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Government Meera Girls College, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Address:Meera Marg
Udaipur
Rajasthan, India



Government Meera Girls College, Udaipur Rajasthan is a recognised institute / college.
Government Meera Girls College, Udaipur Rajasthan is situated in Udaipur of Rajasthan state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.

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Government Meera Girls College, Udaipur Rajasthan runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).

Government Meera Girls College is affiliated with Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur (Rajasthan)



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NAAC report of Government Meera Girls College

SECTION - I : INTRODUCTION
Founded in 1956 as an intermediate college, the Government Meera Girls College grew into a multi-faculty degree college in 1959 and later acquired the status of a post graduate college in 1977. It is named after Meera, the famous princess-turned-saint-poet of the erstwhile princely state of Mewar, and an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna. The college is recognized by the UGC under Section 2(f) and 12B. Affiliated to Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, it offers graduate courses in 24 disciplines and postgraduate studies in 13 subjects. Besides, it offers four career-oriented courses, supported by the U.G.C. and approved by the affiliating university. This is one of the 60 colleges selected for Communication Skills Enhancement Training Course in English as per the MOU signed by Commissionerate for College Education, Rajasthan and Infosys, Bangalore. About 4000 students are on the roll of the college who are at present taught and served by 115 teachers and 53 non-teaching staff members. Spread over an area of 29.052 acres of land in the urban locality, the college has an impressive building complex which also includes a hostel and some residential quarters. The total unit cost of education is about Rs. 10,334/= (including salary component) and Rs. 94/= (excluding salary component).

The primary objectives of the college are (a) to provide young women with equal opportunities and facilities for their all around development leading to self-actualization; (b) to help them grow into responsible citizens with a secular and broad outlook; and (c) to impart them adequate knowledge and skills for securing suitable employment.

During its evolutionary survival for 50 years, the college has produced students with promising and brilliant careers in Teaching, Administration, Journalism, Creative Arts, Politics and Business. They have an active alumni association named Alumnae Meera which was constituted in 2004.

The college volunteered itself for assessment and accreditation by the NAAC, Bangalore and submitted the Self Study Report in May 2006.

The NAAC constituted the following Peer Team to visit the College and validate the SSR:

Prof. Muhammad Iqbal(Chairperson)
Professor of Botany & Former Vice-Chancellor
Jamia Hamdard
New Delhi -110062

Dr. Kavita S. Rege(Member)
Principal, Sathaye College
Dixit Road, Vile Parle (E)
Mumbai- 400057

Prof. J.C. Sharma(Member)
Head, Department of Geography
Himachal Pradesh University
Shimla -171005

The Peer Team visited the college on 13-15 November, 2006, to make assessment of facilities available with the college, as per the framework prescribed by the NAAC.

As a pre-visit exercise, the Peer Team carefully perused and analysed the SSR submitted by the college. During the institutional visit, the team checked and verified all relevant documents, visited all departments and supporting facilities and interacted with various constituencies of the college, including the teaching and the non-teaching staff, students, alumni and parents. Based on a thorough assessment of the institution as per the criteria identified by the NAAC, the salient features of the institution as well as the areas of concern are presented in the ensuing report.

SECTION II : CRITERION WISE REPORT
CRITERION I : Curricular Aspects
The curricula are framed by the Academic Council and the Committee of Courses of the affiliating university so as to help students gain knowledge and skill required for their intellectual and moral development and for pursuing gainful economic activity in future. The curricula are periodically revised and updated, reportedly at an interval of 2-3 years, with sufficient emphasis laid on interdisciplinary approach. The curricula comprise of 70% knowledge and 30% skill base and provide ample scope to students for personality development, and becoming competent for employment / higher studies. The framework of curricula is flexible to provide the students in all faculties with elective choices regarding subjects and papers. The college also offers three career-oriented certificate courses, namely (1) Export-Import Practices & Documentation (2) New Perspectives in Banking and (3) Functional English under the aegis of the Faculty of Commerce. Science faculty offers a Diploma in Computer Science as the self-financing course. Faculty of Arts offers post-graduate courses in Sociology, Economics, Geography, History, Music, Political Science, Sanskrit, English, Hindi and Urdu. Faculty of Commerce also offers under-graduate and post-graduate courses in Business Administration, Accounting & Business Statistics and Economic Administration & Financial management, in addition to the under-graduate degree course. Department of Home Science, Psychology, Drawing & Painting and Philosophy offer only under-graduate courses. Science Faculty offers under-graduate courses in Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics and Zoology.

