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					              DRAFT REPORT

                     ON

      INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

                     OF




           Dr. M.G.R. University
           Chennai, Tamil Nadu


   Visit dates: 23rd – 25th January, 2007.




National Assessment and Accreditation Council
                 Bangalore

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   Draft Report of the Peer Team on Institutional
                  Accreditation of
               Dr. M.G.R. University
                                            Chennai

                                     January 23-25, 2007


Section 1: Introduction
        Dr. M.G.R. Engineering College was founded by Tmt. Kannammal Educational trust in
1988 as a self-financing Engineering College affiliated to University of Madras and Thai
Moogambigai Dental College & Hospital founded in 1991 by the same trust. Later in January
2003, these two colleges together were conferred the Deemed to be University status by the
Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India. Vide the UGC
notification F6-1(II)/2006(CPP-1) dated 13.09.2006, all Deemed to be universities were
permitted to use the nomenclature “University”. Henceforth the institution is referred to as “Dr.
M. G. R. University”.
       The University has two campuses, one in Chennai and an Off-Campus Centre at Arni.
The University comprises of many institutions offering courses in Engineering, Dentistry,
Nursing, Physiotherapy and Medical Sciences but for the purposes of accreditation only the Dr.
M.G.R. Engineering College, Thai Moogambigai Dental College, and Off Campus Centre at
Arni were considered.
       At present this University offers altogether 63 programs, 20 Under Graduate (UG), 16
Post Graduate (PG), 09 M.S., 12 Ph.D., 03 Diploma and 03 Certificate in the five faculties,
Engineering & Technology, Architecture, Humanities and Sciences, Medical Science and Dental
Science; and it proposes to have a Faculty of Legal Studies.
        The University at present has 581 permanent teachers inclusive of 198 women. It has 178
administrative and 382 technical staff. The total student strength in the academic year 2005-06 is
2075 with 1096 students from the state of Tamilnadu, 975 from other states of the country, 02
NRI and 02 overseas students. The total student strength includes 1399 in PG, 3481 in UG, NIL
in M.S/M.Phil courses. There are 63 full time and 219 part-time Research Scholar and one Post
Doctoral Fellow. Presently none of them are availing any fellowship. The unit cost of education
is Rs.31, 803 including salary and Rs. 18,493 without it.
        In its effort to improve the quality and instill confidence in parents, students and other
stake holders of the institution, and to find the impact of its ventures, the University volunteered
to be assessed and accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and
submitted the Self Study Report (SSR) in April 2006. In view of the above the NAAC
constituted a Peer Team to visit the university and validate the SSR with Prof. B.M. Hegde,
Former Vice-Chancellor, Manipal University, as Chairperson of the Peer Team; Dr. Tapan
Kumar Saha, former Principal, Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and present Director cum Principal
of Gurunanak Institute of Dental Scinece and Research, Kolkata; Dr. A.K. Sinha, Retired
Professor, Delhi College of Engineering, and former Dean, Delhi University and Prof. Mamata


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Satapathy, Former Professor & Head, and UGC emeritus Fellow, Department of Physics, Utkal
University, Bhubaneswar as Members. Dr. Latha Pillai, Adviser NAAC coordinated the visit.
        The Peer Team visited the University (i.e. Engineering College, Dental Sciences and Off
Campus center) from 23-25 January 2007, carefully perused and analyzed the SSR submitted by
it. During the institutional visit, the peer team went through all the relevant documents and
papers, visited all the departments and the facilities of the university. The Peer Team also
interacted with the Vice Chancellor, Registrar, and Members of Board of Management, faculty
members, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the university. Based on the above
exercise, and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC for the process of Accreditation,
the Peer Team is pleased to give its objective assessment of the University in the following
paragraphs.



