The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of SPES’s Goa Multi-Faculty College, Dharbandora organised a seminar on “Documentation and Computation of API score for Career Progression of Teachers” for its faculty members on 18th August 2020. Around 20 Full Time Regular and Contract Basis Faculty members benefited from this seminar. The seminar was facilitated by the Principal Dr. Shaikh Mohammad Parvez Al-Usmani, who has been actively involved in IQAC related matters and also been a part of CAS Screening cum Evaluation Committee for last several years. The prime objective of the Seminar was to orient and guide faculty members about API Methodology, Documentation, Procedural aspects among others as per 7th Pay UGC Regulations 2018.
The Seminar started off with discussion on rationale behind having API for College teachers and how API related regulations have evolved over the years. Further, each API criterion was discussed in detail from its key requirements and expectations perspective. This was followed by some invaluable inputs from the Resource Person on the method to calculate and claim points especially under Category III and also on the requirement of documentary evidences under each of the criterion. Topics such as when and how to apply for CAS, essence of qualifying period, eligibility criteria were also touched upon. The Seminar also acted as a fruitful idea generation platform stirring up discussion on changes to be done in administrative aspects to bring about efficiency in work processes and culture.
Overall session was very educative, informative, enlightening and garnered positive response from the attendees. The program was coordinated by Ms. Sonam Gondlekar, IQAC Coordinator of the College.