Yearly Status Report - 2014-2015

Part A
Data of the Institution
1. Name of the Institution BETHUNE COLLEGE
Name of the head of the Institution PROF. SANGEETA TRIPATHI MITRA
Designation Principal
Does the Institution function from own campus Yes
Phone no/Alternate Phone no. 03322411731
Mobile no. 9433358015
Registered Email
Alternate Email
State/UT West Bengal
Pincode 700006
2. Institutional Status
Affiliated / Constituent Affiliated
Type of Institution Women
Location Urban
Financial Status state
Name of the IQAC co-ordinator/Director DR. GOPA GUPTA / DR.KAMAL KANTI SOM
Phone no/Alternate Phone no. 03322411731
Mobile no. 9433814748
Registered Email
Alternate Email
3. Website Address
Web-link of the AQAR: (Previous Academic Year)
4. Whether Academic Calendar prepared during the year Yes
if yes,whether it is uploaded in the institutional website: Weblink :
5. Accrediation Details
Cycle Grade CGPA Year of Accrediation Validity
Period From Period To
1 A 85.45 2006 21-May-2006 20-May-2011
2 A 3.08 2015 03-Mar-2015 02-Mar-2020
6. Date of Establishment of IQAC 29-Nov-2006
7. Internal Quality Assurance System
Quality initiatives by IQAC during the year for promoting quality culture
Item /Title of the quality initiative by IQAC Date & Duration Number of participants/ beneficiaries
Regular meeting of InternalQualityAssurance Cell (IQAC) 17-Jul-2014
Regular meeting of InternalQualityAssurance Cell (IQAC) 07-Nov-2014
Regular meeting of InternalQualityAssurance Cell (IQAC) 29-Apr-2015
Students' Feedback 01-Feb-2015
Students' Feedback 02-Feb-2015
Parents' Feedback UG-III 22-Jan-2015
Parents' Feedback UG-II 03-Mar-2015
Parents' Feedback UG-I 25-Mar-2015

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8. Provide the list of funds by Central/ State Government- UGC/CSIR/DST/DBT/ICMR/TEQIP/World Bank/CPE of UGC etc.
Institution/Department/Faculty Scheme Funding Agency Year of award with duration Amount
Bethune College/ Zoology/ Dr.Samiran Ghosh Major Research Project DBT 2014
Bethune College Minor Research Projects UGC 2014
Bethune College Research and Teaching DST 2014
Bethune College Development State Govt. 2014
Bethune College IQAC XIIth Plan UGC 2014

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9. Whether composition of IQAC as per latest NAAC guidelines: Yes
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10. Number of IQAC meetings held during the year : 3
The minutes of IQAC meeting and compliances to the decisions have been uploaded on the institutional website Yes
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11. Whether IQAC received funding from any of the funding agency to support its activities during the year? Yes
If yes, mention the amount 300000
Year 2014
12. Significant contributions made by IQAC during the current year(maximum five bullets)
Students feedback, analysis and action taken for quality enhancement
Supervision of CAS of faculty members
Preparation and submission AQARs and SSR for NAAC reaccreditation. 1st -3rd Dec 2014 (NAAC Peer Team visit)   
Publication of Peer Reviewed multi disciplinary Academic Journal: Heritage Vol.1 bearing the ISSN Number 2349-9583
Implementation of IQAC recommendations like opening of new courses
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13. Plan of action chalked out by the IQAC in the beginning of the academic year towards Quality Enhancement and outcome achieved by the end of the academic year
Plan of Action Achivements/Outcomes
The IQAC endeavoured for NAAC reaccreditation during this academic session and submitted SSR and AQARs The Institution was reaccredited with Grade A in March 2015 after NAAC Peer Team Visit in December 2014
The IQAC proposed to publish an Academic Journal to enhance research work amongst faculty members The first Volume of Peer Reviewed multi disciplinary Academic Journal: Heritage was published in this Session.          
IQAC analyses Students'Feedback of previous session and takes action forimprovement and Qualityenhancement. For example : i There was complain in regarding quality and cost of food in the Canteen which was intimated to the Canteen Committee. The committee in its meetings resolved to change the proprieter for the benefit of students. ii There was grievanceregarding cleanliness andcondition of toilets. The collegeadministration took up thematter with PWD and Grp Dstaff of college.      Action taken: i. The Canteen was handed over to a new proprieter from the next academic session who served healthy and hygienic food at a subsidized rate. ii. Toilets with better facilities were provided. Regular water supply was ensured. Toilets were now cleaned twice a day.    
 The IQAC scrutinised andrecommended the application of18 teachers and 1 Librarian forpromotion through CAS . TheCAS committee arranged forscreening in front of externalexperts. All the teachers and Librarian were promoted through CAS subsequently.
      The IQAC proposed to introduce two new academic programmes in the upcomingsession : 1.M.A. in Bengali and 2. Honours in Hindi.Accordingly proposals were sent to the University ofCalcutta and the EducationDirectorate , Govt. Of WestBengal. Meeting the demands of thestudents two new academic programmes wereintroduced in the academic session : 1. Bengali and 2. Honours inHindi.

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14. Whether AQAR was placed before statutory body ? Yes
Name of Statutory Body Meeting Date
IQAC 19-Sep-2019
15. Whether NAAC/or any other accredited body(s) visited IQAC or interacted with it to assess the functioning ? Yes
Date of Visit 01-Dec-2014
16. Whether institutional data submitted to AISHE: Yes
Year of Submission 2015
Date of Submission 01-Oct-2015
17. Does the Institution have Management Information System ? Yes
If yes, give a brief descripiton and a list of modules currently operational (maximum 500 words) Administrative Section: • ebilling and epradan system is introduced for detailing of financial affairs. • Salary component of employees is maintained through COSA • Software related to Students Internal examination and evaluation was operational. • All dealing of student section (including the whole admission procedure, university registration, and form fill up) are computerized. • Students database are maintained by student counselling cell. • Faculty database are also computerized. Library: • Book search, issue and return systems are fully computerized (automated) with the help of OPAC and LEASE 4.0., • INFLIBNETNLIST program is used for Electronic Resource Package of ejournals. • Inhouse/ remote access to epublication are available

