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Jawahar Bharati Degree College, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh


Jawahar Bharati Degree College, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
Address: Plot / Street / Area
North Janatha Pet, kavali
Nellore (District Nellore)
Andhra Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 524201

Jawahar Bharati Degree College, Nellore Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Private Aided Under Graduate Co-Education Colleges. Jawahar Bharati Degree College, Nellore Andhra Pradesh is also known as Jawahar Bharathi Degree and PG College. Jawahar Bharati Degree College, Nellore Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 1981.

Principal of Jawahar Bharati Degree College, Nellore Andhra Pradesh is A.B.Paul Manohar (Mobile 9490320280.

Jawahar Bharati Degree College 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.

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Contact Details of Jawahar Bharati Degree College, Nellore Andhra Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-8626-43548
Academic Adviser: Dr. J.Krishna Prasad Babu
Dr. K. Rajagopal Reddy


Jawahar Bharati Degree College, Nellore Andhra Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).

Approval details: Jawahar Bharati Degree College is affiliated with Vikrama Simhapuri University (VSU), Nellore (Andhra Pradesh)

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NAAC report of Jawahar Bharati Degree College

1. Introduction
The Kavali College, Nellore Dist was started in 1951 by the 'Visvodaya' society that came into being mainly through the driving dynamism of a young person, Sri Dodla Ramachandra Reddy. He was inspired by the philosophy of French liberal thoughts, ideals of Indian Freedom struggle and a deep commitment to the upliftment of the downtrodden masses. But the responsibility undertaken by the young, enthusiastic educationist was indeed very hard for the town Kavali was situated in a very backward, drought-prone area subject to harsh vicissitudes of nature. The number of students enrolled in the first year was a mere 92. However, the college received animated support from the local people who craved for an institution of higher learning in their town. The College was upgraded into a degree college in 1954 when the student strength rose to 350. Originally affiliated to the Andhra University, the institution was soon shifted to the newly established S. V. University, Tirupathi. Another major experience of the College was the change of name itself in 1965 when Visvodaya College was renamed Jawahar Bharati Degree College in honour of the great nationalist leader and the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.

From the very beginning, the J. B. D. College strove to develop an individuality of its own not only in academic matters but also in the style of administration and organization. For example, the College had set up the Rector system and it still continues with it even under an affiliation pattern. Rector is the Head of all the educational institutions working under the Visvodaya society by virtue of which he exercises complete administrative and academic control of the J. B. D. College as well. Apparently, the system has worked soundly for it in no way infringed on the normal functions of the Principal. The system of having a Visitor for the college, bestowing fellowship and other honorary titles on the well-wishers of the institution etc is also retained.

Visvodaya society adopted Tamasoma Jyothirgamaya (Guide us from darkness to light) as its motto. Objectives of the Society for the realization of which the J. B. D. College was started are clearly defined: To work for the promotion of Fine Arts which are vital to the full flowering of the human personality; to impart the young aspirants to knowledge a living liberal education; to encourage the study of, and research into, the Literature, Art, Science and History of various World Civilizations; to form a nucleus of universal brotherhood without distinction of caste, creed or sex and to spread the gospel of universal love; and to serve and work for the uplift of illiterate and ignorant masses.'

Today the J. B. D. College is a premier college under the S. V. University. The Campus is vast with 97 acres of land out of which 52 acres are demarcated for the college, the remaining land being allotted to other sister institutions under the same Society. The college celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2001 and a number of developmental projects were carried out in this connection. This included the construction of a number of new blocs of buildings and setting up Ram's Center for Social Work and Culture (RCSWC) as an integral part of the college. RCSWC serves as the platform of the institution to reach out to the public in its various extension activities. One good feature of the Society is that it has built up a Corpus (Foundation) Fund of Rs. 55 lakhs the annual interest of which is spent for development of the educational institutions under the Society, including JBD College.

During the course of its evolution, the College has built up adequate infrastructure. There are spacious classrooms, well-equipped laboratories, multipurpose halls, both large and small, library, museum, computer center, herbarium, reading rooms Principal's chamber, administrative building, canteen, girl's waiting room, indoor games room, open air theater, guest rooms, Open University room, two men's hostels, a woman's hostel and a couple of residential quarters. Sports facilities are well provided. Playgrounds are developed within 15 acres of land for various sports and games.

