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NAAC Peer Team Report 2017




Initiatives taken by IQAC during Covid19 Lockdown period



Internal Quality Assurance Cell Activities organized during 2019-20

Coordinator: Dr. Shilpa Chaudhary (2019-20)

The IQAC, in its continued endeavour to promote conscious, consistent and catalytic efforts to improve the overall performance of the institution, has taken several initiatives. Following sessions were conducted during the academic session 2019-20:

A Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on 'Perspective on Modern Teaching Techniques- Use of Case Studies & Experiential Methods' was conducted on 11th September, 2019 in collaboration with IBS. The resource person, Dr. Subhangini Bhalla engaged the faculty members on student-centric pedagogical practices and Experiential Learning. She talked about challenges of being a modern-age educator/ facilitator and how our pedagogies need to be in line with the technical as well as soft skills expected to be possessed on part of our students when they enter the job market. The speaker also discussed the methodology of ‘Case-Study’ in detail. A case was taken and the steps required in the case-study method were described in detail.

   


An orientation session on 'Digital Marketing' was conducted on 15th October, 2019 in association with Skill Development Centre, Profilety. The objective of the session was to create awareness about the courses on Digital marketing that would increase students' employability as well as expand internship opportunities for them.

   


A seminar on Baal Swaraj was organized in association with the 'Gandhi Study Circle' on 6th November, 2019. The seminar on "Gandhi's thought on Girl child and Women" aimed to sensitise students about the importance of ethics in life by giving them glimpses of Gandhiji's life and the relevance of his principles and morals in the present world. The panelists included Mr.Priyank kannongo Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Mrs. Jyothi Duhan Rathee, Mr. Shashank Shekhar, Mrs. Ratna Saxena, Sh. Uttam Kumar Sinha. They provided valuable insights over Gandhi's thought on Girl child and Women, what constitutes a Bal Swaraj, what is essential to achieve the all round development of a Child. The Seminar hall was filled with posters representing the life events of M.K.Gandhi.

   


In order to promote value education among students, workshops on 'Leaders: Principles, Values and Challenges' were organized for second year students of the college. The first session of the series was conducted on 28th September, 2019 and the second on 9th November, 2019. The resource-persons for the sessions were Major General Sagarika Patyal, General Jagtar Singh, Ms. Mauhal Pal, Ms. Jyoti and Ms. Simran. The workshop equipped students with the meaning of leadership and qualifications for being a responsible and good leader. They were enlightened on the risks and dangers of using social media. They learnt the attributes of group behaviour on social media and what it implies to use it as an effective channel for communication. The students found the workshops extremely lively and enriching as the speakers made use of interactive mode and techniques like showing of video clips and engaging them in games like the Chinese whisper to convey their thoughts.



A workshop was conducted for the non-teaching staff on 20th November, 2019 on "Governance of Colleges of University of Delhi" by Dr. Pradeep Kumar (Assistant Registrar, University of Delhi). Dr. Pradeep Kumar discussed the hierarchy of authority at university as well as college level and also discussed Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations. The session on "Administrative Vigilance: Disciplinary Procedures" by Mr. Virendra Kumar (Deputy Registrar, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi) involved discussion of constitutional provisions punitive action in case of misconduct. The speaker described the stages in case of disciplinary proceedings followed by a discussion on penalties that can be minor or major.

 


IQAC and Avani, the Environment Club of JDMC organised a workshop on 'Single Use Plastic' on 29th January, 2020 in collaboration with Chintan, an environmental NGO which works for environmental sustainability and social justice with diverse stakeholders. The objective of the workshop was to educate and create awareness on harmful long-term consequences of plastic waste to motivate students to reject and reduce the use of single-use plastic.

   


The IQAC and the Women's Development Centre (WDC) of the college organised a seminar on 'Indian Laws: A Road to Women's Empowerment' on 3rd March, 2020. Ms. Rekha Aggrawal, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court and Ms. Sunieta Ojha, Advocate discussed various laws their provisions to create awareness on how they can serve as a tool for empowering women in Indian society.



