Title of the Practice: Free Education to the Needy and Deserving Students
Objectives of the practice: This programme is designed to achieve the following objectives: (a) to help the meritorious and needy students; and (b) to provide free education to SC/ST students as per government scheme
The context: Our College is located on the outskirts of Patiala city and is an educational hub for various villages. For the uplift of the standard of education in villages, various surveys have been conducted by the college faculty to know the reason; why there is lack of education in rural areas. The main reason was poor economic condition and lack of awareness about Government schemes. So the management took an initiative to provide free education to needy and meritorious students.
In practice we have taken the following initiatives:
• Free education for students scoring marks 85 percent or above.
• Free transport facility for students scoring marks 80 percent or above
• Scholarship for SC/ST students as per Government Schemes
• Scholarship Scheme for OBC students
Obstacles faced if any and strategies to overcome them: Nil Evidence of Success: In the last five years, the number of such beneficiaries has been more than the 40 percent of total student strength. We have case studies where the poorest of the poor student completed the graduation or post-graduation studies and became employable. Resources Required: During the slot of years 2015-16 to 2019-20, more than 40 percent of the students availed this facility and the institution did not charge even a single paisa. Whole of the cost was born by the Institution was supposed to be reimbursed by the Govt. Still the reimbursement for two years is pending.
Title of the Practice: Remedial and Personality Development classes
Objectives of the practice:
This practice is followed to achieve the following objectives: (a) to improve the academic achievement of the student; (b) to motivate students for excellence in their academic and co-academics; (c) to promote self-learning among students; and (d) to make them confident.
The Context: The institution has designed a mechanism to identify the underachievers and potential achievers. The identified underachievers and the students who missed their regular classes due to some compulsive reasons, like participation in games, activities, and adverse health conditions, are subjected to remedial classes. They are given a special chance to improve their performance in the mid-semester tests. Similarly the identified potential achievers are supported by providing additional study material and know how to make them competitive to their peers in the other affiliated colleges.
Remedial classes are organized every semester to compensate for the study loss of all such students. During these classes, the subject teachers organize special sessions in the form of providing study material, supervised study, and assignments.
Evidence of Success: The pass percentage of all the programmes is quite higher. A number of students have gained University merit positions which stand as a testimony to the success of this practice.
Obstacles Faced if any and Strategies to Overcome Them: As such, no major obstacle was faced.
• Database of the students
• Motivation and competition spirit among the student
• As such teachers do not charge any extra remuneration for the same.