IQAC E-Resource Centre

Motto: Technology for Effective Learning

Vision:

Electronic resource (E-resource) centre of Janki Devi Memorial College is established to develop the dynamic repository of knowledge and information sharing within the community of students, scholars, researchers and knowledge seekers. The centre will facilitate the electronic access of learning materials and library resources in digital format. The centre will be the dynamic learning partner of the college dedicated to knowledge and information management for effective learning of the users.


Mission

The e- resource centre will be built and maintained so as to be accessible to the users from anywhere, anytime. In order to fulfill its vision the centre will:

  • Actively support the discovery and creation of e-contents for learners.
  • Facilitate the access to high-quality library resources to faculty members and students to fulfill their needs in research, teaching, and learning.
  • Facilitate E-resource material for print disable students.
  • Provide the access to transcribed lectures on a variety of topics, delivered by renowned speakers in Academia in the college.
  • Identify, acquire, and make available the range of relevant information necessary for lifelong learning

Management

The E-resource centre will be managed through the core committee as follows:


Patron: Prof. Swati Pal (Principal)

1 President Dr. Anupama Rajput
2 General Secretary Dr. Payal Nagpal
3 Treasurer Dr. Manisha Sinha
4 Website Committee Conveners Dr. Payal Nagapal & Ms. Anshu Suri
5 E-Journal Conveners Dr. Ruplekha Khullar & Ms. Vandana
  Madan  
6 Members  
 

Dr. Nivedita Sharma (Librarian)

 
 

Dr. Poonam Sharma

 
 

Dr. Ritu Arora

 
 

Dr. Amita Charan

 
 

Mr. Zubeer Ahmed

 
  Dr. Shilpa Chaudhary (Ex-officio, IQAC Convener)  
     

The tenure of each post is for a period of two years, extendable only if required.

The centre will function through 3 units as follows:

» E-Content Development Committee
» Website Committee
» E-Journal Committee

E-Content Development (Convener: Dr. Anupama Rajput)

The committee of E-Content Development will plan and coordinate the development of e-contents across different departments. It will provide guidance and technical support to teachers in matters relating to creation, usage and management of e- resource. The e-content will be technology friendly, learner centric and teachers' friendly and should follow object based learning. The focus will be on course based content generation to provide the students a learning interface in the online mode in the form of:

Ø e-quizzes

Ø e-lessons

Ø e-lectures

Ø e-material

Ø e-manuals


Objectives: E-Content unit of the centre will:

Ø Promote the creation of e-Content in all subjects;

Ø Develop teachers' skills for the creation and management of e-Content

Ø Provide the access of e-Content to teachers and students for supplementing the process of teaching and learning.

Ø Develop collaboration between college and funding agencies or the IT industry for the continuous development of new content


Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for e-content creation is as follows:

Ø Team of experts from each department will be constituted for creating, evaluating and implementing the e-contents.

Ø The team will be led by course coordinators and include one content expert and one ICT expert. The e-content course coordinator will choose the subject experts, assign the topics for content development and ensure the availability of the content within the given timeline.

Ø The subject experts will identify text, audio, still images, animated images, graphics and video images relevant for academic e-content. The subject expert shall have to create the question bank with answers for the content so as to ensure the self-evaluation of the learners.

Ø The coordinator will preview the programme and certify its correctness and authenticity academically and ensure corrections, if any, as suggested by the center.

Ø The content duration will be of maximum 30 minutes.

Ø The subject expert shall mandatorily submit the duly filled declaration form of originality.


The Departmental Representatives for E-Resource Centre are as follows:

Commerce Dr. Anupama Rajput
Economics Ms. Deepti Sethi
English Mr. Anuj Kumar
Hindi Dr. Vinita Rani
History Dr. Shubhra Dey
Mathematics Mr. Laxmi Kant
Philosophy Mr. Upendra Kumar
Political Science Mr. Rohit Kumar Singh
Sanskrit Dr. Indu Soni
Sociology Ms. Kanika Kakkar
Music Dr. Gurinder H. Singh
Physical Education Mr. Santosh Kumar Giri
HDFE Ms. Prerna Butta

The tenure of each post is for a period of two years, extendable only if required.


Website Committee (Conveners: Dr. Payal Nagpal & Ms. Anshu Suri)

The JDMC website presents a panoramic view of the work done by the college. It also provides an interactive interface between the teachers and the students. Created on a user-friendly mode, the web platform allows easy access to the viewers. Students and teachers alike can access the work done by the college at multiple levels. In 2016 the website started an interesting feature, "Interactive Classroom". It enabled the students to access quizzes prepared by the teachers as per their convenience. During the pandemic, this feature was developed further to provide students with course material on a weekly basis.

Working towards greater interaction using the online platform, the website is now a part of the Centre for e-resource development. In this regard the idea is to develop the website to facilitate e-resource generation and strengthen its function as an interactive interface between teachers and students. It is therefore proposed that the existing website must lead to an entirely new e-learning platform to deliver the following:


e-material: This section will provide the students with course material and important links

Ø links

Ø Pdfs

Ø Articles

Ø you-tube lectures

Ø power point presentations

Ø Q and A


e-lecart: This will be a unique feature on the JDMC website. It will carry articles and lectures generated by the teachers and other experts on both course topics and research areas

e-stuwall: This will be a unique feature on the JDMC website. It will carry articles, other research work, prize-winning work (poems, essays, performances) and audio-video recordings of performances, out-reach activities done by the students of the college.

