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Juhari Devi Girls Degree College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Juhari Devi Girls Degree College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
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Canal Road, Mall Road
Kanpur (District Kanpur)
Uttar Pradesh, India
Juhari Devi Girls Degree College, Kanpur Uttar Pradesh is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Juhari Devi Girls Degree College, Kanpur Uttar Pradesh is Dr. Baby Rani Agrawal (Mobile 9415132199).
Juhari Devi Girls Degree College is situated in Kanpur of Uttar Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Juhari Devi Girls Degree College, Kanpur Uttar Pradesh is 0512-2330387.
Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Juhari Devi Girls Degree College, Kanpur Uttar Pradesh is (are) : 0512-2580310.
CoursesJuhari Devi Girls Degree College, Kanpur Uttar Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
Approval details: Juhari Devi Girls Degree College is affiliated with Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University (CSJM), Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)
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NAAC report of Juhari Devi Girls Degree CollegeSECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
The Juhari Devi Girls Post-Graduate College, Kanpur was established as an undergraduate College affiliated to Agra University, Agra in 1963 by the famous Industrialist Sir Padampat Singhania in the memory of his maternal grand mother Smt. Juhari Devi with the aim to provide higher education to the urban girls. With the establishment of Kanpur University (subsequently named as Chhatrapati Sahuji Maharaj University) the affiliation of the College was transferred to it. The College is recognized by the UGC under 2(f) and 12(B). The College is located over an area of 1.6 acres of land in the centre of Kanpur city along with a higher secondary school.
The College offers B.A. degree courses in twelve subjects i.e Psychology, Drawing and Painting, Music (Vocal/Instrumental), Home Science, Hindi, Sanskrit, History, Sociology, English, Education, Economics and Political Science it offers Post-graduation Hindi, Sanskrit, Drawing and Painting, Music (Vocal and Sitar), Psychology, and recently started Home Science under self finance scheme.
At present the College has 35 permanent teachers including officiating Principal. Out of 34 permanent teachers 24 possess Ph.D., one M.Phil and 9 Post-graduate as their highest qualifications. It has 30 non-teaching staff including administrative and technical personnel. At present 3580 students are on the rolls of the College. The unit cost of the education per students is about Rs 278.00 excluding salary and Rs. 5025.00 including salary.
The College volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and submitted its Self Study Report (SSR) in January 2006. The NAAC there after constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof. K.C. Upadhyaya (Former Vice-Chancellor M.S. University, Baroda), Professor, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, as Chairman, Prof. J.P. Pachauri, Professor & Head, Deptt. of Sociology and Dean Faculty of Arts, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar-Garhwal (Uttaranchal), and Dr. Pushpa Tyagi, Principal Govt. M.L.B. (Autonomous) College, Bhopal as its members. Dr K.N. Madhusudanan Pillai, Academic consultant, NAAC, Bangalore coordinated the visit. The team visited the College on September 22 and 23, 2006.
The Peer Team carefully perused and analysed the SSR submitted by the College. Before visiting the College, a pre-visit meeting was held at the place of stay from 5 to 8 PM on 21st Sept 2006. The team interacted with various constituents of the college viz., Principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, alumni, parents and the members of Managing Committee. The team visited all the departments, support services and other facilities. The team also evaluated the co-curricular and extension activities of the College and validated the relevant available information and documents. Based on the above exercise and the inputs provided and gathered during the visit through the interaction with various stake-holders, the Peer Team assessed the College. The commendable features and issues of concerns are presented in the following report:
SECTION 2: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION-I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
The Juhari Devi Girls Post-graduate College, Kanpur was established in 1963 as an undergraduate college with five subjects in Arts stream i.e English, Sociology, Economics, Hindi and Political Science. Later on in the year 1967 Post-graduate classes were started in five subjects in Hindi, Sanskrit, Drawing and Painting, Music (vocal and sitar) and Psychology. Recently in the year 2001 the College has also started Post-graduate programs in Home science under self-financing scheme. The mission of the College is to provide higher education to girls especially from the lower income group of the society.
