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SDN Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu


SDN Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
Address:Shanthi Nagar, Chromepet
Chennai (Madras) (District Chennai (Madras))
Tamil Nadu, India
Pin Code : 600044

SDN Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college. SDN Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu is also known as Shrimathi Devkunvar Nanalal Bhatt Vaishnav College For Women.
SDN Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women 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.

Fax # of SDN Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu is +91-44-22654976.

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Website of SDN Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu is www.sdnbvc.com.

Contact Details of SDN Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-44-22655450, 22654976


SDN Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Arts and Science stream(s).

Approval details: SDN Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women is affiliated with University of Madras, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)


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NAAC report of Shrimathi Devkunvar Nanalal Bhatt Vaishnav College For Women

Section 1 : Preface
Shrimathi Devkunvar Nanalal Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai volunteered to be assessed by the NAAC and conduct the preliminary self-study in the year 2003 and the same was submitted to NAAC in 2003. The peer team consisting of Prof. N. Rudraiah, of Bangalore as Chairman, Dr. M. Narasimhulu, of Hyderabad and Sr. Thressia, of Palakkad as members, visited this college for two days during September 9 - 10, 2003. Dr. M. S. Shyamasundar, Deputy Adviser, NAAC coordinated the peer team visit.

This college is purely for women and affiliated to Madras University, spread over an area of 10 acres and founded by Sri. Nanalal Bhat in 1968, a Chairman of Cork Industries Charities Trust , in the name of his wife Shrimathi Devkunvar. Initially this college was started with 3 P.U.C. sections with an initial strength of 240 students and 20 faculty members. In 1970 the college was upgraded as Degree College with the introduction of B. A. Economics with languages English, Tamil, Sanskrit, Hindi and B.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry, Plant Biology and Biotechnology and Computer Science. At present this is a grant-in-Aid college running both day and evening (called self-financing) courses. There are 10 courses at the under graduate level comprising Commerce, 3 in Arts and 6 in Science. The evening college was started in the year 1984-85 offering 6 courses at under graduate level and 2 courses at the postgraduate level. The present student strength is 1640 in the day college and 949 in the evening college with a total staff strength of 109 (69 in the day college and 40 in the evening college). The strength of non-teaching staff is 47. About 21 staff members have Ph.D., 42 have M.Phil and remaining have M.A./M.Sc. Some teachers have attended orientation courses and refresher courses, conferences and workshops. The UGC has recognized this college under 2f and 12B in January 1970.

Prior to visit to the college, the peer team has gone through the self study report submitted by the college carefully and has made a detailed analysis of the facts and figures given by the college. The team found that this college is trying its best to give value-based education to girl students.

During its visit to the college, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited all the departments of the college and perused the facilities available and interacted with the members of the statutory and non statutory committees like Staff council, finance, planning and evaluation, appeals and grievances, library, examinations, sports and games, student welfare, admissions, career guidance and counselling and events.

The academic, Co-curricular, extra curricular, sports and extension facilities, hostel facilities of the college, staff quarters were reviewed. The peer team also interacted with teaching and non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumnae of the college. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the pear team has taken the value judgment. The assessment of the college under various criteria, the commendable features as well as the issues of concern are given below.

Section 2: Criterion - wise Analysis
In these days, PG degrees can be obtained through the distance education in addition to obtaining them by attending regular classes. However the peer team observed that all teachers have obtained their PG degree by attending regular classes. Further, Ph.D. degrees can be obtained both as full time research students as well as part time students. The college is offering under regular stream UG-courses numbering three in Arts namely: History, Economics and English literature, six in science namely: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Plant Biology and Biotechnology and one in commerce. The college also offers the following self-financing UG and PG courses in evening college. Under UG courses, the evening college offers one in Arts, three in science and two in commerce. The evening college also offers three PG courses, M.Sc IT, M.Com and M.S.W.

The peer team has verified the compatibility of these courses with goals and objectives of the college. Though this is an affiliated college, their programmes are flexible enough to offer students many benefits. The pear team has noticed that the college has taken initiatives to review and redesign the existing programmes. The team has verified the feedback on these programmes through interaction with academic staff and employers.

One of their aims is to promote the requisite educational, political, economic and administrative apparatus for shifting the foundation of human society from power to enlightment to make their institution a worthy instrument of change and social relevance. They achieve this by giving training in Yoga, Karate and job oriented courses.

They have curricular and co-curricular activities like organising inter collegiate cultural festival called Smriti, Social service activities like the planning forums, CSS, NCC, Rotract activities like Pulse-polio immunisation programme, blood donation, health checkups scheme and so on

They have FIP Programme and self-study programme. The number of teachers who have obtained their Ph.D. and M.Phil degrees under these programmes is given.

Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects
As an affiliated college of Madras University from 1968, the college still offers under regular college conventional type of courses like History, Economics and English literature under B. A., Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Plant Biology and Bio technology under B. Sc. and B.Com in commerce faculty. Under self-financing programme offered in evening college, they offer unconventional job oriented courses like B. C. S. (Corporate Secretary study), B.C.A. and B.B.A. (Business Administration). In the evening college they offer Three PG courses namely M. Sc. - IT (Information Technology) M.Com. and M.S.W. The peer team has verified the functioning of vocational subjects in B.Com courses.

The peer committee has gone through the functioning of several committees including planning and evaluation, library, sports, student welfare, extra curricular activities and admission procedure. This college has a mechanism to collect the feedback from academic peers and employers on teaching programme. The college has links with Rotract and lions Club in doing social services like blood donation, health camp and so on. Under Job oriented courses B.com and Magnus Institute, the college conducts career guidance programmes like Entrepreneurial Development Programme. This college, in collaboration with Brookes computers has created a website for the purpose of obtaining information from parents, students, teaching and non-teaching faculty and management.

Criterion II: Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
Admission to the various courses of study is based on the norms prescribed by the government and preference is given to the physically handicapped students, children of ex-servicemen, economically, socially, educationally under privileged students. Weightage is given to academic excellence and students having special abilities/talents in sports, fine arts, and leadership qualities. Students are admitted to various courses through the admission committee.

The Tamil, History and Economics departments of the college provide remedial courses to weaker students to improve their performance. There is a provision for advanced students to work ahead of the rest by encouraging them to become group leaders, guiding and coaching weaker students. They are also encouraged to participate in seminars, paper reading etc. They have a programme of monitoring and to look after the academic progress of their students.

There is a provision for teachers to meet at the commencement of every term to chalk out a broad outline of the syllabi to be covered and to prepare teaching plan. The Syllabi are unitised according to teaching schedule in the annual system. Regular tests and terminal examinations are conducted to monitor the performance of the students. There is a provision to discuss the performance of students in these tests and terminal examinations by the staff members in meetings of the staff council at the end of the terminal examinations. Academic support in the form of notes, group studies, remedial coaching etc., is given to weaker students. The college supplements the lecture method of teaching by involving students and teachers with experts in the respective fields. There is a provision of giving regular assignments to students to acquire up to date information in their fields. The college has 174 teaching days and 186 working days during 2001-2003.

Students are informed the methods of evaluation through prospectus and college calendar. The college monitors the overall performance of the students by sending the marks cards of their monthly tests to the principal for perusal and comments on the performance. The same will be intimated to the management. The Managements in turn will review the performance by inviting HOD of the concerned department and the Principal. They have a provision for meetings of parents with staff to know the performance of the wards. Overall supervision is done under the tutorial system.

Teachers are recruited through the selection committee consisting of the Chairman, the Secretary, the Principal and HOD of the concerned department and two external subject experts. The college has the freedom to appoint temporary/ adhoc teaching staff.

Teaching staff has participated in national and international seminars/conferences/workshops. For example 22 have participated in national seminar/conferences and 10 have participated in International conferences. 13 staff members have participated in National workshop one in International workshop. One staff member has worked as resource person. This college follows self-appraisal method to assess the performance of the teachers in teaching, research and in institutional programmes. The principal monitor their performance. The college deputes refresher courses under the faculty development programme. The peer team is of the opinion that every year before commencement of regular teaching, the college may conduct faculty development programme by conducting workshops by inviting outside experts. One Tamil teacher has won the National award for the best Ph.D. thesis. The Hindi teacher of the college has collaboration in the publication of LEXICON in English, Hindi, French and Tamil.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college deputes teachers for M.Phil/Ph.D. under FIP. Those teachers who have obtained Ph.D. are trying to pursue research. The team has found that no teacher has taken research project and there is no research committee to encourage teachers who have Ph.D. to continue to do research work by sanctioning some seed money. It is better to set up a research committee consisting of teachers who have Ph.D. and the management can sanction some fund, to start with as seed money and encourage teachers to submit research projects to different grant giving agencies. About 4% of the teachers guide research scholars for M.Phil. Degree and 25% of staff publish research papers regularly. This college has 2 full time research scholars under FIP programme and 12 teachers are doing their Ph.D. as part time scholars. This college has a designated person to look after extension activities as additional charge. The various extension activities of the college are community development, social work, health and hygiene awareness, medical camp, blood donation camp, AIDS awareness programme, Spiritual and environment awareness, Yoga and Karate for Physical and spiritual empowerment. The peer team has witnessed the functioning of these activities. The college conducts outreach activities in collaboration with Rotract Club. Students and teachers are encouraged to participate in the extension activities of the college. The college plans the extension activities with the help of GOs and NGOs.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college maintains its infrastructure like buildings, furniture by the fund provided by the management, however laboratories, equipment, books and Journals are provided by the fund available from the UGC and the college. The college ensures optimum use of the available infrastructure by sharing among regular and self-financing course students. The facilities like classrooms, computer, OHP and Video equipment available in the college are not only used by students and staff, but also extended to external agencies like Brooks Service Centre, Maharishi Institute of management and ICWA coaching centre.

