Workshop On “Sustaining Quality Culture in Autonomous Institutions: Impact and Challenges”

Jhulelal Institute of Technology, Nagpur recently concluded anISTE-approved workshop organized by IQAC Cell in Association with Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur on “Sustaining Quality Culture in Autonomous Institutions: Impact and Challenges”.

To mark the beginning of the function traditional lighting of the lamp was done by the hands of chief guest Dr. SmitaAacharya, Director IQAC, RTMNU, Nagpur.other dignitaries present were Dr. MadhaviWairagade, Executive Director and Advisor-JIT, Dr. NarendraBawane, Principal-JIT, Ms. Mona Mulchandani, Dean Academics & Quality Assurance-JIT, Prof. Amit Pimpalkar, Convener.

Prof. Amit Pimpalkar gave the opening remark stating that this workshop is very important for colleges that are in the process of becoming autonomous institutes. He presented a quick overview of the program’s itinerary.

Dr. NarendraBawane, Principal, JIT, initially briefed about why such a Workshop is important for the autonomy process. He said autonomy is like Bramhastra, being an autonomous institute; we get lots of power related to the academic process of the institute. However, he said it is very important to check whether we are prepared to implement autonomy.He said we have invited may-respected personalities from RTMNU for guidance and suggestions and it will help us to thoroughly prepare for autonomy.

He talked about the importance of NEP, Skill development, and holistic development of students through the implementation of various multidisciplinary and interdisciplinarysubjects. He said we need to focus on the medical, agricultural areas as well on vocational coursesand research activities. Faculty should take interest in the research area and must engrossed on flexibility in academics, open electives, MOOCS courses, NPTEL, and Swayam courses.

Dr. SmitaAacharya, Director IQAC, RTMNUchief Guest of the workshop congratulatedteam JIT for getting an A+ grade in NAAC and said achievements are always followed by new challenges. She discussed the adoption of the National Education Policy and the government’s commitment to its implementation. The role of the university and affiliated colleges in NEP was explored. She stated that the engagement of all stakeholders is critical in the autonomous process. She offered a quick overview of a new approach to teaching and learning and she stated that with the proper implementation of the NEP and autonomy, faculty requirements would grow and a greater emphasis would be placed on quality education. She stated that education is a large business money generator. To recruit international students, we must compete on a global scale the next five years would be a period of transformation for the educational sector. Taking on new challenges will foster a problem-solving mindset.

Dr. Madhavi Wairagade,Executive Director and Advisor-JIT concluded the inauguration with herpresidential speech. Dr. Uma Thakur hosted the inaugural ceremony.More than 100 participants attended and were benefited the by the workshop. Shri Mahesh Ji Sadhwani, Chairman, SSCT, Shri Virendra Kukreja, Secretary, SSCT, Dr. Madhavi Wairagade,Executive Director and Advisor-JIT, Shri P. V. Pampatwar, Director Technical, JIT, Dr. Narendra Bawane, Principal, JIT,Ms. Mona Mulchandani, Dean Academics & Quality Assurance-JIT, havewished the event all the success.