New Initiatives

New Initiatives & Reforms in Education under Autonomous System Syllabus of All Courses Upgraded 17 New Courses to Begin

In pursuit of Excellence, KMV has intiated a great number of new avenues and academic reforms as a historic feat in the first year of implementation of Autonomy. Addressing the press conference Prof. Atima Sharma Dwivedi, Principal KMV averred that these iniatitives are not only revolutionary but will also help the students for evolution towards a great future.Kanya Maha Vidyalaya-the Heritage institution with a long historical standing of 133 glorious years has been a leader in education since 1886. It has created history yet again by becoming the first and only Autonomous women institution of Punjab. It gives me immense pleasure to apprise you that Autonomy for a college signifies the freedom to design courses, develop curriculum, conduct examinations, evaluate and announce results. It is a functional status granted to the college by the university Grants Commission (UGC) to improve the quality of education and uplift academic standards towards excellence. Autonomy directly puts an institution into a higher league of colleges with the degrees still being awarded by the affiliating university.
Under Autonomy, KMV has achieved academic freedom with ample opportunities to start new courses, execute and implement academic and examination reforms. The advantages of autonomy- a Student friendly System for progressive Quality Education are colossal. We at KMV are offering many new courses and reforms to empower our students:

  • new age innovative job-oriented programs with focus on practical training and skill development
  • New programs for empowerment of women students keeping in view global settlements and job markets
  • Upgraded syllabus at par with international standards based on feedback from the industry, job-markets, students, parents and alumni
  • Effective international programmes with option to study in foreign universities after one or two years
  • Credit system at par with international education system for Vocational courses
  • Industrial & Practical training
  • Well-timed introduction of new and innovative programmes in accordance with global demand and employability
  • Increased employability and empowerment through skill development: Edge over the others in job placements


17 New Courses Introduced:
For upgrading all syllabi, introduce other reforms and begin new courses, 27 Boards of Study were held twice with experts from institutions like Jawaharlal Nehru University, SRCC Delhi, National Stock Exchange, Mumbai, Ethiraj College, Chennai and many elite universities including GNDU, Amritsar, Punjab University, Chandigarh.
KMV has its own Academic Council with representatives from GNDU, UGC, Govt. of India, and many elite institutions. A meeting of Academic Council was also held in April’18.
New job-oriented skill enhancing courses have been introduced after much deliberation and discussion. The process of selection of the courses has been rigorous. 2 meetings of inputs Boards of Study of each course have been organized which witnessed the presence and valuable by erudite scholars from GNDU and universities other than GNDU. An Academic Council meet comprising sagacious academia was also organized to finalize the courses. Consequently, 17 new job-oriented and skill enhancing courses have been introduced. Out of which 8 PG and 9 Under Graduate programs are there which offer umpteen job opportunities to the pursuants. The total number of P.G programmes has risen to 19.

New courses planned are :

PG Programmes                                UG Programmes (after +2)
* M.Sc Chemistry                               * B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture-(4 year degree course)
* M.Sc Zoology                                  * B.Com (Hons)
* M.A. Psychology                             * B.A. (Hons) English (3 Year degree course)
* M.A. (JMC)                                    * B.Sc. Economics (with specialization in Banking)
* M.A. Fine Arts                                 * PHC  in place of Basic Punjabi for non-PSEB students of other states
* M.A. Cosmetology
* M.A. Dance
* M.A. Punjabi

One year P.G Diplomas (Introduced this session)             One Year Diploma after +2
* Digital Marketing                                                                 * Medical Lab Technology
* Textile Design                                                                      * Early Childhood Care & Education

Certificate Courses :                                                           Institute of IELTS

  • Film & Video Editing                                                 * for outside students as well
  • Diet Assistant                                                             * Expert Experienced             faculty
  • Make-up Artist                                                            * Flexible Timings
  • Video Editor/Graphic Designing
  • Domestic Data Entry Operator
  • Vedic Mathematics                                                                

B.Voc Skill Development Courses under Kaushal Kendra (Duration: 6 months to 3 years):

  • Animation
  • Retail Management
  • Management & Secretarial Practices
  • Nutrition, Exercise & Health
  • Textile Design & Apparel Technology

Value-Added Programs (Offered only at KMV)
Along with these, we have value-added programmes for each semester, the credits of which will be included in detail marks of the students.  KMV the trendsetter and pathbreaker, has introduced the following additional programs for all students (free of any extra charges), which will help the students to evolve as valuable global citizens.

Sem I              Foundation Program
Sem II             Moral Education / Social Outreach
Sem III            Personality Development (multiple aspects including Soft Skills and Yoga)
Sem IV            Communication Skills and Spoken English (Including Interview Skills)
Sem V             Gender Sensitization and Self Defense
Sem VI            Reasoning and Mental Abilities

Others Programs- Among many other relevant programmes offered here for the holistic development of students, we have:

  • Foreign Languages by Foreign Teachers
  • Counselling (Career & General Counselling)
  • Centre for Competitive Exam (IAS, PCS, Bank PO, UGC, Defense Services etc)
  • Foreign Exchange Programmes

Examination Reforms: The academic reforms are accompanied by substantial education reforms. Some being:

  • 20% Internal Assessment: Marks based on attendance & class performance
  • Compact date-sheet for exams
  • Continuous assessment to decrease students’ burden
  • Exams to be conducted by college itself
  • Transparent Evaluation
  • Timely declaration of results
  • Immediate appeal and quick redresssal of grievances
  • More teaching days for students
  • Students’ will be given an extra chance to clear their exams
  • Degrees will be awarded by Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

This seat of women empowerment serves society with missionary zeal. We offer scholarships worth 1 crore to economically weak and brilliant students. Full Freeship is offered to students who have secured 95% and above marks in university/ 1st position in university/ Sports students and martyrs’ kins. Many other liberal scholarships are offered for merit students above 80%.

With all the above stated new initiatives and reforms in education system, under autonomous status KMV is all set to touch new horizons. Always a trendsetter, KMV has yet again emerged as a role model for improving the standards of education in our country and for the empowerment of young women.