2024-01-25 :

Congratulations Dr. Meera, Assistant Professor (on contract), Department of Chemistry for the award of Chief Minister's Post Doctoral Fellowship.

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Third Semester B.A/B.Sc./B.Com/BBA Internal Examinations (2022 Admissions) from 1st February 2024 to 8th February 2024

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മുഖ്യമന്ത്രിയുടെ 2021-22ലെ വിദ്യാർത്ഥി പ്രതിഭാ പുരസ്കാരം ഒരു ലക്ഷം രൂപയ്ക്കും പ്രശസ്തിപത്രത്തിനും അർഹയായ അഭിസൂര്യ പി പങ്കജിന് അഭിനന്ദനങ്ങൾ

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Best Practices

Educate the School Children

Objectives of the Practice:

  • To develop a scientific temper by fostering critical thinking skills, and promoting a culture of innovation and the spirit of inquiry.
  • To improve the academic standards of school students.
  • To share and provide resources.
  • To advance subject expertise and create learning opportunities for teachers
  • To familiarize and educate the school students on laboratory experience
  • To provide hands-on experience with experimental procedures.

The Context: Enhancing the teaching-learning process in school students, especially in science subjects where the resources are limited, and sharpening the skill set of teachers has become a critical priority.

The Practice:

  • Chemwonders is a programme initiated by the Department of Chemistry to introduce lab apparatus and view the experimental procedures for the learners in schools.
  • Students were provided with opportunities for hands-on training in laboratory experiments.
  • Exhibitions were conducted for high school students.
  • Quiz competitions, painting competitions, and debate competitions were held for school students.
  • Workshop was organized for high school teachers to improve teaching-learning process.
  • Science laboratories were set up in high schools.
  • In near future we planned to set up a science park at St. Michael’s College.

Evidence of success: The increasing number of students undertaking science subjects for higher studies resounds the success of the programme. With generated curiosity and scientific temper, more students are actively participating in school science exhibitions like Shastramela.

Problems Encountered and Resources Required: The lack of adequate funding to purchase chemicals and regular maintenance laboratories poses significant concerns for the smooth functioning of the initiative. Insufficient space to accommodate the equipment and ensure compliance with safety regulations add to the challenges.

BEEP (B. Voc Education Extension Programme)

Objectives of the Practice:

  • To establish a connection with the community, gain insight into their challenges, develop an intervention strategy, and effectively address the issues.
  • To equip the students with the necessary skill set to adapt to the constantly evolving technology.
  • To cultivate an understanding of the significance of health and well-being.
  • To foster a sense of responsibility toward protecting the environment.
  • To inculcate social responsibility and promote values of compassion to become civic citizens.

The Context: Pandemic has created an array of problems in the teaching-learning process, including physical and mental issues. It was important to enliven the student community to rekindle their spirits to face the society.

The Practice

  • To access the computer software competency level of the high school students of Cherthala South High School, Ariparambu a preliminary test was administered. Based on the results, tailored classes were conducted to address the specific needs and deepen the knowledge and practical wisdom. An exit level test was conducted at the end of the classes to gauge the level of improvement achieved.
  • A bookshelf with books was donated to the library of Cherthala South High School, Ariparambu.
  • A study conducted at Little Flower School, Mathilakam showed that a good number of primary class students suffer from eyesight and orthopedic issues due to excessive use of mobile phones. A health awareness class by an orthopedic surgeon was organized to address their issues.
  • Posters of ideal body postures were made and posted on the classroom walls.
  • The students identified the underdeveloped tourist destination spots in Alappuzha and conducted cleaning drives.
  • Alappuzha Beach Park underwent cleaning and painting, resulting in its opening to the public for recreational activities.
  • Bins to collect plastic waste were installed on Mararikulam Beach.

Evidence of Success: The students developed a curiosity for learning new things and cultivated reading habits. As a result, there has been a noticeable improvement in the studies, especially in Informatics. More public has started visiting the tourist spots and utilizing the available facilities.

Problems Encountered and Resources Required: The most significant challenges encountered throughout the process were the lack of maintenance of public properties, financial constraints, and the impact of the pandemic.

The Ceaseless Ascent

The cherished dream of an enlightened society ideally depends on quality education. Driven and inspired by this proven fact, the community of the Diocese of Alleppey made its resolute entry into the field of higher education.

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