Annual Quality Assurance REPORT -- 2009-10

 
Prepared by I.Q.A.C, Barpeta Girls' College, Barpeta (Assam)

Name of the Institution Year of REPORT
   
Barpeta Girls' College, Barpeta
Dist: Barpeta (Assam)
Pin-781301
2009-10

PART-A
The Plan of Action Chalked out by the IQAC of Barpeta Girls’ College, Barpeta:
  1. The college will organize at least two seminars/ workshop at State & National level respectively which has social & academic aspects.
  2. Free studentship will be given to at least 20 students belonging to economically poor, physically challenged & poor minority students of this college at degree level.
  3. Teachers’ will be encouraged for involving themselves in the research field.
  4. Stakeholder programme will be initiated.
  5. Steps for improvement of career among faculties will be initiated.
  6. Preparation of Question Bank project will be started.
  7. Step will be taken to improve the pass percentage in the final examination by conducting more internal examination.
  8. More books will be purchased for library covering existing subjects for the betterment of the students.
  9. Detailed Plan & Estimate will be submitted to the UGC for infrastructure development.
  10. Steps will be taken to increase the percentage of external examinations.
  11. Necessary step will be taken to increase enrolment at UG level of the college.
  12. Better infrastructure facilities to the hostel.
  13. Improvement of Play-ground and necessary sports materials.
Part-B
a. Activities reflecting the goals & objectives of the institution:

To fulfill the goals & objectives of the institution a number of programmes have taken by the college during the year 2009-10. These may be summed up as follows:
  1. Total 20 needy cum minority students from economically backward families were awarded free studentship along with free hostel accommodation to 2 (two) students.
  2. To create awareness among the women folk of the society on social rights, the Equal Opportunity centre under UGC fund of the college has organized a day long workshop on “Sensitization of Women in Social Rights” on 23rd June, 2010 in the college.
  3. To draw out the creative skills of the students, the college has published its “ Annual Magazine”.
  4. The college has submitted plan & Estimate under various heads of 11th Plan period to the UGC and accordingly received the following financial grants against the proposal submitted.

  5. 1. College Development Fund : Rs. 11-00 lacs
    2. College Development Grants    
      (Under Merged Scheme) : Rs. 78-00 lacs/ 85 thousand.

  6. A month long UGC sponsored Coaching Classes was arranged by the college for entry in state & Central Govt. services. This was a great experience. Total 100 students of various communities of the district attended the same and get benefited through this.
1. NEW ACADEMIC PROGRAMME INITIATED:

The college has taken an initiative under the banner of IGNOU Community College Scheme and accordingly registered its name under IGNOU and taken up some short term certificate programmes like:

(1) Cerficate in Food & Nutrition
(2) Certificate in Information Technology
(3) Certificate in NGO Management
(4) Certificate in Functional English
(5) Certificate in Business Skill
(6) Certificate in Primary School Mathematic. etc.

Response of the students on the above mentioned course of study is found very encouraging.

2. INNOVATION IN CURRICULUM DESIGN AND TRANSACTION:

The college is affiliated to G. U and as such it has no authority to design any curriculum. We merely carry out and follow the curriculum designed by the G. U as per instruction.

3. INTER-DISCIPLINARY PROGRAMMES STARTED:

The authority to start inter-disciplinary programme lies with the Gauhati University itself to which the college is affiliated. Till now no such programme exists in G.U. Syllabi. However, a student enjoys the options to offer any elective subject from among a number of subjects within a particular discipline. Apart from the G.U’s interdisciplinary programme introduced in different educational institutes, the college has started some intra-disciplinary programmes from its own resource like- class room work shop on each and every subjects once in a month.

4. TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION:

Teaching learning & Evaluation are integrated indissoluble component of education. The teaching fraternity of the college introduced reflective teaching to the students. The evaluation process of the college is also based on very effective order. Generally two UNIT TEST are being held in an academic session of each class preferably in the month of September & November. This year the authority has introduced “progress report card” of internal examination for parent’s information.

