IQAC Major Activities 2019-20

  • SYNERGY- An International Staff and Students Exchange Program
  • A Two-Day National workshop on 'Revised Assessment and Accreditation Framework for Higher Education in India based on NAAC guidelines’
  • Formal MOUs with
    • St. Aloysius College, Jabalpur (M.P)
    • St Xavier's College, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
    • International Skill Development Corporation (ISDC), (UK)
    • The Illustrate Official College of Psychologists of Eastern Andalusia (Spain)
    • St. Xavier's College, Kathmandu, (Nepal)
    • Fairfield Institute of Management and Technology,( New Delhi)
    • The Bhopal School of Social Sciences (Autonomous), Bhopal (MP)
    • St. Joseph's Tiruchirappalli, (Tamil Nadu)
    • Patna Women's College, Patna (Bihar)
    • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, (UK)
    • Institute of Management Accountants (USA)
    • Budget Analysis and Research Centre, Jaipur
    • Dotsquares Technologies Pvt. Limited, Jaipur
    • Faculty of Management Studies, Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur (FMS-IRM) (Rajasthan)
  • An International ‘Staff and Student Exchange Programme’to Singapore Institute of Management(under MOU)
  • Construction of Fortunatus Indoor Stadium as a part of Infrastructural upgradation


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IQAC Major Activities 2018-19

  • National Seminar on E Learning and MOOCs
  • National Workshop on Research Methodology and Data Analysis
  • Formal MOUs with
    • Govt. College of Arts, Science & Commerce (Goa)
    • Fr. Agnel College of Arts & Commerce (Goa)
    • Pillai College of Engineering, Mumbai (Maharashtra)
    • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
    • Carmel College of Arts, Science and Commerce for Women (Goa)
    • St. Anthony’s College, Shillong (Meghalaya)
    • Don Bosco College, Diphu (Assam)
    • Allen Career Institute, Kota (Rajasthan)
    • HMT Machine Tools, Ajmer (Rajasthan)
    • Bhartiya Skill Development University, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  • An International ‘Staff and Student Exchange Programme’to Singapore Institute of Management(under MOU)

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IQAC Major Activities 2017-18

  • National Workshop on Research Methodology
  • Formal MOUs with:
    • Government City College (A), Hyderabad (Telangana)
    • Dr. H. S. Gour University, Sagar (MP)
    • ParvatibaiChowgule College of Arts and Science (Goa)
    • Parishkar College of Global Excellence, Jaipur(Rajasthan)
    • Centre of Environment and Development Studies,Jaipur (Raj)
    • Kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous, Bangalore (Karnataka)
  • Developing of a Research and Geoinformatics Laboratory as a part of Infrastructural upgradation
  • An International ‘Staff and Student Exchange Programme’to Singapore Institute of Management(under MOU)

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IQAC Major Activities 2016-17

  • Seminar on ‘Personality Development and opportunities to Study Abroad’
  • Setting up of Additional P.G. block and Solar panel Installations as a part of Infrastructural upgradation
  • Sanction of three UGC sponsored Minor Research Projects
  • An International ‘Staff and Student Exchange Programme’to Singapore Institute of Management(under MOU)

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IQAC Major Activities 2015-16

  • Institution acquired Autonomous Status
  • Construction of a Half Olympic size Swimming Pool as a part of Infrastructural upgradation
  • An International ‘Staff and Student Exchange Programme’to Singapore Institute of Management(under MOU)
  • Formal MOUs with:
    • Scandinavian International Executive School, (Norway)
    • British Council, New Delhi

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Action Taken

  • A special open session was organised to acquaint the Parents about the functioning of Autonomy.
  • Parents are regularly notified for Parent Teacher Meetings, Examination dates, Important Events etc through SMS alerts and Web notifications.


Action Taken

  • A special open session was organised to inform the Semester results and overall functioning of Autonomy to the parents.
  • Student performance and progression is regularly notified to them during Parent Teacher Meetings. SMS alerts and Web notifications are used to update them about the examination dates, important Events etc.
  • The Parent Teacher Meeting provides a platform to interact with the concern teacher and keep a track on their wards attendance and academic growth.


