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SS Girls College, Gondia, Maharashtra


SS Girls College, Gondia, Maharashtra
Address: Plot / Street / Area
Vitthal Nagar
Gondia (District Gondia)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 441601

SS Girls College, Gondia Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Grant in Aid, Minority Status. SS Girls College, Gondia Maharashtra is also known as Shrimati Saraswatibai Mahila Mahavidhyalaya. SS Girls College, Gondia Maharashtra is managed by Society: Gondia Education Society. SS Girls College, Gondia Maharashtra was established on / in 1970.

SS Girls College is situated in Gondia of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Gondia comes under Gondia Tehsil, Gondia District.

Fax # of SS Girls College, Gondia Maharashtra is +91-7182-223959.

Website of SS Girls College, Gondia Maharashtra is http://ssgirlscollege.org/.

Contact Details of SS Girls College, Gondia Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-7182-222349


SS Girls College, Gondia Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
B.A, B.F.D.A, M.A

Approval details: SS Girls College is affiliated with Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur (Maharashtra)

Profile of SS Girls College

S. S. Girls College, Gondia is the first and the only Womens College of Gondia District. It was established in 1970 as S.S. Mahila Mahavidhyalaya where S.S. stands for Shrimati Saraswatibai the late mother of Shri Chintamanraoji Pimplapure Of Saugar , Whose donation and our founder president late Shri Manoharbhai Patels untiring efforts made this dream materialize. Later it was re-christened as S. S. Girls College, Gondia. It caters not only to the urban but also to thhe rural and tribal population.The S. S. Girls College, Gondia is one of the premier institution of Gondia Education Society. The college is serving the quality education since 1970.Since then the college has been marching on the path of progress. It is a government aided, U.G.C. recognized institution. It is also Accredited at B+ level by NAAC Bangalore. and permanently affiliated to Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur

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NAAC report of SS Girls College

Section I : Preface
S.S.Girls'College, initially known as Srimati Saraswatibai Mahila Mahavidyalaya was established by Gondia Education Society (GES) in 1970. The GES was founded in 1958 with the objective to promote education by establishing and conducting institutions for the development of human personality of the individual in all its aspects: physical, mental, moral and thereby making him/her a useful member of the society. The society runs 15 Colleges, 12 High Schools and 14 Junior Colleges in the district.

S.S.Girls' College(SSGC) is the only women's College in Gondia district. Its objective is to impart higher education to girl students. The mission statement of the institution is Womens quality education and overall development of hand, head and heart i.e. skill, intellectual and emotional development.

It was a single faculty College with only Arts till 1984. The faculty of Home Science was added in 1984. It is a grant-in-aid institution affiliated to Nagpur University and gained permanent affiliation in 1991. It has been recognized by UGC under 2(f) of the UGC Act in 1976.

The College is housed in a building with a built-up area of 15894 sq. ft. within the campus of 0.36 acres of land in the heart of the Gondia town. The premises and facilities are shared by both degree and junior Colleges. The support services are central library, computer centre, health centre, canteen, sports, guest house, and housing facilities etc. The institution runs degree College in morning sessions and junior College in the afternoon. The Principal of the degree College also acts as the Head of the junior College.

The College offers 2 UG (BA and B.Sc.(H.Sc.) and 1 PG: MA. (Home Economics) programmes. Besides these conventional programmes, the College offers 2 Diploma Courses in IT and 3 short duration Certificate courses. The College has in all 16 departments: 8 each in Arts and Home Science faculty. It has 16 grant-in-aid permanent teachers (14 female and 2 male ) supported by 26 temporary teachers (24 female and 2 male) and a Librarian. Among these, 2 hold Ph.D and 4 M.Phil degrees. One teacher belonging to permanent category has already submitted her Ph.D. thesis. The student strength in the current academic year is 912 in UG and 24 in PG, Diploma and Certificate Courses.

The non-teaching staff strength is 27 including 10 administrative and 17 technical personnel.

