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Government Geetanjali Girls College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
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Near PGBT College, Berasia Road
Bhopal (District Bhopal)
Madhya Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 462038


Government Geetanjali Girls College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Government College. Government Geetanjali Girls College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is also known as Gitanjali Girls College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Government Geetanjali Girls College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh was established on / in 1986.


Principal of Government Geetanjali Girls College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is DOLLY MALHOTRA (Mobile 9301190367), Dr. Manjula Sharma (Mobile 9425019902).

Government Geetanjali Girls College is situated in Bhopal of Madhya Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Bhopal comes under Bhopal Tehsil, Bhopal District.

Fax # of Government Geetanjali Girls College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is +91-755-2733266.

Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Government Geetanjali Girls College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is (are) : 0755-2543416.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Government Geetanjali Girls College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh are Principal Mobile no. 9425600876.

email ID(s) is Government Geetanjali Girls College Bhopal Madhya Pradesh


Contact Details of Government Geetanjali Girls College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-755-2733166, 2735266





Courses

Number of seats in Government Geetanjali Girls College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is 50.
Government Geetanjali Girls College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
BA: FC, Urdu, History, Pol. Sc. Eco., Socio., Home Sc., Hindi, English ,Drawing, Painting

B. Com: All Compl. Papers with C.A.

B Sc: FC, Phy., Chem., Maths, Botony, Zoology, Cxomp. Appl., Nutrition Dit.
PGDD: P.G. Diploma in Dietetics.
M.Com
BCA
PGDCA
M.Sc
M.A

Approval details: Government Geetanjali Girls College is affiliated with Barkatullah University, Bhopal

Profile of Government Geetanjali Girls College

About College
Govt Geetanjali Girls’ P.G.(Autonomous) College was established in 1986 and named after the beloved daughter of the Former President the Late Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma. Within a short span of 25 years the college has made rapid progress in the field of Higher Education as well as professional studies, by introducing several unconventional and job-oriented courses .

A dire need to impart Higher Education to girls was felt in the MIC gas affected area of old Bhopal, and the Madhya Pradesh Government stepped in at the right time to provide the required infrastructure and funds, and thus was established Govt. Geetanjalii Girls' College in 1986.

Govt. Geetanjali Girls’ P.G.(Autonomous) College is the only non - technical college of the state to get permission in 1994 from the AICTE, New Delhi to run the Master in Computer Application (MCA) course.

A Training & Placement cell is also active and has helped many bright students to get jobs in prestigious multinational companies.

The aim of imparting higher and employment oriented education is to enable the girls to shape a bright future for themselves and also to make them self supporting units of the society.

Uniform is compulsory for all students.
Autonomy was granted by the University Grants Commission to the College, which came into force from the academic year 2011-12. It complies with various objectives of autonomy like preparation of curriculum, conduct of examinations, innovations in examination pattern. The college gets the advantage to introduce short term courses, and other degree/diploma courses.
Total Area of College -15.43 Acre .
Total student strength (session 2010-11)-3175.

