SELF STUDY REPORT

Executive Summary

Introduction:

Assam Don Bosco University is the first University in India of the worldwide family of Don Bosco Society, present across 132 countries, currently catering to the educational and developmental needs of 15 million young people. Its vision, mission and modus operandi are characterized by the distinctive educational philosophy and method of Don Bosco institutions worldwide.

The University was set up at Guwahati, the gateway to North-East India, as a response to the felt educational needs of the people of North-East India to offer them relevant study programmes with a focus on research and social commitment.

The University was formally established as a State University in the private sector by the Assam Don Bosco University Act 2009, and notified in Assam Government Gazette No. LGL 149/2008/30 dated 12th February 2009.

The University is recognized by UGC in 2009, accredited by NAAC in 2014, and is approved by the Distance Education Council (DEC) since 2010, and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) since 2008. It was accorded certification under Section 12B of the UGC Act on 13th June 2017.

The University is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) based at New Delhi since 30th November 2013, of the Commonwealth Association of Universities (ACU) based at London since 18th October 2011, and of the International Association of Universities (IAU) based at Paris since 29th November 2011, and of the Association of Don Bosco Institutions of Higher Education (IUS) based at Rome since 10th December 2007.



Vision:

Vision of the University

"To mould intellectually competent, morally upright, socially committed and spiritually inspired persons, at the service of India and the world of today and tomorrow, by imparting holistic and personalized education.”



Mission:

Mission of the University

  1. Don Bosco University is a centre for culture, knowledge, research, intellectual ferment; for critical thinking and analysis of whatever shapes and impacts human life; that influences thinking, planning and policy making on vital aspects of social life: religion, culture, society, politics, governance, education, health care; and engages in dialogues across the board - THAT is our role.

  2. Don Bosco University strives to make professional and higher education accessible to the weaker sections of society - THAT is our solemn commitment.

  3. Don Bosco University spares no effort to ensure that our graduates become dependable human leaders with a strong sense of commitment to the poor, the disadvantaged and the needy -THAT is the goal embedded in our vision.

  4. Don Bosco University strives for excellence in every process and undertaking; and, among many other things, it specializes in research with social relevance - THAT is our approach.

Our vision, mission and values statements and the Don Bosco University Graduate Profile encapsulate what we stand for as a University and what academic and personal skills we offer to students, faculty and the wider community to ensure meaningful and dignified living.

The University offers a judicious combination of professional courses in engineering, technology and management as well as challenging and relevant courses in Social Sciences. The University currently offers 12 undergraduate programmes, 15 postgraduate programmes and 18 areas for doctoral studies.



SWOC

Institutional Strength :

Well defined organizational structure

The University has a defined organization structure with statutory Bodies, cells and committees for translation of the University strategy.

Outstanding Human Resources Management

57% of its total faculty strength is PhD qualified and 21% of its regular faculty strength are pursuing PhD.

Well defined Processes

The University has processes critical for the operation and administration of the University to ensure accuracy, efficiency and results.

Wide Academic linkages

  • 22 collaborative activities in research and faculty exchange;
  • 61 linkages with institutions/industries for internship, on-the-job training, project work, sharing of research facilities;
  • 38 MoUs  with institutions of national, international importance and other universities, industries, corporate houses.

Comprehensive Care System for the Students

A Comprehensive Care System for Students is integral for inculcation of human values, peaceful living in a multicultural society and preparation to be good citizens of our country and the world community.

Vibrant Research Climate

The University has fostered a vibrant research climate with a Research Policy including an incentive for Professional Development Allowance Fund.

Dynamic Academic Environment

Workshops, conferences, departmental organized internships, seminars, symposia and colloquia are interspersed through the year

Social Commitment and Extension work

Social involvement instinctively drives faculty and students of the University to respond to social issues in the society.

An attractive work environment

The University ensures an inclusive workplace by fostering a community spirit at work,



Institutional Weakness :

Limited employment potential in the North-East

Though, Guwahati is the hub of economic activity in the North-East, the employment potential remains low as major corporates of the country have their headquarters or regional offices based in other metropolitan cities. This directly impacts the opportunities for internship and employment of the University’s graduates.

Perceived Geographical Isolation of the Region

The perception of the region as being remote persists and this has impeded attracting faculty and students from other states in the country. However, the University has improved its overall faculty representation from other states in recent years and currently 31% of regular faculty members are from other states.

Limited Financial Resources

The University is dependent on the income from tuition fees and struggles to build adequate reserves. However, the University growth has been carefully calibrated to the funds available, ensuring a sustained momentum while ensuring a prudent use of the available resources. This weakness has been mitigated by a robust fund-raising campaign over the years to meet the capital expenditures of the university.



Institutional Opportunity :

The global presence of Don Bosco Society and its alumni network

This presence, network and experience of Don Bosco Society in 132 countries over 150 years are valuable resources enabling the University in its networking and branding initiatives.

Opportunity to contribute to development of North-East India

The University has the unique opportunity of contributing effectively to the development of the region through research, development and extension activities.

Wonderful Campuses of the University

The three campuses of the University at Tapesia, Kharguli and Azara have enabled the University to place sustainability at the core of its operations, through eco-friendly research and development initiatives for piloting sustainability solutions and extension work in the neighbouring villages.

Collaborations with Bosco Reach Out and DB Tech (Don Bosco Technical)

Bosco Reach Out, the Social Development arm of Don Bosco Society, functions as a collaborative extension wing of the University and provides the students experience in planning and executing participatory development projects. The University also has a Memorandum of Understanding with DB Tech which is involved in the “skilling India” mission of the Government of India through its network of 123 Don Bosco Technical Institutes.



Institutional Challenge :

Locational Challenges

There is limited exposure opportunities for students in the North-East. However, collaborations with industries such as Google, IBM. Amazon and other premier employers of the country for summer training/internships have led to placement opportunities. Participation of the students in national level workshops and competitions such as Smart India Hackathon, IBM TGMC (The Great Mind Challenge) and National Robotics Competitions have started to produce results and recognition, such as being ranked among the top 5 in the Smart India Hackathon at Guwahati and National Robotics Competition at Delhi.

Limited accessibility to funds as a private university

As a private university, there are challenges to acquire funding in comparison to Central and State Government institutions. Attaining the 12B status, will facilitate the University’s research endeavours.

Exodus of Students from the North East

The perception that one can avail of better quality education outside the State persists in spite of many such students ending up in substandard institutions paying exorbitant fees.

Stagnation in the job market

The current stagnation in the job market has depressed placement opportunities for students. However, the Entrepreneurship Development and Incubation Centre continue to network with potential employers for recruitment opportunities and schemes for incubation of business ideas.

Retention of qualified faculty

Though the attrition rate of the University among regular staff is relatively low between 2%-5%, the aspiration to work in government Institutions prevails overall.
 


Criteria wise Summary

Curricular Aspects :

Design and Development of the Curriculum

The University is guided by its strategic plan concentrating on teaching-learning and research-consultancy activities in three areas: Technology, Service and Social Sectors. These have been chosen to ensure: ample academic flexibility, the employability of our graduates, catering to the needs of the knowledge economy, providing the capacity to impact and transform society, and promoting values and ethics.

Feedback Mechanism

The University regularly collects feed-back on its Courses of Study and the syllabi from various stakeholders:

  1. The Governing Body and the Board of Management evaluate the roll-out and acceptance or otherwise of these academic programmmes.
  2. The faculty and experts put together the Course Structures, the detailed syllabi and objectives for every course of study. Twice a year, they review the syllabi, propose revision to the Academic Council, and notify the students accordingly.
  3. Each student is given the University Handbook containing the detailed syllabi of every course of study, their objectives and evaluation patterns. The student feedback is taken online twice a year.
  4. Course wise regular student feedback is collected on teaching and learning and is communicated to the respective faculty members so that assess themselves to improve and contribute to teaching learning process in a positive way.

Field trips and internships enrich intramural learning with life situations and industrial exposure. It also ensures the implementation of the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and Elective Course System including options for credits from On-Line Courses.



Teaching-learning and Evaluation :

The Teaching-Learning-Evaluation process in the University is given the meticulous attention as indicated below:

Preparing Clear Course Plans/Course Schedules: Prepared by the faculty, these are made available in the student of the University ERP.

Academic Calendar and the detailed Syllabus and Regulations: published annually – these contain the curriculum, the method of teaching and evaluation, and the plans for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, seminars, workshops, conferences, training programs, etc.

Use of e-resources and ICT: Every classroom and laboratory has LCD projectors and access to the campus intranet giving access to the repository of lectures by experts.

Encouragement of Cooperative learning through projects, presentations and group work.

Conducting Orientation programmes for the first-year students familiarizes them with the opportunities available at the university and its expectations from them.

Internal assessment: 40% for it motivates the students to study continuously.

Student Feedback is collected on teaching and learning and is communicated by the HR Director to the respective faculty members.

Faculty development programmes targeting the personal and professional growth of the faculty are organized every semester.

Providing Remedial Courses in language and communication skills are provided to students from vernacular medium.

Automation of the examination processes and timely declaration of results: Results have always been published within a month of the close of the examinations. 100% automation of the examination division, with an approved set of regulations and operating procedures, is in place.



Research, Innovations and Extension :

Research Journals and Publications: 3 University Journals are UGC approved. There is 1 publication per 9.45 faculty over the last 5 years. The h index of the University period is 11.93 from Scopus and Web of Science.

Centre of Excellence in Nanotechnology is engaged in Research and Fabrication targeting the needs of the common man, with financial support from the University.

Green Research Methods in Life Sciences are applied in research relating to: production of agarwood through fermentation, Green  synthesis, analysis and biological studies of novel hybrids, Fungal mycelia based sustainable building materials, Toxicity of nanomaterials, Biodiversity of North-East plants.

Professional Development Allowance Fund and Fee Waivers motivate the faculty to pursue research.

A Board for Research, Innovation and Consultancy support research and innovation, protect intellectual property rights, promote filing of patents and advocate consultancy by experts.

Mandatory Major Projects: All final year students have to complete a credited major project.

A Consultancy Policy facilitates projects with Ashadeep Foundation, ICMR, Royal College of Bhutan, Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, UNDP and the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship among others.

Incubation Centre has incubated several projects by the engineering students.

Extension Activities: The flagship project - “Swastyayan – a commitment to remove educational inequality” has been mentioned as the benchmark in a survey across 120 higher education institutions from all continents against the “Sustainable Development Goal” of “Reduced Inequalities”

Collaborations 38 functional MoUs, 22 collaborative research projects, 61 linkages with institutions/industries for internship, sharing of research facilities



Infrastructure and Learning Resources :

Physical Infrastructure: With a built up area of 64,718 Square Metres in its three campuses), the University has an impressive array of facilities, classrooms, and laboratories. Put together, the campuses have ample provision for academic and administrative areas, staff and student residences, recreational and sports facilities, utilities and services, plantations and orchards, parks and quiet corners, cycle paths and jogging trails, a bio diversity park, an amphitheatre, several performance areas, a convention centre, a creche and a health centre.

Classrooms and Labs: In all, the University has 38 classrooms at the Azara and Kharguli campuses and an additional 56 classrooms in Tapesia campus, 58 laboratories and 10 seminar halls.

Internet and ICT resources: All administrative offices of the University are computerized and the offices have LAN and WiFi connectivity. The internet capability of the University includes NKN 1 Gbps leased line and BSNL 20 Mbps leased line with several servers for internet and intranet.

ERP and Intranet Facilities: All aspects of University administration are computerised

Library Resources: The libraries of the campus are virtually centralized and offer access to 23,916 books and thousands of e-Journals and reference books.

Web OPAC makes all subscribed databases, consortium materials, E-resources, and in-house publications accessible on campus and remotely.

Maintenance of Campus Infrastructure: The University is highly appreciated for the sheer beauty and cleanliness of its campuses, and the sense of ownership and commitment of its maintenance staff.

Development with Eco-Consciousness and Sustainability is  resulting in a truly Greenn Campus.



Student Support and Progression :

A comprehensive Care System, designed to provide a ‘holding environment’, provides for the holistic development of the students.

Multi-pronged Capability Enhancement and Development Schemes include Individual Mentoring, Student development programmes, and programmes designed to learn to live and work together with achieving excellence in personal and academic areas.

Student activity clubs create interest in both technical and non-technical activities.and talent promotion.

Career Guidance Cell create awareness on career opportunities in emerging fields. Coaching classes in competitive exam such as GATE,CAT, UPSC are also organized by the cell.

Training and Placement Cell provides training in aptitude, technical and personal competencies and facilitates job placements.

Entrepreneurship Development and Incubation: Two student projects have been selected and forwarded for financial assistance to MSME: Online Repairing Facilitation Centre and Smart Street Light with Motion Sensors.

Continuing education using ICT: The University has been chosen a Remote Centres for Spoken Tutorials, NPTELonline courses and certification, QEEE pilot project and T-10KT initiated by IITs

Counselling services: are available for students to address the pressures of family expectations, personal expectations, academic pressure, social pressure, psychological adjustments and identity formation.

School Associations: comprising of representatives from Administration, Faculty and Students nurture a sense of leadership and ownership among students.

Health Care Unit: campus infirmaries, annual medical camps, health services supported by “Project Child”, Yoga Clinics etc take care of health issues on campus.

Grievance Redressal Mechanism is functional right from inception.

Scholarships Scheme: The University provides merit-cum-means scholarships out of a dedicated corpus fund.



Governance, Leadership and Management :

Conceptualisation of the University took place over 18 months of consultations the vision and mission, choice of study programmes, human resource requirements, networking, fundraising and sustainability.

Consultancy in Strategic Planning: M/S Kalinga Software to prepare the initial DPR. M/S Biswadip Ghosh and Associates for the Sustainability Plan.

Major Decision Making Bodies: Governing Body, the Board of Management, and the Academic Council – constituted in compliance with Assam Private Universities Act, 2007.

Organizational Structure is defined in an Organogram.

Decentralisation of Decision Making is done at every level: HODs, Directors, Controller of Examinations, the Registrar and the Vice Chancellor.

Human Resource Management is under a Director with clear service rules, job descriptions and an employee manual.

Process Mapping and Standard Operating Procedures for all systems in the University ensure excellence in every field.

Smaller Structures of Governance, namely Committees for various purposes, are built in to ensure involvement and participation.

Faculty Empowerment Strategies include Staff Development Programmes, Professional Development Allowance, Induction and Orientation Programmes, Performance Appraisal and Feedback, Refresher Courses.

Management of Financial Resources: a Finance Committee for budgets and internal audits, external auditors for final audit, an investment firm to manage the investment of any surplus fund.

The Role of the IQAC: The IQAC is involved in planning, auditing performance, vetting strategic issues and in maintaining quality parameters.

Accessibility of the Leadership afforded to everyone in the University to interact with all officials is an outstanding characteristic of the University.



Institutional Values and Best Practices :

Institutional Values: This is an area of that is deeply ingrained in the foundational principles of the University and are expressed in all related parameters: gender sensitivity and equity, eco-consciousness, management of water resources and waste disposal, promotion of green practices, use of alternate energy, facilities for the differently abled, promotion of human values and professional ethics, patriotism and a sense of pride in the nation etc.

Best Practices: University takes pride in

1. Creation and maintenance of an Eco-friendly Campus: The University has developed a multi-pronged approach in the following areas:

  • Established variegated plantations in tea, cashew nut, rubber, cocoa, agar, lemon, neem, ginger and turmeric.
  • Adopted scientific water harvesting by creating dams and lakes to ensure replenishment of the ground water levels.
  • Adopted an effective waste collection and disposal system.
  • Landscaped the campus to control storm water drainage and soil erosion.

2. Social Commitment as a way of life: Social Commitment runs in the genes of the University and its sponsoring society. This has led to the establishment of a ‘Centre for Development Studies and Initiatives’ by promoting community led improvement initiatives in six thematic areas to bring about progress in 42 villages neighbouring the University. The thematic areas are:

  • Livelihood and food security
  • Promotion of Education
  • Promotion of Community health
  • Promotion of self-governance systems
  • Promotion of social security
  • Community organization


Profile


BASIC INFORMATION

Name and Address of the University

NameAssam Don Bosco University
AddressTapesia Gardens, Kamarkuchi Village, Sonapur
CityGuwahati
StateAssam
Pin782402
Websitewww.dbuniversity.ac.in

Contacts for Communication

DesignationNameTelephone with STD CodeMobile Fax Email
Vice ChancellorStephen Mavely0361-213929194355575720361-2841949contact@dbuniversity.ac.in
DeanJuhi Baruah0361-21392929707226126-juhi.baruah@dbuniversity.ac.in

Nature of University

Nature of UniversityState Private University

Type of University

Type of UniversityUnitary

Establishment Details

Establishment Date of the University03-12-2008
Status Prior to Establishment,If applicable

Recognition Details

Date of Recognition as a University by UGC or Any Other National Agency :

Under SectionDate
2f of UGC13-11-2009
12B of UGC13-06-2017

University with Potential for Excellence

Is the University Recognised as a 'University with Potential for Excellence (UPE)' by the UGC?No

Location, Area and Activity of Campus

Campus TypeAddressLocation *Campus Area in AcresBuilt up Area in sq.mts.Programmes OfferedDate of EstablishmentDate of Recognition by UGC/MHRD
Main campusTapesia Gardens, Kamarkuch i Village, SonapurSemi-urban139.440015.4BA, MA, MSW, MSc, PhD
Satellite CampusAssam Don Bosco Univeristy, Azara, Airport Road, 781017Semi-urban5.1922052.7B.Tech., M. Tech., BCA, MCA, B.Com.04-12-200813-11-2009
Satellite CampusDon Bosco Institute Of Management Joypur, Kharguli, 781004Semi-urban1.132649.85MBA,27-01-200927-06-2009

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Furnish the Details of Colleges of University

Number
Constituent Colleges0
Affiliated Colleges0
Colleges Under 2(f)0
Colleges Under 2(f) and 12B0
NAAC Accredited Colleges0
Colleges with Potential for Excellence(UGC)0
Autonomous Colleges0
Colleges with Postgraduate Departments0
Colleges with Research Departments0
University Recognized Research Institutes/Centers0

Is the University Offering any Programmes Recognised by any Statutory Regulatory Authority (SRA)

SRA programDocument
AICTE14341_199_1.PDF
: Yes

Details Of Teaching & Non-Teaching Staff Of University

Teaching Faculty
ProfessorAssociate ProfessorAssistant Professor
Male Female OthersTotalMale FemaleOthersTotalMale Female OthersTotal
Sanctioned5050134
Recruited435048381104979530132
Yet to Recruit212
On Contract000000000000

Non-Teaching Staff
MaleFemaleOthersTotal
Sanctioned76
Recruited4133074
Yet to Recruit2
Contract0000

Technical Staff
MaleFemaleOthersTotal
Sanctioned25
Recruited231024
Yet to Recruit1
Contract0000

Qualification Details of the Teaching Staff

Permanent Teachers
Highest QualificationProfessorAssociate ProfessorAssistant Professor
Male Female Others Male Female Others Male Female Others Total
D.sc/D.Litt.0000000000
Ph.D.16103501519059
M.Phil.0000002204
PG0001005329083

Temporary Teachers
Highest QualificationProfessorAssociate ProfessorAssistant Professor
Male Female Others Male Female Others Male Female Others Total
D.sc/D.Litt.0000000000
Ph.D.0000001001
M.Phil.0000000000
PG0000001203

Part Time Teachers
Highest QualificationProfessorAssociate ProfessorAssistant Professor
Male Female Others Male Female Others Male Female Others Total
D.sc/D.Litt.0000000000
Ph.D.2740276071072
M.Phil.0000000000
PG0007000007

Distinguished Academicians Appointed As

Male Female Others Total
Emeritus Professor3003
Adjunct Professor6811079
Visiting Professor0000

Chairs Instituted by the University

Sl.NoName of the DepartmentName of the ChairName of the Sponsor Organisation/Agency
1Comparative ReligionChair of Culture and ReligionDon Bosco Society Azara

Provide the Following Details of Students Enrolled in the University During the Current Academic Year

ProgrammeFrom the State Where
College is Located
From Other States of India NRI StudentsForeign StudentsTotal
PGMale6315109223
Female12424104369
Others00000
UGMale29959207898
Female10924201352
Others00000
Doctoral (Ph.D)Male308501116
Female267800104
Others00000

Does the University offer any Integrated Programmes?

