One day national seminar on 'Innovations in Higher Education'
Loyola College, Manvi,
St Joseph’s College of Commerce (Autonomous)
and St Joseph’s Evening College (Autonomous) Bangalore.
Loyola College, Manvi is one of the premier Jesuit institutions established in the year 2012, by the Society of Jesus, keep in mind the growing Educational needs of the people of Suvarna Karnataka region. Like other Jesuit institutions this institution too began with the people centric approach, keeping in mind the poor, down trodden, the marginalized, the first generation learners, socially disabled and those deprived of quality education. To actualize this approach the founding fathers began with the Goal of ‘Reaching the Unreached,’ with its motto ‘Education is Liberation,’ emphasising that the education has to reach the rural masses.It is only through the process of learning the people from the villages will be able to uplift their living standards.
The primary aim of the seminar lies in the motto of the Loyola institution which reads, “Educatio est liberatio,” Education is liberation; one can liberate oneself only through educating oneself. Therefore this seminar aims at identifying the important innovative methods of education pertaining to Hyderabad Karnataka region and to further deliberate upon the rising emphasis on the alternative education, the new education policy, teaching and learning assessment and the expansion of the higher education. The paradigm shift which has taken place because of the revolution of technology aiding new innovative methods of teaching and learning has always questioned the old method of education. Hence a suitable blend of the old and the new methodologies is the cry of the hour. These new methods of innovations in the field of education should adopt student –centric strategy in today’s digital era.
The seminar focuses on
1. Innovation, Skill and Industry Connect.
·2. Technology Interventions for Innovations in Higher Education.
·3. Trends in Entrepreneurship and Innovations in Higher education.
·4. Innovation and Higher Education on Employ-ability, Employment and Entrepreneurship.
·5. Best practices in teaching, learning, evaluation and assessment for the modern technology.
·6. Technology and Institutional Administrative processes.
·7. Emerging Role of Quality of Higher Education Institutions and Technology enabled learning.
·8. Training and fostering innovation and research.
·9. Blended learning in higher education.
·10. Promotion of research & innovation.
·11. Innovation in Teaching/learning process.
·12.Innovation in Assessment.
·13.Technology and examination reforms.
·14.MHRD / UGC initiatives to promote research in Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs)
Our initiative to organize the national IQAC Seminar on ‘Innovations in Higher Education’ should deliberate upon the new and innovative methods on education, which in turn should equip the faculty to be relevant to the needs of the students of the present generation.
This seminar is also one of the initiatives on the academic twinning between the Loyola Institutions and Bangalore Jesuit Educational Institutions. I would like to congratulate the Mr Zakir Pasha Seminar Convenor and IQAC coordinator for taking a lead role in organizing this seminar, St Joseph’s College of Commerce, St Joseph’s Evening College for their valuable guidance, St Joseph’s Pre-University College for helping us to prepare for the seminar proceedings and St Joseph’s College for being our main sponsors.