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MLB Girls College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
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Polytechnic Square
Bhopal (District Bhopal)
Madhya Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 462002


MLB Girls College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Govt. MLB Girls College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is also known as Government Maharani Laxmi Bai Girls Post Graduate (Autonomous) College, Bhopal. MLB Girls College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh was established on / in 1957.


Principal of MLB Girls College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is DR. (MRS.) MANJULA SHARMA (Mobile 9425019902), Dr.Alka Shukla (Mobile 9300050744).

MLB Girls College is situated in Bhopal of Madhya Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Bhopal comes under Bhopal Tehsil, Bhopal District.

Fax # of MLB Girls College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is +91-755-2661783.

Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of MLB Girls College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is (are) : 0755-2576493.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at MLB Girls College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh are Principal 98260-55405.

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MLB Girls College, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
BA: Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Eng., Urdu, Sanskrit, Pol.Sc., Socio,. Eco., History, Geography, Music, Dance, Home Sc. Psychology, Drawing & Painting, Philosophy.

B.Sc: Phy., Chem., Maths, Zool., Botony, FC, Stat., Industrial Chemistry.

BH.Sc

B.Com: Hindi, Eng., Urdu, Persian, Music, Drawing & Painting, Eco., Socio., Pol.Sc., History, Geography, Psychology.

M.Sc: Phy., Chem., Maths, Zoology, Botony.
M.H.Sc
M.Com
B.Sc: Electronics, Industrial Microbiology,BioTechnology

Approval details: MLB Girls College is affiliated with Barkatullah University, Bhopal

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Arabic, Persian, Hindi, English, Urdu,
Sanskrit, PolSc, Sociology, Economics,
History, Geography, Music, Dance, HomeSc,
Psychology, Drawing & Painting, Philosophy.
Physics, Chem, Maths, Zool, Bot, FC, Stats,
Industrial Chemistry.
All Compulsory Papers
Hindi, English, Urdu, Persian, Music, Drawing
& Painting, Economics, Sociology, PolSc,
History, Geography, Psychology, Social Work
Phy, Chem, Maths, Zool, Bot, MicroBio,

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NAAC report of Government Maharani Laxmi Bai Girls Post Graduate (Autonomous) College

Section : 1. Preamble
Govt. Maharani Laxmi Bai Girls' P.G. College, Bhopal, a women's college affiliated to Barkatullah University, was originally established as an intermediate college in 1956. It is now a Postgraduate College and the affiliating university conferred autonomous status to it in 1995, with the approval of the State Government and the U.G.C. The college is situated in the old city area of Budhwar of Bhopal, and has its own campus and building spread over 12.5 acres of land. The college was established, and promoted by the State Government. It is mainly funded by the State Government and also by the Jana Bhagidhari Samiti. The college is recognized under the UGC Sections 2f and 12B in 1961 and receives the UGC general development assistance, besides the autonomy grants.

Situated in the urban area of Bhopal with the objective of providing access to higher education to the women, the college caters mostly to day-scholars from the locality. There are hostel facilities on the campus with accommodation capacity of 85 students. At present there are total 2542 students enrolled in various courses of the college, of which only 15 have come from other states of the country. Out of the total students enrolled, 1935 students are in the undergraduate courses, 594 are in postgraduate degree courses and 13 are in postgraduate diploma course. The number of Ph.D. students is 52.

The college offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. programmes in four faculties of Arts, Science, Commerce and Home Science. There are 23 subject departments comprising 6 departments under the Science Faculty, 15 departments under the Arts Faculty, and one department each under the Commerce and Home Science Faculties. The number of departments offering Ph.D. programme is 14. The college offers total 44 programmes of which 10 are undergraduate, 20 are postgraduate, 12 are Ph.D. and 2 are diploma programmes. The programmes on B.Com Computer Applications, B.Sc. Computer Applications and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) are self-financing courses. The college offers certificate courses in GIS, Graphics, Cartiography. There are 112 permanent and 5 temporary teachers. Out of the total 117 teachers, 97 are women. The student teacher ratio is 22:1 and teaching and non-teaching staff ratio is 1.7:1. The number of administrative staff is 35 and technical staff is 34.

