2.1 Strengths of the University

  1. Lone public and affiliating University of the state
  2. Centre with Potential for Excellence in Biodiversity
  3. Dedicated Centre for Endangered Languages, and Tribal Museum for the conservation of endangered indigenous cultural heritage
  4. Located at strategic and geopolitical significance for the country
  5. Government-University Interface in formulation of state policies
  6. Collaboration with public agencies and Institutional Funding for Research and Innovation Ecosystem
  7. Pollution Free Green and Sustainable Campus
  8. Ragging Free Campus
  9. Young, Dynamic, and Diversified Faculty Composition
  10. Technology Enabled Campus with Complete Wi-Fi Coverage
  11. Beautiful Natural Landscape Campus
  12. Ethnic and Cultural Diversified Students with Multilingual Communication Skills
  13. Undeterred Adherence to Academic Calendar
  14. Courses Based on Local Requirements
  15. Culture of Equity and Social Justice in our policy and practice
  16. Transparent Policy and Participatory Administrative Mechanism
  17. Higher Enrolment of Girl Students

 2.2 Weaknesses of the University

  1. Locational Disadvantages
  2. Geo-political constraints in International Resource Exchange.
  3. Communication Bottlenecks
  4. Lack of Industrial Centers in Vicinity
  5. Limited Avenues for Internal and External Resource Mobilisation
  6. Section of the Students belongs to Financially Weaker Family

2.3 Opportunities of the University

  1. Campus Expansion
  2. Reaching the Unreached through Distance and Online Education
  3. Augmenting Cutting Edge Physical and Communication Infrastructure
  4. Complete Reliance on Renewable Energy Resources
  5. Up-scaling of Programmes and Industry-Academia Interface to Enhance the Employability of Students
  6. Widening partnerships for better Internal and External Avenues in terms of Resource Mobilisation
  7. Conservation and Promotion of Indigenous Knowledge System (IKS)
  8. Attracting International Resources and scholars, especially from neighbouring countries
  9. Key Role in Socio-Economic Development of the Region
  10. Strengthening the University's alumni network
  11. Implementation of an integrated waste management system for zero-waste campus

2.4 Challenges of the University

  1. Complete eradication of non-renewable energy.
  2. Limited availability of fund, especially from sources other than government agencies.
  3. 100 per cent residential facility.
  4. 100 per cent placement opportunities for the students.
  5. Topographical Expansion of Affiliated Colleges and Uniform and Smooth Monitoring System.
  6. Retaining the best human resource suited to research needs and requirements.
  7. Attracting International Scholars for Exchange Programmes.
  8. Ensuring State of the Art Facilities on Campus.

3.1 Curricular Aspects

Rajiv Gandhi University, which is primarily located in the tribal heartland of Northeast India, aims to provide a holistic evolution for all of its students by connecting the region to the rest of India and the world at large. The curriculum in each discipline has been designed with local ethnicity, diversity, socio-political issues, and the needs of all types of learners in mind, a sizable portion of whom are first-generation learners. The goals of the programmes and courses revolve around the fundamental aspect of knowledge sharing among the faculties of Science, Technology, Arts and Commerce. The curriculum, which is based on the methodology of cross-disciplinary practice, emphasizes the natural blending of various categories of knowledge. The UGC's Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and curriculum development guidelines and regulations are strictly followed. Courses are enriched by the addition of value-added courses and the options to choose from a variety of electives. Syllabus revisions are conducted on a three- to five-year cycle to ensure that they remain current and updated. Annually, around 25 % of the programmes change their syllabi. Additionally, the increasing number of newly introduced programmes may be interpreted as an indication of academic success. It is worth noting that in the last five years, 28 new programmes have been introduced. The adoption of the CBCS system has led to a significant overhaul of nearly 80 % of postgraduate courses, while 50 to 60 % of M.Phil. and Ph.D. classes have gained current status. More than half of the courses aim to improve employability in key areas across all disciplines. These courses are cutting-edge and ideal for increasing students' employability. There are a variety of interdisciplinary courses that deal with gender, the environment and sustainability, human values, and professional ethics. All courses offer students with theoretical, practical, and life skills. Structured feedback on the curriculum is collected at regular intervals from students, parents, alumni, and other experts. The University analyzed the input on the curriculum and is regarded as an important component in the process of curricular design and development. Students must complete a dissertation or project work during their final semester. In some of the departments, students pursue internships in National Institutes, R&D Laboratories and Industries.

3.2 Teaching-Learning and Evaluation

The University ensures that its admission process is widely publicized through its website and national newspapers. The demand ratio for the University's programmes is high and exceeds 1:5. Students are admitted through the Common Entrance Test, which is held at various locations throughout the State and other parts of the country, while maintaining the government's reservation policy. The University provides a congenial environment for its students, who basically come from various parts of Arunachal Pradesh and other North-East states, including remote villages. A sizable proportion of them are first-generation learners, and the majority of them are from tribal societies. The University provides adequate support to meet their diverse educational needs. Academic departments assess students' proficiency levels, and remedial classes and Guided self-study courses are offered to help slow learners. Advanced students are encouraged to participate in research activities. Outside of the classroom, teachers are easily accessible to students for clarifying doubts and providing career counselling. The Central Library is kept up-to-date with the most recent textbooks and reference materials, which are procured on a regular basis. The mentor-mentee approach is a prominent feature of the University's overall work culture, ensuring that academic advancement is achieved and stress-related issues are addressed. To ensure student-centred learning, innovative teaching practises are implemented as continuous learning processes through the collaborative efforts of faculty members. The University's regulations and curriculum are designed to support learning experiences. The overall teaching-learning process incorporates experimental and participatory learning and problem-solving methodologies. The learning outcomes of different departments are clearly reflected in terms of the impressive pass percentage of students. A large number of students are selected in national level competitive examinations such as UPSC, APPSCE, UGC-CSIR NET & JRF, GATE, SLET and others. Structured feedback of the teachers by the students is taken after each semester, analyzed, and appropriate corrective measures are taken. Prior to each academic year, a committee prepares a comprehensive Academic Calendar. The academic calendar details the duration of the admissions process, the beginning of classes, the number of teaching days, the schedule of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, the schedule for mid- and end-semester examination, declaration of results and the vacation period. Academic calendars are posted on the University website well in advance. The University adheres strictly to the academic calendar when conducting academic activities. Internal examinations are conducted by the respective departments, while the University's Examination branch conducts the end-semester examination. The University has a grievance redressal procedure to address grievances related to the examination in accordance with the University's examination ordinance.

