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Jesus Mary Joseph College for Women (JMJ College), Guntur, Andhra Pradesh


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Jesus Mary Joseph College for Women (JMJ College), Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
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Sultanabad, Tenali
Guntur (District Guntur)
Andhra Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 522202


Jesus Mary Joseph College for Women (JMJ College), Guntur Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Private Aided Under Graduate Womens Colleges. Jesus Mary Joseph College for Women (JMJ College), Guntur Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 1963.


Principal of Jesus Mary Joseph College for Women (JMJ College), Guntur Andhra Pradesh is ister Shiny (Mobile 9441613054).

Jesus Mary Joseph College for Women (JMJ College) is situated in Guntur of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Guntur comes under Guntur Tehsil, Guntur District.

Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Jesus Mary Joseph College for Women (JMJ College), Guntur Andhra Pradesh is (are) : 229428.

email ID(s) is Jesus Mary Joseph College for Women (JMJ College) Guntur Andhra Pradesh

Website of Jesus Mary Joseph College for Women (JMJ College), Guntur Andhra Pradesh is http://www.jmjcollege.ac.in/.

General Secretary : Sr. B. Stella Maris (9441033134).

Contact Details of Jesus Mary Joseph College for Women (JMJ College), Guntur Andhra Pradesh are : 08644-225994, 227056, 222458
Sr. Rosalina, Sr. Shiny K.P. (Mobile 9441613054, 9441619080)
Academic Adviser: Dr. S. Uma Maheswari




Courses

Jesus Mary Joseph College for Women (JMJ College), Guntur Andhra Pradesh runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Computer Applications, Science, Training, Degree stream(s).
Bachelor of Arts(B.A.)
B.Com(General), B.Com(Computer Application)
Bachelor of Science(B.Sc)

Master of Arts(M.A.)
Master of Science(M.Sc), M.Sc(Computer Science)
Master of Computer Application(M.C.A)

Approval details: Jesus Mary Joseph College for Women (JMJ College) is affiliated with Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), Guntur (Andhra Pradesh)

Profile of Jesus Mary Joseph College for Women (JMJ College)

J.M.J. College for women, Tenali is a well-known Educational Institution in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh. It is a Christian Minority Institution run by the Sisters Society of Jesus Mary and Joseph founded by Fr. Mathias Wolff S.J. in the year 1822 in Holland for the education of young girls. In India the Society was shaped in the year 1904 on February 24 in Guntur and now formed into three provinces. J.M.J. College for women, Tenali was inaugurated in the year 1963 in Tenali, a small town surrounded by many villages to impart education especially to rural girls. This is the only womens college in this area, which caters to the needs of rural girls from agricultural families. Even though it is a Christian Minority Institution, the admission is open to all communities without discrimination of caste, creed or religion. It is offering +2, Undergraduate programme in discipline of Arts and Science, Post-Graduate programme in MCA, M.Sc. Chemistry, Mathematics. 17 Courses are offered at U.G. Level through 20 departments.

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NAAC report of Jesus Mary Joseph College for Women (JMJ College)

SECTION I : INTRODUCTION
Profile
Jesus Mary Joseph college for Women, a minority institution of higher education was started by the congregation of the Sisters of the Society of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in 1963 in a semi urban area at Tenali, Guntur District of Andra Pradesh with a vision to educate, enrich ,empower the rural girls in the academic excellence and spiritual growth. It is a Grant-in-Aid College with few self funded courses, affiliated to Acharya Nagarjuna University and recognized by UGC under 2 (f) and 12 B in 1965. NAAC accredited the college and awarded FOUR STARS status in 1999. The college was conferred with Autonomous status during the academic year 2005-06.

There are 1341 students studying, 86 teaching and 61 non-teaching Staff working in the college. There are 13 departments offering 19 programmes, 14 UG and 5 PG and a community college. Out of these 3 UG and all the PG programmes after the accreditation of the college in 1999. The college also offers three UGC sponsored add on courses and another 12 certificate programmes.

JMJ College, Tenali volunteered for re-accreditation and submitted the Re-accreditation Report on 25-03-06 to NAAC, Bangalore. The Peer Team constituted by NAAC to visit the college from 21-23 August 2006 to validate the RAR repot consisted of Dr. G. Pankajam, Former Vice- Chancellor, Gandhigram Rural University, as Chairperson; Dr. M. Marcus Diepen Boominathan, Principal, Bishop Heber College (Autonomous), Tiruchirapalli and Prof. Y. K. Khillare, Profesoor, Department of Zoology, Dr. Babasaheb Ambekdar Marathwada University, Aurangabad as members, Shri R. S. V. Nageshwara Rao, Deputy Genneral Mananger, BHEL, Hyderabad, as Observer and Mr.Ganesh Hegde, Asst. Adviser, NAAC as Coordinator.

