STUDENTS’ UPSKILLING PRACTICE

1. Title of the Practice

Students’ Upskilling Practice

2. Objective of the Practice

The institution prioritizes employability of students, achieved through Students’ Upskilling Practice via IIT Bombay-Spoken Tutorial for technical proficiency and AICTE-Student Learning Assessment PARAKH strategically evaluates nationwide academic and aptitude skills. With cutting-edge technology, the institution conducts Spoken Tutorial sessions on FOSS, empowering students for personalized development and continuous improvement in academics.

3. The Context

In the fast-evolving landscape of new technologies, Students’ Upskilling Practice is crucial for enhanced employability during placements. Spoken Tutorial-FOSS serves as a prominent platform, allowing free enrollment for UG, PG, research scholars, and faculty, promoting self-learning through concise video tutorials. These tutorials, combining audio explanations with on-screen demonstrations, facilitate easy comprehension and self-paced learning. Implementation includes progress monitoring, ensuring effectiveness. Students’ Upskilling Practice through AICTE’s PARAKH initiative evaluates nationwide academic and aptitude skills, providing personalized insights for continuous improvement in technical institutes, aligning students with dynamic technological demands.

SPOKEN TUTORIAL
PARAKH -STUDENT LEARNING ASSESSMENT
4. The Practice

The institution prioritizes quality education and enhancing employability skills as crucial for national development. To realize this vision, it has partnered with IIT Bombay for the Students’ Upskilling Practice initiative through the Spoken Tutorial Program. This program offers courses and training at Rs. 25,000 per year, enriching both students and faculty in technical knowledge. Students, mentored by department faculty, are actively monitored to ensure successful course completion.

The Students’ Upskilling Practice through PARAKH is recognized for its potential to elevate education quality and assess students’ soft and technical skills. The initiative is efficiently managed with a dedicated Nodal Officer as the Single Point of Contact and department Heads of Department (HOD) as mentors. The assessment process is seamlessly integrated into students’ schedules, utilizing Career Development Cell hours and allowing flexible self-assessment. This ensures a regular and comprehensive evaluation, fostering continuous improvement and personalized development throughout students’ academic journeys.

5. Evidence of Success

The success of our learning community is reflected in active engagement, with 796 students and 40 faculty members completing Spoken Tutorial Courses, measured through metrics like user numbers, views, downloads, and completion rates. The Students’ Upskilling Practice – PARAKH assessment, with 1150 participants, highlights the institution’s commitment to skill evaluation. Notably, a remarkable employability rate exceeding 80% among students underscores the tangible success of the program. Ongoing monitoring of academic performance and career advancement serves as additional evidence, emphasizing the institution’s unwavering dedication to fostering comprehensive skill development.

6. Problems Encountered and Resources Required

Experts from various fields are needed to improve the quality of the various modules in the training. These requirements were met, however, by inviting field experts from various industries and companies to complete the various modules in the professional development trainings.

STUDENTS’ MENTORING SYSTEM

1. Title of the Practice

Students’ Mentoring System

2. Objective of the Practice

The Students’ Mentoring System at J.J. College of Engineering and Technology is designed to elevate students’ academic performance. With a key emphasis on personalized guidance, mentors engage with their mentees and counselor with counselee on a monthly basis. This consistent interaction fosters a supportive environment, aiding students in achieving their academic goals and maximizing their learning potential.

3. The Context

Implemented at a 20:1 ratio of students to faculty, the Students’ Mentoring System ensures personalized guidance at J. J. College of Engineering and Technology. Monthly one-on-one meetings between mentors and mentees serve as a platform for academic development. This approach not only cultivates a supportive learning environment but also encourages active student participation in workshops, seminars, and Hackathon. The system plays a crucial role in grooming students academically while fostering enthusiasm for engaging in diverse extracurricular opportunities.

4. The Practice

J.J. College of Engineering and Technology sets itself apart with a progressive Students’ Mentoring System that goes beyond conventional guidance, actively identifying and supporting students facing academic challenges. The mentors play a pivotal role in recognizing individual learning needs and promptly addressing them. For those identified as slow learners, the system initiates specialized coaching classes, meticulously tailored to provide focused assistance, bridging academic gaps effectively.

These coaching sessions employ diverse teaching methodologies and additional resources, personalized based on mentees’ unique learning styles and paces. This tailored approach not only enhances academic comprehension but also boosts mentees’ confidence and motivation. The system also promotes open communication, allowing students to express concerns comfortably, with psychological issues addressed by referring them to a counselor. This institution’s commitment to inclusive education is showcased through proactive identification and targeted intervention, ensuring every student, regardless of their learning pace, thrives academically and personally in the college environment.

5. Evidence of Success

The impact of J. J. College of Engineering and Technology’s Students’ Mentoring System resonates in the enhanced academic performance of individual students, contributing significantly to the overall success of the institution. The tailored guidance provided by mentors has resulted in notable improvements in students’ academic achievements. This collective elevation in academic standards, influenced by the mentoring system, has consequently elevated the institution’s overall academic performance. The success is not merely individual but a collaborative achievement, showcasing the effectiveness of the mentoring approach in fostering an environment where every student can thrive academically.

6. Problems Encountered and Resources Required

Implementing a Students’ Mentoring System at J. J. College of Engineering and Technology may encounter challenges such as mentor availability, ensuring effective mentor-mentee pairings, and sustaining mentor engagement. Adequate training for mentors, resource allocation for personalized coaching materials, and a robust communication platform are essential resources. Additionally, technology for remote mentoring and regular feedback mechanisms are crucial. Balancing the student-to-mentor ratio to maintain quality interactions is another consideration. Allocating sufficient time and support for mentors, along with a structured assessment of the mentoring program, will be vital for its sustained success.

CLEAN AND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CAMPUS

1. Title of the Practice

Clean and Green Infrastructure Campus

2. Objective of the Practice

Establishing a Clean and Green Infrastructure Campus strives to cultivate a sustainable educational environment within and beyond campus via ECO Green programs.The initiative targets a reduced ecological footprint by adopting eco-friendly practices in construction, energy use, and waste management. Integrating green technologies and promoting biodiversity creates a visually appealing and healthy atmosphere, setting an influential example.

3. The Context

The Clean and Green Infrastructure Campus embodies a comprehensive dedication to environmental sustainability in education. Beyond traditional construction, it incorporates eco-friendly and energy-efficient principles. Green technologies, lush green spaces, biodiversity initiatives, and waste management, showcasing the institution’s commitment to integrating education with environmental well-being for a better future.

4. The Practices

The Clean and Green Infrastructure Campus prioritizes sustainability through ECO Green programs, encompassing tree plantation rallies, community cleanups, and temple cleaning. Embracing eco-friendly practices, the campus minimizes environmental impact, integrating green technologies and promoting biodiversity. This commitment extends beyond campus, raising awareness and engaging in initiatives for a greener, healthier community.

5. Evidence of Success

The Clean and Green Infrastructure Campus features 1000+ trees, thriving biodiversity, and efficient waste management. Its lush greenery, sustainable water practices, and vibrant outdoor spaces champion both environmental responsibility and academic enrichment.

Green Campus in Main Block
6. Problems Encountered and Resources Required

Creating a Clean and Green Infrastructure Campus faced challenges in sustainable materials, logistical in waste management and water conservation. Despite of hurdles, the institution prioritized sustainability, especially with initial investments in long-term environmental benefits.