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FC College for Women, Hisar, Haryana
FC College for Women, Hisar, Haryana
Hisar (District Hisar)
FC College for Women, Hisar Haryana is a recognised institute / college. FC College for Women, Hisar Haryana is also known as Fateh Chand College for Women, Hisar.
Principal of FC College for Women, Hisar Haryana is Ram Kumar Rawalwasia.
FC College for Women, Hisar Haryana is situated in Hisar of Haryana state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Hisar comes under Hisar Tehsil, Hisar District.
Fax # of FC College for Women, Hisar Haryana is +91-1662-0271634.
Website of FC College for Women, Hisar Haryana is http://fcchisar.org/.
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Contact Details of FC College for Women, Hisar Haryana are : Telephone: +91-1662-234682, 271634
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FC College for Women, Hisar Haryana runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
FC College for Women is affiliated with Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (Haryana)
Profile of FC College for WomenThe college is situated in the heart of the city. The building has three blocks Arts block, Science block and Commerce block, surrounded by spacious lawns and extensive playgrounds. The building includes two hostels to provide accommodation to students as well as staff with a separate residence for the principal. It is complete with a Library building, multi-purpose hall, common room, canteen , a tuck shop and visitors a room. A new building of 12 rooms was added in 2004.A new building of 12 rooms was added in 2005. The college originally affiliated to Punjab University is now affiliated to Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. At present there are 1800 students studying in the college.
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NAAC report of Fateh Chand College for WomenSection 1: Preface
Fateh Chand College for Women was established in the year 1935 at Lahore. The College was established by a philanthropist, Rai Fateh Chand. He realized that for the awakening of the society it was necessary to educate and enlighten the women of the country. In fact this is heartening to note that during those days when the colleges were being established by different religious sections, castes and other regional groups, this college adopted a policy of equal treatment of everybody and it is a secular institution that is why it attracted the help of many important citizens directly or indirectly.
Although at the initial stage the college was well looked-after financially and academically, at the time of partition it was closed due to the political reasons and its entity went into history. Eventually some of the students and relations of Rai Fateh Chand who belonged to Hisar realized that the legacy of the institution like F. C. College should not remain confined to pages of history. Due to their efforts this college was re-established in the year 1954 at Hisar, which was then backward part of the undivided Punjab of the independent India.
This multi-faculty college offers courses in Arts, Science and Commerce. New courses have been introduced from time to time keeping in view the needs of the society from time to time. The hallmark of this institution has been the right combination of value education and development of overall personality of the students through academic, cultural and sports activities.
The college endeavors to promote cultural facilities and to strengthen them by linking with the society. Nationalism and patriotism are also imbibed in the system in view of its glorious historical past and the spirit of its founders.
The college is situated in the heart of the city in a land measuring eight acres. Due to its location it is very convenient for the parents to send their daughters fearlessly to the campus. Besides the various teaching departments and administrative blocks there are play-grounds, hostel, auditorium with adjoining common room, staff quarters for unmarried teachers and servants quarters apart from the Principal's residence.
This is the first college in the entire state of Haryana to offer itself for Assessment and Accreditation by NAAC.
It is also worthwhile to mention that the college is looked after by a highly capable and dedicated Board of Management. The emotional attachment of the teachers, students, administrative and other staff of the college is appreciable. Everybody talks very high of the institution and feels his/her responsibility towards it, which ensures a very congenial and family type atmosphere.
Fateh Chand College for women volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted its self-study report. A peer team was constituted by the council to visit the institution and validate the self-study report. The peer team consisting Prof. Vinod P. Saxena, Former Vice-Chancellor of Jiwaji University, Gwalior as Chairman and Dr. Arvind Mohan, Director, Development and Planning & Director, College Development Council, Lucknow University and Dr. Rita Bawa, Principal, Kanya Maha Vidyalay, Jalandhar as Members visited the institution for three days during May 20-22,2002 with Dr. M.S. Shyamasundar, Assistant Adviser, NAAC functioning as the Coordinating Officer.
The peer team examined in detail the performance of the institution, its infrastructure, curricular and co-curricular programmmes, and other relevant aspects of its functioning. The peer team also held discussions with the members of the faculty, the present students, alumni, parents and non-teaching staff in addition to the Principal and members of the Managing Council, to get a holistic perspective of the functioning of the College. The following report is based on the academic interaction worked out by the Peer Team.
Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
At present the college has only under-graduate classes in the faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce. In arts, Faculty there are Departments of English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Economics History, Philosophy, Defense Studies, Political Science and Commercial Art. While in the Science Faculty, there are Departments of, Mathematics, Home Science, Botany, Zoology, Physics and Chemistry. Commerce is a new department, with temporary teaching faculty at present. This department will be the first to introduce masters programme. Besides this there is NCC Wing. NSS Unit, Women Cell and Women's Grievances Cell. Almost all the Departments have limited faculty due to government ban on fresh appointments, but they are working hard to meet out the academic requirements get the results and they are successful in their endeavour.
