Annual Report

 

ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15

 

On behalf of the staff and students of Bhagini Nivedita College, I take immense pleasure in welcoming everyone to the 22nd Annual Day of the college on 18th April, 2015.

I am extremely privileged and honoured to welcome the Chief Guest Sh. Manish Sisodia, the honourable Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi; the Guest of honour, Dr. Gulab Jha,Regional Director, IGNOU; the Chairman, Governing Body, Prof. S. L. Malik and other distinguished Guests.

Our college was established during the academic session 1993-94 and is named after Sister Nivedita - the illustrious and charismatic disciple of Swami Vivekananda. She embodied the spirit of selfless service and worked tirelessly for women’s empowerment through education. The iconic figure of Sister Nivedita continues to inspire generations of women.

At the time of its inception in 1993, the college offered B.A. (Pass) course. In 1994, B.A. (Hons) Hindi course was introduced. B.Com (Pass) and B.Sc. (Programme) Physical Science courses were introduced in 1996 and 2007 respectively.

In the academic session 2014-15, the number of students enrolled in the first year across different courses was:

  • B.A. (Programme) : 356
  • B.Com.(Programme) : 94
  • B.Sc. (Physical Science) Chemistry Group : 40
  • B.Sc. (Physical Science) Computer Group : 33
  • B.A. (Hons) Hindi : 44.

The College library has a collection of about 26,300 books. It subscribes to 54 Magazines and Journals and 14 newspapers. The total number of books added during the current year was 1,450. The library committee changed the seating arrangement in the library to create space and to allow in more light and air. It set up an audio-visual section and placed order for DVDs. The computer and internet facilities are now available to the teachers, students and the library staff within the library itself. The work of manual catalogues was updated. On the demand of the students, CCTV camera was installed. The purchase associated with the library is updated on the monthly basis and the data is available on the college website. A workshop on LIBSIS software on computerized feeding system was organised on March31, 2015.

The computer centre’s 105 computers are interconnected in a local area network with a central server system. It has a full time system administrator. It has two Labs with Wi-Fi and projector facility. Wi-Fi based connectivity is available for the staff and the students in the administration section, some class- rooms and in the library. More Wi-Fi access points are being planned. Login IDs have been issued to all the students and faculty members.

The academic session commenced on July21, 2014 for which an orientation programme was organized on July18, 2014. Freshers’ Welcome Party was organised on August 22, 2014 which included a sensitisation program on women’s safety and security conducted by the Delhi Police. On this occasion, Miss Fresher Contest was also organised. Election to the Students’ Union was held on September 12, 2014.

The following students were elected as office bearers:

  • Ms. Omni Rana, President
  • Ms. Priya Tyagi, Vice President
  • Ms. Harleen Kaur, Secretary
  • Ms. Anamika Upadhyay, Joint Secretary
  • Ms. Inderkala, Cultural Secretary
  • Ms. Ankita Rai, Central Councillor
  • Ms. Soniya Dhahiya, Central Councillor

A three-day educational trip to Mussoorie was organised on December 14, 2014. Seventy-six students participated in this tour which covered Mussoorie, Sahastradhara and Rishikesh. Nine staff members accompanied the students. This was the first outstation educational trip officially organised by the college.

In response to the UGC directive that made NAAC accreditation for all the institutions of higher education mandatory, a committee was constituted in the Staff Council and the Secretary, Dr Amrita Mehta was appointed as its co-coordinator.

An IQAC Cell was constituted . Quality circles were constituted and quality policies were framed. The entire staff contributed in the implementation of quality policies and worked very hard to ensure timely submission of documents and forms. A number of departmental societies and extra-curricular activity societies were constituted and each society conducted at least two programmes in each semester. Apart from these, three cells for Research, Women’s Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement were constituted.

The Committee for NAAC met over three months till April and subsequently the task of compiling the report was undertaken. The Letter of Intent was dispatched within the given deadline and the Institutional Eligibility for Quality Assessment (IEQA) form was submitted online in August.