Part B
1.1 – Curriculum Planning and Implementation
1.1.1 – Institution has the mechanism for well planned curriculum delivery and documentation. Explain in 500 words
The college in its sincere endeavour to ensure effective curriculum delivery has undertaken the following steps:- a. Syllabus distribution at the beginning of each academic session at the departmental level, also intimation given to students b. Regular classes (theory and practical), Tutorials and Remedial c. Student Mentoring d. Invited lectures, Memorial Lectures, Seminars and Conferences, Students' Seminars, Academic Tours and Excursions e. Academic module submitted by teachers at the beginning of each session. f. Part time teachers, guest teachers and fellows are recruited by the college to ensure successful completion of the syllabus both at the UG and PG level g. Every department has a well stocked seminar library to cater to the needs of the students h. Use of audio-visual aids, powerpoint presentations, screening of films for effective curriculum delivery i. Round the year evaluation of assignments, mid term examination and test examination j. Academic audit is conducted by IQAC to maintain standards of curriculum delivery. All the above mentioned points are well documented at the departmental level Invited Special Lecture: Bethune Day Lecture on John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune's contribution to Women's Education in India - Delivered by Swami Shastrajnananda, Principal, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur on 12.07.2014; Departmental Invited Lecture by English Department i)Topic : Shakespeare’s film Adaptations, Speaker: Dr. Pradipta Mukherjee, Vidyasagar College for Women ii) Topic : Reinterrogating the Apu Trilogy, Speaker: Smt. Asmita Das, Research Scholar at Media Lab, Department of Film Studies, Jadavpur University. Memorial Lecture: By Political Science Department i) 'Women in 19th Century Bengal- Their Protests and Confrontation Strategies' Delivered by Dr. Sunanda Ghosh, Former Teacher , on 08.09.2014 ii) 'Lenin and Rosa Luxemberg Debate on Party' by Dr. Sima Kundu, Former Teacher , on 20.01.2015. By Alumni Association Mrinalini Emmerson Memorial Lecture , delivered by the Everest winner Ujjwal Ray on 3rd September, 2014 By Physics department Chameli Basu Memorial Lecture on Tiger research Project by Prof. Ratanlal Brahmachari Date: 13.12.2014 Ethics & Value Education Lecture i)Ethics & Value Education 1st Lecture (2014-15) on “ Psychological Perspective of Ethics” delivered by Dr. Sudeshna Mitra , Asst. Prof. Deptt of Philosophy on 02.9.2014 ii) Ethics & Value Education 2nd Lecture (2014-15) on “ Why be Moral” delivered by Dr. Nirmalya Narayan Chakraborty, Assoc. Prof. Deptt of Philosophy, Rabindra Bharati University on 19.2.2015 Women Studies Seminar Women Studies Seminar on Balancing Roles: Career, Society and the Empowered Woman Speaker1: Prof. Kumkum Chattopadhyay on Manobi-vidyachorchay dui narir obosthan: Indira Debi Choudhurani o Protima Debi Speaker 2: Sri Subir Chakraborty on Women and Professional Career—A level playing field? On 12.11.2014 Field Trip and Excursion i)To Biomedical Genetics, Kalyani by students of Zoology, M.Sc. , Genetics Special Paper ii)A Short Study of Faunal Diversity at Bakkhali, 24 parganas (South) conducted by Department of Zoology on 24.02.2015-25.02.2015 iii)To National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani by students of Zoology, M.Sc. , Genetics Special Paper iv)To Santragachi for collection and experiments by students of Zoology, M.Sc. , Ecology Special Paper
1.1.2 – Certificate/ Diploma Courses introduced during the academic year
Certificate Diploma Courses Dates of Introduction Duration Focus on employability/entrepreneurship Skill Development
NA NA 30/06/2015 0 NA NA
1.2 – Academic Flexibility
1.2.1 – New programmes/courses introduced during the academic year
Programme/Course Programme Specialization Dates of Introduction
MA Bengali 09/09/2014
BA Hindi (Hons.) 12/07/2014

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1.2.2 – Programmes in which Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)/Elective course system implemented at the affiliated Colleges (if applicable) during the academic year.
Name of programmes adopting CBCS Programme Specialization Date of implementation of CBCS/Elective Course System
MA Bengali 09/09/2014
1.2.3 – Students enrolled in Certificate/ Diploma Courses introduced during the year
Certificate Diploma Course
Number of Students 0 0
1.3 – Curriculum Enrichment
1.3.1 – Value-added courses imparting transferable and life skills offered during the year
Value Added Courses Date of Introduction Number of Students Enrolled
1 year Certificate Course in Ethics and Value Education for first year students 02/09/2014 244
2 years Certificate Course in Computer Applications conducted by WEBEL INFORMATICS, Bethune College Centre 12/07/2014 170

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1.3.2 – Field Projects / Internships under taken during the year
Project/Programme Title Programme Specialization No. of students enrolled for Field Projects / Internships
BSc Faunal Diversity 20
MSc Ecology 5
MSc Genetics 5
BSc Botany 106
MSc Botany 42

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1.4 – Feedback System
1.4.1 – Whether structured feedback received from all the stakeholders.
Students Yes
Teachers No
Employers No
Alumni No
Parents Yes
1.4.2 – How the feedback obtained is being analyzed and utilized for overall development of the institution? (maximum 500 words)
Feedback Obtained
Students’Feedback Feedback from UG final year students and its Analysis thereafter is done in every Academic Sessions under the Supervision of IQAC. There were various parameters like natural environment of the college, classroom space, cleanliness, library and laboratory facilities, quality of teaching, grievance redress mechanisms and so on wherein students were asked to give their feedbacks. • Students were happy with the natural environment and security arrangements of the college. • Students are found to be satisfied with the quality of teaching. However, they have asked for more interaction outside the class in the form of tutorials, excursions and seminars. Most students were fairly happy with the examination and evaluation system. • Central Library meets Students’ expectations. However, students opinionated that the seminar libraries should be replenished with better and newer editions of text and reference books. • Students highly rated the grievance redressal mechanism and the welfare management of the administration • Students of the Science Departments suggest that better equipments are required in Botany, Psychology and Computer Science laboratories. Students have asked for more spacious Bio-Chemistry laboratory with more number of good quality microscopes. Students of Economics Department have sought for more computers with anti-virus facilities. Students are not found to be much satisfied with the behaviour of the laboratory assistants of Botany Department. • Students have expressed their dissatisfaction regarding the toilet facilities wherein they have categorically mentioned the requirement of clean and hygienic toilets. Sufficient drinking water has also been asked for. Students have asked to increase the number of spacious classrooms. They are not much satisfied with the common room facility and the activity of the students’ union. . Action taken: Based on the above suggestions, funds were allotted to all the departments to enhance the stock of books in the seminar libraries. Funds were allotted to purchase required laboratory equipments. The college intends to meet the expectation of the students regarding increased number of tutorials and seminars. Accordingly funds will be released for PG (Rs. 4000/) and UG (Rs. 2000/) departments for organisation of seminars. The Group -D staff were monitored to ensure that toilets are cleaned at regular intervals. Analysis of Parents’ Feedback Parent-teacher meetings were held after the mid- term and test examinations. Majority of the guardians feedback was positive with valuable suggestions given by them. Parents were particularly appreciative of the fact that the faculty members inform them on a regular basis about their daughter’s academic progress and attendance. They also have assured to take care of the studies and attendance of their daughters whenever any weakness or irregularity was pointed out by the teachers. Some of the guardians suggested that students should be informed well in advance about any alteration in scheduled classes. This will be beneficial for students specially for those who are coming from distant places.
2.1 – Student Enrolment and Profile
2.1.1 – Demand Ratio during the year
Name of the Programme Programme Specialization Number of seats available Number of Application received Students Enrolled
BA Psychology Hons. (B.A.) 18 327 17
BA Sanskrit Hons. 40 85 15
BA Political Science 32 229 16
BA History Hons. 32 280 32
BA Hindi Hons. 20 19 5
BA Philosophy Hons. 33 97 23
BA English 44 949 42
BA Bengali Hons. 32 432 30

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2.2 – Catering to Student Diversity
2.2.1 – Student - Full time teacher ratio (current year data)
Year Number of students enrolled in the institution (UG) Number of students enrolled in the institution (PG) Number of fulltime teachers available in the institution teaching only UG courses Number of fulltime teachers available in the institution teaching only PG courses Number of teachers teaching both UG and PG courses
2014 1125 157 59 0 35
2.3 – Teaching - Learning Process
2.3.1 – Percentage of teachers using ICT for effective teaching with Learning Management Systems (LMS), E-learning resources etc. (current year data)
Number of Teachers on Roll Number of teachers using ICT (LMS, e-Resources) ICT Tools and resources available Number of ICT enabled Classrooms Numberof smart classrooms E-resources and techniques used
94 30 100 5 1 8