3.3 Research, Innovations and Extension

Rajiv Gandhi University has emphasized upon research since its inception. The University is dedicated to translating empirical knowledge into societal applications and substituting individual brilliance with collective, corroborative, societal utility. The University has identified the physical and intellectual resources required for Academic Research, Sponsored Research, Consultancy, and Extension. MPhil and PhD programmes offered are in high demand among the stakeholders, and admission is made through a common entrance test known as the RGUMPET. The core and thrust areas of research domains for each department have been identified separately. Individual domains of each faculty member in a department/center are also identified, and continuous and systematic research activities are carried out. Faculty members publish research articles in a number of different national and international journals of repute on a regular basis. The University actively and consciously promotes students' participation in Research and Innovation projects to improve scientific temper and exposure to the nitty-gritty of conducting ground-based research. Faculty members also work on minor and major research projects/consultant projects from various funding agencies as part of their research activities. The university faculty members were awarded 83 sponsored projects worth more than Rs 20.90 crore from different national and international funding agencies during the assessment period. The faculty members received 17 national/international fellowships during this period. The University has conducted 57 national/international workshops/seminars/FDP during this period. The faculty members have published more than 759 research papers in various national and international journals of repute during the assessment period. In the period, 162 PhD have been produced. The RGU Community Development Cell was established to integrate various community engagement efforts undertaken by different Departments and Centres. The Community development Cell has adopted five villages namely, Poma, Disi, Lazu, Lachum Patey and Chiputa under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. The University NSS unit has also adopted Tomru village and University Workers' Colony. Awareness programs on health & hygiene, environment conservation, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (girl education), Vittiya Shaksharta Abhiyan (financial literacy) etc., are also being organized for the benefit of the community.

3.4 Infrastructure and Learning Resources

The University fosters a suitable physical environment by offering physical and IT infrastructure and library resources. The University's Departments/Institutes feature well-equipped classrooms with ancillary amenities such as computers, projectors, and Wi-Fi. The University has more than 90 classrooms equipped with ICT. There are several supporting facilities at the University, including hostels for both men and women, health centre, day care centre, staff and faculty housing, post office, bank, canteens and coffee shops. The University has a well-equipped Sports Centre, Playgrounds, an athletic track, and a Gymnasium to provide sports facilities for recognizing and nurturing sporting talents. The University has a power substation that provides an uninterrupted power supply to the campus. As a part of its green initiatives, the University meets 25% of the daily electricity requirements through solar energy. The Library uses open source library management software KOHA and has implemented RIFD technology for its smooth functioning of circulation operations . Students have remote access to all online databases subscribed to by the University and Shodhganga. Presently, the Library holds 64,400 books and subscribes to various national and international journals. The library also provides access to different online journals under various consortiums from which more than 10,000 e-journals, full-text articles may be browsed and downloaded. The Library also subscribes to 17 daily newspapers and 10 reputed magazines. Through library orientation programmes, the library strongly promotes the use of open access among students, faculty, and staff. It encourages further use of India's National Digital Library for effective teaching and learning. The University fosters socio-cultural values among students to instil a rich sense of ethnic and Indian heritage and diversity through the organization of various cultural events throughout the year. The University has a well-defined policy for the maintenance of physical and academic facilities. The Development branch of the University is responsible for the maintenance of its Civil and Electrical infrastructures. The Vehicle branch is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining its vehicles. The IT infrastructure of the University is maintained by Computer Centre. There are respective faculty-in-charge of laboratories with technical assistants who look after and maintain the equipment and instruments. In case of major repairs of equipment, external agencies are hired to solve the problems. There is an in-house Sanitary Branch that maintains cleanliness and sanitation in the institute. In case of emergency, services are taken from external service providers. The academic support facilities like the library, sports, gymnasia and other platforms supporting the overall development of the students are open for the entire University community.

3.5 Student Support and Progression

To carry out its social mission of helping the underprivileged society through education, the University assists students in obtaining financial assistance from the state government and the Government of India. More than 90 % of its students benefit from Government Scholarships due to the diligent efforts of the University. Additionally, the University provides financial support to some eligible disadvantaged students through its resources. The University organizes capacity building programmes, such as bridge courses, soft skill programmes, and remedial coaching. Sports and Yoga activities for the students and employees are the regular features of the University calendar to achieve the Fit India goals. The University takes care of the students' emotional well-being through its Counseling Cell. Statutory committees, including ICC, Anti-Ragging etc., are in place. The University makes every effort to ensure that students are placed, continue to higher education, and pass competitive examinations. The University conducts cultural and sports events regularly. It is worth noting that 36 students received medals and awards at Natonal as well as State level in various sports and cultural competitions during the assessment period. The grievances of students are discussed in the appropriate forum and addressed duly in a time-bound manner. Through the alumni association, alumni support the University in all of its noble endeavours. Through well-established rules and procedures, the University has opened its doors to International Students. However, due to the restricted area permit provisions imposed on Arunachal Pradesh, international students are still very few. The Student Council of the University is constituted by elected members from the students strictly following the Lyngdoh Commission guidelines. The President of the Student Council is a member of the University Court. In addition, the students participate in various academic and administrative bodies like Hostel Management Committee, Anti-ragging committee, Internal Complain Committee, organization of various events, etc. Various co-curricular, extracurricular and cultural activities are organized by the student council members along with the faculty coordinators throughout the year. The University has an NSS unit through which students actively participate in various social activities. The University also has an NCC unit.

3.6 Governance, Leadership and Management

The University has a well-defined hierarchical organizational structure with the President of India as the Visitor of the University at the apex. The Vice Chancellor is the executive Head of the University and takes policy guidance from the Executive Council on development and administration matters and Academic Council on academic, research and extension related matters. Both these statutory bodies report to the University Court. Under the guidance of the Vice Chancellor, the Office of the Registrar implements relevant decisions. The Deans of various Faculties, the Controller of Examinations, the Finance Officer, and the Director of the College Development Council provide support in their respective domains. The Executive Engineer executes civil, electrical and related work. Dean, Students Welfare looks after various welfare measures for the students. The academic departments are governed by the Departmental Advisory Committee, Departmental Research Committee and various committees as per the provisions of the University ordinances. The Departments are clustered into Faculties with separate Deans for each Faculty. Matters related to the affiliated colleges are managed by the College Development Council. The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) plays a key role in reviewing, assisting, and monitoring faculty members on a regular basis and conducting self-appraisals using Performance Indicators as directed by the UGC and other regulatory bodies. Faculty empowerment is ensured through Faculty Development Programs, Faculty Induction Programs for new faculty members, and Refresher Courses for currently employed teachers. The University has provisions in place to provide financial assistance to faculty members to attend national and international seminars/conferences. Furthermore, the University encourages new faculty members to conduct research by providing Seed Money. The University has a well-defined process of financial regulation. All payments of the University are made after the Internal audit. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India also conducts periodical audits as per the provisions of the Rajiv Gandhi University Act, 2006. The University makes full efforts to ensure that all audit objections are cleared timely.

3.7 Institutional Values and Best Practices

In conformity with the democratic culture of Northeast India, Rajiv Gandhi University has made a concerted effort to maintain a gender-neutral academic and work atmosphere on campus, allowing all stakeholders to feel comfortable and secure. The women to men ratio among students has consistently remained close to 50 % over the years, exhibiting the rationality of its efforts. As an institute of higher learning in the remote part of the country, the University sees its larger role as instilling moral values, a spirit of tolerance, and a feeling of obligation in its students as a means of building an inclusive, harmonious, and peaceful society. The University is situated atop Rono Hills, on a picturesque tableland of 306.6 acres overlooking the river Dikrong. Plants and floras cover eighty percent of the campus. The University has undertaken a green audit of the campus to determine its carbon footprint. The natural and beautiful atmosphere of the campus astounds visitors. The University celebrates national festivals, organizes various events to commemorate the prominent Indian personalities on their birth/death anniversary to honour their achievements and sacrifices toward the creation of modern India and motivate the young minds to follow in their footsteps towards nation-building. To honour the sacrifices made by the Indian armed forces in maintaining India's sovereignty and territorial integrity and to inspire students to work for national integrity, the institution has erected a 'Wall of Heroes'. The University campus is entirely free of plastic and cigarettes. The stakeholders are encouraged to use bicycles on the campus. The University has made measures to use green energy by installing solar panels on the roofs of some buildings. Additionally, the University has six water harvesting plants to utilize rainwater for small irrigation and replenish groundwater levels. Two best practices of the University are:

  1.  The University has put conscious efforts into devising a dedicated helpline for counselling and guidance. The departments of Psychology and Social Work monitored the functioning of the helpline during the lockdown period. Further, multiple online capacity building and counselling programmes were organized, inviting renowned psychiatrists and experts to help and assist needy students and employees.
  2. Apart from teaching and research, the University has also been organizing multiple events like Youth Festivals, Solidarity Sporting events (VC Trophy), Unifest, University Panorama, Arunachal Panorama, Foundation Day events etc. on a regular basis paving the way for students' participation leading to honing of their leadership qualities and enhancing their creativity. The University has an open gymnasium and a huge boxing ring in which a good number of students practice. The University organizes extension and outreach activities like Swachhta Hi Sewa, etc and short-term training programmes for the holistic development of the students with the NSS, the NCC and departmental participation.

Rajiv Gandhi University has put in place the mentor-mentee counselling system to facilitate holistic experience in teaching-learning and research. Mentoring is another important practice of the University conducted systematically to guide the students on academic matters and other broad areas of their lives and activities. The students are divided into groups, and each group is placed under a teacher who discharges the responsibilities of the Mentor of that group.

Affiliated Institutions to the University (Not applicable for private and deemed to be Universities)

   
Type of Colleges Permanent Temporary Total
Law 0 02 02
Education/Teachers Training 01 09 10
Medicine & Surgery/Ayurveda/Unani/Homoeopathy/Health & Allied Sciences/Paramedical/Nursing 01 03 04
Science 0 01 01
Universal/Common to all Disciplines 13 13 26
Total 15 28 43

Furnish the Details of Colleges under University

Constituent Colleges 0
Affiliated Colleges 43
Colleges Under 2(f) 05
Colleges Under 2(f) and 12B 12
NAAC Accredited Colleges 09
Colleges with Potential for Excellence (UGC) 0
Autonomous Colleges 0
Colleges with Postgraduate Departments 02
Colleges with Research Departments 0
University Recognized Research Institutes/Centers 0

 

Is the University Offering any Programmes Recognised by any Statutory Regulatory authority (SRA) Yes No

Details of Teaching & Non-Teaching Staff of Dual Mode University

 

Teaching Faculty

  Professor Associate Professor Assistant Professor
Male Female Others Total Male Female Others Total Male Female Others Total
Sanctioned       31       58       163
Recruited 9 2 0 11 27 3 0 30 97 31 0 128
Yet to Recruit       20       28       35
On Contract       0       0       0

Other Academic Staff (like Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors etc)

  Director / Professor Deputy Director Assistant Director
Male Female Others Total Male Female Others Total Male Female Others Total
Sanctioned       1               2
Recruited 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   0 0 1
Yet to Recruit       0               1
On Contract                      

Non- Teaching Staff

  Male Female Others Total
Sanctioned       179
Recruited 109 57 0 166
Yet to Recruit       13
On Contract       0

Technical Staff

 
Male
Female Others Total
Sanctioned       46
Recruited 33 09 0 42
Yet to Recruit       04
On Contract      

Qualification Details of the Teaching Staff

Permanent Teachers
Highest Qualification Professor Associate Professor Assistant Professor Total
Male Female Others Male Female Others Male Female Others
D.Sc/D.Litt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ph.D. 9 2 0 25 3 0 78 18 0 135
M.Phil./M.Tech. 0 0 0 2 0 0 19 13 0 34
PG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Qualification Details of the Other Academic Staff (like Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors etc)

Other Academic Staff (like Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors etc)

 

Highest Qualification Director / Professor Deputy Director Assistant Director Total
Male Female Others Male Female Others Male Female Others
D.Sc/D.Litt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ph.D. 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
M.Phil. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Temporary Teachers
Highest Qualification Professor Associate Professor Assistant Professor Total
Male Female Others Male Female Others Male Female Others
D.Sc/D.Litt                    
Ph.D.                    
M.Phil.                    
PG                  

 

 

Part Time Teachers
Highest Qualification
Professor
Associate Professor Assistant Professor Total
Male Female Others Male Female Others Male Female Others
D.Sc/D.Litt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ph.D. 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 7
M.Phil. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PG 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 12 0 29

 

Distinguished Academicians Appointed

  Male Female Others Total
Emeritus Professor 0 0 0 0
Adjunct Professor 01 0 0 01
Visiting Professor 55 04 0 59

Chairs Instituted by the Dual Mode University

Name of the Department Name of the Chair Name of the Sponsor Organisation/Agency
   

Sl.No Name of the Department Name of the Chair Name of the Sponsor Organisation/Agency

 

  NA NA NA

Provide the Following Details of Students Enrolled in the University during the Current Academic Year (Conventional Students and Distance Learners from Directorate of Distance Education)

 

Programme

 

From the State Where
University is Located
From Other States of India NRI Students Foreign Students Total
PG Male 707 123 0 0 830
Female 749 93 0 0 842
Others 0 0 0 0 0
UG Male 422 62 0 0 484
Female 520 71 0 0 591
Others 0 0 0 0 0
PG Diploma recognized by statutory authority including university Male

 

36 6 0 0 42
Female

 

 

46 9 0 0 55
Others 0 0 0 0 0

Does the university offer any integrated programmes?              Yes/No

Total number of integrated programme

 

Integrated Programme From the state where university is located From other states of India NRI Students Foreign Students Total
Male          
Female          
Others        

 

Details of UGC Human Resource Development Centre, If applicable

Year of Establishment NA
Number of UGC Orientation Programmes  
Number of UGC Refresher Course  
Number of University's own Programmes  
Total Number of Programmes Conducted
(last five years)

 

 

 

 

Year 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Number 739 816 920 855 1057

 

Certified Document

 

 

Year 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Number 12990

 

19410

 

32687

 

41181

 

34341

 

Certified Document

 

Year 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Number 2014 1679 1946 1567 2349

 

Certified Document

 

Year 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Number of employed learners including

self-employed

19 53 74 164 28

 

Certified Document

Answer: 26/72 X 100

          = 36.11%

1.2.2.1: Number of Programmes in which CBCS/ Elective course system implemented.

Answer : 25

 

 

 

 

 

Answer : 312

2014 - 2015: 43

2015 - 2016: 68

2016 -2017 : 72

2017 - 2018: 66

2018 - 2019: 63

1.3.2.1: How many new value-added courses are added within the last 5 years

Answer: 32

 

 

 

=  (4.426 + 10.531 + 13.398 + 9.777 + 8.804)/5

 = 46.936/5 = 9.3872 = 9.39%

Year 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 Total
Number 44 111 151 123 120 586
Total Students 994 1054 1127 1258 1363 5796
% per year 4.426 10.531 13.398 9.777 8.804

=(1816/5796 ) X 100

= 31.33%

1.3.4.1:Number of students undertaking field project or research projects or internships

 

 

Year 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 Total
Number 223 327 357 442 467 1816
Total Students 994 1054 1127 1258 1363 5796

 

 

 

RESPONSE:     13.57 : 1 (Students : Faculty)

  • Total number of students enrolled in the institution (2294)
  • Total number of full time teachers in the institution (169)

  

The teachers of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) use online education resources, social networking sites, blended learning platforms like google classroom to effectively deliver teaching and provide enhanced learning experience to the students.

