7.1.1 Does the Institute conduct a Green Audit of its campus and facilities?
The college has an internal Green Audit system to maintain a clean and Green Campus.Various measures are taken up as a follow up of these audits.The college has been declared Polythene free zone. The students are made aware of the drastic consequences which mankind will have to face in case we don’t take steps to protect the environment. Students are not allowed to bring polybags to RDG campus. The lawns are well maintained and there are several different trees with deep shadows in the campus.ornamental plants further increases the beautiful surrounding of the campus.
7.1.2 What are the initiatives taken by the college to make the campus ecofriendly?
The college has the provision of three solar heaters for boarders in the hostel to conserve energy and minimize energy consumption. Florescent tube lights being replaced by CFL bulbs.
Window ACs being replaced by Starred Split ACs.
Pooling of vehicles to reduce petrol consumption and air pollution.
∗Use of renewable energy:Solar power lamps to be installed?
Thus eco-friendly efforts are taken by our college. For the replacement of instead polybags cloth bags used by the students. Our Home Science and extension department took initiative in this. Our students are trained to stitch cloth bag. This activity had initiated taken by our college.
∗Water harvesting: Rain water harvesting project has also been implemented in the college.Water is being consumed with the help of roof top harvesting and rain water harvesting technique.The water thus harvested is being used for watering the plants and gardens since 2005-2006.
Check dam construction:
∗Efforts for Carbon neutrality:
No vehicle day is followed on every first day of each month.
Tree plantation drives are organized regularly to create clean and green campus.
Hazardous Waste Management:
Solid Waste Management: Vermicomposting has been adopted. A unit has been set up to manage the waste productively. Leaf litter from the college is used for vermicomposting and the organic manure/compost obtained is used for our garden and organic vegetables.
After their lifetime, Computers and their accessories sold as scrap to local vendors. Appropriate way of solid waste management is practiced.
Rallies and awareness drives are organized to make the campus eco-friendly. Drives like Tree-Plantation, Campus cleanliness campaign and Say No to Crackers for pollution free Diwali are some such initiatives.
Days like World Environment Day, Ozone Layer Protection Day, World Wild Life day etc. are keenly celebrated at RDG College.
Environmental protection and the awareness programs are conducted through street play and poster presentations best poster is awarded a prize.
7.2.1. Give details of innovations introduced during the last four years whichhave created a positive impact on the functioning of the college.
The college has introduced several innovations in academics, administration andother levels of the college‘s functioning to foster global competencies among students and enable them to carve a niche for themselves in this fast changing educational scenario.
Global competencies involve effective communication skills, interpersonal skills, leadership qualities and being a good team player. The following initiatives havebeen taken to foster the global competency among students:
Innovative Curriculur Programmes
Subject Psychology has been introduce at undergraduate level and it helps to understand the interest, apttitudes, I.Q of various students data is calculated on the basis of psychological test carried out by psychology department.
Communication skill, personality development and Yoga subjects are introduced in the curricular of B.Sc Home Science Faculty as a option subject. Internal marks are assigning on the basis of skills, attendance and performance of the students.
Semister pattern of the examination is introduced as against the annual pattern and the examination of first, Third and Fifth semisters are conducted by the college as per SGB Amravati University pattern.
Gandhian Study Centre is set up in the college and it has helped the students in inculcating moral values, spiritual and social values. Quiz on Gandhian Thoughts organized for senior citizens of morning walkers club in the college campus and for the prisoners of central tail to propogate Gandhian philosophy. Prizes were distributed amongst winners.
In the curriculum of commerce more emphasis has been given on the practical skills related to the computers and ICT base.
A Diploma/ Advance Diploma course in fashion designing is linked with B.Sc Home Science faculty and is approved by the UGC.
Clinical nutrition and dietetics course was run by the college attached to B.Sc Home Science faculty and it was approved by UGC as well as SGB Amravati University and about 400 students took the advantage of this course.
Academic research collaboration with national international organizations has facilitated research and improved research quality.
The college is highly conscious of its responsibility to the student community. Linkages with Industry and collaborations with research centre industries. Tie-up with Industry has provided proper practical and relevant knowledge, skills and competencies to become successful entrepreneurs. Industrial & Educational Visits are organized to supplement theoretical knowledge with practical awareness and application.
Innovative ICT Pedagogical Tools:
Keeping in view the paradigm shift in pedagogy from teacher-centric to learner-centric,various Faculty Development Programmes have been organized to orient and train the faculty in the latest advances on ICT based teaching-learning and e-content development.Faculty competency and development programs like Training in Computers.
Internal Assessment on the basis of discipline, communication skills, ability totake initiatives, good behavioural patterns and innovative efforts introduced inthe formative tests to ensure effective learning outcomes. Students are informedabout the division of the 20% of IA i.e. two unit test, one test examinations are conducted in the academic session and result are communicated to the students.
6 incentive marks are given to the students for participation in NSS camp.
5 incentive marks are given for participation in NCC camp.
10 marks are given as an internal marks case of incentive subjects.
Weightage of IA is given to the performance of students in the class test.
Effort Grade: There are many students who make efforts but they never get first/ second/ third position in the class. They never get chance to be honoured on the prize distribution function/ So keeping in view the continuous efforts made by them according to their capacity, college has introduced a special prize to motivate such students to enhance their performance.
Student Support Services:A host of centres to cater to the intellectual, psychological and social needs of the students have been established to enrich theteaching learning experience. Student welfare activities and students leadership development programmes initiated.
Some of the Recent Student Welfare activities and Students Leadership Development Programmes initiatives are: Setting up of, of Student Welfare Cell, Setting up of Women Empowerment Cell and Setting up of Counselling Cell, Placement Cell.Student monitoring activities planned and organized. There is a student representative council. Poor and needy students are given financial help through fund collected by the college staff.
