National Seminar on Towards New Initiatives and Paradigms in Higher Education

Organizer: INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL (IQAC), ST.XAVIER’S COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, ALUVA (Affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Re-accredited by NAAC with A++ Grade (CGPA 3.68) First college in India to be accredited in the fifth cycle)- In Collaboration with The Kerala State Higher Education Council

About the Seminar

  • When: 10th and 11th, July 2023
  • Venue: APJ Seminar Hall, St. Xavier’s College for Women, Aluva, Kerala, India
  • Registration Fee: 700/-

Higher Education sector witnesses tremendous changes and transitions and we are looking forward to a brighter future incorporating the needs and challenges of the times. Breakthrough modifications are taking place in teaching –learning paradigms transforming the teacher-learner responsibilities, initiatives and roles. The implementation of new Educational Policy -NEP 2020 and the introduction of Four Year Under Graduate Programmes are bringing in new responsibilities and transformations. It is important to have a thorough knowledge of the Central and State vision on NEP for a smooth transition towards the paradigm shift.

The seminar focuses on the changes being introduced in the higher education institutions at the national and state level. The resource persons have been experts in drafting the Central and State HE policies and through their expertise, they would familiarize the participants with the nuances, curriculum changes, the shift in pedagogical skills and the execution of Four Year Under Graduate Programmes.

Prof. K Ramachandran, (Senior Advisor, Unit of International Co operation, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi), Dr. Shakila Shamsu ( Former OSD, New Education Policy and Secretary to the Committee to Draft National Education Policy) , Prof. Shyam B Menon( Chairman of the Commission for Reforms in Higher Education, Kerala and former VC of Dr. B R Ambedkar University) and Dr. Sudheendran K (Research Officer on Special Duty, KSHEC) are the resource persons. These experts who contributed to the drafting of new education policy will help us in getting prepared for the changes, prospects and challenges connected with the new initiatives introduced including the introduction of Four Year UG Programmes.

Registration Details

Registration Fee: 700/-

Account no. 11320100209963
The Principal St.Xaviers College for Women ,Aluva
Bank name & Branch The Federal Bank Ltd, Aluva /RSS-
IFSC code FDRL0001132

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Details of Session and Time

Registration: 9.30 am – Inauguration: 10.00 am

  • DAY 1 (10-07-2023)- SESSION I : 11 AM – 1 PM

TRANSFORMATIVE INITIATIVES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, by; Prof. K. Ramachandran, Senior Advisor, Unit for International Cooperation, National Institute of Educational Planning & Administration (NIEPA), New Delhi.

  • SESSION II : 2 PM – 4 PM

THE 21ST CENTURY TEACHING LEARNING PARADIGMS IN HIGHER EDUCATION, by; Dr. Shakila Shamsu, Former OSD (New Education Policy), Department oF Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Secretary to the Committee to Draft National Education Policy.

  • DAY 2 (11-07-2023)- SESSION I : 10 AM – 12 PM

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES: NURTURING ROOTS & WINGS-An Orientation to 4 year UG Program, by; Prof. Shyam B Menon, Chairman of the Commission for Reforms in Higher Education constituted by
the Government of Kerala & Former Vice-Chancellor, Dr B. R. Ambedkar University, New Delhi

  • SESSION II : 1 PM – 3 PM

THE OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES OF THE NEW CURRICULUM FRAME WORK, by; Dr Sudheendran K, Research officer on Special duty Kerala State Higher Education Reforms Implementation Cell, KSHEC, Trivandrum.

Organizing Committee

Rev. Sr. Charles CTC (Manager)
Prof. Dr. Milon Franz (Principal)
Dr.Sr. Stella KA (Vice Principal)


Dr. Ansa Alphonsa Antony (IQAC Coordinator)
Dr. Vandana Aravindan
Dr. Seema K
Dr. Vimala George
Dr. Liss Marie Das
Dr. Revathy S
Dr. Lekha K
Ms. Lidia Durom
Dr Smrithi S Babu

Dr. Ansa Alphonsa Antony 9744942746
Dr. Vandana Aravindan 9497062488

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