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INFRASTRUTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES

To fulfill the changing demand of modern academic era and to promote the effective teaching-learning process, college has always given emphasis on the creation and up-gradation of infrastructures. To create new infrastructure, college utilizes the funds provided by the State Government and different other funding agencies such as UGC, DST-FIST. The funds are expended to renovate the college buildings, class-rooms, laboratories, library, time to time, wherever required. The college is taking effective measures for modernizing the way of teaching. For that purpose, ICT enabled teaching-learning has been introduced in almost all the departments. Digitally equipped seminar rooms have been prepared in some of the departments with LCD projectors, laptops, and computers. Every department is provided with internet connection for teachers and students. College is also utilizing funds to improvise the ICT enabled teaching process in a more effective way.

For enhancement of laboratory quality, the funds provided by the agencies are utilized to purchase and maintain equipment. The teachers are always encouraged to take up research projects for up-gradation of existing infrastructure as well as for betterment of quality learning. All the college academic and administrative staff take adequate responsibility to properly maintain the infrastructure.

Classrooms:There are 46 classrooms in total in different departments of the college. Additional 20 class rooms would be available for four proposed departments. Nepali, English, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Physics and Geography have their own lecture theatres. The Chemistry Department has an old large gallery which can also be used by other departments. All the classrooms are provided with basic amenities like black/white/green board, electricity, lights, glass window for light and proper ventilation.

Technology Enabled Learning Spaces: Most of the departments have ICT enabled classroom with LCD projectors, computers. All the departments are provided with internet facility for academic purpose of teachers and students. Department of mathematics has one technology enabled class-room with all required facilities.

Seminar Halls:The College doesn’t have a separate seminar hall as such. However, the Auditorium is equipped with Public Address System and this serve as a seminar hall as and when required. For small scale seminars and student’s seminar, specific class Rooms with space for fitting projectors, computers are used.

Meeting Room: The Auditorium is used for large meetings. The gallery in Chemistry department and the meeting room annexed to Principal’s chamber are also used for regular meetings.

Tutorial spaces:There is no provision for taking the tutorial classes in the schedule time.

Laboratories:The science departments are equipped with well-furnished laboratories.There are 26 rooms in the college which are used as laboratories (Physics-6, Botany-9, Zoology-5, Geography-3, Math-1, Chemistry-1, and Microbiology-1).The laboratories are equipped with basic facilities required for the purpose of practical classes.

Botanical Garden:The Botany department has been maintaining the Medicinal Plant Garden adjacent to the department (span 180f x 10f). There is also a well-maintained decorative garden in front of the Main Building. To emphasize environment consciousness, spare areas inside the college are used by planting and maintaining different plants.

Animal House:There is no separate Animal House. However, important zoological specimens are kept in the laboratories of Zoology Department as well as in the Zoology Museum

Specialized facilities and equipment for teaching, learning and research:In the science departments, especially in PG Departments, there are central equipment laboratories having instruments used for practical classes as well as for research purpose. In some departments, teachers develop other infrastructural facilities by purchasing instruments from their research project grants which can also be used for better learning process along with the research activities. Some of the major equipment available in the college are BOD Incubator, Cooling Centrifuge, Table Top Centrifuge, Laminar Air Flow, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer etc.

Sports (outdoor and indoor games):The College has now a single sports ground of its own of a size of 29m X 16m. Although this span is not very large – still it is exceedingly important in this hilly area where space limitation is a truth. This field nurtures outdoor games like badminton, volley ball, basket-balletc. The Annual Sports of the college is however held in the Lebong Public Ground. There are places for indoor games for boys and girls in their respective common rooms. Auditorium has also space for indoor games like table tennis, badminton. College is planning to develop another outdoor play ground near college campus.

Gymnasium:Yet to develop.

Auditorium:The College has an auditorium on the first floor of the main building. It is provided with a nice balcony and a total capacity of about 300 seats.The auditorium is equipped with facilities such as required for organizing different programmes and seminars or conferences.

NSS:The College has a student’s NSS wing which is engaged in organizing most of the extension activities of the college such as different awareness programmes, cleaning programmes. Around 150 students are now enrolled in NSS.

NCC:The College has a very strong NCC unit of its own.Total number of students enrolled in NCC is about 277. The Girls’ NCC Room is on 2nd floor of the Main Building.

Infrastructural facilities and resources of different departments in the Darjeeling Government College. [A: Class rooms; B: Laboratory, C: Equipment room, D: Teachers room, E: Non-teaching room, F: Office Room, G: Seminar Library, H: Reading room, I: Store Room, J: Record room]

Departments

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

 

Physics

5

6

-

P

P

P

P

-

P

-

 

Chemistry

3+ 1 gallery

1

-

P

P

-

P

-

P

-

 

Botany

3

9

1

6

2

1

P

P

2

2

 

Zoology

6

5

1

8

1

1

P

P

3

1

 

Microbiology

2

1

-

1

-

-

-

-

1

-

 

Math

1

1

-

P

-

-

P

-

-

-

 

Bengali

1

-

-

P

-

-

P

-

-

-

 

English

3

-

-

P

-

P

P

-

-

-

 

Nepali

4

-

-

P

P

P

P

-

-

-

 

Hindi

1

-

-

P

-

-

P

P

-

-

 

Urdu

1

-

-

P

-

-

P

-

-

-

 

Tibetan

1

-

-

P

-

-

P

-

-

-

 

Economics

1

-

-

P

-

-

P

-

-

-

 

History

1

-

-

P

P

-

P

-

-

-

 

Geography

5

3

-

P

P

P

P

-

P

-

 

Pol Sc.

2

-

-

P

-

-

P

-

-

-

 

Philosophy

1

-

-

P

-

-

P

P

-

-

 

Commerce

1

-

-

P

-

-

P

-

-

-

 

10

(Common class rooms)

 
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