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Patna Womens College, Patna, Bihar
Patna Womens College, Patna, Bihar
Patna (District Patna)
Bihar, IndiaPin Code : 800001
Patna Womens College, Patna Bihar is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Patna Womens College, Patna Bihar is Dr (Sr.) Doris D Souza A.C., Dr. Sister Marie Jessie A.C (Mobile 9771443854, 9835023025).
Patna Womens 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 Patna Womens College, Patna Bihar is 0612-2531196.
Contact Person(s) of the Patna Womens College, Patna Bihar is (are): Dr. Aprajita Krishna (Mobile 9431632519).
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Website of Patna Womens College, Patna Bihar is http://www.patnawomenscollege.in.
Contact Details of Patna Womens College, Patna Bihar are : Ph: 0612-2531186, 2531369
Ms. Aprajita Krishnan, (O) : 0612-2687007, (M) : 09431632519
CoursesPatna Womens College, Patna Bihar runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
B.A, B.Sc., B.Com.
Approval details: Patna Womens College is affiliated with Patna University, Patna
Profile of Patna Womens CollegePatna Womens College is the first college for women in Bihar. It was established in 1940 with the support of Bishop Sullivan S.J., Patna. The College is run by the sisters of Apostolic Carmel. Initially, only Arts subjects were taught
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NAAC report of Patna Womens CollegeSECTION 1: PREFACE
The Patna Women's College (PWC), Patna, Bihar volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted the Self-Study Report (SSR) to NAAC in December 2003. A Peer Team was constituted by NAAC to visit the institution and validate the Self-Study Report. The Peer Team, consisting of Prof. Nityananda Saha, Vice-Chancellor, Kalayani University, Kalyani, West Bengal as Chairperson, and Prof. Mohit Ray, Professor of English and Head, Academic Affairs (English), Directorate of Correspondence Courses, University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal, and Dr. R. N. Mishra, Principal, G. M. College, Sambalpur, Orissa as Members visited the institution for three days, on 28th and 29th February and 01st March, 2004. The visit was coordinated by Mr. B. R. Manjunath, Academic Consultant, NAAC.
The Patna Women's College, Patna, a constituent college of Patna University since 02nd January 1952, situated in a campus of 29.4 acres in urban milieu, was established in 1940 with only 11 students as the first women's college in Bihar. Today the multi-faculty institution stands with 2839 students, including 2563 students in undergraduate courses and 276 in the only postgraduate course, MA in Home Science, and the two postgraduate diploma courses in Fashion Designing and Computer Applications. The college has 24 departments and offers 23 academic programs in all: 16 UG, 01 PG, 02 PG Diploma and 04 Vocational. A number of certificate courses are in the pipeline. Four vocational courses at UG level (Bachelor of Computer Applications, Advertising and Sales Management, Industrial Micro-Biology, and Bachelor of Communicative English with Media Studies) and two at PG level (PG Diploma in Fashion Designing and PG Diploma in Computer Applications) are in Self-Financing (SF) category. The Commerce faculty that came into being in 2002 offers BCom Honours, also in SF category. There are 475 students in the Self-Financing courses. The institution got UGC recognition under 2f and 12B in 1956 itself. The college is a grant-in-aid institution. The motto 'Semper Sapientiae', meaning 'Always Wise' summarizes the basic value that is sought to be inculcated in the minds of students with the aim of women empowerment through higher education.
The college has a well qualified teaching faculty strength of 129 members, including 57 'permanent' teachers and 72 'adhoc'/'part-time' teachers. Among the permanent, 37 are PhD holders, and among part-timers, 22 have PhDs. There are 67 members on the non-teaching staff, including 22 administrative staff, 21 technical staff, 15 supporting staff, and 09 library personnel.
The support services available in the college include central library, computer center with limited internet facility, sports facilities, hostel, work shop, bank, guest house, college bus, drinking water facilities with water coolers, canteen and telephone booth.
In the academic year 2002-03, the number of working days and teaching days of the college is 250 and 200 respectively. Most of the courses are run on annual pattern and only a few on semester system. The unit cost of education in the college is approximately Rs. 3044.19/- with salary component included and Rs. 1760.43/- without salary component. The average dropout rate is 16.84% for UG and 7.75% for PG; the average success rate is 98% for UG and 100% for PG respectively. The Management of the institution, 'Sisters of Apostolic Carmel' runs a large number of educational institutions at various levels and other organizations in India and other countries.
