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Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Post Graduate College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh


Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Post Graduate College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Address: Plot / Street / Area
Shivaji Nagar, No. 6 Bus Stop
Bhopal (District Bhopal)
Madhya Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 462016

Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Post Graduate College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Govt. Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Post Graduate College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is also known as Nutan College Bhopal. Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Post Graduate College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh was established on / in 1970.

Principal of Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Post Graduate College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is SHOBHANA BAJPAI MAROO (Mobile 9425014144), Dr. VANDNA AGNIHOTRI (Mobile 9893280908).

Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Post Graduate 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 Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Post Graduate College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is +91-755-2552567.

Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Post Graduate College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is (are) : 0755-2469466.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Post Graduate College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh are Principal Mobile no. 9425014144.

email ID(s) is Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Post Graduate College Bhopal Madhya Pradesh

Website of Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Post Graduate College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is http://www.snpgcollege.com, www.mpgov.in/highereducation/snggpgb, www.snpgcollege.ac.in.

Contact Details of Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Post Graduate College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-755-552560

The college is popularly referred to as "Nutan College


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Approval details: Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Post Graduate College is affiliated with Barkatullah University, Bhopal

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Welcome to the official website of Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Post Graduate (Autonomous) College, Shivaji Nagar, Bhopal, a premier institution of higher education in central India. The institution functions under the administrative control of the Department of Higher Education, Government of Madhya Pradesh, is recognized by the University Grants Commission and is affiliated to the Barkatullah University, Bhopal. Established in the year 1970, the college has a popular nickname as "Nutan College"

About SNPG College:
Welcome to the official website of Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Postgraduate (Autonomous) College, Bhopal, a premier institution of higher education in central India.
Recognized by the University Grants Commission as centre for potential with excellence and reaccredited by NAAC, the institution functions under the administrative control of the Department of Higher Education, Government of Madhya Pradesh. Established in the year 1970, the college is popularly referred to as "Nutan College" and is affiliated to Barkatullah University, Bhopal.

The girls’ hostel of the college is only for the students, whose parents do not reside in Bhopal. It is located at a walking distance from the college. The accommodation capacity has been extended for 100 girls from the session 2008-09. The rooms are furnished and with double and triple occupancy. Compulsory Mess facility is provided to the hostellers. Medical and other necessary facilities are also provided to them. After getting admission in the college, the students will have to fill separate application form for Hostel facility. The application forms can be obtained from office during office hours on all working days by paying Rs. 100=00.

ATM Facility
ATM Service is provided within the campus .by State bank of India .
Photocopy and STD/ PCO Facility
A PCO and a photocopy booth is set up within the campus by “Aarushi” an organization working for the welfare of the differently - abled Persons. Students can avail these facilities during working hours at reasonable rates.

There is a canteen within the college campus, which serves fresh vegetarian food at reasonable prices. A committee of teachers is constituted to make sure that food is prepared hygienically. However, students are expected not to sit in canteen during lectures.
Computer awareness
Computer classes are conducted for the students of all disciplines during the college time to create the much necessary computer awareness in the students. No fee is taken from students for these classes.

Beyond the Class Room
Sarojini Naidu College has always believed in complementing the academic component of the college and enhancing the overall educational experience of students through development of wide variety of extracurricular activities. These events provide an opportunity to participate in a variety of social, cultural, and intellectual activities. Such experiences are meant to enrich the lives of students and help them fulfill their potential. The extracurricular activities at the college include:
National Cadet Corps (NCC)
Established in the year 1948, the aim of NCC is to develop qualities of leadership, character, spirit of sportsmanship and the ideal of service among the students. The college provides training for a unit of 160 girls of the army wing of

National Service Scheme (NSS)
NSS, sponsored by the ministry of youth affairs, Govt. of India functions effectively in the college by conducting periodic literacy and awareness lectures and tree planting, ills of alcohol and tobacco awareness programmes first aid demonstration classes etc Self- defense training classes under the ‘Mission Prahar’ are also conducted by the NSS unit.

