SHRI S. H. KELKAR COLLEGE OF ARTS, COMMERCE AND SCIENCE, DEVGAD, SINDHUDURG (MS)
Information regarding Innovative Practices in the College
(Extract from IQAR Criterion – VII “Inovations and Best Practices”)
Reference: Your letter dated 15.02.2016
- Innovations and Best Practices
7.1 Innovations introduced during this academic year which have created a positive impact on
the functioning of the institution. Give details.
|Better communication between students and faculty, students and administration has been encouraged during the year which helped to create friendly and conducive atmosphere over the premises of the college. Frequent direct and indirect feedback from the students and employees helped administration for smooth conduct.
Frequent efforts are taken to create environmental awareness and awareness of Clean India Campaign among the students with the help of various co-curricular and extra-curricular departments. Internet and ICT facilities of the college have been continuously upgraded.
Continuous efforts have been taken for the social orientation of the students and faculty of the college. Through Extension services like NSS, WDC students are encouraged to participate in the social activities and government missions of social welfare. Faculty of the college is also promoted to use their expertise for the benefit of the local folk especially for the people who are involved in the primary sector of agriculture and fisheries in the region.
7.2 Provide the Action Taken Report (ATR) based on the plan of action decided upon at the
beginning of the year:
|Continuous internal evaluation of the students was conducted during the academic year as decided in the beginning of the year. Also students were given proper counselling and guidance for their career in future. College faculty is often enthusiastic to contribute in the research as well as social activities.
Students are encouraged to register more participation in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities which helps their thorough development of personality.
Keeping the pace with the growing need of the college infrastructure and other facilities of the college are constantly upgraded.
7.3 Give two Best Practices of the institution:
|1. Recycling and reusing the wastewater in the campus especially for the gardening and construction.
2. Creating environmental awareness among the students. Nature Club and Environmental Science (PG) Department of the college often take initiatives for this.
3. Faculty of the Environmental Science is driving the social movement to protect Olive Ridley, one of the endangered species of sea turtle. Entire wildlife management of the Sindhudurg district is observed by the Environmental Science Department of the college. The work is also recognised by the various national and international institutes and Forest Department of the state.
4. Guidance is provided to the local farmers and fishermen on their problems.
5. ‘Earn and Learn’ scheme of the college provides financial support to the needy students by the way of learn and earn.
(Please refer Annexure IV)
7.4 Contribution to environmental awareness / protection:
(Please refer Annexure IV)
7.5 Whether environmental audit was conducted? : No
7.6 Any other relevant information the institution wishes to add. (for example SWOT Analysis):
|A Committee for SWOT analysis is appointed under the Chairmanship of the former coordinator of IQAC. The process is continuous.|
- Plans of institution for next year:
(Criterion VII, 7.3)
Details of Best Practices
Extension Activities of Consultancy and the Environmental Protection
- A) Bio Product Research and Training Centre:
College has Government approved Agricultural Testing Laboratory and Consultancy service under the title of ‘Bio-Product Research and Training Centre’ through which the college participated in the central government funded scheme ‘Rashtriy Krushi Vikas Yojana’(RKVY) and analysed 2494 samples. The Fertility Index of 54 villages from Ratnagiri district and 18 villages from Sindhudurg district was drawn and displayed in each village in collaboration with District soil testing labs and Government of Maharashtra. The revenue generated through this centre in the year 2014-15 is Rs. 2,10,310/- The centre also provide the platform for the needy students of college under the scheme ‘learn and Earn’. This year 42 students participated in this scheme and earned Rs. 68,000/- as stipend.
The centre not only sticks up for commercial activities but also offers a warm support for academicians and institutes. The following are the beneficiary especially from academic endeavour:
- Students pursuing post graduate degree in Environmental Science from University Sub centre, Ratnagiri of University of Mumbai.
- The post graduate students of Bio-Chemistry department of Gogate-Jogalekar College, Ratnagiri.
- Prof. Dr. Shetye, Department of Agronomy, Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli for the project funded by DST.
- Prof. Dr. Survanshi, Department of Zoology, Ambejogai College, Beed for the project funded by FIST and CSIR.
- Prof. Abhyankar, Department of Chemistry, Ambedkar College, Mahad for the project funded by UGC.
- The faculty members from the host institution pursuing their doctoral degree as well as involved with UGC University funded minor and major research projects.
- B) Contribution in Conservation and Ecology:
- Department of Environmental Science and Nature Club conduct the joint activities of conservation and environmental protection in Sindhudurg District.
- A project to protect Olive Ridley sea turtles is being conducted under the Guidance of Prof. Nagesh Daptardar, In Charge, Department of Environmental Science (PG). To accelerate the campaign, the local fishermen community is given proper guidance to protect nests on the sea shore and to protect the infants of the sea turtle and to send them back to sea and also to keep watch on the ghost fishing in the ocean. The project is funded by the State Government of Maharashtra and UNDP.
- A drive to protect wild elephant is conducted by the Forest Department and Wildlife Organisation. Environmental Science Department of the college is active participant in the drive. Conflict between human and elephant is on the edge in the region and therefore the solution on this problem is to capture elephants and taming them. The project of captivating elephants is run by the State Forest Department and the Environmental Science department of the college actively contributed in it. The project receives grants from the Forest Department of the state.
- Nagesh Daptardar, In Charge of the Department is honoured by the Forest Department of the State as Honorary Wild-Life Warden and given proper authority.
- Nagesh Daptardar and Environmental Science Department of the college is active in the leopard conservation drive in the district. Through the department the awareness of leopard conservation is created in the local folk and community is also helped to get compensation from the State Forest department to the local farmers and community who are affected by the leopard in various causes.
- The waste water of the college laboratories is recycled and used for the garden of the college. The sewage of the college is also used for the same. To serve the purpose the Chemistry Laboratory of the college has developed a mechanism on the basis of the Green Chemistry principle.