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Sunderwati Mahila College (SM College), Bhagalpur, Bihar


Sunderwati Mahila College (SM College), Bhagalpur, Bihar
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Chhoti Khanjarpur
Bihar, India
Pin Code : 812001

Sunderwati Mahila College (SM College), Bhagalpur Bihar is a recognised institute / college. Status: Aided, girls only, non-minority. Sunderwati Mahila College (SM College), Bhagalpur Bihar is also known as Sunderwati Mahila Mahavidyalaya Bhagalpur, SM College Bhagalpur. Sunderwati Mahila College (SM College), Bhagalpur Bihar was established on / in 15th August, 1949.

Principal of Sunderwati Mahila College (SM College), Bhagalpur Bihar is Dr Ram Dayal Singh S/o Late Baliram Singh, Dr Usha Kumari (Mobile 9135150855), Dr. Sheela Saha (Mobile 9934095725).

Sunderwati Mahila College (SM College) is situated in Bhagalpur of Bihar state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Sunderwati Mahila College (SM College), Bhagalpur Bihar is 0641-2400446.

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Website of Sunderwati Mahila College (SM College), Bhagalpur Bihar is http://www.smcollege.ac.in// http://www.rdanddjcollege.org, www.smcollege.ac.in.

Contact Details of Sunderwati Mahila College (SM College), Bhagalpur Bihar are : Telephone: 2401231, 06344-222596
Status: Constituent College of T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur Govt. of Bihar


Sunderwati Mahila College (SM College), Bhagalpur Bihar runs course(s) in Arts, Degree stream(s).
I.A (For arts)
I.Sc(For Science)
I.Com(For Commerce)
B.A. (Hons) Economics
B.B.A(H), B.C.A.(H), Office Management & Secretarial Practice (H)

Approval details: Sunderwati Mahila College (SM College) is affiliated with Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University (TMBU), Bhagalpur (Bihar)

Profile of Sunderwati Mahila College (SM College)

College History
S.M.College, Bhagalpur, a foremost institution of fame and repute. It holds a prominent position in the field of higher education for women in Bihar. The sapling which was planted in the premises of local Mokshada Girls School, Bhagalpur by Dr. Sharda Vedalankar on 15th of August, 1949, has now blossomed into a premier Women’s College of T. M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur and has celebrated its golden jubilee in 1999. In 2004 the College has been Accredited by NAAC team and graded as B+. It has already made a niche in women’s education and is forging ahead from multiple successes.

S.M.College is famous for quality education and unblemished conduct of examinations and good results. Over Seven Thousand students study in different faculties of Arts, Science, Commerce and various U.G.C. Sponsored Vocational Courses like Computer Applications, Office Management & Secretarial Practice, Functional Hindi and Simple Spoken Sanskrit, right from intermediate to graduate level. Recently under Bihar Entrepreneurship Development Programme N.T.T., Food Preservation and Food Processing, Health and Hygiene, Beautician Course, Arts and Craft Courses have been introduced. There are altogether twenty three disciplines under which students are being trained by a band of dedicated teachers of the college. Post Graduate teaching both in Arts and Science faculties was done from year 1985 to the session 1997-1999. However it was closed by the order of the Government of the Bihar in the year 2000. The college has five hostels, which provide accommodation to more than a thousand students. Thanks to Bihar Government, a separate hostel for Post Graduate students named after the founder Principal also came into being. It houses more than a hundred students. The Welfare Hostel of the college has three buildings which accommodate about two hundred and fifty students. Recently a new hostel building has been constructed and inaugurated. Several steps have been taken to renovate the dilapidated condition of some of the hostel buildings. The college has also a health centre and a canteen, which cater to the needs of staff and students of the college.

The college can boast of high standard of teaching, the credit of which goes to its devoted teachers. Ninety per cent of its teachers have got Doctorate degree. They are constantly engaged in research activities and project works.

This college has been contributing both to academics as well as extra-curricular activities. It has a long glorious history of producing brilliant debaters, who represented the college at national level and brought laurels to the college. Its students have also been participating in Youth Festivals and winning distinctions. The college has very good arrangement both for N.C.C. and N.S.S. and sports activity.

