Two-Day NAAC sponsored National Conference on Academic and Administrative Audit (AAA) of the Higher Education Institutions

The Two-Day NAAC sponsored National Conference on Academic and Administrative Audit (AAA) of the Higher Education Institutions, was organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Shri Shivaji Science College, Amravati, on December 09-10, 2016. The objective of the conference was to facilitate an understanding of the importance of Academic and Administrative Audit (AAA) of the Higher Education Institutions and to encourage self-evaluation and accountability in higher education institutions. The conference convener Dr. V. G. Thakare, Principal, while welcoming the guests and the delegates for the conference, appraised the gathering on the working of the college IQAC. The inauguration session was chaired by Adv. Arun B. Shelke, President, Shri Shivaji Education Society, Amravati. Speaking on this occasion, Adv. Arunbhau Shelke emphasized the need of conducting audit by external peers which provides the suggestions for further improvement in the institutions. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. S. P. Kane, Vice Chancellor of RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur. The conference proceeding of nearly 157 pages, having ISBN number, which includes the keynote address, invited talks and twenty six full length papers of the participants, was published at the hands of the inaugurator. The IQAC newsletter of the college too was published on this occasion. The National conference witnessed the participation of 143 delegates comprising of Principals, IQAC coordinators and faculty from various colleges. Dr. R. G. Pardeshi, Principal, Fergusson College, Pune, delivered the keynote address on ‘Academic and Administrative Audit: A Quality Assurance Tool’. The first invited talk was delivered by Dr. M.R. Kurup, Secretary, Kelkar Education Trust, Mumbai, on ‘Management and 3 A`s. He illustrated the significance of the role of management representatives in the process of conducting the yearly Administrative Audit in order to take appropriate measures the overall improvement of the institution. Dr. Vijay Joshi, Principal, K. J. Somaiya Science College, Mumbai spoke, in the second invited talk, on ‘AAA Ritual or Tool?. The Panel Discussion Session on the theme of the conference was organized on the second day under the chairmanship of Dr. P.G. Yeole, Pro- Vice Chancellor, RTMNU, Nagpur, and as the learned members of the the panel, Prof. N. S. Nikam, President, Maharashtra Principals` Federation, Pune, Prof. V. G. Bhamburkar, Secretary, Shri Shivaji Education Society, Amravati, Dr. S.F.R. Khadri, Director, IQAC, SGBAU, Amravati and Dr. P. B. Raghuvanshi, President, NUTA actively participated in the discussion.

Two Days Workshop on “Inculcation of Activity Based Learning Practices in Science and Mathematics Teachers at Secondary Level and Exploration of Innovative Practices in Teaching – Learning and Evaluation Methods”

This workshop was organized by Shri Shivaji Science College, Amravati during 30th Nov. to 1st Dec. 2016. It was catalyzed by National Council for Science and Technology Communication, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi. The workshop was planned in association with Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Memorial Science Centre, Amravati and Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Human Resource Development and Training Centre, Amravati. The collaborators for this workshop were Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai; Asian Association for Biology Education (India Chapter); Techshiksha, Navi Mumbai and Bajaj Science Education Centre, Wardha.

An inaugural ceremony held under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Adv. Arunbhau Shelke, President, Shri Shivaji Education Society, Amravati. Inaugural declaration along with the keynote address was delivered by of Dr. Arun Sapre, Member Secretary, Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission (RGSTC), Govt. of Maharashtra. Mr. S. M. Yadgire, Secretary M. S. S. & HS Board, Amravati; Dr. Nirankush Khubalkar, President, Asian Association for Biology Education (India Chapter), Dr. S. N. Deshmukh, Director, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Human Resource Development and Training Centre, Amravati also graced the function.

The session on the theme “Biology Learning – A Fun” was conducted by faculties from Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai, Mumbai Dr. Rutwik Thengodkar and Mr. Karun Hambir.
Second session entitled “Rising Mathematic Understanding level of School Students” was dealt by Prof. Veena Deshmukh, Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University (SNDT), Mumbai, India. Activity Based Learning for Physics and Electronics was promoted by Mr. Amit Modi, Director, TechShiksha Science Hub, Navi Mumbai.
On the second day of the workshop the invited talk on Bridging Gaps Classical vs Modern Teaching Methods by Mr. Manohar Mali, Vice Principal, Podar International School, Amravati was organized. This was followed by interactive session by Mrs. Sunita Khadse, Head, Deptt. of Chemistry, Bajaj Science Centre, Wardha on the topic “Chemistry – Through Activities”. Next interaction was organized between participants and Commonwealth Best Teacher Award Winner Dr. Tushar Tamhane. He demonstrated fantastic way to deliver complex concept of Physics in the classroom through inquiry based approach. Post lunch sessions were dealing with presentations by participants and a talk by Dr. Dinesh Khedkar, Shri Shivaji Science College, Amravati on Methods of Science Teaching at High School Level. The workshop was concluded in the presence of Mr. A. K. Chitaliya, Head Master, Manibai Gujrati High School, Amravati as a chief guest and Dr. V. G. Thakare as a president of the valedictory function. This workshop was coordinated by Dr. D. D. Khedkar in collaboration of different national agencies.

Placement drive for career oriented course in Cosmetology by Indus Edutrain Private Ltd.

Placement drive was arranged on 24th August 2016 at 4.00 pm. The placement officer , Mr. Manoj Kumar , Stae Project Coordinator , RMSA, Maharashtra, Mumbai was present and guided the students on the topic Selection and working criterion for applied skill in Beauty and wellness sector. For the selection of the students, 6 students have been selected and received order and have joined the job.