Student centric methods, such as experiential learning, participative learning and problem solving methodologies are used for enhancing learning experiences
The learning process is student-centred in North Lakhimpur College.
Participatory learning activities like presentation of seminars and assignments/project work, collection of information from Internet, is encouraged. The Seminar method, in which students themselves are guided to present topics for the class, is widely used. Peer teaching and learning through group academic activities such as projects and presentations help students to take responsibility for what is learnt. A good Library and access to online resources help the student to gain competency in reference work and research.
Experiential learning is used in the departments like Education, science departments, Journalism and Mass Communication, etc., where student has to undertake project work, field work where self learning by students is core of the work. Such activities contribute to self management of knowledge development, skill formation in the student and provides requisite platform to the student to become confident and self reliant. The college biotech hub also offers hands-on-training to students on various aspects of life sciences. The college also has a digital library and two language laboratories in which the students can enhance their learning ability and language skill.
Our unique approach to student learning prepares the students for the challenges of life and work. The aim is to help the students to fulfil their intellectual and personal potential in a way that significantly contributes to each and every role they play in society. Apart from the class seminars the teachers also engage the students in limited tutorial classes in the college, which gives an opportunity for mutual interaction between the teachers and students. Such academic counselling is helpful to the students for personality development and to have clear academic conception and to develop problem solving ability. There is also provision for mentors/advisors for each class or group of students for academic and personal guidance. The students are divided into groups and each group is provided with mentor/advisor to provide academic and personal guidance to the needy students. Moreover, civic activities and problem solving abilities are developed among the students through NCC and NSS wings of the college.
The thrust area identified is to affect a paradigm shift in the knowledge delivery system. We visualize, in the immediate future, a smooth transition to digital learning without sacrificing the strengths of the conventional class room.