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Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal
Address:RO. Belur Math
Kolkata (Calcutta) (District Howrah)
West Bengal, IndiaPin Code : 711202
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Kolkata (Calcutta) is a recognised institute / college.
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Kolkata (Calcutta) is situated in Kolkata (Calcutta) of West Bengal state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Website of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Kolkata (Calcutta) is http://www.vidyamandira.ac.in/.
Contact Details of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Kolkata (Calcutta) are : Ph: 2654 9632
Courses offered in Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Kolkata (Calcutta)B.A Bengali(G+H), English(G+H), Sanskrit(G+H), History(G+H), Pol. Science(G+H), Philosophy(G+H)
B.Sc Economics(G+H), Mathematics(G+H), Physics(G+H), Chemistry(G+H), Computer Science(G+H), Statistics(G)
Major Industrial Chemistry, Computer Applications
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Kolkata (Calcutta) runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira is affiliated with University of Calcutta, Kolkata (Calcutta)
Profile of Ramakrishna Mission VidyamandiraSwami Vivekananda wanted to rehabilitate the past glories of our motherland through an education which would not merely combine in it the best elements of Eastern and Western culture but would at the same time hold aloft the Indian ideals of devotion, wisdom and morality so that it might meet the national temperament at every point. Real education, he said, was that which enabled a person to stand on his own legs and helped him to manifest the perfection already in him by a harmonious development of his head, hand and heart. In his opinion, a balanced combination of the secular and the spiritual training constituted the true dimensions of education.
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NAAC report of Ramakrishna Mission VidyamandiraSection 1: Preface
The Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira (college) volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted the Self-Study Report to NAAC on 8th November 2004. A Peer Team was constituted by the Council to visit the institution and validate the Self-Study Report. The Peer Team, consisting Prof. Vinod P. Saxena, Former Vice-Chancellor, Jiwaji University, Gwalior as Chairperson and Prof. S.N. Banchhor, Principal, Kalyan Mahavidyalaya, Bhillainagar, Chattisgarh as Member and Prof. S. Moharana, Dean, Faculty of Commerce, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, as Member Coordinator, visited the institution for three days from 27th December to 29th December 2004.
The Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira is a materialization of the dream of Swami Vivekananda, who wanted to have an institution of higher education with western outlook and Indian ideals of spiritualism and morality. This college was started in 1941 by Ramakrishna Mission with a dedicated academic administrator, a great educationist, an inspiring teacher and philosopher, Swami Tejasanandaji, as the founder principal. The college is functioning under the auspices of Saradapitha, a branch of the Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math. The college took its real shape in 1945 after receiving affiliation from the Calcutta University. It is a grant-in-aid institution with UGC recognition under section 2f and 12 B. In the year 1946, science subjects were incorporated into the academic programme. This institution is different in many ways from other educational institutions. Here, the education is imparted in an atmosphere of peace, discipline and moral purity with an input of cultural traditions. With this background, the college was upgraded to offer honours programmes in 1960. Only male candidates are given admission on the basis of entrance test followed by thorough personal interview.
There are twelve departments in Vidyamandira which includes Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science and Applications, Industrial Chemistry, Economics, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Bengali, English, History and Political Science. The departments of Industrial Chemistry and Computer Science and Applications were added in 1994 under the UGC scheme of vocationalisation of degree education. The nomenclature was B.Sc. Major.
The institute is residential and has a beautiful and integrated campus, located in the adjoining premises of the Headquarters the Ramakrishna Mission at Belur Math, which is at a distance of seven kilometers from the Howrah railway station. The college has three major buildings housing administrative office and classrooms and other buildings for support services like hostels, library, auditorium, dining hall, guest rooms, staff-quarters, etc. The total area of the campus is about 10.9 acres. The large playgrounds are away on the opposite lands.
There are fifty-eight permanent faculty members out of which thirty have Ph.D. degrees, nine M.Phil/M.Tech. and remaining are master degree holders in various subjects. Some of the teachers have received higher level training in IITs and other educational institutions abroad. The institution has twenty-three permanent non-teaching staff working in the college office, library and the laboratories. There are also thirty-five permanent employees working in the hostels. In addition, there are seven management appointed employees working in the college and five temporary employees in the hostels.
