Best Practices for 2020-2025
1-Title of the Practice–digiKMGGPGC
2. Objectives of the Practice
- To promote the objective of “Digital India” mission
- To ensure transparency in all type of work
- Make teaching more effective with the use of visual medium
- Increase the participation of students who are otherwise unable to ensure physical presence in college continuously.
- To overcome challenges of less than adequate facilities/books in library through promotion of e-Library, IFLIBNET/DELNET.
- Provide doorstep internet/photopcopy facilities through e-Suvidha Kendra
- Minimize the use of paper through the use of iPads and iPencil and it started with M.Sc. Zoology.
- Reading contents to be made available 24×7 by uploading recording of class lectures which can be accessed from anywhere.
- Save time, money and energy so that more work is done as per the convenience of teachers/students.
- Bing international exposure to teachers/students through lectures by speakers of outside India
3. The Context
Digitalization is the need of the day. Our PM launched Digital India mission to promote digitalization in every sector of the country. By digitalization work becomes easy and it also ensures transparency. KMGGPGC is targeted to digitalize all the work from teaching to administration in due course of time in phased manner.
4. The Practice
Following practices of digitalization are started college to develop KMGGPGC as a digiCampus.
- Smart LCD based classe and lab-Five smart classes are developed and LCD projector is installed in all labs and some of the classes. In next five years all classes will be digitalized by installing LCD projector and later on they are converted into Smart classes.
- Promotion of Digital library and use of e-Books–KMGGPGC has the membership of INFLIBNET and DELNET Digital Library. KMGGPGC provided separate login ID, password to the Faculty and Research scholars. Other students visit e-library section to use them. Soon all students of college will be provided separate login ID, password. KMGGPGC faculty members are also provide eBooks to their students time to time. Most of the M.Sc. students are using eBooks
- Online admission- Online admission started in 2018. Alltype of admissions are conducted online.Prospectus is not printed and it is available in digital form on website.
- Cashless transaction- All type of financial transaction are done through online payment, No cash transaction is allowed in college.
- Digital purchase- Most of the purchase in college is conducted through online mode by GeM and eTender.
- Digital Service Book (Manav Sampada Portal)- Service book of all employees is digitalized by state government and its login credential are provided to employees.
- Online class – Online classes are started in some subjects and it will be implemented in all subjects in due course of time.
- Upload class lecture – Many teacher have uploaded their recorded lecture on YouTube and links are available on college website.
- Use of virtual lab- In labs digital practical are started such as use of digital microscope for slide. Virtual lab links are available on college website.
- Online examination – Google based online examination, edXbee app based online examination started in some subjects. Online test links are available on college website. Students can usefor practice.
- Library automation – Library automation is completed
- Develop eLibrary- An eLibrary section is developed to asses digital books and digital library.
- Preloaded eTablets for library- To address digital divide eTabletes will be purchased for library. EContents are preloaded on them so eContent can be accessed offline. They can be issued to students like books for time being.
- Develop eSuvidha Kendra in campus – On PPP mode eSuvidha Kendra is developed in college campus, Student can use it on minimal payment basis.
- Wi-Fi campus and LAN facilities to all departments- Campus is Wi-Fi and LAN facilities is provided to all departments. This will be upgraded in due course of time
- Management Information System (MIS) of College–Before the session 2018-19 institution have already partial Management information system with these facilities:
- Online admission process through portal of CCS University, Meerut.
- Fee submission only by electronic mode: no cash fee submission at all.
- Online registration forms for admission.
- Online examination form submission through university portal.
- College app available on Google Application Store.
- Interactive website www.kmgcbadalpur.org
- Paperless Class– First time in the history of the traditional education system of India KMGGPGC introduced a paperless class in M.Sc. Zoology as a pilot project. Students prepare their practical file, Notes, Assignments digitally and give internal exams digitally in their handwriting. Attended online classes during vacations and participated in online tests. All the M.Sc. students are provided Apple iPad with iPencil, so they can easily write and note class work (to overcome the main objection of eEducation opponents that students lose their handwriting and become typist). Now all the M.Sc. students write down everything on their Apple iPad with iPencil. They also prepare assignment, project and practical records on iPad and send to their teacher by email. Teacher evaluates them on their iPad with the help of iPencil and return them to students on their mail with remark and marking. Dept also started an internal exam on digital exam copy and soft copy of exam paper is displayed on student iPad as exam gets started.