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NAAC report of Sunderwati Mahila Mahavidyalaya

Section I : Preface
Sunderwati Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Bhagalpur, is located in an urban area on a main road close to the National Highway NH80 and the river Ganga. The College had a humble beginning in the premises of a secondary school in 1949. The College was earlier affiliated successively to Calcutta University and Bihar University. It became a constituent women¡¦s college of Bhagalpur University, later renamed as Tilka Manjhi (T.M.) Bhagalpur University, when the latter was established in 1960.

Sunderwati Mahila (S.M.) Mahavidyalaya volunteered to be assessed by National Assessment and Accreditation Council and submitted its Self-study Report in the last week of December, 2003. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council constituted a Peer Team to visit the College and validate the report. The Peer Team consisting of Dr. P. K. Chaudhuri, Formerly Member Secretary, W.B. State Council of Higher Education, as Chairman and Dr. Vijaya Chouhan, Formerly Principal, Govt. M.H. College of Home Science and Science for Women ( Autonomous), Jabalpur, and Prof. R. K. Behera, Prof. of Chemistry, Sambalpur University, as Members visited S. M. Mahavidyalaya on three days, from 28th. to 30th. March, 2004. Prior to the visit, the Peer Team had studied the Self-Study Report submitted by the College. During the visit the Team interacted with the Principal, the Pro-VC and Deans of the T.M.B. University, teachers, non-teaching staff, students, alumni and guardians of students. The Peer Team Members visited the academic and other facilities including the hostels. The present Report is based on information obtained from the Self-Study Report and through the interactions, validated by on-the-spot observations and checking of documents.

S.M. Mahavidyalaya is funded by the State Government of Bihar through the T. M. Bhagalpur University. It was recognised by UGC as a Constituent College in 1961. The University Act does not have any provision for autonomy of affiliated colleges.

The College has Arts, Commerce and Science faculties with nineteen departments in all. Among humanities, the College has five language departments viz. those of English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Bengali and Urdu. The other Arts subjects are History, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, Home Science, Music and Mathematics. The science faculty consists of Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Mathematics, the last being common to Arts and Science faculties. The Commerce Department offers the B.Com. programme. The College offers three self-financing need-based courses on Computer Applications, Office Management and Secretarial Practice (OMSP) and the programme of Bachelor of Business Administration at Honours level. The Hindi Department also offers the UGC sponsored vocational subject of Functional Hindi.

The College employs seventy-eight permanent teachers. Fifteen permanent teaching posts are lying vacant. In addition, there are five temporary teachers. The College follows the Annual system of academic programmes. It has two shifts with working hours from 7.30 AM to 1.20 P.M. amd 10 A.M. to 4.40 P.M. respectively. The College runs Intermediate classes as well under the Bihar Intermediate Educational Council.

The College employs 100 members of non-teaching staff, of whom 52 belong to Grade IV, 48 to Grade III, out of which, 18 are of technical category. The College has 240 working days per year, of which about 220 on the average are teaching days.

The College has nearly three thousand six hundred students in the undergraduate classes. More than three hundred are in the in self-financing programmes, while 7.7% are from outside Bihar. There are no overseas or NRI students. The drop-out rate of students is about 20%, while the pass rate of students at the University examinations is about 80%. For some departments, the pass rate in the final Part III examinations is nearly 100%.

The unit cost of Education at S. M. Mahavidyalaya was nearly Rs. 4944/- in the financial year 2002-2003, considering all revenue expenditure but without taking the Intermediate students into consideration. The corresponding figure after deducting the salary component is Rs. 671/- only.
S.M. Mahavidyalaya has a campus on the bank of the river Ganga spread over 7.33 acres, on both sides of the main road. It has one two-storied Academic and Administrative Block, an old academic building where the College had started, a Commerce Dept. Building, one Library Block, playgrounds for Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton, Kho-kho and Kabaddi and seven hostels in the campus. The main building has an Assembly Hall with a stage and one without a stage apart from spacious classrooms, laboratories and the Central Library.

