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Monday, 19 July 2021

Inauguration of Workshop on Requirements of NBA Accreditation under AICTE Margadarshan Scheme

 The accreditation process changed the evaluation outlook from an open-loop system to a closed-loop system of the Teaching-Learning Process' prof Lakshminarayanan Samavedham,NUS,Singapore

The inaugural function of the one week workshop on “Quality assurance in Technical and Higher Educational Institutions and interpretation of Requirements of NBA Accreditation” was held on 
19th July 2021 at 9 am. The chief guests of the program were Dr.Lakshminarayanan Samavedham from National University of Singapore, Singapore and Dr.T.Thyagarajan, Dean of MIT campus, Anna University.

The Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Coordinator, Dr.P.Kalaichelvi welcomed the gathering and briefed on the achievements of the Department since its inception. She also mentioned 
that even during lockdown the Department has worked hard to keep teaching, learning and research alive. Dr.N.Sivakumaran, the Institute Coordinator of the AICTE-MARGDARSHAN 
scheme mentioned on the steps taken to bridge the gap between quality improvements of affiliated colleges through innovative programs.

Dr.Arunagiri, faculty of Department of Chemical Engineering and Coordinator of the workshop briefed about the objectives of the workshop as well as the nature of participants as well as institutions. He also updated the schedule of the workshop with respect to the topics of presentations as well as about the resource persons.

Dr.Ramakalyan Ayyagari, Dean (Academic) of NIT Tiruchirappalli emphasised the importance of quality related to higher education. He also mentioned that scaling up requires documentation, policy 
executed, periodic auditing and good records and the workshop will set itself as a perfect platform for the young faculty and also after attending this workshop, the  participants will be able to disseminate 
the knowledge gained in this workshop to their colleagues and other Institutes.

Dr.Thyagarajan, Dean, MIT campus was the guest of honour and insisted that outstanding institutions like NITT has set a standard towards the requirements of NBA. He quoted Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s mentioning of  three connectivities, such as physical, electronic and knowledge and appreciated the coordinators and the Institute for initiating this workshop. Quality assurance is all about ABCD, A for auditing, B for bench marking, C for checklist and D for documentation and are the four essential parts, he mentioned.

The Chief Guest Dr.Lakshminarayanan Samavedham, NUS, Singapore spoke on the preparation for Accreditation as a faculty, program coordinator and academic leader. He appreciated the Accreditation process as it changed the evaluation outlook from an open-loop system to a closed-loop system of the Teaching-Learning Process. He shared his experience on how the accreditation assessment helped him as a teacher as well as an administrator and how it helped in understanding the abilities a student is required to possess. Finally Dr.Sheeba, Department of Chemical Engineering and Coordinator 
of the workshop proposed the vote of thanks.

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