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Lady Brabourne College

SELF STUDY REPORT NAAC 2014

Lady Brabourne College

SELF STUDY REPORT NAAC 2014

CONTENTS
Pages
Preface
Executive Summary
Profile of the College
CRITERION-WISE INPUTS
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
Criterion II : Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
Criterion VI : Governance, Leadership & Management
Criterion VII : Innovations and Best Practices

23-36
37-68
69-130
131-178
179-206
207-226
227-248

EVALUATIVE REPORTS OF THE DEPARTMENTS


Profile of the Principal

249-258

Arts
Department of Bengali
Department of English
Department of Sanskrit
Department of Urdu
Department of Persian
Department of Hindi
Department of History
Department of Philosophy
Department of Political Science
Department of Sociology

259-272
273-294
295-304
305-312
313-320
321-326
327-336
337-344
345-362
363-370

Science
Department of Physics
Department of Chemistry
Department of Mathematics
Department of Botany
Department of Zoology
Department of Microbiology
Department of Economics
Department of Geography
Department of Statistics
Department of Computer Science (General Course)
Post Accreditation Initiatives
Certificate of Declaration
D : Denotes documents per item being preserved for NAAC Peer Team on-site inspection

1-22

371-390
391-408
409-420
421-432
433-452
453-472
473-482
483-496
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Lady Brabourne College

SELF STUDY REPORT NAAC 2014

PREFACE
Lady Brabourne College, a premier Girls' College in Kolkata, West
Bengal, is recognized as an Institution of quality education in its own
right in the state. The Institution is awaiting the Second Cycle of
Accreditation and is also celebrating the completion of its Platinum
Jubilee in 2014. In February 2006 the College had been favourably
inspected by the NAAC Peer Team and was awarded an A grade.
Since then the College has attained a number of prestigious milestones:
it has gained status as Centre with Potential for Excellence (CPE); it
has been recognized as a DST-FIST Centre; it has also acquired DBT Star status, strengthening its
foothold and enhancing its reputation. The College spreads its academic umbrella in various new
directions to accommodate, nurture and stimulate bright impressionable minds. To give a systematic
account of the various achievements of the College, it is appropriate to consider how it has grown in
terms of teaching, research, infrastructure and administrative improvements.
University results would bear witness to the consistently good academic performance of the students
virtually in all the disciplines the College has been teaching. Moreover, since the time of initial
accreditation three new PG departments teaching Mathematics, Physics, English have been opened,
and formalities have been completed for the latest PG department which will impart advance study
in Bengali. The inauguration ceremony for the same has been celebrated. In addition one new
Honours department teaching Hindi and two new departments offering general courses in Computer
Science and Women Studies have started functioning. The College also operates five career oriented
courses, in Computer Application, Spanish Language, Public Relations and Advertising, Multi
Media & Animation and Food and Drug Safety. This has allowed the College to extend its academic
support to newer genres for students and has increased the size of student intake significantly.
The academic community of Lady Brabourne College has always believed that quality teaching
must be augmented by an environment of good research. Accordingly, the Faculty has taken pains in
building up a vibrant ambience of research. At present the College takes pride in a very active
Womens Studies Centre, dynamic Post Graduate Programmes, publications of inter-disciplinary
research volumes, including one on East Kolkata Wetland Project, ISSN journals, ISBN books
including the peer-reviewed journal The Lady Brabourne College Journal, now in its fourth volume,
as well as national and international Conference Proceedings. The list of Major and Minor Research
Projects sponsored by the CSIR, the ICSSR and the UGC, which are undertaken, completed and
in progress will be evident from the following Self Study Report (SSR) and the documentary records
of the College's Annual Reports. It is worthwhile to mention the PG department of Physics has
signed MoU with the S. N. Bose Centre for Basic Sciences and Tezpur University, Assam and the
PG department of English is progressing towards another MoU with the Satyajit Ray Film & Television
Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata, to conduct an integrated course on Texts and their Visual Representation.
The College management is seriously pursuing the opening of an Advanced Research Centre involving

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the existing Post Graduate departments and efforts are underway to meet the requirements and
proceed with the formalities.
Good teaching and research cannot be performed in a vacuum. To say the least, it needs a favourable
environment. To this end the College has set up a fine infrastructural framework to meet the various
needs of the students, teachers and non-teaching staff. New buildings including a second hostel
campus and a large examination hall with an adjacent office have been completed, while a new
academic block is under construction. For an all-round development of the students, the College is
running three canteens along with a food court, quite a few reprographic centres, one modern
gymnasium in the hostel and a computerized and digitized library with increasing reading hours. At
the same time, to take care of the different needs of the students the College has set up an active
Psychological Counseling Cell, a Grievance Redressal Cell and an Anti Ragging Cell; There is also
an active Career Counseling and Placement Cell and a Remedial Coaching Centre in operation. The
National Service Scheme (NSS) units have won several prizes and honours for their commendable
work for the underprivileged. While a big generator ensures continuous power supply, an environment
friendly Solar Energy Conservation Centre and a Rainwater Harvesting System are being set up as
an alternative energy source as well as water recycling process. To add to the tenor of lush green
playgrounds a newly built Butterfly Garden adorns the hostel campus.
The College has systematically advanced its IT-enability scope. There is an efficient, high speed,
campus wide intranet with secure internet accessibility for the users. Administration, accounts
applications (COSA), library (NLIST from INFLIBNET) are accessed and managed via V-LAN
(Virtual LAN).
On the administrative side students admission at both UG and PG levels have been completely on
line since 2007. Databases of students and teachers are complete, and that of the non-teaching staff
is to be shortly undertaken. Last but not the least, a very active IQAC and a strong, supportive
Alumni Association protect and ensure the quality of academic and extra-academic activities of
Lady Brabourne College.
We at this august institution believe that empowering women as complete human beings, rising
above gender restriction, needs holistic education. The institution thus takes good care to academically
enrich, professionally expose within permissible scope and spiritually motivate the young ladies to
enable them to become positive minded people who will become the future citizens of India. We
hope that in the near future the College will have advance research facilities, increasing interface with
industries, more inter- disciplinary activities and professional coaching centres so that the students
can have more access to national and international opportunities to lead meaningful lives. At the
same time the College is very proud and conscious of its heritage and culture and sustains awareness
of same among the young wards. Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata hopes to remain as a symphony
of many voices and cultures as celebrated in the College Anthem
Ek sutre bandhiachhi sahasrati mon

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SSR Compilation and Analysis Team of Lady Brabourne College, 2014


Standing L to R: Dr. Shaheen Sultana, Dr. Bidisha Chattopadhyay, Dr. Mahuya Mukhopadhyay, Smt. Snigdha Pain,
Dr. Sanjukta Mondal (Parui), Dr. Sudeshna Dasgupta, Smt. Debleena Roy, Dr. Nabanita Kundu, Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti
(Guha), Dr. Joysri Acharyya
Sitting L to R: Smt. Ruby Pal, Dr. Subhalakshmi Pandey, Professor Saswati Mookherjee, Professor Siuli Sarkar (Principal),
Dr. Indrani Choudhuri Dutt (Convener IQAC & Coordinator NAAC), Dr. Snehamanju Basu (Teachers Council Secretary),
Dr. Haimanti Chakraborty, Dr. Aditi Nag Chaudhuri.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
SWOC

Strengths
The institution boasts of a multicultural, multilingual
environment upholding its glorious tradition of
empowerment of women.
Extremely dedicated, motivated and highly qualified
teachers maintain the high academic standards of the
college.
The promotion of institution-neighborhood community
network and involvement of college students in diverse
activities with socially and economically challenged
section of the society instill among them a sense of moral,
social and civic responsibility leading to their holistic
development as responsible citizens.
Various career oriented courses have been initiated within
the last five years keeping in mind the student placement
opportunities.
The Career Counselling Cell is running successfully to
take care of the students job interests.
The Womens Studies Centre successfully carries out
programmes related to various women related issues.
Special attention is provided for students who are fast
learners in the form of tutorial classes and slow learners
through remedial courses.
Extensive use of e resources and well stocked
computerized library and reading room facilities allows
students to explore aspects within and beyond curriculum.
The College has moved forward towards complete
computerization that is facilitated by an enhanced,
efficient high speed campus wide intranet with secure
internet accessibility for users enabling
o Online admission procedure ensuring complete
transparency
o Result compilation and administrative data handling
easier, error free and fast.
College offers excellent hostel facilities for outstation PG
and UG students at a nominal rate.
The Psychological Counselling Cell and Students
Grievance Redressal Cell addresses the difficulties faced
by the students.
The College boasts of a lush green pollution free campus
with a well maintained garden area including a medicinal
garden.
Measures are adopted to maintain the college campus and
especially the laboratories so that they satisfy safety norms
and other environmental parameters.

Weaknesses
Insufficient classrooms for holding extra classes or
tutorial/remedial courses.
Lack of space and infrastructural facilities along with
excessive class load acts as a deterrent to faculty research.
Insufficient funds from the Government which is not
disbursed uniformly over the entire financial year poses
problems for the college in planning and execution of
projected works.
Dependence on P.W.D. for civil and electrical work within
the college and hostel campus makes quality assurance,
maintenance and monitoring difficult.
Poor administrative staff to student/Faculty ratio acts as a
hindrance to the smooth running of the administrative
affairs of the college.

Opportunities
Establishment of the IQAC post the first cycle of NAAC
and its activities has sensitized the departments regarding
quality control, record maintenance, utilization of funds,
academic expansion and collaborations.
Introducing institutional scholarships/freeships for those
meritorious and economically backward students not
receiving financial assistance from other sources.
Participation in academic programmes like seminars,
workshops, debates, JAM/MBA tutorial classes etc. on a
regular basis and student counseling at the PG level
inculcates within the students a motivation to purse higher
studies and research.
Value education and health awareness programmes for
students including seminars, workshop and NSS activities
in slum areas with women and children inculcates a sense
of responsibility in them.
Faculty members get ample opportunity to carry out
research activities and publish their articles in institutional
Lady Brabourne College journal.

S-O Strategies
Upgradation of one classroom in every department using
modern facilities including WiFi connectivity.
Complete transition of the administrative wing into an
environment friendly paper-less computer based office.
Regular inflow of government funds for:
o maintenance of the vast open campus area
o expansion of the medical facility with a unit at the
College/Hostel campus with a full time medical
practitioner.
o Opening of a pharmacy shop and an ATM facility within
College campus
Better liaison with PWD for maintenance of College,
hostel and campus.

W-O Strategies
Generation of reserve funds for meeting contingent needs
of the College and also to cater to needy students who
fails to receive financial help from external agencies.
Enhancing the number of research proposals and
collaborative work with research Institutes and Industry.
Approaching Government for filling up of vacant teaching
and non-teaching posts.
Increasing teacher membership in syllabus committees
and boards of studies at the University level to ensure
participation in academic designing and syllabus framing,
like introduction of environment friendly courses like
green chemistry etc. at UG level.

Challenges
Little scope for introducing innovative teaching, learning
techniques due to constraints in syllabi and annual
academic schedule designed by the mother University
which also limits the number of teaching days.
Being a Government college the institution does not have
scope of filling up vacancies in teaching and non-teaching
posts.
The stable staff structure necessary for the smooth running
of the college (both academic and administrative) is often
perturbed by the transfer policies of the government.
The pace of upgrading infrastructure is not commensurate
with the annual increase in student intake as directed by
the mother University.
Transition of all administrative activities from paper-based
work to paper-less, computer based handling is
challenging involving reluctance to introduction of latest
technological trends

S-C Strategies
Complete grooming of students through academic and
value education programmes motivates them to remain
focused in their vision of achieving their goals despite
political, socio-economic or religious bias.
Updating & consequent upgradation of infrastructure
pertaining to latest technological trends.
Fund crunch for continuous purchase of books and
journals by College library can be overcome by
subscribing for e-books/journals and inclusion of the
Institutional library within library networking circle.
Maintenance of strict discipline for students and teaching/
non-teaching members thereby ensuring a healthy working
environment.
Exhaustive involvement of teaching & non-teaching staff
in the different College committees under the Teachers
Council/Principal to ensure continued and efficient
running of College activities in spite of possibilities of
superannuation/resignation /transfer of teaching /nonteaching staff.

W-C Strategies
Adopting management techniques to overcome difficulties
of working with an understaffed administrative office.
Generating resources and creating reserve funds for
maintaining:
o General well-being of the College campus
o Carrying out annual maintenance of expensive and
highly sensitive equipments in College laboratories for
which Government funding is unavailable.
Motivating students to utilize opportunities available to
them within campus at subsidized rates.

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B. Profile of the College


1.

NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE COLLEGE:


Name
Address

: LADY BRABOURNE COLLEGE


: P1/2 SUHRAWARDY AVENUE
KOLKATA - 700 017, WEST BENGAL
: www.ladybrabourne.com

Website
1.

FOR COMMUNICATION:

Designation Name

Telephone
with STD code

Principal

Prof. Siuli Sarkar

O:033-22897720 9830111872 033-40055355 prl@ladybrabourne.com


R:033-24408085

Vice
Principal

N.A.

Steering
Dr. Indrani
Committee Choudhuri Dutt
Co-ordinator

3.

Mobile

Fax

O:033-2289 7720 9339751146


R:033-2466 7070

Email

i.choudhuridutt@
gmail.com

STATUS OF THE OF INSTITUTION :


Affiliated College
Constituent College
Any other (specify)

4.

TYPE OF INSTITUTION:
a.

b.

5.

By Gender
i.

For Men

ii.

For Women

iii.

Co-education

By shift
i.

Regular

ii.

Day

iii.

Evening

IS IT A RECOGNIZED MINORITY INSTITUTION?


Yes
No

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Lady Brabourne College

If yes specify the minority status (Religious/linguistic/ any other) and provide documentary evidence.

6.

SOURCE OF FUNDING:
Government
Grant-in-aid
Self-financing Any other

7.

a.

Date of establishment of the college: 26.08.1939 (dd/mm/yyyy)

b.

University to which the college is affiliated /or which governs the college
(If it is a constituent college) University of Calcutta

c.

Details of UGC recognition


Under Section

Date, Month & Year


(dd-mm-yyyy)

i. 2 (f)

17.6.1972

ii. 12 (B)

17.6.1972

Remarks
(If any)

(Enclose the Certificate of recognition u/s 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act)
d.

Details of recognition/approval by statutory/regulatory bodies other than UGC


(AICTE, NCTE, MCI, DCI, PCI, RCI etc.)
Under
Section/
clause

Recognition/Approval
details Institution/
Department/Programme

Day, Month and


Year
(dd-mm-yyyy)

Validity

Remarks

i.

CSIR Research Project,


Department of Physics,
LBC.

16.04.2012

3 yrs

2 Research
Scholars

ii.

Indian Council of Social


Science Research

31.03.2011

2 yrs

2 Research
Scholars

(Enclosed the recognition/approval letter)


8.

DOES THE AFFILIATING UNIVERSITY ACT PROVIDE FOR CONFERMENT


OF AUTONOMY (AS RECOGNIZED BY THE UGC), ON ITS AFFILIATED
COLLEGES?
Yes

No

If yes, has the College applied for availing the autonomous status?
Yes

No

* Partial Autonomy granted to PG Courses.


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IS THE COLLEGE RECOGNIZED


a.

by UGC as a College with Potential for Excellence (CPE)?


Yes

No

If yes, date of recognition: 15.10.2010


b.

for its performance by any other governmental agency?


Yes

10.

No

If yes, Name of the agency

: Department of BioTechnology and


Department of Science & Technology

Dates of recognition

: 28.05.2012 & 01.11.2010 respectively

LOCATION OF THE CAMPUS AND AREA IN SQ. MTS:


Location *

Urban

Campus area in sq. mts.

2.4747 x 107 sq. mts.

Built up area in sq. mts.

16000 sq. mts. (constructed area)

(* Urban, Semi-urban, Rural, Tribal, Hilly Area, Any others specify)


11.

FACILITIES AVAILABLE ON THE CAMPUS (TICK THE AVAILABLE FACILITY


AND PROVIDE NUMBERS OR OTHER DETAILS AT APPROPRIATE PLACES)
OR IN CASE THE INSTITUTE HAS AN AGREEMENT WITH OTHER
AGENCIES IN USING ANY OF THE LISTED FACILITIES PROVIDE
INFORMATION ON THE FACILITIES COVERED UNDER THE AGREEMENT.

Auditorium/seminar complex with infrastructural facilities - 1


Sports facilities
*

play ground - 1

swimming pool

gymnasium -1

Hostel
*

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Boys hostel
i.

Number of hostels

ii.

Number of inmates

iii.

Facilities (mention available facilities)

Girls hostel
i.

Number of hostels : 2

ii.

Number of inmates: 230

iii.

Facilities (mention available facilities) : Gymnasium, library, common


room, music corner, computer centre, canteen, reprographic centre.

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Working womens hostel


i.

Number of inmates

ii.

Facilities (mention available facilities)

Residential facilities for teaching and non-teaching staff (give numbers available - cadre
wise)

Cafeteria 3

Health centre First Aid, Medical Unit & Psychological Counselling Cell
First aid, Inpatient, Outpatient, Emergency care facility, Ambulance.
Health centre staff

12.

Qualified doctor

Full time

Part-time

Qualified Nurse

Full time

Part-time

Facilities like banking, post office, book shops :1 (Cheap store)

Transport facilities to cater to the needs of students and staff: No

Animal house : 1 (Microbiology)

Biological waste disposal : 1

Generator or other facility for management/regulation of electricity and voltage :2

Solid waste management facility : 1 (Chemistry)

Waste water management : 1 (Chemistry)

Water harvesting: 1

DETAILS OF PROGRAMMES OFFERED BY THE COLLEGE (GIVE DATA FOR


CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR)

Sl. Programme Name of the


No. Level
Programme/
Course

Duration

Entry
Qualification

Medium of
instruction

Sanctioned/
approved
Student
strength

No. of
students
admitted

UnderGraduate
(Honours
Subjects)

Eng., Beng.,
3 yrs.
Hindi, Urdu,
Persian, Sanskrit,
Sociology, Pol.Sc.,
History,
Philosophy,
Economics,
Geography,
Statistics,
Physics, Chemistry,
Maths, Botany,
Zoology,
Microbiology

W.B.H.S/
ISC/CBSE
(+2) or
equivalent

English

36+43+24+43+
24+31+43+36+
36+36+43+31+
19+36+36+36+
31+36+36

1346

PostGraduate

English,
Geography,
Physics, Maths,
Microbiology,
Bengali (Starting
from Aug., 2014)

B.A./ B. Sc.

English

15+27+15+15
+20+15
(Approved for
Admission
from 2014)

231

2 yrs.

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Sl. Programme Name of the


No. Level
Programme/
Course

Duration

Entry
Qualification

Medium of
instruction

Sanctioned/
approved
Student
strength

No. of
students
admitted

Integrated N.A.
Programmes
PG

Ph.D.

Departments of
Geography,
Microbiology,
Zoology, Physics,
Political Science

Post Graduate -

20+7+3+2+1
(number of
research
scholars
enrolled under
individual
faculty)

M.Phil.

History

Post Graduate -

Certificate
courses

Public Relations & 3yrs., 3yrs.,


Advertising,
2 yrs.
Mutimedia &
Animation,
Spanish

Under
Graduate
students of
the college

English

50+50+50

155
(all students
enrolled
are
existing
UG
students
of the
college)

UG
Diploma

Computer
Applications

2 yrs.

Under
Graduate
students of
the college

English

500

348 (all
students
enrolled
are
existing
UG
students
of the
college)

PG Diploma Food & Drug


Safety

1yr.

Graduate

English

10

Any Other None


(specify and
provide
details)

13.

DOES THE COLLEGE OFFER SELF-FINANCED PROGRAMMES?


Yes

* No

If yes, how many? 5

* In addition the Post Graduate Courses are also partially self financed.
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14.

NEW PROGRAMMES INTRODUCED IN THE COLLEGE DURING THE


LAST FIVE YEARS IF ANY?
Yes

15.

Lady Brabourne College

No

Number

LIST THE DEPARTMENTS: (RESPOND IF APPLICABLE ONLY AND DO NOT


LIST FACILITIES LIKE LIBRARY, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AS
DEPARTMENTS, UNLESS THEY ARE ALSO OFFERING ACADEMIC DEGREE
AWARDING PROGRAMMES. SIMILARLY, DO NOT LIST THE
DEPARTMENTS OFFERING COMMON COMPULSORY SUBJECTS FOR ALL
THE PROGRAMMES LIKE ENGLISH, REGIONAL LANGUAGES ETC.)

Particulars

UG

PG

Research

Science

Honours & General Courses in Geography,


Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Botany
Zoology, Microbiology, Economics & only
General Course in Computer Science. (General
Courses not offered for Microbiology &
Geography)

Physics,
Microbiology,
Geography, Maths

Physics,
Microbiology,
Geography,

Arts

Honours & General Courses in Eng., Beng.,


Hindi, Urdu, Persian, Sanskrit, Sociology,
Pol.Sc., History, Philosophy & only General
course in Womens Studies.

English, Bengali
(Commencing from
2014 session)

Political Science,
History

Commerce

N. A.

Any Other not


covered above
Certificate UG &
PG Diploma

Certificate : Public Relations & Advertising,


Mutimedia & Animation, Spanish
Diploma: Computer Application

16.

17.

18.

Diploma: Food &


Drug Safety

NUMBER OF PROGRAMMES OFFERED UNDER (PROGRAMME MEANS


A DEGREE COURSE LIKE BA, BSC, MA, M.COM)
a.

Annual System

19

b.

Semester System

c.

Trimester System

NUMBER OF PROGRAMMES WITH


a.

Choice Based Credit System

b.

Inter/Multidisciplinary Approach

c.

Any other ( specify and provide details)

DOES THE COLLEGE OFFER UG AND/OR PG PROGRAMMES IN TEACHER


EDUCATION?
Yes

No

If yes,
a.

Year of Introduction of the programme(s). (dd/mm/yyyy)


and number of batches that completed the programme

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b.

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NCTE recognition details (if applicable)


Notification No.:
Date: ....... (dd/mm/yyyy)
Validity:..................................

c.

Is the institution opting for assessment and accreditation of Teacher Education


Programme separately?
Yes

19.

No

DOES THE COLLEGE OFFER UG OR PG PROGRAMME IN PHYSICAL


EDUCATION?
Yes

No

If yes,
a.

Year of Introduction of the programme(s). (dd/mm/yyyy)


and number of batches that completed the programme

b.

NCTE recognition details (if applicable)


Notification No.:
Date: ....... (dd/mm/yyyy)
Validity:..................................

c.

Is the institution opting for assessment and accreditation of Physical Education


Programme separately?
Yes

20.

No

NUMBER OF TEACHING AND NON-TEACHING POSITIONS IN THE


INSTITUTION

Positions
Professor

*M

Teaching faculty
Associate
Assistant
Professor
Professor

*F

*M

*F

Sanctioned by
the UGC /
University /
State Government
Recruited

39

Yet to recruit

Sanctioned by
the Management/
society or other
authorized bodies
Recruited

*M

*F
44

Part Time
Teacher (PTT) /
GuestLecturer(GL)

Non-teaching
staff

*M

*M

*F

*M

*F

27

16

20

*F

10
13
(PTT) (PTT)
+16 +15
(GL) (GL)

17

13
14
(GL)

24
(GL)

Technical
staff

2
7

Yet to recruit
*M-Male *F-Female
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21.

Lady Brabourne College

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE TEACHING STAFF:

Highest
qualification

Professor
Male
Female

Associate Professor
Male
Female

Assistant Professor
Male
Female

Total

Permanent teachers 89
D.Sc./D.Litt.
Ph.D.

31

22

59

M.Phil.

10

PG

15

20

Temporary teachers N.A.*


Ph.D.

M.Phil.

PG

Part-time teachers - 23
Ph.D.

M.Phil.
PG

14

* (1) Recruitment and retention of permanent teachers do not come under the purview of the Institution as it does not enjoy full
autonomy but comes under the Higher Education Department, Government of West Bengal. (2) The College does not have any
prerogative to allow 'temporary' status to teachers. In PG departments, Guest Lecturers deliver special Semester-wise
lectures as per demands of students in particular year. This number is flexible and varies from Semester to Semester.

22

NUMBER OF VISITING FACULTY /GUEST FACULTY ENGAGED WITH THE


COLLEGE.
69

23.

FURNISH THE NUMBER OF THE STUDENTS ADMITTED TO THE COLLEGE


DURING THE LAST FOUR ACADEMIC YEARS.

Categories

Year 1 (2010)
Male
Female

Year 2 (2011)
Male
Female

Year 3 (2012)
Male
Female

Year 4 (2013)
Male
Female

SC

157

162

176

206

ST

27

33

39

40

OBC

1164

1176

1259

1333

General
Others

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DETAILS ON STUDENTS ENROLLMENT IN THE COLLEGE DURING THE


CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR:

Type of students

UG

PG

Students from the same state


where the college is located

1328

229

18

NRI students

Foreign students

Students from other states of India

Total

25.

Ph.D.

Total

33

1559 +
(1+33)

20

1346

231

33

1579 +
(1+33)

DROPOUT RATE IN UG AND PG (AVERAGE OF THE LAST TWO BATCHES)


UG

26.

PG Diploma M. Phil.

11.7%

PG

12.09%

UNIT COST OF EDUCATION


(Unit cost = total annual recurring expenditure (actual) divided by total number of students
enrolled )

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(a)

including the salary component

Rs. 62080.38

(b)

excluding the salary component

Rs. 3010.78

DOES THE COLLEGE OFFER ANY PROGRAMME/S IN DISTANCE


EDUCATION MODE (DEP)?
Yes

No

If yes,
a)

is it a registered centre for offering distance education programmes of another University


Yes

b)

Name of the University which has granted such registration.

c)

Number of programmes offered

d)

Programmes carry the recognition of the Distance Education Council.


Yes

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PROVIDE TEACHER-STUDENT RATIO FOR EACH OF THE PROGRAMME


COURSE OFFERED

Course

Subject

UG (Honours)

English
Bengali
Persian
Urdu
Hindi
Sanskrit
History
Political Science
Sociology
Philosophy
Economics
Geography
Statistics
Physics
Chemistry
Mathematics
Botany
Zoology
Microbiology

1:4
1:5
1:1
1:6
1:3
1:3
1:6
1:5
1:11
1:9
1:6
1:3
1:6
1:3
1:3
1:5
1:2
1:5
1:3

PG

English
Physics
Microbiology
Mathematics
Geography

1:2
1:1
1:1
1:1
1:2.5

Certificate

Spanish
Public Relations & Advertising
Multimedia & Animation

1:31
1:5
1:5

UG Diploma

Computer Applications

1:58

PG Diploma

Food & Drug Safety

1:0.2

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IS THE COLLEGE APPLYING FOR


Accreditation : Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Cycle 4

Re-Assessment:
(Cycle 1refers to first accreditation and Cycle 2, Cycle 3 and Cycle 4 refers to re-accreditation)
30.

DATE OF ACCREDITATION* (APPLICABLE FOR CYCLE 2, CYCLE 3,


CYCLE 4 AND RE-ASSESSMENT ONLY)
Cycle 1 21.05.2006 (dd/mm/yyyy) .. Accreditation Outcome/Result A (8.535)
Cycle 2: .......................................... (dd/mm/yyyy) Accreditation Outcome/Result..
Cycle 3: .......................................... (dd/mm/yyyy) Accreditation Outcome/Result..
* Kindly enclose copy of accreditation certificate(s) and peer team report(s) as an annexure.

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NUMBER OF WORKING DAYS DURING THE LAST ACADEMIC YEAR.


198

32.

NUMBER OF TEACHING DAYS DURING THE LAST ACADEMIC YEAR


(Teaching days means days on which lectures were engaged excluding the examination
days)
180

33.

DATE OF ESTABLISHMENT OF INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL


(IQAC)
IQAC

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15.06.2007 (dd/mm/yyyy)

DETAILS REGARDING SUBMISSION OF ANNUAL QUALITY ASSURANCE


REPORTS (AQAR) TO NAAC.
AQAR

(i) 2009

(21/04/2014)

AQAR

(ii) 2010

(21/04/2014)

AQAR

(iii) 2011

(21/04/2014)

AQAR

(iv) 2012

(21/04/2014)

ANY OTHER RELEVANT DATA (NOT COVERED ABOVE) THE COLLEGE


WOULD LIKE TO INCLUDE. (DO NOT INCLUDE EXPLANATORY
DESCRIPTIVE INFORMATION) NONE

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C. Criteria-wise Inputs

CRITERION I
CURRICULAR ASPECTS
1.1 CURRICULUM PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION
1.1.1 State the vision, mission and objectives of the institution, and describe how these
are communicated to the students, teachers, staff and other stakeholders.
The College remains faithful and dedicated to its traditional goal of woman
empowerment.
Since 2007-08 however it has become more conscious of inculcating national
and human values and is trying to find the mean between these and economic
empowerment of women.
Communicated to different stake holders in the following manner :

Students : Prospectus and Orientation Programmes, Value Education


Programmes, Contact Sessions with Teachers.

Teachers, Non-Teaching Staff and Parents : Interactive Sessions and


Meetings.
(D 1.1 - Prospectus & Annual Reports for Value Education)

1.1.2 How does the institution develop and deploy action plans for effective
implementation of the curriculum? Give details of the process and substantiate
through specific example(s).
The Institution implements the curricula set by its mother university the
University of Calcutta in all its UG Courses.
It has structured its internal evaluative system in a vital, need-based manner
with reference to the broad guidelines of the University. It organizes class tests
regularly examining the receptivity of the students in terms of setting unit
based questions. This ensures assessment of awareness of details but does not
stress out the young minds.
Mid-terms are held in all three years to expose students to comprehensive
pattern of examination they are likely to face at terminal points.
Even compulsory language tests are held so that basic language skills are
instilled.
Practical and demonstrative teaching is undertaken in laboratories and through
excursions and educational visits.
The Department of Political Science has a tradition for participating in Intracollege Mock Parliaments.
In science subjects extensive e-literacy and use of e-resources are recommended.
In non-lab based subjects like English workshops on adaptation of texts in
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PPT presentations are arranged. Educational visits are undertaken in many


Lab-based subjects.
Students are encouraged to present papers, write articles in in-house journals
and also give talks in Seminars and Conferences held in and outside the College.
(D 1.1.2 Academic Calendars; Annual Reports for Departmental activities)

1.1.3 What type of support (procedural and practical) do the teachers receive (from the
University and/or institution) for effectively translating the curriculum and
improving teaching practices?
The University disseminates information regarding changes in curricula through
periodic circulars.
It invites teachers of affiliated colleges to participate in workshops on a new
syllabus.
It must be stated that the UG syllabus in some subjects have undergone a great
deal of modifications regarding prescribed texts and pattern of questions. The
teachers of Lady Brabourne College always keep themselves informed and
adhere to the modifications introduced.
However in general there is little scope to introduce too many suggestions in
the UG syllabus because all affiliated colleges are not of uniform standard.
1.1.4 Specify the initiatives taken up or contribution made by the institution for effective
curriculum delivery and transaction on the Curriculum provided by the affiliating
University or other Statutory agency.
As stated above it is not feasible to make any significant change at the UG
level because the profiles of all colleges under the University of Calcutta are
not similar. In spite of this handicap, this College teaches the given syllabus
without diluting it and examines all angles to give the student the widest
perspective possible. The teaching is library centric and demonstrative and not
merely bookish.
Three PG departments, English, Microbiology, Mathematics are teaching syllabi
which include aspects in the curricula as yet not made current in the PG courses
of these subjects in the University. Geography and Physics also have unique
features. The PG department to be opened by Bengali is also looking for a
visionary syllabus.
The PG syllabus in English has, for instance, a very scientific inter-related
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Students are exposed simultaneously to aesthetics, philosophy and their


applied form in the texts in all the semesters.

European Classics in translation is part of the Core course so that there is


exposure to Literatures in English. American literature is on offer as option
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and the department plans to open Visual Interpretations of Literary texts


shortly.

A set of two term papers and a dissertation is part of the core curricula
encouraging the mastering of research and critical writing skills which
will ensure career advancements.

In Microbiology there is

Introduction of tissue culture in industrial microbiology and virology.

Furthermore industrial visits are mandatory extensions of the teaching


programme.

In Mathematics- Students in M.Sc in Mathematics can opt for a new special


advanced paper Mathematical Methods in Soft Computing which is a very
modern and upcoming area of research and is not included in any other postgraduate syllabus in Mathematics in West Bengal.
(D 1.1.4 Specimens of PG Syllabi )

1.1.5. How does the institution network and interact with beneficiaries such as industry,
research bodies and the university in effective operationalisation of the curriculum?
Departments collaborate with industry, research bodies and of course the
University by organizing visits, entering into agreements with research and
other advanced learning centres and participate in seminars and workshops
held by Calcutta University to implement, substantiate the syllabus.
UGC sponsored career oriented courses with affiliation to University and
professional bodies also add extended dimension to the curriculum.
(Also see 3.2.2)

1.1.6. What are the contributions of the institution and/or its staff members to the
development of the curriculum by the University? (number of staff members/
departments represented on the Board of Studies, student feedback, teacher
feedback, stakeholder feedback provided, Specific suggestions etc.).
Many faculty members are selected members of Undergraduate Board of
Studies. There are representatives from History, and Sociology. In Science
there are representatives from Microbiology, Physics, Economics and Statistics.
All the existent five PG departments have their entire Faculty serving as PG
Board of Studies members. Very shortly the PG department in Bengali will
also have its own BOS.
The University of Calcutta does not have any provision for the College other
than induction of Faculty members in BOS to forward suggestions for designing
the UG syllabus. Though as stated in 1.1.3, whenever workshops are held on
syllabus the College always sends the concerned Faculty members with
suggestions.
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1.1.7 Does the institution develop curriculum for any of the courses offered (other than
those under the purview of the affiliating university) by it? If yes, give details
on the process (Needs Assessment, design, development and planning) and the
courses for which the curriculum has been developed.
There is no scope under the present system to function outside the purview of
the affiliating university in matters concerning the UG syllabus except as stated
in 1.1.4.
The Institution has however used UGC sponsorship to open career oriented
add on courses in Public Relation and Advertising, Multimedia and Animation,
Computer Application and Spanish. There is also a one-year PG Diploma
Course in Food and Drug Safety.
However in case of those PG courses which enjoy academic autonomy as stated
in 1.1.4 the curricula are developed with reference to need assessment. This
will be borne out from 1.1.4. However it must be kept in mind that constraints
of infrastructure and the larger demands of the standardized UG syllabi have
determinative effect on innovative intentions.
1.1.8. How does the institution anlayse/ensure that the stated objectives of curriculum
are achieved in the course of implementation?
The institution has a very structured practice of meetings in place.
Class Test level performances are deliberated over by the Heads and Senior
Faculty at the departmental level. Any serious anomalies are addressed in
departmental meetings and contact levels are intensified at the class and tutorial
levels to smoothen out the difficulties.
College Test level performances are discussed at Staff Meetings and results
are prepared on the basis of student to student scrutiny. Cases requiring
considerations are deliberated upon and attempts are made to ascertain whether
implementation of curricula was done adequately or whether strategies have
to be revised, whether a particular student had reception problems or whether
student-teacher contact level needed to be re-negotiated.
Implementation strategies are debated over in the Governing Body level if
such a need arises.
( Also see 1.1.5)

1.2 ACADEMIC FLEXIBILITY


1.2.1 Specifying the goals and objectives give details of the certificate/diploma/ skill
development courses etc., offered by the institution.
The Institutions focus on holistic education specially addresses economic
empowerment of women as one of the areas of key concern.

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It follows that careful survey of the market and student interest were taken in
consideration at IQAC and Governing Body Meetings and it was decided to
open

UG Diploma Course in Computer Application - this course has been


designed with the help of Webel Infomatic and has always helped the
students to advance skills to help them in higher academics and in future
careers.

Certificate Course in Spanish - this course harnesses the importance of


Spanish in the global IT industry and provides a launching pad for
professional grooming.

The following UGC sponsored Certificate and Diploma Courses also help in
enlarging the scope of holistic education.

Certificate Course in Multimedia and Animation - this course taps the


potential of the flourishing media market to give students an opportunity
to plan possible careers.

Certificate Course in Public Relations and Advertising - this is another


course that also focusses on the job market and caters to a wider field of
careers such as management, hospitality etc.

PG Diploma Course in Food & Drug Safety- diploma holders having


specialized skills to investigate adulteration in food are likely to find
lucrative openings as analysts in companies.
(Also see 2.2.3)

1.2.2. Does the institution offer programmes that facilitate twinning /dual degree? If
yes, give details.
The Department of Physics has come under a Twinning Programme under the
Biotech Consortium of India as part of the DBT programme.
The Department of English is processing an agreement with Satyajit Ray Film
and Television Institute, Panchasayar (SRFTI) to open its Literary Texts and
Visual Transformation course in the PG programme.
Both the above are aimed at student exposure to extended research and career
orientation in specialist fields, however
a) The Physics programme is a research orientation programme, not a degree
course,
b) The English programme is a degree course but the degree conferring
authority will remain Lady Brabourne College under the University of
Calcutta with SRFTI as a recommending body.
1.2.3. Give details on the various institutional provisions with reference to academic
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
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Range of Core /Elective options offered by the University and those opted by
the college

The College has Core options at the UG level in English, Bengali, Persian,
Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology,
in Arts. It has Core options in Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology,
Microbiology, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics and Geography. All of
these subjects except Microbiology and Geography are available in Elective
mode. In addition Women Studies and Computer Science are available in
the elective mode. With reference to the University range the range in this
College is comprehensive, and among one of the widest in the state of
West Bengal.

Choice Based Credit System and range of subject options

The University of Calcutta does not allow choice-based credit system.


The range has been explained in its operational reality in the previous
point.

Some Autonomous PG courses offer choice based credit system in case of


core/optional courses.

Courses offered in modular form

At the UG Level the University has introduced annual evaluation and has
restructured syllabi in subjects offered at this college in unit models. The
PG syllabi are all in modular form.

Credit transfer and accumulation facility

The University of Calcutta does not allow transfer of credit and


accumulation between institutions or courses between institutions. It maybe
stated though that all the PG mark-sheets are framed according to
international comprehensibility with SGPA and CGPA and letter plus
numerical credit mode in place. So students have no difficulty in enrolling
at international institutions with reference to the said marksheets.

Lateral and vertical mobility within and across programmes and courses.

This is not permissible under the existing norms for affiliated colleges in
the University of Calcutta. The College takes initiative to have open ended
seminars encouraging students of other disciplines to attend and take part
in interactive sessions. This is an initiative to disseminate a wider range of
knowledge despite the restrictions of the University.

Enrichment courses - The Certificate and Diploma Courses in Public relations,


Animations & Multimedia, Computer Course, Spanish, Food & Drug Safety
are designed and taught to enhance applied level knowledge and skill with an
eye to progession. Value education seminars and talks ranging from spiritual
education to female health and hygiene also aim at enrichment of young minds.
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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.
The above mentioned programmes specified in 1.2.1. are all in this category.
(D 1.2.4 Prospectus of Career Oriented Courses for fee structure)

1.2.5. Does the college provide additional skill oriented programmes, relevant to regional
and global employment markets? If yes provide details of such programme and
the beneficiaries.
The institutions thrust area is not dissemination of exclusively technical skill
based education. But the add-on courses and the Remedial programme for
academically challenged students do make the formal university curricula
acquire an integrated nature. For an institution without academic autonomy
except for its PG courses this is as far as it can go.
Mention must be made of JAM coaching by Physics, Chemistry, Maths
departments (as part of DBT programmes) to prepare students for career
orientation.
The Career Counselling and Placement Committee of the College also arranged
Career Fairs and Seminars to act as bridge between syllabus and job
requirements.
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 choice If yes, how does the institution take advantage of
such provision for the benefit of students?
No. Teaching in the institution is intimate actual learner-centric.

1.3 CURRICULUM ENRICHMENT


1.3.1. Describe the efforts made by the institution to supplement the Universitys
Curriculum to ensure that the academic programmes and Institutions goals and
objectives are integrated?
As has been stated earlier that the present affiliation format does not allow
much leeway. However the teaching methodology with personal level
interaction adapts the syllabus to the goals of the institution.
(Also see 1.1.7)

Admission tests and interviews indigenous to the college, test student aptitude,
so that enrolled students have a natural orientation towards explorative study
and pragmatic awareness. However, as notified in March 2014, the Govt. of
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and introduction of Centralised On-line Admissions.


The constant exposure of students to intra and inter departmental seminars
and library facilities widen their horizons beyond the syllabus.
In many of the PG programmes efforts are made to introduce cutting edge
syllabus definitely beyond older structures in the mother university but care is
taken to control ultra-esotericism.
(Also see 1.2.3)

1.3.2. What are the efforts made by the institution to enrich and organize the curriculum
to enhance the experiences of the students so as to cope with the needs of the
dynamic employment market?
The University of Calcutta, though somewhat handicapped by varying teaching
standards of higher education institutions affiliated to it, has gradually been
encouraging unit based functional courses and concise presentation. This is an
attempt to orient young minds to sharpen focus, select targets and sustain focus.
These are the skills needed in the employment world. The College nurtures
these qualities in its teaching methodology while maintaining careful regard
for pure research.
The PG syllabi of at least three departments make use of the autonomous format
to introduce bridge courses which are especially guided by employment needs.
(Also see 1.2.2 and 1.2.3)

The Career Counselling Cell invites representatives from the employment


sectors to hold presentations so that the students can relate the course material
to market needs.
Visits and mock interviews within academic framework and viva voce also
prepare students to adapt academic knowledge to pragmatic needs.
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?
Gender studies and related issues are integral to PG English. Additionally
Womens' Studies Centre and General Course are constantly pursuing latest
aspects in Gender Research and holding Awareness Programmes on the issue.
Value Education programme is an annual fixture that exposes students to human
rights, gender and environmental issues.
ICT based teaching is the norm in most science departments and extensive use
of OHP and Laptop is commonplace. The Department of English has its own
modest audio-visual set up for conducting film based and media skills
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Inter Net is also common place with regard to research. Computers are the
normal mode for all research presentation by students.
The Physics Department has a 4 inch Astronomical Telescope and uses it to
observe unique phenomena in space.
The Geography Department follows a syllabus that widely uses satellite imaging
and GPS technology among other cutting edge tools.
Environmental Studies are part of the structured UG Syllabus and the students
have to submit an Annual Project Work as a mandatory sensitizing effort.
The Political Science Syllabus includes wide exposure to the Study of Human
Rights.
1.3.4. What are the various value-added courses/enrichment programmes offered to
ensure holistic development of students?
Moral and ethical values- value education, sensitivity programmes on social
and political role and justice are held in the College.
Employable and life skills- health awareness programmes and talks on health
risk management are held.
Better career options- career fairs, placement seminars have been organized.
Community orientation- NSS activities, Organization of Seminars & College
fest are simulation spaces for training.
Psychological Counselling Cell supports students with advice and also
underlines the significance of values in life.
(D 1.3.4 Annual Reports of 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

1.3.5. Citing a few examples enumerate on the extent of use of the feedback from
stakeholders in enriching the curriculum?
There is no formal feedback system for stakeholders for specifically enriching
curricular in deference to the norms of the affiliating University.
However the College holds regular interactive parent-teacherward meets after
every internal terminal examination to discuss areas of concern and collectively
resolve the arising problems.
The College students are to come out with any personal problems standing in
the way of their development, it encourages them to avail free psychological
counselling, and parents are kept notified in discreet fashion to minimize stress
upon the ward.
The Disciplinary Committe of the College responds to any report on the students'
conduct and performance and immediately assemble to address the problem.

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Completing Syllabi in Time

Learning with Empirical Reference

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Round the clock attendance is provided by the Matrons and the Asst. supervisor
in the hostel The Principal always holds meetings whenever situation demands
with parents with a Statutory body of teachers in attendance.
All the above steps are taken to maintain a stress free learning system where
the student is never allowed to feel isolated, nor posed with any threat that she
cannot cope with the University determined syllabus.
1.3.6. How does the institution monitor and evaluate the quality of its enrichment
programmes?
The Departments are personally acquainted with each student of the Major
programmes and is specially watchful when the student is challenged in any
way.
The IQAC and the GB (Governing Body) are always sensitive to the various
enrichment programme running in the College and always watchful of gaps
and ready with suggestions of improvement.
The Grievance Redressal Cell and a box to receive the grievances of the students
are in place.
NSS and other outreach programmes and community activities like Saraswati
Puja, Banamohatsav and Bhasha Dibosh etc. Departmental Project work
like Science Day Programmes provide opportunity to monitor the quality of
enrichment programmes.

1.4 FEEDBACK SYSTEM


1.4.1. What are the contributions of the institution in the design and development of the
curriculum prepared by the University?
The University of Calcutta does not give academic autonomy to its affiliated
colleges except for the PG courses. However teachers of the college always respond
actively to any call for workshop on change in syllabus. They prepare suggestions
according to their expertise in the area and from their pool of experience as
University paper setters, moderators and examiners, and submit these for
consideration by the University.
(Also see 1.1.6)

1.4.2. Is there a formal mechanism to obtain feedback from students and stakeholders
on Curriculum? If yes, how is it communicated to the University and made use
internally for curriculum enrichment and introducing changes/new programmes?
There is a student feedback system in place. However the thrust area in the
questionnaire targeted at 3rd year students is more the implementation than
designing because of non-existence of academic autonomy at UG level.

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The feedback system is however read carefully by the Principal and the areas
of grievance, if any, with regard to application noted. Individual teachers have
closed door sessions with the Principal, if needed. These threadbare discussions
for providing more exhaustive, researched matter with emphasis on lucid
communication are undertaken to bring the student and teacher closer.
1.4.3 How many new programmes/courses were introduced by the institution during
the last four years? What was the rationale for introducing new courses/
programmes?
Honours in Statistics - 2005 to open an emerging area in academic and
professional pursuits and help career planning.
PG Autonomous in Maths - 2006
Computer Science General in 2007 - To open up suitable option for honours
students of Physics, Statistics, Economics and make the major courses more
scientific.
PG Autonomous in Physics - 2007 - The importance of mathematical and
physical sciences in global development from industry, medicine, computing
cannot be overstated. Also the indigenous aptitude in mathematical sciences
must always be given space and scope.
PG Autonomous in English syllabus in 2009 - Designed as integrated course
between literary theory, textuality and practical criticism, with provisions for
applying multi-media skills to prepare students to face international situations
in academics, research and related careers.
Honours programme in Hindi in 2010 to complete the emphatic tradition of
language teaching existing in the college. The opportunity for students to pursue
advanced studies in higher education in the national language was thought
important.
General programme in Womens Studies in 2010 - to offer option to experience
an emerging area of culture study and give depth to major courses in Literature,
Political Science & Sociology.
Shortly a Post Graduate (Autonomous) Course in Bengali will go under way
from the current academic session i.e. 2014.
(Also see 1.2.1 & 1.2.3.)

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CRITERION II
TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION
2.1 STUDENT ENROLMENT AND PROFILE
2.1.1 How does the College ensure publicity and transparency in the admission process?
The earnest endeavour of the College is to ensure admission to all deserving and
meritorious students and to implement this the College takes utmost care to publicise its
admission process in the leading newspapers and television channels. In addition to this
the College announces its admission process in the College website. To ensure
transparency in the admission process the College has made it mandatory for applications
to be filed online since 2007. Admission Tests in some subjects are conducted to test
merit. The admission process is outsourced to WEBTECH, who prepares the list
according to the criterion set by the different departments of the College. Admission is
based only on merit.
N.B. : It must be added though from March 2014 Govt. of West Bengal and the
University of Calcutta will be conducting admissions in an online centralised process.
(D 2.1.1 Notice of Admission Committee in the college website
http://ladybrabourneadmissions.com)

2.1.2 Explain in detail the criterion 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
programs of the institution.
Criteria of Admission are as follows :
As of date admissions at the UG level made reference to merit alone. Admission
criterion was relaxed for reserved categories in deference to National policy. Each
Department prepared its unique index and the list of admissable students was based
on it. The index took into consideration the Board marks secured by the student and
then applied the percentile method. On the basis of the marks obtained in the last
examination i.e. Class XII School Leaving Examinations for admission at the Undergraduate level and the B.A/B.Sc. Results for the Post-graduate level.
The Dept. of English conducts an admission test for admission to its Under-graduate
course; hence it is a combination of merit and entrance test that is adopted by the
department.
The Departments of Microbiology and Bengali admit their students on the basis of
merit and interview at the Under-graduate level.
All Post- graduate3 departments (English, Geography, Mathematics, Physics and
Microbiology) admit their students for the Post-graduate courses on the basis of
merit and an entrance examination conducted by the respective departments.
2.1.3 Give the minimum and maximum percentage of marks at the entry level for each of the
programs offered by the college and provide a comparison with other colleges of the
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Admission in undergraduate courses in 2013


Subject

Highest
index marks

Lowest
index marks

Highest
Percentile

Lowest
Percentile

Bengali

456

230

93

46.25

Botany

193

85

97

52.75

Chemistry

485.5

255.75

97.25

60

Economics

586

369

98.25

62.5

English

28.8

12

97.5

47

196.75

108.75

96.75

46.75

Hindi

444

242

87.25

47.75

History

489

225

97.25

46.25

Mathematics

591

380

97.75

62.5

Microbiology

584

255

97.5

54

69.75

47.75

Philosophy

461

237

92.75

46.25

Physics

682

375

96.75

59.5

Political Science

193

95

95.75

46.25

Sanskrit

446

294

87.75

59.75

Sociology

197.5

89.25

97.5

46.25

Statistics

586

384

97

65.5

Urdu

441

301

76

50

Geography

Persian

Admission in post graduate courses in 2013


Subject

Highest
index marks

Lowest
index marks

Highest
Percentile

Lowest
Percentile

Microbiology

100

40.97

Geography

57.32

28.44

English

62.5

44.25

Mathematics

77.63

43.20

Physics

65.00

51.22

N.B.:

The minimum and maximum percentage of marks at the entry level cannot be uniform because the scope of
different subjects happen to be different.

The present system of admission refers to Govt. and University guide lines with regard to reserved categories.
However till 2013 colleges in West Bengal were allowed college specific cut off marks at the entry level
correspondent to the demands of the concerned subjects. Hence there is no scope for a comparative inter
college study with regard to admission. It is possible that from 2014 the colleges will participate in a common
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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?
Yes.
Our college has an Admission Committee which reviews the admission process
annually. The Principal and the Admission Committee sit with the Heads in several
consecutive meetings leading to the actual time of admissions and with reference to
the Criteria of the University and the Government of India & West Bengal the
benchmark for various disciplines are determined.
This review and debate policy helps in determining aptitude levels in each subject so
that drop- out rate is minimised and even negated. The success rate in examination
is also high and failures are minimal.
The Annual Reports keep track of student enrolment and performance and this also
adds to the review graph.
(D 2.1.4 Specimen of Minutes & Annual Report)

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.
SC/ ST: The reservation policy of the Govt. of West Bengal is followed with respect
to admission of SC and ST category which is 22 percent and 6 percent respectively.
OBC: In 2014 the new policy of the Govt is to increase the number of seats of OBC
to 17 percent over a period of 3 years keeping the total number of seats intact. In
accordance to this the college proposes to increase one/two seats in each course as
per the infrastructure is available.
Women: The College is a womens college so this criterion does not apply separately.
Differently- able students: The College gives opportunity to disabled students.
Economically weaker section: The College has several Committees, for example
Students Welfare Committee which disseminates information related to various
scholarships of the Govt. of West Bengal such as Kanyasree, the Vivekananda
Merit Scholarships to the students and makes them aware of such stipends. Various
private and corporate house scholarship are also given to needy but meritorious
students. For example help-desks are introduced in the College premises to
encourage needy but very meritorious students of remote area of West Bengal who
have no access to computer.
Minority Community : The College regularly makes available various Govt. Funds/
Stipends to the students of the Minority Community.
The College strictly follows the governments reservation policy for SC/ST and differentlyabled candidates and adheres to the government norms. The College authority tries its
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College. Subjects like Urdu Hons. and Persian Hons. admit the maximum number of
Muslim students. It is worth mentioning here that the College was set up as a Muslim
girls College in 1939 and became a secular institution after independence.
Although there is no provision for wavering of any fees at the time of admission for
needy students yet the fees are highly subsidized as any comparative study with private
institutions of similar standard will reveal. Also the College offers Merit cum Means
Scholarships on behalf of the Government and other funding like the Principals Welfare
Fund etc. Text book offers are also in place.
2.1.6 Provide the following details for various programmes offered by the institution during
the last four years. Comment on the trends i.e. reasons for increase / decrease and
action initiated for improvement.
The general trend is positive as will be borne by the Annexure. In order to sustain
the trend vigilant and quality teaching, transparent evaluation, adequate resourcing
are in place.
Few disciplines do reflect variability and this is largely the impact of the level of
Board results of particular years.
(See Annexure 2.1.6, Pgs. 34-37)

2.2 CATERING TO STUDENT DIVERSITY


2.2.1. How does the institution cater to the needs of differently abled students and ensure
adherence to government policies in this regard?
The institution follows an inclusive policy and tries to extend all help and support to
the differently-abled students. The endeavour is to be ergonomically compliant with
government norms.
2.2.2. Does the institution assess the students needs in terms of knowledge and skills before
the commencement of the programme? If yes, give details of the process.
Yes. The criterion for admission is merit alone. To ensure that merit is channelized
properly admission tests customised for subject need and interviews following the
same plan are part of the admission process.
During admission there is a students' Help Desk to address the needs of the applicants
and also to answer their queries. Moreover the students are counselled on the day
of the admission to help them take admission to the suitable subjects and courses.
2.2.3. What are the strategies adopted by the institution to bridge the knowledge gap of the
enrolled students (Bridge/Remedial/ Add-on/Enrichment Courses, etc.) to enable them
to cope with the programme of their choice?
Bridging-Tutorial classes are structured within the master time table of departments.
Faculty members sit with small group of students and orient them towards advanced
learning. Individual coaching is in place in all departments even if these are not reflected
as tutorials.

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Remedial -The College has a U.G.C. sponsored Remedial Course for students of
the Minority and Backward classes.Special classes are held in various subjects to
help the academically weak students.
Add-on & Enrichment- The college has also started UGC- sponsored self- financing
career-oriented courses. These are as follows:

Certificate course in Public Relations and Advertising

Certificate course in Multimedia and Animation.

Certificate course in Spanish.

UG Diploma course in Computer Application.

PG Diploma course in Food and Drug Safety.

The Add-on & Enrichment Courses have been designed to

Enable students to acquire IT and related skills in foreign language so that they
not only adapt to cutting edge syllabi in the science subjects, application skills in
liberal arts but also acquire extended applied skills to prepare for the job markets.

The Add-on courses in Food and Drug Safety help students to stay focused on
the seminal areas of the subject and they do well in their chosen programme of
M Sc in Micrbiology for this reason.
(D 2.2.3 Report on Remedial Course in Annual Reports 2011-12 & 2012-13 &
Prospectus of Career oriented Certificate Courses)

2.2.4 How does the college sensitize its staff and students on issues such as gender, inclusion,
environment etc?
Gender - The College caters exclusively to the educational needs of women.
Moreover the institution has a U.G.C. funded Womens Studies Centre which
undertakes research on gender issues, organizes seminars and various other
programmes to discuss and deliberate on gender issues.
Inclusive Representation - The institution is an inclusive one where there is no
discrimination made on the basis of religion, caste, ethnicity, region, language, social
status etc. Our hostel is an example of our endeavour to achieve the same. The
College being a totally government institution follows the 22% SC, 6% ST, 17%
OBC reservation.

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Environment-friendliness The institution is also fully aware of its responsibility to protect and preserve the
environment and organizes the Vanomahotsav annually to sensitize the students
about the same.
There is a Medicinal Garden maintained by the Botany Department which is not
only integral to the study of the UG syllabus but also an important instrument for
sensitization.
There is a Major Research Project under UGC funding which is actively setting up
a Butterfly Garden in the second campus adjacent to the College.
There is the Maintenance and Beautification Committee which is instrumental in the
maintenance of the cleanliness and the aesthetics of the college. The Gardening
Committee helps maintain the beautiful garden of the college.
The College has submitted proposal to the State Government to start Rain Water
Harvesting Project and a Solar Energy Conservation Centre under the guidance of
the Botany and Physics Departments respectively.
2.2.5. How does the institution identify and respond to special educational / learning needs of
advanced learners?
The College has excellent laboratory facilities in the science subjects.
There is also a well-stocked library which houses 100539 books, 466 volumes of
journals and the library subscribes to 20 journals and magazines.
Each department has a supporting Seminar Library for average as well as advanced
learners.
The Inter-NET is always available for student access.
The Post-graduate departments have research scholars and the College provides
them the best research facilities.
Summer trainings are regularly organized, as are visits to research institutes, and
industries to address the needs of advanced learners.
Students of the various departments attend special classes in different research
institutes for exposure to a research environment.
2.2.6. How does the institute collect, analyze and use the data and information on the
academic performance (through the programme duration) of the students at risk
of drop out (students from the disadvantaged sections of society, physically
challenged, slow learners, economically weaker sections etc. who may discontinue
their studies if some sort of support is not provided)?
The academic performance of the students is best revealed by the examination
results.

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Monthly Tests and College Level Terminal Tests form the structure of integrated
Continuous Assessment System (CAS) and records are kept in departmental
and central database.

These data enable the teachers of the institution to advice and guide the students
and also counsel those who are weak and fail to cope with the academic standard
of the college.

Results are prepared centrally but with close dialogue conducted with
departments so that the weaknesses of individual students are tackled in a
need-based manner.

Remedial classes are taken by the faculty members of the institution to help
the under-performers. The Remedial Course is funded by the UGC to especially
help the students of the minority communities and the SC/ST candidates.
(D 2.2.6 will refer to D 2.2.3 Report on Remedial Classes under the programme)

2.3 TEACHING LEARNING PROCESS


2.3.1 How does the college plan and organize the teaching, learning and evaluation schedules?
(Academic calendar, teaching plan, evaluation blue print, etc.)
The College publishes the Academic Calendar every year and it is circulated among
the teaching staff and the students.
The modules of the syllabus are prepared in a departmental meeting at the beginning
of each academic session and the teaching plan is subsequently distributed among
the students.
The students are evaluated both by written examination and orally. The process of
evaluation is as follows:

Monthly Test - There are year-long tests to ensure continuous assessment.

Mid term Test - These are comprehensive tests on substantial portion of the
syllabus to help the students to prepare for their Selection Tests.

Selection Test - Terminal Tests at the end of each year of study to assure the
eligibility for University Examination.

The students are also evaluated by inter and intra departmental seminars, study
circles etc.

In addition to this the autonomous post-graduate departments evaluate their


students through end semester examinations and presentation of Term Papers
in public seminars.

2.3.2 How does IQAC contribute to improve the teaching-learning process?


The members of IQAC regularly hold meetings through which monitoring of all
seminal academic activities including research projects undertaken by the individual
teachers of the respective departments are monitored.

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Students of Economics Department Interfacing with Keventers Agro Ltd

VIVEKANANDA INSTITUTE, NIMPITH

Interfacing with Research Institute

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The IQAC sensitizes departments to become computer literate in advance degrees


so that all departmental records are gradually transferred into a data base format by
the teachers.
It motivates opening of advance learning courses - PG, Career oriented courses: it
oversees the need to enhance facilities of all kinds that helps upgrade classroom
teaching.
The IQAC regularly seeks funding through schemes and instigates utilization and
application. A healthy body inspires a healthy mind. Very recently the IQAC
interacted with the convener of the Athletic Committee to encourage the formation
of a Throwball team; it also responded to student demand for yoga classes and
initiated a dialogue to induct a qualified yoga teacher.
The State Government guided by UGC norms has recognised the role of the IQAC
by including its participation as an internal sanctioning authority of Career
Advancement Scheme (CAS).
2.3.3. How is learning made more student-centric? Give details on the support structures and
systems available for teachers to develop skills like interactive learning, collaborative
learning and independent learning among the students?
The teachers have independent approach in the class room teaching process. The
tools and aids like overhead projectors, LCD projectors are made available to the
teachers.
The institution has internet and LAN system through which students can access
study materials as and when they need.
Interactive learning is conducted through workshops/ seminars/study circles/
lecture exchange programme with faculties from Central/ State universities/
Research Institutions/media/film institutions. Teachers of individual
departments organize these programmes for students and they are encouraged
to participate in interactive sessions.
2.3.4. How does the institution nurture critical thinking, creativity and scientific temper
among the students to transform them into life-long learners and innovators?
The institute takes care to encourage a debate and dialogue method without
neglecting the structured syllabus. It encourages students to question and clarify
in the classrooms and laboratories and during excursions. The teacher in the
institute is like a parent and a friend combined so that inhibition and diffidence
are uncommon elements. It is hoped that in keeping with the goal of woman
empowerment this free spirit with the right degree of prudence will be the
legacy of every Brabournite outside the portals of the institution.
The students are encouraged to participate in inter college debate/quiz
competition/seminars/discourses so that their communicative skills, knowledge
and critical thinking are enriched.
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In many Departments like Microbiology in the UG section seminar presentations by


students are undertaken. Many PG department like Microbiology and English have
provisions for research papers, term papers etc. as part of the course work.
2.3.5. What are the technologies and facilities available and used by the faculty for effective
teaching? eg: Virtual laboratories, e-learning - resources from National Programme on
Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) and National Mission on Education through
Information and Communication Technology (NME-ICT), open educational resources,
mobile education, etc.
The college is very open to e earning; It avails internet facilities promotes research
activities and enables accessing of e journals and e books. But the thrust area is still
teacher-centric where student is treated as a sensitive human being and groomed,
nurtured really, rather than virtually. This is the USP of the college.
2.3.6. How are the students and faculty exposed to advanced level of knowledge and skills
(blended learning, expert lectures, seminars, workshops etc.)?
All the Departments of the College organize seminars and workshops to enrich the
students academically. Experts are regularly invited to deliver lectures on topics which
are already taught in the class by the departmental teachers. Thus there is a blending of
knowledge from different resource persons from the university and other institutions.
Before organizing seminars and workshops departments discuss the topics in advance,
prepare charts and conduct background research.
Blended Learning: Inter-disciplinary dissemination of learning is quite common
especially at the PG level. For example the Department of Microbiology and
Geography involve the Department of Statistics for statistical analysis of Ph D thesis
of their departments. The Department of Geography brings faculty from Calcutta
Business School for teaching statistics to the MSc students. The departments of
Persian and Sanskrit are conducting research projects in collaboration with each
other. An inter-disciplinary National seminar among the departments of Persian,
Sanskrit and Hindi was held in 2013. An inter-disciplinary International level seminar
was held among Political Science, Economics and Sociology in 2009. The postgraduate department of English is in the final process of signing a MOA with SRFTI,
Kolkata to launch an optional course in Visual Transformation of Literary Text.
Expert Lectures: All the post-graduate departments regularly bring resource persons
from various research institutes and leading universities. The under-graduate
departments also do the same whenever need arises.
Seminars: Seminars and workshops are standard enrichment programmes and are
annual fixtures. The Annual Reports of the Institution published regularly reflect the
wide ranging subjects addressed during these programmes. Student participation in
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that students benefit the most from the discussions. They not only acquire intense
knowledge of the syllabus but also widen horizons of knowledge at once relative
and expansive
Workshops:

Faculty members of the Department of Microbiology offered themselves as


Resource Persons for the enrichment of Faculty Members of the department of
Geography.
(D 2.3.6 will refer to D 2.2.3 and D 2.2.6)

2.3.7. Detail (process and the number of students /benefitted) on the academic, personal and
psycho-social support and guidance services (professional counselling/mentoring /
academic advise) provided to students?
Since academic counselling and mentoring are part of a long established structure and
very need based and conducted in a humane way statistics are not maintained. This
would be mechanical in the perception of the College. The College has a number of
cells and even conducts remedial course for minority and backward class students.
The student Counselling Cell: Mainly psychological counseling. The cell regularly
organizes counselling session for students once a week with professional counselors
Dr. Sreemati Biswas. The cell has successfully counselled 130 students. The cell has
the following visions:

Raise greater awareness about stress and its related problems, organize
workshops and seminars on mental health.

Greater counselling sessions for students.

Organize group session and meditation.

Disciplinary Committee: The college has a Disciplinary Committee and senior


faculties as members. Its functions are as follows.

To discipline students.

To counsel them.

To correct and reform students who are found to have defiant behaviour.

The purpose of the committee is not to punish but to reform students towards
holistic awareness.
(See 5.1.9.)

2.3.8. Provide details of innovative teaching approaches/methods adopted by the faculty


during the last four years? What are the efforts made by the institution to encourage
the faculty to adopt new and innovative approaches and the impact of such
innovative practices on student learning?
In all the post graduate departments the Semester system has been introduced
and a new syllabus has been started.

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In the Geography department the post-graduate students prepare Term Papers


and present these in an open seminar for evaluation. The students also prepare
dissertation papers in their final semester which are evaluated through public
seminars by the external examiners from other universities.

In Microbiology department, Semester II and IV of the Post graduate course,


every Saturday a seminar presentation of the weeks total lecture is held where
students are encouraged to give their inputs in addition to what has already
been taught in the class.

In the English Department Special areas are discussed and then students are
encouraged to determine underworked areas in the broad domain. They
compose term papers and dissertations on the basis of these investigative
determinatives to present in the IInd and IVth semesters in the PG course.

In the Physics Department the PG students are guided to do project work;


regular laboratory visits outside the College are followed by exhaustive
interactive session.

In the Mathematics Department the PG students undertake project work.

The UG section of Bengali, Political Science, Sociology, Economics all


undertake some form of innovative teaching; the Bengali department conducted
a workshop on Film & Literature; the Political Science department conduct
class lecture through Power Point Presentation.

Through the feedback process it has been learnt that the students are benefitted
enormously. The teaching learning process is further enriched

as the students get the facilities of internet and intranet.

with the use of overhead and LCD projectors in the classrooms.

with ICT tools such as photocopiers, scanners, printers etc.

with image processing software, GIS software, microscopic photographic


attachment.

by regular educational excursions being held.

by visit to different industries and research institutions, laboratories are regularly


organized.

2.3.9. How are library resources used to augment the teaching-learning process?
By recommending reference work, accessing internet facilities to students the
teaching-learning process may be augmented.
The teaching learning process may be augmented by facilitating the use of
reference books and accessing internet facilities. The library uses various ICT toolsphotocopiers, scanners, printers etc to help students.

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The library also has Wi-Fi connection. Some old and valuable books have been
digitized. The library has joined the ENLIST programme (conducted by
INFLIBNET) since 2011. E- journals and e books can be availed by this. The
College library has Institutional membership with the British Council Library. The
College library has a dedicated web page(www.lbclibrary.org) since 2012. To make
the webpage interactive e mail address is provided to communicate with users to
deliver better library services. Facebook connectivity is also provided. The library
has installed library software KOHA compatible with Z39.50. This has helped in
better acquisition, circulation, cataloguing, book reserves, bibliography services,
etc.
2.3.10. Does the institution face any challenges in completing the curriculum within the planned
time frame and calendar? If yes, elaborate on the challenges encountered and the
institutional approaches to overcome these.
As far as the internal organization is concerned the institution finishes its teaching
well ahead but often due to unavoidable circumstances such as election processes
teaching days are curtailed and the affiliating university changes its schedule, then the
institution faces the challenge of disseminating its tradition of close and thorough
teaching in the imposed abbreviated time frame.
But as it faces this situation quite frequently extra classes are arranged without stressing
the students and long vacations are curtailed by a week or fortnight so that a balance
can be struck between academic needs and relaxations. Mention may be made of
Puja Vacation 2013 when a number of department arranged special classes to be
taken so that the curriculum may be completed with good time.
2.3.11. How does the institute monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching learning?
Through the students feedback information process.
Monthly/Mid Term/College Test/ University Examination results of the students.
(See 2.3.1)

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2.4 TEACHER QUALITY


2.4.1 Provide the following details and elaborate on the strategies adopted by the college in
planning and management (recruitment and retention) of its human resource (qualified
and competent teachers) to meet the changing requirements of the curriculum.
Highest
qualification

Professor
Male
Female

Associate Professor
Male
Female

Assistant Professor
Male
Female

Total

Permanent teachers
D.Sc./D.Litt.

Nil

Ph.D.

M.Phil.

PG

31

22

59

11

15

20

14

Temporary teachers
Ph.D.
M.Phil.
PG
Part-time teachers
Ph.D.

M.Phil.
PG

NB.
1. Recruitment and retention of permanent teachers do not come under the purview of the Institution as it does not enjoy
full autonomy but comes under the Higher Education Department, Government of West Bengal.
2. The College does not have any prerogative to allow 'temporary' status to teachers. In PG departments, Guest Lecturers
deliver special Semester-wise lectures as per demands of students in particular year. This number is flexible and varies
from Semester to Semester.

2.4.2. How does the institution cope with the growing demand/ scarcity of qualified senior
faculty to teach new programmes/ modern areas (emerging areas) of study being
introduced (Biotechnology, IT, Bioinformatics etc.)? Provide details on the efforts made
by the institution in this direction and the outcome during the last three years.
The College is a Government Institution and thus cannot recruit teachers. The lacunae
is overcome by
inviting retired teachers, scholars as resource persons, researchers to deliver short
term courses.
inviting meritorious ex students to take classes.
concerned departments conducting periodical workshops/seminars to upgrade the
process of teaching learning.
the College is using its place under DBT STAR Programme by which the Bioscience
faculties are refreshed with newer research technologies.
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respective departments engaging Guest Lecturers and retired teachers from Research
institutes/ Universities for teaching specialized new programmes.
2.4.3 Providing details on staff development programmes during the last four years elaborate
on the strategies adopted by the institution in enhancing the teacher quality.
a) Nomination to staff development programmes
Academic Staff Development Programmes

Number of faculty
Nominated 2007-2013

Refresher courses

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HRD programmes

04

Orientation programmes

18

Staff training conducted by the university

07

Staff training conducted by other institutions

08

Summer / winter schools, workshops, etc.

39 (summer)
07 (winter)

b) Faculty Training programmes organized by the institution to empower and enable the
use of various tools and technology for improved teaching-learning

Teaching learning methods/approaches- The Orientation and Refresher


Courses which are part of a standard procedure for screening are measures
to enhance innovative teaching skills of a teacher. These courses are
developed and conducted by Academic Staff Colleges of various
universities and teachers avail Duty Leave to attend them.

Handling new curriculum- Please refer to 2.4.2.

Content/knowledge management-Under the DBT Star College Scheme FIP


the Department of Chemistry participated in a programme on Computational
Chemistry in 2012. Under the same scheme the Department of Botany
participated in an awareness programme concerning Medicinal Plant Garden in
Garpanchakot in 2013. Yet another FIP scheme involved participation of the
Zoology department.

Selection, development and use of enrichment materials - Please refer to


note on Teaching-learning methods/approaches in 2.3.8

Assessment - The impact of faculty enrichment is directly felt in improved


teaching and is under the purview of the Heads of department.

Cross cutting issues - Faculty members participated in a UGC-sponsored


on Capacity building of Woman Managers in Higher Education in 2011.

Audio Visual Aids/multimedia - Many faculty members underwent


computer literacy programmes at different stages and they have developed
a level of on-job skill that has direct impact on class presentation through audiovisual medium.

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PG Diploma in Food & Drug Safety

Remedial Coaching in progress

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OERs N.A.

Teaching learning material development, selection and use - Faculty


members have not been formally exposed to any training programme for
content development but many faculty members in their capacities as
resource persons in refresher courses developed content with reference to
their competence.

c) Percentage of faculty

Invited as resource persons in Workshops / Seminars / Conferences


organized by external professional agencies

Participated in external Workshops / Seminars / Conferences recognized


by national/ international professional bodies

1-2 percent.

65 percent

Presented papers in Workshops / Seminars / Conferences conducted or


recognized by professional agencies

80 percent
(D 2.4.3. will refer to D 2.4.4.)

