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  1. 1. Self Evaluation Report 2011 Self Evaluation Report for Agriculture Programme1Introduction1.1 Brief History of the SLIATEAs per the recommendation of the committee appointed by Prof. Wiswa Waranapala,Deputy Minister of Higher Education in 1994, the Sri Lanka Institute of AdvancedTechnical Education (SLIATE) was formed in 1995, under the Sri Lanka Institute ofAdvanced Technical Education Act No. 29 of 1995, In 2001 the name of the institutionwas amended to read as an Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education,(SLIATE). It functions as an autonomous Institute for the management of HigherNational Diploma courses. The main purposes of establishing SLIATE were to reformand restructure the entire technical and vocational education system in relation to thechanging needs of economic development, to meet manpower requirements of nationaldevelopment strategies, and the promotion of privatization, with special concern formeeting the scarcity of trained technological manpower resources at the technicianlevel.1.2 Brief History of the ATI Galle LabuduwaThe location of the Labuduwa Advanced Technological Institute providesthe ideal environment for learning and teaching purpose and it is situated in theSouthern Providence in 8km away from the Galle town. Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 1
  2. 2. Self Evaluation Report 2011Labuduwa Advanced Technological Institute was established in 2000 under the SriLanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education, which is a statutory bodyestablished under 29th Act of the Parliament in 1995.This institute was started to introduce Higher National Diploma in Technology(HNDIT),and Higher National Diploma in Engineering (HNDE).The ATI Labuduwa was the first Government Institute to start NDIT free of charge. In2000 Student intake was 30 and now it has gone up to 100 students. From 2008 yr,Higher National Diploma in Technology (Agriculture) course was started with 25students.The HNDT (AGRICULTURE) course consists of five semesters (3 yr) and the fifthsemester is the Industrial Training which is organized by the NAITA.With the new curriculum four semesters are conducted with a majoring module andtwo semester training in NITAIn 2010, Higher National Diploma in Engineering Course was started.In 2011, four new courses ( Higher National Diploma in English (HNDE), HigherNational Diploma in Accountancy (HNDA), Higher National Diploma IN Management(HNDM) and Higher National Diploma in Business Administration (HNDBA)) wereintroduced due to the amalgamation of Galle ATI with Labuduwa ATI.The Vision of the Institute is “ The leading Centre of the Modern Technology” and theMission is “Creating Excellent Higher National Diplomates Competent in ModernTechnology for Sustainable Development.” Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 2
  3. 3. Self Evaluation Report 20112Aims, Learning Outcomes and Programme details of HNDT(Agric)2.1 AimsInstitute conducts Higher National Diploma in Technology (Agriculture) course toproduce quality diplomats in the field of Agriculture. Therefore the main aim of theprogramme is to produce quality diplomats to serve as middle level managers in theprocess of developing sustainable agriculture systems in the country and thereby touplift the food security and economy of the country.The climatic condition, soil condition, terrain condition, water availability and thedemand for the product are varying in different regions of the country. Furthermore, lotof limitations are existing for the agricultural production. Therefore, the programmeaims to enhance adopting new technologies and field level technological knowledge andskills of the students for the dynamic situations.The above aims are achieved by enriching the student’s knowledge, skills, and attitudesin the discipline of Agriculture.2.2 Learning outcomesAfter HNDT (Agric) course, Student may be able to practice technology andmanagement tasks in crop and animal production, agro product processing, agriculturalengineering and agribusiness and contribute to the socioeconomic and sustainabledevelopment of the agriculture sector locally and internationally, with professionalattitudes and confidence to serve the local and global community.2.3 CurriculumThere are two syllabuses are conducted in this year. New curriculum is studied by thefirst year student and old curriculum is studied by the third year student. Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 3