As a Constituent College, S.M. Mahavidyalaya is under direct control of the T. M. Bhagalpur University. The College functions under the Bihar University Acts and Statutes, 1960 and 1976 and is funded by the State Government through the parent University.

The College has produced administrators at State and National levels and professionals. Several students who graduated from the College are known to have cleared the UGC NET and GATE examinations. A large number of teachers of the College are among its Alumni.

Section II: Criterion-wise Report
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
Sunderwati Mahila Mahavidyalaya was established soon after independence with the primary objective of imparting women¡¦s education in Arts, Science and Commerce and providing access of women to gainful employment. The motto of the College is enlightening of girl students with a mission of their moral, spiritual and intellectual development.

The College offers three year B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com. programmes with almost all conventional subjects. It has language departments of Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Bengali and Urdu and covers the vernaculars of almost all of its entrants. A student of Arts can opt for History, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, Home Science and Music. In the science faculty, the subjects taught in B.Sc. are Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Mathematics is common to both Arts and Science faculties. The Commerce Department offers the B.Com. programme with the usual subjects. All the subjects are offered at pass as well as honours level.

The College has recently added some self-financing courses and programmes. The courses are Computer Applications, Office Management and Secretarial Practice and Functional Hindi. Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a self-financing programme taught at honours level. The department of Computer Applications offers a three-month Certificate course on Computation and Information Technology. An undergraduate student of any stream has to study a full paper on Hindi or two half papers on Hindi and a second language out of Bengali, Urdu and Alternative English. General Studies is a compulsory for Part III students of all streams. Environmental Studies is also going to be a core subject for all streams. There are no non-core options. However, the College has finalized the introduction of a few short-term courses on Entrepreneurship Development and has already selected the entrants.

The College used to offer postgraduate programmes in all subjects in Arts and Science excluding Sociology and Bengali till 2002, when they were discontinued by Government order. The College has provision for enrolment for doctoral work leading to Ph.D.

The College offers flexibility in the time frame of the degree courses according to the University regulations. There is limited horizontal mobility in the sense that a student can change her subject within one month of admission. There are large numbers of elective options but no non-core options are available.

The College does not have the liberty of updating its curricula on its own. However, the curricula are periodically reviewed and updated according to the directives of the Inter-University Board and guidelines of UGC.

It takes about a year for the College to introduce a new course after the syllabi are finalised. However, the BBA programme has been introduced in the year 2003.

The syllabi framed by the University are not unitized. The faculty members suggest innovations in the curricula to the Syllabus Committees of the University. Some faculty members of the College also participate in the process of revision of syllabi as members of the Syllabus Committees in respective subjects. The syllabi include laboratory and field work where appropriate. There is no interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approach in the curricula excepting in Environmental Studies to be taught from the coming session.

Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
Sunderwati Mahila Mahavidyalaya admits students on the basis of their performance at the Bachelor Admission Test conducted by the University. However, entrance tests and interviews are also held for the self-financing courses. The College does not have any special provision for admitting overseas students but has an NRI quota. However, there are no such students enrolled at present. The College conducts coaching classes for SC and ST students belonging to the economically and educationally backward classes. The more advanced students often interact with the teachers outside class hours. They are encouraged through prizes and certificates awarded on the basis of their performance in College examinations.

The College has 240 working days per year. About 220 days on the average are teaching days. The College starts at 7.30 AM and runs till 4.40 PM, working in two shifts. Teachers have workload of four classes per day on the average, with at least 21 classes per week per lecturer.
The College has 78 permanent teachers including 17 male teachers. About 80% of the teachers hold Ph.D. degrees, the rest being postgraduates. There are five temporary teachers, all of whom have postgraduate degrees as their highest qualification. The teachers plan their lectures in such a way that the chapters allotted to them are covered within the stipulated time before the annual university examinations. In the case of vocational subjects there is scope of mid-course correction through a system of carry-over of some papers to the next year.

Classroom teaching is the principal mode of instruction at the College. Daily Progress Registers are maintained by all departments. The lectures are supplemented by use of models and charts. Teachers of science subjects like Botany and Zoology use overhead projectors and transparencies to display diagrams. Some departments engage guest lecturers to cover specific parts of the syllabi. Excursions form a part of the curriculum in the departments of Zoology and Botany. All departments organize students¡¦ seminars once in a week and keep records of the proceedings.

