Ludhiana: The IQAC of Gujaranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana
organized a workshop on ‘Enhancing Quality Higher education: Innovative
Practices’ under Faculty Development Programme. Dr SS Johal, the Chancellor of
Central University of Punjab, Bathinda presided over the workshop. Dr. Harish
C. Sharma, Former Head, Department of History, GNDU, Amritsar and Dr. Ganesh A.
Hedge, Advisor, NAAC Bangalore, were Chief Speakers.
The workshop started with Dr. SP
Singh (Former Vice Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar), Honrary
General Secretary, Gujranwala Khalsa Educational Council formally welcoming the
chief guest, the speakers and the faculty of GGN Khalsa College, GGN IMT,
GGNIVS, and GGN Khalsa College of Pharmacy and GGN Public School. Dr. Hargunjot
Kaur, Coordinator, IQAC shared the previous inspections recommendations and
also shared whatever steps had already been taken to increase the quality of
education in the college.
Dr. Hedge gave power
point presentation in which he talked about the quality in Higher Education and
the advanced technologies that are being used to upgrade the same. Dr Hedge
insisted that focus has now shifted more to student support and progression,
governance and leadership. He sensitized the faculty to issues on inclusion,
collaborative and independent learning and nurturing generic competencies. Dr.
Harish Sharma gave an insightful lecture on the new recommendations and
criteria now applicable on colleges & universities. There was an
interactive session with the faculty members asking various questions to the
experts to clear their doubts regarding the new rules of NAAC regarding various
remarks were delivered by Dr. S.S. Johl. Dr Johl stressed on special efforts to
bring in students from special categories. He also made mention of continuing
performance, monitoring and appraisal of the students by the teachers. He said
focus should be on transparent efficient and objective examination system. Both
Dr. G. Hegde & Dr. Harish Sharma applauded the progress & achievement
of the college and congratulated the staff, Principle for their
Principal Dr. Arvinder
Singh proposed a vote of thanks to all present and highlighted the achievements
of college in the recent past like opening of UGC sponsored B.Voc &
Community College courses and installation of Solar Power Panel.