Best Practices

Institutional Best Practices

Best Practice I:  Research Initiatives for Students

Objectives

  • To orient and develop research culture amongst students
  • To create awareness about current developments in their specialised fields
  • To enable students to avail research opportunities both in Indian institutes and abroad
  • Motivate students to present research papers in state, national and international conferences/seminars
  • To inculcate scientific temper among school children through social outreach programmes

Context

HEI’s are required to groom students as innovators and researchers so that they would be able to contribute to the development of our nation. In consonance with this national objective, our college, though situated in a rural area, has been trying to make all out efforts to inculcate research aptitude amongst students.

During 2018-19, systematic efforts were made to inculcate research culture amongst students. We organised six national level seminars and workshops for students. Eminent academicians were invited as resource persons for the same. In addition, students were encouraged to attend national conferences and workshops in other colleges.  Also, they were exposed to cutting edge issues of current research scenario such as Patent Writing and information about DAAD fellowship, Germany. As social outreach programme, selected  UG and PG students from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology demonstrated basic science experiments to high school students. Over 150 high school students benefited by this activity. Special Lectures were arranged for students to provide information about research opportunities abroad. Research projects were assigned to students to explore the new trends in relevant fields. All these activities are a step towards creation of an innovation eco system.

 

 

The Practice

The research-oriented activities conducted during 2018-19 are given in the tabular form below.

Conference arranged by college
Sr. No. Name Invited Speaker Date Participants
1 National Seminar on Nanomaterials Dr. B. A. Kakade

SRM University, Chennai

02-09-2018 165  students and 10 faculties of    5 colleges
2 National Workshop on Advances in Spectroscopy Dr. Sushil Dhanmane

Ferguson College, Pune

Dr. D. M. Pore and

Dr. Gajanan Rashinakar

Shivaji University, Kolhapur

07-09-2018 378  students and 15 faculties of 21 colleges
3 National Seminar on Energy Conversion and Storages Prof. B.R. Sankapal

VNIT, Nagpur

 

Dr. Arif Sheikh

Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Dr. S. A. Vanalkar

K.H. College, Gargoti

27-12-2018 120 students

5 Faculties

4 National Workshop on

“Azolla Culture”

Mr. Rahul Havale

Manic Agro, Borgaon

21-09-2018 64 students
5 National Conference on Innovations in Microbiology Dr. A.R. Jadhav

Kanya Mahavidhyalaya, Islampur

Mr. V. B. Nalawade

Y.C. Institute of Science, Satara

04-01-2019 100 students

5 faculties

6 Intellectual Property Rights and Industrial Academia Collaboration Mr. Sachin Lokapure

Appasaheb Birnale College of Pharmacy, Sangli

16-01-2019 60 students
7 Workshop on Arduino Based Embedded System Mr. Tulasidas Salunkhe

Electrosal Hitech Pvt. Lmt. Nipani

15-03-2019 50 students

8 faculties

8 National Conference on Sustainable Agriculture Dr. Shamrao Jahagirdhar

University of Agricultural Science, Dharwad

Prof. M.B. Deshmukh

Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Dr. Gurudatt Hegade

University of Agricultural Science, Dharwad

12-02-2019 232 participants
Conferences, workshops attended by students
Sr.

No.

Name of Conference Venue Date No. Of Participated Students
1 New Horizon- Joy of Learning Physics Sanjay Ghodawat University, Atigre 04-02-2019 14 students

01- Faculty

2 National conference on “Science and Technology for Sustainable Development Jaysingpur College, Jaisingpur 20-01-2019 09-Students

02-Faculty

3 National conference on “Recent Trends in Plant Science” G.I. Bagewadi College, Nipani 24-03-2019 06-Students

01-Faculty

4 Avishkar Competition Shivaji University, Kolhapur 27-12-2018 05 Students
5 Intercollegiate Poster Presentation Competition Shivraj College, Gadhinglaj 26-02-2019 05 students
Exhibition of science experiments for school students
Sr. No. Name of Activity Participated Department Date No. Of Participants
1 Student enrichment programme : Basic aspect of Science Science association 28-02-2019 150 Students

05 Schools

Special Lectures for Research Promotion
Sr. No. Title Invited Speaker Date Participants
1 Special Lecture on Fuel Cell Dr. Atul Jamale

CICECO, University of Aveiro, Portugal

12-08-2018 36 students
2 Special Lecture on Research opportunities in Korea Dr. Sawanta Mali

Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea

18-09-2018 24 students
3 Special Lecture on Solar Cell Dr. Nilesh Tarwal, Shivaji University, Kolhapur 15-03-2019 25 students
4 Guest Lecture on HPLC Dr. S.R. Sabale

Jaysingpur College, Jaisingpur

01-10-2018 18 students

 

Outcome:

  1. Research Output of students
Level Number of Student participated No. of Papers Presented No. of Papers Published
National 38 19 19
International 04 02 01
  1. Students were exposed to research-oriented programmes and interest in research created.
  2. Students were acquainted with various research areas and opportunities in the country and abroad.
  3. Students learnt about patent filing process.
  4. Students developed presentation skills by attending workshops/conferences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Practice II:  Initiatives for the Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Shulk Shishyavrutti Yojna 2018-19: Scholarship Programme for Economically Backward Students

Objectives

  • To make students aware of and make them avail the benefits of Shri Rajarshi Shahu Scholarship Scheme launched by Government of Maharashtra in 2018-19
  • To ensure benefit of the same to every eligible student

Context

           In 2018-19, the Government of Maharashtra announced the scholarship programme for economically backward students with family income of less than Rs.8 lakhs per annum. Under the scheme, the tuition fees and examination fees of eligible students applying for the scholarship were to be refunded by the Government. The Government also extended the benefits of the scheme to Marathi speaking students coming from border areas of Karnataka. The primary mission of our college is to provide quality education at minimal cost to the students coming from deprived classes of rural areas located on the border of Karnataka and Maharashtra. Hence, a decision was taken to make all out efforts to pass the benefits of the scheme to maximum students who were eligible for the scheme.

Practices

           A committee was formed at the college level for effective implementation of the scheme. A students’ meeting was called and the details of the scheme and procedures were explained. An appeal was made to eligible students to keep necessary documents ready well in advance.  In addition, the printed pamphlets providing the details of the scheme, eligibility criteria, essential documents and procedure of online applications, etc. were circulated amongst the students. The teacher members of the committee went from class to class and motivated the students to avail the benefits of the scheme. When the tab of online application for the scheme was opened, students were given assistance by the administrative staff of the committee to fill in their applications. As some students faced difficulty in filling online forms, a special tech-support cell was established and their problems were resolved. Systematic efforts were made to promote the newly announced scholarship program to students.

Evidence of Success

           A  special Letter of Appreciation was received from Joint Director, Higher Education, Kolhapur division for the successful work done by the college in executing the scheme.

In all, 1021 students received the scholarship.

Problems Encountered

Initially, when the tab for online application was opened, students coming from Karnataka faced difficulty as there was no provision in the software for the students of other states.

Solution

The college did correspondence and follow up action with the Government of Maharashtra to make necessary changes in their software. The Government took corrective measures by introducing a special tab for Maharashtra-Karnataka Border Students (MKB).

Resources Required

Tech-support Cell  for online applications