7.3.1 Portray the performance of the Institution in one area distinctive to its priority and thrust.
Promotion of value-based education for inculcating social responsibility and good citizenry.
One of the objectives of the vision and mission of the college is to inculcate social consciousness in the students making them capable of fostering good relationships with others and become tools of social change to serve the civil society at large. The objective is being achieved by organizing various Human Values Community Outreach (HVCO) activities like health camps, blood donation camps, awareness program on various social issues like drug abuse, AID Awareness, traffic rules, swatchtha Abhiyan, Van Mahotsav, national integration, patriotism, etc. in and outside the college campus. Gender sensitivity is another important issue on which the College is fully conscious and organizes various activities. College also commemorates the national festivals and International days including Yoga Day, Earth day, Environment day, and has taken noble initiatives like ‘Nai Pahal’, ‘Muskan’ and Awarding prizes and scholarships to girl students and the needy ones from Schools in the neighborhood. College regularly conducts Physiotherapy and health camps for the neighborhood rural population.
The college is located in a rural area and neighboring villages are suffering from a shortage of many basic facilities primarily in the field of health management. The college conducts free Medical and Physiotherapy OPD on the campus, besides undertaking free Physiotherapy/ health check-up camps in the above-mentioned villages and suggest remedial measures to overcome the health problems faced by the villagers. The students must join these camps to assist the faculty and MO which also inculcates in them a sense of social responsibility. Gratis Physiotherapy activities are also provided in various sport meets organized in Dehradun by Govt./ NGOs. College is managing four Physiotherapy OPD’s on a charitable basis in the city in association with Lion’s Club, Gurudwara Committee, Sakya hospital, and Jankalyan Hospital.
Dolphin Students Welfare Committee comprising 21 student members, several volunteers, and 03 faculty, including the Dean, is very actively engaged in undertaking a large number of social activities such as workshops, awareness programs, and counseling lectures under the de-addiction drive. Students also display enthusiasm for cleanliness and conduct regular activities under Swachhata Abhiyan
We endeavor to fulfill the college’s social responsibility by organizing different HVCO activities in College as well as in the neighboring Panchayats and villages involving students, faculty, and staff. These activities are an essential aspect of a complete education, which emphasizes community services and inculcates social values and commitment towards the civil society at large among the students, faculty, and staff.
The above activities are invariably conducted under the overall umbrella of DSW, NSS, YRC, Scouts & Guides, and NCC. Physiotherapy, Pathology Departments, and medical OPDs play a pivotal role in conducting health camps. During the period under consideration 45 Physiotherapy and health camps and 53 outreach program in the field of, Drug abuse, cleanliness drive under Swachhahta Abhiyan, road safety, plantation drive, Yoga Shivir, and extending helping hand to the underprivileged children in the form of providing them school stationery, uniforms, and sweaters. Besides, 12 programs were held on gender sensitivity and women empowerment.
Altogether approximately 1800 patients were provided the Physiotherapy and health services covering 23 villages in the neighborhood. Additionally, these services were regularly rendered to the State Police and Sports Departments, National Tennis Federation, Senior Ranking Badminton Championship, and Divyang Khel during the last five years.
A total of 10 voluntary blood donation camps were held in the college between 2014 & 2019 and 833 units of blood was donated to IMA Blood Bank, Uttarakhand State Aids Control Society, and State Blood Collection Council of Uttarakhand by the students, faculty, staff, and management.
Dolphin Students Welfare Committee is very actively engaged in undertaking a large number of social activities such as workshops, awareness programs, and counseling lectures under the de-addiction drive. Students also displayed enthusiasm for cleanliness and conducted fortnightly activities under Swachhata Abhiyan. The Dolphinites are very conscious about conserving green cover in the Doon valley and vigorously joined hands with news daily’s to observe Van Mahotsav, wherein thousands of saplings of local forest species were distributed gratis to the residents, schools, and NGOs in the Doon valley.
DSW provides scholarships and free ships to economically weaker and meritorious students of the State on the whole. The college also sponsors prizes for the Uttarakhand State Board (10th & 12th) topper students every year since 2015.
Many times it is felt that time constraint due to heavy academic schedule does not allow us to spend as much time on the above activities as we would have liked.
5. Evidence of success:
The college has achieved judicious success in the practice of the above-mentioned activities by involving the faculty and students of Physiotherapy and Pathology departments as well as the Medical OPD and extension activities of the Dolphin Students Welfare Committee, NSS, NCC, and YRC volunteers. The details regarding participation and evidence of achievement are uploaded on the College website.
Recognizing the immense contribution in Blood donation by our students St. Joseph Academy Alumni Association and Amar Ujala Foundation jointly honored the College with the ‘Mahadanis’ of the Capital on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti-2017. The program was organized to honor the societies and institutions that have made noteworthy contributions in blood donation during the year. The award was given by the Finance Minister of the State.
6. Problems encountered and resources required:
No constraints are felt by the management in sponsoring the above activities since the college is socially conscious of its responsibilities towards society.