At present, the college has only undergraduate programmes leading to B.A./B.Sc. Honours, B.A/B.Sc. General/Pass and two B.Sc. (Major) programmes. The total number of students in the current year (2004-05) is three hundred and forty-nine.
The college has a very low dropout rate and high success rate in the university examinations with a majority of the students obtaining first division and university ranks in the Calcutta University to which the college is affiliated. The unit cost of education per student is Rs. 30,880/- including salary and Rs. 7,240/- excluding salary. The college prepares its budget every year and gets it audited by both statutory and internal auditors. There are several support services including NCC and NSS available in the college.
The Peer Team carefully perused and analysed the self-study report submitted by the institution. During institutional visit, the Team went through all the relevant documents and visited the various departments and the facilities. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were visited. The Peer Team also interacted at length with the Governing Body, Head of the institution, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumnae of the institution. Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind the seven criteria identified by NAAC, the assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are given in the following pages.
Section 2: Criterion wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects:
The college is having undergraduate (honours, general/pass and major) programs in Arts and Science faculties. It is affiliated to Calcutta University and follows the syllabi prescribed by the University. The subjects in which the UG programmes are being offered include Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Economics, Sanskrit, Bengali, English, Political Science, History, Philosophy, Computer Science and Applications and Industrial Chemistry. In addition, the college is offering three certificate courses in Spoken English, Spoken Sanskrit and Computer Awareness. Out of the 12 UG courses, the two courses, namely B.Sc major in Computer Applications and B.Sc major in Industrial Chemistry are being offered as vocational self-financing courses under the direct assistance of UGC initially. The three certificate courses are also offered on self-financing mode.
Within the broad scope of the course syllabus of the Calcutta University, the college offers limited flexibility to the students with regard to elective options. There is no provision for horizontal mobility under the Calcutta University syllabus.
The two self-financing UG courses and the three certificate courses are skill-based courses. The other courses are mostly knowledge-based. In some science disciplines, the college has been trying to provide limited skills to the students through intensive laboratory work.
The college has no autonomy to introduce new degree courses. The courses have to be cleared by the state government and the university. During the last three years, the college has obtained permission to open three new courses i.e., B.Sc. (Major) in Computer Application, B.Sc.(Major) in Industrial Chemistry and B.Sc. (General) in Computer Science on self-financing basis. In addition, the college has also started four certificate courses.
The Board of Studies and Academic Council of Calcutta University are entrusted the job of revision and updating of the course syllabus. Time to time faculty members of the college are represented in the Boards of Studies/expert committees constituted by the university. With effect from 2003-2004, the Calcutta University has revised the syllabus in almost all the subjects. Various departments of the college have taken the initiative to modularize the course curricula. The college has also organized a few seminars and workshops on the curricula and the feedbacks generated by the participants have been sent to the university for incorporation in the course curricula in future.
Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The college follows a transparent admission process. Admission to various courses are based on academic record, written tests and viva - voce, except in the humanities departments like Political Science, History, and Philosophy, where the admission is based on the basis of viva - voce without any written test. Attempts are made to assess the levels of knowledge and skill of the admitted students through continuous interactions in the theoretical and practical classes.
All the Departments of the college including English, Mathematics, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Applications arrange special remedial classes during the first four months to orient the new students specially the weak students with the new subjects so that their initial deficiencies in the subjects can be corrected. However there is no structured method for remedial classes. The type of remedial classes, the timings, the number of periods etc. differs from department to department depending on the requirements of the students and the decision of the departmental teacher councils.
For advanced learners, the teacher provides one-to-one guidance through reference texts and journals. They are encouraged to participate in department level seminars and different exhibitions organized from time to time. These students are also motivated to write short articles on contemporary topics in the department wall magazines and in the college magazine which is published annually.
The college follows the lecture method of teaching in all the subjects. During 2003 - 2004 session, the college had 218 numbers of teaching days. The teachers on an average offer 20 hours of teaching per week. Except in Industrial Chemistry, in all the subjects, the full time faculty takes 100% of the classes.
Teachers in the college are encouraged to prepare term-specific teaching plan, which includes a detailed schedule of classes, the tutorials, seminars, class tests etc. The entire syllabus is unitized. The Head of the Department monitors the progress of the teaching plan at regular intervals through periodical meeting with the teachers. In case of necessity, the teachers are required to make suitable modifications in the teaching plan including the revision or inclusion of new topics.
