Best PracticesSeptember 24, 2023 2023-10-18 19:27
Best Practice 1 : Employment Recapitulation Program (PUNASCHRANA)
- To achieve the vision of the institution viz., to develop all round personality of the Alumni on progressive lines.
- To provide training to alumni on Latest technologies to bridge the Gap between Academia to Industry to former women Engineering Graduate of rural region to get back to explore opportunities
- The context:
Women participation in the workforce is not only important from an organizational perspective but also from a developing economy perspective.As a part of social responsibility ABIT launched a new employment recapitulation program named “PUNASCHRANA” for women on World Malala Day. For those who wish to return to the work force or enter into it for the first time after the long break.This initiative aimed at rural women technology ABIT (Engineering Graduates) of Rural Region of Tealagana. Who are a career break and keen to resume active work.Industry will lose so much of skill, talent and loyalty which is existed in the desired market just because there is no bridge? Obliviously not, we at ABIT have compiled A initiative named “PUNSCHARANA”,which have been already tried and tested by industry leaders to engage with such talent to encourage their growth.We at ABIT campaigns and programs to attract and engage Alumni with targeted the Women candidates sitting at home.Under this, we will train them with latest skills and encouraged them through social media platforms to come and explore various kind of jobs they can try and join back with the novel program initiated by ABIT Named“PUNASCHARANA”.They also promoted through our news letter “ABIT-Pulse” , to keep them posted about upcoming skills, daycare, on-premises nursing & paediatrician etc.As part of this initiative, ABIT provides structured training on latest skill . It helps women sharpen their programming skills, We encourage women looking get back to explore opportunities irrespective of college Ones the Women Graduates completes this programme they are free to apply to any company they choose, job as they choose.
- The Practice:
Training session for alumni on technical and life skills is conducted every day from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM for 2 to 3 Months.The Trainers are provided with details of Alumni’s performances in terms of academic (weekly test, monthly-Test) and attendance records. The trainer also keeps track of the student’s personal development such as Skills, discipline and career related issues.The practice of the Technical skills training system is evaluated by the Dean Academics, so as to ensure quality and efficiency in practice.The grievances of the students are taken up by the Trainer and if necessary it is forwarded to the Principal for necessary remedial actions.
- Evidence of Success:
- Improvement in Technical and life skills, interaction and communication skills.
- Improvement in students’ attendance.
- Establishment of a vibrant relationship between Institute and Alumni
6. Problems encountered and resources required:
The diversity in students’ background and upbringing i.e. lack in the art of effective articulation, indifferent attitude etc.
Best Practice – 2: EFFECTIVE MENTORING SYSTEM FOR STUDENTS
- Objectives of the Practice: To minimize dropouts, improve performance and reduce the stress of the students through personal counselling.
- The Context: Students undergo various problems of stress- personal, academic, physical, and mental. Students are new to professional college life. It creates a lot of stress, especially for hostel students who are away from family for the first time. Students from educationally weak backgrounds feel complex and hesitations in class and are unable to perform well due to inhibitions. Statistics reveal an increasing number of suicides and dropouts. Considering the student-teacher ratio in classrooms, it is difficult at times to give personal attention to students in class. One solution, therefore, is a ‘Mentor’ who can form a bond with students in the true sense. Mentoring is required for students to achieve emotional stability and to promote clarity in thinking and decision-making for overall progress.
- The Practice
Each teacher is assigned around 10-15 students for the complete duration of their study.
- They meet at least once a month to discuss, clarify and share various problems which may be personal or academic, etc.
- The mentors encourage the students to participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities and sports.
- Their academic performance and other activities are all recorded.
- The mentors also keep in touch with the parents on their attendance, test performance, fee payment, examinations etc., on a weekly basis
- The mentors also counsel the students in need of emotional problems.
- When the students have any problem in any department either with the staff or with work completion the mentors speak with the respective staff and sort out the problem.
- Mentors take special care of weak students, who are given advice on how to study, prepare a timetable for study and clarify the doubts and also give notes to study.
- The Head of the department takes the progress of counselling of students by mentors.
Students’ problems are discussed with the departmental heads, and other faculties and necessary actions are taken to solve them.
- Evidence of Success: Evidence of the success of the practice includes better results in the examinations, improved attendance, fewer dropouts, increased participation in co-curricular and extracurricular activities, better discipline on campus and respectful relationships between teachers and students. The students are more relaxed and have a healthy relationship with the staff.