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Sri V S Sivalingam Chettiar Government Degree College, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
Sri V S Sivalingam Chettiar Government Degree College, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
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Sriharikota Road, Sullurpet
Nellore (District Nellore)
Andhra Pradesh, IndiaPin Code : 524121
Sri V S Sivalingam Chettiar Government Degree College, Nellore Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Government Under Graduate Co-Education. Sri V S Sivalingam Chettiar Government Degree College, Nellore Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 1981.
Sri V S Sivalingam Chettiar Government 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 Sri V S Sivalingam Chettiar Government Degree College, Nellore Andhra Pradesh are : 08623-242157
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BA, B.Com., B.Sc.,
Approval details: Sri V S Sivalingam Chettiar Government Degree College is affiliated with Sri Venkateswara University (SVU), Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh)
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NAAC report of Sri V S Sivalingam Chettiar Government Degree CollegeSECTION - I
Sri V.S.S.C. Government Degree College, (Co-education) was established in 1981 at Sullurpet of Nellore District. The objective was to cater to the needs of the rural students in higher education of Sullurpet and its environ.
Sullurpet lies on the Southern Periphery of Nellore District adjoining Tamilnadu. It lies to the west of Sriharikota and Pulicat Lake on National Highway-5. The famous rocket launching station of SDSC - SHAR at Sriharikota Island is situated at a distance of 16 kms. from this town. Sullurpet was once a sleepy village. It is becoming thriving urban centre because of its proximity to SDSC - SHAR at Sriharikota and coming up of three Special Economic Zones (SEZ) at the near by Tada, Naidupet and Chillakur regions.
The college owe its foundation to a noted Industrialist and Philanthropist from Chennai, Sri. V.S. Sivalingam Chettiar. The college is located in a building with built in area 5127 Sq. mtrs. The college campus is spread over 4.90 acres of land. The college is affiliated to Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. The college got recognition of UGC under section 2(f) and 12(b) in 1993.
The motto of the college has been to serve the disadvantaged rural community by providing them with modern higher education of good quality.
The college was started with conventional B.A., and B.Com. degree courses. The student strength was 99. Science courses were added in 1992 and the restructured courses were introduced during the year 1998. Present strength of student is 452 of which girls constitute 43%. The majority of students belong to the socially and economically disadvantaged communities.
The college has 10 class rooms, 8 Laboratories, One Library, One Reading Room and a Seminar Hall. It has a plan of an independent Library building and an open air auditorium. There is separate gymnasium, Girls waiting room, toilets for staff and students, vehicle parking shed for the staff and cycle shed for students.
The college offers courses in Arts, Social Sciences, Commerce and Science faculties leading to B.A., B.Sc., and B.Com. degrees. There are 7 programme options. It offers 6 self-financed programmes. Total number of teaching faculty is 23. Out of these 9 male and 3 female teachers are permanent lecturers. There is one male and one female guest lecturer. The rest of faculties are contract lecturers drawing consolidated pay for a period of eight to nine months work. There are 16 sanctioned posts of non-teaching staff. At present 11 persons are in position.
The college provides support services of library with 7100 titles and 9194 books. The library encompasses carpet area of 600 Sq.ft. There are 43 computers in the college. The student : book ratio is 9194 : 452.
The college has unlevelled open space, gymnasium, women's rooms, canteen, vehicle and cycle sheds etc. There are two units of N.S.S., one for male and one for female students on enrolment.
After submission of self-study report to NAAC by the college in January 2007, the NAAC constituted the Peer Team to visit the college and to validate the self-study report.
The Peer Team comprised the following Members :
Former Vice-Chancellor, Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad -- Chairperson
Former Director of Collegiate Education, Chennai
Tamilnadu -- Member Co-ordinator
Professor, P.G. Department of Research in Botany
Karnataka University, Dharwad, Karnataka -- Member
The Peer Team visited the college from 22nd to 24th March 2007.
Prior to visit, the Peer Team has gone through self study report submitted by the college carefully and has made detailed analysis of facts and figures. During its visit, the team visited all departments of college, perused documents and the facilities available, and interacted with the different stakeholders of the college.
