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Savitri Girls College, Ajmer, Rajasthan


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Savitri Girls College, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Address:Opposite Hotel Khadim, Civil Lines
Ajmer (District Ajmer)
Rajasthan, India
Pin Code : 305001


Savitri Girls College, Ajmer Rajasthan is a recognised institute / college.
Savitri Girls College is situated in Ajmer of Rajasthan state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Ajmer comes under Ajmer Tehsil, Ajmer District.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Savitri Girls College, Ajmer Rajasthan are 9828312421, 9166455449.

email ID(s) is Savitri Girls College Ajmer Rajasthan

Website of Savitri Girls College, Ajmer Rajasthan is www.savitricollege.org.

General Secretary : Naveen Kumar Sharma.

Contact Details of Savitri Girls College, Ajmer Rajasthan are : Phone: 0145-2433121

Shatrunjaya Dhupia, Seminar Convener



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Savitri Girls College, Ajmer Rajasthan runs course(s) in Business Management stream(s).
MBA
UG Arts, Com. Science, B.Sc. (Home Science) MA Hindi, History, Economics, Pol. Sc., Music M.Com. Bus. Ad., BCA

Approval details: Savitri Girls College is affiliated with Rajasthan Technical University (RTU), Kota (Rajasthan)

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19 March 2012
Dear Sir/Mam,

We are pleased to inform that Savitri Girls' College, Ajmer, a 96 year old
renowned educational institution is organizing a National Seminar on Promoting
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Socio-Economic Opportunities in Developing
Countries) on 25-March-2012, Sunday, which is funded by University Grant
Commission, New Delhi.

In anticipation to your kind participation.

Shatrunjaya Dhupia
(Seminar Convener)

Media coverage of Savitri Girls College, Ajmer Rajasthan, Rajasthan

NAAC report of Savitri College

SECTION 1 : INTRODUCTION
Established nearly 90 years ago in 1914, the Savitri Girls' College is one of the oldest and a premier institution providing higher education to women in the State of Rajasthan. Since 1974 the original management has ceased to be responsible for the functioning of the College. The College is now managed by an Administrator appointed by the State Government. The College is a grant-in-aid institution, now affiliated to Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer. The College has been recognised by UGC under (2f) in March, 1978.

The objective of the College is to provide access to higher education for women and particularly those from vulnerable and underprivileged sections of the society and inturn empower them.

The area of the College campus is 9605 square meters.

The College offers under-graduate and post-graduate courses in the disciplines of Arts, Commerce and Science. There are four UG degree programmes, five PG degree programmes and 4 doctoral level programmes. Need based short term programmes are conducted by the College from time-to-time. The Science Faculty has six departments, Faculty of Arts has nine departments and Faculty of Commerce has three departments. Other two departments are in Computer Education and Environmental Studies.

The total number of teachers across different faculties is 45 as against 55 sanctioned posts. Out of these teachers, 27 have Ph.D. degrees, five have M.Phil. degrees and 12 have post-graduation as the highest qualification. There are 23 administrative and 7 technical staff.

The number of students enrolled at UG level is 1628, at PG level is 173 and at doctoral level is 24. The total number of students from the same state is 1796 and those from out of State is 29.

In terms of under-graduate students' progression, the success rate for Batch I is 94.39% and for Batch II is 98.51% . The unit cost of education is Rs.980/-per annum exclusive of salary and Rs.10,103/- per annum inclusive of salary.

The support services available in the College are Central Library, Computer Centre, Career Counseling cell, Sports facilities, hostels, canteen etc. The College also has an informal mechanism for redressal of grievances.

The total book holdings in the library is 68,644 and the journals subscribed are 3. There are 14 computers in the College. Twelve Research Projects have been completed. The College has five ongoing research projects with an outlay of Rs.33.5 lakhs. The teachers have received recognition for teaching and research.

In the last five years 19 students have passed UGC-CSIR (NET) Examination and 2 have cleared UGC-SLET Examination. One student has cleared ICS examination, 2 students have passed RAS, 20 have cleared C.A. and 5 C.S. examination. Some of the students in N.S.S. as well N.C.C. have participated at National level event and won awards at State and National level.

