Student Assessment & Diversity
The college uses many methods and events to assess the students in terms of knowledge and skills before the commencement of the programs. The teachers of the respective department from the very beginning of the programme keep attention to the identification of the academic height of the students admitted to their departments. During the classroom interaction and through base level tests and class tests teachers identify the advanced and slow learners.
Advanced learners are easily identified, foremost through classroom interactions. The writing skills of the students, their originality, relevant research, ability for team-work, academic dominance and leadership are identified through a process of continuous observation and evaluation. The teachers of the respective departments during the formal and informal interaction with the students can identify the advanced learners who need to have more knowledge based information and skills development. To address their needs the teacher comes forward with broader outlook. They advise to read more reference books available in the college library; supply their personal books and ask them to prepare their lessons with those materials. Even they monitor their lessons going beyond the formal classroom teaching learning. Faculty provides advanced learners with access to advanced references; involves them in undergraduate research. Advanced learners are encouraged to participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities to ensure a holistic development. Many departments conduct events which provide a platform for the advanced learners to showcase their knowledge and utilize their skills. Internet surfing facility has been provided in the computer labs for staff and students. These events also provide them with an area for independent study and make them more responsible. Advanced learners are also motivated to join in UGC value adds on courses and priority is given to participate in intercollegiate competition and state/national level seminar. Science students are encouraged to participate in Nursery development training programme and Soil & water analysis training at Forest dept, BAIF and Jijamata ASC College Bhende respectively. They are encouraged to participate in various intercollegiate quiz and other competitions. They are motivated to take up the challenge of public service commission exams like MPSC, UPSC, Staff Selection Commission, and other competitive exams etc.
Slow learners are provided special care with sympathy so that they can cope with the space of academic activities of the college. Books from the library are also provided. The slow learner, identified on the basis of their performance in the tests, tutorials, Home Assignments, seminars etc., are given extra attention. The extra coaching is arranged for raising their level of comprehension of basic subjects, so as to improve overall performance of these students and to reduce their failure and dropout rates.
During the admission the college tries to identify students belonging to the disadvantaged section of the society i.e. SC, ST, OBC, Minority, below poverty line etc. Economically weaker students are identified when they fill in the column of income of the parents or guardians in the admission form and subsequently apply for financial aid or for free student-ship to the college authority. For the economically backward students, the college tries to arrange merit-cum-means scholarship provided by the central and state government. Those who do not get such scholarships are granted financial aid or concession in fees of college, (or free studentship) by the college. Students who belong to economically weaker sections are given financial help by waiving off their fees or increasing the number of installments of their fees. Books from the library are also provided. Thus, the dropout rate of the students from disadvantaged sections of society is controlled. Beyond such organized systemic support from College, teachers at their individual level also provide emotional, financial, or academic support to such students, if needed on humanitarian grounds, and usually keep it confidential between the two parties.
The college provides all sorts of help to the students belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Minority Communities so that they can get scholarship of the central and state government. With that scholarship they can continue their studies up to the desired level. The students from disadvantaged sections of the society and physically challenged are provided equal opportunities as given to other students.
The college takes special efforts to improve the performance of the academically poor and dropout students as under:
- The college conducts Counseling, Expert lectures, unit tests.
- The faculty prepare the students in such a manner that they are able to pass the courses in which they had fail earlier.
- Many faculties in the college extend financial support to the needy students. The parents whose children are likely to drop from the college are contacted and they are convinced to encourage their wards to continue in the college.
- College conducted
(i) Two sessions of 10 day personality development course during 2016-2017.
(ii) 10-days Soft skill development course
(iii) Poster Presentation
(iv) Participation of students in Avishkar Project Competition
(v) Conducted nursery development course
(vi) Conducted Soil and water testing course
(vi) Organized Field visits/ Study tours
(vii) Participation in different seminars/conferences
(viii) Participation in different training programs and competition