  4. 4. Self Evaluation Report 20112.3.1 Old curriculum1st year - 1st Semester 1st year - 2nd SemesterAg. Machinery & Engineering 1 Ag. Machinery Engineering 11Crop Husbandry 1 Animal Husbandry 11Horticulture 1 Crop Husbandry 11Animal Husbandry 1 Plant Protection & EntomologySoil Science Computer ScienceAg. Botany & Plant Breeding EglishEnglish Surveying & LevellingComputer Science Ag. Economics & Accounting2nd year - 1st Semester 2nd year - 2nd SemesterAg. Extension & Education Resource Economics & Farm ManagementBuilding Construction & Farm Electrification Soil & Water ManagementVeterinary Science Animal Husbandry IIICrop Husbandry 111 Crop Husbandry IVEngineering Drawing Plant Protection (Pathology)Information Technology Horticulture 11Manufacturing Technology Computer ScienceEnglish EnglishFood & Dairy Technology Project Studies & Relevant ReferenceProject Studies & Relevant Reference2.3.2 New curriculum Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 4
  5. 5. Self Evaluation Report 2011 Year 1 – Semester I Module Module Title Module Credits Status Code TypeAG 1101 Agro-meteorology and Principles of Core 02 GPA Crop ProductionAG 1102 Principles of Soil Science and Soil Core 01 GPA PropertiesAG 1103 Crop Production Technologies – Paddy Core 02 GPA and Cereal CropsAG 1104 Non Ruminant Animal Production – Core 01 GPA PoultryAG 1105 Animal Disease Control and Core 01 GPA PreventionAG 1106 Agricultural Economics Core 02 GPAAG 1107 Farm Power, Energy and Core 02 GPA MechanizationAG 1108 Food and Human Nutrition Core 01 GPAAG 1109 Principles of Plant Protection Core 02 GPACC 1101 English 1 Compulsory 01 NGPACC 1102 Information and Communication Compulsory 02 NGPA Technology 1 TOTAL 17 Year 1 – Semester II Module Module Title Module Type Credits Status Code AG 1201 Principles of Horticulture Core 02 GPA AG 1202 Crop Production Technologies – Other Core 02 GPA Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 5
  6. 6. Self Evaluation Report 2011 Field Crops AG 1203 Vegetable Production Core 02 GPA AG 1204 Fruit Production Core 02 GPA AG 1205 Ruminant Animal Production - Cattle Core 02 GPA AG 1206 Agriculture Extension Education Core 02 GPA AG 1207 Agricultural Implements and Machines Core 02 GPA AG 1208 Surveying and Land Development Core 01 GPA AG 1209 Pests of Crops and their Management Core 02 GPA CC 1201 English 2 Compulsory 01 NGPA CC 1202 Basic Mathematics and Statistics Compulsory 02 NGPA TOTAL 20 Year 2 – Semester I Module Module Title Module Type Credits Status Code AG 2101 Plantation Crop Production Core 02 GPA AG 2102 Export Agriculture Crop and Medicinal Core 02 GPA Plant Production AG 2103 Non Ruminant Animal Production – Core 01 GPA Swine Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 6
  7. 7. Self Evaluation Report 2011 AG 2104 Developmental Extension Core 01 GPA AG 2105 Soil and Water Management Core 02 GPA AG 2106 Diseases of Crops and their Core 02 GPA Management AG 2107 Farm and Resource Management Core 02 GPA AG 2108 Post Harvest Technology Core 02 GPA CC 2101 English 3 Compulsory 01 NGPA CC 2102 Information and Communication Compulsory 01 NGPA Technology 2 TOTAL 16 Year 2 – Semester II Module Module Title Module Type Credits Status Code AG 2201 Landscaping and Turf Management Compulsory 01 GPA for Crop Science Advanced Program AG 2202 Human Resource Management Compulsory 01 GPA AG 2203 Agricultural Marketing Compulsory 01 GPA Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 7
  8. 8. Self Evaluation Report 2011 AG 2204 Applied Agribusiness Compulsory 01 GPA AG 2205 Goat and Rabbit Production Compulsory 01 GPA for Animal Science Advanced Program AG 2206 Aquaculture Compulsory 02 GPA for Animal Science Advanced Program AG 2207 Energy and Waste management Optional 01 GPA AG 2208 Manufacturing Technology Optional 01 GPA AG 2209 Protected Agriculture and Floriculture Compulsory 02 GPA for Crop Science Advanced Program AG 2210 Food Processing and Preservation Compulsory 02 GPA AG 2211 Field Experimentation and Design Compulsory 01 GPA AG 2212 Agricultural Product Quality Optional 01 GPA Maintenance AG 2213 Principles of Biotechnology Optional 01 GPA AG 2214 Integrated Farming Systems and Agro- Compulsory 02 GPA forestry for Crop Science Advanced Program AG 2215 Animal Feed Technology Compulsory 01 GPA for Animal Science Advanced Program Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 8
  9. 9. Self Evaluation Report 2011 AG 2216 Building Construction and Farm Optional 02 GPA Electrification AG 2217 Engineering Drawing Optional 01 GPA CC 2201 English 4 Compulsory 01 NGPA CC 2202 Project Proposal Formulation and Compulsory 01 NGPA Reporting CC 2203 Personality and Career Development Compulsory 01 NGPA TOTAL 252.4 Exam and evaluation program for the HNDT(Agri) newcourse •Each module would be assessed by continuous assessment and end semester examinations. •The continuous examinations would account for 40% of the grade while the end semester examinations would account for 60% of the grade. •All examinations would be compulsory to be completed and a minimum 40% should be scored from each examination to obtain a pass in the module. •The continuous assessment component would comprise a mid term examination, practical examination and/or independent assignments etc. The mid term examination would be 20% while the practical examination and assignments would be worth 10% each. •The end semester examination would comprise a theory examination with or without a practical examination, depending upon the module. Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 9
