Loyola College (Autonomous), Chennai, a Jesuit institution affiliated to Madras University was established in the year 1925. The college aims at training young men and women of quality to be leaders. The University Grants Commission (UGC) conferred the status of “College with potential for Excellence” on Loyola College from 2004 to 2010. In the NAAC's Re-Accreditation the college scored 3.70 out of 4.00 CGPA in it 3rd cycle in the year 2012. UGC has elevated Loyola College to the status of “College of Excellence” for the period from April 1, 2014 till March 31, 2019. The college was ranked ALL INDIA 2nd in the category of colleges by NIRF, MHRD, Govt. of India. The Ethos of Loyola College is inspired by the spiritual and educational philosophy of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, known as the Ignatian vision that seeks the education of the whole person and strives to ensure that each student achieves his or her unique potential.
As a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure as prescribed by the NAAC, the college established the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) under the auspices of the Loyola College in 2003. The IQAC being an integral part of the college works towards realizing the goals of quality enhancement by developing a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in different aspects of functioning of the college. The IQAC assures the stakeholders of accountability, transparency and quality in the management of the institution.
There has been a remarkable growth in higher education since the independence of India in 1947. India’s higher education system is the world’s 3rd largest, next to the United States and China. India has around 800 universities and 48,000 colleges with a 2nd largest students’ enrolment in higher education in the world. The fast-paced annual growth of GDP in India reveals the demand for higher education among the middle class growing to over 200 million in the next ten years and also leaving a requirement of 250 million skilled workers.
On other hand, the higher education in India has faced several challenges. Despite a growing investment in education only around 10% of the population graduates. Most of the higher education institutions suffer quality performance. No Indian institution has ever been ranked in global Top 200 list. The higher education in India faces the following serious issues: the supply and demand gap, low quality of teaching and learning resources, constraints on research capacity and innovations, uneven growths and access to opportunity etc.
Today, higher education aims at educating a large number of people and spreading knowledge. The stakeholders (students, administrators, faculties and various public entities) and the influence of their expectations and priorities are complex making it difficult to achieve quality. As excellence has political and economic contexts besides social and cultural environments, it is therefore necessary to identify tangible moves, measures and methods to evaluate quality. Quality assurance and accreditation in higher education is defined as systematic management and assessment of procedures and quantitative and qualitative parametersadopted by higher education institution or system to monitor performance and to ensure achievement of quality improvement. Quality assurance aims to give stakeholders confidence about the management of quality and the outcome achieved.
To accelerate the surge to excel, it is required that higher education institutions understand the changing and key trends in global and Indian contexts, make amenable reforms in higher education policies and its functional aspects, pay attention to accreditation and various ranking process, build planning methods, focus on allocation of resources and innovation, adopt best practices in teaching and learning, strengthen research works and monitor the learning objectives and expected learning outcomes. Only then, there would be a stimulating, challenging and rewarding experience for all stakeholders in higher education. In this scenario, with an illustrious 40 years of experience in Autonomy, Loyola College hosts the national conference to provide a platform to academicians, policy makers in higher education, industry experts and all stakeholders of higher education to relook into the Indian higher education system, understand the important trends in global context, address to the prominent challenges and visualize new benchmarks to ensure quality and excellence.
The conference is an opportunity to:
Quality and Excellence in higher education in India: Changing and Key trends in global an Indian Context. Reforms in Higher Education: Policy/operational Aspects and its impact. College Autonomy. Quality and Excellence in Higher education, A role of Accreditation and Ranking. Higher Education – Horizon and Employability: Skill Development and Institution & industry interaction
Papers are invited on the above themes and below sub-themes of the conference.
Paper Submissions should represent original research work which has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers should be neatly typed in double space, in MS Word, in Times New Roman in font size 12. An Abstract of not more than 250 words with title and author details should be provided on a separate paper as a first page. The second page should start only with title without the author details. The length of full paper is not to exceed 5000 words or should be a maximum of 12 pages, including tables and annexure. Please do not send hard copy by post. Research papers should be sent by email to email@example.com on or before 31st October, 2018. All queries related to submission of papers may kindly be addressed to Prof. D.Francis Xavier, Organizing Secretary (Mobile: 9840105400).
Papers submitted to conference will be reviewed through multi-level review process. Selected papers will be published in the form of conference volume with the full text of the papers after necessary editing. Copyright of the papers is with the IQAC, Loyola College, Chennai.
Last Date for Submission of Paper : 31st October, 2018
Intimation of Paper Acceptance : 9th November, 2018
Last Date for Registration : 16th November, 2018
Delegates from Industry: Rs. 2500
Delegates from Academia: Rs.1000
Research Scholars, PG & MBA Students: Rs.750
Kindly fill the registration form and send the same along with DD, drawn in favor of “The Principal, Loyola College”, payable at Chennai to the Convener on or before 16th November, 2018.
Separate registration should be made for author and co-author. Arrangements for accommodation will be done on special request. No T.A/D.A will be given to delegates. Registration fee includes the conference kit, lunch, fellowship dinner and refreshments.
Rev. Fr. A.M. Jayapathy Francis, S.J.
Rev. Dr. D. Selvanayakam, S.J. : Secretary
Rev. Dr. Andrew Francis, S.J. : Principal
Dr. Fatima Vasanth : Deputy Principal
Dr. A. Xavier Mahimairaj, IQAC Coordinator
Prof. D. Francis Xavier, IQAC Deputy Coordinator
Dr. V. David Jeyabalan, Associate Professor, English
Rev. Dr. A. Louie Albert, S.J. , Head, School of Service Learning
Dr. G. Gladston Xavier , Head, Social Work
Dr. M. C. John Milton, Assistant Professor, Adv. Zoology & Biotechnology
Dr. D. Carol, Assistant Professor, Medical Lab Technology
Dr. M. Selvaraj, Assistant Professor, Economics
Prof. Chithra Regis, Assistant Professor, Economics
Dr. Bernard D’ Sami – Coordinator LISSTAR
C.A. Parag Kapadia, Kapital Konnect
Prof. L. Antoine Lebel, Vice Principal, Administration - Shift – I
Dr. D. Robert Selvam, Vice Principal, Administration - Shift – II
Prof. M. Chandrasekar, Vice Principal, Academics - Shift – II
Dr. S. Vincent, Dean of Research
Prof. D. Edward Sudhakar, Dean of Arts
Dr. J. Merline Shyla, Dean of Sciences
Prof. J. Maria Roy Felix, Dean of Students
Prof. P. Mary Jessi Rani, Dean of Women Students
Dr. S. Prasanna Kumar, Dean of Students - Shift-II
Prof. S.Venkatalakshmi, Dean of Women Students - Shift - II
For further details please contact:
Loyola College (Autonomous)
Sterling Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai- 600 034
Tel : 91-44 2817 8423
Fax : 91-44 2817 5566
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : www.loyolacollege.edu/iqacconf2018
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