The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities were reviewed. The Peer Team also interacted with the Principal, State Govt. representative keeping in mind the criteria identified by the NAAC. The academic exercise related to the assessment of the college under various criteria was undertaken. The following are the recommendations and suggestions:
SECTION - II
Criterion-I : Curricular Aspects
Sri V.S. Sivalingam Chettiar Government Degree College, Sullurpet has clear vision regarding the mission, goals and objectives. It is to evolve the college into a quality learning organization through specific academic programmes. The college has a mission to fulfill the aspirations of the backward rural population of the region. The college has the objective of development of knowledge, skills and attitudes in students so that they are empowered with necessary competencies to face the global competition.
The college follows the curriculum prescribed by the S.V. University, Tirupati. It offers B.A. degree course with combination of subjects which include Telugu, Hindi, English, History, Economics, and Rural Industrialization; B.Sc. degree course with combinations of subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and Microbiology; B.Com. degree course with general subjects. However, the college has offered English medium restructured courses with Computer Applications, Advertisement and Sales Promotion and Sales Management from 1998-99, B.Com. course with Telugu medium was made available in the year 2005. Common Core subjects like Indian Heritage and Culture, Science and Civilization and Environmental studies are of interdisciplinary nature. These subjects promote community orientation and awareness about surrounding eco systems. All these courses not only contribute to development of academic skills, but also provide opportunity of career training to students. It enhances employability of student in the job market. It serves the purpose for value addition to traditional courses. The college offers 6 self-financed courses.
The S.V. University developed the course curriculum from time to time. The academic bodies like Board of studies, Faculties and Academic council are involved in the curriculum review and revision. The Principal of the college is Chairman, Board of Studies in Economics. Teaching staff send their suggestions to University. The suggestions are based on the feedback from students, Alumni and Parents. It takes two to three years for major syllabus revision.
The college could not introduce the UGC Scheme of Vocationalization at U.G. level to develop vocational skills in students to make them employable in the world of work.
Criterion II : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Students are admitted to different courses on the basis of their academic performance at the qualifying examination. e.g., marks obtained in Intermediate, CBSE (+2) or any equivalent examination. Government of Andhra Pradesh rules regarding reservations are strictly observed. 3% seats are reserved for physically challenged students and 5% seats are reserved for NCC/Sports/Ex-Servicemen. Government reservation policy ensures access to undergraduate courses for S.C. / S.T. and other backward class communities. The college has total strength of 452 students of which 339 belong to reserved category.
Demand ratio to seats in UG restructured courses is 1:15.
The unit cost excluding the salary component is Rs.4213 in 2006-07.
The students come from different academic, economic and social background. Students' knowledge, skills, liking and skills in sports, games cultural activities are assessed through oral interview by the teachers after the admissions are over. Students are categorized as slow learners and advanced learners. Slow learners and students with non-subject background and Telugu medium students are provided with bridge and remedial courses. Advanced learners are provided with opportunities to exhibit their skills through seminar presentations, project work, engaging in innovative, creative and competitive programmes.
The academic calendar supplied by S.V. University, Tirupati forms the basis of curriculum transaction during the academic year. The teaching, learning and evaluation schedule includes students' seminars, assignments, tutorials, quizzes, group discussions. It is supplemented by guest lectures, study tours, monthly tests, terminal examination along with formal lectures and practicals in the classrooms and laboratories respectively.
Almost all the courses are taught through lecture method. Science subjects have involvement of students through performing practicals. It provides an opportunity for independent learning as well as participatory learning. Active learning is provided through question-answer session, tutorials, assignments, mini study projects, seminars, guest lectures, field trips and study tours. The teaching faculty makes use of ICT in class room teaching like CDs, Maps, Charts, use of Mana T.V. programmes, Internet, PPP through LCD and OHP.
The Teaching-learning transaction process is monitored by the class teacher. The ward system is useful to monitor and guide the academic progress of the students.
The faculty and students keep themselves abreast of the recent trends and developments in education and the subjects in particular through new arrivals in the library, journals, periodicals, latest text books and reference books.
Teachers are recruited through A.P.P.S.C., A.P.C.S.C., Departmental promotion committees promotes teachers from Junior College Cadre to lecturers in Senior college cadre. Temporary lecturers are recruited through College Planning and Development Committee. Contract and Guest faculty comes under Department of Higher Education, Andhra Pradesh. As per the additional work load DHE, Hyderabad allows new posts where new courses are introduced.
