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Loyola Academy College, Hyderabad (Secundrabad), Andhra Pradesh
Loyola Academy College, Hyderabad (Secundrabad), Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad (Secundrabad) (District Hyderabad (Secundrabad))
Andhra Pradesh, India
Loyola Academy College, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Private Aided Under Graduate Co-Education Colleges.
Loyola Academy College, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 1972.
Loyola Academy 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. Hyderabad (Secundrabad) comes under Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Tehsil, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) District.
Website of Loyola Academy College, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh is http://www.loyolaacademy.com/.
Contact Details of Loyola Academy College, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-40-27862363, 27867939
CoursesLoyola Academy College, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
Psychology, English, Journalism
Farm Science and Rural Development
Computer Science & Engineering
Electronic Technology & Computer Maintenance Engg.
Biotechnology, Chemistry, Genetics
Bachelor of Computer Applications
Approval details: Loyola Academy College is affiliated with Osmania University, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)
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NAAC report of Loyola Academy CollegeSection: I Preface:
Loyola Academy Degree & P.G College, Alwal, Secunderabad is a Jesuit religious minority institution managed under the authority of the Catholic Church, by the Society of Jesus. This institution is one among 180 colleges under the Society of Jesus. The college was established with an intermediate course in 1976 and an Associate Degree in Chemical Technology course in 1977. The college aims at customizing the future of every student, by nourishing his/her individual aspirations. 'To map the future' is the vision statement while 'To build quality into learning' is the mission statement. The vision statement of the college is to promote employability of the students. The college is affiliated to Osmania University since its inception. The institution has received its recognition by UGC under 2(f) & 12(B) in 1983. The college was conferred autonomous status for UG programmes in 1992. It was brought under grant in aid system of A.P. Government in 1990. Under the grant in aid system the college is offering two U.G courses - B.Sc in Chemical Technology and B.Sc (Hons) in Agricultural Science & Rural Development. Later on, the college started nine UG courses and four PG courses under self-financing category. Thus including the grant in aid (2U.G) courses, in all, now the college is offering eleven U.G courses, four P.G courses and eight certificate programmes. When established, the college had the initial strength of 18 boys and 10 teaching staff and 8 non teaching staff. The present strength of the students is 1347 which includes 886 boys & 461 girls. Of the 1347 students, 967 are U.G students and 378 are P.G students. The strength of the teaching faculty is 89 (48 Male + 41 Female) and that of non-teaching is 76. Out of total of 89 faculty members (which includes 41 permanent + 2 temporary + 3 part time + 43 teachers on probation), 12 are holding Ph.D degrees, 3 are M.Phil holders, 68 are P.G or M.Tech holders and 6 are B.E or B.Tech holders. The college also has a qualified librarian and a Physical Education Director. There are 8 U.G departments and 4 P.G departments. Of the eight U.G departments, six belongs to Science faculty offering 7 B.Sc programmes; one belong to Commerce faculty offering three B.Com programmes and a department belongs to Arts faculty offering one B.A programme. Among the four P.G departments, three belong to Science faculty offering 3 P.G programmes (MCA, M.Sc in Chemistry and Maths) and one belongs to Commerce faculty offering MBA programme.
All the U.G and P.G programmes offered by the college are of applied and vocational in nature. During the last five years the college was able to start 2 U.G programmes and 3 P.G programmes. It also discontinued a BCA course (started in 1998), because it was discontinued by the University itself in 2002. The 12 departments of the college offer eight short term modular certificate courses for the benefit of students, as a value addition. Majority of them are in the field of Computer Science.
The college is located in a semi urban area called Alwal of Ranga Reddy district, and is fourteen kms away from Secunderabad railway station. It has a sprawling campus spread over 132.25 acres of land.
There are 5 building blocks housing the departments, class rooms, science laboratories, computer laboratory centers, staff rooms, office, administration, and support services. The college also has a workshop, canteen, health centre, hostels and a bank. The campus also houses farm houses (Agri, dairy and poultry), Biogas plant and social forestry. The college also has audio visual rooms and seminar halls, apart from a church, quarters and play grounds. The college has recently established an Audio Visual Studio with modern equipments for the department of Mass Communication.
