BEST PRACTICE 1
1.FOSTERING POTENTIAL TALENTS OF STUDENTS
The youths are our tomorrow, our countries future. Many of them have suffered losses in the family and financial support system. These students of the post pandemic need constant encouragement and counseling to carry on the torch of Hope in life. The departments specially took care of that and carried Mentor-Mentee programmes not only to guide the students in respective subject but provided counseling to help them. The Institutional infrastructure is well equipped with Wi-Fi facilities for students to search and download e-resources. The college website has a separate platforme-ngage for availability of study materials, notes, book chapters for students. The College Library has Open book system facility for students. To motivate them to develop a habit of frequenting libraries and reading the college has an Award for those students who visit the library most. To encourage and develop writing and critical thinking skill in them student centric seminars are organised by the departments where participation is compulsory. Wall magazines and annual students’magazine Unmesh are some other means for the students to come up with creative ideas. Most departments and Cells have Add On courses or certificate course offered to students free of cost in order to motivate them to learn something new that will help them for deciding further career.The departments made sure the participation of at least ten students in each of these programme, so that all the students would get chance in one or other.Workshops and training are also provide in the college to students of all stream for future industrial ready. In this way they are being prepared for tomorrow, to face stage, to face people. Seminars, talks, workshop, gender sensitization programmes and awareness of legal rights, ethical values are all imparted in the college by academicians, experts, and spiritual personalities from time to time to nurture these young minds and help them to be dutiful citizens of future India. Through social services they gain first hand experiences and become more compassionate towards other human beings. The college provides scholarships to many students of merit and needy. Through all these measures during the year the focus was centered on the students to be able to choose a line of further study of their interest, to be able to decide on the availability of opportunities for their career building and overcome stage anxiety and foster public speaking skills.
6.ProblemsEncounteredandResourcesRequired: The Institution caters education to more than seven thousand students. Therefore, it was impossible to include all of them in one co-curricular activity or training. But to maintain fair opportunities certain number of students from each department or cells was given the chances at first phase. They will get their turn in such courses or training in the second phase as these programmes will be continued in future. But each student of the department was given chances to at least be a part of one or other programmes. Due to unavailability of an auditorium/hall having large sitting capacity for participants was the major problem encountered. To overcome this problem some financial aid from government or higher authority is needed for construction of large auditorium.
BEST PRACTICE 2
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT MEASURES
Objective: The recent pandemic situation when both teaching and learning modes and methods have undergone lots of changes, from class room to virtual room, chalk and duster to ICT methods, etc. Teachers, another vital part of an educational institution needed some sort of programmes too in order to achieve the following objectives:
TheContext: The past two academic sessions was thoroughly new to most of teaching faculties. The traditional method of teaching and learning was shifted thoroughly technological gadgets. When normalcy returned once again teaching and learning needed to be adjusted. Instead of totally giving up what has been learnt a new blended method seemed most apt with this new phase of learning. Thus, teachers needed to continue to learn and teach in the ICT based methods as well as follow the traditional classroom method of chalk and duster. The post pandemic anxiety and health has remained an issue for which some ethical, value oriented training became necessary. ‘As Life must go on’ so does the profession oriented programmes has not been stalled by the pandemic. Thus, the faculty development programme was needed to ensure the progression in teaching learning process.
ThePractice: The IQAC, Research and Development Cell of our institution introduced and carried on different multidisciplinary program for interaction and development for the teaching and non- teaching faculties. Through such program it intended for interdisciplinary research and discussion, encourage new faculties to take on research and training programs under HRDC of Universities, publication of articles and book chapters. To equip with latest digitalized facilities and environment friendly apps the Institution introduced Office automation for teaching and non-teaching staff during the year. Workshop and hands on training were organised in phases. To keep updated the with time our Institution is enrolled in Vidwan portal and all the faculties have registered themselves in this portal. The Research and Development Cell introduced Saturday Rostra for teaching faculties. On Saturday after every fortnight a faculty from one department gives a presentation on a topic of his/her choice followed by question and discussion. This multidisciplinary platform was very interesting as varied topic were discussed. IQAC took initiative for 30 hours Faculty Development Programme on Professional Development and Publication where most teachers participated. Apart from that each department in Arts building has ICT classroom to facilitate quality teaching, departmental staffroom with attach washroom and daycare facility for staff children have been provided by the Institution. To encourage participation of faculties in seminars/workshop in other colleges or universities, the Institution provides the registration fees of the paper presenters. Teachers are felicitated for being awarded Ph.D. or for publication of their articles in international journals of repute on College Foundation Day. The College supports for carrying on Ph.D. and grants study leave for Course Work that adds credit to India’s higher education rate.