The college, desiring the assessment and accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) submitted its Self Study Report to the NAAC. A Peer Team comprising Prof. (Mrs.) Geervani, as the Chairperson and Dr. Sutanu Bhattacharya, as the Member, and Principal Dr. R.T. Sane as the Member Convenor visited the college during 27 - 28 January, 2004. The Team has closely interacted with the college Management, Principal, Faculties of all the Departments, Students, Staff and visited the facilities, such as library, laboratory, hostels and other support services on the campus. The criterion-wise observations of the Team are as follows.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion 1. Curricular Aspects
Under the Science Faculty the college offers undergraduate courses in four optional groups having three subjects each, and postgraduate courses in five subjects. The Arts Faculty offers three optional groups for the undergraduate programmes and postgraduate courses in 12 subjects. The Commerce Faculty offers B.Com course in two optional groups - Accountancy and Computer Applications, and M.Com. in Accountancy only. The Home Science Faculty runs the B.Sc. in Home Science and the postgraduate programmes in two subjects and also General Home Science as a subject for B.A. There are also two diploma programmes and elective options in some of the postgraduate courses.

The courses in the Arts and Science Faculties are mostly on the traditional subjects. The Science Faculty offers Industrial Chemistry as an optional subject, which has a specific career orientation. In the Arts Faculty, emphasis is given on languages. There are four languages offered at the postgraduate level, which are English, Hindi, Urdu and Persian. At the undergraduate level, there are further two languages offered, which are Arabic and Sanskrit. There are also subjects of performing arts and fine arts, which include dance, vocal and instrumental music, and visual arts. The Commerce and Home Science faculties have introduced a few career-oriented courses as well as some elements of career orientation in their programmes. The college has made some efforts to introduce new courses. During the last two years, the PGDCA course was introduced and now introduction of a diploma course on Child Rearing and Child Development under the Psychology department is under consideration. The college may also consider introducing non-conventional and indigenous job-oriented courses having local relevance and importance as short-term certificate courses.

As an autonomous college, the college has the freedom to design and upgrade the curricula and introduce new courses. There is a system of reviewing and updating the curricula of each subject every year by the Academic Council of the college. However, till date the college has been able to upgrade its curricula, following the UGC prescribed model, only for the first year of the undergraduate courses. The curricula of the second and third years of the undergraduate courses, and the curricula of the postgraduate courses are yet to be upgraded, which the college plans to complete in coming years.

There is a mechanism for formulating the contents of curricula with the help of Board of Studies, Expert Committees and national curricular sources. The college may also refer to the curricula of reputed national and international universities and institutes, which are available at the Internet. In spite of its autonomy, the college takes one to two years to introduce a new course after conceptualizing it. The reasons for such delay may be looked into, as it defeats one of the most important purposes of an autonomous college. Besides the formal system of Board of Studies and Academic Council for review of the curricula, the college may also motivate and invite the concerned teachers to make concrete suggestions in writing in this respect. The practical and fieldwork components of the curricula vary from 25 to 33 percent depending upon the subject. At the postgraduate level, project work has been kept, but the dissertation is kept as an option. Dissertation may be made compulsory at all the postgraduate courses.

While the traditional subjects have standardized syllabi followed by most of the institutions, an autonomous college has immense scope to reflect its mission and goal by suitably designing their curricula. At present the college has been working with clear objectives and purpose to achieve its goals through co-curricular and other activities. The college may also include modules of compulsory general education and training in every course curricula. The college is yet to formulate modular curricula or inter-disciplinary programmes. 'Modular cafeteria approach' and credit-based curricula are now being emphasized in the context of globalised higher education. To reap the benefit of autonomy, the college may give priority to plan and design its course curricula so as to make the courses more effective and compatible to the emerging needs.

Criterion II. Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
Admission to various courses are made in accordance with the polices of the Barkatullah University, Bhopal and Madhya Pradesh government. The students are selected to various courses based on marks secured in qualifying examinations. The college follows the statutory reservation policies.

Remedial coaching classes for SC / ST students are conducted at different UG levels. The response from the students for remedial courses conducted by the college is good.

The advanced learners are encouraged to improve their knowledge through participation in seminars, workshops and conferences.

The computer and internet facilities are limited considering the number of students, staff and the courses conducted by the college.