Section 2: Criterion-Wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
        During the last four years the University has diversified its academic activities in the five
Faculties namely Engineering & Technology, Architecture, Humanities and Science, Dental
Science and has also initiated steps to develop research capability. The University intends to
create centres of excellence for quality education and research in the above fields. Its objective is
to impart quality education of high standard and empower its students with technological skill,
competence, knowledge, awareness, human dignity and discipline. The University also lays
emphasis on academic integrity, morality and accountability. The stated objective of the
University is “our students are to be job creators and not job seekers”. For this it imparts
additional training to its students in Finance & Accountancy and Communicative skill,
Innovation, Creativity, which is very much essential to become good and successful
entrepreneurs.
        The University offers a wide range of UG, PG and Research programs in various
disciplines leading to B. Tech., B. Arch., and B.D.S., at the UG level and M. Tech., M.Sc.,
M.C.A. and M.B.A. degrees at the PG level and Ph.D. at the research level. Some of these
programs are offered on part-time basis also. For the courses in Dentistry the curricula prescribed
by DCI is followed. In Engineering programmes the curricula is updated every year in the light
of modern developments in the subjects. The critical comments by students and inputs from
alumni and industry are utilized to update the curriculum. The University has done well by
introducing the choice based credit system in all its degree and diploma programs. To ensure its
effective implementation periodic reviews may have to be undertaken.
        The University has a mechanism for framing the syllabus and curriculum through
subject-wise Board of Studies (BOS) in which 40% of members are outside experts drawn from
advanced institutions like IIT, Anna University, University of Madras, and also from Industry.
The BOS reviews and updates the syllabi every year.




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Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
         Admission to the UG and PG Courses is done on the basis of past academic record and
special entrance test conducted by the University. For the Engineering Courses 30% of the seats
are filled on basis of AIEEE and for Dental Sciences through an entrance test conducted by the
University.
        The students come from varied backgrounds with different academic levels. There are a
few overseas and NRI students and a large number of students from other states. The University
has a provision for remedial courses for academically weak students. The advanced learners are
encouraged to make seminar presentation, prepare technical reports on emerging areas and
participate in Inter Collegiate Symposia/Conferences.
       In the Engineering programmes the teaching-learning process is made effective through a
well-planned calendar of events at the beginning of the academic year and adherence to it. The
pedagogic process and academic calendar for the dental sciences is as per the DCI norms and
students are also encouraged to participate in seminars / conferences. The University has
functioned for 275 days out of which 180 days were devoted to teaching.
         In the Engineering Departments, apart from the classroom teaching, the laboratory work,
field studies, seminars, group discussions, etc., form a part of the teaching learning process. The
teaching learning process is augmented by the use of ICT and other Audio Visual Aids like
Computer, Internet, OHP, TV, VCR, Multimedia, etc. The students and teachers also use central
facilities like Central Library, Computer Centre, and Workshop, etc., for study and research. In
all the Engineering courses project work forms a part of the curricula and the college arranges
lectures by distinguished scholars of national and international repute. The Dental College
imparts BDS Degree only at the present moment. Though this college was started in the year
1991 it has not yet started Post Graduate Course.

       The Dental College is having total 154 Dental Chairs in various Dental Departments.
Oral pathology and Dental Anatomy Department have 33 microscopes of which one is
Trinacular one with CCTV attachment, which is very much helpful for teaching purposes. The
Oral Pathology Department requires its own equipped Histopathology section. Attention is
required for arrangement of ground section preparation. Museum of the department requires up-
gradation.

        Porsthodontic department has one ceramic furnace, one induction-casting machine, 40
micro motors of which 18 are lab one. The deparment performs 60 RPD, 15 FPD and 60 CDs
per month. This is reasonably good though much improvement is required for better functioning
of the department. They have 30 phantom head used for preparation of Fixed Partial Denture by
the students, which encourages better teaching facility at the Under Graduate level.

       Conservative Department has 30 micro motors, Air Rotor 30 and Apexo locator 5. The
department receives 250 – 300 patients per month of which they perform 30 Class II cases per
month, RCT 45 cases per month. Procurement of RVG is required which will certainly very
much useful for teaching and patient care service.

       In Paedodontia department there are average 5 – 10 filling per day as mentioned. It needs
more attention for toys, games, TV for better child friendly atmosphere.


