BEST PRACTICES I
SAY NO TO PLASTIC
Objective of the practice
To create a plastic free environment by curbing the use of plastic on and off campus.
To create and spread awareness about the negative impacts of plastic on our ecosystems.
Our campus is situated amidst dense forest trees and scenic valleys. It’s located in a serene atmosphere far from the usual pollution of the city. Hence, with an eco –friendly approach and an coconscious thinking ,the college has opted to be plastic-free. The district (The Nilgiris) itself is free from plastic and so the sense of responsibility that the college has towards the environment is immense. Plastic pollution is an alarming issue as it contributes to the artificial addition of green house gases. It never breaks down and it causes considerable damage to the ecosystem.
‘Swachch Bharat’ is the motto of our country now and we as Indian citizens strive to keep our surroundings clean. We endeavor to limit pollution at all levels and reduce, reuse, and recycle are the three golden watchwords to make CLEAN INDIA a reality. However ,reducing plastic consumption is not an easy task. It requires consistent commitment and conviction. It is a promise given to oneself to protect his/her own habitat for far reaching implications. It means every individual has to consciously avoid, if not limit the usage of plastic consumption is not an easy task. It requires consistent commitment and conviction. It is a promise given to oneself to protect his/her own habitat for far reaching implications. It means every individual has to consciously avoid, if not limit the usage of plastic to the extent possible or to reuse and recycle the already available plastic. Education becomes valuable only if it enables a person to becomes valuable only if it enables a person to become a better human being, a better citizen of the world. This practice is a move towards inspiring students to adopt sustainable values empowering them to become responsible Eco conscious citizens of a plastic-free world.
Evidence of Success
In keeping with the district’s motto to stay away from plastic, the students and staff of the college also have managed to reduce the usage of plastic within and outside campus to a considerable extent. However, from time to time ,the NSS Units of the college under the aegis of IQAC ensure that the campus is free from non bio degradable plastic of any kind.
Problems encountered and resources required
Some students lack awareness and so they continue to litter the environment with plastic. They use things made of plastic because they are cheaper and more viable. It is important to spread the awareness till the message is loud and clear to everyone. For this, we need to display the ill-effects of plastic usage in notice boards and also write slogans in sign boards, so that the students and staff take practice seriously.
BEST PRACTICES II
BRIDGE COURSE FOR THE SLOW LEARNERS
Our college is situated in the rural area and some students are from village schools where medium of instruction is mainly Tamil. These students are unable to read and write in English language. Students who have not studied computer science and mathematics in their higher secondary find it difficult to accompany themselves with the advance learners, since these students tend to discontinue their course due to lack of knowledge in the subject.
Objectives of the practice
To make the course easily understandable there is a need to bridge the gap between slow learners &advance learners. To identify the problems of the students and enhance their performance.
Even before the regular classes begin, these slow learners are segregated and a bridge course is conducted in each discipline. A three weeks course and one week of practical classes for non computer science background students is organized. Visual learning aids are used to improve the articulation and language fluency. Additional presentation, quiz and mock tests are conducted to appraise the students understand ability.
Evidence of success
Drop out percentage is reduced.
Pass percentage of slow learners is improved
Students show interest in learning new concepts as the subject is explained in detail.
Students come forward to participate in activities and presentation with self confidence.
Problems encountered and resources required
Anxiety among the students to learn new subjects.
More of time is dedicated to learn basic concepts.
Completing the prescribed syllabus is challenging.
Disgust among advance learners.
Patience is required to explain basic facts.