The library housed in a separate block has 17770 books and subscribes for 37 research journals apart from 46 magazines and news letters. There are 7 computer laboratories with 228 computers and other accessories. The institution provides for good sports facilities in the form of tracks and courts (both indoor and outdoor).
The college is autonomous for U.G courses and non-autonomous for P.G courses. It follows semester system for P.G and 2nd and 3rd year of U.G courses. With autonomous and semester system, the college is able to offer U.G innovative curriculum with vocational thrust. The drop out rate is around 11% for U.G and nil for P.G courses. The pass percentage for U.G courses is around 91% while for P.G courses it is around 99%. The institution has got 253 computers, 24 printers, 12 UPS, 18 Stabilizers and 11 Air conditioning units. There is one on going minor research project funded by U.G.C. with the total out lay of Rs.65,000/-. The unit cost of education without salary component is Rs.4,645/-. The college works from 9:00AM to 5:00PM for six days in a week.
Loyala Academy Degree & P.G College, Secunderabad volunteered to be assessed by National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore and submitted its self study report in April 2005. The Peer Team was constituted by NAAC to visit the college to revalidate the S.S.R. The team consisted of Dr. K.K.N Kurup, the former Vice Chancellor of Calicut University, Calicut, as the Chairman, Dr. Y.M Jayaraj Professor of Micro Biology, Former Director CDC and Special Officer Quality Assurance Cell, Commisionarate of Collegiate Education, Govt. of Karnataka, Bangalore as member co-coordinator and Dr. T.Sumitra, Principal SDNB Vaishnav college for women, Chromepet Chennai as a member. The peer team visited the college for two days from 22nd August to 23rd August 2005.
During the visit the team carefully analyzed all the details furnished in the S.S.R and verified the records, infrastructure and supporting services of the college. The committee also interacted with the Principal, staff, students, parents, alumni and all the members of management of the college, and went through all the relevant documents. Based on the SSR information and feedback during the visit, keeping the criteria specified by NAAC, the committee has arrived at the value based judgment on the performance of the college in the process of assessment and accreditation. The criterion wise observations, analysis, commendations and recommendations are presented here.
Section: 2 Criterion wise analyses:
Criterion: I Curricular Aspects:
The college is affiliated to Osmania University. It has got autonomous status only for U.G courses since 1992. It follows semester pattern for all P.G and II and III year U.G programmes.
The mission of the college is to provide job-orientated education focussing on enhancing the employability of the students. Under autonomous set up, the college offers 11 U.G courses, (which include 2 courses under grant in aid and 9 under self finance) 4 P.G courses and 8 certificate courses. All the courses are offered by the college keeping the market requirements into consideration and to impart practical skill and to promote self-confidence. The institution has a proposal to introduce choice based credit system. The 11 U.G courses are: a) B.Sc Chemical Technology, b) B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture and rural development, c) B.Sc Computer Science & Engineering, d) B.Sc Electronics Technology, e) B.Sc Computer Maintenance & Engineering, f) B.Sc Bio Technology, g) B.Sc Food Technology and Management, h) B.A Mass Communication, i) B.Com (regular), j) B.Com (Advertising sales promotion & sales maintenance, k) B.Com (Hons). The P.G courses offered are MBA, MCA, M.Sc. Chemistry and M.Sc. Maths.
Apart from the core subjects the English is taught in an unconventional way. B.Sc students are offered 'English for Technologists and Engineers', and the students of B.Com are taught 'Business Correspondence and Report Writings'. The focus is on improving the communicative skill of the students. For B.A (Mass Communication) students, the focus of English is on preparing a report for news paper and media. In all U.G courses, value education is offered with utmost importance to develop moral values and humanistic approach among students. Along with this, importance is given in the curriculum for our country's rich heritage and culture.
