INTRODUCTION

Sri Tika Ram Kanya Mahavidyalaya is located in urban Aligarh city. It is on the main arterial road called Ramghat Road. It is 135 kms from Delhi and 85 kms from Agra, the city of Taj Mahal and wonder of the world.
Sri Tika Ram Kanya Mahavidyalaya is Government Aided (Grant-in-Aid), Post Graduate women's college affiliated to Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University which is situated in Agra. Sri Tika Ram Kanya Mahavidyalaya is one of the two women colleges in the city.
Our college is a 100% girl's college with students coming from varied economic and educational backgrounds. Majority of the girls pursuing higher education are first generation learners with absolutely no educational backgrounds at home.
A distinctive aspect of our college is that all the faculty posts are reserved for women candidates only.

VISION

"TAMSO MA JIYOTIRGAMAYA"

From Darkness Lead me to Light

The college was started by a great visionary, Lala Tika Ram ji who was a very reputed and respected businessman of the city of Aligarh. He believed that the relevance of higher education can be fully established by educated women who are fundamental in the creation of an educated and progressive society. To make his vision and dream a reality Lala Tika Ram ji donated a lot of land for the construction of the school building which started with Hindu Girls Education Society. The motto of our college is 'Tamso Maa Jyotirgmay', which means 'From Darkness to Light'. This motto is in complete harmony with the vision and mission of our college.

The Vision for empowering women continues to be the thrust of the college.

It aims at leading the girls of the path of enlightenment and wisdom from ignorance and vagueness through high quality education comprised with peculiar actions, thoughts and understanding. The college also strives inculcate the spirit of service along with academic and professional development and skill for women empowerment of nurturing innovation, leadership and national development.

MISSION

The college started in 1957 with the vision to provide higher education to girls of Aligarh and neighbouring districts, in the subjects of Arts and Humanities. In 1963, it expanded its mission to provide higher education to girls in Science. The college got permanent affiliation from the University, for all courses. The college has permanent affiliation from NCTE for a two year B.Ed. course. Out of eighteen departments, six departments offer post graduate courses. Presently, we are offering self-finance courses in Bachelor of Commerce, Master of English, Hindi, Home-Science and Psychology. This year the college has a registered IGNOU as well as NIOS centre. We figure among the 17% of the eligible colleges in the country who have been accredited by NAAC (first cycle).

As openly accepted by the state agency, RUSA, percentage of girls undertaking higher education is 16.5% as against 20.9% of boys. It therefore becomes the moral responsibility of the state to provide facilities and funds in institutions like ours which have been promoting girl's education since the last 50 years.

CONCLUSION

  • The management, administration and the teachers wish to make a breakthrough in the noble mission of girl's education by improving the teaching learning processes with the help of adequate funding by central and state bodies.
    In all honesty it is funding agencies like UGC or RUSA which can propel our college ahead in the field of higher education wherein we compete with IITs and IIMs in terms of infrastructure, quality education and student-teacher ratio.
  • Our primary objective is to produce employable and competitive graduates, post graduates and Ph.D.'s who shall be equipped with awareness and intelligence to move out to expansive platforms at national and international levels.
  • We plan to maintain, consolidate and upgrade existing infrastructure and thereby enhance the working efficiency and intake capacity both of the teaching and the non teaching component as well as the students.
    Up gradation of college laboratories of practical departments will help in increase of relevant research and innovation in the fields of science, humanities and languages. Up gradation of various institutional buildings viz. administrative block, departmental blocks, library, hostel, canteen, classrooms and construction of a computer block will increase the capacity of our institution to cater to new educational programmes.