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Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh


Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi (District Varanassi (Benaras/Kashi))
Uttar Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 221002

Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi Uttar Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Private Aided. Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi Uttar Pradesh was established on / in 1960.

Principal of Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi Uttar Pradesh is Dr. Gulab Chandra Singh, 9415624993.

Udai Pratap Autonomous College is situated in Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Varanasi comes under Varanasi Tehsil, Varanassi (Benaras/Kashi) District.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi Uttar Pradesh are Prof. Panjab Singh (Manager).

email ID(s) is Udai Pratap Autonomous College Varanasi Uttar Pradesh

Website of Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi Uttar Pradesh is http://www.upcollege.org/.

Contact Details of Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi Uttar Pradesh are : +91-542-382399
Other wing of this college: Department Of Education


Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi Uttar Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).

Approval details: Udai Pratap Autonomous College is affiliated with Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University (VBSPU), Jaunpur (Uttar Pradesh)

Profile of Udai Pratap Autonomous College

College Overview
Udai Pratap Autonomous College is situated in the North Western part of the holy city of Varanasi in India. The campus is spread over 100 acres of lush green fertile land with an academic atmosphere. Udai Pratap Autonomous College is the most popular higher education centre of eastern Uttar Pradesh. This College was conceptualized and created by a philosopher and saint king Late Rajarshi Udai Pratap Singh Judeo to promote the education to enrich the society with value system of this region.

The beginning was made when Late Rajarshi Udai Pratap Singh Ju Deo, founded Hewett Kshatriya High School in Varanasi in 1909 which was raised to the level of an Intermediate College in 1921 and was rechristened Udai Pratap Intermediate College, Varanasi. The institution was further elevated to the level of a degree college in 1949 when it commenced undergraduate classes in Arts and Commerce. This was followed by the beginning of Science classes in 1950, Agriculture in 1963 and B.Ed in October 1972.

Post Graduation in some subjects of Science and Arts was initiated in July 1970 and in agriculture in July 1972.The College was the first in Uttar Pradesh to be conferred autonomy by UGC in July 1991 and thus it has grown to its present status and known as Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi. The College is co-educational in character.

The neat and clean and well maintained campus comprises of 30 departments in Arts, Science, Commerce, Education and Agriculture faculties and offers teaching programmes leading to B.A., B.Sc., B.Com., B.Sc.(Ag), M.A., M.Sc., M.Com, M.Sc.(Ag), B. Ed. Ph.D. programme is available in almost all the subjects in Arts, Science, Commerce and Agriculture. P.G. Diploma is offered in Computer Application and Environmental Science.

The College follows annual system of academic work in Faculty of Science, Arts, Commerce, and Education. The Faculty of Agriculture follows the semester system as well as credit system.

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Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi (U.P.) is situated in the North Western part of the holy city of Varanasi. Established as a degree college named Udai Pratap College in July 1949, it has a long history and owes its existence to the philanthropy of Late Rajarshi Udai Pratap Singh Judeo, Raja of Bhinaga. The beginning was made when he founded Hewett Kshatriya High School in Varanasi in 1909 which was raised to the level of an Intermediate College in 1921 and was rechristened Udai Pratap Intermediate College, Varanasi. The institution was further elevated to the level of a degree college in 1949 when it commenced undergraduate classes in Arts and Commerce. This was followed by the beginning of Science classes in 1950, Agriculture in 1963 and B.Ed in October 1972. Post Graduation in some subjects of Science and Arts was initiated in July 1970 and in agriculture in July 1972.The College was the first in Uttar Pradesh to be conferred autonomy by UGC in July 1991 and thus it has grown to its present status and known as Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi. The College is co-educational in character.

Udai Pratap College was affiliated to Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi from 1949 to 1960; to Gorakhpur University from 1960 to 1988 and onwards the College is affiliated to V.B.S. Purvanchal University, Jaunpur. The College is recognized under section 2f and under section 12B of the UGC Act and is a Grant-in-aid institution.

