विद्या ददाति विनयं

The Jagran College of Arts, Science, and Commerce in Kanpur epitomizes a noteworthy milestone within the overarching educational initiatives championed by the esteemed Jagran Education Foundation, operating under the venerable aegis of the Jagran Group. This institution symbolizes a progressive continuum stemming from the genesis of the Shri Puranchandra Gupta Smarak Trust in 1987, conceived as a homage to the indelible legacy of the late Shri Puran Chandra Gupta, the visionary founder of the illustrious Dainik Jagran Newspaper.The Jagran College of Arts, Science, and Commerce in Kanpur stands distinguished as a premier multidisciplinary institution of higher learning, duly recognized under sections 2F and 12B of the UGC Act of 1956. Established in 2006 within the ambit of the self-financing scheme of CSJM University, its commitment to academic excellence resonates through its curriculum and scholarly endeavors.

From its humble beginnings with 50 students in BA and B.Com programs, the College has expanded to 3300 students across seven programs, illustrating its dedication to academic growth and enrichment. The overarching objective of the college is to facilitate superior educational endeavors while cultivating the personas of dynamic youth poised to assume leadership roles in the forthcoming era. Furthermore, it endeavors to foster the development of students as socially and globally responsible members of society, equipped to contribute meaningfully to national and international progress. Through the dissemination of erudition, sagacity, and technological acumen, the institution aspires to promulgate the profound ethos of Indian heritage on a global scale. The college boasts a cadre of well-qualified, seasoned, and committed faculty members. Its distinguishing characteristic lies in the strong rapport between students and educators, fostering an environment conducive to optimal learning and support. Alumni attribute to the institution the cultivation of values such as diligence, adept time management, collaborative teamwork, professionalism, and ethical conduct.Beyond its role as a venerable Institution of Higher Learning, our college serves as a nexus for the cultivation and maximization of human potential. Embracing a holistic educational paradigm, it prioritizes the nurturing of students’ multifaceted and harmoniously balanced personalities. Furthermore, it endeavors to cultivate every dimension of human intellect, thereby empowering our students to actively contribute towards fostering a more democratic, cohesive, socially responsible, culturally enriched, and intellectually adept society.


Jagran College endeavors to establish a standard of excellence by cultivating a holistic educational milieu, wherein faculty, staff, and students engage in the exploration, examination, preservation, and dissemination of foundational values, knowledge, and wisdom. These endeavors are deemed essential for the advancement and upliftment of both present and future generations. Through an educational mission it aims:

  • To shape the vision of academic success for all students, one based on high standards.
  • To create a congenial environment to education in order that safety, a co-operative spirit and healthy interaction prevail.
  • To nurture leadership in others so that teachers and other staff members assume their parts in realizing the vision.
  • To conduct faculty development programs to enable teachers to teach at their best and students to learn to their utmost.
  • To manage people, data and processes to cultivate overall improvement of the college.


Jagran College, propelled by a singular vision and unified mission, has traversed a remarkable eighteen-year journey marked by unwavering convictions, tireless endeavors, and continual enhancements. Reflecting upon this decade-long odyssey evokes a sense of profound amelioration, reward, and gratification. Throughout its evolution, Jagran College has transcended its initial state, offering students an enriching educational experience aimed at empowering them to achieve a harmonious blend of cultural enrichment and material success.

The college also aims to carry the torch of knowledge to the extreme edges where higher education is yet to blossom. With concerted efforts we are committed to awaken youth to “Learn, Discover, Share, and Create” and make the world a better place, to become thoughtful and help them discover their talent and abilities. Sharing knowledge and experiences, creating opportunities and enabling them to realize their dream is our mission.