The Peer Team carefully perused and analyzed the Self-Study Report submitted by the institution. 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 Governing Body, 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 Peer Team has assessed the institution. The assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are given in the ensuing paragraphs.
SECTION 2: CRITERION - WISE ANALYSIS:
CRITERION 1: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
In the State of Bihar, curriculum for undergraduate courses is prepared by Inter University Board (IUB) in accordance with the UGC guidelines to maintain basic uniformity in educational standards. As a constituent college of Patna University, the college follows the syllabi prescribed by the University for Humanities, Science, and Commerce faculties both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, mostly in the non-semester (annual) pattern. The college offers 23 programs: 16UG, 01PG, 04 vocational and 02 PG Diploma programs. The vocational subjects are offered on Self-Financing basis. Many of the programs are conventional in nature as the college is working as a constituent college. However, the Team is pleased to note that the college has shown considerable interest in designing new courses of study which are more relevant and need-based. Initiatives have already been taken in this direction by the different departments.
Within the regulations of the present system, the college takes about 1 year to introduce a new program. A few vocational courses have been introduced in recent years in accordance with the new trends and needs; at UG level, Bachelor of Computer Applications, Advertising and Sales Management, Industrial Micro-Biology, and Bachelor of Communicative English with Media Studies and two at PG level, PG Diploma in Fashion Designing and PG Diploma in Computer Applications. Proposals for more vocational programs, mostly leading to certificates, have already been submitted by some departments to UGC for approval. The BCom Honours, also in SF category, was started in 2002 owing to persistent demand from students and parents.
For 'aided' courses, the syllabus is designed by the University whereas for SFCs, the 'College Syllabus Committee' designs the syllabus and adopts, on approval from University. The college has made efforts in introducing innovations in curriculum design. The Communicative English course was modified by including Media Studies as an additional component so that it acquires added relevance.
The college conducts seminars/workshops bringing in academic peers to share their knowledge and expertise. The college-industry-neighborhood has been established in the vocational departments. The linkage is for field visits, demonstrations, experiments, projects, and on the job training for the students. Guest lectures by the professionals in industry are also organized for the benefit of students. Holistic development of women to make effective contribution to the creation of new society has been the main goal of the institution since inception. The programs are generally in conformity with the mission, goals and objectives of the institution.
CRITERION 2 : TEACHING - LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Admission to vocational courses is based on special entrance tests; for the other courses, it is based on academic record. Reservation policy of the State government is followed in admission to 'aided' courses.
The college regularly assesses the student's knowledge and skill through home assignments, class assignments, quizzes, projects, etc.. In the department of English, there is a system of fortnightly book reviews for Honours students through which the critical and linguistic competence is periodically assessed. There is an informal mechanism for providing remedial courses to the educationally disadvantaged students. The advanced learners are assigned higher academic and other tasks. The college may utilize the UGC assistance for conducting remedial classes for the academically weak.
The college has a mentor system, started recently, wherein each teacher is assigned a few students. The teachers look after the academic progress of their students and extend help at the time of need. The system has had a salutary impact and led to strengthening of interpersonal relationships. At the beginning of each academic session, through discussions at departmental level, the teachers prepare a teaching plan to conduct the courses efficiently. Adherence to teaching plan and timely completion of syllabi is monitored by the respective HODs. The Principal oversees the timely execution of all academic and other related programs. Tests and terminal examinations are conducted. Results of the examination are reviewed as feedback for teaching. Apart from regular classroom teaching, seminars and symposia are organized at regular intervals to motivate the students. In courses where job training is necessary, students have to submit the project report after institutional training and it is part of the internal assessment. Guest faculties are also invited from the academic or allied sectors to share their expertise and to provide practical skills to students.
The use of OHPs and audiovisual aids supplements classroom teaching. However, there is need to develop a centralized audiovisual facility for easy access of equipment to faculty for use in the classroom and to develop their own teaching aids. Student are encouraged to take part in Inter-collegiate seminars, quiz, and symposia. The other learner-centered teaching methods adopted in the college include group discussions, presentations, surveys, projects, assignments, book reviews, seminars/workshops, field studies, study tours, exhibitions screening of films, debates and interactive sessions with visiting scholars, etc.. The activities of each department provide ample scope for extra-curricular and co-curricular learning.
