Faculty and Staff Development Programme

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Induction Programme for New Recruits at MSRUAS

One day induction programme was conducted on 3rd August 2017 for all new recruits of the University. The programme was conducted at Peenya campus from 10:30 am till 5:30 pm and was divided into five sessions. The session speakers were Prof. S. R. Shankapal, Vice chancellor, RUAS, Dr. Pushpanjali K., Academic Registrar, RUAS and Mr. Arup Bhattacharya, Chief HR, RUAS.

The induction programme was aimed at achieving the following objectives:
1. To give an overview of the University, it's structure and its activities.
2. To familiarize on the academic processes and pedagogy of the University.
3. To familiarize on the evaluation and assessment methods in the University.
4. To familiarize on the various HR policies of the University.
The University extends a warm welcome to all the new recruits.


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FDP on ‘How to Write Good Manuscripts and Publish in High Impact Factor Journals’

The Research Division had organised the FDP on ‘How to Write Good Manuscripts and Publish in High Impact Factor Journals’ for all the Faculty members of Peenya Campus. Prof. B.N. Raghunandan, IISc and Prof. Peter White, Coventry University, U.K. delivered the training in two separate sessions. Prof. Raghunandan highlighted the important issues of Publishing along with explaining the criticality of Impact Factor of the Journals. Prof. Peter White demonstrated the procedure to identify the best journals in a particular field with the available SCOPUS powered SCImago website and shared some good manuscripts.


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"Interaction with Multi-Disciplinary Teams to Arrive at Contemporary Research Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences at MSRUAS" by Dr. V. Prakash, Distinguished Scientist of CSIR-INDIA, Mysore

Dr. V. Prakash, Distinguished Scientist of CSIR-INDIA, Mysore visited M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (MSRUAS). The Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. S.R. Shankapal, had organised an interactive session with Dr. V. Prakash by bringing together Professors from MSRUAS and Doctors from M.S. Ramaiah Medical College (MSRMC) along with M.S. Ramaiah Indic Centre for Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (MSR-ICAIM) to explore the possible research collaborations. In particular, renowned doctors from MSR group like Prof. Shivamurthy, Dr. Sriranjini and Faculty members from Pharmacy, Dental, and Hospitality Management of MSRUAS participated in the interactive session. The participants gave a presentation on challenges and grey areas in their respective domain. Dr. V. Prakash gave a useful research directions and suggestions for individual researchers to continue their work from application and societal perspective. In the post-lunch session, Dr. V. Prakash delivered a guest lecture on patenting, publications and ethical practices in research. The guest lecture was attended by Ph.D. and post-graduate students of MSRUAS as well.


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“Interaction with Multi – Disciplinary Academic Teams to Arrive at Contemporary Research Topic in Bio-Medical Sciences” by Prof. Owen Carmichael, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, LA -

Prof. Owen Carmichael, Director – Biomedical Imaging Center, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA visited M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (MSRUAS). The Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. S.R. Shankapal, had organised an interactive session with Prof. Owen Carmichael by bringing together Professors from MSRUAS and Doctors from M. S. Ramaiah Memorial Hospital (MSRMH) to explore the possible research collaborations. In particular, renowned doctors from MSR group like Dr. R. Srinivasa, Dr. A. S. Hegde, Dr. Anirudh, Dr. Vinay Prabhu, Dr. Nanda Kumar and others actively participated for the interaction session. The participants gave a presentation on challenges and grey areas in their respective domain and attended the workshop delivered by Prof. Owen Carmichael on the research directions of Biomedical Sciences. The Professor also visited Radiology, Neuro-Sciences Laboratories at the MSRMH and Engineering Sciences Laboratories at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, MSRUAS Peenya Campus.


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Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on ‘Writing Good Research Manuscripts and Publishing in Indexed Journals’

The Research Division had organised a FDP on ‘How to Write Good Research Manuscripts and Publish in Indexed Journals’. Dr. M. S. Gautham and Dr. B. S. Pradeep from Department of Epidemiology, Centre for Public Health, NIMHANS (Institute of National Importance) delivered the guest lecture. The FDP was attended by the faculty members of the University - Gnagangothri Campus.


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Faculty Development Programme on IPR Awareness in Academia

A one day awareness programme on “Identifying and Protecting IPR in Academia” was conducted at Peenya and Gnanagangothri Campus separately for the Faculty members of our University. The awareness programme included different IPR protections, patenting in India, Global patenting rights in research community, patentability criteria and search. In addition, hands-on session was planned for the members of Faculty to exercise on patentability subject matter. Faculty members from M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, International Medical School and M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Physiotherapy had also participated in the awareness programme.