1.2 Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Challenges (SWOC)

  • Institutional Strength
  • Jagran College stands as a prominent entity in Kanpur, renowned for its offering of six undergraduate and one postgraduate program. Under the stewardship of a supportive and visionary management, its plenary objective is to address the educational, spiritual, cultural, and philanthropic requisites of society at large with scholarly rigor and commitment.
  • Infrastructure
  1. The College is centrally located in the city of Kanpur and is well connected by all means of transport.
  2. The college campus is spread over a 14000 sq. meter area, having well-furnished and equipped classrooms, library, computer-lab, conference hall, auditorium, administrative hall and common room for girls and boys.
  3. Furthermore, clean drinking water facility, water coolers and RO are installed throughout the campus
  4. Upgraded IT and ICT facilities with Wi-Fi and LAN connectivity.
  5. Play grounds, indoor games, career counseling / student welfare cell and canteen for students are also available.
  6. Modern library facility with more than 7,500 books and various journals. In view of online education, the college has registered with N-List in order to provide access to e-resources to students, researchers and faculty from college through servers installed at the INFLIBNET center. It has also registered with National Digital Library of India (NDLI)
  7. Spacious green playground to organize sports activities.
  8. CCTV monitored campus for security.
  9. The college has round-the-clock power backup by generators.
  10. Establishment of eco-friendly campus through proper waste management, compost pit and rain water harvesting.  
  11. The campus offers a blend of healthy environment, resources, support and guidance to enhance the quality of students’ experience.
  12. The college building runs completely on solar power.
  • Faculty
  1. The College has experienced and qualified teaching faculty in Humanities, Science, Commerce, Management and Computer Science.
  2. The College has young, dynamic and dedicated teaching and administrative staff.
  3. The faculty members frequently use ICT for teaching, learning and evaluation process.CSJM University is successfully running it’s digital evaluation center at college since 2022.
  4. The College organizes faculty development programs /workshops for academic enrichment of the faculty
  • Academic Culture
  1. The college has an active IQAC and various cells/committees to implement quality initiatives vital for the growth and expansion of the Institution.
  2. The institution facilitates and guides students from diverse backgrounds.
  3. Adequate student-teacher ratio.
  4. Successful implementation of NEP 2020.
  5. Up-gradation of computer infrastructure due to change in syllabus and new LMS systems
  6. There is emphasis on research through seminars, conferences, lectures, student exchange programs, student research projects and establishment of incubation cell.
  7. Timely conduction of internal assessment according to the norms of affiliated university.
  8. The College promotes value-based education through various social and cultural initiatives like establishment NSS Cell, intercollegiate fest Kalanjali and Abhivyakti college magazine.
  9. The College has linkages with Industry, NGOs and Environmental Consultants.
  10. Feedback on Curriculum is systematically collected from various stakeholders such as students, teachers, alumni and employers.
  11. There is strong financial support for the underprivileged/meritorious students by the college management.
  12. The College adopts a transparent work process for admission, examination and evaluation.
  • Students
  1. The number of students admitted in the College has been increasing in the last 5 years.
  2. The College lays strong emphasis on all round personality development of students through extra and co-curricular activities.
  3. Students have brought laurels to the college in various literary, cultural and sports activities organized at intercollegiate and University level.
  • Alumni
  1. The College has a vibrant alumni community and maintains strong ties with them.  
  2. They conduct various activities for the students and play a significant role in improving and strengthening the society.
  • Institutional Weakness

The college has healthy interaction with stakeholders as to identify institutional weaknesses and frame new policies and practices to enable the institution to function smoothly and more effectively.

  • External Factors
  1. The College is affiliated to CSJM University, Kanpur and has to adhere to the curriculum and examination system designed by the University. Thus, the college does not have the freedom or any opportunity to make changes in the curriculum as per contemporary requirements.
  2. Due to the huge curriculum relative to the time available for imparting it the College has limited opportunity for Industry-academia integration.
  3. The College has limited MOUs with organizations for Internships. Besides students at under graduate level lack professional attitude towards these opportunities and often efforts made by training and placement cell go in vain due to lethargic attitude of the students.
  • Internal Factors  
  1. A high student-teacher ratio restricts the individual attention given to students.
  2. The College has to work on setting up a Ph.D. research center.
  • Institutional Opportunity

Opportunities provide the platform for an institution in fixing the weaknesses and leveraging the strengths. Through a comprehensive learning environment and by exploring opportunities we aim to awaken youth to “Learn, Discover, Share, and Create” and make the world a better place to live in.