Action Taken

  • Special Parent Teacher’s meetings with interactive open sessions with both parents and students was organised to discuss student performance and progression during the year.
  • On suggestions made by the students and parents, many Skill based courses were incorporated to the College curriculum including French language.
  • Annual E-Governance reports highlighted the techno-savvy planning and development, administration and financial functioning process of the Institution. The students/parent portal provides all necessary information about examination alerts, attendance, class performance as well as results.
  • Value added programmes were proposed and sanctioned in both BOM and AC for next session at the Post graduate level.
  • Students Exchange programs were initiated to Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore to promote students-industry interface and also give them field exposure.
  • Research being an essential component in the curriculum, numerous projects, internships, hands-on training sessions and educational trips were organized to provide academic discourses and enhance investigative culture amongst students.


Action Taken

  • Conduction of Parent Teacher meetings is an inevitable practice at Sophia Girls’ College, Ajmer (Autonomous). Parents are regularly updated about their wards’ performance and progression during the meetings.
  • For the benefit and appropriateness of all stakeholders, a customized Enterprise Resource Planning Portal has been developed wherein there is a provision of accessing E Content, E Tutorial, Web Resources and an exclusive feature of Self-Assessment. The ERP is in consonance with - The Four Quadrant Model of E-Learning (as prescribed by the UGC). The Student/Parent portal provides all necessary information about students’ enrolment, attendance, examination alerts, class performance which can be regularly monitored by the Parents.
  • The E-Governance report highlights the effective planning and development, administration and financial functioning process of the Institution through the online mode.
  • For the convenience of the stakeholders, results are declared online and there are provisions for procuring admit cards, transcripts and other documents through the same portal.
  • On the suggestion of stakeholders during Parent Teachers Meeting, Master’s Program in Chemistry, Diploma Programs in French, Journalism, Yoga and GIS were initiated this session.
  • The College sends regular updates about every event, functions, due dates, exam dates, College closure etc through SMS to the ward’s parents.
  • The College also has a provision of having a Parent Representative in their Statutory Body actively contributing to Institutional building. The Parents give their valuable suggestions for academic, professional and technical growth of the Institution.


Action Taken

  • Sophia Girls’ College organizes Parent Teacher meetings as an inevitable practice every three months. Parents are regularly updated about their wards’ performance and progression during the meetings.
  • The Institution follows The Four Quadrant Model of E Learning (as prescribed by the UGC). The customized Enterprise Resource Planning Portal of the Institution has a provision of accessing E Content, E Tutorial, Web Resources and an exclusive feature of students’ Self-Assessment. The Student/Parent portal provides all necessary information about students’ enrolment, attendance, examination alerts, class performance as well as results, which can be regularly monitored by the Parents as well.
  • During the CORONA Lockdown period in India, the Institution adapted a revolutionary step and strengthened its E Learning Mechanism. The experienced, knowledgeable and vibrant Staff of the Institution took a step ahead and conducted regular Online Classes for all students for a period on nearly two month using ZOOM, Google classroom, Hangout MEET, WEBX and ISPRING Desktop software teaching, mentoring and facilitating the ongoing learning process.
  • The Institution is sensitive and conscientious towards its stakeholders. The Student/Parent portal provides all necessary information about students’ enrolment, attendance, examination alerts, class performance. The results are declared online and there are provisions for procuring admit cards, transcripts and other documents through the students portals.
  • As per the suggestions given by the Parents during PTMs, the Institution introduced many new programs such as M.A in History, M. A in Sociology, B.Com. Hons., Integrated M.Sc. in Computer Science (4 years),
  • To keep the parents informed and abreast with the entire functioning of the Institution, the College sends regular updates about every event, functions, due dates, exam dates, College closure etc through SMS to the ward’s parents.
  • The College values the opinions of its stakeholders. It has a provision of having a Parent Representative in the Statutory Body, wherein they actively participate and give fruitful suggestion for the development of the Institution as a whole.


PARENT FEEDBACK FORM

S.No Points Under Consideration Below Avg. Average Good Very Good Excellent
1 Overall ambiance / infrastructure of the College
2 Administrative Office Support and response
3 Quality Of Education
4 Additional Facilities Like Library, Games, Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular activities
5 Value added programmes offered
6 Approachability and sensitivity of faculty
7 Completion Of Courses/Tests/Assignments
8 Periodicity of PTM’s
9 Regular Updates of The College Happenings
10 Timely updates on attendance
11 Field trips and Industry visits
12 Transparent and Reliable Examination System

Action Taken

  • A special session was organised to acquaint the Alumni about the newly acquired Autonomous status of the Institution and its functioning.
  • Alumni are regularly notified about the latest events and meets through SMS alerts and Social Media.


