CATERING TO THE STUDENTS
Special programs for advanced learners and slow learners:
The institution adopts different means like periodic and continuous assessment, classroom observation and interaction with students as yardsticks to determine the learning levels of students. According to the students’ level and pace of comprehension, the Departments take up different programmes for advanced learners and slow learners.
Advanced learners are encouraged to read the Recommended Readings of each syllabus. The meritorious students are included as members of different committees of the college. They are encouraged to participate in seminars, symposia, conferences, workshops and inter-college, inter-university and state-level competitions. The university rank holders from the college are specially awarded by the college authority. Coaching is provided for Civil Services Examination and other competitive examinations. Students are given Spoken English Training and Personality Development Training to improve their employability.
The Departments organize remedial classes, revision classes and counseling sessions for slow learners. The scores of continuous evaluation of assignments and test answer scripts are regularly shared with the students so that they can identify the areas that need improvement. Special focus is given in identifying their individual learning problems and solving them effectively. Peer teaching method is also adopted where the advanced learners help the slow learners with explanation and notes.
Keen interest is taken by all the Departments in ordering books for the library so that the collection of books caters to the needs of both advanced learners and slow learners. The teachers are accessible to students personally or over phone and are always eager to help the students.
Student centric methods:
The college adopts a wide variety of student centric instructional approaches and strategies that address the students’ individual needs and interests. The teachers make classes as interactive as possible and encourage student involvement in participative learning and problem solving methodologies. As a part of experiential learning, the college organizes regular hands-on training programmes on cane and bamboo craft and make-up artistry. The students are assigned field visits and surveys which are identified as academically significant by the teachers. The students are also encouraged to participate in various regional, state-level and national competitions, seminars and workshops. Many students of the college have brought laurels in competitions of various levels. During the lockdown period, online classes were conducted regularly via diverse platform like Google Classroom, Google Meet, Zoom, WhatsApp, etc. Moreover, webinars were conducted that addressed the issues of mental health and career prospects during and after the pandemic. A number of literary lectures and cultural competitions were also held online during the lockdown period. As a part of participative learning, the students are encouraged to participate in activities that promote the spirit of team work. Students are actively involved in the publication of the college magazine, departmental journals and wall-magazines. The group activities and camps of NSS, Swaccha Bharat Abhiyan and Health and Sanitation Club also help the students to learn their responsibility for social and community welfare. Peer-teaching method is also adopted by the departments where the advanced learners help the slow learners with explanation and discussion of the course. Besides their academic development, the physical fitness of the students is also given great importance. Students are encouraged to participate in activities of the Yoga Club and various sports training camps held regularly in the college. These inculcate the spirit of sportsmanship and universal brotherhood in the students. The academic progress of the students is regularly evaluated through periodic assessments and home-assignments which demand the application of analytical and problem solving methodologies. The students also take initiative to help the people of the vicinity at critical times. They provide relief to the people of the flood affected areas nearby. Awareness programmes are also held by the students in the nearby villages to inform the people about the precautions to be taken against the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides the Students’ Union Body, students are also members of different cells like the Governing Body of the college, Students’ Grievance Cell, Sexual Harassment Cell, Transport Management Cell, etc. The class representatives of each class take care of the minor issues of the class and inform the authority of the major issues. Seminars, Group Discussions, Debates and symposia, Quizzes, etc. are regularly conducted in the college where students actively participate on discussions on pertinent issues.