The College authorities volunteered for institutional accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore. The Self-Study Report necessary for the purpose was submitted to the NAAC in 2003. The NAAC constituted the Peer Team comprising Dr. K. D. Vasava, former Vice-Chancellor of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad (Gujrat) as Chairman, Prof. Aroon Krishnarao Heblekar, former Principal, PES College of Arts & Science,(Goa) as a member, Prof. H. M. Rajashekara, Professor & Director, Academic Staff College, University of Mysore, (Karnataka) as Member-Convener. The pre-visit assistance was ably provided by Dr. Shyamsundar, Deputy Advisor, NAAC. The Peer Team visited the college on 31st January and 1st February 2004.

As a part of the pre-visit exercise, the Peer Team had carefully perused and analyzed the Self-Study Report in-depth provided to them. The Team held meetings with the Principal, the members of the Governing Council of the GES, Local Management Committee, faculty members, supporting staff and interacted with the parents, alumni, and representative groups of bonafide students. The Team also visited the entire academic complex and other supporting physical facilities.

Based on the above exercises, and detailed examination of the relevant documents, the Peer Team brings out the following observations and insights as useful pointers of the quality of institution.

Section II : Criterion-wise Analysis.
Criterion 1 : Curricular Aspects
The College located in the heart of the town has a spacious building. Its academic session starts in middle of June each year. Its mission is to achieve excellence in Women's education, empowering them intellectually and making them responsible members of Society. In accordance with its mission and goals it offers B.A., B.H.Sc., B.Sc, degrees and M.A. in Home Economics and certain Diploma and Certificate courses in Information Technology and Beauty Culture which are career-oriented for the empowerment and enlightenment of girl students.

In Arts Faculty UG programmes are offered in English, Hindi, Marathi, Home Economics, Economics, Political Science, Geography and History. Under the Faculty of Home Science, Human development, Textile & Clothing, Food & Nutrition, Home Management, Extension Education, Chemistry, Physics and Biology are offered. The College can introduce new courses within 8 to 9 months. The medium of instruction is Hindi/Marathi. However 5 students have opted for English medium in Biology.
Syllabus is unitised for both UG and PG programmes. This facilitates the students to learn effectively and qualitatively. Teachers of some Departments are associated with the Boards of Studies as members, which enable them to participate in the restructuring of curriculum periodically. Social relevance and employment opportunities are kept in mind in the curriculum design.

Criterion 2 : Teaching - Learning and Evaluation.
Admission to various courses is made on the basis of students' academic records. Facilities are made available to advanced learners by way of home assignments, seminars, and group discussion. Teaching plan is designed by the teachers well in advance. This helps them to complete the syllabus on time.

In addition to classroom teaching, seminars, group discussions, and demonstrations are conducted in the class rooms. Students are also entrusted with field study/project works in most of the Departments. OHP, Slide Projector, Box camera, Epidiascope, and other teaching aids are used in the classrooms in various Departments. Moreover, the surveying instruments like chain and tape survey, Plane table survey, Prismatic compass survey, dumpy level survey, maps, chart models, weather instruments, weather and topographical maps, binocular, opisometer, Pedometer, and Pantograph are made available to the students of Geography.

Remedial coaching is conducted to those students who cannot cope up with class- room teaching. Question banks are also made available. The number of teaching days is 189 in a year.

Out of 16 permanent teachers 2 teachers are Ph.D. holders and 3 possess M.Phil degree. One teacher has submitted her Ph.D. thesis for adjudication, while 3 have registered for Ph. D. Out of 26 contributory teachers, one has M.Phil degree and 3 have registered for Ph.D. Moreover 3 teachers have passed NET/SET examinations. 17 teachers have participated in national seminars.

The students have several facilities for learning. Besides, class-room lectures, they learn from practical classes in laboratories, field visits, surveys, seminars and demonstrations. The College also provides good library with books, journals, periodicals and dailies.

Evaluation methods are communicated to the students in the beginning of the year. Oral test, unit tests, examinations, home assignment, questions & answer, sessional work, seminars are adopted for the assessment of students' performance. The College is following annual examination system.

Criterion 3 : Research, Consultancy and Extension
Research projects are carried out both in UG and PG programmes . Some teachers have a few publications to their credit. Departments of Home Science, Textile, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Food & Nutrition, Human Development, Geography and Home Economics promote research programmes both among students and teachers. The Department of Economics has research linkages with Banks, Cooperative Societies and related institutions. One teacher in the Department of Geography is registered for Ph.D. The students of this Department visit several villages to study land use, settlement patterns and geographic features. They also visit meteorological department and concerned industries.