In a survey conducted by the Office of Commissioner, College Education, Rajasthan, this college was ranked, in 2005, as Number One among 114 government colleges of Rajasthan, on the basis of self evaluation reports of colleges.

CRITERION II : Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The college publishes a prospectus giving detailed information about the courses that can be offered with optional subjects; admission procedure, academic calendar, schedule of examinations, scholarships and freeships available etc. Admission to each course is granted on merit basis, considering the scores in qualifying examination, as per the policy and guidelines of the Government of Rajasthan.

After admission the student s aptitude is assessed in the classroom through direct interaction with teachers and due advice is offered. Students are allowed to change their subject(s) by requesting to a special committee meant for the purpose. Teachers prepare the annual and weekly teaching plan. Extra classes are held, if required. The Blackboard and Chalk method of teaching is augmented by the use of audio-visual aids. Assessment of the students at the UG level is done through terminal annual examination, whereas at PG level Annual Examination is supplemented by Internal Assessment, carried out through seminars, group discussions, debates, assignments and / or written tests, a system introduced by the affiliating university at the PG Level w.e.f. 2005. The examination results of the college are encouraging. The over all pass percentage normally remains above 90%. The students of the college frequently find a place among position holders of the university. In a number of UG as well as PG examinations, the toppers have come from this college.

Teachers are appointed through Rajasthan Public Service Commission. Any additional instructional work is managed through the Boys Fund account available with the college. The college has an active faculty of 115 teachers; 87 of them hold Ph.D. degree, 13 have M.Phil. and some others are engaged in completing their doctoral research. The performance of teachers and the non-teaching staff is evaluated by the Principal through personal observation, interaction, feed back and Annual Appraisal Reports.

Drop out rate is only 1-2%. The proportion of the first divisioners during the last two years was 16-17% of the total pass outs, but the contribution of this college to the "Top Ten Merit List" was about 40.

CRITERION III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
Twenty two of the existing 115 faculty are the approved research guides, supervising 43 doctoral researches in total; 9 teachers are engaged in UGC-funded Minor Research Projects and seventeen have completed their MRPs during the last five years. Moreover, six Ph.Ds have been awarded under the guidance of teachers of the college during the last five years. Some teachers have received recognition of their work in the form of awards and honours. Many of them have a number of research publications (books and articles) to their credit. Some teachers in Botany, Zoology and Chemistry have published in pretty good international research journals. Two teachers have attended conferences held abroad. The college also has a recognised research centre in the Department of Music. The present research outlay is Rs. 9.0 lakhs. The college does not offer any consultancy service.

The teachers and students are actively involved in extension activities like community development, health and hygiene awareness/AIDS awareness, Pulse-polio, social work, medical camp, education and environmental awareness, adult education and literacy through National Service Scheme, National Cadet Corps, Women Study Cell and Nature Club. NCC unit has all three wings and regular parades are held. Girls participate in ATC and OTC and one girl was selected for R.D. Parade. This year two girls are selected for pre RDC. Likewise, NSS has 3 units operating in the College. The NSS units have adopted nearby slum areas and developmental activity is carried out on a regular basis. Rangering activity is reaching out to community through pulse polio, tree plantation and cleanliness drive. Their participation in adventure sports has been recognised in State and National camps. Women Study Cell is very active creating awareness about female foeticide and child marriage. This cell, in collaboration with NGOs like Rotary Club, conducts personality development programmes for girls. The college often seeks cooperation of other government departments in carrying out extension activities.

