Raja Narendralal Khan Women's College, RNLK, Gope College (Midnapore)

Raja Narendra Lal Khan Women's College (Autonomous)
Gope College

Re-accredited with grade ‘A’ by NAAC

Webmail
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rnlkcollege@gmail.com

Environment Project Work

Hands-On Learning about Environmental Awareness, Organic Agriculture & Horticulture and Sustainability

The Environmental Studies Program seeks to provide undergraduate students with an understanding of the issues facing our society as we strive to develop paths toward a sustainable environmental future, using perspectives in the social and natural sciences, arts, and the humanities. Conducting Environmental Studies project work is an important part of this goal. The work requirement allows students to get hands-on experience identifying environmental issues, evaluating their impacts, problem-solving for more sustainable solutions, and implementing strategies to improve sustainability outcomes in the long term for environment. Students apply the knowledge they have learned in the classroom during their time at Raja N.L.Khan Women’s College (autonomous) to existing problems in their communities, developing real-world skills to address a broad range of environmental issues. By interfacing with communities directly, students expand their knowledge and perspective on what it means to cultivate a rewarding life as citizens of the society.

Environmental studies is a compulsory paper (Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course) for all the undergraduate students of the 2nd Semester. In this paper, 40 marks is allotted for the Practical work (Hands-On Learning). To involve the students more actively in the Environmental Awareness activities through Organic Agriculture & Horticulture, the college authority has introduced a slightly different structure regarding the practical component of the environmental studies paper since 2018. According to the practical structure, the entire students of the second semester have been divided into 23 groups, 13 groups comprising of the Arts students and 10 groups of Science students. The Arts groups are identified as A-1, A-2………A-13, whereas the science groups are recognized as S-1, S-2…..S-10 and each group has been given nearly 10000 sq feet area (100 feet  x 100 feet) within the college campus to perform various eco-friendly activities on Organic Agriculture & Horticulture. The plots are distributed among the 23 groups by the process of lottery. Each group works under the mentorship of three teachers and/or non teaching staff. The students keep the records of their day-to-day contribution to bring significant changes in the plot allotted to them through Organic Agriculture & Horticulture.

  • Environmental studies is a semester academic program that offers undergraduate students an opportunity to gain hands-on six months found Organic farming and plastic-free-green-environment.
  • Students work with teachers to help design, install, and maintain college gardens and as well as Organic Agriculture & Horticulture and Environmental Sustainability.
  • Finally, students may gain valuable experience by working with college gardens, non-profit organizations, community groups and their own gardens. Some of their experiences are shared on the  Student Blogs Page/ Facebook page etc.

New Proposal for Practical Component of Environmental Studies:

Environmental studies is a compulsory paper (Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course) for all the students of the 2nd Semester. In this paper, 40 marks is allotted for the Practical work. To involve the students more actively in the environmental protection activities, the college authority has introduced a slightly different structure regarding the practical component of the environmental studies paper. According to the proposal, the entire students of the second semester have been divided into 23 groups, 13 groups comprising of the Arts students and 10 groups of Science students. The Arts groups are identified as A-1, A-2….whereas the science groups are recognized as S-1, S-2… and each group has been given nearly 10000 sq ft area within the college campus to perform various eco-friendly activities. The plots are distributed among the 23 groups by the process of lottery. Each group works under the mentorship of three teachers and/or non teaching staff. The students keep the records of their day-to day contribution to bring significant changes in the plot allotted to them. Marks will be given to the students considering their joint contributions as well as their individual contribution.

EVS Plots for Project work : View

Group A-2, Plot No. 3 (2)

Group A-2, Plot No. 3

Group A-5, Plot No. 04 (2)

Group A-5, Plot No. 04

Group A-10, Plot No. 17 (2)

Group A-10, Plot No. 17

Group S-6, Plot No. 20 (2)

Group S-6, Plot No. 20