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Yearly Status Report - 2017-2018


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-2016-17-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/downloads/BethuneCollege-AcademicCalendar2017-18.pdf
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
Students' Feedback- (UG III) 09-Dec-2017
1
346
Result Consideration Meeting (College Test) and Result Publication thereafter- UG 07-Apr-2018
1
81
Result Consideration Meeting (College Test) and Result Publication thereafter - UG 21-Feb-2018
1
82
Result Consideration Meeting (College Test) and Result Publication thereafter. UG 05-Jan-2018
1
21
Seminar on CBCS 04-May-2018
1
103
Submission of Institutional data to AISHE 28-Feb-2018
4
5
Orientation Programme for Freshers at the beginning of Academic Year 12-Jul-2017
1
443
Meeting of Internal Quality Assurance Cell with HODs 23-Nov-2017
1
22
Meeting of Internal Quality Assurance Cell with faculty 08-Dec-2017
1
33
Meeting of Internal Quality Assurance Cell 25-Apr-2018
1
12

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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 and Maintenance RUSA 2018
365
5000000
Bethune College Development Grants/ Non-Development Grants State Government 2017
365
120719960
Bethune College MRP West Bengal Department of Higher Education, Science & Technology and Biotechnology 2018
1095
305000

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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? No
12. Significant contributions made by IQAC during the current year(maximum five bullets)
• IQAC organized a one day interactive seminar on CBCS curriculum to be implemented from next academic session • Supervision and recommendation of CAS of faculty members • In order to strengthen the feedback system, Individual Teachers feedback by Students was added to General feedback. • Provision for RTI and transcripts for students applying abroad after post graduation have been introduced from this session • The IQAC promotes all academic and cocurricular activities in the college like Seminars, Memorial lectures, Invited lectures, departmental seminars, academic trips, outreach initiative etc for knowledge dissemination and quality enhancement throughout the academic session.
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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
IQAC planned to prepare and submit AQARs of the previous sessions A committee was formed which started its work of preparing AQARs since 2014-15
IQAC continuously endeavours to bring out college publications. A commemorative volume on Sister Nivedita’s 150th birth anniversary, Mahasweta Nivedita – ISBN-81-902458-7-2, containing delivered lectures and articles of eminent scholars and spokesperson was published. The 4th Volume of Peer Reviewed multi disciplinary Academic Journal: Heritage bearing ISSN No. 2349-9583 was also brought out.
The IQAC planned an up gradation of College Networking facility A proposal has been presented to the Government for upgrading the networking facilities of the college. The internet connection of the college will be upgraded to optical fibre connection instead of dialup connection for better and faster connectivity
The IQAC proposed to initiate Individual Teachers’ feedback for enhancement of Teaching learning Individual Teachers’ feedback by Students was added to General feedback from this Session
The IQAC scrutinised and recommended the applications of teachers for CAS. After being approved by the screening committee the proposals were forwarded to Higher Education Department for implementation of CAS. Eleven teachers were promoted to the next stage through Career Advancement Scheme. Among them, six teachers were promoted to Associate Professorship and five were promoted to the second stage of Assistant Professor. The promotion of 6 other teachers is in the final stage of its processing out of which 3 are for advancement to the post of Associate Professor.
The IQAC emphasised on the completion of College Auditorium. The College received funds from the Government towards completion of the civil and electrical work of the Auditorium. The work was completed and the Auditorium was scheduled to be handed over to the College authorities.
Keeping in mind the increased intake capacity in different subjects IQAC proposed an infrastructural expansion and upgradation. A proposal was made for Vertical extension of Chandramukhi Bhavan and/or Kadambini Bhavan, if structurally feasible, having some extra class rooms and laboratory A light weight vertical extension of the Kadambini Bhavan accommodating 7 classrooms, 2 laboratories, one teacher's room and washrooms is almost complete. The Government has also sanctioned grants for the electrical work pertaining to the project.
After successful implementation and utilization of first and second instalment of RUSA grant IQAC advised the Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) to submit UC within stipulated time and to send proposal to RUSA for release of remaining grant. The third instalment of RUSA grant amounting Rs. 50,000,00/- was released The entire amount was handed over to PWD, Kolkata Central Division as deposit work for a Single Storied Building with three Storied Foundation for extension of Chandramukhi Bhawan.
IQAC proposed to conduct a Seminar on CBCS system A one day interactive seminar on CBCS curriculum to be implemented from next academic session was organized. Faculty members of Bethune College as well as other colleges participated in this programme
In a continued endeavour from 2015, the IQAC planned to take action for implementation of Government of West Bengal’s Reservation in Higher Education Act 2013 and Rules 2014 to include reserved seats for OBCA and OBC B category students and consequent increase in number of seats in each subject without reducing the General category seats. Accordingly, there was increase in number of seats in each course to incorporate reservation for OBCA and OBCB category students to the extent permissible within the infrastructural capacities. IQAC proposed that the increase of seats will be done phase wise in each year and will be completed within 2019.

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14. Whether AQAR was placed before statutory body ? Yes
Name of Statutory Body Meeting Date
IQAC 12-Sep-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 2018
Date of Submission 28-Feb-2018
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 • 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. Teaching Learning • Teachers are using softwares like Beamer, SPSS, Mathematica, Oracle , irisintelispace software, Microsoft Excel for statistical analysis, RDBMS for practical database creation of computer sc etc. Finance and Accounts • ebilling, epradan, COSA and HRMS module of IFMS is being used for dealing of financial matters and salary of staff. All financial transactions related to RUSA and DSTFist is carried out through PFMS module. Student Admission, Examination 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. • Examination related activities, such as university registration form fillup etc. are computerized. • Tabulation and framing of mark sheets are done digitally. Examination results are also preserved digitally Library • Book search, issue and return systems are fully computerized with the help of OPAC and LEASE 4.0. • Library card cum Identity card of Students and Teachers are digital and bear barcode • Recent upgrading to LIBSYS7.0 was done • INFLIBNETNLIST program is used for Electronic Resource Package of ejournals. • 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. • Digital Lab and Server room in Library

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 ensures effective curriculum delivery through the following steps:- Syllabus distribution is done at the beginning of each academic session at the departmental level and intimation given to students in advance. Academic modules are submitted by teachers at the beginning of each session. Record of Syllabus covered by each teacher in each term i.e., Pre- Puja Vacation and Post- Puja Vacation is maintained. Regular classes (theory and practical), Tutorials and Remedial Classes 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, tutorials and test examination are conducted by all departments. Regular meeting of Heads of the departments with the Head of the Institution are held to discuss academic discourse of the session and results of Honours as well as general subjects of a student. 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
0 0 30/06/2018 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
MSc NIL 30/06/2018
MA NIL 30/06/2018
BSc NIL 30/06/2018
BA NIL 30/06/2018

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 NIL 30/06/2018
BSc NIL 30/06/2018
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 06/09/2017 286
Two-years Certificate Course in Computer Applications conducted by Webel Informatics, Bethune College Centre 12/07/2017 186

