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Strategic Planning for Technical Institutions

By Multi Faculty   |   National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai
Technical institutions face a number of challenges which include falling enrolment and employment potential, expectations of the industry on students’ competence, poor faculty motivation and limited interaction with the industry. Further the institutions are expected to meet accreditation standards and adapt to pedagogical practices such as outcome based education. To excel in the present scenario an organisation needs to specify what it wishes to become and how it proposes to get there. Strategic Planning is a   systematic process of clarifying the organisation's direction, assessing its internal resources   and   external environment leading to setting its objectives. Strategic Planning helps an organisation to proactively shape its future. This course provides the teachers with the knowledge, skills and tools required for developing a strategic plan for their institutions. The planning methodology uniquely suits the needs of an educational institution. Besides video lessons, the course offers extensive exercises and assessment opportunities.

Learners enrolled: 387

SUMMARY

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Not Applicable
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 20 Jul 2020
End Date : 12 Oct 2020
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 31 Jul 2020
Category :
  • Teacher Education
  • Level : Continuing Education
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

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    COURSE LAYOUT




    WEEK 1


    Title:  Overview of the Course and   Introduction to Strategic Planning

    Description:
      The Overview of the Course  gives the learners an idea about  the purpose of the course and the methodology used. They   will be able to appreciate that the course gives them a Practical Guide for developing a strategic plan for their institute. The learners will be given an introduction to strategic planning, in terms of the concepts of strategy and strategic planning, difference between long range and  strategic planning.     



    WEEK 2


    Title: Need for  Strategic Planning in an institution


    Description:
      The learners will be able to relate the changes in the external environment and the need for a change in their institution. They will be able to appreciate why and when strategic planning  need to be carried out and the need for aligning people in the organization with its goals.     


    WEEK 3


    Title:  Steps in Strategic Planning

    Description:
     The learners will be able to appreciate the  model proposed for strategic plan of an institution which involves eight steps and follows an  iterative process.  They will be able to formulate the Strategic Planning Group, clarify the Mandate for the institution and develop the Vision and Mission statements.  



    WEEK 4


    Title:  Conduct  SWOT analysis for the institute

    Description: 
    The learners will be able to appreciate the  need for analysis of the internal and external environment of the institute for the purpose of identifying areas requiring change. They will be able to design and carry out SWOT analysis for their institution and formulate analysis of the data.  



    WEEK.5


    Title:  Identify Thrust Areas – the strategic directions for the institute’s development

    Description: 
    The learners will be able to identify Thrust Areas which are the important functional areas that need a change for the institution to achieve the Mission;  They will also be able to formulate Goal statements for each Thrust Area. A Goal is a broad  statement which indicates what the institute seeks to achieve through the Thrust Area.  Each Goal statement leads to a number of Objectives in the model proposed; Objectives are the practical  alternatives which are taken up for implementation; They will also be able to formulate Objective statements.     



    WEEK 6


    Title: Develop Work Plan and Action Plans for implementing the Thrust Areas


    Description: 
    The learners will be able to use Nominal Group Process  which is a priority setting exercise for prioritizing the Trust Areas.  They will  be able to develop i)  Work Plan which is a tool used to track the progress of the Trust Areas and ii) Action  Plan  which specifies the micro level activities and their time schedule for each Objective.   



    WEEK 7


    Title:  Publication and Dissemination of Strategic Plan

    Description:
     The learners will be able to compile the various documents generated during the strategic planning process into a Long Version of the Strategic Plan which will be the reference document for implementation. They will also be able to make a Short Version of the Strategic Plan for dissemination to all stakeholders.
      



    WEEK 8


    Title:  From  Strategic Planning to Strategic Management

    Description: 
    The learners will be able to  form a Strategic Management Group for the implementation of the Strategic Plan.  They will also be able to develop the Terms of Reference for the Strategic Management Group. They will be able to identify the structures and procedures to be created for sustaining the Strategic Management process.   

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    1. Brahadeeswaran,D. “Strategic Planning for Engineering Colleges”, NITTTR, Chennai
    2. Koushik,C.V and Brahadeeswaran,D. “Model Strategic Plan for Polytechnics”, NITTTR, Chennai

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

      





       Dr. S. Dhanapal

    Extensive experience in developing Strategic Plans for technical education institutions. Carried out Strategic Planning for 15 polytechnics in the North Eastern States under World Bank Assisted Project (Tech Ed III). Part of the expert team for developing Strategic Plan for a leading Engineering College in Tamilnadu. Has trained several teachers in the Strategic Planning process for technical institutions.
    Email: 
    rasdp53@gmail.com



     Dr. D. Brahadeeswaran, 

    Extensive experience in developing Strategic Plans for technical education institutions. With his extensive experience in Institutional Development processes and methods, has evolved a Strategic Planning Model which has been effectively implemented in several polytechnics and engineering colleges. As part of the World Bank Assisted Project (Tech Ed III), Dr. D. Brahadeeswaran was the coordinator for developing Strategic Plan for 15 polytechnics in the North Eastern states. Has trained several teachers in the Strategic Planning process for technical institution.



    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    Interested Learners can enroll and learn the course for free. 
    If You wish to Get certified on this course you must register and write the proctored exam conducted by SWAYAM in person at any of the designated exam centers.
    • The Registration fee for the proctored exam is Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: December 2020 / January 2021 (tentative)
    • Announcements will be made when the exam registration form is open for registrations along with the url
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Internal assignment score = 30%, The average of best 3 assignments out of the total assignments given in the course.
    • Exam score = 70% of the proctored exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score
    • You will be eligible for a certificate only if average assignment score >=10/30 and exam score >= 30/70
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph, roll number and the percentage of score in the final exam. It will have the logos of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), SWAYAM and NITTTR. 
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.


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