Jagran Lakecity University and Association of Asia-Pacific Universities Organize Global Workshop on Benchmarking in Higher Education
Update: 02 February 2022 11:23 STI
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India]February 2 (ANI/NewsSee): Benchmarking has become a pillar of the process of continuous improvement in higher education.
With the belief that a sound framework for benchmarking higher education quality standards enables contextual comparisons, provides a foundation for peer learning and performance improvement, Jagran Lakecity University , in association with the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific, organized a virtual workshop for AUAP members. on an innovative benchmarking perspective developed by JLU on January 23, 2022.
A large number of experts and representatives from many universities in Asia and the Pacific participated in this global consultation and deliberation. This workshop called on universities in the Asia-Pacific region to establish “appropriate benchmarks” at the higher education level.
The consultation focused on an innovative benchmarking framework proposed by Jagran Lakecity University, known as the HAPPI model. This “HAPPI” model framework is built around five pillars of quality: Headway, Academics, Process, People and Impact and emphasizes learning as a central part of the process.
Speaking on the occasion, Hari Mohan Gupta, Chancellor of Jagran Lakecity University and Second Vice President of AUAP, said, “We need to drive improved education outcomes through alignments, commitments, improved monitoring and accountability. In this regard, regular dashboards and evaluation reports should be used to visualize progress at different levels.”
Abhishek Mohan Gupta, Pro Chancellor, JLU and AUAP Quality Assurance Committee Secretary opened the workshop and warmly welcomed the participants on behalf of Jagran Lakecity University and AUAP Quality Assurance Committee. AUAP. The workshop was addressed by Prof. (Dr.) Sandeep Shastri, JLU Vice Chancellor, who also pointed out that this was the first of many workshops for AUAP members and that JLU will continue to contribute to its global commitments.
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Jagran Lakecity University is a private state university established under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act 1956 and is based in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
JLU Bhopal is one of the fastest growing and most awarded universities in Central India, having practice-based pedagogy at its core. Currently, the university offers over 50 degree programs in 5 faculties to over 2500 students and has a strong alumni network of over 3000 graduates from 8 countries and 27 states of India.
JLU Bhopal is the only participating university from Central India in the ERASMUS+ program under the Tuning India Project, funded by the European Commission and is also currently the National President of the Association of Universities of Asia-Pacific (AUAP) .
JLU became the first MP&CG university to receive a DIAMOND rating by QS I-Gauge, an international rating agency in June 2021. Recently, Education World ranked JLU as the #1 university in MP and #30 in India. In addition, QS E-Learning Excellence for Academic Digitization (E-Lead) certification was awarded to JLU for leading digital infrastructure in 2020.
Other prestigious JLU awards include being “University of the Year” by the Madhya Pradesh government for five consecutive years from 2015 to 2019 and being recognized as a World League institution in 2015 at the House of Commons in London, UK.
The Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) holds the highest formal consultative status with UNESCO. Its main objective is to be the main platform for interaction and collaboration among members and to be the effective voice of universities in Asia and the Pacific region.
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