NEP Preparedness

Institutional Preparedness for NEP

1. Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary:

Given the NEP, Kalyani University has taken several steps to incorporate Multidisciplinary or Interdisciplinary aspects in the curriculum of various programmes. Our college always adheres to the directions given by the University of Kalyani. To develop the all-round capabilities of the students, Plassey College is poised to provide a diverse, flexible and innovative teaching-learning process, and the College has started interdisciplinary teaching where faculty of one department share their expertise with students of other departments so that students from any discipline can take advantage of such courses to gain specific knowledge, enhance their skills, change attitudes, teach values, and acquire the art of logical and critical thinking so that they can be creative in future.

Considering the demand for NEP, the institution has already launched professional training courses on Yoga and Self Defence, etc., which are multidisciplinary. The Career Counselling Cell of the College often organizes several programmes to provide the students with career opportunities and proper guidance to build up their abilities for the tough job market in future, and our NSS unit is always active in grooming students to become socially responsible citizens of the nation; all these activities are conducted beyond the boundaries of the disciplines.

2. Academic bank of credits (ABC):

Plassey College is affiliated with the University of Kalyani and follows the directions given by the University from time to time. The University, vide notification "Ref.No. CoE/ABC-ID/2/U.G/2023 informed all concerned that the University has registered itself on ABC and directed the College to do the same. Following this advisory, the College also notified its students to register in the portal; consequently, most students have already registered.

3. Skill development:

Skill development is required for the students to succeed in their future lives. Our institution has already taken multiple initiatives for the employability and skill development of the students. The College's vision is to promote Value-Based Quality Education; hence, the College makes efforts to inculcate positivity among the learners. The College has taken different initiatives to enable students to acquire practical skills applicable to their desired professions, such as training and experiential learning through certificates, Add-on or value-added courses, fieldwork, etc. Our college empowers students with career services through workshops, practice interviews, etc. The College hosts seminars, training camps, and workshops for the development of a sense of professionalism and a passion for skill within the students. Mentoring students is also one of the institution's practices, enabling students to explore future employment pathways after graduation and helping them get the most out of their studies. The College has also signed MoUs with other colleges and organizations to give our students more chances in this area.

4. Appropriate integration of the Indian Knowledge System (teaching in Indian Language culture, using online courses):

Plassey College encourages learning of the national and regional languages and focuses on learning through the local language, Bangla. As part of the curriculum, justice is done to help students so that they can answer in any language. Preservation and promotion of art and diverse cultures are encouraged through competitions, exhibitions, and cultural programmes during observation and festive days. The intermixing and interdependency among students help integrate cultural diversity into the institution and in society.

5. Focus on Outcome-based education (OBE):

Outcome Based Education, or OBE, is a buzzword today that is gaining significant importance with reference to the modern education system. Increasing research on OBE shifts attention from a teacher-centred education to a learner-based one; it also focuses on what is to be learned, i.e. the outcomes. Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and National Education Policy 2020 (NEP), increasingly focus on learners' interests, abilities and skill development making learning process more participative and innovative. The College has always aimed to follow an interactive teaching-learning process to make the essence of education more effective, attractive, and outcome-based.

Our college has implemented Outcome-Based Education with clearly stated course and programme outcomes. The teaching-learning is carried out with the outcomes in mind, and evaluation is done according to the criteria laid down through Summative and Formative assessments and assignments as per the rules prescribed by the University of Kalyani. Based on the syllabus given by the University, the College has designed course outcomes and programme outcomes based on cognitive abilities, namely- remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating. Apart from the domain-specific skills, learning outcomes at all levels ensure social responsiveness and ethics so that students contribute proactively to the nation’s economic, environmental, and social well-being. The outcome of the courses is found to ignite minds to prepare them for society, inculcate scientific temper, develop philosophical thinking, and prepare them for competitive exams.

6. Distance education/online education:

As per the Kalyani University guidelines, our college implemented online education/classes during the pandemic to ensure readiness whenever and wherever practicable. The development of a particular unit for this function has been promoted. Online exams, digital repositories, student support services through LMS, mobile apps, MCQ, competitive examinations, conferences, meetings, and other measures were implemented.

Online teaching-learning was introduced in the institution through different platforms like Google Meet and Zoom. Materials were sent through WhatsApp and e-mail. Videos were used as teaching and learning aids, and assessments were taken through Google Forms. Blended forms of teaching and learning are still going on. The College has also subscribed to LMS (Learning Management Software), N-List, which works as a knowledge-gathering repository to benefit its students. Adopting a hybrid form of education that combines online and offline resources has been made possible by the opening of the economy, including that of educational institutions. This new normal is also anticipated in the New Education Policy. Teachers and students will no longer face restrictions on accessing online resources because of the experience learned during the COVID-19 closure period—a well-planned infrastructure with a smart board and laboratory aids in this process. Distance learning courses in PG are taught by Netaji Subhas Open University Study Centre Code(S-01).