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Hindu Girls College, Sonepat, Haryana
Hindu Girls College, Sonepat, Haryana
Sonepat (District Sonepat (Sonipat))
Hindu Girls College, Sonepat Haryana is a recognised institute / college. Hindu Girls College, Sonepat Haryana is managed by Society: The Sonepat Hindu Education and Charitable Society, Sonepat. Hindu Girls College, Sonepat Haryana was established on / in 1982.
Principal of Hindu Girls College, Sonepat Haryana is Dr Lajja Goel (Offg).
Hindu Girls College, Sonepat Haryana is situated in Sonepat of Haryana state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Sonepat comes under Sonepat Tehsil, Sonepat (Sonipat) District.
Fax # of Hindu Girls College, Sonepat Haryana is 0130-2242796.
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Website of Hindu Girls College, Sonepat Haryana is http://www.vidyasonepat.com/.
Contact Details of Hindu Girls College, Sonepat Haryana are : Telephone: +91-130-2247259, 2247248, 2241546
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Hindu Girls College, Sonepat Haryana runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce , Computer Applications , Science, Degree stream(s).
Hindu Girls College is affiliated with Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (Haryana)
Profile of Hindu Girls CollegeThe Sonepat Hindu Education and Charitable Society, Sonepat, was established in the year 1914 by a few businessmen to impart education to the people of Sonepat, a small town and backward area of Punjab in undivided India, with a population not exceeding ten thousand. Shri Shibbamal Agarwal, an industrialist and philanthropist, donated a large piece of land, a building known as Zanana Hospital Female Hospital and a huge amount in cash for the establishment of Shibba Mal Hindu High School. The Society started functioning under the managerial guidance of Shri Panna Lal Agarwal who guided it for over two decades.
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NAAC report of Hindu Girls CollegeSection 1: Preface
The Hindu Girls College, Sonepat, affiliated to Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, covering an area of 9.5 acres was established in the year 1982. The College is run by the Sonepat Hindu Educational & Charitable Society, Sonepat. Besides the college, the management runs 12 other educational institutions, which include 6 schools and 6 colleges. Today the college has 2200 students and runs both PG and UG Programmes, with about 2100 students in 4 UG and about 100 students in 2 PG programmes in Sanskrit and Economics. The college is also offering self-financing courses in Computer Application. The College was recognized by UGC under 2f in June 1990 and is still not included in 12B.
The college has well qualified teaching faculty of 70, including 56 permanent teachers, 11 temporary and two part time. Out of these, 25 old Ph.D. degree, 14 are M.Phil. and the rest are postgraduate. Of the permanent teachers, 46 are ladies and 10 male. There are 28 non-teaching members of the staff. The college has a Central Library, Computer Center, Health Centre, Sports facilities, Canteen, Vehicle parking shed, Grievance redressal cell, Workshops, PCO and hostels where 650 students can be accommodated.
The college volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Bangalore, and submitted a detailed Self Study Report (SSR) to NAAC. A peer team was constituted by the Council to visit the college and validate the SSR. The peer team comprised Prof. L. K. Mangotra, Dean Faculty of Sciences, University of Jammu as Chairperson, and Prof. R. S. Bawa, Registrar Guru Nanak Dev University and Dr. S.K. Dhawan, Joint Director Colleges, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla as the members. Dr. M. S. Shyamasundar was the Co-ordinating Officer for the visit of the team. The team visited the college on 13th and 14th of Feb., 2003.
The peer team carefully perused and analysed the Self Study Report submitted by the Institution. During the institutional visit, the team went through the relevant documents, visited departments and facilities and interacted with various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were visited.
The peer team also interacted with the Governing body, Principal of the College, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumnae of the Institution.
Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria devised by NAAC, the peer team has taken the value judgement. The assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are given as follows:
Section 2: Criterion -wise Analysis:
Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects
As an affiliated College of Maharshi Dayanand University, the college follows the syllabi prescribed by the University for Humanities, Science and Commerce faculties in the annual pattern. The College offers 4 UG programmes & 2 PG Programmes. The courses available are BCCA, B. Com., B. A., B. Sc. and B.Sc. with Computer Application are being run as per U.G.C. scheme. The courses of Computer Applications are under self financing programmes and has generated about Rs. 5.5 lacs. from these courses during 2002.
Being near to Delhi, the College has made attempts to organize interaction with some established industries and other NGOs for creating awareness about industry related problems and about avenues and possibilities regarding student career.
Students have flexibility to pursue study programmes in elective options, with in the subjects being offered by the college.
Regular departmental meetings are held to discuss the problems/queries that arise during the Teacher student interactions. The new ideas generated in the meeting are implemented to bring improvement in teaching methods. Some teachers are members of various Boards of studies in their respective subjects and take active part is designing and revising of syllabus etc. The college has submitted proposal to U.G.C. for starting of Functional English, Functional Hindi and Commercial Arts courses during Xth plan.