CRITERION IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resource
The institution has adequate infrastructure for teaching-learning, games and sports, and for stay of outstation students and staff members within its reasonably large campus spread over 29 acres of land. There are 50 class rooms and 10 moderately equipped laboratories for Zoology, Botany, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Psychology, Home Science, Computer Science and Drawing & Painting. The college has an Assembly Hall that accommodates 500 audience, and a newly constructed seminar room equipped with a sophisticated Public Address System. The library building has been extended recently with a grant of Rs. 5,86,000/- sanctioned by the UGC under X Five-Year Plan. Further, a large reading room has been constructed with a fund of Rs. 8,90,000/- raised from the Municipal Council, Udaipur. The library has got the Internet facility through U.G.C.-supported Network Resource Centre. It has about 52000 easily accessible stacked books and subscribes to 102 magazines and journals. It also has a Book Bank. Computerization of the Library is in progress and major work is completed. College library opens during regular hours and the book issue timing is specified.

The college has a well-maintained hostel with 112 rooms a mess, a dining hall, a study room, and recreational facilities such as T.V., C.D. player, and play courts for indoor games. The hostel, at present accommodating 422 girls, is well managed by the Warden and Rector. Food facilities are good. The hostellers observe a prayer every evening. Recently, a separate hostel of 100 seat capacity has been constructed for the Scheduled Tribe girls with a fund of Rs. 72,00,000/- provided by the government department of Tribal Area Development. Funds have also been received from the state government (Rs.7,00,000) and from the local M.L.A. (Rs.1,00,000) for expansion and improvement of the existing hostel.

The college has a canteen, a well equipped fitness lab & health centre, facility for indoor and outdoor games, parking sheds, water huts, a tube well in operation. In order to improve the college infrastructure, the Mahavidyalaya Vikas Samiti is trying to raise funds. A separate administrative block is already under construction for which a sum of Rs. 32,30,000/- had been sanctioned from the Local Fund Account.

The college does not have a centralized computer facility. However, some 28 computers are available in the Faculty of Commerce, Department of Computer Science and the Library. A few PI machines are available in the accounts, academic and sports sections of the college. Most of the Science and Arts departments are yet to have a computer. Shortage of space is an acute problem. Several departments of Arts and Science subjects are deprived of even a single room.

CRITERION V : Student Support and Progression
The college provides the students with adequate information about its facilities, activities, courses, admission rules, fee structure, academic calendar and financial aids (scholarships) at the time of admission through its annually updated prospectus. After admission, the students are frequently informed and guided about job opportunities available in various companies, institutions and government offices by the Career Counselling Cell of the college. Moreover, academic and personal counselling is offered by teachers in general; the department of psychology has special programmes in this context.

Recreational facilities like T.V., C.D. Player, indoor and outdoor games are made available to students in the college and the hostel. Students are well trained under expert guidance of full time sports instructor and some additional help is sought from other expert coaches. The college has been in the forefront in sports and the students have represented the University at State and National levels. It has been the General Champion for the last 8 years in the inter-collegiate tournaments of the University. Students have participated in sport meets at the state and national levels. Recently, a student has bagged Silver Medal in All India Power-lifting Championship (2006). Students have been regular participants in all extra-curricular activities organised by University and have bagged top prizes in Solo & Group dance and music competitions. The students who are physically challenged, socially and economically backward and meritorious are provided with scholarships by the central and the state government agencies. Remedial classes are conducted as and when required.

Besides, Alumnae Meera (the Alumni Association of the college), comprising 207 members including such eminent persons as the Chairperson, National Women Commission and the heads of various academic institutions and business houses, is engaged in evolving effective strategies for raising funds.

College players are selected at University and National levels. One student was selected as the Ambassador of Rajasthan in HIV / AIDS programme. Psychology students have volunteered themselves to act as Counsellors for the interested students.