5. Evidence of Success
Details of all the practices are available on college website https://www.kmgcbadalpur.org. Following headings are hyperlinked and evidence of success can be view in details by click them.
- Online admission
- Cashless transaction in college for all activities
- Admission fees
- Balance fees
- Degree Fees
- Back /Ex Exam Fee
- Fee Structure
- Digital purchase –GeM eTender
- Digital Service Book
- Online class
- Upload class lecture
- Develop smart classes
- Use of virtual lab
- Online examination , Test
- Library automation
- Develop eLibrary
- Preloaded eTablets for library
- Develop eSuvidha Kendra in campus
- Wi-Fi campus and LAN facilities to all departments
- Minimize the use of paper in all activities of College for administration to teaching.
- Promotion of Digital library and use of e-Books
- College Mobile App
- Management Information System (MIS) of College
- Digital College Magazine-Gyananjali
- Digital Newsletter-Pratibimb
- Digital Staff Statement
- Digital College Journal- Pragyan
- Digital Proceedings
- Licensed online teaching platform- Microsoft Team, Zoom
- Video Conference Room
- Biometric Attendance
- Development of e-Learning Park to provide 24×7 digital help to all students of area, either for KMGGPGC or other college.
6. Problems Encountered and Resources Required
College is located in rural area and catering to rural girls. Internet connectivity and power is a big problem for the use of ICT.
Availability of digital device for the students.
2-Title of the Practice: Eco Friendly Initiative
2. Objectives of the Practice:
1. Environment consciousness among all the stakeholders
2. Green auditing to reduce carbon footprint
3. Eco friendly method for the health of campus soil by Vermicomposting Unit
4. Establishment of bore well recharge pits to recharge ground water
5. To maintain the flora of the College
6. Increase expenditure on green practices
7. MoU’s for recycling, especially paper waste
8. Flex and sign boards to green environmental awareness among students
9. Establishment of Herbal Garden
10. Installation of solar panel
11. e-Waste management system
12. Solid waste management system
3. The Context:
The K. M. Govt. Girls Post Graduate College, Badalpur, Gautam Buddha Nagar campus is a picturesque site amidst blossoming green environment. It makes the campus, free from pollution. The college campus is spread in a total area of 1.7160 hectare of lush green land has more than 400 trees and lots of herbs and shrubs. The institution has some challenges to execute its environmental policy e.g., Less land area and scarcity of support staff but beyond these challenges we are doing best at our level. Our college’s students, faculty and support staff is working to foster a culture of self-sustainability and making the entire campus environmental friendly. The Green Campus initiatives started with nature club several years back followed by Green Audit in the year 2017-18. These initiatives enable our institution to develop its campus as a living laboratory for innovation.
The concept of “going green” has become a trend recently. With climate change and other environmental issues in many of today’s headlines, it has become fashionable — even profitable -to use the term. But many lack a full appreciation of and awareness for what it really means to go green. “Sustainability involves becoming aware of the impact of all the little decisions that we make. Thus” We go on to explain and often tell students that sustainability is about being mindful of day-to-day activities and how they impact the environment today as well as the lives of next generation. Recycling paper and plastics, along with trying to reduce usage of electricity and fossil fuels are a start, but there are many other steps — big and small — individuals can take to protect and preserve the planet.
Here, at our institution, Green Audit is defined as systematic identification, quantification, recording, reporting and analysis of components of environmental diversity. The ‘Green Audit’ aims to analyze environmental practices within and outside the college campus, which will have an impact on the eco- friendly ambience. Our emphasize is on ‘Green Campus’ including Water Conservation, Tree Plantation, Waste Management, Paperless Work, Alternative Energy and Mapping of Biodiversity.
The purpose of the audit was to ensure that the practices followed in the campus are in accordance with the Green Policy adopted by the institution. The methodology includes forming a Committee for green audit, physical inspection of the campus, observation and review of the recycling opportunities, interviewing key persons and data analysis, creating environment awareness and recommendations.
4. The Practice:
K. M. Govt. Girls Post Graduate College, Badalpur, Gautam Buddha Nagar is a premier educational institution acknowledged at state level for its variety of initiatives. The institution has a noble vision mission and a set of core values. The institution has a collective spirit doing great work towards imparting quality education to all the students.
