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Smt Kandukuri Rajyalakshmi College for Women (SKRCW), Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
Smt Kandukuri Rajyalakshmi College for Women (SKRCW), Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
Address:T.T.D. Kalyana Mandapam, Danavaipeta
Rajahmundry (District East Godavari)
Andhra Pradesh, IndiaPin Code : 533103
Smt Kandukuri Rajyalakshmi College for Women (SKRCW), Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Private Aided Under Graduate Womens Colleges. Smt Kandukuri Rajyalakshmi College for Women (SKRCW), Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh is also known as Smt KR Degree College (W). Smt Kandukuri Rajyalakshmi College for Women (SKRCW), Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 1968.
Principal of Smt Kandukuri Rajyalakshmi College for Women (SKRCW), Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh is Smt. A.R. Annapurna (M.Sc., M.Phil.), Dr. A. Suguna (Mobile 9030430758).
Smt Kandukuri Rajyalakshmi College for Women (SKRCW) is situated in Rajahmundry of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Smt Kandukuri Rajyalakshmi College for Women (SKRCW), Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh is +91-883-2467391.
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Contact Details of Smt Kandukuri Rajyalakshmi College for Women (SKRCW), Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-883-2467391, 5576694
Name of the Correspondent : Sri G.R. Chalapathi(E.O.)
Academic Adviser: Dr.V.Sudarshan, Mobile 9885242037
CoursesSmt Kandukuri Rajyalakshmi College for Women (SKRCW), Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Science stream(s).
Bachelor of Arts(B.A.)
Bachelor of Commerce(B.Com)
Bachelor of Science(B.Sc)
Master of Commerce(M.Com)
Master of Science(M.Sc)
Approval details: Smt Kandukuri Rajyalakshmi College for Women (SKRCW) is affiliated with Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)
Profile of Smt Kandukuri Rajyalakshmi College for Women (SKRCW)The aim and vision of the college is to provide empowerment to women through education. Smt Addepalli Vivekananda Devi the Founder Secretary was, a great educationist and social worker Sri Kroviddi Lingaraju, the Founder President a freedom fighter and a staunch Congress worker lent a helping hand and the college became a reality. Sri P.V.Narasimha Rao, the Education Minister of Andhra Pradesh and later Prime Minister laid the foundation of the college on September 2, 1968. Started with a handful of students, the college has grown in strength and stature from huts to pucca buildings. The college was admitted into grant-in-aid in 1973.
Rajamahendri of Rajahmundry as it is known today situated on the banks of the sacred river Godavari, has produced a galaxy of eminent Poets, Writers, Social Reformers and Educationists. The name of Rao Bahadur Sri. Kandukuri Veeresalingam Pantulu and his wife Smt. Kandukuri Rajyalakshmi stand out in dazzling colours. The noble couple waged a Herculean battle and paved the way for Bocial reform and for Women education.
Sri.Kandukuri Veeresalingam donated all his lifetime earnings and started the Hithakarini Samajam. The Trust was set up in 1907 and has been instrumental in the establishment of a chain of Educational institutions, which have been providing Education from KG. to P.G. in different fields of Education.
In the face of stiff opposition, fighting difficulties and obstacles, Smt. Addepalli Vivekananda Devi, Social worker and great educationist, Founder Secretary, and Sri. Krovvidi Linga Raju, Founder President Freedom Fighter made his college a reality.
It was the First College meant exclusively for Women. It was inaugurated by Sri.P.V.Narasimha Rao, the then Education Minister and later Prime Minister of India
It has an initial strength of 30 students and 11 Lecturers and was located in a rented building. The next year, the College was shifted to its present premises, the Ananda Gardens. P.U.C., B.A. and B.Com, B.Sc courses were started. Over the year the College has grown by leaps and bounds and has today become one of the largest women's College in the State.
The College owes much to the First Principal Miss. K.Rukmini who was here on deputation. She streamlined the administration and worked for the all-round development of the College till 1973. When the College was admitted into Grant-in-Aid. Smt.L.Butchi Sundari then become the Principal. Since then, the College has been progressing on all fronts, largely due to the efforts of citizens, well wishers, donors, philanthropists and elite of Rajahmundry, who have helped in the growth of the College and with the funds need from time to time and with U.G.C. funds received from time to time.
College is now offering a large number of courses, Traditional, Vocational and restructured and P.G. in Zoology, MA. Economics & MBA. Courses thus catering to the need of large number of students from different cross section of society.
