2019 also marked three developments crucial for student centric educational system: Formation of student council and college development committee and organization of Aayam, campus recruitment. For the first time college had formal elections wherein students selected their symbols, ran a small campaign and voted for the candidate they trusted. We also had two meetings of the council and it was a fulfilling experience since students through this council now are part of decisions and responsibilities. The council led by President Simran Advani and Secretary Bharati Singh is hoping to contribute to the development of the college. They are also part of the newly formed CDC, college development committee. Dr Raju Arak, experienced professional from AYJNISHD is the external expert guiding the college on the right path though the CDC. Thirdly, HACSE for the first time offered campus recruitment event wherein 7 organizations participated including Dubai International School. Around 45 Second year students and alumni (members of AAHA) benefitted from the effort. Team HACSE was happy to facilitate our students change the dimension from being learner to being teacher - AAYAM!
HACSE, has been organizing CRE (Continuous Rehabilitation Education) programs every year for empowering the in-service special teachers. 2019 was no exception. But special feature this year was inviting national level expert from Delhi as resource person on research methodology - Dr Sansanwal. Apart from the routine flagship activities - Adhikar, Aarambha, Arushi, awareness drive etc, two other things kept us on our toes - our involvement in developing adapted formats for assessment and accreditation for special education for NAAC and preparing ourselves for our NAAC second round scheduled in 2021. In short, 2019 was tiring and hectic - but as Fredrick Herzberg asserts, "the powerful motivation in our lives is not money; it's the opportunity to learn, grow in responsibilities, contribute to others and be recognized for achievements". Bang on Mr. Herzberg, you said it!
Dr. Asmita Huddar