The College does not have the power of recruiting its teachers. The Bihar State University (Constituent College) Service Commission recruits teachers through open advertisement, following UGC norms. Candidates have to clear the NET or Bihar Eligibility Test to be eligible to apply for teaching posts. Sixteen teachers have joined the College during the last two years, four of whom are from other states and two are ex-students of the College. The College does not have the power to appoint any teacher on ad-hoc basis.

Teachers of S.M. Mahavidyalaya attend seminars and conferences held at other institutions. During the last two years, eleven teachers attended National level conferences, while two joined international ones. In addition, seven teachers attended Refresher Courses and Orientation Programmes during last two years.

The College does not often conduct seminars and conferences. Since 1986, four symposia have been held at the College with assistance from UGC and ICSSR. The seminars dwelt on Contribution of Women in Science, Life and Work of C.V. Raman and Ramanujan, Natural Disaster and Caste, Class and Communalism. One seminar on Information Overload is going to be organized very soon. A Seminar sponsored by UGC was held in 2000 on ¡¥Importance of Communicative English¡¦. The College has organized one faculty development programme, which benefitted seven teachers of the College.

The College has ¡¥Science Society¡¦ with the senior most teacher of the Science Faculty as the President. The Society organizes Science Exhibitions and talks on scientific topics.

The College does not have any system of evaluating the performance of teachers. Teachers submit monthly reports but are not required to submit annual self-appraisal reports. No attempt is made to collect student feed-back regarding performance of the teachers though feedback has been collected from students regarding their campus experience. One teacher of the College has won a teaching award.

Evaluation methods are communicated to the students through the College prospectus and the College notice board. Students are informed about the results of class tests within one week of the test. Concerned teachers try to ensure that students attend at least 75 % of the classes and fulfil the criteria for being eligible to sit for the University examinations.

The College has thirty four Committees consisting of teachers to deal with various aspects of administration and academic activities. Some of these are the Development Committee, Purchase Committee, Admission Committee, Examination Committee, Students¡¦ Grievance Redressal Committee and the Library Book Purchase Committee. There are separate Committees in charge of building construction, Hostels, Sports, Time-table etc. The Committees are all approved by the Vice-Chancellor of T.M.Bhagalpur University.
Students have the opportunity to participate in sports and other recreational activities.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Sunderwati Mahila Mahavidyalaya is basically an undergraduate college and research does not have primacy in its activities. However, the College encourages research by sanctioning study leave to teachers who are selected under Faculty Improvement Programme by UGC. The College is a recognized centre for doctoral research. During the last 5 years, Ph.D. degrees have been awarded to seven scholars working under teachers of the College. About 30% of the teachers have experience of guiding research and about one-fifth publishes research papers regularly. There are two ongoing projects at the College funded by ISRO and UGC, with a total outlay of Rs. 21 lakh. The College can provide no financial assistance for research. The College publicizes the expertise of its teachers through its website. However, it does not offer any consultancy at present to external agencies.

The College conducts extension programmes in a number of areas. The NSS unit of the College consisting of 97 volunteers participated in many camps at State and National level dealing with National Integration Programme, plantation of trees and Pulse-Polio Immunization Programme. It has organized a rally on AIDS awareness. Medical camps and Blood donation camps have also been organized. The volunteers undertake Social Work aimed at Community development. Various camps are held to spread awareness about environment, health and hygiene. Students participate in the eradication of illiteracy. Students are required to impart literacy to two persons and participate in adult education programme after their final examination as a prerequisite for obtaining degrees. A teacher looks after extension activities as an additional charge. Teachers in general take interest in extension activities.

