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BEST PRACTICE

Best Practice – I: Academic Calendar

  • A detailed academic calendar is prepared at the beginning of every academic year and adhered to it that include the academic sessions and the Mid Term Examinations and the SEE.

Best Practice – II: Orientation Programme

  • Orientation programmes for first year students are conducted for three to four weeks at the beginning of every academic year. The students are made aware of the College Vision, Mission and the value system and ethics to be followed. Special emphasis is given to enhance the communication skills to the. They are familiarized with the Laboratory and other facilities. They are introduced to the Library services including digital library. They get familiarized with the faculty member and office staff.
  • The lateral entry students who directly join the second year of the program are also given orientation for a brief period as they join after the academic session began. However, bridge courses to them are conducted after class hours without disturbing the regular course work.

Best Practice – III: Curriculum Development

  • A Comprehensive development of curriculum for all the autonomous programs is carried out based on the Program revision policy of the College. Benchmarking of the programmes with reputed international and national Universities/Institutes is carried out by a Program Benchmarking team with the approval of the Benchmarking Universities/Institutes by the HODs Committee. This report along with the feedback from stakeholders and the new developments in the field scanned by the faculty are used to revise the curriculum. The curriculum is then approved by the respective Board of study and the College Academic Council.
  • The Choice Based Credit Transfer (CBCT) is also in place for all the autonomous programmes of study. MOOC course is made compulsory.

Best Practice – IV: Preparation of Course Plan and communicating to students at the beginning of the Semester.

  • Every teacher prepares/reviews the course plan before the commencement of the semester which is mapping of week-wise topic to be taught with the intended learning outcomes, teaching methods, assessment methods and the date(s) of submission/written examination. It also includes the scheme of evaluation giving the details of assessment method, type/mode of questions, weightage of marks, and date of submission/examination. It also includes the self-evaluation questions. This is communicated to the students at the beginning of the semester.

Best Practice – V: Peer review of Course Plan

  • The course plan prepared by the concerned teacher is reviewed by another teacher who has taught the course before and prepares the Report in the Template given in T-L Policy and submits to the Head of the Department. The teacher is asked to revise the plan as per suggestions given in the Report and submit the final version to the Head of the Department. This ensures the complete preparation of the pan in all respects, the coverage of the entire syllabus, and all the ILOs. It also ensures the selection of appropriate teaching and Assessment methods, appropriateness of the teaching and assessment methods and the scheme of assessment.

Best Practice – VI: Monitoring the course delivery

  • Class coordination committees of each class meet once every month to discuss the status of syllabus coverage, continuous evaluation, discipline problems, if any, nonperforming students, students with chronic absenteeism etc. They also take up corrective actions and these are reviewed by the department committee and also by the academic monitoring team. They plan the remedial classes where necessary.

Best Practice – VII: Verification of Question papers

  • The mid-test and the SEE question papers are peer reviewed for the easy/toughness of questions, appropriate weightage of marks to the question, ILO to be tested with each question, proper wording of the questions for clarity and uniform understanding of the question, etc. The examiner must submit the scheme of valuation along with the question paper. The reviewer verifies the appropriateness of the answers or brief note of valuation. The Reviewer submits a report in the Template given in the Assessment and Evaluation Policy of the College to the Examiner who revises based on the suggestions. The SEE question paper is also subjected to the external review before the Examination along with the Scheme of valuation.
  • The reviewers, both internal and external, reviews a sample of answer scripts of the mid-term tests and the SEE for the uniform evaluation and the completion of evaluation in all respects. They also look into the bias, fairness and correctness.

Best Practice – VIII: Distribution of evaluated answer scripts to students for scrutiny

  • The evaluation schemes are placed on the website for the students to evaluate themselves. The answer scripts, after the evaluation of all the assessments are shown to the students including the semester end examination. The student can check the valuation as per the scheme. Any deviation of the actual evaluation from the scheme can be reported to the subject teacher so that the claims made by the student can be considered and the paper is reevaluated as per the claims without any fee. This is a measure taken as part of the transparency in the evaluation system.

Best Practice – IX: UG Internship and final Project

  • Provision is made for industry based projects where the students can work in the Company for four to five months for their project. Students are allowed to take MOOC courses of the equivalent subjects of the final semester with the approval of the Department. Internship is made mandatory and a credit course in the Y18 regulations and the Department make proactive special efforts to get the students internship opportunities.

Best Practice – X: Mentoring system

  • The mentoring system is designed to assist the students in academic and general issues they face during the four year period of the degree. A faculty member is assigned as a mentor for a group of 15 to 20 students in the first year itself. The same mentor may continue with the group till the final year. The mentoring is conducted in a structured way. The mentor and the students meet at least one hour in every week as per the schedule in the time table. The mentor counsels the students in not only the issues related academics but also some of their personal issues and a proper guidance and support is provided to ensure the comfort of the students in the campus. In the cases where advanced counseling is needed, the student is referred to the psychological counselor. The mentors also participate in the class review meetings and discuss about the students with the teachers of the class.

Best Practice – XI: Assistance to special category Students

  • College formed the SC/ST Committee, OBC committee, and the women welfare committee to assist the students in getting assistance through Central and State Government schemes, to provide skills training, and in any specific issues.

Best Practice – XII: Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship

  • The Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship of the College organizes training programmes, workshops and Seminars on innovation and idea generation. College has started incubation activities where the students are provided space as needed and encouraged to utilize all the facilities, equipment and software, of the College to develop the idea into a product/service.
  • The College also makes special efforts to get the students mentored for innovation and entrepreneurship. Forty students have been chosen by ten entrepreneurs to mentor the students for innovation and entrepreneurship during the current academic year.
  • Entrepreneurship is introduced as a chapter in a core subject and special lectures/workshops are arranged on entrepreneurship.

Best Practice – XIII: Green Practices

  • The College installed a 400 KV capacity solar power system in the College that caters to the half of the energy requirement. It is also replacing the conventional lights with the energy efficient LED lights. The College also makes special efforts for solid waste management and the optimal use of water resources. The College has hundreds of trees and plants maintaining a green campus.

Best Practice – XIV: Health services

  • The College has a clinic and the Doctor visits twice a month. College has an understanding with a Hospital which is ten minute away from the Campus to cater to any emergency service. The First Aid Boxes are placed in all the Departments and Hostels. The College facilitates health insurance for all the students and strictly maintains a ‘No smoking’ and ‘No Drugs/Alcohol’ Policy in the campus.

Best Practice – XV: Interaction with Industries and foreign Universities/Institutes

  • For giving an international exposure to the students, and young teachers, the College is making attempts to develop relations with reputed Universities abroad. An MOU has already been signed with the New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, USA.
  • The College has a separate Cell for Industry Interaction and has undertaken MOU with nine Industries for student projects and internship.

Best Practice – XVI: College Management Information System (ERP)

  • The College has adopted an ERP system to maintain all the systems – academic, administrative, HR, and financial systems – named “CAMU”.

Other Best Practices – XVII:

  1. Teachers use ICT system for teaching-learning. Every class room is provided with a LCD Projector and Wi-Fi to make them digital classrooms.
  2. College has installed Teacher and Student awards as recognition of merit and yeoman service to academics and the College.
  3. College has Professional society chapters where members organize Seminars/workshops /conferences.
  4. Engineering Graphics (manual) is completely replaced by Computerized Engineering Graphics Lab with AutoCAD for the First year Students of all UG Engineering programs.
  5. The students participate in the Community Engagement through NSS/NCC, and also in the awareness rallies organized by the Govt. departments or NGOs.

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