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Jamshedpur Womens College, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
Jamshedpur Womens College, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
Address:Outer Circle Road
Jamshedpur Womens College, Jamshedpur Jharkhand is a recognised institute / college. Jamshedpur Womens College, Jamshedpur Jharkhand was established on / in 1953.
Principal of Jamshedpur Womens College, Jamshedpur Jharkhand is Dr. SHUKLA MAHANTY +91-94311-13335 (nice person).
Jamshedpur Womens College, Jamshedpur Jharkhand is situated in Jamshedpur of Jharkhand state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Jamshedpur Womens College, Jamshedpur Jharkhand is 2220661.
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Website of Jamshedpur Womens College, Jamshedpur Jharkhand is http://www.jsrwomenscollege.ac.in.
Contact Details of Jamshedpur Womens College, Jamshedpur Jharkhand are : Telephone: +91-657-2431805, 0657-2249105, 2233423
website http://www.jsrwomenscollege.org/ (not opening).
CoursesB.A, B.Sc, B.Com, M.A, M.Sc,
B.Sc(Biotechnology), B.Sc(Electronics), B.Sc (Nutrition and Dietetics)
Jamshedpur Womens College, Jamshedpur Jharkhand runs course(s) in Education, Degree stream(s).
Profile of Jamshedpur Womens CollegeCommitted to the cause of Womens education in the newly created state of Jharkhand, Jamshedpur Womens College has come a long and luminous way, starting from its inception in 1953. The vision and dream that its Founder Principal, Mrs. Perin. C. Mehta, had nurtured and worked hard for have been effectively realized in its present manifestation as a prestigious College for women in this region, catering educational, cultural and development services to the women of all categories. Located in an area of a sprawling 5.334 acres of land, the College comprises 5 blocks of buildings housing the faculties of Education, Science, Arts, Commerce, a Library, a couple of Hostels besides the playground and the parking space. The aims and objectives that the College has set for itself and has been pursuing relentlessly against all odds, are basically education, all round development of the student, enhancing their employment potential with special attention to the SC and ST students. Steadily progressing in all spheres the College has now set the target to make its students fully equipped to face the challenges of globalization in all sectors ranging from Computers to Culture. Moreover, to translate its mission to cater for the underprivileged as its honoured social responsibility, the College is very active in Extension activities through its NSS, NCC and Rotract Committees. Also, to help the students imbibe cultural values and creative innovativeness, the College activates fora in Sports and Culture Sections in which the students have brought laurels from different National and International events including the Olympics.In a highly motivated academic environment, offering education in all three Faculties of Science, Commerce and Arts at the undergraduate level, the College also runs Postgraduate Courses in different subjects. Research and quality assessment are the core areas of the Postgraduate teaching, as the College is now taking strides towards networking with different National and International bodies. Underpinning the needs of physical and intellectual development at all levels, the College has implemented several Self-financing and Add-on Courses, relevant to the regional and national needs, to ensure that students get fully versed in the latest Trends, Technologies and Techniques, to galvanize its motto of Women Empowerment . Constantly on toes with participation in International Conferences /Seminars /Projects, as well as in National and State-level ones, engaging in UGC funded research works, publishing in National/International Journals and publications, the dedicated band of teachers is engaged in mechanisms for optimal use of resources and infrastructure available to them to upgrade the standard of teaching . As the horizon of Teaching, Research and Extension are throwing up further dimensions, the College is trying to keep pace overcoming its shortcomings in all sectors. However, the College enjoys a plump position not only in Jamshedpur, but in Ranchi University also by dint of its performance at all levels of education, culture, sports, fine arts, etc. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council has graded it with B++, which happens to be the highest grade in Jharkhand. Yet, the motto of the College is to move ahead still. Teamwork, Transparency and Technology being the three seminal objectives of the Teaching and Non-teaching staff of the College, it is now geared to implement its growth related vision to adopt new innovations in teaching-learning techniques in days to come.
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NAAC report of Jamshedpur Womens CollegeSECTION I : PREFACE
The Jamshedpur Women's College (JWC), Jamshedpur, Jharkhand volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), and accordingly submitted its Self-Study Report (SSR) to the Council. A Peer Team was constituted by the Council to visit the college and validate the SSR. The Peer Team consisting of Prof. K.M.Pathak, Former Vice-Chancellor, Tezpur University, Assam as Chairperson, and Prof Diwakar Pandey, HOD, Mathematics, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut and Sr. Tina Farias, Principal, Loreto College, Kolkata as Member visited the college for two days, 2nd - 3rd October, 2004. The visit was coordinated by Mr. B. R. Manjunath, Academic Consultant, NAAC.
