Best Practice – I
Title: DIYA – Light for Life (Student voluntary program)
Objectives of the program:
• To help the poor and needy people.
• Providing basic needs to the homes of disabled, orphanages old age homes.
• Conducting cultural and literary competitions among the children in the orphanage homes to develop the sense of belongingness with the society.
• To develop the sense of social responsibility in every young mind.
• To inculcate the noble qualities and develop the organizing skills among the students.
DIYA –Light for Life (DIYA an acronym for DNR Irised Youth Association) is a student voluntary organization at DNRCET initiated with the motto of helping the poor and needy people. Every person does have a kind heart, but he/she does not know about the kindness that can show to others unless experiences a chance. To do social work like helping others we do not need much money rather there is need of dedication to help needy people.
Mr.D V nageswara Rao,Asst. Prof,Eluru col.of Engg., Eluru, Kidney operation.
Korri Yacob Raju’s grandson’s Hospital expenses
Mr. S Pradeep , ECE Student, DNRCET, Road Accident
To create awareness on war A Peace Rally organized against Syrian war.
Save the child organization
Kerala floods refugees (DIYA & NSS jointly organized
Mr. P Surya Rao, Heart Surgery, Palakoderu, DNRCET Old student’s Uncle
Supporting Documents for Best Practices -1 (DIYA)
Best Practice – II
Title: Employability Enhancement:
Objective of the Practice:
The objective of this practice is to focus on skill development and career paths for the young engineering graduates for business, industry and self employment.
• To develop and maintain a highly skilled, employment – ready workforce that supports and enhances the economic health of every individual student.
• To train the students in the field of English communication skills, soft skills, inter personal and intra personal skills and preparing them to work with teams in MNCs.
• To develop a best-in-class learning management system and placement and tracking mechanism
The students are from vernacular back grounds that have come from villages. It is necessary to impart required skills for employability. The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) has come into existence after bifurcation. The immediate necessity for industrialization is the manpower development. In the process the GoAP gave high priority for skills development through establishing Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC). The DNRCET, Bhimavaram Campus has been selected as a technical Skill Development Institute (t-SDI). The DNRCET is providing infrastructure in laboratories by adopting latest technologies in engineering design to serve the needs of various industrial units, training the students to improve employability, placement of students and enable the students to compete at the national and international level employment with better remuneration and professional group. Making the students, from rural background, come out of their mother tongue influence is a very big challenge. Improvement of communication skills in English language is a pre – requisite in the present multi – cultural corporate world.
|Academic Year Total
Supporting Documents for Best Practices -2 (Employability Enhancements)
BEST PRACTICE – I
1. Title of the Practice:
MENTORING SYSTEM FOR STUDENTS
2. Objectives of the Practice
To minimize dropouts, improve performance and reduce stress of the students through personal counseling.
3. The Context
Students undergo various problems of stress- personal, academic, physical, mental. Engineering education is a time bound course with time limitations to complete your work especially during the first two years. Students are new to professional college life and the demands of education; create a lot of stress, especially to hostel students who are away from family for the first time. Also, in the economically weaker students and students from educationally weak background, this creates a lot of complex and do not perform well due to inhibitions. Statistics reveal increasing number of suicides and dropouts. Considering the student-teacher ratio in classrooms, it is impossible at times to give personal attention to students in class. One solution therefore is a „Mentor‟ who can form the bond with students in the true sense. Mentoring is required for students to achieve emotional stability and to promote clarity in thinking and decision making for overall progress.
4. The Practice
The practice is that of creating an efficient mentor-ward system. Each teacher is assigned 15-20 students for the complete duration of their study. They meet at least once a week to discuss, clarify and primarily to share various problems which may be personal, domestic, academic, etc. The mentors encourage the students to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and sports. Their academic performance and other activities are all recorded. Students should inform their mentors on all their movements like their absence from college, sickness etc. The mentors also keep in touch with the parents on their attendance, test performance, fee payment, examinations etc. The teacher is equipped with all the necessary information about his/her wards on a file. The teacher involves local guardians and parents as well, whenever necessary for any advice or help. At the end of every month the mentors prepare a report of their mentees progress. The mentors also counsel the students in need of emotional problems. When the students have any problem in any department either with the staff or with work completion the mentors speak with the respective staff and sorts out the problem. Mentors take special care of slow learners, who are given advice on how to study, prepare a time table for study and clarify the doubts and also given notes to study. The mentors of every batch are advised by department admin and academic incharges. They will meet the mentors once a month and get the report of the progress and achievements of students and complaints of and by the students. These complaints are discussed with the Principal and necessary action taken to rectify the complaints.
