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Department of Chemistry

P.R.GOVERNMENT COLLEGE (A),KAKINADA

PRESS NOTE  ON AUSTRALIA  VISIT BY E.V.S. SUBRAHMANYAM

PHASE  I   VOCATIONAL   EDUCATION   LEADERSHIP TRAINING  PROGRAMME  (VELT)

The University Grants Commission (UGC) under the aegis of the Australia –India Education  Council  (AIEC) organized a Vocational Leadership Training programme(VELT) in collaboration with Ministry of Skills development (MSDE) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to impart  professional   development training to be delivered by TAFE Directors Australia for the skill development institutions  across the country.

The  competent authority nominated   me  to participate in  the   VELT –phase I programme  held at New Delhi  during  21st to 23rd  Nov.2016  at  AICTE  Head quarters , New  Delhi.   A total  of 120 were nominated  from  UGC, MSDE,and  AICTE.  

TAFE  is   Technical  and  Further  Education. They  are  run  by  Gov t. of Australia. The Australian Delegation   members  were.

Ms. Jen Behen, Director, TAFE Directors, Australia

Ms. Jayne Miller, Director, Business growth and transformation, Canberra Institute  of  Technology.

Mr. Ken Howell, Director, Business Development and Industry Engagement, South West TASFE, Vicoria

Mr. Marty Burgess, Director, Trades and Technology Faculty , TAFE Illawarra Wollongong

Dr. Paul Wilson ,General Manager, TAFE Queensland  East  Coast

Delhi Post:

Amanda  Day, Counsellor (Education and Research) Department of Education and Training (DET), Australian  Government.

Ms. Anu  Jain, Senior Policy Advisor (Education), DET,Australian Government

Ms. Priya Raja, Senior Policy advisor (Education), DET, Australian Government

Indian Delegation:

Dr,Manju Singh, Joint Secretary, University Grants Commission (UGC)

Mr.Deepankar Mallick, Deputy  Director General (Training), Ministry for Skills Development and

Entreprene urship  (MSDE)       

Dr. Archana Thakur, Education Officer, UGC

Dr. Nikhil Kumar, Education Officer, UGC

 

 

Basic  Structure:

Five  workshop  topics  were delivered over the  three day  period.(21st Nov. to 23rd Nov 2016)

Workshop 1:  Institute  Leadership, including Governance ( Mr. Martyr Burgess)

Workshop 2: Industry Integration (Industry  Engagement) (Ms. Jayne Miller)

Workshop 3:  Australian Qualification framework, including its application at the  Institute level.(Mr. Ken Howell)

Workshop 4: Regulatory frameworks and Quality assurance (Dr. Paul Wilson)

Workshop 5: Globalisation, International Partnerships and Networks( Ms. Jen Bahen)

The  workshop  provided some level of contextualization for  the  Indian audience. These workshop will  have  a  natural  progression  to   Level 2  at  Australia  and  Level  3  in Delhi .

PHASE  II  :      26th   Feb  2017   to   4th  Feb  2017.

Of  the  120  participants  of   Phase  I  programme  20  participants  were selected  on the  strength of the  project   proposals  submitted by  the  individuals  regarding  their  views  on  the  questionnaire  given.

The current capacity of skill development programs in India is 3.1 million According to a survey only 2% of the countries force is skilled which is much lower when compared to developing nations. India has set itself a target of skilling 500 million people by 2022, this can be achieved only by involving all the conventional education institutions besides increasing the number of polytechnics and ITIs. I want to play my role in achieving this target by improving the skill development programs in our college with my Australian visit experience

  • wish that the VET education in India should be industry driven but not curriculum driven. Industry has to be involved in developing the training packages to meet the training needs of an industry or a group of industries

The key distinction between VET and the other educational levels is the integral role that industry must play in policy setting, development and revision of competency standards and delivery of courses. There  is no law  stipulating  the  industry  involvement  in  vocational education except  by   way  of  corporate  social responsibility initiatives in India.

The   Australian Industry-academic  linkage  is  very  well   organized. They  involve  PwC which is Skills service organization responsible  for developing competencies on behalf of the Australian Government. It works  through  Australian Industry and Skills  Committee (AISC),Industry  Reference Committee (IRC) and skills service organ organizations like PwC which help in developing the training packages or competencies. The training packages  are developed in greater collaboration between employers, industry and students of Vocational Education  Training. Industry is more directly involved in influencing the skills needs and training requirements of the furure. The dialogue  is ongoing and changes are not made constantly. They take a long-term view and  their approach is future fit.

