- The College encourages the students to take part in all curricular, co-curricular and extension activities to make the best use of facilities available for their holistic development.
- The College believes and practices in continuous and comprehensive monitoring of the progress of the students and same is intimated to the parents and guardians.
- The College desires 100% attendance from the student teachers. It is compulsory for B.Ed students to attend at least 90% of the class lectures in each paper under all opted subjects.
- If a student fails to attend the minimum required percentage of a class 990%) he/she will not be able to write the end semester examinations.
- Students coming from other than English medium will have free special English coaching class.
- The enrolled students are encouraged to complete their course of study and not to withdraw in between otherwise he/she will be liable to pay the fees for the entire period. (More information: Refer Regulations of the Institution)
The college solicits the cooperation of the parents/guardians to:
- Ensure a regular and punctual attendance and also the academic progress of their wards/son/daughter
- Cooperate the college the authorities in holistic formation of their wards.
- Visit the college website www.loyolasikkim.org for any information.
- Be the resourceful stakeholders and part of PTA
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Loyola College of Education, Namchi is a Minority Institution managed by the Darjeeling Jesuits of North Bengal. It has a Governing Body with the Provincial of Darjeeling Jesuit Province as its President. To support it in the day-to-day running of the Institution there is a Managing Committee of the College with representatives of the Government of Sikkim, the Sikkim University, the Teaching Staff of the College and that of the well known educationists of South Sikkim.
Loyola College of Education, Namchi is an Un-Aided Institution. Hence, all its financial needs are met entirely by the fees collected from the students, which is revised periodically according to the needs of the institution. Fees are charged as per the Fee Structure approved by the Managing Committee of the college. A copy of the same shall be sent to each of the selected candidates. Both, the Academic and the Hostel Fees are to be paid in FOUR installments. The first Installment is collected at the time of admission while the remaining three shall be collected on the first three working days of the remaining three Semesters.
Loyola College of Education, Namchi, is affiliated to the Sikkim University ( A Central University established by an Act of Parliament of India, 2007). It enjoys permanent recognition by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), the statutory body for training teachers for Secondary Education and has been NAAC accredited with a [B] Grade.
The admission to Loyola College of Education, Namchi, is open to all irrespective of their caste, creed or class, sex and place of birth. However, everything being equal, a preferential option is given to the candidates form Sikkim and also those from the under-privileged group whom Christ loved and served most.
Only those candidates would be eligible for admission who have secured a minimum of 50% in the aggregate in their Graduation/Post Graduation examinations form any recognized university. (Relaxation would be granted to SC/ST candidates who produce the relevant certificates). Working knowledge of English is essential. Applicants coming from Universities other than Sikkim University need to submit their Migration Certificates preferably at the time of their admissions or latest by the end of July. Since the Affiliating University, i.e. Sikkim University does not specify any age limit for admission to B.Ed. course, there is no Age –Limit for admission.
The medium of instruction in the college is English. All curriculum transactions, such as Micro Teaching, Simulated Teaching, Internship Teaching, Term Papers, and Mid Semester as well as the Final Semester Examinations will be in English.
The College offers the following school subjects as the method papers:
Group I. English, History, Geography, & Economics;
Group II. Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Physics and Chemistry.
As per the present syllabus, a teacher trainee will have to choose TWO subjects from the above, taking ANY TWO from either Group. However, if the number of students choosing a particular subject is less than five, then that particular Method Paper may not be offered by the college; students will have to opt for some other subject.
From the academic session 2015 – 2016, B.Ed. course is of two years duration divided into four semesters. The semesters are named as Spring (Vasanta) and Monsoon (Varsha) which are the two very crucial seasons for the sustenance of the entire hill and mountain regions. Table 1 highlights the academic period of the College.
The College provides every opportunity to her students for their training in planning and organizing co-curricular activities. A rich and wide variety of activities like Quiz, Singing, Debate, Art, Gardening, Games and Sports competitions etc. are organized during the academic year. To foster Co-operative learning, Guided Small Group Discussions are incorporated among the other scholastic activities. Further, so that the students do not lose sight of their rich Religious and Cultural heritages amidst the wave of modernity, all major religious and cultural feasts are celebrated with great enthusiasm.
ICT room is opened from 9.00 A.M. – 4.10 P.M. It is equipped with broadband internet connection and printer. Students are encouraged to make the best use of the facilities made available.
The library of Loyola College of Education is a hub of academic and research activities. The library has potential collection of valuable rare books, reference books, important journals and educational CDs and DVDs for the use of students, staff, non teaching staff and the alumni of the College. The total number of books in the library at present is 7000+, and the number of periodicals subscribed to is 19. The library provides current awareness services to the readers through newspapers. clippings, newsletters etc. It is opened from 8.30 A.M. – 4.10 P.M. except on Sundays and College holidays. Students can borrow a maximum of 2 books at a time for a period of 5 days. It is digitalized now.
Within its campus, Loyola College of Education, Namchi provides two hostels, one for men and the other for women. Each of these hostels has an intake capacity of fifty, (shared rooms), making up the total of a hundred in the hostels. Apart from these two hostels, there is also a Jesuit staff residence. As the institution aims at the all round development of her students, apart from providing excellent academic facilities, she also provides games, both indoor and outdoor facilities; there is an excellent basketball court of international standard, two volleyball courts, and three outdoor badminton courts. Keeping in mind the weather situation, she also provides other indoor games facilities.
The University Education Commission 1948 – 49 recommended introduction of national service in the academic institutions on voluntary basis with a view to developing healthy contact between the students and teachers on the one hand and establishing a constructive linkage between the campus and the community on the other hand. The outreach programmes of the college include:
- Blood Donation Camp in College.
- Campus Cleanliness Drive.
- Awareness Campaign on Social issues like HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, Gender sensitization, Environment etc.
- Networking with the Local NGOs.
Special programmes include:
- Observation the Independence Day, National Integration Day, National Education Day etc.
- Responding to Natural Calamities like Earthquake, Landslides etc.
- Workshop on Teaching Competencies.
- Publication of theme based College Magazine.
- Professional Development Programmes for Teachers.
- Computer Literacy Programme and
- Spoken English.
- Guest Lectures.
- Educational tours/excursions/field trips.
- Organizing State & National levels seminars
- Publication of a research based educational journal.
- Organizing exhibitions, and social out-reach programmes.
It is compulsory for a student to attend at least 80 percent of the class lectures in each paper/course offered in each semester. If a student fails to attend the minimum percentage (80%) of classes as prescribed by the University in individual papers, she/he will not be able to write the end semester examination and such candidates name will be struck off from the College/University rolls.
Disciplinary actions would be taken against students who absent themselves from classes without their written leave applications to and their subsequent approval of the Principal. Should the students absent themselves from a particular class only, they need to inform the respective subject teacher. It is compulsory to be present both on the last day before and on the first day after all major holidays, like Puja, Diwali and Winter Vacations.
All the term papers/ tutorials along with mid-term tests and end semester test scripts will be evaluated by the concerned course teacher internally. This means a teacher teaches, sets the questions and evaluated the performance of her/his students. The course (subject) teachers also discuss the answer scripts of each student of the Mid Semester test and Term Papers in the class in order to help the student improve her/his performance continuously. This makes evaluation more open and interactive. Each student has to write a term paper, complete practical and classroom exercises in each subject (whatever applicable) in all the semesters. She / he has to compulsorily make a presentation in the class and subject herself/himself to cross questioning by the classmates/ teachers. The following table 2 shows the methods of Evaluation:
The college starts at 09.00 A.M. and ends at 04.10 P.M. with the Lunch break from 12.10 P.M. – 01.00 P.M.