The college is trying to meet its objectives by providing good moral and general education and also by offering good academic atmosphere and affords opportunities to all the students to develop and explore their qualities and potential. The college thus is striving to function in a manner so as to achieve its mission, goals and objectives. The college may consider introducing more vocational and job oriented courses. Some P.G. courses may also be started. B.A., B.Sc. students may also be made computer literate.
Criterion II: Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
The students are selected for admission to various courses based on merit and admission policy is in accordance with the University / Haryana Government rules.
The teachers are encouraged to follow the term wise-teaching plan prepared by the respective Head of the department in consultation with the faculty members. Syllabi are unitised according to the teaching schedule and the academic year is split into three terms.
Periodic assessment to evaluate the academic skill of students is made. The students are subjected to regular monthly class tests, December test and term examination. Class tests form an integral part of the evaluation methodology enabling the teachers to assess the students. Brilliant and weak students are given personal guidance by the teachers. Meritorious students get special attention and incentives in the form of books etc.
The students are explained the pattern of examination and method of attempting questions in the very beginning of the session. The final exam is designed and conducted by the affiliating University. The college maintains record of students' performance.
The number of working days for the college is 231 out of which about 181 are teaching days which include the house test days as also the days of college functions. The average teaching workload hours per week is 18 - 20. 96 % classes are taught by the full-time faculty. Ratio of teaching to non-teaching staff is 2:1
Total number of regular faculty members is 56, of which 24 are Ph. D., 12 M. Phil and rest are PGs. There are 11 temporary teachers out of which 1 is Ph.D., and 2 are M. Phil. There are 2 part time teachers also.
The recruitment to various posts is done as per the rules lay down by the Government and the university. The college has freedom and resources to appoint and pay temporary staff. The college encourages its faculty members to attend various seminars, conferences etc. The teachers' fill up their ACR and on the basis of the same their performance is judged. If it is below average or average then the same is conveyed. The good work done by the faculty members is mentioned in college report and magazine. A large number of faculty members have attended refresher/ orientation programmes. The Institution encourages its faculty members to improve their qualifications. As a result, 19 members have completed their doctoral study, two pursued M.Phil, two have registered as research scholar. Two of the faculty members have pursued course in computers while one has completed course in counselling and one has acquired a diploma in German.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The postgraduate students of college are not pursuing any research project. It is heartening that the faculty members are given leave to undertake research programmes and their teaching schedule is accordingly adjusted. In spite of this facility, only 8% teachers are involved in research and these too as part time research scholars. Although there is a substantial number of faculty members having research degree but, there is not much research activity in the college. The college does not have any such expertise, which can be of help to the local industry. The college through its various clubs, NSS and NCC carries out extension activities such a community development, health and hygiene awareness, adult education and literacy, AIDS awareness etc.
The college also organizes medical camps, blood donation camps and environment awareness programmes. The students are awarded participation and merit certificates for taking part in extension activities. The teacher in charge's efforts in this direction are mentioned in the annual report and college magazine. The college also has collaboration with NGOs such as Jan Kalyan Samiti and Bharat Vikas Parishad.
It is commendable that through a number of Societies, Associations and other means the students are made aware of the social and environmental concerns and are also encouraged to participate in various competitions like paper reading contests, debates, declamation and quiz contests. Many students have won positions at inter college (Zonal), University and Inter University level competitions.
Some teachers have submitted research proposals to U.G.C. etc. and one teacher in Chemistry has been recently sanctioned and individual minor research project worth Rs. 40000/- by the U.G.C. Many teachers are interested to pursue research in their own fields of specialization but are looking for more facilities and opportunities.
Although there is a substantial number of faculty members having research degrees but, there is not much research activity in the college. There are no research projects running in the college, neither there is any research committee.
College may provide incentives to teachers by providing facilities and seed money through corpus fund, to initiate research activity in the college, as it would have very positive impact on the academic environment in the Campus.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The campus area of the college is 9.5 acres. In addition to existing spacious building, the college has a plan to meet the need for augmenting the infrastructure to keep pace with the academic growth. The college has a well-equipped hostel with a lodging capacity of 650 students. The hostel has a well-equipped common room, canteen, PCO, bookshop and general store facilities, in addition to extension counter of Canara Bank.
The college maintains its infrastructure by regular supervision of the Principal and Administrative Committees. Beautification of the Campus is also supervised by a Committee of the staff members.
To ensure optimum use of the infrastructure the use of the buildings is also allowed for Distance Education Classes on Sundays and other holidays. The hostel facilities are also made available to B.Ed., MA, Management, Engineering, Pharmacy & outside students.
