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Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology & Research (VFSTR) (Deemed to be University) is known for quality-consciousness through its student-centric activities for transforming them into globally accepted, socially conscious, emotionally balanced and psychologically strong professionals. VFSTR sustains a culture that supports excellence in teaching-learning, outcome-based education, and provides an environment that serves the needs of students, faculty and staff.

National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accredited VFSTR and awarded "A" grade on 16 November 2015 in the first cycle of its assessment for a period of five years till 15 November 2020.

The institution is heading towards the second cycle of accreditation in the year 2020.


Sl.No Metric No. Ql / Qn Description

1

1.1.1

Ql

Curricula developed and implemented  have relevance to the local, national, regional and global developmental needs which  is reflected in Programme outcomes (POs), Programme Specific Outcomes(PSOs) and Course Outcomes(COs) of the Programmes offered by the University

2

1.1.2

Qn

Percentage of Programmes where syllabus revision was carried out during the last five years

3

1.1.3

Qn

Average percentage of courses having focus on employability/ entrepreneurship/ skill development offered by the University

4

1.2.1

Qn

Percentage of new courses introduced of the total number of courses across all programs offered during the last five years

5

1.2.2

Qn

Percentage of Programmes in which Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)/elective course system has been implemented  (Data for the latest completed academic year)

6

1.3.1

Ql

Institution integrates crosscutting issues relevant to Professional Ethics ,Gender, Human Values ,Environment and Sustainability into the Curriculum

7

1.3.2

Qn

Number of value-added courses for imparting transferable and life skills offered during last five years

8

1.3.3

Qn

Average Percentage of students enrolled in the courses under 1.3.2 above

9

1.3.4

Qn

Percentage  of students undertaking  field projects / research projects / internships  (Data for the latest completed  academic year)

10

1.4.1

Qn

Structured feedback for design and review of syllabus – semester wise / year wise is received from
   1) Students,        2) Teachers,       3) Employers,        4) Alumni
Options:
A. All 4 of  the above
B. Any 3 of the  above
C. Any 2 of the above                              Opt one
D. Any 1 of the above
E. None of the above

11

1.4.2

Qn

Feedback processes of the institution may be classified as follows:
A.  Feedback collected, analysed and action taken and feedback available on website
B. Feedback collected, analysed and action has been taken
C. Feedback collected and analysed
D. Feedback collected
E. Feedback not collected


Sl.No Metric No Metric Details

1

1.1

Number of Programmes offered year wise for last five years

2

1.2

Number of departments offering academic programmes

3

2.1

Number of students year wise during the last five years

4

2.2

Number of outgoing / final year students year wise during the last five years

5

2.3

Number  of  students  appeared  in  the  University  examination  year  wise  during  the  last  five years

6

2.4

Number of revaluation applications year wise during the last 5 years

7

3.1

Number of courses in all Programmes year wise during the last five years

8

3.2

Number of full time teachers year wise during last five years

9

3.3

Number of sanctioned posts year wise during the last five years

10

4.1

Number of eligible applications received for admissions to all the Programmes year wise during the last five years

11

4.2

Number of seats earmarked for reserved category as per GOI/State Govt rule year wise during the last five years

12

4.3

Total number of classrooms and seminar halls

13

4.4

Total number of computers in the campus for academic purpose

14

4.5

Total Expenditure excluding salary year wise during the last five years (INR in Lakhs)


Sl.No Metric No. Ql / Qn Description

1

2.1.1

Qn

Demand Ratio (Average of last five years)

2

2.1.2

Qn

Average percentage of seats filled against reserved categories (SC, ST, OBC, Divyangjan, etc.) as per applicable reservation policy during the last five years (Excluding Supernumerary Seats)

3

2.2.1

Ql

The institution assesses the learning levels of the students and  organises special Programmes for advanced learners and slow learners.

4

2.2.2

Qn

Student - Full time teacher ratio (Data for the latest completed academic year)

5

2.3.1

Ql

Student centric methods, such as experiential learning, participative learning and problem solving methodologies are used for enhancing learning experiences

6

2.3.2

Ql

Teachers use ICT enabled tools including online resources for effective teaching and learning processes  (Write description in maximum of 500 words)

7

2.3.3

Qn

Ratio of students to  mentor  for academic and other related issues   (Data for the latest completed academic  year data)

8

2.4.1

Qn

Average percentage of full time teachers against sanctioned posts during the last five years

9

2.4.2

Qn

Average percentage of full time teachers with Ph.D./D.M/M.Ch./D.N.B Superspeciality/D.Sc./D’Lit. during the last five years

10

2.4.3

Qn

Average teaching experience of full time teachers in the same institution (Data for the latest completed academic year in number of years)