IQAC and the Sociology Department organized a workshop on "Gender Sensitisation at the Workplace" on 4th March, 2020 for teaching as well as non-teaching staff in collaboration with Women Power Connect (WPC) and YP Foundation. Separate sessions were conducted for male staff and female staff. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Gayathri for the women members of the teaching and non teaching staff. The workshop was extremely illuminating as it reflected on issues of social construction of gender and its relationship with violence against women. The workshop created legal awareness related to work place harassment. The session with male staff was conducted by two experts who discussed gender relationship at work place.



During The Lockdown period

Even amidst the current exceptional situation of COVID19-pandemic, our pace of continuous pursuit of ensuring quality has not slowed down. The initiatives taken by IQAC range from providing platforms for getting acquainted with technology and upgrading our skills in order to perform better in teaching-learning and research to stimulant discussions and interactions aimed at facilitating physical and mental well-being.

IQAC and the ICT Committee organized a webinar on 'ICT in Teaching-Learning: Using Google Classroom'. The first session was held on 14th April, 2020 and the second on 17th April, 2020. The objective of these sessions is to provide a much-needed exposure and formal training to our faculty to 'Google Classroom' - an e-platform via which we can communicate with our students in an organized and systematic manner.

   


The JDMC-IQAC organized a national webinar on "Preventing Plagiarism: Producing Quality Research" for faculty members on 25th April, 2020. The 'Introductory Address' was given by Dr. Swati Pal, Principal, JDMC followed by useful insights from the two panelists- Professor Savithri Singh, Country Lead, Creative Commons India Chapter and Principal (retired) Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi and Prof. Ramesh C. Gaur, Director (Library & Information) & Head, Kala Nidhi Division, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) - (Autonomous body of Ministry of Culture, Government of India).



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IQAC and the Counselling Committee organised a webinar on "Stress and Anxiety During Crisis: Facing it Fearlessly" on 4th May 2020. The speaker for the webinar was Dr Rakesh K. Chadda, Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Chief of National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre of AIIMS, New Delhi. spoke at length on issues related to stress and anxiety especially during crisis like situation that we are facing during the corona virus pandemic, and how to deal with them. The webinar was well attended by more than 150 students, parents and faculty members. The lecture was followed by an interactive session wherein the resource person answered to individual queries from participants.

   


IQAC organized a national webinar on "Web Content Licensing" for faculty and scholars across the country on 6th May, 2020 by Professor Savithri Singh, Country Lead, Creative Commons India Chapter and Principal (retired) Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi.. The objective of this webinar was to build a clear and effective understanding of licensing e-resource content for its fair use on the web.

   


IQAC and the Department of Physical Education organized an "Online Aerobics Session" on May 7, 2020 for teaching, non- teaching staff -and students of University of Delhi emphasizing on the need to adopt a healthy lifestyle during lockdown period. The resource person was Ms. Payal Grover, Certified Reebok Fitness Professional & Zumba Instructor International certified.

   

IQAC and Department of Physical Education launched a national webinar series "5-Day Fitness Capsule" (May 11-15, 2020) for teaching, non- teaching staff and students of University of Delhi emphasizing on the need to adopt a healthy lifestyle under lockdown. The resource person was Ms. Payal Grover, Certified Reebok Fitness Professional & Zumba Instructor International certified.

   


IQAC organized a national webinar on "Training on Tally and Cyber Security" on 13th May, 2020 with Mr. Karun Jha, IT Expert and Mr. Mohit Gupta, Tally Authorized Expert as resource persons. The session was well attended by non-teaching as well as teaching staff from all over the country.

   


The IQAC and Department of Philosophy, Janki Devi Memorial College organized a national webinar on "Manage your physical and mental health during Covid-19: Let Yoga Unleash your Power to Revive your Spirit" for faculty, non-teaching staff, research scholars and students across the country on May 18th, 2020. The resource persons- Yogacharaya Anil Mudgal and Yogacharya Pradeep Yogi discussed the importance of Yoga followed by demonstration of various Asanas, name a few Suryasana, trikona asana, tadasana etc.

