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Government City College, Hyderabad (Secundrabad), Andhra Pradesh
Government City College, Hyderabad (Secundrabad), Andhra Pradesh
Address:21-1-1/6, Near High Court, Bhawani Nagar, Jubilee H.O
Andhra Pradesh, India
Government City College, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Government City College, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 1924.
Government City College, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh is situated in Hyderabad (Secundrabad) of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Government City College, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh is 040-24526804.
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Government City College is affiliated with Osmania University, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)
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NAAC report of Government City CollegeSection 1: Preface
Government City College, architecturally magnificent and imposing was established in 1919 by the well known 'Modern Architect of Hyderabad', the seventh Nizam of erstwhile Hyderabad State. It is affiliated to Osmania University, Hyderabad and the campus is spread over an area of 16 acres by the side of river Moosi. The college offers three under-graduate programmes, namely B.Sc; B.A., and B.Com. It was upgraded as a Post-graduate centre in 2001 with the introduction of M.Sc Biotechnology, and in 2003 M.Sc Mathematics. Student enrolment is 2,003, 1,568 in UG and 60 in PG. The manpower of the college consists of 83 teachers and 50 non-teaching staff. The college follows annual System at the UG level and Semester system in P.G. It is owned and funded by the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, and the unit cost of education is Rs. 13,665.
The Institution has a central library which possesses many rare books, central Internet facility, Central Computing facility, and general sports facilities, with a good cricket/football stadium. The college also has the facilities of Health Centre, grievances redressal cell, career guidance cell, Open University centre, auditorium and Seminar Hall.
Government City College, Hyderabad volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and conducted the preliminary self-study. The Self-study Report (SSR) was submitted to NAAC by the institution. A peer team was constituted by NAAC to visit the institution and validate the SSR. The peer team consisting of Prof. K. Chidananda Gowda, Vice-Chancellor (VC), Kuvempu University, Karnataka as Chairman, Prof. K.G. Narayana Pillai, Dean College Development Council, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala and Prof.S.V. Chindhade, Principal, MU College of Commerce, Pimpri, Pune as members visited the institution during February 14-15, 2004. Dr. M.S. Shyamasundar, Deputy Adviser effectively functioned as the coordinating Officer from NAAC.
The peer team carefully perused and analyzed the SSR submitted by the institution. During the institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments and the facilities and interacted with various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were visited. The peer team also interacted at length with the Head of the institution, faculty, administrative and technical staff, students, parents and alumni of the institution. Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind the seven criteria identified by NAAC, the peer team has taken a value judgment. The assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are given in the following pages.
Section 2: Criterion -wise Analysis
Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects
Government City College, Hyderabad, is affiliated to the Osmania University. It is a multifaculty college which offers a wide range of courses, 22 UG and 2 PG programmes. In addition, the college also offers a few certificate, market-friendly, vocational courses. As an affiliated institution, it follows the syllabi prescribed by the University. The courses offered are under Arts and Humanities, Science and Commerce faculties. The syllabi incorporate multi-disciplinary components and allow certain amount of flexibility in vertical and horizontal dimensions. All UG programmes follow annual examinations system and PG semester pattern. Some of the courses recently introduced by the institution such as Computer Science, Industrial microbiology, Biotechnology, Tourism and Travel Management etc.. are keeping in view of the interest of the younger generations in terms of new job opportunities and globalization. These diversified programmes are compatible and in conformity with the goals and objectives of the institution. The college has the objectives of multi-dimensional development of students such as academic, skill, artistic and morals.
The college is primarily men's college, however, girls are also admitted to PG courses and recently introduced vocational and reoriented courses. Unit cost is Rs. 12665 and Rs. 1239 excluding salary, this year. The college has 1,635 students ( boys 1,604 and girls 31)of which 70% hail from backward and SC/ST categories. About 40% are SC/ST students. The timing of the classes is from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and it works six days a week. There are 56 permanent and 16 temporary/guest lecturers in the faculty. In the discussion with the principal and higher officials it is reported that the college has already applied for more interdisciplinary skill oriented courses such as M.Com, PG Chemistry, English, Clinical biochemistry, B.A.Ed, B.Sc Ed etc. The syllabi are unitized.
The teachers are always available to assist the students. However, the college may consider to conduct a post - admission test to identify the quality of newly admitted students, so that remedial coaching for slow learners and special programmes for advanced learners can be designed more effectively. The students are satisfied with the performance of the teachers and they are always extending a helping hand in their academic and co-curricular persuits. Value - based education may find a place in the curriculum. Steps may be taken to give computer and internet knowledge to all students by which they will be given a passport to the new world of communication.
