NAAC Peer Team Visits GDCW Kathua

Kathua:- NAAC Peer Team Visits GDCW Kathua: The National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) Peer team visited Govt. Degree College for Women (GDCW) Kathua for the first cycle of NAAC Assessment on August 22nd and 23rd, 2022. The NAAC Peer team was led by the Chairperson, Prof. (Dr.) Renu Jain, Member Coordinator Prof. (Dr.) Kuldip Kour, and Member Dr. Binod Kumar.

On August 22nd, the NAAC peer team was formally welcomed by the Principal, Dr. Sangita Nagari, convener of the Advisory Committee, Mr. Ashwani Khajuria, and coordinator of IQAC, Ms. Ravinder Kour, along with the staff and students of the college. The peer team was escorted and welcomed by the NCC cadets, NSS volunteers, and student council.

The formal lighting of the lamp was done by the Peer team with Deep Stuti, presented by students under the supervision of Dr Varchaskam Sharma. Dr. Sangita Nagari, Principal, delivered a Power Point Presentation in detail about the profile and various criteria of the Self Study Report of the College. Peer team members interacted with all the Heads of Departments and saw the Power Point Presentations of different subjects being taught in the college.

Then, they visited all the laboratories in the college and inspected the physical facilities available there. They also visited the Dogra Heritage Corner, Botanical Garden, Poly House, Girls’ Common Room, NCC and NSS rooms and interacted with the students, NCC cadets, NCC caretaker Dr Vaishno Devi, NSS volunteers, and NSS Program Officer Dr Arun Dev Singh and took feedback about the various activities conducted by them. The Peer Team also met the official from the University of Jammu, Dr. Rajiv Rattan Sharma, Director CDC, and the representative from the Department of Higher Education, Mr. Satpal, Under Secretary to Govt.

The Peer Team inspected the college library and its automation, sports facilities, the browsing center, and various clubs and cells in the college. They also interacted with the parents, alumni, students, and all other stakeholders of the college. A meeting with all members of the College IQAC committee was also held in which the working of College IQAC was analysed.

Later, a grand cultural evening ‘Kalotsava’ was organised in the honour of NAAC Peer Team members, in which students presented a beautiful cultural programme depicting the rich cultural heritage of J&K under the supervision of Dr Surekha Rani, HOD in Music.

On August 23rd, the Peer Team members visited the Canteen, Establishment, and Accounts Sections of the College and interacted with non-teaching staff members. A discussion with the principal and coordinator of IQAC was also held. Later, in the evening, an exit meeting was conducted, in which the NAAC Peer Team was formally welcomed by the principal.

The NAAC Chairperson gave valuable suggestions for further augmentation of quality in the overall development of the college and handed over the report to the college Principal. The Vote of Thanks was presented by Ms. Ravinder Kour, Coordinator IQAC. It is pertinent to mention here that all the HODs, conveners, NSS Programme Officer, NCC Caretaker, PTI, teaching and non-teaching staff members actively participated in the whole process.

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