  10. 10. Self Evaluation Report 2011 •The practical examination of the end semester examination could comprise spot tests, vivas or any other form of test depending on the ILOs of the module. It will be worth 20% of the 60% allocated to the final examination. •The theory examination of the end semester examination of the core program would comprise Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs-15 to 20), structured questions (2) and essay questions (4) and would be worth 40% of the 60% allocated to the final examination. The theory end semester examination of the advanced program modules will not have MCQs. MCQs could be included in the mid semester examinations of the modules in the advanced program. •The time durations for the components of the theory and semester examination would be – 30 mins for MCQ, 30 mins for structured essays and 2 hrs for essay questions, totaling a 3 hrs duration final examination. Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 10
  11. 11. Self Evaluation Report 20113Students, staff and facilities3.1 StudentsAgriculture programme of this institute started in 2008.3.1.1Entry qualification of the HNDT (Agric) programmeMinimum qualification required for admission in HNDT (Agric) course.The applicant Must be a citizen of Sri LankaShould have obtained a pass in English language and a pass for mathematics at the GCE(O/L) examinationAndShould have obtained four passes at GCE (A/L) examination (old syllabus) at one sittingwith including three science subjects with one of followings: Zoology, Botany,Agriculture, Physics and ChemistryOrShould have obtained three passes at the GCE (A/L) examination (New syllabus) at onesitting including two science subjects with one of following: Biology, Physics, Chemistryand AgriculturePriority will be given for the applicants below 22 yrs at the closing date of theapplications.3.1.2Method of selection for HNDT (Agric)From the interviewPersons following a course of study as internal students at any university / campus of auniversity, affiliated university college or any Technical college or any other ATI will notbe eligible to apply. Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 11
  12. 12. Self Evaluation Report 2011 Applicants should be able to attend lectures during weekdays and even weekends if it is necessary. Application fee of Rs. 250/= should be credited to the account of Sri Lanka institute of Advanced Technological Education and attach the receipt to the application. The decision of the Director General of the SLIATE will be the final decision on the admission of students. Number of students enrolled and number of students completed the course and results in each year given in the Table 1. No. Students No. Students No. No. StudentsYear Sit for 1sy Sit for 2nd Year Students Pass Rate Dropout % enrolled Year Exam Exam Passed2008 30 20 9 9 100% 702009 25 21 17 16 94% 362010 26 23 162011 38 Table1: Student enrolments, dropout percentage and diploma holders of the Institute in each year. Dropouts of the students can be seen due to many reasons such as job opportunities in Nursing and College of Education which provides the job security with allowances during the training period. Another reason is lack of opportunities to continue the education up to degree level after completion of the programme.. Lack of financial support and no hostel facilities also greatly contributes to high drop out and low enrolled Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 12
  13. 13. Self Evaluation Report 20113.2 Academic StaffDetails of the academic and academic supporting staff and their responsibilities aregiven in the Table 2.Table 2: Details of the academic and academic supporting staff members of the HNDT(Agriculture) programme Appointmen Experienc TeachingName Designation t Qualifications e responsibility Date at SLIATE HOD of the B.Sc (Agric) section,Mr. M. D. S. Senior M.Sc (Forestry& 1997.08.01 13 ½ lecturing onPerera Lecturer Env. Mag.) various subject and practicals LecturingMrs. B. Senior B.Sc (Agric) 1998.01.16 13 conductingWickramasingha Lecturer M.Sc (Agric) practicals BSc(Agriculture) Lecturing andMrs. N. Asst. 02.10.2006 MSc(Agriculture) 05 conductingAbeyarathna Lecturer (Reading) Practical B.Sc (Agric)Mr. H. M.Sc in lecturing & Asst.Habaragamuwa 03.08.2009 Biosystems 02 conducting Lecturer Engineering) practical (Reading)In addition, additional staff members have been appointed for computer studies andEnglish.3.3 FacilitiesThere are limited resources available at the institute to achieve the objectives of theprogramme. However, Staff members of the institute give their strength and effort toachieve the objectives by utilizing the available resources. Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 13
