Other Activities

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While acceding that class-room education is of paramount importance, KGCW recognises that much more is necessary for the complete development of personality. This is where the NCC helps young students to discipline themselves. NCC is a 3 year training course and earns the cadet a Certificate. NCC cadets are entitled to reserved seats in higher education courses. Training programmes in First Aid, Home Nursing, Para-Sailing, Trekking, Parades etc. are conducted in the morning hours, before the regular college timings, so as to facilitate student participation. Outstanding cadets are sent abroad on Youth Exchange Programmes. The College has a fairly large NCC unit with 200 cadets. One of our NCC Cadets was selected from Andhra Pradesh for a Youth Exchange programme to Singapore and in Canada. 50 cadets participated in blood donation camp in 2010 organised by NSS and Youth Red Cross. 50 cadets participated in Pulse Polio camp.

NCC Officers: Ms. Sujatha Surepally, Head, dept. of Sociology from 2005-07. Lt. Jayasudha, M.A(Political Science), B.PEd recipient of Chief Minister's award for Best NCC Officer in the year 2008. Currently she is promoted as Captain (Capt. Jayasudha)

Major Highlights:

  • The College was ranked first in unit unarm drill competitions among 8 colleges and received a Cash Award of Rs. 3000 in 2009.
  • The College was ranked second in unit unarm drill competitions among 8 colleges and received a Cash Award of Rs. 2500 in 2008.
  • Ms. D. Swetha Bindu is the only cadet selected from Andhra Pradesh for Military Personality Development Programme. She attended 15 camps, participated in All India Thal Sainik Camp in New Delhi in 2007-08, won a Gold Medal for first position & a Group Trophy in Advance Rifle Shooting. She secured third position inoverall competitions out of 17 DTE.
  • JUO Divya Tieari receivced Chief Minister award and was adjudged BestParade Commander for the year- 2008. She was adjudged the Best Contingent Commander in ATC camp.
  • Ms. Arthi and Madhuri participated in All India Thal Sainik Camp in New Delhi, 2009 and secured first position in Advance Rifle Shooting and Third position in overall competition out of 17 directorates in India.
  • Ms. Tejaswani Manogna, adjudged All India Best Cadet at Republic Day Camp in 2010, was given an opporunity to interact with the President and Prime Minister of India. She was selected for Youth Exchange Programme in 2010 at Sri Lanka and was the only cadet who stood first in all competitions.
  • Ms. Kusuma led the Secunderbad Group in the NCC Day parade and received Best Parade Commander Award among 6 groups in 2008.
  • 35 cadets and 2 lecturers have attended international folk festival organised by NERDP at Delhi in Jan 2011.
  • CDT Mini Mandi had visited NASA in June 2011.
  • J. Manasa Yadav secured 2nd position in Moulankar Shooting held at Gujarat in July 2011.

Details of Participations and Awards

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Dr. Sujatha Ratnakar, Reader in Zoology and Ms. S. Saraswathi, Head, Dept. of History were the programme Officers from 2005 to 2008. Dr. M. Anitha Redy , Reader in Commerce was the programme officer from 2008 to 2011. Currently Ms. Varalakshmi and Ms. Akshatha are the programme officers.

The college has a very active NSS unit which conducts several programmes that are service-orientated and engaged in community services over the years. NSS volunteers are expected to undertake a project of their choice from the prescribed and sanctioned list of projects and put in atleast 120 hours of community service to obtain a Merit Certificate. Volunteering 240 hours of work and participation in a special camp, entitles the students to a Merit Certificate from the University and the college, which enables her to get preference in admission to courses in higher education. The NSS unit of our college enthusiastically organises various activities like Adult Literacy Programmes, Blood Donation Camps, Medical Camps, etc.

Dr P. Aruna Reddy, Reader in Political Science was appointed as District Coordinator for "Colleges Talk AIDS Programme", Govt. of AP, to conduct Nodal Lecturers training & one day sessions in 170 Junior Colleges and 180 Degree Colleges in the Districts of Hyderbad.

During the last five years 3 special camps were conducted in addition to regular activities.

