♦ The Strategic Plan of Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Post Graduate (Autonomous) College, Shivaji Nagar, Bhopal, has been designed to provide direction and facilitate progress in the institution by providing a framework for the achievement of goals. It provides the institution with a firm foundation for its constant upgradation. Keeping the Vision and Mission of the institution in mind, the strategic plan has been designed to focus on the priorities set up as goals for the accomplishment by the stakeholders involved in the process of development in the College.
♦ Since its inception in 1970, the institution has been fostering an eco-system of academic excellence for its students. The vision of the College is “to create new paradigms of progressive, inclusive and ethical education”. To make this vision a reality, the College aims “to empower young women with multi skill education and prepare them for a dynamic role in society”. The institution practices Decentralization and Participative Management by providing a restrictive autonomy to the various academic and administrative activities which are carried out under the supervision of the Principal. With the goal of achieving academic excellence, the Principal appoints the Deans of the various faculties who supervise the Heads of the Departments who in turn work in coordination with the faculty members to promote excellence in scholarly productivity. The idea is to use education as a source of continual evolution of its stakeholders for the welfare of the society. The Conveners and Members of more than 70 committees discharge an energetically pervasive role as motivators of culturally and socially conscious activities.
♦ The College has been a pioneer institution in M.P., having attained autonomous status on 25.7.1995 and has had three autonomy reviews since then. There is a separate Autonomous Examination Cell which looks after the entire examination and evaluation process. It has a structured organizational matrix.The Controller of the Examination Cell who is appointed by the Principal is accountable for successful conducting of the entire examination process. The Controller is aided by the other members of the Cell.The Examination cell has developed a very credible and confidential system of assessment which is continuous and comprehensive. It prepares an annual strategic plan, which is reflected in the Academic Calendar and the working of its various organs. The cell reviews its plan if conditions so demand. The students are informed about the entire process by holding orientation programs and through their Tutor-Guardians. The college has a record of timely declaration of examination results and awarding of degrees. The results are displayed on the college website and Notice Boards. The Autonomous Examination Cell planned and strategized for the implementation of the New Education Policy 2020. Following steps were taken by the Cell:
➣ Rules were framed relating to the implementation of the NEP 2020
➣ Implementation of Choice Based Credit System.
➣ Board of Studies were formed for the approval of proposed syllabi.
➣ Redistribution of marks was to be done between internal and proctoral exams
➣ Vocational courses, Internships and Project works were to be planned,The Cell has come a long way with regular updation and modernization.
♦ More than ever before, the institution recognises that by incorporating digital technologies into the classroom it can bring about profound changes instudent engagement and learning. Computers and the Internet have become an integral part of day-to-day life. This is being facilitated by building their digital competencies and preparing them to keep pace with the demands of a technology-based world.The institution will continue to adopt technology enabled pedagogy at all levels and encourage blended teaching methodology involving traditional, interactive, and ICT enabled pedagogical techniques to enhance the teaching–learning process.
♦ The institution aims at encouraging skill development in the students for increasing employability. To achieve this aim, The Vivekananda Career Guidance Cell works according to the annual calendar designed by the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of MP. It aims for the skill upgradation, drives, and Career Opportunity Fairs and aims at an increase in the placements of the students every year.
♦ The Internal Quality Assurance Cell works for the enhancement of the quality of the institution in general. The Principal, as the Chairman of the IQAC supervises the Coordinator of the Cell, to initiate, plan and facilitate various activities which are necessary to enhance the quality of the education imparted. The aim is to achieve excellence in the quality of teaching – learning, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
♦ The institution strives to facilitate the learning process of the differently abled students. The Higher Education for the Persons with Special Needs (HEPSN) Unit works “to ensure equitable access, recognition of potential merit, to facilitate opportunities of productivity, and social integration without discrimination for the differently abled”. This unit is unique in the state and aims to serve the purpose of providing disabled students of the College with the requisite infrastructural facilities and various programmes to cater to their needs. It aims to organize sensitization and awareness activities for teachers, students and the staff of the college.