The Peer Team carefully analysed the RAR and other documents submitted by the College, visited the different departments and the facilities, verified the documents, interacted with the Governing Body, the Principal, the Teaching and Non-teaching members of the Staff, Students, Parents and Alumni of the College. Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind the guidelines given by NAAC for the process of Re-accreditation, the Peer Team is pleased to give the following objective Re-assessment of the College.

SECTION II : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS:
CRITERION 1:CURRICULAR ASPECTS
The college has a well defined vision and mission statement which is reaffirmed regularly on various occasions through out the year. Its aim is to (impart intellectual excellence, build a strong character and interpersonal relationship; develop special skills and make socially conscious) educate, enrich and empower rural girls into women of character by starting Women Cell, SWADHAR, AWTC and a Community College. Its mission is to provide opportunity for an individual's academic and intellectual abilities, to serve the society in a dynamic environment, there by contribute to the national development. The college has clearly spelt out the objectives in its report which is also evident from its multifarious activities, plans and programmes. It makes conscious efforts through a core group of faculty to educate all the members of the college and also other stake holders about its goals and mission. The college has been progressing at an accelerated pace to achieve its vision and mission since its first assessment by NAAC.

The college is ambitious to enhance its pace for quality education and has established a very good network with villages in its neighborhood by organizing welfare programmes in conformity with the mission, goals and objectives of the institution, for the empowerment of women especially of the weaker sections of the society. It has followed the syllabi and curricula prescribed by Nagarjuna University for Arts, Science and Commerce, in the non-semester pattern till was awarded autonomous ststus. Many senior members of the Staff of the College have served as Chairpersons/members of Boards of Studies of the University and the syllabi are occasionally reviewed, revised and updated by their respective Boards of studies to keep pace with the developments in science and technology, by the University. A few teachers have written text books and study materials for the Distance Education programmes of the Acharya Nagarjuna and Andhra Universities.

Autonomous status from 2005-06 has enabled the College to revamp the syllabi considerably, to implement semester system, to incorporate the latest developments in the respective fields and to incoporate value oriented education in the regular curriculum.

The college has introduced three career oriented U.G.C sponsored Add on courses. Institution offers multi skill development and inter-disciplinary programmes. All departments offer certificate courses.

Attempts are being made by the college and also by the individual departments to make the students aware of the national and international developments in various fields by organizing national and state level seminars. Thus the college is able to foster a global perspective in the students and sensitize them to the inevitability of the global competitiveness awaiting them.

The college has a well developed feed back mechanism at many levels. The Board of studies, Academic Council and the Governing body are constituted with different stake holders after the confirmation of Autonomous status. It is observed in the first assessment that there was no scope for vertical progress of the students and it is rectified during the re-accreditation period by introducing 5 P.G. programmes, Certificate and career oriented programmes.

The college in general highlights that the grant of Autonomy paved the way for better curricular design and development, ICT development, conducting national and state level seminars, introduction of certificate programmes and other innovative programmes in the College.

The establishment of IQAC in 2004 and its regular functioning has enabled the College to improve the institutional effectiveness and maintenance of quality and achievement of excellence in education.

CRITERION II: TEACHING- LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Though preference is given to girls belonging to Roman Catholic Mission, the College follows the Government norms in admission of students. Girls are admitted to PG programmes through counseling windows of ANU.

In almost every department more challenging work is offered to academically challenged students. Maintenance of Teacher's diary by each member of the teaching staff ensures quality in teaching and accountability.

The college lays importance for wholesome learning of the students. In addition to various class room teaching, project work, participation in seminar, internship in industry, field trips, court visits, educational tours, participating in intercollegiate fests and workshops are organized.

Audio visual aids in teaching like slide projectors, over-head projector are extensively used in the class rooms. Interactive sessions in the form of debate and discussion involving teachers and students are held regularly

Central and departmental libraries equipped with adequate number of books, journals and computers motivates the students to develop the habit of self-study. They have applied for 'INFLIBNET' facility to UGC.