We are indebted to all those who have assisted in the growth of the College and Trust that they will continue to give their unstinted support even in the future.
1 Smt.A.R.Annapurna Principal 2 Smt.K.Varija Lecturer in English 3 Sri.M.Krishnakumar Lecturer in English 4 Smt. A. Gowrirao Lecturer in English 5 Smt B.A.S. Kumari Lecturer in English 6 Sri.S. William Daniel Lecturer in English 7 Dr. Smt. V. Lakshmi Lecturer in Telugu 8 Dr. Smt. A. Suguna Lecturer in Telugu 9 Smt. K. Vijayasree Lecturer in Telugu 10 Smt. K. Parvathidevi Lecturer in Telugu 11 Smt. K. Vijayalakshmi Lecturer in Sanskrit 12 Smt. A. Meenakumari Lecturer in Sanskrit 13 Smt. G. Padmini Lecturer in History 14 Dr. Smt. K. Babysarojini Lecturer in Economics 15 Smt. M. Subbalakshmi Lecturer in Economics 16 Smt. L. Vijayalakshmi Lecturer in Economics 17 Smt. S. Bhargavi Lecturer in Politics 18 Smt. B. Maryjalaja Lecturer in Politics 19 Smt. S. Vasanthavani Lecturer in Politics 20 Smt. B.V.B. Lakshmi Lecturer in Politics 21 Smt. Y. Syamalamba Lecturer in Sociology 22 Smt. Poduri Lakshmi Lecturer in Comm., 23 Smt. K. Sarada Lecturer in Comm., 24 Smt. T.J. Radha Devi Lecturer in Comm., 25 Smt. S. Katyayani Devi Lecturer in Comm., 26 Dr. Kum. Panduranga Lakshmi Lecturer in Comm., 27 Smt. B.V. Mahalakshmi Lecturer in Maths 28 Smt. P.V. Ramani Lecturer in Physics 29 Smt. G. Jayasree Lecturer in Physics 30 Smt. K.V.V.Satyavathi Lecturer in Chemistry 31 Smt. N. Rajani Lecturer in Chemistry 32 Smt. E. Madhukiran Lecturer in Chemistry 33 Dr. Smt. A. Vasundhara Lecturer in Chemistry 34 Smt. D. Padmavathi Lecturer in Chemistry 35 Smt. M. Sunitha Lecturer in Chemistry 36 Sri. Ch.V.V. Srinivas Lecturer in Chemistry 37 Dr. Smt. D. Lalitha Devi Lecturer in Botany 38 Smt. S. Jaya Sree Lecturer in Botany 39 Smt. S. Rama Devi Lecturer in Botany 40 Smt. Y. Usha Lecturer in Botany 41 Smt. J. Lalitha Bharathi Lecturer in Zoology 42 Smt. K. Sowbhagyavathi Lecturer in Zoology 43 Dr. Smt. NVN Ratna Kumari Lecturer in Zoology 44 Smt. P. Raghava Kumari Lecturer in Zoology 45 Dr. Smt. P.V.D. Lakshmi Lecturer in Physical Education 46 Smt. A. Saradadevi Lecturer in Library Science