Teachers make a teaching plan at the beginning of the academic year and the plan is executed over the year to cover the curriculum effectively.

The college encourages teachers to use complimentary methods in class room teaching.

The college recruits teachers through the State Government.

Teachers submit self appraisal report in the proforma given to them by the Principal.

Teachers are encouraged to pursue research work, participate in seminars, work-shops, conferences and refresher courses.

Teachers are generally aware of the availability of funding resources for research activities.

Sixteen teachers were resource persons, 20 teachers availed of the faculty development programme and three teachers have gone on study leave in the last two years. Teachers have attended seminars, conferences this year. Forty teachers have attended training programmes.

The college does not follow the practice of double evaluation or even moderation. Revaluation or retotalling is done only on receipt of applications from the students.

No special efforts are made by the college to induce teachers in the use of Computers and I.T.

Some departments have developed question banks, which need editing and be made accessible to the students.

Criterion III. Research, Consultancy and Extension
About 63 percent of teachers are engaged in research activities. The research publications of all departments together are 210, of which only very few are in international level journals. Most of the publications are of the Ph.D. thesis submitted by the staff. The Hindi department has published good number of books of literary value. The teachers take up research activities at their individual capacity. The college attempts to promote research activities of teachers by providing them with study leave. Two teachers have been granted study leave. There are 56 Ph.D.s awarded under the supervision of the teachers since 1998, and 12 part-time research students are presently registered for Ph.D. research. There is no full-time research fellow such as UGC-JRF at the moment. Currently there are eight on-going minor research project taken up by the teachers. There is no major research project.

There is a 3-person research committee to keep the record, review the progress, and ensure timely submission of accounts and reports of the research projects. The research committee may be made broad-based including more teachers from a numbers of subjects. Besides monitoring the progress, the research committee may give more emphasis on providing help and guidance to the teachers in preparing and submitting research proposals for minor and major research projects and as well as for holding of research seminars to the funding agencies like UGC, DST, ICSSR, etc.

As the research activity is focused more to academic research degrees, the college has not been able to generate the potential for taking up industrial or corporate consultancy research project. To explore the possibilities of such consultancy, the college may establish a Consultancy Cell to study the nature and types of consultancy requirement of the local industries and corporate houses in various fields and motivate the teachers to take up such projects. The college may also plan to provide social consultancy in its milieu through various cell and students' club, like Women's Cell and Human Rights Awareness Club.

In extension activity front, the college has made some progress and has some further scope for improvement. One of the teachers is designated as in-charge of extension activities with an additional charge to coordinate the extension activities. The departments of Botany, Home Science and Psychology have made a small beginning to bring awareness among local women about income generating projects, nutrition and health, and gender sensitization. There are NSS and NCC units. The students of NSS and NCC units have participated in National Republic Day parade almost every year and have also won prizes in state and national level competitions. However, the regular social services at the local level need to be more strengthened.

The teachers and the students of the college have formed eight societies, such as, Science and Environment Society, Society for Literature, Commerce Society, Society for Sports, and NSS and NCC society. These societies organize inter-collegiate competitions and other programmes in their respective fields. A short-terms Job-oriented courses have also been organized this year such as Mushroom Cultivation, Vermiculture etc. in collaboration with Department of Horticulture of the State.

On a regular basis the college may carry out activities related to students' benefit and social services. Such activities may include health and hygiene awareness, human rights awareness, environmental awareness, self-improvement and confidence development, legal awareness, eye donation, blood donation, plantation, literacy, etc. There may also be a Women's Cell. Only through regular extension activities the college would be able to establish an active interface with the society and make its students more aware to grow into a responsible citizen of the country.

Criterion IV. Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college is situated in a sprawling campus of 9 acres in the urban location of Budhwara, which the old city area of Bhopal. There are rare trees and plantations of botanical importance and a lake on the southwest side of the campus. The college has a majestic building of colonial heritage, which was originally the forest officer's residence of Nawab of Bhopal. The greeneries of the hills and the aquatic surroundings constitute a unique feature of the college campus. The girls' hostel is situated on the other side of the lake, and the college for to and for transport provides boat services. Recently the college has acquired another campus of area of 1 acre in the BTI block with six classrooms. There are organized infrastructure facilities like sanitation and drinking water supply.

