To emerge as a leader in the field of value centered management education in India.
These values are achieved through the hallmark of PCMRD- Teaching Learning Process
An effective teaching –learning process in place is very important for the academic success.
Passion is at the heart of all activities & systems at PCMRD. Faculty here fervently engage in teaching-learning process; they teach to kindle the excitement of learning in students. We follow an outcome based learning process to develop the skills, attitude and knowledge of the students. Experiential Learning, Project based learning, Participative Learning, Problem Solving Skills are the distinctive features of a successful teaching learning process at PCMRD.
Planning: All the activities at PCMRD are planned to optimize the learning of students. An integrated effort is made by the team of PCMRD in planning the activities before the semester begins. The schedule for conduct of concurrent evaluations is communicated to the students in advance.
Academic calender: The Institute organizes various events like PCMRD Fest, Seminar, Workshops, Industrial Visits, Guest Lectures, Lakshya - Intra - Institute Competition, etc. To ensure that there is no overlap of events, Academic Calendar, a comprehensive guide to all programs is prepared.
Lecture Plans: Before the commencement of each semester all the faculty members are required to prepare a lecture plan which consists of the topics to be covered during the session and the evaluation pattern for their respective courses. The institute gives a free hand to the faculty for designing the evaluation parameters. We believe in competency and thus ensure highest quality of work using innovation, creativity and continuous learning.
Innovative teaching aids and pedagogy: A major challenge for every teacher is capturing each student’s attention, and conveying ideas effectively to create a lasting impression. Audio-visual aids develop the ability to listen and also helps the students understand the concepts better. The faculty use a mix of traditional & modern evaluation parameters. Assignments, class test, reports etc emphasize on the writing skills of the students,whereas news report analysis, role plays, collage, book review etc focus on out of the box thinking and improving the oratory skills of the students.
Lectures: Institute offers all the specialization courses which the university has. There are designated classrooms for all the specializations. These classrooms are well equipped with LCD projector and a desktop. Regular lectures are conducted according to the time-table. Each faculty follows his/her own unique teaching pedagogy to create an impact in the class.
Industry inputs: The visiting faculty at PCMRD are domain specific and from diverse fields from industry and academics. Resource person from the industry are invited to conduct guest lectures who address our students on a variety of subjects that take their learning well beyond the prescribed curriculum. This industrial visit provides an insight on how companies work and also give greater clarity about various management concepts to the students.
Concurrent Internal Evaluation (CIE)
Evaluation helps to build an educational programme, assess its achievements and improve upon its effectiveness. It serves as an in-built monitor within the programme to review the progress in learning from time to time.
Scheduling: Before each semester, a detailed evaluation plan is solicited from all the faculty members by the academic coordinator. Then it is collated and a complete evaluation file is mailed to the students within 15 days of the commencement of the semester. The schedule for conduct of concurrent evaluations is communicated to all in advance through Notice Board/ time table/Email. The institute has its own updated database of multiple choice questions (MCQ), which is shared with all the students by e-mail for practice.
Controlling: The submissions take place as per the date mentioned. Submissions may be in the form of excel sheets, reports, written assignment, e-mails, presentations etc. A detail record of submission for different evaluations is maintained, which is then shared with the students. The students are allowed to see their evaluated submissions and necessary feedback is given by the concerned faculty. They are asked to resubmit their assignments, if necessary.
Analysis and Feedback: We have strong moral principles. We are transparent, honest and ethical in all our system, procedures and interactions. The students can see and discuss all the assessments with their respective course faculty. After all the submissions and the internal exam, result of all the students is displayed on notice board. In case of any grievance they can get back to their respective course faculty. They are guided further for improvement in performance and grades. If the issue is not addressed there, then they can contact the academic coordinator for its further redressal. After solving student’s concerns, an updated list of internal marks is again
displayed on the notice board.
University External Examination:
The external examination is conducted by Savitribai Phule Pune University. Our institute is the exam center for the same. An external senior supervisor is appointed by the university to act as an observer during the examination. For the supervision of the blocks, PCMRD appoints external junior supervisors / invigilators to avoid any chance of favoritism. The College Examining Officer is in charge of the conduct of the entire examination and its smooth functioning. He acts as a link between students and SPPU in case of any query during the examination. The exam department of PCMRD has its own internal squad to check the students before the examination.
We strongly advocate responsibility, trustworthiness and sincerity to be exemplified by all the members. Apart from being accountable in our work we also strive to be socially responsible citizens.
Education and community development such as blood donation, orphanage visits prepare students to support and facilitate learning where they work together for social change and thereby achieving our vision of value centered management education in India.