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MKP PG College, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal)
MKP PG College, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal)
Address:No 10, New Road
Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal), India
MKP PG College, Dehradun Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) is a recognised institute / college. MKP PG College, Dehradun Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) is also known as Mahadevi Kanya Pathshala Post Graduate College.
MKP PG College, Dehradun Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) was established on / in 1902.
MKP PG College, Dehradun Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) is situated in Dehradun of Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.
Contact Details of MKP PG College, Dehradun Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) are : Telephone: +91-135-2654926, 2654829
MKP PG College, Dehradun Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) runs course(s) in Arts, Science, Degree stream(s).
MKP PG College is affiliated with Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Garhwal
Profile of MKP PG CollegeMahadevi Kanya Pathshala a girls school established in the year 1902 by Shri Jyoti Swaroop and his wife Smt. Mahadevi, a progressive and visionary couple of Dehradun, whose noble intentions and philanthropic silent revolution that was taking shape in those days of subjugation to the British. This revolution slowly but inexorably dispelled the darkness of ignorance by ushering in the light of knowledge and the awakening of the women of northern India.
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NAAC report of Mahadevi Kanya Pathshala Post Graduate College (MKP PG College)Section - I : Preface
Mahadevi Kanya Pathshala Post Graduate College, Dehradun, Uttaranchal offered itself for Assessment and accreditation by the National Assessment Accreditation Council (NAAC) by presenting a self-study report. A peer team consisting of Prof. K.L. Kamal, former VC, University of Rajasthan as Chairman and Prof. Satinder Bajaj, Principal, Lady Irwin College and Prof.Yoginder Verma, Director, Academic Staff College, H.P. University as members. The Council constituted the team to visit the institution and validate the self-study report. The team visited the institution for two days from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2004. Dr. Latha Pillai, Adviser NAAC coordinated the team visit from Bangalore. Prof. Yoginder Verma coordinated the visit on behalf of NAAC.
Mahadevi Kanya Pathshala Post Graduate College, Dehradun, affiliated to the Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttaranchal was established in 1958 as a grant-in-aid college with a beautiful campus covering a total area of 82.68 bighas. The college provides education in arts, science, commerce and job-oriented courses such as Library & information science, Functional Hindi, Office Management and Forestry & Wildlife Management. It is a grant-in-aid college and is recognized by UGC under 2(f) of UGC Act in 1968. The college is offering 20 academic programmes of which 3 are under graduate, 7 post graduate, 6 Ph.D. and 3 Post Doctoral programmes. It has introduced one self-financing programme in Library and Information Science.
The college has qualified teaching faculty strength of 48 permanent teachers and six temporary and six part time teachers. Out of 60 teachers, 41 teachers are holding Ph.D. degree. The total number of administrative staff is 21 and technical staff is 20. The student strength of the college is 3028 including students studying in UG, PG, Ph.D. and self-financing courses. The college offers courses in all the three faculties i.e. arts, science and commerce. At UG level in arts the courses offered include Hindi literature, English literature, Economics, Political Science, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Drawing and Painting, Home Science, History, Mathematics, Office Management, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Sanskrit, Music (Vocal), Music (Sitar), Music (Tabla) and Commerce, and at PG level in arts Hindi Literature, Economics, English Literature, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. In the faculty of science courses offered at UG level are Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Forestry. At the PG level there is only one department of Chemistry. Faculty of Commerce offers courses in Accounts and Commerce. There is also one under graduate department of Library and Information Science.
It has common facilities such as library, computer center (run by a private party), sports facilities, canteen, welfare schemes, vehicle parking shed, NCC, NSS, rover rangers, working women's hostel and laboratories.
The peer team visited the college on Aug. 13 & Aug. 14, 2004. It analyzed the self-study report submitted by the institution. During institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments and facilities, and interacted with various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were visited. The peer team also interacted at length with the members of Management Committee, Principal, faculty members, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the college. The team also validated the necessary documents. Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the peer team analysed the self-study report and validated it. The assessment of the college on the bases of its strengths and concerns is submitted criterion-wise as follows:
Section 2 : Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
Mahadevi Kanya Pathshala Post Graduate College, Dehradun, Uttaranchal affiliated to Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttaranchal is a grant-in-aid college. Besides, under graduate courses in arts, science and commerce, the College also offers postgraduate and Ph. D. courses in the subjects of Psychology, Chemistry, Economics, Hindi, English, Political Science and Sociology. The courses being offered are those of Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttaranchal.