It is a pleasure to note that the college has completed the formalities of getting autonomy, in the recent past. In such a situation the college gets freedom in designing more student friendly courses and advanced syllabi and curriculum.
There are 10 faculty members representing the Board of Studies. They are involved in designing and redesigning the curricula at the University level. The institution collects structured feedback from students once and used it to assess the efficiency and acceptability of the programmes. The Team opines that it has to be made a regular programme and to be extended to all stake holders such as parents, employers and even alumni.
The college may take special attention to motivating the faculty to tap the funding of UGC and other private and public agencies in academic programmes such as add-on -courses, seminar/symposia/minor and major projects/travel grants etc.
Criterion II: Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
Admissions are made through simple method based on academic record and interview observing norms of reservation of the Government and University. Almost all students come from the State except for a small number belong to other States. Transparency is observed in admissions. As such there is no special mechanism to assess the intellectual level of the students after admission, except conventional technique of question-answer and tests in the classes. The Peer Team suggests a post-entrance diagnostic test to assess the intellectual capability of the new students so as to design programmes according to their knowledge level. The college has a tutorial system by which 20 students are allotted to a faculty member who monitors the over-all performance of the students. This is working well.
Lecture and black - board methods are the main form of teaching. Department-wise meetings are held to assign the teaching work, and they design their teaching plan which is made available to the students at the beginning of the year. Lecture method is supplemented by seminar, projects, discussions, field studies, visits, assignments etc. progress of the students is monitored through periodic institutional assignments. Peer Team appreciates the efforts made by the college in stepping up the working days to 210 and the working days of the library to 220. The college has facilities of a reprographic unit in the library, and 2 LCD, Internet, 10 OHP, some CD-ROM are being used as teaching aids. Certain computer packages have been developed by certain departments. The Team suggests that the college take steps to establish a centralized facility to prepare more teaching aids by utilizing the electronic facilities available in the institution.
Periodic tests and terminal examinations are conducted in the college to assess the progress of the students. The results have to be intimated to the parents regularly. Internal evaluation marks are not included in the University mark sheets.
Teachers are attending orientation and refresher courses as part of their career advancements. It is to be noted that most of the teachers attend such courses in Universities within the state only. Team feels that faculty may be motivated to attend such courses in other Universities also. This may facilitate the teachers to understand the academic progress of other Universities. Only a few teachers have so far participated in conferences/seminars/workshops. Moreover, only a few departments organized seminars. At the same time Peer Team congratulates the departments which have organized refresher courses for the teachers of degree colleges utilizing the assistance from the state education department. Some teachers have worked as resource persons in the refresher courses.
Teachers submit self - appraisal in UGC format, which is monitored by the principal and collegiate education department. Evaluation report prepared by the students on teachers' performance is assessed by the principal and the results are discussed with individual teachers. Peer Team suggests that student evaluation be made a regular practice. It is gratifying to note that extension lectures are arranged by all departments. Utilizing the services of experts from nearby institutions. Nineteen extension lectures were arranged during 2002-03.
Two teachers utilized the Faculty Improvement programme of UGC in the IX plan period. Arrangements may be made to monitor UGC website regularly to download schemes and submit proposals for funding under various schemes. Add-on courses are to be introduced to supplement the skill knowledge and employability of the UG programmes.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Research culture has to be strengthened in the college. Being a degree college the main thrust is now given only to teaching and extension. The expertise of the faculty and extensive facilities in the Universities and National Institutes of the city have to be tapped in cultivating a research culture in the college. The degree students are given projects as part of the curriculum. Teacher - guides may take steps to edit and publicize the observations. Institution - Industry linkage also help in devising good projects. Local problems may also may be given thrust, when identifying research projects. Higher education institutions can sustain only with research projects. Multidisciplinary and inter-disciplinary projects may be taken up by different departments. At present there is only one on-going minor project. Teachers may be motivated to actively associate with national level professional research organizations. There are 20 publications in 2001-2003 and 23 books by faculty. This has to be enhanced. A title co-authored by a teacher is prescribed as text book by all universities in Andhra Pradesh.
Formal consultancy has to pick up in the college. Some teachers are doing consultancy in an informal way as service. The college authorities may consider the constitution of an inter-disciplinary consultancy group with the involvement of the faculty members of different departments. They may be able to guide local NGOs and local bodies in preparing good developmental projects to be submitted to national funding agencies. They can also undertake monitoring, evaluation and performance audit of state level projects implemented.
