Wednesday, 4 November 2015

ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATION OF TVET INSTITUTIONS




My Dear Staff,                                                                                                                  Dt. 04-11-2015

                I am glad to inform you that I participated in In-country Program on “Accreditation and certification of TVET Institutions “at the NITTTR, Chennai organized by Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) & NITTTR under the collaboration of Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC), Manila, Philippines from October 26-30, 2015.
                There is a growing demand for recognition of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutional across borders due to a large number of emerging factors such as increasing economic globalization, significant migration flows, increasing labour market opportunities for the highly skilled, and the growth in the international trade and services. To answer this concern & for high quality education, various initiatives have been established such as the development of an effective TVET system thru accreditation and certification of such institutions. So TVET administrators and managers are required to bring innovations in educational policies and processes, and their firm implementation amidst building TVET excellence through a well-structured accreditation system.
                Accreditation Board of Engg. And Technology (ABET), National Assessment and Accreditation council (NAAC) accredit college and university programs and APACC, National Board of Accreditation (NBA) accredit TVET institutions (includes Polytechnic Programs).

Benefits of APACC Accreditation to TVET institutions

  • The institution can identify its programs with excellence in TVET;
  • The institution could be assured of conformity to good practices and benchmarks of global requirements;
  • The institution will be able to rate its programs on an international platform for better student intake;
  • The institution will be able to appraise itself of its own facilities and faculty vis-à-vis performance;
  • The institution can satisfy vendor or human capital to world-class employer and other stakeholders in TVET sector;
  • The institution can provide the public with a positive image and can validate that an institution meets or exceeds high standards of TVET;
  • The institution can increase students’ knowledge of industry standards and professionalism to enhance the students credibility in obtaining employment within their own countries and across national border in Asia-Pacific region;
  • The institution can provide external peer-review to verify program quality;
  • The institution can facilitate in mobilizing the workforce and harmonizing its curricula and skills competency;


The seven criteria used by APACC as its Institutional Accreditation Standards are as follows:
  • Governance and Management
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Research and Development
  • Extension, Consultancy and Linkages
  • Resources
  • Support to students

 A Self-assessment report for Accreditation is to be prepared and enclosed to the Project work.

Similarly documents for National Accreditation and Certification Systems and Practices (NBA) in India was discussed through a case study during the training. As per the latest AICTE Norms for starting of new courses, the existing courses are to be accredited by NBA. There was a study visit to SRM University. An International Seminar on “Enhancing Quality of Technical Education through Accreditation “was also conducted on Oct. 29. Finally the participants attended the Online Examination and Evaluations.
I was very pleased to be part of this relevant and enriching event. In order to introduce new courses in our institute for the benefit of student community of this area, it is binding on our part to get accredited by NBA for the existing programs, Let us empower ourselves for this important task. Cheers to knowledge and lifelong learning!


With Regards
K.V.R.BABU, Principal, GP Addanki

Monday, 14 September 2015

EDUCATIONAL VIDEO PRODUCTION

We need to vary our teaching styles and incorporate a range of delivery methods into our pedagogy. No matter how enigmatic a lecturer, it is difficult to engage a theatre full of students for 50 minutes, purely by talking at them. Some students learn best through listening; some by touching and others need visual stimuli, e.g. Educational video resources.

           Educational video resources are a great way to add visual stimuli to our lectures. They should always be used as an extension of the lecture and not as a replacement. When used properly they can help to heighten the educational experience for students and raise the level of engagement and achievement during lectures.  

Steps to follow while preparing Educational videos
  1.  Preparation of learning objectives.
  2.  Listing and sequencing of teaching points.
  3.  Method of presentation strategy.
  4.  Decision block.

Parts of Video Production:

  1. Pre –Production:
    1. Preparation of story
    2. Identification of resources and shooting location
    3. Preparation of detailed shooting script
    4. Procurement of resources
    5. Rehearsal
    6. Decision block
  2. Production :
    1. Video recording
    2. Audio recording
  3.  Post production (Editing):
    1. Linear editing
    2. Non linear editing, Methods:  We use Non linear editing.
      1. Avid
      2. Canapus
      3. FCP- Final Cut Pro

           Video requires indoor and out door shooting. We require some elements like camera, light, sound, background music while preparing educational videos with the duration 8-15 minutes. Because according to a survey the level of students’ concentration lasts just for 12 minutes.