The college is running three vocational courses, namely Office Management, Functional Hindi, and Forestry and Wildlife Management. It has also introduced another course, Library and Information Science in self-financing scheme from the session 2004-05. The affiliating nature of the college allows less scope for flexibility. Even then the college has made certain attempts to achieve its goals through the existing curricula. All the courses are reviewed and updated by the University.
Some teachers are members of Board of Studies. The college has introduced certain interdisciplinary components in the subjects of Political Science, Sociology, Hindi, Economics, Chemistry, etc. The department of Commerce needs to be given regular status. Many distinguished persons visit the college to give lectures and inspire the students. The students also get instruction, training and inspiration through socially relevant activities, like NCC, NSS, Rover Rangers, Field Visits, etc.
There is a potential for introduction of postgraduate course in the subjects of Drawing and Painting, Sanskrit, Home Science, and Biotechnology. However, these courses may be introduced when adequate faculty, space and other teaching-learning facilities are made available
The Management Committee possesses vision for the introduction of certain job-oriented courses. The students also feel such need. Career-oriented courses may be introduced under self-financing scheme by out-sourcing specialized academic input. The linkages with government and non-government agencies, and industry need to be strengthened. Further, inter-departmental linkages may also be developed.
Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The college has a transparent admission procedure. The students are selected for admission to the college strictly on academic merit. It publishes the prospectus every year, which provides information regarding the admission procedure, the courses, the fee structure and other information relevant to admissions. The students have wider choice in choosing courses of their interest.
The college assesses the knowledge and skills of students by asking questions, oral and written tests, practical knowledge test, demonstrations, practical files, assignments and projects. At the beginning of session, a timetable committee is formed to frame the main timetable. In a department, the senior most teacher allocates the paper and time table for all teachers of the department. Accordingly all teachers prepare their own teaching plans. Lecture method is the dominant method of teaching. In some departments, group discussions, demonstrations, field trips are also utilized. Teaching departments do not have modern educational gadgets such as OHP, slide projector, computer, LCD, etc.
The college has the practice of awarding medals and scholarships to students on the basis of their performance in annual examination. There is no house examination. Due to defective policy of holding annual examinations and making admissions, the teaching days left with departments are 160, which are less than as stipulated by the UGC.
Teaching positions are created as per the workload of the departments and teachers are appointed in accordance with the norms set down by the state government. The positions are advertised in the Newspapers. As compared to number of students and teaching workload analysis, the number of teachers is much less than the requirement in a number of departments. This leaves a little time for research and extension activities. There is a system of self-appraisal by the teachers but is not effectively implemented.
During previous two years more than 65% teachers have attended seminars, orientation programmes, refresher courses, conferences and workshops. The conduct of seminars and workshops is not a regular feature of the college. It conducted NAAC meet in 2002-2003. The college has qualified and committed team of teachers. Some of them have excelled in their respective fields and earned recognition at national and international level.
Teachers in department of Psychology have attended international seminars, however, this is not so in other departments. Among others, teachers in the department of political science, Sanskrit, Drawing and Painting and Hindi are doing evidently good research and extension work. One teacher from the department of political science has attended international workshop and also prepared a documentary film. Some of the recognitions earned by the teachers are Doon Ratna by State Conference of Intellectuals; Lifetime Achievement Award in Human Rights; Bharat Vaibhav; Young Scientist; Best Teacher by Lions Club; AIFACS State Award; etc.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Besides imparting knowledge in different streams, the college is also encouraging research by way of engaging PG students in project work, allowing study leave to the teachers and helping teachers by way of making adjustments in teaching schedule. About 96 % teachers are engaged in active research. There were eight research scholars in 2001-2002, nine in 2002-2003 and one in 2003-2004. Research students do not get any financial support. One teacher in the department of Sanskrit, one in Political Science and one in Mathematics have ongoing research projects amounting to Rs. 2,95,736/-, Rs. 84,500/- and Rs. 28,500/- respectively. UGC and Department of Culture, Uttaranchal Government are funding these projects. There is a need for motivating teachers for taking up research projects and attract better funding from various funding agencies like UGC, CSIR, DBT, AICTE, ICSSR, etc. The college undertakes certain extension activities and promotes outreach programmes. NSS have eight units which are actively taking up a number of activities such as community development, health and hygiene awareness, adult education, AIDS awareness, social work, medical camps, blood donation camps and environment awareness. NCC has also brought name to the college. Besides NSS and NCC, the college also has population education club, eco-restoration club, and women studies council.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has good infrastructural facilities. The college has been able to get grants-in-aid from UGC and donations for the development of infrastructure. A committee undertakes the annual maintenance of infrastructure. The college is optimally utilizing classrooms by way of bringing necessary adjustment in timetable. The classes are spread over from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Some departments such as Hindi require more space. The college has well-maintained and lush green campus. The college has a library, which is managed by the library advisory committee. The library is well-equipped and maintained under the leadership of highly qualified and committed librarian and her team of efficient staff. There are approximately 72,000 books and 51 journals/periodicals and 25 newspapers. Library has inter-library borrowing facility. It is kept open for seven hours a day and six days a week during working days. Some departments have also small departmental libraries for reference purpose.