2.4.4 What policies/systems are in place to recharge teachers? (eg: providing research
grants, study leave, support for research and academic publications teaching
experience in other national institutions and specialized programmes industrial
engagement etc.)
As this is a Govt. College all the above mentioned opportunities are channelled
through the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of West Bengal.
Providing Research Grants: Teachers have opportunities to apply for Minor
and Major Research Projects to the UGC/CSIR/ICSSR/Other Bodies.
Study Leave: The Teachers are allowed to take commuted leave without MC.
Support for Research and Publication in other National Institutions:

All sponsored seminars publish proceedings which incorporate research


papers presented at the seminar.

The Lady Brabourne College Journal is a dedicated, ISSN research


Journal offering opportunity to the faculty for publishing its research work.

Specialised Programmes/ Industrial Engagements: The Principal always gives


ready permission to any faculty member invited as teachers/resource persons.
For instance a teacher from the English Department offered her consultancy
services to SRFTI in 2013. A teacher of the Geography department was invited
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University of Calcutta in 2013 and 2014. These are just a few recent instances of
this healthy and standing practice.
(D-2.4.4- Invitation letters)

2.4.5 Give the number of faculty who received awards / recognition at the state, national and
international level for excellence in teaching during the last four years. Enunciate how
the institutional culture and environment contributed to such performance/achievement
of the faculty.
1. Prof. Siuli Sarkar ( Principal)
2. Dr. Aditi Nag Choudhuri (Head, Microbiology)
(D- 2.4.5 Award Certficates.)

2.4.6 Has the institution introduced evaluation of teachers by the students and external Peers?
If yes, how is the evaluation used for improving the quality of the teaching-learning
process?
Yes. The students feed- back information is scrutinized by the teachers/Principal annually
and appropriate correctional steps are taken by the individual teachers.
(D- Specimen feedback form)

2.5 EVALUATION PROCESS AND REFORMS


2.5.1. How does the institution ensure that the stakeholders of the institution especially students and
faculty are aware of the evaluation processes?

Both faculty and students are made aware of the evaluation process and reforms through
institutional notification, faculty meetings, academic calendars, and teacher-student
interactions and by holding respective departmental parent-teachers meeting.

2.5.2 What are the major evaluation reforms of the university that the institution has adopted and
what are the reforms initiated by the institution on its own?
There are two levels of teaching programmes in the institution. These are:

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Post-Graduate level (autonomous): Five subjects: Four in Science and One in Artsi.e.
Geography, Microbiology, Mathematics, Physics and English.

Under-Graduate level (under C.U.)

In the Under-graduate level the University has introduced 1+1+1 system of examination
for three years degree course from 2009.

In Science subjects the syllabus has been re-formulated into 50 marks module consisting
of 16 modules and 8 Papers have been introduced since 2009 and is being run by the
institution.

The evaluation process constitutes of Theory and Practical examination at the end of
each year conducted by the university in a centralised way.
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The pattern of question has been re-formulated with introduction of essay type questions
of 10 marks and objective type of questions of 4 marks.

The evaluation of practical examination is conducted through laboratory experiments,


project works, field reports, computer based work, instrumental survey techniques
and RS &GIS software operations and viva voce. (The last one is applicable for
Geography).

This enables the students to compete and appear in entrance examinations of reputed
international and national institutes of higher learning for post-graduate and PhD degrees
and other professional competitive examinations in IITs,IIMs,ISI, IIPS &TISS and others.
In the case of post-graduate programmes, the institution has been granted academic autonomy,
so it runs the two years Masters course through semester system divided into four semesters
each consisting of six months duration. A new syllabus has been introduced in all the postgraduate departments. The evaluation reforms consist of the following:

An end semester examination at the end of six months

A continuous evaluation of laboratory experiments/assignments

Presentation of Term Papers through seminars

Preparation of Field Reports/Projects through primary survey, interviews, participant


observations, questionnaires etc. collation of secondary data and collection and analysis
of chemical and biological samples as and what is relevant for the individual departments.

Preparation of a dissertation paper at the end of 4th semester based on Special papers
offered by the individual faculties based on both primary and secondary data and
presentation of the same through a public seminar.

This enables the students to appear in NET, SLET, GATE,and other competitive, academic
and professional examinations.
2.5.3 How does the institution ensure effective implementation of the evaluation reforms of the
university and those initiated by the institution on its own?

This is implemented through academic curriculum and notification through college


prospectus and institutional Rules and Regulations and notification of individual
departmental post-graduate Rules and Regulations.

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2.5.4 Provide details on the formative and summative assessment approaches adopted to measure
student achievement. Cite a few examples which have positively impacted the system.

For formative evaluation the College has its own process of internal assessment system
through class tests, monthly tests, tutorials, mid-term tests and selection tests. The students
are then advised and counselled to rectify their shortcomings. The College arranges for
remedial classes for the academically weak students to help them overcome their
drawbacks and prepares them to do better in their university examinations. The university
results of our College students is exemplary, our students obtain ranks in the university
examinations. The system of assessment and evaluation adopted by us has had positive
impacts.
e.g., Zeenat Parveen (currently a Third Year student of the Department of History)
found it difficult to cope with the honours course when she took admission in this
college but constant monitoring and guidance has helped the student tremendously
and she has done fairly well in her Part I and Part II Examinations of the University
of Calcutta, of which the college is an affiliate.

2.5.5 Detail on the significant improvements made in ensuring rigor and transparency in the internal
assessment during the last four years and weightages assigned for the overall development of
students (weightage for behavioral aspects, independent learning, communication skills etc.

During the last four years, to be specific, there has been no programmed system of
rigor and transparency. This is because the graded process of examinations already
firmly in place ensures rigor and transparency.

The College has in place a very thorough invigilation mechanism.

UG and PG level scripts are assessed by several teachers ruling out any possibility of
under/over marking.

PG departments have in place a system of evaluation by third examiners ensuring rigor


and transparency in assessment.

Additionally the Disciplinary Committee plays the role of a reformative and counselling
unit to ensure complete integrity in the process.

To encourage communication skills and independent learning students are encouraged


to participate in seminars, write papers, participate in public debates conducted by the
Govt. and Non-Govt. Organizations and media i.e. television and radio.

Regular exposure to Value Education programmes lead to holistic development.

Generally speaking the students of the Institution have a very high level of integrity because of
the above mentioned systems in place.
2.5.6 What are the graduate attributes specified by the College/ affiliating university? How does the
college ensure the attainment of these by the students?
The graduate attributes desired include
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Consistent and excellent academic performance

An openness towards career orientation

A holistic approach to education.

The stated mission and vision of the College addresses these attributes and the college ensures
it through its sustained excellence in academic programmes; its career oriented courses and its
career counselling cell. Its regular value education programmes ensures the holistic development
of the student.
2.5.7 What are the mechanisms for redressal of grievances with reference to evaluation both at the
College and University level?

There is a provision of Review of marks obtained in the University examinations through


the departmental and institutional Heads. Students avail of this procedure and get Reviews
done as and when they think it is necessary. At the College level departmental teachers
and Heads address this and settle the grievances of the students.

2.6 STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND LEARNING OUTCOMES


2.6.1 Does the college have clearly stated learning outcomes? If yes give details on how the
students and staff are made aware of these?

Yes. There is a Career Counselling Cell which conducts workshops in collaboration


with Companies and Organizations so that students and staff are made aware of
performance and learning outcomes.

2.6.2 Enumerate on how the institution monitors and communicates the progress and performance
of students through the duration of the course/programme? Provide an analysis of the students
results/achievements (Programme/course wise for last four years) and explain the differences
if any and patterns of achievement across the programmes/courses offered.
(See Annexure to 2.6.2, Pgs. 38-39)

2.6.3 How are the teaching and assessment strategies of the institution structured to facilitate the
achievement of the intended learning outcomes?

Through organizing UGC sponsored National and State Level workshops/seminars/


Lecture programmes the students are constantly appraised of the latest opportunities of
Higher Education, research and professional opportunities in each individual subjects.

The facilities of learning in premier academic /professional institutions e.g. NRSC, ISSRO,
TISS, are notified to the students.

At the post-graduate level the syllabus is structured in such a way that students can sit
for Competitive examinations. The special coaching is given by teachers for appearing
in JAM, NET, SLET, GATE, GMAT etc

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Inaugural Session of Interdisciplinary International Seminar


L to R : Dr. Sanghamitra Mukherjee, Principal (2005-2011), Sri Satish Chandra Tiwari, Secretary, Higher Education Department,
Professor Amit Bhaduri, Emeritus Professor JNU & Professor of Political Economy, University of Paria, Italy

Panel Discussion in Progress

Professor Siuli Sarkar (then HOD), Department of Political Science briefing the Press at UGC Sponsored International
Seminar on Globalization, Capitalist Crisis and Inclusive Development: Myths and Reality, December, 2009

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2.6.4 What are the measures /initiatives taken by the institution to enhance the social and economic
relevance (quality jobs, entrepreneurship, innovation and research aptitude) of the courses
offered?
Several professional courses have been introduced in the college since 2007. These are as
follows:

UG Diploma Course in Computer Application

Certificate Course in Spanish Language

Certificate Course in Multimedia & Animation

PG Diploma Course in Food and Drug Safety

These enable students to select their future academic and professional courses.
The post-graduate departments offer Doctoral programme so that students get
opportunities to enhance their research qualification.
2.6.5 How does the institution collect and analyze data on student performance and learning
outcomes and use it for planning and overcoming barriers of learning?

Through Student Data Base Management System, Alumni Association, and


personal/ departmental communication the student learning outcomes are collected and
future planning is conducted.

A regular contact with ex-students through internet and face book is maintained and
they are encouraged to come and talk to the present students through seminars/study
circles/workshops so that an academic exchange between past and present students is
maintained.

The data collected is reviewed by the Principal and the Career Counselling Cell. The
IQAC is also consulted when required. The trends in Campus recruitment form the
parameter for future interface sessions with employers. PG syllabus are modified with
reference to student needs in BOS meetings to open more windows for them. But at
the UG level the College does not have the authority to break the barriers of learning as
the curriculum is managed by the affiliating university.

2.6.6 How does the institution monitor and ensure the achievement of learning outcomes?

By monitoring the students tutorial performances, project work and seminar presentation
and College and University Examination results the institution ensures the achievements
of learning outcomes.

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2.6.7 Does the institution and individual teachers use assessment/ evaluation outcomes as an indicator
3for evaluating student performance, achievement of learning objectives and planning? If yes
provide details on the process and cite a few examples.
From the earliest days of its inception teachers of the College make attempts to be aware of
students in an individual basis. Naturally their learning outcomes are monitored and known so
as to create a pool of knowledge of academic performance. Each department has account of
its students who have benefited from this system to progress onwards in higher education and
career building.

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Ms. Sumita Roy a PG student of English became de-motivated after performing below
her capacity in the first two semester in 2011-12. However she was counselled on the
basis of the results of her positive modules and became convince of her talent and went
on to successfully complete her course and is now a teacher in New Delhi.

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ANNEXURE 2.1.6

SCIENCE
Programmes

Number of
Applications

Number of students
Admitted

Demand Ratio (Applications/


Admitted Candidate)

2007

162

13

12.46:1

2008

427

19

22.47:1

2009

435

18

24.16:1

2010

556

19

29.26:1

2007

538

23

23.39:1

2008

1171

28

41.82:1

2009

941

30

31.37:1

2010

1140

25

45.6:1

2007

467

32

14.59:1

2008

351

33

10.64:1

2009

516

20

25.8:1

2010

498

33

15.09:1

2007

840

25

33.6:1

2008

1104

25

44.16:1

2009

428

20

21.4:1

2010

542

25

21.68:1

2008

151

27

5.59:1

2009

193

27

7.14:1

2010

258

27

10.32:1

2011

266

28

9.5:1

2007

670

23

29.13:1

2008

657

25

26.28:1

2009

1493

28

53.32:1

2010

713

18

39.61:1

Botany UG

Chemistry UG

Economics UG

Geography UG

Geography PG

Mathematics UG

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Number of
Applications

Number of students
Admitted

Demand Ratio (Applications/


Admitted Candidate)

2007

50

20

2.5:1

2008

47

5.88:1

2009

95

19

5:1

2010

77

20

3.85:1

2007

102

25

4.08:1

2008

95

13.57:1

2009

140

25

5.6:1

2010

201

20

10.05:1

2008

85

15

5.66:1

2009

81

10

8.1:1

2010

63

10

6.3:1

2011

126

10

12.6:1

2007

775

29

26.72:1

2008

1019

22

46.32:1

2009

992

29

34.2:1

2010

915

25

36.6:1

2007

63

12

5.25:1

2008

77

15

5.13:1

2009

92

15

6.13:1

2010

96

15

6.4:1

2007

193

14

13.79:1

2008

285

13

21.92:1

2009

364

14

26:1

2010

241

11

21.91:1

Mathematics PG

Microbiology UG

Microbiology PG

Physics UG

Physics PG

Statistics UG

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Number of
Applications

Number of students
Admitted

Demand Ratio (Applications/


Admitted Candidate)

2007

958

23

41.65:1

2008

1211

20

60.55:1

2009

1215

21

57.86:1

2010

1284

20

64.2:1

2007

333

29

11.48:1

2008

300

29

10.34:1

2009

347

33

10.51:1

2010

428

22

19.45:1

2007

1094

27

40.52:1

2008

1234

22

56.09:1

2009

1268

22

57.64:1

2010

1363

17

80.18:1

2009

15

2010

164

24

6.83:1

44

6.29:1

2007

129

19

6.79:1

2008

157

22

7.14:1

2009

232

24

9.67:1

2010

241

16

15.06:1

2007

1:1

2008

3:1

2009

1:1

2010

1.5:1

Zoology UG

ARTS
Bengali UG

English UG

English PG

Hindi UG*
2010
History UG

Persian UG

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Number of
Applications

Number of students
Admitted

Demand Ratio (Applications/


Admitted Candidate)

2007

92

18

5.11:1

2008

89

17

5.23:1

2009

109

17

6.41:1

2010

128

12

10.66:1

2007

332

17

19.53:1

2008

421

27

15.59:1

2009

344

23

14.96:1

2010

407

21

19.38:1

2007

102

18

5.67:1

2008

80

8.89:1

2009

103

26

3.96:1

2010

128

15

8.53:1

2007

306

28

10.93:1

2008

286

33

8.67:1

2009

294

35

8.4:1

2010

275

34

8.09:1

2007

53

28

1.89:1

2008

75

34

2.21:1

2009

29

14

2.07:1

2010

57

32

1.78:1

Philosophy UG

*introduced from 2010 - Hindi

Political science UG

Sanskrit UG

Sociology UG

Urdu UG

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Item 2.6.2

The flow chart illustrates the type of monitoring that the college does for maintenance of two
programmes/courses UG and PG. As PG courses are autonomous each department has its own
system of evaluation, monitoring and communication of progress to the students. However, end
semester examination at the end of each semester is common for all the PG courses and through
these students progress is monitored regularly. The five examples from two streams of two students
each at the UG and PG level illustrate the point adequately.
Arpita Roy of BSc. Honours is an example of how she has fared well in her results.
Chandrima Banerjee of B.A. Honours is an even better example of achieving excellent result after
close institutional monitoring.
As far as PG courses are concerned Jaita Sen of M.Sc in Geography has progressively achieved
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Jayshree Das of M.A. in English has shown remarkable improvement in her final result through
institutional monitoring.
Shilpa Dutta of M.A. in English ( 2011-2013) has also shown considerable improvement in her final
examination through institutional monitoring.
CASE STUDIES
UG (Science) Session 2010-2013
Monitoring Geography
Case 1 : Arpita Roy B.Sc

Part I

2nd class

2nd class

Part II

56.5%

Part III

52.5%

1st class
65.75%

Overall she has secured a First class (60.12%) in BSc Hons Examination.
UG (Arts)
History
Case 2 : Chandrima Banerjee

Part I

2nd class

2nd class

Part II

54%

Part III

1st class

61.5%

68%

Overall she has secured a First class (61.25%) in B. A Hons Examination.


PG (Science) Session 2011-2013
Geography
Case 1 : Jaita Sen
Marks SGPA (Semester Grade Point Average)
Semester I
4.32

Semester II

Semester III

Semester IV

CGPA Rank

4.57

4.92

5.34

4.79 1st class 3rd

PG (Arts) Session 2009-2011


English
Case 2 Jayshree Das
Semester I
45%

Semester II

Semester III

Semester IV

41.25

47%

53.5

Overall she has secured 46.68% in her M.A Examination.


Session 2011-2013
Case 3 _ Shilpa Dutta
Semester I
53%

Semester II

Semester III

Semester IV

55%

62.5%

62%

Overall she has secured 58.13% ranking 2nd in her class.

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RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
3.1 PROMOTION OF RESEARCH
3.1.1 Does the institution have recognized research center/s of the affiliating University or any
other agency/organization?
Yes. The Faculty members of the Institutions are recognized by University of Calcutta
and other Universities as the Research Guides and a number students already have
been awarded Ph.D Degree and some others have registered their name for Ph.D
Degree.
(D 3.1.1- Approval Letters of University)

3.1.2 Does the Institution have a research committee to monitor and address the issues of
research?
If so, what is its composition? Mention a few recommendations made by the committee
for implementation and their impact.
Yes, There are two bodies :1. Science Promotion Committee and UGC Committee -These two
committees look after the problem faced by the researchers and the Proper
communication to UGC for Work report and Audit report of the projects.
2. Institutional Ethical Committee which will clear the ethical problems in
certain projects.
3. The IQAC comprising of Senior Faculty members headed by the Principal
cover the aspect of research promotion in its regular meetings. Whenever
need arises the IQAC keeps open the option of expert consultation.
For instance at the time of launching the Platinum Jubilee inter-disciplinary
and inter-departmental project, The Role of Lady Brabourne College in
Educating the Minority Woman and its Impact on the emancipation and the
Empowerment of the Woman in Bengal it held meetings with experts on
Womens Studies in 2012.
In the time leading to the International UGC-sponsored seminar- conference
by the departments of Political Science, Economics and Sociology around
October 2009 several meetings were held between IQAC members and leading
experts in all the mentioned disciplines to chalk out the blueprint of the event.
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Name of the committee

Convenors/ Chair Persons Treasurers/ Secretary

Members

1.

Dr.AditiNagChaudhuri
Dr. Haimanti Chakraborty

Dr. Bidisha Mallick


Dr. Debosri Bhadra
Dr. Himangshu Shekhar Guha
Dr. Jayasri Sarkar
Dr. Mustafizur Rahman
Dr. Nupur Basu
Dr. Rinku Saha
Dr. Sameena Murtaza
Dr. Somasree Roy Chaudhuri
Dr. Sraboni Chakraborty
Dr. Subhra Chattopadhyay
Dr.. Sudipta Das

Science Promotion
Committee

2. UGC Committee

Dr. Aditi Nag Chaudhuri


Dr. Subhalakshmi Pande

Ms. Ruby Pal


Dr. Suchita Sinha

3.

Prof. Subrata Majumdar,


Bose Institute

Dr. Aditi Nag Chaudhuri Dr. Madhumita Dube


Medical Practitioner
All India Institute of Hygiene
and Public Health
Prof. Uma Banerjee
Philosopher
University of Calcutta
Mr. Ardhendu Kayal
Lawyer, Advocate, Alipur Court
Dr. Pataki Chatterjee
Scientist Jadavpur University
Dr. Chinmoy Panda Scientist,
Chittaranjan National Cancer
Research Institute

Institutional
Ethical Committee

Ms. Abira Chakraborty


Dr. Haimanti Chakraborty
Dr. Jayasri Acharyya
Dr. Mitali Bhattacharya
Ms. Natasa Das Gupta
Prof. Sanjukta Das
Prof. Saswati Mukherjee

3.1.3 What are the measures taken by the institution to facilitate smooth progress
implementation of research schemes/projects?
Autonomy to the principal investigator
person to plan and structure any project.

the Principal investigator is the key

Timely availability or release of resources Prompt disbursement of sanctioned


grants are ensured through constant liasions with funding authorities & allocation
meetings. (see also item 6.4.1)
Adequate infrastructure and human resources (details vide items 4.2.1 &
4.3.1). Provisions for inducting Research Fellows for Major Projects, both UGC &
non-UGC sponsored are in place. e.g.

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II by Dr. Anuradha Choudhuri, Department of Zoology has Research Fellows.

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The State Government funded Major Project The Role of Lady Brabourne
College in Educating the Minority Woman and its Impact on the
Emancipation and the Empowerment of the Woman in Bengal also has
Research Fellows.

The Collaborative Project between two members of the Physics department,


Tezpur University, Assam and the S.N.Bose Centre for Basic Sciences,
Kolkata also has Research Fellows.

Monte Carlo Simulation of biaxial nematic liquid, Relevant of pollinating


insects in propagation of flowing plants, Resource assessment, recovery
and utilisation in dynamic sewage-fed wetland ecosystem are three major
project which are facilitated with equipment and research assistant.

Time-off, reduced teaching load, special leave etc. to teachers


Departmental adjustments with the active support of Principal sanctioning leave
& load- distribution in place. (detail vide item 2.4.4 special leave)

Support in terms of technology and information needs


4.2.1-library; 4.3.1-IT-infrastructure)

Facilitate timely auditing and submission of utilization certificate to


(details vide item 6.4.2)
the funding authorities

Any other-helping in forging relationship with other institutes,


Organizing workshop/ Seminar etc. from time to time
i)

(details vide item

24 hrs Internet facility.

ii) Computers and laptops for every departments.


iii) Higher level Books and Journals for every subject.
iv) Spaces for research work (infra structure).
v) Faculty improvement programme and seminars are organized regularly.
vi) Insrumental facilities and Library help are taken from other Institutes.
(D- 3.1.3 List of Departmental Seminars in Annual Reports)

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UGC funded Major Research Project: Setting up of a Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden (Second Campus)

Animal House

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2006-07
Sem WS

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2007-08
Sem WS
3

Economics

2008-09
Sem WS

2009-10
Sem WS

Zoology

Physics

Botany

Chemistry

Statistics

Mathematics

Microbiology

11

2010-11
Sem WS

11

1
2

2
1

Pol. Science

Sociology

History
Sanskrit

1
1

Urdu
Philosophy

Bengali

1
1

2012-13
Sem WS
3

1
1

Geography
English

2011-12
Sem WS

1
1

3
1

1
1

2
1

Sem : Seminar, WS : Workshop

3.1.4 What are the efforts made by the institution in developing scientific temper and research
culture and aptitude among students?
Post graduate departments are organizing monthly seminar lectures by eminent
Scientists and Teachers from external Institutions.
Post Graduate students (Microbiology) have to present compulsory papers on recent
advances on the topics they are going through, especially in Second and Fourth
Semester.
PG students of English department have to write at least two term papers, one
under guidance (second semester), the second under partial supervision and applying
theories on Post-structuralism (Third semester) and finally they have to submit a
proper dissertation as a model for future Ph.D work on topics of current literary &
culture studies under their selected supervisors. They are also exposed to viva-voce
or defense of seminar paper at the Fourth Semester.
Postgraduate (Microbiology, Geography, and Physics) and undergraduate students
(Economics and Sociology) are to do Summer Project in the respective departments
under the guidance of the teachers.
Undergraduate departments also organize seminar lectures at least once a year.

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Undergraduate and Postgraduate departments of the science stream organize self


financed and sponsored workshop by DBT / DST, Govt of India.
Students are sent to different quiz contests (on or off-campus), debates etc. related
to there respective disciplines so that they acquire recent knowledge.
Research scholars of each department interact with the students so that they remain
aware what is going on. In the PG programme in English SRF and JRF scholars
from University of Calcutta and Jadavpur University become Guest Faculties to
allow present students to have maximum exposure in cutting edge areas of research
in humanities and culture studies.
Visit to Research Institute are organized for students.
Microbiology department publishes one annual magazine from the department and
Physics department publishes one wall magazine every year.
The Department of English (UG & PG) ensures that the Mandalika Banerjee
Memorial Lecture offers maximum exposure to students by not only giving them
interactive space with eminent scholars of literature but also involving them with
project work on the Topic of the Lecture. In 2012 Prof. Supriya Chaudhuri delivered
the lecture on Death in Tragedy. In 2013 Prof. Amitava Roy, teacher and performing
artist of international repute and associated with the Department of English, RBU
worked with the students on the Lecture/Project- The Tempest and the Globe.
3.1.5 Give details of the faculty involvement in active research (Guiding student research,
leading Research Projects, engaged in individual/collaborative research activity, etc.)
Most of the faculty members are involved in various research activities in different
fields. A number of research projects funded by different funding agencies are ongoing
or finished in last few years. Multiple numbers of students are enrolled for their Ph.D
degree under faculty members of Microbiology, Physics, Zoology, Geography etc. List
of Ph.D students are enclosed herewith.
Department of Bengali
Name of the Guide

Topic

Name of the candidate


registered awarded Ph.D

Prof. Gopa Datta

1. Bangla Chhotogalpe Apradhan Charitra


2. Sayad Mustapha Sirajer Upanyas :
Myth O Bastabatanga
3. 1850 1938 Bangla Upanyas O Banga
Dampatyer Bibaran

Misbahul Alam
Apurba Pahar
Abhishek Ghosal

Department of English
Name of the Guide

Topic

Name of the candidate


registered awarded Ph D

Prof. Sanjukta Das

1. Polyphonic Voices : Indian English Women Poets

Swarupa Gomes

2. Negotiating Context, Text & Authorship.


Selected Women's Narratives from the
subcontinents

Anupama Maitra

2. Men and Masculinities in the fiction of


Anita Desai

Aditi Sengupta

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Department of Microbiology

Name of the Guide

Topic

Name of the candidate


registered awarded Ph D

Dr. Aditi Nag


Chaudhuri

Aluminium Toxicity in Mammal- Its


Mechanism and Preventive Measures

Srabanti Basu,
Awarded in 2002

Regulation of the Cell Signal Transduction


Pathways for Cell Survival Apoptosis by
Tri and Pentavalent Arsenic in the Rat Brain

Suchandra Bhattacharya
Awarded in 2006

Designing of Organophosphrus Pesticide


With Low Nontarget Nerve Damageale &
High Phytoremediable Characteristics Using
Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship

Rini Pal Awarded in 2008

Isolation and Characterization of Thermophilic


Chitinase Producer Microorganism From
Temperate Soil

Debalina Basu (Ghosh)


Submitted in 2012

Development of a Good Biofertiliser : Isolation,


Characterisation, Identification of Growth
Promoting microorganism with Potent Nitrogen
Fixing, Phosphate Solubilizing and Salt Tolerant
Properties from Soil around Coastal Area of
West Bengal

Biswajit Saha (Reg. on 13.01.14


University of Calcutta)

Dr. Aparna Sen

Department of Mathematics
Dr. Jayasri Sarkar

Algebra Semiring

Merry Sultana

Algebra Semiring

Sarifa Khatun

Department of Geography
Dr. Snehamanju Basu

Prof. Saswati
Mookherjee

Well being of Aged Population in selected


areas of Kolkata City and North 24 parganas
District , West Bengal : An Appraisal

Suvalaxmi Chatterjee, 2013

Transformation of Agro Economic Scenario


in Nadia Districts , West Bengal :
A Geographical Analysis.

Supriya Das, 2013

Population Dynamics of South 24 Parganas


District : A Geographical Analysis.

Jiban Krishna Mondal, 2008

Changing Pattern of Literacy and Population


in Bankura District, West Bengal

Atanu Sarkar, 2008

Problems and Prospects of Agro Based


Industries in Burdwan and Hooghly Districs
in West Bengal : A Comparative Study.

Soma Dey. 2009

Womens Role in Resource Appraisal and


Participatory Management with Special
Reference to Birbhum, West Bengal.

Anindita Das Majumdar, 2009

Geography of Gender with Special reference to


North 24 Parganas and Howrah Districts, W.B.

Sumana Debnath, 2009

A Socio Spatial Analysis of Parliament and


Assembly Election in West Bengal 1977-2011

Aritra Chakraborty, 2011

Quality of Urban Life : A Comparative Study


between Kolkata Municipal Corporation and
Haora Municipal Corporation.

Tusi Das, 2011

Reproductive Health and Fertility Behaviour


Pattern of Women in Kolkata Municipal
Corporation with Special reference to Family
Planning and Welfare Programmes.

Emily Saha, 2012

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Department of Zoology
Name of the Guide

Topic

Name of the candidate


registered awarded Ph D

Dr. Sanjukta Mondal


Parui

Biochemical approach to the developmental


basis of rhizophore and phylogenetic
interrelationships of some Indian species
of Selaginella P. Beauv

Rajat PramanikAwarded in
2012

Studies on ecology, taxonomy, conservation


and some biochemical parameters of an
important natural soil binder Ipomoea
pes-caprae (L.) R.Br. in the coastal belt of
East Midnapore and adjoining areas,
West Bengal, India

Tamal Chakraborty
Registered on 2011

Department of Physics
Name of the Guide

Topic

Name of the candidate


registered awarded Ph.D

Dr. Barnali
Chakarborty

Study of the stability of Bose-Einstein


Condensate in finite optical trap

Sudip Kumar Halder

Theoretical studies on nonlinearity and


dynamical instability of (driven) Bose Einstein
condensate and exploration of suitable
control mechanism

Kamalika Roy

Isothermal - Isobaric Monte Carlo simulation


in a Gay-Berne liquid crystal using the
Wang-Landau algoritham

Shabana Shabnam

Dr. Sudeshna
Dasgupta

Department of Political Science


Name of the Guide

Topic

Name of the candidate


registered awarded Ph D

Dr. Siuli Sarkar

Working Women in Rural & Urban Sectors of


West Bengal.

Anasuya Chatterjee, HOD &


Assoc. Prof., Kanailal Dutta
College, Howrah

(See also Annexure 3.1.5A for Summer Project and Annexure 3.1.5B for all other Minor and Major Projects)

3.1.6 Give details of workshops/ training programmes/ sensitization programmes conducted/


organized by the institution with focus on capacity building in terms of research and
imbibing research culture among the staff and students.
Many workshops are organized by Science and Arts Departments of the Institution
with focus on capacity building in terms of research.
Department of Botany
Sl.No. Topic
1.

Workshop on Study of Chromosome and Food and Drug


adulteration

Date

Participants

10-13.12.12

Students of Physics
and Chemistry

10-13.12.12

Students of Physics
and Chemistry

Department of Zoology
2.

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Cytology (Chromosome study) and Study of Blood Group


and Haemoglobin content

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Department of Microbiology

Sl.No. Topic

Date

Participants

3.

Workshop for Young Biochemists

29.10.0702.11.07

Undergraduate
students of all
colleges
in the city

4.

Workshop for young Biochemists

20.10.0825.10.08

UG students from
all the colleges
in the city

5.

Workshop for young Biochemists

6.10.0912.10.09

UG students from
all the colleges
in the city

6.

Workshop on Handling Protein and Nucleic acids


Resource Persons : Dr. Santanu Roy (APC), Dr. Soumi
Guha Polley for Nucleic acid Dr. Aditi Nag Chaudhuri &
Ms. Debalina Basu Ghosh for Protein

28.6.112.7.11

Research Scholars
from the discipline
of Chemistry and
Food & Nutrition

7.

Wokshop on Gold Nano Particles and its USE in Detection


of Breast Cancer Cells Resource Person:Prof. Subhash
C. Basu , Emeritus Professor, University of Notre Dame, USA

1.2.123.2.12

Post graduate students


and Faculty Members
of the Deapartment

8.

Workshop on Isolation and Characterization of


Cyanobacteria from Waste
Resource persons : Ms. Madhulika Gupta &
Ms. Sudipta Paul Bhattacharya

10.12.1213.12.12

Physics & Chemistry


Students

9.

Workshop on Isolation and Characterization of Purple


Non Sulfur Phototrophic Bacteria from Waste
Resource persons : Dr. Mahuya Mukhopadhyay &
Ms. Sudipta Paul Bhattacharya

10.12.1213.12.12

Physics & Chemistry


Students

10.

Workshop on Recombinant DNA Technology and


Bioinformatics

2.3.139.3.13

Faculty members
of Microbiology &
Botany

1.6.10-6.7.10

National level UG
students

Department of Physics
11.

C. K. Majumdar Memorial Summer Workshop on


Experimental Physics in collaboration with Indian
Association of Physics Teachers RC 15

12.

To study the impedances of the complex system like


aqueous electrolyte, polymer network of different type.

Nov. 2012

8 Faculty Members

13.

Physical Science Workshop for Biological Students

11th to 13th
Dec.2012

Botany , Zoology,
Microbiology
students

14.

Student Improvement Programme

Nov-Dec,2012

Physics students

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Department of Chemistry
Sl.No. Topic
15.

Physical Science Workshop for Biological Students

Date

Participants

11th to 13th
Dec.2012

Botany , Zoology,
Microbiology
students

29th Feb. 2012

Undergraduate
Students

Department of Economics
16.

Writing a Term Paper in Economics

Department of Political Science


17.

Lets Talk Bengal

28th Sept. 2011

Undergraduate
Students

April to July
2010, 2011
2012, 2013

Postgraduate
Students

Department of English
18.

Shakespeare, Post Structuralism, T. S. Eliot and Modernism,


Victorian Literature and Indian Writing in English

3.1.7. Provide details of prioritised research areas and the expertise available with the institution.
Science
Department

Prioritized Research Area

Mathematics

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Statistics

Prediction problems in reliability analysis

Zoology

1. Epitope mapping of the allergenic proteins of the pollen of allergenic


plants growing in Kolkata: implications for immunotherapy and
studies on the air pollution impact on their etiology
2. Biodiversity of Aquatic system
3. Relevance of pollinating insects in propagation of flowering plants
in Calcutta and its surrounding areas including college campus in
Park Circus
4. Role of Arsenic trioxide as an inducer of stress during embryogenesis

Physics

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

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Algebra, Lattice Theory, Ring Theory, Universal Algebra


Fluid Mechanics
Functional Analysis, Fixed point theory
Algebra, Semi ring
Differential Geometry

Nanomaterials & Soft condensed matter


Nanomaterials
Statistical Physics
Soft condensed matter
X ray diffraction
Relativistic mean field theory
BEC, soft condensed matter

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Department

Prioritized Research Area

Geography

1. Industrial Geography, Social, Cultural Geography,


Environmental Geography
2. Environmental and community health geography
3. Regional Planning
4. Population geography
5. Urban Geography
6. Social, Political and Urban Geography

Chemistry

1. Photophysics of dye in surfactant solution


2. Photophysical and thermodynamic studies of dyes in aqueous
micellar dispersion of surfactants and in different solvents
3. Biochemical Aspects of Water Pollution in Rabindra Sarobar lake
of Kolkata
4. Study of Conducting Properties of chlorophyll a,b, xanthophyll and
carotenes in nanoscale aggregates in artificial system
5. Biomedical waste management-an infrastructural study in Kolkata
based hospitals

Botany

1. Manganese toxicity on physiology and biochemistry of Mungbean


2. Cyto taxonomical, classical genetics of different plant families
including various modern chromosomal technique
3. Plant tissue culture -cell line differentiation and embryogenesis in
Mentha arvensis
4. Antioxidant activity of some common edible herbs of Bengal
5. Heavy metal toxicity and study of biochemical antioxidative defense
mechanism of Alligator weed, and assessment of genotoxic effect of
Cd, Cr by RAPD analysis
6. Micropropagation and related biochemical analysis of different
species of Mentha

Microbiology

1.
2.
3.
4.

Economics

1. Development : Social sector


2. Indian Economic problems and Development Economics

Biotechnological potentials of Phototrophic prokaryotes


Heavy metal tolerance of Cyanobacteria
Biofilm production by bacteria
Effects of phytochemicals on cancer cell line and Agricultural and
environmental microbiology
5. Antimicrobial agents, Enzyme purification and nanotechnology

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DBT funded Tissue Culture Laboratory

DBT Workshop

DST-FIST funded Computer Laboratory

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Arts

Department

Prioritized Research Area

English

1. Indian writing in English


2. Post structuralism
3. Gender Studies

Bengali

1. Medieval Bengali Literature and Baishnavi song


2. Stylistics
3. Partition and partition literature
4. Tourism and ethnicity
5. Prosody and Rhetoric
6. Comparative literature
7. Mahasweta Devi
8. Bharatiya Mahabidroho
9. Tagore literature and painting
10. Fiction
11. Womens Studies

Hindi

1. Feminism and Media


2. Dalit Sahitya

Urdu

1. Modern Urdu Ghazal


2. Criticism in Urdu Literature
3. Fiction in Urdu Literature

Persian

1. Indo-Persian Literature
2. Contribution of Iran Society into Persian Studies in Kolkata

Sanskrit

1. Vedanta
2. Women in ancient India

History

1.
2.
3.
4.

Philosophy

1. Gender Study
2. Philosophy of Language

Sociology

1. Womens studies
2. Female-headed household: A study in Kolkata

Political Science

1.
2.
3.
4.

Gender Study
Womans History
Environmental History
Social History

Ethnicity
Gender Studies
Socialist Thoughts and practices
Problems of World Race and Governance with special reference to
North Africa
5. Research methodologies and Gender studies
6. Indian Political thoughts

3.1.8. Enumerate the efforts of the institution in attracting researchers of eminence to


visit the campus and interact with teachers and students?
UGC and other sponsored seminars and workshops are organized by various
departments through which researchers from various fields visit the campus
and interact with students as well as teachers. As the college is a Government
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Institute it does not have any private funding facilities. For list of seminars and
workshops organized by different departments.
(Sea also refer 3.1.3)

3.1.9. What percentage of the faculty has utilized Sabbatical Leave for research activities?
How has the provision contributed to improve the quality of research and imbibe
research culture on the campus?
Technically speaking the Service Rules of the Government of West Bengal do
not provide sabbatical as in place for instance in Universities of the U.K and
the US. However there is provision for Commuted Leave without Medical
Certificate for a maximum of 180 days (one hundred and eighty days) in an
incumbents entire service period to enable teachers to pursue advanced level
research work.
The Principal is very prompt to grant duty leave as required for selected Resource
Persons.
3.1.10. Provide details of the initiatives taken up by the institution in creating awareness/
advocating/transfer of relative findings of research of the institution and elsewhere
to students and community (lab to land)
Research on HPV, Nanoparticles, Herbal drugs, Biodiversity are in process.
Sl. No. Year

Department

Industry Visit

1.

Microbiology

Herald Food & Commodities Pvt. Ltd.


Palsons Derma

Botany

Vivekananda Institute of Biotechnology

Microbiology

Anmol Biscuits, Central Drug Laboratory

Chemistry

East India Pharmaceutical Works Ltd.

Zoology

Poultry Farm, Animal Resource Development,


Govt. of West Bengal

Statistics

Dakshin Roypur water Treatment Plant

Economics

Keventers Agro Limited

2.

2012-2013

2011-2012

3.

2010-2011

Microbiology

Bengal Chemical Works

4.

2009-2010

Microbiology

Britannia Industries

5.

2008-2009

Microbiology

IFB Agro Ltd.

6.

2007-2008

Microbiology

Mother Dairy

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3.2 RESOURCE MOBILIZATION FOR RESEARCH


3.2.1 What percentage of the total budget is earmarked for research? Give details of
major heads of expenditure, financial allocation and actual utilization.
The Institute is not empowered to allot any funds for research. Other sponsoring
agencies are approached such as the UGC, DBT, DST and CSIR to fund Minor
and Major Projects.
(Also see Annexure 3.1.5B)

3.2.2 Is there a provision in the institution to provide seed money to the faculty for
research? If so, specify the amount disbursed and the percentage of the faculty
that has availed the facility in the last four years?
As mentioned earlier the college is not financially autonomous and does not
have the liberty to either generate funds or to invite sponsorship from funding
authorities in a holistic capacity.
The Institution is mainly involved in UG teaching and research as main outlay
does not come under the purview except in case of the PG departments and
personal involvement on behalf of faculty members.
Individual teachers are recipients of research grants from UGC and non-UGC
sources. Departmental level MOU and agreements for teaching based advanced
learning are in place for PG Physics and English. (MOU between S.N.Bose
Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata , Tezpur University, Assam, Dept of Physics,
Lady Brabourne Collees, Kolkata, July 2013; SRFTI and Dept of English, Lady
Brabourne College, October/Nov 2013 under process)
DST-FIST programme is running.
(D-3.2.2. MOU between S. N. Bose Centre for Basic Sciences,
Kolkata, Tezpur University, Assam and Lady Brabourne College)

3.2.3 What are the financial provisions made available to support student research projects
by students?
UG students are not in the research bracket.
Post-graduate level project work engages students as associate researchers and the
funding is provided from the autonomous corpus of the departments which includes
partial UGC funding for all the PG departments except English because the XIth
Plan did not allow the latest department to apply for assistance under existent
norms.(i.e. a department must run continuously as a teaching-learning unit to be
considered eligible and English had initiated its PG course in late 2009)
3.2.4 How does the various departments/units/staff of the institute interact in undertaking
inter-disciplinary research? Cite examples of successful endeavors and challenges
faced in organizing interdisciplinary research.
Persian and Sanskrit (2011-2013) interdisciplinary project.
Registered Research Scholar in the PG department Microbiology was assisted
in data analysis by the department of Statistics.
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Faculty members of the PG department Microbiology offered their expertise to the


Faculty members of the PG Geography department.
Six departments including Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Geography
and Statistics run a common project under CPE grant, titled East Kolkata Wetland
Research Project.
Inter-disciplinary Studies and lateral interaction are not common factor in structure
syllabus of the University of Calcutta which the Institute is bound to follow in
UG programme consequently undertaking inter-disciplinary projects often clash
with the normal schedule of the teaching and learning of the structure syllabus.
(D 3.2.4 documents relating to the mentioned research work)

3.2.5 How does the institution ensure optimal use of various equipment and research
facilities of the institution by its staff and students?
Heads of the departments are taking responsibilities for optional use of various
instruments. Log books are maintained for different instruments for proper use
of them. Instruments namely DO meter, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, BOD
incubator, Impedance meter are used by different Biological and Physical science
departments as well as the Geography departments.
3.2.6 Has the institution received any special grants or finances from the industry or
other beneficiary agency for developing research facility? If yes give details.
The Physics department is joint participant in the Project Development of
Nano material based Dual Mode Contrast Agent and their Surface Mediated
Conjugation Study from the First Principle with S.N.Bose Centre for Basic
Sciences, Kolkata, Tezpur University, Assam. It is thus beneficiary of the fund
provided by the Biotech Consortium India, Ltd, New Delhi under DBTsTwining
programme. The total amount for participation for all three units is Rs.122.25/
- lakhs.
3.2.7 Enumerate the support provided to the faculty in securing research funds from
various funding agencies, industry and other organisations. Provide details of
ongoing and completed projects and grants received during the last four years.
(See also 3.2.1 & 3.2.2.)
Nature of
the Project

Duration
Year
From To

Title
of the
project

Minor projects

2 years
duration

Multiple

UGC,

21,55,790

Major projects

3 years

Multiple

DST,DBT,DAE
ICSSR, CSIR

2,13,49,460

Interdisciplinary projects

Multiple

UGC

25,25000

25,25,000

25,25,000

Industry sponsored

Students research projects

Any other (specify)

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Name of the
Total grant
funding
Sanctioned Received
agency

Total grant
received
till date

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3.3 RESEARCH FACILITIES


3.3.1 What are the research facilities available to the students and research scholars within
the campus?
24 hrs. internet facility
Well equipped computer laboratories
Enriched Computerized library with modern books and journals of various fields
Collaborative facilities on institutional and departmental levels with British Council
Libraries, USIS and the National Library, Urdu Academy, Itihaas Samsad, Bangiya
Arthaniti Parishad among other advanced level academic organization.
Each department with huge instrumentation facilities.
Regular visits and interaction with other research facilities, industrial institutions,
excursions and field work.
(See also 3.1.3)

3.3.2 What are the institutional strategies for planning, upgrading and creating
infrastructural facilities to meet the needs of researchers especially in the new and
emerging areas of research?
Building expansion to create state of the art infrastructure.
Expanding hostel and canteen facilities to help students to conduct research
and project work at the PG level beyond normal hours.
Ensuring uninterrupted and upgraded electric supply by setting up special
transformer, maintaining a generator and planning of a modest solar power
supply unit to act as supplementary source of power.
Upgrading, renovation and expansion of laboratories.
Upgrading, renovation and expansion of library and increasing library hours.
Seeking permissible funding and ensuring proper and timely conclusion of
projects with meticulous preparation of audit reports.
MOU and MOA with industry and advanced level academic and research units.
Seeking aid from the rich qualified alumni, approaching NRI alumni to train,
bonding
Women Study Centre encourages Faculties and Students undertaking research
projects.
3.3.3 Has the institution received any special grants or finances from the industry or
other beneficiary agency for developing research facilities? If yes, what are the
instruments/facilities created during the last four years.
The Post Graduate course in Physics was set up with help in instrumentation
and laboratory equipment from the S.N.Bose, National Centre for Basic
Sciences, Kolkata.
3.3.4 What are the research facilities made available to the students and research scholars
outside the campus / other research laboratories?
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East Kolkata Wetland project (CPE)

Seminar on Laser since 1960 and the future Challenge in Quantum Optics, September, 2011

NSS Activity: Visit to Child Care Home

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Students are using research facilities available at various institutions like Jadavpur
University, Indian Association for Cultivation of Science, Saha Institute of Nuclear
Physics, Bose Institute, Calcutta University etc.
In certain departments like Geography and Microbiology students of other Institutes
are enrolled for PhD work.
3.3.5 Provide details on the library/ information resource centre or any other facilities available
specifically for the researchers?
Fully computerized main library, seminar library, journals, INTERNET, INFLIBNET.
(See also 4.2.1 and 4.3.1)

3.3.6 What are the collaborative research facilities developed / created by the research institutes
in the college. For ex. Laboratories, library, instruments, computers, new technology
etc.
(See also 3.2.2 & 3.2.4)

3.4 RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS


3.4.1 Highlight the major research achievements of the staff and students in terms of
Patents obtained and filed (process and product) x
Original research contributing to product improvement x
Research studies or surveys benefiting the community or improving the services
(East Kolkata Wetland Project, HPV Project).
Research inputs contributing to new initiatives and social development

East Kolkata Wetland Project

HPV Project

Major Research Project for setting up a Butterfly Garden in the College Hostel
Campus

State Government Funded "The Role of Lady Brabourne College in


Educating the Minority Woman and its Impact on the emancipation and
the Empowerment of the Woman in Bengal".
(See also 3.2.4)

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3.4.2 Does the Institute publish or partner in publication of research journal(s)? If yes,
indicate the composition of the editorial board, publication policies and whether
such publication is listed in any international database?
Yes. The Lady Brabourne College Journal.
The national publication norms are followed. The Principal and IQAC are the
guardians of its copyright.
The Editorial board comprising
faculty members of the special area being addressed in the particular issue
experts from different fields.
Exhaustive two-tier reviews are done and only the final approval of the Peer
Review Team is the recommending verdict.
The journal is an Annual One.
Yes. It has been assigned ISSN number.
Journal
Volume

Published by

Advisory Editorial Board

College editorial Board

Dr. Sanghamitra
Mukhopadhyay,
Principal, Lady
Brabourne College
Dr. Indrani
Choudhuri Dutt,
Coordinator, IQAC

1. Dr. Alok Roy, Former Reader,


Dept. of Bengali, Scottish
Church College
2. Prof. Sati Chatterjee, Former
HOD, Dept. of English, JU
3. Dr. M. D. Feroze, Former
Reader, Dept. of Persian, CU
4. Dr. Shamim Anwar, Reader,
Dept. of Urdu, CU

1. Smt. Mahasweta
Mukhopadhyay, Dept. of
Bengali
2. Smt. Sujata Bhattacharya,
Dept. of English
3. Smt Rinku Ghosh, Dept. of
Hindi
4. Smt. Jahan Ara, Dept. of
Persian
5. Dr. Trishna Chatterjee,
Dept. of Sanskrit
6. Dr. Shaheen Sultana,
Dept. of Urdu

II

Dr. Sanghamitra
Mukhopadhyay,
Principal, Lady
Brabourne College
Dr. Subhalakshmi
Pandey (Executive
Coordinator)

1. Prof. Arun Bandopadhyay,


Dept. of History, CU
2. Prof. Ranjan Chakrabarti,
Dept. of History, JU
3. Prof. Prabal Kumar Sen,
Dept. of Philosophy, CU
4. Prof. Shobhanlal Dutta Gupta
Dept. of Pol. Sci., CU
5. Prof. Samir Das Gupta
Dept. of Sociology, KU
6. Prof. Jayati Hazra
Dept. of Geography, CU
7. Prof. Tarun Kabiraj,
Economic Research Unit, ISI
8. Prof. Purushottam Bhattacharyay,
International Relations, JU

1. Prof. Siuli Sarkar, Dept. of


Pol. Science
2. Smt. Suriti Roy, Dept. of
Pol. Science
3. Smt. Trijita Gonsalves,
Dept. of Pol. Science
4. Smt. Sudeshna Datta Gupta,
Dept. of Philosophy
5. Dr. Krishna Das Gupta,
Dept. of Philosophy
6. Smt. Kakali Sinha Roy,
Dept. of History
7. Smt. Sikha Paul, Dept. of
Sociology
8. Smt. Sumita Saha, Dept. of
Sociology
9. Prof. Saswati Mukherjee,
Dept. of Geography
10. Smt. Gargi Sinha, Dept. of
Economics

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Journal
Volume

Published by

Advisory Editorial Board

College editorial Board

III

Prof. Siuli Sarkar,


Principal, Lady
Brabourne College
Dr. Anuradha
Chaudhuri (Executive
Coordinator)

1. Prof. Ashutosh Ghosh,


Dept. of Chemistry
2. Dr. B. Achari, NIPER, IICB
3. Dr. Sujit K. Sardar, Associate
Prof., Dept. of Mathematics, JU
4. Dr. Ruma Pal, Associate Prof.,
Dept. of Botant, CU
5. Prof. Subrata Majumdar,
Bose Institute
6. Prof. Nikhilesh Kar (Rtrd.)
Dept. of Physics, NBU
7. Prof. Tapan K. Das (Rtrd.),
Dept. of Physics, CU
8. Prof. Asis K. Chattopadhyay,
Dept. of Statistics, CU
9. Prof. Budhdhadeb Manna,
Dept. of Zoology, CU

1. Dr. Nupur Basu, Dept. of


Chemistry
2. Dr. Jayasri Sircar, Dept. of
Mathematics
3. Dr. Haimanti Chakraborty,
Dept. of Physics
4. Dr. Sanjukta Mondal
(Parui) Dept. of Zoology
5. Dr. Aditi Nag Chaudhuri,
Dept. of Microbiology
6. Smt. Natasha Dasgupta,
Dept. of Statistics

3.4.3. Give details of publications by the faculty and students:


List of publications of faculty
Department

No. of
papers in
Nat/Int
Journal

Beng.

26

Eng.
Hindi
Urdu

No. of
Monographs
publications
listed in
Int. Data
base

Chap.In
Books

Books
Edited

Books with No. of papers


Book/
ISSN/ISBN in Journal
Chapter
No.
without
without
ISSN No. ISBN/ISSN
No.

39

19

30

16

18

Pers.

Sans.

12

Pol. Sc.

29

Socl.

Philos

Hist.

21

Geog.

25

Eco.

Math.

19

Stat.

Phys.

39

Chem

16

Micro

12

Bot.

11

Zoo.

24

N.B. : Citation Index, SNIP, SJR, Impact factor, H-index belong to individual faculty members. Therefore these are included
in the Departmental Evaluative Profiles. Other Publications cited in Annexure to Departmental inputs.

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3.4.4 Provide details (if any) of


Research awards received by the faculty
Department

No. of faculty Ph.D Awarded during 2006-2013

Microbiology

Economics

0*

Mathematics

Chemistry

Botany

1**

Sanskrit

Persian

History

Geography

Philosophy

Sociology

Gargi Sinha of Department of Economics received Ph.D in late 2013

**

Suparna Pal of Department of Botany received Ph.D in late 2013

***

Recognition received by the faculty from reputed professional bodies and agencies,
nationally and internationally
1. Prof. Siuli Sarkar (Principal)
2. Dr. Aditi Nag Choudhuri (Head, Microbiology)
(See also 2.4.5)

Incentives given to faculty for receiving state, national and international recognitions
for research contributions.

See answer to 3.1.9, 3.3.1, 3.3.5 Teachers from this Institution have been
selected for the Charles Wallace Fellowships from the Department of
English, International Research Fellowships have also been awarded to a
teacher in the Physics Department among others.

3.5 CONSULTANCY
3.5.1 Give details of the systems and strategies for establishing institute-industry interface?
Various strategies have been taken for establishing institute- industry interface. Some of
them are as follows:
College has a career counseling cell through which a number of students have been
absorbed in a number of industries / corporate bodies like CTS, TCS, MBT, Infosys,
Wipro, CATCG, 3G, Satyam, IBM-Daksh, FDDI, Accenture, Teach for India etc.
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The College started two career oriented courses in Public Relations and Advertising
and Multimedia and Animation with the Department to give students proper training
in the versatile use of computers.
The Course in Food and Drug Safety is also in place and is a bridge course between
academics and employment.
The Department of English is in the process of its optional course on Literary Texts
and Visual Translations as part of the PG programme. This course is also a bridge
course bringing closer media skills and literature and will open windows for
employment in digital and other formats of media.
3.5.2 What is the stated policy of the institution to promote consultancy? How is the available
expertise advocated and publicized?
The College publicizes the expertise available for consultancy services through:
Publication
Seminar Presentation
Interactions with Concerned departments in Other Colleges & Universities
3.5.3 How does the institution encourage the staff to utilize their expertise and available facilities
for consultancy services?
If any of the Staff Members are selected to offer consultancy services she is allowed
duty leave.
Departmental adjustments are made to release the teacher for the specific duration
of the consultancy service. For instance Duty Leave was granted to a teacher from
the English Department offered her consultancy services to SRFTI in 2013. Similarly
the system encouraged a teacher of the Geography department in the same way
when she was invited as resource person in the Refresher Course of the Academic
Staff College, University of Calcutta in 2013 and 2014.
All facilities listed under Research vide Items 2.4.4, 4.2.1, 4.3.1 & 6.4.1 are open
for Consultancy purpose should such need arise.
The college encourages the staff for the consultancy services by forming Committees
like the NSS (Unit 1 & 2) and the Career Counseling Cell. The members look after
the annual activities of these committees. They conduct various seminars, workshops,
training programmes, counseling sessions, field visits, lectures on Radio and Television
channels etc. from which the students as well as different communities of the society
are highly benefitted.

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Research Initiative by Department of Physics (Item 3.2.2)

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3.5.4 List the broad areas and major consultancy services provided by the institution and the
revenue generated during the last four years.
All services are free by the college. Some of the activities are listed below:
Prof. Siuli Sarkar (Principal) :

Female Hawkers in the Third World Cities 2012. Consultancy organized by


Academic Staff College, University of Calcutta.

Welfare Politics and Indian Rulers 2013. Consultancy organized by Sanskrit


Department, University of Calcutta.

Prof. Gopa Dutta :

Consultancy as President of W.B.C.H.S.E on restructuring and


reogranisation of the syllabi of classes XI and XII.

Orientation Programme organized by Academic Staff College, University


of Calcutta 2011, Rabindra Nather Choto Galpe Ragging Onanya Prasangya.

Resource Person organized by Woman Studies Centre, Aligarh Muslim


University 2012, Achivement and Agony of Krishna Bhamini Das.

Dr. Aditi Nag Chaudhuri :

Refresher Course organized by Academic Staff College, Jadavpur University


2009 on Biotechnology, Agriculture and Third World.

Orientation Course organized by Academic Staff College, University of Calcutta


2011 on HPV, Cervical Cancer and Indian Woman.

Prof. Saswati Mukherjee:

Consultancy offered in "Landscape changes : Socio-Cultural Dimensions with


ref. to Urbanized Landscapes (2012) Science College.

Consultancy programme organized by department of Geography, University of


Calcutta and Academic Staff College.

Dr. Indrani Choudhuri Dutt:

NAAC - Best Practices-2013; Consultancy programme organized by Academic


Stuff College.

Translation of Mythology in Cinematic Discourse-2013; Consultancy programme


organized by SRFTI.

Modern Aesthetics as instrument of appreciative cognition-2013; Consultancy


programme organized by Terapanthy Institute, Kolkata.

NSS Unit:

imparting free education and other services to the local slum dwellers,orphanages,
old age homes.

providing counseling and consultancy services on health and hygiene, diseases,


disaster management, environmental conservation and biodiversity, waste
management, drug abuse, womens rights, security of women, etc. through
personal visits as well as through seminars and workshops.

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arranged for regular medical camps for health checkups.

NIGHT SCHOOL :
The College has also made a contribution to the spread of education among the
people living in the slums adjoining the College.
Students took part in various disaster management activities like Aila, Flood
etc.
Annual Value Education Programme is also another aspect of community-awareness
scheme. Students have had the opportunity to interact and exchange views with
experts from Social Welfare organizations like Ramakrishna Mission, Gender
crusaders, Feminist Studies specialists, Legal Experts specializing in women-centric
laws, Environmental ethics experts and others.
3.5.5 What is the policy of the institution in sharing the income generated through consultancy
(staff involved: Institution) and its use for institutional development?
Consultancy services are provided free by the College

3.6 EXTENSION ACTIVITIES AND INSTITUTIONAL SOCIAL


RESPONSIBILITY (ISR):
3.6.1 How does the institution promote institution- neighbour hood community network
and student engagement, contributing to good citizenship , service orientation
and holistic development of students?
For the promotion of institution-neighbourhood community network development Lady
Brabourne College has started a National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit within the college
campus. There are actually two NSS Units in our college NSS I and II. Students of
the college are encouraged to be part of these units. The units perform various activities
throughout the year for the betterment of the neighbourhood and the holistic development
of the students. Student volunteers of Lady Brabourne College, NSS Unit have
completed various programmes contributing to good citizenship.They regularly join
various programs arranged by our College or University. Some of their activities are
given below:
Students residing in hostel participate in running a night school for the children of
Group D staff and pavement dwellers. Children are not only taught here but they are
also taken for Picnics, made to participate in Sit and Draw Competitions arranged
for them and many other activities. The NSS units also supply stationary to the
children.
Students are encouraged to clean the college and the surrounding areas. They
sometimes organize a Plastic drive Movement in the college campus. During
this drive they collected and got rid of all plastic materials which were less
than 40 microns thick.

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Students also observe and celebrate Biodiversity Day, Earth Day, World
Environment Day etc. Every Year programmes are conducted on Value added
Education, Literacy Drive Programme on Literacy Day. Students also take
part in debates on Road Safety, Prohibition of Narcotics organized by city police
in collaboration with College Students' Union. The NSS unit observe Vanamahotsav
by planting saplings collected from forest departments.
Volunteers arrange awareness programmes with a view to eradicating Dengue,
Chikungunia and Malaria in association with Lions Club and Kolkata
Municipal Corporation.
Programmes on Food safety, Flood and Drought, Preservation of Energy
Sources, Conservation of Energy, Alternative Energy sources, Republic Day,
Independence Day, International Womens' Day, Rabindra Jayanti, Teachers Day,
Reunion, Freshers welcome etc. go a long way in making the students good citizens
of our country.
Lady Brabourne College has adopted several old age homes like The Little Sister,
The Little Heart etc.
Microbiology Post graduate students have done a survey amongst college students
about the knowledge , belief and attitude towards cervical cancer, its risk factor and
Pap smear test. Their aim was also to spread the awareness about the disease
because these tests help to detect early cytological changes such as dysplasia and to
treat the patients before cervical cancer develops.

3.6.2. What is the Institutional mechanism to track students involvement / activities which
promote citizenship roles ?
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All the programmes in which the students of our college are involved are supervised
by the teachers and the committees formed by the teachers like NSS, Gardening
and Beautification Committee, Debate and Cultural programme Committee, Science
Promotion Committee etc.
3.6.3. How does the Institution solicit stakeholder perception on the overall performance and
quality of the Institution ?
The institution always endeavours to uplift its overall performance and quality. As an
institution we continually strive towards better service to our stakeholders.
Regular General Body meetings and Board meetings are held for the resolution of
several issues regarding the smooth running of the college.
Students come to know about their college through the prospectus which describes
the rich heritage of the college and provides important information about the different
departments. They are further sensitized through orientation programmes. They
become aware of, as well as active participants in, the culture of the institution through
the various programmes held throughout the year.
Students are encouraged to become part of the Studentss Union and organize their
own democratic platform. It is entirely the responsibility of the students to organize
the Students' Election. This helps the students to understand the community in which
they work, identify the needs and problems of the community, get involved in problem
solving process and of course develop among themselves a sense of social and civic
responsibility.
Students are also encouraged to organize Kaleidoscope, the College Fest. This is
used as a training media for awareness of institutional culture and gives them hands
on training in organizational skills.
Students are made part of Remedial courses which are organized to help the weaker,
underpriviledged students, NSS and also the Night School activities. This practice
encourages community consciousness and social awareness.
Regular Parent-teacher meetings are held in all the departments of the college. This
enables parents to discuss issues pertaining to their ward with the teachers.
In this institution we have a method of taking students feedback regarding academics,
the library and general environment of the college. This feedback enables us to keep
up our standards in every aspect.
3.6.4. How does the institution plan and organize its extension and out reach programme?
Providing the budgetary details for last four years, list the major extension and out
reach programmes and their impact on the overall development of students.
National Service Scheme, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India,
popularly known as NSS was launched in Gandhijis Birth Centenary Year 1969. From
its inception, more than 3.75 crores students from Universities, Colleges and Institutions
of higher learning have benefited from the NSS activities, as student volunteers.

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The cardinal principle of the NSS programme is that it is organised by the students
themselves and both students and teachers through their combined participation in
community service, get a sense of involvement in the tasks of nation building. Our
institution encourages both students and faculty members to be a part of this NSS
scheme thus training the students in community service and making them responsible
citizens of India. In our college the programme officers in charge of the NSS units take
care of the necessary expenses which is then reimbursed by the University of Calcutta.
Year

NSS unit I
Regular Activities
(in Rs.)

NSS unit II

Special Activities Regular Activities Special Activities


(in Rs.)
(in Rs.)
(in Rs.)

2009-2010

22500

22500

2010-2011

22500

22500

22500

22500

2011-2012

22500

22500

22500

22500

2012-2013

13500

22500

22500

22500

3.6.5. How does the Institution promote the participation of students and faculty in extension
activities including participation in NSS, NCC, YRC and other National/ International
Agencies.
The institution promotes the participation of students and faculty members in various
extension activities.
Prof. Natasha Dasgupta of the Department of Statistics is the script writer, coordinator
and anchor of different public awareness program of Doordarshan Kendra, Kolkata.
The programmes hosted by her are as follows:

Presenter and script writer of Porjaboran Darshan :a Central Pollution Control


Board sponsored public awareness programme on environment.
Productions: Global warming (April-2012), Waste disposal management (May2012), Tagore as environmentalist (May-2012).

Host and script writer of a weekly interactive live show : Poribesh o amraawareness program on environment. (Aug-Dec-2012) Show-Topics: Air
pollution (2 episodes), Sound Pollution(2 episodes), Radioactivity, Pujor
Poribesh (2 episodes)
Panelists: Chairperson, State pollution control board, Renowned
Environmentalists, University Professors, Members of different Science clubs.
Viewers also took part in the show through telephone calls.

Script writer and anchor of the womens progrmme Srimoyee and Ghore
baire Productions: Shelter home for women (3 episodes:Nov-2012), Status
of women in Vedic era (Mar-2013), Female Hawkers (2 episodes, April-13).

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Dr. Sutapa Ray of the Department of Sanskrit and Ms. Snigdha Pain of the
Department of Statistics work as the programme officers in National Service Scheme
(NSS) Units of our college. There are two NSS Units in our college NSS I and II.
Students of the college are encouraged to be part of these units. The units perform
various activities throughout the year for the betterment of the neighbourhood and
the holistic development of the students. Student volunteers of Lady Brabourne
College, NSS Unit have completed various programmes contributing to good
citizenship. They regularly join various programs arranged by our College or
University.
3.6.6. Give details on social surveys, research or extension work (if any) undertaken by the
college to ensure social justice and empower students from under privileged and
vulnerable sections of society.
There are a number of programmes on social surveys undertaken by the college to
ensure social justice and empower students from under privileged and vulnerable
sections of society. The Institution is a girls college and is as such a major force
in the empowerment of women in our society, Among them, a large number of
SC, ST and minority students are getting empowered every minute by learning of
new horizons of this universe every moment that they spend here. More over the
seminar lectures organized by each department every year (details attached) , the
workshops, debates , and other types of academic and cultural programmes
organized in and off campus are making them ever stronger. This is revealed by
the large number of ex-students holding different responsible positions today.
The students are carrying the message of empowerment through education back
to their family -thus further enlightening at least five other persons on average.
Some of the activities and surveys undertaken by the college are listed below:
The post graduate diploma course in Food and Drug safety, a vocational course
has been introduced to assist the weaker students who will not go for higher
studies and would like to get a job early in their career.
Other career oriented courses like 1) Computer Application, 2) Multmedia and
Animation, 3) Public Relation and Advertising 4) Spanish language also help
the students to achieve this goal.
A survey was done by Microbiology Post graduate students in 2010 amongst
college students about the knowledge, belief and attitude towards cervical
cancer, its risk factors and Pap smear test. Their aim was also to spread the
awareness about the disease because WHO estimated that more than 1,30,000
Indian women are diagnosed with cancer of cervix every year and about 74,000
of them die from it so it is extremely necessary to spread awareness about this.
The remedial centre under UGC sponsorship undertake special coaching of slow
learner and students of less privilege section to bring them at par with main stream
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student ensuring social justice.


East Kolkata Wetland project undertaken by 6 undergraduate and post graduate
departments enlighten fisher man community residing in various villages within
the Ramsar site East Kolkata Wetland. They were made aware of the biotic
communities in the particular region.
3.6.7. Reflecting on objectives and expected outcomes of the extension activities
organized by the Institution, comment on how they complement students Academic
learning experience and specify the values and skill inculcated.
The major extension activity organized by the college for the students are the
NSS activities. The broad objectives of the NSS are to enable the students to:
Understand the community in which they work;
Understand themselves in relation to their community;
Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem
solving process;
Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility;
Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and
community problems;
Develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities;
Gain skills in mobilizing community participation;
Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude;
Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters;
Practice national integration and social harmony;
Running of the Night School in the College Hostel by the students help them to
became socially aware and sympathetic.
3.6.8. How does the Institution ensure the involvement of the community in its reach out
activities and contribute to the community development? Detail on the initiatives of the
institution that encourage community participation in its activities?
As a responsible part of the community, Lady Brabourne College prides itself in being
a center to which the neighbouring community can turn to, not only for high quality
education, but also for other developmental needs.
As mentioned before, the students residing in the college hostels conduct special
night classes for children. While a section of the students of these classes are
children of our Group D staff, a large number are street children. Both the
faculty and students have worked very hard to convince the pavement dwellers in
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efforts that today the poor of the vicinity are convinced of the necessity of providing
education for their children.
Students are encouraged to clean the college and the surrounding areas. Occasionally
they organize a Plastic Drive movement not only within the college campus but
also in the neighbouring locality. During this drive they collect and get rid of all plastic
materials which are less than 40 microns thick. The students also try to convey to
the local people the harmful effects of reusing thin plastic sheets and bottles.
The Science Promotion Committee organizes programmes on current topics of interest
on the ocassion of Science Day which is celebrated every year on the 28th of February.
Students from nearby schools are invited to attend these programmes and to interact
with the students of our college.
3.6.9. Give details on the constructive relationship forged (if any) with other institutions of the
locality for working on various outreach and extension activities.
Our Institution is involved in interactive sessions and other out reach activities with
several Industries in and around Kolkata. Students visit several production units of
Companies like Deys Medical, East India Pharmaceutical Works Ltd, Mother Dairy,
IFB Agro Ltd., Britannia Industries, Bengal Chemical Works, Anmol Biscuits, Central
Drug Laboratory, Herald Food and Commodities Pvt. Ltd., Palsons Derma, Bengal
Beverages etc. On these visits, the students observe the actual production procedure
of various industrial products and interact with the production engineers and
executives. The students are highly enlightened and hugely benefited from these
sessions.
Mentioned may be made of the Principal addressing local institute like UBI (Main
Branch), Indian Railway (Eastern) and Mahabeer Institute a CBSE School on ideas
of Women Education and Importance of Education with Women Workers, teachers
and students as part of reachout efforts.

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Sri Gopal Krishna Gandhi (then Governor) and Professor Andr Beteille graced the
27th Bangiya Arthaniti Parishad Conference in 2007

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3.6.10. Give details of awards received by the Institution for extension activities and /
contributions to the social/ community development during the last four years.
Sl. Name of the Faculty/
No. Committee

Description of Award

Year

Dr. Ramdas Chatterjee &


Dr. Aditi Nag Chaudhuri

Project funded by Indian Council of Social Science


Research to work on awareness programme on
cervical cancer

2011

Sutapa Roy

Best Programme officer as NSS functionary

2009-2010

Snigdha Pain

Best Programme officer as NSS functionary

2011-2012

NSS Unit II

Best Special Camping Programme

2010-2011

NSS Unit II

Best Volunteer

2011-2012

NSS -Unit I & II

Best Unit in the State

2012

3.7 COLLABORATION
3.7.1 How does the institution collaborate and interact with research laboratories, institutes
and industry for research activities. Cite examples and benefits accrued of the initiatives
- collaborative research, staff exchange, sharing facilities and equipment, research
scholarships etc.
Some of the PG department of the Institute are engaged in collaborative research.

Department of Physics (see 3.2.6)


Faculty members of the Physics department, Dr. Chhanda Basu Chaudhuri and
Dr. Srabani Chakraborty are joint participants in the Project Development of
Nano material based Dual Mode Contrast Agent and their Surface Mediated
Conjugation Study from the First Principle with S.N.Bose Centre for Basic
Sciences, Kolkata and Tezpur University, Assam.
A major project entitled Monte Carlo Simulation of biaxial nematic liquid crystals
sanctioned by CSIR with one of the faculty member, Dr. Sudeshna Dasgupta as the
Principal Investigator (PI) is ongoing in the Department of Physics. This project is in
collaboration with the Physics Department, Jadavpur University and Prof. Soumen
Kumar Roy of Jadavpur University is acting as the Co PI.

Department of Microbiology (See 3.1.10.)


A project entitled Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, Belief and Practice of the
Woman in Kolkata towards Cervical Cancer and Its Risk Assessment", financed by
Indian Council of Social Science Research is onging in the department with Dr. Ram
Das Chatterjee, a Guest lecturer of the Department of Microbiology, Lady Brabourne
College and former Head of the Department of Tumor Virology, Chittaranjan National
Cancer Institute, Kolkata as Principal Investigator and Dr. Aditi Nag Chaudhuri,
Head of the Department of Microbiology, Lady Brabourne College and Dr. Arnab
Ghosh, Dept of Anthropology, Viswa Bharati, Shantiniketan as Co-Investigators.