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2.3.2 – Students mentoring system available in the institution? Give details. (maximum 500 words)
The students are divided into certain groups . Each group of student is assigned to a particular mentor ( faculty member) maintaining the teacher - student ratio. For example , if there are 30 students in a batch of a department and the department has 5 teachers , then 6 students are assigned to a particular mentor. The academic , psychological and extra – curricular matters of those students are looked after by the asssigned mentor .
Number of students enrolled in the institution Number of fulltime teachers Mentor : Mentee Ratio
1282 94 14:1
2.4 – Teacher Profile and Quality
2.4.1 – Number of full time teachers appointed during the year
No. of sanctioned positions No. of filled positions Vacant positions Positions filled during the current year No. of faculty with Ph.D
115 94 21 26 65
2.4.2 – Honours and recognition received by teachers (received awards, recognition, fellowships at State, National, International level from Government, recognised bodies during the year )
Year of Award Name of full time teachers receiving awards from state level, national level, international level Designation Name of the award, fellowship, received from Government or recognized bodies
2015 Abhijit Bhattacharya Assistant Professor Vidya Vacaspati Award
2015 Dr. Rina Rani Ray , (National Level) Associate Professor Special Mention Award for Excellence in Research in EET CRS 3rd Academic Brilliance Award

2.5 – Evaluation Process and Reforms
2.5.1 – Number of days from the date of semester-end/ year- end examination till the declaration of results during the year
Programme Name Programme Code Semester/ year Last date of the last semester-end/ year-end examination Date of declaration of results of semester-end/ year- end examination
MA PG- English Part-II 29/06/2015 14/09/2015
MA PG- English Part-I 29/06/2015 14/09/2015
BA UG- 08 PART- I 18/08/2015 05/11/2015
BA UG- 08 PART- II 30/06/2015 04/09/2015
BA UG- 08 Part- III 17/04/2015 26/06/2015
BSc UG- 09 PART- I 18/08/2015 05/11/2015
BSc UG- 09 PART- II 30/06/2015 04/09/2015
BSc UG- 09 Part- III 17/04/2015 26/06/2015
MA PG- Bengali Sem-II 23/07/2015 08/09/2015
MSc PG-Botany Part -I 30/06/2015 23/11/2015

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2.5.2 – Reforms initiated on Continuous Internal Evaluation(CIE) system at the institutional level (250 words)
• Students’ Seminar and Students’ Project • Use of Audio-Visual aids and Maps (where applicable) for teaching • Screening of Films • Special Lectures and Inter-disciplinary Discussions • Peer Tutoring • Term Paper and Dissertation for PG students • Educational Tour
2.5.3 – Academic calendar prepared and adhered for conduct of Examination and other related matters (250 words)
A Committee for preparing Academic Calendar prepares a draft Academic Calendar. It is then finalised after discussion at the meeting of the Heads of the Department and the Principal. Lastly, the provisional Academic Calendar is sent to the President, Governing Body for final approval. As per convention, two Academic Calendars according to Calendar Year are prepared: one for the students and the other for teaching and non-teaching staffs. Academic Calendar includes the Holiday List of the year, details of the Vacations, dates of B.A./ B.Sc. University level Examinations, dates of College Internal Examinations, result publication dates etc. College events like Bethune Day and Banomahotsav, Reunion, Rabindra Jayanti, Annual Fest, Annual Sports, Annual Prize are mentioned. Post Graduate activities are mentioned in the Academic Calendar for Staff.
2.6 – Student Performance and Learning Outcomes
2.6.1 – Program outcomes, program specific outcomes and course outcomes for all programs offered by the institution are stated and displayed in website of the institution (to provide the weblink)
2.6.2 – Pass percentage of students
Programme Code Programme Name Programme Specialization Number of students appeared in the final year examination Number of students passed in final year examination Pass Percentage
221 MSc All Subjects 54 52 97.2
221 MA All Subjects 14 14 100
3221 BSc All Subjects 146 144 98.8
2221 BA All Subjects 139 137 98.7

2.7 – Student Satisfaction Survey
2.7.1 – Student Satisfaction Survey (SSS) on overall institutional performance (Institution may design the questionnaire) (results and details be provided as weblink)
3.1 – Resource Mobilization for Research
3.1.1 – Research funds sanctioned and received from various agencies, industry and other organisations
Nature of the Project Duration Name of the funding agency Total grant sanctioned Amount received during the year
Minor Projects 730 UGC 320000 245000
Minor Projects 730 UGC-DAE-CRS 55000 30000
Minor Projects 730 UGC 150000 130000
Major Projects 730 DOHFW, Govt. of WB 1433880 0
Major Projects 1095 DBT 529500 376500
Minor Projects 730 UGC 400000 247500
Minor Projects 730 UGC 415000 312500
Minor Projects 730 UGC 157000 132000

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3.2 – Innovation Ecosystem
3.2.1 – Workshops/Seminars Conducted on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Industry-Academia Innovative practices during the year
Title of workshop/seminar Name of the Dept. Date
NIL NA 30/06/2015
3.2.2 – Awards for Innovation won by Institution/Teachers/Research scholars/Students during the year
Title of the innovation Name of Awardee Awarding Agency Date of award Category
Special Mention Award for Excellence in Research Rina Rani Ray EET CRS, 3rd Academic Brilliance Award 2015 14/02/2015 3rd Academic Brilliance Award
Vidya Vacaspati Samman Abhijit Bhattacharya Vikramsheela Hindi Vidyapeeth 14/03/2015 Contribution to Hindi Literature and Teaching

3.2.3 – No. of Incubation centre created, start-ups incubated on campus during the year
Incubation Center Name Sponsered By Name of the Start-up Nature of Start-up Date of Commencement
0 NA NA NA NA 30/06/2015

3.3 – Research Publications and Awards
3.3.1 – Incentive to the teachers who receive recognition/awards
State National International
0 0 0
3.3.2 – Ph. Ds awarded during the year (applicable for PG College, Research Center)
Name of the Department Number of PhD's Awarded
NA 0
3.3.3 – Research Publications in the Journals notified on UGC website during the year
Type Department Number of Publication Average Impact Factor (if any)
National Hindi 6 0
National Psychology 3 0
National Womens Studies 3 0
International Statistics 2 0
International Physics 1 0
International Mathematics 6 2.99
International Botany 6 0
International English 1 0
International Economics 6 0
International Philosophy 1 0

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3.3.4 – Books and Chapters in edited Volumes / Books published, and papers in National/International Conference Proceedings per Teacher during the year
Department Number of Publication
Sanskrit 4
Bengali 3
Womens Studies 11
Hindi 3
English 2
Philosophy 1
Political Science 1
Psychology 5
Statistics 1
Economics 2

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3.3.5 – Bibliometrics of the publications during the last Academic year based on average citation index in Scopus/ Web of Science or PubMed/ Indian Citation Index
Title of the Paper Name of Author Title of journal Year of publication Citation Index Institutional affiliation as mentioned in the publication Number of citations excluding self citation
NA NA NA 2014 0 NA 0

3.3.6 – h-Index of the Institutional Publications during the year. (based on Scopus/ Web of science)
Title of the Paper Name of Author Title of journal Year of publication h-index Number of citations excluding self citation Institutional affiliation as mentioned in the publication
NA NA NA 2014 0 0 NA

3.3.7 – Faculty participation in Seminars/Conferences and Symposia during the year :
Number of Faculty International National State Local
Attended/Seminars/Workshops 5 5 3 4
Presented papers 1 9 1 0
Resource persons 1 1 0 5

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3.4 – Extension Activities
3.4.1 – Number of extension and outreach programmes conducted in collaboration with industry, community and Non- Government Organisations through NSS/NCC/Red cross/Youth Red Cross (YRC) etc., during the year
Title of the activities Organising unit/agency/ collaborating agency Number of teachers participated in such activities Number of students participated in such activities
Social Work in neighbouring Slum areas of Goabagan NSS with active participation of R.K.Mission Lokshiksha Parishad, Narendrapur 12 100
Thalassemia Awareness Programme(Rally) NSS participated in the Programme organised by Institute of Haematology Transfusion Medicine, Kolkata, 08.05.15 3 10
Rabindra Jayanti Programme NSS Bethune Unit / NSS Unit , University of Calcutta, 09.05.2015 2 5
Rabindra Jayanti Programme NSS Bethune Unit at Bethune College, 07.5.15 10 55
Anti Drug Abuse Day Programme NSS Bethune Unit / NSS Unit , University of Calcutta, 26.06.2015 10 50
Science Awareness Programme B. B. High School, Katwa 10 15
Blood Motivation Camp NSS/ Students Health Home 5 20

