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Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed Womens College, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed Womens College, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
Address:No. 56, K. B. Dasan Road,
College Avenue, Anna Salai,
Chennai (Madras) (District Chennai (Madras))
Tamil Nadu, IndiaPin Code : 600018
Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed Womens College, Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed Womens College, Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu is Dr Nausheen Dawood.
Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed Womens College is situated in Chennai (Madras) of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Chennai (Madras) comes under Chennai (Madras) Tehsil, Chennai (Madras) District.
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CoursesJustice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed Womens College, Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Arts, Biotechnology, Commerce, Computer Applications, Fashion / Textile / Accessories Designing, Information Technology, Business Management, Research, Science stream(s).
B.A. Historical Studies, B.A. Political Science, B.A. Corporate Economics, B.A. English Literature, B.Sc. Psychology, B.Sc. Mathematics, B.Sc. Physics, B.Sc. Chemistry, B.Sc. Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology, B.Sc. Zoology, B.Sc. Biochemistry, B.Sc. Nutrition, Food Service Management and Dietetics(Human Science), B.Sc. Nutrition, Food Service Management and Dietetics with Vocational Subject Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics(Human Science), B.C.A., B.B.A., B.I.S.M. (Bachelor of Information System Management), B.Sc. Interior Design and Dcor(Human Science), B.Com, M.A.(English Literature), M.Sc(Counselling and Guidance, Advanced Organisational Behaviour, Zoology), Human Ecology and Resource Management(Textiles Science and Fashion Designing, Human Development and Family Studies), M.Com. , M.Phil(Applied Psychology), Ph.D(Psychology, Human Development and Family Studies, Zoology Environmental Sciences), M.C.A
Approval details: Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed Womens College is affiliated with University of Madras, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
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NAAC report of Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed Womens CollegeSECTION I: PREFACE
Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women was first assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 1999 and is now an autonomous college since 2006. It submitted its Re-accreditation report in 2006 and requested NAAC to re-accredit the instriturion. Accordingly, NAAC constituted a team to visit the institution. The peer team consisting of Prof. S. Jayarama Reddy, Vice Chancellor, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati as Chairman, Dr. Amrita Patel, Principal, Uma Arts and Nathiba Commerce Mahila College, Kalupur Bank, Kanya Kelvani Sankul Sarva Vidyalaya, Campus Sector-23, Gandhinagar as Member-Coordinator and Prof. Neelima Gupta, MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly as Member visited the institution for 3 days i.e. from January 31 to February 2, 2007.
The Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women (formerly SIET Women s College), founded by the late Mr. Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed and his wife Hajani Mrs. Fathima Akhtar, is maintained by the Southern India Education Trust (SIET). It is one of the premier educational institutions in the state of Tamil Nadu, imparting education in Arts, Science and Commerce. This is a minority institution affiliated to the University of Madras, propagating the cause of womens education. It was established in 1955 with 150 students out of which the Muslim girls were only 27. The institution was upgraded into a first grade college in the year 1957. Over the years, the college has grown into a prominent institution having nearly 6000 students with 3283 in the day college and 2643 in the evening college. The institution is recognized under section 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act in 1979.
After a careful perusal and analysis of the self-study report submitted by the institution, the peer team visited the institution. The team went through the relevant documents, visited the departments and the facilities, and interacted with the various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were observed. The peer team interacted with the governing body, principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the institution. Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the peer team has made an assessment of the institution. The commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are given in the following pages:
SECTION II: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
The goal of the institution is to produce intellectually enlightened, morally upright, spiritually oriented, socially committed and emotionally balanced women having a positive impact on the security and soundness of family and social life. The curriculum is developed by consultation with experts who examine and endorse the course content and design which are subsequently approved by Boards of Studies and Academic Council. Inter-disciplinary courses in B.Sc. Human Science, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology, Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology, Microbiology and Biochemistry and B.A. in Travel and Tourism Development are being offered by the college. A paper on computers and their applications is included in many curricula. Value added courses like Accountancy and Tally, Sports Psychology, Nutrition and Consultancy, Hospital Management, Textile designing, Dyeing, Printing and Entrepreneurship, Herbal and Medicinal plants and Bio-informatics have also been introduced.