EvidenceofSuccess: Theinitiative was successful as maximum number of teaching faculties participated enthusiastically. New teachers have participated in seminars or workshop in other institution, and more teachers are pursuing their doctoral theses.
ProblemsEncounteredandResourcesRequired: Moreover for supporting such research oriented works number of good books and sources are required along with research centre. Science and Commerce digital resources are costlier and many good e-resources are required by the faculties. Lab facilities for science departments requires efficient scientific tools which are expensive and lack of such infrastructure are hampering high level research work and therefore are required in the institution.
BEST PRACTICE 1
BEST PRACTICE 1
BEST PRACTICE 2
BEST PRACTICE 2
Title of the Practice
Title of the Practice
As Education system worldwide has been affected by the covid-19 pandemic leading to the near or total closure of educational institutions almost everywhere, the effort is to continue the teaching-learning process on a regular basis and create an integrated workspace by using G-Suit mechanism for students and teachers to collaborate, communicate and attend online classes smoothly and successfully. AS Google workspace-plans provide custom –e mails for the institutions and includes collaboration tools like G Suite mails, calendar, Google Meet, Google Classroom, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, Google Slides, Google Forms and more. These varieties of features are designed to meet the unique institutional needs online. G suite has been evolved into a more integrated experience across the communicational and collaborative processes. It is one of the essential effective processes from a technical perspective. It helps to draw a holistic picture of ongoing online teaching-learning activities during the lockdown period. The basic purpose of the Language Laboratory is to provide students a platform to enhance English language skills, communication skills and to practice soft skills and also to emphasize the need of English in the business and technical world which prepares students for interviews and future job opportunities.
To bring all the students under one single umbrella of online interaction, G-Suit serves as an integrated workspace which is simple to use, yet lets one spend less time managing work schedule and more time actually doing it. Tools are used that are best-in-class, can be used from anywhere and help to integrate, customize and extend workspace to meet all the needs. For Language Lab good communication skills are indispensable for the success any professional who wants to reach out to people. The English language in particular has become essential in the lives of young people who aspire to advance their careers anywhere in the world. English being a global language is a must for learning for any Indian student today. The Language Lab plays an important role in this learning process. Language learning is not the same as learning any other subject. It is not confined to writing an examination and getting a degree or certificate. The four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking have to do practiced. Being able to communicate well is the most important factor when seeking a placement in the job market. Communication involves one’s ability to listen carefully so as to grasp the meaning and to respond in turn with apt words and clarity of pronunciation. Language lab is a technological aid for learning and it has a number of advanced facilities that can help a student to learn a language with proficiency to communicate which has become inevitable in today’s context.
During home-based learning in the lock down time, initially several methods were adopted by college, for example, sharing information by Whats app, video-calls, through zoom and others platforms online. But G-Suit implementation enabled teachers to create their own classrooms where managing study-materials and documents are easier. One could experience a successful teacher-student interface, G-suite is a free collaboration tool for everyone for distributing assignments, track students attendance and progress, to go for class tests, provide e-study materials and to facilitate interaction in a virtual world. The Language Lab in our Institution is a dedicated space for foreign language learning where students can access audio and audio-visual materials. Teachers are allowed to listen to and manage student audio which is delivered to individual student. After completion of the course, students are awarded with certificates. This recommendation of using a single G suite for Education account with only one domain seems to be very effective. A logical organisational unit structure is created to share resources within classes and other platforms. This simplifies the management of teaching-learning process and flexibility and effectively manages our G suite for Education account.
4. Evidence of success:
G-Suite mechanism proved to be very effective during this learn-from-home period. Students not only got used to this system but also learnt to have smooth access to engage portal of College for study materials, audio and video-clips etc. Language Lab is more than a tool for training and learning a global language, but to study and experiment with real samples of language and exercise in its use. Students also learn about multimedia technology and communications and a high degree skill development. They can always head for better options with the help of this. Thus Language Lab fosters a digital literacy responding to new educational and social needs. Teachers of language lab wholeheartedly admit that it has been a great tool for the students as the application is student-friendly. Extempore is designed to be incredibly easy to use for both instructors and students. Student submissions are automatically saved along with the instructor’s personal feedback. Whether it is a low stake activity or a formal oral exam, everything is organised all in one place which students can access effortlessly.
