Performance of the College in one area distinctive to its priority and thrust.
One distinctive character of the college is its continuous efforts to provide Gender equity and Women empowerment through value based skill oriented education, research and training through innovation, diversity to enable to meet the educational, national and global needs which is in tandem with the Mission and Vision statements of the college. The curricular aspects of the college has distinctive characters offering a wide range of diversified, flexible and inter-disciplinary courses which are relevant to the socio-economic needs at the regional, national and global standard. As the college is set in a rural part of the state, it provides a unique opportunity for women, especially from the rural area, equally as their counterparts in other better developed parts of the state as well the country, to take up these courses which are made available to them at reduced cost.
The college has introduced several Professional Courses in the emerging areas to be able to meet the challenges globally. In fact, S. Kula Women’s College was the first and only college in Manipur to introduce B.Sc. Biotechnology, B.Sc. Food Processing Technology and Human Rights Education as Foundation, Certificate and UG Course. The College also introduced 12 (twelve) Job Oriented Career Oriented Courses. Introduction of Human Development and Women’s Studies also help the rural girls in Women Empowerment. The faculty members of the college took major roles in developing the course structure and syllabi of the above Courses. The continuous effort to introduce new hi-tech, professional, emerging and Job oriented courses with the development of the course structure and syllabi are the important measures for quality sustenance and quality enhancement of the college. Over the years, the college has introduced B.Sc., Biotechnology B.Sc. Food processing Technology, Bachelor of Computer Application, Foundation Course in Human Rights & Duties Education, Certificate Courses in Human Rights & Duties Education, Human Development and Women’s Studies , Career Oriented Programmes in Food Science & Quality Control, Industrial Fish & Fisheries, Fashion Designing, Computer Application, Microbiology in Food and Environment , Mushroom Cultivation, Bioinformatics in Biodiversity, Secretarial Practice & Office Management and e-Commerce, Clinical Biochemistry , Information Technology and Spoken & Communicative English. These add-on courses provides a golden opportunity for students to acquire additional certificate, diploma and advanced diploma certificates as they graduate after 3 years. The college also offers degree programmes in vocational subjects for increased employability chances for students who opt for these BVoc programmes. At present 4 BVoc courses are being offered :BVoc Food Processing and Engineering, BVoc Fashion Technology, BVoc Hotel Management and BVoc Information Technology. Currently, the college has also received approval from Manipur University to open B Sc Fashion Technology as well as MVoc courses from this Academic Session onwards though clearance for their respective syllabi from the University is still being awaited. Several collaborations with industry and centres of learning are being made to provide facilities of learning which are not available or provided in the college so that they can complete the courses to fruition.
Bioinformatic Infrastructure Facility (BIF) Centre:
The Bioinformatic Infrastructure Facility (BIF) Centre, S. Kula Women’s College, Nambol was established in 2008 under the financial support from Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India for three years. After minute discussion with DBT expert team, BIF Centre, S. K. Women’s College, Nambol is extended up to 2 + 6 years with financial supports form DBT. The BIF centre under the aegis of Centre Coordinator has been organising regular training programmes and workshops on Basics of Bioinformatics. The Centre organized numerous of extension/Outreach programme in the areas of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology. The BIF centre is trying to develop a database on Biodiversity of the college as well. BIF Centre procured 20 desktop Computers, 3 IBM Server and software for gene sequence analysis like Genious Pro. The Centre has analysed 17 DNA sequences of Banana of Manipur and submitted to the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) gene Bank, Maryland, U.S. and it is now in the public domain since 2017 November
Institutional Biotech Hub:
The Biotech Hub, S. Kula Women’s College, Nambol was established in September of 2010 (No. BT/04/NE/2009) with Dr. W. Robindro Singh as Coordinator, under the financial support from Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. The Hub procured many High-end equipment like PCR, Gel Doc System, Nanodrop spectrophotometer for establishing faculty research works in area of molecular biology. After completion of five years progress made by the Biotech Hub, DBT expert team upgraded the Hub into Advanced Level Institutional Biotech Hub in 2016-17 and the Biotech Hub, S. Kula Women’s College is the only Advanced level Biotech Hub in the state of Manipur. Till date, the Advanced Institutional Biotech Hub of the college has organized about 20 hands-on Training Programme and conducted 105 Awareness/outreach programme to host and other Institutions. The Coordinator and Research Associate of the centre have also given numerous Invited talks to other colleges in the area of DNA Sequence analysis & Bioinformatics. The Biotech Hub of the college is nurturing Biotechnology tools & techniques to the young students of the state since 2010 by providing a regular winter/summer school programme to the Students in the field of molecular Biotechnology, plant tissue culture techniques, etc. The Advanced Institutional Biotech Hub of the college offers short term Internship programme for UG & PG students as well as research facility for Ph.D. Scholars also in the field of molecular Biology and Bioinformatics in coordination with BIF centre of the college. Quite recently a DST-Woman Scientist (WOS-B) successfully completed her project by fully utilizing the Biotech Hub facilities of the College. Fifteen papers were published in the peer reviewed journals as outcome of research activities carried out of Biotech Hub.