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3.4.2 – Awards and recognition received for extension activities from Government and other recognized bodies during the year
Name of the activity Award/Recognition Awarding Bodies Number of students Benefited

3.4.3 – Students participating in extension activities with Government Organisations, Non-Government Organisations and programmes such as Swachh Bharat, Aids Awareness, Gender Issue, etc. during the year
Name of the scheme Organising unit/Agency/collaborating agency Name of the activity Number of teachers participated in such activites Number of students participated in such activites
Seven-days Special Camp NSS/ R.K.Mission Lokshikha parishad, Narendrapur Social work 12 100
Seven-days Special Camp NSS Bethune Unit Community Well being programme 12 100
Seven-days Special Camp NSS Bethune/ Medical College Health and Eye Check up camp 12 100
Seven-days Special Camp NSS Bethune Unit / NSS Unit , Muralidhar Girls’ College, Life Enhancement Skills 12 100
Science Awareness Programme B. B. High School, Katwa Seminar on Science and Superstitions 10 15
Tree Plantation Programme NSS Bethune/ NSS University of Calcutta Tree Plantation 5 33
Blood Motivation Camp NSS/ Students Health Home Blood Motivation Camp 5 20
Seven-days Special Camp NSS Bethune Unit Social Awareness Programme 12 100
Seven-days Special Camp Seven-days Special Camp NSS Bethune Unit /Ongikar NGO Thalassemia Awareness 12 100
Seven-days Special Camp NSS Bethune Unit / WBBHS/ South Calcutta Law College Programme on Gender Issues 12 100

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3.5 – Collaborations
3.5.1 – Number of Collaborative activities for research, faculty exchange, student exchange during the year
Nature of activity Participant Source of financial support Duration
Research project on Access to Medicines and Diagnostics in Government Hospitals in West Bengal Dr. Arijita Dutta, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Calcutta. and Dr. Satarupa Bandyopadhyay, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Bethune College National Health Mission and Department of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. Of West Bengal 730

3.5.2 – Linkages with institutions/industries for internship, on-the- job training, project work, sharing of research facilities etc. during the year
Nature of linkage Title of the linkage Name of the partnering institution/ industry /research lab with contact details Duration From Duration To Participant
Computer Training 2-year on-campus certification course, Diploma in PC Application WEBEL Informatics Ltd., under the Department of Information Technology, Govt. of West Bengal in collaboration with Bethune College offers a 2-year on-campus certification course, Diploma in PC Application Contact no. 90380 72890/ 89810/ 10702 12/07/2014 30/06/2015 170

3.5.3 – MoUs signed with institutions of national, international importance, other universities, industries, corporate houses etc. during the year
Organisation Date of MoU signed Purpose/Activities Number of students/teachers participated under MoUs
NA 30/06/2015 NA 0

4.1 – Physical Facilities
4.1.1 – Budget allocation, excluding salary for infrastructure augmentation during the year
Budget allocated for infrastructure augmentation Budget utilized for infrastructure development
7200000 7200000
4.1.2 – Details of augmentation in infrastructure facilities during the year
Facilities Existing or Newly Added
Campus Area Existing
Class rooms Existing
Class rooms Newly Added
Laboratories Existing
Seminar Halls Existing
Classrooms with LCD facilities Newly Added
Value of the equipment purchased during the year (rs. in lakhs) Newly Added
Others Existing

4.2 – Library as a Learning Resource
4.2.1 – Library is automated {Integrated Library Management System (ILMS)}
Name of the ILMS software Nature of automation (fully or patially) Version Year of automation
OPAC/ LSEASE 4.0 Partially 4.0 2002
4.2.2 – Library Services
Library Service Type Existing Newly Added Total
Text Books 97000 5000000 879 347617 97879 5347617
CD & Video 350 23000 0 0 350 23000
Others(specify) 17 0 2 0 19 0
Others(specify) 42 11730 0 0 42 11730
Journals 20 12650 2 3750 22 16400

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4.2.3 – E-content developed by teachers such as: e-PG- Pathshala, CEC (under e-PG- Pathshala CEC (Under Graduate) SWAYAM other MOOCs platform NPTEL/NMEICT/any other Government initiatives & institutional (Learning Management System (LMS) etc
Name of the Teacher Name of the Module Platform on which module is developed Date of launching e-content
NA NA NA 30/06/2015

4.3 – IT Infrastructure
4.3.1 – Technology Upgradation (overall)
Type Total Computers Computer Lab Internet Browsing centers Computer Centers Office Departments Available Bandwidth (MBPS/GBPS) Others
Existing 87 2 40 0 1 6 16 10 0
Added 3 1 20 2 1 0 0 0 0
Total 90 3 60 2 2 6 16 10 0
4.3.2 – Bandwidth available of internet connection in the Institution (Leased line)
4.3.3 – Facility for e-content
Name of the e-content development facility Provide the link of the videos and media centre and recording facility
4.4 – Maintenance of Campus Infrastructure
4.4.1 – Expenditure incurred on maintenance of physical facilities and academic support facilities, excluding salary component, during the year
Assigned Budget on academic facilities Expenditure incurred on maintenance of academic facilities Assigned budget on physical facilities Expenditure incurredon maintenance of physical facilites
596000 596000 750000 750000
4.4.2 – Procedures and policies for maintaining and utilizing physical, academic and support facilities - laboratory, library, sports complex, computers, classrooms etc. (maximum 500 words) (information to be available in institutional Website, provide link)
The Physical Maintenance Committee comprising of teaching and non teaching staff looks after the maintenance of different academic buildings viz. The Main Building, Vidyasagar Bhavan, Chandramukhi Bhavan, Kadambini Bhavan and Pritilata Bhavan. It monitors all the assets of these buildings and reports every discrepancy to PWD Civil or Electric to solve it. The Physical Maintenance Committee looks after the gardens inside the College Campus with special reference to the Medicinal Plant Garden looked after by the Department of Botany which is eventually maintained by PWD. • Laboratories are meant for Practical Classes of the students of UG Departments and 6 PG Departments also. The chemicals, glass goods, instruments, equipments are purchased from the Developmental Grant. The teaching faculty, non teaching staff deployed in individual Departments and also the students participate together in maintenance together in maintenance of the laboratory items. In case of some instruments and equipments AMC is also made with the vendors. • Multifacility Centre for Science and Arts are looked after by PG Departments of Science and Arts respectively. • Library: Books and bibliographic softwares as per requirements from different Departments are purchased from DG and thoroughly maintained by the librarian and library staff. The students are also made aware to handle the books carefully and return them on time. • Field for Sports and Games present inside the College Campus and also shared by the Bethune School is maintained by PWD whose office is harboured inside the College Campus. A games room has table tennis court and other sports equipments purchased from the Development Grant. A Badminton Court is present in the College Campus. A Gymnasium exists with some instruments in the campus. • Drinking Water is provided by Aquaguard installed in the college which is maintained through AMC with the vendor. • Computers are purchased from DG and maintained by WEBEL Electronics which runs a Computer Centre for the college students within the college campus. • Classrooms are meant for the theoretical classes of UG and PG students of different Departments maintained daily by Non-teaching staff, sweepers and finally by PWD Civil and Electric. • Adjacent to the College Campus residential Quarters for Group D are there maintained by PWD. • Solar Power Cells are maintained at the top of Vidyasagar Building which lightens our campus in the evening since the last 10 years and saves the consumption from Electric Supply Corporation this is maintained by the Solar Power Committee. • Dedicated Room for the Alumnae Association is present in the College Campus. • An auditorium is being built in the College Campus the work is still under progress. • Purchase is controlled by the Purchase Committee. Funds are distributed among Departments in a meeting with the Principal. Vendors submit quotations after publication of advertisement in a daily newspaper. Quotations are distributed to the Departments in a meeting, Departments compare the quotations, prepare a comparative statement which is signed by Departmental teachers followed by the Principal. Eventually the Departments proceed with the purchase.
5.1 – Student Support
5.1.1 – Scholarships and Financial Support
  Name/Title of the scheme Number of students Amount in Rupees
Financial Support from institution Half Tuition Fee Free Book Grant Exam Fees 58 73635
Financial Support from Other Sources
a) National Minority Scholarship, Kanyasree, Half Tuition fee, Sitaram Jindal Foundation 108 1074830
b)International NA 0 0

