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Chatrapati Sivaji Tri Satajayanthi Government Kalasala (CSTS Government Degree College), West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh
Chatrapati Sivaji Tri Satajayanthi Government Kalasala (CSTS Government Degree College), West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh
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West Godavari (District West Godavari)
Andhra Pradesh, IndiaPin Code : 534447
Chatrapati Sivaji Tri Satajayanthi Government Kalasala (CSTS Government Degree College), West Godavari Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Government Under Graduate Co-Education. Chatrapati Sivaji Tri Satajayanthi Government Kalasala (CSTS Government Degree College), West Godavari Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 1974.
Chatrapati Sivaji Tri Satajayanthi Government Kalasala (CSTS Government Degree College) is situated in West Godavari of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. West Godavari comes under West Godavari Tehsil, West Godavari District.
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Approval details: Chatrapati Sivaji Tri Satajayanthi Government Kalasala (CSTS Government Degree College) is affiliated with Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)
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NAAC report of Chatrapati Sivaji Tri Satajayanthi Government Kalasala (CSTS Government Degree College)Section I : Preamble
Chatrapathi Sivaji Tri Shatajayanthi Govt. Kalasala Jangareddigudem. Arts, Science and Commerce college was established in the year 1974 by the Sarvodhaya leader Sri. Ch. V.P. Murthy Raju ex-Minister of Andrapradesh Government. Subsequently the college was taken over by the Govt. of Andra Pradesh in the year 1997. This college is affiliated to Andra University. Vishakapatnam. The goal and objective of this Educational Society is to promote value based higher Education to this tribal backward area by establishing and conducting an Institution for the development of the youth of nearly forty villages in and around Jangareddygudem. In tune with the objectives of the society the college has set its goals to provide value based, disciplined socially committed and scientifically sound education to students so as to mould them into responsible citizens of India.
The college is located in a rural area of Jangareddigudem West Godhavari district and it well defines the poem 'lead kindly light'. Its mission is to provide higher education to the poor and backward sections of the society, striving to uplift them culturally, socially and economically thus moulding their personality including leadership qualities, confidence building and self reliance.
The college has been imparting higher education in Arts, Commerce and Science for the last 32 years to the socially and economically backward communities around Jangareddigudem of West Godavari Dist. The college is yet to be recognized by the UGC under 2(f) and 12 (B). College is fully funded by Andrapradesh Govt. and the campus area is about 8.30 acres.Number of programme options are four and the number of subjects taught in the Institution is about 10. while the self financed B.Sc programme is in English medium the rest are in Telugu medium . The total number of students are 579, out of which about 350 students are getting scholarships.
The college systematically planned for assessment and accreditation by by NAAC, being encouraged by the workshop conducted by the Central University, Hyderabad. The NAAC constituted a peer Team consisting of Dr. Nagappa professor Emeritus Mysore University, Karnataka as chairperson and Prof. Indhrani Sridharan, Former Principal Ethiraj college for Women Chennai as member coordinator to visit the college. The peer team visited the college during 28th, 29th and 30th of March 2007 to make an assessment of the College. Dr. Sujatha P. Shanbhag Assistant Advisor NAAC co-ordinated the peer team visit.
During the onsite visit, the peer team organized meetings and held discussions with various constituents of the Institution as per the scheduled programme. The peer team met the Principal, steering committee members and also the Founder of the college. During the course of the visit the peer team visited different departments, Laboratries and office, besides interacting with the students, parents and alumni, and also verified various documents relating to the college and its activities. After visiting the Institution and observing the system, policies, procedures and infrastructural facilities, the team makes the following criterion wise analysis and over all observations and suggestions.
The college offers Four Programme options namely, B.A with Economics, History and Politics, B. COM and B. SC with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Mathhematics ,Physics and Computer Science, the latter being a self-funded programme. The Institution offers three Certificate Courses, one in Communication Skills and two in Computer Skills. The curriculum is oriented to enable the students to take up professional courses, B.Ed, or competitive examinations .The curriculum is strengthened with co-curricular and extra- curricular activities.
