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Emphasis on Holistic Development of the Students




      Hindusthan College of Arts and Science is committed to provide not only world-class academics but also beyond the classroom initiatives. The main focus of the college is to achieve holistic development of the students. The process of achieving holistic development is done through intellectual, mental, physical, emotional and social development of the students. Various activities are conducted for students in the college to achieve the holistic development throughout the year continuously.



The Context

    The idea of Education is to refine the life of the students by empowering them to enhance intellectual, mental, physical, emotional and social abilities. The students as individuals will come across lot of challenges in their work place, society and in personal life and therefore need to enhance their abilities to face such challenges. The college facilitates the students to be successful in their life by  participating in various activities and enhance their abilities for the fulfilment of holistic development.



The Practice

i. Intellectual and Mental development


       Conducting series of seminars, conferences, guest lectures, workshops to provide hands on training, internship training, exhibitions, value added courses, online courses facilitate intellectual and mental development.


       The departmental associations conduct series of seminars and conferences, guest lectures and workshops based on the targeted planning. 734 programmes were conducted in the last five years by various departments. Internship training is provided in the curriculum itself, whereas hands on training is given with the help of industry through MOUs signed. 126 MOUs were signed during the last 5 years. Exhibitions are organised by the Departments of Computer Science stream, Department of Management, Department of Commerce, Department of Costume Design and Fashion, etc., 20 exhibitions are conducted where the products are displayed and demonstrated by the students. Value added courses and online courses are included in the curriculum to develop the mental and intellectual ability of the students. 465 value added courses are offered by the departments and 87992 online certification was received by the students. Various placement training programmes and soft skill enhancement programmes were conducted for students by the placement cell to enhance the mental ability of the students. Further, the activities of Quiz club, Elocution club, VaasippuMutram, Art club, Craft club, etc., helped the students to develop their mental and intellectual abilities.


ii. Physical development


        The physical activities such as sports and games like Volley Ball, Basket Ball, Hand Ball, Badminton, Cricket, Foot Ball, Kho-Kho, Kabaddi, Carrom, Chess, Gymnasium, Karate, Silambam, etc., contribute for physical development. More than 33 events were conducted towards sports and other activities during the last 5 years. 


iii. Emotional development


      Counselling, yoga, soft skills training, leadership training, role play activities etc., contribute for emotional development. There is a separate counselling cell functioning in the name of student support cell in the college where the students seek guidance from the counsellor on academic and personal issues. Soft skill training, leadership training and role play activities are being conducted at regular intervals. 


iv. Social development


        The programs organised and conducted by NSS, YRC, Social work students, clubs and other students of various departments through extension activities form part of the  social  development. A few of the activities are given below. 


         The students regularly conduct rallies to create an awareness on Swachh Bharat Mission, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, De-addiction, female infanticide and  the use of helmets to save lives. A Marathon entitled ‘Kalam Vision 2020’was organised  and it started from Hindusthan College of Arts and Science campus to Rameshwaram to spread the concept of Humanism, Love and Brotherhood among the people and to create  a peaceful society in the future. Another Rally was organised and it started from the Sathyamangalam bus stand to HICAS campus to emphasise the importance of wearing Helmets. The students carried the Olympic Torch and the rally drew a huge response from the public. As a service to people who were affected by GAJA cyclone, basic essentials like Rice, Dal, Bedsheets, Mats, Clothes, etc., were collected and transported through a lorry arranged by the college and were distributed to the people of Keeramangalam village and Aappankudi village in Pudukottai District and Peravurani of Thanjavur District. A rally was organised by the NSS, NCC and YRC students for eradication of plastics. The hazards of using plastics and its effects on the environment were demonstrated by the students to the public. In association with Indian Express, the college has distributed relief materials to the flood affected areas in the Nilgiris.



Evidence of Success

     The students were involved in all the activities conducted by the college and gained knowledge and developed their skills for attaining holistic development. Those activities also helped the students to become confident, develop their organising skills and in turn gave them a platform to expose their hidden potentials and exhibit their talents to the society. The number of students placed through on and off campus,  competitive examinations, entrepreneurs and those moved to higher studies remain as an evidence for  the success.



Problems Encountered and Resources Required

▶️  Holistic development is a qualitative aspect which is difficult to be measured and analysed. However, the college is keen on developing key values attached to holistic development through several activities and taking utmost care in shaping the students by enhancing their abilities.


▶️  The students can be classified under learning levels as slow learners and advanced learners and this classification pose problems in developing the core values of students. 


▶️  When the strength of the students increases year by year, same strategy could not be used.


▶️  In case of enhancement of certain values, the dependability on using the external sources increases. 




     In view of the success of this best practice, it has been decided to include this practice in the curriculum in future. Through holistic development, the students will gain self-confidence, self-esteem, organising ability and a sense of accomplishment. Holistic development of students is an essential  element and it is an inevitable concept too, yet our institution is following scrupulously.







