Kenway- An Introduction
An institution accredited with “A” grade by NAAC
Kenway College of Education, Hanumangarh Road, Abohar is a privately owned and affiliated to Panjab University, Abohar. The college takes pride in the past, embraces the power of the present and delivers the promise of the future ever since its inception in 2007, having completed 11 years of meritorious service to the country in particular, in the field of teacher education for men and women. It aims to produce future teachers with integrated personalities, who can prove as an asset in the national reconstruction.
Kenway College of Education, Abohar is committed to provide quality education to students. To ensure democratic environment in the institution all matters are discussed by involving the Principal and staff representatives from the college. The head of an institution plays a key role in its successful functioning with the co-operation of well qualified and competent faculty consisting of 46 members, 8 of them holding doctoral degrees, 1 with M.Phil. degrees and majority are U.G.C.-NET qualified, 4 pursuing doctoral degree.
The institutional goal is to provide holistic education to prospective teachers and to achieve this goal the objectives of the institution envisage values oriented education, develop critical capacities, enhance skills and competencies, preserve socio-cultural heritage, bring peace and harmony to acquaint student teachers with the impact of globalization on education. In order to carry on and to regulate varied institutional functions, different committees, houses and clubs perform their assigned work.
Kenway College of Education, is recognized by NCTE in the year 2007 accredited with grade ‘A’ in the year 2011.
The college offers programmes such as B.Ed., M.Ed. & D.El.Ed. which is recognized by SCERT. Since the college has to train its students in teaching learning process, it does have a good linkage with the schools in the city. The practice teaching plans are developed in partnership cooperatively involving the school staff and mentor teachers. During practice teaching period, the school subject teachers along with our teacher incharge observe the lessons of the student teachers. The heads of the schools interact with the students and give overall feedback about the performance of the student during teaching practice.
The Editorial board of the institute proudly presents its unique creation in the form of the annual magazine “Kriti” every year Which serves as a platform to highlight the literacy and artistic segment. The magazine also highlights the educational, cultural and sports activities of the institute.
It foster an atmosphere of intellectual vigor and moral rectitude in which the youth of our country may find their fulfillment and achieve greatness as eminent men and women of service.
Kenway college of education looks at education differently. It consistently and constantly works to form students as competent, committed, creative and compassionate men and women for and with others.
In addition to the existing courses prescribed by the Panjab University, Value Education forms a vital part of curriculum to make students aware of the teachers’ responsibility in improving the moral fabric of the society. To inculcate the feeling of social responsibility, various clubs like Youth welfare club, Kautilya Association, Nirala Association, Maurya Association, R.K. Narayanan Association, Aryabhatt Association, Waras Shah Association, Victory Association have been formed which the student joins according to her own interest. The main purpose of these clubs is to make student teachers aware regarding social conditions and ways to blend them with the main stream.
The college is located at the outskirts of the city and provides students with access to a wide range of facilities including well-equipped classrooms, student’s common room, ICT lab, Language Lab and its own canteen. It has its own rich library, sports facilities, and Wi-Fi access. As a part of environment consciousness, the college takes lots of initiatives. The committee promotes green awareness in the campus as well as in the surrounding society through staff and students. Initiatives taken by the college to make the campus eco-friendly include energy conservation, use of solar energy, hazardous waste management and e-waste management. Herbal garden is established in the college campus.
Rich institutional traditions pertain to an inherent autonomous process, equal opportunities, easy accessibility to the faculty and principal and student-centered approach in teaching-learning leads to conducive environment. The institutional goal is to provide holistic education to prospective teachers and to achieve this goal the objectives of the institution envisage values oriented education, develop critical capacities, enhance skills and competencies, preserve socio-cultural heritage, and to acquaint student teachers with the impact of globalization on education. The institution has a democratic flavor at all the levels of its working. The students are active participants in the decision-making processes. There is an adequate student representation in various administrative bodies ensuring collaborative working.
In addition to producing excellent teachers, the college graduates have gone on to excel in numerous other professional fields. Majority of the college faculty has attained the highest degrees possible in their fields. The college continues to expand research efforts and support research initiatives for faculty development and student engagement. The research committee is a catalyst for identifying opportunities, facilitating proposal development, interdisciplinary projects and working with campus wide initiatives related to faculty and student research, research contexts and partnerships with external funding agencies. The faculty and students have a number of books, patents and research papers published in national and international journals. The college also publishes its own refereed research journal ‘The Educational Spectrum’ which has very qualified and experienced members in its board. The faculty members also serve as members of editorial boards for major journals.
The institute provides an enriching powerful field experience in schools to prospective teachers and inspires them for self-directed and lifelong learning by bridging the gap between pedagogical and content knowledge. The institute contributes in the professional development of the school sector. The institute provides a values-based education that informs the development of ethical judgment and behavior. The College faculty is committed to supporting our students and collaborating with the community in order to prepare our graduates to meet the demands of their profession and exceed their professional goals. The students go for community service in the adopted village and social service centers on regular basis. To inculcate the feeling of social responsibility various clubs have been formed which the student joins according to her own interest. The main purpose of these clubs is make student teachers aware regarding social conditions and ways to blend them with the main stream.
The college encourages a gamut of extra-curricular activities at state, regional and national levels for the overall development of the students. Prospective teachers are given ample opportunity to participate in co curricular activities. This includes zonal & inter zonal youth festivals, State level skill in teaching competitions, inter college competition and various competitions organized within the institute. Sports and Physical training are compulsory as part of overall development of personality. The institute has the legacy of excellence in academics and co curricular activities. Counseling facilities are available and a full-fledged career guidance cell is operational. A general grievance cell functions under the guidance of the Principal and precautions are in place for the overall safety of students. The Alumnae association plays an active role in contributing to the growth and development of the institution by participating in various activities including orientation week where they orient the fresher’s regarding academics as well as the institution ethos and initiating the book bank facility in the institute. The placement Cell of the college has been launched to train and employ the graduates and post graduates of the college in well-reputed institutions. Student progression records are maintained and regular feedback is sought from the students. Self-evaluation and introspection can only lead to improvement, therefore the tradition of constant revision of plans and policies is strongly upheld.
Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the college ensures the quality of various activities conducted in the college. The Quality Policy is evolved through meetings and interactions of the Management, Staff members, Students, Alumnae members and other Stakeholders. The management welcomes suggestions from all quarters; even from individuals personally for the improvement, effectiveness and efficiency of the institutional processes.
Kenway College of Education thus, is an educational institution, which stands for quality and humanity without compromises. It is an institution of high repute having carved a name for itself with achievements of unrivalled standards. But the college in the quest of excellence is striving hard to accomplish new heights through expansion of its activities and by enhancing its growth. The institution does not intend to rest on its achievements and laurels but constantly work with great zeal and enthusiasm to achieve more in pursuit of excellence.