Student Union
To encourage and strengthen the democratic values amongst the students and to train them in the duties and rights of democracy, a student union will be elected in the college by secret voting. As per the ordinance no.01 Govt of Madhya Pradesh and decision of honorable Supreme court of India (S.L.P. no. 24295/04) according to the recommendations of Lyngdoh committee. All the regular students of college are expected to use their voting power and ensure their active participation in the development and progress of the college by electing active representatives.

Medical Awareness and Health Check-Up Programs
The College is a member of ‘Youth Red Cross’ wing of Indian Red Cross Society. Several medical camps related to ophthalmology, haemoglobin estimation, blood group determination, dental health, gynecology & general health are organized periodically. First Aid boxes are placed at various departments of the college to facilitate immediate medical aid.. Awareness lectures by specialists on cancer and AIDS are also organized. Training in First Aid is compulsory for every student during undergraduate degree course.
Disaster Management Training
Students are encouraged for training in disaster management practices organized by disaster management institute. Efforts are made to arrange these trainings in the college itself.

Cultural Activities
Various cultural activities are organized in the college by the Cultural society, which is very popular among students. The activities of the society begin with a talent hunt cultural program – The Fresher’s Party, which is organized to familiarize and to bring out talent of newly admitted first year students at the beginning of new academic session. Society also organizes various musical competitions, Dance, Drama etc. periodically. The Social Gathering, a much- looked- forward –to annual event by students, consistently brings out the excellent coordination skills of students.

The SNG Band
The college is proud to have its own student’s band -The SNG Band which illuminates each occasion by its performance. A College Anthem is also composed giving a proof of unity among Nutanites.

The college is a member of the Society for promotion of Indian classical music and culture amongst youth- SPIC MACAY, and is the venue for Lecture Demonstrations of legend artists of the country organized by SPIC MACAY in the first half of the academic year. These Lecture - Demonstrations provide the stage for an informal interaction between the students and artists, and help to create & fine-tune a future audience. Here the artists demonstrate the art forms with the help of explanations, thereby, making their art form easily comprehensible.

Literary Activities
The literary talent and linguistic skills of students are brought to the fore by literary society of the college. This society conducts Debating and elocution Competitions regularly. Participation in the intercollegiate literary competitions also fosters a healthy sense of competition.

Social services
Students of the college are encouraged to be compassionate members of the community. Opportunities are regularly provided for students to get involved in community service programmers by the Society for Social services. These social service opportunities are tailored to match their interest and coincide with their personal goals. The college is recognized as the nodal centre by the Ministry of Health and Human Welfare, Govt. of India for their project for Food safety which conducts training program for street vendors to prepare nutritious food stuffs hygienically. Students also visit old age homes and orphanage regularly.

College Magazine
The college magazine- Vani is published every year which chronicles the academic, cultural and all other activities of the college. Literary articles from faculty members and students are the published in the magazine.

Excursion Trips
Educational excursions trips are organized in several subjects for postgraduate students generally after their I and III semester exams are over. These trips provide a different kind of exposure and education to the students away from their routine class room studies.

The college strives to provide its students an environment that is conducive to learning both inside and outside the classroom and emphasizes the importance of sports. To promote sports, the students engaged in sports activities are given relaxation in the attendance and those participating at national /international level have been rewarded and exempted from the college fee. The college have a number of fitness and sports facilities that help keep its student body fit and competitive. These include:
A Playground-cum-mini stadium.
A Basketball court.
Play fields for Kho- Kho and Volly-Ball.
An indoor badminton court with synthetic flooring.
A separate room for indoor game likes Table Tennis, Carom and Chess etc.
Gymnasium for physical fitness which also includes a central multi-facility piece of equipment.
Special training sessions in Aerobics are also organized.

