1. DES – INSPIRE:
Title of the Practice:- Extension Activity ‘Vidnyan Jagar’
To inculcate scientific temper among citizens and revels facts through science
Enhance interest in the science among students in order to retain quality human resource
- Objectives of the Practice
- Development of scientific temper among students and citizens.
- Organization of quiz, model, essay, poster competitions for school and college students.
- To arrange scientific lectures slide shows etc. for society
- To arrange exhibition of scientific experiments in which nearby school students avail laboratory space and college students who works as a volunteer can understand the basic concept through experiential learning.
- Organization of DES-INSPIRE Camp for 11th standard students with main intention to expose them to the excitement and methods of science, research and innovation in order to attract and retain them in the field of basic science.
2. The Context
College is situated in the educationally backward area. Schools in the vicinity lack laboratory facilities. College organize exhibition of the experiments based on school science syllabus. During the visit students get hands on exposure to innovative, informative, interactive and interest creating experiments and also learn scientific principles and laws. This exhibition is open to all citizens. To attract and retain quality human resource in the field of basic science and research is an important issue of the present days.
To address this problem we are targeting students of 11th science classes of junior colleges in Dapoli and adjoining tehsils. Every year college organizes DES-INSPIRE camp on parallel theme of DST-INSPIRE on its own cost. It is intended to expose the students to the excitement and methods of science, research and innovation, just prior to the time when they make their career decisions in the field of basic science and research.
- The Practice
Vidnyan Jagar is yearly practice under which following activities are conducted ‘Vidnyan Jagar’ Exhibition’. This exhibition is organized on the theme ‘To reveal and understand scientific principle through laboratory experiments.’ College students demonstrate each experiment and exhibit during exhibition.
DES – INSPIRE:
Des-Inspire Internship Camp is organized every year with due logistic and monitory support of Dapoli Education Society (DES) for students of 11th Science standard. The activity is based on theme of DST-INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) to attract and retain large number of students in basic science and to promote research in basic science. This camp includes lectures of eminent educationalist & researchers. Resource persons for lectures are invited from reputed institutes. Some of them are listed below. Students of 11th science from junior colleges located in Dapoli, Khed and Mandangad tehsils are benefited by this activity.
- Evidence of Success
Des-Inspire Internship Camp is organized online on 21st to 23rd January 2020 with due logistic and monitory support of Dapoli Education Society for students of 11th Science standard based on theme of DST-INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) to attract and retain large number of students in basic science and to promote research in basic science. This year 3 days camp includes lectures of eminent educationist researchers. Resource persons for lectures are invited from reputed institutes. 9 lecture sessions are organized in INSPIRE camp. This year it is inaugurated by Dr.Jagdale S.P. Principal of Dapoli urban bank senior science college Dapoli and delivered key note address. In this year 4 junior colleges, 98 students participated. Students of 11th science from junior colleges located in Dapoli Khed and Mandangad tehsils are benefited by this activity. The workshops are intended to expose students to the excitement and methods of science, research and innovation, just prior to the time when they make their career decisions (normally after 12th std). This camp is become helpful for 11th Science students of Dapoli and adjoining area.
Success of this practice is measured on following grounds
1. Feedback of participating school students: Online feedback is collected.
All students happily submit their feedback as majority of students have understand concepts and
principles of various science subjects through INSPIRE camp.
INSPIRE camp is highly benefited for students. This camp not only enhances their understanding and knowledge, but motivates them to make career in basic science.
2. Experience of Organizing Students: Organizing students develop several skills such as
Leadership, teamwork, public speaking, social communication etc.
- Problems Encountered and Resources Required
Problems Encountered –
Due to Covid situation this year college could not conducted the practice like Vidnyan Jagar Exhibition and quiz competition activity. Because this activity required more human and financial resource. Human resource is available in the form of college students but due to Covid it is not possible.
For DES-INSPIRE camp, Dapoli Education Society provides finance but which is not meeting with the expenses incurred. All these activities required more man hours and which find difficult to invest by students and faculties in this semester based examination system.
These are sustained activities and hence every year there is search of new ideas for exhibition and new resource persons for INSPIRE in order to maintain novelty in the activities.
