Saturday, 14 April 2018

Academic Audit at Govinda Dasa College and PG Centre, Surathkal

A programme on Academic Audit was held in Audio Visual Hall of Govinda Dasa College, Surathkal on 13th April 2018. The IQAC organised this programme with an intention to have self-reflection, collaboration, teamwork and peer feedback. Accordingly, an opportunity to have structured conversations among faculty, stakeholders was held and all focused on a common goal to improve quality processes in teaching and learning and thus enhance student success. 
The programme commenced at 10 am with the welcome and introduction of the programme by Dr. Shiva Shankar Bhat, Head of the Department of Economics and the Coordinator of IQAC of the College. Later Principal of Govinda Dasa College spoke about quality, its imperatives, the importance of team work towards the accomplishment of quality and responsibility of faculty.
Later, Dr. Sureshramana Mayya explained in detail the digital initiatives undertaken by the college as per instruction from Principal and Management of the College. He informed the change of suffix of web address of Govinda Dasa College as instead of and the benefits of this change. He also informed the implementation of G Suite at Govinda Dasa College, its uses to move towards quality, its benefits to faculty. He also explained the utility of having domain name based email address and appealed to faculty to use their domain name based email address and google classroom. He dwelt in detail about the various applications provided along with G Suite such as , GDrive, Site, Hangout, Photos, gmail, maps, news and all other applications, that too without any space constraints. He explained that more than 70 million persons have been using gsuite applications worldwide. He also appealed to download classroom aps, so that our student can use it in the classroom.
Later, the Management team of the College joined the discussion. Sri E. Janardhana, President of Trust, Sri M. Venkat Rao, Secretary of the Trust, Sri Madhusoodhana Rao, Director of the Administration, Prof. K. Rajmohan Rao, Member of the Member of Hindu Vidyadayinee Sangha and Former Principal, Prof. Y. V. Ratnakar Rao, Former Principal, Prof. Ramesh Kulai, Coordinator of M.Com and Former HOD of Govinda Dasa College, Prof. Anantha Padmanabha Rao, Former Professor of SVS College, Bantwal,  and all faculties of Govinda Dasa College and Post Graduate Centre attended the programme.
The President of the Trust initiated discussion on issues like having a short term and long term vision, sustaining the college during the changed circumstances, to overcome the competition by  other colleges, how to maintain quality and commitment among faculty. He called the Director of Post Graduate Centre to present his views on starting of new Post Graduate Courses and the associated problems. Later, Prof. Krishnamurthi requested the management to maintain the status quo regarding some courses. There were discussions on viability and non-viability of certain arts courses, etc. Principal of the College made his remarks and appreciated the Management and Faculty for contributing their best for the development of  Govinda Dasa College. Sri Madhusoodhan Rao, the Director, Administration proposed a vote of thanks. Later the Management offered fitting lunch to all the participants.

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