Students of the college have been faring well in University examinations with commendable annual pass percentage in subjects. They have also been regularly securing University ranks every year, in subjects like Home Science, Zoology and Mathematics. Assignments and study projects are introduced for the final year students. It is a salient feature of the learning process in the college.

The college has 37 permanent and 49 temporary teachers. The college has appointed the required number of teachers for self supportive programmes. The number of teachers having Ph.D is 6 and M.Phil are 11 and rest of them are having PG as highest degree. To keep its faculty abreast of the new developments in their respective area of specialization, they are encouraged to attend seminars, workshops, conferences, refresher courses and orientation programmes regularly. They are also motivated to pursue higher education, and to carry out research works.

Teachers' performances are evaluated by acquiring feed-back from the students twice a year. The Evaluation Committee analyses the feed back and the results conveyed to the respective faculty members. The Principal takes care in improving the teaching.

The students under the autonomous system are assessed by giving assignments, two internal tests and Semester End Examinations (SEE). 30 marks for CIA and 70 marks for SEE is awarded to evaluate the learning of students. SEE scripts are sent for external valuation. Practical examinations are conducted by the respective departments. To pass any course a candidate must secure a minimum of 35% marks in SEE. Results are declared within 45 days after the completion of examinations and candidates are given privilege for revaluation and recounting. The panel of paper setters and examiners are selected on the basis of subject expertise and service. The results are made available on the College website also.

Counseling of students is the regular feature of the institution. The needs, knowledge acquired and progress made by students are assessed by the Ward-Teacher interaction. The Grievance Redressal Cell of the College takes care of the complaints and suggestions of the students. The effective functioning of the Ward-Teacher system solves many of the problems of the student community.

CRITERION III: RESEARCH CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The JMJ College for Women has been primarily an Undergraduate College and 5 PG programmes were introduced only in the last 5 years. The research culture has started taking roots. Three teachers have obtained Ph.D. degree and three others M.Phil. degree during the last 5 years. Five teachers are pursuing Ph.D. degree and 12 teachers are pursuing M.Phil. degree. One minor research project has been completed and proposals have been sent to UGC for two more minor projects. Four teachers were lesson writers for the Distance Education programmes of Acharya Nagarjuna and Andhra Universities and for Intermediate Board, Hyderabad. It is proposed to apply and establish a research centre in the campus with the permission of Acharya Nagarjuna University during the academic year 2006-07. One teacher with Ph.D is a recognized guide and now guiding Ph.Ds. The teachers of the college have published 11 books and 15 articles. They have attended a number of national seminars and presented papers.

The College has been carrying out many extension programmes and a few staff members offer free consultancy services to several organizations and educational institutions. The College works with several Government and Non-Government organizations, organizes many outreach programmes such as Health Camps, Awareness Programmes and Rural Education Programmes involving the staff and students thereby fulfils its social responsibility. A number of teachers were selected as State resource persons and Nodal Lecturers for College Talk Aids Programmes (CTAP). The continuous interaction with the people in the community around had resulted in a wide range of changes in their life style. The college organizes the field trips to some industries nearby for the benefit of students.

The college has two units of NSS and an NCC Army Wing. Awareness programmes, celebration of important days, special camps are being taken up by NSS units in the adopted villages

Through the community college the college undertakes programmes on women empowerment by adopting many villages for the rural mass thereby enabling at least a few to start small scale industries.

CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURSES
The institution has abundant physical facilities in a non-polluted atmosphere spread across 13 acres of lush green land which is now a land mark to the entire region. Meticulous maintenance of the infrastructure facilities is commendable. It consists of 3 main buildings and one administrative building. With the benevolent involvement of the management of JMJ Society and the benefactors, the College augments the infrastructure to keep pace with academic growth and felt needs and periodically enhances the available facilities with new constructions and necessary additions.

A spacious and well maintained General Library is located at the centre of the campus which enables easy access to all and holds a collection of 37,478 books, 20 journals and 76 periodicals. It has special rooms for all subjects, a Reference Hall and a Reading Hall. Compartmentalizations of Library materials give students easy and quick access to the desired materials. The library is kept open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout the year except a few days. The special care taken for the welfare and convenience of the visually disabled and physically challenged is praiseworthy. The library provides books to students even during the time of Semester End Examinations. A 'Knowledge Lounge' is established in the PG Block to provide access to competitive magazines, journals and news papers for all students.