♦ As gateways to knowledge, culture and research, a library plays a fundamental role in higher education. The entire academic and research process is fully dependent on the Library. It is the vital component, which develops the teaching –learning and research activity. Keeping in mind that the library is the “soul” of any institution special attention is given to its continuous upgradation. With the advancement of digital technology, the role of the library and the Librarian in higher education has widened since a variety of challenges have emerged. To meet these newly emerging challenges, the institution takes care to continuously update the library according to the latest technology.
♦ The institution also focuses on physical activity in order to keep the students physically fit, to boost their mental and emotional well-being, to encourage resilience and discipline. The institution aims to provide a platform to the students for various indoor and outdoor sports activities. As per Government rules, special weightage is given to students with a sports background during admission. Players selected in college team are imparted special coaching for a week. The respective coaches are made available from Sports and Youth Welfare Department. The College team players are given free sports kit i.e. T-shirt, shorts and sports shoes.For the students representing at the state level/zone/all India inter University tournament, there is a provision for spending up to Rs. 300/- as cash prize.
♦ The institution lays a special emphasis on the activities of the NSS and the NCC, as they are platforms for the overall development of the personality of the students. They help the students to be confidence, develop leadership skills, and gain knowledge about different people from different walks of life. The institution aims to create an environment of selfless service to the society by strengthening the NSS Unit, and an organised, trained and motivated youth by strengthening the NCC unit in the College.
➣ The National Cadet Corps popularly known as NCC is a youth development movement that provides exposure to the cadets in a wide range of activities with a distinct emphasis on Social Services, Discipline and Adventure Training. It is open to all regular students of the college on a voluntary basis.
➣ The National Service Scheme, popularly known as NSS is an extension of activities to the higher education system to orient the student youth to community service while they are studying in education institutions, under the aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India. This scheme is meant for overall personality development of students through social service. There are two units running in the college with 240 volunteers.
♦ The institution aims at creating a meaningful connection between the teachers and the learners. When teachers connect with the students, they build a rapport in the classroom and foster student engagement in the learning process. The Tutor Guardian scheme acts to bridge the gap between teachers and students by assimilating teachers as the guardians of students. Under this scheme, every teacher shoulders the responsibility of a group of about 30 students each for all their academic, administrative and personal assistance. That teacher has to perform the role of a guardian by taking the account of their performance in the evaluation methods, keeping the records of their attendance and regularity in the classes and getting feedback by other concerned teachers.
♦ The institution mobilizes its funds received from the State Government, UGC, RUSA, World Bank, Autonomous and Janbhagidari in a well-planned manner in accordance with the approval of various statutory committees constituted by the Principal. Funds received from the State Government are spent on payment of salary of teaching and non-teaching staff. For every financial year, a Finance Committee prepares a budget keeping in mind the developmental criteria of the institution, and accordingly provisions are made. The UGC Committee proposes a budget for the allocation of funds under various heads to the Finance Committee. On its approval, the UGC deploys the fund and maintains a record of it. Likewise, all the above-mentioned committees try to utilize the sanctioned amount and make the optimal utilization of the available financial resources as per the Government Rules of Madhya Pradesh. The procedure of purchase is also very transparent. All the Departments and Committees invite proposals, as per requirements, within a specific period. On receiving the proposals, tenders are invited in an open bid. The best bid is selected in the presence of the finance committee. The concerned committee maintains a record of expense and balance.
♦ The institution aims at a holistic approach to education that goes beyond core academics, and taps the physical, social, intellectual, emotional, artistic, creative as well as spiritual potential of the learner during the process of learning. To achieve this aim all stakeholders viz. the Principal, the Teaching Staff, the Administrative Staff, as well as students adopt a comprehensive approach to education by inculcating human values and instilling a sense of professional ethics at every level in our institution.(Keeping this as the core concern, a handbook of “Human Values and Professional Ethics” is also being prepared as an integral part of our education system). The broader aim of the institution is to set up an egalitarian society that integrates the individuals of all classes, culture and capabilities.
