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Sri ASNM Government Degree College, Palakol, Andhra Pradesh


Sri ASNM Government Degree College, Palakol, Andhra Pradesh
Address: Plot / Street / Area
Near Sambhuni Cheruvu
Palakol (District West Godavari)
Andhra Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 534260

Sri ASNM Government Degree College, Palakol Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Government Under Graduate Co-Education, NAAC Grade: B. Sri ASNM Government Degree College, Palakol Andhra Pradesh is also known as ASNM Government Degree College for Men, West Godavari. Sri ASNM Government Degree College, Palakol Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 1968.

Principal of Sri ASNM Government Degree College, Palakol Andhra Pradesh is Sri M.B.B. Srirama Murthy (M.Sc.) Res 222935, Sri Ch.J.Sundara Rao (Mobile 9441832318).

Sri ASNM Government Degree College is situated in Palakol of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Sri ASNM Government Degree College, Palakol Andhra Pradesh is 08814-229069.

Contact Person(s) of the Sri ASNM Government Degree College, Palakol Andhra Pradesh is (are): JKC Coordinator: Sri A.Satyanarayana (Mobile 9290450986).

email ID(s) is Sri ASNM Government Degree College Palakol Andhra Pradesh

Website of Sri ASNM Government Degree College, Palakol Andhra Pradesh is www.sriasnmgdcpalkol.org.in.

Contact Details of Sri ASNM Government Degree College, Palakol Andhra Pradesh are : 08814-229069, 222935

Academic Advisers
Dr. K. Ratna Manikyam, Mobile 9949229236


Sri ASNM Government Degree College, Palakol Andhra Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).

Approval details: Sri ASNM Government Degree College is affiliated with Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)

Profile of Sri ASNM Government Degree College

Palakollu (originally 'Pala kolanu' which means 'milk pond') is one of the fastgrowing secondary towns in West Godavari District. It is also known as ‘Ksheerapuri’ both the names denoting a place where milk is available in abundance. Palakollu has a great religious and mythological significance due to which it has been popularly called ‘Ksheeraramam’.

Ksheeraramam, the sacred abode of the presiding deity Ksheeraramalingeswara is one of the Pancharamas in Andhra Pradesh. It finds its place in the Age of Epics wherein mythological reference is made to the demonic king Tarakasura, a devotee of Lord Shiva, who holding on his neck the Amrutalinga that had emanated from Ksheerasagaramathanam(churning of the ocean), defeated and tortured the suras. Later he was killed by Lord Kumara Swamy who had successfully broken the Amruthalinga, shattering it into five pieces. It is believed that those pieces fell at five different places with celestial effluence uttering OMKARA and finally emerged as five faces of Lord Shiva named Pancharamas.

However, Palakollu has its reference in the history as Ksheeraramam when ChalukyaBheema (892-922 A.D.), one of the rulers of Chalukyas of Vengi, built the Pancharama temples, of which Ksheeraramam is one, the others being Amararamam (Amaravati), Somaramam (Bhimavaram), Draksharamam (Draksharamam) and Kumararamam(Samalkot).

While making great strides in the physical sphere, the town had a humble beginning in the field of education. With schools established only up to secondary level fulfilling the educational needs of the town and the neighboring villages, students experienced great difficulty in pursuing higher education in other places and felt the need of an Arts and Science college as early as 1943. Their aspirations resulted in laying the foundation stone by His Highness Maharaja of Jeypore in the same year. But the dream could not be translated into reality until a great philanthropist Sri AddepalliSatyanarayanaMurty came forward to donate Rs. 1,00,000 for the establishment of the college in 1968.

Sri AddepalliSatyanarayanaMurty, the founder of the college was a freedom fighter of high repute. He took part in the Salt Satyagraha and the Quit India Movement and accepted imprisonment with a smile as a gift from the Mother India. He was also a great humanist and social worker who fed thousands of motherless and destitute children with milk every morning and provided food to the victims of famine and floods. As a great visionary and a noble soul, Sri AddepalliSatyanarayanaMurty donated huge amounts to the educational institutions in and around Palakol even by selling away his property.

A registered body by name Educational Society was formed with Sri AddepalliSatyanarayanaMurty, the chief donor as president and Sri Ch. Surya Rao, the then Municipal Chairman as secretary, Sri B. Venkataraju Gupta as treasurer and many other luminaries as members. As a result of the untiring efforts of the Educational Society, funds were raised and suitable site was acquired. Govt. of Andhra Pradesh accorded sanction for starting SRI ADDEPALLI SATYANARAYANA MURTY GOVT. COLLEGE affiliated to Andhra University, Visakhapatnam from the Academic year 1968-69.(vide G.O.Ms. No. 1441 Edn. Dt. 11-07-1968)

A new era dawned on the horizon of education in Palakol with the rise of Sri ASNM Govt. College in 1968 at Sri MMK Municipal High School. The hallmark of the institution is that, since its inception, it has been catering to the educational needs of Palakol town and scores of its neighboring villages, bringing into reality the dream of value-based education of its founders providing opportunities to the economically and socially backward classes and thereby championing social justice.