The College has 134 permanent teachers out of which 115 are Ph.D. degree holders. The College also has 37 part-time teachers. The College also has 97 part time non teaching staff. The total strength of non-teaching staff is 109 including 37 administrative staff.

The College has five faculties namely, Science, Arts, Commerce, Agriculture and Education and offers teaching programmes leading to B.A., B.Sc., B.Com., B.Sc.(Ag), M.A., M.Sc., M.Com, M.Sc.(Ag), B. Ed. and Ph.D. degrees. The programs for PG Diploma and Certificate courses also exist.

The College has a total of 30 Departments with 6 in Science; 12 in Arts; 10 in Agriculture and 1 each in Commerce and Education. The College also offers three courses leading to postgraduation and one post graduate diploma in the self finance scheme. About 1037 students are enrolled in this scheme. During the academic session 2004-05, 4800 students at under-graduate level and 798 students at post-graduate level were admitted and 64 candidates were registered for Ph.D. degree. In addition, there were 257 students admitted to the PG Diploma courses including 177 boys and 80 girls. The number of boys at UG level is 3493 in comparison to 1307 girls. Similarly, at the post graduate level, number of girls is 375 as compared to 423 boys. The number of students outside from other state are 488 at UG level, 39 in PG diploma, 27 at PG level and 25 registered for Ph.D. degree. At UG level the dropout rate is 30% and pass percentage is 66 %. How ever this is at variance in different courses. The unit cost of education at the College is approx. Rs.15,638/- including salary and Rs. 3888/- excluding salary for the session 2004-05.

The College follows annual system of academic work in Faculty of Science, Arts, Commerce, and Education. The Faculty of Agriculture follows the semester system as well as credit system. Besides the courses run by these Faculties, the College also offers Certificate courses in 13 Indian languages through Bharatiya Bhasha Kendra sponsored by UP Government.

The College has a central library with 100800 books, 45 periodicals, Xerox facility and computer. However the computerization and internet connectivity is to be carried out. The College has Hospital with a resident doctor and five nursing staff. It has a swimming pool, sport facility for football, volleyball, basketball, hockey, wrestling, Long-jump, High-jump, Shot-put and others. Some of the students have represented at University and national levels. It has the facility of Gymnasium and the students have done very well in Gymnastic. The alumni of the college have been Olympians, Arjun awardee and Laxman awardee.

There is a limited hostel facility for accommodating 500 boys and 40 girls.The girls hostel is shared with other institutions of the trust. Hostels are neat and clean and well maintained. The staff quarters are shared by other educational institutions of the trust. There is staff canteen, a student union building and student canteen consisting of both boys and girls wings separately.

There is principal residence, bank and post office facility in the campus. The college has also initiated to develop forest and nursery spots which make the campus healthy and beautiful .
There is Sandhya Hall where the students pray in the evening. The cooperative society is unique with 300 staff and 800 student members. It operates on no loss no profit basis and provides the facilities for procurement from vegetables to all house hold items.

The college has NCC units consisting of two companies with 230 boys and 70 girl cadets. It has a shooting range to train the student and the students have participated on republic day at Rajpath New Delhi and in Raj Bhawan, Lucknow. There is also a multipurpose hall for conducting examination and other social activities.

The college has two guest houses in operative conditions. The college also has 50 acres of agricultural farm, dairy and poultry farm and fish ponds. The animals and birds are in healthy conditions. The students carry out 'Earn while you learn' units. There exist sericulture unit through which the farmers are also benefited. The student of agriculture faculty stay for 40 days under RAWE programme in the villages to help in carrying out the agricultural and social reforms on scientific basis.

The college has an outstanding history of illustrious alumni. To mention a few are, former PM, Sh, V.P. Singh, HRD Minister Sh. Arjun Singh, Chief Justice of India Sh. K.N. Singh, well known writer Dr. Namwar Singh, former governer late L.P. Singh, PadamBushan Sh. R.B. Singh and many vice chancellors like Dr. Panjab Singh and Dr. Kirti Singh. Hokey Olympian Late Vivek Singh and Mr. Md. Shahid belong to this college.