The curriculum for the four P.G courses like MCA, MBA, M.Sc Maths and M.Sc organic Chemistry have been planned & designed suiting to the current market requirements of the students by Osmania University. To attain excellence the curricula for all U.G courses are reviewed and revised periodically by the BOS of the college keeping the current educational and industrial requirements into considerations. Projects, field visit, internship, on the job training are mandatory for all students to gain practical exposure. All the students are taught one computer paper along with one economics paper or Environment paper, to create awareness about the Eco balance. To promote self reliance and team spirit among students, Entrepreneurship and H.R Maintenance are offered in the curriculum for the students for certain specified courses like B.Sc Chemical Technology, B.Sc (Hons) Agricultural Science Rural Development & B.Com Entrepreneurship for a period of 30 to 45 days is prescribed for all students. Among the 8 certificate courses, 3 are sponsored by U.G.C, (Maintenance and repair of Electrical and Electronic Appliances, Instrumentation, Bio diversity Resource conservation and management) and 5 are offered by college. They are mainly on computer related subjects or management related subjects. (.NET (B.Sc Computer Science and Engineering), DBA (B.Sc Computer Maintenance & Engineering), .NET (MCA), Advanced communication skills (MBA), knowledge Management (MBA)).
The proportion of knowledge & skill components is 60:40. The autonomous set up allows flexibility and diversity in approach, with reference to the U.G academic programmes. For the III year U.G students elective options are available in the related subjects.
Every year the Board of studies meets to review and update the existing curricula and once in 3 years, it takes up complete restructuralisation. Revision of the syllabus takes place keeping the needs of industry and based on advice of experts, and feed back from former and present students. Being an autonomous institution, the new programme is introduced after it is approved by the Board of studies, Academic Council & Governing Body. Usually it takes one year for the introduction of a new programme, taking into consideration the available financial resources infra structural facilities and approval from the concerned authorities.
Some of the staff members are members of the Boards of Studies of other autonomous colleges, so that exchange of information is very much possible, which is a healthy sign for designing new programmes. Academic audit is done by the Osmania University through inspection by affiliating body and by Autonomy Review Committee of U.G.C. With reference to academic innovations, the institution has introduced (a) e-learning (b) Education through the net. There is a proposal to introduce choice based credit systems.
Evaluation in based on CIA and year-end semester end examination, which is 40% and 60% respectively. For the internal valuation, seminars and G.D are conducted, apart from projects and field visits, which are compulsory for all students and designed appropriately.
Memorandum with St. Joseph's University, Philadelphila USA on exchange programme helps the institution to share the resources and methodologies through exchange programme.
Criterion: II Teaching Learning & Evaluation:
Students are selected for U.G programmes through special entrance tests, verification of the records and performance of the interviews. Principal of the college admits the students, taking the guidance of the administration committee consisting of Rector, Vice Principal and the Staff representatives of the respective courses. The institution is admitting the students by fulfilling the procedures laid down by the concerned authority, right from receiving the application forms from the students till the selected students are admitted after conducting special entrance examinations. AICTE admission norms are followed along with University and State Government norms, for admitting the students to MCA and MBA.
After admission, concerned teachers are conducting regular tests and slip tests to assess the knowledge and skills of the students in a particular programme. This evaluation helps the college to identify the slow learners and advanced learners. Bridge course for 10 days and orientation programme is organized in basic as well as in multi disciplinary subjects. Simultaneously Remedial classes are also conducted for the slow learners. Advanced learners are encouraged and motivated to take part in the competitive examinations like National Physics Graduate Examinations, Inter Collegiate Competitions, Seminars, Publication of special projects, Web based assignments, developing software for office automation etc.
Teaching plans by the teachers are verified by the Principal and the concerned H.O.D & periodical meetings are organized to discuss about the conformity of action plan and teaching plan. In every meeting, the student's representations or any specific grievances about the method of teaching of the staff, will be reviewed. Every syllabus is unitized into five units by the Boards of Studies, and are approved by the Academic Council of the college.
Apart from traditional chalk & talk method, every student is trained in Projects, Quiz, Seminars, G.D, Assignments Internship, Practical demonstrations, Field Trips, on the job training and so on. Every department is provided with Electronic audio visual aids like OHP, slide projector & LCD projector., apart from e-learning. Apart from these modern teaching aids, the teachers use Charts, Posters, Models, etc., in the classrooms. Students are encouraged to organize departmental exhibitions.
St.Joseph's University, Philadelphia USA, accepted two MBA students of this college to attend a summer course for a duration of 50 days in their University and Jesuit province of Toulouse, France also participates in the twinning programme of this college.