5. EXAMINATION REFORMS IMPLEMENTED :

This is again a responsibility of the G.U because all the final examinations are conducted by it. The detailed procedure of examination, mark distribution of each question paper , setting question papers, supplying answer scripts etc. are conducted by the university. The college is merely an agent to implement the instruction of the university. No reform has been introduced in the U G level during the current academic session. Presently, the college has been adopting three internal examination system for each classes i.e.1st , 2nd Unit Test & Final Test examination. Moreover, apart from single year ending test/ Annual examination, two unit Tests for each class has been introduced recently.

6. INITIATIVE TOWARDS FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME:

In regards to faculty development programme, the college has taken manifold activities like: Group discussion among faculties on Assamese literarure, publication of Wall megazine, debate competitions, participation of teachers in various state level & national level seminars. faculties are also relieved in due course to participate in orientation programmes and Refresher Courses conducted every year in various academic staff colleges in India.

It may be worth mentioning here that following three of our faculty members have been engaged in Minor Research Project works under UGC:

1. Abdul Jabbar Ali Ahmed, Deptt. Of Economics
2. Saptam Hazarika , Deptt. Of Pol. Science
3. Rita Moni Bayan, Deptt. Of Philosophy.

Besides, Mrs. Hiranmayee Pathak, Sr, Lecturer in the Deptt. Of Economics has been awarded M.Phil degree by Global Open University, Nagaland this year.

While Prof. Deepa Das Patgiri & Bharati Das took part in the “Enterpreneurship Development Programme for 12 Days organized by IIE, Guwahati this year.

As a part of career advancement following lecturers of our college attended in RCs/Ops in various ASC during 2009-2010.

Sl.No. Name of the Lecturers Name of the Course Name of the ASC
1 Mrs. N.R.Das R/C Gauhati University
2 Mrs. Deepa Das Patgiri R/C Gauhati University
3 Mrs. H.Pathak R/C Gauhati University
4 Mr. K.M.Haque R/C J.M.I., Delhi
5 Mr. Z.I.Khan R/C Punjab University, Chandigarh
6 Mr. Saptam Hazarika R/C Nainital Univerity, Himachal Pradesh
7 Mr. Rajesh Kumar Das ( Librarian) R/C Gauhati University

7. TOTAL NUMBER OF SEMINAR/ WORKSHOP CONDUCTED:

The college hosted one important seminer on the topic “Sensitization of Women in Social Rights” on 23rd June, 2010 in the college.

Besides, one two-day long training programme on “ Community College Functionaries was organsied on 7th & 8th August, 2010.

Large number of participants gathered in both the programmes from every corner of the NE India.

8. RESEARCH PROJECT:
1. Newly Implemented : Nil
2. Completed : Nil

9. PATENTS GENERATED, IF ANY:

No patent has been generated by the college so far.

10. NEW COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAMME:

Research is a short term vision of the college. Till now no new collaborative research progarmme has been implemented by the college due to financial constraints. Moreover, some of our teachers have already registered their names for Ph.D in the Gauhati University/ Magadh University at their own cost.

11. RESEARCH GRANTS RECEIVED FROM VARIOUS AGENCIES:

Since the college has not received any research grants from any source yet, the college has not been able to take research project from its end.

12. DETAILS OF RESEARCH SCHOLARS:

However, five of our Sr. Lecturers are carrying on research works at their own cost under various guides of G.U. Two of them are from Assamese Department and the others are from P.Sc./ Education and Anthropology Department.


Sl.No. Name of the Scholars Deptt. Research Title/Date of Registration at G.U University
1 Prof.(Mrs) A.Nath Assamese Ramdhenu Yugar Suti Galpat Manabatabad/dtd.9th November,2004(Final l Registration) Gauhati University
2 Prof.(Mrs) D.Das Patgiri Assamese Ananta Kandalir Sahitya Nirmittirajir Bhasha Tatwtik Bisleshion/ Dtd.27/12/05 (Final Registration)
Gauhati University
3 Prof.(Mrs) A.M.Bharali Pol. Sc. Socio-Economic Status of Women belonging to Hira Community of Barpeta /Dtd. June, 2004 ( Final Registration Gauhati University
4 Prof. K.M.Haque Education Comparative study of Vedic and Buddhist education in India ( Final Registration) Gauhati University
5 Prof.(Miss) B.Kalita Anthropology A Study on occupational Change among the Kaibortya’s and Bania’s of Barpeta Town ( Final Registarion)
Magadh University
6. Prof. Pranjit Sutradhar
Anthropology A study on under five child mortality and Morbidity among the BODOS and CHAUTALS of Kokrajhar District, BTAD, Assam  

13. CITATION INDEX OF FACULTY MEMBERS AND IMPACT FACTORS :

The faculty members of the college has not been rewarded for their academic performance due to paucity of its infrastructure and other official problems.

