Bharathidasan University apprised principals of affiliated colleges about initiatives taken for quality enhancement of curriculum, teaching-learning, and research and development at a workshop for them on Thursday.

Organised by the university’s UGC-Academic Staff College and Curriculum Development Cell, the workshop titled ‘Information and Communication Technology, Research and Development and Innovative Teaching Skills in Higher Education’ attracted 49 principals of affiliated, constituent and model colleges.

After Director of UGC-Academic Staff College M.Daniel explained the university’s initiatives, Vice Chancellor K. Meena spoke of excellence and quality sustenance as key factors determining future survival in a competitive scenario.

While focusing on quality enhancement, higher educational institutions need to create knowledge and transmit them appropriately in order to facilitate students to make the best use of prevailing opportunities.

Ms. Meena advocated optimal utilisation of infrastructure, access to e-resources, vocational training, university-industry relationship, innovations in research, and use of powerful pedagogical tools.

Her lecture on ICT in higher education was followed by a talk on need for innovations in teaching-learning process in higher educational institutions by R. Karpaga Kumaravel, Professor, Department of Educational Technology.

V. Manickavasagam, Registrar, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, interacted with the principals while speaking on research and development in colleges.

During the discussion that ensued, participants shared expertise on the scope for technology-enabled teaching and creation of research culture in colleges.

E. Ramganesh, Director, Curriculum Development Cell, informed that the university, in the wake of its accreditation with ‘A’ grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council, has initiated the process for securing the status of University with Potential for Excellence.

  • Higher educational institutions need to create knowledge

  • VC advocates optimal utilisation of infrastructure