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Government Degree College, Nagari, Andhra Pradesh
Nagari (District Chittoor)
Andhra Pradesh, India



Government Degree College, Nagari Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Government Under Graduate Co-Education. Government Degree College, Nagari Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 1978.


Principal of Government Degree College, Nagari Andhra Pradesh is R,Rajendra Naidu (Mobile 9440017135).

Government Degree College is situated in Nagari of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.
Contact Details of Government Degree College, Nagari Andhra Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-8577-235359



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Government Degree College, Nagari Andhra Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
BA
B.Com.
B.Sc.

Approval details: Government Degree College is affiliated with Sri Venkateswara University (SVU), Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh)



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NAAC report of Government Degree College

SECTION - 1: PREFACE:
Government Degree College, Puttur, Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh volunteered to be assessed by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted a Self Study Report in December, 2005. A Peer Team was constituted by NAAC to visit the institution and validate the Self Study Report. The peer-team consisting of Dr. V.M.Chavan, Director, Institute of Management, Kolhapur and former Pro-Vice Chancellor of Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharastra,
Dr. J.C.Jena, Former Head of the P.G.Department of Commerce, M.P.C. Autonomous College, Takhatpur, Baripada, Orissa as Member coordinator and Dr. K. Mohanan Pillai, Principal, Devaswom Board Pampa College, Parumala, Mannar, Pathanamthitta, Kerala as Member visited the college for two days, January 27th and 28th, 2006.

The Government Degree College, Puttur situated at a distance of
35 Kms in the southeast from Tirupati was established in September 1983 with the objectives of imparting quality higher education to the predominantly rural and backward learners and equip them with required skills, personality, human values to face the challenges of life. The College is affiliated to S.V.University, Tirupati and has got UGC recognition under 2(f) and 12(B) in January, 1995. It has a campus area of 6.89 acres. It offers courses at U.G. level in Arts, Science and Commerce streams with 10 programme options. The institution also offers 05 certificate level courses and one UGC sponsored Foundation Course.

The College has a teaching faculty strength of 42 members including 31 permanent teachers, 10 part-time teachers (Guest Faculty) and one temporary (contract) teacher. Out of 31 permanent teachers 16 passes Ph.D. and 04 M.Phil qualification. There are 16 members of the non-teaching staff and 03 part-time contingent staff. Total number of students enrolled in the college during 2005-06 is 1,641 out of which 1,037 (63%) are males and 604 (37%) are females. Students belonging to SC and ST are 529 and 13 respectively. The unit cost of education including salary component is Rs.6,600, whereas it is Rs.1,200 when salary component is excluded. The dropout rate during the academic session 2004-2005 was 11.03%. The temporal plan of academic work is annual system. The support services available in the college are a central library, computer centre, sports facilities, canteen, cycle shed, Gymnasium and non-resident centre for girls students.

The peer team carefully perused and analyzed the Self Study Report submitted by the institution. During institutional visit, the team went though all the relevant documents visited the departments, the facilities, support services, the academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular sports and extension facilities, administrative units and interacted with the various constituents of the college including college Planning and Development Council (CPDC), Principal, Faculty, Non-teaching Staff, Students, Parents and Alumni. Based on the above exercises and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the peer team has taken the value judgment. The assessment of the institution as well as the issues of concern and some recommendations to facilitate rapid growth and development are presented in the following pages.

SECTION-2: CRITERION - WISE ANALYSIS:
CRITERION 1: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
Main goal of the college is to provide to the rural poors a quality higher education which is translated into curriculum of the courses being offered in Govt. Degree College, Puttur. Presently the college has attained the status of degree college of first preference in the region with a student strength of 1641 for undergraduate courses. Out of this 235 students pursuing certificate courses in addition to their degree courses and 363 self-financing courses from a humble beginning with 218 students in the year 1983. Presently, teaching is carried out for 218 working days in the college. The college offers 10 U.G. Programmes under faculty of Arts, Commerce and Science, 5 certificate courses and 01 UGC sponsored foundation course. The college is affiliated to Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. The curriculum of various courses is framed by the University through competent teachers of the affiliated colleges and peers in the subjects. Some teachers of this college are involved in this exercise as the Chairman and member of Board of Studies of the University. The syllabi of different courses are continually undated to suit changing environment of the market and employers' demand. The Govt. Degree College is sensitized with market and in view of the market needs four self-financing courses have been started like Medical Lab Technology, Bio Chemistry, Computer Science, B.Com Computer Applications. However, Medical Technology self financing course is suspended due to some technical problems with effect from the current academic session. The college follows the annual system of examination. The college is yet to apply for autonomy even though the university Act Provides.