  14. 14. Self Evaluation Report 20113.3.1Facilities for the students:Workshops & LaboratoriesThere are three laboratories for agriculture course that are soil science and Foodscience, Biology and Tissue culture . These laboratories are developed by the ADB Fund.Some of the essential equipments and chemicals are not available in the labs. So somerecommended practicals are not conducted for the students.One workshop is allocated for practical purposes of the students engineeringworkshops are used for conducting agricultural engineering subject practicalComputer LaboratoriesOne computer laboratory is without the internet facility .It provides the facilities for 25students to study at a time.Lecture hallsOne audio- lecture hall is allocated for both first and second year students.One multimedia projector is used during lecturing for one batch of the students.Agricultural FarmThere is no sufficient area for the farm practical course in some subjects such as cropproduction, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry and agricultural engineering fieldpracticals. But some practical related to the Animal husbandry is conducted inLabuduwa Gavernment farm.The available areas in the institute are also undulated, hilly and sloppy land.Labor problem is the main constraint to develop the farm. Not even a one permanentlaborer is allocated for the farm.The Farm Manager is unable to do his duty without labor facility.Academic supportive staffFour lecturers conduct lectures as well as practicals for the students.No agricultural demonstrators in the agricultural section. Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 14
  15. 15. Self Evaluation Report 2011Only one lab technician is doing duties in three laboratories. Sometimes he is doing hisduties for both batches at the once time.Library & Information CenterThe library is consisted with 250 agriculture books and accommodates 120 studentswith sufficient space for studying. Most of essential books, publications, periodicals arenot available in the agriculture section.Opening hours from 8.30 a.m. to 4.15 p.m. on week days Organization of the LibraryThe Library of the ATI consists of 2 Sections.Reference SectionReference section is divided as Reference and Permanent Reference. Books/materials ofReference section are issued on every working day except Friday from 11.30 a.m. forone night only.On Friday it is from 12.15 noon. Issued books/materials must be returned before 2.30p.m. on the following working day. If it is not returned by 2.30 p.m. a fine of Rs.10.00per hour will be levied on the borrower.Books/Materials belong to the Permanent Reference section cannot be borrowed. They can be used only in the Library premises.Lending SectionBooks of the Lending Section are issued for a period of one week and after this period afine will be levied at the rate of Rs.1.00 per day Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 15
  16. 16. Self Evaluation Report 2011Library MembershipAll students will be awarded the Library membership of the ATI – Labuduwa producingan application along with the receipt by paying refundable Rs. 250/= to the institute.For a student one lending card and two reference cards will be issuedSTUDENTS’ WELFAREThe students are provided with the following welfare facilities under the availablelimited resources and it is to be improved in future.CanteenThe canteen provides all three meals at reasonable rates.Photocopying ServiceThis facility is available during normal working hours in the libraryStudents can get the photocopy service only for the materials belong to the Library.Sometimes, the photocopy machine is not functioning Charges: Single side Rs 2.00 Double side Rs. 3.00SportsTo have a balanced mind it is very important to engage in sports. Therefore students areprovided with some indoor sports items, such as Carom, Chess, Badminton, TableTennis which are located at the canteen premises.Out door Games such as volley ball, cricket, net ball are available. But they have onlypermanent place to establish a volley ball court in the premises. Public playground isused to play cricket. Now our institute has more than thousand students. So it isnecessary to have an indoor stadium Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 16
