ACADEMIC AND PLACEMENT AFFAIRS
NATURE AND EXTENT INVOLVEMENT OF FACULTY AND STUDENTS IN ACADEMIC AFFAIRS/ IMPROVEMENTS
The Philosophy behind Faculty Student Involvement: The Institute has been concentrating in Education, Training & Communication. These are globally recognized as emergent areas of rapid growth in the next two decades. Graduates will have ample opportunity for employment in Management area, and in contributing to national prosperity and global competitiveness of Indian industry. The Institute is committed to develop excellence in education, training and Communication are being made to promote and foster excellence in developing knowledge skills and attitudes in all students and commitment to values in faculty and staff.
In SoM, special emphasis has been placed on developing an environment highly conducive to building of a solid foundation of knowledge, personality development, confidence building, and pursuit of excellence, self-discipline and enhancement of creativity through motivation and drive, which helps to produce professionals who are well trained for the rigors of professional and social life. All Students are encouraged to make life outside the classroom vibrant and enjoyable by engaging themselves in multiple extracurricular areas. Fun creativity, competition, distinction, establishing relationships with fellow students and others in the community and ultimately enhancing the value of their educational experience, is at the heart of all extracurricular activities.
Guidance: Appointment of a Planning & Monitoring Board, developing network with prestigious Institutes in India and abroad, visits by internationally acclaimed professionals to the Institute are some of the metDIRECTORs being used. Characteristics of an Institution of excellence have been identified and are being used as benchmarks for all activities.
Concept of Faculty Involvement: The faculty focuses on developing and strengthening systems thinking, problem solving, analysis, design, team work, communication skills and preparing students for life-long learning. The faculty uses innovative techniques, interactive lectures, guided case studies, literature survey, regular assignments, project work and critical and creative thinking. As a pedagogical practice starting from first semester itself, students are required to explore, study, summarize, critique, validate and evaluate classical as well as current research literature published by eminent research publishers. The faculty stresses on learner centric, active and collaborative learning. Lab and Library are used for developing skills to use and apply various general professional competences. Our Institute lays down Mission, Vision and Objectives in shaping the profile of the graduates. These are discussed, validated and converted in curriculum and teaching practice to achieve the desired goals.
Faculty Development Programme(s): SoM believes in continuous training and development of its staff and teachers. The faculty is both multi-skilled and field specialized. Each year SoM organizes Trainings to impart to its faculty the lessons in professionalism and improving the quality of teaching. The concept of treating students as a customer and caring for them assists the faculty in getting feedback and incorporating necessary improvements. Faculty Development Programme – Emphasizes on course preparation, lecture, tutorial and laboratory delivery, assessment and obtaining feedback. This is undertaken through specific lectures by senior colleagues.
Symposiums / Interactive Sessions / Seminars / Guest Lectures / Presentations are frequently organized; both in house and by inviting eminent external speakers to improve the quality of knowledge and skills.
Students are encouraged to explore the environment through participation in professional /curricular / co-curricular activities outside the Institute.
System of student mentoring has been put in place. Feedback is analyzed at all levels as also during meetings of various forums to imbibe and include new and valid suggestions.
Faculty is encouraged for undertaking R&D projects and do research to upgrade their knowledge.
Faculty is supported through financial incentives to attend conferences / presentations / seminar sand submit the reports, which are shared in the department for mutual benefit and enhancement of knowledge.
A system of student feedback on faculty and teaching is in place. The student feedback analysis is considered by the management and appropriate points implemented for further improvement.