SELF STUDY REPORT FOR 2nd CYCLE OF ACCREDITATION
The College was accredited by NAAC (1st Cycle) in 2007 and since then it has attained a number of prestigious milestones. Post-Accreditation, the College had gained status as a College with Potential for Excellence (CPE)-Phase-I, having received a grant of Rs. 1,27,00,000/- from the UGC in December 2011. It had also received special financial assistance from DST, Government of India, under its FIST Programme in 2012. The College had also gained recognition as Star College by the Department of Biotechnology, GOI, having received a grant of 49,00,000/- in May 2012. These grants had been effectively utilized for the overall development of the institution, with a view to implementing the valuable suggestions of the NAAC Peer Team Committee Report, 2007.
The highest academic body of the College, the IQAC has been formed post the 1st Cycle of Accreditation and it plays a key role, assuring quality upgradation of the College in all spheres of academic and extra-curricular activities. The University results bear witness to the consistently good academic performance of students in all the disciplines. Since the 1st Cycle of Accreditation by NAAC, Honours courses in Geology and Hindi have been introduced, and the University of Burdwan has recognized the College as a centre to teach PG courses in Botany, Urdu, Zoology and Geology. At present the College runs 8 PG courses (all affiliated under the University of Burdwan) with an aim to promote advanced studies and a ‘research culture’ among its students.
The College has extended its infrastructural framework to meet the needs of students, teachers and non-teaching staff. The Central Library of the College has been modernized with NLIST from INFLIBNET enabling students and teachers to access books and journals readily via this advanced system. Computer facility has been extended to students, teachers and the College Office. Separate computer laboratories are maintained in Departments of Mathematics, Geology and Commerce. Accounts Application (HRMS) is readily accessed by the College Office (as per instruction from the Govt. of West Bengal) and this has ensured smooth functioning of the Accounts Management System.
To cater to diverse needs of the students, the College has the following provisions: one central students’ canteen, separate Common Room for boys and girls, a Career Counselling and Placement Cell, Grievance Redressal Cell, Anti-Ragging Committee, NCC and NSS Units and an Internal Complaints Committee (to look into matters related to gender sensitization and sexual harassment).
Its aim always being quest for excellence, at present, the College is busy getting prepared for the 2nd Cycle of Accreditation by NAAC.