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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
MSc 1. "Excursion and Industrial Visit to Chengmari Tea garden, West Bengal" by department of Psychology from 07.11.2017 to 09.11.2017 15
BSc 2. "Focal Behaviour and Time Budgeting"at Zoological Garden, Alipore by department of Zoology on 28.11.2017 20
MSc 3. "Educational Tour to Purulia" by department of Botany in November 2017 25
BSc 4. "Educational tour to Nalbon (Bhojerhat)" by department of Botany on 10.12.2017 106
MSc 5. "An educational trip to Central National Herbaria and A.J.C. Bose Botanic Garden, Howrah" by department of Botany on 17.01.2018 50
MSc 6. "Study on Behavior of Animals and Adaptive Features at Alipore Zoo and Indian Museum, Kolkata" by department of Zoology on 26.02.2018 30
MSc 7. "Study on Pests of Vegetation and Entmodiversity of East Calcutta Wet Land" (Entomology special paper) by department of Zoology on 10.03.2018 5
MSc 8. An educational tour to study the floral biodiversity of Lava, Rishop, Jaldapara Dooars, and adjoining areas and collection of angiosperms. 8-16th April, 2018 18
MSc 9. "Dissertation on Deterioration of seed by seed borne microorganisms" by department of Botany 1
MSc 10. "Dissertation on Numerical Taxonomy of different accessions of Canna found in Kolkata" by department of Botany 1

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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
Analysis of feedback for this academic session (2017-18) During the 2017-18 session, 346 outgoing students of third year gave feedback on various parameters. All students were happy with the secure, peaceful and apolitical environment of the college. Students were highly satisfied with the standard and quality of teaching, evaluation and mentoring outside classroom. Though students complained of unclean toilets and lack of space to hang around within the campus. Feedbacks from the students of a few Science departments suggest that better equipments are required in the laboratories. Action Taken: The group D staff were reminded and directed to clean toilets more frequently during the day. PWD was contacted to ensure constant supply of water so that toilets could be kept cleaner. Students were also sensitized towards maintaining personal hygiene. Funds were allotted centrally for purchase of required laboratory equipment and books in each department. Students were also happy with the encouragement given to the sports and co-curricular activities, especially the inter-college events organised by the college. Action taken: With a view to the physical fitness of students as well as recognizing the need for students to relax in between classes in a healthy manner, the College has also utilized RUSA funds to provide a fully equipped gymnasium with bi-cycle, agrometer, twister and jogger and the Girls Common Room was also renovated. The students highly rated the authority’s concern about the grievance redress mechanism and the welfare needs of the students. Action Taken: Keeping in mind the diverse needs of all stakeholders, the College has undertaken the construction of a lift at Kadambini Bhavan. Work on the lift and the state-of-the-art Seminar Hall have been going on in full swing. Parent’s Feedback Analysis 663 parents from all three undergraduate years gave feedback during the course of the academic session. Parents have reaffirmed their faith in the College for maintaining safe, apolitical, academic atmosphere in the campus at all points of time. The care and concern of College authorities towards the overall well-being of the students have also been deeply appreciated. Parents were also happy with the fact that they could contact departmental teachers regarding any concern they had about their children even outside formal parent teacher meetings.
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
BSc Economics Hons. 36 464 35
BSc Psychology Hons. (B.Sc.) 19 732 19
BA Psychology Hons. (B.A.) 19 629 19
BA Sanskrit Hons. 40 90 22
BA Political Sc. Hons. 36 483 29
BA History Hons. 36 491 29
BA Hindi Hons. 20 93 20
BA Philosophy Hons. 36 140 29
BA English Hons. 46 1100 46
BA Bengali Hons. 36 342 36

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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
2017 1281 193 46 4 44
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 70 182 14 2 13

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2.3.2 – Students mentoring system available in the institution? Give details. (maximum 500 words)
Mentoring in the institution is done sometimes formally and more often in an informal way. The College and its teachers are always ready to take care of the students at any kind of need. Most departments maintain a record of mentoring. The students are generally divided into certain groups and each departmental teacher is assigned with the role of a mentor for a particular group of students maintaining the teacher –student ratio. For example, if there are 35 students in a particular department and the department has 5 teachers, then 7 students are assigned to a particular mentor. The academic, co-curricular, extra – curricular matters and physical as well as mental well being of those students are looked after by the assigned mentor. Teachers try to guide the students in case of their queries regarding the future prospect of various courses and jobs. Students also find it easier to discuss with teachers any particular doubt about their syllabus. 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. The Principal addresses Freshers during Orientation Programme. Every year Principal madam confidentially interacts with the final year students of each department to gain knowledge about their experience in the college and problems faced, if any, and other issues. 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
1474 94 1:16
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
117 94 23 5 61
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
2018 Ishani Choudhury Assistant Professor Awarded Ph.D. from Jadavpur University, 21.6.2018
2017 Dr. Anindita Datta Assistant Professor Honoured Bimala Chattopadhyay Smarak Gabeshak Sammanana by Kolikata Little Magazine Library o Gabeshana Kendra on 25.11.2017.
2017 Dr. Abhijit Bhattacharyya Assistant Professor Felicitated and awarded certificate by Lion’s club of Kolkata Greater in appreciation of outstanding service and cooperation extended,5.9.2017

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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 08 Part II 24/07/2018 14/12/2018
BSc 09 Part III 19/04/2018 26/06/2018
BA 08 Part II 24/07/2018 14/12/2018
BA 09 Part III 19/04/2018 26/06/2018
MSc Applied Psychology Sem IV 31/07/2018 20/09/2018
MA English Sem IV 22/06/2018 10/10/2018

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2.5.2 – Reforms initiated on Continuous Internal Evaluation(CIE) system at the institutional level (250 words)
• Students’ Seminar Students’ Project • Tutorial Remedial classes as and when required. • Home assignments, class Test , Internal assessment, Mid-term, Selection Test exams. • Doubt clearing classes interactive sessions. • Special Invited lectures interdisciplinary discussions. • Term paper, project work dissertation paper for PG students. • Educational Tour. • Double Evaluation System i.e., average of marks awarded by internal examiners and external examiners are considered for marks of each paper for each semester has been introduced in Maths Post Graduate terminal Semester Examinations. Continuous monitoring of this new system along with old annual system of Maths PG department is going on simultaneously for the outgoing batch.
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 according to Academic Session i,e. from 1st July of an year to 30th June of the next year through a meeting of the Heads of the Departments, IQAC members and the Principal of the college. It includes the list of college events, details regarding the commencement of classes and different examinations, both practical and theory. B.A./B.Sc University level Examinations , College Mid-Term and Test Examinations , Supplementary examinations, result publication dates etc. are shown following the University Academic Calendar. Even the tentative dates of the filling up of university examination forms are provided in the academic calendar. Tentative dates and times for parent –teacher meetings are also mentioned in academic calendar. Activities of Post Graduate departments are also mentioned in the Academic Calendar. Students become acquainted with the dates of College events like Orientation of newly admitted students, Bethune Day and Banomahotsav, Independence Day Celebration and Flag hoisting ,Teachers’ Day Celebration, Fresher’s Welcome , Intra- College Competition, Republic Day Celebration, Bhasha Dibash Celebration ,College Reunion Day , Rabindra Jayanti, Annual Fest – Alaaap, Annual Sports, Prize Distribution etc. . Lastly, the draft Academic Calendar is sent to the President, Governing Body for final approval, after which it is circulated among students, teachers and staff members at the beginning of the session.
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)
http://www.bethunecollege.ac.in/BethuneCollege/BethuneCollege-PO-PSO-CSO.htm
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
09 BSc Physics 29 26 90
09 BSc Zoology 22 22 100
09 BSc Botany 17 17 100
08 BA Philosophy 21 21 100
08 BA History 30 29 97
08 BA Political Science 16 16 100
08 BA Sanskrit 13 13 100
08 BA Hindi 9 9 100
08 BA English 30 30 100
08 BA Bengali 30 30 100

