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Emarti Devi Womens College, Cuttack, Orissa
Emarti Devi Womens College, Cuttack, Orissa
Cuttack (District Headquarter)
Emarti Devi Womens College, Cuttack Orissa is a recognised institute / college. Emarti Devi Womens College, Cuttack Orissa was established on / in 1982.
Emarti Devi Womens College is situated in Cuttack of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. email ID(s) is
Website of Emarti Devi Womens College, Cuttack Orissa is www.edwc.in.
Contact Details of Emarti Devi Womens College, Cuttack Orissa are : Emarti Devi Womens (Junior) College, Nayasarak
Principal Mobile: 7873506189
Admission Mobile: 9438562466
DEO Mobile: 7749985972
CoursesEmarti Devi Womens College, Cuttack Orissa runs course(s) in Arts stream(s).
Approval details: Emarti Devi Womens College is affiliated with Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (Orissa)
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NAAC report of Emarti Devi Womens CollegeSection 1: Preface
Emarti Devi Women's College, Nayasarak, Cuttack, Orissa was started in 1980 as private aided institution by Sri Gajanand Agarwal, in memory of her mother, for spreading women education. The Intermediate level classes in Arts were started in 1980 followed by Degree classes in 1986 and in 1994 Honours classes were added. The college got affiliated to Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar in 1982 for Intermediate (Arts) classes. At present the college has strength of 401 students in degree classes and 32 teachers. The college is a Grant-in-aid college located in urban area. The mission of the college is to empower women by providing quality education to young women for their overall development and to inculcate social, moral and spiritual values with scientific temper in them to meet challenges of changing times. The motto of the college is 'Gyan Hi Param Tapa' (Knowledge is the supreme devotion). The college got 2f and 12B status from the U.G.C. in 1993.
The college has a five storeyed building in a busy market area with a covered area of 14595 sq. ft. and offers B.A. courses in ten subjects in Pass and Honours streams. The infrastructure is shared by the junior college. Honours courses are offered in Economics, Hindi, Home Science, History, Oriya, Political Science and Sanskrit. The college has 16 permanent and 12 temporary teachers out of whom nine have Ph.D. and ten have M.Phil. degrees. In addition, there are four part time teachers. The college has 17 non-teaching staff and four technical staff. The unit cost of education including salary is Rs. 3604 and excluding salary component is Rs.825.
The college has Annual System of examination. The college has Central Library, Sports facilities in addition to a Grievance Redressal Cell, Canteen, Parking area and a Common Room.
The college volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore and submitted its Self Study Report in 2005. A Peer Team was constituted by the Council to visit the institution and validate the Self Study Report. The Peer Team consisted of Prof. S.F. Patil, Vice Chancellor, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune as Chairman, Prof. P.P.Mathur, Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Centre, School of Life Sciences, Pondichery Unversity as Member Coordinator and Principal S.V. Chindhade, Manghanmal Udharam College of Commerce, Pune, Maharashtra as Member. The Team visited the college on December 17 and 18, 2005.
The Peer Team examined in detail the infrastructural facilities available in the college, curricular and co-curricular programmes and the various aspects of the functioning of the institution. The Team also interacted with the Management, Principal, Students, Teaching Staff, Non-Teaching Staff, Parents and Alumni of the college and elicited their views on the facilities and the functioning of the college. In addition, the Team also examined all the relevant records and paid visits to the different constituents of the College. Based on the above exercise, and the seven criteria identified by NAAC, the assessment of the institution is presented in the following sections.
Section 2: Criterion-wise analysis
CRITERION I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
The courses of studies run by the college are prepared by the respective Boards of Studies of the affiliating University and approved by the Academic Council. The Principal is a member of the Academic Council and one of the faculty members is serving on the Board of Studies in Home Science. The courses are reviewed and updated every three years by the University. The college offers ten subjects in B.A. courses. The college offers Economics, English, Hindi, History, Home Science, Oriya, Philosophy, Political Science, Sanskrit and Sociology. Several fixed combinations are being offered to the students. There is no provision of horizontal mobility. It takes at least one year to introduce new courses. The college has introduced new subjects like Environmental Studies, Population Studies and Indian Society and Culture for final year students. The college has the potential for starting some self financing and vocational courses.