UnAided Lecturers & Part-Time Lecturers for the Academic Year 2008-09
1 Smt. D.G. Bhavani Lecturer in Music
2 Sri. K. Raghavacharyulu Lecturer in Computers
3 Smt. B. Maruthi Sree Lecturer in Computers
4 Kum. B. Kalyani Lecturer in Comm.
5 Smt. K. Rama Devi Lecturer in Phy & Ele
6 Smt. V. Uma Jyothi Lecturer in Hindi
7 Smt. T. Naga Lakshmi Lecturer in Maths
8 Smt. A. Gayathri Lecturer in Hin
9 Sri. K.R.R. Chowdary Lecturer in Comm.
10 Sri YVSSN L Narayana Lecturer in Phy
11 Smt S Subhashini Lecturer in Tel
12 Smt T Mangayamma Lecturer in Pol
13 Smt. D.L. Chiranjeevini Lecturer in Comm.
14 Smt. VBT Sundari Lecturer in Che
15 Sri V Suri Babu Lecturer in Computers
16 Smt. B. Vanaja Ratnam Lecturer in Comm.
17 Smt. VJPN Lakshmi Lecturer in pol
18 Kum M. Venkayamma Lecturer in Hist
19 Smt. M. Hima Sree Devi Lecturer in Zoology
20 Smt. BYS. Lakshmi P.T. Lecturer in English
21 Smt. K.S. Annapurna P.T. Lecturer in Telugu
22 Smt. P. Kusuma Kameswari P.T. Lecturer in Telugu
23 M. Suneetha P.T. Lecturer in Telugu
24 Smt. DVKS Lakshmi P.T. Lecturer in Eco
25 Kum. B. Chantamma P.T. Lecturer in Eco
26 Smt. CV. Rama Lakshmi P.T. Lecturer in Eco
27 Smt. B. Lakshmi Madhavi P.T. Lecturer in Maths
28 Smt. M. Sree Devi P.T. Lecturer in Botany
29 Smt. V. Dimple Job P.T. Lecturer in English
30 Smt. M.S.V. Madhuri P.T. Lecturer in Che
31 Kum. M.V. Subbalakshmi P.T. Lecturer in Che
32 Smt. B. Parvathi P.T. Lecturer in
33 Smt. K.V. Lakshmi P.T. Lecturer in
34 Smt. A. Uma Devi P.T. Lecturer in English
35 Smt. S. Lakshmi P.T. Lecturer in Computers
36 Kum. J. Swarna Kumari P.T. Lecturer in English
37 Kum. GPG. Priyanka P.T. Lecturer in English
38 Sri. P. Veerraju P.T. Lecturer in English
39 Kum. Mani Mallika M P.T. Lecturer in Physics
40 R. Sudha Rani P.T. Lecturer in Physics
41 Smt. K. Mary Glory V P.T. Lecturer in Botany
42 Miss. PVL Annapurna P.T. Lecturer in Botany
43 Kum. K. Venkata Lakshmi P.T. Lecturer in Econ
44 Smt. P. Sandhya P.T. Lecturer in Hist
45 Kum. P. Varalakshmi P.T. Lecturer in Hist
46 Kum. A. Satya Veni P.T. Lecturer in E.S.
47 Kum. V. Priyanka P.T. Lecturer in Che
48 Kum. P. Jyothi P.T. Lecturer in
49 Sri. CVLS. Sastry P.T. Lecturer in English
50 Smt. K. Padma P.T. Lecturer in
51 Sri. M. Simhadri P.T. Lecturer in
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NAAC report of Smt Kandukuri Rajyalakshmi College for Women (SKRCW)SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
Smt.Kandukuri Rajyalakshmi(S.K.R) College for Women, Rajahmundry, volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, by presenting its Self Study Report (SSR) in October, 2006. The Council has constituted a Peer Team to offer an on-site visit to validate the SSR. The Team consisted of Prof. B. Hanumaiah, Former Vice-Chancellor, Mangalore University, Karnataka as Chairperson; Prof. K. G. Narayana Pillai, Former Director, College Development Council, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala as Member-Coordinator, and Dr. Geeta Tiwari, Principal, Government D. B. Girls P. G. College (Autonomous), Raipur, Chatisgarh as Member. Sri. B. S. Ponmudiraj, Assistant Advisor, NAAC, facilitated and coordinated the visit on behalf of NAAC. The Team visited the college on 12th, 13th and 14th December 2006.
The College was established in 1968, with the joint effort of Smt. Addeppalli Vivekananda Devi, a great educationist and dynamic social worker and Sri. Kroviddi Lingaraju, a freedom fighter, of the locality. The College has been named after the wife of Sri. Kandukuri Veeresalingam, a social reformer and writer of the locality, who has donated all his life earnings to Hitakarini Samaj, which owns the college along with a few educational institutions, from K.G to PG level. The college had a humble beginning in thatched huts in a hired plot with 27 students and 15 teachers. The college was shifted to the present own premises in 1970. Over a period of 38 years the institution has reached a level comparable to any other good college in the State. The institution is extending yeoman service to a large number of poor rural girls of the East Godavari region by providing higher education at nominal cost.
The Institution was started as a private un-aided college and got the grant- in-aid status of the State Government in 1973. The college has been recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and included under 2f and 12B list in 1973.
The vision of the college is depicted in the emblem, 'Where women are respected, there shines the God', which is illustrative of the status that should be given to women in the society. The college offers courses and empowerment programmes and value based education to attain this goal.