The two-storied college building with 33 number of classrooms is housing few departments. Most of the academic departments are located in separate small building blocks. There are two separate single storied buildings for the autonomous section, and industrial chemistry departments. There is also a computer laboratory. Beside the academic and administration departments, the college maintains within the campus a central library, a playground and other sports facilities in a sports center, one canteen, one hostel, and a vehicle-parking shed. The plinth areas of most of the departments including the library are found to be inadequate for accommodating classrooms and laboratories. Even the designing of the laboratories are found to be not very convenient. There is regular cleaning sweeping of furniture and fixture. Furniture is also outdated for the faculty and students.

The college has an organized Central Library with 57799 volumes to text and reference books and subscribes to 42 journals and periodicals. The Library has a book-bank facility and there is an Advisory Committee for the library. Arrangements for inter-library exchanges and borrowings are yet to be established. The working of the library is smooth and effective. However, the library works only 6-days a week from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., which may be extended especially to help studies of the residential students. The issue, accession, book bank function, and the inventory of the library are in the process of being computerized, and there are reprographic and computer facilities at the library. Audio and videocassettes are also made available to the students. Internet facility may also be provided at the library. The college has recently built a reading room with a capacity of 30 students. The Team observed that the present space of the library is too small and may be increased to accommodate at least 200 students at a time.

The college maintains laboratories for its Science, and Home Science department. Some of the minor equipments are available at the laboratories. However, the laboratories need to be upgraded to accommodate the new developments that are taking place in the practical aspects of the concerned subjects. There is also Computer Laboratory. The total number of computers in the college is 33 of which 26 kept in Computer Laboratory. However, although there are multi-media facility, scanners, CD writers, Internet, and the computers are interconnected through LAN, the latest model available is of Pentium IV (933 MHz). There may be a need to upgrade the computers. The Computer Laboratory may also be made more active to provide support service to the faculty in respect of preparation of teaching material and classroom presentations. Installation of lease line for easy access to Internet and joining the library networks, like INFLIBNET, may also be considered. Use of computers in the departments is lacking as none of the department has computer, with the exception of Home Science. There is an in-charge for the computers in the computer laboratory and for routine and major maintenance service engineers from the supplier company are engaged from outside.

In respect of health services, the college has created facility to provide services of a visiting doctor in the hostel. The college organizes health check-up camps for its students. Usually the teachers, staff and students avail health services on their own from nearby hospitals. The college made an arrangement with one of the local hospitals for regular checking and emergency services.

The college encourages the students to take part in games and sports, especially in, basketball, handball, kho-kho, kabadi, volleyball, and athletics among the others, and has playground, court, and sports equipment for the same. There is also multi-gym facility and construction of a badminton hall was taken up, which remains incomplete. There are also indoor games facilities like table tennis, chess, carom, etc. The students have participated in state and regional level tournaments. During the last three years the number of students participated in regional, state and national level tournaments are 23, 23 and 3 respectively. At the regional level there were nine winners and 3 runners and at the state level there were 3 winners. The college gives incentives to outstanding sports persons by awarding cash prize, sports kit, and arranging special training. The college may consider engaging a trained instructor for yoga, karate on full-time basis.

There is hostel facility for residential students. At present there are 35 rooms and 2 halls for accommodating 85 students. The hostel is well maintained under a warden, with basic amenities and facilities. There are guard, washerman and assembly hall with TV, telephone services, garden and reading room. A recreation/hobby center may also be established at the hostel.

With the growing number of students and the necessity for starting new courses on emerging areas, the college will be facing shortage of building space. Lack of state-of-the-art research laboratories and shortage of teachers in some of the departments will also pose problems for the growth and development of the college. The management of the college may pay urgent attention to these aspects.

Criterion V. Student Support and Progression
The overall of environment of support available to the students in an institution has a direct impact on motivating the students in the right directions of learning. This is also reflected on the progression of the students to higher levels of academic pursuits and employment. The success rate of the undergraduate students ranges from 94% to 100% and that of postgraduate students from 93% to 100% in final examinations. Some of the students of the college have achieved prominent positions, like women pilot, IAS and IPS officers, university teachers etc.

