Syamaprasad College

(Affiliated to University of Calcutta, NAAC Acrediated ``B")
Main: 92, SP Mukherjee Road & Annex: 5B, R Dasgupta Road, Kolkata 700-026

(033) 2455-1738/7671,

Best Practices

Best Practices

Syamaprasad College

Best Practices

Best practices are those which add value to human life and support main cause of an institution. It helps in development of an institution-a source/ means to perform social responsibility. It can change the life of whole institution as well as individual stake holders.


NSS Unit


Syamaprasad College is always striving to achieve an all-round development of students and
involvement with local community. Our involvement with local community is facilitated by a very
strong NSS which is led by an efficient NSS program officer selected from amongst our teachers and
a troop of enthusiastic volunteers. Syamaprasad College is one of the 146 Units recognised by
Calcutta University which organises various orientation programmes as well as meetings for general
students to make them aware about Aims and Objectives of NSS and motivate them to participate in
events for the welfare of society. We have an effective NSS unit which had been initially established
with a rudimentary objective of providing a dais for the interested students to participate in social
work during their free time. From this rudimentary objective the NSS members have taken up a
responsible program in the local community. The report of the activities of the unit for the academic
year 2018-2019 has been a record of accomplishments and triumphs.


The NSS wing of the college tries to abide by and fulfil the objectives laid down by the NSS which are

Understand the community in which they work.
Understand themselves in relation to their community.
Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process.
Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems.
Develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities.
Gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters.
Practice national integration and social harmony.



Thus, NSS with its volunteers and co-operation of enthusiastic teachers have been rendering great
community service and involving its volunteers in community outreach services. Ever since its
inception in 2013/2014 NSS has been visiting various low-income localities and conducting survey
along with awareness programs. The awareness program consists of creating awareness regarding
health and hygiene, organising health camps, creating HIV awareness, and conducting Yoga camps.
Prevention of water wastage is another important aspect of these camps. The organisers also organise
sit and draw competition for the children of the locality and it has been observed that children
participate with great enthusiasm.

Besides awareness of low-income locality, the NSS also conducts programs on important national
days like organising programs on Republic Day and Independence Day. Throughout the year NSS volunteers participate in programs of World Yoga Day and World Environment Day. On World Yoga
Day NSS volunteers took part in a Yoga camp and performed Yogasana and Pranayam.

Green Campus

Syamaprasad College takes issue of Environment very seriously. Every year a green audit is done. An
environmental cell has been created with teachers who recruit students every year as members of
Environment Club. The cell organises environmental awareness program like poster competition and
making a plastic free campus. The college also published a peer review e-book on environmental
issues. Keeping in mind the saving of trees the college has decided not to publish hard copies of the
book. Saraswati Puja is celebrated in the campus by students. This year the theme was plastic free
campus and ‘go green’. The inter-college fest as well as the Freshers’ Welcome organised by the
students’ body had “GO GREEN’ as this year’s theme. The college has put up signage on
environmental issues such as ‘save water’ go green, ‘save power’. The college intends to undertake
planting of medicinal plants this year in pots in the campus as well as start practice of ‘plogging’.
Future plans of college to raise consciousness on environmental issues will include taking out
awareness marches, taking students on environmental walks and working in local community to end
use of one-time plastic and holding more seminars and talks.

Social Inclusion in Education

Special efforts are also made by various cells in the college, such as the Equal Opportunity Cell and the Quality Assurance Cell to ensure that all students have a quality student life. Scholarships are also made available to all deserving students. Students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds have the potential to acquire strengths in terms of knowledge, abilities, and a proactive attitude, allowing them to compete on an equal footing with their classmates who come from prosperous backgrounds. Syamaprasad College has been continuously taking special steps to support students who come from the poorer and impoverished sectors of the community or from disadvantaged unique circumstances.