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DK Government Degree College for Women, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh


DK Government Degree College for Women, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
Address: Plot / Street / Area
Nellore (District Nellore)
Andhra Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 524003

DK Government Degree College for Women, Nellore Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Government. DK Government Degree College for Women, Nellore Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 1964.

Principal of DK Government Degree College for Women, Nellore Andhra Pradesh is Dr. P Venkateswarlu, (Mobile 9948121701), Dr.C.Sailaja (Mobile 9440782906, 9948121701).

DK Government Degree College for Women is situated in Nellore of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Nellore comes under Nellore Tehsil, Nellore District.

Contact Person(s) of the DK Government Degree College for Women, Nellore Andhra Pradesh is (are): JKC Coordinator: P.Uma Maheswari (Mobile 9966260555).

email ID(s) is DK Government Degree College for Women Nellore Andhra Pradesh

Website of DK Government Degree College for Women, Nellore Andhra Pradesh is http://dkgdwcollege.com.

Contact Details of DK Government Degree College for Women, Nellore Andhra Pradesh are : Telephone: 0861-2327568, 2337889
Email Id: nelloreidcollege@gmail.com
Academic Advisers
Dr. Y. Dayakar, Mobile 9490726474
Sri K. Prabhakar, Mobile 9963518278


DK Government Degree College for Women, Nellore Andhra Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
BA, B.Com., B.Sc.,

Approval details: DK Government Degree College for Women is affiliated with Vikrama Simhapuri University (VSU), Nellore (Andhra Pradesh)

Media coverage of DK Government Degree College for Women, Nellore Andhra Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh

NAAC report of DK Government Degree College for Women

Dodla Kousalyamma Government College for Women, Nellore is affiliated to Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh. Situated in a sprawling campus of 24 acres, with a built area of 8 acres, the College at Tekkemitta, is the only Government College for Women in Nellore District. Over the years, the college has grown into a fairly big institution with a spacious building, housing administrative office, library, hostel and various departments. Thanks to the generous donation by the Philanthropic Dodla family in the name of Dodla Kousalyamma. As one of the important women educational institutions in Andhra Pradesh,founded in 1964, the cause of comprehensive education to women is being fulfilled by the college. The University Grants Commission has recognized the college under section 2(F) and 12(B) of UGC Act in 1969.

There are 18 departments offering both Under Graduate (15) and Post Graduate (3) courses under the faculties of Science, Arts and Commerce. The total enrolment of the students at present is 1163 (UG) and 68 (PG). There are 42 permanent teachers and 12 contract teachers.

The college has volunteered for assessment and accreditation by National Assessment and Accreditation Council and submitted the Self-Study Report for validation. Accordingly, NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof. M. Muniyamma, former Vice-Chancellor, Gulbarga University, Karnataka, as the Chairperson, Dr. S. V. Chindhade, Principal, Manghanmal Udharam College of Commerce, Pimpri, Pune, Dr. K. Mohanan Pillai, Principal, Devaswom Board Pampa College, Parmula, Pathanamthitta District as members and Dr. K. N. Madhusudanan Pillai, Academic Consultant NAAC, as Co-ordinator.

The Peer Team visited the college on 29th, 30th and 31st of July 2003 and looked into the infrastructural facilities to assess the institution for accreditation. The Peer Team also interacted with all the constituents of the college community and perused the documents to validate the Self-Study Report submitted by the College.

The college has well-defined Aims and Objectives as follows:

1. To impart Higher Education to women in various disciplines

2. To create cultural awareness and inculcate human values

3. To develop qualities and skills that ensure the students success in their of future lives

4. To inculcate social values and mindset for community services

5. To achieve quality and excellence in the institutional functioning.

The specific objective of the college is as follows:

The college aims at the empowerment of women from all sections of the society belonging to the region in which the college is situated. It especially aims at the empowerment of the poor and downtrodden girls of the society by imparting quality higher education.

The Motto of the college is 'Knowledge is Salvation' (Sa vidya ya vimuktaye)

The college offers 15 UG courses. The Faculty of Science offers the following programmes:
Computer Science
The Faculty of Arts offers the following programmes:

The Faculty of Commerce offers a degree course leading to the B.Com

The college also offers 3 PG courses as follows:
M.Sc. Zoology
M.A. Telugu
and M.A. English

The course in M.Sc. Zoology is a self-financing course. Undergraduate courses in Microbiology, Aquaculture, Biotechnology, Medical Lab Technoligy and M.Sc., Zoology with specialization in Fisheries are job - oriented.

Since the college is an affiliated institution, it has no freedom to design its own curriculum. However, two teachers serve as members of the Boards of Studies in the University and as such they are involved in framing the syllabi and the courses in the relevant subjects.

Admissions to various courses are subjected to the rules and regulations of S.V. University and Government of Andhra Pradesh. Post-Graduate admissions are through common entrance tests and interviews.