  • Internal Environment
  1. Since a number of faculty members have completed Ph.D., there is scope for establishing Ph.D. Centre and obtaining Research Guide-ship.
  2. To promote research of good standards, software for statistical analysis, Plagiarism testing can be installed in the College.
  3. The distance learning center of IGNOU can be started.
  4. Digitalisation of more classrooms for enhancing the usage of ICT in the teaching learning process can be undertaken.
  5. There is scope for using the in- house capabilities for enhancing technology upgrade.
  6. Optimum utilization of existing infrastructure.
  • External Environment
  1. MOU with Central/foreign Universities can be initiated.
  2. The College offers multi-disciplinary programs which provide an opportunity to introduce more interdisciplinary courses.
  3. More industry-academia collaborations can be undertaken and can be initiated to promote an innovative ecosystem in the college.
  • Institutional Challenge

The College faces challenges in motivating students to be career oriented and to participate in activities in large numbers.

  • Student Related:
  1. It is difficult to motivate students to undertake internships, training programs etc., which are not compulsory.
  2. College offers major programs at undergraduate level and offers only one post-graduate program in M.com as a result encouraging research aptitude among students is quite challenging.
  3. Persuading students to use library resources effectively.
  4. Guiding students to be focused on their careers.
  5. Excessive use of social media by students.
  • Others
  1. Difficult to make all stakeholders IT trained to support the E-Governance system.
  2. It is not easy to bridge the gap between Industry Academia interface through industrial linkages / collaborations
  3. Sometimes responses of students and availability of trainers are not encouraging
  4. More certificate courses in emerging areas can be introduced.
  5. Continuous up gradation of computer infrastructure due to change in syllabus and new LMS systems involves high cost, both financially and technically.




Criterion I –

Curricular Aspects

Jagran College is affiliated to CSJM University, Kanpur and follows the curriculum designed by the university. College offers B. A, B.Sc. B. Com, B.com (Hons.) BBA and BCA at undergraduate and M.com at postgraduate level.  College transforms its curriculum by adopting teaching to learning; skills to thinking; content to process; and teacher instruction to student demonstration-based practices in line with NEP-2020.  It conducts various classroom, co-curricular and extension activities, assigns projects, and organizes collaborative training /workshops and other value-added programs. College has the advantage of introducing five vocational programs and successfully implemented the flexible learning based on NEP from 2021-2022. It provides new forms of learning resources, regularly assesses students’ performance, and maintains continuous monitoring system of all the learning process. Moreover, it ensures that the crosscutting issues relevant to Professional Ethics, Gender, Human Values, Environment and Sustainability gets equal representation in the curriculum to sensitize student’s holistic growth as sensitive and responsible citizen of the country. To develop these values in new generation students for a meaningful life with happiness in an increasingly dynamic environment, it undertakes various initiatives from time to time. College nurtures a culture of social responsibility and sustainability and seeks to create environmentally conscious generation that can steer the world towards a more sustainable future. It has formed 17 active clubs each represented by an ambassador for creating awareness regarding sustainable development goals of UN. 