The College offers three year degree course in arts faculty. The College offers Hindi, Psychology, Drawing and Painting, Music (Vocal-Instrumental), Home Science, Sanskrit, History, Sociology, English, Education, Economics and Political science. The students of B.A. degree are required to opt for any three subjects in Part-I and Part-II and two subjects in Part-III. The Hindi and English each are offered as two separate subjects, one as Language and the other as Literature.
This separation of language courses at the under graduate level need rethinking. The college offers post graduate programs in Psychology, Hindi, Music, Drawing and Painting, Sanskrit and Home science (under self financing scheme). As per the mandate of the University 'O' level six months certificate course in computer literacy is also being run by an out side agency on the College premises.
The curriculum and syllabi are designed by the University. Some of the senior faculty members of the college have been conveners/members of Board of Studies in the University. Thus, they also contribute their expertise for the revision and redesigning of the syllabi.
The College does not have any formal mechanism to collect feedback from different stake-holders. Therefore, College should have a formal mechanism to collect feedback from students, employees on a continuous basics to improve the quality of education.
CRITERION-II: TEACHING, LEARNING AND EVALUATIONS
The students are selected for admission through their academic records. Minimum requirment for admission to undergraduate and post graduate programs is 40 percent except on post-graduate program in Home Science, where students are admitted through a common entrance test conducted by the University.
The College follows an annual system of examination as per the University norms. The department of Music assesses knowledge and skills of their students after their admission through a written test. The College also conducts half-yearly examinations for mid term assessment of the students.
However, the results are solely based on a single annual examination. The College follows an annual system of academic calendar framed by the University. Academic session is regular as the university results are declared well in time.
The teachers undertake extra attention to educationally disadvantaged students by holding remedial classes regularly. At the same time advanced students are encouraged to interact with the teachers and given extra guidance.
Members of the faculty make their teaching plan at the departmental level as per their specialization. Syllabi is unitized and half yearly exams are conducted every year in the month of November or December. The teaching is by and large through classical black board instruction. The possibility of initiating the use of audio-visual aids may be explored. Similarly, with the advent of new technology the computer aided teaching process may be introduced.
The College had about 185 teaching days and 225 working days during the session 2005-06. It has 34 permanent teachers against 36 sanctioned posts. Out of these 24 are Ph.D's and one is M.Phil. The ratio of teaching to non teaching staff is 1:1. Regular staff engages 90 percent of the classes. In case of requirement, teachers are appointed on contract by the Managing Committee on fixed remuneration.
The selection of the teachers are made by the Uttar-Pradesh Higher Education Commission. During the last two years some teachers have participated in the national seminars and two teachers also acted as resource persons.
Performance of the teachers is assessed on the basis of University results, punctuality, teachers rapport with the students and colleagues informally .Some of the departments have organized national level seminars and workshop with the financial support from UGC. Few teachers have published text books. Teachers of Music Department are regularly invited by various organisations at the state and national level for their performances.
CRITERION III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
Twenty five faculty members out of 35 are holding Ph.D. degree. Eleven teachers are recognized as Ph.D. research guides by the University. At present 57 students are registered for their Ph.D. as part-time research scholars. The teachers of the Music Department maintain the attendance of the research students. This practice may be followed by other research guides. Sixty five students have already been awarded Ph.D. degree in various subjects since inception of the College. At present six teachers of Hindi, Home science, Education and Sanskrit have minor research projects funded by University Grants Commission.
Teachers from Music, Home science, Economics and History have published research papers and books. Majority of the teachers are life members of their subject's associations and have attended national level seminars and conferences. It is noted that the College encourages teachers to apply for minor research projects from UGC.
Though the N.S.S.is not functioning at present, the College regularly organises activities like blood donation camps and other health and hygiene awareness programs. It is necessary for restarting the N.S.S. unit in the College.
The Girls Association Committee 'Jagrati' has donated one thousand rupees to Hind Kustha Nivaran Sangh Lucknow, Rs 1350 to Cancer Aid Society Lucknow and organized various lectures by eminent personalities for the awareness of Girls in the areas of health and hygiene, eye safety, hepatitis B and AIDS etc. Students of the College have also participated in youth festival organised by the Kanpur University in 2004, 2005 and 2006 had secured second place in overall competitions.
CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The College campus is located on a plot of 1.6 acres but large proportion of it is occupied by a Higher Secondary School run by the same management. Infact, the College was started on the premises of the plus two school. The College has a serious space constraint in running its academic programs successfully. Though it has several class rooms and laboratories cum lecture rooms in Psychology, Home-Science, Music, Drawing and Painting, physical infrastructure requires considerable upgradation. It is heartening to know that the Managing Committee is planning to construct a separate college building for which land acquisition is in progress.
The College has a small library with a Librarian and Deputy Librarian. It has a total collection of over 30,000 books. Since the College caters to the need of P.G. students and several Ph.D. students, it is necessary to subscribe some important journals and procure recent books in the respective subjects. The general condition of the library is satisfactory. Library is not connected with other libraries for inter-library borrowing. The Library has recently procured a few computers and out of which one has Internet connectivity through dial-up system. The working hours of the library are 10 AM to 4 PM and working days are 230. The library has utilized Rs. 1,20,000 sanctioned by the UGC under the Xth five year plan period for the purchase of books and journals. However, the library has hardly procured any books during the year 2005-2006.
The College does not have a health centre as such but they have first aid facility for students and staff. The College has a small canteen, water cooler, girls common room.
The College neither has a play ground nor an in door sports facility. However, they use the facilities in Green Park stadium for sports practice. Complete kits of cricket, badminton, hockey, chess, volley ball, basketball, football and handball are available in the College. The out standing sports students are given fee concession, addition of library books, games kits, certificates and prizes. It is commendable that the students of the College have participated at the state, regional and national levels in football, badminton, handball and cricket. It may be noted here that more sports facilities may be provided to the students so that they can excel in their field.
CRITERION V: STUDENTS SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The percentage of the students appearing for the qualifying examination at the undergraduate level is over 89 and at the Post-graduate level is about 92. The College has not maintained any record of their students regarding progression to employment and further study from UG to PG and PG to Ph.D.
The College has an Alumni Association (Poorva) with over 60 members. Many of the alumni are holding prominent positions in various walks of life. It is desirable that alumni association be made more functional and be encouraged to contribute materially to the growth and development of the College. It is note-worthy that 10 students have passed UGC-NET and one SLET examination.
The College publishes updated prospectus every year. It contains details about courses, rules and regulations of the admission, the details of fee structure, calendar of events, the availability of scholarships, details of the staff and information on various services available on the College campus. The details of the financial aid and concessions available as per the rule of the Central and State Govt. are mentioned in the prospectus. The results of the College are consistently good.
The College offers the State Govt. scholarship to SC/ST/OBC students and students of the Muslim community.
The College does not have any employment cell. In the absence of Placement Officer, career counseling is provided to the students informally by the teachers. About 50 percent students of Drawing and Painting are self employed as they by are running various courses like fabric painting, clay modelling, oil painting, textile designing, glass painting etc. Some students of Home Science, Psychology, Music are also self-employed as they are running various hobby classes in their fields.
The College does not publish its magazines regularly. For an all round development of the students the College organizes cultural programs, essay writing dance, music competitions.
CRITERION VI: ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The Principal is the administrative head and responsible for the academic and administrative matters of the College. The Principal monitors day-to-day administration of the College with the help of various Committees. These committees are responsible for maintaining discipline, organizing sports and cultural activities. President of the students union is the chief Prefect. The Principal is appointed by the U.P. Higher Education Commission and for the last three years, the College has an officiating Principal. The overall responsibility of managing the College involving major decisions is the responsibility of the Managing Committee which consists of members from the business and academic community.
Office Superintendent of the College monitors the work efficiency of non-teaching staff, where as respective heads of the departments monitors the work efficiency of laboratory staff. The College strictly follows the academic calendar framed by the University. The fee structure of the College is as per the State Govt. norms. Since 2004 Govt has exempted the Girls students of paying tuition fee.