No

Details of UGC Human Resource Development Centre, If applicable

Year of Establishment01-01-1970
Number of UGC Orientation Programmes 0
Number of UGC Refresher Course0
Number of University's own Programmes0
Total Number of Programmes Conducted (last five years)0

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Social WorkView Document

QIF

1.Curricular Aspects
1.1 Curriculum Design and Development
1.1.1 Curricula developed /adopted have relevance to the local/ national / regional/global developmental needs with learning objectives including program outcomes, program specific outcomes and course outcomes of all the program offered by the University

Answer:

The Program Outcomes of our university consists in moulding graduates having the following attributes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Intellectually Competent

Our graduates will

  • have the core knowledge base in their academic field

  • have the ability to generate innovative and relevant knowledge through inquiry, critical reflection and synthesis

  • be committed to excellence in their core academic field

  • have a lifelong thirst for knowledge

2. Morally Upright

Our graduates will

  • manifest a personal conviction that justice and peace are the foundations of societal living

  • have trained their conscience to distinguish right from wrong by answering the question, “Does it contribute to justice and peace?”

  • be led by the voice of their conscience and always do what is right

3. Socially Committed

Our graduates will

  • be socially conscious, sensitive and active persons, who are committed and accountable agents of social good

  • manifest genuine concern for human values and ecological conditions

  • be committed to social justice and the dignity of all sections of society, especially the underprivileged

4. Spiritually Inspired

Our graduates will

  • have learned to live God-oriented lives

  • take personal responsibility for their choices and actions

  • be led by personal and professional standards of ethics with a commitment to integrity and honesty

5. Civically Responsible

Our graduates will

  • be responsible members of social and professional communities

  • promote democratic values and peaceful living in a multi-faceted society, with courage of conviction

Our Program Specific Outcomes are evidences for the above attributes in our graduates in the form of the following skills

  1. Knowledge Acquisition Skills

Ability to learn individually and collaboratively through a process of

  • Research

  • Critical reflection

  • Synthesis

  • Societal Skills

Commitment and accountability for social transformation in civil society and be able to:

  • Contribute to social justice

  • Be concerned for environmental sustainability

  • Enunciate and abide by standards of ethics

  • Communication Skills

Competence to

  • communicate effectively and professionally to a range of audiences.

  • articulate ideas clearly and effectively

  • use the social media to influence the society

These are detailed in our Graduate Attributes Framework document that has been officially adopted by the university. It has been uploaded under the option Any additional information - Documents : ADBU Graduate Attributes Framework

The Course Outcomes for each course of our university programs are specified in the handbook named “Regulations and Syllabus” which is given to each newly admitted student. A copy of this handbook for 2017-2018 is available at the URL given below under Link for Additional Information.



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1.1.2 Percentage of programs where syllabus revision was carried out during the last five years
Answer: 47.37

1.1.2.1 How many programs are revised out of total number of programs offered during the same period within last five years



Answer: 18
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1.1.3 Average percentage of courses having focus on employability/ entrepreneurship/ skill development
Answer: 40.49

1.1.3.1 Number of courses having focus on employability/ entrepreneurship/ skill development year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
447 329 249 216 178
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1.2 Academic Flexibility
1.2.1 Percentage of new courses introduced of the total number of courses across all programs offered during the last five years

Answer: 58.19

1.2.1.1 How many new courses are introduced within the last five years



Answer: 494
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1.2.2 Percentage of programs in which Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)/Elective course system has been implemented

Answer: 48.89

1.2.2.1 Number of programs in which CBCS/ Elective course system implemented.



Answer: 22
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1.3 Curriculum Enrichment
1.3.1 Institution integrates cross cutting issues relevant to Gender, Environment and Sustainability, Human Values and Professional Ethics into the Curriculum

Answer:

The diverse programmes offered in the five schools of the university viz. School of Technology, School of Commerce and Management, School of Applied Sciences, School of Life Science and School of Humanities and Social Sciences have incorporated the cross cutting issues relevant to Gender, Environment and Sustainability, Human Values and Professional Ethics in the curriculum.

On Gender: From the most fundamental concept of Gender to feminist philosophy and feminist thoughts; from understanding of basic concepts of gender to application of feminist research methodology; gender and its intersectionality with the social phenomenon. These elements are incorporated at varying levels in the different disciplines.

On Environment and Sustainability: The multi dimension of environment and sustainability as a cross cutting issue is carefully placed. Various themes that are focused on are: green technology in engineering and life sciences; environmental laws; pollution; low cost housing; natural resource management; waste management; environment sustainability, rural development etc.

The university’s vision explicitly mentions human values, social commitment and ethics : intellectual competence, moral uprightness, social commitment, spiritual orientation service to society. These elements are inculcated in the value system of the university community, learners on one hand and staff and faculty on the other side. Some of the human values that are integrated into the curriculum are: justice, dignity of life, peace, harmony, acceptance and respect for diversity in religion, ethnicity, culture and gender, discipline and hard work, honesty and integrity of life, commitment to society, especially the less privileged, etc..

Thus, the curriculum including the pedagogy is designed integrating these cross cutting issues pertaining to gender, environment and sustainability; and human values and professional ethics in varying degree in all the departments across the different schools.

In the School of Technology all the branches have a course in Communication skills (using English), having both theory and practice in the first and second semesters. The Extra Academic Programs (EAP) in each of first six semesters for all the B.Tech. Students of CSE, ECE, EEE, CVE and MNE, first four semesters for BCA, MCA and B.Com deal with personal growth, inter-personal relations and harmonious living, ethics and integrity of life, taking responsibility for one's life and planning for success. A 2-credit course called Thoughts that Shaped the World that deals with philosophy, religion, ethics and social issues is prescribed for all the B. Tech. students in the eighth semester.

For the MSW students almost the entire programme deals with human values, social commitment, peace and justice. A few representative examples are:

  1. Human Growth and Development

  2. Society and Social Problems

  3. Leadership and Social Responsibility

  4. Personality Development

  5. Peace Education and Conflict Management

  6. Social Justice, Human Rights and Social Legislations

  7. Governance and Community Development

  8. Development Concerns and Women Empowerment

Similarly for M.A. in Education, Psychology, Mass Communication some of the courses listed above are either compulsory or taken as an elective in the Choice Based Credit System already introduced in the university.

The detailed syllabus for all courses is attached for validation.



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

Answer: 2

1.3.2.1 How many new value-added courses are added within the last 5 years



Answer: 2
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1.3.3 Average percentage of students enrolled in the courses under 1.3.2 above

Answer: 36.18

1.3.3.1 Number of students enrolled in value-added courses imparting transferable and life skills offered year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
445 1074 587 397 166
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1.3.4 Percentage of students undertaking field projects / internships

Answer: 96.58

1.3.4.1 Number of students undertaking field projects or internships



Answer: 1975
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1.4 Feedback System
1.4.1 Structured feedback received from 1) Students, 2) Teachers, 3) Employers, 4) Alumni 5) Parents for design and review of syllabus Semester wise /year wise

Answer: A. Any 4 of above

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1.4.2 Feedback processes of the institution may be classified as follows:

Answer: B. Feedback collected, analysed and action has been taken

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2.Teaching-learning and Evaluation
2.1 Student Enrolment and Profile
2.1.1 Average percentage of students from other States and Countries during the last five years

Answer: 36.32

2.1.1.1 Number of students from other states and countries year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
775 688 531 433 247
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2.1.2 Demand Ratio(Average of last five years)

Answer: 1.38

2.1.2.1 Number of seats available year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
976 925 776 676 515
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2.1.3 Average percentage of seats filled  against seats reserved for various categories as per applicable  reservation policy during the last five years

Answer: 100

2.1.3.1 Number of actual students admitted from the reserved categories year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
362 343 286 249 190
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2.2 Catering to Student Diversity
2.2.1 The institution assesses the learning levels of the students, after admission and organises special programs for advanced learners and slow learners

Answer:

Assessment of the students

  • Initially, the students are evaluated based on their performance in the national/ state/ university level entrance examination. For PG and Doctorate programs, apart from the written examination, personal interviews are conducted to gauge their level of knowledge.
  • As a general practice, before the commencement of teaching of any course, the teachers interact with the students to ascertain their background, subject stream, medium of education, dispositions, aptitude match for the current programme, aspirations, and areas of interest, their learning needs and skills.
  • Moreover, each faculty during the class hours identifies the slow or advance learners by interacting with them.
  • During the course of time, a systematic evaluation process is used to assess the learning levels of the students. This evaluation process consist of written examination, open book test, group presentation, project, practical examination with viva, written assignment, surprise test and class performance.
  • Link for the proof of tutorial class schedule: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-xVXX5cHff9UllqU0tMbG84eVE

Special programs for slow learners

  • For the students from vernacular medium, special care is taken by conducting preliminary English learning classes so that those students are able to cope up with the rest of the classmates. The same is also provided to the students who are weak in English communication based on the feedback from the faculty members.
  • Slow learners take the advantage of tutorial classes conducted by the faculty for one to one interaction.
  • Faculty members conduct extra classes for slow learners after class hours like (after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and after 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays) in School of Management. For school of technology during a cycle there are two days with two hours common breaks during which  the teachers help the weak students to cope up with the portions they are lagging behind.
  • Faculty mentors provide their mentees one to one counselling on improvement areas.
  • Bridge course for MCA lateral students.

Special programs for advance learners

  • Short term/refresher course like basic programming skills, Web based technologies, AutoCAD, embedded systems and many more such courses by various departments of SoT are conducted.
  • Learning needs of the advance student are further fulfilled by activities such as free GATE coaching,QEEE classes, NPTEL Online Certification Course, Spoken Tutorial classes.
  • Advance learners also attend Workshops/ Seminars/ Symposiums to keep them updated on various advancements.
  • The co-curricular clubs of various departments of the University conducts special workshops to improve the hands-on skills of the students.
  • Relevant document link: 
    • https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-xVXX5cHff9R2QybVhLOXd6dWs
    • https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-xVXX5cHff9djFZYmlZNzF3Mm8
    • https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-xVXX5cHff9Um9lR2RjMWFVNWs
    • https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-xVXX5cHff9bC0xYk5JT0VIN28
    • https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-xVXX5cHff9WEk5RFVaM0ZHYk0/view?usp=sharing


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2.2.2 Student - Full time teacher  ratio

Answer: 8.93

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2.2.3 Percentage of differently abled students (Divyangjan) on rolls

Answer: 0

2.2.3.1 Number of differently abled students on rolls



Answer: 0
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2.3 Teaching- learning Process
2.3.1 Student centric methods, such as experiential learning, participative learning and problem solving methodologies are used for enhancing learning experiences

Answer:

Experiential learning

  • The final year UG/ PG students work as teaching assistant for conducting laboratory classes for their juniors which gives them an experience in the academics.
  • Some students also conduct workshop in the field in which have they have more experience and knowledge compared to their counterparts.
  • The students also take active part in organising various extra and co-curricular events which help them in developing their management skills. Special programs on Woman’s day, Silpi Divas, Independence day etc. are also conducted by them.
  • Experts from industry share their experience with the students which prepares for the real time job scenario.
  • Internships are inegrated into the course structure of both UG and PG programmes.

Participative learning

  • In participative learning, the students are given certain topics which are of utmost importance both academically and practically, they are then divided into groups and asked to read various articles or write ups and then to analyze and reflect on it. In this way they get an opportunity to conceptualize the theoretical aspects. It helps them in reflective thinking, problem solving and to logically question what was taught.
  • Students undertake group activities such as project assignments, case-study analysis which leads to participative learning. The learning outcomes of these activities are discussed and shared with the entire class.
  • They are also taken to field/ industry visits, study tours in India. It exposes them to the world of practical knowledge to hone their skills and abilities.

Problem solving methodologies

  • The university adopts student centric learning method. Along with the classroom teaching and laboratory experiment based learning, students are also involved in minor and major projects.The projects help towards enhancing the real life problem solving abilities of the students.
  • The university further follows problem solving methodologies by challenging the students with assignments on regular basis to check their level of understanding on the subject. Moreover, quizzes are held from time to time to keep the students in a competitive environment and to check the overall progress of the class.
  • Students carry out tasks like mind mapping on specific topics which helps them to widen their thinking capabilities.


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2.3.2 Average percentage of teachers using ICT for effective teaching with Learning Management Systems (LMS), E-learning resources etc.

Answer: 55.46

2.3.2.1 Number of teachers using ICT



Answer: 127
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2.3.3 Ratio of students to mentor for academic and stress related issues

Answer: 16.1

2.3.3.1 Number of mentors



Answer: 127
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2.4 Teacher Profile and Quality
2.4.1 Average percentage of full time teachers against sanctioned posts during the last five years

Answer: 78.46

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2.4.2 Average percentage of full time teachers with Ph.D. during the last five years

Answer: 23.77

2.4.2.1 Number of full time teachers with Ph.D. year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
34 33 24 22 18
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2.4.3 Average teaching experience of full time teachers in number of years

Answer: 8

2.4.3.1 Total experience of full-time teachers



Answer: 1831
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2.4.4 Average percentage of full time teachers who received awards, recognition, fellowships at State, National, International level from Government, recognised bodies during the last five years

Answer: 5.33

2.4.4.1 Number of full time teachers receiving awards from state /national /international level from Government recognised bodies year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
2 6 8 8 4
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2.4.5 Average percentage of full time teachers from other States against sanctioned posts during the last five years

Answer: 22.48

2.4.5.1 Number of full time teachers from other states year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
39 38 33 26 22
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2.5 Evaluation Process and Reforms
2.5.1 Average number of days from the date of last semester-end/ year- end examination till the declaration of  results during the last five years

Answer: 20.4

2.5.1.1 Number of days from the date of last semester-end/ year- end examination till the declaration of results year wise during the last  five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
24 22 18 18 20
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2.5.2 Average percentage of student complaints/grievances about evaluation against total number appeared in the examinations during the last five years

Answer: 3.76

2.5.2.1 Number of complaints/grievances about evaluation year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
38 18 58 62 43
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2.5.3 Average percentage of applications for revaluation leading to change in marks

Answer: 10.94

2.5.3.1 Number of applications for revaluation leading to change in marks year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
7 0 9 10 2
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2.5.4 Positive impact of reforms on the examination procedures and processes including IT integration and continuous internal assessment on the examination management system

Answer:

Positive impact on Examination procedures

  • Course wise moderation of result is done to maintain a level of uniformity in performance.
  • The final year results are declared within one month from the last day of examination to ensure that the students do not miss any opportunity in their professional career.
  • Apart from the regular examinations, special examinations for final year students are conducted immediately after declaration of the results which helps the students to clear their backlogs without losing a year.

Positive impact on IT integration

  • ERP system ensures a centralized functioning of the overall examination process (entry of marks for internal and external evaluations, attendance etc.)
  • ERP system is in place to help the students/ parents/ teachers to check the progress of the student on a regular basis.
  • Moodle quiz and spoken tutorial are the forms of online examinations that the students appear which creates IT based awareness in the students.

Continuous internal assessment

  • Continuous internal assessment system is conducted either through class tests, presentations, and assignments, non-formal assessment based on observation of individual student’s participation in group work, classroom learning and initiatives. This assessment gives enough scope to the students to improve their performance and analyze their progress on a time to time basis.


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2.5.5 Status of automation of Examination division along with approved Examination Manual

Answer: A. 100% automation of entire division & implementation of Examination Management System (EMS)

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2.6 Student Performance and Learning Outcomes
2.6.1 Program outcomes, program specific outcomes and course outcomes for all programs offered by the Institution are stated and displayed on website and communicated to teachers and students

Answer:

The Program Outcomes of our university consists in moulding graduates having the following attributes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Intellectually Competent

Our graduates will

  • have the core knowledge base in their academic field

  • have the ability to generate innovative and relevant knowledge through inquiry, critical reflection and synthesis

  • be committed to excellence in their core academic field

  • have a lifelong thirst for knowledge

2. Morally Upright

Our graduates will

  • manifest a personal conviction that justice and peace are the foundations of societal living

  • have trained their conscience to distinguish right from wrong by answering the question, “Does it contribute to justice and peace?”

  • be led by the voice of their conscience and always do what is right

3. Socially Committed

Our graduates will

  • be socially conscious, sensitive and active persons, who are committed and accountable agents of social good

  • manifest genuine concern for human values and ecological conditions

  • be committed to social justice and the dignity of all sections of society, especially the underprivileged

4. Spiritually Inspired

Our graduates will

  • have learned to live God-oriented lives

  • take personal responsibility for their choices and actions

  • be led by personal and professional standards of ethics with a commitment to integrity and honesty

5. Civically Responsible

Our graduates will

  • be responsible members of social and professional communities

  • promote democratic values and peaceful living in a multi-faceted society, with courage of conviction

Our Program Specific Outcomes are evidences for the above attributes in our graduates in the form of the following skills

  1. Knowledge Acquisition Skills

Ability to learn individually and collaboratively through a process of

  • Research

  • Critical reflection

  • Synthesis

  • Societal Skills

Commitment and accountability for social transformation in civil society and be able to:

  • Contribute to social justice

  • Be concerned for environmental sustainability

  • Enunciate and abide by standards of ethics

  • Communication Skills

Competence to

  • communicate effectively and professionally to a range of audiences.

