Teaching and Learning Management Tools

The university utilizes software-based recent online learning systems like Moodle to deliver all sorts of courses allowing students to access class materials via the Internet in additional to providing the modern class rooms equipped with computerized audio-visual systems with multimedia projectors. The new learning techniques raise better engagement, interaction and quality learning through the delivery of leading-edge technology, service and data capability. The university facilitates and encourages the development of course materials and interactions for all of the courses using the web-based learning system. The university also encourages the use of various learning tools and software like Google, YouTube, SPSS etc. The course materials include but not limited to tutorial problem sets, class notes, power-point presentations, animations, interactive quizzes, discussion groups and video and audio files of the lectures in the form of podcasts or .mp3/.mp4/.wav/.mpeg/.avi/.flv files. As with curriculum design, the decision as to which teaching methods to be utilized will reside with the faculty to achieve the openness for innovating new ideas.

University Management System Software

The university's University Management System (UMS) is a large system that is used to manage, maintain and secure day to day business. In this modern world UMS plays a big role to provide the users the appropriate academic information within a short period of time with a user-friendly interface. UMS provides all the features to execute a wide range of academic, administrative and security services and maintain all from a single database. The features include but not limited to, taking class attendance, giving and viewing student results, auto calculation of grades, sharing course materials, setting class routines, giving feedbacks, sending tickets, sending automated SMS/email to the parents or any other staffs etc.

Teacher Student Interaction

For promotion of high level of teacher student interaction, each student is to be assigned an advisor and the student is free to discuss with his advisor all academic matters. One adviser is to be normally appointed for a batch of students. The adviser advises each student about the courses to be taken in each term by discussing the academic program of that particular term with the student. However, it is also the student's responsibility to keep regular contact with his/her adviser who will review and eventually approve the student's specific plan of study and monitor subsequent progress of the student.

Student Representation

Students are selected to participate in the deliberative processes of the various committees and clubs where appropriate. In that capacity, they have the opportunity to represent not only their personal views, but also represent the views of their constituent student body. They arrange interactive and productive events from their individual student club. They also go on academic tours, participate in and arrange various inter-university programs that help the overall development of the university. Students' feedbacks are also taken to enhance the contents of the curriculum. This is a very essential part of effective learning. This is why we incorporate our young brains in the feedback system and value their opinions. This helps the teachers understand their concerns, what is helping them learn in a course and what is not. This improves the quality of teaching and enhance the overall learning of the students.

Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

Teachers, Students, Staffs, Alumni, Parents and Employers — these are the six stakeholders who are favorably affected in any kind of changes in the university's quality of education. An awareness to the perception of these stakeholders as well as the feedback that they may give, are very important for maintaining and improving the quality of services rendered by the university. Standardized course and instructor evaluations are completed at the end of each semester for each course under the framework of institutional quality assurance cell (IQAC). The online evaluation software having the capacity for evaluating multiple instructors in the same course is used for students' feedback. Students are authenticated and then restricted for submitting multiple feedbacks for the same course or instructor but the software is able to make the feedback anonymously. The individual faculty member and the university Authority, i.e., the members of IQAC, are able to login to see the aggregated feedbacks on the individual course or individual instructor. Students are asked to complete these online surveys during a class period near the end of the course. The assessment and evaluation committee designs the survey under the guidance of IQAC. The data is analyzed and a report is generated and delivered to the course instructor and the instructor's department chair automatically. The report highlights both positive and negative findings and may contain recommendations for improvement from the committee. This report is also a part of the faculty member's annual performance evaluation. Final year students will also be surveyed to seek their opinion on all aspects of the university including the adequacy of the curriculum in preparing them for practice, their experience with student services and, overall, their satisfaction with the program. Consideration will also be given to conduct personal interviews between individual faculty members and graduating students, either individually or in a focus group.