The lecture method of teaching is supplemented with other learner-centered teaching methods like group discussion, home assignment, class seminars, academic tours, field works etc. To make the teaching and learning more effective, the teachers in the college use different types of audio - visual aids like over head projector, slide projector, multimedia facility including the use of educational software and internet.
At periodic intervals, the college organizes extensions lectures and seminars by eminent scholars from other institutions and universities to reinforce the regular classroom teaching and expose the students to some advanced topics.
The students of the college are given optional training in the use of computer in groups. To improve students' communication skills in English, the Spoken English course is taught with the help of the language laboratory developed by the college. It also has a MoU with a sister institution (Ramakrishna Mission Sikshanamandira, a residential B.Ed. college) for sharing of language laboratory facilities available in that institution. As a part of the curriculum of the two UGC sponsored vocational courses, namely B.Sc. major in Computer Application and in Industrial Chemistry, on-the-job training is arranged in various industries.
The college follows the tutorial class system where an individual teacher looks after the academic progress of a fixed number of students. At regular intervals, parents' meetings are arranged both during the year and at the end of the academic year to apprise them of the academic progress of their wards.
The college follows a well-conceived plan of monitoring students' progress. It has adopted the annual system of examinations. Besides, the end term examinations, regular class tests, mid term examinations, pre- test and test exam.etc. are conducted for all the classes. The schedule of the term examination is notified to the students much in advance through the college prospectus and the academic calender supplied to all the students at the time of admission. The students are also informed in the beginning of each term, the coverage of the course for examination, the question pattern, weightage for internal class tests etc. with regard to all examinations.
The performances of all the students are evaluated in a systematic manner by a committee consisting of the Head, Principal, Superintendents of the hostels and the examinations in charge.
Remedial measures as deemed necessary are decided by the above committee. The class teacher also evaluates the performance of the students in the classroom and when need arises discusses the same with the parents. The evaluated answer scripts are scrutinized by the teachers and handed over to the students for careful study of their shortcomings, etc.
The college has 58 full time teachers (all males), out of which 30 have Ph.Ds and 9 have M.Phils. It includes 11 teachers who are either honorary monk teachers (7) or rendering voluntary services being the devotees and admirers of Ramakrishna Mission. The college has no authority to recruit teaching staff, which is done by the West Bengal College Service Commission on the basis of the rules laid down by the Govt. of West Bengal. The college mandatorily follows the rules regarding SC/ST/OBC reservation in the recruitment of teachers. All the teachers of the college appointed by the Government are paid salary by the State Government. The college bears a very small portion of their salary. The college has no temporary teachers. Occasionally, some guest teachers are appointed to teach some specific portions of the syllabus.
The teachers of the college are encouraged to attend different seminars, workshops and refresher classes and conduct research works to improve their teaching skills and acquire knowledge about the recent developments in their relevant fields. About 15 teachers of the college have completed the computer awareness programme offered by the college. Teachers of the college have forged academic linkages with different national level academic, training and research institutions like S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Kolkata, Department of South and South Asian Studies (Calcutta University), Centre of Bio-Technology (Viswa Bharati), State Institute for Panchayat and Rural Development, Govt. of West Bengal, Indian Association for Cultivation of Sciences, Kolkata. The college has been organizing some seminars and workshops at regular intervals on some of the burning topics relating to the course curriculum. During the last two years, fifty teachers of the college have attended different seminars out of which twelve had acted as resource persons in national seminars and two in international seminars.
During the last four years, the college has started a new forum titled 'Teachers' Colloquia' where teachers speak on specialised topics of their own interest and try to make the subject understandable to teachers belonging to other disciplines. The forum has encouraged the development of multi-disciplinary approach of learning among the teachers. The write-ups of the various speakers in this 'Teachers' Colloquia' have been published in the form of a monograph.
The college has a mechanism of evaluating the teaching performance of the faculty members. The feedback of the students on the performance of the teachers is collected formally in a structured format. The feedbacks are analysed and the results communicated to the concerned teachers confidentially by the Principal for necessary corrective action. Some of the suggestions made by the students for the improvement of academic standards include 'more free classroom participation', ' faster correction of submitted class assignments', 'more real-life examples in classroom teaching', 'more help for preparations for national level examinations'.
