The 5th Annual Meeting of Directorate of Quality Assurance (DQA) of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, was organized on 29th January 2021 at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University campus to deliberate on various qualitative Developmental activities related to the faculty, staff and students.
The meeting was chaired by Padmashri Prof. (Dr.) Ravindra Kumar Sinha, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, and was attended by Sh. Ramesh Kumar, IAS, CEO, SMVDSB, Mr. Anil Suri, MD, M/s TAWI ARC, Mr. Manik Batra, Chairman, ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India), J&K Chapter, Director, DQA, Dy. Director, DQA, all Deans, Registrar, Chairman of various subcommittees of DQA, Faculty-in-charge Examination, and Placement Officer.
Various issues were discussed in the meeting including the creation of a learning-centric environment, development and maintenance of database, reduction in use of paper, development of quality culture in the institution, academic & administrative audit, green audit, initiatives taken up by the DQA for performance monitoring, review of question papers, student feedback on teaching & learning among others.
The members also discussed the steps to be taken to improve the University’s NAAC ranking and other rankings. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University has been listed in the NIRF ranking at 78th position among Engineering Institutions and under top 100 among Indian Business schools. Also SMVDU ranked 71st position in The Times Higher Education Impact (SDG 7).The external members provided quality suggestions which were incorporated for further improvements. The meeting concluded with a formal vote of thanks presented by Dr. Ananga Kumar Das, Director, DQA.