Bangabasi College

Bangabasi College

Affiliated to the University of Calcutta
Applied for NAAC Re-Accreditation, 2017 (2nd Cycle)

IQAC

Bangabasi College was accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council for the first time in 2007. Since then, in the absence of IQAC, the 'Academic sub-committee', in conjunction with the'Teachers' Council' chalked out the development plans for the college.

IQAC was first formed in 2013 as per GB resolution,dated 26.04.2013. Dr.Utpal Chatterjee became the 1st Co-ordinator and carried out his responsibilities up to 31st October, 2015.

In the Governing Body meeting held on 05/10/2015, IQAC was re-constituted. Dr.Rupa Mukhopadhyay (Bose) has taken over the charge of Co-ordinator of IQAC, with effect from 1st November, 2015 and has successfully steered IQAC till date.

The institute proclaims a Quality Policy and encourages the IQAC with full power and authority in institutionalising the quality assurance processes. The Governing Body empowers the IQAC to initiate and sustain all quality assurance initiatives with appropriate ratification of all such quality assurance processes.

OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITIES:

Strategies of IQAC:

  • Planning and preparation of proposals to implement the Recommendations of the NAAC Peer Team during the Cycle 1 Visit for Assessment and Accreditation in 2007.
  • Preparing the Annual Quality Assurance Reports for amassing and documenting the quality assurance initiatives taken during the last few years.
  • Preparing the Reaccreditation Report for onward submission to NAAC and  sustaining the quality assurance initiatives.

Functions of IQAC:

Internal Quality Assurance Cell of the College has developed several quality assurance mechanisms within the existing academic and administrative system. These are as follows :

  • From the beginning, the main objective of the Cell is to plan and implement quality initiatives and evaluate. It follows its calendar for meetings, quality agenda and maintains its proceedings.
  • Placed Plans and proposals for implementation of the recommendations of the first NAAC Peer Team visit in 2007 and also the upcoming ones.
  • It circulates its plan and takes steps for implementation.
  • It supports to conduct workshops, awareness programmes, special lectures on quality innovations, curricula, Teaching-Learning & Evaluation, Research oriented seminars etc. It analyses the feedback received from Students.
  • It coordinates with all stakeholders for their opinions and advices for quality sustenance and quality improvement.
  • It actively co-ordinates the dissemination of information on various quality parameters of higher education.
  • It plans and supports effective implementation for Total Quality management, Curricula development, Teaching-Learning and evaluation, Research, Consultancy and Extension activities for all stakeholders.
  • It regularly prepares the Reports for AISHE since 2008.
  • It organises and prepares data for all peer team visit since its formation.(State Government in 2008 & 2013 and University for CPE in 2008).
  • It organizes the documentation of the various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement.
  • It collects, maintains and analyses documents and document evidences directly or through the College Office. It has prepared the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) andhas  submited it to NAAC for last nine years.
  • It analyses the feedback received from all stakeholders and inform the concerned about its outcome for correction and amelioration. It also appreciate & encourage and provide support required by all staff for their and quality sustenance and quality improvement in teaching, Research & administration.
  • It is working continuously for Development of Quality Culture in the institution.

The decisions of the IQAC that have been approved by the management and implemented in the recent years :

  • Extension, renovation and modernisation ( with new sophisticated instruments, chemicals, specimens and others necessary equipment)  of  all science laboratories,
  • Renovation of Students’ Canteen and Common Rooms (Boys and Girls), Students' toilet (in each floor of the college building) & a third gender toilet.
  • An well-equipped Gymnasium (with well-trained Instructor) is established  for the benefit of the students.
  • College Auditorium has been thoroughly renovated with modern equipments and lighting facilities.
  • Renovation of  college playground situated at prime location,  just opposite to Eden Garden (with proper tent facility).
  • Installation of water purifier machine to provide safe drinking water and provision of  cold drinking water facilities.
  • Installation of two large generator sets to ensure uninterrupted power supply.
  • ‘Facility of CCTV cameras’ has been provided for better supervision and efficient management of the college.
  • Optimisation and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning in all departments.
  • Each and every department is provided with computer facilities (Laptop/Desktop) and also with internet facility for improving their teaching and learning skill.
  • Various departments and ‘ library’ have been  provided with LCD Projectors.
  • Department of Zoology (with both UG and PG courses) has the facility of a smart classroom and another smart classroom for all departments has been come up recently.
  • Department of Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Zoology and Commerce have the facility of their own ICT based laboratories.
  • The Principal’s office and the office of the college have been thoroughly renovated and customize software and LAN installation have provided for better co-ordination.
  • Transparent and Technology enabled  Admission Procedure has been introduced.
  • Office staff are provided with training-learning by doing – to make use of modern software for payment of salary and admission of students.
  • Library Automation. Procurement of latest books, professional journals, daily newspapers and e-books and e-journals have been provided with.
  • IQAC has appreciated the necessity of empowering/re-empowering teachers and enabling them to make use of hardware, software and web applications and be a task enabler
  • Promotion of Research and Publication by Faculty
  • IQAC provides the teachers with appropriate software and web applications in the form of the following
    1. Teaching Aid software
    2. Students Profile mapping software
    3. Online exam web applications
  • Students are provided with several online supports, like
    1. SMS Gateway for faster communication
    2. Feedback on curriculum and Institutional provisions
    3. Training and practice for competitive examination
    4. MCQ assessment on subject related examinations
  • To cater the needs of the students there are, G.B. approved, Placement, Counselling, Womens', Anti-ragging, Equal Opportunity and Grievance Redressal Cells.
  • The Governing Body in 2015 has included an external quality assurance member,  having expertise in making the IQAC more functional.
  • The IQAC coordinator plays an important role in communicating and engaging staff in the quality assurance activities of the institution.

CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL (IQAC)

Members Name Designation
Chairperson Dr. Subrata Sankar Bagchi Principal, Bangabasi College
Coordinator Dr. Rupa Mukhopadhyay (Bose) Associate Professor in Zoology, Bangabasi College
Teacher Member Dr. Aryya Mitra Associate Professor in Zoology, Bangabasi College
Teacher Member Dr. Sk. Raju Ali Associate Professor in Commerce, Bangabasi College
Teacher Member Dr. Sujay Pattanayak Associate Professor in Chemistry, Bangabasi College
Teacher Member Dr. Partha Ghosh Associate Professor in Physics, Bangabasi College
Teacher Member Sri Sujit Chatterjee Librarian, Bangabasi College
Nominee from Employers/Industrialists/Stakeholders Dr. Amulya Kr. Samanta Retd. Professor, Bangabasi Evening College
DPI nominee
Management Expert Prof. Ranajit Goswami Faculty Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management and Retired Professor, Bangabasi College
Nominee from Alumni Association Dr. Bholanath Mullick Retired Professor of Chemistry , Bangabasi College