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       The Periodontia department has 20 ultrasonic scalers, 2 micro motors, and 2 light cure
machines for the purpose of teaching and training and also for the patient care need. The
Students are using hand scaler normally, which needs regular sharpening, for this the department
may be looked in to. This Department caters 40 – 50 patients per day for the present moment.

       In department of Oral medicine, Radiology, etc, there are two Intra Oral X-ray unit and
one in OPG. The average new OPD cases are 70 approximately per day. The department
required to consider better radiation protection, satisfying BARC norm.

       The Oral Surgery department has one Minor OT in addition to Exodontia clinic. No
Major OT facility is present at this moment. Though qualified oral surgeons are there, they do
not get the opportunity to perform major oral surgeries, which is very much required for the
progress of the department. Even though department is having all sorts of instruments required
for major surgical procedures.

       Orthodontia department performs 30 fixed orthodontics and 150 removable orthodontics
per month. Biostar machine is there in the department in addition to routine instruments of
orthodontic clinics.

       Community Dentistry performs 2 dental camps per week having one van equipped with
Dental chair for the said purpose. This department has tie-up with two other hospital and
adopted 7 villages for community dental care service which is very much encouraging one.

        In the Library though there exists reasonable amount of books but international journals
number required to be augmented. The arrangement of books and journals needs detailed
attention. The recording system also requires drastic changes.

        Infection control system in this institution to be looked in to in-depth as it is essential for
any dental institution at the present scenario. If an infection control committee is formed to
supervise the matter it will be very much beneficial for the college and hospital. In this
connection worthy to mention that waste disposal system in this college are good, especially in
the oral surgery department.

       The Class Rooms require improvement to cope up with the present scenario. Programme
made by the authority for theory, clinics and practical needs to be evaluated to satisfy DCI
norms.

         The Basic Medical Sciences department is situated in the buildings of proposed Medical
College. It is very much beneficial for the Dental Students since they will get better facility as it
is in the Medical College.




        There are 581 permanent teachers of which 198 are women. About 20% of teaching
faculties are Ph.D. degree holders. The teachers are recruited as per University norms. During the
last two years the University has recruited 382 teachers from the State of Tamilnadu and 112
from other states.

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         To keep abreast of new developments in their respective areas of specializations, the
teachers are encouraged to participate in national / international conferences / seminars /
symposia, etc. A few of the Engineering Departments have organized national level
workshops/seminars. While Faculty from the Dental Sciences may be encouraged for greater
participation in national level seminars and conferences, the teaching learning facilities with in
the college also needs to be augmented. For example the Oral Surgery Department, which has
only one minor OT in addition to the exodontia clinic may be strengthened with a major OT
facility. This may encourage the well-qualified oral surgeons of the college to get an opportunity
to perform major oral surgeries, which is very much required for the progress of the department.
        The University has not yet adopted the self-appraisal method prescribed by UGC for
assessment and evaluation of the performance of teachers on teaching, research and other co-
curricular activities. However it has introduced the mechanism of student’s feedback on the
course contents, peer review of teachers’ work as also the regular assessment by superiors on a
regular basis, communication and lecture delivery of the teachers.
        In the Engineering Courses, the University has introduced Credit-based system for both
UG and PG courses and follows the semester pattern of examination. The examination pattern
followed in the dental sciences is annual examination with a component for internal assessment.
Care should however be taken to see that practicals and clinical work schedule is adhered to as
per DCI norms. The examinations are conducted in time, and results are published
approximately six weeks after the examination. The Grade Cards are made ready within two
months of semester examinations. While attempts are being made to computerize the
examination process the evaluation system may be reviewed from time to time. The University
may think of introduction of Question Bank System and supply of the photocopies of the end
semester answer scripts to the aggrieved candidates on demand. It may also conduct workshops
on comprehensive examination reforms in order to stream line the present system. The
dissertation reports at PG level need considerable improvements and may be attended to at the
earliest.
        The University has established national linkages for academic activities. Some of the
departments are having academic contact with industries, companies, other institutions etc. for
the students’ project work, field trips and practical training etc.


Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
        The University attributes equal importance to both teaching and research. Presently
around 25% of the teachers are actively involved in research work. The University needs to be
commended for appointing senior faculty from reputed institutes in most of the departments. It
is suggested that in order to develop a research culture and enhance the academic activities in the
university the role of the senior faculty could be used to mentor the newly inducted staff in
addition to routine teaching activities. At present 63 have registered for full-time and 219 as Part-
time research scholars. It may also be mentioned that most of the Ph.D. registrants are faculty of
the University. In order to enhance research activity and encourage teachers to apply for projects
from external agencies the University may strengthen the Research Committee. The total
number of research publications in peer reviewed journals during the last three years is 156 out
of which 30 in international and 126 in national journals, which is reasonably good for a young
university. However, the standard of conference papers needs improvement and participation
should be at the national level. The faculty has published 24 books and has applied for one
patent. The University is available for technical expertise in the field of Image Processing,
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Pattern recognition VLSI, Embedded systems, PLC, Neuro computing, etc. The off campus of
the university conducts M.Tech. courses in Computer Science, Applied Electronics and MCA
and MBA. Though the infrastructure in the laboratories is reasonably good, the faculty there
should be moulded and motivated in their academic pursuits through a formal system of a senior
faculty from the main campus being available for mentoring.
       The University has just started consultancy service and earned revenue of Rs.6 lakhs. It
may further scale up the consultancy service for earning more revenue.
         The University has taken some steps to promote extension activities. The broad areas of
activities are social work, environment awareness programs, medical and dental camps etc. The
departments of the University conduct regular seminars and workshops as a part of the extension
activities. Community Dentistry performs 2 dental camps per week using a van equipped with
fully furnished dental chair. The department has tie-up with two other hospitals. They have
adopted seven villages for community dental care service, which is very commendable.


Criterion IV: Infrastructure & Learning Resources
         The University has adequate physical facilities for its present academic programs,
administrative functions, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. It has two campuses with a
total 45 acres of land. The total built up area is 9, 86, 619 sq.ft. There are enough physical
facilities to accommodate various departments, laboratories, central library, computer centre,
sports grounds, canteen, workshop, multi-gym etc. The main campus houses the administrative
building, faculties of Engineering & Technology, Architecture, Humanities and Science. The
satellite campus, built over 30 acres of land, is within 5km distance from the main campus, and it
houses the faculty of Medical Science, Dental Science including Departments of Nursing and
Physiotherapy. The Institute is planning to have a general hospital with 350 beds which isd
almost ready for occupation. Besides these two campuses another 200 acres of land in a different
location is in possession of the Institute, which can be used for future growth and expansion.
University Sports facilities are located on this land.
       For the Dental Faculty some of the observations are as follows: Museum of the Oral
Pathology and Anatomy department requires up-gradation. The Conservative department could
procure an RVG to enhance the teacher’s efficiency and patient care. The Paedodontia
department, which does on an average 5-10 filling per day, may procure more toys, games, TV
for a better child friendly atmosphere. To strengthen the Periodontia department facilities for
sharpening the instruments facilities could be added.     The department of Oral Medicine
and Radiology should adhere to the BARC norms for radiation protection.
         The University’s Maintenance Department with an Estate Officer and a Chief Engineer
looks after the maintenance of buildings, roads, water supply, electricity installation and related
facilities.
        The University has both a Central Library and several departmental libraries. The Central
Library has 31, 500 books and it subscribes to 116 national and 84 international journals /
periodicals. It has a number of services like reprographic, computer, internet, audio video
cassettes, etc. It also provides facilities to access several journals through internet. During the
last two years the University has added 3100 text books, 359 reference books and
journals/periodicals at a total cost of Rs.7.14 lakhs. It has a library Advisory Committee for
looking after the functioning of the library. The computerization of the library has just started.
The library is kept open for 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
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        In the Library though there exists reasonable amount of books but international journals
number required to be augmented. The arrangement of books and journals needs detailed
attention. The recording system also requires drastic changes.
        Some of the departments have well maintained laboratories with sophisticated
equipments; however the University has to equip the laboratories of all the departments as per
the requirement of the syllabi.
        The Computer Centre of the University has 60 desktop computers having P4-Intel
configuration with internet and multimedia facilities. The centre works for 12 hours a day from
9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. The centre offers training programs for the teaching and non- teaching
staff. The centre has also developed computer aided learning packages and software for
administration. There is an in-house software development team working together with the
students to develop soft ware for Student Information System, Attendance Maintenance, Stock
Maintenance, Library Management System Examination Results etc. The university has both
internet and intranet facilities. In addition, computers have been installed in different
departments/centres and administrative units. The total number of computer terminals in the
university is 1518, which are maintained by a team of experienced engineers.
       The University has facilities for general medical check up and maintenance of health
records, health insurance for all the students, teachers and non-teaching staff.
         The University has a separate department for sports, which looks after its sports
activities. It has play grounds for cricket, hockey, football, volleyball gymnasium, indoor sports
and games. The students participate in all university tournaments of sports and games and also
participate in open invitation tournaments like Riviera, Jets etc. The students who excel in sports
are given incentives in the form of special scholarships and are offered special coaching. The
students are also given training in Yoga for all round development of their personality. It is good
to note that in the first semester, one has to pass a 03 credit course on Health Science introduced
with the objective of keeping the students healthy and fit. A Placement Cell exists in the
University to liaison between the departments and industry.
       The University has a workshop with standard machinery like lathe, welding machine,
grinding and cutting machine etc.