CRITERION II: TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION:
The institution has a transparent admission process. The students aspiring for admission in the college are provided with a prospectus. Students are selected for admission on the basis of merits with regard to the reservation policy of the Government of A.P.

Regular Teachers are appointed by APPSC and part time and temporary teachers are appointed by the CPDC as per the rules and regulations of the State Government. During the academic session 2004-05, the number of teaching days was 189 out of 218 working days. Teachers do maintain work diaries and teaching plans.

Remedial classes are conducted for slow learners and advanced learners are given challenging assignments like book reviews, preparation of study projects, group discussions, and seminars. The college has well-convinced plan for monitoring student progress. The performance of the students is evaluated through periodical tests and terminal examinations. The annual examination is conducted by the University. The meritorious students are motivated by awarding endowment prizes in college function. The student teacher ratio of the college comes to 39:1. The teachers are provided with opportunities for academic progress by encouraging them to attend seminars, conferences and workshops at state and national level. Necessary cooperation is extended in their research plans. The administration of the college is now fully convinced to accelerate more research in the college giving emphasis on local issues. 02 of the faculty members including the principal bagged best teachers award from the Govt. of A.P. Feed back from the students are collected and points raised by the students are discussed with the teachers and remedial measures are initiated.

Teachers encourage last bench students to lead class room discussions. Teachers usually include additional curricular modules to strengthen the prescribed curriculum. Students are encouraged to copy electronic journals and browse different websites.

CRITERION - III : RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION:
In spite of being an under-graduate college, a few teachers of different departments have been actively engaged in research. Out of 31 permanent faculty members, 16 (52%) are Ph.D degree holders and 04 (13%) have M.Phil degree. One faculty member has registered for Ph.D. One of the faculty members in the Department of Physics has been selected as Post-doctoral fellow in the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences of National Taiwan University, Taiwan. Quite a few faculty members have authored 22 books and a few teachers have to their credit 12 research publications in the national and international journals. The U.G.C. has accorded sanction for 04 minor research projects with effect from January 2006. In addition to this U.G.C. has also sanctioned financial assistance to organize a national seminar by the Department of Commerce. The college has a research committee to monitor the research activities of all faculties.

Expertise available in the college for consultancy services is yet to be publicized. Competent teachers and departments should be encouraged to offer consultancy services on payment. This exposure will not only enrich the faculty but also be of immense help to the students and the institution.

The extension activities in the college are mainly carried out by the NSS units under the guidance and leadership of 03 programme officers. The NSS with its motto 'Service to Humanity' organizes year long activities such as Blood Donation Camp, Medical Camp, Adult education & literacy, Community Development, Social Work Camp, Eye Camp, Tree Plantation, Water harvesting and awareness programmes, on AIDS, Health and hygiene Environment Janma Bhoomi Programmes and National Child Labour project. NSS units of the college have adopted two villages where they educate villagers by conducting adult literacy classes. The Eco/Nature Club has been functioning in the college under the aegis of Botany Department. The NSS units of the college organized donation collection campaign for the rehabilitation of Tsunami and Earthquake victims. The college works and plans extension activities along with the G.Os and NGOs. During the summer vacation 2004-05 students participated in identifying mentally challenged children for Residential Bridge course being run by Rashtriya Seva Samithi, Tirupati. An NCC unit was started in the college on August, 2005. There is scope for further utilization of students potential for extension activities and outreach programmes in the field of women empowerment, population education, consumer awareness and right to information.

CRITERION - IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES:
The college has a campus area of 6.89 acres. During the past 22 years of establishment, the college has expanded its infrastructural facilities for academic, administrative and physical education purposes. The infrastructure of the college is being augmented keeping pace with the rapidly increasing number of student's strength. The maintenance of existing infrastructure is done through R&B Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh and the CPDC as and when need arises. The college has a well framed mechanism to ensure optimum utilization of its infrastructural facilities. The infrastructural facilities are also made available to external agencies whenever requested. The campus is pollution free and students are motivated to keep it 'Clean and Green'.