(A) GROUP OF THREE THEORETICAL SUBJECTS
1.POLITICAL SCIENCE
SOCIOLOGY
HISTORY

2.POLITICAL SCIENCE
SOCIOLOGY
HINDI LITERATURE

3.POLITICAL SCIENCE
HISTORY
ENGLISH LITERATURE

4.POLITICAL SCIENCE
ECONOMICS
URDU LITERATURE

5.SOCIOLOGY
HISTORY
ENGLISH LITERATURE

6.SOCIOLOGY
ECONOMICS
HINDI LITERATURE

7.SOCIOLOGY
ECONOMICS
URDU LITERATURE

8.SOCIOLOGY
ECONOMICS
ENGLISH LITERATURE

(B)GROUP OF TWO THEORETICAL AND ONE PRACTICAL SUBJECTS
1.POLITICAL SCIENCE
SOCIOLOGY
GEOGRAPHY

2.POLITICAL SCIENCE
ENGLISH LITERATURE
FINE ARTS

3.POLITICAL SCIENCE
URDU LITERATURE
FINE ARTS

4.POLITICAL SCIENCE
SOCIOLOGY
HOME SCIENCE

5.POLITICAL SCIENCE
ECONOMICS
HOME SCIENCE

6.POLITICAL SCIENCE
HINDI LITERATURE
GEOGRAPHY

7.POLITICAL SCIENCE
HISTORY
HOME SCIENCE

8.SOCIOLOGY
HINDI LITERATURE
HOME SCIENCE

9.SOCIOLOGY
ENGLISH LITERATURE
GEOGRAPHY

10.SOCIOLOGY
ECONOMICS
HOME SCIENCE

11.SOCIOLOGY
HINDI LITERATURE
GEOGRAPHY

12.HISTORY
URDU LITERATURE
HOME SCIENCE

13.HISTORY
URDU LITERATURE
FINE ARTS

14.HISTORY
HINDI LITERATURE
HOME SCIENCE

15.ECONOMICS
ENGLISH LITERATURE
FINE ARTS

16 HISTORY
HINDI LITERATURE
FINE ARTS

Media coverage of Government Geetanjali Girls College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh

NAAC report of Government Geetanjali Girls College

I INTRODUCTION
The Government Geetanjali College is affiliated to the Barkataullah University, Bhopal (M.P.) The college is funded by the State Government and was established in 1986. It received recognition from U. G. C. under clauses 2f and 12B in 1992.

The original mission of the college was 'to fulfil the educational needs of girls from the M.I.C. Gas affected area'. Over the years, the perception has evolved into training girls 'through conventional and job-oriented courses, to become self-sufficient earning units of society, after the completion of studies'.

The college began in 1986, in a rented building, with 42 students; today its enrollment has crossed 2000 and has its own building with a campus of 15.43 acres. The college has Faculty of Arts with nine departments, Faculty of Commerce with one department and Faculty of Science with six departments. It also offers professional/vocational courses such as, B.C.A., M.C.A. V.C.C.A., P.G.D.D. and P.G.D.C.A. The college offers 18 programmes at undergraduate level, 5 at postgraduate level, 2 postgraduate diplomas and two Vocational programmes.

The total number of permanent staff is 34; among these 22 are Ph.D. degree holders, one is M. Phil. and 11 have postgraduate degree as highest qualification. There are 19 temporary teachers, out of whom 15 have postgraduate degrees, 2 are M. Phil. and 2 have Ph.D. degrees as highest qualification. The total number of technical staff is 13 and administrative is 17.

The student enrollment at undergraduate level is 935 with 928 from the same State and 7 from other States. In the postgraduate studies, the number of students total to 347, with one student from out of State. Seven hundred and forty one (741) students are enrolled in self-financed courses.

The College volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted its self-study report in November 2002. A peer team consisting of Prof. Veena R. Mistry, Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, M. S. University of Baroda (Chairperson), Dr. Shakuntala Katre, Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Bangalore (Member) and Prof. Pothuri Muralikrishna, Vice Principal, Hindu College. Guntur (Member) visited the Government Geetanjali Girls College from March 26 to March 28, 2003.

During the visit the peer team met with the Principal, members of the Governing Body (Jan Bhagidari Samiti), students, teachers staff, alumni and parents. As per requirements of NAAC, documents provided by the college were studied and information provided in the self-study report was validated. The team members visited various departments, facilities, student support services and clarification to queries arising out of the self-study report was sought.

The assessment of the institution and the judgment arrived at is based on the exercise conducted by the team vis-a-vis the criteria provided by NAAC. The report has taken into consideration commendable features as well as issues of concern as reflected by members of the peer team.

II CRITERIA-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The Government Geetanjali Girls College has courses for girl students in the traditional disciplines of Arts, Commerce and Science as well as professional or vocation-oriented courses in the areas of computer technology and dietetics. As a college affiliated to the Barkatullah University, it follows the syllabi in Arts, Commerce and Science as prescribed by the University, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. However the MCA programme and its examinations, duly approved by AICTE, is held under the aegis of Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, M.P. Admission of students to various courses is either via entrance test or based on academic records.

The college offers degree and diploma programmes in 16 departments. These include traditional courses (17 U.G. and 4 P.G.). Programmes such as MCA, BCA, VCCA, PGDCA and PGDD have good scope for immediate employment and are self financing courses.