The program will provide Indian participants with an opportunity to gain insights into Australia’s vocational education and training leadership and management. The participants will then act as leaders within their own institutions and regions on their return to India.

I visited  the  TAFE  instititutions  which are  government  technical institutions  offering  level  III and level  IV  courses in  direct mode.  They are offering  training  for  school  students  under  the name  TAFE  at  School  for one or two days  in  a  week. 2nd  March.Nambour  TAFE.   Courses offered are.  

1. Building   &  construction (construction , furniture and cabinet making, plumbing,carpentry)

2. Early childhood Education  and Care 3. Conservation and Horticulture  4. Creative Arts ( Building design , Graphic design, interior design, music, photography , screen and multimedia, Visual arts)

  1. Engineering ( automotive, electrical) 6. Hair dressing and beauty

There are full time .part-time andshort term courses also.

On 3rd March 2017 , courses  offered  at  Mooloolaba were studied.  The mooloolaba offers Early childhood Edducation and Care,Hair Dressing and Beauty, Hospitality & cookery, Creative Art (Fashion),Nursing and Health services,Tourism & Events. Of these  the importance given Hospitality and Cookery , Nursing and Health services is  excellent. The students are assured of placement  in five star hotel. The nursing students are guaranted a job in attached hospital.

 

 

SUGGESTIONS:

  1.  In our country, the focus of students and parents is not on vocational education. We have to create awareness that those  courses  are  not  second  to none. The construction workers, drivers, cooks , plumbers, electricians are  earning  a  lot  in Australia and leading a very comfortable life.
  2. The school students  who are interested may be  given  training in the trade they choose  by our  ITIs  or  teachers may be trained in or other trade.  The classes may be  one  day  in a week.
  3. The diploma holders  may be given admission to  second year of degree just like polytechnic students are given admission into second year  of  engineering.
  4. The major system may be modified  to  include one  vocational course like  Mathematics, Chemistry, Petrochemicals,(MCPc), MCPharma, MPElectrical, BZNursery,   etc.
  5. The  most important thing is  creation  of   system  for  industry engagement  for curriculum design.

 

About the Chemistry Department

The dept. of chemistry was established in the year 1968, with M.P.C and C.B.Z groups. The students intake to B. Sc is M.P.C-30 members and C.B.Z- 30 members. The department of chemistry has continually been striving for excellence in teaching and research. Faculty members of the department are highly qualified, dedicated and competent in teaching as well as in research. The faculty members lay emphasis on inclusion of modern teaching technologies viz. LCDs, Models and Practical demonstration. The department has its own computer with 24x7 internet facility

Faculty of the Department

Name of the lecturer

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

Experience

Sri E.V.S.Subrahmanyam

M. Sc, M.Phil

Lecturer

Physical Chemistry

33 years

Sri Md.Sadik Ahmed

M.Sc,NET

Lecturer

Organic Chemistry

6 Years

Sri V. Venkateswara Rao

M. Sc, B.Ed

Lecturer

Organic Chemistry

16 Year

 

Facilities in the Department

1.Laboratories and infrastructure

Two well equipped Laboratories facilitate students for doing regular practical work. More than 30 students can accommodate in each laboratory. The department has separate chemical store room, analytical balance room, glassware room and gas room. The dept. has more than 300 types of chemicals and reagents for practical and research work.

 

2.Departmental Library

Department has its own Library having 314 books and issue books to the students and faculty members. The Dept. has various types of academic text books, Practical manuals, Test papers, Question banks, Competitive examinations books and Reference books.

3.Instruments

The department of chemistry utilizing modern equipments for practical works and research work.

  1. Micro Processor pH meters
  2. Micro Processor Conductivity meters
  3. Digital Potentiometers
  4. Micro Processor colorimeter
  5. Water and Soil Analysis Equipment
  6. Fluorescence and UV Cabinet for TLC
  7. Viscometer
  8. Stalegmo meters
  9. Melting point apparatus
  10. Centrifuge
  11. Hot air Oven
  12. Analytical and electronic balances
  13. Refrigerator
  14. Distillation plants
  15. Sonicator

4.Computer Facility

The department has its own advanced computer with 24x7 internet facility. In addition to, internet centre provides internet facility to the students.

5.LCD Projector

The dept. has own LCD projector, teaching models and charts. The faculty members lay emphasis on inclusion of modern teaching technologies viz. OHP and LCDs. It is useful to present important concepts in power point Presentation for better understanding and makes the learning process more effective.

