SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE COLLEGE
The College provides all the basic amenities and facilities to the students. Some of the important features
are as follows :
- Laboratories : The laboratories in the Science Faculty are well-equipped with the latest instruments and apparatuses
which are essential for proper scientific education. Visual and audiovisual aids like multi media DLP projector,
cine projector, tape recorders, slide projector etc, are provided to facilitate instructions in various departments.
- Museums :The Zoology, Botany and Anthropology Departments have separate museum with rare and valuable
collection of animal fossils and plants collected from various parts of the country in the annual excursions undertaken
by the staff and students of the College.
- Library : There are two central Libraries of the College housed in spacious buildings one at Sitapur road Campus
and the other at Victoria Street Campus. They have a large collection of books (including text books). There are wellfurnished
spacious reading rooms attached to Central Library, at Sitapur Road Campus and at Victoria Street Campus
where all important Newspapers, Journals and Magazines are provided for the benefit of the students of the
College. All the departments of the Science Faculty have their own departmental libraries for the exclusive use of
teachers. However, a Student Botany Library (S.B.L.) facility is available in Botany Deptt. and interested students
may avail this facility on a nominal membership fee. The Department of Law has been designated Shia College of law.
Library for law students has been separated and now it is full of latest books, journals and magazines .
- Associations : The Board of Trustees, the Supreme governing body of Shia College which is a minority
institution, has decided to form literary, social, cultural and sports associations for the benefit of the
students of the college, instead of Student's Union. Admitted students are expected to choose one of these
activities, to be handled by appropriate committees consisting of teachers and student representatives to guide them
in the right direction without curbing their freedom. This will lead to the over all personality development of the
students so that they may become useful members of the society.
- Games & Sports : The College has always maintained a high standard in sports and games and all facilities are
provided to talented students to improve their capabilities as sportsmen and players with the result that the College
teams have earned laurels in every field, e.g., boxing, body-building, hockey, cricket, volley-ball, football and badminton.
However, these facilities are available for students of all the faculties viz., Arts, Science, Commerce
and Law at Daliganj Campus only.
- Gymnasium : A gymnasium has been constructed with the financial assistance from National Sports Organisation,
for the proper physical development of the students. Facilities for gymnastics and indoor games like badminton,
table-tennis, carrom etc. are also provided.
- National Service Scheme : The Scheme was launched in 1969 by the Ministry of Education and Youth Welfare,
Government of India for undergraduate students in the Universities and Colleges in order to give them a practical
training in social service and to familiarise them with the needs and problems of the weaker sections of the society in
rural and urban areas. Under this scheme N.S.S. camps are organised by the College. Work for the uplift of the rural
and urban areas is undertaken. The participants in these camps are issued certificates of merit which entitles them for
preference in admission to higher classes.
- National Cadet Corps : College has Army and Naval wings of N.C.C. under the control of N.C.C. Officers for
the students of B.A., B.Sc., and B.Com.. Students may join the N.C.C. parades which are held in the evening at
Sitapur Road Campus. Students interested should contact N.C.C. Officer for further details. Fresh enrolment will
start in the month of July / August.
- Law Journal / Magazine : The College publishes annually its Law Journal “Law Review” with articles of high
value written by well-known Jurists, Law Teachers, Lawyers and Students. College publishes Technical Reports of
SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE COLLEGE 4 various National and International seminars, researches and other academic projects and collections of research
- Student Welfare : In order to give maximum facilities to students and to take care of their numerous problems,
senior teachers are designated as Students Welfare Officers. Students may contact them in connection with any
problem during the College hours. Railway Concession to the Students will also be issued by them.
- Religious Teaching : The study of Shia Theology is compulsory for all the Shia Students of the College. Highly
qualified Ulemas give regular instruction in the theology after the regular hours of the College and such religious
functions which are an integral part of Shia faith are also organised under their guidance.
- Computer Centre : The U.G.C. has selected Shia Post-Graduate College for the opening of a Computer Centre
for which ten computers and five printers alongwith an air-conditioner of 1.5 ton have been provided by the U.G.C.
At the moment, the centre has got 48 computers of advance technology and three fully airconditioned laboratories.
This centre popularises Computer Education at reasonable cost. The centre started functioning from December 1,
1987. Details regarding admission and fees can be had from the Co-ordinator of the Centre.
- U.G.C. Network Resource Centre : U.G.C. has selected Shia College for opening Network Resource Centre
(NRC) & has provided financial help for this project. NRC came into existence in the session 2003-2004.
- Functional English : The U.G.C. has selected Shia Post-Graduate College to introduce Functional English as one
of the subjects in B.A. with effect from 1995-96 under its scheme of introducing vocational classes at under graduate
- College Council : The College Council is the highest policy making body which controls all the academic and
administrative affairs of the College. It consists of senior members of teaching staff from various faculties and departments.
- Proctorial Board : In order to maintain discipline, law and order in the College campus a Proctorial Board had been
constituted. The Chief Proctor may associate some Students as prefects to assist the Proctorial Board.
- Stipends, Scholarships and Financial Assistance : (i) S.C./S.T./O.B.C. students are granted scholarships by the
U.P.Govt. on the recommendation of the Principal, (ii) Financial assistance is also granted by the U.P. Govt. to other
deserving and poor Students, (iii) A large numberof Full-freeships and Half-freeships are awarded to deserving and
poor students, (iv) Poor and deserving Students are also given aid from the Students Aid Fund of the College, (v) A
merit scholarship called S.Ali Zaheer Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the best Student in each faculty, (vi)
Another scholarship known as Maulana S.M.H. Tahir Jarwali Memorial Scholarship is also awarded to the
best Student in each faculty, (vii) Five special scholarships called S. Mohd. Naqi Advocate Memorial Scholarship
have been instituted from the session 2000-2001 to encourage Students of Shia community for achieving academic
- Notes :
(i) The application for the fee concession should be submitted to the fee clerk concerned in the central office
on the prescribed form along with the income certificate of the parent / guardian and the mark sheet of the last
examination passed by the applicant.
(ii) Freeship will be awarded to the Students as per Government rules
(iii) Fee concession is valid only for one year
and can be renewed in the next year depending upon availability of funds after applying afresh
(iv) No concession or
assistance in fees is available to regular Students availing Back Paper facility
(v) All the concessions will be subject to
the approval by the concession Sub-Committee of the Managing Committee.
Note :- Unlike other girls’ colleges there is special arrangement for purdah so that girls who observe strict
purdah may also go for higher education.