CRITERION VI : Organization and Management
Being a government funded-institution, the college is governed by the state government through an administrative body called Commissionerate of College Education, Jaipur. Government prepares uniform calendar for all the Government colleges. Locally, the college is administered and managed by the Principal with the support and assistance of various committees, for various functions such as admission, college development, time-table, attendance, discipline, cultural activities, sports activities, NSS, NCC, Rangering, Library, canteen, scholarships and Examination, comprising of the faculty and non-teaching staff. These committees ensure the proper administration and well being of the students. The Principal evaluates the performance of non-teaching staff through Annual Confidential Reports (ACRs) which, in due course of time, are sent to the government for review and necessary action.

The College has some welfare schemes such as loan facility for vehicles, housing etc. through G.P.F. as per the Govt. rules. The college has arranged computer training for the non-teaching staff.

The college does not have a Grievance Redressal Cell for employees. However, such a cell is operative at the Commissionerate level. The routine problems are dealt with by the Principal.

The college has a purchase committee to follow the proper procedure for purchase. Accounts are audited by Internal Auditor.

CRITERION VII : Healthy Practices
*The college has developed mechanisms for internal quality check: The performance of teachers is scrutinized in qualitative terms through Self Appraisal Reports and a random feed back from students whereas the qualitative performance of non-teaching staff is audited by the Principal and the Vice-Principal through ACR.

*The college has introduced UGC-supported, career-oriented certificate courses and an Advanced Diploma in Computer Application. The college also conducts remedial courses in various subjects.

*The college provides ample motivation and opportunities to students for value-based education through seminars, extension lectures and exhibitions, and promotes extension activities through NSS, NCC and Rangering.

*The college has a Women Study Cell which is intended to encourage and enable the students to understand for themselves the problems, concerns and roles of women belonging to different socio-economic backgrounds, educational levels, age-groups, cultural orientations and communities.

SECTION III : OVERALL ANALYSIS
Government Meera College, Udaipur is a reputed and the biggest girls college in the region. With an enrolment of over 3900 students, it offers 24 under-graduate courses in Arts, Science and Commerce and 13 PG courses in Arts and Commerce. Several faculty members are supervising Ph.D. research. The faculty is competent and active. Despite limitations, some teachers have a passion for research and publication. The faculty and students of the college take interest in community service and in the health, environment and social awareness and render valuable services through NCC, NSS, Rangering and Women Study Cell.

Scarcity of space in the college building is a genuine problem. Upgradation of infrastructure and commencement of some new post-graduate courses merit immediate attention.

Commendations and Suggestions :
*As a result of a proper focus on curricular and extra-curricular activities, the college has been ranked as First" amongst 114 Government Colleges in Rajasthan.

*Large number of alumni are occupying prestigious positions in academic institutions which speaks of success of the college in achieving its objectives.

*The departments of Drawing & Painting, Home Science and Psychology are equipped for post-graduate courses as well. Commencement of PG courses in these departments is highly desirable.

*Some science departments, like those of Zoology, Botany and Chemistry, may go for post-graduation with a slight upgradation of laboratories.

*Maintenance of the existing infrastructure needs to be seriously taken up.

*Number of reference books in library needs to be increased. Multiple copies of text books need to be purchased.

*The college should try to develop linkages with the industry.

*The college building needs to be extended, as the lack of space is becoming a limiting factor for the academic growth of the college.

On the whole, Govt. Meera Girls College, during the 47 years of its existence, has emerged as an important centre of meaningful education and training for girls. It is serving the noble course of women empowerment in general and upliftment of the tribal society in particular.

Peer Team after perusing the self study report and assessing various academic and infrastructural facilities at Govt. Meera College was impressed by the good work done by college staff towards realising the goals set at the inception of the college.

Peer Team wishes to place on record its appreciation for the cooperation extended by the Principal, teaching and non-teaching staff, students, alumni, and parents, and offers good wishes to everyone at the Govt. Meera Girls College, Udaipur.

Prof. Muhammad Iqbal
Chairperson

Prof. J.C. Sharma
Member

Dr. Kavita S. Rege.
Member

I have read the report and I agree with the contents of the same.

Dr. Laxman Parmar
Principal



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