The college library caters to the needs of the students as well as staff. It has an advisory committee. The total working days of the library during the year 2004-05 were 254 and its working hours being 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM on working days. The Central Library has 13,151 books. It also subscribes 07 newspapers and 25 journals & periodicals. The computerization of library is underway. The college may make use of services of INFLIBNET or some other UGC agencies to improve further the quality of the library service for the users. The library provides book bank facility for the socially and economically backward students. Apart from the central library some departments maintain departmental library having books donated by the teachers.

The college has a Computer Centre with 03 computers. Apart from the computer facilities available at the Computer Centre some of the teaching departments, library, the college office and the principals chamber have total 10 computers. The computer centre is yet to develop the various application packages like payroll system are computerized administrative records and Multi Media presentation. The computers are maintained by the Computer Science department. Computer facility with easy access may be augmented to meet the growing needs of all students for internet browsing.

The college has a playground within the campus with a plinth area of 2.87 acres which provides facilities to play volley ball, foot ball, cricket, shuttle badminton, tennikoit, kabbadi and hand ball. The college is also having a good track facility to conduct various sports events. There is a 16 station Gymnasium in the college. Students bagged 04 gold, 08 bronze medals for various sports events of the university. The participation of students at university state regional, national and international levels games & sports is to be encouraged and the maintenance of sports facilities have to be improved.

The college does not have a health centre within the campus. However, it offers homeopathic health services to the students as well as to the staff. It also offers facilities like coin-phone, Mana TV centre, within the campus in case of emergency needs. Power Generator room and Canteen. It maintains a Botanical Garden. The college does not have hostel facility within the campus. There is a Social Welfare Hostel outside the college campus which accommodates 24 ST/SC students. There is a small open-air auditorium constructed and donated by one of the members of CPDC.

CRITERION - V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
Currently the college has 1,641 students on the roll with 11.03% drop out rate and the percentage of students appearing for the final university examination is about 89.97% and success rate being 73.93%. It is estimated that approximately 36% of the students passing out of the college pursue higher education and near about 4% of the pass out look for job. The prospectus and calendar & Hand Book published by the College contain details about the admission procedure, fee structure, infrastructural facilities available, academic programme options, extracurricular activities promoted by the college, faculty available academic calendar and disciplinary rules.

Financial aid is provided to the needy students in the form of scholarships, poor boys fund and fee concession. During the academic session 2004-2005, 1,051 (64%) students benefited out of all aids. The college is yet to establish either an Employment or a Placement cell. However Students Counselling and Career Guidance Cell provide necessary information about jobs and self employment. The members of the faculty participate in academic and personal counseling.

The college has an Alumni Association. The alumnae of the college maintains an active role with their Alma Mater. The Old Students Association may be further strengthened for the development of the college. The college offers recreational/leisure time facilities to students like indoor and outdoor games, nature club, debate club, students magazines, cultural programmes, dance and music competitions and essay writing.

CRITERION - VI : ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT :
Being one of the 178 degree colleges run by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, the Organization and Management policies are based on the guide lines given by the Govt. Internal coordination and monitoring is done by the principal and various committees. The college has an effective coordinating and monitoring mechanism through the college planning and development council (CPDC) the staff council and the staff club. The CPDC has been constituted as per the directions of the commissioner of the collegiate education consisting of the principal (chairman), senior faculty members, parent's representatives, social workers, educationists and a representative of alumni association. The committee meets at least once in two months and monitors the developmental activities of the college and ensures the basic objectives of the institution. The staff council meets once in a month and discusses all the academic and administrative issues and assists the principal in the overall administration of the college. The staff club looks after the welfare of the staff and students. The staff club in association with students union organizes various functions.

Annual administrative reports are prepared every year as per the directions of Director of Collegiate Education. The various committees constituted by the Principal regularly monitor academic as well as administrative activities of the college. The performance of the college office is periodically subjected to internal check up by the committee appointed by the principal. In addition to regular internal audit mechanism, regional level and state level auditing is also regularly done. Office staff maintains a personal register which is verified by the principal regularly. Grievance Redressal Cell is effective to redress the grievances of the students.

The commissioner for collegiate education in association with human Resources Development Institute conducts various training programs to the principal and non teaching staff. To improve the efficiency of the non teaching staff, office of the regional joint director conducts various training classes.