The teachers conduct weekly tests, mid-semester and pre-final examinations. Assignment, viva-voce and attendance are also an important criteria for awarding internal marks. Including all the above mentioned tests, 40% is allocated for internal assessment. If the students find any discrepancies, through Principal, it will be reported to the Appeals and Grievance committee. Except assignment and viva-voce, all the tests are centrally organized and conducted by the Incharge - Officer of Examination cell. After receiving the CIA internal marks, the examination cell along with the Principal, Vice Principal, Controller Of Examination, University representative & Heads of all Departments, assess the CIA results and pass resolutions regarding the modernization and detention of the candidates who have not fulfilled the minimum marks, stipulated. Minimum pass mark in the internal examination is 45% to 50% and then only the students will be allowed to appear for the external semester end exam. The method of valuation of the external valuation is door valuation, due to their non-specific and genuine reasons.
For the courses under autonomous structure, the internal examination, the end semester wise examination and the declaration of results are executed as per the schedule offering 30 to 45 days advance information before the conduct of exam and within 45 days after the exam results are declared.
Students are informed about the course details and examination pattern through different official forums and through prospectus. Through periodic meetings by the Principal with Heads of Departments and Controller of Examination, the overall performance of the students are assessed.
For the past two years 2002-03-04 the total teaching days of the college per year were 211 and 180, and the working days of the college were 240 and 234 respectively.
With reference to the recruitment of the staff of aided college, the institution follows the guidelines of Government of Andhra Pradesh and Osmania University and for the self finance courses the recruitment is done by the college after inviting the suitable applications through advertisements in the leading News papers and the salary expenditure is met from the fees collected from the students of unaided courses.
Teachers evaluation and course evaluation is assessed through self appraisal forms filled by the staff, students feed back forms of the students and the observation reports from the concerned H.O.D's and the Principal.
Teachers are imparting quality information to the students in an effective way. Because of autonomy, at frequent intervals, syllabus is upgraded in consultation with the academic experts and the professionals from the industry. Every department is experimenting innovations in their learning and extension methods by introducing in-house seminars, case studies, field practicals, oral tests, flow charts, Institutional training, G.D, Informal counselling, flash tests, on-the- job training, guest lectures, Interactive visits etc.
Criterion III: Research, consultancy & Extension:
Out of the total staff of 89 the college has 12 teachers with Ph.D., 3 with M.Phil., 6 with B.E and B.Tech and the remaining 68 with P.G qualification. Two teachers have availed FIP of the U.G.C and one has appeared for an FIP interview and waiting for the approval.
Being an autonomous college, project work is part of the curriculum of most of the U.G courses and majority of the staff are involved in guiding those projects. The college with the help of staff identifies the excellent projects and recommends them for publication. So far teachers are not guiding any M.Phil or Ph.D research scholars.
About 14 teachers have International and National Publications to their credit. Out of 14 teachers, 2 teachers have contributed articles in 2 international level publications and 12 teachers have contributed articles in 54 National level publications. With reference to paper presented in conferences, the teachers have presented their papers in 45 National level conferences while 9 faculty members have attended International Level Seminars and 43 teachers are have attended in 148 National Level Seminars. 12 teachers have published 19 books. Two staff members have acted as Resource Person in national conference.
There is one U.G.C sponsored on going minor research project to the tune of Rs.65,000/-. Two minor research projects have been submitted to U.G.C and one Research Project has been submitted to DBT for approval.
There is formal consultancy services by the departments with related institutions. The departments provide honorary services to the local N.G.O's and local formers.
Towards extension activities the institution has appointed a full time staff who is looking after the programmes relating to the Community Development Social Work, Health & Hygiene awareness, Medical Camp, Adult Education and literacy, Blood donation camp, Aids awareness, Environment awareness and Agricultural extension.
The out reach programmes are linked with the curriculum. Department of Agricultural Science and Rural Development is organizing series of Agricultural farmer related activities especially to spread advanced farm technologies to the villagers. The Agricultural Science and rural Development students share their expertise about the modern cultivation practices with the local farmers. Most of the departments are organizing their subject related exhibition for the nearby school children.