  • articulate ideas clearly and effectively

  • use the social media to influence the society

These are detailed in our Graduate Attributes Framework document that has been officially adopted by the university. It has been uploaded under the option Any additional information - Documents : ADBU Graduate Attributes Framework.

The Values encapsulated in the Graduate Attributes Framework are further disseminated to the students through the Student Development Programs conducted every semester and through  daily  morning assemblies.

The Course Outcomes(Specified as Objectives) for each course of our university programs are specified in the handbook named “Regulations and Syllabus”.  We communicate these to our students by giving a copy of this book to each students on admission to the University. The teachers of a particular course refer to these expected course outcomes in their classes



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

Answer:

The top management has a clear vision to ensure that all our courses remain socially and economically relevant over time. The specific initiatives/measures taken up by the institution are noted below.

Attainment of Social relevance

The University strives to uphold its mission in moulding students into disciplined citizens with intellectual, emotional and spiritual balance. Courses having social relevance are offered either as part of the programme curriculum or as enrichment courses/value-added programmes.

Attainment of Economic relevance

Student placements:

  • Training & Placement cell organizes campus interviews to provide job opportunities to the students.
  • It has collaboration with organizations/companies/institutions to ensure that the students are exposed to research activities and various technological advancements.
  • Eligible alumni are given top priority in recruitment in our group of institutions.

Entrepreneurship:

  • Entrepreneurship awareness camp are being organized in collaboration with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad and sponsored by DST, Govt. of India. 
  • Conduct various value added certificate courses and summer training programmes which encourage self-employment.
  • Management based subjects are introduced in the regular curriculum of the students to give them an idea on how to manage and run entrepreneurial venture.

Attainment of Innovation and research aptitude

  • Collaborative research project for MTech students with Bangkok University, Thailand.
  • Collaborative projects with Tezpur University, Gauhati University, National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), a unit of the National Science & Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand, and Center of Research in Optoelectronics, Communication and Constrol Systems (CROCCS), Bangkok University etc.
  • Preparation of survey report by the department of Social Work and the department of Psychology in collaboration with Ashadeep – A Mental Health Society on Strengthening and Expanding Interventions for Persons with Mental Disorders in the North-East Region, Phase- III
  • The students of the University takes part in research projects, seminar/ conference/ workshop and presentation of papers at various levels

Evaluation of attainment by institution

  • The IQAC of Assam Don Bosco University has been established to develop a mechanism to build and ensure a culture of quality in the University.
  • The IQAC members who are from various sectors such as Administration, Faculty, Management, Technical Staff, Alumni, student, stakeholders, external experts give their feedback on the various activities of the university.
  • Based on the feedback of the IQAC member’s further line of action for the upcoming academic year is drawn to ensure improvement and development in the existing system.
  • The relevance of the programmes offered by the university is ensured by periodically updating the course content and design courses through respective boards of studies in all programmes and their approval by the academic council of the University.
  • The performance of the final year students, placement records and success rate in various competitive exams such as GATE, NET, SLET, GRE, TOEFL are also considered as indicators of attainment of the various objectives.


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2.6.3 Average pass percentage of Students 

Answer: 99.45

2.6.3.1 Total number of final year students  who passed the university examination



Answer: 1815
2.6.3.2 Total number of final year students who appeared for the examination



Answer: 1825
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2.7 Student Satisfaction Survey
2.7.1 Online student satisfaction survey regarding teaching learning process

Answer:

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3.Research, Innovations and Extension
3.1 Promotion of Research and Facilities
3.1.1 The institution has a well defined policy for promotion of research and the same is uploaded on the institutional website

Answer: Yes

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3.1.2 The institution provides seed money to its teachers for research (average per year)

Answer: 2.64

3.1.2.1 The amount of seed money provided by institution to its faculty year wise during last five years(INR in lakhs)



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
2.0 3.97 2.24 2.39 2.62
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3.1.3 Number of teachers awarded international fellowship for advanced studies/ research  during the last five years

Answer: 2

3.1.3.1 The number of teachers awarded international fellowship for advanced studies / research year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
2 0 0 0 0
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3.1.4 Number of JRFs, SRFs, Post Doctoral Fellows, Research Associates, other research fellows in the university enrolled during the last five years

Answer: 17

3.1.4.1 The Number of JRFs, SRFs, Post Doctoral Fellows, Research Associates and other research fellows in the university enrolled year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
10 0 3 2 2
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3.1.5 University has the following facilities

  1. Central Instrumentation Centre
  2. Animal House/Green House / Museum
  3. Central Fabrication facility
  4. Media laboratory/Business Lab/Studios
  5. Research/Statistical Databases
Answer: Any four facilities exist

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3.1.6 Percentage of departments with UGC-SAP, CAS, DST-FIST, DBT, ICSSR and other similar recognitions by government agency

Answer: 27.78

3.1.6.1 The Number of departments with UGC-SAP, CAS, DST-FIST ,DBT,ICSSR  and other similar recognitions by government agency



Answer: 5
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3.2 Resource Mobilization for Research
3.2.1 Grants for research projects sponsored by the non-government sources such as industry, corporate houses, international bodies, endowments, Chairs in the institution during the last five years(INR in lakhs)

Answer: 5.16

3.2.1.1 Total Grants for research projects sponsored by the non-government sources such as industry, corporate houses, international bodies, endowments, Chairs in the institution year wise during last five years(INR in lakhs)



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
0 2.90 0 2.26 0
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3.2.2 Grants for research projects sponsored by the government sources during the last five years

Answer: 248.1

3.2.2.1 Total Grants for research projects sponsored by the government sources year wise during last five years(INR in lakhs)



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
56.741 92.14 48.50 6.80 43.92
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3.2.3 Average number of research projects per teacher funded by government and non-government agencies during the last five years

Answer: 0.08

3.2.3.1 Number of research projects  funded by government and non-government agencies during last five years



Answer: 13
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3.3 Innovation Ecosystem
3.3.1 Institution has created an eco system for innovations including Incubation centre and other initiatives for creation and transfer of knowledge

Answer:

The academic and research expertise of the University continually contribute to the innovation ecosystem through breakthrough solutions for solving critical problems, improving lives and creating jobs.

Centre for Fabrication and Research in Nanotechnology

  • The Centre of Fabrication and Research in Nano Technology has devised a solar powered water purifying system to provide potable water in a rural environment. The water purifier will be using green technology for filtration and purification of ground and surface water.. Interested educated and unemployed village youths will be given training on installation and maintenance of domestic units for use in their villages. This can also be a source of earning for the villagers. A “Navratna” Public Sector Unit has expressed interest in this device for installation in their Corporate Social Responsibility Projects.
  • The Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship has commissioned 2 fruit dryers (Refer Annexure- Work Order Fruit Dryer) developed by the Centre for operation in their rural economy development projects. The solar powered fruit dryer comprises of drying trays coated with antifungal and antibacterial nanomaterial. There are ongoing discussions for 10 more fruit dryers to be commissioned from the Centre.

School of Technology

  • The School of Technology conducted a hands-on training program in fabrication of Solar Powered LED Lamps as a part of its Social Commitment programme in job skilling for unemployed youth. The LED lamps have solar panels which are used to charge the batteries using sunlight. The system also has the provision of charging the battery electrically. A kit containing the tools required for designing the system was presented to each participant to enable production of solar powered LED lamps at low scale and sell them to consumers in the rural areas where electricity supply is erratic and irregular.

School of Life Sciences

  • The Organic Research Laboratory in Life Sciences is involved in the development of synthetic strategies for novel anti-malarial drugs and the bio-efficacy of these novel molecular architectures are being evaluated by a group of Scientists at the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow under a Twinning Project funded by the Department of Biotechnology (GOI).
  • Agar wood, a medicinal and aromatic plant of North East India is being studied under BIRAC-DBT funded innovation project (BioTech Ignition Grant). The fermentative potential for qualitative improvement of Agar Wood oil aroma is underway in collaboration with CSIR-NCL, Pune, IASST-Guwahati and Aroma Industries incubated in Guwahati Biotech Park (IIT, Guwahati Campus). A start-up company is envisaged in the project. ASTEC-Government of Assam has also sanctioned a project on micro-propagation and enhancement of seen viability in Agar wood with the objective of multiplication of elite germplasm thereby popularizing Agar wood cultivation among rural community.

Inter-disciplinary collaboration

  • An interdisciplinary collaboration between Life Sciences, Civil Engineering and Nanotechnology disciplines of the University is working towards development of green nanomaterials and fungal based composites as structural material.
  • Interdisciplinary research between Life Sciences and Nanotechnology address the concerns regarding nanomaterial toxicity on biological systems is also being studied considering seed germination as a parameter.

Start-ups

  • Additionally, 5 start ups have been incubated in the campus offering services and consultancy in current developments in Information Technology and Nanotechnology.


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3.3.2 Number of workshops/seminars conducted on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Industry - Academia Innovative practices during the last five years

Answer: 2

3.3.2.1 Total number of workshops/seminars conducted on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Industry-Academia Innovative practices year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
2 0 0 0 0
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3.3.3 Number of awards for innovation won by institution/ teachers/ research scholars/students during the last five years

Answer: 13

3.3.3.1 Total number of awards for innovation won by institution/teachers/research scholars/students year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
0 3 7 2 1
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3.3.4 Number of start-ups incubated on campus during the last five years

Answer: 5

3.3.4.1 Total number of start-ups incubated on campus year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
2 1 0 1 1
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3.4 Research Publications and Awards
3.4.1 The institution has a stated Code of Ethics to check malpractices and plagiarism in Research

Answer: Yes

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3.4.2 The institution provides incentives to teachers who receive state, national and international recognition/awards

Answer: Yes

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3.4.3 Number of Patents published/awarded during the last five years

Answer: 2

3.4.3.1 Total number of  Patents published/awarded year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
0 1 1 0 0
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3.4.4 Number  of Ph.D.s awarded per teacher during the last five years

Answer: 0.64

3.4.4.1 How many Ph.Ds are awarded within last 5 years



Answer: 18
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3.4.5 Number of research papers per teacher in the Journals notified on UGC website during the last five years

Answer: 0.54

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



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
36 81 47 42 81
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3.4.6 Number of books and chapters in edited volumes / books published, and papers in national/international conference-proceedings per teacher during the last five years

Answer: 0.4

3.4.6.1 Total number of books and chapters in edited volumes / books published, and papers in national/international conference-proceedings year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
22 51 40 46 50
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3.4.7 Bibliometrics of the publications during the last five years based on average citation index in Scopus/ Web of Science or PubMed/ Indian Citation Index

Answer: 1.93

3.4.7.1 Total number of citations received by publications in the last 5 years, which are included in online databases such as SCOPUS, web of science or PubMed/ Indian Citation Index



Answer: 378
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3.4.8 Bibliometrics of the publications during the last five years based on Scopus/ Web of Science - h-index of the Institution

Answer: 11.93

3.4.8.1 Number of citations received by individual research publications in last 5 years



Answer: 346
3.4.8.2 Number of publications receiving proportionately maximum number of citation in last five years



Answer: 29
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3.5 Consultancy
3.5.1 Institution has a policy on consultancy including revenue sharing between the institution and the individual

Answer: Yes

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3.5.2 Revenue generated from consultancy during the last five years

Answer: 3.88

3.5.2.1 Total amount generated from consultancy year wise during last five years (INR in lakhs)



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
2.06 0 1.42 0.4 0
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3.5.3 Revenue generated from corporate training by the institution during the last five years

Answer: 242.6

3.5.3.1 Total amount  generated from corporate training by the institution year wise during last five years (INR in lakhs)



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
0 1.80 114.60 58.66 67.54
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3.6 Extension Activities
3.6.1 Extension activities in the neighbourhood community in terms of impact and  sensitising students to social issues and holistic development during the last five years

Answer:

Assam Don Bosco University is actively involved in extension activities in the villages adjacent to the different campuses. Some of the activities during the last 5 years are listed below:

  • Swabalamban, a free skill development training program was introduced by the School of Technology (SoT) in the Azara Campus in 2014. The objective of this program is to train educated unemployed youth with skills to earn a livelihood. This program is held every year and the trainings included house wiring, inverter making and installation as well as maintenance, solar powered chargeable LED lamps, Desk top publishing and masonry.

  • One day sensitization program was organized by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences on Participatory Photography among the community members of Amguri Village, Sonapur. The purpose of this activity was to exploit the accessibility of photography where community members take pictures of them, choose, share and reflect on their own perspectives in order to explore their surroundings, foster debate and consequently introduce change in their own communities. Another one day photography workshop was conducted together with Canon India Pvt. Ltd. for the students of neighbouring schools and college to promote photography both as a hobby and a career prospect.

  • VanitAgrata, the Women Empowerment cell of the Department of CSE & IT, SoT has organized one-day training by giving a one-day hands-on training on 'Basic Computer Fundamentals' to lady faculty members of Rangmahal High School, North Guwahati in November 2015. The primary objective was to carry out a drive towards social commitment by providing basic computer literacy in remote area to school teachers so as to make them able to use computers and related technology efficiently. The second such workshop included ladies from the locality adjoining the ADBU campus at Azara in November 2016.

  • The Mass Communication department organized an e-event Shout Out To green World to create awareness about environment on the occasion of World Earth Day which received worldwide response from Asia, Africa and Europe.

  • The Social Work Department organized Make Me Smile in collaboration with Child Friendly Guwahati and Snehalaya to create awareness about the plight of street children in Guwahati. Almost 100 street children participated in the program which was attended by religious leaders, bureaucrats and members of civil society. Students organized a street play in Shillong to create awareness about cleanliness together with a photography competition on the theme Clean Shillong Green Shillong.

  • Swastyayan was started in 2013 by the Department of Social Work for extending support and motivation among the children of communities in Azara Gaon Panchayat. It mainly aimed at providing them with tutorials in subjects like Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences and English, besides taking care of their growth and developmental needs as adolescents in a climate of rapidly changing and often hostile environments.

  • The University hosted a tree plantation drive in the surrounding community of the university. The saplings were donated by the Dept. of Forest, Govt. of Assam

  • Department of CSE & IT conducted a Workshop cum Training Program on Computer Literacy for the students of Jalukbari Higher Secondary School, Guwahati in April 2016.



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3.6.2 Number of awards and recognitions received for extension activities from Government /recognised bodies during the last five years

Answer: 2

3.6.2.1 Total number of awards and recognition received for extension activities from Government /recognised bodies year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
2 0 0 0 0
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3.6.3 Number of extension and outreach programs conducted in collaboration with industry, community and Non-Government Organisations through NSS/NCC/Red cross/YRC etc., during the last five years

Answer: 17

3.6.3.1 Number of extension and outreach programs conducted in collaboration with industry,community and Non-Government Organisations through NSS/NCC/Red cross/YRC etc.,year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
6 4 2 3 2
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3.6.4 Average percentage of students participating in extension activities with Government Organisations,  Non-Government Organisations and programs such as Swachh Bharat, Aids Awareness, Gender Issue, etc. during the last five years

Answer: 21.15

3.6.4.1 Total number of students participating in extension activities with Government Organisations, Non-Government Organisations and programs such as Swachh Bharat, Aids Awareness, Gender Issue, etc. year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
176 71 1030 180 52
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3.7 Collaboration
3.7.1 Number of Collaborative activities for  research, faculty exchange, student exchange per year

Answer: 4.4

3.7.1.1 Total number of Collaborative activities for  research, faculty exchange, student exchange year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
3 9 1 2 7
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3.7.2 Number of linkages with institutions/industries for internship, on-the-job training, project work, sharing of research facilities etc. during the last five years

Answer: 33

3.7.2.1 Number of linkages for faculty exchange, student exchange, internship, field trip, on-the-job training, research, etc year-wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
10 8 3 2 10
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3.7.3 Number of functional MoUs with institutions of national, international importance, other universities, industries, corporate houses etc. during the last five years

(only functional MoUs with ongoing activities to be considered)

Answer: 38

3.7.3.1 Number of functional MoUs with institutions of national, international importance, other universities, industries, corporate houses etc. year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
9 10 5 7 7
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4.Infrastructure and Learning Resources
4.1 Physical Facilities
4.1.1 The institution has adequate facilities for teaching - learning. viz., classrooms, laboratories, computing equipment, etc

Answer:
  • All the departments have well-furnished separate cabins for the faculty members with the atmosphere conducive for regular interaction with the students who come for counseling, guidance and clarifications.
  • Internet facility is available in the faculty cabins with LAN connections, in addition to the Wi-Fi enabled for all the campuses.

  • The students can access the internet in the computation centre as well as the Wi-Fi available in all the campuses. The internet facility is also provided in all the hostels.

  • Apart from central library, each department has utility based library.

  • ADBU has 66 (33+28+5) classrooms, out of which 63 are with the ICT facility.

  • Faculty Members are given a laptop/notebook as a teaching-learning tool.

Annexures

  • Annexure 4.1.1 A: Campus-wise classroom details
  • Annexure 4.1.1 B: Details of laboratories and equipment department wise
  • Annexure 4.1.1 C: Azara Campus - Computing facilities (hardware and software)
  • Annexure 4.1.1 D: Tapesia Campus - Computing facilities (hardware and software)
  • Annexure 4.1.1 E: Kharghuli Campus - Computing facilities (hardware and software)
  • Annexure 4.1.1 F: AICTE deficiency report for B.Tech., MCA, M.Tech. (as a proof of adequacy of facilities as per the minimum specified requirement)
  • Annexure 4.1.1 G: AICTE deficiency report for MBA (as a proof of adequacy of facilities as per the minimum specified requirement)


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

Answer:
  • Sports facilities for students such as Basketball court, Football ground, Volleyball court, Table Tennis boards, Indoor Badminton court etc. are provided.

  • There are sufficient numbers of atriums, conference halls, auditoriums, amphitheaters for organising cultural, literary and indoor sports events.

  • The whole campus is equipped with facilities such as elevators (lifts), washrooms for differently-abled students/staff.

  • Each floor is facilitated with water purifier/cooler for students/staff members.

  • Each campus has separate common rooms for boys and girls. These rooms are facilitated with indoor games such as table tennis, carom, etc.

  • The university has separate Infirmary for male and female with qualified healthcare coordinators.

  • Separate Hostels for boys and girls in all campuses.

  • Campuses are under the surveillance of CCTV cameras.

  • Ambulance service under project ‘CHILD’.

Sport/cultural facility campus-wise

  • Azara Campus

    • Auditorium (1)

    • Atrium (1)

    • Conference hall (1)

    • Basketball courts (2)

    • Badminton courts (5)

    • Boys and Girls common rooms with indoor games facility like Table tennis, carom, etc.

