Best Practice 1
Title: Access of education to the deprived sections of the society through the SJSEP Cell ( St. Joseph’s Societal Extension Program)
Objective: To provide education to the deprived sections of the society and help the weaker sections of thesociety.
Context: The mission of the college is to impart education to all especially the marginalised sections of the society. Its major focus falls on the uplifting students from poor background. In keeping with its , the college caters the needs of the students from the socially and economically backward communities.
The Practice: The college established extension service SJSEP ( St. Joseph’s Societal Extension Program) in 2015. SJSEP was formed keeping in mind the mission of rendering selfless service to the needy and weaker sections of the society. Students of the college visit to the nearby localities to aware the people about the value and importance of education. College through its extension service facilitate these children with , school bags etc. and time to time support them by visiting to the school. Girls of B.Ed. department often visit to the school to foster the young minds through education and other activities. The institution under its SJSEP program also visit Prem Nivas and Jyoti Nivas that caters the children and women and provide them with education food and shelter. The team SJSEP spends quality time with such children and people and support these homes with food clothing toiletries and other necessary requirements.
Evidence of success: most of the students of the deprived section have taken admission in HS public school and other nearby schools. The parents have understood the value of education and are now sending their children to school. Team supports the school through college students and , in terms of stationary, which has generated greater interest in the students. The help rendered is wholeheartedly appreciated by the school management. The frequent visits made by the college students has created more awareness and developed a sense of responsibility towards the society.
Problem Encountered: financial crunch is the major problem encountered in the pursuit of this activity. Finding the time for such activities in the middle of the hectic academic schedule is another constraint.
Best Practice 2
Title of the practice: All round development of girls along with academic excellence.
Objective: To empower young women to grow as valuable assets of global society by providing them quality education and opportunities for all round development and enable them to develop high intellectual level with spiritual cultural and ethical values.
Context: The best practices in the institution have been promoted in full zeal and enthusiasm. Institution has internalized the best practice in order to empower young women to grow up as valuable assets of society by providing them quality education and opportunities for all round development.
The Practice: The institution offers expert sessions, talks and guest lectures on various issues pertaining to health, social cause and personality development. Various awareness camps on issues such as women rights, women safety, awareness and protection of girls human rights, clean India initiative ,, save girl child, women empowerment, female foeticide, environment and water conservation campaigns are organised and depicted through posters ,rallies, skits etc. to a can help the girls to deal with the social threats and how to overcome them. Personal counselling sessions are organised time to time regarding wellness and life management. In order to build self , street safety awareness ,toned muscles and fighters reflexes, self defense classes are organised. To ensure feeling of oneness and cultural bonding, festivals of all the religions are celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm that help the girls to grow up as a better citizens of the society. Various debates and speech competitions are organised which develops the speaking skills of the students that helps them to use become more confident and verbose. Annual college magazine is a platform for students to express their creative writing skills on various topics in the form of articles and poems. Yoga and sports classes are organised for students for the all-round fitness ,stress relief, inner peace, improved immunity, increased energy ,better flexibility and better intuition. Workshops are organised for imparting vocational training to the students for better practical approach.
Evidence of success: The college girls got inspired by various awareness and gender sensitization programs of the institutions. Various cells and committees are working for the women students on gender issues to relieve them of their negative feelings of inequality, diffidence and shyness on varied socio cultural contexts. The modest and defendant students were reluctant to cross their academic borders affecting the successful contact of awareness programs. Active participation of girls in academic and co curricular activities enhanced their creativity and thought process of being an individual entity as the outcome of the efforts of faculty and students.
Problem Encountered:Organising various programs during working hours, sometimes lead to sacrificing the class work. Implementation of the annual plan and its monitoring has become a tough task in view of tight academic schedule.