The college, along with all-round development of all the students, focuses more on gender equity and women empowerment. Women empowerment means emancipation of women from the vicious social evils and granting women freedom and making them powerful so that they can make decisions on their own regarding their individual lives and well-being of the family and the society.
In today’s globalized world, our women have reached almost all possible heights of achievement. However, we all know that in rural India, there has been a huge amount of gender discrimination that begins right from the childhood of any girl. Hence, it is a need of the time that we should cultivate the value of gender equity in our students and it is achieved when women and men are given equal rights and opportunities in every walk of life. Keeping this in mind, Internal Complaints Committee and Women Development Cell of the college have been constituted to promote gender equity and women empowerment. They prepared and implemented ‘Annual Gender Sensitization Action Plan’ in the last five years. Other students’ development cells in the college such as N.S.S., N.C.C. and D.L.L.E also have organized various programmes regarding awareness about gender discrimination and women empowerment. The WDC creates a feel in the girl students and female staff that our college campus is a safe place and second home to them.
With a view to taking up women’s issues and problems, the cell aims at creating awareness about various gender related topics such as gender equality, rights of women, self-defence techniques, personal hygiene and sexual harassment, etc. It also provides a platform for women to share their experiences and views regarding their status in the society and to suggest ways to improve and empower themselves. The cell functions actively to enhance their status and thereby empower them through awareness programmes and welfare activities to promote a culture of respect and equality for female gender. The fruits of encouragement and guidance of the staff to the girl students are clearly reflected in all activities of the college.
The participation of the girl students in curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities is really noteworthy in the last Three years from the academic year 2016-17 to 2018-19. Moreover, their achievements in all these three areas are truly commendable. So far as curricular activities are concerned, we can see that gender equity in the percentage of female students admitted in the college from the academic year 2016-17 to 2018-19 is 63.77%, 64.34% and 63.77% respectively. It is significantly above the percentage of male students admitted in the college. More noteworthy thing is the achievements of female students in examinations. The girl students are also involved in the college administration. They work as student representatives on various administrative committees in the college.
The percentage of female students among the top three rankers in the semester end examinations from the academic year 2016-17 to 2018-19 is 92 %, 93% and 82% respectively. The figures show strong domination of female students in the academics because the percentage of female students is much higher than the percentage of male students among first three rankers. The percentage of girls participated in co-curricular activities such as Avishkar is much higher than that of boys in the last three years.
The number of female students participated in the college level research project competition (Avishkar) is quite remarkable in the last three years in comparison to male students. The number of female students participated in extra-curricular activities such as sports events, cultural events, N.C.C., N.S.S., and D.L.L.E is also very significant. Active participation and achievements of female students in these activities is also remarkable. Though there are very less number of ladies in the staff, the college also aims to empower female staff in the college by giving them equal opportunity to work as representatives in the College Development Committee and as chairpersons of the various administrative committees constituted in the college.
Physical Facilities such as Ladies Common Room, sanitary napkin vending machine and health room with first aid facility and two washrooms are available for female students and one washroom for ladies staff in the college. As a result of these measures taken for women empowerment by the institution healthy atmosphere is created for women and their performance in each and every field has become remarkable.