Digitalization of college portal as per NEP2020
DAV PG College has always been a trend setter in academics and allied activities. National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) has relevantly mentioned the importance of technology in education and has encouraged institutions to go digital to improve the quality of education. On the same guidelines DAV has taken this initiative. All the relevant data related to students, teachers, credits, details have been bought on one portal so that all the information can be assessed at clicks. This initiative will make the formalities and process smooth and easier for all the stakeholders. This initiative has helped in personalizing and flexible learning experiences for students. With the use of technology, students are able to access educational materials and resources on their own terms, at their own pace, and in a way that best suits their learning style. Technology has also acted as a tool for support of professional development for faculty and staff, as well as to enhance their teaching practices.
* Goal: The goal is to make all the stakeholders connected to each other and to initiate prompt action for all. It is a genuine attempt for academic welfare of students and faculty members. The overall purpose is holistic development in academia and simplifying the things for all and connecting our college on the guidelines of NEP2020.
*Context: The College has always been focusing on enriching its resources and technology has been an important blend of it. The institution has always centered on enriching its technology according to the requirement of the market and resources and this is an important step towards it.
*Practices: All the departments from Arts, Commerce and Social Science is now relevantly focusing and practicing on different aids and dimension of online portal. The students and teachers have regularly been practicing it and well aided to all the aspects to it.
*Evidence of success: All the stakeholders are now well versed with different dimensions of the portal and this has proven as an asset for all the stakeholders. This step has acted on a positive note for the students, non-teaching and teaching staff. All the stakeholders have started contributing in a positive way because of this initiative and have added values in their academia.
Promotion of Sanskrit in the religious city of Varanasi
DAV PG College has always been proud of its roots, culture and practice. The college has taken initiative to promote local and intellectual language of Kashi i.e. Sanskrit. Certificate course on topic such as Vedic mathematics has been initiated to make a perfect blend of culture and knowledge. Number of seminars, conferences, and workshop has been conducted with the students to spread the relevance and importance of Sanskrit in the 21st century. Students from different department’s i.e. Arts, Commerce and Social Science participated with full zeal and dedication in this process. This initiative is also considering the guidelines of NEP 2020, adapting to local language and culture.
* Goal: The aim of the objective is to promote local language amongst all the related people of the people. This initiative focuses on enabling the students to understand the roots and culture of city to the students and be proud of it.
*Context: This context has encouraged student and faculty members to learn different dimensions of the culture and society. This has acted as an important tool for all the students of the college to understand the relevance of language and its impact on the society. It has covered different aspects of culture, society and academia and makes them understand its relevance.
*Practices: The College has initiated different actions and steps for development of the language. It has conducted orientation, workshop, seminar, and conferences on different themes to make them aware regarding the relevance. The Alumni of the Sanskrit Department is world renowned because of their skills and capabilities. Students from different department have actively participated and took keen interest in learning the language and promoting it.
*Evidence of success: This initiative has helped its alumni, students to reach galaxy of success. The students and alumni’s have represented College at different platform and make them proud of it. Students have enhanced their knowledge from Vedic mathematics to different ailments of culture and society. Altogether this has brought a very impact on the college and the society.
1. Title: Webinars During COVID 19
Goal: In the entire world when no one was untouched by the unleashed crisis of COVID 19, the objective of organizing Webinars on the Pandemic was to encourage intellectuals and academicians to produce significant researches to enhance their vision. It was to boost up the morale, productivity and creativity of students and academicians in various disciplines such as socio-political, economic, linguistical and cultural.
Context: DAV PG College always endeavors to utilize time to the optimum level. In its arena it covered from lesson of psycho-therapy, mental health, use of term physical distancing in place of social distancing, disturbances in socio-political and economic order to the emergence of new culture and new normal. Under the UGC Quality Mandate Notification, D.O. No1-3/2020(CM) Dated 28th March 2020, the Web-conferences and Web- workshops are designed not only to talk about lock-down and its lethal consequences but to benefit and enrich perspectives of students and researchers. For instance, Web- workshop on English Communication Skill and Personality Development and a ten-day Workshop cum training programme on learning of Sanskrit Language were to provide all the students an opportunity to enhance their communication skill to seek better prospect in their career. Personality Grooming is inevitable part of education for the achievement of cherished dreams.
