One Day Orientation Course for NSS Volunteers
NSS Unit-1 organized One day orientation course for NSS volunteers on 28th May, 2014 at 11.30 in the college campus. The Chief Guest of the event was Prof. Mehraj-U-Din Mir Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Central University. Speaking in his presidential address Hon’ble Vice Chancellor laid stress on social work and further added that it should start from home. Prof. Farooq Ahmad Khan Guest of Honour co-ordinator NSS Wing University of Kashmir gave a motivational Lecture to NSS volunteers and appreciated work of College NSS wing. Prof. Shaheen Altaf Principal special guest of the event, threw light on the NSS and the various NSS activities of the college conducted during last and this session. The other speakers Mr. Masroof Ahmed from NSS ex student Anantnag Boys College and Rehana from Beerwa College also talked about their experiences as NSS volunteers .
health Camp By NSS
The NSS wing of the college organized a Health Camp in collaboration with Indian Red Cross Society, Kashmir Chapter in the wee hours of 13th May, 2014. The chief guest on the occasion was Mr. Farooq Ahmad Shah, District Development Commissioner, Srinagar who inaugurated the camp. He laid stress on various health issues and organizing various awareness programmes relating to adolescent age group problems. Mr. Jabbar Chakat (Honorary Secretary Red Cross Society, Kashmir (J&k) ) was the guest of honor. Madam Principal (Prof. Shaheen Altaf) while speaking on this occasion threw light on various problems faced by students and various measures taken by the college to combat the same.
The Indian Red Cross Society (Kashmir Chapter) team comprised of:
1 Mr. Abdul Jabbar Chakat, Honorary Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Regional Branch, Kashmir.
2 Dr. Aneela Alamdar,
3 Dr. Mohammad Rafiq
4 Mr. Fayaz Ahmad, Programme Officer
5 Mr. Shakeel Ahmad (Incharge Health Camp and other paramedical staff members comprising of
a) Mrs. Naseema Wani (Immunization Teacher)
b) Ms. Shaheen (Medical Assistant)
c) Mrs Zarina
The Doctors provided free consultation to the students and the staff of the college. Medicines for various ailments were also distributed among the staff and students. The main aim of conducting the programme is
1 Free medical checkup and distribution of medicines.
2 Identification of any serious ailments and extension of referral services to the masses.
3 Counciling and guidance to students on various female health issues.
1 Dr. Nighat Ara (NSS Programme Officer Unit I )
2 Prof. Suzana Bashir (NSS Programme Officer Unit II )
3 Dr. Syed Aijaz (NSS Programme Officer Unit III
Programme on Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme
A sensitization workshop/ Training Programme on Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme for J&K for Principals of various Degree Colleges/academic administrators and senior faculty members was held in the college on 6th of May 2014. The workshop was organized by AICTE in collaboration with Higher Education Department J&K. The resource panel from AICTE comprised of Prof. S. S. Mantha, Chairman AICTE, Prof. A. S. Panth, Vice Chairman AICTE and Mr. Rathore, Secretary AICTE. Mr. Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmad (IAS), Secretary Higher Education J&K also graced the occasion.
In his opening remarks Secretary Higher Education J&K outlined the broad contours of the scheme and highlighted the problems faced by the students in the past due to ill information and exploitation by certain touts. He informed the audience that the State Higher Education department has been pursuing various problems faced by the students with AICTE and Inter Ministerial Committee of MHRD. To overcome such problems it was decided that from 2014-15 the state higher education department will play a greater role in the implementation of the scheme, by involving various degree colleges of the state to act as facilitation centers for the eligible students.
The session started with the presentation made by the resource persons wherein they highlighted certain aspects of the scheme. An interactive session was conducted by the chairman AICTE, Prof. S. S. Mantha with the parents/guardians who explained the various aspects of the scheme besides answering the queries from the audience. He assured the parents that AICTE with active participation of State Higher Education department has tried to plug all the loopholes in the scheme and shall also try to mitigate the difficulties faced by the students already admitted in various institutions in the past years, whenever a genuine complaint is received.
The workshop ended with a vote of thanks by Prof. Z. A. Chat, Nodal Principal Kashmir Division.
Govt. College for Women,
M.A. Road, Srinagar.
