- BEST PRACTICE
Best practices are those which add value to human life and support the core values of an institution. It helps in the development of an institution as a source/ means to perform social responsibilities. It contributes to the promotion of civic behavior, nation building and social cohesion through the transmission of democratic values and cultural norms. This supports the formation and strengthening of social capital, generally understood as the benefits of membership in a social network that can provide access to resources, guarantee accountability and serve as a safety net in terms of crisis. The institutions, relationships and norms that emerge from higher education are instrumental in influencing the quality of society's interactions, which underpin economic, political and social development. The best practice of experiential learning is inbuilt in the curriculum which requires a lot of commitment from both staff and students.
In order to fulfill our role, we have engaged in various tasks which can be labeled as Best Practices such as Fostering Community Responsibility, Empowering Women, Skill Development Program, Promoting Gender Equality, Spreading Legal awareness etc.
1 Title of the practice: Dristi – The gift of EYE is the Gift of God
Objective of the practice:
The eyes are among the most sensitive organs of the body and are considered to be one of the most important senses. Despite this, taking good care of our eyes is often ignored, resulting in many people losing their sight and needing glasses. More than 60% cases of blindness are preventable if identified in time. While eye examinations have so much to offer, they are not of much use if not done regularly. The basic visual acuity screening identifies if and when one will need to start using glasses for the first time. Examination of lens, retina, and optic nerve are pivotal parts of a regular full eye check-up. Regularly Dristi Eye Hospital Devanahalli in association with college organizes Eye Checkup camps for all students, staff as well as public.
Most of the students come from rural background with little or no knowledge about the importance the eyes have in their day to day activities. Further some of them even work to support their family. Hence in this regard this programme is designed to showcase the importance of eyes that they possess and at same time to prevent any illnesses found at the initial stage. This service is also given to the public too.
The eyes will be examined both outside and inside. This will allow the optometrist to assess the health of the eyes and may identify any other underlying medical problems. The interior of the eye will be examined using an ophthalmoscope, a special torch which shines a light through the pupil allowing a detailed study of the internal structures.
The Ophthalmologist examines:
- Eye movements and co-ordination
- Choosing glasses or contact lenses
Evidence of success:
- Eye problems were identified.
- For small eye defects corrections were suggested.
- For others free spectacles were distributed.
- For major problems further eye checkup was suggested.
BEST PRACTICE : 2
Title of the practice: CHAITHANYA-Service Learning
Objective of the practice:
- Practical way to engage students in civic responsibilities, academic curriculum and Social actions.
- The student’s needs to compete in this modern technology like Community age, Social Responsibility, Interaction with the people for Problem Analyzing and Solving Skills.
- Helps in building a culture of communication and representation of academic and co-curricular activities.
- Encourages students from different classes to interact with each other and bridge the gap of senior and junior.
- Share information, inform the students about weekly activities and programs more clearly, and make important announcements.
- Motivates students with appreciation, rewards, and accolades on performing well in academics and curricular activities.
- Trains in Public speaking skills.
In the contemporary society, the students are exceedingly insensible about the issues of the society where they live.
It is natural that the students must be made aware about the issues that hog the public domain.Hence extension activities are a necessity.
Students of all streams are given an opportunity to represent the stage with different role to overcome stage fear and to develop self-confidence.
The Institute motivates and encourages in various activities like:
• The type of work or task assigned to the students of all classes to exhibit their inbuilt talents on the stage.
• Participation in Legal awareness and Social awareness programmes by Jatta or Skits to publics as well to our college students.
• Collecting sponsors and donations for relief and rehabilitation of people affected by natural calamities.
• Student’s contribution to old age homes by frequent visits.
• Campus cleaning and beautification of college by regular sramadhana on National festivals by all NSS volunteers.
The Institute also extends its hands by involving in different social mindfulness programs such as :
- Bharath Scouts and Guides of our organized a visit to Open Shelter for Children in Devanahalli .
- With the support of Institute, staff and students, the children and the old were provided with fruits, snacks in the home and stationeries to the children too.
- These activities enhanced the students learning the value of humane behavior and helpful nature.
A visit to Government Hospital Devanahalli:
Institute organized a charity event in Government Hospital Devanahalli as one of the features of its social activities.
Needy patients were given fruits and biscuits. Our students prayed for their speed recovery.
Additionally, a “Election Awareness Programmes” with help of skits and dramas were staged in public places.
All students of the college were involved in the Mock Polling Programme organized by the Department of Political Science.
Through this programme students’ awareness and importance towards polling increased and they gained knowledge of the role of a citizen democratic government.
EVIDENCE OF SUCCESS
- Students turn up in different activities with confidence.
- Overall performance in academic, sports and cultural activities has increased tremendously.
- Students’ participation as volunteers in socio- cultural activities has phenomenally increased. To mention a few activities such as Elections, Pulse Polio Programmes, to sanitizing of students who are taking up SSLC Examination and Air Show in IAF Yelahanka. For these activities many have received Certificate of Appreciation.
- The students’ empathy towards elders and deprived has been evidenced and they have been voluntarily involved in helping them too.
- Students as responsible citizens cast their votes in local body elections and National Elections too.