The college has a campus area of 10 acres having well maintained green lawns, flowering plants, the tree plantation, garden with medicinal plants make the campus beautiful. It is worth noticing that the college has a scheme of converting the garbage and waste of the college to a compost bead. The college has taken extensive care in Rain water Harvesting and recharging of water resources of the surrounding area.

The college library has the Advisory committee and is functioning well. The Peer team suggests that the college may think of introducing inter-library borrowing facilities. The Management is thinking of connecting their library to the other libraries in the City through internet. This would help both students and faculty to a greater extent.

The college has a UGC book bank facility. The total number of books available in the library is 26930. The library subscribes to some of the periodicals. The library has reprography, computers, audio and video cassettes and internet facilities. The library works approximately 240 days in a year. The ratio of library books to students is 11:1.

The college has five computer laboratories with unique service ESRM (Electronic Student Relationship Management) and internet facilities. The computer centre works between 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on all working days except Saturday. Even on Saturdays students have browsing and internet facilities. All departments have their own computers and are maintained by external agencies.

The various health services like sick room and first aid facility are available to students. The college has a tie-up with the Hindu Mission Hospital, Tambaram. The doctors of this hospital visit the college to provide medical check up to the students.

The college has out door sports facilities like cricket pitch, multi purpose athletic track, a hockey field, a football ground, two volleyball courts, two badminton courts, two lawn tennis courts, a basketball court, a kho-kho court, a kabaddi court and one handball court. The college has also indoor facilities like shuttle badminton court and two table tennis boards.

Outstanding sports winner are given special consideration at the time of admission in addition to providing scholarship, management pays fees and provides food. In addition, for the economically under privileged players the college provides special sports shoes and T-shirts. Management also provides sports kit bags, cash awards and tracksuits for outstanding players

Required instruments are available in the instrumentation centre. The facilities like slide projector, LCD,OHP and double demonstration microscope for use in the classroom are available. The peer team feels that the management may think of providing hostel facilities for the benefit of girl students coming from the rural area.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The college has admitted 579 students in Batch I during 1998-2001 and 506 students in Batch II during 1999-2002. All these students are from the state of Tamil Nadu only. The college maintains good results, 89%, in both the batches. The dropout rate is only 10% Progression to further studies is 15%.

This college provides financial aid to the students in the form of merit scholarships, merit cum means scholarship and so on. The college has a career guidance committee consisting of five members. The teachers of this college participate in academic and personal counselling of students.

The college has an alumnae association. In the field of sports many students won laurels in the competitions conducted both within the college and by other colleges and private bodies. Students have also participated in the area of intercollegiate and inter university sports. The various recreational facilities like Nature Club, Debate club, Students magazines, Cultural programmes, Dance and Music, Essay writing and Quizzes, are available in the college.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
This college is managed and administered by the trust consisting of the chairman, Secretary, and members of management committee. The college has an internal coordinating and monitoring mechanisms. This college has an inbuilt mechanism to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. There is a special committee for preparing the academic calendar. The college conducts professional development programmes for non-teaching staff. The college has an internal audit mechanism. The college collects a nominal fee of Rs.500.00 for Arts courses and Rs.750.00 for B.Sc., B.Com and Computer oriented courses. Laboratory fee of Rs.250.00 is collected from B.Sc. students and they collect Rs.750.00 for laboratory fee and Rs.2000.00 for maintenance from B. Sc. Computer Science students.

The college has a grievance redressal cell. This cell looks into the difficulties of the students and set right by a committee consisting of the Principal, Staff in charge of the union and HOD of the concerned department. Regarding the problems of staff, staff club will suggest amicable solution. The grievances of non-teaching staff are settled through talks among the Principal, the Office superintendent and the office bearers of the non-teaching staff club. The teaching and non-teaching staff can avail loans from provident fund. The non-teaching staff, if they are members of Chennai Teachers Guild Cooperative Society Limited, can also avail loan from this society.

Criterion VII: Healthy practices
The peer Team identifies the following features, which may enhance the academic ambience of the college.

The college imparts value based education to students by encouraging them to offer service to the old, sick and needy by donating blood, helping them out at the hospital and so on.

