Best Practices

BEST PRACTICES 2018-19

EVENT : BEST PRACTICE- 2. Remedial Academic Support

 

The institute has always focused on the holistic development of the students. Students admitted to the institute may come from an economically disadvantage background, low literacy rate, vernacular medium and first generation learners. These factors hinder the academic growth of the students. To overcome said hindrances, the institute has adopted a practice of providing remedial academic support to slow learners in the form of contact lectures.

Objectives of the Practice:

The objectives of the practice are:

To enable slow learners to get through examination.

To assist students to come up with their personal academic problems.

To provide them reference books and study materials.

To make students aware of the topics important from the examination point of view which enable them to prepare accordingly.

To cater to the academic needs of students of all programs.

The context:

Initially, when the said practice was implemented on the basis of recommendations of IQAC and with the approval of the Management and the Principal the response from the students was less. But gradually the number of students in the contact lectures increased. The faculty members also supported the practice for academic betterment of the students.

The practice:

This practice is unique in nature and completely focuses on the academic development of the students.

The Examination Committee under the guidance of the Principal prepares the contact lecture time-table prior to ATKT and Ex-students examination for all programs.

The time table of contact lectures is displayed on the notice board on all floors of the institution and in staff room for intimation and information of the students and faculty members respectively.

The contact lectures time table is uploaded on the college website.

The faculty members prepare themselves with study material and topics to be discussed in their respective course contact lecture.

The contact lectures are conducted during the working hours of the college.

Attendance is taken during the contact lectures.

The institute does not charge any additional fees for conduct of contact lectures.

Evidence of Success:

Slow learners feel more free and comfortable to come up with their doubts and queries and get satisfactory solution.

More and more slow learners have started attending the remedial classes.

The success rate of the students has considerably increased.

Problems encountered and resources required:

At the beginning of the implementation of the said practice the response of the students was not appreciable. To counter this problem, the students were made to understand the importance of contact lectures with the help of the concerned course faculty member in each program on account of which, the number of students gradually increased. The institution does not encounter with any resource problem in implementing the said practice as contact lectures are taken in the classrooms during the college hours.

 

EVENT : BEST PRACTICE- 1. Centralized Management with Decentralized Administration

Good administration or governance is a pre-requisite for the academic growth, quality enhancement and holistic development of students. A good administrative system encourages good working environment and participatory management, leading to balanced growth of the institute. Taking into account the significance of best governance, the institute has adopted unique practices with specific objectives.

Objectives of the Practice:

The objectives of the practice are to have-

Centralised planning and policy making.

Decentralised planning and responsibilities.

Autonomy with respect to implementation of the curriculum with proper planning.

Autonomy to the faculty members in the teaching-learning process, preparation of teaching plan, its implementation and review.

Flexibility to make use of various learning resources to enhance their course knowledge.

Good working environment and co-operation among stakeholders.

 

Need for the implementation of the practice:

For an excellent institutional administration, there is a need for a dynamic management with long-term vision.

The Principal should have excellent leadership qualities, broad mindedness and innovative ideas.

The faculty members need to be astute to handle academic and administrative responsibilities.

The faculty members should also be well-acquainted with the rules pertaining to evaluation system, internal assessment-projects, assignment, presentations.

The support staff should give support to all departments.

Training and retraining of the teaching and non-teaching staff to enhance their professional competencies.

The implementation of the Practice:

Policies related to the institute are framed by the Management and the Principal in consultation with Advisory Committee, Local Managing Committee, IQAC, etc., therefore the elements of centralised and decentralised administrative processes are visible.

Every faculty member, the administrative and supporting staff and student representatives have a role in various decisions at the departmental levels.

This practice is unique as there is a combination of centralized and decentralised planning and administration.

The faculty members are convenors and students are members of various committees and associations in the institute. Discipline, attendance, cultural activites, initiatives from the Women‘s Development Cell, etc., allowed to flourish and implementation of various activities are valued.

The administrative staff is trained to look after the office work of the institution independently.

The details of daily lectures engaged by visiting faculty members are been properly recorded on lecture record sheet duly signed by the concerned faculty member and Principal.

The departmental heads are allowed to plan the functioning of their departments.

Success of the practice:

Active Management and quick decision making at the top level has helped the institute in creating a good infrastructure and a high academic standard.

The quality of teaching-learning process has improved due to the use of ICT resources and upgradation of subject knowledge of the faculty members from time to time.

Good administrative system and procedures have resulted in optimum utilisation of human resources in the teaching-learning process.

Employees are aware of their roles, duties and responsibilities, which have facilitated the smooth and effective functioning of the institute.

Students‘ involvement in academic activities and different committees indicate the success of this practice.

Internal co-ordination and monitoring mechanism has facilitated quick decision-making and its implementation.

The outcome of the practice is that more number of students and faculty members are actively participating in extension and outreach activities every year.

Problems faced and resources required for the implementation of the said practice: When employees proceed on leave or when there is absenteeism among supporting staff, minor hurdles tend to arise. Such situations are dealt with by allotting additional work to other employees so as to maintain smooth functioning on the campus.