Institutional website has been developed. Complete details are placed on the website of college www.rdgeducation.org and it provides online access to the requisite information about the college.
c. Advertisement in Regional/ National Newspapers
Advertisement is given in leading local as well as national level newspapers. Handbills listing the salient features of the college are also circulated in regional newspapers to enhance the quality and quantity of admission.
d. Any other (specify)
Banners are put up at prime locations.
Visits to local schools in different areas.
Courses offered in the college are popularised through media advertisements, distribution of pamphlets and participation in educational fairs.
2.1.2 Explain in detail the criteria adopted and process of admission Ex. (i) merit (ii) Common admission test conducted by state agencies and national Agencies (iii) Combination of merit and entrance test or merit, entrance test and interview (iv) any other) to various programmes of the Institution.
A premier institution with a progressive outlook, aspirants from diverse backgrounds of the society seek admission in RDG College. Good university results, beautiful campus and various campus facilities attract the students for admission.The plethora of courses offered along with the quality of academic input attracts applicants for admission in the college. Student enrolment procedures are in strict accordance with the norms required by the State Government/University for the aided stream. The college has more autonomy in the choice of candidates for the self-financed courses. However, it remains true to its mission of imparting holistic education to young women from all strata of society. Hence, the student profile of the college is often a healthy mix of young women who are high achievers and the under-achievers, the privileged and the marginalized, cutting across different economic and social backgrounds.
Rooted in the firm belief that educating a woman is to educate a family, College is supporting needy students with resources in the form of liberal scholarships and stipends, career counselling and academic guidance within and beyond the classroom.
The college has constituted different admission committees for different streams. Committees consist of 5to6 staff members along with convener. Principal is the head of all admission committees. The committee scrutinizes the application for admission with respect to fulfillment of the eligibility criteria prescribed for admission by the SGB Amravati University. The marks obtained in Higher Secondary Examinations forms the basis for admissions to first year of UG level. Institution admits students from economically backward classes, Wards of widows, destitute, children of victims of terrorist attacks, natural calamities, affected persons under the free education scheme of the affiliating university. Postgraduate admissions are made with Minimum 50% marks in the Bachelors Examination of SGB Amaravati University or any other recognized University. In case of SC/ST, and physically handicapped candidates the minimum percentage marks required shall be less by 5%.
Admission to PG courses is based on B.A/ B.Sc/ B.Com score. Eligibility conditions are as per SGBAU rules. The details of admission rules and procedures along with application form are available after the declaration of University results. Applications are invited from the students for M.Com, M.A, M.Sc. (F&N). Admission is granted strictly on the merit basis due to limited number of the seats available.
2.1.3 Give the minimum and maximum percentage of marks for admission at entry level for each of the programmes offered by the college and provide a comparison with other colleges of the affiliating university within the city/district.
For General courses, like B.A., B.Sc. Home Science the cut off percentage for admission at the entry level is as prescribed by the university eligibility. Our mission being to provide the benefit of education to the lesser privileged and marginalized sections, there is no cut off percentage for admission at the entry level
For the Professional courses like B.Com, the cut off percentage at entry level is 60%. Merit in the qualifying examination is the main consideration. Talent in extracurricular activities and sports achievements at national level is given weightage (eligibility condition as per Amravati University)
For various courses the eligibility criteria of the affiliating university SGB Amravati University is adhered to.
B.Sc (Home Science)
M.A (political Science)
M.Sc. (F & N)
2.1.4 Is there a mechanism in the institution to review the admission process and student profiles annually? If yes ‘what is the outcome of such an effort and how has it contributed to the improvement of the process?
The institution has a mechanism to review the admission process and student profile annually. Admission Process has been automated and the profile of the students admitted is fed into the computer. Our admission committee makes an analytical study about their academic background and economic status from the statistical data (number and composition of the candidates applied and admitted in the undergraduate programme) obtained.
The departments whose programmes are in high demand are encouraged toconsider starting additional sections in the self-financing stream whereas those with very low demand are directed to take extra measures to enhance their enrolment. In this process, a few departments like History, Sociology, Political Science, and Economics have made necessary changes in their undergraduate programme, intensified their publicity mechanism and thereby succeeded in augmenting the quantity and quality of their enrolment.
Review of the admission process and the subsequent analysis of the studentprofile help in providing equal representation from all sections of the society. Student performance record in all the fields, academic, extra-curricular and sportsis maintained in the office. The students, who bring laurels to the institutions inacademics, sports, extra-curricular are given incentives and liberal concessions atthe time of admission for the following year.
2.1.5 Reflecting on the strategies adopted to increase/improve access for following categories of students, enumerate on how the admission policy of the institution and its student profiles demonstrate/reflect the National commitment to diversity and inclusion
Reservation policies of the government are rigidly followed to ensure that the strategies adopted by the government in the creation of equity and provision ofaccess to the SC/ST and OBC applicants are implemented.Help desks are set up at the college entrance to assist applicants from the mostbackward sections in the admission process. Career Guidance and CounsellingCellunits are also set up to help the new entrants make the right choice and fillup the application form.
Different Categories of Persons with Disabilities
Physically challenged students are admitted adhering to Government norms.
The college provides Management and Endowed scholarships for students fromeconomically weaker backgrounds. There is also a provision to give some relaxation in the fees for poor students; they are exempted from the payment of college development fees and vehicle stand charges.
Students from disadvantaged/less privileged sections of society are givenliberal concessions.
Full fee concession is given to deserving students.
Students belonging to this section are allowed to pay the fees in installments.
Books are given from the Book Bank
Outstanding Achievers in Sports and Extracurricular Activities
Sport students are given admissions in the subjects of their choice. They are given full Feeconcession.
Sports kit and transport facility is provided.
Special provisions have been made with regard to the coaching for sports
students keeping in mind situations beyond their control which results in their prolonged absence from classes.
The college also provides the following scholarships/Stipends:-
Government, University, Military Stipends/Scholarships, as per rules.
Stipends (by Govt.) for granting educational facilities to the children ofpolitical sufferers.
Scheduled Caste/Tribe Scholarship/ Backward Class Scholarship.
2.1.6 Provide the following details for various programmes offered by the institution during the last four years and comment on the trends. i.e. reasons for increase / decrease and actions initiated for improvement.