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Magadh Mahila College, Patna, Bihar


Magadh Mahila College, Patna, Bihar
Address: Plot / Street / Area
North of Gandhi Maidan
Patna (District Patna)
Bihar, India

Magadh Mahila College, Patna Bihar is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Magadh Mahila College, Patna Bihar is Dr Dolly Sinha Mobile 9431023670).

Magadh Mahila College is situated in Patna of Bihar state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Patna comes under Patna Tehsil, Patna District.

Fax # of Magadh Mahila College, Patna Bihar is +91-612-223454 / 2213738.

email ID(s) is Magadh Mahila College Patna Bihar

Website of Magadh Mahila College, Patna Bihar is http://www.magadhmahilacollege.org/.

Contact Details of Magadh Mahila College, Patna Bihar are : Telephone: +91-612-2223454, 6410533


Magadh Mahila College, Patna Bihar runs course(s) in Degree, Commerce, Computer Applications, Business Management, Science stream(s).
Bachelor of Arts(B.A.)
Bachelor of Commerce(B.Com)
Bachelor of Science(B.Sc)
B.A(Hons) in Computer Applications
B.Sc(Hons) in Computer Applications
Bachelor of Business Administration(B.B.A)
M.A.(Economics, Sociology, Home Science, Psychology)

Approval details: Magadh Mahila College is affiliated with Patna University, Patna

Profile of Magadh Mahila College

Magadh Mahila college is a premier institution for women and well known in the region for its value based education, quality teaching and discipline. Established in the year 1946, it is the oldest Government College for girls in Bihar. This is a constituent college under Patna University which is the seventh oldest university in India. This is the first girls college in the state where teaching in science subjects started as early as 1947. Presently it is imparting education to more than 3000 girl students in 32 degree and diploma courses in the faculty of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Pure Sciences, Commerce, Business Administration and Computer Applications at different levels.


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NAAC report of Magadh Mahila College

The Magadh Mahila College, Patna, volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted the Self-Study Report (SSR) to NAAC in May, 2004. A Peer-Team was constituted by NAAC to visit the Institution and validate the Self-Study Report. The Peer-Team consisting of Professor Nityananda Saha, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal as Chairperson and Professor Mohit K. Ray, Professor of English, University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal as Member-Coordinator and Professor Nihar Ranjan Patnaik, Professor of History, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, Orissa as Member visited the Institution for three days on October 04, 05 & 06th 2004 for validating the SSR. The visit was coordinated by Mr. B.R. Manjunath, Academic Consultant, NAAC.

The Magadh Mahila College, Patna, one of the premier Institutions for women, was established in 1946, as the first Government Girls' College in the State of Bihar. The College is situated in a Campus of 2.5 acres in urban milieu. Initially, the College started its academic journey with only 49 students, the Science Stream being introduced in 1948. The multi-faculty Institution now stands with more than 3000 students which include both Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) Streams. A constituent College affiliated to Patna University, the Institution has 24 Departments and offers 33 Academic Programmes in all: 24 UG, 05 PG, 03 PG Diploma and 01 Certificate Course which include 05 self-financing programmes introduced during 2002 - 2004. The College has recognition under 2f & 12B of UGC since 1956. The College is a Government-funded Institution. The mission of the College has been to empower the girl students through scientific knowledge and skills to enable them to cope and compete with the ever-changing needs and demands of the society and modern age: this is amply reflected by the College Emblem which conveys the message of awareness, universal brotherhood and progress.

The College has a well-qualified teaching faculty strength of 111 members which include 71 Permanent teachers and 40 Temporary teachers. Among the permanent, 54 are Ph.D Degree holders and among the temporary ones, 21 have Ph.Ds. There are 69 members on the non-teaching staff including 20 administrative staff and 49 technical staff. Quite a large number of posts both in teaching and non-teaching section have been lying vacant for a number of years.