The institution is a private grant-in-aid composite college with 17 UG programmes in Arts, Science and Commerce faculties and one PG course in Zoology. Of these 9 are in grant-in-aid and 9 in the self financing (SF) streams. Considering the rural students, Telugu medium courses are taught along with English medium. Self development, community orientation and national perspectives have been given thrust by extension and out-reach activities through NSS, NCC, YRC, various clubs and associations.
The total strength in degree section is 1610 with 44 PG students, of which about 61% are belonging to SC/ST and BC categories. The college has 57 Government aided (52 female and 5 male) and 37 unaided management appointed and paid teachers, and all are from the same State. About 17% teachers belong to SC/ST and BC category. There are 43 non-teaching staff (40 administrative and 3 technical) of which 13 are male and 30 females. Thirty eight temporary non-teaching staff are being appointed by the management (female 27 and male 11). Ten teachers possess Ph.D and 26 M.Phil degrees. Three teachers are doing research leading to Ph.D and 7 working for M.Phil. The pass percentage is satisfactory, which ranges from 68 to 100. The drop out rate is below 2%. The college works from 10 am to 5 pm. The institution works for 215 days with 196 teaching days. Unit cost of education with salary component is Rs.17,645/- and without it is Rs.5,501/-
During the on-site visit of three days (12th to14th December 2006), the Team had carefully perused and analyzed the SSR and other documents related to administration, academic performance, governance, evaluation, etc. submitted by the college. In addition, the Team had extensive interaction with the Trust Board, Principal, Faculty, Staff, Students, Parents and Alumni. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the Seven Criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer Team submits the following criteria-wise observations, suggestions and recommendations for the consideration of NAAC.
SECTION 2: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The goals and objectives of the college are to achieve academic excellence, to uphold moral and spiritual values, to make students to be aware of social justice and to make them self reliant and empowered to withstand the pressures of life. The institution intends to achieve the above goals through its 17 UG and 1 PG courses and a variety of co-curricular and extracurricular programmes. The goals and objectives are reviewed periodically and communicated to all its stake holders through an annually updated prospectus and a calendar.
As an affiliated college of the Andhra University, the institution follows the syllabi and scheme of examination prescribed by this University. There are 17 degree courses with three subject combinations, 2 in science, 8 in humanities and 2 streams in commerce offered by the college under aided system. Considering the challenges of globalization and to increase the job potential the college has recently started a few course combinations with Microbiology, Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT), Electronics, Computer Science, Office Management, Statistics, Commerce and Mathematics under self finance-mode. All UG programmes follow annual and PG programme semester system of examinations. The degree courses have English and one of the three languages (Telugu, Sanskrit and Hindi), compulsory. To give more thrust to communicative ability in English, the University introduced Integrated English Curriculum with computer aided examination to all degree students. Moreover, Environmental Education, Science and Civilization and Indian Heritage and Culture are also made compulsory subjects at degree level. Syllabi are unitized.
Twelve teachers are members of Boards of Studies and they involve in the revision of syllabi. University revises the syllabi once in three years. Most of the syllabi were revised and updated during 2004-05. The syllabi are made available to students in the 1st week itself.
The college has developed a mechanism to collect feed back from students on teaching-learning experiences and performance of teachers. Analysis of which is used to rectify the defects and further improvement of the quality. The Team suggests that a structured feedback shall be collected from other stake holders also. Regular interaction with potential employers, alumni, industries, and feeding agencies are essential to understand short comings and update the curriculum of existing courses and introduction of new programmes. The concept of value education is integrated in the curriculum.
Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Admission is done by an Admission Committee, which follows the Government and University rules with reservation policy. Transparency is maintained in the process. The procedure is published through the prospectus and calendar. Academic merit of the qualifying examination is the criteria of admission and the cut off marks is fixed as 35 percent.
Chalk and talk method is the main form of teaching. Steps are being taken to supplement it with seminar, group discussion, oral drilling, role plays, question-answer sessions, etc. CD players, OHP, charts, etc. are used to make the class interesting and illustrative. Computer aided teaching in English is an added advantage. A few departments prepare wall magazines, news clippings, assignments, models etc. regularly with an aim of improving the talents, creativity and participation of students in teaching and learning.
There is no formal mechanism to assess the skill and talents of the students after admission. They are assessed by the conventional methods of question answer, marks obtained in the test papers and informal discussion in tutorial classes. Remedial coaching is informal, which is done by teacher-student discussion after the class hours. The Team opines that college may design a formal induction analysis followed by systematic remedial and bridge courses utilizing the funds available in UGC and other agencies. Advanced learners are given chances to participate in quiz competitions and class room presentations. Teachers prepare year-plan for academic programmes which is monitored by HODs and principal. At least four class tests, in addition to half yearly and pre-public examination are to be conducted annually. The answer scripts are returned with comments and suggestions.