The Sarojini Naidu College has consistently aimed at optimum use of its resources to incorporate features of excellence in its campus-academic, infrastructural and environmental. Every possible effort is made in these directions to improve existing practices in these fields. The college has well equipped classrooms and departmental staff rooms. There is a lecture hall equipped with modern teaching aids like O.H.P., T.V., V.C.R., CD player, slide projector, LCD and motorized screen. Conference room of the college is furnished with an audio video system. There is an auditorium cum Badminton court and an open air stage for cultural and other activities. The Girls’ Common Room provides a space where students can relax and chat freely.

Separate laboratories for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Botany, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, Psychology, Geography, Dance, Music and Sitar, equipped with modern instruments, provide opportunity for students to enhance their experimental skills. The Chemistry department of the college got financial assistance from the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India for laboratory up gradation. The Computer Laboratory has 110 P IV systems, Tissue Culture Laboratory has strengthened the research potential in the biological field.

Language Laboratory
The college has unique laboratory exclusively meant for improving the communication skills of students.
Three workshops are prepared for the students of fine arts, where they give shapes to their dreams.

Gardens of the College, full with beautiful flowering shrubs and medicinal plants, soothe the eye and provide an ideal learning /teaching ambience. The Indoor botanical garden with two green houses adds beauty to the campus.

Safety on campus
Adequate safety measures are followed throughout the campus. Security guards are posted at the main gate round the clock. High boundary wall of the college makes it even more safe and away from humdrums of crowd. Facilities are provided for Bacteria free and cool drinking water. Foam type fire extinguishers are positioned in the laboratories and other places in the campus. Vehicle parking facility is upgraded and increased to accommodate the growing number of vehicles. Ramps and railings are set up for the physically challenged to facilitate their access to all parts of the college campus. Training in Safety and first aid is incorporated as an integral part of education at undergraduate level from the session 2008-09.

IT in the college
A sophisticated IT Network has been developed in the College. All the examination work and administrative functions are facilitated and expedited through computers. University Grant Commission has selected the college as the UGC Network Resource Centre, for creating computer facilities along with the Internet connectivity.


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Section 1: Introduction
Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Post Graduate College, Shivaji Nagar, Bhopal (earlier known as Government Girls College, Tulsi Nagar, Bhopal) is an autonomous college, administered by the Department of Higher Education, Government of Madhya Pradesh. The institution is affiliated to Barkatullah University, Bhopal and is recognized by the University Grants Commission under clause 2f(07-1982) and 12B(07-1982).

To satisfy the growing demand for higher education for girls in the growing city of Bhopal, the State Government established the college in 1970, in Tulsi Nagar. At its inception, the college was named as Government Girls College, Tulsi Nagar and became popular as 'Nutan college'. For eleven years, the college was housed in the building of the Government Middle School, Tulsi Nagar and in 1981 was shifted to its new premises; and several undergraduate and post graduate courses were started. The college at present has facilities for offering UG and PG courses. Undergraduate courses are offered in 4 faculties and 26 subjects and 3 of them are vocational subjects. PG programmes include 18 subjects. The college has also started M.Phil., in Economics from the year 2000 - 2001, and M.Phil. in Sociology from 2001 - 2002. About 25 teachers guide Ph.D in 13 different departments of the college.

The Management of the college is as per the system in the other Government Colleges of the state. The Principal of the college is the chief controlling authority of the college. She is supported by the faculty and the administrative staff. In 1996, the Government of Madhya Pradesh constituted the 'Jan Bhagidari Samiti' in Government colleges to promote participation of local representatives in the college management. The Samiti is vested with powers to raise resources for the colleges by enhancing the fee structure and by receiving donations. This gesture of the Samiti is of great assistance to the college in view of the very meagre financial resources available for running the institution. It can approve academic programmes and infrastructural requirements. Various subcommittees, of the Samiti execute its decisions.

Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Post Graduate College which utilizes the support of the Jan Bagidari Samiti, has the laudable Mission statement, 'To make use of education for empowering young women for pro-active and meaningful participation in all decision-making and developmental activities of Society'. The Objectives are 1) 'To provide quality educational opportunities to young women in order to prepare them for a constructive role in the knowledge society. 2) To equip them in skills that are demanded by a market driven society and 3) To provide an enabling environment for the development of their personalities to nurture confidence, spirit of enquiry and research'.

The objectives are meant for providing programmes to women students of the college, for preparing themselves for a life of economic independence, emotional stability and educational autonomy. Women are expected to become productive members of society, and to exercise their rights to equality.

The teaching faculty are 119 in number (permanent 94, 12 supernumerary and 13 attachments). Out of 119 teachers, 70 hold Ph.D. degree. There are 47 non-teaching staff which includes, technical staff-28 and administrative staff-19.

There are 2175 students enrolled in the undergraduate programmes; 684 in the postgraduate programmes; 12 in the M.Phil. programmes. Teachers guide research scholars for the award of Ph.D. degree. At present there are 48 part-time research scholars for Ph.D. In total there are 2919 students on the campus.

The unit cost of college education is Rs.9539 per student per year.

The college follows the annual system of examination with two internal assessment tests. The examination results show, for UG- success rate 83.78% (with 4.81% dropout rate) for batch-1 and for batch-2 success rate 90.93% (with 5.94% dropout rate) and for PG-batch-1 success rate 99.56% (with dropout rate of 7.41%). The results are fairly good, with the system of examination which is annual.

The academic work of the college enjoys supporting facilities such as a central library, computer centre, sports facilities, canteen, welfare schemes, grievance redressal cell, photo copy facility, vehicle parking space, STD/PCO in the campus and internet facilities for students at minimal rate.

Some of the students have passed in UPSC examinations, as well as GRE, TOEFL, GMAT, UGC - CSIR and GATE. Students have also qualified for MPPSC, Banking Services, Defence Services and others.

The College works for 210 days which includes 180 teaching days per year.
The library houses about 40,000 books, and 28 journals. The college has 07 computers. In general, the institution has adequate facilities for conducting the several courses, offered.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The College offers 23 undergraduate programmes (B.A. in Dance, Drawing & Painting, Economics, English, Geography, Hindi, History, Home Science, Music (Vocal), Music (Sitar), Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Statistics; B. Com; B.Sc. Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology; BHSc Regular, BHSc with Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics), 20 postgraduate programmes (M.A. in Drawing & Painting, Economics, English, Geography, Hindi, History, Music, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology; M. Com in Accounting and Applied Economics & Business Management; M.Sc. Botany, Chemistry, Physics and Zoology; MHSc in Child Development, Home Management and Textiles & Clothing), M.Phil in Economics and Sociology. The college offers six subjects under the vocational/self financing mode - Computer Application, Tax Procedure and Tax Practice, Biotechnology, Communicative English, Advertising, Sales Promotion and Sales Management and Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics.

The college has an impressive record of curricular options. Changes in the syllabi of the courses are attuned to the university system but there is some freedom at the PG level and it is utilized to review the curriculum every two years. The curricular content of new programmes is formulated through regular Boards of Studies, National Curricular Sources and through expert committees. Twenty per cent of the members of the Boards of Studies are drawn from outside. After a new programme is conceptualized it takes eight to nine months to introduce it. A very large number of new programmes (nine in all) have been introduced during the last two years(M.Phil. Economics and Sociology; Computer Applications, Tax Procedure and Practice, Biotechnology, Communicative English, Public Administration, Advertisement, Sales Promotion and Sales Management, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics).

The stated goal of the College is, 'to make use of education for empowering young women for a pro-active and meaningful participation in all decision making and development activities of the society.' NSS, NCC, various workshops etc. are used to provide atmosphere for wider participation.

