IQAC

 1. A Brief Note on IQAC, GFGC, Hanagodu:

  The GFGC, Hanagodu has been run by the Govt. of Karnataka and the curricular and extracurricular programs are affiliated to the University of Mysore and recognized by Karnataka State Universities Act 2000. The college offers programs in undergraduate programs (BA, B.Com and BBA) and conducts programs of relevance and need. Internal Quality Assurance Cell ( IQAC) of the college always evolves strategies to maintain quality in the academic and administrative activities of the institution since its inception in the year 2007. It keeps its pace along with the changing/current/innovative ideas in these processes. It plays a vital role in the institution by reviewing periodically the teaching-learning process, structures of methodologies of operations and learning outcomes. There are many practices that IQAC has contributed quality initiative in a significant way.

 

The institution has made it a custom to conduct one day Orientation Programme for the freshers in the beginning of each academic year in order to give detailed information about the college, course, syllabus, facilities, scholarships, sports and cultural activities, NSS, library, exam pattern and code of conduct etc. by the principal and the concerned teachers/coordinators.To acquaint the students to some other learned/resource persons the IQAC invites teachers from other colleges/universities to deliver Special lecture to the students.Workshops, seminars and conferences are conducted in the college to provide exposure to research and creativity.IQAC also conducts vocational Guidance programmes for the students in order to educate them. Special classes, spoken English classes, Remedial teaching classes also conducted in the college to ensure quality.  

 

Cultural and sports training and competitions are accordingly held in the college to provide opportunities for all-round development of the students. Various methodologies used for holistic development of the learner through student support activities. Different processes involved are sensitization of students’ social issues through different committees-women empowerment, sexual harassment elimination, placement activities and orientation programmes. Language department encourages students to critically review drama, and films by screening films and conducting workshops. Similarly, high achievers in the previous semesters are also identified and special support is provided to these students so that they can perform well and score ranks at the university level.Various awareness programmes about the NAAC requirements, preparations, understanding of the NAAC procedure were conducted in the last five years.

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C. Institutional Values and Best Practices:

The institution upholds the sensitization of gender by organizing various programs under Women Empowerment Committee and there are Forums like Grievance Redressal, Sexual Harassment Redressal Cell who not only address the gender and ragging related issues but also organise seminars, self-defence classes, poster making, celebrate women day and paper presentations. Both boys and girls are equally encouraged and given equal opportunities to actively participate in different activities. There is a girls’ waiting room and a wash room with required facilities in them.

The CC Cameras have enhanced the safety of the students (especially girl students). Solar energy is used to the available extent to reduce the use of electric energy. As a part of Green Practices No motored Vehicle day once in a month is observed. On other days most of the students use public transport to come to college. The college has been striving hard to bring in the culture of environmental consciousness among the students through Eco Club which holds jathas and special lectures to create awareness on various burning environmental issues. Use of plastic in any form is strictly avoided as much as possible. Ramp is there for the use of differently abled students.

Students participate in the programmes organized by local Rotary, Red Cross Units. The students are oriented after their admission about the code of conduct to be followed in and around the institution. Importance of human values, national integration, non-violence, fundamental duties is informed during National festival celebrations and other such gathering as well as in the regular classes when such topic arises. Transparency is maintained in financial, academic and administrative areas by displaying the fees to be paid, scholarship amount sanctioned, internal marks obtained, prizes won in the competitions on the notice board. Blood Donation, Blood Group checkup, Health checkup and such camps are organized in the institution as part of best practices. Institution has separate Mail ID for each Committee/ Forums, communication is done through mails to prevent excess usage of paper with a view to move towards paperless functioning. Institution has got strong Waste Management system including-Solid waste management, Liquid waste management, E-waste management. Rain water harvesting structures is in place. The collected water is pumped to the overhead tank and used for college premises cleaning, watering plants and so on.

The institution has organized  activities to increase consciousness about national identities and symbols. The institution offers a course on Human Values and professional ethics.Recognizing and encouraging students excelled in academics, sports, cultural, and extracurricular areas. Special activities for slow and fast learners is one of college best practices. Holistic education to each and every student is considered as the distinctiveness of the college in the context of its vision.

 

C. Best Practices

Practice 1

NO-MOTOR VEHICLE DAY

Objectives of the Practice

1. To create awareness among students and the public to make less use of motor vehicles.

2. To create awareness among students and the public about air pollution and its preventive measures.

3. To make students and public health conscious.

The Context

Environment pollution has become one of the miseries of modern world. Man is chasing time under his work pressure. Besides this, population is not coming under control compared with the resources available. Need of transportation is gaining more importance day by day. No one is staying at home. Some go to work places, some go to schools and colleges, some visit relatives and friends and some go on tour and picnic.

