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Ghanapriya Goverment Womens College, Imphal, Manipur


Ghanapriya Goverment Womens College, Imphal, Manipur
Address:Jail Road
Imphal (District Imphal West)
Manipur, India

Ghanapriya Goverment Womens College, Imphal Manipur is a recognised institute / college. Ghanapriya Goverment Womens College, Imphal Manipur is also known as GP Womens College.
Ghanapriya Goverment Womens College is situated in Imphal of Manipur state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Imphal comes under Imphal Tehsil, Imphal West District.

Website of Ghanapriya Goverment Womens College, Imphal Manipur is http://www.gpwomenscollege.com/.

Contact Details of Ghanapriya Goverment Womens College, Imphal Manipur are : Telephone: +91-385-2450940


Ghanapriya Goverment Womens College, Imphal Manipur runs course(s) in Arts.Science stream(s).
Bachelor of Arts(B.A.)
Bachelor of Science(B.Sc)

Approval details: Ghanapriya Goverment Womens College is affiliated with Manipur University, Imphal (Manipur)

Profile of Ghanapriya Goverment Womens College

The Ghanapriya Goverment Womens College, Imphal, popularly known as G.P. Womens College is a leading womens College in the whole North East region of India. It was established in 1965 with an aim to extend education of higher grade to the girl students of the region. The College is situated in the heart of the Imphal city with the Raj Bhaban on the North, Central Jail Road on the East, Imphal Central Jail on the South and the State Central Library on the West with encompassing four acres of land. The College is affiliated to the Manipur University at Canchipur. The college has provided both the General and Honours course in the Arts and Science stream leading up to the Bachelors Degree of the Manipur university.

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NAAC report of Ghanapriya Goverment Womens College

Section - 1 : INTRODUCTION
The Ghanapriya Government Women's College, more popularly known as G.P. Women's College, Imphal, Manipur, was established by the state government of Manipur in 1965. The college is centrally located in the Imphal City, and the campus covers 04 acres of land.

The objectives and goals of the college, since its inception, have been to spread higher education up to graduation level among the girls/women students of the region. The motto of the college is: 'Light and learning - tender education that will lead women from darkness to light, from ignorance to knowledge and from unknown to known'. Thus the institute basically aims at empowering the women in all respects.

The college is affiliated to Manipur University, and is funded by the state govt. of Manipur.

The college was duly recognized by the UGC under 2f and 12B in 1965.

The college conducts two faculties viz., Arts and Science, having 09 departments in Arts and 06 departments in Science. It offers BA (Honours and General) courses in English, Manipuri, Hindi, Education, Economics, History, Political Science, Geography and Sociology, and Science (Honours and General) courses in Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology and Home Science.

The formal degree programmes (General and Honours) which are inter-disciplinary in nature are provided with horizontal mobility to suit the students.

Selection of students for admission in various combinations of subjects is made on the basis of academic records of the students, by an admission committee constituted for the purpose. The temporal plan of academic work of the college is Annual System as per the affiliating University's academic plan and curriculum.

The faculty members and the non-teaching staff of the college are appointed as per the state govt. Recruitment rules.

The faculty consists of 81 permanent teachers and 23 part-time teachers. Among permanent teachers 13 are Ph.D. holders, 07 are M.Phil and rest are only Master Degree holders. Out of 23 part timers, 07 are Ph.D. and 16 are PG holders.

There are 13 Administrative staff and 19 technical staff in the college.

The total numbers of students during 2005-06 in different courses are 1384, and all of them are from the same state.

The average drop-out rates during the academic years 2002-03, and 2003-04 are rather quite high, being 39% and 55.4% respectively. The success rates at the degree final examination in the corresponding academic years are 80% and 77% respectively.

The Unit Cost i.e. total annual expenditures budget (actual) divided by the number of students enrolled in Rs.23,680/- with salary and Rs. 5570/- without salary.

The college has a Central Library, Sport facilities, Hostel, Canteen NCC and NSS units.

The college is managed by the state govt. of Manipur. However, there is a Planning Board constituted as per the guidelines of the UGC, and is responsible for policy initiatives, planning, implementation and overall coordination. The Principal is the ex-officio Chairman of the Planning Board.

