Learning at The American College has always been a unique and a student centric experience that has been well augmented by the autonomous system of education institutions of higher education in the country. As the college practises democracy and equality to the core, the students play a role more than that of a student. They enjoy the learning experience with activities such as debates, group discussions, outdoor sessions, student-seminars, role plays. Thus, the classes have ample student talk-time and not just merely composed of monotonous teacher talk-time. Class room interactions of the students include but not restricted to group discussions, seminars, debates, outdoor sessions and role plays.
Workshops, Seminars, Conferences, Invited lectures, Interactions with experts in respective fields, Meet the Authors programmes and other such activities are regularly arranged by the departments so as to enhance the questioning capacity, and the reasoning competence of students.
The science stream of courses offer students individual projects at postgraduate level and group projects at undergraduate level that include current research problems involving state of the art technologies and inputs & ideas from experts in the field. Findings from many such research projects are translated into scientific publications in peer-reviewed indexed scientific journals.
Field visits, Industrial visits, study tours, internships, and case studies are the most common and often happening experiences in the student’s collegiate life at The American College. The Academic calendar is housed exclusively with a slot of Field Trip Holidays spanning for a period of four days mentioned for the purpose of carrying out visits to industries and relevant fields. Industrial visits enhance the students’ views and ideas about the future work environment and requirements of the industries. This enables the students to design their own strategic plans for moulding themselves by utilizing the resources of the college as a complete package of employable candidates. Similarly visits to other higher educational and research institutes help the students to understand the status of current research and future trends in research and development. Field visits, apart from rejuvenating the students, impart knowledge and understanding on real life issues such as environmental impacts, socio-economical demands and other such issues.
The American College has a unique structure in its curriculum in which all the undergraduate students have Service Learning as part of their learning process. All the activities of these programmes are field /activity based modules that expose the students to the world and help them to understand the world in a better way.
Besides, all the departments of the college have their own Student Associations, which are totally run by the students themselves, with the help of one faculty member of the department acting as President. This practice helps students to develop leadership quality, tolerance & co-operation among themselves and in the society. Each association of different departments of the college carry out various subject-related activities specific to their departments. A few of the activities include invited lectures, consulting the experts, workshops, brain storms, quizzes and inter-collegiate competitions.