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St Johns College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Address:St. Johns Crossing, M.G. Road, Near Raja Mandi
Agra (District Agra)
Uttar Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 282002


St Johns College, Agra Uttar Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Self Financed, Minority. St Johns College, Agra Uttar Pradesh is also known as St Johns Degree College.
St Johns College is situated in Agra of Uttar Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Agra comes under Agra Tehsil, Agra District.

Fax # of St Johns College, Agra Uttar Pradesh is +91-562-353204.

Website of St Johns College, Agra Uttar Pradesh is http://www.stjohnscollegeagra.com/.


Contact Details of St Johns College, Agra Uttar Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-562-2220123



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St Johns College, Agra Uttar Pradesh runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Science stream(s).
B. Com. (Vocational) in Advertising, Sales Promotion and Sales Management
B. Com. (Vocational) in Foreign Trade Practices and Procedures
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Commerce in Business Administration, Accounts and law, Applied business economics
Bachelor of Science in Physical Science, Life Science
Master of Arts
Master of Arts in Economics, English, Geography, Hindi, History, Political Science, Psychology.
Master of Commerce
Master of Commerce in Accounts and Law, Applied Business Economics, Business Administration
Master of Science
Master of Science in Botany(Specialisation in Plant Pathology), Chemistry(Specialisation in Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry), Mathematics, Phsical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physics(Specialisation in electronics and solid state Physics), Statistics, Zoology(Specialisation in Entomology)
Physical Science, Life Science
Post-Graduate Diploma in clinical psychology.

Approval details: St Johns College is affiliated with Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra



Media coverage of St Johns College, Agra Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh

NAAC report of St Johns College

Section 1: INTRODUCTION
The Church of Missionary Society of England through the efforts of the Agra C.M.S. Association established the St. John's College, Agra in 1850. It formulated its own curriculum and conducted its own examinations. The college remained affiliated to Calcutta University from 1862 to 1888 and onward till 1927 to Allahabad University and later in 1927 to Agra University, when it came in existence, now known as Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. The founding fathers established the college to fulfil the aim of dispensation of social justice, the building of character and spread of truth and knowledge among young men and women so as to make them responsible citizens. This more than 150 years old institution was granted affiliation for post-graduate classes as early as 1893 and thus it has the unique distinction of being a post graduate institution of more than a century's standing. This college at present has got sixteen postgraduate departments and is offering undergraduate degree courses in all the three faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce. The male and female student ratio is 45:55. The college in its long history has produced distinguished and top-ranking Administrators, Civil Servants, Foreign Secretaries, High Commissioners, Judges, High ranked Air Force, Naval and Police officers and eminent educationists and business executives. The college has successfully built national and international linkages with well established and reputed organizations for research and academic activities. The U.G.C. in the year 2004 conferred on it the status of 'A College with Potential for Excellence'.

University Grants Commission approves St. John's College under 2f and 12B of University Grants Commission Act. It is a grant-in-aid institution of Uttar Pradesh. It is located in urban area and spread over 40 acres with well designed buildings of Mughal Architecture.. The college is offering undergraduate and Post Graduate degrees in the subjects of Political Science, Economics, Psychology, English, Hindi, History, Geography, in the arts stream; Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Botany, Zoology in the Science faculty and in Commerce stream Applied Business Economics, Business Administration and Accounts & Law. However Sanskrit and Urdu are offered only as undergraduate programmes. Majority of teachers of the departments of Political Science, Economics, Psychology, English, Hindi, History, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Botany, Zoology and Commerce are guiding research scholars for Ph.D. programme. The college is also offering professional and vocational programmes like B.Com with Foreign Trade, B.Com with Insurance, B.Com with Advertising and Sales Promotion, B.Sc. with Computer Sc. and B.Sc. with Industrial Chemistry under Self financed scheme. The College under Self-finance scheme also runs one PG Diploma in Clinical Psychology. The college has 82 permanent faculty members out of whom 73 hold Ph.D. and 4 M.Phil as highest degree. Besides there are 15 part time teachers, 63 non-teaching members and 15 technical staff. The number of students admitted to the undergraduate classes and in the PG apart from 335 research scholars last year was 5191. There is negligible drop out rate i.e. 5%. The unit cost of education is Rs. 3,496 excluding salary. The pass percentage is above 95% and a couple of students have obtained merit ranks in the university exams. The college is ensuring more than 180 teaching days and 264 working days.