The institution is also promoting extension activities. One teacher is entrusted with responsibility to involve students in these activities. Community development, Social Work, health and hygiene awareness, medical camps, adult education and literacy, blood donation camps, population control awareness, environment awareness and Women Service are the major extension activities carried out by the students. NSS volunteers and NGOs. are involved in these extension activities. One village has been adopted by the NSS unit. The College has constituted Women's Study and Service Centre and Population Education Programme Cell which further promote extension activities.

Criterion 4 : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
SSGC is housed in a 4-storeyed building with well-furnished chamber for Principal. The premises have a cheerful and homely ambience with a quadrangle in the Centre of the ground floor for holding cultural programmes. The laboratories belonging to Chemistry ,Physics, Biology, Geography, Textile, Human Development, Extension Education and Nutrition Departments have adequate space and are adequately furnished. The equipments in the laboratories are adequate for running the courses in a meaningful manner. Separate rooms house NSS, Women Study and Service Centre (WSSC) and Population Education Programme Cell (PEPC), Health Centre, Indoor games of Table Tennis and Carrom, Twinkle Nursery School under the Department of Human Development and Staff Common Room. Every Department is allocated a separate room. A nursery of plants has been developed on the terrace of building . There are 14 classrooms which are adequately furnished. The Extension Education Department has audio-visual equipment including epidiascopes (2 in number), Slide Projector etc. There is a badminton court in the central quadrangle.

The premises of the College are used mostly for the institutional activities. The maintenance of the cleanliness and beautification of the campus are achieved with the help of students and staff through regular and occasional activities like tree plantation programme etc. A committee of teachers monitors the activities.

The College has an advisory committee for the library headed by a senior teacher. The total number of books is 17633. The library has a computer and reading room facility for students. It is kept open on all week days between 9.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

The College has a computer centre with 5 machines with relevant accessories and software. The Centre run by C-DAC of Pune, is open on all working days between 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. On sundays and holidays the access is between 10.00 a.m. and 2.00p.m. The maintenance is done with the help of a private agency.

For the out door sports, nearby facilities are made use of. Cricket, athletics and ball badminton are the games available in out door facilities. Indoor facilities cover chess, carrom, badminton and table tennis. Basic incentives of TA/DA, jerseys, awards are given to the sports persons. Outstanding sports persons are given fee concessions. Five students have participated at the State level and one at the national level sports. Two of the athletes are record holders at the State level and one has played cricket at the national level. A team of 6 girls secured 3rd place at the intercollegiate Yoga Competition.

Criterion 5: Student Support and Progression
95 percent of the students admitted appear for the examination on the completion of the stipulated studies. The dropout rate is 5 percent. 20 percent of the students proceed for further studies or seek employment.

The College publishes an updated prospectus annually containing information regarding rules of admissions, courses of study, details of examination, scholarships, concessions, fee structure etc.

All scholarships instituted by the Government and other agencies are made available to the students.

The alumni association has been formed. Few of the alumni have joined the college as teachers.

The College provides for debate clubs, dance and music competitions, cultural programmes, student magazines and essay writing facilities for recreation and leisure to the students.

Criterion 6 : Organization and Management
The College is managed by GES, which is a registered body. It has a Governing Body, Executive Committee and Coordination committee. There is also Local Management Committee(LMC) constituted as per the provision of the University Act which manages day to day affairs of the College.

A committee of teachers prepares the academic calendar. Besides there are about 20 committees to look after different activities of the college.

The fees charged range from Rs. 1425/- for B.A. to Rs 2125/- for B.Sc. (H.Sc.) per annum. There is an internal audit mechanism.

The College has several welfare schemes such as Students aid fund, book bank facility and group insurance. The loan facilities available in the Government schemes and public institutions are made available to the staff in the College.

Criterion 7 : Healthy Practices
The Peer Team has identified certain healthy practices prevailing in the College. They are :
Conventional academic programmes are supplemented by running Diploma and short-duration Certificate courses.

The College runs PG in Home Economics on self-financing basis and the senior teachers render honorary service.

Congenial atmosphere for conducive teaching and learning has been created in the institution.

All laboratories are well equipped with modern tools and models designed and developed by both teachers and students.

