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Dnyansagar Institute of Management & Research successfully conducted a ‘Seven Days e-FDP on NAAC Accreditation’ in association with EduMentor from 21st July to 27th July 2020. Setting up quality standards, striving ceaselessly to raise the benchmark and making quality assurance is an integral part of the higher education is the way forward for the functioning of higher education institutions. Keeping this in mind, this Faculty Development Programme was aimed at understanding the essence of NAAC Accreditation process. The objective of this FDP was to make the participating faculties well acquainted with the criteria wise guidelines, P’s & Q’s, steps to be taken forward and scaling up to upgrade the facilities and ultimately the educational quality standards.
It is very crucial to mobilize the intellectual prowess of the academic fraternity from probable nugatory distractions towards the constructive learning and be resolute during this tough phase of Covid-19”. The prime purpose of this FDP was to make the academicians of higher education institutions keep themselves abreast of the inexorable accreditation process and cycles, ultimately keeping them cognizant to recuperate.
The Faculty Development Programme started on 21st July through zoom online platform. This e- FDP got an overwhelming response from the teaching fraternity of higher education institutions from all across the country. Around 900 faculties from Kashmir to Tamilnadu and Orissa & West Bengal to Gujrat registered for this e-FDP.
The major highlight of this e-FDP was that the eminent speakers from different states holding more than 30 years of industry and academic experience including an experience of an assessee as well as an assessor, addressed the participants on seven different criteria of NAAC Accreditation. The first speaker of this e-FDP, Dr. Aftab Alam, Director of A. J. Management Development Institute, New Delhi, threw light on the Criteria-III: Research, Innovations & Extension. The Second day of the FDP was graced by Dr. J. P. Majumdar, Professor in Faculty of Management, Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar, Gujrat, who addressed the audience on Criteria-IV: Infrastructure & Learning Resources. The third day of an e-FDP was marked with the presence of Dr. R. Nageshwar Rao, Professor, Department of Business Management & Director- IQAC, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana, who guided the attendees on Criteria-I: Curricular Aspects. The resource person for the fourth day of FDP was Dr. Aisha Sheriff, Professor
& Chairperson, B. N. Bahadur Institute of Management Sciences, University of Mysore, Mysore, who took the participants through the NAAC Criteria-V: Student Support & Progression. Dr. M. S. Khan, Dean & Head of Department – School of Management & Commerce, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow gave a glimpse of NAAC Criteria-VI: Governance, Leadership & Management to the participants on the sixth day of FDP. On the concluding day of an e-FDP, Dr. Gunmala Suri, Professor, Punjab University, Chandigarh enlightened the faculties on the NAAC Criteria-VII: Institutional Values & Best Practices.Such Faculty Development Programmes would definitely help the teaching fraternity to update and upgrade themselves to face the challenges and changing paradigms in the education system.