The college volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and submitted its Self-Study Report (SSR) in 12th April, 2005. The NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of the following members to visit and to assess the institution and validate the self-study report.

Prof. (Dr.) Syed Iqbal Hasnain Chairperson
Vice Chancellor
University of Calicut
Calicut University P.O. Thenhipalam
Malappuram Distt. 673635

Prof. T.N. Mathur Member
Professor of Commerce
University of Rajasthan,
Jaipur-302004, Rajasthan.

Prof. J. Kackria Member
Principal
BBK DAV College for Women
Lawrence Road,Amritsar - 143001 (Punjab)

Dr. K.N. Madusudanan Pillai Coordinator
Academic Consultant
National Assessment and Accreditation Council
Bangalore

Prior to the visit the peer team carefully studied the report submitted by the college and has made a detailed analysis of facts and figures. The peer team visited the college on 19th, 20th and 21st January 2006 and made assessment of the departments, library and other facilities. The peer team had a detailed discussion and interaction with the management, principal, faculty members, students, administrative staff, parents and alumni etc. All aspects given in Criteria I to VII of the Self-Study report were analyzed and validated by the team. A detailed report of the team is as follows:
Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects
The St. John's College is a multi-faculty college affiliated to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. The college as an affiliated institution follows the curriculum designed by the university and has no autonomy to design courses to realize the institutional goals. But efforts are made to achieve the mission and goals of the college through teaching learning process. Ever since its inception, the college has taken lead in starting relevant courses. The college got affiliation for post graduate classes as early as the year 1893 and has the rare distinction of being a post graduate institution of more than a century's standing. The programmes under science faculty were started as early as 1903 at UG level and at PG level in 1924. Commerce education was introduced in 1914. The college offers a wide range of subjects for Arts, Science and Commerce faculties at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The college offers three undergraduates, sixteen post-graduate and Ph.D. programmes on regular basis. The college has also responded to challenge of change and needs of the society by taking initiative to start six undergraduate vocational programmes and one P.G. Diploma on self-financing basis. The college offers wide range of subject combinations. These are as follows:
Under Graduate

Bachelor of Arts (English, History, Political Science, Economics, Psychology, Geography, Hindi, Sanskrit & Urdu)

Bachelor of Science (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Zoology, Botany & Economics)

Bachelor of Commerce (Business Administration, Accounts & Law and Business Economics)

Post-Graduate
Faculty of Arts - English, Hindi, Political Science, History, Geography, Economics and Psychology

Faculty of Science - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Zoology and Botany.

Faculty of Commerce - Applied Business Economics, Accounts and Law and Business Administration.

Ph.D. - Faculty of Arts, Science & Commerce P.G. subjects.

Vocational Courses - Foreign Trade, Advertising and Sales Promotion,
Insurance, B.Com. Special Scheme, Computer Science and B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry.

Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology.

The UGC has sanctioned the launching of three career-oriented courses - Demography, Yoga Psychology & Mental Health and Communicative English.

Besides this, the college also runs a study centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University. College also started "Bhartiya Bhasha Kendra' of different regional languages of India with the assistance from State Government. The courses run by the college have more knowledge components as compare to skill. The programmes offered are flexible enough to offer the benefits of elective options and non-core options.

The senior faculty members are contributing in the revision and redesign of the curriculum in various subjects by participating in Board of Studies of the University to their respective subjects. The college takes more than one year to start a new course.

Criterion 2: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
St. John's College does admission to various academic programmes as per university norms. Besides the college admission rules are formulated keeping in mind the Supreme Court judgment regarding the right of minority institutions to admit students of their own community. But in no case, these seats shall exceed 50% of the total seats. Since the college receives a large number of applications for admission, it has laid additional guidelines for admissions. Merit and personal interview are given a lot of weightage. The college doesn't have a formal mode of providing remedial or bridge course to the slow learners but teachers informally provide them counselling and guidance. The College encourages the teachers to make teaching plan in the beginning of the session and they apprise their respective students about the curriculum, examination schedules and evaluation methods. Most of the teaching is done through traditional lecture mode though it is supplemented by simulation exercises, quizzes, and field trips and in some cases enriched by audio-visual aids. The college devotes more than 180 days for teaching. The college follows an academic calendar prepared by the University. The teacher student's ratio is 1:40 in UG classes and 1:10 at P.G. classes. About 90% of teaching workload is taken care off by permanent faculty. The teaching to non-teaching staff ratio is 1:1. The evaluation methods are communicated to the students in the beginning of the academic year.