Criterion II–

Teaching-learning and Evaluation

College has a diverse student population with most coming from the local community and a small number of students from other nearby districts. About 14500 students were enrolled during the last five years. The College has well qualified, experienced, and dedicated faculty. Teachers are also encouraged to acquire higher qualifications and awards. They practice a teaching methodology where they act as a facilitator, guiding students through the student-centric learning process and helping them to develop critical thinking skills rather than simply imparting knowledge. It involves a variety of teaching methods and techniques that prioritize the needs and abilities of individual students. This facilitates hands-on experiential learning, participative learning, project-based learning experiences, individual and group activities, and the use of technology to support and enhance learning. College adheres to all the guidelines of the CSJM University and prescribed syllabi available on the University website and on college website, in the library and with the Departmental Coordinators. The institute conducts the internal examination as per the academic calendar. Students’ performance is evaluated through assignments, internal exams, and project presentations. To strengthen the learning outcomes various FDP’s / workshops are organized by the college to gain conceptual clarity. Transparency is maintained in the internal as well as external assessment and the grievance redressal system is time- bound and efficient. It has highly supportive environment for students and strives to create an atmosphere conducive to teaching and learning in the implementation of curriculum.


Criterion III –

Research, Innovations and Extension

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) in order to integrate innovative mindset, creative thinking and entrepreneurial excellence among students organizes Research Workshops, Guest Lectures, FDP’s, E-Learning Sessions for faculty members and students.

The Research and Development Cell of college organizes workshops on Research Methodology to empower and encourage faculty members and students for Paper Publication and Presentations in various International and National conferences.

The laboratories are well equipped and all necessary facilities are made available to researchers including good number of reference books and journals, full support to research-active faculty members to seek accreditation as a research guide and to conduct and supervise research in their area of their expertise. Teachers motivate the students to present their research work and innovative ideas at Seminars, Conferences and Business Plan Competitions

  • . Over the past five years, good number research articles have been published in various UGC-listed , UGC – CARE listed , ISSN and peer reviewed journals.
  •         The faculty is actively involved into publication of books / chapter in books and research papers in the proceedings of various conferences.
  • one research projects have been approved by University Grant Commission (UGC) and university funding body in the last five years.

Jagran Innovation, Incubation and Startup Cell (JIISC) organizes training programs and Interactive Sessions with successful entrepreneurs and innovative activities.

College has linkages with Industry, NGOs and Environmental Consultants 

 College aims at cultivating empathy, social responsibility and integrity in its students by involving them in various activities that revolve around a social cause. It has been recognized for these activities and has been appreciated for their initiatives.


Criterion IV–

Infrastructure and Learning Resources 

Jagran College stands out for its commitment to providing a modern and comprehensive learning environment for its students. The state-of-art-college building spanning over four floors with essential amenities like an elevator, wi-fi enabled lecture theatres, well equipped science labs, splendid library etc. ensure that instructional quality is top-notch besides augmenting facilities such as a Training and Placement Cell, counselling services, auditorium, music and fine arts and a canteen, catering to the diverse needs of  students facilitate academic and cultural activities amicably, fostering a conducive environment for learning and research.

Along with intellectual development physical development of students is nurtured through regular sports with the help of indoor and outdoor games, yoga sessions etc. Events like Kalanjali showcase and promote cultural expression among students. The eco-friendly campus incorporates waste management systems and rainwater harvesting aligned with broader efforts to minimize its ecological footprint.

In response to the evolving educational landscape, Jagran College continually updates its IT infrastructure to meet the needs of the digital age. With a robust Wi-Fi network covering the entire campus and LAN connectivity in key areas, students and faculty enjoy seamless internet access for collaboration and information sharing. The college maintains modern computer labs with up-to-date equipment and licensed software,

Additionally, the implementation of biometric attendance systems and CCTV surveillance underscores the college’s commitment to transparency, safety, and security across its campus. In essence, Jagran College provides a holistic and enriching educational experience, blending academic excellence with a supportive environment for personal and professional growth.