  • Special camp 1 : Conducted at Azad Chandrasekharnagar to promote awareness on healthy surroundings, child labour, right to education, banking and consumer rights. The volunteers administered an oath to the children of government schools to render services to the residents of the locality.
  • Special camp 2 : A flood relief camp was organised during October 2009 for the victims in Kurnool and Mahboobnagar districts. The NSS unit raised funds and collected supplies worth Rs. 2.7 lakhs and visited flood affected areas in the district on 10thOctober 2009.
  • Special camp 3 : In the month of February 2010 a week long special camp was conducted in Mastannagar slum near Madhapur, where 40 volunteers along with the program officer organized and participated in activities like Eye camp, Rangoli, Socio-economic survey, Teaching in Government Primary schools, Awareness Program on HIV/AIDS, Yoga sessions, Interation with Lions Club president Ms. Praveena Reddy on legal issues,Interaction session with Dr. Raghuram Reddy (senior psychiatrist).

Seminar and Workshops:

Organized:

  • A one-day awareness camp on "Prevention of Communicable Viral and Bacterial Diseases" at Azad Chandrashekhar Nagar
  • A talk on Organ Donation - Myths and Facts by Mr. K. Raghuram (CEO, Mohan foundation) in 2009. the volunteers in turn educated their peers on the subject.
  • A discussion on Women's Reservation Bill initiated by Dr. P. Madhavi, reader in Commerce from our college and a lecture on "Laws relating to Women's Rights in India" by Ms.Praveena Reddy , a lawyer and President, Lions Club, Jubilee hills

Participated in

  • A one-day seminar 'Alokan' and 'Eradication of Child Labour'organized by the Andhra Mahila Sabha College,
  • Personality Development and Youth programme at Ramakrishna Mutt.
  • A seminar on 'Youth in Nation Building' in sept 2008.
  • A 3-day Refresher Course at Railway Degree College on 'Youth Developing Programme' and a 3-day workshop on leading conducted by the Hyderabad district NSS at Sardar Patel College.

Highlight

  • 2 volunteers participated in the Indo-Chinese exchange program organised by the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Youth Affairs and Nehru Yuva Kendra, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Shraddha was selected to represent state at the Pre-R.D. Camp at Bhopal
  • The unit received a letter of appreciation from the Hon'ble Minister for small scale industries, Smt. D.K Aruna for providing relief and volunteering services during the floods in Mahboobnagar district
  • Payal of B.Com raised funds to the tune of Rs. 30,000 all by herself for flood relief
  • An international Seminar , Youth for Better India was organised in Aug. 2010 by the unit. It was the first time that such an event was organised by an NSS unit of the college.
  • In appreciation of the unit's activities, The Lions Club of Jubilee Hills Sponsored the formation of Leo club and

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The Red Cross has established a new chapter in Kasturba Gandhi College in the year 2000 and one of our students had the distinction of being selected to represent India at the Asia-Pacific Youth Exchange Programme at Seoul, South Korea in August 2002.

Youth Red Cross Wing of our college is rendering excellent service to the cause of humanity. “ Through Humanity to Peace” , is the noble motto. The Volunteers are extending service to the poor and needy. We conduct training camps for Disaster Management, Blood Donation, Eye testing, Blood Sampling, Health Checkup and First Aid training

Ms. Saraswathi has been coordinating since past twelve years the Youth Red Cross Wing of our College, upholding the noble ideals of the Founder HENRI DUNANT. Our services include World Environment Day rallies, Earth Day, Human Rights Day,World AIDS Awareness Programs, International Women's Day and also training camps for Intellectual Challenged Children.

We also have RED RIBBON CLUB through which we survey and counsel AID’s effected people.

Our college has the proud prevelage of sending Volunteers for the Asia Pacific Youth Exchange Programs at South Korea 3 times (2002 – Ms. Seema Rani Dahiya, 2006 – Ms. Raj Bamble). Ms. Vandana had represented India at the launch of International Year of Planet Earth at UNESCO, Paris in the year 2008.

The college had the honour of participating in the 60th year of Independence Day Ceremonial Parade and Republic Day Parade with 60 students.