The college supplements regular teaching by teachers by inviting resource persons from different managements and institutes to give lectures. The same procedure of inviting outside experts can be followed to suggest ways and means of maintaining quality in teaching and in research.

The peer team notes that the college provides basic education at undergraduate level to the socially backward, economically weaker section of girl students and provide adequate training to create awareness of the cultural and moral values among the students. Through these processes the college is trying to achieve its specific goals and objectives.

By conducting AIDS awareness programme, blood donation camps, working with GOs and NGOs the college makes efforts to bring Community Orientation among students.

The teachers are trying their best to overcome the difficulties of students in understanding teaching in English. The remedial coaching classes were also conducted by the various departments. It is gratifying to note that the college makes efforts to improve the spoken English.

Under the epic programme the students are exposed to vital need of developing effective communication skill.

The college collaborates with Brooks software to make use of high information technology in the form of ESRM.

Electing students as office bearers of student association will give them training to shoulder responsibilities at the individual level.

Participating in the march fast during sports and independence day, group dance and choir singing activity give opportunities to exhibit students talent in teamwork.
As members of the ROTRACT club students get ample chances to revive their individual and group ability.
The peer team witnessed the Karate and Yoga training for students, which are essential for self-protection, maintaining health and discipline.
The peer team appreciates the efforts of the college in setting up their own web site, which would provide an opportunity for parents and general public to know the details about academic activities of the college.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The peer team after going through the self-study report submitted by the college and after its visits to various academic and physical facilities is satisfied by the progress of the Shrimathi Devkunvar Nanalal Bhatt Vaishnav College for women in fulfilling their aims and objectives of providing higher education to all deserving women students. This college has earned reputation for imparting quality education with a sense of discipline to the girl students. In particular they are trying hard in making girls highly disciplined and contribute to the development of the society.

The peer team observes a number of special/unique features of this college approach to quality assurance and standards and wish to appreciate. Also, the peer team would like to bring to the attention of the college certain concerns for its consideration.

The peer team would like to commend the college for the following aspects:

Encouragement and support given by the Board of Management to all the academic activities of the college.

Dedication and commitment of the Chairman, Secretary and other members of the management, Principal, teaching and non-teaching staff of the college.

Effective leadership of the Principal, commitment and good human relationship of staff with students and parents resulting in efficient team work for overall development of the college.

Strict discipline is maintained in the college.

Effective planning and co-ordination.

Mechanisms of solving grievances of students, teaching and non-teaching staff.

Effective improvements in teaching, learning and evaluation methods

Adequacy, maintenance and planning of infrastructure.

Keeping in view of the affiliated nature of the college peer team would suggest the following to the college to consider:

While the peer team appreciate in providing opportunities for higher education to women in chromepet area, who were deprived of this privilege prior to starting of this college, suggest to identify specific objectives and make strategic plans to train girl students to cope up with the present day globalisation, liberalization and information technology.

The college may initiate plans to offer M.B.A., M.C.A., B.Sc. and M.Sc. home sciences both in day and evening colleges. The facilities of vocational courses offered in the evening college, may be extended to students of day college on the same basis of self-financing.
Computerization of Administration and Evaluation may be further strengthened.

The library may acquire Journals through electronic mail because of the cost involved in acquiring hard copies of the journals.

Motivate the staff to continue research work after their Ph.D and encourage them to submit research projects to different grant giving agencies.
Formal mechanism for collecting feedback from students on various aspects of their learning experience at the departmental level may be initiated.

The college may explore the possibility of starting Hostel and College book store for the benefit of students.

The assessment of teachers by students may be introduced. This may become one of the criteria for identifying a teacher for the best teacher award in the college every year.

In order to widen the horizon of teachers, it is necessary to recruit staff not only from their place but also from outside the state.

Research and consultancy by the teaching staff may be encouraged by giving suitable incentives. The peer team strongly feels that the teachers, through consultancy work, create awareness among the neighbouring rural mass on air and water pollution and other hygienic facilities.

Departments may be encouraged to set up subjects society with the object to organise weekly seminars, special lectures, conferences and so on.

At present there is no mechanism of quality checks. The peer team feels the management, in consultation with staff members and an outside expert, evolve a suitable mechanism to maintain quality in education. Frequent visits to be made to check whether teachers are imparting quality education.

The college may think of giving an opportunity to students to take inter disciplinary subjects.

The peer team is of the opinion that this exercise may be useful both for teachers and students to face the challenges of this new millennium with confidence and enthusiasm.

Prof. N. Rudraiah

Prof. M. Narasimhulu

Sr. Thressia. P.A.

Name of the Head Institution
Smt. T. Sumitra

Date : 10 September 2003

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