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Nagarjuna Government College, Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh
Nagarjuna Government College, Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh
Nalgonda (District Nalgonda)
Andhra Pradesh, IndiaPin Code : 508001
Nagarjuna Government College, Nalgonda Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Nagarjuna Government College, Nalgonda Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 1958.
Nagarjuna Government College, Nalgonda Andhra Pradesh is situated in Nalgonda of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Nalgonda comes under Nalgonda Tehsil, Nalgonda District.
Contact Details of Nagarjuna Government College, Nalgonda Andhra Pradesh are : 08682-222453
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Nagarjuna Government College, Nalgonda Andhra Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
Nagarjuna Government College is affiliated with Osmania University, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)
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NAAC report of Nagarjuna Government CollegeSection 1: Preface
Nagarjuna Government College (NGC), Nalgonda was founded in 1956 by a small group of enlightened individuals with a view to bringing quality higher education to Nalgonda town and surrounding areas. The college is located in a vast campus of 23.6 acres of land in a semi-urban region of Nalgonda district having 85% of its population living in villages.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh took this college into its fold in 1958. Thus, it is a Government funded college affiliated to Osmania University, Hyderabad. It gained permanent affiliation in 1960.
It has also received 2(f) and 12(b) status from UGC in 1972. Besides this college, the Government of Andhra Pradesh runs 181 degree colleges in the State.
NGC is presently housed in its own building with a total built up area 63,237 Sq. ft. with 75 rooms, 24 lecture halls, 28 well equipped laboratories. It is a multi-faculty college having in all 21 departments: 10 in Science faculty, 10 in Arts and 1 in Commerce. The institution has 42 permanent teachers supported by 18 contract temporary and 5 part-time teachers, a lecturer in Physical Education and a Librarian. Out of 42 permanent teachers, 5 are Ph.D, holders and 5 have M. Phil, degree.
It has 41 non-teaching supporting staff including 38 administrative and 3 technical staff.
The institution offers 3 conventional UG Programmes: B.A. (5 options), B.Sc. (4 option).Industrial Chemistry is offered as a vocational course while number of restructured courses like Journalism and Mass Communication, Geography. 6 courses on self-financing basis. It is functioning on annual system. The student enrollment strength in the current academic year is 2427 in UG including 764 under self-financing courses.
The college volunteered for institutional accreditation by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Banglore, and submitted their Self Study Report (SSR) for the purpose in November, 2003. The NAAC constituted the Peer Team consisting of Dr. K.D. Vasava, Former Vice Chancellor of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad (Gujarat) as Chairman and Prof. M.D.P. Rao, Principal, Khallikote Autonomous College, Berhampur (Ganjan), Orissa and Prof. C.T. Indra, Professor and Head, English Department, University of Madras, Chennai (Tamil Nadu) as Members to assess the institution.
The team was excellently assisted by Prof. L.Madhuranath, Academic Consultant of NAAC.
The members of the team had independently scrutinized the SSR provided to them as a pre-visit exercise.
The Team visited the college on 8th and 9th January, 2004.
The team held meetings with the Principal, officials of the Collegiate Education, Members of the College Planning and Development Council (CPDC), faculty, non-teaching supporting staff and interacted with parents, alumni and representative groups of students and elicited their views on the functioning and physical facilities of the college. The team also visited the academic complex consisting of class-rooms, departments of all the 3 faculties, laboratories, library, computer centre and other Physical facilities.
Based on the exercise on the campus, the team has in-depth analysed the institution, and brings out the following criterion-wise observations:
Criterion I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
The college was started to provide an opportunity to the rural poor and underprivileged sections to pursue higher education and to impart need-based education introducing new courses in tune with the demands and changing needs of the changing society.
As an affiliated college of the Osmania University the college follows the syllabi prescribed by the university for Arts, Science and Commerce, faculties with 3 UG programmes. Vocational and restructured courses, along with the common core subjects are provided, which help the students in vertical progression and in securing employment.
The curricula are reviewed and updated by the parent university. Some of the Faculty members of the college are members in the Boards of Studies attending meetings conducted by Osmania University and they get an opportunity to participate in the curriculum design.
The proposals to introduce new programmes of study are submitted to the Government and to the Osmania University and it takes about six months to introduce a programmee.
During the last three years the college has introduced Computer Science, Industrial Chemistry, Micro-Biology, Bio-Technology and Mass Communication and Journalism, and Computer Applications as self-financing courses.
The college has constituted an academic audit committee to review and evaluate academic programmes. The programmes of teaching and learning are consistent with the goals and objectives of the institution.
Criterion II: TEACHING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Admission to various courses is made based on the academic records of the students, adhering to the policy of reservation of Government of Andhra Pradesh with a view to extending Higher Education to the underprivileged. The institution has a transparent admission procedure.