The range of programme options are 16 U.G., 6 P.G., 4 M.Phil. and 4 Ph.D. programmes in aided courses and 14 U.G. and 8 P.G. courses in the unaided stream. There are 2 courses in the vocational stream and 7 Add-on or Certificate courses offered to the students of the aided stream.
Academic flexibility is in the form of extra coaching, remedial classes and personal monitoring. Shifting from one discipline to the other is possible.
Feedback mechanisms operative by obtaining students evaluation of teachers and self assessment by the faculty members and informed to the Principal and feedback from the parents and guardians is also obtained.
27 subjects are being taught in the institution and 17 self funded programs are running. The teachers are assessed by the students in 27 programs and four programs have visiting faculties. 6 new programs have been introduced during the last five years and all the courses have been duly revised.
CRITERION II: TEACHING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Admission to all courses is on merit-cum-roster reservation with 50% for minorities and 50% for other communities. Admission to PG courses is based on Entrance and University examination marks. For vocational courses, entrance test is conducted and students are selected on merit basis. Women of backward and disadvantaged communities are given preference. Eligible physically handicapped students are admitted directly. Scholarships are given to students from the economically weaker sections of the society. Sports quota exists for the athletes with fee concession. Demand ratio for aided courses is 1:6 and for unaided courses 1:3.
Catering to diverse needs: At the UG level, tutorials and remedial classes are conducted for academically weaker or backward students. Teaching staff provides personal guidance, re-test and form study groups by integrating educationally disadvantaged students with bright students. Mentor-ward reports are maintained and parent-teacher association meeting is held each semester. Advanced learners are encouraged by awarding them.
Teaching learning process: Teaching-learning-evaluation schedule is organized by the Principal and the Academic calendar is prepared by a committee. Teaching methods include educational tours, visiting places of scientific interest, on the job training, seminars, workshops, visiting reputed laboratories, organizing exhibitions and interactive discussions, audio-visual facilities through cassettes and LCD, small projects, internship programmes and guest lectures. College has a Counselling Centre called Blossom . Mentor-ward system has been introduced.
Teacher quality: In the aided courses, 159 posts have been sanctioned out of which 91 have been filled out of government quota whereas 68 posts out of management quota. In the unaided courses, all 128 sanctioned posts have been filled out of management quota. Amongst the non teaching staff, 25 posts were sanctioned out of which 22 have been filled and 45 posts have been filled out of management quota. Out of the total teaching faculty, 92% and 93% are qualified out of the approved teachers in the day and evening classes respectively. The teachers students ratio is 1: 20. The teachers have been engaged in the faculty development programmes and attended 74 refresher courses and 66 orientation courses. The college has organized 5 research development programmes and 7 invited lectures. The college has a tutor -ward system in which 20-25 students are under the care of a teacher for systematic academic work. Remedial programmes are offered by the college but bridge courses are not. The faculty is appraised by the students as well as by the experts and they are also involved in additional administrative work for about 2 hours per week
Evaluation of teaching: Evaluation of teachers by their students through feedback forms for all programmes, Grievance Cell, Suggestion Box and Internal Quality Assessment Cell facilitate academic activities of each department.
Evaluation of Learning: The performance of students is monitored by conducting monthly class tests, mid-term examinations and practical examinations. Examination Committee is also constituted.
Evaluation reforms: The evaluation of IInd and IIIrd year UG and II PG is carried out by the University of Madras whereas that of Ist year UG and PG based on internal and external assessment is done by the college itself after the college has become autonomous.
CRITERION III: RESEARCH CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
Science and Commerce departments have been promoting research and regularly produce M.Phil. and Ph.D. candidates. Participation by the faculty in research is promoted by encouraging them to avail leave under the Faculty Improvement Programme of UGC. Members of the faculty are encouraged to undertake research projects from various funding agencies. Three staff members have availed Fullbright Scholarships .