The Savitri Girls' College volunteered to be assessed by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, and submitted the Self-study Report(SSR) in April, 2004. The Council constituted a peer team consisting of Prof. Veena R. Mistry, former Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The M.S. University of Baroda as Chair-person, Dr. M.N.Welling, Principal, Mithibai College of Arts, Chauhan Institute of Science and Amrutben Jivanlal College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai as member and Dr. Suresh C. Sharma, Principal, Motilal Nehru College (Evening), Delhi as member-co-ordinator. The Peer Team visited the College on 16th and 17th August, 2004.

The Peer Team, besides studying the Self-Study Report and other relevant documents, visited departments of the College and other infrastructure facilities. The team also interacted with the Administrator, Principal, teachers, students and other constituents of the College.

On the basis of the above mentioned exercise, the Peer Team assessed the institution and the report presented herein encompasses; criterion-wise assessment, overall analysis as well as commendations and recommendations.

The Peer Team wishes to acknowledge and appreciate the co-operation and support extended by the Principal and her team during the visit. The team wishes the College success in its aim towards providing quality education to its students and towards enhancement of its effort in providing higher education to women.

SECTION 2 : CRITERIONWISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I : CURRICULAR ASPECTS
Savitri Girls' College, Ajmer-305 001, Rajasthan is a womens' College, imparting under-graduate courses in Arts, Science, Commerce and Home Science. It conducts post-graduate degree programmes and also short-term certificate courses. There are 19 departments in the College. In B.A., the College offers subjects such as History, Hindi, English, Music, Economics, Political Science, Drawing & Painting, and Home Science in different combinations. In B.Sc., subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology are offered in different combinations. The College also offers B.A. as well as B.Sc. in Home Science. In B.Com. degree course, all the subjects are compulsory. The College offers M.A. degree course in History, Hindi, Economics, Music and Political Science. It also offers Ph.D. programmes in Music, Hindi, Economics and History. Besides these conventional courses, the College has introduced short-term certificate courses in Fashion Designing, Spoken English, Personality Development and Internet etc. B.Sc. Home Science, Functional Hindi and M.A. in Political Science are self-financing courses introduced by the College.

Total number of students registered is 1628 at all levels of B.A., B.Sc., B.Sc. (Home Science) and B.Com. 173 students have registered themselves for M.A. and 24 students for Ph.D. 112 students have registered for self-financing courses. While the students of B.A. are permitted to opt for one of the seven subject combinations offered by the College, the B.Sc. Students can opt for one of the two subject combinations offered by the College. Besides these options offered by the College, students seem to have no flexibility in the optional subjects. It will be better if wide range of elective options is made available to the students by the College subject to approval of the University. In fact, the University regulations do not permit programme flexibility with respect to time frame and horizontal mobility.

It takes one year for the College to introduce a new programme in the present University system. The College has, however, conducted ten short-term certificate courses during the last three years. It may consider introducing few more need-based degree courses, which will particularly help girl students to become entrepreneurs or to get employment. This is especially relevant for Faculty of Home science and some science Departments. The College does not have any role in designing the curriculum being an affiliated College. However, there are few members of the teaching staff, who are on the Boards of Studies of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati University and thereby help the University in curriculum designing in the respective subjects.

CRITERION II : TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The College has adopted satisfactory teaching-learning and evaluation system. It has been managing several programmes with qualified teachers. There are forty-five permanent teachers of which twenty-seven have Ph.D. as the highest qualification and five have M.Phil. and one has MBA as the highest qualification. The College has also employed twenty part-time teachers of whom three teachers have Ph.D. degree and two of them have M.Phil. degree. The College follows admission policy stipulated by the government and the University and follows reservation policy as per the norms in force. The selection of students for admission to various courses is done purely on the basis of their academic record. The College conducts remedial coaching for the educationally disadvantaged students, especially for the girls belonging to S.C., S.T., O.B.C. Advanced learners are encouraged to work ahead of the rest by providing them with special guidance and coaching. The College supplements the lecture method of teaching with seminars, discussions, case study, presentations and field work. Few departments, especially in faculty of Arts such as Drawing & Painting, English and Economics need special mention for innovative teaching-learning methodologies and students' involvement in the learning process. The curriculum transactions as well as laboratory facilities in science departments and Home Science departments need attention and improvement. The percentage of students passing the UG as well as PG is high. There are as many as 17 University rank holders during the last two years. Most of the teachers are committed to the task of teaching and take personal interest in students' overall development and the learning process. However, efforts need to be made to increase the number of students securing first class.