The student strength has now about 2400 with female section constituting about 40 percent. Bulk of the students comes from educationally backward and socially marginalized sections of the farming and laboring communities of Nellore and the neighboring Prakasam districts. Nearly 70 percent of them stay in hostels. Men's hostels accommodate 1126 students and the girl's hostel 220 students. With more 60 percent results in the University exams, the college has apparently done well. It has also produced several rank holders in different years. A number of self-financing (SF) courses has been introduced recently. Admission is made purely on merit and on the basis of the reservation policy of the Govt. No donation is accepted for admission to any course. Courses offered include 12 combinations in B. Sc, 5 combinations in B. A, and B. Com in addition to one P.G course (M. Sc. Organic Chemistry). There are also 9 UGC approved add-on courses leading to Certificate/Diploma/Advance Diploma programmes. In addition, short-term certificate courses are offered in more than a dozen trades and professions. Altogether there are 18 departments in the College, 3 in Languages, 12 in Science, 4 in Arts, one in Commerce, besides the library and the physical education wing.

There are 100 teachers of which 16 hold Ph. D. and 13 others M. Phil. A few more are doing research and are registered for higher research degrees. Many faculty members are former students of the College. Three teachers (one each from the departments of Diary Science, Chemistry and English) have won the Best Teacher Award instituted by the Andhra Pradesh Govt during the years 2003, 2004 and 2005. Majority of the teachers have undergone FIP and FDP. A few have written textbooks for UG courses

The college library is good with more than 50,000 books, nearly 60 journals and periodicals and a good book bank with more than 7000 volumes. Office work is fully computerized and provided with necessary peripherals. The central computer facility works from 7.30 am to 5.00 pm. It has Internet and e-mail facilities.

Visvodaya Society has a well-knit and elaborate organizational structure with a large General Council which is also the common Governing Body for all the educational institutions coming under it. The affairs of the College are looked after by the Executive Committee (EC) consisting of the President, the Vice President, the Rector, the Dy Rector, Bursar and Advisor General among others. The Principal runs the college on behalf of the Society and he is assisted by two Vice Principals and various committees. There are 39.members on the administrative side besides quite a good number of ad hoc staff. Besides, quite a number of subject-based Clubs and Associations cater to the needs of the student population in the curricular and extracurricular advancement.

The J. B. D. College has displayed great capability on different occasions in the past in organizing a number of intercollegiate and University level events in sports and academic matters. Its annual cultural festival attracts a lot of attention of the people. The College has managed to get substantial donations from the Members of parliament for various developmental projects. Sri. Dasari Nagabhushana Rao, Member of Rajya Sabha allotted Rs. 5 lakhs from his LAD fund for the construction of the library. Another member of the Rajya Sabha, Sri Parvathareddy Prabhakar Reddy allotted Rs. 5 lakhs for construction of hostel buildings. Sri. Srinivasulu Reddy M. P. set apart Rs. 10 lakhs for the addition of an annexure to another hostel. A fourth donation came from Sri Y. Radhakrishna Murthy, M. P. who allotted an amount of Rs.12.5 lakhs from his LAD funds for the construction of a building for Dr. Ram's Center for Social Work and Culture.

Recently, the J. B.D. College was selected by the UGC as a College with Potential Excellence (CPE), which is indeed a rare distinction. Reportedly it is one of six colleges in the whole of Andhra Pradesh and one of about 120 institutions in the whole country to get the status of CPE from the UGC. The College is eligible to get an amount of Rs. 35 lakhs on this accord.