The support services available in the College include Central Library, Computer Centre, Health Centre, Bank, Play ground, Sports facilities, Press, Workshop, Hostels, Guest-House, Housing, Canteen, Welfare Scheme, Grievance Redressal Cell, Telephone Booths, Cyber Cafe and Vehicle Parking Shed.

During the last three years, the number of working days and teaching days of the College were 235 and 180 respectively. The academic programmes are run on annual pattern. In PGDCA course, semester pattern is followed. The unit cost of education in the College is Rs. 9,500.00. The average drop-out rate is 5%, while the average success rate is good (~90%) for UG Courses and 80 - 90% for PG Courses. The Management of the Institution is run by the Principal who is assisted by several Committees like Advisory Committee, Development Committee, UGC Committee, Library Committee etc.

The Peer-Team carefully perused and analyzed the Self-Study Report submitted by the College. During the Institutional visit, the Team went through all the relevant documents and visited the various academic departments along with co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the Institution. The Peer-Team also interacted at length with the Board of Management, Head of the Institution, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the Institution. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the seven criteria identified by NAAC, the assessment of the Institution under various stipulated criteria, the commendable features of the Institution as well as the issues of concern are given in the ensuing paragraphs.

Established in 1946, Magadh Mahila College is the oldest Government girls' college in Bihar. In keeping with the college emblem that conveys the message of awareness, universal brotherhood, and progress, the college is committed to combine scientific knowledge and traditional values for the promotion of social equality and empowerment of women. These goals are reflected in some of the new programmes introduced during the last two years such as B A/B Sc in Computer Applications, B. Com, P.G. Diploma in Computer Applications, P.G. Diploma in Women and Child Welfare (2002). For inculcating awareness of the rich cultural heritage of the country the college organizes cultural programmes from time to time with the help of SPIC MACAY.

There is no indication either in the curricula or the self-study report that the objectives are periodically reviewed. In fact, it is evident from the report that as a Government college it follows the traditional curricula and conventional subjects based on Patna University syllabus. However, recently (2000) some new self-financing courses have been introduced which are directly related to the goals and objectives of the college. Women Empowerment, Child Welfare and Population Studies are some such courses. Thus the programmes of teaching and learning have little to do with the goals and objectives. In addition to the Academic Council which reviews the academic programme, periodic reviews of the progress/problems of the students are also conducted by the teachers through interactions with the students. It is also learnt that innovations such as modular curriculum, inter-multidisciplinary approach and inter-institution linkage are 'not applicable' in the case of the college.

The college has a transparent admission system so far as the regular courses are concerned as the admission to regular courses is done through academic record, but in the case of vocational courses admission is made on the basis of the academic record, written test and interviews.

As there is no bridge/remedial courses for students, the individual differences among learners are taken care of through personal interaction between the students and the teachers.
Since there is adequate staff in the college including the ad-hoc teachers, the teaching-learning process runs quite effectively.

The students' progress is monitored periodically through personal interactions, class tests, assignments and terminal examination followed by the final university examination. The periodic assessments are made regularly through tutorial classes. The examinations are also held regularly and the results are published within two months from the last date of the examination.

Teachers are appointed according to the regulations of the Patna University Act through the agencies such as Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC), Bihar University Service Commission and Selection Board. Temporary adhoc teachers are appointed by the Principal on the advice of the Advisory committee which is constituted of the Principal, the Bursar, the Head of the subject concerned and some senior teachers. These appointments are subsequently informed to the university. The list of ad-hoc teachers shows that many of these teachers have doctoral degrees. It is, however, heartening to know that 75% of the faculties have at least one -step higher qualification that what is absolutely necessary.

Recently (2000) some new self-financing courses have been introduced which are directly related to the goals and objectives of the college.

In addition to the CCR, which obviously is confidential, the evaluation of teaching, research, and job satisfaction of the faculty is done through departmental meetings, supplemented by students' feedback.

Some departments run PG courses quite effectively although there is a lack of collaborative approach in the sense that they are not in touch with the other universities/colleges doing these courses.

Although no teacher had gone on study leave during the period under review, the teachers must have opportunities for continued academic progress as is evident from their research activities.

