INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL
For the IQAC of HR College of Commerce and Economics, continuous improvement in quality processes has always been one of its key agenda and efforts are directed to collaboration, innovations and best practices that are socially inclusive. The broad theme of IQAC this year included continuous mentoring and collaboration to ensure excellence in overall performance. With the aim of improving the academic and administrative performance of the institution, the following mentoring sessions were organised by the IQAC for the academic year 2020-2021:
- The IQAC team invited Dr. Shehernaz Nalwalla, former Vice Principal Wilson College and coordinator for IQAC, to conduct a session on the theme of 'Preparation for NAAC.' The lecture cum interactive session took place virtually on August 13, 2020. She gave her views and suggestions on what can help an institution grow and maintain stability, which included among other things various audits, certificate courses, mentoring, feedback etc.
- The IQAC hosted a one-day webinar on November 27, 2020, which was jointly organized by RUSA, Maharashtra and HSNC University on Institutional Quality Management (NAAC Preparation Strategy). The experts selected by RUSA gave their views and suggestions on the processes involved for the initiation and promotion of a culture of quality enhancement. This programme witnessed participation of more than 400 delegates from various colleges in India and abroad.
- The IQAC invited Dr. Kurup, Retired Principal of V.G Vaze College, Mumbai on 16th September, 2020 for a virtual meet to guide the IQAC team on the topic “Documentation Procedures for NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council).” Dr. Kurup emphasised on the importance of a full proof preparation to be done by the IQAC team as well as the entire staff for a good NAAC score.
- The IQAC successfully monitored a virtual webinar on March 13, 2021 for faculty and non-teaching staff on “Financial Freedom - An Investor Awareness Program” by Priyanka Acharya. This webinar was conducted with the objective to create awareness & educate the students on the basics of investment, difference between savings & investment, myths and realities of the securities markets, power of compounding, inflation, and benefit of starting early, types of investments among others.
1. One Day National WebinarEN ROUTE FROM TRANSITION TO TRANSACTION ANALYSIS - bridging gap between us & them
July 29, 2020
The National Webinar was organised jointly by the Department of Commerce & Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Lala Lajpatrai College of Commerce & Economics and Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of H.R. College of Commerce & Economics On "En Route from Transition to Transaction Analysis - bridging gap between us & them". The speaker for the session was Dr. Meghna Basu Thakur, Academician & Head - Dept of Psychology - R.D. National College. The session had 352 participants from all over the country and highlighted the importance of transactional analysis in everyday life .
2. One Day WebinarJointly organised by RUSA, Maharashtra & HSNC University;
INSTITUTIONAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT (NAAC Preparation Strategy)
November 27, 2020
This one-day webinar, the first major programme organized by the HSNC University, after its inception, witnessed participation of more than 400 delegates from various colleges in India and abroad. Hosted by the Internal Quality Assurance Cells (IQAC) of HR College of Commerce & Economics and Smt. MMK College of Commerce and Economics, the session was held under the guidance of Dr. Vijay Joshi, Chief consultant at RUSA and Dr. Pramod N. Pabrekar, Senior consultant at RUSA.
Mr. Vijay Joshi, the Chief consultant at RUSA, emphasized the responsibility that came with the status of being the first Cluster University in the country and the significance of being a trendsetter in the field of education. He also spoke about the need for establishing certain checks and balances for ensuring quality in education, for rewarding excellence and for imbibing quality culture in education.
The first technical session, piloted by Dr. Vani Laturkar, Senior Professor and Head-Management, School of Commerce and Management Sciences, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded; focussed on the new NAAC parameters and the methods of inculcating quality systems in institutions. Dr. Laturkar explained the vision for the NAAC process in terms of quality enhancement, self-evaluation, sustenance, initiation and promotion of a culture of quality enhancement.
The second technical session conducted by Dr. Bhole, retired Associate Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Abasaheb Garware College, Pune, centred on the role of IQAC in the assessment and accreditation process. He also pointed out the need for identifying key performance indicators in the process of setting benchmarks. Decisions as to what to benchmark, who to benchmark, data collection and analysis, gap analysis and gap filling were also identified as essential responsibilities of IQAC.
Prof. C.N. Rawal, Principal Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce, conducted the third and the last technical session, on Documentation for NAAC. His talk, centered on documentation. He explained in detail the mode of document submission, data exposition as well as data creation, and the documents that would need to be uploaded criteria-wise.
The webinar concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by Dr. CA. Kishore S. Peshori, I/C Principal, Smt. MMK College of Commerce and Economics.
3. UGC HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE - University of MumbaiCOVID 19 & CHANGING BUSINESS DYNAMICS
February 3 to 16, 2021
Refresher Course in Commerce and Management on the theme “COVID-19 and changing business dynamics was organized by UGC HRDC, University of Mumbai, under the aegis of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shikhsha Abhiyan (RUSA), coordinated by H.R. College of Commerce and Economics.
Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani, Hon’ble Provost at HSNC University, Mumbai and a leading entrepreneur, delivered the inaugural address at the Refresher Course and industrialist who has changed the skyline of Mumbai his address set the tone for the refresher course.
This Refresher Course on COVID-19 and changing business dynamics gave perspective of various industries to the participants through distinguished resource persons who brought insights right from real estate to retail, from education to government and from small & medium enterprise to fortune 500 listed companies. We were privileged to have speakers from IIM Ahmedabad, and other well-known B-Schools, Former Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes and corporate leaders from corporate houses like Ultra tech Cements, CRIF High Mark, Ernst & Young, State Bank of India, Edelweiss Financial Services, India First Life Insurance Company, Airport Authority of India, JP Morgan Chase and Co., and Jain Farm Fresh Foods Ltd.
The objective of the Refresher course on “COVID -19 and Changing Business Dynamics” was
1) To orient the participants on the impact of COVID-19 and changing business dynamics.
2) To provide hands-on experience of select industry through virtual industry visit
3) To encourage teacher participants to adapt technology and engage with students, teachers, and society at large.
4) To enable teacher participants to keep abreast with recent developments in the field of their knowledge.
4. One Day National WebinarVirtual- Investor Awareness Program
March 13, 2021
The Students Council and Cultural Committee of Lala Lajpatrai College and HR College of Commerce & Economics under the aegis of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) organized a Webinar for Faculty and Non-Teaching Staff on Financial Freedom - An Investor Awareness Program. The objective was to create awareness & educate the students on the basics of investment, difference between savings & investment, myths and realities of the securities markets, power of compounding, inflation, benefit of starting early, types of investments to name a few.
Ms. Priyanka Acharya, a double postgraduate from Mumbai with corporate experience of over 7 years, conducted the programme. She is the Proprietor of Priy-Anka Consulting Co. She has conducted over 500 workshops in the last 4 years, mentored 10000+ participants, published & presented 17 management research papers and is consulting startups, students and executives across 10 cities. Ms. Acharya oriented the participants on the concept of Ponzi schemes and why such schemes, which in spite of tempting returns, should be avoided. Session ended with a Q and A where all queries were answered satisfactorily.