Mangaluru: St Agnes College holds faculty development programme

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Mangaluru, Jul 18: St Agnes College (autonomous) organised a faculty development programme on the topic 'Quality, Sustenance and Enhancement in Higher Education'.

The resource person was Capt John Prasad Menezes, LLM, FNI, FICS, FCMS, FICA. He started the session by explaining the three important aspects from the 'letter to the Parents in New India' namely education system, being a good human being and goal of a teacher is two-fold. He asked a few questions to the audience like 'What is Quality? What is Enhancement? And What is Sustenance?' Thereafter he emphasised on 5 D’s (Development, Discipline, Devoted, Dedicated and Determination) of quality product, Goodwill of a Brand, Quality education and Behaviour of the stakeholders. He highlighted the topic 'Challenge of Enhancement' which includes the importance of setting up Key Performance Indicators and to make it work. He also said that education is a dynamic phenomenon and a proper curriculum is essential for quality enhancement in higher education.

The different ways to tackle sustenance may be one or several of the following: Change management, Sustenance objectives, Quality v/s quantity, Brand leadership, Key risk analysis. He also summarised the importance of Jacobs’s ladder and truth model. He spoke about the importance of higher education that caters to job and focuses on the end product which could be achieved by continuous learning and through interdisciplinary equal progress approach. To achieve quality, enhancement and sustenance in higher education practical learning need to be focussed upon.

The session concluded by stressing on three important aspects: Quality, enhancement and sustenance have domino effect, with enhancement quality improves/track record improves and thereby achieve long term sustenance.

The next session was taken up by Dr Geralyn Pinto on the topic Communication Sills. She said that to improve knowledge of grammar and language, one should read the standard newspaper and articles. Thereafter she discussed the common errors which are normally committed. For example Cope up with, discuss about, a lot many, revert back, years back, ATM machine, IFSC code, basic necessity, compete with each other, close scrutiny, debate contest and so on. She also emphasised that if a subject is singular, its verb must also be singular, if a subject is plural its verb must also be plural.

The session concluded with an inspirational story titled 'A Gift from the Past' which focussed on developing talents.


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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore, Houston/Dallas, Texas, U.S.A

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    All the Educational Development and Progress all over India, eversince we were gifted with the freedom from the British-raj in the year of 1947, we attribute to the Members of all the Faculty throughout India. The disciplines of Education, the diversities attached to Education and the quality of Education we have accomplished thru our own initiatives is an enormous achievement indeed. St. Agnes College of Mangalore should be proud of this fulfillment.

    Having said all that, our Faculty needs constant surveillance and guidance so that all the faculty is fully acquainted with the changes that are coming through our nation due to ever-increasing number of students each year and the ever-changing nature of Educational level all over India. Every kind of Education need to match with the growing challenges of the Nation so that each and every student gets Graduated on time and also get employed well and on time to fulfill his or her job commitment. It's all supply and demand with no Graduate left behind.

    St. Agnes College and St. Aloysius College are always dear to our heart because our foundation of little Education we attribute to these two fine Institutions of Mangalore. May God continue to bless them in all their future endeavors in life, because thousands of young men and women depend on the fine schools we have been blessed in Mangalore. They deserve our support.

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