 

The academic departments of Rajiv Gandhi University naturally leads in the complete adoption of ICT enabled tools to render teaching; nonetheless, almost all the teachers use in some way or other ICT tools to teach and train their students.

 

The Department of English, the Department of Education, and Department of Mass Communication and Chemistry  etc. have laboratories relevant to their subjects. These laboratories fortify the knowledge acquired in traditional classes. Software available on line is integrated with teacher’s explanation and students are encouraged to learn and practice through interactive activities. All the departments have LCD projectors which are used for screening educational movies, documentaries and for making power point presentations.

 

Department of Mass Communication and department of CSE Teachers prepare modules on important topics which are produced and recorded and made available for students on line. The use of ICT by teachers in classrooms apart from enabling students to keep pace with the contemporary digital and virtual world has helped Rajiv Gandhi University create a student centric learning approach.

 

You-Tube, E-mails, WhatsApp group, Zoom and Google classrooms are used as platforms to communicate, provide material and syllabus, make announcements, conduct tests, upload assignments, make presentations, address queries, mentor and share information.

 

Internet and WiFi facility is made available throughout the campus. RGU website carries a weblink for E-content/study material of different courses and subjects, so that their learning can be strengthened and made effective.

 

The library also provides access to computers and on-line journals freely available in public domain and also to journals subscribed on the advice of faculty and departments. Anti-plagiarism software is used to check authenticity of thesis submitted by scholars. Photocopying facility is also provided. Hostels are also equipped with WiFi facility to encourage learning.

 

In all the departments, every teacher is necessarily required to upload students’ attendance, internal assessment marks in the on-line platform. The students are also required to provide online feed back on the curriculum and teaching-learning environment on every course in every semester.

 

Recently PhD viva, Research Advisory meetings and Board of Studies are held on telecommunication applications like Skype, Google meet etc.

RESPONSE:           1:11.56

2018-19

Mentee (UG+PG Students)

1954

Mentor (Full Time Teachers)

169

 

 

Process followed for development of Self-Learning Material by DDE.

 

It is a rigorous process of 5 key steps:

 

 Stage 1: Approval of authors by Board of Studies

 

Step 2: Preparation and Submission of content by Contributors

 

Step 3: Content editing by Editorial Board

 

Step 4: Language editing by Language Editorial Board

 

Step 5: Approval of Board of Studies

 

Step 6: Approval of Academic Council

 

Step 7: Approval by Executive Council

 

If the SLM/ or any part of it is not found satisfactory, step 2 to 5 is repeated for that particular part.

 

Details of the process are as below:

 

Board of Studies Meeting of all the courses are conducted immediately after the notification of ODL Regulation. The syllabus of each of the course are revised and SLM is developed view of the guidelines. The process followed,  based on the guidelines are:

A. Considerations taken into account during planning:

 

 

        • backgrounds of learner and learning needs;

       

       

 

 

 

 

 

        • learning experiences; and

       

       

 

 

 

 

 

        • support and preparation in adapting to flexible learning.

       

       

 

 

 

B. Criterions shared with SLM writers for preparing material: -

 

learning objectives - assessment of prior knowledge - learning activities - feedback of learning activities - examples and illustrations – self assessment tests - summaries and key points

C. The following Standards of Self Learning Material (SLM) in Print Form was followed:

 

The Self Learning Material involves the learner actively through various experience-based activities and assignments - The learner gets the clear information about the structure of the programme and the course. - There are detailed learning map in the Self Learning Material for the learner so that she or he will be self directed for completion of their studies. - The content of the Self Learning Material are developed with dialogue and personal system of writing method which creates a nature of interactivity in the Self Learning Material. - There are clear definition of learning objectives and outcomes. - The content are divided into small sections (blocks) and sub-sections (units &sub-units) for effective learning. - Activities are included in each unit of the Self Learning Material. - There are assignments on each learning objective for self-assessment.

i) Strategies for learner participation and engagement:

Institute of Distance Education (IDE) has adopted different strategies for learner’s participation keeping in view to how easily they can get access to it. To encourage the learners to participate in the Contact and Counseling Programme (CCP) the required information about the schedule of the CCP is advertised in the most popular newspaper of the state, “The Arunachal Times”. Banners are also placed at the common display zones at different parts of the state. Further, it is also mentioned in the prospectus of IDE that the attendance in the CCP is mandatory for M.A. and other professional or vocational courses. All the details and dates mentioned in the Identity/Utility Card which also includes the academic calendar provided to the learners at the time of admission are discussed. Apart from that, the faculties also discuss the importance of CCP with the learners during the pre-admission counseling mentioning that it is mandatory for all the learners and also discussing the benefits of the programme. The concerned faculties of each subject keep a personal contact with the learners through phone and social media to pass the information.

ii) Engagement:

To keep the learners actively involved and to fulfill the process of teaching and learning, they are engaged in different activities during the CCP. The programme is inaugurated by a common orientation programme where all the details about the academic session, importance and compulsory submission of the assignments and the whole procedure of the examination are re-emphasized. The attendance of the learners is maintained to keep a record of their participation throughout the time period. The learners are also engaged in group discussions, presentations and feedback regarding the programme. At the end of the CCP, discussions regarding how to write and present their assignment in the best possible ways are all explained and reviewed. The CCP is concluded with an exit orientation session. The institution also provides the bus schedule and services to the learners to reach the campus without much trouble for the programme.

 

iii) Development of required competencies and skills:

 

To develop the required competencies and skills of the learners apart from the study materials provided, the faculties also prepare power point presentation which is later shared with the learners either by mailing them or through external drives depending upon the convenient of the learners. The faculties suggest further readings and also provide extra notes prepared to help them. The learners are also provided with the facilities to use the libraries of both the university and the institute. They can also go through the free online journals for further references. After the completion of the CCP, the learners can contact and visit the concerned faculties any time during the academic session for further discussions about the syllabus and related topics. The discussions are carried not only with the traditional face-to-face method but also through social media like “Whatsapp” where any subject related queries are carried out.

RESPONSE:   76.95 %  (2014-19)

2.4.2.1: Number of full time teachers with Ph.D./D.M/M.Ch./D.N.B Superspeciality /D.Sc./D’Lit. year wise during the last five years

Year

2014-15

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18

2018-19

No. of full time teachers with Ph.D.

106

114 125 129 135
Total no.of full time teachers

133

155 165 170

169

% per year 79.70 73.55 75.76 75.88

79.88

 

 

RESPONSE3.07 % (2014-19)

Number of full-time teachers receiving awards from state /national /international level from Government/Govt. recognized bodies year wise during the last five years

 

2014-15

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18

2018-19

No. of full time teachers receiving awards

3

1 3 13

5

Total no. of full time teachers

133

155 165 170

169

% per year

2.26

0.65 1.82 7.65

2.96

 

RESPONSE :  8.15%  (2014-19)

2.5.2.1: Number of complaints/grievances about evaluation year wise during the last five years

 

Year 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Number 2014

 

1679

 

1946

 

1567

 

2349

 

Appeared 12990

 

19410

 

32687

 

41181

 

34341

 

% 15.50

 

8.65

 

5.95 3.80 6.84

Data as per template

The Institute of Distance Education (IDE), Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) and its various study centres offer various courses on Bachelors and Masters Degree programs through distance mode. The distance education is run by RGU through IDE.

