Practice 1: Cultivating the Finest for Industry at Seshadripuram First Grade College
Seshadripuram First Grade College Yelahanka caters more to students, who belong to rural backgrounds and whose learning is mostly from Rural and Government colleges. The medium of instruction and cultural background largely influence the behaviour of students which needs to be finetuned to match the expectations of recruiters from MNCs and IT services. The training in SFGC focuses on bridging the gap between industry and academia. It is addressed through student motivation, building a balanced syllabus, providing workplace exposure, capacity development and consistent knowledge transfer. Based on the observation by certain recruiters, the idea of providing syllabus-based training was initiated for employability in the MNC and IT sectors at entry-level.
- To empower the new graduates with employability skills
- To equip students with necessary skills such as communication, Group Discussion, Presentation, Organisation Behaviour, Etiquette, Interview skills and Corporate Adaptability
- To bridge the cultural gap amongst urban and rural students.
- To connect industry and academia
- All the students are trained by industry experts as per the formulated syllabus in joint consultation with the senior faculty members and our training agency
- The training is programmed with a timetable and attendance.
- There is a continuous feedback review system, which collects feedback from students by the class teachers and channel it to the centralised placement cell through the Head of the institution.
Evidence of Success
- The number of quality placements, increased
- Recruiters from Tier A companies started visiting the campus more now in place of
Tier B and Tier C.
- Rural students and semi-urban students are getting more employment opportunities.
- Despite the Covid situation, we were able to keep our placements high
- Leading companies have entered in an MOU with the institution (Dated: 25th August
2020 TCS , 13th November 2019 FIDELITY) for training and placements
- Student awareness on the importance of training has to be rekindled
- Arranging and accommodating the classes during the academic hours
- Blending the professional and social backgrounds of the trainer and trainee is a challenge throughout the process as the expectation levels of either are different
- More updated and trained professionals
- Skilled based programs that are in rising demand
- Certification Programs which will provide add on value
Practice 2: Preserving for sustainability
SFGC is situated at the heart of Yelahanka, the ambience in the three acre campus of the institution is strikingly different from the neighbourhood. The streets adjoining the campus are buzzing with vehicles emitting greenhouse gases. To curtail the impact of greenhouse gases on the health of our students and staff, there is a necessity for more green cover. It serves as an efficient carbon sink, trapping free carbon in the atmosphere and bringing the temperature down.
- To reduce the harmful impact of the greenhouse gases on the campus
- To improve the health and the ambience in the campus
- To inculcate the environmental practices among the young.
“Live Life Cleaner by Making the Earth Greener”
- Culture of gardening inside the campus.
- Planting saplings by eminent visitors.
- Planting of ten samplings every year inside the campus.
- Maintaining existing trees without cutting them.
- Diversity of trees and plants as fruit-bearing, medicinal, flower-bearing, ornamental
- Gifting saplings to the chief guests as a token of respect
- Mega tree plantation drives undertaken by the NCC and NSS units of the college.
- Eminent environmentalists are invited as guest speakers to create awareness on the
need of protecting the green surroundings
- Organizing quizzes and workshops on Environmental Safety and Protection
- Encouraging students to plant saplings near their homes.
Evidence of Success
- Improved aesthetics
- Enhanced shade and a healthy environment
- Created an outdoor learning space
- Improved air quality
- Fantastic teaching resources and specimens
- Maximal utilization of harvested rainwater
Problems Encountered and Resources Required
- Maintenance of fruit-bearing trees and potted plants
- Require more resources (human and water.)