Participation of staff in all activities ensures development of leadership qualities. Faculties are assigned as Students Mentor, Batch Facilitators and Program In-charge on rotation basis.
Record of knowledge management strategy
EMRC is a dedicated centre for Knowledge capturing and sharing in various areas of educational communication. We follow two tier strategy of Knowledge Management. Level one is to capture and share knowledge of solicited expert. Level two is to generate organizational knowledge for maximum utilization of available resources.
6.1.11 Write up on
* Contributing to national development
Imparting quality education to the students and developing required skills in them so that they develop into very responsible citizens of our country and play a very constructive role in our national development.
Creating competent thinking media professionals.
Production of Educational TV content, e-content and FM Radio content through Gyanvani contributes to the academic need of students of the nation.
Fostering global competencies among students
Inducting academic, research inputs coupled with exposure to many workshops, seminars, conferences, guest lectures, industrial visits, sports activities and management events leads to their total development. It inculcates knowledge, confidence and many other competencies among them so that they explore their skills globally.
Inculcating a sound value system among students
Youth without values and moral would prove to be a national liability. Right from the first day when a student enter our institute, we make it a mandatory to mould these young boys and girls so that they start understanding the importance of values in their life.
Students are exposed to Induction programme, where they confront with such people who share their experiences of life with them and teach them to become a good human being, a confident human being. The coordinator for student activities formally instructs the students with Dos and DON’Ts very categorically.
EMRC regularly organize lectures for students so that they inculcate sound values
during their stay in the institution and for life.
Promoting use of technology
EMRC is utilizing all sorts in technology to the maximum. Being media production centre, deployment of High end audio video processing technology is installed and utilized. Information Technology in terms of Audio Editing setup and Video editing setup is installed and used.
Quest for excellence
The department has always aimed at imparting quality education for achieving excellence by focussing on enrichment of academic and research standards, capacity building and discussions on various priority issues through seminars, workshops, guest lectures and panel discussions. EMRC has student centric approach for learning. There is extensive use of ICT and latest equipments. Feedbacks are taken regularly for monitoring quality.
6.2 Strategy Development and Deployment
6.2.1 Perspective plan for development and write-up of policies and strategies to
work for Vision and for achieving the mission
A host of activities oriented to achieve mission and vision of the department are undertaken. In today’s world where knowledge and communication plays a very important role, students are trained to develop soft skills, presentation skills and they are taught theatre & photography skills. Practical exposure to students is given by industrial visits, guest lecturers where experts share their knowledge and experience. The case studies, Film show/festivals and examples discussed in the class also affirm the practical importance. Time to time curriculum is revised to keep up with the changing global scenario. The department would continue with these existing endeavors in addition to which we are in process of bringing up some new activities in order to inculcate creative and analytical skills in our students. This would be strategically planned by bringing a very systematic and transparent approach of establishing a very conducive environment in the department so that we could develop higher standards of teaching learning environment and infusing research capabilities among faculties as well as students.
Enhancing Teaching and learning
To enhance teaching and learning, teachers are motivated to inculcate innovative and interesting teaching methods in class. Films, Case studies, Experiential theatre, PowerPoint presentations and group discussions are encouraged in the classroom teaching. Further for self improvement faculties are continuous motivated to participate and present papers in different seminars to be updated and well informed. A continuous feedback system by students prevails where students fill feedback form for each faculty for self assessment and improvement. The department would continue organizing various seminars, workshops, panel discussions, faculty development programmes, e learning practices and providing students with the practical exposure and real time corporate exposure. Also the focus would be to enhance the real time problem solving capabilities among students so that they become not only good academicians and but practically sound to shoulder all the upcoming responsibilities in life.
Enhancing Research and development
Student perform a media research project as a part of Major Research project and prepare a paper based on the research. Every year almost 50 paper are prepared and presented before experts. A Participative Dialogue Research Forum PDRF is a platform where research scholars of various faculties participate and discuss about their research.
Enhancing Community engagement
EMRC department would continue playing an important role in capacity building, it creates and maintains direct and indirect links with parents of the students, NGOs and local bodies which helps in all round development of the department. Further, community involvement programs like tree plantation and shram dan, blood donation and environmental conservation are conducted at department level.
