IQAC Initiatives

SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES AND CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY IQAC FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-16
Faculty enrichment and empowerment programme
  • Induction Programme was conducted for newly appointed Staffs on 27th May 2015 on Institutional History, Vision, Mission, Philosophy, Culture and Values by Fr. Hedwig D’Costa S.J., senior educationalist from Jesuit Nivas.
  • Staff development programme on creativity was conducted for all the staff members from 27th to 29th May, 2015.
  • Staff members were encouraged to attend various faculty enrichment and empowerment programmes at city, state, national, international level seminars, conferences, workshops, seminars, paper presentations, training programmes, staff formation etc. This academic year (June2015 - May 2016) alone faculty members have attended more than 100 enrichment and empowerment programmes
  • Students members were encourage to attend city, state, national, international level seminars, conferences, workshops, seminars, paper presentations, training programmes, etc. This academic year (June 2015 - May 2016) alone students have attended more than 15 enrichment and empowerment programmes.

Information technology enabled facilities
  • Public Address System, Well-furnished computer laboratories, Laptops, mobile LCD Projectors, Audio /Video recording facilities and Computers inter-connected through intranet and internet (LAN and Wi-Fi ).
  • Website, Pupil-Pod (College ERP Solution), Public Address System and Social network Notice Board.

Performance Appraisal
  1. Regular staff meetings were held to take monitor and assess the progression of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
  2. Staff evaluation by the students and student council were conducted periodically to assess the quality of academic and non-academic activities.
  3. Feedback from student council pertaining to curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular was taken.
  4. HOD’s Appraisal by the Department Colleagues and Self-Appraisal by the Lecturer were also conducted.

Add-on courses
  1. Diploma in Human Rights Studies in collaboration with South Indian Cell for Human Right Education and Monitoring by Department of Political Science.
  2. Diploma in Hardware and Networking was conducted by the college
  3. Certificate course in Equity Trading and Investment was conducted in collaboration with ICICI Direct by department of Business Administration.
  4. Inter-Disciplinary Integrated Course in Accounts, Maths and Statistics for Humanities in collaboration with Department of Business Management.
  5. Certificate course in Communicative English was conducted by Department of English.
  6. UGC sponsored Diploma in Information Technology Enabled Services was conducted by community college.
  7. UGC sponsored Diploma in Retail Management was conducted by community college.
  8. Certificate course in MS-Excel and Tally was conducted in collaboration with Network for Information and Computer Technology (NICT).
  9. Certificate course in Information Technology Infrastructure Management Services conducted by College in collaboration with AHANA Systems.

New courses
  1. The college introduced M.A (English) for the academic year 2015-16.

Student support services
  1. Orientation programme for all the students was conducted in the beginning of the academic year. The focus areas were history of the Institution, Vision, Mission, Objectives, and Examination System, functioning of the Autonomous system, rules and regulations of the college.
  2. Bridge Course was conducted for all the first year students to have a smooth transition from Intermediate to College. It focused on the basic language skills and also briefing new subjects
  3. Subsidized News Papers were provided for all the students to inculcate reading habits and bring general awareness.

Parent-teachers interface
  1. Parent-teachers interface was organized in the beginning of the academic year to brief them on the functioning of the College and the importance of collaborating with the college in grooming the students both academically and non-academically
  2. Parents meeting were also conducted after every CIA to brief the parents about the performance.

Spiritual development
  1. Daily prayer is being conducted to inculcate promote spiritual and secular feeling among students
  2. Annual retreat and regular mass are being conducted to cater to the spiritual needs of the catholic students.

Student support services
  1. Pupil pod – An Enterprise Information Management system was introduced this year. This is to facilitate the uploading of information pertaining to the Calendar of events, Students attendance, CIA marks, and examination time table various activities organized by the college to the cell phones of parents / guardians. This software keeps them updated on all these areas mentioned above.
  2. Suggestion Box – A Suggestion Box was installed this year. All grievance and suggestions of the students can be dropped into the box. The Principal regularly keeps a tab on such grievance and suggestion and takes corrective measures.
  3. To help the academically weaker students, remedial classes and mentoring were extended.
  4. To monitor the performance of the students, the attendance and CIA marks were displayed on the notice board every month.
  5. The Management has given Rs. 10,00000/- as fee concession (scholarship) to around 304 economically weaker students for the academic year 2015-16.
  6. Besides, Rs. 6,08,250/- was given as advance to 73 students to pay their fees for the academic year 2015-16.
  7. The college also generated private scholarships of Rs. 2, 88,580/- and supported around 46 economically weaker students.
  8. The college has Sneha Fund scheme to provide medical aid to the poor students and their families. 12 students and their families were benefitted from the scheme during this Academic Years.It paid for the surgeries of three parents of our students and also the medical bills of Rs. 29,353/- to students and families.
  9. Free snacks scheme was extended to all the students coming from extremely poor families. More than 118 students have benefitted from this scheme for the academic year 2015-16.

