7.3 Institutional Distinctiveness
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· Catering Higher Education to the surrounding rural and tribal areas:
Primary vision of the College is to cater higher education to the students of the surrounding rural areas. The Pardi town is surrounded by a number of tribal and rural areas. The majority of the students belong to the socially and economically backward classes. So the institution help these students merge into the main stream of society by catering higher education to them.
· Women Empowerment:
Majority of the students of the college are girls. This year too, out of total strength of students (1187), the girl students hold 69.09 % of seats (820).
Women’s Cell and NSS units of the college organize a number of activities for gender issues. Guest-lectures for the same are organized. Defence training for the girls is also held.
· Holistic Development of Students:
The Institution aims at the holistic development of students. For that, a number of curricular, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension activities are carried out by the college. NSS and NCC activities also contribute to this aim.
The College runs two troop of NCC; onefor boys and girls each. Qualifying of the “C” certificate examination of NCC helps students get extra 2 points while applying for the government jobs.
There are 3 units of NSS in the College. Each unit is comprised of 100 volunteers. Thus out of total strength of the students, 300 students can opt NSS as their extra-curricular activity. The merit certificate given to the students for the outstanding performance in NSS activities help them get extra 2 points while applying for the government jobs.
· Institutional Scholarships:
A financial aid isextended to students in the form of scholarships. The students who score highest marks in their classes or subjects they have opted, are given cash prizes. The money for the same is funded by the faculties, the retired faculties and some philanthropists.
The Institution extends financial help to the needy students who are not eligible to get any scholarships from the government.
· Expenditure after the ad hoc staff:
The academic as well as administrative staffs are reducing every year as the employees retire. For the last few years, every year, on an average, two teachers retire. In the administration, we have only onepermanent staff - a junior clerk. In such circumstances, the institution has to spend a lot of money after ad hoc staffs. However, that has never resulted in the compromise in the quality of teaching-learning process.
· The Gold Medallists:
The college offers History at UG and PG levels. Only 4 colleges affiliated to Veer Narmad South Gujarat University offer this subject at PG level. Moreover, total 16 gold medals have been awarded to the students of History at UG and PG level so far.
· In the B.Com. Programme, Taxation is offered as an elective course. Only three colleges affiliated to Veer Narmad South Gujarat University offer this subject.