The college has 23 sanctioned posts of lecturers. All the posts have been filled in. No Teacher is having Ph.D. as the highest qualification. Four teachers have M.Phil. degree as highest qualification. Rest of the teachers are having P.G. Degree in their respective subjects. One teacher has submitted thesis for M.Phil. and another teacher has registered for Ph.D. The teaching faculty in English, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Mathematics is not adequate. The student teacher ratio is 20:1.
Teachers are encouraged to participate in professional development programmes. Teachers have attended 19 refresher programmes, 8 workshops and 10 orientation programmes. The college could organize one U.G.C. Seminar and 25 endowment lectures in the college. Dr. S. Janardhana Rao, Lecturer in Telugu received Best Teacher Award in 2004 from Government of Andhra Pradesh. The college has 210 working days and 186 teaching days.
Evaluation of teaching is done through self appraisal by teachers. Students feed back on the teaching faculty is collected in a format. It is analyzed and remedial actions are taken by teachers. This helps them to improve their performance. Students learning performance is measured through monthly tests, terminal examinations, pre-final and final examinations. Performance of their skills and attitudes development is ascertained though different co-curricular and extra curricular programmes.
Criterion-III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
As the college has only UG Courses, there is little scope for research culture. It has a college project with budget provision of Rs.2000/-. One of the faculty members has registered for Ph.D. The commerce faculty teachers guide the staff regarding Income Tax. It is provided free of cost.
In addition to this there are Red Ribbon Club, Youth Red Cross Wing, Eco Club and Consumer Club.
A variety of extension programmes are conducted by these units of the college such as AIDS awareness programmes, Blood donation camps, consumer awareness, Environmental awareness programme, Save A Child Heart Programme. Rs.2250/- have been contributed towards Tsunami relief fund two years ago. The college N.S.S. unit has adopted a neighboring village Kudiri for extension work. The N.S.S. volunteers distributed Homoeopathic medicine for preventing Chicken Gunya in collaboration with NGO's to villagers. Free Medical Camp was conducted by N.S.S. with the help of NGOs at Davadigunta village.
All the college departments have established linkages with local and state level agencies for training, teaching and extension activities.
The college has close linkage with Department of Collegiate Education. Department of Commerce is having linkages with Nationalized banks, Insurance Companies and Industries, Department of Sciences is having linkages with SDSC - SHAR, NIPPO factory at Tada, Asian Peroxides Ltd., etc.
Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has a well equipped new building consisting of two blocks. One block was built and gifted by SHAR in 1990 and the other block was built recently by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. The college has 10 classrooms and 8 laboratories. Exclusive rooms are earmarked for the office. There is low lying college playground prone to water logging. It is not fit for conducting sports. The college has received Rs.5 lakhs from M.P. LADS for raising the low lying ground. The college has Volley Ball court, Tennikoit, Shuttle Courts, Table Tennis facilities. A gymnasium with six stations has been added this year. There are suitable additions to physical infrastructure with the help of SHAR and Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. There are separate cycle sheds and toilets for boys and girls. There are common rooms and rest rooms for women teachers and staff and girl students. The maintenance of physical infrastructural facilities is looked after by government agencies. There is budget provision as per needs.
The college building is used by the Government for election work, I.T.I. Examinations are also conducted in the college building. The college computer laboratory is also used by Govt. from time to time.
Total carpet area of library room is 600 Sq.Ft. The library has collection of 7100 titles and 9194 books. The library subscribes to 22 Indian journals. It subscribes to 19 magazines. There are 55 back volumes of journals. The library has a Book Bank with 1028 books. New addition of books ranges between 25 and 55 costing Rs.10,000/- to Rs.20,000/-. There is need to increase the budget provision and number of new additions.
The library has open access system. The library is partially computerized. Average number of books issued/returned is 50 per day. The library is open from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. The library functions under the library Advisory committee.
There are 27 computer terminals and 43 computers in the college. It has established a U.G.C. Network Resource Centre in 2005 with a server and two computers. It is accessible to staff and students. There is a canteen and Health Centre.
There is no hostel facility at present.
Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
Sullurpet is a small town. The college mainly serves the rural students from and around this small town. SDSC - SHAR had been its feeder area. The important feature of this college is that 75% of students belong to the down trodden sections of the society. They lack motivation.
Pass percentage of academic year 2004-05 and 2005-06 has been 65.12% and 61.71% respectively. Quite a good number of students passed in first class. Drop out rate in UG programmes for last two batches were 0.14 and 0.09.
