The curriculum of the college is delivered through an efficient mechanism of academic planning and monitoring. As an affiliated college we have limited scope of devising our independent curriculum but through various existing mechanisms we have been able to provide effective feedback to the University through participation in Undergraduate Board of Studies in the University of Calcutta.
Since most of our students are from economically disprivileged backgrounds, it is an important mission of our college to make education meaningful and useful for the students. We believe we have succeeded to a very large extent demonstrated by the huge demand from students for admission to college. At present we have about 3400 students in the college, despite the fact that we do not have any provision for life science and basic science subjects.
Our college offers 15 programmes, including 11 honours and one major programme Vocational courses. We are in the process of introducing three post-graduate programmes from the next academic session. Self-financed programmes are also on the anvil and we plan to start a Post-Graduate Diploma course in the next session as well.
The Academic Calendar of all departments comprises the entire curriculum broken down into actionable modules spread and supplemented with value-added elements. These modules are made known to the students and other stakeholders at the beginning of each session
We use the physical infrastructure developed in the last few years — like the auditorium and seminar rooms along with ICT infrastructure consisting of high speed internet enabled computers to make the curriculum more interesting and meaningful by using audio-visual clips to supplement our classes along with innovative techniques involving student seminars, mock exercises, publishing lab journals, publishing in free websites.
We also organize regular lectures/seminars/workshops by academics and experts, through study tours and through interaction/association with external research bodies/agencies.
There is an effective online student feedback mechanism to aid in focusing students’ needs, apart from a monitoring mechanism involving formal parent-teacher interactions, regular meetings with the Principal and the Teachers’ Council and also the statutory Academic Subcommittee. The Career counseling cell of the college has also organized various interactions with representatives from the Industry and other professional bodies. Additional motivational and skill development presentations are also organized for the students to make them aware of the demands of the Industry for its human resources.