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Indira Priyadarshini Government Degree College for Women Nampally, Hyderabad (Secundrabad), Andhra Pradesh
Indira Priyadarshini Government Degree College for Women Nampally, Hyderabad (Secundrabad), Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh, India
Indira Priyadarshini Government Degree College for Women Nampally, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Indira Priyadarshini Government Degree College for Women Nampally, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 1981.
Indira Priyadarshini Government Degree College for Women Nampally, 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.
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History, Economics, Public Administration
History, Economics, Computer Applications
History, Economics, Public Administration
Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry
Indira Priyadarshini Government Degree College for Women Nampally, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
Indira Priyadarshini Government Degree College for Women Nampally is affiliated with Osmania University, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)
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NAAC report of Indira Priyadarshini Government Degree College for Women NampallySection 1: Preface
Indira Priyadarshini Government Degree College for Women, affiliated to Osmania University, is located in the Hyderabad IT city near Nampally Rail Way station. The college was established in 1981, in an 11 acre campus donated by the princess of the Nizam family. At present the campus shares a number of educational institutions from LKG to PG and administrative offices. This is a pioneering institution in the area catering to the higher education needs of the 1st generation students of the lower class Muslim community and also SC and ST and backward class girls.
The vision of the college is depicted in the motto 'Thamasoma Jyothirgamaya' which means 'ignorance to knowledge'- to empower the girls with knowledge, skill and communication ability to make them morally strong and committed citizens of the country. The institution had a humble beginning in an old building with a few teachers and about 300 girls. Now it has developed into an institution with sufficient infrastructure, market friendly vocational courses and about 1700 students. During the existence of about 25 years it has carried out the responsibility of providing higher education and empowerment to a number of girls from the lower socio-economic strata of the society.
The college has UG programmes in Arts, Science and Commerce faculties and one PG course in Economics (Urdu medium). Considering the multilingual nature of the locality the courses are taught in three languages, Telugu, Urdu and English. Self development, Community orientation, value education and national perspectives have been given thrust by extension and out-reach activities through NSS, YRC, Janmabhoomi, various clubs and associations.
Total strength of students in degree classes is 1617 UG, 32 in PG. About 95% of the students are coming from backward communities (SC 14%, ST 7.5%, BC 25%, The college has 26 permanent 12 temporary teachers and 5 part-time of which 4 belong to SC/ST category,6BC and 16 OC. There are 19 non-teaching staff (13 administrative and 6 technical) of which one is SC/ST and 04 BC.
Five teachers possess Ph. D and 7 M.Phil degrees. Two teachers are doing research leading to Ph. D and 4 M.Phil on part-time basis. The pass percentage is satisfactory, which ranges from 69% to 100%. The drop out rate is low at UG level, and high at PG level on account of students joining professional courses. The college works from 10.am to 4.pm. The institution works for 213 days in a year with 183 teaching days. The college has been recognized by UGC and included under 2f and 12B list in 1991. Unit cost of education with salary component is Rs.6697/- and with out it is Rs.1009/-.
The college volunteered to be assessed by the NAAC, Bangalore and submitted the Self Study Report (SSR) in 2006. The NAAC constituted a Peer Team comprising Prof. (Mrs) G. Pankajam, Former Vice-Chancellor, Gandhigram Rural University, as Chairperson; Dr. Jesuina, former principal, Mount carmel College, Bangalore as member-Coordinator and Prof. K. G. Narayana Pillai, Former Director, College Development Council, Mahatma Gandhi University as Member. The Team visited the institution on 1st , 2nd and 3rd March, 2007. Shri. B. S. Ponmudiraj, Assistant Advisor, NAAC, ably facilitated the visit.
The Peer Team carefully studied and analysed the SSR submitted by the college. During the institutional visit it went through all relevant documents, visited all the departments and the facilities and interacted with the stakeholders such as the principal, faculty, staff, management, students, parents and alumni. The academic, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities and activities of the institution were examined. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the Seven Criteria identified by the NAAC, the Peer Team assessed the college for quality of education offered there. The assessment report of the institution, the commendable features as well as the issues of concern are presented in the following pages.
