The magnificent objective of the Institution, as its best practices, is to bring the broken desks and benches which were made from iron and wooden materials back to the usage for the benefits of the students again. Also, the Institution, with its exemplary act of recasting the materials which were of no use and worthless into the refurbished and brand-new desks and benches, sets certain traits for the students successfully so that they could as well cultivate the sense of belonging of the public properties. Many laboratory equipments like pipettes and burettes were made out of the wooden wastage and put in into use by science Departments.
As the college is located on the very shore of the Bay of Bengal, it is susceptible that the iron desks and benches besides being damaged it also have got rusted due to the gust of wind from sea throughout the year. Out of the strenuous and undeterred hard work, some 300 sets of five seaters, from the scrapes of iron were put into use facilitating a better teaching and learning process to a next level.
No Government College located across the State has ever taken this initiative to bringing the waste into worth the practice and reusable objects as this Institution has done as part of its Best Practices.
Also, it not an extolling but worth mentioning that in addition to Lecterns and Teachers’ table some 200 sets of wooden desks and benches were revived out of the heap of wooden planks. No doubt that these wooden Tables and benches would have the value of ancient artefact as they are recast from pure teak wood of the distant past.
The institution in its Herculean task of converting the worthless waste into the objects inestimable in worth in terms of its heritage values behind, has had certain formidable challenges like legal, financial and institutional factors which needed to be amicably addressed on its execution.
As this is a Government Arts college, due permission legally from the Government has been sought before taking up this remarkable work.
In addition to the legal procedures, there has been, yet another issue called financial constraint. With the amount granted from the Parent- Teachers Association, the renovation of wooden and iron desks and benches from the state of heap of scrapes to the state of artwork ever admirable has been successfully accomplished.
The traditional art of Archery should be a fruit at hand to our rural students to stand tall in the National Arena.
Introducing Archery camps to our students thereby involving them to indulge in this target oriented traditional game. We are proud to say that Periyar Arts College, Cuddalore was the first Government College to Introduce Archery in the State.
An Archery coach with self interest is allowed to train our students both men and women with regular session everyday and it is open to all . First we have introduced the Indian Bow and motivated the students. Eventhough less number of students are involved in regular sessions the steadfast attitude will result its success in near future.
Every year we conduct Archery competition among the staff also. There are much eager in the arrow to reach the target.
In the beginning as an interest in “Balloon shooting in the beach” many of the students and staff joined as fantasy and some of them were persistent and consistent in practice and we are satisfied by their improvement which lead us to step in the All India Inter University Archery competition for both men and women for the first time in the History of our College .We assure a NATIONAL MEDAL in future.
The Indian Bow is affordable but the cost of compound and Recurve are costlier Apart from the expenses we have no hindrances.
We can create a college Archery team /club statewide which will lead us reach the altitude as a team if this is implemented as a scheme.