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Yearly Status Report - 2015-2016


Part A
Data of the Institution
1. Name of the Institution BETHUNE COLLEGE
Name of the head of the Institution PROF. (Dr.) MAMATA RAY ( CHAUDHURI)
Designation Principal
Does the Institution function from own campus Yes
Phone no/Alternate Phone no. 03322411731
Mobile no. 9830088035
Registered Email bethunecollege1879@gmail.com
Alternate Email bethune.iqac@gmail.com
Address 181,BIDHAN SARANI
City/Town KOLKATA
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. Kamal Kanti Som
Phone no/Alternate Phone no. 03322411731
Mobile no. 9433814748
Registered Email bethune.iqac@gmail.com
Alternate Email kamalkantisom@yahoo.co.in
3. Website Address
Web-link of the AQAR: (Previous Academic Year) http://www.bethunecollege.ac.in/IQAC/AQAR/AQAR-2014-15-BethuneCollege.pdf
4. Whether Academic Calendar prepared during the year Yes
if yes,whether it is uploaded in the institutional website: Weblink : http://www.bethunecollege.ac.in/BethuneCollege/BethuneCollege-AcademicCalendar.htm
5. Accrediation Details
Cycle Grade CGPA Year of Accrediation Validity
Period From Period To
1 A 85.48 2006 01-May-2006 31-May-2011
2 A 3.08 2015 01-Mar-2015 31-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
Result Consideration Meetings and Result Publication thereafter(UG-III) 21-Jan-2016
1
18
Result Consideration Meetings and Result Publication thereafter (UG-II) 01-Mar-2016
1
82
Result Consideration Meetings and Result Publication thereafter (UG-I) 22-Mar-2016
1
78
Orientation Programme for Freshers at the beginning of Academic Year 14-Jul-2015
1
410
Feedback from Stakeholders 08-Jan-2016
4
584
Academic Audit Conducted for the session 2015-16 25-Jul-2018
7
24
Audit of sub- committees like Students' Aid, Sports, Prize, N.S.S, Bethune Day, Fest etc. for the session 2015-16 held. 21-Nov-2016
9
17
Submission of Institutional data to AISHE 10-Feb-2016
3
5

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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 Development Grant RUSA 2015
365
5000000
Bethune College Development Grants/ Non Development Grants State Government 2015
365
74107920
Dr. Srirupa Banerjee (Chemistry) Major Research project DST(SERB) 2015
1095
548160
Dr. Saswati Laha (Botany) Minor Projects UGC 2014
730
82000

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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 : 0
The minutes of IQAC meeting and compliances to the decisions have been uploaded on the institutional website No
Upload the minutes of meeting and action taken report No Files Uploaded !!!
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)
Implementation of NAAC Peer team recommendations like opening of new courses : UG B.Sc. (Hons.) in Statistics Post Graduate course in Applied Psychology.
Supervision of CAS of faculty members
The IQAC takes key role in preparation and implementation of academic calendar and prospectus of the College.
Students' feedback, analysis and action taken for quality enhancement
The IQAC arranges for uploading of the All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) data to the MHRD portal.
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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 proposed to introduce two new academic programmes in the upcoming session: (i) Post Graduate Course in Applied Psychology, and (ii) B.Sc. Honours in Statistics. Accordingly, proposals were sent to the University of Calcutta and the Education Directorate, Govt. of West Bengal. After getting necessary approval from University of Calcutta and Higher Education Department of Govt. of West Bengal two new academic programmes: (i) Post Graduate Course in Applied Psychology and (ii) B.Sc. Honours in Statistics were introduced in the academic session 201516 to fulfill long standing demands of the students.
The IQAC srcutinised and recommended the applications of teachers and for promotion through CAS. The CAS committee arranged for screening in front of external experts and the proposals were sent to Higher Education Department for implementation of CAS. Ten teachers were promoted to the next stage through Career Advancement Scheme CAS subsequently. The promotion of 15 other teachers is in process.
To form the Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) for planning and implementation of RUSA scheme The PMU was formed. Detailed Project Report was prepared and submitted to MHRD. First installment of RUSA grant amounting Rs. 50 lakh has been received. The amount was fully utilized for infrastructure development and purchase of books, equipments, computers etc.
IQAC considered to make reforms in the Examination and evaluation system of PG departments From the session 2015-16, the PG Departments of the college have introduced the Semester System of evaluation
IQAC analyses Students'Feedback of previous session and takes action for improvement and Quality enhancement. For example : There was longstanding demand of Students for Open Access System in Library      Meeting the demands of Students both Science and Arts Library went into Open Access System for Teachers and students as well
IQAC took initiatives to ensure the timely publication of College Journal The 2nd Volume of Peer Reviewed multi disciplinary Academic Journal: Heritage bearing ISSN No. 2349-9583 was published in this Session.        

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14. Whether AQAR was placed before statutory body ? Yes
Name of Statutory Body Meeting Date
IQAC 24-Jul-2020
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 2016
Date of Submission 10-Feb-2016
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) Administration • Financial affairs are maintained by ebilling and epradan system. • All dealings of student section (including the whole admission procedure, university registration, and form fill up) are computerized. • Students database are digitally maintained by student counselling cell. • Faculty database are also computerized. • The IQAC arranges for uploading of the All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) data to the MHRD portal. • There is a Central Computer Centre with 20 computers having internet connectivity • College Office and each Department has internet facility. • All teaching, nonteaching staff of the college can avail internet facility during collegehour. • Teachers and students can also avail internet facility from science library. Finance and Accounts ebilling, epradan and HRMS module of IFMS is being used for dealing of financial matters and salary of staff. Student Admission and Support • All dealings of student section (including the admission procedure, university registration, and form fill up) are computerized. • Students database are maintained by student counselling/activity cell. Library • Book search, issue and return systems are fully computerized with the help of OPAC and LEASE 4.0. • Recent upgrading to LIBSYS7.0 was done • INFLIBNETNLIST program is used for Electronic Resource Package of ejournals. • Inhouse/ remote access to epublication is available. • Adequate number of computers with Internet Service • All the departments of the College are connected through LAN with Library software • Institutional Repository is maintained using Dspace software. Examination • Examination related activities, such as university registration form fillup etc. are computerized. • Software related to examination is operational. Tabulation and framing of mark sheets are done digitally. Examination results are also preserved digitally.

