Sophia Girls’ College, Ajmer
Sophia Girls' College
(Autonomous), Ajmer
Seat of Wisdom


The NATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION COUNCIL (NAAC) is an autonomous institution established by the UGC in 1994.NAAC conducts assessment and accreditation of Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) such as Colleges, Universities or other recognised institutions to derive an understanding of the ‘Quality Status’ of the institution. NAAC evaluates the institutions for its conformance to the standards of quality in terms of its performance related to the educational processes and outcomes, curriculum coverage, teaching-learning processes, faculty, research, infrastructure, learning resources, organisation, governance, financial well being and student services.

Self Study Report 2016-2021

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AQAR Reports 2022-23

NAAC Accrediation Certificate


Criteria I - Curricular Aspects

1.1 Curriculum Design and Development 1.1.1 Curricula developed and implemented have relevance to the local, national, regional and global developmental needs which is reflected in Program Outcomes (POs), Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs) and Course Outcomes (COs) of all the program offered by the Institution
  1. Additional Information
1.1.2 Number of Programmes where syllabus revision was carried out during the year:
  1. BOS Minutes
  2. Revised Syllabusof Courses
1.1.3 Number of courses focusing on employability/entrepreneurship/ skill development offered by the Institution during the year:
  1. Minutes of BOS
  2. Syllabus highlighting on employability/entrepreneurship/ skill development
1.2 Academic Flexibility 1.2.1 Number of new courses introduced across all programmes offered during the year:
  1. Minutes of BOS
  2. Additional Document
1.2.2 Number of Programmes offered through Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)/Elective Course System:
  1. Minutes of BOM
  2. Proofs
1.3 Curriculum Enrichment 1.3.1 Institution integrates cross-cutting issues relevant to Professional Ethics, Gender, Human Values, Environment and Sustainability, and Human Values into the curriculum:
  1. List and Syllabus_Cross Cutting Issues
1.3.2 Number of value-added courses for imparting transferable and life skills offered during the year:
  1. Brochure
  2. Additional Document
1.3.3 Number of students enrolled in the courses under 1.3.2 above:
  1. Additional Document
1.3.4 Number of students undertaking field work/projects/ internships / student projects:
  1. Field Visits and Internships
1.4 Feedback System 1.4.1 Structured feedback and review of the syllabus (semester-wise / year-wise) is obtained from 1) Students 2) Teachers 3) Employers and 4) Alumni
  1. Feedback Forms and Academic Council minutes
  2. Feedback Action Taken Report
1.4.2 The feedback system of the Institution comprises the following: A. Feedback collected, analysed and action taken made available on the website B. Feedback collected, analysed and action taken C. Feedback collected and analysed D. Feedback collected E. Feedback not collected
  1. Feedback Analysis

Criteria II - Teaching Learning and Evaluation

2.1 Student Enrolment and Profile of students admitted (year-wise) during the year:
  1. Additional Information Number of sanctioned seats (year-wise) during the year:
  1. Additional Information
2.1.2. Number of seats filled against reserved categories (SC, ST, OBC, Divyangjan, etc.) as per the reservation policy during the year (exclusive of supernumerary seats):
  1. Additional Information
2.2 Catering to Student Diversity 2.2.1: The institution assesses students’ learning levels and organises special programmes for both slow and advanced learners:
  1. Additional Information
2.2.2: Student – Teacher (full-time) ratio:
  1. Additional Information
2.3 Teaching - Learning Process 2.3.1 : Student-centric methods such as experiential learning, participative learning and problem-solving methodologies are used for enhancing learning experiences:
  1. Additional Information
2.3.2: Teachers use ICT-enabled tools including online resources for effective teaching and learning:
  1. ICT Enabled Tools and resources
2.3.3: Ratio of students to mentor for academic and other related issues:
  1. Mentor Mentee Circular
  2. Mentor Mentee List
2.3.4 : Preparation and adherence to Academic Calendar and Teaching Plans by the institution:
  1. Academic Calendar and Teaching Plans
2.4 Teacher Profile and Quality 2.4.1: Number of full-time teachers against sanctioned posts during the year:
  1. List of Faculty Members
2.4.2: Number of full-time teachers with PhD/ D.M. / M.Ch. / D.N.B Super-Specialty / DSc / DLitt during the year:
  1. Additional Information
2.4.3: Total teaching experience of full-time teachers in the same institution: (Full-time teachers’ total teaching experience in the current institution)
  1. Additional Information
2.5 Evaluation Process and Reforms 2.5.1 Number of days from the date of last semester-end/ year- end examination till the declaration of results during the year
  1. Additional Information
2.5.2 Number of students’ complaints/grievances against evaluation against the total number who appeared in the examinations during the year:
  1. Additional Information
2.5.3 IT integration and reforms in the examination procedures and processes including Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) have brought in considerable improvement in the Examination Management System (EMS) of the Institution:
  1. Additional Information
2.6 Student Performance and Learning Outcomes 2.6.1: Programme Outcomes and Course Outcomes for all Programmes offered by the institution are stated and displayed on the website and communicated to teachers and students:
  1. Program and Course Outcomes
  2. Attainment of Outcomes
2.6.2: Attainment of Programme Outcomes and Course Outcomes as evaluated by the institution:
  1. Attainment of Programme Outcomes and Course Outcomes
2.6.3 Pass Percentage of students: Total number of final year students who passed in the examinations conducted by Institution: Total number of final year students who appeared for the examinations
  1. Additional Information
  2. Auunal Report 2022-23
2.7 Student Satisfaction Survey 2.7.1: Student Satisfaction Survey (SSS) on overall institutional performance
  1. Student Satisafcton Survey

