Strategies to Strengthen the Institutional Capacities for Quality, Ranking, and Accreditation for Higher Educational Institutions and Universities.


The workshop aims to guide IQAC teams in developing strategies to improve the academic performance of higher educational institutions (HEIs), focusing on the pivotal role of IQAC in enhancing institutional peer-level positions and developing strategies for quality ranking and accreditation processes.

Workshop Overview

Strengthening institutional capacity for quality, ranking, and accreditation requires a combination of strategic planning, resource allocation, staff development, and continuous evaluation. Here are several strategies that institutions can implement to improve their reputation, competitiveness, and impact in the higher education landscape.


Develop Clear Quality Standards: Establish clear and measurable quality standards that align with the institution's mission and goals. These standards should cover various aspects such as teaching, research, infrastructure, student services, and governance.


Implement Quality Assurance Processes: Implement robust quality assurance processes to monitor and evaluate institutional performance against the established standards. This may involve regular assessments, audits, and reviews by internal and external stakeholders.


Invest in Staff Training and Development: Provide continuous training and professional development opportunities for faculty and staff to enhance their skills in teaching, research, and administrative functions. This includes training on quality assurance practices, accreditation requirements, and data analysis techniques.


Enhance Data Collection and Analysis: Strengthen data collection and analysis capabilities to gather evidence of institutional performance and progress. This may involve implementing data management systems, conducting surveys, and analyzing student outcomes.


Engage Stakeholders: Foster collaboration and engagement with various stakeholders, including students, faculty, alumni, employers, and accrediting bodies. Seek feedback from these stakeholders to identify areas for improvement and ensure alignment with their expectations.


Benchmark Against Peer Institutions: Benchmark against peer institutions and best practices in the field to identify areas of strength and areas needing improvement. This can help institutions set realistic goals and strategies for enhancing their quality and ranking.


Promote a Culture of Continuous Improvement: Foster a culture of continuous improvement where innovation and excellence are encouraged at all levels of the institution. This involves creating mechanisms for feedback, recognition, and reward for initiatives that contribute to quality enhancement.


Seek Accreditation: Pursue accreditation from recognized accrediting bodies to validate the quality of programs and services offered by the institution. Accreditation provides external validation of institutional quality and enhances the institution's reputation and credibility.


Align with Ranking Criteria: Understand the criteria used by ranking organizations to evaluate institutions and programs. Align institutional strategies and initiatives with these criteria to improve ranking performance.


Allocate Adequate Resources: Ensure adequate financial, human, and infrastructure resources are allocated to support quality enhancement initiatives. This may involve reallocating resources, securing external funding, or optimizing existing resources for maximum impact.


Monitor and Evaluate Progress: Establish mechanisms to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of quality enhancement initiatives over time. Regularly review performance data, solicit feedback, and make adjustments as needed to achieve desired outcomes.


The workshop will provide guidance on course corrections and help develop a plan to improve ranking positions, recognition, accreditation, and grading processes that can improve their institution's overall performance.


The Participants will receive meaningful and actionable input to refine their existing strategies and the case study experiences of highly reputed institutions.


Who Can Participate?: The Senior Academic Members, Members of IQAC / NIRF can participate in the workshop.



WHY PARTICIPATE ?

    Participants will receive meaningful and actionable inputs to refine their existing strategies. The workshop will provide insights for course corrections and assist in developing a roadmap to enhance ranking positions, recognition, accreditation, and grading processes.


    The workshop includes the design of orientation and training programs for faculty members. It addresses concerns related to NIRF India Rankings, NAAC Assessment, and Accreditation Processes, ensuring that Participants are well-equipped to contribute to institutional growth.


    The workshop leverages the expertise of assessing HEI performance and developing strategies for strengthening institutional capacities in niche areas. Participants will gain valuable insights into specific focus areas that can enhance their institution's overall performance.


EXPECTED OUTCOME

    Improved Institutional Reputation: Participants can expect to implement best practices learned in the workshop to enhance the academic performance and reputation of their institutions among stakeholders.


    Strategic Roadmap: The workshop aims to assist in the development of a strategic roadmap for institutions, leading to improved ranking positions, recognition, accreditation, and grading processes.


    Empowerment: IQAC team members will benefit from the orientation and training sessions, gaining a better understanding of NIRF rankings, NAAC processes, and contributing effectively to the institutional goals.


    Niche Area Advancements: The workshop's focus on niche areas ensures that participants gain expertise in specific domains, providing a competitive edge in those aspects of institutional development.

