Seshadripuram Academy of Business Studies

Kengeri Satellite Town, Bengaluru

Best Practices

Training and Development

Title of the Practice – “Training and Development – A Complete support for Career Development”
The Institution visualizes to impart education that would empower every individual and work towards building professional prudence with intention of making students highly scholastic. For the overall development of the students, it is necessary for the institution to organize and create a supportive environment. With the meticulous planning and its implementation, the institution has brought highly effective Training and development programs to contribute to make students a successful in their career. Value added programs, Vocational courses, Add-on courses are mainly concentrated in this segment for overall development of the students.

Objectives:
The institution aims at overall support system to develop the students towards their career development. Value added programs are designed to provide support on Placement activities and competitive exams. The Curriculum includes basic English Grammar, Communication, Logical Reasoning, aptitude and Pre-Placement training. CA/CPT foundation course training, Add-on courses like Tally, SAP, Microsoft Excel, Vocational Training like Aviation etc. to increase the practical knowledge of students and train them on employability skills with additional knowledge and certification of the same to make our students globally competitive.

Mentoring – Manthana

Objectives:
Holistic development of our students is our Quality Policy, which is very important for our students to be socially responsible and to grow as nation builders. Yes, mentoring aims at providing complete motivation and support to students for their overall improvement and success. Help identify career paths for students and support students' personal growth. Provide an opportunity for students to learn and practice professional networking skills. Equip students with the understanding and tools to make ethical and informed decisions. To improve discipline and human interaction on the campus through the mentoring system.

Prayer
Prayer

Prayer enlivens human mind and heart. It is one of the best cultures of Indians to start the day with a prayer. We at SABS believe in the concept of Unity and fold our hands in prayer to the almighty every day morning at 7.45 a.m. and seek his blessings for a successful day ahead.

The Prayer committee is responsible for conducting the prayer at 7.45 a.m. everyday. The committee identifies students who can take lead in the prayer and ensures that a melodious prayer is sung everyday to invoke the blessings of the Almighty to begin the day.

Parent Teachers Meeting

Parents Teachers Meetings are also held at the end of each semester during which the preparatory marks statement along with the internal marks/grades and the attendance of their wards are handed over to the respective parents. The parents are given an opportunity to interact with the lecturers and to know about the performance of their children. Suggestions are also sought from parents to bring about changes in the performance of students. Parents are made aware of the various measures like MENTOR SYSTEM & REMEDIAL CLASSES that the college practices to help the slow learners

Examination
Examination

In order to improve the results of the semester examinations the Exam Committee conducts unit tests for all subjects by the respective subject lectures. Counseling is also conducted for the students who secure less than 40% and also for the failures. Proper guidelines are given to the students who secure less mark or fail in the exams.

The Exam Committee also conducts preparatory examination for all the semesters of B.Com & BBM to improve their performance in the final examinations. The dates of the examination are informed prior to the examination. The results are declared and the marks statement is issued to the students at the time of the Parents Teachers meeting. The question papers of the preparatory exams are discussed and doubts of the students, if any, are clarified.

The committee also co-ordinate with the teaching and non-teaching staff, for the smooth conduct of the University exams.

Continuous Evaluation (CIE) system at the institutional level
CIE being an important component of the semester system is considered as very essential to encourage faculty and students to work systematically towards achieving Vision, Mission and Goals of the institution and Outcomes of a particular course. Accordingly students are evaluated continuously through the stages of Diagnostic, Formative and Summative Assessment Methods. The subject teachers, class teachers and mentors assess the skills of students at various levels before finally allotting the internal marks based on the frame work of evaluation set by Examination Committee of college and Bangalore University guidelines.

Diagnostic Assessment Level
At this level, an effort is made to assess the learning ability and knowledge base of the students by classifying them as slow learners and advanced learners mainly based on their performance in previous qualifying exams, after which each department conducts bridge course during regular class hours as per time table and all the students are made mandatorily to attend and post bridge course assessment test is conducted to measure the effectiveness of bridge course and the performance level of students.

