Best Practices

Best Practices

Best Practices

Any practice or practices that the institution has internally evolved and used during the last few years leading to positive impact on the regular functioning of the institution can be identified as “Best Practices”. At some point in time the institution evolves some innovation or a change in some aspect of functioning. This practice is relevant mainly within the institution at a given point in time. It could be in respect of teaching learning, office practices, maintenance and up keep of things or dealing with human beings or money matters. Adopting that practice has resolved the difficulty or has brought in greater ease in working in that aspect. In brief, these ‘best practices’ are relevant within the institutional context and may pertain to either academic or administrative or organizational aspects of institutional functioning.

Jamshedpur Co-operative college currently follows two main best practices:

  • 1. Promoting online system of Teaching –Learning process.
  • 2. Introduce and aware students to real concerns of Environment and its sustainability


Best Practices 1(online system of teaching-learning process)

Best Practices: 1

Title of the practice: Promoting online system of Teaching –Learning process

In the last couple of years, the whole world faced the crises and consequences imposed on us due to Covid-19. Covid-19 brought out a drastic change in the educational system not only in India but rather in the entire world. Universities across India as well as around the globe moved to the virtual classes suspending physical classrooms. Therefore, the current study aimed to review the best practices for effective online teaching and learning process in the Institution.

Objective of the Practices:

The main objective of the practice are:-

  • • To introduce advanced technology in teaching and learning process to make the teaching and learning process simple and more effective
  • • To make student centric approach in teaching and learning process
  • • To make all communications simple, fast and user friendly
  • • To encourage teachers to adapt to technological advancements including ICT adoption in class room teaching, learning and evaluation process
  • • To improve the digital literacy and digital skills of the students.
  • • Changing the traditional mode of teaching learning to innovative methods.
  • • Increasing the student’s participation.
  • • To ensure the completion of syllabus according to the academic planner of each department
  • • To improve pass percentage and enhance the number of ranks bagged by the college at the university level examinations
  • • To enhance the digital infrastructure of the campus to promote online learning and shift into a paperless campus

Context :

Problems like Covid -19 pandemic created lot of challenges in front of educational institutes. The teaching learning process became tough and challenging those days. Pandemic has prompted the educational institutes to adopt an alternative of Classroom teaching all over the world. Jamshedpur Co-Operative College was not an exception. The authority of the Institute decided to continue the classes and complete the courses for the students during the lock down period through online classes .The authority decided to use the available resources of institute like Digital Content, ICT tools to address this issue.


The students of the college hail from different socio-economic circumstances and are from rural area of East & West Singhbhum district, so they have no or little internet/cyber accessibility. Therefore, the first and foremost obstacle handled by the teachers was to convince the students about the online classes and its applicability in specified cases. One faculty from each department have given the responsibility to reach out the students over phone and inform about the e-classes. Each department have done the demonstrations for online classes. The college selected Google meet and Google Classroom platform to carry forward the classes for the digital learning purpose. Each semester has been a classroom space and specified WhatsApp group to notify about classes and materials. The assignments and quizzes are first demonstrated to the students, then the practice of taking quizzes and departmental seminar online is continued.

Every subject teacher created his YouTube channel and upload their Video Lectures and Practical videos. These YouTube videos, Question bank and Other Study material like notes etc., are uploaded on institute website through which all the students can get the access any time he/she needs.

All the Departments of Jamshedpur Co-operative College has arranged many national and international webinars on different topics. Special Lectures were organized by the institution for stress management, health & hygiene and immune boosting diets to improve health and manage stress among the students, teachers and non- teaching staff during the pandemic. Many Moral Lectures were organized for the students to creating more civilized society.

Evidence of Success: -

  • • Entire teaching & learning process is through online, the students can access the contents anytime and anywhere.
  • • Sharing of resources is easy and maximum utilization is observed
  • • The students have gained technical skills and ICT literacy has improved among the students and faculty members.
  • • Faculty members are capable enough to change a physical classroom into an online platform for education where every student are motivated to participate and learn with the help of technology
  • • The student’s attendance in class is increased
  • • The academic results are also improved
  • • Frequent assignments, tests and evaluation are conducted to improve performance in the semester – end examinations
  • • The official communications are made easy and user friendly
  • • Usage of paper has been reduced