Enhancing Human resource planning and development
All the courses are well managed by the faculties and for any shortfalls visiting faculties are engaged. The faculties are encouraged to attend workshops and winter schools and participate and present papers in conferences and seminars. The department would continue in grooming the faculties through orientation, refresher programmes, workshops often organized by the department so that we could have a well developed, trained and efficient human capital in the department. This would help us in meeting our objectives very effectively.
Enhancing Industry interaction
Industry experts are invited to the college to interact with students share their experiences and knowledge on regular basis. Students are required to complete their summer training after the second semester for first hand exposure of corporate environment. EMRC would continue playing a pro-active role in shaping the emerging and dynamic corporate culture of Indore. The department through its Placement Cell, would provide on campus recruitment facility to our students. Besides this, we would provide proper counseling to the students for prospective jobs. The placement Cell is responsible for correspondence with the prospective employers, arranging pre-placement talks, personal campus interviews and providing other facilities that may be required by the visiting organizations.
For enhancing internationalism delegates are invited in seminars and conferences to share their work and experience. The department is planning to indulge in student and faculty exchange programme for teaching, learning and research avenues.
6.2.2 Departmental organizational structure and decision making processes and their effectiveness.
The major decisions are taken in the departmental committee where Head is the Chairman. The financial and other issues are implemented as per the University direction. 6.2.3 Write up of functioning independently and autonomously and ensure accountability.
The department has full autonomy in academic matters. The Head is responsible for complete accountability. 6.2.5 Record of last four years, have there been any instances of court cases filed by and against the department, What were the critical issues and verdicts of the courts on these issues : Nil 6.2.6 Performance audit of the department by external experts :
2009 : Performance Audit carried out by Dr. Sanjay Wadwalkar, Chandigarh
2013 : Performance Audit carried out by Dr. Rajendra Mishra,
Research Scientist, CEC-UGC, New Delhi 6.3 Faculty Empowerment Strategies
6.3.1 Outcome of the reviews of self appraisal and PBAS and important decisions taken on that
Submitted to Establishment Section of University 6.3.3 List of teachers availing welfare schemes available for teaching and non-teaching staff.
The teachers avail the benefit of Teachers Welfare Scheme of the University. 6.3.4 List and number of attracted and retained eminent faculty in last 4 years Nil
6.3.5 Gender audit during the last four years of the department achievements and pass percentages and its salient findings.
No. of Male and Female passed in A and A+ grades and total passed
6.4 Financial Management and Resource Mobilization
6.4.1 Statements of audited income and expenditure of academic and administrative activities of the last four years.
Income and expenditure is managed by the Finance Controller of the University 6.4.5 Efforts taken by the department for resource mobilization. : Constant and continuously upgrading the resources. Student fess / year is approx Rs. 46,000/- 6.4.6 Record of endowment funds created : Records Available with Finance Controller of University. 6.5 Internal Quality Assurance System
6.5.1 Details of department internal quality assurance and sustenance system, give details.
Departmental committee for IQAC exists. Details are hosted at www.iqac.dauniv.ac.in 6.5.2 Internal workshops to improve teaching, learning and evaluation
Orientation Workshop is carried out at the beginning of each semester. Workshop on teaching-learning. 6.5.3 Record of continuously review the teaching learning process :
Students Feedback is taken at the end of every semester. 6.5.4 Any other information regarding Governance, Leadership and Management which the university would like to include.
Criteria VII: Innovations and Best Practices
7.1 Environment Consciousness
7.1.1 Department Area Green Audit details
We had the green audit done by School of Energy and Environment Studies, EMRC ensures the optimal usage of various energy sources and minimal wastage of them. 50% of the campus is lush green with various plants thereby enhancing the environment.
EMRC has lush green beautifully developed garden of 5000 sq. feet attached to campus has plants of Mango, Kachnar, Gulmohar, Madhukamini, Rose garden, Almond & Neem 7.1.2 Departmental initiative to make the campus eco-friendly?
Entire department is doing efforts to reduce or minimize the wastage of energy in their own possible manner. The staff is instructed strictly regarding the use of energy sources like Use fluorescent energy efficient bulbs, Shut off lights when leaving a room, during the day open curtains so that the sun do lighting in the department, clean your AC filter, don’t air-condition an empty room, Use fans instead of air conditioners to significantly reduce your energy use, Turn off and unplug items when we are not using the (this includes AC, printer, projector cable boxes, computers, etc.), Set your computer to hibernate when not in use for 30 minutes, turn our monitor off when you leave the room for more than 20 minutes.