Section 2: Criterion-Wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The mission of the college is reflected in the motto 'Thamsoma Jyothirgamaya' (Ignorance to knowledge) and it has set a goal for itself to realize this mission in the knowledge, skill and overall personality development of the students. The mission and the vision of the college is depicted and made known to the stakeholders through the prospectus, hand book and display boards. As the college is an affiliated institution under the academic governance of the Osmania University and the administrative control of the State Government, it has limitations to start new courses, frame syllabi and curriculum and give flexibility as they desire. The college strictly follows the syllabi, curriculum and scheme of examination of the University. Teachers serve as members of the Boards of Studies (BOS), Academic Council, Senate and Syndicate. They make suggestions to the university at the time of framing the syllabi. The syllabi of most of the courses were revised during 2005-07. Non-core subjects like Indian heritage and culture, Science and Civilization and Environment are incorporated in the syllabi as compulsory subjects.
The college is offering UG programmes in BA, B.Sc and B. Com. and one PG course in Economics. In addition, there are 9 certificate courses offered. The BA and B.Sc courses are with three subject combinations of equal importance. Totally 18 subjects are taught in 6 programme options. So, the college offers a wide range of programmes, of which a few are added recently, considering the employment and market demands. The courses offered in the college are:
BA, History, Economics and Political Science - Telugu, Urdu and English media.
B.Sc - Microbiology, Chemistry and Biochemistry (self-financed, English medium)
B.Com - (Vocational, self-financed - English medium)
Specialization: Tax Procedure and Practice- English medium
B.Com - (Regular- Telugu, Urdu and English media)
B.Com - (with computer application, self-financed)
M.A.—Economics (Urdu medium, self-financed)
In addition, the college is offering nine certificate courses, under self-financing mode. The certificate courses offered are Computer application, Personality development, Spoken English, Medical Lab Technology, Beautician's course, Office management, Salesmanship and Cottage industry. About 210 students are benefited by these courses. The syllabi of all these courses are developed by the college faculty. This helps the students to face the global challenges in quality dimensions. The post graduate course in Economics was started in 2001 under self financing scheme. In the conventional programmes the skill component is about 30% and in vocational courses like Biochemistry, Microbiology, B.Com computer application and vocational, it is about 75%. The conventional courses provide the opportunity of higher education to the down trodden masses of the locality including the Muslim women, in addition to equip them to get employment in teaching and other service sectors. Multidisciplinary components are also incorporated in many subjects and subject combinations. These subjects have social relevance, career orientation and value aspects.
As per the University norms the college follows annualized examination system for UG and semester scheme for PG.
Though total flexibility is not available, college tries its best in value addition to the existing courses through moral and spiritual classes, effective remedial coaching, bridge courses, a functional tutorial system, hands-on-training in a few courses, linkage with distance education, etc.
Feed back from alumni, parents, academic peers and potential employers are collected and processed for improvement in curriculum construction, teaching and evaluation system.
Academic cell under Academic Guidance Officer (AGO) in higher education department gives training to staff and students on latest administrative techniques, automation of library and TQM. Bridge course in English is provided to students coming from Telugu and Urdu media.
Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Most of the students are from disadvantaged sections like SC/ST, backward and low income Muslim community. Admission to various programmes is done in accordance with the rules and regulations of the University and State Government. As such there is no entrance test for admission. Skill and knowledge are assessed from previous academic records. Admission is based on marks obtained in the qualifying examinations. Cut off marks for admission is 36%. Reservation quota is allotted for SC (14%), ST (7.5%), BC (25%), Physically challenged (3%), Sports personnel (3%), NCC cadets (1%), etc. Admission rules are made to known to stakeholders through prospectus, hand book and notice board. The ratio of application registered and seats available is 1:3.
Chalk and talk method is the main form of teaching. It is supplemented with participatory methods such as seminar, group discussion, role plays, question-answer, peer teaching, etc. Over head projector, LCD, CD players, TV, etc. are used to make the class illustrative and interesting. Special classes are arranged to train students to prepare and use new pedagogic techniques and tools. A few departments prepare wall magazines, news clippings, models, etc. with an aim of improving the talents, creativity and participation of students in teaching and learning. MANA tele lessons introduced by the Government of AP is also made use of. The college works for 213 days, of which teaching days are 183. It is glad to note that all the 43 posts sanctioned are filled with either permanent or temporary teachers. Five teachers are having Ph. D and 7 have M. Phil degrees. Teacher student ratio is 1:43. Permanent teachers are selected by AP PSC and temporary by CPDC observing existing rules. College arranges seminars and workshops almost regularly. Twenty one peer/endowment/invited lectures were arranged in the college during the last year. Five teachers have attended refresher and orientation courses during the X plan period. Student's performance is assessed by unit tests, half yearly and pre-final examinations conducted by the college. Annual examinations are arranged by the University. Model examinations conducted by the college are helpful to students for better performance in the final examinations. Double evaluation and internal evaluation systems are followed at PG level. Continuous evaluation and internal assessment are practiced, however, it is not consider for final grading.
