Ankur Gupta is the Joint Director at the Model Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jammu, India, besides being a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He is a third-generation educationist, carrying forward the legacy of the Model Institute of Education and Research (MIER) group of institutions, established in 1936. Prior to joining the academia, he worked as a Technical Team Lead at Hewlett Packard, developing software in the network management and e-Commerce domains. He obtained his B.E Computer Science and MS Software Systems degrees BITS, Pilani and his PhD from the National Institute of Technology in India. His main areas of interest include peer-to-peer networks, network management, software engineering and cloud computing. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers in reputed international journals and conferences and filed 11 patents on various technologies. He is a recipient of the AICTE’s (All India Council for Technical Education) Career Award for Young Teachers, awarded to promising researchers under the age of 35 on a nationally competitive basis.
Session Abstract: "Quality, Performance and Benchmarking in Higher Education"
The Indian Higher Education system is faced with issues of quality and effectiveness. What is needed is a standardized framework for measuring quality based on well-defined parameters. Performance Insight 360 is a patent-pending cloud-based analytics framework which collates data from individual stakeholders to derive meaningful insights into individual and group performance. Performance indices are computed for internal as well as external benchmarking. Strategic interventions can then be designed to effectively address the areas of concern. PI 360 is a next-generation framework for managing quality, performance and achievement.