The institution is organizing surveys in the nearby villages through collaboration with established social foundations. The college is creating a serious awareness about the AIDS and students are given training in awareness strategic for AIDS and measures to be taken to control it. Being autonomous, the college has allocated 20 hours for the I year students to take up organized social activities. Many more programmes of PLANET relating to the specific subject studied are implemented.
Adding to this, students involve themselves with the issues relating to health, sanitation, personality development of local school children and tree plantation.
Two students attended the National Youth workshop on HIV/AIDS Awareness (Dec 2003) at Varanasi organized by Indian Red Cross Society, Delhi, while 74 volunteers of Youth Red Cross participated in the AIDS Rally on World AIDS Day (1 Dec 2004) and 120 youth Red Cross volunteers participated in the Republic Day Parade of Andhra Pradesh State (2004).
Criterion IV: Infra Structure and Learning Resources:
Infra Structure and Learning resources of the college is upgraded constantly to suit the modern requirements. The campus is totally eco-friendly. The institution has got its own-team of building contractors, electricians, carpenters, apart from its non-teaching staff meant for maintenance.
The campus area of the college is 132.25 acres, housing the following facilities :
Office, Correspondents' Office, Principals' Office, Examination Cell, Class Rooms, Laboratories, Staff Rooms, Loyola and P.G Hall, Library, Workshop, Canteen, Placement Cell, Bank, Stationary Shop, Guest Room, Church, Parking plot, Workers Quarters, Farm, Play grounds, Jesuit Residence, Hostel (Boys), Hostel (Girls).
There are 5 main Blocks of Building on the campus. They are as follows :
Agricultural Science Block(17,235 Sq.Ft) (10 laboratories, classrooms, staff rooms, houses Departments of Agri. Science & Biotechnology)
Administrative Block(8,087 Sq.Ft) (Principal's chamber, Administration office, Electronics laboratory, Class rooms, houses Departments of Electronics, Commerce and Chemical Technology)
Computer Science Block(13,612 Sq.Ft) (5 computer laboratories, staff rooms, houses Departments of Computer Science and Electronics)
P.G Block(16,581 Sq.Ft) (Houses MCA and MBA Departments)
Inigo Block(22,592 Sq.Ft) (20 class rooms, 5 laboratories, Media Laboratory, Staff rooms, houses Departments of M.Sc. Chemistry, M.Sc. Maths, B.Sc Food Technology and B.A. Mass Communication).
All the above-mentioned 5 blocks are provided with well furnished class rooms and laboratories fulfilling all the demands of the courses. The Seminar Halls are fitted with audio visual equipments. The college has got good computer facility with 253 computers, 24 printers and 12 UPS. There are 7 computer laboratories with 228 computers, (internet lab-21, MCA lab-64, MBA lab-53, internet lab-21, Networking lab-12, PCMT lab-9, Micro processor lab-6) while Library has 6, Office has 5 and Exam cell has 5 computers.
The Library is housed in a spacious Building and has been computerized. Library functions between 9 A.M to 5 P.M on all days except Sundays. The library has 17,700 books, 8259 titles, Reading Room, Reference Room, subscribes 7 international and 30 National journals apart from magazines and news papers.
E-Learning is the new concept which has been introduced to the students of Department of Commerce, Bio-Technology and Agricultural Sciences which was launched on 7th January, 2004 for which the college has got collaboration with a Computer Firm.
The computer center is providing software for admissions, attendance, a document on autonomous colleges and another document on U.G.C minor research projects for the South East Regional Office.
The health clinic functions three days in a week in the college with the service of a qualified Doctor. In case of emergency, transport facilities are available in the college and the institution has got first aid facilities for the student and staff.
The college has allocated required space/area towards physical education & sports activities. The play ground has got all out door and indoor sports facilities like a cricket ground, five volley ball courts (3 for men and 2 for women), one basket ball court, two Ball Badminton courts, two Table tennis tables and a 400m Athletic track field, Carrom and Chess. PD room has the facilities to store all sports gear. There is an Engineering workshop for the students concerned to undergo practical training as a part of their curriculum as well as to assist laboratory requirements.