Workshop

The college conducted a 2-day workshop for the Teaching Staff entitled "Equip to Excel" on 16th and 17th July, 2004. It was inaugurated by Sri M. GopalaKrishna, IAS (Retd), Chairman of AP State Finance Corporation. The speakers, Rummy Sharma and Chitra Danger spoke on "Appearance and Grooming", "Time Management", "Goal Setting" and "Teacher-Student Crises Management". It is an exclusive workshop for teacher enrichment in the college. It is a requirement as per NAAC stipulations that the institution should provide this facility to its faculty at regular intervals. It is expected to improve Teaching-Learning abilities by enabling the teachers to –

  • Identify the characteristics of an effective faculty
  • Address the specific learning tendencies among students as distinguished from those of teachers
  • Make classroom teaching more interactive
  • Facilitate effective team dynamics for students and
  • Develop strategies for brand-building of the institution
    • Equip to Excel - 1 in Sept. 2004 – a pre-NAAC exercise
    • Equip to Excel - 2: Theatre Techniques in Teaching initiated by the Dept. of English, was conducted in Sept. 2006 by Rashi Bunny of Banjara Theatre Group from Mumbai.
    • Equip to Excel – 3: Conducted by: ATraC Managegement Services Pvt. Ltd. The prgramme method included group activities, presentations, role plays, case studies and discussions.

The Department of Botany, Zoology and Chemistry has conducted a One-day Intercollegiate workshop on "Updating Practical Skills in Basic Sciences" in 2007. The central theme of the workshop is to enhance the pratical skills involved in basic sciences for BZC students.

The Department of Chemistry has conducted a workshop on "Biotechniques" for the students of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Chemistry in 2005. They conducted seminar on "Revised curriculum for undergraduate course in Chemistry" in 2009 for the benefit of degree lecturers. They also conducted intercollegiate competition "Chequest-2010" as a poster and paper presentation on 'Synthetic drugs & Designing'.

TopSeminars

National and International seminars are organised to expose the students to wider issue. College has organised number of events in recent years

Empowerment of women

A one-day National Seminar on "Empowerment of Women" was held in college on 4th September, 2002. It was inaugurated by Ms Minnie Mathews (IAS) Principle Secretatary. Eminent scholars from different parts of the country participated and presented papers on the "Empowerment of Women" highlighting socio-economic, cultural and politico-legal aspects of Women's Empowerment.

Consumer Protection

A seminar on "Consumer Protection" was conducted by the Dept. of Commerce on 14th September, 2004. The seminar was chaired by Prof H. Venkateshwarlu, Dean, Faculty of Commerce. Speakers included academicians and renowned social workers who are actively involved in the Consumer Movement.

Human Rights and Development - Educating the Youth

A one-day National Seminar on "Human Rights and Development - Educating the Youth" was held in college on 26th August, 2006. Dr. P.Madhavi, Co-ordinator and MS. Sujatha, Joint Co-ordinator for the seminar. It was inaugurated by Sri B.P Jeevan Reddy.Dr. Thomas Mathew was the Key note speaker. Sri C.N Raddy, Registrar, Aryabhatta University spoke on "STate, Human rights & development"Eminent scholars participated and presented papers on the "Empowerment of Women" highlighting the process of developing into a modern nation, with new social, political and economic institutions with the emphasis on science and technology has thrown up with new values and challenges are in all areas of our national life. The main objectives of the seminar is to help youth understand human rights concerns in development in order to integrate them into the devlopment process. To brig plicy makers, academicians, actvists - on to a common platform providing opportunity for the youth to raise issues, interact and learn.

Quality Education for integrated Development of Youth : Role of IQAC

A two-day National Seminar on "Quality Education for integrated Development of Youth : Role of IQAC" was held on 11th & 12th Jan, 2008. P.Aruna Reddy, Co-ordinator and Dr. Sita Arunachalam, Joint- Co-ordinator for the seminar. The seminar was inaugurated by Prof. V S Prasad, Director, NAAC, Bangalore. Sri B. Subhashan Reddy, Chairperson, AP Human rights Commission, Hyderabad was the Chief guest. The keynote address was given by Dr. I V Subba Reddy, IAS, Prinicpal Secretary, Dept. of revenue , Govt of A.P, Hyderabad. The valedictory address was deliver by Dr. K. Lakshminarayana, IAS, Commissioner, Collegiate Education, Hyderabad. The main objectives of the seminar was to evolove a broad consenses on issues related to the Integrated development of youth, To share best practices and identify better ways of achieving quality education, To improvise quality parameters and inventions to make the goal more attainable, To identify roles of all concerned in this regard. Eminent scholars from different departments participated. This seminar had 5 sessions. Session I - " Conceptualizing Quality Education - Role of Higher Education system", Session II - "Nature and Forms of Interventions (External Agencies & Internal Agancies)", Session III - "Presentation of case studies by the IQAC co-ordinators", session IV - Panel discussion (represented by the Management, Social Activists, media, students and parents, session v- concluding with suggesions and recommendations and action plan.