Part B
CRITERION I – CURRICULAR ASPECTS
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:- Syllabus distribution is done at the beginning of each academic session at the departmental level and given to students in advance. Academic modules are submitted by teachers at the beginning of each session. Regular classes (theory and practical), Tutorials and Remedials are conducted for the benefit of students. Student Mentoring is followed to enhance student’s overall understanding of the syllabus. Invited lectures, Memorial Lectures, Seminars and Conferences, Students' Seminars, Academic Tours and Excursions are conducted to enrich the academic quality of the College.. 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. Every department has a well- stocked seminar library to cater to the needs of the students. Use of audio-visual aids, PowerPoint presentations, screening of films for effective curriculum delivery are followed by teachers for the benefit of students. Round the year evaluation of students’ performance through assignments, mid-term examination and test examination are conducted by all departments. Academic audit is conducted by IQAC to maintain standards of curriculum delivery. All the above -mentioned points are well documented at the departmental level
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 30/06/2016 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 M.A. in Applied Psychology (autonomous) affiliated to the University of Calcutta (code APSY) 09/09/2015
MSc M.Sc. in Applied Psychology (autonomous) affiliated to the University of Calcutta (code APSY) 09/09/2015
BSc B.Sc. (Honours) in Statistics affiliated to the University of Calcutta (code STSA) 14/07/2015

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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
BA NA 30/06/2016
BSc NA 30/06/2016
MA NA 30/06/2016
MSc NA 30/06/2016
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
One-year Certificate Course in Ethics and Value Education for first year students 26/08/2015 330
Two-years Certificate Course in Computer Applications conducted by Webel Informatics, Bethune College Centre 14/07/2015 179

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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 “An Educational Tour to Study the Floral Biodiversity of Shimla, Kulu, Manali and Adjoining Areas and Collection of Angiosperms” by Department of Botany on 7.10.2015-16.10.2015 47
BSc “Study on Winter Community of Butterflies in a Patch Forest near Garumara National Park, West Bengal” by the department of Zoology on 10.12.2015-15.12.2015 46
MSc “Study of Different Poultry Breeds and Common Approaches to Enhance Their Quality”at Paschim Banga Poultry Mela, Kolkata by the department of Zoology on 18.02.2016 24
MSc “Study of Bird Diversity at Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary, Narendrapur, West Bengal” by the department of Zoology on 22.02.2016 5
MSc “A Field Trip to Study the Floral Biodiversity of Kerala and Adjoining Areas and Collection of Angiosperms” by Department of Botany on 8.4.2016-18.4.2016 19

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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
n the session 2015-16, 355 outgoing students of third year gave feedback on various parameters like the natural environment of the college, classroom space, library and laboratory facilities, cleanliness, library and laboratory facilities, quality of teaching, grievance redress mechanisms and so on. Students of both the Science and Humanities departments were found to be highly satisfied with the standard and quality of teaching. They were also happy that the teachers are approachable and help them outside classroom. The rich Central and Departmental libraries fulfil needs of students. Feedbacks from the students of the Science departments suggest that better equipments are required in Botany and Computer Science laboratories. Students of some non-laboratory based subjects have sought for more computers with anti-virus facilities which will help them in their term paper writing. Action Taken: Funds were allotted centrally for purchase of required laboratory equipments and anti-virus protection. All students were happy with the secure, peaceful and apolitical environment of the college. They highly rated the authority’s concern about the grievance redress mechanism and the welfare needs of the students. However, they expressed their dissatisfaction regarding the toilet facilities, wherein they have categorically mentioned the requirement of clean and hygienic toilets. Action Taken: The College authorities have motivated the students to maintain personal hygiene. The Group D staff was monitored to ensure that toilets are cleaned at regular intervals. Most students are fairly happy with the evaluation system of the college. They have stated that their errors were timely pointed out by the teachers and were suggested proper ways of rectification. They were also happy with the encouragement given to the co-curricular activities and sports activities during the entire session. Analysis and Utilization of Parents’ Feedback (2015-16) Parent-teacher meetings were held on a regular basis throughout the entire academic session of 2015-16 in all the departments. Approximately 235 parents from all the departments attended these meetings. Any parent who could not attend these meetings has a conversation with the Head of the concerned department over phone. Bulk of the Guardian’s feedback regarding the college and the concerned department was positive. Guardians were found to be highly satisfied with the disciplined and apolitical atmosphere of the college. Parents were particularly appreciative of the fact that the faculty members inform them on a regular basis about their daughters’ academic progress and attendance. Tutorial classes, Student-Mentoring system, encouragement to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, regular educational expeditions were also appreciated by parents. However, some guardians complained about the untidiness of the students toilets. Action Taken: The physical maintenance committee of the College has been asked to monitor the cleaning of toilets on a regular basis. Girls have been sensitized regarding personal cleanliness.
CRITERION II – TEACHING- LEARNING AND EVALUATION
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 Bengali Hons. 33 782 33
BA English Hons. 45 1574 43
BA Philosophy Hons. 33 195 31
BA Hindi Hons. 20 57 13
BA History Hons. 33 341 31
BA Pol Sc. 33 449 24
BA Sanskrit Hons. 40 152 37
BA Psychology Hons. (B.A.) 18 444 17
BSc Psychology Hons. (B.Sc.) 19 479 19
BSc B.Sc. Economics Hons. 33 338 32

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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
2015 1237 194 50 0 45
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
95 35 167 5 1 8