Action Taken

  • The Institutions has a strong Alumni Association which regularly meets to interact and strategically plan activities for the Institution’s growth.
  • Alumni are regularly notified about the latest events and meets through SMS alerts and Social Media.
  • The Alumni contributes in instilling values and help the students grow professionally, personally and socially performing different roles as counselors, educators, resource persons and employers as well.


Action Taken

  • The Annual Alumni Association meet was organized to discuss, interact and plan for the upcoming activities of the session. The significant alumni achievements were recognized and documented.
  • The Alumni Feedback is regularly collected and analyzed to keep a track of their Professionally, Personally and Social accomplishments and skills.
  • The Alumni have always contributed to their Alma Mater by performing different roles as counsellors, educators, resource persons and employers as well. They are members of important statutory bodies of the Institution contributing in curriculum design and suggesting courses/activities and programs on campus.

Action Taken

  • The Annual Alumni Association Meet ‘EkMulakat’ was organized on 18th February, 2018 to relive, share, interact and plan for the upcoming activities of the session. The significant alumni achievements were recognized and documented.
  • A tentativeplan was chalked out for organizing more vibrant and enriching programs by the different chapters under the aegis of the Solumni Association.
  • The Alumni Feedback was collected and analyzed to keep a track of their Professionally, Personally and Social accomplishments and skills.
  • Alumni Feedback on Curriculum has been a regular feature of the Institution, The College also has a provision of having an Alumni Representative in their Statutory Body actively contributing in the various aspects of academic functioning of the Institution.
  • They extend their valuable suggestions in curriculum design and evaluation as BOS members in all departments and insubstantially contribute in the following
    Course Applicability
    The quality of content delivered
    Flow of syllabi
    Marking scheme for the course
    Examination Pattern
    Employability
  • The Alumni has always contributed to its Alma Mater by performing different roles as Counsellors, Educators, Resource Persons and Employers as well. To keep them abreast with the latest avenues and functioning of the Institution, College sends regular updates about every event and functions to them via SMS.


Action Taken

  • The 60th anniversary of Sophia Girls’ College, Ajmer was celebrated in the form of a grandiose Alumni meet - REMINISCENCE 2019, wherein Alumni from the 1960 batch to 2019 participated whole heartedly. The alumni reminisced some ecstatic moments of their College days and shared those blissful experiences with the august gatheringto relive, interact and plan for the forthcoming such activities during the session. The plans were duly recorded and documented.
  • A tentativeplan was chalked out for organizing more vibrant and enriching programs by the different chapters under the aegis of the Solumni Association.
  • The College has a provision of having an Alumni Representative in their Statutory Body actively contributing in the various aspects of curricular and co-curricular functioning of the Institution. Alumni members share their valuable suggestions as BOS members in all departments and substantially contribute in the following areas,
    Course Applicability
    The quality of content delivered
    Flow of syllabi
    Marking scheme for the course
    Examination Pattern
    Employability
  • As per the suggestions given by the Stakeholders, the Institution introduced many new programs such as M.A in History, B.Com. Hons., Integrated M.Sc. in Computer Science (4 years), Functional English (optional Subject) and Maths.
  • Several Alumni Scholarships were also instituted on the grand eve of 60th anniversary of Sophia Girls’ College towards sponsoring Girl Education, Infrastructural Updation and Research Development.
  • The Institution has always recognized and treasured the contributions made by its Alumni who have always performed different roles ofcounsellors, educators, resource persons and employers for their Alma Mater.


ALUMNI FEEDBACK FORM

S.No Points Under Consideration Below Avg. Average Good Very Good Excellent
1 Overall ambiance / infrastructure of the College
2 Administrative Office Support and response
3 Infrastructure in College grown to your satisfaction
4 Sophia has instilled values in you
5 Does the College prepare students for the future:Professionally/Personally/Socially
6 Regular Updates of The College Happenings
7 Regular Alumni Meets Organised

Action Taken

  • An MOU was signed with the British Council to conduct a ‘Training for Trainers’ for the staff members. They in turn conducted language proficiency courses for the students to enhance the communication skills and increase their employability.
  • An International Exposure Programme was organised to Singapore Institute Of Management and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


