“Student Satisfaction Survey”
Our college is run under the government’s grant- in-aid scheme and student is at the centre of our system. The students are our centrally importance beneficiaries. The student satisfaction and his suggestions, about teaching process, infrastructure facilities, and curriculum & co- curricular activities are very important for overall performance of the college. It is with this awareness in our mind we thought to introduce this practice in our institution.
The NAAC itself has provided a format for student satisfaction survey. It has provided online questionnaire for this survey. Our college has been used this questionnaire from the year 2019-2020. This practice would bring great credit to the college in the next accreditation of the college
In the current year is the third year of implementation. The college has an open and transparent approach to this practice. The feedback collected from this survey is used for the improvement of various sectors. It is also used for making future plans for quality enhancement.
The practice is still purely voluntary in the college. There is fear in the mind of students to express their opinions about college or teachers openly. Actually student satisfaction survey is a self check and self improving practice on the part of the college.
“Implementation Mentor Mentee Scheme”
Our college is situated in the semi urban area but its catchment is still rural. The majority of the students are deprived of education especially girl students. Their education is stopped after their marriage. In order to motivate the girl students to complete their education, we provide counseling to the students through mentor mentee scheme. NAAC has also introduced this scheme from 2018 – 19.
As per IQAC suggestion, staff meeting was conducted for the implementation of mentoring system. For the allotment of mentor-mentee scheme the ratio of fulltime teachers and total number of admitted students is taken into consideration. After allotment of students printed forms are given to each mentee for mentor-mentee scheme. The form is filled by every student and submitted to mentor. This form covers the whole information of the mentee. In the academic year, each mentor conducts meeting with mentee for each semester. In this meeting mentor guides about their extracurricular activities, personal and economical difficulties. In each mentee, mentor offers guidelines and counseling to the students as per their need. All the mentors communicate the progress of mentee regularly. The mentoring system helps in identifying slow learners and advanced learners. During the initial meeting with mentee, the mentor explains how the mentor mentee system will be beneficial to both by way of participation in curricular, co-curricular, social, cultural, N.S.S. and sports activities.
After the implementations, of this best practice it is noticed that the practice has helped to develop a strong bond between student and teachers. The mentor finds out strengths and weakness of the mentee and guides mentee to develop their area of interests. The mentor also guides the mentee for their future career. Mentor also conducts dialogues with parent of the mentee to update and discuss the development phases of their ward through SMS and phone calls. This practice is appreciated by students and parents also.
This practice has became successful The mentees come with their problems to solve it with discussion with their mentors. There is problem of sparing time for this scheme on the part of mentee still all the mentees try to give sufficient time to their mentees very happily.
Celebration Of Savitribai Phule Jayanti as “Student Teacher Day”
Education is a basic need of man. The aim of education is to develop personality of the students. Many social reformers have spend their whole lives to spread education among weaker section of society especially women. Mahatma Joytirao Phule and Savitribai Phule worked for women’s education throughout their life. Savitribai Phule worked for empowerment of women. In order to make aware our students about her valuable contribution for women we introduced this best practice to celebrate her Jayanti as Student-Teacher Day.
On 3rd Januray each year our students celebrate Savitribai Phule Jayanti. Cultural department of college displays notice for participation of students. The students spon tenuously participate to conduct the Student Teacher day. They call the meeting of the participants. They distribute work of college. The work of principal, professors, peons. librarian is allotted to the students as per their interest. Further they prepare timetable for teachers. The student Teachers conduct lectures in the classes. The principal guides them. The students conduct all the activities to run the college on 3rd January They also conduct programme to felicitate the teaching and non-teaching staff of the college. They express their opinions of their experience as a teacher, principal, peon etc.
It is noticed that the students are aware about the valuable contribution of krantijyoti Savitribai Phule in the field of Women’s education. We have become successful to inspire our students to work in their villages, neighbourhood, relatives for the persons who are deprived of education or illiterate.
Majority of Students want to participate in this programme but limited students get the chance to participate in the event.
"Organization of ‘Free Eye Check Up Camp’"
India is agricultural country and many people live in rural area. Majority senior citizens who live in village are illiterate, economically backward, careless about their health, neglected by their family. They cannot get medical facilities from cities easily. Even they are not aware about their health problem especially eye problems in this context, it is felt that the students from NSS Unit can work for this people.
The NSS Unit of our college adapt a village for their extension activities. The students from NSS unit takes survey of patients suffering from eye problems. They convince and inform them about free eye check up camp. Our institute organizes free Eye check – up camp in collaboration with Jayant Netralaya (Ngo) Islampur. Patients are checked and guided for further actions. They are provided spectacles also. They are advised and guided for their cataract operations.
It is found that there is a good response from senior citizens for camp. Our students have created awareness about their eye – problems. They have become successful to convince them about the benefits of cataract operations. The senior citizens who have participated in free eye check-up camp are provided the facilities like cataract operations, spectacles and other medicines in Jayant Netralaya (Ngo)
It is very difficult to convince old people for operations. They have fear in their mind about such operations.
