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SPECTRUM MULTIDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR SERIES-A decade old annual academic seminar series conducted collectively by all departments of the college, each sharing a day

Goals

  • To propagate the philosophy and ideals of SreeNarayana Guru.
  • To familiarize emerging trends and frontier areas to all
  • To impart all scholastic opportunities to the underprivileged and the marginalized students.
  • To provide opportunity to the students and faculty to participate in interdisciplinary scientific discourses.
  • To cultivate research aptitude among students by giving them exposure to academic activities.
  • To offer a platform to the students to present their research findings before eminebt scholars of various disciplines.
  • To train students in impeccable organization of academic programmes.
  • To provide an inspiring occasion to the local public to witness the grandeur of academic fiesta.

The Context

  • The very objective of the college is to liberate humanity from all evils which darken human mind and intellect .Our patron SreeNarayana Guru, exhorted us to Be Emancipated through education.
  • Present conventional way of education becomes deficient as the changes happening in the world of knowledge are swift and tremendous. The system requires timely update of knowledge and skill, for which an additional initiative becomes imperative.
  • In the tightly scheduled CBCSS the students get limited opportunities for listening and watching academic performances of eminent personalities, acquainting with emerging trends and frontier areas.
  • Since our objective is to send out generations of fully developed personalities with practical knowledge of responsible living, the college is duty bound to provide the students adequate venues for student empowerment.
  • Apart from internalizing the very spirit of postmodern knowledge society and the trend of the times- interdisciplinary approach- Spectrum fulfils the requisites of the aforesaid contexts.

The practice

  • Spectrum series begins with an inauguration, followed by department wise seminar days and ends with the valedictory function.
  • Clear and detailed information about the proceedings of each day of the series is circulated among the stake holders, staff and students, in advance.
  • The different committees constituted with the teaching and non-teaching members of the college with Academic Committee at the apex, plan strategies to conduct the programme with exceptional brilliance.
  • Student committees are formed to ensure their participation, not only in academic activities, but also in organisational roles throughout the series.
  • Academic committee instructs departments to choose seminar themes that have relevance to the issues and requirements of the community.
  • The inauguration of Spectrum, one of the important events of the college, is graced by the presence of eminent intellectuals, prominent educationists and renowned scholars,
  • Prominent personalities among the stakeholders are invited to be a part of the programme. Their active presence throughout the programme helps in its smooth conduct.
  • The seminar series lasts for thirteen days with each department holding a seminar for a day. Heads of departments chair the sessions where renowned academicians discuss and elaborate key ideas with the audience.
  • In the afternoon session, the focus is on interaction, where students, teachers and invited guests discuss and deliberate on topics of academic interest. Students are encouraged to present papers before the learned audience. We also invite interested students and research scholars from outside the campus to present papers and to participate in the seminar.
  • The seminar closes with a valedictory function organized by the Department of oriental languages in consultation with the academic committee. Distinguished personalities from the field of art and culture participate in the event. A report on the proceedings is presented before the august gathering. Feedback from participants is collected for further evaluation.
  • A staff meeting is held post Spectrum where an office bearer of the Academic Committee enumerates the whole proceedings of the series, highlighting the achievements, strengths and marking defects and weakness on an optimistic
  • The greatest contentment that the college enjoys is that the funds collected from parents at the time of admission are utilized for the conduct of Spectrum, the direct beneficiary of which is our students.

Evidence of Success

  • The success of Spectrum is manifest in the marked expansion of knowledge and enhancement of critical thinking of the students as well as of the faculty.
  • The increasingly smooth conduct of collective activities and the employment of refined modalities in organizing academic programmes and the increase in the level of students confidence and self-esteem in the conduct of programmes  are clearly discernible.
  • Students increasingly utilize ICT enabled technologies in designing presentations.
  • The success of the multidisciplinary nature of the programme is reflected on the rise in the interdisciplinary research enthusiasm, publications and interactions.
  • Breaking the barriers on the way of interdisciplinary knowledge sharing.
  • The increase in the goodwill of the institution owing to the regular conduct of high standard seminar series is evident in the advanced requests that we receive from scholarly community for participation.
  • The enrichment of library with books on the emerging areas , latest publications, and journals, procurement of equipment and instruments of latest technology and introduction of innovative methods of teaching also vouch for the success of Spectrum.
  • Normally for the conduct of a two day seminar, a minimum of Rs.50,000 is required. Since Spectrum involves a series of presentations and invited talks by thirteen departments as a continuous and single event , the financial burden is very limited with respect to brochures, banners ,stationary materials, stage decorations and infrastructural facilities.