A tribute to Miss. Mehmooda Ahmed Ali Shah
The Govt. College for Women, M.A. Road, Srinagar, a pioneer in women education in the state was established in 1950. At that time the Kashmir society was economically and educationally backward. One can well imagine the plight of women folk in that dark hour of history. The only weapon to wage a war against oppression and ignorance & the only hope to restore the lost dignity of mankind in general and women in particular was education
Miss. Mehmooda Ahmed Ali Shah was one of the few women of her times to have persued higher education. She did graduation from Kinnaird College, Lahore, and Post-Graduation from Govt. College Lahore and also B.T. from Punjab University. After returning to valley she was stunned to note the world of difference in the opportunities available to women in and outside the state.
She observed that women had a desire, willingness and aptitude to learn and better their lot but they were denied entry into the realm of education. Miss. Mehmooda Ahmed Ali Shah was fortunate enough to have parents who treated all their children alike. She felt strongly the need to develop a kind of awareness among the people to realize the importance of imparting education to both boys and girls alike. Women’s college, M.A. Road, Srinagar provided an opportunity for Miss. Mehmooda as its Principal (1954—1974) to become part of the changing scenario. Her thinking was also influenced by friends that included tall personalities like Mrs. Indira Gandhi former Prime Minister of India, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad the then education minister Mrs. Aruna Asif Ali, the luminary poets Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Kaifi Azmi, Sajjad Zaheer besides Mr. Saiffud-din Kichloo, Mr. Krishan Chandra and Mr. Mian Iftikhar-ud-din. The association of these comrades provided an impetus to Miss. Mehmooda to break the shackles of feudal restraints. Providing equal opportunities of higher education to women of the state become a passion for her. She had a vision to see Jammu & Kashmir women as professors, doctors, engineers, lawyers, social and political workers. Although, higher and technical education was being imparted to women all-over India, J&K probably was the only state with no such avenues. The setting up of Govt. College for Women with just 15 students on rolls of learning for the daughters of the soil was a dream come true. The institution today has blossomed into a seat of higher learning with over 22 departments and more than 7000 students.
Miss. Mehmooda Ahmed Ali Shah illuminated the torch of higher education for women with zeal and infinite honesty. The college has become the harbinger of change for the advancement in the field of female education and today the college does not only cater to the educational needs of the undergraduates but also to the post-graduate students of the valley. The college in a great measure owes its success to Prof. Mehmooda Ahmed Ali Shah
The people of the state in general and academic fraternity in particular shall always remember her contribution in furthering the cause of women education in the state.
Prof. Shaheen Altaf
International women's day 2014
To celebrate the International Women’s Day. Women’s Study Centre of Govt. College for Women M.A. Road,
Srinagar organized an event on 8th of March, 2014 to honour the under privileged women sponsored by Idara Falah Aam Waqf,
Aalamgeer Complex, Alamgari Bazar, Srinagar. The principal of the college Prof. Shaheen Altaf along with the members of WSC
of college flagged off the event and the members visited the Waqf and interacted with the members of the Waqf Mrs. Safina
Wani, Dr. Kauser Jabeen and Dr. Fauzia Ali.
Idara Falah Alam (Waqf) is working as a charitable organisation from 12-12-1984 with the aim of providing relief, medical
help, imparting training and coaching facilities to needy, unemployed, handicapped orphan, widows and destitute women.
The coordinator WSC Prof. (Dr.) Rafiya Rashid organised this outreach with the organiser of the Waqf Mr. Shabir Qadi and
members of WSC spent a day with the students and offered all the help in nurturing the needs of the students. The event was
concluded by providing as a token of love a stationery kit to the students by the members of the Women’s Study Centre.
Prof. Rafiya Rashid
Women’s Study Centre
Govt. College for Women,
M.A. Road, Srinagar.
Workshop on special scholarship scheme
Govt. college for women , M.A. Road, Srinagar organised one day workshop on Awareness of special scholarship scheme
(SSS) on 9th July,2013 under the patronage of Department of Higher Education.Pertinently the "SSS" has been launched by Govt.
of India for the students of the State of Jammu & Kashmir.The workshop was attended by the students of Kashmir province
and various dignitaries which included Hon'ble member Parliamentarians Prof .Saif-ud-din Soz and Mr. G.N. Ratanpuri.The
resource persons included Dr. R.C. Meena Economic Advisor MHRD,Govt. of India, Dr.Avinash Panth Vice Chairmen AICTE, Dr. R.S.
