Best Practices

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As an educational institute Unity College understands that it is our responsibility to gift our students a better future through education, education that is not just theoretical and confined to the classroom but one that is applicable and can be practiced, an extension of the knowledge that is implied from the books they study. The two Best Practices of Unity College that we strongly standby and practice are the promotion of community service values amongst students and maintaining an eco-friendly campus. 

1. Community Service: Service to Man is service to God.

Objective: The objective of organizing community service is to imbibe in the students a sense of responsibility towards the community. It aims to help the students to be responsible citizens who can contribute to the well being of the society. 

Nagas in general believe in the spirit of sharing and helping those in need. Our forefathers have instilled in us the tradition of community service. In Naga culture, the villagers in help each other in sowing and harvesting the paddy field and construction of private houses and sharing of resources. In order to revive this tradition, community services have been initiated in the college. 

Self-Help Groups:
In the College the students are taught to venture out for themselves first before they ask help from or offer help to the society. Therefore, the students are encouraged to become independent which will build their confidence that will help them to rise and excel. To help them in the process of learning responsibility and becoming independent, the college grants permission to Committees and Clubs to set up Stalls during sports week. From the money the students earn, they fund study trips, exposure trips or contribute the money for noble causes like donation to orphanages or organizing special programs in old age homes. Besides earning money, the students also learn about teamwork, to be a capable leader, inculcate competitive spirit and to sort out any conflict amicably. Students from low income families are granted permission to sell home-cooked edible items in the campus which helps them to self-finance.


Blood Donation:
Blood donation is one of the most valuable acts of humanity that saves lives. Blood cannot be created and therefore can only be collected from donors who understand the importance of blood donation. The Red Ribbon Club, Unity College organizes Blood Donation Drives in collaboration with Medical institutes and NGO annually. Since such drives are conducted on a regular basis, this has encouraged some students to become registered blood donors. Unity College has therefore become well known among the medical community for donating blood which has helped the college students and staff to receive blood in times of emergency.  


Cleanliness and Plantation Drives:
A clean environment is a sign of a healthy community. Students are mobilized to partake in cleanliness and plantation drives which are conducted by the different committees and clubs of the college as well as those organized by the Government, NGOs and the Student bodies. Such drives are organized in the localities to highlight the importance of cleanliness and inculcating it as a habit. Swacch Bharat mission is observed annually where cleanliness and hygiene is emphasized by cleaning up the streets and campus.   Tree plantation is important because it reduces air pollution and enhances air quality. Therefore, World Environment Day is observed every year and plantation drives are frequently conducted in the campus as well as in the locality. 


Humanitarian Acts:
Acts of kindness are important for character building. Such acts help the students to value human lives and develop a sense of gratitude towards the society. It also helps in spreading a culture of philanthropy among the students.  The College conducts charitable works where students are actively involved. IQAC, Social Activities Committee organize fundraise and donation drives for essential items like food, clothes, toys etc. The collected amount or items are donated to victims of disasters and orphanages. The Committees also arrange visits to orphanages and old age homes where programs are conducted followed by interactive sessions and gifts are distributed. 


Adopted Village:
Unity College adopted Rilan Village on 7th January 2019. Rilan was adopted by the college to promote the village as a self-sustaining village by empowering it through initiatives undertaken by the college through involvement of all the stakeholders of the village. The college has conducted medical camps in collaboration with Assam rifles in the village to provide basic healthcare to those who cannot afford it. The NSS Unit of the college has also undertaken cleanliness drives in the village to contribute towards a green environment. The college plans to undertake other projects in the future that would involve the active participation of the Rilan Youth and the Rilan Village Council in order empower the entire village community.

 

Lending Support to the locality:
The College offers the Seminar hall and the Conference Hall to Communities free of cost to conduct meetings and events related to the wellbeing of the society. The college campus is also offered for holding community feast. 


2. Eco-friendly Campus: At Unity College we believe in creating an eco-friendly campus for the students which will also help in contributing towards a green and healthy world. Packaged plastic bottles are not encouraged; the college canteen is not allowed to sell packaged drinking water bottles and students use the water from the free drinking water facility that has been provided by the college authority. During celebration of special events like Cultural Day in the college, banana leaves are used as plates. This ensures that students know such small acts help in creating a plastic free environment and also to use bio-degradable items. The college also keeps plates, cups and baskets made of bamboo instead of using items made from non-biodegradable materials. These bio-degradable items for serving and drinking are ordered from the villages which in turn helps the local economy.  It is also a reflection of our cultural identity as our Naga forefathers used readily available resources from nature without harming it. 

The College also has signed a MoU with e-Circle, Dimapur according to which electronic waste generated from the college and put in the e-waste bin. The e-circle then collects the e-waste and properly disposes it. The college is also trying to move towards paperless office. One-sided printed papers are reused and most of the official work related to academics or disseminating information is done online.