11

2.4.4

Qn

Average percentage of full time teachers who received awards, recognition, fellowships at State, National, International level from Government/Govt. recognised bodies during the last five years

12

2.5.1

Qn

Average number of days from the date of last semester-end/ year- end examination till the declaration of  results during the last  five years

13

2.5.2

Qn

Average percentage of student complaints/grievances about evaluation against total number appeared in the examinations during the last five years

14

2.5.3

Ql

IT integration and reforms in the examination procedures and processes (continuous internal assessment and end-semester assessment) have brought in considerable improvement in examination management system of the institution (Write description in maximum of 500 words)

15

2.5.4

Qn

Status of automation of Examination division along with approved Examination Manual
A. 100% automation of entire division & implementation of Examination Management System (EMS)
B. Only student registration, Hall ticket issue & Result Processing
C. Only student registration and result processing
D. Only result processing
E. Only manual methodology

16

2.6.1

Ql

The institution has stated learning outcomes  (generic and programme specific)/graduate attributes which are integrated into the assessment process and widely publicized through the website and other documents

17

2.6.2

Ql

Attainment of Programme outcomes, Programme specific outcomes and course outcomes are evaluated by the institution

18

2.6.3

Qn

Pass percentage of students (Data for the latest completed academic year)

19

2.7.1

Qn

Online student satisfaction survey regarding teaching learning process. (Online survey to be conducted)


Sl.No Metric No. Ql / Qn Description

1

3.1.1

Ql

The institution Research facilities are frequently updated and  there is  well defined policy for promotion of research which  is uploaded on the institutional website and implemented

2

3.1.2

Qn

The institution provides seed money to its teachers for research (average per year INR in Lakhs)

3

3.1.3

Qn

Percentage  of teachers receiving national/ international fellowship/financial support by various agencies for advanced studies/ research  during the last five years

4

3.1.4

Qn

Number of JRFs, SRFs, Post Doctoral Fellows, Research Associates and other research fellows enrolled in the institution during the last five years

5

3.1.5

Qn

Institution has  the following facilities to support research
1. Central Instrumentation Centre            2. Animal House/Green House
3.  Museum                                               4. Media laboratory/Studios
5. Business Lab                                        6. Research/Statistical Databases
7. Mootcourt                                              8. Theatre
9. Art Gallery
Options:
A. 4 or more of the above                         B. 3 of the above
C. 2 of the above                                      D. 1 of the above
E. None of the  above

6

3.1.6

Qn

Percentage of departments with UGC-SAP, CAS, DST-FIST, DBT, ICSSR  and other recognitions by national and international  agencies (Data for the latest completed academic year)

7

3.2.1

Qn

Extramural funding for Research (Grants sponsored by the non-government sources such as industry, corporate houses, international bodies for research projects) endowments, Chairs in the University during the last five years (INR in Lakhs)

8

3.2.2

Qn

Grants  for research projects sponsored by the government agencies during the last five years (INR in Lakhs)

9

3.2.3

Qn

Number of research projects per teacher funded by government and  non-government agencies during the last five years

10

3.3.1

Ql

Institution has created an eco system for innovations including Incubation centre and other initiatives for creation and transfer of knowledge

11

3.3.2

Qn

Number of workshops/seminars conducted on Research methodology, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR),entrepreneurship, skill development during the last five years

12

3.3.3

Qn

Number of awards / recognitions received for research/innovations  by the institution / teachers / research scholars / students during the last five years

13

3.4.1

Qn

The institution ensures implementation of its  stated Code of Ethics for research

14

3.4.2

Qn

The institution provides incentives to teachers who receive state, national and international recognitions/awards 
1.Commendation and monetary incentive at a University function
2.Commendation and medal at a University function
3. Certificate of honor
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

15

3.4.3

Qn

Number of  Patents published/awarded during the last five years

16

3.4.4

Qn

Number  of Ph.D’s awarded per teacher during the last five years

17

3.4.5

Qn

Number of research papers per teacher in the Journals notified on UGC website during the last five years

18

3.4.6

Qn

Number of books and  chapters in edited volumes published per teacher during the last five years

19

3.4.7

Qn

E-content is developed by teachers :
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:
A. Any 5 of the above
B. Any 4 of the above
C. Any 3 of the above
D. Any 2 of the above
E. None of the above

20

3.4.8

Qn

Bibliometrics of the publications during the last five years based on average  Citation Index in Scopus/ Web of Science/PubMed

21

3.4.9

Qn

Bibliometrics of the publications during the last five years based on Scopus/ Web of  Science – h-Index of the University 
Data Requirements for last five years:
• Title of the paper
• Name of the author
• Title of the journal
• Year of publication
• H index

22

3.5.1

Ql

Institution has a policy on consultancy including revenue sharing between the institution and the individual  and encourages its faculty to undertake consultancy