Rathore Deputy Director AICTE and Prof.Nalini Kohli Director Colleges.The Hon'ble MP Prof.Saif-ud-din Soz impressed upon the
students of the valley to avail the benefits offered under the Prime Ministers Scholarship scheme.The Hon'ble MP highlighted
the glorious past of the Host College and appreciated the efforts of the collage administration in maintaining the traditions
of the institution.Hon'ble MP Mr. G.N. Ratanpuri dwelt at length on the scheme and impressed upon the officials of MHRD &
AICTE to make the scheme were student friendly.In her welcome address principal of the Host college Prof.Shaheen Altaf
appreciated Department of Higher Education for their efforts in helping the institution to organise the workshop and advised
the student participants to fully avail the benefits offered under the scheme.The workshop started with a powerpoint
presentation by Dr. Avinash Panth Vice Chairman AICTE regarding Prime Ministers special scholarship scheme followed by a
question answer session in which the student participants , NGO's, Parents and teachers were given an opportunity to share
their views and any impediments they faced in opting for the scheme.The queries of the participants were responded by
officials from MHRD, AICTE, Director Colleges and Hon'ble MP Mr. G.N. Ratanpuri .The proceeding of the function were
conducted by Dr. Yasmeen Ashai Coordinator IQAC and the workshop concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by the Staff
Secretary Prof. Rubeena J.Khateeb.
Sd/ Dr. Aijaz Ahmad Hakak
Joint Staff Secretary
New principal joins the college
Prof. Shaheen Altaf, academician of repute of the state took over as the principal of the college on 30th April, 2013.
To mark the occasion a function was held in the Conference Hall of the college to bid adieu to the superannuating principal
Prof. Tanveer Ara and to extend welcome to Prof. Shaheen Altaf. Besides the staff of the college, the function was also
attended by the former and incumbent principals of the colleges of the valley. While paying glorious tributes to the
outstanding contribution made by Prof. Tanveer Ara in her exemplary service career as a teacher and academic administrator,
the speakers on the occasion appreciated the posting of Prof. Shaheen Altaf as the new principal of the college. Prof.
Shaheen Altaf has successfully rendered her services in different colleges of the valley as a teacher and in the capacity of
Press and Publicity officer
Bazmi-Qalam uar Khawateen
“Bazmi-Qalam uar Khawateen” was organized for the first time on 19th of October, 2012 in the conference
hall of the college jointly by the Urdu and Persian Department. The participants had come from all over the state with great
enthusiasm.Dr. Nusrat Andrabi a prominent Urdu scholar of the state acted as the chairperson and appreciated the whole
gathering for the write-ups which highlighted the women-hood and female perspectives.Prof. Naseem Shifai was the guest of
honour. Welcome address was delivered by the Principal of the college Prof. Tanveer Ara. She highlighted the objectives and
significance of the gathering and also expressed her interest in Urdu language and literature. The introductory and
historical note was presented by Dr. Fareeda Koul which depicted that female writers are working and are busy in highlighting
the issues related to woman.About twenty female writers participated and some were poets, some short story writers and some
biographers. Language was no bar. Urdu, English, Punjab and Kashmiri write-ups were presented. Proceeding were conducted by
Dr. Fareeda Koul and Dr. Neelofar Nahvi. The vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Nasreen Kounsar.
