In order to foster human values for personality development and social progress, a value education cell is established in the college in year 2004-2005. This programme is a joint venture of The Baha’i Academy , Panchagani which provides the study material, trains the mentors, and supervise and asses the activities.
Mentor : Dr R. S. Patil
Department of Physics,
The programme features are explained to the students of B.A. / B.Com. and B. Sc. Part I when the college term commences. The desirous students are asked to give a brief description of an Event/ Act/ Incidence in which he/she has exercised inherent human values in him/her. From the feedback and personal interaction a group of 25 to 30 students is selected and registration formalities are completed.
The entire programme in nutshell consists of THREE modules prepared by FUNDAEC and copyrighted to The Baha’i Academy Panchgani
Module - I : Moral capabilities
Module - II : Beauty, Knowledge and Transition
Module - III : True happiness, Social harmony and Peace.
So far we have implemented the I st module which is the basic requirement of a good citizen who can live in harmony with the Society and Nature.
Moral Capabilities hand book has 9 units with elaborative exercises. A journey through these units reveals a logical development of perception of students about – Present world scenario –Extended families-Society and Community-Rectitude of conduct- Promoting Rectitude of conduct- Creating environment of UNITY built on DIVERSITY-Unity of ACTION-Exercising and fostering initiative in a disciplined way.
Service Learning Activity
At the end of each module the students carry out an individual or a group project related to family/ community/social problem to exercise what they have learned.
“What I HEAR I forget, What I SEE I retain for some time
but What I DO , I understand and remains forever ”
Depending upon the availability of study group students, a contact session of 2 to 3 hours per week is conducted. An excursion tour of one day and summer camp session of 2 days at Baha’i Academy, Panchgani is arranged.
The learning method is Participatory, Interactive, experiential and cooperative. A student overcomes his/her inability to read, express properly and convince.
Study groups since inception of the programme
2004-2005 - No of students (30) – Girls (15) , Boys(15)
2005-2006 - No of students (28) – Girls (10) , Boys(18)
2006-2007 - No of students (21) – Girls (09) , Boys(12)
2007-2008 - No of students (36) – Girls (23) , Boys(13)
2008-2009 - No of students (37) – Girls (21) , Boys(16)
Dr. P.K. Patil has worked as a Mentor during the year 2004-2005
Dr. R.S. Patil is working as a Mentor and a Regional coordinator to look after the different study groups under Shivaji University, Kolhapur
An article named “ Need of value education in colleges” will be published in Empowerment - Authors: Miss Preeti, Harshada and Premavati (2008-2009 group).
Happy –Hippo show conducted by Mr. Shamil Fattakhov from Russia
at Baha’I Academy from 25-28 Aug. 2008 was attended by Mr. D.P. Patil
Meetings/ orientation / refresher courses attended by Dr. R.S. Patil
Mentors meet - Shivaji Universty, Kolhapur- 11 Aug. 2005