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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
Minor Projects 1095 West Bengal Department of Higher Education, Science Technology and Biotechnology (Sci Tech) 475000 305000
Major Projects 1095 DST (SERB) 2500000 0

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
GST: An Economic Evaluation Economics 21/11/2017
Science and Entrepreneurship as a tool to ensure Global Sustainability Botany 13/02/2018
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
“Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti” Shreya Mukherjee (Chemistry) Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search 16/12/2017 Scholarship
“Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti” Nivedita Sen- Physics Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search 16/12/2017 Scholarship
Poster Competition in the Conference named “Presision-2018 Presidency Physics Summit” Garima Rajguru - Physics Presidency University 22/06/2018 Best Poster
Scientific Model competition Sushmita Ghosh, Tirtha Nath Shreya Mukherjee (Chemistry) (Cultvision, 2018) organised by IACS, Kolkata 24/03/2018 1st
Science Technology Fair-2018 Shreya Mukherjee, Aditi Goswami Trina Mukherjee (Chemistry) Acharya SNB Smarak Bigyan O Projukti Mela Committee 14/06/2018 2nd , Model Competition
Agrian Crisis and sustainable Policy Response: Rethinking the Indian Strategy Medha Chatterjee (Economics) St. Stephens College, Delhi. 23/09/2017 Policy Paper Competition
Nalini Das Silver Medal Ritabrata De (Chemistry-2018 pass out) Bethune College 24/02/2018 Best all-rounder of 2017
Principal’s Medal Riya Sen (Philosophy) Principal, Bethune College 24/02/2018 Excellence in BA Exam, 2017
PC Chandra Award Anisha Sen (Mathematics) Bethune College P.C. Chandra 24/02/2018 Excellence in BSc Exam,2017
Bimala Chattopadhyay smarak Gabeshak Sammanana Dr. Anindita Datta Kolikata Little Magazine Library o Gabeshana Kendra 25/11/2017 Research

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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 30/06/2018

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
Zoology 1
Mathematics 1
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 English, Hindi, History, Political Science, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Psychology 21 0
International Economics, Botany, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, Zoology 19 3.95

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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
English, Hindi, Bengali, Economics, Philosophy, History, Sanskrit, Computer Science 17

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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 2018 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 2018 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 13 41 3 16
Presented papers 10 34 1 1
Resource persons 3 3 2 2

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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
Special Camp: 21/02/2018- The volunteers visited the slum to sensitize the slum dwellers regarding transmission through mosquito and its prevention. N.S.S. Unit, Bethune College 2 7
Distribution of old clothes among the Slum dwellers on 19/02/2018: Old clothes were collected from the teachers and students of the college and distributed among the slum dwellers at Ramdulal Street area and footpath dwellers N.S.S. Unit, Bethune College 5 15
Visit to John Drinkwater Bethune on his Death Anniversary on 12.08.2017: Students went to the cemetery and paid homage Students’ Activity Cell, Bethune College 4 6
Exhibition on the occasion of Bethune Day and Independence Day from 12.08.2017 to 19.08.2017: Students of different clubs organised the exhibition on the theme ‘Right to Live: The Green Way’ Students’ Activity Cell, Bethune College 18 45
Observance of Independence Day on 15.08.2017: Flag hoisting, March past, Drill, and Cultural programme Students’ Activity Cell, Bethune College and NSS Unit, Bethune College 52 190
A Public awareness programme on 25/08/2017 N.S.S. Unit, Bethune College and The Bengal Obstetrisc and Gynecological Society, Kolkata 25 168
Tree Plantation by Dr. Tapati Ghosh, President, Centre for Contemporary Communication Kolkata and Dr. Suranjana Dasgupta, Teachers Council Secretary, Bethune College with NSS Members, Bethune College premises on 14.11.2017. N.S.S. Unit, Bethune College and Centre for Contemporary Communication, Kolkata 8 14
PIDILITE certified workshop on Art and Craft on 08.12.2017. Students’ Activity Cell, Bethune College (Art and Craft Club) and PIDILITE Pvt Ltd 18 56
Environmental awareness Programme on 14/11/2017: “Screening of a Video on Kolkata and Climate Change” was shown at Centenary Hall, Bethune College. Dr. Tapati Ghosh, President, Centre for Contemporary Communication Kolkata presided over the function. N.S.S. Unit, Bethune College and Centre for Contemporary Communication, Kolkata 10 92
Sensitization Programme on ageing on 02/02/2018: Mr. Jayanta Saha Roy, Associate Professor, Vidyasagar School of Social Work, spoke on “The problems faced by aged persons in their daily life and also how to support them in tackling these problems”. D N.S.S. Unit, Bethune College and The Touch Welfare Organization, Newtown, Kolkata 15 72

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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
‘Aashu Abhinay’ Competition best participant recognition Shri Shikshayatan College. 1
Inter college quiz competition SciPhy 2018 3rd .RKM Residential College, Narendrapur. 3
Inter College Debate Competition 1st International Day of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) at National Instititute for Locomotor Disabilities(Divyangjan), Kolkata. 1
All India Essay Writing EVENT- 2017 1st Shri Ram Chandra Mission (SRCM) United Nationas Information Centre for India Bhutan (UNIC) 1
Bengali Essay Writing 1st State Level. 1
District Extempore Championship 1st Government of West Bengal 1
Zonal Championship in Debate and Extempore 1st All Bengal Teachers Assosiation 1
Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utshob, photographer and editor Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utshob, 1
Inter College Competition Creative Writing 1st Colleges under University of Calcutta 1
Inter College Quiz 2nd Vidyasagar College 2