     


The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and the Department of Political Science organised an International Webinar on the topic, "World Order and Non-Traditional Security Challenges" on June 4, 2020. The panelists for the webinar were Ms. Cleo Paskal, Associate Fellow, Asia Pacific Program and the Department of Energy, Environment and Resources at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (London), Prof. Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Chair,The Millennium Project (Sri Lanka) and author of ‘Sri Lanka At Crossroads’ (2019), Dr.Ashutosh Mishra, CEO and Founding Executive Director of the Australia India Engagement, Brisbane, Australia and Dr. Uttam Kumar Sinha, Senior Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and Fellow, IDSA,New Delhi.

     


IQAC and the Economics Department organised a workshop on "Role of Soft Skills Enhancement for Better Employability" in collaboration with IBS Business School on June 15, 2020. The resource person Dr. Shubangini Bhalla from IBS Business School gave impressive insights on five aspects of soft skills- creativity, teamwork, emotional intelligence, communication & presentation skills, reading skills and corporate etiquettes.

   


Quality Statement of JDMC

A commitment to quality requires a conscious effort to be the best in one/s area of expertise. To earn this accolade, one needs to constantly strive for it. A constant review and revision of the institutional policies and a will to implement them with utmost sincerity are the hallmarks of an institution of quality.

The mission of this college is to impart value education, in keeping with our Gandhian roots, that teaches life skills for economic independence to women, irrespective of their regional, class, religious and ethnic affiliations. In almost six decades of existence, the college has provided a nurturing environment to students from all parts of India, many of whom are differently-abled and first generation college goers hailing from marginalised sections of society.

As a higher education institute, it is the professed intention of the college to facilitate the educational experience of all students. The college has consistently worked to enhance:

- Academic standards to provide the best possible educational experience to all students

- Institutional infrastructure that enables students to learn in a conducive environment

- Transparency in academic and administrative activities of the college

- Engagement with all stakeholders which provides a corruption free and favourable environment to all

- Commitment to society and environment that encourages the students to behave like responsible citizens of the world

- Professional interactions that provide valuable inputs to students to chart out their future

To accomplish these aims, the college has regular brain storming and review sessions to assess the successes and failures of its policies. This helps us consolidate our gains and revise our operations further.

These formal appraisals also encourage accountability and professionalism among the staff and faculty, which leads to an overall improvement in the quality of the institution’s operations.

JDMC-IQAC was constituted in 2015 and has been working tirelessly to institutionalise quality in all aspects of the functioning of the college.

Three meetings each of the full Internal Quality Assurance Cell and the internal members of the IQAC of the college have been held in the past three years. To enhance our engagement to fulfil the primary function of the college, which is to educate and train students in a transparent, efficient and accountable fashion, the IQAC first sensitised the faculty and staff about the importance of working professionally.

Introduction of formal Feedback mechanisms:

Student-faculty meetings:

We started monthly student-faculty meetings in which students and faculty of each department meet and talk in an open and non-threatening environment about anything that needs discussion, which could be related to teaching, infrastructure, library, canteen or interpersonal problems. The minutes of these meetings are maintained by each department and the action taken with regard to each issue, discussed in the subsequent meetings. The student response to these meetings has been very positive, as their problems are addressed immediately. This also makes them feel directly invested in the academic and corporate life of the college.

Feedback forms (link: http://vyomcafe.com/jdmc-forms/stu-login.php)

Earlier, the feedback mechanism of the college was informal and therefore, not as effective. In the past three years, starting with student feedback forms, the IQAC has gone on to introduce feedback forms for the alumni, parents of students, faculty, employers and the non-teaching staff. These forms are filled and analysed and the recurrent issues are then addressed.