The initial formalities were approved by NAAC and the Self-Study Report (SSR) was invited for submission by the college. The report was compiled, edited and proof-read and was uploaded on the college website on 12 January 2015. The SSR can be viewed by clicking on this link

As per rules, it was available on the website for a month before the hard copy was dispatched to the office of the NAAC. We are now awaiting the Peer Team visit as the final step towards accreditation.

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) has been set up as per UGC guidelines to implement the quality policy of the college and to bring about continuous improvement in teaching-learning processes and related administrative mechanisms. It includes two eminent external experts as members. Quality Circles are constituted by IAQC from time to time for identifying solutions and implementing action plans. Some of the key quality enhancements brought about by IQAC include the new practice of preparing and distributing Curriculum Implementation Plans for each paper; obtaining and analysing student feedback on the courses and teaching–learning processes, and the introduction of student advising policy. During the year IQAC made a total of 35 recommendations out of which 29 have been implemented fully; three have been partially implemented and three others will be implemented in due course. The Principal is the chairperson of IQAC. Dr Rachna Mohan is the coordinator.

The students Aids Welfare and Placement Cell of the college is committed to provide a successful future, welfare through scholarships and better placement opportunity for the students. A total of 271 students received fee concession and 21 students have received Student Aid fund across different courses. 380 students from various courses got themselves registered at the Central Placement Cell for internships and employment. Placement drives were carried out at the Conference Hall, University of Delhi. Companies like EXL Services recruited 3 students from our college, Litchi knowledge Centre recruited 1 and Zostel Hospitality Limited recruited 2 students. WLCI Pvt. Ltd. had come to the college for a pre-placement talk. Twenty-two students from our college are undergoing 45 days’ internship with Subhaksharam Pvt. Ltd. And 53 students have completed internship with Teach India, a joint initiative of British Council and Times of India. The placement cell of the Students’ welfare Committee also took the initiative in arranging coaching sessions for entrance or other competitive exams, interviews and group discussions. Coaching is being given for M.Com entrance exam, M.A. in Political Science, IITJAM, Interviews and GD for Garment Industry by various faculty members. A total of 115 students have been attending these classes.

The Eco-Club organized a flower exhibition on Feb10, 2015. It also arranged a film show and an interactive presentation by the NGO ‘Chintan’, an environmental research and action group. A sensitization programme for recycling and management of e-waste was organized on Oct15, 2014.

A Series of events were organised by the Gandhi Study Circle to familiarise students with the words and works of Mahatma Gandhi. A quiz competition on 21st October, 2014 was followed by a lecture-cum-interactive session by Swami Paraayanaand of Ramakrishna Mission on 28th October, 2014. A Screening of Sir Richard Attenborough’s iconic biopic ‘Gandhi’ was organised on 30th January 2015.

Annual Cultural festival of the university of Delhi ‘Antardvani-2015’ was held in the North Campus of the university from 20th-22nd February, 2015. The College stall at the Festival showcased the best practices on the theme- ‘Channelising the Energies of women - A Small Contribution of Bhagini Nivedita College’. The College also displayed the skill development stall where students of Apparel Design Construction displayed some of their fashion design project works, dyed and printed dupattas, stitched lehengas, block printing etc. The students of Food and Nutrition displayed the pickles, squash and jams prepared by them. The stall included a number of posters highlighting the activities conducted by various cells and Societies of the college. The students of our college won two 2nd prizes under different categories of Flower Decoration Competition.

The Cultural Committee organised annual intra and inter- college cultural festival “Navrang” on 11th & 12th Feb, 2015. The chief guest on the first day of the event was Mrs. Kiran Chopra, Chairperson of Punjab Kesari. The festival started with lighting of lamp by the principal Dr. Purabi Saikia and Mrs. Chopra. The event began with ‘Taal Kacheri’ performance by the Rhythm Divine Group headed by Dr. Rishitosh. Duet dance, solo dance, group dance, street play and other events were organised on the first day.

