In pursuance of the notification of the UGC. F.No.20-1/2009(IUC), its Action Plan for performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality up-gradation of institutions of higher education (HEI), the Honourable Vice Chancellor, The Neotia University established the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC). The IQAC is constituted following the guidelines of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The primary task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of The Neotia University.
The Neotia University channelize its efforts and measures towards promoting the holistic education and strategic service to the society.
|1||Prof. Biswajit Ghosh, Vice Chancellor||Vice-Chancellor||Chairman|
|2||Mr. Pradip Jyoti Agrawal, Advisor to Chancellor||Pro-Chancellor
|3||Prof. Niloy Sarkar, Dean, School of Health Science||Professor||Member|
|4||Prof. Parthakumar Mukherjee, Dean, School of Science &
|5||Prof. S. K. Kothari, Dean, School of Agriculture and Allied
|6||Prof. M. K. Samanta, Dean, School of Pharmaceutical Science||Professor||Member|
|7||Mr. Rupam Ghosh, Dy. Director-School Hospitality & Culinary
|8||Dr. Rakesh Kumar Singh, Assoc. Dean School of Humanities,
Law & Social Sciences
|9||Dr. Soumen Mukherjee, Assoc Dean, School of Vocational Studies & Skill Development||Assoc. Professor||Member|
|11||Nominee from Alumni||To be filled||Member|
|12||Nominee from employer||To be filled||Member|
|13||Mr. Suhas Mukherjee||AVP, Admission & Administration||Member|
|14||Dr. Abhijit Samanta||Assistant Professor||Coordinator|
|15||Mr. Samik Samanta||Assistant Registrar||Member|
|2||Mr. Suhas Mukherjee||AVP-Admission & Administration||Member|
|3||Mr. Samik Samanta||Assistant Registrar||Member|
|4||Mr. Sunanda Chatterjee||Assistant Registrar (Student Affairs)||Member|
|5||Mr. Ashoke Kumar Das||Asst. Librarian||Member|
|6||Mr. Vishal Kumar Gupta||CFO||Member|
|7||Ms. Maitreyee Samanta||Manager Student Affairs||Member
|8||Prof. Niloy Sarkar, Dean, School of Health Science||Professor||Member|
|9||Prof. Parthakumar Mukherjee, Dean, School of Science &
|10||Prof. S. K. Kothari, Dean, School of Agriculture and Allied
|11||Prof. M. K. Samanta, Dean, School of Pharmaceutical Science||Professor||Member|
|12||Mr. Rupam Ghosh, Dy. Director-School Hospitality & Culinary
|13||Dr. Rakesh Kumar Singh, Assoc. Dean School of Humanities,
Law & Social Sciences
|Dr. Soumen Mukherjee, Assoc Dean, School of Vocational Studies & Skill Development||Assoc. Professor||Member|
|16||Dr. Partha Niyogi||Assistant Professor||Member|
|17||Dr. Shivani Santosh||Associate Professor||Member|
|18||Dr, Bidisha Mondal||Assistant Professor||Member|
|19||Dr. Kalyanasis De||Assistant Professor||Member|
|20||Dr. Koel Mitra||Assistant Professor||Member|
|21||Ms. Shabnam Jana||Associate Professor||Member|
|22||Ms. Swati Sharma||Assistant Professor||Member|
Date: December 21, 2021
Time: 3.30 pm
Mode: Online (MS Teams)
Agenda – 1: Welcome address by Prof. (Dr.) Biswajit Ghosh, Honorable Vice Chancellor, TNU
The meeting started with the Welcome address by Prof. (Dr.) Biswajit Ghosh, Honorable Vice Chancellor, TNU. The meeting was recorded with the permission of the chair and consent of all the members present.
Agenda – 2: Upcoming UGC Visit to The Neotia University: Presentation by Dr. Manashi Chakraborty, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Coordinator, IQAC, TNU
Dr. Manashi Chakraborty, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Coordinator, IQAC, TNU presented an elaborate proposal for the preparation of the upcoming UGC Visit, comprising of the following points:
The presentation was followed by a brief discussion by Prof. Partha Mukherjee, Dean (Officiating), School of Science and Technology regarding the Proposed Team structure and their functioning protocol.
Based on the presentation, subsequent discussion and advice of the Honorable Pro-Chancellor, TNU and Honorable Vice Chancellor, TNU the following resolutions were undertaken:
|Sl. No.||Name of the Committee||To be proposed by|
|1||Classrooms||Dean/Director of respective School|
|2||Academic Laboratories||Dean/Director of respective School|
|5||Computer and Internet facilities||System Administrator|
|7||Transportation facilities||Mr. Suhas Mukherjee|
|8||Medical Harbour||Resident Doctor|
|9||Sports and Recreational facilities||Mr. Gopal Bhandary under the guidance of Mr. Suhas Mukherjee|
|10||Extra Curricular facilities||Club Mentors under the guidance of Mr. Suhas Mukherjee|
|11||Faculty and Staff Meeting Committee||Dr. Manashi Chakraborty under the guidance of Honorable Vice Chancellor|
|12||Evaluation system/Examination Cell||Controller of Examination|
|13||R & D Visit Committee||Convenor, R & D Committee|
|14||IQAC Visit Committee||Coordinator, IQAC Committee|
|15||Office Visit/Compliance Committee||Assistant Registrar|
|16||Meeting with University Office Bearers||Under the guidance of Honorable Pro-Chancellor and Honorable Vice-Chancellor|
|17||Placement/Alumni||Head, T & P Cell|
|18||HR Section||Head, HR|
|19||Hospitality of the UGC Visit Team||Mr. Suhas Mukherjee|
Agenda – 3: AQAR (2020-2021)
Dr. Manashi Chakraborty, Coordinator, IQAC communicated with the respected members that we shall start the preparation of AQAR (2020-2021) and hence shall require relevant information from the respective units as per the latest proforma.