Credit based system of education, modular curriculum, horizontal mobility, wider choice in elective subjects could be introduced to give the students the opportunity to choose interdisciplinary courses. Feedback from students and Alumnae may be considered at the time of formulating the curricular content of new programmes. It may be better to space out introduction of new programmes rather than start a large number of them in a short span of time. Lack of academic freedom in setting the syllabi could be overcome by introducing Certificate and Diploma courses. An entrance test could be introduced. Bridge/remedial courses could help to bring the weaker students on par with the other students. Star batches could be a great help to bring out the talents of gifted students.

Criterion II: Teaching-learning and Evaluation
Students are selected for admission into various courses through their academic records. Guardian-tutor scheme ensures continuous monitoring of the students' learning process. Apart from classroom instruction, field trips, on-job-training, seminars and workshops are utilised to facilitate better learning.

The evaluation system is the traditional one. At the same time, dissertations and classroom seminars are used in the learning process. Students are assessed on the basis of curriculum related work and marks are awarded, in lieu of one internal assessment examination. The ratio of internal to external examination is 20:80. The services of external experts are used for paper setting and evaluation. Both centralized as well as door evaluation methods are used. Though revaluation and re-totaling are used, there is no provision for double valuation or moderation and adjustment of the pass/fail ratio.

Eighty-nine out of 119 permanent faculty have at least one-step higher qualification than the mandatory minimal level. We note with appreciation that seventy of these are with Ph.D. and 2 with D.Litt. Faculty keep abreast of recent developments in their subject area by attending refresher courses / orientation courses, seminars, workshops and conferences. The college conducts seminars and workshops, and invites experts as resource persons.

The institution follows the self-appraisal method to evaluate teachers on teaching, research and administrative work. The College has close circuit cameras in the classrooms to monitor lecture-room teaching.

Preparing a question bank is a good idea, but more innovative evaluation methods would be helpful. The self-appraisal is very thorough from work point of view. Area of job satisfaction could be added to the same. Appraisal by students would help the lecturers to view themselves from the students' perspective as well. Daily diary keeping seems to be a good idea, but the close circuit cameras in the lecture halls may be counter-productive.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Nearly 75% of the faculty is actively involved in research and has published 86 papers at the national level and have authored 8 books. In the last 5 years (1997-2002) 24 staff members belonging to 12 different departments have published 67 articles and 8 books. Thirty-four Ph.Ds have been awarded during the last 5 years. A few departments have on-going research projects. Some departments have organized national seminars. Research committee is a great help to create the atmosphere of research.

Twelve out of 19 departments have published research articles in the last five years. The team congratulates the 24 members of various departments who undertake research publications and encourage others to do the same. The two members of the department of Botany deserve a special mention for large number of research publications. There is a great deal of expertise in the College and this needs to be utilized more through consultancy to the wider society.

Traditional extension activities are carried out through NSS. Keeping the goal of the College in mind, there is a need to increase creative involvement in wider society.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College has to make do with just 4 acres. This has forced the College to over use the facilities. For example, the College has to conduct career counselling in one corner of the library.

The College library has 35655 books and subscribes to 28 journals. It works for 210 days a year from 9 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. on week days. The library provides facilities like reprography, computer with internet facility(nominal charge) and AV cassettes. The library services are partially computerized.

The laboratories facilities need to be improved and updated.

The College has eleven computers. Three computers are for automation of the library and for internet facility to students and staff, two for administrative work and two for examination work. The computer laboratory has 14 computers and is run and owned by an outside agency(IEC), solely for the students of this college.

It is not possible to have large scale sports facilities on a mere 4 acre campus. However, there is a 35 x 90 meter multipurpose sports ground, basketball court, kabaddi and kho-kho courts as well as multi-purpose hall that is available for indoor games. Outstanding players are given cash prizes. Last year, one student of the college won gold medal at the national level and participated at the international level.

The College does not have any health care centre, but it has a medical committee that organizes camps for annual medical check up of students. Compulsory health insurance is provided for the students.

Welfare programmes of the college include book bank, guardian-tutor scheme, vocational guidance, campus interviews, grievance redressal cell, health insurance scheme and Students Aid Fund.