The College provides coaching to the candidates who are appearing in professional entrance exams like B.Ed., M.B.A. & Law. The Board members and alumni are keen to support the any new programme which may provide jobs and self-employment opportunities to the girls of the area.
The College has 20 Departments. It has a total enrolment of over 1341 students. The college provides under graduate courses to the students. In line with the policy of Kurukshetra University, the college offers vertical mobility. Teachers of the college often participate in the Board of studies of the University.
The Curriculum is generally reviewed and updated every three years. The faculty members have the freedom of contributing to the updating of the content and syllabi, as and when necessary, through the Board of studies of the Kurukshetra University. Two vocational subjects Functional English and Commrcial Arts, which are career oriented were started and are being conducted very successfully. Functional English lab and Commercial Arts lab have good infrastructure. In view of the needs of Fateh Chand College the authorities should think of introducing some more programs of socio-economic relevance. Several self-financing programs of local and national relevance can be introduced. This will not only generate resources for the institution but will also raise the employability of the students. In course design or syllabi revision industry should also be involved. The college has contacts with Haryana Agriculture University, Guru Jambheshwar University and some Industries. However, linkages with other Universities of the Country and the leading institutions of the area should also be encouraged.
Criterion II: Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
Teaching, learning and evaluation are carried out well. They follow the annual system of examination, as laid down by the University. The students at the under-graduate level are admitted on the basis of merit. There are a few students from other States also. The total number of students during the academic session 2001-2002 was 1341. Most of the girls in the college are from the adjoining rural area.
As far as the teaching faculty is concerned there are 30 permanent teachers, eight temporary teachers and two part time teachers. The student-teacher ratio in the college is 45:1. However, the teachers of the college are committed to their profession. Twelve teachers hold Ph.D. degree, and two have submitted Ph.D. Thesis, seven are M.Phil degree holders i.e. Thirty percent of the teachers have Ph.D. Degree. Over fifty percent of the teachers have PG as their highest qualification. However, focus on national and international seminars will lead to better exposure and enhance the quality of teaching, this should be encouraged.
The Science Laboratories have the good basic equipment for the students. The labs are clean and well-maintained. The Home Science laboratories are well-equipped and have latest gadgets and kitchen-wares to train the students. The Department is very active and innovative.
The admission is based on merit. There is a common Library and methods like field visits and tours, special guidance and special help etc. are used.
Kurukshetra University, to which the college is affiliated, is following a system of annual examination. The introduction of Unit system of evaluation has been a major innovation in the direction of achieving the evaluation objectives. The Unit wise plan of the syllabi is demarcated in the beginning of the session. Test / house test are conducted to check the progress, this helps in mid course correction. Report cards of the house tests are sent to the parents to keep them aware about the progress of the students. 75 % percent of the attendance is compulsory.
Teachers are recruited through a properly constituted selection committee as per UGC/University/HEC guidelines. No permanent teacher has been appointed during last two years because of the Govt. time. 20% of the teachers are temporary and 5% are part time. Self-appraisal methods are also used for teachers. Teachers are required to submit annual confidential reports. These are actually used for improvement in quality of teaching. However, there is need for adequate emphasis on faculty development programs, during last three years seventeen teachers participated in faculty development programmes.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy & Extension
The college should insist on research work. At present the College provides leave for research activities and this is the only research related support provided by the college. Some of the teachers pursue their research work and publish papers. The Mathematics Department is one such example. There are only two teachers, but they have 13 publications. In languages also, the teachers are interested in research and some research activities is taking place.
The College has a designated person as in-charge of extension activities, these include Social Service, Adult Education, Awareness Programs, Health and hygiene awareness, Community development, Environment awareness, AIDS awareness, Medical camps and Blood Donation, Celebrations etc. NSS is also active.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The campus is built on 8 acres of land and is well maintained. The infrastructure is being used well. However, there is scope for further optimization. Eco-friendly steps are taken for healthy environment. Sanitation and cleanliness needs are also taken care of. The college has in house facility of electricity backup in the form of two fifty KW Generators. The college also has water coolers fitted with water filters and purifiers.
The College Library has 28000 books. It is housed in a well equip building and the holdings are computerized. Around 500 books on careers are available in the career corner of the library. Latest information regarding careers is displayed on the notice board. Free Internet facility is available to the members. The college has its own Website. Library is well equipped. It has an Audio-Video section, Language lab and Seminar room. It has recently acquired bar code facility and further modernization is in progress. The entire Library is excellently organized and is unique in the region.
The college has labs for Food and Nutrition, Clothing & Textiles, Home Management, Commercial Arts, Defense Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany.
