Best Practice


Best Practice-I

  1. Title: District Level Mega Job Fair
  1. Goal:
  • To enable students to know the future career opportunities.
  • To enable students to prepare themselves for global trends.
  • To provide a platform for the students for recruitment.
  1. Aim and Objectives:
  • To enable the students to know the requirements of the industrial sector.
  • To encourage the students to achieve required qualifications and merit.
  • To prepare a wide platform where industry and students can meet each other and fulfill each other’s requirements.
  • To prepare and motivate students to learn career oriented skills.
  • To encourage students to be more career oriented.
  1. Context:
It is generally observed that students are not conscious about their career and placement during their graduation or even during Post-Graduation studies. They start thinking seriously about it only after the completion of their studies. They spend more two or three years in finding jobs and suitable career options. Sometimes they have to complete other substitute degree or certificate courses to secure a job which also takes time of a year or two.  With an aim to prepare the students for future competitive world, college decided to organize a placement fair which will be a useful and effective platform for the students to know the challenging of placement and career opportunities. To provide a clear understanding of the recruitment process and career, the Placement Fair will be a better medium through which the students can get a real picture of the competitive world during their studies.
  1. Practice:
It was decided that institute will organize District Level Mega Job Fair in association with the District Employment Exchange office, Mehsana. College UDISHA Club and Placement Cell were given the responsibility to organize this event on 26th June, 2018. College Placement Cell initiated a wide publicity campaign to spread the information of the placement fair. District Employment Exchange Office also made contact with the students registered by them through their office at Mehsana. Employment Officer Shri A.L.Desai and Shri Maheshbhai T. Patel, Inspector, Employment Exchange, Mehsana, Dr. B. J. Prajapati, Hon.Vice-Chancellor, HNGU, Shri K.I.Patel, President, Shri Unjha Education Board, Shri H.K.Patel, Collector, Mehsana District and other dignitaries remained present with their staff. College staff members has made all the arrangement regarding the registration, sitting arrangement, interview rooms, waiting rooms, registers and other necessary documents. Executive managers, managers of 51 companies were remained present. Around 2318 students had submitted their online registration forms and 1800 students were remained present for the final interview process for 1946 vacancies. Finally, 998 students got selected for the various jobs and received primary confirmation from the companies and firms. Dr.A.S.Jadav and Dr. J.B.Rathava and their team were available round the clock with contact numbers and sitting arrangement map in command area. They guided the students in different rooms for personal interview. Students enthusiastically participated in the process. Students who cannot able participate in the fair were also there to observe the selection process.
  1. Evidence of Success:
  • More than 2318 students made online registration, 51 prominent public sector companies remained present in the Placement Fair.
  • Total 1800 students faced the final phase of interview for 1946 vacant posts.
  • The Placement Fair created a zeal and enthusiasm among the students to prepare themselves for competitive world.
  • Students get acquainted with recent trends of placement process and career opportunities.
  • 998 students were selected in different companies and for various jobs.
  • The institution successfully created awareness among the students for their studies and career planning.
  • District Level Mega Job Fair proved a pathfinder for those who were in search for a right direction of their career.
  1. Problems Encountered and Resources Required:
  • Some of the students are not able to register themselves for the placement fair.
  • Initially some students hesitated to face the interview process.
  • A Few students cannot decide which offer they should reject or accept and it took lot of time.
  • It was a rainy season so it was very difficult to commute for the students as well as for the staff members.
  1. Resources Required:
  • Initial fund received from the management to organize the event.
  • University also allotted the fund under the head of UDISHA.
  • Collaboration and linkages with the public and private sector companies and firms
  • Coordination with the District Employment Exchange Office.
  • Team work, planning and organizing skill of the entire staff