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Collaborative Research : Expansion of knowledge, Generation of new idea in


research.
Staff Exchange : Research work in the institution is largely interactive. Physical
exchange of staff is not possible within the existent frame work.
Sharing Facilities & Equipment : Laboratory and Equipment are shared by the
intuitions collaborating with Lady Brabourne College.
Research Scholarships : Collaborative schemes allowed induction of research
scholar.
3.7.2 Provide details on the MoUs/collaborative arrangements (if any) with institutions of
national importance/other universities/ industries/Corporate (Corporate entities) etc. and
how they have contributed to the development of the institution.
(Also see 3.1.5 and 3.2.6)

3.7.3 Give details (if any) on the industry-institution-community interactions that have
contributed to the establishment / creation/up-gradation of academic facilities, student
and staff support, infrastructure facilities of the institution viz. laboratories / library/
new technology /placement services etc.
(Also see 1.1.5, 3.2.1. and 3.2.2)

3.7.4 Highlighting the names of eminent scientists/participants who contributed to the events,
provide details of national and international conferences organized by the college during
the last four years.
(D- 3.1.3 : List of Departmental Seminars in Annual Reports)

3.7.5 How many of the linkages/collaborations have actually resulted in formal MoUs and agreements
? List out the activities and beneficiaries and cite examples (if any) of the established linkages
that enhanced and/or facilitated
(Also see 3.1.5 and 3.2.6)

The effort of the PG department of English to engage the SRFTI in teaching and optional
course in the forth semester on texts and there are Visual Representation when completed
will also result MoU and will lead to impacting student enreachment.
Curriculum Development/enrichment : The collaboration between PG department
of English and SRFTI when in place will result in curriculum development/enrichment.
Internship/ On-the-job training : Same as above.
Summer placement : The research scholars registered under the CSIR project in
the Department of Physics are attending summer projects at various institutes
throughout the country.

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Faculty exchange and professional development: The collaborative research work


with premier institutes enables and enhances exchange of faculty and resources.
Research: Students of our college get ample scope of doing research work at the
other institutes after their postgraduation.
Consultancy : Collaboration with the institutes enable the departments of the college
to consult with the faculty members of the collaborative institutes regarding various
academic.
Extension: As a part of the research project ongoing in the department of Microbiology
in collaboration with ICSSR a survey was done amongst college students about the
knowledge, belief and attitude towards cervical cancer, its risk factors and information
regarding Pap smear test.
Publication: None till date
Student Placement
Twinning programmes
Introduction of new courses
Student exchange
Any other
3.7.6 Detail on the systemic efforts of the institution in planning, establishing and implementing the
initiatives of the linkages/ collaborations.

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Individual teachers & their reputation as researchers engaged in exchange of academic


dissemination of information and set about imitating meetings and other formality to
bring about linkages and collaboration.

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Item 3.1.3.

Seminars Organized in the College

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SUMMER PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BY POST GRADUATE
DEPARTMENTS
A. DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY:
Under the guidance of

Year

Topic

Dr. Aditi Nag Chaudhuri

2006

1. Isolation and Characterization of two Thermophilic Chitinase


producer organism.

2007

2. Identification of an enzyme as a Marker event during sporulation in


Bacillus subtilis

2008

Follow up of potential gradient in Bacterial membrane using chemical,


biochemical and electrochemical procedures with special emphasis to
the Calcium Channels
Differences in Mechanism of resistance against antibiotics in Gram
positive and Gram negative bacteria : Efflux of Tetracycline .

2009

Rate of Enzyme catalyzed reaction and its activation energy


Trehalose synthesis inhibition in Saccharomyces cerevisieae by garlic
extract.

2010

Psychotropic drug can increase the antibiotic sensitivity by binding


with the plasmid DNA
Study of the Effect of Garlic Extract on Trehalose Content and Mycolic
Acid Synthesis of Corynebacterium sp.

2011

Study of pigment producing bacteria from waste water using nutrient


agar medium
Microbial biodiversity of East Kolkata Wetland
Study of pseudomonas sp isolated from East KolkataWetland and
analysis of its sequence using bio-informatics tools

2012

Antimicrobial effect of silver nanoparticle on pathogenic organisms


Study of pathogenic bacteria binding to gangliosides

Dr. Soumi Guha Polley

Annexure

2006

To Study the Effect Of Salmonella sp on Balb/C mice

2007

Anti microbial effect of raw honey

2008

Antimicrobial effect of different commercially available honey samples

2009

Study of Tetracycline resistant bacterial population in water & soil


samples of East Kolkata Wetland

2010

Study of antibiotic resistant bacterial population in different water


samples of East Kolkata Wetland

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Year

Dr. Mahuya Mukhopadhyay 2007

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Topic
Isolation and identification of microbialpathogens from food sample.

2008

Contamination in street vended fruit juice in Kolkata.

2009

Enrichment of purple non sulfur bacteria from local pond sludge and
studying their efficiency in Biomass, Carbohydrates , and Potein
production .

2010

Management of Industrial waste by purple non sulfur bacterial isolates

2011

Study of Purple Non- Sulphur Phototrophic Bacteria Isolated From


THE WASTEWATER OF East Kolkata Wetland
An overview Of Purple Non-Sulphur Phototrophic Bacteria : Isolated
From East Kolkata Wetland

Ms. Madhulika Gupta

2012

Application of purple non sulfur bacteria as fish feed

2006

Neurotoxic effect of Cyanobacteria

2007

Remediation of heavy metals (Cu, Fe & Zn) by cyanobacteria

2008

Characteristics and effect of heavy metals of marine cyanobacteria


(Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea & Indian Ocean)

2009

Remediation of heavy metals (Cd & Pb) on cyanobacteria

2010

Effect of Ni on cyanobacteria

2011

Chromium remediation by Blue green algal (Cyanobacterial) Consortium

2012

Effect of zinc & lead on enzymatic & non enzymatic antioxidants of


cyanobacteria
Effects of cadmium and chromium on cyanobacterial enzymatic and
non enzymatic antioxidants

Ms. Sudipta Paul


Bhattacharya

2007

Biofilm Intervention Strategy against Vibrio cholerae using


phytochemicals.

2008

Antimicrobial effect of tea

2010

Curcumin : Its pleiotropic effects on biofilm .

2011

To isolate and identify Vibrio and Pseudomonas species from the


collected summer samples.

2012

Isolation and characterization of xenobiotic degrading bacteria from


waste water using SDS as marker
Optimization of conditions for extracellular protease production by
microorganisms isolated from waste water

Dr. Paramita
Chakraborty

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2006

To study the antimicrobial activity of Piper betle linn.(pan) leaf stalk


and Ocimum sanctum linn.(tulsi) leaf

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Year

Topic

Dr. Rini Roy

2006

Cupric engulfment by Escherichia coli

2007

Antimicrobial effect of Vasaka

2008

Comparison of some characterstics of halophilic organisms of three


different sea origins ( Bay of Bengal , Indian Ocean and Arabian sea ).

2009

Antifungal prospects of leaf extracts of Jack fruit plant ( Artocarpus


integrifolin).
Antiinflammatory activity of Aurvedic Plants ( Kalanchoe cronata )
on mice.

2010

Dr. Shashiprabha
Das Gupta

2011

Chromium reducing bacteria

2012

Comparison of organic acid production from microorganism in aerobic


and anaerobic condition isolated from waste water

2011

Isolation and characterization of amylase producing halophilic


microorganism from soil .

2012

Isolation, characterization and identification of non fecal coliforms from


the water samples of East Kolkata Wetland .
Isolation characterisation and identification of fecal coliforms from
water samples collected from east kolkata wetland

Dr. Tapasi Samanta

UV protective properties of dye synthesized in Bacillus subtilis spore

B. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS:
1.

Signature of glass transition temperature in tri-component Two dimensional Ca65Mg25Y10 metallic glasses.

2.

Resolution of impedence components in SIPN-SnO2 nanocomposite based on EIS Ammonia sensors and
circuit modeling of the Warburg Element in Randles Circuit.

3.

Determination of impedence components in SIPN-SnO2 nano composite based on Ammonia sensor from
frequency response analysis.

4.

Extension of Debye-Huckel Equation for explaining the function of SIPN based Electrochemical sensor
of chloride ions.

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C. DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY
Year Name of the
Candidate

Subject

Title of the
Dissertation

Name of the
Supervisor

2006 Snigdha Biswas

Population and welfare


Geography

Demographic Profile of
Rajar hat- Gopalpur,
Ward No.21.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Haimanti Ghosh

Population and welfare


Geography
of Tribal People.

Socio-Economic
Condition

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu

Smita Paul

Population and welfare


Geography

Nature of Socio economic


Behavior and its impact on
human Development.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Somali Saha

Population and welfare


Geography

Fertility Status in
Ward No. 100

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Moumita Roy
2007 Debashree Goswami

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Age-Sex Composition
Khendbani Bankura.
Population and welfare
Geography

Migration: Ward No, 6 of


Hooghly- Chinsurah
Municipality.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Taniya Kar

Population and welfare


Geography

Mortality Status:
Nabagram Panchayat.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Swapna Das

Population and welfare


Geography

Socio-Economic Profile:
Madhab Textile Industry,
Khardaha.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Shinjini Mondal

Population and welfare


Geography

Occupational
transformation of
Population.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Smita Paik

Population and welfare


Geography

Some Demographic
Characteristics of Village
Bhondekhali Sundarban
in North24pgns.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Manisha Sarkar

Population and welfare


Geography

Women status of
Ashoknagar, 24 pgns (N)

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Pradipta Mallik

Population and welfare


Geography

Spatio Temporal Variation


of Working People of
Haora District.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Arthita Ghosh

Regional Planning

Brick Industry: Achipur


Budge Budge.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Annexure

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Year Name of the


Candidate

Subject

Title of the
Dissertation

Name of the
Supervisor

2008 Piyali Kanji

Population and welfare


Geography

Socio-Economic Impact of
Falta Special Economic
Zone on Nainan and
Bishra, South 24pgns.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Sumana Ghorui

Population and welfare


Geography

Fertility Status: A case


study of Amtala.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Mithu Rani Naskar

Population and welfare


Geography

Inequality in Gender development: Uttar Kalyanpur


Village.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Mamata Das

Population and welfare


Geography

The Concept of Socio


Economic Condition of
SC : Panihati.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Moumita Ghosh

Population and welfare


Geography

Impact of Poverty on Rural


area: Sonarpur, 24 pgns (s).

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Rumpa Sutar

Population and welfare


Geography

Prob. of Child Labour:


Panihati.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Tanushri Paik

Population and welfare


Geography

Rituparna Hazra

Population and welfare


Geography

The problem of child


labour- a special case
study of ward nos. 16, 19,
& 20 of Howrah Municipal
Corporation.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Anamika Roy

Population and welfare


Geography

Womens status in Rajarhat


- Gopalpur Municipality,
Ward nos. 17, 18, 19. 20.

Dr. Saswati

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Mookherjee

Surupa Dey

Population and welfare


Geography

An assessment of human
development, Shirampur
Municipality, Ward no. 7
and 25.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu

Madhumita Manna

Population and welfare


Geography

Slum area, Howrah

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Tapashi Sarkar

Population and welfare


Geography

Annexure

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Mookherjee

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Candidate

Subject

2009 Amrita Pramanik

Population and welfare


Geography

Runa roy

Population and welfare


Geography

Literacy status in
Secondary School,
Birati.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu

Piyali Kanji

Population and welfare


Geography

Socio-Economic impact
of Faltasez.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Sharmistha Brahma

Population and welfare


Geography

Literacy level of Higher


Secondary School, Bally
Municipality. Howrah.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Taniya Ghosh

Population and welfare


Geography

Socio- cultural profile of


scheduled tribes of
ward no 1, 13, 15, 16, 17
Jhargram, Paschim
Medinipur.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Paromita Halder

Regional Planning

Education Condition of
Two Different Villages.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Tapashi Sarkar

Regional Planning

Development of Fishing
Economy, Chakdaha,
Nadia, W.B.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri

Debaroti Das

Regional Planning

Comparative of wards
having health centre and
the other without in north
DumDum municipality.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Amrita Pramanik

Regional Planning

Development of Slum area


in Kolkata, Ward-65.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Chandreyi Sengupta

Regional Planning

Govt. Hospitals of Kolkata

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Soumi Barai

Regional Planning

Disparities in Health
Service in New Barackpur
Municipality.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Mridula Dey

Regional Planning

Ghats of River Hoogly


along Kolkata past,
present and Future.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Sushmita Biswas

Regional Planning

Auto rickshaw a popular


mode of Transport.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Tanima Dutta

Regional Planning

A Passage through The


Handloom Industry of
Fullia, Nadia Dist, W.B

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Urmi Bhattacharya

Regional Planning

Shopping Malls &


Complexes Changing
economy and landscape
of Kolkata.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

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Subject

Title of the
Dissertation

Name of the
Supervisor

Sudeshna Mondal

Regional Planning

Closure of National
Jute Mills.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Amrita Bose

Regional Planning

Puffed Rice A source


of Survival.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Dipanwita Bal

Regional Planning

Development of Fishing
Economy: Pathar Pratima
Block

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Sumana Sarkar

Regional Planning

Present Condition of Tea


Estate: Siliguri.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Soumi Mondal

Regional Planning

Changing Importance of
New Market.Kolkata

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Reba Paul

Regional Planning

Guava Orchard in Baruipur.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Pinki Kundu

Regional Planning

Proliferation of Luxury
Hotels in Metropolis,
Kolkata.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Sudeshna Pal

Regional Planning

Market at Galiff Street.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Sagarika Das

Regional Planning

Economic and Educational


Development of Bakkhali.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Swagata Das

Regional Planning

Functioning of Two old


age homes in Kolkata
Metropolitans.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Saheli Sengupta

Regional Planning

Problems of Housing
Congestion in Rajarhat.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Shahila Tarannum

Regional Planning

Evaluation of Educational
Uplifement.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Debasmita Das

Regional Planning

Production and Income


generation Potential of a
Plastic Product Industry.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Ruchira Gupta

Regional Planning

Development and the impact


of Kalyani express way.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Pratima Prasad Shah

Regional Planning

Silk jute Mill and economic


condition. Gouripur.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Lipi Roy

Regional Planning

BPO employment:
Sector-V, Saltlake.

Writuparna
Chakraborty..

Priyanka Sanpui

Regional Planning

Socio-Economic Condition
of the Idol- Makers:
Howrah.

Writuparna
Chakraborty

Swarna Saha

Regional Planning

Problem of Dropout in
selected urban and Rural
: Kolkata.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

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Title of the
Dissertation

Name of the
Supervisor

Regional Planning

Problems and Present


conditions of Garihat
markets under KMC

Writuparna
Chakraborty

Amrita Bannerjee

Population and welfare


Geography

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Nirmegha Sen

Population and welfare


Geography

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Amrita Sikdar

Population and welfare


Geography

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Mandakini Basu

Population and welfare


Geography

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Anwesha Roy

Population and welfare


Geography

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Arpita Biswas

Population and welfare


Geography

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Labanya Das

Population and welfare


Geography

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Archana Pramanik

Population and welfare


Geography

Krishna Biswas

Population and welfare


Geography

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Suparna Bannerjee

Population and welfare


Geography

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Ahami Sarkar

Population and welfare


Geography

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Subhra Sikdar

Population and welfare


Geography

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Banani Sarkar

Population and welfare


Geography

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Impact on Migration of
Ward No.25 Howrah.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Annexure

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Year Name of the


Candidate

Subject

Title of the
Dissertation

Name of the
Supervisor

2010 Jayashree Sen

Population and welfare


Geography

Socio economic profile of


migrants, a case study of
Dum Dum Cantonment
area, ward No. 15 and 16,
under Dum Dum
Municipality.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Ayantika Mishra

Population and welfare


Geography

Fertility Level: A
Comparative Study of
Hindus and Muslims.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee.

Piyali Sarkar

Population and welfare


Geography

Level of Literacy: A case


study of Secondary
Schools of Chandpara
and Dhakuria Village.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Sanchari Roy Ghatak

Population and welfare


Geography

The Status of Child


Development: A Case
Study of Ward No. 120
and 121.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Angana Basu

Population and welfare


Geography

Gender Related Issues:


A comparative study of
women status in Ward No.
98 and12-12, KMC

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee.

Sovini Bhattacharya

Population and welfare


Geography

Differential Fertility Rate


of Women: A case Study
of Ward No. 23 Baranagar
Municipality Corporation.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee.

Tania Chakraborty

Population and welfare


Geography

Impact of Literacy
Programme in Ward No.3
and14, Baranagar
Municipality.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee.

Tulika Parui

Population and welfare


Geography

Differential Literacy Status


Among Religious Groups:
A case study of Panchpara
Village.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Sayanti Pal

Population and welfare


Geography

Changing of occupational
structure: A case
study of Garanhata,
Ward No. 18, KMC

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee.

Itika Sadhukhan

Population and welfare


Geography

A case study of Maheshpur


in Chapra Block and Majdia
Krishnaganj Block, Nadia.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Moon Barua

Regional Planning

The Extension of Metro


Railway and its impact.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

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Candidate

Subject

Title of the
Dissertation

Name of the
Supervisor

2011 Anamika Mukherjee

Regional Planning

Impact of Durgapur Experss


way on Dankuni Urban

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Ranita Sarkar

Regional Planning

A case study of Texmaco Ltd Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Chandana Mondal

Regional Planning

Growth and development


of Falta special Economic
Zone and its impact on
industrial development.

Sudipta Paul

Regional Planning

Commercial Expansion of
Dr. Jayasri Ray
New Town, Rajarhat, Action Chaudhuri.
Area-I, A Geo-Spatial analysis

Deborupa Roy

Regional Planning

Impact of Eastern Metropoli- Dr. Jayasri Ray


tan Bypass On Its Surround- Chaudhuri.
ing Areas: Case Study
Patuli to Ruby.

Jayeeta Murmu

Regional Planning

Cottage Industry and Gold


Dr. Jayasri Ray
Threaded Zari Embroidery In Chaudhuri.
and Around Panchla

Nayantara Kar

Regional Planning

Bakery Industry of West


Bengal: A case Study of
Britannia Industries Limited.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Kalyani Saha

Regional Planning

The Economic Viability of


the two brick Kilns: Kulpi,
Durganagar, South 24 pgs.
A comparative Study.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Mili Das

Regional Planning

Lather Industry In Kolkata


and its Relocation.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Manosi Mondal

Regional Planning

Problems and Prospects of


Clay Modeling Industry of
Krishnanagar, Nadia.

Dr. Jayasri Ray


Chaudhuri.

Mousumi Mondal

Population and welfare


Geography

The Problem of Child Labour Dr. Snehamanju


Ward No. II, Rajpur-Sonarpur Basu.
Municipality.

Maitreyee Acharya

Population and welfare


Geography

A Geographical Analysis of
Female Education of 27 No.
ward in North Dum Dum
Municipality.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Payel Sarkar

Population and welfare


Geography

A Socio-Economic Prodile of
Urban Poor, Ward No.35
Kamar hati Municipality.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Tutunmoni Ghosh

Population and welfare


Geography

Heath Status of Women in


Dr. Snehamanju
Lower Income Group: A Case Basu.
study of Barasat Municipality.

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Chaudhuri.

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Subject

Title of the
Dissertation

Name of the
Supervisor

Ambika Naskar

Population and welfare


Geography

Female work Participation


Dr. Snehamanju
with Reference to Narayangar, Basu.
Canning I , South 24 Pgs.

Sutapa Aditya

Population and welfare


Geography

A study on work Participation Dr. Snehamanju


with special reference to
Basu.
ward No. 48, Kolkata.

Tania Ghosh

Population and welfare


Geography

Socio Cultural Profile on


Scheduled Tribe in
ward 1, 13, 15-17 Jhargram
Municipality Paschim
Medenipur.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Suchandra Kundu

Population and welfare


Geography

Female Literacy and Female


Employment: A case study
of Ward No. 22 Under
Rajarhat Gopalpur
Municipality.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Gargi Das

Population and welfare


Geography

Housing Problem of Lower


INCOME group, case study
of Ward no. 2, Barasat
Municipality.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Nivedita Jana

Population and welfare


Geography

Socio Economic Status of


Widow Population with
special reference to ward no.
20 North Barack Pore
Municipality.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Srijita Chowdhury

Population and welfare


Geography

Assesment of Levels of
Education with reference to
ward No. 107 KMC

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee.

Madhumita Oraon

Population and welfare


Geography

Problems of Aged People


Dr. Saswati
with Special Reference to
Mookherjee.
North DumDum Municipality.
Ward-9

Supriti Paul

Population and welfare


Geography

Fertility Status of Women :


A case study of WardNo.49
K.M.C

Annexure

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Mookherjee.

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Candidate

Subject

Title of the
Dissertation

Name of the
Supervisor

2012 Sucheta De

Population and welfare


Geography

Demographic Characteristic
Ward No.1 North DumDum
Municipality.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee.

Trisha Naya

Population and welfare


Geography

Fimale Literacy among Higher Dr. Saswati


and Lower income group of
Mookherjee
ward No. 12 Sonarpur
Municipality.

Subhomita Datta

Population and welfare


Geography

Assesment of Quality of Life Dr. Saswati


with Special reference to
Mookherjee
Ward No.24, Bardwan
Municipality.

Amrita Mitra

Regional Planning

Implication of vested land


distribution in rural landuse:
Kalikapur, P.S- Sonarpur .

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee
Dr. Subhra
Chattopadhyay

Shilpa mondal

Regional Planning

Role of Micro Credit in


Rural Development,Gaighata
Block, 24 pgns.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee
Dr. Subhra
Chattopadhyay

Chitralekhe
Dasbairagya

Regional Planning

New Behala Draining System. Dr. Saswati


Mookherjee
Dr. Subhra
Chattopadhyay

Debangana Kabasi

Regional Planning

Implication of Sarva Shiksha


Abhijan in rural, Baduria
Block, 24 Pgns.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee
Dr. Subhra
Chattopadhyay

Mamani Chatterjee

Regional Planning

Mahatma Gandhi National


Rural Employment
Guarantee act.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee
Dr. Subhra
Chattopadhyay

Angina Mukherjee

Regional Planning

Nivedita setu A means of


Connectivity

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee
Dr. Subhra
Chattopadhyay

Madhurima Roy

Regional Planning

Coal Mine Area:


Jamuria Block.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Rima Sengupta

Regional Planning

Impact of Microfinance on
Urban Poor with special
reference to Harivevpur,
ward no.115.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee
Dr.Subhra
Chattopadhyay

Pritilata Halder

Regional Planning

Role of Gram Sansad,


Kultali, Thana, S.24 pgns.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee
Dr. Subhra
Chattopadhyay

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Subject

Title of the
Dissertation

Name of the
Supervisor

Population and welfare


Geography

Problem Related To Migration


of Labour Force- A Case
Study of Kole Market, of
Ward No. 49 Kolkata
Municipal Corporation.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu.

Aditi Das

Population and welfare


Geography

Issues of Poverty in Rural


Area- A case study of
Jothbhim Village, Bhangore,
Block-2, South 24 parganas

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee.

Dipanwita Naskar

Population and welfare


Geography

The Fertility Differential


among the Working Women.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu

Arunima Sarkar

Population and welfare


Geography

Assesment of Female
Education and Employment
with Special Reference to
Ward No.23 Under South
Dum Dum Municipality.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Durba Banerjee

Population and welfare


Geography

Gender Disparity- A Case


study of Ward No. 27 of
Panihati Municipality

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Mandakini Malo

Population and welfare


Geography

A case study of Health Care


facilities in ward no-124,
Kolkata Municipality
Corporation.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu

Sohini Roy

Population and welfare


Geography

A comparative study of
Dr. Saswati
Incidence of Child Literacy in Mookherjee
Ward No.9 and 19 of
Chandannagar Municipality.

Amrapali Mukherjee

Population and welfare


Geography

Problems of Aged Population Dr. Saswati


- A case study of ward no.104 Mookherjee
under KMC.

Sneha Ghosh

Population and welfare


Geography

Major Causes of Infant


Dr. Snehamanju
Mortality and a comparative Basu
Analysis Between ward 1 and
16, Serampore Municipality,
Hoogly Disrtict.

Tanaya Banerjee

Population and welfare


Geography

A case study on Deomstic


Violence And its Impact on
social Development in
ward no.-72, 73, 84,89, and
118 K.M.C

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu

Pinky Dubey

Population and welfare


Geography

Status of Female work


participationA Case study
of Keutia Mouza
Barrackpore-I block

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu

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Year Name of the
Candidate

120

Lady Brabourne College

Subject

Title of the
Dissertation

Name of the
Supervisor

Sampa Biswas

Regional Planning

Production Scenario of
Hastings Jutemill of Rishra
and Its Regional Implicaion.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee
Dr. Subhra
Chattopadhyay

Tiyasha Banerjee

Regional Planning

A perspective study on
Variability of peoples
participation in Gram
Panchayat- A case study
on Maipith Baikunthapur
Gram Panchayat, Kultali,
South 24 Parganas.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee
Dr. Subhra
Chattopadhyay

Tanusree Mridha

Regional Planning

Brick Industry VS Agriculture Dr. Saswati


activity a landuse conflict in Mookherjee
Minakhan mouza.
Dr. Subhra
Chattopadhyay

Paromita Roy

Regional Planning

Development of Satellite
Township A case study of
Baishnabghata Patuli
Township, Ward No.110.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee
Dr. Subhra
Chattopadhyay

Anushree
Chakraborty

Regional Planning

Development perspective
and socio-economic profile
of profile of Barasat town
with special reference to
Ward No.1

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee
Dr. Subhra
Chattopadhyay

Supriya Nandi

Regional Planning

Industrial Growth and its


Impact on Regional Development of the surrounding
areas: A case study of
Texmaco Company

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee
Dr. Subhra
Chattopadhyay

Tania Mukherjee

Regional Planning

Changing Scenario and


Dr. Saswati
Commercial Growth Along
Mookherjee
the Diamond Harnbour Road Dr. Subhra
Chattopadhyay

Ipsita Sarkar

Regional Planning

Renovation of Santragachi
Wetland, in Howrah DistrictRole of NGO IN Local
Goverence

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee
Dr. Subhra
Chattopadhyay

Jagori Das

Regional Planning

Land conversion from Rural


to Urban Ethos of Planning:
A case study of Action
Area-II, New Town, Rajarhat
Kolkata.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee
Dr. Subhra
Chattopadhyay

Rima Shaw

Regional Planning

Land Conversion from Rural


to Urban, Ethos of Planning :
A case study of Action
Area-II, New Town, Rajarhat
Kolkata.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee
Dr. Subhra
Chattopadhyay

Annexure

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Year Name of the
Candidate

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Subject

Title of the
Dissertation

Name of the
Supervisor

Tania Malla Barman

Advance
Geomorphology

Anthropogenic impact on
Landslides in Gantok.

Sutopa Mukherjee

Tshering Domu
Lepcha

Advance
Geomorphology

Impact of Jhoras on
Landslides in Kalimpong.

Sutopa Mukherjee

Somali Roy

Advance
Geomorphology

Case study of Rellikhola


Kalimpong.

Sutopa Mukherjee

Smita Chakraborty

Advance
Geomorphology

Rellikhola Channel
Sindhibong, Kalimpong.

Sutopa Mukherjee

Regional Planning

Impact of Sarva shiksha


Dr. Subhra
Avhijan on change in Drop
Chattopadhyay
out condition of Purat mouza
Hooghly.

Smritikana Ghosh

Regional Planning

Impact of Industries on Local Rajasree Bannerjee


health in Dankuni. Ward-14

Tanaya Maitra

Population and welfare


Geography

Fertility Differentials among


different income groupsward-67 KMC

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Sayanki Saha

Population and welfare


Geography

An appraisal of the Attitude


Towards Women In Modern
Life, WARD-96 &114

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Rumki Kundu

Population and welfare


Geography

Evolution of Child (10-15)


Immunization status in Slum
Ward-98

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Ruma Sen

Population and welfare


Geography

Work Participation of
Baranagar, Ward 20

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Kaberi Saha

Population and welfare


Geography

Work Participation of
Ward 98-101.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Sharmistha Fulmali

Population and welfare


Geography

Study of Female Literacy in


Ward-112.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Sudipta Chandra

Population and welfare


Geography

Problems and Prospect of


Ageing Population,
Baranagar, ward-34.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Sampa Mondal

Population and welfare


Geography

Domestic Violence Against


women, South 24pgns.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Jaita Sen

Population and welfare


Geography

Slums- The Marginalized


Mass,KMC, WARD-92.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Sabah Siddiqui
Nusker

Population and welfare


Geography

Life on the Edge-Life of


street children KMC.
WARD-46.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

Pallabi Majumder

Population and welfare


Geography

Womens Literacy in the


Baruipur Municipality.
Ward-4.

Dr. Saswati
Mookherjee

2013 Joyshree Maji

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Year Name of the
Candidate

Lady Brabourne College

Subject

Title of the
Dissertation

Name of the
Supervisor

Marteena D. Gomes

Population and welfare


Geography

Problems of Labour in
ward-3&5 Dum Dum.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu

Shreya Das

Population and welfare


Geography

The status of Heath,


hygiene and sanitation
KMC WARD-120.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu

Tunkai Oraown

Population and welfare


Geography

Socio-Economic Cahanges,
Barasat, Ward-4.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu

Anindita Biswas

Population and welfare


Geography

Study of adult literacy in


ward-2,3,3. Sonarpur.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu

Sangita Mondal

Population and welfare


Geography

Gender disparity among


children, South sankrile,
Howrah.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu

Soumita Paul

Population and welfare


Geography

Changing Socio economic


Condition of Population due
to Infra structural, Garia
ward-111.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu

Sweta roy

Population and welfare


Geography

Female literacy, Srerampur


ward-1&19.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu

Priya Saha

Population and welfare


Geography

Problems Of Child labour.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu

Anusua Das

Population and welfare


Geography

Mother and Child Health,


Ward-130.

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu

Population and welfare


Geography

Dr. Snehamanju
Basu

Population and welfare


Geography
Population and welfare
Geography
Population and welfare
Geography
Population and welfare
Geography

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Annexure 3.1.5B
LIST OF RESEARCH PROJECTS IN LAST 5 YEARS
1. PERSIAN
Title of the
Project

Funding
Agency

Period

Contribution of
the Iran Society
Calcutta to
Persian Studies

UG.C

6th March, 2007 Jahan Ara


to
5th March, 2009

Sekhasuhodaya : University of Calcutta 20.07.11to


a social and
- under the scheme
20.07.13
linguistic study Encouragement to
Young Faculty other
than Science
Technology
under UPE

Name of the Affiliation


Principal
Investigator

Dr. Mou
Dasgupta

Name of the
Co-Investigator

Associate
Professor

Associate
Smt. Syeda
Professor, CU Shariqatul Moula
Alquadri.
Associate
Professor

2. URDU
Name of Principal Investigator

Title of the Project

Funding Agency

Period

1. Dr. Shaheen Sultana

Ghalib and Wordsworth


-A Comparative Study

UG.C

2009-11

2. Dr. Nelufar Murtaza

Makhdoom Ki
Ghazal Key
Imtiazaat

UG.C

2007-09

3. Dr. Shabana Nasreen

Modern Poetry:
Trends and Traditions

UG.C

2011-13

3. SANSKRIT
1.

Title of the project:

Women in Ancient India (social position, rights and duties)

2.

Funding agency :

University Grants Commission.

3.

Period :

2009 to 2011

4.

Total Grant :

66,500/- (sixty six thousands and five hundred only)

5.

Principle Investigator :

Dr. Sutapa Ray

6.

Affiliation :

CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY

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4. SOCIOLOGY
TITLE OF THE PROJECT

FUNDING
AGENCY

PERIOD

NAME OF
PRINCIPAL
INVESTIGATOR

AFFILIATION

1. DECISION-MAKING IN THE
FAMILY: A SOCIOLOGICAL
STUDY OF FEMALE HEADED
HOUSEHOLD IN KOLKATA.

UGC

2007-2009

ANITA
MUKHERJEE

ASSOCIATE
PROFESSOR

2. FEMALE HEADED
HOUSEHOLDS: PROBLEMS
AND COPING STRATEGIES.
A SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY
IN KOLKATA.

WOMENS
2010-2012
STUDIES CENTRE
L.B.C. (UGC)

ANITA
MUKHERJEE

ASSOCIATE
PROFESSOR

1. A COMPARARIVE STUDY
REGARDING TH1. THE
QUESTION OF SOCIALIZATION OF CHILD/ CHILDREN
AND THE PROBLEM OF
EMPLOYED MOTHERS.

UGC

2006-2008

DR. BAISALI
SINHA

ASSOCIATE
PROFESSOR

1. A COMPARARIVE STUDY
REGARDING TH1. THE
QUESTION OF SOCIALIZATION OF CHILD/ CHILDREN
AND THE PROBLEM OF
EMPLOYED MOTHERS.

UGC

2006-2008

DR. BAISALI
SINHA

ASSOCIATE
PROFESSOR

2. PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENT AND RELATED SOCIOPSYCHOLOGICAL AND


HEALTH HAZARDS- A
SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
AMONG THE WOMEN IN
TEACHING

PROJECT HAS
2010- 2012
BEEN DONE UNDER WOMENS
STUDIES CENTRE
L.B.C. (FUNDED
BY UGC)

DR. BAISALI
SINHA

ASSOCIATE
PROFESSOR

1. WORKING WOMEN AND


ROLE MANAGEMENT- A
SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY

UGC

SHIKHA PAUL

ASSOCIATE
PROFESSOR

2. PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENT RELATED SOCIOPSYCHOLOGICAL AND


HEALTH HAZARDS- A SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS AMONG
THE WOMEN IN TEACHING

PROJECT HAS
2010-2012
BEEN DONE UNDER WOMENS
STUDIES CENTRE
L.B.C. (FUNDED
BY UGC)

DR. BAISALI
SINHA

ASSOCIATE
PROFESSOR

SHIKHA PAUL

ASSOCIATE
PROFESSOR

3. HEALTH STATUS AND RURAL UGC


WOMEN- A SOCIOLOGICAL
STUDY

2007-2009

NOV,2011
MAY,2013

5. HISTORY
Name of Faculty

Funding agency

Subhalakshmi Pandey

UG.C sponsored Minor Research Project Haunted


India : Colonial Writing on Oriental Apparitions

2008-2010

Kakoli Sinha Ray

UG.C sponsored Minor Research Project Sikar,


Ecological Changes and Notions of Conservation in
the Raj, 1850-1947

2008

UG.C sponsored Womens Studies Project

2010

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6. PHILOSOPHY
Name of Faculty

Funding agency

Topic

Period

Smt. Mamata Dhar

UGC

Caste System its Revoluation


through Ages

2005-2007

Smt. Sudeshna Datta Gupta

UGC

Dr. Krishna DasGupta

UGC

2006-2008
The Role of language in creating
and Expressing Sociocultural
Identity and difference : with
Special reference to
Androcentrism

2005-2007

7. POLITICAL SCIENCE
Name of Faculty and Topic

Funding agency

Year

Principal Investigator-Suriti Ray-Cultural


Plurality and Persistence of Ethnic identity: A
Study of an Urban Trading Locality.

U.G.C sponsored Minor


Research Project
PHW025/05-06

Submitted in May 2008

Principal Investigator Suriti Ray- UGC


sanctioned project entitled The Empowerment
of Women in West Bengal: A Case Study.

UGC sanctioned project


2013-completed
under the Womens study
Centre, Lady Brabourne
College

Suriti Ray- Principal Investigator Empowerment


and Gender Equality: Problems encountered.

U.G.C sponsored Minor


Research Project.
PHW222/11-12

Ongoing-2012

8. BOTANY
Title of the Project

Period

Name of Principal Affiliation


Investigator

Name of CoPrincipal
Investigator

1) Isolation, characterization UGC


and evaluation of antioxidative status of polypnenols
present in some leafy
vegetables consumed by
the rural population of
Bengal.

2006
-2008

Dr. Bidisha Mallick UGC

Nil

2) Management of growth
UGC
and antioxidant properties
of Capcicum annum L. by
essential micronutrients.
PSW-063/09-10 (ERO)
Dt: 26.10.09

20092011

Dr. Suchita Sinha

UGC

Nil

3) Understanding of the
defense mechanisms in
Cadmium and Chromium
stressed plant.
PSW-062/09-10 (ERO)
Dt. 26.10.09

20092011

Suparna Pal

UGC

Nil

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Funding
Agency

UGC

Affiliation

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9. CHEMISTRY
Title of the Project

Funding
Agency

Period

Name of Principal
Investigator

Affiliation

Name of CoPrincipal
Investigator

Affiliation

Photophysics of Dye in
Surfactant solution

UGC No.F.
PSW050/0506
(ERO)

20062008

Dr. Papia
Ganguly

Maulana
Azad College
Kolkata

Nil

Not
Applicable

Biochemical Aspects of Water


Pollution in Rabindra Sarobar Lake
of Kolkata

UGC No. PSW- 2007130/06-07(ERO) 2009

Dr. Sukanya
Chakrabarti (Guha)

Lady Brabourne Dr. Soma


College
Deogharia

Lady
Brabourne
College

Study of Conducting Properties of UGCNo. F. PSW 2007Chlorophyll a,b, Xanthophyll and - -122/06-07
2009
carotenes in Nanoscale aggregates
in artificial system

Dr. Nupur Basu

Bidhannagar
College

Nil

Not
Applicable

Biomedical waste management-an


infrastructural study in Kolkata
based hospitals

Dr. Soma Samaddar

Lady
Brabourne
College

Dr. Nabanita
Kundu

Lady
Brabourne
College

Dr. Papia Ganguly

Lady
Brabourne
College

Nil

Not
Applicable

UGCNo.UGC
(MRP-F.PSW039/11-12

20112013

Photophysical and thermodynamic UGCNo. PSW- 2013studies of dyes in aqueous Micellar 36/12-13 (ERO) 2015
dispersion of Surfactants and in
different solvents

10. ECONOMICS
Name of Faculty

Funding agency

Year

Individually by Siuli Jana, Ruby Pal and


Joysri Acharyya (Minor)

UGC

Completed in 2007 (referred in last NAAC


Report)

Isha Das Gupta

UGC

2008-2010

Joysri Acharyya (Minor)

UGC

2011-2013

11. MATHEMATICS
Name of Faculty

Topic

Funding agency

Year

Dr. Sumita Basu

Designing of Rough
Cellular Automaton for
measuring Growth in
different fields

UGC Minor
Research Project

F.PSW 064/09-10

12. MICROBIOLOGY
Name of the Faculty

Topic

Period

Funding Agency

Dr. Aditi Nag Chaudhuri

1. Mathematical Modeling of Biologically


Active Organic Molecules .

2005-2007

UGC

2. Microbial Ecology of East Kolkata


Wetland

2010-2012

UGC (CPE
Departmental Project)

3. Assessment of knowledge, Attitude,


Belief and Practice of the Women in
Kolkata, towards Cervical Cancer and its
Risk Factors

2011-2013

Indian Council of
Social Science
Research
(Co-Investigator)

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Name of the Faculty

Topic

Period

Funding Agency

Dr. Aparna Sen

1. Isolation, Identification and


Characterisation of Free-living Nitrogen
Fixing Bacteria with Salt Tolerant
Properties from the Estuarine and
Coastal Areas of West Bengal

2007-2009

UGC Minor Research


Project.

2. A mechanistic study on cancer cell


apoptosis, amelioration of cancerinduced immunosuppression and
systemic toxicity: Role of flavonoids

2008-2011

CSIR Major Research


Project.

Dr. Soumi Guha Polley

1. Microbial Ecology of East Kolkata


Wetland

2010-2012

UGC (CPE
Departmental Project

Dr. Mahuya
Mukhopadhyay

1. Production of SCP and Carbohydrates


2009-2011
by Purple Non Sulfur Photosynthetic
Bacteria utilizing Conventional substrates
and waste materials

UGC (Minor Project)

2. Microbial Ecology of East Kolkata


Wetland

2010-2012

UGC (CPE
Departmental Project)

1. Bioremediation of Heavy metals by


Fresh water cyanobacteria under
stress conditions

2008-2010

UGC (Minor Project)

2. Microbial Ecology of East Kolkata


Wetland

2010-2012

UGC (CPE
Departmental Project

1. Microbial Ecology of East Kolkata


Wetland

2010-2012

UGC (CPE
Departmental Project

2. Effects of Phytochemicals on the


Formation and Dispersal of Bacterial
Biofilms taking Vibrio cholerae and
Pseudomonas aeruginosa as model
biofilm formers

2012-2014

UGC- Minor Research


Project

Ms . Madhulika Gupta
Chaudhuri

Ms. Sudipta Paul


Bhattacharya

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13. PHYSICS.
Title of the Project

Funding Period
agency

Affiliation

Name of
Coinvestigator

2008-2011 Dr. Ashmita Das


Gupta

Reader, Dept. of
Physics
Viswa Bharati

1. Dr. Haimanti
Chakrabarti
Collaborators
Prof. Sabu
Thomas

Started
from
2012

Dr. Haimanti
Chakrabarti

Associate
Prof. WBES

Prof. Saswati
Dasgupta
Teacher in-charge
Rammohan
College, Kol-9

2. Impedance study and


characterization of different
semi interpenetrating
Polymeric Network

Started
from
2012

Dr. Haimanti
Chakrabarti

Associate
Prof. WBES

Baishali Kanjilal
Institute of
Materials
Science,
University of
Connecticut,
USA.

Study of theintergrain
UGC
tunneling magnetoresist ance
in double perovskite polycrystallin e, singlecrystalli ne as
well as nanometer- scale sized
materials

2005-2007 Dr. Bidisa


Chattopadhyay

Lecturer
WBES

Prof. A.Poddar
SINP, Kolkata

Study of correlation between UGC


magnetization and electric
polarization in multiferroic
compounds

March,
2012March,
2014

Dr. Bidisa
Chattopadhyay

Lecturer
WBES

Prof. P. Mandal
SINP, Kolkata

Theoretical studies on
Nonlinearity and Dynamical
Instability of (driven) BoseEinstein Condensate and
Exploration of suitable
controlMechanisms.

20082010

Dr. Barnali
Chakrabarti

Lecturer
WBES

Study of Bose Einstein


DAEcondensation in finite optical BRNS
trap

2010

Dr. Barnali
Chakrabarti

Lecturer
WBES

Monte Carlo simulation of


biaxial nematic liquid

20122015

Sudeshna Das
Gupta

Assistant
Professor
LBC, WBES

Effects of annling on free


DST
volume and chain mobility in
pilot fluoroelastomers
investigated by non destructive measurement protocol.
In house projects
1. Effect of spin orientation in
aqueous solution of
Paramagnetic salt

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CSIR

Name of the
principal
investigator

Soumen Kumar
Roy, Jadavpur
University

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14. ZOOLOGY
Name of the Faculty

Topic

Period

Funding Agency

Dr. Sanjukta Mondal


Parui

Relevance of pollinating insects in


propagation of flowering plants in Calcutta
and its surrounding areas including college
campus in Park Circus

[F. No. 41-56/2012


(SR), dt.13th July,
2012- 2014

UGC Major

Dr. Paulami Maiti

Biodiversity of the Icthyofauna of Kolkata [F.PSW-033/05-06


sewage fed wetlands and their conservation (ERO),
strategies
dt.21.03.2006].

UGC Minor

Resource assessment, recovery and


utilization in dynamic sewage fed wetland
ecosystem for low cost production of
animal protein

[F.No. 41-102/2012 UGC Major


(SR),
dt. 12th July, 2012].

Dr. Anuradha
Chaudhuri

Relevance of pollinating insects in


propagation of flowering plants in Calcutta
and its surrounding areas including college
campus in Park Circus

[F. No. 41-56/2012


(SR),
dt.13th July, 2012]

UGC Major

Dr. Antara Kar

A Study on the Role of Arsenic Trioxide as [PSW 088/ 10-11


an Inducer of Stress during Embryogenesis (ERO), dt. 20.10.10

UGC Minor

DR. SUMANA SAHA (Transferred)


A. AS PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Title of the Project

Funding agency

Date of Sanction

Duration

Diversity Assessment of Round Headed


Borers (Cerambycidae : Coleoptera) of
Dooars, West Bengal

UGC (Regional
Office, Kolkata)

5.12.2008

2 years
(2009-2011)

B. AS CO-INVESTIGATOR
Title of the Project

Funding

Date of Sanction Duration

Collaboration, if any

1. Insect Faunal
Diversity of Jaldapara
Wildlife Sanctuary

UGC,
New Delhi

28.3.2001

3 years
(2001-2004)

With Prof. D. Raychaudhuri,


Entomology Laboratory,
Dept. of Zoology,
University of Calcutta

2. Insect Faunal Diversity of MOEF, GOI


Buxa Tiger Reserve,
New Delhi
Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.

17.10.2001

3 years
(2001-2004)

Do

3. Studies onthe Borers


Attacking Shade Trees of
Tea Plantations

NTRF, C/o
Tea Board
Kolkata

4/8.10.2001
(2002-2005)

3 years

Do

4. Inventorisingthe Spiders
as Bioresource of Dooars
& DarjeelingDistrict of
West Bengal.

DBT, GOI
New Delhi

20.11.2006

3 years
6 months
(2006-2010)

Do

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Title of the Project

Funding

Date of Sanction Duration

Collaboration, if any

5. Assessmentof Spiders as
Second Order of Biocontrol Agents in Tea
Ecosystem with special
reference to Assam and
Dooars of West Bengal.

NTRF, C/o
Tea Board
Kolkata

27.3.2008

3 years
(2008-2011)

Do

6. Assessment &
Documentation of Faunal
Diversity of Buxa Tiger
Reserve : Insects &
Spiders

West Bengal 11.12.2009


Biodiversity
Board,
GOWB

2 years
(2009-2011)

Do

XIth XIIth
plan period

With Prof. D.Raychaudhuri


Entomology Laboratory,
Dept. of Zoology,
University of Calcutta &
Dr. A. Basu Majumder,
Research Officer, Tea Board

7. Survey onthe incidence


of insect pests and predators including spiders in
Darjeeling Tea Plantations

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CRITERION IV
INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
4.1 PHYSICAL FACILITIES
4.1.1 What is the policy of the Institution for creation and enhancement of infrastructure that
facilitate effective teaching and learning?
The existing policy of the institution :
To plan for sustainable expansion so as to
a) ensure academic growth and allied activity promotion
b) improve existing facilities
c) add according to new needs
Submitting plans and proposals for infrastructural extension to the government for
approval and financial sanction.
Mobilizing funds from the government, and from other sources such as UGC, CSIR,
DST, DBT etc for academic growth.
Monitoring of the on-going construction of the Roma Chaudhuri Memorial Building.
Persuasion of infrastructural development resulted in completion of PG Hostel Building
and Merged Scheme Building.
4.1.2 Detail the facilities available for
a) Curricular and co-curricular activities classrooms, technology enabled learning
spaces, seminar halls, tutorial spaces, laboratories, botanical garden, Animal house,
specialized facilities and equipment for teaching, learning and research etc.
* Curricular and co-curricular activities :

Classrooms : All the classrooms are equipped with black/white board, and if
teacher requires, she uses over head projector and laptop computer with LCD
screen. Presently there are 38 classrooms, 33 laboratories and 1 instrument
room and 28 classrooms, 10 laboratories and 2 research rooms are proposed
in the Merged Scheme Building.

Technology enabled learning spaces: A computer room with several


computers with internet facility are often used for teaching purposes. Computer
labs also exist for teaching purposes in specified areas for Physics, Mathematics,
Microbiology, Statistics and Zoology department. Other departments like
Economics set up equipments whenever needed.

Seminar Halls: Two large classrooms are equipped with microphone and
computer connectivity where departmental seminars are held. The auditorium
is used for national/international seminars or multi departmental seminars. The
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slated to have dedicated Audio Visual rooms. The newly completed Merged
Scheme Building will be used for seminars when need arises.

Tutorial spaces: The classrooms are used for tutorial purposes during slack
session/hours.

Laboratories : Science subjects have set up modern laboratories. High level


experiments using X-ray diffractometer, LCR Meter etc are being done in the
Physics laboratory.
Ancillary units for dedicated research equipment exist, but in future the Roma
Chaudhuri Memorial Building and Merged Scheme building will have extended
facilities.

Botanical Garden : The Botany department has been maintaining and


augmenting a Medicinal Plant Garden and Orchid exhibits are also in place.
Mention may also be made of the Butterfly Garden promoting ecological
exploration and sustenance in the Second Campus.

Animal House : Maintained by Microbiology department.


* Specialized facilities and equipment for teaching, learning and research:

An X-ray Diffractometer (Radon House made) is available at Physics


department for advanced level experimental study in condensed matter
Physics.

Two DL 360P Servers with INTEL XEON gen 8 E52690 have been installed
at the Department of Physics for simulation work in Computational Statistical
Physics supported by CSIR.

One Programmable Furnace operating upto 1200oC is being used in the


Physics research lab for different types of sample preparation.

The Botany department has set up a dedicated tissue culture lab.

Extra curricular activities sports, outdoor and indoor games, gymnasium,


auditorium, NSS, NCC, cultural activities, Public speaking, communication
skill development, yoga, health and hygiene etc.
* Extra curricular activities :
o

Sports : A large playground with an area of 3390 sq. ft. is available


within college campus. Provisions for playing different games are there.
The event of Annual sports is held every year.
Prizes and trophies are awarded to the successful participants in the
annual sports meet. A special prize is awarded each year to the student
for an outstanding performance in sports and games. Interested students
who are good in sports are sent each year as participants to the Annual
Inter- government College Sports Meet.

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Outdoor and Indoor Games: Provisions for outdoor games like


Badminton, minor games such as cycling and indoor games like table
tennis and carom are there.

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Gymnasium: Steppers, Tread mills and Exercising cycles for enhancing


physical fitness are provided not only in the College but also in the
hostel.

Auditorium : A state of the art auditorium is there for holding seminars


workshops, awareness programme and cultural functions.

NSS Activities

NSS : Two units of NSS are always active in different social activities.
In 2011 one Program Officer has received award for best performance
from University of Calcutta. The LBC Unit II bagged the Best Unit
Award in the year 2012. In 2013 another College programme officer
received the Best Programme Officer Award.

NCC : No such wing is available in our college

Public speaking, communication skills development : Regular


debate and extempore speeches are held by Debate and Cultural
Committee for training students in public speaking and communication
skills development. Students also participate successfully in events
outside college. A dedicated unit exists for conducting a Certificate
Course in Public Relations and Advertising and it is a definite add-on
facility in this regard.

Yoga : Provisions are underway to upgrade the existent facility and


purchase of equipment and engage teacher. It is hoped that from the
forthcoming academic session (2014) free yoga sessions under expert
guidance will be made available for all interested students as an effort
towards holistic education.

Health and Hygiene : Active roles are played by the members of the
Maintenance and Beautification Committee. Gardening Committee and
the NSS to maintain healthy, clean and hygienic condition of college
and hostel. Under NSS students take active part in removing used

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Precious Collections

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litter from the campus. De-weeding and mowing of the College play
ground is done twice a year. Appropriate measures are taken for regular
disposal of lab-wastes. Workshops on Health & Hygiene of Adolescent
Girls are regularly held in the College.

4.1.3 How does the institution plan and ensure that the available infrastructure is in line with
its academic growth and is optimally utilized? Give specific examples of the facilities
developed/augmented and the amount spent during the last four years.
In full session every classroom and laboratory is in use during college hours indicating
the optimum use of the available space. The College offers around twenty four
programmes which is as many as the existing infrastructure permits.
The computer network infrastructure at the College provides an efficient, high speed,
campus wide intranet with secured accessibility for the users. The network also
connects the users of the main campus to the users of the college hostel to ensure
internet access for the students at the hostel.
Wide Area Network (WAN) has been installed at our campus. At present there are
around ninety seven nodes throughout the college situated at different departments
as well as library, seminar halls, auditorium which helps teachers and students to
remain connected as well as use the internet for academic purposes.
Beyond college hours from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. self financing courses e.g. Career oriented
courses on Spanish language, Multimedia and Animation, Public Relations and
Advertising, Diploma Course in Computer Applications, PG Diploma Course in
Food & Drug Safety are held in the College premises.
Language improvement classes (Remedial) are also held beyond college hours.
Teachers carry out research in the college premises well beyond college hours.
The academic curriculum also involve the regular conduct of seminars and workshops
at different departments.
In face the College is the only centre in the eastern region for blind IAS candidates.
On Sundays and holidays almost throughout the year public and competitive
examinations conducted by UPSC, WBPSC, School Service Commission, College
Service Commission, IAPT and the Joint Entrance Council are held in the college
premises.
During Polio vaccination drives the College is always used as a centre for administering
polio drops.
During Parliamentary, Assembly and Municipal elections, the College campus is
requisitioned as polling center and on occasions as the regional election office.
(D 4.1.3 Master plan of the college the Hostel and future plan of expansion)

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The master plan of the college and of the hostel are enclosed in Document which
gives a comprehensive detailing of the existing buildings and structures of the college
and future plan of expansion.
4.1.4 How does the institution ensure that the infrastructure facilities meet the requirements of
students with physical disabilities?
In the ground floor there is one ramp which facilitates the movement of wheel chair.
The Institute made an effort to have a lift installed under the SIPDA scheme of the
Central Government and the PWD Civil drew up estimates for it but as yet response
is awaited from the Central Government.
It may however be mentioned that the new building The Roma Chaudhuri Memorial
Building has provision for at least two lifts and one of them will be connected with
the New Science Building so that connectivity with all parts of the college for physically
challenged students will be established. This lift will also have the ramp provision for
aiding entry and exit.
Most of the classes for students with difficulties in movements are arranged
downstairs. Special stools are arranged for such students whose normal growth is
challenged in the labs.
4.1.5 Give details on the residential facility and various provisions available within them:
Hostel Facility Accommodation available with tight security and one in-house
super and one non-residential super. Wholesome meals are provided at minimum
expenses. Clean and green environment surrounds the campus and there is a
proposed rain water harvesting project. TV, magazines, computer facilities are
provided and group activities like Saraswati Puja, Independence Day celebration
take place every year. Tuition facilities are given, during examination students are
accompanied by personnel to the examination centre.
Administration:
The Principal of the College is ex-officio in-charge of the College Hostel. In addition,
the hostel is run by one residential super, one non-residential super, one assistant
super and one matron.
The Hostel Committee consists of the Principal, Superintendents, Assistant
Superintendent and some members of the teaching staff. The Committee plays a
great role in the all-round development of the Hostel.
As a decentralized administrative measure there is a provision for forming Hostel
Union. Elected boarders are performing the role of General Secretary and different
prefect posts.
FACILITIES All boarders enjoy the following facilities.

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Telephone: Students are allowed to use their own mobile phone. One phone
connection is available in the office for making and receiving STD as well as
local calls in a very restricted way.
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Gathering in the College Auditorium

Instrument Facility

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Medical Facilities: In an establishment for about 240 boarders, it is quite


likely that medical emergencies may arise. In order to tackle minor cases, a
first-aid kit along with a large stock of medicines is available from the Medical
Perfect. There is also a sick room where the patients are cared for. In addition,
the hostel has a consulting physician who very kindly renders his services at any
time of the day and night. But in case of extreme emergency, a situation that
occurred a few times in the past, we take the services of the nearest hospital.
Kolkata Corporation medical team visits for examining the hostel campus and
overseeing sanitation of environment to prevent the breeding of infectious disease
spreading insects.

Library: Lady Brabourne College Hostel has also started a small library in the
common room. The library consists of both reference and story books. It also
subscribes to some journals and newspapers.

Journals : Competition Success Review, Competition World

Festival Special : Desh, Statesman, Kishor Gyan Bigyan

Daily News Paper : Anandabazar Patrika, Statesman, Telegraph

Drinking Water Facility: Lady Brabourne College Hostel not only provides
24 hours running water to the boarders but has also ensured that the students
get proper drinking water. For this reason four water purifiers and a water
purifier cum cooler have been installed in the hostel building and in the common
room.

Sports Facilities: Sport is an important part of student-life as it not only provides


us with entertainment but also helps in building up a good and healthy life. The
College Hostel is equipped with all possible requirements for indoor and outdoor
games. Sports facilities like Table Tennis, Carom, Chess, Ludo, Badminton
have been introduced in the hostel. The common room also has a mini gym with
Twister, Jogger, Exercising cycles etc.

Entertainment: In the leisure hour students are allowed to watch TV. With
prior permission of the Superintendent students are allowed to watch TV in
holidays.

Microphone: All the important announcements, notifications and reminders


are made with the help of a microphone installed at the Hostel gate.

Conveyance: College building is adjacent to the Hostel building. During the


University Examinations the students are allotted seats in different colleges of
the city. Though the Hostel does not own a private conveyance, the Hostel
authority arranges for a bus that takes the students to the examination centre
and brings back in order to save them from any hassle in availing city transport.
They are escorted to the center by office staff of the hostel.

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ICT as a Learning Resource

ICT as a Teaching Resource

UG Diploma in Computer Application

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FREE NIGHT SCHOOL


A free Night School was started under the charge of the boarders of the College
Hostel in 1952. The 45 students with whom this school started functioning comprised
the wards of the Group-D staff of the College and some children from the adjacent
slum areas. The students belong to different academic standards. The Students Union
in the hostel includes a Headmistress under whose supervision the classes are
held. The students are also given light snacks. In order to encourage the meritorious
students, special prizes are awarded to them in the Annual Prize Distribution
Ceremony of the College. They are encouraged to participate in the Annual Sports
Day of the college.
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND FESTIVALS

Freshers Day and Farewell Party


The students celebrate these two occasions enthusiastically. The Hostel has
been made a home away from home by the continuous and sincere efforts of
the college authority, the staff of the hostel and the boarders.

Republic Day & Independence Day


These two important days are celebrated by the hostelities. The patriotic
sentiments rise high and amalgamate to make the tricolour more glorious. Amidst
various patriotic songs in Hindi, Bengali and Nepali the national flag is hoisted
by our respected Principal.

Saraswati Puja
It is one of the celebrations which is much looked forward to by all the students
of the college especially those residing in the hostel. From buying things like
sweets, fruits etc. to procuring the idol of the Goddess of Learning everything is
carried out with great responsibility by the students. A cultural programme is
also organized by the students in the evening.

RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, GYMNASIUM, YOGA CENTER, ETC.


The facilities available are :

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a large playground with an area of 3390 sq. ft.

provisions for playing major games e.g. badminton, minor games e.g. cycling
and indoor games e.g. tables tennis and carom.

steppers and exercising cycles for enhancing physical fitness.

yoga sessions will shortly be available free of cost.

annual Sports are held every year. Prizes and trophies are awarded to the
successful participants. A special prize is awarded each year to a student for
outstanding performance in sports and games. Interested students who are good
in sports are sent each year to participate in the Annual Inter-Government College
Sports Meet.
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COMPUTER FACILITY INCLUDING ACCESS TO INTERNET IN


HOSTEL
The College provides a few computers in the Hostel to cater to the needs of the
residential students. The College wide area network (WAN) connects the users of
the main campus to the users at the college hostel to ensure internet access for the
students residing at the college hostel.
FACILITIES FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

The Teachers Council has a First Aid and Medical Committee to look into
these matters.

The college has adequate number of First-Aid boxes to take care of minor
injuries. students have access to medical advice and treatment from specialized
medical practitioners at the Students Health Home.

All staff and students of this college receive prompt medical attention at the
adjacent National Medical College and Hospital also a government run
institution.

Sick room facilities are provided to examinees (for both College and University
examinations) as and when required.

In the hostel sick students are promptly attended to by doctors on call.

The college conducts health awareness programs from time to time.

The hostel campus is always kept clean and care is taken to drain out water so
as to prevent breading of mosquitos and other pests. KMC authorities are
invited frequently to carry out preventive measures to keep infection at bay.

LIBRARY FACILITY IN THE HOSTELS


The College hostel has a small library equipped with text books and fictions.
Newspapers like Anandabazar Patrika, The Telegraph, The Statesman, magazines
like Competition Success Review and Competition World and Puja Numbers like
Desh, Anandamela and Kishor Gnan Bignan.
INTERNET AND WI-FI FACILITY
As noted above, the college WAN connects to the hostels to ensure that students
residing there have access to internet facilities through wireless access points.
RECREATIONAL FACILITY-common room with audio-visual equipments
RESIDENTIAL FACILITY - Available for Hostel Super and Assistant Super
and non-teaching staff member
CONSTANT SUPPLY OF SAFE DRINKING WATER
SECURITY

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4.1.6 What are the provisions made available to students and staff in terms of health care on
the campus and off the campus?
The Teachers Council has a First Aid and Medical Committee to look after related
matters. With First Aid boxes minor injuries of staff and students are usually taken
care of.
The students have access to medical advice and treatment from specialized medical
practitioners at the Students Health Home, a state-level autonomous health
organization, on payment of a subsidized annual subscription of Rs. 5.00 only.
All staff and the students of this College get prompt medical attention if needed, in
the adjacent National Medical College and Hospital, also a government-run institution.
Lady Brabourne College has one Medical Unit (donated by Alumni Association)
and one Psychological Counselling Cell. Two doctors, one General Physician and
one Psycho Analyst pay regular visit to the college.
Regular seminars and workshops are held in the college and hostel to address medical
awareness of the students.
Sick room facilities are provided to examinees (for both College and University
examinations) as and when required.
In the hostel, sick students are readily attended to by doctors on call.
There is provision by the State Government to provide Health Cards for teaching &
non-teaching staff on the basis of which they can avail immense medical benefit off
campus.
Regular visits are conducted by KMC teams to prevent the fostering of mosquitobred infectious disease.
4.1.7 Give details of the Common Facilities available on the campus spaces for special
units like IQAC, Grievance Redressal unit, Womens Cell, Counseling and Career
Guidance, Placement Unit, Health Centre, Canteen, recreational spaces for staff and
students, safe drinking water facility, auditorium, etc.
IQAC: College has set up an Internal Quality Assurance Cell for the supervision of
teaching-learning process and overall infrastructural development of the college. As
per the desire of the Principal (Chairperson) and the august status of the cell, the
IQAC documents are kept in the Principals Chamber and the co- ordinator works
from there because she is in constant touch with the Principal.
After the completion of Roma Chaudhuri Memorial Building, space may be identified
in the Main building for a separate IQAC office*.
*Efforts are underway to create office in mainbuilding

According to the new CAS rule, the CAS documents must be verified by the IQAC
convenor and counter signed by the Principal.
Grievance Redressal Unit: A box is kept in the library for the purpose, and a
committee under Teachers Council takes care of those problems.
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Womens Cell: The Department of Sociology acts as the Coordinating Department.


It organizes programmes on women: An active Womens Studies Centre is operating
in the college with women-centric issues, conducts camps, workshops, publishes
material on research on womens issues to promote women empowerment.
Counselling and Career Guidance: College has set up a Career Counselling Cell
which has organized career fairs, campus int:erviews and placement programmes
time to time. The cell is set up in front of Library Annexe in a separate space having
6ftx4ft dimension.
Placement Unit: This unit is working alongwith Career Counselling Cell sharing its
office space.
Health Centre: This college has its medical room where doctors pay regular visit.
Canteens: Three canteens are running successfully within the college campus, along
with a canteen in the hostel campus.
Recreational spaces for staff and students: In the hostel one black and white
T.V. in the dining room and one colour T.V. in the students common room with
cable connection are there.
Safe drinking Water facility: Every floor has Aquaguard facility in the college and
also in hostel. Few cooler-cum-purifier are also there.
Auditorium: A state of the art, air conditioned auditorium is there for holding seminars
and cultural functions. Fixed plush seating and audio-visual facilities are there.

4.2 LIBRARY AS A LEARNING RESOURCE


4.2.1 Does the library have an Advisory Committee?
Yes
Specify the composition of such a committee. What significant initiatives have been
implemented by the committee to render the library, student/user friendly?
The Library Advisory committee meet as and when required for up-gradation and
development of our library.
The Library Advisory Committee consists of :
1. Prof. Siuli Sarkar, Principal, Lady Brabourne College.
2. Dr. Arun Chakraborty, Librarian, Bose Institute.
3. Dr. Arup Roy Choudhury, Deputy Librarian, ISI, Kolkata
4. Dr. Gopa Dutta, HOD, Bengali Department, Lady Brabourne College. (Former
Principal of the College and Former Vice Chancellor of Gour Banga University,
West Bengal.
The Library Advisory Committee is providing guidance and required support towards
the sustainable development of the college library.

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Recently, Library system migration is being done according to the decision of the Library
Advisory Committee.
Library Committee :
The Library Committee is monitoring the overall work of the library. It consists of two
Librarians and a few number of teaching staff. The Committee meet as and when required
for the developmental management.
4.2.2 Provide details of the following:
Total area of the library (in Sq. Mts.)

Total seating capacity

583 Sq Mt.
80

Working hours (on working days, on holidays, before examination days, during
examination days, during vacation)

Working days

Monday-Saturday

Holidays

Recreation library in Hostel is open

Before examination Days

8 am - 6 pm

During examination Days

8 am - 6 pm

During vacation Library open

11 am - 5 pm

Absolute Holidays

(During Puja days & Christmas)

Layout of the library (individual reading carrels, lounge area for browsing and relaxed
reading, IT zone for accessing e-resources)
The Library is housed in the first floor of the college. There are two units Main
Library Hall and Annexe Library.
Our library has one reading hall; a small lounge area for browsing and net surfing in
main library area. The space provided for relaxed reading for faculty members is
situated at annexe library. There is also an IT zone having six computers for accessing
e- resources.
4.2.3 How does the library ensure purchase and use of current titles, print and e-journals and
other reading materials? Specify the amount spent on procuring new books, journals
and e-resources during the last four years.
BOOKS AND PERIODICALS SELECTION AND PURCHASE POLICY :
The Purchase Policy for books and periodicals for different department as well as the
library involves the decisionmaking by the Principal, Teachers Council Secretary (T.C.S.),
and departmental heads for State Government Grants. The Principal, T.C.S., UGC
Committee Convenors, departmental heads involve themselves in the purchase policy
for UGC Grant.
Books and periodicals are selected by subject teachers. Departmental Heads place the
orders to the vendors to purchase the books. Book suppliers submit the ordered books
with bills to the library. After this, librarian passes the bills to the office after completion
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Career Counselling and Placement Cell

Cheap Store

Reprographic Centre

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of necessary technical activities.


In case of journals, librarian places the orders (with a prior discussion with concerned
subject teachers) to the vendors and passes the bills after submission of journals to the
library.
ALLOTMENT FOR LIBRARY (LAST EIGHT YEARS)
GOVT. GRANT
05-06
435000.00

06-07

07-08

08-09

09-10

10-11

11-12

12-13

445000.00
150000.00
(Archives)

400, 000.00

950000.00

500, 000.00

400, 000.00

550, 000.00

300, 000.00

06-07

07-08

08-09

09-10

10-11

11-12

12-13

169102/450000/Archives

Nil

184208.00

232000.00

Nil

118292.00
CPE

212498.00

UGC GRANT
05-06
Nil

LIBRARY HOLDINGS (LAST EIGHT YEARS)


Library
Holdings

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

Text Books

53

862

938

940

693

1029

476

334

Reference Books

230

1294

1408

1410

1040

617

713

500

30

34

15

13

16

Journals/Periodicals

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e-Resources

CDs
CDs
CDs
CDs
CDs
CDs
CDs
CDs
(Accompanying (Accompanying (Accompanying (Accompanying (Accompanying (Accompanying (Accompanying (Accompanying
materials)
materials)
materials)
materials)
materials)
materials)
materials)
materials)
Free e-journal
Free e-journal
Free e-journal
Free e-journal
Free e-journal
Free e-journal
Free e-journal
Free e-journal
/book from
/book from
/book from
/book from
/books through /books through /books through /books through
Internet
Internet
Internet
Internet
Internet
N-LIST
N-LIST
N-LIST

Any other

Digitization

Digitization

BOOKS RECEIVED AS GIFT DURING LAST EIGHT YEARS


05-06

06-07

07-08

08-09

09-10

10-11

11-12

12-13

127

235

53

221

93

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4.2.4 Provide details on the ICT and other tools deployed to provide maximum access to the
library collection?
ICT APPLICATIONS :
OPAC : Yes, Library provides in-house Online Public Access Catalogue.
Electronic Resource Management package for e-journals : Yes, Our library has
joined in N-LIST pragramme of INFLIBNET.
Federated searching tools to search articles in multiple databases : Yes, we are using
Google Chrome as search engine to access online books and journals.

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Library Website : Yes (www.lbclibrary.org) Feed-back form is available in our college


library web-site and college library Face Book.
In-house/remote access to e-publications : Yes, library uses Open Access Library
(www.oalib.com) to access free e-publications. For accessing materials from other
libraries we take help from the library professionals of other important academic
institutions. For example - Indian Statistical Institute Library, Kolkata and Bose
Institute Library, Kolkata, Indian Institute of Science Library, Bangalore. Library
professionals of these institutions are provided the required e-document if it is available
in their library.
Reprographic and Scanning facilities are available in the Library.

Library automation : Our library is automated. Cataloguing, assigning membership


identification number and circulation system is fully automated.

Total number of computers for public access : 8 computers

Total number of printers for public9 access : 2 printers

Internet bandwidth/speed 2mbps 10mbps 1gb (GB)

Institutional Repository : Published documents of our faculty members are being filed
in our library.

Content management system for e-learning : Not yet.

Participation in Resource sharing network/consortia : Not yet

4.2.5 Provides detail on the following items :


Library Utilizations :

Average number of walk-ins : 100 - 150

Average number of books issued/returned : 100 - 150

Ratio of library books to students enrolled : 1:100 (including Text and Reference)

Average number of books added during the last three years : 1760

Average number of login to OPAC : 100 - 150

Average number of login to e-resources : 50 - 60

Average number of e-resources downloaded/printed : 30 - 40

Number of information literacy training organized : Information literacy training in


Library Orientation Programme is arranged every year for 1st year students.

Details of weeding out of books and other materials : Usually badly damaged
book and lost books are weeded out from library file.

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4.2.6 Give details of the Specialized services provided by the library :

Manuscript : NA

Reference : Yes, Library provides Reference service.

Reprography : Yes, Library has two Xerox machines for providing Reprography
services.

ILL (Inter Library Loan Service) : From BCL Library as and when it is required.

Information Deployment and Notification : Special notifications are given in Library


Face Book, Notice Board.

Printing : Yes, users get printing facility as and when it is required.

Reading list/Bibliography compilation : Yes, library provides bibliographic services


as and when it is required.

In-house/remote access to e-resources : Yes, faculty members and post-graduate


students can access e-resources through N-LIST programme.

User Orientation and awareness : Yes, User orientation and awareness programme
is organized by our library at the beginning of the academic year.

Assistance in searching Databases : Yes, library provides assistance in searching


databases (open sources) to our users.

INFLIBNET/IUC facilities : Yes, the facility organized by INFLIBNET (N-LIST


Programme) is available in our library.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Library also provides extended instructional library facilities to outsiders (Ex-student


and Ex-teachers).

USER AWARENESS PROGRAMME

Orientation lectures

Book exhibition / Book display

STOCK VERIFICATION

Physical verification of stock of books is carried out during the Summer Vacation. The
physical verification of books on Mathematics, English and Economics have done.
Recently, stock verification of books on Geography and Statistics of seminar library
have been completed.

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Library extends its facility beyond the premises through Face-Book connectivity to
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Librarians are associated with the Teaching-Learning programme of Library and


Information Science course conducted by the different State Universities towards fulfilling
the UGCs objective RESOURCE MOBILISATION. They have been engaged as
guest faculty and examiner of the Department of Library and Information science at
University of Calcutta and Netaji Subhas Open University.

Library is taking initiative towards fulfilling the UGCs objective towards Capacity
Building of Women Manager. Library and Women Studies Centre of Lady Brabourne
College organized Regional level SAM workshop(Residential) during 15th-19th Jan
2011. Dr. Mitali Bhattacharya, Librarian, Lady Brabourne College was the Local
Coordinator in the said workshop. She is working as Trainer Associate of SAM
workshop organized by different colleges in Kolkata .

4.2.7 Enumerate on the support provided by the library staff to the students and teachers of the
college.
Support provided by the library staff:

Library provides - Reference services, Reprography services, ILL (Inter Library Loan)
service from BCL Library, Information deployment from other sources, downloading
facilities according to the enquirers requirement, printing facilities, preparing reading list
/ bibliography compilation, In- house access to e-resources and remote access to eresources through N-LIST programme.

