Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)
The IQAC at Trinity College is a pioneering body to many of the programs run at the college. The IQAC was set up on 2010 at Trinity College, duly constituted in accordance with NAAC stipulated guidelines. It assists and advises the Principal to closely monitor and administer quality assurance and quality enhancement activities keeping in view the academic and administrative issues. It is an important forum for initiating quality enhancement by the application of regular intervention strategies. The IQAC applies several strategic measures to evaluate the functioning and performances of various departments. This is taken care of by regular in-house meetings where the departments are required to present an overview of their teaching-learning methodologies and assessment modes.
Feedback mechanism, as well as internal audits of the college is organized by the IQAC. The IQAC also ensures that the college faculty is assessed and evaluated through student-feedback mechanism. It also motivates the departments to expand their linkages. An annual plan is made for each department and presented at the meeting. All members of the cell make suggestions for up-gradation of annual departmental plan.
Another initiative was the Continuous Professional Development where the teachers are required to prepare a short/long term plan for their academic and professional growth and the IQAC takes a regular update on the same. The IQAC at Trinity College is a pivotal body as regards plans for the student development at college and beyond.
The Norms/criteria for IQAC by NAAC-2017
1. Chairperson: Head of the Institution
2. A few senior administrative officers
3. Three to eight teachers
4. One member from the Management
5. One/two nominees from local society, Students and Alumni
6. One/two nominees from Employers /Industrialists/stakeholders
7. One of the senior teachers as the coordinator/Director of the IQAC
List of Members
|IQAC Chair Person||Principal||Dr. Ajay Prashar|
|Representatives of Management|
|Director, TGI||Rev. Fr. Peter Kavumpuram|
|Administrator, TGI||Rev. Fr. Jose|
|Asst. Director, TGI||Rev. Fr. William|
|Secretary, Governing Board, Trinity Education Society||Rev. Sr. Elseena MJ|
|IQAC Coordinator||Senior Faculty Member||Asst. Prof. Neetu Khanna|
|Joint Coordinator||Faculty Member||Asst. Prof. Harpreet Kaur|
|Representatives of Teachers||Head of Departments|
|Asst. Prof Baljeet Kaur|
|Dr. Puja Gaba|
|Asst. Prof. Nidhi Sharma|
|Asst. Prof. Jessy Jullian|
|Representative of Administrative Staff|
|Office Superintendent||Mr. C. B. Sharma|
|Office Incharge||Rev. Sr. Rita DM|
|Representatives of Students|
|President of College Cabinet||Mr. Anuj|
|Vice President of College Cabinet||Ms. Anu|
|Representatives of Alumni||2||Mr. Jatin Thakur & Mr Jackson|
|Representatives of Stakeholders:|
|Administrator, N.C. Society||Rev. Fr. Antony Vezhapilly|
|Parents’ Representative||Mr. Prince Gupta f/o Ms Diksha & Mrs. Gaytri m/o Ms Khusboo|
|Representatives of Employers/Industrialists/Society||Academicians from other institutions|
|Dr. Ekonkar S Johal, Depty Registrar, IKGPTU, Jalandhar|
|Dr. Ashish Arora, Associate Prof. GNDU Regional Campus, Jalandhar|
|Dr Nishchey Behal, Associate Prof. DAV College, Jalandhar|
Seven Criteria Coordinators for NAAC
|Curricular Aspects||Dr. Puja Gaba|
|Teaching-Learning and Evaluation||Asst. Prof. Neetu Khanna|
|Research, Innovations and Extension||Asst. Prof. Inderpreet Kaur|
|Infrastructure and Learning Resources||Asst. Prof. Nidhi Sharma|
|Student Support and Progression||Asst. Prof. Navdeep Singh|
|Governance, Leadership and Management||Asst. Prof. Baljeet Kaur|
|Institutional Values and Best Practices||Asst. Prof. Jessy Julian|
IQAC MEETINGS 2018-19
FIRST QUARTERLY MEETING 2019
TRINITY COLLEGE, JALANDHAR
INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL
FIRST QUARTERLY MEETING 2019
Minutes of Meeting
TIME: 2.30 PM
Venue: Principal’s Office
Members Present: all except Dr. Ekonkar, Mr. Jackson, Rev Sr. Rita Maria
The meeting started with prayer lead by Asst. Prof. Harpreet. Respected Principal Asst. Prof. Ajay Prashar formally welcomed all the members to first quarterly meeting of IQAC. The meeting was conducted with pre-planned and pre-informed agenda:
- The chairperson of the meeting, Prof Ajay Prashar initiated the meeting by briefing about the college to the members. He explained about the number of courses run by college, research journal ‘Trinitarian’, Digital App for students and teacher and cash less campus etc.
- Afterwards the IQAC coordinator Asst. Prof. Neetu introduced the members with the working of IQAC. She narrated that the cell is working from 2010 onwards and has taken various quality initiatives like documentation, internal and external academic audits, collecting and analyzing feedback from various stakeholders. Besides all above basic functions, IQAC Council suggests many quality initiatives for up gradation of teachers and students.