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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 N.S.S. Unit, Bethune College and The Bengal Obstetric and Gynecological Society, Kolkata A Public awareness programme on 25/08/2017 25 168
N.S.S. Activity N.S.S. Unit, Bethune College and Centre for Contemporary Communication, Kolkata Tree Plantation by Dr. Tapati Ghosh, President, Centre for Contemporary Communication Kolkata and Dr. Suranjana Dasgupta, Teachers Council Secretary, Bethune College with NSS Members, Bethune College premises on 14.11.2017. 8 14
N.S.S. Activity N.S.S. Unit, Bethune College and Centre for Contemporary Communication, Kolkata Environmental awareness Programme on 14/11/2017: “Screening of a Video on Kolkata and Climate Change” was shown at Centenary Hall, Bethune College. Dr. Tapati Ghosh, President, Centre for Contemporary Communication Kolkata presided over the function. 10 92
N.S.S. Activity N.S.S. Unit, Bethune College Waste Management programme on 14/11/2017 12 85
N.S.S. Activity N.S.S. Unit, Bethune College and The Touch Welfare Organization, Newtown, Kolkata Sensitization Programme on ageing on 02/02/2018 15 72
N.S.S. Activity N.S.S. Unit, Bethune College Special Camp: 20/02/2018 4 8
N.S.S. Activity N.S.S. Unit, Bethune College Special Camp: 21/02/2018- The volunteers visited the slum to sensitize the slum dwellers regarding transmission through mosquito and its prevention. 2 7
N.S.S. Activity N.S.S. Unit, Bethune College and Medical team from Medical College, Kolkata The NSS volunteers organized a free health checkup Camp on 22/02/2018. 5 16
N.S.S. Activity N.S.S. Unit, Bethune College The volunteers visited the slum to sensitize the slum dwellers regarding social awareness on 24/02/2018. 2 6
N.S.S. Activity N.S.S. Unit, Bethune College The volunteers visited the slum to sensitize the slum dwellers regarding Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment on 25/02/2018. 3 5

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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
National Seminar on Urban Diversity : Documentation and Conservation, organized the Department of Botany, Bethune College in collaboration with West Bengal Biodiversity Board 42 Bethune College and West Bengal Biodiversity Board 2

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
Internship Workshop on Rorschach Inkblot Method (Psychology Department of Applied Psychology, The Neotia University Address:Jhinger Pole, Diamond Harbour Rd, Sarisha, West Bengal 743368 Phone: 091636 10909 18/02/2018 25/02/2018 2
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 12/07/2017 30/06/2018 186

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 30/06/2018 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
7000000 7000000
4.1.2 – Details of augmentation in infrastructure facilities during the year
Facilities Existing or Newly Added
Others Newly Added
Value of the equipment purchased during the year (rs. in lakhs) Newly Added
Seminar Halls Newly Added
Laboratories Newly Added
Class rooms 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 Partially 7.0 (web Version) 2015
4.2.2 – Library Services
Library Service Type Existing Newly Added Total
Text Books 100349 6582932 898 400000 101247 6982932
Journals 10 10000 2 21000 12 31000
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 30/06/2018

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 142 5 95 4 5 6 32 32 20
Added 2 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 0
Total 144 5 97 4 5 10 32 32 20
4.3.2 – Bandwidth available of internet connection in the Institution (Leased line)
32 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
2000000 2000000 5000000 5000000
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 grants received from the Government of West Bengal, RUSA and DST-Fist has been extremely conducive to the vision of the institution. RUSA fund has been utililized for procurement of equipments, books and journals and e-resources. Upgradation of power capacity and conversion of classrooms into State-of-the-art Seminar room was also done using this fund. The construction work for Nivedita Prayer Hall cum classroom and the lift in Kadambini Bhavan initiated from the second instalment is more than 50 complete. The third instalment has been disbursed to PWD, for a Single Storied Building as extension of Chandramukhi Bhavan. • With support from DST-Fist, the departments of Botany, Zoology, Psychology, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science and Multi-facility Centre for Science were enriched with the developed infrastructure, purchase of Equipments, Networking and Computational facilities which is reflected in research progress as well as enhanced teaching efficacy. • Construction of Ladies Hostel is in progress. The College received funds from the Government towards completion of the civil and electrical work of the Auditorium The construction of Auditorium is complete, except the seating arrangements. • A light weight vertical extension of the Kadambini Bhavan accommodating 7 classrooms, 2 laboratories, 1 staff room and washrooms is almost complete. The Government has sanctioned grants for the electrical work pertaining to the project. • Laboratories Chemistry Lab has recently been upgraded. Chemicals, glass goods, instruments, equipments are purchased from the Development and/or other Grants. Some instruments and equipments are maintained through AMC with the vendors. • Libraries are Open access, fully computerized and automated (LIBSYS-7.0 - Web Version). Departmental Libraries are enabled to access OPAC with the LAN. The libraries serve as browsing centres. E-books and e-journals are accessed through INFLIBNET - N-LIST consortium. There is a digital lab, server room and fumigation room. The Library maintains an Archive section which is a rich reservoir of valuable, rare, old documents. • Computers are maintained by WEBEL Electronics which runs a Computer Centre for students within the college campus. Besides, a fully air-conditioned Computer Lab with Computers, internet connection, Printer, Scanner and other peripherals has been developed with financial support from DST. Internet is available to all teaching, non-teaching staff during office hours. • A sanitary napkin vending machine for students in emergency is installed. • The Physical Maintenance Committee monitors the overall maintenance of Campus. The Medicinal Plant Garden is looked after by the Department of Botany. The cleanliness, food quality and hygiene of Canteen are supervised by the Canteen Committee. • The games room has table tennis board and other sports equipments purchased from the Development Grant. Some equipments have been added to the Gymnasium using RUSA funds • Purified Drinking Water is provided throughout the college maintained by the vendor. • Solar Power Plant situated at the top of Vidyasagar Building saves Electric consumption and is eco-friendly. • All work related to Civil and Electrical, either repair or new installment, is done through PWD.
http://www.bethunecollege.ac.in/facilities/BethuneCollege-Maintenance.htm#2017-18
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 Students”Aid Fund : Half Tuition Fee Free Book Grant Exam Fees (Sanskrit) Yuthika Ghosh memorial scholarship (Economics) Nilmoni Mukherjee Scholarship and Mathematics (Binapani Biman Behari Chowdhury fellowship) 70 81600
Financial Support from Other Sources
a) National INSPIRE Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship JBNSTS Kanyashree Scholarship Nabanna scholarship SVMCM and Half Tuition Fee Free 240 5335300
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
Orientation programme regarding Career opportunities 26/08/2017 157 Career Counselling Cell, Bethune college
Career Counselling Seminar 15/11/2017 68 T.I.M.E.
Workshop on Communicative English 1 18/11/2017 113 English Department Career Counselling Cell, Bethune college
Ethics and Value Education Certification Course for all 1st year students is held for moral guidance 06/09/2017 286 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 12/07/2017 9 Psychological Counselling Cell, Bethune College (9 cases with 24 sessions)
WEBEL – A two year diploma certificate course in computer applications runs in the college for the UG-I and UG-II students 12/07/2017 186 Webel Informatics Limited, Bethune College Centre

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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
2018 Career Counselling related orientation, workshop, seminar and pre-selection drive 68 338 39 23

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
TCS and Netscribe 63 23 NA 0 0