With such creditable background and confident outlook, the J B.D. College volunteered to be assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It prepared a self study report (SSR) and submitted it to the national agency which in turn constituted a Peer Team (PT) for the purpose with the following members:

Dr. A. N. P. Ummerkutty, former Vice Chancellor, Calicut University, Temple Gate P. O., Thalassery 670102 (Chairman), Dr, Siddalingaswamy, Coordinator, Quality Assurance Cell, Office of the Commissioner for Collegiate Education, Govt of Karnataka, 1, Palace Road, Bangalore 560001 (Member-Coordinator) and Dr. Prasanna Kumar Biswasroy, Sri Kamachi Nilayam, Lingarajpuram, Near Bus Stand, Berhampur 760001 (Member)

Members of the PT visited the College on 20th and 21st of February 2006. They went round the entire campus including all the administrative and departmental buildings, various classrooms and laboratories, library, computer center, canteen, Ram's Center for Social Work and Culture, sports facilities, hostels and all other functional units of the institution. Equipped with the information they already had gathered from the SSR, the members held detailed discussions with the Rector, the Principal, the faculty members, the students, the non-teaching staff, alumni, other representatives of the Management and other stake holding groups. They also went through all the records and files displayed for their scrutiny. On the basis of all the above, the PT submits the following report:

2. Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
Jawahar Bharati Degree College, Kavali follows the syllabi prescribed by S.V. University, Tirupati. The University follows the annual examination pattern for all the U.G. programme whereas credit based system is adopted in respect of Add on courses. The college has 18 departments in Arts, Science and Commerce streams. It is offering courses in English, Telugu, Hindi, History, Political Science, Economics and Philosophy for the Arts students. The science students have the opportunity to pursue programmes in Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics. The commerce students study commerce subjects with Computer Applications. The college also offers Post Graduate Programme in Chemistry on self finance basis. The college introduced 09 job oriented add-on courses i.e. Tourism and Travel Management, Journalism, Foreign Trade and Practices for Arts students, Aqua culture, Medicinal Plant Science and Still Photography and Audio product for Science students where as Office Management and Secretarial Practice, Advertising and Sales Promotion and Tax Procedure and Practice for Commerce students from the academic year 2005-06 with financial assistance from U.G.C. design of curricula of these courses has been done by the concerned faculty the college In addition to these the college also started short term certificate courses in Vermiculture, Food and Beverage preparation, Vedic Mathematics, Medical Lab Technology, Computer Fundamentals, M.S Office tools, Fashion Designing, Beautician Training, Desk Top Printing, Photo Lamination, Interior Decoration, Functional English and Accounting Packages on self financing basis.

There is flexibility to pursue a programme so far as elective and non-core options are concerned. The college has introduced two new course combinations for B. Sc. Students in the last three years. Ten senior teachers of the college are the members of Board of Studies of S.V. University. The college has developed a mechanism of receiving feedback from students on teaching programmes from out going students. However, the same mechanism may be extended to all the three years degree course students in order to make it more fruitful and relevant. The mechanism to receive feedback from students, peers and employers on teaching programmes is yet to be institutionalised. The courses offered by the college are in conformity with the missions, goals and objectives of the college.

Criterion II: Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
The college admits students to its undergraduate programmes on the basis of their academic record. The reservation policy of the Government of Andhra Pradesh is followed with a view to extending higher education to the underprivileged. Class tests, unit tests and test examinations are regular features to assess students' knowledge and skills. The college arranges remedial classes for the disadvantages students. Special attentions through remedial classes are provided to SC/ST students with the financial assistance from U.G.C. and the College Management. Advanced students are supported with departmental seminars and project works. The temporal plan is annual for UG courses and credit based for other courses. At the beginning of the academic session courses are divided into units and teachers prepare the teaching plan accordingly. Teaching diary to record daily progress of teaching has been introduced. The principal monitors the academic and teaching progress.