Regular teachers are recruited by a Selection Committee with representatives of the management, Government and University, observing norms. They are paid by the Government. Temporary and part-time teachers are appointed and paid by the management. At present, there are 57 permanent and 37 temporary teachers. About 48% permanent posts are now filled by temporary faculty. It is informed that there is a ban on appointment of regular staff by the Government. Ten teachers have acquired Ph. D and 26 have M. Phil degrees. Three teachers are doing research leading to Ph.D and 7 for M.Phil on part- time basis. There are 81 non-teaching staff, of which 43 are aided and 38 are unaided. Teachers are encouraged to attend FIP programmes of UGC, seminars and conferences. They are given on-duty leave and work adjustments. Fifteen teachers attended refresher/orientation courses and 8 teachers attended seminar/symposia during the last five years. It is to be noted that the senior teachers who have completed 25 years of service are felicitated by the college. Ratio of full time to part time teachers is about 1:2.
Performance of students in University examinations is good. The percentage of pass is between 68 and 100, with a few ranks and the drop out rate is low. Meritorious students are felicitated in annual day meetings and are given medals and prizes. Four teachers got awards during the recent past from different organizations including State Government for their performance in teaching.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
This being a degree college, the main thrust is given on teaching-learning process. Of the 57 permanent teachers, 10 have Ph.D and 26 have M. Phil degrees. Three teachers are doing research leading to Ph.D and 7 for M.Phil on part-time basis. The culture of taking externally funded minor/major projects have to be cultivated in the college. The Team opines that the Research Committee is to be formed and it should motivate the teachers to submit projects to different funding agencies, such as DST, MoEF, DBT, CSIR, ICHR, ICSSR, MHRD, ONGC, UGC, etc. The college may earmark some funds as seed money to initiate research. Faculty may be provided with travel grants utilizing the PTAC funds from UGC for attending regional and national seminars/conferences. Some teachers have published articles on contemporary issues in regional publications. Culture of publishing articles in refereed journals has yet to start in the college. However, it may be pointed out that one teacher in the Physics Department has two international publications. A few teachers have developed resource materials for school teachers/students. Four refresher courses were conducted for the school teachers utilizing the funds from the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) by the Physics Department.
The college has under taken commendable activities in the area of extension in the nearby villages through NSS and NCC. There are 3 units of NSS with 300 volunteers. They are involved in awareness creation in the areas of health and hygiene, environment, HIV/AIDS, tobacco/drug abuse, etc. and action programmes, such as road making, afforestation, rain water harvesting, traffic control, blood donation, etc. are being taken up. In addition, similar programmes have been arranged in association with local NGOs, Government organizations and departments. Some students have joined Youth Red Cross, Young India 2020 programme, Consumer club, Eco-club, Population cell and conduct variety of social work, which is highly commendable and needs further encouragement.
NCC wing is also strong. There are two units of NCC with 200 cadets. One cadet attended RD parade in New Delhi in 2001. The NCC has bagged a number of awards at regional level. NCC unit gives training in Mountaineering, Para sailing, Trekking, etc. This also arranges extension activities like pulse polio programme, adult education and lends supports on various functions of the college.
Formal consultancy has yet to root in the college. The possibility to form an inter-departmental consultancy group with necessary guidelines may be explored and the potential users be informed about it.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college is situated in a campus of 12.26 acres of land, which is protected by compound wall. The college is situated in the Rajahmundry town, and is well connected by road. Students depend upon public conveyance and their own vehicles for transport. The college buildings have a plinth area of 8734.95 sq. mts. It contains 38 class rooms, laboratories to all science departments, 3 computer labs, one language lab, staff rooms, principal's room, administrative block, an auditorium with 300 seating capacity, an open air theatre, a conference room with projection equipments and public address system, students hall, waiting room, cooperative store, canteen and an extension counter of a bank (IOB). There is a hostel in the campus having 60 rooms with a capacity to accommodate 219 students. The campus is clean and green. There is a botanical garden in the campus.
There is a sports Director with Ph. D degree to look after the sports activities with the help of a temporary sports teacher. There is provision for volley ball, badminton and khabbdi. Facility for table tennis, carom and chess is arranged in the common room. Multi-gymnasium with 12 stations is an added advantage. The stadium with 200 m track is available in the college which needs maintenance.
