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Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jajpur, Orissa


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Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jajpur, Orissa
Jajpur (District Jajpur)
Orissa, India
Pin Code : 755019


Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jajpur Orissa is a recognised institute / college. Status: Women college. Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jajpur Orissa is also known as Indira Gandhi Mahila (Degree) Mahavidyalaya. Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jajpur Orissa was established on / in 1996.


Principal of Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jajpur Orissa is (Mobile 9437595392).

Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya is situated in Jajpur of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Jajpur comes under Vyasanagar Tehsil, Jajpur District.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jajpur Orissa are Admission (I/C) 9040614539, DEO 9861160926.

email ID(s) is Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya Jajpur Orissa


Contact Details of Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jajpur Orissa are : 06726-222011

Indira Gandhi Mahila (Junior) Mahavidyalaya , Jajpur Road
Principal Mobile: 8984325037
Admission Mobile: 9438690069
DEO Mobile: 9439409211



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Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jajpur Orissa runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
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Approval details: Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya is affiliated with Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (Orissa)


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SECTION 1: PREFACE
Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya at Jajpur Road, Dist. Jajpur, Orissa was established on 1st. June, 1987, as a +2 level Institution offering Intermediate Arts. The College was founded with the objective of spreading education among women of the Vyasnagar Municipal area. It had a humble beginning in the Municipal Town hall where it continued to function till its own building was constructed in January 1997. The College started receiving grant-in-aid from the State Government since 1994 and was affiliated to Utkal University, Bhubaneswar in 1996, to teach at degree level. The College has come under section 12B of UGC Act on 1.2.2006 and has already received UGC grants. The College received a 'young college grant' of Rs. 5 lakh for books and journals, an equal amount for equipment, Rs. 1,52,592 as Development Grant and Rs. 63,000 for conducting a national level seminar in the year 2006. Besides, it had received Rs. 5 lakh towards Cyclone Relief in 2001. The College has very recently received sanction letters for Rs.58,79,826 for a women's hostel and Rs. 45,000 for a seminar organized by the Economics Department.

At present, the College teaches five subjects in the Arts stream, viz. English, Oriya, Political Science, Economics and History apart from compulsory foundation subjects as prescribed by the University. Economics and Political Science are offered at both pass and honours levels, while the other subjects are taught at pass level or as compulsory subject only. The College has three programmes in all, viz. B.A. (Pass), B.A.( Honours in Economics) and B.A. (Honours in Political Science).

The College has 15 teachers, including ten appointed by the management. Three teachers are male and the rest are female. Two teachers have Ph.D.s and one has M.Phil. There are three teachers in each department. There are 234 students at present.

The College submitted its Self-Study Report in January, 2007. NAAC constituted a Peer Team to visit the College and validate the Self-Study Report. The Peer Team consisted of Prof. P. K. Chaudhuri, Formerly Member Secretary, West Bengal State Council of Higher Education & DPI, West Bengal, as Chairman, Prof. M. N. Welling, Principal, N.M. College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai, as Member Coordinator. and Prof. Debabrata Chaudhuri, Principal, Asutosh College, Kolkata, as Member. The Peer Team visited the College on 15th - 16th March, 2007.

Before the visit, the Peer Team analysed the Self-Study Report submitted by the institution. During the visit to the College, the Team went through a sample of relevant documents, visited all departments and facilities and collected information on academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension activities of the institution. The members interacted with the members of the Governing Body, the Principal, teachers, non-teaching staff, representatives of students, parents and alumnae of the College. The assessment of the Peer Team has been based on the above exercise.

SECTION 2: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The primary objective of Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya is to offer an opportunity of higher education to the girls in and around the Municipal area of Vyasnagar. The few subjects it offers, are popular among girls.

The College runs the three-year degree course in Arts leading to B.A. ( General and Honours) in a total of five subjects. The College has departments of Oriya, English, Economics, History and Political Science. Of the above subjects, Economics and Political Science are taught both at pass and honours levels. The College also teaches the foundation courses on Indian Society and Culture, Environmental Science and Population Studies, Compulsory English and Oriya as Modern Indian Language, which are compulsory for all. It offers Indian Economy, Indian Polity and Landmark in Indian History as Elective Subjects. The subjects taught at the degree level are suited to the needs of students who want to sit for competitive examinations leading to civil service. The medium of instruction at the College is English though students are allowed to write their examinations in Oriya. The College has a Computer Centre where students can join a course on computer applications on payment of additional fee.

