Best Practice 1
FACULTY ADVISOR AND CAREER GUIDANCE
The primary objective of this practice is to guide the students in achieving their goals and dreams. A faculty advisor (FA) is appointed by the Principal for each batch of students at the time of admission itself. The same faculty advisor will continue their 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.
Student induction programmes organized by first-year faculty advisors help the students adjust to 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. Overall guidance regarding their career selection is also provided during this orientation phase.
The respective FA frequently monitors the students for all-round personality development and academic excellence. As per the academic calendar, class committee meetings are conducted by the FA to discuss various academic/non-academic matters of students. FAs organize industrial visits and motivate them to undergo industrial training and workshops. This also earns them credits through the activity point system. Technical and cultural events are also organized by the students under the mentorship of FAs, which helps them to develop organizing and management skills. A vibrant relationship is established between the students, teachers, and parents to ensure responsible behavior and discipline. Eventually, this practice enhances the employability skills of students.
Best Practice 2
PTA AND ALUMNI SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR INSTITUTIONAL EMPOWERMENT
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 1960s onwards, our students are benefited through programmes like career guidance, scholarships, technical talks, industry-academia interaction programmes, etc. A fully-fledged MACE Alumni center building functions on the college campus with amenities like Training and Placement Cell, Guest rooms, Seminar Hall, Business Incubation center, and Conference rooms.