Best Practice-II

  1. Title: University Level Yoga Training Workshop
  1. Goal:
  • To create awareness among the students for Yoga and ancient Indian traditions
  • To propagate and promote the importance, knowledge and practice of Yoga for healthy life
  • To teach the students the benefits of Yoga and teach them to implement the same in their daily life.
  1. Aim and Objectives:
  • To enable the students to know the benefits of Yoga
  • To encourage the students to implement Yogic practice and other healthy practices in their life.
  • To teach the students how to live healthy life through practicing Yoga.
  1. Context:
  In the modern age of urbanization, industrialization and Westernization, the simple life has become complex, hectic and polluted. Children as well as youngsters have become addicted to western life-style, excessive use of mobile phones, junk food and hectic life-style. They have become victim of unhealthy life-style and unknown diseases. They are suffering from stress, loneliness, anxiety, identity disorder, suicidal tendency and negativity in life. In this context, this Yoga Training Workshop will be a very crucial and important way to lead the generation towards a healthy and pleasant life-style. By practicing Yoga in their day-to-day life students will not only uplift their living but also able to discard unhealthy habits. In this way, through this workshop students as well as people will become aware about the benefits of Yoga and its healthy effects.  
  1. Practice:
  Our college expressed its willingness to host the workshop to the University authorities in General Meeting of the University. Subsequently, it was decided by the University that University level Yoga Training Workshop will be held from 03 to 05 January, 2019 in our campus in association with Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan. College N.S.S. Unit took the responsibility to organize the workshop. College circulated invitation cards to all the University affiliated college and invited them in the workshop. University also issued a circular to all the colleges to send 02 students from their respective college in the workshop. Inaugural function was organized in the college seminar hall were all the dignitaries were present. The dignitaries who remained present were: Dr. Chandansinhji Zala    Vice Chancellor of Lakulish Yoga University, Ahmedabad Shri K.M.Patel               President, The Unjha Education Board Dr. Vinodbhai Chaudhary Director, Dept. of Physical Edu. and Cultural Activities, HNGU, Patan The workshop continued for three days and total 78 students from different college participated in it. During these three days, different subject experts and Yoga teachers trained the trainees. They taught them different aasanas, suryanamskar, breathing exercises, foot reflexology, mind control techniques, meditation and other Yogic exercises.  
  1. Evidence of Success:
  • 78 students from more than 27 affiliated colleges took part in it for three days.
  • Some of the staff members were also participated in some of the training sessions.
  • Students were motivated to learn more Yoga lessons and they included Yoga in their routine.
  • Students became conscious about their health problems and their habits.
  • They learn the benefits of Yoga to live happy and healthy life. They also learn the harmful effects of junk food and stress.
  1. Problems Encountered :
  • Some of the students from other colleges belonging to the remote areas of the various districts they remained absent.
  • It was difficult to make subject like Yoga interesting for students.
  • It is uncertain that all the students will include Yoga in their routine
  • If they will not include it in their routine, they will not be able to get full advantage of Yoga.
  1. Resources Required:
  • Coordination of the institute with the HNGUniverssity, Patan.
  • Allocation of funds by the University and management of the college.
  • Awareness in the students to join such health related practices
  • Coordination with the experts of Yoga, trained speakers as well as teachers who himself has practiced Yoga.
  • Team work, planning and organizing skill of the entire staff

Years 2019-20 Best Practice

Best Practice – 1.

Title of the Practice: Fostering Art and Creativity for Lifelong Engagement Objective:
  • To enable students to learn and use different forms and functions of arts and techniques
  • To encourage them to learn through their own efforts.
  • To facilitate their process of learning by providing them a chance to express their imagination and their way of looking at different things
  • To prepare and motivate students to learn career oriented skills.
  • To encourage creativity, questioning, reasoning, elocution and different skills in students
  • The practice is unique as it provides the students a new way of learning.
  • The participation of students in different initiatives and using their creativity is also appreciating.
  • Students learns to make different things, writing essays literary forms, public speaking, performing dramas, music and dancing on stage.
  • The process of learning through self-expression becomes interesting and entertaining as students.
  • Performs different activities with their classmate and teachers outside the classroom.
  • Such learning also increases students’ familiarity with their teachers, classmates and different modes of self-expression.
  • Performing on different levels increase confidence in them and develops creative outlook among students.
  • Such practice helps them to initiate the process of self-learning, creation, communication and expression.
  The Context: Sapt-Dhara

initiative is a broad concept launched by Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Government of Gujarat. Sapt-Dhara is a concept which includes seven broad initiatives. In the present scenario it is very important to infuse and instill within the youth the spirit of global competition and to encourage them to display and express their talents to meet challenges of the newer changing order of the world. College has implemented Sapt Dhara Initiative activities in different spheres so that the student can explore their hidden capabilities and potentialities.

