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Maharaja Aggrasen College for Women, Jhajjar, Haryana
Maharaja Aggrasen College for Women, Jhajjar, Haryana
Jhajjar (District Jhajjar)
Haryana, IndiaPin Code : 124103
Maharaja Aggrasen College for Women, Jhajjar Haryana is a recognised institute / college. Maharaja Aggrasen College for Women, Jhajjar Haryana was established on / in 1984.
Principal of Maharaja Aggrasen College for Women, Jhajjar Haryana is Dr.(Mrs.) Bala Dhankhar, Dr. Sadhna Gupta.
Maharaja Aggrasen College for Women, Jhajjar Haryana is situated in Jhajjar of Haryana state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Jhajjar comes under Jhajjar Tehsil, Jhajjar District.
Fax # of Maharaja Aggrasen College for Women, Jhajjar Haryana is 01251-252339.
Additional Information about Maharaja Aggrasen College for Women, Jhajjar Haryana is : BA/B.Com.-160
Contact Details of Maharaja Aggrasen College for Women, Jhajjar Haryana are : Phone: 01251-252163
Maharaja Aggrasen College for Women, Jhajjar Haryana runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
Maharaja Aggrasen College for Women is affiliated with Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (Haryana)
Profile of Maharaja Aggrasen College for WomenBA/B.Com.-160
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NAAC report of Maharaja Aggrasen College for WomenSection :1 Introduction
Maharaja Aggrasen College for Women, Jhajjar is located right at the heart of a densely inhabited area in a small town in the Jhajjar Distt in the state of Haryana. At the tail end of extremely narrow meandering lanes and an array of steep ancient Indian residential premises, the college building stands out on a site of approx. 1. 5 acres, looking visibly resplendent, spacious and modern, in the midst of the dormant remnants of the past. The college was set up by the Maharaja Aggrasen Education Trust in July, 1984, basically for the dissemination of higher education among women in the backwaters of Haryana who were deprived of the opportunity of higher education for various socio-economic reasons. The College is also recognised by UGC, New Delhi under its 2F & 12 B Act and receiving financial assistance under various development schemes. Since, its inception, the college has been extensively catering to the needs for higher education among the conservative women of the town as well as the neighbouring rural areas. It began on a modest scale as a single faculty college with 80 students, which steadily increased to 785 till date.
The college started its journey with a noble mission. While it primarily concentrated on reaching the unreached women in remote areas, it also aimed at inculcating value education to a great extent. On the one hand, it advocated formal education, its thrust area being vocational and self employment-oriented training, on the other, however, it made sincere endeavours to impart holistic education.
A Grant-in-aid category institution and affiliated to the Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, currently it runs Arts and Commerce undergraduate courses with a department of English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Economics, Geography, Psychology and Commerce with a computer application as an optional subject. Besides it runs a vocational course in Communicative English and a Certificate course in spoken Sanskrit. There are 16 permanent teachers, 14 temporary teachers and one part time teacher. There are 6 non-teaching employees in the institution. The unit cost of the college on education is Rs. 8215.00. Students are selected for admission into various courses by dint of their academic merit. The college holds annual as well as half-yearly examinations on a regular basis. The teachers also maintain a diary for their teaching plans. Teachers are encouraged to cover at-least 70% syllabi upto half-yearly examination. Besides the conventional modes they also use audio-visual aids of teaching. The number of teaching days is 183, the number of working days is 283. As per physical verification each teacher devotes 24 to 26 hours weekly to teaching. The ratio of full time teacher to part time teacher (last two years) is 1: 1. The percentage of classes taught by full time faculty is 50%.
The college has a central library, which consists of 6916 books. The library offers easy access to books and reading room facilities to both students and teachers. Teachers are given study leave for attending refresher courses and orientation courses. Till date, all teachers have completed the optimum number of courses. Teachers are also provided with seed money.
The College also has a well-equipped language laboratory with audiocassettes and other accessories for developing students (speaking/pronunciation/ phonetics/phonology /listening) skill in communicative English. One of the teachers in the college looks after the career corner who conducts the counselling and coordinates between potential employers and college students.
The college also has various welfare schemes like the Students Welfare Fund, Women's Cell, Red Cross, NSS Unit, Health Scheme and Grievance Cell.
The Maharaja Aggrasen College for Women, Jhajjar (Haryana) has submitted self-study report (SSR) to NAAC, Bangalore in October 2002 and opted for assessment and accreditation. The NAAC has constituted a peer team consisting of Prof. Ms Surabhi Banerjee , Vice-Chancellor, Netaji Subhash Open University, Calcutta as Chairperson and Prof. A.G. Gosavi, Principal, Modern College of Arts, Commerce & Science, Pune as member. Dr. G. Srinivas, Deputy Adviser, NAAC has coordinated the peer team visit. During the visit held for 3rd and 4th Jan, 2003, the peer team visited various departments and facilities available in the college. Interaction was also held with the faculty, students and other employees of the college. The peer team also discussed various aspects specified by NAAC with the Management, Alumni and parents. The present report is based on the careful analysis of the self study report submitted by the institution and confirmation of facts and figures mentioned in it.
Section: 2 Criterion wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The College aims at giving general higher education to the girl students and encourages them to come up in the modern world and the programmes are in conformity with this broad goal. The college follows the syllabi prescribed by the Parent University for its teaching programmes.
In all, four programmes are being run by the college comprising two undergraduate, one vocational course and one certificate course. The college has recently started self-financing undergraduate B.Com course with computer applications. The college may consider increasing programme options and subject electives in near future.
Most of the programmes follow conventional pattern of examination and evaluation that is in vogue at M. D. University, Rohtak. Monthly tests and half-yearly examination are held and proper records are maintained to monitor the students' academic performance. Assistance of some retired teachers and past students is also available.
