Our college is committed to cherish the vision of holistic development of teacher interns and teacher educators to give a new direction to our society as quality of life in a society depends upon the quality of education. Keeping this motto in mind; following are the best practices of our college:
Most of the significant developments that one can observe today can be attributed to the impact of Science and Technology. The advantages of using modern tools and technological innovations in the day-to-day-life as well as in teaching- learning process are well recognized. To use technology as a learning resource, managing the activities of the institution in a technology-enabled way will ensure effective institutional functioning. The college is totally technology enabled. In the college 24*7 hours internet and Wi-Fi connections are available for staff and students. The college has also various kinds of teaching and learning aids like OHP projector, OHP transparent sheets, and audio-visual equipments like tape recorder, television, microphones, and video-camera. Administrative office and laboratories are equipped with digital facilities. College administrative office have full furnished with high configured system with scanner and printer. Biometric system to monitor the movements of the staff has been available in the college. Biometric system to monitor the daily attendance of students is been available in the college as well.
The library of the college also has Internet and Wi-Fi connection for the staff and students. The availability of scientific and digital resources in our college provides opportunity for the students to gain valuable computer skills which are so much demanding in job market. All these digital resources are utilised in the college in order to make teaching -learning more attractive and meaningful. There is provision for up gradation and maintenance of these available resources. For the maintenance and upkeep of these digital and technical equipments, the college has full time lab attendants, who manage the whole campus area networking and handling the system and other accessories. The college has good number of branded computers with latest configuration. The College has modern fully equipped computer laboratory with up to date hardware and software. Computer support services are designed to provide students with help, advice and full assistance in their coursework. Smart classes fully equipped with interactive board, interactive panel, visualiser, projector have been properly updated. College is also provides an environment for users to get support and assistance with computer related issues. Labs are open to all students, faculty and staff. These technology labs are used as a place for free internet access to students and a place to perform Computer Based Examinations and Web Based Examinations. Our college invested heavily on ICT in order to easily deliver higher quality and acceptable standards. The internet has been accessible around campus providing a reliable and efficient connection to students, faculty members and staff. The staff and student-teacher use the available computers in the college for curricular and co- curricular activities like power point presentations, seminars and assessments etc. The staff avail the ICT facilities to enhance their teaching competences and for their research work. The college always endeavours to promote the responsible, discerning and imaginative use of ICT amongst our staff and students. Our College investigates the advances in information and communication technology and constantly gazes to new and innovative ways of supporting teaching and learning in the classrooms. Our college is excited to be working on a new learning platform (Khalsa College Educational Television Channel) over the course of this academic year and are working with the Khalsa College Charitable Society on this project. The second best practice of the college is:
The world today is full of stress and distress, promotion of mental health and well being of students is very important for their harmonious personality development. The collage follows the “practice of improving the mental health” of its students. Mental health is a key part of our successful life and our overall well-being. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that there is no health without mental health. It is the source of our collective and individual ability as human beings to reach our full potential. Good Mental health is the way in which students can be aware of their own abilities so that they can cope well with the difficulties of life. For enjoying good mental health our students must be physically healthy, intellectually sound, socially well adjusted, emotionally balanced and morally upright only then they can be capable of working productively and can give a positive contribution to their community. The college has major concerns in this regard so that the students may get success, happiness, and satisfaction in their life. The college has regular teacher educators with masters in Psychology for providing counselling and guidance to students to deal with personal or academic challenges. The students are helped to choose careers and intervene when students face behavioural, physical, or mental health challenges. The college has Guidance and counselling Cell attached to Psychology Laboratory of the college. The lab organizes meetings according to the need and requirement of the students with the Psychologists from the Department of Psychology, Guru Nanak Dev University and Psychiatrists from Guru Ram Das Medical College, Amritsar. The students’ mind may play major role in their academic success. Their mental balance is needed in many situations. Such as family problems, homesickness, identity, loneliness, loss of motivation, pain, problems with food or body image. When students cannot cope up with the situations, they lose their mental health. In developing countries, the decline of mental health has increased due to many reasons. It has been reported that person centred counselling is effective for individuals with common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. So, guidance and counselling is a way of helping students to solve their own emotional, social, personal or interpersonal problems.
The college takes care in this regard. In guidance and counselling sessions, counsellors guide to look at problems with objective way. They show different dimensions to understand the situation. They help the students to know their strengths and weaknesses without being judgmental. Counselling involves the exploration problems in an environment that is both supportive and objective. It also involves the identification of alternative courses of action that might solve a problem. Counsellor suggests strategies for managing and altering patterns of upsetting thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Students come to counselling to talk about a wide range of issues. Such as stress, family issues, depression, anxiety, relationship issues. They do not have lot of difficulties or medical problems, but they come with normal life problems, such as family or relationship issues, homesickness or anxiety about their work or academic performance. The students who are guided by counsellors find themselves more confident and good in academic performance. They become more relax; can focus on their goal, aware about their strength and weakness. The students develop insight to plan their schedule according to their goals. They learn how to manage their emotions. Counsellors motivate them to do better and also give needful suggestions to the concerned teachers. By counselling sessions, their insight is developed to see the situation in different way. Guidance and counselling records of students are maintained and kept in black and white. Throughout the week, many students spend more time in the classroom than they spend with their parents. As such, teachers, counsellors, and other school staff are among the first to notice concerning changes in behaviour that could signal a mental or behavioural health issue. The visiting counsellors allocate much of their focus to designing and implementing programs which promote the academic and personal success for all of the students. They provide individual focus to students about issues surrounding their mental health, academic well being, and social and emotional needs also provide resources and support for teachers, administrators, and parents. Our students are the future teachers, so providing day to day guidance to their students in future they also require such kind of information and above all they need to mentally healthy. Counselling is of great importance to the education system. Government should establish counselling services units in every institution. This will better both the lives of the individual students, the education system and the general society. The counselling services to students and their normal self are good predictors for mental health promotion.