      The University has separate hostel facilities for boys and girls, which is fairly well
managed.
       The various welfare programs available in the university include loans, festival advance,
transport facility, education loan for the children of the university employee etc.
         The University also has a grievance redressal mechanism. University also has several
welfare facilities like central stores for purchase of day to day requirement, STD, PCO and ISD
facilities, reprographics facilities, etc.


Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
       The Dr. M.G.R. University is aiming at providing a conducive environment for the
students.



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       In the academic year 2005-06, the university has admitted 2075 students 1485 in UG 590
in PG, NIL in M.Phil/M.S., 63 fulltime and 219 part-time Ph.D students. Out of them 975 are
from other states, 02 NRI, 02 overseas students and the rest are from Tamilnadu. For the
Overseas students, admission policy approved by the Central Government is adopted. The
University helps such students to get financial assistance in the form of loans from banks.
       The success rate of the UG students is yet to be determined since the first batch is yet to
appear in the final examination. However for the PG, the success rates of two batches of students
are 100%, and 100% respectively. The drop out rate of UG is 3.7 % and for PG is 0%. . Some
students who have passed PG examination have gone for higher studies and research in the
country and abroad and some have taken employment. During the last five years 10 students
have qualified in GATE, 30 in GRE, 45 in TOEFL and 02 in GMAT.
        The University collects feedback on teaching and campus environment from students
through the class committees of different disciplines. This mechanism needs to be strengthened
so that the inputs may be effectively utilized.
          The University publishes the prospectus annually containing all relevant information
regarding the rules and regulations, criteria of admission, academic programs, infrastructural
facilities, and fee structure etc. The full prospectus along with the application form is also
available in its website.
       Financial aid is available to the students in the form of Central and State Government’s
SC/ST/BC/MBC scholarships. In addition, the Management also provides financial assistances to
few deserving meritorious students. During last three years 140 students have received
scholarships amounting Rs.1.25 crores.
       The academic and personal counseling is available to the students in a limited way. A
group of students are assigned to a teacher, who continuously monitors the progress and
performance of the students in academics and other activities. The Placement Cell of the
University with a fulltime Dean in charge provides career counseling to third and fourth year B.
Tech. students by inviting career guidance professionals from other institutions. Last year 380
students out of 690 students got placement in various firms. In addition, the employment cell and
individual departments encourage the students for self-employment. So far 08 students are self-
employed.