K. M. Govt. Girls Post Graduate College, Badalpur, Gautam Buddha Nagar is a quality conscious college. It protects its own environment with its green campus initiative and keeps a pollution free campus. Environmental conscious administration, the management and the students of the college look after the environment carefully. Every year, during rainy season, we do tree plantation and carefully look after it. It’s our own responsibility to preserve the work done on the campus related to the environment. Our environmental policy/ actions are as per details below:
- To create awareness regarding environmental policy amongst the students and all the stakeholders.
- Tobacco free campus: As per the govt. rules and regulations regarding the instructions of tobacco, our institute is completely tobacco free campus. For awareness, related signboards are displayed at various places in the campus.
- To maximize the use of Solar Energy on College Campus: M.Sc. zoology lab has complete power backup with solar energy.
- To sensitize the students and staff regarding the use of safe drinking water, we have provided purified (RO Aqua guard) drinking water facilities in every block of the campus. We use waste RO water in our gardening and other activities.
- We have ‘Roof Top Rainwater Harvesting’ system in each block of campus.
- We are preparing Green Audit Report since 2017-2018 by virtue of which we are regularly finding new initiatives to implement in upcoming years
- To observe the carpooling system frequently to save the fuel and avoids the environmental pollution.
- To maximize the use of ICT and minimize the use of paper. It will help to go towards ‘Paperless Activities’. We have a MoU with JAGRUTI organization to recycle the used paper. JAGRUTI provide us fresh paper in exchange of used papers on a standard procedure every year.
- To use the solid waste through vermi-compost on the campus and use it as a fertilizer.
- To use ‘Use me’ Dry and Wet dust bins in the college campus so as to keep college campus clean and spread awareness of waste segregation
- To protect and nurture the Flora of the campus.
5. Evidence of Success
Human solid waste disposal system is well connected within the campus and ends up in a soak pit in an eco-friendly manner. The college has 30 color coded dustbins and a compost pit in the main ground for Biodegradable waste. Non-Biodegradable Waste is collected by Block-Development Waste-Collection Trucks regularly. We also have a sanitary Napkin Destroyer machine. Waste Segregation Charts are put up across the college. We collaborated with NGO JAGRUTI for the proper and useful utilization of scrap paper; New paper rims (A4) are supplied in exchange for the old used paper by the NGO JAGRUTI.
Double flush toilets, manual control taps for drinking water supply and sprinklers are used for gardening. Recharge pits are constructed for percolation of wastewater from hand pumps. RO wastewater is diverted to Rainwater harvesting and condensed AC water is used for gardening. Water tanks are cleaned, and leakage is checked periodically.
A Red Box has been set up for collection of Personal E-Waste of teachers and students. Printer Cartridges and UPS batteries are refilled, recharged, repaired reused. “Eco-Restoration and Green-Audit Committee” conducted various Guest Lectures and Awareness Rallies. No radioactive material is used and if needed in future it will be properly disposed of.
Measures Taken in the year 2019-2020 :
With the aim to educate the young minds and contribute towards sustainable development the college’s Eco restoration and Green Audit committee conducted following activities throughout the year in association with other committees and departments of the college:
- Ground Water Week was organized in third week of July (16 – 22 July 2019) in association with the Geography department of the college.
- Plantation Drive, whereas 600 sapling were planted in and around college on 9th August by NSS, NCC units of the college.
- Under the aegis of Swachta Samiti of the college Jal Shakti Abhiyaan was organized from 1st to 16th September to emphasize the importance of water and to store water for future generations.
- To save water two recharge pits have been made in the college near the hand pumps.
- Cleanliness drive was carried out with help of Greater Noida Authority to cut the bushes and grass
in college campus.
- Energy Conservation – Use of Solar lights is in plan and progress
- Herbal Garden is built to propagate the usage and knowledge about the medication plants among students and staff.
- A vermi compost unit was built to recycle the biodegradable waste of the college campus.
Go paperless – Multiple efforts have been taken and few others are in progress such as
- Online process for admission to reduce the paper usages in overall admission steps. o Biometric attendance for students and college staff.
- Mobile Applications usage for dissemination of information.
- Introduced I-pad to classroom study at M.Sc Zoology.
