Today, the role of a college is not only to pursue academic excellence but also to motivate and empower its students to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and productive members of an ever-changing global society. A college must try to provide its students with an atmosphere for multifaceted development, where students are encouraged to channelize their potential in the pursuit of excellence. This can only be possible in a holistic, student-centric environment. The talents, skills, and abilities of each student need to be identified, nurtured, and encouraged so that he/she is able to reach greater heights. Students need to be provided with a platform to think, express, and exhibit their skills. It is necessary to empower them to negotiate several issues that confront them, with the teacher being a facilitator.
Therefore, a good educational system is one that helps a student to nurture his/her talents and overcome shortcomings by providing appropriate, all-encompassing education. This enables the student to develop his/her personality and equips the student to face the challenges of life. At present, we are faced with the challenge of developing a good sense of discipline and moral values within the ever-changing social norms of society. Students these days are much more sensitive; they possess very high self-esteem and believe in independent thinking. Therefore, we ensure that the approach to motivating and getting the best out of the student is based on the positive reinforcement of good work and good behavior.
Our educational philosophy is centered on praise, encouragement, enthusiasm, and affection, rather than criticism, fear, and punishment. We constantly work to develop a sense of discipline and good moral character, where all students are expected to conform to high disciplinary standards and to develop values of tolerance, fair play, compassion, integrity, and fortitude. I would like to end with the words of Albert Einstein, who once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create”.