The college has been following a method of self-appraisal of the teachers as prescribed by the government of West Bengal. From the year 2003-04, it has designed a new format for self-appraisal which attempts to collect detailed information about curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities of the teachers.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
More than 50% of 58 regular faculty members have PhD degree. Many teachers in the science departments are pursuing their doctoral and post doctoral work in different institutions in Kolkata, namely Calcutta University, Jadavpur University, Indian Statistical Institute, Indian Association for Cultivation of Science etc. Two teachers of the Departments of Mathematics and Chemistry have completed their advanced research work at the University of Berkeley, USA and Princeton University, USA, respectively. At present, a faculty member of the Department of Physics is continuing his post-doctoral work at the Iowa State University, USA. Ten faculty members of the college have been awarded Minor Research Projects by UGC amounting to Rs 4, 55,000. Of the above, 8 projects are completed and the final progress reports have been sent to the UGC.
Recently the college has formed a research committee to examine and explore different type of research projects that can be undertaken within the present infrastructure of the college. There is no provision for paying seed money or any type of financial assistance for pursuing research work. However, teachers pursuing research work are allowed study leave facility and the use of the research infrastructure of the college. About 67% of the total members of teachers of the college are engaged in different research activities mostly as part time research scholars. During the last five years, nine faculty members of the college have been awarded PhD by different universities of West Bengal.
The college does not have any mouthpiece research journal for publication of research articles by the faculty members. However, it has been publishing a journal titled 'Vidyamandira Patrika' annually for the last sixty years. The journal contains popular articles on subjects of interest written by the faculty members and the students. The college has a good past record of publication of research articles by the teachers of different departments in national and international level journals. Special mention may be made about the faculty members of Chemistry and Physics who have published quite a good number of articles in different International level journals.
The college being a non-profit, charitable and philanthropic organization does not encourage consultancy on commercial terms. However various types of free services are provided by different faculty members to different educational institutions run by the Ramakrishna Mission on an honorary basis..
The college has designated its Vice Principal and the two hostel superintendents to be in additional charge of various extension activities. It also offers major extension activities through its NCC (Army and Air wing) and NSS unit. Various extension activities like blood donation camps, medical camps, health and hygiene awareness programme, environmental awareness programme, campus cleaning, relief works during floods and cyclones, distribution of books and dress materials to poor school students and offering them free coaching etc. have been organized by the college through the active participation of all its teachers and students. The college organizes most of its extension activities in collaboration with many of the sister organizations of Ramakrishna Mission.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The Vidyamandira is a purely residential college conceived under the Gurukula model. It has three campuses spread over 10.9 acres of land and an additional playground for football and cricket. Since its inception, the college has seen rapid development in various types of infrastructural facilities. The college has its own administrative building, twenty-six classrooms, a central library with facilities for reading rooms for teachers and students, five hostels, separate laboratories for science departments, three air-conditioned computer labs, auditorium with seating capacity for eight hundred and thirty four, separate messes for boys and canteens for staff, facilities for games and sports, guest rooms, staff quarters, three natural ponds and well-maintained gardens, a small medicinal plant garden, branches of United Bank of India and State Bank of India, students' store, etc. The maintenance of the various infrastructure facilities are taken care of by the college out of its internal resources generated mostly from students' fees. The buildings are well-maintained by its staff. The campus is clean and beautiful. The civil construction and maintenance of the college buildings are supervised by the monk administrators staying inside the campus with the help of the construction and maintenance department of Saradapitha.
The college attempts to optimally use the various infrastructure facilities available at its disposal. The college auditorium is given on rent for various types of cultural functions and seminars to its sister organizations on a token payment of Rs. 4000/- per day. The money is used for its upkeep and maintenance. The Vidyamandira playground is used for games and sports by the college and its sister organizations as well as for organizing various inter-collegiate district and state level sports competitions. The classrooms are allowed to be used for academic purposes by different sister institutions of Ramakrishna Mission. The IIT Joint Entrance Examination Board, Calcutta University, West Bengal Joint Entrance for Engineering and Medical Examination Board, State Higher Secondary Council, Indian Association of Physics Teachers, etc. are allowed to conduct their different types of examinations in the college premises.
