Distinctive Area “Women Empowerment”
This college is located in the thickly populated area of Ulhasnagar, Dist.Thane, Maharashtra. The college locality is of middle and lower middle class people, majority of them staying in barracks/ chawls. It was observed by the Management that thegirl child was being deprived of higher education. Looking at their needs, the management introduced a college exclusively for girls with thetraditional course Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) in 1994. Subsequently, looking at the changing scenario of the society the management also introduced professional courses Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Commerce in Banking and Insurance (BCBI) and Master of Commerce (M.Com).
This is the only college exclusively for girls, affiliated to University of Mumbai, in the entire taluka of Ulhasnagar and the adjourning talukas like Kalyan, Murbad, Ambarnath, Shahapur etc. The location of this college has benefitted not only the girl students staying in the vicinity of the college but also belonging to adjourning talukas. By dint of quality education, security and empowerment skills imparted, the parents prefer to educate their girls through this Institution.
The vision of the institution is to strive hard to attain greater heights of excellence in higher education particularly for girl students. To attain this vision, the institution works on its mission of women empowerment which is also the need of our present society.
This institution by educating girl students, help them to inculcate human values and to undertake various social responsibilities to achieve excellence with quality in every sphere of life.The main objective of the institution is to impart higher education, both UG and PG, to strengthen their social, political, economic, judicial and other rights so that there will be no discrimination between men and women. Educating girls enable them to get respect, dignity and independence in their life and lifestyle, take decisions by their own choice, get equal opportunities in all areas and lead asecured life.
This institution is committed to enhance the welfare of the girl students in all respects. All eligible candidates are granted admission to the course of their choice. They are extended financial support by way of free ships, scholarships, payment of fees in installment etc. Special coaching is given to enhance their communication and soft skills. To enhance their confidence, interclass competitions are arranged and they are also encouragedto participate in co curricular activities. Efforts are made to improve their academic performance every year. Special attention has been given to differently disabled students.
In the field of academics, the students with low academic performance are also admitted to the programme and trained for 3 years intensively during the course of the programme to enable them to show better performance. The results of final year students in all programmes are around 80% every year with large number of First class and Second class. The credit of the good performance goes to the devoted teachers and hard working learners.
It is observed that after the completion of the programme, the students attain the course out come. Majority of students completing the programme, get absorbed in different fieldslike industries, business, higher education, teaching, etc. Students also get placed via campus drive.
This institution does not put heavy financial burden on the Government. Out of 4 programmes, 3 (75%) are self financing. Inspite of this, competent,qualified and experienced teachers have been appointed and students are provided with good infrastructure and other amenities.
To enhance the quality of education, academic and administrative audit, financial audit, green audit, environmental audit etc. are done yearly. Feedback has been taken from teachers, students, alumni, parents to find out the areas in which efforts are required for the holistic development of the students. Students Satisfaction Survey is conducted to attend to the areas in which students are not satisfied.
Under Women Development Cell conducted various programmes for Women Empowerment such as Swamini – A fight for self-respect of Women, Savitribai Phule Jayanti, Self – defence, session on Legal Rights of Women, Awareness on Women’s violence and cyber-crime, Women safety and its awareness. The College have celebrated International Women’s Day focusing on the theme Women Empowerment and Entrepreneurship also conducted various sessions related to Personal hygiene and women related health issues like PCODs, Skin related diseases, Eye-care, etc.
Skill Development Training is one of the most powerful tools for making a lasting impact on the personality of young generation. It is necessary to develop vocational skill to avail advantages of employment opportunities. Considering the above requirements, the college has taken initiatives to sign MOUs with various institutions i.e Tech Mahindra Udyogni Foundation for giving skill development training, Pidilite Industries for conducting six workshops under title “Artist in Me” to develop entrepreneurs skills, Citi Bank Edubridge for giving skill development training.
As a part of women empowerment, Institute helpsto students to secure their career through placements before completing graduation. Many companies like Unigrow Infranet, 4G Inforsource, ICICI Prudential, ICICI Banketc have invited. The vision of campus placement cell is to provide career guidance and placement opportunities to 100% students and to make them financially independent and hold a good social status. As on today college provided secure job to 260 students approximately.
College conduct seminars/workshops for students to boost their morale and create self-confidence within them. Seminars like Life-skill by NAZ, Career opportunities in management, career trends in banking, insurance and I.T sector, resume building and personality development etc.. are organized in apropos of women empowerment. It acts as a vehicle for the versatile development of their personality.
Performance of the institution in the distinctive area of “Women Empowerment” is visible through the continuous efforts for the holistic development of the girl students through the various activities it undertakes while simultaneously inculcating in them human, social and constitutional values.