The vision of the college is to transform itself into a symbol of unifying force of all diverse global knowledge from a world stand point, while the mission is quality enhancement. Naturally since its inception the college is rendering yeomen service to the predominantly tribal area by offering quality education at minimum cost. The Institution takes pride in creating awareness and empowering the disadvantaged segments of society. The Institution has a vision to inculcate leadership qualities and initiatives in its students making them self-sufficient.. This is reflected in its goals namely, imparting quality higher education at minimum cost, reducing the gap between urban and rural particularly tribal students in education, inculcating awareness, evolving a broad based system of education, developing holistic view of life in students and motivating them to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
The Institution has as its objectives providing opportunities for all round development, establishing industry-lab-academic linkages, instill confidence through projects, character building through inculcation of core values of life and gearing up to foster international outlook. All these initiatives are made known to the students through curriculum, interaction and outreach programmes. The academic programmes provide knowledge, while the certificate courses provide skills and the extension activities bring the students closer to the community.
Students are assessed through slip tests, half-yearly examinations and pre-final examinations and are provided extra coaching through remedial classes, assignments, seminars, group discussions etc.. To supplement the University designed syllabi ICT learning, E-learning, guest lectures, field trips etc are organized , exposing the students to global trends. The extension activities like NSS, Lead India, Eco- club, Red-Ribbon club etc inculcate a strong national sense.
Though the curriculum is designed by the University, the faculty takes initiative through their membership in the Boards of Study and Boards of examination in bringing about changes in the syllabi, making it relevant to contemporary needs. Development of student skills are achieved through certificate courses, field trips, projects etc. While Computer training is given to all students, value education is imparted through subjects like Indian Heritage and Culture. Use of Audio Visual Aids, OHP, Internet etc not only bring ICT into curriculum, but also strengthen learning process.
Programme options are limited since the Institution offers only four programmes. The certificate courses in Computer Application., Desktop Publishing and Spoken English help in the promotion of skills in the students. The three major system of the UG programme satisfies the inter disciplinary approach. Computer training is given to the faculty. Academic flexibility is restricted by University rules.
Feedback from Parents, Alumni and Visitors of the college along with the College Planning and Development Council helps in bringing about changes. Curricular best practices include student feedback on teacher performance and campus experience, remedial coaching and bridge courses, guest and extension lectures and night study classes for ST students..
TEACHING LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The College has 291 working days with 223 teaching days. There are 14 teaching staff of whom 10 are permanent,3 fulltime guest lecturers and one contract teacher. There are 7 non-teaching staff. All the teaching faculty are from the same state and are qualified. The teacher student ratio is 1:39. 7% of the teachers have M.Phil. The Faculty have attended 22 Refresher courses, 2 Orientation programmes and 3 training programmes conducted by the Director of Collegiate Education. The college has organized one seminar. 25% of the courses use predominantly the lecture method. All the students of a class are entrusted to the class teacher who is the Tutor. Remedial programmes and Bridge courses are offered. Self appraisal of faculty is undertaken apart from student evaluation and Expert assessment. Faculty also undertakes additional administrative work of 2 hrs per week.
Admissions to all courses are on the basis of merit in the qualifying examination and interviews, with due adherence to the reservation policy of the Government of Andhra Pradesh and the University guidelines for admission. The ratio of admission to demand is almost 1:2 for all subjects. While the interview helps to assess the knowledge and awareness of the students, the bridge course helps the educationally disadvantaged students. The slow learners get the benefit of remedial classes, bridge course, ward counseling, night study classes, extra assignments, reading material and interaction with faculty outside classes.