Criteria III - Research, Innovations and Extension

3.1 Promotion of Research and Facilities 3.1.1 The institution’s research facilities are frequently updated and there is a well-defined policy for promotion of research which is uploaded on the institutional website and implemented:
  1. Minutes of BOM
  2. Additional Document
3.1.2 The institution provides seed money to its teachers for research: Seed money provided by the institution to its teachers for research during the year (INR in lakhs):
  1. Research and Development Cell Meeting Minutes
  2. List of Teacher receiving Seed Money Grant
3.1.3 Number of teachers who were awarded national / international fellowship(s) for advanced studies/research during the year:
  1. e-Copies of the letter
3.2 Resource Mobilization for Research 3.2.1 Grants received from Government and Non-Governmental agencies for research projects, endowments, Chairs during the year (INR in Lakhs):
3.2.2 Number of teachers having research projects during the year:
3.2.3 Number of teachers recognised as research guides:
  1. Copies of the letter of the University
3.2.4 Number of departments having research projects funded by Government and Non-Government agencies during the year:
3.3 Innovation Ecosystem 3.3.1 Institution has created an ecosystem for innovations and creation and transfer of knowledge supported by dedicated centres for research, entrepreneurship, community orientation, incubation, etc.
  1. Additional Information
3.3.2 Number of workshops/seminars conducted on Research Methodology, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Entrepreneurship and Skill Development during the year:
  1. Details of Seminars and Workshops
3.4 Research Publications and Awards 3.4.1 The Institution ensures implementation of its Code of Ethics for Research uploaded in the website through the following: 1. Research Advisory Committee 2. Ethics Committee 3. Inclusion of Research Ethics in the research methodology course work 4. Plagiarism check through authenticated software
  1. Code of Ethics
  2. Additional Information
3.4.2 Number of PhD candidates registered per teacher (as per the data given with regard to recognized PhD guides/ supervisors provided in Metric No. 3.2.3) during the year: Number of PhD students registered during the year: Number of teachers recognized as guides during the year:
  1. List of PhD Students
3.4.3 Number of research papers per teacher in CARE Journals notified on UGC website during the year:
  1. Additional Information
3.4.4 Number of books and chapters in edited volumes / books published per teacher during the year:
  1. Additional Information
Bibliometrics of the publications during the year based on average Citation Index in Scopus/ Web of Science/PubMed Total number of Citations in Scopus during the year
Total number of Citations in Web of Science during the year : Total number of Publications in Scopus during the year
Total number of Publications in Web of Science during the year
  1. Additional Information
Bibliometrics of the publications during the year based on Scopus/ Web of Science – h-Index of the University h-index of Scopus during the year
h-index of Web of Science during the year
  1. Additional Information
3.5 Consultancy 3.5.1 Revenue generated from consultancy and corporate training during the year (INR in lakhs):
  1. Additional Information
  2. Audited Statements
3.5.2 Total amount spent on developing facilities, training teachers and clerical/project staff for undertaking consultancy during the year:
  1. Audited Statements
  2. List of Teachers
  3. List of Training Programs
3.6 Extension Activities 3.6.1 Extension activities carried out in the neighbourhood sensitising students to social issues for their holistic development, and the impact thereof during the year:
  1. Additional Information
3.6.2 Number of awards and recognition received by the Institution, its teachers and students for extension activities from Government / Government-recognised bodies during the year:
  1. E - Copy of Awards
3.6.3 Number of extension and outreach programmes conducted by the institution through NSS/NCC during the year
  1. Report
3.6.4 Number of students participating in extension activities listed in 3.6.3 during the year:
  1. Report
3.7 Collaboration 3.7.1 Number of collaborative activities during the year for research/ faculty exchange/ student exchange/ internship/ on-the-job training/ project work:
  1. Additional Information
3.7.2 Number of functional MoUs with institutions of national and/or international importance, other universities, industries, corporate houses, etc. during the year (only functional MoUs with ongoing activities to be considered):
  1. E-copies of the MoU
  2. Additional Information