College Cultural Cell is functioning with a high goal of elevating student's inherent and innovative talents. One of the college’s special features is its reputed Cultural Cell, with students from various sections having individual talents. The Practice Sapt Dhara

Programmes, one of the major highlights of the college, is a weeklong cultural extravaganza consisting of several literary and cultural competitions to foster a healthy sense of competition among the students and provide a platform for their talents to be recognized and appreciated. College conducts Sapt Dhara (Seven Bands) initiative programmes that also sensitize them towards the aesthetics of varied art forms.

Various Department organizes different activities under the aegis of Sapt Dhara Initiative. The seven Dharas-bands and activities are as under;
  1. Knowledge Band (Gyan Dhara)

College regularly celebrates Swami Vivekananda Jayanti on 12th January as Yuva Diwas or Gyan Jayanti, elocution competition, quiz, expert lectures, debate, essay competitions, symposia on current issues. Participants and winners are encouraged with felicitation by the college in the Annual Farewell Ceremony.

  1. Creative Expression Band (Sarjanatmak Abhivyakti Dhara)

Under this cluster, college organizes elocution competition, debate, creative writing, and translation workshop among the students. Debate and and elocution competition help to improve their self-confidence, leadership and clarity of thoughts.

  1. Fine Arts Band (Rang, Kala, Kaushalya Dhara)
Under this cluster, college organizes drawing competitions, sculpture, clay-modeling, etc. The activities also aim to make the students aware about the employability and self-sufficiency of their respective creative ability.
  1. Theatre Band (Natya Dhara)
Under this cluster, college oraganizes drama competitions, mime, one or two-act plays, visit of theatre groups or film actors. Student learns self-expression and acceptance of various emotion/bhavas.
  1. Music and Dance Band (Geet-Sangeet-Nrutya Dhara)
Activities like poetry recitation, music competitions, Talent Hunt Programmes, dance competitions, Garaba and classical dance competitions were organized by the college students.
  1. Yoga and Sports Band (Vyayam-Yog-Khel-Kud Dhara)
College possesses a Yoga Centre and conducts Yoga sessions at regular intervals. College organized World Yoga Day and hosted University Level Yoga Workshop. College organizes Inter-Class Sports Tournaments and hosts University level sports and athletic competitions. College sports department is also equipped with Indoor Sports complex and auditorium, sports ground, multi-purpose Gym and wellness centre.
  1. Community/Social Service Band (Samudaya Seva Dhara)
It is the moral responsibility of the college to make students aware about the realities of villages and contribute in the development of villages. Our aim is to maximize students’ participation in activities under this cluster. College N.S.S. Unit and N.C.C. Unit organizes community and social services activities at large scale in every academic year. Evidence of Success:
  • The boys and girl students are encouraged to participate themselves in different activities as per their wish and hobby.
  • Com.Sem-VI student Hiren Raval won first prize in Youth Festival held at H.N.G.University, PATAN for his excellent performance in Rangoli competition.
  • College is 22 times consecutive winner in University Level Handball championship.
  • Programmes like job fair, Career guidance seminar, elocution competition, quiz, Salad Decoration, Bridal Make-up competition, Clay Modeling, Rangoli Making, essay-writing competition, etc. organized throughput the year. Large number of students participated in it and won prizes at different levels.
  • Two faculty members also participated in an international level Crochet Making Competition and won Guinness Book of World Records certificate.
  • Students learn and use different forms and functions of arts and techniques.
  • Students tried to explore the art forms and learned through their own efforts.
  • Students became aware about the process of learning by self-expression and they used their own and their way of looking at different things.
  • Student Jayprakash Patel participated in cricket mates in Dulip Trophy and Ranaji Trophy.
  • D.Pathak possesses a University record of 34.8 in Hammer Throw which is unbroken till today.
  • Students learned career oriented skills like creativity, questioning, reasoning, elocution and different skills.
  • Students participated in different initiatives and used their creativity.
  • Students learned to make different things, writing essays literary forms, public speaking, performing dramas, music and dancing on stage.
  • The process of learning through self-expression becomes interesting and entertaining as students.
  • Performed different activities with their classmate and teachers outside the classroom.
  • Such learning also increases students’ familiarity with their teachers, classmates and different modes of self-expression.
  • Performing on different levels increase confidence in them and develops creative outlook among students.
Problem Encountered and Resources Required:
  • At the initial stage, students hesitate to participate in some of the competitions but after proper guidance and counseling by the faculty members they participated in large number.
  • As some faculty members and students participated in national and international events, institute bear the expenses.
  • Students will bring with them necessary raw-materials and utensils to make artistic models, Audio-video CDs to practice and performance of drama dance and mime.

