The Association of Schools for Indian School Certificate (ASISC) will tie up with the Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) here from the next session for a total quality management (TQM) project in various ICSE-affiliated schools across India.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the ASISC executive committee at the Kerala Samajam Model School premises.
It is expected to be taken up again at the national conference of ASISC to be held at St Joseph’s Public School in Hyderabad from 24 November.
“Quality in education has become a deciding factor for the survival of any institution. A team from ASISC visited Turkey earlier this year where tie-ups with management institutions have yielded good results. ASISC has held preliminary talks with XLRI director Father Casimar Raj and will be holding detailed talks in this connection soon,” said Brother Thomas Thanical, ASISC secretary and principal of Cambridge School, Cuttack.
Initially, workshops will be conducted for different batches of academicians from ICSE-affiliated schools on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The ICSE Council in New Delhi has authorised ASISC improve systems relating to sports and extra-curricular activities besides taking up development training of teachers and principals at affiliated schools.
The ASISC project would be aimed at principals and vice-principals.
In case they were unable to attend workshops, they would nominate a senior teacher to attend the workshops, which would be held at regular intervals from the next session, according to Sudhir Sampathy, ASISC vice-president and principal of Siva Sivani School, Secunderabad.
The classes will be held either at Jamshedpur or in other institutions depending on the availability of XLRI faculty. The class size will be restricted to 30.
Business Standard, November 22, 2004.