Best Practices of the Institution
While continuing the best practice, the Mentor-Mentee system, which was taken up in a unique way, duly nourishing the students’ studious aspects and their co-curricular and extra-curricular aspects, the mentors are deeply involved in shaping the students in a right way from their entry point to the stage they go out with good placement in the corporate world, the following are two best practices of the institution that are worth mention-able:
Best Practice No:1
Title of the Practice: Developing Research Temper among students through Knowledge Sharing by experienced student presenters.
Objectives of the practice:
To bring forth the team spirit and to develop the presentation skills among the students
To provide equal and sufficient opportunities to students and the same will be encouraged among the students to come forward to take part in the presentation activities from time to time.
To totally involve the students through proper practical motivation, wherein the non-performers will also get interested to take part in the said presentation activities.
To attempt more emphatically on the shy-feeling students, the students who don’t evince interest in taking part in these activities are nurtured specially and mentored with great care and concern to take part in the events.
The contextual situation is that there should be proper presentation skills being imbibed among the learners to withstand the global competition once they complete their studies in the college. The practice of improving the presentation skills through a model presenter, their senior, who will be efficiently presenting the topic/concept to the best of his/her abilities, it gives a great impression and inspiration to the students among the audience to gear up their skills, update their skills and live up to the standards of gaining knowledge and delivering the same to the best possible way by way of improving their presentation skills.
The senior students will handle the presentation session and the junior students will have an interactive session to clear their doubts at the end of the presentation. The very method of involving the senior students for presentation is contextually apt and the real challenging issues are that the presenter will gain the utmost confidence to present and the listener will get the inspiration to become as another good presenter.
The date and the venue will be scheduled with the prior notice of the Heads of the Departments concerned and the Principal for presenting paper by the students, pursuing higher class-courses for the students, pursuing the lower-course. For Example: A student of M.Com III semester, handles the classes to the II Sem/IV sem classes of B.Com and BBA courses.
The main presenters are the students who have already experienced the paper presentation in various seminars and conferences and the same will be exhibited before the audience.
The Event about presentation activity shall be circulated to all the classes, intimating the students about the event.
The Paper Presentation activity will be held in the scheduled venue with all the infrastructural arrangements, such as facilitating with a projector, a mike and the speakers etc. During the presentation activity, the audience will raise some questions and there will be Q & A session at the end to clarify the doubts on the presented topic
Evidence of Success
In all occasions, the presenters will motivate the audience to get their attention towards the presentation duly introducing the topic and asking a few questions related to the topic to know and ascertain the basic knowledge of the audience on the topic. In that way the presentation activity starts. During the presentation the presenter will also elucidate the answering patterns from the audience in between the presentation process. When the presentation comes to a close, the presenter will get preliminary assessment about the intensity of understanding of the presentation/ topic presented among the audience. At the end, during the interactive session, where the audience will initiate for clarifying their doubts, then the presenter will definitely find the evidence about the success of presentation. Then the presenter can assess if the very presentation has achieved it purpose or not. Then the presenter can review the outcome of the presentation. This will truly indicate the right method of honing one’s one skills. The senior students who have come forward to initiate the presentation sessions will know the intensity of the success in the presentation. The junior students will know about the success of the presentation and how that presentation has benefited them.
Problems Encountered and Resources Required
The problems encountered during the process of introducing the very system of senior students engaging themselves in the presentation activity are giving many challenges and problems at the beginning to the presenters. The important point in the process is the audience and the intensity of knowledge base, with which they audience will be ready to receive the presentation activity. There is also another factor that hampers the process of presentation, wherein, the intensity of knowledge that the presenters bear in mind while getting ready for the presentation and also the success rate in presentation process. The important reason for not acquiring proper knowledge among the presenters is that the presenters may not have proper resources to acquire required material/ knowledge base etc. The presenter may not have planned to allocate time for procuring additional resources for effective presentation. This is one of the problems and then comes the delivery process.
