Sensitizing Students on Social Issues for Holistic Development through Extension Activities
The vision of the college is to promote excellence in technical education and scientific research for the benefit of the society.
The College takes efforts to make students and faculty to be aware of their responsibilities towards the societal issues. Our institute has Rotaract Club, NSS, ECO Club, YRC & Photo, Red Ribbon club and Women Empowerment Cell. The college also established Initiative Club in January 2019 for the benefit of students. These clubs are made up of committed students who are willing to share their time, knowledge and experiences to support and promote best practices to the society. Each club is governed by a committee or steering group.
The College has Four National Service Scheme units with Four Programme Officers and 400 student volunteers. The students experience rural lifestyle and understand the social issues the villagers face through the mandatory Seven days Annual NSS camp. Moreover the college organizes social outreach programs and Institutional Social Responsibility activities through the forums like Youth Red Cross, Entrepreneurship Development Cell and Red Ribbon Club. Programs on Women Empowerment, Career orientation to School and Polytechnic students are also organized in the college.
The College has been selected as one of the Institutes to participate in UNNAT BHARAT ABHIYAAN (UBA), a flagship programme under MHRD, Govt. of India. The objective of this programme is to motivate and engage the reputed higher educational institutes to work for rural areas. The selected institute is expected to customize the available technology or develop new technologies as per the local needs and also to improve the implementation of existing Government programmes. The selected villages under UBA programme are: Aviyoor, Kambikudi, Kariapatti, Thonugal and Kalkurichi.
The students visit hospitals, villages, destitute homes and orphanages and offer fruitful services to them. Our NSS student was selected for Republic day Parade and it inculcated patriotism among the students. The students actively participated in Swachh Bharat Initiatives in villages, Voter awareness rally, save electricity campaign etc. The students register the course Personality and Social Development, an activity based course with much enthusiasm and do active service to the society. In summary, the students realize their social responsibility and the College provides ample opportunity to the students to serve the society to fulfill the Vision of the College.
Holistic Development of Students through Extension activities:
The College-neighborhood network and student engagement has contributed to the holistic development of students and sustained community development. The contribution by the students in community development activities has sown the seed of social responsibility in the minds of the students. Some of the important traits that are inculcated during the community development programs are listed below.
- Students involved in social service realize that service is an integral part of human life and that service to the disadvantaged gives indescribable satisfaction.
- The awareness programs conducted on the importance of clean environment, adult literacy, education of girl child etc. becomes reinforcement on the young minds to practice what they profess.
- Blood donation by students has a positive impact on their personality. They become agents of a major life saving activity. The students learn to protect the environment through tree planting, and removal of plastic waste from the villages.
- The College is committed to bring the students as socially responsible citizens and make them to contribute to the society.