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Gender Equity and celebration of days of National/International commemoration

7.1.1.

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The vision, mission and quality policy of the college state commitment of the institution towards establishing and maintaining a healthy and equitable ecosystem where no discrimination is done based on Gender therefore, Gender audit has always been the priority of the college management to ensure a systematic assessment of policies, practices, and programs to identify their impact on gender equality and to address any disparities or biases that may exist. It is integrated with the policy and execution and helps the organization to understand how their activities affect different genders and guides them in promoting gender equality.

Institution’s efforts to ensure gender equity can be overserved through following initiatives:

Statutory Provisions

Various committees such as Proctorial Board, Grievance Redressal Cell, ICC, stay abreast with Gender related matters and ensure that gender sensitive approach is followed in all aspects of the college working.

 Safety and Security

The Orientation program meticulously acquaints all first-year students with the college’s culture, regulations, and avenues for growth, fostering a supportive environment for female students to thrive.

Admittance into the premises is restricted to individuals with valid college Identity cards, ensuring a safe environment for all, particularly girls, A team of dedicated security personnel is always on duty, continuous surveillance through CCTV cameras across the campus besides regular patrols conducted by members of the Proctorial Board to monitor campus activities serves as proactive approach and minimizes the risk of any misshapenness

With greater Female proportion in terms of leadership, faculty and responsibilities leading to more women empowerment and ensures a safe and conducive atmosphere for female students to pursue their academic endeavors without apprehension. Any extracurricular engagements occurring before or after college hours are closely supervised by female faculty members besides, they accompany girl students during educational excursions or participation in intercollegiate/University cultural events, providing an additional layer of protection and support.

 Counselling and Mentoring

The Counselling and Mentoring Cell, led by the Psychology Department, plays a pivotal role in addressing various mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges encountered by students through dedicated counselling sessions, the Cell identifies and addresses issues that may hinder the emotional and mental well-being of female students, recognizing the potential impact on their academic and career progression and provides personalized guidance. In cases where additional intervention is deemed necessary, such as involving parents in the counselling process and suggests effective measures to mitigate challenges, overcome obstacles and thrive in their academic pursuits.

 Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities

Awareness, Training and skill development to ensure equal status and opportunities to the students such as financial literacy workshop for faculty, staff and students, awareness session on legal provisions for women, Skill development and training programs specifically for girls in association with FICCI FLO, GTT etc.

Equal access to affordable vocational training as per NEP, to eliminate gender and financial disparities and ensuring comprehensive access to a quality higher education. The ratio of male and female students is 1:1 approximately facilitating gender egalitarianism and breaking all the odds and fears about co-education, fostering a conducive learning environment where female students can thrive confidently.

Sensitization of college community towards gender issues through Mime, Nukkad Natak, Group Dance, Poster making, Felicitation of exemplary women from Kanpur on Women’s Day etc.

File enclosed:

  • Additional information
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  Environmental Consciousness and Sustainability and Divyangjan friendly initiatives

7.1.2

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The Institution has facilities and initiatives for

1. Alternate sources of energy and energy conservation measures

2. Management of the various types of degradable and non-degradable waste

3. Water conservation

4. Green campus initiatives

5. Disabled-friendly, barrier free environment

Response: A. All of the above

 

File enclosed:

  • Policy document on the green campus/plastic free campus.
  • Bills for the purchase of equipment’s for the facilities created under this metric.
  • Geo-tagged photographs/videos of the facilities.
  • Circulars and report of activities for the implementation of the initiatives document

 

7.1.3.

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Quality audits on environment and energy regularly undertaken by the Institution.

The institutional environment and energy initiatives are confirmed through the following

1. Green audit / Environment audit

2. Energy audit

3.Clean and green campus initiatives

4. Beyond the campus environmental promotion activities

Response: A. All of the above

File enclosed:

  • Institutional data in the prescribed format (data template)
  • Policy document on environment and energy usage Certificate from the auditing agency.
  • Certificates of the awards received from recognized agency (if any).
  • Report on environmental promotion and sustainability activities conducted beyond the campus with geo-tagged photographs with caption and date.
  • Green audit/environmental audit report from recognized bodies
  Inclusion, Situatedness, Human values & Professional Ethics

7.1.4.