Topics for Discussions:

    • Quality Standards and Criteria: Perspectives from NAAC Accreditation and NIRF India Ranking.
    • Quality Assurance and Ensuring - Need for systems and process audits.
    • IQAC Monitoring Mechanism: New Trends & Methods of Data Collection and Analysis.
    • Quality enhancement and sustenance in Higher Educational Institutions - Case Study Experiences.
    • Implementation of NEP2020 - The Contemporary Issues in Curriculum Design, Delivery and Diversity.
    • Stakeholder Engagement and Feedback Mechanisms
    • Institutional development plan for better academic and financial health
    • Clarifications on Submission of Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR).

Participation Fee:


    3 Members (1Coordinator + 2 Participants)Rs.10,000/-
    For Every Additional ParticipantRs.3,500/-

    Note: GST extra @18%

Brochure:


Registration Closed

Date:

04th &05th April 2024

Time:

10-00 AM - 05-00 PM

Mode:

online

Speakers

Dr. Prashanth Vishwanath

Professor/IQAC Coordinator, JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research (JSS AHER, Mysuru).

Dr. D. Chamundeeswari

Professor / IQAC Coordinator, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, (DU).

Dr. Vikram Singh

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering J.C. Bose University of Science & Technology, YMCA.

Prof. N.V. Ramana Rao

Director, NIT Raipur.

Dr. B. V. Babu

Consultant (Quality Assurance in Higher Education & World Bank Sponsored Project HEQEP) Former Vice Chancellor, Graphic Era (Deemed-to-be) University & Galgotias University Former Professor & Dean, BITS-Pilani & SRM University-AP

Dr. Nandhibatla Vishwanada Sastry

Director - Ranking and Accreditation, Institute for Academic Excellence.

Dr. Venkatesh A. Raikar

Director (Quality Assurance) and Professor, KLE Technological University, Hubli.

Prof. (Dr.) Gauri Dutt Sharma

President, Association of Indian Universities. Vice Chancellor, University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya.

Dr. Kasturi S Vijaya Sekhar

Head, Statistical Cell, IIIT Hyderabad.

Shri. K. Venkatesh

Director, Institute for Academic Excellence, Hyderabad.


Strategies to strengthen the Institutional Capacities for Quality, Ranking, and Accreditation


Day - 1 (04-04-2024)

Time Technical Session Topic Cheif Guest / Guest of Honour / Speaker / Resource Person
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Categories : all

Keynote Address


Prof. (Dr.) Gauri Dutt Sharma
President, Association of Indian Universities.
Vice Chancellor, University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Categories : all

Quality Standards and Criteria: Perspectives from  NAAC Accreditation and NIRF India  Ranking


Dr. B. V. Babu
Consultant (Quality Assurance in Higher Education & World Bank Sponsored Project HEQEP)
Former Vice Chancellor, Graphic Era (Deemed-to-be) University & Galgotias University

Former Professor & Dean, BITS-Pilani & SRM University-AP

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Categories : all

Quality Assurance and Ensuring - Need for Systems and Process Audits


Prof. N.V. Ramana Rao
Director, NIT Raipur.

01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Lunch Break

02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Categories : all

IQAC Monitoring Mechanism: New Trends & Methods of Data Collection and Analysis.


Dr. Prashanth Vishwanath
Professor/IQAC Coordinator, JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research (JSS AHER, Mysuru).

04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Categories : all

Quality enhancement and sustenance in Higher Educational Institutions - Case Study Experiences / Self Appraisal.


Dr. Nandhibatla Vishwanada Sastry
Director - Ranking and Accreditation,
Institute for Academic Excellence.

Day - 2 (05-04-2024)

Time Technical Session Topic Cheif Guest / Guest of Honour / Speaker / Resource Person
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Categories : all

Implementation of NEP 2020 - The Contemporary Issues in Curriculum Design, Delivery and Diversity.


Prof. Venkatesh Raikar
Director (Quality Assurance) and Professor,
KLE Technological University, Hubli.

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Categories : all

Stakeholder Engagement and Feedback Mechanisms


Dr. Kasturi S Vijaya Sekhar
Head, Statistical Cell,
IIIT Hyderabad.

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Lunch Break

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Categories : all

Guidance for Submission of Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR)


Dr. D. Chamundeeswari
Professor / IQAC Coordinator,
Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, (DU).

03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Categories : all

Institutional development plan for better academic and financial health - IQAC Role.


Dr. Vikram Singh
Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering
J.C. Bose University of Science & Technology, YMCA.



Who can Participate

The Senior Academic Members, Members of IQAC / NIRF can participate in the workshop.



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