    • Football ground based on requirement [Udayan field], (Sample Permission document attached as Annexure 4.1.2 A)

    • Gymnasium (2)

  • Tapesia

    • Basketball court (3)

    • Badminton court (6)

    • Football ground (1)

    • Table tennis, carom, etc for indoor games

    • Auditorium with 300+ capacity (2 + 2 = 4)

    • Conference hall (1 + 2 = 3)

    • Atrium (1)

    • Gymnasium

    • Amphitheatre (4)

  • The Kharghuli Campus has the following:

    • Amphitheatre with capacity of more than 500 spectators (1)

    • Auditorium (2)

    • Basketball court (1)

    • Table tennis, carom, etc. for indoor games

    • Gymnasium with an indoor hall for tennis and carom, etc.

Annexures

  • Annexure 4.1.2 A : Sample Permission letter for Udayan Field
  • Annexure 4.1.2 B : Facility details- Campus wise
  • Annexure 4.1.1 H: Built-up Area Statement - Tapesia Campus
  • Annexure 4.1.1 I: Facilities and Utilities - Tapesia Campus


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4.1.3 Percentage of classrooms and seminar halls with ICT - enabled facilities such as smart class, LMS, etc

Answer: 86.3

4.1.3.1 Number of classrooms and seminar halls with ICT facilities



Answer: 63
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4.1.4 Average percentage of budget allocation, excluding salary for infrastructure augmentation during the last five years.

Answer: 50.86

4.1.4.1 Budget allocation for infrastructure augmentation, excluding salary year wise during last five years (INR in lakhs)



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
1000 1000 1000 433 923
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4.2 Library as a Learning Resource
4.2.1 Library is automated using Integrated Library Management System  (ILMS)

Answer:

Assam Don Bosco University Library

Assam Don Bosco University Library comprises of three constituent libraries of three different campuses, i.e. Azara Campus library, Tapesia Campus Library & Kharguli Campus Library. All the three libraries are headed by three Librarians in a common platform of Asaam Don Bosco University Library. Since the libraries are situated in different locations we have been working to establish the central library in a virtual platform using integrated library management software. At present the Tapesia Campus library and Azara campus library function in a common library management server, the process of incorporating the Kharguli Campus library on the same platform is going on and yet to complete within a short period. Apart from their functionally and routines, all the resources are available in single centralised platform which is the Virtual Central Library of Assam Don Bosco University.

Details of Library Automation is provided below:

Details

Azara Campus

Tapesia Campus

Kharguli Campus

ADBU Library

Name of ILMS

Koha

Koha

Koha

Koha

Nature of Automation

Partially (Circulation, OPAC, Cataloguing, Patron

Management)

Partially (Circulation, OPAC, Cataloguing, Patron

Management)

Partially (Circulation,

OPAC, Cataloguing, Patron Management)

Partially (Circulation, OPAC, Cataloguing,

Patron Management)

Version

3.16 Upgraded to 16.05

16.05

3.22 upgraded to 16.05

16.05

year of automation

2009

2016

2013

 

Library OPAC Access

Link : 192.168.63.110 (in house access)

Link: 14.139.209.89 (online/remote access)



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4.2.2 Collection of rare books, manuscripts, special reports or any other knowledge resource for library enrichment

Answer:

Assam Don Bosco University library has a good collection of resources available for its users, Details as given below:

At present the library does not have any manuscript or rare books collections.

Item

Campus

 

Azara

Tapesia

Kharghuli

Total

Text Books

13264 + 909* =

14173

2918 + 857* = 3775

4808

22756

Reference Books

1444

1444

Periodicals

76

76

Thesis

13

13

Under Graduate/Post Graduate final year project reports

171

402

498

1071

*Books added to the library in the month of September 2017



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4.2.3 Does the institution have the following

  1. e-journals
  2. e-ShodhSindhu
  3. Shodhganga Membership
  4. e-books
  5. Databases
Answer: Any 4 of the above

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4.2.4 Average annual expenditure for purchase of  books and journals  during the last five years (INR in lakhs)

Answer: 22.04

4.2.4.1 Annual expenditure for purchase of  books and journals  year wise during last five years (INR in lakhs)



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
17.75 28.81 24.69 21.50 17.45
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4.2.5 Availability of remote access to e-resources of the library

Answer: Yes

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4.2.6 Percentage per day usage of library by teachers and students

Answer: 12.23

4.2.6.1 Number of teachers and students using library per day over last one year



Answer: 278
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4.2.7 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
Answer: Any 2 of the above

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4.3 IT Infrastructure
4.3.1 Institution frequently updates its IT facilities including Wi-Fi

Answer:
  • The University provides its students with state of the art, well-furnished computer labs, with 577 computers exclusively for students; computing centres with internet enabled computers to serve the day-to-day computing needs of students;

  • Language labs with student consoles and language lab software and digitized audio and video material to develop interactive language skills.

  • Internet at a speed of 1 Gbps access for internet browsing requirements. All the campuses are wi-fi enabled.

  • The university is connected to NKN network, which provides access to a large number of libraries, online lectures, archived lectures of various IITs, virtual classrooms and many more facilities available under NKN.

  • An ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) implementation ensures that all processes within the university are computerised and information is readily accessible to authorised users (administrators, faculty and students).

  • At Tapesia campus, students and staff members are provided with mobile connection at subsidised rate. Also the service provider provides free calling facility within the closed user group.

Annexures

  • Annexure 4.3.1 A – ADBU IT Policy
  • Annexure 4.3.1 B – ABDU computing facilities (i.e., hardware and software.)
  • Annexure 4.1.1 B – ABDU Laboratories and Equipment (Department-wise) [same annexure as in 4.1.1 B]
  • Annexure 4.1.1 C – ADBU IT infrastructure - Azara Campus [same annexure as in 4.1.1 C]
  • Annexure 4.1.1 D– ADBU IT infrastructure - Tapesia Campus [same annexure as in 4.1.1 D]
  • Annexure 4.1.1 E– ADBU IT infrastructure –Kharghuli Campus [same annexure as in 4.1.1 E]


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4.3.2 Student - Computer ratio

Answer: 3.54

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4.3.3 Available bandwidth of internet connection in the Institution (Lease line)

Answer: ≥1 GBPS

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4.3.4 Facilities for e-content development such as Media Centre, Recording facility, Lecture Capturing System (LCS)

Answer: Yes

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4.4 Maintenance of Campus Infrastructure
4.4.1 Average Expenditure incurred on maintenance of  physical facilities and academic support facilities excluding salary component, as a percentage during the last five years

Answer: 23.02

4.4.1.1 Expenditure incurred on  maintenance of  physical facilities and academic support facilities excluding salary component year wise during last five years (INR in lakhs)



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
518.51 439.64 424.63 323.81 237.03
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4.4.2 There are established systems and procedures for maintaining and utilizing physical, academic and support facilities - laboratory, library, sports complex, computers, classrooms etc.

Answer:
  • The University has a Development Officer for overseeing the maintenance of buildings, classrooms and laboratories. He works in with a group of dedicated maintenance and support staff to ensure that the buildings, equipments, and all other infrastructural facilities of the University are continually kept in good condition. It is his responsibility to ensure the cleanliness of the facilities and the surroundings.

  • The development officer also coordinates the university’s efforts for disaster preparedness (like fire, earthquake, etc). He is responsible for conducting mock drills with staff and students for disaster preparedness. Apart from the indoor facilities, he also sees to the maintenance of the outdoor areas such as- playground, parking areas, lawns, gardens etc.

  • Infrastructure related problems are attended to promptly by the maintenance staff under the supervision of the Development officer. A series of process maps and SOPs have been developed for maintenance and various purchase activities connected to infrastructural maintenance.

  • As a policy, faculty members, staff, lab assistants, drivers and other service personnel are given responsibility to maintain the equipments under their supervision and report to the Development officer if additional maintenance assistance is required for those equipments.

  • Any incident beyond the scope of SOP is reported to the Development Officer, who assigns the task to a team of capable and dedicated maintenance personnel within the university itself.

  • External equipment manufacturers are referred to when efforts within the university fail.

  • For maintenance of equipment, computer, elevators, etc., the university has AMC with relevant agency.



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5.Student Support and Progression
5.1 Student Support
5.1.1 Average percentage of students benefited by scholarships and freeships provided by the Government during the last five years

Answer: 12.66

5.1.1.1 Number of students benefited by scholarships and freeships provided by the Government year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
30 148 50 401 214
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5.1.2 Average percentage of students benefited by scholarships, freeships, etc. provided by the institution besides government schemes during the last five years

Answer: 2.8

5.1.2.1 Total number of students benefited by scholarships, freeships, etc provided by the institution besides government schemes year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
111 67 44 0 0
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5.1.3 Number of capability enhancement and development schemes –

  1. Guidance for competitive examinations
  2. Career Counselling
  3. Soft skill development
  4. Remedial coaching
  5. Language lab
  6. Bridge courses
  7. Yoga and Meditation
  8. Personal Counselling
Answer: 7 or more of the above

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5.1.4 Average percentage of students benefited by guidance for competitive examinations and career counselling offered by the institution during the last five years

Answer: 24.77

5.1.4.1  Number of students benefited by guidance for competitive examinations and career counselling offered by the institution year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
322 432 426 270 304
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5.1.5 The institution has an active international students cell to cater to the requirements of foreign students

Answer:

The Assam Don Bosco University enables higher education possible for students from SAARC, Asian, African and other countries to all Undergraduate and Post graduate Programmes offered in the University. The Office of the International Student Affairs of the University provides guidance and support to all enrolled students.

Following services are provided to the students:

  1. Consultations with students and scholars on immigration and visa matters
  2. Conducting orientation and events to foster social and cultural adjustment
  3. Specialized Counselling on social issues through the University Counselling Center

Admission and Visa Application

The University makes arrangements for conducting entrance tests and personal interviews to all who apply to the choice of programme of study. Once admitted, the University provides necessary documents required for VISA application.

Residential Permit

Every student is required to apply for a Residential Permit within 14 days of arrival in India and are directed to contact the Office of International Student Affairs at the earliest on arrival with their Passport and Visa.

Living at Don Bosco University

The University has three campuses located at different places in Guwahati. The campus where you live depends on your subject choice. The University’s main campus – Tapesia Campus is located at Tapesia Gardens, off National Highway 37, and is 42 km away from Guwahati Airport. This campus hosts the Schools of Life Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences and Fundamental & Applied Sciences.

The Azara Campus located near Guwahati Airport (5 km) hosts the School of Technology and the Kharguli Campus hosts the School of Commerce and Management and is located on the river bank of Brahmaputra, 31.2 km from the Airport.

Each Campus offers a number of opportunities to the students to get involved in various curricular and extra-curricular activities along with the regular studies.

The University has an active international student’s cell to cater to the requirements of foreign students.



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5.1.6 The institution has a transparent mechanism for timely redressal of student grievances including sexual harassment and ragging cases

Answer: Yes

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5.2 Student Progression
5.2.1 Average percentage of placement of outgoing students during the last five years

Answer: 41.47

5.2.1.1 Number of outgoing students placed year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
101 174 162 140 111
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5.2.2 Percentage of student progression to higher education (previous graduating batch)

Answer: 6.88

5.2.2.1 Number of outgoing students progressing to higher education



Answer: 28
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5.2.3 Average percentage of students qualifying in state/ national/ international level examinations during the last five years (eg: NET/SLET/GATE/GMAT/CAT,  GRE/TOFEL/Civil Services/State government examinations)

Answer: 11.97

5.2.3.1 Number of students qualifying in state/ national/ international level examinations (eg: NET/SLET/GATE/GMAT/CAT, GRE/TOFEL/Civil Services/State government examinations) year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
18 14 11 12 31
5.2.3.2 Number of students appearing in state/ national/ international level examinations (eg: NET/SLET/GATE/GMAT/CAT, GRE/TOFEL/Civil Services/State government examinations) year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
159 131 107 168 152
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5.3 Student Participation and Activities
5.3.1 Number of awards/medals for  outstanding performance in sports/cultural activities at  national/international level (award for a team event should be counted as one) during the last five years

Answer: 266

5.3.1.1 Number of awards/medals for outstanding performance in sports/cultural activities at  national/international level (award for a team event should be counted as one) year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
79 86 54 18 29
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5.3.2 Presence of an active Student Council & representation of students on academic & administrative bodies/committees of the institution

Answer:

The University Association comprising of students from various schools is a representative body of the University community. It endeavors to take advantage of every opportunity to create and sustain an environment that nurtures life in its fullness, for every member of its community and set it on the path of excellence. The University believes that progress is possible only with the involvement of all the stakeholders in the Institute- the students, the staff, the faculty and the management.

ADBU has unique policy of constituting a combined School association for all its schools. This association includes the representative body of students along with members from management, administration, faculty members and staff members. The student body is formed with the class representatives from every class. There are two representatives, one male and one female, who are elected or selected by the students of every class. The student body is headed by three key leaders. Viz;        

  1. Student coordinator
  2. Assistant student coordinator (Men)
  3. Assistant student coordinator (Women)

These three leaders are elected by all the Class Representatives (CRs) for one academic session.

The CRs take the leading role in all the day to day activities in the class. Any matter related to academics and administration are referred by the CRs to appropriate authority as and when it becomes necessary. The CRs are also the members of the training and placement cell of the university.

The student coordinator and assistant student coordinator are members of the disciplinary committee and the core committee of the University association. Thus, they, on behalf of the whole student community take part in the decision making.

Other than the three student coordinators all other CRs are appointed as liasoning representatives with sets of co-curricular and extra-curricular clubs of the school to play a decisive role in the planning and execution of the club activities.

Every club has its own student executive body which functions or operates under the guidance of faculty members as faculty advisor and club mentor.



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5.3.3 Average number of sports and cultural activities / competitions organised at the institution level per year

Answer: 14

5.3.3.1 Number of sports and cultural activities / competitions organised at the institution level year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
24 18 12 12 4
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5.4 Alumni Engagement
5.4.1 The Alumni Association/Chapters (registered and functional) contributes significantly to the development of the institution through financial and non financial means during the last five years

Answer:

The Assam Don Bosco University Alumni Association (AAA) came into being in April, 2014 and since then has been actively involved in the various activities related to the Alumni of the University. The General activities of the ADBU Alumni Association include the following:

  1. Creation, updation and maintenance of ADBU Alumni Database 
  2. Uploading ADBU alumni database
  3. Updating the alumni of ADBU with the developmental activities of the University.
  4. Assist the University for arranging talks from the alumni and other corporate sectors.
  5. Promoting student, alumni and faculty interaction.
  6. Involving the alumni in social activities.

List of Activities:

  1. First General Assembly (27 April 2014)
  2. Visit to “Missionaries of Charity-Mother Teresa”, “Shanti Dan”, Khanamukh, Lankeshwar, Guwahati on 16th August 2015
  3. Invited Talk by Ayush Tak
    • Mr. Ayush Tak of 2009-2013 BTech batches from the branch of Computer Science and Engineering addressed ADBU Community’s common morning assembly on 18th November. He was hired for job in the 7th semester itself. He did his job internship in Bangalore and proceeded to US for MS. He told students who were eager to hear the secret of his success story saying, “ADBU took coal and made it into diamond”. Ayush explained in detail how to crack GRE (Graduate Record Examination), TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language). Ayush scored 94 percent at the first attempt itself. He also made the gathering realize the importance of curriculum knowledge and the academic grades for admissions into abroad universities. 
  4. Invited Talk by Arpit Das
    • Mr. Arpit Das of 2008-2012 BTech batches from the branch of Electrical and Electronics Engineering addressed the gathering of ADBU’s common morning assembly community. He is presently a naval officer in the Indian Navy. He shared his experience as a naval officer with the gathering. And also what skills and knowledge would take a hopeful aspirant to that particular platform.
  5. Invited Talk by Rituraj Sarma
    • Mr. Rituraj Sarma of 2008-2012 BTech batches from the branch of Computer Science Engineering addressed the gathering of ADBU’s common morning assembly community. Starting his career as an activation officer in India’s leading telecom brand named Vodafone, then as a software engineer at Tech Mahindra, he is now a Senior Data Analyst at AT&T, Seattle, Washington. In brief Rituraj shared with the gathering his journey from a student at ADBU to what he is now. He imposed on the fact that nothing is impossible to achieve if someone carries the gut, confidence, and will power.
  6. Sponsored the prize money for Marathon in Prajyukttam 2016
  7. 1st DBIM Alumni Meet of the Local Chapter of ADBU Alumni Association (Jan 28, 2017)


5.4.2 Alumni contribution during the last five years (Amount in rupees)

Answer: <5 Lakhs

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Answer: 5

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2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
1 1 1 1 1
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6.Governance, Leadership and Management
6.1 Institutional Vision and Leadership
6.1.1 The governance of the institution is reflective of an effective leadership in tune with the vision and mission of the University

Answer:

The vision of Assam Don Bosco University is:

“To mould intellectually competent, morally upright, socially committed and spiritually inspired persons at the service of India and the world of today and tomorrow, by imparting holistic and personalized education.”

Guided by this vision and leveraging its century-old expertise in education in India and abroad, Assam Don Bosco University is set on on a mission to be a centre of excellence in study and research focusing upon the following:

  • Providing easier access to higher education for the under-privileged
  • Harmonizing technical excellence with human and religious values
  • Employment-oriented courses in emerging areas of contemporary technology and service
  • 'Teacher Education' as a privileged area of interest to accelerate the pace, reach and quality of education
  • Impetus to research initiatives with practical and social relevance
  • Providing a forum for debate and research on key human issues like religion & culture, peace & justice
  • Contributing to the socio-economic development of North-East India
  • Boosting international linkages and collaboration in university education

In order to achieve its mission the faculty members are given due place of involvement in all important decisions as part of governing and executing the plans of the institution."Preferential option for the poor" has been our primary option in all our educative interventions at the school and college levels. The same choice now calls us to enter a new field to provide university studies to so many youth, disadvantaged because of poor economic and social conditions.



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6.1.2 The institution practices decentralization and participative management

Answer:

A lot many verbal discussions were done with the Vice Chancellor of the university regarding opening B Com (Professional) programme at Assam Don Bosco University and the Vice Chancellor Fr. Stephen Mavely happily initiated the new Programme from the year 2016. In this regard, a meeting was held on 30-1-2016 in the Vice Chancellor’s office to discuss starting of new programmes (B.com and integrated B.Com-M.Com) from July-2016. It was decided that the admission into the programme will be done through class twelve performance (minimum 50%), and a personal interview of the candidate.

Another meeting was convened on 5th February at 3 pm 2016 by the Vice Chancellor for the planning of timelines for different activities associated with admissions. In that meeting the detail plan was sorted out for all the programmes offered by ADBU.

The B.Com Professional and integrated M.Com programmes with specialisations in International Accounting and Finance, Finance and Investment and Banking and Insurance are being introduced at Assam Don Bosco University at its Azara Campus in response to a need for in-depth study and analysis in the areas of commerce, management and business strategies among youth and these are designed for students who are enthusiastic to learn innovative ideas in commerce and business, and to provide them a platform where they can explore their latent talents in order to meet global needs.

