The crux of the analysis of the poor state of higher education at present is that it is not student-centric. Student-centric pedagogy can be rooted only when the student is capable of self study. On the contrary, reading habits and comprehension power of the students are very poor in Rajasthan. So PCGE arranges workshops for the teachers on comprehension every year to enable them in identifying the key and technical words in a sentence, to comprehend the meaning of a sentence, a paragraph and thus to analyze the whole topic.
After all we need strong communication power for any educational enhancement.
This comprehension exercise generates deeper insights in the teachers, and then with the efforts of the teachers in the students as well.360 degree feedback from the students and the teachers is that it has changed the perception of the teachers and students deeply regarding language and the book itself. Now, almost all the students of PCGE purchase the books, read them regularly and enrich their comprehension competence.
After all we need strong communication power for any educational enhancement.
Worksheet method is a vital part of PCGE's Pedagogy as our faculties have observed that the least achievement is possible through lecture system, although maximum efforts are put in by the faculties. Hence, worksheet method aims at making teaching-learning process simplest, interesting, interactive, and inclusive of all the students. B.Com. faculty of PCGE introduced this method in the practice for the first time in 2014-15 and produced tremendous results in University Exams. Later, it was adopted in all the streams.
Reinforced by this experiment, PCGE has adopted an innovative method of teaching-learning through worksheets in all the streams to increase comprehension capability, reinforce concepts, enhance communications, organize materials, monitor student's behaviour and share information with substitutes..
It is being executed with proper strategy, in well planned way, in all the courses with more details. For this the faculties are trained in several workshops based on worksheets with a participation of the experiences of the faculty, during the vacation time, and such sharing is continued during the whole sessions.
• Worksheets in PCGE has become an effectual tool in ongoing efforts encouraging all the students to engage their brains, first at home and then during classroom activities, solving complexities as far as possible by the students themselves.
After a good exercise of teacher made worksheets with students, students themselves start preparing worksheets along with a better struggle with the texts of the books.
Presentation of ‘Aazadi’ play every year by newly admitted students with a cast of around 600 to 800 and thus making a world record of the maximum participation. This play not only gives them a live experience of freedom struggle of India during the period from 1857 to 1947 but also develops confidence, co-ordinatation, speech competance and togetherness.
After performing this Aazadi play almost every student is transformed in more liberated person. They discover new passions that help them get a different direction altogether.
- Use of IT at large: PCGE is eager to use maximum information technology in teaching, learning and back office activities to function effectivety. So this college has developed IT facilities for students, teachers and back office employees. Some important areas of IT use in PCGE are:
- Use of PPTs: PCGE management emphasizes faculty members to use IT enabled teaching aids and motivate them to deliver lecture with the help of Power Point Presentation (PPTs). Using PPTs in lecture helps teachers to save their time, effort to draw some complicated figures or diagrams on the boards and teachers can explain more in less time. It also displays it attractively and with more accuracy. So, we maintain a Centralized Server in our computer lab which is networked with every classroom computer and IT pheripherals.
- Software Development: This is the process which never ends, because when we develop or outsource any software we consider its requirement up to that day only, but as time passes we need to upgrade our system according to new requirements. To avoid the problem of data redundency, college has introduced automated admission procedure and fee management system. We enrol and kept all the information of our students in our local database, located centrally in our computer lab, which is networked with concerned people. Required information is provided to the user when needed by providing secured access to it. In addition to this, we also maintain online attendance for the professional courses; BBA and BCA. In this we submit the attendance online and accordingly, messages are forwarded to their parents regarding any update.
To provide a continuous preparation for various competitive exams summer classes are arranged for the students e.g. ICS, RAS, PSI, SSC, IBPS, Police, LDC, Acctt., Patwar, CAT, CPT, CS (Foundation), etc.
These are additional classes during the summer vacation besides the regular classes held in each session from July to November.
Hobby classes for music, dance and sports are also arranged in summer vacations.
PCGE collaborates with institutions like Parwatibai Chowgule College of Arts and Science, Goa; Alankar Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jaipur.
This has been done to share the learning with various educational institutions and corporates. PCGE believes in making more collaborations and enhancement of existing collaborations with the growing institutions to share the learnings with each other for the purpose exploring academic landscape.
We provide small research practices to our students to inculcate the research attitude not only in them but also the teachers.
PCGE engages undergraduate and postgraduate students in research activities.
About 200 students worked on minor research observations in 2014-15 and about 1000 students worked on Panchayatiraj functioning in 2015-16 by preparing questionnaires, collecting data and analyzing them. Out of these, 130 students could come up to present research papers in a national seminar organized in the college.
About 1800 students were involved in the research practice of Water Management in the Village in August, 2016 (Session 2016-17).
These all proved to be a great learning for the teachers and students that research attitude and research practices, irrespective of the level, are the key to develop the human mind at the higher education, and that should be at the graduation level even.
In addition to university syllabus through these research practices at graduation level, students venture into unfamiliar areas of education in the context of problems in the society and afterwards express their fruitful opinions to provide an initiation to fix these problems.
This triggers the creativity and analytical power of the students.
PCGE arranges coaches for Boxing, Cycling, Judo, Table-Tennis, Kabaddi etc. regularly for four to five months every year, as per requirements by the sports authorities.
Consequently, PCGE students secured Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in various international, national, and inter-college tournaments.
This coaching has been in addition to the regular teaching of the subject, Physical Education.
PCGE constitutes clubs for various activities. The students conduct the activities of the clubs under the guidance of the teacher– conveners of the clubs.
The students learn confidence building by activities, leadership, initiation, participation, co-operation, expression, management and develop various life skills.
Constitution of various clubs creates a rich atmosphere for comprehensive personality development of the students.
We have following Clubs: Club Activity Club Activity