Best Practices 2018-19

Academic Angels

The context that required the initiation of the practice All the backlog students and students who were merged in new pattern. The senior students were requested to take lectures and clear the concepts of these group of students. A peer teaching – learning method was initiated.
Objectives of the practice. To help the backlog and merged a pattern student to improve the results. The freedom and autonomy of students is given. Leadership skills of the student in the role of the Instructor/ Teacher.
The Practice The pilot project was started in the academic year 2018-19 for the subject contract -II for the semester -I and the mentioned subject was of semester-II. The senior students handpicked by the subject teacher. The teacher had to brief the clear expectations, outcomes and purpose of the practice. The senior students were allotted the topics to be taught. These special classes were to be conducted after the regular lectures.
Obstacles faced The willingness of the senior students to teach the juniors was an obstacle faced by the subject teacher. Due to the nature of the teaching the competence of the senior students was in question. Training of the senior student by the subject teacher was challenging. Class control of these special classes was a challenge. Impact of the practice There were 25 students who were enrolled in the classes. Due the cordial relationship and the freedom in the classroom between senior and junior students. The discussion was friendly, and the topics were cleared in the class, and whatever were trivial in nature the subject teacher was clearing the doubt. The passing percentage of these students is 95.

Resources required

  1. Class rooms
  2. Man power in form of interested students

Printed Bench Numbers for Examination Purpose.

Goal: To ease the process of making seating arrangement during examinations for administrative staff and make it more convenient for students.
The Context: As an essential component of the evaluation system, every year the institution conducts various examinations for internal assessment and those scheduled by the university in both terms. With the total number of about 1200 students appearing for examinations, it is really a very difficult and time- consuming task to make seating arrangements during this period. At a time, there are about 20 blocks to be organized in the morning as well as afternoon sessions of the examination. By the standard method, four to six administrative staff members have to write with chalks, the examination seat numbers of students on all benches in all classrooms twice daily throughout the examination period. This process takes about two hours every day for the examination period of nearly one month every year.
The Practice: Instead of writing the exam seat numbers on benches, it was decided to printed roll numbers on the benches as per classrooms starting with and then allot the benches to seat numbers The seat numbers were then allotted to these benches and this seating arrangement was displayed outside every classroom as well as on the notice board so there were multiple places were the roll numbers were displayed. Only allocation of seat numbers was to be done every day. This worked out very smoothly. The positive feedback from staff and students about this new system, encouraged us to implement. Thus, it has now become our best practice.
Impact of the Practice: This novel practice has saved a lot of time, energy and stationery (chalks, papers etc.) of the institution, It is so convenient that only one administrative staff member in just one hour can complete the seating arrangements of the whole week. Earlier, it was about six staff members. But now because of this new system, it has reduced to a lot many human hours the student already knows which examination hall and on which bench to sit, without creating a chaos. It has reduced considerable stress and human resource of the college. The most important aspect is there is almost zero error in this whole mechanism.

Resources Required

  1. Stickers
  2. Sticker Printers
  3. Man power