Best Practices

INSTITUTIONAL BEST PRACTICES: 2019-20

1. Popularizing Science to Develop Scientific Temper Objective: Generate interest in science, discuss cutting edge development in science and technology, inculcate curiosity in young minds, and propagate scientific literacy. The need to perform scientific experiments as hands-on-activity, using easy to understand methodology to inculcate interest in science. The purpose is to ignite curiosity in young minds and to overcome fear and exploitation by dispelling superstition and blind faith. Various activities such as workshops on solar lamp making, electronic toy-making and experiments in science conducted in summer camps, school-teachers orientation program, Science Day celebrations on HPT campus and schools of Nashik and remote tribal areas with the participation of our students and teachers as mentors and trainers. Guest lectures are also organized on advanced fields of science by eminent speakers from HPT College, academic and research institutions. Initiated in 1978, the practice continues till date. The summer-camp is a popular activity and parents are eager to enroll their wards. Guest lectures are well attended with interactive participation. More than 2500 students attended the tribal area Science-camp. All events were reported in newspapers. Though this activity receives tremendous enthusiastic participation and feedback from school children, parents and citizens paucity of time, material and human re source often becomes a challenge.

2. Vision for Youth: Towards Holistic Development of Students Objective: Youth Empowerment Concern for holistic development and student-centric education for developing responsible citizens, with a set of values, attitude and way of life that reflects principles of freedom, justice, democracy, tolerance, cooperation, pluralism, dialogue and understanding among diverse group of students. Lecture series on diverse topics were included in The emphasis was on meaningful life and career counseling through lectures on contemporary topics like Patent and copyright, Integrity in Politics and Journalism, GST, Traffic Safety, preventing suicide, Cyber Crime, Career counseling, Youth Discipline, Health and Life-style were organized. The activity requires financial resources for inviting eminent speakers and renowned resource persons.

BEST PRACTICES OF THE COLLEGE: 2018-19

1. Popularizing Science to Develop Scientific Temper

Objective: Generate interest in science, discuss cutting edge development in science and technology, inculcate curiosity in young minds, and propagate scientific literacy.

The need to perform scientific experiments as hands-on-activity, using easy to understand methodology to inculcate interest in science. The purpose is to ignite curiosity in young minds and to overcome fear and exploitation by dispelling superstition and blind faith. Workshop on electronic toy-making, demonstration of robots and drones and experiments in science were conducted in summer camps, school-teachers orientation program, Science Day celebrations on HPT campus and schools of Nashik and remote tribal areas with the participation of our students and teachers as mentors and trainers. Guest lectures were also organized on advanced fields of science by eminent speakers from, DST, Homi Bhaba Science-Center, IUCCA, HPT College, academic and research institutions.

Initiated in 1978, the practice continues till date. The summer-camp is a popular activity and parents are eager to enroll their wards. Guest lectures are well attended with interactive participation. More than 250 students attended the tribal area Science-camp. All events were reported in newspapers.

Though this activity received tremendous enthusiastic participation and feedback from school children, parents and citizens paucity of time, material and human re source often becomes a challenge.

2. ‘Vision for Youth’: Towards Holistic Development of Students

Objective: Youth Empowerment

Concern for holistic development and student-centric education for developing responsible citizens, with a set of values, attitude and way of life that reflects principles of freedom, justice, democracy, tolerance, cooperation, pluralism, dialogue and understanding among diverse group of students, the college organized Lecture series on diverse topics. The emphasis was on meaningful life and career counseling through lectures on understanding of ‘Inclusive Growth’ followed by an inter-department poster exhibition and competition. In 2018, a series of lectures on contemporary topics like Patent and copyright, Integrity in Politics and Journalism, Terrorism, Traffic Safety, Cyber Crime, Career counseling for Army recruitment, Youth Discipline, Health and Life-style were organized. The activity has resulted in empowered and enlightened group of students who have put the learned values into practice through community work, tree plantation, blood donation, tree plantation, cleanliness drives, working for environmental awareness, creating cyber security awareness, good communication skills development.