The teachers complete the syllabus in time. The students are informed about the method of evaluation, regulations, pattern of questions, distribution of markets and number of papers at the beginning of the term. The college hours are from 10 Am to 5 Pm Hrs on all week days. In the academic year 2004-05 there were 187 teaching days out of 202 working days. The faculty supplement the lecture method with participative teaching i.e. class room seminar, guest lectures, educational and industrial tours and by using T.V., C.D. Player, OHP, Slide Projector, Charts, Models and LCD Projector. The teacher's performance is evaluated through self-appraisals as per UGC guidelines. The teacher's performance is also evaluated through student's feedback questionnaire. The college encourages the teachers to avail the faculty development programme of UGC and also to participate in national and international seminars to update their knowledge. Several teachers attended refresher / orientation programmes to improve their knowledge. Two teachers were sanctioned fellowships by the UGC for completion of their research leading to Ph. D. degree. A large number of teachers participated in seminars / conferences. Some of the teachers are also invited as Resource persons to deliver lectures in their respective discipline. A good number of teachers are also members of professional bodies in their field and have exposure to the latest trends in their respective fields.

The self appraisal mechanism for the faculties is in the form of Annual Confidential Report. The recruitment process of the college is adopted according to the rules and regulations lay down by the UGC and the State Government. The college has the freedom to appoint adhoc teachers. The college organised UGC sponsored seminars and workshops on Human Rights and Higher Education in 2002. There is a study centre of Dr. Ambedkar Open University in the college which caters to the needs of local students to pursue different U.G. courses under its purview. The teachers are involved in the study centre programme. Almost all the science departments and the Commerce department have established linkages with University Centres and Local Corporate Sectors for their mutual benefit. Teachers participate in the administration of the college by acting as Convener and members of various committees. Three teachers of the Department of Dairy Science, Chemistry and English were awarded State Best Teachers award of the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh during the period 2003-2005. Students of the College have opportunity to participate in outdoor and indoor games and recreational facilities. The college is sensitive to the need for all-round academic development of the students.

Criterion III: Research Consultancy & Extension Activities
The college has been steadily encouraging the teachers to be in active research, for their academic development. Out of 42 permanent teachers 13 have Ph. D., 10 teachers have completed M. Phill, programmes. Among the 58 Adhoc teachers, 3 have Ph.D degree where other 3 have M. Phil as their highest qualification. Two teachers from the department of Physics and Statistics are full time research scholars under faculty Improvement programme of U.G.C. However 08 teachers are pursuing their Ph.D. programme on part time basis. Two senior teachers of the department of Chemistry and Zoology are recognised research guides of the S.V. University. Five faculty members of the college have been awarded Ph.D. degree during the last five years. A good number of teachers have published research papers in journals and authored / edited books. Many teachers have published popular articles in magazines and newspapers. One teacher in the department of Zoology has an ongoing minor research project funded by the UGC. The research committee of the college may motivate teachers of other departments to follow the foot steps of the departments like chemistry and zoology in research work. The college is yet to offer consultancy service in a formal way. Teachers having potential may be encouraged to offer consultancy services in their fields.

The college has a long-standing and rich tradition of extension activities. The NCC cadets and NSS volunteers take part in all these activities. Community Development, Social Work, Health and Hygiene Awareness, Adult Education and Literacy, Blood Donation Camp, AIDS Awareness, Plantations are some of the programmes organised by the college. The college has a designated person in charge of extension activities. The college organises extension activities in collaboration with Rotary Club, Red Cross Society and Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. The college has one unit of NCC for boys with 200 cadets. The extension activities of the NCC Cadets centered around Pulse Polio Programmes, Traffic Control, Blood Donation Camps, district level firing competition, etc. One NCC Cadet has participated in All India T.S.C. Camp conducted at New Delhi in October, 2005. Another six NCC Cadets have also participated in the National Integration Camp held at Meghalaya and Visakhapatnam during the year 2004. Few cadets secured 'B' and 'C' certificates during the session 2005. Many past NCC cadets of this college are absorbed in the State Police Service, CRPF, CISF, BSF and Army. Dr. Rama Centre for Social Work and Culture, a social service organisation of the college is accommodated in the college campus and undertakes a lot of social service programmes and promotes cultural talents of the region.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure & Learning Resources
The college has built up adequate infrastructure and developed learning resources over the past 55 years. The college has 42 class rooms 08 tutorial rooms and 21 laboratories for holding classes and practical. The classrooms are well ventilated and laboratories are reasonably equipped. The college ensures optimum utilization of its infrastructure facilities by providing space for administrative office, classrooms, laboratories, library, common room, canteen and a centre for distance education, open air theatre, guest house, computer centre, hostels, rooms for NCC and NSS office, seminar hall and parking shed. Local socio-cultural and literary organisations, other educational institutions and Govt. organisations are allowed to avail the infrastructural facilities of the college for holding academic conferences, debates, symposia, lectures and other social and cultural functions. The college has a master plan for future infrastructure development to keep pace with the academic growth of the college. The infrastructure of the college is maintained through external agencies out of the grants received from the government and donations received by the management from the pubic. The infrastructure is used to the maximum for academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