The college volunteered to be assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and accordingly submitted the Self-Study Report in November 2005. The NAAC then constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof. K.M. Pathak, former Vice-Chancellor, Tezpur (Central) University, Assam, as Chairperson, Prof. (Dr.) S.K. Mishra, Department of Economics, NEHU, Shillong, as Member-Coordinator, and Dr. Sangkima, Principal, Aizawl West College, Aizawl, as Member to visit the college, and validate the SSR.

The Peer Team, after perusing and analyzing the Self-Study Report, visited the college on 24th and 25th March 2006. During the visit, the team inspected the infrastructural facilities, checked the relevant records and documents, and also interacted with the college community comprising of the Principal, Faculty Members, Students, Administrative Staff, Alumni, Parents and the Steering Committee coordinator,

The visit of the Peer Team was co-ordinated by Mr. B.R. Manjunath, Academic Consultant, NAAC, Bangalore.

Based on the above exercises and keeping in mind the seven criteria of the NAAC's guidelines, the Peer Team has formulated its report as presented in the following pages.

Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
G.P Government College, Imphal was established in 1965 with the objective to provide access to higher education for women, many of whom could not be admitted to the then lone Government Co-education College in Imphal. The motto of the College is 'light and learning - to render education that will lead women from darkness to light, from ignorance to knowledge, and from the unknown to the known'.

The college offers General and Honours courses in almost all conventional subjects in the Arts as well as Science streams. While in the science stream the gender-neutral subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology are offered, Home Science, a subject very specific to and popular among women, is especially designed to meet the goals of the college. This subject is open to the students of the Arts stream also. In the Arts stream, the college offers Sociology, Economics, Education, History and Political Science that form the core discipline of the social sciences. Among the languages and literature, it offers English, Hindi and Manipuri. In addition to these, geography is also offered. All the subjects in science and arts streams are available at General as well as Honours levels.

The wide coverage of subjects offered by the college is consistent with the goals and objectives of the college with which it was established. These are also mentioned in the prospectus of the College. Provisions to higher education in languages and literature cater to needs of the students very judicially.

The programmes are flexible enough to offer students the benefits of horizontal mobility, elective options and non-core options. The formal BA and BSc courses are designed on multidisciplinary considerations with horizontal mobility to suit the requirements of the students. The selection for admission in various subjects combinations are made by the admission committee through students' academic records. In addition to the teaching the subjects opted by the students, the college provides facilities for National Service Scheme, Arts and Culture, NCC, games and sports and educational tours. There is a provision for entrepreneurship training of the students at ICGC, Guwahati. The college also offers foundation courses in various subjects. Field trips, educational excursions in and outside the state help the students to develop the ability to learn on their own.

The college holds Annual Freshers' Social Meet, Literary Meet and Youth Festival every year with a view to sensitizing the students about the various college activities. Inter-college quiz competition, Table Tennis tournaments etc. are also organized in the college.

Since 1981, the curricula have been revised three times to update the contents of the syllabi in different subjects.

The institution has actively participated in the University level activities relating to academic calendar, syllabi drafting and college development programmes. The college is represented in the Syndicate of the university and participates in the formulation of academic programmes of the affiliating university.

Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The college has a transparent admission process. Details of programs, fees, available facilities, codes of conduct, etc though only partly mentioned in the prospectus of the college, are communicated to the students through an additional sheet of paper enclosed with the prospectus. Admissions are given on the basis of the academic records of applicants. Admission Committee conducts the admission process.

Departmental meetings are held at the beginning of the session wherein teachers present the detailed teaching plan. Members of the faculty split the syllabi into parts and micro-units and follow the teaching programs accordingly. Students are tested for their overall performance. For educationally disadvantaged students necessary remedial courses are given.

The teaching programs are in accordance with the guidelines set out as per the syllabi of Manipur University. The syllabi are unitized according to a teaching schedule through the year. Evaluation methods are communicated to the students in the beginning of the year itself. Suitable tests and terminal examinations are conducted to monitor and evaluate the teaching-learning process. Students are also given home assignments. A systematic schedule of teaching is followed so as to complete the course well before the university examinations.

