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National conference on “Role of Academic and Administrative Audit in Institutional Quality Improvement”
Schedule : 21st and 22nd January 2016 (Two Days)
REPORT Two days National Conference on Role of IQAC: “Academic and Administrative Audit for Improvement in Institutional Quality” was held in the premises of K. J. Somaiya College of Arts, Comm. & Science, Mohanirajnagar, Kopargaon on 21st & 22nd January 2016. Hon. Dr. S. B. Nimse, Vice- Chancellor, Lucknow University, Lucknow and Hon. Principal Dr. M. R. Kurup, Secretary, Kelkar Education Society, Mumbai inaugurated this conference. Dr. B. B. Bhosale, Coordinator of conference (NCAAAIIQ-16) opened the session with welcome address to chief guest. Principal, Dr. B. S. Yadav clarified the approach and his views behind conducting this conference. Dr. M. R. Kurup focused in his presentation that the 90% success of any institution or failure lies in the hands of teachers. Teacher is the central element in the success of institution. Dr. M. R. Kurup created awareness among the minds of participants that teachers is a magician and they can do magic through their teaching. He also says, teachers should trigger questions in the mind of the students rather than readymade answers. In his key note address, he emphasis on Academic Audit which includes vision, mission, purpose of audit, Audit process, Teaching learning & evaluation Audit. He also emphasis on teachers quality. commitment of teachers. He thoroughly explains Audit report structure and the advantages of audit. In the same way, Hon. Dr. S. B. Nimse, Vice- Chancellor, Lucknow University, Lucknow also gave the importance to quality education and skilled staff. He gave the example of Harvard Ranking No. 1 University in the world. He discussed the strategies this university has adopted to stand ranking one in the world. He also discussed such university required the teachers from all over the world who are extra ordinary in their fields and give them highest salary. Principal Dr. H. V. Deshpande also emphasized on the importance of quality education and stressed on why audit is important. He gave the detailed process and performa of the academic and administrative audit. Also in his speech he reviewed the function of IQAC. On the second day in first session Dr. Shashank Dalvi, Vice Chancellor, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Pravaranagar, delivered a very excellent and knowledgeable lecture on Academic and administrative Audit in Medical Science. He gave several examples and current innovation in Audit of Medical field. The same point was very well carried out on the next days by Chief Guest Hon. Rajan Welukar, Provost, Somaiya Vidyavihar and Ex. Vice Chancellor, Mumbai University. In a very simple language and effective way he gave the significance of what is Audit in everybody’s life and at the same time for the progress of Institution? He defined the progress of humanity in four ages those are Information Age, Knowledge Age, Innovative Age and finally we are lived in that is ‘Applied Innovative Age’. He concluded his beautiful address with L.L.L. formulary that is Life Long Learning. Post lunch session was chaired by Hon. Principal Dr. Vijay Joshi, K. J. Somaiya Science and Commerce College, Vidyavihar, Mumbai. He said the lecturing method has become out dated in this scenario and teachers need to use student centered two way method in teaching. He emphasized on the charging of classroom and questioned to the gathering at his conclusion that, Are we innovative in teaching?
Publication of Special issue of Peer Reviewed International Journal- Role of IQAC: “Academic and Administrative Audit for Improvement in Institutional Quality & Souvenir
Schedule : Published on 21st January 2016
Peer Reviewed International Journal on Role of IQAC: “Academic and Administrative Audit for Improvement in Institutional Quality with ISSN: 2278-9308 was published by Hon. Vice Chancellor Dr. Sarjerao Nimse, Lucknow University and Dr. M. R. Kurup, Secretory, Kelkar Education Society, Mumbai. This Journal contained 38 Full length Research Papers written by renowned Research Scholars like Hon. Dr. Ganesh Hegde,Assistant Adviser, NAAC, Dr. M. R. Kurup, Secretory, Kelkar Education Society, Mumbai, etc. A 'Souvenir' with ISBN: 978-93-84659-16-5 was also published by Hon. Vice Chancellor Dr. Sarjerao Nimse, Lucknow University and Dr. M. R. Kurup, Secretory, Kelkar Education Society, Mumbai. This Souvenir contained 38 Abstracts and valuable messages of dignitaries like Dr. R. P. Sing, Director, NAAC, Dr. Ganesh Hegde, Hon. Vice Chancellor Dr. Sarjerao Nimse, Hon. Vice Chancellor Dr. Pandit Vidyasagar, etc.