Apart from gaining in-depth academic and practical knowledge and hands-on experience needed to pursue a successful career in their chosen profession, students will be equipped to make a smooth transition from the classroom to the boardroom by acquiring skills and certifications that are valued by employers and hence will be industry-ready. They will develop strong teamwork, critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.

Some of the added advantages of studying these programmes at Assam Don Bosco University are:

  • Training in industry-standard accounting packages
  • Opportunities for acquiring Certifications from ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst Certification), CIPM (Certificate in Investment of Performance Measurement)
  • Soft Skills and Life Skills Training
  • Applications of Spreadsheet packages

In order to add value to the programme another value added certification course had been introduced along with the B Com course, so that students get their expected benefit out of the programme.

An MOU was signed on 27-5-2016 between ADBU and ISDC (International Skill Development Corporation, based in UK) who work in conjunction with ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, based in UK) to offer ACCA certifications.

The MOU would set in motion our plan to offer a B Com in International Finance and Accounting (with or without the benefit of additional certification by ACCA who offer exemption of 6 papers for our students who pay for and opt for acquiring ACCA Certification). The students who opt for such certification will have to pay additional fees as well as appear for 8 more papers of ACCA Certification Programme.



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6.2 Strategy Development and Deployment
6.2.1 Perspective/Strategic plan and Deployment documents are available in the institution

Answer:

An outstanding characteristic of the University has been the way it has been conceptualized over a period of 18 months through a variety of Committees that were put in place by the Sponsoring Body: Ad Hoc Committees, Core Committees, Provincial Council, Regional Council of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Salesian Provincials’ Conference of India, the Pastoral Council of North-East India and several other strategic committees.

The main issues dealt with in the developmental plans are:

  1. the vision and mission of the university - elaborately dealt with;
  2. the courses of study to be initiated in a phased manner - attention being given to their relevance, their focus on felt needs of society and the market, their capacity to mould dependable human beings;
  3. the community impact and commitment to transform society;
  4. human resource development through targeted action at recruitment, in-service training, professional enrichment opportunities, and an enlightened employee service manual etc; and,
  5. internationalisation - exploiting the experience and reach of Don Bosco Society to create a network of institutional collaborations.

A list of some of the meetings held from the time of conceptualizing the university up to the inauguration of the University is elaborately given in the ‘Report on the Don Bosco University Project – 2012’ and at the url : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1Whn0G5jMyVNzN3U3dTUHo0Rk0

The University also took the help of consultancy to prepare the Detailed Project Report for presenting to the Government of Assam: M/S Kalinga Software from Bhubaneswar. In 2015, consultants Mr. Biswadip Ghosh and Associates collaborated in preparing a Sustainability Plan for the University. The report is attached in Additional Information.



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6.2.2 Organizational structure of the University  including governing body, administrative setup, and functions of various bodies, service rules, procedures, recruitment, promotional policies as well as grievance redressal mechanism

Answer:

Internal organizational structure and decision making processes
The major bodies entrusted with the governance of the University are: the Governing Body and the Board of Management. The former largely attends to policy matters while the latter takes care of the day to day running of the University. Both the bodies have adequate representation from the stakeholders - the sponsors, the faculty, external experts and ex officio members. While matters of policy and governance are taken care of by these two bodies, academic matters are entrusted to the Academic Council which, again, has adequate representation from the stakeholders associated with academic matters.

Organogram of the University

Decision making is decentralized at different levels too: the level of Departmental Heads, Directors of Constituent Units, the Director of Research, the Director of HR, the Controller of Examinations, the Director of Finance, the Registrar and the Vice Chancellor. Frequent meetings are held at all these levels to ensure a seamless and hierarchical process.

Additionally, the Chairman of the Governing Body of the University is also the Chairman of the Governing Body of the Sponsoring Society (ex officio). Such an arrangement helps to integrate the vision of the Sponsors with the actual running of the University.

Further, staff meetings are held every month, meetings of Heads of Departments are held every other month, Boards of Studies meet as required, review meetings are held after every major event.

Every process in the University has been mapped, and SOPs have been evolved to test them and operationalize them. The IQAC set-up as an overarching body for the University and subsidiary Cells in the constituent Units keep an overview of the functioning of these various organizational instruments and bodies.

There are also other smaller structures built the overall scheme of things that take care of other organizational matters, such as Gender Amity Committee, Anti-Ragging Cell, Grievance Redressal Cell, Institutional Association, Hostel Canteen Committee etc which also play their own role in ensuring a smooth administration in the University.

Perhaps, the most outstanding feature of the internal organization is the accessibility afforded to everyone in the University to interact with all officials of the University.

Grievance Redressal

There is a graded system in place for airing and ventilating grievances both for the staff and the students.

Students

  • The students have their class representatives and the College Association to tackle complaints as the first level.
  • At the second level, they can approach the Heads of Departments and the Director who has delegated his/her responsibility to one particular staff member who takes care of student relations and complaints.

There is also a ‘Suggestions Box’ in every campus that is regularly attended to.

Faculty
The faculty their Departmental Heads at the first level, the Director at the next level, the Director of HR at the third level. If further escalation is required, the Vice Chancellor sets up ‘ad hoc committees’ to hear out the complaints and suggest remedial actions. Such cases are finally by the Vice Chancellor.



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6.2.3 Implementation of e-governance in areas of operation

  1. Planning and Development
  2. Administration
  3. Finance and Accounts
  4. Student Admission and Support
  5. Examination
Answer: All 5 of the above

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6.2.4 Effectiveness of various bodies/cells/committees is evident through minutes of meetings and implementation of their resolutions 

Answer:

An Example of the activity: Incubation of Start-ups on campus with financial assistance from Government agency.

Name of the Committee involved: ‘Entrepreneurship Development and Incubation Center (EDIC) Core Committee’.

Highlights from the Minutes of the meetings of the EDIC Core Committee

Meeting-1 (08/10/2013):

EDIC decided to work on-

  1. Creating awareness among students.
  2. Organising promotional events.
  3. Incubating Start-ups on Campus.
  4. Organising talks by external experts and sessions for each class.

Meeting-2 (08/01/2014):

EDIC discussed on organisation of 3-day awareness workshop on Entrepreneurship Development sponsored by DST from 30th January to 1st February, 2014.

Meeting-3 (18/01/2014)

EDIC decided on-

  1. Formation of response team for projects in line for immediate implementation through EDIC.
  2. Identifying target sectors for incubation of possible start-ups.
  3. Guiding student groups doing mini/major projects having potential for start-ups.

Meeting-4 (28/02/2014)

EDIC discussed about the ongoing student projects and analysed their feasibility to be converted into products and scope of their commercialisation.

Example-1 of effectiveness: A start-up sanction letter was issued to Ajayananda Chetia on 17.03.2014 for his on campus start-up named ‘Draco Designs’, a design and brand consultancy.

Example-2 of effectiveness: MoU was signed with Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) to support Entrepreneurship Development and Incubation Center located at and hosted by Don Bosco College of Engineering and Technology, Airport Road, Azara, Guwahati-781017, Assam, India based on a request made by the Entrepreneurship Development and Incubation Center and after obtaining necessary approvals. The MoU mentioned that the Government shall provide Rs. 62.5 lakh (@ Rs. 6.25 lakh per idea) to Entrepreneurship Development and Incubation Center towards supporting ten Entrepreneur / incubatees for costs relating to technology fee, guidance fee for mentors/handholding persons, hiring or leasing cost of machinery / equipment / instruments or related services, office facilities (like telephone, fax, computers etc), infrastructural facilities (accommodation charges, utilities), etc. In addition, Entrepreneurship Development and Incubation Center shall receive Rs. 37,800 per idea towards up-gradation of its infrastructure and orientation / training.

Meeting-5 (10/08/2015)

EDIC did analysis and discussion on the viability of projects submitted for getting funds under MSME scheme for providing support for Entrepreneurial and Managerial development of Entrepreneurs through incubators.

Meeting-6 (27/10/2015), Meeting-7 (19/11/2015), Meeting-8 (21/01/2016), Meeting-9 (27/02/2016):

Analysis and discussion were done on the viability of the student projects for getting financial assistance under MSME initiative.

Example-3 of effectiveness: A start-up sanction letter was issued to Sagar Basumatary on 29.01.2017 for his on campus start-up named ‘Anisoft Media’, an IT enabled service.

Example-4 of effectiveness: A start-up sanction letter was issued to Sunandan Baruah on 05.02.2017 for his on campus start-up named ‘Globinno Engineering Solutions’.

Meeting-10 (28/03/2017):

Identified few ongoing projects which can be taken up for entrepreneurial activities.

The minutes of the meetings of EDIC as well as the MoU with MSME are available at:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9qQWpdD5pHqdzRGeUhjOVc3RDQ

Empanelment of the University under the Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship as a Project Institute.



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6.3 Faculty Empowerment Strategies
6.3.1 The institution has effective welfare measures for teaching and non-teaching staff

Answer:

1. Infrastructure:

  • Teaching and Non-Teaching
  • Hygienic working environment
  • Well maintained, individual work stations

2. Increments:

  • Teaching
    • Annual and special increments on emoluments
    • 3 increments on award of PhD
    • 2 increment for M.Phil or M.Tech qualification
  • Non-Teaching
    • Annual and special increments on emoluments 

3. Leave 

  • Teaching
    • Vacation leave based on academic calendar
    • Casual, Maternity and Sick Leave as per policy
    • Paternity leave for male employees
    • Duty leave for attending conferences, congresses, symposia and seminars, delivering lectures in institutes and colleges
    • Special leave for exigencies which may arise
  • Non-Teaching
    • Casual, Maternity and Sick Leave as per policy
    • Paternity leave for male employees
    • Earned leave which can be availed during the time of vacation period in the academic calendar of the University
    • Special leave for exigencies which may arise

4. Personal and Professional Development:

  • Teaching
    • A Professional Development Fund Allowance of  up to an amount of Rs.1 lakh per faculty as per the policy to motivate research, cross-disciplinary cooperation and collaboration with high quality research Institutions and Universities in the country and internationally.
    • There is a fee waiver of Rs. 10,000.00(Rupees Ten Thousand only) on the annual fee of the programme for faculty pursuing PhD programme at the University. Over and above this waiver, they are able to avail of up to Rs.10,000.00((Rupees Ten Thousand only) as Professional Development Fund Allowance.
    • Discounted rate for the faculty of the University for Digital Membership of the global British Council Library with access to international academic books and research papers, training resources, movies, newspapers and digital theatre.
  • Teaching and Non-Teaching
    • The University organizes specific needs based personal and professional programmes development programmes every semester. These programmes are delivered by established, known experts in their respective fields.
    • Yoga clinics are conducted for health and relaxation techniques.
    • An Annual Appreciation day at the end of the calendar year honouring and celebrating the contribution and successes of each and every faculty and staff member of the University.
    • Counselling services are offered through a Wellness Centre. 

5. Financial Support

  • Teaching and Non-Teaching
    •  In the past 5 years, the University has contributed an amount of Rs.9,31,023.00 (Rupees Nine Lakhs and Thirty One Thousand and Twenty Three) towards instances of personal emergency situations and has also advanced an interest free amount of Rs.21,12,00.00(Rupees Twenty One Thousand and Twelve Thousand) against salaries based on requests from Teaching and Non-Teaching staff.

6. Health

  • Teaching and Non-Teaching
    • The University supports a contributory and voluntary Group Medical Insurance for teaching and non-teaching staff members for ease in accessibility to comprehensive health services.
  • Non-Teaching
    • The University implements the ESI (Employees’ State Insurance) as per mandate for eligible non-teaching staff.

7. Cooperative

  • Teaching and Non-Teaching
    • The University has Assam Don Bosco University Cooperative Society which is registered under the Assam State Cooperative Societies Act 2007 (Refer Link for additional information). Staff members are able to avail of essential provisions on campus at subsidised rates.


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

Answer: 7.32

6.3.2.1 Number of teachers provided with financial support to attend conferences / workshops and towards membership fee of professional bodies year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
1 0 6 16 13
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6.3.3 Average number of professional development / administrative training programs organized by the University for teaching and non teaching staff during the last five years

Answer: 7

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Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
15 7 8 4 1
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6.3.4 Average percentage of teachers attending professional development programmes viz., Orientation Programme, Refresher Course, Short Term Course, Faculty Development Programme during the last five years

Answer: 28.94

6.3.4.1 Total number of  teachers attending professional development programs, viz., Orientation Program, Refresher Course, Short Term Course, Faculty Development Programs year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
55 32 26 21 27
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6.3.5 Institution has Performance Appraisal System for teaching and non-teaching staff

Answer:

In Assam Don Bosco University, Performance Management is embodied as process for a “Continuous Improvement for Success” establishing a shared understanding about what is to be achieved and how it is to be achieved. It is an approach to enrolling people in the vision and mission of the University and increases the probability of achieving success. At Assam Don Bosco University, the performance management has evolved from an annual performance appraisal system to a system of “Continuous Improvement for Success”. There are specific interdependent key roles of the Designated Supervisor (Coach), Employee (self-managed development) and Human Resources (Facilitator). Every semester, students have the opportunity to provide feedback to Faculty Members through an online system(link given as Link for Additional Information) which is compiled in individual reports by Human Resources and submitted to each faculty member in one-on-one meetings. The report highlights the strengths and areas of improvement for each faculty member and the rating given by students on critical identified and weighted criteria of the teaching-learning process.

Every department also charts a vision, mission and action plan aligned with the University vision and mission. The action plan is a calendar for events and activities to be initiated or executed by the department in the course of one academic year. This plan is either reviewed during the academic year based on priorities or annually. At the end of the academic year, the department reviews the action plan based on weightage and reviews the vision and mission if necessary, in adherence to the direction that the department would like to take towards fulfilment of building a centre of excellence.

Each faculty member further has the opportunity to self-appraise their efforts towards teaching-learning and evaluation related activities; co-curricular; extension; professional development related activities and research and academic contribution. The self-appraisal also enables administrative and non-teaching staff members to evaluate their work priorities and performance versus the vision and mission of the University.

Apart from the departmental review of action plan and self-appraisal, the review of priorities and performance by designated supervisors ensures that there is a long term strategic alignment of activities and overall objectives with the vision and mission of the University. The system of Performance Management at the University therefore stretches beyond annual performance horizons.



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6.4 Financial Management and Resource Mobilization
6.4.1 Institution conducts internal and external financial audits regularly

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Internal and external audit

The University has appointed statutory external auditors, M/S HK Agrawala and Associates, who regularly audit the accounts of the University for the past several years. As the University is still in its developmental stage and the areas of finance handled by the University Finance Department is limited, an internal audit mechanism has not yet been put in place. Instead, the Accounts Officer and the Development Officer review weekly the state of the accounts and major expenditures with the Vice Chancellor, thereby having checks and balances in place.

The external auditors audit the accounts of the University in December and April every year – in December for the period April to December, and in April for the final audit. This practice is also intended as a measure of checks and balances with a view to correct any shortcomings and to advise on proper practices.

As indicated above, the accounts of the University are regularly audited by M/S HK Agrawala and Associates. So far, there has not been any audit objections.

The Income and Expenditure Statements for the years 2012-2013, 2013-2014 2014-2015, 201-2016 and 2016-2017 are given below against the prompt: Any additional information.



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6.4.2 Funds / Grants received from non-government bodies, individuals, Philanthropers during the last five years (not covered in Criterion III)

Answer: 2879.47

6.4.2.1 Total Grants received from non-government bodies, individuals, philanthropers year wise during last five years (INR in lakhs)



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2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
1173.42 753.63 196.47 184.87 571.08
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6.4.3 Institutional strategies for mobilisation of funds and the optimal utilisation of resources

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Objectives :

  • Ensures growth and development in a planned and phased manner
  • Takes into account sustainability as a major concern at every level
  • Tailors every plan to suit the vision and objectives of the university
  • Factors in sourcing and availability of funds and listing of priorities
  • Make a judicious use of consultants, consultancy and expertise in the planning
  • Provide for periodic strategic planning for mobilization, allocation  and utilization of resources

Strategies:

  • the university should be financially viable from inception
  • develop infrastructure through fundraising (foundations, individuals,
  • manage maintenance and operational costs through fees
  • Parallel models of planning for sustainability for the university
  • develop an ‘investment plan’ with detailed projections keeping in mind the
  • growth trajectory as well as risk assessment
  • develop an ‘alternative model’ that relies on infrastructure development through donors and foundations        

The process of planning for sustainability

  • Strategic Planning Committee & Strategy Retreats
  • Governing Bodies of Sponsors (Don Bosco Society) and of the University
  • for matters relating to policy
  • Board of Management of the University for operational matters
  • Board of Management and Academic Council of the university – for academic matters
  • Consultants and Collaborators

Strategies to develop alternate channels of fund generation

  • develop an investment plan for the funds at the disposal of the university
  • maximise returns from use of the infrastructure of the university at Azara, Tapesia and Kharguli
  • utilise waste land at Tapesia for plantations (rubber, coconut, cashew, coffee, spices)
  • utilise vacant land at Tapesia for setting up a sizeable solar plant (3/5 megawatts)
  • maximise opportunities for returns from outsourcing utilities and  services
  • overlap sustainable clusters (engineering, management, Social Work etc) with financially unviable clusters
  • Maximise returns from the land at the disposal of the University

Finding resources: ground rules, sources…

  • Depend mainly on fundraising for capital expenses and infrastructure
  • Depend on fees for running expenses, maintenance  and normal development and expansion
  • Provisions made for cross subsidy of non-viable but socially relevant courses
  • Sources and agencies
    • Don Bosco Society - Azara
    • Don Bosco Affiliates in 132 countries
    • Foundations / Corporate Houses / Individuals
    • Alumni around the world
    • Currently the Society caters to15,000,000 young people worldwide

Management of Finance and Investments

  • Finance Committee monitors internally generated funds
  • Don Bosco Society monitors fundraising and infrastructure development
  • Investment Firm handles deposits and securities under advisement
  • Finance Officer and Development Officer handle day to day transactions
  • Accounts Officer handles accounts and documentation
  • Statutory audit firm handles all accounts and projects


6.5 Internal Quality Assurance System
6.5.1 Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) has contributed significantly for institutionalizing the quality assurance strategies and processes

Answer:

IQAC of Assam Don Bosco University has been involved in planning, guiding and monitoring Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement activities of the University.

Two significant practices institutionalized as a result of IQAC initiatives, during last five years are:

  1. Standard Operating Procedures for administrative processes
  2. Department Vision, Mission and Action Plan

Standard Operating Procedures for administrative processes

Standard Operating Procedures of the following administrative processes of Assam Don Bosco University were done to achieve efficiency, quality output and uniformity of performance-

  1. University Administrative Processes
  2. University Examination Processes
  3. Human Resources

The involved parameters in the SOPs are- actions, activity steps, decision points, functions, inputs/outputs, people involved, process measurements and time required.