Chilling Effects of Climate Change on Life and Living

A two-day InternationalNational Seminar on "Chilling Effects of Climate Change on Life and Living." was held on 19th & 20th 2009. Ms Radha Reddy, Co-ordinator and Dr. Annapurna Bhavani, Joint Co-ordinator for the seminar. The Chief guests for the seminar were Dr. RamaKrishna Tiwari and Ms. C S Ramalakshmi, Dr. Vivian Forbes was Guest of Honor, Prof Dennis Rumley delivered keynote address, Dr. T.N.Vamsha Tilak, Hon.Jt.Secretary, Economic committee also addressed. The main objectives of the seminar was to discuss India's vulnerability to the adverse impact of climate change, Raise public awareness about the dangers posed by climate change, Identify stake holders responsibility for action, Stimulate a critical dialogue on government initiatives and policies and formulate concrete recommendations. Eminent scholars from different departments participated and presented papers. This seminar had 5 sessions. Session I - "Extreme Weather Events(facts and findings)", Session II - "Food Production & Security", Session III - "Biodiversity & Ecological imbalances",session IV -"Socio-Economic stree and its impact", session V - " Design and implementations of policy - Domestic and international (Panel Discussion).

Role of Youth for Better India

A One-day International Seminar on "Role of Youth for Better India" was held on 11th August, 2010 organised NSS unit of our college and sponsored by Indian Council for Social Science Research(ICSSR). Dr. A Anita Reddy was the Co-ordinator of the seminar. The inaugural address was delivered by Prof. T. Tirupathi Rao, Vice-Chancellor, Osmania University. Dr. Jaya Prakash Narayan, President, Lok-Satta delivered the key note address. The attempt of the seminar was to sensitise youth regarding the severity of the situation. The objective of the seminar was - To identify the problem areas in the system, To provide suggestions to deal with them, To identify and suggest platforms available for youth to deal with the identified problems, To provide guidance for further NSS activities so that the vast base of 70,000 NSS volunteers of Osmania University indulge in useful and result oriented activities. The Sub-theme is about Youth and Leadership, Youth and Media, Youth and Politics. Eminent scholars from different departments participated. It was followed by Voice of Youth and Panel Discussions.

Management of Open Access Resource

A UGC Sponsored two-day National Seminar on "Management of Open Access Resources" was held on 19th and 20th Nov, 2010 organised by Dept. of Library and Information Science of Our College in collaboration with Academy of Library Science and Documentation, Hyderabad. Dr.K.H Sunitha, Co-ordinator and Ms. P.Jayanthi Manohar,Joint- Co-ordinator of the seminar. The main objectives of the seminar was To create awareness of Open Access Resources, To promote and to publicize the Open Access, To identify and encourage use of Open Access Resources, To study problems and procedures involoved in publishing and maintaining Open Access Resources. To understand status of Open Access in India vis-a-vis international scenario, To explore implementation of Open Access concepts in Public sector institutions/organisations in india. Eminent Librarians/ Lecturers in Library and information Science of Colleges and other institutions, LIS Research Scholars, Students, LIS Professionals and Information Users participated in the semina.

Extension lectures

Our students have been addressed by a wide range of eminent personalities on both,subjects specific to their areas of interest and general subjects as well. Among the august luminaries who have been invited, are Professors from several Universities, Deans and Principals, Corporate CEOs and Social activists.