The college has an alumni association of the students. The M.L.B. Old Girls Association was first constituted in 1980. The Association meets twice a year and its activities are inextricably linked with the development of the college. Presently it has taken up a fund-raising drive for construction of an auditorium of the college, and also to establish national and international linkages of the college through the alumni. Holding annual reunion of past and present students, and maintain a complete record of past students the college may also be planned. The example of past students holding prominent positions may also indirectly help motivating the present student.

The students of the college get the benefits of academic and career counseling. The faculty takes active part in counseling. The college has an Employment Cell under a designated Placement Officer on additional charge. The Cell is functioning actively. It has organized several campus interviews and lecturers by career professionals. It is commendable that during the last year 40 postgraduate students and one research student obtained jobs through the placement services of the college. Moreover, some students have also been guided to earn through self-employment in the fields of doll making, tailoring, handicraft, etc.

The policies and admission criteria of the college for the prospective students are made clear in its prospectus, which is published and updated annually. The college has also started to obtain the students' feedback since the last three years. However, the feedback may be more specifically taken to indicate the efficiency of classroom teaching, teachers' evaluation, and overall campus experience and used for improving the same through proper analysis.

There are several schemes for providing financial assistance and scholarships to the students, from the government and other agencies. However, the number of students benefited by these financial aids is not significant. During the last year a total number of 288 students received. The recreational facilities made available to the students are fairly satisfactory. The college has an active cultural atmosphere. There are youth festivals, cultural programmes, quiz contests, and sports activities organized by the college. It also observes the Republic Day, Independence Day and similar other occasions every year.

Criterion VI. Organization and Management
As a government college of the State, the Government of Madhya Pradesh established the college. However, the Janabhagidari Samiti does the management and running of the college since 1997. The primary administrative head of the college is the Principal. As an autonomous college, there are bodies constituted as per the UGC Guidelines. The Executive Committee has the overall responsibility of management of the college. The Academic Committee, Finance Committee and Examination Committee and Boards of Study are also constituted which carry out their respective functions. The Controller, along with Deputy Controllers and Assistant Controllers look after the examination activities of the college under autonomous status. One Accountant, one Head Clerk and two Clerks manage the college office.

In addition to the Janbhagidari Committee, and the committees constituted following the guidelines of autonomous college, there are about 33 other committees constituted by the college for assisting the Principal in overall monitoring and supervision of various activities of the college. These include the admission committee, timetable committee, accounts committee, purchase committee, library samiti, anti-ragging and discipline committee, sports committee, students welfare committee and complaint cell etc. Constitution of such a large number of committees may not necessarily indicate efficiency in the management structure, as some these committees may be insignificant as well as ineffective. There may also be duplication and lack of clear demarcation of authority and responsibility.

The Academic Calendar is prepared at the beginning of academic year and followed strictly. Although the college follows the principles of democracy within its departments, some efforts may be given to introduce the concept of participatory management in its present hierarchical structure of management. Joint committees comprising teachers, students, and staff, along with the management representatives, constituted with specific responsibilities and delegated authorities operate a fund called as amalgamated fund. There is a Committee for Women Grievance and Redressal, constituted with two members only, and also a grievance redressal cell, named as Complaint Cell, comprising four members. Such duplication mat be avoided and the grievance redressal cell may be made more effective by making it broad based with representative from teacher, student, and non-teaching staff.

The college is run primarily by government grant-in-aid. There are also a few short-term certificate courses run on self-finance. The vocational course on Industrial Chemistry also obtained the UGC assistance. During the last year the college generated Rs. 14 lacs through self-financing curses. The structure of tuition fees and other fees of the self-financing courses may be examined from time to time in relation to the cost of education. The accounting and the office work are yet to be fully computerized. The college has a system of exercising budgetary control through annual budget. There is an internal audit system and the State Government and AGMP does the statutory audit of the college, being a Government College. There are welfare programmes and loan facilities for the teacher and staff of the college as per the rules of the Govt. Steps may be taken to ensure allocation of larger proportion of funds for substantive development projects. The college may also have to emphasise more resource generation in the changing scenario of higher education.

Criteria VII. Healthy Practices
The college identifies low achievers and slow learners and as a follow up organises remedial courses to help them.

Students get carrier guidance and counseling for various carriers and vocational courses. They get job opportunities through the placement cell.
Regular feed back mechanism exists from :
a). Parents through "Tutor-guardian Scheme.
b). Students on teachers.
c). Teachers through self-appraisal.