“ Reading Movement (Wachan Chalval) for Indian Army”.
Today we are living in world of science and technology. People from all fields/domains are using cell phones, Internet ,computers. The excessive use of these modern techniques have decreased their habit of reading. Again India is very vast multilingual and multicultural country Indian Army has played very Important role in security of our country. There is library facility on every Army centre but the books in these libraries are generally in Hindi and English.Generaly there are no Books for regional languages. Books in mother tongue provide entertainment and knowledge. Keeping in view ,above context we have started this practice to inculcate reading habit among Indian Army and to read particularly literature in Marathi which is very rich.
In Order to inculcate the habit of reading literature in mothertongue. we donate books in Marathi to each familiar soldier from our region who works in Indian Army. We invite these soldiers in our college and felicitate him and donate him books. Even we prefer husbands of our gril students who work in Indian Army. We collect books for this practice from students ,faculty, society.
The various activities of this practice enriched the libraries in army. Even family members of the soldiers enjoyed reading in mothertongue. The soldiers expressed their gratitude to institution. They also told that their family members who live with them read and enjoyed the books in their mothertongue. This practices has created a valuable service to writers whose books had got a place in libraries of Army. This practice has created direct dialogue between soldiers and students. The soldiers had provided guidance to our students for opportunities of military services. This practice has laid to enrichment of our polyglot culture. Our teaching community and the students show respect to Indian soldiers.
“Aadhar counselling cell ”.
Life of modern man has become very complicated. Science and technology has provided comfort as well as stress, depression, frustration, anxiety. Modern youth has to face challenges like unemployment, failure etc. The majority of students come from rural area. Their parents are illiterate and economically and socially backward. So they are not seriously aware of the mental, physical, social and other problems of their children. We run our college for women empowerment. Some girl students from our college are married. They have to face lot of problems to complete their education after marriage. So it is felt that there is need of counselling to students. Hence we have established Adhar counselling Cell in Our College.
In order to guide students we have established Adhar Counselling Cell. We organize guest lectures of professional counsellers, psychatrists, the experts to guide our students to solve their problems.There is direct dialogue between the students and the experts. The experts provide advice to the students to solve their problems. Even the Department of psychology provides camp personal counselling to parents and other students.We also conduct Free Medical Check up to solve their health problems.
Through the Aadhar counselling Cell we have created confidence among the students. They started to expose their problems freely. We have become successful to reduce their stress, to solve their personal and domestics problems in some extent. They have become aware of their abilities ,skills. The girl students are made aware of domestic injustice and to fight against it confidently, Even the students started to take care of their health
The students, parents do not expose their problems easily. There is impact of customs and tradition on their minds .They hesitate to tell their real problems.
"Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme"
India is the most populated country where there is growing population of the youth.Today our country is facing problem of unemployment. There are few job opportunitiesfor our youth. So entrepreneurship has become the dire need for the country. Selfemployment is the best employment and entrepreneurship is the most exciting level ofself-employment.
In order to motivate students for entrepreneurship we organized counselling andtraining programme. Our institution organized two day seminar on developing entrepreneurship skills. We provide opportunity guidance, career guidance to ourstudents through lectures, workshops. seminars, group discussion and institution has Provided various COC and short term skill based courses like i. Mobile repairing. ii. Dress Designing. iii. Fashion Designing. iv. Business Accounting and Tally. v. Business Accounting process(online course) vi. Workshop on Modi scripts.
The different activities under this best practice helped our students to achieve skills and use it for their self-employment. The students can earn independently with their achieved skills like Mobile repairing, Dressdesigning,Rangoli Designg,Mehndi designing,choreography,ladies fashiondesigning etc.
It is difficult to create awareness about entrepreneurship skill among girl students from rural area. There are certain limits.
" To create Nutrition and Health Awareness"
Food is basic need of Human. Today we are living vary fast and hectic life. Modern generation has forgotten traditional methods of cooking and its nutritional values. Now a days we find that our generation is facing lot of serious health problems like Diabetes, blood pressure,cancer,Anemia.So it is felt that there is need to make awareness about food and its nutritional value for our good health. It is also felt that there is need to create interest for various type of cooking and serving methods.
In Order to implement the activities of the practice, Home science department of our college organizes cookery competition. It is open for women from society also. Sometime we organize Cookery Competition with the help of ‘The Giants Group-Pearl’, International NGO.Institution also organizes guest lecture of experts to guide on deficiency of nutrients and health problems, particularly women disorders. Students are guided to use cooking methods according to nutrients through practicals. Institution also organizes study visit to Bakery, Milk Processing Unit, Fruit processing unit etc. to inform actual Food Process Products and their packaging and storage methods
The activities of this best practice helped us to create awareness among our students and society about Nutrition and health. It is observed through the open Cookery Competitions. Experts of competition take into consideration taste, texture, nutritional value. and presentation of recipe. Even experts guide the participants about short comings. It is noticed that the participants have observed right proportion of nutritional factors during receipe.There is good response from students and society for this competition.