4.2.8 What are the special facilities offer by the library to the Visually/Physically challenged persons?
Give details.
Most of our users are normal. If situation arises the library will restructure its service pattern.
4.2.9 Does the library get the Feed-back from its users? If yes, how is it analysed and used for
improving the library services. ( What strategies are deployed by the library to collect feed
back from users? How is the feedback analysed and used for further improvement of the
library services?)

Yes, library uses Feed-back form.

Library provides the Feed-Back form to its users at the end of every academic year.
Students are requested to fill-up the Feed Back Form and submit it to the library. Apart
from this , library provides Feed Back facility through its library web-page also.

Filled up Feed-back Forms reflect the quality of library services. If any shortcoming is
reflected library tries to overcome it.

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4.3. IT INFRASTRUCTURE
4.3.1. Give details on the computing facility available (hardware and software) at the institution.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Components of information technology in Lady Brabourne college
The IT and IT enabled campus is using three divisions of IT facility.

HARDWARE

NETWORKING and Wi-Fi

SOFTWARE

Application of INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY in our college


Information technology (IT) is the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to
store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data, the term is commonly used as a synonym for computers
and computer networks. Information technology infrastructure of our college is the integrated
framework upon which digital networks operate. This infrastructure includes data
centers, computers, networks, Database devices, and a regulatory system.
Infrastructure includes the transmission media, including telephone lines, and satellites and antennas,
and also the routers that transfer data between disparate transmission technologies.
Our IT infrastructure is viewed as everything that supports the flow and processing of information
and it is following the BIC model and we have unparallel IT and IT enabled facility in our college
which have been developed in last three years.
USES OF INFRORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN OUR COLLEGE:

The College has a central computer center where internet browsing facilities are available
supplementing the same in the library.

The Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Microbiology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science,


Zoology and Statistics departments have set up their own computer laboratories as computer
programming and use of specialized software has become an essential part of the requirements
of the syllabi in these subjects.

In each department the faculty is provided with computers and on-line facilities over a LAN.

Introduction to computer software in our college


Computer software, or simply software, also known as computer programs, is the non-tangible
component of computers. Computer
software includes all computer
programs regardless of their
architecture; for example, executable
files, libraries and scripts are
computer software. We have three
kinds of software in our college.
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Types of Software:
There are different categories of software used in the campus including system
software, utilities and applications software. Software can also be described as being
either generic or bespoke.
System software is the software used to manage and control the hardware components and which
allow interaction between the hardware and the other types of software. The most obvious type of
system software is the computers operating system but device drivers are also included within this
category.
Utility Software is software such as anti-virus software, firewalls, disk defragmenters and so on
which helps to maintain and protect the computer system but does not directly interface with the
hardware.
Applications Software are designed to allow the user of the system complete a specific task or set
of tasks. They include programs such as web browsers, office software, database software and so
on.
The entire individual software package, we use is

Generic (or off-the-shelf)

Bespoke (custom-built).

Generic software is mass produced that it is used by a wide variety of different users in a range of
different situations.
Bespoke software is created for a specific purpose which is used in a known environment.
Advantage of generic software: It is used when there is a package available that meets the needs of
the user. Because it is used by many more people the cost of creating it is spread over a greater
number of people or organizations and so the cost to the individual is much lower. It also has the
advantage that it is available immediately theres no waiting time involved while the software package
is designed, created and tested.
Advantage of Bespoke software: It has the advantage that it is tailor made to exact specifications
given by the IT infrastructure committee but it is significantly more expensive.
Dedicated websites and online database applications of the college:

www.ladybrabourne.com

www.ladybrabournecollegemis.com

Online CMIS

Online fees collection software/online Billing software

Online CAS Software (centrally used by the faculties)

Online Student database (SDMS and EDMS)

Online Teachers database (centrally used)

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www.lbclibrary.org

www.ladybrabourneadmissions.com(online application )

www.ladybrabournehostel.com

KOHA (centrally used)

KOSA (centrally used)

www.ladybrabournecollegemis.com

Screen shot of online CMIS software

Online MIS software


Our objective of CMIS website is to design and implement software solutions that provide suitably
detailed reports in an accurate, consistent and timely manner for smooth functioning or management
of college administration. A comprehensive database consisting of all information related to student
activity in academic or nonacademic field is very vital. Proper systematic documentation of the same
is required periodically. We have to prepare and provide similar information multiple times and it is
a repetitive effort and wastage of institute effort & time.
Apart from this we have to face loss of information due to loss of document. We are running on
shortage of storage capacity. We require vital student or faculty information regularly for proper
management of our resources. We have to provide same information regularly to get approval of
various Govt./UGC/DST/DBT grant. We expect this information and college capability will be
available worldwide through this CMIS system which will be virtually free from any manual error.
And data retention and data backup will help not only us but all of us who are any way or other is
proudly associated with this prestigious college.
STUDENTS DATABASE:
Introduction: Our Students Management System or Student Database has four primary parts and
also sub parts.

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Session wise Information

Faculty wise Information

Departments wise Information

Individual Information

Student Placement Information

Research Information

Student Award Directory

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Fees Collection Software: We have online fees collection software.

Screen shot of SDMS

TEACHERS DATABASE:

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www.ladybrabournehostel.com

Outstation students who take admission to the college are using the facilities of a college Hostel
which is situated adjacent to the college premises. Messing fees collection and hostel students
database is maintained.

www.lbclibrary.org

This is dedicated website for library.The general library has recently undergone total computerization.
Students can now access searching and browsing options and can also use the internet in the library.
KOHA :
Koha is an open source Integrated Library System (ILS), used world-wide
by public, school and special libraries.
Feature: Koha is web-based ILS, with a SQL database (MySQL preferred) backend with cataloguing
data stored in MARC and accessible viaZ39.50 or SRU. The user interface is very configurable
and adaptable and has been translated into many languages. Koha has most of the features that
would be expected in an ILS, including:

Simple, clear interface for librarians and members (patrons)

Various Web 2.0 facilities like tagging, comment, Social sharing and RSS feeds

Union catalog facility

Customizable search

Circulation and borrower management

Full acquisitions system including budgets and pricing information (including supplier and
currency conversion)

Simple acquisitions system for the smaller library

Ability to cope with any number of branches, patrons, patron categories, item categories,
items, currencies and other data

Serials system for magazines or newspapers

Reporting

Reading lists for members

COSA
COSA ensures accuracy and timeliness in the generation of Pay Bills, Schedules and other Annexure
required for producing Salary Bills of the establishments of Government Departments. The salient
feature of COSA is that it neither needs any DBMS engine to be installed in the user machine nor
any sort of Programming/Reporting Software tool nor hence proved to be a cost-effective solution
in conformation with the policy of NIC in implementing E-Governance in the Government Offices.
COSA is running successfully in around 2000+ DDO offices in West Bengal.

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Online CAS Software:


Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) is a State government announced scheme to provide financial
incentives to college and university Faculty and Librarian on the basis of the recommendations made
by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Lady Brabourne College is the pioneer in introducing
the Online CAS Software implemented by UGC guidelines.
Benefits of Software

The recent CAS process is utmost difficult to carry manually, for instance the API Score,
based on various modules, calculated after each session is a herculean task. It is made easier
by CAS software, offering accurate calculations of deficiency, along with presenting a report
at the end of each year

User Friendly, Convenient, Time Saving

Data accumulation is made easier through technologically

Can be accessed through online from anywhere

Accessible 24 X 7

Do not have to manage huge amount of data

Calculates API automatically as per UGC rule for

All the data can be edited or deleted whenever need through Edit/Delete tab

Report, information, calculations, just a click away.

Printable output (ready for submission) for each academic year

Principal/Committee can validate and approve the data online

CAS software is well managed, clear, lucid and precise

Supremely helpful to the Administrators as well, helping them to accurately & quickly trace
and manage enormous amount of data

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Cost effective

Easier, faster, precise, transparent calculation, handling of API scores

As per UGC guideline data needs to be entered for three broad Categories

Category 1 Need to enter following information under this categoryPrimary Teaching Info
Special Primary Teaching Info-IT Value Added Info
Category 2 Enter data related to the development activities undertaken by the teacher ranging
from field based activity, corporate management system etc.
Category 3 Need to enter following information under this category

Journal Publication Info

Publication Info

Project and Consultancy Info - Enter info of any ongoing or completed research projects or
consultancies.

Create Personal Research Info

Learning Evaluation

Paper Presentation

All data is reviewed by the concerned authorities who thereby approve or disapprove data through
online system. The incumbent after the approval process can see the status report, and resultant API
scores. Finally, a hard copy (print out) of the Report is taken by the committee/individual & submitted.
Software used by different departments:
Bengali
Software: A dedicated website equipped with online EDMS software.
(www.ladybrabournebengalidepartment.com)
Product Features: - The EDMS includes the following:-

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1.

Student Master Module.

2.

Attendance Module.

3.

Examination Roll Number Module.

4.

Admit Card Form Module.

5.

Admit Card Generation Module.

6.

Mark Sheet Generation Module.

7.

Certificate Generation Module.

8.

Module for Promotion to Next Semester.

9.

Module for Re-Admission in the same Semester.

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10.

Module for Retention in the same Semester.

11.

Professor Master Module.

12.

Admit Card History Module.

13.

Search Module Search be College Roll No. or Examination Roll No..

14.

Examination Scheduler Module.

15.

Examination Marks Module - Two examiners can give marks in any paper / module
and in case the difference between the marks given by the two examiners is greater than
a specified limit then the system has scope to enter marks of third examiner. The Mark
Sheet has option to provide marks in breakup of Theory Paper, Continuous Assessment
Marks, Term Paper Marks, Field Report Marks and Dissertation Marks.

16.

C Marks Module C Marks or Continuous Assessment Marks can be given for 1st
Semester & 2nd Semester where multiple teachers can give there marks and same is
averaged out at the end of the semester.

17.

TR / FR / DR Marks Module - Term Paper (TP) Marks can be given for 1st Semester
& 2nd Semester, Field Report (FR) Marks can be given for 3rd Semester and Dissertation
(DR) Marks can be given for 4th Semester.

18.

Generate Roll Slip.

19.

Generate Award List.

20.

Reports
a. Group Attendance Report within a Date Range.
b. Consolidated Group Attendance Report.
c. Student wise Attendance Summary Report.
d. Examination Scheduler.
e. Semester wise Module wise Examination Marks.
f. Semester wise Module wise List of Students to send for Third Examiner Marks.
g. Continuous Marks (C Marks) Report.
h. Term Paper Marks (TP Marks) Report.
i. Field Report Marks (FR Marks) Report.
j. Dissertation Marks (DR Marks) Report.
k. Semester wise Module wise Roll Slip.
l. Semester wise Module wise Award List.
m. Semester wise Examination Marks Report with Status.
n. Semester wise Credit List (SGPA) Report.

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o. List of Failed Student Report.


p. List of Students with Admission Type and Status.
q. Mark Sheet Report.
r. List of Promoted Students.
s. List of Re-Admitted Students.
t. List of Retained Students.
u. Module wise Award List.
v. Admit Card Form Report.
w. Admit Card Report.
x. Student wise Examination Marks Report.
21.

Settings
a. Database Backup.
b. Change Session.

PHYSICS
The Department of Physics, a postgraduate department can boast of fully IT enabled lab and Staff
room. The Department has a total of twenty two computers and four laser Printers, equipped with
8 subject specific software. Different software tools has multiple utilities in the department and
mainly used for high end computational purpose of post graduate students. Faculties use them for
various research purpose.
LATEX: LATEX helps in the scientific document preparation system and document markup language.
It is widely used for the communication and publication of scientific documents. LaTeX uses
the LaTeX typesetting program for formatting its output, and is itself written in the TeX macro language.
LaTeX is not the name of a particular editing program, but refers to the encoding or tagging conventions
that are used in LaTeX documents.
Gfortran: It is essentially a FORTRAN Compiler. Gfortran is the name of the GNU Fortran project,
developing a free Fortran 95/2003/2008 compiler for GCC, the GNU Compiler Collection. The
gfortran development effort uses an open development environment in order to attract a larger team
of developers and to ensure that gfortran can work on multiple architectures and diverse environments.
G95: G95 is a free, portable, open source Fortran 95 compiler. It implements the Fortran 95
standard, part of the Fortran 2003 standard, as well as some old and new extensions including
proposed features for the Fortran 2008 standard like Co-array Fortran.
FORCE: FORCE is again a highly developed and important FORTRAN Compiler.
ICC: Intel C++ Compiler, also known as icc or icl, is a group
of C and C++ compilers from Intel available for OS X, Linux, Windows and Intelbased Android devices. The compilers generate optimized code for IA-32 and Intel 64 architectures,
but non-optimized code on non-Intel but compatible processors, such as certain AMD processors.
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A specific release of the compiler (11.1) is available for development of Linux-based applications
for IA-64 (Itanium 2) processors. It is a graphics package.
Gnuplot: gnuplot is a command-line program that can generate two- and threedimensional plots of functions, data, and data fits. It is frequently used for publication-quality graphics.
The program runs on all major computers and operating systems (GNU/Linux, Unix, Microsoft
Windows, Mac OS X, and others). It is a program with a fairly long history, dating back to 1986.
Despite its name, this software is not distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), but
its own more restrictive open source license it is a graphics package.
Xmgrace: Grace is a free WYSIWYG 2D graph plotting tool, for Unix-like operating systems.
The package name stands for Graphing, Advanced Computation and Exploration of data. Grace
uses the X Window System and Motif for its GUI. It has been ported toVMS, OS/2,
and Windows 9*/NT/2000/XP (on Cygwin). In 1996, Linux Journal described Xmgr (an early name
for Grace) as one of the two most prominent graphing packages for Linux it is a graphics package.
LAPACK: LAPACK (Linear Algebra Package) is a software library for numerical linear algebra.
It provides routines for solving systems of linear equations and linear least squares, eigenvalue
problems, and singular value decomposition. It also includes routines to implement the
associated matrix factorizations such as LU, QR, Cholesky and Schur decomposition. LAPACK
was originally written in FORTRAN 77, but moved to Fortran 90 in version 3.2 (2008). The routines
handle both real and complex matrices in both single and double precision.
CHEMISTRY
Software/Software tools: UV-Visible spectrometer data analysis software
Botany, Chemistry, Zoology e-centre
E-centre: The e-centre has eleven computers and printers to help students with their practical and
demonstrative assignments. The Lab provides each undergraduate science student from these
departments enough opportunities to access web and conduct syllabus related searches and
experiments.
MICROBIOLOGY
NCBI GenBank: The GenBank sequence database is an open access, annotated collection of all
publicly available nucleotide sequences and their protein translations. This database is produced
and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information(NCBI) as part of
the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration (INSDC). The National Center for
Biotechnology Information is a part of the National Institutes of Health in the United States. GenBank
and its collaborators receive sequences produced in laboratories throughout the world from more
than 100,000 distinct organisms.
CLUSTALW 2: Clustal is a widely used multiple sequence alignment computer program.
Clustal Omega: Clustal Omega is the latest addition to the Clustal family. It offers a significant
increase in scalability over previous versions, allowing hundreds of thousands of sequences to be
aligned in only a few hours. It will also make use of multiple processors, where present. In addition,
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the quality of alignments is superior to previous versions, as measured by a range of popular


benchmarks. (Note: Command line-only program.)
EMBOSS:
EMBOSS is an acronym for European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite. EMBOSS is a
free open source software analysis package specially developed for the needs of the molecular
biology and bioinformatics user community. The software automatically copes with data in a variety
of formats and even allows transparent retrieval of sequence data from the web. Also, as extensive
libraries are provided with the package, it is a platform to allow other scientists to develop and
release software in true open source spirit. EMBOSS also integrates a range of currently available
packages and tools for sequence analysis into a seamless whole.
PDB : The Protein Data Bank (PDB) is a repository for the three-dimensional structural data of
large biological molecules, such asproteins and nucleic acids. (See also crystallographic database.)
The data, typically obtained by X-ray crystallography or NMR spectroscopy and submitted
by biologists and biochemists from around the world, are freely accessible on the Internet via the
websites of its member organisations (PDBe, PDBj, and RCSB). The PDB is overseen by an
organization called the Worldwide Protein Data Bank, www.PDB.com.
Rasmol: Rasmol is a program for molecular graphics visualisation originally developed by Roger
Sayle. This site is provided for the convenience of users of Rasmol and developers of open source
versions of Rasmol. The site itself is provided courtesy of Bernstein + Sons. Maintenance of Rasmol,
much of the development, and integration of modifications provided by the community is done at the
ARCiB laboratory at Dowling College.
Genedoc BLAST: Is another Protein Engineering Protocol.
MATHEMATICS
Software:
MATLAB:Matlab software is a high performance language for technical computing that integrates
computation, visualization and programming in an easy-to-use environment where problems and
solutions are expressed in familiar mathematical notation. MATLAB (matrix laboratory) is a multiparadigm numerical computing environment and fourth-generation programming language. Developed
by MathWorks, MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation
of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages,
including C, C++, Java, and Fortran.
GEOGRAPHY
Software/Software tools:
ERDAS IMAGINE is a remote sensing application with raster graphics editor abilities designed by
ERDAS for geospatial applications. The latest version is 2013, version 13.0.2. ERDAS IMAGINE
is aimed primarily at geospatial raster data processing and allows the user to prepare, display and
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aided design (CAD) software. It is a toolbox allowing the user to perform numerous operations on
an image and generate an answer to specific geographical questions.
It is used for preparing maps fro1m satellite imagery.
TNT MIPS with 4 licenses are used for both RS and GIS mapping.
21st century Professional version with 5 licenses
21st century with 12 licenses
Geomedia professional with 2 licenses:
Intergraphs GeoMedia: It is a geographic information system (GIS) application for working with
and conducting analysis on geographic information as well as producing maps from that analysis.
GeoMedia is used for: creating geographic data; managing geospatial databases; joining business
data, location intelligence and geographic data together; creating hard and soft-copy maps; conduct
analysis in real-time; base platform for multiple applications, geographic data validation, publishing
geospatial information and analysing mapped information.
These RS & GIS software are used for digital mapmaking purpose for the students of post graduate
and undergraduate level as per their curriculum. Geomedia Professional and 21st century software
are used for both RS & GIS mapping.
STATISTICS
Hardware: The department of Statistics along with its Lab has a total of twenty one computers,
four printers and one Laptop. The departmental computers are equipped with subject specific software
to help the students in dealing with their course work and in learning advanced ideas of their subject.
The software helps the departments in advanced research and learning.
Software/Software tools
Minitab Inc. It produces two other products that complement Minitab 16 Quality Trainer, an
eLearning package that teaches statistical tools and concepts in the context of quality improvement
that integrates with Minitab 16 to simultaneously develop the users statistical knowledge and ability
to use the Minitab software and Quality Companion 3, an integrated tool for managing Six
Sigma and Lean Manufacturing projects that allows Minitab data to be combined with project
management and governance tools and documents.
It is included in the undergraduate syllabus for the second year and third year. The students learn to
perform statistical analysis using the software. It is equipped with following techniques: Descriptive
statistics, Multivariate Analysis, Time series analysis,
Turbo C: It is included in the undergraduate syllabus for second and third year. The students write
programmes on different topics of statistics wise- Descriptive statistics, Numerical analysis, Timeseries etc.

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CAREER COUNSELING CELL

It is the IT centre accessed by the students throughout the year.

Also the availability of the computers helps the students to browse internet,

Fill their application forms for different competitive exams.

Search the internet for any syllabus related material.

NETWORKING:
The College is networked through WAN and LAN. Here is a projection of that.

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DEPARTMENTWISE NODE DISTRIBUTION


SL.
NO.

DEPARTMENT

BUILDING

NO. OF
NODES

Student Common Room

Main

Front Office

Main

Auditorium

Main

1 AP

Principals Room

Main

Cash

Main

Staff Room

Main

Accounts

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry

7 + 1 AP

Bio Chemistry

Main

10

Math

Main

11

Economics

Chemistry

12

Library

Main

9+1 AP
(out door)

13

Library Reading Hall

Main

12 + 1 AP

14

Botany

Chemistry

15

English

Chemistry

16

Geography

Chemistry

17

Physics

Old Science

9 + 1 AP

18

Physics Computer Lab

New Science

19

WEBEL Lab

Old Science

10

20

Computer Science

Old Science

21

Bengali

Old Science

22

Pol Science, Sociology, Women


Studies

New Science

23

Sanskrit & Persian

New Science

2+1

24

Hindi

New Science

25

Zoology

New Science

2 + 1 AP

26

Statistics

New Science

10

27

Hostel Super

Super Office

2 + 1 AP
(out door)

28

PG Geography
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CASCADING

1(UTP) from L3 Switch in the


Principals Room.

Bridge to
Hostel Super Office.

1(FOC) from L3 Switch in the


Principals Room.

1(UTP)from L2 Switch in Physics.

Bridge to Library.
1 (FOC) from L2 Switch in the
Hostel Supers Room.

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CONSUMPTION OF SWITCH PORTS


SL.
NO.

LOCATION

ITEM

BUILDING

NO. OF
PORTS USED

VACENT
PORTS

Principals Room

L3 Switch

Main, Ground Floor

23

Chemistry

L2 Switch

Chemistry, 1st Floor

24 +1

Physics

L2 Switch

Old Science, 1st Floor

23

Hindi

L2 Switch

New Science, 1st Floor

23

Library

L2 Switch

Main, 1st Floor

17

Hostel Supers Room

L2 Switch

Supers Office,
Ground Floor

21

PG Geography

L2 Switch

PG, Hostel Area

19

Library Reading Hall

Unmanaged Switch

Main 1st Floor

12

HARDWARE: The College has a vast network of 208 computers spreading all over the
college. Here is a glimpse of that.
Physical Audit and status of computers/printers/laptops as on 31st March 2013
Sl.
No.

Department

No. of computer

No. of Printer

Laptop

Bengali

Botany /Chemistry/Zoology Lab

Botany Dept

Career Counseling cell and Students e-centre

Chemistry

Computer science

Economics

English

Geography Dept

10

Geography Lab

15

11

Hindi

12

History

13

Library Annex

14

Library main

13

15

Mathematics

16

Mathematics Lab 1

20

17

Mathematics Lab 2

17

18

Microbiology

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Sl.
No.

Department

19

Microbiology Lab

20

Multimedia Room

21

NAAC Cell

22

Main Office

23

Accountant Office

24

Revenue Section

25

Persian/Sanskrit

26

Philosophy

27

Physics Department

28

Physics Lab

19

29

Political Science and Sociology

30

Principals Office

3( One server)

31

Statistics Dept and Lab

21

33

Webel

13

34

Zoology

35

Hostel e-centre

208

64

37

Total

No. of computer

No. of Printer

Laptop

1
1

1
2

Conclusion: Lady Brabourne College is one of the best colleges with respect to IT and IT
infrastructure which is the main focus of todays world.

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4.3.2 Detail on the computer and internet facility made available to the faculty and students
on the campus and off-campus.
Refer to answer to 4.3.1.
4.3.3 What are the institutional plans and strategies for deploying and upgrading the IT
infrastructure and associated facilities?
Our institution is always vigilant in its pursuit of excellence in academics and
extracurricular. The thrust areas remain vertical academic upgradation and continuous
advancement in research.
A thrust in the improvement of the working of the library was contemplated. The
expeditious utilization of the grant received from the National Archives and a matching
grant from the State Government were to be organized so that the computerized
cataloguing of the backlog was completed and an archival unit was initiated.
Computerized cataloguing has been successfully implemented in our college.
An online procedure for admission was planned. Previously forms could be
downloaded from the College website but it was proposed that submission,
processing of forms and drawing up of admission lists would be totally online. This
online admission procedure held in 2007-2008 was extremely successful and met
with tremendous public approval.
Student fees collection scheme through bank (for both undergraduate as well as
postgraduate) was planned and successfully implemented using a fees management
software.
We have set up a web server which hosts the College Management Information
Software (CMIS). The objective of this was to design and implement software
solutions that provide suitably detailed reports in an accurate, consistent and timely
manner for smooth functioning or management of College administration. A
comprehensive database consisting of all information related to student activity in
academic or non academic field is absolutely vital. Proper systematic documentation
of the same is required periodically. We have to prepare and provide similar
information multiple times and it is a repetitive effort and wastage of institute effort &
time. This student data management software is running successfully.
A similar database consisting of all information related to teacher activity in academic
or field of research is equally vital. The CMIS software also caters to this. The
Career Advancement Scheme for the teachers is also managed by this software.
Objective
To design and implement software solutions that provides suitably detailed
reports in an accurate, consistent and timely manner
To refer to the group of information tied to the automation to support of
human decision-making

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Canteen

Hostel Building PG

Hostel Building UG

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Challenges
Prepare and provide similar information multiple times i.e.

Repetitive effort

Wastage of Institute effort & time

Loss of information due to loss of document

Shortage of storage capacity

Requirement of vital information even after 5 years

Requirement of special category (SC/ST etc) compliance data

Provide success information to get approval of Govt./UGC/DST/DBT


grant

Provide research paper publication count to UGC/DST/DBT etc.

Understand students achievement and award them accordingly

Worldwide availability of college capability

Manual error

Data Retention and Data backup

And so on...

CMIS How it Works

A Management Information System (MIS) provides information that is


needed to manage a system efficiently and effectively.

Management information systems involve primarily

Information

Decision making

Management information systems are distinct from other information systems

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Study of the information needs of management at every level in making


decisions.

Continuously gather relevant data, both from inside and outside an


organization.

Data is then processed, integrated, and stored in a centralized database


(or data warehouse)

Data is constantly updated and made available to all who have the
authority to access it, in a form that suits their purpose

Data is analyzed for operational activities

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Scope of Work

Student Management System

Student Information Detail

Category wise Student Information

Academic Information of the Students

Result Management System

Award Information

Computerization of the preparation of monthly salary bills using software package


COSA (Computerization of Salary Accounting) has been implemented at our
college a few years back. In the year 2012, an upgradation of this software has
also been done. At present the COSA software is being successfully used for
the smooth running of the preparation of monthly salary bills for all the employees.

An on-campus ATM facility is proposed for the convenience of the students


and teachers.

It was proposed that the college would be connected through a Wide Area
Network (WAN) using structured cabling. The already existing computer
network infrastructure at the college was extended and enhanced into an efficient,
high speed, campus wide intranet with secure internet accessibility for the users
since October, 2012. The network also connects the users of the main campus
to the users at the college hostel to ensure internet access for the students residing
at the college hostel.

The foundation stone of the new college building, "The Roma Chaudhuri
Memorial Building was laid in the year 2010. For connecting the various
departments to be housed in this new building and for the connection between
the existing building and the The Roma Chaudhuri Memorial Building we require
a WAN connection. The proposal for this connection is as per the following
diagrammatic representation. The figure below shows a typical floor plan with
the required number of nodes, switches, racks, access points etc.

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Generator

Fire Fighting Equipment - A Secured Campus

Medical Unit

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4.3.4 Provide details on the provision made in the annual budget for procurement, upgradation,
deployment and maintenance of the computers and their accessories in the institution
(Year wise for last four years)
Year

Heads

Amount

2010-2011

Computer maintenance stationary and accessories


Antivirus software
Maintenance of website

Rs. 17691
Rs. 11284
Rs. 40000

2011-2012

Computer maintenance stationary and accessories


Antivirus software
Maintenance of website

Rs. 34514
Rs. 12896
Rs. 45000

2012-2013

Procurement of computers, laptops, printers, accessories


Antivirus softwares
Maintenance of website
AMC of computers and its accessories
Salary of computer science part time teacher
Fax machine maintenance and repair etc.

Rs. 520000
Rs. 56982
Rs. 45750
Rs. 145000
Rs. 84000
Rs. 5000

2013-2014

Procurement of computers, laptops, printers, accessories


Antivirus softwares
Maintenance of website
AMC of computers and its accessories

Rs. 550000
Rs. 56982
Rs. 45750
Rs. 145000

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4.3.5 How does the institution facilitate extensive use of ICT resources including development
and use of computer-aided teaching/ learning materials by its staff and students?
i) To teach the student in a more illustrative and understandable way, teachers are
using laptops, LCD projector, smart boards and OHP in the class room. Certain
departments are using different academic softwares for advanced learning of their
students e.g. MINTAB is used by department of Statistics, exp EYES (Experiments
for Young Engineers & Scientists) supported by GNU software is used by Department
of Physics in their laboratory.
ii) Students are given internet access for using e-library under the supervision of the
teachers.
iii) The already existing computer network infrastucture at the college was extended
and enhanced into an efficient, high speed, campus wide intranet with secure internet
accessibility for the users. The network also connects the users of the main campus
to the users at the college hostel to ensure internet access for the students residing at
the college hostel.
iv) Assistance to students is provided for in-house/remote access to e-resources by
using different open source journal facilities and N-List Programme. Teachers can
also access a good number of International as well as National level journals using
N-List facility to acquire an updated knowledge regarding their research activities.
v) Using Avere Projector various seminars and conferences are conducted.
vi) Beginners and advanced learners are encouraged to enrol in the Self-financed
Computer Course to become cognizant and proficient, as the case may be, so that
they can be inducted in the e-learning process.
4.3.6 Elaborate giving suitable examples on how the learning activities and technologies
deployed (access to on-line teaching - learning resources, independent learning, ICT
enabled classrooms/learning spaces etc.) by the institution place the student at the centre
of teaching-learning process and render the role of a facilitator for the teacher.
The Wide-Area Network connection existing in the college enables both faculty
members as well as students to remain connected (via the Local Area Network)
and access the internet.
Different advanced Teaching Aids are being used in the classrooms e.g. :
a) Optoma make Digital Multimedia Projector
b) Avermedia make portable Digital Document Visualiser
c) Interactive White Board with Digital Annotation Sensor
d) Over-head Projector, LCD Projector.
e) Television with DVD Player
Assistance to students is provided for in-house/remote access to e-resources by
using different open source journal facilities and N-List Programme. Teachers can
also access a good number of International as well as National level journals using

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N-List facility to acquire an updated knowledge regarding their research activities.


It may however be mentioned that as an institution Lady Brabourne College on
principle does not believe a teacher can be replaced by virtual means ; for this
institution generous usage of ICT with teacher-guidance is the key to student-nurturing.
4.3.7 Does the Institution avail of the National Knowledge Network connectivity directly or
through the affiliating university? If so, what are the services availed of?
College library uses N-LIST programme to give access all the faculty members and
students to established e-journals like journals published by American Physical Society,
Institute of Physics Publishing etc.

4.4 MAINTENANCE OF CAMPUS FACILITIES


4.4.1 How does the institution ensure optimal allocation and utilization of the available financial
resources for maintenance and upkeep of the following facilities (substantiate your
statements by providing details of budget allocated during last four years)?
The major sources of Institutional receipts are i) Development Grant from State Govt.,
ii) UGC Grants, iii) DST Grants, iv) DBT Grants, v) CSIR Grants. Apart from these,
the college receives grants from Govt. of West Bengal for payment of salaries to its
staff. In all the cases, after receiving the sanction letter, Principal, along with the concerned
Heads of the Departments, (for i and ii) all HODs and TCS (for iii, iv and v) all HODs
of science departments, IQAC Convener, TCS and Librarians, decides democratically
about the disbursement of sanctioned money among all claimants according to the need
of all concerned. Principals office for Development grant and concerned committees
for other grants arrange for external audit done by reputed Chartered Accountants.
Then, the audited Utilization Certificate is sent to the sanctioning authority.
2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

2009-10

a. Building

Rs. 7, 42, 737


- UGC

Rs. 1, 91, 40, 690


- UGC

Rs. 4, 47, 52, 000


- UGC

Rs. 95, 70, 345


- UGC
Rs. 47, 85, 173
- UGC

b. Furniture

Rs. 3, 00, 000


- State Devt PLan

Rs. 3, 00, 000


- State Devt Plan

Rs. 3, 00, 000


- State Devt PLan

Rs. 2, 25, 000


- State Devt PLan

c. Equipment

Rs. 5, 00, 000


- State Devt PLan

Rs. 8, 00, 000


- State Devt Plan

Rs. 5, 00, 000


- State Devt Plan
Rs. 6, 87, 500
- Addl UGC
Rs. 5, 50, 000
- addl UGC

Rs. 8, 75, 000


- State Devt Plan

d. Computers

See Ans of 4.3.4

e. Vehicles

f. Any other

Rs. 8, 30, 000


State Devt Plan

Rs. 14, 00, 000


State Devt Plan

Rs. 8, 50, 000


State Devt Plan

Rs. 11, 75, 000


State Devt Plan

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4.4.2 What are the institutional mechanisms for maintenance and upkeep of the infrastructure,
facilities and equipment of the college?
The institution takes following steps to maintain, upkeep its infrastructure, facilities and
equipment of the college :
Maintains Dead Stock Register regularly to keep account of the non-functional
equipment and infrastructure, like computers, furniture, machineries etc.
Annual Maintenance Contracts (AMC) for computers used in different departments
as well as those used as a central facility like the Wide Area Network (WAN),
different laboratory instruments, Aquaguard machines, Intercom etc. are renewed
regularly to ensure their good service.
All the objectives and eyepieces of microscopes are cleaned twice a year by
professionals-once at the end of monsoon and once before the University practical
examinations.
Centrifugation instruments are kept dust free in an air-conditioned room to maintain
its sensitivity. Both the rotor heads (centrifugation tube, Ependorff tube) are used
alternatively for proper maintenance.
Generally as far as practicable for a fully government owned institution, a constant
effort is made to provide dedicated and secure space for equipments and tools.
4.4.3 How and with what frequency does the institute take up calibration and other precision
measures for the equipment/instruments?
Digital Instruments in different lab-based departments are calibrated at the onset of
the Practical Session by Faculty Members themselves, after which they are calibrated
on a regular basis by the students before each and every experiment.
All instruments are also calibrated annually by technical personnel provided by the
instrument manufacturers.
Simple and Compound Microscopes are the indispensible instrument in the
department of Botany. All the objectives and eyepieces of microscopes are cleaned
twice a year by a professional one at the end of monsoon and another before the
University practical examinations. Throughout the year general maintenance is carried
out by the students and the Group D staffs.
Binocular Microscopes (Dewinter make) are operated by the faculty members mostly
and software upgradation has been done by the professionals of a particular company
thrice a year.
Digital pH-meter used in the tissue culture and Biochemistry laboratories is calibrated
regularly using different pH solutions.
Centrifugation instruments are kept dust free in an air-conditioned room to maintain
its sensitivity. Both the rotor heads (centrifugation tube, Ependorff tube) are used
alternatively for proper maintenance.
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Upcoming Roma Chaudhuri Memorial Building

UGC funded Merged Scheme Building

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Two Laminar Airflows are operated for aseptic culture in the Department of Botany
and maintained by a regular cleaning with alcohol and maintenance of hepa filter by
checking the barometric reading.
Shaker used in the Tissue Culture laboratory is kept in put on condition sometimes
at a stretch of 24 hours for the suspension culture process.
Lamps for UV-Vis Spectrophotometer for different wavelength of light is maintained
and checked at regular intervals.
Submarine and vertical gel are maintained periodically.
4.4.4 What are the major steps taken for location, upkeep and maintenance of sensitive
equipment( voltage fluctuations, constant supply of water etc.)?
To avoid harmful effects of X-ray radiations, separate chamber for X-ray laboratory
is under construction using DBT-star grant and also some assistance from PWD
(Civil) West Bengal. The inner wall of the chamber is to be lead shielded. Also Xray protective lead jacket (2 Nos.) will be procured for the students experimenting
in the X-ray laboratory.
We are in the process of using solar energy in our laboratory as a clean, renewable
and sustainable source of energy. For this purpose we are going to install solar
laboratory which will open up research facilities for the students. Different properties
of solar radiation and its efficiency during the year will be studied in the laboratory.
We are maintaining cleanliness in the laboratory, by regular dusting and wiping apart
from which most of the instruments are kept covered to protect from dust and
obtain better efficiency.
As PG course has been started since 2007 in the department of Physics, we are in
the scarcity of laboratory space. We are sharing UG optics laboratory for the PG
students. Thus the paucity of space compels the students not more than two at a
time. To avoid this claustrophobic condition, we have planned for air- conditioning.
It is in the process.
To maintain the cleanliness in the Computer Laboratory and keeping the Laboratory
dust free as much as possible, shoe rack has been stationed just outside the lab. The
floor is covered with vinyl sheet and its cleanliness is maintained regularly. For better
maintenance of the cleanliness, we are in process of procuring vacuum cleaner. In
the computer labs of some departments like Mathematics, Statistics etc. AC machine
have already been installed.
All laboratories are equipped with Fire Extinguisher. Recently, old fire extinguishing
mechanism in the college has been overhauled thoroughly and 23 extinguishers (MAP
CO2 5kg cylinders) have been posted at appropriate locations.
All computers of the College are UPS protected.

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All the departments are solely dependent on the college for the regular and constant
supply of tap water. Distilled water is however purchased and stored for usage in
quantitative estimation.
All sensitive instruments are connected to Voltage Stabilisers to avoid voltage
fluctuations.
For regular power supply Inverter facilities are provided in the Instrument rooms.
An Ashok Leyland Make DG Set Generator is installed at the college to provide
uninterrupted power supply to the main building especially during the examination
season.
Transformer- A CESC installation has been put in place in 2012 and new cabling
has been done to disseminate extra load.
Any other relevant information regarding Infrastructure and Learning
Resources which the college would like to include.
Other Highlights :
The college has acquired ERNET connectivity in May 2004, under the UGC- NRC
scheme. The facility has been extended to many departments using two separate
LAN connections.
The college website www.ladybrabourne.com, introduced in 1998 re-designed in
2002 and 2005, is being used successfully for entire admission process. This college
is the first college in West Bengal to have extended this facility to the general public.
The self-financing Certificate Course in Computer Applications is offered in
collaboration with WEBEL Informatics Ltd. (Under Dept. of Information Technology,
Govt. of West Bengal). Another Self-financing course on Spanish Language Training
Programme began in November 2007 in collaboration with WTCC School of Trade
and Communication, Kolkata. There is dedicated space for this in the Computer
training centre in the 2nd Floor in the Physics Building.
The college has introduced 2 three-year UGC sponsored career-oriented selffinancing Certificate Courses in Public Relations and Advertising and Multimedia
and Animation. There is dedicated self-contained AC unit between the Physics
and the Zoology departments.
A one-year Post Graduate Vocational Course on Food & Drug Safety conducted
by the PG department of Microbiology of our College, sponsored by UGC has
been launched in 2010-2011. This course uses the microbiology laboratory, the
area of this lab being 1830sq ft.
The departments of Philosophy, Political Science and Sociology have collaborated
to create a counseling centre which offers psychological counseling to students,
faculty members and office staff of the College by experts & well-known counsellors.
Recently, old fire extinguishing mechanism in the college has been overhauled
thoroughly and 23 extinguishers have been posted at appropriate locations.

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A state of the art Telephone Exchange is being installed by BSNL to minimize faults.
The College maintains its own power generating (partial) system in case of power
failure.
In the year 2013, CESC has set up a 40KV Transformer in the College premises to
meet the continuous increment of power requirement of the college.
The College has a Cheap Store within the campus which provide books and stationery
to students and staff at competitive prices.
There is also a spacious Food Court adjacent to the Auditorium which is a multifunctional unit acting as extension space for seminar entertainment and also for
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CRITERION V
STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
5.1 STUDENT MENTORING AND SUPPORT
5.1.1 Does the institution publish its updated prospectus/handbook annually? If yes,
what is the information provided to students through these documents and how
does the institution ensure its commitment and accountability?
The prospectus provides not only an overview of the College but also upholds the
unique features of Lady Brabourne College. Among the unique features, students
are made aware of the following:
Norms of admission/ courses offered at UG/PG level in the prospectus*.
Code of Conduct
Hostel Accommodation
Rules & Guidelines of the college and hostel for the students.
Medical Unit & Sick room with facility of a visiting doctor.
Stipend/award and prizes for the students.
Unique assessment system through monthly/midterm/annual examinations
Seminars & Workshops at international, national and state-level are organized
by all departments regularly.
Updated and well stocked library.
Computer Wi-Fi facilities & Networking connecting College with Hostel.
Games and sports opportunities, well-equipped playground and one Badminton
Court/ Volley Ball Court.
Students' Common Room with updated magazine section
Canteens at three locations.
24 hour generator back up for examinations as well as for ongoing research
work.
Fire extinguisher
Filtered water facilities.
Career-Oriented Add-on Courses
Womens Studies Centre
Career Counselling Cell
Psychological Counselling Cell
*In addition the Academic Calendar is provided to the students to communicate the year long schedule of the
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Strong and active outreach programme conducted by College NSS unit (best
NSS units awarded by Calcutta University twice) and a Night school run by
hostel students for children of local slum dwellers organizes outreach
programmers like adoption of slum areas, visit to orphanage and other such
activities. NSS unit of Lady Brabourne College has received the award for
being the best NSS Unit under University of Calcutta.
Lady Brabourne College , being a government college, shows its commitment
towards its students as well as to the broader society by keeping a high standard
in imparting education at the UG and PG levels and research works pursued in
different departments. The College equally stresses on social works through
its various outreach programmes to serve the lower rung of the society. The
College is accountable for its administrative work to the Department of Higher
Education, Govt. of West Bengal, and for its academic work to the University
of Calcutta.
(D 1.1.1 will be the point of reference for 5.1.2)

5.1.2 Specify the type, number and amount of institutional scholarships / free ships
given to the students during the last four years and whether the financial aid was
available and disbursed on time?
Year 2009-2010
WBMDFC Scholarship 85 students
Merit Scholarships 3
Lady Brabourne College Students' Welfare Fund 29
Delhi Alumni Association 2
Year 2010-2011
WBMDFC Scholarship 90 students
Merit Scholarships 3
Lady Brabourne College Students' Welfare Fund - 29
Delhi Alumni Association 2
Year 2011-2012
WBMDFC Scholarship 140 students
Merit Scholarships 8
Lady Brabourne College Students' Welfare Fund - 29
Delhi Alumni Association 2
Year 2012-2013
WBMDFC Scholarship 57 students
Merit Scholarships 5
Lady Brabourne College Students' Welfare Fund - 29
Delhi Alumni Association 4

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*National Merit Scholarship Recipients 10-15 students per year. It must be noted
that despite the high scores being acquired by the students (75% and above) only
a handful of them with only lower family income can avail this.
In the year 2013, the Govt. of West Bengal declared a one-time Kanyashree
scholarship of Rs. 25000 for needy, single girl-child, and from Lady Brabourne
college 17 students have been selected by the Government of West Bengal for
Kanyashree stipend which were awarded to them in January 2014.
Moreover, 45 students have been allowed to have Full and half free studentship
by the DPI, Govt. of West Bengal, in 2013-14.
Our College is occasionally requested by a number of NGOs to send the names of
needy and meritorious students for one-time scholarship, like the Sheela Kanoria
scholarship, which was declared in 2013 and availed of by 14 students of our
college.
Purabi Banerjee Scholarship named after former student of the College and Suhita
Sinha Ray Memorial Scholarships are two other Private scholarships awarded in
the names of two former faculty members of this College to deserving candidates
from Arts faculty.
5.1.3 What percentage of students receives financial assistance from state government,
central government and other national agencies?
Approximately 20% can avail financial assistance from different agencies.
(D-5.1.3)

5.1.4 What are the specific support services/facilities available for?


Students from SC/ST, OBC and economically weaker sections?
Apart from governmental assistance, the College Students Welfare Committee
offers financial assistance to the needy students so that they can continue with
their studies by helping them buy text/reference books, study materials or
important stationeries.
Besides remedial courses in different subjects are taken by the teachers for the
minorities and SC/ST students who are guided by the college teachers to cope
with their difficulties in Honours and Pass subjects.
From 2014 onwards there will be a gradual induction of OBC students which
will comprise 17% of the total number of students admitted as per the directives
of the Government of West Bengal and the University of Calcutta.
Students with physical disabilities
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Addressing Holistic Education

Annual Prize Distribution

Alumni Sponsored Endowment Lecture

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installations of two lifts, one of them to be specially designed for the convenience
of PwDs. This lift will connect all the buildings with the said one.
(D 4.1.3 will also be the referral document for 5.1.4.)

Overseas students
As overseas students are rare in the college, therefore, a sustained specialized
support system cannot be justified. Still, the college offers hostel
accommodation to them at a minimum charge of Rs.1000/- only (per month)
for overseas students as cost towards lodging, breakfast, tiffin and all meals.
Students to participate in various competitions/National and International
The students of all the departments participate in various kinds of extra curricular
events, those include debates, quiz, social, cultural, drama and creative writing
competitions along with different academic events including paper/poster
presentation at different workshops/seminars organized by various Universities,
colleges and institutions at international, national and state levels. The Cultural
committee of the Teachers Council and the Students Union ensure student
participation in various programmes held in the college from time to time all
the year around. Prizes for co-curricular activities encourage students
participation too.
Medical assistance to students: health centre, health insurance etc.

Medical Unit with a sick room

Visiting doctor, at the College and hostel.

Psychological Counselling Cell for the mental health of students

A number Awareness Programmes for improving health and hygiene of


students.

Organizing coaching classes for competitive exams


Several sessions for aspiring students for GATE & JAM & MBA entrance
examinations are organized by several departments.
Skill development (spoken English, computer literacy, etc.)

Students are provided with Computers with net connection at different


places of the college and hostel to help them grow their computer skills.
Remedial classes are held to develop soft skills among students. Also
remedial classes help minority and backward students requiring special
attention for their career improvement.

Smt. Santa Ghosh conducted classes in Special Communicative English


and interactive session in 2012-2013 in Remedial Course Programme.

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Support for slow learners


Tutorial classes are conducted by all the departments for slow learners. Remedial
classes help slow learners to cope with their academics.
Exposures of students to other institution of higher learning/ corporate/
business house etc.

Students from the Science Departments regularly interact with industry


under the scheme of industrial interface. They actively participate in
different Seminars & Workshops organized by renowned institutions like
IICB, Bose Institutes, University of Calcutta and so on. Science Students
regularly undertake academic excursions and visits to various firms and
institutes as a part of their academic courses.
The Department of English has organized interactive workshops with
SRFTI to expose students to the world of media and performing arts to
design their professions.
The Department of Bengali also organized in collaboration with SRFTI a
workshop on Bengali Cinema and Bengali Literature.

Public Relations and Advertising Course offers an exposure to the


corporate houses. The faculty itself comes from various top Corporate
Houses like the Infinity Infotech and others. During the course the students
are on contacts with such corporate houses for their practical training.

Publication of student magazines


Annually the College publishes college magazine Dyuti(Enlightenment) where
students of different departments contribute. On the other hand the department
of Physics brings out a wall magazine Anneswa(Search) and the Department
of History brings out their wall magazine Sammaswar(Chorus).
5.1.5 Describe the efforts made by the institution to facilitate entrepreneurial skills,
among the students and the impact of the efforts.
The College has started two UGC sponsored career-oriented courses in Public
Relations and Advertising and Multimedia and Animation which aim to equip
the students with such knowledge and training that they will be able to develop
their entrepreneurial skills. The College also has training courses for Computer
application and Spanish. There is also a PG diploma course in Food and Drug
Safety conducted by the Microbiology department which ensures ready
employment.
(D 2.2.3 will be the referral document for 5.1.4.)

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5.1.6 Enumerate the policies and strategies of the institution which promote participation
of students in extracurricular and co-curricular activities such as sports, games,
Quiz competitions, debates and discussions, cultural activities etc.
Students are actively encouraged and supported by their respective departments
to participate in various academic, cultural and co-curricular activities for which
they do not miss out on the lectures as well as class attendance percentage.
In Hostel nutritious tiffin is given after each provided and special care is taken
regarding food on examination days.
Concerned teachers ensure that no students participating in various activities
of the College miss out on class lectures and extra classes are held to meet
their losses.
Moreover students are escorted and guided by college staff to the State-Level
competitions held off campus.
Womens Studies Centre makes an effort to raise the level of consciousness
about womens issues through various creative mechanisms like poster making,
drama, debate, story writing and the like on womens issues.
NSS is dedicated to sensitization of the college students about their social
responsibilities by holding various outreach programmes for slum dwellers
and BPL people.
The College makes an effort to organize round the year activities such as IntraCollege competitions in various categories like singing, recitation, dancing,
painting, Urdu-shayari and various such other activities. The College has a
Cultural Committee and Drama Committee to organize co-curricular activities.
These Committees organize Cultural Programmes on a large scale like Annual
Function and College Reunion with hosting of dramas in English/Sanskrit/
Hindi/Urdu/ and Bengali which also involves student participation from a
number of departments. Besides the college also organizes several cultural
programme to commemorate or celebrate International Womens Day,
International Vernacular day in the form of Bhasha Divas, National Science
Day, National Education Day, Baishe Shravan, Vanamahotsav and several
others. The College has a Committee for Cultural Activities and Debate &
Extempore which annually organizes intra-college debate competitions. The
teachers are involved with dedication to prepare the students for such
competitions.
Apart from the Annual Sports, which is a regular event held every year with
active participation of students, they are provided with different sports
equipments to play outdoor and indoor games throughout the year. A
Gymnasium is there in the college hostel to cater to fitness requirements of the
students.

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5.1.7 Enumerating on the support and guidance provided to the students in preparing
for the competitive exams, give details on the number of students appeared and
qualified in various competitive exams such as UGC-CSIR- NET, UGC-NET,
SLET, ATE / CAT / GRE / TOFEL / GMAT / Central /State services, Defense,
Civil Services, etc.
Year

JAM

GRE

ISI M.STAT NET/SET UGC-CSIR


Entrance
-NET

ENGLISH
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011

3
1
4
2
1

BENGALI
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012

1
1
1+1 (SET)
1

URDU
2006
2007
2008

1
1
1

POLITICAL
SCIENCE
2007
2012

1
1

PHILOSOPHY
2010
2011
2012

IISER

2
1

3
1+2 SET)
2
1(SET)
1+2(SET)
-

HISTORY
2008
2009
2012

186

GATE

1
1

SANSKRIT
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011

ECONOMICS
2010
2011
2012

PhD

1
1
1
2
2
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ISI M.STAT NET/SET UGC-CSIR
Entrance
-NET

GEOGRAPHY
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013

3
2
1
2
8
3
3

MATHEMATICS
2009
2011

CHEMISTRY
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013

1
3
1
2
1

1
1
2

IISER

3
2
2
5
1

1
1

3
1
4

2
1

1
1

PHYSICS
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013

2
2
2
1
2
-

2
3
2

MICROBIOLOGY
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013

2
1
2
-

2
4
3
7
4

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GATE

1
1

ZOOLOGY
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
STATISTICS
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013

PhD

3
3

1
-

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JAM

GRE

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ISI M.STAT NET/SET UGC-CSIR


Entrance
-NET

BOTANY
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013

1
1
2
1
-

PhD

GATE

IISER

NB. (1) It maybe mentioned that many students from the institution are individually counseled by the Teachers of the
College regarding their future career options because the bonding of three years gives rare insight into the aptitude
and preferences of the young wards. Teachers use this valuable knowledge-beyond the scope of mere statistics- to
write recommendations to students applying successfully to international universities.
(2) This information undergoes constant changes due to continuing inputs by students spread over time.

5.1.8 What type of counseling services are made available to the students (academic,
personal, career, psycho-social etc.)
The College has
A Career Counselling Cell which regularly interacts and brings in industry
placement experts for students career counseling.
There is also a Psychological Counseling Cell which holds counselling sessions
for individual students to help them to cope with stress and challenges of life.
The Disciplinary Committee of the College deals with the erring students
and their guardians in a supportive stance so that they can come back to their
mainstream life with confidence.
Objectives of the Psychological Counselling cell
Modern day life creates tremendous pressure on the mind and body of individuals.
Stress-related disorders, trauma and mental set backs are common syndromes
that many people suffer in this highly globalized and competitive world. Students
being young in mind and body are no exception. In fact they are mostly victims of
stress and disorder and are indeed in need of counseling. Gender wise again female
students have peculiar psychological problems which in most cases they suppress
and do not disclose. This has an indirect impact on their behavior and affects their
studies. Lady Brabourne College being a pioneer in womens education has taken
up the cause of such students. The College has opened up a psychological
counseling cell since 2010 to provide psychological help to the students to cope
with stress and trauma by certified professional counselor.
Lady Brabourne College is also aware of its social responsibility and therefore
organizes various awareness programmes for students and faculty members with
participation from different Universities, College, NGOs and Counseling Centres.
Grievance Redressal Cell
Since 2010 the College Grievance Cell received eight grievances. These are divided
into two categories.
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1. Regarding the services of the College office


2. Regarding the services of the College library
All grievances are addressed in due time. Student interests were looked into.
There are no pending complaints lying idle anymore.
5.1.9 Does the institution have a structured mechanism for career guidance and placement
of its students? If yes, detail on the services provided to help students identify
job opportunities and prepare themselves for interview and the percentage of
students selected during campus interviews by different employers (list the
employers and the programmes).
The College has a Career Counselling and Job Placement Cell which regularly
interacts and brings in industry placement experts for students career counselling.
The Career Counseling Committee and placement cell of Lady Brabourne College
was very active during the last few years especially since 2007. It has organized
several seminars, interactive sessions, Industry-faculty meet, recruitment drives
and awareness programmes of its kind. Here is look into a few.
Placement Through the placement Cell of Lady Brabourne College.
Students are mainly placed in private Industry/ Institution.
Year

Company visited /recruited

2007-08

CTS,TCS.MBT, Infosys, Wipro

2008-09

CATCG,3G, CTS,TCS, Satyam

2009-10

Infosys, IBM-Daksh, CTS

2010-11

Teach for India, FDDI,University of Sussex, Azim Premzi University,CTS, Several media
houses-Times of India.

2011-12

Teach for India, TCS

2012-13

Teach for India Fellowship, TCS, IBM, Accenture, Wipro, Indian Coastal Guard, Gandhi
Fellowship

CTS: Cognizant Technology Solutions


TCS: Tata Consultancy Services

Scale of pay in which candidates are placed


a) Consolidated: For fellowship and integrated job programme like Teach
for India etc and Campus ambassador programme in INFOSYS.
b) Regular Pay with allowances: IT Industry provides pay packages. Normal
break up of components are more or less like this.
Basic, HRA, Medical, Conveyance, LTA, PF,Food Coupon, Gratuity,
Variable pay. etc.
The range of salary is 2.80 lakhs-3.2lakhs.

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Bridging Academics & Employment

Meeting with Stakeholders (Parents)

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Through College:
i)

Campus and onsite Selection - Written Examination based on MCQ,


GD, PI, Technical and HR interviews.

ii) Written Examination and Interview etc.


The Cell was very much active during all these years. It has provided the
students with several national and international level interaction
programmes and recruitment drive in different corporate sectors. Only a
few of them are mentioned here.
Student- -industry interaction program

FDDI-Footwear Design and Development Institute, Ministry of


Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India.

Opening for Higher Education

Presentation by University of Sussex for the final year students


willing to go abroad for higher studies.

Some of the programmes organized by this cell in the year 2013-14


are as shown in the following page:
Sr.
No

Company/Institution
Name & Address

Purpose of visit

Date

1.

Vision Web Information &


Technology (p) ltd.

Recruitment and TeacherStudent interaction

January 2013

2.

Catalyst Learning Services

Training

February 2013

3.

Met Technologies (p) ltd

Recruitment Industry oriented skill


training

February 2013

4.

Vista Mind

Quiz Competition and Industry


oriented skill training

February 2013

Institute of Moving Images

Display and Filmmaking workshop

August 2013

Teach for India

Recruitment presentation

September 2013

AnandaBazaar Patrika

Awareness programme

September 2013

Quizcraft

Quiz

September 2013

Ilead

Presentation and display

September2013

10

AIMA

Business Management Presentation

September-2013

11

The Telegraph

Display on Youth Festival

September2013

12

Acharya Bangalore B School

Seminar

September2013

13

RN consultancy

Presentation

Teacher-Industry
Interface interaction
November 2013

14

Wipro Technologies

Recruitment and Presentation

Teacher-Student
interaction
November

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Sr.
No

Company/Institution
Name & Address

Purpose of visit

Date

15

British council

Presentation and Language skill


set training

Display and
Interaction
Nov2013

16

Symbiosis Institute of Business


Management-Pune

Business Management Presentation

Teacher-Industry
Interface interaction
November 2013

17

International Management
Institute-Kolkata

Business Management Presentation

Teacher-Industry
Interface interaction
November 2013

18

IQST

Industry oriented skill training

Teacher-Industry
Interface interaction
November 2013

19

Seagull Foundation for the arts

Presentation

October 2013

20

Universuity of Sussex

Seminar

Teacher-Student
interaction
November 2013

21

T.I.M.E

Industry oriented skill training

Teacher-Student
interaction
December 2013

22

Microsoft

Industry oriented skill training

Teacher-Student
interaction
January 2013

23

ABP

Personality grooming

Student interaction,
January2013

5.1.10. Does the institution have a student grievance redressal cell? If yes, list (if any)
the grievances reported and redressed during the last four years.
The institution has a well-functioning student grievance redressal cell which
receives grievances and are also addressed to by the authority in the last four
years. The college grievance cell has become very active since 2010. The numbers
of records that are found though not huge are tabulated below.

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Grievance received and redressed during the years 2011-13


1. REPORTED ON - 2.3.11
Name

Anonymous 2nd year students

Brief Description

Inefficiency on the part of the office staff regarding producing the document
for Railway concession

Action Taken

Duty allocated for the said job exclusively for providing the speedy services.

Whether student/ applicant/


other person given
personal hearing

Grievance cell had a meeting with the Head Assistant of the office according
to the advice of the Principal of the college.

Status of disposal

Student interests were looked into.

2. REPORTED ON - 4.9.11
Name

Anonymous 2nd year students

Brief Description

Lack of cooperation on the part of the office staff with the student

Action Taken

The Principal of the college had a talk with all office staff and makes them
aware about the norms of the student dealings.

Whether student/ applicant/


other person given
personal hearing

Grievance cell had a meeting with the Principal of the college

Status of disposal

Student interests were looked into.

3. REPORTED ON - 14.8.11
Name

Anonymous 2nd year students

Brief Description

Deep dissatisfaction for uncooperative behavior of office clerk

Action Taken

Head Assistant was informed regarding the situation and advice to take an
action.

Whether student/ applicant/


other person
given personal hearing

Grievance cell had a meeting with the Head Assistant of the Office of the
college

Status of disposal

Student interests were looked into.

4. REPORTED ON 15.3.12
Name

Anonymous

Brief Description

Unwillingness towards providing Railway concession form

Action Taken

Duty allocated for the said work from the Head assistant

Whether student/ applicant/


other person given
personal hearing

Grievance Cell had a meeting with the Head Assistant of the Office

Status of disposal

Student interests were looked into.

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5. REPORTED ON 24.7.12
Name

Anonymous 2nd year students

Brief Description

Unwillingness towards providing Railway concession form

Action Taken

Duty allocated for the said work from the Head assistant

Whether student/ applicant/


other person given
personal hearing

Grievance Cell had a meeting with the Head Assistant of the office

Status of disposal

Student interests were looked into.

6. REPORTED ON30.11.12
Name

Anonymous 1st year student of 2012

Brief Description

For extending library books issuing facility

Action Taken

Book issuing facility extended till students received their Admit card

Whether student/ applicant/


other person given
personal hearing

Grievance cell had organized a meeting with the Librarian of the college

Status of disposal

Student interest were looked into.

7. REPORTED ON 4.12.12
Name

Anonymous student of Sociology Department

Brief Description

Inactivity of the seminar library of the Sociology department

Action Taken

The HOD. of the Sociology department allocate the duty of seminar library
in order to make it fruitful for the student.

Whether student/ applicant/


other person given
personal hearing

Grievance cell had a meeting with the Head of the Sociology Department
according to the advice of the Principal of the college.

Status of disposal

Student interest were looked into.

8. REPORTED ON 6.3.13
Name

Anonymous

Brief Description

Common students are not getting the opportunity to talk with the Principal
of the college as and when it is required.

Action Taken

Members of the Grievance Cell had organized a meeting with all students in
the Auditorium; They were requested to understand that the Principal is the
last and the apex authority to be approached. Every grievance does need to
be personally addressed to by the principal if satisfactorily dealt with at the
primary level.

Whether student/ applicant/


other person given
personal hearing

Grievance cell had organized a meeting with the Union member of the
college in presence of the Principal of the college

Status of disposal

Student interest were looked into.


(See also 5.1.7)

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5.1.11 What are the institutional provisions for resolving issues pertaining to sexual
harassment?
The College has a Disciplinary Committee comprising senior teachers to enquire,
and take actions in cases of sexual harassment, if any, in the college. It is to be
noted here that no particular case of sexual harassment has yet been reported to
the authority. The college authority stands behind every student as a rock to protect
them from any kind of unseemly behavior inside/outside the campus. It must be
mentioned that Lady Brabourne College is an all womens' College and therefore
instances of sexual harassment are minimal.
5.1.12 Is there an anti-ragging committee? How many instances (if any) have been
reported during the last four years and what action has been taken on these?
The Prospectus makes it very clear that the Institution believes in holistic
education and is very seriously committed to its goal of free and healthy thinking.
As additional precaution the College and the Hostel staff remain very alert and
cautious during the time of the admission and the Principal along with the
Convenors of different sub-committees under the Teachers Council address
the Freshers at the orientation programme where the liberal and democratic
culture of Lady Brabourne College is projected very strongly.
Moreover, the college has a Disciplinary Committee comprising senior teachers
which deals with these kinds of problems, if any. This committee acts in close
coordination with the Students Union and it is to be mentioned that no report
of ragging has yet been reported to the College authority.*
* Efforts are underway to disseminate anti-ragging regulations during 2014 admissions.

5.1.13 Enumerate the welfare schemes made available to students by the institution.
There are Principals Welfare Fund and Students Welfare Committee, which are
basically college funds, to help needy students in pursuing their studies. The former
is a voluntary contributory fund formed by the college teachers and the latter is a
collective fund from the students.
(D- 5.1.13 Reports of Student Welfare Committee and State aids as reflected in the AQARs)

5.1.14 Does the institution have a registered Alumni Association? If yes, what are its
activities and major contributions for institutional, academic and infrastructure
development?
Yes. The college has Alumni associations based in Kolkata, New Delhi and
even in Bangladesh.
The Lady Brabourne College Alumni Association has deep bond with the college
and regularly organize cultural programme and also sometimes collaborates
with departments and also the college itself to organize cultural as well as
academic events. The Alumni organizes every year Vasanta Utsav to
commemorate the season of colours. Professional theatre groups/singing bands
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Psychological Counselling Cell-Session

Collaborative Seminar of Women's Studies Centre with NGO

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are also invited to perform in the College. Tagores drama Gora was staged
by the Abhash group on 27 January, 2012 and Kaccher Manush, another
drama was staged by a renowned theatre group of Kolkata, Gandhar, on 26th
February, 2013.
On the academic front the Alumni has collaborated with the Womens Studies
Centre and has organized an awareness programme on Save the Girl Child
on 20 September, 2010. On 05.09.11 a donation of Rs. 1, 09,059/- was received
by the committee. It was decided by the organization that a fixed deposit would
be made and the interest will be utilized for two purposes, a) each year a
memorial lecture in the name of Mandalika Banerjee, an ex student of the
Department of English, would be organized and b) each year a Mandalika
Memorial Silver Medal would be awarded to the best all rounder student of
English Department. Accordingly the silver medal was awarded in 2011 and
2012, Annual Prize Distribution Ceremonies. In September 2012 the Mandalika
Banerjee Memorial Inaugural lecture was organized by the Department of
English in collaboration with the Alumni Association which sponsored the
lecture. Eminent scholar of international repute anf former Head, Dept. of
English (JU) Prof. Supriya Chaudhuri delivered the maiden lecture on Death
in Tragedy.
The LBC Alumni Association also organizes a fete every year. A whole day
workshop on Adolescent Health was organized in September 2012. The
Association sponsored a seminar on Drought and its management in West
Bengal which was organized by the Geography Department of the college.
The seminar was held on 4.8.12. Student participation was spectacular. Needy
students are also helped through donations from the Alumni. A special donation
has been made by Kamalika Banerjee of Rs.20, 000/- for supporting a needy
student of the college in 2012.
Regarding the college infrastructure, the Lady Brabourne College Alumni
donates a subscription to upkeep and maintain a part of the College Garden.
They also brought out a Platinum Jubilee number of the annual magazine of
Lady Brabourne College .
Delhi Alumni Association extends monetary help to the needy but meritorious
students.

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5.2. STUDENT PROGRESSION


5.2.1 Providing the percentage of students progressing to higher education or
employment (for the last four batches) highlight the trends observed.
Student progression
UG to PG

%
Above 95%

PG to M. Phil.

5%

PG to Ph.D.

20%

Employed at UG level
Campus selection (Average done on the basis of
data collected from 2007-08 to 2013-14)
Other than campus recruitment

10%
60%

The overall trend observed through the data reveals the fact that most of the students
of Lady Brabourne college, a premier undergraduate college, prefer to pursue
higher studies in the form of doing post graduation in different Universities and
Institutes, while a very negligible fraction opts for a job, just after graduation or
post-graduation. It is also noteworthy that a significant fraction of student takes
the examinations like JAM, GRE and other entrance examinations to get to some
world famous institutions like TIFR, IISc, ISI and IITs. The fact remains that
Lady Brabourne alumni are spread all over India and overseas as career women.
(See also 5.1.8)

5.2.2 Provide details of the programme wise pass percentage and completion rate for
the last four years (cohort wise/batch wise as stipulated by the university)? Furnish
programme-wise details in comparison with that of the previous performance of
the same institution and that of the Colleges of the affiliating university within the
city/district. (Table in next page).

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PART I
B.A+B.Sc

PART II
B.A+B.Sc

PART III
B.A+B.Sc

University
Average

2009

99%

98%

98%

89.02%

2010

98%

99%

98%

93.86%

2011

97%

98%

100%

94.93%

2012

97%

99%

99%

98.45%

2009

100%

100%

100%

2010

100%

100%

100%

2011

100%

100%

100%

2012

100%

100%

100%

Completion Rate

5.2.3 How does the institution facilitate student progression to higher level of education
and/or towards employment?
Post-Graduate Courses are offered by the Departments of Geography,
Microbiology, Mathematics, Physics and English of Lady Brabourne College.
In 2014, Bengali department has also been sanctioned by the Calcutta University
to open a P.G. course.
The College runs two UGC sponsored Career Oriented Courses in Public
Relations and Advertising and Multimedia and Animation and a Diploma
Course in Food and Drug Safety. In addition there is the Career Counselling
Cell to look after the placement of students in different sectors.
Coaching classes are held by the Science departments for JAM, GATE and
MBA entrance examinations.
(See D 5.2.3 Annual Report 2011-12 for detailed CPE report).

5.2.4 Enumerate the special support provided to students who are at risk of failure and
drop out?
Special care is taken of students who are at risk of failure by providing them
special tutorial facilities. One-to-one interactions with teachers concerned are
held.
The College offers them readmission facility in the same class.
Parent-Teacher meetings are held regularly to apprise the parents about their
wards performance.
The College has a Principals Welfare Fund and Students Welfare Committee
to economically support those students who are at the risk of discontuining the
course to become dropouts. There is also the provision for UGC sponsored
Remedial Course to cater to their academic side too.
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5.3 STUDENT PARTICIPATION AND ACTIVITIES


5.3.1 List the range of sports, games, cultural and other extra curricular activities available
to students. Provide details of participation and programme calendar.
Lady Brabourne College students are adept in balancing and excelling in both
the curricular activities and extra-curricular activities. In the present context a
bird's eye view of sum of the major events of the cultural and extracurricular
calender of the Institute is being provided.

The College Foundation Day and the Annnual Prize Distribution Ceremony
are formally celebrated every year with pomp and splendour every
December.

The College celebrates National Commemorative Days like 26th January,


15th August, 24th January Calcutta University Foundation Day, the
Saraswati Puja/Basant Panchami, Bano Mahotsav with proper respect and
solemnity.

On 28th February every year the National Science Day is observed with
enthusiasm.

On 8th March every year the College observed International Womens' Day.

Annual Sports Day is celebrated with participation of students amounting


to 100%.

The students of the College conduct a two-day Inter College Festival called
Kaleidoscope.

On 1st of March, 2013, the 150th Birth Anniversary celebration ceremony


of Swami Vivekananda was organized by the College with due respect and
a UGC sponsored seminar was organized by the college, where a number
of renowned scholars and activists spoke on the various aspects of Swamiji.
Students of our college and various other colleges participated in an Essay
writing competition.

5.3.2 Furnish the details of major student achievements in co-curricular, extracurricular


and cultural activities at different levels: University / State / Zonal / National /
International, etc. for the previous four years.
2009: Aratrika Bhattacharyya of Sociology Honours got the National Scholarship
in Rabindra Sangeet, under the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
2010: Aratrika Bhattacharyya of Sociology Honours won several awards and
distinctions in Eastern Music from the Rajya Sangeet Academy, Kolkata; Sri
Aurobindo Institute of Culture, Kolkata;Gorky Sadan, Kolkata;Bangla Sangeet
Mela; Doordarshan and Akashvani.
2011: Bushra Alam of Chemistry Honours won the first prize in debate on Road
Safety organized by the Birla Tyres.
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2011: Darpana Dey of Sanskrit Honours won a prize in painting competition


organized by the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan,
Dumdum.
2012: Sucharita Sen of Political Science Honours and Nandini Basu of English
Honours won the First and the Second prizes respectively in the elocution
competition on Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda organized under the aegis of
the University of Calcutta, directed by the Department of Higher Education, Govt.
of West Bengal.
2013: Poulomi Das of Third year Economics Honours won the First prize in
Classical Indian Dance event organized by the Dover Lane Music Conference,
Kolkata.
5.3.3 How does the college seek and use data and feedback from its graduates and
employers, to improve the performance and quality of the institutional provisions?
For the upkeep of institutional quality, the Lady Brabourne College has long
been following the system of Feedback forms from the outgoing Third year
students and also through social networking. Campus is upgraded on the basis
of the feedback from the students, which are confidentially examined by the
teachers concerned how they are evaluated by the passed out students on their
performances in the classrooms. In case of any improvement and rectifications
on the part of any teacher is required, the institutional head takes step as and
where necessary. Needless to say, that these feedback reports help a teacher to
make amends in her process of career advancement.
The IQAC is very active in the College since the previous NAAC. It
meticulously takes note of progress and regress and publishes AQARs which
are kept ready in the Principals chamber and are at the disposal of the Governing
Body and any Government, UGC and Calcutta University Inspection teams on
any visits that take place. Any suggestion made at any point of time is given
consideration and met to the best of the Institutions non-autonomous scope.
5.3.4 How does the college involve and encourage students to publish materials like
catalogues, wall magazines, college magazine, and other material? List the
publications/ materials brought out by the students during the previous four
academic sessions.
Annually the College publishes college magazine Dyuti (Sparcle), the Department
of Physics publishes Anwesha (Spirit of Quest) and department of History
publishes Sammaswar (Chorus). The College students make posters during
various seminars and workshops. Poster competitions are organized by Women's
Studies Centre and NSS every year as a part of awareness programme.

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5.3.5 Does the college have a Student Council or any similar body? Give details on its
selection, constitution, activities and funding.
The students' Unions in the College and Hostel are formed through election by
the students of both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes. The Principal
is the President of the Students Union and there is a Students Union General
Secretary. Several committees of the Union work in close association with
corresponding Committees formed by the Teachers Council. The most notable
point of the union is its apolitical nature, which encourages a method through
which only those having requisite ability to lead from the front are elected
from many, by the students. Students' Union Election take place each year
peacefully and democratically without any external interference whatsoever.
The General Secretary of the Students Union is an important member of the
college Governing Body and shoulders a great deal of responsibility for the
advancement and progress of the college by being a party to all the important
and major policy making decisions.
Similar method of electing a Union is followed in the college Hostel too. The
posts in the Hostel Union are General Secretary, Assistant General
Secretary, Dining Prefect, Medical Prefect, Building Prefect, Common room
and Library Prefect, Garden Prefect, Night School Head-mistress and Assistant
Head-mistress. The hostel unions help hostel superintendent and assistant
superintendent in the smooth running of the hostel and also supervise regular
messing system in the Hostel. A night school for underprivileged boys/girls of
the local slum area is run successfully by the boarders for a long time in the
hostel premise under the supervision of the Hostel Union and guided by the
Night School Headmisterss and Assistant Headmistress.
The Hostel Union also observes different ceremonies like the Republic Day,
the Independence Day and some festivals like Swaraswati Puja, Nababarsha
etc.
5.3.6 Give details of various academic and administrative bodies that have student
representatives on them.
Governing Body
Students Union Committees of the College.
Students Union Committees of the Hostel.
Hostel Committees
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5.3.7 How does the institution network and collaborate with the Alumni and former
faculty of the Institution.