The hostel is under construction. The peer team note with appreciation that some of the past and present faculty and staff have contributed to this hostel building. A special mention is made of retired faculty, late Professor S. Bapat, whose family has donated Rs.1,00,000/- in her memory.

The infrastructural facilities are very limited. There are just 18 lecture rooms. The College works from 0800 hrs to 1730 hrs but the library and the office are open from 0900 hrs to 1530 hrs and 1030 hrs to 1530 hrs respectively on working days. It would be a great help to students and staff alike to make them accessible for longer periods of time. The college needs to enhance all these facilities in keeping with its growth.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The college has really grown from a small beginning to having 2919 students, as of today. Of this number the dropout rate is fairly low though it has increased from 4.48 to 5.35% in the last year. The pass percentage at the PG level examination is fairly high.

Some of the Alumnae of the college are well placed in society. The Alumnae Association of the college which was existing had been non-functional for the last 20 years. However, they have revived the same with the new name NOGA(Nutan Old Girls Association). It is interesting to note that some of the Alumnae who are staff at present and also some who are well placed in life are keen in reviving the Alumnae Association. This has a large potential for augmenting the resources as well as playing key role in giving a good feedback as to what the college needs for its growth.

Though the college has a vast resource, the number of students who have received financial aid is very low. Only 44 students have received financial aid. The Jan Bhagidari Scheme has a lot of financial capacity and awards meritorious students, but the number of awards is very low. The college management and the authorities controlling Jan Bhagidari Scheme may explore the possibility of instituting more awards.

Academic Counselling is an area which needs to be addressed to. The College the Guardian-Tutor Scheme. In this scheme 30 students are attached to every teacher and they are to look after the academic and personal problems of the students. The scheme is laudable. The placement cell needs to be improved. The syllabus needs to be restructured making use of the autonomy to make the students self-sufficient, there by encouraging, self-employment.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The organization structure is as per University and Autonomy norms. The officers of the organization enjoy the powers as prescribed by various statutory bodies.

The college has adequate staff and the Departments have adequate number of teaching staff. In the administrative set up also there are enough number of staff. The manpower requirement has been adequately met and it is fully utilized.

The appointment of the staff is by the government and it is as per the UGC and Government norms. The college believes that there should be total quality management. They have taken steps in that direction and for that purpose they have had a TQM Programme for the administrative staff. The results of the TQM and its impact are visible in the sense that the administrative set up has perceived the need for quality in their services and all services are rendered in a fixed time frame. The staff have a elaborate and comprehensive self-appraisal mechanism. Though the college is administered well, the decision-making can be more participative.

There are three different sources from which the funds are made available, UGC, State Government and Jan Bhagdari Samiti. Inspite of this, the college has not exploited the advent of information technology to its fullest benefits. The college needs to find out ways to exploit information technology revolution to its fullest advantage and for the betterment of the staff and students. The college needs to mobilize resources through every possible avenue. There is a well built mechanism by which suitable budget is allocated to each department based on the needs and the same has been utilized well.

Auditing is as per government procedures and the finances are properly managed by the college. Credit co-operative Society and other welfare schemes for the staff could be explored.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The college has adopted self-financing courses in 5 areas. These are Computer Applications, Communicative English, Advertising, Sales Promotion and Sales Management, Tax Procedure and Practices, and Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics of these two have been sponsored by the University Grants Commission(UGC) recently. There is a need to explore the possibility of introducing more such courses to the benefit of the students. The Department of Dance is headed by an internationally renowned doyen of Kathak. Three members of the Department of English have presented papers in various International Seminars held outside the country.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
This college, started with mission-ideals for empowering young women, in the state, has ample facilities for teaching and learning. The curricular options, though many, in number, had their limitations, previous to the college obtaining the status of autonomy. This was so, because the University stipulated the courses of study, the examination system and other aspects. But after getting the status of autonomy, a vast range of programme options are available for all students, studying, undergraduate and post graduate courses. It is felt that many of the courses are stepping stones to varied career avenues and some of them have direct career opportunities e.g. Vocational programmes such as Bio-technology and others. Feedback from old students, could provide the data regarding employment status of the Alumnae.