Sapt Dhara


Title: Capability Enhancement Certificate/Add on Courses
The aim and objectives of the practice include impartation of skill and capability enhancement in students of the college. The practice envisages that the students should be taught such skills that may be used to gain employment or entrepreneurship, if needed. These course proves instrumental in the enhancement and of capacity and building self-confidence in students. It makes them future ready. Apart from regular programmes, these add on/ certificate courses serves a kind of platform and prepares them for employability. These courses are kind of supplement that boosts their inborn potentialities and capacity to do something new. It not just provides training but these course opens the hidden talents of the students. These courses are:
  • Assesses the job demand of local industries vis-à-vis teacher capacity
  • Collaborates with industries/businesses not just in terms of job demand but also in terms of immersion/exposure to industry
  • Establishes learning environments that are responsive to community contexts.
Context: IQAC and College management felt that the students studying in the college should be provided skill oriented vocational training with certification so as to make them economically self-sufficient and self-reliant. These kind of courses motivates and prepares them to make their own small and medium scale start-ups.  As a result, college started several capability enhancement Certificate courses for the students. From the first semester of the graduation, students are informed about these courses.   Add on / Vocational / Certificate courses
  • Finishing School Programme
  • Basic Learning Practice in Spoken English
  • Certificate Course in SCOPE
  • National Service Scheme
  • National Cadet Corps
  • Gujarat Urban Livelihood Mission Programme – Fashion Designing
  • Diploma in Fire Safety and Emergency Care
  • Certificate Course in Beauty care and Hair Treatment
  • UGC-NSQF Vocational Courses
  • Youth Cooperative Training
  Practice: The practice is unique in the context of Indian higher education as it supplements academic qualification with skill for employability. It provides a complete picture of current market trends. It supports the government’s vision of providing skill oriented learning to graduating students. Moreover, it also vindicates the institution’s vision which aims to educate students for social transformation. These certificate courses were sponsored by various agencies in collaboration. The students received additional training with potential for economic independence and support. College also runs several other capability enhancement schemes like Yoga and meditations, Digital Language Lab, Bridge Courses, Counselling, SAMARTH-Academy for Competitive examinations.       Evidence of Success: Large number of students participates in these courses every year. The details of the courses and students participated in these courses are as under;
Name of Add on /Certificate programs offered Year of offering No. of times offered during the same year Duration of course Number of students enrolled in the year Number of Students completing the course  in the year
SCOPE 2015-2016 1 6 Months 35 35
National Service Scheme (NSS) 2015-2016 1 02 YEARS 150 150
National Cadet Corps (NCC) 2015-2016 1 03 YEARS 50 50
SCOPE 2016-17 1 6 Months 34 34
Basic Learning Practice in Spoken English 2016-17 1 6 Months 15 15
Certificate Course in Beauty Care and Hair Treatment 2016-17 1 1 Week-30 hrs 81 81
National Service Scheme (NSS) 2016-17 1 02 YEARS 150 150
National Cadet Corps (NCC) 2016-17 1 03 YEARS 50 50
SCOPE 2017-18 1 6 Months 32 32
Basic Learning Practice in Spoken English 2017-18 1 6 Months 70 70
National Service Scheme (NSS) 2017-18 1 02 YEARS 150 150
National Cadet Corps (NCC) 2017-18 1 03 YEARS 50 50
SCOPE 2018-19 1 6 Months 40 40
Basic Learning Practice in Spoken English 2018-19 1 6 Months 34 34
Finishing School 2018-19 1 20 Days 42 42
Diploma in Fire Safety and Emergency Care 2018-19 1 1 Year 11 11
Co-operative Training 2018-19 1 01 week 60 60
National Service Scheme  (NSS) 2018-19 1 02 YEARS 150 150
National Cadet Corps (NCC) 2018-19 1 03 YEARS 50 50
SCOPE 2019-20 2 6 Months 79 79
Finishing School 2019-20 2 20 Days 88 88
Diploma in Fire Safety and Emergency Care 2019-20 1 1 Year 29 29
Certificate Course in Beauty Care and Hair Treatment 2019-20 1 1 Week-30 hrs 82 82
GULM-Fashion Designing 2019-20 1 6 Months 50 50
Co-operative Training 2019-20 1 1 Week 60 60
National Service Scheme (NSS) 2019-20 1 02 YEARS 150 150
National Cadet Corps (NCC) 2019-20 1 03 YEARS 50 50
The certificate provided by the college can also be used to seek start up loan from government agencies for setting up small business and start up. Problems Encountered and Resources Required: Some of the students coming from nearby villages are unable to spent extra hours in these courses. College arranged special extra sessions for the students. After the completion of these courses, small amount of money is required to establish their own start-ups. Courses like Fashion designing and Diploma in Fire Safety and Emergency Care requires an instructor. College has set up GULM Skill Development Centre and dedicated space is provided for each course. A coordinator faculty and professional instructor is appointed in each certificate course.