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Describe the Institutional efforts/initiatives in providing an inclusive environment i.e., tolerance and harmony towards cultural, regional, linguistic, communal socioeconomic and Sensitization of students and employees to the constitutional obligations: values, rights, duties and responsibilities of citizens (Within 500 words)

Response:

The institution prioritizes the creation of an equitable, fair, and supportive environment to facilitate the holistic development of its student body. Through work-study and scholarship programs, our college makes itself financially accessible while placing a high focus on socioeconomic and neighbourhood inclusion. Providing equal chances to children from diverse socioeconomic origins is the aim of these programs. Embracing diversity as a cornerstone value, it ensures that all students, regardless of demographic differences like race or socioeconomic status, receive equal opportunities for educational advancement and are welcomed, valued, and supported in their academic pursuits. Through initiatives such as the Intercollegiate Fest Kalanjali where more than 500 students from various HIEs participate in a week-long array of activities through which the institution celebrates rich cultural tapestry of India, providing students a platform for self-expression and cultural exchange.

The institution fosters an inclusive, tolerant, and harmonious environment, making students cultured and responsible citizens by raising awareness of constitutional rights and duties. To promote overall development and build character, the following activities are conducted:Activity Cell and NSS organizes various programs in campus such as – Voter Awareness Program, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Blood Donation Camp, Food and clothes donation drive, Extension activities for under privileged section,  Plantation Campaign and Cleanliness Drive, Celebration of International Yoga Day and Earth Day, National Youth Day, Hindi Diwas to inculcate social responsibility among students.

  • To ensure total absence of ragging in college, the Anti- Ragging Committee is constituted, as per the guidelines of UGC and the University. So far, college has not recorded any ragging complaint in the campus.
  • To sensitise students towards socio-cultural realities through Nukkad Natak and mime in collaboration with FICCI FLO
  • All India Essay Writing Competition to cultivate moral values.
  • Celebrating Surgical Strike and National festivals to embolden feeling of patriotism

.The institution empowers employees and students to become ecologically, environmentally, and socially responsible citizens dedicated to protecting natural resources and promoting sustainable lifestyles through the following activities:

  • Fete to promote Reuse, Recycle and Reduce
  • Poster making competition on Global Warming and Bio Weapons
  • Junkart from Junkyard Competition
  • Snippets Club and SDGs Ambassadors
  • रोपण संग आरोहण

The institution is committed to instilling a deep understanding and application of constitutional values among students and employees through statutory committees and various initiatives. Workshops, seminars, and educational campaigns foster appreciation for the Indian Constitution’s principles. Students engage in discussions and debates on constitutional issues, critically analyzing their roles as responsible citizens, while interactive sessions explore the historical context and evolution of constitutional provisions, enriching their grasp of India’s democratic framework.To enhance sensitization of students and employees to the constitutional obligations, values, rights, duties, and responsibilities, the college has organized a series of events including workshops, seminars, and interactive sessions focused on constitutional literacy and civic engagement which are as follows –

  • Citizenship Symposium: People and Politics
  • Rights and Duties Forum at classroom level
  • Winning performances of students in Youth Parliaments & MUN
  • Youth Empowerment Seminars
  • Old Age Home
  • Amrit Mahotsav, Rang De Basanti
  • Mime – Rightfully Yours ‘Women’s Justice Initiative’.
  • Nukkad Natak to create awareness about Child Labour, Voting, Media and Democracy
  • Traffic Awareness

File enclosed:

  • Additional information
  • Link for Additional information

7.2.1.

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Describe two best practices successfully implemented by the Institution as per NAAC format provided in the Manual

Response:

Best Practice 1

Title: Decentralized Working Environment and Participative Decision Making: Leading the way to Effective Teaching and Learning

Objective:

·         To involve teachers in decision making in academic and administrative matters.

·         To motivate commitment in the team towards institutional responsibilities.

·         Division of work and specialization to ensure the best outcome and smooth working process

·         To inspire Teacher Leadership and effective team building

·         Establishing strong and effective communication

Context:

With the aim to provide effective teaching and learning environment, decentralized approach to decision making has been adopted. There is proper delegation of all responsibilities among teachers on rotational basis ensuring inclusiveness regarding all academic matters facilitating knowledge gain and skill development in all areas. It empowers the teaching faculty to suggest innovative ideas as to increase students’, participation in various curricular and co-curricular activities and improves their academic performance.

Practice

At the beginning of the session, the head of the institution in consultation with IQAC decides the Course Coordinators and Class Teachers based on their expertise and experience. Then this is communicated/notified officially. Course Coordinators and Class Teachers are facilitators within the college and play an important role in communicating and improving college practices. Besides there are various executive cells for general management and administration of the college. The Individual faculty in charge of any cell initiates the planning of any program/activity and then it is discussed with Principal along with Academic and Cultural Coordinator for suggestions. Once it is finalized, it is again notified and acted upon. At the end, head of the institution monitors the overall teaching and learning process.