Criterion II: Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya admits students on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination. There is no provision of screening after admission. The College has 228 working days per year, of which 180 are teaching days. The College conducts admission, examination and students' activities on other working days.

The College has 15 permanent whole-time teachers, out of whom ten are temporary and appointed by the management. The college has one duly qualified teacher of Physical Education.

The College hours are from 10 AM to 4.00 PM. The academic calendar, syllabi and information on evaluation pattern are supplied to the students. All courses are taught predominantly by the lecture method. The College has an LCD projector used sometimes by the teachers during seminars. The College ensures complete coverage of the syllabi before examinations.

The College follows Government Rules in the recruitment of teachers. The Governing Body creates posts of teachers according to the workload. When a post is created or falls vacant, it is filled through advertisement and interview by a Selection Committee formed according to Government rules. The College has recruited one teacher of Economics on the basis of annual contract during the last year.

The College occasionally conducts seminars on different topics with the help of its own funds or grant received from UGC. Since 2002, eleven seminar lectures have been organised by various departments of the College. One two-day National Seminar on 'Political Socialization and Political Culture of Women' has been conducted by the College in October 2006 and attended by all teachers.

A few teachers have attended refresher courses and orientation programmes. They also participate in national and international seminars and conferences in and outside Orissa.
Teachers of the College submit monthly progress reports to the Principal, which are forwarded to the Director of Higher Education.

The College holds monthly tests, half-yearly, pre-test and test examinations. The students are notified about the examinations through the academic calendar. The scripts are evaluated centrally. Grievances related to examinations are addressed to the Professor-in-Charge of examinations. The Examination Reform Mechanism of Utkal University takes care of grievances about university examinations. A student can get a photocopy of the evaluated answer script on payment of charges to the University.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya is basically an undergraduate arts college and at present, has no research activity. Only two of its teachers have doctorate degrees and one has M.Phil. The College does not lend financial support to research. Two articles by teachers of the College have been published in the abstract of papers presented in the national seminar held at the College in 2006. One teacher of Political Science, presently in charge of the College has acted as resource person and subject expert on many occasions.

The College does not publicise the expertise of its faculty members nor does it undertake any significant consultancy. However, some of the teachers render honorary service to schools, societies, NGOs etc.

Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya has one unit of NSS with 50 volunteers. They have undertaken campus cleaning, tree plantation, blood donation and blood grouping, awareness programmes on Pulse Polio Immunisation, mother and child care, leprosy and small savings in collaboration with G.O.s and NGOs. They have organised Yoga session and road construction in a village. Students of the College have participated in relief work during cyclone and flood and have lent their service in fire-fighting. The College has an Eco Club which tries to generate environmental awareness among the students. Teachers are also encouraged to take part in anti-dowry campaign and programmes related to women and children.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The campus of Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya measures 4.44 acres. It has a built up area of about 2000 sq. metres. The two-storied College building has two class rooms, three laboratories used by H.S. students, Principal's chamber, office, Computer Lab., Common rooms for staff and students on the ground floor. The first floor accommodates three class rooms, a hall, library and reading room, departments of Political Science and Economics. The College makes budget provision for maintenance of its infrastructure.

The College has a central library managed by a Library Advisory Committee consisting of six teachers. The Central Library of the College with about 1500 sq.ft. of space, has 4961 volumes covering 1872 titles. It added 3661 books in the year 2006 with the help of UGC grants at a cost of Rs. 6,87,000. The Library has about 100 magazines and about 30 issues of local journals. It is equipped with computer and a photocopier. 'Smart Library' software and closed circuit television system have been installed in the library. It caters to about 90 users per month. It is open on 241 days a year from 12 noon to 2.30 PM. The College has a computer centre with 6 computers, three computers in the College Office and one computer each in the Principal's chamber and the examination centre. The college has a generator, used during a power cuts at the time of seminars and other events.

