Best Practice 1:

Title of the practice :

“Institution’s Social Responsibility – Community Awareness Programmes”.

Objectives : “Serving the human race is serving God.”

  • The goal is to offer practical experience to young students in providing community services.
  • To provide students with opportunities for experiential learning beyond the confines of standard classroom education.
  • To engage students in social activities that foster their sense of citizenship and enhance their social networking abilities.
  • The objective is to establish a connection between an Institution and the Community in which it is located.
  • To engage pupils in the elimination of social issues.
  • The purpose of providing students with an opportunity to identify the needs and challenges of the community is to foster a sense of social and civic responsibility among them.

Context :

The main objective of this technique is to generate awareness. This statement encapsulates the fundamental principles of democratic life, emphasising the importance of altruistic behaviour, empathy, and respect for differing perspectives, as well as demonstrating kindness towards others. This statement emphasises that the well-being of a person is ultimately contingent upon the well-being of society as a collective entity. The subsequent obstacles were highlighted following the survey conducted by the community volunteers.

Challenges :

  • Providing education to illiterate individuals about social vices such as smoking, engaging in illegal sexual activities, consuming alcohol, and the significance of maintaining cleanliness in their surroundings.
  • Eliminating the prevalent unethical behaviours in the community.
  • Enabling illiterate women to gain authority and control over their lives.
  • Hygiene and sanitation needs, particularly for women.
  • Raising apprehension around hygiene.
  • The programmes were devised and organised by the NSS unit of the Institution, and the volunteers were well trained to execute the planned programmes.

The Practice :

The NSS unit arranged the details of the programmes to be conducted and informed the volunteers accordingly. Here are some of the programmes that have been implemented:

  • One day “Swach Bharath” Awareness Camps were conducted in the villages adopted under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan which were intended to create awareness in the community about the importance of cleanliness of the surroundings.
  • Awareness programmes were organised to educate individuals about the benefits of practicing yoga and its role in promoting good health.
  • AIDS awareness programmes and rallies were organised to educate the community about the detrimental consequences of engaging in illicit sexual activities.
  • Workshops were organised to raise awareness in the community about the detrimental consequences of tobacco and its derivatives.
  • Awareness programmes were organized regularly on career options after schooling and entrepreneurship.

Evidence of success :

  • The students demonstrated improved organisational skills while coordinating various programmes within the institution.
  • As a result of these programmes, the students became more aware and engaged, actively participating in other social activities organised by the institution.
  • The decrease in infant mortality rate in the community serves as direct evidence of the programmes' success.
  • The community's favourable comments regarding the programmes serves as tangible evidence of their effectiveness.

Problems Encountered and Resources Required :

  • Therefore, no significant issues have been discovered during the implementation of this technique.
  • In addition to minimal financial assistance, no other resources were necessary.
  • The institution's NSS programme officers received the requisite training to engage in diverse community services both within and beyond the college.
  • The college director provided comprehensive support to both the professors and students for their social services.

Rally on Stubble Burning Session 2023-24

Swach Bharath Abhiyan Session 2023-24

Best Practice 2:

Title of the practice :

“Advocating for Environmental Awareness and Implementing Sustainable Practices on Campus”

Objectives :"The environment is not owned by anyone to destroy, but it is the responsibility of everyone to protect it."

The environment in which we reside is of utmost importance as it is directly linked to our survival. Maintaining a state of good health is the duty of every individual involved in the institution. The objective is to ascertain and regulate the influence of the institution's actions on the environment.

  • * Establishing a protocol for the proper disposal of hazardous waste.
  • * Minimising energy usage·
  • * Providing comprehensive training to all those involved in the institution and empowering them to actively contribute to environmental conservation.
  • * To acknowledge the institution's environmental initiatives.
  • * To provide environmental security and mitigate dangers to human health.
  • * To protect biodiversity for the well-being of the natural world.
  • * To promote awareness of the importance of greenery and its effects on nature.
  • * To mitigate pollution and ensure a healthy environment.

Context :

Aligned with the aims and recognising the significance of environmental sustainability, the college is committed to engaging in plantation efforts and upholding cleanliness within and around the campus, thereby positively impacting the institution's environment.

Challenges :

  • * Making the campus a plastic-free zone.
  • * Safe disposal of e-wastes.
  • * Conservation of water.
  • * Conservation of energy.

The Practice :

The various green initiatives undertaken by the institution are as follows:

  • * The college regularly engages in the practice of tree plantation, which is highly significant and beneficial. As a result, the college campus is tranquil and abundant with greenery. The campus is adorned with a wide variety of plant types and vibrant seasonal blooms. The verdant foliage of the trees extends across the campus, offering both shelter and an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere to the entire vicinity. The department of Science identifies and documents the green plant species found on the campus. The flora encompasses roughly 65 different types. The institution has implemented many measures to promote an environmentally friendly campus. Additionally, the college organises specific programs to raise awareness among stakeholders and emphasise the importance of increasing the greenery on campus.
  • * Use of plastic materials is banned in the campus. All plastic items are replaced by biodegradable (or) reusable alternatives.
  • * R.O water purifier is installed to curtail massive use of plastic bottles.
  • * Rain water is harvested and is used for cleaning the apparatus in Chemistry, Botany and Zoology laboratories.
  • * AC condensed water is used for tree plantation.
  • * Observing Nature Day, Barefoot Walking Day, Public transport Day is a crucial part of our activity calendar.
  • * This eco-friendly work culture will help us materialize our ecological vision and mission to make Aryabhatta College a green belt campus.

Evidence of Success :

  • * Rainwater is collected and utilised to augment the groundwater level.
  • * Condensed water from air conditioners is employed for the purpose of tree plantation.
  • * Observing Nature Day, Earth Day, and World Environment Day serves as a reminder for us to prioritise environmental consciousness.

Implementing this environmentally conscious work culture would enable us to achieve our ecological vision and objective of transforming Aryabhatta College into a sustainable and eco-friendly campus.

Problems encountered and Resources required :

The college is successfully maintaining premises in an eco-friendly manner without encountering any issues. The management generously allocates ample resources and personnel to preserve the site in a tranquil and verdant state.

World Environment Day 2023-24

Save Water Abhiyan Session 2023-24