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Purnia Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Purnia (Purnea), Bihar


Purnia Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Purnia (Purnea), Bihar
Purnia (Purnea)
Bihar, India
Pin Code : 854301

Purnia Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Purnia (Purnea) Bihar is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Purnia Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Purnia (Purnea) Bihar is Dr. Urmila Devi, Dr. Mrs. Rita Sinha (Mobile 9334780262).

Purnia Mahila Mahavidyalaya is situated in Purnia (Purnea) of Bihar state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Purnia Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Purnia (Purnea) Bihar is (are) : 224795.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Purnia Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Purnia (Purnea) Bihar are 9934741516, 09334780262.

email ID(s) is Purnia Mahila Mahavidyalaya Purnia (Purnea) Bihar

Contact Details of Purnia Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Purnia (Purnea) Bihar are : 06454-242595, 227961


Purnia Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Purnia (Purnea) Bihar runs course(s) in Arts stream(s).

Approval details: Purnia Mahila Mahavidyalaya is affiliated with BN Mandal University (BNMU), Madhepura (Bihar)

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NAAC report of Purnia Mahila Mahavidyalaya

Section I : Preface
Purnea Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Purnea, Bihar volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council and conducted the preliminary self study. The Self Study Report was submitted to NAAC by the institution. A peer team was constituted by NAAC to visit the institution and validate the SSR. The peer team, consisting of Prof. R.S.Bawa, Registrar, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar as Chairman, Prof. Samson Moharana, Prof. & Head, PG Deptt. of Commerce, Utkal University, Vanivihar as Member Co-ordinator and Prof. Anadi Kumar Kundu, Principal, Barasat Government College, Barasat, Kolkata as Member visited the institution for two days 29-30th September, 2005.

Purnea Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Purnea, Bihar is a constituent unit of B.N.M.University, Madhepura, Bihar. Formerly, it was an affiliated college of L.N.Mithla University, Darbhanga. Covering a total area of 12 acres, it was established on September 19th, 1970 with the aim to improve access to higher education to the female section of under privileged people living in the remote and backward area of this north-eastern region of Bihar. The goal of the institution is to motivate and prepare the students to meet the challenges of modern life and be able to find jobs. The college having a built up area of 90000 sq. ft. (approx.) is situated in the urban area. It had a strength of 923 students at the degree level during the session 2004-05. The success rate during the last two batches was 77% and 78% and drop rate was 0.5%. The financial category of the college is Govt. funded. The college runs two self-financing courses in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics (CND) and Computer Application. The college has UGC recognition since 1983 under section 2f and has achieved recognition u/s 12 B since May 2004.

There are 29 permanent members in the teaching faculty, out of which 16 are Ph.D, 01 is M.Phil. and 5 are PG's as the highest qualification. In addition, there are 21 teachers who are either part time or on deputation. There are 24 members in the administrative/non teaching staff. The unit cost of the college education is Rs. 1085/- without salary component and Rs. 4320/- with salary. The temporal plan of academic work of college is Annual System. The college has support services in the form of Central library, Computer Centre, Medical Care Centre, Sports facilities, fitness centre, Hostel, Guest House, Canteen, common room, Grievance Redressal Cell and Yoga Centre etc.

The Peer Team carefully perused and analysed the SSR submitted by the institution. During the institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited departments and facilities and interacted with various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were visited. The peer team also interacted at length with the Steering committee, Head of the Institution, faculty, administrative staff, students and their parents. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the peer team has taken a value judgement. The assessment of the institution under various criterion, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are given in the following pages :

Section II : Criterion-Wise Analysis
Criterion 1 : Curricular Aspects
As this college is a constituent unit of B. N. M. University, Madhepura, Bihar, the college follows the syllabi prescribed by the parent University for Arts and Science faculties. It offers One Postgraduate course in Home Science, one Vocational degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics and one certificate/diploma programme in computer applications. The college offers 16 subject combinations and students can opt any subject combination out of the available subjects.
The programmes are flexible enough to offer the students horizontal mobility, elective options and non -core options for their benefits. The existing curricula is reviewed and updated approximately after every three years.

Certificate course in computer applications have been introduced by the college during the last three years. The college takes more than two years to introduce a new programme of study after it has been conceptualised. University designs the curriculum and get it approved by the syndicate/senate and academic council. The teachers of the college as members of the Boards of Courses of Study and Academic Council contribute a lot in the curriculum design of the university. There has been an academic audit by the university.

Feedback on programs and interaction with academic peers and employers is one of the ways to be relevant in the changing context. Feedback given by inspection teams of the parent university and UGC are certainly helpful, but not enough. The college could establish a formal system of feedback on programs as well as interaction with academic peers and employers, preferably with an external expert facilitating the proceedings.