Research and Extension: The following initiatives have been undertaken to promote research among faculty and students alike:
Campus internet connectivity established.
Research collaboration with Research Centres and Universities.
Major/Minor Research Projects are taken up by faculty.
The staff is given duty leaves to attend research conferences.
Interested and eligible teachers are deputed for Ph.D work under FDP scheme of UGC.
Girls’ common room.
Rooms with PowerPoint presentation and with LCD projector.
Modules for the computer training students are available.
Laboratory for e-content development.
Innovative Administrative Practices
Academic Audit Committee Established.
Feedbacks on teachers, curriculum, library, and overall functioning of the college implemented.
Women Empowerment cell- The women’s empowerment (Sindhutai Sapkal etc.) cell has been conucting several useful programs related to gender issues well known achievers and feminists are invited. Debets & Essay competitions are organized which are designed to sensitize the students about gender disparity. The cell works for women’s empowerment.
Best Practices Financial Assistance to the poor students
Objectives: To provide financial assistance to the poor students.
To bring the poor students in main stream.
To provide support to them for getting education.
Smt. Radhadevi Goenka College for Women is a pioneer educational institution in the Vidarbha region of the Maharashtra state and most of the students admitted to the various courses belong to middle class group of the society and some of the students are below the poorverty line having low income group. The College take the care that the poor students of the college should get the education. For this purpose they have been given a financial support from the staff fund which is collected every year from teaching and non-teaching staff member’s voluntarly.
Every year after the admission process is completed poor students are instructed to put up the application for financial help out of the staff fund. When the principal is satisfied with the documents provided by the students, applications are sanctioned by the principal after meeting with their parents and the due recommendation of the staff fund committee. During this session staff fund of Rs. 60,000/- was collected and 24 students were given the money for there education. Text books and notebooks are also distributed to 25 students.
Evidence of success
The evidence of the success lies in the fact that these poor students attend the college regularly and take keen interest in their studies and also participats in the various activities of the college.
The main difficulty in this practice is the collection of the staff fund and to confirm that student who has asked for the support belongs to weak economic section of the society
Title – Tuesday Morning Assembly Objectives of the Practice:
To counsel and motivate the students
To inculcate values and cultural base in education
Conceptualized and implemented with the aim of inculcating nationalistic fervor and pride, imparting important information and creating a platform for coordinated thingking and feeling of oneness; the Tuesday Morning Assembly session has given a boost to ethical and nationalistic values in order to enable everyone to overcome present day materialistic and narrow-minded tendancies in society. The college has implemented Tuesday Morning Assembly session to inculcate knowledge and value based mind set in the students to empower them to surmount adversities in their path in order to achieve the cherished goals in their lives presently and in future.
The essence of ‘RDG Culture’ is subtly expressed in the regular and wel organized Tuesday Morning Assembly session. RDG culture representing Real Development of Girls – Character, Uprightness, Love, Tollarance, Unity, Realistic and Educated; forms the core of concept and practice of Tuesday Morning Assembly session. Students and teachers of all the faculties in our college participate eagerly. The result is a united gathering of heterogenous students and teachers with common motive and commitment of togetherness, equality and secularism.
Thought of the day
It is written on the main notice board as well as expressed by one of the teachers with brief elaboration on it to convey the massage involed. Students are encouraged to actively participate in the assembly and convey their own thoughts from time to time. The idea behind this exercise it to share good concept or ideas and induce a healthy practice of thinking and analising them for overall personality development and empowerment.
Awards and Laurels
Academic and Co-academic achievement by students are informed to all in the assembly. The achiver students are honored and awarded suitably with the aim to encourage them and inspire other students to recognize their passions and talents and make motivated attempts to do the best in their respective fields. The students are made aware of the fact that they bring laurels to the college also, about which the Management is both conseious and proud.
Teachers who achieve professional or social aims through research, extension activities etc. are also honored and rewarded suitabaly.
Official instructions, messages or information related to all the faculties are conveyed by concerved teacher. The Principal expresses her views, on the same, briefly. This is followed by a short address by one of the teachers on an academic topic of common interest and concern like nutrition, hygience, clean enviorment, social sence, etc. The participants sing a bhajan of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj, ‘ Hai Prathana Gurudeo se, Yaha Swarga Sam Sansar ho………..’ , which inculcates civic sence and life skills for better living. The assembly is culminated by singing National Anthem, Jan –Gan- Man……….
Evidence of Success
Motivated by the practice and contents of Tuesday Morning Assembly, the students actively participate in planning and execution of academic and co-academic activities. More students enroll in NSS and take active interest in social, cultural and sports activities. There is interdisciplinary coordination of better level due to feeling of togetherness and social responsibility.
The success of Tuesday Morning Assembly is reflected in the articles contributed by teachers and students, cultural activities during annual gathering, interaction of students with guest speakers etc.
The achievements of Alumni students of the college in various fields in their lives and the feeling expresess by them during interactions also indicate successful outcome of Tuesday Morning Assembly.
Problems encountered and Resources required
The time table has to be adusted with due care to accomonodate the faculties of Arts, Commerce, and Home Science at a given time. The duration of every lecture on Tuesday has been redused by 5 min. At the beging of new academic year; fresh students need extra motivation and counseling to participate actively.
The Tuesday Morning Assembly is of great significance to the college; and necessary arrangements are in place since many years. Therefore additiona resources are not required presently.
Name of the Principal: Dr. (Mrs.) V. V Mohod
Name of the Institution: Smt. Radhadevi Goenka College For Women