Remedial classes are organised in college to assist weak students or the slow learners to improve their performance and understand the basic concepts of a course. Individualised attention during remedial classes helps the students to overcome the subject specific difficulties and improve their grades in final university examination. The main objective of these classes is to provide student centric education to cater the individual needs of the students with well-designed strategies.
The following procedure is followed to conduct remedial classes:
SELECTION OF STUDENTS:
First of all, the courses are selected on the basis of previous semester result and level of difficulty. Students of on-going classes are identified on the basis of previous semester examination marks and students of first semester are identified on the basis of marks in Mid Semester Tests and continuous internal evaluation from all UG and PG Programme. Backlog students and students who voluntarily want to join classes because of difficulty to pace with class are also facilitated with remedial classes.
COURSE SCHEDULE PREPARATION
Schedule for remedial classes is prepared, usually conducting classes before or after regular class hours and at the end of the semester i.e. after the completion of the syllabus in the examination preparatory days. Students are divided into small sized groups. Subject experts from various departments are assigned duty to assist one group. The record of attendance is also maintained by the faculty members.
ANALYZING WEAKNESS AND STRENGTHS OF STUDENTS
After the selection of students and allotment of groups the concerned teacher evaluates the weak points of the students from the previous performance in examinations. The teacher selects the topics from the course which the students were not able to understand during regular classes. He also conducts a discussion with the students to find out the reason of unintelligibility of those topics. After discussion with the students, he/she comes to know about strong and weak points of the student and in consequence to this he/she designs his/her strategy for remedial classes.
CONDUCTION OF REMEDIAL CLASSES
Different student centre techniques/ strategies are used for remedial classes to achieve desired level of learning. Concepts are divided in small parts and demonstrated in simple language. Basics of subjects are cleared through individualized methods, notes on important topics and University question bank are provided. Faculty members give academic as well as personal advice or counselling to student. Revision of important topics is focused and teachers discuss the way of presenting answers in the exam to score good marks. Critical topics are re-explained for better understanding by the teacher. Regular tests are conducted to assess the progress of students. Teachers communicate regularly with parents regarding the performance of the students after the completion of each assessment test.
Each faculty member, who teaches remedial classes maintain all the records like attendance, topic covered, teaching learning material etc. The records are kept in proper manner as prescribed by higher authority from time to time. Performance of the enrolled students in final semester examination is the key indicator of success. After the declaration of results of final semester of students a progress report is prepared by each faculty member in prescribed format explaining the number of enrolled students and pass percentage of the group allocated. If required, strategies of teaching are re-designed for next sessions according to progress report.