Executive Summary


Institution at a Glance

SARBATI DEVI WOMEN’S COLLEGE was established in the year 1981 in a semi-urban industrial town of Rajgangpur in the densely tribal populated district of Sundargarh in the state of Odisha. The initial purpose was to provide opportunities for higher education for the poor and aspiring tribal girls with a vision to empower women in this underdeveloped region. The College is striving to fulfill its mission in the past 39 years. The College now offers undergraduate degree courses in both Arts (BA Hons) & Science Hons (B.Sc Hons). The College is affiliated to Sambalpur University which prescribes the curriculum and from the session 2016-17 it has implemented CBCS (Choice Based Credit System) as a part of the National Education Policy. Now all the pass subjects have been converted into Honours. The College offers Hons teaching in subjects like Economics, Education, Political Science, Odia, History, Home Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany & Zoology.


The founding Mother (Late Sarbati Devi) of Sarbati Devi Women’s College had envisioned this institution in a remote area of Sundargarh district to be a center for nurture and growth of girls from the weaker sections of the society like Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Caste , the women , the minorities , the Socially and Economically Backward Classes etc. and for enabling them to be a part of the main stream of the society and to achieve glory for themselves and for the nation through its expansion of education of high excellence to them and this Institution has lived up to the vision and dream of its founding mother.


To impart quality and value based education nurturing our young minds and improving them.
To strive to create the sustainable environment based on quality, justice and bring holistic development of the student.
To develop the institution as the centre of Excellence by equipping it with the latest infrastructure facilities like class rooms, computer laboratories.
To train the students intellectually as well as culturally for facing new challenges in the competitive world.
To provide the students with right kind of academic as well as aesthetic atmosphere so that they develop awareness for environmental protection being charged with high moral value.
To guide the students for an all round development of their personality. To provide all necessary technical and academic facilities for teaching and learning to the human resources of this Institution.
To equip every student with high potentiality in order to earn a social position and significance.


Sarbati Devi Women’s College, Rajgangpur is affiliated to Sambalpur University and has two programmes i.e., B A Hons & B Sc Hons at the undergraduate level. But, previously there is Pass & Hons in B A only. There is no other course, either technical or management. There was Functional English course in this College, sponsored by U G C, but now it has been discontinued. The curriculum of this College is prescribed, revised and up dated from time to time by Sambalpur University and the College has no role in the making of syllabus. The College offers Hons in Arts i.e., Education, Political Science, Economics, Odia, Home Science, History and Hons in Science i.e., Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology. There are elective subjects like Environmental Studies, Communicative English etc under CBCS system implemented from the session 2016-17.

Being an Affiliated Institution, the College follows all the academic guidelines prescribed by Sambalpur University and Common Minimum Standard decided by Dept. of Higher Education, Govt. of Odisha. However, the College uses various methods for effective curriculum delivery like Monthly Tests, Tutorial & Proctorial Classes, Special ability classes, Parents-Teachers meeting. The College ensures strict implementation of academic calendar of the institution as well as the one prescribed by the University.


The admission process is fully carried by the Dept. of Higher Education under SAMS i.e., Student Academic Management System and the selection is made by a Central Body taking into consideration merit and reservation as per Govt. guidelines. Regular teachers are appointed by the State Selection Board and College Governing body under the supervision of Dept. of Higher Education and some part timers are also appointed by the College Management. So, both the teachers and students are meritorious and create a very healthy academic atmosphere in the Campus.
The learning process is not limited to class room teaching only. It is supplemented by different programmes organized by various units of the college like NSS, NCC and Red Cross as well as group discussion and seminars. The College calendar plays a very significant role as everything including the syllabus have been elaborately described in it and the teachers and students perform their academic as well as extra-curricular & co-curricular activities accordingly. Students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities like essay, debate, quiz, creative writing, song, dance, fine arts, alpana, mehndi etc. Teachers are encouraged to participate in refresher courses to update their knowledge of the subject.
Evaluation of the students is a continuous process and teachers adopt various methods like class tests, very similar tests, group discussion etc. Pre-tests and Test Examinations are held before the University Examinations. Students take the help of question bank to be acquainted with various types of questions.