23

3.5.2

Qn

Revenue generated from consultancy and corporate training during the last five years (INR in Lakhs)

24

3.6.1

Ql

Extension activities in the neighbourhood community in terms of impact and  sensitising students to social issues and holistic development during the last five years

25

3.6.2

Qn

Number of awards received by the Institution, its teachers and students from Government /Government recognised bodies in recognition of the extension activities carried out  during the last five years

26

3.6.3

Qn

Number of extension and outreach programs conducted  by the institution including those through NSS/NCC/Red cross/YRC 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)

27

3.6.4

Qn

Average percentage of students participating in extension activities listed at 3.6.3 above during the last five years

28

3.7.1

Qn

Number of collaborative activities with other institutions/ research establishment/industry for  research and  academic development of faculty and students  per year

29

3.7.2

Qn

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


Sl.No Metric No. Ql / Qn Description

1

4.1.1

Ql

The institution has adequate facilities for teaching - learning. viz., classrooms, laboratories, computing equipment, etc.

2

4.1.2

Ql

The institution has adequate facilities for cultural activities, yoga, games (indoor, outdoor) and sports. (gymnasium, yoga centre, auditorium, etc.)

3

4.1.3

Ql

Availability of general campus facilities and overall ambience
Describe the general campus facilities and its utilization in maximum of 500 words

4

4.1.4

Qn

Average percentage of expenditure excluding salary for infrastructure augmentation during the last five years (INR in Lakhs)

5

4.2.1

Ql

Library is automated using Integrated Library Management System  (ILMS)  and has digitisation facility

6

4.2.2

Qn

Institution has subscription for e-Library resources
Library has regular subscription for the following:
1. e – journals
2. e-books
3. e-ShodhSindhu
4. Shodhganga 
5. Databases
Options:
A. Any  4 of the above
B. Any  3 of the above
C. Any  2 of the above              
D. Any  1 of the above
E. None of the above

7

4.2.3

Qn

Average annual expenditure for purchase of books/ e-books and subscription to journals/e-journals during the last five years (INR in Lakhs)

8

4.2.4

Qn

Percentage per day usage of library by teachers and students ( foot falls and login data for online access) (Data for the latest completed academic year)

9

4.3.1

Qn

Percentage of classrooms and seminar halls with ICT - enabled facilities  such as  LCD, smart board, Wi-Fi/LAN, audio video recording facilities .(Data for the latest completed academic year)

10

4.3.2

Ql

Institution has an IT policy, makes appropriate budgetary provision and updates its IT facilities including Wi-Fi facility

11

4.3.3

Qn

Student - Computer ratio (Data for the latest completed academic year)

12

4.3.4

Qn

Available bandwidth of internet connection in the Institution       (Leased line)
Options:
A. ≥1 GBPS
B. 500 MBPS  - 1 GBPS
C. 250 MBPS  -  500 MBPS                 
D. 50 MBPS -   250 MBPS
E. <50 MBPS

13

4.3.5

Qn

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 softwares for editing
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

14

4.4.1

Qn

Average percentage expenditure incurred on maintenance of physical facilities and academic support facilities excluding salary component during the last five years

15

4.4.2

Ql

There are established systems and procedures for maintaining and utilizing physical, academic and support facilities - laboratory, library, sports complex, computers, classrooms etc.


Sl.No Metric No. Ql / Qn Description

1

5.1.1

Qn

Average percentage of students benefited by scholarships and  freeships provided by the institution, Government and non-government agencies (NGOs) during the last five years (other than the students receiving scholarships under the government schemes for reserved categories)

2

5.1.2

Qn

Average percentage of students benefited by career counseling and guidance for competitive examinations offered by the Institution during the last five years

3

5.1.3

Qn

Following Capacity  development and skills enhancement initiatives are taken by the institution
1. Soft skills
2. Language and communication skills
3. Life skills (Yoga, physical fitness, health and hygiene)
4. Awareness of trends in technology
Options:
A. All of the above
B. Any 3 of the above
C. Any 2 of the above                
D. Any 1of the above
E. None of the above

4

5.1.4

Qn

The Institution adopts  the following  for redressal of student grievances including sexual harassment and ragging cases

1. Implementation of guidelines of statutory/regulatory bodies
2. Organisation wide awareness and undertakings on policies with zero tolerance
3. Mechanisms for submission of  online/offline students’ grievances
4. Timely redressal of the  grievances through appropriate committees
Options:
A. All of the above
B. Any 3 of the above
C. Any 2 of the above
D. Any 1 of the above
E. None of the above

5

5.2.1

Qn

Average percentage of students qualifying in state/ national/ international level examinations during the last five years
(eg: NET/SLET/GATE/GMAT/CAT/GRE/TOEFL/Civil Services/State government examinations)

6

5.2.2

Qn

Average percentage of placement of outgoing students during the last five years

7

5.2.3

Qn

Percentage of recently graduated students who have progressed to higher education (previous graduating batch)

8

5.3.1

Qn

Number of awards/medals  won by students for outstanding performance in sports/cultural activities at  inter-university/state/national/international events (award for a team event should be counted as one) during the last five years

9

5.3.2

Ql

Presence of Student Council and its activities for institutional development and student welfare.