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Faculty Development Programme (FDP) - August 2015

All the faculty members of MSRUAS participated in Faculty Development Programme conducted at respective faculties. The Deans of each faculty organized the Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on certain topics which would enable the faculty members to enrich their knowledge and understanding in particular areas. The details of Faculty Development Programme (FDP) conducted is as mentioned below:


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Faculty Development Workshop @ Gnanagangothri Campus

A one day Faculty Development Workshop on Teaching & Learning Methods was conducted by External Examiner Prof. Eugene Lai, Nottingham Trent University, UK. Staff members from Faculty of Dental Sciences, Pharmacy, Hospitality Management & Catering Technology attended the workshop. This workshop was conducted to bring in uniformity in assessment procedures across the University and also a brief about the assessment procedures being followed at various foreign universities was showcased by the  External Examiner.


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Faculty Development Workshop @ Peenya Campus

A one day Faculty Development Workshop on Teaching & Learning Methods was conducted by External Examiners Dr. Gurmail Singh, Nottingham Trent University, UK and Dr. Leburn Rose, London South Bank University, UK. Staff members from Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Art & Design, Management & Commerce, Science & Humanities attended the workshop. This workshop was conducted to bring in uniformity in assessment procedures across the University and also a brief about the assessment procedures being followed at various foreign universities was showcased by the External Examiners.


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Faculty Development Workshop

Workshop on Teaching & Learning Methods was conducted by the Vice Chancellor. The workshop for the 1st Batch (Faculty of Pharmacy) was conducted on 28th April 2015 at University House. Directorate of Quality Control released the workshop schedule for all the faculties. Deans were directed to depute their members of the faculty for the workshop. This workshop was conducted to bring in uniformity in assessment procedures across the University

Details of workshop conducted:
1. Pharmacy - 28th April and 12th May 2015
2. Hospitality Management and Catering TechnologyPharmacy - 13th & 16th May 2015
3. Dental Sciences - 18th, 20th & 21st May 2015
4. Engineering and Technology - 22nd May 2015
5. Art & Design and Management & Commerce - 27th May 2015
6. Science & Humanities and Engineering & Technology - 28th May 2015


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Research Workshop for Ph.D. Supervisors and Scholars

Research Division organized a Workshop for Ph.D. scholars (2014-Batch) at MSRUAS Peenya Campus. Prof. Peter White, Prof. Gurmail Singh and Prof. Eugene Lai from U.K. briefed the scholars on the key considerations and challenges to formulate the Research Problem. Specifically, detailed approach to solve the Research Problem from application perspective was highlighted. In addition, identification of the Research project along with questions to be considered was addressed. The workshop was well-received by the Ph.D. scholars. Their enthusiasm and keen interest in Research were evident through the follow-up interactions with the Professors after the sessions.


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Training for Board of Studies Members

A training session on some of the procedures and formats to be followed by Board of Studies and Board of Examiner members was held on 18th October 2014, Saturday at Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Peenya Campus.

Prof. S R Shankapal, Vice Chancellor of the University gave a detailed presentation about the University and the procedures and formats to be followed.

All Internal Members from MSRUAS and External Members (from various Colleges and Universities) along with Academic Registrar of MSRUAS attended the training session.


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Training on setting Assignment and Question Paper

A Training Session on setting Assignment and Question Paper (both UG and PG) by Vice Chancellor Prof. S. R. Shankapal was organised to ensure that all the teaching faculty members of MSRUAS were aware of the processes of setting the right standard of Assignment and Question Paper for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students at Peenya Campus on 11th July 2014.


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Training on Academic Operations Manual

A Training Session on Academic Processes (both UG and PG) by Vice Chancellor Prof. S. R. Shankapal was organised to ensure that all the faculty members of MSRUAS were aware of the academic processes including curriculum development, review process, student assessment to be followed. The training session was conducted on both the campuses and the details are as below:

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Training for Non-Teaching and Secretarial Staff

Training for Non-Teaching and Secretarial staff was conducted in order to create Computer Awareness, MS Office and E-mail correspondence.

The training was conducted for one week starting from 5th May 2014 to 10th May 2014 and was held at Peenya Campus.

The training was conducted for 6 days (Monday to Saturday) and the details are as mentioned below:

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