Evidence: The practice is followed so diligently that, even if the head of the institution is not present for some time, the faculty in-charge of various responsibilities handles the assigned work honestly and with full dedication and the college runs smoothly. 

Outcome

·         Creates positive learning relationships between teachers and students and among students.

·         Establishes better classroom routines and strong teacher taught ties

·         Channelizes students’ energy in right direction

·         Engages the student in learning process positively

·         Improves curricular, instructional and assessment practices

·         Fosters Motivation and Team building

·         Speedy resolution of students’ problems

·         Smooth and Stress-free working Environment

·         Ensures timely and accurate reporting practice

·         Enhances sense of self discipline in students and dutiful in teachers.

·         Achievement of better cognitive, emotional, and intellectual development

·         Improves overall students’ performance and decision-making ability

Problems Encountered and Resources Required – No problem is seen in execution as work allocation is done judicially and complete support is extended. No additional resources required in terms of implementation.

 

 

Best Practice 2

Title: Doing our bit for a sustainable world!

Objective:

·         To draw attention towards the aims and objectives of environmental education.

·         To develop and implement Environment and Social strategy, with a focus on climate risk, water positivity, plastic negativity, and increasing green cover.

·         To prioritise reuse over recycling, making recycling enjoyable, transforming waste into reusable items thereby contributing to a more sustainable approach.

·         To drive best-in-class Sustainability (SDG) performance for the college and the community.

Context:

“We have been given a warning by science and a wake-up call by nature;

It is up to us now to heed them.”

 Embracing environmental friendliness is crucial for preserving our planet for future generations fostering healthier ecosystems and communities.

Practice:

Acknowledging areas for improvement in global environmental care, Jagran College of Arts, Science, and Commerce formed the Snippet club, prioritizing reuse over recycling. The team of students under the mentorship of Dr. Swati Dwivedi made recycling enjoyable, transforming waste into reusable items over a 25-day period during the month of May 2021. Since then, it has become a way of life for college community.

Another noteworthy initiative is the appointment of 17 students as Sustainable Development Goals Ambassadors each one of them is responsible for creating awareness about their respective SDG, advocating for their implementation and mobilising action at college and community level through activities such as public speaking, media campaigns, community outreach and partnering with organisations to advance the SDGs agenda.

 

Evidence:

SNIPPET CLUB: This initiative repurposed scrap materials from various sources to create useful items leading to a sustainable approach.

SDG Ambassadors: SDG ambassadors the college community is making concerted efforts for environment conservation in addressing global challenges.

Outcome

·         Drew attention towards the aims and objectives of environmental education and creation of pragmatic learning environment by channelising their energy in the right direction.

·         Students learnt that implementing innovative solutions does not demand complex or burdensome efforts; rather, it involves a shift in how we view ‘trash’

·         Development of recycling programs, have set an explicit goal of minimizing landfill usage, which makes recycling its own discrete undertaking.

·          Crafting artwork and decorative pieces for college events using repurposed materials.

·         Organizing a green fair with a team to teach students about the significance of recycling and reusing resources.

Students actively participate in awareness campaigns by writing slogans and articles, showcasing their enthusiasm and dedication towards promoting environmental awareness and advocating for a greener future.

 

 

·         Engages the student in learning process positively and leaving them with high spirits looking into their own creativities they realized, we can do it!

Problems Encountered and Resources Required

ü  Snippet Club encountered significant challenges in managing scraps and waste products, requiring substantial effort to gather sufficient quantity besides sorting through the scraps to identify those of value and high demand, lack of commitment, time constraints, and insufficient instructional resources were the other major challenges faced by the team.

ü   Resources for recycling, encompassing manpower, finance, and a diverse array of materials such as paper, cardboard, plastics, glass, aluminium, batteries, electronics, food waste, lawn materials, used oil, household hazardous waste, tires, metal, computers, cell phones, and miscellaneous items, offer a range of opportunities. Repurposing office hold items for reuse appears to yield the most satisfying outcomes.

Web Link:

  • Best practices as hosted on the Institutional website
    • Basti Pathshala
    • Environmental Consciousness
  • Any other relevant information.

7.3.1.

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Portray the performance of the Institution in one area distinctive to its priority and thrust within 1000 words

Response:

I M Happy

Educational institutions play a pivotal role in nurturing students not only academically but also holistically. By adopting an inclusive (I) multifaceted (M) approach, Jagran College makes all possible efforts to ensure Happiness of students through intellectual growth, physical well-being, moral values, creativity, confidence, and a sense of cultural awareness:

1.Academic Support for Intellectual Growth: The institution is committed to provide a robust academic support system essential to foster intellectual growth among students. This includes offering challenging coursework, personalized attention, and resources for students to develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and a thirst for knowledge. To leverage the power of technology to create dynamic, interactive, and student-centred learning experiences that prepare students for success in the digital age, regular use of various ICT tools in teaching methodology is adopted to ensure their skill development as per NEP-2020.

