Innovation and Best Practices

The institution has adopted a system for green-auditing which is carried out by the National Service Scheme and Green Campus Cell of the College. The faculty concerned, along with the active students of NSS and Green Campus Cell, make a detailed survey of the saplings. The students, faculties, and administrative staff, have planted several saplings during various plantation programmes under several banners like World Environment Day, Earth Day, and the like. Such programmes are basically organized by the institution through the NSS wing and the planted saplings are taken care of. Likewise, the Green Campus Cell of the college actively engages itself in keeping the institution green and clean.

The college has a Reader’s Association where the primary goal is to form spaces of active discussions and deliberations on issues pertaining to one’s existence as a social, economic and political being. The platform attempts to create an environment of peer learning outside the bounds of classrooms and encourages self-expression. The activities are carried out via different participation methods such as prose and poetry sessions, film-screening, book-reviews, debate and discourses, Art displays and workshops. The main focus of Reader’s association is to professionally train the students to build on their life-skills which will help them grow not only academically but also on a personal and social level.

Keeping in view of the plastic menace, the use of plastic bags is avoided in the campus and the entire campus is declared as‘No Plastic Zone’. Students and staff are motivated and encouraged to use jute or cotton bags to spread the message of plastic hazard. In the same manner, during all the institutional congregations and programmes, the institution avoids using of mineral water bottles and imperishable containers. Water for the guests is served in the bottle glasses and paper cups. Care is also taken to ensure that the college environment has low levels of carbon emission and low pollution by restricting the entry of outside vehicles in the campus during college hour. Further, to avoid Noise Pollution, the college has a ‘No Horn Zone’. At the east end of the administrative building, point for the ‘No Horn Zone’ is demarcated.

The Department of Zoology, under the aegis of Institutional Biotech hub, funded by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, conducts several hands-on training and workshops focusing on the basic molecular techniques amongst the students.

The Department of English organizes a “Meet the Author” programme every year wherein authors, usually from their prescribed syllabus, are invited. The students and faculty are given a platform to interact with authors in a face to face engagement.

All the departments in the college also maintain a Book Bank for the use of the students. The books are lent to the students as and when sought and this departmental libraries are managed by the concerned teachers.

Another unique feature of the college is that it offers Honours Courses on Local Languages, namely, Bhutia, Lepcha and Limboo.

The college also discourages excessive use of paper in all its administrative as well as academic activities. Almost all the important notices have been circulated through the Official WhatsApp group and similar official WhatsApp groups of all the departments serve the departmental purposes. Thus, in overall assessment, most of the official works like notices, applications, term papers of the students, dissertations are sent to the concerned through emails, WhatsApp, and the like. It is also worth mentioning that, all the students enrolled into the institutions avail free laptop facility initiated by the Government of Sikkim through Education Department. The students on their part submit all the assignments and term papers through the modes mentioned above. These practices are steps taken towards a paper free institution. With the single window system, the use of paper has been reduced substantially in the campus. The campus is also declared a ‘No Tobacco Zone’.

College fest is organised every year which is exclusively conceptualized and organised by the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) under the guidance and supervision of the teachers. The office bearers of the SRC take initiatives for the active participation of the students. This practice gives an opportunity to the students to hone their organisational and leadership faculties. The College fest also provides an ideal platform to the students to showcase their talents in cultural, literary and sports activities

The process of admission into the college is conducted through the online mode and it is hassle-free and convenient for the students . The process of online admission also helps in digitising every detail of the students and helps in archiving the information.