The college does a periodic assessment to evaluate students. Assignments and seminars which form an integral part of evaluation methodology enable the teachers to assess the students. The final examination is designed and conducted by Patna University.
The number of working days of the college during the academic year 2002-03 was 250; of these 200 were teaching days. The work-load per teacher per week is 18 periods. Over 60% of the classes are taught by the full-time faculty.
The college has 129 faculty members, including 59 PhDs. Of the 129 teachers, 57 are 'permanent' teachers; the remaining comprise of guest, part-time and adhoc teachers. Due to the embargo on recruitment by the State Government, the Management provides some teaching and non-teaching hands from its own resources.
Many teachers are members of reputed professional bodies and have been resource persons in national and international seminars. The college encourages the teachers to avail of FDP of the UGC, to take up minor and major research projects, and to participate in national and international seminars apart from their participation in Refresher Courses and Orientation Courses. In the last two years, 18 teachers as participants and 09 as resource persons have attended workshops/seminars/conferences.
Self-appraisal of teacher performance is done annually. Student evaluation of teacher performance using a proforma has been introduced from last year. The student feedback has been systematically analyzed and utilized for improving the teaching - learning process.
A few teachers have received awards for their achievements in academic and allied fields. The college has linkages with reputed institutes/organizations for teaching/research. There is a center for Women's Studies, opened in December 2000, to focus on matters relating to women issues. The college has celebrated its diamond jubilee in the year 2000.
CRITERION 3 : RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
Though, being mainly an undergraduate college, the college is teaching-oriented, a keen interest in research and novel ideas and approaches to academic issues are evident in all departments of the college. Eighteen teachers are engaged in active research. Ten have registered for their PHD; the college facilitates part-time researchers by allowing them study leave. Eight have been awarded PhD in the last 5 years. Quite a few teachers are authors and also have a number of research publications to their credit. The UGC COHSSIP project, being implemented by departments of History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, English, and Home Science is helping in coming up with significant teaching innovations. On the whole, thee are 04 ongoing projects in the college with a total outlay of Rs.1,40,000/-.
For all the vocational subjects as also traditional subjects of Economics, Geography, Home Science, and Psychology in-house projects is a curricular requirement. The college, mostly at the initiative of Vocational; departments, has organized a number of conferences/seminars/workshops. A seminar on 'Women reservation in Parliament' was organized by the department of Political Science. A seminar/exhibition on 'water management' was organized by Eco Task Force.
Some effort has been made on the consultancy front by a few teachers, mainly from vocational departments. Some teachers have provided consultancy in evaluating teacher performance in schools in Patna. One teacher has given numerous radio broadcasts and assisted in authoring books for IGNOU and Patna University study material for Distance education courses. One Economics teacher has offered consultancy services for national/international bodies in human resource management and related aspects. The college needs to recognize and encourage competent teachers to offer consultancy. Such an exposure will not only enrich the faculty, but also be immensely beneficial to the students.
The NCC is very active in the college. There are 56 cadets. Weekly parade is held for 2 hours every Friday. The cadets have taken part in ATC, TSC, RD Parade, and NIC and won accolades for their performance. This year one cadet had been Nepal under Youth Exchange Program. The cadets have won handsome cash awards from corporate bodies. Every year, the cadets have been able to get some NCC based scholarship or the other. The unit organizes SSB training for cadets; some cadets have made it to defense services as officers.
The NSS unit of 100 volunteers has been revived after 18 years, from September 2003. The NSS with its motto 'Service to Humanity' has organized literacy programs for the underprivileged children, AIDS rally, human chains to create public awareness on various issues, etc.. There is scope for further utilization of student potential in extension activities and outreach programs.
The Eco Task Force (ETF), a student body of the college, has several achievements worthy of mention. Its activity in collaboration with Ministry of Environment and Forests, GOI, in holding National Environment Awareness Campaign (NEAC) deserves special mention. The genetic nursery and the Eco Farm on the campus are examples of the good work being carried out by the ETF.
CRITERION 4 : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college has excellent infrastructure developed over the years to maintain a high quality of academic and campus life. There are sufficient physical facilities and adequate learning resources. The laboratories are quite spacious, well-equipped, and appropriately located. The college has adequate well-maintained buildings surrounded by beautiful gardens. There are spacious playgrounds, a common room, a canteen, a telephone booth and the extension counter of a bank. Due care is taken to develop the infrastructure when new courses are introduced so that the students do not experience any space constraint.