- After the brief introduction of IQAC, The coordinator proposed academic calendar 2019-20 for due consideration by the members. The members appreciated the way it has been prepared date wise and suggested that:
- Its name can be changed from academic calendar to academic and co academic holistic calendar
- The activities proposed by various cell specially placement and career guidance, NSS and NCC should also be included so as to make the calendar more appealing. One of the members exemplified his views by suggesting activities like for saving environment to have rain harvesting and save water awareness campaign for ensuring tank alarming system at homes.
- More student development programs can be added in the plan as inviting experts from other colleges for topic coverage will increase the interest of the students in the curriculum.
- Next point of the agenda was related with discussion on various concern areas of college namely:
- Improving Academic Performance: The respected members suggested that for improving academic performance of students, few students can be identified in advance and should be explained the way of attempting the examination. Their motivation lecture must be taken in the beginning and past year university question papers can be provided to them for revision. Members further suggested that all the teachers must take personal interest in the class for the creating interest among the students. Therefore time to time faculty must also be motivated for the same. As it was said that consistent efforts with a special connect with the student will definitely generate the results.
- Placement and Employability: This point was discussed by the respected members and one of the member suggested that this is the major area where college must focus more vigorously. It was discussed that companies must be invited for campus placement and even online internships can be taken up for making the students industry fit. The students in the final semester must be motivated and trained for the placement. The whole placement work must be centralized. The coordinator must identify the sectors where students can be sent for the job.
- Alumni: The alumni association must be made an active and a proper communication should be made with them. It was suggested by the members that alumni are the brand ambassadors of the college. One satisfied student will bring more student to the college and they must be encouraged to contribute to the growth of the institution.
- New Courses: It was suggested that instead of PG courses, more add on and certificate courses can be started with industry centric curriculum
- Building Brand Image: It was discussed that if students and alumni are associated with the institution by heart then there is no need of marketing. They themself will work for the betterment of the institution.
- Prof. Neetu put forward the quality initiatives planed by IQAC for the upcoming session:
- IQAC Cluster: She explained that IQAC of the college plans to have a voluntary group of all the IQAC coordinator from different colleges of the city. This forum will discuss various quality initiatives and will work for training and conducting seminar on quality assurance in higher education. The plan was highly appreciated by the members and was approved for further implementation.
- Benchmarking: The next initiative proposed was applying benchmarking technique for improving academic performance. Where target results will be set after comparing the college results with other colleges and teacher will be given their goals for improving the performance accordingly. The members approved the plan with a suggestion that selection of the landmark college should be done with caution.
The meeting dispersed at 4.15 pm with a vote of thanks expressed by Asst. Prof. Neetu Khanna.
SECOND QUARTERLY MEETING 2019
Trinity College Jalandhar
IQAC 2″ Quarterly Meeting
13th December 2019
Time: 1:00 pm
Venue: Principal Office
First draft of AQAR
Students’ feedback and Teachers evaluation
Introduction of New courses
Any other matter with permission of the chair
The meeting started with a silent prayer. The coordinator read the minutes of the last meeting and the minutes were proposed by Principal Ajay Prashar and seconded by Asst. Prof. Puja Gaba.
Action taken Report:
. New courses have been finalized for new academic session. PGDBM, B.Lib, Diploma in Cosmetology and BA with music.
2. As discussed guest lecturers have been organized by different departments to enhance the interest of the students in learning
1. Coordinator informed all the members that 1QAC has joined 1QAC CLUSTER INDIA to take part in various quality initiatives being discussed in the group.
2. The first draft of AQAR was presented to the members. Members approved it for final submission.
3. Summarized report of Students’ and teacher feedback about the college was presented at the suggested improvement in canteen, lab and library. It was decided that the teachers’ repmorete tivnogu. ldT hebye
discussed by Principal with every teacher on one to one basis.
Principal informed the members about the new courses planned for the next session. The college would start three new courses in the session 2020-21
P.G diploma in business management
Diploma in Cosmetology
Music as subject in BA
The members appreciated the initiatives take by the college.
5. Members suggested that the website should be updated regularly. 6. Further a detailed discussion was made on campaign work. Few members suggested to appoint professional marketing team and to set the targets for staff on monthly basis.
7. The coordinator presented the final draft of teachers evaluation form as suggested by Dr Thomas Lobo in internal review meet.
8. The coordinator presented the mentoring report where it was shown that all the mentors were regularly taking mentoring sessions, group wise and on individual levels. The director Rev. Fr. Peter suggested to carry outthis process more vigorously.
The meeting dispersed after having a cup of tea.
THIRD QUARTERLY MEETING 2019
Trinity College, Jalandhar
1QAC 3d Quarterly Meeting
30h April 2020
Platform: Online on ZOOM
Time: 4.00 pm
To review the effect of pandemic COVID 19 on Education
.To plan for admissions 2020-21
AQAR for session 20118-19 successfully submitted.
College applied for two new courses namely B. Lib., B.A. with Music and Diploma in Cosmetology.
Campaign work was completed vigorously and the teamreached to more than 3000 students of 25 schools.