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Best Practices

  1. REACHING OUT……
    • Objective: To provide financial assistance to economically disadvantaged students who are not in receipt of assistance from any other source.
    • Need Addressed and the Context: The intention is to on the one hand provide financial help to those who are in need of it, and on the other to give an opportunity to the staff and students to share and care.
    • The Practice: A voluntary group with members from Management, Teaching & Non-teaching Staff, Students and others, called the KASTURBA CARE GROUP is organized to meet a part of the prescribed fee of economically disadvantaged students whose selection is made by a committee on preset norms.
    • Evidence of Success: during the present academic year funds raised through the group have been used to pay tuition fee for 50 students from all faculties.
    • Resources: Annual contributions voluntarily made by all the members of the group.
  2. NUMBER OF STUDENTS BENEFICIARIES

    Batch(1) 2007 to 2009Batch(2) 2008 to 2010
    Faculty Students Faculty Students
    Arts10Arts09
    Science15Science18
    Commerce15Commerce18
    TOTAL40TOTAL45

    Amount disbursed: Batch 1 [40 x Rs. 2000/] Rs. 80,000/
                                   Batch 2 [45 x Rs. 2000/] Rs. 90,000/

  3. SHARING AND LEARNING:
    • Objective: to create a platform for the students and staff to voice their opinions and share experiences on gender related issues
    • Need Addressed and the Context: Being a women’s college, where majority of the teaching and non-teaching staff are women, such a platform will give them a sense of identity and break barriers of communication if any. It will also provide a place for learning.
    • The Practice: ‘Gender Desk,’ a women’s group was inaugurated on International women’s Day. It is an open forum with an access to one and all in the college. It has a counseling centre to provide one-on-one counseling. It plans to bring out a journal in future.
    • Evidence of Success: Gender sensitization programmes, seminars and workshops organized by the Desk sensitize the students on related issues which are essential aspects of personality development.
    • Resources: Internal funds through contributions made by the management.

Placements

During the final year of the course the college strives towards placing the students in various IT and ITES companies. It is a matter of pride to say that our students are holding prestigious positions in top-notch organizations from different UG and PG courses. To name a few:

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The members of 'Reminiscence' conducted various activities in this academic year:

OGA Platinum Jubliee Cultural Center (OGA PJ CC)

OGA Platinum Jubliee Cultural Center was established to commemorate the platinum Jubliee Celebrations of the Osmania Graduates' Association with the main objective of identifying, promoting and providing a platform for the talents of the students and staff of the educational institutions in the areas of Music, Dance, Threatre Arts and Fine Arts.

Our College has been fortune enough to have been identified by the Parent Body for establishing the Cultural Center in its premises. The cultural center was inaugurated by Dr. Alekhya Punjala, an eminent Kuchipudi Dancer and Head, Department of Dance in Potti Sriramulu Telugu University on 9th July, 2009.

A Photo Exhibition was organised projecting the talents of the students that were displayed during the inter-collegiate competitions between the students of the educational institutions sponsored and managed jointly by OGA and the Exhibition Society.

The courses offered were Classical Dance - Kuchipudi Style; Classical Music - Carnatic Classical; Light Music - Devotional Songs, Patriotic Songs etc.

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RTI Section 22 of Act 2005 (Central Act) - Obligation under Section 4(1)(b) of RTI ACT
As per Section 4(1)(b) of RTI ACT, the following guidelines have been framed.


I Particulars of organizations functions and duties.
Source: Official website-kgcw@kasturbagandhicollege.com/Prospectus

  1. Objectives of the institution- source: website
  2. History-source: website
  3. Main activities and functions of the institution-source: website/Prospectus
  4. Organizational structure-source: website
  5. Organizational structure-source: website
  6. Public representation- Dr.Radhika Meenakshi. Entrepreneurship consultant
  7. University representative
  8. Parents Representative
  9. Address of college- source: website/Prospectus
  10. Working hours- source: website/prospectus
  11. Powers and duties of Principal/Vice Principal, Academic Coordinator
  12. Rules and Regulations of college-source: website/prospectus
  13. Official documentation- not accessible online
  14. Different Boards and Committees-source: office of the institution
  15. Public Information Officer- Principal, Dr.A Anita Reddy
  16. Decision making process
    ---Institutional decision- Principal, Dr.A.Anita Reddy
    ---Financial decision- Finance Committee and Principal
  17. Directory of phone numbers-source: website
  18. Pay structure- source: office of the institution
  19. Budget allocation –Principal, Dr.A.Anita Reddy
  20. Subsidies and concessions- source: office of the institution
  21. Information available in E-form- Partly available

 
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