Problems Encountered and Resources Required.

  • We are constrained to restrict the number of student presentations, which is disappointing.
  • As Spectrum is not supported by the government and other educational bodies, the teachers from other institutions find it difficult to procure duty leave from their parent college. This aspect decreases intellectual participation.
  • As Spectrum is a widely publicized one, student demand for it becomes more than what we can accommodate in the Seminar Hall.

GURUSANTHWANAM- The flagship programme of our institution which focuses on inculcating in the students humanitarian values and compassion for th suffering in the community.

Goals

  • Apart from academics, our prime concern is philanthropic  activities. Since one of the objectives of the college is the uplift of the deprived sections of the society, as exhorted by SreeNarayanaGuru, our patron-saint, the college proramme’Gurusanthwanam’ aims at bringing up the deprived and vulnerable people to the mainstream of life.
  • The programme is designed to impart firsthand information about real life situations of the poor and the marginalized to  the students and to develop the qualityof empathy in them. The programme aims at students’ involvement in nation building and developing self- discipline, leadership qualities and the sense of responsibility to the society.
  • The programme envisages development of love and compassion in the students.
  • The Context
  •  Situated at a location sanctified by the birth of SreeNarayana Guru, the college takes up the responsibility of the materialization of Guru’s action.
  • The place with its rural and backward background demands greater social activity by the college because the area has no other higher education institution for the people to look for.
  • Majority of our students belong to socially, economically, culturally and intellectually backward sections. Many of them belong to broken families and suffer serious psychosocial maladjustment problems. Involvement in humanitarian activities helps them to think beyond themselves and emerge as socially sensitive and sensible individuals.
  • Despite being economically poor, our students have generous hearts. Hence our institution receives the whole-hearted support of our students in welfare activities. They are magnanimous in offering themselves in such endeavours.
  • Stake-holders of this institution are the inspiration and driving force behind this programme.

The Practice

  • Gurusanthwanam spreads across various fields of activities and cuts across different sections of society. The programmes are listed below.
  • Extension activities of the college in association with the Gurukulam
        • Familiarizing the ideologies of SreeNarayana Guru through interactive learning programmes with spiritual guides and mentors of the Gurukulam.
        • Active involvement of the college in cultural activities conducted by the Gurukulam.
        • Active involvement of the college in the SreeNarayana Guru Jayanthi celebrations with financial contribution and extension of infrastructural facilities.
        • The staff participation and leadership in the organization of the pilgrimage programmes.
        • Students volunteer service to the pilgrimage programmes.
        • Fund raising by the teaching and non- teaching staff for the family of a former administrative staff who passed away lon May 2019.
        • Financial support to the seriously sick needy students of the college and such people of the locality.
        • Collective support and care to the people in oldage homes , orphanages, and palliative care homes by the students,
        • Regular blood donation by our students and staff, maintain our status as thetop most blood donor of the state.
        • Periodic distribution of foodpackets to the patients of Medical College Hospital and Regional Cancer center, Thiruvananthapuram.
        • Conduct of academic surveys and studies , in and around the locality, for identifying issues that demand a humanitarian intervention.

Evidence of success.

  • Gurusanthwanam is a programme purely aimed at offering support to the community and to inculcate humanitarian values in the students. It cannot be measured using any yardsticks, but we are proud to say that the programme is indeed a success. It is an ongoing programme and we aspire to take it to a higher level in the forthcoming years.
  • Classes on Guru’s philosophy has moulded our students personality in such a way that they are able to sympathize and empathize with the under privileged and the needy.
  • Our students exhibit no inhibitions when it comes to philanthropicactivities, be it blood donation or offering their manual skills, time and energy.This is also true of girl students coming from rural areas.
  • A heightened level of involvement of the students is displayed in the way they take up leadership in such activities( Flood relief activities).
  • Philanthropic activities of the college are covered by the mediaextensively. This has caught the attention of the public and has resulted in building a good reputation for the college. We are proud to be identified as an institution that upholds the noble values of human existence.

Problems Encountered and Resources Required.

  • Gurusantwanam is a programme solely driven by the grit and determination of the people involved- students, staff and stake holders. We encounter mainly the following hurdles:
  • Our college functions as per the academic calendar which follows the schedule issued by the University of Kerala.CBCSS demandscompletion of academicactivities within the stipulated time frame.This causes time constraints for extension activities.
  • Since the majority of our students come from economically backward families, monetary help from our students is meagre.
  • The present educational system puts immense pressure on both teachers and students . In order to initiate and execute such activities  they need to overcome the stress caused by academic activities.


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