COVID -2019 UGC ATR 15 Apr 1

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COVID 19 LOCKDOWN - ACTION TAKEN REPORT

Alleviate Mental Stress

Overcome Academic Anxiety

Acquiring new Skills

Adopting healthy practices

Broadening Knowledge

Practicing ‘Stay at Home’

APRIL 2020

PROVIDENCE WOMEN’S COLLEGE

UGC-College College with Potential for Excellence; NAAC Cycle 3 - A+ (GP 3.52)

Affiliated to the University of Calicut

CALICUT, KERALA 673 009, INDIA

www.providencecollegecalicut.ac.in


THRUST AREAS

• Alleviate Mental stress due to the nationwide lockdown

• Academic anxiety related to future course of studies, Examinations, Admissions etc

• Financial & Domestic issues @home, during the lockdo

ALLEVIATE MENTAL STRESS

Constitution of a Helpline for students

• Tutors and Mentors constantly communicate with the

students. In case of issues that need a higher level of

consultation, a special helpline has been constituted with

Faculty Counsellors of the Dept of Psychology,

Dr Saranya TS, 8547299246; saranya.t.satish@gmail.com

Dr Lijiya Manju : 9288169728; lijiyamanju@gmail.com

• Short videos on how to fine tune our minds, are made and

circulated

Issues addressed

• Tutors try to sort out financial, and other domestic issues

Fruitful usage of the Containment Period

• Online platform, encouraging all to send their thoughts,

experiences and stories, to

COVID19LOCKDOWNDIARY, reminding that ‘In Art

there is Liberation’.

Student Initiatives

• Singing online from Home, providing comfort to many.

• Launch of a Lecture series

• Honing Artistic skills – Mural painting, Bottle Art

• Microgreens production

• Participation in Intercollegiate competitions - Online

CONCERNS BEING ADDRESSED NOW

Mental concerns : Social media being used as a platform for

Harassment

Psychosocial Concerns :

• Lack of Support Services like Internet access to many students

: instilling a fear of lagging behind in academics, thus storing

all lessons as PPT presentations for sharing later, is practised.

• Anxiety related to admissions for higher studies

Mental concerns (Faculty) : Exam schedule lag and helping each

child get the online lessons benefit etc


OVERCOME ACADEMIC ANXIETY

a. Continuing Curriculum Delivery

- Ensuring uninterrupted Curriculum Delivery : The

Faculty members have made online delivery of classes,

a regular feature, via., Moodle platform, YouTube

channels, Zoom, Google classrooms etc.

- Student Participation : Seminar presentations

assignments, by students, and assessments assure the

completion of the curriculum & Internal Assessments

on time. The End-Semester University exams are

waiting for the University notifications.

- The NCC unit, 9K Batallion, Faculty-in-charge, Lt Lini is

in constant touch with her cadets, bringing out

creativity presentations. A special group has been

constituted with Brig. AY Rajan who coaches the

cadets on future course of work, prepares them for

prospects in the Defence services, with sessions on

Essay writing, Quiz, general Knowledge enhancement

sessions on a daily basis.

- Examinations: Internal Assessments are being completed

on scheduled time. Since it’s a nationwide lockdown,

students are being assured of, their careers not being

affected. All guidance and support materials for

preparations are being offered by the faculty

- Admissions : Some depts have taken up online coaching,

preparing them for entrance exams, that assure

admissions and proper progression of students

ACQUIRING NEW SKILLS

a. ‘DIY’ (Do-It-Yourself) sessions guided by faculty

online, showing daily hacks.

