Government General Degree College, Chapra

Affiliated to the University of Kalyani

Institutional Preparedness for NEP

1. Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary:

Government General Degree College, Chapra is dedicated to improve the holistic understanding of the students. Along with the careful implementation of the Multidisciplinary Courses, as suggested by the NEP-2020, the institute has adopted some crucial measures for making the students aware of the importance of interdisciplinary studies. For instance, the college has made the arrangements for the students to attend classes of other disciplines as well. The departments regularly organize special talks and lectures by inviting scholars of diverse disciplines. These initiatives tremendously help students in getting oriented in interdisciplinary studies.

2. Academic bank of credits (ABC):

The National Education Policy 2020 is being implemented from this academic year i.e. 2023-24 with the introduction of a 4 year undergraduate program in the institution. The program offers a holistic and multidisciplinary undergraduate education with flexible curricular structure. The flexibility in the curricular structure requires the establishment of an Academic Bank of Credit, the road map of which would be given by the affiliating University. The National Education Policy being implemented this academic session, the university is preparing the norms and protocols of an Academic Bank of credit (ABC) to ensure a flexible teaching learning curriculum. The norms and protocols for ABC would be shared with affiliating institutions like our college that would implement this formal system of credit accumulation and transfer. The ABC is essentially a digital repository for storing and issuing credits that a student would earn from home and other institutions and it requires a comprehensive documentation and infrastructure requirement in the institution.

  1. We took initiation to aware students about ABC ID by verbally and using WhatsApp Group by publishing Notice (No. 29/23/CGC Dated 05.04.2023) and step by step instructions on “How to create ABC ID” with a video link.
  2. We have pasted the “QR Code” of Digilocker App (as per instruction by the Kalyani University) at several places of our institution viz. outside of Office Room, Library Room and Classrooms so that students can scan and install the Digilocker APP in order to create the ABC ID conveniently and till now most of the students have created ABC ID for themselves.

3. Skill development

The IQAC of the institution has a primary agenda of incorporating skill development among students along with the formal curriculum process thereby helping in their economic empowerment for a long time. Since it is a digital world right now the institution has primarily focused on acquisition of digital skills of the students for their economic empowerment. Also the University of Kalyani has Skill Development course in each semester from third to sixth which the institution follows very closely.

4. Appropriate integration of Indian knowledge system (teaching in Indian Language, culture, using online course):

Our college lays extra care on teaching students both in English and the vernacular. Number of students who are willing to study Bengali are also increasing each year. Bengali cultural ethos, popular icons of the Bengal Renaissance are introduced, discussed both as part of curriculum as well as in certain extra-curricular aspects. Birthdays of important poets, artists are observed and programs are organized in the college. Students participate in it and the college encourages their activities by felicitating them. This generates their interest and sustains their passion.

5. Outcome-based education:

Outcome-based education is a model of education that deviates from the traditional focus on what the institution provides to students, in favour of making students demonstrate that they “know and are able to do” on completion of course or program. Consequently, this approach signifies a shift in the paradigm of the system of education from teaching to learning.

The OBE approach is a continuous process of education wherein the curriculum, teaching and learning strategies, and assessment tools are improved continuously. The OBE learning process can be stated into four steps:

  1. Planning of Syllabus - Every Department has a well-planned syllabus which is executed thoroughly. The teachers carry routine assessment to see their progress.
  2. Implementation of the syllabus - The program is implemented and executed in a routine way.
  3. Assessment- Teachers carry routine assessment to evaluate the progress of every student.
  4. Respond / Improve (Continuous Quality Improvement) – Determine what needs to be changed to make improvements. These changes are the basis of new or revised outcomes and objectives for the next cycle of the process. This process can be looked at on a program or course level. Teachers are engaged in routine evaluation to foster the best of services to students.

6. Distance Education/ Online Education

After the outbreak of the corona virus pandemic, the world was put into a standstill with people locked into their houses. However education was flowing on courtesy online education where knowledge is carried through various platforms such as Google Meet/ Zoom etc. Our college too aimed at maximizing classes and hence students regularly attended online classes. Several online Webinars were organized in different academic years in the past. Students benefitted greatly from such program outcomes.