The objectives of this initiative are:

  1. Mapping critical administrative and operational processes to develop a shared understanding of the processes
  2. Mapping to show how activities are done
  3. Helping any stakeholder involved in the process to see other people’s roles
  4. Identifying areas for improvement
  5. Generating innovation in allowing a team to picture the process and address how the work can be done with accuracy and efficiency.

The link to the SOPs formulated and followed at ADBU is: 

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Departmental Vision, Mission and Action Plan

Departmental Vision, Mission and Action Plan of all the departments of Assam Don Bosco University are documented and recorded to ensure that overall University strategy is cascaded into plans of action across departments.

Every Department will need to derive its Vision, Mission and Objectives from the Vision and Mission of the University. The Vision, Mission and Objectives of every Department are considered to be critical references for how Departmental objectives and activities have been evaluated in the past. Based on this, the Department can identify areas of improvement and relevant focus areas for required expertise/research. The vision and mission of the Department is derived from close introspection and successive meetings in the Department with:

  1. Faculty Members
  2. Alumni
  3. Parents/ Guardians
  4. Society/Industries
  5. Employers
  6. Students

The objectives of the Department are established from the vision, mission statements and feedback/ suggestions from stakeholders including Faculty, Students and their parents, Alumni, Board of Studies and Industry Experts. These objectives are analyzed and evaluated each year with a view to ensuring the enhancement of the Department with emerging trends and changes in technical world and society. The factors which contribute to achievement of Department objectives are:

  1. Curriculum: An innovative curriculum with depth of subject matter and breadth of related interdisciplinary subjects is developed with the aspirations and interests of the student at the centre, making effective use of ICT and new technologies to motivate and inspire students.
  2. Tests, quiz and mid-end semester examination: The distribution of marks in tests, quiz and mid-end semester examination gives the faculty a close understanding of the assimilation of the teaching-learning process and subject matters by students
  3. Assignments/tutorials: Assignments and tutorials are given in each course to cover the complexities of the subject matter.
  4. Laboratories/practical: The inclusion of laboratories/practical along with theory subject is to provide insights to students through application of theory into practice and further develop the observational and investigative skills of students.
  5. Seminar: Paper presentation in seminar helps in imparting broad knowledge of research topics and relevance of their application in real – world scenarios.
  6. Industry training: Industry training is compulsory in the curriculum to imbibe and comprehend the technical changes in industry.
  7. Project: The objectives of project work is to provide an opportunity for the student to develop personally and professionally by arranging and performing a project of his/her own choice; establish levels of knowledge, or skills, behaviours, values, beliefs about a specific topic and; learn the importance of planning and time management in carrying out the project required timelines for report submission and presentation.
  8. Invited talks: Experts/Professionals are invited from different industries, organizations and institutions to deliver recent innovations and practices in concerned areas.
  9. Student feedback: The online feedback from students as well as feedback communicated directly to teachers helps in reviewing areas of strength and development for the Department.

The degree of achievement of each objective of the Department is then graded based on the weightage given to each objective towards achievement of the said Department’s vision and mission and the rating based on the execution of each objective. This evaluation of the objectives is evolved through a process of discussion and deliberation coordinated by the Head of the Department and all faculty members of the Department.

The departmental Vision, Mission and Plan of Action of the objectives are available in the link- https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6BdffGT59ZnQ2FKUFVjc2ZNUWc.



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6.5.2 The institution reviews its teaching learning process, structures & methodologies of operations and learning outcomes at periodic intervals through IQAC set up as per norms

Answer:

IQAC of ADBU has been monitoring the quality of teaching learning process, structures and methodologies of operations and learning outcomes at periodic intervals during quarterly meetings. The schools under the university present Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQARs) of their respective schools to the IQAC and the various aspects of teaching-learning are discussed during those presentations.

Two examples of institutional reviews and implementation of teaching learning reforms facilitated by the IQAC:

  1. Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) reforms
  2. Adoption of ‘SWAYAM’ courses for various programmes of the University

Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) reforms:

On 2nd of April 2015 during IQAC meeting, the reforms required for implementing Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) was discussed. It was mentioned that ADBU had already been following the Grade and the Credit systems. But the course restructuring was to be implemented phase-wise, in order to incorporate the CBCS completely in the university.

The office of the Registrar discussed with all the departments and decided about the course structures for all the departments to implement CBCS effectively in the university. The documents regarding implementation of CBCS in May 2015 are available in the link:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6BdffGT59ZnUHNvdzdpTm5pcjQ

Adoption of ‘SWAYAM’ courses for various programmes of the University:

To adopt and popularize online courses on the SWAYAM platform in the various programs offered by the University, IQAC suggested constituting a task force. 

    a. Task force has been constituted on 3rd January 2017. - Annexure 6.5.2.1 (Available in the link https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6BdffGT59ZnWlZPcTlDWVdvQUE)

    b. Report submitted by the task force on 21st April 2017 - Annexure 6.5.2.2 (Available in the link https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6BdffGT59ZnWlZPcTlDWVdvQUE)

    c. The proposals have been approved by the Board of Management (B.O.M.) on 29th April 2017 for implementation of the SWAYAM courses in the course structure for the academic year 2017 – 18.

    d. Notification on introduction of courses offered online on the SWAYAM platform in two programs of the University on 9th June 2017. - Annexure 6.5.2.3 (Available in the link https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6BdffGT59ZnWlZPcTlDWVdvQUE)

Link to Annexure 6.5.2.1, 6.5.2.2 and 6.5.2.3: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6BdffGT59ZnWlZPcTlDWVdvQUE



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6.5.3 Average number of quality initiatives by IQAC for promoting quality culture per year

Answer: 2.2

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2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
4 1 2 3 1
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6.5.4 Quality assurance initiatives of the institution include

  1. Regular meeting of  Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC); timely submission of Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to NAAC; Feedback collected, analysed and used for improvements
  2. Academic Administrative Audit (AAA) and initiation of follow up action
  3. Participation in NIRF
  4. ISO Certification
  5. NBA or any other quality audit
Answer: Any 4 of the above

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

and post accreditation quality initiatives (second and subsequent cycles)

Answer:

Two areas where incremental improvements have been made over the last 5 years.

Examination

To ensure a comprehensive and continuous evaluation, for any course, the University gives only 60% weightage to the end-semester examinations while 40% of the marks are allotted to in-semester continuous assessment based on class tests, individual assignments and group presentations. Out of 40 marks for internal assessment, class-tests were given 20 marks for each course. For this purpose, initially 3 class tests were conducted, and the marks of the best two tests were assigned to a student. Holding 3 class tests for each course led to loss of teaching days. Hence a change was introduced: holding 2 class test for every course and selecting the best mark of the two. However, it was noticed that the students would study and do well in certain courses in the first class test, and the other courses in the second class test, neglecting some courses in each of the two tests, thus defeating the purpose of comprehensive and continuous evaluation. Therefore, the decision was made to take the average marks of the both class tests, thus motivating the students to study continuosly.

Research

Continuous efforts are made to improve the Research climate in the university through awareness building sessions on quality publications, use of software for detecting plagiarism, conducting an internal audit on research climate in the university, organising wokshops on Research Methodology, promoting Collaborative research with premier Research Institutions, establishing a Professional Development Allowance Fund for encouraging research projects, etc. One outcome of such efforts is the establishement of a Centre of Fabrication and Research in Nanotechnology providing research scholars with the opportunity to research on current developments in the field and avail of focused research guidance.

The Board of Research, Innovation and Consultancy (BRIC) has been entrusted with the responsibility of institutionalizing Research Innovation which shall lead to the creation of patents and Intellectual Property Rights and consultancy in the University. The terms of reference of the Board are the Assam Don Bosco University Policy Documents on Patents and Intellectual Property Rights and on Consultancy.

In the past 5 years:

  • The h index of the University over the past 5 years is 11.93 from Scopus and Web of Science;

  • 22 collaborative activities have been conducted in research and faculty exchange;

  • 61 linkages with institutions/industries for internship, on-the-job training, project work, sharing of research facilities;

  • 38 functional MoUs are in place with institutions of national, international importance and other universities, industries, corporate houses.

The following 3 journals of the University are recognized in the list of UGC Approved Journals:

  1. JOURNAL OF NORTHEAST INDIAN CULTURE (ISSN 23220988) - http://journals.dbuniversity.ac.in/ojs/index.php/jneic
  2. ADBU Journal of Engineering Technology (ISSN 23487305) - http://journals.dbuniversity.ac.in/ojs/index.php/AJET
  3. ADBU Journal of Development Practice (ISSN 2394-0476) - http://journals.dbuniversity.ac.in/ojs/index.php/jdp


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7.Institutional Values and Best Practices
7.1 Institutional Values and Social Responsibilities
7.1.1 Number of gender equity promotion programs organized by the institution during the last five years                                        

Answer: 8

7.1.1.1 Number of gender equity promotion programs organized by the institution year wise during last five years



Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
3 3 1 1 0
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7.1.2 Institution shows gender sensitivity in providing facilities such as
a) Safety and Security
b) Counselling
c) Common Room

Answer:

Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU)  is committed towards the promotion and practice of the ideals of social and natural justice, human dignity and rights of all human beings. Therefore, it realizes the significance and the need for having a Gender Amity and Anti Sexual Harassment Policy and establishment of the Committee for Gender Amity (GAC), whose foremost role and responsibility is to create an atmosphere free from any form of sexual discrimination and sexual harassment, prevention, prohibition and social security, counseling etc.

a) Social Security

Gender Amity Committee of ADBU takes care of the social security not only for the persons associated with ADBU but also try to influence the people of nearby area.  To uphold Women’s Right to protection against Sexual Harassment and the Right to Livelihood and also to create healthy and secure environment, GAC had organized the following seminar/workshop.

A seminar was organized on "Sexual Harassment  in Organization” by inviting Ms. Anurita Das, Program Coordinator, North East Network, Guwahati on  22/04/14 for faculty and staff members of ADBU.

Another workshop on “Gender and Social Work Practice” was held during 16-18 March 2015 by inviting Ms. Jennifer Liang, Managing Trustee, the ANT as resource person.

On 25/08/15, workshop on “Gender Sensitization” was organized for all UG and PG students of ADBU by inviting Ms.Enakshi Dutta.

Workshop on “understanding gender and marginalization” was held during 29th Feb. & 1st March 2016 by inviting Ms. Anurita Hazarika, Senior Programme Manager,  and Ms. Sheetal Sharma, NEN Assam

A workshop on “Managing Personal and Professional Roles” was conducted jointly by Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK and ADBU during 17th & 18th of March, 2017. Dr. KrantiJejurkar, Chairperson, WDC, University of Mumbai, was resource person for the same.

Workshop on “Gender, Health and Marginalisation” was also conducted during 3-4 April 2017by  Ms. Shanthalembi Lisham & Ms. Ainamlin Dkhar.

Workshop on “Social Surfing 3.0 - Workshop on Online Safety” was held on 21/08/17 and 22/08/17. Resource Persons were Ms. Suhasini Mukherjee and Ms. Ranjani Arvind of Centre for Social Research, New Delhi, a sponsored project by “facebook”.

b) Counseling

Though University has policy to do the counseling in various levels including Mentor-Mentee system, engaging professional counselor etc. yet GAC has taken special care for counseling in gender equality and gender amity. It takes pro-active role in creating social, physical and psychological environment and awareness. Counseling is provided to encourage the students for  early reporting of any experience regarding sexual harassment or gender conflict. Also encourage them to create a healthy environment in and around the campus. Awareness and counseling has been generated to ensure that complaints will be dealt with in a sensitive, equitable, fair, timely and confidential manner.

In order to train the faculty members in counselling skills workshops are organised from time to give them theoretical input and practical guidelines. The following workshops were organised.

  1. “Mentoring is your Sure Compass” by Dr. Joe Arimpoor from 24 – 25 August 2012

  2. Workshop on Educational Psychology by Prof. Jeevan D’Cunha from 9 - 20 September 2013

  3. Workshop on Counselling Skills and Techniques by Sr. Christine Mynsong, from 7 -8 October 2013

  4. “Mentoring and Counselling...key to holistic education” by Dr. George Palamattathil from 17 - 18 February 2017

c)   Common Room

To keep the privacy as well as to eliminate unwanted incidents, University maintains separate common room for boys and girls. Apart from these every Department of the University has separate common room for Faculty members.



7.1.3 Percentage of annual power requirement of the Institution met by the renewable energy sources

Answer: 51.53

7.1.3.1 Annual power requirement met by renewable energy sources



Answer: 320
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7.1.4 Percentage of annual lighting power requirements met through LED bulbs

Answer: 67.27

7.1.4.1 Annual lighting power requirement met through LED bulbs



Answer: 37
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7.1.5 Waste Management steps including:
•    Solid waste management 
•    Liquid waste management
•    E-waste  management
 

Answer:

Assam Don Bosco University is committed to “zero waste” and reducing the environmental impact of its activities through its philosophy of “reduce-reuse-recycle”. A prudent budgeting approach is adopted in what we purchase as a first step towards reducing waste. Over the years, the University’s recycling scheme has included office stationery, electronics, laboratory material and furniture.

  • Solid waste: The entire tea plantation of 120 acres on the campus is organically nurtured from the vermicompost produced from the bio waste of the University campus. Vermicompost is produced at the campus from the bio waste matter of the University as organic nutrients for the plantations with the firm endeavour of promoting recycling of waste and dissemination of the practice of organic farming. The eco-friendly waste management system involves a magnetic flux created with controlled oxygen presence which ensures the complete combustion of waste decomposing municipal solid waste material into ash. During the destruction process there is no odour, flies or leaching of contaminants

  • Liquid waste: The University adheres to a strict protocol of liquid waste disposal in its laboratories. Any glassware used in the laboratory is rinsed with minimum water and placed in the liquid waste container. The liquid waste is segregated into organic and inorganic waste. Inorganic waste such as concentrated acidic or alkaline solutions are neutralized before disposal. Sodium bi-carbonate or Calcium oxide (lime) is used for the neutralization process so that the neutralized liquid contains no harmful substance. The organic waste yield of the University is limited till date and therefore treated with cow dung for decomposition due to the action of micro-organisms.

  • E-waste: The University has optimised its inventory of 577 computers through reassembling, modification and upgradation by the University’s own team of IT Administrator, faculty members and students of Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology. This has been a critical endeavour towards E-waste management ensuring that no discarded computers or printers are lying idle in the office premises. This E-waste drive has also benefitted the social commitment programme, “Swabhalamban” by training unemployed youth in maintenance of computers.



7.1.6 Rain water harvesting structures and utilization in the campus
 

Answer:

The University strategy in rain water harvesting and sustainable water management is the combined use and storage of surface and ground water through the creation of reservoirs and deep bore wells to achieve more efficiency in water usage and alleviate degradation of water.

The main campus of the University has combined the following features in sustainable water management and rain water harvesting:

  1. A major reservoir, spread over 10 acres, with an average depth of 30 feet, by tapping a small stream passing through the campus and the many natural springs in the adjoining creeks.

  2. 5 minor reservoirs, each of an acre or more in area and 15 to 20 feet in depth, by the creation of bandhs around existing permanent springs.

  3. While the reservoirs help in water harvesting, storm water management and replenishment of the ground water table, the university has also invested in five deep-bore wells to supply drinking water through a network of three water tanks with a capacity to store 7,00,000 litres at a time.

  4.  A network of storm water drains and channels in the University campus ensures that there is a redistribution of excess water.

  5. The practice of agroforestry in the campus further enhances the scope of ensuring that there is recharge of ground water and prevention of excess water flow during the monsoon season

Apart from ensuring continuity in water supply for campus citizens, the water reservoirs are also sources of drinking water for the wildlife frequenting the campus.



7.1.7 Green Practices
•    Students, staff using
a)    Bicycles
b)    Public Transport
c)    Pedestrian friendly roads
•    Plastic-free campus
•    Paperless office
•   Green landscaping with trees and plants

Answer:

Assam Don Bosco University seeks to make “Green Practices” an integral part of its campus life and nurture stewardship of environmental resources through a blend of academic and experiential learning.

  • Transport: All 3 campuses of the University are residential and offer accommodation to both students and faculty at subsidised rates. Currently, over 50% of the student population avail of the hostel facilities available on campus, 10% live in the vicinity of the campus, 10% of the student population avail of the bus facility leased by the University and the remaining 20% avail of public transport or car pools. There are few students who cycle to University. However the hilly terrain of the University’s campuses in Tapesia and Kharguli pose challenges for cycling. Faculty members stay on campus or prefer to opt for car pools. Therefore, the carbon footprint of the entire University is relatively less.

  • Walkways and Pedestrian Friendly Roads: The campus areas have been designed with the concept of open spaces including roads, jogging trails, and lawns. The natural landscape has been preserved while accommodating the demand to use these venues actively for gatherings, ceremonies and recreation. There is a clear pedestrian connection through all campus roads and a system for a safe, mixed traffic system has been created by marking preferred cycling routes and adequate parking facilities.

  • Paperless Office: A culture of reuse and recycling has been actively advocated throughout the campus. Several initiatives have been implemented to significantly limit paper traffic such as cashless transactions, multi user printer at central administrative locations of the University office, circulation of documents and notifications through Google Docs.

  • Plastic recycling: Waste Management (Refer 7.1.2 (3)) of the University is segregated into biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste. The collection of non-biodegradable waste is collected by Community Garbage disposal agents for recycling.

  • Agroforestry: The University is committed to protecting the environmental heritage of its campuses and has adopted agroforestry for conservation of biodiversity to preserve the natural ecosystems and habitat of existing species in the campus. The University also envisages this as a vital link for collaboration between agriculture and academics for the sustainable development of variegated plantations, setting up of Farmers’ Co-operatives for the farmers living in the areas surrounding the University and conducting awareness camps on farming techniques, production of viable crop species and income generation.