Monday, 7 September 2015


Teaching Students to Play the Game of Life – Swami Chinmayananda


Teaching can be one of the most interesting and rewarding professions in the world if you know what you are doing. Where does teaching end? What is its goal? The goal of teaching is to impart to the children the ability to make the right judgements. The students have to be made fit to live in society not only professionally and monetarily, but also in the right frame of mind with which he or she meets life cheerfully and as a challenge. The true teacher is thus a sculptor, preparing students to meet life with perfect ease and to leave their mark on the society.

Friday, 4 September 2015


5th September 2015
Congratulations to my beloved staff and students
Dear Staff & Students,

            The Teacher’s day, Parents & Teachers meet and the Fresher’s day Celebrations on 04-09-2015 at our Institute was a grand success. Honouring the Retired Headmaster gave us utmost satisfaction and the mementos presented by the students to all their Teachers with our college emblem & photo of the great Teacher Sri S.Radhakrishnan is simply superb.

            The contributions made by students & beloved staff in various committees are exemplary. Students discipline & conduct during the function is well regulated. I am fully convinced that the present team of Senior & Junior staff, Non-teaching staff form a well-knit unit, are highly Collaborative and one of the best unit among all the Government Polytechnics in the state of AP.

With Regards,

K.V.R.BABU, Principal, GP Addanki


Monday, 31 August 2015

Cloud Computing
The term Cloud refers to a Network or Internet.  Cloud computing means sharing computational resources(Storage, Software, Database, ) as a service and dynamically reallocated per demand.

For example, a cloud computer facility that serves European users during European business hours with a specific application (e.g., email) may reallocate the same resources to serve North American users during North America's business hours with a different application (e.g., a web server)


Cloud-computing providers offer their "services" according to different models







Software as a service (SaaS)
In the software as a service (SaaS) model, Cloud providers manage the infrastructure and platforms that run the applications. SaaS is sometimes referred to as "on-demand software" and is usually priced on a pay-per-use basis or using a subscription fee.

Ex: Office365, Google Apps(Docs, Sheets, Photos,etc.,).


Platform as a service (PaaS)
In the PaaS models, cloud providers deliver a computing platform, typically including operating system, programming-language execution environment, database, and web server. Application developers can develop and run their software solutions on a cloud platform without the cost and complexity of buying and managing the underlying hardware and software layers.

With some PaaS offers like Microsoft Azure and 
Google App Engine  Supports Python, Java, PHP, Go Programming 
Engine yard Deploy, Scale, and Manage Your PHP, Ruby, & Node.js Applications

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
Providers of IaaS offer computers (physical or  virtual machines) and other resources. To deploy their applications, cloud users install operating-system images and their application software on the cloud infrastructure.


Advantage:
Reduce capital costs:
 The Motorola Moto E went on sale at 00:00 hours on May 14 exclusively on Flipkart. Soon after it went on sale, the Flipkart's sever could not serve requests. Server shows "Please try again in sometime." It is because of limited servers. So the existing infrastructure should be well equipped to handle the peak hour traffic. But we can’t purchase the number of servers and manage them just for 5 days because remaining days there was no use with them. So in cloud we can take service just for five days with low cost from cloud providers.


Friday, 28 August 2015


SKILL DEVELOPMENT                Dt. 28-08-2015

I wish to inform all my staff and students that I attended the orientation session on “Skill development centres in Polytechnic colleges“by APSSDCAndhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation on 27th August 2015 at Sri City Campus as per the Instructions of our Higher Officials.
The state government of Andhra Pradesh established the new department of SDEI (Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation) with the APSSDC as its Implementing (HoD) agency. APSSDC is established in order to tackle the shortage of skilled workforce in various sectors. To address this issue, APSSDC establishes skill development centres in Engineering colleges, Degree, Polytechnics and other Institutions.
In a recent SDC program, the final year degree students in CSE/IT/ECE were trained by industry grade trainers positioned in the SDC as well as through online by experts, the students developed 275 diverse projects. Having done projects on their own end-to-end, the confidence levels of students are noticeably higher and they fared much better.
A new interesting program of APSSDC for the academic year 2015-16 in engineering. Colleges is program for improved delivery of Lab oriented courses and soft skills. Through this program, in order to address the glaring gaps that prevail in most colleges in the delivery of fundamental and lab-oriented courses, experts from Industry/Universities will conduct on line sessions in interactive hands on fashion. Students also practise these along with the faculty member. Recorded sessions will be made available through the learning management systems (LMS) hosted in the college on weekly basis. I strongly hope the practical sessions in our polytechnics will also be strengthened and our students acquire the practical skills for their livelihood.
During the meeting there was a presentation on SDC, t-SDI training as per the model and methodology of COE (centres of excellence) of Siemens Company. Siemens centres of excellence are already established in Gujarat. A cluster comprises of 1 centre of excellence (COE) and 5 Technical Skill Development Institutions (t-SDI). These institutions would be established at a cost of Rs 546,84,18,908/- with Siemens and Design Tech. providing grant in aid of Rs 491,84,18,908 (90%) and Govt. share being Rs 55,00,000/- (10%). As per the AP state govt. plans six Siemens clusters will be established in the state each costing Rs 546.84 Crore. The AP Govt. has sanctioned an amount of Rs 370,78,80,000/- for establishing these six clusters from the current year’s budget allocation. The entire meeting sessions were monitored by Dr. Subba Rao Ghanta the MD &CEO of APSSDC, secretary to Govt. SDEI & EO secretary to Chief Minister. I wish our Polytechnics will get this golden opportunity to revive its glow for the benefit of the youth of our state.


