7.2.1Institutonal Best Practices                                                                             Best-Practice-I


Best Practices

Two best practices successfully implemented by the Institution

  1. Title of Practice: Green campus initiative and Pollution free campus

Aim: – To create awareness and to promote sustainable and eco-friendly practices in the campus.

  • Objective:
  1. To promote awareness about environmental issues among the students, staff and society.
  2. To save human beings from the effect of environmental pollution.
  3. To preserve natural resources and systems.
  4. To continuously improve the efficient use of all resources, including energy and water.
  5. To reduce consumption and the amount of waste produced, recovering recycling and reusing of waste wherever necessary.
  6. To conserve water resources through rainwater harvesting.
  7. To implement Reduce/Reuse/Recycle policy on the campus.
  8. To support and implement “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” for healthy India.
  9. To organize Tree Sapling drive on environment-related issues.
  • The Context:

Saving ‘Mother Earth’ is an integral part of our institutional education. Keeping the growing ecological concerns in mind, there is a dire need of immediate action to be carried out and promote eco-friendly practices. The environment has gone through a drastic change due to several factors like pollution, over usage of plastic and mismanagement of natural resources. In order to control the devastating environmental changes, awareness regarding environmental issues is served through the numerous green initiatives and practices have been taken in the campus. A clean environment is a basic necessity of human beings for their personal hygiene and health. The main aim of this practice is to impart knowledge, create awareness and develop an attitude towards it and to nurture necessary skills to handle the environmental issues and challenges faced by any individual in the society. The rural village region and green landscaping of college are the necessary features for shaping and sustaining an eco-friendly campus.

  • The Practice:

The institution has a system for green-audit, environment audit and energy audit which are carried out informally by the National Service Scheme (NSS). The use of plastic bags is avoided on the campus. In this regard the authorities are planning to declare the entire campus as ‘No Plastic Zone’. Separate dustbins labeled as ‘Use Me’ is placed on the campus to divide the dry from the wet so as to keep the college campus clean. The students and staff have planted several saplings during various plantation programmes organized by the institution through NSS wing.

All the saplings planted are taken care and maintained by the gardeners of the institution. The college is also using renewable energy sources like solar energy as a Green Environment initiation. College has installed Solar Power Generation Plant of 25 KVA. Signboards/posters are displayed on the college campus for encouraging ideas of plastic-free campus, noise-free, and environmental awareness. Institute suggests all the staff and the students to use battery powered vehicle to reduce pollution on campus. LED bulbs are installed in the college buildings to save electricity. The E-waste is managed in such a way that wastage in the form of monitors, computers, keyboards, mouse, power supplies, printers, batteries etc. that needs to be disposed is collected at a central store and then handed over to the certified vendors. We get certificate from the vendor ensuring that the E-waste will be disposed as per prevailing norms without harming the environment.

  • Evidence of Success:

 The green campus developed by college helps not only to save the environment, but also adds to the beauty of the campus.

These best practices have proven to be successful through the following activities:

  1. Through periodical planting of saplings, Flora and Fauna on the campus has enriched, which has eventually turned into eco-friendly campus.
  2. Because of the plantation of the trees around the campus, the students get fresh air.
  3. Water conservation methods employed are helping maintaining gardens and campus green and eco-friendly.
  4. Of the total required power consumption is met through the use of Solar Energy.
  5. Awareness campaigns for the plastic-free campus through signboards/display boards helped the campus plastic free.
  6. Green audit, Environmental audit and Energy audit of the campus is done periodically and regularly.
  7. Pollution is at is minimum level.
  • Problems Encountered and Resources Required:
  1. Maintaining the motivation level in voluntary work and ensuring the wholehearted involvement of volunteers in all the activities was also a problem which requires careful teacher’s supervision.
  2. Less awareness among students and community towards environmental issues.
  • Title of Practice: Research Activities for Students and Faculty.

Aim- To promote a research culture in the college and to encourage the faculty to widen their horizon in their area of interest and to give the students of our college an higher exposure to higher education and a glimpse into all disciplines of learning.

  • Objectives of the Practice –
  1. To empower staff and students in research skills.
  2. To enhance and achieve consistency in research activity.
  3. To motivate the faculty and student for writing Research Papers.
  4. To create awareness about the importance of research among students, teachers and teacher educators.
  5. To hone research skills and competencies among student teachers and teacher educators.
  6. To provide avenues for professional development and networking.
  7. To guide students for Internship Projects.
  8. To undertake research oriented publications (Journal, Conferences)
  • The Context :

“Research is creating new knowledge” – Neil Armstrong .The institute encourages best practices and institutional distinctiveness by creating and developing competent engineer professionals. To develop the skills and to nurture the curiosity of the students, the institute emphasizes on promoting the research activities. For the promotion of the research activities and skill development, the institute has encouraged students as well as faculties to conduct various research activities. Research publications help in dissemination and knowledge sharing when they are brought in public domain for wider circulation and readership. Research skill development is one of the distinctive and emerging areas of the institution. Institute inculcate a research culture among the students and faculty that enables faculty to translate theoretical knowledge into action, develops scientific thinking and acquire research skills by encouraging staff to pursue Ph.D programme and to attend innovative and intellectual seminars, workshop and Faculty Development Programmes, undertake minor and major research projects, , encourages staff and students to publish papers in leading journals.

  • The Practice:

“Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.”

The students admitted to this institute are from rural as well as urban area. To bridge the gap and inculcate research ability and also to explore hidden capability of students, the institute encourages them by conducting research paper publication and presentation activities beyond curriculum. The Staff and student of SPCOE are publishing their research paper in the journals and conferences. Faculties and students were encouraged to publish their research work in various national as well as international journals. More than 100 research papers have been published in national and international journals till date. Faculties were encouraged to pursue Ph.D program. Currently, four faculties are pursuing their Ph.D. and two faculties had completed Ph.D program.

Following are the details of research paper publication of Staff and Student-

  •   Evidence of Success :
  1. Student receives the best paper award of research paper.
  2. More than 100 Research and review papers have been published in various reputed research journals by the faculty and students.
  3. Received best paper in International Conference paper presentation at Samarth College of Engineering, Belhe by B.E student’s Sonali Gagare, Ambre Hrushikesh and Shingote Nikita.
  4. Received Best paper award at CPGCON by PG student Naikwadi Divya.
  5. Received best researcher award by National faculty Award 2021-2022 Novel research Academy Pondicherry, India by Dr. Sunil Khatal.
  6. Received best researcher award by National faculty Award 2021-2022 Novel research Academy Pondicherry, India by Dr. Monika Rokade.
  7. Received best young faculty award by National faculty Award 2021-2022 Novel research Academy Pondicherry, India by Prof. Puja Gholap.
  8. Received the award of Indian book of record by Dr. Monika Rokade for publishing research papers in more than 90 journals and conferences.
  • Problems Encountered and Resources Required

The biggest problem in paper and conference publication is that, the maximum numbers of students are from rural areas and lack in communication skills. They are very hesitant and afraid to take up the activities which improve the technical knowledge and confidence in them. They do not appear for activities such as presentations and publications. We encourage students to participate in the publication and presentation of first year and second-year students. We also encourage third and final year students to publish and present papers on and off campus.