After the admissions, during the first week, the Post-Graduate students are given an orientation programme to make them familiar with the syllabus, question paper pattern, evaluation methods and other details of the examination pattern.

Teachers prepare teaching plan at the beginning of each academic year. The teachers are giving remedial classes for academically weak students. Special coaching to the SC, ST students is given under the financial support of the UGC. The college has tutorial system wherein each teacher is assigned one class. This enables better interaction with their wards.

The post - graduate Department of Zoology has linkages with Thaper Water Base, EMPDA, Anjeneya Sea Foods and CMFRI, Cochin.

Science departments supplement their teaching with the teaching methods like LCD, Slide Projectors,charts models etc.

Weekly tests, terminal tests and model examinations are conducted to prepare the students for final examinations. Assignments are also given and tests are conducted regularly to assess the progress of students and the records are maintained.

Monitoring is done for every six months and taking extra classes compensates shortfall.

MANA T.V, an educational channel developed by Government of Andhra Pradesh in collaboration with Dr. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad, telecasts teaching lessons prepared by experts. A few teachers of the college contribute to this programme. The students are encouraged to watch these programmes during leisure hours.

Performance of teachers is assessed on the basis of five indicators structured by the state government. The total score for each indioator is 100+. The maximum score achieved by each teacher for each indicator is 80+. The Principal assesses the quality of performance of lecturers in each indicator for the remaining 20 points.

The Head of the Department of Zoology (the Principal) is a recognized research guide of the Sri Venkateswara University. Teachers in the Zoology and Telugu department have published papers in refereed journals. Nine faculty members have been awarded Ph.D. degrees and fifteen members M.Phil. degrees.

Two minor research projects funded by UGC are completed in the department of Telugu.

One major research project (in the department of Telugu) and two minor research projects (one in the department of Home Science and one in the department of Economics) funded by UGC are in progress.

Some teachers provide consultancy and expertise through the MANA educational channel of the State Government.

The college organizes extension activities for community development, eradication of illiteracy, health and hygiene awareness, adult education, environment awareness, national integration, etc.,

Students participated in Janmabhumi organized by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Neeru-Meeru and AIDS awareness programmes.

NCC cadets and volunteers participated in the preventive measures programme to control brain fever among children.

The students actively participate in the 'clean and green programme' every third Saturday.

Distribution of food, fruits and clothes to the poor, blood donation, relief to Gujarat quake victims, visit to Mother Theresa home for destitutes are some of the activities under taken by the NSS volunteers.

Extension activities in collaboration with Lions Club, Rotary Club, LIC, Syndicate Bank and Andhra Bank have also been taken up.

It is notable that the Commerce department conducts systematic counseling for the departmental students for overall development of the students. One teacher in the Statistics department has also taken notable initiative in giving guidance and counseling to the students with regard to higher studies and job opportunities.

One of the faculty members from department of Telugu is a member of LOCANA, a literary organization which encourages publications of literary value.

The college campus, spreading over an area of 24 acres, is located in the center of Nellore, a district head quarter. The campus is protected by a compound wall. The class rooms, administrative office, Principal's room, library, auditorium are housed in a two storeyed building. The class roorns are very spacious and well furnished. The class room facilities are shared by junior college which works from 8 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The optimum utilization of the infrastructure is done by letting the premises for the purposes like valuation, entrance examinations, competitive examinations conducted by BSRB, RRB and half yearly departmental examinations conducted by Dist. Collector and election purposes.

There is a central library with 26550 books and 7 periodicals. The library is having spacious reading room and book bank facility. However, library requires faoilities like access to internet, inflibnet, CAL facilities and reprographic facilities. Recent accessions are not according to the needs of the teachers and students and many volumes are obselete. Immediate attention of the library committee is invited for monitoring the purchase of books.

The college has two computer labs one funded by MPLADS scheme and other from Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. However, the computer installed in the Principal's room has internet connectivity.

The 12 science laboratories which are spacious can accommodate 30 students each.

Laboratory facilities for self-financing courses like Microbiology, Aquaculture, Biotechnology have to be much more improved.

The college has an assembly hall of seating capacity of 500 for extra ourricular activities. The college has an open-air amphitheatre. The college has 400 meter athletic field, two shuttle badminton courts, two badminton courts, one basket ball court, one volley ball court. A multi-gym with all modern facilities and indoor games facilities like table tennis and carorns are available for students.

The college has hostel facility both for junior college students and degree students maintained by the college. The students are housed in a cluster of hostel buildings which can accommodate 400 students. At present nearly 800 students are living because of huge demand. Canteen facility is available in the college campus. A guest room is provided in the college building, The College maintains a garden with rare plants. A beautiful huge tree

Adansonia digitata Linn., commonly known as Boa bab, a rare tree of botanical interest and a sight to see.

