SNG-NBU Presn. 17.2.2014

“The Road Ahead” – Vision Document
2020 and 2030
Presentation Before the Education Commission
February 17, 2014
Prof. Somnath Ghosh
North Bengal University
“The Road Ahead” – Vision Document 2020 and 2030
Target Area:
 Increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Higher Education
to 20%
 Enhance the quality of educational institutions, programs, and
systems towards achieving international standards
 Efficient and effective management ensuring transparency
and integrity
 Elevating research levels and its quality
 Build robust data systems that track student progress and
improve practice
 To help our students to be creative thinkers and leaders of
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Target Area (contd.):
 To motivate private sectors in education for maintaining
 Common curriculum in the State
 Credit transfer
 As per the National skill Development policy of Govt. of India,
Government of India has set itself an ambitious target of
developing 500 million (50 Cr.) skilled manpower by 2022
 As per the policy, Government of India plans to increase the
enrolment in Higher Education in India to:
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• No. of institutes under NBU:
Degree Colleges B.Ed. College
Govt. –
Govt. Aided –
Self Financing –
University College –
• No. of H.S. pass outs from
(2013 –14):
Male –
Female –
SC – Data not available
ST – Data not available
Law College
the districts of North Bengal
OBC – Data not available
Minority – Data not available
Differently abled – Data not available
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• Intake capacity (subject wise)
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Industry Requirements:
Tea – 30 to 40 trained manpower per year (being absorbed in tea gardens and manufacturing units),
Soil testing facility approved by the Tea Board, Disease and Pest control consultancy.
Pharmacy – On an average 5 students per year take up jobs in different Pharmaceutical production and
Research Organization. Different Pharmaceutical Companies located in this region use the expertise
available in the Department of Chemistry for man power training and technical analysis.
Medicinal Plants – Over 600 species of medicinal plants in NBU , farmers’ and students’ training facility,
provides planting material, promotes propagation of local medicinal plants.
Agro-processing – Hands on training programme on Floriculture and green manure production in Centre
for Floriculture and Agro-Business Management. Encourages Entrepreneurs of Floriculture Industry
and sustainable rural technology.
Tourism – One year P.G. diploma course in travel and tourism management will be introduced shortly,
which will cater to the needs of the tourism industry in this region.
Financial Services – Finance Banking techniques of Portfolio management etc. help in services in
financial institutions.
Retail – Marketing management is offered to students of M.Com. which include retail management.
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Employability of students:
• Major employment is in the Education Sector
(Schools, Colleges etc.)
• In Govt., Semi-govt. administrative jobs
• Tea sector, and in other local industries
• In the Legal, Bank and Corporate sectors
• As Researchers in National and International Research
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• Major problems:
– Inadequacy of working /classroom/ laboratory space
in most of the Departments and Centres.
– Many Teaching and Non-Teaching posts in the
University are lying vacant.
– Augmentation of Power is required on an urgent basis
for expansion of Research in the University. A substation is required immediately.
– Research facilities are still inadequate
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Research activities:
No. of major projects
Funding Agencies
Fund allocated
– 54
– Rs. 6,50,00,000 (approx.)
– Ongoing
No. of minor projects
Funding Agencies
Fund allocated
– 39
– UGC, North Bengal University
– Rs. 60 Lacs approximately
– Ongoing
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a) Local
Data not available.
b) National
c) International
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NBU at a glance:
Established – 1962
Location – Two campuses: Siliguri and Jalpaiguri
Total Land Area – 145 hectares
Catchment area – West Bengal, Bihar, Bangladesh,
Sikkim, Bhutan, Nepal, North-Eastern states
Faculties – 2.
Courses offered –
Undergraduate: 34 courses (B.A., B.Sc., B. Com., B.Ed. LLB, etc.)
Postgraduate: 38 Courses (M.A., M.Sc., M.Com. etc.)
PG diploma – 9
– on 21 disciplines (UGC 2009 rule compliance)
M. Phil.
– on 9 disciplines
U.G. Diploma course – on 2 disciplines
i. Science (12 departments)
ii. Arts, Commerce and Law
(15 departments + 1 Directorate of Distance Education)
Centers – 12
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NBU at a glance contd.
