Best Practices

BEST PRACTICES

 

BEST PRACTICE – I:

  1. Title of the Practice:

Library User Awareness Programme: for better utilization of the Library Print and Electronic Information Resources of by encouraging the students and teaching staff to reinforce Academic and Research pursuits.

 Goal:

For  effective use of Library Information Resources and Services to Users of college, i.e Teaching staff and Students, engaging faculty in research programmes as well as students in study projects.

 

  1. The Context:

The college Library is equipped with rich collection of Text books, Reference books, Journals, Periodicals, News papers etc., which is an outstanding feature unique to thus college. The freshers of UG courses are given Orientation about the utilization of library resources for the optimum use and inculcate the reading habit. Accessing the vast number of library books is facilitated by the use of SOUL software developed by INFLIBNET.

  1. The Practice
  • Conducts user awareness programmes to students for effective use of library resources such as Books and periodicals and question papers of previous examinations.
  • Provides reference Services for project works, Assignments, Eloqution, Quiz, Essay writing competitions at various levels to participating library readers.

To guide and advise the UG students to pursue PG courses and appear for various competitive exams for employment in Government and Private sectors.

  1. Evidence of Success
  • Number of users visiting this library improved by open access Library management.
  • Every year students are getting Post Graduation admission in Central and State Universities, Competitive Examinations. The Commissioner of Collegiate Education has applauded our best practice and stated that it stands as model to the rest of the colleges in the state.
  • Library Timings also enhanced from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm (actual timings 9:00 pm to 3:30 pm).
  • Compilation of paper clippings of various activities /events /programmes /seminars organized and conducted by several departments of this college. Achievements in various competitions at different levels are also being documented systematically date-wise, page-wise etc.,
  1. Problems Encountered and Resources Required

Human Resources – Staff Technical

  1. Responsible:

Mr. A. Durga Prasad, Asst. Prof.  of Library Science

Library Committee Members & Faculty

Dept. of Library Science, GDC (A) Siddipet.

BEST PRACTICE – II

  1. Title of the Practice:

 Improvement in the participation of students in academic and extra-curricular activities at national and state level

  1. Goal:

The goal is to identify interested students and nurture their skills so that they could hone their skills to optimum level.

  1. The Context:

The students who showed interest in curricular and co curricular activities were identified. They were imparted motivational lectures. They were made to compete among their class mates at regular intervals.

  1. The Practice
  • Students who have a passion /inclination for teaching were given opportunity to take part in the selection process of MANA TV live telecast presentation.
  • The students who were interested in co-curricular activities were given opportunity to participate in State level and National level competitions such as YUVATARANGAM, YUVAJANOTSAVALU.

 

  1. Evidence of Success
  • The number of students who got ranks and seats at various PG courses increased.
  • The Commissioner of Collegiate Education announced Rs. 50,000 cash incentive for the students who get a PG seat in Central Universities. Five students got opportunity in this category.
  • Students came out with flying colours as evidenced by their getting selected in district level, state level competitions of
  • YUVAJANOTSAVALU
  • YUVATARANGAM
  • Osmania University level competitions for sports and cultural activities
  • Maheshwari (B.Com II yr.) stood first in the National level competitions at Bhuvaneshwar, Odisha.
  • One NCC cadet participated at Republic day parade  in 2016, the third one in the consecutive 3 years.
  • Three Students also got selected ( at state level)to teach a live telecast lesson on MANA TV.
  1. Problems Encountered and Resources Required

As the college had adopted the CBCS and Semester system the students had to lose working days owing to their participation at District, State and National level competitions. But we persisted and the students took extra classes to fare well in academic and competitive exams.

  1. Responsible:
  • NCC Officer
  • NSS Programme Officers, Physical director, Cultural committee and
  • MANA TV coordinator

 

BEST PRACTICE –III

Title of the Practice:

 INFRASTRUCTURE: Construction of classrooms under RUSA

  1. Goal:

      To construct 4 classrooms to meet the demand of growing strength

  1. The Context:

      For the past 4 academic years the strength of  students who join the college has been in steady increase mode. But the number of classrooms is not sufficient to meet the demands.