The college library is housed in a building with plinth area of 6500 sft. An advisory committee manages the library. The library has 53866 books. It subscribes to 75 journals and periodicals. The library remains open for 10 hours in a day i.e. from 8 AM to 6 PM. It offers book bank facility with 5663 books for the benefit of the needy students. The library has one computer, audio & video cassettes, reprography and Internet facility. The departments maintain their own separate departmental libraries. Computerization of the library is in progress. There is reading room facility for the students and teachers. The college has two computer labs with 64 PCs with LAN facility. Recently the college initiated its website. The computer labs remain open from 10.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. on all working days. Further, the college office has 08 computers and same numbers of computers are provided to the teaching faculty for their academic and research purposes. The college has two hostels for men and one hostel for women. The boys' hostels have the capacity to accommodate 1126 boarders where as the girls' hostel accommodates 220 students. Facilities like play ground, study room, mess at no profit no loss basis, and proper watch and ward are available in the hostels.

The college has sports facilities for both outdoor and indoor games. There is a multi-gym with required equipments. Students are encouraged to use the sports facilities. A full-time lecturer in sports supervises and coordinates the sports activities of the college. Five students of the college have participated at the national level sports in 2004-05. The college honours the students with cash prizes, track suits and endowment prizes for their outstanding achievements in sports and games. The college sports team grabbed overall institutional championship of S.V. University for six times during the period 1999 to 2005. The Bank of India has its extension counter in the college campus.

Criterion V: Students Support & Progression
The college publishes its prospectus annually for the benefit of the students. Courses are completed well before the examinations and remedial classes are offered for weak students. The results of the college in university examinations are satisfactory. The drop out rate is 27%. The college monitors the progression of the students to further studies. Some students of the college got employment in government and private organisations. Some of them have gone for self-employment. The career employment and counselling cell of the college provides necessary information to the students regarding self-employment programmes in job opportunities. The college to its credit has produced teachers, scientists, doctors, engineers, CAs, Judges, IAS officers, IPS officers, Advocates, Entrepreneurs, and successful Politicians. The college may formalise a system to maintain records of student progression. A number of students get scholarships provided by the government. The college gives fee concession and financial aid to the needy and deserving students from its own sources.

The Alumni Association of the college has been formed with branches at Hyderabad, Ongole and Nellore. The college maintains a healthy relationship with its alumni who are invited to the college to address the students and give suggestions for the academic development of the college. The alumni association also helps the college for its infrastructural development. However, there is further scope to avail the services of the alumni for the overall development of the college. The students have indoor and outdoor games facilities. Students of the college have represented the university in inter-university tournaments. Financial aid is available to the students granted by the Central and State Govt. The college assists the students through its student aid fund. Students have leisure time facility and the college organises cultural activities through various associations. The college publishes a monthly campus journal and an annual magazine and students are encouraged to write in it. The college promotes a sense of unity, national integration and inculcates civic values amongst the students through its various cultural activities and academic programmes.

Criterion VI : Organisation & Management
Visvodya being a registered society runs a number of educational institutions including the Jawahar Bharati Degree College. However, the college Governing Body consists of two members from the University, two members from the Visvodya (Rector and Correspondent) and the Principal of the college. The Rector being the Head of the Visvodya Institutions plays a significant role in managing the college. The teaching, non-teaching staff, alumni and Heads of the Departments (with 15 years of service) are members of the General Council of Visvodya. There are two Vice-Principals to assist the Principal in academic matters. There are 20 committees to aid and assist the Principal in the various activities of the college. The Principal in consultation with the Management Committee coordinates and monitors various academic programmes and polices. The Principal delegates his powers to various committees for the smooth functioning of the college. The recruitment of permanent teachers are done by the Management of the College with the approval of Commissioner of Collegiate Education. However, the college has freedom to appoint Adhoc teachers in the interest of the students. The college fills up vacancies by issuing advertisements in local newspapers and forming a selection committee according to Government / UGC rules. Out of 55 sanctioned posts of teacher's 13 sanctioned posts are lying vacant.