In the Arts stream and Mathematics, the main method of teaching is class-room-lecture based. Teaching in the science stream has class-room-lecture as well as practicals.
The college is under the State Government. When teaching positions are created or vacancies are created, the posts are advertised in the manner of the rules of the government and posts are filled according to the State Govt. Recruitment Rules. The college does not have the freedom to appoint/pay the teachers on a temporary or ad hoc basis. In exceptional and very urgent cases, the college may invite guest lecturers and pay them from the college fund.

In addition to the evaluation of the teachers made through the confidential reports (ACR), the college follows the self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the faculty members in teaching and extension activities. The self-appraisal reports make a basis of time-bound higher scales of pay. Teachers are encouraged to attend orientation courses, refresher courses, seminars and conferences to keep themselves abreast with the recent development in their concerned subjects.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Research, consultancy and extension programs are not the significant areas of efforts made by the college. Its main activity is teaching. The college is not a recognized center of research for PhD. However, a few teachers are PhD degree holders A few teachers hold M.Phil degree also. Three teachers are part-time research scholars. But the college facilitates the faculty members doing research elsewhere by granting study leave and adjusting the teaching schedules accordingly.

The college has only two ongoing research projects sponsored by the University Grants Commission. The largest project is of Rs. 99 thousand, for a period of two years, being done by the Department of Zoology. Another small project of Rs. 30 thousand is in the department of Political Science.

Extension activities taken up the college are appreciable. A faculty member has been designated at part-time basis to look after the extension activities regarding health and hygiene awareness, AIDS awareness and social work and other out-reach programmes. Students are encouraged to participate in extension activities by providing incentives in the form of certificates.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The master plan of the college campus of an area of about 4 acres shows the existing buildings accommodating offices, class-rooms, library, hall, canteen, cycle sheds, chowkidar quarters, etc. and the projected expansion plans to meet the future requirements. The expansion plan shows the sites for girls' hostel and science laboratory. The proposed girls' hostel is in addition to the existing hostel for tribal girls. The report is, however, silent about the existence of the residential quarters for teaching as well as non-teaching staff. In order to implement the plans and to meet the requirements for the maintenance of the existing infrastructure the college authorities are looking for funds from the UGC, State Govt. and fees collected from the students.
The college encourages use of its infrastructure and academic facilities to external agencies like UPSC, MPSC, Banks, M.U for conducting exams.

The college has a central library with a collection of more than 25000 reference and text-books. The physical infrastructure of the library and space management therein requires much improvement. The students are allowed to borrow books for 15 days. Lending, purchasing and stock verification are not yet computerized; although the process has begun. During the last two years (2003-2005) the library purchased 985 books including journals and other periodicals and spent Rs. 6,03,168.00. To provide necessary services as required by the library, the college library opens on working days and its daily working hour starts from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM. The departments of Physics, Mathematics, Home Science, Botany and Zoology have their own computers.

Regarding health services the college has no material facilities for the students, members of the teaching and non-teaching staff of the college. However, the college has a Central Hall wherein all sorts of indoor games are practiced. Outdoor games are, however, performed in the playground of the college. In order to encourage outstanding students in sports a number of seats are reserved and certificate, memento and prizes are given. During last year in the university, state, regional, and national level competitions the students participated and came out with a commendable performance. The college has hostel facilities. Only a few students of the college stay at hostel enjoying facilities like news-papers, T.V., CD players etc. primarily due to the distance (about 2 kms.) between the college and the hostel.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
To provide necessary assistance to the students in any possible way in and outside the campus of an institution is one of the primary objectives of an institution. Hence, a good institution has to evolve mechanisms to support and motivate its students to be enterprising in their career.

Though the college is trying to motivate its students to be enterprising in their career, only 44.5% of the students appeared for the qualifying exam and as a result, the drop out rate is as high as 36.5%. However, the college does not maintain a record showing a number of students who went over for P.G., alumni holding a responsible positions in the government and elsewhere and any other kind of progression including taking such as the NET, SLET, GATE, TOEPL, GMAT etc.