The college has national research collaboration with two organizations, Bharathidasan University and Cavinkere Limited. The College does not have any consultancy earnings.
37 teachers are Ph.D s (23%) and 21 teachers have availed themselves of faculty improvement programme of UGC. The college organized 14 National, 5 International and 32 State level conferences. One major and three minor research projects are implemented by the faculty. Subsequent to the first assessment, 109 papers have been published in reputed journals, 35 books have been published in addition to 12 study materials. 121 papers have been presented in seminars, 10 in international and 23 in state level seminars. The faculty have attended altogether 792 seminars / Workshops / Conference
Under the NSS, the theme of the year 2004 was Youth for cleanliness and hygiene . Extension activities have been organized in the form of Blood Donation camps, camps for child health, eye problems, diabetes, free spectacle distribution and eye surgery for cataract. Seminar on AIDS and HIV were also organized.
Combined Youth Exchange Programme, Republic Day Parade Camp, All India Talsainik Camp, National Integration Camp, Mountaineering and Rock Climbing Camp, Officers Training Academy, Ooty Trekking Camp, Sikkim Trekking Camp and Annual Training Camp were organized by NCC.
Two extension centers have been established in 1991 and 1999 for Children s with Special Needs and Dyslexia respectively. Two sports events were organized by the college. A swimming pool also exists and a gym sponsored by UGC has been setup.
CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The campus is situated in an area of 16 acres. Infrastructure comprises of buildings, classrooms, library, laboratories, auditorium-cum-theatre, mosque, circular parlour, canteen, relaxation centre for students and staff, Golden Jubilee Seminar Hall and a Sports Pavilion. 119 computers and three LCD players are available. A stationery stall, phone facility, photo-copying centre, visitor s parlour exist as other facilities.
The library is equipped with 56660 books, 49040 text books, 7620 reference books and 29 magazines. 27 Indian and 2 foreign journals are being prescribed. E- Information resources are CD s, DVD s. Data bases and on line journals. A book bank serves to lend books to the SC/ST and economically weaker students. The total carpet area of the library is 13.209 square feet having a seating capacity of 250. There are 13 departmental libraries, the library is fully automated and 23% of the total budget is allocated for the library. 28 periodicals are subscribed.
There are 9 computer terminals for the day classes and 4 for the evening classes. Rs.1,06,000 were allocated for the purchase of the computers during the last academic year and Rs.1,52,111/- were spent on maintenance and upgrading of computer facilities. A Health Center was established in 1955 and has two physicians. A sports field, gymnasium and women s rest rooms are available.
Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are promoted. Oratorical contests, debates, quiz are held at the inter-departmental and inter-collegiate levels. Common room, Career Guidance and Placement Cell, College Counselling Centre, Dyslexia Centre and Prayer Hall are set up in the premises.
There is an instrumentation room for Textiles and Clothing. However, an instrumentation centre, residential accommodation for faculty and non teaching staff, hostels and transport facilities are lacking in the institution.
CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
Students profile: For the session 2006-2007, 5913 students were enrolled and they belong to diverse economic and social strata. Students from the state, other states, NRI s and overseas students are enrolled in the institution. The total drop-outs for the last two batches was 372.
Student progression: Average numbers of rank holders are 165. Overall success rate is 90%. Student progression from UG to PG is 35%, from PG to research 25%, PG to employment 90%. 4 students were awarded JRF.
Student support: Counselling and Placement Centre, Grievance Redressal Cell, Health Care, collection of feedback from students, religious education, remedial classes for minority, mentor-ward feedback system, parent-teacher association are parts of the student welfare and support system.
Placement Cell has full-time trained Counseling Psychologist.
Heads of departments take up academic counseling on a regular basis. Grievance Cell is headed by two senior faculty members.
Health service is provided by Medical Care, Health and Wellness Clinic where the students undergo a regular medical check-up.