The administration of the College is participative and transparent. The performance of teachers is monitored through their self-appraisal and feed back from the students. Performance of non-teaching staff is monitored by the Rector, the Correspondent and the Principal. The college has recently constituted a Grievance Redressal Committee under the Chairmanship of Principal but it is yet to be organised under a certain full-fledged mechanism. The fees charged by the college for all the programmes covered by the grant-in-aid are as prescribed by the Government. The college charges Rs. 3000/- as tuition fees for the self-financing courses. The non-teaching staff are encouraged to become computer literates. They have undergone computer training in office documentation. The administrative, accounts and academic work of the college are computerized. The college prepares its budget annually. The college budget is deficit. The unit cost of education is Rs. 15197. The accounts are update. The accounts of the college are audited by a C.A. There are no major audit objections. The college is able to raise resources to a tune of Rs. 32.5 lakhs during the last three years. In addition to Bank and Provident fund loans, the Welfare Trust of the College also provides financial assistance to both teaching and non-teaching staff. There is cordial relationship between the management and the staff. Students are disciplined and the college functions in a harmonious atmosphere.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The college has a mechanism for internal quality checks, periodic class tests, unit tests and projects for the students.

The Management extends financial help to the employees to meet medical and other exigencies.

The Governing Body members, parents and ex-students maintain very good rapport with the college and have desire for its growth.

The students are disciplined and are actively involved in academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and have immense potentiality in dance, song, community developmental extension activities and other cultural activities.

The college is offering a good number of add- on courses at B.A., B.Com. and B.Sc. level.

The college has 7 endowment lectures from eminent scholars for the benefit of students staff and public

The college also imparts Chemistry in M.Sc. on self financing basis.

The college is offering need based certificate courses

The NSS unit and NCC cadets exerted to inculcate sense of civic responsibility and spirit of fighting against the adversities and agonies of life seems to be very strong among them. They have carries out a number of extension activities.

The college collaborates with various Govt agencies Os and NGOs for extension activities.

The University results of the students of this college are promising, indicative of good academic atmosphere.

3. Overall Analysis
It is a pleasure to note that the JBD College has earned a great deal of goodwill among the local people. Without doubt, the Jawahar Bharati has made a difference in the life of the people of the entire area. The number of eminent personalities the institution has produced is ample evidence towards its contribution to the renaissance of the area. The elaborate and well-worked out system of making nominations to the General Council and other organizational bodies from amongst the alumni and well-wishers has apparently worked satisfactorily and has established a close working relationship between the college and the local populace. The annual cultural festival of the Jawahar Bharati attracts good response and is welcomed as a healthy contribution the College has made to the richness of the cultural life of the town. The College has taken fresh initiatives whenever that was demanded. The Silver Jubilee and the Golden Jubilee celebrations offered good occasions for bringing about new developmental activities. The history of the Jawahar Bharati reveals that right leadership can be the live wire in the unlimited flowering of human minds.

In the course of study of the SSR and during the visit to the College, the PT was pleased to note a number of worthy points in the functioning of the college. These points are compiled below as commendations. The PT has also taken liberty to make a few suggestions for future consideration of the management in their continued efforts in the development of the institution. They are separately listed as suggestions.

Setting up of a corpus (foundation) fund of Rs. 55 lakhs is a step in the right direction.
Setting up of a Poor Students' Aid Fund to help the deserving students is appreciated.
The College had shown progressive dynamism by restructuring some of the courses like B. Sc. Electronics, Diary Science and Horticulture.

Introduction of SF courses in a number of new subjects is a welcome action.

