BEST PRACTICES AND INNOVATIONS

  • Environment Consciousness

  • The institution has a system for green-auditing of its facilities.

  • The use of plastic bags is avoided in the campus and the authority has planned to declare the entire campus as “No Plastic Zone”.

  • Students and staff are motivated to use jute bags or cotton bags

  • The students and staff have planted several tree saplings during various tree plantation programmes organized by the institution and all these trees are taken care of and maintained by the gardeners of the institution.

  • Care is taken to ensure that the college environment has low levels of carbon emission and low pollution levels so that the campus is healthy for all.

  • The college is declared as ‘No Tobacco Zone’

  •  Energy conservation

  • The College conducts awareness programmes on energy conservation and adopts measures to ensure that energy is conserved wherever possible.

  • Every department follows a policy of switching on power only when required and switching off when not in use.

  • Class rooms have very wide and long windows with a high roof of almost 12 ft which ensures that the use of lights and fans would be minimum as ventilation is naturally enhanced.

  • Many classrooms, departments, administrative office and the Principal Chamber of the college are airy and well illuminated for the maximum use of natural lighting during the day time. Tube lights are used instead of incandescent bulbs wherever the natural lighting is insufficient to minimize power consumption. The institution strictly observes to see that no electric equipments run unnecessarily. Thus enough measures are taken to use electricity carefully.

  • Almost all the computer monitors in use are either LED, LCD or TFT types to ensure minimum usage of electricity and also to reduce the level of radiation.

∗ Use of renewable energy

  • Presently no renewable energy sources are present in the campus

  • Bio – gas plant has been planned to be installed for use when there will be students as hostel inmates at the campus to be fuelled with the left over and unused covers of vegetables.

  • Plans are ahead to install roof top solar panels

∗ Water harvesting

  • Rain water harvesting project has been implemented in the college. The water thus harvested is being used for watering the plants and gardens.

∗ Efforts for Carbon neutrality

  • Plantation of trees and green grass in the college quadrangle and in the front end.

  • Potted plants dot the corridors of the college with many different samples.

  • The College has made arrangements for the parking of the vehicles of the students and staff near the entrance. This helps in keeping the campus as much clean as possible.

  • The campus is also smoke free. The dead leaves and waste papers are not allowed to be put on fire. The dead leaves and waste papers are scientifically decomposed off by burying them in the soil.

∗ Plantation

  • Tree plantation drives are organized regularly to create clean and green campus. The College takes up planting saplings regularly. The department of the college maintains a green house which houses a large variety of medicinal plants and wide variety of plant species. The department has distributed  plant saplings of ‘Madhunashini’, a medicinal plant or ‘Tulsi’ to students and faculty Planting of tree saplings by chief guests during their visits to the college for various functions.

∗ Hazardous waste management

  •  The college generally does not generate any hazardous waste in any manner. However, the college strives to generate minimal waste and tries to reduce the use of plastics whenever possible.

  • Waste is segregated as biodegradable and non-biodegradable.

  • The college has built a solid waste disposal bin at the rear end of the basket ball stadium. Solid wastes like broken glass beakers, test tubes, rubber tubes, etc. are collected from the entire campus and stored here and is then disposed off.

  • Use of pesticides and other harmful chemicals in the garden is replaced by adopting organic methods of gardening wherever possible.

  • Mild chemicals are used for cleaning and maintaining the campus.

  • Vermicomposting is also in practice for disposing the wet waste from canteen and also other biodegradable wastes.

∗ e-waste management

  • Printer Cartridges are generally refilled and not disposed. Wherever refilling is not possible, the cartridge is returned to the manufacturer

  • Paper waste is sold off to vendors who send it for recycling.

  • Computers in satisfactory working condition, but are obsolete for the system, are usually used for teaching – learning purposes of Computer Architecture and Hardware courses. Similarly, computer parts and peripherals are reused in other systems.

  • All damaged or non-functional electronic materials (e-waste) is returned to the manufacturer.

  • UPS batteries are exchanged for a nominal cost (buy back offers) with the vendor of the new batteries.

  • The management has evolved a procedure for e – waste wherein the individual departments in the college store the waste and once in six months it is collected by a designated person from the management. It is later sent for recycling units.

  • Innovations

  • The innovations introduced during the last four years which have created a positive impact on the functioning of the college are as follows :

  • a. Pre-placement training:  Students are imparted pre-placement training so as to prepare them for interviews. The college placement record will itself speaks volumes and the placement records will show impact of pre-placement training.

  • b. SAFETY:

  • INFRASTRUCTURE:

  • The main building has multiple entry and exit points with wide staircases.

  •  Fire extinguishers are strategically placed at multiple locations including the departments, laboratories, office, Principal’s chamber, auditorium, library, etc.

  • CCTV is installed at strategic locations in the campus and the monitoring unit is housed in the Principal’s chamber to get a quick review of the activities in the college at different locations. This enhances the security system in the college as it also has recording facility.

  • c. Academic

  • All class rooms are made ICT ready

  • Department  has Smart interactive board to enhance the teaching – learning methods with latest technology

  • Several departments have LCD/LED projectors useful for preparing and delivering the lectures through multimedia presentations

  • Every department equipped with a computer and internet connectivity

  • Library has a separate e – library which allows access for e – resources

  • Question bank are made ready in many subjects

  • d. Feedback system

  • Technology enabled learning environment is ensured. The basic computer knowledge has been made compulsory for all the students and the teachers. All the teachers have been instructed to have an email ID, so that important information could be shared instantly. This practice has enabled the teaching faculty to use computers and internet to improve their teaching practices.