The members promised complete cooperation in this regard.
The meeting concluded with a Vote of Thanks to all the members present by Dr. Manashi Chakraborty, Coordinator, IQAC, TNU (Convenor).
Minutes of Meeting with the Deans / Director, Head of the Academic Units, Controller of
Examination (CoE) and Coordinator Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) on the
improvement of ‘Academic Quality’ on June 12, 2021 at 11.30 noon in virtual platform.
Meeting link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetupjoin/19%3ameeting_YTI4ZGViOGItYmVjYS00OTUxLTgzNTMtMzMzYWVkYTFkNzQ1%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22131726cc-abd7-4136-8425-bb458174c3c5%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22126356ab-c45e-492c-9612-f7e86ede6f26%22%7d
Prof. (Dr.) Biswajit Ghosh, Honorable Vice Chancellor (in Chair)
Mr. Pradip Jyoti Agrawal, Honorable Advisor to Chancellor
Prof. (Dr.) Susanta Mitra, Pro Vice Chancellor and Director, School of Science & Technology
Prof. (Dr.) Niloy Sarkar, Dean of Academics and Dean, School of Health Sciences
Prof. (Dr.) Malay Kumar Samanta, Dean, School of Pharmacy
Prof. (Dr.) Sushil Kothari, Dean, School of Agriculture and Allied Sciences
Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Kumar Singh, Associate Dean, School of Humanities, Law and Management
Prof. Rupam Ghosh, Deputy Director, School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Prof. (Dr.) Shivani Santosh, Head, Applied Psychology Academic Unit
Prof. (Dr.) Amit Sarkar, Head Bio Technology Academic Unit
Prof. (Dr.) Partha Kumar Mukherjee, Head, Computer Science & Engineering Academic Unit
Prof. (Dr.) Ankush Ghosh, In charge, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Academic Unit
Dr. Pulok Pattanayek, Controller of Examination
Prof. Ashok Barai, Head, Marine Engineering Academic Unit
Prof. Diptesh Bhattacharya, Head, Nautical Sciences Academic Unit
Dr. Manasi Chakraborty, Coordinator, Internal Quality Assurance Cell
Dr. Anindita Dutta, Head, English Academic Unit
Prof. Samik Samanta, Assistant Registrar
Mr. Avijit Das, Assistant General Manager – Administration (non-Member, Convener)
At the beginning the Vice Chancellor welcome all the members in the meeting and requested them to share their opinion on the improvement of teaching learning methods, implementation of uniform evaluation systems, improvement in mentor mentee system, and evaluation of strength, weakness, opportunities and threat of the schools and academic units.
It has been observed by the Management that Teaching – Learning practices across various Schools and the Academic Units of University are not uniform. Sometimes faculty members are distributing Class Notes after the class and as a result the students prefer to read these notes instead of reading text books and reference books.
After prolong discussions by the Deans, Director, Academic Units Heads the House arrived at the followings.
From now and onwards:
If there is any doubt on the subject topics during the lecture period, that will be clarified at the end in the ‘Doubt Clearance’ hours the duration of which will be 5-10 min.
There should be a ‘Brush up hours’ about 5-10 min. if required, at the beginning of each classes.
There should be ‘Uniform format of Lesson Plan format’, that should be followed by all the Faculty members.
This Lesson Plan shall include the list of reference books and text books that the students should go through as well as the links to audio visual content relating to the subject. Dean Academics was requested to devise the format for the Lesson Plan soon so that faculty members can submit the same for the ensuing semester by 7th July.
During this item the Dean, School of Pharmacy and Dean, School of Agriculture & Allied Sciences pointed out about directives of the respective regulatory bodies on the marks to be allotted for the Internal evaluation systems.
After prolong discussions it was decided that for all the Schools of the University, ‘Internal Evaluation’ will be conducted by taking two exams, out of which the first one will be taken at the end of 6th Week, the second one at the end of 12th Week and evaluation on Laboratory/Assignments/Field Work, Viva Voce etc. may be conducted at the end of 20th Week of the Semester. In addition to these any other evaluation be requiring to adhere with the regulatory directives may be conducted in between the 6th and 12th Week of the Semester.
The distributions of Marks will have to be adhere with the directive of the ‘Regulatory Body’, where it is applicable. Where there is no directive it is decided that 67% of the obtained marks will be the weightage of the ‘Internal Evaluation’ and 33% of the obtained marks will be weightage of the ‘Final Evaluation/Semester end Exam’. Totaling of these two will be reflected in the ‘Marks Sheet’ of the students. The Controller of Examination will make out the ‘Details on Evaluation Plan’ and will be incorporated in the ‘Academic Calendar’ of the University. It was further decided that the internal evaluation should be conducted with full sincerity of the semester exam and the Controller Of Examination will take necessary steps in this regard including printing of Question Paper, using computer labs for conducting online examination and the ratio of marks allotted for MCQ, short essay type and long essay type questions. The focus will always be to bring uniformity across the University.
After detailed discussions it was recommended that, the 20% of the total students whose academic performances are below the normal are considered to be the mentee and will be recommended for putting under the mentor for enhancing their academic performances.
In this items discussion was conducted only on the ‘Weakness’ and ‘Threat’ of all the Schools and Academic Units.
After analyzing the input provided from the Schools and Academic Units it was decided these require further discussions in developing uniformity in all of the items.
Meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair and the Members present in the meeting.