UGC Sponsored Two Day National Workshop on Repositioning Quality Culture in Higher Education – Concerns and Challenges

Inaugural Function:

Dr. Srinivasaiah, Special Officer, Dept. of Collegiate Education , Govt. of Karnataka, Regional  Office, Mangalore inaugurated the Workshop.  He  emphasized the need for Quality Enhancement in the Higher Education Institutions in order to increase the employability of the students.

Sri. Cpt. Ganesh Karnik, MLC, Govt. of Karnataka, Bangalore expressed his concern towards declining values in the area of education.  He viewed that we ourselves have to develop human values and quality culture in order to produce the best quality products.

Dr.G.V.Joshi, Professor and Former Member of State Planning Board, Govt. of Karnataka stated about the increased vital role of the State in Repositioning Quality Culture in Higher Education and Emphasized on Reforms and Innovations in the process of Teaching and Learning.

Sri. E. Janardhan, Deputy Director (Rtd), ISRO, and the President of Hindu Vidyadainee Sangha (R), Surathkal, which  manages the college presided over the function and emphasized the need for Repositioning the Quality of Higher Education to meet the expectations of all stakeholders in the 21st Century.

Dr. K.Shivashankar Bhat, Co-ordinator, IQAC and Co-ordinator of the Workshop presented the preamble of the workshop and welcomed the august gathering.  Mr. Hareesha Acharya P. Asst. Coordinator of the workshop tendered vote of thanks.

I Technical Session: 

Theme : Learning Outcomes and Competencies

Resource Person: Prof. C.R. Francis, Maharani’s Science College for Women, Former Coordinator for RUSA and E-Governance at Higher Education, Govt. of Karnataka, Bangalore.

Prof. C.R. Francis viewed that Quality of Education is effected by various factors.  There are emergence of new players in the higher education sector.  He mentioned about the improvement in both materials and human resource management system.

Chairperson of the session Dr. Krishnamurthy, Principal SDM Residential PU College, stated about the active involvement of the students, teachers, management and government in Repositioning Quality Culture in Higher Education.

II Technical Session

Theme : Academic Standards and Academic Quality

Resource Person: Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair,  Registrar, Central University of Kerala, Kasargode, Kerala

Dr.Radhakrishnan Nair advocated that it is necessary to go beyond the curriculum and redundant guidelines of higher education system should be done away with in order to enhance the quality of the student in particular and quality of higher education in general.

Chairperson Dr. Norbert Lobo, Head, Dept. of Economics, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore emphasized the need for autonomy and development of choice based education system to increase the employability of the students.

Paper Presentation Session

Chairpersons: Dr. Sham Bhat V., Associate Professor, Sacred Heart College, Madanthyar

Dr. Prakash Rao, Associate Professor, Poorna Prajna College, Udupi

III Technical Session

Theme : Students Learning  Support

Resource Person: Dr. Jayaprasad., Professor, Dept. of International Relations, Central University of Kerala, Kasargod

Dr. Jayaprasad viewed that it is necessary to combine the traditional method of teaching learning with modern mode of teaching and learning in order to increase the quality of the students. He supported the change introduced by the NAAC in assessing the quality of higher education institutions under the new methodology.

Dr. Savithri, Principal, Canara Evening College, Mangalore acted as Chairperson and highlighted the importance of the role of management in students learning support with a view to achieve overall improvement of the institutions.


IV Technical Session

Theme : Outcome Based Education : Opportunities and Challenges

Resource Person: Dr. Ciraj A.M. Deputy Director, Manipal Centre for Professional and Personal Development, Manipal University, Manipal

Dr. Ciraj highlighted on the opportunities and challenges of higher education institutions pertaining to good outcome.  He argued that improving the quality of teachers as well as the students is necessary. This would result in emergence of creativity and creativity follows mastery over the discipline.  Mastery of skills among the students should be the first priority today to reposition the quality of higher education institute system.

Dr.P.K. Balakrishna, Professor and H.O.D, Dept. of PG Studies and Research, SDM College, Ujire viewed that outcome based education is indispensable to enhance the quality of the students  and thereby increasing their employability.

Paper Presentation Session

Chairpersons : Dr. Srinivasaiah, Special Officer, Dept. of Collegiate Education, Regional Officer, Mangalore

Dr. Suresh Ramana Mayya, Director, P.G. Studies and Research Centre in Commerce, Govinda Dasa College, Surathkal

Valedictory Function


Repositioning Quality Culture in Higher Education – Concerns and Challenges


Dr. P.S Yadapadithaya, Professor and Former Registrar, Mangalore University delivered valedictory address.  He expressed his concern for the need of repositioning quality in higher education since the employability rate is low on India.  Positivism and value based system in teaching and learning process of higher education institutions are indispensable to enhance the quality of the institutions in order to meet the expectations of all the stakeholders.

Sri.M.Venkat Rao, Secretary Hindu Vidyadayinee Sangha, (R)¸Surathkal emphasized on developing quality culture among the teachers and the students.  This helps in increasing the overall quality of an education institution.

Dr.B. Muralidhar Rao, Principal, Govinda Dasa College presided over the function.

Dr. K. Shivashankar Bhat, Coordinator welcomed the gathering and Mrs. Daya Suvarna Dept. of Economics extended vote of thanks.

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