Faculty members assess the knowledge and skills of the students informally and identify the level of the abilities of the students through quiz, tests and assignments. For academically backward students the college conducts remedial coaching. A ward system is in operation for counselling the students. Advanced learners are encouraged by assigning project work, field study, presentation of papers in seminar, preparation of charts and modules.
The college encourages teachers to prepare teaching plans along with teaching schedule. The Principal monitors the course completion. The lecture method of teaching is supplemented by seminars, extension lectures, field study, quiz programmes, modules etc, by using audio visual aids. 25 teachers have attended refresher courses and 5 teachers have attended orientation programmes and the college has conducted two National Seminars.
There are 42 permanent faculty members with 5 of them having Ph. D degree, 5 having M. Phil., and 33 having P.G. as the highest qualification. The Commissioner of Collegiate Education through Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission recruits permanent teachers. However the college has the freedom to appoint temporary staff.
All the activities in the college are managed by various committees under the supervision of the Principal. The college has 220 working days with 180 teaching days.
The college organizes seminars and guest lectures to extend the horizon of the knowledge of the students as well as faculty. Self-appraisal method is followed to evaluate the performance of the teachers and the college conducts students' evaluation on campus experience and the feed-back is used to identify the deficiencies in the teaching-evaluation system and improve the facilities.
Criterion III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
Though the academic activity of the college is confined only to UG level teaching, there is enough encouragement for pursuing research by the faculty members by providing study leave and teacher fellowships. The college has one teacher who is engaged in Post Doctoral research activity. Part-time research is also encouraged. However there appears to be no on-going research project in the college. However, a few teachers in some departments have submitted their proposals for research projects. Some faculty members are associated with script writing for 'MANA T.V.' a channel exclusively devoted for educational purposes. A few teachers are involved in publication of books.
The various extension activities of the college are Community Development, Health and Hygiene awareness, AIDS awareness, Medical Camp, Blood donation camp, Environmental awareness etc. The college has also a Youth Red Cross wing.
The college plans its extension activities with the help of Government and non-government organizations regularly participates in the Janma Bhoomi programme. 'Clean & Green' Programme, Anti-dowry drive, water harvesting and population control are some of the other extension activities taken up by the college.
Criterion IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES:
The college building and campus is spread in an area of 23.6 acres. The college meets the needs of the infrastructure with support from State Government, U.G.C, district administration, and donations. Regular maintenance of the college is looked after by the public works department of Andhra Pradesh.
To enforce optimum utilization of the infrastructure, the college functions from 8.30 A.M. to 5.30 P.M. The college houses the regional centre of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University. Contact classes, both theory and practical, of the Distance Education centre of Osmania University are held on holidays. The college is also chosen to conduct various competitive examinations. The third Saturday of every month is allotted for 'Clean and Green' under Janma Bhoomi programme in which all the members of teaching and non-teaching staff and students take active part.
The college has a library committee to supervise its smooth functioning. The library is kept open for 220 days in a year, working from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library has 39,805 books and subscribes to 18 journals and periodicals. A specific Reference Textbook Library is also there to help the students. The college has procured SOUL from INFLIBNET and computerized the holdings of the library. Facilities like reprography, computers, Audio video cassettes and internet are available.
The college has a computer centre, having working hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on working days and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on holidays. Besides the computer centre, 7 departments have computers of their own.
A health point is maintained with first AID facility and a private medical practioneer visits the college periodically during working hours.
The college has a play ground with well laid play courts. The students are encouraged to play and practise various games. The best sports persons are awarded medals and certificates.
A seminar hall with a seating capacity of 800 and an electronic class room with a seating capacity of 200 are a credit to the college.
Criterion V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION In the current academic year 2427 students have been admitted out of which 764 students are in self-financing courses. The percentage of students appearing for qualifying examination after the minimum period of study is 73, the dropout rate being 27% which appears to be somewhat high. The progression to higher studies is only 40%. Two students have passed the UGC-CSIR NET examinations and four have passed SLET and two have passed GATE examination. A good number of students have passed Ed. CET, PG SET and LAW SET examinations.
The college publishes annually the prospectus containing the admission schedule, courses offered, eligibility conditions and fee structure.
There is provision for financial aid in the form of merit scholarships to the meritorious students. Besides, SC, ST, BC, Minority students, physically handicapped students are also provided with scholarship.
Faculty members offer career and employment guidance. However there appears to be no placement cell.
The college has an Alumni Association and is proud of having eminent people from different walks of life as its Alumni.
The institution of 40 gold medals and donations towards constructing a big conference hall by the Alumni is praiseworthy.
Criterion VI: ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The management of the college is carried out as per rules, instructions and guidelines issued by the Government of Andhra Pradesh through the Commissioner of Collegiate Education.
The staff, under several committees appointed by the Principal, through their active participation, manage the academic and administrative functions.
The college has a duly constituted planning and development council to aid and advise the Principal in planning the developmental activities.