- Assignments, projects and practical records and also internal exam on digital exam copy is in usage in the zoology department of the college.
- Promotion of digital library and e books.
Rainwater harvesting units repair and cleaning was done to make it intact for water conservation.
- Lectures on environmental issues are being held regularly in college.
Incurred Expenses on Eco Friendly Activities:
|1||TUBE LIGHTS||5200||16th Jan 2020|
|2||CLEANLINESS OF COLLEGE, TREES AND SHRUBS CUTTING||53100||24th Dec 2019|
|3||SALARY OF GARDENEC||6600||April 2019|
|4||SALARY OF GARDENER||7800||May 2019|
|5||SALARY OF GARDENER||7200||June 2019|
|6||SALARY OF GARDENER||7800||July 2019|
|7||SALARY OF GARDENER||6900||August 2019|
|8||SALARY OF GARDENER||7200||September 2019|
|9||SALARY OF GARDENER||6300||October 2019|
|10||SALARY OF GARDENER||7200||November 2019|
|11||SALARY OF GARDENER||7500||December 2019|
|12||SALARY OF GARDENER||8100||January 2020|
|13||LED TUBELIGHTS HAVELLS||6420||24th Feb 2020|
|14||CLEANING OF WATER TANK AND INSTALLATION OF FLOAT WALLS||7020||24th Sep 2019|
|15||APPLE I PAD, PROJECTOR, ETC FOR M.SC CLASSES||1052000||30th Jan 2020|
6. Problems Encountered and Resources Required
K. M. Govt. Girls Post Graduate College, Badalpur, Gautam Buddha Nagar utilizing its resources in an objective manner, but we are lacking in some areas. e.g., Less Land Area, scarcity of support staff, limited financial resources, backward mentality and behavior of community. We are trying hard to overcome these issues through creating awareness via lectures\ programmes N.S.S., N.C.C., Rangers, Green Audit Committee and appealing regularly with local administrative bodies and NGOs to provide human resources and financial assistance.
7. Notes (Optional)
- To promote digital automation and paperless working
- Expansion of Solar Energy System
- Arrangement of common transport system for the students to reduce carbon footprint
- Adoption of village/ school for imparting knowledge and skill related to environment friendly practices.
- Relevant Environment Friendly Farming Organic Practices.
BEST PRACTICES for I-2014-2019
1. TITE OF THE PRACTICE: THE DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL ACTIVITIES.
2. OBJECTIVES OF THE PRACTICE:
- To provide leadership training to students
- Motivate students to be socially aware and responsible citizen.
- Help to enhance the all-round personality of the students.
- To promote aesthetic development, character building and organizing capacity.
- Activities help the talents of the young minds and give them an opportunity to develop their specialized skills.
3. THE CONTEXT
Each department plans activities which compliment but are not part of the conventional academic curriculum. Participating in them not only develop students academic potentials but also other aspects of their personality such as self-esteem, self-confidence, social cooperation and leadership skills. Activities should be educationally relevant so that they can associate with it. The sole goal of education should be to ensure the holistic development of students. Holistic development is basically the development of everyone’s intellectual, emotional, social, physical, artistic, creative and religious values. Activities develop hidden skills of students and provide an opportunity to the students to share their creativity. They are also open to students who show exceptional skill in their studies and are able to develop ahead of their peers.
4. THE PRACTICE
Literary and co-curricular activities are organized by each department for the development of linguistic skill and mental faculties. Debate, discussion, declamation, speech, story writing, essay writing are some of the literary and academic activities. Activities supplement and compliment the entire aesthetic as well as spiritual development, which are the essential components of education .It helps in developing features like speech fluency , creativity and organizing skills and are a good platform to excel. Leadership skills are enhanced by selection of President, secretary, treasurer, class representatives who function as leaders of students of the department for the whole year.
5. EVIDENCE OF SUCCESS
Departmental council activities not only make the students active and energetic but also enable to harness the in depth potential of students. It enhances knowledge in many domains, which benefits the student as well as college; activities are good platform to promote leadership quality. Creativity form of expression serve as nourishment for the soul. Every year each department conduct many programme/activities under association. These activities provide the opportunity to the learner for self-expression. Activities have academic and literary activities like Debates, painting, exhibition, pot decoration, Rangoli, music and fine arts develop aesthetic sensibility of the learner. These are helpful in unfolding and extracting the hidden beauty in the mind of students. Cultural activities provide better knowledge and understanding of our rich culture heritage.
6. PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED AND RESOURCES REQUIRED
Many faculty member believe their primary role is to create knowledge and all other roles are secondary, therefore activities that divert student energy from class work and counter productive. Student participation /response is not very enthusiastic towards participation.
Funds for giving prizes is limited.
BEST PRACTICES II
1. TITLE OF THE PRACTICE: Creating Research culture
2. OBJECTIVES OF THE PRACTICE:
- To promote research culture among the faculty and student.
- To promote research culture by encouraging high quality research activities among the faculty and student.
- Promote and facilitate collaborative or interdisciplinary research and enhancement of research networking capacity and infrastructure.
- Foster excellence and innovation in teaching in the Humanities,Science and Commerce.
- Increase and effectively manage the resources and research support for its members.
- Contribute to the university’s strategic educational and research mission and to support synergies between research, teaching, and learning.
- Transfer and mobilize knowledge gained through research for the benefit of society.
- Increase the number of publication in indexed journals.
3. The Context:
The college is a unit of higher education which aims at providing high quality education at low cost. Gone are the days when academicians would sit in ivory towers and look down upon lesser mortals. The current demand of the society is for the learned to come down to earth and return to the society what they have received in a more beneficial form. The repute of any educational institution rests on teaching – learning process and research activities. Research therefore is the back bone for the development of the students, teachers and the institution The college being conscious of this state of affairs, has been giving dynamic thrust towards developing and augmenting the research activities of the college to keep abreast of the advances in the fields of science, commerce and arts.. Inculcating research aptitude in faculty members and students has taken priority almost equal to the teaching-learning process. The competency of the students to face the challenges of the society at the end of their tenure will be enhanced not just by their grades and ranks but the ability to apply their knowledge, analyse the problem, synthesize a solution and valuate the outcome. These skills are developed by working on real time projects during their academic career. In order to direct the students along these lines, the faculty also have to be fully equipped in planning and guiding research. Just as much as the teaching learning process is a partnership between the teacher and the student, so also is the research and development process in which the guide and the researcher have equal role to play. In most P.G. Courses through dissertations and projects and effort is made to introduce the students to the fundamentals of research.
The outcome of research should be relevant to the societal needs and the society. Therefore, taking up research activities shapes a person with moral responsibility and a value system that enhances his/ her commitment towards fulfilling the needs of the society. Thus the college wishes to show- case the R&D activities of the college as one of the best practices and has worked hard towards its promotion during the last five years.
4. THE PRACTICE
- The final year students have to take up and complete project work. Turning this to the advantage of students, the nature of project work assigned to the students is of quality and sometimes if the students wants to do Ph.D. latter on the topic of the project it is expended to lead to her synopsis for Ph.D.
- Faculty pursuing Ph.D and with Ph. D. degrees are encouraged to attend and present papers in national and international conferences to get exposed to recent and emerging trends in their fields of interest.
- Eminent researchers are invited to campus for delivering lectures during National and International seminars/ workshops/ conferences organized by the various departments in the college to boost the knowledge level of the faculty and the students.
- Memorandums of Understanding have been signed with GBU & I.T.S. engineering college and other agencies and such a practice plays a vital role in interaction of faculty and students with the industries and design projects in collaboration with them. These Institutions has rich library facilities also which act as catalyst for students in preparing research materials.
5. EVIDENCE OF SUCCESS:
Eleven departments have been recognized as research centres by C.C.S.University, Meerut since the last cycle of NAAC. We have increased research scholars from 0 to 53 since last cycle of NAAC. Faculty members have been conferred with Ph. D in the last five years and 4 faculty members are actively engaged in pursuing the degree. One Women Scientist of DTS working in college and 5 PDF are submitted in different departments.
6. PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED AND RESOURCES REQUIRED:
- Sustained motivation of students is always a challenge
- Time constraint is a spoke in the wheel, in planning and execution of research specially during formative and summative assessment processes.
- Timely funds from agencies are always welcome but in adequate.
- If the funding agencies can point out the reason for rejecting the proposal or offer suggestions for improvement, it will go a long way in the development to faculty and hence the students.
- Library resources are not rich enough due to lack of adequate grants.