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Womens College, Samastipur, Bihar
Womens College, Samastipur, Bihar
Womens College, Samastipur Bihar is a recognised institute / college.
Womens College, Samastipur Bihar is situated in Samastipur of Bihar state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.
Womens College, Samastipur Bihar runs course(s) in Arts stream(s).
Womens College is affiliated with Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga
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NAAC report of Womens CollegeSection I: Preface
The Women's College, Samastipur is an undergraduate college. Though small, it is the only women's college in the district and oldest in North Bihar. The College was established in 1956 as Girls' Tutorial College, Samastipur but took its present name in 1964 when it was accorded affiliation by the Bihar University, Muzaffarpur. The College became a constituent unit of Lalit Narain Mithila University, Darbhanga in 1980. It is an urban college situated in the heart of Samastipur City. The UGC recognised this college under its clauses 2(f) and 12B in June 1977. It is a government funded constituent college. The goal and objective is to promote dedication among girls towards the study, to inculcate humbleness, temperance, purity in the character and sense of service towards the country and society.
The College is situated within a campus area of about 3.5 acres. The College runs only 03 programmes, all Undergraduate (UG). The College offers courses in disciplines of Arts and Science. The different departments of Arts Faculty are Economics, Philosophy, History, Psychology, Home Science, Political Sciences, Sociology, Hindi, Urdu, English, Sanskrit, Maithily and Music. The Science faculty consists of the departments of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology. There are no departments related to applied sciences or professional courses. The total strength of students is 1329, all from the State of Bihar.
The College has teaching staff of 29 teachers, all permanent. 19 of them are Ph.D.s. There are 47 non-teaching, 39 administrative and 8 technical staff.
The teachers of the College are recruited through Bihar State University Commission following UGC and government guidelines. The College recruits non-teaching staff as per government rules and regulations. The annual budget of the College for the year 2003-20054 was Rs100,85,332.00. The unit cost of education including salary is Rs.7359.00 and Rs. 180.00 excluding salary. The temporal plan for academic work of the College is annual system. The College has support services like central library, health unit, the sports facilities, grievance redressal cell and a girls' common room
The total number of working days of the College is 182 out of which 163 are teaching days. The working days of the library are 192. Drop out rate is about 11.8%. Success rate is about 91%.
The central library has 15,964 books. The College does not possess any computer.
Remarkably one of the teachers has received Padma Shri award for her achievements in Music in 1991. She has also been honoured by 'Bihar Ratna' in 1988 and by 'Sangeet Natak Academy Award' in 2001.
Many of the teachers have attended national seminars/conferences/workshops. One teacher from Home Science Department has attended an International Coference in Singapore last year. About 40% of the teachers are engaged in active ersearch. A minor research project of Rs. 92,000.00 is sanctioned and work is just starting on it in the Department of Home Science.
The College volunteered to be assessed by NAAC, Bangalore and sent its Self Study Report (SSR) in December, 2003. NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof. Ananda Deb Mukhopadhyay, Former Vice-Chancellor, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal as its Chairman, Prof. A. K. Indrayan, Department of Chemistry, Ex-Dean, Faculty of Science, Gurukula Kangri University, Hardwar as Member Co-ordinator and Prof. Shukla Mohanty, Principal, Jamshedpur Women's College, Jamshedpur as its Member. The Peer Team, visited the College from 23 to 24 May, 2005. The Team after validating the SSR, interacting with all sections of the College Community, and visiting the existing infrastructural facilities would like to record the following criteria wise observations.
Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
As a constituent college of Lalit Narain Mithila University, Darbhanga, this College follows the syllabi prescribed by the University for the Humanities and Sciences. Most of the courses are according to the revised syllabi suggested by the UGC. The College offers only 03 programmes, all being UG. In B.Sc. there are 2 programme options, both in the triple major system (Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Zoology, Botany, Chemistry). In B.A. a student has to opt three subjects among the 13 available (Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Urdu, Maithily, History, Pol. Sc., Economics, Psychology, Home Science, Sociology, Philosophy, Music). To introduce a new programme within the regulations of the parent university system, the College takes about six months. No vocational or professional course is available in the College. Self-financing courses are yet to be started.
Academic peers from the surrounding areas are invited sometimes to deliver lectures and seminars and a feedback from them is sought regarding the curricula of the University. There is no interaction with the surrounding industries and employers since the College is only an undergraduate one. There is a compatibility of the programmes with the goals and objectives.
Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The College follows the admission policy as stipulated by the State Government and in accordance with the procedure laid down by the University and the policy of reservation of Govt. of Bihar. College selects the students for admission on the basis of their academic record and also through interview.