The Principal and the IQAC Coordinator and the TCS liase with the Office Bearers
of the Alumni to plan and execute collaborative activities. The Alumni members
then get in touch with the relevant TC Committees for implementation of the
events.

The College networks and collaborates with the Alumni through the College
website and social networking sites.

There is an administrator from among the existing faculty to cater to the upgradation
of the website and handle various correspondences.

There are also several social networking communities of Alumni in Twitter, Orkut
and Facebook.

College Management Information System (CMIS) is in place and ensures


transparency in information dissemination.

A more personal networking is in place as special achievers such as Ms Arundhati


Bhattacharyya, Chairperson and MD of SBI, India are contacted by the Principal
and acknowledged for their success and national contribution.

In every programme organised by the College the Alumni Association office holders
and ex-teachers of all departments are cordially invited.

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CRITERION VI
GOVERNANCE, LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
6.1 INSTITUTIONAL VISION AND LEADERSHIP
6.1.1 State the vision and mission of the Institution and enumerate on how the mission
statement defines the institutions distinctive characteristics in terms of addressing
the needs of the society, the students it seeks to serve, institutions traditions and
value orientations, vision for the future, etc.
Since its inception the mission of the college has been to promote a democratic
and secular intellectual environment in which female students from socially
sheltered and challenged background would be encouraged to share a common,
progressive platform with relatively emancipated compatriots. The College
continues to sustain and develop a community which is national in outlook,
faithful to their particular culture and faith, and connected with each other in
terms of intellectual emancipation to form a truly unique sisterhood.
6.1.2 What is the role of top management, Principal and Faculty in design and
implementation of its quality policy and plans?
The Institution is wholely managed by women educationists headed by the
Principal.
The Principal is usually a teacher who is completely familiar to the spirit of the
institution. She has two advisory bodies to frame quality parameters. The older
body is the Governing Body which has representatives from stake holders like
the state government, present teachers and students, non teaching staff, PWD.
Additionally, after evaluation by NAAC in 2006, the IQAC assists the Principal
in chalking out
a) Academic programmes, including identification of research areas.
b) Infrastructural blue prints related to academic progression & campus
management.
c) Value Education programmes.
d) Authentication of data by incumbent applying under CAS (Career
Advancement Scheme) by IQAC Convenor.
The GB and IQAC meet at regular intervals to monitor the implementation of
the programmes. The IQAC plays a more active role because the standing Cell
consists of present teachers headed by the IQAC Co-ordinator, who survey the
entire college and engages in motivating the Faculty and students to realize
the targets while fulfilling regular academic obligations. The IQAC also assists
the Principal in following up with government authorities issues of funding
and infrastructural development.

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6.1.3 What is the involvement of the leadership in ensuring :


the policy statements and action plans for fulfillment of the stated mission
In order to fulfill the stated mission, the Principal involves herself in every
policy decision by presiding over each and every meeting and giving her valued
opinions and suggestions. On every policy statement and action plan for the
fulfillment of the stated mission she takes advice from the members of the
IQAC Core Committee. In each IQAC and TC committee meeting things are
openly discussed and decisions are taken quite democratically.
(D 6.1.2 Principals Notice Minutes Register)

formulation of action plans for all operations and incorporation of the


same into the institutional strategic plan
Once the policies are formulated, executive committees are constituted under
the leadership of the Principal.
Interaction with stakeholders
The Principal interacts with the faculty members both teaching and nonteaching, students and the guardians whenever necessary, for a qualitative
improvement of the college. Parent-teacher meetings are held at departmental
levels as well where, if necessary, the Principal also intervenes.
Proper support for policy and planning through need analysis, research
inputs and consultations with the stakeholders
The Principal takes time out of her busy schedule and makes regular as well as
surprise visits to the departments and offices as a step to ensure excellence
everywhere and at all times. For instance the college identified a group of
students who are first generation learners and find it difficult to follow the
medium of general instruction which is English. It was decided to apply to the
UGC under the XIth Plan for starting a remedial centre, which is in place to
address the need investigated. This automatically leads to cultivation of a culture
of excellence.
Reinforcing the culture of excellence
Please refer to the earlier paragraph.
Champion organizational change
The recommendations of the Governing Body are considered wherever and
whenever possible. Suggestions from stakeholders are kept in mind. For
instance a Grievance Redressal box has been in place in response to student
demands. The setting up of a Psychological Counselling Cell under CPE is
also another instance of bringing about organizational change in response to
stakeholder demand.

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Since 2011 the college is gradually trying to evolve an organizational structure


that will achieve equilibrium between centralization and de-centralization; the
interaction level between the Principal and IQAC Coordinator, on the one hand
and the departmental heads, on the other has intensified.
( D 6.1.3. T.C.Committees)

6.1.4 What are the procedures adopted by the institution to monitor and evaluate policies
and plans of the institution for effective implementation and improvement from
time to time?
There is a constant and vigilant system of monitoring progress in which the
Principal is always actively engaged and there is a live consultation between the
Principal, the TCS (Secretary, Teachers Council), Coordinator, IQAC, Conveners
of UGC Committees and all the Heads as also those seniors in charge of key
areas. The Librarians, the Hostel super and the Head Clerk are always in touch if
policies concern their jurisdiction. Annual Reports are prepared and all progress
is documented; if targets remain unfulfilled immediately the projection for the
coming year is modified at the IQAC level.
(D 6.1.4- AQAR, Annual Report)

6.1.5 Give details of the academic leadership provided to the faculty by the top
management?
The Principal guides the Secretary of the Teachers Council, in preparing the
Academic Calendar, which comes into effect at the beginning of every Academic
Session. The TCS prepares the list of TC Committees and Principal's Committee
in consultation with the Principal.
Each department maintains a Monthly Progress Report Register to note down
the progress in teaching as per syllabus. The Principal goes through these and
gives her observations. Total number of classes taken by the teachers, class tests
taken, tutorials and special classes taken by them are also recorded there for the
Principal to note and give her comments. She carefully goes to the feedback forms
filled by students of all departments regarding their evaluation of teachers,
librarians and talks to the concerned teachers or librarians who is poorly evaluated
by her students.
(D 6.1.5 Academic Calendar, Progress Report, blank Feedback Forms)

6.1.6 How does the college groom leadership at various levels?


Professors (WBSES) and seniors in key positions are entrusted with the charge of
Principals Office in the absence of the Principal. They also head various academic
and administrative committees to run the college. The large scale academic and
cultural programmes the college hosts on regular basis speaks volumes on the
team spirit and organizational skills of the Faculty.

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Special mention must be made here of the five PG departments (Geography,


Microbiology, Mathematics, Physics and English). These are autonomous units
for all academic and administrative matters, including fund management, within
the college. They are, for all practical purposes miniature federal structures.
Teachers of the college act as coordinators taking over the mantle of the controller
while pursuing their own academic and other activities concerning the college as
a whole.
Junior teachers work with senior teachers in various Committees of the Teachers
Council as well as in various Principals Committees. This enables them to learn
while assisting and prepares replacements as and when the seniors retire.
(See Item 6.1.2)

6.1.7 How does the college delegate authority and provide operational autonomy to the
departments / units of the institution and work towards decentralized governance
system?
Heads of the Departments normally take many decisions such as purchases of the
department in general for the respective departments by informing the Principal
rather than by seeking Principals permission. Again the PG departments run their
units independently though the Principal remains informed, but ex-officio in all
matters.
(See Item 6.1.2 & 6.1.6)

6.1.8 Does the college promote a culture of participative management? If yes, indicate
the levels of participative management.
The Principal prefers to take decisions democratically. Thus instead of imposing
her decisions on the faculty, she consults heads of the departments before taking
any major decision. She has a number of Principals Committees for this purpose.
The conveners of TC committees and departmental heads, the hostel super, the
librarians and the treasurers & the IQAC convener are all engaged in by the
Principal in the form of consultants.

6.2 STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT


6.2.1 Does the Institution have a formally stated quality policy ? How is it developed,
deployed and reviewed ?
Yes. The Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) is prepared every year in
correspondence with the Annual Report. In the AQAR Plan A addresses the quality
policy of the year before and records its implementation in Plan B. Plan C is the
formal blue print of the projection for the forthcoming year.
(See 6.1.4)

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6.2.2 Does the Institute have a perspective plan for development? If so, give the aspects
considered for inclusion in the plan.
The perspective plan for development involves the consultation and
correspondence between the current AQAR, the State government development
grant and the current five year plan in progress for UGC funding. From 2010 2013 for example the perspective planning took into consideration grants received
under CPE, DST-FIST scheme and DBT star status scheme.
(D:audit report, AQAR, allocation map of state development grants & UGC)

6.2.3 Describe the internal organizational structure and decision making processes
The internal organizational structure and decision making processes can be
depicted in the following chart :

6.2.4 Give a broad description of the quality improvement strategies of the institution
for each of the following :
I. Teaching & Learning
II. Research & Development
III. Community Engagement
IV. Human Resource Management
V. Industry Interaction (See in following page)
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I) TEACHING & LEARNING


Teaching aid

*1. Black board,


chalk and duster.
2. Ancient Indian
Map used by Dept.
of Geography and
History.
*3. Overhead Projector
*4. LCD Projector
*5. Computer with
internet facility
*6. Smart Board
*7. Computer lab
equipped with
C+ MINITAB
8. GPS 13(Geographical Positioning
System) - used by
Dept. of Geography.
*9. Interactive board.
10. Structural Model
for illustrating the
three dimensional
molecular structure
of organic
compounds.
- used by Dept. of
Chemistry.
11. Phoenix Box Kitused for simulation
of different
laboratory based
experiments in
Dept. of Physics.
*12. Audio visual aids
e.g. DVDs and CDs.

Assessment

Remedial/
Tutorial classes

Faculty
Improvement
Programme

Seminar

Workshop

UG
1. Monthly test
2. Midterm Examination
3. Selection test
PG
1. Semester Examination
2. Dissertation Evaluation
3. Viva voce
4. Interactive Session
5. Project Presentation
Lecture
6. Seminar defence

1. Remedial classes for


minority students.
2. Tutorial classes for
advanced learners.
3. Tutorial classes for
weak students.
4. Special Tutorial
Classes for JAM
(Chemestry & Physics
Dept.)
5. Short Lecture course
on the Introduction
to Polymer Physics.

Science departments
(Physics,Chemistry,
Botany,Zoology and
Microbiology) organised
faculty improvement
programme.

Science and arts


departments organised
seminars funded by
Institution,UGC,DBT.
(Also see 3.1.3)

1. DBT sponsored
workshops are
organised by
Physics,Chemistry,
Botany, Zoology and
Microbiology
departments.
2. UGC sponsored
workshops organised
by arts departments.
(Also see 3.1.3)

* Used by most of the Departments

II)

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT


a)
Major Research Project
b) Minor Research Project
(See 3.1.5B)

III) COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT


a)
NSS activity - Students of both Science and Arts departments participate in NSS
activity.
b)

Night School - Run by the boarders of College Hostel for the wards of hostel
staff and other underprivileged children of the locality.

c)

Research Project on Environment -By the first year students of Undergraduate


course.

d)

Rainwater harvesting project - Dialogue initiated with State Govt. and concerned
authority.

e)

Solar Energy Conservation - Dialogue underway with the State Government


West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency.

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Office 1

Cash Office

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f)

Butterfly Garden - Part of major research project of faculty member of Zoology


department.

g)

Wetland Project - By the following Departments :


(i) Botany, (ii) Chemistry, (iii) Geography, (iv) Microbiology,(v) Statistics and
(vi) Zoology

h)

Relief Fund - Created by faculty members for helping victims during disaster
like natural calamity etc..

i)

Principals Welfare Fund - Created by faculty members for helping financially


weak students.

IV) HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT


a)

Students : Foundation is made at the UG and PG level to give exposure in Cultural,


Entrepreneurship (through Kaleidoscope), Writing skill, Public speaking, Sports,
Seminar defense along with Academics.

b)

Teachers : Faculty members are involved in academic work as well as Committee


work. The various responsibilities are coordinated with academic activities and
do not compromise the latter.
(See 2.4.3.)

V)

INDUSTRY INTERACTION

Si no Department

Date

Industry visit

Botany

2013

Vivekananda Institute of Biotechnology, Nimpith.

Chemistry

a) 2011
b) 2012
c) 2013

a) East India Pharmaceutical Works Limited, Sarsuna Factory


b) Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute.
c) NMR laboratory,Jadavpur.

Microbiology

a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)

a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)

Zoology

a) 2011

Economics

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013

Deys Medical
East India Pharmaceutical Works Limited
Mother Dairy
IFB Agro limited
Britannia Industries
Bengal Chemical Works
Anmol Biscuit And Central Drug Laboratory
Herald food and commodities Pvt and Palsons Derma

b) 2013

a) State Poultry Farm, Govt. of West Bengal, Tollygunge,


Kolkata.
b) Lac Cultivation Areas in the Purulia District.

2011

Food Processing Industry: Keventers Agro Limited, Barasat.

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6.2.5 How does the Head of the institution ensure that adequate information ( from
feedback and personal contacts etc.) is available for the top management and the
stakeholders to review the activities of the institution ?
The outgoing batch of UG students fill in Feedback forms to indicate performance
of all the teachers of the respective departments, including Part Time and Guest
Teachers. They also fill in feedback forms for the Librarians and the Campus
including the Office, Library and the Canteens. Suggestions from parents are
recorded departmentally after PT meeting, PG Board of studies meetings are
minuted and all inputs are considered and integrated as far as practicable.
(D 6.2.5 Feedback forms, BOS minutes, Hostel records)

6.2.6 How does the Management encourage and support involvement of the staff in
improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the institutional processes ?
Meetings are held regularly at all levels, not only to frame policies but also to
implement them and monitor feedback on the outcome of the implementations.
Attendance of all concerned members is compulsory in these meetings. Under
special circumstances, a faculty member is permitted to change her Preparatory
Day in case such a meeting falls on her Preparatory Day.
(See 6.1.8)

6.2.7 Enumerate the resolutions made by the Management Council in the last year and
the status of implementation of such resolutions.
The Governing Body of the college meets thrice every year, in January, May and
September. The resolutions made in these meetings are meticulously recorded in
the minutes and preserved in the Principal's office. Some of the resolutions are
being implemented while the rest have been implemented.
(D 6.2.7 Minutes of Governing Body meetings)

6.2.8 Does the affiliating university make a provision for according the status of autonomy
to an affiliated institution? If yes, what are the efforts made by the institution in
obtaining autonomy?
The institution is under dual control. It is under the Higher Education Directorate
of the Government of West Bengal for administrative purpose and under the
University of Calcutta for academic purpose. The Directorate does not have a
policy as yet in allowing the college to apply for autonomy. However it has allowed
certain highly rated departments from previous NAAC gradation to open
autonomous PG courses and the University has immediately conferred that status
on these departments.
6.2.9 How does the Institution ensure that grievances / complaints are promptly attended
to and resolved effectively? Is there a mechanism to analyse the nature of grievances
for promoting better stakeholder relationship?
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The College has a Grievance Redressal Cell. Two senior teachers are in charge of
this cell. A Complaint Box is kept in the Library where teachers, students as well
as non teaching staff may drop letters or notes of complaint. Complaints are
promptly attended to and sought to be resolved in consultation with the Principal.
The Principal herself meets visitors during specified visiting hours which the
guardians may avail themselves of for placing their grievances directly to the
Principal for redressal of the same.
Students' grievances - through General Secretary
Teachers' grievances - through Teachers' Council Secretary
Non-teaching Staffs' grievances - through Head Clerk
(See 5.1.9)

6.2.10 During the last four years, had there been any instances of court cases filed by
and against the institute ? Provide details on the issues and decisions of the courts
on these?
Intances of court cases are rare in this institution because the standing Disciplinary
Committee at its level consist and sorts out matters related to academic malpractice
which are mostly due to immaturity on part of the students.
Few cases have been filed by students to defend their own corrupt position and in
all instances the College has successfully defended its stand point and verdicts
have always been in favour of the College.
6.2.11 Does the Institution have a mechanism for analyzing student feedback on
institutional performance? If yes, what was the outcome and response of the
institution to such an effort?
Yes. The Principal goes through all the filled in feedback forms related to the
performances by the Teachers, Librarians and the Campus, including the Office.
She meets the teachers and librarians individually if she feels it necessary and
advises them. Annual Confidential Reports (ACR) given by the Principal also
have a reflection of the same.
For the Campus and the Office-Staff, necessary steps are taken.
Apart from the Feedback forms, there is a grievance box in which students and
teachers as well as non teaching staff, put in their grievances which are given
attention.
Above all IQAC meetings also include Performance Lacuna in the agenda.

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Secretary-Higher Education Department, Govt. W.B., Sri Vivek Kumar addressing the Platinum Jubilee gathering

Inaugural Program of PG-Bengali graced by Professor Suranjan Das, Hon'bl Vice Chancellor, Calcutta University,
Professor Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay, Pro VC (Academic) Calcutta University, Professor Basab Chaudhuri, Registrar,
Calcutta University, Sri Debashish Biswas, Inspector of Colleges.

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6.3 FACULTY EMPOWERMENT STRATEGIES


6.3.1 What are the efforts made by the institution to enhance the professional development
of its teaching and non teaching staff?
The Principal grants duty leave to the faculty members for participating in
Orientation Program and Refresher Courses and seminars held for training
purposes i.e. related to data capture & NAAC.
DBT sponsored Faculty improvement programs are organized by the science
departments.
Librarians attended the following programs :
a) UGC sponsored workshop on Team building and Decision making in the
arena of Higher Education organized by Maulana Azad College, Kolkata
b) Training on preservation on Digital document organized by Administrative
Training Institute, Government of West Bengal.
c) Workshop on the syllabus upgradation for Bachelor of Library and
Information Science (BLIS) course organized by the Netaji Subhas Open
University (NSOU) funded by Department of Distance Education,
Government of India.
6.3.2 What are the strategies adopted by the institution for faculty empowerment through
training, retraining and motivating the employees for the roles and responsibility
they perform?
Under the UGC scheme of capacity building for women managers, the college
permitted a group of teachers to participate in SAM workshop.
( D 6.3.2 SAM certificates).

6.3.3 Provide details on the performance appraisal system of the staff to evaluate and
ensure that information on multiple activities is appropriately captured and
considered for better appraisal.
Monthly self appraisal forms are filled in by the faculty members which include
their attendance, hours of work, number of classes taken and multiple activities
performed. These appraisal forms are periodically sent to the Higher Education
Department, Govt. of West Bengal, after being reviewed by the Principal.
Departmental level meetings and closed door meetings with the Principal are
held whenever required to regulate discharge of allocated duties and
responsibilities of Faculty.
Non-teaching staff members are time to time called under the aegis of the
Head clerk in the presence of the Principal to ensure streamlining of operations.
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6.3.4 What is the outcome of the review of the performance appraisal reports by the
management and the major decisions taken? How are they communicated to the
appropriate stakeholders?
The relationship quotient between the Principal and faculty is very positive.
The need to appraise is rare. On those few occasions private dialogues with
the Head ( if it involves members other than the Head) in attendance are
sufficient motivating strategies.
6.3.5 What are the welfare schemes available for teaching and non teaching staff? What
percentage of staff have availed the benefit of such schemes in the last four years?
Government of West Bengal has provisions for several welfare schemes which
are available for both teachers as well as non teaching staff which are availed
through individual applications to the government.
Principals Welfare Fund which is meant for the students mainly, if necessary,
teachers may also be provided with assistance.
The college is maintaining a fund Golden Jubilee Commemorative Fund,
wherefrom the wards of the non teaching staff are awarded prize every year
once they come out successful in Secondary or Higher Secondary Examination.
Health Cards for teachers and non-teaching staffs have been issued by the
College under Governments Health Scheme.
6.3.6 What are the measures taken by the Institution for attracting and retaining eminent
faculty?
The Principal is not the appointing authority as maybe ascertained from answer
to 6.2.8. Within her limited capacity she is vigilant to see that in all seminars
enlightened educationists, social activists, philanthrophists are invited to give
maximum exposure to students.
Retired teachers in many cases are appointed as part-time teachers to provide
departmental support.
The autonomous PG departments invite specialist teachers against honorariums
as Guest Faculty to deliver short seminars on their research areas.
The College uses all possible avenues to apply for grants to which it is entitled
in the 2(f) and 12(b) category to promote research. At the institutional level
sabbatical and educational tours are always permitted.

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6.4 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND RESOURCE


MOBILISATION
6.4.1 What is the institutional mechanism to monitor effective and efficient use of
available financial resources?
There are established procedures and processes for planning and allocation of
financial resources. The institution has developed strategies for mobilizing
resources and ensures transparency in financial management of the institution.
The income and expenditure of the institution are subjected to regular internal
and external audit.
Regular and prompt fund dispensation meetings under IQAC, UGC with Heads.
Allocation meetings.
Internal funds managed by Treasurers.
Internal auditing at the end of Teachers Council tenure.
Audit and utilization certificate generation for external funds such as UGC.
Seminars and Projects have dedicated treasurers.
PG departments maintain books and conduct internal audits.
Computerization of salary, arrear and fees collection.
6.4.2 What are the institutional mechanisms for internal and external audit? When was
the last audit done and what are the major audit objections? Provide the details on
compliance.
Internal audit is done by the senior faculty members selected by the Principal in
consultation with the treasurers of college fund. External audit is done by
Government Auditors. Audit of other grants ( UGC, DBT, DST ) is done by reputed
Chartered Accountants.
The last Government Audit was conducted in late 2013. The objections raised
were not addressed to any new areas but referred to schedules of updation. This is
a very common and general observation by visiting audit teams and it is usually
met with promptness.
(D 6.4.2 Audit Report)

6.4.3 What are the major sources of institutional receipts/funding and how is the deficit
managed? Provide audited income and expenditure statement of academic and
administrative activities of the previous four years and the reserve fund/corpus
available with Institutions, if any.
The major sources of Institutional receipts are (i) Admission and Tuition fees of
the students (ii) Development grant from State Government (iii) UGC grants (iv)
DST grants and (v) DBT grants. Apart from these, the college receives grants
from the Govt. of West Bengal for payment of salaries to its staff.

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Expenditures are incurred in such a way that there is no deficit. However, the
salary account very often shows a deficit. This is however under the direct
management of the department of Higher Education and office of the Pay &
Accounts, Govt. of West Bengal.
6.4.4 Give details on the efforts made by the institution in securing additional funding
and the utilization of the same (if any).
The college sends proposals for additional grants to the UGC, DST and DBT
under various plans and whenever necessary.
In order to meet seminar expenses the college applies for funds to various other
Institutions such as I.C.S.S.R., M.O.S.P.I. etc.
In order to meet expenses for construction of new building, repair and renovation
the college applies for both Government and UGC funds.

6.5 INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM (IQAS)


6.5.1 Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)
a. Has the institution established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)? If
yes, what is the institutional policy with regard to quality assurance and how
has it contributed in institutionalizing the quality assurance processes?

Yes. The Institutional policy remains the emancipation and empowerment


of women from socially varied and even challenged background and
providing a platform to develop and sustain excellence as stated in 6.1.1

Also see Answers provided for 6.1.2 and 6.1.4

b. How many decisions of the IQAC have been approved by the management/
authorities for implementation and how many of them were actually
implemented?

The IQAC has been functioning since 2007. Since then it has met regularly
around November to frame the AQAR. (also see answer to 6.2.1).
(D 6.5.1 AQAR )

c. Does the IQAC have external members on its committee? If so, mention any
significant contribution made by them.

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The functioning unit of the IQAC of the institution comprises of a standing


committee with the Principal and senior core members. But at any given
point commensurate to the scope and magnitude of the plan and programme
external experts are invited. For example in recent years (2009) when an
International seminar involving the departments of Political Science,
Economics, Sociology was organized a body of experts deliberated with
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being planned and academic autonomy was being conceived for these
university and subject experts joined the IQAC meetings.*
*As per UGC Plan guidelines external invited members are always part of the IQAC

d. How do students and alumni contribute to the effective functioning of the


IQAC?

The standing committee adopts the procedure mentioned in c) above and


co-opts whenever their participation is necessary. For example in certain
value education seminars alumni members were contacted to offer inputs
and even propose speakers. In a Project for recording the educational role
of Lady Brabourne College, now in progress, the IQAC co-ordinator
participated in a meeting with external members of the Womens Studies
Centre of the College to discuss and formulate collaborative parameters.

e. How does the IQAC communicate and engage staff from different constituents
of the institution?

By invitation and co-option.

6.5.2 Does the institution have an integrated framework for Quality assurance of the
academic and administrative activities? If yes, give details on its
operationalisation.
Please refer to the answers in 6.2.1 and 6.2.2 given earlier.
6.5.3 Does the institution provide training to its staff for effective implementation of
the Quality assurance procedures? If yes, give details enumerating its impact.
As the institution is not autonomous there is no scope for such in house
programmes unless permitted by the state government. However on its own
initiative and with interaction with the IQAC of University of Calcutta the
college sends its coordinator to workshops and seminars on quality
enhancement. The idea is to learn and disseminate and to showcase the
achievements of the college especially its Best Practices.
6.5.4 Does the institution undertake Academic Audit or other external review of the
academic provisions? If yes, how are the outcomes used to improve the
institutional activities?
Academic Audit is carried out in the following manner:
In the PG departments academic progress and status are reviewed regularly by
Boards of Studies (BOS). Board of Studies consists of five external academic
experts appointed by the University who periodically sit with the departmental
teachers to discuss changes in syllabus, quality of teaching-learning at the PG
level and all maters pertaining to examination and results.
The Governing Body of the College also includes Government Nominee and
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progression are conducted leading to policy framing and necessary


modifications at IQAC level.
The record of classes allotted and actually taken by individual teachers is
compiled by the Institutional Head from the self appraisal of monthly
performance submitted by the faculty members. These are forwarded to the
Director of Public Instructions, Higher Education Directorate of Govt. of West
Bengal for his perusal.
(D 6.5.4 Monthly Progress Reports)

6.5.5 How are the internal quality assurance mechanisms aligned with the requirements
of the relevant external quality assurance agencies/regulatory authorities?
Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata is a wholly State Government owned
institution affiliated to the University of Calcutta. These bodies define the
parameters for academic and related quality factors to which the internal quality
assurance mechanism refer to determine holistic parameters.
The Internal quality assurance mechanism not only includes IQAC but also
the teachers as a community, and bodies like the Disciplinary Committee.
Responding the policy outlines of the Regulatory Bodies the College pursues
a system of (a) Transparent democratic admission. (b) Inclusive education,
extending facilities to challenged section of community. (c) A healthy
environment is ensured by all units of internal quality mechanism, circular
from the University Grant Commission are posted at strategic locations.
(d) Bridging between academics and progressive opportunities are given
attention by IQAC and Career Counseling Cell. (e) The IQAC arranges Value
Education Programmes in order to spread value based awareness, so that
students develop sense of social and economic justice and integrity of character.
6.5.6 What institutional mechanisms are in place to continuously review the teaching
learning process? Give details of its structure, methodologies of operations and
outcome?
Departmental and General Staff meetings are conducted.
A system of internal assessment like class tests, monthly tests and college tests
are in place.
Tutorials are also conducted.
Student seminars, poster presentations to showcase student -level research,
dissertation and term paper presentations, are part of the regular academic
programme,
The student feedback forms mentioned in 6.2.5 also aid in assessment of
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6.5.7 How does the institution communicate its quality assurance policies, mechanisms
and outcomes to the various internal and external stakeholders?
Student Orientation Programme and the mandatory distribution of the
Prospectus.
Regularly updated college website.
Notification in print & electronic media.
Value Education Seminars and Programs are held every year during Full Session
of the College so that all internal stakeholders can participate and get involved.
In specific cases notification is made particularly for the external stakeholders.
Any other relevant information regarding Governance, Leadership and
Management which the college would like to include.
Lady Brabourne College can claim to be an extremely well organized institution
with very definite programming of all its activities.
Academic activities like Time Table management to ensure continuous,
uninterrupted teaching in concurrence with varied activities are practised. Tests
are held on schedule and results are always published on the announced date.
The campus remains disciplined under the supervision of teaching staff and
the students union allowing freedom of creativity and expression but permitting
no excesses.
The hostel is well managed with a very organized catering and lodging facility.
Its smooth running leaves the students free from mundane concerns, so that
they can fully concentrate on the pursuit of advanced learning and career plans.
The menu and quality of food are very closely monitored and efforts are regularly
made to address any rare instance serious grievance; tasty and healthy food are
provided.
The Principal maintains an administration calendar monitoring deadlines and
commitments.
Since the college is a Government run college the Principal has to keep constant
liaison with the Higher Education Department and Directorate of Government
of West Bengal. In some cases she has to maintain contact with the University
of Calcutta and Higher Education Council, West Bengal.
Academic Calendars prepared by the Principal and a team are distributed to
the faculty at the onset of the New Session. The Students Notice Boards have
it displayed as well.
There are Performance Registers in which the teachers themselves mention
the nature of regular and extraordinary duties and note the time committed
thereby. The meetings chaired by conveners outside the Principals chamber
are also minuted.
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The major events, the College Foundation Day, Re- Union Day and the
Kaleidoscope, cater to a large number of invited guests and participants. The
faculty and the students organize and manage these events with clockwork
precision and no untoward incidents mar the dignified and cheerful spirit of
celebration on these occasions.
The Foundation Day of the University of Calcutta is observed on 24th of January,
when the Principal hoists the University-Flag in the college.
The Independence Day and the Republic Day are officially observed in the
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INNOVATIONS AND BEST PRACTICES
7.1 ENVIRONMENT CONSCIOUSNESS
7.1.1 Does the Institute conduct a Green Audit of its campus and facilities?

Lady Brabourne College has an environment friendly campus monitored by a


standing Maintenance and Beautification Committee. From time to time the
Principal holds meetings with the PWD (civil) concerning upgradation of
infrastructure and the maintenance of the garden features as one of the agenda.
Other than this tree planting ceremonies are part of the regular activities of the
College. The College has been made a plastic free zone and students are constantly
sensitized about clean and green environment through talks, postering, etc. Efforts
are under way to harvest rain water and instal solar panels for partial illumination
of the campus.

The gardening committee has entered into a contractual agreement with the
Horticultural Development Centre regarding cutting of bushes, leveling and
mowing, lawnmaking by carpet and shade loving grass, hedgemaking by Golden
Duranta, Tagar Nana and Kamini, as well as shrub-planting of different kinds at
various places as required.

Rare plants are preserved with great care. Plants are counted every year and naming
of the plants of the College garden with the help of expert taxonomist is done.
Every year both Honours and Pass students of the Department of Botany are
taken to the garden to identify, count and report on the plants of the College
garden in their field reports. These field reports are preserved by the College.

The Alumni Association has engaged additional personnel for maintaining the
front portion of the garden.

The College boasts of a medicinal plant garden in its campus. This garden is
regularly maintained and upgraded by planting medicinal plants every year. The
garden is jointly looked after by the Botany department and the Gardening
Committee.

A major research project (for three years) under the department Zoology has been
sanctioned by the University Grants Commission and a butterfly garden has been
set up and is being maintained on a two to three cottah plot in the hostel campus
of Lady Brabourne College. Having butterflies around means the biodiversity in
the area is healthy. The work will also spread cheer on the campus and get students
interested in the environment. Students will undertake a study on the status of
pollinating insects and their revival. Conservation of butterflies is critical to any
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and insects are directly dependent on butterfly larvae, pupa, and butterfly egg for
survival. Saving them around our locality will help improve their habitat and will
create a healthy ecosystem. Butterflies are very specific in their choice of food
plants and plants on which they lay eggs. Absence of specific plants will cause
that particular species of the butterfly to disappear. Keeping this in mind, various
indigenous and wild plants like Akanda, varieties of citrus plants and milk weeds
which serve as food and egg laying plants have been planted to create the habitat.
Different species of butterflies like common mime, common rose, grassy yellow
etc have been released and are being bred.
Certain safety norms are followed by the Chemistry Department to protect the
environment from hazardous pollutants that are commonly produced in the
laboratories during regular practical classes, both Honours and General.
The steps adopted are as follows:
All rubbish collected from the laboratories are not directly made to flow out
through the regular drainage system but dumped in a concrete pit which was
constructed in 2005 just behind the Chemistry Laboratory to store the harmful
products till arrangements were made for their safe and suitable disposal.
Students working within the laboratory (around 300 per session) always have
the chance of exposure to toxic fumes. This is taken care of by running efficient
and multiple exhaust fans in the laboratories during class hours. This helps to
drive away the fumes and reduces their concentration within the confines of
the laboratory.
Handling of reagents which produce pungent irritating fumes are always carried
out within fume chambers built within each laboratory.
Broken glass pieces of laboratory glass apparatus are manually crushed before
disposal. However the Department is planning to install a mechanical glass
crusher to make the process faster and more efficient in the near future.
Calcutta University (Board of Studies for Chemistry) has also redesigned the
syllabus where experiments involving carcinogenic or toxic chemicals have
been reasonably reduced. Special techniques have been specified regarding
reagent handling, also to protect the young students from health hazards, like
using adaptors for pipetting organic solvents like chloroform and carbon
tetrachloride, using H2S water during qualitative analysis instead of the Kipps
Apparatus for producing hydrogen sulphide gas. Needless to say, these safety
norms are meticulously followed by the Department to make the purpose of
such rules, a success.
The College has also contacted the Kolkata Municipal Corporation for pestcontrol drives, especially, malaria and dengue-larva extermination in both
campuses. The library has a fumigation chamber for treatment of affected
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documents which are treated with para-di-chloro-benzene. A preservation unit


is also maintained where different kinds of insecticides are kept for the treatment
of affected documents.
A fire-fighting system is in place which is continuously upgraded. A transformer
has been installed for even distribution of load which will prevent outbreak of
fire.
East Kolkata Wetland Research Project: The awareness of environmental
pollution related hazards led the way for many science departments to undertake
a Major Project under CPE funding. The result is an interdisciplinary research
project on East Kolkata Wetland, its environment and locality. The project
was undertaken by the departments of Botany, Zoology, Microbiology,
Chemistry, Geography and Statistics. The main objective was the assessment
of viability of a conservation strategy in a developing country like India. The
East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW) is situated between 2225' to 2240' N and
8820' to 8835' E and adjacent to the eastern part of Kolkata bordering the
Salt Lake township on the one hand and the upcoming new township at Rajarhat
on the other.The total area is 12,500 hectares. It was named Ramsar site in
November 2002.
Uniqueness of East Kolkata Wetland:i.

Worlds largest waste water fed aquaculture system.

ii. Waste recycling region.


iii. Recovery of nutrients through productive activities like pisciculture and
agriculture. It is rightly called the best example of integrated resource
recovery being involved in activities like vegetable farming on garbage
dumped fields, waste water-fed fish cultivation and winter paddy farming
using fishpond effluent. There are 254 sewage fed fisheries.
iv. 10,500 tons of table fish per year.
v. 150 tons of fresh vegetables daily.
vi. Providing livelihoods for more than 50,000 people directly and as many
as indirectly.
vii. It helps in Flood control in urban Kolkata.
viii.To safeguard it, its Biodiversity is to be preserved.
Its Biodiversity covers: 100 plant species
Rare mammals including the marsh mongoose, the small Indian mongoose
palm and the threatened Indian mud turtle.
40 species of birds, both local and migratory.
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Rich biodiversity of microorganisms.


The East Kolkata Wetland is located in a low-lying region. It was once covered
with salt-water marshes. These salt-water marshes were between the River
Hooghly in the West and the Bidyadhari River to the East.
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation area generates roughly 600 million litres
of sewage and wastewater everyday and more than 2500 metric tons of garbage.
The wastewater is led by underground sewers to the pumping stations in the
eastern limit of the city, and then pumped into open channels. The responsibility
of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation ends with the reaching of the wastewater
to the outfall channels. Thereafter, the sewage and wastewater is drawn into
the fisheries of the East Kolkata Wetland by the owners of the fisheries, where
within a few days detention, bio-degradation of the organic compounds of the
sewage and wastewater takes place. Such a wetland should be a treasure island
of microbes, flora and fauna.
(D 7.1.1 Field Reports)

7.1.2 What are the initiatives taken by the College to make the campus eco-friendly?
Energy conservation Over the last five decades we have been witnessing the escalating demand for
energy in all fields. The demand for fossil fuels has increased to a huge extent
and this in turn has a huge impact on various ecological factors. People sought
new and renewable sources as an alternative way to meet the rising demand
for energy. One of the promising and virtually inexhaustible sources of energy
is the Sun. Solar energy can be harnessed and used to produce electricity with
the help of photovoltaic cells or solar cells. Although each cell produces only
a small amount of electricity, the cells, when linked together into solar arrays
can meet larger requirements. Sun is an extremely clean energy source which
produces neither any air pollution nor any hazardous waste. Lady Brabourne
College has planned to set up solar panels on the roof tops of the buildings in
the main campus as well as in the hostel campus. The solar energy thus produced
can be used to run the various electrical and electronics laboratories and can
also be used for outdoor lighting of our campus. The panel at the hostel can be
used to generate electricity for running geysers which will help the students
especially during the winter months. WBREDA (West Bengal Renewable
Energy Development Authority) will help us to install a 1 KWp Solar PV
Power Plant.
To avoid harmful effects of X-ray radiations, separate chamber for X-ray
laboratory is under construction using DBT-star grant and also some assistance
from PWD (Civil) West Bengal. The inner wall of the chamber is to be lead
shielded. Also X-ray protective lead jacket (2 Nos.) will be procured for the
students experimenting in the X-ray laboratory.
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We are in the process of using solar energy in our laboratory as a clean,


renewable and sustainable source of energy. For this purpose we are going to
install solar laboratory which will open up research facilities for the students.
Different properties of solar radiation and its efficiency during the year will be
studied in the laboratory.
Cleanliness in the laboratories is maintained, by regular dusting and wiping
apart from which most of the instruments are kept covered to protect from
dust and obtain better efficiency.
As PG course in Physics has started since 2007 there is scarcity of laboratory
space, so UG optics laboratory is shared by the PG students. Paucity of space
compels not more than two students at a time. To avoid this claustrophobic
condition, air-conditioning is in the process.
To maintain the cleanliness in the Computer Laboratory and keeping the
Laboratory dust free as much as possible, shoe rack has been stationed just
outside the lab. The floor is covered with vinyl sheet and its cleanliness is
maintained regularly. For better maintenance of the cleanliness, we are in
process of procuring vacuum cleaner.
Energy conservation is ascertained also in the following manner:

Use of windows or skylights for daylight, with ways to control excessive


light and/or glare.

Lights are turned off when students are not around, and windows provide
light where possible.

Mercury vapour lights in outdoors have been replaced with metal halide.

Occupancy sensors to shut off lights when rooms are not in use have been
installed.

Doors and windows have tight seals and are closed when the air conditioner
is running.

Fans are turned off when the rooms are unoccupied.

Printers, copiers are turned off at the end of the day, as also desk lamps
when not in use.

Sleep mode on computers and monitors are activated.

Equipments are checked regularly for proper operation and maintenance


needs.

Use of renewable energy Solar light in the College campus


Rain water harvesting:
Rainwater harvesting is an innovative alternative water supply approach.
Rainwater harvesting captures, diverts, and stores rainwater for later use.
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Implementing rainwater harvesting is beneficial because it reduces demand on


existing water supply, and reduces run-off, erosion, and contamination of surface
water. Rainwater can be used for nearly any purpose that requires water.
Lady Brabourne College has undertaken a project for Rain Water Harvesting
in collaboration with State Water Investigation Directorate, West Bengal.
Rain water will be collected from the rooftop of College and Hostel building
with the help of gutters and downspouts. These downspouts will be channelized
to lead the collected rain water up to a filter bed. The rain water will be filtered
and then be recharged to the nearest aquifer hereafter through a newly
constructed bore well. The harvested water can be used as drinking water as
well as for storage and other purposes like irrigation.
Check dam construction - As the College is in an urban area this is not under
the purview of the institution.
Carbon neutrality:
Plantation of trees & maintenance of adequate greenery in the College campus.
Green plants are instrumental in consuming Carbon-dioxide (mainly released
as an automobile exhaust and also during exhalation) and releasing oxygen
which is vital for respiration.
All cars parked inside the College pertain to anti-pollution standards. This
minimizes the release of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, the key
ingredients of automobile waste.
By turning off equipments when not in use.
Use of low energy light bulbs.
Efficient use of air-conditioner.
Use of inverter instead of Generator in the laboratories.
Plantation Every year in the 3rd week of July our College observes Banmohotsav under the
supervision of the Gardening Committee of the College. On the occasion new
plants are planted by the Principal. Students of the College also plant many
medicinal plants in the College garden.
Lady Brabourne College has a medicinal garden in its campus. In this garden
medicinal plants are planted during the rainy season.
Hazardous waste management a) Periodic checks by efficient personnel from Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics.
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c) Chemicals are disposed off by the Chemistry dept


d) Waste from Chemistry labs are disposed off in sealed containers.
e) Disposal of pathogenic bacteria by Microbiology department.
f) The microorganisms used and grown in different media for teaching and
research purposes are sterilized after use by autoclaving. It is done by the
students after class and also by the laboratory assistants.
g) Waste water is used for culturing Purple Non sulfur phototrophic bacteria which
can decrease the chemical load in waste water.
h) Animals after experiment are buried in the back yard.
i) Acid digestion is done in special chamber.
E-waste management e-waste matter is written off and carried away from the
campus by appointed agencies for destruction.

7.2 INNOVATIONS
7.2.1 Give details of innovations introduced during the last four years which have created
a positive impact on the functioning of the College.
A Psychological Counseling Cell functions in a unit in the College since 2011.
Trained psychiatrists visit regularly to counsel students and sensitize them on
the art of stress management.
A Womens Studies Centre has been established in 2010, dedicated to address
women-centric social, political, legal issues. It actively pursues exploration of
feminist studies; it also organizes talks, seminars, workshops, awareness
programme and film-shows. It regularly publishes ISBN books and newsletters
regularly.
Value Education seminars are held on spiritual and health issues and are
permanent fixtures in the College calendar.
Students are made aware of humanitarian issues through awareness programmes
by the NSS unit and voluntary fund raising activities so that they remain
conscious of national calamities such as the Uttarakhand floods.
The fitness centre has been better equipped with government funds to encourage
the habit of regular exercise.
Computerized fees collection by Bank on a fixed date and it is done on a half
yearly basis. Smart attitude, faster method, less burden for the students and
that ultimately results in higher collection.
Admission is totally on-line. As a result there is very little margin for academic
or financial error.

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90% of the library has been computerized. Efforts are under way to make it
fully air-conditioned to ensure a dust-free environment.
Phase by phase air conditioning is under way, again to promote and sustain
dust-free environment of research and advanced learning areas.
Digitization of rare manuscripts is being considered on a larger scale.
Result management software has been customized in various PG departments
to help autonomous academic management.
A generator is in place to ensure uninterrupted power supply during events
and examinations. AMC is in place so that the generator is kept in prime
condition not only to ensure power supply but also to sustain clean and green
environment.
An Awareness Programme on ADOLESCENT HEALTH FOR GIRLS in
association with The Adolescent Health Committee of the Bengal Obstetric &
Gynecological Society was organized for the benefit of the students who
enthusiastically participated.
As part of a project entitled Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, Belief and
Practice of the Woman in Kolkata towards Cervical Cancer and its Risk
Assessment an awareness programme was organized. The aim was to spread
awareness about cervical cancer as according to WHO estimates, more than 1,
30,000 Indian women are diagnosed with the disease every year. Early detection,
low cost detection methodologies, and treatment of cervical precancerous
lesions were discussed to enable both teachers and students to become aware
of these issues as also to spread awareness among others.
To teach the students in a more illustrative and comprehensive way, teachers
of most Science Departments use LCD projector and OHP in the class room.
Students are given internet access for using e-library under the supervision of
the teachers.
Students visit premier research laboratories of the country and also present
what they have learnt during their visit followed by an interactive session.
This is under the curriculum of PG students.
In the PG course, students do projects in their final semester under the guidance
of both in house faculties as well as under the faculties of other Research
Institutes.
Each Department organizes monthly seminar, on various current interesting
topics in which eminent research workers are being invited. Students
participation in the question session is highly appreciated by the speakers.
Students are also motivated to participate and present their work in various
seminars and workshops organized by the other departments of the College as
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well as other academic Institutes.


The Physics Department publishes Annual Science Magazine Annwesa (Wall)
on the current topics of the respective year.
Almost all departments from time to time organize National level seminars,
workshops as well as in house interdisciplinary workshops in which students
are encouraged to take leading roles.
A Telescope is set up by the Physics department to view the solar and lunar
eclipses in such a way that all students of our College can avail the opportunity.
Students design interesting experiments, power point presentation and outlay
posters under the guidance of the teachers.
Just like the Science departments, the Department of English has an audiovisual unit for its students to make teaching-learning more interesting.
The Post Graduate students of the English department are made to write term
papers in their first year course of study and dissertations in their second year
which facilitate and orient them towards research and higher studies.
Under Graduate students are encouraged to do projects which help in original
research work.
An e-library is being set up for students to get access to books that are at times
unavailable in the market or too expensive to buy. It also ensures quick access
to the book(s) needed.

7.3 BEST PRACTICES


BEST PRACTICE I
NSS Unit I and NSS Unit II coordinated their efforts to work extensively with Gorachand
Lane Slum situated behind the College Campus.
The Objective

The target group of women to be sensitized on basic health and hygiene to promote
community health. As wives, mothers and the segment earning livelihood the
women were selected as the target group for promoting community welfare.

The other target group of slum children was selected because they were the future
of not only the community but had the potential to become more sensitized and
valued citizens of a better tomorrow.

The Context
It is well known that city slums are places of unhealthy congestion with minimum or no
hygienic amenities. They are hubs of ignorance of healthy activity involving children
despite the fairly widespread awareness of school education; nutritional facts are
unknown or considered in a casual fashion and so chronic childhood diseases like
diarrhoea, typhoid, jaundice etc are common occurrences. Women are paradoxically
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the chief breadwinners but also subject to exploitation and domestic violence;
consequently they cannot channelize the required effort to sound child-rearing and better
upkeep of their household environment. The NSS Units decided that piecemeal activities
are not the need but a sustained camp and continuous interaction between the two groups
of stakeholders concerned namely the slum dwellers and the College students as
community workers should be organized.
The Practice
The Program officers of NSS Unit II concentrated on the Gorachand Lane Slum. This
slum had been brought under the Colleges extension activity scheme since 10th
November, 2009. The Unit re-motivated the target group of children to continue to
attend classes tutored by the College students in the Adjoining Hostel Campus on five
days of the week from 5pm to 7pm. They were encouraged to consider themselves as
part of the Brabourne family so that they shed their reluctance. As part of the interface
activity they are also made part of the team which clean the College Campus and spend
time in the garden every Saturday.
The Camp conducted from 15.2 2012 to 21.2.2012 gave a first day exposure on the
value and need of NSS activity by Sri P.K.Patnaik, Youth Officer, NSS Regional Centre.

On the very first day groups were formed from among College students and a
detailed fact finding mission was undertaken to Gorachand Lane to collect
information and sample data from the target group of women about their domestic
problems.

On 17th February 2012, after a green audit and tree plantation drive the slum
children were given detailed exposure on personal health and hygiene. The
instruction was given in short simple statements and interactive mode; the stress
was on adopting simple measures and following a regimen; the aim was that
keeping to the basics will provide the impetus to grow clean and healthy habits.

On 19th February, 2012 about 100 children from the slum were given free lunch;
the menu was simple, wholesome and nutritious and apart from making the camp
a joyful social gathering to nurture fellow feeling the aim was also to demonstrate
that food simply and cleanly prepared can be very nutritious.

Impact of the Practice


The women were surprisingly candid and as they know the College as a vigilant
participant in their area and relate well with the young women because of the frequent
visits of their children to the campus they came out with their problems. The mission
served as the beginning of a basic data base that could be developed with further such
camps and the collected information may well become the genesis of a larger social
welfare project in the future.
The children benefited on the level of awareness and health but above all the frequent
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Paying Homage to Rabindranath Tagore on his Death Anniversary

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exposure to a caring and friendly group of youth dissipated much of ingrained social
inhibitions and also removed much of fear of higher education which for the NSS Unit
was a most positive sign.
Obstacles faced and Overcome
The obstacles encountered in working at the Gorachand Lane Slum were not particular
but part of a general social picture of the city where inequalities and mal-distribution of
resources are perennial problems. The group of students forming the lead groups, though
very eager to do their bit for such a worthy cause faced some amount of parental objection.
This led some of the students to become unsure of their participation. Then again in the
slum the women though very willing to share their problems faced quite a lot of pressure
from local clubs and the men-folk. It seems the local pressure groups feared police
activity in the face of candid confession.
However patient counseling undertaken by the programme officer and some of the
more resilient students did the trick. It took some time but the ice was broken after the
first few sessions; a great deal of motivational talk by the Youth Officer of NSS Regional
Centre also paved the ground for the interactive camp.
Contact Details
THE PRINCIPAL
Lady Brabourne College
P1/2, Suhrawardy Avenue
Kolkata 700 017
West Bengal.
Telephone (O) 033-22897720
E mail:prl@ladybrabourne.com
Website:ladybrabourne.com
BEST PRACTICE II
In 2013 Lady Brabourne College hosted the 29th Annual Conference of Paschimbanga
Itihas Samsad and organized along with a UGC sponsored National level seminar on
The Colonial Bengal: The Making of Womens Education.
The Objectives:
Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad being a premier Research Institute of History and a body
which aims at popularizing the study of History through vernacular, held its 29th annual
Conference in Lady Brabourne College on 24th and 25th of January, 2013. A UGC level
seminar was also organized by the department of History of LBC on The Colonial
Bengal: The Making of Womens Education to sensitize the students about the condition
of women in the colonial period and their emancipation through education; the hurdles
crossed by a teeming millions of known and unknown women, who wanted to read and
be liberated from the clutches of dark beliefs and superstitions and above all, from
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patriarchy. This attempt to learning was collaborated by a section of urban, middleclass,


English educated Bengali male intelligentsia whose objective was to create a new
Bengali woman. But once allowed to traverse the path of education, women began to
break barriers mainly social and cultural, sometimes even political, if not economic.
Thus colonial rule and its close relation to reforms and awakening of Bengal were tied
up with the Womens question and this roadmap to modernism was the theme of this
Seminar.
The Context:
The modern urban woman needs to know the trajectory of liberal education, modernism,
and role of women in it. The seminar was aimed at unfolding the role played by men to
get their better-halves educated, role of colonial government, and of course the responses
of women to these endeavours. Needless to say, that among the broader horizon of
womens urges to get education, the smaller perspectives of minorities attempt for the
same target was not missed. The different courses of educating women pursued by
different communities, classes and in different regions were taken note of. Eventually
how a separate identity of women was set upon to be formulated, was the basic enquiry
made by the speakers.
The Practice:
The seminar organized by the department of History, Lady Brabourne College, was
entitled The Colonial Bengal: The Making of Womens Education. The Annual
Conference of Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad was inaugurated by Professor Narayani
Gupta and the keynote address was given by Prof. Uma Chakravarti. The four Sectional
Presidents were:
Prof. Upinder Singh,-Ancient India, Prof. Amit De-Medieval India, Prof. Shyamapada
Bhowmick-Modern India and Prof. Swapna Bhattarchryya- Countries outside India.
The speakers of the seminar were Prof. Rachona Chakraborty University of Calcutta,
Prof. Sonia Nishat Amin of Dhaka University and Dr. Manowara Hossain of Hastings
College of Women.
The first and the second day of the conference saw papers presented by delegates and
scholars who came from throughout the country and even from Bangladesh, our
neighbouring country.
Impact: The Conference helped to add another feather to the academic cap of Lady
Brabourne College. The students were greatly benefitted from the lectures of the
renowned scholars and historians who are stalwarts in different fields of historical
research by listening to them. Thus the seminar fulfilled the objective in more than one
way.

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Contact Details
The Principal,
Lady Brabourne College,
P1/2, Suhrawardy Avenue,
Kolkata 700 017,
West Bengal.
Telephone (O) 033-22897720
E mail:prl@ladybrabourne.com
Website:ladybrabourne.com
It may be mentioned that keeping compatibility with the two latest AQARs the Best Practices
have been presented in the SSR. The Institution however has many other Best Practices as
AQARs show.

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Letter - Monitoring Pollution within Campus (Item 7.1.1)

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Letter - Solar PV Power Plant (Item 7.1.1)

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Letter No. 1 - Rain Water Harvesting (Item 7.1.1)

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Letter No. 2 - Rain Water Harvesting (Item 7.1.1)

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Evaluative Reports
of the Departments

Professor Siuli Sarkar


M.A., Ph.D (Calcutta University)
Principal, Lady Brabourne College

PUBLICATIONS
Books:
1.

Book entitled Rajnaitik Tatwa : Paschimi Chintadhara (jointly with Payal Bose),
Progressive Publishers, 2012.

2.

Book entitled District Politics and Administration: First Phase of the Red Panchayats in
West Bengal, Scholar Publications, Kolkata, 2010

3.

Book entitled Public Administration in India, PHI Learning, New Delhi, January, 2010

4.

Book entitled Kolkata Hawkers: A Chronicle of Deprivation, Discontent and Struggle,


World View Publications, Kolkata, 2009.

5.

Book entitled Ei Aamader Desh, Leena Publication, April 2006

Articles in Edited Volumes:


1.

Female Hawkers in Some Third World Cities, Contemporary Social Problems in India,
Vol II, Daya Publishing House, New Delhi (in press).

2.

Women and Literature: Some Female Writers and Female Characters in Bengali
Literature, The Other Universe, Edited Book of Womens Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne
College, Setu Publishers (in press).

Journals:
1.

A Review Article on a book entitled Self-Finance of the Local Government: Experience


of West Bengal Panchayats, by Dr. Panchanan Chattopadhyay, Professor and Head,
Department of Political Science, Assam University, Socialist Perspective (in press).

2.

SocioEconomic Profile of the Street Hawkers of Kolkata, Journal of Sociological


Association of West Bengal (in press).

3.

Article on Journey of the West Bengal Panchayats (1978-2012), Socialist Perspective,


December 2012 - March 2013, Vol. 40, No. 3-4.

4.

Some Peculiar Features of Street Hawking in Kolkata, Jadavpur University Journal of


Sociology, Volume 6, No. 6, Jadavpur University, 2012.

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5.

Partisan Politics and a Crack in the Red Fort of West Bengal, The Lady Brabourne
College Journal of Social Sciences, Vol II, 2011.

6.

Participation of the Weaker Gender: India Now and Then, Politicus, Vol 1, No.2,
July-December, 2009, Ashutosh College Publication (Invited Contribution).

7.

Female Representation in Indian Panchayats Socialist Perspective, Vol.37, Nos, 1-2,


June 2008 - September 2009.

8.

Political Orientation of the Street Hawkers of Kolkata, The West Bengal Political
Science Review, Volume XI, No.2, July-December, 2008.

9.

Communications Between the Panchayats and the Marginalized: A Development


Perspective, Socialist Perspective, Vol.35, No1-2, June-September, 2007.

10. The Study of the West Bengal Zilla Parishad and the Relevance of the Communications
Perspective, The West Bengal Political Science Review, Vol. X, No.1, January-June,
2007.
Seminar Proceedings:
1.

Administration of Female Education in West Bengal: a 21st Century Scenario, West


Bengal Political Science Review, 2014 (in press).

2.

Unwanted Effects of Globalization on Indian Economy, Conference Volume of the


34th Annual Conference of Bengal Economic Association, organized by the Department
of Economics, Lady Brabourne College, February, 2014 (in press).

3.

Swami Vivekananda, Conference Volume of UGC-sponsored National Seminar on


Swami Vivekanandas Vision and Its Relevance in the Contemporary World, organized
by Lady Brabourne College in collaboration with Ramakrishna Sarada Mission
Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, March, 2013.

4.

Beauty of the Three Classical Indian Languages, Conference Volume of UGC-sponsored


National Seminar on Comparative Aesthetics of the Sanskrit, Persian and Hindi Literature,
organized by the Departments of Sanskrit, Persian and Hindi, Lady Brabourne College,
April, 2013 (in press).

5.

Gender Disparities in Health, Conference Volume of UGC-sponsored National Seminar


on Social Inequality: Some Contemporary Issues of India, organized by the Departments
of Political Science and Sociology, Lady Brabourne College, March, 2013 (in press).

6.

Status of Muslims in West Bengal and Gujarat: A Comparative Study, Proceedings of


the International Seminar on Globalization, Capitalist Crisis & Inclusive Development:
Myths and Reality, Lady Brabourne College, 2011.

7.

Diaries and Memoirs:Autobiography of Rassundari Dasi, Conference Volume of UGCsponsored National Seminar on History Through Reminiscence: Diaries, Memoirs &
Oral History, organized by the Department of History, Maulana Azad College and
Paschimbanga Itihas Sansad, 2011 (in press).

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8.

Akbars Benevolent Administration: An Objective Analysis, Administration, Politics


and Society in Medieval India 1206-1707 A.D., UGC-Sponsored National Seminar
organized by the Departments of Political Science and Islamic History and Culture,
Maulana Azad College, October, 2010.

9.

Article on Socio-political Behaviour of the Underprivileged in WBPSA, Ninth Annual


Conference Souvenir, March, 2007.

Pre-Publication Review
1.

Pre-publication reviewer of Pearson Text Books on Political Science Honours, 2011.

2.

Pre-publication reviewer of Higher Secondary Text Books, appointed by West Bengal


Council of Higher Education, 2006.

Lectures Delivered/ Paper Presentation


1.

Psychological Nourishment: The impact of Christmas Carol, inaugural lecture at a


National Seminar on Psychological Enrichment of Students:Role played by Ethics and
Literature, organized by the Departments of Philosophy & Urdu in collaboration with
Psychological Counselling Cell, Lady Brabourne College, April, 2014.

2.

Female Education in West Bengal: A 21st Century Scenario, at the 15th Annual
Conference of the WBPSA on Contemporary Trends in Politics and Political Science,
March, 2014.

3.

Rabindranather Mayar Khela, the inaugural lecture at a seminar organized by the


Alumni Association of Lady Brabourne College, February, 2014.

4.

Positive and Negative Results of Globalization in the Socio-economic Sector of India,


the inaugural lecture in the 34th Annual Conference of Bengal Economic Association in
collaboration with the Punjab National Bank, ICSSR and Council for Higher Education,
Government of West Bengal, organized by the Department of Economics, Lady Brabourne
College, February, 2014.

5.

Some Suggestions Regarding the Present Structure of West Bengal Panchayats, invited
lecture in a One-day Workshop on The Challenges Before the Fourth State Finance
Commission, organized by the Centre for Decentralization and Rural Reconstruction,
Rabindra Bharati University, January, 2014.

6.

Two consecutive lectures on The Concept of Public Welfare in India, Refresher Course,
Department of Sanskrit, University of Calcutta, 18th September, 2013.

7.

Saratchandra Chattopadhyay: Byakti o Srashta, seminar organized by the Alumni


Association of Lady Brabourne College in collaboration with the Department of Bengali,
Lady Brabourne College on Saratchandra Chattopadhyay, September, 2013.

8.

Panchayats of West Bengal:Strength and Weakness, invited lecture in One-day


Workshop on Decentralization and the Financing of Local Governments in West Bengal,

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organized by the State Finance Commission in collaboration with Sampling and Official
Statistics Unit, I.S.I, Kolkata, July, 2013.
9.

Messages of Education at various Stages of Life, invited lecture at Mahavir Institute


of Education and Research, May, 2013.

10. Comparative Aesthetics of Literature, lecture delivered at UGC sponsored National


Level Seminar organized by the Departments of Sanskrit, Hindi & Persian, Lady
Brabourne College, April, 2013.
11. Female Education in India in the Twenty First Century, an invited lecture at UGC
sponsored National Level Seminar on Education organized by the Institute of Education
for Women, Hastings House, Government of West Bengal, March, 2013.
12. Kinds of Social Inequality in India, Lecture delivered at UGC sponsored National
Level Seminar organized by the Departments of Political Science and Sociology, Lady
Brabourne College, March, 2013.
13. Visions of Swami Vivekananda, lecture delivered at UGC sponsored National Level
Seminar organized by all the Departments of Lady Brabourne College, March, 2013.
14. Womens Movements in India, lecture delivered at seminar organized by Agami Nirman,
an NGO and Womens Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College, March, 2013.
15. Vote daan ekti mulyaban adhikar o kartabya (in Bengali), an invited lecture delivered
at National Voters Day, organized by Basanti Devi College in collaboration with District
Election Officer (Kolkata South) and Director of Land Records and Surveys and Joint
Land Reforms Commission, West Bengal, January, 2013.
16. Female Education in Colonial Bengal, lecture delivered at Annual Conference of
Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad, January, 2013.
17. Invited lecture delivered on Value of Education at the Annual Function of Udvaas, an
NGO, January, 2013.
18. Women and the Value of Education, National Level Seminar on Socio-Economic Reality
in the Present Scenario, organized by Durgapur Centre For Urban Development,
December, 2012.
19. Womens Achievements in Literature, talk given at a seminar on Women and Literature
held at Lady Brabourne College organized by the Womens Studies Centre, Lady
Brabourne College, October, 2012.
20. Consumer Rights and their Protection talk given at a seminar on Consumer Rights
held at Lady Brabourne College organized by the Department of Consumer Affairs and
Fair Business Practices, Government of West Bengal, September, 2012.
21. Mental and Physical Health of Girls in West Bengal, lecture delivered at an Awareness
Programme on Adolescent Health for Girls organized by the Adolescent Health Committee
of Bengal Obstetric and Gynecological Society, August, 2012.
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22. Women and their Achievements, lecture delivered at the United Bank of India on the
occasion of International Womens Day Celebration, March, 2012.
23. Female Hawkers as a Class, Two consecutive lectures at an Orientation Programme
organized by the Academic Staff College, University of Calcutta, February, 2012.
24. Violence Against Women in West Bengal, lecture delivered at a seminar on Women
and Violence organized by the Womens Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College,
February, 2012.
25. Let us Talk Bengal, a talk given at a workshop on Contemporary Bengal held at
St.Xaviers College organized in joint collaboration with Department of Political Science,
St.Xaviers College and Department of Political Science, Lady Brabourne College,
September, 2011.
26. Role of the Second Chamber in Modern Democracy, a lecture delivered at a seminar
on Democracy and Second Chamber held at Lady Brabourne College organized by West
Bengal Political Science Association in collaboration with Department of Political Science,
Lady Brabourne College, September, 2011.
27. Political Science: Concept, Nature and Approaches, Extension Lecture given at
Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, Vivekananda Vidya Bhavan, February, 2010.
28. Paper on Socio-Political Behaviour of the Underprivileged, presented at the Ninth
Annual Conference of WBPSA, 17 March 2007.
29. An Ethnographic Study of the Street Hawkers of Kolkata, presented in a U.G.C
supported workshop on Governance organized under the DRS Programme, Department
of Political Science, Calcutta University, December, 2006.
30. Feminism and Politics, lecture delivered as a resource person at the Orientation
Programme for College and University Teachers, organized by the Academic Staff College
(UGC), University of Calcutta, February 2006.
31. Interactive Lecture on Paschim Banger Tristar Panchayati Raj Byabastha organized
by the Netaji Subhas Open University and Gyan Vani FM Channel, broadcasted on 30
January, 2006.
32. Interactive lecture on Rajniti o Prashasan: Parasparik Samparka organized by the
Netaji Subhas Open University and Gyan Vani FM Channel, broadcasted on 18 January,
2006.

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RESEARCH
Research Project:
1.

U.G.C sponsored Minor Research ProjectSocio-Political Behaviour of the


Underprivileged: A Study of the Street Hawkers of Kolkata submitted in April 2008.

Other Research Activities:


1.

Ph.D Thesis Examiner of Burdwan University, 2013.

2.

Ph.D Thesis Examiner of Banasthali University, Rajasthan, 2012

3.

Recognised as supervisor for Ph.D Programme in Political Science of Calcutta University


since 27.08.2011. Smt. Anasuya Chatterjee, Head of Department, Political Science,
Kanailal Bhattacharya College, Howrah is working as Ph.D scholar under her supervision
in a project "Working Women in the Formal & Informal Sectors : A Case Study of
Kolkata".

TEACHING
Teaching at Undergraduate Level:
1.

Lady Brabourne College, University of Calcutta, at Honours level, from February 1,


2011 - till date as Professor.

2.

Hooghly Mohsin College, University of Burdwan, at Honours level, from July 23, 2010
- January 31, 2011 as Professor.

3.

Lady Brabourne College under University of Calcutta, both at Honours and General
level from July 1, 1987 to July 22, 2010 as Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Associate
Professor.

4.

Deshbandhu College for Girls under University of Calcutta, both at Honours and General
level from March 26, 1987 to June 30, 1987.

5.

Lady Brabourne College under University of Calcutta, both at Honours and General
level from July 1, 1986 - June 30, 1987 as part time lecturer.

Teaching at Postgraduate Level:


1.

Hooghly Mohsin College under University of Burdwan, from July 23, 2010 - January
31, 2011

Examinership, Paper-Setting
1.

Paper-setter, Moderator, Head Examiner, Examiner and Scrutinizer for B.A. Honours
and General Examination of the University of Calcutta.

2.

Scrutinizer for M.A. examination, University of Calcutta.

3.

Paper-setter B.A and M.A. examinations, Netaji Subhas Open University.

4.

Examiner, Political Science Honours examination, St. Xaviers (Autonomous) College,


Kolkata.

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5.

Paper-setter, Head Examiner and Examiner of WBCS and other Civil Service
Examinations of the West Bengal Public Service Commission.

6.

Paper setter and Moderator for Higher Secondary Examination, West Bengal Council
for Higher Secondary Education.

7.

Member of Higher Secondary Syllabus Committee.

8.

Member, PG Board of Studies, Burdwan University.

9.

Paper Setter of UG (Honours) and PG Examinations of Burdwan University.

10. Moderator of the West Bengal Council of Rabindra Open School.


ADMINISTRATIVE/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Academic Administration:
1.

Member of Disciplinary Committee, University of Calcutta, June 2012 - till date.

2.

Member of Senate, University of Calcutta, February, 2012 - till date.

3.

Member, Academic Advisory Committee, UGC-Academic Staff College, University of


Calcutta, January, 2012 - till date.

4.

Principal, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata, February 1, 2011 - till date.

5.

Chairman (Ex-officio) Board of Studies of the Postgraduate Departments of Mathematics,


Physics, Microbiology, Geography, English and Bengali (2014-till date), Lady Brabourne
College, February 1, 2011 - till date.

6.

Life Member, West Bengal Political Science Association, since 2008.

7.

Life Member, Indian Political Science Association, since 2007.

8.

Life Member, Council for Political Studies, Kolkata, since 2006.

Selection Committee:
1.

Member, Selection Committee for selection of Assistant Professor for Government


Colleges, Public Service Commission, West Bengal, 2014.

2.

Vice Chancellors Nominee, Selection Committee to select Associate Professors and


Assistant Professors at Sidhu-Kanhu-Birsa University, June, 2012.

3.

Vice Chancellors Nominee, Selection Committee to select Associate Professors and


Assistant Professors at Gour Banga University, December, 2011.

4.

Member, Selection Committee to select Lecturer against FIP at Ramkrishna Sarada


Mission Vivekananda Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, August, 2010.

5.

Member, Selection Committee to select Assistant Head Mistress of West Bengal Tribal
Welfare School, organized by the West Bengal Public Service Commission, February,
2010.

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Organizing Seminar/Conference
1.

Organized Twelve UGC/CPE sponsored National Seminars during February, 2011 till
date.

2.

Joint Convenor of an International Conference on Globalization, Capitalist Crisis and


Inclusive Development: Myths and Reality held in December, 2009 organized by the
Departments of Economics, Political Science and Sociology, Lady Brabourne College,
Kolkata.

Sessions Chaired
1.

Session in an International Conference on Religion and Globalization: A Changing


Perspective Organized by the Centre for the Study of Religion and Society, Department
of Sociology, Jadavpur University, December 2012.

2.

Session at a UGC-sponsored State Level Seminar on Position of Women in India,


organized by Hooghly Mohsin College in collaboration with Paschim Banga Itihas
Samsad, September, 2010.

3.

Session at a UGC sponsored National Seminar on The Role of the Hooghly District in
Spreading Education in Bengal, on the Occasion of 175th Year Celebration of Hooghly
Mohsin College, August 2010.

4.

Session in a Research Workshop on Internationalizing Research and Collaboration:


Australian Fellowship, Exchange and Study Abroad Programmes, organized by the Indian
Association for the Study of Australia, Eastern Region and the Heritage Institute of
Technology, Kolkata, 30 March, 2009.

5.

Session in an International Conference on Landscapes and Rivers: Symbolizing Cultural


Linkages between Australia and India, Organized by the Indian Association for the
Study of Australia, Eastern Region and the University of New South Wales, Australia,
22-23 January, 2009.

Felicitations and Honours


1.

Invited by Agami Nirman, an NGO, as their Special Guest to their research-based annual
musical programme, April, 2014.

2.

Invited as a Special Guest by the Eastern Railway Mens Congress Womens Council on
the occasion of the publication of their tri-lingual literary magazine Shreeja, March,
2014.

3.

Nominated as one of the members of the Expert Committee of the UGC-New Delhi,
December 9-13, 2013.

4.

Felicitated by I-Lead, an Educational Institute for Exemplary leadership qualities and


outstanding contribution in the field of Education, September 5, 2013.

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Books Used/Available as Text/Reference in Universities/Libraries


1.

Public Administration in India


(i) M.A. Politics, University of Mumbai, Maharashtra.
(ii) M.A. Political Science, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.
(iii) P.G. Studies in Political Science, Rani Channamma University, Karnataka.
(iv) M.A. Local Government, School of Governance and Public Policy, Rajiv Gandhi
National Institute of Youth Development, Tamil Nadu.

2.

Kolkata Hawkers: A Chronicle of Deprivation, Discontent and Struggle.


Available in the following International Libraries:
(i) The British Library, St. Pancras, London, NW1 2DB, United kingdom.
(ii) University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 2JD, United Kingdom.
(iii) Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia University Libraries, New
York, NY 10027, United States of America.
(iv) Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244, United States of America.
(v) Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540, United States of America.
(vi) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States of America.

3.

District Politics and Administration: First Phase of the Red Panchayats in West Bengal
(i) Fondation nationale des sciences politiques, PARIS Fondation Sci. Politiques,
Paris CEDEX 07, 75337 France.
(ii) The British Library, St. Pancras, London, NW1 2DB, United kingdom.
(iii) Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.

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EVALUATIVE REPORT OF
THE DEPARTMENT OF BENGALI
1.

Name of the Department : Bengali

2.

Year of Establishment 1939, 1950 (Honours Course ), July 2014 (P.G course will start)

3.

Names of Programmes / Courses offered (UG, PG, M.Phil., Ph.D., Integrated


Masters; Integrated Ph.D., etc.)

UG (Honours, General and Compulsory Courses)

PG ( From July 2014)

4.

Names of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments/units involved :- Department is


involved in the interdisciplinary General course in Womens Studies.

5.

Annual/ semester/choice based credit system (programme wise) : Annual system in UG


level

6.

Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments : Department


participate in the teaching of the Womens Studies General course.

7.

Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc. NA

8.

Details of courses/programmes discontinued (if any) with reasons N.A

9.

Number of Teaching posts :


Sanctioned

Filled

Professors

Associate Professors

5*

Asst. Professors

* All base posts are Assistant Professors post, upgraded by Career Advancement Scheme.

10. Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, specialization, (D.Sc./D.Litt. /Ph.D.
/ M. Phil. etc., )
Name

Qualification Designation Specialization

No. of years
of experience

No. of Ph.D.
Students guided for
the last 4 years

Dr. Gopa Dutta

M.A, Ph.D

Professor

Tagore
Literature

34

3(three)

Smt. Mahasweta
Mukhopadhyay

M.A

Associate
Professor

Comparative
Literature

31

Dr. Swati Datta

M.A.,
Ph.D

Associate
Professor

Tagore
Literature

27

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Name

Lady Brabourne College

Qualification Designation Specialization

No. of years
of experience

No. of Ph.D.
Students guided for
the last 4 years

Dr. Kanika Biswas

M.A.,
Ph.D

Associate
Professor

Comparative
Literature

25

Dr. Sima Ghosh

M.A.,
Ph.D

Associate
Professor

Medieval
Period

25

M.A.,
B.Ed, Ph.D

Associate
Professor

Comparative
Literature

17

M.A

Assistant
Professor

Medieval
Period

11

Dr. Arpita
Bhattacharya
Smt. Sanghita
Ghosh

Dr. Jayashri Chakrabarty retired on 31.12.2006

Smt. Kasturi Mukherjee retired on 31.3.2008

Dr. Purabi Biswas retired on 31.7.2012

11. List of senior visiting faculty : NA


12. Percentage of lectures delivered and practical classes handled (programme wise) by
temporary faculty : NA
13. Student -Teacher Ratio (programme wise) : (2012-2013)
Programme
UG Level

Total no. of students

Total no. of teachers

Student Teacher Ratio

105

15 : 1

14. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff; sanctioned and
filled : NA
15. Qualifications of teaching faculty with DSc/ D.Litt/ Ph.D/ MPhil / PG. :
Ph.D

PG

16. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) National b) International funding
agencies and grants received N.A
17. Departmental projects funded by DST - FIST; UGC, DBT, ICSSR, etc. and total grants
received N.A
18. Research Centre /facility recognized by the University N.A

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19. Publications:
Name of the
Faculty

No. of No. of Mono


papers publi- Graphs
Nat/Int cations
listed in
Int. Data
base

Prof.Gopa
Dutta

Chap.
In
Books

Books
Edited

Books
with
ISSN/
ISBN
No.

Citation
Index

SNIP

SJR

Impact H-Index Book


Book
factor
chapter chapter
without with
ISSN/
ISSN/
ISBN
ISBN

20
(National)

2
(Book)

16

Smt.Mahasweta
Mukherjee

2
(Book)

Dr.Swati Datta

Dr. sima Ghosh

Dr Kanika
Biswas

1
(Book)

Dr. Arpita
Bhattacharya

1
(Book)

16

1
(Book)

Smt. Sanghita
Ghosh

Details given in Annexure 1

20. Areas of consultancy and income generated :

Prof. Gopa Datta :


1.

Resource person in Principals workshop, Academic Staff College Calcutta


University 2012

2.

Resource person in Orientation programme, Academic Staff College Calcutta


University 2011

3.

Resource person in Orientation programme, Academic Staff College Calcutta


University 2012

4.

Resource person, Aligarh Womens Studies Centre 2012

5.

Consultancy regarding reconstruction of H.S syllabi & modernized the exam


system for class XI & Class XII as President W.B.C.H.S.E 2004-2009

6.

June 2009- May 2012 as V.C Gaur Banga University given the actual shape to
university.

7.

Examiner of Ph.D & M.Phil of J.U, C.U, R.B.U.

8.

Academic Co-ordinator International Tagore Conference on Mirage minded


Genius in Perth, Australia 7-8 May, 2012.

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21. Faculty as members in


a)

National committees

b)

International Committees

c)

Editorial Boards.

Prof.Gopa Datta :
1.

Member, Advisory Board, Sahitya Academy

2.

External Member of Ph.D Committee in humanities & Social Science,


Presidency University

3.

BOS, CU representative ST. Xaviers College (Deptt. Of Bengali)

22. Student projects


a)

Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including inter departmental/
programme :ENVS Project : 100% of First Year Honours Students

b)

Percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution


i.e.in Research laboratories/Industry/ other agencies N.A

23. Awards / Recognitions received by faculty and students


Student :

Sreyosee Chakraborty .Receipient of P.C Chandra Gold Medal (2009) for best all
round performance

Faculty:

Prof. Gopa Datta


Rabindranath Thakur Award 2011 by Institute of Social Heritage.
Bharatmata Award 2012 by Institute of Social Heritage.

24. List of eminent academicians and scientists / visitors to the department :


Name

Designation

Prof. Darshan Choudhury

Rtd. Professor, Deptt. of Bengali, Kalyani University

3.9.2008

Prof. Sumita Chakraborty

Rtd. Professor, Deptt. of Bengali, Burdwan University

7.4.2011
21.2.2010

Prof. Himabanta
Bandyopadhyay

Professor, Deptt. of Bengali, Rabindra Bharati University

7.4.2011

Subodh Sarkar

Eminent Poet

21.2.2011

Sebanti Ghosh

Eminent Poet

21.2.2011

Prof . Swarajbrata
Sengupta

Rtd. Prof. of Bengali, Erstwhile Presidency College

21.2.2011

Prof. Soumitra Basu

Prof. Dept. of Drama, Rabindra Bharati University

1.9.2009

Sumita Basu

Eminent theatre personality

1.9.2009

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Name

Designation

Date of visit

Bratya Basu

Eminent theatre personality

4.9.2008

Saonli Mitra

Eminent theatre personality

3.9.2008

Nabanita Deb Sen

Eminent Poet, Fiction writer, Columnist

7.4.2011

Sumon Mukhopadhyay

Noted Film & Theatre Personality

7.9.2011

Atin Bandyopadhyay

Eminent Fiction writer, Columnist

21.2.2007

Someswar Bhowmik

Director, EMRC

7.92011

Shamik Bandyopadhyay

Noted critique of Film & Theatre

7.9.2011

Pracheta Gupta

Noted Fiction Writer

Gautam Ghosh

Eminent Film Director

7.4.2011

Ramkumar Mukhopadhyay

Director, BiswaBharati Granthan Bibhag

21.2.2014

Sujit Ghosh

Rtd Prof of Bengali Bidhan Nagar Govt. College

8.4.2011

Sunil Gangopadhyay

Eminent Fiction Writer & columnist

8.4.2011

Bani Basu

Eminent Fiction Writer & columnist

8.4.2011

Tillotama Majumder

Eminent Fiction Writer & columnist

8.4.2011

Usha Ganguli

Eminent theatre personality

4.9.2008

Sukanta Bandyopadhyay

Eminent Fiction Writer & columnist1

7.4.2011

21. 2 2011

25. Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized & the source of funding


Name of the Seminar

Category

Venue & Date

Funding Agency

Dynamics of Drama classical & Modern


languages : An Exploration

National

3rd & 4th


September 2008
Lady Brabourne College

UGC

Satabarsha uttar Manik : ekaler pratyasa

National

7th & 8th


April 2011
Presidency College

UGC

Literature & Film : Exploring Inter


relationship

National

7th & 8th


September 2011
Lady Brabourne College

UGC under
C.P.E

2nd February 2010

Kolkata Baimela,
Cultural Centre
American Embassy

Kavi Sammelan with Indian born American


Poet Meena Alexandar, Usha Akela,
Gautam Dutta & Bangla poet
Utpal Kr. Basu, Mandakranta Sen

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26. Student profile programme/course wise:


Nameofthe Course/
programme
(refer question no. 4)

Applications
received

Selected

UG (2007)

333

35

29

97

UG (2008)

300

35

29

97

UG (2009)

347

35

33

100

UG (2010)

428

35

22

94

*M

Enrolled
*F

Pass
percentage

27. Diversity of Students


Nameofthe Course

% of students from
the samestate

% of students from
other States

% of students
from abroad

U.G (2007)

100

UG (2008)

100

UG (2009)

100

UG (2010)

100

28. How many students have cleared national and state competitive examinations such as
NET, SLET, GATE, Civil services, Defense services, etc.?

NET / SET : 5

29. Student progression


Student progression

Against % enrolled

UG to PG

90%

PG to M.Phil.

NA

PG to Ph.D.

NA

Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral

NA

Employed

Campus selection

Other than campus recruitment

Entrepreneurship/Self-employment

30. Details of Infrastructural facilities

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a)

Library :We have separate seminar library for our UG students with 1200 books.

b)

Internet facilities for Staff & Students :

Department has its own desk top facility & laptop facility

Internet facilities for the students prevails in college library & computer centre

c)

Class rooms with ICT facility : NA

d)

Laboratories : NA
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31. Number of students receiving financial assistance from college, university, government
or other agencies :
Name of the Scholarship

No. of Student

Special Financial Assistance given by Students Welfare Committee of LBC

22

West Bengal Minority Development Finance Corporation (WBMDFC)

32. Details on student enrichment programmes (special lectures / workshops / seminar) with
external experts :
Seminar/ worksop/special lecture

Title & Date

Speaker

Special Lecture

Adhunik Bangla Chotogalpo


4.2.2009

Prof. Sumita Chakraborty

Seminar

Kavyasaili 1.9.2009

Dr. Swarajbrata Sengupta

Kabi sammelan

21.2.2011

Subodh Sarkar
Sebanti Ghosh
Prabal Basu

Workshop

Literature & film : Exploring


inter relationship 7.9.2011

Shamik Bandyopadhyay
Suman Mukhopadhyay
Someswar Bhowmik
Nitish Mukhopadhyay
Prof. Gopa Dutta

Seminar

Bangla chotogalper
bibartan 21.2.2012

Pracheta Gupta

Seminar

Janma sardhasata barshe


Dwijendralal Roy 9.12.2013

Dr. Shampa Bhattacharya


Dr. Debasish Roy Chowdhury

Seminar

Barabhasa O choto
bhasa 21.2.2014

Dr. Ram Kr. Mukhopadhyay

33. Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning :

Teachers are using audio gadgets to assist the teaching learning process

Visuals are also being used as and when necessary

34. Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities :


Approximately 60 Students of the Department participated sincerely in NSS activities.
Students of the department staying in Hostel participate in the teaching of underprivileged
slum dwellers in the night school.

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35. SWOC analysis of the department and Future plans


SWOC:
DEPARTMENT OF BENGALI

STRENGTH
Dedicated teachers with high academic standard
Development of the student through cultural & extra
curricular activities
Well stocked seminar library
Recently approved PG course to be started from
current academic session
Good teacher:student ratio

WEAKNESS
In-sufficient built in space for class room
No administrative staff to handle administrative
work of the department
No departmental fund for small recurring expenses
of the department

OPPORTUNITY
Well organized seminars & workshop enlightens
students about the subject in a multifaceted fashion
Teachers are engaged in various research work and
publish their research articles regularly in peer
reviewed journals

S-O STRATEGIES
Upgrading one classroom each, dedicated for UG
and PG respectively, with multimedia facilities to
enhance the quality of teaching using audio-visual
aids
Computers have been installed for administrative
and academic work of the department
Interactive sessions are regularly held after seminars

W-O STRATEGIES
After following C.U. syllabi for two years, the
department will gain eligibility to frame its own
PG syllabi and curriculum maintaining desired
standard.
New building under construction will provide ample
space to the department for future expansion
Applying to Government for sanction of nonteaching post.

CHALLENGE
Limited freedom in deploying innovative teaching
methods due to syllabus and time constraints arising
from the (1+1+1) examination system adopted by
the University of Calcutta.
Being a government Institution there is little
freedom in obtaining non-teaching staff for smooth
running of UG & PG course in the department

S-C STRATEGIES
Opening of the PG course will resolve certain issues
pertaining to the department in the following
manner:
Research work will get new dimension and most
of the teachers will take the initiative of guiding
research fellows under them.
The self-financing PG course will reduce the
fund crisis of the department to a large extent
which shall be utilized and subsequently audited.
University of Calcutta has recommended the
appointment of administrative staff.

W-C STRATEGIES
Despite the limited infrastructure the teachers are
using audio visual gadgets as far as possible, for
teaching-learning process.
Special classes are held to complete syllabus within
the short time schedule available in addition to
tutorial classes.

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Annexure-I to Department of Bengali


Details of Publication
Lady Brabourne College Journal vol -1, 2010 kolkata (National)
1.

Badal Sarkarer 'Baki Itihas` : Gathansailir anannyata - Dr. Purabi Biswas (Ghosh)

2.

Sardha- Satabdir Chhera Smriti : Banga Rangamancher Abhinetrikul, Smt. Mahasweta


Mukhopadhyay

3.

Rabindra-natake Raja Charitra : Dr. Swati Dutta

4.

Bhasahin Jibaner Asfuta Bedana : Dr. Sima Ghosh

5.

Unis sataker samaik patra sampadanai Banga Mahila : Dr. Arpita Bhattacharya

PROF. GOPA DUTTA


Book:
1.

Kathar Alinde Galpo, Ebong Mushaira, 2007

2.

Upanyasa path Prasange, Ababhas, 2007

Book Chapter (with ISSN/ISBN numbers)


1.

"Biral Bhasar Ashirbani Rabindranath O Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, korak,


Rabindranath O Bibhinna Bharatiya Byaktitwa, Boimela 2011

2.

Dampatyer Sukh Asukh Rabindranather Upannyash, Ebang Mushayera, Kathakobid


Rabindranath. March 2011

3.

Nalinir kane Ali kahe gunjaria (Madhusudan Datta) Aharnish, 2011

4.

Chandalika O Shyama, Bouddha Kahinir Narir Natun Nirman, Karunaghana Dharanite


karo kalankashyn, Edt Shimul Barna, Bangladesh Bouddha Academy, 2011

5.

Galpaguchher kayekti galpo : Anya Path, Rabindranath, Parikatha, 2011

6.

Oliver Twister sange kichukshan, Charles Dickens bishesh sankhya, Ebong Mushaira,
2012

7.

Kulinism in Bengal, The Aligarh Historians Society, Edt. Irfan Habib, Indian History
Congress, Mumbai, 2012

8.

Maitreya Jatak : Ekti Samay, ananta Samay, Upanyas Sankhya, Ebong Mushira, 2012

9.

Sonali Duksha: Aparup ekti gadyagatha, Sunil Gangopadhyay smaran O Boimela sankhya,
2012

10. Parichita janatar saranite ami agantuk, Parikatha, 2012


11. Galper Jadukar Bhalobasar Galpo, Narendranath Mitra Sankhya, Ujagar, 2013
12. Rabindranather Swadesh Kichu bhabna, Siksha Sarathi Rabindranath, Edt. Kartick
Chandra Mondal, Tamralipta Mahavidyalaya, 2013
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13. Putuler hate Putul ebong Manik Anwesha, Edt. Swasti Mandal Akshra Prakashani, 2013
14. Kafkar Durgn : bipanna Astitwer kampan, Frantz Kafka Bishesh sankhya, ebong Mushaira,
2013
15. Ajgubi noi ajgubi noi satyikarer katha, Autumn Annual, Presidency Alumni Association
2012-2013.
16. Rabindranath Tagore A minded genious International seminar, organized by I.C.C.R Indian
Consulate General, Perth & Murdoch University, perth Australia, 7-8 May, 2012 concept
Paper, Presentation of Paper, chairing one session
Book Chapter (with out ISSN/ISBN)
1.

Ramapada Chowdhury r chotogalpo, Ujagar, Ramapada Choudhury Sankhya

2.

Mantor bhaiarta darshan, Dibaratriri kabya, Sadat Hossain Manto Sankhya

3.

Jyortimoyee Devi : Tar Jibansilpo, Subhasree Patrika

4.

Panchkari De-r Rahasyalok, Milemishe Patrika

SMT. MAHASWETA MUKHERJEE


Book
1.

A Book of poems named Bikele Joyar Ase published on January 2010 from Ebong
Mushayera.

2.

A Book of translation in Bengali from Vietnami Poet Huu Suns eminent book Can you
remember Still published on January 2006

Book Chapter (with out ISSN/ISBN)


1.

Poems, articles, short stories published in contemporary little magazines and journals
such as Proma, Jignasha, Bhashabandhan, Anubad Patrika, Krittibash, Lady
Brabourne College Journals, Womens Sahhayog ( 9th and 10th Volume ).

2.

Translation of some poems from Hindi Literature such as Gulab Khandelwals Batsayan,
Augneyas, Bimal Laths, Ramesh Pandeys etc

DR. SWATI DATTA


Book Chapter (with out ISSN/ISBN)
1.

Putulnacher Itikatha : Bastabatar Prasanga - Kathak 1st Year 1st Edition 2008

DR. SIMA GHOSH


Book Chapter (with out ISSN/ISBN)
1.

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Abol-Tabol e Natukepona - Amra Sahajatri - issue no May-June 2009.

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Book:
1.

"Mahabidroher Ekti Dushprapya Upanyas O Anyanya - Bangiya Sahitya Samsad, 2012,


ISBN9789382012566

Book Chapter (with ISSN/ISBN numbers)


1.

"Mahasweta Devir Prakriti Bhabana - Ekaler Raktakarabi 34, issue, October 2008. Editor
Pradip Bhattacharya ISSN No 0972-0006

2.

"Chaya Darpane Mahasweta - Ebong Mushayera, 2011.ISBN 9789381170281

3.

"Anushandhane Mahasweta - Ebong Mushayera, August 2012, ISBN 9789381170519

4.

Prakritike chena Mahasweta Devir chokhe, Communique, vol-2, academic journal oF


Durgapora Govt. College, Edt by Dr. Suvra Kumar Mukhopadhyay, ISSN -0973-8584

5.

Kaliprasanna Singha o 1857 er mahabidroh, Ajker Bodhan, Sep-Oct 2008, Edt by Basudeb
Mandal, Hindusthan Cables Burdwan, ISSN 0871-5819

6.

Dharsita sisu : Samajik nirapatta, Manabadhikar o Bangla Sahitya, Manabadhikar : Nana


prasanga, Edt. By Anjan Bandyopadhyay, Ramananda College, Bishnupur, June 2012,
ISBN 971-81-921246-0-5

Book Chapter (with out ISSN/ISBN)


1.

Peshar Chokhe Chokh Rakha Ek Lekhak O Tar Ekti Golpo Samiksha - Communique
Vol. 1, Number 2, 2007. Academic journal of Durgapore Govt. College

2.

"Bangla Maha Bidrohamulak Duti Upanyas - Ekti Tulanamulak Paryabekshan


Adwitiya, Sharodiya Sankhya, October 2009.

3.

"Sabitri Royer Antahsalila - Golpo Charcha, Edt. By Ujjal Kumar Majumdar, Bangiya
Sahitya Samsad, 2008

4.

Madhurilatar galpo nari niryatan prasange, News Letter, Womens studies Centre, Lady
Brabourne College

DR. ARPITA BHATTACHARYA


Book:
1.

Sudhindra Nath Datta O Bishnu De : Gadya manan Gadya riti, December 2005, Pustak
bipani, Kolkata -9

Book Chapter (with ISSN/ISBN numbers)


1.

Prem O Nisarger Manas Bhraman : Prakriti O paryatan, Bihran, 2nd year, 1st issue, January
2008, Edt, by Shamik Roy & Sikha Basu, Kolkata 47, ISSN 0974-2573

2.

Satso Pahar tinti nadir rupkatha O banchito Manusher katha, Bihran, 2nd year, 2nd issue,
July 2008, Edt, by Shamik Roy & Sikha Basu, Kolkata 47, ISSN 0974-2573

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3.

Anubader Rajniti : Rajnitir Anubad, Bhorai, 1st year, January 2008, Edt, by Shamik Roy
& Sikha Basu, Kolkata 47, ISSN 0974-2565

4.

Akhyan rachanar annya bhuban : Bangla Kathasahitye Prantajiban, Bhorai, 2nd year,
January 2009, Edt, by Shamik Roy & Sikha Basu, Kolkata 47, ISSN 0974-2565

5.

Bharatiya Sthapatye mithun bhaskarja : Ruptirtha Khajuraho, Bihran, 3rd year, 2nd issue,
July 2010 Edt by Shamik Roy & Sikha Basu, Kolkata 47, ISSN 0974-2573

6.

Aranyanibir MadhyaPradesh : Ekti Parikrama, Bihran, 3rd year, 2nd issue, July 2010, Edt
by Shamik Roy & Sikha Basu, Kolkata 47, ISSN 0974-2573

7.

Bharater Belabhumi Parikrama : Tathya sandhanir drishtite, Bihran, 2nd year, 2nd issue,
July 2009, Edt by Shamik Roy & Sikha Basu, Kolkata 47, ISSN 0974-2573

8.

Oupanibeshikatar Parinam : Upanayse uttaraner sanjibani barta, , Bhorai, 3rd year, January
2010, Edt, by Shamik Roy & Sikha Basu, Kolkata 47, ISSN 0974-2565

9.

Koch Behar : Rajsaharer oitizza Rajbariri chetana, Bihran, 3rd year, 1st issue, January
2010 Edt by Shamik Roy & Sikha Basu, Kolkata 47, ISSN 0974-2573

10. Rabindra bhabnai Nari : Pragati O Bidroher Pratimurti, , Bhorai, 4th year, January 2011,
Edt, by Shamik Roy & Sikha Basu, Kolkata 47, ISSN 0974-2565
11. Mandirmay Chhatisgarh : Anusandhanir Drishtite, Bihran, 4th year, 1st issue, January
2011, Edt by Shamik Roy & Sikha Basu, Kolkata 47, ISSN 0974-2573
12. Bharatiya Charu O Karu Silper Pithasthan Andhra Pradesh, Bihran, 4th year, 2nd issue,
July, 2011, Edt by Shamik Roy & Sikha Basu, Kolkata 47, ISSN 0974-2573
13. Bharatiya Nrityakalar dharai Uttarpurba Bharater Nrityasaili, Bihran, 5th year, 2nd issue,
July, 2012 Edt by Shamik Roy & Sikha Basu, Kolkata 47, ISSN 0974-2573
14. Bharate Dalit Rajniti O Vivekanander sudra jagaran, Bhorai, 5th year, January 2012, Edt,
by. Shamik Roy & Sikha Basu, Kolkata 47, ISSN 0974-2565
15. Biggyan, Rabindranath, Krishi Biggyan O Pallisanskar, Rabindranath O samakalin
Prasanga `, 1st pub Feb 2012, Edt by Dr. Tapas Kr. Bhattacharya & Imanul Haque, Kolkata.
ISBN 978-81-921083-4-6
16. Bangla Upanayase Deshbhag : Atit smritir nichak bisadmai barnana, Partitrion Literature
: Memory & inheritance of Self, 10th feb, 2014, Kolkata, ISBN 978- 93- 82112-11-2
Book Chapter (with out ISSN/ISBN)
1.

Rabindra juger kayekjan kabi, Korak Sahitya Patrika, prak sarad sankhya, Edt. By Tapas
Bhowmik, May- August, 2007, Kolkata

2.

Chitrangada O Debjani : Triptihin Prem OAsahishnu Kamanar duti Alekhya, Natya Katha,
14th year, 18th vol, Edt. By Soumitra Lahiri, March 2010, Kolkata

3.

Rabindranather Nari : Bidroho O Pragatir Pratimurti, Kuruksehtra, Gitanjali sankhya,


edt.by Sujan Gupta 2012, Kolkata

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Book
1.

Sharat Chandrer Pallisamaj : Samaj Bastabatar Shilparup - Ratnabali, 2008.

Book Chapter (with out ISSN/ISBN)


1.

Brata Katha : Ethics and Aspiration Around Bengali Women - Victorian Journal of Arts,
2007.

2.

Vaishnavism In Bengal and Shri Chaitanya - Victorian Journal of Arts, 2008

3.

Dasharathi Rayer Krishnakathar Radha O Krishna Victorian Journal of Arts, 2009.

4.

"Chandrabatir Ramayan : Bismritapray Adhyay - Dash Diganta, 2009

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EVALUATIVE REPORT OF
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
1.

Name of the Department : English

2.

Year of Establishment: 1939

3.

Names of Programmes/Courses offered (UG,PG,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Integrated Masters;


Integrated Ph.D.,etc.) :

UG: B.A. Honours (English)

PG: M.A.in English Literature

4.

Names of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments/units involved: NA

5.

Annual/semester/choice based credit system (programme wise):

B.A Honours : Annual Examination (Part I , II, & III) under the University of Calcutta

M.A. : Semester system under Autonomous PG Course run by the college in


association with the University of Calcutta

The M. A. Mark sheet has provisions for marks & letter based credit system to enable
students to apply
6.

Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments:


Faculty members of this Department teach, set questions and evaluate scripts of the
Womens Studies Course, an interdisciplinary component of the B. A. Arts programme
run by the University of Calcutta.

7.

Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc.:A


Module on Text and Their Visual Representation, part of the M.A. Course in English
Literature is to be launched in collaboration with the Satyajit Ray Film & Television
Institute. Preliminary talks are under way.

8.

Details of courses/programmes discontinued (if any) with reasons: Nil

9.

Number of Teachingposts
Sanctioned

Filled

Professors

AssociateProfessors

Asst.Professors

All base posts are Assistant Professors post, upgraded by CAS

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10. Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, specialization, (D.Sc./D.Litt./Ph.D./


M.Phil.etc.,)
Name

Qualification Designation Specialization

No. of years
of experience

No. of Ph.D.
Students guided for
the last 4 years
3 Ph.D [ongoing];
4 M. Phil

Prof Sanjukta Das

Ph. D

Professor

Gender; Indian
Writing in
English;
Translation

27

Dr. Indrani
Choudhuri Dutt

Ph. D

Associate
Professor

T. S. Eliot:
Modernism
and Post
modernism

27

Dr. Parna Ghose

M. Phil,
Ph. D

Associate
Professor

T. S. Eliot ;
Womens
Travel
Narratives

26

Madhumita Barua

M. Phil.

Asst.
Professor

Popular
Literature

Dr. Paramita
Chaudhuri

M.Phil.,
Ph. D

Asst.
Professor

Nonsense
Literature

Monalisa Jha

M.A.

Asst.
Professor

Teachers transferred or retired between the period1st March 2006 to 31st March 2013
Dr. Anasuya Guha
*Promoted and
transferred in
Jan 2011

Ph, D

Associate
Professor

Shakespeare

27
years now

Dr. Sabita
Majumder
*Retired in July 2011

Ph.D

Associate
Professor

American
Literature

29
at the time
of retirement

M.Phil

Associate
Professor

Womens
Travel
Narratives;
War Poetry

24
years now

M.Phil;
Ph.D

Assistant
Professor

Victorian
Culture
Studies

11
years now

Sujata Bhattacharya
*Transferred in
Feb 2012

Dr. Sanmita Ghosh


*Transferred in
Feb 2012

11. List of senior visiting faculty:

274

1.

Dr. Sabita Majumder, Former Head of Dept. Lady Brabourne College

2.

Prof. Ashok Sengupta, University of Kalyani

3.

Dr. Chandreyee Niyogi, Jadavpur University

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4.

Dr. Sudeshna Kar Barua, Gokhale College

5.

Dr. Srimanti Chowdhuri, S.A. Jaipuria College

6.

Dr. Ralla Guha Niyogi, Basanti Devi College

7.

Dr. Gargi Gangopadhyay, Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidya Bhavan

8.

Dr. Sudeshna Dutta Choudhury, Senior Research Fellow, Jadavpur University

9.

Dr. Swati Mukherji, Gurudas College

10. Dr. Subhojit Sengupta, Vidyasagar University


11. Dr. Anindita Chatterjee, Sanskrit College
12. Smt. Anushila Bhattacharyya, Bidhannagar Govt. College
13. Smt. Mau Chattopadhyay, S.A. Jaipuria College
14. Sri Kushal A Biswas, Womens Christian College
15. Sri Debashish Lahiri, Lalbaba College, Belur
16. Smt. Nilanjana Basu, Research Scholar, Jadavpur University
17. Smt. Sonali Sarkar, Khidderpore College
18. Smt. Uma Biswas, East Calcutta Girls College
19. Smt. Debapriya Basu, Senior Research Fellow, Jadavpur University
20. Smt. Parama Basu, Junior Research Fellow, Jadavpur University
21. Smt. Paramita Datta, Gobardanga Hindu College
22. Smt. Monami Mukherjee, Panihati Mahavidyalaya
23. Sri Ramit Samaddar, Jadavpur University
24. Sri Pinaki De, Raja Peary Mohan College, Uttarpara
25. Smt. Godhuli Goswami, Asst. Editor, Sahitya Akademi
12. Percentage of lectures delivered and practical classes handled (programme wise)by
temporary faculty: None at the UG level;
2012

2013

33% *

38% *

* At the PG level Guest Faculty have taken the classes indicated above :

13. Student-Teacher Ratio (programme wise)


Total No. of Students

Ratio

UG

91

15.1:1

PG

42

1.3:1

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14. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff; sanctioned and
filled: Nil
15. Qualifications of teaching faculty with DSc/D.Litt/Ph.D/MPhil/PG.: Present permanent
faculty shown in table below:
Serial
No.

Name of Faculty

Qualifications

Prof Sanjukta Das

Ph. D

Dr. Indrani Choudhuri Dutt

Ph. D

Dr. Parna Ghose

Madhumita Barua

Dr. Paramita Chaudhuri

Monalisa Jha

M. Phil, Ph. D
M. Phil.
M.Phil., Ph. D
M.A.

16. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) National, b) International funding
agencies and grants received : *Cited below are completed projects
Name of Faculty

Title of Project

Dr. Parna Ghose &


Smt. Sujata
Bhattacharya

The Other Journey:


UGC[PHW-068/06-07 Rs. 1,00,000/An Exploration into
(ERO) dated15/1/07]
the World and Self. A
study on the travel
narratives by women
writers in the 19th
century, both Indian
and British

2007-09

Dr. Indrani
Choudhuri Dutt

The Role of Lady


Brabourne College in
Educating the Minority
Woman and its Impact
on the Emancipation
and Empowerment of
the Woman in Bengal.

2013

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Funding Agency

Grant Received

Under IQAC and the


Rs. 4,00,000/Woman Studies Centre,
Lady Brabourne
College, jointly funded
by the Higher
Education Department,
Govt of West Bengal
No. 227 (Sanc)-EH/P/
CG/4C-63/2013,
dt. 6th Sept, 2013

Period

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17. Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST;UGC, DBT, ICSSR,etc.andtotal


grantsreceived:Nil
18. ResearchCentre/facilityrecognizedbytheUniversity
19. Publications:
Name of the
Teacher

No. of
papers
Nat/Int

Prof. Sanjukta Das

No. of
publications
listed in
Int. Data
base

Mono
Graphs

Chap.
In
Books

4 Natio- One essay


14
2
nal; 3 in a mono- chapters Authored
Interna
graph in Books
and 1
tional
with
Edited;
ISBN No.

Dr. Indrani
Choudhuri Dutt

Dr. Parna Ghose

Smt Madhumita Barua

Dr. Paramita
Chaudhuri

Books
Edited

Books
with
ISSN/
ISBN
No.

Citation
Index

SNIP

SJR

Impact
factor

H-Index

1-jointly
authored

Publications by Faculty now transferred or Retired


Dr. SabitaMajumder

Dr. AnasuyaGuha

Smt. SujataBhattacharya

Dr. Sanmita Ghosh

1 Edited

A detailed list of publication per faculty up to 2013 is given in the Annexure I


20. Areas of consultancy and income generated:
PROF. SANJUKTA DAS
1.

Was inducted as Member, Scientific Committee, ICSSR, JNU Conference on Gender


Studies & Expanding Horizons of Inter/Trans-Culturality'

2.

Was invited as Resource Person at the following Refresher Courses organized by the
Department of English, University of Calcutta in collaboration with the Academic Staff
College, University of Calcutta
a.

The Wide Sargasso Sea: journey of a text at the XVII Refresher Course in English
Twentieth Century: Literary and Cultural Contexts on 20th Nov 2010.

b.

Elsewhere during the English Renaissance, at the XV Refresher Course in English


on Renaissance Western and Indian, during Nov 5-26,2008.

c.

Early Indian Poetry in English at the XIV Refresher Course in English, on Indian
Writing in Translation and New Literatures in English, Feb-March 2008.

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DR. INDRANI CHOUDHURI DUTT :


1.

Offered her expertise on NAAC evaluation as IQAC Coordinator to teachers of district


Colleges in West Bengal in the Academic Staff College, C.U. in 2012.

2.

Offered her expertise on the relationship of literature and mythology for widening the
scope of Visual Representation to aspiring directors and technicians of the Satyajit Ray
Film and Television Institute, (SRFTI), An Academic Institute of the Ministry of I & B,
Government of India, Panchasayar, Kolkata, at SRFTI Kolkata on 26th January, 2013.

3.

Offered her expertise on Modern Aesthetics to enrich Associate and Assistant Professors
of Jain Viswa Bharati Institute, (Deemed University), Ladnun, Dist. Nagaur, Rajasthan,
website:www.JVBI.ac.in in June 2013.

Peer Review
1.

Invited to act as Peer Reviewer by the B.P. Poddar Institute of Management and
Technology,137, V.I.P Road, Kolkata, India, December 2013-Jan 2014.
M.Phil Examiner for Department of English, Jadavpur University.

21. Faculty as members in


a)

National committees b) International Committees c)Editorial Boards.

Prof. Sanjukta Das

1. Member, Scientific Committee, ICSSR, JNU Conference on gender


Studies& Expanding Horizons of Inter/Trans-Culturality
2. Jadavpur University Society for American Studies

Dr. Indrani Choudhuri Dutt

1. Jadavpur University Society for American Studies

Dr. Paramita Chaudhuri

1. Shakespeare Society of Eastern India

22. Student projects:


a)

Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including inter-departmental/


programme:
i)

100% students of the M.A. programme write a dissertation and Term Papers as
mandatory Course work

ii) 100% students of the Undergraduate programme in English Honours do a project


on Environmental Science as mandatory Course work
b)

Percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution


i.e. in Research laboratories/Industry/ other agencies: Nil

23. Awards/Recognitions received by faculty and students

278

Dr. Parna Ghosh was invited to present a paper titled An Other Odyssey : an
Indian Perspective at the Oxford Travel, Culture Seminal Series & Oxford Centre
for Life Writing hosted seminar on Navigating Networks: Women, Travel and Female
Communities, held at Wolfston College, Oxford on 4.10.2013

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Dr. Anasuya Guha received Charles Wallace India Trust Award on May 2005

Dr. Sanmita Ghosh received Charles Wallace India Trust Award on May-June, 2004

Dr. Indrani Choudhuri Dutt received British Council Visitorship Award on 1990

Students of the Department have performed exceptionally well at inter college


competitions bringing home trophies in Drama, Western Vocal, Cartoon, AdSpoofs at Quest 2007

Swati Moitra, a Third Year Honours student was selected to read a paper on
Breaking the Mould: Gender, Genre, Representation at the Inter-University
Students Seminar organized by the Centre for Advanced Studies in English, at
the Faculty of Arts, Jadavpur University held on 31.3.2006 and 1.4.2006.

24. List of eminent academicians and scientists/visitors to the department:


Sr.
No.

Name

Affiliation

1.

Prof. Krishna Sen

Professor Calcutta University and Leverhulme


Visiting Professor, University of Leeds

2.

Prof. Amitava Ray

Professor, Rabindra Bharati University and Founder


President of Shakespeare Society of Eastern India

3.

Prof. Supriya Chaudhuri

Professor, Jadavpur University

4.

Prof. Malabika Sarkar

Jadavpur University

5.

Prof. Rimi B Chatterjee

Jadavpur University

6.

Prof. Sati Chatterjee

Jadavpur University

7.

Prof. Subir Dhar

Rabindra Bharati University

N.B. : The eminent scholars mentioned above visited during 2008-2014

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25. Seminars/Conferences/Workshops organized & the source offunding


a) National :
Topic

Speaker

Funding Agency

Date

Post-colonialism

Prof. Krishna Sen,


Professor Calcutta University
and Leverhulme Fellow

Department of English

29th April, 2014

The Tempest & the Globe

Prof. Amitava Ray,


Professor, Rabindra Bharati
University and Founder
President of Shakespeare
Society of Eastern India

Mondalika Banerji
Memorial Fund

27th Nov,2013

Workshop on Literary Texts Sri Biren Das Sharma,


and Visual Transformations Asst. Professor, Satyajit Ray
Film and Television Institute

UGC CPE grant

14th and 15th


September 2011

Workshop on Literary Texts Sri Biren Das Sharma,


and Visual Transformations Asst. Professor, Satyajit Ray
Film and Television Institute

UGC CPE grant

14th and 15th


September 2011

Death in Tragedy

Prof Supriya Chaudhuri


Professor,Jadavpur University

Mondalika Banerji
Memorial Fund

19th Sept, 2012

Romantic Poetry

Prof. Malabika Sarkar,


Jadavpur University

Department of English

9th Dec, 2009

Victorian Poetry

Prof. Rimi B Chatterjee,


Jadavpur University

Modernism and Modernity


in English Literature

Prof. Sati Chatterjee

Department of English

28th March, 2008

Dynamics of Drama in
Many Speakers
Classical & Modern
Languages: An Exploration

UGC in collaboration
with the six Language
Departments of the
College

3rd Sept & 9th


Sept,2008

Mahesh Dattani and Drama

Department of English

3rd Oct, 2007

b)

280

Prof. Subir Dhar, Rabindra


Bharati University

International: Nil

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26. Student profile programme/coursewise:


Nameofthe Course/
programme
(refer question no. 4)

Applications
received

Selected
*M

Enrolled
*F

B. A. Hons (entry year 2007)

1094

B. A. Hons (entry year 2008)

Pass
percentage

30

Nil

27

70%

1234

30

Nil

22

77%

B. A. Hons (entry year 2009)

1268

30

Nil

22

68%

B. A. Hons (entry year 2010)

1363

30

Nil

17

100%
in 2013

M.A. (entry year 2009)

Data not
available

69

Nil

15(6 dropped)

60%

M.A. (entry year 2010)

164

80

Nil

24 (10 dropped)

58%

M.A. (entry year 2011)

131

131

Nil

17(8 dropped)

53%

PG

*M=Male *F=Female

27. Diversity of Students


Name of the Course

% of students from
the samestate

% of students from
other States

% of students
from abroad

B.A. Honours 2006-09 batch

100%

Nil

Nil

B.A. Honours 2007-10 batch

93%

7%

Nil

B.A. Honours 2008-11 batch

100%

Nil

Nil

B.A. Honours 2009-12 batch

95.5%

4.5%

Nil

B.A. Honours 2010-13 batch

88%

12%

Nil

B.A. Honours 2011-14 batch

100%

Nil

Nil

B.A. Honours 2012-15 batch

100%

Nil

Nil

B.A. Honours 2013-16 batch

97%

3%

Nil

2009-11

100%

Nil

Nil

2010-12

93%

7%

Nil

2011-13

100%

Nil

Nil

2012-14

100%

Nil

Nil

2013-15

100%

Nil

Nil

M.A.

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28. How many students have cleared national and state competitive examinations such as
NET, SLET, GATE, Civilservices, Defense services, etc.?
NET:

3 from 2004-07 UG batch;

1 from 2005-8 batch;

4 from the 2006-09 UG batch ;

2 from 2007-10 batch;

1 from 2009-11 PG batch.

Total 11 have qualified NET

29. Student progression


Student progression

Against % enrolled

UG to PG

2004-07 batch, 21 MAs, 3 MBAs, 1 PGDBM


2007-10 batch : 22%
2009 batch : 36%
2010 batch : 65%

PG to M.Phil.

3 from 2004-07 batch


1 from 2005-08 batch
2 from 2006-09 batch
2 from UG 2007-10 batch

PG to Ph.D.

N. A

Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral

N. A.

Employed
Campusselection
Other than campus recruitment

None through campus selection; N. A

Entrepreneurship/Self-employment

30. Details of Infrastructural facilities


a)

282

Library

The Department has received a total of Rs. 2,04,000/- under Development


Grant for the years from 2007-8 to 2013-14. It has purchased books worth Rs.
1,99,994/-for the undergraduate and post- graduate courses out of this.

It has also purchased books worth Rs. 4022/- out of the UGC X1th Plan
allocation.

Apart from the College Central Library there are two seminar libraries__ one
for the UG students and one for PG students. These libraries are curated by the
faculty and run with the active participation of the students.

In keeping with the demand of technological upgradation the department has


started a project called the E- Library. It is a collection of digitized books,
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articles and research materials stored in the departmental computer which could
be accessed by the PG students. Students use the E-Library for downloading
texts and research material.
b)

c)

d)

Internet facilities for Staff & Students

Internet is available for the faculty in the Department Staff Room as well as the
General Staff Room.

The students access the internet from the College Library.

In order to use the e-library PG students access the internet from the PG staff
room of the Department.

Class rooms with ICT facility

The PG classrooms are equipped to show films and power point presentations.

The Department has a movable film viewing facility.

Laboratories Not applicable for a literature department

31. Number of students receiving financial assistance from college, university, government
or other agencies; Nil
32. Details on student enrichment programmes (special lectures/workshops/seminar) with
external experts :

The Department organized a special lecture on The Tempest and the Globe by
noted academic and Shakespearean Theatre specialist Prof. Amitava Roy, in
collaboration with the Alumni Association of Lady Brabourne College and funded
by Mondalika Banerji Memorial Fund on 27th Nov., 2013.

The Department organized a special lecture on 'Death in Tragedy' Prof. Supriya


Chaudhuri, Professor, Jadavpur University funded by Mondalika Banerji Memorial
Fund on 19th Sept, 2012

Postgraduate students participated in a Workshop on Literary Texts and Visual


transformations with resource person Sri Biren Das Sharma, Asst. Professor, Satyajit
Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata, with UGC CPE grant on 14th and 15th
September 2011

Students of 1st Year Honours attended a talk on 18th Century Drama by Prof. Praloy
Deb at Rani Birla college organized by the English Study Centre, Kolkata on 6th
Dec, 2013

Students of 1st Year Honours attended a talk on Gender and Post-colonialism by


Dr. Arpita Mukhopadhyay at St. Pauls College on 12th Feb 2014.

Students of 2nd year Honours participated in a seminar on The Life of a text: Pride
and Prejudice 200 years after held at AJC Bose College on April 2013

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Students of the PG section are preparing to present papers on Shakespeare in May


2014. Each paper will be followed by interaction with other students as well as the
faculty.

The Department has organized a Lecture on Post-colonialism to be delivered by


Prof. Krishna Sen, Professor Calcutta University and Leverhulme Visiting Professor,
Leeds University, on 29th April, 2014

The Department organized a special lecture on Romantic Poetry by Prof. Malabika


Sarkar, Jadavpur University Department of English on 9th Dec, 2009

The Department organized a special lecture on Victorian Poetry by Prof. Rimi B.


Chatterjee, Jadavpur University on 9th Dec, 2009

The Department organized a special lecture on Modernism and Modernity in English


Literature Prof. Sati Chatterjee Department of English, Jadavpur University, on
28th March, 2008

The Department organized a Seminar on Dynamics of Drama in Classical & Modern


Languages: An Explorationfunded by the UGC in collaboration with the six
Language Departments of the College on 3rd Sept, & 9th Sept, 2008

The Department ran Language Improvement classes from 2006-2008 for students
from all disciplines in the college who were backward in English Language skills.
In 2008 the programme was adopted by the Remedial Course of the College as the
Department began preparations for opening it's autonomous PG programme

The Department organized a special lecture on Mahesh Dattani and Drama by


Prof. Subir Dhar, Rabindra Bharati University on 3rd Oct, 2007

Students and Teachers attended a British Council commissioned Indo-UK production,


a performance of A Midsummer Nights Dream directed by Tim Supple, with a multilanguage production with an all Indian and Sri Lankan cast at the Tollygunge Club
, Kolkata on 29th April, 2006

33. Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning

284

At the UG level, students are taught through: regular lectures, Seminar lectures,
Tutorials, and written assignments.

There is a dense routine of constant evaluation through Class Tests and Mid- term
Tests and feedback.

Each term the faculty notes individual progression with the syllabus.

The Tutorial system helps the Department take note of students progress and needs
on a one-to-one basis.

Parent-Teacher meetings and consultations are held to provide holistic academic


and all-round development of the students.
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In addition students are encouraged to access libraries for print texts and online
sources for e-texts and journals.

At the PG level, subject area specialists from the Department as well as other
institutions are assigned lectures.

Films and other audio-visual screenings are an integral part of the methodology.

34. Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities Students
of the department are active in :
i)

ii)

The National Security Service (NSS) : 2011-13:

Riya Subba, an ST student of the Department has successfully completed the


rigorous 2 years of NSS during 2011-12, speaking to the women and children
of the adjoining slum at Gorachand Lane on Health and Hygiene, motivating
children to join the Night School run by the College Hostel, teaching at the
Night School, participating in Bio- diversity and Conservation Seminars, and
drives against Tobacco Consumption, Dengue , Malaria and Cikangunia, and
awareness drives on Breast Cancer, and Campus cleaning programmes and
Tree Plantation.

Nandini Basu attended the Special Camp during this term.

Similar activities were engaged in by the following students of the Department


over two years each:

2009-11: Sudeshna Basak, Ushashi Sardar, Madhurai Gangopadhyay, Shatabdi


Thakur, Ananya Shaw and Priyanka Misra.

2010-12 : Surabhi Jiwrajka

Students of the Department have been very proactive in Students Union activities
such as the College Fest where they conceive, plan, raise funds and organize a
mammoth cultural programme involving several colleges

iii) The Literary Secretary of the Students Union, every year is from the Department of
English. She is the Student Editor of the college magazine. She is responsible for
organizing debates and creative writing in both intra and inter -college competitions.
Students of the Department have also worked as Asst. General Secretary overseeing
all the activities of the Union

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35. SWOCanalysisofthedepartmentand Futureplans


SWOC:
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

STRENGTH
This is an old Department that has a good reputation
in the country and abroad and an illustrious list of
alumni.
An ideal mix of senior and young faculty, all of
whom are engaged in research and publication .
Specializations among present faculty is richly
diverse with little duplication
As part of a reputed government college it draws
the best and the brightest along with a good number
of students from underprivileged backgrounds.
The Masters Degree Course with an autonomous
academic syllabus and schedule has created scope
for originality and innovation besides making the
Department a hub of specializations from many
other institutions.
As part of an illustrious college the Department is
well equipped with a sound institutional
infrastructure
All processes such as admissions, Script evaluation
after class tests and mid -term tests are transparent
allowing for an error free process

WEAKNESS
As the college has grown along with its departments
adequate space has become a need.
Faculty strength is less than optimal
Administrative staff dedicated for this department
is required
The government embargo on recruitment of parttime faculty along with the annual increase in
student intake set by the University is a source of
pressure.

OPPORTUNITIES
The autonomous PG Course has opened up fresh
thinking in curriculum development, course
structuring and research training.
English Studies has undergone a radical change
globally and this Departments alumni list of the
last ten years shows how the students have been
able to leverage this as they have moved into careers
in teaching, journalism, advertisement and other
fields.

S-O STRATEGIES
English Studies at the undergraduate level can be
made more meaningful not only as a movement
towards further studies but also as a resource for
early employment or diversification to studies in
mass communication or management.
A collaboration with SRFTI is on the cards for
implementing the course on Film and Literature.

W-O STRATEGIES
The faculty has risen to the challenges and
optimized time and space allocation.
The faculty is constantly devising ways to overcome
the stretched teacher student ratio, as student intake
increases every year, by creating additional nodes
of interaction (online support) and organizing
lectures by visiting faculty.
The faculty constantly scouts for the best guest
faculty to enhance pedagogical inputs

CHALLENGES
Being a Government college recruitment and
transfer of teaching/non-teaching staff depends on
Government policies and process of filling up of
vacant posts or sanction of new posts is slow.
The Department does not have secretarial or
administrative staff for running the activities of its
autonomous PG Course.
Scope of orienting students towards higher studies
and research is limited due to time 99constraints.

S-C STRATEGIES
To train students for higher studies and research,
stress is laid at the PG level on imparting training
in research methodology through term papers and
dissertations.
At the UG level also, final year students, at times,
are made to do projects and write papers on topics
chosen from their syllabus.

W-C STRATEGIES
In the absence of secretarial or administrative staff
for its autonomous PG Course, the faculty has honed
multitasking skills to successfully complete
Semester system targets by investing more time as
well as devising optimal manpower utilization
processes.
The facultys strong managerial abilities and e-skills
are ensuring smooth running of the UG and PG
sections of the Department.

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Annexure-I to Department of English


PROF. SANJUKTA DAS
International Publications:
1.

Prof. Sanjukta Das : A Study of the Collapse of Ethics in Ian McEwans Amsterdam in
Perspectives on Booker Prize Winning Books of the World: Speculations and Observations,
Germany : Lambert Academic Publishing , 2013. ISBN 978-3-659-18779-7

2.

Prof. Sanjukta Das Developing Indigeneity as a Critical Tool in Post-colonial


TheoryIndia- UK Academic Network, 2005-6, Department of Postcolonial Studies,
University of Leeds &The Department of English, Calcutta University [article in
monograph]

3.

Prof. Sanjukta Das Mother Tongue / Aunty Tongue: Indian English Poetry in the Indian
Classroom in Colonial and Post- Colonial Perspectives: Text, Context, Intertext, Calcutta
University, 2007. ISBN:81 8211-029-7

Journal Articles
1.

Article entitled Shakespeares Sonnets 87 and 130: Readings in Pegasus Collection 5,


August 2011, 1SSN: 0975 8488

2.

Article entitled Uncracking India: Raja Raos Non-Duality in Journal of the Department
of English, Vol.XXXIV, Nos.1&2, University of Calcutta.2008 R.N 2598B

3.

Article entitled Rebirth of the Therigatha: Journey of the songs into an English
syllabus,Our Heritage: Vol.XLI, Parts 1&2, Kolkata: 2014. ISSN 0474-9030

4.

Article entitled From Self to Other: The Poetry of Kamala Das in Literature and
Criticism, the Journal of the Literary Society of India, Vol.5, No. 1. Calcutta, 2007.ISSN
0974-6021

*Chapter in Books
1.

A Study of the Collapse of Ethics in Ian McEwans Amsterdam in Perspectives on


Booker Prize Winning Books of the World: Speculations and Observations, Germany:
Lambert Academic Publishing , 2013. ISBN 978-3-659-18779-7

2.

Psychology, translation of Ashalata Singhas Manastatva, Tapati Gupta and Anil Acharya
(Eds.) The Other Voice: Selected Stories by Written by Bengali Women Writers. Kolkata
Anushtup, 2013.ISBN-978-93-82425-05-2

Rewriting the Underdog Narrative: a study of AravindAdigasThe White Tiger, in


Persepectives on AravindAdigas The White Tiger, Jaipur: Aadi Publications, 2012. ISBN
978-93-80902-72-2

4.

The Meaning and Method of History: European Experiences, Srobona Munshi, Ed.
Redefining Humanism : Selected Essays of D.P. Mukherji, New Delhi: Tulika Books,
2009. ISBN: 978-81-89487-62-1

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5.

Somerset Maugham: The Lotus Eater, Jayati Gupta (ed.) Narrative and Narration ,
Anthem Press, 2008. ISBN 978-1-84331-712-8

6.

Mother Tongue / Aunty Tongue: Indian English Poetry in the Indian Classroom in
Colonial and Post- Colonial Perspectives: Text, Context, Intertext, Calcutta University,
2007. ISBN:81 8211-029-7

7.

Researched, annotated and translated eight essays in Tapati Gupta (ed.) Bankim Chandras
Bangadarshan : selected essays in translation, Department of English, Calcutta University,
Kolkata : Das Gupta and Company Pvt. Ltd. 2007. . ISBN:81 8211-034-3 Titles of the
essays :
1.

Praceen O Adhunik Bharatbarsha; Pratham Parichhed : Swadhinata, Bhadra, 1280

2.

Dwitiyo Parichhed : Rajniti, Bhadra, 1280

3.

Praceena Ebong Nabeena, Baisakh, 1280

4.

Teen Rakam, Ashad 1281

5.

Bangabhumi Shasyashalini Boliya Ki Bangalir Durbhagyo, Asvin, 1280

6.

Banga Desher Krishak, Bhadra, 1279.

7.

Strijati in Samya, Kartik 1492.

8.

Jogendra Chandra Ghoshs Jatibhed, Asvin, 1280.

*Books with ISBN/ISSN numbers with details of publishers


1.

Reading and Writing Difference: Gender and Literature, Sanjukta Das Ed. Kolkata:
Manfakira, 2013. ISBN: 978-93-80542-56-0

2.

The Wife and the Beloved and Other Stories: Ashapurna Devi, Best of Fifty Years,
Translated by Sanjukta Das, New Delhi: Supernova Publishers 2013. ISBN: 978-8189930-58-5

Derozio to Dattani: Essays in Criticism, Sanjukta Das. Worldview, New Delhi,


2008.ISBN:81-86423-19-2

Paper Presented
1.

Early Indian Poetry in English UGC sponsored XIV Refresher Course in English, on
Indian Writing in Translation and New Literatures in English, organized by the Academic
Staff College & the Dept of English, Calcutta University, Feb-March 2008

2.

Elsewhere during the English Renaissance at the UGC sponsored XV Refresher Course
in English on Renaissance Western and Indian organized by the Academic Staff College
& the Dept of English, Calcutta University, Nov 5-26,2008

3.

The Wide Sargasso Sea : Journey of a Text at UGC sponsored XVII Refresher Course
in English Twentieth Century: Literary and Cultural Contexts organized by the Academic
Staff College & the Dept of English, Calcutta University, 20th Nov. 2010

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4.

Sylvia Plath, Post-Modernism and American Womens Poetry Seminar on PostModernism in American Literature and Art, organized by the Jadavpur University, Society
for American Studies, February 13, 2008

5.

The English Indian Poets National Symposium on Early Indian Writings in English:
Tagore and his Contemporaries Department of English & Other Modern European
Languages, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan in collaboration with Sahitya Akademi, 20-21
September 2008.

6.

Skirting History, Reinforcing Gender: The Pedagogy of Indian English Literature UGC
National Seminar on Scripting Their Own Stories : Indian Womens Writing in English,
Department of English and Other Modern European Languages, Visva Bharati,
Santiniketan, 24th Feb, 2007.

7.

The Emergence of Post Colonial Thought through Nationalist Formations in Nineteenth


Century Bengal. Bankim Chandras Bangadarshan and Toru Dutts English Writings.
M.Phil Lectures on Britain Bengal Interface presented at the University of Calcutta,
during 2007-08

8.

Prose as Social Vehicle: Margaret Fuller and Her Age Autumn Seminar on Other Spaces:
Non-fictional Prose-Writing in America organized by the Jadavpur University Society
for American Studies, (JUSAS) on 27th October 2010.

9.

Bangla to English, Bengali to Ingreji : Texts, Translators and the Implied Reader at the
International Conference, Connecting Cultures: Translation and Texts, organized by the
Department of English, University of Calcutta, under UGC DRS (SAP-III) Phase-II
programme on February 24th-26th 2010.

10. In Search of the Popular: Shakespeare, Sholay, and the Thakur from Bengal UGC
sponsored State Level Seminar on Popular Fiction : Cultural Artefact or Commercial
Product? organized by the Gour Mohan Sachin Mandal Mahavidyalay in collaboration
with The American Library, at the Lincoln Room, The American Library, Kolkata, 25th
March 2010
11. Indian English Literature : Post Rushdie at the UGC sponsored National Conference
on Locating New Indianness : A study of Contemporary Literature in English organized
by St. Pauls Cathedral Mission College in collaboration with City College of Commerce
and Business Administration on 2nd March 2012
INDRANI CHOUDHURI DUTT
State Level & National Level Peer Reviewed Journal Publications.
1.

Shilpo Samalachana, Samaj O Sri Samares Majumder, Abhijatri, Vol. 31, 2006, Pub in
Calcutta Book Fair by Abhijatri Prakashan, House no 47, Jiigachcha, Mudran Upnagari,
Howrah. (post 1st NAAC)

2.

The Gaming Principle: Modern Management and Shakespeares Antony and Cleopatra,
Peer Reviewed Journal, Words, Annual Edition 2006, pub. By the Department of English
( Morning), S.A. Jaipuria College, Kolkata. (post 1st NAAC)

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3.

Ekti Samparker Mrityu- Ingrezi Nature Literature-e Prakriti o Manush, Vol. 32, 2007,
Pub in Calcutta Book Fair by Abhijatri Prakashan,i House no 47, Jiigachcha, Mudran
Upnagari, Howrah.

4.

Translation of Sylvia Plaths The Arrival of the Bee Box and Tulips, JUSAS Newsletter
Vol. XI. No 3, 2008.

5.

The Suburban Garden: Eliots comic Vision & the Structure of Belief Published by the
Principal and IQAC of The Lady Brabourne College Journal, Vol 1, 2009-10.

6.

Translation of Poems by Sylvia Plath and Hart Crane in Translation, Transplantation,


Transcription: an Anthology of American Poetry in Bengali, Pub. By JUSAS ( Jadavpur
University Society for American Studies)-2010-2011- Chapters in Book.

7.

The Inheritance of Loss: T.S.Eliots American Escape and Legacy, JUSAS ( Jadavpur
University Society for American Studies), On-line Journal, 2013.

Books Edited
1.

The Lady Brabourne College Journal, Vol 1, 2009-10. Founder co- Editor and Executive
Publisher of the Research Journal of Lady Brabourne College , Kolkata.

Resource Person in State and National Level Seminars and Conferences.


1.

Presented Paper on Methodology and Challenges I translating Sylvia Plath in Workshop


on Translating American Literature, held in June 2008 at Jadavpur University, organized
by JUSAS.

2.

Presented The Inheritance of Loss: T.S.Eliots American Escape and Legacy, In National
Level seminar on Reconfiguring Modernism in the American Context, organized by
JUSAS at Jadavpur University, 23rd February, 2011.

3.

Presented Paper on Greek Myths: Exploring the Nature and Impact in Special National
Level Lecture, organized by the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, (SRFTI), An
Academic Institute of the Ministry of I & B, Government of India, Panchasayar , Kolkata,
at SRFTI Kolkata on 26th January, 2013.

4.

Presented Paper on Best Practices at Lady Brabourne College at National Level Conference
on Quality Assurance, Enhancement & Sustanibility in Higher Education organized by
IQAC J.D.Birla Institute (Autonomous), Kolkata, and NAAC on April 5th and 6th, 2013.

5.

Presented two-day Lecture series on The Aesthetics on Modernism in a National Level


Special Lecture series on Modern Western Aesthetics , organized by the South Calcutta
Jain Terapanthy Sabha, Kolkata at the Institute of the Terapanthy Sabha, Kolkata, in
June 2013.

6.

Presented Paper on The Dare and the Disturbance: Eliots Poetic Journey and the Nature
of Modernism, at the Special Lecture Series organized by the Department of English,
Basanti Devi College, Kolkata on 29th January, 2014.

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DR. PARNA GHOSE


Journal Articles
1.

Zenana Gaari : Travel Narratives by the Gendered Subaltern of Colonial India (jt.)
published in Women and Environment by the Womens Studies Centre of Chandernagore
College in 2009. It is a Higher Education Dept. sponsored Seminar volume.

2.

Paper entitled T.S. Eliots Early Poetry: The Genesis of his Social Criticism, published
in the Lady Brabourne College Journal Vol.1 in 2010. This is a refereed academic journal.

3.

Paper entitled Beyond the Purdah: A Quest for Space, Voice and Visibility published
in Metaphorical Visibility: An Indian Perspective (2012). ISBN: 978-81-923688-9-4.
This is the post-seminar volume (refereed) published by Maulana Azad College that had
organised a UGC sponsored National Seminar in collaboration with the Womens Studies
Centre of RBU on Visibility/Invisibility: An Enquiry into the Conditions of Women in
India

4.

Paper entitled A Battle of Ones Own: Writings of Affrilachian Women Poets presented
at the International Seminar organized by Loreto College in collaboration with the
American Center, Kolkata on Aspects of Modernity: American Womens Poetry in
December 2012. The post-seminar volume is forthcoming.

5.

Common Themes, Uncommon Territories (jt.). 2013. This is a Research Project


sponsored by UGC to the Womens Studies Centre of the college.

6.

Paper entitled The Dressed Body as Language : Looking at History Through the Letters
of Lady Curzon is a forthcoming publication of a UGC sponsored National Seminar
organized by the Dept. of History, LBC in collaboration with Maulana Azad College &
Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad on History Through Reminiscences: Diaries, Memoirs
and Oral History. (2011)

*Chapter in Books
1.

Contributor to Historic Dictionary (Personalities), published by Govt. of West Bengal

Paper Presented
1.

Paper entitled An Other Odyssey : An Indian Perspective presented at the


interdisciplinary international research conference Navigating Networks: Women, Travel
and Female communities at Wolfson College, University of Oxford on 04. 10. 2013

2.

Paper entitled A Battle of Ones Own: Writing of Affrilachian Women Poets presented
at the international seminar Aspects of Modernity: American Womens Poetry organized
by the Dept. of English, Loreto College, Kolkata in collaboration with American Centre,
Kolkata on 17 and 18th December, 2012

3.

Paper entitled Glimpses of an other world: Women Travellers of Colonial India


presented at the Centre for Studies in Romantic Literature on 3 & 4th February, 2011

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Journal Articles
1.

Article entitled Juggling with Politics in The Adventures of Tintin published in the
academic journal of Krishnagar Government College entitled ConscientiaVol. 1, No 2,
January 2013, pp. 81-88. ISSN:2278-6554

2.

Article entitled Canonizing Detective Fiction published in the peer reviewed Journal
of the English Department, Vidyasagar University, Vol. 10, 2012-2013, pp.56-66. ISSN
0973-3671

3.

Article entitled Juxtaposition of Formulas in Conan Doyles TheValley of Fear to be


published in a forthcoming peer reviewed journal of the Humanities Departments of
Lady Brabourne College.

Paper Presented
1.

Presented a Paper entitled Juggling with politics in The adventure of Tintin at UGC
sponsored seminar on Literature, War and the Politics of Representation: 20th Century
and after organized by the Department of English, Krishnanagar Govt. College on 4. 3.
2008-5. 3. 2008.

2.

Presented a paper entitled Canonizing Defective Fiction at UGC sponsored National


Level Seminar on Remapping the English Literary Canon: Language, Society and Culture
organized by the Department of English, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore on 18 and
19th February, 2013

DR. PARAMITA CHAUDHURI


Journal Articles
1.

Article entitled The nonsense of G.K. Chesterton in a forthcoming journal to be published


by the Humanities Departments of Lady Brabourne College.

2.

Article entitled, Transgressors in The God of Small Things in the Newsletter (Vol-4,
March 2013) published by Womens Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College.

*Chapter in Books
1.

Chapter entitled Red Oleanders: A Reading Tracing a Journey from Death-in Life to
Life-in-Death published in the book entitled Indian Drama (In English and Translation)
Cross Roads of Thoughts. First Edition: 14th Nov 2012. ISBN 978-80761-03-9

2.

Chapter entitled, The Life of an English Householder in Early 19th Century Calcutta in
a forthcoming publication (book) of a UGC sponsored National Seminar organized by
the Dept. of History, LBC in collaboration with Maulana Azad College & Paschim Banga
Itihas Samsad on History Through Reminiscences : Diaries, Memoirs and Oral.

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Chapter entitled, Chokher Bali: A Journey from Tagore to Rituparno Ghosh in a


forthcoming publication (book) of The Womens Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College.

Paper Presented
1.

Paper entitled The Triumph of Nonsense in Twelfth Night : Viola as a Shakespeare an


Alice presented at the World Shakespeare Conference on 2-3 Jan 2007

2.

Paper entitled Simulation of Schizophrenia in poor Tom and Lears Madness presented
at the International Shakespeare Scholars meet, Kolkata on 14-15 Dec 2008

3.

Paper entitled Withdrawal, Silence, and Death in The God of Small Things presented
in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar, organized by Dept. of English, Maheshtala
College in collaboration with Saheed Anurup Chandra Mahavidyalaya, H. L. Roy
Auditorium, Jadavpur University on 13 Feb 2012

4.

Paper entitled Life Goes on: A 21st Century Lear on the Streets of London presented at
the Shakespeare Society of Eastern India: National Conference on Shakespeare other
Masters, Kolkata on 30th March, 2013

5.

Paper entitled The Carrollian Wonderland and Ha-Ja-Ba-Ra-La presented at the


Shakespeare Society of Eastern India, and Tagore-Gandhi Institute for Culture Srudies:
International Conference on Translation Studies: Theory and Praxis/Comparative
Literature, Kolkata on 18-20 April, 2014

Publications by faculty now transferred or retired :


DR. SABITA MAJUMDER:
1. A Raisin in the Sun: American Dream and Black Reality, The Lady Brabourne College
Journal (Refereed Journal),Vol. 1, March 2010.
DR. ANASUYA GUHA:
1.

Article entitled Shakespeares Sister in vol. entitled Breaking the Silence, Department
of English, Calcutta University, 2009

2.

Article entitled Caesar and Cleopatra: Shaws Reworking of History as Farce, in Lady
Brabourne College Journal (Refereed Journal), Vol. 1, March 2010.

3.

Article entitled Subarnalata o Shakespearer Bon, Kali o Kalam, Dhaka, May 2010.

4.

Article entitled Ek Atyashcharya Jadu Uran, Kolkata: Kali o Kalam 2007

5.

Shakespeares Cleopatra : A Problem of Gender, Journal of Calcutta University, 2007

6.

Edited book Seeta Devir Teenti Upanyas, Kolkata : Deys 2009

SMT. SUJATA BHATTACHARYA:


1.

Charting Unknown Territories: A Review of Travelogues by Women in 19th century


colonial India in The Lady Brabourne College Journal (Refereed Journal),Vol. 1, March
2010.

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1.

Romantic Inheritance in the Victorian Fairy Tale: John Ruskins The King of the Golden
River in Romanticism and its Legacies. Fine Prints in association with Basanti Devi
College, Kolkata 2009.

2.

The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood: A Victorian Fairy Tale, The Journal of Childrens
Literature Studies, UK, vol. 6. Issue 3 , Nov. 2009

3.

The Literary Fairy Tale in Victorian Fairy Tale in Victorian England : An Imaginative
Response to an Industrial Culture in The Lady Brabourne College Journal (Refereed
Journal),Vol. 1, March 2010.

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DEPARTMENT OF SANSKRIT
1.

Name of the Department: Department : Sanskrit

2.

Year of establishment: 1941

3.

Names of programmes /courses offered (UG, PG, M. Phil, Ph. D, Integrated Masters,
Integrated Ph.D): UG(Honours & General Courses)

4.

Names of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments/units involved: N.A.

5.

Annual /semester /choice based credit system (programme wise): Annual System in UG
Level.

6.

Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments: None

7.

Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc.: N.A.

8.

Details of courses /program discontinued (if any) with reasons: N.A.

9.

Number of teaching posts sanctioned, filled and actual (Professors/ Associate Professors/
Asst. Professors/others):
Sanctioned

Filled

Professor

Nil

Nil

Associate Professor

Nil*

Nil

Assistant Professor

* All base posts are Assistant Professors post, upgraded by Career Advancement Scheme.

10. Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, area of specialization (D.Sc./
D.Litt./Ph.D. /M.Phil. etc.): 6
Name

Qualification Designation Specialization

No. of years
of experience

No. of Ph.D.
Students guided for
the last 4 years

Dr. Sutapa Ray

M.A, B.Ed
PhD

Assistant
Professor

Nyaya
Philosophy

8 Years

Nil

Dr. Samapti Garai

M.A, PhD

Assistant
Professor

Veda

9 Years

Nil

11. List of senior Visiting Faculty: 3

Smt. Sukla Sen

Smt. Ratna Sen

Dr. Trishna Chatterjee

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12. Percentage of lectures delivered and practical classes handled (programme wise) by
temporary faculty:
Course

Year (2012 2013)

Percentage of lectures
in Theoretical Classes

Total

33%

B.A. Honours

13. Student Teacher ratio (Programme-wise) : 2012-13


Course

No. of Teachers

Total no. of students

Student Teacher Ratio

44

8.8 : 1

B.A. Honours

*Data include full timer and part timer teachers.

14. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff: sanctioned
and filled: N.A.
15. Qualifications of teaching faculty with D.Sc. /D. Litt /Ph.D. /M. Phil /P.G.:

Teaching faculty with Ph.D.: 2

16. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) national, b) international funding
agencies and c) Total grants received:
Principal Investigator
Dr. Mau DasGupta
Dr. Ratna Chanda
Dr. Sutapa Ray

Status

Funding Agency

Grants Received

Minor Research Project


March 2005 to March 2007

UGC

Rs. 60000.00

Minor Research Project


January 2006 - January 2008

UGC

Rs. 90000.00

Minor Research Project


October 2009 - March 2011

UGC

Rs. 66500.00

17. Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; UGC; DBT, ICSSR etc and total grants
received: N.A.
18. Research centre /facility recognized by the university: None
19. Publications:
Details of publications by the faculty
Name of the faculty

No. of
No. of
Journal
papers publications
Nat/Int listed in
Int.Data base

Chap.In
Books

Books Books With


Edited
ISSN/
ISBN No.

SNIP

SJR

1.

Dr.SutapaRay

2.

Dr.Samapti Garai

3.

Dr.Trishna Chatterjee

20. Areas of consultancy and income generated: N.A.


21. Faculty as members in

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a)

National Committees : None

b)

International Committees : None

c)

Editorial Boards : None

22. Student projects


a)

Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including inter departmental/
programme; 100% students of UG have done ENVS Project.

b)

Percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution


i.e.in Research laboratories/Industry/other agencies : Nil

23. Awards / Recognition received by faculty and students:


Name

From

Award Name

Dr Sutapa Ray

University of Calcutta

Best Programme Officer NSS

Dr Sutapa Ray

University of Calcutta

Best Programme NSS

Lagnajita Chakraborty

University of Calcutta

Best Volunteer NSS

Ramkrishna Mission

3rd Prize for Painting

Darpana Day

Year

2013

24. List of eminent academicians and scientists / visitors to the department:


Sl. Name
No.

Affiliation

Date of Visit

Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri

Gurudas College

10. 4. 2006

Mrinal Kanti Ganguli

Asutosh Professor of Calcutta University

28. 2.2011

Ratna Basu

Professor of Calcutta University

24.4.2013

Bidyut Baran Ghosh

Retired Professor of Sanskrit College

24.4.2013

Dilip Kanjilal

Retired Principal of Sanskrit College

24.4.2013

Nabanarayan Bandyopadhyaya

Professor of Rabindra Bharati University

24.4.2013

25. Seminars/ Conferences/ Workshops organized and the source of funding:


National Level Seminars:
Sl Seminar topic & date
No.

Date

Funding
agency

1.

Dynamics of Drama in Classical and Modern Language: an


Exploration

3.09.08
04.09.08

UGC

2.

Swami Vivekanandas Vision and its relevance in the contemporary World

1.03.2013

UGC

3.

A comparative study of Aesthetics in Sanskrit, Persian and Hindi

24.4.13
25.04.13
27.04.13

UGC

4.

