Prasannadeb Women's College

The National Cadet Corps is the Indian military cadet corps with its Headquarters at New Delhi. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis. National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and Universities all over India. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course but are given preference over normal candidates during selections based on the achievements in the corps. P. D. Women's College has a NCC unit. Here are some glimpses of activity of our NCC unit:

 

The institution believes that the holistic development of students may be attained by getting them involved in various extension activities and community services organized by the college through a number of wings like NSS. The National Service Scheme with its motto of "Not Me, but You" offers an excellent opportunity to the students to inculcate the democratic spirit, communitarian lifestyle, and group learning. NSS has been performing admirably in conducting community welfare programmes and social work projects in rural areas. The College has four units of NSS headed by four Teacher-Programme Officers. An Orientation Programme for the newly enrolled volunteers of NSS is organized to motivate them for undertaking social and community services. Benefits of NSS are communicated to the students during the Orientation Programme of the first year students. Advantages and procedures for participation into such programmes are notified through notice boards and special displays.

At the beginning of every academic session, the NSS Programme Officers chalk out plans in consultation with the Principal for the extension and outreach programmes to be undertaken in the academic session. These programmes are of two kinds—Regular Programmes and Special Camping Programmes.

The regular activities which include Blood donation camp, blood group determination camp, health check up, awareness camp, campus cleaning, plantation etc. aim at the improvement of the overall condition of the locality. In addition to that, the NSS units of the college also arrange the Special Camping Programmes through which economically backward area/village is adopted for different activities like digging tube-wells, spreading awareness of various diseases, health consciousness, awareness of the need for total literacy etc. A questionnaire was generally devised to collect inputs from the people concerned on a number of issues like the access to public health care system, education and employability etc. The findings of the surveys are utilized for devising plans for welfare programmes to be taken up in the next phase. Special attention has been taken to address the problems faced by the disenfranchised section of the society. The report of the survey is also submitted to the SDO for information.

The extension activities undertaken by the college have visible impact not just upon the community where these works are undertaken, but also upon the student-participants. The students from various departments are encouraged to participate in these programmes which help them in inculcating the spirit of service.  Their active participation and engagement in social/community welfare orient them not only towards inculcating the spirit of service for the community, but facilitate in their holistic development. The student volunteers of NSS units learn to work in groups and thus develop fellow feelings and self-less service to the society. Since the programmes were executed by the student-participants, they develop hand-on experience in management and thus leadership qualities are groomed. The academic experience thus is complemented by their participation in social activities and they acquire the learning skill for becoming good, responsible citizens with zeal for social work.

NSS Programm Officers:

  • Dr. Sheela Datta Ghatak, Associate Professor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Dr. Swasati Das, Associate Professor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Dr. Sukanta Das, Assistant Professor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Dr. Nanda Banerjee, Assistant Professor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Financially weak students can avail assistance through following schemes at the college:

  • Free Studentship
  • Student Aid Fund

Various government scholarships are also available through the college

  • Kanyashree Prakalpa
  • SC/ST/OBC Stipend
  • WBMDFC scholarship for religious minority students

For details please contact principal of the college.

The Alumni Association of the college was set up with the objective of involving the former students of the college in various developmental programmes and initiatives undertaken by the college. The association seeks to strike effective and meaningful liaison between the former students and their alma mater. With this end in view, the association would consider the holding of annual reunion of its members regularly, and would invite the expertise and knowledge of the members for the development of the college. All the former students and the outgoing students of P. D. Women’s College are invited to register themselves as members of Alumni Association by filling up the registration form, which is already available on the college website. Registration forms are also available at the college office. The next plan of actions like meeting with the members of alumni association, participation in college cultural programme, assistance wherever required in college development etc. will be notified time to time on the college website.

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