Soft skills, communication skills, entrepreneurship skills and interpersonal skills are part of the curriculum to make students employable, says Prof (Dr) S S Sarangdevot, Vice Chancellor, Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, in an interview with Elets News Network (ENN).
In order to make its students technically competent, what strategies or methodologies are adopted by Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University in teaching-learning process?
To improve teaching-learning process, Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University (JRNRVU) encourages blended learning by using e-learning resources. The central library facilitates access to best e-resources, e-books, database and e-journals like Inflibnet and Delnet. 12 Smart-Classrooms have been installed at the campus. Facilities such as computer assisted language teaching technology, language speech lab and phonetic lab to make teaching more effective.
Please explain about academic departments and researches conducted at the university.
The university offers various undergraduate, postgraduate certificate and diploma courses along with MPhil and PhD in various disciplines. Flexible choice based credit system is adopted in the university with credit transfer facilities. JRNRVU also runs courses on Value Education, Personality Development and Professional Ethics. To improve employability and global competence, skill-based and foreign language courses are included in the curriculum.
To produce confident and self-reliant professionals, what latest practices have been incorporated in the curriculum by the university?
We ensure that our students actively participate in field-workshops, training programmes and group discussions to become confident and self-reliant. Our curriculum is designed as per the latest industry trends and requirements as well as keeping in view the needs for professional competence and capacity building of students. The professional competence of students is ensured with a focus on hands-on practice, field work, internship, project development work, in-house seminars and educational tours.
The university reinforces excellence among faculty members through national/ international conferences, seminars and workshops. The university encourages its faculty members to enhance their capabilities by pursuing higher degree courses.
Quality higher education is not easily accessible to students from rural areas in comparison to students from urban areas, what measures have been taken by the university in this regard?
Since its inception in 1937, JRNRVU has set up “Lok Shikshan Pratishthan” with special focus on knowledge and information empowerment of the downtrodden and under privileged classes. It provides information about the education needs of the people living in rural/tribal areas.
How the university supports its faculties for their training and quality enhancement?
The university reinforces excellence among faculty members through national/international conferences, seminars and workshops. We have instituted Best Teacher Award, Research and Development Award and Best Administrative Staff Award for every year. The university encourages its faculty members to enhance their capabilities by pursuing higher degree courses.