Goal of the practice: To ensure that no student gets compelled to drop out of study midway.
The context: Due to pandemic, large number of students faced financial crisis. To give them a bit of relief, college announced full Admission-Fee-waiver to 250 students of even semester.
The practice: Students who do not get help of any kind of Govt Scholarship and whose parents got jobless during pandemic are given total fee waiver.
Evidence of success: Almost 250 students applied and granted to get their fee waived. No significant percentage of drop-out was noticed as had been feared at the beginning of pandemic.
Problems encountered and resource required: College had to bear extra financial burden but managed to do so for sake of students’ welfare.
2. Title: JDC-SPRINGBOARD-2021-A women’s empowerment programme meant for girls of local Bengali-medium schools.
Goal of the practice: To empower girl children at school level through life skill training.
The context: College teachers normally notice lack of certain life skills among students when they first join college. This experience pioneers the idea of training girls of local schools.
The practice: Local schools are offered the proposal of online training their students regarding different life skills like leadership and decision making, basic conversational English skill, basic yoga, career counselling etc. Schedule of 30 hours training has been sent to willing institutions. The training was accomplished through online live sessions.
Evidence of success: Almost 80 students of class 9 to 12 enrolled. Since, the programme was interactive, only senior students of class 12 were accommodated. 34 students participated and certified by college.
Problems encountered and resource required: College teachers took the initiative and the practice is welcomed by all stakeholders.
Goal of the practice: To ensure that large number of girl students get themselves enrolled for NCC through College NCC Unit.
The context: The college has one of the largest Girls’ NCC Unit in Bengal which remains engaged in various co-curricular activities throughout the year.
The practice: Students are encouraged to join NCC at the time of admission and are given concession in terms of class attendance during their attendance at various national and state level camps.
Evidence of success: Every year students achieve various awards given by NCC. In 2019-20, two students were selected for and awarded GOVERNOR’S MEDAL among thousands cadets for their overall performance among
Problems encountered and resource required: Designated teacher and students enjoy their role.
Goal of the practice: To inculcate moral values in students
The context: College has long relationship with Vivekananda Nidhi, A Charitable Trust in collaboration with which moral education is taught to students.
Evidence of success: Every year large number of students join the camp on their own.
Problems encountered and resource required: The practice is welcomed by all stakeholders.
Goal of the practice: To ensure that maximum number of students get the scholarship given by West Bengal State Government to girl student through institution.
The context: Every Girl enrolled in higher education is eligible to get one-time scholarship of Rs. 25000/- given by state government through institution only.
The practice: The whole process is portal based and needs be done through college in time and college remains responsible for downloading, uploading and coordinating of the whole system.
Evidence of success: It was so successfully done that college has been awarded 2nd Best Prize in Kolkata district in 2018-19 by Govt. of West Bengal.
Problems encountered and resource required: Designated teacher, staff enjoys the work despite much hardship.
Goal of the practice: To enhance internal bond among all stakeholders through decentralization of work and participation of all.
The context: Administrational organogram encourages participation of all stakeholders in college management.
The practice: College Governing Body (GB) consisting of representatives of different stakeholders takes major decisions…Principal as Secretary of GB executes those in practice with the help of Teaching, Non-teaching staff and students thus ensuring decentralization and participative Management.
Evidence of success: College is free from big problem and unrest.
Problems encountered and resource required: The practice is welcomed by all stakeholders.
Goal of the practice: An effort to give Retirement Benefit to college appointed non-teaching staff.
The context: Measure are to take so that College appointed non-teaching staff do not feel alienated from Government appointed full time staff who enjoy different kinds of retirement benefit.
The practice: College deposits certain amount of money to the PPF account of staff every year. The amount is decided by GB from time to time. The scheme is optional.
Evidence of success: Almost all college appointed non-teaching staff avail the benefit.
Problems encountered and resource required: Not much to mention.
Goal of the practice: To make students aware about environment, to realize its importance, its effect on human civilization.
The context: Study of the subject is included in the under graduate syllabus. The college utilizes this opportunity in imbibing love for mother-nature in its students.
The practice: All final year students are taken to East Kolkata Wetland for a day trip where they learn about flora and fauna, take measurement of water pollution with the help of various instruments. They do household survey too. Later, they submit their report which are evaluated by concerned teachers and marks are given which is added to their final score sheet. The trip continues for 6 to 7 days and all the teaching and nonteaching staff extends full cooperation in completing the program.
Evidence of success: 100 per cent students join the program without fail.
Problems encountered and resource required: So far no mention worthy problem has been faced by college in practising the practice.
Goal of the practice: To enhance inclination towards research among college teachers and outside researchers
The context: College Research Committee took initiative towards publishing E-Book every year to create research orientation not only in teachers but also in students.
The practice: Every year at the beginning of the Academic Session, College Research Committee decides the topic of the E-Book in its meeting and invites research oriented original papers on the topic from college teachers and outside researchers. Submitted papers are peer reviewed by outside reviewers. Selected papers are edited by language editor and technical editor before submitting to the Chief Editor. The paper is finally selected upon having approval from the Chief Editor.
Evidence of success: The first edition of the E-Book has been published with 11 papers and has got ISBN number too.
Problems encountered and resource required: Nothing to mention
Goal: To provide holistic education that goes beyond the mere acquisition of knowledge.
The Context: These camps help to develop the student’s personality and lead them to the highest self-fulfilment of which she is capable.
The Practice: The 3-day value orientation camps are held each year in Vivekananda Nidhi, Srirampur. This is an institution of value orientation and environmental education recognised by DSIR, Govt. of India. The camps aim at inculcating eternal values that are deeply rooted in Indian tradition that enable students to adopt a stress-free and focussed approach to the pursuit of their education and subsequent careers. Lectures are held on the social responsibilities, environmental consciousness, respect of national symbols and basic yoga techniques.
Evidence of success: The students attending these camps have expressed their deep satisfaction with the training received and have tried to apply these concepts in their daily lives. This is also reflected in their performance in examinations and general conduct.
Problems encountered & resource required: No significant problem encountered. As the camps are held at Vivekananda Nidhi, Srirampur. The college does not have to deploy any additional resources for this.
Practice : II
Goal: The course was initiated primarily to equip the students with additional skills for greater employment opportunities. The objective of the course is to make the students job ready after graduation, making them aware of the requirements of desk jobs and Human Resource Management.
The Context: In recent times, HR Management has been chosen as one of the best career options for girls. Through this course, our college has endeavored to provide its students with an opportunity to learn basic and advanced levels of HR management.
The Practice: Human Resource Skill Development Program makes the students industry ready so that they can be easily absorbed in the corporate world. It boosts the confidence of every student as confidence gives them the power to carve a niche in the employment sector. It gives students the opportunity to develop skills and adequate knowledge required in the corporate sector. It makes the students acquainted with the office administration. It increases the efficiency of the students. It enhances the proficiency in English language as it is an interactive session. Faculties from reputed institutes and professionals deliver lectures and share their experiences within the classroom. The knowledge imparted to the students is beneficial in every sphere of life because management is an integral part of life.
Resources Required: Faculty from the industry and a smart classroom.
Evidence of success: Students establish valuable contacts in the industry which has helped them to secure jobs as HR managers in companies like IBM, TCS, Tata AIG, Great Eastern Electronics and Wipro. The student strength is 35 in basic level and 20 in advanced level.
Problems encountered: The courses have been functioning smoothly. No significant problem has been encountered so far.