  17. 17. Self Evaluation Report 2011Hostel FacilitiesNo hostel facilities for both girls and boys are provided.3.3.2 Facilities for the LecturersStaff roomFour lecturers conduct lectures and practical for the agricultural students.Each lecturer has a separate staff room with sufficient space for academic working.There is a common wash room for all of the staff members.A water filter is also provided to the staff.Audio visual facilitiesOnly two functioned computers are provided to the staff members, install in their staffroom.No internet connection for the computer is given.Most of lecturers are conducted lecturers by using their personal laptops and internetfacilities.Library books and teaching materialsRecommended books are not available for the staff and studentsCommunication FacilitiesThere is no intercom systems and telephone facilities to be used for the academicpurpose of the institute.CanteenThe area for the canteen is not sufficient for the staff and students because more than1000 students are using this canteen.Only one separate table is provided to the staff, but it is not in the separate place. Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 17
  18. 18. Self Evaluation Report 2011AccommodationsThe academic staff members who are far away from the institute, have gotaccommodation facilities under reasonable rent per month. An electricity bill should bepaid by them.Married quarters or bachelor quarters are used by the staff members according to theirnecessity. Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 18
  19. 19. Self Evaluation Report 20114Curriculum design, content and review4.1 NDT and HNDT(Agric) before Curriculum RevisionAfter the establishment of the SLIATE, the syllabi of the National Diploma in Technology(Agriculture) was revised. It included 11 subjects for the first year and 13 subjects forthe second year. Third year was scheduled for industrial training. Each and everysubject had an aim, which is expected from middle level technician in the field ofAgriculture. In addition it has project studies and practicals for understanding theanalytical skills and transferable skills. However there was no any flexibility for choicesof subjects. All the students have to follow all the subject. But students can choosespecific problem for their project study. In addition, the students can choose thedifferent agencies to undergo industrial training.In 2002 the syllabus was amended to a semester system instead of year end examsystem. However the content and the number of hours were not changed. Same contenthas been using even though the changes are existed in allocated time. Furthermore thename of the course was upgraded as Higher National Diploma in Technology(Agriculture) without any single changes in the content and the duration.4.2 HNDT(Agric) Program after the Curriculum RevisionHNDT (Agric) programme and units were at a suitable academic level.The aims and learning outcomes are clearly mentioned in the revised syllabus. It isclearly mentioned the theoretical and practical lessons to be covered. Credit system hasto be introduced. GPA is counted and merit Diploma is awarded.In one semester 15 week academic work and one week mid vacation after 8 weeksworking then study leave and exams, 2-3 week as the vacation. In the revisedcurriculum, 90 units should be completed to have the Higher National Diploma inAgriculture. There is flexibility and student choice to select subjects only at 4th semester.There are sufficient opportunities for students to gain suitable subject knowledge andunderstanding, intellectual and analytical skills and personal transferable skills. Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 19
  20. 20. Self Evaluation Report 2011The HNDT (agric) Course has been accredited by the NVQ at the level six. Thecurriculum is included mathematics carrier developments, Human ResourceManagement, Marketing, English, Information Technology as interdisciplinary studies.From 1997 to 2010 there was one curriculum. It was revised in 2010 through acurriculum committee and it is practiced from 2011.The curriculum review committee consists of current lectures of the institute, therelevant industry people, resource persons from institutes where the parallel coursesare conducted and resource persons from accredited bodies.In a semester, student feed back is taken at the end of it. Each and every lecturerseparately takes feed back from students and these feed backs are analyzed by the HODand forwarded to the Director. At the end of the course work in the institute, thestudents go for the implant training. The institute takes feed back from the trainees andthe relevant organization where the students are trained.Organizations give the views of student’s skills and how they should be improved and inwhich area. The students also give their opinion on which areas to be developed. Thesefacts are considered at the curriculum revision.When the students are called for the Diploma awarding ceremony again feedback istaken from the passed out students. This also is taken in to account for curriculumrevision.The entire programme had been approved by the Governing Council of SLIATE.4.3 Panel of Academic Staff Serial No Name of the staff member Designation Appointment Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 20