There are two hostels (with 23 rooms in girls hostel and 32 rooms in boys hostel). At present 113 girls and 130 boys are staying in these two hostels. Other than rooms, it has got dormitories, indoor and outdoor facilities, TV rooms recreation rooms, Mess and Dining Halls.
The college has got a Guest House, Workers Quarters, and Loyola Hall which can accommodate 200 students. There is a stationery shop, IOB Bank extension counter, vehicle parking. The college has a spacious centrally located canteen and a church on the campus. The college has got a Farm, Grape Garden, Mixed Orchard, Social Forestry, General Agriculture farm, Dairy farm, Poultry farm and Crop Museums.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression:
The college conducts orientation programmes for the students in beginning of the academic year. The fee structure for the P.G programmes is fixed by the University whereas for the U.G course it is fixed by the management. The pass percentage ranges from 92 - 99% while the dropout range is 11% for the U.G course. The students are offered Government Scholarships like SC, ST and OBC, National Merit Scholarships and Prathiba Scholarships. The beneficiaries of government scholarships is only is around 22 and this needs to be explored for proper utilization. The management also offers concession in the fees (10 - 50%) for economically backward meritorious students irrespective of the other criterion. It is noted that an alumni of department of Chemical Technology donated Rs.1.6 lakhs to institute for fellowship for the students of the said department.
The college has independent Placement Cell that was inaugurated in July, 2003. The cell not only gives career guidance to the student but also arranges campus interviews by the prospective suitable employers. This placement cell has a full pledged qualified Placement Officer, assisted by the supporting staff. The Cell also has a e-mail id of its own for better e-coordination. The college has a very good record for the placements of the students. On an average around 50% of the registered students get the placement. Among the rest, a few pursue higher studies at different universities. Students are pursuing for higher studies in Osmania University, IIT, Andhra University, Pondicherry University, WRI Dehradun (Wild life biology) and have secured ranks at an entrance tests as well as at university examination results.
Thus Academic and career counselling are available to the students, apart from personal counselling in a very informal way. The college is organizing a series of career counselling sessions with the help of four Rural Development and other Corporate agencies.
The college has got impressive list of alumni holding good positions. The college has got an Alumni Association functioning with the help of the office bearers and the meetings are conducted periodically.
The institution has provided the following facilities to the students like Indoor and outdoor games, eco clubs, audio video facilities, debate clubs, cyber world, Canteen & Library reading / browsing rooms and so on.
The college has got Youth Red Cross unit taking case of the health and social outreach activities for the students. Recently Lions club / Loyola campus club was inaugurated Freshers Day is celebrated to promote good feelings among the students. The college has got a stationary mart and an IOB extension counter.
In the library on line bar-coding system is followed for easy accessibility and identification of books. Xerox facility, Audio visual Aids - TV-VCR & CD's are available in the library.
Sports students are offered good training and other incentives. Summer cricket coaching camp is organized by the college. Every year Loyola Cup Cricket Tournament is held wherein with 20 to 25 teams on an average participating in the tournament.
Students pursuing Agricultural Science & Rural Development stay at villages visit to farms for 80 days under RAWEP programme to experience (practical training) rural life and get the benefit of interactive sessions with the farmers.
To establish communication network, the Loyola Academy publishes a quarterly News Letter 'Horizons'. Under Bio - Entrepreneurship, students are taught the preparation of vermicompost along with marketing information as a part of earn while you learn programme.
The students have participated in intercollegiate and inter-university sports tournaments. The students of the college represented the parent university in inter-university and national tournament in Chess, Cock Ball, Table Tennis and Badminton. The college celebrates several important events as a means of value based education.
Criterion VI: Organization and Management:
The college has a pyramidal organization structure comprising the following bodies :
Board of Management
Board of Studies and
Non Statutory Committees
In all, seventeen Committees have been formed to look after the following areas: Finance, Planning and Evaluation, Library, Awards, Students Welfare and Extra Curricular Activities, Appeals & Grievance, Placement, Outstretch programme, Eco club, Alumni Association and so on. Periodically these committees meet to discuss and analyze the agenda to offer recommendations. The institution has implemented the suggestions made by the specified committees.