The fee structure of the college is as per the directions of the Govt. The financial resources for the maintenance of the college are met through the budgetary grants of the state Govt. UGC Grants, special fees collected from students, fees collected from students of self financing courses and donations from parents and well wishers. UGC has sanctioned Rs.9, 71,000 as general development grant during the Xth plan. College acquire
Rs.35,39,689 from the state budget (2004-05). With the help of the local MLA the Govt. of A.P. sanctioned Rs.138 lakhs (including UGC funds) for the three years for the construction work.

Salaries of the staff are met by the Govt. The college mobilizes fund from parents. Alumni and philanthropists to support the development plans.

All major purchases are done by the purchase committee in consultation with CPDC after observing the purchase rules of the Govt. Costly items are purchased with the prior permission of the commissioner for collegiate education. Major electronic items are purchased through A.P. Electronic Services, Hyderabad, Civil constructions are done by the Govt. Engineering department.

Permanent teaching staff and non teaching staff are appointed by the Commissioner for Collegiate Education and Regional Director of Higher Education respectively as per Govt. rules. The college has utilized all the sanctioned funds for the last two years.

The college offers various welfare programmes to the students and the staff. Endowment prizes are awarded to meritorious students. Financial assistances are given to economically weak students. Canteen facility is available to students and staff. A local doctor regularly looks after the health problems of students. For the staff, Group Insurance and family benefit schemes are available. Loan facility is available to staff for various purposes.

Non teaching staff can avail festival advance. Tuition fee of the non teaching staff's children can be reimbursed.

There is a performance appraisal mechanism for teachers. The college has formulated a structured mechanism to collect the feed back from students.
Students union is closely involved in the decision making of the college and implementation of various programmes. There is an excellent rapport and cordiality among the students, faculty and administrations.

CRITERION - VII : HEALTHY PRACTICES:
This institution is successful to some extent in translating its vision and goals into practice in spite of constraints in the affiliating system. Through the college planning and development council (CPDC) Public ensures active involvement in the college administration. The college has an effective coordinating and monitoring mechanism.

Environmental studies is taught as a foundation course for all second year degree students.

Bridge courses are conducted at the beginning.

The college has a tradition of conducting remedial classes.

A few job oriented courses under restructured syllabus have been introduced.

Faculty members attend refresher courses/orientation programmes to update themselves.

Teacher performance is evaluated through peer assessment.

Forum for value based education conducts guest lectures and interaction lectures.

Students are encouraged to participate in various social activities.

Students and staff take active role in many socially productive works and community development programmes.

Certain departments prepare additional curricular modules to strengthen and supplement the curriculum.

N.S.S. and Red Cross unit with the help of other students and staff initiate many activities to help and rehabilitate the victims of natural calamities English department conducted a short term foundation course for the post metric students in the nearby slum areas.

Self learning habits among the students are inculcated by the faculty.

Certificate courses are conducted by some departments.

Foundation course in Human Rights and Values in Education is conducted jointly by departments of English and Political science.

Mathematics department conducts programmes on numerical ability to all final year students.

Many staff members and well wishers have sponsored number of endowment scholarships, medals and lectures.

College administration is based on principles of participatory democracy transparency and accountability.

Students have been provided guidance for competitive examinations.

Faculty members donated their personal books to departmental libraries.

College publishes prospectus, calendar, annual magazine and news.

Services of MANA TV, a Govt. Satellite education channel, are well utilized.

All the departments have linkages with one or more agencies for providing field knowledge and experiences to students. The Department of Commerce have established a linkage with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Hyderabad chapter to open a coaching centre for C.S. course in the college.

Resources are generated through PTA, Alumni, donation from staff members and CPDC members.

Annual academic plan for each subject is prepared.

Yoga and meditation classes are conducted.

Many programs are introduced to promote the all-round development of the personality of the students.

Dept. of Botany in association with N.S.S. units of the college has raised a campus garden.

College has established an eco-club, and publicity centre.

Certain departments prepare manuscript magazines.

College provides several basic amenities such as Canteen, Ladies Waiting Room, Post Box, Coin Phone, Xerox centre.

Optimum utilization of the infrastructure is made by working the college from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.

Basic health services are given to staff and students using the expertise available within the college.