NCC is accommodated in a separate block. A well equipped firing range has also been established.
The infrastructure is optimally utilized to run both the degree and Intermediate sections. In addition, the facility is given for conducting other public examinations such as Edcet, ICET, GATE, etc. The college campus is given for parking vehicles during rush periods. Maintenance of the infrastructure is done by outsourcing. There are three computer laboratories with 50 computers in the college, which have AMC with a reputed firm. There is an internet facility in the college. In addition, Library, NCC, Principal's office and Zoology and Botany Department has one computer each.
Library facilities are good. Library has a carpet area of 160.30 sq. mts. It has 18,693 books in 8,076 titles. Thirty periodicals and ten news papers are subscribed. Reading space is inadequate. Library has a qualified librarian, assistant librarian and 3 supporting staff. The working time of the library is from 9 am to 5 pm. There is a book bank facility with 2,089 text books provided by UGC. The library follows an open access system. One book is given to each student at a time, for a period of 15 days. The Library Advisory Committee monitor its working. Considering the advancement in information Communication Technology (ICT), the Team opines that total computerization, installation of internet, and a CD section be established in the library at the earliest. The expenditure on books and periodicals in 2005-06 was Rs.57,962/-.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The student profile of the college shows a homogenous composition of young women from all sections of the society from a rural set up, belongs to the State of Andhra Pradesh. The college considers student support and progression are two important aspects in the holistic development of the students. About 65 percent of students are given scholarships/fellowships of the state and central governments. In addition, teachers sponsor a few students by way of giving fee, uniform, books, mid-day-meals etc. Special care and attention is provided to differently-abled students. With the permission of the University, extra seats are obtained as and when there is demand for certain subjects, on payment basis.
The college publishes an up dated prospectus and calendar annually, which is prepared by the Calendar Committee. Calendar is a hand book which contains history of the college, rules of admission, examinations, code of conduct, courses, scholarships, endowments, list of faculty and staff, etc. In addition, format for rail way concession, TC, CL, etc. are also included in the calendar. Calendar is made available to the students at the beginning of the academic year. There is a Complaint Redressal Cell working in the college. A complaint box is kept outside the principal office. An alumni association is working in the college, which is yet to be registered. The association has kept a fixed deposit of Rs.20,500/-, the interest on it is used for giving fellowships. It also helps in augmenting the infrastructure. It is to be noted that a good number of teachers are the former students of the college. Career guidance and placement cell are formed in the college recently.
The percentage of pass in the University examination is good. On an average it is 75%, which goes up to 100% in certain subjects. There is a demand for almost all subjects, and all seats are filled during the previous years. However, it is to be mentioned that BCA course which run for few years get wound due to want of takers. Valued answer scripts of class test are returned to the students with comments. Progress cards stating academic and other achievements are being sent to the parents. More than 61% students belongs to SC/ST/BC categories.
Both NCC and NSS arrange community linked extension programmes, cultural, literary and other extra-curricular activities are arranged regularly. Track record of NCC is commendable, many cadets have attended RD camps and parade. Majority of students involve one way or other in these activities. Meritorious students in different fields are being felicitated on their achievements by being awarded prizes and endowment scholarships. Cultural and literary competitions are arranged by the college union and associations. Teachers work either as advisors or presidents of these associations. The college magazine provides a forum for the students to publish their articles.
Performance in sports and games is satisfactory. Track records show that many students have represented in the University teams and won prizes and certificates in the previous years. Hostel facilities are good. Good food is served on nominal rate. The computer training should be given to all students. Add-on-courses may be started utilizing the ear marked funds from UGC. Training the students in state and national tests, women empowerment and entrepreneurship programmes, etc. may be executed. It is advisable to start yoga classes to students utilizing the UGC facility.
Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The principal is the academic and administrative head of the institution. The Trust Board and the correspondent guides and monitors the overall activities of the college. The responsibility has been shared and delegated to various committees. The committees have been constituted by the College Council, which is a body of all HODs under the chairmanship of the principal. The council and the college union assist the principal in discharging the day-to-day activities.
Recently the college introduced self appraisal of teachers. Teachers are assessed by students, analysis of which is used for improvements through dialogue by the principal. Formal computer and accounts trainings are needed to the office staff. The employees credit co-operative society provides loans to teaching and non-teaching staff. Co-operative store supplies books and stationary to the students.