Inter-College Competition was organised on 12th Feb. which was graced by the chief guests Mrs. Silvia Risaliti Yamamoto and Mr. Suzi Yamamoto with their presence. Students from 55 colleges of Delhi University & other universities participated in various activities like solo dance, duet dance, solo singing, debate, street play, rangoli, mehandi, group dance, fashion show, poetry writing and recitation. The programme ended with prize distribution and a DJ session.

The NSS unit conducted the Orientation Programme on September 5, 2014. The State Bank of India, Jaffarpur organized a drive to open the zero balance accounts. About 120 students opened their Savings Bank Account and have been issued debit card. About 45 NSS students participated in “Blood Donation Camp” at B. P. Govt. Engineering College Jaffarpur Kalan, New Delhi on 23rd September, 2014. NSS Students also participated in the rally of Dr. Harsh Wardhan, the former Health Minister at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium on the “Blood Donation Day” on 1st October, 2014. Students participated in “Swachhata Abhiyan” on 2nd October, 2014 in the College and Five students represented the College at DU “Swachhata Abhiyan” in University of Delhi. Five Students were sent to the University on 24th October, 2014 for the selection of NSS Volunteers to participate in the Parade on 26th January, 2015. Two of our students, Chavi and Supriya, B.com IInd year were selected for the camp held at Murthal. The NSS Volunteers participated in “Run for Unity” from Vijay Chowk to India Gate to celebrate the “Rashtriya Ekta Divas” (National Unity Day) on Sardar Patel’s Birth Anniversary on 31st October, 2014 on the same day, the “Run for Unity” was organised in the college premises. NSS unit also organized the debate, talks and declamation on “contribution of Sardar Patel to National Unity, safety and security”.

A seminar on “The Use of Technology and Innovations in Promoting Good Governance” was organized on 24th December, 2014 in the college Conference Room. Dr. S. K. Muttoo, Head, Department of Computer Science, University of Delhi delivered a talk on “Importance of E-governance” and Mr. MAJ Jayaseelan, Director Infotwins Technologies spoke on the topic “From E-governance to K-governance”. A Street play on “Women’s Empowerment was presented by the NSS students in the college lawn. A self-defence camp with the help of the Delhi Police was organized from 2nd to 16th Feb., 2015 in the college premises in which about 230 students participated.

The research cell has been established to implement the research policy of the college and to promote the culture of research and innovation. The cell has compiled the details of Professional Development accomplishments of teachers in soft copy format. The cell had also sent the proposal for institution of a research award to the Governing body for approval. Having received the approval, the cell is currently in the process of preparing guidelines for research award. The cell had invited applications from students interested in conducting research. For their benefit, the cell is preparing a standard presentation on “Basic Research Methodology”. The cell also informed the students from time to time about upcoming research projects of Government, UGC and various other research institutions. The cell had organized a seminar on “Expiration Day Effects” by Dr. Rachana Mahalwala based on her Ph.D. Thesis. More such seminars on “Innovation Projects” taken up by the college under the FYUP course are in the pipeline

The Department of Physical Education and Sports divided its activities in two broad categories i.e. intramural and extramural. The sports-persons of Bhagini Nivedita College have been consistently performing well since the inception of the college in the events like –Ball badminton, cross-country, Athletics, Yoga, Taekwondo and fencing . Coaching, training and fitness classes were also organised by the Department to form all these teams. The teams participated at various levels like inter-college, states, nationals, All India University and Senior National throughout the year.

IN EXTRA MURAL following were the representations and achievements:-

  • Miss Neha B.A (P) 3RD year (12144), Sonia B.Sc (H) (13619 )represented Delhi state in Senior National fencing Champion ship which was held at Nasik (Maharashtra). Sonia has also been selected for National games 2015. Both Neha and Sonia represented Delhi University in All India Inter-University Fencing Championship held at Patiala (Punjab).