CRITERION II: TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Admissions of students to the various courses of study are made on the basis of their academic records. Students belonging to scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other weaker sections, holders of merit certificates of NCC, NSS and sports are given preference in admission as per the policy of the State Government. There is no provision of assessing students' knowledge and skills for a particular programme. However, identification of academically weak students is done on the basis of periodical tests. The college provides special coaching to educationally weak students. The students are informed in the beginning of the academic year of the syllabi, evaluation methods and probable dates of college and university examinations. Periodical tests are being conducted. The syllabi are unitized and the teachers are encouraged to prepare lesson plans in the beginning of the year. The progress of courses is monitored by the Principal. Monthly progress reports are submitted by the faculty for onward transmission to the Director, Higher Education, Orissa. Mid-term corrections are done in teaching schedule if required. The college had 241 working and 180 teaching days in the past academic year. Teaching through audio-visual aids, group discussions, seminars, field trips etc. is also practised.
Teachers are recruited according to rules of Government and the University. However, the college can recruit temporary/ ad hoc faculty and pay them from the Management funds. There were no permanent or temporary appointments made during the past three years. There is no formal mechanism of students' feedback on academic activities. The teachers submit their performance appraisal reports which are used by the authorities for their promotion. The college also collects feedback on some of the aspects of the campus life. The college has a non-structured grievance redressal mechanism monitored to by the Principal.
In the past two years four faculty members availed of refresher/ orientation programmes. Faculty Improvement Programme of the U.G.C. is available to the permanent teachers. The college has organized a few special lectures in various subjects in the past five years. It may organize national/state level seminars/workshop every year for updating the knowledge in the concerned subject. Many of the faculty members have served on various committees of the college. Four teachers were felicitated by the Lion's Club of Cuttack.
CRITERION III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The College being mainly an undergraduate teaching institution lays more emphasis on teaching than research. The college is not a recognized centre for Ph.D. programme. Five faculty members have registered for Ph.D. In the past five years six teachers have been awarded Ph.D. degree. Teachers are allowed study leave to avail of FIP awards.
Out of the thirteen temporary teachers two have Ph.D. and five have M.Phil. There are no ongoing research projects. Faculty members may submit minor research projects in various subject of interest for grants from UGC. They should also submit research projects under women empowerment programmes. Teachers may initiate a consultancy in certain areas of interest.
The College offers extension activities through NSS, Youth Red Cross and Girl Guides. The activities include Health and Hygiene awareness, Pulse Polio, AIDS awareness, Social work, Medical camp, Environmental awareness, Blood donation camps etc. There is a faculty member with an additional responsibility as Programme Officer to coordinate such activities. The college also has linkages with some NGOs. The extension activities are praiseworthy.
CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college is situated in a building leased for unlimited period. The college has 13 class rooms, six halls, staff common room, students' common room besides library and home science laboratory and the Principal's administrative section. The college maintains its infrastructure out of the college development fund. The college facilities are being allowed to be used by outside agencies for conduct of competitive examinations. An external agency, LCC, operates its centre with three Computers in the college and offers computer literacy to the students.
The Central library stocks 13512 books and eight periodicals. During the last year 1019 volumes were added to the collection. The library has text book bank facility. A photocopier is provided in the library. The library services need to be computerized on a priority basis. There is only one computer in the library. It is suggested that more computers are made available in the library and availability of information through electronic resources and internet be encouraged. The library is open between 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. on all the working days except holidays. The library hours need to be extended.
The college has only eight computer systems distributed in various departments and sections. It is suggested that the college may provide more computer facilities to cater to the needs of students and the staff. The college may consider on a priority basis to establish computer centre and arrange to hire services of computer specialists for providing training programmes on basic courses and internet usage to empower the students and make them computer literates.
The college provides facilities for badminton, carom, chess and table tennis. The physical instructor/ teacher in charge of Athletics Association co-ordinates various sports activities. During the last year seven students represented in the state, 27 in the regional and five in the national sports meets. The college received gold medal in Taikundoo. It is suggested that the college concentrates its sports activities and hires services of some coaches so that women students can perform better in various tournaments. Further, space needs to be provided for indoor games as the existing space is not enough. The college has no sport-ground. However it uses a nearby play-ground belonging to other college for sport activities.
CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The college prospectus is revised and printed every year which provides necessary details regarding admission procedure, courses offered, reservation of seats, fee structure etc., for the benefit of students. The drop out rate in many of the UG courses in the past years has been around 10%. The pass percentage has been more than 90%. In some subjects pass percentage is 100%. A few students have secured high ranks at the University level. The overall performance of the students at the University level examinations is commendable. Though there is no formal system to record the students' progression to further studies or employment, approximately 50% of the students go for further studies or employment. The college helps the students in academic and personal matters through proctorial (tutorial) interactions. It is suggested that the college organises a Personal and Career Counselling Cell. A few students have been beneficiaries of financial aids like Merit, Merit cum Means, SC/ ST and National Scholarships. In the past year nine students were beneficiaries.
The college has recreational and leisure time activities. The college publishes a College Magazine which inculcates creativity among students. The College organises various cultural and co-curricular activities.
Recently Alumni Association is formed but it is yet to be structured. It may get involved in various developmental activities. It is suggested to strengthen the activities of the Association for help in creation of a website to keep track of all the old students of the college.
CRITERION VI: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
The Principal looks after the day-to-day administration and routine activities of the college through various internal committees headed by Principal and teachers as members. The non-teaching administration and the college accounts are monitored by the Bursar. There is a well-structured governing body for the college, which consists of fifteen members. The president is nominated by the government and the Principal of the college is the ex-officio secretary. The work efficiency of the non-teaching staff is monitored by the Bursar and the Principal maintains confidential reports of the staff.
Offices and departments of the college are governed by the directions and regulations of the state government. Various committees of the faculty members help the management of the college. The college has various committees like Finance, Admission, Examination, Purchase, Grievance Redressal, Infrastructure Develoipment, Research and Library that coordinate and monitor different activities. The institution prepares annual budget which is placed before the Governing body for approval. Regular audit of accounts is carried out by the Department of Higher Education.
A feedback from the students on the performance of the teachers is obtained. The tuition fees are approved by the concerned authorities. Internal and external audits are conducted. The students get the benefit of Students Safety Insurance Scheme and Social Service Guild fund. There is a Students Union which is an elected body. There is a Grievance Redressal Cell for the staff and the students. A suggestion box is available for the students. There are no loan facilities available to the staff.
CRITERION VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
The Peer Team during its visit to the college and its constituent units identified the following specific features, which have contributed in improving the quality of education in this college.
Consistent good pass percentage in University examinations in almost all subjects
The teachers make conscious efforts to inculcate good values among students
There is a cordial interpersonal relationship between the staff and students.
Leadership qualities are developed in the students by making available opportunities for participation in various cultural, co-curricular and extension activities
Participation in Youth Red Cross, NSS and Girl Guides activities helps the students to develop civic sense of responsibility in them, the college also makes efforts to create awareness for environmental protection
Teachers are encouraged to make lesson plans and maintain progress registers
A good number of teachers possess Ph.D. and M. Phil. degrees
Emphasis on value based education
Section 3: Overall Analysis:
Established in 1980 the Emarati Devi Women's College, Cuttack, is functioning in its Silver Jubilee Year at the time of submitting its Self Study Report. The college has a consistent record of academic toppers at the University examinations. From time to time the college has responded sincerely to its academic and social responsibilities and has shown the awareness of the need to upgrade itself by introducing computer education with the help of an external agency. Efforts are made to impart value education. Even so, the college has a long way to go. Therefore, the Peer Team would like to make a few suggestions for the consideration and advancement of the college.
Own playground facilities may be established
Improvement of infrastructure may be undertaken in a phased manner
The college may establish computer centre with internet connectivity
Introduction of courses like Sociology, English, Psychology and other relevant subjects at Honours level may be considered
Enhancement of intake in the existing Honours courses may be taken up
Language Laboratory may be established
Diploma and certificate courses of vocational nature may be identified and started
Steps may be taken to computerise Library and Administration units
Alumini Association may be formalized and strengthened
Personality Development Programmes for students may be initiated
Career Guidance and Placement Cell may be established
Women centered courses on self financing basis may be initiated
Teachers may be encouraged to take up Minor/ Major Research Projects
The college may organize state and national seminars/ workshops in the areas of interest
Efforts may be made to make all the students of the college computer literate.
Internal Quality Assurance Cell may be established.
The peer team is of the opinion that this exercise will be useful to the institution to sustain and promote quality. It places on record its appreciation of the cooperation extended to it by the management, the Principal and the entire staff who have undertaken this introspective exercise and have been striving to promote quality education. We wish them all the best in their pursuit of excellence in higher education.
Prof. S.F. Patil
Prof. P.P. Mathur
Prof. S.V. Chindhade
Dr. Santilata Dash
Date: 18 December 2005
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