Best Practice I:
|Title||Holistic Development: Mental Health|
|Goal||Mental health refers to our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps to determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood & adolescence through adulthood.
The college thrives to enhance mental health among its students so that they can:
|Context||Mental health problems can affect a student's energy level, concentration, dependability, analytical & reasoning abilities, optimism and performance. Research suggests that depression is associated with lower level of performance in every sphere of life and the continued depression & anxiety can further deteriorate the performance levels.
College students are one of the most vulnerable groups of people who could be prone to mental health issues. The pressure to get into a good university, coupled with stress to score good grades, parental expectations, immense competition, all result in stress among students. Other issues facing students include relationship problems, family and economic issues, bullying and discrimination which in turn affect their performance negatively and results into poor mental health.According to a study, around 37% college students in India are suffering from depression or some form of mental illness. India also has one of the highest student suicide rates in the world, and on an average, one student commits suicide every hour, according to the data presented by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).The college very well understands the gravity of this problem and hence is taking requisite significant steps in this regard.
|Practice||The college in its target of enhancing the overall development of the students with specific emphasis on their mental health actively organises activities in this regard. During the year 2018-19, following events were organised:
|Evidence of Success||The college has been successful in conducting wide array of activities throughout the year with adequate involvement of the students. Moreover it has resulted in increased keenness from both institution and students side. The institute further aims to extend its practice for enhancing mental health among its students by conducting numerous activities that too on a wider scale involving maximum number of students.|
|Problems encountered and resources required||Lack of awareness among students regarding mental health issues results in less involvement & participation in various events/activities/endeavours undertaken by the college. Additionally as the students do not understand the importance of this aspect so there is no whole hearted participation in online exam. Moreover the high fees of courses/exams/sessions relating to mental health further add to the problems encountered.
In order to conduct more programmes to enhance mental health of the students, more events involving diverse resource persons / experts from the concerned field needs to invited and this involves both infrastructural and financial resources.
Best Practice II:
|Title||Interactive Teacher Learning Process|
|Goal||The education today seeks 360◦ development of the student and this can only be achieved through two way teaching process. Through interactive teacher learning, the college aims at developing overall personality of the student in terms of excellence in academics, sports and other curricular activities. Additionally through this practice the institution aims to inculcate the habit of self-development among the students so that they can have an analytical outlook towards different situations they face both personally and professionally.|
|Context||An institution can be best defined in terms of its teacher learning process. The teacher learning process refers to the combined processes where an educator assesses learning needs, establishes specific learning objectives, develops teaching and learning strategies, implements plan of work and evaluates the outcomes of the instruction. However the current education scenario demands paradigm shift in this process in the view of making it more effective having long lasting impact that too holistically. All this can be achieved by making this process interactive. Interactive teaching is a means of instructing whereby the teachers actively involve the students in their learning process by way of regular teacher-student interaction, student-student interaction, use of audio-visuals, and hands-on demonstrations. The students are constantly encouraged to be active participants
The college acknowledges this necessity fully and hence has started adapting to this new process.
|Practice||Great teachers are nimble, observant, and responsive, always keeping an open mind about how to best engage their students and get them excited about learning—and that means considering trying out different interactive teaching styles in the classroom.
The college has always been upfront in assimilating the changes in education system actively. In its pursuit of making the teacher learning process more effective , the college faculty has adopted the interactive teacher learning process through following steps:
|Evidence of Success||The result of this practice has prodigiously reflected in the achievements of its students in every field be academic, sports and curricular.
In the year 2018-19 the students achieved following :
The students of the college have been constantly excelling in every field due to their sheer dedication and diligent efforts of the faculty that focuses on all round student development.
|Problems encountered and resources required||In order to enhance the interactive teacher learning process, more courses, smart classrooms and other labs are required, ensuring that maximum numbers of students are benefited but college being a government institute, financial resources is always a cause of concern.|