Teaching is not just a duty but a way of life and a lifetime mission that extends beyond the campus.
” We work to become, not to acquire”.
Excellence in any branch of education ultimately depends on the quality of education; and the real value of a college lies in its faculty members. Teaching staff at Indian Academy are recruited as per the guidelines of the University Grants Commission, India. Individuals with proven academic credentials and valuable experience in teaching comprise the Indian Academy faculty community.
A plethora of initiatives on continuous development of faculty, provides ample opportunities for them to advance their knowledge and skills. There is active promotion of research across all disciplines, which has contributed to greater engagement in intellectual pursuits among existing faculty members. An active research culture has played a key role in attracting individuals with strong research credentials.
With over 20 UG programmes and 18 PG programmes, across various disciplines, it has become common practice to engage in inter-disciplinary research and publication initiatives. Unlike in large research universities, our faculty are easily accessible and ensure collaborations with students in their research projects. We have over 150 full-time faculty members on the rolls, across disciplines like literature, physical sciences, management studies, arts, nursing etc. In addition, we draw a rich pool of practicing professionals such as auditors, lawyers, business leaders, etc. who often associate with us as visiting/adjunct faculty. ICT-based teaching and interactive learning has enhanced the quality of delivery at Indian Academy.
Teaching Pedagogy / Methodology
- The curricula for UG and PG programmes are designed to be predominantly classroom-friendly along with some practical-based/experiential learning through labs and fieldwork. To enthuse students, additional activities such as workshops, student club activities, short-term projects, quizzes, etc. are regularly encouraged.
- Use of multi-media/AV (Audio-Visual)/ICT (Information and Communication Technology) based learning techniques
- Regular usage of DLP-Projectors
- Inquiry-based learning through quizzing, MCQs, etc.
- Student seminars and workshops
- Periodic evaluation through internal tests
- Availability of NPTEL (National Programme on Technology- Enhanced Learning)
- Availability of E-resources
- Clinical training through Hospital postings for nursing students
- Group Discussions- Group learning-Assignments-Cooperative learning cycles
The ever- enthusiastic drive of the faculty and student community pushes students to reach great heights in their endeavors. Their efforts and excellent performance outcomes are recognized and suitably rewarded through merit scholarships, cash prizes, etc. Through the years, there has been an escalation in the number of students winning laurels to their credit.