INSTITUTIONAL BEST PRACTICE
1. Digital Vision for visually challenged Keeping in view the problems of reading signage, doorplates and plaques in college building for visually impaired students, Kirori Mal College has always been constantly and proactively endeavoring to equip the PwD (Persons with Disabilities) students and staff members with adequate hardware and software support. In its commitment to provide equal opportunity for all the PwDs, Kirori Mal College has introduced Digital Vision (DV) technology to make these signage accessible through special nameplates and mobile application developed by YVDO Solutions PVT LTD. The app provides navigation orientation and class room specific information such as door type, sitting arrangement and other crucial instructions in audio format to help students move independently in college premises. 82 devices have been installed so far from college’s main entrance upto the Back Gate exit covering the entire academic blocks, class rooms, labs, office, library and canteen. The Digital Vision app with the supported hardware was formally inaugurated in the Academic Auditorium of the college on the occasion of Sakshamta Divas, held on 15.04.2019. The college will try to extend this facility to meet other academic requirements in near future as the Digital Vision can make several other things accessible as the college students can easily use DV stickers on their documents, assignments, nooks, ATM cards, ID cards, medicines and notice boards for an easy access without compromising their privacy and safety. The technology is user-friendly due to its app design and accessible interface. It is fully compatible with screen reading, magnification and other accessibility features of Android system. Innovative DV technology is cost effective, efficient, accessible and therefore assures Right to Read for each person with print disability in the country.
2. Village Adoption under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Kirori Mal College is participating in the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan(UBA) the flagship programme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to enable faculty and students of higher educational institutions to work with the people of rural India in identifying development challenges and evolving appropriate solutions for accelerating sustainable growth of village. The college has adopted 5 villages in the District of Bulandshahr Munni, Bhogpura, Shahpur, Rudari and Arnia. Under this scheme, the students and faculty conducted Village Level Survey and Household Survey was conducted in these villages to understand their problems and challenges. Students of the college frequently visit these 5 villages and create awareness regarding the Government initiatives like Jandhan yogna, Mudra yogna etc. so that the villagers can be benefitted. College has initiated occupational opportunities with the help of NGOs and private organizations for economic benefit. College is planning to provide them technical skills so that they can enhance their economic capabilities.
3. The “Garden Committee” at Kirori Mal College has started the process of vermicomposting. The organic process not just helps in keeping the campus clean but has also made organic compost available for use on the campus. The college does not need to purchase compost any more.
4. The college has completely stopped the use of one time plastic for any conference, seminar or meeting held at the college. All the water coolers and filters have been serviced to provide clean and potable water to the college community.
5. The college has conducted a tree audit and has recorded every tree in written record as well as through photographs.
6. The water harvesting system in college for harvesting and recharge of water covers all main buildings in the college.
7. The students have been sensitized towards preserving the environment and use only hand-made, non-plastic decorations during their curricular and extra-curricular activities.
8. The IGL connection for cooking gas has been provided to the staff quarters for both the teaching and the non-teaching members of the staff. The fuel is cleaner, less expensive than the traditional gas cylinders, and certainly more convenient.
9. The college has a ‘Wellness Centre’ where a Counselor is available for consultation by the students for any psychological, academic or personal matter. The students fix their appointment with the counselor either on phone or email.
10. The “Outreach Programmes” in the college are quite strong since connecting with the community is a priority for the college. The NSS unit of student volunteers coach the children from the neighborhood urban village Chandrawal to reinforce their teaching in school.
11. The college has constituted the ‘Centre of Social Enterprise’ with the mandate of building an interface between college and industry. It is an interdisciplinary centre with members from faculties of Sciences and Social Sciences being actively involved.