  21. 21. Self Evaluation Report 2011 Date Mr. M. D. S. 01 Senior Lecturer 1997.08.01 Perera 02 Mrs. B. Wickramasingha Senior Lecturer 1998.01.16 03 Mrs. N. Abeyarathna Asst. Lecturer 02.10.2006 Mr. H. Habaragamuwa 04 Asst. Lecturer 03.08.20094.4 Teaching Responsibilities oPreparing lessons oConducting class room teaching oConducting practical work oEvaluating Assignment of the students oGuiding students for projects and evaluating them oPreparing model examination papers oEvaluating answer script oSupervise the end semester examination oAssisting the management in student affairs and students disciplinary matters oContributing to curriculum development oParticipating for the students field training oEvaluating the 3rd yr implant trainings oAny other work assigned by DG, DDGS and Directors4.5 FacilitiesPhysical Resources – Workshops and Laboratories: There are three laboratories foragriculture course that are soil science and Food science, Biology and Tissue culture .These laboratories are developed by the ADB Fund. Some of essential equipments andchemicals are not available in the labs so some recommended practicals are notconducted for the students.Agriculture Farm : no space available for a formal farm due to slope , undulated landand most of the land is infertile. Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 21
  22. 22. Self Evaluation Report 2011Computer laboratories : One computer laboratory without internet facility .It providesthe facilities for 25 students to study at a time.Library : there are only 250 agriculture related books available for studying. Openinghours from 8.30 a.m to 4.15p.m on week daysHostel facilities : for an agriculture course hostel facilities are necessary for thestudents. But in Labuduwa , no such facilities. Student intake will be higher and drop outrates will be lower if such facilities can be addedClass rooms & Audio visual room : There are only 1 class rooms available for thelectures with audiovisual facilities and one other room with very limited space andfacilities is used4.6 Students’ welfareThe students are provided with following welfare facilities under the available limitedresources and it is to be improved in future.Canteen : The canteen provides all three meals at reasonable rates.Photocopy service : This facilities is available during normal working hours in thelibrary.Students can get the photocopying service for the materials belongs to the library andothers.Charges: Single side Rs. 2/= and Double side Rs: 3/=Sports : To have a balanced mind it is very important to engage in sports. Thereforestudents are provided some indoor sport items such as carom, table tennis which arelocated at the canteen Out door games volley ball, cricket, Net ball and badminton.Counselling: Students have two male and one female counsellor . They can meet themwith a prior appointment in a formal way or in an informal way. Agriculture section isspecially allocated to Mr. Harshana HabaragamuwaCareer guidance counselling: Mr M.D.S Perera is responsible for career guidancecounselling students are given guidance on career development, job opportunities andhigher education. Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 22
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  24. 24. Self Evaluation Report 20115Teaching, Learning and Assessment methodsTeaching Four lecturers who are specialized in different areas work in the department ofagriculture. The lectures are conducted by them according to their specialty.In the class room, lecturers use many methods to transfer knowledge to students and asteaching materials Power point presentations, Animations, mind maps and hand outsare used. Innovative teaching methods are intensively used by lecturers (examples –Giving objectives and learning outcomes, giving timely breaks, Student friendly teachingmanner Questions , case studies, summery after the lecture ) and at the end of thelecture if the student attendance is good, e-copy or a hard copy of the lecture is given.Student feed back is taken orally after every lecture. Students are also encouraged to participate actively in the learning processthrough team work exercises, brain storming, group discussion, giving chances to thestudents to handle some themes to explain in front of other students, ..... etc. In lectures not only student’s subject knowledge is improved but also studentsthinking ability, problem solving ability, leadership and social behaviour are improved.We as lectures expect students to not only gain subject knowledge but also we try tomake a more socially compatible individual. When practicals are conducted many lecturers face difficulties because of lack ofresources and no demonstrators .Any how , best of our effort is done to give practicalexposure to the subject matter .Labuduwa Farm is used to full fill the practicalrequirements of animal science subjects. Student centered practical system is employed here .First opportunity is given tostudents to come up with whatever they find and then the explanation is conducted.This is done to make use of students curiosity. Wide variety of practicals are conducted such as field visits, Laboratoryexercises, Workshop training, demonstrations etc. For some subjects student are giventhe task to work in the real field situation with people in (ex. in Agricultural Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 24