The College has one unit of NCC with 160 cadets. Each year 3-4 cadets attend the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi. Some cadets have earned recognition at State and national level.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Sunderwati Mahila Mahavidyalaya has a campus of 7.33 acres. It has a two-storied academic and administrative building accommodating Principal¡¦s chamber, College office, Library and Reading Room, Common Room for girls and NCC Room besides 52 classrooms, Tutorial Rooms and 24 laboratories. There is a large Assembly Hall with stage on the ground floor, measuring 10.5 m „e 20 m. The classrooms and laboratories are spacious and airy. In addition it has the old academic building where the College had started, a Commerce Dept. Building, one building accommodating the NCC and sports office and the girls¡¦ common room. One Library Block under construction with UGC funds is almost ready for use. An extension of the main building is being constructed with MP¡¦s Development Fund.

The College has a Principal¡¦s quarter, ten quarters for teachers and ten quarters for non-teaching staff. There are three canteens with sitting spaces under supervision of the College authority.

There is a branch of Punjab National Bank, a stationery shop, a photocopying centre and two telephone booths operating within the campus.

The College augments its resources through utilization of UGC grants. It has funds for repair and maintenance of building and furniture in the annual budget out of its own resources. The campus is kept clean and green through plantation of trees.

The College has a Central Library with adjoining Reading Room. It has nearly 54,000 books but no Book Bank facility. In the year 2003-04, 849 textbooks worth Rs.1.09 lakh have been added to the library. The Library has no computer or photocopier. The Library is open on six days a week on all working days from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. A Library Advisory Committee supervises the activities of the Central Library. No department has a library of its own.

The College has a Computer laboratory belonging to the Dept. of Computer Applications. There are 21 computers in all, 10 of which have Pentium IV processors. Eleven computers are connected in a LAN and have Internet facility. The Computer Laboratory remains open for 8 hours on all days including holidays. All departments have access to the computers. The Department has developed multimedia training packages on Computer Architecture and Word Processor. There are two P-IV computers at the department of Office Management and Secretarial Practice and one in the Dept. of Functional Hindi. A Network Research Centre with one P-IV computer has been established recently with UGC assistance. The computers are maintained by annual maintenance contract with computer firms. About Rs. 50,000 was spent during the last year for computer maintenance.

The College has facilities for both indoor and outdoor games. It has two playgrounds, courts for Basketball and Badminton and a Table-tennis table. The College gives preference to sportspersons in admission. Students of the College participate in inter-university meets in Athletics, Table tennis, Badminton, Volleyball, Khokho and Chess. They have taken part in National Level Meet on Yoga. The College has organized a meet on Yoga in the year 2003 in collaboration with Bihar School of Yoga, Mungher and proposes to make it an annual feature. The College is running training programmes in Judo and Karate.

The College has seven hostels of which three are reserved for SC/ST students and are maintained by the State Government. The hostels can accommodate 10% of the students and only outstation students can be provided hostel accommodation. They have their own common rooms with television sets and a playground.

The College has a Central Health Unit where all students and staff are given medical advice. The hostels have sick rooms and guestrooms for visiting guardians.

The College makes use of its building for the whole day on working days. It has allowed the Institute of Entrepreneurship Development of Bihar Government to run courses on Nursery Teacher Training, Training as Beautician and Fashion Technology & Textile Design.

The College obtained feedback from the class representative on their campus experience. They pointed out various weaknesses of the College in respect of library facilities, playground, hostels, canteen and sponsored students¡¦ programmes.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The College prospectus is updated every year and is made available to candidates seeking admission. It contains information on faculty members, programmes and courses offered, fee structure, facilities available and the academic calendar.

The College has 3683 undergraduate students on its rolls, including 319 in the self-financing courses. About 7.7% of the students are from outside Bihar. The College does not maintain record of progression of its students to higher study and employment. However, as a rough estimate, about 90% of the pass-outs opt for postgraduate education. Students graduating from the College are known to hold administrative positions like District Magistrate, BDOs and Circle Officers and Probationary Officers in Government Undertakings. A few have cleared the UGC/CSIR NET, GATE and other qualifying examinations. Some have become medical doctors and engineers.

The percentage of students passing the final examination after minimum period of study is about 80% to 100% in different departments. The drop-out rate is around 20% on the average and varies from subject to subject. The rate is more than average among honours students of Philosophy, English, Hindi, Urdu, Physics and Home Science.