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5.1.2 – Number of capability enhancement and development schemes such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab, Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,
Name of the capability enhancement scheme Date of implemetation Number of students enrolled Agencies involved
Yoga Workshop 30/08/2014 77 State Institute for Physical Education for Women
WEBEL – A two year diploma certificate course in computer applications runs in the college for the UG-I and UG-II students 12/07/2014 170 Webel Informatics Limited, Bethune College Centre
The department of Psychology runs a Psychological Counselling Cell which provides support to the students and staff of our college 12/07/2014 12 Psychological Counselling Cell, Bethune College
Ethics and Value Education Certification Course for all 1st year students is held for moral guidance 02/09/2014 244 Ethics and Value Education Committee, Bethune College
Scopes and prospects of management studies 10/12/2014 42 Counsellors and faculty of The Chopras, Kolkata
Communicative English 29/11/2014 57 Bethune College
Career counselling and job orientation programme 13/09/2014 23 Swami Vivekananda Institute of Science and Technology

5.1.3 – Students benefited by guidance for competitive examinations and career counselling offered by the institution during the year
Year Name of the scheme Number of benefited students for competitive examination Number of benefited students by career counseling activities Number of students who have passedin the comp. exam Number of studentsp placed
2014 Campus Selection Programme (Off campus) 0 11 0 4
2014 Campus Selection Programme (On campus) 0 48 0 7
2014 WIPRO Campus Selection Programme (Off Pooled campus) 0 23 0 6
2015 Cognizant Off-campus selection programme 0 11 0 1

5.1.4 – Institutional mechanism for transparency, timely redressal of student grievances, Prevention of sexual harassment and ragging cases during the year
Total grievances received Number of grievances redressed Avg. number of days for grievance redressal
0 0 0
5.2 – Student Progression
5.2.1 – Details of campus placement during the year
On campus Off campus
Nameof organizations visited Number of students participated Number of stduents placed Nameof organizations visited Number of students participated Number of stduents placed
Tata Consultancy Services 48 7 Swami Vivekananda Group of Institutes, WIPRO, Cognizant 45 11

5.2.2 – Student progression to higher education in percentage during the year
Year Number of students enrolling into higher education Programme graduated from Depratment graduated from Name of institution joined Name of programme admitted to
2015 22 B.SC. (Hons.) Chemistry University of Calcutta, Lady Brabourne College, Scottish Church College, IIEST Shibpur (Howrah), A.P.C. College ( State University), Presidency University, Vidyasagar University, NIT Durgapur, IISER Mohali, M.Sc. in Chemistry, B.Tech.
2015 18 B.SC. (Hons.) Physics Market Research Associate at Lucintel, Raipur, Western University, London, IIT Kharagpur, Chennai Mathematical Institute, BHU, IIT Bombay, Diamond Harbour W.U., IISC Bengaluru. M.Sc. in Physics
2015 7 B.SC. (Hons.) Computer Science University of Calcutta, Asutosh College, St. Xavier's College ( Autonomous), WBSU, IISC, Bangalore. M.Sc. in Computer Science, Computer and Information Science, Library Science.
2015 19 B.SC. (Hons.) Mathematics University of Calcutta, Bethune College, Presidency University. M.Sc. in Pure Mathematics / Applied Mathematics. Preparation of B.Ed and vocational course or preparation for govt. job.
2015 19 B.A.(Hons.) Philosophy University of Calcutta, Rabindra Bharati University. MA in Philosophy
2015 11 B.A.(Hons.) Bengali University of Calcutta, Jadavpur University, Bethune College, Viswa Bharati University M.A. in Bengali
2015 11 B.A.(Hons.) Political Science University of Calcutta, Rabindra Bharati University. MA in Political Science.
2015 27 B.A.(Hons.) English Delhi University, University of Calcutta, Jadavpur University, Bethune College, Presidency University, Shri Sikhshayatan College (CU), IGNOU,COMMITS, Bangalore, APTECH etc. Delhi University, University of Calcutta, Jadavpur University, Bethune College, Presidency University, Shri Sikhshayatan College (CU), IGNOU,COMMITS, Bangalore, APTECH etc.
2015 26 B.A.(Hons.) History University of Calcutta, Rabindra Bharati University. MA in History
2015 11 B.A.(Hons.) Sanskrit University of Calcutta, WBSU. MA in Sanskrit.

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5.2.3 – Students qualifying in state/ national/ international level examinations during the year (eg:NET/SET/SLET/GATE/GMAT/CAT/GRE/TOFEL/Civil Services/State Government Services)
Items Number of students selected/ qualifying
Any Other 4
Civil Services 2

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5.2.4 – Sports and cultural activities / competitions organised at the institution level during the year
Activity Level Number of Participants
Annual Prize Day. (21/02/15) College as a whole 400
Republic Day Celebration. (26/01/15) College as a whole 105
Quiz and Antakshari competitions (13/9/2014) UG PG 59
Teachers Day Celebration (05/09/14) UG PG 600
Independence Day Celebration (15/08/14). UG PG 192
Closing Ceremony of yearlong celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee. (5/8/2014) UG PG 232
Bethune Day Banomahatsav (12/07/14). UG PG 300
Intra College Competitions (September 2014). UG PG 251
Cultural Programme on NAAC visit. (01/12/14) College as a whole 350
Annual Fest “AALAP” (12/12/14) College as a whole 320

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5.3 – Student Participation and Activities
5.3.1 – Number of awards/medals for outstanding performance in sports/cultural activities at national/international level (award for a team event should be counted as one)
Year Name of the award/medal National/ Internaional Number of awards for Sports Number of awards for Cultural Student ID number Name of the student
2015 NA National 0 0 NA NA