On an average 75% students appear for a qualifying examination after the completion of the course. Dropout rate is 25% which is an area of concern. The pass percentage is consistently good and college has produced high ranking students at the University level.

The college provides financial assistance worth Rs.15,00,000/- (fifteen lakhs) to the eligible needy and students. More than 450 students avail themselves of different scholarships and free seats.

Enrolment and admissions to the under graduate programmes are governed by the college. Admissions to the PG programme are centralized through entrance examinations held by the university.

In the field of sports and games the students participate at the district, inter-collegiate and University levels. The students also participate in several cultural aotivities like dance, music competitions, rangoli, debate competitions, etc.

Fifty-two students have passed the 'B' certificate examination of the NCC. Students have also appeared for the 'C' certificate examination and the results are awaited.

The college has recently formed and Alumni Association and efforts are being made to strengthen the activities of the association.

Being a Govt. College, the policies are based on the guidelines given by the government. Internal coordination and monitoring is done by the Principal and various committees. The college council meets once in every fortnight to discuss the academic activities of the college. The college planning development council monitor academic and financial aspects of the college.

Students' representatives are nominated from each class. Each department has an academic association with these nominated representative office bearers and staff members at the apex of the office.

Professional training has been given to administrative officer, office superintendent and senior assistant.

There have been periodic changes in the fees structures as directed by state government.

There is a self-appraisal mechanism for teachers for their career advancement. The college has formulated a structured mechanism to collect feedback from students to evaluate the performance of the teachers. Teachers and staff avail of welfare schemes like group insurance, pension and gratuity.

The Government of Andhra Pradesh meets all the retirement benefits for the staff.

The College is able to mobilize funds from MPs, MLAs, alumni and parents.

The institution is successful to some extent in translating its vision and goals into practice inspite of constraints in the affiliating system.

The college has introduced a few job oriented courses under restructured syllabus.

The college generates funds from different external sources like the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Fund (MPLAD Scheme), donations from Alumni and Parents and Self Financing Courses.

Information collected from vernacular dailies, magazines & periodicals is kept in folders and placed in the reading room of the library.

The college provides much help for implementation of 'Velugu' programme, a World Bank funded rural development scheme formulated by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

Services of MANA T'V, a govt. satellite education channel, are well utilized.

There is a career guidance & counseling cell co-ordinated by one of the senior teachers.

The NSS and NCC units participate in 'Clean and Green programme'.

This is the only women college which has NCC programme in this district.

Staff members have served as mandal resource persons during janmabhoomi programme.

The entire flora of the campus is identified in binomial nomenclature with the common names recorded in registers.

The campus is protecting and maintaining a 400 years old tree of the species Adsansonia digitata Linn., which has great botanical interest and importance.

The recently introduced course in Aquaculture has a relevance to aquaculture farming of the locality.

Dodla Kousalyamma Women's College, Nellore, established with the specific objective of uplifting the rural women-folk in the field of education and employment is doing justice to its declared general aims and objectives. The college has a very congenial atmosphere for imparting quality education. The inter personnel relationship between the students, teachers and staff is very good and is reflected in the consistent good results of the college. The parents in the alumni are whole-heartedly ready to support the college in its endeavour to strive for excellence.

However, the Peer Team after examining various components of the college and interacting with the stakeholders would like to make the following recommendations for further improvement of academic and administrative ambience of the college.

*Establishment of a formal guidance cell, placement cell and mechanism for academic and personal counseling.

*Job-oriented and vocational courses with special stress on local needs may be introduced.

*A formal grievance redressal cell for both students and staff may be instituted.

*Considering the areas specific importance of the textile industry, the home science department may provide extension and consultancy services.

*Computer centre and library need to be provided with internet connectivity with access to teachers and students.

*In consultation with the home science department the menu in the hostel may be prescribed for a balanced diet.

*It is desirable to shift the present junior college (+2) from the main building and risk schedule the timings of degree courses in accordance with the UGC norms.

*Frequent transfers of teachers may be avoided as they tend to jeopardise quality education.

*Research activities may be encouraged and strengthened. The teachers may avail of UGC assistance under minor research projects, seminar grants and faculty improvement programme in addition to COSIP and COHSSIP.

*The library collections in terms of recent volumes have to be updated, Easy access to Internet, Inflibmet, CAL packages and reprographic facilities may be introduced.

*Hostel buildings require immediate repairs. The number of toilets and bathrooms is considerably small compared to the number of inmates. Immediate measures need to be taken to construct more toilets and bathrooms to provide a decent and hygienic living atmosphere to the inmates.

Peer Team expresses its appreciation of the positive initiative by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Higher Education Department by sending these representatives to the College during the Peer Team visit.

Prof. K. Muniyamma

Dr. K. Mohanan Pillai

Dr. S.V. Chindhade

Dr. S. V. Narasimhulu
D.K. Govt. Degree College for Women

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