E-projects-In keeping with good academic practices, the college has been encouraging teachers and students to engage with research projects. The college has also provided departments and teachers with funding for the same. The complete projects will be put up under this section.


This will be developed on an entirely new platform, and access will be provided from the main website. This will provide easy access to students and teachers to make use of the e-material generated by the teachers.


The executive members of the Website Committee are:

Ms Tarini Pandey (English)

Ms. Tannu Sharma (English)

Ms. Sonal Jain (Commerce)

Ms. Deepti (Economics)

The tenure of each post is for a period of two years, extendable only if required.


E-Journal Committee (Conveners: Dr. Ruplekha Khullar & Ms. Vandana Madan)

Perspectives will be a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed annual e-journal, published by Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi. The E-journal will aim to build upon the legacy of the erstwhile college magazine, Perspectives, which had its genesis in the early 1980s. Revived as an E-journal, Perspectives, will aspire to be an interdisciplinary forum for scholarly discussion among academics, while also providing a platform for original research undertaken by JDMC faculty and students.

The Journal will cover topics of interest across multiple academic disciplines, including but not limited to the Institutions of human society and their functioning; social, economic and cultural practices, trends, approaches, and debates; interpersonal relationships amongst individuals, and alliances and collaborations between peoples, communities and nations; and structures of domination and exclusion are some of the broad themes that the journal articles will seek to take account of.

Contributions will be sought from writers working in diverse fields including Anthropology, Sociology, Economics& Commerce, Education, Criminology, Literature & Linguistics, Law, History, Communication Studies, Political Science, Human Psychology and the like. No fee will be charged for contributions, which will be accepted solely on academic merit.


Some Basic Information:

Ø Perspectives will be a bilingual journal

Ø It will be a blind peer-reviewed journal bearing an ISSN number.

Ø Its periodicity will be annual.

Ø The journal will have three distinct sections as under:


Section One - will be split into two subsections:

a) Articles invited from members of the academic community across colleges and universities as well as eminent public figures from all fields.

b) Articles invited from teachers of the college


Section Two: As every Department is now actively engaged in Research projects that are jointly undertaken by faculty and students, the journal will be looking for submission of papers based on these projects

Section Three - There will be a Review Section which will contain at least three entries covering any of the following:

Ø Book Reviews

Ø Film Reviews

Ø Bibliographical Essays or Literature Review articles - providing an overview or critical assessment of existing literature in a field, or the oeuvre of an eminent researcher in a particular field.

Ø Obituary Articles

(Length of Articles/ Word limits: Original research articles in the First and Second Sections could be long, with the word limit ranging from 4500-6000 words. Articles written solely by students can be 3000-4000 words. Articles in Section Three will range from 600 to 2000 words, but not exceeding that limit)


Paper Selection and Publication Process:

A manuscript should be written in English in the required style and, properly annotated. It should be submitted online or by email to perspectives@jdm.du.ac.in. The mere fact of submission does not guarantee inclusion in the journal.

Submitted articles will be accepted for publication after undergoing double blind peer review by subject experts designated by the editorial board. The process will require contributors to respond to reviewers' comments.

Reviewers will be required to complete the process within a stipulated time.

Each submission will be required to undergo stringent scrutiny via a plagiarism detection software deemed suitable by the editorial board.

(A template of broad guidelines is attached for reference)

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board, comprising retired teachers of Janki Devi Memorial College, members of various academic fields from outside the college and Researchers, will be finalised after careful scrutiny by the conveners under the guidance of Principal, Prof. Swati Pal. Specialist editors may be invited from time to time if required.

Review Board

A board of reviewers shall also be commissioned keeping the following in mind:

Ø They are experts who have publications on the subject to their name and/ or people who have attained recognition for their contributions in a specific field;

Ø Have some specialisation in the specific subject or any other subject or discipline related closely to the paper;

Ø are familiar with the APA citation system and the MLA style guidelines;

Ø are fluent in academic and professional English or Hindi


Organizational structure of responsibilities:

E-journal Committee:

Conveners/Members

Prof. Swati Pal

Dr. Ruplekha Khullar

Ms. Vandana Madan

Dr. Saumya Gupta

Dr. Tara Sheemar


E-journal Editorial Board: As described above

Note:

As the E-Journal is being launched in the Diamond Jubilee year, 2019-2020, the first volume of the E-journal will be a compilation of articles emerging out of the DSS lectures organized by the college to mark the occasion. The DSS lectures were a series of lectures on a variety of topics, delivered by some of the most renowned speakers in Academia and outside of it. Every department organised at least one DSS lecture on some topic directly impacting the lives of Millennials. Therefore, the first volume will be loosely organized around the overarching theme of "The Millennials Universe". Each department will be entrusted with the responsibility of approaching the eminent persons who they hosted under the DSS lectures Programme, and requesting written papers from them for "Perspectives". These papers must be submitted to the E-Journal committee on or before 30th of December.