UGC team praises cleanliness, food quality at MHD Home Science College on Day 2

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Sep 2017 11:08:48


Staff Reporter,

On second day of their two-day visit to Mohanlal Hargovind Das Home Science and Science College for Women (Autonomous), four-member team from University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, inspected Departments of Human Development and Resource Management and hostel on Tuesday.

In hostel, team members inspected admission process, mess, kitchen, store, library, computer lab, medical room and office. They praised cleanliness and quality of food served to students in hostel. They also appreciated hostel administration for installing CCTVs at every corner of the hostel.

The four-member team from University Grants Commission, New Delhi, was on a two-day inspection visit at MH Home Science and Science College for Women (Autonomous) to extend autonomous status of college. The team comprised Dr Manju Chhugani Principal, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi as Chairperson, Dr G N Bhagya Rekha, Principal Andhra Mahila Sabha Arts and Science College for Women, Hyderabad, Dr Vimal Rarh, Head of Chemistry Department, SGTB Khalsa College, Vinod Singh Yadav, Education Officer UGC as co-ordinating officer respectively.

Dr K L Jain, Additional Director, Higher Education Jabalpur and Professor Dr Bharat Tiwari from Philosophy Department, Rani Durgavati University were also present. Sharing about their observation during exit meeting, team members appreciated innovative steps being taken to provide an inspiring atmosphere to students. Chairperson Dr Manju Chhugani informed that UGC has made a few amendments in view of providing autonomous status to colleges. Now, colleges awarded with A grade by NAAC will be provided with autonomous status. Till date, UGC provided autonomous status for only 5 years, now the duration is extended to 10 years. The team has prepared its report on the basis of curriculum, examination and infrastructure and was seen quite satisfied with facilities available in college.

Talking about gray areas, team members gave many advises to ensure qualitative development. They said that though the college library is quite rich in terms of books. But the college should work to add attraction inside the library to attract students to visit there. They emphasised to increase use of ICT in teaching-learning job and to adjust timetable in such a manner that students do not have to move frequently to attend classes in different rooms.

They also advised to upgrade lab for research scholars, to strengthen activities of placement cell and to display information regarding arrival of new books in library to apprise maximum students about the same.