Best Practices

 

1.     Focus on Sports Activities

Objectives:

a)     To make students physically fit

b)     To make girls participate in sports

c)     To make students compete with other colleges

d)     To make students enhance their capability worth competing with students of other colleges

e)     To make students more disciplined

f)      To develop sportsman spirit among students

g)     To help  students reduce stress of studies by sports activities

h)     To make students improve their mental health by improving their physical health

i)      To inculcate leadership quality among students

 

The Context

The majority population of Pardi town belongs to socially and economically backward classes. Likewise, the majority of the students of our college too belong to socially and economically backward classes. Most of them have agricultural background. They help their parents in farming activities. Moreover, they are used to walking long distances. Theses abilities of students can be channelized in sports activities.

 

The girl students of the college too are familiar with farming activities. However, many of them are anaemic and suffer from sickle cell anaemia. Still, when given chance, they perform well in sports activities.

 

Such observations made the Institution decide to focus on sports activities. Many inter-class sports competitions have been included such as Tug of War and Cricket for girls etc.

 

The of students’ participation in inter-college sports activities has always remained more than satisfactory. They participate in many sports activities that are not conducted in the institution such as cross country, swimming, boxing, kabaddi, kho-kho, hockey etc.

 

The Practice:

·       The Institution has very good infrastructural facilities for sports activities. There is a big and well-maintained sports ground where many outdoor games such as cricket, volleyball, kho-kho, kabaddi, tug of war are played.

·       There is also a separate building for indoor games where chess, carom, badminton, table-tennis etc. are played. In this building, there is a standard indoor badminton court.

·       Every year, a number of sports accessories are added as per the budget decided for the same. The old ones are repaired, if need be. The Institution has enough number of chess-boards, carom boards, cricket and volley-ball kits, table-tennis tables, and badminton rackets  and s

·       There is a permanent PTI in the college under whose guidance a number of sports activities are carried out.

·       Every year, inter-class competitions for chess, carom, table-tennis, badminton, cricket, volleyball, tug of war are held. Students in great number participate in them.

·       Every year, 3 to 4 inter-college sports events are hosted by the college.

·       Students are prepared for participation in inter-college sports activities. They are also sent to the Khel-Maha Kumbh organized by the government of Gujarat and Khel-Kud Ramatotsava held by University.

·       Every year, some students are selected in the University Team of various games.

·       The Institution provided sports uniforms to the students participating in inter-college sports events.

·       The students are free to use the college ground before college starts and after the classes are over.

·       The college does not have swimming pool of its own, still we host inter-college swimming tournaments in The Atul Club which is just 8 km away.

 

Evidence of Success

Inter-class sports competitions held:

a)     Inter-class Tug of War Competition (boys) held on 30-31 Jan. 2019

b)     Inter-class Chess Competition (boys) held on 4-6 Feb. 2019

c)     Inter-class Badminton Competitions (boys and girls) held on 7-9 Feb. 2019

d)     Inter-class Table-Tennis Competition (boys) held on 11-2-2019

e)     Inter-class Carom Competition (boys) held on 12-2-2019

f)      Inter-class Cricket Tournament (girls) held on 13-2-2019

g)     Inter-class Cricket Tournament (boys) held on 15-18 Feb. 2019

 

Inter-College sports competitions held:

a)     Inter-college Kabaddi Tournament (girls) held on 16-17 Oct. 2018

b)     Selection for Inter-University Kabaddi Tournament (girls) was done under the auspice of our college on 17-102019. Students of 12 colleges have participated. 4 students of our college too participated in it.

c)     Selection for inter-university Kabaddi tournament (boys) was done under the auspice of our college on 10-10-2019 in which students of 26 colleges have participated.

d)     Inter-college D Zone Volleyball Tournament (boys) was hosted by our College on 9-10 February, 2019.

e)     Inter-college D Zone Volleyball Tournament (boys) held on 19-1-2019

f)      Inter-college A/C & B/D Zone level Kabaddi Tournament (boys) held from 22 to 24 March 2019

g)     Inter-college D Zone Cricket Tournament was hosted by our college on 

 