Stipends are available to students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Tribes and Backward Classes. 47 students in the year 2002-03 and 78 in the year 2003-04, belonging to these categories, have received such stipends. No merit scholarships are available to students of general category and the College does not award any financial aid to students by itself. The ¡¥Sharda Trust¡¦ established by the founder Principal of the College is managed by some teachers of the College belonging to the Alumni and pays University Examination Fees of three needy students every year.

The College does not have any Career Counselling or Placement Cell for the benefit of the students. Teachers provide personal and academic counselling in an informal way.

The Alumni Association of the College was formed in 1959. The Alumni Association is yet to take a positive role for the development of the College.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
Sunderwati Mahila Mahavidyalaya, as a Constituent College of T.M.B. University, is managed by the University. It is governed by the Bihar Universities Acts and Statutes, 1976.
The Principal is the academic and administrative head of the institution. The College has various Committees to assist the Principal in academic and financial administration of the College. Some of these Committees, numbering 34 in all, are the Development Committee, Admission Committee, Examination Committee, Committee for Students¡¦ Grievance Redressal, Purchase Committee, Library Books Purchase Committee, Building Construction Committee etc. The Vice-Chancellor of the University approves all the Committees. The Committees take off some of the administrative responsibility from the Principal, who is in overall charge. The system ensures transparency of administration and trains up the younger generation of teachers in sharing responsibility.

Students¡¦ affairs are looked after by Student Welfare Committee. There are separate Committees for Sports, Indoor Games, extra-curricular Activities and conduct of election of the Students¡¦ Union.

Teachers are recruited through the Bihar State University (Constituent College) Service Commission. Non-teaching staff is recruited through an open test conducted by the University. In case of self-financing courses, the College appoints both teachers and non-teaching staff. The salary of such staff is paid out of funds generated by these courses.

The College budget is prepared by the University, on the basis of actual expenditure in the previous year. The University provides funds to the College accordingly. Provision is made in the budget for maintenance of College and hostel buildings, laboratories and computers.
The College has a system of Internal Audit.

Fees charged by the College for Government aided programmes are very modest, which has been made possible due to Government funding. Undergraduate students pay monthly tuition fees ranging between Rs 13 to Rs. 15 and a Library Fee of Rs. 50 p.a. Hostel charges are Rs. 100 p.m. for accommodation. There is no hostel charge for SC/ST hostels. The fees have not been changed in the recent past. Fees for the self-financing courses are of course higher. The yearly tuition fees for BCA (Hons.), OMSP (Hons.) and BBA (Hons.) are Rs. 5,000, Rs.2,500 and Rs. 10,000 respectively. However, 40% of the resources generated through self-financing courses have to be surrendered to the University.

The College does not conduct any training programmes for staff development. The performance of non-teaching staff is monitored by the senior office assistants, the concerned Committees and the Principal. The Internal Audit also checks the efficiency of some of the non-teaching staff in maintaining accounts and Cashbook.

The College does not have any Welfare Programmes for the teaching or non-teaching staff. Members of teaching and non-teaching staff can obtain loans from their Provident Fund Account subject to the extent of three months¡¦ pay or the deposited money, whichever is less. The College has 8 employees belonging to Class III who were not appointed against sanctioned posts and whose monthly salaries are not being released by the University for several years.

The Grievance Redressal Committee addresses the needs of the students. Grievances are received by the Chairperson of the Committee and the Committee initiates appropriate measures as and when necessary.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The College has introduced several need-based and career-oriented programmes and courses of study. It offers a programme leading to BBA (Hons.). It also has self-financing vocational courses on Computer Applications, Office Management and Secretarial Practice and the UGC sponsored Vocational Course of Functional Hindi.

The College has been able to increase the number of its teaching days to about 220 per year by eliminating the summer vacation and holding classes when some examinations are in progress.

The College has a large number of well maintained hostels with ample facilities and good ambience.

The College has very active NCC and NSS units and undertakes a wide range of extension activities. Students are required to participate in adult education programme as a perquisite for obtaining the degree.

The College has a participative administration. Various Committees, formed by the College and approved by the Vice-Chancellor, assist the Principal by looking after different aspects of the administration.