Women’s Studies Centre:
Since the establishment of the Women’s Studies Centre at the college in 2008, the Centre has so far brought out several publications as an outcome of the research activities undertaken by the centre. During the first phase, the college also started a Teaching Programme of 6-month Certificate Course in Women’s Studies. Under the aegis of Dr. W. Kunjarani Chanu, Director, WSC, the Centre also organizes a number of Field Action Programmes (extension and outreach programmes) on different topics related to women issues. The Centre has a remarkable achievement during the first phase and Second Phase of the establishment of the Women’s Studies Centre. The objectives of the Centre are as follows:
a) Women empowerment through value added education.
b) To upgrade courses on women’s studies from Certificate Course to Diploma/ Advanced Diploma Course.
c) To conduct Training Programmes on Women’s Studies.
d) To organize awareness/sensitization Programme (Field Action) about legal aids on Women’s Rights Violation and Domestic Violence etc.
e) To undergo Research Works on the topics related to Women’s issues.
f) Documentation, Compilation, Publication and Dissemination.
g) Twining Programme between other Phase II/III centres.
h) Clustering of other Departments of the College as well as other Centres, Women’s Organization and Neighbourhood Communities.
Every year, centre makes a significant publication of the its documentation.
Human Rights Studies Centre:
The college has set up a Human Rights Studies Centre with the financial assistance of the University Grants Commission. The Centre was established in 2008 with financial assistance from the UGC (Order No. F.8-8/2008 (HR & VE), dated 28-03-2008under the Department of Political Science with Dr. L. Muhindro as Coordinator.
The objective of the centre is to open courses related to Human Rights Education and Human Development, to undertake Research Activities, to conduct Field Action programme in the nearby communities, compilation and publication of the data achieved out of the research output. The centre has so far introduced 4 (four) Short Term Courses as detailed below:
a. Foundation Course in Human Rights and Duties Education.
b. Certificate Course in Human Rights and Duties Education.
c. Certificate Course in Human Development.
d. Undergraduate Course in Human Rights and Values in Education.
Every year, the centre provides 6 months certificate course, organizes National Seminars, Awareness Programmes, Documentation and working paperregularly.
Therefore, the College is able to put into practice the several considerations addressed to by its goals and objectives, that is:
• Access to the disadvantaged
To women, especially in rural settings
Equal opportunities to all students
Providing platforms for participation in several cocurricular activities
• Community and National development
Through several extension programmes and activities
• Value orientation and employment
By providing opportunities through the introduction of the various value-added courses
• ICT implementation to enhance teaching-learning
By providing state-of-the-art ICT tools in classrooms and lab for enhanced teaching-learning experience.
• Research and Training
Through activities conducted by the various study centres of the college, i.e., the BIF centre, DBT Biotech Hub, Human Rights Study Centre, Women’s Study Centre and the Human Research and Resource Innovation Centre and also by collaborative activities with other educational/ research/industrial institutions through linkages and MOUs.
Because of the college’s committed efforts to bring Innovation and Excellence in Higher Education, the college was conferred “Colleges with Potential for Excellence” award by the University Grants Commission in 2006 subsequently the college could achieve NAAC Grade “A” in 2012, as a first of its kind in Manipur. Further, the college also received the CPE award (second phase) in 2018.