5.3.2 – Activity of Student Council & representation of students on academic & administrative bodies/committees of the institution (maximum 500 words)
1. The Bethune College has a formal Students’ Union which is formed through an Election and is totally apolitical in nature. 2. Student Council helps to organize Cultural activities, competitions in Bethune college such as Independence Day Celebrations , Intra College Competitions, Annual Fest “AALAP”, Annual Sports, Republic Day Celebrations, Bethune College Annual Prize Day , International Language Day, Rabindra Jayanti, Cultural Programme on NAAC visit etc. 3. Bethune College Student Council is member of various administrative and academic bodies of the college such as IQAC ( Internal Quality Assurance Cell), Governing Body, Anti Ragging, Backward class cell ( SC/ST Cell). 4. Student Council also helps NSS to organize many health awareness programme and social awareness activities such as Old clothes were collected from the teachers and students of the college over the year and distributed among the slum dwellers at Goabagan area and footpath dwellers before the ensuing winter season, on 14.09.2014. 5. Students’ Union also organizes programmes like Freshers’ Welcome for first year students and Farewell for Third year students.
5.4 – Alumni Engagement
5.4.1 – Whether the institution has registered Alumni Association?
Alumni Association of Bethune College , called Bethune College Sammilani is a registered body under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961 from 10th of March 2015. It started the journey as an ‘Old Students Guild’ with encouragement from and then Principal of the college , Ms. G M Wright on 3rd September, 1921. Primarily it was an association only for ex-students, Now Sammilani (The name has been changed later) is a common platform of ex- students, present teachers (serving the college for a certain period) and ex-teachers ( served the college for a long period) of Bethune College. Sammilani, the oldest Alumni Association among the Government College of West Bengal, is an autonomous body and has always taken a keen interest in the activities of College and extends its the best efforts in various fields of life for the welfare of the College. In 1988 the Sammilani introduced several memorial prizes, e.g. Rupa Chakraborty Memorial Prize for cultural contribution, Ishita Dutta Memorial Prize for over all contribution etc. Besides, since 2010, on the day of Reunion , the ex-students who have completed 50 years of their graduation and are members of the Sammilani are felicitated and they are given , by way of gifts, the products of Self-Help groups (SHGOS). This attempt on the part of Sammilani, not only encourages the entrepreneurship of SHGOS, but also helps the weaker sections of women of our society in a humble way. Bethune College Sammilani website
5.4.2 – No. of enrolled Alumni:
5.4.3 – Alumni contribution during the year (in Rupees) :
5.4.4 – Meetings/activities organized by Alumni Association :
1. No of meetings, held in the session of 2014 -15 : 16 2. Activities – a) Active Participation in Bethune Day and Banomohotsab Programme on 12th July, 2014. One distinguished alumna is felicitated every year. b) Mrinalini Emmerson Lecture , delivered by the Everest winner Ujjwal Ray on the foundation day of Sammilani 3rd September, 2014. c) Anandamela- Fete (All Stalls are given by women only) on 20th September, 2014. d) Celebration of Bijaya Sammilani on 28th October, 2014. e) Active Paricipation during NAAC visit on December 1st–3rd, 2014 i) PPT by Dr. Pushpa Mishra. As a member of IQAC she gives her valuable suggestions whenever needed. ii) Lecture about the History of Bethune College Sammilani by Dr. Minakshi Sinha. iii) Gathering of notable alumni, such as Dr. Suparna Sanyal - renowed member of the Sweden Noble Committee, Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh - famous Professor of JNU, Dr. Shantona Raychaudhury - renowned Professor of Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics and many others. f) Active Participation in Annual College Sports in December, 2014. g) Participation in Annual Prize Day on 21st February, 2015. h) The Arrangement of Annual General Meeting Reunion on 20th February , 2015. Prizes arranged by Sammilani- 1. Rupa Chakraborty Memorial Prize 2. Aruna Mukhopadhyay Memorial Prize 3.Dipti Tripathi Memorial Prize 4. Ishita Dutta Memorial Prize 5. Members, who completed 50 years of their graduation . i) Active Participation on the occasion of International Mother Language Day. 3. Endowments- Two Endowment Funds created by the financial donation from the families of two Alumni ( personally) 1. Jyotsnamoyee Dey Endowment Fund for Mathematics and Computer Science for teaching. 2. Tarak Sudha Endowment Fund for Computer Science for teaching.
6.1 – Institutional Vision and Leadership
6.1.1 – Mention two practices of decentralization and participative management during the last year (maximum 500 words)
Decentralization: A three tier management principle is followed with respect to organising and performing administrative and student oriented functions at the college .The institutional head being the Principal of the college ,under her direction the functioning body is the Teachers’Council comprising of the college Faculty spearheaded by the TeachersCouncil Secretary. Teachers Council functions with the help of the committees comprised of the members from amongst the College Faculty. Some of the Committees also have Non-teaching Staff and Students as members for smooth functioning. Committees are organised around particular administrative, academic and operational principles .The overall process is supervised by the Principal. The Principal consults Heads of the Departments regarding different Academic and Administrative issues as well. Participative Management : The college holds University Examinations and the Public Service Examination jointly and the collaboration with the University of Calcutta and WBJEE and WBPSC. In such examinations the organising officer is usually a senior faculty of the college as Officer -in -Charge . Under her the Exam Committee comprising of Teachers, other faculty members and members of Group C and Group D Staff are assigned duties. The College infrastructure functions and joins together to hold such examinations successfully as these involve huge influx of examinees from all over the state of West Bengal.
6.1.2 – Does the institution have a Management Information System (MIS)?
6.2 – Strategy Development and Deployment
6.2.1 – Quality improvement strategies adopted by the institution for each of the following (with in 100 words each):
Strategy Type Details
Admission of Students The admission process of the college is conducted online for both UG and PG level and is completely transparent with merit being the sole consideration. The Admission committee comprising Teachers Council Secretary and other teachers and chaired by the Principal frame the admission criteria, based on guidelines of University of Calcutta. The college adheres to the Government norms regarding the reservation of seats for admission of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories.
Industry Interaction / Collaboration No Industrial visit was conducted in this period
Human Resource Management The college follows a system of distributing workload through organizing a number of committees and sub-committees and allocating duties to teaching and nonteaching staffs. Periodical meetings of committees are held for seamless functioning of the committees. It enhances the group morale, motivation and defines direction for attainment of group goals.
Library, ICT and Physical Infrastructure / Instrumentation The Central Library has Open Access System to facilitate the browsing of books by students along with Reading rooms. The Departments maintain their own libraries. 4624 books and 59 issues of journals have been added to the library during the last four years. Reprographic facility is available for teachers and students. Information and communication technology is utilized in full in the library. There are 210 computers including 26 connected with internet and 40 with LAN. The library has the following features: OPAC, Acquisition, Categorizing and Circulation. The college is a subscriber of the INFLIBNET .
Research and Development The faculty members are associated with various research projects. 23 minor, 13 major and 8 short term interdisciplinary research project have been conducted in recent past. Under the XIIth Plan, 8 Minor Research Projects and one major have been approved by the UGC. A considerable number of publications in journals and periodicals, articles in books and authorship of books go to the credit of the teachers. The College has published 14 landmark books of literary and historical value since 1949 including 7 publications in last four years. An interdisciplinary peer reviewed Journal ‘Heritage’ is published every year.
Examination and Evaluation • The students are assessed at various stages throughout the entire course of study. • Mid –term and Selection test are means by which the progress of the students is assessed at the middle /end of each session before they are sent up for University Examination. Students who qualify in the selection test are allowed to appear in the University examination held at the completion of the curriculum. • The result of a student is considered holistically at the end of part III Examination. • Students are also given feedback on the basis of their performance in an analytical manner.
Teaching and Learning • The teachers employ both interactive and participatory approaches for maintaining aptitude and attention levels of students. • Laboratory based subjects have well-equipped laboratories. • The English Department conducts film screening as part of the Postgraduate curriculum. • Smart board has been installed to conduct seminars and inter-departmental academic programs. • Various Departments use sophisticated software as part of the teaching learning process. For example, Mathematics Department has ‘Mathematica’, Computer Science has ‘Oracle’, Psychology and Economics have ‘SPSS’., e-Pathsala, Swayam etc. • The students visit research institutes to be familiarized with research works and laboratories.
Curriculum Development • Bethune College abides by the regulations of Calcutta University. The changes introduced in the curriculum by the University are implemented effectively through rigorous and interactive classroom teaching following a well distributed time table to ensure that the optimum teaching hours can be allotted to each course. • The departments organize syllabus related seminars and workshops for effective implementation of the curriculum. • Student feedback is collected from students regarding the implementation of the syllabus. • Many teachers, being member of the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Board of Studies are directly involved in curriculum development. • Postgraduate students have to submit dissertation as part of their academic curriculum.
6.2.2 – Implementation of e-governance in areas of operations:
E-governace area Details
Administration • e-billing and e-pradan system is introduced for detailing of financial affairs. • All dealing of student section (including the whole admission procedure, university registration, and form fill up) are computerized. • Students database are maintained by student counseling cell. • Faculty database are also computerized.
Finance and Accounts •COSA, e-billing, e-Pradan
Student Admission and Support • All dealing of student section (including the whole admission procedure, university registration, and form fill up) are computerized. • Students database are maintained by student counseling cell. Library: • Book search, issue and return systems are fully computerized (automated) with the help of OPAC and LEASE 4.0. • INFLIBNET-NLIST program is used for Electronic Resource Package of e-journals. • In-house/ remote access to e-publication are available.
Examination • All dealing of student section (including the whole admission procedure, university registration, and form fill up) are computerized. • Software related to Examination operational
6.3 – Faculty Empowerment Strategies
6.3.1 – Teachers provided with financial support to attend conferences / workshops and towards membership fee of professional bodies during the year
Year Name of Teacher Name of conference/ workshop attended for which financial support provided Name of the professional body for which membership fee is provided Amount of support
2015 NA NA NA 0
2014 NA NA NA 0