Criterion II : Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The students are selected for admission to various courses on the basis of interviews and academic record. The college publishes updated prospectus every year for information and guidance of the students for admission to various courses.
Students knowledge and skills are assessed in tutorial classes, debates, group discussions, sports and cultural competitions etc. The college provides remedial courses to the educationally disadvantaged students in the form of special classes and coaching.

The college encourages the teachers to make a well planned teaching plan before the beginning of a new session. They divide the syllabus in several time bound units with a view to finish the course in time.

The college supplements the lecture method of teaching by arranging invitation lectures, group discussions, periodical tests and some field works. Audio visual facility is available in the college, and every class is exposed to its use at least once a month.

There were 252 working days and 190 teaching days during the previous year (2003-04). The ratio of full-time teachers to part-time and deputation teachers is 3:2. The evaluation methods are communicated to the students at the beginning of the session through printed syllabus of the university, college prospectus and class room notice. The college monitors the overall performance of students during the session through tutorials and periodical examinations.

The recruitment of teaching staff is done following guidelines of the U.G.C. and Govt. of Bihar by the Bihar University and College Service Commission, Patna. The college approaches the Govt. through the University for creation of new posts when it becomes necessary due to retirement/death of any teaching staff or due to enhancement of work-load or introduction of new programmes/courses. However after obtaining permission from the University, it employs part-time teachers when needed and guest faculties for vocational courses according to the guidelines of the U.G.C.

The college can appoint temporary/part time teaching staff with the permission of the University. The additional classes are managed through personal contact with resource persons, guest faculties and their honorarium is paid from self-financing courses fund. Few members of the teaching staff have attended seminars/conferences/workshops as participants at national level.

The principal of the college monitors the standard of teaching by constant vigil and regular counselling of faculties. The principal incorporates observations in the confidential character roll of the teaching and non-teaching staff which is taken into consideration at the time of crossing the efficiency bar of pay-scales and also at the time of their promotion to the higher posts. The college may also collect student evaluation on campus experience.

The teachers are encouraged to participate in faculty development programmes. The principal of the college has received 5 national level awards.

The faculty contribute to the administration of the college in several ways by being members of different committees. The college periodically organises debates, group discussion, essay competition, general knowledge test, music, dance and drama competition among the students. The NCC wing of the college has a number of achievements to its credit. NSS wing has also been very active in organising social awareness, AIDS awareness, adult education and other extension activities. NSS Volunteers also help in maintaining gardens and grounds of the college.

Now the college needs to take the next step to encourage the teachers to participate as resource persons at seminars and also organize some seminars in the college.

Being member of the different committees each member of the staff plays a healthy role in directing the affairs of the college and improving the overall performance of the college.

The college needs to strengthen national and international linkages for teaching and/or research.

In science departments the college needs to get regular posts and appoint regular full time teachers.

Criterion -III - Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college is a recognised centre for Ph.D. and many teachers are guiding Ph.D. scholars. The college promotes research work by recommending study leave to teachers and providing library and laboratory facilities to the researchers. Teaching schedule is also adjusted to facilitate them. Students of some departments like sociology undertake project work.

Two faculty members had been awarded Ph.D. during the last five years.

The college has designated a person for extension activities on additional charge.

The various extension activities of the college undertaken in collaboration with N.S.S. are community development, social work, health and hygiene awareness, medical camp, adult education and literacy, blood donation camp, AIDS awareness and environment awareness. Some teachers and students are teamed up and they move in mohallas of the town, nearby villages during vacations and offer social services. A certificate of participation and distinction is awarded by the college to persons engaged in extension activities. The college may plan more extension activities outside the campus with NGO's and GO's.

National and International collaborations too could go a long way to enhance educational service of the college. With this goal in mind, the college could make efforts to generate funds for research. The teachers of the college can take advantage of various schemes of UGC, ICSSR, CSIR, DST etc. in funding research projects. Getting financial assistance for research would further encourage the faculty to engage itself in research.

Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Process
The college has a campus area of 12 acres in an urban area. The physical facilities include lecture halls, science block, administrative block, library, hostel, bank extension counter, guest house, computer centre, common room, fitness centre, canteen, cycle/scooter shed, yoga centre etc.

The college is planning to develop infrastructure for paramedics, information technology and management courses with the help of UGC. The college maintains its infrastructure with the help of a committee consisting of some senior teachers and heads of the departments. Most of the maintenance work is done from Development and Minor Development Fund of the college according to rules and regulations of the university.