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
2018 11 B.SC. (Hons.) Computer Science University of Calcutta, St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, IIITMK, Kerala, Visva-bharati University M.Sc. in Computer Science
2018 5 B.SC. (Hons.) Mathematics University of Calcutta M.Se. in Pure Mathematics, M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics
2018 11 B.SC. (Hons.) Statistics Indian Institute of Technology, University of Calcutta, University of Kalyani, Presidency University M.Sc. in Statistics
2018 12 B.A.(Hons.) Philosophy University of Calcutta, Rabindra Bharati University M.A. in Philosophy
2018 7 B.A.(Hons.) Sanskrit University of Calcutta, Rabindra Bharati University,Sanskrit College & University M.A. in Sanskrit
2018 22 B.A.(Hons.) History Presidency University, University of Calcutta, Rabindra Bharati University, Kalyani University, Amity University M.A. in History
2018 19 B.A.(Hons.) Bengali University of Calcutta, Jadavpur University, Benaras Hindu University, Bethune College, Lady Brabourne College, Bagbazar Women’s College, Netaji Subhash Open University M.A. in Bengali
2018 3 B.A.(Hons.) Hindi Presidency University, University of Calcutta, Amity University M.A. in Hindi, M.A. in Mass Communication
2018 14 B.A.(Hons.) Political Science Presidency University, University of Calcutta, Rabindra Bharati University, Jadavpur University, TATA Institute of Social Science, Vidyasagar University M.A in Political Science, M.A in Political Science with International Relations, M.A. in Development Policy Planning and Practice
2018 23 B.A.(Hons.) English University of Calcutta, Rabindra Bharati University, JadavpurUniversity, Visva Bharati University, Bethune College (CU), Bhawanipur Gujarati Education Society (CU), IGNOU M.A. in English, M.A. in Linguistics, M.A. in Comparative Literature, M.A. in Journalism Mass Comm., Madras School of Social Work, PG in Public Administration, Burdwan University, WBUTTEPA, M.A. in Development Management, B.Ed.

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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 15
GRE 3
Any Other 22

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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 Day Banomahatsav 12/8/2017 UG AND PG 250
Independence Day Celebration (15/08/17). UG AND PG 242
In house Quiz and Antakshari Competition (30/08/2017) UG AND PG 62
Teachers Day Celebration (05/09/17) UG AND PG 650
Union Freshers (09/09/2017) UG 300
Intra College Competition (15/09/17 16/09/17). UG AND PG 349
Students-Alumnae meet and Prize Distribution of Intra College Competition (25/11/2017) UG Alumni 289
PIDILITE certified workshop on Art and Craft (08/12/2017,) UG AND PG 74
Annual Sports. (21/12/17 22/12/17) UG AND PG 330
Annual Fest “AALAP” (20/12/17 21/12/17) UG AND PG 360

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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
2017 Team Champion, Ultimate Table Tennis Indian League , Chennai National 1 0 College Roll No – B.A.-56 UG I II III (2016 -19) Priyadarshini Das
2017 Youth Girls’ Team Champion, All India Inter Institution Championships, New Delhi National 1 0 College Roll No. –B.A.-56 UG I, I & III (2016-19) Priyadarshini Das
2017 3rd Position in Youth Girls’ Singles , East Zone , Siliguri National 1 0 College Roll No. –B.A.-56 UG I, I & III (2016-19) Priyadarshini Das
2017 3rd Position in Youth Girls’ Singles and Women’s team , West Bengal State and Inter District T.T. Championships National 1 0 College Roll No. –B.A.-56 UG I, I & III (2016-19) Priyadarshini Das