The standard operating procedure employed for continuous (Internal) assessment followed by the DDE is that as per the IDE, RGU ordinance, the internal marks in all the courses/subjects are awarded based on internal assessment in the form of assignment assigned for each paper every year during the month of November to December each carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The learners are to obtain 40% marks in the assignment papers. The Average marks obtained in the assignment are converted to 30% for the final result. The assignment papers are strictly evaluated by the subject experts. The marks allotted to this component will be awarded based entirely on the performance of the candidate. The enrolled learners who do not submit their assignments on time are not entertained. Besides the Assignment and final examinations, the institute also conducts a counseling program every year between the months of October-December for 10 to 15 days to ensure that the learners become familiar with their course contents.

The final/term end examination of both B.A. and M.A. is usually conducted during the month of April/May every year. Examination forms are already filled and submitted by the learners at the time of admission. The schedule of the final exam is notified and circulated by the Director, IDE in consultation with the Controller of Examination (CoE) of the parent university before one-month from the commencement of the examination to be displayed in the notice boards and examination cell notice boards of the institute and study centres. It is also published in Newspapers. The application forms submitted after the deadline are not considered.

The question papers are set confidentially by the subject experts through office of the CoE strictly based on the institutes regulations from the prescribed syllabus. Sufficient copies of question papers are printed, sealed and kept in a confidential room.

The examination halls are identified by the Superintendent of Exam and intimated the same to the Director. Later the institute makes necessary arrangements. The exam is conducted for three hours duration with 70 marks (theory) paper. During the examination, besides appointing regular invigilators, the request for security persons is made by the Director to control the flow and support the examination system. If any malpractice or impersonation cases are registered during the examination, strict actions are taken as per the ordinance of the university. The Superintendent of Exam will take an undertaking from the learner and collect a report from the invigilator.

The final result is declared within a month after getting approved by the CoE. As per the ordinance of the university, the learners who fail in any papers can apply for re-evaluation/re-checking. There are also provisions for back papers.

Policy documents on Evaluating Methodology of DDE

https://www.rgu.ac.in/Institute/InstituteDetails/Institute-of-Distance-Education

Formative Assessment  procedures at DDE

Standard Operating Procedures employed for continuous (internal) assessment followed by the DDE

 RESPONSE

The Institute of Distance Education (IDE), Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) and its various study centers offer various courses on Bachelors and Masters Degree programs through distance mode. The distance education is run by RGU through IDE.

The standard operating procedure employed for continuous (Internal) assessment followed by the DDE is that as per the IDE, RGU ordinance, the internal marks in all the courses/subjects are awarded based on internal assessment in the form of assignment assigned for each paper every year during the month of November to December each carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The learners are to obtain 40% marks in the assignment papers. The Average marks obtained in the assignment are converted to 30% for the final result. The assignment papers are strictly evaluated by the subject experts. The marks allotted to this component will be awarded based entirely on the performance of the candidate. The enrolled learners who do not submit their assignments on time are not entertained. Besides the Assignment and final examinations, the institute also conducts a counseling program every year between the months of October-December for 10 to 15 days to ensure that the learners become familiar with their course contents.

The final/term end examination of both B.A. and M.A. is usually conducted during the month of April/May every year. Examination forms are already filled and submitted by the learners at the time of admission. The schedule of the final exam is notified and circulated by the Director, IDE in consultation with the Controller of Examination (CoE) of the parent university before one-month from the commencement of the examination to be displayed in the notice boards and examination cell notice boards of the institute and study centers. It is also published in Newspapers. The application forms submitted after the deadline are not considered.

The question papers are set confidentially by the subject experts through office of the CoE strictly based on the institutes regulations from the prescribed syllabus. Sufficient copies of question papers are printed, sealed and kept in a confidential room.

The examination halls are identified by the Superintendent of Exam and intimated the same to the Director. Later the institute makes necessary arrangements. The exam is conducted for three hours duration with 70 marks (theory) paper. During the examination, besides appointing regular invigilators, the request for security persons is made by the Director to control the flow and support the examination system. If any malpractice or impersonation cases are registered during the examination, strict actions are taken as per the ordinance of the university. The Superintendent of Exam will take an undertaking from the learner and collect a report from the invigilator.

The final result is declared within a month after getting approved by the CoE. As per the ordinance of the university, the learners who fail in any papers can apply for re-evaluation/re-checking. There are also provisions for back papers.

Policy documents on Evaluating Methodology of DDE

https://www.rgu.ac.in/Institute/InstituteDetails/Institute-of-Distance-Education

Since program outcomes (POs) and course outcomes (COs) are introduced in the syllabus going to be implemented from the academic session 2019-20, attainment has not yet been measured. However, mechanism for measuring the attainment level has been formulated as follows:

To measure the attainment of program outcomes (POs), correlation levels with course outcomes (COs) are defined as follows:

 

 

Slight (Low) 30%
Moderate (Medium) 60%
Substantial (High) 100%

To measure the attainment of course outcome (COs), different Attainment Levels have been defined on the basis of marks scored during the End-semester Examination and Unit Test. The attainment levels are:

 

 

Attainment Level – 1

(30%)

40% to 55% students scoring more than 60 percent marks
Attainment Level – 2

(60%)

56% to 70% students scoring more than 60 percent marks
Attainment Level – 3

(100%)

71% to 100% students scoring more than 60 percent marks

To measure the attainment of COs 70% weightage is given to the end-semester examination and 30% to the Unit Test.

RESPONSE :  82.67 %  (2014-19)

Year

2018-19

Number of students passed

5999

 

Number of students appeared

8221

 

%

82.67

 

 

 

3.2.2.1: Total Grants for research projects sponsored by the government agencies year wise during the last five years (INR in Lakhs)

Year 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15
INR in Lakhs 253.57 141.04 277.53 347.24 795.88

Response: 1815.26

    • Same as  Criteria 3.2.1 for Required data as per template(xlsx) and for Supporting Documents

Response: 0.47

        • Same as criteria 3.2.1 for Required data as per template(xlsx) and for Supporting Documents

 

Response: 32

3.3.2.1: Total number of workshops/seminars conducted on Research methodology, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), entrepreneurship, skill development year wise during the last five years

Year 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15
Number 9 12 10 8 3

 

 

Response: 7

3.3.3.1: Total number of awards/recognitions received for research/innovations won by institution/teachers/research scholars/students year wise during the last five years

Year 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15
Number 3 2 1 0 1

Total number of workshops/seminars conducted by DDE on ODL practices year wise during the last five years on:

  • Self-learning material development
  • Learner Support services and academic counseling
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR);
  • Open Educational Resources (OERs);
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs);
  • Technology-Enabled Learning;
  • Learning Management System;
  • Development of e-content and
  • Other innovative technologies

Response: 1

Year 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15
Number of workshops /seminars 0 0 1 0 0

Innovative content developed at DDE year wise during the last five years in the form of e-modules / e-SLMs / MOOCs for:

  • NMEICT
  • NPTEL
  • SWAYAM
  • e-PG Pathshala
  • e-SLMs
  • other MOOCs platform
  • Institutional LMS

 Response: 92

Year 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15
Number of innovative contents developed at DDE 92 0 0 0 0

1. Commendation and monetary incentive at a University function

2. Commendation and medal at a University function

3. Certificate of honour

4. Announcement in the Newsletter/website

Options:

A. All of the above

B. 3 of the above

C. 2 of the above

D. 1 of the above

E. None of the above

Response: D

 

Response: 8

3.4.3.1 Total number of Patents published / awarded year-wise during the last five years

Year 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15
Number 1 1 6 0 0

Response: 1.45

Formula: (Number of PhD degrees awarded during last 5 years) ÷ (Number of teachers recognized as guides during the last five years)

3.4.4.1: How many PhDs are awarded within the last 5 years

Response: 161

3.4.4.2: Number of teachers recognized as guides during the last five years

Response: 111

Response: 4.55

3.4.5.1: Number of research papers in the Journals notified on UGC website during the last five years

Year 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15
Number 187 186 129 125 92

Response: 1.73

3.4.6.1: Total number of books and chapters in edited volumes/books published, and papers in national/international conference-proceedings year wise during the last five years

Year 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15
Number 83 73 36 51 31

  1. For e-PG-Pathshala
  2. For CEC (Under Graduate)
  3. For SWAYAM
  4. For other MOOCs platform
  5. For NPTEL/NMEICT/any other Government Initiatives
  6. For Institutional LMS

Options:

  1. Any 5 of the above
  2. Any 4 of the above
  3. Any 3 of the above
  4. Any 2 of the above
  5. None of the above

Response: D. Any 2 of the above

Response: 7.71

RGU do not have access to SCOPUS and ICI databases

 

WOS

2014 to 2019

No of Publications = 145

No. Citations = 1172

 

SCOPUS

No of Publications = 70

No. Citations = 486

 

Formula:

[(0.5 × Total number of citations in SCOPUS in 5 years) + (0.5 × Total number of citations in WoS or PubMed in 5 years)]

÷

[(0.5 × Total number of publications in SCOPUS in 5 years) + (0.5 × Total number of publications in WoS or PubMed in 5 years)]

Response: 13

RGU do not have access to SCOPUS and ICI databases

WOS

2014 to 2019

H-index = 16

SCOPUS

H-index = 10

Formula:

(h-index SCOPUS + h-index Web of Science in last 5 years) ÷ 2

 

Response: 0

 

3.4.10.1 Details of the publications of teachers and other academics of DDE year wise over the last five years.

 

Year 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15
Number 0 0 0 0 0

Response: Yes

3.5.2.1: Total amount generated from consultancy and corporate training year wise during the last five years (INR in lakhs)

Response: 162.64

Year 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15
INR in Lakhs 28.09 2.27 24.16 8.60 99.52

 

 

Response: 7

3.6.2.1: Total number of awards and recognition received for extension activities from Government / Government recognised bodies year wise during the last five years

Year 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15
Number 1 5 1 0 0

Response: 26

3.6.3.1: Number of extension and outreach programs conducted by the institution through NSS/NCC/Red cross/YRC etc. during the last five years (including Government initiated programs such as Swachh Bharat, Aids Awareness, Gender Issue, etc. and those organised in collaboration with industry, community and NGOs) year wise during the last five years

Year 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15
Number 12 4 7 3 0

Response: Need total no of students per year from Category II to calculate

3.6.4.1: Total number of students participating in extension activities listed at 3.6.3 above year wise during the last five years

Year 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15
Number 2028 127 612 214 0

 

Formula:

Percentage per year = (Number of students participating in such activities) ÷ (Number of students in the Department) × 100

Average Percentage = (∑ Percentage per year ÷ 5)

 

    • Same as criteria 3.6.3 for Required data as per template(xlsx) and for Supporting Documents

 

Response: 7

3.7.2.1: Number of functional MoUs with institutions/ industries in India and abroad for internship, on-the-job training, project work, student/faculty exchange and collaborative research during the last five years

Year 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15
Number 2 3 1 0 1

Library has regular subscription for the following:

  1. e – journals
  2. e-books
  3. e-ShodhSindhu
  4. Shodhganga
  5. Databases

Options:

    1. Any 4 or more of the above

 

The library has procured 74,500 number of books as on today, out of which 5347 books are reference and of general in nature and 5000 are gifted books. But in the year 2020-2021, the  library has procured 626 books of general nature and 2162 number of  text-books. Apart from the printed books, the University Library also procured 12700 number of e-books in total which are of perpetual access in nature.  In the year 2020-2021, 5166 e-books were procured by the library from different publishers.  462 Ph.D. theses have been uploaded under ETD Shodhganga Project till date. The University Library has subscribed to iThenticate (Turnitin) and URKUND plagiarism checker software. The library staff are putting hard efforts to upload the e-books in the repository. 7066 number of e-books have been already uploaded in the Institutional Repository.  Besides, the library has subscribed to IEEE CSDL for its users in the current academic session.

  1. Institution has subscription for e-Library resources
  2. Supporting Documents: Institution has subscription for e-Library resources

 

 

Rajiv Gandhi University has a transparent IT policy in place for every stakeholder to see and provide with their inputs. The budgetary provisions in place are audited and in consonance with Rajiv Gandhi University Act, 2007. The university keeps updating its Wi-Fi and IT enabled services for all the stakeholders from time to time. Latest incorporation of smart class rooms and studio are our highlights in this regard.

4.3.2 Supporting Docs

Total Number of students:2294

Total number of Computers: 674

Number of students : Number of Computers available to students for academic purposes = 1: 3.4

4.3.3 Supporting Docs

Available bandwidth of internet connection in the Institution   (Leased line)

Options:

A. ≥ 1 GBPS

4.3.4 Supporting Docs

Institution has the following Facilities for e-content development

  1. Media centre
  2. Audio visual centre
  3. Lecture Capturing System(LCS)
  4. Mixing equipments and software for editing

Options:

2. Any 3 of the above

 

4.3.5 Supporting Docs

Rajiv Gandhi University ensures regular maintenance and upkeep of all infrastructural facilities. A full time Care Taker supervises the maintenance work carried out by trained in-house experts. Maintenance is also outsourced to appropriate external agencies. Furniture and equipment are purchased on regular basis as per the requirements with Purchase Committee.

IT machines and software are continuously upgraded to ensure the market relevance of acquired skills.  RGU has a separate Teaching Block with ICT enabled, well-functioning and maintained classrooms and tutorial rooms. Floor in-charges on every floor of the Classroom Building help students with ICT related work and report to the full time Care Taker with respect to maintenance of the classrooms. Servicing of Class Projectors’ Lenses and Filters is done periodically. A team of efficient workers is responsible for keeping the university premises clean.

RGU has a Psychology Lab with Psychometric tools, maintained by a Lab Attendant. The precision of the Lab instruments is frequently checked internally with external help taken whenever required. All inventory kept in the Lab is maintained by a faculty member.

A Library Committee meets periodically  to discuss improvement/update of facilities provided by the library. Daily dusting of books is done and frequently vacuum cleaner is used. A team of Faculty members and the entire Library staff conduct stock verification involving counting of books and matching the numbers with official records every year.