In addition to a few departmental libraries there is a central library. The college library has 26171 books. Adequate number of books and journals are being acquired annually and being added to the central library. In the last two years college has procured nearly 2700 books worth over Rs. 4.5lacs.
The library functions from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. six days of the week. There is a book bank facility. The functioning of the library is being supervised by an advisory committee.
It is desirable to complete the process of computerization of library.
Reprographic facilities also need to be provided.
The college has three Computer Laboratories with about 60 machines. The college is running courses like B.Sc. Computer Application and B.Com. Computer Application. There is no access to computer for the students belonging to traditional courses. The situation may be remedied by providing some course on basic computer education to all students.
The college has a regular dispensary with availability of a doctor for about two and a half hours daily. The college has liaison with Hindu Charitable Hospital, which is also run by the same management.
The college has adequate sports infrastructure. It gives incentive to its outstanding sportswomen in the form of cash prize and medals. The college yoga team has won state and national awards.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The college consistently maintains good results with a number of ranks in the University examinations. The percentage of students appearing for the qualifying exam after the minimum period of study is 75% with a drop out rate of 10 - 25 %.
144 and 157 students were provided merit, merit-cum-means or SC/BC scholarships during the year 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 respectively. Attractive cash incentives are given to outstanding sports persons in addition to total free ship in college dues, books and hostel. The college, during the year 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 has given fee concession to the tune of Rs. 237945/- and 263355/- respectively to its meritorious and needy students. It is commendable that during last year the college won the state championship and four gold medals in Haryana State and MDU Athletic and Yoga meet. It also won two gold medals and best Yogini award in National Athletic meet and Inter-University Yoga meet. It is worth appreciating that one student won gold medal in Asian Athletic meet 2002 at Colombo. The students of this college have won laurels in academic field by bagging various positions in university examinations.
The college has established alumni association in 2002 and plans to activate and make it functional in future.
The college is providing sufficient opportunities for all round development of personality by making available facilities in extracurricular activities like, indoor games, Nature Club, outdoor games, cultural programmes, Debate Clubs, Quiz activities etc. It is commendable that the college organizes inter-college & intra-college cultural programmes to locate and encourage talent.
The college prospectus is printed every year highlighting the available courses of study, the introduction of the college, the admission schedule, details of fees and funds and scholarships/stipends available.
The students need to be encouraged to participate in various competitive examinations. The college authorities may initiate steps in this direction.
Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The college is being run by the Sonepat Hindu Educational & Charitable Society, Sonepat. The college has an internal co-ordinating and monitoring mechanism.
The staff co-ordination is achieved through staff meetings, annual duties allotments and through notices. Financial matters are taken care of by Bursar and purchase committee. Various committees have been formed for administrative purposes. There is a special committee for preparing the academic calendar. The college has an inbuilt mechanism to check work efficiency of non-teaching staff, through a supervisory team.
The college does not conduct professional development programmes for non-teaching staff. There is no mechanism of internal audit. The staff is recruited on the recommendations of the duly constituted selection committee. The decisions of the selection committees in the last two-year have been approved by the management. The college charges fees and funds as per the direction of the Government and University. The audit report shows healthy situation of finances. The college has various welfare programmes for its employees, viz, loan against provident fund both for teaching and non- teaching employees and full medical treatment. The students are also provided treatment for any ailment/accident during the working hours of the college.
There is a grievance redressal cell in the college. Whenever there is any problem of the staff or student it is resolved by the committee with the help of the Principal and the Management of the College.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
Following healthy practices deserve commendation: -
For smooth and efficient functioning of the academic programmes, the college has formed as many as sixteen academic committees / associations and fifteen administrative committees.
The college has a mechanism for internal academic quality check. In addition to regular monthly class tests, University style December tests are given to maintain academic standard.
The college has introduced self-financing courses of Computer Applications.
The college makes special efforts to encourage sports and cultural activities.
In order to search for talent, a special cultural programme 'Chainika' is organized in the very beginning of the session and the talents so found is groomed through out the session.
Science and Commerce Associations has been formed with active participation of students and are organizing regular academic programmes.
For inculcating civic responsibilities the college has formed ENVICON & cleanliness societies & Nature Clubs.
The college has formed women cell & literacy cell to bring in community orientation' in its activities.
Old books and magazines are put on sale at highly discounted prices.
Books are provided by teachers to the students.
Extension lectures/demonstrations for awareness on mental health are organized.
The college keeps a tab on performance of its teachers and non-teaching staff through ACRs .
The college has established alumni association in 2002 and one meeting of the association has already been held. The college also plans to organize its further activities in future.