Criteria IV - Infrastructure and Learning Resources

4.1 Physical Facilities 4.1.1 The Institution has adequate infrastructure and physical facilities for teaching-learning, viz., classrooms, laboratories, computing equipments, etc.
  1. Additional Information
4.1.2 The institution has adequate facilities for cultural activities, yoga, sports and games (indoor and outdoor) including gymnasium, yoga centre, auditorium etc.)
  1. Geotagged Pictures
  2. Additional Information
  3. Sports Notices
4.1.3 Number of classrooms and seminar halls with ICT-enabled facilities:
  1. ICT-enabled facilities
4.1.4 Expenditure for infrastructure augmentation, excluding salary, during the year (INR in Lakhs):
  1. Audited Statement
  2. Additional Information
4.2 Library as a Learning Resource 4.2.1 Library is automated using Integrated Library Management System (ILMS):
  1. Additional Information
4.2.2 Institution has access to the following: 1. e-journals 2. e-ShodhSindhu 3. Shodhganga Membership 4. e-books 5. Databases 6. Remote access to e-resources
  1. Details of Subscription
4.2.3 Expenditure on purchase of books/ e-books and subscription to journals/e-journals during the year (INR in lakhs):
  1. Audited Statement of Accounts
  2. Additional Information
4.2.4 Usage of library by teachers and students (footfalls and login data for online access): Number of teachers and students using the library per day during the year
  1. Details of Library Usage
4.3 IT Infrastructure 4.3.1 Institution has an IT policy covering Wi-Fi, cyber security, etc. and has allocated budget for updating its IT facilities:
  1. LAN Connection and WIFI Access Point
  2. IT Policy
4.3.2 Student - Computer ratio
Number of Students: Number of Computers
  1. Additional Information
4.3.3 Bandwidth of internet connection in the Institution and the number of students on campus:
  1. Details of Bandwidth
4.3.4 Institution has facilities for e-content development: Facilities available for e-content development: 1. Media Centre 2. Audio-Visual Centre 3. Lecture Capturing System (LCS) 4. Mixing equipments and software for editing
  1. E-content
4.4 Maintenance of Campus Infrastructure 4.4.1 Expenditure incurred on maintenance of physical and academic support facilities, excluding salary component, during the year (INR in lakhs):
  1. Audited Statements
  2. Additional Information
4.4.2 There are established systems and procedures for maintaining and utilizing physical, academic and support facilities – classrooms, laboratory, library, sports complex, computers, etc.
  1. AMC Document
  2. Additional Information
  3. Institutional Maintenance Policy