Because the college had taken over under Deficit system of Grant-in Aid in the year 1998. As a result no remarkable index has yet been generated by the faculty members for their career development and therefore less academic impact found among faculty members.

14. HONORS / AWARDS TO THE FACULTY :

This year no award/ honour has been received by any faculty of the college.

15. INTERNAL RESOURCES GRANTED :

The scope of generating internal resources other than tuition fees is very little. But yet the college has leased out one of its Fisheries and earned a sum of Rs5,000/- (Rupees Three Thousand )/per year.

16. DETAILS OF DEPTT. GETTING SAP,COSIST(ASSIST)/DST,FIST etc. ASSISTANCE/RECOGNITION :

No departments getting SAP,COSIST(ASSIST)/DST,FIST assistance/recognition yet.

17. COMMUNITY SERVICES :

The college feels deeply responsible to the society. Keeping this view in mind the teachers of the college participated in a protest & demonstration against the present price hike in every commodities and submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister of Assam through the Deputy Commissioner, Barpeta.

18. TEACHERS AND OFFICERS NEWLY RECRUITED :

Two more teachers have been recruited this year against FDP of UGC namely Miss Bondita Borbora, Deptt. Of Pol. Science & Miss Daisy Rani Deka in the Deptt. Of MIL(Assamese).

19. TEACHING, NON-TEACHING STAFF RATIO :

The ratio between Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of the college at present is 2:1

20. IMPROVEMENT IN THE LIBRARY SERVICE :

The College has a Central Library with 9000 volumes of Books including Text, Reference & General. It subscribes 30 journal of national and state level, 4 nos. periodicals, Govt. bulletin etc. The library at present is fully computerized with domestic version of library software.

The college Central Library follows Open Access System. Books are classified subject wise and arranged on shelves for easy access. Students are provided freedom to select and borrow books as per their need and taste in library hours.

Besides the college has its departmental libraries for seven department consisting 500 volumes of books each including departmental journal.

The college central library provides book bank facilities to the needy students.

Besides internet facility is also given to both teachers & students. The college library is hoping to have its own SOUL version of INFLIBNET this year. Communication in this respect is going on.

21. NEW BOOK / JOURNALS SUBSCRIBE AND THEIR VALUES :

During this academic session, the college has purchased number of books of different subjects an amounting to Rs. 1,50,000/- (Rupees One lakhs Fifty thousand). Through UGC fund.

22. COURSES IN WHICH STUDENT ASSESSMENT OF TEACHERS IS INTRODUCED AND THE ACTION TAKEN ON STDENT FEED BACK :

In view of student feed back on various courses, the college has conducted one study selecting number of student using stratified random sampling method and in formations were collected through a questionnaire prepared as per NAAC suggestion. After threadbare analysis of the collected questionnaires, no adverse comments were found neither against the teaching learning process nor the course curriculum of the TDC programme.

23. COMPUTERISATION OF ADMINISTRATION AND THE PROCESS OF ADMISSION, RESULTS AND ISSUES OF CERTIFICATES :

Due to financial constraints, the college has not been able to computerized its administrative operations yet. It may be mentioned here that the G.B. of the college deeply feels the importance of computerize its administrative branch. Steps have been taken to initiate such process and will be acquired shortly.

24. INCREASE IN THE INFRASTRUCTURAL FACILITIES :

The college was fortunate during the last academic session because some remarkable works were undertaken in regards to infrastructure development. The construction works of college central library, students’ Day Home, Reading Room, Cutting & Knitting Cell have been completed this year. Moreover, separate departmental cell along with modern amenities have been provided by the authority to each department.

25. COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AND TRAINING TO TEACHERS AND STUDENTS :

The College has its own computer education center. Most of the teachers have been given the basic training in computer education such as typing and storing data, entering data etc. Computer education has been made compulsory for all 1st year students of UG level.