College Celebrates Annual day
To celebrate its Annual Day and the award of grade ‘A’ by NAAC, a function was held in the Lala Arifa
Auditorium of the college on 31st October, 2012. Hon’ble Minister for Higher Education, Labour and Employment, Jenab
Abdul Gani Malik was the chief guest while Mr. Gazzanffar Hussain (IAS), Secretary to Government, Higher Education Department
was the guest of honour on the occasion. Besides the principals of other colleges, former principals and alumnae of the
college also graced the function with their presence. While speaking on the occasion, hon’ble minister Jenab Abdul Gani
Malik congratulated the college for being reaccredited with grade ‘A’ by NAAC and for the academic achievements
of the year. He emphasised the need for diversification of academic programmes vis-a-vis the needs of the market in order to
counter the issues of unemployment in the state. Mr. Gazzanffar Hussain (IAS), the guest of honour in his special address
called for the need of imparting skill based education to bridge the gap that exists between the jobs available in the
private sector and the un-employability of the youth produced by the educational institutions. Earlier Prof. Tanveer Ara,
principal of the host college, presented the annual report that highlighted the achievements of the college in curricular,
co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Dr. Yasmeen Ashai, convenor NAAC steering committee presented the NAAC report
on the occasion.A cultural programme that comprised different musical items like Pahari song, a song depicting the composite
culture of the state, college anthem, ghazal etc was also presented by the students of the college on the occasion. Moreover
the maiden issue of the campus newspaper ‘The Harbinger’ prepared by the students of the department of Mass
Communication and Multimedia Production was also released by the hon’ble minister. The hon’ble minister
distributed certificates and medals among the students who had performed outstandingly in academics, sports, debates, NSS,
NCC, Naat recitation, Qirat etc. The function concluded with the vote of thanks by the staff secretary Prof. Rubeena Khateeb,
Dr. Zahida Deva was the stage secretary for the function. Sd/- Prof. Masood Ahmad Malik Media Secretary
list of toppers session 2011-12
College Celebrates Annual Sports day
Two day annual sports meet was held in the college playground from 15th –16th October, 2012. Prof. Tanveer Ara,
principal of the college was the chief guest on the inaugural function of the event. Speaking on the occasion, madam
principal congratulated the Physical Education department of the college for providing platform to the students where their
sporting talents find an outlet. She also talked about the values of team-spirit, fair-play and endurance that get inculcated
among the students who participate in different types of sports.More than 100 athletes participated in the sports-meet in
which about fifteen events like 100 meter lemon race, 200 and 100 meter race, 100x100 relay race and sack race ete. were
held. At the valedictory function, Prof. Tanveer Ara, distributed 40 medals among the winners of different events.
Workshop On Conflict transformation
A one day workshop on “Conflict transformation” on 29th September 2012 was conducted by women’s
studies centre of the college in collaboration with WISCOMP – women in security, conflict management and peace based in
Delhi and doing its work in J & K since 2000.The workshop was conducted for students, faculty of the host college as well
as students from Lady Sri Ram College for women New Delhi.The technical sessions were conducted by Dr. Shweta Singh, a
professor at the Dept. of international relations faculty of social sciences, south Asian University.She focused on conflict
transformation and peace building, engaging with conflict, violence and peace, education as an important tool for peace and
conducted group exercises on conflict analysis using connectors and dividers. The college principal Prof. Tanveer Ara in her
address talked about types of conflict and its resolution and role of educators in the same.Dr. Yasmeen Ashai coordinator
Women’s Studies Centre talked about conflict transformation as opposed to conflict management and prevention and gave
details about the programme. Seema Kakran Deputy Director WISCOMP talked about the activities of WISCOMP. The programme ended
with vote of thanks proposed by Prof. Rubeena Khateeb member WSC and the stage was managed by Dr. Zhida Deva.
Interactive programme by Women’s Studies Centre
An interactive programme was organized by Women’s Studies Centre, Govt. College for Women M.A. Road, Srinagar in
collaboration with ‘Inner Call’ a forum for evolution development and awareness on 19th September 2012 in the
Lala Arifa Auditorium. The programme focused on traffic management, difficulties and suggestions. It started with an
introduction to the programme by Dr. Yasmeen Ashai Coordinator WSC. The guests were formally welcomed by Prof. Tanveer Ara
Principal of the College. She also spoke about the difficulties women face as drivers and commuters.Mr. Shafakat Watali DIG
Traffic spoke at length about traffic management with special reference to women. Mr. Haseeb Ur Rehman S.P. Traffic talked
about the reservation of ladies seats in buses, its implementation and also precautions to be taken by scooty women drivers.
Mr. Roma Wani Chairperson ‘Inner Call’ spoke about the action plan and suggestions which the NPO proposes to
carry out. Students and faculty members (Prof. Farida Koul, Prof. Sadaf,Prof. Shabeena Shawl, Prof. Neelofer and Prof. Abina
highlighted the problems faced by them. Question answer session was held at the end where Mr. Shafakat Watali DIG traffic
responded to the Queries. The session ended with a vote of thanks proposed by Prof. Rubeena Khateeb and the stage was managed
by Dr. Zahida Deva.
One Day Workshop by Department of Psycology
The department of psychology in collaboration wth KLL- Kashmir lifeline organizd a 1 day workshop and consultation
program on Mental Health and suicide prevention on 8th sep,2012. Resource personnels 1.Ms.Rafia Balroo and Dr.Prerna.
2.Prof.Navshad Wani. 3.Dr.Arif Magrabi. 4.Mr.Feroz. 5.Ms.Nazima 6.Ms.Rufaida. 7.Mr.Hussain. And Others.