The College imparts value-based education through NSS and NCC camps and activities, social awareness programmes and extension lectures. Various co-curricular activities like debating, sports and games and cultural programmes help to develop the intellectual, aesthetic and cultural aspects of the personalities of the students.

The library is open for 12 hours on all working days of the College. It is user-friendly and caters to 7000 students in Intermediate and Degree classes.

The College provides ample opportunity to its students for sports and physical education. It provides two playgrounds for students, with facilities for various games. The College encourages Yoga, which is of immense value to the students for physical and mental health.

Section III: Overall Analysis
Sunderwati Mahila Mahavidyalaya, established in the year 1949, functions as a constituent College of T.M.Bhagalpur University since the inception of the latter. Being close to the University, it enjoys both administrative and academic support of the latter. It is sensitive to the modern trends of higher education and has been able to adopt the culture of introducing self-financing, need-based and job-oriented courses. The College, at the same time gives due weightage on research and extension activities. The Peer Team likes to record the following commendations regarding the performance of the institution and recommend measures for its further improvement.

The College offers a large variety of subjects including five languages. It has introduced several need-based and self-financing courses. It offers Home Science and Music as elective subjects, which are particularly suitable for girls.

The College has a fairly large campus with several buildings, canteens and other facilities. It manages to keep the entire campus clean with the cooperation of students.

The College has a distinct research culture. Eighty per cent of the teachers have doctorate degrees to their credit and a large number of them are active in research. Many teachers act as research guides producing Ph.D.s in spite of heavy teaching load.

The College has a large number of teaching days per year. It has sufficient number of teaching days available for class tests and tutorials.

The College is active in extension work spanning over community development, awareness programmes on health, hygiene and environment, organization of blood donation camp and the National Literacy Campaign. The extension activities establish a linkage of the College with the neighbouring community. They are also an instrument for imparting value education.

The College attracts good students. It has a high pass rate among final year students. Many of the students of the College pass the University examinations with good ranks and University Gold Medals.

It is a good practice for each department to hold seminars and workshops a number of times each year. The College may try to adopt innovative strategies of teaching-learning like, publication of departmental wall magazines, organizing group discussions and debates on academic issues, visits to museums, archaeological sites and advanced study centres.

The Philosophy Department may take initiative in organising talks on value-based topics such as, Human Rights, Women¡¦s Empowerment, Social Evils, like the Dowry System, Dignity of
Labour etc.

Feedback from students is one of the true indicators of the quality of education imparted by an institution. The College should collect students¡¦ feed back regarding the teaching-learning process and the campus experience of the students in general.

The College may also try to introduce self-appraisal by teachers and devise a suitable format for the same.

The attendance of students is irregular in some classes, especially in those of subsidiary subjects. Some steps may be devised to ensure regularity of attendance of students.

The College may try to computerize the cataloguing and lending service of the Central Library which will make it more efficient and user-friendly. The Library may be equipped with a photocopier and Internet facility. It should subscribe to at least one research journal on each subject.

The College may try to provide computers for the Departments of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Economics etc. and ensure access of all teachers to computers for academic work.

The College is unable to meet the demand for hostel accommodation. It may therefore try to construct expansions of the existing hostels, preferably vertical, so that no more open land is used up.

The College may try to establish linkages with industries and commercial firms for imparting hands-on training of its students in the job-oriented programmes and courses.

The College should activate its Alumni Association. Many of the alumni of the College are well placed in life and can help their parent institution in many ways. The College may seek feedback from the alumni regarding the courses taught and assistance for establishing linkage with external agencies. The alumni may be involved with the development of the College and instituting scholarships for needy and meritorious students.

The College may try to ensure wide participation of students in physical activities by introducing calisthenics and aerobics. Regular sessions may be held for training in yoga and all students may be encouraged to join the programme.

The College may organize staff development programmes to impart computer training for office work.

The Peer Team takes this opportunity of thanking the authorities of Sunderwati Mahila Mahavidyalaya for their kind hospitality and cooperation during its visit to the College. The Chairperson and members wish a very bright future of the institution.

P. K. Chaudhuri

Vijaya Chouhan

R. K. Behera

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