5.3.2 – Activity of Student Council & representation of students on academic & administrative bodies/committees of the institution (maximum 500 words)
1. From this Session a Students’ Body, called Bethune College Students Committee, totally apolitical in nature , was formed instead of the Students’ Union formed through election.. 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 visit the Cemetery to pay Homage to Sir Bethune. On Annual Prize Day the Students’ Committee General Secretary presents a report of its yearlong activities before Guests and dignitaries. 4. The Students’ Committee 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. 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, Science Club, Cultural club etc. with nominated Student Secretary and members. They take initiative for new members of these clubs. 6. Students’ Committee also helps NSS to organize many health awareness programmes and social awareness activities such as the Dengue and Thalassemia awareness programme. 7. Students’ Committee 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, Aruna Mukhopadhyay Memorial Prize for Social Activities, Ishita Dutta Memorial Prize for over all contribution, Deeepti Tripathi Memorial Prize for Cultural 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. From 2017, February Kadambini Ganguly Silver Medal has been introduced in the memory of Kadambini Ganguly, the 1st woman graduate and the practicing doctor of the British India. The First Kadambini Ganguly Silver Medal was awarded to Dr. Pushpa Misra, Former Principal of Bethune College and eminent psychologist. 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:
365
5.4.3 – Alumni contribution during the year (in Rupees) :
0
5.4.4 – Meetings/activities organized by Alumni Association :
1. Activities- a) Active Participation at the Birthday Celebration of John Eliot Drinkwater Bethune on 12th July, No of Participation 15 from Alumni. b) Active Participation in Bethune Day and Banomohotsab Programme on 12th August, 2017. No of Participation 50 from Alumni. c) Anadamela , 19th August,2017, No of participants 300 . d) Mrinalini Emmersan Lecture, delivered by Prof. Mamata Ray (Chaudhuri) , Principal, Bethune College on the foundation day of Sammilani, 14th September, 2017. No of participants 150. e) Celebration of Bijaya Sammilani in the month of 24th October, 2017. No of participants 100. f) Present Students and Alumni Meet and Intra-College Prize Distribution was organised by the college in November, 2017. No of participants from Alumni 10. g) Active Participation in Annual College Sports in December, 2017. No of participants 10. h) A Picnic was arranged by Alumni in December, 2017. No of participants 80. i) Active Participation on 21st February, 2018 on International Mother Language Day. No of Participation from Alumni - 23. J) Reunion of Alumni was held on 23rd February, 2018. 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. No of participants 137. k) Participation at Annual Prize Day on 24th February, 2018. No of participation from Alumni- 27. l) Annual General Meeting was held on 20th June, 2018. No of participation – 150 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)
• Students of Bethune College were engaged in various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities throughout the year under the guidance of Students’ Activity cell which functions under the Teachers’ Council of the college. This cell consists of different ‘clubs’, such as Literary Club, Drama Club, Debate Club, Project and Model Club, Photography Club etc. Students from all the departments are engaged in different types of activities as members of these clubs on occasions like 15th August and 26th January celebrations, Annual Sports, College Fest and Intra-College Competitions. Two teachers from Students’ Activity cell are assigned to guide each club. At least one teacher from each department is normally selected as a member of this cell. Last year this decentralized and participative mechanism was followed as well. Therefore in all the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, participation from all corners of the college, both from teaching and student community was ensured. • Bethune College has an active Career Counselling Cell which acts under the supervision of Teachers’ Council. The cell organises talks, seminars and workshops to guide and to make the undergraduate students aware of a suitable career. Secondly the cell is also engaged in on and off-campus recruitment of the students of Bethune College.Comprising of teachers from all the departments of the college, the cell successfully organises awareness and training programmes for willing outgoing students from all the departments. The effort for arranging interviews for recruitment has the reflection of this collective approach as well.
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 • There has been phase wise implementation of Government of West Bengal’s Reservation in Higher Education Act 2013 and Rules 2014 to include reserved seats for OBC-A and OBC-B category and consequent increase in seats in each subject without reducing the General category seats. • An experienced admission committee supervises the admission process at undergraduate and postgraduate level. To keep the admission process transparent a major part of the procedure is conducted online. • The Department of English and Bengali have conducted admission tests at undergraduate level. Postgraduate departments have organised entrance tests for students of the other universities.
Industry Interaction / Collaboration • The college has taken the initiative to make the students acquainted with the knowledge of computer. The college offers a 2-year (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. • The Botany department organized a national Seminar in collaboration with West Bengal Biodiversity Board this session. • PG departments like Psychology go for industry visits as part of their curriculum. • For field trips/ excursions/ educational trips/ workshops/ trainings different departments undergo collaborative activity.
Human Resource Management • As head of the institution, Principal supervises all kinds of academic and administrative activities of the college. Teachers participate in all kind of college activities as members of different committees under the Teachers’ Council. In addition to their regular duties non-teaching staff participate in the activities of Teachers’ Council.Students have been engaged in committees related to anti-ragging, Backward class cell, Sports, NSS etc. They also participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities under the supervision of Student’s Activity Cell. Alumni Association has extended their support and cooperation in organising various academic and cultural programme throughout the year.
Library, ICT and Physical Infrastructure / Instrumentation • Libraries (Arts and Science) are Open access and fully computerized with internet, reprographic, scanning and printing facilities. Reading rooms also serve as browsing centres with several computers. 898 books and 12 new journals have been added this year. E-books and e-journals are accessed through INFLIBNET - N-LIST consortium. • Construction of Nivedita Prayer Hall cum classroom and a lift at Kadambini Bhavan, the upgradation of 2 classrooms into a State-of-Art Seminar Hall are some steps taken towards betterment of the academic infrastructure of the college. • Newly built Auditorium of the college is ready to be opened.
Research and Development • The college strongly promotes the culture of research.7 Minor Research projects have been submitted by the teachers in this academic session.2 teachers have been awarded Ph.D. and a few are also acting as Ph.D. supervisors. They have contributed throughout the year in journals and books of repute.The students are also encouraged to publish and present research papers. • Upgradation of Multifacility Centre for Science, by the support of DST FIST programme, has substantially helped the research scholars and students of postgraduate level. • The 4th Volume of interdisciplinary peer reviewed Journal ‘Heritage’ was published this year.
Examination and Evaluation Examination: • At the undergraduate level Mid-term tests were held in September 2017. Selection tests for university examination were held during December 2017, January February 2018 and February March 2018 for part III, II and I respectively.At the postgraduate level examinations have been conducted by autonomous PG-Departments. Evaluation: • After each test corrected answer-scripts are shown to the students and outcomes are thoroughly discussed with them. Feedbacks of the teachers have been given to the guardians if necessary.Double evaluations of answer scripts are done in some PG departments. Some have maintained 50 evaluation by external teachers.
Teaching and Learning • The focus is always on transforming the pedagogical process into a student-centric one. Active participation of students has always been encouraged in the teaching- learning process. Teachers are also encouraged to find and adopt suitable, innovative and goal-oriented methods to achieve desired results. Use of ICT, smart boards, and up-to-date software has been significantly increased among the teachers. The infrastructure of Science laboratories has been upgraded regularly. Multifacility Centre for Arts has been reorganised and Multifacility Centre for Science has been incorporated with cutting edge instrumental facilities for research, especially in the field of Bio-sciences.
Curriculum Development • At the undergraduate level Syllabi designed by the University of Calcutta are followed by the departments of Bethune College. • Autonomous PG Departments design their syllabi under the supervision of the respective Board of Studies. A few departments follow the syllabi designed by the University of Calcutta.
6.2.2 – Implementation of e-governance in areas of operations:
E-governace area Details
Planning and Development • College Management has been emphasising on gradual digitalization of college functioning at different level. Increasing use of digital instruments in classroom teaching, introduction of smart classroom, free Wi-fi zone especially for students, arrangement of speedy internet connection in the Principal’s office are some steps taken in this direction. • Already up-gradation has been done in e-resources and IT with RUSA and Development Grant. Networking and computational facilities have been improved as well, using DST- FIST grant. • A proposal has been presented to the Government for upgrading the internet connection of the college from dialup to optical fibre connection.
Administration • Principal’s office is computerized. Financial operations are done by e-billing and WBIFMS. Students’ Section of the office manages their activities (including the whole admission procedure, university registration, and form fill up) digitally.Students’ database are collected and maintained digitally throughout the year by the student counselling cell. Faculty related data is collected and digitally preserved by IQAC which is used every year for the All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE).All the departments and central library have internet connection with adequate number of computers for doing their regular assignments.
Finance and Accounts • Apart from e-billing HRMS module of WBIFMS has been introduced for dealing the financial matters and salary of staff. • Tax related procedures are executed and supervised digitally. • Dealings with Central research and development funds are entirely done through PFMS portal of Govt.
Student Admission and Support • Both at undergraduate and post graduate level major parts of the admission processare conducted online. At undergraduate level online submission of admission fees has been introduced. Students’ data is collected and preserved digitally by the admission committee. These data, after being digitally processed by the students’ section of the Principal’s office, is used for registration and form fill up before examinations.Other students’ related data is maintained by the student counselling cell throughout the year. • In the last year Digital Library Card has been introduced for students, which contains relevant information about them and may serve as their identity card. • In central library book search, issue and return systems are fully computerized with the help of OPAC and LEASE 4.0. Upgraded version of LIBSYS-7.0 is being used. INFLIBNET-NLIST program is used for Electronic Resource Package of e-journals. Institutional Repository is maintained using D-space software. There is a digital Lab for digitization of old and rare books.
Examination • The college is trying to digitalise the process of examination as much as possible to make the process smooth and transparent and to preserve the relevant data and information properly. For university examinations at the undergraduate level pre-exam activities, such as university registration, form fill-up etc. are done digitally. For digital surveillance on examinees cctv-cameras have been installed in the examination hall.For college examinations tabulation, framing of mark sheets and preservation of results are done digitally. • Autonomous PG departments, conducting examination at the postgraduate level, have also maintained the process of tabulation, production of mark sheets, preservation and publication of results 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
2018 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)
2018 One-Day Seminar on “Choice based Credit System (CBCS)” NA 04/05/2018 04/05/2018 103 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
Orientation Programme 2 01/08/2017 28/08/2017 28
Orientation Programme 1 17/07/2017 12/08/2017 27
Orientation Programme 1 10/07/2017 05/08/2017 27
Orientation Programme 1 01/02/2018 01/03/2018 29
Refresher Course 1 27/12/2017 18/01/2018 23
Refresher Course 2 06/11/2017 26/11/2017 21
Refresher Course 1 02/01/2018 24/01/2018 23
Short Term Course 1 06/12/2017 08/12/2017 3
FDP under XII plan of UGC 1 13/01/2017 25/08/2018 497

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6.3.4 – Faculty and Staff recruitment (no. for permanent recruitment):
Teaching Non-teaching
Permanent Full Time Permanent Full Time
3 2 0 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/ Full tuition fee free), Inspire Scholarship, S. R. Jindal Scholarship, Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship, Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship, different departmental scholarships and fellowships etc. The College also has a Student Aid Fund (generated by both teachers and students) 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 Internal audit committee of the college, which functions under the Teachers’ Council, conducts audits at two different levels. First, it examines the expenditure of various committees (Students aid fund, Annual Fest, Annual Prize, Annual Sports, Canteen and Refreshments, etc.) of the Teachers Council,engaged in financial transactions. Secondly,audit of the postgraduate funds of various departments has also been done by the Internal Audit Committee for every financial year. External Audit Financial audit of the College is done by the government agency at regular intervals. Audit of committee-fund like NSS is done in every financial year, 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
JyotsnamoyeeDey/ TarakSudha/ PapiaDutta Roy/ Biplab Tirtha Endowment Fund, Abha Bose Memorial/ Aditi Nag Chowdhury and several other prize funds 16420293 For salary of fulltime fellows And Conducting seminars, For giving prizes, scholarships and stipends

