Best Practices

Swayamsiddha, (Earn while you Learn)

Objectives of the Practice

  • To encourage for self-employment
  • To development of entrepreneur skills
  • To provide financial support to the students
  • To generate inclination towards traditional Indian Culture and Arts
  • To facilitate eco-friendly project
  • To encourage aesthetic sense of the students

 

The Context

At the entry level of graduation, the students are not equipped with entrepreneur skills. It is seen that some of the students are culturally vibrant but with weak economic base. Through the practice of Swayamsiddha (Earn while Learn scheme), the institution aims to train the skilled students and groom them as entrepreneur at small scale at the initial stage. Since 2009, the institution is grooming the particular batch of the students to adopt entrepreneur skills and providing opportunities to earn with their skills. In the academic session 2018-19 batch of 10 students was trained through various activities.

The Practice

In 2018-10 a batch of 10 students was trained for ‘Diamond Faceting Training Programme’ in collaboration with Gems and Jewelry from July 18 to August 18, 2018. It was conducted at the North Nagpur, Industrial Zone.

One Day Workshop on Preparation of Spice Bouquet was organized on January 17, 2019. It was conducted by Dr. Vanita Agrawal. During the NAAC Peer Team Visit those bucket was presented to the Peer Team Member as a token of warm welcome. It was eco-friendly innovative activity run for the Swayamsiddha volunteers.
One Day Workshop on Preparation of Table Mats from Old Sarees was organized on December 19, 2018. It was conducted by Mrs. Chetna Bhatt. During the NAAC Peer Team Visit the mats were showcased in the Department of Fashion Designing and was highly appreciated by the team.

Evidence of Success

The participants were awarded certificates for the successful completion of the ‘Diamond Faceting Training Programme’. Spice Bouquet were presented to the guests invited to conduct Workshops and deliver guest lectures by various departments. Cloth Table Mats prepared by the students were showcased in the Department of Fashion Designing. These workshops were helpful to the volunteers to begin with their skills and to find out their ways for earnings to live with financial independence.

Problems encountered and Resources Required

The problem of suitable timings and transport to reach to the training place during the ‘Diamond Faceting Training Programme’ was faced by the students. Due to rigorous training schedule it was difficult for the students to attend the college and the course simultaneously. The head of the institution provided special permission to the students in terms of college timings.


Matrusadan (Inculcation of Values)

 

Objectives

  • To provide emotional support to the children of 3rd standard.
  • To inculcate cultural values among the children.
  • To promote value education.
  • To develop overall personality of the school children.

The Context

The institution is situated at North Nagpur and it is surrounded by marginalized section of the society. Most of the parents of the school going children belong to labor class and belong to uneducated sector of the society. The young generation of this community is deprived of basic values and are not monitored by their elders. Through the practice of Matrusadan the institution aims to instill values among the school children of 3rd standard from the Primary School wing of the institution. In this academic session the institution aimed to groom the batch of 20 students through Matrusadan.

Practice

1) In the session 2018-19, a particular time table was prepared to implement the activities under the scheme of Matrusadan. In all 32 different sessions were scheduled to groom the children.
2) 6 volunteers from the senior college were trained to groom 3rd standard children from the primary wing of the institution. The volunteers were given information of the scheme.
3) The volunteers were inspired to develop interesting games, read moral stories, prepare charts of good habits, charts of Indian festivals and physical activities.
4) Special schedule was prepared for the distribution of nutritious food items.
5) All the volunteers trained the target group as per the decided schedule.
6) All the activities were showcased in front of the NAAC Peer Team Members during their visit.
7) The articles and models prepared by the students were displayed for assessment by NAAC Peer Team Members.

Evidence of Success

At the end of the session, feedback of the voluneers and students was conducted. The success of the practice was measured through following:

Volunteer Group
1) Attitudinal change in the group of volunteers was changed.
2) The volunteers learned to shoulder responsibility while training the target group of 20 students.
3) The volunteers realized the significance of nobility, sympathy and belongingness.
4) The volunteers gained confidence and power of self-expressions.
5) The volunteers realized sense of emotional bonding with the children.

Target Group
1) The target group attentively listened the moral stories and shlokas which boosted their listening skills.
2) The target group realized the significance of cleanliness and neatness.
3) The target group was seen more expressive and responsive.
4) The target group successfully caught the moral lesson through the moral stories and shlokas.

Problems Encountered
1) As the target group belonged to educationally weak section of the society, there were not fully supported by their parents.
2) Limited space for the activities was there.

Note
Despite all the restrictions and challenges, the aim of the activity was achieved through cultural and ethical grooming of the children.