Runnerup in Intercollege Hockey Tournament
The final Match of Inter-College Women Hockey Tournament was played between University of Kashmir and Women College,
M. A. Road, Srinagar today on 13th of September 2012 at University Hockey Ground. The match was won by University team in the
Sudden Death ( 1-0). The tournament was organised by the Directorate of Physical Education, University of Kashmir
Trekking program conclude
A three day trekking camp was organised by the Physical Education Department of the college from 3rd - 5th Sept, 2012.
A group of 50 students and 9 staff members trekked from the Sonmarg base camp Thajwass Glaciers, Table Top and visited Fish
Pond and the recreational park. A function was also held at the base camp to celebrate the teacher’s day on 5th sept. .
The students presented a culture show on the occasion and talked about the significance of the day. The camp concluded
satisfactorily with the safe and secure arrival of students in the college campus. Prof. Tanveer Ara, Principal of the
college congratulated the accompanying staff for the successful conduct of the camp.
An Intercollege seerat conference is being organised on 4th of september in the college auditorium at 10 A.M the guest
speakers on the ocassion are Prof .Ghulam Rasool Malik , Justice Bashir Ahmed Kirmani and prof. Ali Mohammad Dar. The theme
of the event is "Hazarat Muhammad (SAW) A Multidimentional Personality"
Seminar cum Workshop on “Legal Rights and Empowerment of Women”
Women’s Studies Centre, Govt. College for Women M. A. Road in collaboration with National Commission for Women
New Delhi and Council for Rehabilitation of Widows, Orphans and Handicapped and old persons of J&K organized a seminar
cum workshop on “Legal Rights and Empowerment of Women” in the Lala Arifa College Auditorium. The chief guest for
the occasion was Mrs. Mamta Sharma, the Chairperson National Commission for Women New Delhi, She spoke on the problems faced
by women all over India.The seminar cum workshop began with the welcome address by the Principal of the host college Prof.
Tanveer Ara. The Resource person for the occasion Mrs. Kaneez Fatima District and Session Judge Srinagar, spoke at length on
the legal rights of women.The other speakers on the occasion were Mrs. Hafeeza Muzaffar, Dr. Nahid Soz and student
participants from various colleges. Dr. Yasmeen Ashai Coordinator of the centre talked about the achievements of the
Women’s Studies Centre of the college.Vote of thanks was presented by Prof. Rubeena Jabeen Staff Secretary of the
college. Sd./ Staff Secretary
Visit by Prominent Almuni
Mr. Shashi Taroor member Parliament along with his wife Ms. Sunanda who is an alumni of the college visited the
college on 25th July 2012.In their interaction with the members of the Alumni Association Zitin-i-Zool they promised
collaboration of their social units with the college viz improving facilities for girls especially differently abled girls.
Summer Camp in Day Care Centre
A summer camp was organized in the Day Care Centre at Govt. Degree College For Women M.A. Road, Srinagar by the
Coordinator of the Day Care Centre Dr. Shabeena Iqbal Shawl (Assistant Professor)in collaboration with the P.G.Department of
Human Development. This initiative was taken by the Principal in view of declaration of the holidays for summer break by the
Government. The objective of this summer camp was to help employees of the college to pursue their job without having to
worry about their children during working hours. It was a short break through programme of almost a week’s time. The
target group of the centre was children of age group 2 ½ to 12 years
Awareness-cum-Training Programme on Fire Fighting and First Aid
A training programme was organized on Disaster Awareness and its control by NSS wing of college in collaboration with
Civil Defense Srinagar for the residents of Sathoo Barbarshah Slum Area on 18th July, 2012. In the first phase the residents
were made aware about various types of disasters that take place. In the second phase the residents were given training on
fire fighting and first aid to avert major disasters at local level. All the residents took keen interest in the programme
and asked for more such types of programms in future.
Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign
The NSS wing in collaboration with Civil Society Forum Kashmir organized an Anti Drug Abuse Campaign on 17th of July,
2012 in the Conference Hall of the College. The event was presided by Ex-principal GMC Dr. Allaqaband, Prof. Tanveer Ara
(Guest of honour) Principal, Govt. College for Women, M.A. Road, Srinagar and other dignities i.e. like Dr. Shad Saleem
senior oncologist, Dr. Altaf, seniro child specialist S.P. Traffic Srinagar Mr. Haseebu Rehman, Dr. Arshid Psychologist SMHS
and Mr. Umar Shafi Trambo Chairman Civil Society Foru. This programme was organized in the college in view of the fact that
Drug menance has engulfed youth in the last few years which has created alarming situation in the society. In the first phase
of this programme the speakers tried to create awareness trace out the causes and ill effects of drug additiion. Dr. Arshid
offered his services volantarily once in a month for the college. In the second phase some tips for the identification of
drug addicts adn lastly the remedial measures to curb this menance were discussed.