7.1.8 Average percentage expenditure on green initiatives and waste management excluding salary component during the last five years

Answer: 5.78

7.1.8.1 Total expenditure on green initiatives and waste management excluding salary component year wise during last five years(INR in lakhs)



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2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
140.10 242.96 82.46 75.01 26.62
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7.1.9 Resources available in the institution:

  1. Physical facilities
  2. Provision for lift
  3. Ramp / Rails
  4. Braille Software/facilities
  5. Rest Rooms
  6. Scribes for examination
  7. Special skill development for differently abled students
  8. Any other similar facility (Specify)
Answer: B. At least 6 of the above

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7.1.10 Number of Specific initiatives to address locational advantages and disadvantages during the last five years
Answer: 6

7.1.10.1 Number of specific initiatives to address locational advantages and disadvantages year wise during last five years



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7.1.11 Number of initiatives taken to engage with and contribute to local community during the last five years (Not addressed elsewhere)

Answer: 8

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7.1.12
Code of conduct handbook exists for students, teachers, governing body, administration including Vice Chancellor / Director / Principal /Officials and support staff

Answer: Yes

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7.1.13 Display of core values in the institution and on its website

Answer: Yes

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7.1.14 The institution plans and organizes appropriate activities to increase consciousness about national identities and symbols; Fundamental Duties and Rights of Indian citizens and other constitutional obligations

Answer: Yes

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7.1.15 The institution offers a course on Human Values and professional ethics

Answer: Yes

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7.1.16 The institution functioning is as per professional code of prescribed / suggested by statutory bodies / regulatory authorities for different professions

Answer: Yes

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7.1.17 Number of activities conducted for promotion of universal values (Truth, Righteous conduct, Love, Non-Violence and peace); national values, human values, national integration, communal harmony and social cohesion as well as for observance of fundamental duties during the last five years

Answer: 12

7.1.17.1 Number activities conducted for promotion of universal values (Truth, Righteous conduct, Love, Non-Violence and peace); national values, human values, national integration, communal harmony and social cohesion as well as for observance of fundamental duties year wise during last five years



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7.1.18 Institution organizes national festivals and birth / death anniversaries of the great Indian personalities

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Events in 2017

Teachers’ Day Celebration-5th September

On 5th September, 2017, Teachers’ Day was celebrated in both the Azara and Tapesia campuses of the university. Teacher's Day is marked in honour of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on September 5, 1888. Dr Radhakrishnan was India's first vice president and second president. He was a great scholar, philosopher and Bharat Ratna recipient. Since 1962 - the year he became president - India has commemorated Dr Radhakrishnan's birth anniversary by paying tribute to its teachers and gurus on this day.

Independence Day Celebration-15th August

The 70th Anniversary of India’s Independence Day was celebrated at the University by hoisting the National Flag in the morning at the Rotunda, in front of the residential block by the Vice Chancellor, Fr (Dr) Stephen Mavely.

Highlighting the pace of developments in India, Fr. Mavely said, “As a country we have reached the tipping point where we can either move forward or backward. We have to voice our opinions, build platform for the voiceless to be heard”.

Memorial Khongkai, a student of Social Work also spoke on how the way she experience India’s Independence Day celebration year after year since her childhood, and the way it changes her views and perspectives, and invited her fellow students to contribute for further developments of the country in whichever way they can.

 The ceremony ended with the gathering singing ‘Let My Country Awake’ by Rabindranath Tagore.

New India Pledge-9th August

As directed by the University Grants Commission (UGC), the University today held a ‘New India Pledge’ taking ceremony in commemoration of the 75th year of Quit India Movement.

The University’s students, staff and faculty pledged to build a new and clean India – free of corruption, casteism, communalism, poverty and terrorism by 2022. The pledge taking was administered by the Director of the School of Life Sciences, Prof. JN Vishwakarma.

International Yoga Day-20 June to 21 June 2017

Assam Don Bosco University celebrated the International Yoga Day at two of its campuses in a truly international manner.

Even though the university was on semester vacation during this period, an international student volunteer programme was in progress at the Tapesia Campus of the University. The student volunteer programme is a collaborative effort between University College of Dublin, Ireland and the Department of Social Work, Assam Don Bosco University to bring participatory development to the villages surrounding the campus. The university used the opportunity of the student volunteer programme to conduct a brief workshop on Yoga as well as have a session of yoga with the students from Ireland and our own students.

The international Yoga Day was celebrated at the Kharguli Campus of the University with youth taking part in various short-term summer programmes being organised by the University during vacation, in two sessions – one on the 20 June, and another on 21 June 2017 itself. The sessions included an orientation on Yoga, its mental and physical benefits and actual performance of some yoga asanas. All those who participated in the events appreciated the sessions and expressed their desire to have such events organised in the future.

Internatinal Women’s Day-8th March

The University observed this year’s International Women’s Day organizing group discussions, performances and skits at all its campuses. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences organized a street march in the morning, in an attempt to raise awareness on the importance of gender equality among the local communities. It was followed by a special assembly. A group discussion was held in the afternoon under the Speaking Tree on a topic ‘Hegemony and Feminism’.

Short speeches from the faculty and students focussed on this year’s International Women’s Day theme ‘Be Bold for Change’ at the School of Commerce and Management. Rev. Fr. Johnson also spoke on the importance of realizing how challenging it is to be born a woman telling a story of a man who asked God to turn him into a woman as he felt that women don’t have much responsibilities. Stressing on the presence of gender inequality at various levels, Garry from MBA 2nd Semester quoted Malala Yousafzai, “’Women cannot succeed when half of them are held back; this meant that the world isn’t free yet for women to be celebrated freely”.

National Science Day-28th February

Basic Science Club of the School of Technology organized a Quiz Competition in commemoration of the National Science Day on 28th February 2017. Out of 17 group participants, 6 groups were selected for the final round. The competition covered topics on latest scientific developments and basic scientific facts with quizmaster Asst. Prof. Parag Bhattacharya from the Department of Basic Sciences.

Events in 2016

AICTE Vigilance Awareness Week-31st October-5th November

As per the AICTE letter to all Technical Institutions, the School of Technology observed the Vigilance Awareness Week from 31st October to 5th November 2016.

The observance of the week was conducted by spreading general awareness through the daily morning assembly address, group discussions and the “Citizen Integrity Pledge” involving the management faculty members and the students.

As part of this Vigilance Week, a Debate Competition was organized on 2nd November in association with Airport Authority of India with a topic ‘Whistle Blower Mechanism and Public Participation in Control of Corruption’ where 12 students participated.

Nilay Bhandar Kayastha from the Department of Electrical Engineering won the first prize while second prize and third prize went to Ilakshi Deka and Shreyashi Das respectively from the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering.

Three official teams headed by Joint General Manager (HR), for RED, NER, Shri S. K. Upadhya, from Airport Authority of India witnessed the event and expressed appreciation to the University for successfully organizing the debate competition on a burning and sensitive topic.

A Panel Discussion was also conducted on 4th November, 2016 on the topic “Public Participation in Promoting Integrity and Eradicating Corruption”. The panelists included Mr. Mahesh Kumar Seth, Chief General Manager, BSNL, Fr. Joseph Nellanatt,

Pro Vice Chancellor, Fr. Francis Fernandez, Controller of Examinations and Dr. Manoranjan Kalita, Director of the School of Technology.

The Chief Guest, Mr. M. K. Seth, CGM, BSNL, Assam telecom circle, in his address, emphasized on self-reliance, self-vigilance, self-visualization and self-realization. According to him every one wishes to be happy and for this continuous positive input to body, mind and soul of self is indispensable. For body good food, for mind good thought and for soul pure love are the positive inputs. If every individual carries a healthy positive spirit, then society will automatically become corruption free.

National Press Day Celebration-16th November

The Dept. of Mass Communication joined the rest of the country in celebrating the National Press Day on 16th November, 2016. Senior Journalist, Vice President Indian Journalists Union (IJU) and two times member of Press Council of India (PCI) Mr. Geetartha Pathak was the Chief Guest for the occasion. He spoke eloquently on media integrity, media ownership and concentration of power and safety of media personnel. National Press Day is symbolic of a free and responsible press in India. This was the day on which the Press Council of India started functioning as a moral watchdog to ensure that not only did the press maintain the high standards expected from this powerful medium but also that it was not fettered by the influence or threats of any extraneous factors.

As part of the programme, the students of the department displayed wall magazines and posters on various issues concerning the press in India. The program was attended by the faculties and students of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Teachers’ Day Celebration-5th September

On 5th September, 2016, Teachers’ Day was celebrated in both the Azara and Tapesia campuses of the university. Teacher's Day is marked in honour of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on September 5, 1888. Dr Radhakrishnan was India's first vice president and second president. He was a great scholar, philosopher and Bharat Ratna recipient. Since 1962 - the year he became president - India has commemorated Dr Radhakrishnan's birth anniversary by paying tribute to its teachers and gurus on this day.

Independence Day Celebration-15th August

The 69th Anniversary of India’s Independence Day was celebrated at the University by hoisting the National Flag in the morning.

2-day Yoga Fest- 28th-29th April

The University hold a two day Yoga Fest in anticipation of the International Yoga Day scheduled for 21st June. With the help of two Yoga experts Mr. Deba Kumar Baruah and Mrs. Bibha Baruah, from the Art of Living foundation the Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) held yoga fest in its Azara campus, 28 and 29 April. Taking active part in the yoga sessions was School of Technology Director Prof Manoranjan Kalita who stood by the side of ADBU Pro Vice-Chancellor Fr. Joseph Nellanatt along with faculty members to perform the various asanas. In the ice-breaking session on the first day, Mr Deba Kumar Baruah stated that yoga is not doing physical exercises, nor is it a religion, “but union of the body, mind and soul with the help concentration and breath control.” Mr. Baruah revealed a secret to Engineering students to study better saying, “Yoga will teach you how to focus on yourself by helping you to listen with the heart to what you hear in the class with your ears.” He further explained the practicality of yoga saying, “One can practice yoga at home while waiting for the water to boil, or in office between two stressful meetings with no equipment or expansive spaces.” “Unlike gym exercises, yoga builds heat and works your muscles” said Mr Baruah assuring the audience that “yoga can’t cause injury to your body, like lifting weights. While yoga eases your aches and pains, gym exercises could increase them. Yoga stretches muscles and opens the energy channels of the body, automatically increasing the flexibility of the body.”

National Youth Day Celebration:

12 January 2016 marked the 153rd Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, a renowned patriot of our country and this day is celebrated all over India as the National Youth Day. In commemoration of this event, the University paid humble tribute to Swami Vivekananda by holding a special assembly in fond remembrance. The programme began with a short speech on the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda by Asst. Prof. Nabamita Das, who said, “Vivekananda believed in education by which character is formed…strength of mind if increased, the intellect is expanded by which one can stand on one’s own feet”.This was followed by readings from the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda by the students of the School of Technology – Chinmoyee Neog and Abhijit Talukdar. The programme ended with the rendering of a devotional song – Man Mei Takat…Dil Mein Himmat by Senior Asst. Prof. Bikramjit Goswami. Posters on the life and contributions of Swami Vivekananda were displayed in the atrium by the students of the School of Life Science.

Events in 2015

World Philosophy Day-4th November

The University celebrated World Philosophy Day on 4th November with focused presentations and discussions on the national scenario on human rights and on the need for probity in public life. “As a university community we are committed to providing a forum for healthy and open debate on matters of social relevance in provoking thought and discussion having their impact on policy making,” said Vice-Chancellor Dr Stephen Mavely, inaugurating the World Philosophy Day commemoration. The two hour event sponsored by Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR), New Delhi, witnessed two renowned academicians speaking on pertinent issues plaguing India today.- Dr. Prasanjit Biswas of North Eastern Hill University, Shillong who spoke on ‘Human Rights and Child Rights and their Violation with Reference to North East India,’ and Dr. Sanjeeb Kakoty of Indian Institute of Management, Shillong, who dwelt on ‘Probity in Public Life and Corruption.’ Dr. (Fr.) Francis Fernandez, Controller of Examinations, chaired the session attended by some 150 Masters level students of Social Work, Human Rights, Education, Psychology, and Mass Communication.

Speaking on the basic assumptions of human rights Dr. Biswas said, “Self-determination is a moral and ethical concept which gives a person complete ownership upon oneself based on human freedom.” He insisted, “The very notion of being human and democratic hold together.”

Commenting on the current intolerant political scenario Dr. Biswas warned, “No regime based on a narrow sectarian view has survived, nor can survive”. Dr. Biswas implied that India is among the worst offenders in the area of upholding Child Rights-“Our position in child rights is a little above Myanmar and Uganda.” To the utter surprise of the audience Dr. Biwas said, “India is not a signatory to the Palermo protocol – on prevention of child trafficking.” Speaking on probity in public life Dr. Sanjeev Kakoty insisted on “honesty and integrity that people holding public offices must have.” Highlighting what one individual and concerned young person could do to rectify the degenerating situation Dr. Kakoty called on the social media generation “to make use of social media, on which young people spend a conservative estimate of four hours a day, as an effective tool to fight corruption” by naming and shaming corrupt officials. “We need to demand probity and to get probity,” said Dr Kakoty, a Bosconian and an alumnus of St. Anthony’s College Shillong.

World Mental Health Week- 5th October to 10th October

With an aim to create awareness about mental health issues, both within and outside the University campus, the Department of Psychology (Psychological Counselling) organized various activities to mark the World Mental Health Week. This year’s theme was ‘Dignity in Mental Health’.

The students displayed creative posters at the atrium, with each poster having a touch of humour to convey the importance of mental health highlighting possible risks and precautions to be taken. Two organizations working for people with mental disabilities, namely Sishu Sarothi and the Missionaries of Charity, were invited to display and sell various handicrafts made by their inmates as part of their rehabilitation.

Commending on the success of the event, Asst. Professor Sabiha from the Department of Psychology said, “We are glad that every single item displayed for sale was sold and that the University students have become more aware of issues related to Mental Health. I hope that our students will become the ambassadors of change to ensure that people with mental health problems can live with dignity in our society”.

The week long programme concluded with the students of Psychological Counselling animating the Morning Assembly on 10th October, and the screening of a documentary film and an awareness drive among the high school students of the neighborhood.

Teachers’ Day Celebration-5th September

On 5th September, 2015, Teachers’ Day was celebrated in both the Azara and Tapesia campuses of the university. Teacher's Day is marked in honour of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on September 5, 1888. Dr Radhakrishnan was India's first vice president and second president. He was a great scholar, philosopher and Bharat Ratna recipient. Since 1962 - the year he became president - India has commemorated Dr Radhakrishnan's birth anniversary by paying tribute to its teachers and gurus on this day.

Independence Day Celebration-15th August

The 68th Anniversary of India’s Independence Day was celebrated at the University by hoisting the National Flag in the morning.

Digital India Week-4th July

Heeding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to hold Digital India Week, the University, though in summer vacation, organized a programme at its School of Commerce and Management campus on 4th July.

Some 200 students including MBA students and a group of young people from northeast undergoing various computer courses participated in the hour-long programme of speeches and digital presentations.

Introducing the programme, Pro Vice Chancellor Fr Joseph Nellanatt highlighted the importance the University gives “to bridge the digital divide especially by making Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) accessible through easy to learn Spoken Tutorials promoted by IIT Bombay.”

“Digital IT is power to share and collaborate,” said Chief Guest Mr Dinesh Pegu, Managing Director of Assam Electronics Development Corporation (AMTRON) speaking on the Government’s point of view.

Mr Anwar Shirpurwala, Executive Director, Manufacturers Association for Information Technology (MAIT) spoke on collaborating with the Digital India Mission. He called on students to come forward and be part of the Research Unit of Digital India Action Group.

Mr Vjiay Prasad, Asst Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering & IT, gave a presentation on practical learning aspects of Spoken Tutorial in helping students learn several Open Source Software.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Digital India Week on Wednesday, 1st July with a view to transform the country into a digitally-empowered knowledge economy. The Digital India project, a campaign promises broadband connectivity in all panchayats, wi-fi in all schools and universities and public wi-fi hotspots in all important cities by 2019.

World Environment Day-5th June

In commemoration of the World Environment Day, the faculty and students planted Neem Trees on the grounds of the School of Technology. The day also saw plantation of 1000 Kg of Ginger and 1200 Kg of Turmeric at the Tapesia Campus of the University.

Events in 2014

World Philosophy Day-28th November

The University observed ‘World Philosophy Day’ on 28 November with a two and half hour lecture-cum-discussion session. In the first lecture, Prof Prasanjit Biswas of NEHU Philosophy Department spoke on “Reason, Normativity and the Philosophical responsibility - a renewed call to alterity,” and stressed the need for ‘critical thinking’ to enhance one’s quest for meaning.

In the second lecture, Prof Archana Barua spoke on “Quest for a place of one’s own: Locating ethics in the age of globalization.” She addressed issues in global ethics and its changing scenario especially with reference to environmental degradation.

“Philosophy is a discipline that encourages critical and independent thought and is capable of working towards a better understanding of the world and promoting tolerance and peace,” observed Dr. Dominic Meyieho, chief organizer of the event.

World Suicide Prevention Day-10th September

The students of Masters in Psychology (Psychological Counselling) observed ‘World Suicide Prevention Day’ in the University through a special morning assembly for the entire university and later by an engrossing street play. The play titled “Who Commits Suicide?” was performed for the students of the School of Technology and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Teachers’ Day Celebration-5th September

On 5th September, 2014, Teachers’ Day was celebrated in both the Azara and Tapesia campuses of the university. Teacher's Day is marked in honour of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on September 5, 1888. Dr Radhakrishnan was India's first vice president and second president. He was a great scholar, philosopher and Bharat Ratna recipient. Since 1962 - the year he became president - India has commemorated Dr Radhakrishnan's birth anniversary by paying tribute to its teachers and gurus on this day.

Independence Day Celebration-15th August

The 67th Anniversary of India’s Independence Day was celebrated at the University by hoisting the National Flag in the morning.

International Youth Day Celebration-12th August

The Red Ribbon Club in Association with Assam State AIDS Control Society organized ‘Poster-making Competition’ under the theme of International Youth Day 2014 ‘Youth and Mental Health’. The key objective of the initiative was to make the student community of the university realize their full potential in creating awareness that mental health matters to us all.

Events in 2013

Teachers’ Day Celebration-5th September

On 5th September, 2013, Teachers’ Day was celebrated in both the Azara and Tapesia campuses of the university. Teacher's Day is marked in honour of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on September 5, 1888. Dr Radhakrishnan was India's first vice president and second president. He was a great scholar, philosopher and Bharat Ratna recipient. Since 1962 - the year he became president - India has commemorated Dr Radhakrishnan's birth anniversary by paying tribute to its teachers and gurus on this day.

Independence Day Celebration-15th August

The 66th Anniversary of India’s Independence Day was celebrated at the University by hoisting the National Flag in the morning.

Events in 2012

Teachers’ Day Celebration-5th September

On 5th September, 2012, Teachers’ Day was celebrated in both the Azara and Tapesia campuses of the university. Teacher's Day is marked in honour of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on September 5, 1888. Dr Radhakrishnan was India's first vice president and second president. He was a great scholar, philosopher and Bharat Ratna recipient. Since 1962 - the year he became president - India has commemorated Dr Radhakrishnan's birth anniversary by paying tribute to its teachers and gurus on this day.

Independence Day Celebration-15th August

The 65th Anniversary of India’s Independence Day was celebrated at the University by hoisting the National Flag in the morning.