  • Archana B.A 2nd yr (133085) and Kavita B.A (H) History – (133037)- secured Silver medal position in National Yoga Championship.

  • Monika 3rd yr (121014) and Pooja B.A 2nd yr. (133083) secured Bronze Medal in National Yoga Championship held at Haridwar.

  • Jyoti B.Com 3rd year (122090) Secured Gold Medal in Delhi State and she won Bronze Medal in National Yoga Championship held at Palwal (Haryana).

  • Archana B.A (HS.H) 2nd yr. 133085 , Monika B.A(P) 3rd yr , Sangeeta B.A (P) 3rd yr (121174) , Monika B.A ( P) (121014) , Pooja B.A H.S. (H) 2ND yr and Shifali B.A (P) 3rd yr (121244) secured Bronze medals and Ruby B.A (P) 3rd yr secured Silver Medal in Delhi State Yoga Championship.

  • Manju B.A (p)3rd yr , Gayatri B.Sc (H) 2nd yr 133085 , Nidhi, B.Com 2nd yr (13582), Manila B.com 2nd yr (131171), Astha B.A(P) 1ST yr.(141119), Jyotsana B.Sc Physics (H), represented Delhi State in State yoga Championship.

  • The yoga team of our college won team championship of Delhi state senior Yoga Championship. Jyoti –(122090) B.Com 3rd yr., Monika- 121014 B.A(p) 3rd yr, Pooja- (1330383) B.A HS (H)2nd yr, Archana- (133085) B.A HS (H), Kavita –(1330370)B.A (H)HS. 2ND yr., Ruby (121295) B.A(p) 3rd yr ,Gayatri –(13582) B.sc. physics (H) 2nd yr , Jyotsana -142394 B.Sc. (H) 2nd yr, Shabina (13224) B.A(H) 2nd yr, Sunita – (14315) B.A( p) 1st yr, Rajni-(141049) B.A(p) 1st yr, Pooja-(13408) B.Sc. Home sc. 1st yr, Sangeeta (121174) B.A(P)3rd yr were the members of this team.

  • Pooja (133083) B.A History (H), secured silver medal , Monika-(121014) B.A( P) 3rd yr- Bronze medal and Jyoti – (122090) B.Com 3rd secured Gold Medal in individual event in the same yoga state championship.

  • Ms Monika –(144117) B.sc. home science 1st yr secured Gold Medal and Mausam –(133034) B.A History ( H) 2nd yr secured silver medal in Taekwondo Delhi State Championship.

  • Ms. Astha B.A (P) 1st yr –(141119), Gyatri B.Sc. Physics (H) (13582), Harshita B.A (P) 1st yr. Monika (121014) B.A (p) 3rd yr, Pooja –(133083) B.A(H) 2nd yr and miss Archana – (133085) B.A( H) were the members of Speedball team which secured silver medal in National speed Ball Championship and Miss Monika secured silver medal in individual event in this championship.

  • The teams that represented the college in intercollegiate championships of Delhi University were -Ball Badminton, Athletics, Cross-country, Taekwondo and yoga.

  • Our Fencing team represented Delhi state and secured the positions in different categories of weapons, viz. Sabre, Epi and Foil.

  • Team Sabre - Miss Poonam- (133100) B.A(H)hist. 2nd yr , Pooja Kumari- (133070) , Priyanka B.A (H) Hist. –(133052), Shivani B.sc. ( H) Physics 2nd yr –(13616) secured Bronze Medal.
  • Team EPI – Meenu B.Sc. Physics 2nd yr- (13629), Sneha B.Sc Physics 2nd yr-(13624), and Babita B.A (H) Hist. 2nd yr Secured silver Medal.
  • Team Foil- Pooja Kumari B.A. ( H) Hist. ( 133070, Shikha Rani Bsc phycis -(13621) , Krishna Bsc phy.2nd yr ( 13617) and Anamika B.A. ( P) 1st yr secured bronze medal.
  • Miss Monika –(121014) B.A(P) 3rd yr. received “Priyadarshini” Excellence Award on International Women’s Day from NSUI at North Campus.

