Best Practices (As per NAAC Format): 2020-21

1. Sehyog

'Sehyog' came into existence by the efforts of a bunch of like-minded faculty members (Government College sector 14, Gurugram) who were helping the needy financially as well as socially in their small ways. They created this platform for the collective charity and they became inspiration for other staff members also, which made the platform bigger and stronger. 'Sehyog' not only helps needy students to complete their education but also helps employees of the college in their hour of need. It works on the principle of self-reliance and also provides refundable loans so as to protect the self respect of the employees. Its mission is to spread happiness in the society. The belief is that if we spend time, money and energy in the service of mankind, it not only makes our surroundings better but makes us better human beings. It is a small effort to make a college/society/ world a better place to live in.

Practices

1 In the year 2020 -2021, grocery kits were donated to the class IV employees.

2 Rs 1.62 lakh were donated to the mother of our ex-student of college, Mrs Nirmal as she came to seek help from the college .

3 A hand of help was extended to our devoted employee Mrs Cheenu, when her husband was admitted in the hospital during covid-19 and an amount of Rs 45000 was given to her.

4 One of our MA previous students Ms Monika, Roll number 220034152023 who lost both of her parents during covid was extended help of Rs 3 lakh by the college.


2 .Mentor Mentees Practices

  1. To promote the personal and professional growth of a mentee.

  2. To influence, guide and direct the mentee.

  3. To provide psycho-social support, role-modelling, friendship, emotional support, encouragement and career guidance to the mentee by providing advice and discussing goals.

The Context:-

During the pandemic mentor mentee practices played a significant role in the smooth functioning of our institution.In an institutional setting what matters is that mentors have experience that others can learn from. Mentorship experience and relationship structure affect the amount of psycho-social support, role-modelling and communication. Mentoring has significant behavioral, attitudinal health related relational, motivational and career benefits.

Practices:-

During the pandemic all the relevant information such as notices, extra curricular activities and online competitions were shared through the mentor mentees groups. In an informal mentorship a relationship gets formed between mentor and mentees. They can discuss their personal problems and concerns. During the Covid time this helped a lot in boosting the morale of the students as all of us were facing very difficult times. It also helped in easing out the emotional and mental burden/stress of the students.


Challenges:-

  1. The students who are residing in remote rural areas face network issues and it becomes difficult for the mentees to contact their mentors during the pandemic.

  2. As all the activities were conducted online, it became an extra burden for mentors as it would engage them all the time.

  3. Unrealistic expectations and assumptions can wreak havoc on a mentoring relationship. Overloading the mentee with information and expecting the mentee to become the mentor’s clone are two examples of unrealistic expectations that can have a negative impact on the relationship.

  4. Conversely, the mentee may expect the mentor to provide more support and direction than is reasonable under the circumstances.

  5. The student-teacher ratio sometimes becomes a hindrance in creating one to one relation. It becomes difficult for the mentors to connect individually with all the mentees.


Evidence of the practice

  1. The success of the practice could be felt when all the activities of the college were going on smoothly during the covid-19 times. All the related information regarding the exams , practicals and competitions were passed to the students on time.

  2. Mentors are really dedicated and enthusiastic for the welfare of their mentees and mentees in turn are more aware of their duties as students. This specially becomes a boon for the students during the tough times.