172 endowments amounting to Rs.44,600/- were received by the institution last year, 1149 governments scholarships and 730 institutional scholarships were awarded last year.
The college obtains feed back from students on their campus experience. Cultural events are organized by the college. The students participate in the college level as well as at the Inter
Collegiate and Inter University level. During the last 5 years, 85-87% at the UG level and 72.5-88.5% at the PG level passed in the examinations. Students also obtained distinction at the UG and PG level. Students have qualified at the NET (32), SLET (44) CAT (14), TOFEL (14) and GMET (1) examinations but have not been able to clear GRE, IAS and Defense Entrance examination.
Student activities: Sports Committee consists of college teaching staff and functions to improve the sports activities for students and staff. Outstanding students and University rank holders are felicitated with cash awards and mementoes. Alumni Association serves to suggest measures for the improvement of quality education in the college. Creative development services are promoted by Writing Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, Newsletter, indoor and outdoor games facilities. Students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities for exhibiting their talent.
CRITERION VI: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
The college has a well defined management structure and the managing committee of the college is the apex body. Several committees of teachers have been constituted to look after the various functions of administration, The Principal is the Head for overall supervision and administration is assisted by the vice principal and supported by the management. Departmental administration is taken care by the Heads of respective departments.
Grievance Redressal Cell takes care of the grievances of students, teaching and non teaching staff.
Vacancies in the departments are filled up by the management. Appointments are made on the open merit system following the Government rules. The faculty is allowed to attend training programmes, work shops, orientation and refresher courses and seminars. The teachers are evaluated by themselves and also by the students. The finances of the college are audited internally and externally. 22 committees are operative for the smooth running of the institution.
CRITERION VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
Top quality in all areas is aimed to be achieved by the college. Orientation programmes, personality development programmes, programmes for creating awareness and sensitization, blood donation camps, free health check-up camps, students counseling and mentor-ward association are adopted as some of the healthy practices by the college. Each department maintains hourly register, consolidated attendance register, mark register, student information register, mentor-ward and parent-teacher meeting reports as well as alumni register.
The college adopts innovative methods of teaching. Being an autonomous college, old courses have been retained and the syllabi have been made more attractive. Career oriented and add-on certificate courses have been introduced. Teaching aids in the form of OHP, computers, printers, TV s and DVD s are available.
The research environment of the college is maintained and 40 Ph.Ds and 3 Fullbright scholars are available amongst the staff. Research activity is to be strengthened and as of now some M.Phil and PhD degrees are being awarded by the post graduate departments.
Remedial classes are given to the weak students. Parent teachers meetings are organized and funds are raised by the teachers for the economically backward students.
The students are motivated to take part in curricular and extracurricular activities .The Student Council is an elected body of responsible students of all departments.
Value based education is imparted to the students and all-round development of the student s personality, social responsibilities are encouraged and co-curricular activities are promoted. Medical facilities are available and two doctors are appointed for the purpose. A parking area, banking facilities, book store and visitor parlor are some of the amenities available in the institution.
SECTION III: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The J B A S College for Women, Chennai is a grant-in-aid minority institution which has recently gained its autonomous status from the UGC. To keep pace with the changing socio-economic scenario, the college has introduced a number of new inter disciplinary, multi disciplinary and innovative courses. The College has adopted several innovative pedagogical methods and the faculties use teaching aids for classroom transaction. The students have been participating in extra curricular and co-curricular activities and are gaining many prizes in different competitions. The infrastructure facilities and support services have been augmented substantially since the first accreditation. The campus recruitment initiated recently has enabled a number of students to get placement in many multinational companies and other organizations. The College is developing a research culture and many faculty members are getting engaged in active research. It appears that the college has made serious attempts to implement almost all the recommendations made by the Peer Team that visited the college for NAAC accreditation.
The Peer Team that visited the J B A S College for Women, Chennai, for re accreditation interacted with various segments of the academic community and stake holders and it would like to appreciate the efforts undertaken by the institution to sustain and enhance quality of education.
