News and Events
MCMP launches annual tabloid—The Harbinger
Prof Shaheen Altaf, principal of the college, inaugurated the annual tabloid “The Harbinger” on December 04, 2015. The Harbinger is the internal publication of the department of Mass Communication and Multimedia Production (MCMP) and includes news stories, features and articles written by the students of the department. Senior dean, Prof Shugufta Yesvi, staff secretary, Prof Rubeena Khateeb, joint staff secretary, Prof Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat, coordinator MCMP department, Prof Mohammad Yasin Peer, HoD Electronics, Prof Wahid Makhdoomi, faculty and students of MCMP department were present on the occasion.
Revival Day Celebration
Women’s College M.A. Road observed 8th September as a ‘Revival Day’ to commemorate the first anniversary of the devastating floods that hit the State September last. The day marked the spirit of revival, community volunteerism, courage, generosity and solidarity in post-floods and send a message of resilience and normalcy about Kashmir to the rest of the World.
World population day 2015
NSS wing Unit III organised a 2 day programme on world population Day. On 25th of August 2015 an essay competition was held in which Huzaaifa Yousf (BG-IIIrd year), Mariya (BG-III year), and Faraz Nisa (BG 1st year) bagged 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes respectively. On 26th August 2015, two guest speakers Dr. Shazia Mukhtar and Dr Arshad Hussain delivered lectures on vulnerable populations in emerging world.
Women Football Tournament 2015
The J&K Football Association organised women Football tournament 2015 at our College ground. The final match was played between Women College M.A Road V/s Mallinson Girls Team, Mallinson Team defeated the college team by 2-0 margin in the final match.
Waheed-ur-Rehman Para, Political Analyst to Chief Minister presided the valedictory function and awarded prized to both the teams, referees and members of organising committee.
Women’s College M.A. Road won the Inter College Judo Championship-2015
Women’s College M.A. Road won the Inter College Judo Championship-2015. The students of this college performed brilliantly in championship organised by University of Kashmir from August 5 to August 7, 2015 and retained the title also.The college bagged four gold, four silver, and one bronze medal in the championship.The principal of the college , Prof. Shaheen Altaf felicitated the students for the brilliant performance.
Debate on Sept. 2014 floods
A debate was organised by Jammu And Kashmir Chapter of India n Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) in Collaboration with Department of Students Welfare, University of Kashmir and Central University Of Kashmir on 22nd of August at Gandhi Bhawan, KU.
The title of the debate was “Sept. 2014 floods was a man made catastrophe”and 36 students from different colleges participated.The college deputed a team of two students namely Ms. Nisheet Zehbi And Ms. Areej Zaffar to speaker for and against the motion respectively with forceful arguments and reasons. Our students explained with examples of research based facts and proved their points in favour and against the motion; with the result our college lifted the winning trophy with Nisheet Zehbi receiving the second best speaker and Areej zaffar the third best speaker in the event.
The students have further invited for a research program and a documentary on the same cause. The college takes pride in achievement of its students and conveys its hearty congratulations on behalf of the Principal and the staff.
While congratulating the students , the college administration ensures that the efforts in this direction shall continue so as to maintain and improve standard of education in the college.
A two-day workshop on photography began at the Government College for Women, M A Road
A two-day workshop on photography began at the Government College for Women, M A Road here on Thursday.
The workshop is organized by the Department of Mass Communication and Media Production (MCMP) and is sponsored by internationally-renowned electronics conglomerate—Sony Inc.—for students of all the three batches of the department.
Sameer Ashraf, an award-winning photographer who has earlier worked with MTV, Barcroft, Discovery and National Geographic Networks, represented Sony India Pvt Ltd in the workshop.
During the inaugural session, Principal of the college, Prof Shaheen Altaf, deliberated about the importance of photography in the modern society. “Learning photography is a necessity for the students of media as photography is one of the major and an in-demand profession in media industry,” she said.
She said that the college was making maximum efforts to make the professional courses like media education more practical and job-oriented. Vice-principal Prof Shugufta Yesvi, staff secretary Prof Nasreen Aman, joint staff secretary, Prof Roohi Kanth , Prof Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat and other faculty members were also present on the occasion.
Coordinator MCMP, Muhammad Yasin Peer, apprised the participants about the various activities carried out at the department. A documentary made by the department was also screened during the inaugural function. During the day-long activities, Sameer Ashraf deliberated about many technicalities involved in professional photography.
Apart from explaining the use of lenses, Sameer demonstrated the proper use of aperture, shutter speed and other technical aspects of photography..
Women’s College M.A. Road won the Annual Cycle Race
University of Kashmir organized annual inter college Women Cycle Race on 1st August, 2015 in which a large number of cyclists from different colleges of the valley participated. The college won the Ist three position in the said event.
• Ist Position : Bisnu Thapa (B.A. 2nd year)
• 2nd Position : Urwah Hinan (B.A. 3rd year)
•3rd Position : Baby Tabasum (B.A. Ist year)
Digital India Workshop
The college announced Digital India celebrations on 1st July 2015. in this regard a workshop was organized on 11th July 2015. The workshop was preceded by series of pre-events. These pre-events were focused to make students familiar with Digital empowerment and knowledge economy. Following is the list of pre-events:
1. On 1st July an awareness program was conducted in the college regarding Digital India program. In addition to banners a class room campaign and announcements in the college assembly were made.