The students have also qualified for central and state services. Last year 24 students qualified for UG, CSIR NET, 8 students in GATE and 2 in JET.

The college has total financial support of 5.37 crores out of which 4.7 crores is given as salary grant by state government, 64 lacs are generated from self-financing courses, 8 lacs are received from UGC in 10th Plan, 4.7 lacs from MLA grant and 4.6 is given by the Bank.

The teaching faculty has been attending seminars and symposia in India and abroad including USA, China, Thailand, Germany, UK, Sweden, Argentina and Ethiopia. The research work is carried out in collaboration with BHU and other national institutes.

The college has 210 working days and 180 teaching days. There is 125 KVA Generator to continue power supply. The college gets the academic input from the higher secondary and intermediate colleges in the campus.

Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi (U.P.) volunteered itself to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and the Self-Study Report for the purpose was submitted by the College to NAAC on 29.08.05. The Peer Team consisting of Prof. Satya Prakash, former Vice Chancellor, Jiwaji University, Gwalior as chairman; Prof. Kalpana Mathur, Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur; Prof. Raj Pal Singh, Professor, Department of Animal Breeding, Ch. Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar and Dr. Chitralekha Chouhan, Principal, Govt. M.H. College of Home Science and Science of Women (Autonomous) College, Jabalpur as Members visited the Institution. Dr K.N. Madhusudhanan Pillai, Academic Consultant, NAAC (Bangalore) coordinated the peer team visit. The Peer Team visited the institution for three days, i.e. 12th -14th December 2005 to see the infrastructural facilities, verify the documents and to interact with all the constituents of the college including teachers, students, administrative staff, alumni and parents. On the basis of the report, records and the visit, the peer team prepared the following report keeping in view the seven criteria laid down by NAAC for the assessment and accreditation of the college

Criterion - I: Curricular Aspects
The College has five faculties namely Science, Arts, Commerce, Education and Agriculture which offer 5 programmes for the award of Degree, Diploma and Certificate. These include Under-graduate, Post-graduate, Ph.D Programme, PG Diploma and Certificate Courses.

The Under-graduate programme in Arts offers studies in 14 optional subjects out of which the students can choose three in first two years and two of them in third year to pursue the programme. The UG programme in Science includes 2 groups i.e Mathematics and Biology. In B.Sc. Agriculture all the subjects are compulsory. The curriculum and semester system have been introduced as per norms of ICAR in agriculture at UG level. The undergraduate programme in Commerce offers studies in four groups of subjects. B.Ed.courses in the institution is being run as per directions of NCTE.

The PG programmes in Arts, Science, Commerce and Agriculture are being offered in 17 subjects. Six subjects namely Hindi, Economics, Political Science, Geography,Sociology and Ancient History are offered for M.A. Similarly, six subjects namely Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Mathematics and Statistics are offered for M.Sc. Also, M.Sc. (Ag) can be taken up in 4 subjects namely Dairy and Animal Husbandry; Horticulture, Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science. Faculty of Commerce offers M.Com. Programme. Ph.D. programme is available in almost all the subjects in Arts, Science, Commerce and Agriculture. P.G. Diploma is offered in Computer Application and Environmental Science.
Vocational courses in Tourism, Tax Procedure and Methods, and Sericulture are being run by Faculty of Arts, Commerce and Science respectively. The College has started M.A. in Sociology, Political Science and Ancient History on self financing basis.

Bhartiya Bhasha Kendra established by U.P. Govt. offers certificate courses in 13 Indian languages - Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannar, Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Punjabi, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Nepali and Oriya.

The Institution is free to pursue new programme of study and to design and structure its own syllabi at UG and PG levels. The model curricula of UGC have been implemented at UG and PG level. Semester system has been introduced in Faculty of Agriculture for UG and PG level along with mid-term examination.