College gets NAAC Grade A with CGPA of 3.31
Multifaceted Workshop On Soft Skills
The Carrer Counselling and Guidance Cell of the College is organising 6 day Multifaceted Workshop on Soft Skills /
life skill development in collaboration with World Alliance for Youth Empowerment (WAYE) a youth wing of the "the Art of
Living" from 14 july 2012 to 20 july 2012
World Population Day
The World Population Day was celebrated in the College Auditorium by the Directorate of Health and Family Education
where in various diginitaries like Director Health,Director Family Welfare,Director NACO,CMO Srinager attended the function
Badminton open championship
The college participated in 19th open Kashmir badminton championship held at Indoor Stadium Srinagar 24th April to
26th April ,2012, the team have won double's winner up,three girls are selected for national Camp
District Table Tennis Championship
The College team participated in District Table Tennis Championship 2012 held at Indoor Sports Complex Srinagar on
23rd 5th April,2012.The team have won winner up and runner up trophy
2 Asma Drabu
Indian Kayakey and Canoeing Championship
The Indian Kayakey and Canoeing Association is organising first canoe polo championship at New Delhi from 2nd to 4th
May 2012.The below mentioned girls are selected for state team is leaving of 1st May ,2012
1 Sayma Manzoor,3rd Year
2 Thrilla Mehraj ,2nd year
Over all Winners
The college team emerged as the overall winners in the inter college judo held in University of Kashmir.
NAAC Peer Team Visit
NAAC Peer team comprising of Dr. N. Sundararajan (Chairperson) Vice Chancellor, Jain University Bangalore, Dr. Savitha
R. Gandhi (Member coordinator) Professor & Head, Department of Computer Science, Gujarat University and Dr. R. Ganga (
Member) Former Principal, Govt. College for Women, Erode, Tamil Nadu visited the College today on 23rd of April 2012 in
connection with assessment and re-accreditation. The team visited various departments of the College and had an interaction
with the alumnae, parents and students. The members shall be visiting more departments and facilities available in the
Physical Education And Sports
The department of Physical Education is organizing Annual College long Distance Road Race/ Cycle Race. All those
students who are interested to participate in the said events are directed to enroll their names and Roll No’s in the
department of Physical Education and sports up to 16th of April, 2012 positively.
Hon'ble Minister's visit
The Hon'ble Minister for Higher Education,Labour and Employment Mr. Abdul Gani Malik visited the college today to
attend the two day national confrence on politics of Pedgogy:-Theory and Practice of teaching of english in India. The
Hon'ble minister applauded the role of the college and assured his support for making the concept of lead college a success.
The two day confrence also came to an end with the validating session which was chaired by the principal of the college.
UGC sponsored national conference on Politics of Pedagogy
The inaugural function of the two-day UGC sponsored national conference on Politics of Pedagogy: Theory and Practice
of Teaching English in India (9th - 10th April 2012) was held in the Lala Arifa Auditorium of the college at 10:30 a.m. The
Chief Guest for the function was Prof. Mohammad Aslam, Head Department of English, Department of Convergent Journalism and
Dean Languages, Central University of Kashmir. The keynote was presented by Prof. Jasbir Jain. The conference delegates
include Prof. Anis ur Rehman, Prof. Chandra Mohan and Prof. Ameena Kazi Ansari from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Prof.
Jasbir Jain laid emphasis on the inclusion of moral education in Pedogogy. Prof. Mohammad Aslam highlighted the role that
English has played in the empowerment of Indians in the present scenario. Earlier Prof. Mushtaq Ahmad Wani, Conference
Director and Principal of the college, while welcoming the guests highlighted the journey that English has completed from
being a colonial tool to the weapon in the hands of Indians to compete in different areas of the global market. The function
concluded with a vote of thanks by Prof. Shabeena Kuttay. Prof. Rumana Ashraf conducted the stage during the function.
