In Pursuit of Quality Higher Education
P K Roy Memorial College is the most desired and favoured destination for higher education in this part of Jharkhand. The students of adjoining districts of West Bengal also come to P K Roy for their higher education. Established in 1960, the college is imparting education right from Intermediate to postgraduation degree. Even many of the students are pursuing their research under the aegis of able and competent teachers of this college. In view of its popularity and quality education being imparted the Government of Jharkhand in the year 2017 declared the college as one of the Premier College of Jharkhand and gave substantial financial support to the college to improve its NAAC grade from B to A and achieve better ranking in the country.
In the pursuit of excellence college has activated its IQAC. All planning for academic improvement and excellence are being designed and developed by the IQAC. The decisions taken by the IQAC during last academic session the college has moved towards digitalization and computerization of its academics and administration. We have introduced Syayamprabha in the classroom (LT3 – a classroom has been converted for the purpose) and National Digital Library (NDL) has been made mandatory for the students to improve their accessibility to the Digital India programme of MHRD for higher education. The Central Library of the college has been face lifted and made accessible to all as the library has increased its functional hours and is equipped with Swayamprabha classroom and Video Conferencing facilities. The Book are digitalized and have RFID managed by SOUL software. The INFLIBNET facility and N-LIST makes available some 600 odd International journals and some 32 lakh digital books of different libraries of the country. Very shortly the college central library will have good facility of reading room and a few computers/ kiosks for regular reading of Magazines and Newspaper. The library hours being introduced in the routine are being made the part of regular curricula. The departmental libraries are being maintained by the respective departments and are also rich and they are catering to the needs of the PG students and teachers.
Seminars, conferences and workshops are regular feature of the college to develop the overall personality of the students to make them competent in the real world. Organization of different nature – Air Force, TEDEXCEL, IIT ISM, BIT Sindri, NIEPA, and many more come to the college and interact with our students for motivation and personality development programme. Many of them come for employment too. Student of P K Roy are smart, and they have proved themselves while qualifying in various examinations of National and International levels. They have excelled not only in academics but have been excellent in the field of cultural activities and sports. College also organized a training programme for its faculty on MOOCs by the NIEPA expert.
College has MOU with STP IIT Bombay to train students on Open Online Software for learning of computer and computer software (especially for the students of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry); With TISS for EXCEL programme to prepare students for competitive examinations; and with Orell iTell for spoken communication skill development tutorials.
The State-of-the-art computer lab supports students of all steam to learn basics of computers. The functional Language Laboratory with sophisticated software for development of communication skills among the students have instilled confidence among them. During Rojgar Mela – organized by the Higher, Technical and Skill Development Department, Govt. of Jharkhand in 2017 and 2018 high number of our students were selected in different companies and they were offered handsome packages.
The college has developed its own online admission system and has introduced QR coded identity cards to its all students from the academic session 2018-2021. The web portal of the college has student portal facility which will have educational tutorial video links and old question papers. To cope with the faculty shortage, we have introduced flipped classroom and Edmodo. The facility of Edmodo presently is limited to self-financing vocational courses. From this year the students will have more options and opportunities for programmes and courses as two new three years self-financing vocational courses – BCA and BBA have recently been introduced.
The college is planning for Skill Development Courses. From the next academic session, we will start two new skill development vocational courses such as – Certificate course in Automotive Skills and Certificate and Diploma Course in Office Administration Skill. The library will move to a better and spacious new building – G7 Academic Building.
The College is preparing for NAAC as its NAAC grade will be over by November 2019. Therefore, efforts are on in pooling resources and working hard to improve its grade this time. Further, the college will also go for NIRF registration and will try to get a rank.