Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Challenges (SWOC)

Institutional Strengths

  • A proactive and committed management with gifted leadership
  • Highly skilled, qualified and dedicated faculty
  • Choice based credit semester system (CBCSS)
  • Service-minded administrative and supporting staff
  • Spacious, eco-friendly, clean and serene campus
  • Motivated students
  • Adequate infrastructure with upgraded facilities
  • Student representation from diverse sections of society
  • Accorded Star status by Department of Biotechnology
  • Value-based curriculum
  • 16 smart classrooms
  • A large number of scholarships and free ships
  • Effective mentoring system
  • Participatory management
  • In -house counselling services
  • Strong NSS units
  • Large number of extension activities
  • Remedial coaching and bridge courses
  • Active clubs and associations
  • Very good teacher-student rapport
  • Student Induction Program
  • Active alumnae association and PTWA
  • Active career guidance and placement cell
  • Well-stocked and spacious library
  • INFLIBNET/N-List and broad band connectivity for staff and students
  • Separate hostel facilities for UG and PG students
  • Ramp in self-financing block
  • Student Amenity centre
  • Soft skill and life skill classes
  • Additional Skill Acquisition Program (ASAP)
  • Student Support Program (SSP) for slow learners
  • Walk with the Scholar Program (WWS) for advanced learners
  • Civil service orientation program
  • Entrepreneurial and leadership training
  • Effective feedback system
  • State-of-the-art conference halls
  • E-governance system
  • Non-conventional energy run campus (solar, biogas)
  • National/International seminars/invited talks
  • Playground and track

Institutional Weakness

  • Lesser opportunities for research departments due to self-financing PG departments
  • More aided PG and UG courses needed
  • More permanent faculty need to be appointed
  • Institutional autonomy has not yet been granted and lack of RUSA funding even though the college has secured 3.55 CGPA in the last cycle of accreditation
  • Consultancy and patent generation needs to be strengthened
  • The lack of student exchange programs due to scarcity of funds as the college is a non-profit institution needs to be addressed
  • More national/international collaborations should be initiated

Institutional Opportunities

  • Potential to become an autonomous institution
  • Promotion of start-ups and other innovative measures
  • International and inter-disciplinary research to be promoted
  • Collaborations can be strengthened
  • NET/JRF classes can be initiated

Institutional Challenges

  • Semi-urban locality with students from rural background and first-generation learners
  • Low career orientation and ambition among students because of social circumstances and early marriages
  • Minimal interest in employability among the student community due to social restrictions and other familial reasons
  • Continued budget reductions by Government agencies for education
  • Intensive competition from autonomous and self-financing institutions
  • Improve student intake
  • More public and academic visibility


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