Assessment plays a crucial role in curriculum delivery, allowing teachers to gauge student progress and adjust their teaching methods accordingly, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to succeed. Regular assessments for monitoring and mirroring learning progress supported with extra classes and remedial sessions to provide handholding to the weak students are the measures implemented in the college to achieve the goal of sound academic development of all. 

2.Physical Fitness with Spiritual and Moral upliftment: A holistic education approach is adopted to emphasize the importance of physical fitness alongside spiritual and moral development. Physical activities like sports and yoga not only promote health and well-being but also instil discipline, teamwork, and perseverance. Incorporating spiritual and moral teachings helps students develop a strong ethical foundation and a sense of responsibility towards themselves and others. Regular yoga and sports sessions are conducted to help students strengthen their muscular and cognitive abilities. Stress management through meditation, Interactive sessions on positive psychology, recreation activities such as picnic, fete, movie shows are also organized from time to time to promote healthy and happy environment. 

3.Competitive Attitude with Human Values: All possible efforts are made to encourage competitive spirit among students balanced with the promotion of human values such as empathy, respect, and integrity. Students are motivated to strive for excellence while upholding ethical standards and understanding the importance of collaboration and mutual support. Various career counselling sessions are organized by experts in different domains to make students aware about the presentday skills and motivate them to appear in various competitive exam with zeal and preparation.

  1. Creativity Exploration and Exposure: Creativity is a vital skill that should be nurtured in students. Ample opportunities for creative expression through exhibitions, writing articles and poetries and other forms of artistic exploration are provided to students. Exposure to diverse creative experiences helps students develop innovative thinking, problem-solving abilities, and a sense of self-expression. College publishes its annual magazine to provide students an opportunity for not only their creative expression but a useful platform for healthy interaction where the young budding talent can identify and spread their wings of imagination and fly high.

5.Confidence Building through Personality Development: Building confidence is crucial for the overall development of students. To meet this goal various   platforms are created for students to showcase their talents, participate in public speaking, debates, and other extracurricular activities to boost their self-esteem, communication skills, and leadership qualities. Students participate in intra and intercollege debates, quizzes, talk-shows, seminars, Business plan competitions, Group discussions etc. They host events with great confidence and enthusiasm which further enhances their soft skills and confidence.

6.Creating a Learning Environment with the Amalgamation of Culture, Literature, and Fine Arts: A rich learning environment that integrates culture, literature, and fine arts has been facilitated through the intercollegiate fest KALANJALI to broaden students’ perspectives and deepen their understanding of the world around them. Exposure to diverse cultures, literary works, and artistic expressions fosters empathy, tolerance, and appreciation for different forms of human creativity. This fest that encompasses almost all aspects of creativity through dance, music, dramatics, literature, art & culture and technology provides a significant platform of youth festival and witnesses talent beyond boundaries and hard-work beyond measure.

7.Fostering Empathy, Mutual Respect and Happiness

Teaching and promoting empathy in students help in building strong interpersonal relationships, fostering a sense of community, and enhancing communication skills. Empathy encourages students to consider different perspectives, appreciate diversity, and develop compassion towards others. These qualities are essential for creating a harmonious and inclusive college environment. Through various extra-curricular and NSS activities students are encouraged to practice empathy, they learn to collaborate effectively, resolve conflicts peacefully, and support each other emotionally. This leads to a more supportive and nurturing educational community. Mutual respect among students and between teacher-taught is encouraged and maintained by all means.

Happiness plays a significant role in student well-being and academic success. A positive and happy environment can enhance learning outcomes, motivation, and overall mental health. To promote happiness all possible efforts are made for creating a welcoming and engaging atmosphere where students feel safe, valued, and supported. Celebrating their achievements, developing a sense of belonging, and providing opportunities for personal growth contribute to their happiness. Happy students are more likely to be engaged in learning, participate actively in classroom activities, and exhibit positive behaviours towards peers and teachers. This, in turn, leads to a more enriching educational experience for all involved.

Therefore, integrating empathy and happiness into the educational experience alongside academic pursuits is at the core of all policies and practices for the holistic development of students. The institute prioritizes these values to create a nurturing environment that supports students’ emotional well-being, social growth, and overall happiness, leading to a more fulfilling and successful educational journey for all.

By embracing this multifaceted approach to student development. the college aspires to inspire its students to become well-rounded individuals equipped with the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes necessary to thrive in an ever-changing world.

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