Many departments have departmental libraries. The college has a fairly well equipped library with author/title index cards in cabinet catalogues with the facilities for reprography, internet and audio-video facilities. Though there is no central computer facility, the department of Computer Applications is used for the purpose. Many departments including library and office have computers of their own. The computer center may be utilized for developing various application packages useful in college administration.
The college has excellent physical facilities for sports, which include a cricket field, a basketball court, tracks for athletics, facility for aerobic drills and yoga. A spacious gymnasium is under construction under UGC assistance. There is a well-equipped auditorium, which helps the students to develop their skills in creativity and performing arts.
The college provides hostel accommodation for about 160 students and the hostel has facilities for games and recreations. Various functions in the hostel are intended to develop the individual personality, leadership qualities and managerial skills of the students.
The provision for First Aid and the University Dispensary take care of the health of the staff and students of Patna University.
In brief, the vast sprawling campus, imaginatively designed buildings, spacious class rooms and laboratories, beautiful, well maintained gardens with colorful flowers, playgrounds and the sylvan setting provide an ideal atmosphere to the young learners to study and realize their latent talents. In every respect the College shows impressive signs of growth, both horizontal and vertical.
CRITERION 5: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The college consistently maintains very good results including a number of ranks in the University examinations. Financial aid of various specifications is available to the meritorious and needy students from University, State Government agencies and other philanthropic bodies. A good many have been beneficiaries of these aids.
In the field of sports, the achievements of the college are impressive. The students have done the college proud by participating and winning in University, State and National level events in Table tennis, football, basketball, cricket, throw ball, badminton, carom, chess and athletics.
Students are also trained in yoga and aerobics. Sports talent is encouraged through awarding prizes, and certificates at the Annual Sports Meet. Sports achievers may be further encouraged through giving preference in admission and specific concessions/incentives like waiver of hostel establishment fee, financial assistance from corporate sponsors and cash awards. The achievements on cultural front are laudable too. The students have taken part in inter-collegiate cultural competitions and won a number of laurels for the college.
The college publishes its updated prospectus annually, both in English and Hindi. The prospectus contains necessary details on college profile, admission matters, courses and facilities available, regulations concerning general discipline, library rules, etc.. A separate information bookelet on vocational courses is also published.
The college has no formal Employment Cell or Placement Officer, but effective placement services are available for students of vocational stream. The teachers of the vocational courses in general and the coordinators in particular liaise with recruiting firms and facilitate students in their job seeking effort. The On-The -Job (OJT) component in these programs also helps in bringing students and prospective employers in mutual contact thus facilitating the job seeking effort.
However, necessary steps need to be taken to encourage students studying conventional course also to take up some value-added courses to improve their employability. It is heartening to note that some very reputed firms have found students of the college suitable for positions in their organizations. A formalized Career Guidance Cell and Placement Cell would go a long way in enabling all students in making informed choices in their career pursuits.
The college does not have a health center of its own but utilizes the services of the University Dispensary available to the colleges in Patna Medical College Hospital. The medical services are available for students, teachers and non-teaching staff. The college has first-aid facilities.
The alumni of the college maintains an active rapport with their Alma Mater and plays a supportive role in college activities. Being a prestigious college of the region, it has among its alumni an assortment of professional: academicians, teachers, doctors, engineers, advocates, judges, scientists, pilots, civil servants, politicians, artists, and so on. There is scope to further tap the alumni potential to facilitate the multifarious activities of the college aimed at benefiting students.
CRITERION 6: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
Being a Christian Minority Institution, the Patna Women's College is governed by a 11 member Governing Body (GB); bishop of Patna is ex-officio member and the Principal, ex-officio Secretary; there is one teacher representative; there is no representation from non-teaching staff. The meetings of the GB analyze the working of the institution and provide directions for the long-term and short-term activities of the college. The recommendations of the GB are not formally announced but duly implemented by the Principal. There is Students' Cabinet to assist the college Management in smooth implementation of activities pertaining to day to day affairs of the college.
At the time Patna Women's College became a constituent college, Patna University had granted three administrative concessions to the college: that only a catholic religious sister shall be the Principal with fixed tenure; that the sisters shall not be subject to transfers; and that these appointments from religious order shall be made by the GB, to be duly ratified by the University.
Academic and administrative planning in the institution go hand in hand. Internal coordinating and monitoring is done by the Principal, assisted by HODs and a cabinet of student representatives. The college convenes regular staff meetings to discuss various staff and student problems and initiates remedial steps. There is no formal Grievance redressal Cell in the college.
