NEW INITIATIVES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Directorate of Collegiate Education Government of Kerala
College Level Co-Ordinator
Dr Sabu Thomas
Assistant Professor in Politics
Government Brennen College
Ph 9447113183, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scholar Support Programme envisions to provide continuous support to needy students of the Undergraduate courses. The annual plan envisages extending support to scholars in the Under Graduate programme with timely assistance in terms of tutorials, additional lectures, interactive sessions, question banks and study materials. Students who have obtained less than 60% marks in the qualifying examination or in any subject for each semester can join for the SSP
The program envisages to identify students who are unable to perform well in examinations due to various reasons. The SSP is designed in a manner so as to identify the areas in which each student requires additional support related to academic performance. This process will eventually uplift the needy students in various aspects and decrease the drop-out rate in the colleges.
THE OUTCOMES AT STUDENT LEVEL
SELECTION OF STUDENTS TO SSPThe neediest Students of each year from selected departments (5 only) are to be enrolled in each college. Criterion for selecting the Departments:
Criteria for student selection
I. Primary criteria
II. Additional criteria include the following:
PS: Serial numbers of all relevant criteria (from 1 to 17) are to be entered in the student enrolment form with the help of the internal trainer/ tutor. Year-wise Selection I year: Enroll students with the lowest marks in 12th and the need identified by the respective tutor and/or HoD, recommended by the college level coordinator, and approved by the college council II year: Review semester results, remove students who do not need additional support from the existing list, and enroll afresh based on semester results and other needs identified by the respective tutor and/or HoD, recommended by the college level coordinator and approved by the college council III year: Review semester results, remove students who do not need additional support from the existing list, and enroll afresh based on semester results and other needs identified by the respective tutor and/or HoD, recommended by the college level coordinator and approved by the college council
DUTIES OF INTERNAL TRAINERS
Internal trainers have to assist the coordinator in maintaining a close contact with the enrolled studentsand in arranging the internal classes (subject coaching). Ideally, the tutor of the selected students from a Department is the person most suitable to function as the internal trainer. Their duties are:
External sessions- Content
I. Language Skills Modules for Scholar Support Programme by ASAP
|1||Listening skills -Guided and free listening||3|
|2||Speaking skills - Self introduction, Mock Interview, Instant speech||5|
II. Effective Learning Skills- 3 Hours
The objective of the learning skills training are (A) to make the student capable of identifying the reasons of one’s own difficulties in learning, (B) to empower the student with skills to learn efficiently and (C) to write the examinations effectively.
The sessions on learning skills can cover the following areas broadly. The trainers/ teachers are requested to make the sessions activity-oriented, reflective and reassuring.
SSP at Brennen College
The Scholar support program Brennen College is functioning well with 15 internal mentors catering to the needs of the students. There are 80 students enrolled programme in first and second year UG courses. For the third year 50 students are enrolled. The department wise enrollment is given below.
List of Departments selected for SSP 2019-20
|English|| First Year
|Physics|| Second Year