Number of teaching days for the College is 193. The teachers make their teaching plan at personal level. The College needs to introduce self-appraisal method to evaluate performance of the faculty in teaching, research and extension. Students' feedback about the teachers' performance is collected and analyzed, on the basis of which the College tries to improve the teaching-learning process. As per the government policy, the College cannot recruit teachers and hence no new recruitments have been made during the last two years. The College needs to introduce need-based courses, as a consequence, appointment of teachers will become inevitable.

Many teachers have participated in National/International seminars/conferences/ workshops either as participants or as resource persons. For faculty development, the College has also conducted many workshops, seminars and training programmes at regional level. Four of the teachers have received teaching awards, which needs to be appreciated. The College has received international grants, particularly through Ford Foundation, USA.

Special mention must be made of the Campus Diversity, Pathways and Collaborative Diversity studies projects towards revitalizing the process of curriculum transaction. These projects have promoted inter-disciplinary linkages across various departments, N.C.C., N.S.S. etc.

CRITERION III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The total faculty strength is 65 of which 30 teachers hold Ph.D. degree and five teachers have M.Phil. degree including 20 part-time teachers. The departments of Economics, Hindi, History and Music have Ph.D. programmes. It is commendable that during the last five years ten students have been awarded Ph.D. degree. The teachers interested in pursuing M.Phil. or Ph.D. degree are given study leave. The teaching schedule of such teachers is also adjusted. Very few teachers of the faculty are actively involved in the research activities. However, some of the teachers are involved in guiding students' dissertation at masters level. All the teachers belonging to the departments of Hindi, Drawing, Botany, Chemistry and Commerce hold Ph.D. degrees. The teachers of the departments of History, Political Science, Physics, Zoology, Home Science are required to be encouraged for initiating research work. The College received grants under COHSSIP programme from UGC.

The College is actively working in the area of womens' education through the 'Womens' Study Cell'. The Ford Foundation, U.S.A., has funded the 'Campus Diversity Initiative' project of the College. 'Pathways', a project regarding foundation for academic Excellence and Access is also funded by Ford Foundation. Another research project named 'Women Leaders in Panchayati Raj' is also underway. In this way, more than 25% of the teachers are engaged in active research in the College. Conduct of above mentioned projects has been appreciated at the national level.

Publication of research papers, articles, books and creative writing by some of the Faculty members is a matter of satisfaction. At least five members of the teaching faculty are publishing regularly in reputed journals. Departments of Hindi, History, Commerce, Economics and English have published a number of articles and books. The College needs to put in more efforts for encouraging teachers to present more papers in National/International conferences/seminars and also to publish research papers in National/International refereed journals.

The area of consultancy needs attention. Efforts are needed to offer expertise available in the Faculty to the Corporate and NGO sectors.

The teachers have been given the additional charge for various extension activities in the College. The College is active in the field of extension services and is also responsive to community needs. Various extension and awareness programmes for community development such as, Medical Camp, Adult Education, Literacy development, Health and Hygiene awareness programmes are being regularly conducted by the College. Aids awareness and Environment awareness activities are also being conducted through NSS, NCC, Women Study Cell and other projects. Many of these extension activities are organised by the College independently and with the help of N.G.Os. Through personal motivation, the teachers and the students of the College are encouraged to participate in these programmes. The programme officer of N.S.S. has been awarded with 'Best Programme officer award' at the State level as well as at the National level. The College has received commendation for 25 years of excellent work and has been awarded 'The Indira Gandhi National Award' in the year 2002. The N.S.S. and N.C.C. activities of the College are extremely well conducted with high level of involvement and commitment of the teachers and the students.

CRITERION IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The College has a campus of 9605 Sq. Mts. area with three storey building and an assembly hall with a seating capacity of about 1000 students. It has a separate block for Science and Home Science. The College has a Central Library, Laboratories, Computer Centre, Sports Facilities, Canteen and Hostel. The Hostel has built up area of 7345 Sq. Mts. and can accommodate 130 students. The College has facilities for Badminton, Table-tennis, Cricket and Volley-Ball. For games like Foot-ball, Hockey, Kho-Kho, the College shares the ground with its sister institution. Facilities like telephone, Xeroxing and Fax are also available for the College community.