Criteria V - Student Support and Progression

5.1 Student Support 5.1.1 Number of students benefitted by scholarships and freeships provided by the Government during the year:
  1. Additional Information
5.1.2 Number of students benefitted by scholarships and freeships provided by the institution and non-government agencies during the year:
  1. Additional Information
5.1.3 The following Capacity Development and Skill Enhancement activities are organised for improving students’ capabilities: 1. Soft Skills 2. Language and Communication Skills 3. Life Skills (Yoga, Physical fitness, Health and Hygiene) 4. Awareness of Trends in Technology
  1. Additional Information
5.1.4 Number of students benefitted from guidance/coaching for competitive examinations and career counselling offered by the institution during the year:
  1. Additional Information
5.1.5 The institution adopts the following mechanism for redressal of students’ grievances, including sexual harassment and ragging: 1. Implementation of guidelines of statutory/regulatory bodies 2. Creating awareness and implementation of policies with zero tolerance 3. Mechanism for submission of online/offline students’ grievances 4. Timely redressal of grievances through appropriate committees
  1. Minutes of Meeting
5.2 Student Progression 5.2.1 Number of outgoing students who got placement during the year:
  1. List of Students Placed
5.2.2 Number of outgoing students progressing to higher education during the year:
  1. Detail of students went for Higher Education
5.2.3 Number of students qualifying in state/ national/ international level examinations during the year Number of students who qualified in state/ national/ international examinations (e.g.: IIT-JAM/NET/SET/JRF/GATE/GMAT/CAT/ GRE/ TOEFL/Civil Services/State government examinations) during the year: Number of students who appeared in state/ national/ international examinations (e.g.: IIT-JAM/ NET/SLET/GATE/GMAT/CAT/ GRE/TOEFL/Civil Services/State government examinations) during the year:
  1. Supporting Document
5.3 Student Participation and Activities 5.3.1 Number of awards/medals for outstanding performance in sports and/or cultural activities at inter-university / state /national / international events (award for a team event should be counted as one) during the year:
  1. Additional Information
5.3.2 Presence of an active Student Council and representation of students in academic and administrative bodies/committees of the institution:
  1. Additional Information
5.3.3 Number of sports and cultural events / competitions organised by the institution:
  1. Report Sports and cultural 2022-23
5.4 Alumni Engagement 5.4.1 The Alumni Association and its Chapters (registered and functional) contribute significantly to the development of the institution through financial and other support services:
  1. Additional Information
5.4.2 Alumni’s financial contribution during the year
  1. Additional Information

Criteria VI - Governance, Leadership and Management

6.1 Institutional Vision and Leadership 6.1.1 The governance of the institution is reflective of an effective leadership in tune with the vision and mission of the Institution:
  1. Additional Information
6.1.2 Effective leadership is reflected in various institutional practices such as decentralization and participative management:
  1. Strategic Plan
  2. Additional Information
  3. BOM Minutes
6.2 Strategy Development and Deployment 6.2.1 The institutional Strategic/ Perspective plan has been clearly articulated and implemented.
  1. Additional Document
  2. Perspective Plan
6.2.2 The functioning of the various institutional bodies is effective and efficient as visible from the policies, administrative set-up, appointment and service rules, procedures, etc.
  1. Additional Information
6.2.3 Implementation of e-governance in areas of operation: 1. Administration 2. Finance and Accounts 3. Student Admission and Support 4. Examination
  1. User Interface Screenshots
  2. Bills
  3. E Governance Report
  4. ERP Document
6.3 Faculty Empowerment Strategies 6.3.1 The institution has effective welfare measures for teaching and non-teaching staff and avenues for their career development/ progression:
  1. Additional Information
6.3.2 Number of teachers provided with financial support to attend conferences / workshops and towards payment of membership fee of professional bodies during the year:
  1. Additional Information
6.3.3 Number of professional development / administrative training programmes organized by the Institution for its teaching and non-teaching staff during the year:
  1. Additional Information
6.3.4 Number of teachers who have undergone online/ face-to-face Faculty Development Programmes during the year:
(Professional Development Programmes, Orientation / Induction Programmes, Refresher Courses, Short-Term Course, etc.)
  1. Summary of IQAC Report
  2. Additional Information
6.4 Financial Management and Resource Mobilization 6.4.1 Institution conducts internal and external financial audits regularly:
  1. Additional Information
6.4.2 Funds / Grants received from non-government bodies, individuals, and philanthropists during the year (not covered in Criterion III and V) (INR in lakhs:
  1. Additional Information
  2. Audited Statements of Account
6.4.3 Institutional strategies for mobilisation of funds and the optimal utilisation of resources:
  1. Additional Information
6.5 Internal Quality Assurance System 6.5.1 Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) has contributed significantly for institutionalizing quality assurance strategies and processes visible in terms of incremental improvements made during the preceding year with regard to quality (in case of the First Cycle):
Incremental improvements made during the preceding year with regard to quality and post-accreditation quality initiatives (Second and subsequent cycles):
  1. Additional Information
6.5.2 The institution reviews its teaching-learning process, structures and methodologies of operation and learning outcomes at periodic intervals through its IQAC as per norms:
  1. Additional Information
6.5.3 Quality assurance initiatives of the institution include: 1. Regular meeting of the IQAC 2. Feedback collected, analysed and used for improvement of the institution 3. Collaborative quality initiatives with other institution(s) 4. Participation in NIRF 5. Any other quality audit recognized by state, national or international agencies (such as ISO Certification)
  1. Annual Report 2022-23
  2. NIRF Document
  3. Accrediation Certificate
  4. Additional Information