Inspection and visits
  1. Coordinated the Bangalore University Autonomy Review and Evaluation Committee on 11th August 2015.
  2. Coordinated the Bangalore University Standing Committee on Autonomy Review on 3rd December 2015 headed by the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Prof. B. Thimme Gowda with a 11 member team of experts.
  3. Coordinated the UGC Expert Committee on 3rd& 4th March 2016 to review the functioning of Autonomy and to grant extension of Autonomous status to evening college for the period of 2016 – 2022.
  4. Coordinated the Karnataka Jesuit Educational Society Reviser’s team visit on 23rd July 2015

Infrastructure enhancement
  1. Principal, Vice Principal, Main Staff Room, Commerce Staff Room and Conference Room was renovated.
  2. Department of English and BCA Staff Rooms were also renovated.
  3. Minor painting of Girls Rest Room and Corridors was done.
  4. 16 CCTV cameras were fixed in College campus.
  5. Public Address System was introduced in the College for better administrative communication and for daily Prayer.
  6. Medical Room was established with a Full time Nurse on duty.
  7. Laptops, Desktops and a tablet and other electronic gadgets were provided to all the departments to enhance the teaching-learning process.
  8. The Class rooms are equipped with LCD projectors and other amenities.
  9. The campus is Wi-Fi enabled and students and faculties have access to toll free internet on their mobiles on all working days within the campus.

Library
  1. More than 700 books have been added to the library for the academic year 2015-16.
  2. All the departments have upgraded their shelves in the library with new books, journals and magazines.
  3. The economically poor students are allowed to borrow books from Book Bank facility for one full semester.

Student development activities
  1. The investiture ceremony for the college student council was organized on 26th June, 2015 to make the student council understand the solemnness of the roles and responsibilities that they have taken up.
  2. In order to empower the student council, the college organized a training session on leadership and organizational skills on 27th June, 2015.
  3. The students were also encouraged to participate in various inter-collegiate competitions such as, seminars, conference, cultural fests, Gospel fests and sports activities. Some of the inter-collegiate competitions students won prizes
  4. Tejas, an annual inter-class cultural competition was organized by the student council from 1st to 19th August, 2015. The objective of the fest is to help students to explore, exhibit and enhance their talent and abilities in literary, stage, creative, art events.
  5. AICUF takes active part in organizing Awareness programmes and participating in campaigns.

Department enrichment programmes
Departments were regularly encouraged to contact various curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities to inculcate multiple intelligence skills among the students. Some of the activities conducted by the various departments are Guest Lectures, Bridge course for various subjects, Seminars, Quiz competitions, Literary competitions, Creative activities such as collage, sketching, poster making, Soft-skills training programme, Study Tour/ industrial visit, Academic mentoring, Remedial activities, Frequent Parent teacher’s meeting, Paper presentation, Article review/analyses, awareness campaign, documentary presentations etc.




Collaboration
  1. Diploma in Human Rights Studies in collaboration with South Indian Cell for Human Right Education and Monitoring by Department of Political Science.
  2. Certificate course in Equity Trading and Investment was conducted in collaboration with ICICI Direct by department of Business Administration.
  3. Inter-Disciplinary Integrated Course in Accounts, Maths and Statistics for Humanities in collaboration with Department of Business Management.
  4. Certificate course in Communicative English was conducted by Department of English.
  5. UGC sponsored Diploma in Information Technology Enabled Services was conducted by community college.
  6. UGC sponsored Diploma in Retail Management was conducted by community college.
  7. Certificate course in MS-Excel and Tally in collaboration with Network for Information and Computer Technology (NICT).
  8. Certificate course in Information Technology Infrastructure Management Services conducted by College in collaboration with AHANA Systems.
  9. Digital Library collaboration with ST. Joseph’s College of Business Administration and British Council
  10. Social Analysis for all the students of College is organised in collaboration with Youth Empowered in Action for Humanities
  11. Ignitors “An Integral Formation Programme” for all the students of College is organised in collaboration with Karnataka Jesuit Province
  12. YEAH (Youth Empowered in Action for Humanity) in association with St. Joseph’s Evening College organized one day “Reinventing Youngistaan” events on 23rd August 2015 and “Peace is Possible” on 19th & 20th September 2015.
  13. Collaboration with following sister institutions for use of infrastructure, learning resources and staff formation programmes.
    • St. Joseph’s College of Business Administration
    • St. Joseph’s College of Commerce
    • St. Joseph’s College
    • St. Joseph’s Boys High School
    • Ashirwad- Centre for Continuing education, Laity Formation and Inter-Religious Dialogue & Youth Apostolate.

Examination
  1. Introduction of Choice Based Credit System
  2. Strengthening the examination committee
  3. Widening the scope of both external and internal paper setters
  4. Strengthening of bar coding system
  5. Announcement of results online
  6. Declaration of results as per the schedule
  7. System of revaluation
  8. Photocopy of answer scripts
  9. Double valuation of PG scripts and Review system for UG scripts

Research initiatives
  1. Faculty members are encouraged to pursue M.Phil. , Ph.D. or other research programs
  2. Research committee is empowered to facilitate research activities for staff and students
  3. Faculty members are encouraged to attend City, State, National and International Seminars, Workshops, Conferences etc., to enhance research skills.
  4. Time-off, reduced teaching load, special leave etc. are granted to teachers who attend City, State, National and International Seminars, Workshops, Conferences , Viva voce etc.
  5. Faculty members who have registered for research are given flexibility in the timetable to carry out research work
  6. Faculty members are supported with infrastructure, human resources, financial assistance to purchase books, information technology enabled services (LCD, INFLIBNET, LAN, Wi-Fi, Laptops, Personal Computers, Audio-Visual aids) to carry out research activities
  7. Financial assistance is given to organize City, State, National and International Seminars, Workshops, Conferences etc.
  8. Administrative and financial assistance is given to organize interface meetings /lectures /symposium /conference with eminent intellectuals, scientists of national and international repute
  9. All the final year students are expected to compulsorily undergo research methodology course and prepare research paper