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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 NA Yes College (IQAC)
Administrative No NA Yes College
6.5.2 – Activities and support from the Parent – Teacher Association (at least three)
• No such association exists in Bethune College.But teachers of each department meet parents in regular intervals. Parents-teachers meetings are convened to discuss about holistic developments of the students including their academic progress. Opinions of both sides are exchanged thoroughly. Parents give their suggestions on administrative and academic issues. Their feedback is collected in written formats. Parents’ opinion, assessment and suggestions significantly help to improve the academic functioning and campus environment of the college. They often participate in the cultural programmes and events like Annual Prize day as audience. Their enthusiastic presence strengthens the bonding within the Bethune-family.
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 • During Annual Prize Ceremony Prizes and financial help in the form of Books/ notebooks etc are given to children of support staff as a token of encouragement and solidarity
6.5.4 – Post Accreditation initiative(s) (mention at least three)
• Provisions and arrangementsas per RTI act were made and for necessary supervision a RTI cell was constituted. • Facilities of transcriptsfor students applying abroad have been introduced from this session. • For creating more space for regular academic activities vertical extension of the Kadambini Bhavan has been constructed that will accommodate 7 classrooms, 2 laboratories, one teachers room and washrooms. • A proposal has been presented to the Government for upgrading the networking facilities of the college. The internet connection of the college will be upgraded from dialup connection to optical fibre connection for better and faster connectivity with 30mbps speed and 500 GB capacity.
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
2018 Meeting of Internal Quality Assurance Cell 25/04/2018 25/04/2018 25/04/2018 12
2017 Meeting of Internal Quality Assurance Cell with faculty 08/12/2017 08/12/2017 08/12/2017 33
2017 Meeting of Internal Quality Assurance Cell with HODs 23/11/2017 23/11/2017 23/11/2017 22
2017 Orientation Programme for Freshers at the beginning of Academic Year 12/07/2017 12/07/2017 12/07/2017 443
2018 Submission of Institutional data to AISHE 28/02/2018 25/02/2018 28/02/2018 5
2018 Seminar on CBCS 04/05/2018 04/05/2018 04/05/2018 103
2018 Result Consideration Meeting (College Test) and Result Publication thereafter. UG – III 05/01/2018 05/01/2018 05/01/2018 21
2018 Result Consideration Meeting (College Test) and Result Publication thereafter - UG – II 21/02/2018 21/02/2018 21/02/2018 82
2018 Result Consideration Meeting (College Test) and Result Publication thereafter - UG – I 07/04/2018 07/04/2018 07/04/2018 81
2017 Annual meeting of First year students with the members of Bethune College Sammilani (Alumnae Association) and Prize Distribution of Intra College Competition 2017 25/11/2017 25/11/2017 25/11/2017 289

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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 invited lecture on Women Revolutionaries of Bengal from Swadeshi Era to Independence was organized by the Department of History. Professor Chittabrata Palit, eminent Historian and Retired Professor of the Department of History, Jadavpur University 19/01/2018 19/01/2018 75 2
Women studies as a general subject is taught in UG I & II since quite a few years. The syllabus covers topics like feminist thoughts, patriarchy, foeticide, infanticide, rape, dowry, indecent representation of Women in Media etc. to name some. Over t 12/07/2017 30/06/2018 80 0
A Public awareness programme by NSS: Dr. Abinash Chandra Ray, eminent Gynecologist and social activist in Kolkata spoke on Public awareness on women’s health. Besides other eminent Gynecologists of The Bengal Obstetric and Gynecological Society, al 25/08/2017 25/08/2017 182 11
Dr. Fakrhra Masroor, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist delivered a seminar lecture on Hygiene of women. Later the NSS volunteers escorted by teachers went to the adopted slum at Pally Sangha Club at Ramdulal Street and shared the knowledge wi 20/02/2018 20/02/2018 10 2
NSS volunteers visited the slum to sensitize the slum dwellers regarding Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment. 25/02/2018 25/02/2018 6 2
Street Play and Awareness programme on Acid Attack on Women by Students of school, New Delhi. 04/03/2018 04/03/2018 60 12
Dr. Mou Dasgupta, Associate Prof. of Sanskrit, C.U. Was the resource person of Lecture on Women in Ancient Indian Texts 29/11/2017 29/11/2017 286 1
Dr. Basabi Chakraborty, HOD, Dept. Of Sociology, R.B.U. was the speaker in a Lecture on Womens' Rights : It's Reflection in Modern Society 17/01/2018 17/01/2018 286 2
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) An Exhibition on environmental issues Right to Live: The Green Way was organised by the students in association with the Students Activity Cell, Bethune College from 12.08.2017 to 19.08.2017 (18 teachers and 45 students participated). (b) To revitalise, environmental consciousness, Tree Plantation was done by Dr. Tapati Ghosh, President, Centre for Contemporary Communication Kolkata and Dr. Suranjana Dasgupta, Teachers Council Secretary, Bethune College with NSS Members, in Bethune College premises on 14.11.2017 (8 teachers and 14 students participated). (c) Environmental awareness Programme on 14/11/2017 was further extended by showing “Screening of a Video on Kolkata and Climate Change” at Centenary Hall, Bethune College. Dr. Tapati Ghosh, President, Centre for Contemporary Communication Kolkata presided over the function (10 teachers and 92 students participated). (d) The management of waste is an integral part of environmental consciousness. A Waste Management programme was held on 14/11/2017. Dr. Sanghamitra Mukherjee delivered a lecture at Centenary Hall, Bethune College. She provided hands-on training how to segregate the waste materials in that seminar (12 teachers and 85 students participated). (e) In a similar attempt to invigorate the ecological awareness the NSS volunteers, members of the NSS sub-committee, teachers, students and Staff of Bethune College indulged in Campus cleaning activity in Bethune College Campus on 27/03/2018 (4 teachers and 14 students participated). (f) The volunteers visited the slum on 21.02.2018 to sensitize the slum dwellers regarding disease transmission through mosquito and its prevention. (g) Documentation of the detail biodiversity in the College campus and attempt to conserve the same is continuously in progress. (h) 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. (i) Keeping in mind the safety of the students, teachers and non teaching staff of the College, the gas cylinders kept at the Department of Chemistry is shifted to a separate chamber outside the Department (j) Out of use electronic items are stored safely since this College does not dispose of its electronic wastes without the permission of the Government (k) 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 (l) Plantation- Saplings are planted in the campus during Banamahotsav. A medicinal garden is maintained by the Department of Botany.
7.1.3 – Differently abled (Divyangjan) friendliness
Item facilities Yes/No Number of beneficiaries
Physical facilities Yes 0
Braille Software/facilities Yes 0
Provision for lift Yes 0
Scribes for examination Yes 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
2018 1 1 24/02/2018 1 The volunteers visited the slum to sensitize the slum dwellers regarding social awareness. Sensitization programme 8
2018 1 1 25/02/2018 1 NSS volunteers visited the slum to sensitize the slum dwellers regarding Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment. Sensitization programme 8
2017 1 1 14/11/2017 1 Tree Plantation, Waste management and screening of documentary on Kolkata and climate change Environmental Consciousness programme 104
2017 0 1 25/08/2017 1 NSS Activity of Public awareness programme where Dr. Abinash Chandra Ray, eminent Gynecologist and social activist in Kolkata spoke on Public awareness on women’s health. Public awareness on Women Health 193
2018 1 1 19/02/2018 1 NSS Activity: Distribution of old clothes among the footpath dwellers and Slum dwellers at Ramdulal Street area Engagement and contribution to local community 20
2018 1 1 19/02/2018 1 NSS Special Camp: the volunteers escorted by teachers and Ongikar members went to the adopted slum area at Pally Sangha Club near Girish Park Thana, at Ramdulal Street. Engagement with local community 26
2018 1 1 20/02/2018 1 NSS Special Camp: The volunteers escorted by teachers went to the adopted slum at Pally Sangha Club at Ramdulal Street and shared knowledge with the slum dwellers on Hygiene, specially of women Sensitization programme 12
2018 1 1 21/02/2018 1 NSS Special Camp: The volunteers visited the slum to sensitize the slum dwellers regarding disease transmission through mosquito and its prevention. Sensitization programme 9