The number of users of public transportation is gradually deceasing as people have started using own vehicles. In this mad rush of travel the number of people thinking about the consequence of it on environment is very less. Use of vehicles run by fuel has damaged environment by causing air pollution. So it’s high time to create awareness among people, especially, youth to stop further damage of environment. That’s why this effort to practice is made in the institution.

The Practice

The above mentioned practice includes mainly the students and the staff of the institution. It is observed once in a month. The date is decided in the meeting of the staff and the same is intimated to the students. On that particular day the students and staff do not use motor vehicles. They come by bicycle or on foot. Prior Police permission was sought for the event.

Its uniqueness is reflected when the students and teachers walk from their abode to college they come in bunches. This is observed by the onlookers and some of them ask the reason for going by walk to the college. Then the students tell about this practice.

This practice tries to fulfill one of the goals of higher education viz., creating awareness about environmental issues among the stakeholders and thereby making to contribute in protecting it.

 

This practice has its own limitations/constraints. Some of them are:

1. The college is at the outskirts.

2. Students have to walk a long distance.

 

Evidence of Success: In spite of the above mentioned limitations the students started to respond positively to this practice. The staff also gave a good response. The students became aware about the ives of the practice. Though the practice focuses on air pollution caused by vehicles the thrust behind the practice is to make students aware about environmental issues in general. They started to keep the classrooms and the campus clean by cleaning and gathering it in the dustbins. Use of plastic papers, throwing waste papers and such waste has been controlled to a larger extent.

 

Problems Encountered and Resources Required

Inculcating good habits in human beings needs time and effort. The present practice also witnessed a few problems in its implementation. They are:

1. Convincing them to come to college one day every month on foot or by bicycle was a tough job.

2. Attendance of students on such days was relatively less.

3. Students who were not accustomed to long walks, especially girls and rich, found pain in the legs and found some difficulty in listening to the classes.

4. It requires no resources, if at all it requires any that is bicycle only.

 

Practice 2

PREPARING STUDENTS FOR COPETITIVE EXAMS:

Objective of the practice:

  1. Introducing rural and under privileged students to the competitive world.
  2. Preparing rural and under privileged students to face the competitive world.
  3. Enhancing their potentiality and bringing them into the mainstream.

 

The Context:

IQAC in our College has taken the initiative to start Coaching classes to prepare the students for Competitive Exams. We have identified students who are talented and under privileged and categorize according to their learning ability in order to cater to the needs of these students individually. The Coordinator for Placement Cell has taken the in charge of the project. Every day selected general knowledge materials and information from newspapers and the magazines will be displayed on the notice board by the Placement cell Coordinator. On Saturdays students will be made to stay extra time and core subjects will be taught for them from the basics with the cooperation of the faculty members. After a month’s practice a test that includes Multiple Choice Questions will be conducted on every last Saturday of the month. The question paper includes questions from all the subjects. Answer scripts are corrected immediately and marks are made known to the students. Students’ difficulty and doubts are clarified on the spot.  Extra coaching is given to each one of the them by giving individual attention. Each student will be initiated to interaction and understand the difficulties faced by the students. Audio and Videos relating to the subjects are played in the class to provide better understanding of the subject. Chapter wise revision are made based on previous year question papers. Special or remedial classes are conducted to improve the performance of the students. Here students are also encouraged to give presentations of their interest. Students are made to solve Model question papers having the focus score better marks.

The Practice

The above mentioned practice includes mainly the students and the staff of the institution. Meetings will be held in this regard to decide who has to teach what and a time-table will be prepared. The classes are conducted after the class hours every Saturday.  The last Saturday of the month test will be conducted on the completed portion.  The information regarding date will be displayed on the notice board well in advance. The question paper includes questions from all the subjects. Answer scripts are corrected immediately and marks are made known to the students. Students’ difficulty and doubts are clarified on the spot.

 

This practice has its own limitations/constraints. Some of them are:

1. It is very difficult to retain the students, especially girls, as they all come from distant rural areas.

2. Students have to walk a long distance after the special class.

3. Have to face parental ion, especially if student is a girl.

 

Evidence of Success: In spite of the above mentioned limitations the students started to respond positively, and their parents use to come to the college to take them back. The faculty have been were committed and have intention to contribute.

 

Problems Encountered and Resources Required

This special coaching also witnessed a few problems in its implementation. They are:

  1. Motivating the students of high goals.
  2. Convincing them to come attend the special classes without fail in order to achieve their goal.
  3. Convincing the parents regarding the reality and the future of their children.

It requires no extra resources, but only time and commitment. 

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