  1. The Practice:

      The college has opted for the grants of RUSA under VII component.

 Evidence of Success:

      The college was the first one to get the acceptance of the state RUSA for the grants.

The inauguration for the construction of building was done on 18 Feb 2016 and the rooms will be ready in two months to occupy.

  1. Problems Encountered and Resources Required

The college had to accept some academic and governance  reforms under RUSA as the funds are norm based.

 Responsible:

The RUSA committee.

BEST PRACTICE – IV

  1. Title of the Practice:

Improvement in the number of Admissions

 

  1. Goal:

To increase the number of student admissions in the First year of all graduation disciplines by involving all the required staff.

 

  1. The Context:

The college has a 58 year old proven history of handsome admissions. Students craved to join the institution. There was many a melee during admissions. There were instances where the admissions in private colleges used to start after the last list of the college. The government had given permission to some sixteen private colleges in the town over a period of time. Some of the institutions have resorted to nefarious practices like not taking any fee from students and claiming scholarship of the students.

By taking cognisance of the above criterion into consideration the college under the chairmanship of the principal formed an admission committee. The committee wanted to work on the circle of influence. We wanted to bank on the positive image that had been etched on the memory of stake holders. The sole purpose was to inform the positive activities of the college and inform to the community the activities/ practices/ infrastructure/ and other positive vibes of the college.

The committee with its members spent a lot of time in the summer holidays in preparing brochure, wide publicity of the activities.

 

 

  1. The Practice
  • The committee was given funds to meet immediate expenses like printing brochures and travelling allowances etc.
  • A meeting was conducted with the personnel of print media.
  • The local channel telecast from the town named THE SITI CHANNEL was approached.
  • The channel has a catchment population of over 6 lakh with four districts in its ambit.
  • Consequently a televised live programme called dial your principal was conducted.
  • There has been a tremendous response
  • There was also unexpected feedback which had us pleasantly surprised.
  • The feedback was immediately analysed.
  • Students were urged to visit the college and know the facts by themselves and the decision to join was left with them.

 

  1. Evidence of Success
  • The college had registered the highest number of admissions in the degree first year in the entire Osmania University region.
  • The number of admissions is 1078.
  • Letters thanking the principals of all junior colleges (for their support )were sent. The tremendous response astonished us.

 

  1. Problems Encountered and Resources Required

The staff involved in the admission process had to forgo entire summer vacation. The staff were happy with the result though.

  1. Responsible:

Dr.P.Ayodhya Reddy, Assistant Professor of Zoology

 

BEST PRACTICE –V

Title of the Practice:

Providing safe drinking water to the students of the college

  1. Goal:

 

     To provide safe and pure drinking water to the students

  1. The Context:

 

     The students come to college from various villages. They come to the college without getting water bottles or a container. The college provides them water through taps that were fitted at some locations. We wanted to provide them safe drinking water mobilising resources from community.

  1. The Practice :

 

     As a result of thorough deliberations and discussions the responsibility was given to Dr.Ch.Harinath Assistant Professor of Telugu. He along with his team visited the local M.L.A. Sri T.Harish Rao and requested him to sanction funds for the reverse osmosis plant at the college so that the objective could be met. To our surprise the MLA came forward to meet the entire expenses of reverse Osmosis plants’ purchase, installation.

  1. Evidence of Success :

 

     The sanctioning of plant was announced in the college by the MLA. The installation was done consequently.  Meanwhile the new govt. Formed and The local MLA sri T.Harish Rao became the Minister for minor irrigation, marketing and legislative affairs. He had inaugurated the plant on 1-1-2015. The photos and news paper clippings are uploaded on the website of the college.

This effort was appreciated by the commissioner of collegiate education in the video conference as a measure worth emulating by other institutions.

  1. Problems Encountered and Resources Required

 

As the Reverse Osmosis plant requires amount to the tune of 1.5 lakh the resourse mobilisation was thought to be a humongous task.

  1. Responsible:

 

Dr. Ch.Harinath Assistant Professor of Telugu, Department of

1) The college has been motivating the teaching staff to participate in MANA TV lessons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST PRACTICE –VI :

Title of the Practice:

 

To have a gate and entrance constructed at the north east corner of the college.