Criteria VII - Institutional Values and Best Practices

7.1 Institutional Values and Social Responsibilities 7.1.1 Measures initiated by the institution for the promotion of gender equity during the year:
  1. Additional Information
7.1.2 The Institution has facilities for alternate sources of energy and energy conservation 1. Solar energy 2. Biogas plant 3. Wheeling to the Grid 4. Sensor-based energy conservation 5. Use of LED bulbs/ power-efficient equipment
  1. Additional Document
  2. Geotagged Photographs
7.1.3 Describe the facilities in the institution for the management of the following types of degradable and non-degradable waste
  1. Waste Disposal Policy
  2. Waste Management Photographs
  3. Additional Information
7.1.4 Water conservation facilities available in the institution: 1. Rainwater harvesting 2. Borewell /Open well recharge 3. Construction of tanks and bunds 4. Waste water recycling 5. Maintenance of water bodies and distribution system in the campus
  1. Geotagged_Photographs
  2. Additional Information
7.1.5 Green campus initiatives include The institutional initiatives for greening the campus are as follows:
1. Restricted entry of automobiles 2. Use of bicycles/ Battery-powered vehicles 3. Pedestrian-friendly pathways 4. Ban on use of plastic 5. Landscaping
  1. Geotagged Photographs
  2. Policy Dcouments
  3. Additional Information
7.1.6 Quality audits on environment and energy undertaken by the institution: The institution’s initiatives to preserve and improve the environment and harness energy are confirmed through the following: 1.Green audit 2. Energy audit 3.Environment audit 4.Clean and green campus recognitions/awards 5. Beyond the campus environmental promotional activities
  1. Report of Environmental and Energy Audit
  2. Audit Certificate
  3. Policy Dcouments
7.1.7 The Institution has a Divyangjan-friendly and barrier-free environment: 1. Ramps/lifts for easy access to classrooms and centres 2. Divyangjan -friendly washrooms 3. Signage including tactile path lights, display boards and signposts 4. Assistive technology and facilities for persons with Divyangjan accessible website, screen-reading software, mechanized equipment, etc. 5. Provision for enquiry and information: Human assistance, reader, scribe, soft copies of reading materials, screen reading, etc.
  1. Geotagged Photographs
  2. Policy Document
  3. Additional Information
7.1.8 Describe the Institutional efforts/initiatives in providing an inclusive environment i.e. tolerance and harmony towards cultural, regional, linguistic, communal, socio-economic and other diversities
  1. Additional Information
7.1.9 Sensitization of students and employees of the institution to constitutional obligations: values, rights, duties and responsibilities of citizens:
  1. Details of Activities
7.1.10 The institution has a prescribed code of conduct for students, teachers, administrators and other staff and conducts periodic sensitization programmes in this regard: 1. The Code of Conduct is displayed on the website 2. There is a committee to monitor adherence to the Code of Conduct 3. Institution organizes professional ethics programmes for students, teachers, administrators and other staff 4. Annual awareness programmes on the Code of Conduct are organized
  1. Code of Ethics and Policy Document
  2. Details of Composition,Minutes and Details of Programmes
  3. Additional Information
7.1.11 Institution celebrates / organizes national and international commemorative days, events and festivals:
  1. Report of Commemorative Days, Events & Festivals
  2. Geo tagged pictures
7.2 Best Practices 7.2.1 Provide the weblink on the Institutional website regarding the Best practices as per the prescribed format of NAAC:
  1. Additional Information
7.3 Institutional Distinctiveness

7.3.1 Highlight the performance of the institution in an area distinct to its priority and thrust

  1. Additional Information