                                                                                           K.V.R.Babu, Principal, GP Addanki

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Dated : 25-08-2015

 Suggestions on AICTE approval process in response to the Public notice by AICTE soliciting suggestions for maintaining better Transparency/Accountability.

 Sir,
           I submit that the council has put on place several initiatives to bring about changes in approval process by introducing greater transparency and accountability. 
          As per the “Approval process Hand book of 2015-16 “ there is a condition for the approval process, stating that the increase in Intake in existing courses and for adding new courses in existing program is possible, only when the Institution has valid NBA accredited courses. This has become a big hurdle to the newly formed state of Andhra Pradesh during the approval process for the Academic year 2015-16. 
          To meet the increasing demand of Technically skilled personal and to provide cost effective education, the Government of Andhra Pradesh is running around 40 New Government Polytechnics (in rural areas), with only 2 courses in each institution. The Government of Andhra Pradesh has taken lot of Initiatives & with lot of funds in developing these institutions in a phased manner, but during 2015-16 all these institutions lost the opportunity of introducing one or two new courses in each polytechnic, since they are not having ‘Accreditation status’.
           Hence, I request that the New Government Polytechnics which have not completed Ten Academic years since their inception be permitted with ease in approval to start new courses without ‘Accreditation status’ under the AICTE policy of ‘Education to all’. This step alone will be beneficial to the newly formed state of Andhra Pradesh , facing many turmoil’s and which has a large demand-supply gap of Technical man power. It is true that the supply of polytechnic diploma students in the state of Andhra Pradesh is inadequate. The employable skilled labour currently supplies only 31% of the total demand. 
          Hence, this suggestion to permit the New Government Polytechnics of Andhra Pradesh presently running Two courses to start Two more courses in the Academic year 2016-17 without insisting on ‘Accreditation status’ for the benefit of the rural youth may be kindly considered. 
 Yours sincerely,

 K.V.R.Babu Principal, Government Polytechnic, Addanki, Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh
( sent by email to aphsuggestions2016-17@aicte-india.org on 25-08-2015 )

Wednesday, 19 August 2015


20th August        Principal’s message on the occasion of National Sadhbhavana day
Dear Staff & Students,
My hearty thanks to you all for taking  Sadhbhavana pledge along with me on a common platform on this National Sadhbhavana day. It signifies National Integration, communal harmony, Non-violence and to promote goodwill among the people across the nation.
As students you should primarily have two things 1) Self awareness & 2) Self confidence. Self awareness should remind you that you are a student in serious pursuit of knowledge. Self confidence, if acquired makes you fearless and makes your student life happy. For this you should take the help of your Parents and Teachers.

The strong Bhavana is ‘Be Positive and stay Positive’.

