BEST PRACTICES 2019-20

BEST PRACTICE-I:

Title of the Practice: Help Desk for Scholarship Assistance.

Objectives:

• To provide assistance to students in getting scholarships.
• To make sure that all the eligible students shall get
scholarship benefits To provide help in filling up
scholarship forms correctly.
• To monitor the process of scholarship to avoid future
problems.

Context:

 Most of the students in the institution are from educationally, socially and
economically backward classes. Some of them are also not aware of the
scholarship benefits available at the higher education level. They have not even
prepared with the essential documents needed for feeling up the scholarship
form. Many of them commits mistakes while filling up the forms or uploading
it online during the process. To avoid these problems and to ensure that no
eligible student shall be deprived from getting the benefits of scholarships a
Help Desk for scholarship assistance is constituted in the institution.

Practice:

The Help Desk informs regarding different scholarships students can avail while
studying in the institution. The names of the Help Desk members and
information regarding the scholarship is also uploaded in the institutional
website, printed in the prospectus of the institution and displayed on the notice
board. Help Desk provides every kind of assistance to students such as: 1
submitting the online scholarship forms in Maha-DBT portal of Govt. of
Maharashtra 2 verification of the hard copies of the forms 3 verification of all
relevant documents before the final submission etc. The Help Desk ensures that
the scholarship forms should be error free. The Help Desk also remains in
constant touch with the students and inspire them to go for the benefits of
scholarship so that no eligible students shall be deprived from getting the
benefits of the scholarship.

Evidence of Success:

Practice of Help Desk for Scholarship assistance has proved beneficial to the
students eligible for getting scholarships. The students are able to fill and submit
their scholarship forms in correct way with the proper assistance and guidance
from the Help Desk. Students are approaching to the Help Desk to seek help
regarding their scholarship related problems. All the eligible students are getting benefits of scholarships in the institution.

Problems Encountered and Resources Required:

The institution has also encountered few problems while implementing this
practice. Because of the irregularity of the students many of the eligible students
were not able to fill scholarship forms within due date. The Help Desk has to
do some extra efforts to contact these students and make them fill the forms
within stipulated time. Another problem encountered was of getting the required
documents needed for scholarship within time from the Tahasil and other govt.
offices. There should be a separate window or Help Desk for students in Govt.
offices so that they can get desirable documents within time.

 

BEST PRACTICE-II:

 

Title of the Practice: Improving Teaching Learning Process.

Objectives of the Practice:

• One of main aims of ICT is to help students to become competent and confident
users who can use the basic knowledge and skills acquired to assist them in their
daily lives.
• It is also supported to prepare the students for the world of tomorrow.
• It aims to help learners to have an open and flexible mind.
• To ensure the completion of syllabus according to the academic planner of each
department.
• To achieve the maximum results in accordance with the vision and mission of
the institution.
• To encourage and promote the advance as well as slow learners with innovative
techniques.
• To improve the pass percentage and enhance the number of ranks based by
college at the university level examinations.
• To support the students in using advance technology and lead them towards
progress an academic activities.

 

Context:

Teachers and the institution are the forefronts of student educational life. The success
of the students depend upon the teachers and the institution. As teaching and learning
is an integral process, good teaching methods and techniques will help the students to
learn faster.
Admission in the plain stream Arts and Commerce is now a days declining due to the
proliferation of professional colleges and courses. There is a need to attract the
students of Arts and Commerce. The faculties face many problems to be at par with
the technologically well aware students.
Now it has become utmost important for the teachers to acquire the latest pedagogy
styles and include ICT classroom teaching. The gap between student learner and the
teacher in the use of modern technology tools available for teaching learning needs to
be bridged.

 

Practice:

Computer staff and programmers train the teachers in the use of Power Point
Presentation creating Google Classroom. Uploading videos sharing links, editing the
created videos. The teachers create the What’s App group of the students and circulate
Question Papers and Study material to them.
Two classroom is made ICT ready and some departments have the necessary tools for
handling the classroom teaching with the help of ICT. Frequent assignment, tests and
evaluation are conducted to improve performance in the semester examination,
Internal feedback is obtained from the students regarding the content delivery by
different teachers. The teaching staff hold frequent informal meeting and preserve the
information needed.