Teaching learning plans are first discussed at the Departmental meetings and then incorporated into the Institutional plan. The academic calendar is scheduled by the affiliating University and is followed by the Institution in toto. While all the courses follow the lecture method coupled with field trips, ICT etc, the science programmes also use practical work. All students are given the benefit of Audio -Visual programmes, project work, surveys, assignments etc. Guest and extension lectures supplement classroom work .The curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities help in the overall development of the students. While OHPs, Internet, charts, models and MANA TV programmes aid in classroom teaching. Industrial visits, projects etc provide experimental knowledge. Tutorial classes are conducted for all students.
The academic progress of the students is monitored through slip tests, half-yearly examinations and pre-final examinations. Assignments are given individually and in groups. Faculty and students update themselves with the help of library reference and internet. Departmental libraries have both textbooks and journals. The central library which works from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon and from 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm on all working days and between 9.30 pm and 12.30 pm on holidays is a major source of reference.
Selection of permanent faculty is either by direct recruitment through Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission or through the promotion of Junior college lecturers. Additional requirements are filled with due permission from the Government by the College Planning and Development Council with the help of a selection committee consisting of the Principal, neighboring college Principal and subject expert from the candidates advertised. The selected candidates serve as guest or contract lecturers. The college appointed six candidates as guest/ contract lecturers last year. Faculty development is mainly through refresher/ orientation programmes. Teaching innovations include audio visual programmes, use of internet, knowledge bank and question bank, night study classes etc.. Reservation for women in teaching and non-teaching positions is followed. Principal and 5 teachers have received honors from the Lion's club, Alumni Association and other colleges. The entire faculty is given training in computers and audio- visual aids.
Teaching in general is evaluated through the examination results, while there is also self appraisal of teachers and student evaluation of teachers. These appraisals are evaluated by the Principal who suggests improvements. Departmental review also helps in monitoring quality.
Student progress is monitored through continuous assessment like slip tests, monthly tests, mid-term and pre-final examinations. The assessment process is communicated to the students even during the beginning of the academic year through career guidance cell as well as through informal communication. Parents are informed about the progress of their wards through post cards which are returned to the Department with parental signature. Evaluation is strictly according to University norms. The peer team observed that the pass percentage of the students is remarkably high, particularly General English with 99%.
RESEARCH CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
Since the Institution offers only UG programmes research is not a significant activity. However the research guidance cell with one convener and two members facilitate research activities. Faculty members are encouraged to undertake part-time research. While one member has taken M.Phil, a few have applied for Director of Collegiate Education's permission. Mini projects by students like soil testing, water analysis, Phonetic resemblances etc are undertaken. Research journals and laboratories facilitate research. Consultancy services are undertaken in a small way by the Chemistry Department free of cost for the farmers.
The NSS unit with 102 students (71 boys+ 31 girls) carries out extension activities. Distribution of homeopathic medicines to the neighborhood for chickungunya fever as a preventive measure, cash donations for the Chief Minister's Relief fund for the flood victims, blood donation and eye camps and adult education are some of the activities of the NSS. The village of 'Konguvarigudem' is adopted by the Institution to help the scheduled tribes 'Sugalies' with health and hygiene camps, clean and green programmes, campaign against alcoholism ,child labour, family violence , environmental protection etc.
Neighborhood services include help to the police department in traffic control and road safety rallies, Aids awareness and pulse polio programmes. Students also serve as volunteers in the temple festivals. Along with NGOs the NSS undertakes activities like pollution free environment, awareness of cheap and nutritious foods, and counseling to get rid of gutka, tobacco, smoking and alcoholism. Organizing lectures on domestic violence, women's rights etc in the neighborhood are a step towards social justice and empowerment of women.
The Institution has linkages with a number of organizations like Tobacco Board, Rama Distilleries, Gayatri Poultry Farm and Madhuri poultry etc which help in the form of additional inputs in curriculum, on the job training and faculty exchange.
INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college has a campus area of 8.3 acres with a built in area of 2000 sq.meters, consisting of a number of class rooms ,library block, physical education block, science block, administrative block, staff rooms, laboratories, ladies' room, seminar hall etc. Other facilities include cycle shed, vehicle parking, pure drinking water etc. The infrastructure is adequate to run academic programmes as well as extra curricular activities. A health center, physical education block with multi gym and indoor games facilities, play fields with running track, parallel and horizontal bar fixtures etc speak of the conducive atmosphere for all round development.
