Title of the Practice 1: ATAL Technology (Advanced Teaching and Learning Technology)
In the recent years there is a tremendous change in the teaching – learning process and variety of techniques and methods are introduced. The Rathinam College is the first institution in Coimbatore to implement 100% online system of education. Today there is a huge demand for technology driven education. In order to meet out the expectations the institution has introduced online teaching and learning process. This has taken the institution to a new level of excellence in academics and administration.
The objectives of the practices is to introduce advanced technology in teaching and learning process, to make the teaching and learning process simple and more effective, to make student centric approach in teaching and learning process, to introduce remote access to all the facilities of the college and to make all communications simple, fast and user friendly.
The institution has implemented a technology driven, complete online system in the areas of administration, academics, library and accounts. The shifting towards complete online process is challenging and extensive training is provided to administrative, teaching and non-teaching faculty members.
Title of the practice 2: Review of department activities through monthly meetings.
Reviews could encourage observation, perception and awareness both during and after experiences. Reviewing helps the students, teachers and the institution progress in learning and development. In order to determine any gaps or inconsistencies in teaching- learning process and to rectify them, the institution is conducting the review of department activities through monthly meetings. The intent of review meeting is to reinforce the methods followed by the institution for students and faculty development. It also provides an opportunity to highlight the professional and career related Page 6 of 10 accomplishments of the institution. The review meeting aims to provide a clear and objective feedback for the improvement of the teaching and Learning Process.
The objectives of the practices is to analyze and review students’ performance by evaluating their Placement results, Internship and Project reports and Communication skills, to analyze and review the faculty performance by evaluating their contribution in research & consultancy, Student attention level, attending Faculty development program,etc and to review the Institution’s growth by analyzing Infrastructure utilization, arrangement of Co-curricular activities, Awards and publications.
In accordance with the template provided by the institution, the staff members recorded all the requirements of the students such as Placement and Entrepreneurship results based on the cumulative offers, students’ exam result based on End semester, model and continuous assessment test, their development in English fluency, their involvement in internships based on the industrial training undergone by the students and project reports to promote career planning. Faculty performance review focuses on both the employee performance and the target achieved by the employee. The agenda such as, Research proposal, Faculty development based on the number of papers published with Industry collaboration, peer reviewing are reviewed in the meeting which has enhanced the competence, motivation, results and the performance. The institutional agenda is also reviewed by analyzing the results of the academic audit conducted, participation of the students in extracurricular and co-curricular activities, quality of seminars / workshops / conferences conducted in terms of Level of Guests, number of participants, number of papers presented, Number of industry participants, Placements will be assessed through number of companies visited for recruitment, number of placements made, Average CTC & Highest CTC, infrastructure utilization through club activities, conduct of value-added courses, add on courses and library utilization. After the careful review and audit, the best performing departments will be rewarded with cash prize. All the faculty members of the selected department get benefitted with the cash prize.