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2.3.2 – Students mentoring system available in the institution? Give details. (maximum 500 words)
The Institution does not have a formal or structured mentoring system. However teachers always take care and attend to students as and when required. The students are divided into certain groups. Each group of student is assigned to a particular departmental teacher performing the role of mentor. The academic, psychological and extra – curricular matters of those students are looked after by the assigned mentor. In this way each faculty member is dedicated with a group of students. The teacher - student ratio is maintained and depends on the number of students and teachers of the department. For example, if there are 45 students in a particular department and the department has 5 teachers, then 9-10 students are assigned to a particular mentor. Outside the department, students are also under continuous mentoring of teachers of Students ‘activity cell, Career Counselling Cell, Cultural committee, Students ‘Aid etc. throughout their span in the College. Holistically taken each and every student is under the mentorship of Teachers within and outside the department.                        
Number of students enrolled in the institution Number of fulltime teachers Mentor : Mentee Ratio
1431 95 15:1
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 95 20 18 54
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 NA Associate Professor NA

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
BSc B.Sc.- 09 Part I 29/07/2016 08/12/2016
BSc B.Sc.- 09 Part II 13/06/2016 23/12/2016
BSc B.Sc.- 09 Part III 26/04/2016 21/06/2016
BA B.A.- 08 Part I 29/07/2016 08/12/2016
BA B.A.- 08 Part II 13/06/2016 23/12/2016
BA B.A.- 08 Part III 26/04/2016 21/06/2016

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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 • Home Assignments and Class Test • 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)
Academic Calendar of the college is prepared every year through a meeting of the Heads of the Departments and the Principal of the college. As per convention, an academic calendar is prepared both for the students and teaching and non-teaching staffs. Since this year the Academic Calendar was prepared according to Academic Session i,e. from 1st July of an year to 30th June of the next year. Academic calendar includes the Holiday list of the year, details of the Vacations and Special College Events. B.A./B.Sc University level Examinations ,College Mid-Term and Test Examinations , result publication dates etc. are shown following the University Academic Calendar. Activities of Post Graduate departments are also mentioned in the Academic Calendar. Students come to know about the dates of College functions like Bethune Day and Banomahotsav, Reunion, Rabindra Jayanti, Annual Fest , Annual Sports, Prize Distribution etc. Lastly, the draft Academic Calendar is sent to the President, Governing Body for final approval. After approval it is circulated among students, teachers and staff members.
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)
NA
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
08 BA Bengali 28 28 100
08 BA English 46 46 100
08 BA Sanskrit 9 9 100
08 BA Political Science 22 22 100
08 BA History 31 30 97
08 BA Philosophy 19 19 100
09 BSc Botany 19 19 100
09 BSc Zoology 27 27 100
09 BSc Physics 24 22 92
09 BSc Chemistry 35 35 100

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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)
NA
CRITERION III – RESEARCH, INNOVATIONS AND EXTENSION
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
Major Projects 730 DBT/DST(SERB) 3029500 548160
Minor Projects 730 UGC/ UGC-DAE-CRS 2253400 82000

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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
NA NA 30/06/2016
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
Model Competition on bio-based polymers, UG level Kolkata District, Student Youth Science Fair The Students of Chemistry department Organized by the Dept of Youth Services, Govt of West Bengal. 23/09/2015 Model Competition- secured third position and qualified for State Level Students’ Youth Science Fair 2015

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
NA NA NA NA NA 30/06/2016

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
0 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 History, Hindi, Zoology, Economics, Psychology, Women Studies, Botany 21 0
International History, Mathematics, Botany, Physics, Psychology 14 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
Books: Sanskrit, Zoology Chapters in Edited Books: Bengali, English, Sanskrit, Economics, Psychology Conference Proceedings: Women Studies, Zoology 24

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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 2015 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 2015 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 14 24 5 15
Presented papers 14 7 3 2
Resource persons 2 2 2 0

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
Heath check up and eye-testing camp in the slum area at Pally Sangha Club NSS Unit of Bethune College(collaboration with a medical team from Medical College, Kolkata. including Dr. R. K. Shah and Dr. A. K. Sinha, and five other members on 4.10.2015) 5 54
Orientation lecture on Objective and Philosophy of NSS by Dr. H. K. Saha, Programme Officer NSS Unit NSS Unit of Bethune College 4 37
A seven-days Special Camp was organized commencing from 03.10.15 to 09.10.15 at Pally Sangha Club at Ramdulal Street near Girish Park Thana. NSS Unit of Bethune College 8 50
Seminar on General Cancer Idea awareness on 23rd September, 2015 NSS Unit of Bethune College 14 45
Distribution of old clothes among the footpath dwellers on 14th September, 2015 NSS Unit of Bethune College 5 12
Book Exhibition on 10th and 11th September, 2015 NSS Unit of Bethune College 7 275
Commemorative programme to observe the ‘Centenary of Great Baleswar Battle by Bagha Jatin and his Associates’Screening of Balleswar Battle Short film on 8th September, 2015 NSS Unit and Student Activity Cell, Bethune College.Information and Broadcasting Department, Govt of West Bengal, and Baleswar Martyrdom Remembrance Committee 71 108
Balleswar Battle Rally Programme on 7th September, 2015 NSS Unit of Bethune College in collaboration with Balleswar Martyrdom Remembrance Committee 3 10
Observance of Independence Day on 15.8.2015 StudentsActivity Cell, Bethune College 31 180
Visit to Cemetery to pay homage to John Drinkwater Bethune on his Death Anniverasry on 12.08.2015 StudentsActivity Cell, Bethune College 2 5