A prospectus is one of the important aspects of a college because it gives a detailed profile of it. G.P. Women's college publishes its annual prospectus giving its outline history, admission procedures, course of studies, facilities and other amenities. Financial aids in the form of scholarship are awarded to the students form the state exchequer. The scholarships are Merit-cum-Means and Post Matric Scholarships(PMS) given to the ST,SC and OBC students. During the last two years (2003-2005) the former was awarded to 15 deserving students. During the same period the latter was given to 1620 students.

The college does not have an employment cell nor a placement officer but has an Information and Career Guidance Cell (ICGC) and under this cell enterpreneurship training programmes are taken up in collaboration with the ICGC unit at Guwahati. So far, 60 students are said to have been benefited from this programme. The college also has two NSS and an NCC.

The college does not have alumnae association nor does it have an overseas students. Therefore, the question does not arise of giving support services to the latter.

Students need recreational facilities to engage themselves when they are academically free. G.P. Women's College has given to its students some facilities like indoor games as well as outdoor games. The college also publishes annual magazine and also organizes cultural programmes for the students. Despite its own limitation, the college has over the years been trying to give to the students and society the best it could do.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management.
The college has participatory functioning in various academic wings and administration. A number of committees are formed to assist the administration. Since the college is under the direct governance of the state government, the Principal, who is the sole authority of the college, is under the direct control of the government and has to execute orders accordingly.

The academic committee prepares the academic calendar in consultation with the University and also helps the students who seek for admissions especially in making proper choice of the subject combination. The main responsibility of the co-ordinating committee is to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. Besides these, the college also appoints examination committee to conduct examinations. In order to conduct the exams free and fair the committee also lays down certain rules and regulations. A purchase committee is formed when need arises. The main purpose of forming this committee is to select items to be purchased out of the funds received from either the UGC or the State government. Laboratory items are also procured out of the fund realized from the students in consultation with the members of the concerned department. The college also has a Planning Board headed by the Principal.

Since the college is a government college it has to follow financial rules adopted by the government. According to the information available the amount spent for salary components, examinations, students welfare, students activities, laboratory, library, educational tour and office expenses etc. during the last year (2004) were Rs. 2,50,63,589/- and spent Rs. 2,54,046/-, Rs. 45,692/- Rs. 2,59,476/-, Rs. 3,70,265/-, Rs. 56,611/-, Rs. 2,00,004/- and Rs. 3,98,191/- for examinations, students welfare, student activities, laboratory, library, educational tour and office expenses etc. respectively.

The college accounts are audited by auditors appointed by the government. The teachers and other staff are benefited by the schemes available under the state government. The teaching and the non-teaching staff avail various loans from the nationalized banks in Manipur. The staff do not create welfare schemes to facilitate their living conditions.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The college has a lot to do with regards to healthy practices. The college tries to keep in touch with other communities by allowing them to utilize its infrastructure for co- and extra-curricular activities. The process of computerization is a good step towards modernizing the library. The library opens 6 days a weak. One of the healthy practices of the college worth-mentioning is its participation in the Inter-College Youth Festival organized by the Manipur University. The college also regularly participates in the Inter-Zonal University Championships. A number of times the students of the college have won laurels in sports, dance, music and drama. Some alumnae of the college are international football and archery sportspersons. Hence, the college has achieved a number of successes in certain areas, yet there is a scope for further improvements and expansions.

G.P. Women's College, Imphal, has been making sincere efforts to provide higher education upto graduation level to girls/women students in the region. The college is maintaining academic curricula as per the guidelines of the affiliating university, viz., Manipur University. However, it is observed that the academic programmes of the college, since its establishment nearly four decades ago, are still confined within the conventional type of UG Degree course - both at Honours and General level in Arts and Science. The college, of its own, does not seem to make any endeavour, whatsoever, to go beyond the conventional degree oriented academic boundaries in commensurate with the modern pedagogic transformation at the national/international level arising out of globalization, so as to meet the aspiration of the new generation of learners.

It is a pleasure to note that the college has earned good reputation through the extra-curricular activities of some of the students. The laurels received by the NSS cadets at the state as well as at the national level are quite praiseworthy. Further, the achievements of the students in sports and games as well as in cultural activities like dance, drama and music are highly commendable. The college authority should extend due encouragement for such activities of the students.