The college has a central library looked after by a library sub-committee comprising of teachers from different departments and the librarian. The library has 37,672 books and 80 journals. During the year 2003-04 and during the current year (upto 1st October 2004), the college has spent more than Rs. 2,90,000/- on the purchase of books, text-books, journals and periodicals. The library provides different facilities like book bank, reprographic facilities, computers with multi-media, fumigation chamber, reading-room, long-term issue of books, journals and magazines relating to career development etc. The college has developed a Linux-based indigenous software for computerization of various activities connected with the library like lending and search of books, stock-taking, lending of audio-visual materials, book bank etc. The library has seven computers with internet facilities available to both teachers and students. One unique feature of the library of the present college is the availability of some rare books and manuscripts separately in a section known as 'Heritage Library'. The library is kept open six days in a week and 6.45 hours per day. However, the reading room facilities are available 10.45 hours per day i.e. 6:30 am - 8:30 am, 10:00 am - 4:45 pm and 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. During the year 2003-04, the library was kept open for two hundred and sixty-three days.
The college has a central computer laboratory with ten systems. In addition it has two other computer laboratories one for Department of Computer Science and Applications (eleven systems) and one for teachers (four systems). The Departments of Physics and Chemistry have two and one systems respectively. One unique feature of the college is the provision of computer facilities in the hostel offices.
The college has purchased different types of operating systems software, office software and development software out of its own resources. Some of the important software used in the college includes Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Office XP and Microsoft Visual Studio. The Department of Computer Science and Applications is solely based on Linux Operating System.
The Vidyamandira is a fully residential college with five separate hostels accommodating all the three hundred and forty-nine degree students. The hostels have spacious clean rooms with facilities of separate kitchens, prayer/meditation halls, adequate number of toilets, well-maintained gardens and limited indoor sports facilities. The hostel inmates lead a very disciplined and routine life supervised the monks in charge of the hostels.
The college has limited health care facility for its students and employees. It has a health centre where two doctors retained by the institution provide medical care to the inmates. The hostels have the provision of first aid kits for the use of students The Belur Math has its own medical centre adjacent to the college campus which provides all types of outdoor treatment facilities including pathological investigations to the students of the college at a nominal cost. In case of emergency, the college takes the help of the local Shramajeevi hospital and the Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan, a 550 bed hospital located in Kolkata and run by the Ramakrishna Mission.
The college provides facilities for a number of indoor and outdoor games such as football, cricket, volleyball, table-tennis, badminton and carom. It has a multi-purpose playground (for cricket/football/athletics). The college has one badminton and five volleyball courts. Besides the students, the games and sports facilities are also used for organizing various district level and state level tournaments. The students of the college are motivated to take part in different athletics meets and sports tournaments. The college has some multi-gym equipment like dumbbells, clubs, roman rings and skipping ropes which are used by the students for physical exercise. A spacious gym is under construction.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The college consistently maintains very good results in university examinations.
More than 60% of the successful students in different subjects passed in first division during 2003-04. Students of Sanskrit, Mathematics, Political Science, Physics, Chemistry and Bengali have consistently received high ranks in the university examinations. There is a low dropout ratio of less than 10%. It is noteworthy that at the 2004 examination of the Calcutta University Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Sanskrit students of this college secured first ranks in the University.
The college provides financial aids and scholarships to the students. Besides the state and central governments, some welfare organizations like Jindal Trust, Raha Foundation (USA), and Foundation for Excellence (USA), BCS Cleveland (USA), Moni Bhowmick Foundation etc. have provided donations for grant of scholarship and stipends to the poor and deserving students. During the last three years, one hundred thirty-one students of the college have received different types of financial aids and scholarships.
The college publishes a prospectus every year. There is a small career guidance cell operating in the college library. The college runs a highly useful course on improving communication skills for the students. Among others, the course attempts to make the students market fit by developing their oral and written communication skills in English.