Every department prepares teaching plan and is displayed in the notice board. A few departments have produced manuscript magazines. All departments documented their achievements and activities, which need special mention.
Formal way of assessing the skills, talents and knowledge of students are not practiced. Students are classified on the basis of their previous marks, performance in the classes, question-answer, etc. Slow learners are given remedial coaching.
Performance of students in University examination is good. The percentage of pass is between 69 and 100 with a few ranks. Drop out rate is low (7% for UG). Meritorious students are felicitated in annual day celebrations and are given medals and prizes.
Eleven teachers bagged teaching awards from Government and other reputed organizations within the State.
Teachers submit self appraisal report annually, which is assessed by the principal and DCE. Students also assess teachers in structured formats. This is analyzed and used for improvements through dialogue by the principal.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Being a degree college main thrust is given for teaching and learning. However, research aptitude of teachers and students is encouraged. The college has got four minor research projects (MRP) from UGC during X plan period with a financial out lay of Rs.2,40,000/- Out of the 25 permanent teachers 5 are with Ph. D and 8 with M. Phil degrees. Two teachers pursue research leading to Ph. D and four for M. Phil. on part-time-basis. About 20% teachers are involved in research and research projects. Students are also doing projects out side the purview of their curriculum. The college organized one international, 5 national and 4 regional seminars/conferences with funding from UGC and the college.
There are 4 publications in refereed journals, 5 in local magazines and one abstract in the credit of the faculty. There are 3 books published by two teachers in the department of Telugu.
The college is strong in extension activities, trying to fulfil the needs and aspirations of the community and enriching the learning experience of the students. There are three units of NSS with 150 volunteers each. They are involved in awareness creation in the area of environmental sanitation, pollution abatement, AIDS, drugs abuse, and action programmes on health, traffic control, tree plantation, blood donation, road construction, adult education, etc. Training programmes in the manufacture of candle, agar-bathi, Vaseline, lotion, phenol, washing powder are also imparted. Programmes in association with NGOs such as Rotary club, Red Ribbon, Janmabhoomi, Lions club and MV Foundation and GOs such as Forest department, Health department, nearby schools and colleges are also arranged. Women Empowerment Cell arranges extension lectures in the area of women - related legal issues, female foeticide, dowry problem, women rights, etc.
Within the available resources the faculty has started paid consultancy in a humble way. Commerce department has earned Rs.1500/- in tax consultancy. Departments of Telugu, English, Computer science, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Microbiology are extending free consultancy. About six teachers are at present involved in consultancy practices.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college is located in the heart of the city in a composite 11 acre campus, near the Nampally Rail way station. Various Government educational institutions from LKG to PG courses, the office of the Commissioner of Collegiate Education, Board of Intermediate Education, etc. are located in the same campus. Out of the 11 acres, 5 acre land is set apart solely for the college. The land was donated by the princes of the Nizam family, to establish the educational institutions.
The present 3 storeyed main building was constructed with an aid of Rs.95 lakh from the MPLADS fund allotted by the local MP. The building was inaugurated in 1997, till then the college was accommodated in an old building. Through these years the college has grown from the original 300 students to the present strength of 1700 students. The college has 30 class rooms, 6 well equipped laboratories, principal's room, 9 staff rooms, office, girls and teachers retiring rooms, sports rooms, sufficient number of toilets, canteen, IGNOU extension center, etc. Sports facilities are good. There is a provision for indoor games. There is a common ground with facility for playing shuttle, tenni koit, khabadi, volley ball, etc. A home - gym with in the college attracts the students during their free time.
There is a central computer center with 4 A/C laboratories. It has 80 computers with LAN, 2 printers and one scanner. Laboratories are connected with internet facility. In addition, there are 7 computers and accessories distributed in the office, library principal's room, commerce and Biochemistry departments. The computer center is accessible to teachers and students.