At the Baccalurate Level, Hindi and English are offered as foundation courses. The programme options available to the students are Home Science, Political Science, Economics, History, Sociology, Hindi, English, Urdu, Drawing and Painting and Geography and can be opted in combinations as prescribed by the University. At B.Com, choices are in Accounting, Industrial Management, Applied Economics or Computer Application (Self-financed course). At B. Sc degree there are two groups, Biology and Mathematics. Options available for Biology group are Chemistry, Botany, Zoology or Chemistry, Zoology, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics (Self-financed course). In Mathematics group, the options available are, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics or Physics, Mathematics and Computer Application (Self-financed course) or Physics, Mathematics and Electronics. At postgraduate level, M.A. degree programmes are offered in Economics and Political Science, M. Com degree specialization includes Accounting and M.Sc. in Chemistry is offered besides the Masters degree in Computer Applications (self financed course). Students have limited flexibility to pursue programmes with reference to time frame and horizontal mobility.

As per the direction of the University, since the previous academic year, a generic feedback on academic programmes and institutional functioning is obtained through forms filled by the students.

The college-industry network is well coordinated for the MCA & Dietetics courses. But for traditional courses there seems to be no significant linkages with either neighbourhood organizations or N.G.Os. However, through various societies of the college, students participate in social awareness programmes, cultural activities, symposia, debates, etc.

Within the existing framework of the University system through the efforts of the Jan Bhagidari Samiti, it generally takes 6 - 7 months to introduce new programmes. Recently the university has revised the U.G. and P.G. syllabi on the basis of U.G.C.-revised curriculum. Vocational courses in the realms of Arts and Commerce are not there as the College has not availed of the U.G.C. - sponsored Vocational Courses in any of the faculties. However, in pursuance of the revised Mission Statement of the college, job-oriented and professional courses in the areas of computers and clinical dietetics have been initiated. The conduct and implementation of these programmes is of good quality.

Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The college offering mainstream and professional courses has varying admission criteria for different courses, inclusive of academic record, entrance test, counseling (BCA), and follows the State Government norms.

The college functions for 210 working days. The workload of the teachers is as per UGC norms. Attendance of students is monitored with quarterly compilation. Parents' attention is drawn if there is a short fall in attendance.

The total number of students at UG level is 935, at postgraduate level it is 347, and at postgraduate diploma level it is 36. The total number of permanent teachers is 34 and temporary teachers is 19, and therefore the total teaching staff is 53. Overall, the teacher student ratio is 1:40. The ratio of teaching staff to non-teaching staff is 1.76:1 (34:30) However, these ratios vary from department to department. In many departments (Maths, Geography, History, Sociology, Urdu) where the faculty number is one and in English & Hindi where the strengths is only two each, there is a heavy work load and the teacher student ratio is much higher, and is a matter of concern.

Depending on the programme of study, the college follows semester and annual system. Apart from the University prescribed evaluation procedures, depending on the subject of study other methods used for student assessment are class tests, practical examinations and projects. Evaluation methods are informed to the students at the beginning of the academic year.

In some of the subjects, remedial coaching is available to SC/ST students, while the advanced learners are motivated to participate in seminars and symposia. English communication skills are promoted through remedial classes. Weak students are encouraged to avail of the 'tutor mentor' system.

Recruitment of teachers is through by the Department of Higher Education, M.P. For self-financed courses, Jan Bhagidari Samiti appoints teachers as per Government norms. As per the directions of the Govt., the college follows the Annual Confidential Report (ACR) system for teachers and non-teaching staff.

In terms of teaching practices, few departments use audio-visual aids, workshops and field visits. But lectures remain the predominant mode of teaching. There is no centralized facility for preparing teaching aids, and modern teaching aids are wanting.

The teaching - learning process includes division of syllabi into topics and allocation of specific hours per topic. As directed by the Govt., teachers are expected to maintain individual teaching diaries. At both UG & PG levels, teaching is done both in Hindi and English.

