Certificate Courses: The College offers one year regular cost-effective certifications in the following fields for students who cannot take up academic programmes affiliated to the university. These courses equip the students with vocational skills that are helpful in setting up of their own small entrepreneurships or working in small units.
Banking and Insurance communication skills.
Certificate in Fashion Designing.
1.2.2 Does the institution offer programmes that facilitate twinning /dual degree? If ‘yes’ give details.
1.2.3 Give details on the various institutional provisions with reference toacademic flexibility and how it has been helpful to students in terms of skills development, academic mobility, progression to higher studies and improved potential for employability.
• Range of Core /Elective options offered by the University and those opted by the college.
• Choice Based Credit System and range of subject options.
• Courses offered in modular form.
• Credit transfer and accumulation facility.
• Lateral and vertical mobility within and across programmes and courses.
• Enrichment courses.
a) Core options:
The College follows the curriculum prescribed which is mandatory. There are two core options—Hindi/Marathi/Sanskrit--at Under Graduate level within the framework of university rules.
b) Elective options:
The College offers wide range of elective options within the framework of the university in Home-Science Faculty and elective option are personality development, Yoga and kitchen gardening. The electives are offered to encourage inter-disciplinary academic pursuits and to enhance students‘competency and job prospects. The institution provides flexibility to the students in making choice of the elective options depending on their interest and requirement.
c) Add-on courses:
The College offers 3 Add-on courses.Fashion Designing, Communication Skills in English Language, Banking and Insurance.Academic flexibility in terms of time is available for the students to complete their programme of study as per the norms of the affiliating university.
Flexibility to the students to move from one discipline to another:
The College allows a change from one discipline /faculty to another within the time frame of one month. The college also permits changes between elective subjects within the time frame of one month. Flexibility to pursue the programme with reference to the time frame is in conformity with the university rules.
1.2.4 Does the institution offer self-financed programmes? If ‘yes, list them and indicate how they differ from other programmes, with reference to admission, curriculum, fee structure, teacher qualification, salary etc.
Yes, the college offers self-financed programmes both at UG and PG level.
Admission: Keeping in view the employment potential of these courses, merit isthe main consideration. The eligible candidates are interviewed to assess their creativity and innovative skills.
Self-Financed Programmes offered Fees Structure Rs. Per annum
BBA : 12000/-
BCA : 13000/-
MCM : 13600/-
M.A Marathi: 8657/-
M.A Music: 13256/-
M.A English: 8657/-
M.A Sanskrit 8657/-
M.A Sociology 8657/-
M.A Home-Eco 13256/-
M.A Political Sci 8657/-
M.A philosophy 8657/-
M.Sc (F&N) 24712/-
Admission to the above courses are made on merit basis following the norms of the university and reservation policy
Curriculum: The curricula prescribed by SGB Amravati University are followed.
Fee Structure: As per University Norms
Teacher Qualifications and Salary: Highly qualified and meritorious candidates with a good research potential are appointed on Contributory basis.
Salary: Appropriate honorarium is given
1.2.5 Does the college provide additional skill oriented programmes, relevantto regional and global employment markets? If ‘yes’ provide details of such programme and the beneficiaries.
Yes, the college provides skill oriented programmes relevant to regional andglobal employment markets to keep pace with the changing global trends and requirements. Add-on courses in Fashion Designing, Applied Psychology, and TheCollege has additional Skill oriented programmes like Fashion Designing, communication skills in English Language, Banking and Insurance.
Entry into Services, Remedial coaching, coaching for NET and equal opportunities cell: Proposals for these schemes are under consideration of UGC the Department of English conducts the certificate course in Communicative English and remedial coaching for SC/ST students.
1.2.6 Does the University provide for the flexibility of combining the conventional face-to-face and Distance Mode of Education for students to choose the courses/combination of their choiceif‘yes’how does the institution take advantage of such provision for the benefit of students?
1.3 Curriculum Enrichment
1.3.1 Describe the efforts made by the institution to supplement the University’s Curriculum to ensure that the academic programmes and Institution’s goals and objectives are integrated?