The library is accommodated in a well furnished hall having a plinth area of 110 sq. mts. This includes a reading space for about 75 students and a reference section. Library has 13,246 books in 5,620 titles. There are 16 Indian journals, 20 magazines and 11 news papers (3 English, 5 Telugu and 2.Urdu) (one Urdu) subscribed. There is a book bank with 447 titles mainly for serving SC/ST students. Library is having sufficient furniture, computer and a Xerox machine.
Library follows closed access system. It is partially computerized with INFLIBNET SOUL soft ware. 18% of the annual budget is utilized to meet library expenses. Ratio of books and students is 1:30. Library is having a qualified librarian and 3 supporting staff.
There is no separate hostel for the college. But social welfare hostel located near by accommodates the students from the college. At present a few students are staying in this hostel. There is a health centre with first aid facility. Two doctors visit the college once in a week. Annual health check up is also done by these doctors.
There is a canteen in the campus which is out sourced. Students are given good food at nominal cost.
Students utilize public transport system, which is convenient. The campus is accessible from all regions by bus and rail. Students are given fare concession passes.
The infrastructure is optimally utilized. The facility is given for conducting UPSC/PSC/Staff Selection Board Examinations, Open School Practical Examination in computer etc. Space for IGNOU is also allotted.
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 in and around Hyderabad city. About 95% of the students belong to poor and under privileged sections of the society. The college authorities consider student support and progression are two important aspects in the holistic development of the students. Considering the multilingual nature of the locality, education is given in three media, English, Urdu and Telugu. Though the students admitted are of average and below average ability appreciable progression is visible in the out put level. Pass percentage is between 65% to 100%. The remedial and bridge courses offered help the students to achieve a higher level of progression.
The college publishes an updated prospectus and hand book every year. This contains admission rules, programmes available, code of conduct, fee regulations, financial aids, etc. which is accessible to the students at the beginning of the year itself. Admission is on the basis of merit and reservation of the government and university. About 70% students are getting scholarships/fellowships/freeships of one agency or other. There is a college magazine published annually, which give the students to publish their literary works.
An alumni association was formed in 2003 and registered in 2006. It is actively participating in the development of the college. Recently they donated an Aquaguard to the college for the benefit of students.
Women Empowerment Cell arranges soft skill development trainings like doll making, fabric painting, embroidery, vegetable carving etc. They also involve in arranging extension lectures on contemporary issues and empowerment programmes. About 30% students are enrolled in the NSS. The faculty and NSS volunteers actively involve in extension activities in the surrounding areas. College arranges lectures on value education, periodically.
A grievance redressal cell and a placement cell are working in the college. In addition to solving the individual problems and collective issues, the grievance redressal cell also arranges extension lectures on issues like sexual harassment, women related legal issues, human rights and women, etc. utilizing the service of advocates, doctors.
Criterion VI: Organization and Management
This being a Government college, administration is performed as per the Government system. The Commissioner/Director of Collegiate Education (DCE) and Joint Director are the controlling officers of all Government colleges. Principal is the administrative head of the college. The college functions with the help of a statutory College Planning and Development Cell (CPDC), staff council, student union committee and about 29 other committees. PTA and an alumni association are also working in the college. They also register their opinion about the working of the college. The management structure leading to participatory decisions involving various sections of the academic and administrative community and society seems to have helped to maintain sustained peace in the campus. Staff Council and CPDC regularly meet and take decisions in a democratic way. Meetings of the teaching and non-teaching staff are held periodically by the principal to discuss larger issues and decision making.
Selection of teachers is done by the APPSC and Commissioner/DCE appoints them according to requirements observing rules. They are transferable to other colleges. Surplus staff from aided colleges are redeployed to government colleges. Temporary teachers are appointed by CPDC on ad-hoc basis.
Non-teaching staff are appointed by the Jt. Director of Collegiate education observing rules. Promotion is advised by DPC from feeder categories. Teacher non-teacher ratio is 1.4 :1 Senior Assistant is the administrative head of the office. Staff are trained in computer, spoken English TOM and HRD by DCE and private agencies.
Teachers submit self appraisal format of UGC duly filled annually which is monitored by the principal, Jt. Director and DCE. Self appraisal scheme of the state government is also in practice. Peer evaluation, assessment by on-going and out-going students are also in practice.