The Institution has augmented infrastructural facilities to keep pace with its academic growth. MPLAD fund, Government grants and donations from philanthropists makes it possible to augment infrastructural facilities. Though there is no separate allocation for maintenance of buildings etc, the College Planning and Development Council with the approval of the Director Collegiate Education undertakes repairs on priority basis. Annual maintenance is only by the Road and Buildings Department of the Government of Andhra Pradesh. However for the maintenance of electrical equipments and laboratories annual budget grant is sanctioned by the Government or the special fees is utilized. Sometimes repairs of urgent nature are undertaken by the Parent Teacher association.
The infrastructure is optimally used for academic programmes as well as for the conduct of night classes and tutorials. The Government departments, NGOs and public are also allowed to use the premises without detriment to the normal functioning of the College. The gym and the sports facilities are made available to the village on a nominal fee.
The central library has a carpet area of 1256.6 sq. ft., with a seating capacity of 50. There are ten Departmental libraries. The library advisory committee not only prepares the budget, but also helps in the purchase of books, news papers and journals. The library follows open access and has internet and reprographic facilities at a nominal cost. There are 6031 books,Two journals and12 CDs/ DVDs. The book bank has 279 books. The college has spent a total of Rs 2,57,342/ on books and journals in the last five years. The library is partially computerized. New arrivals are intimated through notice board and display. The library also provides information about academic programmes offered by Universities, and other Institutions of higher learning as well as career opportunities.
All faculty members are given computer training, while computer certificate courses help students of non-computer programmes. The college has a computer center with 30 computers, which functions between 9.00 am and 12.00 noon and 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm on all working days. The computer center is open to staff and students at a nominal cost. Two departments also have their own computers. The computers are maintained by Wipro Technologies on annual contract. The computer center helps in the preparation of small packages for Quiz, Question Bank, student profile etc.
Some of the students of the college are accommodated in the hostel maintained by the Integrated Tribal Development Agency. The college has a health center with first aid facilities and visiting physicians. There is a multi purpose gym. Yoga classes are conducted.
The career guidance and placement cell managed by three teachers maintains regular contact with industries and business establishments in order to place students. It also guides students about job markets, required skills etc. Institutional linkages also help in placements. Seminars and extension lectures by industrialists help in self-employment.
Apart from the running tracks, the college has courts for Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Kho-Kho, Kabbadi ,Football, Handball, Ball Badminton and Tennicoit. There are pits for long jump and high jump as well as parallel and horizontal bars. The multi gym has 9 stations. Indoor games include Chess, Carrom, Table Tennis, Weight lifting etc. Women students are also encouraged to participate and are given the benefit of sports quota.
The Parent Teacher Association is entrusted with the repairs of buildings and furniture.
STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The college has a total student strength of 579 (406 boys + 173 girls) for the current academic year. Financial assistance to students include the Government scholarship and endowments totaling Rs 12,41,920/. A small amount is available in the Poor Boys Fund. The college obtains feedback from the students on their campus experience. The college has organized cultural events and has also participated. After graduation nearly 48 students have taken District Selection Committee (Teachers) and 92 have taken the Common Entrance Tests. Being a Government college it upholds access and equity to the poorer sections of the society. Thus this area consisting of Notified Tribals depending on forestry and subsistence agriculture today is proud of a good number of entrepreneurs, businessmen, enlightened farmers, administrators and teachers etc who are all the alumni of the college.