10

5.3.3

Qn

Average number of sports and cultural events / competitions organised by the institution per year

11

5.4.1

Ql

The Alumni Association/Chapters (registered and functional) contributes significantly to the development of the institution through financial and other support services during the last five years

12

5.4.2

Qn

Alumni contribution during the last five years (INR in lakhs)


Sl.No Metric No. Ql / Qn Description

1

6.1.1

Ql

The institution has a clearly stated vision and mission which are reflected in its academic and administrative governance

2

6.1.2

Ql

The effective leadership is reflected in various institutional practices such as decentralization and participative management.

3

6.2.1

Ql

The institutional Strategic plan is effectively deployed.

4

6.2.2

Ql

The functioning of the institutional bodies is effective and efficient as visible from policies, administrative setup, appointment and service rules, procedures, etc.

5

6.2.3

Qn

Institution Implements e-governance in its areas of  operations

6

6.3.1

Ql

The institution has a performance appraisal system, promotional avenues and effective welfare measures for teaching and non-teaching staff

7

6.3.2

Qn

Average percentage of teachers provided with financial support to attend conferences / workshops and towards membership fee of professional bodies during the last five years

8

6.3.3

Qn

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

9

6.3.4

Qn

Average percentage 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 )

10

6.4.1

Ql

Institutional strategies for mobilisation of funds and the optimal utilisation of resources

11

6.4.2

Qn

Funds / Grants received from government bodies during the last five years for development and maintenance of infrastructure (not covered under Criteria III and V )     (INR in Lakhs)

12

6.4.3

Qn

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

13

6.4.4

Ql

Institution conducts internal and external financial  audits regularly

14

6.5.1

Ql

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) has contributed significantly for institutionalizing the quality assurance strategies and processes by constantly reviewing the teaching learning process, structures & methodologies of operations and learning outcomes at periodic intervals

15

6.5.2

Qn

Institution  has adopted the following for  Quality assurance
1. Academic Administrative Audit (AAA) and follow up action taken
2.Confernces, 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:
A. Any  5 or more of the above                    B. 4 of the above
C. 3 of the above                                          D. 2 of the above
E. 1of the above

16

6.5.3

Ql

Incremental improvements made for the preceding five years with regard to quality  (in case of first cycle)


Sl.No Metric No. Ql / Qn Description

1

7.1.1

Ql

Measures initiated by the Institution for the promotion of gender equity during the last five years.

2

7.1.2

Qn

The Institution has facilities for alternate sources of energy and energy conservation measures  
1. Solar energy            
2. Biogas plant
3. Wheeling to the Grid  
4. Sensor-based energy conservation
5. Use of LED bulbs/ power efficient equipment 
Options:
A. 4 or All of the above
B. 3 of the above
C. 2 of the above
D.1of the above
E. None of the above

3

7.1.3

Ql

Describe the facilities in the Institution for the management of the following types of degradable and non-degradable waste (within 500 words)

4

7.1.4

Qn

Water conservation facilities available in the Institution:
1. Rain water harvesting
2. Borewell /Open well recharge
3. Construction of tanks and bunds
4. Waste water recycling
5. Maintenance of water bodies and distribution system in the campus
Options:
A. Any 4 or all of the above
B. 3 of the above
C. 2 of the above
D.1of the above
E. None of the above

5

7.1.5

Qn

Green campus initiatives include

6

7.1.6

Qn

Quality audits on environment and energy are regularly undertaken by the institution

7

7.1.7

Qn

The Institution has disabled-friendly,  barrier free environment

8

7.1.8

Ql

Describe the Institutional efforts/initiatives in providing an inclusive environment i.e., tolerance and harmony towards cultural, regional, linguistic, communal socioeconomic and other diversities (within 500 words).

9

7.1.9

Ql

Sensitization of students and employees of the Institution to the constitutional obligations: values, rights, duties and responsibilities of citizens

10

7.1.10

Qn

The Institution has a prescribed code of conduct for students, teachers, administrators and other staff and conducts periodic programmes in this regard.

11

7.1.11

Ql

Institution celebrates / organizes national and international commemorative days, events and festivals

12

7.2.1

Ql

Describe two best practices successfully implemented by the Institution as per NAAC format provided in the Manual.

13

7.3.1

Ql

Portray  the performance of the Institution in one area distinctive to its priority and thrust within 1000 words

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