The feed backs so obtained are analysed and appropriate corrective actions are taken. Students and teachers are encouraged to participate in seminars, conferences and cultural activities at the national and international levels. This helps them to broaden their horizons of knowledge and experience.

The college makes sincere efforts to impart value based education to students and inculcate civic responsibilities in them through programmes like "Disaster Management", "Aids awareness", working in slums and hospitals.

Students are encouraged to participate in intercollegiate academic competitions. Their communication skills are sharpened by their participation is writing for wall magazines. They are also encouraged to enhance their numerical skills.

OVERALL ANALYSIS
Commendments:
The Peer Team appreciates the cordial relationship maintained between the faculty and the students of the college. The Peer Team also appreciates the efforts taken by the successive Principals and faculty in encouraging students to participate and excel in many extra-curricular activities, which have developed self-confidence, patriotism and a sense of belonging to the institution among students. This was also reflected in interactions with alumni.

The college has very active N.S.S. unit with 300 registered volunteers. The unit has recently won the best institutional award and the N.S.S. Officer of the college has been chosen as the best N.S.S. Officer at State level. N.C.C. has three Army, Navy and Air-wing. Many cadets have participated in Republic Day parade in New Delhi. The N.C.C. officer has won many awards at the Regional and National level. One cadet has participated in Gangotri tracking programme and the Defence Secretary of India felicitated her. Three cadet have joined army One student has won Best Cadet award in the Republic Day celebrations of the year 2003. Many cadets have participated in international exchange programmes.

Ethics and Humanities society in the college under takes value based training programmes for students.

The Home Science department has good informal linkages with NGOs and Government agencies.

Teachers from the languages departments have written good number of books. Some of the books have been chosen for Sahitya academy awards and TV programmes.

The college follows a good evaluation system and allots 20% marks for the internal evaluation.

The college has created good facilities for the hostel students. The accommodation and other facilities are student friendly and the students get quality food at reasonable cost.

The college has taken efforts to preserve the rare species of plants on the campus.

The team observed good potential in some of the staff as well as students.

Initiative taken of offer diploma courses in collaboration with M.P. Bhoj (Open) University is appreciated.

Suggestions :
The college needs to be more sensitive to the changing needs of both the UG and PG students.

The teaching and non-teaching staff will be benefited by arranging computer training programmes for them on regular basis.

The quality of teaching will improve by use of multimedia mode.

More and well planned space for laboratories, library and class rooms is advisable. All the laboratories may be strengthened in terms of equipment, furniture and computer facility.

Special efforts are required to maintain the college premises.

Just adequate number of applications are received for admission in all faculties for the post graduate courses. The student strength in these faculties may drop if innovative actions are not taken immediately in terms of curricula and courses.

The college needs to make concerted efforts to generate resources from various funding agencies and through linkage with industry.

The college autonomy has to add new dimension and has help to raise the quality of education More academic reforms are to be introduced.

Introduction of bridge courses like Spoken English and a training centre for competitive examinations will be a great boom to students.

Introduction of special courses like Communication skills, Journalism, Translation, Creative writing by the language departments would be useful for students. Introduction of professional courses like social work, physiotherapy, child development, performance arts entrepreneurship and the like will be an asset to the students, considering the changing, social needs.

Dissertation may be made compulsory for postgraduate students to provide opportunities for experiential learning.

Interdisciplinary programmes and research projects may be developed to strengthen postgraduate programmes and teaching.

A women's college with long history may develop useful programmes to serve the women of the city/region and contribute to empowerment of women.

A 'Women Studies' centre can be also initiated for promoting research and extension activities for development of women.

Developing a master plan for the physical facilities for next ten years and, if possible, taking the help of education consultants would benefit the college. This may be taken up on priority basis.

The University authorities would have done better if they had recognised the potential of the college and supported in developmental planning of the autonomous college.

Prof. P. Geervani (Chairperson)

Dr. S . Bhattacharya (Member)

Dr. R.T. Sane (Member Convenor)

Dr. (Mrs.) Kirti Saxena, Principal, Govt. M.L.B. Girls P.G. (Autonomous)College, Bhopal

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