On an average, the course revision is considered once in five years. Some teachers make suggestions in the design and implementation of programmes. Informal system of students' feed back is available.
Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Admissions to the courses are given on the basis of academic record and to the eligible and interested students.
AudioVisual facilities and other teaching aids are used in some departments Teachers prepare the teaching plan and special classes are held once a week for weaker students. . Gradual integration of new technology in teaching may be encouraged in all the departments.
Students mostly rely on textbook materials provided by the teachers in the classroom. The use of reference books and standard textbooks should be encouraged.
At present, there is no linkage with institutions to participate in various seminars and conferences. It needs to be initiated. Some teachers are participating in seminars and conferences. However participation of all the teachers from different departments may be encouraged. The college is conducting certificate courses in Electronics sponsored by Haryana State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd.
Criterion III: Research Consultancy and Extension
The College at present does not have any research programme/projects. Although a few teachers from some department have completed their research leading to Ph. D. Degree. Few teachers have also published articles/papers in newspapers/journals. The college needs to encourage teachers to undertake minor/major research project under various research grant schemes of UGC and other agencies.
The college at present does not provide consultancy services, but it takes active interest in extension programmes. Students have participated in programmes such as Health and Hygiene Awareness programme, Aids Awareness, Social Work and Adult Education and Literacy programmes.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources.
Although the college is located in a crowed residential locality in a small town, the space allotted to classrooms is adequate. The building and premises are properly maintained and looked after.
The available infrastructure is being used to accommodate classes, departments, physical education, library and laboratories etc. The provision for play ground, Gymkhana, Auditorium etc and quarters for some teachers & staff may be made to promote greater involvement of teachers and students. The college has a very well developed language laboratory.
The Library at present has 6916 books and subscribes for 34 journals and newspapers. Library facilities though adequate at present need to be further strengthened under the guidance of a qualified librarian. The library at present does not have linkages with other libraries and institutions. Such linkages may be considered in future.
Considering the background and the surrounding environment, the process relating to the use of the computers particularly in office is satisfactory. However, the steps towards gradual increase in the use of computers in all the departments are necessary. The computer-aided teaching may also be encouraged.
The College at present does not have a hostel. The College has medical facilities to the students in form Dispensary. The college premises are very well maintained. Considering the need of particularly rural students the college may consider the provision for a hostel for women.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression.
About 10% of the students continue with higher studies. Majority opt for jobs after graduation but very few for higher studies. Participation of the students in competitive and national level examinations also needs to be encouraged. Efforts may be made to check the drop out rate, which is stated as 29%.
Students feed back is obtained in an informal manner. A formal mechanism may be introduced for effective use of students feed back. During interaction with students, they demanded more programme options, computer facilities for BA students and better, spacious facilities for games and sports.
A number of usual financial aids for students provided by central and state governments are available. Book bank facility is also available to the students .
Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The College is owned and managed by Maharaja Aggrasen Education Trust, Jhajjar, which is a voluntary organisation interested in social welfare and women's education.
The Principal looks after the day to day functioning of the college. Various committees are constituted to co-ordinate and to look after various activities of the college. The members of the governing body take keen interest in the development of the college. Suggestions of the staff are taken into account to improve the situation.
Teachers are recruited through interviews as per the norms laid by the university and government. The college receives salary grants from the government for permanent and approved teachers. The Management permits the recruitment of additional staff to meet the requirement of the college. Initiative has been taken to add self-financing courses. The Management of the college found to be very responsive to the development of the institution. The Management nurtures a vision to develop the college into an Autonomous institution.
The college has initiated steps for use of information and communication technology, which need to be further intensified.
The College also needs to provide suitable welfare facilities for the staff- although few existing government facilities are available for the staff.
The grievances, if any, are handled in an informal manner. Establishment/constitution of formal grievance and redressal cell is suggested. The college has been receiving financial assistance under various schemes of UGC including Vocational Courses in Communicative English and Certificate course in Spoken Sanskrit.
The college at present does not have an alumni association. Steps need to be taken to set up a strong alumni association, which can play a useful role for the college in future.
Criterion VII :Healthy Practices.
Internal checks are adopted to improve the results in examinations. Special guidance is given to weak and slow students. Encouragement is provided to develop communicative and extra curricular skills. Students are also encouraged to participate in various co-curricular, extra curricular and sports activities for the complete development of their personality and character. Some students have also qualified at the state level and national level competitions. Whenever possible, help is obtained from the retired persons and past students. NSS camps are also organized. Students are encouraged to render free service to their neighbours. Efforts are made to inculcate civic responsibilities among the students. Efforts are made by senior staff and office bearers to maintain a healthy and cheerful atmosphere in the college.
Section 3:Overall Analysis
The peer team, after studying the SSR and having interaction with students, parents alumni, teachers and members of the management would like to conclude as under:-
The Committee wishes to appreciate the following
A commendable team work.
Active interest taken by the management in the development of the institution.
The sense of commitment and dedication was reflected in the wholesome atmosphere of the college. However, the committee wishes to draw the attention of the college authorities to following aspects:
More programme options for students-particularly science and professional courses.
More self-employment courses may be introduced.
Computer literacy for students of all faculties.
Undertaking of some research programmes by the teachers under various schemes is necessary.
Proportion of temporary teachers in the total staff (14 out 30). The college authorities should make efforts at the appropriate levels to fill up the vacancies permanently
Teachers' participation in seminars, conferences need to be increased.
Adequate provision for playground and various sports activities is necessary
Women empowerment programmes may be availed of by women cell in the college.
The peer team deeply appreciates the co-operation and courtesy extended by the Principal, NAAC coordinator, teachers, staff and students and wishes bright progress of the institution.
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