A number of teachers are on the Boards of Studies as Chairmen or members and also on other academic bodies of the S. V. University.

Remedial coaching is regularly organized for needy students belonging to SC and ST communities.

Setting up of a separate Ram's Center for Social Work and Culture as a platform of the college for its socially-oriented activities is a welcome action.

Several staff members availed the FIP and completed either M. Phil or Ph. D. during the tenure.

The Students' Council meetings are convened periodically to discuss problems related to students and to suggest remedial measures.

The College has the unique distinction of having bagged the State Best Teacher Award consecutively for three years in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Students are sent to manufacturing and processing units for on the site practical experience.

Wide use of A/V aids, overhead projectors, slides, transparencies etc is appreciated.

That four teachers have done Ph. D. and seven teachers have done M. Phil as part time scholars without financial support is indeed highly laudable.

The S. V. University recognized the HOD of the Zoology Dept and HOD of the Chemistry Dept as Research Guides.

The college is selected by the UGC for introduction of career oriented add-on courses at first degree level leading to the award of Certificate/Diploma/Advanced Diploma in all the three streams of B. A., B. Sc. and B. Com. Started during the year 2005-2006.

The college started a mechanical workshop partly using COSIP funds and provides training to students in various trades like cutting, drilling, filing, design of objects on lathe etc.

More than 1700 students received various financial assistance during the last year.

The PT notes with satisfaction that the various subject-based Clubs and Departmental Associations conduct several functions every year.

It is heartening to note that the College has been able to mobilize 70 endowment scholarships and prizes in various subjects and classes which are sure to be good encouragements to students for the pursuit of knowledge.

The sports facilities are good and good encouragement is given to sport persons. many sport persons have attained high position through the performance in sports.

Participation of teachers and students in public programmes like Janmabhoomi project and as resource persons for the local bodies is welcome.

That the College does not collect capitation fee or donation for admission or appointment is heartily appreciated.

The College has permitted Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University to conduct their contact classes in the campus. It also offers its space to be utilized for public purposes.

J. B. D. College has a high profile Alumni Association which is working for quite sometime now. The Alumni include several Central and State ministers, MPs, MLAs, IAS and IPS officers, judges of the courts, professors, senior Govt officials, doctors, lawyers, engineers and civil servants among others. It will be worthwhile if the Association can consider setting up, in collaboration with the College authorities, a separate Center for training students to prepare them for various competitive exams. Such a step could be a major triumph for the college.

While appreciating that the teachers are sent to different Universities for FDPs, it is suggested that the Jawahar Bharati itself might conduct seminars/workshops inviting experts and resource persons from outside to empower the faculty and students in pedagogy and in updating knowledge in the subjects concerned. Such exposures to outside realities will be highly beneficial to the college community as a whole. Different department might do it on a rotational basis either jointly or separately.

Apparently a Research Cell (RC) already functions in the college. However, it is desirable to activate it further so that research culture takes root as an independent activity supportive to teaching programmes. Research is needed to keep a learning mindset which is a precondition for good teachers. RC may help the teachers in preparing research projects, coordinate their activities and also assist them in getting necessary funds outside funding agencies.

The College may consider setting up a Quality Assurance Cell (QAC) at the earliest. This is all the more important for the accredited institutions since all future plans of growth and development will henceforth be linked to quality enhancement as well. QAC might be manned by the highest authorities and should include representatives of all the stakeholders. QAC should also have sufficient authority and prestige.

During the academic year 1988-89, the College was conferred Autonomy by the UGC, butwas given up three years later in view of the apprehension among the students and the parents regarding sanction of welfare scholarships and prospects of admission to PG courses. The PT feels that the authorities might reconsider the matter and, after removing misapprehensions and fears, might try again for Autonomy. The JBD College seems absolutely a fit case for Autonomy.

We are thankful the Principal, management, faculty members students ,on teaching staff and all others for extending full cooperation to us during our work in the campus.

Dr. A. N. P. Ummerkutty (Chairman)

Dr. Siddalingaswamy (Member-Coordinator)

C.V.R Dhaveji, Principal

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