6.3.2 – Number of professional development / administrative training programmes organized by the College for teaching and non teaching staff during the year
Year Title of the professional development programme organised for teaching staff Title of the administrative training programme organised for non-teaching staff From date To Date Number of participants (Teaching staff) Number of participants (non-teaching staff)
2014 NA COSA 01/07/2014 30/06/2015 0 1
2014 NA e- billing 01/07/2014 30/06/2015 0 1
2014 NA e-pradan 01/07/2014 30/06/2015 0 1

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6.3.3 – No. of teachers attending professional development programmes, viz., Orientation Programme, Refresher Course, Short Term Course, Faculty Development Programmes during the year
Title of the professional development programme Number of teachers who attended From Date To date Duration
Special Summer School 3 29/05/2015 18/06/2015 21
Winter School 2 19/01/2015 10/02/2015 23
Refresher Course 2 09/03/2015 28/03/2015 20
Refresher Course 1 30/01/2015 19/02/2015 21
Refresher Course 3 27/03/2015 21/04/2015 26
Refresher Course 1 27/03/2015 20/04/2015 25
Refresher Course 6 30/03/2015 22/04/2015 24
Orientation Programme 1 10/07/2014 12/08/2014 34
Orientation Programme 1 02/02/2015 28/02/2015 27
Orientation Programme 2 14/07/2014 11/08/2014 29

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6.3.4 – Faculty and Staff recruitment (no. for permanent recruitment):
Teaching Non-teaching
Permanent Full Time Permanent Full Time
26 0 4 0
6.3.5 – Welfare schemes for
Teaching Non-teaching Students
GPF, West Bengal Health Scheme GPF, West Bengal Health Scheme Kanyasree, Free Studentship of Govt. Of West Bengal (Half tuition fee free), Various Govt. Scholarships under State and Central Govt., Minority Scholarships. The College also has a Student Aid Fund (generated by teachers) which provides Half tuition fee and exam fee to selected students.
6.4 – Financial Management and Resource Mobilization
6.4.1 – Institution conducts internal and external financial audits regularly (with in 100 words each)
Internal Audit The institution internally conducts audits of various sub-committees of TeachersCouncil which deal with financial matters .Some of such committees are Studentsaid fund , Annual Fest ,Annual Prize, Annual Sports etc. External Audit Financial audit of the institution and committees like NSS is done on regular basis .For more detail regarding audit see 6.5.6 below.
6.4.2 – Funds / Grants received from management, non-government bodies, individuals, philanthropies during the year(not covered in Criterion III)
Name of the non government funding agencies /individuals Funds/ Grnats received in Rs. Purpose
.Jyotsnamoyee Dey Endowment Fund and Taraksudha Endowment fund 15200000 For Mathematics and Computer Science for teaching.

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6.4.3 – Total corpus fund generated
6.5 – Internal Quality Assurance System
6.5.1 – Whether Academic and Administrative Audit (AAA) has been done?
Audit Type External Internal
  Yes/No Agency Yes/No Authority
Academic No Yes IQAC
Administrative Yes Accounts General Yes College
6.5.2 – Activities and support from the Parent – Teacher Association (at least three)
After each college examination (Mid-term, selection test) parent teacher meetings are conducted separately in every department. • From these meetings the parents come to know about attendance, academic progress, behavior etc., of their wards. • The Parents also exchange their views with the teachers related to teaching and learning.                           
6.5.3 – Development programmes for support staff (at least three)
3 workshops were organized to train to the administrative staffs about e-billing and e-pradan and COSA
6.5.4 – Post Accreditation initiative(s) (mention at least three)
• Implementation of NAAC PEER TEAM recommendations like opening of new courses: Honours in Statistics and Post Graduate in Applied Psychology was introduced from next session • DPR for the allocation of RUSA funds for Creation, Upgradation and Procurement of facilities in College was submitted. • Initiative was taken to make the campus Wi-fi enabled • More books and Journals acquired in the Library. • Open Access for Students in both Science and Arts Library • Student Mentoring
6.5.5 – Internal Quality Assurance System Details
a) Submission of Data for AISHE portal Yes
b)Participation in NIRF No
c)ISO certification No
d)NBA or any other quality audit No
6.5.6 – Number of Quality Initiatives undertaken during the year
Year Name of quality initiative by IQAC Date of conducting IQAC Duration From Duration To Number of participants
2014 Regular meeting of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)   17/07/2014 17/07/2014 17/08/2014 10
2014 Regular meeting of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)   07/11/2014 07/11/2014 07/11/2014 12
2015 Regular meeting of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)   29/04/2015 29/04/2015 29/04/2015 7
2015 Students Feedback 01/02/2015 01/02/2015 02/02/2015 285
2015 Parents Feedback- UG III 22/01/2015 22/01/2015 22/01/2015 60
2015 Parents Feedback- UG II 03/03/2015 03/03/2015 03/03/2015 70
2015 Parents Feedback- UG I 25/03/2015 25/03/2015 25/03/2015 70
2014 Bethune Day Lecture on John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune’s contribution to Women’s Education in India – Delivered by Swami Shastrajnananda, Principal, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur 12/07/2014 12/07/2014 12/07/2014 300
2014 Memorial Lecture on ‘Women in 19th Century Bengal- Their Protests and Confrontation Strategies’ Delivered by Dr. Sunanda Ghosh, Former Teacher , deptt of Political Science 08/09/2014 08/09/2014 08/09/2014 69
2015 Memorial Lecture Delivered on ‘Lenin and Rosa Luxemberg Debate on Party’ by Dr. Sima Kundu, Former Teacher , deptt of Political Science 20/01/2015 20/01/2015 20/01/2015 49