Saturday, 15 August 2015


Principal’s speech on 15th August 2015
My Dear Staff & My Dear students,
My Greetings to you all on this happy occasion of 69th Independence Day of our Great Country.
Do you Know why all of you are asked to come early in the morning to celebrate this day as a National festival, salute the flag, and to sing our beautiful National Anthem? On this day we pay our respects to all those freedom fighters who sacrificed their Health, wealth, family & life for the Independence of our country. We draw inspiration from their lives. We remember the Freedom fighters, soldiers, workers, scientists, farmers developing this country. When we salute the National flag, we are saluting Bharatmatha. When we sing the National Anthem we remember the glory of our great country.
We got Independence from the foreign rulers due to our freedom fighters. The people of India fought a series of hard and bitter battles for their lost liberty. They were fighting with British invaders from 1757 to 14th August 1947. There was civil disobedience movement – I & II. In April 1930 Gandhiji launched the salt satyagraha. With civil disobedience came the boycott of British goods & civil resistance to unjust laws. Responding to the appeal of Mahatma Gandhi, men & women joined the campaign in thousands for open confrontation with the enemy in the battle of freedom. Hundreds of people were imprisoned, shot & killed by the British govt. to create reign of terror throughout India. Bhagat singh, Chandrasekhar Azad, many people in Jalinwala Bagh incident sacrificed their lives to make our country independent. Try to understand the sacrifice of Bhagat singh and the death of Chandrasekhar Azad in Allahabad and the struggle unto death by Alluri sitarama raju. Independence means freedom from slavery, injustice and looting of our resources by the foreigners who invaded our country. The slogan and temper in the hearts of the people during freedom movement was “Freedom is our Birth Right and we want our India’s Independence”. In this way we fought and got our first Independence day on 15th August 1947.
Now students if you feel that our country has developed it is once again the contribution of many thousands of citizens of our country & if you feel that our country is still in lot of problems and people are suffering it means the citizens especially the youth force should contribute for the peace and welfare of our country. When citizens struggle for improvement, the fruits of Independence will reach the people. For this to happen we should
1.    Nor give importance to caste, creed & other differences and act as brothers & sisters of this country. We should be Smart in our understanding the situations in our country. We are talking about smart cities in our country which are essential but most essential are the smart citizens in our country. Smart citizens simply mean those who know what is good & what is bad our country and contribute their best in spite of so many temptations.
2.    We should always be inspired by the freedom fighters, the working class and do our duty.
3.    As students you should concentrate on your studies and show human kindness towards the poor, weak, old, handicapped. You should respect the women, support the junior students and understand your responsibility and perform with the highest self-confidence. Remember Swami Vivekananda words ‘The essence of education is concentration of mind and not the collection of facts’. Your future depends on today’s harvest. “I work only for the development of my country” are the golden words of Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, our hero for the present generation. I remind you that 40 Universities awarded doctorates to him.
Regarding our institution we have the hard work and support of all our Teaching & Non-Teaching staff. We all work as family members. Is it not? We want our students to be successful. Yesterday we have inaugurated our polytechnic website. It is www.gpadk.edu.in . our RJD in his mail congratulated the Computer Engg.  Staff for this achievement. As a best practise I want them to offer free service in examination fee payment, scholarship registration and guide them in the use of internet. If you have any problem in receiving the Govt. Scholarship please approach me since I take up student scholarship work personally. Soon we are going to conduct the Anti-Ragging meeting; parent-teacher meeting and we will celebrate Teachers day, Engineers day, Freshers day, a few Games competitions and photo session with final year students. I want you to prepare well for the unit tests for III/VI sem students from Monday. Please take the help of our staff in achieving better results. I appreciate the efforts of those staff taking extra remedial classes in the morning times.
                      Our motto is “To do honest work for the development of our country as a smart citizen”. I thank the staff in organising this function nicely.

                                                                Thank you all and JAI HIND.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

My ISB Photo

A Great oppurtunity to participate in the 2 days workshop on skill mission induction program at ISB, Hyderabad. 

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

eSign: Online Electronic Signature Service

What is eSign?
eSign facilitates digitally signing a document by an Aadhaar holder using an Online Service.






The Government has introduced Electronic Signature or Electronic Authentication Technique and Procedure Rules, 2015 in which the technique known as “e-authentication technique using Aadhaar e-KYC services” has been introduced for facilitating the eSign Service.


 Where the eSign Online Electronic Signature Service can be used?
An Application Service Provider (ASP) (Ex: Digital Locker) can integrate eSign online electronic signature service so that the users of that ASP will be able to use eSign. A physical paper form/document which is currently used to obtain digital signature certificate can be replaced by its electronic form and thereby facilitate electronic signature of the signer through eSign.
ASPs who can be potential users of eSign include Government agencies, Banks and Financial Institutions, Educational Institutions etc.

Examples of applications which can migrate to online paperless transactions through eSign are
S. n
Department/Sector
Service
1.
Digital Locker
Self-Signing
2.
Income Tax
PAN issuance
Return Filing
3.
Financial Sector
Account opening in Banks
Account opening in Post Office
4.
Passport
Issuance
Reissue
5.
Telecom
New Connection
6.
Rural Health Insurance
Application

eSign Using Digital Locker



  • Enter the OTP that sent to your Mobile or Email and click eSign Button

  • It will add your eSign to the document.
  • Download the document by clicking on the name of document