The institution has been successfully undergoing the following two best practices.
(A) Title of the Practice: Monetary Assistance for Boosting up Curricular and Extra Curricular Activities
Objectives of the Practice
A good number of students might belong to poor families since majority of the students of the institution are from rural areas. On another aspect, it can be also assumed that sports loving students of the college are several. At another area it can be stated that career of the teacher is also to be enhanced by participating in conference, seminar and workshops etc.
To help in progression of their curricular and extra-curricular activities, the institution had adopted this practice from the academic year 2016-17.
It can be opined that there might be students who cannot pursue higher education due to poor economic condition of the family. Such case might be more frequent in rural areas where income earning facilities are sparse.
In education curricular and co- curricular activities are inseparable, Such scenario is very conspicuous in case of Manipur which is known sports power house of India in addition her world wide known rich cultural heritage,
Regarding teachers it can be mentioned that teachers are to be encouraged by rendering financial support in order to help in promotion their career by participating in seminar, conference and workshop etc.
The institution has to take up measures in enhancing both curricular and extra-curricular activities.
The schemes included in this practice are as below:
- Free Ship for Students of BPL Family: Exemption of either admission / examination fee of students belonging to BPL family.
- Financial Assistance to the Students of Poor Family: Monetary assistance to the ailed student and his/her relative belonged to poor family.
- Financial assistance to ailed teachers: Monetary help to teacher ailed during duty dedication.
- Financial Assistance to Students Talented in Extra Curricular Activities: For sports, culture etc.
- Financial Help to Teachers Participated in CAS. Mainly for participation in seminar, conference and workshop.
The Evidence of Success
The success of the practice can be predicted with the availability of beneficiaries of different schemes adopted.
(I) Free Ship for Students of BPL Family
a. Number of students exempted for Examination fee in the year 2017-18: 26
Total amount exempted: Rs 33,500/-
b. Number of students exempted for Admission Fee in the academic year 2018-19: 30
Total amount exempted: Rs 1,10,750/-
c. Number of students exempted for Admission Fee in the academic year 2019-20: 18
Total amount exempted: Rs 66,450/-
(II) Financial Assistance to Students of Poor Family
a. Moirangthem Sanathoi Devi, B.A. 3rd semester in the year 2019-20 (for medical treatment of her ailed sister as they belong to poor family).
Donated amount: Rs 15000/- from college account
b. N. Robinson Singh, B.A. 5th semester in the academic year 2020-21
Donated amount: Rs 15000/- from college account
(III) Financial Assistance to Students Talented in Extra Curricular Activities
a. Thoithoiba for participation in Inter University Football tournament by representing M.U, 2018-19 : Rs 5000/-
b. Monetary help for participating in Inter University Football Tournament by representing M.U. 2019-20 : Rs 15000/-
c. Participation in Inter University Wrestling by representing M.U, 2019-20 : Rs 5000/-
d. Monetary help to Prameshwori Devi for participation in Inter University Archery by representing M.U.,2019-20 : Rs 5000/-
e. For participation in Inter University Wu-Shu representing M.U., 2020-21 : Rs 5000/-
(IV) Financial Assistance to Teachers participated in CAS (2015-16 to 2019-20)
- Dr. H. Nilkant Singh : Rs 6500/-
- Hoipi Haokip : Rs 19900/-
- Dr. Chinamen Chanu : Rs 4800/-
- Dr. N. Anita Devi : Rs 4000/-
- Dr. Sushma, Ph : Rs 5500/-
- Dr, L. Anand Singh : Rs 2700/-
- Ng. Rupa Devi : Rs 5000/-
- Th. Ritendra Singh : Rs 3000/-
- Dr. H. Debala Devi : Rs 1000/-
- Md. Abdul Sattar Shah : Rs 4800/-
- Dr. E.Maniton Singh : Rs 1500/-
Problems encountered and resources required
Limited income of the institution is a barrier in rendering more financial help to students and teachers. The institution requires to set up strategies for generation of substantial income.