The meeting started with a prayer for well being of everyone. Asst. Prof. Neetu Khanna put forward the
concerns over effect of corona and lockdown on students’ study. The members discussed this issue in detail
and following decisions were taken:
1. Classes must continue through online mode.
2: Various platforms can be used for online teaching considering the convenience of the students.
3. Respective head of the departments must ensure that syllabus is completed in time.
4. The Staff Secretary will keep the track record of every class being taken by teacher.
5. Online Examinations will be conducted in the second week of April as per pre scheduled datasheet. 6. 1QAC will plan some FDPs for the faculty to enhance digital skills.
7. It was decided that teachers should be in continuous link with students and they should be organising involved for various awareness campaign against this pandemic decease.
8. It was decided that all the faculty members must attend various webinars being organised during this period toenhance their knowledge and on the same time, the departmentsshouldalso organise webinars. 9. Members suggested for online admission campaign and online registration of the students for session 2020-21.
The meeting ended up at 5.30 pm.
TRINITY COLLEGE JALANDHAR
INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL
MINUTES OF IST QUARTEELY MEETING
VENUE: Bishop Symphorian Hall, Trinity College Jalandhar
TIME: 11.00 am
Date: 28 December 2020
- Brief Report for session 2020-21
- IQAC Initiatives
- Future Initiatives
- New courses
- AICTE Approval
- Projects and Grants
- IQAC Cluster
- Green Audit
- Any other matter with permission of the chair
Members Present: All except Asst Prof Baljeet Kaur, Asst. Prof. Nidhi Sharma, Mr Prince Gupta, MsAnu, Mr Jackson and Mr Jatin
The meeting started at 11.30 am with a prayer initiated by Asst. Prof. Harpreet Kaur. Dr.Ajay Prashar, Principal, Trinity College Jalandhar welcomed all the members and presented a brief report of college activities during 2020-21. He mentioned about all the FDPs, new courses, research activities and other progressive deeds being undertaken by the college.
Asst Prof Neetu Khanna read the minutes of last IQAC meeting and presented action taken report. She briefed about the initiatives taken by IQAC during 2020-21 including7days international FDP, series of webinars,SDPs, socialcontributions made during pandemic,establishment of IPR cell and research cell.
The meeting proceeded ahead with discussion on pre-planned agenda:
- New courses
Dr Ajay Prashar explained in his report that college started new courses of diploma in cosmetology, B.Lib and govt approved certificate courses on cosmetology, computer applications and saloon.
The members suggested that college must start P.G. degree and diploma courses along with graduate diplomas.One of the members suggested for the courses related to agriculture and medical services. Similarly, college can focus more onskill-oriented courses to raise employability of students including B.Voc. and other technical courses
- AICTE Norms
This agenda was put forward by Dr Sunil, principal TIMT. He explained that college is planning to have MBA course under AICTE norms. The members appreciated the initiative and suggested that the specialisation of MBA course should be planned very carefully. It can be associated with medical or hospital management to make it unique from others. One of the members suggested to seek approval from AICTE as soon as possible since the body keep upgrading the requirements for the course approval.
- IQAC Cluster
Asst.Prof Neetu expressed her concern over formation of IQACCluster. She explained that college has joined IQACCluster India and now wish to include colleges from Punjab to be part of this cluster. However. Colleges are reluctant to join the same may be due to fear of competition.
Dr Nishchay Behl suggested to form one informal group for IQAC coordinators of various colleges. He further suggested that one workshop can be conducted under supervision of IQACCluster India and local colleges can be motivated to join the cluster during that workshop
- Green Audit
The basic purpose of this point of the agenda was to seek advice from external members for green audit process. The members appreciated this initiative and extended their selfless support to conduct green audit in the organisation. Dr. Ashish Arora suggested names of some external organisations who conduct such audits. Dr. Ekonkar suggested thatthe institution must work on management of e-waste,liquid waste and solid waste. Similarly,Dr.Nishchay emphasised on taking small steps for conservation of environment, energy and water. He suggested for donation of old equipments to some schools or needy children which will ensure management of e-waste for social purposes.
Apart from agenda few more points were discussed and following suggestions were made by various stakeholders:
- Training and placement cell should be made to work more vigorously. Students should be sent for online and offline internships. Similarly, coordinator can be in regular touch with TPOs of other colleges to know about various off campus and on the campus placement drives being run in nearby colleges.
- Students should be motivated to act as brand ambassadors and to bring more admissions for the college.
- All the faculty members must be upgraded for using various ICT Tools to make the teaching and learning more effective
- The institution can have some collaborations with foreign universities and colleges, where those students can be guided to join after their graduation, who are interested to go to abroad.
- Various corporate houses must be contacted and motivated for sponsorships since they are under obligation to spend certain amount towards social work under CSR.
- Giving reply to the query raised by one of the members, Dr Ashish suggested to have incubation centre in the college which should be effective to guide the student for launching his enterprise or business in the market.
- All the faculty members with Ph.D degeee must be encouraged to work for capacity building grants from DST and ICSSR
- Parent representative Mrs Gayatri suggested to focus on personality development and spoken English classes for the students.
The meeting ended at 1.30 pm followed by high tea.