DRC – Profile
Government Degree Colleges are spread across the state in all the districts. Most of them are located in rural and semi urban areas. They mostly serve students from poor and underprivileged sections of society. The students of colleges located in rural areas face disadvantages like infrastructural and teacher shortages, lack of exposure to modern educational atmosphere and inadequate background support. They need additional support. Although each district has about 5 to 10 Government Degree Colleges and they are working as total individual entities so far. Pooling and sharing of resources will benefit students of all colleges’ especially rural colleges.
The Government Degree Colleges in each district, therefore, were networked with a select government college in the district, called the District Resource Centre (DRC). Year long activities are planned and implemented by the colleges of the district under the DRC for the benefit of the students in the subject and in general areas. The DRCs are expected tentatively to compensate some of the disadvantages faced by the students of all colleges, especially in the rural colleges.
- Identifying the subject and student needs & shortages.
- Pooling and sharing the resources for the benefit of all students, especially the rural students.
- District-level crash programmes, seminars, workshops, etc. for the teachers for improving their awareness and skills in teaching.
- A variety of district-level regular programmes, workshops and summer programmes for students from all the colleges of the district, in areas such as subjects, skills, career, employment, entertainment, etc.
- Strengthening the existing infrastructural, material and human resources.
The activities shall be at the district level and the participation of students from all colleges, rural colleges in particular of the district. The Lecturer / Principal of the college concerned shall choose the participating student teams. The other guidelines can be finalized in the DRCs itself. The activities shall give clear, visible and quantifiable benefits to students.
- Conducting district level seminars, expert lectures, panel discussions, academic competitions, career guidance programmes, etc.
- Organizing short-term summer programmes, certificate courses, training programmes, workshops, etc. for improving various skills of students, including communicative, soft and ICT skills and job/self employment oriented skills
- Visits of eminent scientists, social scientists, industrialists, subject experts, etc. for interaction with staff and students for creating the required awareness.
- Conducting value based activities, cultural programmes, youth festivals, etc.
- Sharing of facilities by the other college students (where there are no such facilities) without affecting the routine of the host college.
- Exchange of students to work in teams for carrying out educational surveys, study projects, field work, hands on experience, etc.
- Pooling of students for talking up of community service works.
- Activities that are consequential to the schemes and programmes intiated at the Commissionerate level like JKCs, ETRP (ELF), NAAC/IQAC activities, training programmes, ManaTV, etc.
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