At PG level, syllabus - revision is attempted every two years. But at the UG level, the syllabi provided by the University have to be adopted, since even autonomous colleges are not provided with autonomy to experiment or change the syllabi.

The library has about 40,000 books, 28 journals, a computer with internet facility, and reprographic facility. The Budget estimate for the year 2001-2002 is around Rs.3,00,00,000/-. Innovative programmes such as Computer Applications, Advertising, Sales Promotion and Sales Management, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics and others are provided as self-financing ones.

Teaching learning transactions are mostly traditional though attempts at innovative practices are also visible. The annual examination system needs to be changed. Semester pattern, credit system and other innovations could be tried out. The head of the institution availing the facility of CC camera to check class room teaching, has its benefits and limitations. However, the trust-culture of the college could be developed with openness and productive discussions. The faculty of the college evince interest in research (i.e., 75%). Many of them have participated in Seminars and programmes, at the national and some at the international levels. Extension activities help to eradicate illiteracy in the rural areas and to eschew gender discrimination.

Infrastructure facilities are optimally used. Further improvements are needed for more effective functioning of the college. Sports and games, career guidance, grievance redressal and installation of complaint boxes are given due importance. Students' Union serves as a bridge between the students and administration. NOGA (i.e., the Alumnae Association) is recently formed and 67 members are registered. Strengthening the association is essential for generating financial and other resources for the growth of the college.

The NSS, NCC and the sports wings offer training in discipline, service and sportsmanship.
Several positive aspects, visible in the functioning of the college are worthy of commendation.

The aspects which need to be handled with effectiveness are suggested below :
The college has obtained the status of autonomy but this should be optimally utilised. Curriculum revision, changes in the evaluation mechanism and further growth in the institutional setting are suggested for furthering the healthy atmosphere of the college. Adoption of the recent and modern, participatory methods and techniques of teaching and learning, utilization of audio-visual systems and other educational technology facilities optimally, and other innovations, are essential attempts at further development of the Women's college, working to reach Empowerment of Women.

Tendency towards complacency in institution with promise of growth, thwarts its onward march towards further growth. This danger could be averted by consciously taking efforts towards creative thinking and system renewal in an open climate. The participatory learning-transactions adoption of remedial programmes and curriculum revision as demanded by social changes are suggested. Student assessment of teachers apart from teacher self-assessment could be adopted with discretion.

The research inputs of the several PG departments need to be strengthened. Research dissemination, research planning and research publications in applied disciplines are the expectations of the society, which offers whole hearted support for 'Women's development' and 'Women-in-development'.

The Parent Teacher Association and the Alumnae Association should be strengthened. Effective utilization of the potentials of these Associations and in continuum will provide, fillip for future growth of the college as well as the society where the institution functions.

This college strives for the Empowerment of Women through higher education.
The necessary atmosphere of discipline and socio-cultural values are visible in the college. The whole institution is funded by the State Government and the UGC. Potential for progress towards continuity of success and further excellence, should be attempted by adopting system renewal, by all the Departments and by the college as a whole.

This college has vision for women's emancipation and empowerment. It has great promise for the development of character and integrated personality of students.

The college is not meant for mere survival. She is meant for success and significance. She has begun her march towards further growth. Effective planning and implementation will help the college to strive for Excellence.

The Peer Team wishes this institution, success in all her ventures and excellence in her commendable task of educating young women for character, culture and curriculum. The college should provide testimony to the profound words of Swami Vivekananda, 'Arise! Awake and Stop not till the Goal is reached.

Prof. S. Lakshmi (Chairperson)

Prof. Francis Parmar (Member)

Prof. T. D. Sreedharan (Member)

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