• Medium of instruction – English, Bengali, Nepali (including affiliated
colleges) A Hindi Medium College at Banarhat is
to function from this academic session i.e. 2014-15.
• NAAC Grade – B++ (as on 2006)
• No. of teaching posts –
Sanctioned substantive - 236
• No. of administrative staff –
Existing substantive - 156
21 (contractual full-time)
(guest faculty)
623 (sanctioned substantive)
387 (existing substantive)
• No. of technical support staff – 150
• Student strength in regular courses – 2138 (as on year 2012)
Female-1170, SC-490, ST-196, DA-07, OBC-NA
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NBU at a glance contd.
• No. of affiliated colleges – 68
• Total no. of students in the affiliated colleges
– 96181 (UG – 95529, PG – 652)
• There is an IQAC
• There is an Academic Staff College (UGC)
• Support System for Students:
Equal Opportunity Cell
Coaching Schemes for SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) /Minorities
Scheme for Basic Facilities for Women
Facilities for Differently Abled Persons
Sexual Harassment Cell
Grievance Redressal Cell
Day Care Centre
Recreation Facilities
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Development / Reforms: Goals (2020)
Development of human resources
Revision of teaching learning process
Research activities
Administrative reforms
Infrastructure Development
Social commitments
Student welfare
Academic Audit
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Development of human resources
• To fill up the vacant teaching, administrative (officer as well
as non-teaching) and technical posts
• To recruit new faculty members and non-teaching posts for
the Jalpaiguri Campus (sent to the State Govt. for approval),
and new faculty members for the Siliguri campus against the
posts approved by the UGC in XII plan (sent to the State Govt.
for concurrence)
• To appoint new officers (Law officer, officer for the Placement
cell, Sports Officer etc.)
• Reallocation and transfer of non-teaching staff members
• To expedite the promotional processes at all levels
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Revision of teaching learning process
• To review the semester system (e.g., more emphasis on
continuous evaluation)
• To revise the curriculum both in the UG and in the PG levels
• To review the examination process
• To start new courses / departments /centers - several are
proposed, in the XII plan as well as for the Jalpaiguri Campus
(e.g., Pharmacy, Food Tech., M.Ed., M.A. in Edn., Geology,
Phys. Edn., Performing Arts, Comparative literature, Cognitive
Science, Nano Science and Technology etc.)
• To start the Technology faculty
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Research objectives:
• To encourage innovative research
• To ensure a balance between quality and quantity
• To encourage research in new frontiers that are relevant to
• To encourage collaborations (intra and inter-university)
• To build up good infrastructure for experimental and
computational research
• To take measures to improve the quality of the journals
publishes by different departments
• To initiate a university-industry linkage
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Administrative reforms
To amend the statutes
NAAC re-accreditation
To start e-governance, e-tendering etc.
To start biometric attendance system
To start online admission, registration, nomination filing etc.
for Elections
• To initiate a uniform transfer policy for the non-teaching staffs
• Constitution of Intellectual Propriety Right Cell
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Infrastructure Development
• Building renovation, extension, new buildings in the Jalpaiguri
campus, more guest houses and improving the present ones, and
Building a Guest House of International standards
• Additional hostels for students and research scholars, and
improving the conditions of the existing ones
• Development of research infrastructure
• Power substation
• LAN, Wi-Fi, Website up-gradation
• Landscaping the campus
• Building up more student facilities e.g., smart class-rooms
• Arrangement of alternative power sources (solar) for hostels,
guest house etc.
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Social commitments
• Outreach and awareness programs
• Social integration
• Promoting Local Culture
• University – Society interaction
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Student welfare
Food courts
Augmentation of indoor and outdoor sports facilities
Film-club, photography club, mountaineering club, music club,
and other cultural centers
• Activate the student counseling center
• Re-activate the placement cell
• Additional career oriented degree / diploma courses
Thank You

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