The Principal and the office superintendent check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. The college deputes its non-teaching staff for the professional development training programmes
conducted by district training centre in Nalgonda and by Directorate of Collegiate Education.
There was no change in the fee structure during the last three years and the college has a balanced budget. The unit cost of education in the college is Rs.8273/-. For all purchases administrative sanction is obtained and the purchase committee monitors all purchases in the college.
Group insurance scheme, APLIF, compassionate appointments, medical reimbursement, provident fund, housing loan, festival advance and pensionary benefits are some of the welfare programmes provided by the college.
Annual physical verification of stocks is conducted regularly and the accounts of the college are audited by A.G., Andhra Pradesh.
The college has mobilized substantial funds during the last year through donations from Alumni, M.P. Lad funds, Janmabhoomi programme and self-financing courses.
The college has a Grievance Redressal Cell which receives complaints from students and employees and redresses them at appropriate levels.
Criterion VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
The college is sensitized to latest concepts of strategic planning, team work, decision making and computerization.
Need-based topics and areas not covered in the syllabi are taught in the form of modules.
The college strengthens the regular academic programmes through other self-financing courses.
Informal linkage of the Geology department with Ground Water Department, Geological survey of India, Singareni Collieries, NGRI Hyderabad and Osmania University is a positive initiative towards establishing consultancy.
Institution of 40 gold medals and felicitation of retired teachers on Teacher's Day by the Alumni Association is praiseworthy.
The college makes efforts to inculcate civic responsibilities among the students through active participation in socially useful activities.
The college has a Youth Red Cross wing.
The library functioning of the institution has been compurterised by SOUL from INFLIBNET.
The college publishes a Research Bulletin which gives brief descriptions of the projects conducted by the students under guidance from the teachers and also reports of faculty findings.
Zoology Department has made a survey of leprosy affliction in Nalgonda and identified 529 cases and reported to the Director, Medical and Health Department of the State Government. It also surveyed the Haemoglobin level of SC/ST students of the region. These are activities reflective of the community consciousness of the college.
Remedial teaching is conducted for weaker students to enable them to cope with the advancements in the subjects.
The Alumni Association of the college, led by academics, lawyers intellectuals and social workers, has already extended its support in a splendid manner by adding to the infrastructure a much needed mini-hall which can serve multipurpose interest, and a huge auditorium. In fact this college Alumni have set a model for all groups not only in Andhra Pradesh but in the country as well.
Section 3 : Overall Analysis
The institution is the forerunner in the realm of higher education in the district of Nalgonda imparting instruction to students, the majority of whom are from backward, rural population. The Peer Team has recorded its observations at appropriate criterion-wise assessment in the above section. The team would like to enumerate the commendations and recommendations for prospective improvement of the college.
The Peer Team appreciates the commitment of the Alumni Association to the growth and development of the college. Construction of a multi purpose mini hall and furnishing the Auditorium with 800 seating capacity by the Alumni deserve commendation.
The institution of 40 gold medals to the toppers in various subjects of the college by the Regd. Students' Welfare Trust is a laudable gesture.
The computerization of the library using SOUL from INFLIBNET is an attempt at modernization.
The activities of the NCC are commendable.
The college has Youth Red Cross wing taking up activities for the benefit of the community.
The institution may formalize the assessment procedure adopted after admission for assessing knowledge and skills for a particular programme.
The applied science programmes such as Medicinal Botany and the related informal projects may be made more formulaised and structured. The benefits accruing from such field studies may help alleviate the suffering of Nalgonda community affected by Fluoride content in the water.
The Botany department can strive to establish linkages with Krishi Vigyan Kendra for strengthening their activities.
The Bio-Technology department may take up mushroom cultivation and vermin-culture.
The departments of Geology and Botany may jointly take up with the NSS wing of the college, programmes of educating community of the health problems.
Attempts may be made by the Alumni Association for exemption of income tax for the contributions under 80 G of I.T. Act.
The English and Telugu departments may put up a proposal for computer aided language teaching in view of the crying need for communicative use of any language, especially English.
Commerce teaching may be further strengthened by setting up a Commerce laboratory.
Library inter loaning facility may be taken up on a priority-basis.
Library may be further strengthened by purchasing latest editions of books.
Certificate courses for students in IT related programmes may be introduced.
Health services may be strengthened by equipping the Health point with basic requirements.
Staff members may be encouraged to take up individually or through the department small inter disciplinary projects.
Conventional class room teaching needs to be further supplemented by the use of Audio/visual aids.
Attempts may be made to upgrade some of the departments to the PG level.
The Peer Team thanks the Principal, faculty and supporting non-teaching staff for extending cooperation to the team during its visit to the institution.
The team is also grateful to the NAAC for providing opportunity to members to visit the college.
Dr. K. D. Vasava (Chairman)
Prof. M.D.P.Rao (Member)
Prof. C.T. Indra (Member)
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