STUDENT SUPPORT – PROCESS AND PROCEDURE
The main aim of the students support is to provide a holistic development of the students who are enrolled in the Institution. The Student Support Process is a phenomenal hand holding of students from entry level and continues even long after the student has passed out of the portals of the support system provided to the students includes financial support for educational purpose, training needs, psychological needs, career needs, research needs, skill needs, and capacity enhancement needs to facilitate them to adjust with the environment of the Institution and to become an empowered citizen of the country.
- - To assist the students to meet their educational expenses through applying for scholarships offered by the Government, Non-governmental institutions and the Management.
- - To provide opportunity to students to hone their skills and talents through co-curricular and extracurricular activities.
- - To mentor the students on educational, psychological and social aspects, so as to support them in the course of study, and help them to do their best.
- - To offer remedial coaching methods to uplift academically challenged students with special care to attain the desired outcomes.
- - To address the grievances of the students and redress by adopting a well-defined mechanism.
1. Scholarship Support and Welfare Schemes:
The support of Government and Institutional scholarship facilities are informed first in the class through the class teachers to ensure that the maximum number of needy students are benefitted.
The office issues applications and scrutinises the filled in applications received according to the eligibility criteria mentioned in the scholarship policy and submit for sanction and approval. The financial support to students reduces the number of dropouts due to financial difficulties and the fee defaulters list and in turn reduces.
Mentoring system is implemented to guide the students in their academics and career goals. The IQAC of the College allocates mentors for the First Year students in the month of June. The Heads of the Departments supported by the faculty members of the Department undertake the mentoring of the students. Mentoring guidelines and mentoring format are made available to all the mentors. Formal mentoring dates are marked in the academic calendar. Apart from the regular mentoring sessions, the mentors meet the mentees on the basis of the need and requirement.
3. Grievance Redressal Process:
Grievance redressal mechanism ensures accountability of the complaints and redressal by a fair means.
Grievance boxes are placed at prominent places within the Institution. Periodically the boxes are opened by the Grievance Redressal Committee.
The grievances are analysed and prioritised according to the needs. The grievances are redressed at the earliest by disseminating the action to be taken to the different committees. The grievances received are redressed and reports filed.
4. Cultural and Club Activities:
At the beginning of the academic year, students enrol themselves in various Clubs and Forums. Each student is required to join in at least one Club or Forum which suits her subject/ area of interest/ and aptitude. New Clubs or Groups may be formed with the permission of the Principal as and when sufficient interest is shown by students. Each group will be under a competent Coordinator among the teaching faculty. Some of the Student Clubs are: (a) Dramatics Club (b) Honours Club (c) E-Journal (Live Wire) (d) Consumer Rights Association (e) Young Entrepreneurs Form (f) Alumni Association, etc.
Students are given support and encouragement to participate in extracurricular and co-curricular activities held within the College and intercollegiate competitions. Excursions of educational value and cultural value are also encouraged. A suitable budget is allotted for such activities.
5. Career Guidance/ Skill Development/ Certification Course/ Competitive
The Placement Centre with a fulltime Placement Officer act as an interface between the students of the College and various companies/ industries that come forward to offer internship, hands-on training and job opportunities. The Placement Centre also provides training programmes on Communication Skills, Aptitude Skill Training and Campus to Corporate Programme for the Final Year students who have registered for placements and Skill Development Training. It organises Career Awareness Programmes for the Second and Final Year students and conducts coaching classes for competitive examinations.
6. Counselling Centre:
The Counselling Centre “Blossom” functions under the guidance of the Department of Psychology. It has a well-qualified experienced Counsellor who offers her service to the students. Various programmes related to personality development, problem solving training and stress management are organised by the Centre.
7. Extension Services:
In order to involve the students in community services and to incline the students towards developing a humane attitude, extension services such as National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS), Youth Red Cross (YRC) and other permanent youth programmes and schemes offered by the Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports are offered to the students.
8. Sports and Games:
To provide opportunities to students excelling in sports and games and to bring about consciousness on the importance of physical fitness and wellness to all the students, the College lays emphasis on sports and games. Well laid courts and tracks with facilities for coaching, a well-equipped Gymnasium and a Swimming Pool with fulltime Instructor are available within the College Campus for both the staff and students.
Food safety and hygiene is a priority of the College Canteen. The Canteen provides healthy food at a subsidised rate for staff and students. The College Canteen is spacious well ventilated and gives a pleasant ambience for the students to relax, chat and eat.
10. Medical/ Health Centre:
The College has a Medical/ Health Centre to cater to health issues of staff and students. Two Medical Officers are available on all days from 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 1.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. The Centre has beds and wheelchair facility. Regular health check-up is done for all the First Year students.