The College being affiliated to the University it does not have the option of formulating its own curriculum. Still, the courses offered have their relevance to the institutional goals and objectives (Majority of UG /PG Programs are Computer oriented). The college aims to inculcate the highest intellectual standards through rigorous academic commitment and discipline. Students are inspired to aspire for higher level of academic achievement by mastering the subject chosen to study. The institution strives towards overall development of students and quality enhancement of learners through various aspects of holistic personality development, orientation programs and life skill enrichment programs conducted during their period of studies that focuses on managerial skills, communication skills, leadership qualities, analytical skills, etiquettes, group discussion, global warming, awareness on environment through guest lecture, moral and ethical values, role and scope of women in uplifting the society. The College ensures that the University curriculum is followed in the best of the spirit. The College academic calendar is prepared every session with the active involvement of the College Examination Committee and Heads of the Departments. The Principal makes sure that the curriculum framed by the University is supplemented in such a way that it reflects the mission and vision of the Institution. Regular feedback obtained from the stakeholders, with respect to the quality of the enrichment programmes, are monitored and evaluated by the IQAC and necessary remedial measures are incorporated in the future.
1.3.2 What are the efforts made by the institution to modify, enrich and organize the curriculum to explicitly reflect the experiences of the students and cater to needs of the dynamic employment market?
The College, being affiliated to the Sant Gadgebaba Amravati University, does not have the option of formulating its own curriculum. Nevertheless, a sincere effort is made to modify and enrich the curriculum to suit the intellectual requirements of students in the fast paced life through the involvement of faculty, department and other stakeholders.
University level: Faculty Members who are on Board of Studies take initiative tomodify, enrich and organize the curriculum.
As per UGC guidelines, teachers of our college, who are on Board of Studies andBoard of Examinations have stressed the need to study Environment Science in terms of relevance to regional and global needs.
At Institution level: The College has taken measures to cater to the global market needs based on the true assessment of strength and services offered in the campus.Use of computers and providing in-depth knowledge in the respective subjects. Under the aegis of Vocational Studies, special training and tailor made orientations in the upcoming fashion designing. The college has opted certificate courses in Fashion Designing, and Communicative English, MS-CIT and soft-skills to prepare the students for the dynamic employment market. All the departments in the College conduct seminars, workshops, group discussions and field visits to enrich the curriculum.
National and Global Trends
Keeping in view the recent spurt of fashion industry all over the globe, Diplomas and Certificate courses in Fashion Designing, Communication Skills in English Language, Banking and Insurance have been introduced.
Ecology and Environment
Ecology is one of the compulsory subjects at UG level in Home-Science faculty and environmental science is compulsory at second year of UG courses.
M.sc in (F&N) is run by the college to understand importance of nutrition, and to know the diet composition under various diseased conditions and to understand global nutritional problems.
Gandhian study centre is set up by the college with financial assistance of UGC with a view to inculcate Gandhian thoughts and his philosophy among the students. Books, study material are available for the students. It spreads values of life among the students.
Various programs for Personality Development are arranged by the colleges which are introduced for all-round development of students.
Certificate Course in Spoken English and Remedial for minority students are conducted which helps to improve communication skill, vocabulary and improve the grammer.
1.3.3 Enumerate the efforts made by the institution to integrate the cross cutting issues such as Gender, Climate Change, Environmental Education, Human Rights, ICT etc., into the curriculum?
To integrate the cross cutting issues like gender, climate change, environment education, human rights, ICT etc. positively into the curriculum, the college has established Women Empowerment Cell, Grivance redressal Cell.
Gender Sensitization:Panel Discussion on Women Rights, Seminars on Gender Equity are organized to create awareness about Gender issues and promote gender equity
Climate change: Extension lectures on Global warming, Ozone layer depletion, and Carbon emission organized to spread the message across all sections of society.
Environmental Education: Environmental studies subject is taught in the university syllabus. Awareness programmes on environmental issues are a regular feature. Poster presentation and documentary films are shown on the environmental to sensitize the students. Students are given inputs regarding the concept and taken to field visit as part of their assignments and project work. The College celebrates World Environment Day, Earth Day, Ozone Day and other important days to drive home the significance of environment.