The Jamshedpur Women's College, a constituent college of Ranchi University, covering a total area of 5.334 Acres was established in 1953 by a few dedicated teachers led by a visionary Mrs. Perin C. Mehta, with just half a dozen students. The college has had a checkered history and has grown to its present status with committed efforts of successive Principals, devoted teachers, students and well-wishers, remaining true to its motto 'We shall find a way or we shall make one'. Today, it stands with 3642 students, including 3487 in under-graduate courses and 155 in post-graduate courses.
The college offers 20 under-graduate programmes in all, 14 in Arts, 01 in Commerce and 05 in Science. The under-graduate programmes are available in both 'Pass' and 'Hons' categories. There are 07 post-graduate programmes, in Economics, English, Hindi, History, Sanskrit, Political Science and Zoology. There is also a UGC sponsored Vocational Course in 'Environment and Water Management' on self-financing basis with 30 students. The institution got the UGC recognition u/s 2f on 08.07.1991.
The college has a well-qualified teaching faculty of a 57 members, including 43 permanent teachers and 14 part-timers. There are 63 members on the non-teaching staff, including 36 administrative and 27 technical staff. The college has a central library, computer center, and sports facilities, hostel, canteen, vehicle parking shed and a student stores.
The temporal plan of academic work in the college is annual system. The 'unit cost' of education in the college is Rs. 5,975/-, with salary component included, and Rs. 771.94, without. The average success rate for both under-graduate and post-graduate courses ranges from 80% - 100%, with occasional ranks in university examinations.
The Peer Team carefully perused and analyzed the SSR submitted by the college. During the institutional visit, the Team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments and the facilities, and interacted with the various constituents of the college. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were visited. The Team also interacted at length with the Principal, Faculty members, Students, Non-teaching staff, Parents and Alumni of the college. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by the NAAC, the Peer Team has assessed the college. The assessment of the college under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as recommendations for further improvement are presented in the following pages
SECTION II: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION 1: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
As a constituent college of the Ranchi University, the college follows the syllabi prescribed by the university for the Humanities, Science and Commerce faculties, both at under-graduate and post-graduate levels in the non-semester (annual) pattern. The college offers 20 under-graduate programmes, 07 post-graduate programmes and 01 self-financing vocational course. Almost all the programmes are of conventional in nature as the college is the constituent college of the university.
To introduce a new programme within the regulations of the present university system, the college takes about one year. The college has taken the initiative to submit proposals for Nursing, Clinical Pathology, Certificate course in electronics, post-graduate course in Psychology and B.Ed. Programme. The Team is pleased to learn from the Principal that the NCTE has accorded approval for starting the B.Ed. programme. The college may consider starting some more relevant and need-based certificate courses to augment the employment potential of the students.
There is no representation of teachers of the college in academic bodies of the university. The senior teachers of the college need to be on the respective Boards of Studies of the University to play a role in updating the syllabi making them more relevant to the society and industry. The parent university may consider enabling steps in this regard.
The college exploits the locational advantage of being in the Steel City through establishing college-industry neighborhood networking. The linkage is used for organizing field visits, demonstrations, on the job training of students and sports training.
Seminar and workshops are conducted to bring in expertise of academic peers. Guest speakers are also drawn from the industry. Empowerment of women has been the main goal of the college since inception. The programmes are generally in conformity with the mission, goals and objectives of the institutions.
CRITERION 2: TEACHING - LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Admission to various courses of study is in accordance with the reservation policy of the Government of Jharkhand. The college makes committed efforts to improve the higher education facilities in the region.
Remedial coaching is organized for the academically weak on an informal basis. The college may consider tutor-based system with each teacher assigned a certain number of students to effectively monitor their academic progress as well as to help in solving personal difficulties in times of need. Such a measure would also help in strengthening interpersonal relationships between the teacher and the taught.
At the beginning of each academic year, a teaching plan is drawn up by a senior staff of each department. The syllabi are unitized according to the annual system of teaching. Tests and model exams are conducted accordingly. Apart from regular classroom teaching, seminars and study tours are conducted to motivate students. In science subjects and in post-graduate courses, students are required to do project work as part of their course requirement. In 'Environment and Water Management', a project on 'water-scarcity zones of Jamshedpur' is underway.
The use of OHP and models supplements classroom teaching in a few departments. There is a need to develop a centralized audio-visual facility for easy access of equipment to faculty for use in the classroom and to develop their own teaching aid. Students are encouraged to take part in inter-collegiate seminars, quiz and cultural competitions. The activities of many departments provide ample scope for co-curricular and extra-curricular learning.