The college makes efforts for optimum utilisation of its infrastructure facilities.

All the infrastructure facilities are utilized regularly for holding theory lectures, practical demonstrations, cultural and sports activities, library services, computer courses, yoga training etc. Special attention is given to keep the campus clean, beautiful and pollution free by tree and flower plantation. Voluntary services of the students of the hostels, NSS are utilized for these works.

The college has an advisory committee for the library.

There are 9556 books in the college library. The library subscribes to 14 journals/periodicals. The college has provided book bank facility to its students.

The library provides facilities in the form of audio and video cassettes. The library observes 226 working days. The working hours of the library are 9 hours daily.

The library has added books and journals worth Rs.61554/- during the year before last and Rs.75028 during the last year.

The college has central computer facility and have started certificate and diploma courses in computer. The working hours of the computer centre are from 10 a.m. to 3.50 p.m. on working days and 7.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

Some departments have been provided with separate computers. The computers and their accessories are maintained by operators and technicians borrowed from outside.

Medical check-ups at regular intervals, emergency services by competent doctors, yoga practices, first aid facilities are available to the students, members of the teaching and non-teaching staff. The college has a play ground, sports and athletic equipments, Yoga centre and indoor games facility in the college and hostels. Outstanding sportspersons are selected to represent the college at inter college competitions and inter university sports and athletic meets. They are awarded medal and certificates which help them in admission to higher classes and also in finding jobs. 22 students participated in regional and 4 at national level games.

The college has a bus of its own which is used to bring students to the college.
Hostel facilities are available in the college campus with proper amenities.

There is one hostel in the campus to accommodate about 150 students. The hostel has a mess, a recreation room, one common room with indoor-games facilities , newspapers, television etc.

Addition of more books other than text books, Computerization of library with Internet facilities, Computer aided learning packages, better hostel facilities etc. would go a long way to equip the college to perform its mission more efficiently.

Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
The percentage of students appearing for the qualifying examinations after completing the minimum period of study in the last year was 95% and drop out rate was 5%. The college publishes its prospectus every year. The prospectus contains information on academic and administrative details, library and hostel rules, motto and goals of the institution, infrastructure facilities available to the students. The financial aids are available to the students from central govt., the state govt. etc. The poor students are given financial support from poor students fund. The govt. bears the tuition fee expense of the students of SC and ST. 12.5% of the poor students have been granted free studentship during the last year.
In the absence of an employment cell or placement officer, the College has a career guidance cell which imparts knowledge and information about jobs availability and career advancement.

All policies and criteria of admission are made clear to the students in the updated prospectus every year. The admission policy of the college with regard to overseas students is open, but till date overseas students do not approach this college for admission.

The various recreational/leisure facilities available to students are Indoor games, students magazine, outdoor games, cultural programmes and yoga practice.

The college does provide some career counselling to its students. The students are encouraged to participate in various co-curricular activities. The N.C.C. and N.S. S. wings of the college are doing a very goods job. The Athletic team of the college has won inter-college championship for a number of years. The students of the college are also very proficient in cultural activities and the college has show very good university level exam results.

The college may provide more exposure to the students by organising inter college competitions etc.

The college needs to establish employment cell and appoint placement officer.

The college could make efforts to form its alumni association and get their assistance in furthering its educational goals through a close and continuous interaction.

The may update its record about the number of students who have passed the UGC/CSIR/GATE etc.

Criterion VI : Organisation and Management
The organisational structure of the college includes the Principal, Vice-Principal, a Bursar, a section officer and an accountant. The college is governed according to Bihar State University Act 1976 .

It has an efficient internal co-ordinating and monitoring mechanism. There is a committee consisting of heads of the departments and some senior teachers for co-ordination and monitoring. It holds meetings, discusses and suggests measures for improvement. The college may appoint external agencies to improve organisation and management.

The college has an in-built mechanism to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. The departmental heads, librarian, office-supdt, hostel superintendent and the principal check the work efficiency of the non teaching staff.

The college has a special committee to prepare the academic calendar.

There is no governing body since the college became a constituent unit of the University.

The college follows the academic calendar of the University and has formed a special academic calendar committee for preparing the academic calendar. The college may conduct professional development programmes for non-teaching staff.

The college follows the Govt. supported fee structure and is dependent on Government in the matter of finance and salary payments to teaching and non-teaching employees. There has been no change in the tuition fee during the last three years. The hostel charges have been revised once to cope with inflation and amenity cost. The college prepares the budget every year. The accounts are audited regularly by the internal auditor as well as the audit team of the University and the State Government.

