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Bekunti Devi Kanya Maha Vidhayalaya, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Bekunti Devi Kanya Maha Vidhayalaya, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Address:Baluganj, Agra Fort
Uttar Pradesh, IndiaPin Code : 282001
Bekunti Devi Kanya Maha Vidhayalaya, Agra Uttar Pradesh is a recognised institute / college.
Bekunti Devi Kanya Maha Vidhayalaya is situated in Agra of Uttar Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Website of Bekunti Devi Kanya Maha Vidhayalaya, Agra Uttar Pradesh is http://www.bdkmvagra.com/.
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Profile of Bekunti Devi Kanya Maha VidhayalayaBaikunthi Devi Kanya Mahavidalaya, Agra, established in 1967 with the motto of Tamaso ma Jyotirgamaya, is catering meaningfully to the educational needs of the women of Agra region. The College owes its existence to the effforts of Late. Shri Dataram Parolia, an industrialist of Kolkata and Shri Ram Chandra Gupta, a reputed educationist of Agra. Started with only 33 students the College is now a full fledged womens College with about 3027 regular students and 694 students in self-financing courses on its roll and five faculties of Arts, Science, Fine Arts, Education and Commerce. Besides U.G. classes there are four P.G. departments in the faculty of Arts, two in the Faculty of Fine Arts and B.Ed. and M.Ed. in the Faculty of Education. About 59 students are enrolled for Ph.D. degree. The College has been a recipient of State Merit Grant for eight years in continuation. The special achievement of the college has been to take full advantage of U.G.C. grants in aid in which the contribution of the Managing Committee cannot be negated.
Equipped with adequate infrastructural facilities the college can boast of its excellent results and creditable achievements in games, sports, debates, symposia, model parliament, N.S.S. and cultural programs. We are proud to say that Hemlata Kala and Preeti Dhimri, members of the Indian Women Cricket Team, are the products of this College only. Regular teaching and good discipline have made us maintain high academic standards. The institution has served as a model College for NIEPA for the past so many years and under its auspices teams of principals have visited the College till recent times.
he institution is engaged in the stupendous task of personality development and it is striving continuously to achieve its goal of spreading the light of wisdom. The credit for running this show so marvelously goes to each and every individual who has been associated with this College ï¿½ Ex. Principals, the Managing Committee, teachers, students and non-teaching staff as well as Vice Chancellors of the University and the District Administration of Agra. All those mentioned above have provided their valuable guidance and unstinting support whenever it was needed.
We are thankful to NAAC for giving us an opportunity to assess our strengths and weaknesses. Today it is imperative that our dreams, our vision and our mission should be global if we are to be the focal point for intellectual capital, if we have to start thinking good working towards promoting quality and excellence in higher education. Self evaluation and self improvement are important factors in stepping forward towards excellence. It is with this ideology and background that we are submitting the self-study report for assessment and accreditation.
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NAAC report of Bekunti Devi Kanya Maha VidhayalayaSECTION I: PREFACE
Department of Education (DOE,hereafter), is one of the Departments (other Departments being Arts, Science and Commerce) of Baikunthi Devi Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Agra affiliated to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra was established in 1967. The Mahavidyalaya is recognised by UGC under Sections 2(f) and 12(B). DOEs M.Ed Course was granted recognition by NCTE with annual intake of 15 students in 2000 (vide letter no. F-3/UP-07/M.Ed./2000/4983 dated 25.07.2000) B.Ed. Course was also given recognition in 2000 with an intake of 90 students (vide letter no. F.3/UP-9/B.Ed.2000/19449). The motto of the Department is 'Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya'. It is trying to improve quality and excellence in teacher education, keeping in view John Adam's observation, 'Education makes greater difference between man and man than nature has made between man and beast.''
DOE is located in an urban area. It is a part of the Mahavidayalaya which has a campus area of 7 acres.
DOE has sanction of 13 faculty members including the Head of the Department.Presently there are 11 faculty members All the faculty members have a Ph.D. degree.The posts of leacturers in Hindi and Biology are vacant. There are four members of non-teaching staff.[One clark,two TAs and one class iv]
During the session 2003-2004, DOE admitted 90 students in B.Ed. of which 84 students appeared in the examination and 75 students passed the examination. All of 13 students admitted in M.Ed. Course took examination and passed.DOE has an expenditure of Rs.47,47,888.00 and income of Rs. 47,47,888.00 during the Session 2004-2005.The unit cost is Rs.45,218.00.
DOE follows the annual temporal plan for its both the courses as per University guidelines.
DOE developed its Self Appraisal Report and submitted it to NAAC for its assessment and accreditation. Prof. Santosh Kumar, Chairman and Prof. R.S. Khan as a member of the peer team for assessment and accreditation of Baikunthi Devi Mahila Mahavidayalaya, Agra ,visited the Department on 19, 20 and 21 September 2006. The members analyzed the SAR submitted by DOE. During the period, the members visited various units and support services of DOE and also interacted with the faculty, the students, the alumni, the parents and non-teaching staff. Two practice-teaching schools namely KNS Girls Inter College and MLK Girls Inter College were also visited. The practice teaching schools are cooperative.