Extension activities undertaken by the college are impressive. It is mainly entrusted to NCC and NSS units. There are two NSS units with 200 students. The NSS units are actively involved in water conservation, green and clean programmes, AIDS awareness, Health and Hygiene, all Janmabhoomi activities, Blood donation, Literacy Campaign etc. It is heartening to note that 136 students have donated blood in one camp in January 2004. NCC is also very active in the college. There is one infantry unit with 200 cadets. 20 cadets participatied in the Afro-Asian games 2003 as Volunteers. They are also actively participating in Pulse Polio pgrammes, National Integration activities etc. The Peer Team feels that all the teaching departments may also involve in organizing extension and out-reach activities using their expertise in the city and villages.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has a spacious campus of sixteen acres with lawns, garden, playground, vehicle stand, all properly maintained. The college building is very imposing, spacious and beautiful. It is a 'heritage building'. There are seventy-eight rooms with well equipped laboratories (totally 19), classrooms, teachers' rooms, NSS and NCC rooms, a sports room with a gym, toilet blocks, office Principal's chamber with anterooms, one A.V. Hall, a Library and a reading hall. The infrastructure is well-maintained with the help of internal committees of teachers as well as through services hired from professional agencies. The total campus is clean and neat, thanks to the programme 'Clean and Green' which is an activity involving all teachers and students every third Saturday.
The Library has a rich collection of over 64,225 books with rare volumes, reference works, dictionaries and seventy-four journals. Ten newspapers are also available. Purchases are made mainly through government budgetary allocations. Facilities like reprography, Internet both for teachers and students, Reading Hall, Book Bank, four computers are available. Suggestion boxes are also kept for students. Learning material is made available free of cost to the students who are disadvantaged and belonging to the backward categories. First aid medical help and a doctor are made available in case of a need. The staff can avail of medical fees reimbursement facility upto Rs. 1 lakh. All the laboratories are very well equipped with rare specimens of species properly preserved. The cleanliness is good and furniture is available in an adequate manner. The Auditorium has a seating capacity of eight hundred with public address system. There are ten OHP and two LCD projectors and they are used by both the teachers and students. The Physical Education Director holds a Ph.D., in his subject and specializes in Kabbadi. Other games like cricket, basketball, table tennis, carom are also played popularly. Optimal use of the infrastructure is made by allowing external educational agency to make use of them, like the Dr Ambedkar Open University which as a contact centre in the City College. A canteen with concessional rates is available on the campus. There is a well-equipped computer lab also with eighty computers and internet facility. The Biotechnology provides blood analysis service.
Since the college has a good computer lab and a regular, trained staff, it is advisable to extend the service to all staff and students to help them to become computer literate.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
Having got a standing of well over seventy five years, the college naturally has a galaxy of prominent Alumni working in practically all big and small fields of activities, such as politics, education, administration, engineering, medicine, sports etc. Test cricketers, Olympic champions, Arjun Awardees belong to the Alumni. Three ex-Chief Ministers of the state have been the Alumni of the college.
Various financial aids in the form of Merit, Sports scholarships, BC, EBC freeships, Minority scholarships are available to the students. There is a placement cell with a placement officer as an additional charge. Career guidance, help and counselling are also available. The college publishes a prospectus every year, which includes all basic information about the working and procedures followed in the college. A college calendar is also published every year. There is a Grievance Redressal Cell for students and Suggestion Box is placed near the Principal's office. The Principal monitors the activity and facilitates solutions to problems, if any. The results in the science faculty are above 90%, and in some subjects even 100% percent which speaks for competent academic counselling. A practising psychologist is made available for counselling.
Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The college has properly structurised its day-to-day working through various committees. There are as many as forty-four committees for internal routine activities. There is also a CPDC, Staff Council, Academic co-ordination, Administrative Office etc which look into policy matters and decision making.
The Principal, the Administrative Officer and the Office Superintendent monitor the work efficiency as well as the various welfare schemes of the non-teaching staff. Professional advancement programmes are also organised for the non-teaching staff. Different loan facilities and welfare schemes are available to the staff.
The Academic Calendar contains the 'Students' Charter' containing information on the various services provided to the students. There is a GR Cell also. This being a government college, the main funding comes from the State Government. The staff recruitment is also through government channels, though the Principal is empowered to make ad hoc contractual appointment for a smooth conduct of the teaching activity.