b. KoViD 2020 – Kokedama Virtual Demo of making

KOKEDAMAS, has been initiated, engaging students

on homestead cultivation of moss balls, reducing the

soil and water resources needed


ADOPTING BETTER

HYGIENE, HEALTH AND FITNESS PRACTICES

a. Mask making and supply to the District Administration

b. Preparation of hand sanitizers for in-house usage, and

sharing with Dist Administration

c. Fitness session on Zoom, led by our Alumna, Ms

Naghma, Decathlon India Ltd . is being shared as a

daily scheduled program, with activities like

Health and Nutrition

Zumba, Hopfit,

Intense Yoga, Power yoga,

Full Body Workout,

Combat Fitness Sessions

d. Ensuring Food Security through Participatory

Agriculture : Demos of practicing Agriculture at home,

by including family members, to ensure availability of

food at home, and developing nutritional gardens at

home, are demonstrated by videos developed by Faculty

and students

BROADENING KNOWLEDGE

Awareness brochures on usage of medicinal plants

as immunity boosters

Sessions and videos on COVID are being shared

Inspiring To Develop Solutions Webinar Series

hosted by Kerala Startup Mission, Inspire2Innovate on the

topics - Innovation, Technology, and Business, wherein

each day of the lockdown, the students got to

participate in a 40min knowledge packed interactive

session, with key speakers including Startup founders,

Academicians, and Industry Leaders, who inspire them

to innovate, by sharing their knowledge and experience.

Thursday, April 9 2:00pm : The Entrepreneurial

journey, Nivedha R.M, Founder - TrashCon

April 10: 5:00pm : Innovation - Technology, Process

and Business Model innovations

April 11: 5:00pm; Embracing the Future: Innovation &

Disruption

April 12: 5:00pm; Zero to One - Startup Founder

perspective

April 13: 5:00pm; Leveraging Technology for

Financial activities

April 14: 5:00pm; Prototyping as a Process

April 15: 5:00pm; Art of Story telling

April 16: 5:00pm; Acquisition story of a startup

April 17: 5:00pm; Technical prototyping Platforms-

Fab Labs


April 18: 5:00pm; How to market a SaaS Product?

April 19: 5:00pm; Scope of Finitech Innovations

April 20: 5:00pm; Digital Marketing strategies

April 21: 5:00pm; My Startup Journey- Women in

Entrepreneurship

April 22: 5:00pm; My Startup Journey- Women in

Entrepreneurship

April 23: 5:00pm; Basics of Startup Funding

April 24: 5:00pm; The Entrepreneurial journey

April 25: 5:00pm; Community Engagement & Tech

Learning in Campuses

April 26: 5:00pm; Embracing the Future: Innovation &

Disruption

KEEPING ABREAST WITH THE REVISED QUALITY MANDATES OF UGC

1. ICT based learning tools for effective teaching-learning process. All faculty members

and students are utilizing ICT enabled teaching learning systems

2. JEEVAN KAUSHAL -Soft skills development for students - Faculty members are

motivating and facilitating student community to hone their skills and share with other

students

3. UNNAT BHARAT ABHIYAN: Attempts of help the 5 villages adopted,

for exchange

of knowledge and for betterment, are being made, though limited with the hindrances

met with, due to the lockdown

4. MULYA PRAVAH- Inculcation of human values in students by supporting each other

during the crisis period

5. CARE : Faculty guided discussions on undertaking research, for benefit the society.

6 . PARAMARSH : Mentoring of 5 non-accredited institutions, to get accredited by 2022

7. SATAT : Planning to develop Eco-friendly and Sustainable campus, with energy and

waste management systems in place

PRACTISING STAY AT HOME - The Lockdown directive

PAYING RESPECTS AND TRIBUTES ON DEMISE OF FACULTY– ONLINE : Dr Jija

Mathew, Asst Prof, Dept of Botany, passed away on March 29, 2020, after battling with cancer.

The Lockdown directive, made all on campus to pay their tributes, through the their Watsapp

Status dedications

FAREWELL TO RETIRING FACULTY MEMBERS - ONLINE : Dr Latha P and

Suchitra E, Faculty Members of Physics and Statistics, retired academically after serving the

institution for more than 3 decades. The IQAC and faculty members bid an online farewell on

March 31 st , 2020.


COVID 19 LOCKDOWN 1.0

The 21 –Days Challenge

PROVIDENCE WOMEN’S COLLEGE

UGC-College College with Potential for Excellence; NAAC Cycle 3 - A+ (GP 3.52)

Affiliated to the University of Calicut

CALICUT, KERALA 673 009, INDIA

www.providencecollegecalicut.ac.in

Published by The Principal, , Compiled by The Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Providence Women’s Cell, Kozhikode, Kerala