As per the information available with the college, around 55% students pursue further studies and around 205 students have been employed.
The college publishes the Hand book and Magazine. It has a plan to have its website. Government Scholarships and freeships are available to backward class students. Special Book Bank scheme is available to them. Remedial classes are also provided to under achievers and slow learners.
The college has a Career Guidance Cell. Information regarding employment opportunities is disseminated by organizing seminars, workshops and personality development lectures. Each teacher provides academic and personal counseling to students under ward system.
Alumni Association has been functioning actively since last year. It has been instrumental in getting Rs.10 Lakhs from M.P.L.A.D.S. and persuaded Tirupati Constituency M.P. to help the college to start P.G. Centre. It is in the pipe line.
One of the Alumni is working as Sub-Editor of Andhra Jyothi and majority of alumni are working as software engineers at Chennai, Hyderabad, Dubai, Kolkata and U.S.A.
The college has recently established a Grievance Redressal Cell in 2005. It comprises of staff and students' representatives. The grievances are collected in a complaint box. The GRC redresses the grievances regularly.
The college has implemented a unique Group Insurance Scheme under Group Janata Policy.
The college has created poor boys fund to help needy students. Medical facilities are provided to students through Health Centre.
Two physically challenged girls are provided with scholarships. A group of their friends and college attendant help them. The college monitors their welfare. The college highlights the achievement of students in sports by felicitating them. Two students have represented S.V. University in Inter University Games in Volley Ball and Basket Ball during the year 2005-06.
Director of Physical Education of this college has acted as an organizing secretary to conduct district intermediate inter collegiate tournaments.
Criterion VI : Organization and Management
The Government of Andhra Pradesh frame the policies for the organization and management of all government colleges. The college functions under the administrative and academic leadership of the principal. The coordinating and monitoring mechanism with in-built checks and balances is done by the Principal through College Planning and Development Committee. Three staff members are members of C.P.D.C. It is statutory body of the college.
All college activities are conducted through more than 30 committees which comprise of the faculty and student representatives.
The staff council plans all the curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular activities of the college. All important decisions are taken by the Staff council. There is a substantial decentralization and delegation of powers. Internal co-ordination is done by the Principal. The management of the college is transparent and participatory.
The meetings of statutory bodies are held every month. 80% decisions of these bodies are implemented immediately. 20% decisions are implemented after getting clearance from D.C.E. The institution had a perspective plan for next 5 years e.g., five year plan 2006-2011.
The Annual Academic calendar is given by S.V. University. The college follows it. However the activities planned by the college in addition to university academic calendar are integrated into it.
New posts of teaching and non-teaching staff are created by the Govt. in Higher Education. Teachers are recruited by A.P.P.S.C./A.P.C.S.C., Recruitment through promotions and transfers are made from Junior lecturers by Departmental committee. C.P.D.C. makes Contract and Guest faculty recruitment as per needs.
The ratio of teachers to non-teaching staff is 2:1. The newly recruited teachers are deputed for in service training programmes such as refresher courses, orientation programmes, seminars, workshops, conferences & two day repositioning of higher education programmes etc. . The office maintains all the documents related to admissions, fee collection and salary disbursements. The functioning of the office is monitored by the principal and accounts are checked properly.
The financial matters of the college are carried out as per Govt. Policy, norms and established practices. The fee structure is as per Govt. rules and it is revised every three years. Purchase committee follows all the standard purchase practices of Govt. The college is fortunate to receive generous help from D.O.S./S.D.S.C., SHAR. Local M.P. and M.L.A. Political leaders also provide funds for the college development. The Alumni Association gifted students canteen facility worth Rs.45,000. A retired teacher and the existing faculty have also contributed in cash and kind to construct Saraswati Statue and Cycle stands for the use of students and staff.
There is Grievance Redressal Cell for teachers and the staff. Self-appraisal of performance is done by the teaching faculty. The performance appraisal of teaching is done by the students also.
Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
The college follows and implements academic schedule prescribed by the university. In addition to this and with a purpose to enhance the quality of teaching, learning and evaluation, the college has supplemented the academic schedule of the Sri Venkateswara University with co-curricular programmes such as seminars, tutorials, internal continuous tests and examinations, quizzes, guest lectures and study tours.
