SUNDARBAN HAZI DESARAT COLLEGEESTD. -1961. A GENERAL DEGREE COLLEGE UNDER UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA
Accredited by NAAC with Grade 'B+'

Best Practices of The College

1. Best Practices for Holitic Growth of Students:

Best Practices of the College

  1. Entry-point Examinations are taken immediately upon admission, and the students are segregated as per their performances in the examinations.
  2. The students’ progressions are registered in Departmental Bi-Monthly Report after entries of the students’ types. They are marked as Brilliant, Good, Mediocre and Backward. Every department notes the progression of each student on bi-monthly basis.
  3. From 3rd semester onwards, all students are registered for free-coaching for various competitive examinations, both in-person coaching and online mode of practice papers integrated in the website.    
  4. IQAC founded Consortium of Science Teachers for Promotion of Science and Scientific Temper for encouraging and promoting science studies in adjoining schools. The Consortium arranges A K Ramanujan Talent Search Examination on 22 November every year of students from class VII to XII of schools in adjoining areas. Process to get it registered as a society is underway. The express purpose is to encourage school students to study science at higher level, and take admission in science courses in the college.   
  5. IQAC founded Sundarban Research society – a research and community service wing –for promotion of research and community services through community outreach programmes.
  6. To instill environmental ethics among students, the college has adopted #goGreen Project through which every newly admitted student is gifted with a sapling for planting at home. Hostellers are encouraged to plant their saplings in the campus itself. Besides, IQAC has adopted the policy of ‘Collect Plastics and Gift Yourself A BPA Free Water Bottle’. That is, in exchange of 100 pieces of used plastics in the campus, the student would get a BPA free water bottle.   
  1. ADD-ON COURSES:

As per the resolution in the IQAC meeting dated 26 April, 2019, few Add-on Courses were introduced from August, 2019, for the session 2019-20. These courses were meant not merely to complement the regular curricula of the University of Calcutta, but also to enhance skills among the students. Some of these courses are conducted by the IQAC itself through MOUs with some third parties, or by hiring expert resources from outside. The remaining courses are assigned to the Academic Departments. Departmental Teachers themselves prepare the course modules and arrange special sessions of class by expert resource persons from other departments and even from industries/other colleges/institutes. In fact the courses, eight in all, are of three types: skill-oriented, courses based on ethics and courses on well being:

Skill – Based Courses:

  • Communicative English (35 Hours) 
  • Guidance Services for School Students  (32 Hours)
  • Introduction to GST & Taxation (30 Hours) 
  • Beautician Course for Girl Students 
  • Basic  Mathematics  Course (30 Hours)

 Courses Based on Ethics:

  • Social Ethics and Democratic Citizenry (30 Hrs.) 
  • Environmental  Studies and Environmental Ethics (32 Hours)

       Courses based on Well-being and Self-Defence:

  • Yoga and Meditation (40 Hours)
  •  Self-Defense for Girl Students  (Karate)

 

2.     Extensive Hostel Facilities for disadvantaged and girl students, without which they could not pursue their higher education

 

  • Since the college is situated in a remote area of Sundarban delta, the transportation and communication system is very poor. Most of the inhabitants belong to SC/ST/OBC and Muslim minority. Many of them cannot afford education without cheap and secured hostel facility.
  • The hostel is instrumental in reaching out to the girl students belonging to conservative and minority families. They are neither allowed to travel long distances due to social and security reasons, nor permitted to stay far away from their residences outside the family surveillance. The hostel facility in our college brought about a revolution in bringing these girls within the purview of higher education
  • Right from the beginning, the college has been getting overwhelming response from the students. Initially to meet the demand, temporary structures were made due to financial constraints.
  • Over the time the college has constructed two separate hostel campuses for boys and girls with accommodation capacities of 200 and 350 respectively. However, the demand is increasing day by day and is posing a challenge for the college to accommodate all of them.
  • To cater to the escalating demand, the college has recently arranged for funding from the UGC and is presently constructing a new girls’ hostel and also preparing for construction of a new boys hostel.

3.     Computerization of College Office:

  • The entire functional areas have been made computerized with a single database, shared through a Wi-Fi enabled network.
  • The college office has been fully computerized with integrated office management software which enables computerized admission, record maintenance, fees collection, recording of student data and progression, preparation of different reports, etc.
  • The fees collected are directly recorded in the accounts section having an accounting package.
  • The accounting package also facilitates voucher generation, preparation of balance sheet, pay-packet generation, salary bills, PF records, preparation of tax and other deduction bills and also prepares different reports with transparency and completeness.
  • Moreover, the system is designed to fix authority and responsibility on the dealing staff and provides all required information with greatest transparency, accuracy and reliability

 

4.     Computerization of Library with web-based technology and access to e-resources

  • The services of the library – cataloging, stock taking, lending, buying, and archiving of all the books are maintained with the help of the library software.
  • In addition, free internet facility is available to students and teachers alike in the Library during college hours.
  • The computerization of the library also enables the college to provide OPAC, INFLIBNET and use of e-resources

 

5.     ICT based Teaching-Learning Process:

  • The college has been using ICT extensively in its teaching-learning process. 5 new audio-visual classrooms were made available for Honours students. 
  • The teachers not only use projectors, smart boards, audio-visual aid and e-resources in their class room teaching but also use the college website in preparation of their academic plan and question bank, supplying additional material to the students, and maintaining student records for identifying slow and advanced learners through LMS.