7.1.19 The institution maintains complete transparency in its financial, academic, administrative and auxiliary functions

Answer:

The Institutional mechanism for monitoring the effective and efficient use of financial resources is the Financial Committee consisting of the following members:

  1. The Economer of the Salesians of Don Bosco ( a member of the Executive Board of the Sponsoring Society)
  2. The Vice Chancellor (chairman of the Board of Management)
  3. The Finance Officer (employee of the University and of the Governing Body)
  4. The Development Officer of the University (an employee of the University)

The Committee is assisted by the experts to finalise matters relating to fee structure and the budget provisions of the University.

Actual day-to-day financial transactions are tracked by the Finance Officer (for approvals), the Development Officer (for transactions) and the Accounts Officer (for Cross Verification and accounting)

The University has appointed external auditors, M/S H K Agarwala and Associates, who regularliy audit the accounts of the University.



7.2 Best Practices
7.2.1 State at least two institutional best practices (as per NAAC template)

Answer:

Best Practice 1


1. Title of the Practice

Creating and Sustaining an Eco-Friendly Campus with clear cut goals and priorities in the management of water resources, energy sources and consumption, preservation of flora and fauna, conservation of eco systems and wildlife, and productive use of the land’.

(http://www.dbuniversity.ac.in/Eco-Friendly-Campus.php)

2. Objectives of the Practice

The objectives of this initiative are:

  • Creating for the university community an ambiance and learning environment that advances a civil and sustainable society.

  • Ensuring the conservation of biological diversity and the protection of this eco-sensitive area by adopting sound and sustainable development.

  • Encouraging the university community to pilot and promote sustainable solutions through teaching, research and extension activities that tackle live issues of the campus and its adjacent communities.

  • Promoting and protecting the natural and semi natural habitats of existing species in the campus to ensure their survival and growth.

  • Harnessing the traditional knowledge and practices of local communities and involving them in the conservation and sustainable use of these resources.

3. The Context

  • Accessibility: The hilly terrain came in the way of creating spaces for academic, residential and recreational areas that blended in with the landscape while being also accessible and eco-friendly.
  • Storm Water Management: On a few occasions, every year, the existing archaic drainage management of the Tea Garden created major flooding and erosion.
  • Management of wildlife in the campus: The campus is home to a number of barking deer, troops of Golden Langurs and Capuchin monkeys, a critically endangered variety of Day Gecko, a family of Pythons, several varieties of snakes including the gliding viper (Sri Lanka gliding snake), several varieties of birds (parrots, herons, wood pigeons among them), hordes of wild bees, and a bevy of wild elephants.
  • Security issues: A campus covering 274 acres with a lot of dense forest cover called for an effective yet unobtrusive security plan.

4. The Practice

The uniqueness of Don Bosco University Campus is that it demonstrates respect for environment and stewardship of natural resources while ensuring the quality of life on the campus. The Master Plan of the University has been designed to ensure and sustain a harmonious blend of human and environmental well-being.

The University has undertaken various initiatives to setting up an Eco-Friendly campus:

  • Agroforestry and conservation of biodiversity: In its endeavour for conservation of healthy ecosystems, the University has embarked on a plantation drive spread over 190 acres of its campus at Tapesia. The variegated cropping of tea, coconut, rubber, cocoa, cashew-nut, agar, cocoa, ginger and turmeric have been established as livelihood projects within the scope of demonstration farms and seed gardens to demonstrate and promote scientific research in crop development and inter-cropping. Once they start yielding, the university will promote such plantations in the villages and facilitate Farmers’ Cooperatives providing them with the managerial and marketing expertise needed for their success. Marginal strips of unused land at the Azara Campus are used for a small kitchen garden, and for planting bananas and papayas.

  • Grid connected roof top solar photo voltaic power projects: The University has embarked upon roof-top solar installations at its Azara and Tapesia campuses with an installed capacity of 320 Kilowatts. An MOU has also been signed with North-East Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) to set up a solar farm in the campus to generate 2 Megawatts of electricity for domestic consumption and to feed the surplus to the national grid.

  • Water conservation and supply management: The University has invested enormous resources to ensure sustainable water management and use.

    • It has created a major reservoir, spread over 10 acres, with an average depth of 30 feet, by tapping a small stream passing through the campus and the many natural springs in the adjoining creeks.
    • It has created five minor reservoirs, each of an acre or more in area and 15 to 20 feet in depth, by the creation of bandhs around existing permanent springs.
    • While the reservoirs help in water harvesting, storm water management and replenishment of the ground water table, the university has also invested in five deep-bore wells to supply drinking water through a network of three water tanks with a capacity to store 7,00,000 litres at a time.
    • The master plan of the campus provides for three more check dams to ensure that the water resources in the campus are well controlled, managed and utilised.

5. Evidence of Success

Success in the creation of an Eco-Friendly University Campus is seen in the following:

  • The plantations and their maintenance:

    • A very hilly terrain has been tackled for the plantations mentioned above, and great care if taken for their systematic maintenance and robust growth.

    • Whatever plants have been destroyed by elephants and monkeys have been promptly replaced.

    • Research is being done by several students in the areas of tissue-culture, pest resistance, seed production and medical properties.

  • Grid connected roof top solar photo voltaic power project:

    • The 160 kilowatt project is operational at the Azara Campus.

    • A similar one is under installation at the Tapesia Campus.

    • The mega project to produce 2 Megawatts is awaiting final approval by NEEPCO.

  • Waste management:

    • The pilot project to transform solid waste into harmless landfill material is operational for a year now, and will be scaled up shortly.

    • The production and use of organic fertiliser from vermicomposting is operational for the last two years.

    • The collection of food waste from the food-courts and kitchens has been outsourced to benefit a nearby pig farm.

    • All dead wood and seasonal trimming of trees in the tea garden are distributed to the labourers and nearby institutions for fuel.

  • Water conservation and supply management:

    • Effective use of earthen bundhs and check dams have ensured zero damage by storm water flooding

    • The minor and major reservoirs have ensured efficient water harvesting and water distribution.

    • One large fishery has been developed and others are in the making.

    • Plans are ready for installing a micro-hydel plant to produce 15 to 20 kilowatts of electricity. The power will power the street lights at night, and pumps and fountains to oxygenate the reservoirs and water storage tanks during the day.

  • Wildlife management:

    • To allow for the unhindered movement of elephants and other animals inside the campus, and their access to water and foliage, only boundary pillars are used to demarcate the land of the University – no walls or fences.

    • No one is allowed to hunt or harm animals and birds in the campus.

    • Faculty and students are working on a project to map the flora and fauna in the campus to study and minimise the impact on wildlife and vegetation.

6. Problems Encountered and Resources Required

While the opportunities to explore eco-friendly possibilities are evident, actions devoted to conservation for a green campus are expensive.

  • Building of bundhs and check dams needed expert advice and investment of resources. But once created, they have greatly reduced the destructive power of flooding and storm water surges. They have also created welcome spaces for relaxation and sports for the campus community.

  • Selection and preparation of locations for academic and residential buildings called for expertise in soil erosion management, drainage, placement of retaining walls and plans for proper landscaping. Though such attention to detail cost a lot of resources, the net result has been buildings that blend into the landscape and a network of drains and walls that effectively control all erosion.

  • Systematic planting of trees, bushes and vertiver grass to stabilise slopes and embankments were expensive but fruitful.

7. This practice can be implemented by any educational institution, especially in those with rather large campuses. Of paramount importance in this project are the following:

  • Introducing into the vision of the university a clear mandate to bring about social change as one of its key objectives.

  • Designing a comprehensive master plan for the campus to avoid haphazard developments and constructions, and to insert eco-consciousness into every aspect of the University’s life.

  • Ensuring the involvement of faculty and students in the planning and implementation of an eco-friendly campus to bring about attitudinal changes that translate into social impact as they in turn enrich their own communities.

 

Best Practices 2


1. Title of the Practice

Creation of an ambiance in the university where social commitment becomes an attitude, a challenge and a way of life, an essential constituent in the profile of a Don Bosco University Graduate (http://www.dbuniversity.ac.in/social_committment.php)

2. Objectives of the Practice

The objectives of this initiative are:

  • To generate among the faculty and students a deeply ingrained urge to be informed about and to be involved in community issues and causes.

  • To promote among faculty and students a spirit of solidarity with the oppressed, those in need and the under-privileged.

  • To foster among faculty and students spontaneous and joyous response to volunteering and social action.

  • To enable them to understand and appreciate the role of social involvement as an essential ingredient of personal growth and maturity.

3. The Context

The life and struggles of the communities around the three campuses of the University presented situational challenges and opportunities to create among faculty and students of the University an empathy with these communities:

  1. Generally low standard of teaching in the local high schools and exploitation of high school students by tuition providers

  2. The low rate of adult literacy

  3. Lack of guidance and counselling for the youth of the villages – career guidance as well as personal counselling

  4. The state of disrepair and lack of maintenance of the anganwadis in the region

  5. The ravages and disruption caused by annual floods

  6. Lack of access to clean drinking water and general unhygienic situations in the villages.

4. The Practice

The students and faculty of the University, through its departments of Social Work and Psychology, made extensive socio-economic surveys of the villages around the three campuses of the University – Azara, Tapesia and Kharguli.

Based on these surveys, the different departments of the university came up with the following interventions:

  1. Tutorial Classes in the evening at all the campuses for the students of classes nine and ten to be conducted entirely the faculty and student volunteers. Named ‘Swastyayan… a commitment’, the tutorial and motivational classes attract over 100 students each daily at the Tapesia and Azara Campuses. Named ‘Prajwal’ these classes attract a similar number of students at the Kharguli Campus.

  2. Short-term skill development programmes for the unemployed youth of the villages to enable them to be employed or to set up small service centres of their own. Named ‘Swambhalamban’ members of the faculty and staff train educated (up to 10th standard) unemployed youth in technical job oriented skills for employment opportunities in Electronics & Information Technology Hardware, installation and maintenance of power backup systems and computer application training.

  3. Intensive national and international volunteer exchange programmes between Don Bosco University and the University College of Dublin are a month-long immersion project to tackle multiple issues related to health, hygiene and education in some of the selected villages. Set in the rural surroundings of the University, the programme encompasses a range of collaborative and participatory community development and social outreach activities through community interaction, mobilization and awareness on various issues such as health, hygiene, education, child labour, alcoholism, substance abuse, domestic violence, sustainable agriculture, science & development, career and livelihoods. The multicultural exchange of ideas on community development has facilitated generation of various approaches in addressing issues impacting community development.

  4. Setting up of community counselling centres at two of the campuses with the involvement of the department of Psychology and Social Work and other volunteers. The free services initiated by the Department of Psychology and Counselling include individual and group counselling, marriage and family counselling, psychological, personality, and intellectual evaluations and medication management helping them cope with stress, depression, substance abuse and violence; assist couples having marital problems, parents having trouble dealing with their children and children and adolescents faced with family difficulties and peer pressure.

  5. Formation of crisis response teams to mobilize resources and to offer their services in flood-hit areas of the State. Faculty and students have over the years organised several flood relief programmes in which they have proactively provided and distributed essentials to those affected by floods including contributing to the Chief Minister’s fund for flood relief. The University faculty and students have also responded generously to meet unforeseen expenditures of faculty and students related to accidents, operations, hospitalizations etc.

5. Evidence of Success

  1. “Swastyayan” has been mentioned as the benchmark in a survey across 120 higher education institutions from all continents against the “Sustainable Development Goal” of “Reduced Inequalities” by the International Association of Universities (IAU, Paris) in its publication, “Higher Education Paving the Way to Sustainable Development: A Global Perspective” – Report of the 2016 IAU Global Survey on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development. Please see page 19 in the link given for Any additional information.

  2. The volunteer community service provided jointly by Assam Don Bosco University and University College of Dublin has brought about understanding and respect for multiple cultures and a strengthening of the spirit of cooperation and collaboration among Karbi, Bodo, Adivasi, Garo and Khasi tribal communities in the intervention area. It has also succeeded in generating a determination among the community members to take initiatives for their own development.

  3. Till date, the “Swabhalamban” programme has trained rural, unemployed youth in fabricating inverters, house wiring, personal computer maintenance and fabrication of solar powered LED lamps. The trainees have been sufficiently skilled and motivated to set up their own small businesses in these fields.

  4. Community Counselling Cells have caught the fancy of the serious students in the University towards empathy with suffering people, a desire to walk along with such persons, and finding inner healing for themselves in the process.

  5. The work of the Crisis Response Teams have been repeatedly acknowledged in Hajo, Dimoria, Mendal, Kokrajhar and other areas for their dedicated work and contribution.

6. Problems Encountered and Resources Required

There are often limitations faced in generating the required resources to operate the various outreach programmes. However, a participative culture of voluntary service in the University enables undertaking of various initiatives to ensure that we fulfil our commitment to our social service programmes. The community work involving fieldwork in the adjoining rural areas of the campus often raises health concerns. Though there is an infirmary service on the campus staffed by qualified personnel, there is the requirement of a mobile dispensary which will have the ability to penetrate in to the rural areas and enhance accessibility of health care to the people. The mobile dispensary would also be critical in communicating to the people awareness of preventive measures in cases such as malaria and communicable diseases. The erratic schedule of the monsoon and time of cultivation of the community members also pose challenges during participatory planning of community development activities.

7. Other information relevant for adopting/ implementing the Best Practice

Finding resources is always a constraint. However, the sense of purpose and pride that the students and faculty of the University have imbibed have led them to look at creative ways of raising funds for these projects. An example is the “Self Help” week organized by students of Social Work during which time they raise funds through volunteering in various activities ranging from washing cars parked in the campus to organizing ethnic cuisine food stalls at the campus.

 



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7.3 Institutional Distinctiveness
7.3.1 Describe/Explain the performance of the institution in one area distinctive to its vision, priority and thrust

Answer:

The distinctiveness of Don Bosco University consists primarily in creating for its faculty and students an ambiance that provides a ‘holding environment’ - a psychological space that is both safe and uncomfortable. ‘Safe’ because a ‘holding environment’ is what we all need to grow and blossom, a supportive environment. ‘Uncomfortable’ because in such an environment one also promotes ‘disruptive creativity’.

Such an environment is the natural result of the following strengths of the university community:

  1. It’s adherence to its foundational concepts that have laid out the trajectory of its growth plan.
  2. Its outstanding Human Resource Management system to ensure ‘a shared vision, a cohesive team and an engaging work culture’.
  3. Its meticulously planned and implemented personal and professional development programmes for its faculty and students.
  4. Its well-oiled governance structure and administrative mechanisms to ensure speedy implementation of all developmental plans.
  5. Its relentless efforts at attaining the best possible balance between growth and sustainability.
  6. Its manifest commitment to be responsible stewards of the extraordinary campus it is blessed with by a meticulous devotion to ensuring biodiversity, eco-consciousness and reverence for the gifts of nature.

Taken together, these strengths have contributed in ample measure towards the creation of a culture in the University that is uniquely our own, that energises us in all that we do, and knits us together into one educative community.

Look around our campus, look into our classrooms and research labs, look into the camaraderie among our staff, students and faculty that cuts across all distinctions here at the campus… THAT is what we call Don Bosco’s system of education!

This ambiance, taken together with our multi-pronged social commitment programmes involving every member of the faculty and students, results in moulding the typical Don Bosco university graduate who, because they work relentlessly at being intellectually competent, morally upright, spiritually inspired and socially committed, are bound to leave footprints wherever they go!



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Extended Profile

Programme

Number of programs offered year wise for last five years

Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
38 34 30 24 21

Number of all programs offered by the institution during last five years

Answer: 38
Student

Number of students year wise during last five years

Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
1682 1557 1414 1359 1127

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

Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
407 364 296 372 262

Total number of outgoing / final year students

Answer: 1701

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

Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
1405 1276 1145 1113 1059

Number of revaluation applications year wise during last 5 years

Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
38 18 58 62 43
Academic

Number of courses in all programs year wise during last five years

Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
849 764 672 568 562

Number of courses offered by the institution across all programs during last five years

Answer: 849

Number of full time teachers year wise during the last five years

Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
127 118 107 96 96

Number of full time teachers worked in the institution during the last 5 years

Answer: 165

Number of teachers recognized as guides during last five years

Answer: 28

Number of sanctioned posts year wise during last five years

Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
152 160 142 126 115

Total number of publications during last 5 years, which are included in online databases such as SCOPUS, web of science or PubMed/ Indian Citation Index

Answer: 196
Institution

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

Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
1142 1100 1014 1048 858

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

Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
362 343 286 249 190

Total number of classrooms and seminar halls

Answer: 73

Total number of computers in the campus for academic purpose

Answer: 577

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

Answer:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
3472 2830 1607 838 1210

Annual lighting power requirement

Answer: 55

Annual power requirement of the institution

Answer: 621

Conclusion

Additional Information :

Action taken on the recommendations of the Peer Team in December 2014

  • Education and Placement of Students: Rigorous training for student placements

  • Qualified Senior Teachers and Heads of Departments: Faculty strength has been augmented with full time senior and adjunct faculty

  • Increase collaborative linkages with other corporate/ institutes for teaching and research: 61 linkages established with institutions/industry

  • Strengthen formal feedback from students for quality improvement and analytic evaluation of teachers for improvement in quality of teaching: course and program-wise feedback is collected on teaching-learning and shared with faculty members

  • Promotion of research projects from funding agencies be given better attention: University has attained 12B status to enable faculty to apply for research projects

  • Linkages with more institutions may be explored for collaborative, teaching, research and consultancy: 22 collaborative activities and 38 functional MOUs are in place.

  • Professional efforts may be made to improve student enrolment: Admission professionalised under IQAC recomendations

  • Counselling cell may be strengthened: counselling services available on campus

  • Research Publications in indexed journals needs to be increased and incentivised: 287 publications in UGC listed journals in 5 years

  • More scholarships / free studentships to be provided to economically and socially disadvantaged students: merit-cum-means scholarships provided

  • Residential facilities for girl students are located in a remote place, hence street light facilities be provided: local civic authorities approached

Details of Action Taken at : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-xVXX5cHff9cjBScEV4LU1RZnM



Concluding Remarks:

Assam Don Bosco University is the outcome of meticulous planning, clear vision and concepts, conceived and nurtured by an internationally renowned educational society, committed to excellence in academics, research and governance, with its greatest strength in the cadre of men and women devoted to excellence in every process and undertaking. A detailed analysis of the criteria that are the concomitants of an institution of excellence is given in the Self Study Reports of the University and its Departments uploaded on the NAAC website.

In conclusion, we at Assam Don Bosco University feel proud to quote the recognition and the accolade given to the University in the June Issue of Education World “Assam Don Bosco University is set to shake the grooves of academia and impact the North-East upon the global academic map… Unheralded, this monumental education enterprise of great potential which offers promise of changing the educational landscape of North-East India – and perhaps the mind-sets within mainland India – is silently taking shape and form in Assam’s remote Kamrup district. All right thinking people will surely wish it God speed.”

Declaration by the Head of the Institution

Please find the Declaration by the Head of the Institution at the URL: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9qQWpdD5pHqMVZOVWI4NzhucUk/view?usp=sharing