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7.1 – Institutional Values and Social Responsibilities
7.1.1 – Gender Equity (Number of gender equity promotion programmes organized by the institution during the year)
Title of the programme Period from Period To Number of Participants
      Female Male
Lecture on Women Harassment and related issues by Dr. Nabanita Chatterjee, Secretary of WBBHS and on RTI and Girl Child Trafficking by Dr. Debashis Chatterjee, Principal, South Calcutta Law College. Sensitization programme in slum at Goabagan. 11/09/2014 11/09/2014 106 6
Women Studies Seminar on Balancing Roles: Career, Society and the Empowered Woman 12/11/2014 12/11/2014 94 5
Bethune Day Lecture on John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune's contribution to Women's Education in India - Delivered by Swami Shastrajnananda, Principal, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur 12/07/2014 12/07/2014 225 8
Memorial Lecture on 'Women in 19th Century Bengal- Their Protests and Confrontation Strategies' Delivered by Dr. Sunanda Ghosh, Former Teacher , deptt of Political Science . 08/09/2014 08/09/2014 69 0
7.1.2 – Environmental Consciousness and Sustainability/Alternate Energy initiatives such as:
Percentage of power requirement of the University met by the renewable energy sources
(a) Conservation and documentation of wild biodiversity in the College campus (b) Care is taken to ensure that hazardous waste of Chemistry Department do not mix with the general waste of College. (c) This College does not dispose of its electronic wastes without the permission of the Government, out of use electronic items are stored safely. (d) A number of environmental awareness seminars were organized by NSS unit. (e) Efforts for Carbon neutrality :The greenery in the College campus effectively neutralizes the harmful carbon dioxide. Utmost care is taken to maintain the lush green environment (f) Plantation- Saplings are planted in the campus during Banamahotsav. A medicinal garden is maintained by the Department of Botany. (g)Use of Renewable Energy Keeping in mind the benefits of solar energy to minimize the consumption of electricity which is produced by converting the Suns radiation –Bethune College has installed a Solar PV Plant on 10.9. 2012. The said plant is located on the rooftop of the Vidyasagar Bhawan. The approximate capacity of the plant is 7Kwp costing Rs. 14.2 lakhs. This has been funded by the CPE (College with Potential for Excellence) grant (h) Initiatives are taken for a plastic free college campus and segregation of wastes. Separate coloured tubs are maintained for this purpose.
7.1.3 – Differently abled (Divyangjan) friendliness
Item facilities Yes/No Number of beneficiaries
Physical facilities Yes 0
Provision for lift No 0
Ramp/Rails No 0
Braille Software/facilities Yes 0
Rest Rooms No 0
Scribes for examination Yes 0
Special skill development for differently abled students No 0
Any other similar facility No 0
7.1.4 – Inclusion and Situatedness
Year Number of initiatives to address locational advantages and disadvantages Number of initiatives taken to engage with and contribute to local community Date Duration Name of initiative Issues addressed Number of participating students and staff
2014 1 1 15/09/2014 1 Social Work Literacy, Distribution of Books 120
2015 0 1 08/05/2015 1 Rally Thalassemia Awareness 13
2015 0 1 26/06/2015 1 Anti Drug Abuse Day Drug Abuse 60
2014 1 1 26/07/2014 1 Green Initiative Tree Plantation Progranne 38
2014 1 1 11/09/2014 1 NSS Special Camp Sensitization related toGender issues 120
2014 1 1 10/09/2014 1 NSS Special Camp Thalassemia Awareness 120
2014 1 1 13/09/2014 1 NSS Special Camp Health Check up, Eye Testing 120
2014 1 1 14/09/2014 1 NSS Special Camp Social well being and recreational programme 120
2014 1 1 24/09/2014 1 NSS Activity Distribution of Old Clothes 27
2014 0 1 10/11/2014 1 NSS Activity Blood Group Detection Test 79

7.1.5 – Human Values and Professional Ethics Code of conduct (handbooks) for various stakeholders
Title Date of publication Follow up(max 100 words)
Prospectus of the College which contains: (a) General Code of Conduct for Students within College premises (b) Admission Rules for UG and PG courses and (C) Library Rules.      12/07/2014 Follow up actions are taken on the basis of particular instances of violation of prescribed rules.
7.1.6 – Activities conducted for promotion of universal Values and Ethics
Activity Duration From Duration To Number of participants
Certificate Course on Ethics and Value Education 02/09/2014 19/02/2015 244

7.1.7 – Initiatives taken by the institution to make the campus eco-friendly (at least five)
(a) Conservation and documentation of wild biodiversity in the College campus (b) Care is taken to ensure that hazardous waste of Chemistry Department do not mix with the general waste of College. (c) This College does not dispose of its electronic wastes without the permission of the Government, out of use electronic items are stored safely. (d) A number of environmental awareness seminars were organized by NSS unit. (e) Plantation- Saplings are planted in the campus during Banamahotsav. A medicinal garden is maintained by the Department of Botany. (f) Initiatives are taken for a plastic free college campus and segregation of wastes. Separate coloured tubs are maintained for this purpose. (g) Efforts for Carbon neutrality :The greenery in the College campus effectively neutralizes the harmful carbon dioxide. Utmost care is taken to maintain the lush green environment
7.2 – Best Practices
7.2.1 – Describe at least two institutional best practices
1) Organising Seminars on luminaries of the Bengal Renaissance. In Bethune College, instructive Seminars are regularly held to commemorate the birth centenary and sesquicentennial birth anniversary of luminaries, many of them being leading figures of the Bengal Renaissance. On certain occasions exhibitions are also arranged in order to give the students a feel of the time and familiarise them with the lives of these great men and women. Seminars, invited lectures and cultural programmes and inter college competitions are also organised to pay tribute to the world renowned personalities. Commemorative volumes are also published and an issue of the Annual College magazine is dedicated to these luminaries. These lectures, seminars, exhibitions and commemorative volumes give the students the required exposure – over and above classroom study – to a range of issues which have both direct reference to current social, political and ideological questions and remind them of their invaluable heritage. 2) Conservation and documentation of wild bio-diversity in the college campus and establishment of medicinal plant garden within the college campus: Conservation of wild, ornamental, rare and endangered species. This helps in inculcating the interest, awareness and responsibility towards our environment and its protection for sustainable development and also to maintain greenery in our campus. The wild flora and fauna in the College campus and its surroundings have already been documented as a first step towards its conservation. Some plants already existed in the College campus and some more have been planted. Establishment of medicinal plant garden to popularise the values of medicinal plants for primary healthcare. . Some important medicinal plants are planted and maintained in flowering pots. An attempt has also been made to utilise tissue culture methods (micropropagation) to develop some over exploited medicinal plants (like Bacopamonnieri, common name Brahmi) which would protect these from getting depleted due to continuous extraction of active principles from such plants.
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7.3 – Institutional Distinctiveness
7.3.1 – Provide the details of the performance of the institution in one area distinctive to its vision, priority and thrust in not more than 500 words
• Bethune College Alumna Association, Sammilani, an autonomous body, has always taken a keen interest in the activities of the College and extends its best efforts for the betterment of the Institution and its learners. The members, besides coming up with ideas about the welfare and upliftment of the College, also come forward with financial assistance whenever needed and participate in the cultural and academic activities of the college. Alumni website: • The presence of an apolitical Students body, rare of its kind, adds to the affable atmosphere in the College. Students work harmoniously with the College administration and the Teachers Council for the sustenance and enhancement of the academic and cultural ethos of the College.
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8.Future Plans of Actions for Next Academic Year
• The Institution will take initiatives to open Post Graduate course in Applied Psychology and Undergraduate Honours Course in Statistics according to NAAC Peer Team recommendations. • Use of Smart Classrooms to enable usage of modern devices in Teaching methods • Student Mentoring in a formal structured manner • Up-gradation of Website to make it more interactive and Student friendly. • Encouragement to faculty members to participate in more research oriented activities, faculty development programmes etc. • To publish 2nd Volume of Peer reviewed multi disciplinary Academic Journal Heritage. • To bring out the next volume of college magazine Adiganta • Utilization of RUSA funds for Creation, Upgradation and Procurement of facilities in College. • To upgrade certain physical facilities like increase of electrical capacity and ferule capacity • Initiative will be taken to make the campus Wi-fi enabled • More books and Journals to be acquired in the Library. • Open Access for Students in both Science and Arts Library • Psychological counselling of Students to be done on a regular basis • To organise more career oriented programmes for better placement of Students. • To increase interaction between Alumna and present students, Students- Alumna meetings may be introduced. • Upliftment of Games and sports facility and to encourage Students participation in Annual Sports