The college promotes research activities. This is evident from the fact that 60% of the faculty are actively engaged in research and two teachers of the department of Sociology are successfully running UGC-sponsored Major Research Projects, and the college has a separate Research Committee to facilitate and monitor research.

The college does not have any 'vigorous and scrutinized publication programme', but the teachers have, nevertheless, published as many as 200 research papers and 22 books. That is quite a commendable achievement for a college.

The college does not promote faculty participation in consultancy work, as is evident from the fact that it 'does not publicise the expertise available for consultancy service'.

The institution is responsive to the community needs, and it has a designated person for extension activities and awareness programmes in the areas of AIDS awareness, women empowerment, population education, environmental issues, and literacy programmes, through NSS.

Magadh Mahila College has an area of 2.5 acres of land located in the urban area of Patna. Although the College has a good building containing Principal's Chamber, College Office, Classrooms, Laboratories, Library, Departmental rooms, Students' Common room, the infrastructure has become inadequate of late in view of the horizontal mobility in some subjects and academic growth.

The college has planned to introduce a number of vocational courses over the next five years.

The maintenance of infrastructure is done with the help of UGC funds and student fees. The libraries and the Laboratories are maintained and modernized mainly with the help of UGC Grant. The salaries of the Part-time or adhoc teachers are paid from the internal resources of the college.

The college has spacious and well-ventilated classrooms and laboratories.

The college has hostel facilities with four hostels. One of these was founded and is maintained by Welfare Department of the Government.

The campus is kept clean.

The college library has a reading room and a Book Bank. It has nearly 1, 12,000 books in its holdings. The library stocks books in seven languages and has books on almost all subjects in Arts, Science and Commerce. However the library does not subscribe to any journal, although some of the departments subscribe to research journals. The Library has just initiated the process of computerization. There is no audio-visual and reprographic facility. The library remains open on all working days from 10 AM to 4 PM. There is a Library Committee to oversee the functioning of the library.

The college does not have any central computer facility, but there are a number of computers in the college. The departments of Sociology, Home Science, Economics, Commerce and the Administrative Office have their own computers. The students and the teachers can avail of the facility of the computer through the Department of Computer Applications. The computers are maintained with the funds generated by the self-financed vocational courses.

The college has a play ground of its own. The college provides sports and physical education under the guidance of a Physical Training Instructor.

A complaint box is used as the mechanism for the redressal of grievances in the college. The Principal and the Advisory Committee look into the complaints and take necessary remedial measures.

The college regularly publishes an updated prospectus describing the various courses offered, hostel facilities, eligibility criteria, fee structure, different societies etc.

The majority students almost 98% are from the state of Bihar. A few seats are also reserved for overseas students.

The pass percentage of students is quite satisfactory (90%). The drop-out rate is about 5%.

The students get the benefit of occasional academic and career counseling through invited lectures.

During the last two years one student 'received merit cum poverty scholarship' and fourteen SC/ST students received financial assistance.

The college has no employment or placement cell.

The college tries to provide a variety of recreational facilities to the students in the campus.

The ex-students of the college have formed an Alumni Association which was registered in 2003. Except annual get together, it has not given any financial support to the college so far.

Magadh Mahila College was established in 1946 and it is the oldest government girls' college in Bihar. This is a constituent college affiliated to Patna University.

There is no governing body. But the college has different committees such as Advisory Committee, Development Committee, Routine Committee, Magazine Committee, UGC Committee, Library Committee, Admission Committee, Examination Committee, Hostel Committee and some Advisory Committees for Self-financing courses. These committees have clearly demarcated areas of responsibilities. The objectives and functions of the committees ensure decentralization and transparency of administration.

The fee-structure including tuition fee and fees for other available facilities per annum is as follows:

B A - Rs 1931/-
B Sc - Rs 2223/-
M A - Rs 2295/-
M Sc - Rs 2719/-

For the session 2003-2005 the fee structure for PG students has been revised thus:

M A (General) - Rs 2668/- for SC/ST - Rs 2500/-
M Sc (General) - Rs 3592/- for SC/ST - Rs 3400/-

Students of Home Science and Psychology are to pay Rs 200/- extra as laboratory fee.