A career guidance cell, a grievance redressal cell, woman's studies centre, function in the college.

Teachers participate in National, regional seminars and workshops and present papers.

A few faculty members publish books and articles in National and International Journals.

Teachers help students to conduct study projects.

Certain faculty members are resource persons to various orientation programmes.

Certain faculty members act as question paper setters, chairperson, member of Board of Studies of S.V.University and Dravidian University and Intermediate Board of Education.

Self Financing courses have generated Rs.6.78 lakh indicating self sufficiency.

Section III : Overall Analysis:
Government Degree College, Puttur is a co-education multi faculty college affiliated to S.V.University. It was established in 1983 and covered under 2(F) and 12(B) in 1995. It offers B.A., B.Com., B.Sc. Degree Courses along with some certificate courses. Presently 1641 students are learning for degree courses, of which 235 students pursuing certificate courses and 363 self financing courses, In spite of an under-graduate college the teaching staff is dedicated, research minded, development oriented and disciplined. Their services are praise-worthy. It may be appreciated that the Govt. of A.P. felicitated 02 teacher of the college by Best Teacher award. There are 16 departments with 31 permanent teachers out of which 16 teachers hold Ph.D and 04 M.Phil. Qualification. In addition there are 10 guest faculty and one teacher is on contract system. The dropout rate of the college is 11.03% and unit cost is Rs.6600 including salary component and Rs.1200 excluding salary. During the academic year 2004-2005 the college worked for 218 days. It runs the classes from 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM which implies the maximum utilization of the infrastructural facilities. The students of the college are regular attentive, maintain good discipline and decorum. They have aspirations for development and progress. The college planning and development council (CPDC) is dynamic, development oriented and supportive to the college administration.

There is moderate library facility available in the college with departmental libraries in almost all departments.

The admission is transparent with 16 programme options. The counseling is effective and student oriented. The student from weaker sections are provided with financial help and academic guidance to build their career.

The courses introduced in Computer Science, Computer Applications, Biochemistry and Medical Lab Technology are job oriented and helpful for the students. Research activities of members of faculty as well as study projects undertaken by students are regional need based and reflect social responsibility of academic community of the college. NCC, NSS and Sports activities are commendable.

The teachers involvement in various activities of the college is of high degree. The developmental plans are innovative which require concerted efforts to bring the same into reality. The involvement of the local M.L.A. in the speedy developmental activities of the college is praise-worthy.

While complimenting the college for their curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements, the peer team is pleased to recommend the following few suggestions which can help in the improvement of the present functioning of the college.

Hostel facilities for boys as well as girls should be provided within the campus.

In view of availability of land horticulture, floriculture, mushroom cultivation activities need to be undertaken on earn and learn scheme providing a source of income to both college and the students.

Steps should be taken to start PG courses conventional as well as restructured Job oriented courses. Some market friendly courses like Microbiology, Bio-technology and Poultry Science, will be advantageous for students community. The college may provide continuous guidance facilities for competitive examinations and foundation courses in CA & CS.

MOUs with suitable organizations for research, on job training be made.

Business organizations be motivated successfully with alumni and parents associations for donation for college developments, and endowments for scholarship and awards for students excelling in studies.

Entrepreneurship development efforts be augmented in the college.

The Central Library should be fully computerized with internet facility and adequate infrastructural facilities.

The teachers may avail U.G.C. assistance under Minor Research Projects, Seminar Grants and Faculty Improvement Programme in addition to COSIP and COHSSIP.

The promotion of teachers from junior College to Degree College should be in accordance with the norms prescribed by the U.G.C. only.

The steps may be taken to augment the infrastructural facilities using funds from external sources like MPLAD scheme.

The college should initiate steps to acquire more land for future expansion.

The Computer Science Department and Computer Centre may be provided with most modern I.T. equipments and license copies of educational software.

Peer team also place on record excellent cooperation extended by principal, staff, parents and alumni throughout the exercise and wish all the best for Government degree college, Puttur in the efforts of achieving excellence.

Dr. V.M.Chavan
Chairperson

Dr. Iswar Chandra Jena
Member Co-ordinator

Dr.K.Mohanan Pillai
Member

Dr. D. Vijaya Kumari
Principal
Govt. Degree College
Puttur. A.P.

Place : Puttur

Date : 28th Jan, 2006.

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