It is worth-noting that the college has very recently started an Information and Career Guidance Cell for the benefit of the students.

Some suggestions for further improvement :
The college should introduce, without delay some new courses relevant to present day needs like - Commerce, Computer Science, Pisciculture, Functional English, Music, Diploma in Nursing, Certificate courses in Electronics, and also some region specific job oriented self-financing courses like Fashion Designing, etc.

The following new Department may be established in the College:
(i). Department of Sericulture;
(ii). Department of Food Processing and Preservation;
(iii). Department of Food Technology;
(iv). Department of Microbiology;
(v). Department of Multimedia Technologies;
(vi). Department of Bioinformatics;
(vii). Department of Biotechnology;
(viii) Department of Biochemistry.

The college should introduce PG courses in Home Science without further delay. A separate PG Department of Home Science may be established.

Classes should be separated into sections. Presently the large number of students in the lecture classes make teaching and learning processes inefficient.

Laboratory facilities in the science subjects should be strengthened. Most of the laboratories have inadequate chemicals. Provision for more chemicals should be made.
Computers should be provided to all Departments. In particular, Use of computers in the Department of English, especially for linguistics teaching has to be promoted.

The college may try to improve value-based education, by organizing seminars, debates, etc. on topics like Women Empowerment, Child Labour, Environmental Consciousness, Ethics of life and so on.

The faculty members be urged upon to avail research projects/funded by several agencies like UGC, DST etc.

The quality and functioning of the college library should be improved and modernized.

The college should have hostel facility in the campus itself.

The college should approach UGC for fund to establish a Computer Centre with Internet facility.

Library needs new text books and reference books, covering the syllabi of different courses. Infrastructure of the library requires a thorough improvement. The process of computerization of library has to be accelerated.

Book Bank facility should be available for needy students.

Infrastructure for Teaching-learning process should be modernized.

Extension activities for the welfare of the stakeholders be further strengthened.

Grievance Redressal Cell for both teaching and non-teaching staff may be constituted without further delay.

As most of the students in the region possess natural aptitude and talents towards Games & Sports, Music & Dance, Fine Arts, etc., the authority concerned should provide appropriate facilities so that the talented students get enough opportunity to excel even at the international level.

Monitoring and evaluation of the teaching and learning process should be strengthened by introducing unit tests.

Toilet facilities need improvement.

Monitoring of the office of the college, and its different administrative section has to be strengthened.

The college should promote the establishment of the Alumnae Association.

The Peer Team sincerely acknowledges the cooperation and the support extended by the Principal, Faculty Members, Students, Staff Members, Parents and Alumnae. The team is happy to note that the college authority is quite aware of various deficiencies of the institute, and are making sincere efforts to remove those at an early date in spite of many short comings, disturbances and limitations and trying its best to impart value-based quality education to students for their better future.

Prof. K.M. Pathak (Chairperson)

Dr. Sangkima (Member)

Prof. S.K. Mishra (Member-Coordinator)

( Shri N. Ibobi Singh )
G.P. Govt. Women's College

Case of Loitam Richard : GP College demands justice

Imphal, May 14 2012: Demanding justice for Loitam Richard, who was allegedly murdered in Bangalore last month, students of GP Womens College today staged a sit-in at the colleges premises.

Speaking at the protest site, General Secretary of GP Womens College, Stephee urged the State Government to pursue the case of Richards death with more seriousness in order to bring justice once and for all.

Denouncing the frequent incidents of crime against students and people of North East in major Indian cities, Stephee said people from other States continue to look down upon the NE denizens as the responsible leaders are not firm enough in dealing with the cases.

Demanding urgent intervention of the State Government in bringing justice to Richards murder case, the agitating students raised slogans against the racial profiling of NE students.

Negligence and delay in the case would only incite more forms of protest, Stephee observed while drawing the attention of the Government to deliver fitting punishment against the culprits.

The students of GP Womens College today cancelled classes and ceased all official related works of the college from 11am till 2pm today and staged the sit-in.

The pathological report of the post mortem of Richard is still awaited and the State Government has already deputed a police team led by an officer of the rank of SP.

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