The college does a periodic assessment to evaluate the students. The final exam is designed and conducted by Ranchi University.
During the last academic year (2003-2004), the number of teaching days and working days in the college were 198 and 243 respectively. Of a total of 57 teachers, 43 are 'permanent' and 14, part-timers. It is a matter of deep concern to note that the part-time teachers are not paid any salary. Immediate remedial measures are necessary from the authorities to set right this anomaly.
Teachers are recruited by the university on recommendation of State Service Commission. As the State of Jharkhand came into being only in the year 2000, there has been no recruitment of teachers by the Government so far. However, it is heartening to learn from the State Government authorities that steps are underway to fill the teaching vacancies very soon.
The college encourages teachers to avail of the FIP of UGC and minor research project, and to participate in National/ International Seminars apart from the mandatory refresher/orientation courses.
Self-appraisal reports of the teachers are evaluated by the university.
The college has recently celebrated its Golden Jubilee. A documentary film tracing 50 years of history of the college was brought out on the occasion. Faculty members who had served in the college many years were given due recognition during the celebrations.
CRITERION 3: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
There are 28 teachers with Ph.D.. A few of them are recognized research guides and have guided/are guiding research scholars for their doctoral degree. There are 4 ongoing projects funded by UGC. Quite a few teachers have authored books and have a number of research publications to their credit. Departments of English, Psychology, Hindi, Botany, Zoology and Physics deserve special mention in this context.
There is no consultancy. But several teachers have given radio talks and programmes. Competent teachers and departments need to be encouraged to offer consultancy. This exposure will not only enrich their faculty but also be of immense help to the students.
The NCC is very active in the college. However, the appointment of a full-fledged NCC Officer will promote the activities of the NCC further.
The NSS organizes camps and activities like Blood Donation Camps, Awareness Programmes on Population Explosion, AIDS, and Environment. There is scope for further utilization of student potential for extension activities and outreach programmes especially in the field of woman empowerment.
CRITERION 4: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
During the past 50 years, the college has expanded its infrastructure facilities in the form of storeyed building, laboratories, library and hostel block.
The college is situated in a campus of 5.334 acres. The annual maintenance is through college fund and Government assistance.
There is a spacious well-stocked central library on the campus. There are 35652 volumes in the library. Since the college conducts post-graduate programmes more new books and journals need to be added and library fully computerized at the earliest. There is a Book -Bank facility in the library. There is one computer in the library. However, it may be noted that for a college with more than 50 years of academic standing, there is wide scope for improving the library facilities in all respects.
The computer center in the college needs to be expanded and utilized fully. Internet facilities may be provided at the library so as to give the faculty and post-graduate students easy access to net browsing.
The college has physical education facilities for Kabaddi, Kho-kho, Volley-ball, Archery, and in the common room for Carom, Chess, Table-Tennis, etc.. The college uses facilities at J.R.D. Sports Complex for advanced training.
The college has a hostel, started recently, with a capacity of 49 students.
CRITERION 5: STUDENTS SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The college consistently maintains very good results including a number of ranks in the university examinations. Financial aid is provided to students from reserved categories and also physically challenged students. There is provision for merit scholarship, sports scholarship, freeship, etc. for deserving students. The college has potential to involve industrial leaders in a big way to enlist fund and allied support for developmental purposes.
The achievements in sports and cultural arena are truly impressive. Not only that students have consistently been winning medals and accolades in various competitions, a student of the college took part in the archery event at the recently held Athens Olympics. Achievements of the college in Boxing and Archery are particularly noteworthy. Sports achievers are motivated with freeship, sports material, cash incentives, etc.. The college has won university blues for last two years consecutively. The Ranchi University Youth Festival - 2003 was hosted by the college and a souvenir released on the occasion.
At the instance of Psychology department academic counseling, career and placement guidance are offered. Last year a booklet on 'Stress and behavior' was published by the department.
The college brings out an annual magazine 'Sakalya' where teachers and students find avenue to express their creative talent. The college brought out souvenirs to mark the Silver Jubilee and Golden Jubilee. Recently the college organized an education fair in which representatives from 24 placement organizations took part.
The college publishes its prospectus annually. It contains details about the courses and facilities available and rules & regulations.
There is an Alumni Association in the college, formed recently. Several alumni are employed in the college and near by areas. The Alumni Association may be motivated to mobilize resources for the benefit of the college and the students. Systematic documentation of the progression of students to higher studies/employment would serve the cause of the college better.
CRITERION 6: ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
Being a constituent college, the college administration is as per the directions of the university. Internal co-coordinating and monitoring is done by the Principal with the help of College Council comprising departmental heads. Staff members are divided into small committees and put in charge of various responsibilities pertaining to the day-to-day functioning of the college.
