Chitkara University organizes seminar on Quality Assurance in Higher Education
The Accreditation and Quality Assurance Cell at Chitkara University, Punjab organised a two-day National Seminar on Quality Assurance in Higher Education “QAHE-2022” recently. Education experts deliberated on National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 with a special focus on Quality Assurance in Higher Education. The event was organised in association with National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and Tata Tele Business Services.
Eminent speakers in the seminar included Dr. R. K. Goel, Director-IQAC, Punjabi University, Patiala, Prof. (Retd.) L. N. Mittal, Formerly Professor at NITTTR, Chandigarh, Dr. Kawaljeet Singh, Director, University Computer Centre, Punjabi University, Patiala, Dr. Sandhir Sharma, Dean, Chitkara Business School; and Dr. V. K. Jadon, Dean-Academics, CUIET (Applied Engineering), Chitkara University, Punjab.
On the occasion, a souvenir with 91 research articles received from research scholars and faculty members on the topic “Quality Assurance in Higher Education” was also launched. In all, 122 research articles were received and best were shortlisted for publication in this souvenir which will be scrutinised further for publication in the Scopus database.
Sharing her views Dr Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor of Chitkara University said that we at Chitkara are always focused on the implementation of the NEP into the modern education system to meet the Industry 5.0 requirements. She gave her valuable insights about quality in higher education. She said that the most effective factor is human capital, expressed in the knowledge, skills, creative abilities, and moral qualities of individuals in society. Higher education institutions are increasingly viewed as economic engines by policymakers and seen as essential for ensuring knowledge production through research and innovation. She also shared her views about the quality in higher education. She said that education is now considered as instrument of change, as change is happening quicker than in older times.
Chitkara university is always focused on multidisciplinary research and consultancy and so far the university has published 4000+ Scopus articles which have more than 14000 citations. 1800 patents have been applied so far out of 300 patents have been published and 150 granted.
On the occasion, Dr. Goel discussed the role of accreditation agencies in improving the education system in higher educational institutes and how rankings contribute to imparting quality education and institutional growth.
Dr. L.N. Mittal emphasised the role of teachers in improving the teaching-learning process. He suggested ways in which teachers could improve themselves and give their contributions to improving students by encouraging themselves for their career progression.
Prof. Jadon discussed the importance of outcome-based education and further elaborated on the concepts of PO and CO attainment and their importance in today’s education system.
Dr. Sandhir Sharma enlightened us on curriculum aspects, teaching-learning-evaluation, and teaching competency. Dr. Sharma explores the role of dialogue in the classroom. Dr. Sharma also explores the linkage between curriculum and accreditation as well as rankings.
Dr. Kawaljeet Singh discussed the issues concerning e-Content Development in Online Learning Mode in the context of NEP 2020.
All the presentations delivered by the candidates in the seminar were focused on the impact of accreditation agencies on the education system, how the education system transitioned itself to an online education system during COVID-19, what are the after effects, and how NEP can contribute to strengthening the Indian education system.