More than 50% of the College students are housed in four blocks of residence. A full-time nurse and a visiting doctor take care of the inmates. A recreational hall cum study hall with facilities like T.V, News papers, furniture is available in the hostel.

Total area allotted for play ground is 28,800 sq.ft. The Sports and Games facilities are good and Gymnasium has been installed recently with the grant of 2.49 lakhs sanctioned by Youth Affairs, New Delhi. The JMJ Centenary Auditorium with a seating capacity of 2000 has been built in the year 2004 with a cost of 1.7 crore. The College has S.T.D counters, P.C.O and 4 coin boxes. (???)

CRITERION-V : STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The College has on its rolls 1046 UG, 295 PG students. The current academic year strength comes to 1341. As per the information available during the visit 80% of students come form rural areas and 20% from semi urban areas of coastal Andhra, Telangana and Rayalaseema region. The 5 PG programmes introduced in the last five years facilitates the vertical mobility of students. Most of the science students opt for higher studies and the arts students prefer to join B.Ed. programme and the dropt out rate is marginal.

The College provides clear information to students through the prospectus and handbook about various academic programmes offered, the fee structure and departmental activities. The Alumni of the College express their gratitude to the Alma Mater through their contributions to augment the needed facilities in the campus.

A number of welfare activities and support services such as health care, hostels, and student counseling centre, sports fields, gymnasium, rest rooms, placement cell, and grievance redressal cell are available for the students.

Though Government scholarships are given to different categories of students, the Staff and Management also provide financial assistance in the form of full/half fee concessions in the College and in hostels for needy students. The financial assistance provided to the students through voluntary contributions by the faculty is praiseworthy. The scholarships provided by the Government are Rs. 25, 44,361/- for the year 2003-2004 for 624 students and Rs. 25,73,693/- for the year 2004-2005 for 626 students. during Support services like issuing one extra book from library and fee concession are provided to SC and ST students.

Parent-Teacher meetings were conducted periodically in order to facilitate cooperation and coordination to achieve truthful results in the process of education.

Through the UGC sponsored HEPSN programme, counseling, career guidance and skill oriented training is given to the students with special needs. A Career Guidance Cell also functions effectively. The Alumni Association was formed in 2001 and the alumni contribute to the development of the institution through intellectual sharing, donations and sponsorships. Many of the alumni are well placed in various organizations as Teachers, Professors, Principals, Doctors, Engineers, Managers etc.

Members of the staff are trained in personal counseling by the experts in the field and they offer counseling support services to students for their overall development. The complaints and suggestions received from students through the boxes placed in different blocks and the problems of the students are solved through the Grievance Redressal Cell. The unit cost of education excluding / including salary is Rs. 10926/- and Rs. 35,282/- respectively.

Two students have participated at the International, one in the National, 35 at the University and 35 at the State level sports events and won many prizes.

Two NSS units and an NCC unit play a vital role for the personality development of the students through community services and also in moulding the character of young women. A good number of NCC cadets participated in Republic Day Camp and various National Integration Camps. During the last five years six students have participated in the RD Camp in New Delhi. The cadets exhibited Republic Day sakatam depicting 'Women Empowerment' at ANU and won the second prize at the Inter Collegiate level.

CRITERION - VI : ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
JMJ College for Women has a well planned, hierarchic organizational structure, with the functions and powers of functionaries clearly spelt out and accepted. The management has a special concern over the welfare of the non-teaching staff. The practice of celebrating 6th September of each year as the non-teaching staff day in the college is unique. Loans are given to them through the co-operative society. The management has contributed a sum of four lakh rupees as seed money for the purpose.

The management has been very effective and functional over the years; the institution has evolved its own organizational structure and has emerged as a strong minority institution through reasonably good procedures for identifying human-resource recruitment, training and evaluation.

Academic powers are delegated to all departments, heads and committee conveners. The governing body takes decisions regarding fee, infrastructure and faculties. College has introduced the identity cards to staff and students.

The IQAC plays an active role for the enrichment and enhancement of quality in education. The constructive decisions taken by the IQAC has enabled the College to go for Re-accreditation in 2006. The decision of the management to opt for all round development of faculty and students is commendable.

The main sources of income are grants-in-aid from the state government, fees from students, U.G.C. assistance and self-funded programmes.

