Best Practice I
1. Title of the practice : Teacher at your Door
2. Goal :
‘To foster and promote cordial relationship among the students, parents and teachers to facilitate parent-teacher participation.
3. Aims and Objectives :
• To get acquainted with student’s parents and his overall progress
• To know the academic, psychological and financial problems of the student
• To provide assistance and solutions to the problems through home visit
• To guide students for higher education, placement and in personal development
• To work in coordination for the best possible education and welfare of the students
4. Context :
It is a cordial association among teachers, parents and students. In rural areas, parents are unaware of the changing scenario. They find it difficult to take decision and make adjustments to different situations they come across. Parents are busy in their professional works. They cannot find time to visit the college and take interest in their wards progress. Majority of the parents are illiterate and residing in rural areas. It is also observed that students having financial, academic or any other problem are psychologically depressed and cannot cope with the drastically changing competition. To overcome these problems teacher as a mentor visit students’ home to understand the academic and financial condition and provide necessary support. It is also to make parents aware of strengths, weaknesses as well as challenges faced by their ward. This practice is proved to be helpful that creates a healthy atmosphere among the stakeholders and facilitates parental participation in the college affairs. It has an objective to help guide and participate in various developmental activities of the college and also to initiate scholarship or awards for deserving students.
5. The Practice:
A separate committee for Parent Teacher Association is functional in the college. Group of students are allotted to each teacher guardian by the committee every year. The first year and the second-year students are assigned to their respective class teachers and teachers teaching the concerned classes. The final year UG and PG students are assigned to their respective departments. Annual plan is chalked out in consultation with IQAC. The teachers visit the students’ home and interact with their parents. The teachers after teaching hours or on Sundays visit the wards home. The progress of the students is informed to the parents and guidance for future progression to higher education and placement is provided. Students do better in college when their parents are involved. Time to time information is given to the parents. The teachers visit the students homes twice a year. Parents can understand individual academic strengths and weaknesses. The parents play important role by supporting teachers and students.
Views of students on Best Practice-I
Best Practice II
1. Title of the practice: Earn and Learn Scheme
• To identify and help economically weaker students.
• To inculcate work culture and develop dignity of labour among students.
• To impart the students to earn while they learn and inculcate among them sense of responsibility.
• To enrich students with work experience and thereby prepare them for better future.
3. The Context:
The Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara with its motto “Education through self-help”, since its inception in 1919, started “Earn and Learn” scheme. Founder of the institute, Padmabhushan Dr. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, started his visionary work by opening hostel and earn and learn scheme for needy students of all castes, creeds, cultures and religions. Mahatma Gandhi visited the hostel and praised his miraculous work. Majority of the students coming to our college are from rural area. It is observed that due to financial weakness, it is difficult for them to pursue a program. The said practice addresses this issue to enable students to continue their education. With this backdrop in mind, our college has started earn and learn scheme for needy students of socially and economically disadvantaged groups. The scheme was started with few students and continued as it was, with constantly increasing number of students participating in the scheme.
4. The Practice:
The college runs the scheme for the students belonging to socially and economically backward classes every year after admission process is completed. A separate committee is active to look after all the activities of the scheme. The notice is displayed and forms are collected from needy students. They are identified on the basis of economic condition of the family and then only the student is enrolled. An equal gender ratio is usually maintained while enrolling the students. The students are given different types of work like office work, technical work and field work. However, care in distribution of work is taken that all the students get equal opportunity to get different kinds of work. It has now become a full-fledged activity in the college. Students are supported by college through its own funds and also a separate grant from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. The financial assistance from the University is limited and large number of students wants to participate in the scheme. For enrolling all aspirants college share and contribute from its own funds. Each student is paid Rs. 45/- per hour for maximum of three hours per day.