The College is managed by a Managing Committee as per the rules of the State Government. The College has an efficient and transparent management mechanism which involves the Principal, the staff and the students. It would be desirable that training might be organized for the professional development of the non-teaching staff.
All purchases are made through a purchase committee as per the requirement of the College. The Management Committee mobilizes resources as per the needs of the College.
The total budget of the College for the financial year 2005-06 was Rs 13,72,221. Out of this, the College has spent Rs 828326. Besides the Government auditing, the College has its own internal auditing mechanism.
The problems faced by the staff are solved at the level of the Principal and senior faculty members. The College has a Grievance Redressal Cell for redressing the grievance of students. The loan facility is available to permanent teaching and non-teaching staff. Personal loan is also provided to permanent non-teaching staff for house construction, marriage purposes and for medical treatment.
CRITERION VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
The faculty of the College is striving to impart higher education for which some healthy practices have been established.
The College activities are monitored through various committees.
Every post-graduate department of the College has research students.
So far 65 students are awarded their Ph.D. in various subjects.
The students are well behaved and disciplined.
The examination results of the College have been consistently good.
Moral and value-based education is given through lectures by eminent personalities.
Half yearly examinations are held.
College has conducted a course on spoken Sanskrit.
Bank facility is available in the campus for the convenience of staff and students.
The Management felicitates all the employees on completion of 25 years of their services in the College .
Teachers take teaching very seriously and students attendance in classes is also reasonable.
A cordial relationship among the management, the teaching and the non-teaching staff and the students exists.
The College has a generator to take care of problems associated with power failure.
SECTION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The Juhari Devi Girls Post Graduate College was started in 1963 to fulfill the higher education need of girls. The College provides higher education only in arts and humanities. The College is a grant-in-aid institution and has received Rs. 5 lakhs. from UGC under the Xth five year plan period. It has over 3500 Undergraduate and Postgraduate students and 50 Ph.D. students in its rolls. Out of 35 permanent teachers 11 have been recognized by the University as Ph.D. guides. Over the years, the pass percentage of the students has been consistently high. The Management is very positive and gives academic and administrative freedom to the Principal. The general ambiance is very congenial and healthy. The College commands a good respect within the community. Some of the teachers have served or are serving as conveners or members of the Board of Studies in the University. Taking into consideration the space constraint, the Management is in the process of acquiring land for constructing a new college building and it is hoped that with the completion of new building, the College would be able to offer some vocational and job-oriented courses.
The peer team wished to make the following recommendations to the College to help in its endeavor to become a centre of excellence.
Considerable efforts are required to upgrade the infrastructure of the College in terms of additional space.
Library requires upgradation in terms of procuring new books, subscription of some relevant journals and creation of additional space.
Class rooms instructions are required to be supplemented by modern teaching aids.
Efforts may be initiated to strengthen the functioning of the alumni association.
The College may provide medical facilities and health insurance to its student and staff.
The College may find land for constructing its own play ground to encourage students participation in sports and games.
The College may establish a grievance redressal cell for all its employees.
Computer literacy and awareness is required for teachers, employees and students. a computer center may be established with Internet connectivity.
The College may initiate the mechanism to get students feedback for improving the teaching-learning process in the College.
The College may set-up an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) along the guidelines given by NAAC to help institutional quality checks.
The College may create physical facilities for a canteen and a good auditorium
College may initiate the introduction of vocational/job-oriented courses.
More teachers may be motivated to apply for UGC research projects.
The College may plan for organizing coaching classes to prepare the students for competitive examinations.
More incentives may be given to outstanding achievers in the field of curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular activities.
The College Management must take serious steps in consultation with the University to reduce the number of students admitted to various courses. The teacher taught ratio may be limited to a reasonable and practical level.
The Peer team hopes that the visit would help the College to evolve a vision for higher education and to translate its vision into reality. The peer team appreciates all the support provided to it and wishes the College the best all in its future endeavors.
Prof. K.C. Upadhyaya
Prof. J.P. Pachauri
Dr. Pushpa Tyagi
Dr K.N. Mudhusudanan Pillai
Coordinating Officer, NAAC
(Mrs. Amrita Pant)
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