Title of the Practice: Polythene Free Campus

Objective of the practice: The objective is to maintain an eco-friendly campus and protect environment from the harmful effect of polythene.  

The Context: The use of polythene carry bags and other disposable item is on process or to recycle. As a result they are piled up on the grounds/dumping sites or humans, animals and plants. Therefore to promote environment consciousness among students and staff and to contribute to environment protection for sustainable development is the need of the time.

The Practice: 

Project work given to students on "Plastic a global threat" 

Essay writing competition on " Plastic waste free India"

To promote the "use of waste materials and reduce generation of waste"

competition was organized on "Carry bag making from waste materials"

Student and Staff were discouraged to bring plastic water bottles or bags.

Plastic free campus campaign was organized frequently by collecting plastic waste from campus and polythene carry bags from the hostel.

Clean Ambikapur/Plastic free Ambikapur campaign.

Ban on use of items made of plastic materials by staff and students of college.

Workshop on kulhad making (earthen cups) for staff and students.

Workshop on "waste to wealth" making fence and decoration from plastic packets.

Evidence of Success: 

Students become aware of the importance of values in life.

Many Students are motivated to do good work.

Increased religious/Cultural tolerance.

Development of self-confidence and self-worth in students are seen. 

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Title of the practice: Skill Development activities.

Objective of the practice: To make students/ staff/ women think smart, to find new ways to apply their knowledge gained through theoretical learning. To make them fit for employment/ self-employment and to learn problem solving skills to be happy in life.

The Context: In today’s world employers are on lookout of people who are skilled, critical thinkers, and creative and can translate their knowledge on a real time basis into practical outputs. Therefore it is the need of the hour to introduce such activities to build self-esteem, confidence, leadership skills, problem solving skills etc. for a successful career and personal well-being.

The Practice: 

Communication skill development through spoken English classes.

Teaching of life skills through workshop, yoga and meditation sessions.

Introducing add on courses - green skill technology where students were trained to maintain kitchen garden for healthy and safe food habits.

Mushroom cultivation for self-employment and productions of healthy, protein/ vitamin, rich source of food for consumption.

Digital marketing – especially useful during the Covid-19 pandemic and to connect business with customers.

ICT based training activity for effective teaching learning conducted for teaching staff.

Detergent making training for support staff.

Two months tailoring training programme organized for women of adopted village so that they become self-dependent and self-employed to retain the money from flowing out of the family and village.

Evidence of Success:

Most of the students willingly attended classes.

Students learned conversation and gained confidence to communicate in English to some extent. The feedback obtained after life skill workshop revealed that they were very happy and learned to cope with stressful situations. Many of the teaching staff who were not ICT friendly started using different ICT methods in teaching.

Students cultivated vegetables at home during lockdown and corona pandemic.

About 15 women in the adopted village started stitching clothes for themselves and few for others as well.

Problems encountered and resources required: Corona pandemic and lockdown hindered follow up activities. Many of the activities had to be conducted online Fund for payment of staff, vehicle maintenance, stitching machines had to be sponsored from college.