On the basis of the information made available and inputs generated through interaction with stakeholder groups, the members analyzed the functioning and performance of the Department in terms of its strengths and areas of concern, criterion wise, which is given in Section-II, while overall analysis and suggestions are given in Section III.
SECTION II: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION 1: CURRICULAR DESIGN AND PLANNING
The DOE runs M.Ed. and B.Ed. courses. It selects its students on the basis of their performance in the entrance test conducted by the University Session 2004-2005 had 200 working days with 150 teaching days, 15 pre-practice preparation days and 15 practice teaching days. 20 lessons inclusive of micro-teaching lessons in each of the two teaching subjects are delivered by the student teachers. Six schools [two schools and in two shifts in 2 Schools] have been adopted as practice teaching schools. Although there is no provision for assessing students' knowledge and skills for the programme after admission, however, through tutorials and extra classes, remedial courses to the educationally disadvantaged students are provided. Through personal and group enrichment programmes and additional guidance, advanced learners are challenged to work ahead of the rest.
The faculty prepares course outlines in the beginning of each term of the session (3 terms) with monthly assignments and term-end tests. In specific staff meetings, monitoring is done at various stages of the programme. Flexibility is provided to the students in making a choice in optional papers and CCA.
The institution's mission and goals are reflected in its prospectus and various programmes undertaken by it, including outreach programmes.
Through meetings with the academic peers, employers and principals of the practice teaching schools, feedback is obtained, review made and steps taken to improve.
The curriculum is framed by the University. DOE tries to follow the inter-disciplinary strategies, internship approach and conduct outreach programmes.
CRITERION-II: CURRICULUM TRANSACTION AND EVALUATION
The DOE prepares its academic calendar every year for M.Ed. and B.Ed. courses on the lines prescribed by the University. Through arrangement of discussions, tutorials and seminars, the department promotes interactive teaching and learning. Audio-visual materials like charts, maps, transparencies are being used by the teachers and student-teachers.
Theory and method courses are covered as per term wise distribution of units. The planning and preparation for practice teaching is comprehensive with micro and macro lesson planning, practice in five core-teaching skills and organization of demonstration lessons. The school based experiences include experiences in performing various functions of a teacher. The practice and experience inputs are followed by feedback, reflection and follow-up. About 75% lessons are supervised and other practice related work is evaluated by the teacher educators. On the basis, internal marks are finalized. Suitable strategies are adopted to monitor the over-all performance of students to ensure the achievement of course objectives.
Teachers' Self-Appraisal Reports are being processed by the Principal and feedback provided. Environment of the DOE with its emphasis on value education and professional ethics through its curricular and co-curricular activities help in all-round development of students' personality. Efforts are being made for developing communication and social skills.
Internal assessment has been given a very low weightage in the evaluation scheme as per University regulations. 50 marks, out of 200 marks for practice teaching are internal. Theory papers of 600 marks are evaluated externally, however, two tests and two assignments in each theory papers are given to the student teachers and internally evaluated.
CRITERION III: RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND EXTENSION
The DOE has a Research Advisory Committee. During the last five years, 07 Ph.Ds have been awarded, 03 Ph.Ds submitted and 20 Research scholars are registered presently. Research work in M.Ed. and Action Research in B.Ed. is conducted as part of the Syllabus. 18 research papers by the faculty members have been published. The faculty has attended 64 seminars and conferences. There is need to develop digitalized material.
Extension activities like Blood Donation Camps, Aids Awareness Programmes, Health and Hygiene Awareness Programmes, Environment related programmes are undertaken by the student teachers and teachers in cooperation with NGOs. The activities are need based and meet community needs.
CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
Presently DOE has 03 classrooms, 01 staff room and 05 laboratories (Psychology, Technology, Science, Craft and Social Science) and a common multipurpose hall. The rooms are furnished. All the labs have been established with required learning materials as per NCTE norms. A separate building for DOE has been planned. For ensuring sustained maintenance and upkeep of the infrastructure including campus , various committees with teachers and office staff, have been formed. There is Advisory Committee for Library at the College level with two faculty members from DOE. Education Section of the Library has 4,813 books and 11 Indian journals with a photocopier and some resource material on digital media. The library is open for 6 hours a day. For sports and physical education physical and infrastructure facilities of the Mahavidyalaya are available and various incentives are given to encourage students' participation. Student teachers desirous of availing hostel facilities, are adjusted in Mahavidyalaya's main hostel.
CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The DOE publishes its updated prospectus annually having details about University admission rules, fee structure, students' services etc. The admission notification of the programme is given wide publicity by University. The pass percentage in the courses is good and consistent with the dropout percentage well within the expected limits. Feedback provided by the students is seriously taken. Merit Scholarship, scholarship for S.C. students and Student Aid Fund is available for the students. Departmental magazine 'Smritika' is published every year and students also contribute in college magazine 'Archika'.