Infrastructure of the college, though not adequate, is available as per our academic requirement. The College is situated in the heart of the town on a patch of 3.95 acres of land of its own. The College has a Library, Reading room, SAMS Resource Centre, Gymnasium, Hostels for girls, Laboratories, a big open stage and one quarter for hostel superintendent etc. in the college campus. There are sufficient numbers of class rooms which are used for teaching and seminar activities.
The College has received funds from UGC, Tribal Welfare Department, Govt. of India and Dept. of Higher Education, Govt. of Odisha for development of infrastructure like construction of library, class rooms and hostels. The College has received funds from UGC for purchase of books for library and computers for SAMS Lab.
The College library has around 9000 Text & Reference Books and it is systematically distributed to the students by the members of staff of the Library. Library plays an important role for the academic growth of the students. However, College doesn’t have an auditorium and a play ground. The College also needs more class rooms taking into account the increasing number of students.


Students are the most vital and precious assets of the institution. An educational institution cannot be imagined without students. Proper selection process for admission into Degree classes is managed by the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of Odisha under Student Academic Management System (SAMS). Merit and reservations for SC / ST /OBC /PHS as per Govt. guidelines as the only criteria for admission.
The meritorious students always get special attention by providing them different types of scholarships like Medhabruti, PMS (ST/SC/OBC), National scholarship etc. sponsored by the Govt. of Odisha & Govt. of India. The College also provides some scholarships out of interest accrued of the fixed deposit donated by some noble persons such as Mohini Sood Memorial cash prize (Rs. 1,50,000/-), Dr. Pragati Mohanty Memorial cash prize (Rs. 30,000/-) and Sri. Hari Pattnaik Cash prize (Rs. 50,000/-).
The students are encouraged to participate in different activities at the College, Inter- College, University, District, State & National level in NSS, Red Cross, NCC and Sports etc. The achievements of our students at this level are note worthy and it helps them to build their career.
The institution gives importance to the safety & security of the students as it is a women’s college. There are anti-ragging & anti-harassment cell to new comers. The teachers and students maintain a very healthy & cordial relationship and enrich the life in the campus.


The institution is a fully aided Non-Govt. College controlled by Dept. of Higher Education, Govt. of Odisha, but managed by Governing Body of the College of which the local MLA is the President and the Principal is the Secretary of the Governing Body. The members of teaching and non-teaching staff receiving the salary from the Govt. are governed under the principle of transfer and posting by the Dept. of Higher Education. But, the management staff are being recruited and paid under the policy of the management by the governing body of the college. The institution functions smoothly even though there are two types of staff.
The Principal is the sole authority of the College as far as academic, accounts, co-curricular, extra-curricular activities are concerned. He takes all the decisions in consultation with all members of staff. But, the general policy of the Dept. of Higher Education, Govt. of Odisha and the College Governing Body are the basis of functioning of the College. The College has a Staff Council under the chairmanship of the Principal and it is being held time to time to take decisions in respect of academic activities. Every year, Govt. provides Common Minimum Standard (CMS) which is like a academic calendar and it helps to perform the activities of the College. The institution also conducts meeting of IQAC which is a guiding force of our performance. The faculties are encouraged to enhance their ability through seminars, refresher courses, research publications etc.
Transparency is always maintained by the members of staff and particularly by the persons in charge of account section. Every year, an internal audit is being conducted for checks and balance, even though the institution is audited by the Local Fund Audit of Govt. of Odisha.



The institution in addition to chalk and talk method always manages the class room teaching with ICT GADGETS with a view to enhance teaching and learning process. Every department are doing seminar classes with ICT mode in each quarter. We have also provided computer set with internet connections in reading room to enhance e- learning facilities to the students as well as faculties. The college is always on the way to involve stakeholders like students, staffs, parents, members of Governing body for the overall development of the institution. The career counseling cell is functionally operating and undertakes mock tests for final year students to face competitive examinations after graduation.


BEST PRACTICE -1: Regular cleanliness of local cremation place.

The College has Active Units in NSS, NCC, YRC wings under the able leadership of Programme Officers. All the Units are actively engaged in several activities within and outside the college. Some of these are:
- Cleanliness of local cremation place.
-Swachhata Pakhawada Program
-Tree Plantation Program
-One NSS Volunteer Participated in State Republic Day Parade
-Observance of World Aids Day
-NSS Volunteers participated in “Annual Road Safety Week “programme.