Section 3: Overall Analysis:
The college was started as part of Hindu College Sonepat in 1958 and has now grown into an independent, full-fledged Girls College, affiliated to Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak. It is managed by Sonepat Hindu Educational and Charitable Society, which besides managing this college is running 12 other educational and charitable institutes. The college is located in sprawling campus of 9.5 acres, and is housed in a well designed, spacious and well maintained building. Total enrolment of the college is 2200. It has been granted 2f status by UGC since 1990. The college offers degree courses in Science, Arts and Commerce streams. Recently college has introduced B.Sc. Computer Science and BCCA courses. Out of 70 well-qualified and efficient teachers 39 are either Ph.D/ or M.Phil.
The college is doing a great service to the women folk of the area and is contributing in the drive for women literacy and their social upliftment in a very significant manner.
It is because of dedication and constant efforts of the teachers that college has shown very good results in academic.
The special efforts put in by the college to search and groom the talent in sports and cultural activities has resulted in college winning awards and recognition at International, National and Regional level. The system of granting fee concessions and of giving cash prizes and medals to outstanding students in sports and cultural activities is very commendable.
Through the functioning of a large number of academic and administrative committees and by associating students in them, the college has been able to create a very healthy environment and generate excellent rapport and trust between the teacher and the students. The participation of students in these committees and the practice of following dress code and holding morning prayers has made the students confidant and disciplined.
The college has very well stacked library with 26000 volumes. It is well maintained and efficiently managed. It is heartening to note that the computerization of library has started.
The hostels with a capacity to accommodate 650 students are well managed and have all amenities like well furnished kitchen, toilets and common rooms. The availability of store, bookshop and S.T.D. booth in the hostel is commendable.
Schemes like 'Earn while you learn' for the poor and needy students are very appreciable.
The teaching faculty provides remedial academic guidance to the needy students in addition to giving personal attention to advanced learners.
The teachers are encouraged to prepare their teaching plan in the very beginning of the session. The college to adhere to the teaching norm of 180 days including hose test days and the days of students functions.
The college has its own shooting range. This is the only such facility in the area and is being utilized by other institutions also.
The participation of students in Science and Commerce Associations is very commendable and has resulted in the organization of programmes of paper reading, Quiz contests and extension lecturers etc.
The college under takes out reach programmes such as NSS, NCC, Vocational Guidance, Women Cell, Environment Cell and is trying to create environmental awareness, AIDS awareness and sense of cleanliness among the community.
The teachers are encouraged to attend seminars, workshops etc. to up date their knowledge. Some of the teachers of the college are actively engaged in research work, especially in the Department of Sanskrit, English, History and Chemistry.
The Students' Welfare Council organizes various welfare activities. Distribution of 32 cardigans and personal books to needy students in a function is a commendable gesture. The adoption of some students by the teachers and members of Management committee to fully support the expenses on their education is highly appreciable.
The college has initiated steps to start the courses of functional English, functional Hindi and Commercial Arts which would be very useful for the girl students.
Publication of 'Kritika Vibha' a multilingual annual college magazine, covering a wide spectrum of subjects, provides an opportunity for giving expression to the creativity among students.
The college would contribute even more to women education and their social upliftment, if steps were initiated to introduce vocational and socially relevant courses, which have more employability like, Biotechnology, Food Technology and Clinical Nutrition, Journalism and Mass Communication etc.
The college could also take steps to impart computer literacy to maximum number of students of the college belonging to all streams, by running self-supporting classes after the normal working hours of the college. Enough infrastructure and well-qualified staff exist in the Computer Science Department to undertake this activity.
The process of computerization of library, recently initiated, should be further strengthened and should include all aspects of library activity.
Sufficient recent publications and journals in the subjects in which college is running PG courses, need to be acquired by the library.
Access to Internet by all faculty members is the need of the hour. This will meet, to a great extent the requirement of reference material for undertaking research and keeping abreast with the latest developments in their subjects and areas of specialization.
Being in the Industrial Area and in close proximity to Delhi, the college may organize special lectures and interactive sessions with some leaders of Industry, especially to motivate and inspire students of Commerce and Computer stream.
It would be very fruitful to invite eminent and accomplished women, who have excelled in various social, literary and economic fields to interact with and inspire the students of the college.
In order to further generate self-confidence among the students, the college may organize training in self-defence.
Making the office staff Computer literate and computerization of office work, stores etc. will further improve the efficiency.
Special efforts may be made to create a cell for guiding and motivating the students to prepare for various competitive examinations including civil services. Fixed timings for functioning of this cell may be notified.
It is appreciable that college has recently established 'alumnae association' but its activities need to be further enhanced. Special efforts should be made to contact old but professionally successful alumnae for generating more resources and motivating the students.
Some of the computers in the computer centre of the college which are PCs 386 and 486 may be got upgraded / replaced by latest versions to ensure proper computer training to all the students.
Name of the Chairman : Prof. L. K. Mangotra
Name of the Member : Prof. R. S. Bawa
Name of the Member : Dr. S. K. Dhawan
Name of the Head : Mrs. Lajja Goel
Date: February 14, 2003
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