The teachers are recruited as per the University and Government norms fulfilling the UGC guidelines. For the last five years no recruitment has taken place as for the work load requirement. The college has freedom to appoint ad-hoc teachers with the consent of the management

The college in view of the introduction of need-based programmes also makes part time adhoc appointments out of College Society Fund. Full time faculty does most of the teaching. The college has a mechanism to monitor and assess the work of teachers through self-appraisal. A prescribed proforma is provided to teachers for self-assessment. In addition, every department submits its annual report highlighting academic performance and their participation in seminars, conferences, refresher courses etc. The teachers, by and large, are encouraged to participate in national and international seminars, workshops, conferences etc. The members of the faculty have participated in more than 50 National Seminars in the last 3 years. Teachers from the departments of Commerce, Mathematics and Psychology have attended International Conferences also though held in India. Some teachers have been invited as resource persons at National & State level conventions and conferences. Teachers from the department of Commerce have experience of foreign teaching assignments also. It is highly commendable that three teachers from the department of Commerce, History and Political Science have been awarded Professor Emeritus Fellowships by University Grants Commission. The students are also encouraged to give seminars and presentations.

Criterion 3: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The college has an excellent research culture. The total faculty strength of permanent teachers is 82 of which 73 teachers have Ph.D. as their highest qualification. The college also offers Ph.D. programmes in a good number of subjects. The college has produced nearly 400 PhDs in the last five years. The faculty is guiding currently 49 full time and 269 part-time Ph.D. students. Undoubtedly, the college promotes research culture among its faculty members. The department of Chemistry has brought out a record number of publications in the last five years i.e. 130 papers in reputed national and international research journals. The department received a grant of Rs. 28 lakh under DST (FIST) programme.The department has also established linkages with renowned institutions like IIT, Kanpur, IIT Delhi, CSIR, Hyderabad, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi etc. The department of Botany has more than 100 publications to its credit in research journals. The Botany department also received grant of Rs. 21 lakh under DST (FIST) programme. The department of Entomology is engaged in research on the wetlands of Himalayas & Biodiversity of insects in the northwest Himalayas and Ladakh. The department of Statistics has been successful in raising funds from ICSSR, New Delhi for its Ten Days Training Programme. Foreign authors and the foreign universities mainly of UK and US have acknowledged the published work of the department of political science. A faculty member from this department has been a consultant to UK funded 'CARE' project for the State of Rajasthan. Another member has been awarded Research Fellowship by Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Simla. Still another faculty from the same department was selected by UGC as a delegate to the Tripartiate Conference held at Russian Institute of Oriental Studies in Moscow. Thus in most of the departments, a great thrust on research and publication is visible. It is appreciable that the college has a long tradition of raising funds through major and minor research projects from agencies like CSIR and DST, New Delhi, UGC, AIACHE, EU for Humanitarian Affairs, ICSSR, New Delhi etc. The members of Commerce department have received grants not only from national agencies like UGC, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Population Foundation of India but also from a foreign agency like University Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia. Quite a considerable number of teachers have visited foreign countries for studies and research. So far more than 1200 research papers, 33 reference books, 12 memoirs have been published.

Besides NSS, there are a number of societies and clubs like Natural History Society, School of Entomology, Chemical Society, ENPRO and Commerce Association, which are engaged in extension activities. The college has two NSS units of men and women volunteers who involve themselves in activities like health and hygiene etc. The volunteers of NSS also participated in National Integration Camp. One of the student volunteers has been selected for Republic Day Camp at Delhi.

The college has NCC Air and Army Wing. Cadets of the NCC have been selected for All Indian Vayu Sanik Camp Mountaineering Camp etc. Five girl students and one male student have qualified for Officer's Course. Two cadets were selected for RD Camp in the year 2004-05.

