Best Practices

Best Practices

Best Practice-1

 Philanthropic activities

Vijayam Science and Arts Degree College was established in 2003. Since then, the college committed to identify and encourage good practices


*To save lives of people through blood donation

*To assist the needy people and help the orphans, old-age homes

*To contribute to the societal goals

*To solve water scarcity problem in the nearby villages

The Context:

    The noble objective had its teething as well as challenging designing and implementation. To save the suffering humanity, the students are guided and motivated for voluntary services. The institution inculcates the young minds to value voluntary services and vitalizes them.

Blood Donation:

Some people need blood for emergency cases; they don’t even know the means to approach the blood bank. With all these concerns the college has set up a team for voluntary blood donations.

Helping the Needy:

Many orphanages and old age homes always need kind assistance. Philanthropic help to the needy lead to initiate the concept of ‘One-rupee collection’ by the institution. The Institute lends help to the needy after assessing various parameters.

Societal Goals:

Swachh Bharat mission focus to maintain healthy and disease-free India. A small action of helping in the achievement of clean India, greenery is maintained in the public places.

Safe RO drinking water:

One of the basic needs of mankind is safe drinking water. There has been water scarcity in most of the rural area’s nearby institutions.


The Practice:

Blood Donation:

The institution associated with the Indian Red Cross society in 2004 and started organizing blood donation camps. So far 19 Blood Donation Camps have been conducted and approximately 3000 units of blood have been donated to the blood banks.

Helping the needy:

The volunteers visit orphanages and old age homes every month to provide necessary commodities and medical help. The institution always helps the student families who are in need.

Social Responsibility:

As a part of corporate social responsibility, institution funded for greenery initiation, seating arrangements, and their maintenance in public places like RTC bus station and Chittoor Government hospital.

Safe RO Drinking Water:

The College set up an RO water plant in Puthalapattu, to ensure safe drinking water for the people living in rural areas.

Evidence of Success:

  • The institution received the “Seva service award” from the honorable governor of AP for two academic years. Many honorary awards have been awarded for this noble practice to the institution.
  • The students have donated 469 units of blood over the past five academic years (2016-2021)
  • Around 20 villages are benefited from RO plant. It serves 20,000 liters of purified drinking water per day.

Problems Encountered:

The institute came across a lot of myths and misconceptions among students regarding blood donation. Many students did not have basic thoughts about blood donation and didn’t come forward to donate blood. Students misconception was that the donations would be misused. Institution has to put lot of efforts in motivativating and convincing the students to fulfill the requirements of the needy.

Best Practice-2

Campus Recruitment Training (CRT) and Placement Activities

               One of the salient features of the institute is CRT program. Sensing the future needs of corporate sector and skills that are in demand, the institution planned to improve the skill among the students.  The training experts monitor the students, they are given training in all areas.


               It is the cherished dream of the institution to share the fruits of knowledge and play a vital role in molding young minds towards designed destinations. The purposeful journey of the institution with an averted distinction is highly hopeful to make miraculous and thumping success in the educational spectrum.


  • To create awareness of placement and selection process
  • To prepare students for placement activities
  • To organize pre-placement training / workshops / mock-interviews / seminars for students.
  • To assist students to obtain placements in reputed companies.

The Practice:

                The rigorous training program is meticulously planned and implemented by senior faculty members who possess meritorious record in their respective knowledge areas. CRT is an intense placement-oriented drill. Intensive training on technical and core knowledge of all streams are provided. Aptitude training programs are conducted to assess and enhance the candidate’s problem solving capability. Analytical, Logical reasoning tests and Group Discussions are conducted to improve their ability.  Exclusive training is provided to boost up the confidence.

Evidence of Success:

               The program is initiated with high expectation and vision to provide placements for students.

Student placement data for the past five academic years is shown in Table-1.

Academic Year

2016 – 2017

2017 – 2018

2018 – 2019

2019 – 2020

2020 – 2021

Number of outgoing students











Number of students placed











Percentage of placements












The graphical representation of year wise placements  is as shown in Figure 1.


The number of companies visited for the past five years in Figure 2.

The average and highest salary package of the students for the past five academic years (2016-2021) is presented in Figure 3.


Problems encountered:

Most of the students of the college are from rural background, and they are from Telugu medium. Lack of Communication skills is one of the major hurdles for campus interview. Therefore, special attention is needed to improve their skills like communication, personality development etc. Periodically CRT classes are conducted beyond the college class hours. However, a few students could not attend the classes due to logistic issues.

Another major challenge faced was many MNCs hesitate to come to our campus as the institute is located in semi-urban area.

Getting a right CRT trainer on campus has been a challenging task. Moreover, providing students with both aptitude and verbal skills, and company specific technical training was a test for the institute to place the students.

Despite all the hurdles, our quality CRT and preparedness of the students has made placement at the institute a grand success.