Capability Enhancement Certificate Add on Courses


Title: ICT Enabled Teaching - Learning
  • To enable students to visualize and virtually experience the literature, (poetry, Novel, Drama, etc) taught in the class.
  • To improve learning experiences and outcomes.
  • To enhance participative learning.
  • To improve knowledge retention.
  • To enable students to learn through the modern innovative way of learning with the help of gadgets, on-line resources and technologies.
  • To facilitate their process of learning by providing them a chance to listen to the views and opinions of other experts.
  • To make learning more interesting and enjoyable.
  • To encourage individual learning.
  • To encourage faculties to have innovative teaching practices.
  Context: Academics is at the heart of our higher education system. Use of ICT has redesigned the concept of teaching. It helps the teacher as well as students to make teaching-learning experience more interesting, live and communicative. Such innovative practice has a wide impact on student learning as they develop skills like presentations, communication, analytical, reasoning, time management and overall personality development. It enables the teacher to spend more time with individual students and allows students to carry out more work that is independent. Faculty need to know to teach all students according to today's standards. Learning in class by chalk and talk method has few limitations. Students refer it anytime from anywhere and get the concept clear. e-learning techniques are flexible, cost effective, convenient and unrestricted. It leads to better time management for students and faculty. Proper use of ICT tools helps to retain more concepts permanently. It develops conceptual thinking and creates learning interest in students. The implementation of ICT in teaching and learning provides positive gains in learners’ knowledge, skills and attitudes by providing the following advantages:
  • Explore and represent information dynamically and in many forms.
  • Aids in the understanding of difficult concepts and processes.
  • Communicate effectively about complex processes.
  • Helps to provide interactive learning experiences.
  • Stimulates and motivates students to learn.
  • Faster understanding.
Practice: College employed innovative teaching practices which results in high-quality learning. College provided laptops to the faculty members and encouraged them to use the same in their classrooms. ICT enabled tools available in the institute for teaching learning process are:
  • Smart Boards: Eight classrooms are provided with the smart board. Teachers can project an image, ‘interact’ with it by writing on it or moving it around, and display anything on the screen using fingers.
  • Power Point Presentation: Faculty members deliver lectures using PPTs to show images, videos, audio and animations.
  • Digital English Language Lab (DELL): Digital English Language Lab (DELL) is set up to enhance spoken English ability and communication competency in students.
  • Digital library: Digital library facility includes collection of textual, numeric, graphic E books stored in digital form, indexed and logically linked for ease of retrieval. Faculty develops e-content by using internet facility provided with speed of 40 mbps.
  • Internet Facility: 24*7 Wi-Fi connectivity provided in the entire campus.
  • Online Teaching-Learning: During pandemic, all the teachers used Microsoft Teams and Google classroom to engage their students.
  • BISAG-SANDHAN: SANDHAN is a satellite based virtual educational Channel which regularly telecasts lectures on various subjects and topics.
Evidence of Success:
  • Students have found this use of technology for learning an innovative and interesting. Students are provided tablets so that they can easily access these modes of teaching.
  • They participate actively in such lectures and ready to attend such more lectures.
  • Uninterrupted teaching sessions were successfully organized even in the era of Pandemic.
  • The yearly calendar of SANDHAN lectures is displayed on the notice board to make students and faculty familiar with the schedule.
  • Three faculty members also delivered lectures on SANDHAN as experts. Such lectures encourage and motivate students.
  Problems Encountered and Resources Required: Efforts are required to improve the English communication and writing ability of the students belonging to remote and rural areas. Sometimes, due to low band with internet frequency in rural areas students are not able to attend Online lectures. A constant source of internet is required for uninterrupted teaching-learning experience. 

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