All computers in the university have UPS facility with policy for upgrading the software and the system in a regular basis.

The Gymnasium and Open Gymnasium, both established in 2017 are cleaned regularly. The Gymnasium has a Fitness Trainer and a Gymnasium Attendant who ensure that the equipment is in perfect working condition. The Football Ground in RGU is maintained by a team of dedicated gardeners and a ground man.

The Canteen promotes consumption of steamed food over fried food and less usage of spices. It is properly cleaned every day with pest control done every three months. Adequate steps like substitution of plastic plates with stainless steel plates, selling items packed in non-plastic material, discouraging single-use plastic, etc. are being taken with the aim of making the Canteen plastic free. RGU has a power generator, serviced annually by Vidyut Engineers. To conserve water, rainwater harvesting system has been developed in the Campus.

Policy procedure for maintenance of campus facilities

Rajiv Gandhi University is committed to participatory management in which all stakeholders – students, employees, faculty members and administration – are involved. The students are active participants in various academic and administrative committees and activities. An active Student Union is in place, who contributes to various activities. These activities range from sports to personal. The student bodies enable students to discover their hidden abilities and aid in developing their personalities. The University Students' Union, comprised of students from all the departments, serves as a representative organization for the University's student community. The Students' Union actively plans, conducts, and supports numerous extra-curricular activities. The students elect the officials of the students' union - President, Vice-President, Secretary, Joint Secretary, and Treasurer - through a well-established electoral procedure. Students contribute significantly to the hostel review committee, anti-ragging cell, gender sensitization programmes, and disciplinary committees. The institution has a strong placement cell, which comprises representatives from each department. The University often hosts various annual events, such as Unifest, Youth Festival and Arunachal Panorama, in which the students have a significant role in organizing the events. The university hostels have Committees consisting of student members who are either elected or nominated by the resident students of the respective hostel. The Committee, in consultation with the warden, actively participates in the routine functioning/organization of all activities of the hostel.

The undergraduate and postgraduate examination ordinances of the university provide full autonomy to the academic department to conduct continuous internal evaluation (CIE). Each academic department prepares their evaluation plan, well in advanced and display it in the department notice board as well as in the website. The question paper for the internal examination is prepared in the prescribed pattern based on Knowledge level using revised Bloom’s taxonomy. Moderation of the question paper is carried out to ensure the quality of the Question paper. After completing the internal examination, the concerned faculty evaluates the answer scripts and the evaluated answer copies are shown to the students to ensure transparency in the evaluation process. The marks are displayed on the notice board. Result review meetings are conducted with result analysis and the remedial actions for further improvements are taken after discussion with faculty, HoD and Mentor of the concerned student. There is a well-established mechanism to address the grievance in the internal evaluation process. During each semester, continuous evaluation is conducted at three points of time, through three assessments of 20 marks each. Out of these three tests, two are written tests, whereas the third one is designed and conducted in the form of Quiz/Seminar/Assignment etc. The students are assessed on the basis of the best two internal assessments out of three.

 

With an increasing number of students, programmes, and new course structures like CBCS etc., IT automation is essential for handling new challenges in the examination system. The university examination system has integrated IT to enhance its efficiency. The process includes online examination form filling, fees deposition, generation of admit cards and signature sheets, result processing and declaration.

The Hon’ble Governor of the State is the Chief Rector of the University. The Vice Chancellor is Chief Administrative and Academic Officer of the University. The Registrar, Examination Controller and Finance Officer of the University assist the Vice Chancellor in administrative, examination and financial matters. The University functions as per Act, Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations. The University has duly constituted bodies - Executive Council, Academic Council, Boards of Studies, Finance and other committees for decisions on major academic, administrative and financial matters. The composition of these committees are as per Act, Statutes, UGC, AICTE and Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India etc. guidelines. Vice Chancellor is also the ex-officio Chairperson of Executive Council, Academic Council, Finance Committee and other pertinent bodies related to institutional functioning. Meetings of Academic Council, Executive Council, Finance and other committees are held regularly and minutes are available in public domain through university website for greater transparency and decentralized governance.

Heads of the Departments chair the Departmental Committee meetings and all major decisions are taken there. The Boards of Studies of the subjects chaired by Deans of respective faculties are responsible for the revision of the syllabi and course curricula. The departments enjoy academic autonomy to develop their own curriculum, teaching schedule and conduct examinations as per Rajiv Gandhi University Act 2006 and its revised ordinance(s) subsequently. All the expenditures incurred by the University are duly audited. IQAC is functioning in the University under the leadership of the Vice Chancellor as per UGC guidelines. There are departmental coordinators facilitating the process of decentralization for the same. The University has setup several Task Groups and numerous Cells on various aspects concerning all the stakeholders. The University has taken initiative in formulating various policies to guide development in specific areas. It has formulated Green University Policy and Green Calendar, Values and Professional Ethics Policy, Research Policy and IT policy. We are fully plastic free campus. Vision Document and Strategic Plan has also been developed and continuously evolved as per the dynamic needs of stakeholders concerned by the University.

 

 

File Description Documents
Link for additional information RGU Organizational Chart

RGU e-Governance Policy

Act and Ordinance of the University

 

Institution Implements e-governance in areas of operation

    1. Administration

 

    1. Finance and Accounts

 

    1. Student Admission and Support

 

    1. Examination

 

Options:

    1. All of the above

 

    1. 3 of the above

 

    1. 2 of the above

 

    1. 1 of the above

 

    1. None of the above

 

Response:     1: All of the above

 

File Description Documents
Link for additional information  

RGU Organizational Chart

RGU e-Governance Policy

Act and Ordinance of the University

 

6.3.2.1: Number of teachers provided with financial support to attend conferences / workshops and towards membership fee of professional bodies year wise during the last five years

Year 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Number 02 03 05 06 06
Total Number of faculties 133 155 165 170 169
Percentage per year 1.5% 1.93% 3.03% 3.5% 3.55%
Average Percentage 2.69%

 

File Description Link
RGU Policy statement on financial support to attend conferences / workshops and towards membership fee of professional bodies /Volumes/Studies/RGU SSR NAAC/NAAC SSR RGU_Criterion VI & Miscellaneous/NAAC SSR CRITERION VI_RRK/Criterion VI_Department wise submitted Data and Supporting Documents/Non Teaching Branches & Sections/Academic/6.3.2_1. Policy Statement_Financial Suport_Seminars & Professional Membership.pdf
Application form for financial support to attend conferences / workshops and towards membership fee https://old.rgu.ac.in/NewsInfo/LatestNewsDetails/1844

 

 

File Description Link
Data as per Template: 6.3.2 Average percentage of teachers provided with financial support to attend conferences/workshops and towards membership fee of professional bodies during the last five years
Supporting Docs: 6.3.2

Average number of professional development / administrative training Programmes organized by the institution for teaching and non-teaching staff during the last five years

 

6.3.3.1: Total number of professional development / administrative training Programmes organized by the Institution for teaching and non-teaching staff year wise during the last five years:

 

Year 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Number 02 04 04 05 04
Average Number 3.8

 

 

File Description Link
Annual Reports of RGU https://rgu.ac.in/annual-reports/
RGU AQAR https://rgu.ac.in/internal-quality-assurance-cell-iqac/

 

 