Action Taken

  • English Communication classes are specially planned and conducted to train and groom English proficiency among students.
  • Value based course like skill development, entrepreneurship, management skills and vocational courses are the flagship programs of the institution, where in students are trained to be professionally competent.
  • An International Exposure Programme was organised to Singapore Institute Of Management and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


Action Taken

  • Employer Feedback analysis has been a regular feature of the Institution. Courses are designed and the syllabus is updated owing to its employability generation and entrepreneurship quotient.
  • English proficiency has ever since been a mandate of the institution where in special Communication/language classes are planned and organized to train and groom the students for the same.
  • The ‘Research Writing Cell’ of the Institution organizes regular workshops catering to writing skills on campus which benefits the students to enhance their flair for professional writing.
  • The ‘Innovation cell’ of the Institution takes an initiative to acknowledge student’s innovative ideas and unique talents and facilitate start-up events on campus for industrial exposure. They also provide a launching pad to the budding entrepreneurs of Sophia by exposing them to skills like manufacturing, designing, sales and also online marketing.


Action Taken

  • Employer Feedback analysis has been a regular feature of the Institution. Courses are designed and the syllabus is updated owing to its employability generation and entrepreneurship quotient.
  • The Institution lays special emphasis in grooming every student and enhancing their employability skills through courses like Personality development, Short Films and Documentation, Developing Mobile Applications, Soft Skills and Multimedia.
  • Courses in English Communication, Diploma programs in French, Journalism, GIS Training and Yoga, Value added programs in Tally, Basic Accounting, and SPSS are a few very popular proficiency building programs offered by the Institution in consonance to the market demands.
  • The ‘Research Writing Cell’ of the Institution organizes regular workshops catering to writing skills on campus which benefits the students to enhance their flair for professional writing and mass media.
  • The ‘Institutional Innovation Cell’ of the Institution (recognized by MHRD) dedicatedly works towards acknowledging student’s innovative ideas and unique talents and facilitate START-UP events on campus for industrial exposure. They also provide a launching pad to the budding entrepreneurs of Sophia by exposing them to skills like manufacturing, designing, sales and also online marketing.
  • Regular visits to different industries and training centres/internship programs and summer camps were organized to familiarize students with different aspects of manufacturing, processing, packing and marketing.
  • Interactive sessions on Nutrition Awareness and Entrepreneurshipwas organized by the Institution Innovation Cell wherein skills pertaining organizing small exhibitions and spreading knowledge about the organic products was imparted.
  • The College takes initiative in acknowledging its Star Entrepreneurs and provides assistance in setting up their own both offline and online stores.
  • The College also plays an active role of a finishing school grooming every student towards professional ethics and etiquettes, personality development and communicative skills making them globally competent.


Action Taken

  • Employer Feedback analysis has been a regular feature of the Institution. Courses catering to entrepreneurial skills and employability generation are designed and offered by the Institution.
  • The Institution excels in laying a strong foundation and grooming every student to a globally confident and competent citizen.
  • The College offers courses such as Personality development, short films an documentation, Developing mobile applications, Soft skills, Multimedia to augment their employability and entrepreneurial skills.
  • The ‘Institutional Innovation Cell’ (IIC) of the Institution (recognized by MHRD) dedicatedly works towards acknowledging student’s innovative ideas and unique talents and facilitate START-UP events on campus for industrial exposure. They also provide a launching pad to the budding entrepreneurs of Sophia by exposing them to skills like manufacturing, designing, sales and also online marketing. Several talks and interactive sessions by experts were organized for the Students under its aegis.
  • The IIC organized Chart making and logo designing competitions for the students to refine and polish their artistic instincts and develop their innovative potential towards product design.
  • Courses in English Communication, Diploma programs in French, Journalism, GIS Training and Yoga, Value added programs in Tally, Basic Accounting, and SPSS are a few very popular proficiency building programs offered by the Institution in consonance to the market demands.
  • A Language Lab was set up to provide the students proficiency in English Communication Skills.
  • The College Certifies and acknowledges its Star Entrepreneurs who have taken a pioneering leap in generating employability.


EMPLOYER FEEDBACK FORM

S.No Points Under Consideration Below Avg. Average Good Very Good Excellent
1 Do you find Sophiansacademically /professionallyconfident
2 Disciplined
3 Work Ethics
4 Understanding Core subjects and their Applications
5 Understanding New Technologies
6 Oral Communication Skills
7 Written Communication Skills