The college which is situated in a remote rural area offers four programmes in UG courses. The medium of instruction is Telugu. The socio-economic profile clearly indicates the backwardness of this area and naturally 32% of the students are Tribals and 30% women. The progression to higher studies is only 25% owing to their socio-economic backgrounds. Nearly 20% of men students go for self employment while another 20% get placements in organizations. A small percentage of students go for higher studies in the Central Universtiy Hyderabad and other Institutions
The Institution publishes its updated prospectus and handbook every year. While the prospectus gives information about the courses offered, admission procedure, fee structure etc, the handbook gives a brief history of the college, aims and objectives, Faculty list, academic calendar, scholarships, facilities etc.
The SC and ST students get scholarships and hostel facilities, as well as the benefits of book bank, remedial coaching, night study classes and career guidance about SC/ST vacancies.
The Career Guidance Cell starts its activities even before the re-opening of the college, by providing information about the courses of study with career prospects. Information about entrance exams, competitive exams, and preparation by way of quiz, group discussions etc are provided. Counseling is given for self employment and information about state and central schemes are made available to students. Academic and personal counseling is given to students through Tutor-Ward system.. Frequent interaction with parents help in understanding the background of the students. There is a women center which not only offers counseling but also arranges lectures on women empowerment, rights, employment etc.
The Alumni association takes an active part in the development of the Institution, providing scholarships to meritorious students and offers valuable suggestions. The Alumni hold prominent positions as Police Officers, Accounts Officers, Charted Accountants and Managing Directors. The Alumni help in securing the MPLAD funds, development of sports fields, starting new academic programmes etc.
The grievance redressal cell receives complaints from the staff and students and takes steps to solve them. It takes precaution in preventing ragging, eve teasing etc. The welfare schemes of the Institution include medical facilities and health check-ups for students and staff along with a health insurance policy of Rs12/ student with an insurance coverage of Rs 1000/ for hospitalization.
The certificate courses help to enhance the quality of education and there by accelerate student progression. Coaching classes for common entrance exams, extension lectures, seminars and group discussions also help in progression. The discipline committee of the college looks after all matters relating to student behavior.
As for sports, apart from the reserved quota for sports candidates' special incentives like nutritious food, TA and DA, sports uniforms and shoes are provided. The meritorious are awarded certificates and prizes. The students of the college have participated and won at the Inter-University, Zonal and State level games.
While the student feedback helps in improving the support services, the informal feedback from employers helps to improve the curriculum.
ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The college has 10 permanent teachers and five temporary staff. There are six permanent non-teaching staff and one temporary. The ratio of teaching to non-teaching is 2:1. One technical assistant is appointed by the earlier management. The non-teaching staff had the benefit of 12 development programmes in the last five years. The financial resources of the Institution include fees from regular and self-funded programmes, apart from the Grant in Aid.
The Principal as head of the Institution plans supervises and administers the college with the support of the faculty and non-teaching staff. He also co-ordinates the various Departments and help in the smooth conduct of academic activities and maintains public relations. The mission statement and goals are clearly directed to quality enhancement. The IQAC takes care of academic quality, while the training programmes for teachers and ICT helps in quality teaching. All decisions are joint decisions of the faculty taken democratically. The administration is conducted by the Principal with the Staff Council and Committees along with the College Planning and Development Council. The office headed by a senior assistant with junior assistants is in charge of the day to day work of administration.
Meetings of statutory bodies are held thrice a year. The College Planning and Development Council with the Principal as president and 10 stake holders consisting of faculty, public, Alumni, and parents take vital decisions. Administration is decentralized with responsibilities divided between the faculty and office and reflects effective internal co-ordination. Since the academic calendar is designed by the University, the Institution only incorporates its academic and extra-curricular activities into it. The man power planning and recruitment is by the Government and any requirement of teaching and non-teaching hand is to be sanctioned only by the Govt.
The college has self appraisal for its teachers, apart from the appraisal done by the Principal and the students all directed towards the improvement of the quality of teaching. The performance of the non-teaching is appraised by the Principal and the senior assistant. The Director of Collegiate Education and the District Training Centre conduct training for the non-teaching staff.
The operating budget is quite adequate. There is internal audit and external audit by the Director of Collegiate Education and AG of Andhra Pradesh.