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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
Students of Chemistry department participated in the Model Competition on bio-based polymers, UG level Kolkata District, Student Youth Science Fair on 22nd-23rd September, 2015. They secured the third position and qualified for State Level Students’ Youth Science Fair 2015 Organized by the Dept of Youth Services, Govt of West Bengal. 4
In commemoration of “Kanyashree Day” on 14th August, 2015 a State Level competition on ‘Four lines poem’ writing. A student of the Botany department of our college, Debasruti Boral, won the Second Prize for her poem. Organized by Government of West Bengal 1
Inter College Competition on September 12, 2015. Aklanta Pain Majumder, a student of the English department, won the Renuka Roy Memorial Trophy for her talk on Sister Nivedita Organized by Womens Coordinating Council in the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture 1
Debate Competition on 22nd May, 2015. Students of Botany department participated and won prizes organized by West Bengal Biodiversity Board 3
An International Symposium on Exploring Genomes: The New Frontier in December 2015. PG students of the Botany department attended 17th All India Congress on Cytology and Genetics, 3
Mathematical Training and Talent Search Students of UG II and UG III of Mathematics department attended Funded by the National Board of Higher Mathematics organized by Rashtraguru Surendranath College, Barrackpore 7
Students’ Research Programme at NIT, Durgapur. students of Mathematics department attended NIT, Durgapur 6
Paper Publication Four Postgraduate students of the Zoology department published papers in two International Journals and two papers in the Heritage journal jointly with Dr. Rina Rani Ray, Head of the department of Zoology Bethune College and Other Publishers 4

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
N.S.S activity Dept. of Zoology, Bethune College Seminar on General Cancer Idea awareness : Lecture delivered by Dr. Adrita Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Zoology, Bethune College on 23rd September, 2015 14 45
Special Camp of N.S.S. Unit, Bethune College NSS Unit of Bethune College ‘Cancer and AIDS awareness programme’ on 06.10.2015– 1. Lecture: Spokesperson Dr. Ketaki Maitra 2. sensitization of the slum dwellers regarding cancer awareness and its prevention. 8 39
Special Camp of N.S.S. Unit, Bethune College NSS Unit of Bethune College Collaboration with Ministry of Health Family Welfare Govt. of India Workshop on the Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique (PCPNDT) by Child in Need Institute (CINI) at Bethune College on 8.10.2015 12 50
Special Camp of N.S.S. Unit, Bethune College Dept. of Zoology, Bethune College A seminar on “Rabies: a deadly disease” Lecture delivered by Dr. Rina Rani Ray, Associate Professor, Dept. of Zoology, Bethune College 9.10.2015 8 45
N.S.S activity Dept. of Tumor Virology, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute An Oral Health awareness programme on 17th March, 2016 Dr. Ramdulal Chatterjee, Formerly Head, Dept. of Tumor Virology, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute delivered a lecture 6 37
N.S.S activity Collaboration with Department of Home Science, University of Calcutta Nutrition and Health Awareness Camp on 29th March, 2016 42 87

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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
NA 0 NA 0

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 14/07/2015 30/06/2016 179

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 30/06/2016 NA 0

CRITERION IV – INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
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
1749428 1749428
4.1.2 – Details of augmentation in infrastructure facilities during the year
Facilities Existing or Newly Added
Value of the equipment purchased during the year (rs. in lakhs) Newly Added
Seminar halls with ICT facilities Newly Added
Classrooms with LCD facilities Newly Added
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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
LIBSYS-7.0 (Web Version Server )    Partially 7.0 2002
4.2.2 – Library Services
Library Service Type Existing Newly Added Total
Text Books 97879 5347617 1819 943315 99698 6290932
Journals 22 16400 3 11500 25 27900
CD & Video 350 23000 0 0 350 23000

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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 30/06/2016

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 90 3 60 2 1 6 16 10 1
Added 34 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total 124 4 60 2 2 6 16 10 1
4.3.2 – Bandwidth available of internet connection in the Institution (Leased line)
10 MBPS/ GBPS
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
NA NA
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
749428 749428 1000000 1000000
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 buildings. The gardens inside the College Campus, especially the Medicinal Plant Garden is looked after by the Department of Botany. • Classrooms are cleaned daily by Non-teaching staff, sweepers and maintained by PWD Civil and Electric. Measures and efforts are taken at the beginning of every academic session to create new classrooms, though within limited space, for effective management of class routine. • Laboratories are maintained by teaching faculty, non teaching staff and also the students. The chemicals, glass goods, instruments, equipments are purchased from the Developmental and/ or other Grants. In case of some instruments and equipments AMC is also made with the vendors. • Computers are purchased from DG and maintained by WEBEL Electronics which runs a Computer Centre for within the college campus. A new fully air-conditioned Computer Lab with 20 new Desktop Computers, internet connection, Printer, Scanner and other peripherals has been developed with financial support under DST-FIST scheme. • Internet is available to all teaching, non-teaching staff during office hours. Teachers and students can avail internet facility from science library also. • Multifacility Centre for Science and Arts are looked after by PG Departments of Science and Arts respectively. • Libraries are Open access and fully computerized. Departmental Libraries are enabled to access OPAC with the LAN. LIBSYS-7.0 (Web Version) is in use. The library organizes Orientation program for new users at the beginning of every academic session. Institutional Repository is maintained using D-space software. E-books and e-journals are accessed through INFLIBNET - N-LIST consortium. The Library maintains an Archive section which is a rich reservoir and preserver of valuable, rare, old documents. • Field for Sports and Games is maintained by PWD. The games room for students has table tennis board and other sports equipments purchased from the Development Grant. Badminton Court and Gymnasium is maintained by the College Sports Committee. • Drinking Water is provided by Aquaguard installed in the college which is maintained through AMC with the vendor. • Toilets are cleaned twice a day by sweepers. Regular water supply is ensured. • Solar Power Plant is situated 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. • To meet the increasing demand for power due to infrastructural expansion power capacity of the college has been increased from 49 KVA to 200 KVA with an expense of Rs. 1515060/- from first installment of RUSA grant. • An auditorium in the College Campus is under construction. • Bethune College has received RUSA Grant in September, 2015. The sanctioned amount has been spent under the head of instruments, books and journals, IT, Computer, Website and software up gradation and Campus Development.
http://www.bethunecollege.ac.in/facilities/BethuneCollege-Maintenance.htm#2015-16
CRITERION V – STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
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 Student Aid Fund - Half Tuition Fee Free, Book Grant , Exam Fees AND Mathematics (Binapani Biman Behari Chowdhury Scholarship) 105 71725
Financial Support from Other Sources
a) National Minority Scholarship AND Kanyashree Scholarship 62 1509600
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
On-campus pre-selection drive- Workshop on orientation and preparation regarding campus selection 09/09/2015 66 TATA Consultancy Services, Ignite Team, Chennai
Workshop on ‘Preparations regarding IAS, WBCS, Bank PO etc.’ conducted by Mr. Subhasis Majumder, Director, IAS Coaching Centre, Govt. Of WB 12/09/2015 97 IAS Coaching Centre, Govt. Of WB
Career Counselling Seminar on ‘How to prepare yourself for interview’ Speakers: Dr. Bibhas Chowdhury, Director, NSSO Mr. Sandip Kar, Regional Head, YES Bank, Kolkata 17/02/2016 51 YES Bank, Kolkata, NSSO
On-campus pre-selection drive for placement in ICICI and YES Bank 17/02/2016 51 NIIT, Shyambazar, Kolkata
Workshop on ‘Preparation regarding Management Studies’ 08/01/2016 109 Globsyn Business School
Ethics and Value Education Certification Course for all 1st year students is held for moral guidance 26/08/2015 330 Ethics and Value Education Committee, Bethune College.
The department of Psychology runs a Psychological Counselling Cell which provides support to the students and staff of our college 14/07/2015 8 Psychological Counselling Cell, Bethune College
WEBEL – A two year diploma certificate course in computer applications runs in the college for the UG-I and UG-II students 14/07/2015 179 Webel Informatics Limited, Bethune College Centre

