Best Practices


With higher education becoming an international service, there is growing concern the world over about quality, standards and recognition. Consequent upon this trend, the debate on how benchmarks have to be evolved for ascertaining and assuring quality at different levels of higher education is significant. This paper highlights the initiative of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) to promote the concept of best practices benchmarking. It also sets the stage for a discussion of the identification, sustenance, dissemination and adaptation of best practices and of their transference from one system to the other.

1. Practise English ( Department of English )

The Course is offered to Under Graduate students for improving their proficiency in English Language Skills especially Speaking.


Module 1
Listening and Speaking: Varieties of Modern English – British, American, Indian – Basic Sounds – Deviations in American and Other Varieties – Syllable Structure – Stress – Word – Stress And Sentence Stress – Intonation.
Verbal Communication: Conversation – Basic Techniques – How To Begin, Interrupt, Hesitate And End – How To Express Time, Age, Feelings And Emotions – How To Respond – Using Language In Various Contexts/Situations – Talking About Oneself, Others – Describing Persons, Places, Incidents, Events And Objects – Attending An Interview – Addressing An Audience – Using Audio-Visual Aids – Making Short Speeches – Compering – Group Discussion.
Non-verbal Communication: Body Language : Postures – Orientation – Eye Contact – Facial Expression – Dress – Posture – Self Concept – Self Image – Self-Esteem – Attitudes – Values And Perception.

Module 2
Practical Sessions
Micro Teaching – Role Play – Group Discussion – Debate – Mock Interview – Interviewing the College Chairperson – On Phone with my Favourite Radio Jockey.

2.Blood Donation Forum and Blood Donation Camp. (NCC Unit)

Goal: To motivate the students by adopted the slogan “Share life, give blood”

Blood Donation Forum: The College has a very active Blood Donation forum functioning under the leadership of NCC. It inspires the students to care for one another and promote community relationship. The functioning of the forum is in such a way that the forum identifies the blood group of students. After getting permission from student and their parents, a directory is maintained in the college that keeps a record of blood group and the contact details of the donors. Genuine needy patients could approach the forum and students with the compatible blood groups are deputed with the permission from their parents for donating blood. A register on the names of the deputed students are kept by the forum.
Blood Donation Camp: The Post graduate and Research Department of Zoology organized a Blood Donation Camp in association with the Mount Zion Medical College, Adoor. The students those who donated blood were distributed certificates. The aim of the campaign is to highlight the key role that voluntary blood donation for strengthening social relationship and to boost the community participation towards a healthier society.
Context: Several time the enquiry coming to College for blood donors. NCC, NSS organization send circulars to the College to conduct such programmes to enhance the social outlook among students

  • Awareness classes to be conducted
  • Inform the students the norms of blood donation
  • Obtain the Consent from the ward and parent in the prescribed Performa
  • Prepare a directory of donors
  • At the time of receiving the demand for blood inform the students

Success: It is an initiative now got high level of acceptance. It gives social outlook and social commitment among students. Informally the students learn the value of sharing. Social responsibilities among students are increased and they accepted the slogan “Share life, give blood”
Problem encountered and resources: St.Stephen’s College, Pathanapuram AQAR 2017-18 48 Social prejudices are prevailed on the sharing of blood. So many people are believed that blood should not be shared. The social belief needs to break. The continuous awareness campaign creates positive environment to spread the value of blood donation.

3.News Letter. (IQAC)

This is a printed report of news of the activities of the institution. The newsletter will function as the academic communication channel between different departments of the College. Newsletters help to build relationships with in academic community through regular communication. Articles in the newsletter can help students and staff to improve their own performance.
Goal: The main purpose of publishing news letters are

  • Developing awareness among students on the different activities of the College.
  • Encouraging students, faculty to get involved in activities of the College in the particular year.
  • Enabling unity among all the Departments in the College.
  • Helpful for showcase the accomplishments in a year


  • Many students and faculty were unaware on the activities organized by other departments.
  • The compiled documents on the different activities organized by the college will be helpful for the future reference.
  • Electronic copy of the News Letter may be helpful to the alumni of the college to be aware about the different programmes.

Practice: IQAC took initiative to collect photographs, Brochure, News clippings of the all programme. Compilation of the content with the editorial committee constituted.
Evidence of Success: The Newsletter have good acceptance in the college community. This is giving clear picture about academic and non- academic activities in a year.
Problem encountered and resources: Collecting news about the minute activities of the College required high vigilance with in the tight schedule in College. Publication of the Newsletter in the time line also required much effort. But it is easily solved with the dedicated effort of the group of faculty members.

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