The college principal and one of the members of the academic committee take round of the campus and see the classes are conducted as per time table and the students attend classes. Coverage of syllabus is reviewed on monthly basis. Examination results and performance in co curricular and extra curricular activities is reviewed by academic committee.
The college administration is democratic and follows participatory mode of governance by involving teachers, non teaching staff, students, alumni, parents and the society at large. There is openness and transparency in administration.
The college conducts bridge courses and remedial classes for the benefit of these students. The college conducts different co curricular and extra curricular activities, N.S.S. activities help to inculcate civic responsibilities among students. They undertake outreach and extension activities.
The college provides value based education programmes. A paper on Indian and Heritage and Culture along with Science and Civilization is compulsory for First Year degree students. This paper is interdisciplinary. It enlightens students about India's composite culture and cultivates scientific temper among students.
A Gender audit has been done in the college. The ratio of the girls to boys in each class, course and in the college as a whole is prominently displayed in the Principal's Chamber. Conscious efforts are made to prevent gender discrimination.
SECTION - III
Positive Strengths of the college :
The college is government run and government funded institution. It gets financial and administrative support from the government.
Sri V.S.S.C. Government Degree College, Sullurpet is 16 km. away from Sriharikota. The famous Rocket launching station of SDSC - SHAR. Special Economic Zones are coming up at Tada, Naidupeta, and Chillakur regions. SDSC - SHAR has supported the college infrastructural facilities and it has been chief benefactor of the college.
The college alumni association have raised and provided funds for the development of the college by addition of amenities like Canteen, Aqua Guard Drinking Water etc.
The college though run by the government could succeed in introducing 6 self financed courses. These courses include Rural Industrialization, Advertisement and Sales Promotion, Microbiology and Statistics. They are need based and employment oriented courses.
The college provides opportunities to students to develop global competencies such as Analytical Ability, Team Work, Communication Skills and Cosmopolitan outlook through curricular, co curricular and extra curricular programmes.
Consumer awareness Programmes are conducted to educate the consumers.
Recommendations / Suggestions :
Additional Physical Infrastructural facilities be created as per future plan of the college including separate building for Library.
The academic departments may be provided with adequate qualified and permanent teaching faculty.
There is need to start vocational courses under U.G.C. scheme of Vocationalization of education at under graduate level.
Non-conventional certificate and diploma courses to be made available to develop vocational skills in students to make them employable for the jobs being created in globalization process such as Fashion Design technology, Leather technology, Instrumentation, Aqua Culture, Tourism, Lab Technician, Textile Management and Disaster Management etc.
Inter disciplinary Courses at U.G. level may be started in the areas of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and areas which will be supportive to the jobs likely to be available in coming up areas of SEZ.
Additional reference / source / Text Books be purchased for the Library. The college may subscribe to standard journals and periodicals for library.
P.G. Programmes in Telugu/Humanities, Commerce, Microbiology, Biotechnology, I.T., Women studies need to be introduced.
Hostel facilities for Boys and Girls be created.
The college may provide extra coaching facility to students to prepare them for competitive examinations and banking service examinations.
The college should organize State/National level conferences, Seminars, Workshops so as to have exchange of eminent teachers and scholars of National and International repute. The college needs to have a small Guest House of its own.
Teaching faculty be essentially encouraged to register for Ph.D. in their respective discipline.
Teaching faculty be encouraged to undertake major and minor research projects.
The college may have an effective interaction with business world and industry in the coming up SEZ area.
Language Laboratories in Telugu and English need to be established. Students may be encouraged in Soft Skills, Communication ability in English language.
Office Administration and Library need to be computerized fully with Internet facility.
N.C.C. Unit be started in the college.
The college needs to have I.Q.A.C. to monitor Quality of Education and Administration to ensure commitment and accountability.
More sports facilities be provided with fully developed play field.
Available Computers and Internet facilities may be made accessible to students and faculty for their learning and teaching.
Mass tree plantation could be undertaken in the open space available along with propagation of herbal plants.
The college can prepare a layout map to display the location of the rooms and exhibit it in the entrance.
The Peer Team puts on record its appreciation for the co-operation and hospitality extended by the college during the Peer Team visit to the college.
Prof. K.P. Sonawane, Chairperson
Dr. K. Kumarasamy, Member Co-Ordinator
Dr. H.C. Lakshman, Member
Shri M. Dasaradhaiah, Principal.
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