(B) Title of the practice: Functionary Units for sustainable future of higher education
Objectives of the practice
To execute various tasks of the college in division by various bodies, to set situation for involvement of all faculty members and top non-teaching staffs in decision making to get enhanced both curricular and extra-curricular activities, to assist functionaries of ministerial staffs amidst paucity of their strength and to give room for students participation in extra-curricular activities such practice has been adopting by the authority since a long back.
Faculty members and top ministerial staffs have been regarded as intellectuals deserved for participation in deliberation for producing right decision for sooner enhancement of overall activities of the college. Such potential can be utilized by constituting functionary committees. Moreover, all concerned are joyous of their parts and views for being adopted in all round advancement of the college and consequently tend to spare continuous efforts. A scenario of collective service and institutional integration can be seen from such practice.
Principal being the institutional head positioned as chairman of such committees as IQAC, UGC building construction committee, Infrastructure committee, RUSA etc, but for the rest of the committees viz, seminar committee,
and Games and sports advisory committee etc., his capacity is as ex officio chairman. Each committee has a coordinator/nodal officer/convenor and usually not less than seven members. Moreover, a staff has been constituted as member of different committees.
This institution lacks supporting staffs like vice principal, engineer, etc. to supplement administration exercised by the principal. Moreover, recently the institution is facing the problem of acute shortage of non teaching staffs against their sanction posts. It seems as if the government is insisting the implementation of such practice with the help of big hand mainly from teaching staffs. Thus immense importance of such practice still prevails.
Principal constitutes different required committees and the he assorts and allots the types of activities to be carried out by each committee. Moreover, he can dissolve, reconstitute a committee as and when required although the tenure of a committee is three years. Even meetings have been always hold without affecting normal class. The coordinators/nodal officer/ conveners usually produce most of the agenda while suggestion from principal and members too is being taken into consideration. The principal often emphasizes the importance of the role of all committees in enhancing the infrastructures, curricular and extra curricular activities for necessary upliftment of the status of this institution.
But authority optimistically calls general body meeting of the teachers for bringing solution about common issues and crucial problem. The decision taken is directive of the further action to be taken up by all concerned.
Although committee members are not elected, it can be opined from the circumstances of being able to express their views and comments for consideration by commissioning committees that democratic like administration has been practiced in this institution over years.
Evidence of success
Truly mentioning without committees the appreciable execution of extra curricular activities of the institution might have been impossible. At the pride of the college, Games and Sports Advisory Committee in 2019 could organize inter college football tournament, namely ‘A. Pratap Singh Memorial Manipur University Inter College Football(M) Tournament, the biggest one in the history of Manipur University being played by 34 teams. Moreover, this committee finds out ways for purification of Wangjing river water for filling into the swimming pool of the college. Nevertheless, seminar committee could organize seminars either independently or in collaboration along with accomplishment of service for reimbursement of registration fees of seminars and conferences participated by teachers.
IQAC encourages undergoing of research in any institution by the teachers of this college and advises to all concerned to work to exhibit its research temperament. IQAC monitors the teaching and conduction of examinations as well as supervises for timely completion of teaching. So the credit for high pass out percentage of students (metric 2.6.3) goes to IQAC. For paucity of space contributory performances of other committees have not been mentioned herein.
Altogether 15 committees of the college viz, 1. Environment Awareness Cell, 2. Examination Committee,3. Games and Sports Advisory Committee,4. Students Grievance Redressal Cell,5. Seminar Committee, 6. Remedial Coaching Centre, 7. Infrastructure Committee, 8. Building Construction Committee, 9. Equipment Purchase Committee,10. E-Learning Committee, 11. Women Complaint Cell, Admission Committee/ Admission and Career Counselling Cell, 13. Library Committee, 14. IQAC and 15. EBSB Committee contribute a lot for all round development of the institution.
Problems encountered and resources required
There is disparity among the teachers in complying to the extent of performance of dedicated services. A few of the teachers treat it to be cause of exploiting their teaching career and claim as reason of escaping from teaching due to overloading. Some of the committee members need recalling for execution of extra curricular activities. Moreover, a separate room can not be accommodated for each of the committees except for IQAC.
It is like to suggest that exemplary outstanding performances of committees of other institutions are required to avail to boost up activities under this practice.