Few teachers have presented papers at National Seminars and still fewer are associated with research activities at National level. National and International level linkages remain weak. Activities such as organization of seminars, refresher courses are limited. Over the last five years, one person has participated in an International Seminar and thirty one teachers have participated in National Seminars, but only one person has acted as a resource person. Most members of the teaching community have not availed the Faculty Development Programmes.

Academic pursuits and self-development activities by teachers seem limited. There is a need for teachers to attend faculty development programmes as also to develop in-house Faculty Development Programmes. It is also necessary to increase the level of computer literacy and Internet access skills for teaching & non teaching staff. Departments in which there are only one or two teachers tend to get insulated against advances in the field and newer ideas. Some form of planned intervention with colleagues in other colleges needs to be developed for better teaching-learning climate.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Research activities of the college include projects and dissertations by postgraduate students, and some research by faculty members. There are only two ongoing research projects, financed under the aegis of UGC, major and minor research projects.

There are only five postgraduate departments in the college largely for teaching alone and research activities are restricted. There is a need to increase both institutional and individual teacher's research activities. At present, consultation services, are not existing. Publications by faculty members are very few.

Involvement in research and related activities are extremely limited. There is a dearth of facilities such as availability of journals, and other tools. While facilities are important for conduct of research, the myth that research cannot be conducted without these infrastructure facilities needs to be challenged. Attempts must be made to make coordinated and concerted efforts to increase research and publication activities.

In the realm of extension and outreach activities, the college works in the area of community development, health and hygiene awareness, adult education and literacy, AIDS awareness. Besides the NCC and the NSS, Population Education clubs and programmes under National Literacy Mission, etc., the college is active in the conduct of other extension activities. These activities are conducted with both NGOs and GOs. Some of the organisation the college is involved with are: Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital, Asra Old Persons Home, Bal Niketan Orphanage, etc. Among Gos, the extension activities are organized with M.P. State AIDS Control Society, Indian Red Cross Society and Bhoj Wetlands Project .

The college has two units of the NSS (with 200 volunteers). The active participation of the volunteers and the incharge teachers is laudable. The college has a vibrant NCC unit with a significant participation of the cadets and the officer incharge in the national and international-level events. It is commendable that the participants have secured a number of certificates and medals and few former cadets have joined the arm forces by choice. Sports activities at the College deserve special mention, for the participation and winning prizes at various state and national level events. The staff incharge has also participated in national events, and as a referee. The physical education department requires strengthening.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources:
The Government Geetanjali Girls college, Bhopal is located on a campus area of 15.43 acres, near the Military Security lines, in the Old city of Bhopal. The campus is conveniently approachable through the city Bus services. The College acknowledges the interest and involvement of the former president Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma and his family towards its establishment.

The college campus has been well developed and the general ambience is congenial for academic interactions. The campus is also maintained, clean and with appreciable development of gardens. Tree planting and garden development of the campus have been supported by the financial support of the Banks of the locality as also the Jan Bhagidari Samiti. The latter has also provided for constructing mosaic benches and umbrellas in the campus, which have added value to the landscape of the campus.

The Capital Project Authority of Madhya Pradesh maintains the infrastructure of the campus, through specific budget allocations from the Government. Additional assistance is also sought from the Jan Bhagidari Samiti, as and when necessary.

The college is functioning from a three-storeyed building, which accommodates twenty three class rooms, an auditorium, science laboratories and teaching laboratories for computer courses. Recently, through financial support from UGC and Jan Bhagidari Samiti, the college has added seven classrooms and a new Library annexe. Major departments are connected with telephone communication system. The College also has an auditorium.

The available space, laboratories and infrastructure are maximally utilized. Classes begin at 8.40 a.m. and extend up to 4.40 p.m. Laboratory facilities are shared across classes by time management of practicum classes. Laboratories are also utilized to conduct theory classes as per the need. There is no centralized computer facility available in the college. Computer facilities are available to students of MCA, BCA, PGDCA and VCCA. Computer aided learning packages are used by the students of the departments mentioned above. The computers and peripherals are maintained under annual maintenance contract. The computer laboratories for self-financed courses are good and few traditional courses especially in sciences and commerce offer compute applications as a subject. But in most other traditional courses the students and staff are not provided with adequate computer education and facilities. The Govt. of M.P. has signed an MOU with IEC computer services limited to provide additional computer education to the students of the college on a nominal payment of Rs. 84/- per student, to pursue 'O' level and 'A' level courses. Under the agreement, every year 5 teaching and 5 non-teaching staff of the college are to be provided with free computer training. The latter has to be fully utilized.

