Best Practices 2019-20

1.      Title of the Practice

Soil Health Card Programme

2.      Objectives of the Practice

  •   To turn theoretical knowledge into practicalknowledge.
  •   To increase agricultural productivity by testing of soil nutrients.
  •   To guide the farmers to use fertilizers according to deficiency in soil nutrients.
  •   To develop qualities like leadership, unity and self-confidence in students.
  •   To suggest the farmers to plant different crop according to soil nutrients present in their soil.
  •   To financial assist to students participating in soil health card programme.
  •   To give training to the students to operate sophisticated instrument which is beneficial for their academic area as well as industrial profession.

3. The Context

  •   We had to overcome this work without harming the routine teaching work. In such a consideration it was a challenge.
  •   The students were untrained and didn’t aware about such type of work.
  •   The samples, sent from the Govt. authorizes, were so enormous in number that their rapid analysis is a great challenge.

4. The Practice

  •   For this mission of Agricultural Development and for the programme of providing Soil Health Card to each farmer, the authorities of the State Government employed Gram  Sevaks and some local agencies to collect soil samples.
  •   On scientific basis, these collected samples were labeled and sent to our laboratory for testing.
  •   We analyze different parameter like pH, electrical conductivity, organic carbon, phosphorous, potash, sulphur, boron, copper, magnesium, ferrous, calcium, magnesium of soil samples provided by the agriculture department.
  •   After analyze we prepare soil health card and delivered to agriculture department.

5. Evidence of Success

 The first success of this programme, as we completed the analysis and testing of so many samples entrusted to our institution by the State Government authorities during 8 years. Thus, we successfully overcome the entrusted work and its philanthropic gain was enjoyed obviously by our institution, staff and students and by the society too.

  •  Farmers followed soil elements before farming the crop and started using required fertilizers, seeds and pesticides based on soil health card.
  •  Agricultural productivity increased with economical gain.
  •  The institution has been benefited with economical gain by which infrastructural facility fortified.
  •  The qualities like leadership unity and self-confidence blossomed in students.
  •  The students got a fair remuneration for this soil testing work. Thus, their labour remained fruitful.
  •  Along with students, the staff also got a fair remuneration for such a work.



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Number of students benefited


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6.     Problems Encountered and Resources Required

Physical Resources:Chemistry Laboratory, Glass wares, Chemicals, Equipments.

Human Resources:Principal, Coordinator, Teaching-Nonteaching Staff, Students.


7.      Notes (Optional)

Please add any other information that may be relevant for adopting/ implementing the Best Practice in other institutions (in about 150 words).


1. Title of the Practice



2. Objectives of the Practice

  • Recall that carbon dioxide has a well-understood and physically unavoidable warming influence on Earth’s
  • Recognize that positive feedbacks amplify changes, and negative feedbacks reduce
  • Recall that multiple independent records from different places using different methods all show that both CO2 and temperature are
  • Explain that patterns of global warming in the past century can only be reproduced by considering both natural and human influences on climate.


3. The Context

  •   Most of the crops are pollinated by pollinators. The pollinator habitats are in danger and gradually decreasing due to various environmental problems. Because of over population of pollinators, production of crops is also affected adversely. This is worrisome issue of even developed countries. In developing countries like India, where people suffer from malnutrition this is a burning issue.
  •   To increase production of crops we use different types of irrigation systems, pesticides, fertilizers, and various technologies but we hardly pay attention on important role of pollinators. Pollinators are inseparable part of pollination and without pollination production of fruits is not possible. M.N. College, Visnagar has taken responsibility to spread this awareness in surrounding area.

4. The Practice

  •   We have been running awareness programme regarding global worming on different types of social media and by display of photographs, videos since last two years.
  •   Five years ago, we started awareness programme against pollutions spread by different types of fireworks during various celebrations.
  •   We encourage students to use bicycle and public transport.
  •   Students Representatives’ group is doing various activities for global worming awareness programme by giving lectures regularly with the help of power point presentations.

5. Evidence of Success

People and students take initiative for green campus.

6.Problems Encountered and Resources Required

People are habituate with tradition energy sources, so it is difficult to change their mind set.

Resources Required: Students and mentor

Notes (Optional)