academic distinctiveness

Keeping Track with Broadening Horizon of Academics in 21st century: Introduction of New Programs and Courses

 

Sarojini Naidu College for Women was initially founded on the 14th of August 1956, primarily with the objective of rehabilitation of women refugees from erstwhile East Pakistan. Over the years the college has expanded by leaps and bounds and has established itself as one of the premier institutions for women’s education in the northern suburbs of Calcutta. Keeping in mind the changing demands of the time and society the college is venturing into newer fields of study keeping in mind the demands of the students, the challenges and necessities of the 21st century and providing a holistic education to the women of our country. At present the college offers about 200 combinations of subjects across different programs.

 

Introduction of CBCS with Semester structure in existing programs and courses:

The college introduced CBCS from the academic year 2018-19 in all the existing courses at the Under Graduate level. Simultaneously, the college also shifted from annual evaluation system to semester based system. The new students at the Under Graduate level were admitted under CBCS and Semester system.

CBCS with Semester structure was introduced in:

9 B.A.  Honors Programs, 1 B.A. General Program; along with 9 Honors Core Courses, 9 General Core Courses, 9 Generic Elective Courses, 4 AECC courses, 1 Language Core Course.

9 B.Sc. Honors Programs, 1 B.Sc. General Program; along with 9 Honors Core Courses, 11 General Core Courses, 11 Generic Elective Courses, 1 AECC course.

1 B.Com. General Program along with, 1 General Core Course, 1 Generic Elective Course.

 

Introduction of new programs and courses:

The college introduced the following emergent programs and courses in the academic year 2018-19.

3 B.A.  Honors Programs; along with 3 Honors Core Courses with specialization in Education, Geography and Computer Application, 3 General Core Courses, 3 Generic Elective Courses.

1 B.B.A. Honors with specialization in Tourism, Aviation and Hospitality.

3 B.Sc.  Honors Programs; along with 3 Honors Core Courses with specialization in Computer Science, Computer Application and Food and Nutrition, 3 General Core Courses, 3 Generic Elective Courses.

 

Introduction of Certificate/ Diploma Courses:

The college introduced and conducted 4 certificate courses namely ATMARAKSHA Certificate course in Karate and Self Defence, Basics of MS Excel, Basics of MS Word, Communicative English focusing on employability and skill development of students.

 

Introduction of Value Added Courses:

20 Value Added Courses from different areas were introduced during the year in which a total of 106 students participated.

 

Social Activities

Sarojini Naidu College for Women has been established on 14th August, 1956 by the initiative of the then Chief Minister of West Bengal Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, to rehabilitate the women refugees of erstwhile East Pakistan. Keeping the tradition of distinctiveness, the college has been taking initiative to bring more and more no of girls under the aegis of higher education and consistently diversifying the teaching-learning process. Not only that, the IQAC has encouraged all the members of the college to participate in various activities for social awareness and welfare programs.
The college revealed its concern for society at large during the COVID’19 situation as also the time of natural calamity. On behalf of Sarojini Naidu College for Women, relief was provided to the people affected by the Super-Cyclone Amphan in the Rupmari Gram-Panchayat area of Hingalgang in the district of North 24 Parganas. On 6th June, 2020, Dr Krishnapada Das and Professor Prantik Hansda of the Department Of Mathematics and Professor Azizul Biswas of the Department of History went to the cyclone-affected areas to distribute relief to 320 families of the Rupmari Gram-Panchayat. Two masks were distributed to each family to increase awareness about the necessity of adequate protection during the pandemic. Students also participated in preparation of the relief materials.
Teaching members of the college donated one day’s salary to the West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund for Covid relief and an amount of Rs. 50,000/ was donated to the PM Cares Fund on in May 2020.
 

Future Plan:

The college has taken an initiative to ensure horizontal and vertical mobility of the students in the academic arena. To ensure it, the college plans to offer a number of different types of elective courses, both inter and intra-disciplinary in nature in the coming semesters. The college aspires to be an academic hub of West Bengal in future.