Use of renewable energy
Solar power plant planned in 2012-13 UGC plan.
Water harvesting :
Pits are made around the park area to sink water to ensure ground water level.
Check dam construction
Efforts for Carbon neutrality :
Referring to the present scenario, department is making serious and sincere efforts to promote carbon neutrality thereby minimizing environmental harm. In lieu of the efforts department instructed the minimal use of vehicles in the campus, waste of electricity to be reduced, more hygiene and cleanliness to be maintained in the department. Various activity and event have been conducted for creating awareness about the hazardous impact of carbon emission on society.
Besides being involved in conserving energy, the department is utilizing natural resources for dual purpose of beautification and environmental conservation. Planting trees and medicinal plants in the campus enhances the optimal usage of the land in the campus thereby motivating students to maintain a green and clean environment which proves to be useful for all. Special plantation drives are planned and implemented on several occasions along with regular maintenance of the green area of the campus. Lush green garden named ‘Srijan Vatika’ is a serene place in the department.
Hazardous waste management : No Hazardous waste is used in the department.
e-waste management : University level buy back scheme is followed for e-waste disposal
any other (please specify)
7.2.1 Give details of innovations introduced during the last four years which have created a positive impact on the functioning of the department
It is the commitment of the department for innovation in education to bring together a wide-ranging set of methodological and analytical approaches to the review of the syllabus keeping in mind the current requirement of media and entertainment industries.. Updating the syllabus involves all the stakeholders like present students, alumni, board members, faculties etc. Concentration on personality development has been our prime motive and for it we have been providing our students with special inputs in the form of grooming lectures from the industry and relevant local bodies. Communication is another essential part of our development program for the students whereby we pay special attention to their English speaking abilities’ development as majority belongs to the Hindi belt. English being the business language and personality being the essence of the success in today’s scenario, we try to inculcate all relevant skills in our students thereby enhancing their employability and making them fit for the corporate world. Besides classroom teaching, students are exposed to various creative skills enhancing activities like photography, music, poetry, literature and quiz. Students are given platform to witness creative videos lectures by the experts of their relevant field, documentaries on various trends of film making. The department has played an important role in capacity building i.e. creating and maintaining direct and indirect links with parents of the students, NGOs and local bodies that helps in all round development of the department.
7.3 Best Practices
7.3.1 Give details of any two best practices which have contributed to better academic and administrative functioning of the department.
‘Earn while Learn’ A unique participative learning program for students of M.Sc. Electronic Media Integrated 5 years students.
2. Objectives of the Practice
What are the objectives / intended outcomes of this “best practice” and what are the underlying principles or concepts of this practice (in about 100 words)?
Earn while Learn initiative is designed to :
Involve student in hands on production with sense of accountability
Financially support students
Groom them as independent media professional
Use of ICT, EDUSAT and resource
3. The Context
What were the contextual features or challenging issues that needed to be addressed in designing and implementing this practice (in about 150 words)?
National reach of the resources in the form of e-content. Variety of subjects like Environment Science, Hindi Literature, Hindi Language, Photography, Computer Science is converted from text book to e-content format. Students gradually learn to deal each subject and subject expert in the process of production.4. The Practice
Describe the practice and its uniqueness in the context of India higher education. What were the constraints / limitations, if any, faced (in about 400 words)?
This practice enables institution of higher learning to avail resources in electronic form through CEC-UGC website and nonlinear mode of this content enables effective teaching amongst teachers.
Provide evidence of success such as performance against targets and benchmarks, review results. What do these results indicate? Describe in about 200 words.
Result indicates that students have developed a greater sense of accountability towards the media production assignment and it gave them an opportunity to take their project independently. It infused a sense of security as they could make out their pocket expenses from the remuneration. It worked as an incentive for them.
6. Problems Encountered and Resources Required
Please identify the problems encountered and resources required to implement the practice (in about 150 words).
Full utilization of resource can be insured with the adequate manpower only. Human Resources requirement is key area needs be addressed. Technically trained academic flavored man power is required in order to optimize the output. 7. Notes
Optional. Please add any other information that may be relevant for adopting/ implementing the Best Practice in other institutions (in about 150 words).