Inter-College sports activities participation:

a)     5 students have taken part in the inter-college Cross Country Tournament held by Rofel Arts & Commerce College, Vapi held on 20-21 Aug. 2018.

b)     5 students have participated in the inter-college Table Tennis Tournament held by Narmada College of Science and Commerce College, Jhadeshwar on 29 to 31 Aug. 2018.

c)     Our college hosted an inter-college Kabaddi Tournament (girls) on 16-17 Octo. 2018 in which 12 girl students have participated.

d)     4 students of the college have participated in the selection for Inter-University Kabaddi Tournament hosted by our college on 17-10-2019.

e)     4 students of our college have participated in inter-college Rifle and Pistol Shooting competition held by Arts & Commerce College, Vyara on 19-9-2019.

f)      4 students of our college have participated in the selection for inter-university Kabaddi tournament (boys) held by our college on 10-10-2019.

g)     2 students of our college participated in the inter-college Hockey Tournament (boys) held by Dolat Usha College of Applied Science, Valsad on 10-10-2019.

h)     12 students participated in the inter-college Kho-Kho Tournament (boys) held by Arts & Commerce College, Vyara on 11-13 October, 2019.

i)      A student participated in the inter-class Yoga Competition held by J. D. Gabani Arts & Commerce College, Surat on 20-11-2019. He came fourth in the competition and was selected for the University Team for the same. He represented the University in the Inter University Yoga Competition at Chennai.

j)      9 students participated in the inter-college Tug of War Tournament held by J P Shroff Arts College, Valsad on 14-15 December, 2018.

k)     12 students participated in the inter-college Kabaddi Tournament of A/C & B/D Zone hosted by our college on 22-24 March 2019.

l)      A student of our college has been selected in the University Cricket Team.

m)   A student named Abhinav Tandel of our college participated in the inter-university West Zone Cricket Tournament held at the University campus in which 77 universities of 5 states have participated. Here, selection for Wizi Trophy was done and the student of our college was selected in it.

n)     The same student participated in the tournament held for the selection of All India Team.

o)     A girl student named Dipika Patel participated in the 46th Khel-Kud Ramatotsava held by our University and won the silver medal for Discus Throw and Hammer Throw.

p)     The same girl participated in the Khel Maha Kumbh organized by the government of Gujarat and won the gold medals for Shot Put and Javelin Throw   at Taluka Level. At District Level she won the bronze medals in Shot Put and Javelin Throw.

 

Problems Encountered and Resources Required:

Most of the students of the college commute from distant villages. So, they cannot devote extra time after the sports activities. They mostly create a van pool for commuting and have to adhere to the timings of departing.

 

The students with agricultural background have to help their parents in the farming activities. So, they too find it difficult to pursue sports activities regularly and intensively in spite of having good calibre for the same.

 

The girl students belonging to the rural areas are, in most of the cases, not permitted to take part in sports activities that demand them to visit other institutions for inter-college participation. In some extra-ordinary cases, the faculties have to persuade their parents to give permission.

 

As for the resources, the college has enough infrastructural facilities and sports accessories. The budget for the sports activities is funded from The Student Union and Saptadhara grant. There has never been shortage of funds for the sports activities.

 

2.     Focus on Extension Activities

Objectives:

·       To make students aware of their social responsibilities

·       To make students responsible citizens

·       To provide students the exposure to the real problems of society

·       To make students overcome their inferiority complex with exposure to real life challenges

·       To make students learn social values

·       To make students learn how to interact with people belonging to various fields

·       To help students face real life problems

 

The Context:

Extension activities are imperative for any higher education institution. The students have to choose from among NCC, NSS, Sports and Saptadhara activities. But most of the students select NSS. Many of them are disappointed, as only 300 students can choose NSS, there being only 3 units of NSS in the college. However, when some extension activity is announced, those who have not opted NSS, also participate in such activities.