Lectures and Seminars by eminent personalities in different fields are arranged on various issues. Study tours are also arranged for the students.

The College has total 30 departments which include Department of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Zoology and Botany in Faculty of Science; Department of Sociology, Geography, History, Sanskrit, Hindi, Economics, Psychology, Political Science, Ancient History, English, Physical Education and Defence and Strategic Studies in Faculty of Arts; Department of Commerce in Faculty of Commerce; Department of Education in Faculty of Education; Department of Agri. Chemistry and Soil Science, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Agronomy, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Agricultural Economics, Horticulture, Agricultural Extension and Agricultural Engineering in Faculty of Agriculture.

The college has sufficient infrastructure and academic facilities to start professional, vocational and self employment courses in the faculties of Arts, Science and Agriculture. To mention a few, Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Instrumentation & Management, Electronics, Radiography, Medicianal Plants, biotechnology, Microbiology, Industrial Statistical Process Control, Biomathematics, Aquaculture, Clinical Psychology, Tourism, Public Administration, Panchayati Raj, Functional Hindi, Spoken English, Computer based programmes BCA, e-Commerce and other innovative programmes. The infrastructure facilities in agriculture allow to introduce job oriented courses of Post harvest Technology, Diploma in Dairying, Poultry, Piggery farming etc. The teachers and students can actively participate in promoting cultivation of main crops like rice and wheat. Diploma in Food Technology may be very useful.

Criterion - II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The College provides admission through special Entrance Tests at UG level and through combination of academic record and interview at PG level.

The College has an academic calendar for the whole year. The syllabi are divided into Units.

The classes are held regularly and all the efforts are made to complete the course contents in the stipulated time. Guest-lectures, Seminars and Project work are arranged to strengthen the teaching. Most of the Departments in Faculty of Science and Agriculture have Computer and OHP facility. Some of the department have the internet facility as well.

Annual examination system is followed in Faculty of Science, Arts and Commerce. There is equal distribution of 50% marks between internal and external evaluation. Answer Books are also being coded. Semester system has been introduced in all Agriculture Courses along with grading system. The mid-term examinations are also arranged for Agriculture Courses for internal assessment up to 30% of the total score. There is a central as well as door evaluation system in the examination. Provision of re-totaling has been made by the College. The examination schedule is strictly followed and the results are declared in time. The examination unit is computerized.

The permanent teachers are recruited as per State Government norms through Uttar Pradesh State Higher Education Service Commission as per UGC norms. Part-time teachers are recruited on ad-hoc basis through Selection Committee constituted by the College Management. During last 2 years 28 teachers have attended Seminars/Conferences and 4 teachers have contributed as Resource Persons. The teachers have the provision for study leave for professional advancement. Six National level Seminars have been organized during the last three years; 2 by Department of Geography, 3 by Department of Botany and 1 by Department of Physics. Some of faculty members have also authored text books.

All the departments with PG level programme enroll Ph.D. students and part of research work is carried out in the campus itself and the remaining work is carried out in collaboration with neighboring institutions like, BHU and ICAR institutes and others. There are linkages of the college with national institutes also.

Evaluation of teachers by the students on the guideline of UGC/NAAC has been started from the current session.

Criterion - III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The College promotes research culture and about 84% of teachers in the College have Ph.D. Degree. 64 students are currently registered for Ph.D. and 93 students have been awarded Ph.D. degrees during the last five years. Various Research Projects funded by different agencies like UGC, ICAR, UPCAR, Ministry of Environment and Forest are undertaken by Faculty Members in Science and Agriculture. Currently, three Research Projects are on going amounting to Rs. 48.77 lacs. Four Research Projects amounting to Rs. 37.73 lacs have been completed during the last three yeas. The College has linkage with University departments and other national institutes for training and research of staff and scholars. Many teachers are members of professional societies and subject associations.

