PVKKIT - Best Practices

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Best Practices

Best Practice - 1:

Title: Annual "Industrial Summit"

Objectives: The institution conducts an annual "Industrial Summit" to benefit students by providing exposure to industry practices, enhancing industry-institute interaction, and establishing meaningful connections with regional industrial leaders. The goals of the summit include improving students' employability skills, reducing stress and anxiety related to recruitment, and bridging the gap between academia and industry.

Context: The institution's Training and Placement Cell hosts various training programs. The "Industrial Summit" brings industry recruiters and managers’ together guide, motivates, and educates students for their future careers.

Challenges: Challenges faced include time constraints limiting industry representation, insufficient time for in-depth interactions between students and industry experts, and non-availability of many industry representatives and managers at the Summit.

Uniqueness: In the context of Indian higher education, the "Industrial Summit" stands out with its focus on recruitment and placement, providing students with a valuable advantage for their career efforts.

Evidence of Success: The Summit has led to students becoming more knowledgeable and industry-prepared, resulting in improved placement records and a positive impact on academic performance.

Academic Year Data:

Year Dates of the Summit No. of industries Represented No. of HRs Total students attended (III&IV Years) Placed Students
2022-23 16.07.2022 06 06 588 238
2019-20 29.02.2020 08 08 527 131

Academic Year Data:"

Academic Year Total IV Year Students Students Placed Percentage of students placed
2018-2019 263 100 38
2019-2020 313 131 41
2020-2021 294 141 47
2021-2022 412 412 42
2022-2023 366 366 65

Result: The "Industrial Summit" has significantly improved student discipline and employability while contributing to enhanced academic performance.

Best Practice - 2:

Title: ‘Quality First’ Week

Objectives: The "Quality First" Week, conducted at the start of academic semester, engages students, faculty, and staff to enhance student discipline, teacher dedication, and campus behavior. Its key goals are to promote knowledge about quality and professional standards, instill values, enhance efficiency, establish discipline on campus, and enforce a zero-tolerance policy for student indiscipline and rule violations

Context: Professional colleges aim to maintain quality and standards. Students are expected to maintain punctuality, discipline, politeness, and dignity. Faculty and staff are expected to maintain punctuality, interact politely, keep records orderly, and fulfill academic duties.

Key Challenges: Challenges include addressing student indiscipline, violations of dress code and conduct, instilling good habits and practices among students, and raising awareness about quality requirements and standards among both students and faculty/staff.

The Practice: The ‘Quality First’ Week is observed at the beginning of academic semester, involving a committee of senior faculty members. This committee, in coordination with the "Academic Quality Advisor," formulates an action plan for the week. The observance includes wide publicity through banners, notice boards, messages, and circulars,

Key Issues:

Discipline: Faculty squads enforce campus discipline regarding dress code, mobile phone use, and ID card compliance, with violations resulting in warnings, counseling, and advice for the students involved.

Professional Dignity & Behavior: HODs/Senior faculty visit classes to highlight the requirements of professional behavior and emphasize the significance of maintaining dignity on the campus.

Rules and Regulations: Banners spread awareness about rules and regulations, and students are cautioned, advised, and informed to follow them.

Teaching – Learning Process: Faculty receives guidance in department and institution-level meetings, focusing on the teaching-learning process and quality maintenance.

In the Context of Indian Higher Education: ‘Quality First’ Week stands out in Indian higher education as it uniquely centers on quality, engaging all stakeholders to achieve overall quality improvement.

Constraints/Limitations Faced: Stakeholders tend to show slackness in enforcing quality measures after the completion of the week. Another limitation is the lower percentage of students attending college at the beginning of the semester.

Evidence of Success:

Annual "Industrial Summit"

The institution's Training and Placement Cell
Challenges faced include time constraints

‘Quality First’ Week has been instrumental in ensuring quality in all aspects of the institution's functioning, resulting in improved student discipline, faculty record-keeping, and adherence to rules and regulations.

Improvement in Discipline: Student discipline has significantly improved, with fewer cases of rule violations and code of conduct breaches over the last five years.

Teacher-Related: Faculty members have grown accustomed to maintaining quality records, updating documents, and files.

Campus Initiatives: Maintaining entry and exit rules has improved faculty punctuality and reduced unnecessary departures from the campus during working hours.

Awareness Creation: Student awareness has created a well-behaved, disciplined campus with minimal rule violations.