Digital Learning



▶️  The main objective is to bring students under digital era and for this purpose the college creates awareness and motivates them towards self learning practices.

▶️  It also provides our students with the latest trends in Digital learning to meet the changing global needs and through this, the students are largely benefitted.

▶️  It also facilitate online platforms and gives the students a better confidence to face any challenges and to grab opportunities in the future.




       The traditional education system is not sufficient for our students to suit to the industrial requirements and match with their expectations. Hence, there is a urgent need for students to update their knowledge and upgrade their acumen for competency development. The world is moving towards technology beyond boundaries and knowledge sharing has become a way of life in the past few years. In this context, we have considered digital learning as one of the best practices in order to facilitate our students to show interest  for acquiring knowledge through self learning practice via online courses such as NPTEL, SWAYAM, MOOC, COURSERA, edX  COURSES, Spoken Tutorials by IIT Bombay (initated by National mission on Education through ICT, Ministry of Education, Government of India), ORACLE COURSES etc.



The Practice

The Concept digital learning through Online Courses began in the year 2018 in our college. It is being implemented through the following practices,

▶️  The college has entered in to an MOU with IIT Bombay, TCS- ion, edX, Coursera, ICT Academy etc., for offering the online courses and successfully running the same.

▶️  The college has included select online courses in the course of study from the academic year 2020-2021 and onwards.

▶️  The college has selected number of courses from various institutions/ platforms and enrolled maximum number of students from various departments.

▶️  The college has nominated one of the faculty members as the staff in charge for each department separately to motivate the students and register them for enrollment to various online courses.

▶️  The staff in charges monitor the students about the progress and address their doubts/ clarifications and ensure that they appear for examinations.



Evidence of success

    There is strong evidence to show that students feel empowered after they have completed the online courses which are as follows,

    COURSERA: 20,094 certificates were received by the students and staff after completing various courses under Coursera.

IIT Bombay: Spoken Tutorials

▶️  In 2018-2019: 7777 certificates were distributed to the students, who completed the course.

▶️  In 2019-2020: 33,644 certificates were distributed to the students, who completed the training.

▶️   In 2020-21: 17208 certificates were distributed to the students, who completed the course. 

▶️  edX: 1337  students  have registered under edX Online courses and 2300 certificates have been received by them.

▶️  NPTEL:50 students enrolled and 24 completed the course.

▶️  5066 students have registered various courses of NASSCOM and were benefitted.

▶️  ICT Academy has organized two major online self-learning programmes such as skill edge and Learnathon for students. For skill edge programme, 1438 students have registered out of which 643 students have completed and each of them earned 7 course certificates. For Learnathon programme, 658 students have registered out of which 435 students completed and each of them earned 5 course certificates.

▶️  The college also has membership in Oracle Academy for the purpose of providing opportunities to the faculty members and students to attend online courses to enhance their competency skill. During 2020-2021, 19 faculty members and 53 students and during 2021-2022, 5 faculty members and 216 students have completed various online courses conducted by Oracle Academy.

▶️  The college has signed MOUs with GOOGLE, Microsoft, TCS, IBM etc., under which students got global recognition by means of obtaining international certification for the exams conducted for the same.


Other Online Courses

        Out of 2153 students enrolled in other online courses such as Udemy, Solo Learn, Open learning University, IBM Cognitive, Simply Learn etc.,1988 students have completed the courses successfully.

       This is evident from the fact that they perform better at the interviews and as a result  the placement ratio has increased significantly. In view of digital learning, the outgoing students are better equipped and well trained to meet the expectations of the industry. The visual platform, personalized coaching, submission of assignments through the online mode and online examination are essential aspects of digital learning. The students are given opportunities to attend national and international seminars/conferences through online which has become user friendly now. The experience of digital learning is the great advantage for the students both from skill development point of view and from employability point of view which we consider as the uniqueness and best practice of the college.



Problem Encountered and Resources Required

▶️  The students have been all  along taught under  conventional method of teaching learning


▶️  The  socio-economic conditions of the students will have a bearing impact on the implementation of Digital Learning practice


▶️  The challenges faced by the faculty members in changing the perception of students towards Digital learning


▶️  Issues connected with financial commitment of the management in providing the resources required for Digital learning


In spite of the problems and issues cited above, the college is making best effort towards the effective implementation of Digital learning to facilitate self learning by the students.




       Digital Learning provides for the use of new teaching pedagogy which is an essential part of self learning in the educational system. As a part of implementing Digital learning, the college has introduced ‘Fast Track  System’ from the academic year 2021-2022, which provides for exempting students from appearing for examinations in the final semester provided the students complete same courses in the NPTEL from 2nd semester to 5th semester.