Teaching Learning Centre
The College has been sanctioned a Teaching Learning Centre (TLC) under the aegis of the Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT, MHRD) in 2017. The Centre runs along the mission objectives and the guidelines set up by the MHRD and has at its core the idea of facilitating teaching learning process to the teachers across the country, especially those located in the remote areas of the country.
In the University of Delhi, only 2 institutions received the prestigious opportunity to set up Teaching Learning Centre (TLC) within their premises, one of them being Ramanujan College. The Teaching Learning Center (TLC), Ramanujan College is playing a vital role in prioritising academic excellence through training programs for teachers. The TLC Ramanujan College is helping faculty members to not only undergo specific training programs but also enabled them to become trainers.
A total of 16 programmes (Faculty Development Programmes /Faculty Induction Programmes/Workshops) have been conducted by TLC, Ramanujan College from April 2019 to March 2020 with 772 beneficiaries. Till March 2020, all the programmes conducted by TLC, Ramanujan College were primarily based on physical interaction. To continue the teaching learning process during the COVID19 pandemic, it was decided to organize the FDP/FIP/Workshop online with virtual engagement with all participants/learners.
The College has created a customised Learning Management System (LMS) platform which is not only predominantly participant friendly but also incorporates within it evaluation methods and comprehensive feedback systems to judge learning outcomes. This creative, innovative and effective method of online training by Ramanujan College is highly appreciated by the participants across the country. Within the span of three months (April to June 2020), the TLC has trained more than 45,000 participants through 11 online programmes.
The TLC, Ramanujan College, has associated with following eminent institutions in academic year 2019-20 for collaborative work and in the process created a synergy effect:
1. Department of Financial Studies, South Campus along with Indian Accounting Association, NCR Chapter.
2. Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
3. Department of Business Economics, University of Delhi
4. IQAC, PGDAV College, University of Delhi
5. Department of Commerce, University of Delhi
6. Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi
7. ARSD College, University of Delhi
8. Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi
TLC, Ramanujan College, has not only broken boundaries spanning teacher’s training and but is also assuring state of the art training to thousands of teachers pan India through online mode. Numerous feedbacks received through the entrusted platforms as well as social networking platforms from the participants tell a story about the progression of TLC, Ramanujan College.
There have been four major gains in the online training of teachers through our Teaching Learning Centre. Firstly a very large number of participants have been able to access the courses at the same time. Secondly the Teaching Learning Centre of the College has been able to reach out to many teachers who are located in remote parts of the country. Thirdly, the process has also been cost effective as it did not involve travel, boarding and lodging expenses of the participants and the resource person. Finally, the online programmes involved a large number of teachers of various Departments of the college. They worked both online and offline throughout the lockdown period and not only facilitated the smooth running of these programmes but also contributed as resource persons.
Currently, we have gained expertise in conceptualising programme details, production of video lectures, hosting of lectures online as well as in open edX platforms and managing huge participation across the country with our able management team. The video production done can be accessed and perused via the YouTube channel link with more than 6,000,000 views.
The third party evaluation done for our TLC had a parameter of self-sustenance in the future administration of the centre. Owing to the lockdown imposed and encouragement of the Government (Bharat Padhe Online Campaign); the centre thought it wise to experiment and reach a larger number of participants pan India rather than doing nothing while waiting for a suitable fund disbursal from the MHRD, thereby reflecting a self-sustainable model.