The college deputes the teaching and non-teaching staff for attending Refreshers, Seminars, Workshops. Several teachers have presented papers in seminars and have published work at their credit.
Major purchases are made through a Purchase Committee.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The college has adopted various systematic mechanisms for internal quality checks with reference to academic, administrative and financial issues. The routine day-today activities are delegated through a large number of committees and the decision making is democratic.
Linkages are formed with a few industries and libraries and the students are exposed to field experience and information sources. Several co-curricular activities give a wider exposure to students for developing talent as well as for social services. Community orientation is achieved mainly through NCC and NSS (two units of 100 each) by organising camps, field visits and through tie-ups with GOs and NGOs.
All the three faculties have adopted an interdisciplinary approach which gives an all-round development to the personality of the learners. This also enhances their employability. The Tourism and Tourism Management course is a good addition in this respect. There are also several self-financing courses, which have introduced a good deal of autonomy for academic activity in the governmental framework.
The infrastructure is utilized for resource generation by allowing outside agencies to make use of it.
There is a high degree of involvement on the part of the teachers who regularly attend various Refreshers, seminar, Orientations outside and also present papers. Some departments have introduced remedial and bridge courses for upgrading the weaker students. As a result, the annual results in the science faculty are very high in percentage.
The college has been recommended by the affiliating university for receiving aid as a college with potential for excellence. The college is set for acquiring an Autonomous status.
Section 3: Overall Analysis
The Government City College, Hyderabad, is one of the premier educational institution with a proud history of over seventy-five years. The college is housed in a building, which is recognised as a heritage monument in the state. Such a long standing has given obvious advantages to the college with reference to academic, co-curricular and cultural achievement. Over the years the college has grown into a multi-faculty educational institution with several self-financing courses, innovative programmes, social engagements and outreach affiliations. The history of the college is marked with very high-profile alumni in various walks of life. The daily working is systematic, punctual and sincere. There is a strong desire on the part of all the stakeholders to turn the college into a centre of excellence and into an Autonomous institution.
The Peer Team observes a number of special/unique features of this college approach to quality assurance and standards and wish to appreciate. Also, the Peer Team would like to bring to the attention of the college certain concerns for its consideration.
The Peer Team would like to commend the college for the following aspects:
Effective leadership of the Principal, commitment and good human relationship of staff with students and parents resulting in efficient team work for overall development of the college.
Strict discipline maintained in the college.
Effective planning and co-ordination.
Mechanisms of solving grievances of students, teaching and non-teaching staff.
Effective improvements in teaching, learning and evaluation methods
Adequacy, maintenance and planning of infrastructure.
Keeping in view of the affiliated nature of the college Peer Team would like to suggest the following points to the college for consideration and practice:
Considering the needs of the techno-friendly society of tomorrow and the conducive ambience of Hyderabad as a 'cyber-city' the college may make 'computer literacy' a compulsory value-addition for all staff and students. This is easily possible through the well-equipped computer lab of the college itself.
It is felt that the association of the Alumni with academic as well as sports activities of the college will go a long way to enhance the quality of the inputs.
Various departments and their teachers are active in research work and keep publishing papers, articles. The college may undertake to publish books/booklets of such departmental research inputs.
The teachers may take a greater interest in attending refresher and orientations out of the state as this will expose them to different ambience, innovative ideas and healthy practices followed in other institutions on the national level.
There are only two PG courses available. Greater vertical mobility could be made available in the departments where 3-4 Ph. D. teachers are available.
Efforts need to be made in oraganising seminars / workshops / symposia at state/international levels.
The college may publish regularly the Magazine / Miscellany, properly printed and containing articles, poems, etc., written mainly by students in all available languages in order to encourage the creative instinct.
Computerization of Administration and Evaluation may be further strengthened.
The library may acquire Journals through electronic media availing the facilities of UGC and other agencies.
Motivate the staff to continue research work after their Ph.D and encourage them to submit research projects to different grant giving agencies.
Research and consultancy by the teaching staff may be encouraged by giving suitable incentives.
Departments may be encouraged to set up subjects society with the object to organise weekly seminars, special lectures, conferences and so on.
More professional development programs for faculty and staff
In order to overcome mental worries, to improve mental concentration, to expand mental horizons, to nurture emotional intelligence, and to increase happiness, facilities for Yoga and Meditation are to be planned for the benefit of students and staff.
Provide more career guidance through the career guidance cell, considering the rural background of the students
The Peer Team wishes great success to the students, the teachers and the institution in their efforts to achieve excellence and success.
Date: February 15, 2004
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