The college has a well-established alumni association formed in the year 1986. It is registered under West Bengal Societies Registration Act 1961, with membership running into more than one thousand. Among other activities the alumni association organizes reunion ceremonies on biannual basis, arranges the Swami Tejasananda Memorial Lecture in memory of the founder Principal of the college and provides financial scholarship and awards to a few poor and meritorious students of the college. Recently, the association has contributed a sum of Rs. 42,000/- to install water purifying machines in all the hostel premises to protect the hostel inmates from different waterborne diseases. A considerable amount of donation is also in the pipeline. The alumni association of the college also has taken initiative in celebrating the birthday of Swami Vivekananda by organizing programmes like Vivekananda Sammelan in different districts of West Bengal in collaboration with the college and the Bhava Prachar Parishad under the guidance of Headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission. The association also publishes a reunion souvenir (once in three years) and a news bulletin viz., Vidyamandira Praktani Varta containing latest information about Vidyamandira as well as members of the association.
Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The college is looked after by a Governing Body which is constituted by the parent organization Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha. The governing body has five monks including the Principal, all nominated by the Saradapitha and two teacher representatives as well as one nominee each from Calcutta University and State Government. The Governing Body meets periodically to analyse the working of the Vidyamandira and provide the broad directions to the Principal for the long term and short term activities.
The Principal acts as the head of the various internal coordinating bodies of the college. The various sub-committees of the Teachers' Council have been formed to supervise different administrative, academic and co-curricular activities. At present there are sixteen subcommittees of the Teachers Council functioning in the college.
The college is a grant-in-aid institution of the state government and receives only salary grants in respect of the sanctioned posts. It receives periodical funding from UGC on account of books and equipment. It collects fees from the students at the rate approved by the state government. The college prepares its budget every year and gets it audited by internal auditor and statutory auditors.
The college has computerized most of the office activities. The computer science department organizes computer awareness programme for the teaching and non teaching employees of the college. The college has a limited welfare facility for the employees. Besides the provident fund facility there is a provision for festival advance, medical advance and special help from Staff Benefit Fund.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
In harmony with the Ramakrishna Math and Mission ideology, the Vidyamandira has developed a number of healthy practices including the following:
The missionary ideas and values are inculcated in the staff and the students
The students are trained for social service, spirituality and moral values
The students are taught equal respect for all religions and faiths
Discipline and regularity are made part of the life for everybody
The students acquire respect and devotion for the teachers
The presence of monks in the faculty and administration teaches selflessness and tyaga (sacrifice) to all others.
The openness of the system and transparency in character makes the personalities of the students stronger.
The faith in Indian culture and readiness to learn modern subjects and fields make the pupils ideal future citizens and educationists.
Section 3: Overall Analysis
On the basis of the above sections and through the interactions of the peer team with various groups along with firsthand observations, the following commendations and recommendations are given.
The concern and interest of the governing body to maintain rich cultural, moral and spiritual traditions
Highly competent administrative and financial management
The exemplary leadership, dedication and personal touch of the Principal and other faculty members
The well organized infrastructure
The natural environment and green pastures
Involvement of most of the teachers in higher learning and research
Almost negligible failure rate and very high pass-out percentage including large number of first divisions and ranks in the university examinations
The involvement of teachers in the extra-curricular activities
The student teacher ratio
The residential facilities to all students
The involvement of the students in different cultural activities
The college may explore possibility of introducing new courses in commerce, management, bio-technology and IT at the undergraduate level
More efforts to bring post-graduate programmes in the institution, at least in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science and Sanskrit
Speeding up the efforts to get autonomy or deemed university status to the institution
Expansion and extension of History department into a Department of Ancient and Modern Indian History, Freedom Movement History and Culture.
To start a new short term certificate course on socio-economic philosophy of Swami Vivekananda by the Economics Department
To start new faculties and programmes in music, social service/work, journalism and physical education in line with the interest of Swami Vivekananda
To start a Department of Hindi and Contemporary Indian Languages and Regional Dialects
To start a Department of Rural Studies with special projection on West Bengal
To improve the laboratory facilities in the Department of Industrial Chemistry
Educational tours outside the state for the students
Organisation of more national level academic activities for teachers and researchers of other institutions to expose them to the ideals of Swami Vivekananda
To provide more facilities for sports, indoor games and swimming
In the end, the Peer Team expresses gratitude and thanks to the management, Principal and the staff of the college for providing facilities which enabled the Team to carry out the visit successfully.
Prof. Vinod P. Saxena (Chairperson)
Prof. S. Moharana (Member Coordinator)
Prof. S.N. Banchhor (Member)
(Swami Atmapriyananda) Principal
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