Fakir Mohan Autonomous college has signed a MOU with Hotel Nageswar( Hari Plaza ) on 13th August 2014 for the UGC Sponsored Community college DTHM courses, for skill training and provision of jobs. After the introduction of both Diploma and Degree Course in Tourism and Hospitality Management, the College has taken a step forward in securing employment for the pass out students by collaborating with hotels and resorts within the state.
The college has also signed a MOU on 26th November 2018 with Odisha state Open University (OSOU) for eight Modular courses in the year 2018-19. The relevant courses such as (i) IT skill, (ii) Soft skill, (iii) Communicative English, (iv) Leadership Development, (v) Entrepreneurship Development, (vi) Cyber Security, (vii) Media Management, Disaster Management and(viii) Legal Awareness
The Language Lab with latest software has been designed to groom the students for their future assignments. The students though continuous practice learn how to use English effectively and with ease in the professional world. Training in soft-skills help the students fine-tune their capabilities and realize their potentials. Batches of 20 students can use the lab facilities at a time. The Lab is equipped with 20 computer systems with headphones, Language software from various agencies. The Language lab has a classroom with Digital facilities annexed to it for practice of communicative skills.
Students’ feedback is an essential part of our teaching learning process. Here students can grade their satisfaction towards the faculty, teaching, learning, evaluation and on the overall campus life. The information provided by the students are kept confidential and used by IQAC for the overall quality enhancement of the teaching learning process. Hard copies of self administered questionnaire are circulated among the students for this purpose. A well drafted feedback form with specific questions as per the comprehensive level of the students is distributed at every semester to evaluate how far the teacher had been successful in reaching out to the advanced as well as the slow learners in the classroom. This is further intimated to the concerned faculty in the academic meeting and suggestions for development or appreciations are made. In addition to the students feedback from their parents, Alumni and teachers of the college are also taken every year.
Fakir Mohan Autonomous College has a separate Research Cell, comprising of faculty members from various departments of the institute for transfer of knowledge. Initiatives are undertaken at the institutional level, such as- .Publication of Research Journal “FM Research Journal”(FARJ).
E-learning offers the ability to share material in all kinds of formats such as videos, slideshows, word documents, and PDFs. The E-Study materials are also provided by faculty members which is provided the college website.
E-PG Pathshala is an initiative of the MHRD under its National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT) being executed by the UGC. The content and its quality being the key component of education system, high quality, curriculum-based, interactive e-content in 70 subjects across all disciplines of social sciences, arts, fine arts and humanities, natural & mathematical sciences, linguistics and languages have been developed by the subject experts working in Indian universities and other R & D institutes across the country. Every subject had a team of principal investigator, paper coordinators, content writers, content reviewers, Language editors and multimedia team. https://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/
SWAYAM is a programme initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged. SWAYAM seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy.
The courses hosted on SWAYAM are in 4 quadrants – (1) video lecture, (2) specially prepared reading material that can be downloaded/printed (3) self-assessment tests through tests and quizzes and (4) an online discussion forum for clearing the doubts. Steps have been taken to enrich the learning experience by using audio-video and multi-media and state of the art pedagogy / technology. https://swayam.gov.in/About
The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) was initiated by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati and Roorkee) along with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2003. Five core disciplines were identified, namely, civil engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and communication engineering and mechanical engineering and 235 courses in web/video format were developed in this phase.
The main goal of NPTEL Phase II (2009-14) was to build on the engineering and core science courses launched previously in NPTEL Phase I. An additional 600 web and video courses were created in all major branches of engineering, physical sciences at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and management courses at the postgraduate level. Several improvements such as indexing of all video and web courses and keyword search were implemented.
The Spoken Tutorial Project is about teaching and learning a particular FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) like Linux, Scilab, LaTeX, PHP & MySQL, Java, C/C++, LibreOffice etc. via an easy Video tool - Spoken Tutorials. https://spoken-tutorial.org/The salient features of trainings are many. See Below:
ü To come into the program a college has to pay Rs.25000/ as a user fee to train students on any number of courses with Certificates.
ü This distance education method is highly conducive to learn on your own campus.
ü Once one gets started any student or faculty can master the FOSS and also get certificates.
ü UG, PG or Research scholar students and even teachers of Science, IT, Engineering, Commerce, Management, MCA disciplines can learn any of the FOSS.
ü Typically, the first Training at any college is of 2 hours duration. Timing is per the group's convenience.
ü As a first step, the organiser typically a faculty member must register on the Spoken Tutorial site and become authorised to request and conduct training in his/her college.
ü Any college which is organising the Training needs to get a computer lab ready with machines that support sound. There is no lower or upper limit on the number of participants. This just depends on the number of computers available. For additional participants, laptops if available can be used.
ü Support from IIT Bombay is available over Skype, in such cases the main organiser's computer should have a webcam via which the Spoken Tutorial team can monitor the Training and answer questions.
ü If the participants wish to take the test they must do so a month after the Training.
Fakir Mohan Autonomous College has a separate Research and Consultancy Cell, comprising of faculty members from various departments of the institute for transfer of knowledge. Initiatives are undertaken at the institutional level, such as- .Dr. Jayashree Mishra, Asst. Prof. of Psychology, acts as distinguished member in the District Medical Board for providing expertise as a trained Clinical Psychologist. Members of the teaching faculties of Commerce Department offer tax advice gratis. The tax advice covers direct taxes (Income Tax) and GST as well.