College infrastructure video needed for UoP panel visits

The procedure of the Local Inquiry Committees’ visits to colleges every year will now see a change. Until now,colleges under the University of Pune,seeking to introduce new courses or faculties needed to go through an inspection by the committee.

Written by Samarpita Banerjee | Pune | Published:May 12, 2012 6:03 am

The procedure of the Local Inquiry Committees’ visits to colleges every year will now see a change. Until now,colleges under the University of Pune (UoP),seeking to introduce new courses or faculties needed to go through an inspection by the committee. However,from now on,to make the procedure foolproof,each college will have to present a video recording of available infrastructure before an inspection by the committee.

A couple of months back,acting vice-chancellor Sanjay Chahande had said at an academic council meeting that the visits of the committee would be limited to once every two years to improve quality of inspection. Now,every college will need to keep a recording ready when the team comes for inspection. Also,the entire inspection process will need to be made into a video and sent to the university.

The varsity has released a circular and has asked all colleges to adhere to the changes in procedure. Wasudev Gade,director,Board of College and University Development (BCUD) said,“The committee visit is a routine procedure. The only new element is introduction of a video. The colleges will now have to record all infrastructure including libraries,laboratories,computers and buildings. The recordings along with a video of the inspection by our committee will have to be sent to us.”

Colleges are given re-affiliation based on the report of the committee. “So far,everything had to be noted down by inspectors. There were times when all aspects would not get covered or some topics were not adequately presented. The videos would ensure that not even a small detail is missed out,” added Gade. The procedure will have to be implemented by all colleges from the coming academic year.

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