♦ With the objective of inclusive growth, the institution also aims to reach out to students from the disadvantaged sections. It aims to sensitize the youth towards the marginalized sections of the society, and to inculcate in them a sense of responsibility towards the society. It also aims to promote gender parity in society and to use education as a source of continual evolution of its stakeholders for the welfare of society. The strategic goals for the institution in this area are to create awareness regarding Gender Based Violence and Women’s Right and Gender Equity. With this aim, the institution plans to set up a Legal Aid Clinic in the near future. The institution visualizes the Legal Aid Clinic as a program that would create awareness in the students regarding their rights and remedies under the law. It would aim to help the students understand the socio-economic impediments towards accessing justice. It would also help the staff and the students to reach out and render their services to the marginalized and vulnerable communities.
♦ A strong alumni association can be an asset for the institution that can contribute towards various developmental activities of the institution. Creating an engaged, supportive alumni network is crucial to an institution’s success. Keeping this in mind, the institution aims to keep its alumni well connected. The Nutan Old Girls Alumni Society is an alumni organization of the institution registered under the Society Registration Act in the year 2003. It has been organizing cultural outreach programs from time to time. The institution works on an alumni engagement strategy whereby it tries to establish contact with supportive alumni that can provide meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships over time.The institution will continue to strengthen its relationships with its ex-students, involve them in, and seek their support in providing mentoring, arranging internships, career and placement opportunities, revenue generation, etc. in the coming times.
♦ The institution believes that social and cultural activities prepare the students for real life and strengthen their personal skills. As social and cultural activities are of paramount importance, the institution encourages all extracurricular activities that help in widening the horizons of the students.
➣ The Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat is a program for promoting National Integration through systematic exchange between paired institutes in the cultural, literary and linguistic fields. The EBSB Club has been formed as well to carry forward activities with its paired Institute S. Kula Women's College, Nambol, Manipur. Every month the club conducts various activities like Poster Competitions, Essay Competitions, Quiz Competitions, Cooking Competitions etc. Through this exchange program the club has embarked on a mission to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the language, culture, traditions and practices of its paired state. The aim is to increase the bonding between the two States which would be a small, but sure step towards the strengthening of the unity and integrity of the nation.
➣ Yuva Utsav, an initiative by the Dept. of Higher Education is celebrated in the month of September – October every year in all the government colleges. The events like Music, Dance, Literary, Drama, Fine Arts, Debate competitions, Quiz contest, Mimicry, Skit Competition, Collage making, Clay Modelling, Cartooning etc. are organized in the college. Students excel in multidisciplinary events and bring National and State level awards in Youth Festival.
➣ The institution has a strong belief that students should play a key role in creating awareness among the masses on environmental issues such as pollution, global warming, conservation of natural resources etc. With the aim of promoting environmental awareness, the Eco Club takes up this initiative to make the students aware of the fragility of our environment and the importance of its protection.
The institution also has a plan to develop along the following lines in a systematic and phased manner:
♦ Establishment of a Central Research Laboratory.
♦ Establishment of a Recording Room in the Department of Music.
♦ Setting up an Incubation Center for
♦ Up-gradation of Classroom infrastructure, introducing smart classrooms in all the departments, greater use of ICT and other innovative means.
♦ Setting up of an English Language Lab.
♦ Vertical expansion to accommodate more classrooms, laboratories etc.
♦ Providing more facilities for the Specially-abled Students in the form of equipment and software.
♦ Setting up a museum by the Department of Political Science and History.
♦ Providing e books for the students
♦ Upgrading the Sports facilities for the students.
♦ Up-gradation of internet facility (Lease line 100 mbps)
♦ Strengthening the infrastructure of the entire institution.
Being a Government Autonomous College, it abides by the rules and regulations of the State Government with full transparency and accountability. As the institution works to implement and execute the plan, all its stakeholders i.e. employees, students, parents and alumni will collaborate to achieve a collective vision. The continuous endeavor will be to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of the institution.