The NAAC inspection team undertook their investigations based on various major parameters of Curricullam Aspects, Research and Consultancy, Teaching-Learning and Evaluation, Infrastructure and Learning Resources, Student Support and Progression, Governance, Leadership and Management and Innovations and Best Practices, the NAAC team quizzed the Heads of the Departments of Rastrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) on the second day of its inspection on September 11, 2014.
The NAAC inspection team while interacting with the departmental heads, were observed to be more keen on knowing the Research & Development outcome in their respective departments and how much training and skill development initiatives are taken by their individual departments.The MoU’s between the Departments and Industries were also sought by them.
They laid emphasis also on finding out data on the placement of students in industries and if the efforts were undertaken or not in all seriousness or not. The HoDs were also quizzed over the Curriculum and the manner of management of the time-tables. Library and Laborotories upkeep was also on the agenda of the inspection team.
Another important aspect that came up during the inspection was the strength of student in every class against the sanctioned number of seats. They wanted to know, if the departments are having the required number of students or not. If not, what initiatives have the departments taken to overcome this deficit.
The NAAC team also inquired about the approved faculties in the department. They probed if the departments are having the required number of faculty as per the UGC norms.
Problems are there, but focus your on studies said NAAC team to hostelites
The team investigated the conditions of the Hostels. They also heard the problems from the students. However, some of the NAAC team members said to the hostelites that they too have lived in hostels when they were students and that problems would be there, but one should focus on their studies.
The NAAC peer team remained in the hostel for around 20 minutes and inquired about the facilities being provided to them. They also asked the students to give suggestions which the team would convey to the Acting Vice Chancellor.
On September 12, 2014, the NAAC team will meet the Exam Controller Shrikant Komawar to assess security of papers and degree certificates and later interact with Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) Director Siddharth Kane. Afterwards, it would interact with heads of various affiliated colleges and with the students at Guru Nanak Hall, where they are expected to get a feel of actual grievances plaguing them like a late declaration of results and exorbitant exam fees.
Later, the team will also meet with parents, members of the newly formed Alumni Association, Finance Officer, Registrar and Non-teaching Staff.
On September 13, 2014 the NAAC peer team will share their report with the Vice Chancellor before finalizing it and later conduct an exit meeting at NU Convocation Hall, before concluding the visit.