  • Miss Neha B.A (P) 3rd yr (12144), Sonia B.Sc.Physics(13619), Sneha B.Sc Physics –(13624), Meenu B.Sc phy. (13629), Monika B.A(P) 3rd yr, Archana B.Ahist. (H)- (133085), Pooja B.A(H) Hist. 2nd yr-(133083),Ruby B.A3rd yr – (121295), received an award from “Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

Intramural Events

  • College Annual Sports Meet and prize distribution ceremony was conducted on 18th, 19th and 26th Feb. The meet was declared open by the Principal, Dr. Purabi Saikia. The torch (Mashal) was lighted by the Principal which was carried by Miss Gayatri B.Sc- Physics. the “BEST ATHLETE” of the previous year and by other outstanding athletes of the college.

  • The events conducted during this Meet were-One Leg Race, Three-Legged Race, Shot Put, Standing Broad Jump, Back Race, Skipping Race, Javelin Throw, Speedball, Cricket ball, Sack Race, Matki Race, Long Jump and Health Walk for Teaching & Non-teaching staff (male & Female). Teachers , Non-teaching staff and students enthusiastically participated in the events.

  • An eminent personality Ms. Sweety Boora (Silver Medallist, World Boxing Championship) graced the occasion as chief guest on 26th Feb. She shared her experiences with the students and motivated them towards sports. All the prize winners were given prizes by the chief guest.

  • The principal Dr. Purabi Saikia proposed the vote of thanks and addressed the students. The students of Physical Education gave a feast to the eyes with their splendid performance in the events like Chair Yoga (Sukshma Vyayam). Advance yoga performance and Sutra Neti performed by the students of yoga team were the central attraction of the occasion.

  • Miss Gayatri ( 13582 ) B.sc Physics 2nd yr was declared the best athlete of Annual Sports Meet 2014-15.

53 girl cadets were enrolled in the NCC Unit of the College. The cadets participated in various camps organised by the NCC unit. Cadets participated in the activities listed below which were organised centrally by the NCC In-charge, University of Delhi :

  1. Antardhvani 2015 NCC Parade and security volunteers: 20- 22 February 2015

  2. Gyanodaya V : 18-30 December,2014

  3. Independence Day Celebration 15 August 2014 at the Viceregal Lodge, University of Delhi.

  4. Founders Day at the Viceregal Lodge, University of Delhi. : 1 May 2014

  5. Volunteers in Admission 2014-15 at the University- Dean Student Welfare Office.

  6. ‘Rashtriya Ekta Divas’-31st October 2014 -Unity March by cadets both at the University and the college.

  7. Swachhata Abhiyaan - 2nd October - 2014 - cadets participated in Swatchhta abhiyaan both at the University and the college.

Alumni Association of BNC hosted the Annual Alumni Meet on Mar1, 2015. Some of the staff members and our worthy Principal graced the occasion. The meeting was solemnized by the exchange of pleasantries between the alumni and the organizing committee, followed by a cultural show, performances by alumni and lunch. The alumni shared their experiences with the students’ representatives present on the occasion. Various suggestions and recommendations were made by alumni, and the organizing committee, which were duly acknowledged and shall be considered in the due course.

Hindi Sahitya Sabha organized one-day conference on ‘Media ke Vividh Aayam’ on 31st March, 2015 in which Sh. Nandlal Mishra, a radio presenter; Mr Ashish Bundela, Zee TV editor and Professor Harish Naval from Univ. of Delhi were the speakers.

Political Science Society 'Siddhant' organised one day inter college festival with the theme “Siyasat Kay Rang” on 31.03.2015. Dr. G. N. Trivedi, Associate Prof., Moti Lal (evening) College delivered a Lecture on the above mentioned theme. More than 100 students which included students from other colleges of University of Delhi participated in the various events mentioned below.