World Health Day Celebrated
World Health Day was celebrated in the college today, which was presided over by the Divisional Commissioner Dr.
Masood Hassan Samoon.The program was organised in collabration with SKIMS and Indian Red Cross Srinagar. The program was
attended by eminent doctors and members from the voluntary organizations, and the staff and students of the college.
Lecture on Quality Assurance
Prof. Zeenat Ara, The Former Principal of this college delivered an extension lecture on Quality Assurance and NAAC.
The Faculty Members of the college also participated.
Gcw organised an Alumanae meet on 5th April 2012 at 2:00 PM in the confrence hall of the college.
Many distinguished alumnae of the college made their presence felt.Many important issues were discussed and lot of
suggestions wwere putforth.The principal of the college discussed the automation issue of the library and many sugesstions
Call For Papers
Govt. College for Women, M. A. Road is organizing a 2-day National Conference on, Politics of Pedagogy: Theory and
Practice of Teaching English in India, on the 9th - 10th of April 2012.The thematic concerns that the conference proposes to
The English language had made inroads into the Indian subcontinent even before the advent of colonization. During
colonial rule it placed itself firmly in India, thereby emerging as one of the important languages of the country. Since
independence, the teaching of English language and literature has continued successfully but not without raising fundamental
questions about the curriculum, methods and materials used. The teaching of English has on the one hand empowered some
segments of Indian population by opening doors to the job market and giving birth to varieties of English like Dalit English,
but on the other hand it has marginalized the non- English speaking population of the country. Equally debatable is the
structure and content of the English curriculum which is in operation in different educational institutions of the country.
The theories advocated for the teaching of languages in general and of English in particular are of Western origin, usually
based on Western traditions and sensibilities. Same can be said about the teaching methods and evaluation procedures which
are in vogue in the country. The teaching materials often reflect the gender and cultural bias which needs to be taken up for
serious study . The conference aims to discuss such and many other issues related to the teaching of English language and
literature in India.
Original and analytical papers are invited from scholars pertaining to the following themes:
- • Curriculum for the teaching of English language and literature in India
- • Student’s communicative needs and teacher’s perception
- • Role of publishing industry in ELT in India
- • Do western ELT models fit our teaching context?
- • The otherness of non-English speaking youth in India
- • Gender/cultural bias in ELT materials
- • Viability of ESP courses in India
- • Teaching language through literature
- • Relevance and importance of English language in 21st Indian society.
- • Use of technology in teaching English.
Abstracts of not more than 200 words must be emailed/ posted to Ms. Rumana Ashraf at romababa4@ yahoo.co.in, or
firstname.lastname@example.org by 28th March 2012, the latest.Venue : Govt College for Women M.A Road SrinagarAcceptances will be
conveyed by 4th of April 2012. Stay and hospitality for the outside participation during the conference days will be provided
to the invited participants.For further information and queries you are welcome to contact on: 09419070090
IQAC and NAAC steering committe meeting
A meeting of IQAC of the college was held today 12th march 2012. All Heads of the departments were present.
The long term and short term goals set for the year were discussed and plans and strategies to achieve them were discussed
and some important decisions were taken to streamline the academic session for quality assurance.
A meeting of the NAAC steering comitte was also convened to discuss the impending NAAC reaccrediation. Various
decisions were taken to gear up the process for meeting the deadline set up by the committe.
The class work for BG ist year started from today.A large number of students turned up for their classes. The
provisional admission for BG 2nd year and 3rd year also started from today.
12/ 03/ 2012
Womens College celebrating International Womens Day
GCW MA Raod is celebrating international womens day tommorow the 8th of march 2012.
1: Celebration within the college-The faculty of the college will delibrate on various issues relatrd to
2: The members of the womens study centre will connect with the community at Mohalla Makhdoom Sahab where they
will orient the women folk about Health,Hygiene,Sanitation,Nutrition and Child Care.
Sucessful Completion of Annual College Tour
A contingent of 27 students and five staff members returned to the college on 6th Feb 2012 after sucessful completion
of 10 day annual college tour. Students visited different historical places like Red Fort,Qutub Minar,India Gate,Science
Museum,Taj Mahal etc of North India during the tour. On their return the students shared their experiences with the
The Carrer Counselling Cell of the college organised a counselling session on 13th feb,2012 in collabration with
Career Launchers Educate Pvt. Ltd. During the session different career modules on Management Aptitude Test,Civil Services
Aptitude Test and Law were discussed with the students.