Criterion V-

Student Support and Progression

Over the past five years, Jagran College of Arts Science and Commerce has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to academic excellence, inclusivity, and holistic student development. The institution has significantly increased access to education through scholarships enabling students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds to pursue their academic goals without financial constraints. Jagran College’s comprehensive programs have focused on enhancing students’ capacity and skills across various domains, including soft skills, language proficiency, and ICT literacy, preparing them for success in the digital era and beyond. Additionally, the college has played a pivotal role in guiding students towards successful careers through personalized counselling and support services for competitive examinations and career readiness. Jagran College prioritizes the safety and well-being of its students, maintaining a transparent mechanism for addressing grievances and ensuring a safe learning environment. The institution has witnessed commendable placement rates and progression to higher education among its students, reflecting the effectiveness of its training and placement programs. Furthermore, Jagran College students have excelled in various state, national, and international level examinations, showcasing their academic prowess and dedication. The college has also celebrated numerous awards and medals for outstanding performances in sports and cultural activities, fostering a vibrant extracurricular environment where students can explore their interests and talents. The active participation of alumni, facilitated through the Alumni Association, has further enriched the college community through financial contributions, mentorship, and support services. Overall, Jagran College continues to empower its students to thrive academically, professionally, and personally, embodying a commitment to excellence and inclusivity.


Criterion VI –

Governance, Leadership and Management

The management of Jagran College of Arts, Science, and Commerce is deeply committed to the holistic development of its stakeholders, fostering socially responsible leaders through inclusive governance mechanisms and visionary leadership practices. The institution maintains transparency and fairness in its operations through the implementation of efficient policies and administrative structures. Collaborative decision-making between the Management Committee and the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) ensures participatory and effective governance processes.

Staff welfare is a priority at Jagran College, with comprehensive provisions for leave entitlements, provident fund schemes, and performance appraisal systems that facilitate the professional growth of both teaching and non-teaching staff members. Over the past five years, the college has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to staff development through the organization of Faculty Development Programs (FDPs) and training initiatives.

Financial sustainability is strategically managed through the mobilization of funds from diverse sources and meticulous budget planning procedures. The institution ensures optimal resource utilization through regular audits, maintaining fiscal accountability and transparency.

Continuous expansion and improvement initiatives underscore Jagran College’s dedication to excellence in both academic and administrative spheres. The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) plays a pivotal role in institutionalizing quality assurance strategies by diligently scrutinizing the teaching-learning process, operational structures, methodologies, and learning outcomes at regular intervals. Through meticulous assessment and documentation, the IQAC charts the trajectory of incremental improvements across various institutional activities, contributing to a culture of continuous enhancement and enriching the educational experience for all stakeholders involved. Achievements of students and faculty in academic and extra-curricular activities further validate the institution’s unwavering commitment to quality assurance and academic excellence.

Criterion VII-

Institutional Values and Best Practices

Jagran College of Arts Science and Commerce proactively champions gender equity by implementing non-discriminatory admission practices and ensuring equal opportunities for all students, regardless of religious, caste, gender, or disability backgrounds. With a balanced gender ratio of approximately 1:1, it fosters an inclusive and secure learning environment, complemented by a notable representation of female faculty members, including leadership roles. Operational oversight by various committees ensures an environment conducive to learning, particularly appealing to female students. Tailored support services, such as safety protocols, counselling provisions, and modern infrastructure, further promote gender sensitivity. Additionally, the institution showcases a robust commitment to environmental consciousness and sustainability through initiatives like embracing alternate energy sources, implementing energy conservation measures, and efficiently managing diverse waste types. Water conservation practices underscore its dedication to resource stewardship, while green campus initiatives promote ecological harmony. Moreover, the institution prioritizes inclusivity by ensuring a disabled-friendly, barrier-free environment, fostering accessibility for all. Through regular quality audits, including green and environment audits, the institution ensures compliance with environmental standards and identifies areas for improvement. These collective efforts underscore the institution’s holistic approach to environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and inclusivity, setting a commendable standard for fostering a harmonious and environmentally conscious community.

Decentralised working environment and participative decision making enables to achieve the goal of diverse idea implementation leading to build efficient and effective teaching and learning environment complemented by beyond curriculum training programs, internships, Industrial visits etc.to ensure industry-academia integration to promote deeper understanding of concepts through practical application and personal experience