A One Day College Cluster Workshop on “Academic Performance Indicators (API) for Career advancement Scheme” under the aegis of State Project Directorate (RUSA), UT, Chandigarh was organized at DAV College. Sector-10, Chandigarh. Mr. Jitender Yadav, IAS, Director Higher Education, Chandigarh was Chief Guest on this occasion. Prof A.K. Bhandhari, Former Registrar & DUI Panjab University, Chandigarh. Dr. S.S. Dahiya, Director, SCERT, Chandigarh. Dr. Dalip Kumar ASPD-RUSA, UT, Chandigarh were resource persons on this occasion. More than 112 delegates from different colleges of Chandigarh has participated in the workshop.
After floral welcome of the guests, Dr. B.C.Josan Principal of the college told that UGC introduced the API in the year 2010 and later scrapped it in 2013 but reintroduced it a few months later during the same year. He added that recently UGC brought its improved version but there are still some very big queries in how it would measure faculty performance.
Mr. Jitender Yadav in his address asked college faculty to apply for their promotion cases in prescribed performa and he assured that the promotions would be done at the earliest. Dr. S.S.Dahia discussed the problems faced by the college faculty in their promotions. A.K.Bhandari elaborated all the changes in API since its inception by UGC.Dr. Dalip Kumar provided guidance how to calculate scores for API as per latest guidelines of UGC. Several queries have been raised about the new guidelines of UGC . There was very good discussion .All the resource persons satisfy the audience with their answers.
Dr. Manju Dewan, Organizing Secretary and Coordinator RUSA, DAV College told that there was much confusion for the faculty working in the colleges about how to apply to enter into senior grades / levels. S