The International College for Girls (ICG), a pioneer institution for women education, was founded in the year 1995 as an affiliated college to the University of Rajasthan. Started with just 56 girls and seven members of staff, it became a Postgraduate College in 1999. Today, ICG stands tall with over 3500 students on roll, 208 faculty members and 46 support-staff (technical & non-teaching).
Pursuit for excellence in higher education at ICG got due recognition by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC),[Notification].an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission (UGC). ICG the only college in Rajasthan which has been accredited A+ by NAAC. The college has also been identified as a Model College by the Government of Rajasthan. In a survey conducted by A.C. Nielson for ‘India Today’ the college has been rated best in the state in all the faculties for the last several years.
A major milestone in the history of ICG is the conferment of the Autonomous Status on the college by the UGC for a period of six years with effect from 2007-08 [Notification]. The Autonomy is a concept created and evolved by the UGC for qualitative enhancement of higher education. It was realized that the higher academic institutions be given more freedom for the development of intellectual climate in the country. Autonomy enabled the college:
To prescribe rules for admission
To ensure academic and operative freedom to the faculty members
To evolve methods of assessment of students' performance, conduction of exams and preparation of results
To use modern tools of educational technology
To promote healthy practices
ICG has also been given the CPE status i.e. a “College with Potential for Excellence”, status by UGC .The college is one among the 50 colleges in India identified by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under the CPE scheme during phase-II.
The latest feather in the cap is the conferment of the status of deemed to be a University by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956 [Notification]. International College for Girls is now The IIS University, Jaipur.
The status of deemed to be a University has provided greater autonomy in setting our own educational agenda (courses, syllabi, teaching methodologies etc.) as well as the authority to award degrees. The academic courses and programmes offered under the aegis of The IIS University is approved by UGC and also accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).The IIS University has already secured a place in the list of the ‘A’ category institutions reviewed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India giving further deemed to be universities on being credence to our pursuit for excellence in higher education [Notification].