The laboratories in science department have some infrastructure for the science practicals; but these need to be further developed by acquiring modern equipment, and electronic multimedia facilities. A central computer facility with Internet connectivity, may be developed in due course of time, so as to augment the automation process of the library, office administration as well as academic enrichment of the students and staff alike.

A Health Centre is not there but the staff and students of the college avail the health services through free homeopathy medicines, and the benefits of the eye testing camp, blood testing camp etc., as and when they are programmed by the NSS. General health camps are also organized by local Banks, for the benefit of the students.

Facilities for sports and physical Education of the students, are adequate. There are courts for Basket Ball, Volley Ball, Ball Badminton. Facilities are also available for Judo and other indoor games. A good number of students have participated in state level and national level sports competitions and some have secured merit positions. The sports facilities need to be augmented in terms of adequate play grounds, space for indoor games and gymnasium.

There are hostel facilities, with forty rooms, to accommodate eighty students (two per room). Each room is adequately furnished and the hostel provides safe drinking water, healthy food and hygienic surroundings to the students. Facilities such as hot water, indoor games, television, etc. are also available to the hostel residents. The students manage the mass. There is one cook and two helpers in the kitchen. The cook is employed by the government while the salaries for the helpers are paid by the Jan Bhagidari Samiti.

The facilities for housing for non-teaching staff, Canteen, Vehicle parking shed, and small guest house facility are available within the campus.

Sports persons are given incentives in terms of certificates, cash prizes and trophies. Scholarships on the basis of means are also given to students performing well in sports.

Coaching camps are organized prior to a sports event, where expert coaches are invited. Special coaching is organized for players selected to represent college at various sports events. The college team members are provided with kit, daily allowance and uniforms. The team captains and outstanding sports persons are provided blazers. For those students who are active in sports at various levels, attendance requirements at the college are relaxed.

An Advisory Committee manages the college library. The total library holdings are 13,400. During last year 1814 textbooks were purchased. During the Ninth Plan period the college received U.G.C. library grants to the tune of approximately Rs. 6 laks for purchase of books and construction of the building. Inter-university-library loan facility does not exist at the library. Book loan facility from the British Council is available. It functions from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and works for 210 days in a year. The library is equipped with a computer which is utilized for lending of books, stock verification and a book bank facility.

Centralized physical structures, such as workshops or instrument center, are not available.

The college should try to augment its above infrastructure and learning resources by developing the following:-

Common room for day boarders

Central computer facility with internet connectivity.

Reprography facilities, inter-library loan services, internet access for students and teachers in the library.

Increment in reference books and subscription to journals.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression :
The University examination results indicate that the performance of the students is good. The pass percentage at examinations is in the range of 85-95%. The drop out rate is low at about 5%. The results of MCA examinations are very good. Since 1994 till date 3 to 6 students per year have featured on the merit list of Barkatullah University.

Since the college offers PG programmes in 5 subjects, students seeking admission to these courses from the UG, have a good opportunity for vertical progression, although the seats and subject choices available for PG are not adequate.

In spite of good performance by students it is surprising that none of the students with postgraduate degree have passed, SET/NET, GRE, TOEFL or IAS. The college needs to find out the reasons for the same and accordingly plan future actions.

Each year the college publishes an updated prospectus containing information on courses (UG and PG) offered, class-wise available seats, fee structure as well as academic and infrastructure facilities in the college. The prospectus also encompasses information on extra-curricular activities, such as NCC, NSS, sports programmes as well as information on library, hostel facilities and scholarship programmes.

Students can avail of financial assistantships and scholarships in the following categories: Post-matric scholarships for SC, ST and OBC students, Poor Students Welfare Fund, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Gas Relief Scholarships, Merit and Merit cum Means Scholarships, Sports Scholarships and Scholarships for postgraduate students.