- Resources Required
Enthusiastic Human Resource, Financial Resource, Incubation of innovative ideas
Well Learned Faculty Resource for INSPIRE, Logistic Support .But till date on overcoming problems and generating resources this activity is successfully and popularly organized every year.
2. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
To inculcate interest and awareness among citizens and students about environment and its conservation.
1.0 Objectives of the Practice
- To inculcate environmental consciousness among students and citizens
- Pollution free and environmental friendly campus.
- To cultivate and propagate endemic and threatened plants
- To conserve natural and energy resource.
2.0 The Context
Tremendous urbanization and civilization and its ever increasing rate is major global environmental threat, which not only pollute the environment but exploits the natural resources. Same trend of environmental detoration and exploitation of nature is observed in Dapoli and its vicinity. Dapoli is famous for its cool and pleasant atmosphere and beaches. Its environmental and ecological hotspots are conserved yet, but increasing urbanization, concept of second home destination starts the deteoration of the nature, cutting of forests and creates disturbances in environment. Prevention is always better than cure. In line with this narrative we are inculcating the practice of in campus environment conservation and develop environment consciousness among the stake holders in order to protect the environment of Dapoli and stop the exploitation of natural resources and conserve, cultivate and propagate the endangered and threaten species.
- The Practice
- Solar panels are available in College Campus to reduce the demand of energy and its utilization.
- College develops rain water harvesting system. The harvested water can also be utilized for groundwater recharge
- Practice of celebrating No Vehicle Day
- Compost pit is constructed in the campus in order to convert biodegradable solid waste into useful manure which is used as fertilizer for plants in the campus.
- To keep college campus clean, dust bins are placed in the college campus.
- To minimize the use of Paper, College adopts a policy of a paperless office.
- Botanical garden has huge variety of endangered and rare plant species which protect the Flora.
- Propagation and conservation of endemic, rare, endangered and threatened plants.
- Celebration of various days related to environment
- Collection of E-waste.
- Annual practice of green audit, environment audit and energy audit.
4.0 Evidences of Success.
Under Cleanliness drive ‘’ NSS volunteers cleaned area nearby places in their village.
Plantation Program throughout the year: –Planted plants of various varieties at appropriate location during the special week called ‘Vanmahotsav’
Reduction in energy requirement –College has solar panel to reduce the use of electricity and increase the use of non conventional energy sources.
Rain water harvesting:-College constructed tanks for water conservation in college campus. In botanical garden trenches are prepared for the water and soil conservation. Rain water from the college roof is collected and it is allow to percolate in the land to increase water table.
Waste management: –College conducted E-waste collection drive in which all e-waste is collected and hand over to agency for recycling.
Conservation of rare and endangered species: Flora and fauna are continuously protected in botanical garden and preserved the virgin forest in college campus. More than hundred endemic and critically endangered plants of ferria indicia are propagated and distributed to some colleges for conservation.
Green care and Nature club committee conducted different activities in which all college students and teachers were involved. Some activities were conducted online because of pandemic. These are as follows
Green care committee has conducted different activities like Rain water harvesting through trenches in Botanical Garden and college campus, webinar on significance of ecology/ biology in oil and gas project on estuarine ecology and Indian Ocean, Compost preparation, On occasion of world wild life day photography competition of flora and fauna and Energy audit done in May.
Nature club committee conducted different activities like photography competition on occasion of national bird Day on 5th January 2021,an introductory state level workshop on photography, On occasion of world cancer day hosted an awareness event which include poster competition and slogan writing competition, organized a state level meme competition on occasion of science day on 28th February 2021 on the subject- science and nature. On occasion of World Sparrow Day Nature Club arranged a campaign called as Chimani Saptah in which nature club kept clay pots as bird water feeder in botanical garden.
Environmental science and botany department also organized many activities related to plant conservation and maintenance of biodiversity. These activities are helpful for students, college, environment protection and sustainability.
5.0 Problems Encountered –
Due to Covid situation this year college could not conducted the large no of activity but most of these activity are conducted by online mode. Because this activity required more human resource. Human resource is available in the form of college students but due to Covid it is not available.
6.0 Resources Required
Enthusiastic Human Resource, Financial Resource, Incubation of innovative ideas
Logistic Support .But till date these activities are successfully organized every year by overcoming the problems and generating resources.