CRITERION - VII : HEALTHY PRACTICES
JMJ College for Women offers value based holistic education programme in nine modules over a period of 3 years. The college has a full-time counseling centre and placement centre. The centre for social action has contributed extensively to the sensitization of students to issues prevailing in rural areas. The AICUF aims at helping the members to grow, in the fullness of Christ and to develop as potential leaders.

The College provides financial assistance to needy and underprivileged students and provides many opportunities for their personality development and thus fulfils its main objective of the upliftment of rural girls.

The 'ward-teacher' system enables close monitoring of the progress of students. Orientation and motivation programmes are held at the beginning of the academic year for the faculty and students.

The students under the guidance of teachers are guided through quality work in their studies, projects, seminars and co-curricular programmes. Teachers maintain work diaries which enable periodic assessment of lesson plan and ensures quality of teaching and accountability. Student's feedback on teachers is conveyed to the teachers. Grievance Redressal Cell, Career Guidance Cell and Placement Cell takes care of the present and future needs of the students.

Imparting value education as a part and parcel of the regular curriculum enriches the overall development of the students and enables the students to face the challenges in life. More than 50% of the students are housed in halls of residence and health care facilities are provided.

Each day of work begins with prayer and with a helpful 'thought for the day'. Through IQAC, the strengths and weaknesses are identified and remedial measures taken.
Environmental awareness is created in the minds of the public through the Eco-club. The Clean and Green Committee enables the students to keep the campus clean and green.

The institution promotes social responsibilities and citizenship roles among the students through the community and extension programmes.

As a loving act of kindness, one day basic salary of teaching and non-teaching members of the staff is given to the T.B. Sanitorium at Sattenapalli. Staff and students contribute liberally to Old Age Home run by Sisters of the Poor.

SECTION III : OVERALL ANALYSIS
On the basis of the RAR, Profile of the college, visit to the college and the interaction with Management, Principal, Staff and Students of the past and present and other stakeholders, the Peer Team is pleased to make the following commendations:

It is observed that there are significant improvements in all aspects starting from curricular aspects to healthy practices followed in the college.

Vision and Mission statements are clearly spelt out in the transactional form.
Social commitment of the college is commendable.

College has introduced 3 UG and 5 PG courses after the first accreditation in 1999 for vertical mobility of the students job oriented PG courses and add on courses are introduced.

Has a well developed feed back mechanism for smooth functioning of the college.

Responsibilities are shared and decentralized.

Use varied techniques in teaching and evaluation.

Obtained autonomous status and prepared new curriculum.

Many members of the Staff have registered for Ph.D. and M.Phil.

New infrastructure facilities have been created.

Good supportive services are provided to the students and the staff.

Alumni Association has been formerly started and officially registered functioning in the college since 2001.

Organisational structure seems to be sound and conducive

IQAC is functioning from 2004 and meetings are held regularly.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
The Peer Team suggests the following for further improvement.

A language lab could be established to enrich the language learning and teaching. Spoken English classes could be organized.

A few more PG programmes could be introduced. The college can explore the possibility of offering of job oriented programmes like hotel management.

Internship may be introduced in all the departments as an integral part of the curriculum.

UGC model curriculum could be referred by various boards of studies while restructuring their curriculum.

The College may go in for the implementation of choice based credit system.

Commerce Department. may introduce PE I and PEII for its students.

Going in for central evaluation of SEE papers be explored.

Qualified staff may be appointed to teach the subjects.

Teachers have to qualify further with M. Phil and Ph.D degrees and take up action research.

The college may think of applying to various funding agencies such as UGC,DST, DBT, ICHR etc., to get financial assistance.

Fire extinguishers be provided in all the important places in the campus.

Attention may be paid for improving the quality of staff and the laboratory facilities in the Micro-biology and Biotechnology programmes.

It is suggested to introduce earn while you learn scheme.

The management could think of appointing a teacher exclusively for fine arts.

Campus interviews be organized for various programmes offered in the college.

The IQAC with the help of computer centre could take up the responsibility of updating the website of the College.

Academic audit could be carried out periodically.

The Peer Team would like to thank the principal, faculty, students, management, parents, supporting staff, alumni, Co-ordinator and members of the Steering Committee for the co-operation extended during its visit to the College. The Peer Team wishes the institution a bright future.

Dr. G. Pankajam
Chairperson

Dr. Yashwant Khilare
Member

Dr. M. Marcus Diepen Boominathan
Member

Dr. Sr. Rosalina
Principal
JMJ College For Women
Tenali, Dist. Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

Date : 23-08-2006

Place: Tenali

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