Practices: The webinars organized by social, arts and commerce faculty were a means to provide opportunity to students belonging to respective fields to gain something specific in pursuit of their future goal and aspirations and at the same they can be inter-disciplinary. Paper reading sessions on web were an unique feature in the time of crisis to sustain goal of higher-education.
Evidence of Success: Students, researchers and academicians took interest in this practice tremendously. They regularly participated in the Web-conferences and Web-workshops.
2. Title: Uploading of Videos based on Syllabi on You Tube Channel During Pandemic, COVID 19
Goal: keeping in mind academic welfare of students and prime duty of faculty members in the Corona period it has been started. DAV PG College believes in establishing academic forum for the students from where large number of students can be benefitted.
Context: In the time of crisis education sector suffered a lot due to lack of infra-structure, planning and vision. But DAV PG College immediately after outbreak of Corona and declaration of lock-down in India started its You Tube Channel on 19th March 2020, to upload Videos based on curriculum to teach students uninterruptedly and to make them feel connected to their teachers. However, in pursuit of its success and vision, it demanded extra inputs from the faculty members such as rigorous process of recording lectures and technical handling etc. Uploading more than 30 videos in a day on You Tube Channel was really challenging for our technical team but efficient team members handled it well. The visionary attempt of the College is fruitful for current and future students as well. It provides an opportunity and platform to the faculty members to impart their knowledge on global level.
Practices: DAV PG College uploaded Videos on its You Tube Channel more than 1150 during lock down period to impart knowledge to the students in detail on a given topic. This channel is an attempt, platform and a step towards sustenance of the goal of Higher Education in terms of maintenance of quality teaching and services. The aim of the Channel was to provide substitute of classes where they can download videos and time and again, they can play it as per their need and suitability.
Evidence of Success: Viewers of the Channel are in lakhs. Uploaded Videos are viewed repeatedly not only by our students but also students of other colleges and universities as they have mentioned in comment box their identity. In order to make it more interesting our comment section is opened for public where students and viewers ask questions and respective faculty members reply to the same.
1. (a)Title of the Practice:
Promotion of ICT Practices
(b) Objectives of the Practice:
To promote ICT Practices and computer literacy, a separate unit / Department of UGDCA (Under Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications) within the premises of DAV PG College is functioning for the past years. In addition most of the Faculty Members are computer literate and deliver lectures through power point presentations and other ICT tools.
(c) The Context:
The College is well aware about the fast changing environment. In this dynamic world, if we want our students to compete and survive then we must provide computer proficiency to our students besides their regular course material. To enhance the computer literacy among our Students the College planned to promote computer literacy through introduction of a three year UGDCA Programme, which adds no extra time burden on our students.
(d) The Objective:
The DAV PG College, through Centre of UGDCA (Under Graduate Diploma in Computer Application) ensures that the basic knowledge, skills and the required training to all the registered students of various fields are provided on a continuous basis. This diploma course runs simultaneously with their regular graduation, thus adding no extra time-burden to our students.
(e) Evidence of Success:
As many as 80% or more students enrolled in every session in various departments of this college are registered under UGDCA. So every year the college is successfully providing basic skills in computers to its students on a large scale. On an average 400 students are passing out every year with UGDCA certificates, along with their respective regular degrees.
(f) Problems Encountered and Resources Required:
The establishment of the UGDCA Department in DAV PG College was not an easy task. Prior approval from Banaras Hindu University was taken to run this programme. In the absence of funds from BHU, the College runs this programme on ‘self-financing’ basis.
UGDCA – Centre (‘Under Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications’)and IQAC, DAV PG College.