The college has a computer centre being run by CCMC, an outside agency at the campus which works for about seven hours on working days. Hindi and Psychology Departments have one computer each. There is also one computer in the office. The college lacks necessary arrangement for providing health services at the campus. The college has facilities for the games like handball, basketball, hockey & badminton court. It encourages sports persons by providing them refreshment, uniforms, etc. The college has a hostel where 189 students were accommodated during 2002-2003. It has also working women hostel in which 97 and 105 women were staying during 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 respectively.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The college publishes its prospectus at the beginning of each academic session. This contains the information regarding admission criteria, fee structure, financial aid schemes, academic calendar, curricula, sports activities, rules and regulations about library, etc. It also includes the colour of college uniform. The students, particularly new entrants have good opinion about the discipline and teaching activity in the college. The dropout rate at different levels is very less. The meritorious students are provided national scholarships, scholarships introduced by various agencies, national loan scholarship. There are also numbers of schemes for helping the economically backward students such as book bank scheme, fee concession, and full free ship scheme and scholarship for scheduled caste, scheduled tribes and backward classes.
The college has an alumni association which has become active in its activities. It requires to create data bank of its alumni and to undertake activities that establish better linkages with other institutions. The college has number of recreational/leisure time facilities such as indoor games, outdoor games, nature clubs, debate clubs, student magazine, cultural programme and dance/music competition.
The college does not have any counseling cell for providing guidance and counseling to the students. Even personal counseling is missing.
Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The managerial structure of the college is well defined. The college has an elected Management Committee including representatives of teachers and non-teaching staff that takes all policy decisions within the framework of University Rules and the decisions of Government of Uttaranchal. The Management Committee has constituted two sub-committees, namely Staff Welfare Committee and Academic Planning Committee and these committees have started working in view of the vision of the college with enthusiasm. For day to functioning of the college, there are sub-committees headed by senior faculty members. These are: administration committee, maintenance committee, garden committee, hygiene committee, academic committee, and discipline committee.
The college has in-built mechanism to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff by marking attendance and surprise visit by the Principal. The college has internal audit mechanism. The college has also two welfare schemes. A welfare society is running in the college with 80 members. Mangalam, a welfare body has been formed for taking care of the interest of teaching and non-teaching employees. Under this scheme a member is insured for Rs.25,000/- and is given interest free loan up to Rs.10,000/- in case of serious sickness/surgery/accident. The loan facility is also available under GPF/CPF scheme.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The institution has completed hundred years and has rich tradition and great sacrifice of its founders in its making. It is the only premier college in the state of Uttaranchal imparting education to girls empowering them to meet the challenges of modern society while remaining firmly rooted in the their ancient Indian cultural traditions. Some of the unique features of the college which have enhanced the academic ambience of the college are:
A very spacious clean, well-maintained and beautiful campus providing conducive environment for effective teaching learning process.
A built-in system of internal quality checks in all administrative and academic activities.
Teachers are encouraged to participate in seminars and workshops.
The college inculcates civic responsibility among the students by involving them in various programs.
Eminent personalities are invited for delivering lectures and inspiring the students.
The students are involved in community orientation through different activities such as reach one teach one, health and hygiene, tree plantation, disaster management, blood donation, polio awareness rally, helping earthquake victims in Uttarkashi and Gujarat, etc.