The maintenance of the College is looked after by the staff of the College. The library needs to have computer and internet facilities to encourage research culture among the teachers and the postgraduate students. Separate space may be provided to research scholars in the library. It is essential that the library has a tie-up with other libraries for inter-library borrowings, which will help the teachers and students to update their knowledge. The library needs to subscribe more journals for the benefit of research students and the teachers. Number of textbooks purchased during the last year is just four. The College should approach U.G.C. for INFLIBNET programme for the Library. The budget allocation for purchase of Library books and journals needs to be increased, and more books and journals need to be added.

The central computing facility needs to be developed with computers having latest configuration. These facilities should be utilized by the teaching staff to prepare teaching aids, which will be useful for effective teaching-learning process.

Though access to health services are available to the students in the hostel, adequate health services need to be made available to the students, members of the teaching and non-teaching staff of the College.

The College encourages outstanding sportspersons by providing them freeships and scholarships. The sportspersons are also provided with the kits. This has resulted in high degree of participation of students in sports activities. Involvement of the students in various sports is commendable. Many of them have represented at the University and the State level in games such as Cricket, Kho-Kho, Volley-ball, Basket-ball, and won prizes.

The College provides hostel facilities to the needy students. The hostel is housed in a three-storied building with mess facility, access to medical facilities and telephone facilities.

The College can meet the need for augmentation of infrastructure to keep up with academic growth through self-financed courses, U.G.C. grants and fund raising. Infrastructure facilities need improvement. The buildings need proper maintenance and repairs. Laboratories need to be equipped with modern equipments and adequate space in both Science and Home Science departments. More space is required for teachers' rooms, classrooms and some laboratories.

CRITERION V : STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
An old institution, with an orientation to help women students from lower income groups, the College attempts to support students' overall development. Drop out rate is as low as one percent. Progression to employment and further study is also low. During the last five years, 19 students have passed UGC-CSIR (NET) examinations, 11 students have passed UGC-SLET examinations, 10 have passed State Services examinations while 25 students have passed professional examinations. One student has passed Indian Civil Services Examination during the last five years.

The College annually publishes updated prospectus, which includes information about the courses available, rules and regulations, fee structure, scholarships and prizes etc. The College charges fees as per the University/Government stipulations. Many scholarships and fee concessions are available to the students, besides the government merit and merit-cum-means scholarships. The College has a small canteen, which needs improvement and cleaner environment.

The College has recently established a career guidance cell. The teachers of the College participate in academic and personal counseling of students, in particular, for the courses like CA, ICWA, and also for NET and SLET examinations. The College needs to have an employment cell and a placement officer, who will be able to offer career counseling to the students. Employment cell can also motivate the students to seek self-employment. Short-term programmes for development of entrepreneur skills need to be introduced. This will help the College to bring up the rate of progression for employment.

The College has recreational/leisure time facilities like indoor and outdoor games, nature clubs, debate clubs and various department associations.

The College can boast of prominent positions held by its alumni. The alumni have contributed to endowment scholarships and shields for the students. The activities of alumni association need to be formalised and strengthened. The alumni also need to help the present students of the College by providing them with additional inputs via sharing their expertise and providing career counseling.

CRITERION VI : ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
The basic aim of the institution is to bring about democratic changes that particularly empower the more vulnerable and underprivileged women. The common goals and objectives are : the 'discovery', 'pursuit' and the 'transmission' of knowledge. The College works under the administrative control of Administrator appointed by the State Government. The Principal is the academic head, who works under the Administrator. She is assisted by various committees appointed by her. A special committee has been appointed to prepare the academic calendar for the College.

The College has not recruited any full-time teaching staff during the last two years. It also needs to develop inbuilt mechanism to check the work efficiency of non-teaching staff, and to conduct professional development programmes for them. The non-teaching staff may be deputed for such professional development programmes conducted by the University/Government. The College also should establish formal grievance redressal cell for the benefit of students and the staff. It may also think of a co-operative credit society to be formed by its employees, which will help them in getting loans for various purposes. The scheme of group health insurance may be implemented for the staff and the students.

