Criterion 2: Human and Physical Resources


The faculty maintains an adequate number of staff with who are qualified and competent to design, develop and deliver academic programmes, research and outreach ensuring that its human resources profile is compatible with its needs and comparable with national and international norms. It adheres to the relevant UGC circulars on cadre profiles. While all new recruits undergo an induction programme, during which time, they are made aware of their specific roles and tasks, the faculty ensures that the capacity of all staff is continuously enhanced by provision of either in-service or facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes. Outcome-based education and student-centered learning approach (OBE-SCL) has been successfully implemented in the Faculty of Engineering for several years now.

The faculty provides adequate and well-maintained infrastructure facilities for administration, teaching and learning inclusive of laboratories /workshops required for the training of engineers. Students are assured of access to a well-resourced library facility with a user-friendly service. The library is networked and holds up-to-date print and electronic forms of publications. Reprography, internet, and inter-library loans facilities are ensured.

The faculty provides ample opportunities for skills development. Students can acquire ICT skills with adequate ICT facilities as well as technical assistance. Similarly, students can enhance their communication skills in English using the expertise and facilities of the Department of Languages. The imparting of ‘soft skills’/’life skills’ is addressed through the core curriculum as well as through customized programmes facilitated by the Career Guidance Unit (CGU) of the University. Students are also encouraged to organize and participate in multicultural programmes that promote harmony and cohesion among students of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Documentary evidence in support of each of these claims is available. Some examples are cadre profiles, training schedules, excellence award schemes, peer review forms and student feedback forms, Inventories of laboratories and library resources, handbooks, UoM newsletters.

Claim 2.1:

Faculty Staff Cadre: list of expertise required to deliver the curriculum; HR Profile. Qualification profile of existing academic cadre (cadre books) Retirement and succession plans; Appointing visiting and assignment-based staff.

Evidence of Best Practices

Claim 2.2:

Policy on staff: student ratio with respect to the discipline: UGC circular.Policy and procedures for staff recruitment: UGC Circulars Cadre estimates matched against UGC approved cadre and the gaps; Available University/HEI’s efforts to remedy the gaps; Available.

Evidence of Best Practices

Claim 2.3:

Documentary evidence of the policy and records on new recruits undergoing the induction training;Curriculum of the induction training programmes offered by the University.

Evidence of Best Practices

Claim 2.4:

HRD Plan: record of induction/CPD programmes offered. Resources of SDC, training schedules of SDC Relevant training to all levels of staff based on identified training needs Mechanisms for assessing the improvement in performance of staff visa-vis the training programme. Documentary evidence of implementing staff performance appraisals.

Evidence of Best Practices

Claim 2.5:

Inventory of infrastructure facilities; physical verification of infrastructure facilities such as lecture theatres and laboratories; records of utilization of facilities.

Evidence of Best Practices

Claim 2.6:

Evidence of existence of appropriate teaching facilities and laboratories; Guidelines/Manuals on the use of such teaching facilities.

Evidence of Best Practices

Claim 2.7:

Inspection of facilities and observation of teaching sessions; stakeholder feedback.

Evidence of Best Practices

Claim 2.8:

Report on the library facilities provided; list of inventories of library resources; usage reports; stakeholder views.

Evidence of Best Practices

Claim 2.9:

Report on ICT facilities available and usage; stakeholder feedback.

Evidence of Best Practices

Claim 2.10:

Physical evidence of operation of ELTU/ELTC at the Faculty; staff strength; records of activities related ESL.

Evidence of Best Practices

Claim 2.11:

Report on the emphasis given in the core curriculum to address ‘soft skills/’life skills’; graduate profile and curriculum blueprint; documentary evidence of a liaising/ coordinating mechanism with the CGU of the University; list of programmes regularly offered by the CGU to students and evidence of student participation.

Evidence of Best Practices

Claim 2.12:

Evidence of a coordinating mechanism to promote multicultural activities; records of past events conducted.

Evidence of Best Practices