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BEST PRACTICE - 1
1. Title of the Practice: " Student Centric " practices to Achieve Graduate attributes. 2. Objectives:
  • To develop an alternate teaching technique to supplement the traditional lecture method to ensure complete student involvement in the teaching-learning process.
  • To revamp the conventional teaching-learning scenario into a passionate exciting and interactive exercise by transforming the teacher centric practices into a student centric activities.
  • To elevate the role of the lecturer into a facilitator, counsellor and educator from being a passive dispenser of knowledge.
  • To inculcate self-learning techniques, institutionalized programs and practices among the slow and advance learners by adopting innovative pedagogy viz., curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
  • To devise ICT based learner friendly pedagogical tools that empower students with knowledge, skills and placements.
3. The Context The learning system of secondary education in Telangana is mostly teacher centric with methods of rote learning, and mugging material to reproduce the same in the examinations. There is a strong felt need for a radical shift from the age-old chalk and talk method to an integrated pedagogy for sustainable learning. The introduction of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) has brought in sweeping changes in the curriculum enhancing the students’ learning abilities with the amalgamation of application oriented, skill-based courses viz., Project work, student assignments, small research in the vicinity. This attempt must result in imparting globally employable skills for the students. 4. The Practice Practice – 1: Offering innovative & novel courses in Physical sciences / life sciences / commerce / business management programmes ensuring higher employability. Practice – 2: Conduct of series of seminars, workshops and deliberations with senior faculty, pedagogical experts, and stakeholders to develop a set of time-tested ICT based student centric pedagogical tools Practice – 3: To use various pedagogical Peer learning tools viz., classroom seminars, quiz, surveys, group discussions, debates, interviews, JAM session, study projects, role-play, case studies, puzzles and problem solving. Also to allow Students to organize events Viz., quiz, elocution, essay writing competition, Campus Recruitment Training to update and upgrade their organizational and employable skills. Practice – 4: To Counsel the students to orient them towards their goal. Practice - 5: To provide supplement training by conducting Bridge course, Remedial coaching for slow learners, Makeup Classes so as to improve results and thereby the employability. 5. Evidence of Success Alumni success in varied fields is a strong evidence of this viz., Vinay Reddy, Sr Scientist at USA, Dr Thota Subhash, Assocaite Professor at IIT Gowhati, Dr Phani Kumar, VIT, Amaravathi and several others are taking up careers in Research and teaching. Our alumni are in best leadership positions in Government (Police, Revenue, and all other departments) in India. We have success stories in internationally. The students have welcomed the change as the student cantered pedagogy made learning easy, fun filled and exciting task. It is evident in terms of the enhanced confidence levels of the students, their response in the class and their attention to the follow up work enhanced. Teachers too have enthusiastically updated their knowledge and skills as required by the new pedagogy. This practices of student centric activities have resulted in the manifestation of the students high intellect, increase in the students pass percentage with university ranks, increasing placements and progression to higher studies. As a mark of recognition KMDC bagged Best Degree College award by Ambition Career Consultants, Hyderabad. Our student have got admission into Nalanda University in MA in Historical studies. As a graduate student, she has a written a book in English named manahprabodhini which is available in amazon and flipkart etc. On the whole, the student centric practices have efficiently and effectively contributed to the attainment of graduate attributes with higher pass percentages and employable skills along with the additional skills such as life-long learning, societal concern, eco-friendliness, tech-savyness, leadership qualities. 6. Problems Encountered and Resources Required The rural background of students together with their deep rooted habits of listening to lectures, taking down notes and mugging up the content to reproduce the same in the examination posed initial hiccups to adopt themselves to ICT pedagogy and self learning techniques. Lot of focus is needed by both the faculty and students to overcome the resistance to shift them from teacher centric to student centric learning. BEST PRACTICE - 2 1. Title of the Practice: Promotion of Universal values for successful life 2. Objectives • To promote the universal values like liberty, equality, fraternity, spirit of enquiry, gender equity, integrity and national integration among the students • To engage students and staff in the practices of universal values and to create social responsibility • To transform students as intellectuals, thought leaders by developing leadership in their chosen fields. • To impart environmental and social consciousness by practicing green environment, gender equity, bio diversity, building social capital. 