Surya Sen Colony, Block B, Siliguri
Dist.: Jalpaiguri, West Bengal (India)-734004
Phone : +91 353-2691488, +91 94763 87939


Govt. Aided College & Recognized by UGC u/s 2(f) &1 2(b) :: Established in: 1998
NAAC ACCREDITED  ::   ISO 9001:2115 & ISO 21001:2018 CERTIFIED
Masterda Surya Sen

Indian revolutionary
and School Teacher

22 Mar1894 - 12 Jan 1934


Best Practices - 2018-19

1.  Title of the Practice

     i. Use of LED Lighting
     ii.  Students' Health Home, medical assistance for students

2.   Objectives

   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 .

7. Notes

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.

Best Practices - 2019-20

Title of the Practice

  1. Introduction of G-Suite mechanism during lock down period an enabling Google Tools.
  2. Initiation of Language Lab as a tool for Life-skill development for students.

1.  Objectives:

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.

2.  Context:

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.

3.  Practice:

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.

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Block B, Surya Sen Colony
P.O. : Siliguri Town Dist. : Jalpaiguri,
West Bengal (INDIA), Pin : 734004
Phone (Office): +91 353-2691488
Phone (Helpline): +91 94763 87939

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