Best Practices 2019-20

Title of the practice: – Students Blog

The context that required the initiation of the practice

In times of constant technological changes, the students get an opportunity to showcase their skills on the internet. Given the same, the college understood the need of the hour to implement the same at the college level. Modern Law College, to encourage creativity in the students, has started a student’s college online blog where they can express their views related to any issue close to their heart. The students were given an orientation for a blog and how to express their opinions and ideas. After the directions, blogs in a particular format were invited from the students.

3. Objectives of the practice

•             To encourage students to express themselves.

•             writing skills to be nurtured

•             Best blogs are appreciated by publishing them in the college magazine.

4. The Practice

In this attention-deficient world, young minds wander over social media and waste their creativity in unwanted things. The college has started an initiative to encourage the students to write their views and express their opinions through online blogs on the topic of their choice. A teacher overviews the content and check the plagiarism in the writings and thus allow the blog to be published on the official page. The blogs are posted on the official WordPress handle of the college titled ‘Modern Law Writes.’ The blogs are updated on the WordPress handle with constant grammatical and editorial changes done by the faculty members and the students. After the blog is being finalized by the students, then a copy of it is shown to Principal Madam, and after her final feedback blog is updated on WordPress. After the blog is being updated, the students are later informed about the views they are getting on their blogs and the comments they receive on the work of art created by them. The blogs are published on the public website of Modern Law College, where everyone can have a view of the blog. Moreover, the college also provides a link for all its students. The use of this is that all the students are open to interpreting each other’s work and giving suggestions to one another.

5. Obstacles faced

– Low response of students was a significant obstacle we face while implementing this initiative. Moreover, whatever writings we received to a greater extent, we found rarely an original idea in it.

– Students are already overburdened due to a load of curricular and extracurricular activities due to which they could not participate in the activity.

– The students could not open fully while expressing their ideas due to the fear of their peers’ judgment and criticism.

– Writing as an activity is less glamorous than the other extracurricular activities like Moot Court Competitions, Debates, Elocutions, etc. As a result, student participation was found out to be less.

–  The blogs posted online received random hatred from the internet trollers as the platform is open for all. The trollers targeted some blogs for unnecessary reasons.

6. Impact of the practice

The students were encouraged to write the blogs, and we received an overwhelming response of 50 students; after scrutiny, we published 16 Blogs. Language is not a barrier for the students. We received responses from all the categories of students as they wrote blogs in their vernacular languages. The students got an opportunity to express their inner demons and fear and talk about anything under the sun. The college gave them the freedom to express their views openly without having any bias and nonpolitical statements. This activity made some students realize their potential of writing, and as a result, Miss Ankita Gupta student of BALLB 2, went ahead and wrote the longest poem on IPC. The World Record of Longest Law poetry was achieved by Miss Ankita Gupta, who wrote 4059 words in 58 pages. The title of the book in which it got published is ‘The Trick of 511’. The book is available on NotionPress and Amazon. The poem explains all the 511 sections of IPC, 1860. The poem has been recorded under “Longest Law Poetry” by the international book of records. This shows the imaginative power of the practice of writing taught through the online blog activity.

  • List of the students online Blogs Published
Sr NoTitle of the Blog PublishedName of the studentDateTime of Publication
1Landmark judgments delivered by Supreme Court in 2018Miss. Harshita Waila and Vinita Deo28Th July 202014:44
2शज़रMiss. Swati Upadya28Th May 202014:43
3LifeMr. Anand Changediya28th April 202014:42
4व्यक्ती निर्माणMr. Akshay Dalwe8Th April 202014:40
5IS IT DISCRIMINATORY OR NOT?Miss Sneha Nair and Miss Revati Wagh5th March 202009:02
6Gender Equality for #MENTOOMr. Anmol Singh13th February 202014:00
7Fear of recession spreads in IndiaMiss. Riyancy Mishra2nd February 202012:09
8Citizenship Amendment ActMiss. Tanaya Wadkar23rd January 202013:23
9Criminal Law in IndiaMiss. Ankita Gupta23rd January 202011:20
10जगण्यात मौज आहे!Miss. Tanaya Wadkar12th December 201912:25
11Comparative Study of Right to Service Act In India.Miss. Mrunmayi Kulkarni4th August 201914:18
12मन हे भरले गेले पाहिजे असे पात्र नाही, तर चेतावला गेला पाहिजे असा अग्नी आहे.Mr. Mihir Inamdar3rd August 201914:20
13Market disrupters in the Indian MarketMr. Mihir Inamdar16th February 201914:16
14Forever FriendshipMiss. Nidhi Dixit3rd February 201914:17
15Racial Discrimination and Segregation – Time we shed our fears and cleansed our inhibitionsMiss. Ankita Gupta3rd February 201914:15
16Filling Up the Voids in the Indian Legal System: Shortcomings and Probable SolutionsMr. Mihir Inamdar11th January 201914:13

7. Resources required

– Internet

Title of the Practice: Teachers Diarium

Goal: To assess the teaching report at a glance.

Goal: To assess the teaching report at a glance.

3. The Context:

Teaching is the core of the essential function of a teacher. Planning becomes crucial; with Teacher’s Diarium at a glance, we can know what the concerned teacher did the entire year. The Diarium contains the yearly planning, daily tasks, both academic and administrative. In detail, it furnishes us with daily teaching reports. Research projects are to be reported in the Diarium. Therefore, the entire hard work a teacher puts in can be glanced at once through this Teachers Diarium.

4. The Practice:

All the teachers get the Teacher’s Diarium at the beginning of the academic year. The teachers have to fill in all the details related to research, teaching plan, and daily teaching report. At the end of every month, the principal assesses the Teacher’s Diarium. Suggestions are given to the concerned teacher, which is reassessed in the follow-up month.

               The teachers fill in daily the subjects along with the topics taught, where they are in line with the teaching plan, which is decided and is implemented for the entire semester. The examinations schedule is prepared beforehand, and accordingly, all the teachers assign a week for all the internal exams. The research projects and research papers the teacher is working on are incorporated in the Diarium, where at a single glance, you can check the list of Research Papers published and the chapters published in the books.

5. Impact of the Practice:

 The teachers are more focused on their daily tasks and are achieving their goals of writing the research articles, chapters of books, teaching-learning process is streamlined. Planning is done beforehand and effectively implemented in every area of the teacher’s responsibilities. Right from the beginning, we are focused on the activity, and the Diarium acts as a vision and a mission reminder for the teachers to work constantly in that direction. When they sit down at the end of the day to fill out the Diarium, the teachers get to assess themselves and the work they have done in the day. Due to this constant assessment, they track and review their work.

We not only take into consideration the teaching skills while evaluating the peers. We include all the activities and how they have been executed in our peer review report. Based on the Teacher’s Diarium, a monthly meeting is held with the Principal and Coordinator of the college, wherein the teachers present the work done during the month and the progress report based on the assignment recorded in the Teachers Diarium.

The practice creates a routine of discipline in the lives of teachers keeping them more organized and managed than before. The teachers have an exact record of the quality and quantity of work they have been doing and it gives them a great chance to introspect their work and keep on improving.

Impact of the Practice:

The teachers are more focused on their daily task and are achieving their goals of writing the research articles, chapters of books, teaching learning process is stream lined. Planning is done before hand and effectively implemented in every area of teacher’s responsibilities.

Resources Required

Teachers Diarium