St. Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru in association with Sophia Girls’ College (Autonomous), Ajmer, Rajasthan hosted a National Webinar for Faculty on the topic “Ideas of Collaborations” on January 25, 2021.

The inaugural program started with a short prayer. Sr. Dr. M Venissa A.C, Principal, St. Agnes Institutions elaborated the importance of collaborations in the competitive edge. Dr. Neethu Suraj, Dean of Commerce and Business administration and Organizing Secretary of the webinarintroduced the resource speaker Dr. Monika Kannan, Dean Research & Coordinator IQAC, Sophia Girls’ College (Autonomous), Ajmerand Ms. Dolan Champa Banerjee, Department Head, Post Graduate Department of Commerce and Convenor of the webinar moderated the whole session.

Dr. Kannan focussed on joint research programs and activities, faculty and student exchange program and academic visits, exchange of academic publications and other academic materials, input in syllabi development for academic programs, joint seminars, conferences, FDPs and workshops leading to academic synergies between both organisations which leads to publication opportunities, employment creation and also various win-win situation for both the collaborating partners.More than 90 faculty from different states participated in the webinar. The session was followed by questions and answer through the chat box. Dr. V. Premananda, Associate Professor, Post Graduate Department of Psychology rendered the vote of thanks. The session concluded with a feedback form. All the participants thanked the organizers and felt it would definitely help them to nurture their respective future and suggested more online input session of the same kind. E- certificate were issued to all the participants.