Criterion 4: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
This premier institution spread over 40 acres of land and located on busy M.G. Road, has an impressive campus and its old buildings are in tune with the city monuments. The foundation stone of the Centenary Wing was laid by Bharat Ratna Sarvapalli Radha Krishanan, former President of India in 1957 and was opened by Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, former Prime Minister of India in 1959. The college has separate blocks for the faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce. Infrastructure facilities include a number of classrooms, lecture theatres, and laboratories for Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Entomology, Physics, Botanical Garden and Museum. The Science laboratories especially chemistry are well equipped. The Entomology department has a unique collection of insects besides a museum. Though there have been expansions from time to time, yet there is an urgent need of more expansions to cope up with the requirements of the vocational courses. The UGC has conferred college with Potential for Excellence status and has sanctioned a special grant of Rs. 35 lacs for educational infrastructure.

The College Library contains above 79546 books and subscribes to 04 journals & 08 magzines. In the last 2 years, more than 2,000 new books worth around Rs.8, 00,000 have been added to the library. It has open access system and a separate reference section for the PG and Research departments. The library is yet to be computerized. After it is digitised, it should make efforts for INFLIBNET linkage. The library has 239 working days in the last year and it remains open from 09 AM to 5 PM. There is a need to extend the working hours of the library. Besides several PG departments have separate departmental libraries. Nine PG departments have their own computers. In this globalised world of fast changing and developing technologies, this college needs to have separate full-fledged Computer Science and IT departments.

The college has department of Physical Education and is encouraging sports. The college has play grounds for Cricket, Volleyball, Football, Hockey and Courts for Tennis, badminton and Basketball. The Football team, Cricket team and Table Tennis team have the proud position of being University Champions. The college holds Annual Athletic Meet in which a large number of students participate in various events. The college provides freeship to outstanding players and they are also motivated by way of incentives, award of prizes and College Colour etc.

The College provides residential accommodation for over 200 students distributed in 2 hostels within the college campus - one each for boys and girls. Because of scarcity of seats and great demand on the contrary, students residing within the radius of 150 km. from Agra are not eligible for hostel.

Criterion 5: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
In most of the classes, pass percentage is above 95% and the dropout rate is negligible. The college alumni hold very high positions in the government offices, civil and foreign services, judiciary, educational institutions and industry. It is comforting to note that Dr. Shanker Dyal Sharma, former President of India is the proud product of this premier institution. Mr. S.M.H. Burney and Mr. Khurshid Alam Khan adorned the Governor's Offices. Mr. Rajiv Dhawan who joined as pilot, rose to the rank of Air Marshall and Mr. Rizvi rose to the rank of Vice-Admiral in Pakistan. The college is publishing its updated prospectus annually, through which it makes its admission criteria, examination schedule, and fee structure clear to the stakeholders. Besides free ships to SC/ST and OBC students as per State Government policies, other trusts and philanthropic bodies are approached for financial assistance to needy and deserving students. The college provides One Window Administration facility to foreign students. Various clubs and societies organize debates, declamations and cultural programmes for the overall development of students' personality. The college NSS units are engaged in activities like campus improvement, cleanliness and beautification etc. The Psychology department has opened a Therapeutic Centre for the counselling of the students. It is a commendable feature of the college that a Special Orientation Programme is arranged for the students in the beginning of the session to acquaint them with the objectives, traditions and rules of the institution. The U.P. State Government has sponsored Bhartiya Bhasha Kendra in the college where the students have the facilities of learning ten regional languages. The college has instituted several awards for the academic achievers and the best in activities and sports at college level..

Criterion 6: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
The Church Missionary Society of England established St. John's College in 1850 through the efforts of Agra CMC Association. Presently the Governing Body is the apex authority for the governance of the college.