Fee-structure for Vocational Courses -
Computer Applications
U G Rs 11020/-
PGDCA Rs 13520/-
CIC (45 Days) Rs 550/-

Fee structure for Commerce (3 Year Degree Course) students including tuition fee and fees for other available facilities per annum is: - Rs. 5880/-

The college prepares its annual budget. The expenditure for the year 2004-2005 as reflected in the annual budget is of 27487216/- but the receipt for the year, as mentioned in the budget for the year 2004-2005 is of Rs. 5376280/-

The college runs mainly by Government grants. However, internal financial resources of the college are generated from students' enhanced fees, MP fund and other fund raising devices.

The college has a system of internal audit. The report of the Internal Auditors for the year 2003-2004 has been satisfactory on the whole.

No loan facility is available to the employees except the loans from their own provident funds.

The Principal monitors the performance of the non-teaching staff. There is no staff development programme for the training of the non-teaching staff.

The Peer Team has identified some good practices designed to improve the administration and academic performance of the college. These are listed below:
There are several committees with specific responsibilities relating to overall planning, admission of students, examination, extension work, cultural activities etc.

The college runs several self-financing and vocational courses which not only strengthen the regular academic programmes, but also impart value-based education.

The college has four hostels in the campus, and all the hostels are managed effectively and maintained nicely. The borders are quite happy with the facilities available in the hostels. The relation between the superintendents and the borders of the hostels is very cordial.

Through NSS, the college tries to inculcate civic responsibilities among the students.

Students of the college are disciplined and courteous.

The college tries to improve the communication skills of the students and their personality through literary activities, Dramatic Society and Economic Forum.

College extends Computer Literacy Program to teachers, supporting staff and students at affordable rates.

The college library is well equipped with 1,12,000 books. The seminar libraries of different departments are also well equipped with sufficient number of books and journals.

Magadh Mahila College, one of the pioneering Institutions of women's higher education in the state of Bihar, founded just before Independence (1946), has completed 58 years of eventful existence imparting quality education to the women of the region with sincere zeal. This is significantly reflected by excellent record of Alumni who have made name and fame in various walks of life. It is abundantly clear that the College is geared to face the emerging challenging scenario of higher education in the twenty-first Century.

The Peer-Team, after going through the Self-Study Report, and after visiting various academic departments, existing support facilities and scrutinizing available documents, is quite impressed by the commitment of the College family and the dedicated service, the Institution has been rendering to the women of Bihar for all these years in the higher education arena. It is heartening to note that the college has been striving hard by steadily introducing job-oriented diversified courses on self-financing basis.

The Peer-Team sincerely feels that there are many features of the College that deserve to be commended. At the same time, the Team would like to bring to the attention of appropriate authorities of the College, certain concerns for their consideration and necessary follow-up action.

The College has been making all out effort to uphold the vision and mission with which the Institution was originally established. In tune with the current trends in higher education and societal needs, introduction of new academic programmes like PG Diploma in Women's & Child Welfare, Population Studies, Computer Applications and Bachelor Course in Commerce in the self-financing mode has been a successful innovative approach.

Reasonably good results of the students with success rate ranging between 68 - 80% at UG level and 80 - 90% at PG level with toppers and rank holders in many subjects in the University Examinations authenticate the academic achievement of the College.

A band of committed and dedicated teachers is pursuing academic activities through personal research, participation in National and International Seminars, Symposia and UGC Refresher Courses, periodic Publication of Research Papers and through establishment of linkage with reputed outside Institutions .

The fact that quite a large number (> 75%) of teachers, who are already PhDs, have been pursuing research activities with funding from UGC and ongoing research projects in the Department of Sociology is highly commendable. Some teachers particularly in the Department of Physics have successfully acted as Ph.D. Supervisors. The research activities of the teachers are also reflected by publication of 200 research papers and 22 books.