The College provides Consultancy free of cost and Soil testing facilities to farmers of Purvanchal U.P. Students training on post harvest technology for making pickle, jam, jelly etc is arranged. The college student of agricultural faculty go to villages and stay there for about 40 days under 'Rural Agricultural Work experience' programme for farming, housing, health, sanitation programmes.

Extension activities are taken up by the institution. The Thrust areas include literacy drive, family planning, child welfare, health and hygiene awareness especially about aids, sanitation, environmental awareness etc.

There are two NSS units of boys and one NSS unit of girl students comprising of a total 300 students. There are two companies of NCC under which 270 boys and 70 girl cadets are enrolled. There is also a shooting range where boys and girls participate in shooting. These students undertake various activities like pulse polio drive, blood donation camp and anti-corruption drive. In 2004-05, 2 NCC cadets took part in pre Republic parade in Lucknow and 1 cadet in Republic parade at New Delhi.

There is potential for research in the college in all the faculties and in science and agricultural in particular.

Criterion - IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College encompasses an area of 100 acres which is shared by various institutions of the trust.The College runs in 2 shifts i.e. morning shift from 7.15 AM to 2.00 PM and Day shift from 9.30 AM to 4.15 PM. It has its own construction and maintenance Committee as well as separate department for maintenance, water and electric supply. The College has a Central Library which works from 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM. Over the years, the library has accumulated 1,08,000 books and subscribes to 45 journals. Reprographic facilities are available in the library. Book Bank facility is also available. However, computerization of the library has yet to be done.

The college has sufficient number of lecture room with adequate sitting facility for the students. The teachers are also provided the offices to work. There are spacious laboratories in science and agriculture faculties where students can do experimental work. The research laboratories are well equipped with required glasswares/ chemicals etc within the limited resources of the college. Inter departmental interaction are also adequate and a harmonious environment prevails in the campus.

The department of Botany has created a Botanical Garden enriched with various species of plants including the medicinal plants. The students are taken there and trained in the field.

The Zoology department has an animal house to house sufficient number of experimental animals for research and practicals. The Physics department consists of dark room facility.

The Administrative Block has also sufficient space and furniture to accommodate all essential offices.

The College has a Computer Centre equipped with 25 computers. The working hours of the Centre are from 8.00 AM to 5.30 PM. In addition, Examination Section and Central Office also have their own Computers. All the departments of science and agriculture as well as as Faculty of Commerce have their own computer facilities.

The College has a Health Centre for students and staff, which consists of 10 beds hospital. It is monitored by 1 Resident Doctor and 5 nursing staff.

The College has total 4 hostels for boys in the Campus which accommodate approximately 452 students. In addition, hostel facility for girls is available on sharing basis with another institution of the trust.. The hostels are neat and clean and well maintained. There is provision for free messing for 2 poor and meritorious students in every hostel. The hostel mess provisions are procured through college cooperative store.

The College runs a Canteen having 2 separate counters for boys and girls. A separate student Unoin Hall also exists in the Campus. There is a common room for girls and parking facility is available for students and staff. The college also has two Workshops i.e. Engineering Workshop for maintenance of agricultural farm implements and a carpenter workshop for general maintenance.

The College provides physical facilities for various sports and games for which it has one football ground, 1 hockey ground, 3 basket ball grounds (2 flood lighted), 3 volley ball grounds and 1 hockey practice arena. It also has one swimming pool, 1 wrestling hall, 1 gymnasium hall and 1 multi-purpose hall for table tennis etc. Facilities like javelin throw area, pit for long and high jump, distance throw circle etc. are provided for athletics. College utilizes the services of coaches to train students for these activities. Several players have represented the College at National and International level. Few of them have also represented at Olympics in Hockey. 1 student each has received Arjun Award and Laxman Award of Uttar Pradesh Government.