The computer lab is equipped with fourteen computers, three printers and one CVT. Short term courses are organized for residents and staff. Educational CD's and audio visual aids are available in the computer lab. Besides the computer lab, college has around twenty-one computers in the departments and the administrative office. Teaching Defence studies is a strong feature this is needed for every citizen, but in a women's College this is a commendable initiative. They have a shooting range in the premises. Music learning gives outlet to the students and channelises their energy, this helps in developing their personality. The efforts of the college in this direction are commendable and participation of girls in music oriented activities is large.
There are Sports facility for a number of games like Hockey, Badminton,
Volley Ball, Basket Ball, Hand Ball, Table Tennis, Judo etc. The sports ground is well developed. Students who are proficient in sports are provided incentive.
The college has 230 seated girls hostel Looking at the admission capacity, this appears to be a reasonable facility available to the students. It is equipped with generator, gas geysers, solar water heating systems and water coolers with Acquaguard. Also, Quality food is provided at low cost. Respect for labour amongst resident students is both inculcated and encouraged.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The college regularly publishes student magazines and news bulletin. The main magazine is titled as 'ANSHUL'. The level and quality of publication is good. The institute organizes national level events in Hindi with several features and invites several eminent writers, poets and philosophers.
The college organizes convocation and prize distribution functions. College has an 'Alumni Association', which takes interest in development of the college. It also provides incentives and scholarships to a good number of girls.
There is a grievances cell and the 'Mahila Prakoshth', They take care of the individual problems of the students. The Prakoshth works towards enabling the students to create and establish their own identity. Special emphasis is given on promotion of values and morals which is a dire need of the modern society.
The students are informed about rules and regulations governing admission and about the facilities available through prospectus. Recourse to advertisements is also taken for wide publicity. There is a duly constituted alumni association. Variety of Financial Aid are available to needy students. During last two years around 350 students benefited by these various scholarships and stipends.
The library does have a career corner and career related information is displayed on the notice board. However, the college does not provide career counselling in a professional way. Personal counselling is being done by the teachers to solve the problems of students. Students also get adequate emotional and professional support from teachers. The College may also set up "placement cell" which should be placed in the charge of a regular teacher.
Criterion VI: Organisation and Management.
The college has a Board of Management. The President and the members take keen interest in the affairs of the college. One of the members has given substantial financial support to develop Commerce Department and continues to explore similar support from other sources. The Principal takes keen interest in all the matters of the college, from teaching to individual problems of the students. Each and every section of the college is personally looked after by the board of management and the Principal. There are separate administrative and accounts section.
The overall management is vibrant and responsive. The academic session is quite regular. There is significant focus on 75% attendance during the academic session. Reservation policy of the government is adhered to. The institution maintains confidential reports of the teachers and administrative staff. Computer training program for the teaching and non-teaching staff was conducted last year. Appointment of teachers is done strictly on the basis of UGC / University guidelines. Teachers are encouraged to attend refresher courses and orientation programmers.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The College has a good number of Healthy practices. A few practices which are worth mentioning under this parameter are recorded below:
Philanthropists play important role in management and financing of the college.
Around 140 scholarships are being provided by the Alumni Association.
Relationship between management and the institution is parent like. Their concern about poor students is appreciable, the students are disciplined.
Staff is contented and hard working.
Relationship between staff and principal is cordial.
Library has good book bank facility.
Value education is emphasized.
Parents and citizenry of Hisar show involvement with the college.
The College has a good mix of tradition and modernity.
Defense studies department for girls is appreciable.
The college has a career corner and nine subjects societies.
Section 3: Overall Analysis
For assuring the quality of teaching and research programmes, the College may wish to consider the following:
Bridge and Remedial courses may be started for academically disadvantaged students and enrichment courses for brilliant students.
Teachers may be encouraged to participate in National and International seminars and conferences. Also the college may organize seminars in different subjects. Opportunities for professional development of teachers could be improved. College may organize orientation programmes on research methodology and preparing research proposals for the members of the faculty.
The College may develop a 'Local Area Network' connecting all the computers in the campus. This would ensure internet access to teachers and students on all the computers in the college at no extra recurring cost.
College may find alternative ways of resource generation.
Health club including a gym may be set up. This may also be used to generate additional resources.
Short term certificate courses in therapeutic nutrition may be started. This may be kept open even for the general public. Similar programmes on etiquette and table manners may be started.
A professional career counseling group may be invited to counsel the students. The group may also be required to provide computerized data base on careers.
Commerce department may be provided with a few permanent teachers.
Sports facilities may be made available at different time slots, so that they can be used by day scholars as well.
Aptitude for sports may be developed and encouraged.
Folk culture section may be set up.
The library may subscribe a few journals to help the teachers to get abreast with the latest knowledge.
Alumni association may be strengthened and may act as an advisory body. A directory of alumni may be developed.
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