Workshop on Stage Performance

4.09.2011

UGC

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26. Student profile programme /course wise:


Name of the Programme
(refer to question no. 4)

Applications
received

Selected
(No. of seats)

Enrolled

Pass
percentage

Pass out
Year

UG-2007

102

18

18

83%

2010

UG-2008

80

09

09

100%

2011

UG-2009

103

26

26

65%

2012

UG-2010

128

15

15

100%

2013

B.A. SANSKRIT Honours

27. Diversity of students:


Name of the course

% of students from
the same state

% of students from
other states

% of students from
abroad

2007

100

2008

100

2009

100

2010

100

28. How many students have cleared national and state competitive examinations such as
NET, SET, GATE, Civil services, Defense services, etc?
Year

NET*

SET

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

29. Student-progression
Student progression

Percentage against enrolled

UG to PG

80%

PG to M.Phil

N.A

PG to Ph.D**

N.A

Ph.D to Post Doctoral

N.A

Employed

Campus selection

N.A

N.A

Other than campus recruitment**

Entrepreneurship/Self-employment

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30. Details of departmental infrastructure facilities


a)

Library: Seminar Library

b)

Internet facilities for Staff & Students: Yes

c)

Class rooms with ICT facility: None

d)

Laboratories: N.A.

31. Number of students receiving financial assistance from college, university, government
or other agencies:
Year

Name of the Student

Name of Scholarship

2006-2007

Subhra Halder

College Fund

1500

Madhumita Mondal

College Fund

1300

Champakali Mondal

College Fund

1000

2007-2008

Dipti Halder

College Fund

2000

2009-2010

Maumita Banik

College Fund

3000

Antara Das

College Fund

3000

2010-2011

Khadija Khatoon

College Fund

2000

2011-2012

Sunita Sahoo

College Fund

2750

Tabassum Khatun

College Fund

2750

Anwesha Saha

College Fund

2750

Pamoli Sen

College Fund

2750

Nilanjana Dutta

College Fund

2750

Rupsha Saha

College Fund

2750

Sumita Sahoo

College Fund

2750

Deepika Mondal

College Fund

3000

Dilruba Parvin

College Fund

3000

Dilruba Parvin

Minority Cell (WB Govt.

5100

Chandana Das

College Fund

3000

Chandana Das

P Banerjee Scholarship

3600

Sutapa Das

Shila Kanuria

Bipasha Saha

Kanyashree (WB Govt.)

25000

Prakriti Mondal

Kanyashree (WB Govt.)

25000

2012-2013

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32. Details on student enrichment program (special lecture /workshops/ seminar) with external
experts:
Sl Seminar topic
No.

Date

Speakers

Funding Agency

1.

Mahabharatiya Nitisastra

10th April, 2006

Nrisingha
Prasad Bhaduri

College Fund

2.

Paniniya Vyakarane Samasa


Samiksa

28th April 2011

Mrinal Kanti Ganguli

College Fund

Workshops conducted:
Workshop Topic
Workshop on stage performance

Date

Funding agency

4.09.2011

UGC

National level seminar


Seminar Topic

Date

Funding agency

Dynamics of Drama in Classical and Modern


Languages: An Exploration

1-3rd and 4th September 2008

UGC

Swami Vivekanandas Vision and its relevance


in the Contemporary World.

2-1st march 2013

UGC

A comparative Study of Aesthetics in Sanskrit,


Persian and Hindi.

3-24th, 25th and 27th April 2013

UGC

33. Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning:

Interaction with the students in the classroom

Consultation through student advisor

Lecture method

Suggestion and list of reference books also given by teachers

34. Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities


Participation of students and faculty in the extension programmes like seminar conducted
in different colleges by the department of Sanskrit. Students are regularly involved in
NSS programme with some social activities. Every Year 120 hours camp is organized by
the Programme Officers from the department of Sanskrit along with one other Department,
faculty give proper guidance to teach the slum people. The students of the Department
traditionally play a great role in the extracurricular activities like - Drama, Dance, song,
and game. Every function of the college usually begins with the Mangalacharanam which
is performed by the students of the Sanskrit Department. The students of the Department
regularly submit creative writing for the college magazine. The hostelites of the dept.
impart education in the night school of the college hostel and thus they grow and mature
their sense of responsibility to the society.

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Year

NSS Activities

Night School

2009

14

2010

11

2011

19

2012

16

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35. SWOC analysis of the department and Future plans


SWOC:
DEPARTMENT OF SANSKRIT

STRENGTHS
Students get ample opportunities to know the age
old unique culture of mother India as Sanskrit
literature is the thesaurus of all branches of
knowledge of humanity.
Highly motivated and competent faculty members.

WEAKNESSES
Teaching posts lying vacant in the department
makes syllabus completion extremely difficult for
the existing faculty.
Difficult to attract students who opt for
technologically advanced, job-oriented courses.

OPPORTUNITIES
Students trained with sound knowledge of Sanskrit
can work in any Indological study centre throughout
the world.
Opportunity for going into teaching profession,
work in museums and to carry on research work in
the subjects related to Indology.

S-O STRATEGIES
Complete grooming of students through academic
programmes arranged by the faculty motivates them
to remain focussed in their vision

W-O STRATEGIES
Approaching Government for filling up of vacant
teaching posts.
Motivating the students to do in-depth study which
can be utilised in various professions

CHALLENGES
To unearth the hidden treasure of our ancient
knowledge systems encoded in millions of
unpublished manuscripts available today
throughout the world.
To translate and interpret and prove its scientific
potential and its universal approach in the context
of globalization.

S-C STRATEGIES
To attract students with an aptitude to work on the
unpublished manuscripts and delve deeper into our
ancient knowledge systems.

W-C STRATEGIES
Motivating the students to utilise the opportunities
available to them.

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Annexure to Department of Sanskrit

Dr. Sutapa Ray Viharan, ISSN-0974-2573

Bauddhastup Sanchi : Dharma theke saundaryer Sopan, Third year, Second Vol. July2010

Varnil Vaichitryamayotay utsav mukhar Chhisgarh, Fourth Year, First Vol, January-2011

Andhrapradesh O BaudhasilpaKarma, Fourth Year, Second Vol, July-2011.

Orisar anginay Sthapatyasaili, Fifth Year, First Vol, January -2012

Aitihyavahi Tripura: Prachin Parikrama, Fifth Year, Second Vol, July- 2012

2.

Bhorai,ISSN-0974-2565

Sudraker Mricchakatik: Narir Swarnarath, Forth Year, January -2011

Vedadhyayane Anadhikari Sudra : Sampradayikata O Vicchinnatavader Namantar,


Fifth Year, January-2012.

Shishu o Kishor mone Aparadh Pravanata O SukumarBritti, Sixth Year,


January-2013

Dr. Samapti Garai


ISSN NO -0973-8584

Sastrio Sangiter Mul Utsa Swarup Sambed. Page No-67, Vol-3, 2009.

Oupanisadik Chetanai Rabindramanas. Page-91, Vol-5, 2011.

Dr. Trishna Chatterjee

Mahakavyer Chalchitre Ram sitar dampatya Prem, Bhorai, ISSN-0974-2565, Fourth Year,
January-2011.

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EVALUATIVE REPORT OF
THE DEPARTMENT OF URDU
1.

Name of the Department: Urdu

2.

Year of establishment: 1939

3.

Names of programmes /courses offered (UG, PG, M.Phil, Ph. D, Integrated Masters, Integrated
Ph.D): UG (Honours & General Courses)

4.

Names of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments/units involved: N.A.

5.

Annual /semester /choice based credit system (programme wise): Annual System in UG Level.

6.

Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments: None

7.

Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc. : N.A.

8.

Details of courses /program discontinued (if any) with reasons: N.A.

9.

Number of teaching posts sanctioned, filled and actual (Professors/ Associate Professors/ Asst.
Professors/others):
Sanctioned

Filled

Nil

Nil

Associate Professor

2*

Assistant Professor

Professor

*All base posts are Assistant Professors post, upgraded by Career Advancement Scheme.

10. Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, area of specialization (D.Sc./D.Litt./Ph.D.
/M.Phil. etc.): 3
Name

Qualification

Designation Specialization

Dr. Shaheen
Sultana

M.A.(Double),
B.Ed, Ph.D,

Associate
Professor

Dr. Nelufar
Murtaza

M.A., B.Ed,
Ph.D,

Associate
Professor

Dr. Shabana
Nasreen

M.A.,
Ph.D.,

Assistant
Professor

11. List of senior Visiting Faculty: 2

Rashida Khatoon

Zahida Bano

No. of years
of experience

No. of Ph.D.
Students guided for
the last 4 years

Modern Urdu
Ghazals

17 Yrs.

Nil

Urdu Criticism

16 Yrs.

Nil

Urdu Poetry

13 Yrs.

Nil

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12. Percentage of lectures delivered and practical classes handled (programme wise) by temporary
faculty:
Course

Year (2012 2013)

Percentage of lectures in Classes

B.A Honours

13.33%

13. Student Teacher ratio (Programme-wise) : (2012 2013)


Course
B.A. Honours

No. of Teachers

Total no of students

Student Teacher Ratio

124

24.8 : 1

*Data include full timer and part timer teachers.

14. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff: sanctioned and
filled: N.A.
15. Qualifications of teaching faculty with D.Sc. /D. Litt /Ph.D. /M. Phil /P.G.:
Teaching faculty with Ph.D.

Teaching faculty with M. Phil

16. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) national, b) international funding agencies and
c) Total grants received:
Ongoing
Principal Investigator

Status

Funding Agency

Grants Received

Comparative Study of
Ghalib and Wordsworth
(2010 onwards)

UGC

Rs 1,31,000.00

Status

Funding Agency

Grants Received

Dr. Shaheen Sultana

Feeling of Loneliness
in Modern Urdu Poetry
(2007 -2009)

UGC

Rs 70,000.00

Dr. Nelufar Murtaza

Abul Kalam Azad and


reconstruction of national
education

UGC

Rs 80000

Dr. Shabana Nasreen

Modern Urdu
Poetry-Simt-O-Raftaar

UGC

Rs 104000

Dr. Shaheen Sultana

Completed
Principal Investigator

17. Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; UGC; DBT, ICSSR etc and total grants received
: Nil
18. Research centre /facility recognized by the university: None

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19. Publications:
Faculty

Papers
Int

Nat

Mono Chapter Books Citation SNIP


graphs in
Edited Index
Books

10

Dr. Nelufar Murtaza

Dr. Shabana Nasreen

Dr. Shaheen Sultana

SJR Impact h-index


factor

20. Areas of consultancy and income generated: N.A.


21. Faculty as members in
a)

National Committees

b)

International Committees

c)

Editorial Boards

Faculty

Committee

Dr. Shaheen Sultana

Life Member, Asiatic Society, Kolkata*

*State level

22. Student projects


a)

Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including inter departmental/
programme

100% of 1st Year (Honours) student of ENVS project.

(b) Percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution
i.e.in Research laboratories/Industry/ other agencies: N.A.

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23. Awards / Recognition received by faculty and students:


Name of Faculty/Students
Dr. Shaheen Sultana

Name of the Award

Organization

Year

BOLT Award
(Broad Outlook
Learner Teacher)

AIR INDIA
and
THE STATESMAN

2004

24. List of eminent academicians and scientists / visitors to the department:


Sl. No. Name

Affiliation

Date of Visit

Prof. Shahid Akhtar

HOD, Dept. of Urdu, Hooghly Mohsin College

2006

Prof. Yousuf Taqi

Ex-Professor, Dept of Urdu, Calcutta University

2007

Prof. Yasmin Akhter

HOD, Dept. of Urdu, Calcutta Girls College

2008

Prof. Iqbal Jawed

Principal, Surendra Nath College, Kolkata

2009

Prof. Nusrat Jahan

HOD, Dept. of Urdu, Surendra Nath College

2010

Prof. Dabir Ahmad

HOD, Dept. of Urdu, Maulana Azad College

2011

Prof. Shameem Anwar

HOD, Dept. of Urdu, Calcutta University

2012

Prof. Farhat Ara Kahkashan

HOD, Dept. of Urdu, Victoria Girls College

2013

25. Seminars/ Conferences/ Workshops organized and the source of funding : N.A.
26. Student profile programme /course wise:
Name of the Programme
(refer to question no. 4)

Applications
received

Selected
(No. of seats)

Enrolled

Pass
percentage

Pass out
Year

2007

53

32

28

90%

2010

2008

75

34

34

94%

2011

2009

29

29

14

98%

2012

2010

57

34

32

94%

2013

27. Diversity of students:


Name of the Course

% of students from
the samestate

% of students from
other States

% of students
from abroad

U.G.-2010

100

U.G.-2011

100

U.G.-2012

100

U.G.-2013

100

U.G.-2014

100

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28. How many students have cleared national and state competitive examinations such as NET,
SET, GATE, Civil services, Defense services, etc?
Year

NET

2006

2007

2008

29. Student-progression
Student progression

Against % enrolled

UG to PG

90%

PG to M.Phil.

N.A.

PG to Ph.D.

N.A

Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral

N.A.

Employed

Campus selection

N.A.

Other than campus recruitment

N.A

Entrepreneurship/Self-employment

40%

30. Details of departmental infrastructure facilities


a)

Library: There are 1370 Books in the Seminar Library of the Department

b)

Internet facilities for staff and students: Internet facility available (i) for the Faculty
Members; and (ii) for the Students

c)

Class rooms with ICT facility : None

d)

Laboratories : N.A

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31. Number of students receiving financial assistance from college, university, government or other
agencies: Details attached in separate sheet.
Year

Number of the Students

Name of Scholarship

2007

Student's Welfare Fund

WB. Minority (Urdu Academy)

2008

11

WB. Minority (Urdu Academy)

2009

Student's Welfare Fund

WB. Minority (Urdu Academy)

32

WB. Minority (Urdu Academy)

Student's Welfare Fund

22

WB. Minority (Urdu Academy)

Student's Welfare Fund

36

WB. Minority (Urdu Academy)

Student's Welfare Fund

24

WB. Minority (Urdu Academy)

Student's Welfare Fund

2010

2011

2012

2013

32. Details on student enrichment program (special lecture /workshops/ seminar) with external
experts:
Departmental Seminars
Sl Seminar topic
No.

Date

Speakers

Funding
Agency

Values in Urdu Shairee

2006

Prof. Shahid Akhtar

College Fund

History of Urdu Literature

2007

Prof. Yousuf Taqi

College Fund

Modern Urdu Ghazals

2008

Prof. Yasmin Akhter

College Fund

Bengal mei Urdu Shairee

2009

Prof. Iqbal Jawed

College Fund

Urdu Shairee aur Awaam

2010

Prof. Nusreat Jahan

College Fund

Modern Ghazal Poets

2011

Prof. Dabir Ahmad

College Fund

Criticism in Urdu Drama

2012

Prof. Shameem Anwar

College Fund

Modern Day Problems in Urdu Ghazals

2013

Prof. Farhat Ara Kahkashan

College Fund

33. Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning:

POWER-POINT Presentation

34. Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities: N.A.

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35. SWOC analysis of the Department and Future Plans


SWOC:
DEPARTMENT OF URDU

STRENGTHS
High academic standard of the students.
Excellent results in univeristy examinations.
Remedial classes are conducted for the
economically and socially backward students.
Motivated and dedicated teachers.

WEAKNESSES
Low faculty strength.
Lack of communication skills of students in English
is the main cause of their weakness in other subjects.

OPPORTUNITIES
Enthusiastic faculty with research aptitude
promotes research culture among students and an
enquiry-based learning approach.
Presentation of papers in seminars to enrich
knowledge.
Scholarships of different kinds enables the students
to promote various skills.
Various professional opportunities are made
available to the students through proper counselling
and advise given by the faculty members.

S-O STRATEGIES
Complete grooming of students through academic
programmes arranged by the faculty motivates them
to remain focussed in their vision of achieving their
goals by getting job placements.

W-O STRATEGIES
Regular in-flow of government funds for research.

CHALLENGES
Empowerment of women through education
becomes difficult since majority of the students are
from educationally and economically backward
community structure.
To attract students with an aptitude to pursue higher
studies.
Need for well-equipped language laboratory with
internet facilities to impart good and up to date
education.

S-C STRATEGIES
Introducing institutional scholarships/freeships for
the economically backward students, not receiving
financial assistance from other sources.
Creating well equipped computer laboratories with
internet facilities to increase awareness of the
students.

W-C STRATEGIES
Generating resources for research activities.
Motivating the students to utilise the opportunities
available to them.

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Annexure I to Department of Urdu

Name of the Faculty

Books/Articles

Dr. Shaheen Sultana Books


Articles in Journal

Dr. Nelufar Murtaza Book


Articles in Journal
Dr. Shabana Nasreen Book

Articles in Journal

312

Title
1. Naya Ghar (2001)
2. Right Steps to success (2000)
1. Faiz Ki Shairee, 2010
2. Alamghir An Able Administrator, Proceedings of the
International Conference in Political Science, Maulana
Azad College, Kolkata, 2010
3. Urdu Shairee mei Aalmi Massail Ke Akassi,
4. Urdu drama ki mukstasar tarikh
5. Urdu shairee mein ehsas tanhai, Karwane Khayal, 2006
6. Atish aur Naasikh ka Mowazna, Naya Daur, 2006
7. Bahadur Shah Jafar aur Junge Azadi, 2007
8. Urdu Shairee Mein Aalmee Massail, 2007
9. Masnabee Huszney Akhtar, Naya Daur, 2008
10. Ghalib, Almee Sahara, 2009
1. Urdu Tanquid key Nayey Dabistani Abaad (1995)
1. Makhdoom Mohiuddin kee Ghazal key imteyazaat
1. Nassakh aur talamzah-e-Nassakh kee adbi Khidmaat, 2012
2. Diwane Maekash (compiled and edited-2013)
ISBN-978-81-910952-0-5
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Nassakh ek Shair, 2009


Parween Shakir kee Shairee, 2010
Prem chand ki Novel nigari, 2010
Faiz Zidan namaa key Hawaley-ISSN-0971-6009, 2011
Khalilur Rahman Azmi, 2013
Shaheera Masroor ki afsana Nigari 2007
ISBN-978-93-81029-57-2, 2013
7. Makttobatey Shiblee (Review)

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EVALUATIVE REPORTS OF
THE DEPARTMENT OF PERSIAN
1.

Name of the Department : Persian

2.

Year of establishment : 1939

3.

Names of Programmes/Course offered (UG, PG, M.Phil, Ph.D., Integrated Masters,


Integrated Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Litt., etc) : UG (Honours and General Courses)

Names of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments /units involved : NA

5.

Examination System: Annual/Semester/Trimester/Choice Based Credit System : Annual


system in UG level

6.

Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments : None

7.

Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc.:


None

8.

Details of programmes discontinued, if any, with reasons N.A.

9.

Number of teaching posts sanctioned, filled and actual (Professors/ Associate Professors/
Asst. Professors/others)
Sanctioned

Filled

Professor

Associate Professor

1*

Asst. Professor

* All base posts are Assistant Professors post, upgraded by Career Advancement Scheme.

10. Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, area of specialization, experience
and research under guidance
Name

Qualification Designation Specialization

1. Jahan Ara
2. Syeda
Shariquatul
Moula
Al-Quadri

No. of Ph.D.
Students guided for
the last 4 years

M.A.

Associate
Professor

Indo-Persian
Literature

30 years

M.A.,Ph.D*

Assistant
Professor

Indo-Persian
Literature

12 years

M.A.

Assistant
Professor

Indo-Persian
Literature

11 years

3. Yasmin
*Ph.D awarded in 2013

No. of years
of experience

Dr. Nasrin Jahan retired in December 2006.

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11. List of senior Visiting Fellows, adjunct faculty, emeritus professors: N.A.
12. Percentage of classes taken by temporary faculty- programme-wise information - N.A.
13. Student Teacher Ratio (Program me-wise): (2012-13)
Programme

Total no. of students

Total no. of teachers

Student Teacher Ratio

10

3.33 : 1

UG Level

14. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff; sanctioned and
filled : NIL
15. Qualifications of teaching faculty with DSc/ D.Litt/ Ph.D/ M.Phil/ P.G.
Ph.D

1*

PG

* Ph.D degree awarded in 2013

16. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) national, b) international funding
agencies and grants received.
Research Projects (Major/Minor) :
No. of faculty

Period of project National/International Funding Agency

Grant received (Rs)

2009-2011

National

UGC

50,000.00

2011-2013

National

UGC

2,00,000.00

17. Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; UGC- /CAS, DPE; DBT, ICSSR, AICTE,
etc; total grants received. NA
18. Research Centre / facility recognized by the University - N.A
19. Publications:
Name of the
Teacher

No. of
papers
Nat/Int

No. of
publications
listed in
Int. Data
base

Mono
Graphs

Chap.
In
Books

Books
Edited

Books
with
ISSN/
ISBN
No.

Citation
Index

SNIP

SJR

Impact
factor

H-Index

Jahan Ara

Nil

nil

nil

nil

nil

Syeda Shariquatul
Moula Al-Quadri

Nil

nil

nil

nil

na

na

Nil

Nil

nil

nil

nil

nil

na

na

Yasmin

** Details in Annexure 1.

20. Area of consultancy and income granted : N.A


21. Faculty as members in

314

a)

National Committees :

b)

International Committees :

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Editorial Boards :

Committees

Name of Faculties

National

Jahan Ara : Life Member Iran Society Kolkata


Syeda Shariquatul Moula Al-Quadri : Life Member Iran Society Kolkata

International

Jahan Ara : Life Members of Asiatic Society, Kolkata


Syeda Shariquatul Moula Al-Quadri : Life Members of Asiatic Society, Kolkata
Yasmin : Life Members of Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Editorial Boards

22. Students Projects:


a)

b)

Percentage of students who have done in house projects including inter departmental/
programme.

ENVS Projects: 100 % students of First Year Honours class.

100% students are engaged in departmental projects.

Percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution


i,e., in Research Laboratories/ Industry/other agencies. N.A

23. Awards/ Recognitions received by faculty and students: N.A


24. List of eminent academicians and scientists/ visitors to the departments: N.A
25. Seminars/Conferences/ Workshops organized & the source of funding:
a)

National : 3. Seminars, 1 workshop & Exhibition of Manuscript UGC

Topic

Date

Funding Agency

1. DDynamics of Drama in Classical and Modern


Languages: An Exploration

3rd and 4th September 2008

UGC

2. Swami Vivekanandas Vision and its relevance


in the contemporary World

1st March 2013

UGC

3 A Comparative Study of Aesthetics in Sanskrit,


Persian, and Hindi in Academic collaboration
with CUMRC

24th, 25th and 27th April 2013

UGC

b)

International : N.A

26. Student profile programme/ course wise:


Name of the
Course/programme

Applications
received

Selected

Male

UG (2007)

01

01

01

UG (2008)

03

03

01

100

UG (2009)

02

02

02

100

UG (2010)

03

02

02

100

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Pass
percentage

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27. Diversity of students


Nameofthe Course

% of students from
the samestate

% of students from
other States

% of students
from abroad

UG (2007)

100

UG (2008)

100

UG (2009)

100

UG (2010)

100

28. How many students have cleared Civil Services and Defense Services examinations,
NET, SET, GATE and other competitive examinations ? Give details category-wise.

NET : 1

29. Student-progression
Student progression

Percentage against enrolled

UG to PG

80%

PG to M.Phil

NA

PG to Ph.D.

NA

Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral

NA

Employed

Campus selection

Other than campus recruitment

Entrepreneurship/ self employment

30. Details of infrastructure facilities:

Details of Infrastructural facilities:


a)

Library: The department maintains a library of its own. There are about 200
books in the departmental library.

b)

Internet facilities for Staff and Students: Internet facilities are provided for staff
in the departmental desktop computers and for students in the computers in the
library.

c)

Class rooms with ICT facility : Nil

d)

Laboratories : NA

31. No of students receiving financial assistance from college, university, government or


other agencies:
Name of the Scholarship

No. of Student

Students Welfare Committee of the college

Iran Society, Calcutta

West Bengal Minority Development Finance Commission (WBMDFC)

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32. Details of students enrichment programmes (special lectures / workshops/ seminar)


involving external experts.
1)

Seminar UGC sponsored National Seminar -Dynamics of Drama in Classical and


Modern Languages : An Exploration(3rd & 4th September,2008)

2)

Swami Vivekanandas Vision & its relevance in the Contemporary World (1st March
,2013)

3)

A Seminar cum Exhibition on A Comparative Study of Aesthetics in Sanskrit


,Persian & Hindi(24th,25th & 27th April 2013)

33. Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning : Interaction with the students in
the classroom, tutorial written work & audio visual
34 Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities: Nil

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35. SWOC analysis of the department and Future plans:


SWOC:
DEPARTMENT OF PERSIAN

STRENGTHS
A strong academic foundation combined with moral
values and ethical principles prepare the students
to acquire global competency.
The department provides them with access to higher
education and subsequently to a better life.
Remedial classes are conducted for the
economically and socially backward students.
Motivated and dedicated teachers.
High academic standard.
All round development of students through
academic and extracurricular activities.

WEAKNESSES
As most of the students are first generation learners
coming from economically under-priviledged
families their level of motivation is very low and
they have poor learning skills. It is very difficult
for them to cope up with the academic demands of
the college.
Lack of communication skills of students in English
is the main cause of their weakness in other subjects.
Number of students seeking Persian Hons. has been
affected by the abolition of 3rd Language from
school syllabus.

OPPORTUNITIES
Enthusiastic faculty with research aptitude
promotes research culture among students and an
enquiry-based learning approach.
Presentation of papers in seminars to enrich
knowledge.
Scholarships of different kinds enables the students
to promote various skills.
Participation in extracurricular activities facilitates
the students to exhibit their talents.
Various professional opportunities are made
available to the students through proper counselling
and advise given by the faculty members.

S-O STRATEGIES
Complete grooming of students through academic
programmes arranged by the faculty motivates them
to remain focussed in their vision of achieving their
goals by getting job placements.

W-O STRATEGIES
Regular in-flow of government funds for research.

CHALLENGES
Empowerment of women through education
becomes difficult since majority of the students are
from educationally and economically backward
community structure.
To attract students with an aptitude to pursue higher
studies.
Creating research aptitude among the economically
backward students.
Need for well-equipped language laboratory with
internet facilities to impart good and up to date
education.

S-C STRATEGIES
Introducing institutional scholarships/freeships for
the economically backward students, not receiving
financial assistance from other sources.
Creating well equipped computer laboratories with
internet facilities to increase awareness of the
students.

W-C STRATEGIES
Generating resources for research activities.
Motivating the students to utilise the opportunities
available to them.

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Annexure-I to Department of Persian


Detailed list of Publications of Faculty
SMT. JAHAN ARA
1.

Rabindranath Tagore : A Golden Link between India & Iran , Lady Brabourne College
Journal Volume I- 2010

Newsletter
1.

Remarriage of Women among Muslims, Newsletter- Womens Studies Centre , Lady


Brabourne College, Volume -2- March 2011

2.

Contribution of Hasina Murshid in Muslim Womens Education in Bengal, Newsletter


Womens Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College Volume -4 March- 2013

SYEDA SHARIQATUL MOULA ALQUADRI


1.

Sultanul Aulia , Tasawwuf e- Milli , vol-4 of May 2006.

2.

Islam Ka Ibtaydayi Dur , Tasawwuf e- Milli ,vol 5 of September 2006.

3.

Similarities between Persians and Indians in Ancient Society Lady Brabourne College
Journal, Vol-1, Kolkata-2010

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EVALUATIVE REPORT OF
THE DEPARTMENT OF HINDI
1.

Name of the Department : Hindi

2.

Year of establishment: 2010, Hindi Hons.

3.

Names of programmes offered (UG, PG, M.Phil, Ph.D., Integrated Masters, Integrated
Ph.D., D.Sc. D.Litt. etc): UG

4.

Names of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments/units involved: N/A

5.

Annual/Semester/Trimester/Choice Based Credit System (programme wise) : Annual

6.

Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments : N/A

7.

Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institution etc. : Nil

8.

Details of courses /programmes discontinued (if any): Nil

9.

Number of teaching posts


Sanctioned

Filled

Professor

Associate Professor

03

02

Asst. Professor

10. Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, area of specialization (D.Sc/D.Litt./
Ph.D./M.Phil etc.)
Name

Qualification Designation Specialization

Rinku Ghosh
Kammu Khatick

No. of years
of experience

No. of Ph.D.
Students guided for
the last 4 years

M.A.,
B.Ed

Assistant
Professor

Womens
Studies

13

Nil

M.A,.B.Ed
PGDT,M.Phil

Assistant
Professor

Womens
Studies

Nil

Rinku Ghosh Submitted Ph.D Thesis in Jan-2014 (Not yet Awarded)

11. List of senior Visiting faculty: Priyanka Shah


12. Percentage of lectures delivered and practical classes handled (programme-wise) by
temporary faculty
Lecture delivered by temporary faculty

27%

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13. Student- Teacher ratio (programme-wise):


Course

Total number of students (2012-2013)

Student Teacher ratio

26

8.67:1

B. A. (Honours)

14. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff: sanctioned and
filled: Nil
15. Qualification of teaching faculty with D.Sc/ D.Litt./ Ph.D/M.Phil/PG.:
Teaching Faculty with M. Phil

16. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) national, b) international funding
agencies and grants received: Nil
17. Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; UGC,DBT, ICSSR, etc; total grants received:
Nil
18. Research Centre/facility recognized by the University: N/A
19. Publications
Name of the
Teacher

No. of
papers
Nat/Int

No. of
publications
listed in
Int. Data
base

Mono
Graphs

Chap.
In
Books

Books
Edited

Books
with
ISSN/
ISBN
No.

Citation
Index

SNIP

SJR

Impact
factor

H-Index

See Annexure I

20. Areas of consultancy and income generated: Rinku Ghosh- Consultancy charges from
Public Service Commission.
21. Faculty as members in
a)

National committees: Nil

b)

International committees: Nil

c)

Editorial Boards: Member of the Editorial Board, LBC Journal-Rinku Ghosh

22. Student projects: EVS Projects


a)

Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including inter-departmental


/programme -100% participation

b)

Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including inter-departmental


/programme percentage of students doing projects in collaboration with other
universities/ industry/ institute : Nil

23. Awards/ recognitions received by faculty and Students:

322

Antara Chowdhury- Received grade 3 certificate In Western Classical Violin Exam.


Held by Trinity College London, on 12th Dec, 2013.

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24. List of eminent academicians and scientist/ visitors to the department: N/A
Sr. No.

Name

Smt. Usha Ganguly

Prof. Jawarimal Parakh

Affiliation

Date

Eminent theatre personality

3.09.2008

IGNOU, New Delhi

24.4.2013

25. Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized and source of funding:


Sl.No.

Topic & Date

Speakers

1.

Dyanamics Of Drama In Classical And Modern Languages :


An Exploration, 3rd And 4th September-2008(National Level
Seminar-Cum-Workshop Organized By Six Language
Departments of The College)

2.**

A Comparative Study of Aesthetics in Sanskrit, Persian


and Hindi, 24th, 25th And 27th April-2013.Literature.
(National level seminar and Exhibition)

b)

Funding

Smt. Usha Ganguly


Eminent theatre
personality
3.09.2008

UGC

Prof. Jawarimal
Parakh
IGNOU, New
Delhi, 24.4.13

UGC

International : Nil

26. Student profile programme/course wise : (last 4 yrs)


Name of the Course/
programme
(refer to question no. 4)

Applications
received

Selected

2010

44

24

07

71.4%

2011

41

24

08

2012

34

24

11

2013

26

25

07

Male

Enrolled
Fimale

Pass
percentage

UG

*M = Male, *F = Female

27. Diversity of students


Name of the Course

% of students from
the samestate

% of students from
other States

% of students
from abroad

2010

100%

2011

87.5%

12.5%

2012

100%

2013

85.7%

14.3%

28. How many students have cleared national and state competitive examinations such as
NET, SET, GATE a civil services, Defense services etc.: Nil

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29. Student-progression
Student progression

Against % enrolled

UG to PG

60%

PG to M.Phil

N/A

PG to Ph.D.

N/A

Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral

N/A

Employed

Campus selection

Other than campus recruitment

N/A

Entrepreneurship /self -employment

N/A

30. Details of infrastructure facilities


a)

Library: Enriched Seminar library with 560 books covering the entire syllabus.

b)

Internet facilities for staff and students For Staff only: 01 Computer

c)

Class rooms with ICT facility : Nil

d)

Laboratories. : N/A

31. Number of students receiving financial assistance from college, university, government
or other agencies.
Students received Govt. Scholarship 3
32. Details on student enrichment programmes (special lectures/workshop/ seminar) with
external experts:
SL.NO TOPIC & DATE

SPEAKERS

FUNDING

1.

DYANAMICS OF DRAMA IN CLASSICAL AND


MODERN LANGUAGES :AN EXPLORATION, 3RD AND
4TH SEPTEMBER-2008(National level Seminar-cumWorkshop organized by six language departments of the
college)

Smt. Usha Ganguly


Eminent theatre
personality
3.09.2008

UGC

2.**

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF AESTHETICS IN


SANSKRIT, PERSIAN AND HINDI, 24TH, 25TH AND 27TH
APRIL-2013.LITERATURE.(National level seminar and
Exhibition)

Prof. Jawarimal
Parakh
IGNOU, New
Delhi, 24.4.13

UGC

33. Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning: General classroom teaching.
34. Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities: one
student participates in NSS activity.

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35. SWOC analysis of the department and Future Plans:


SWOC:
DEPARTMENT OF HINDI

STRENGTH
Well-structured teaching learning process with
regular classes taken by diligent teachers and
continuous assessment.
Additional tutorial classes.
Students enthusiastic not only about academic
activities but also participate in other College
programmes like Annual Function, AnnualSports
and Bhasha Diwas
Good academic output from students
Well stocked seminar library
Computer with internet facility

WEAKNESS
In-sufficient space available and no separate room
for seminar library.
Inadequate teaching faculty for a full-fledged
department involved in teaching, honours and
general course along with Hindi as a Modern Indian
Language (MIL)

OPPORTUNITY
Teachers are engaged in research work pursuing
their Ph.D degree

S-O STRATEGIES
Introduction of modified Hindi Software will help
in the study of linguistics of official Hindi language.
Workshops on Rajbhasa and its implications within
the syllabus and outside will orient students to take
up higher studies in their rashtra-bhasha.
Research area on anubad shall be taken up by the
teachers
Introduction of Hindi coaching for competitive
exams like WBCS, IAS, NET and SLET.

W-O STRATEGIES
Approaching the government for sanctioning new
teaching posts.

CHALLENGE
Limited freedom in deploying innovative teaching
methods due to syllabus and time constraints arising
from the (1+1+1) examination system adopted by
the University of Calcutta.

S-C STRATEGIES
Maintenance of strict discipline for students ensures
a healthy academic environment

W-C STRATEGIES
Despite limitations the teachers are striving to
achieve their targets.
Special classes are held to complete syllabus within
the short time schedule available in addition to
tutorial classes.

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Annexure-I to Department of Hindi

Seminar Proceedings
Partition Literature: Memory and inheritance of self. Title of the Paper- Desh Bhager Tragedy,
Nari o ekti Hindi Golpo, Rinku Ghosh.

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THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
1.

Name of the Department : History

2.

Year of Establishment : 1939

3.

Names of Programmes / Courses offered (UG, PG, M.Phil., Ph.D., Integrated Masters;
Integrated Ph.D., etc.): UG

4.

Names of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments/units involved: Womens Studies

5.

Annual/ semester/choice based credit system (programme wise): Annual

6.

Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments: Teachers


and students of the department is actively involved with the Womens Studies Centre of
the college.

7.

Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc.:


N.A.

8.

Details of courses/programmes discontinued (if any) with reasons: N.A.

9.

Number of Teaching posts


Sanctioned

Filled

Nil

Nil

Associate Professors

Asst. Professors

Nil

Professors

All base posts are Assistant Professors post, upgraded by CAS

10. Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, specialization, (D.Sc./D.Litt./Ph.D.


/ M. Phil. etc.)
Name

Qualification Designation Specialization

No. of years
of experience

No. of Ph.D. /M.Phil


Students guided for
the last 4 years

28Yrs

Nil

Dr. Subhalakhmi
Pandey

Associate
Professor

M.A.,
M.Phil., PhD.

Social
History

Dr. Aparna
Bandopadhyay

Associate
Professor

M.A.,
PhD

Gender/
Womens
History

17 Yrs.

Supervising M.Phil. of
one student of School
of Womens Studies,
Jadavpur University.

Kakoli Sinha Ray

Associate
Professor

M.A.

Environmental
History

17 Yrs.

Nil

Note: Dr. Ratna Bagchi Transferred in 2011

11. List of senior visiting faculty: Nil

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12. Percentage of lectures delivered and practical classes handled (programme wise) by
temporary faculty: N.A.
13. Student -Teacher Ratio (programme wise)
Course
B. A. (Honours)

Year

Total number of
students (2012-2013)

Student Teacher ratio

1st year

32

23:1

2nd year

20

3rd year

17

Total

69

14. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff; sanctioned and
filled: N.A.
15. Qualifications of teaching faculty with DSc/ D.Litt/ Ph.D/ MPhil / PG. PhD.:
Teaching Faculty with Ph. D

Teaching Faculty with M. Phil

Teaching Faculty with P. G

16. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) National b) International funding
agencies and grants received
Name of Principal
Investigator
Dr. Subhalakhmi
Pandey

Dr. Aparna
Bandopadhyay

Kakoli
Sinha Ray

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Title of
Project

Funding
Agency

Period

Total Grant
(Rs.)

Affiliation

Haunted
India: Colonial
Writing on
Oriental
Apparitions

UGC

2008-2010

1,00,000

Lady Brabourne
College

A Leisure of
Womens Own:
Television
Megaserials and
Bengali Women
in Contemporary
Kolkata

UGC

2014-2016

2,80,000

Lady Brabourne
College

Shikar, Ecological
Charges &
Nations of
Conservation in
the Raj 1850-1947

UGC

2008-2010

75,000

Lady Brabourne
College

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17. Departmental projects funded by DST - FIST; UGC, DBT, ICSSR, etc. and total grants
received: UGC CPE Project:
Departmental Projects

Grants Received

UGC CPE project Video Documentation of the colonial buildings in


B.B.D. Bag, area of Kolkata.

Rs. 50,000/-

18. Research Centre /facility recognized by the University: N.A.


19. Publications:
Name of faculty

Papers in peer
reviewed journals

Chapters in
books

Books/Journals
edited

Books with ISSN/


ISBN Numbers

Dr. Subhalakshmi
Pandey

9 (in a
single book)

Dr. Aparna
Bandyopadhyay
Kakoli Sinha Ray

10
(in a single book)

A detailed list of publication per faculty up to 2013 is given in the Annexure I

20. Areas of consultancy and income generated:


Kakoli Sinha Ray delivered 20 lectures and wrote 15 articles for Paper V (European
Renaissance) of History Honours for a project of EMMRC for the U.G.C. to make
educational programmes for the country wide classroom network (Channel I) of
Doordarshan.
21. Faculty as members in
Faculty

Serving in (a) National Committees (b) International Committees


(c) Editorial Boards (d) any other

Dr. Subhalaksmi Pandey 1.


2.
3.
4.

Life member of life members of Indian History Congress


Life member of Institute of Historical Studies, Kolkata
Life member of the Indian Association for Asia Pacific Studies.
Life member of head of the Committee for Revision of Syllabi of the
Undergraduate Honours (Paper 4) course of the Calcutta University

Dr. Aparna
Bandyopadyay

1. Annual member of the Indian History Congress


2. Life member of Indian Association for Womens Studies
3. Life member of Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad

Kakoli Sinha Ray

1. Life member of life members of Indian History Congress


2. Life member of Institute of Historical Studies, Kolkata
3. Life member of the Indian Association for Asia Pacific Studies.

22. Student projects:


a)

Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including inter departmental
programme:
1.

The first year students of the department submit an EVS Project at the end of
the first year

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b)

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2.

100% (all students of the department are mandatorily involved with the
publication of the departmental wall magazine Samaswar).

3.

At least 40% of the students were involved in the UGC, CPE Project on the
colonial buildings in the B.B.D. Bag area of Kolkata.

Percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution


i.e.in Research laboratories/Industry/ other agencies: N.A.

23. Awards / Recognitions received by faculty and students: N.A.


24. List of eminent academicians and scientists / visitors to the department:
Sr. Name
No.

Affiliation

Date

1.

Prof. Gautam Bhadra

Rabindranath Tagore Fellow


in National Library

04.02.10

2.

Prof. Badrinayan Tiwari

G. B. Part Social Science Institute

04.02.10

3.

Prof Sudeshna Bhattacharyya.

Jadavpur University

04.02.10

4.

Prof. Sonia Nishat Amin.

Dacca University

24-26th Jan, 2013

5.

Prof. Rochona Chakraborty.

Calcutta University

25.01.2013

6.

Prof. Aparna Ray

IDSK

04.02.10

7.

Prof. Narayani Gupta

Professor, Delhi University

24.01.2013

8.

Prof. Uma Chakravarti

Professor, Miranda House,


New Delhi

24.01.2013

9.

Prof. Upinder Singh

Delhi University

24.01.2013

10.

Prof. Amit De

Calcutta University

24-26th Jan, 2013

11.

Aparna Roy

Department of Bengali

04.02.10

12.

Prof. Swapna Bhattacharyya

Calcutta University

24-26th Jan, 2013

25. Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized & the source of funding a) National


b) International:
Name of Seminar/
Workshop/
Conference & date

Organizer and
Source of Funding

National or
International
Seminar

Speakers

1. History Through
Reminiscences:
Diaries, Memoirs
and oral History,
4th Feb. 2010.

Organized by Lady
Brabourne College &
funded by U.G.C.

National

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

2. Unish Shatake
Organized by Lady
Streeshikshar Nirman
Brabourne College &
in collaboration with
funded by U.G.C.
Paschimbanga Itihas
Samsad on 25th Jan, '13

National

Prof. Rochona Chakraborty.

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Prof. Gautam Bhadra


Prof. Badrinayan Tiwari
Prof Sudeshna Bhattacharyya.
Prof. Aparna Ray
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Name of Seminar/
Workshop/
Conference & date

Organizer and
Source of Funding

National or
International
Seminar

3. Annual conference of
Paschimbanga Itihas
Samsad from 24th to
26th January,2013.

Organized by Paschim
National
Banga Itihas Congress
in association with
Lady Brabourne College
& funded by Paschim
Banga Itihas Congress
& U.G.C.

Speakers

1. Prof. Sonia Nishat Amin.


2. Prof. Amit De
3. Prof. Swapna Bhattacharyya

26. Student profile programme/course wise:


Nameofthe Course/
programme
(refer question no. 4)

Applications
received

Selected

1. U.G. (Hons.) 2007

129

30

18

100%

2. U.G. (Hons.) 2008

157

30

21

95.2%

3. U.G. (Hons.) 2009

232

30

23

82.6%

4. U.G. (Hons.) 2010

241

30

16

81.2%

Male
(N.A.)

Enrolled
Female

Pass
percentage

*M = Male *F = Female

27. Diversity of Students:


Name of theCourse

% of students from
the same state

% of students from
other States

% of students
from abroad

U.G.(2006)

96

U.G.(2007)

100

U.G.(2008)

90

10

U.G. (2009)

100

U.G.(2010)

100

U.G.(2011)

94.4

5.6

U.G.(2012)

96

U.G.(2013)

100

28. How many students have cleared national and state competitive examinations such as
NET, SLET, GATE, Civil services, Defense services, etc.?
1.

Debarati Majumdar,cleared SET in 2008

2.

Debosree Dey cleared NET in 2009

3.

Debarati Ganguly cleared NET in 2012

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29. Student progression


Student progression

Percentage against enrolled

UG to PG

100%

PG to M.Phil.

25%

PG to Ph.D.

10%

Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral

NIL

Employed

Campus selection

Other than campus recruitment

50%

Entrepreneurship/Self-employment

30. Details of Infrastructural facilities


a)

Library:
There are 410 books in the Seminar Library of the Department. Students also use
the Central library of the college.

b)

Internet facilities for Staff & Students:


Students can access WAN and LAN facilities

c)

Class rooms with ICT facilities: Nil

d)

Laboratories: Nil

31. Number of students receiving financial assistance from college, university, government
or other agencies:
YEAR

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

NIL

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

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32. Details on student enrichment programmes (special lectures / workshops / seminar) with
external experts: regular lectures, seminars and workshops are held and experts and
academicians of reputed institutes and universities are invited to enrich the students.
Name of Seminar/
Workshop/ Conference
& date

Organizer and Source


of Funding

National or
International
Seminar

Speakers

1. History Through
Reminiscences:
Diaries, Memoirs and
oral History,
4th Feb. 2010.

Organized by Lady
Brabourne College &
funded by U.G.C.

National

1. Prof. Gautam Bhadra


2. Prof. Badrinayan Tiwari
3. Prof Sudeshna Bhattacharyya.
4. Prof. Aparna Ray
5. Aparna Roy

2. Unish Shatake
Streeshikshar Nirman
in collaboration with
Paschimbanga Itihas
Samsad on
25th Jan, 2013.

Organized by Lady
Brabourne College &
funded by U.G.C.

National

Prof. Rochona Chakraborty.

3. Annual conference
of Paschimbanga
Itihas Samsad from
24th to 26th
January, 2013.

Organized by Paschim
National
Banga Itihas Congress
in association with
Lady Brabourne College
& funded by Paschim
Banga Itihas Congress
& U.G.C.

1. Prof. Sonia Nishat Amin.


2. Prof. Amit De
3. Prof. Swapna Bhattacharyya

33. Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning:

Class lectures is the general mode of teaching.

Tutorials help the students to clear their doubts and help them to rectify their
shortcomings.

Students are encouraged to publish articles in the departmental wall magazine


Swamaswar to encourage independent thinking.

Regular excursions to historical places are held to apprise them about the rich
historical heritage of the country.

Moreover additional study materials are given to augment their knowledge.

34. Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities:


Students of the hostel are associated with the endeavour to teach underprivileged children.
Moreover they are actively involved with the college unit of the N.S.S. Some students
are enrolled in the Computer course offered by WEBEL.

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35. SWOC analysis of the department and Future Plans:


SWOC:
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

STRENGTH
Dedicated teachers.
Students show good academic output in University
examinations.
The students actively participate in different cocurricular and extra-curricular activities like
attending seminars, workshops or bringing out a
wall magazine; Swamaswar and doing project
work on various topics in history.
Students learn their moral and social responsibilities
through their activities in the N.S.S. units of the
College and involvement in teaching assignments
in the Night School run at the College hostel.
Students are taken for regular excursions to
historical places to apprise them about the rich
historical heritage of the country and their
knowledge is augmented with additional study
materials.
Well stocked seminar library

WEAKNESS
In-sufficient built in space for class room, seminar
library, seminar room and archival gallery.
No administrative staff to handle administrative
work of the department
No departmental fund for small recurring expenses
of the department.
Lacks the requisite teaching strength, thereby
hampering the teaching learning process.

OPPORTUNITY
Excellent student-teacher interaction that is
constructive in orienting students towards higher
studies, research and in general shaping their
careers.
Well organized seminars & workshop enlightens
students about the subject in a multifaceted fashion
Teachers are engaged in various research work and
publish their research articles regularly in peer
reviewed journals

S-O STRATEGIES
The department aims to initiate Post Graduate
course in History with additional space and
infrastructure
The department also has the potential and plans of
collaborating with the Womens Studies Centre to
start a course on post graduate studies and intense
research activities.
The faculty are interested in setting up an
Environmental History Studies Cell in the
department.
Upgrading of one classroom with multimedia
facilities to enhance the quality of teaching using
audio-visual aids
Computers have been installed for administrative
and academic work of the department

W-O STRATEGIES
Expansion of the department with availability of
more space.
Requesting Government for quick filling up of
vacant teaching post in the department.

CHALLENGE
Limited freedom in deploying innovative teaching
methods due to syllabus and time constraints arising
from the (1+1+1) examination system adopted by
the University of Calcutta.
Being a government Institution the process of filling
up of teaching posts is very slow.

S-C STRATEGIES
Strict discipline among students is maintained to
ensure a healthy academic environment in the
department.

W-C STRATEGIES
Special classes are held to complete syllabus within
the short time schedule available in addition to
tutorial classes.

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Annexure-I to Department of History


SUBHALAKSHMI PANDEY
Publication
1.

Ideologues of Imperialism: A Study in the Memoirs of Colonial Masters in India,


published in the Lady Brabourne College Journal of Social Sciences, vol.II, (Referred),
2010.

Books
1. Rabindranath Tagore: The Sentinel Of The East by Subhalakshmi Pandey published in
Avanel Companion to Modern Social Theorists (p.361), Avanel Press, 2011.
Chapters in Book
1. Eight Entries in the Dictionary of Historical Places: Bengal Chapter (1757-1947),
published by Department of History, Jadavpur university, 2009, funded by the State level
Committee for the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the First indian War of
Independence, ed. by Prof. Ranjan Chakraborty, Jadavpur University.
Proceedings
1. Colonial India and the Wives of Empire: Alice Perrin and Her Writing, Article published
in the Proceedings of UGC Sponsored Seminar on History, Historiography and Society,
Chandernagore College.
APARNA BANDYOPADHYAY
Book
1. Of Sin, Crime and Punishment: Elopements in Bengal 1929 in Samita Sen, Ranjita
Biswas and Nandita Dhawan (eds,), Intimate Others: Marriage and Sexualities in India,
Stree, Kolkata, 2011. ISBN No. 81-906760-1-6.
2.

The Politics of Reading: A Study of the Critical Responses to Nirupama Devis Novels
in Simonti Sen (ed.), They Dared: Essays in Honour of Pritilata Wadder, Bethune College,
Kolkata and Gangchil, 2011. ISBN No: 978-93-81346-14-3.Chapters in BookStreer Patra
Ebang. [Apropos Streer Patra] in P.K. Das, S. Mukhopadhyay and N. Jana (eds.),
Technologies of Revolution: Society, Economy and Polity, Barasat Government College,
Kolkata, 2011.Nobeli Bhut: Upanyas o Unish Shataker Bangali Meyera [The Ghost of
Novels: The Novel and Nineteenth Century Bengali Women] in Sanbikshan Sankalan
vol 19, 2011.

Newsletter
1. A Review of Swapna M. Banerjees book, Men, Women and the Domestics: Articulating
Middle-Class Identity in Colonial Bengal in School of Womens Studies, Jadavpur
University Newsletter Vol 20, March 2007.
2.

Edited Lady Brabourne College Womens Studies Centre Newsletter Vol 3, March 2012
along with Dr. Krishna Dasgupta.

3.

Smaran: Ashalata Singha [Reminiscences: Ashalata Singha], Lady Brabourne College


Womens Studies Centre Newsletter, Vol 3, March 2012.

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4.

A Review of Chitrarekha Guptas book Nirupama Devi: Jivane o Sahitye [Nirupama


Devi: In Life and in Literature] in School of Womens Studies, Jadavpur University
Newsletter, Vol 30, December 2012.

5.

Bangla Dharabahik o Meyera [TV Serials and Women] Lady Brabourne College
Womens Studies Centre Newsletter, March 2013, forthcoming.

6.

Edited Lady Brabourne College Womens Studies Centre Newsletter Vol IV, March 2013
along with Dr. Krishna Dasgupta.Proceedings
(a) Breaking Fetters: The Indissoluble Marriage and Strategies of Exit in Late Colonial
Bengal in Education, Marriage and the Bridal Industry, Midnapore College Seminar
Proceedings Volume, forthcoming.
(b) Oupanibeshik Juge Bangla Upanyaser Pathika [The Women Readers of Bengali
Novels in the Colonial Period] in Women and Literature: Different Faces, Different
Voices, Barasat Government College Seminar Proceedings Volume, November
2013.ming.

7.

Love, the Novel and Hindu Nationalism in Late Colonial Bengal at 2nd Global
Conference on Gender and Love Proceedings Volume, Inter Disciplinary Press, e.book,
forthcoming.

8.

Tin Ain sambandhe Dui-Char Katha in [A Few Words about Act III] in Position of
Women in Indian Society from Ancient to Modern Times, Hooghly Mohsin College
Seminar Proceedings Volume, forthcoming.

Abstract
1. Asati Bidhabar Bishayadhikar Sankranta Mokaddama o Oupanibeshik Ain-Adalater
Charitra[The Widow Unchastity Case and the Character of the Colonial Judiciary]-an
Abstract in Itihas Anusandhan vol 27, Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad, Kolkata, 2012.
KAKOLI SINHA RAY
Publication
1. Reminiscences of Wild India , Journal of Social Sciences 2, Lady Brabourne College
2010 (referred)
Book
1. A Sport of a Bygone Era: Shikar (in Press)
Chapters in Book
1. Ten articles on Historical Personalities in The Dictionary of Historical Places of Bengal
(1757-1947), 2013
Proceedings
1. Ordering the Oriental Jungle: The Indian Experience, History, Historiography and Society,
U.G.C. sponsored Seminar Vol. 2008.
2.

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Gendering the Indian Wilderness: The Indian Jungles in the Eyes of the Sahibs, Higher
Education Dept. Seminar Vol. March 2009

Evaluative Report of the Departments

EVALUATIVE REPORT OF
THE DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
1.

Name of the Department: Philosophy

2.

Year of establishment: 1939

3.

Names of programmes / courses offered (UG, PG, M.Phil, Ph. D, Integrated Masters,
Integrated Ph.D): UG (Honours and General Courses)

4.

Names of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments/units involved: Department is


involved in the interdisciplinary General course in Womens studies.

5.

Annual /semester /choice based credit system (programme wise): Annual system in UG
level.

6.

Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments: Department


participates in the teaching of the Womens Studies General course.

7.

Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc.:


N.A.

8.

Details of courses /program discontinued (if any) with reasons: N.A.

9.

Number of teaching posts sanctioned, filled and actual (Professors/ Associate Professors/
Asst. Professors/others):
Sanctioned

Filled

Professor

Associate Professor

2*

Assistant Professor

Vacant

*All base posts are Assistant Professors post, upgraded by Career Advancement Scheme.

10. Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, area of specialization (D.Sc./D.Litt./
Ph.D. /M.Phil. etc.):
Name

Qualification Designation Specialization

No. of years
of experience

No. of Ph.D.
Students guided for
the last 4 years

Dr. Nivedita Patra


(Mukhopadhyay)

M.A,
Ph.D

Associate
Professor and
Head

Nyaya
Vaisesika
Darsan

28 yrs

Nil

Dr. Krishna
Dasgupta

M.A,
Ph.D

Associate
Professor

Vedanta and
Philosophy of
Language &
Gender studies

24 yrs

Nil

Mamata Dhar (Retd.) in 2012.

Sudeshna Dattagupta (Retd.) in 2013

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11. List of senior Visiting Faculty: N.A.


12. Percentage of lectures delivered and practical classes handled (programme wise) by
temporary faculty: N.A.
13. Student Teacher ratio (Programme-wise):
Programme

Total no. of students

Total no. of teachers

Student Teacher Ratio

52

26 : 1

UG Level

14. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff: sanctioned and
filled: N.A.
15. Qualifications of teaching faculty with D.Sc. /D. Litt /Ph.D. /M. Phil /P.G.:
Ph.D

M.Phil

16. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) national, b) international funding agencies
and c) Total grants received:
No. of faculty

Period of project

National /
International

Funding
Agency

Grant received
(Rs)

2005-2007

National

UGC

65,000.00

17. Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; UGC; DBT, ICSSR etc and total grants
received: NA
18. Research centre /facility recognized by the university: N.A.
19. Publications:
Name of the
Teacher

Dr Krishn
Dasgupta

No. of
papers
Nat/Int

No. of
publications
listed in
Int. Data
base

Mono
Graphs

Chap.
In
Books

Books
Edited

Books
with
ISSN/
ISBN
No.

Citation
Index

SNIP

SJR

Impact
factor

H-Index

3
National
with
ISSN

nil

nil

nil

nil

nil

** Details in Annexure 1.

20. Areas of consultancy and income generated: N.A.


21. Faculty as members in

338

a)

National committees

b)

International committees

c)

Editorial Boards

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Committees

Name of Faculties

National

International

Editorial Boards
Dr. Krishna Dasgupta
1. Member of Editorial Board, Newsletter of Womens Studies Centre,
Lady Brabourne College
2. Member of Editorial Board, Lady Brabourne College Magazine
and Social Science Journal

Dr. Krishna Dasgupta


1. Life Member of Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture
2. Annual Member of Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad
3. Annual Member of Indian History Congress

22. Student projects


a)

Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including inter departmental
/ programme :

b.

ENVS Projects: 100 % students of First Year Honours class.

Percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution


i.e. in Research Laboratories/ Industry/ other agencies: N.A.

23. Awards / Recognition received by faculty and students: None


24. List of eminent academicians and scientists / visitors to the department:

Dr. Dikshit Gupta, Retired Professor, University of Calcutta

Prof. Shefali Moitra, (J.U.)

Dr. Sudeshna Banerjee, (J.U.)

Prof. Tapati Sengupta Loreto College

Dr. Tara Chatterjee, Eminent Academician

Dr. Manidipa Sanyal, Reader, University of Calcutta

Sri Vijoy Menon, Retd. IAS Officer

25. Seminars/ Conferences/ Workshops organized and the source of funding: a) National :
None, b) International : None
26. Student profile programme /course wise:
Name of the Programme
(refer to question no. 4)

Applications
received

Selected

Enrolled

Pass
percentage

UG (2007)

92

30

18

72.22

UG (2008)

89

30

17

64.70

UG (2009)

109

30

17

76.47

UG (2010)

128

30

12

41.66

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27. Diversity of students:


Name of the Course

% of students from
the samestate

% of students from
other States

% of students
from abroad

UG (2007)

97

Nil

UG (2008)

98

Nil

UG (2009)

100

Nil

UG (2010)

100

Nil

28. How many students have cleared national and state competitive examinations such as
NET, SET, GATE, Civil services, Defense services, etc?

NET : 3

29. Student-progression :
Student progression

Against % enrolled

UG to PG

93%

PG to M.Phil

NA

PG to Ph.D.

NA

Ph.D to Post-Doctoral

NA

Employed

Campus selection

Other than campus recruitment

Entrepreneurship / Self-employment

NA

30. Details of departmental infrastructure facilities


a)

Library : The department has a seminar library having 930 books.

b)

Internet facilities for staff and students: Wi-fi connection is provided to students in
the college library. A laptop has been provided to the staff by the college authorities.

c)

Class rooms with ICT facility: None

d)

Laboratories: None

31. Number of students receiving financial assistance from college, university, government
or other agencies: From college 3.

Special Financial Assistance given by Students Welfare Committee of LBC : 3

32. Details on student enrichment program (special lecture /workshops/ seminar) with external
experts:

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Departmental Seminars
Sl No. Seminar topic

Date

Speakers

1.

Human Rights

10.04.2006

Dr. Dikshit Gupta, Retired Professor,


University of Calcutta

2.

Feminism

18.04.2006

Dr. Shefali Moitra, (J.U.)


Prof. Sudeshna Banerjee, (J.U.)
Prof. Tapati Sengupta Loreto College

3.

Ethics in Bhagvad Gita

27.02.2009

Dr. Tara Chatterjee

4.

Ordinary language and


formal logic

28.02.2011

Dr. Manidipa Sanyal, Reader,


University of Calcutta

6.

Positive attitude towards life

20.07.2012

Sri Vijoy Menon

33. Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning: Delivering class lectures using
blackboard. Helping students to follow textbooks and references with the help of
interactive teaching sessions. Students become prepared for their graduation courses as
well as various competitive exams and become able to think critically and analytically.
34. Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities : Seven
students of the department participated in NSS programme in the year 2011.

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35. SWOC analysis of the Department and future plans


SWOC:
DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

STRENGTHS
Highly motivated and competent faculty members.
Excellent academic records by the students.

WEAKNESSES
Teaching posts lying vacant in the department
makes syllabus completion extremely difficult for
the existing faculty.
The examination system of the parent university
has reduced the number of total classes in the
academic year and this has hindered discussion of
topics beyond the syllabus.

OPPORTUNITIES
Various professional opportunities are made
available to the students.

S-O STRATEGIES
Complete grooming of students through academic
programmes arranged by the faculty motivates them
to remain focussed in their vision of achieving their
goals by getting job placements.

W-O STRATEGIES
Approaching Government for filling up of vacant
teaching posts.
Increasing teacher membership in syllabus
committees and boards of studies at the University
level to ensure participation in designing of the
syllabus and the curriculum.

CHALLENGES
To attract students with an aptitude to pursue higher
studies.

S-C STRATEGIES
Introducing institutional scholarships/freeships for
the economically backward students, not receiving
financial assistance from other sources.

W-C STRATEGIES
Motivating the students to utilise the opportunities
available to them.

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Annexure-I to Department of Philosophy

PUBLICATION DETAILS : (ANNEXURE TO ITEM NO. 19)


Faculty :
DR KRISHNA DASGUPTA
1)

Article titled The Role of Language in Delineating the Other in Bulletin of the
Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture, May 2008,ISSN No.: 0971-2755

2)

Article titled Some Reflections on the Vedantic Studies in Bengal: Traditional and Modern
Apporoaches to It in Journal of Social Sciences, Lady Brabourme College,2011. ISSN
No. 2231-3400

3)

Article titled The Dawn of Vedantic Renaissance in Nineteenth Century Bengal: New
Hope for Rejuvenated Humanity in our Heritage, Bulletin of the Department of Post
Graduate Training and Research, Sanskrit College, Kolkata, Volume XL1 Parts 1 & 2,
February -2014, ISSN No. 04749030.

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EVALUATIVE REPORT OF
THE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
1.

Name of the Department : Political Science

2.

Year of Establishment : 1960

3.

Names of Programmes / Courses offered (UG, PG, M.Phil., Ph.D., Integrated Masters;
Integrated Ph.D., etc.) : UG

4.

Names of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments/units involved Public Relations


and Advertising and Multimedia and Animation (UGC sponsored career-oriented courses)
and Womens Studies

5.

Annual/ semester/choice based credit system (programme wise) : Annual

6.

Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments : Womens


Studies

7.

Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc. : Nil

8.

Details of courses/programmes discontinued (if any) with reasons : Nil

9.

Number of Teaching posts


Sanctioned

Filled

Professors

1 (Principal)

Associate Professors

Asst. Professors

All base posts are Assistant Professors post, upgraded by CAS

10. Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, specialization, (D.Sc./D.Litt./Ph.D.


/M. Phil. etc.,)
Name

Qualification Designation Specialization

No. of Ph.D.
Students guided for
the last 4 years

26 years

Siuli Sarkar

M.A, Ph.D

Suriti Ray

M.A,
M.Phil

Associate
Professor

Political Science
(Modern India)

Part time:
10 Yrs, Full
time: 15 Yrs

M.A

Assistant
Professor

Political Science

17 years

Assistant
Professor

International
Relations
(South asia)

12 years

Sarmistha Sen

Peu Ghosh

M.A.
Ph.D

Professor
Political Science
(Public Adminisand
Principal
tration & Local
since 01.02.11 Self Government)

No. of years
of experience

(Socialist Thoughts
and Practices)

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Name

Lady Brabourne College

Qualification Designation Specialization

No. of years
of experience

No. of Ph.D.
Students guided for
the last 4 years

Trijita Gonsalves

M.A.
M.Phil

Assistant
Professor

Political Science
(Research
Methodology)

Part time :
1 yr, full
time: 8 yrs

Sukanya Ray

M.A.,
Ph.D

Assistant
Professor

Indian Political
Thought

Years : 6 yrs
(5 years as a
full time faculty
& 1 year as a
part-time
faculty)

11. List of senior visiting faculty: Nil


12. Percentage of lectures delivered and practical classes handled (programme wise) by
temporary faculty: N. A
13. Student - Teacher Ratio (programme wise)
Course

Year

Total number of students (2012-2013)

B.A. (Honours)

1st year

32

2nd year

22

3rd year

20

Total

74

Student Teacher ratio

14.8:1

14. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff; sanctioned and
filled: Nil
15. Qualifications of teaching faculty with DSc/ D.Litt/ Ph.D/ MPhil / PG.
Teaching Faculty with Ph. D.

Teaching Faculty with M. Phil

Teaching Faculty with P. G.

16. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) National b) International funding
agencies and grants received
Name of the Faculty

Topic

Funding agency

Year

Amount

Prof. Siuli Sarkar

Socio-political Behaviour of the


Underprivileged: A Study of the Street
Hawkers of Kolkata

U.G.C sponsored Minor


Research Project

2006-2008

65000

Dr. Suriti Ray

Cultural Plurality and Persistence of


Ethnic identity: A Study of an Urban
Trading Locality

U.G.C sponsored Minor


Research Project

2006-2008

50000

Dr. Suriti Ray

Project Under Womens Studies Centre


entitled The Empowerment of Women in
West Bengal: A Case Study

Womens study Centre,


Lady Brabourne College

2011-2013 A part of
the total
allocation

Dr. Suriti Ray

Empowerment and Gender Equality:


Problems encountered.

U.G.C sponsored Minor


Research Project

2012-2014

65000

Dr. Peu Ghosh

A project on Democracy Deficit and


Political Unrest in North Africa:
Implications on World Peace and
Global Governance

U. G. C.

2014-2016

215000

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17. Departmental projects funded by DST - FIST; UGC, DBT, ICSSR, etc. and total grants
received: N. A
18. Research Centre /facility recognized by the University: N. A
19. Publications:
Faculty
members

No. of
papers
Nat/Int

1. Siuli Sarkar

10

2. Suriti Ray

3. Peu Ghosh

4. Trijita Gonsalves

5. Sukanya Ray

No. of
Mono
publi- Graphs
cations
listed in
Int. Data
base

Chap.
In
Books

Books
Edited

Books
with
ISSN/
ISBN
No.

2
1

Citation
Index

SNIP

SJR

Impact
factor

H-Index

Paper
without
ISSN No.

2
3

A detailed list of publication per faculty up to 2013 is given in the Annexure I

20. Areas of consultancy and income generated


Framing of WBCS Syllabus Suriti Ray
21. Faculty as members in
a)

National committees

b)

International Committees

c)

Editorial Boards

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Faculty

Serving in (a) National Committees (b) International Committees


(c) Editorial Boards (d) any other

Prof. Siuli Sarkar

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Life member of Indian Political Science Association


Life member of West Bengal Political Science Association
Life member of Council for Political Studies
Member of Senate, Calcutta University
Member of Disciplinary Committee, Calcutta University
Member of Advisory Committee, Academic Staff College, Calcutta University

Suriti Ray

1.
2.
3.
4.

Life member of Indian Political Science Association


Life member of West Bengal Political Science Association
Life member of Council for Political Studies
Editorial Board of International Seminar, Lady Brabourne College

Dr Peu Ghosh

1. Life member of West Bengal Political Science Association


2. Life member of Council for Political Studies
3. Member Editorial Board of Womens Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College

Sarmistha Sen

1. Life member of West Bengal Political Science Association


2. Life member of Council for Political Studies

Trijita Gonsalves

1. Member of West Bengal Political Science Association


2. Member Editorial Board of Seminar Proceedings of the International Seminar,
Lady Brabourne College

Dr. Sukanya Ray

1. Member of West Bengal Political Science Association


2. Member Editorial Board of the Seminar Proceedings of the UGC-Sponsored
National Seminar, Lady Brabourne College

22. Student projects


a)

b)

Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including inter departmental/
programme

Environmental Science projects 100%, inhouse.

projects funded by womens studies: 2 students of political Science worked as


research assistance in project entitled The Empowerment of Women in West
Bengal: A Case Study

Percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution


i.e.in Research laboratories/Industry/ other agencies; N. A

23. Awards / Recognitions received by faculty and students


1.

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24. List of eminent academicians and scientists / visitors to the department


Sr. Name
No.

Affiliation

Date

Professor Tridib Charaborty Department of International Relations,


Jadavpur University

16.9.2006,27.1.2009
28.3.2011

Prof. Aswini Kanta Ray

Centre for Political Studies, JNU

16.1.2010

Dr. Sanghamitra Lahiri

Retired Faculty in Political Science, Lady


Brabourne College, Currently Guest Lecturer
at Rabindra Bharati University (R.B.U)

22.2.2011

Payal Bose

Sarada Mission College

2006-2008

Soumi Neogi

Seth Soorajmal Jalan Girls College

Aug 12-Jan 13

Sujata chowdhury

Loreto College

5.8.2006

25. Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized & the source of funding


a) National
b) International
Topic

Date

List of Speakers

UGC sponsored International


Seminar on Globalization,
Capitalist Crisis and
Inclusive Development:
Myths and Reality
22-23 December, 2009

22-23 Dec.
2009

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Second Chamber in Modern


Democracies, 6 September,
2011 in collaboration with
West Bengal Political
Science Association
(WBPSA).

6 Sept. 2011

1. Prof. Amitabha Roy


2. Prof. Ashok Sarkar

Funded by -WBPSA

Lets Talk Bengal, in


collaboration with
St. Xaviers
workshop

28 Sept., 2011

Students workshop

UGC sponsored
national level an
Interactive-College

Student Workshop on
Youth for Social Change,
in collaboration with NSHM
Institute for Media Studies

14 Dec., 2011

Prof. Madhupa Bakshi

Funded by
National Institute for
Media Studies

Social Inequalities: Issues and


Practical Experiences In India

12 March,
2013

1. Prof. Andre Beteille


2. Prof. Debi Chatterjee
3. Prof. Manabi Mazumdar
4. Prof. Rajasree Basu
5. Prof. Priya Sangameswaram
6. Prof. Jyoti Jalan
7. Prof. Mukul Mukherjee
8. Prof. Ishita Mukherjee

UGC sponsored
National Seminar

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Funding Agency

Prof.Amit Bhaduri
UGC sponsored
Prof.Sanjoy Banerjee
International
Prof.Abhirup Sarkar
Seminar
Prof.Shamhita Das Dasgupta
Prof.Sweta Ghosh
Prof. Radharaman Chakrabarty
Prof. Purusottam Bhatacharya

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26. Student profile programme/course wise:


Name of the
Course/programme

Applications
received

Selected

Enrolled
Female

2007

332

18

17

94%

2008

421

28

27

96%

2009

344

24

23

95%

2010

407

23

21

91%

Male

Pass percentage

Under-Graduate (UG)

*M = Male *F = Female

27. Diversity of Students


Name of the Course

% of students from
the same state

% of students from
other states

% of students from
abroad

2010

100%

2011

94.7%

5.3%

2012

95%

5%

2013

100%

B. A. Pol. Science Honours

28. How many students have cleared national and state competitive examinations such as
NET, SLET, GATE, Civil services, Defense services, etc.?

NET-2

29. Student progression


Student progression

Against % enrolled

UG to PG

80%

PG to M.Phil.

50%

PG to Ph.D.

20%

Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral

1%

Employed
Campus selection
Other than campus recruitment

50%

Entrepreneurship/Self-employment

30. Details of Infrastructural facilities


a)

350

Library

Seminar Library belonging to the department 495 Books

TC Memorial Books

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b)

Internet facilities for Staff & Students The students have access to Library computers
with internet facilities. They also have full access to a large number of computers
placed in the Central Computer room. The faculty members have departments own
computer facilities with internet connection.

c)

Class rooms with ICT facility

d)

Laboratories: N. A

31. Number of students receiving financial assistance from college, university, Government
or other agencies
West Bengal Minority Development and Finance Corporation post-Matrix
scholarship11 Students
32. Details on student enrichment programmes (special lectures / workshops / seminar) with
external experts
Topic

Date

List of Speakers

UGC sponsored International


Seminar on Globalization,
Capitalist Crisis and Inclusive
Development: Myths and
Reality 22-23 December, 2009

22-23 Dec.,
2009

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Second Chamber in Modern


Democracies, 6 September,
2011 in collaboration with
West Bengal Political Science
Association (WBPSA).

