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Ranchi Women’s College (A Constituent Autonomous College Under Ranchi University) Established -1949

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Constitution of Governing Body of Constituent Colleges run by University as per UGC Guidelines


Prof. V. P. Sharan, Former Pro. Vice Chancellor, Ranchi University, Ranchi

U. G. C. Nominee

Dr. Mahima Thakur, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi

University Nominee

Dr. Kunul Kandir, Professor, University Department of Botany, Ranchi University, Ranchi


Sri Ravi Shrivastava, Hotel Shivani International, Hinoo, Ranchi


Sri V K Gadhyan, C.A., Church Complex, Ranchi

Senior Teacher

Dr. Phulmani Dhan, Prof-in-charge, Arts Block

Senior Teacher

Dr. Abha Prasad, Prof-in-charge, Science Block

Principal-cum-ex -officio Member

Dr. Shamshun Nehar


The college will have the following committees to ensure proper management of academic, financial and general administrative affairs. The following are statutory bodies in the Autonomous College:

(a) Governing Body

(b) Academic Council

(c) Board of Studies

(d) Finance Committee

(a) Governing Body

Term: The Governing Body will be reconstituted every two years except in the case of UGC nominee which will have term of five years.

Meetings: Meetings of the Governing Body will be conducted a minimum of two times in a year.

Functions of the Governing Body: Subject to the existing provision in the byelaws of respective college and rules laid down by the state government/parent university, the governing body of the above colleges shall have powers to:

Determine and prescribe its own courses of study and syllabi, and restructure and redesign the courses to suit local needs, make it skill oriented and in consonance with the job requirements;

Prescribe rules for admission in consonance with the reservation policy of the state government/national policy;

Promote research in relevant fields;

Evolve methods of assessment of student’s performance, the conduct of examinations and notification of results;

Use modern tools of educational technology to achieve higher standards and greater creativity; and 3

Promote healthy practices such as community service, extension activities, projects for the benefit of the society at large, neighborhood programmes, etc.

Institute scholarships, fellowships, studentships, medals, prizes and certificates on the recommendations of the Academic Council

Approve new programmes of study leading to degrees and/or diplomas

Perform such other functions and institute committees, as may be necessary and deemed fit for the proper development, and fulfil the objectives for which the college has been declared as autonomous.

The College once granted autonomous status will have the privilege of :

Constitute their own Governing Body, Academic Council and Board of Studies to formulate new courses within the nomenclature specified by UGC as per the Specification of Degrees 2014 and amended from time to time.

i. Constitute their own Finance Committee.

ii. The above bodies will also have the powers to review all existing courses making curricula more community relevant, skill oriented and keeping in view the employability requirements of the graduates.

iii. It can fix fees of the courses at their own level.

iv. It will have complete administrative autonomy.

v. The College will continue to receive funds as being done before the grant of autonomous status, if any.

vi. However, the degree will be awarded by the parent university

The Principal (Chairperson) : Dr. Shamshun Nehar

All the Heads of Departments in the college

Four teachers of the college representing different categories of teaching staff by rotation on the basis of seniority of service in the college

(a) Dean of Commerce(b) Dean of Science(c) Dean of Social Science(d) Dean of Humanities

Not less than four experts/academicians from outside the college representing such areas as Industry, Commerce, Law, Education, Medicine, Engineering, Sciences etc., to be nominated by the Governing Body :

(a) Dr. Firoz Ahmad

(b) Dr. Shyamla

(c) Mr Punit Kumar Poddar

(d) Dr. R C Mishra

Three nominees of the university not less than Professors :

(a) Dr. Abhijit Dutta

(b) Dr. Sanjay Mishra

(c) Dr. Karma Oraon

A faculty member nominated by the Principal (Member Secretary): Dr. Vinita SIngh - Member Secretary

(b) Academic Council (Composition)

Term :The term of the nominated members shall be two years.

Meetings : Academic Council will meet at least twice a year.

Functions of the Academic Council : Without prejudice to the generality of functions mentioned, the Academic Council will have powers to:

a. Scrutinise and approve the proposals with or without modification of the Boards of Studies with regard to courses of study, academic regulations, curricula, syllabi and modifications thereof, instructional and evaluation arrangements, methods, procedures 13 relevant thereto etc., provided that where the Academic Council differs on any proposal, it will have the right to return the matter for reconsideration to the Board of Studies concerned or reject it, after giving reasons to do so.

b. Make regulations regarding the admission of students to different programmes of study in the college keeping in view the policy of the Government.

c. Make regulations for sports, extra-curricular activities, and proper maintenance and functioning of the playgrounds and hostels.

d. Recommend to the Governing Body proposals for institution of new programmes of study.

e. Recommend to the Governing Body institution of scholarships, studentships, fellowships, prizes and medals, and to frame regulations for the award of the same.

f. Advise the Governing Body on suggestions(s) pertaining to academic affairs made by it.

g. Perform such other functions as may be assigned by the Governing Body.

Head of the Department concerned (Chairman).

The entire faculty of each specialization

Two subject experts from outside the parent university to be nominated by the Academic Council.

One expert to be nominated by the vice-chancellor from a panel of six recommended by the college principal.

One representative from industry/corporate sector/allied area relating to placement.

One postgraduate meritorious alumnus to be nominated by the principal.

The chairman, Board of Studies, may with the approval of the principal of the college, co-opt:

(a) Experts from outside the college whenever special courses of studies are to be formulated.

(b) Other members of staff of the same faculty.

(c) Board of Studies (Composition)

Term : The term of the nominated members shall be two years.

Meetings : The Board of Studies will meet at least twice a year.

Functions: The Board of Studies of a Department in the college shall:

(a) prepare syllabus for various courses keeping in view the objectives of the college, interest of the stakeholders and national requirement for consideration and approval of the Academic Council;

(b) suggest methodologies for innovative teaching and evaluation techniques;

(c) suggest panel of names to the Academic Council for appointment of examiners;

(d) coordinate research, teaching, extension and other academic activities in the department/college.

The Principal (Chairman) : Dr. Shamshun Nehar.

One person to be nominated by the Governing Body of the college for a period of two years : Dr. Supriya.

Finance Officer of the affiliating University (w.e.f. 2017).

One senior-most teacher of the college to be nominated in rotation by the principal for two years : Dr. Phulmani Dhan

(c) Finance Committee (Composition)

Term : Term of the Finance Committee will be two years.

Meetings : The Finance Committee will meet at least twice a year

Functions of the Finance Committee: The Finance Committee will be an advisory body to the Governing Body, to consider:

(a) budget estimates relating to the grant received/receivable from UGC, and income from fees, etc. collected for the activities to undertake the scheme of autonomy; and

(b) audited accounts for the above.