The college has a special committee for planning the academic calendar for vocational courses; for conventional courses, the one prepared by the University is adhered to. Summer training is organized for students from vocational courses during summer vacation.
There is an in-built mechanism to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff, though a formal record of work efficiency has not been maintained. The college may consider computer training for the non-teaching staff in the interest of improved administrative efficiency.
The college provides courses in both 'aided' and 'unaided' categories. The fee structure for 'unaided' courses has been upwardly revised recently to improve infrastructure and other facilities. The college budget is in no-deficit mode, but disbursement of salaries used to be delayed till recently. The college accounts are internally audited first by the Management and then by Patna University.
There are various welfare facilities for students like scholarships for the poor, concessions in fee, etc.; there are no loan facilities for teachers; however, non-teaching staff have loan facility, not much utilized by them for various reasons.
The Team notes with concern that due to embargo on regular recruitment, there exist almost 50% of vacancies in teaching positions. It is creditable that the college has been able to manage this large deficit of teachers by appointing adhoc teachers and paying them from internal resources. There has been no recruitment of non-teaching staff either for last 10 years.
CRITERION 7: HEALTHY PRACTICES
*A number of self-financing courses are offered to the students enabling expansion of infrastructure and optimum use of available facilities.
*Encouraging teachers to attend various training programs and seminars organized by AIACHE.
*MOUs/links with industry, management firms, banks, various NGO/GOs, etc. to enable practical exposure for students.
*A large number of teachers engaging in research work and publishing in reputed journals; authoring books and articles; COHSSIP project to forge stronger link between students and the neighboring community;
*Women Study Center, started since 2000, to carry out research on women issues.
*Regular tests, assignments, seminars, projects, field trips, OJT for vocational courses, guest lectures, and term-end examinations to promote effective learning.
*Aesthetic maintenance of campus, college buildings, and gardens;
*Regular and effective use of sports and other infrastructure.
*Imparting value-based education through special lecture sessions by eminent personalities on topics like women issues, environment issues, moral issues, etc..
*Inculcating civic responsibility through NCC, NSS, social gatherings, SPIC MACAY concerts, AIDS awareness programs, rallies forming human chains to raise awareness on burning issues, seminars/talks on peace and harmony, etc..
*Efforts made at all-round development of student personality through combination of academic and a range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
*Efficient management of finance through tapping local resources for sponsoring most of the college activities.
*Discouraging use of chemical fertilizers in preference to organic manure in nursery cultivation.
*Activities of Economic circle and Eco Task Force.
*Efficient planning and execution of all academic and other activities.
SECTION 3 : OVERALL ANALYSIS
Patna Women's College (PWC), the pioneer of women's higher education in the State of Bihar, has completed 63 years of eventful existence imparting quality education to the women of the region with missionary zeal. This is amply reflected by the 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 and scrutinizing available physical facilities, is highly impressed by the commitment of the College community 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, in spite of financial crunch and lack of appropriate faculty strength, has been striving hard by steadily introducing career-oriented diversified courses; this is a commendable effort on the part of the College for imparting effective quality education to the women of the region.
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 the appropriate authorities of the College, certain concerns for their consideration and necessary follow-up action.
A. Commendations :
Despite financial constraints and administrative complexities, 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, vocationalisation of first degree level courses to the Honours Level in Computer Applications, namely BCA, Industrial Microbiology, Advertising and Sales Management, Communicative English with Media Studies, in the Self-Financing mode has been a successful innovative approach. Introduction of PG Diploma courses in Fashion Designing and Computer Applications has been a meaningful step towards diversification of academic programs.
Consistently excellent results of the students with success rate ranging between 95-100%, 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, despite pay disparities, is pursuing academic activities through personal research, participation in seminars, symposia, refresher courses, publication of books and through establishment of linkages with reputed institutions of the country.
Quite a few teachers, who are already PhDs, have been able to get research funding from UGC for minor projects and have research publications to their credit. During the last 05 years, 08 in-service teachers have been awarded PhD degrees.
The language laboratory equipped with modern gadgets in the department of 'Communicative English with Media studies' has added a new dimension to the college.
Many of the academic departments regularly arrange intra- and inter- collegiate debate and quiz competitions and seminars on relevant topics.