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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. 12/07/2017 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
Bethune Day and Banomahotsav celebration- Tree Plantation 12/08/2017 12/08/2017 250
Observance of Independence Day: Flag hoisting, March past, Drill, and Cultural programme 15/08/2017 15/08/2017 282
Teachers’ Day celebration 05/09/2017 05/09/2017 650
One-year Certificate Course in Ethics and Value Education for first year students- 3 lectures 06/09/2017 17/01/2018 286
Republic Day Celebration : Flag hoisting, March past, Drill, Exhibition and cultural programme by Club members 26/01/2018 26/01/2018 194
International Mother Language Day celebration 21/02/2018 21/02/2018 110
Rabindra Jayanti Celebration 09/05/2018 09/05/2018 62

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7.1.7 – Initiatives taken by the institution to make the campus eco-friendly (at least five)
(a) An Exhibition on environmental issues Right to Live: The Green Way was organised by the students in association with the Students Activity Cell, Bethune College on the occasion of Bethune Day and Independence Day from 12.08.2017 to 19.08.2017 (18 teachers 45 students). (b) To revitalise, environmental consciousness, Tree Plantation was done by Dr. Tapati Ghosh, President, Centre for Contemporary Communication Kolkata and Dr. Suranjana Dasgupta, Teachers Council Secretary, Bethune College with NSS Members, in Bethune College premises on 14.11.2017 (8 teachers and 14 students participated). (c) Environmental awareness Programme on 14/11/2017 was further extended by showing “Screening of a Video on Kolkata and Climate Change” at Centenary Hall, Bethune College. Dr. Tapati Ghosh, President, Centre for Contemporary Communication Kolkata presided over the function (10 teachers and 92 students participated). (d) Documentation and necessary conservation of biodiversity in the College campus. (e) Care is taken to ensure that hazardous waste of Chemistry Department do not mix with the general waste of College. (f) Keeping in mind the safety of the students, teachers and non teaching staff of the College, the gas cylinders kept at the Department of Chemistry have now been shifted to a separate chamber outside the Department (g) This College does not dispose of its electronic wastes without the permission of the Government out of use electronic items are stored safely. (h) A number of environmental awareness seminars were organized by NSS unit. (i) Plantation- Saplings are planted in the campus during Banamahotsav. A medicinal garden is maintained by the Department of Botany. (j) Initiatives are taken for a plastic free college campus and segregation of wastes. Separate coloured tubs are maintained for this purpose. (k) 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. (l) To reduce electricity consumption the old bulbs and tube lights are gradually being converted to LEDs. (o) The management of waste is an integral part of environmental consciousness. A Waste Management programme was held on 14/11/2017. Dr. Sanghamitra Mukherjee delivered a lecture at Centenary Hall, Bethune College. She provided hands-on training how to segregate the waste materials in that seminar (12 teachers and 85 students participated).
7.2 – Best Practices
7.2.1 – Describe at least two institutional best practices
Organising Seminars on luminaries of the Bengal Renaissance: In Bethune College, instructive Seminars are regularly held to commemorate the birth anniversaries 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 herbs are planted and maintained in flower pots. An attempt has also been made to utilise tissue culture methods 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. It has been possible to document more than 30 plants, some of which are roosting sites of fruit bats and nesting areas of squirrels, crows, mynas, bees and ants.
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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
As a college that was established primarily because a student wanted to study further, Bethune College, has always had students at its core, defining and distinctively shaping an institution of national repute in its long journey of 141 years. Students, past and present, give to this heritage institution its unique character and distinctiveness. Bethune College Alumni 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. The members of Alumni contributed wholeheartedly to the fund for bringing out the second and enlarged volume of the college publication In the footsteps of Chandramukhi which was released this year. They also contributed articles to the same. One of the key contributions of the Alumni Association of Bethune College has been making it possible for Calcutta University to recognize Chandramukhis rare achievement of being the first woman passing the F.A. Examination in 1877. Again, Pandit Ishwarchandra Vidyasagars gift, the signed copy of Collected Works of Shakespeare, was traced in Dehradun, the ancestral home of Smt Chandramukhi Basu and restored to Bethune College in 2015 by the members of Sammilani. In the recent past, we have had students like Dr Aditi Sen De and Dr. Neena Gupta who have won the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize. Our students achieve several ranks at the University level examinations every year, carrying forward the legacy of their illustrious seniors. They excel in Sports, Priyadarshini Das, an ex student, being a National Level Table Tennis Player. The college that was established with a vision of empowering women with education has indeed shaped generations of students equipped not only to engage with the world around them but to effect changes for thebetter. 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
1. Continued 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. 2. Preparation and proper implementation of CBCS system to be introduced by the University. 3. Preparation and submission of pending AQARs. 4. Participation in NIRF 5. To apply for DBT Star college scheme of Government of India 6. Proposal to introduce Self financing Courses was placed in IQAC 7. Strengthening of Management Information System in Administration, finance and student support 8. Full automation of Library 9. Improvement of Divyangjan facilities in college for the Differently abled. 10. To introduce students’ feedback at all levels. 11. Computer literacy and training programme for non-teaching staff was proposed 12. To emphasize the completion of construction work of the Girls’ Hostel. 13. Proposal to the Government for completion of the Redesigning/ Repairing of the LAN network and to make the campus Wi-Fi enabled. 14. Introduction of a comprehensive College Management Software. 15. To complete all pending CAS cases which were held up for various reasons. 16. To send proposal to the Govt. for disposal of e-waste and junk. 17. To regularise the academic and administrative audit.