2. on 2nd July, a student visit to SKICC was organised in connection with the Digital India celebrations by the State Govt., were the students participated in the said event.
3. on 4th July, The Department of BCA in collobration with NSS Unit-I organised an intra college Digital Painting competition on the theme-Digital India in MS Paint.
4. On 6th July – under IT skills development scheme for Digital India the NIIT enrolls 200 student for one week computer course.
5. On 6th July – presentation on Digital India was givent to the staff and students where in addition to the program introduction ,the pillars of digital india,features of digital india,the software platform was discussed in detail.
6. On 7th July – The Department of BCA in collaboration with Dept. Of Urdu organized an intra college Seminar on ICT in Education ( Medium : Urdu language)
7. On 8th July- The Department of BCA in collaboration with NSS Unit-I organized an intra college Poster Preparation Competition
8. On 9th July- A documentary film “ into the murky waters” by associate media was viewed by the staff and students–
9. On 9th July- introduction to multimedia platform for students( magazine) was given to the students by associate media
10 .9th July –Madam Principal released of Impulse magazine of Creative Media
11. 9th July – The Department of BCA in collobration with Department of English organised an intra college Seminar on e-governance ( Medium: English language)
12. On 11th July, the main event was organized by Dept of BCA in College Conference Hall, the chief Guest was Prof. (Dr.) Tariq Ahmad Kawoos, Director Colleges. The guest of Honour for the event was Prof. Shaheen Altaf, principal of the college.
the main Event started with National Anthem by Dept of Music followed by Welcome speech of Prof. Rouf Ali, HOD BCA. The inagural address was given by Prof. Shaheen Altaf. A Digital India documentary which highlighted the concept of Digital services and e-governance by Prof. Shabir Dept of BCA was also main highlights f the workshop. Thorough sessions on e-governance and ICT were delivered by participating students. A wonderful Skit was also staged by the students of Dept of English. this was followed by Enlightened address by the Chief guest, Prof Dr. Tariq Ahmad Kawoos.
The winners of all the competitions received prizes and participant certificates. The college principal also presented a momento to Chief Gust. The organizing Dept also presented a momento to Madam Principal for her encouragements and support regarding the program
J&K police organized cycle race on 31st May 2015 from Police Golf Course Boulevard Road in the morning . In this event around 2000 cyclist included cyclist of national and international repute participated. Addressing the participants at the function Hon’ble Minister for R&B and Floriculture thanked all the participants. In this event the participants from the college Insha Wandoo and Sheeraza Banu got 4th and 5th positions in the women category of this event and received cash prizes of Rs. 15000 and 10000 respectively from the Hon’ble Minister.
One Day Workshop on Throw Ball
The Throw Ball Association and Department of Physic Education from Women’s College M.A Road organized One day workshop on Throw Ball. Twenty One Physical teachers have participated in this event on 24th May 2015.
College adopted primary school
College has adopted Govt. Primary School, GawKadal, Srinagar.
The college faculty visits the school twice a week and provided them with some basic teaching learning material (TLM).
the college adopt the school for improving the academic and extracurricular dimensions of the school with a plan to work on regular basis in order to bring a paradigm shift in their overall development. Regular visits to the school will be made by the college authorities to assist this school in taking a stride forward.In addition to this, the college physical education department provides sports facilities to the students. The sports department donated various sports items to the school.
College donated sports items
Sports & Physical Education Dept. of Women College M.A Road donated the sports items, as desired by the Principal of the college, to Govt. Middle school GawKadal Srinagar. The donated items are: Volley Ball, Football, Badminton Rackets, Shuttle cocks, Cricket Bats, Wickets, Balls etc.
College Sports Teacher gives two days a week for training to the students of the school like calcinthic exercises, games and recreational activities.
Hon’ble Educatiion Ministers Maiden Visit
On 4th April Hon’ble Education Minister Nayeem Akhter visited college and interacted with the faculty.
During his visit he inspected flood affected buildings and directed Principal to take necessary steps towards reconstruction.
He also laid stress on bringing back the glory of this premiere institute by hard work and dedication.
Our Principal highlighted many issues especially which college faced after the deluge and Education Minister assured necessary help from the government towards reconstruction.
Ms. Sana Shah, student of Second year of the college won the first prize in poetry competition (Abhivyakti) and Ms. Nisheet Zehbi, student of final year won the second prize in painting competition (rangraeza spectrum) at Techfest, popularly known as Techvanza, a national level competition, organized by NIT Srinagar from 24th to 26th of May 2015 at NIT campus, Hazratbal where different colleges from India were invited to compete in about forty events.
In addition to this Ms. Sana Muzamil, Ms. Areej Zaffar and Ms. Mansha from the college also participated in the event.
The principal, college authorities and management extend their hearty congratulations to the students for their success.
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.
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.
Govt. College for Women,
M.A. Road, Srinagar.
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
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
email@example.com 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.
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||Name of Canidate
||Ms.Insha Mahmood Malik
||Ms. Nusrat Gani Bhat
||B.Sc Home Science
||Ms. Afshan Amin
||Ms. Uzma Afshan
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Presently this is one of the few colleges in the country and so-far the only Degree College in the state of Jammu and
Kashmir with NAAC accredited Grade- A
Introduction of New subjects like Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Food Science and Technology
Introduction of UGC sponsored Add – on –courses in Spoken English, Tourism and Travel Management