A distinctive feature of Jogamaya Devi College is the sustained effort of its IQAC towards curriculum enrichment through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary activities as they provide a social context and perspective to the teaching-learning process and an opportunity to broaden the knowledge gained from regular curricular activities.
Recognizing the future paradigm shift of higher education towards a multidisciplinary model, as envisaged in the new education policy of the government, this endeavor of the IQAC reflects foresight and prepares the institution for seamlessly adopting the new policy, when implemented.
The following interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary activities were organized in the session 2020-2021.
2 Youtube videos created on lives of famous Indian Scientists.
15 Webinars/Poster presentation/ Quizzes on Environment and sustainability / Cyber security/Forensic Botany /Vertebrate evolution / Spanish flu and its socio- economic impact / Biogeochemistry.
3-Day Online workshop titled ' Relevance of Srimadbhagvadgita in the present day'
The college e- book for 2020-21 was a multidisciplinary compilation on 'The Changing Trends in Human Thought and Perspectives' Part 2.
The e-books to be published in 2022 have been notified as follows:
Back to basics:a multidisciplinary approach to organic living.
The environmental, economic and scenario impact of Covid-19.
Multicultural Student Composition
The institution takes pride in its multicultural student composition which adds vibrancy to its ambience. In keeping with its vision, the spirit of inclusiveness is evident in all college activities. Welfare schemes are extended to all students regardless of ethnic and economic background.
Self-empowerment of Women and Value Education
The institution believes in the self-empowerment of women and the importance of value education in stress management and all round development of the individual. Every year students are sent to 4-Day Value Orientation camps held in Vivekananda Nidhi, Serampore where they are acquainted with basic meditation techniques, self-management and decision making, and stress management. Value orientation and Stress Management sessions have been held online during the lockdown period.
Lectures on Interdisciplinary Topics
Lectures on interdisciplinary topics, delivered both by college faculty and invited speakers are held each year. These lectures provide a unique opportunity to the students to realise the importance of the interdisciplinary approach in academics in solving issues of national and global importance. The interdisciplinary lectures were held online during the lockdown. Other lectures on gender issues, environmental awareness, sustainable development and many other relevant topics are held all the year round.
Being dedicated to spreading of women’s education, college expedites processing of different kinds of scholarship applications by students and thus in 2018-19, 390 students have been awarded various scholarships by institution, governments and independent agencies.
Acknowledging importance of independent research by teachers, college introduced Small-Research-Grant for Part-Time & Contractual Teachers who are otherwise not eligible for research funding by funding agencies. In 2018-19, 3 part-time & Contractual Teachers availed the facility.
The college has two kinds of non-teaching staff; Government appointed fulltime staff and college appointed staff. Since government appointed staffs enjoy different kinds of benefits especially in terms of retirement benefit, college tries to give college appointed staff a few benefits so that they do not feel left out. Thus, college introduced a number of benefit scheme for such employees of which College-Aided-PPF-Scheme, Festival ex-gratia, Winter Garment Allowance are mention worthy.