The fee structure for various courses is as per university rules. There is fee concession for reserved students as per Government norms. The annual budget is prepared by the college and submitted to the university which forwards the same to the Government for approval and release of funds. There is no provision for internal auditing. The audit is done by University/Government auditors.
The welfare programmes available in the college include General Insurance, P.F., Employee Welfare Fund and job on compassionate ground. The loan facilities are as per University/Government norms.
There is a grievance redressal mechanism in the college. The student grievances are communicated through complaint/suggestion box which are looked into by the concerned committee.
A concerted effort from all authorities concerned is essential to redress service grievances of teachers. Such an effort would go a long way in furthering teacher commitment to the profession and bear a salutary impact on quality of teaching-learning in the institution.
CRITERION 7: HEALTHY PRACTICES
The following are some of the healthy practices noted by the Peer Team.
The College is sensitive to the financially challenged students. Teachers themselves help through sponsoring such students.
An 'Education Fete' was organized to generate awareness of career opportunities and to help students with placements.
Teachers conduct extra classes for students in need of academic help.
The college encourages students to participate in intercollegiate and University activities to ensure that they keep pace with their peers academically and in extra-curricular activities.
Value-based education is sought to be imparted through NCC and NSS. Students learn the importance of team work, cooperation, tolerance and equality.
Traditional values are inculcated in the students through seminars and celebration of anniversaries of great Indian personalities.
SECTION III: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The college, being a constituent college under the Ranchi University, functions in accordance with the norms set by the university regarding admission, syllabi and conduct of examinations. A varied subject combination is offered in academic programmes. The college also conducts post-graduate programmes.
The Peer Team, after perusal in depth the SSR and assessing the college from its visit feels that sincere efforts are being made by the institution to translate its vision and mission into academic realities in the midst of several constraints.
The Peer Team would like to commend the institution on the following aspects.
Inspiring leadership, dedicated teachers and healthy human relationships resulting in efficient teamwork.
The institution gives due importance to maintaining traditional ethics and values as well as modernity to move ahead.
Strict implementation of academic calendar, discipline and work-culture.
Provision of extra classes to help students for coping up.
Steps to promote students' participation in extension activities, social outreach, and achievements of the students in sports and games at national/international level.
Selection of a student in archery for Olympic games is highly commendable.
Some faculty members are also carrying on UGC funded research projects. Some of the teachers have research publications in journals of repute.
Introduction of a Self-financing 3-year vocational degree course on 'Environment and Water Management'.
Efforts of the college for starting B.Ed. course and also Diploma course in Nursing, Clinical Pathology as well as Certificate course in Electronics are laudable.
The college library is reasonably well equipped with a good collection of books and journals. There is a Book-Bank facility for the needy students.
The Placement Cell provides career guidance and placement facilities to both UG and PG students.
Appreciable progression of a large number of the alumni of the college in their career.
While appreciating the efforts of the college for all-round progress, the Peer Team would like to place the following recommendations for consideration of authorities in the interest of providing quality education.
Though there is ample evidence of the all-out effort being made to transform the college into a top grade institution, the need for a Principal exclusively for this college to devote undivided attention to the task cannot be overemphasized.
There is a need for filling the teaching vacancies on a priority basis.
The college has taken initiatives to bring in a number of certificate and other courses. Prompt follow-up action from all concerned is necessary in this regard.
Several teachers in the college have research orientation. Efforts need to be made to create opportunities for them to utilize their research competencies. Ways and means need to be found to facilitate talented teachers to take part in academic activities at National/International level.
University authorities may consider tapping the potential of college teachers in matters of designing/updating curriculum through making a provision for them to be on Boards of Studies.
There is a need for overcoming infrastructure bottlenecks that pose a hindrance to overall academic ambience on the campus. Again, the initiatives already taken in this direction need to be effectively followed up.
Construction of an auditorium is a felt need.
Library expansion, both in terms of space and number of titles, may be considered.
Study tours in all subjects, steps to raise I.T. awareness and a short-term course to make the entire campus computer literate may be considered.
Alumni Association may be strengthened so that their contribution for development of the college becomes substantive.
The Peer Team sincerely acknowledges the cooperation received from the Principal, Faculty Members, Staff, Students, Parents and Alumni during this exercise of assessment. The Team sincerely hopes that the college will be able to realize its academic mission fully in near future.
Prof. K.M.Pathak (Chairperson)
Prof. Diwakar Pandey (Member)
Sr. Tina Farias (Member)
( Dr. Shukla Mahanty )
Jamshedpur Women's College
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