Preriki (प्रेरिकी) : Direct Talk to Students
Objective: The idea to start this practice took place in 2006 with objective to introduce the newly appointed students with the college rules and regulations as well as to give them chance to share their problems regarding college and study.
The Context: When the fresh students come they are not aware of the rules and regulation of the college so they are given information about the rules as well as a mass gathering with the purpose of interaction with each other. To know about their interests and issues so that further action could be taken to resolve the issues. There are various activities and programs like Pragya Rangers, NCC, NSS etc. being run in the college about which all the students are not much aware of. So it could help to reach all the students at one place and share their views, experiences and ideas.
The Practice: The Preriki was started as practice in 2006 and since then it is continuously held at least twice a year. All students and teachers assemble in Rani Laxmibai Ground. The first preriki is used as an introduction session for the institute, the faculty members, the facilities the infrastructure, the mechanism and functioning of the institution. It is a democratic forum where students feel free to share the difficulties and problems they encountered in the premises. It is not only problem counting exercise but collective we find solutions to the issues discussed. This stage is not only restricted within the boundary of our premises but it also discusses the problems our girl students face problems at market place, regarding security, traveling and hygiene.
Evidence of Success: Around 1200 students participated in each Preriki, various committee in charge explain government schemes and college facilities (scholarships, library facility, digital library, gymnasium, NSS, NCC and Ranger’s activities, council and college level events) to students. Students share their problems they encounters in their campus life like shortage of faculty, shortage of books in the library, lack of medical facility etc. Principal, proctor and Women’s Redressal Cell assured them to resolves their problems earliest as possible.
Problem Encountered and Resources Required: Lack of faculty members, librarian and supporting staff, inadequate infrastructure for smart classes and digital learning. College faces financial crunches to improve library facilities and research activities.