BEST PRACTICE -2: Maintenance of Environment Friendly campuses and making it plastic free.

The college campus is environment friendly green campus. It has lots of perennial and seasonal plant species. The college regularly maintains these plants species. Campus is a Swachha (clean) one. It is tobacco and plastic free zones. The college also maintains precaution in making disposal of the laboratory wastes. All chemical fertilizers are replaced by bio-fertilizers for use in the college campus.


1. The students are our real strength who are first or second generation learners, but are disciplined, hard working and determined to achieve their goals.
2. The college is situated in the mid of the town of Rajgangpur in the Tribal District of Sundargarh with better communication facility.
3. This is the only women college in the entire block imparting education to the poor and needy tribal girls up to UG level with Hostel facility.
4. That this college has its own land area for expansion of infrastructure.
5. We have efficient and dedicated staff.
6. The College has a active and functional IQA CELL
7. The Average results of the college is higher than state ratio
9. The Accounts dept. of the college is automated, audited and updated.
10. The students’ participation in sports is satisfactory.
11. The student intake/Admission in all courses in this college is remarkable.
12. Safe and Secured Environment for girl students having Hostel facility.
13. The Library of the college is fully automated with sufficient books, magazines, journals and infrastructure.
14. More than 80% students receive scholarship for continuing their study in UG level.
15. The College has 3 phase power supply and installed 64 KVA transformer of its own.
16. Our institution has been selected by WORLD BANK under OHEPEE by Govt. of Odisha under Dept. of Higher Education and received Rs.4.36Cr for various Civil and non civil works.
17. Continuous Internal Assessment and Semester System of Examination for UG courses .
18. Adequate class rooms, laboratories, facilities for sports, games and library.
19. Eligible students are financially supported by various scholarships.
20. The toppers of various Departments are felicitated with Cash Awards in the annual Function.
21. Performance evaluation through self appraisal and feedback by stake holders.
22. Extensive rainwater harvesting system, use of power saving LED light system and proper waste disposal system are present in the campus.


1. The college lacks its own play ground and sufficient sports equipment to grab the sports potentiality of students.
2. Research and publication by the faculty remains a concern
3. Need for more Research Supervisors for doctoral and post-doctoral research is a challenge.
4. Since the institution is State Government aided College and non-salary aided funds from State Government are not given since last decade,. Proper maintenance of infrastructure remains a challenge.
5. Appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff by State Government is not done on a regular basis to fill up the vacancies caused due to transfer and superannuation .Non filling Aided teaching and nonteaching posts increases the student teacher ratio and financially burdens the College.
6. Due to extension of regular curriculum andregular examination, coaching for competitive examinations like Union Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission, Banking, Odisha Public Service Commission, etc are less possible.
7. Involvement of Alumni at Institute level is less.
8. The students have poor communication skill.


1. The College can be a nodal centre to impart ICT skill to the students of our college and other colleges in the vicinity.
2. To have more collaborations in students and faculty exchange programmes at National and International level.
3. Establishment of strong research potential among faculties by funded research projects and publication of research papers.
4. To start B com. , PG and professional courses leading to employment and employability.
5. Augmentation of infrastructural facilities.
6. To establish academia-industry collaboration in the field of research, student internship and employment.
7. Encouraging more students to participate in NCC, NSS, YRC, Rovers and Rangers activities.
8. The college can provide skill development training facility to the poor and tribal girls for employability.
9. Improving enrolment, retention and On Time Graduation of ST/SC and female students


1. Poor socio economic background along with less communication skill of the students is a challenge.
2. Lack of interest and enthusiasm among the Tribal girls to march ahead.
3. Encouraging students for competitive examinations and higher studies.
4. Networking and strengthening relationship with stakeholders.
5. More focus on Industrial training for faculty and students for employability is a challenge.
6. Girl students with varied socio- economic background.
7. Research and ICT culture among faculty is also a big challenge.
8. The college lacks its own play ground and sufficient sports equipment to grab the sports potentiality of students.
9. To create additional boarding facilities for students.
10. Lack of training to support staff is also a challenge to work in tune with new system.
11. Non availability of Government funds for non salary Grant in aid.
12. To maintain proper ratio of students to teachers.
13. Non appointment of Teaching and non-teaching staff by Government leading to financial burden on College.