IQAC Initiatives at Uttaranchal University:
|The ERP Cell is structured to provide feedback to the Management on key parameters and the input given assists the management in monitoring and decision-making.
|Feedback & survey of the university stakeholders
|IQAC has transformed the manual input system of stakeholders feedback into an online system except for “Employers” with effect from 2018-19 onwards. The university stakeholders include faculty, students, employers and alumni. The relevant suggestions by the faculty and students are incorporated to redesign the curriculum of the respective program or course.
|Internal Academic and Administrative Audits
|For the sake of changes in the current or immediate future, the Committee reviews the learning processes at the university with an Action Taken Report (ATR) on it.
|Conduct of FDPs
|The IQAC is into regular conduct of faculty development programs to enhance quality in different areas. A regular conduct of the above is with promising outcomes in teaching and learning practises and it is recommended that faculties at HEIs should regularly engage in FDP training activities.
|Organizing Conferences/Seminars/Workshops Trainings and Webinar etc.
|The IQAC is into regular conduct of organized Seminars and Workshop Training programs. This interface is a prerequisite for students to be exposed internationally and to lay the foundation for a successful professional career.
|PDP classes were initiated in the departments within the academic hours of the University on the recommendation of IQAC. This imbibes the students with sense of self awareness, improved focus and effectiveness, self confidence, more motivation and greater resilience to fulfilling commitments in life.
|Bridge courses are intended for students who do not have the basic background and remedial classes are intended for slow learners to assist them to achieve competencies in core academic subjects through the graduation programme.
|Introduction of Value-added Courses
|These imbibe the students to expectations of industry and bridge the skill gaps and make students industry ready for employability.
|Initiation to OBE
|As a prerequisite for quality control and growth, the IQAC introduced an outcome-based education framework for POs/PSOs and Cos.
|Outcome based education (OBE) in teaching-learning based on Bloom’s taxonomy
|The IQAC accentuated on teaching inputs and methodologies by coordinating the departments to have teaching plans with an objective to enhance the teaching learning process. The University has introduced several new courses over the last five years as per the need of industry and employability at all levels. Different value added courses have also been offered by the departments for student skill enhancement. It has emphasized the student-centric learning and offers a clear understanding of the accomplishments at the end of the course.
|The IQAC ensured the preparation of lab manuals by the different departments to ensure a formal methodology for students.
|ICT facilities have been implemented which assist in the preparation of e-content on LMS based on ERP. The entire course material is uploaded into this interface to teach at scheduled lectures. The faculty has the option of updating the portion of lecture plan covered in that specific class with a choice to remain full or partial. The ERP cell shifted from Window’s version to MVC on the recommendation of IQAC to boost the teaching learning support that can also be accessed from time to time off campus.
|Establishment of “UUCCE” (Uttaranchal University Centre for Competitive Exams)
|This enabled the activities conducted under the establishment of the development centre to undertake the preparation of competitive exams in the various disciplinary and non-disciplinary areas.
|Creation of Institutional Repository
|On the recommendation of IQAC, the University Library has established an Institutional Repository (IR) to handle the publication of faculty and academic scholars for the effective use of information sharing.
|Faculty research ID interface
|On the recommendation of IQAC, ERP cell has developed an interface for the faculty members to provide them with their research IDs viz. SCOPUS ID, ORCID ID, Researcher ID, Google Scholar ID and Microsoft Academic ID etc. to synchronize their research contribution on the national portal of INFLIBNET.
Based on the recommendation of IQAC, the University library took initiative to have a specific profile of “Uttaranchal University” in consultation with INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad.
All the faculty members have registered themselves on VIDWAN database and have individual VIDWAN ID. VIDWAN is an e-learning platform primarily developed for students, researchers and educational institutions. This platform is useful for providing expert knowledge to colleagues and researchers and facilitates to add their research publication by linking their Academic ID.
|Green practices including Green and Energy Audits
|The Green and Energy Audits for Earth’s sustainability and adoption of renewable energy sources were planned and organized.
|Digitization of library practises
|Digitization of previous year question papers, syllabus and article clippings has been introduced.
|Online examination (Sessionals)
|The willingness of the departments to perform sessional examinations online was encouraged by the ERP Cell on the advice of IQAC.
|On the recommendation of IQAC, faculty members engaged in research and publication work are rewarded by the provision of an honorarium to motivate them to continue their research contributions. In order to inspire faculty members to generate high-quality research papers indexed in the UGC CARE List, the acknowledged faculties are commended with an honorarium.
|Ethics and academic integrity
|Academic integrity facilitates the implementation of educational principles through anti plagiarism software (TURNITIN & URKUND) and research ethics.