Formative Assessment:
It is an ongoing assessment done for all students during the regular teaching hours to give instant feedback to students regarding their learning levels based on learning outcomes measured through various methods. Every teacher applies techniques like Oral Quiz, Group Discussions, Power Point Presentations, Role Plays, Surprise Tests, Verbal Tests, Mini Projects, Case Study Analysis, Work Book Assignments etc., to assess the ability of students in aspects related to the prescribed syllabus. It is also considered for allotting internal marks of students.

Summative Assessment:
At the end of each semester a total of 30 internal marks are allotted to each student based on their Attendance, Assignments and Performance in two Internal Assessment Tests and a Pre-Final Examination conducted during each semester.

The marks and attendance are communicated to the parents during Parent-Teachers meeting.

Apart from the above, 50 marks for their participation in activities, events and competitions conducted by various Forums, Cells and Committees of the college as part of Extra Curricular and Co-Curricular activities as per Bangalore University guidelines.

  • Life Skills
  • Thinking Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Emotional Skills
  • Literary and Creative Skills
  • Scientific Skills
  • Library Skills

Students are also monitored on their attitude towards Teachers, Non-Teaching Staff, Friends and College Programs based on their interaction and participation. A mention of all these assessment is made in ALMANAC, the Mentor’s record.

Laying a constant emphasis on curricular as well as co-curricular activities an effort is made by the faculty to contribute socially responsible citizens to the society.

CODE OF CONDUCT

(FOR STUDENTS REGARDING TESTS & EXAMINATION)

EXAMINATION HALL RULES

  • Students must have a valid student ID card to enter the test/exam hall. Forgetfulness is not an acceptable excuse.
  • Once students have presented themselves for an examination, they must write that exam and submit answer sheets to the invigilator before leaving.
  • Students are suggested to be seated before 15 minutes of the scheduled time.
  • Students standing outside the exam room even after the bell rings, it will be considered as a violation of code of conduct and the invigilators/lecturers will have the right not to allow you inside the exam room.
  • Students are not permitted to enter the exam hall if they arrive after the scheduled time.
  • Students are not permitted to leave the exam hall till the end of the session.
  • Students are not permitted to have in their possession any unauthorised items such as cell phones, iPods, PDAs and other web-access devices during the examination (excluding approved calculators).
  • Mobile Phones strictly prohibited in the college campus and in Examination Rooms.
  • All students are responsible for making themselves aware of the college examination regulations and the Student Code of Conduct and disciplinary procedures.
  • It is the responsibility of the students to write the Seat No., Reg. No., Name & Sec. etc. on the Answer Booklets.
  • Unauthorized communication between students during the examination either through voice, written, or any other form of transmission is prohibited.
  • Students are reminded that cheating in any test/examination is considered a serious offence which could lead to expulsion from the college.
  • The invigilator is authorised to verbally warn/move/or confiscate students answer sheet if malpractices are noticed.
  • Argument with the invigilators/lecturers is strictly prohibited.
  • The tests/exams are conducted for the betterment of students. Therefore, the students are strictly informed to consider each test/examination seriously.
  • Internal Assessment (30 marks) is purely based on your academic performance i.e., score marks in Tests/Pre-final examinations, Attendance, Conduct in Class Rooms, Notes & Assignment submission and other academic related aspects.
Staff Meeting

The SABS conducts staff meetings on a regular basis. In the meeting discussions are made regarding the improvement of the college results, activities, placements, career growth of the students etc. Discussions are also made to introduce value added courses that will add weightage to the students to prepare for the competitive world and to face the challenges. Student welfare fund is also formed in order to help the economically weaker students who have secured more than 65% in the semester examinations. Various committees are formed to actively participate in the NAAC process.

Participation of both staff and students in various workshops and seminars is another important topic of discussion in the staff meetings. The staffs are adviced to actively participate in workshops or seminars in their respective subjects and at the same time to motivate their students to do the same to enrich their experience.

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