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
2015 On-campus pre-selection drive 0 66 0 12
2015 Workshop on preparation regarding Govt Services 97 0 0 0
2015 Career Counselling Seminar 0 51 0 20
2016 Workshop on ‘Preparation regarding Management Studies’ 0 109 0 1

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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
COGNIZANT AND TCS 85 12 WIPRO AND TCS (online 8 8

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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
2016 22 B.SC. (Hons.) Psychology University of Calcutta, Amity University Noida, Delhi University, West Bengal State University,School of Allied Health Science, Tata Institute of Social Science, The Heritage Academy. M.Sc. In Psychology
2016 20 B.SC. (Hons.) Economics University of Calcutta, Rabindra Bharati University. Madras School of Economics, Christ University, Gokhale IPE, M.Sc. In Economics and MBA
2016 14 B.SC. (Hons.) Computer Science University of Calcutta, Asutosh College, St. Xavier's College ( Autonomous), Asutosh College, Sri Balaji Society, Techno India, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Barrackpore Rastraguru Surendranath College. M.Sc. in Computer Science, Computer and Information Science, Library Science.
2016 21 B.SC. (Hons.) Mathematics University of Calcutta, Bethune College, Benaras Hindu University,Burdwan University. M.Sc. in Pure Mathematics / Applied Mathematics/ Mathematics. Preparation of B.Ed and vocational course or preparation for govt. job.
2016 10 B.A.(Hons.) Philosophy University of Calcutta, Jadavpur University, Rabindra Bharati University. M.A. in Philosophy.
2016 9 B.A.(Hons.) Sanskrit University of Calcutta, V. U. (DSE), Rabindra Bharati University. M.A. in Sanskrit.
2016 20 B.A.(Hons.) History University of Calcutta, Rabindra Bharati University, JNU, Presidency University. M.A. in Bengali
2016 20 B.A.(Hons.) Bengali Bagbazar Women’s College, Bethune College, Lady Brabourne College, Rabindra Bharati University, Rammohone College, Universirty of Calcutta. M.A. in Bengali
2016 13 B.A.(Hons.) Political Science University of Calcutta. M.A. in Political Science.
2016 19 B.A.(Hons.) English University of Calcutta, Jadavpur University, Presidency University, Benaras Hindu University, Amity University, EFLU, IISWBM etc. MA in English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics B.Ed, Diploma in Management.

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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
NET 18
SET 3
GATE 19
TOFEL 4
Any Other 7

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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
Bethune College Annual Prize Day. (30/01/16) UG AND PG 400
Republic Day Celebration. (26/01/16) UG AND PG 99
Annual Sports. (18/12/15– 19/12/15) UG AND PG 300
Annual Fest “AALAP” (11/12/15) Inter College 350
Inhouse Competition to select the winners of Endowment prizes (07/10/2015) UG AND PG 74
Intra College Competition (16/09/15 - 17/09/15). UG AND PG 290
Commemorative programme to observe the ‘Centenary of Great Baleswar Battle by Bagha Jatin and his Associates’(08/09/15) UG AND PG 179
Teachers Day Celebration (05/09/15) UG AND PG 650
Independence Day Celebration (15/08/15). UG AND PG 211
Bethune Day Banomahatsav (12/08/15). UG AND PG 235

