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We have a dedicated and devoted team of teachers who have succeeded in creating a cordial atmosphere in the campus. Other than the classroom interactions with the students, all teachers come in personal contact with students during the practical sessions. Teaching is mostly done in Gujarati and English and in the traditional lecture method with supplementary use of modern teaching aids wherever needed and possible. Nearly 26 permanent faculty members and 17 administrative and technical staff ensure the smooth conduct of all programmes.
With regards to the curriculum aspect, the following practices are being implemented in our institution :
1. We plan and follow as far as possible the academic calendar printed in the prospectus.
2. The syllabus, examination pattern, learning methods, career options, scholarships available, rules and regulations of the college and other such aspects are made known to the students in the beginning of the year.
3. During classroom and laboratory interaction between the faculty and students, the faculty encourages the students to have discussions and healthy atmosphere is created which helps to minimize the faculty-student gap.
4. Subject experts and eminent personalities are invited for talks and career guidance.
5. Class tests and assignments are conducted periodically to help students develop a regular reading habit and to increase their confidence.
6. To ensure transparency in evaluation, answer books of college internal examinations are shown to the students.
7. Parents of students with poor academic performance are intimated by post and necessary guidance is given by the departmental Heads and Principal.
The Emblem of the college is suggestive of its vision. The word “Excelsior” in it suggests the achievement of more and more good. The symbols in it signify proficiency, brilliance and excellence. They also signify the awareness and exploration of the smallest to the largest mysteries of this world.
To provide quality education to the young generation. The institution has a social commitment of overall development and career building of the youth. It is also committed to make the young generation prolific, productive, proactive human resources and responsible citizens.
In 1856, Sir Cavasji Jehangirji laid the foundation of C.J.N.Z. Madresa School trust and under the guidance of this trust, Sorabji Barjorji Garda College trust was established in 1945. Shri Barjorji Pestonji Baria took the initiative to start the science faculty in 1946 at a time when there were no other institutions offering higher education in science in our region. Late in the year 1965, the science college was separated and was named B. P. Baria Science Institute. Our college is permanently affiliated to Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat and is recognized under Sections 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Acts of 1956. The college offers UG programme in five subjects of science viz. Microbiology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Zoology.
Ours is a co-educational institution and admissions are given on the basis of academic record in the qualifying examination and for the specified number of seats in each subject. We usually try to admit as many students as our infrastructure could accommodate. The college at present does not offer any self-financing programme. The college follows the semester system. Since ours is an affiliated institution, we follow the syllabus as prescribed by the VNSGU.
The college campus is spread over an area of 21783.64 sq. mts. The college has its own building with sufficient number of lecture halls and well-equipped laboratories and playground. The classrooms are shared with the Commerce and Arts College, which is run by the management. All the laboratories are well-equipped, there is sufficient water supply and uninterrupted power supply. The college also has three air-conditioned audio-visual classrooms equipped with modern gadgets.
The central library remains open from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm on working days. The library has purchased the SOUL software from INFLIBNET for library automation. The library holds more than 18,000 books for use by faculty & students.The extra curricular activities throughout the year enable students in their all-round personality development, strengthen their learning process, implement knowledge into action, environmental awareness, develop creativity, the spirit of nationalism and universal brotherhood.
We try our best to instill the spirit of nationalism and social responsibilities in the students through our NCC, NSS wings and various cultural activities. We have various study circles and invite eminent speakers to benefit the students and the teachers. We have a tradition of prayer everyday at 1:15 p.m. and thus try our best to impart moral and value-based education which would be useful to the students in life.
Timing of the college : (10:30 am to 6:00 pm)
Practical will begin at 10:30 am and all the theory classes will begin at 12:20 p.m. The central library facility is available from 11:30 a.m. onwards. A healthy practice of mass prayer is followed at a fixed time i.e. at 1:15 p.m. The prayer is broadcasted from mike and all are required to stand and honor the prayer.
Presence during each term
As per the university rule, each student must have an attendance of a minimum of 75% during each semester, which is compulsory. If a student fails to maintain the above said attendance, his/her terms will not be granted and he/she will have to take fresh admission in the same class. The attendance of the student is taken in each period. Absence in any lecture will be treated as absence for that day.