Institutional Best Practices



Title of the Practice: “UNNATHI” Women Empowerment Cell


  • Empowering Women through academic excellence.


  • The cell shall strive to create a better society by empowering women.
  • To create awareness on women’s rights.
  • To achieve social equality as a prerequisite for women empowerment.
  • To promote more cultural space for women to foster  a distinctive identity of their own.
  • To sensitize women students towards our rich cultural inheritance.


  • To empower women though education and strengthen them with social values and ethical sphere of life.
  • Identification of strong leadership qualities in their capacity.
  • To promote a culture of respect and quality for women.
  • The provision of opportunities and programmes for women to be financially, psychologically and emotionally empowered so as to promote their growth as individuals in their own right.
  • To make them aware of the guidelines of the Supreme Court and to ensure that sexual harassment is treated as an unacceptable social behavior within the institution and in the society.  
  • To organize seminars, workshops to impart knowledge of opportunities and tools available.
  • To inculcate entrepreneurial attitude among young girls so that they will be “Job Creators” rather than “Job Seekers”.


The Context

            The institution has newly 270 Girl students, Majority of them hail from rural background.  Inequality and women harassment is the social stigma; the cell has taken keen interest to protect the rights of girl students by organizing distinctive value added programmes.

“If you educate a boy you educate an individual, if you educate a girl, your educate a whole family”.  In this context the cell has designed several women empowerment programmes to educate the Girl students of the college & in adopted villages.  

  • To increase awareness among girl students and lady staff about their rights.
  • Listening to the grievances of girl students and guiding them through counseling.
  • Creating opportunities for girl students to participate actively in curricular and co-curricular activities.
  • Offering health and safety guidance.
  • Providing financial assistance to poor girls.
  • To increase awareness among girl students about self-employment & entrepreneurial activities.

            Injustice and gender bias inequalities cannot be removed without women empowerment.  Women cannot enjoy security and protection in life if they are not empowered. Women need to be provided equal opportunities for work to produce a just and progressive society.  Empowerment act as a powerful tool against exploitation and harassment faced by women in the society.

The Practice

            Developing Skills have been a predominant venture of our college as they have to live up to the expectations of the industry and society.  We impart skills through

  • Bridge courses
  • Inter – disciplinary course
  • Training programmes
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Conferences
  • Guest lectures and
  • Orientation programmes
  • The Development of skills among the girl students have enabled them to cater the needs of the industries and corporate sectors.
  • We assess the girl students strength and weakness, academics and aptitude and address their needs.
  • To embrace and facilitate the new environment and to entertain better quality among the fresher, an ideal introductory Induction Programme was initiated.
  •  An induction programme is organized every year for the fresh women faculty members to ensure better teaching and learning.
  • To make teaching effective, we avail ourselves the technological resources and other visual  aids.
  • The college has an exclusive training and placement cell that focuses mainly on career guidance for students and finds compatible placements for them.

Evidence of success

  • Capability to face intellectual challenges.
  • Increased number of placements.
  • Human values and professional ethics are emphasized.
  • Self esteem and self confidence.
  • Able to gain respectable places in the society.


Problems Encountered

  • Parental illiteracy
  • First generation learners.
  • Missing social interaction with the peers.


Resources required

  • Awareness programme on the theme “to educate female children”
  • Initiative through Government.
  • Funds to needy and poor.



Title of the Practice

            “Socio-Economic betterment of adopted villages though community engagement” -  a commitment beyond campus.


Objectives of the Practice

1.         To identify and solve the various problems of adopted villages.

2.         To inform villages about various Govt. schemes and arrange awareness among them to apply and utilize the benefit.

3.         To create awareness and value of education among school children of the adopted villages.

4.         To empower the rural poor through capacity building and entrepreneurial programmes.

5.         To establish good relationship between the colleges and adopted villages.

6.         To create an environment for intellectual, ethical, moral upliftment of the  people and make them aware of their rights and duties for betterment of the society.


The context

            Local bodies are requested to instill a sense of civic responsibilities among the students and to introduce them to the ground realities, various and extension activities are undertaken in the 5 adopted villages through  different units of the college viz. selected students of the Depts. NSS, NCC, YRC, RRC, Women Empowerment, Members of Student Council etc.


            Accomplishment of social commitment through initiatives of socio-economic well being of rural people by integrating knowledge into practice.

The Practice

            Extension activities are a strong practice of Sir C R Reddy Autonomous college which exhibits an enduring commitment to the society.  The multifaceted initiatives and practices are undertaken by different units of the college as follows:

a) Life & Livelihood initiatives:

  • Arranged cutting & tailoring units for rural poor women.
  • Mushroom cultivation training at Jalipudi village as model.
  • First processing and preservation training for women.
  • Water treatment plant maintenance.
  • Awareness on Public health, sanitation & health issues of children & women.

b) Educational:

  • Peer teaching by the Dept. of English. 
  • Workshop on language skills for High school students and teachers.
  • Awareness on modern trends in technology usage by Dept. of Computer Science.
  • Established computer center for DTP learning for the benefit of rural poor women.
  • Herbal medicines – usage for simple & chronic diseases.
  • Saving types, Maintenance of Accounts, Banking procedures by Dept. of commerce.

c) Environment Awareness:

Plantation programmes cleanliness drive, weed removal, Ban of plastic etc.

d) Moral & intellectual Development:

            Teaching ethical/moral values in High school students, life skill education, skill development courses etc.

Evidences of success:

  • The appreciation and the expression of gratitude by managements of the beneficiary schools where special classes by the faculty and the Peers were held indicating the level of success of the programmes.
  • When the college adopted the 5 villages in 2017 there was only very low % of students with higher education qualification, but today we have large no.of students with Intermediate, Graduation and Post Graduates most of them and pursuing their education in Sir CRR college.
  • Formation of SHG (Self Help Groups) for taking up entrepreneurial activities suggested during the visits.
  • The impact of cleanliness, awareness programme etc.  could be known from the fact that the villagers have become environmentally consciousness. 
  • The water purifier cum reservoir constructed for the sample of water through tapping is now providing continuous flow of water for drinking as well as irrigation, besides other household uses.


Problems Encountered:

  • Lack  of scientific sprit  owing to poor literacy which dissuades them from accepting new ideas in their life style.
  • Lack of motivation of people towards entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Limited financial resources to takeup capital intensive initiatives by the villagers. 
  • In adequate cooperation of Govt. agencies to carry outreach activities.   
  • Intervening exam schedule when the activities are planned by the students.


Resources required:

  • Allotment of institutional budget to carry out extension and outreach activities in all   5 adopted villages.
  • Special grants from Govt. organizations – District / State / GoI.
  • Involvement of alumni with financial support to the developmental activities planned in the villages.


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