Dau Dayal Mahila (P.G.) College, Firozabad

(College with Potential for Excellence under the UGC Act with B++ Accreditation by NAAC)


DDMPG College has been assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Banglore, (an autonomous body of the University Grants Commission) and awarded ”B+” grade.

The College....

The progress of a country is directly proportional to the all round development of women. Keeping this in mind, Late Shri Gopal Chandra Ji founded Dau Dayal Bal Mandir in the memory of his father Late Shri Dau Dayal Ji, a leading industrialist, a visionary and philanthropist from Northern India. Firozabad city – Famous for Glass Industry is 45 Km away from Agra (a world heritage city). A historical town itself, Firozabad is a backward district located on the banks of Yamuna.

Dau Dayal Mahila Mahavidyalaya Society made its initial foray into the world of education by starting a Bal Mandir in the year 1965. In the span of forty three years, the sapling blossomed into a giant tree having branches like Dau Dayal Inter College, Dau Dayal Mahila P.G. College affiliated to Dr. B.R.A. University, Agra. The Education Department of our college has been assessed and accredited by NAAC and awarded B+ grade in 2004. The Education Department has also been upgraded to Post Graduate Department by introducing M. Ed classes in 2004.

Our college has been assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Banglore, (an autonomous body of the University Grants Commission) and awarded ”B+” grade.

The whole ethos of the institution is selfless service to the society, as is evident by the motto of the institution “सेवा परमो धर्म:”. To uphold this motto, our institute aims at building a social structure where women can enjoy respectability free from gender bias and can also exercise their rights. It considers women education essential for their all round development viz; physical, mental, intellectual, social and moral. It also aims at inculcating the right attitude, values, ideas and ideologies amongst the students. To make women self-reliant and to further the cause of women education, our college has started several job-oriented certificate courses.

To develop aesthetic sense and the basic values of Indian Culture and Music, the college, in association with SPIC-MACAY organizes the performances of artists of international repute like Bharat-Ratna Ustaad Bismillah Khan, Padma Shree Uma Sharma, Padma Vibhushan Girija Devi, Padma Shree Shobhana Narayan, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasiya, Teejan Baee and many other famous artists.

The institute aims at an all-round harmonious development of students of the college. The college organizes seminars and workshops, inter-collegiate debates and sports competitions and poster, music, rangoli competitions etc. To inculcate the feelings of national integration and social service ,the students are enrolled for N.S.S. and N.C.C. programmes and are encouraged to do social-service for the upliftment of the poor and the down trodden.

To prove its worthiness to the beneficiaries, the college has decided to offer itself for assessment and accreditation by NAAC. To accomplish this goal, the Principal of the college assigned this job to the Steering Committee, headed by Dr. Mrs. Unmeet Arora, Department of English. The Steering Committee was assisted by several sub-committees having members from different departments. The Steering Committee gathered facts and figures and analyzed the data to compile an evaluative report, in accordance with the format provided by NAAC.

The syllabus of the course is designed to equip the students with an intellectual and inter-disciplinary approach essential for the profession. The course aims to strike a balance between the theoretical approach to the field and close interaction with eminent journalists to enable them to create a foyer in the market of contention.

The curriculum emphasized not only the skills of news writing, reporting and editing but also provides a broad view of the contemporary national and international scenario as well. The learning process also includes festivals, seminars, workshops and conferences on media issues and events to acclimatize the students with the recent trends and dynamics.

Teaching and Learning process

  1. The institution formulates its teaching plans and evaluation blue print to organize the teaching – learning and evaluation schedules. The academic calendar and teaching plans are so designed that the entire syllabus is covered well in time. The faculty tries their best to adhere to the norms in respect of teaching, practicals and even extra–curricular activities. Monthly tests and half-yearly exams are held to evaluate their skills and work on them according to the result of tests. The college prepares teaching plans according to the academic calendar provided by the university.
  2. To execute the teaching plan, the institution prepares the academic calendar, ensuring the maximum academic activities through its teaching days. In all the departments, the most popular teaching learning method is lecture-method. Besides, the college regularly organizes seminars, guest-lectures, and group-discussions. The students take active part in Departmental competitions i.e. Rangoli, Mehendi, Salad Decoration competitions and essay-writing, poem-writing, declamation contests etc. are organized and the students show keen interest in these competitions and get benefitted. The students are exposed to the computers and are assisted to make use of computers and implement it in their daily life.
    The institution has organized National seminars with the assistance of U.G.C. on the subjects of national interest like “Environmental Pollution–A Challenge to Human Survival” in November 2005 and “Threats to Quality Concern in Higher Education and Strategies for Improvement” in January 2007. Another national seminar on “Removing Regional Imbalances’ was also organized last year in March 2008. Large number of delegates, scholars from all over India participated in these seminars. Souvenirs containing abstracts of papers were also released on these occasions.
  3. Learning is made student - centric by involving them in the co-curricular activities. They are advised and encouraged to work on the projects concerning society. They are advised to take up professional and vocational certificate courses to acquire knowledge. These courses can help them in their lives and they can become self-sufficient. The students are allowed full liberty in organizing the programmes in the college so that they may learn management skills. This process gives them lifelong learning.
  4. For effective learning, the teachers make use of modern teaching aids like computers, internet, audio–visuals, over head projectors, class-room seminars, workshops etc. are also held.
  5. The students and faculty have an access to the various sites available on the internet to acquire more information on the topics of their interest. The faculty has an open access to the library and consults journals, research papers. They also attend seminars/workshops and symposia organized in the college and by the other colleges of the University.
  6. Post Graduate departments have their own departmental libraries. Efforts are on to establish departmental libraries in each and every deptt. However, there is a big central library where students consult journals and reference books etc. Students can consult books in the Departmental library also.
  7. The institution gathers feedback from the students about the Teaching and Learning. In accordance with the expression of the students, the Faculty is advised by the Principal to improvise. Feed-back from students is analyzed and teachers are advised accordingly. The teachers are also advised to improve their teaching patterns as per the needs of the students.