All departments of the College organize visits to the concerned industries, institutions, and important places periodically for the benefit of the students.

Group discussions, seminar, question banks, home assignments are regular features to promote communication skills.

Under the auspices of the NSS, the teachers and students take part in 'Andh Shraddha Nirmulan' (superstition eradication drive), AIDS awareness, breast feeding awarness as well as need based extension programmes.

NSS has adopted a village for integrated development.

The College has created Women's Study and Service Centre (WSSC) and Population Education Programme Cell (PEPC). The programme of hemoglobin deficiency among of 'Slum areas' is conducted by WSSC.

The teachers are making joint efforts to provide several services to the rural women by way of counselling pertaining to marriage, nutrition, home management and family relationships.

The College has established a link with Women's Cooperative Bank operating in the town to help the Women entrepreneurs to avail of financial assistance to become self-reliant.

Botany department has developed nursery of plants and Human Development department has set up twinkle nursery for kids as a part of curriculum. These activities also generate revenues.

The College arranges 'Exhibition and Sale' event which helps not only training the students but also in generating revenues.

The College make consistent supportive efforts to facilitate the personality development of students.

Special student aid fund is created from which needy girls are provided help.

The College has a book bank facility.

The institution imparts value based education by (i) inviting eminent personalities to deliver lectures on social important topics, (ii) introducing 'Yoga' along with physical education, etc.

The management encourages students to participate in cultural programmes and various types of competitions etc.

Sports students are given adequate training and encouraged to participate in various sports activities. One student has participated in All India Cricket Tournament at national level and two others are record holders in athletics at State level.

The members of the staff are involved in the functioning of the institution by constituting 20 committees with a specific mandate for each.

The College has evolved a built-in mechanism for internal quality check through periodical tests, feed-back from the students and performance appraisal.

Several measures have been taken to build team spirit among the staff and to ensure cordial relations between teachers and students leading to good student discipline in terms of punctuality, regularity and sincerity. Junior students address their fellow senior students as 'Didi'.

Section III : Overall Analysis
The College over a period of 3 decades has been successful in accomplishing its cherished goals of providing higher education and comprehensive empowerment of girl students in general and of lower strata in particular. The Peer Team appreciated the efforts of the institution in reflecting a meaningful academic climate. It would like to commend the College and offer recommendations for further improvement of its working.

Over 70 percent of the students belong to SC/ST and BC with poor socio economic background have been benefited justifying the mission of the College.

Making steady progress in terms of infrastructure facilities and teaching-learning process.

Effective functioning of Women's Study and Service Centre and Population Education Programme Cell.

The activities of the volunteers of NSS are also commendable.

Need based short duration educational programme in advanced Certificate and Diploma Course in Information Technology is made available to students.

The Peer Team recommends the following for the further improvement of the institution.
Earn and Learn Scheme may be introduced on a regular basis for the benefit of poor students.

Attempts may be made to reduce the number of contributory teachers by appointing the teachers on a contract basis.

Steps may be taken to launch a few progrmmes for women empowerment.

Efforts may be made to create an awareness among elected women members of Panchayat Raj institutions.

Measures may be taken to develop linkages with Mahila Cooperative Bank to enable the students to promote self-employement.

Consumers' Cooperative Society may be formed.

Legal awareness programmes for rural women may be arranged in collaboration with Law Department of the sister institution and NGOs.

Library may be strengthened by (i) computerizing in a phased manner and (ii) providing reprography, Audio/Video cassettes and internet facility.

Efforts may be made to improve the communication skills in languages.

Teachers may be encouraged to undertake Minor Research Projects.

The College may explore the feasibility of introducing PG programme in Home Science.
Adequate facilities for cultural activities may be provided.

Conventional classroom teaching method may be supplemented by the introduction of more sophisticated aids and techniques.

Efforts may be made to train the administrative staff in computer application.

Linkages with the outside organizations may be formalized.

Alumni Association needs to be actively involved in the development of the College.

The Peer Team thanks the Principal, faculty members and non-teaching staff for extending full cooperation to the Team during its visit to the institution. The Team is also grateful to the NAAC for the opportunity given to visit SSGC, Gondia.

Dr.K.D. Vasava (Chairman)

Dr. Aroon K. Heblekar (Member)

Dr. H.M. Rajashekara (Member-convener)

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