The College prepares academic calendar of the year in the light of the university guidelines. Time-table and classes are allocated right in the beginning of the session. The heads hold the meeting of their departments where the details of the curricula completion are finalised. The academic calendar is followed in letter and spirit.
Students' knowledge and skills are assessed after admission through periodical tests. The College monitors overall performance of the students to ensure the achievement of the course objectives. The College is yet to initiate the bridge/remedial courses for educationally disadvantaged students. Students are encouraged to participate in intra and inter college competitions like essay writing, debates, paper reading and quiz etc. The teachers also hold group discussions and quiz sessions with students. Character and personality development are emphasised in all activities.
Usual chalk and talk method is adopted for teaching. No Over Head Projector/Slide Projector is available in the College. Excursion tours are, however, arranged. Tutorial classes are also held. Teachers of History Department are arranging some regular Quiz competitions for students of the College.
Working days of the college in a year are normally 182, out of which the teaching days extend up to 163. Every teacher is required to take a teaching load of 21-24 hrs per week. The ratio of teaching to non-teaching staff is approximately 1:1.6. 100% of the classes are taught by the full time faculty.
The teaching faculty of the College is well qualified. Out of a total of 29 teachers 19 hold the Ph.D. degree. The strength of non-teaching staff is 47, the 39 administrative and 08 technical staff. Despite being a small college, the participation of teachers in attending seminars, conferences, workshops is good. 11 teachers have participated at the national level seminars and one at international level in the last two years.
Selection and appointment of teachers are made in accordance with University/Bihar Govt. rules.
The evaluation of the performance of teachers is done through self-appraisal, assessment by concerned Head of the department and the Principal. Faculty development programmes are available for refreshing of the knowledge and skills of the teachers but none of the teachers has availed this in last two years.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Being an undergraduate college, not much research atmosphere prevails in the College. About 65% of its teachers are Ph.D. degree holders and about 40% of the total teachers are engaged in research. College is a recognized center for Ph.D despite being an undergraduate college. Teachers are readily given study leave for pursuing research work and if doing research as part-time, the adjustment is made in the time-table to facilitate research. One research project is going to be handled in the College. The tendency to get the work published need be encouraged. 30 research papers of the teaching staff have been published in last three years. 08 books have also ben published. College has organised three Seminars also. Programmes of some of the teachers have been broadcasted by All India Radio.
The College does not have a well designed programme for consultancy. It is good that the Head of Music Department is India fame and a Padma Shree honoured. She is involved in consultancy in Music, particularly the vocal (folk song).
There is no full time designated person for extension activities, however a teacher is given the additional charge. The College is providing some extension activities like AIDS awareness, health and hygiene awareness, social work, environment awareness. Some plantation work in the campus has been carried out. College plans to carry out some more extension activities by tie up with Theosophical Order of Service (S.B.L. group) Samastipur.
The College has a unit of NSS with 102 students. NSS students are involved in many social activities. However, they have yet to adopt a village in nearby area. A unit of NCC has recently come up with 105 girls enrolled in it. They are also carrying out certain extension activities.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Spread in the total campus area of about 3.5 acres, the College, divided into three blocks, has 09 Class Rooms, an Administrative Block, 08 Laboratories, a Library, the separate Common Room for girls. A generator is available. Infrastructural facilities are made available to external agencies on demand and after due screening. College authorities try to keep the campus beautiful, clean and pollution free. Special efforts are taken by the College to have an in campus pollution control.
There is a central library having more than 15,964 books. Book bank facility exists. Certain research journals are also subscribed by the Library. Computerization is yet to be done. Internet facility is not available in the library. Working hours of the library are 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM. The library is not open on Sundays and other holidays.
Neither a central computer facility exists nor the teaching departments are equipped with a computer.
Recently a grant has been sanctioned to the College for construction of an Examination Hall.
Though the College does not have a separate health care unit but a part time doctor is available in the College for the benefit of its students and staff.
Sports facilities are average. Basket-ball and Volley-ball grounds, Badminton courts and Kabaddi facility are available to the students in a nearby Sports Stadium. Sports persons are encouraged by freeship etc. Two girls have represented at State level in Cricket.
The College does not have the hostel but recently a grant to construct a Girls' Hostel has been sanctioned by the State Government..
Criterion V: Students Support and Progression
The College publishes its updated prospectus every year. It contains the details about the available courses, rules and regulations for admission to various courses, the fee structure, the College calendar of the year, the availability of different scholarships and financial aid, and the various services available in the campus.