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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
2016 NA National 0 0 0 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. It is constituted out of representative members of all levels of UG and PG of both Science and Arts stream. 2. Student representatives are members of quite a few administrative and academic bodies and Teacher’s council committees of the college such as Governing Body, Anti Ragging, Backward class cell (SC/ST Cell). 3. On Bethune Day every year one student representative speaks on the contribution of J.E.D.Bethune on women’s education in India. A delegated body of Students along with Teachers visits the Cemetery to pay Homage to Bethune. On Annual Prize Day the Student Council Secretary presents a report of its yearlong activities before Guests and dignitaries. 4. 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 etc. This body also selects and nominates student participants for different Inter college events. 5. The Student Activity Cell has different clubs under its umbrella like Literary Club, Art Craft Club, Photography Club, Cultural club etc. with nominated Student Secretary and members. 5. Student Council actively participates in organizing many NSS health awareness programme and activities of social responsibilities. 6. 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?
Yes
Alumni Association of Bethune College, called Bethune College Sammilani is a registered body under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961(Registration no) 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. Smt Chandramukhi Basu, one of the first female graduates and first Lady Principal of this college, was not awarded her degree by the University of Calcutta when she graduated because she was an exception. This was, however, amended by the University in 2013, when it decided to confer the honour, posthumously, to Smt Chandramukhi Basu years after she actually graduated. Dr. Sunanda Ghosh, an ex-student of Bethune College and also the former Head of the Department of Political Science of this College brought into light in 2012 that Smt. Chandramukhi Basu was the first female candidate who passed the F.A. Examination from Calcutta University in 1877. A team comprising of alumnae of Bethune College made it possible for the University to recognize Chandramukhis rare achievement. When Smt Chandramukhi Basu had cleared her F.A. Examination, she was gifted the Collected Works of Shakespeare by Pandit Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar. One of the volumes of the collection was traced in Dehradun, the ancestral home of Smt Chandramukhi Basu. It was retrieved by the same team of teachers and restored to Bethune College in 2015. Bethune College Sammilani website www.bethunesammilani.org
5.4.2 – No. of enrolled Alumni:
313
5.4.3 – Alumni contribution during the year (in Rupees) :
0
5.4.4 – Meetings/activities organized by Alumni Association :
1. No of meetings , held in the session of 2015-16 - 13 (Thirteen) 2. Activities- a) Cultural programme at Bethune Hall on 25th July, 2015. b) Condolence meeting of Sumitra Saha, member of Sammilani. c) Active Participation in Bethune Day and Banomohotsab Programme on 12th August, 2015. d) Mrinalini Emmersan Lecture, delivered by Prof. Basab Chaudhuri, Registrar, Calcutta University on the foundation day of Sammilani, 3rd September, 2015. e) Anandamela Fete (All Stalls are given by women only) in the month of October, 2015. f) Celebration of Bijaya Sammilani in the month of October, 2015. g) Actively Participation in Annual College Sports in December, 2015. h) General meeting on 14th January, 2016. i) Reunion and Book Publication Ceremony of Alumni on 29th January, 2016. 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. j) Participation at Annual Prize Day on 30th January, 2016. k) Arrangement of a Picnic on 16th February, 2016 at Shibpur B.E College. l) Actively Participation on 21st February, 2016 on International Mother Language Day. m) Condolence meeting of Jharna Bhattacharya, member of Sammilani on 27th February, 2016. 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.
CRITERION VI – GOVERNANCE, LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
6.1 – Institutional Vision and Leadership
6.1.1 – Mention two practices of decentralization and participative management during the last year (maximum 500 words)
1. As important stakeholders of this institution students and parents’ feedback are taken in regular intervals. Their complaints are addressed and suggestions are taken into consideration. Thus Students and parents engagement with the institution is encouraged and at the same time their constructive ideas are reflected in the functioning of the college. 2. AQAR committee has been established comprising of a representative from each department of the college. At the time of compiling and analysing the data collected from each department for the preparation of Annual Quality Assurance Report, each member of the committee plays an important role, conveying the idea and perceptions of their departments. Participation by the representatives of all the departments of the college helps considerably in making the report more comprehensive and effective.Suggestions from IQAC team and the Principal are also taken into consideration.
6.1.2 – Does the institution have a Management Information System (MIS)?
Partial
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 transparent admission process in the undergraduate coursesensures the admission of the students strictly on the basis of merit. • An experienced admission committee supervises the whole process based on the guidelines of the University of Calcutta and rules and regulations of the Government of West Bengal. • The Department of English has started an admission test at undergraduate level from this session. • The admission process at postgraduate level is run by the norms of the University of Calcutta. The postgraduate departments organise entrance tests for students of the other universities.
Industry Interaction / Collaboration • The college offers a 2-years (150 hours) on-campus certificate course, Diploma in PC Application, with the collaboration of WEBEL INFORMATICS LTD., a Government of West Bengal undertaking. The course has a nominal course fee so that all students can afford it. • Field trips / Excursions are arranged to industries by Science/ PG departments for hands-on experience of students.
Human Resource Management • Different committees under Teachers’ Councils comprising of teachers and non-teaching staff shoulder the responsibilities of different academic and administrative activities. • Students are also involved into activities of some committees under the stewardship of the assigned teachers. • Participation of the alumnae is always encouraged in academic and cultural activities of the college.
Library, ICT and Physical Infrastructure / Instrumentation • Libraries are Open access and fully computerized with internet, reprographic, printing facilities and reading rooms. Science Library was recently segregated from Arts Library. Departmental Libraries can access OPAC with the LAN. LIBSYS-7.0 (Web Version) is in use. Institutional Repository is maintained using D-space software. E-books and e-journals are accessed through INFLIBNET - N-LIST consortium. • The Library has 99698 books and 25 Journals. It has a collection of 20 College publications, more than 1000 rare books and 42 Braille books. • An Archive which is a rich reservoir and preserver of valuable, rare, old documents is maintained.
Research and Development • The college promotes research culture through an active Research Committee. • The Teachers were engaged in23 minor, 13 major and 8 short term interdisciplinary research project in recent past. Under the UGC XIIthPlan, 8 Minor and 1 major Research Project are ongoing in the current session. • The students regularly publish and present research papers under the guidance of their teachers • A considerable number of publications in journals and books go to the credit of the teachers including the Principal. The 2nd Volume of interdisciplinary peer reviewed Journal ‘Heritage’ was published this year.
Examination and Evaluation Examination: • Mid-term test for UG courses was held in November this year. • Before the students are sent up for University Examination, they are assessed by a selection test. For 2015-16 ths tests were held during January, February and March 2016, for part III, II and I respectively. Evaluation: • Performances of Students are analysed with Model answers being discussed. • All the postgraduate departments have introduced the semester-system examination from the current session. Term Papers and/ or dissertations have been introduced. Double evaluation of answer scripts are done in some PG departments.
Teaching and Learning • Interactive and participatory approaches are maintained in the classrooms teaching. • Laboratory based subjects have well-equipped laboratories with modern facilities. • The English Department has conducted film screening as part of the Postgraduate curriculum. • Smart board has been installed to conduct seminars and inter-departmental academic programs. • Sophisticated software use in teaching learning process. For example, Mathematics Department has ‘Mathematica’, Computer Science has ‘Oracle’, Psychology and Economics have ‘SPSS’. • Postgraduate students submit dissertation to enhance their research aptitude. • The students visit research institutes to be familiarized with research works and laboratories.
Curriculum Development • Undergraduate departments of Bethune College follow the syllabus of the University of Calcutta, which are reviewed periodically through workshops conducted by the University. Teachers take part extensively contributing significantly in these workshops. 24 teachers of different Departments act as membersof Board of Studies. • The curricula of six autonomous postgraduate departments are framed by teachers and other prominent external scholars as members of the Boards of Studies. PG-Syllabus of Department of Mathematics has been reformed as per requirement of semester system. • The departments organise syllabus related seminars and workshops sponsored by different funding agencies.
6.2.2 – Implementation of e-governance in areas of operations:
E-governace area Details
Administration • Financial affairs are maintained by e-billing and e-pradan system. • All dealings of student section (including the whole admission procedure, university registration, and form fill up) are computerized. • Students database are digitally maintained by student counselling cell. • Faculty database are also computerized. The IQAC arranges for uploading of the All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) data to the MHRD portal. • There is a Central Computer Centre with 20 computers having internet connectivity and adequate number of computers in the Library, College Office and each Department with internet facility. All teaching, non-teaching staff and students of the college can avail internet facility in the Internet Zone during college-hour. Teachers and students can also avail internet facility from science library.
Finance and Accounts • e-billing, e-pradan and HRMS module of IFMS is being used for dealing of financial matters and salary of staff.
Student Admission and Support • All dealings of student section (including the admission procedure, university registration, and form fill up) are computerized. • Students database are maintained by student counselling/activity cell. Library • Book search, issue and return systems are fully computerized with the help of OPAC and LEASE 4.0. • Recent upgrading to LIBSYS-7.0 was done • INFLIBNET-NLIST program is used for Electronic Resource Package of e-journals. • All the departments of the College are connected through LAN with Library software • Institutional Repository is maintained using D-space software.
Examination • Examination related activities, such as university registrationform fill-up etc. are computerized. • Software related to examination isoperational. • Tabulation and framing of mark sheets are done digitally. Examination results are also preserved digitally.
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
2016 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)
2016 NA NA 01/07/2015 30/06/2016 0 0