Introduction of online mode / computerisation

To make the teaching-learning and administrative processes and functioning more efficient, environment-friendly and less time-consuming, the IQAC has been diligently encouraging the digitisation of the systems of the college.

One of IQAC’s most student and education friendly initiatives has been getting customised softwares for students to select their Semester-wise Generic Elective (GE) Course and Skill Enhancement (SE) Course options, which are the highlights of the CBCS. The software enables students to access these forms by cell phone too. While the link

(http://vyomcafe.com/jdmc-forms/choose-sem.php) is live, students can register online; they can also change their passwords and course options, if required; it also informs them when the seats in a particular course get full and when the registration process is completed.

- All the feedback forms (students form, alumni, parents, faculty and non-teaching staff) are available online to simplify access and quantification of data.

- The Students’ Union elections in the college are also held online, thereby saving huge amounts of paper and are also extremely efficient.

- University of Delhi has computerised the admission process, starting with registration, enrolment and fee payment. In addition to that, now the college timetable, uploading of attendance and internal assessment, as well as the examination duty lists are all done by using software.

- JDMC-IQAC also initiated computerisation of administrative processes for greater efficiency and paper saving by encouraging the use of various softwares by the administrative and accounts staff for updating records, examinations, salary statements etc.

Creating a research culture among faculty and students

- The college IQAC helped set up the Academic Excellence Committee to encourage greater research engagement in the faculty, where the research projects of the faculty and students are discussed and valuable practical advice is given.

- Construction of a dedicated Research Room equipped with six computers to provide access to a range of online research resources for the faculty to engage in online research.

- Provision of Seed money for research: The College IQAC requested the management to fund research in the college. Consequently, the College Trust has generously provided Rs. Five Lakh as seed money to encourage a culture of research, which has been distributed among all the departments and individual faculty members who have undertaken research in the past few months.

Organising skill enhancement / enrichment lectures and workshops for students, faculty and non-teaching staff

In the last two years, the College IQAC has organised lectures/workshops/ FDPs on many topics to enhance the professional skills and experience of all stakeholders of the college qualitatively.

- Counselling sessions by Zyego for students and faculty

- A seminar on ‘Service Rules for the Non-Teaching Staff’

- A seminar on ‘Research Options for Faculty’ by from UGC, ICSSR, ICHR, IGNAC representatives

- A workshop on ‘Digitisation and Conservation’ for Library Staff

- Microsoft Certification Course was organised for faculty

- FDP on R Programming in collaboration with ICT Academy

- A value added course on ‘Financial Literacy’ for faculty and non-teaching staff by National Stock Exchange (NSE)

Career oriented courses and systems to energise placements / internships

- Prathibha Centre for Foundation Classes (Competitive Exams) was set up in May 2018 for undergraduate students from all academic streams. All those who are aiming to clear the competitive exams conducted by UPSC, State Public Service Commissions, SSC and entrance exams of LLB, B.Ed. etc. can opt for these classes.

- To facilitate dissemination of information about competitive exams, internships and job prospects, a special cell was set up in November 2017. The members of the cell created whatsapp groups for different sets of students with divergent requirements like preparing for competitive exams, internships opportunities, and jobs to keep them apprised of developments in these areas.

- A new LED information board was also installed to inform the college students and faculty about the most updated information on these topics.

Encouraging talents of students through Co- and Extra-Curricular Societies

JDMC-IQAC helped with the establishment of fourteen new co-curricular societies ranging from Impreneur, Aamdani, Chetna, Counselling Cell, Inquizition, Kalakriti, Logos, Lumiere, Iridescent, Rhetorque, Saarang, Taabir, Upvan, Vichar to the already existing co- and extra- curricular societies to further encourage and engage students’ interests.



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1 Minutes of the IQAC meeting held on 7th August, 2015 Click Here
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4 Minutes of the IQAC meeting held on 20th March, 2018 Click Here
5 Minutes of the IQAC meeting held on 03th May, 2018 Click Here
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