INSTITUTION BEST PRACTICES
- Carbon Neutrality Zone
- Title of the Practice: Carbon Neutrality Zone
- The Context: Our campus is blessed with the bounty of nature and has not been polluted by leaving carbon foot prints. However, we are conscious of environmental issues at the global front, hence; we have taken measures to retain our campus as a carbon neutrality zone by planting trees, maintaining the fern house, installing solar panels, and bio degradable waste management units. While implementing these measures we have had financial crunch and labour deployment problems.
- Objectives: Environmental wellbeing is an important matter in the health of the nation. To make our own environment healthy, peaceful and harmonious we need to do our bit in taking care of it. With this objective in mind the institution decided to maintain its surroundings free from pollution of all kinds. Carbon neutrality zone has been thought of as one such programme that would create awareness among the students to keep the campus green, making it a total ‘Carbon Neutrality Zone’.
- The Practice: To put the ‘Carbon Neutrality Zone’’ project into practice the IQAC allocated responsibilities to various active wings of the college like NSS, NCC, Rangers and Rovers, Red Cross and cultural committee to prepare the plan of action for the academic year to intensify its practice and application. Likewise these units conduct and organise various programmes to enforce the project into practice. The units have taken it upon themselves to conduct the following activities to strengthen the said project. Activities like vanamahotsava, maintaining herbal garden, vermi composting unit, periodical inspection and maintenance of solar panels, regular cleaning of the campus, maintenance of the garden and many such activities are conducted to keep the campus green.
- Impact of the Practice: Climate change and Global warming is a core issue of debate all over the world. This is a significant matter to be incorporated in the Indian higher education too. The Carbon Neutrality practice in our campus is a small step forward increasing social consciousness among the youth and in promoting national wellbeing. 6. Problems Encountered and Resources Required. Naturally while implementing any programme hurdles crop up and obstacles come in the way. However, we have been able to cut across these barriers in our own way. As we are under credit based semester scheme shortage of time is a major problem. And Sometimes getting an expert resource person also would be a problem and budgeting these programmes poses problems as we do not get sufficient labour force and enough funds to keep it going. Our students come from far off places and they do not have transport facilities after late hours and hence we find it difficult to squeeze in programmes within the scheduled hours of our system.
II Regular Folk Arts Training
1 Title of the Practice: Regular Folk Arts Training.
- The Context: India is well known for its cultural diversity world over. Hence the Indian universities have placed importance to cultural furtherance as part of its curriculum and in the light of this we have given importance to promote folk arts. Through its practice we wish to uphold our distinct and unique culture and also respect other cultures by practising cultural exchange programmes. This practice has strengthened secular feeling among the students. The folk art training will ensure the continuation of cultural heritage, its customs, and practice and help the youth to carry it forward.
- Objectives: The strength of India as a nation lies in its diversity which is reflected through its multifarious culture, tradition and customs, practised by different communities that add color to the nation. Keeping this in mind we thought of introducing Folk Arts training in the campus to preserve, promote and spread culture, customs and traditions, propagating it through young artists. At any point of time one should not allow our distinct culture and traditional practices to die down because we believe that the strength of the nation lies only in bringing together these diverse culture and traditions under one umbrella of the nation.
- The Practice: With the association of cultural organizations training camps and certificate courses in folk arts are regularly conducted. The cultural committee of the college has trained regular Folk Art troops in collaboration with Karnataka Kodava Sahitya Academy. The committee conducts practice sessions and deploys students in teams to perform in other institutions, festivals, and national forums. Students take part in various competitions conducted in the district by the universities and state organizations. The Mangalore university has Kodava Adyayana Peeta (Centre for Kodava Studies) where in our members involve in their activities. The NSS and NCC have participated and also have organized cultural exchange programmes.
- Impact of the Practice: Our cultural teams participated in state and national level cultural fests and competitions. The young ambassadors of our college spread and promote the unique feature of our rare culture.