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TitleGuest Lecture on “Need for rating for improving quality and QS I-Gauge”
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About 55 senior academicians and administrators from PES University - Bengaluru, KS Institute of Technology - Bengaluru, Siddaganga Institute of Technology - Tumkur, East West Institute of Technology - Bengaluru, KS School of Engineering and Management - Bengaluru, and East West College of Engineering - Bengaluru attend the lecture.


Dr. Chetan Singai mentioned that Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is the UK based publisher of the QS world university rankings and related regional as well as subject rankings. Based on the experience of developing QS Stars University rating systems, QS has designed a comprehensive and independent rating system, in the name of QS I-Gauge, for Indian colleges and universities. QS I-Gauge has the following primary and secondary indicators:


Categories # Sub-Category Points
Primary Indicators 1 Teaching and Learning (TL) 250
2 Faculty Quality (FQ) 150
3 Employability (EP) 200
4 Student Diversity (SD) 200
5 Facilities (FC) 150
6 Social Responsibility (SR) 150
7 Accreditation (AR) 100
Secondary Indicators
(Select any two for a college and Research + any one for a University) 1 Arts and Culture (AC) 100
2 Faculty Diversity (FD) 100
3 Entrepreneurship (ET) 100
4 Research (RE) 100
5 Innovation (IV) 100
If overall points is 145 then "Provisional" is awarded while 345 points "Bronze", 550 points "Silver", 785 points "Gold", 1025 points "Diamond" and 1260 points "Diamond+" in addition to getting "Diamond" for all categories.


He stated that the methodology is evidence driven, transparent and holistic. QS I∙GAUGE has been adapted to capture the reality of the dynamic Indian higher education sector, while at the same time maintaining the strict quality standards that are synonymous with the QS brand. The QS Stars rating has been used by institutions in many creative ways, including in magazine ads, bus ads and billboards as well as on websites.


Dr.Chetan mentioned that QS I•GAUGE can function as an institutional score card and institutions receive a detailed and confidential report on their strengths and weaknesses, providing a roadmap for their further development. As the QS I•GAUGE rating is re-assessed every 3 years, it is an invaluable tool for institutional research and planning. The strategic and systematic management of quality improvement in higher education requires comprehensive and tangible performance data and ideally, reliable benchmarks for peer-group comparisons. This is exactly what the QS I•GAUGE ratings process delivers.

Several questions were asked by the participants and also provided a few inputs for improvement of QS I-Gauge. The Lecture ended with vote of thanks to the speaker and the participants.

FacultyDr. Chetan Singai Senior Consultant, QSERA Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru, India
VenueMCA Seminar Hall, PES University Campus, Bengaluru
Capacity60
Start Date16-04-2018
Duration1 Day

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