Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary education is the central recommendation of the National education policy 2020. Our Institution is offering courses both at under graduate and post graduate level that opens new horizons of knowledge to the students. In accordance with the new syllabus designed by HE Dept., Govt. of MP we are offering courses in various subjects like C336 and C127 that has a combination of Mathematics with Economics along with Computer Science/ Computer Application. Mathematics plays an important role for Economists to construct and explain various Economic Models and Computer technology further enhances their prospects in employment. The syllabus of C190 that has a combination of Commerce with advertising is a perfect example of multidisciplinary education as advertisements are extremely important for the success of e commerce companies today. Proficiency in languages like Hindi and English is included as a part of qualification parameters for enhancing the skilling and employment opportunities of our students. As a way and means of invoking Interdisciplinarity we have restructured our Curriculum with focus on problem solving approach. Faculty of Home Science offers a variety of courses on Human development, Clinical nutrition, Home Management and Fashion designing where joint teaching by the faculty of Home Science provides an opportunity among teachers to understand a complex problem from interdisciplinary perspective. Needless to say, this approach helps to create new knowledge which is beyond the limits of a particular discipline.
Ordinance 14B of Department of HE, Govt. of MP is a policy document in which article 24 mentions credit transfer of students. Our institution has an Academic committee formed for academic development of the institution and innovations in the examination system as and when suggested by Department of HE, Govt. of MP. The committee will comprise of the Dean all faculties, IQAC Convenor, Autonomous Controller and member Secretary, Academic council. The committee will maintain the record of credits earned by students in their regular courses. Additional credits earned through MOOC courses of SWAYAM NPTEL platform will be deposited in the academic bank of credits as per the instructions of the Department of HE, Govt. of MP.
NEP 2020 suggests that separation of education and training has significantly contributed to a situation where our workforce is under-skilled and hence not able to participate in social, economic and civic life. Vocational education has therefore been mainstreamed in our Curriculum to meet the skill needs of our learners. We have different skill enhancement courses (4 credits) designed to focus on enhancement of skill and aimed to provide hands on training to the students. Ability enhancement courses (8 credits) like Foundational Hindi, English and Environmental education mandatory for all disciplines. Field projects (4 credits) in coordination with the stake holders are also included as integral part of our curriculum. This way we are becoming more responsive and supportive to the learners and minimizing their skill imbalance through skilling, reskilling and upskilling with focus on environmental responsibility like waste management, and social responsibility like gender neutrality. In addition to this we are running certificate courses on Cultivation, Processing and Marketing of Medicinal plants, Vermicomposting – an eco- friendly venture for entrepreneurship development and most importantly a course on Audio and sound engineering which is opening job opportunities for students in different sectors like radio, field recording, voice over and many more. Above all we also keep on organizing workshops for our students like 21 days training program on Multi media web designing, Seminar on awareness of technical skills, financial literacy program to name a few and many more.
In Indian culture knowledge is the supreme value. NEP 2020 aims at characterizing India’s spirit to build a knowledge centered civilization. As a means to understand how knowledge has been embedded in our Indian civilization, we have initialized to include Indian knowledge to our Curriculum. To ensure accessibility to different Indian texts and Indian thought systems available in Sanskrit, Hindi and English we focus to strengthen these languages as we ae aware that language, thought and reality are always entwined. Not only do we design our syllabus in both English and Hindi but also maintain the language of communication and also examination system both bilingual. We are planning to introduce certificate courses in our college that will include oral, pragmatic and democratic knowledge that would not subdue other communities. It would aim towards the quest of the true self. The college has been regularly organizing lectures integrating Indian language and culture like
We are planning to establish a language lab in our college that aims at enhancing the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills of our students with special focus on improving the grammar, vocabulary and phonetics. J F Staal a renowned Indologist had once remarked “Indian mind is obsessed with language and philosophy” We have a well-designed corner in our library with comfortable sitting space to browse books related to Indian Knowledge system in both English and regional languages. We have books related to Vedic Mathematics, Astronomy, Metallurgy, Medical Science, ancient Architecture, Yoga and Fine Arts. Other than this we also • celebrate Hindi diwas in our college.
NEP 2020 articulates well on how Outcome based education should be implemented at various levels so that the quality of student learning increases. Outcome based learning emphasizes on student learning outcomes where strategies of learning and assessment are integrated to each other. Learning outcomes form an integral part of our curriculum starting from need analysis of that particular program of study to development of concept map and blue print. This process also includes considerations like enhancement of life skills and social skills of our students. All teaching Departments design syllabi based on UGCs initiative of LOCF (learning Outcome Based Curriculum Framework. We also include the Course outcome, Program outcome in this process so that the teachers and students are self- regulated and choose learning strategy that helps them in monitoring and achieving learning outcomes.
As per UGC Open and Distance learning program and online program regulations 2020 our college does not offer any program through open and distance learning mode. However, in view of unprecedented circumstances due to COVID 19 pandemic, our faculty has prepared learning material in the form of e content accompanied by effective online delivery of the same. Appreciating the changing role of technology in the teaching learning process our college aims at not only improving the quality of education through blended learning but also aiming at massification of education, easy access, equity and equality. As far as asynchronous learning goes, our college has ensured that are students have access to study material through different platforms including LMS portal of Department of HE, Govt. of MP. This helps the students in developing their learning ability and learning power. So also, our college has been promoting students to take up courses online on SWAYAMs National MOOC portal platform. In session 2020-21, twelve of our students and in session 2021-22, six of our students have completed certificate courses in different disciplines successfully. This year in session 2022-23 almost 243 students have enrolled in different courses up till now. We also ensure to register our students on https://nlist.inflibnet.ac.in so that they are able to access online study material in the form of books. This allows students to access e resources related to their course curriculum and content which otherwise is available using text books only. Our college is also hosting a study center of MP Bhoj Open University wherein almost 65-70 students are enrolled. Collecting assignments and conducting practical’s along with successful supervision of their Theory and Practical exams is carried out by our faculty thus contributing towards distance learning in a minuscule amount.