The College has a playground and sports goods for facilities for Football, Net ball, Baseball, Kabaddi and Kho kho. Indoor games like Ludo and Carom are also available. Annual sports of the College are held in the College ground. Candidates with good performance in sports get preference in admission to the College. Those representing the country at international level are directly admitted while those participating at national and inter-college or inter-university level get 10% and 5% additional mark for the purpose of admission. The College has a Physical Education Teacher. It awards prizes to students excelling in sports and encourages participants at inter-college events with sports dresses. The College has a Yoga centre where a teacher of English trains students in Yoga and Pranayam.

A cycle-stand-cum-canteen building is under construction in the College. The College has a health centre attended by a physician twice a week and in emergency. In addition, the College has a small museum with palm-leaf manuscripts and mineral samples. The College has no hostel but is on its way to construct a hostel building with grants received from UGC.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya has published a prospectus in the year 2006. The prospectus contains information on the admission procedure, courses and programmes offered, the fee structure and availability of facilities. The College follows the prevailing rules of reservation of seats for SC, ST and OBC candidates. The College has the mission of educating women to prepare them to face the challenges of life and ensure their all-round development.

Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya has 234 students on its rolls in all three years. There are 60, 76 and 98 students in the first, second and third years respectively, indicating a gradual fall in enrolment. About 61% of the students belong to the OBC category and 6.5% to the scheduled castes. 5% of the students passing out each year go for postgraduate education and about 2.5% get employment. There are no applications from students of foreign origin and the College does not have any special policy for such applicants.

Success rate of students in university exams has been above 85% for the last three years. The College has a small rate of dropout. The rate of dropout is about 6% in the current year.

Students of the College are eligible to get National Merit scholarship and stipends meant for students belonging to SC, ST and OBC categories. In the last three years, 16 SC and one ST students received stipends. One student has received National merit scholarship and another , the Mines scholarship.

The College offers counselling service to students for selection of subjects during admission. The employment cell of the College organises workshops to encourage self-employment. The College has a mechanism for grievance redressal. Students can submit their grievances in writing. The convenor of the cell takes remedial measures. Students and staff members can meet the Principal and state their grievances. The College has a cell to prevent sexual harassment of students.

The College has a Social Service Guild and a Students' Aid Fund. They receive contributions from the students. The funds are used to help students in financial difficulty. The College provides primary medical aid and insurance covering accidents and invalidity for the benefit of the students.

The College provides opportunities for the students to participate in outdoor and indoor games. The College employs a Physical Education Teacher to train the students. The students regularly participate in inter University and inter College tournaments in Khokho, Kabaddi and athletics. The College organises seminars and various cultural activities. The College publishes a bilingual magazine where students contribute articles and poems in Oriya and English.

The alumnae of Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya are active in cultural programmes. They give suggestions to the College regarding its development. Some of the alumnae are journalist, advocate, lecturer and teachers. The Alumni Association of the College is yet to start significant activities.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya College is managed by a Governing Body (GB) formed according to the Orissa Aided College Management Rules, 1976, as amended from time to time. The Presidents of the GB is nominated by the Government and is the local MLA. Two lady members are nominated by the President. The GB and the Principal run the administration of the College according to provisions of Government orders and directives of the University. The GB meets four times every year and the staff members are free to communicate with the GB. In the absence of a regular Principal, the Head of the Dept. of Political Science is officiating as the Principal-in-charge.

The college is administered with the help of heads of departments, Accounts bursar, Professor in charge of examinations and several committees like the admission committee, budget committee, examination committee, library committee, purchase committee, etc. As members of these committees, the faculty members are involved in the process of decision making. The Principal coordinates the activities of different branches of administration.

The College employs 17 members of non-teaching staff 10% of the posts are filed by SC/ST candidates. The State Government conducts programmes for professional development of non-teaching staff. The College nominates its staff members for such training in Accounts and computer use.

All employees and students can voice their grievances by writing applications and dropping them in a box kept for the purpose. The Grievance Redressal Cell consisting of the Principal, the administrative and accounts bursars and a teacher, examines the contents. The Cell takes necessary steps for redressal, including reference of the matters to the G.B. The College raises funds through donations and self-financing courses apart from tuition fees and grant-in-aid. In the year 2005-06, 68% of funds was spent on staff salary, 12% on equipment, seminars, contingency etc, 15 % on electricity and other services and the other 5% on books and journals, building development and academic activities.

