Best Practices

 

 

BEST PRACTICES 2015-2016

I.          Seminars, Workshops and Panel Discussions were conducted.

II.       Technological Innovations were adopted in the college.

III. Objectives

1. To develop research oriented young minds.

2. To help students develop a critical mind.

3. To help students to evaluate and analyse given situation or data.

4. To sensitise them towards the need of upholding values.

5. To enlighten them of the need of women empowerment in the present scenario.

6. To open up various options of career.

7. To keep the faculty updated with changing times.

8. To help the faculty of the college to explore avenues of research in their subjects.

9. To stimulate the students to think innovatively and creatively.

10. To help parents understand the need for Autonomy.

11. To help the college, discuss the pros and cons of Autonomy with the parents.

12. To keep the college abreast with latest technological innovations.

13. To encourage the faculty to adapt to these technological changes.

 

IV The Practice

I.                                In pursuit of excellence Seminars, Workshops, Panel Discussions were conducted throughout the year at 3 different levels to cater to the parents, students and faculty.

a.       A seminar on Autonomy, followed by a panel discussion on the same topic "Is Autonomy good or bad" was organized by IQAC to help parents understand the pros and cons of Autonomy.

b.      A UGC sponsored National Seminar on "Sensitization towards Values through Literature" was organized by the Department of English to reinforce the importance of Values in our Society and to discuss how to transmit these Values through Literature.

c.       A UGC sponsored National Workshop on "Empowerment of Women in the Present Scenario" was organized by the Department of Home Science to help the students feel empowered and also inspire them for future possibilities of empowerment through real life stories of the alumni of the college.

d.      A Seminar was conducted by experts on how to safely use LPG in our kitchens.

e.       Mr. Anshuman Kelsy from the Taj Group of Hotels conducted a seminar for the students regarding career opportunities in the hospitality industry.

f.        The Collector of Ajmer conducted a Seminar to spread awareness for General Elections and to emphasize the importance and power of the vote under the campaign SWEEP.    

g.       The faculty was apprised on the opportunities of Research and Post Doctoral Research that are offered by Full Bright Scholarships.

h.       Mrs. Anahita Lee conducted a workshop on 'Group Discussion and Mind Tools' to open up our eyes to the various dynamics of group behaviour and how to use different mind tools like the Thinking Caps and Pop Beans.

i.         Dr. Sr. Melba, a well know gynaecologist of the city, conducted a Seminar on 'Family Life Education' for faculty, as well as students.

j.        Mr. Anil Kumar conducted a Seminar on 'Financial Literacy' sponsored by SEBI.

k.      Peer Training by senior students to train junior students to continue the legacy of the college continues all through the year.

II.                 The college tried to keep up with the technological innovations by introducing the following:

a.       Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) a centralized database system of the college was developed.

b.      Under the ERP, messages on the parents' mobiles were sent regarding the attendance of their ward, parent teacher meetings and reminders for the last date of submitting college fees.

c.       Admissions were conducted online through online forms.

d.      Bio-Metric system of attendance for staff and students was started.

e.       Bar coding of library books was completed.

V. Major Obstacles

 

  • The major obstacle is the Cantonment Board as the College is situated on the cantonment land and the infrastructure cannot be expanded as the permission is usually denied.
  • Anything new that is endeavoured to be done does face numerous challenges and we learn and grow through experience. The college added many feathers to its cap by organising a UGC sponsored National Seminar and Workshop.
  • The last minute refusals of the Resource Persons and Paper Presenters created a lot of last minute hassles.
  • It becomes difficult to keep the students interested for a long duration of time.
  • Due to financial constraints it becomes difficult to get good Resource Persons from outside the state.
  • It is sometimes difficult to arouse the interest of the faculty in the various Faculty Development Programmes conducted by the college.
  • Due to technical glitches, the bio metric machines did not accept the finger prints of a large number of students.
  • Swapping of classes specially when one teacher has completed the syllabi or is on leave and the other needs to take the class becomes difficult due to the pre feeding of the class time tables in the bio metric system.
  • Under the ERP, sometimes the messages failed to reach the right destination due to change of mobile number.
  • Since, admission forms were made online for the first time, parents and students who were not so technologically updated found it difficult to adapt to this change.

 

 

 

VI. Outcome

 The response of the parents in the Panel Discussion on Autonomy was overwhelming and many of them spoke openly in favour of Autonomy and even wished that the college would be a Deemed University one day. The students were apprehensive about the UGC sponsored National Seminar initially maybe due to financial constraints, but when exposed to the Seminar, they responded favourably which was reflected in their enthusiastic participation in the next UGC sponsored National Workshop. At the end of the session, the feedback that the students’ gave was encouraging for the Organising Committees of the Seminar and Workshop. The students felt that such efforts should be made more often by the college. The students were exposed to a Research oriented method of study and they too tried to present papers during the seminar and the workshop.

The ERP connected the parents directly to the college on a daily basis, where they would receive an instant message if their ward had missed a class. That made the parents as well as the students more alert about regularity in class. Resultantly, the number of defaulters went down considerably.

 

 

 


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