6 Sept., 2011

1. Prof. Amitabha Roy


2. Prof. Ashok Sarkar

Funded by -WBPSA

Students workshop

UGC sponsored
national level an
Interactive-College
Workshop

Lets Talk Bengal, in


collaboration with St. Xaviers

Funding Agency

Prof. Amit Bhaduri


UGC sponsored
Prof. Sanjoy Banerjee
International Seminar
Prof. Abhirup Sarkar
Prof. Samhita Das Dasgupta
Prof. Sweta Ghosh
Prof. Radharaman Chakrabarty
Prof. Purusottam Bhatacharya

28 Sept., 2011

Student Workshop on Youth


for Social Change, in
collaboration with NSHM
Institute for Media Studies

14 Dec., 2011. Prof. Madhupa Bakshi

Funded by National
Institute for Media
Studies

Social Inequalities: Issues and


Practical Experiences In India

12 March,
2013

UGC sponsored
National Seminar

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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Prof. Andre Beteille


Prof. Debi Chatterjee
Prof. Manabi Mazumdar
Prof. Rajasree Basu
Prof. Priya Sangameswaram
Prof. Jyoti Jalan
Prof. Mukul Mukherjee
Prof. Ishita Mukherjee

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33. Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning

Workshops

Conferences

Seminars

Power point presentation

Youth Parliament

Video Conferencing

34. Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities:

352

Students of the hostel are associated with the endeavour to teach underprivileged
children. Moreover students are also actively involved with the college unit of the
N.S.S.

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35. SWOC analysis of the Department and Future Plans


SWOC:
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL
SCIENCE

STRENGTHS
Highly motivated and competent faculty members
with different specialization and research
backgrounds.
Collaborative efforts with different colleges and
research institutes.

WEAKNESSES
Lack of infrastructural facilities.
Introduction of modern technological facilities
difficult due to dearth of funds.

OPPORTUNITIES
As the department coordinates two self-financed
career oriented courses the career opportunities of
the students are increased.
Various professional opportunities are made
available to the students.

S-O STRATEGIES
Complete grooming of students through academic
programmes arranged by the faculty motivates them
to remain focussed in their vision of achieving their
goals by getting job placements.

W-O STRATEGIES
Approaching Government for funds for
infrastructural developement.

CHALLENGES
To attract students with an aptitude to pursue higher
studies.

S-C STRATEGIES
Introducing institutional scholarships/freeships for
the economically backward students, not receiving
financial assistance from other sources.

W-C STRATEGIES
Motivating the students to utilise the opportunities
available to them.

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Annexure I to Department of Political Science

PROF. SIULI SARKAR, Principal


PUBLICATIONS
Books:
1.

Book entitled Rajnaitik tatwa : Paschimi Chintadhara (jointly with Payal Bose),
Progressive Publishers, 2012.

2.

Book entitled District Politics and Administration: First Phase of the Red Panchayats in
West Bengal, Scholar Publications, Kolkata, 2010

3.

Book entitled Public Administration in India, PHI Learning, New Delhi, Jan, 2010

4.

Book entitled Kolkata Hawkers: A Chronicle of Deprivation, Discontent and Struggle,


World View Publications, Kolkata, 2009.

5.

Book entitled Ei Aamader Desh , Leena Publication, April 2006

Articles in Edited Volumes:


1.

Female Hawkers in Some Third World Cities, Contemporary Social Problems in India,
Vol II, Daya Publishing House, New Delhi (in press).

2.

Women and Literature: Some Female Writers and Female Characters in Bengali
Literature, The Other Universe, Edited Book of Womens Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne
College, Setu Publishers (in press).

Journals:
1.

A Review Article on a book entitled Self-Finance of the Local Government: Experience


of West Bengal Panchayats, by Dr. Panchanan Chattopadhyay, Professor and Head,
Department of Political Science, Assam University, Socialist Perspective (in press).

2.

SocioEconomic Profile of the Street Hawkers of Kolkata, Journal of Sociological


Association of West Bengal (in press).

3.

Article on Journey of the West Bengal Panchayats (1978-2012), Socialist Perspective,


December 2012 - March 2013, Vol. 40, No. 3-4.

4.

Some Peculiar Features of Street Hawking in Kolkata, Jadavpur University Journal of


Sociology, Volume 6, No. 6, Jadavpur University, 2012.

5.

Partisan Politics and a Crack in the Red Fort of West Bengal, The Lady Brabourne
College Journal of Social Sciences, Vol II, 2011.

6.

Participation of the Weaker Gender: India Now and Then, Politicus, Vol 1, No.2,
July-December, 2009, Ashutosh College Publication,(Invited Contribution).

7.

Female Representation in Indian Panchayats Socialist Perspective, Vol.37, No-s, 1-2,


June 2009- September 2009.

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8.

Political Orientation of the Street Hawkers of Kolkata, The West Bengal Political
Science Review, Volume XI, No.2, July-December, 2008.

9.

Communications Between the Panchayats and the Marginalized: A Development


Perspective, Socialist Perspective, Vol.35, No1-2,. June-September, 2007.

10. The Study of the West Bengal Zilla Parishad and the Relevance of the Communications
Perspective, The West Bengal Political Science Review, Vol. X, No.1, Jan-June, 2007.
Seminar Proceedings:
1.

Administration of Female Education in West Bengal: a 21st Century Scenario, West


Bengal Political Science Review, 2014 (in press).

2.

Unwanted Effects of Globalization on Indian Economy, Conference Volume of the


34th Annual Conference of Bengal Economic Association, organized by the Department
of Economics, Lady Brabourne College, February, 2014 (in press).

3.

Swami Vivekananda, Conference Volume of UGC-sponsored National Seminar on


Swami Vivekanandas Vision and Its Relevance in the Contemporary World, organized
by Lady Brabourne College in collaboration with Ramakrishna Sarada Mission
Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, March, 2013.

4.

Beauty of the Three Classical Indian Languages, Conference Volume of UGC-sponsored


National Seminar on Comparative Aesthetics of the Sanskrit, Persian and Hindi Literature,
organized by the Departments of Sanskrit, Persian and Hindi, Lady Brabourne College,
April, 2013 (in press).

5.

Gender Disparities in Health, Conference Volume of UGC-sponsored National Seminar


on Social Inequality: Some Contemporary Issues of India, organized by the Departments
of Political Science and Sociology, Lady Brabourne College, March, 2013 (in press).

6.

Status of Muslims in West Bengal and Gujarat: A Comparative Study, Proceedings of


the International Seminar on Globalization, Capitalist Crisis & Inclusive Development:
Myths and Reality, Lady Brabourne College, 2011.

7.

Diaries and Memoirs:Autobiography of Rassundari Dasi, Conference Volume of UGCsponsored National Seminar on History Through Reminiscence: Diaries, Memoirs &
Oral History, organized by the Department of History, Maulana Azad College and
Paschimbanga Itihas Sansad, 2011 (in press).

8.

Akbars Benevolent Administration: An Objective Analysis, Administration, Politics


and Society in Medieval India 1206-1707 A.D., UGC-Sponsored National Seminar
organized by the Departments of Political Science and Islamic History and Culture,
Maulana Azad College, October, 2010.

9.

Article on Socio-political Behaviour of the Underprivileged in WBPSA, Ninth Annual


Conference Souvenir, March, 2007.

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Pre-Publication Review
1.

Pre-publication reviewer of Pearson Text Books on Political Science Honours, 2011.

2.

Pre-publication reviewer of Higher Secondary Text Books, appointed by West Bengal


Council of Higher Education, 2006.

Lectures Delivered/ Paper Presentation


1.

Psychological Nourishment: The impact of Christmas Carol, inaugural lecture at a


National Seminar on Psychological Enrichment of Students:Role played by Ethics and
Literature, organized by the Departments of Philosophy & Urdu in collaboration with
Psychological Counselling Cell, Lady Brabourne College, April, 2014.

2.

Female Education in West Bengal: A 21st Century Scenario, at the 15th Annual
Conference of the WBPSA on Contemporary Trends in Politics and Political Science,
March, 2014.

3.

Rabindranather Mayar Khela, the inaugural lecture at a seminar organized by the Alumni
Association of LBC, February, 2014.

4.

Positive and Negative Results of Globalization in the Socio-economic Sector of India,


the inaugural lecture in the 34th Annual Conference of Bengal Economic Association in
collaboration with the Punjab National Bank, ICSSR and Council for Higher Education,
Government of West Bengal, organized by the Department of Economics, Lady Brabourne
College, February, 2014.

5.

Some Suggestions Regarding the Present Structure of West Bengal Panchayats, invited
lecture in a One-day Workshop on The Challenges Before the Fourth State Finance
Commission, organized by the Centre for Decentralization and Rural Reconstruction,
Rabindra Bharati University, January, 2014.

6.

Two consecutive lectures on The Concept of Public Welfare in India, Refresher Course,
Department of Sanskrit, University of Calcutta, 18th September, 2013.

7.

Saratchandra Chattopadhyay: Byakti o Srashta, seminar organized by the Alumni


Association of Lady Brabourne College in collaboration with the Department of Bengali,
Lady Brabourne College on Saratchandra Chattopadhyay, September, 2013.

8.

Panchayats of West Bengal:Strength and Weakness, invited lecture in One-day


Workshop on Decentralization and the Financing of Local Governments in West Bengal,
organized by the State Finance Commission in collaboration with Sampling and Official
Statistics Unit, I.S.I, Kolkata, July, 2013.

9.

Messages of Education at various Stages of Life, invited lecture at Mahavir Institute


of Education and Research, May, 2013.

10. Comparative Aesthetics of Literature, lecture delivered at UGC sponsored National


Level Seminar organized by the Departments of Sanskrit, Hindi & Persian, Lady
Brabourne College, April, 2013.
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11. Female Education in India in the twenty First Century, an invited lecture at UGC
sponsored National Level Seminar on Education organized by the Institute of Education
for Women, Hastings House, Government of West Bengal, March, 2013.
12. Kinds of Social Inequality in India, Lecture delivered at UGC sponsored National
Level Seminar organized by the Departments of Political Science and Sociology, Lady
Brabourne College, March, 2013.
13. Visions of Swami Vivekananda, lecture delivered at UGC sponsored National Level
Seminar organized by all the Departments of Lady Brabourne College, March, 2013.
14. Womens Movements in India, lecture delivered at seminar organized by Agami Nirman,
an NGO and Womens Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College, March, 2013.
15. Vote daan ekti mulyaban adhikar o kartabya (in Bengali), an invited lecture delivered
at National Voters Day, organized by Basanti Devi College in collaboration with District
Election Officer (Kolkata South) and Director of Land Records and Surveys and Joint
Land Reforms Commission, West Bengal, January, 2013.
16. Female Education in Colonial Bengal, lecture delivered at Annual Conference of
Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad, January, 2013.
17. Invited lecture delivered on Value of Education at the Annual function of Udvaas, an
NGO, January, 2013.
18. Women and the Value of Education, National Level Seminar on Socio-Economic Reality
in the Present Scenario, organized by Durgapur Centre For Urban Development,
December, 2012.
19. Womens Achievements in Literature, talk given at a seminar on Women and Literature
held at Lady Brabourne College organized by the Womens Studies Centre, Lady
Brabourne College, October, 2012.
20. Consumer Rights and their Protection talk given at a seminar on Consumer Rights
held at Lady Brabourne College organized by the Department of Consumer Affairs and
Fair Business Practices, Government of West Bengal, September, 2012.
21. Mental and Physical Health of Girls in West Bengal, lecture delivered at an Awareness
Programme on Adolescent Health for Girls organized by the Adolescent Health Committee
of Bengal Obstetric and Gynecological Society, August, 2012.
22. Women and their Achievements, lecture delivered at the United Bank of India on the
occasion of International Womens Day Celebration, March, 2012.
23. Female Hawkers as a Class, Two consecutive lectures at an Orientation Programme
organized by the Academic Staff College, University of Calcutta, February, 2012.
24. Violence Against Women in West Bengal, lecture delivered at a seminar on Women
and Violence organized by the Womens Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College,
February, 2012.
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25. Let us Talk Bengal, a talk given at a workshop on Contemporary Bengal held at
St.Xaviers College organized in joint collaboration with Department of Political Science,
St.Xaviers College and Department of Political Science, Lady Brabourne College,
September, 2011.
26. Role of the Second Chamber in Modern Democracy, a lecture delivered at a seminar
on Democracy and Second Chamber held at Lady Brabourne College organized by West
Bengal Political Science Association in collaboration with Department of Political Science,
Lady Brabourne College, September, 2011.
27. Political Science: Concept, Nature and Approaches, Extension Lecture given at
Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, Vivekananda Vidya Bhavan, February, 2010.
28. Paper on Socio-Political Behaviour of the Underprivileged, presented at the Ninth
Annual Conference of WBPSA, 17 March 2007.
29. An Ethnographic Study of the Street Hawkers of Kolkata, presented in a U.G.C
supported workshop on Governance organized under the DRS Programme, Department
of Political Science, Calcutta University, December, 2006.
30. Feminism and Politics, lecture delivered as a resource person at the Orientation
Programme for College and University Teachers, organized by the Academic Staff College
(UGC), University of Calcutta, February 2006.
31. Interactive Lecture on Paschim Banger Tristar Panchayati Raj Byabastha organized by
the Netaji Subhas Open University and Gyan Vani FM Channel, broadcasted on 30 January,
2006.
32. Interactive lecture on Rajniti o Prashasan: Parasparik Samparka organized by the Netaji
Subhas Open University and Gyan Vani FM Channel, broadcasted on 18 January, 2006.
SURITI RAY, Associate Professor

Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national/international by faculty


and students) 4

Chapter in Books 2

Publications
1.

Ray Suriti, Women in Indian Parliament, Social Science Journal, in IQAC Journal of
Lady Brabourne College, January, 2011.

2.

Ray Suriti, Empowerment of women in West Bengal: a case study.(Howrah district),


Compilation of reports, Women Studies, Lady Brabourne College,2013.

3.

Ray Suriti,The Status of the Girl Child in India an Overview, Rabindra Bharati Journal
of Political Science,vol IX, 2008.

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Chapters in books
1.

Ray Suriti Impact of Child Marriage on Women in India, in Arunabha Ghosh (ed.),
Women in India, Problems, Potentialities and Power, Mitram, Kolkata, 2010.

2.

Ray Suriti, Government and Administrative consolidation under Razia Sultana in Ray
Ranjan Kumar (ed.),Administration, Politics and Society in Medieval India 1206-1707
A.D. Departments of Political Science and Islamic History and Culture,Kolkata,2010.

Seminar Proceedings
1.

Imparting Education: the Indian Scenario, in the Seminar Proceedings of the international
Seminar on Globalization, Capitalist Crisis & Inclusive Development: Myths and Reality,
2011

DR. PEU GHOSH, Assistant Professor


1.

Number of Books 3 (sole authorship)

2.

Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national/international by faculty


and students 7+1 International Seminar Proceedings

3.

Chapter in Books 3

Book Details
1.

International Relations, PHI Learning, New Delhi, October, 2009

Second Revised Edition, March, 2011

Third Revised Edition, March, 2013

2.

Bhutanese Refugees: A Forgotten Saga, Minerva Publisher, Kolkata, July 2010

3.

Indian Government and Politics, PHI Learning, New Delhi, September, 2012

Publication
1.

Operation Iraqi Freedom: A Study from the International Humanitarian Law Perspective
in The West Bengal Political Science Review, Vol. VIII, No-I & II, Jan-Dec, 2005.

2.

Tremor of Terror, in The West Bengal Political Science Review, Vol.IX, No-I & II,
Jan-Dec, 2006

3.

Political ideas of Rammohan Roy, Politicus, Ashutosh College Publication, Feb 2010

4.

Central Asia and Central Asia and Caspian Sea Region: The Great Game Rivalry in
IQAC Journal of Lady Brabourne College, January, 2011.

5.

The Lhotshampas : Voiceless, Unrepresented and Evicted from The Land of the Thunder
DragonBhutan, Socialist Perspective, Vol38, No.3-4, December2010-March2011,
[published in December, 2011]

6.

Bhopal Gas Disaster: Justice Delayed and Denied, Politics and Society, Department of
Political Science with Rural Administration, Vidyasagar University, Vol-VII: 2010-2011.

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7.

Rabindranath Tagore: Nationalism and Internationalism, in The West Bengal Political


Science Review, Vol.14, 2011 (special issue on Rabindranath Tagore).

8.

Central Asia: The New Hot-Spot of International Conflict, in Journal of Asian Politics,
Vol.1, No.2, Rasi Publications Pvt Ltd, Raichur, Karnataka, July-December, 2011.
International Publication)

Chapters in Book
1.

Indo-Bhutan Relations: Continuity or Change? in Raj Kumar Kothari, (ed.), Indias


Foreign Policy: Challenges and Opportunities in the New Millennium, Academic
Excellence, New Delhi, 2011.

2.

India and the United Nations, in Raj Kumar Kothari, (ed.), Atlantic Publishers and
Distributors (P) Ltd., Jan 2012.

3.

Indias Engagement with Central Asia: Need For a Holistic Approach in Radharaman
Chakrabarti and Iman Kalyan Lahiri (ed.), Indias Constructive Engagement in Asia and
Around, Academeic Execllence, New Delhi, 2012

Seminar Proceedings
1.

Global Economic Crisis and the Predicament of the Failed States: A Case Study of
Somalia, in the Seminar Proceedings of the International Seminar on Globalization,
Capitalist Crisis & Inclusive Development: Myths and Reality, May/June 2011.

Newsletter
1.

Nobel Women: Harbinger of Change, Newsletter, Womens Studies Centre, Lady


Brabourne College, 2012.

2.

Social Media: Changing Landscape of Political Communication, Dyuti, 2012-2013.

3.

Anti-Rape Bill and Gender Justice, Newsletter of Womens Studies Centre, Lady
Brabourne College, 2013.

TRIJITA GONSALVES, Assistant Professor

Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national/international by faculty


and students - 3

Details of Papers
1.

Tehri Dam: Displacement in the Garhwal Himalayas in Refugee Watch A South


Asian Journal on Forced Migration, No.27, June 2006, published by the Mahanirban
Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata.

2.

A Tale of Two Religions: Islam and Christianity from Antiquity to Modernity in IQAC
Lady Brabourne College Journal of Social Sciences, January, 2011.

3.

Where are the Women?: A Study of Electoral Promises in the West Bengal Assembly
Elections in The Indian Journal of Political Science, Vol. LXXII, No.4, OctoberDecember 2011, pp 981-996.

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DR. SUKANYA RAY, Assistant Professor


1.

Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national/international by faculty


and students )=5+ 1 Article in National Seminar Proceedings+2 Articles in Journals(
without ISSN)+ 2 abstracts in Journals with ISSN.[ 8 Articles+ 2 Abstracts= Total 10]

2.

Chapter in Books 1

Details of Publications
1.

Political Socialisation of Children: A Research Note,The Bulletin of the Ramakrishna


Mission Institute of Culture,Vol.56,2005(May), PP.251-254. ). [ ISSN O971 2755]

2.

Conceptualizing Political Development:A Research Note,Socialist Perspective,Vol.


34,2006(June-September), PP.85-92. [ISSN 0970-8863]

3.

The Making of Vivekananda:His Familys Role, Prabuddha Bharata,(Awakened


India),Vol. 116 , 2011(April),PP.341-345). [ISSN 0032-6178]

4.

Vivekananda in the US before the Parliament of Religion Prabudhha Bharata,vol.117,


2012(October), PP.496-500. ). [ISSN 0032-6178]

5.

Role of Ramakrishna and Vivekananda in Human Development,Prabuddha Bharata


(Awakened India),Vol. 119,January, 2014:PP 153-158;and February,2014:PP.204-210. ).
[ISSN 0032-6178]

Chapter in Book
1.

Vivekanandas Model of Human Development a chapter in the book : Vivekananda as


theTurning Point(the prestigious international publication,brought out with the support
of the Government of India,by the Advaita Ashrama of the Ramakrishna Math and
Mission,Kolkata in January,2013 on the occasion of Swami Vivekanandas on 150th Birth
Anniversary,PP.213-236. [ISBN 978-81-7505-372-4].

Abstract
1.

Bankimchandra: Ideas on Nationalism,abstract of the Paper published in the Souvenir


of the West Bengal Political Science Association,March 2014. This paper was presented
at the 15th Annual Conference of the West Bengal Political Science Association held at
Lady Brabourne College on 29th March,2014.

2.

Swami Vivekananda: Reflections on his Early thoughts in America,abstract of the Paper


published in the souvenir of the West Bengal Political Science Association ,June 2011.

Journal without ISSN number


1.

Swami Vivekanandas Concept of Human Development:Timeless Relevance,Annual


Journal of Swami Vivekanandas Ancestral House & Cultural Centre, Vol.1,
2010(January),PP.154-158.

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2.

Lady Brabourne College

Swami Vivekananda and Bharat Parikrama:The Lasting Significance, ,Annual Journal


of Swami Vivekanandas Ancestral House & Cultural Centre,Vol.2,2011(January), PP.5470.

Proceedings
1.

362

Vivekanandas Bharat Parikrama: A Reflective Analysis in the volume Swami


Vivekanandas Vision and its Relevance in the Contemporary World,Kolkata:Lady
Brabourne College,March 2013,PP.33-40,the volume containing the select articles of
the UGC-sponsored National Level Seminar.

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EVALUATIVE REPORT OF
THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
1.

Name of the Department : Sociology

2.

Year of establishment : 1988

3.

Names of programmes /courses offered (UG, PG, M.Phil, Ph. D, Integrated Masters,
Integrated Ph.D) : UG (Honours & General Courses)

4.

Names of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments/units involved :


a)

b)

Womens Studies Course (General) :

The teachers of the departments of Sociology, Political Science, History,


Economics, English, and Philosophy are involved in the teaching process.

Smt. Shikha Paul (Dept. of Sociology) and Smt. Suriti Roy (dept. of Political
Science) are the joint coordinators of the course.

Women Studies Centre:

All the departments of the college are engaged with this centre.

Dr. Baisali Sinha, from the department of Sociology, is assigned with the charge
of co-ordinator of this centre.

4.

Annual /semester /choice based credit system (programme wise): Annual System in UG
Level.

5.

Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments: Women


Studies (General)

7.

Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc.:


N.A.

8.

Details of courses /program discontinued (if any) with reasons: N.A.

9.

Number of teaching posts sanctioned, filled and actual (Professors/ Associate Professors/
Asst. Professors/others):
Sanctioned

Filled

Vacant

Vacant

Associate Professor

3*

Assistant Professor

Vacant

Professor

*All base posts are Assistant Professors post, upgraded by Career Advancement Scheme.

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10. Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, area of specialization (D.Sc./D.Litt./
Ph.D. /M.Phil. etc.): 3
Name

Qualification Designation Specialization

No. of years
of experience

No. of Ph.D. /M.Phil


Students guided for
the last 4 years

Anita Mukherjee

M.A.

Associate
Professor

Criminology

25

Nil

Shikha Paul

M.A.

Associate
Professor

Industrial
Sociology

23

Nil

Baisali Sinha

M.A.,
Ph.D

Associate
Professor

Industrial
Sociology

22

Nil

*After 31st March 2013. ** Data upto 31st March 2013

11. List of senior Visiting Faculty: N.A.


12. Percentage of lectures delivered and practical classes handled (programme wise) by
temporary faculty: N.A.
13. Student Teacher ratio (Programme-wise):
Course
B.A. Honours

Year (2012 2013)

Total no of students

Student Teacher Ratio

Total

98

24.5:1

*Data include full timer and part timer teachers.

14. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff: sanctioned and
filled: N.A.
15. Qualifications of teaching faculty with D.Sc. /D. Litt /Ph.D. /M. Phil /P.G.:

Teaching faculty with Ph.D.: 1

Teaching faculty with P.G.: 2

16. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) national, b) international funding
agencies and c) Total grants received:
Principal Investigator

Status

Funding Agency

Grants Received

Baisali Sinha

Minor Project (2006-2008)

UGC

60,000

Shikha Paul

Minor Project (2007-2009)

UGC

60,000

Shikha Paul

Minor Project (2011-2013)

UGC

1,12,000

Anita Mukherjee

Minor Project (2007-2009)

UGC

45,000

17. Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; UGC; DBT, ICSSR etc and total grants
received:N.A
18. Research centre /facility recognized by the university: Womens Studies Centre

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19. Publications:
Faculty

Papers
Int

Nat

Shikha Paul

Baisali Sinha

Abstracts Chapter in
(paper
Books
presentation)

Books
Edited

SNIP

SJR

20. Areas of consultancy and income generated: N.A.


21. Faculty as members in
a)

National committees

b)

International committees

c)

Editorial Boards

Faculty

Committee

Dr. Baisali Sinha

WBCS (Executive) Examination.

22. Student projects


a)

Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including inter departmental/
programme:

b)

100% students do a research work of 50 marks as the part of the Part III (honours)
course under University of Calcutta.

Percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution


i.e.in Research laboratories/Industry/ other agencies: Nil

23. Awards / Recognition received by faculty and students:


Students Name

Year

Award

Aratrika Bhattacharya

2011

P.C.Chandra Award of excellence

Mohona Mukherjee

2013

Roma Choudhury Memorial Trophy

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24. List of eminent academicians and scientists / visitors to the department: N.A.
Sl. Name
No.

Affiliation

Date of Visit

Dr. Mallika Sengupta

(Eminent Poet & Reader, Maharani


Kashiswari College)

Prof. Amritava Banerjee

(Ex.Principal, and Professor,


Dept. of Political Science,
Asutosh College)

24.9.2008

Dr. Suvarna sen

(Consultant Psychologist)

26.7. 2011

Dr. Himabanta Bandopadhyay.

(Professor, Dept. of Bengali


Rabindra Bharati University)

11.10.2012.

1.4.2008

25. Seminars/ Conferences/ Workshops organized and the source of funding:


Departmental Seminars
Sl No. Seminar topic

Date

1.

Gender, culture and society

1.4.2008

Sociological theory

24.9.2008

Gender Socialization: Women, family and Society

26.7. 2011

Rabindra Nath Tagore: Man , Society & Personality

11.10.2012.

International Level Seminar:


Sl. Seminar topic
No.

Date

Funding
Agency

1.

22.12.09-23.12.09

UGC

Sl. Seminar topic


No.

Date

Funding
Agency

1.

March, 2013

UGC

Globalization, Capitalist Crisis and Inclusive


Development: Myths and Reality

National level Seminar:

Social Inequalities: Issues Social Inequalities:


and Practical Experiences Issues and in India

26. Student profile programme /course wise:


Name of the Programme
(refer to question no. 4)

Applications
received

Selected

Enrolled

Pass
percentage

2007

306

35

28

92.8

2008

286

35

33

96.4

2009

294

35

35

68

2010

275

35

34

91.1

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27. Diversity of students:


Name of the Course

% of students from
the same state

% of students from
other States

% of students
from abroad

2007

100%

N.A.

2008

100%

N.A.

2009

100%

N.A.

2010

100%

N.A.

B.A. Sociology Honours

28. How many students have cleared national and state competitive examinations such as
NET, SET, GATE, Civil services, Defense services, etc? 2
29. Student-progression
Student progression

Percentage against enrolled

UG to PG

80%

PG to M.Phil

N.A.

PG to Ph.D

N.A.

Ph.D to Post Doctoral

N.A.

Employed

Campus selection

Other than campus recruitment

N.A.

Entrepreneurship/Self-employment

N.A.

30. Details of departmental infrastructure facilities


a)

Library: Seminar Library I (150 books)


Seminar Library II (Donated by Ex-student Debjani Ghosh):60 books

b)

Internet facilities for Staff & Students: Yes

c)

Class rooms with ICT facility: No

d)

Laboratories: One practical room with computer facility

31. Number of students receiving financial assistance from college, university, government
or other agencies:
Year

Name of the Student

Name of Scholarship

Amount of Grant

2010-2011

Jinnatul Fatma

WBMDFC Post Matric Scholarship

9000

2011-2012

Mussarat Mushtaque

WBMDFC Post Matric Scholarship

3000

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32. Details on student enrichment program (special lecture /workshops/ seminar) with external
experts:
Departmental Seminars
Sl Seminar topic
No.

Date

Speakers

Funding
Agency
College
Fund

1.

Gender, culture and society 01.04.2008

Dr.Mallika Sengupta (Eminent Poet


& Reader, Maharani Kashiswari College)

2.

Sociological theory

24.09.2008

Prof. Amritava Banerjee (Ex.Principal,


and Professor, Dept. of Political Science,
Asutosh College)

3.

Gender Socialization:
Women, family and Society

26.07. 2011

Dr. Suvarna sen(Consultant Psychologist)

College
Fund

4.

Rabindra Nath Tagore:


Man , Society & Personality

11.10.2012

Dr. Himabanta Bandopadhyay.


(Professor, Dept. of Bengali,
Rabindra Bharati University)

College
Fund

33. Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning:

Students deliberate on the lectures to improve their conceptual learning.

34. Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities:

NSS activities Students of this dept.regularly participate in extension activities


organized by NSS (UNIT I) *

Awareness programmes organized by

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Women Studies Centre

Psychological Counseling cells

Psychological Counseling Cell: It was introduced under CPE scheme in 2010

The Dept. of Sociology and Philosophy are in charge of this centre.

Dr. Nivedita Patra (Dept. of Philosophy) and Smt. Anita Mukherjee (Dept. of
Sociology) are the joint conveners of this cell.

The regular sessions for counseling are organized especially for the students
and also for the teachers.

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35. SWOC analysis of the department and Future plans


SWOC:
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

STRENGTHS
Regular classes.
Strict measures taken regarding attendance of the
students.
Syllabus completed within stipulated time.
Availability of text and reference books from
libraries.
Highly motivated and competent faculty members.
Excellent academic records by the students.
Good teacher-student relation.

WEAKNESSES
Teaching posts lying vacant in the department
makes syllabus completion extremely difficult for
the existing faculty.
Lack of space for classrooms.
Lack of space for research infrastructure.
Insufficient funds for doing research.

OPPORTUNITIES
Various professional opportunities are made
available to the students.

S-O STRATEGIES
Increasing multidisciplinary research work
involving teachers and students from other
departments.
Introduction of job-oriented self-financing courses
like, human resource management, corporate social
responsibility etc.
Introduction of post graduation course provided
more teachers are recruited to maintain the quality
of teaching.
Complete grooming of students through academic
programmes arranged by the faculty motivates them
to remain focussed in their vision of achieving their
goals by getting job placements.

W-O STRATEGIES
Approaching Government for filling up of vacant
teaching posts.
Approaching the Government and other agencies
for funds for infrastructural development.

CHALLENGES
To attract students with an aptitude to pursue higher
studies.

S-C STRATEGIES
Introducing institutional scholarships/freeships for
the economically backward students, not receiving
financial assistance from other sources.

W-C STRATEGIES
Special classes are held to help the students cope
with the subject.
Motivating the students to utilise the opportunities
available to them.

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Annexure to Department of Sociology

SMT.SHIKHA PAUL
Womens two roles: Home and work- A Sociological Study, 2011, Journal of Social Sciences,
Lady Brabourne College. ISSN 2231-3400
DR. BAISALI SINHA
Socialization of children and the problem of employed mothers: A Comparative Study, 2011,
Journal of Social Sciences, Lady Brabourne College. ISSN 2231-3400
Book
Dr. Baisali Sinha- Gender, technology and the domestic chores, 2009, Scholar, Kolkata,
ISBN978-81-909113-0-6

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EVALUATIVE REPORT OF
THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
1.

Name of the Department : Physics

2.

Year of Establishment : 1941 Established (Only I.Sc.course offered till 1958).


1958 B.Sc degree course started.
1963 B.Sc.Honours course commenced.
2007 Post-Graduate course started.

3.

Names of Programmes / Courses offered (UG, PG, M.Phil., Ph.D., Integrated Masters;
Integrated Ph.D., etc.): U. G, P. G

4.

Names of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments/units involved: NA

5.

Annual/ semester/choice based credit system (programme wise) :

Annual for UG

Semester for PG

6.

Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments: NA

7.

Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc.:


Communications started regarding the Student exchange Programme between the
department of Physics, LBC and the University of Southern Mississipi, USA via the
APS-IUSSTF program.

8.

Details of courses/programmes discontinued (if any) with reasons : NIL

9.

Number of Teaching posts


Sanctioned

Filled

Professors

01

00

Associate Professors

01

01

Asst. Professors

09

07

All base posts are Assistant Professors post, upgraded by CAS

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10. Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, specialization, (D.Sc./D.Litt. /Ph.D.
/ M. Phil. etc.,):
Name

Qualification Designation Specialization

No. of years
of experience

No. of Ph.D.
Students guided for
the last 4 years

Haimanti
Chakrabarti
(H.O.D)

M.Sc. Ph.D.

Associate
Prof.

Solid State
Physics

15 years in
WBES . 3 years
in Govt. College
as part
time teacher.

Bidisa
Chattopadhyay

M.Sc. Ph.D.

Assistant
Prof.

Solid State
Physics

12 years

Nil

Ajanta Bhowal
Acharyya

M.Sc.,
Post-M.Sc.,
Ph.D.

Assistant
Prof.

Spectroscopy

12 years

Nil

Chhanda Basu
Chaudhuri

M.Sc. Ph.D.

Assistant
Prof.

Solid State
Physics

12 years,
1 year in Govt.
College as
Contractual
teacher

Nil

Srabani
Chakrabarti

M.Sc. Ph.D.

Assistant
Prof.

Nuclear
Physics

12 years,1
year in Govt.
College as
Contractual
teacher

nil

Sudeshna
Dasgupta

M.Sc. Ph.D.

Assistant
Prof.

Solid State
Physics

8 years

Paramita
Chatterjee

M.Sc.

Assistant
Prof.

Solid State
Physics

7 years

Sameena
Murtaza

M.Sc.

Assistant
Prof.

High Energy
Physics

5 years

Teachers transferred or retired between the period1st March 2006 to 31st March 2013
Barnali
Chakrabarti
Joined Kalyani
University on
23.08.2012
Presently at
Presidency
University
Bhabani Nag
Retd. On
01.09.2006

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M.Sc. Ph.D.

Assistant
Prof.

Solid State
Physics

6 years in
WBES.
Afterwards
joined
University

M.Sc.

Associate
Prof. (till
31.08.2006)

Solid State
Physics

37 years

Nil

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Qualification Designation Specialization

No. of years
of experience

No. of Ph.D.
Students guided for
the last 4 years

Shrirupa
Majumder
Retd. On
01.09.2006

M.Sc.

Associate
Prof. (till
31.08.2006)

Solid State
Physics

27 years

Nil

GouriSanyal
Retd. On
01.06.2007

M.Sc., PostM.Sc., Ph.D.

Associate
Prof. (till
31.05.2007)

Nuclear
Physics

35 years in
WBES, 3 years
in other colleges

Nil

AnuradhaBasu
Retd. On
01.08.2009

M.Sc.

Associate
Prof. (till
31.07.2009)

Solid State
Physics

35 years

Nil

Lachhima Gupta
Retd. On
01.08.2009

M.Sc.

Associate
Prof. (till
31.07.2009)

Nuclear
Physics

40 years

Nil

JonakiChowdhuri
Retd. On
01.03.2010

M.Sc.,
Ph.D.

Associate
Prof. (till
28.02.2010)

Solid State
Physics

29 years

Nil

11. List of senior visiting faculty:

Prof. Abhijit Mukherjee, Guest Professor, LBC; Principal Investigator of a Project


under Biotech Consortium, Govt. of India, Retd. From SNBNCBS.

Prof. Nikhilesh Kar, Part time teacher, LBC; Retd. From North Bengal Univ.

Prof. Siddhartha Roy, Part time teacher, LBC; Retd. From Kalyani Univ.

Prof. Gouri Sanyal, Part time teacher, LBC; Retd. From LBC.

Prof. Lachhima Gupta, Part time teacher, LBC; Retd. From LBC.

Prof. Anuradha Basu, Part time teacher, LBC; Retd. From LBC.

Prof.Tarasankar Nag, Guest teacher, LBC; Retd. From Presidency College.

Dr.Namita Dutta Gupta, Guest teacher, LBC; Associated with J.U. for Post Doc
Research.

Dr. Shinjinee Das Gupta, Guest teacher, LBC ( From 01.08.2013 to 31.03.2014);
Associated with VECC for Post Doc Research.

Ms. Arpita Ghosh, Guest teacher, LBC; Associated with Ph.D. Research activities
at LBC

Prof. Mrinal Kanti Chakrabarti, Visting Faculty, LBC; St.Pauls Cathedral Mission
College.

Dr. Pranab Chaudhuri, Visting Faculty, LBC; CGCRI.

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12. Percentage of lectures delivered and practical classes handled(programme wise) by


temporary faculty :
UG

14.2%

PG

44.6%

13. Student -Teacher Ratio (programme wise) :


Course

Student Teacher ratio

U. G (Honours)

8.45:1

P. G

2.2:1

14. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff; sanctioned and
filled :
Type of Staff

No. of posts sanctioned

No. of posts filled

Administrative

01 (Gr.C)

01 (Gr.C)

Technical

04 (Gr.D)

04 (Gr.D)

01

01

Others
Ad hoc : PG Lab Assistant
Contractual : PG Computer
lab assistant

15. Qualifications of teaching faculty with DSc/ D.Litt/ Ph.D/ MPhil/PG. :


Teaching Faculty with Ph. D

Teaching Faculty with M. Phil

Teaching Faculty with P. G

16. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) National b) International funding
agencies and grants received
Name of Faculty
All are PI If not
specifically
mentioned

Project Title

National (N)/
International (I)

Funding
Agency

Grant
sanctioned

Tenure of
project

Dr. Sudeshna
Das Gupta

Monte Carlo simulation of


biaxial nematic liquid crystals

CSIR

Rs. 22 lakhs

3 years
(2012-2015)

Dr. Bidisa
Study of correlation between
Chattopadhyay magnetization and electric
polarization in multiferroic
compounds

UGC

Rs.1.95 lakh

2 years
(2012-2014)

Dr. Bidisa
Study of the intergrain tunneling
Chattapadhyay magnetoresistance in double
perovskite polycrystalline,
singlecrystalline as well as
nanometer-scale sized materials

UGC

Rs. 1 lakh

2 years
(2005-2007)

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Name of Faculty
All are PI If not
specifically
mentioned

Project Title

Dr. Barnali
Chakrabarti
(at LBC till
August 2012)
Dr. Barnali
Chakrabarti
(at LBC till
August 2012)

Dr. Barnali
Chakrabarti
(at LBC till
August 2012)
Dr. Haimanti
Chakrabarti
(Co-PI) Started
during the
posting at
Bidhannagar
College

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National (N)/
International (I)

Funding
Agency

Grant
sanctioned

Study of the stability of BoseEinstein condensate in finite


optical trap

DST

Rs.15,49,560

Theoretical studies on
nonlinearity and dynamical
instability of (driven) Bose
Einstein condensate and
exploration of suitable control
mechanism

DAE Rs. 11,24,900


(BRNS)

Effects of annealing on free


volume and chain mobility in
pilot fluoroelastomers
investigated by non-destructive
measurement protocol

Tenure of
project

UGC

Rs. 60,000

2 years

DSTSERC

Rs. 40 lakh

3years +
4months
(2008-2011)

17. Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; UGC, DBT, ICSSR, etc. and total grants
received
Funding Agency

Fund Received

During the Period

UGC-CPE

3.60 lakh

2011-2012

DST-FIST

6.18750 lakh

2010-2012

7.0 lakh

2012-2013

DBT STAR COLLEGE PROGRAM

18. Research Centre /facility recognized by the University : In the process, Applied to C.U.
19. Publications:
Name of the
Teacher

No. of
papers
Nat/Int

No. of
publications
listed in
Int. Data
base

Mono
Graphs

Chap.
In
Books

Books
Edited

Books
with
ISSN/
ISBN
No.

Citation
Index

02

48

SNIP

SJR

Impact
factor

H-Index

Haimanti Chakrabarti

06

Ajanta Bhowal
Acharyya

04

03

Chhanda Basu
Chaudhuri

04

03

Srabani Chakraborty
Barnali Chakrabarti

02
23

04

05
01

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20. Areas of consultancy and income generated : NA


21. Faculty as members in
a)

National committees

b)

International Committees

c)

Editorial Boards

Publication per faculty

National committees
IPA
IPS
IACS ISCA

IAPT
HaimantiChakrabarti

BidisaChattopadhyay

Ajanta BhowalAcharyya

ChhandaBasuChaudhuri

Editorial
Boards

SrabaniChakraborty

ILCS

International
Committees

SudeshnaDasGupta

IAPT

Indian Association of Physics Teachers

IPA

Indian Physics Association

IPS

Indian Physical Society

IACS

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

ISCA

Indian Science Congress association

ILCS

Indian Liquid Crystal Society

22. Student projects


b)

Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including inter departmental/
programme : 70 %

c)

Percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution


i.e.in Research laboratories/Industry/other agencies : 30%

23. Awards/ Recognitions received by faculty and students


Student
from

INSPIRE

UG

26

PG

05

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INDIRA
GANDHI
SINGLE
CHILD

P.C.
CHANDRA
MEMORIAL

3
05

ROMA PRINCIPALS
PNB
CHOUprize/
WOMANS
DHURI
FUND
DAY

1
2

CSS
AND
OTHER

University
rank

25

12+

CK
Majumdar
memorial

NGPE
(Top 10%)
IAPT

15
5

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24. List of eminent academicians and scientists/ visitors to the department


Sr. Name
No.

Affiliation

Date

Mr. Asok Mohan Chakrabarti

Principal Sectretary, Higher Education


Department, W.B.

Since 2006
Several times till
26.11.2007

Dr. Bikas Sinha

Joint Director of Saha Institute of


Nuclear Physics and Variable Energy
Cyclotron Center

26.11.2007

Visiting Team

Calcutta University

24.07.2007

Dr. Amalendu Bandyopadhyay

Director, Birla Planeterium

15.12.2009

Prof. Amitava Roychoudhuri

Palit Professor, C.U.

11.07.2012

Prof.Arup Raychaudhuri

Director, S.N.B.N.C.B.S.

05.06.2010
21.09.2011

Prof. Sandip Chakrabarti

Dean, Academic prog.S.N.B.N.C.B.S.

21.09.2011

Prof. Jayanta Bhattacharyya

Dean, Academic prog.S.N.B.N.C.B.S.

Since 2008 several


times till 2009

Prof. Arunava Chakrabarti

H.O.D. Physics, K.U.

Since 2009 Several


times till 2010

10

Prof. Srinanda Kundu

Sr.Professor, Surface Physics Divn.,


SINP

Since 2009 Several


times till 2010

11

Prof Rupamanjari Ghosh

Dean of Science, J.N.U.Delhi

21.09.2011

12

Prof. Barnana Pal

Sr.Professor, CMP Divn., SINP

07.12.2013

13

Prof. Asmita Ghosh

Sr.Professor, Physics Dept., VU,


Shantiniketan

20.09.2011
21.09.2011

14

Prof.Abhijit Mookerjee

Dean of Science.S.N.B.N.C.B.S.

Since 2009 several


times till date

15

Prof.Ranjit Biswas

H.O.D. ChemistryS.N.B.N.C.B.S.

07.12.2013 several
times till date

16

Prof. Shyamal Saha

Sr.Professor, Material Physics Divn.,


IACS

18.12.2012

17

Prof. Nikhilesh Kar

H.O.D. Physics, N.B.U.(Retd.)

Since 2007 several


times till date

18

Prof. Tapan kr. Das

Sr.Professor,Dept. of Physics, CU

Since 2009 several


times upto 2010

19

Prof Siddhartha Roy

H.O.D. Physics, KU (Retd.).

Since 2007 several


times till date

20

Prof Ananda Dasgupta

Professor, Physics, IISER, KOL.

Since 2007 several


times till 2008

21

Prof. Soumitra Sen

Sr.Professor, Theoretical Physics Divn.,


IACS

Since 2007 several


time till 2008

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Sr. Name
No.

Affiliation

Date

22

Prof.Minaz Hossain

Professor, Physics,BESU

12.07.2010

23

Prof. Priyobrata Sarkar

Sr.Professor HOD Polymer Science,


Applied Chemistry, CU.

12.07.2010

24

Prof. Debnarayan Jana

H.O.D. Physics, CU

28.04.12 several
times till date

25

Prof. Anirban Kundu

H.O.D. Physics, CU

2013 several times


till date

26

Prof. Sourish Banerjee

Sr.Professor, Dept. of Physics, CU

02.05.12 several
times till date

27

Prof. Mahendra kr. Sinha Roy

Sr.Professor, Dept. of Physics, PU

2012 several times


till date

28

Prof. Tara sankar Nag

Sr.Professor, Dept. of Physics, PU

2013 several times


till date

29

Prof.Debsankar Roy

Sr.Professor, Chemistry Divn., IACS

20.09.2011

30

Prof. Amit Ghosh

Professor, TNP Divn.SINP

2008 to 2009

31

Prof. Prasanta Kr. Mukherjee

Sr. Professor,IACS

Since 2008 several


times till 2010

32

Prof.Prabal Mullick

H.O.D.Physics, B.U.

Since 2011, till date

33

Prof. Shantanu Datta

Director, Kalpana Chawla Centre for


Space and Nano Sciences

12.102012

34

Dr. Pradip Brahma

Retd. Prof. Physics, IACS

18.12.2012

35

Ms. Baishali Kanjilal

University of Connecticut, USA

Since 2010 several


times till 18.01.13

36

Dr. Sinjini Das Gupta

Rad. Phys. VECC

Since 07.05.2013
several times till
31.03.14

37

Dr. Namita Dutta Gupta (J.U)

Dept. of NanoScience & Technology, JU

Since 08.05.2013
several times
till date

38

Prof. Chhanda Samanta

H.O.D. Physics, Washington and Lee


University, USA

28.06.2013

39

Dr. Surajit Chakrabarti

MMC College, Kolkata

29.05.2010 several
times during 2010

40

Dr. R Banerjee

Theory Divn. SNBNCBS

30.05.2010

41

Dr. Debapriyo Syam

Barasat Govt College

01.06.2010

42

Dr. Barun Kumar Chatterjee

Bose Institute, Kolkata

02.06.2010

43

Dr. Bhupati Chakrabarti

City College, Kolkata

29.05.2010 several
times in 2010

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Sr. Name
No.

Affiliation

Date

44

Saswati Das Gupta ,

Principal,Rammohan College, Kokata

29.05.2010 several
times till 2011

45

Dr. Swapan Datta

City College, Kolkata

29.05.2010 several
times in 2010

46

Prof. P.N. Ghosh

Vice Chancellor, J.U.

20,09,2011

47

Prof. S.K. Pal

SNBNCBS

20.09.2011

48

Prof. A.S. Majumdar

SNBNCBS

20.09.2011

49

Prof. D.J. Chattopadhyay

Pro Vice Chancellor, C.U

20.09.2011

50

Prof. Manas Mukherjee

IACS

20.09.2011

51

Dr. Arup Chakrabarti

Eye Surgeon, Kolkata

21.09.2011

52

Dr. Manoj Khanna

Plastic Sugeon, Kolkata

21.09.2011

53

Prof. Debsankar Roy

Sr. Prof. Chemical Phys. Divn.IACS

21.09.2011

54

Prof. Sourav Giri

Sr. Prof. Mat. Phys. Divn.IACS

10.05.11

55

Prof. Nandini Raha

Sr. Prof. Dept of Physics, PU

02.03.2010

56

Prof. G.P.Das

Sr. Prof. Mat. Phys. Divn. IACS

05.04.11

57

Prof. R. K.Ghosh

Bidhan nagar College,Kolkata

14.12.11 several
times till 2012

58

Prof. Rituparna Kanungo

St. Marys University, Canada

20.12.2013

59

Prof. Debabrata Ghosh

IIT, Kharagpur

Since 2008 several


times till 2010

60

Dr. Sharmistha Banik

SINP

18.03.11

61

Prof. Jaydeb Chakrabarti

S.N.B.N.C.B.S.

16.12.11

62

Prof. Anima Sen

C.U.

19.12.11

25 Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized & the source of funding


Seminars/Conferences/
Workshops organized

Date

C. K. Majumdar memorial
summer workshop on
experimental Physics

June 1st to Indian Association


6th , 2010 of Physics
Teachers RC 15

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Source of funding

Details of outstanding participants


1. Prof. Arup Kr. Ray Chaudhuri , Director,
S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Science
(SNBNCBS)
2. Dr. R Banerjee (SNBNCBS)
3. Dr. Surajit Chakrabarti (MMC College)
4. Dr. Debapriyo Syam(Barasat Govt College)
5. Dr. Swapan Datta (City College)
6. Dr. Ananda Das Gupta(IISER, Kolkata)
7. Dr. S.M. Hossain (Department of Physics, BESU)
8. Dr. Saswati Das Gupta (Rammohan College)
9. Dr. Bhupati Chakrabarti (City College)
10. Dr. Barun Kumar Chatterjee
11. Dr. Sanghamitra Mukherjee (Principal, LBC)

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Seminars/Conferences/
Workshops organized

Date

Source of funding

Details of outstanding participants

Laser Since 1960 and the


Future Challenges in the
Quantum Optics

20th and
21st Sept,
2011

1.UGC
2. S.N. Bose
National Centre for
Basic Sciences

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Prof. Siuli Sarkar (Principal, LBC)


Prof. D.J. Chattopadhyay(Pro Vice Chancellor, C.U)
Prof. P.N. Ghosh (Vice Chancellor, J.U)
Prof.A.K. Raychaudhuri (Director, SNBNCBS)
Prof. S.K. Chakraborti (Dean, Acad Prog.,
SNBNCBS)
6. Prof. Abhijit Mookherjee (Emeritus Professor,
SNBNCBS)
7. Prof. S.K. Pal (SNBNCBS)
8. Prof. A.S. Majumdar (SNBNCBS)
9. Prof Siddhartha Roy (Professor, K.U)
10. Prof. Debsankar Roy (IACS)
11. Prof. N. Kar (Professor, NBU)
12. Prof. Manas Mukherjee (IACS)
13. Prof. Rupmanjari Ghosh (JNU)
14. Dr. Arup Chakrabarti (Eye Surgeon)
15. Dr. Manoj Khanna (Eye Surgeon)

Special Seminar on Higgs


11th July,
Boson: the discovery and its 2012
aftermath

College Fund

Prof. Amitava Raychaudhuri ( Palit Professor,


Department of Physics, University of Calcutta)

Special Seminar on Space,


Technology, Industry and
Policy Today Indian
options

12th Oct,
2012

College Fund

Prof. Shantanu Datta ( Kalpana Chawla Centre for


Space and Nano Sciences)

One Day Seminar on


Nanoparticles

18th Dec,
2012

DBT Star College


Programme

1. Dr. Pradip Brahma (IACS)


2. Prof. S.C. Bhattacharya (J.U)
3. Prof S.K. Saha (IACS)

Special Seminar on Biofuels 18th Jan.,


and biorenewable chemicals 2013

DBT Star College


Programme

Ms. Baishali Kanjilal (University of Connecticut,


USA)

Special Seminar on E0 decay 7th May,


of the first 0+ state in 160Er
2013

College Fund

Dr. Sinjini Das Gupta (VECC)

Special Seminar on Kinetics 8th May,


of the synthesis of
2013
Conducting Polymer
Polypyrrole nanoparticles
in miscelle induced liquid
phase Polymerization
technique

College Fund

Dr. Namita Dutta Gupta (J.U)

Physics PG Fund

Prof. Chhanda Samanta (Washington and Lee


University, USA)

DBT STAR College


fund for PHYSICS

1. Prof. Abhijit Mookerjee, Guest Professor, LBC;


Principal Investigator : Project under BIOTECH
CONSORTIUM, Govt.of INDIA,
2. Prof. Ranjit Biswas,Head, Department of
Chemistry, SNBNCBS,3. Prof. Barnana Pal, CMP
Division, SINP.4.Prof. Pranab Chaudhuri,Nano
structured Materials Division. CGCRI.

Special Seminar on Nuclei


without neutrons and
Protons

24th June,
2013

One Day Seminar on inter - 7th Dec,


disciplinary topics
2013

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26. Student profile programme/course wise:


Nameofthe Course/
programme

Applications
received

Selected

Enrolled
Female

Pass percentage
Female

UG (2007)

775

30

29

100

UG (2008)

1019

30

22

100

UG (2009)

992

30

29

92

UG (2010)

915

30

25

100

*M=Male F=Female
Name of the
Programme
(refer to question
no.. 4)

Gen
(CU)

Applications
received
SC(CU)
Gen
(CU)
(others)

SC
(others)

Selected/
admitted
Female

Pass
percentage
Female

PG (2007)

56

12

100

PG (2008)

67

15

100

PG (2009)

75

11

15

92.33

PG (2010)

80

15

100

PG (2011)

79

19

15

93.33

27. Diversity of Students


Nameofthe Course

% of students from
the samestate

% of students from
other States

% of students
from abroad

2010

93%

7%

2011

100%

2012

100%

2013

93%

7%

2010

100%

2011

100%

2012

100%

2013

100%

UG

PG

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28. How many students have cleared national and state competitive examinations such as
NET, SLET, GATE, Civil services, Defense services, etc.
Year in College (Final Year)

CSIR-NET

GATE

GRE

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

29. Student progression :


Student progression

Percentage against enrolled

UG to PG

> 90%

PG to M.Phil

>5%

PG to Ph.D.

>50%

Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral

>25%

Employed
Campus selection
Other than campus recruitment

They are selected but never join,


carry on their higher study>80%

Entrepreneurs

>05%

30. Details of Infrastructural facilities


a)

Library : Apart from the facility of the central Library the Department has a seminar
Library which treasures the books purchased from STATE GRANT and other different
grants like COSSIP, CPE, PG, DST-FIST,DBT STAR COLLEGE PROGRAM, UGC
PG.
Total Number of Books = 1696 (including COSSIP 170, DST 36) [approx]
Apart from which there are copies of the M.Sc. Project dissertations of final semester
for each year.
There are documentation related with Laboratory Visit.

b) Internet facilities for staff and students: 24 hour internet facility for the faculty members
while that for the students and other staff are as per their requirement and under the
vigilance of the teachers.

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c)

Total number of class rooms : 4

d)

Class rooms with ICT facility : 1 (flexible, it can be adjusted to any room)

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e)

Students laboratories : General Course : 1, UG I & II : 3, UG III : 2, PG I&II : 2,


Computer Lab : 1

f)

Research laboratories : 3

31. Number of students receiving financial assistance from college, university, government
or other agencies:
Year 2013

Principals fund

Students welfare
fund

DPI/Kanyasri/
Others

Indira Gandhi
single child

UG I/II/III

NIL

01/01/01

NIL/NIL/10

NIL

01

NIL

01/NIL/05

03/05

PG I/II

32. Details on student enrichment programmes (special lectures / workshops / seminar) with
external experts :
Seminars/Conferences/
Workshops organized

Date

Source of funding

Details of outstanding participants

C.K.Majumdar memorial
summer workshop on
experimental Physics

June 1st to
6th , 2010

Indian Association
of Physics Teachers
RC 15

1. Prof. Arup Kr. RayChaudhuri, Director,


S.N.Bose National Centre for Basic Science
(SNBNCBS)
2. Dr. R Banerjee (SNBNCBS)
3. Dr. Surajit Chakrabarti (MMC College)
4. Dr. Debapriyo Syam(Barasat Govt College)
5. Dr. Swapan Datta (City College)
6. Dr. Ananda Das Gupta(IISER, Kolkata)
7. Dr. S.M. Hossain (Department of Physics, BESU)
8. Dr. Saswati Das Gupta (Rammohan College)
9. Dr. Bhupati Chakrabarti (City College)
10. Dr. Barun Kumar Chatterjee
11. Dr. Sanghamitra Mukherjee (Principal, LBC)

Laser Since 1960 and the


Future Challenges in the
Quantum Optics

20th and
21st Sept,
2011

1.UGC
2. S.N. Bose
National Centre
for Basic Sciences

1. Prof. Siuli Sarkar (Principal, LBC)


2. Prof. D.J. Chattopadhyay (Pro Vice Chancellor,
C.U)
3. Prof. P.N. Ghosh (Vice Chancellor, J.U)
4. Prof.A.K. Raychaudhuri (Director, SNBNCBS)
5. Prof. S.K. Chakraborti (Dean, Acad Prog.,
SNBNCBS)
6. Prof. Abhijit Mookherjee (Emeritus Professor,
SNBNCBS)
7. Prof. S.K. Pal (SNBNCBS)
8. Prof. A.S. Majumdar (SNBNCBS)
9. Prof Siddhartha Roy (Professor, K.U)
10. Prof. Debsankar Roy (IACS)
11. Prof. N. Kar (Professor, NBU)
12. Prof. Manas Mukherjee (IACS)
13. Prof. Rupmanjari Ghosh (JNU)
14. Dr. Arup Chakrabarti (Eye Surgeon)
15. Dr. Manoj Khanna (Eye Surgeon)

College Fund

Prof. Amitava Raychaudhuri ( Palit Professor,


Department of Physics, University of Calcutta)

Special Seminar on Higgs


11th July,
Boson: the discovery and its 2012
aftermath

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Seminars/Conferences/
Workshops organized

Date

Source of funding

Details of outstanding participants

Special Seminar on Space,


Technology, Industry and
Policy Today Indian
options

12th Oct,
2012

College Fund

Prof. Shantanu Datta (Kalpana Chawla Centre for


Space and Nano Sciences)

One Day Seminar on


Nanoparticles

18th Dec,
2012

DBT Star College


Programme

1. Dr. Pradip Brahma (IACS)


2. Prof. S.C. Bhattacharya (J.U)
3. Prof S.K. Saha (IACS)

Special Seminar on Biofuels 18th Jan.,


and biorenewable chemicals 2013

DBT Star College


Programme

Ms. Baishali Kanjilal (University of Connecticut,


USA)

7th May,
2013

College Fund

Dr. Sinjini Das Gupta (VECC)

Special Seminar on Kinetics 8th May,


of the synthesis of
2013
Conducting Polymer
Polypyrrole nanoparticles
in miscelle induced liquid
phase Polymerization
technique

College Fund

Dr. Namita Dutta Gupta (J.U)

Physics PG Fund

Prof. Chhanda Samanta (Washington and Lee


University, USA)

DBT STAR College


fund for PHYSICS

1. Prof. Abhijit Mookerjee, Guest Professor, LBC;


Principal Investigator : Project under BIOTECH
CONSORTIUM, Govt.of INDIA,
2. Prof. Ranjit Biswas,Head, Department of
Chemistry, SNBNCBS,3. Prof. Barnana Pal, CMP
Division, SINP.4.Prof. Pranab Chaudhuri,
Nanostructured Materials Division. CGCRI.

Special Seminar on E0 decay


of the first 0+ state in 160Er

Special Seminar on Nuclei


without neutrons and
Protons

24th June,
2013

One Day Seminar on inter - 7th Dec.,


disciplinary topics
2013

33. Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning :

Chalk and board

Pen and white Board

Over Head Projectors

ICT tools

Models

Regular seminar lectures on current topics

Regular visits to research laboratories

Students presentations followed by interactive session

Accessibility of internet facility

Supplying study materials

Access to highly enriched seminar library of the Department as well as central library

Access to INFLIBNET through the teachers.

Access to Libraries of Research Institutes through proper permission


34. Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities

NSS -3 Students from UG I

NIGHT SCHOOL

All UG Hostelies, 18 students.


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35. SWOC analysis of the department and Future plans:


SWOC:
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

STRENGTHS
Academically bright students with a great deal of
enthusiasm for the subject.
Highly qualified, motivated, enthusiastic and
dedicated faculty members.
Sincere, skilled and co-operative non-teaching staff.
The Department has entered into a MOU with
S.N.Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences for
conducting the P.G. course at the College. This
facilitates inter institutional collaborative work.
Separate well equipped laboratories for General,
UG and PG courses.
Research facilities.
Collaborative research work with other institutes
(like SINP) and universities (like Jadavpur
University).

WEAKNESSES
Shortage of space for classrooms and laboratories.
Low full-time faculty strength (especially in view
of the fact that this is a PG department)
Shortage of adequately trained technical staff.
Lack of space and infrastructural facilities along
with excessive class load acts as a deterrent to
faculty research.
Little scope for introducing innovative teaching,
learning techniques at the UG level due to
constraints in syllabi and annual academic schedule
designed by the mother University.

OPPORTUNITIES
Guidance from experienced educationists and
research scientist from other institutes because of
research collaborations opens a host of
opportunities for the students as well as faculty
members.
Consistently good academic results gives student
an opportunity for progression to higher studies.
Tutorial classes and bridge courses help the students
to cope with advanced topics.

S-O STRATEGIES
Arranging tutorial classes for competitive exams
like JAM, JEST, NET, GATE and other entrance
examinations.
Offering career options to students interested more
in jobs than higher degrees.
Regular in-flow of government funds for expansion
of research work.

W-O STRATEGIES
Approaching Government for filling up of vacant
teaching and non-teaching posts.
Creating posts recommended by the University
inspection team before the commencement of the
PG course.
Creating posts for induction of technically trained
laboratory assistants.
Participation of faculty members in syllabus
framing committees so that they are able to convey
the problems because of constraints in the syllabus.

CHALLENGES
Creating teaching posts recommended by the
university inspection team during the
commmencement of the PG course.
Creating posts for technically trained laboratory
assistants expecially trained to handle PG X-ray
laboratory.
Commencement of other Special Papers and the
corresponding Special Paper laboratories.
Commencement of other Elective Papers and the
corresponding laboratories.
A controller of examinations (jointly for all PG
departments) and a well equipped office for the
Controller to take care of the necessities of the PG
Departments.
Provision for in-house projects for UG students
during the puja vacation.
Dedicated room for seminars.

S-C STRATEGIES
Creating space and generating resources for the
hosting the Special Paper classes and laboratories.
Creating space and generating resources for the
hosting the Elective Paper classes and laboratories.
Creating post for Controller of examinations and
space for the office of the Controller.
Motivating meritorious students to take up
academics as a career which would benefit posterity.

W-C STRATEGIES
Modernisation of classrooms with latest
technological gadgets and ICT tools to compensate
for staff shortage.
Motivating students to utilise the opportunities
available to them.

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Annexure-III to Department of Physics

DETAILED LIST OF PUBLICATION BY THE FACULTY


DR. HAIMANTI CHAKRABARTI
Papers published in referred journals:
1.

A twin cell model for computation of glass transition temperature of quaternary thin film
metallicglasses, Haimanti Chakrabarti & Baishali Kanjilal, Journal of Non-Crystalline
Solid, 375, (2013), 55-61,.

2.

Glass transition temperature of Pd-Cu-Ni-P thin film metallic glass - A 2D approachHaimanti Chakrabarti, Chhanda Basu Chaudhuri, Baishali Kanjilal, Journal of NonCrystalline Solids, 359 (2013), 51-55.

3.

Glass Transition in Thin Film Metallic Glass of PdCuNi-P -Suchismita Roy, Suprova
Mandal, Baishali Kanjilal*, Chhanda Basu Chaudhuri, Haimanti Chakrabarti, Lady
Brabourne College Science Journal, vol.3, (ISSN 2319 6858), 67 -73, 2012

4.

Effect of Ionic Environment on the Transport of Cesium ion in alkali chloride solutions
from Radio Tracer Studies, Haimanti Chakrabarti and Srinanda Kundu, Applied Radiation
and Isotopes, 68 (2010), 21892196.

5.

A Novel Attempt to Calculate the Velocity Correlation Coefficients in Ternary Electrolyte


Solution, Haimanti Chakrabarti Shreekantha Sil Srinanda Kundu, J Solution Chem.
39 (2010), 12781290

6.

Measurement of the Diffusivity of Cesium Ion in Aqueous Rubidium Chloride Solution,


Haimanti Chakrabarti Baishali Kanjilal, J. Solution Chem. 39 (2010), 409416.

Papers presented in different symposia/conferences


1.

A study on the susceptibility of aqueous solution of a paramagnetic salt at room


temperature.
Arpita Mondal, Bidisha Ghosh, Maitreyee Kundu, Baishali Kanjilal* and Haimanti
Chakrabarti, 100th Indian Science Congress, Category Physical Sciences, January 5-9,
Kolkata, 2013

2.

Future candidates suitable for the development of nano-electromechanical systems,


Baishali Kanjilal & Haimanti Chakrabarti, International Conference on Fundamentals
and Applications in Nanoscience and Technology, Kolkata, Dec 9-10, 2010.

Characterisation of SnO2 SIPN (Poly) Vinyl alcohol- (Poly) Accrylamide Hydrogen


nanocomposites and Development of Ammonia Gas Sensors Emplying Electrical
Impedance Spectroscopy, Sreela Pal Basak, Baishali Kanjilal, Priyobrata Sarkar, Ujjyaini
Mitra, Sushmita Paul & Haimanti Chakrabarti, 2nd international conf. on Natural Polymers,
Biopolymers, Biomaterials, their Composites, Blends, IPNs and Gel Polyelectrolyte &
GELS : Macro to Nano Scales. M. G. Univ., Kottayam, Kerala, 21st -23rd Sep., 2010.

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4.

A diffusion model for a Chloride ion Potentiometric sensor based on Semi Interpenetrating
Polymeric Network, Satabdi Chaudhury, Monalisa Bhowmik & Haimanti Chakrabarti
CMDays -10, Kalyani, 26th 28th Aug, 2010, Kalyani.

5.

Resolution of impedance components in SIPN-SnO2 nano-composites from Frequency


Response Analysis of the Randles circuit and Warburg Impedance element. Ujjyaini
Mitra Sushmita Paul & Haimanti Chakrabarti, CMDays -10, Kalyani, 26th 28th Aug,
2010, Kalyani

6.

Structural changes in Electron Irradiated Polystyrene Investigated by Differential Scanning


Calorimetry and Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy, Arunava Mandal, Sandeep
Das, Baishali Kanjilal, Haimanti Chakrabarti & Asmita Sengupta, CMDays -10, Kalyani,
26th -28th Aug, 2010, Kalyani

7.

Twin cell Model for understanding the local and global mass transport in Thin Film
Metallic Glass. Arpita Das, Chhanda Basu & Haimanti Chakrabarti, CM Days -10,
Kalyani, 26th -28th Aug, 2010, Kalyani

8.

Mass transport in 2D metallic glass Pd-Cu-Ni-P, Suchismita Roy, Suprova Mondal,


Chhanda Basu Chaudhuri & Haimanti Chakrabarti, CMDays -10, Kalyani, 26th -28th
Aug, 2010, Kalyani

9.

Measurement of the diffusivity of Cesium Ion in Aqueous Rubidium Chloride Solution


Baishali Kanjilal & Haimanti Chakrabarti UGC Sponsored National Level seminar on
Emerging Concerns and Advances in Chemistry, 4th 5th Feb, 2010, Dept. of Chem.,
Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata

DR. BIDISA CHATTOPADHYAY


Papers presenteded in Symposium:
1.

Quantum interference effects in (Sr,Ca)2FeMoO6 nanomaterials. Bidisa Chattopadhyay,


A. Poddar, Nilanjan Das and Chandan Mazumdar. Presented in the International
Conference on Magnetic Materials (ICMM), Dec. 11-16, 2007.

2.

Studies of transport and magnetic properties of nanometer-scale grain sized Sr2FeMoO6


materials. Bidisa Chattopadhyay and A. Poddar Presented in the International Conference
on Lasers and Nanomaterials (ICLAN) Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2006

DR. AJANTA BHOWAL ACHARYYA


Papers published in referred journals:
1.

Bose - Einstein condensation in arbitrary dimensions, A. B. Acharyya and M. Acharyya,


Acta Physica Polonica B, 43 (2012) 1805 (IF:1.01)

2.

Cluster statistics in BTW automata, A. B. Acharyya, Acta Physica Polonica B, 42 (2011)


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3.

Evidence of invariance of time scale at critical point in the Isingmeanfield equilibrium


equation of state, M. Acharyya and A. B. Acharyya, Communications in Theoretical
Physics, 55 (2011) 1109 (IF:0.579)

4.

Critical Slowing down along the dynamic phase boundary in Isingmeanfield dynamics
M. Acharyya and A. B. Acharyya, Int. J. Mod. Phys. C, 21 (2010) 481 (IF:1.22)

DR. CHHANDA BASU CHAUDHURI


Papers published in referred journals:
1.

Glass transition temperature of Pd-Cu-Ni-P thin film metallic glass- A 2D approach


Haimanti Chakrabarti, C Basu Chaudhuri, Baishali Kanjilal, J. Non. Cryst. Solids, 359,
1, 2013, Pages 51-55

2.

Cross-over between central and non-central conservative effective forces in a modulated


colloidal fluid: The Journal of Chemical Physics, 139, 204903, 2013 Chhanda Basu
Chaudhuri, Srabani Chakrabarty and J. Chakrabarti

3.

Glass Transition in thin film metallic glass of Pd-Cu-Ni-P Suchismita Roy, Suprova
Moandal, Baishali Kanjilal, Chhanda Basu Chaudhuri, Haimanti Chakrabarti Science
Journal, Lady Brabourne College, ISSN 2319 6858, vol 3, December 2012 , p 67 73

4.

Study of phase behaviour of a 2D colloidal system by Monte Carlo Simulation, MAC,


Journal of Basic and Applied Science, ISSN No. 23475366, Chhanda Basu Chaudhuri,
Srabani Chakrabarty

Feature article
1. Lise Meitner The Most Significant Woman Scientist in twentieth century: News Letter
Women Study Centre: Lady Brabourne College, vol - 4, p 29-31, 2013 Chhanda Basu
Chaudhuri, Srabani Chakrabarty.
DR. SRABANI CHAKRABARTY
Papers published in referred journals:
1.

Cross-over between central and non-central conservative effective forces in a modulated


colloidal fluid Chhanda Basu Chaudhuri, Srabani Chakrabartyand J. Chakrabarti, The
Journal of Chemical Physics, 139, 204903, 2013

2.

Short Ranged attraction and long ranged repulsion between two solute particles in a
subcritical liquid solvent J. Chakrabarti, S. Chakrabarty and H. Lowen J. Phys. Condens.
Matter, 18, L81 (2006)

3.

Study of phase behaviour of a 2D colloidal system by Monte Carlo Simulation, Chhanda


Basu Chaudhuri, Srabani Chakrabarty MAC, Journal of Basic and Applied Science, ISSN
No. 23475366

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Feature article
1.

Lise Meitner The Most Significant Woman Scientist in twentieth century, Chhanda
Basu Chaudhuri, Srabani Chakrabarty, News Letter Women Study Centre: Lady Brabourne
College, vol - 4, p 29-31, 2013

DR. BARNALI CHAKRABARTI


Publications in refereed journals:
1.

Energy level statistics of interacting trapped bosons, B. Chakrabarti, A. Biswas, V. K. B.


Kota, K. Roy, and S. K. Haldar, Phys. Rev. A 86, 013637 (2012).

2.

Structural Properties and energetic of diffuse 87-Rb clusters in three dimension.,P. K.


Debnath, B. Chakrabarti, T. K. Das and S. Canuto, J. Chem. Phys 137, 164106 (2012).

3.

Spectral fluctuation and 1/f noise in the energy level statistics of interacting trapped
bosons, K. Roy, B. Chakrabarti, A. Biswas, V. K. B. Kota, and S. K. Haldar, Phys. Rev.
E 85, 061119 (2012).

4.

Supersymmetricisospectral formalism for the calculation of near-zero energy states: Application to the very weakly bound 4 He trimer excited state, S. K. Haldar, B. Chakrabarti,
and T. K. Das, Few-Body Systems 53, 283-292 (2012).

5.

Destruction of attractive bosonic cloud due to high spatial coherence in tight trap, A.
Biswas, B. Chakrabarti, T. K. Das and L. Salasnich, Phys. Rev. A 84, 043631 (2011).

6.

Use of correlated potential harmonic basis functions for the description of the 4He trimer
and small clusters, T. K. Das, B. Chakrabarti and S. Canuto, J. Chem Phys. 134, 164106
(2011).

7.

Beyond mean-field effects in attractive Bose Einstein condensate, P. K. Debnath, B.


Chakrabarti, T. K. Das, Int. Jour. of Quantum Chemistry 111, 1333 (2011)

8.

Resonance states and Quantum tunneling of Bose-Einstein condensates in a 3D shallow


trap. S. K. Haldar, B. Chakrabarti, T. K. Das, Phys. Rev. A 82, 043616 (2010).

9.

Instability of collective excitations and Power laws of attractive Bose-Einstein c