Housing facility is provided to some staff members, both teaching and non-teaching. The College has its own dairy and poultry farm which provides its products to staff and students on No profit and No loss basis. The College has fishery ponds and harvested fish are sold. This is used to train students to take up fishery as a profitable business. The College has a big agricultural farm covering an area of 50 acres irrigated land by its own tube-well. It also maintains a botanical and horticulture garden. The College also has a 'spiritual laboratory' - a big Sandhya Hall - where hostellers may go in for meditation and yoga for their spiritual development.

The optimal use of infrastructural facilities is being done by the College as IGNOU Centre and Bhartiya Bhasha Kendra (established by Uttar Pradesh Government) are located in the College Campus.

Criterion - V: Student Support and Progression
The College publishes annual Prospectus to provide information regarding College profile, rules of admission, Courses, fees structure etc. The drop out rate of students is 30%. The pass percentage of the College stands at 66 % although it varies from class to class. The continuous increase in the students enrolment without increasing the number of teaching staff leads to a very high teacher taught ratio. During the last 5 years several students have qualified UGC-CSIR (NET) and GATE examination. Some of the students have also qualified in the administrative examinations of IAS, PCS, and CDS etc. The College has given to the country many renowned administrators, academicians, scientists and sportsmen.

Various scholarships are given to students which include State Government Scholarship for SC/ST/OBC/Physically handicapped students; National scholarships and financial assistance from the College to the poor and meritorious students called Poor Boys Fund Scholarships. Mandi Parishad Scholarship is given to agriculture students. Old Boys Association Scholarship is also being distributed, sponsored by the alumni of the College. The Old Boys Association has also constructed two Guest houses for lodging facilities. At present 331 students are getting scholarship and 345 are getting free fee facility.

Placement services have been made available for students since last year.There is a need of competent academic counseling for its students. Teachers are the only source for this purpose. Students Union exists in the College and the Office bearers of the Union are elected directly by students every year as per guidelines of the State Government. The College publishes a College Magazine annually.

The student teacher relationship is very cooperative and interactive. The personal and academic problems of the students are discussed with the teachers and resolved. The Dean students welfare office organise the cultural programmes, quizzes, debates and other personality development programmes. Nature club organizes the student nature interaction programme. On the Foundation Day of the college, 7 days cultural programmes are held in the campus in the month of November every year.

Criterion - VI: Organization and Management
It is 'Udai Pratap Educational Society, Varanasi', a parent body, which runs the education units of this college. The College has a number of Committees to ensure proper management as per guidelines of UGC. Important among them are the Governing Body, Academic Council, Board of Studies and Finance Committee. The College also has the Grievances Redressal Cell comprising of two members of Governing Body and four Senior Teachers.

Two separate Teachers Welfare Funds are in existence. One is Shikshak Kalyan Kosh Samiti in which all permanent teachers are members and contribute Rs. 30 per month. Another is Teachers Welfare Fund created from the contributions of 5% of the examination remuneration earned by the teachers. This fund is run by Principal/Controller of Examination and provides a loan of Rs.10,000/- to college teachers.

The College has a registered cooperative society Udai Pratap College Sahakari Samiti Ltd. The society supplies rations and household articles. The society provides loans to staff members of the college up to an amount of Rs. 25,000/-. Udai Pratap Mahavidyalay Karmchari Vetan Bhogi Sahakari Rin Samiti Ltd., a registered society of teaching and non-teaching staff provides loan to its members upto an amount of Rs. 1.5 lakh. There are a few schemes in the College for the Welfare of poor and needy students like Poor Students Fund, free messing facility in the hostel and Earn While You Learn for students of agriculture.

A high power committee of management should be constituted to motivate teachers to start self financing courses to generate additional funds and library should be strengthened by internet facility and by procuring more books.

The appointment of regular staff is as per the state government rules. However, ad-hoc appointments are done by the college management committee. The reservation policy of the state govt. in appointment and admission is strictly followed.

Purchase of major items are made through sealed quotations/tenders. The College has a standardised annual auditing by a chartered Accountant. The College does not have a deficit budget for the last two years.