The J B A S College for Women has been rendering fulfilling its goals and objectives of women empowerment by rendering invaluable social service to a host of underprivileged girl students with the support of the management in providing quality education.
The college management deserves all appreciation for the philanthropic service being rendered by the institution and for the disciplined and organized way in which the institution is functioning on secular lines.
Achievements of the female learners in the activities of NCC and NSS.
Regular inculcation of ethical ideas
Updating and revising of the curricula after obtaining feedback from different stakeholders and in tune with the changes taking place at local, national and international levels.
Providing quality education in the newly emerging areas like Corporate Secretary ship,
Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Business Administration, Microbiology and so on.
Adequate infrastructural facilities for the already existing and the newly introduced academic programs
The College has set up a dyslexia centre for differently abled students.
The mobilization of resources from different sources
Well-maintained and well-equipped campus for the overall development of the students.
A P.G. Diploma Course in Sports Psychology - very unique in itself
College has a well maintained Childrens Assessment Centre.
A Swimming Pool for body fitness.
A Seminar Hall with the latest audio visual facilities
The College has a UGC funded Centre for Womens Studies.
A very good play ground with a 200 mts. turf track
Good team spirit and active involvement and commitment of the faculty to the institution is noticed.
Award of mentor- menti certificates
Nursery and the Girl School run by the same Trust speak of scientific and philanthropic attitude of the management.
Established formal linkages with many organizations.
Interaction with the parents and alumni indicated all appreciation for the college and its discipline.
Interaction with the students revealed that some courses such as Interior Design, Human
Development are being run only by this institution.
Health centre of the college is functioning well.
Effective Placement cell exists in the College.
A scheme of Non-teaching staff medical aid fund is introduced in the college.
New PG/UG/Diploma/Certificate courses - to meet the challenges of globalisation. e-Commerce, e-Banking, Functional English, Mass Communication and Journalism, Nano Technology, Industrial Microbiology, Clinical Psychology, Pharmacy and Self-defence etc.
The alumni may be more effectively utilized for the developmental activities of the College.
The College should further strengthen programmes in soft skills. However the college has course in personality development for students.
MOUs for Reaearch collaborations at various levels may be taken up
More formal linkages with the industry may be established.
Self-appraisal of teachers and assessment of teachers by academic peers are also to be taken up.
Library may subscribe to online journals
Open access and issue system may be adopted in the library.
Best Reader/ Best student Award / gold cards for the meritorious students
CD/VCD library to be acquired.
Introduction of more welfare Schemes for the staff
Provision of hostel facility for the students in the vicinity of College.
Transportation facility may be provided to the staff as well as students.
Inter disciplinary and multi disciplinary courses may be introduced.
Choice based credit system may be introduced with continuous internal Assessment.
More number of faculty should be motivated to work for Ph.D. degrees and apply for research projects individually.
The departments can apply for FIST of DST and SAP of UGC
The college can go in for sending proposal to UGC for Centre of Potential for excellence.
The activities of the IQAC of the college should be strengthened and regularized.
The departments may offer formal consultancy services.
Administrative training programs may be arranged for non-teaching and technical staff.
Parents and Alumni desire more PG courses to be started (mentioned about Chemistry,
Biochemistry and Botany) and basic computer training to be given to all students.
Biotechnology Laboratory needs to be strengthened.
Steps may be initiated to start UG/PG Programmes in Tamil, Sanskrit, Urdu, Hindi Departments.
The Peer Team wishes to put on record its gratitude for the goodwill and cooperation extended by the Governing Body, Principal, all members of teaching and non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni during the visit. The team wishes the institution all success in its future endeavours.
Prof. S. Jayarama Reddy Chairperson
Dr. Amrita Patel Member-Coordinator
Prof.(Mrs.) Neelima Gupta Member
Dr. (Mrs.) Sanjida Haris
Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women
Old No. 310, New No. 56, K.B. Dasan Road,
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