During the last two years, 480 have secured post-metric scholarships, 21 poor students have received student scholarships, 15 have received the Dr.S.D.Sharma Gas relief scholarships and 06 have received welfare fund scholarships.

One of the major programme of the college is the Training and Placement Cell started in 1999. The college administration and Jan Bhagidari Samiti jointly operate the Cell. It offers facilities for MCA, Vocational and postgraduate courses. The Cell has a Placement Officer and provides information regarding job opportunities, career choices and self-employment possibilities. The Cell has a list of business houses and industrial units for student placement and constant endeavours are made to increase the number of organizations. Thirtysix postgraduate students were employed in public sector units through Placement Services. The Cell has also helped students towards self-employment.

Academic and personal counselling is provided by teachers/Principal, on a one to one basis and grievances of the students are procured through an informal mechanism. The college attempts to provide students and parents with academic and personal counseling by medium of teacher-guardian meetings. Every teacher acts as a guardian for a group of students.

A student magazine - 'Shaivalini' and a News Letter are published annually, with the help of the Teachers. A number student societies have been formed to facilitate the students to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular, cultural and literary activities.

The college has a a Women's Grievance Cell to facilitate the girl students and staff of the college. But to achieve awareness regarding gender issues and gender empowerment, the cell needs to play a pro-active role in organinsing various activities.

An Alumni association (GAGA) has been formed. The alumni take part in annual fetes, help in campus beautification and offer small donations. Records of alumni profile are not available and alumni support facility has not been adequately tapped. There is a need to strengthen the alumni association vis-à-vis their present vocations and formulating alumni profile. Establishment of a counseling centre, health-related facilities, extended computer facilities to all departments may be useful additions. Activities such as educational tours, industry visits (in traditional courses) and inviting guest lectures/faculty needs to be strengthened.

The college aims to be student oriented and attempts to play a positive and supportive role. The teacher-student relationship is conducive towards student development. This was evident from the responses of students, teachers and alumni.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The college management is led from the front by the Principal. As a measure of decentralization of management practices several committees have been formulated. The committees cover areas such as financial management (including grants, scholarships), administrative and academic activities, development and planning, student and staff grievance and redressal, as well as welfare and extra-curricular activities.

As per suggestions of the Higher Education department of M.P. Government, to improve the organization and management of the college, the concept of Jan Bhagidari Samiti was introduced. The Samiti takes decisions related to development and future planning for the college, sanctioning of funds for major purchases, etc. and also helps in resource mobilization. The Jan Bhagidari Samiti consists of a Chairman who is an M.P./ former minister / M.L.A./ an eminent person of the society. The present Chairman is Shri Prafulla Kumar Maheshwari, Member of Parliament. The other members of the Samiti include representatives from the local community, administration, political parties, Principal of the local school, alumni, parents, and other representative groups of the society. The Principal is the secretary of the committee. While the Chairman is nominated by the Government of Madhya Pradesh, the Members (18) are nominated by the Chairman.

There is no formal self-appraisal mechanism, although the performance of the non-teaching staff is monitored through informal appraisals, more as a corrective measure rather than a critical one.

The academic calendar is prepared by a special committee. No tuition fee is collected from the girl students as a policy matter while the other fees for self-financed courses are as per the decisions of the Jan Bhagidari Samiti.

In terms of welfare programmes, the college organizes remedial coaching for SC/ ST students as sanctioned by UGC, training and placement cell and computer training for students. These are not welfare programmes in the strict interpretation of the term welfare programmes. There is a need to formulate welfare programmes that would include students and staff. Staff members are entitled to various loans as per the University and State Government rules.

There is an internal audit mechanism operative in the college and the staff grievances are addressed through a complaint box. Several loan facilities are also available to the staff of the college

In due course of time, the college should make necessary provisions for professional development of the non-teaching staff.

Computer training must also reach the non-teaching staff and they should avail of facilities offered by I.E.C.

A formal and systematic mechanism of grievance redressal may be evolved.
Development of Office automation would speed up the administrative procedures.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
In order to maintain academic standards, admissions are given strictly on basis of merit and open counseling. In pursuance of this aim, student records of monthly tests are brought to the notice of teacher-guardian committee.

