Welcome to Baba Balak Nath College Chakmoh, Hamirpur (H.P)-176039

Institutional Best Practices

Institutional Best Practices

 Library Resources:-

Objective: In an era where digital resources often overshadow traditional learning methods, our aim is to rekindle students’ connection with the library. This initiative encourages staff and students to leverage library resources, stimulates interest in library visits, and introduces students to a wide range of books. With the increasing tendency to rely on easily accessible online summaries / materials, many students miss the depth of understanding that could be gained from thorough study of books. Our aim is to counteract this by fostering a hybrid engagement with library materials and digital resources.

Best Practices:

Library Utilization

Students are encouraged to use their free time productively in the library.

Library Hours

The library is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Orientation Program

New students receive a comprehensive orientation to familiarize them with library facilities and resources.

Newspaper/Magazines Circulation

The college library subscribes to four newspapers, and three magazines that have many benefits in keeping students informed about politics, economy, sports, trade, commerce, business, current world affairs, entertainment, lifestyle, science, tech, culture and many more and encouraging regular visits.

Evidence of Success

In beginning of the session, an orientation program was successfully conducted for first-year students, highlighting about the library services.

Challenges and Future Directions

Encouraging more frequent library visits remains a challenge. Future efforts will focus on developing an e-library to enhance accessibility. This enables the students to explore a wider range of topics and materials.

Green and Clean Campus Initiative

Objective: The Green and Clean Campus initiative promotes eco-friendly practices and aims to create a cleaner, more sustainable campus. This approach combines academic learning with environmental stewardship.

Best Practices:
  1. NSS Unit: The institution’s NSS Unit, which enroll over 50 students ( ½ Unit) annually, engage in activities such as tree planting and celebrating Environment Day.
  2. Annual Plantation Drives: Every July and August, the NSS Unit conduct tree planting activities, contributing to campus greenery.
Challenges and Future Directions: Sustaining the health of newly planted trees requires continuous care and attention.
Distinctive Institutional Features

The institution is noted for excellence in academic and extracurricular activities, distinguishing itself in providing quality education.

Key features include:

  1. Co-Educational Structure: Offers undergraduate programs in Science, Arts, and Commerce.
  2. Focus on Female Education: Female students represent approximately 80% of the enrollment, underscoring the institution’s commitment to providing higher education and career opportunities for women in rural areas.
  3. Holistic Development: The institution prioritizes enhancing students’ communication skills, confidence, and overall development, preparing them for future challenges.
  4. Full time and non-transferable dedicated faculty.

Scholarship Support

The scholarship committee actively supports students in applying for various government scholarships provided by both the Government of India and the Government of Himachal Pradesh.

SVEEP (Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation)

  1. Objective: SVEEP is the Election Commission of India’s primary program for voter education, awareness, and literacy, promoting greater electoral participation for a stronger democracy.
  2. Program Details: SVEEP aims to foster a truly participative democracy by motivating all eligible citizens to vote and make informed decisions during elections. It uses a range of general and targeted interventions tailored to each state’s socio-economic, cultural, and demographic profile and its historical electoral participation.
  3. Institutional Role: Our College actively participates in SVEEP by organizing various events to educate voters, spread voter awareness, and promote voter literacy in the surrounding areas.
  4. Future Directions: We aim to strengthen democracy through enhanced collaboration with Civil Society Organizations, Media, and Corporate Houses, while continually seeking feedback and participation from the community.