  25. 25. Self Evaluation Report 2011Extension,one assignment was to identify a village and give a proposal to improve thatvillage). By using these kinds of assignments students are expected to not only gainknowledge on field situations but also they are expected to gain experience oncommunity well being . In the final year last semester students should conduct a research projectsupervised by an individual supervisor and should submit the satisfactory report toobtain the eligibility for the HNDT (Agric). Students were guided by the internal lecturesand some times get the help from outside resource persons also.Learning and Assessment methods –Assessment of the students is carried out according to a formal frame work asmentioned in the curriculum.A student should submit minimum of two assignments as a subject requirement butlecturers can give more than two if they feel it is necessary.Assignments are noticed on the notice board in the beginning of the semester For thenew syllabus mid term examination is conducted which carries 20% of the marks forthe final examinationFor the old syllabus in almost all the subjects continuous assessment marks should bemore than 50% and more than 40% marks should be obtained for end semester writtenexams Grade of the subject is offered according to the end semester written examexcept few subjects such as Agric economics and Accounting, Resource Economics &Management, Agric extension education, surveying and levelling, engineering drawing.For those subjects, grade is determined by 50% from continues assessment and 50%from end semester written exam all together.There is a procedure to assess each laboratory work, workshop work or field work andto give some percentage for recording those practicals in relevant practical book or fieldnote books or the observation of students work in the practical.Two assignments and other practical assessments carry 40% marks to the finalexamination. Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 25
  26. 26. Self Evaluation Report 20116Quality of students including student progress andachievementAcademic Progress of Students:The average pass rate of students is 97 % with in two years. first and only batch competed thecourse got job opportunities even before completing the implant training. Oure student arecapable of competing with any other student who complete NVQ 6 level course.Extra curricular ActivitiesAnnual blood donation camp is conducted by the studentsNew year cultural events are held every yearName board fo the course was constructed by the students as part of a promotionalcampaign.Participated in three exhibitions as part of course promotion.They have a subject called project studies and relevant references in the 2nd year, andthey are free to select the theme for the project, according to their learning outcomes.They collect primary data or secondary data from where it is necessary either inside oroutside the ATI. All students should get satisfactory marks from the relevant supervisorto complete the subject.The ATI gets the idea of standards of students when the feed back is collected fromthose students and organizations where they have got the training and industries wherethey are doing the job.In HNDT (Agric )course, the student gets an overall knowledge in Agriculture, no anyspecialization. They are capable to work in any where in the world as middle leveltechnicians in the Agriculture field. Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 26
  27. 27. Self Evaluation Report 20117The extent and use of student feedback qualitative andquantitativeThe student feedback is obtained for a each subject in the mid semester and at end ofeach semester. These questionnaires cover both subject and teaching methodologyinformation. In addition to that HOD is gathering the students’ feed back and time totime take necessary action is taken to solve the identified drawbacks.If there is a special matter arising a the chairperson of the academic board, Directorwith all other members conduct a meeting with student representatives or the wholebatch to identity and take necessary action to solve them.8Peer observationsTwo lecturers in HNDT (Agric) course have more than 13 yrs experiences. Until 2010 yrwe were not formally following the peer observations. Any how senior staff membersdo the peer observations on teaching and other works of juniors. Recently under QAseminars the peer observation is introduced. Then we started peer observationprocedure regularly from the 1st semester 0f 2011.The lecturers believe that the peer observation process is helpful in enhancing teachingquality. This helps to share the teaching skills, knowledge and teaching methodologies.9Skills DevelopmentPractical work, field visit, project work and implant training are the main skilldevelopment part of the curriculum. They can create something by themselves underguidance of the Academic staff.. Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 27
  28. 28. Self Evaluation Report 201110Academic Guidance and CounsellingBasically when a new batch is registered, Director, AR, HOD conduct the few generalsessions and provide the basic guidance about the institute and courses.Untill 2010 yr especially the counsellors have not been trained. After training the staff,the programme was introduced among the students and one staff member was assignedas a counsellor for all students and counselling time has been noticed to the students.When the new students are recruited for the new academic year 2011, this programmeis expected to run more effectively.Name Designation SignatureDr. Sahayan Director ..........................................Mr. M. D. S Perera Senior Lecturer ……………………………..Mrs. B. Wickramasingha Senior Lecturer ……………………………Mrs. N. Abeyarathna Asst. Lecturer ……………………………Mr. H. Habaragamuwa Asst. Lecturer …………………………... Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 28
  29. 29. Self Evaluation Report 2011 Table of Contents1 Introduction...........................................................................................................................1 1.1 Brief History of the SLIATE..........................................................................................1 1.2 Brief History of the ATI Galle Labuduwa......................................................................12 Aims, Learning Outcomes and Programme details of HNDT (Agric)..................................3 2.1 Aims..............................................................................................................................3 2.2 Learning outcomes.......................................................................................................33 Students, staff and facilities.................................................................................................11 3.1 Students ......................................................................................................................11 3.3 Facilities........................................................................................................................134 Curriculum design, content and review...............................................................................19 4.1 NDT and HNDT(Agric) before Curriculum Revision................................................19 4.2 HNDT(Agric) Program after the Curriculum Revision ..............................................19 ...........................................................................................................................................20 4.3 Panel of Academic Staff...............................................................................................21 4.4 Teaching Responsibilities ............................................................................................21 4.5 Facilities........................................................................................................................21 4.6 Students’ welfare..........................................................................................................22 Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 29
  30. 30. Self Evaluation Report 20115 Teaching, Learning and Assessment methods.....................................................................246 Quality of students including student progress and achievement........................................26 Extra curricular Activities..................................................................................................267 The extent and use of student feedback qualitative and quantitative..................................278 Peer observations.................................................................................................................279 Skills Development..............................................................................................................2710 Academic Guidance and Counselling................................................................................28 Advanced Technological Institute- Labuduwa 30

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