The college premises is neat and clean and lush green which provides an academic atmosphere. The College caters to the need of higher education of both urban and rural population and it has contributed significantly for the progress of the rural masses of this region.

The College has good infrastructure facilities in terms of buildings, classrooms, library, laboratories, hostels, sports, and examinations.

The student teacher interaction is very cordial and a sense of discipline prevails in the whole campus. The administrative staff is cooperative and is willing to work.

Sandhya Hall for spiritual advancement has been developed as a spiritual laboratory for yoga and meditation. The College also has its own generator to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity. The College has excellent facilities for out door games and sports.

The College encourages its teachers to undertake research work. A certain degree of research atmosphere pervades in the College.

The College has an active Alumni Association which offers several scholarships and has also helped in creating two guest houses with all amenities in the college.

The College has three units of NSS and two companies of NCC to undertake various social and personality development activities.

The college has strengthened the regular academic programmes through three Self-financing Courses at the PG level and PG diploma in computer science.

Semester system and credit system has been adopted for courses in agriculture.

Seminars are taken up for PG students in order to develop communication skills.

The college cultivates civic responsibilities among students along with the sense of discipline through 'Jagrat Vidyarthi Samaj' as a student association.

Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi was conceptualized and created by a Philosopher and saint Late Rajrishi Udai Pratap Singh Judeo to promote the education to enrich the society with value system of this region. The parent body Udai Pratap Educational Society established Primary school, High school, Intermediate college and Degree college leading to Ph.D. degree. The campus is spread over 100 acres of lush green fertile land with an academic atmosphere. The campus is neat and clean and well maintained comprises of nearly 30 departments in Arts, Science, Commerce, Agriculture and Education faculties. More than dozen of teaching programmes are offered to the students. It imparts instructions to nearly 5000 students including both boys and girls by learned faculty of over 170 qualified competent teachers.

The course contents are of very basic nature and of applied too. Some of the vocational courses are also given to the students in the self-finance scheme to provide jobs and self employment opportunities. The sport facilities are very good and some of the students have been Olympians, Arjun awardee and Laxman awardee. The agriculture faculty is enriched and has the potential to modernize the agriculture system of this region. The science faculty has good teaching and research laboratories to train the students.

The college has great impact in the development of this region and many distinguished personalities are alumni of the college.

The committee suggests the following academic programmes in view of the existing financial constrants and the aspirations of the students to further enrich the college.

Curriculum should be revised regularly as per the current requirements. More flexibility in subjects is required in the form of optional papers.

Women education may be encouraged through courses in areas of Home Science, Music, and Fine Arts, Women Studies etc. to meet the declared goal of equality of educational opportunity to boys and girls of rural areas.

The college has sufficient infrastructural facilities in sports and has initiated B.P. Ed. and BPE teaching programmes in sport department in self finance schemes.

There is a need to develop a system to monitor the student's progress on a regular basis. The internet facilities in the library and in the hostel is also needed.

Class room teaching may be made more interesting and interactive with the use of Audio-Visual aids and modern teaching methods.

The college should constitute Internal Quality assurance Cell (IQAC) for academic excellence.

Semester system with continuous evaluation may be introduced for all the courses.

Remedial classes may be arranged for disadvantaged and slow learners and coaching classes for the weaker students and for the competitive examinations.

Feedback obtained from the students may be systematically analysed and effectively utilized for the improvement of teaching learning process in the institution.

The faculty members should be encouraged to apply for Major and Minor Research Projects from UGC and other funding agencies and more research facilities should be created in the campus.

The Student Council should be more active and Folk-Cultural arts should be encouraged.

Grievances Redressal Cell should be more active. Being a coeducational institution, a Women Cell is required to redress the problems of girl students.

(Prof. Satya Prakash)

(Prof. Kalpana Mathur)

(Prof. Raj Pal Singh)

(Dr.Chitralekha Chouhan)

(Dr. R.S.Singh)

December 14, 2005

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