File Description Link
Data: 6.3.3 Average number of professional development/administrative training Programmes organized by the institution for teaching and non teaching staff during the last five years
Supporting Docs: 6.3.3 Supporting Docs:6.3.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.3.4.1: Total number of teachers undergoing online/ face-to-face Faculty Development Programmes (FDP) during the last five years

(Professional Development Programmes, Orientation / Induction Programmes, Refresher Course, Short Term Course) year wise during the last five years:

Year 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Number 18 31 25 53 48
Total Number of faculties 133 155 165 170 169
Percentage per year 13.53% 20 % 15.15% 31.17% 28.4%
Average Percentage 21.6%

 

File Description Link
Data as per template

 

Supporting Docs

Average percentage of teachers undergoing online/face-to-face FDP during the last five years

Supporting Docs: 6.3.4

 

6.4.2.1: Total Grants received from government bodies for development and maintenance of infrastructure (not covered under Criteria III and V) year wise during the last five years (INR in Lakhs)

Year 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
INR in Lakhs 964.66 3306 3611.98 2494.61 500

 

File Description Link
Annual Accounts Statement of RGU https://rgu.ac.in/annual-accounts/

 

File Description Link
Data as per template: 6.4.2

 

Supporting Docs: 6.4.2

Funds/Grants received from government bodies during the last five years for development and maintenance of infrastructure

Supporting Docs: 6.4.2

 

6.4.3.1: Total Grants received from non-government bodies, individuals, philanthropists for development and maintenance of infrastructure (not covered under Criteria III and V) year wise during the last five years (INR in  Lakhs)

Year 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
INR in Lakhs NA NA NA NA NA

 

File Description Link
Data as template: 6.4.3

Supporting Docs

6.4.3:Funds/Grants received from non-government bodies,individuals,philanthropists during the last five years for development and maintenance of infrastructure

Supporting Docs: 6.4.3

 

 

The financial affairs of the University is being audited by the Comptroller and Auditor Generals of India annually. The Balance Sheet, Income Expenditure Account and Receipts Payments Account of every year are audited by CAG under Sec 19(2) of the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (Duties, Powers and Conditions of Service) Act, 1971 and provisions of the Rajiv Gandhi University Act, 2006. The Internal Audit of the University is carried out by the Internal Audit Officer of the University. The Audit Statement as issued by CAG every year is placed before both houses of Parliament of India.

The Separate Audit Report contains, the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on the accounting treatment with regard to their classification, conformity with the best accounting practices, accounting standards and disclosure norms, etc. Audit observations on financial transactions with regard to compliance with the Law, Rules and Regulations (Propriety and Regularity)  and efficiency-cum-performance aspects, etc, if any, are reported through Inspection Reports/CAG's Audit Reports separately.

 

File Description Link
Annual Accounts Statement of RGU https://rgu.ac.in/annual-accounts/

 

Institution has adopted the following for Quality assurance

  1. Academic Administrative Audit (AAA) and follow up action taken
  2. Conferences, Seminars, Workshops on quality conducted
  3. Collaborative quality initiatives with other institution(s)
  4. Orientation programme on quality issues for teachers and students
  5. Participation in NIRF
  6. Any other quality audit recognized by state, national or international agencies (ISO Certification, NBA)

Options:

  1. Any 5 or more of the above
  2. Any 4 of the above
  3. Any 3 of the above
  4. Any 2 of the above
  5. Any 1 of the above

Data Requirement for last five years:(As per Data Template)

 

Any 5 or more of the above

 

Quality initiatives

  • AQARs prepared/ submitted
  • Conferences, Seminars, Workshops on quality conducted
  • Collaborative quality initiatives with other institution(s)
  • Orientation programme on quality issues for teachers and students
  • Participation in NIRF
File Description Link
Annual reports of University https://rgu.ac.in/annual-reports/

 

AQAR https://rgu.ac.in/internal-quality-assurance-cell-iqac/#1606829243436-541dc941-b320

 

NIRF https://old.rgu.ac.in/NIRF/NIRF/index

https://old.rgu.ac.in/uploads/CKImages/files/overall%20NIRF%20SUBMITTED%202019.pdf

Workshops and Capacity Building https://rgu.ac.in/workshops/

https://rgu.ac.in/internal-quality-assurance-cell-iqac/#1606829376461-d160c193-27ae

   
Certificates https://rgu.ac.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2014-15.pdf

 

 

 

Data as per template

Supporting Docs

6.5.2: Institution has adopted the following for Quality Assurance

Supporting Docs: 6.5.2

 

 

Rajiv Gandhi University has been regularly taking quality enhancement initiatives in the academic and administrative domains, a few of which include:

  1. Creating a Research Environment for better growth of the university. Seed money to young faculty members and financial support to all the regular faculty members for conferences, professional memberships and/or patents are among these initiatives.
  2. Vision and action plan of AAA (Administrative and Academic Audit) exercise which could realise during February 2020 has been a significant initiative to orient and prepare various departments and key stakeholders towards incremental improvements.
  3. Regular publication of Annual Quality Assurance Reports with an active participation of every stakeholder as well as thorough analysis and information with respective departments have been another institutionalised benchmark in this regard.
  4. Region specific initiatives viz. Centre for Biodiversity, Centre for Youth Development and Leadership Studies as well as due emphasis on Tribal Studies through Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies have been testimony of RGU’s dedication towards thinking globally and acting locally.
  5. Promotion and Institutionalization of Mentor-Mentee System in all the departments deserves special mention as well.
  6. Keeping in view the educational needs of the State, the University has consistently been opening new departments including the Departments of Social Work, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Music & Fine Arts and Department of Physical Education in 2015 and Psychology in 2017.
  7. It has initiated periodic revision of syllabus and tried to ensure greater flexibility and decentralization in curriculum design.
  8. The CBCS system was adopted in the PG programmes, with provision for open courses and value added courses in the four semesters with a mandatory provision of open electives during third semesters.
  9. Flagship schemes of the union viz. Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, Swachh Bharat Mission etc. together with traditional initiatives of bridging the gap between campus, community development viz. NSS, NCC have been effectively functional in the university.
  10. Regular updation of Syllabi of respective departments in sync with latest updates and requirements of learners through properly constituted and pro-active Board of Post Graduate/Under Graduate Studies.
  11. To encourage faculty members to increase research publications in order to attain greater visibility in the NIRF rankings, a number of meetings were organised by the IQAC.
  12. Keeping in mind the employability and varied needs of learners other than full time courses, Distance Education, and various diploma courses viz. those in Functional Hindi, Communicative English, Environmental Sanitation, Banking and Insurance etc. have been initiated across departments.
  13. Infrastructural development is another aspect to which the IQAC has been paying attention to. New constructions, repairing campus roads, face-lifting of buildings, better illumination in the campus with improved LED street lights, construction of gates on the eastern and western ends of the campus are some of the visible changes. In its endeavour to make the RGU campus more friendly for the specially-abled, access ramps have been constructed in select buildings.
  14. There have been initiatives for upgrading the campus security arrangement. CCTV has been installed in sensitive zones.
  15. Initiatives have been taken by the IQAC for introducing skill-based courses in colleges and the University for enhancing the employability of students. Towards this end, Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) have been signed with National Council of Rural Institutes, Hyderabad, Sulabh International, New Delhi and other significant stakeholders.
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