The fee structure is decided by the State Government. It is to be noted that there is no fee hike during the last 15 years. Internal auditing of accounts is done by CPDC. Purchases are monitored by central purchasing committee. External audit is performed by DCE and Accountant General. Accounts have been audited up to 2004 and queries have been attended to.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The college has incorporated a number of healthy practices aiming at the holistic development of the students. Some of the notable ones are:
Cordial relationship that exists in the campus between the community and other institutions in the campus
Constitution of CPDC and several (33) committees with the participation of teachers aiming at the democratic and participatory functioning of the college
Implementation of TQM
Thrust given on value education
Periodic feedback from students, academic peers, and out-going students on teacher performances
Strong extension activities
TQM and HRD training given to teachers and non-teachers
Introduction of a number of certificate courses
Conduct of remedial and bridge courses
Organizing of various literary and non-literary competitions
Introduction of job-oriented vocational degree courses
Observance of national days and conduct of extension lectures
Section 3: Overall Analysis
The Peer Team after perusing the Self Study Report and assessing various academic and infra-structural facilities of Indira Priyadarshini Government Degree College for Women, Nampally , Hyderabad is impressed by the vision and mission, commitment in providing high education to the poor and downtrodden girls of the area. The Government is keen to improve and sustain the quality aspects in the college.
The vision of the Government to start a college in this area with the help of the Nizam Royal family to provide higher education facilities to the poor and first generation girls including a large section Muslim women warrants appreciation. About 95% of the students studying in the college either belong to SC/ST, backward or poor Muslim girls. At the beginning, the college has provided only conventional BA and B.Com courses. Considering the recent trends in higher education due to globalization, the management has started a series of demand driven courses such as Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, B.Com (vocational) and a number certificate courses. Though the institution is basically a degree college, thrust is also given to research projects and publications. Team noted an impressive record of achievements in curricular, co-curricular and extension activities.
The Peer Team commends the following strength and achievements of the college.
Initiative taken to introduce skill based certificate courses
Providing ICT education to all the staff
Values are inculcated through curricular as well as extra/co curricular activities
B.Com has been introduced as a vocational course.
Appointing an academic co-coordinator to plan, implement and ensure quality
Counselling and monitoring student performance through ward system.
Project work by the students is used as a process of teaching and learning.
Academic audit to improve teaching, learning and evaluation procedures
Five minor Research Projects funded by UGC
Linkages with many institutions for academic and training purposes.
Good, latest, adequate and well maintained infrastructure and learning recourses
Fee concession given to about 70% students.
Liberal funding from Government for the development of the college
Introduction of IQAC
Publication of weekly wall magazine in Telugu, monthly manuscript in all languages and an annual college magazine.
Students and staff have good communication skills.
There is good interpersonal relationship among the various stakeholders of the college community
Democracy and decentralization in the working of the college through CPDC, various committees and associations.
Strong extension and out-reach activities
Implementation of TQM
Introduction of need based degree courses and certificate courses and 'earn while learn' scheme.
While appreciating the college for the efforts taken for assessing quality in its educational programmes, the Peer Team would like to make the following suggestions for the future development of the college.
Introduction of more demand driven and need based UG, PG and add-on certificate and diploma courses.
A systematic induction analysis followed by remedial and bridge courses and programmes for advance learners
Exploring that possibility of providing on-the-job training to students of various courses.
Various funding agencies could be approached for research projects
Guidance and coaching for national and state level competitive examinations
A vision plan for the next 10 year period and masseurs for its early implementation.
The college may go in for autonomy.
Language Laboratory may be established to further improve the communication skills of students.
Alumni Association may be strengthened
Core staff be appointed especially in the science departments
Automation work, both in the office and library may be expedited and completed at the earliest.
A women's hostel in campus is the crying need as suggested by students, parents and alumni
Placement cell be strengthened
A woman teacher in the physical education and commerce department in a woman's college would make a difference.
The Peer team would like to take this opportunity to express its appreciation of a progressive outlook and action taken by the college authorities to maintain a learner friendly academic atmosphere in the campus. The Team also records the deep appreciation to all its stakeholder, the principal, faculty, staff, and students in extending their cooperation to complete this assessment. The Team wishes the college a bright future and continued success in all their educational endeavours and to become a centre of excellence in higher education.
Prof (Mrs) G. Pankajam
Prof. Dr. K. G. Narayana Pillai
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