The college undertakes various activities for promoting general/ transferable skills such as capacity to learn, communication skills, numerical skills, information technology skills, team building skills, etc. by undertaking various activities.
This institution is one of the oldest institutions in the field of girls' education in north India.
The College organized academically and socially useful activities in collaboration with University Women's Welfare Association, ONGC Officers' Ladies Club,
III- Overall Analysis:
Mahadevi Kanya Pathshala Post Graduate College, Dehradun although established in 1958 is in a way a century old heritage institution , started in 1902 as a Pathshala. The college is situated in the heart of Dehradun, the Capital of Uttaranchal covering 82.68 bighas of urban land.
The Peer Team makes the following observations and suggestions based on the visit to the departments and other constituents of the college, interaction with the management, faculty, students, alumni, parents and others associated with the institution.
The Team has noted some of the commendable aspects of the institution which are as follows:
The Management has a clear vision and firm commitment.
The college has a strong qualified, committed teaching faculty. Particularly a mention may be made here of the department of Psychology which has reputed teachers and eminent researchers. They have prestigious publications. This department is comparable to any good department of any prestigious institution. Teachers in the departments of political science, drawing and painting, Sanskrit, Sociology, Hindi and English, are also doing good work. It is really commendable that out of 60 teachers as many as 41 possess Ph.D degree.
The College has beautiful natural pollution and congenial academic atmosphere.
It is a heritage institution, having been awarded as Second Best College among the private and government colleges in Uttar Pradesh. Rs. 75,000 was given as an award for development and quality enhancement.
Some of the faculty members are recipients of prestigious awards.
The performance of students in the University examinations is commendable.
The Alumni Association is active. The alumni of the college occupy very prestigious positions such as Professors, Poetesses, Writers, Medical Doctors, Advocates, Heads of Institutions, Justices, Actresses, Artists, Singers, Journalists, Civil Servants, etc.
The College imparts education in 11 regional languages at Bhartiya Bhasha Kendra in the evening.
In spite of many odds, challenges and constraints the institution has come to occupy a prestigious place in the state of Uttaranchal. It is a premier institution in women education in the state. The attitude of management and faculty is positive and there exists a good potential for future growth. In the wake of global challenges and the emerging academic scenario the College has to be more innovative and creative. The College has to modernize its academic programmes and techniques. However, a few recommendations are made for bringing improvement and assuring quality.
There is an urgent need to strengthen the academic and administrative leadership of the institution. The leader should have vision, commitment, drive and devotion. There should be a permanent Principal selected on merit with fixed tenure. Stopgap arrangement is detrimental to the growth of an institution, which is built on strong foundation of great sacrifices and commitment of its founders.
More infrastructural facilities such as well-equipped laboratories, modern teaching gadgets - OHPs, computers and LCD projectors should be provided.
In this age of globalisation, computer with Internet facilities be made available in all the departments.
Library and office administration should be computerized.
The college may establish its own computer center with Internet facility for the benefit of students.
The college should also develop its own web site for sharing information with the outer world.
There seems to be great need to have career-oriented courses particularly, Functional English, Tourism, Folk Culture, Fashion Designing, Mass Communication and Journalism, Career Counseling and Guidance, Medicinal Chemistry, Computer Applications, etc. It may also think of starting B. Ed and courses in physical education, Geology, Social Work and Functional Sanskrit.
The departments such as Psychology, Political Science, Chemistry, Sociology and Hindi may be motivated to start their own research journals.
Since the nature is bountiful, the region has great potential for development, teachers should be motivated to formulate research proposals and submit to national level agencies such as UGC, DST, DBT, ICSSR, CSIRÂ¸ etc. for seeking financial assistance for undertaking area specific research.
The number of teaching days needs to be increased from 160 to 180 as per the UGC guidelines.
A special emphasis needs to be given in the development of all-round personality of students by way of holding contests, competitions and hobby classes.
The college may setup Counseling and Placement Cell for helping students to get suitable employment or career.
There is a need for mobilization of finance so that vacant faculty positions are filled up and new programmes are started.
The college should provide academic support for preparing students for NET, SET and competitive examinations.
The Peer Team puts on record its gratitude to the members of Management Committee, Principal, Coordinator, the faculty, non teaching staff, students, Alumni and Parents for their kind cooperation and hospitality.
( K. L. Kamal)
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