3. The Context Modern societies have been benefitted a lot through globalization process, but brought many new challenges. These issues can be effectively addressed by the universal value framework. 4. The Practice Keeping in view of the ideal objectives of national development and to inculcate values system in the students, KMDC has adopted a strategy of propagating the universal ideals such liberty, equality, fraternity, justice through various activities that are organized in each academic year. This will enable the students to address the challenges such as ill effects of globalization, diminishing moral values, spirit of winning and losing etc, Meetings are conducted regularly to discuss with its staff and students regarding planning and implementation of various activities prioritizing the universal values and gender equity. Using National Service Scheme(NSS), National Cadet Corps (NCC) to channelize the energies of the students for community development and national development. The college has organized various programmes which are listed below: Practice 1 – Celebration of National Days such Independence Day, Republic Day with the active involvement of students Practice 2 – To observe Constitution Day, National Voters Day Bio-Diversity Day, World Environment Day, Earth Day, Harita Haram (Plantation Program), International Womens Day, Word Aids day, Telugu Basha Dinostavam, Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation SVEEP, National Science Day celebrations, World Zoonosis Day, Shifting to solar energy, promoting use of Electrical bikes, bicycles Practice 3 –to celebrate the Birth and Death days of the National famous personalities commemorating their contributions to the society viz., Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi, National Youth day, Netaji Subhash Chandr Bose Jayanthi, Mahatma Gandhi Death anniversary, Youth Festival Practice 4 – To involves the students in the activities such as National calamities and to help the poor and orphanage. • For Kerala Flood victims, the students collected the donations, and the staff has contributed one day salary and a matching grant by the management to victims. • Blood donation camps, • orphanage visits are organized on regular basis so that it goes deep into the minds of the students, • Pulse Polio Immunization program • Mission Indradanush 2.0 program • Road Safety week • Namami Godavari – River protection campaign by Waterman of India and Ramon Magassessy Awardee Dr Rajendra Singh & Padmasri Vanajivi Ramaiah, Karunkar Reddy, Walk for Water foundation • Seminar on Plastic industry – opportunities and Challenges by CIPET, Vijaywada Practice 5 – To encourage students to compete in the Games and Sports events at various national and international platforms 5. Evidence of Success • The Alumni success in varied fields is a strong evidence. Alumni is spread across the globe doing professional jobs and in the leadership roles. The social responsibility taught is the key be successful administrative endowers. • The students in their career has taken up leadership positions in Government (Police, Revenue, and all other departments) in India. We have success stories in internationally around the globe. • Sporting talent is being constantly encouraged. Alumni have participated at National and international level in the filed of games and sports. Sri Qureshi has participated in Common wealth games representing India. More sports men have a chequered career as sports men representing university and southern region in various capacities as players and team captains. • Our students participated in the national events Viz., National Youth Festival at state level, Youth Parliament at New Delhi twice, Our NCC Cadets have represented our state and participated in the Republic Day parade at New Delhi • Our adopted village has become an Adarsh Village in the state thanks to the concerted efforts of NSS Students and villagers particularly under the leadership of Sarpanch. • The college has got an award as Best Degree College by Ambition Career Consultants, Hyderabad. • Several initiatives have been taken up to ensure that impact of our campaigns Water conservation, Haritha haram, Swath bharath, Garbage collection (tadi-chetta and Podi-chetta) etc.in surrounding villages. • The energy conservation practices have successfully launched with solar energy replacing the traditional use of thermal energy. However, as a matter of policy, the solar energy generated has been added to grid. The electricity charges of our college has come down drastically. Wherever the possible, LED bulbs are being used. 6. Problems Encountered and Resources Required • Financial support • Identification and nurturing talent thorough out • Academic issues