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
Faculty Improvement Programme , R K Mission, Institute of Culture, Kolkata 1 04/01/2016 18/01/2016 14
Teachers Enrichment workshop, Calcutta Mathematical Soceity 1 21/06/2016 29/06/2016 09
ISTE STTP, IIT Kharagpur 1 27/04/2015 30/05/2015 14
R.C Academic stuff college at J.U 1 25/08/2015 15/09/2015 22
R.C Academic stuff college at C.U 1 02/01/2016 22/01/2016 21

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6.3.4 – Faculty and Staff recruitment (no. for permanent recruitment):
Teaching Non-teaching
Permanent Full Time Permanent Full Time
18 0 0 0
6.3.5 – Welfare schemes for
Teaching Non-teaching Students
GPF, Govt. of West Bengal Health Scheme GPF, Govt. of West Bengal Health Scheme Kanyasree, Free Studentship of Govt. of West Bengal (Half/ Full tuition fee free), Various Govt. Scholarships under State and Central Govt., Minority Scholarships, Merit cum Means Scholarship, Inspire Scholarship, Single Girl Child Scholarship, S. R. Jindal Scholarship, Scholarship for SC/ ST/ OBC and other Minority, Miscellaneous Scholarship. The College also has a Student Aid Fund (generated by teachers students) which provides Half tuition fee, Book grant 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 Teachers Council which deal with financial matters .Some of such committees are Students aid fund, Annual Fest,Annual Prize, Annual Sports etc. Internal Audit of the postgraduate funds of various departments has also been done. External Audit Financial audit of the institution and committees like NSS is done on regular basis both internally and externally. 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 , Tarak Sudha Endowment Fund AND Papia Dutta Roy Endowment Fund 15300000 For Salary of Teaching Fellows of Department of Mathematics Computer Science AND For Seminar Students Prize of Pol. Sc. Department

