A faculty development programme on the topic Quality, Sustenance and Enhancement in Higher Education was held on 1June 2019.The programme started with the prayer led by the spirituality committee. The resource person was Capt. John Prasad Menezes, LLM, FNI, FICS, FCMS, FICA. He started the session by explaining the three important aspects from the “letter to the Parents in New India” i.e Education system, being good human being and goal of a teacher is two-fold. He asked few questions to the audience i.e. What is Quality? What is Enhancement? And What is Sustenance? Thereafter he emphasised on 5 D’s (Development, Discipline, Devoted, Dedicated and Determination) of quality product, Goodwill of a Brand, Quality education and Behaviour of the stakeholders. He highlighted on the topic “Challenge of Enhancement” which includes the importance of setting up Key Performance Indicators and to make it work. He also said that the education is a dynamic phenomenon and a proper curriculum is essential for quality enhancement in higher education.

The different ways to tackle the sustenance may be one or several of the following: Change management, Sustenance objectives, Quality v/s quantity, Brand leadership, Key risk analysis. He also summarised the importance of Jacobs’s ladder and truth model. He also spoke about the importance of higher education that caters to the job and focuses on the end product which could be achieved by the continuous learning and through the interdisciplinary equal progress approach. To achieve the quality, enhancement and sustenance in higher education practical learning need to be focussed.

The session was concluded by stressing on three important aspects: Quality, enhancement and sustenance have domino effect, with enhancement quality improves/track record improves and thereby achieve long term sustenance.

The next session was taken up by Dr Geralyn Pinto on the topic Communication skills. She said that to improve the knowledge of grammar and language one should read the standard newspaper and articles. There after she discussed the common errors which are normally done. For example Cope up with, discuss about, a lot many, revert back, years back, ATM machine, IFSC code, basic necessity, compete with each other, close scrutiny, debate contest and so on. She also emphasised that if a subject is singular, its verb must also be singular, if a subject is plural, and its verb must also be plural. The session was concluded by an inspirational story titled “A Gift from the Past” which focussed on developing your talents.