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Economically Poor Students Welfare Scheme

PRACTICE: Helping the economically poor students through a   welfare scheme devised by the college.

INTRODUCTION: Economically Poor Students Welfare Scheme (EPSWS) is an innovative plan devised and introduced by the college itself. It is aimed at (a) enhancing learning opportunities by helping the students undergoing grave hardships due to financial depravity and (b) including them in the process of nation building by way of facilitating their education. This scheme was introduced in the session 2008-2009 and is doing well till date. So far many students have been benefited from it and becoming popular.

GOAL OF THE PRACTICE:

  1. To assist, in their journey to progress through education, all genuine economically backward students of the college, inclusive of all castes, creeds or religions.
  2. To provide equal opportunities to the students to avail the benefits of education.
  3. To include all the students in nation building
  4. To inculcate the spirit of coexistence and social responsibilities by making the students collectively participate in the process.

PROCESS: A coordination committee is constituted. It consists a teacher coordinator and the student representatives for effective implementation of the scheme. The financial assistance is made available to the needy students, e.g., the study material, examination fees, college fees, travel expenses etc. In general the committee have to follow the prescribed procedure that involved following steps.

  1. Selection of student representatives for internal working.
  2. Decision of the nature and minimum amount of voluntary donations from interested students and staff members and its collection. 
  3. Inviting applications in the prescribed format from the college students to seek the assistance. Application seeks the information of economic status and family background, academic progress of the student and the recommendation from local authorities.
  4. Cross checking the information furnished by the applicant.
  5. Declaration of beneficiary students for the particular session.
  6. Keeping the documentary record open for all.

IMPACT OF THE PRACTICE:

  1. Regularity in the students to attend the college as they received the assistance in the form of travel expenses.
  2. Inculcation of spirit of coexistence and brotherhood and leadership qualities as the students themselves are part of execution of the scheme.
  3. Enhancement in confidence level and academic performance among the beneficiary students.

RESOURCES: Almost all the students and staff members of the college voluntarily donate the pre-decided minimum amount of money for the scheme. So far 133 students have been benefited through EPSWS. The efforts will be made in future to include the donors from society also.

Dr. V. D. Doifode,

Coordinator-EPSWS.

EPSWS : Assistance distribution.

 

S.N.

Session

No. of beneficiaries

Amount  Rs.

1

2008-2009

12

04827/-

2

2009-2010

15

06142/-

3

2010-2011

14

05736/-

4

2011-2012

20

08434/-

5

2012-2013

24

11347/-

6

2013-2014

24

10700/-

7

2014-2015

24

08527/-

8

2015-2016

23

11620/-

9

2016-2017

21

12056/-

10

2017-2018

27

17015/-

 

 

 

 

 

“Economically poor students’ welfare scheme” a practice was presented at UGC & NAAC sponsored National Conference at D. B. Science College Gondia; August 2012. (Proceeding: ISBN- 978-93-5087-006-8) It was appreciated by awarding second prize.