 

Evidence of Success:

• Some of the teachers have adopted modern pedagogic styles and ICT in their
classes. Some of the notes are shared through PDF on What Sapp group.
• Appropriately paced and timely completion of syllabus.
• Increased attendance in the classes.
• Improvement in results. Some of the notes are uploaded on the college website.

 

Problems Encountered:

• Development of documentary based PowerPoint presentation in teaching
particularly in Arts and Commerce has been hindered due to the want of in-
house technical expertise.
• The demand of ICT resources is increasing and the shortage of the fund is the
biggest problem which may discourage the spirit of the technology and adoption
by the teachers.
• Non – seriousness of students and unavailability of any gadgets.
• Most of the students are poor. They can’t afford smart phones and lap tops or
tablets.
• Due to the parent’s low educational background the parent are unable to
understand the importance of E learning.
• The students are not mature enough to use the gadgets constructively.
• The major barriers were lack of genuine software, inadequate computers in the
classroom, low speed internet, lack of motivation from both teacher and student,
lack of proper training skill, unavailability of latest ICT equipment lack of
expert technical staff, poor administrative support
• Resources required are Computer Software, Cameras, a range of ICT devises,
internet connection and interactive white boards.

BEST PRACTICES 2018-19

BEST PRACTICE-I:

Title of the Practice: Charitable support to the poor students for education.

Objectives:

• To encourage the students from underprivileged classes and economically
backward class students to pursue higher education.
• To create sympathy among students for the less privileged students.
• The chief objective of the practice is to bring awareness among the students and
the society about the importance of charity.
• To inculcate nobler human values among the students.
• To bridge the gap between Haves & Haves Not.
• To promote generosity and spending money on the deserving poor students who
can’t afford the higher education.
• To promote social responsibility in making students responsible citizens.
• To respect their self – esteem while doing the charity for the poor and the needy
students.
• To create the atmosphere of the brotherhood and harmony among them.
• To promote institutional involvement in social responsibility.

Context:

 Attendance to classes by certain section was less and these students would
underperform and would drop out from second year onwards. During the counselling
process the cause was identified economic constraints of the family, these students
would take up jobs in supermarkets and such other retail shops to earn livelihood and
were distracted from the studies.To plug this problem, the teachers of the college
initiated the student’s welfare scheme for the benefit of such students.
The new Nandanwan area in which our college is situated and surrounded by
the lower middle class habitats and slums. Most of the stakeholders who seek
admission in our college are from lower middle class, poor and B P L Cardholders.
Their parents are either hawkers, carpenters, masons, laborers or salesmen. There are
some students who are bright but they can’t pursue their education due to financial
problems. It is the primary responsibility of the institution to inculcate the good values
among them and shape them into better citizens of India as per the mission of the
institution.

Practice:

Students from families belonging to below poverty lines were identified either
by the class teachers or the heads of departments. Some of them were identified by the attendant staff of the college. Such of those students identified as having economic
problems to pursue higher education were counselled by the honorable Principal, Vice
Principal, the head of the departments and Librarian Dr. RanjanaVyawahare. In initial
years only certain teachers were involved in managing the financial burden of these
students including their fee component. Later on having threadbare discussion on the
issue, it was decided to name Librarian as a coordinator for charitable support and
every staff member agreed to contribute. (A separate account has been created)
Having learnt the initiative taken by Women’s College of Arts and Commerce, an
NGO’ Healing Touch’ which belongs to the city to provide financial support referred
by the college during the term days.
This practice of charity started when the small group socially motivated students
and teachers voluntarily proposed the idea and visited the homes of the poor students
who stay in slum. The students also contributed to the administration as per their
capacity. Gradually more teachers and students voluntarily involved in this mission.
The mission started as a humble initiative now growing steadfastly. Many teachers and
students are participating in it under the supervision of the institution. Our staff
members visit the homes of the poor and needy students who stay in slum, identify
their problems then they are convinced and we adopt them for the academic purpose.
Their expenses of Education are borne by the institution.Teachers spend some free
time with the poor and needy students, interact with them, listen to their problems and
counsel them.