 

The people in rural areas are closely connected with each other in comparison to those of the urban areas. So, the students of our college find it easy to perform well in extension activities, be it college-campus cleaning, road-making, check-dam making, or visiting old age home.

 

The Practice:

The extension activities of the College are conducted by NCC and NSS. From among them, NSS conducts a number of extension activities comparatively.

 

There are two types of extension activities carried out by NSS: regular activities and annual camping. In regular activities fall college-campus cleaning, tree-plantation, guest-lectures on various topics, rallies on various issues, visits to an old age home or a school for differently-abled students. Celebration of the birth anniversaries of Indian leaders such as Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Vivekananda etc. are also held. NSS day is also celebrated with inter-class essay-writing, elocution and poster-making competitions.

 

The Annual Camping is the most important event for NSS. In the camping, a number of extension activities are conducted. The volunteers learn to live away from home with optimum facilities. They learn the life-style of the people of village they camped in. The seven-day stay at the village makes them see the rural life at the closest. Especially for the city-bred students, this is a great opportunity to see the rural-life closely. During camping, many activities such as free eye-check up, free distribution of spectacles, blood-donation, surveys, road-repairing, check-dam repairing etc. are done.

 

In NCC, regular drills, rifle-shooting practice etc. are conducted. Apart from that, students attend various types of camps where they get real experience of the extension activities. They learn discipline, shooting, first-aid, map-reading, sharing and caring and to live with optimum requirements.

 

Evidence of Success:

The following activities have been carried out by NCC:

·       5 students took part in Army Attachment Camp from 23-7-2018 to 6-8-2018.

·       March pass on the Independence Day

·       4 students took part in CATC camp held at Rajpipla from 20 to 29 Aug. 2018.

·       5 students took part in CATC camp held at Rajpipla from 31-8-2018 to 9-9-2018.

·       12 students demonstrated surgical strike on the college campus on 27 September, 2018

·       4 students took part in CATC camp held at Rajpipla from 28-10-2018 to 6-11-2018.

·       March pass on the Republic Day

 

The following extension activities are conducted by NSS:

·       International Yoga Day celebration on 21 June, 2018

·       Distribution of saplings in collaboration with ABVP on 9-7-2018

·       Tree plantation on the college campus on 28-7-2018

·       Guest lecture on “Yoga and Meditation” by Ms. Tanuja Makwana of Patanjali Ashram, Haridwar on 13-8-2018

·       Fund raising (Rs. 12,600/-) for the Kerala Flood Victims on 31-8-2018

·       Rally for awareness of Cleanliness Drive on 15-9-2018

·       Door to door visits by the NSS volunteers for the awareness regarding Rain Water Harvesting on 17-9-2018

·       Cleaning of college campus on 19-9-2018

·       Celebration of NSS Day (24 September) with inter-class essay-writing, elocution, poster-making competitions and college campus cleaning

·       Celebration of Gandhi Jayanti (2 October) with a rally

·       Annual camping from 27-10-2018 to 2-11-2018. During the camp, a number of activities such as rally, yoga, sports, road repairing, village-cleaning, free eye-check up, free distribution of spectacles, blood donation etc. are conducted.

·       A guest lecture on “Aids Awareness” by Dr. Harjitpal Sinh of Referal Hospital, Pardi on 5-1-2018

·       Cleaning of class rooms on 11-2-2018

 

Problems Encountered and Resources Required:

All the co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension activities are conducted after the classes get over. These activities are not conducted at the cost of the study. In such circumstances, many students who commute from distant places show reluctance to participate as they have to catch the bus or a van of van-pooling.

 

The students belonging to agricultural background have to help their parents in farming activities after college time. So they too show reluctance in staying back for extension activities. Otherwise, the students show great zeal and enthusiasm in involving extension activities. In annual camping too, students show great interest.

 

The funding for the NCC and NSS activities are provided by the government of Gujarat and University respectively. So there hardly occurs any problem for funding. No special infrastructural facilities or accessories are needed for these activities. There are ample accessories for the cleaning of college campus and class-rooms.