The Telegraph
Tuesday , January 21 , 2014
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College gives say to students

Students of Karim City College will now play a crucial role in its development.

One of the best colleges affiliated to Kolhan University, the institution has decided to set up a feedback mechanism, where students can put forward their views regarding infrastructure and teachers at the institution.

For this purpose, the college is busy strengthening its Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), after which it will draft guidelines of the student feedback mechanism in a meeting scheduled on Wednesday.

Although IQAC is present in most Kolhan cradles as per guidelines of University Grants Commission (UGC), few among them operate actively.

To accord importance to students’ opinions, authorities of Karim City College have decided to conduct regular drives to collect feedback.

“We have an exit feedback system in place. According to it, students fill a feedback form when they come to the campus to collect their college leaving certificates. But we think collecting feedback annually from students of all classes is a better idea. We will get an opportunity to know their views regarding the functioning of the college,” said Yahiya Ibrahim, a faculty member.

Though the final guidelines will be formulated on Wednesday, some faculty members said students would be given an opportunity to share feedback on three aspects — the courses, the teachers as well as the overall college infrastructure.

Their opinions will be kept confidential.

The annual exercise will help college authorities to identify glitches and areas of improvement.

The committee constituted to supervise IQAC activities will comprise officials from the college administration, community members, alumni, teachers and students.

The IQAC, according to the guidelines of the UGC, must aim to develop certain parameters for various academic and administrative activities of an institution and to implement the best practices in any specific institution.

Karim City College has been accredited twice by NAAC, the last time in 2011.