Students are motivated to participate in relevant extension and awareness programs like NSS, literacy, AIDS, environmental awareness, etc..
A sense of discipline prevails in the college maintaining true academic environment.
Situated in an area of 29.4 acres, the college makes every effort to maintain the aesthetically appealing campus.
Student evaluation of teachers' performance through structured formats as also exit questionnaire has a beginning in recent times.
The college has the remarkable distinction of producing many eminent personalities in various fields of life.
B. RECOMMENDATIONS :
Since the Management of the college is rather complex and the 'Management Council' has limited power and responsibility, the college, in all fairness, may explore the possibility of having 'autonomous status' as per UGC concept for the sole purpose of sustaining academic reputation of the college.
In the rapidly changing scenario of higher education, the college may explore the possibility of introducing more need-based diversified courses both at UG and PG levels like BBA, BA, Travel and Tourism, MBA, MCA etc.. In addition, traditional BA, BSc, BCom 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, that is, State Government vis-a-vis Patna University and Management Council, need to address the problem of filling-up of sanctioned teaching posts lying vacant for long years.
As per the present frame, the Management Council may meet more frequently, at least thrice in an academic year, for more effective functioning of the college.
Representation for non-teaching staff in the 'Management Council' may, apart from making the management process become more participative and transparent, make way for better relations.
Internet facility may be made available to the students even on a token payment.
Equipped with modern chemical laboratories, the college may explore the possibility of opening Chemistry related major courses.
Vocational Courses may be strengthened through closer interactions with local industrial houses and potential employers.
An association of Alumni might be registered, with office space in the college premises, to ensure more effective involvement of the ex-students.
For augmenting financial health of the college, measures such as consultancy by the faculty members, linkage with industries, plantation in the vacant land of the college, etc may be explored.
Certificate courses on emerging subjects, which are in the pipeline, may be introduced to serve a larger number of women of the region.
The Peer Team while appreciating the overall functioning of Patna Women's College in maintaining excellent academic record with a sense of commitment dedication, expects much more from it. The Team is convinced that once autonomous in all aspects of its functioning, the college would bloom to its full potential and emerge as one of the leading institutions of the country.
The Peer team thankfully records its appreciation for the cordial cooperation extended by all sections of the college during the assessment exercise.
PROF. NITYANANDA SAHA(CHAIRPERSON)
PROF. MOHIT K. RAY (MEMBER)
PROF. R. N. MISHRA (MEMBER)
Patna Women College students all attentive to teacher RahulIt was a class which no student of Patna Womens College wanted to miss on Tuesday. Rahul Gandhis pathshala, as a result had full attendance, when the Congress general secretary entered the college hall to begin his over 40-minute-long interaction with the college girls.
Apparently looking for an informal chat with them, Rahul asked the students not to address him as sir but by his name.
The free-flowing discussions touched on topics that varied from education, economics and politics to brain drain.
While excited students bombarded Rahul with their queries, the young leader asked them if they were interested in joining NSUI, the student wing of Congress.
Seeing only a few hands raised, Rahul asked the reason and the students told him that security is a problem and also girls joining politics is not considered good.
He asked them to change their mindset. He exhorted the students to increase awareness about womens education.
Citing the age-old adage that if a man is educated, it is only confined to him while the education of a female makes the whole family educated, Rahul said, womens participation makes much more impact on any initiative.
Saving earth, the Patna Womens College wayThe United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, also known as the Rio Summit, Rio Conference or Earth Summit, was a major UN conference held in Rio de Janeiro on June 3-14, 1992. This was the triggering point which made an enthusiastic group of students and Sister Doris DSouza of Patna Womens College pause and reflect on their responsibility of saving the earth and the environment.
Thus on June 5, 1992, a student body __ Environment Conservation Outreach (ECO) Task Force __ working for environmental education, protection and conservation, was born. Initially, 46 members joined the force. Today, it has over 1,500 members. Each move of the ECO Task Force is motivated towards conserving nature and earth taking care that ecological balance is maintained . The basic aim of Eco Task Force is to inculcate in students and in the community (urban and rural) an awareness of the environment, its problems and the need to protect Mother Earth.
ECO Task Force participates in the National Environment Awareness Campaign (NEAC) of the Union ministry of environment and forests every year. Activities such as exhibitions, workshops, seminars, symposia, training programmes, rallies, human chains etc under NEAC take place in which over 1,000 students participate each year. Local schools participate regularly in ECO Task Force activities.
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