Our Best Practices
The teaching-learning landscape has undergone a radical transformation in the last two decades. New techniques and technologies have resulted in a paradigm shift in the educational sector, which in turn has extended the classroom borders. Our institution strives to pursue impeccable quality and standards of excellence in academics, research, administration and extension services. It has become the need of hour to cope with the changing dimensions and means of higher education and to sustain in the tide of globalization. While keeping in pace with the new trends and tendencies in higher education scenario, it is vitally important to inculcate a moral base in our students. With this objective, our college has been pursuing many best practices and activities that helps to boost the humanitarian, environmental and egalitarian values among students.
Best practices add value to human life and impart opportunities to the students and staff to perform their social responsibility. Our college is devoted to moulding and empowering our student community who hail from varied backgrounds ranging from disadvantaged sections to affluent ones. We are committed to ensure equity in access to higher education. Our institution is not only sensitive towards the needs of the students belonging to the economically weaker sections of the society but also inspire the students to engage in strengthening ties with the community by identifying and supporting the needy ones. We strongly believe in taking teaching beyond the books and strive hard to inculcate a sense of social responsibility in our students. Our college considers it as our foremost duty to identify the societal issues and devise methods to solve them with the support of our staff and students. Our institution has come up with certain initiatives and schemes such as "Karuna" and "Amrutha Varshini" to identify the most deprived, needy and poor and paving the way for them to march ahead in life. The salient Best practices pursued by our institute are as follows:
- Our activities are not confined to our campus alone. We provide financial assistance to the impoverished outside our college with the help of our students. "Karuna" extends a helping hand to significantly improve the quality of life of the community in need by conducting Fundraiser programmes in our college.
- A "Mid-day Meal Scheme" has been launched in our college with a view to provide nutritional food to underprivileged students.
- "Karuna" volunteered in Constructing Houses for the needy ones in association with the National Service Scheme.
- As part of "Karuna" initiative, the staff and the students of our college collaborated in spearheading the Flood Relief and Rehabilitation work during the 2017 and 2019 floods in Kerala. The students collected dress and essential materials for the flood victims and distributed to them.
- "Karuna" has been serving food and medicines to the inmates of Regional Cancer Centre, District Hospital Kollam and various other destitute homes with the active participation of our students.
- Distribution of Books and Water bottles for needy students in government schools have been done under the "Karuna" initiative.
- Our Karuna team regularly visits destitute homes and provide them with food and clothes
- Under the aegis of Karuna, a fund raiser was organized to pay for the medical expenses of two of our students. The collected amount was handed over to the students via students union members by Honourable M.P. Sri N.K. Premachandran in a function organized at the college. The staff and students of our college also contributed to the treatment of a parent suffering from chronic kidney disease
- The Covid19 pandemic induced lockdown has forced the educational institutions to introduce online classes for students. However, when education goes all digital, there are many students without proper gadgets to attend the online sessions. "Karuna" in association with the FSA, PTA and students' union took the initiative of distributing mobile phones to the disadvantaged students
Music interventions have been shown to be a potential therapeutic method for many medical conditions. Cancer patients and persons with disability or other chronic health issues often suffer from anxiety and depression. Music therapy is often used as a non-invasive method to reduce anxiety and depression.
- "Amrutha Varshini", an initiative by the Department of Music in collaboration with the Pain and Palliative Care Trust Kollam, frequently organizes various musical programmes for the cancer patients at the Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram.
- As part of "Amrutha varshini" initiative, musical programmes have been conducted for the mentally challenged children at "Ashraya" by the students of our college.
As an extension activity, the Department of Music regularly conducts workshops and lecture demonstrations for music enthusiasts in the community. We have an enthusiastic student community attending the sessions which comprises of home makers, women entrepreneurs and students from other institutions. During the lockdown period, classes were conducted online and now we have a burgeoning student strength with NRI candidates as well.
PLANT A TREE CAMPAIGN
- Our college has initiated 'Plant a Tree' Campaign among students to create a pollution free environment within the campus that is rich in greenery. Even though located in the heart of the city, the lush green atmosphere gives a refreshing environment which fosters students to pursue their studies peacefully and undisturbed.
- Use of pesticides and other harmful chemicals in the garden is replaced by adopting organic methods of gardening wherever possible.
- Tree plantation drives are organized regularly to create clean and green campus. The NSS and NCC wings of the college take up planting saplings regularly.
- The Botany department of the college maintains a garden which houses a large variety of medicinal plants and wide variety of plant species.
BREAK FREE FROM PLASTIC
Our college is committed to creating a Plastic Free Campus and strives towards the long-term elimination of plastic usage in campus. Students are encouraged to bring lunch in steel tiffin boxes and water in steel bottles