Along with routine academic guidance, there is Tutor-Guardian Scheme and Career Guidance Committee. There is no placement cell in the Department. Alumni Association has been formed recently. There is an Education Society with 5 Committees to promote active participation of students in social, cultural and leisure time activities.
CRITERION - VI: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
The Mahavidayalaya's management is active and supportive without being intrusive. The DOE has constituted a number of Committees for efficient internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism. Various activities are regularly monitored at different levels by the concerned. Principal and office superintendent monitor the functioning of the non-teaching staff. Few professional development programmes have been organized for them. The Department has an Academic Calendar prepared by the faculty reflecting the activities of the programme for optimizing the educational achievement of the students.
The faculty recruitment is made by the UPHESC. Positions are created by the Directorate of Education, U.P. Government. For additional projects/expansions, services of part-time teachers and research scholars are utilized. The tuition and other fees charged from a B.Ed. student is Rs. 1115.00 and Rs.1392.50 from a M.Ed. student. The fee structure for the programmes is quite reasonable with least unexpected add-on expenditure to be incurred by the students. The income and expenditure of the Department are subjected to regular internal audit by O.S., a teacher and a CA and external audit by the Local Fund Auditor for the U.P. Government and auditor of the A.G. Office. There are no welfare programmes for teachers and non-teaching staff. However, welfare of the student is a concern of the department. For grievance redressal mechanism, a Committee has been formed recently.
The DOE, for internal academic audit/quality checks, principal and the faculty prepare a plan and record outcomes. On the basis of feedback, initiatives for improvement of academic quality are taken. The Department is trying to adopt modern managerial concepts. The Department has collaborations with NCTE, NCERT, NIEPA and SCERT.
SECTION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS AND SUGGESTIONS
DOE established in 1969, with a qualified Faculty, is trying to conduct its academic programme with all sincerity and dedication. The results of students are good qualitatively and quantitatively. The available facilities are being utilized optimally.
The faculty is well aware of their professional responsibilities. In the Preface of SAR, it has rightly been observed, 'To keep pace with the progress of time and the changing demands of the ever changing society, teacher education has to respond to the evolutionary trends of social and human development.' The faculty in pursuit of excellence, wishes ' to orient ourselves with changing needs and to identify our strengths and weaknesses, our potentialities and limitations, so that the quality and maintenance of standard in teacher education gets ensured and our college motto 'Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya' becomes the motto of each and every teacher-trainee'. The peer team appreciates such a positive approach of the faculty.
The peer team would like to put the following suggestions for consideration:
DOE may apply for increase in B.Ed. seats from 90 to 100 and M.Ed. seats from 15 to 25 which is minimum permissible as per NCTE norms.
While introducing a new course or increasing the intake, NCTEs approval may be sought well within time.
As per NCTEE Norms there should be 200 working days excluding Admissions and Examinations Period.
While making appointments, availability of expertise for foundation and methodology is to be ensured. Presently, there are 4 faculty members having Language background and 2 with Psychology.
Keeping in view shortage of trained Urdu Teachers and their demand, Urdu as a teaching subject may be introduced utilizing services of Lecturer in the Urdu Department.
Efforts may be made to get the two lecturer positions filled up.
The faculty need to undertake research/action research with a view to develop new and innovative tools and approaches.
The faculty may participate in programmes like NCERTs National Seminar Readings Programme and undertake research projects funded by UGC, ERIC, NCTE etc.
The faculty may become members of professional bodies like IATE, AIAER, CTE.
The management may provide financial support for attending Professional Development Programmes.
Seminars and workshops may be conducted for teacher educators/school teachers.
Focus on inclusive education may be given.
ICT is to be given a priority to be used both by teachers and students.
Computer aided instructural materials may be developed by the faculty.
For the above two suggestions, a computer lab and a computer teacher is required with provision of internet facilities. This issue is to be taken on priority basis.
Efforts may be made to expedite construction work of the building for DOE.
Welfare schemes and medical facilities to the faculty and non-teaching staff may be provided by the management.
M.Ed. students may be associated with B.Ed. Internship Programme Incharge for acquiring experience of organization and supervision of the Internship Programme.
There is need to strengthen the library with books and specifically the Journals of national/ international levels.
Arrangements for coaching class for NET/SLET may be made.
Placement Cell may be established so as to get the students employed.
Grievance Redressal Committee and Alumni Association may be made functional.
Some parents and alumni seem to be interested in providing academic support and counselling services, such cooperation from them may be sought.
The peer team appreciates and puts on record its gratitude for the ready cooperation, it received from all quarters during its on-site validation visit. It wishes DOE the very best in its endeavors to attain its laudable mission and goals.
Prof. Santosh Kumar
Prof. R.S. Khan
(Peer Team Member)
Dr. K.N. Madhusudanan Pillai.
Co-ordinating Officer, NAAC.
Dr. S.R. Taneja
Baikunthi Devi Kanya Mahavidayalaya
Dr. S. Nigam
Department of Education
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