The college provides all types of welfare facilities like Provident Fund, House Rent Allowance, Medical Allowance etc. as applicable to employees of the University.

The college has grievance redressal cell. The cell is headed by the principal with three senior teacher members. All kinds of grievances are enquired into and settled through this committee.

Various loan facilities are available to the teaching and non-teaching staff from bank through the college. Loans from Provident Fund are granted by the principal. In exceptional cases salary advance is also granted as loan. The college purchases its major items after obtaining approval of the purchase - committee and the university.

The college could do well to mobilise resources, organise association of past students, get assistance from society at large and benefit the same society in return. Starting of self-financing courses will increase the income of the college on one hand and help offer employment opportunities to the students on the other.

The existing infrastructure and expertise of the college like in Home Science and Computers may be used to provide extension services and computer literacy for all teachers and students.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
The Peer Team notes with appreciation the following healthy practices of the college.

Adoption of a mechanism for internal quality checks through regular meeting of different bodies and heads of the departments. Provision of yoga classes and fitness centre for the teachers and students of the college.

Starting of computer oriented courses in the college.

Running of vocational courses of B. Sc. in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics.

Student participation in music based and other cultural programmes.

Faculty members regularly guiding research and publishing their research work.

Inculcation of civic responsibilities among the students through counselling, group discussions and seminars.

It is praise worthy that the principal of the college has presented two running trophies to the university to promote athletic competitions for boys and girls.

Section III: Overall Analysis
The Peer Team, after going through the SSR and after its visit to various academic and physical facilities, is satisfied by the progress of this college.

The Peer Team would like to commend the college for some of the positive features of it's approach to quality assurance and standards and at the same time points out some of its concerns to the college authorities for their consideration. The Peer Team would like to commend the institution for the following aspects :

*Highly conducive academic environment in the college.

*Dedication and commitment of the highly qualified Principal, teaching and non-teaching staff of the institution.

*Active participation of local community and public representatives in the development of the college especially after devastation of its infrastructure in arson two years ago.

*Starting of self financing Courses in CND, DCA & ADCA.

*Facilities to the teaching faculty to attend the orientation and refresher courses as per their need.

*Good university level results

*Imparting value based education through moral studies, yoga etc.

*Inculcating discipline and civic responsibilities among the students through N.C.C. and N.S.S.

*Organising extension activities through a special cell as well as NSS.

With the view to its further improvement, the Peer Team would like to suggest the following to the institution for its consideration :

*The College may organise inter college competitions for students to expose them to outside competitions.

*The college may encourage the faculty to organise regional and national seminars.

*The college needs to start some advanced Computer/I.T. related short term courses and vocational programmes especially suited to the girl students. Courses in mass media, bio-informatics, Textile Designing, Dress Designing, Art and Painting, Commercial Art etc. should be identified as special areas of attention in order to enable the girls to opt for bright careers in these fields.

*The college should take steps to start courses like BCA and B.Sc. (IT), B. Com. with specialization in Insurance and Bank Management and BBA.

*There is a need to set up full fledged computer centre with sufficient number of computers and internet facility and to make all the teachers and the students computer literate.

*The college should provide better opportunity for sports and co-curricular activities by appointing a full time P T I to encourage students participation in University/State level competitions.

*The college needs to strengthen book bank facility to help more needy students.

*The college should ensure permanent teachers for various science departments.

*The college should set up a women cell with funding from UGC.

*For more efficient use of the library, computerisation should be done alongwith internet and reprographic facilities.

*The govt. should be liberal in sanctioning regular teaching posts for science departments and more funds for the installation of modern infrastructure/equipment.

*The existing building may be augmented by providing a students' centre, a gymnasium, an auditorium, examination hall and better playground.

*Steps should be initiated to form alumni/alumnae association, maintaining a record of their profile and using their services for the college.

*Formation of Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) can be of great help in mobilising more funds and getting more courses in the college.

*The college may encourage the faculty to undertake consultancy services, extension services and research projects by funding from outside agencies. Self appraisal mechanism for teachers and a formal feedback from the students may be introduced.

*Some more Post Graduate courses may be opened in subjects like Music, History, Pol. Science etc.

The Peer Team is of the opinion that this exercise will be useful to the institution to initiate the quality enhancement strategies towards further growth and development.

The Peer Team places on record its appreciation of the Principal and the entire team for this introspection undertaken. We wish them all the best in their pursuit of excellence in higher education.

Prof. R.S. Bawa

Prof. Samson Moharana
(Member Co-ordinator)

Prof. Anadi Kumar Kundu

Dr. I. B. Singh

Date : September 30th , 2005

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