Human rights: Anti Female- Foeticide Programme, Nutritional Councelling during Pregnency and Lactation, Grievance Redressal Cell is active in the college campus. Talks on Consumer Rights organized, women rights are organized and Human Rights Day is observed.
ICT: The College has state-of-the-art infrastructure for imparting computer training. ICT is included in the curriculum of PG as well as UG classes of all computer courses and classes of some interdisciplinary courses. This foundational knowledge of computers and technology training make the students a part of global information system and enhances their employability.
1.3.4 What are the various value-added courses/enrichment programmes offered to ensure holistic development of students?
Moral and ethical values
Employable and life skills
Better career options
Certain specially designed programmes enrich the curriculum by catering to theneed for the development of various skills of the students. Our mission being toensure holistic development of students, the college offers the following value added programmes:
Inculcation of Moral and Ethical values:
The Students are motivated by way of special lectures so as to instil moral and ethical values in them.
Yoga and meditation programmes are arranged.
Self-realization programs in collaboration with the Art of Living are organized.
Spiritual discourses at regular intervals through Programs on Gurupornima and Sharda utsav.
Community orientation programmes such as Blood Donation camps, Visits to Old Age Homes, School for Blind are organized.
Employable and Life Skills:The Placement Cell consist of Soft skill Trainers and Language Trainers. Career Counselling workshops are organized to orient the students. It is a regular practice of the institution to invite expert resource persons to conduct workshops on the development of interview competence among the students. Students are also allotted different responsibilities in organizing various events and activities such as cultural programmes, competitions, seminars, workshops etc. In this way, they improve their team building and organizational skills.
Better Career Options: The College provides regular computer classes for all students to develop their skills of advanced computer operating principles, E-content development, Multimedia, and awareness on recent trends.
Community Orientation: Institution regularly organizes Blood Donation Camp, AIDS awareness, Rubella vaccinaton camp, Lectures on obstratics, Environmental awareness programs, and observes World Water day, Global warming in collaboration with NSS, Rotary Club, and Gardan Club to inculcate social consciousness among students. Environment friendly initiatives, drive against female foeticide and other social outreach activities like visits to old age homes, School for the blind are organized to make them socially responsible citizens. The innovative certificate courses and the extension activities which instil social consciousness enrich the curriculum and ensure holistic development of students.
1.3.5 Citing a few examples enumerates on the extent of use of the feedbackfrom stakeholders in enriching the curriculum? The college networks with the stakeholders to collect and document responses on curriculum from the stakeholders. The students express their opinion on curriculum through response sheets/ feedback.
Feedback from Parents on curriculum, placement, trends and teaching methodology is obtained during Parent Teacher Meeting sessions.
Responses on curriculum are also collected from Alumni.
The IQAC analyses feedback and prepares response chart for future use by the Principal.
The feedback has been utilized in enriching the curriculum in the following manner:
The present syllabi of Commerce and Computer Applications are based on industry-market needs.
Masters in Commerce introduced to meet the demand of stakeholders.
Inclusion of project work in the semester pattern of B.Sc home Science.
1.3.6 How does the institution monitor and evaluate the quality of its enrichment programmes?
The college uses education as the tool for empowering women and through the transaction of the enrichment programmes it has adopted it seeks to address theall-round development of the students enrolled in the various academic programs it offers.The feedback on various enrichment programmes in the form of interactions, discussions and suggestions as received through response sheets and is analysed bycoordinators and a summative report of the same is submitted to the Principal. The Institution makes sure that the programmes offered in the curriculum include contribution to national development, fostering global competencies among students, inculcating a value system among students, promoting the use of technology and quest for excellence.
1.4 Feedback System
1.4.1 What are the contributions of the institution in the design anddevelopment of the curriculum prepared by the University?
Designing and restructuring of courses mainly lies on the Affiliating University.The college, however, makes significant contribution in the curriculum design and development.The existing courses are restructured and updated to meet the emerging nationaland global trends by reviewing periodically the syllabus of the reputed institutes, by organizing and attending education fairs and seminars/conferences on emerging trends in various sectors. Our faculty keeps themselves aware of changing national and global trends by attending Refresher Courses and participating in seminars.
The college holds meetings to review the adequacy and viability of the existing courses and the changes required in the contemporary system are discussed with all the faculty members. In-house departmental meetings are heldto review the courses and programmes.
