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BEST PRACTICES DURING 2022 – 2023

 

1. TITLE OF THE PRACTICE: INTENSIVE MENTORING OF STUDENTS

Objective

i)To provide more contact hours between teachers and students.

ii) To maintain proper academic and attendance record of students.

iii) To minimize dropout rates among students.

iv) To identify slow learners and advanced learners.

The context: The institute has effectively put the mentoring system into practice in the last few years, improving upon it every year to make it more intensive and encompassing for all students. With a wide variation in the student population with regard to educational and economic background, the system promises to provide a better understanding of individual students and bring out their highest potential. It also appears to be the most effective method/weapon for mitigating cases of dropout students.

The Practice: The IQAC had taken the initiative to implement this system. Every year the names of all students are collected and arranged according to their subject choice. They are divided into groups of 10-15 students depending on the number of students. Each group is assigned a teacher/mentor who is responsible for collecting academic performance and class attendance of individual students. The IQAC fixes dates for Mentor- mentee meet in the academic calendar. In these meetings the performance of individual students are discussed. The teacher/mentor is given necessary information regarding his/her mentees and is expected to offer guidance and counseling as and when required. In isolated cases parents are called for special meetings with the Principal at the suggestion of the mentor.

Evidence of success: Though the system has only been implemented in the last few years, significant improvement in the teacher student relationship can be seen. The system has been useful in identifying slow learners and advanced learners. Based on the requirement deduced through a careful examination of each mentor’s report, the institute organizes a remedial class on different subjects within the syllabus for poor/slow learners. The remedial classes have become systematized after the implementation of this system. NEED-BASED remedial classes have proved to be beneficial to the students in particular and the entire college in general. The system has also been used to identify students who need financial support. The faculty has been contributing towards an endowment fund for students every month. The Corpus fund raised from the collection of such fund is distributed to students who are identified through the mentoring system .There appears to be a lesser number of dropouts since mentors can intervene before a student falls short of attendance or has been regularly abstaining from classes. In the Context of the recent Pandemic due to Covid-19,the mentoring system has proved to be one of best ways to stay connected with the students. All important informationare disseminated through mentoring groups.

Problems encountered: The practice required the division of students into group which proves to be a tedious exercise with some students opting for other courses now and then. Due to time constraint the teacher /mentor is unable to have sufficient time with the mentees Most of our students are reserved and some are too complacent to come out with their problems thus limiting the mentor’s capacity to render help. The system does not incur much expenditure. It only requires utmost commitment from teacher/mentor.

Notes (optional): The IQAC continually strives towards the improvement of the system. Contact hours with the students are ensured by inclusion of Mentor’s –Meet in the academic calendar. The system helps in identifying the aims and ambitions of the students according to which career guidance classes are held. Mentoring reports are submitted to the IQAC to ensure that the program is carried out effectively. Recently the IQAC had resolved to organize mentor-parent meet to improve student’s performance but due to constraints imposed by the Pandemic this resolution could not materialize.

 

2. TITLE OF THE PRACTICE: EXTENSION AND OUTREACH PROGRAM

OBJECTIVE

i) To fulfill institutional motto

ii) To promote community service

iii) To encourage ‘learning by doing’

iv)To mold our students into responsible students

Context: The institute intends to carry out more extension programs to cater to the need of the society and mold our students into responsible citizens. With the motto of the college “Lighted to Lighten” as our mission the college endeavors to make substantial contribution towards the society through extension services. Extension and outreach programs should form an integral part of the curricular and extra-curricular component

The Practice: The Department of Computer Science has been conducting free computer clinic every year. In this program the student and teacher volunteers from the department organize computer clinics to repair computers and laptops of students, faculty members and people residing within the vicinity of the college. Students as well as faculty members of Computer science are actively involved in repairing the software and hardware of computers/laptops of their clients for free. Information for such program is given out through local newspapers.

The Home Science department has been carrying out extension programs through voluntary works at crèches, old age homes etc. They have also been organizing free cooking classes for women of the locality where jam making and pickle making have been taught.

The Institute has adopted a school and a committee has been set up for the purpose. Career awareness and skill development classes have been organized. Faculty members and students will be continually rendering their services towards this program.

During the first wave of Covid-19 Pandemic the institute had offered extension service to the community by preparing the much needed. Hand sanitizers and masks for frontline workers. During the second wave the Biochemistry department had once again responded to community needs by preparing hand sanitizers for frontline workers

Evidence of Success: Local community have expressed their gratitude towards the college for offering extension services like Free Computer Clinic, cooking class, opening of legal clinic in collaboration with Mizoram State legal Services authority which have benefitted the local community as well. The Institute was awarded certificate of appreciation from MLA, Aizawl North –II constituency andSecretary, Disaster Management and Rehabilitation department Government of Mizoram for preparing hand sanitizers and mask .

Problems Faced: With limited resources and time constraint the institute is not able reach its full potential. Many of the extension activities that were included in the action plan of the institute could not be organized due to the pandemic

Notes: With the adoption of extension and outreach program as a Best practice the institute intends to further develop the practice in keeping with the college motto. More students will be involved to teach them social responsibility.

 

2. TITLE : MONTHLY TEACHING REPORT

OBJECTIVE

Context: In any academic institution it is vital that a system is developed to ensure that prescribed courses are completed within a stipulated time under a regular framework and that academic activities are documented and maintained for further reference.

The Practice: Teachers are required to submit their monthly teaching and academic activities to the principal in a format prepared by the IQAC. The form contains lesson plan, daily teaching activities, reports on other academic activities such as conference attended, teachers as resource persons, books and research paper publications and other related information. The filled-up forms of every month is submitted before the 10th Day of the subsequent month. The principal scrutinizes the reports and gives a summative analysis of all the reports to encourage teachers in their teaching and other activities

Evidence of Success: The system ensures proper documentation and effective delivery of classes. It has ensured that courses are completed on time. All activities are documented on a monthly basis for easy reference. It has encouraged teachers to partake more research and other related academic activities

Problems faced : At the beginning some reports were not submitted on time. But with regular practice it is now ensured that all teachers write their reports regularly and submit on time.

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