  1. Goal:

            To motivate the people of the town to construct a gate and entrance at the north east corner of the college.

  1. The Context:

      The college has a sprawling 13.29 acres of land  with salubrious ambience. There is a need to construct a gate and entrance at the north east corner of the college. This helps

  • Reduce the distance for the nearest bus stop for students.
  • There are some 500 morning walkers who relish the environment. This will help them.
  1. The Practice :

      Though there was a turnstile at the north east corner of the college it caters to the needs of some people only. The place has become a dump yard since some people started heaping dust at the place making it uncongenial to see. Though the attendants and sweepers took much care, it has become a matter of concern for them and the college.

  1. Evidence of Success :

      The then principal Dr.G.M. Ramulu approached philanthropists. Sri Nethi Kailasam, a prominent businessman of the town came forward and had the gate and entrance constructed at the north east cornet of the college. He had donated it on behalf of his MARUTHI GROUP. He dedicated the entrance of the college in the fond memory of his  father late  Sri  NethiLaxmi Narayana.

Sri Nethi Kailasam had inaugurated the plant on 1-1-2015. The photos and news paper clippings are uploaded on the website of the college.

This effort was appreciated by the commissioner of collegiate education in the video conference as a measure worth emulating by other institutions.

  1. Problems Encountered and Resources Required

As the project requires amount to the tune of Rs.4 lakh the resource mobilisation was thought to be a humongous task.

  1. Responsible:

 

Dr. G.M.Ramulu, the then principal and retired principal of the college

 

BEST PRACTICE –VII

Title of the Practice:

 To mobilise funds to the tune of Rs. 25 lakh for the construction of women’s hostel.

  1. Goal:

            To Request the government to sanction a matching grant of Rs.25 lakh for the completion of the women’s hostel

  1. The Context:

      The college was sanctioned a women’s hostel. Rs. 80 lakh was sanctioned by the UGC. The work got delayed due to various reasons. The contractor could not complete it owing to cost escalation. It was estimated that Rs. 25 lakh more were required to complete the hostel in all aspects. The principal and Vice–principal and other members formed a committee and the responsibility was delegated to Dr.Ch.Harinath, Assistant professor of Telugu and state president of TGCGTA, a  Degree college lecturers’ union.

  1. The Practice :

      With the constant pursuing of the then principal and diligence of Dr.Ch.Harinath, the Government ha d sanctioned Rs. 25 lakh as a matching grant. Immediately after this the relevant documents were prepared. As per the governments tenders were called after duly following procedures like line estimates and reports by the department concerned.

  1. Evidence of Success:

      The college will have the building inaugurated soon.

  1. Problems Encountered and Resources Required

As the project requires amount to the tune of Rs.25 lakhs the resource mobilisation was thought to be a humongous task.

  1. Responsible:
  • G.M.Ramulu, the then principal and retired principal of the college
  • Ch Harinath, assistant Prof, Dept of Telugu
  • Sri A.Srinivas Reddy the then vice- principal and the present principal
  • Sri M.Ravi kumar, lecturer in History and present Vice principal
  • We have facilitated two sign boards for displaying famous and inspiring quotations. Two students of our college got motivated and took the responsibility of writing such inspiring and motivating quotations every day. 
  • Career Guidance and Counselling Centre of our college is educating and sensitizing students from inside and outside the college about the strategies, planning and preparatory tips for various competitive examinations of central and state services. 
  • Department of Microbiology is displaying one question regarding science in our day-to-day lives on every Thursday on notice board. Answer will be displayed on Monday. It also exhibits articles regarding the life and profile of Scientists and their findings. It is also subscribing “Science Reporter” for the students. It is also organizing monthly quiz programmes. 
  • Department of Physical Education is organizing fitness programme to our students and preparing them for various recruitment selections especially in Police and Army services. Under this programme, the department is imparting coaching, conducting competitions in the events of running, jumping and throwing which are the criteria for most of the selections.
  • Bar Code Reader has been introduced in the Library.
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