Published : Tuesday, 17 November, 2015 06:10 PM
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur, in its pursuit to contribute to the ‘Quality Improvement in Higher Education’ began the 11th six-day ‘Faculty Development Programme (FDP) under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP-II) on Monday for faculty members at different levels from 15 Engineering institutions from states of – Maharashtra,Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Puducherry, Gujrat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Bihar,and Chhattisgarh.
The day beganwith the introduction and the participants were introduced to the six-day program. Prof. PRS Sarma briefed about the background of TEQIP-II and what could be the key takeaways from this programme. He urged the participants to allow the facilitators to work on them so that they can take maximum benefits from the six days programme.
An ice-breaking session was subsequently conducted by Prof. Pankaj Singh and Prof. Vinay Kalakbandi where the participants were made to become acquainted with each other through game-playing methods in order to break the communication and other barriers that exist among strangers.
Followed bythe ice-breaking session, there was a session on Vision, Mission and Strategic Reconciliation in Academic Institutes. In the session, Prof. Satyasiba Das discussed about the various facets of Vision and Mission in an institute. This was more of an interactive session with the participants in which participants shared their experiences and worked on the various facets of Vision Mission of the Institute.
In the post lunch session, Prof. B.S.Sahay, Founder Director, IIM Raipur, discussed the scenario of Technical Education Institutions in India and the overall picture of Engineering Education. Some important concerns about engineering colleges in India and important attributes of top engineering colleges in the world viz., Diversity of students, Diversity of Faculty, Global Curricula, Quality of Placements, Industry Interface, World-class infrastructure, Alumni spread worldwide, etc. were discussed in connection with the context of achieving excellence at the institutional level.
Prof. Sahay stressed that academic institutions should achieve excellence bydeveloping Visionary Leadership; Strategic Planning; Process Management; Students, Stakeholders & Market Focus; Faculty &Staff Focus and Focus on the future of the institution.
Prof. Sahay concluded by explaining the barriers to effective administration at individual as well as the organization level. He urged all the participants to strive to overcome individual, managerial, operational, and technical barriers in the pursuit of achieving academic excellence.
The day concluded with a project workshop through group activity. All the participants were grouped into five groups and Project Director & TEQIP Coordinators were assigned to these groups for guiding the projects.
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