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6.4.3 – Total corpus fund generated
0
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 College (IQAC)
Administrative No Yes College
6.5.2 – Activities and support from the Parent – Teacher Association (at least three)
• In parent-teacher meetings, generally convened after college-examinations, parents express their views and give suggestions regarding academic and administrative issues of the college. • Parents’ written feedbackon campus maintenance, environment of the college, resources provided to the students, sports and other extracurricular activities etc. helps to improve the functioning of the college. • Parents’ representation in Anti-Ragging Committee helps to keep the college campus free from this social menace. • Parents played a commendable role during last NAAC peer team visit (2014). • Active presence of parents in Annual Prize, Independence Day and Republic Day celebrations helps to make these events successful.
6.5.3 – Development programmes for support staff (at least three)
• Training programme on HRMS module of IFMS portal of Finance Department of Govt. of West Bengal organized by the Higher Education Department. Two Administrative staff (Gr. C) participated • Support staff is encouraged to go for computer literacy training programmes. Internet access is available to them during Office hours. • Non-Teaching Staff of the college are covered under medical insurance scheme of State Govt., namely West Bengal Health Scheme 2008. All staff also get free medical treatment at all Govt. Hospitals
6.5.4 – Post Accreditation initiative(s) (mention at least three)
• As per post accreditation recommendations UG Honours in Statistics and PG in Applied Psychology introduced. • As per rules of the State Government, number of seats for OBC-A and B was increased, without reducing the General category seats. • Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) was created for preparation of proposal and implementation of RUSA scheme. • Semester system was introduced in PG courses in Bengali, English, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics and Applied Psychology. • A larger space was created for Science Library including separate reading room. Internet, reprographic facilities etc. were thoroughly improved. Full automation and cataloguing with the help of LIBSYS software is in progress.
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
2015 Orientation Programme for Freshers at the beginning of Academic Year 14/07/2015 14/07/2015 14/07/2015 410
2016 Feedback from Stakeholders  08/01/2016 08/01/2016 08/01/2016 349
2015 Feedback from Stakeholders  01/12/2015 01/12/2015 01/12/2015 79
2015 Feedback from Stakeholders  14/12/2015 14/12/2015 14/12/2015 79
2015 Feedback from Stakeholders  15/12/2015 15/12/2015 15/12/2015 77
2016 Audit of sub-committees like Students Aid, Sports, Prize, N.S.S and Fest held. 21/11/2016 21/11/2016 21/11/2016 2
2016 Fest (Alaap) Audit 05/05/2016 05/05/2016 05/05/2016 3
2016 N.S.S External Audit date 15/09/2016 15/09/2016 15/09/2016 2
2016 Prize Day Audit 26/11/2016 26/11/2016 26/11/2016 2
2016 Bethune Day Banomahatsav Audit 21/11/2016 21/11/2016 21/11/2016 2

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CRITERION VII – INSTITUTIONAL VALUES AND BEST PRACTICES
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
An Interactive Study Circle was organized by the PG Department of English in collaboration with the Multifacility Centre for Arts – “Reconnaissance with Mahesh Dattani: Reading Tara and Bravely Fought the Queen” 30/09/2015 30/09/2015 52 0
Special Camp of N.S.S. Unit, Bethune College in Collaboration with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Govt. of India. Workshop on the Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique (PCPNDT) by Child in Need Institute (CINI) at Bethune College 08/10/2015 08/10/2015 40 4
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) A detail documentation of biodiversity in the College campus and conservation of the same. (b) Harmful chemicals and hazardous waste used in the departments of chemistry, zoology and botany are carefully handled and not allowed to mix with the general waste of College. (c) Out of use electronic items are stored safely since this College does not dispose of its electronic wastes without the permission of the Government (d) Use of Public Transport is encouraged amongst students and Staff to reduce air pollution. (e) Efforts for Carbon neutrality: The greenery in the College campus effectively neutralizes the harmful carbondioxide. 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
2015 1 1 07/09/2015 1 Balleswar Battle Rally Programme To commemorate Baleswar Battle Martyrdom 13
2016 1 1 12/01/2016 1 Rally to commemorate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda from University of Calcutta to Swamiji Statue on Bidhan Sarani Road Birth-anniversary celebration of Swami Vivekananda 11
2015 1 1 14/09/2015 1 Distribution of old clothes among the footpath dwellers Social work 17
2016 1 1 17/03/2016 1 Tobacco awareness programme Oral Health Camp for nearby Slum dwellers was organised 37
2016 1 1 29/03/2016 1 Nutrition and Health Awareness Camp Nutrition and Health Awareness 129
2015 4 4 03/10/2015 7 Special Camp was organized at Pally Sangha Club at Ramdulal Street near Girish Park Thana. General health and Eye check up, Social Awareness programme, cancer awareness and its prevention AND Recreation of the Children of Local Community and connecting with them 179

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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. 14/07/2015 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 26/08/2015 13/01/2016 330
Bethune Day Banomahatsav 12/08/2015 12/08/2015 235
Independence Day Celebration 15/08/2015 15/08/2015 211
Teachers Day Celebration 05/09/2015 05/09/2015 650
Republic Day Celebration. 26/01/2016 26/01/2016 99
International Language Day 21/02/2016 21/02/2016 65
Rabindra Jayanti 08/05/2016 08/05/2016 60

7.1.7 – Initiatives taken by the institution to make the campus eco-friendly (at least five)
(a) Conservation and documentation of 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) Use of Public Transport is encouraged amongst students and Staff to reduce air pollution. (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. (h) 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
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: www.bethunesammilani.org • 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
• Introduction of two new courses, B.Sc. Honours in Food and Nutrition and B.A. Honours in Sociology to meet huge demand for these courses as they are available only in few colleges under the University of Calcutta. • Implementation of Government of West Bengal’s reservation policy in relation to inclusion of OBC-A and OBC-B category and consequent increase in number of seats without reducing the General category seats. • To improve and enhance quality of every possible aspect of the college and its teaching-learning paradigm based on the IQAC analysis of Students Feedback of previous session and action taken for improvement and Quality enhancement. • To celebrate Sesquicentennial Birth Anniversary of Sister Nivedita through a series of programmes like Seminars, exhibition, inter college competitions social work etc. A proposal to this respect was sent to the Higher education department. • Computer literacy and training programme for non-teaching staff was proposed • Proposal to the Government for Construction of a new Girls’ Hostel in the land at Karunamoyee, Salt Lake which was already allotted to the College for this purpose. • Completion of the College Auditorium. • To publish 3rd Volume of Peer reviewed multi-disciplinary Academic Journal Heritage and the next volume of college magazine Adiganta • Redesigning/ Repairing of the LAN network and to make the campus Wi-Fi enabled. • Introduction of a comprehensive College Management Software. • To complete all pending CAS cases which were held up for various reasons. • To upgrade certain physical facilities like increase of electrical capacity and ferule capacity • 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.