College Profile

Govt. Degree College for Women, Baramulla, is a government funded and administrated institution of learning exclusively established for the benefit of the girl students of the area expanding roughly over 225 sq K. mtrs of the north Kashmir, district Baramulla – a place known for its serene beauty, glory, educational ethos and a blend of religious groups living together in peace and harmony. The college is presently spread over a surface area of 37 kanals of land having fourteen building structures housing classrooms, laboratories, library,various departments & the administrative office.

The college has its own modest space for lawns, gardens and playground. It has, at present, a total strength of 60 teachers including permanent & contractual faculty. Besides, the college utilizes the services of around 55 non-teaching and support employees including permanently appointed as well as non-permanent hands. The college has state of art computer laboratories equipped with latest electronic gadgets and a library which houses about 26000 books. The college stands affiliated to the University of Kashmir and is recognized by the UGC under section 2 (f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act of 1956. The college is accredited with Grade ‘B’ under New Scheme by NAAC Bangalore and gets funds from the State Govt. and UGC.

The college is functioning since 1985 and offers under graduate courses of study only. The students are admitted to the three year courses of B.A/B.Sc./B.Com. & BCA in the month of March every year within an admission criteria generally framed and reviewed by two external agencies i.e., the department of Higher Education and the University of Kashmir. The college strictly adheres to the policy formulated by the Higher Education Department and the University of Kashmir while giving admission to economically & socially backward classes . Starting with a modest roll of 30 students in 1985, the college admitted 2600 students during the academic session 2017.

As a matter of the institutional tradition, the college faculty is considerate enough to the academic aspirations of the students and their overall personality development. The students, through their CR, do have liaison with the college administration in resolving the issues concerning them and thus actively contribute to the growth and development of the institution. The student community is encouraged to participate in “out of class room” activities organized both within and outside the college. Debates, symposia and sports competitions run parallel to class work as it duly contributes in the emancipation of the student personality and their relevance to the society. The inclusion of BCA course and other job oriented courses helped in keeping the general student community of the college alive to the latest trends and aids in the field of education.

In pursuance to academic excellence, the college has adopted its distinct vision and mission statements to guide and direct its functioning. The emancipation of rural women continues to remain the focus of the college operations as envisaged in the mission statement. For effective and democratic administration of the college affairs, the institution has always been encouraging decentralized governance. Hence, a number of recommendatory committees are framed at the start of each academic session to look after various aspects of college administration and campus activities.

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