AMDISA’s Quality Assurance Conference

Theme: "The Journey of Quality Assurance to Accreditation - Experiences and Future Prospects"

On 3rd March, 2017 at Bengaluru, India

L-R: Dr. Ashok Joshi, Prof. Lakshman R Watawala, Mr. Rajesh Sahay, Prof. Y K Bhushan, Dr. Abhishek Nirjar

AMDISA’s Annual Quality Assurance Conference was hosted by IFIM Business School, Bengaluru, an AMDISA Institutional Member, on 3rd March, 2017. The conference attracted a large number of participants from member institutions across the SAARC countries. The theme of the conference was “The Journey of Quality Assurance to Accreditation – Experiences and Future Prospects”.The Chief Guest of the conference was Mr. Rajesh Sahay, Global Head of Human Resources at Wipro Customer Care.

The core of discussions evolved to re-engineer academic institutions to contribute for the wellbeing of society and development of the nation. While there is no unanimity on the notion of excellence in higher education, it has become abundantly clear that only those institutions which can adapt to change and focus steadfastly on quality assurance will be able to survive.

Delegates at the Conference

The conference had 4 sessions:
Session – 1 : “Building Institutionality” chaired by Dr. A. H. Kalro, Chairman – SAQS Committee
Session – 2 : “Teaching Learning & Student Development: Innovation and Experimentation” chaired by Prof. Y. K. Bhushan, Chairman – SAQS Council
Session – 3 : “Imbibing a Research Culture” chaired by Dr. M. Rammohan Rao, Chairman – SAQS Accreditation Awarding Committee and
Session – 4 : “Corporate and International Linkages: Achievements and Challenges” chaired by Dr. S. Padam, Member – SAQS Committee.

The conference ended with the summing up of the day’s events and discussions by Dr. S. Padam and vote of thanks by Dr. Abhishek Nirjar, Director, IFIM Business School, Bengaluru.


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