The Governing body consists of the president, vice-president, a few members and the principal of the college as its secretary. The principal is the highest official in the hierarchy of the college and enjoys the authority to take all decisions related to day-to-day matters of the college. The Principal deals in all financial matters of the college as per the directives of the Governing Body. The Governing Body takes decisions in its annual meeting pertaining to appointments of teaching and non-teaching staff, development projects, financial operations and adopts audited accounts of the college. The principal is assisted in administration by the chairpersons of faculties, bursar, academic council, staff council, building committees, finance committee, purchase committee, admission committee etc. There are several other committees for the functioning of the institution like Building Maintenance Committee, Landscaping Committee, Entrepreneurship Development Cell, Proctorial Board, Grievance Redressal Cell, Examination Committee and Student Guidance & Counselling Cell. The Proctorial Board is responsible for the maintenance of discipline in the campus. The Grievance Redressal Cell interacts with the students to understand their problems. The class III & IV employees may communicate their grievances to the office superintendent who'll place the employee grievance before the principal. The teaching staffs also discuss their grievances, if any, with the principal. For all kinds of grievances, the principal is the highest authority though if he deems fit, he may seek advice from the Governing council.

The recruitment of teaching & non-teaching staff is done as per U.P. State Universities Act and statutes & norms laid down by the State Government. There is no formal professional development programmes for the non-teaching staff but senior staff guides them from time to time. The fee is charged as per the State Government and the University direction. There is a mechanism of regular internal audit in addition to the State Government audit. There is a provision of loan facilities for the teaching and non-teaching staff on liberal terms from the bank counter in the college. The class IV employees are also given uniforms.

Criterion 7: HEALTHY PRACTICES
The Peer Team has identified following healthy practices in the institution:

The examination results of the college are excellent and the dropout rate is very low.

It is highly commendable that the college has promoted research culture.

The college has brought out a record number of publications and research papers of very high quality. Many of the teachers are recognized guides for Ph.D. scholars.

The college is encouraging the faculty members for acquisition of knowledge by allowing them to participate in seminars, conferences etc.

The college is imparting value education. It is holding Moral and Religious Education classes twice a week for undergraduate students to create harmony and mutual understanding.

The college has developed linkages and collaborations with such reputed organizations as Wild Life Institute of India, WWF, ICAR Centre, Bikaner, Entomology Research Institute and many more which provide valuable exposure to the students.

The college has established Bhartiya Bhasha Kendra with the help of the State Government on its campus, which provides students opportunity to learn regional languages.

To cope up with the present day needs, career-oriented vocational courses have been introduced at the undergraduate level.

All students of degree classes have to join one of the three schemes - NCC, NSS or National Sports Organization.

There is a dress code for the students. All female students are expected to wear salwar & kurta, and male students pants and shirt during college hours.

The Alumni have occupied prominent positions in society.

To inculcate spiritual values college observe morning assembly session from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. regularly.

The PG students of chemistry department maintained the departmental library on rotational basis.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The peer team, after going through the self-study report and after its visit to various academic and physical facilities, feels efforts are there to attain its educational goals under constraints and preparing students to become agents of needed social change. The management can make extra efforts to address major academic considerations like education, training, employment, access, and equal opportunities and is inculcating a sense of responsibility to the youth.

The peer team considers that there are a number of features of St. John's College approach to quality assurance which require commendation. Also, the peer team would like to bring to the notice of the college certain concerns for its consideration.

Commendable features:
Almost entire teaching faculty is well qualified having PhDs in their subjects and experience in teaching and research.

The teachers are encouraged to participate in refresher courses, symposium/seminars in order to update their knowledge.

The teaching faculty of the college have a good number of research projects funded by reputed national organizations.

Initiative taken by the Science and Commerce faculty to the areas like research, consultancy and extension is commendable.

Traditional learning resources in the college are very rich with about 79546 books including some rare volumes.

Active student support wings like NSS, NCC and NSO and frequent extra curricular programmes ensure students progression.

Active linkage with many national and international research and scientific organizations and bodies.

Adequate representation for less privileged sections like Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, OBC, Physically Handicapped and Minority Community in student enrolment.

Single window admission method for foreign students.

Commitment to the value based education and creation of a responsible generation needed for social change.

Suggestions/Recommendations:
The Management and Principal should be more proactive in providing leadership and to ensure frequent interaction with the teachers and students.

The Principal should collect feedback from students with the help of a structured questionnaire to improve the quality of teaching learning process.

The Management and Principal should ensure good student attendance in the classes. It is suggested that the tutor ward scheme may be activated.

Maintenance of infrastructure is very poor. Light and ventilation arrangement in the labs, class rooms & library should be upgraded. For this purpose management should form a committee to ensure regular maintenance to preserve heritage building.