The college has introduced various management strategies to improve its functioning. Team spirit and working as a family is encouraged and so is transparency in functioning.

Value-based education and civic responsibilities are inculcated through extra and co-curricular activities and organizing lectures, poster display, etc. The college has student-centered approach and all round development is fostered through club activities, NCC, NSS, sports and other welfare programmes. These activities also promote community orientation.

The college has both regular and self-financed courses and is working towards starting vocational courses. It is the only government college in Bhopal offering technical-professional courses as approved by A.I.C.T.E. This effort to promote professional education to girls students of the area is highly commendable.

Under the scheme promulgated by the state government, group health insurance is provided to the students by charging a nominal premium.

Although the formulation of the Jan Bhagidari Samiti is at the initiative of the state government, the specific committee meant for Geetanjali College has contributed immensely towards the growth of the college. The Chairman and Members of the said committee have played a pivotal role in providing appropriate and appreciable leadership, direction and resource mobilization.

III OVERALL ANALYSIS
The peer team, after reviewing the self-study report, visit to various academic departments of the Government Geetanjali College, Bhopal meeting with various bodies and groups of concerned persons, as well as examining the physical facilities wishes to make the following commendations, areas of concern and suggestions :-

Commendations :
In the last decade, the college has made attempts towards empowering girl students by offering some new courses in frontline area.

The Jan Bhagidari Samiti scheme of the M.P. State Government has played a supportive and motivating role for college management.

The college offers many opportunities for sports and co-curricular activities.

The college has made attempts to have programmes for overall development of students.

There is an attempt at enhancing infrastructure development.

The teaching and non-teaching staff are committed to institutional goals.

The teacher-parent student meetings in relation to student performance is a good scheme.
Women's Grievance redressal cell is in operation.

Students' performance at MCA and some other examinations is commendable.
Students' performance in NSS, NCC and sports is indeed laudable.

The publication of an annual college magazine and a news letter, with contribution from students and staff alike, is appreciable.

Areas of Concern and Suggestions :
While the peer team recognizes the objectives and mission of the college towards empowering girl students towards overall development and vocational orientation, the college needs to work out detailed plans based on clearly spelt objectives.

There is a need to introduce vocational courses and more course options in the realm of traditional subjects. The college may also think in terms of introducing certificate programmes as add-on courses.

Introduction of more professional courses may be considered in areas such as management, media and communications, social work, travel and tourism and specializations in Home Science, such as Human Development, Clothing and Textiles.

A watchful and precise record of student attendance is required to be maintained.

Research and publication activities in the post graduate departments need to be seriously pursued. There is a need to strengthen staff input towards conduct of research and establishing linkages with other research institutions both within the state as well as Nationally and Internationally.

Library facilities need to be enhanced with purchase of more reference books and journals.

Need to improve access to internet facility and establish centralized computer facility.

The grievance redressal process needs to be augmented.

The college needs to develop twining and student exchange programmes, industrial linkages need to be strengthen beyond work experience.

Social welfare activities and community orientation programmes needs to be concerted and better coordinated so that there is a continuous and relevant community oriented activities rather than sporadic programmes.

To enhance the level of competence of college, there is a need to find ways and means to admit out of State students in the postgraduate programmes.

In departments with single teachers and in those with high student ratios, there is an urgent need to appoint part time/temporary/guest faculty for effective transaction of curriculum and as support to the existing staff.

The college in consultation with the Jan Bhagidari Samiti and other administrative units may set up a committee to implement suggestions and recommendations contained in this report.

The Peer Team places on record its appreciation of the cooperation lent by the Principal and Staff of the Geetanjali Girls' College and Chairman and Members of the Jan Bhagidari Samiti in successfully completing the validation and assessment process.

Prof. Veena R. Mistry
Chairperson

Prof. Katre Shakuntala
Member

Prof.Pothuri Muralikrishna
Member

Dr.Mukti Basu Roy
Principal
Govt. Geetanjali Girl's College, Bhopal

Date : 28 March, 2003.

Summary: Government Geetanjali Girls College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh website, mobile, contact address and approval / recognition details.