       An Alumni Association is functioning in the University. A database is being created. The
alumni may be encouraged to take active interest in the activities of the Institute. The University
can constitute a committee to keep liaison with the alumni members and have regular discussion
about the development of the institution. It is suggested to open a website for better interaction
among the alumni.
       Recreational/cultural and sports facilities are to be augmented. The students participate in
university tournaments and open invitation tournaments conducted by other institutions. The
University may encourage students to organize few cultural meets / sports events in the campus.
The University publishes a magazine through which the students explore their talent in writing.
Some of the departments also publish news bulletins, magazines etc.




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Criterion VI: Organization & Management
        The organization and management of the University are conducted in accordance with the
Act & Statute, Rules and Byelaws of the University. The Act has laid down the organizational
structure, which consists of statutory Bodies like Management Board, Academic Council,
Planning and Monitoring Body, Advisory Committee, Finance Committee, Selection Committee
and Board of Studies. The highest Executive Body is the Board of Management with Chancellor
as Chairman and Vice-Chancellor, three Dean of Faculties nominated by rotation, three
nominees of the Chancellor and one nominee each of UGC Chairman, Government of India,
sponsoring Society/Trust, three Teachers by rotation as Members and Registrar as the Non-
Member Secretary. In addition there are other non-statutory committees like Library Committee,
Purchase Committee, Building Committee, Research Committee, Grievance Redressal
Committee etc., which help the University in the smooth running and effective implementation
of its policies. This creates a climate of participatory democracy in the Institute. The Vice-
Chancellor is the chief executive officer of the University and ensures proper administration in
accordance with the Statute, Rules, Regulation and Bye laws. He, with the help of Deans,
Registrar, and Head of the Departments regularly monitors the academic, administrative and
developmental activities of the University. In order to improve the functioning of the University
eminent academicians, reputed industrialists are associated with it. The industry and university
interaction has been developed by signing more than 20 MOUs with the industries in and around
Chennai.
         The University prepares the Academic Calendar and ensures its implementation. It
strictly adheres to the reservation policy of the State Government for different categories of
posts.
        The two methods of appraisal of the work efficiency of the administrative staff have been
introduced, viz:; self appraisal and management appraisal. The data so collected are analyzed and
taken into consideration for their promotion to next higher grade.
        The University arranges training programs with the help of MHRD experts to improve
the efficiency of the administrative staff. They are also deputed to management schools for this
purpose.
        During last year, the institution generated a sum of Rs.15.98 crores as tuition and other
fees from the self-financing courses, Rs.14 lakhs from AICTE funded projects and Rs.6 lakhs
from consultancy services. The fee structure is fixed by the Board of Management on the basis of
the total expenses incurred on the salaries of teaching & non teaching staff, purchase of
laboratory equipments, software, computers and maintenance, cost of developing infrastructure
etc. There has been no violation of code and conduct of the teaching and non-teaching staff. No
court cases except one by the University against the AICTE have been registered. The University
account is audited by a team of three auditors annually before the final audit by AG. . So far
there are no audit objections. For the departmental purchases a Purchase Committee consisting of
the Dean and the concerned HOD is formed which recommends the suppliers, and the fund is
allotted for the purpose by the Finance Committee. The purchase is carried out only after the
approval is obtained from the Board of Management.
       A study was conducted by a panel of experts from University and outside on the
functioning of the university, which gave a number of suggestions.
       The financial management of the University is on a sound footing.


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       The university thus has an effective organizational structure suitable for the academic and
administrative planning and control. It has a number of welfare programs for students and staff,
which include several scholarships, group Insurance, various loans and advances, medical
reimbursement, housing etc.
       The University may think of preparing a vision document with long term perspective
spanning up to the year 2025.


Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
       The Peer Team notes that during the short span of three years of its existence the
University has adopted a number of healthy practices in keeping the academic interest in view.
              The University has tried to promote general / transferable skills among students
               such capacity to learn, communication skills, and use of information technology.
              The students have been encouraged to take part in NSS and camps are regularly
               conducted.
              Retired faculties of eminence are associated with the planning and development
               of the University.
              Introduction of compulsory course on Health Science with 03 credits.
              Sensitized to managerial concepts, strategic planning, teamwork, decision making
               and computerization.
              Associating the academicians and industry personnel with the university activities
              Special Management programs like, Mock interviews, aptitude                    tests,
               psychological quizzes and program on communication skill are arranged
              Created awareness among the youth about the importance of Technical Education
               in life.



Section III: Overall Analysis
    The Peer Team, after careful consideration of the SSR and after its three days visit to the
various departments and physical facilities, and interactions with the University community is
convinced that the University has made satisfactory progress in translating its goals and
objectives into practice. The Team would like to appreciate it for some of its approach for
quality assurance and standard.
   The University is imparting quality education in Engineering &technology. Architecture,
    Some branch of Medical Science, Dental Science, etc and also in newly emerging areas like
    Bio-Technology, Micro-Biology, Computer & Information Science, Hotel Management in
    Catering Technology, thus providing wide ranging academic options.
   Appointed a good number of permanent teachers.
   Significant number of students from other states make the institution a truly national one.
   Introduction of choice based credit system.

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   Efficient governance
   Overall ambience of the campus conducive for creation of knowledge.
   Feedback of the students about the teacher’s performance, campus environment, and course
    contents etc.
   The internal continuous assessment through project work, dissertation, seminars and field
    trips etc.
   The conduct of examinations and the declaration of results are as per the Academic Calendar.
   Efforts is being made to strengthen the personality development, entrepreneurship abilities,
    performance in interviews, spoken and communication skills of English etc. which will
    prepare the students and scholars to face a competitive global environment and emerging
    challenges.
   Industrial training, field trips and project work are part of the curricula in most of the courses.
   About 40% of the members are outside experts drawn from renowned institutions and
    universities and industries of the state.
    As the University continues to work for assuring the quality of its academic programs, the
University may consider the following for further enhancement of quality and development of
the institution.
       Mechanism for obtaining feed back from Parents, Employers, Peers and other Stake
        holders of the university may be introduced formally and regular interactions may be held
        with them.
       Effort be made to complete the automation of all library services on priority basis.
        The activities of Career Guidance, Placement Cell and Grievance Redressal Cell may be
        strengthened.
       The Health Centre may be further strengthened by extending building area with beds and
        emergency kits and procuring modern equipments.
       Students’ Progression may be monitored and full record of the same be maintained by the
        departments.
       Sports and Games activities may be strengthened.
       Regular hostels in campus both for boys and girls may be built with library computer and
        internet facilities
       Some of the Engineering and Science laboratories may be upgraded with modern
        equipments.
       Teachers may be encouraged to pursue research, increase research publications in their
        respective fields and apply for projects from outside agencies.
       Alumni Association may be strengthened and they may be encouraged to be involved in
        University activities and developments.
        Teaching and Research collaboration with national and international centres of
        excellence may be made.


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      Twinning programs with other universities and institutions in the country and abroad may
       be enhanced.
      The university may prepare a Vision Document for 2025.
      May organize national and international seminars, conferences etc.
      Financial assistance may be provided for full time research scholars.
      Consultancy services may be improved
   The Peer Team wishes to record its appreciation for the goodwill and cooperation extended
by the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Board of Management, all Members of the
Teaching and Non-teaching staff, Students, Parents and Alumni for their interaction with them
and free and frank discussions. The Team wishes the institution all success in its future
endeavors.

Names and Signatures of Members of the Peer Team



Prof. B. M. Hegde                                     Dr. Tapan Kumar Saha
 (Chairperson)                                              (Member)



Dr. A.K. Sinha                                        Prof (Mrs.) Mamata Satapathy
    (Member)                                                 (Member)


I have read the above report and I agree to the contents of the report


                                                    Prof. K. Jeyachandran
                                                       Vice-Chancellor
Date: 25 January 2007                               Dr. M.G.R. University
Chennai


                                             (Signature & Seal of the Vice Chancellor)




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