  

 

Highlights of the Department

1.Certificate Course:

The dept. started to conduct certificate course on “Hands on experience in Chem Draw” every year. It is useful to learn more knowledge on chemistry software. Duration of the course is 3 months with 4 modules.Certificate will be issued after successful completion of the practical examination.

2.Preparation of models:

The faculty encourages the student for preparation of models related to topic present in the syllabi.

 

3.Research Activities:

The faculty actively participated in research activities. Mr. B. Ramachandra applied for “Major Research Project” for UGC for the year 2014-20105. The topic entitled is “Development of novel ionic liquid based liquid phase microextraction method for determination of pesticide residues in water and fish samples in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh”

4.Free consultancy services

The department of chemistry is providing a consultancy service. The theme of the Consultancy Services is benefited to public especially for rural farmers.  The services are Water quality testing and chemical analysis of ores

(a) Water quality testing

The following parameters were tested in water

  1. BOD
  2. OD
  3. Conductivity
  4. Salinity
  5. TDS
  6. pH

(b) Chemical analysis of ores

Identification of metal ions present in the ore sample through qualitative chemical analysis

 

5.Students Study Projects:

Lecturers are encouraged to students to performe live study projects every year. The faculty members encourage students to perform Science Fair Projects on the occasions. List of students study project carried out by our students. These type of projects will give a chance to the students to explore their creative skills.

6.Celebration of Events

The dept. celebrating the following days every year. Encourages the students by conducting quiz and essay writing competitions

  1. National Chemistry Day (10th, Dec)
  2. National Science Day (Feb, 28th)

 

7.Science Awereness Programme

The students of the chemistry department are created awareness and interest on science subjects, especially on chemistry by performing Science Experiments to the ZPGP School, Razole.

8.Encouragement to PG entrance examination

Faculty members encourage students with free study material for UG examinations as well as M.Sc Entrance and other competitive exams. The chemistry students showed linear progress in securing seats in P.G entrance as well as employment every year.

  1. P. Lakshmi Konda got 90th Rank in AU CET-2013, joined at AU campus
  2. B. Naga Kumari got 7th Rank in AU CET-2014,  joined at AU campus
  3. S.P Lakshmi got 262th Rank in AU CET-2014, joined at Arts College, Rajahmundry
  4. K.D Prasad got 297th Rank in AU CET-2014, joined at Arts College, Rajahmundry​​​

9.Student Puzzle Corner

The lecturers encourage the student to prepare Puzzles in Chemistry subject every year. This will increase not only commend on subject but also creativity.

 

10.SAFETY FIRST WORK NEXT

Lecturers’ shows more care to prevent the chemical accidents. The dept. has FIRST AID BOX and fire extinguishers for chemical accidents. The lecturers creating awareness not only on safety rulesbut also on first aid year.

 

 

11.Interdisciplinary Activities

The department is encouraging the students to participate interdisciplinary competitions and also sending the students to outside. We are developing students study project with collaboration of Mathematics Department.

  • Balancing Chemical Equations using system of liner equations
  • Applications of Differential Equations to Chemical Reactions

12.Extension lectures

The department arranges extension lectures form the eminent person s from industry as well as research laboratories to enhance the awareness on the current research and jobs.

S.No

Date

Topic

Name of the External Expert

Institution

2

4.01.2011

A Convenient approach for aromatic Substitution Reactions

Sri. P. Sree Rama murthy

S.K.V.T College,

Rajahmundry

3

13.12.2012

Synthetic Strategies in Organic synthesis

Sri. R. Venkata Sathya Narayana

Senior Chemist,

R&D, Dr. Reddy’s Lab, Ahmedabad

5

17.07.2013

 

Heterocyclic Compounds

Sri. Dr. A.V Venkateswara Rao

SKBR College, Amalapuram

6

23.07.2013

Nuclear Chemistry

Sri. V. Nagaraju

Scientific Officer, BARC, Mumbai

7

08.12.2013

Careers of Chemistry Students after Graduation

Sri M.H.H.S Ramachandra Rao

Manager, R&D, Dr. Reddy’s Lab, Hyd

 

  • The Dept. has highly qualified, dedicated and experience faculty.
  • The lecturers are explored new methodologies in preparation of “New Course material and question banks”.
  • Frequent seminars, Quiz programmes, Group Discussions  are conducted to the students
  • Explaining the mistakes done by the students in Unit tests, term exams and pre-final examinations.
  • Complete career guidelines provided to the students from first year onwards.

For more information please contact:

Email: chemistrydept.razole@gmail.com

Razole GDC

Razole GDC was established in the year 1968. Students of Razole who wish to pursue higher education had to go to Rajahmundry, Kakinada or Vijayawada

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