*Problems encountered and Resources required:-

  • • Adapting to the new technologies facing to camera and creation of digital content was the challenging task for some faculty members. Practice and training from the experts helped the teachers to understand the new innovative methods.
  • • Improving the quality of online classes with the help of various service providers, along with support from different colleges and universities can help in making online mode of education more effective.
  • • Development of animation based power point presentations in teaching, particularly in science subjects, has been hindered due to the want of in – house technical expertise.
  • • Network Problems in rural areas, unavailability of smart gadgets for each student due to economic crisis are also critical issues for e-learning platforms.
  • • Online mode of higher education is still in the early stage of development in India, therefore having clarity about the problems experienced and the expectations of students and teachers will help to plan out effective and structured strategies for taking online classes

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Practice 2: Introduce and aware students to real concerns of Environment and its sustainability

The rapidly increasing urbanization and industrialization of present India led to environmental degradation, creating the need to promote environmentally sustainable practices. Sensitizing a generation of environmentally conscious students is of foremost priority of Jamshedpur Co-Operative college. This practice can help to save the trees and plants and thus preserve the Environment and their ecosystem.


  • • The objective of this practice is to make the college environmentally sustainable.
  • • To propagate a healthy and sustainable way of living based on traditions and values of conservation and moderation.
  • • To initiate, inculcate and reinforce ‘green’ habits in our students through 5R’s- Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle of waste management and Respect Nature.
  • • To include Education for Sustainability curriculum across all classrooms for building knowledge and skills that lead to an environmentally sustainable world.
  • • The aim is to build a campus, that produces minimal waste, conserves energy, protects biodiversity and practices self-sustainability


The destruction of the ecosystem that offers nature goods and services for all living things means that we may lose on the many natures powerful products including those that could offer humankind health benefits. The college recognizes this importance and thus has taken steps to fulfil the requirements to preserve Environment.


The college has a large section of open green space that is maintained by regular planting, pruning and maintenance of trees and plants. To achieve the practice, an Eco-Garden committee is established by the principal. This committee has prepared a garden of Medicinal plant, a garden of Endangered plant, a garden of ornamental / seasonal plants and one botanical garden for practical purposes. The Botany department has prepared a list of plant species found in the campus by a small survey and give name plate boards on the trees to identify them. There are many Medicinal as well as ornamental plants/trees like -

  • Peepal (Ficus religiosa)
  • Kadamba (Neolamarckia cadamba)
  • Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)
  • Palash (Butea monosperma)
  • Peela Gumohar (Peltophorum pterocarpum)
  • Golden Mohur (Delonix regia)
  • False Ashok (Polyalthia longifolia)
  • Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus)
  • Rosy trumpet (Tabebuia rosea)
  • Peeli Kaner (Thevetia)
  • Cycas (Cycas)
  • Sadabahar (Vinca rosea)
  • Betel (Piper betle)
  • Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
  • Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
  • Ghritkumari (Aloe vera)
  • Papaya ( Carica papaya)
  • Mango (Mangifera indica)
  • Cashew nut (Anacardium occidentale)

Environmental Science (EVS) course is compulsory to all undergraduate courses which introduce and aware students towards their Environment and its sustainability.

NCC and NSS wings are active in reminding students to keep their campus and surroundings clean. College has installed solar panels in the campus and prepare a proposal for rain water harvesting in the main building of the institute. For E-waste management, the institute collaborated with HULLADECK recycling PVT.LTD. The E-waste is managed in the institute through collection of items from staff, faculty & students and kept in a Cage pallet box within the college. The college can take many steps to minimize energy consumption. These include, Replacement of energy consuming tube light & bulb with energy saving CFL tubes & LED bulbs.

Evidence of success: -

  • • The effort of documenting and collecting detailed information of flora in the Campus has emerged as one of the innovative endeavors of approaching the current challenges relating to ecology and environmental deterioration.
  • • E-Waste management has been started in the college.
  • • Management of organic solid waste of the college has been done by vermi/ bio compost preparation unit.
  • • Installation of Solar Panel is in progress.
  • • Participation of student, ensured the success of this best practice including environment awareness and sustainability.
  • • The proper keeping and maintenance of the college gardens help the environment of the college to be fresh and cool.

Problems encountered: -

  • • The need to create awareness about various environmental problems, practices & solution. Few more expert from relevant department & different stake holders may be added in this mission.
  • • The campus already has four specific Botanical Garden viz.
    • * Charak Garden of Medicinal Plants
    • * Birsa Munda Botanical & Commemorative Garden
    • * Rose Garden
    • * Garden of Endangered plant species.
  • • These gardens are being developed and expanded to preserve more diverse flora.

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