Drop out rate is about 24%. It is surprising that the exam results of last two batches are not available because the exams itself have not so far been held for the students whose exams were due in 2003 and 2004. No Employment cell or Placement officer is available.
The College has its own Bus for students'excursion tours and other visits.
Poor girls scholarships and SC/ST scholarships are awarded as per state government norms and funding.
No alumni association exists.
The College provides recreational and leisure time facilities like Indoor-Outdoor games and Students' magazines. Debate clubs and Quiz clubs exist. Dance and Music competitions and Story writing competitions are held. Cultural programmes are also organized on certain occasions.
Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The College is managed by the University/State Government. University conducts periodical inspection of the College. Principal enjoys all powers pertaining to day to day and the local administration of the College. College has a Faculty Council and several committees to look after the programmes of the institution and the development and maintenance of the institution and its campus.
The fee structure is as per government/university norms. College does not have an internal audit mechanism. Unit cost of education including salary is Rs. 7359.00 while Rs. 180.00 excluding salary.
A Grievance redressal cell exists to look after the grievances of teachers, non-teaching staff and students. The College has some welfare programmes for the teaching and non-teaching staff and certain scholarships for needy students.
Loans are provided for house building, purchase of vehicle, marriage of ward and medical emergency etc. from the Provident Fund of the employee as per rules. The loans are also arranged from the local banks for the employees.
Criterion VII: Other Healthy Practices
The faculty of the college is striving towards realizing the goal of imparting quality education and for which many healthy practices have been established.
The College has adopted mechanisms for internal quality checks.
Guest lectures are sometimes arranged to update the students.
The College excels in Music.
Yoga and health care is encouraged.
Help of Vedic Mathematics is taken to enhance the numerical skills of students.
Section 3: Overall Analysis (Commendations and Recommendations)
The Peer Team after going through the SSR, interacting at depth with the Principal, Teaching and non-teaching staff, Students, Alumni, Parents/Guardians and visiting the existing infrastructure facilities would like to make the following observations:
The College is a prospective institution in Bihar where a good academic ambience is prevailing
There is a good spirit of participatory functioning and management in the College
One teacher of the Home Science Department has a ongoing research project of total outlay of Rs.92,000.00 only
Some teachers have published research papers and articles while a few have published books
The Head of the Music Department is a Padma Shree honoured and is carrying out a lot of work towards folk songs.
Students are very sharp and not introvert. They need simply a good guidance so that they may prove to be the Proud and very useful citizens of the Nation.
The Peer Team also intends to recommend the following for the holistic future development of the College:
The College may take initiative of introducing courses in innovative /emerging areas
Postgraduate programme in Home Science be resumed at the earliest.
Postgraduate programmes in other subjects may be started as well. Local girls are likely to be benifitted a lot by that.
The College may enthuse teachers for procuring projects from UGC.
The College may establish a Literary Society for enhancement of inter-language knowledge improvement.
The College may establish a Language center for developing communicative skills in all languages
The College may take initiative for collaborative linkages in national and international levels.
The College may arrange bridge/remedial courses for educationally disadvantaged students.
Training programmes in Martial Arts for girls be started.
With so much a qualified and active women staff members the women staff be preferred to hold responsible positions in the College.
The library needs immediate computerization and further upgradation.
The computer culture may be developed in the College at the earliest.
The library may be kept open for a longer hours.
The College may construct a full fledged multi-gymnasium.
The College may take steps for the formation of Alumni Association.
The College may take efforts for organising some seminars/conference/workshops in the campus.
The College may establish Center For Women Studies.
Staff quarters for teaching and non-teaching staff may be constructed.
The College needs to improve its sanitation facilities.
The College may further improve facilities for games for girls.
A full-fledged canteen be constructed in the College for the students.
The College may organise computer training programme for the teacher and the non-teaching staff.
The librarian of the College may be trained for acquiring knowledge for computerization of the library.
The Peer Team would like to put on record its sincere thanks to the Principal, Teachers, Non-teaching staff, Students, Parents and Alumni of the College for their cooperation and help. The Team is especially grateful to the Co-ordinator and the members of College Steering Committee for NAAC.
Prof. Ananda Deb Mukhopadhyay (Chairman)
Former Vice-chancellor, Vidyasagar University
Midnapore, West Bengal
Prof. A.K. Indrayan (Member Coordinator)
Dept of Chemistry,Ex Dean, Faculty of Science
Gurukula Kangri University
Dr Shukla Mohanty (Member)
Principal, Jamshedpur Women's College
(Dr. Shankar Prasad Yadav)
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