Fee structure is decided by the Government, both for aided and unaided courses. The accounts are regularly audited by the local fund wing of the government. Accountant General also conduct audit, once in five years. State Government audit up to 2004 and AG audit up to 2000 were over. Queries and objections in the audit report are being replied regularly.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
On a perusal of the performances and records, the Peer Team noted certain healthy practices followed in the institution. Some of the notable ones are:
Cordial relationship and discipline that exist among the campus community
Constitution of many committees, delegation of powers and participation and transparency in administration
Feed back from students on teaching-learning process
Organizing various literary and non-literary competitions
Sponsorship offered by teachers for needy students
Strong alumni association and its involvement in college development
Introduction of job-oriented vocational courses under self financing mode
Strong NCC and NSS oraganizations
Conduct of freshers' day
Dress code adopted in the college
Commendable value education activities
SECTION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS
Smt. Kandukuri Rajyalakshmi College for Women, Rajahmundry, was started with a humble number of 27 students in the year 1968, in a thatched hut in a hired plot utilizing the liberal wishes and support from local philanthropists. The vision of the leaders of the Society who mooted the idea to educate the rural girls deserve special appreciation, as it is a known fact that revolution in a society can be achieved only through educating women. In a short span of 38 years the college has developed into a good higher education institution with 17 courses and 1658 students. The steady progress of the institution in acquiring all necessary infrastructure facilities and diversified courses utilizing the financial help from philanthropists, alumni, state and national agencies are appreciable. The college has been striving hard over the past 4 decades in imparting value oriented higher education to the rural underprivileged girls in and around East Godavari region.
The institution has produced more than 5000 graduates, since its inception and many of them have reached higher socio-cultural status. It is interesting to note that about 61% of the students studying in the institution belong to SC/ST and BC categories. The college has succeeded in starting a few degree and one PG courses in self financing mode, when the Government had imposed a ban on appointment of teachers. Sports, NCC, NSS, Cultural and literary activities and their track records in the college are worth praising.
The Peer Team is happy over the cordial and harmonious relationship with good discipline that exists among the different components of the college community. The students are on the whole, regular and attentive in classes and maintain good discipline and decorum. In the area of extension activities, the college had under taken many socially relevant, community linked programmes. In the deliberation with the parents and alumni, many of them recorded their happiness over the functioning of the institution. The college is well supported by parents and alumni. While complimenting the college for its achievements, the Peer Team wishes to record their comments by enlisting some of the suggestions with an aim of improving the quality of the institution. This may be addressed in a phased manner.
Teachers may be trained to prepare and use modern teaching aids, soft ware, and tools
Faculty may be encouraged to under take major and minor research projects utilizing the facility available in national and regional funding agencies
Post-entrance induction analysis test may be conducted just after admission to assess the quality and skill of students and to chalk out remedial and bridge courses scientifically
Teachers may be motivated to publish text books, research papers and popular articles
Possibility of providing seed money for initiating projects and conducting seminars/symposia may be explored
MoU may be established with industries, banks and institutions for getting on-the-job training facility to students
Add-on-courses may be started utilizing the ear marked funds available with UGC
Possibility of starting more market-friendly, need-based vocational UG and PG courses may be explored
Placement cell and career guidance cell may be strengthened
Library may be strengthened with more space, books, journals, internet, E-journals and CD section. A separate spacious well furnished reading room with at least 150 seating capacity be provided
Central computer facility may be established with at least 30 new generation computers, internet and softwares. Short-term courses may be started with an aim of making all students computer educated
A Planning Board and Research Committee may be formed to ensure effective planning, generation and utilization of resources and to promote research
A language laboratory may be established to improve the vocational and communicative skill of students.
The college may prepare a perspective plan for the next 20 years and work on it in a phased manner
Facilities for coaching the students to appear for competitive examinations conducted by various organizations has to be provided.
The salary paid to temporary and part-time staff should be increased
Steps should be taken to fill up the existing 48% aided vacancies both in teaching and non-teaching categories
Peer Team appreciates the cooperation and support extended by the college to carry out the assessment process successfully. The Team wishes the principal, management, faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni a bright future and continued success in all their educational ventures for college to become a center of excellence in higher education.
Prof. B. Hanumaiah
Prof. K. G. Narayana Pillai
Dr. Geeta Tiwari
T. V. Lalitha
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