The institution has created an in-built mechanism to check and counter check the actions of the staff, students and non-teaching staff of the college to make every one accountable for the progress of the institution.
There is a special committee to prepare the calendar of the college. Apart from orientation and refresher courses offered to the teaching staff, non- teaching staff are also periodically offered administrative staff development programmes.
For the un aided teaching & non-teaching staff, the college has introduced Gratuity and P.F Schemes. There is a Grievance redressel cell working for the welfare of the staff & students.
Apart from normal loan facilities available for the aided staff, the management is offering guarantee with the bank for personal loans of the employees. The college has recruited around 50 staff members during the last 5 years to take care of five new programmes and they are on probation. The college has a balanced budget and expenditure. The accounts are audited every year. The purchase committee helps in the process of major purchases.
The college follows criteria to be fulfilled during the process of selection of staff namely Andhra Pradesh Government Reservation Policy, Minority College Community Reservation Policy, assessment of academic performance and the need.
The Examination Cell of the college is housed in the Agricultural Science Block. A staff of the Department of Commerce is Office Incharge as Controller of Examination and is assisted by supporting staff. The examination process is computerized to a large extent by the use of computer facility available in the campus.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices :
The college has several healthy practices. In order to upgrade the quality of education (internal quality check), the institution has provided Advisory committees especially for professional courses consisting of members from industries and other professional bodies to offer their professional innovative ideas. Towards modernization and upgradation the institution periodically conducts faculty development programmes and seminars.
Mutual consultation of committees and listening to student's views are in existence to run the day to day affairs of the college. This promotes team work and harmony.
Computer aided teaching and administration is followed in the computer related programmes of the college, where e-learning is special feature. Internet facility with a leased line and 24 terminals helps the e-learning process.
Establishment of international linkages, institution - industry - NGO network in the process of the curriculum, development, on the job training, projects for all the courses, internship, earn while you learn scheme, extension activities are the unique healthy practices of the college. The MOU with foreign university for exchange programme is commendable. Besides these, 7 more M.O.U.s are available with leading computer firms and bio-technology firms for in-house training. Personality development programmes are offered as an inbuilt component of curriculum transaction.
After going through the SSR and after visiting all the departments and the support services the team is satisfied that the institution is in a position to show considerable progress in fulfilling the objectives and goals of the college. Being an autonomous institution, the upgraded curriculum, responding to the market requirements is an important contributory factor for the speedy growth of the college. The institution management, with its staff and strong infrastructure pursues many healthy practices which contribute to quality assurance and academic standards. Simultaneously the peer team would like to share its views towards further enhancement.
The college deserves commendations for the following features :
The institution has made use of its autonomous structure to introduce innovative curriculum, giving enough provision for the modern managerial concepts in its curriculum transaction, and flexibility is ensured in upgrading or substituting the nature of papers as per the market requirements.
Classroom teaching is enhanced with the application pedagogical innovations and modern electronic technology in learning and evaluation methods.
The college imparts value based education.
The extension wing of the college named as 'PLANET' provides good number of outreach activities for the students & community. There is a full time officer exclusively appointed to look after public relations and extension work.
Documentation of Records at office and examinations is commendable. e-governance has been initiated in academic, office administration, and library maintenance. E-learning is also introduced to make the students computer savy for selected courses.
Teachers are encouraged to pursue their Research degree (M.Phil or Ph.D.), as well as to take part in seminars/ conferences, publication of books and articles. Still it calls for a strategic planning for improvement.
Internal quality checks, feed back system, academic audit are practiced effectively.
Compulsory projects submission, internship, on the job training, exchange programme in the international level, earn while you learn scheme and a placement cell (looked after by professional) are all progressive steps of the college towards constructive development.
Green sprawling campus and strong infra-structure, satisfying the enhanced demands of the institution's vision, on a spacious green campus in a rustic atmosphere has provided a suitable academic ambience.
Well furnished class rooms, laboratories, with advanced modem equipments, and audio visual technological tools and studios with special reference to Mass Communication department need appreciation.
Placement cell, managed by a full time qualified officer and a fulltime PRO to take care of the outreach activities have enhanced the students' support.
Dedicated Principal, Management and Staff have brought harmony to the functioning of the college.
