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The college has a tri-colour flag of its own, the green symbolising youthful vitality, the red chivalry and sky-blue generosity. Inscribed on the emblem are the name, location and the year of foundation of the college and below it the golden motto of education— ‘Education is that which liberates us’ (Sa Vidya Ya Vimuktaye).
42 Kms south to the university of Burdwan, 28 Kms West to the Tarekeshwar station, 14 kms & 20 Kms. north-east to Kamarpukur and Jairambati respectively, the college is named after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the great son of India. Adjacent to the Arambagh sub-divisional town across the Dwarakeshwar, the college is situated in the village of Kalipur, Hooghly, a place which shows a happy harmony of natural ambience and urban civilization. Blessed with the hallowed memory of Raja Rammohan Roy, Sri Ramkrishna paramhansa Dev, Ma Sarada Devi and Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar, the place has a glorious heritage of its own, and has produced a number of great scholars.
The history of this college goes back to the period of India’s independence. It was in 1948 that the college was established. For the first 9 years, however, it was affiliated to the Calcutta University as an intermediate college. In 1957, the college was upgraded to a Degree College. In 1960, the year of foundation of the University of Burdwan, this college was affiliated to this varsity. Since then, with a gradual march the college has assumed its present status. Whereas in 1948, it started with only 96 students, its present roll strength is 5747 having as many as 21 honours Departments. Besides, the college offers the facility of studying some rare courses like Plant Protection, Computer Science, Electronics, Environmental Science, BBA, BCA, Music and Santhali. Moreover, there are two distance education centres—IGNOU and NSOU. Students from different walks of life earn Certificates, Diploma of under-graduate and post-graduate degrees in different subjects.

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SWOC – analysis

Strengths:

 

  1. Interest among students of as many as four districts to get enrolled in the college.
  2. Running of as many as 21 Honours courses and 1 PG course.
  3. Competent and committed teaching faculties many of them having Ph.D and M.Phil degrees, some of them acting as Ph.D guide or getting engaged in Post –doctoral work.
  4. Regular publication by the faculties and undertaking major/minor projects (UGC – funded) by the faculties.
  5. Scope for faculty improvement programmes.
  6. Perfect co – ordination among all wings of the college conducting a good academic ambience.
  7. Good rapport among the teachers and the students.
  8. Decentralised administration.
  9. Separate rooms for each department with Seminar Library, Computer facility and other teaching aids, where students can freely interact with the department teachers.
  10. Remarkable class culture and innovative teaching methods like conducting Quiz, GD and seminar by students.
  11. Good infrastructural facilities including building, auditorium, hostels (for Boys and Girls), central library, departmental library, application of ICT in the departments and in office with Wi-fi facility in the college campus.
  12. Facility of N – list Inflibnet in the library and publication of referred journal with ISSN by Teachers Council.
  13. Satisfactory unit cost.
  14. Facilities for extra–curricular activities like sports, games and cultural activities of the students including publication of wall magazine.
  15. Active NSS and NCC units of the college.
  16. Various welfare schemes of the teachers and the students.
  17. Environmental awareness among students.
  18. Some innovative works and a few best practices including those ensuring community service.
  19. Self – assessment of teachers, assessment of teachers and campus by students.
  20. Regular academic and administrative audit.
  21. Conducting all the college and university examinations as well as many public examinations successfully.
  22. Regular activities of the Grievance Redressal Cell.
  23. Assessment and accreditation at the B++ grade by NAAC.

 

Weaknesses:

  1. Permanent teaching staff shortage out of 60 sanctioned posts, only 40 are filled up.
  2. Permanent non – teaching and technical staff shortage (out of 37 and 26 respectively only 19 and 15 are filled up).
  3. Lack of proper non–teaching staff development.
  4. ICT – oriented teaching and official activity is still not up to the mark.
  5. Delay in the publication of the souvenirs of different state/national/international seminars leading to a gap in organization on those kinds of seminar in the last few years.
  6. The activities of parent–teacher association, Alumni, Women’s Cell are not up to the mark leading to none – too – happy gender sensitizing schemes.
  7. Lagging behind in the activities of the Carrier – Cum – Guidance Cell.
  8. Lacking in Collaboration, Consultancy and Linkage.
  9. No Green Audit

Opportunities:

 

  1. Good relation among all wings of the college.
  2. Good academic results down the last few years in the Honours and PG course enabling the students to either pursue still higher education and to make them eligible for jobs of different kind.
  3. Visiting reputed institutions and renowned faculties during excursions conducted by the different departments.
  4. Formation of IQAC engaged in the task of monitoring quality sustenance and quality enhancement as per the guidelines of NAAC.
  5. Development of research mentality, particularly by the NLIST-INFLIBNET and the publication of Focus, the refereed journal.

Challenges:

 

  1. Introducing the M.Sc. course in Mathematics due to lack of staff and introducing M.Com course due to ever decreasing students in the subject so that already existing seatsin the Department of University Campus are not filled up.
  2. Making up the deficiency in the permanent teaching and non – teaching staff by part – time/contractual whole time/guest faculties or by overwork of the existing staff, which quantitatively may be all right, but the question of quality remains intact, to a certain extent.
  3. Conducting more national/international seminars.
  4. To make the students pursuing General course more class – oriented and improving their results.
  5. Reducing the drop – out as far practicable.
  6. Achieving a higher grade than the one obtained by last NAAC assessment in 2007, and making the college one of the centres of excellence in future.

 

Future Plans

  • Enhancing the strength of Permanent Faculty
  • Introducing more PG courses
  • Registering Alumni Associations and activating it as far as tractable
  • Accelerating the works Women’s Cell
  • Developing Parent –Teacher Association
  • Ensuring greater enrolment of students from Backward Community and curbing their dropout rate
  • Organising more National /International Seminars
  • Enhancing UGC sponsored Major or Minor Research Projects
  • Developing Tutorial Classes/ Academic Counselling outside  the class
  • Developing Extra-curricular activities
  • Struggling for CPE status.

Teaching Methodology

The following are the innovative approaches / methods adopted by the faculty during the last four years :-

  • Arranging quiz, group-discussion and subject based seminar talks given by the students themselves.
  • Using ICT as and when necessary in terms of power point presentation, animation software and PDF documents, particularly in Science as well as Commerce subjects.
  • In order to make IT-Oriented Teaching-Learning programme all the more effective, the college has of late launched 2 e-classrooms (Smart classrooms). This is obviously a new feather to the crown of the College