5. Evidence of Success
It is needless to say that a mentor gets the job satisfaction. Evidence of success of the practice includes better results in the examinations, more regular attendance, less drop outs, increased participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, better discipline on campus and respectful relationship between teachers and students. The students are more relaxed and have a healthy relationship with the staffs.
6. Problems Encountered and Resources Required
This practice requires well-committed teaching staff that has the desire to help students beyond teaching hours. There are no limitations or constraints faced during implementing the program.
supporting documents :
BEST PRACTICE – II
1. TITLE OF THE PRACTICE:
RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES (ON-Grid Solar power plant)
2. OBJECTIVES OF THE PRACTICE:
· To install solar power plant on the roof top and generate solar power.
· To utilize the generated solar power for institutional power requirement.
· To export the excess generated solar power to Grid.
· To impart practical knowledge amongst students from this working station.
· To augment long term research in the field of solar power generation.
· To become a role model amongst the public in green technologies
3. THE CONTEXT:
Solar energy is a renewable source of energy as it can be used to produce electricity as long as the sun exists. Sunshine occurs naturally. As long as we are alive, we are always going to see the sun, which means it is infinite. This energy can be harnessed by installing solar panels that can reduce our dependence on other countries for consistent supply of coal to produce electricity. This makes it an attractive energy prospect for most countries that are looking to go completely green in the future.
Although solar energy cannot be produced during night and cloudy days but it can be used again and again during day time. Solar energy from sun is consistent and constant power source and can be used to harness power even in remote locations.
Cuts back on electricity bill:
One of the most interesting things about solar energy is that it can help you minimize your annoying utility bills. You can accomplish this by installing solar panels in your home. Solar energy takes up energy consuming activities like heating water and heating homes. Solar energy has the potential to save you up to 20% of your energy costs, even after financing costs are factored in. And with the ever rocketing of electricity costs, you could save up to $60,000 in the next 30 years.
Requires little maintenance:
The cost of installing a solar panel can be high. But once it’s up and running, you will enjoy the benefits for many years, while injecting just a small amount for its maintenance. If your energy needs change and you desire to add more panels, it would be a lot easier. Initial cost that is incurred once can be recovered in the long run that range from 10 years – 15 years. Apart from this, solar panels do not create any noise or release any toxic substances.
Solar panels are easy to install and does not require any wires, cords or power sources. Unlike wind and geothermal power stations which require them to be tied with drilling machines, solar panels does not require them and can be installed on the rooftops which means no new space is needed and each home or business user can generate their own electricity. Moreover, they can be installed in distributed fashion which means no large scale installations are needed. With the advancement in the technology and increase in the production, the cost of solar panels has come down slightly. Areas where cost of electricity is high, payback times can be even lower.
Can Be Used in Remote Locations:
Solar energy can be of great boon in areas which have no access to power cables. It Works great in remote locations where running power lines would be difficult or costly. Solar panels can set up to produce solar energy there as long as it receives the sunlight.
4. THE PRACTISE:
The college installed roof top ON-Grid solar power station with 130 solar panels and two 50 KVA, three 20 KVA, one 12.5 KVA, one 27.5 KVA inverters. The total generating capacity is 150KW.
5. EVIDENCE OF SUCCESS
In the year of 2019-20, 71,914 KWh power was generated from solar power plant. More than 46.6% of power requirement was utilized from the solar power plant.
6. PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED AND RESOURCES REQUIRED:
Daily cleaning of panels is necessary to improve the efficient power generation .We have to take care of obstacles falling on the panels like tree shadows. Man power is required for daily maintenance.
supporting documents :
Best Practice-1 : Implementation of ICT based Innovative Teaching Methodologies
1. Title of the Practice-1: Implementation of ICT based Innovative Teaching Methodologies
2. Goal: To establish digital and ICT enabled global teaching learning process with faculty as resource persons.
3. The Context: The use of ICT in the teaching-learning process has brought in revolutionary changes in much higher educational institution sat upgrading the teaching pedagogy in our college. This would enhance the teaching capabilities of the teachers as facilitator so flearning.It would also promote self-learning and help the students to gain Knowledge at their own learning pace. The role of the teacher is undergoing radical change – his expertise requires continuous training and coordination with colleagues in the use and practical applications of Information and communication technology (ICT) in education. ICT in the educational process should serve as a learning method and not only as a tool. At the same time, it is important to realize that ICT does not replace traditional teaching methods, but complements them by encouraging curiosity, research and experimentation.
4. The practice: The College has requested the teachers to adopt the use of audiovisual aids for effective teaching. To achieve this end, many teachers have been teaching with the help of power point presentations.
• In an effort towards self-learning, the students are also encouraged to prepare slides, transparency sheets and power points as a part of their assignments.Thismakesthe teaching-learning process a two way process, involvingboththeteachersandthelearners.
• In an attempt to adopt more sophisticated ICT tools, the college proposed multimedia material development for teachers and various active learning methods like Think-pair and share, Group problem solving, flipped class room technique etc are adopted in classrooms.
• Several workshops and seminars were organized to create awareness on OBE implementation.
5. Evidence of Success: Many faculty members implemented various active learning strategies in the class and effectively utilized ICT for improving teaching learning process. This can be known by the student’s feedback.
6. Problems Encountered and Resources Required: Various activities to be implemented requires pre-planning and also time consuming.
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WED1SCwaaYF5-1x52RBbA
Title of the Practice: Campus to Corporate
1. Goal: The main aim is to provide the transition from being a student to become a professional.
2. The context: Students gain the confidence to perform a job, yet will be open to learn much on the job. They learn to blend into the new corporate world, yet will be willing to showcase their unique talents that will help them stand out among their peers. They will be equipped to work effectively on their own, yet wholeheartedly will contribute as team members. These are the very traits every corporate is expecting from today’s students.
Placements will be improved through the following efforts:
By establishing Training and placements (T&P) and appointing a placement officer and one member from each department.
By establishing career & guidance cell for counseling students on Bio-data& Job application.
By creating awareness on present scenario of industry needs and relevant skills needed for specific jobs (employability skills) and conducting on line tests and training programs and arranging industrial visits and guest lectures.
3. The practice: Students with career ambition and the potential for employment will be identified after the first semester. They will be motivated to improve their academic profile and join courses that will reinforce their employable skills. By the Sixth Semester, the cumulative acquisition of these skills along with the confidence they had gained through mind set, will make these students winners & increase our percentage of placement. To achieve the placements, different strategies like conducting orientation programmes, online tests, training programmes, etc for students have been organized.
Training and Placements (T&P) cell always play a vital role in networking graduating students with industry. It prepares students for the process of recruitment and simultaneously creates awareness among companies about the recruitment opportunities at DNRCET. DNRCET has been consistently topping in the list of campus placement records among private institutions in Andhra Pradesh. DNRCET established T&P cell to make the students globally employable. Every semester, students visit the industry and get trained on latest technological
advancements. also, guest lectures are arranged by inviting resource persons from the industry and academia.
4. Evidence of Success: The present final year students are well prepared for the job selection. Compared to last year, this year, our students achieved good results. Many students achieved placements in MNCs namely TCS, Infosys, Accenture etc. The total students placements in 2020-21 are271 with an average package of Rs 3.48LPA and with highest package of 7LPA while in the year 2018-19, the total students placements are 61 with an average package of Rs 3LPA and with highest package of Rs 3.5LPA. A senior student has been a strong motivation for the juniors to qualify themselves with employable skills.
5. Problems Encountered and Resources Required: Some students showed interest in core jobs while others in IT sector. Limited numbers of core companies are visiting the campus. It is a challenging task for placement members to motivate and create awareness on the present scenario of job market. Some students show interest in locally available jobs which do not offer attractive incentives.
supporting documents :