Initiating the process of handling presentation sessions on the topics, which are relevant to the junior class students, by the senior students is the best practice initiated by the institution to achieve a double-edged win-win situation to presenters on one side and the audience on the other side. In a way, the practice has resulted in the best practice, taking into the facts that the new presenters are getting motivated by the ones who have already presented. Then in case of the audience, they have ample choice to prioritize the best presenters and the good topics presented to them by various presenters. Gradually, the presenters will go on an increasing pace whereas, the audience also become the presenters when they reach to the next class in the next academic year. This is the best practice adopted in the college to provide ample opportunities to students to become effective presenters.
Best Practice - 2
Title of the Practice: Regular Visit to Orphanage by the students
Objectives of the practice:
To bring forth the spirit of responsibility and respect towards the elders of the society among the students
To provide equal and sufficient opportunities to students to interact with the inmates of the orphanages to know the status in which they are spending their time at orphanages.
To totally involve the students to know the value of the charity with which the orphanage inmates are being benefited by.
The contextual relevance of the activity is that the students’ young minds should be filled with empathy and the idea of respecting the elders of the family. The Institution is very much concerned about involving the students to ensure charity activities and thus, involves the students to many outreach activities. This initiative will be of great importance as it is for the noble cause of helping the needy. This will enable the students to care for the elders of the society in general and the elders of their respective family in particular. The regular visit to the orphanages will enable the students to know the value of the elders and the sense of responsibility is made known to them at all times. The happiness in giving and sharing with others is being enjoyed by the students through their active participation in the outreach activities in the society.
The practice of regularly visiting the orphanage will bring forth a great change in the students individually. The students will nurture the habit of sharing and giving the help to others and ensuring care towards the elders of the family and elders of the society alike. This initiative is to imbibe the culture in the minds of youth and make them good citizens of tomorrow, college takes them to orphanages namely Hoysala and Sai Krupa and gift them Books, Bags, Stationary and any other needy items to the children and the students also share the knowledge with children and make them happy, feel at home. A sense of respect and responsibility is imbibed and infused among the students for changing their character as a whole. Regular visit to orphanages along with the students will enhance the thinking about the elders and the destitute people.
Evidence of Success
The success of the initiative is that a sense of concern and duty is formed in the minds of students and it will make them realise that never their family members should get such a situation. The true sense of responsibility will be blended with the respect and moral obligation falling upon the young minds as to how they should take care of the elder persons of their family in future. The continuous interaction with the inmates of the orphanages, will build the strong mindset among the young minds not to deviate their focus in ensuring respect, responsibility towards the elders of their families. It is, hence, categorized as one of the best practices with a view to poise the best spirits in the young minds with empathy and responsibility with due respect towards the elder citizens not to lend them to orphanages.
Problems Encountered and Resources Required
The problems encountered during the process of initiating the students for visiting the orphanages were many. The students being drawn from heterogeneous groups with various social, economic and cultural backgrounds. The process of synchronizing with the true spirit of the initiative shall not enter into the young minds instantaneously. To overcome this problem, continuous nurturing the idea in their mindsets is imminent. In this way the students’ involvement is made a compulsion, to provide a systematic and regular approach to orphanages made possible by the institution. The resources generated for donating the items, needed for the orphanage inmates, are being mobilized from the students and the institution. The idea behind the initiation is to enable the students to know about how should they contribute to a social cause, a great cause of respecting the elders of the society. Gradually, the scenario has changed and the paradigmatic shift took place, wherein, the students have become more active to fix a date to visit the orphanages regularly.
Visiting the orphanages is a great activity as it is initiated to enable the students to come forward to contribute their efforts, concentration and focus for the societal cause. The visit to orphanage is meant for infusing the sense of responsibility among the students as a whole, so it has yielded great results. The visit enables the students to understand the conditions, in which the inmates of the orphanage are living with. Thereby, the very conditions will move a thought process as to how they should care for the elders of their home or their family. This very thought make them and moulds them into a good citizen of the society. Though the means of regular visits to orphanage are thought as an indirect way of their approach to the societal issue, gradually that turned to be giving a direct impact on the minds and lives of the students to turn as responsible citizens. Hence, it is considered as the best practice of the institution.