NATIONAL WORKSHOPS AND CONSULTATIONS

 
 


Number of Workshops and Consultations - 11
Number of Organizations - 845
Number of Participants - 1,447

1999

First South Indian Conference of Community College on 8th & 9th of January 1999
Participants of First South Indian conferences of Community College on
8th & 9th of January 1999


1. First South Indian Conference of Community Colleges, Chennai, 8th and 9th of January 1999. 169 Participants from 69 Organisations.

2000

National workshop on Community College as an alternative and innovative system of Education in India, on 18th & 19th February 2000


2. National Workshop on Community College System as an Alternative System of Education in Collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), New Delhi at Chennai on 18th and 19th February 2000. “Community College as the capacity and competence building system”. 152 Participants from 81 Organisations.

2001

 

3. National Consultation on Community College System in India with Lokabodhan Kendra, New Delhi in Collaboration with Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), New Delhi, 27th to 29th of March 2001. 100 Participants from 46 Organisations

2005

Fourth National consultation of Community colleges in India, Chennai on 11th & 12th of March 2005
Participants for the Fourth National consultation of Community colleges in India, Chennai on 11th & 12th of
March 2005

4. Fourth National Consultation of Community Colleges in India held at Asha Nivas, Chennai on the 11th and 12th of March 2005. 152 Participants from 98 Existing and Upcoming Community Colleges in India.

2006

Fifth National Consultation on the Indian Community College system and its future Chennai, on 30th & 31st of August 2006
Participants for the Fifth National Consultation on the Indian Community College system and its future Chennai,
on 30th & 31st of August 2006

5. Fifth National Consultation – “Indian Community Colleges System (ICCS) and Its Future” held at M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai on 29th & 30th of August 2006. 192 Participants from 113 Community Colleges

2007

Meeting of National Committee on Community Colleges in India, Chennai, 29th of March 2007
Participants for the Meeting of National Committee on Community Colleges in India, Chennai, 29th of March 2007

6. Meeting on National Committee on Community Colleges, held at Asha Nivas, Chennai. 29th of March, 2007. 125 Participants from 91 Community Colleges.

2008

7. National Seminar on the Relevance of Community Colleges in the Kerala Scenario”, held at Archbishop Powathil Assumption Community College, Changanacherry, Kerala. 1st of November, 2008. 80 Participants from 34 Organisations.

8. National Workshop on the Institutionalization of the Community College System in India, Collaboration with IGNOU and TNOU, Organised by ICRDCE, on 22nd and 23rd of June 2009. 182 Participants from 149 Orgnisations.

9. 40th ISTD National Convention – Quantum Leap of Building World Class Skills Though Training and Development, Organised by Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD), Bangalore. On 12th of February 2010. 97 Participants from 69 Organisations.

10. Director of ICRDCE, presented a paper on ”Indian Community College Model and its Inspiration from USA” NHRD – IACC Skills Summit-American Experience- Indian initiatives on 4th of February 2011 at Bangalore  

11. NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON QUALITY MANAGEMENT OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES

National Workshop

The Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) in collaboration with ICRDCE, Chennai has organized two days National Workshop on Quality Management of Community Colleges on the 26th & 27th of January 2011 at Chennai. The workshop examined the various aspects of Quality Management of Community Colleges

•  Academic
•  Administration
•  Financial
•  Moving towards Higher Education
•  Impact on the community
•  Vertical Mobility and
•  Job Placement

The Proceedings

There were 166 delegates from 124 Community Colleges throughout the country. 32 members of the teaching staff and administration of TNOU also participated in the workshop and evolved collectively the Quality Parameters for Community Colleges in India.

The participants took the following definition of Total Quality Management and applied it to the functioning of the community colleges: “A planned proactive process approach to facilitate change by aligning people with processes and technology to achieve an organization's vision and performance objectives”.

The Honourable Vice-Chancellor of TNOU Dr. Kalyani Anbuselvan inaugurated and guided the proceedings. The resource persons of the workshop were the following; Rev. Dr. Casmir Raj, S.J., Former Director of XLRI and LIBA, Prof. Albert Selvanayagam, Bangalore, Mr. Anto Vincent, Former Vice-President of FORD (HR).

Mr. Anant Kumar Singh, IAS , Joint Secretary, Minister of Human Resource Development (MHRD) interacted with the participants to ascertain their expectations in the ministry in order to workout the National Framework for the Community Colleges.

Dr. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, Hindustan University released the second work-skills book “Child is the Future” A Textbook on Early Childhood Care & Education. The first copy was received by the Honourable Vice-Chancellor of TNOU

Dr. Xavier Alphonse, S.J., Director, ICRDCE, Member, UGC is the convener of the National Workshop.

TOTAL QUALITY PARAMETERS COLLECTIVELY EVOLVED DURING THE WORKSHOP

•  Mission and vision
•  Learner centered Quality education
•  Flexible curriculum
•  Cost effective
•  Feed back and evaluation
•  Imparting life skills (including critical thinking & Problem Solving)and core competencies
•  Relevant courses – periodic change
•  Teacher – student Relationship
•  Job Placement and Higher Education
•  Documentation - Success stories
•  Proper planning, budgeting, financing Accounting & Auditing
•  Industrial – Institution tie up

12. Resource Person, International Conference on Community Colleges paper presented on "Community Colleges in India" organised by Ministry of HRD, New Delhi - 6th & 7th February, 2013

International Conference on
Community Colleges

organized by Ministry of HRD, New Delhi
6th & 7th Feb, 2013

13. National Seminar on "Skill Development Employability and Academic Proficiency" organized by the Indo American Chamber of Commerce is association with USIEF, US Consulate General, Kolkata(FCS) and the Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan - 6th March, 2013

14. The National Conference of Community Colleges was held at Keezhputhupattu, near Pondicherry organized by ICRDCE in collaboration with Swami Vivekananda Rural Community College (SVRCC), on 9th to 11th of September 2013 in which 158 participants from 104 Community Colleges from 14 states of India took part. They deliberated on the various aspects of the working model Community College promoted by ICRDCE, Chennai. This model has been in existence for the last 16 years. They reflected together through the best practices to fine-tune, the various aspects and consolidated and strengthened the working model. The National Conference of Community Colleges opened new avenues and finetuning the various aspects of the System. A core Committee under the leadership of ICRDCE has been formed to work out the modalities of cooperation, collaboration and funding opportunities with NSDC.

15. National Workshop on Community Colleges-Desired Model for India: "National Workshop on Community Colleges -Desired Model for India" Organised by Tezpur Central University, Assam on 17th & 18th April 2015, Dr. Xavier Alphonse, S.J., ICRDCE, Chennai was the chief Resource person in which 47 participants from different parts of India participated.

 

 
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