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1. Title of the Practice: Providing Self Defence Training to Girl Students.
2. Goal : To facilitate Self Defence Training to Girl students.
3. The Context: To Create gender sensitization. To empower girl students through self defence practice. To instil self confidence and security among girls.
4. Practice : This college has been organizing self defence training program for girls since 2013- 14. Smt. T.M.Das , Dept. of Education and Dr. A.K.Mohanty, N.C.C. Officer are the convener of this program. Miss Itisree Swain and Miss Sagarika Pradhan of this college have been trained as Master Trainers by Govt. Of Odisha Higher Education Department to impart training to the girls. They are imparting training the technique of Karate and Boxing to the students and also giving moral strength to protect themselves.
5. Evidence of Success: In the year 2013-14 sixty number of girls have been trained by the Master Trainers of the college. Another 120 students trained in the year 2014-15, also 180 number of students during the session 2015-16. The duration of the program in each year is for twelve days.
6. Problem Encountered and Resource Required: In spite of the mobilisation and motivation by the convener of Self Defence Unit of the college to the students, participation of girls found less in number. For the success of this program financial incentives are provided by the Higher Education Department, Govt. of Odisha, both to the learners and Master Trainers.
1. Title of the Practice: Automation of College library and Accounts
➢ To provide quick and effective services.
➢ To smoothen the daily operation of the college office.
➢ To maintain information in readily retrievable manner.
➢ To reduce physical labour and requirement of manpower .
➢ To cope up with the rapidly changing scenario of higher education in India and meet its demand.
➢ To be commensurate with the quality promotion and sustenance initiatives fostered by the college.
3. The Context: As one of the premier institutions of higher education in the southern Odisha, the college has to deal with hundreds of students every year. About seventy employees are working in the college. The college has an enriched library with about thirty six thousand of books and journals to its credit. It involves a good number of non-teaching staff to provide services like admission, examination, scholarship and free ship, payment to its staff, issue of books etc to various stake holders. The college is also a Nodal Centre of Students Academic Management System of Odisha to facilitate the admission of the students to different colleges in the block. The college is also a Valuation Zone of Council of Secondary Education of Odisha. A good amount of labour is required for the smooth delivery of these services and to maintain a record of data regarding student profile, college fees, grants and accounts etc. Expertise in ICT is also required to maintain a salubrious relationship with the affiliating University, the State Government and the UGC. But a good number of staff are not till accustomed with the use computers and advanced method of teaching process.
4. The Practice: Under the above context, the college Management and IQAC took initiatives for automation of the college library and going to adopt the automation of accounts from 1st april,2016 as per the guidelines of Govt. for which The Principal, Account bursurs and Accountant were taken training . Some of the practices maintained for this purpose include:
➢ The college has procured the College Automation software from Assenger,Bhubaneswar and installed the same.
➢ The State Government has also provided training to the Accountant and accounts Bursar to prepare the Pay Bill under HRMS.
➢ The college has arranged training of non-teaching staff to accustom with use of computers.
➢ For training of these staff the DEO are engaged .
➢ Training is also imparted to non-teaching staff to operate photocopier machine for reprography.
➢ Computerization has to be introduced in fields like fees collection, Pay roll preparation, Accounts, Examinations, Admission, Scholarship, Book search in library etc.
➢ The library,staff common room ,career and counselling cell, IQAC and office are provided with BSNL internet connections.
5. Evidence of Success: Introduction of automation in the college has accepted by the stake holders. Students and other stake holders are receiving quick and good services. Complex processes like admission, examination, salary payment, scholarship, correspondence etc are performed effectively and efficiently. Library users are able to search books by using the automation mechanism and avail reprographic facilities. The non-teaching staff are now equipped with the skill and knowledge that restores confidence with them. Thus, the automation process ensured quality attainment and sustenance for smooth administration.
6. Problems encountered: Some of the non-teaching staffs were lack of self-confidence to adopt automation system. Some members who are in the verge of retirement were reluctant to learn the use of computers. To overcome the resistance, the Principal and IQAC organised meetings with the staff from time to time to motivate them.
7. Resources: The financial assistance from UGC RUSA and infrastructural resources available in the college were utilised.