The attendance of the students must be maintained in the departments. Minimum 75% attendance must be made mandatory for appearing in University examination.

The college should immediately establish a placement cell with one of the Sr. faculty members as its coordinator and 2/3 faculty members as Asstt/Joint Coordinators to take care of the placement of the students offering different programmes.

The college needs to digitise its library, urgently. Also, it should ensure e-learning facilities like online journals, INFLIBNET etc.

A Central Cyber room at main building with twenty five computers should be established for teachers and students and local area network will be highly useful for research students and the faculty.

The working of library hours may be extended i.e. from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. so that the research scholars and science students engaged in practicals can use library.

The college management should prepare a vision document cataloguing the next ten years programmes to take the college to next level of excellence.

For strengthening of teaching of English to students from State board or with rural background, a language lab may be established.

The college needs to make efforts to introduce job oriented and innovative programmes to keep pace with times. Suggested programmes are a degree in Tourism & Travel Management, Hotel Management, Journalism, Script writing, multimedia and Costume and Fashion Designing.

IT based programmes both at UG & PG level. The college may also initiate courses in Biotechnology, Electronic, etc.

Linkages with local industry like Hotel & Travel agency and NGOS need to be strengthened.

Hostel facilities on the campus need to be upgraded. For this women resources can be mobilized through Parents Teacher Association, Alumani and UGC.

There is need to increase the number of computer systems particularly in the Science departments so that research scholars may access internet facility to know the status of researches.

Instead of going for stereotyped topics, the supervising teachers may take up advanced topics in the emerging areas in their respective field of specialisation.

Parents Teacher Association may be introduced for interaction to attain the desired results.

Local area network between the Central Library and departmental libraries will enhance resource sharing and utilization and save expenditure for resource collection.

Technical infrastructure of the college is to be enhanced. Some departments still have no computers.

In order to introduce new sports and games items, facilities on the campus are to be enhanced.

The college management should ensure to introduce relevant add-on courses to provide extra skill to widen the job opportunities.

The college should provide audio-visual and technology based teaching aids for the enrichment of classroom lectures.

The college should also make efforts for office-automation for efficiency in the areas of student record keeping, fees, fines, results and accounts work.
It may also endeavour to establish Campus Area Network for smooth functioning of the above said fields.

A wall magazine may be started to encourage creativity among students. It should also endeavor to bring an issue of college magazine annually.

Formal mechanism for collecting feedback from students on teaching, learning, facilities and campus exsperience may be instituted.

The college may imbibe the modern managerial practices like teamwork, democratic decision-making, futuristic vision to create motivation and enthusiasium in the teachers.

The class rooms of the Arts department require immediate attention.

In view of the existing infrastructural facilities in the college, the students enrolment should be restricted upto the sanctioned capacity.

The admission policy may be made transparent to prevent mal practices in the admissions.

Grievance redressal cell should be more effective and mechanism may be notified to staff and students.

More journals may be added in the library particularly for the faculty of Commerce & Arts.

Effective leadership, team-work, management support, proper tutor-ward system, establishment of placement cell, IT enabled services, infrastructure augmentation, student personality development programmes will greatly help make the institution a centre of Excellence.

The members of the peer team would like to place on record their sincere thanks to the society, principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents of the students and alumni for their support and assistance during the visit.

The peer team wishes the college all the best in future and sincerely hopes that the institution will grow into a great centre of advanced learning with national recognition.

Prof. (Dr) Syed Iqbal Hasnain Chairman

Prof. T. N. Mathur Member

Prof. J. Kackria Member

(Dr. F. M. Prasad) rincipal

Date: 21st January 2006

13-year-old girl gangraped, killed in Taj city

Agra: A day after a missing 13-year-old beggar girls body was found in a drain, an autopsy has revealed that she was gangraped, subjected to unnatural sex and killed, police said here on Sunday.An autorickshaw driver found the body floating in an open drain near Kidwai Park on Saturday evening.The girls mother who identified the body said her youngest daughter went missing last week from the St Johns College crossing where she used to beg.On February 7, her mother had lodged a complaint at the Hari Parbat police station when the girl did not return home the previous evening.The woman told police that since her husband was critically ill for the past two years, they had no choice but to beg. Two of her daughters are married.A complaint has been filed against unidentified people.

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