The Institution is earnestly attempting to achieve its goals by developing skills, inculcating ethical values, social responsibility and above all , moulding a disciplined personality. Internal quality is monitored through IQAC, Teacher Appraisal and Review meetings. Quality is also ensured through innovative teaching which includes projects, assignments, field trips etc, along with continuous student evaluation through tests. Transparency and training strengthens administrative quality, while decentralization coupled with democratization strengthens quality efforts. Exposing teachers to latest teaching methodologies through exchange programmes and healthy interaction with students are some of the innovations.
The broad based administration headed by the Principal, supported by various committees, thereby involving every member of the college family is an effective strategy adopted. Motivation by teachers, regular lectures and National Day celebrations help in value based education. Subjects like Indian Heritage and Culture, Science and Civilizations and Environmental Studies are intended to impart values.
All activities of the NSS, Jhanma Bhoomi( serving mother land),Clean and Green programme, Red Ribbon club, Awareness and outreach programmes like adoption of a village and SPARK promote social responsibilities and citizenship in students. Visit to Hospitals and old age homes, adult literacy, awareness programmes on the evils of child labour, child marriages, alcoholism etc develop community orientation.
The College Planning and development Council is a representative body of all stake holders which takes vital decisions regarding the smooth running and progress of the Institution. The student feedback is a healthy indicator of the functioning of the college. The committees, various associations of the college and the clubs with their diverse activities ensure the overall development of the students. Well equipped and spacious laboratories, well ventilated library, computer center, clean and green campus with vast play fields create the institutional ambience for teaching and learning.
While the computer center facilitates ICT based teaching and learning, the Institution still has to go a long way to bring technology driven education. The women's cell plays a vital role in helping women students and sensitizing gender issues.The Parent Teacher Association helps in the establishment of a learner friendly system.
Section 3 : Overall analysis :
The peer team makes the following observations and suggestions based on the visit made to the departments and discussions held with the different functionaries.
The peer team wishes to present the following commendations:
The concern of the college in providing quality teaching, research and extension activities through faculty evaluation
Involvement of a large section of teachers in serving a number of committees.
Starting of job oriented courses on self financing basis when such courses could not be started under the aided stream.
The iniative of the Institution in introducing certificate courses to promote student skills is commendable .
The results of the University examinations are appreciable particularly in the context of the fact that majority of the students are first generation learners of this backward area.
Large number of cash prizes instituted by teachers and alumni to encourage meritorious students.
College is taking part in community orientation by adopting a Tribal village Konguvarigudem.
College has shown interest in developing spiritual value among students by starting yoga classes for both students and staff.
An exclusive physical education block reveals the interest of the Institution towards sports and the physical well being of the students.
THE PEER TEAM SUGGESTS THAT THE COLLEGE MAY ATTEND TO THE
Regular faculty development for teachers training and orientation programme for new teachers to be considered.
College may start more short term job orientated courses, like. Nursing course, Printing technology, Medical diagnostics, Food Technology Etc.,.
More frequent use of OHPS and other methods of teaching along with the lecture method.
In collaboration with the Alumni and philanthropists more endowments may be created to help the poor students.
Administration and Accounts may be fully automated
Teaching faculty may be encouraged to take up major and minor research projects
The departments to organize seminars / conferences, there by providing the necessary exposure to students of contemporary trends
The necessity of qualified, permanent faculty is the most urgent need in quite a few departments and the Government to consider this issue seriously
Introduction of few more job oriented courses like B.Sc Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Electronics etc., will go a long way in providing educational opportunities to the forty and more villages in and around.
Principal should initiate steps to get the recognition of 2(f) and 12 (B) status of UGC.
The peer team wishes to thank to the Institution for the co-operation, hospitality and support extended towards the visit. The team wishes to place on record the quality awareness created in the college in the process of preparing the Institution for NAAC assessment and accreditation.
Dr. Nagappa (Chairman)
Prof. Indhrani Sridharan (Member coordinator)
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