Best practice 1
Title : Skill development
- Objective of the practice:
- To foster in developing effective communication skills and presentation capabilities in academic settings
- To increase the efficiency in the interview presentation, application oriented computer literacy, GD, pre-placement trainings etc.
- To update the faculty with new evolving technologies such as Microsoft team, Google meet, you tube, so that they are prepared to train the students online.
- Students are motivated to participate in workshops of different platforms.
- Students are motivated in hands on experimental skills, internships, in plant trainings so that community is imbibing effective learning process.
2. The context: In order to furnish this domain, Digital labs for communication, undergraduate research centre are established and available for the students at par to publish research works in the institutional science magazine “ATOM”, and in the learning of soft skills. College conducts various value added courses, enrichment courses, which provide an environment to develop skill sets for students. EDC conducts awareness program in the development of entrepreneur at the student level.
Personality development seminar, association activities of the college inculcates leadership skills, interaction and interpersonal skills. Placement cell activities ushered in molding attitudes in order to cope up the corporate world demands. Extension activities, moral, ethical values, workshops, seminars helped to develop intellectual of the students with recent trends and lifelong learning attitudes.
3. Practice: College has dedicated NSS, NCC, Rangers and Rovers, Women’s counseling cell, placement cell, etc. will help in the holistic growth of the students and their meaningful engagement with the wider community. Mentor-Mentee system is provided to improve their working skills especially slow learners. The academic meet, projects, internships, implant trainings, students elevated their competency level to university standard. ICT enabled pedagogy in addition to chalk and talk method facilitating in the advancement of the students skills and confidence level. The experimental and participative learning are given prominence in the student centric methods which simplifies their understanding of the theory.
The entire 68 faculty is practicing ICT based platforms for curriculum delivery whereby skill in power point presentation, live classes, PPT making ability is witnessed. Feedback analysis through IQAC sorted out strength and weakness of teachers for self introspection and self improvisation, so as to bring them in the satisfactory scale so that better communication skills are right in place with recent times.
Educational field trips, community based activities, situatedness activities, training by prospective recruiter need based industrial visits are the part and parcel of the curriculum delivery provides flexibility in the learning process. Extension activities complement students’ academic learning experience and inculcated leadership qualities, health and hygiene consciousness, national integration focus, social service attitude etc.
4. Evidence of success:
- We have witnessed huge improvement in the personal skills of the students so that campus recruitment rate is increased.
- We have seen that technical skills is improved in the field of research, hands on experiments enabled them to get an award from POCE, CV Raman scholarships.etc.
- We have observed much difference in their communication skills, their attitude in facing interviews, debate, extempore, quiz, and so on.
- Many students are continuously achieving university ranks (10 ranks in the year).
- Many employers have given excellent testimony for our placement support for making the students industry ready.
- Many of our students stood different from group by developing, distinguishable qualities such as Out of Box thinking, effective team player, High IQ level, ability, confidence in facing competitive examinations for jobs and higher studies.
5. Problem encountered and resources required:
- Competent faculty is needed to train the students and assist in pre-placement trainings.
- Students lack commitment and hence close mentoring for technical skills in required.
- Students from rural background may have good technical skills and to gain more required skills, special classes are to be taken and learning becomes hectic.
- Faculty development programme are to be conducted to teach technical skills and emerging technologies which is quite impossible at every educational organizations.
- Those institutions lack abundance of financial resources especially in the rural locations where advent of technology is not fully grown suffer a lot in imparting technical skills.
Best practice 2
Title: Mentoring system
- Objective of the practice:
- To motivate the student to excel in curricular and co-curricular activities thereby helping the students to acquire employable skills.
- To focus in developing personality and to succeed in the career.
- In order to provide feedback to teachers on curricular issues, college infrastructure and administrative matters.
- To enhance professional character among the student community.
- To imbibe values such as personal, social, behavioral, democratic, and scientific through mentoring system.
- To induce agility and adaptability in order to become good citizens in today’s society.
- To ensure regularity and punctuality of students.
2. The context: In the present scenario of Indian society, a huge population of SC/ST/OBC/minority well being and development is the need of the hour. In order to get employment in public/private and other organizations, the career guidance and mentoring is a boon in the ecosystem of learning. Mentorship is both a personal and professional relationship improve the level of comprehension in subjects, academic skills through quantitative, technical and laboratory work is involved. Mentor-mentee system raised in the level of information conveyed, access stereotyping and tracking of advices. Mentor system continued for a period of 3 or 5 years in the campus which has developed a concept of knowing goal, dream, standards, convictions, so that a narrow focus is maintained for bringing better results. The concentration in study depends on our input to control output and the philosophy of life, Garbage In -Garbage out (GIGO) is tested in the context.
3. The practice: In our college, every faculty is assigned as a mentor who is associated with 20-25 mentees. Once the internal test is conducted, the performance is reviewed, counseling is done in a separate hours of the working day whereby suggestions are given for improvement. He/she must meet the mentor so that problems encountered in the campus, utilization of library books, improvements in the infrastructure, feedbacks are taken which will be resolved through redressel mechanism. Identifying strength and weakness of the mentees is shared with parents. If possible training, remedial classes were given with their consent. Mentor can act as responsible role model and an advisory role so that mentee becomes efficient, self reliant. We are able to maintain the matrix of 1:18 ratio in the process of mentoring. Mentoring is multidimensional and is combination of professional expertise, personal style, approach to facilitate learning, mentoring system by a faculty members, training by trainers, and placement through campus interviews enables every student to become proactive in defining his career excellence.
4. Evidence of success: As a success of our mentorship, the students are continuously achieving university ranks and in this year 10 ranks were obtained in different disciplines which have created indelible mark in the affiliated colleges of the university. The students from low income communities whose parents did not go to college and are unable to guide and coach them to navigate the journey through college into a professional career. This attempt is proven approach. This system forces us to think critically and determine what has and has not to be allowed being successful in the journey.
This system has a repo so that retention of students in some programme increase in strength is observed in the recent years. The students from various discipline get adjust quicker in the environment and not so feel alone in the campus life.
5. Problems encountered and resource required: Even though lot of support and assistance is given to the students, some of the students are not able to pursue their degree within a stipulated time and dropped out. To meet this type of problems professional counseling is to be given to the dropouts. Despite of the fact because of continues efforts taken by the college, students are recruited to various companies, firms with considerable salary package.