The budget of the College is a deficit budget. There is a finance committee appointed by the College to monitor the accounts. Purchase of major items is done by a four-member committee as per the government guidelines. The College has an internal audit system. The College is facing financial crunch due to delay in receipt of due grants.

The College needs to consider ways and means to augment resources and improve administrative as well as management practices. The overall issue of the governance of the College needs to be resolved in the interest of the institution.

The College has done much work in academics as well as other areas, which did not reflect in the Self-study Report submitted by the College.

CRITERION VII : HEALTHY PRACTICES
The faculty and the College are striving towards realizing the goal of imparting quality education and foster overall personality development of students. The following healthy practices have been established for this purpose.

The College has mechanism for internal quality checks, which is done through committees, which include faculty and students.

National/International projects have been conducted by the College for training and research.

The College has started self-financed short-term certificate courses for promoting general/transferable skills.

The programme of the College spans from Under-graduate to doctoral level albeit in some of its departments.

The College is student oriented and made an exception of admitting a visually challenged male student for P.G. studies in Music, as this facility was not available in any other co-ed College in the State.

The Commitment of teachers and the College towards students' learning, development and welfare is exemplary.

The students mainly come from lower income strata, including students from rural areas. Special care is taken to foster self-confidence and remedial education of the students.

Involvement of the staff and students in Sports, N.S.S. and N.C.C. is appreciable.

The alumni, who have excelled in various games, coach the present students and thus contribute to their alma mater.

The three projects funded by the Ford Foundation have enthused the staff and the students to participate in various activities. This has changed the ethos of the College.

SECTION 3 : OVERALL ANALYSIS
The Peer team, after reviewing the Self-study Report, meeting with the various constituents of the College, the Administrator, the Principal and having visited physical/infrastructural facilities wishes to make the following commendations and recommendations.

Commendations :
In its existence over the last 90 years, the College has attempted to empower young women by offering quality education and fostering their personality development.

The College offers a range of curricula from traditional courses to courses in performing arts, Fine arts and Home science.

The College has participated in National level projects funded by national and international agencies.

The College has received accolades for conduct of cultural diversity and Pathways project.

Some of its teachers have published research work and books. Few researches have been published in reputed national and international journals. They have also participated at National Level Conferences and seminars, and few have acted as resources persons.

Students of the College have been actively involved in N.C.C., N.S.S. and other extension activities.

Many students have won awards for academics, sports, N.C.C. and N.S.S.

Informal methods for grievance redressal exist.

Teachers receive support by leave etc. for career advancement.

Office records pertaining to establishment and accounts are properly maintained.

To improve students' academic performance, regular internal tests are conducted including giving retest and record of students' performance in these tests have been maintained. Regular feedback is given to students so as to improve their performance.

RECOMMANDATIONS:
There is a need to review the curriculum in each of the disciplines and introduce front-line area courses as add-on, vocational or certificate courses.

The College may consider introducing self-financed post-graduate courses in areas that may develop competence towards entrepreneurship and career orientation.

There is a need to increase competence of teachers in conducting research, provide them with information on seeking research/project grants and motivate them to conduct research.

Teachers' potential needs to be harnessed for consultancy services especially with NGOs.

Non-teaching staff should be encouraged and provided avenues for attending professional development programmes at the University/Government level.

The promotional avenues for non-teaching staff need review.

Health and medical insurance schemes may be introduced.

Grievance redressal cell needs to be established for staff and students.

The building needs proper maintenance. There is a need to improve toilet facilities, more laboratory and classroom space, and a more spacious and better canteen.

Drinking water facility needs to be upgraded.

Library needs improvement in terms of organization of space, more recent books at under-graduate, post-graduate levels, National/International Journals, computer and internet access.

The College must take initiative to formally establish an Alumni Association and the association must play an active role towards mobilization of resources and supporting student development.

The College should have more computers with the latest configuration in its computer centre.

The members of the Peer Team would like to place on records their sincere thanks to the Administrator, the principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni.

Prof. Veena R. Mistry
(Chairperson)

Dr. Suresh C. Sharma
(Member Coordinator)

Dr. M.N. Welling
(Member)

Smt. Shakuntala Rathore
(Principal)

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