गंगा देवी महिला कॉलेज

Kanakarbagh, Patna


NAAC Grade B

7.3 InstitutionalDistinctiveness


7.3.1 - Portray the performance of the Institution in one area distinctive to its priority and thrust within 200 words 




Institutional Distinctiveness: Health Awareness


1.     Goal

·         To create awareness and education to our students and promote health and fitness.

·         To promote awareness and provide basic solutions to women health issues.

·         To provide skills and tools to support healthy lifestyles

·         To enable the students to develop a scientific point of view of health.

·         To provide information about health and its value as community asset.

·         To develop and promote mental health.

·         To develop a sense of civic responsibility.


2.    Context

Awareness plays a key role in our approach to improving access to health-care. Health awareness empower communities, medical professionals, patients with appropriate tools, information and skills so that they can make high-quality, informed decisions on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and support. Health campaigns for prevention, early diagnosis and awareness specially in women related issues are conducted regularly in colleges. Moreover, Health awareness programmes targeting student realm is also conducted, wherein efforts are made to raise awareness about the mental health continuum, reduce stigma associated with mental illness, depression and aid through personal counseling.

We have a Sehat Kendra which was established last year, as a pilot project of State Health Society, Bihar and Bihar State AIDS Control Society, under Department of Health, Govt. of Bihar, efforts are on in expansion of this services. Until now, we have been utilizing the space and facility for creating awareness through lectures, seminars and competitions, on health issues, particularly related to women and and weaker sections of the society. This includes, Family planning, Diseases of women, HIV/AIDS, sexual wellness, STDs, TB, blood donation etc.

During Corona, the Kendra assisted in carrying out vaccination in the society at the college premises.

Now the space and facility is also carrying out activities with support from local doctors. We have started a clinic facility for providing free consultation. Six different specialist doctors provide weekly consultations on designated days.


Healthy body and mind can achieve anything.


This initiative should go a long way in obtaining the vision and achieving the motto of the college.



4. Evidence of Success

·         Sehat Kendra of the college organized a seminar-cum-counseling session for young girls in association with Inner Wheel Club of Shivalja. Guest speaker Dr. Binda Singh (famous psychiatrist) talked on the topic “Stress management in adolescence” and counseled the girls who approached her with some dilemma. Guest speaker Dr. Nidhi Singh (consultant Obs & Gyn) talked about Menstruation problems and how to handle it. Students freely discussed their problems with her.

·         A Mental health awareness webinar on 9/03/2022 on the topic “Stress management and sleep hygiene”. Expert Dr. Shailendra Kumar Mishra, MD Psychiatry (IMS BHU), Asst Prof, Govt Medical College, Banda, UP was the speaker.

·         2nd lecture in the “Creating mental health Awareness” series was organized on 17th May’2022. The topic was “Global Thinking Local Action”. Renowned psychologist Dr. Mukesh Kishore was the honourable speaker.

·         A poster making competition was organized on 12th July’21 on the following themes:

o   Sexually Transmitted Diseases

o   Birth Control Methods

Dr. Renu Sinha, Incharge, JaiPrabha Hospital was the chief guest cum Judge on the occasion. She interacted with students about the theme and answered their queries.

·         An awareness lecture to prevent breast cancer and cervical cancer in collaboration with Inner Wheel Club of Shivalja and Inner Wheel club of Vanshree was organized on 19.07.21. The guest speaker Dr. Manisha Singh, Associate director and HOD with the help of real life images, eloquently explained the early symptoms and detection of breast cancer. She further talked about the causes and treatment options available at various stages of cancer.

·         organized a fitness run for health awareness with motto FITNESS KI DOSE AADHA GHANTA ROZ on 27/08/21.

·         A webinar on Cervical Cancer on 21.01.22. Dr. Nidhi, MBBS, PG Obs Gynec extensively talked about symptoms and preventive measures of cervical cancer focusing on an early detection. She also campaigned for vaccination and screening. Her talk was followed by queries from girls which she answered.

·         The Sehat Kendra of Ganga Devi Mahila Mahavidyalaya organized a virtual talk show on 15/01/22 on the Importance of nutrition in the current pandemic situation. The keynote speaker, Dr. G. M. Kumar is a famous health expert who has served as Chief Dietician at PMCH.

·         Health checkup camp in the college campus on the occasion of Women’s day. – 8th March by Mediversal Hospital.

·         GDMM in collaboration with Jay Prabha Medanta Hospital organized a health talk show to create awareness about breast cancer. Dr. Niharika Roy, Sr. Consultant, Breast services, Medanta Hospital was the speaker.

·         Online Speech and poster making Competition, January 20th, 2022 on the Topic- Blood Donation.

·         Department of Home Science in collaboration with NSS organized a yoga camp in the campus to celebrate the International Yoga Day on 21st June’22.

·         NSS organized an online speech competition on importance of blood donation on 14th June’22.

·         Science day Webinar on HIV/AIDS response and sustainable future.

·         State level Painting competition on Blood donation was organized in our college on under the aegis of BSACS on 01/10/22.

·         Sweta Kumari and Arya Anand of BA Part III (Hons) Pol Sc and English, respectively represented our college at District Level Quiz Competition organized by BSACS.

·         Mega Health Camp with free consultation and health check up was organized in GDMM Campus by PathKind Diagnostics on 16.11.2022

·         An outreach program by NSS unit of GDMM was conducted to spread awareness about Deaddiction on 16.11.2022.

·         A free comprehensive Eye Check Up Camp was organized by Sri Sai Lions Netralaya on 21st Nov’22 in GDMM campus. Vision Test, Computerized Eye Check-Up, Refractive Error Correction, Cataract IOP test, Glaucoma checkup and other facilities were provided.

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