Feedback of students and their parents on the desired changes in the curriculumare obtained. Inputs from alumni and employers are also taken into consideration. The Management’s vision and perception of teaching programs is also conveyed.The feedback thus obtained is analyzed. The Principal discusses the key findingswith the Heads of the Departments. After thorough discussion a draft is prepared.Members of staff on statutory academic bodies communicate the suggestions/recommendations to the Board of Studies’ meeting held at the University for redesigning the programs for appropriate and effective inclusion by the university.
1.4.2 Is there a formal mechanism to obtain feedback from students andmade use internally for curriculum enrichment and introducing changes/new programmes?
The existing programs are reviewed and new age programmes introduced to create better opportunities for students. Feedback from students, alumni, parents, academic peers and community are obtained for formulation and introduction ofnew courses.
A) Students: A Proforma based on NAAC recommendations has been designedto obtain feedback on curriculum. The Proforma is distributed through randomselection of students.
b) Alumni: Alumnae Meet which is a regular feature provides a platform to its old students to participate in college activities and give their valuable suggestions on curriculum.
c) Parents: The feedback on curriculum is obtained during the Parent-Teacher Meet organized to apprise the parents with the performance of their ward and obtain their feedback on the functioning of the college.
d) Academic Peers: National seminars, conferences, workshops and extension lectures organized from time to time to facilitate exchange of ideas with the peer group and update the faculty about the latest emerging trends.
e) Community: Fairs, cultural programs, social outreach activities provide opportunity to interact with community and introduce need based programs. The feedback thus obtained is analysed. The Principal discusses the key findings with the Heads of the Departments. The changes recommended in various courses are tabled in Board of Studies meetings by the member teachers for appropriate inclusion by the university.
1.4.3 How many new programmes/courses were introduced by the institutionduring the last four years? What was the rationale for introducing new courses/programmes?)
The college is growing in terms of the wide range of the curriculum offered at the undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) levels.The college offers a plethora of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the faculty of Humanities, Home-Science, Commerce and Computers in tandem with the contemporary competitive educational scenario to empower women through quality education and make them job fit in the contemporary world. The college has started the following new programmes to keep pace with the requirements of the changing educational scenario.
M.A Political Sci
New age academic programmes, value added and skill oriented programmes relevant to the contemporary times have been added to keep pace with the intellectual requirements of the fast changing globalised world.
M.Com introduced keeping in viewthe growing demand of commerce programmes in the contemporary global educational scenario.
Elective Options in UG Courses
In the B.Sc Home Science faculty elective options are offered.
Inter Disciplinary Programmes
Diploma course in Fashion designing, Communication Skills in English Language and Banking and Insurance.
Career Oriented Courses:
BBA, BCA and MCM courses have been introduced.
Any other relevant information regarding curricular aspects which the college would like to include.
Educational tours are organized for the students to impart practical knowledge and experience regarding various curricular topics and concepts.Educational exhibitions are organized with active involvement of the students on subjects broadly related to their curriculum and with interdisciplinary overlay, thereby benefitting students of other faculties also.
The college has an Internal Magzine ‘Surbhi’, which gives an excellent opportunity to express their extracurricular and curricular subject knowledge or skill appropriate rewards are given for article or work of excellence.
CRITERION II: TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION
2.1 Student Enrolment and Profile
2.1.1 How does the college ensure publicity and transparency in theadmission process?
The college has a transparent admission process. The dates of admission for various courses as per university guidelines are displayed on the website, advertised through Cable T.V., and displayed on the notice board of the college.
Admission Notice is also notified through the newspapers. The prospectus and application form is uploaded in the college website.Application forms can be downloaded or bought at the college.
a. College Prospectus
The college ensures wide publicity to the admission by printing College Prospectus containing the campus profile, details of Academic Programmes (conventional, vocational, innovative)designed to fulfill the needs of students in the contemporary scenario, the vision, mission of the institution, the facilities/ scholarships for meritorious students, fee structure , list of members of executive body, LMC members staff members, administrative staff and details of the various prizes and the awards given by the college to the students in the various fields. Ordinances related to students are also mentioned