26. FINANCIAL AID TO STUDENTS :

Majority of our students are coming from the remote and dilapidated areas of the district and most of the students are belonging to poverty stricken families for which they are not able to get themselves admitted at proper time of admission. On the other hand due to financial crisis of the parent body, authority could not open both hands to all those students in respect of admission and other financial matters. But it is worth mentioning here that during the academic session 2009-10, the college authority has given free admission to 20 students along with financial support from the student welfare fund of the college.

27. ACTIVITIES AND SUPPORT FROM THE PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATION :

Directly the college has not been able to form any parent-teachers association due to apathy and ignorance of most of the parents towards the academic development. Besides some parents come off and on not to discuss the academic upliftment of their daughter but to discuss examinations and admission related matters. It has been seen that some conscious parents come sometime and discuss informally with the authority and suggest some measures to develop its infrastructure. The rate of such parent is very poor. The college has initiated some steps to attract the parents to come forward to this effect. One of the steps is distribution of unit test result to the parent concerned by post.

28. INCENTIVES TO OUTSTANDING SPORT PERSONS :

The college has its own fund for the development of Games & Sports among the students community of the college. Incentives are given to the outstanding sportsmen who secure top position in annual sport meet of the college in the shape of medal & mementos. Besides the college authority has decided to provide physical instructions to the students to show their caliber in the field of Games & Sports.

29. STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS :

The college has proud to keep on record about the performance of one students namely Miss Roniara Begum who secured highest marks in Assam in the subject “Home Science” this year.

30. ACTIVITIES OF THE GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING CELL :

The college has its Guidance & Counseling Cell under the co-ordinatorship of Prof. S.A.Ahmed .Lect, Deptt. of English. along with two other members Prof. Bhanitashree .Kalita, Lect. in Anth & Prof. H,M.Pathak, Lect. in Eco respectively. They have conducted numbers of interaction with the student community at student Day Home of the college. The cell acquired numbers of Govt. bulletin, professional course materials, magazines narrating academic issues etc. and displayed the same during the last academic session. The process of interaction and display is still going on.

Besides, a UGC Network Resource Centre has been established this year.

31. PLACEMENTS SERVICES PROVIDED TO STUDENTS :

The college has not been able to provide any placement directly to the students through its placement cell due to some reasons yet i.e. lack of professional course, scarcity of fund etc. But efforts are taken to this effect indirectly.

32. DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES FOR NON-TEACHING STAFFS :

Mr. Kamal Krishna Talukdar, working LDA of the college has participated in the short term training programme of office management & Accountancy oranised by ASC , Gauhati University. Moreover, Bulu Rani Das & Dulu Takuldar , LDA & Lib. Bearer respectively actively took part in the awareness training programme of AIDS organized by RedRibbon Club at Guwahati.

33. HEALTHY PRACTICES OF THE INSTITUTION :

For the development of academic competition towards achieving the highest destination amongst the student community of the college, a merit award in the form of GOLD MEDAL will be awarded to the student who gets top position in degree final examination.

34. LINKAGE DEVELOPED WITH NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL /ACADEMIC /RESEARCH BODIES :

Some of the members of teaching staff has established academic linkages with different national academic bodies like- North East Economic Association, Political Science Forum of Assam etc.

PART-C
DETAILED PLAN OF THE INSTITUTION FOR THE NEXT YEAR :

To fulfill the mission & vision of the college, the following plans are envisaged for the next year. It is expected that if these goals are achieved, the college will be abled to keep pace with the time.

  1. Necessary steps will be taken to enhance enrolment especially at UG level through proper implication of teaching learning facilities.
  2. The construction of the outstanding works of the UGC funded RCC Girls’ Hostel building will be completed for 30 boarders during the academic session.
  3. The college will organize at least two seminars/ workshop at State & National level respectively which has social & academic aspects.
  4. More researches zeal will be created among the faculty members.
  5. Importance will be given for quality update among the students’ community. Also academic and cocurricular activities will be increased among the students to foster competitive zeal among them.
  6. Depending upon the UGC allocation, the college is planning to construct an Indoor stadium for development of sport infrastructure and an administrative building.

(Akbar Ali Ahmed) ( Dr. Gunindra Das)
Name and Signature Name and Signature
Co-ordinator, IQAC Chair person, IQAC


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