5. Problems Encountered:
No such problem worth mentioning in regard to G-Suite implementation. Orientations as to how to use classrooms with the help of Institutional mail-ids were provided for the students. Regarding Language Lab problem of space, stationeries and numbers of computers have been solved by extension of space and allocating more funds for purchasing computers and other necessities.
1. Title of the Practice
i. Use of LED Lighting
ii. Students' Health Home, medical assistance for students
Firstly, to use LED luminaries in the institution means it will cut energy and maintenance costs of the institution drastically. As our institution experiences high occupancy of energy throughout the day and even at night comprising of various areas like corridors, stairs, classrooms, office, labs, hallways, College premises at night time etc, making them vulnerable to accidents and mishaps, use of LED lights can save the institution of this kind of untoward situations. It also ensures the safety of students and staff.
Secondly , all regular students taking admission in Surya Sen Mahavidyalaya have to go for membership of the Students'Health Home where they can seek and get medical assistance at a very low cost. This membership entitles them to avail the benefits of SHH only by producing their current feebook and photo ID at the reception counter of the Home and receive fair treatment. Institution's objective is to provide for them medical advice in the easiest possible way in order to keep them in a state of good health.
3. The Context
Being sensitive and responsive to the environment is a part of our Higher Education Curriculum. LEDs are mercury free and one hundred percent recyclable, thus making them the most environmentally safe lighting option and it also uses less energy than any lighting technology on the market. Favourable lighting condition and suitable illumination also aid in the creation of an optimal visual setting, produce minimum glare to ensure comfortability which is conducive to learning, as it is asserted that environmental conditions in educational institutions lay a significant influence on the health and bahaviour of the students.
Coming to the Students' Health Home, at any part of our state, any student of any member - institution would go to their nearest SHH regional centre for consulting physicians which is free and they would be served medicine only at rs 5/- per day despite any actual cost. It is evident that good health improves learning potentials which is also acknowledged by our National Education Policy. Students are to study with healthy minds and bodies . So to provide low-cost health care for Students is a responsibility of this institution.
4. The Practice
Experts claim that integration of natural light in Educational Institutions is one of the best ways to boost the overall efficiency of the students. As humans are biologically designed to be exposed to natural lights , LED lighting serves this purpose the best. So in Surya Sen Mahavidyalaya this is a human centric lighting solution that works in harmony with Earth's natural cycle and it has been programmed to emulate natural daylight.
Similarly in regard to the Students'Health Home, the World Bank and WHO made a comparison of the cost effectiveness of various public health programs and concluded that an educational institution that provides safe and low-cost health service is most effective for Students. So the goal being Health for All and Education for All , Surya Sen Mahavidyalaya has taken up this comprehensive approach to make the membership of SHH mandatory for all students enrolling in this College.
5. Evidence of Success
LED lighting condition in Surya Sen Mahavidyalaya has proved to be a a very favourable lighting option which is a proper eco-friendly lighting system for both students' visual comfortability and safety and at the same being very much cost-effective.
As Surya Sen Mahavidyalaya is based in a semi-rural area and Students mostly are from lower income group , this almost free medical counselling and treatment by the Students'Health Home is much beneficial for them. In order to avail low-cost ,easy and ready medical assistance , Regular students' membership of the SHH during 2018 - 2019 session is as follows,
1st year : 2606
2nd year : 1300
3rd year : 908
Total 4814 Students.
6. Problems Encountered
Considering all the benefits of LED lighting system, there was no problem in decision making on part of the College Administrative Body for installing it.
As the Students' Health Home is a non charity Social benefit organization aimed to help students and also imparts to the students mode of knowledge about preventive and social aspects of medicine and develop in them idea of civic health responsibilities through arranging lectures, debates, symposiums for creating social awareness, no such problem arose for implementation of mandatory membership of the Home .
Apart from the above-mentioned best practices, College also has been working on the following practice
1. Language Lab under the aegis of English Department is on the verge of completion. Computers with headphones and software have been purchased, classes will start from next academic session 2019-20.