Presence of NRI students (7) enhances the image of the college internationally.
Students project works with social thrust areas.
A barran land of 132.25 acres has been converted to evergreen clean campus as per the master plan.
B.A. in Mass Communication is stated to be a first course of its kind in A.P. with a sincere attempt to blend the essence of Mass Communication, Journalism and Audio Visual Technology with major investments around rupees fourty lakhs.
The production of audio visual advertisement, films and slides by the students of B.Com (Sales Promotion) is praise worthy.
The farm land and live stock generate considerable income for the college.
The entire thrust of the institution is learner - centric.
The Institution may introduce more number of suitable P.G courses in support of the existing U.G programmes like Biotechnology, Electronics and Food Technology (Subject to the permission of the University).
NSS and NCC units can be established to enrich and enhance the outreach activities of the students, on priority. (Subject to availability).
Ph.D degree holders can be motivated to take up research projects, guidance and to promote the departments on their way to be research centers.
7 have registered for Ph.D. 2 minor research project is on now.
To attract foreign students and students aspiring to go abroad, the university may consider the possibility of converting to introduce either four year U.G programmes or offering 1 year bridge course for the existing 3 years degree programme. (B.Sc. Agricultural Science and Rural Development have been upgraded to a four year degree course).
The proposal of the college to build the auditorium may be implemented at the on list.
Proportionate to the number of courses (U.G and P.G courses), the library needs to be strengthened further with more books and titles. Digitalization process in the library maintenance may be strengthened. There is a need for departmental library.
The institution may expand the projects like 'Earn while you learn' to accommodate more number of students to improve the economic viability of the students.
The college can initiate the establishment of community colleges to help the rural students.
CA and ICWA/ IAS/ IPS and allied coaching classes can be introduced on the campus for the students to face the competitive examinations.
Networking of computers (LAN) if it is introduced, will be a progressive move of the college towards total e-governance as a distant possibility.
To promote social values and harmony in the society and among the students subjects of social sciences, English and Foreign languages can be introduced.
To propagate the ideas of the founder of the institution, a booklet containing the biography of the founder of the order can be released and distributed to all the concerned.
The institution should promote professional counselling, guardianship and mentorship.
The women cell may be strengthened and a committee on sexual harassment to be introduced.
The latest audio visual technology be made use of for the effective preparation of electronic education tools, documentaries on social issues and historical aspects.
Workshops for farmers and a plant clinic and seed farm need to be organized. Plant clinic and seed farms may be established apart from conducting workshops.
The college should persuade the parent university to introduce CIA for P.G courses to formalize informal procedure.
The college may plan to conduct National and Regional Seminars or workshops.
Open university study centre need to be established on priority.
The expertise and potentialities of staff and infrastructural facilities have to be utilized properly to offer additional services. It can also be a source for the generation of resources.
Online examination can be introduced in a phased manner for all courses.
The institution can introduce U.G and P.G courses in selected social science subject like Psychology, Social Work, Economics and so on. It can also introduce Certificate Courses in Foreign Languages like French, Japanese and German.
Inter disciplinary approach of the existing departments has to be considered on priority in terms of teaching project work, research and extension.
The departments may be encouraged to introduce manuscript / wall magazine / scrap book to encourage creativity and collection of current content.
Welfare measures like Group Insurance for all staff & students, Medical insurance and reimbursement scheme may be introduced.
The use of terminology for the courses has to be streamlined (for example Honors, Professional, Regular for B.Com course) at the university level.
A Working Woman Hostel with crèche may be constructed with the assistance of Govt. of India.
Quality food at affordable cost may be provided at Canteen & Hostels.
The Peer Team feels that the institution is bestowed with rich inputs from the staff and management to students level. Every component of the college is contributing their share of commitment and accountability to make the college to achieve quality enhancement and sustained development.
The Team appreciates the services and co-operation extended by the Management, Principal, Staff and Students in the successful completion of the assessment process.
The Peer Team records its sincere thanks to them, wishing a bright future in their endeavour.
Dr. K.K.N. Kurup
Dr. Y.M. Jayaraj
Member - Coordinator
Dr. T. Sumitra
Date : 23 - 8 - 2005.
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