The Third Meeting of the Parents-Teachers Association of the Department of Biotechnology, Alagappa University was conducted on February 12, 2016 in the Seminar Hall of Department of Biotechnology. In deference to the invitation extended to the parents of all the M.Sc., Students and Ph.D. Scholars, 28 parents attended the meeting.
The Meeting was organized with an objective to have a one-to one interaction with the parents, so that the teachers and the parents can exchange their ideas on improving the academic performance of the Wards/Department.
The Meeting had the following agenda
- Welcome Address
- Report on the Academic and Research Performance of the Department
- Feedback/Suggestions from the parents
- Filling up of the feedback form by the parents
- Vote of Thanks
After refreshments, the meeting started at 11.30 AM in the Seminar Hall, with Thamil Thai Vazhthu and Vallal Vazhthu.
Teachers and Parents standing for Thamil Thai Vazhthu and Vallal Vazhthu.
In his welcome address, Prof. S. Karutha Pandian, Head of the Department, emphasized the importance of PTA meetings and mentioned that communicating with the parents are more important for any educational Institute, since it is a chance to understand the needs of the parents, to solve problems if any and to set new goals.
Welcome Address by Prof. S. Karutha Pandian
With a PowerPoint presentation, Prof. K. Balamurugan presented a report on the Department. He explained about the genesis, funds received, research activities, past and current students’ strength, infrastructure facilities and major achievements of the Department. All the seven academic staff and the two non-teaching staff were introduced to the parents.
Prof. K. Balamurugan explaining the genesis and activities of the Department
Thereafter the parents interacted with the Teachers and enquired about the behavior, attitude and academic performance of their wards. Thereafter they were requested to give their feedback.
Mrs. C. Sathya Bama, Teacher, Panchayat Union Primary School, Arinapatti (Mother of Ms.Precilla, Ist M.Sc. student) expressed that her ward has shown improvements in terms of behavior and attitude after joining in the department. She also suggested to improve the Quality of the food supplied in the Hostel and to build a bus stop shelter in front of the Science Block Campus, for making a comfortable local transit for the students.
Feedback by Mrs. C. Sathya Bama, Teacher, Panchayat Union PrimarySchool,
Arinapatti (Mother of Ms.Precilla, Ist M.Sc. student)
Mr. K. Ramamoorthy, Electrical Engineer, Ramani Textile Mills, Coimbatore (Father of Ms. Sriharilakshmi, Ist M.Sc. student) expressed that his ward has gained self confidence and evolved into a person with abilities to explain any concept in a clear manner, after joining in the Department. Suggestion was given to organize campus placements for the students.
Feedback by Mr. K. Ramamoorthy, Retired Electrical Engineer, Ramani Textile
Mills, Coimbatore (Father of Sriharilakshmi R, IInd M.Sc. student)
Mr. A. B. Kothandaram, Retired Supervisor, Madurai (Father of Ms, Ist M.Sc. student) expressed his appreciation for the initiative taken by the Department in organizing the PTA meet and also mentioned about the satisfactory improvements he has noted in his ward on curricular and co-curricular activities since she joined the Department.
Feedback by Mr. A.B. Kothandaram, Retired Supervisor, Madurai
(Father of Ms. K. Priyadharshini, Ist M.Sc. student)
Prof. S. Karutha Pandian, Department of Biotechnology thanked the parents for giving valuable suggestions and assured that their suggestions will be taken into consideration.
Prof. S. Karutha Pandian thanking the Parents for their valuable suggestions
The parents were asked to fill up the feedback form with the help of their wards, which were collected and filed for accreditation purpose.
The meeting came to an end at 1.10 PM with the Vote of thanks which was delivered by Dr. A. Veera Ravi, Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Alagappa University.
After the meeting was over, lunch was served to all the parents and the students