The tuition fees charged by the College are fixed according to the directive of the State Government and are uniform all over the State. They have not been changed over the last three years. The monthly tuition fee for the Arts (General) and Arts (Major) programmes are Rs. 60 and Rs.70 respectively. In addition, all students have to pay various other fees like Library Fee, Development fee, Common Room fee, Game fee, Magazine fee etc. amounting to a total of Rs.1748 p.a.

Financial resources of the College come mainly from the deficit grant from the State Government, fees collected from students and donations from local industries. The College also receives UGC grants under different schemes.

The College does not have a proper system of budgeting. It has a system of Internal Audit done by a group of teachers. College accounts are subject to Local Fund Audit. The UGC accounts are audited by chartered accountants.

Members of teaching and non-teaching staff can also obtain loans from the Contributory Provident Fund under some conditions.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The Peer Team has been able to identify a few good features and practices of the College that should be sustained and are expected to improve its functioning. These practices are mentioned below.

The College Governing Body has established a participative administration. All important aspects of administration are overseen by committees consisting of a few teachers. It provides an opportunity to junior faculty members to gain administrative experience and ensures transparency in administration.

The College does not have a regular Principal. A teacher of Political Science acts as the Principal -in-charge. However, she has complete command and receives full cooperation from the staff.

The College has made a sincere effort to inculcate environmental awareness among its students. It has also made modest efforts to undertake programmes related to community development.

The College has a Yoga Centre where a teacher of English acts as the trainer and any student can enrol without having to pay any fees.

The College has earned the confidence of local organisations like Idcol Ferrochrome and Alloys Ltd. And the Orissa Mining Corporation Ltd. which have come forward to lend financial assistance to the College for its development.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya is a young institution in terms of age and recognition. In spite of that and shortage of man power, the College has made great strides in development over a short period of time and has come forward for assessment by NAAC. The assessment by NAAC is bound to give it a further boost in development. With UGC assistance, the guidance of its Governing Body and the dedicated faculty, it is expected to make rapid progress in near future.

The College faces hindrance due to the backwardness of its catchment area. There is a natural tendency of the meritorious students to move to more established colleges in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

The Peer Team likes to mention some of the commendable features of Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya College that it has observed. These are:

The College has earnestly taken up a programme of maintaining a clean and green environment in the college campus.

The College has adopted several programmes related to community development.

Students of the College observe discipline and a uniform dress code, which gives them a sense of identity.

The College encourages sports activities of the students.

The College has introduced extension activities through NSS. The College also co-operates with some Govt. and Non-Govt. organisations in executing its extension activities.

Recommendations:
The Peer Team, while appreciating the efforts of Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya, likes to suggest a few steps that can help the institution to improve. These are stated below.

The College should try to provide more subject options. The College has laboratories for Physics and Chemistry for the use of higher secondary students. It may try to introduce the physical science stream at the degree level as well. The College may make a survey of the demand of different subjects like Geography, Statistics, Sociology, Commerce, etc. and use the findings to decide on other new subjects to be introduced.

The College may consider introducing some need-based and career-oriented courses suited to its student profile. Courses on Communicative English, Food Processing, Tailoring and Knitting and Batik / Bandhni printing may be useful for the students to get jobs and be self-employed.

The faculty members need to attend Orientation Programmes and Refresher Courses more regularly and avail of research projects awarded by the UGC.

The Computer Centre may be strengthened further to make it available for running the BCA or Computer Science courses. It can also be used to train all faculty members in computer use.

The College may introduce self-financing training programmes aimed at various competitive and qualifying examinations like the State and Central Civil Service Examinations.

The College needs to introduce computers in administration and teaching. It should organise training programmes on computer application for administrative staff.

The library needs to be strengthened further by procuring more number of latest editions of text and reference books as well as academic journals. It should try to provide open access to students. Students need to be encouraged and trained to use the library effectively and frequently by the practice of teachers giving assignments based on library work.

The Chairman and Members of the Peer Team take this opportunity to express their appreciation for the cooperation extended to them by the Principal and staff of the institution as well as by the Governing body. The Peer Team wishes the College a very bright and fruitful future.

Name of The Chairman
(P. K. Chaudhuri)

Name of the Member
(M. N. Welling)

Name of the Member
(Debabrata Chaudhuri)

Place: Jajpur Road, Dist.Jajpur

Date: 16 March, 2007

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