Best practices

Best Practice 1

FACULTY ADVISORY AND MENTORING SYSTEM

The primary objective of this practice is to guide the students in achieving their goals and dreams. This system helps the students adjust at the institute during their initial admission period, making them feel cared for and supported, as most of them are away from their parents for the first time. The students are monitored, and focus is given on the students' development and all-around personality on progressive lines. Eventually, this system enhances the employability skills of students by motivating them through training and counselling programmes. A vibrant relationship between the students, teachers, and parents is established to ensure responsible behaviour and discipline.

A faculty advisor is appointed by the Principal for each batch of students at the time of admission itself. The same faculty advisor will continue his/her role till the course completion of that batch. They keep track of the students' academic performance along with extra-curricular activities and discipline and give appropriate career guidance. Class committee meetings, as per the academic calendar, are conducted by Faculty Advisor to discuss various academic/non-academic matters of students.

For better personal attention for each student, mentors are assigned. A group of 15-20 students is assigned to a mentor by the Head of the Department for the whole duration of the course. The FAs and the mentors work hand in hand for the betterment of the students. Mentoring practice complements the Faculty Advisor guidance system to provide a holistic support system for students. The grievances of the students are taken up by the mentors or faculty advisors, and if necessary, it is forwarded to the Head of the Department for necessary remedial actions.


Best Practice 2

PTA AND ALUMNI SUPPORT SYSTEM

Our PTA system aims to primarily promote frequent interactions of teachers with parents and students, thus ensuring that students are more accountable. Our strong Alumni association supports students through interactions, internships, career guidance, and job opportunities. These associations also bridge the gap between students, teachers, parents, and alumni. Students are motivated through yearly scholarships and awards by both PTA and Alumni associations. It is also a platform for parents and alumni to improve the infrastructure/amenities of the institution by mobilizing PTA and Alumni funds. Apart from these initiatives, the associations also extend their support for genuine financial crises students face in fulfilling their dreams.

The PTA System of our College has been a Government registered association since 1990. The general body is constituted every academic year with the Principal as convener and a faculty in charge as the secretary and treasurer, along with the parents. It plans general events and budgets for the forthcoming academic year. President and Vice president are selected from parent representatives. The PTA offers financial assistance for conducting various activities like technical and cultural fests and the publication of college magazine. PTA is actively involved in infrastructure development like PTA seminar hall renovation, setting up of project design and fabrication studio, and FAB lab.

We have various registered active alumni chapters distributed across the world. We have fifteen alumni chapters, with twelve abroad and three in India. We ensure that they are updated about the progress of their alma mater through frequent interactions with our Alumni. Taking leverage of our eminent alumni from 1960's onwards, our students are benefited through programmes like career guidance, scholarships, technical talks, and industry-academia interaction programmes. A fully-fledged MACE Alumni Centre building functions on the college campus with amenities like Training and Placement Cell, Guest rooms, Seminar Hall, Business Incubation Centre, and Conference rooms.