Evidence of Success:

• An Attendance in the classes of the students has improved.
• Drop out rate of such students has become minimum.
• Some of them have completed their degrees.
The students who are continuing their education smoothly, their names are as the
following :
1 Chetna M. Bhagat
2 Anita Meshram
3 PritiRamteke
In the make of this noble practice some of the generous teachers from our college
come forward for financial assistance for their further education.

Problems Encountered and Resources Required:

The biggest challenge of the scheme is the identification of the deserving
candidates. We come to know that a small cross section of the society had misused
the scheme. Having learnt about the some of the staff members have developed a
negative attitude on the utility of the scheme. Sustainability is an issue in the light
of this development. Initially the parents were reluctant to get the financial support from the teachers because of their self respect. When they realized that the financial aid to their
wards will be kept secret anyhow they acceded to the idea. The institution is
willing to increase the number of beneficiaries but due to the financial limitations it
becomes difficult to increase the number.

Resources Required:
• The institution requires more financial support from outside to sustain this
practice and widen its context.
• It requires Special Scholarship for Girl’s Education.

 

BEST PRACTICE-II:

 

Title of the Practice: Improving Teaching Learning Process.

Objectives of the Practice:

• One of main aims of ICT is to help students to become competent and confident
users who can use the basic knowledge and skills acquired to assist them in their
daily lives.
• It is also supported to prepare the students for the world of tomorrow.
• It aims to help learners to have an open and flexible mind.
• To ensure the completion of syllabus according to the academic planner of each
department.
• To achieve the maximum results in accordance with the vision and mission of
the institution.
• To encourage and promote the advance as well as slow learners with innovative
techniques.
• To improve the pass percentage and enhance the number of ranks based by
college at the university level examinations.
• To support the students in using advance technology and lead them towards
progress an academic activities.

 

Context:

Teachers and the institution are the forefronts of student educational life. The success
of the students depend upon the teachers and the institution. As teaching and learning
is an integral process, good teaching methods and techniques will help the students to
learn faster.
Admission in the plain stream Arts and Commerce is now a days declining due to the
proliferation of professional colleges and courses. There is a need to attract the students of Arts and Commerce. The faculties face many problems to be at par with
the technologically well aware students.
Now it has become utmost important for the teachers to acquire the latest pedagogy
styles and include ICT classroom teaching. The gap between student learner and the
teacher in the use of modern technology tools available for teaching learning needs to
be bridged.

 

Practice:

Computer staff and programmers train the teachers in the use of Power Point
Presentation creating Google Classroom. Uploading videos sharing links, editing the
created videos. The teachers create the What’s App group of the students and circulate
Question Papers and Study material to them.
Two classroom is made ICT ready and some departments have the necessary tools for
handling the classroom teaching with the help of ICT. Frequent assignment, tests and
evaluation are conducted to improve performance in the semester examination,
Internal feedback is obtained from the students regarding the content delivery by
different teachers. The teaching staff hold frequent informal meeting and preserve the
information needed.

 

Evidence of Success:

• Some of the teachers have adopted modern pedagogic styles and ICT in their
classes. Some of the notes are shared through PDF on What Sapp group.
• Appropriately paced and timely completion of syllabus.
• Increased attendance in the classes.
• Improvement in results. Some of the notes are uploaded on the college website.

 

Problems Encountered:

• Development of documentary based PowerPoint presentation in teaching
particularly in Arts and Commerce has been hindered due to the want of in-
house technical expertise.
• The demand of ICT resources is increasing and the shortage of the fund is the
biggest problem which may discourage the spirit of the technology and adoption
by the teachers.
• Non – seriousness of students and unavailability of any gadgets.
• Most of the students are poor. They can’t afford smart phones and lap tops or
tablets.
• Due to the parent’s low educational background the parent are unable to
understand the importance of E learning.
• The students are not mature enough to use the gadgets constructively.
• The major barriers were lack of genuine software, inadequate computers in the
classroom, low speed internet, lack of motivation from both teacher and student, lack of proper training skill, unavailability of latest ICT equipment lack of
expert technical staff, poor administrative support
Resources required are Computer Software, Cameras, a range of ICT devises, internet
connection and interactive white boards.

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