  1. Just a Minute (Fatafat)
  2. Caption Writing (Nara Likho)
  3. Collage Making (Art attack)
  4. Mimicry (Vyakti Vishesh)
  5. Prateek (Symbolising Political Parties)

Dr. Alokka Dutta, Dept. of Political Science was the coordinator of this event.

Ms. Vandana, B.Sc. Physical Science 3rd year got the Meritorious Student Award carrying the reward money of Rs 10,000 from the Government of Delhi.

Dr. Rachna Mohan got the Best Teacher Award carrying the reward money of Rs One Lakh from the Government of Delhi.

 

The results for the academic session 2013-14 are:-

B. A. (Prog.) :

In B. A. (Pass) course semester III, 182 students out of 238 passed. The pass percentage was 76.47%. The no. of 1st divisions is 123. In semester IV, 151 students out of 234 passed. The pass percentage was 64.52%. The no. of 1st divisions is 101. In the Vth semester, 137students out of 186 passed. The pass percentage was 73.65 %. The no. of 1st divisions was 101. In VIth semester, 164 students out of 185 passed. The pass percentage was 88.64 %.The no. of students who secured 1st division was 129.

B. A.(Hons.) Hindi :

In B.A. Hindi (Hons.) semester-I, 49 students appeared and the pass percentage was 100%. The no. of students securing first division was 15.In semester-II, 48 students appeared and the pass percentage was 100%. The No. of students securing 1st division was 34. In semester-III, the no. of students appeared was 33 and the pass percentage was 54.5%. Seven secured 1st division. In semester-IV, the no. of students who appeared were 32 and the pass percentage is 81.25%. 11 students secured 1st division. In semester-V, 29 students appeared and the pass percentage is 82.75%. The no. of students securing first division is 14. In semester-VI, 29 students appeared and the pass percentage is 89.65%. 16 students secured first division.

B. Com.(Pass)

In B. Com (Pass), In semester-III, 110 students appeared and the pass percentage was 74.45%. The no. of students securing 1st division is 79. In semester-IV, 110 students appeared out of which 83.63 % passed.77 students secured first division. In semester-V, 96 students appeared and 91.66 % passed.94 students secured first division. In semester-VI, 96 students appeared and 98.95 % passed the exam . 90 students secured first division.

B. Sc. Physical Science :

In B.Sc, in semester-III, 67 students appeared . The pass percentage was 70.14%. The no. of students securing 1st division is 42. In semester-IV, 67 students appeared and the pass percentage was 61.19%. 43 students secured first division. In semester-V, 35 students appeared. The pass percentage was 70.59%. The no. of students securing 1st division was 26. In semester-VI, 34 students appeared. The pass percentage is 76.47% and 25 students secured first division.

FYUP :

  • In Erstwhile FYUP History(H) semester-I, the no. of students appeared was 80 and the pass percentage was 100%. 12 students secured first division. In semester-II, 77 students appeared and the pass percentage is 93.50 %. 30 students secured first division.

  • In Political Science(H) semester-I, 107 students appeared. The pass percentage was 100%. 34 students secured first division. Semester-II, 103 students appeared. The pass percentage is 100%. 67 students secured first division.

  • In Home Science(H) semester-I, 38 students appeared. The pass percentage is 97.36%. 28 students secured first division. In Semester-II, 38 students appeared. The pass percentage is 97.36%. 32 students secured first division.

  • In B.com (H) semester-I, 108 students appeared. The pass percentage is 100%. 78 students secured first division. In semester-II, 106 students appeared. The pass percentage is 100%. The no. of students securing first division is 85.

  • In Physics(H) semester-I, 83 students appeared with100% pass percentage. 69 students secured first division. In semester-II, 83 students appeared. The pass percentage is 100%. 75 students secured first division.

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