The Central Library is rich with 1,12,000 books and computerization of the library has just been initiated towards modernization of the library.

Many of the academic departments regularly arrange debate competitions and seminars on topics of relevant interest. Students are motivated to participate in extension and awareness programmes like NSS, AIDS, and Environmental Awareness etc.

A sense of discipline prevails in the College maintaining true academic environment.
The College has the remarkable distinction of producing many eminent personalities in the various fields of life, who have excelled in academia, as Civil Servants and also as Members of the Parliament and State Assembly.

Self-appraisal of teachers is in practice supplemented by CCR and Students' feedback.

The students evince a strong sense of belonging to the college about the rich tradition of which they are quite proud. The teacher - student relationship is very good.

There is a strong emotional bond between the superintendents and the boarders of the hostels.

The salaries of the teaching and non-teaching staff are paid through the bank located in the college campus.

The office records are in order.
The Management of the College has limited powers and responsibility; therefore, in all fairness, the College may explore the possibility of having 'Autonomous Status' as per UGC Guidelines for the purpose of having academic growth in diversified areas to attain greater heights.

In the rapidly changing scenario of Higher Education, the College may explore the possibility of introducing more need-based and career-oriented courses like BBA, Microbiology, Bio-Technology, Travel & Tourism, at the first degree level.

The College may also explore the possibility of starting Master's Programmes in MBA, MCA and the discipline of Life Sciences such as Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology even on enhanced fee structure.

The present B.A., B.Sc., B.Com. and general courses may be supplemented with a vocational component in a parallel mode to have job potentiality for those who cannot have vertical mobility to PG courses.

The appropriate authorities of the College i.e. the State Government vis-à-vis Patna University need to address the problem of filling-up the vacant sanctioned teaching and non-teaching posts including the appointment of a permanent Principal.

Internet facilities may be made available to the students even on a token payment both in the Department of Computer Applications and in the Central Library.

Vocational Courses may be strengthened through closer interactions with local industrial houses and potential employers.

The Association of Alumni might be given some office space in the college premises to ensure more effective involvement of the ex-students, particularly, those who have excelled in their professional careers.

For augmenting financial health of the College, measures such as Consultancy by the Faculty Members, Linkage with Industries etc. may be explored.

Certificate Courses in emerging subjects, which are in the pipeline, may be introduced to serve a larger number of women students of the region.

The faculty members might be encouraged with possible assistance to take up research projects, and participate in Seminars, Symposia and UGC Refresher Courses for updating themselves.

On account of visible academic growth of the college during the last few years, there is an acute shortage of space. Possibility of vertical construction of the existing building might be explored seriously.

The Peer-Team, while appreciating the overall functioning of Magadh Mahila College, Patna, in maintaining appreciable academic record with a sense of commitment and dedication, expects much more from it. The Team is convinced that once autonomous in all its aspects of functioning, the College would bloom to its full potential and emerge as one of the leading Institutions of the State vis-à-vis the Country.

The Peer-Team thankfully records its appreciation for the cordial cooperation extended by all sections of the college during the assessment exercise.





Chennai encounter: NHRC to send fact-finding team

The National Human Rights Commission will soon send a team to Chennai to find out the truth of the alleged encounter in which five persons were shot dead by the police, NHRC chairman K.G. Balakrishnan said on Saturday.

We have come across the reports. We will send a team to find out the truth, Justice Balakrishnan who was in Patna to attend a seminar at Magadh Mahila College told.

The team will go through post-mortem and forensic reports and try to unravel the truth, he said.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has directed Director General of Police Abhayanand and the State Home Department to find out details of the alleged encounter in Chennai in which four persons from the State were shot dead by the police.

A total five persons — four from Bihar and one from West Bengal suspected to have been involved in two recent bank heists were shot dead in the alleged encounter in the early hours at Velachery in Chennai on Thursday.

Let the DGP and Home Department find out the facts first, Mr. Kumar said when asked about the State governments next course of action in the matter.

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