KMV has introduced various reforms and new initiatives after gaining Autonomous Status: Prof. Dr. Atima Sharma Dwivedi
Kanya Maha Vidyalaya, the Autonomous and Heritage Institution, Ranked No. 1 College in Punjab and Top National Rankings by India Today Survey, Outlook Magazine & Times of India Survey- 2021 which entered higher league of colleges by gaining Autonomous Status has introduced many new initiatives and reforms in education. Throwing more light on these reforms, Principal Prof. Dr. Atima Sharma Dwivedi adumbrated that being the first autonomous women college of Punjab, KMV has made diligent and visionary endeavors to upgrade syllabus of all courses with 21st century skills. Along with various new programs, value-added programs are introduced with each semester. The grades of these courses are also included in Detail Mark Cards. It is worth a mention here that these programs are being offered free of cost to the students for each semester. These programs are compulsory for all the students. The value-based programs being introduced in various semesters are:
- Semester I-Foundation Program
- Semester II-Moral Education
- Semester III-Gender Sensitization/ Personality Development
- Semester IV-Social Outreach
- Semester V- Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development/ Job Readiness
All these programs are specially designed with the holistic development and growth of students in mind. These value-added programs prepare the students for life and workplace. Foundation Program introduced in the Sem. I aims to bridge the gap between high school and higher education. Moral Education Program introduced in the Sem. II is intended to be the primary step to fulfill a long-felt need and provide the missing link in the present education curricula. The course aims at bringing about a perceptional transformation among the students, by initiating a process of self-exploration and motivating them to tread the righteous path. Gender Sensitization introduced in Sem. III is the need of the hour as the need for this sensitivity has been felt and realised through times immemorial and in almost all kinds of human existence, across the globe. Another option of Personality Development Program in Semester III strives at the holistic development of our students and empower them to become leaders by facilitating opportunities for purposeful learning. Social Outreach Program introduced in Sem. IV sensitize the students to alleviate the sufferings of fellow human beings and display compassion and empathy. Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development/ Job Readiness program in semester V prepares the students to start their own enterprises by innovating new business models in their respective fields. All these innovative & first of its kind Value-added Programs at KMV are instrumental in evolving the students as an excellent global citizens. Along with this, KMV is also running various innovative programs like School of Communications, Student Mentoring Programme, School of Personality Development, Centre for Leadership Development and Lifelong Learning, Centre for Competitive Exams, KMV Institution’s Innovation Council (ICC), Counseling (Career and General Counseling), CA Coaching Classes, Institute of IELTS by Guided Experts, Foreign Languages Taught by Foreign Teachers, Yoga & Self Defense Classes & Centre of Research & Innovation that strive not only for the holistic development but also for the professional growth of the students. Each year we have teachers from France, Germany, and Spain to teach native languages. Counseling (Career and General Counseling) is offered throughout the year to the students. Centre for Competitive Exams prepares students for IAS, PCS, Bank PO, UGC, Defence Services etc. Institute of IELTS by guided experts provide on-campus IELTS training to the desirous candidates. Centre for Leadership Development and Lifelong learning grooms the students and inculcates leadership qualities in them. KMV’s Institution’s Innovation Council (ICC) granted by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India aims to encourage young talented minds to participate in the entrepreneurial initiatives by providing them a perfect platform for showcasing their talents. Under Student Mentoring Programme each teacher mentors 10 to 15 students and provides relevant guidance and mentoring to the students. In order to empower the women in all the aspects of life, KMV provides Yoga & Self Defense Classes to its students. Prof. Dwivedi concluded by saying that such wide variety of meaningful programmes reiterate KMV’s commitment to the students’ meaningful futures and will also help them to forge ahead in their lives.