Media coverage of Sri ASNM Government Degree College, Palakol Andhra Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh

NAAC report of Sri ASNM Government Degree College

SRI A.S.N.M. GOVERNMENT DEGREE COLLEGE, PALAKOL was started in 1968 with the objective of imparting education to economically and socially backward classes in the region. Its founder Sri Addepalli Satyanarayana Murthy was a freedom fighter who played an active role in Salt Satyagraha and in Quit India Movement. He was a social worker and was known for his benevolence and generosity. He provided food and shelter to thousands of destitute children and to the victims of famines and floods. As a tribute to the veteran freedom fighter the college was named after him.

The college aims to impart value based education and attempts to bring about the over all development of its students.

The college is Government funded and affiliated to Andhra University. It is a semi-urban college with a campus area of 9.1 acres. It is recognized under 2(f) and 12(B) by UGC since 1968.

The college offers five UG and two PG programs. There are no students in the PG section.Under UG, it has three departments in the Language faculty, three in Arts, six in Science and one in Commerce. As per the regulations of the University, the college follows the annual system of examination for U.G.

There are 21 permanent teachers (five of whom are ladies), 10 temporary and 2 part-time teachers. Three of the teachers hold Ph.D degree and two hold M.Phil degree. The Administrative section has three female and fifteen male members. There are 660 students in the UG section, 140 of them being girls. There are no students in the PG section.

Support services offered by the college include Library, Computer Centre, Health Centre, Canteen ,Sports facilities,Counselling Centre,Greivance Redressal Centre,Well furnished Girl's Common Room.

During the academic year 2005-2006 there were 188 teaching days and 225 working days. The library worked for 225 days.The drop out rate was about 13%. The success rate for UG during 2004-2005 was about 66%.

The unit cost of education is Rs.16,132/ including salary component and Rs.354/ excluding salary component.

Sri.A.S.N.M. College volunteered to be assessed and accredited by NAAC. It submitted its self-study report in December 2005.

A Peer Team was constituted by NAAC to visit the college and to validate the self-study report. The team consisted of

Prof. Rupa.B.Shah, Vice-Chancellor, Shreemati Nathibai
Damodar Thackersay Women's University, Mumbai,as Chair person,

Prof. V. Ranganayaki Rao, Former Principal, M.E.S.College, Bangalore
as Member Co-ordinator.

Prof. Samson Moharana, Head, P.G. Department of Commerce
Director, MFC Programme, Uttkal University, Bhubhaneshwar.,as Member

The Peer Team visited the college on 24th and 25th February 2006. During its visit, the team examined the relevant documents and also visited the various departments and support services and verified the various facilities available in the college. The team interacted with the Principal, The Management, Faculty, Non teaching staff, Students, Parents and Alumni of the college. Based on their observations and their interactions, the team has assessed Sri. A.S.N.M College, Palakol .The achievements of the college and the areas of concern are identified as follows.

Sri A.S.N.M College offers five programmes at the UG level and two programmes at the PG level. The aided section offers the following combinations- programmes - B.Sc in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. B.Sc in Chemistry, Botany & Zoology and B.A in History, Economics and Political Science

B.Com with conventional subjects and B.Sc in Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science is offered in the self- financing section. The PG department offers M.Com and M.A (Hindi) as self- financing courses.

The institution contributes to curriculum review and design at the University level
through some of its teachers who are members of the Board of Studies and Syllabus Review Committees.

Consistent with its motto 'Thama Soma Jyotirgamaya', the college tries to provide higher education to poor and underprivileged students residing in neighboring villages.

Rules for admission as laid down by the University are strictly followed. Students are selected for admission to the UG courses on the basis of the marks secured by them in the qualifying examinations and as per the reservation policies of the Government.

Bridge courses are conducted for the students during the first month of admission. Students who are academically weak are identified and remedial classes are conducted for their improvement. Committed learners are identified and encouraged to excel by participating in seminars, debates and in quiz programmes and to take up projects.

During the academic year 2005-2006 there were 185 teaching days and 225 working days.

Ratio of full-time to part-time teachers is 21: 10. Percentage of classes taught by full time faculty is about 64.

Three teachers have participated in National Conferences and seven of them have under gone orientation /refresher courses. One teacher has been a resource person at an International conference.

Four teachers have received Best Teacher awards and one teacher was awarded the Gold medal for the best PhD thesis.

At the beginning of the academic year, teachers prepare their annual academic plans. Based on these plans, every department prepares its teaching schedule. The college then prepares the calendar of events for the systematic conduct of curricular and co-curricular activities. The Principal reviews implementation of the teaching plans and academic progress.

The college unitizes the syllabus and plans teaching schedules accordingly. Schedules also include conduct of tests and examinations and revision classes.

Classroom teaching is supplemented by group discussions, seminars and extension lectures. Students view lessons televised by MANA TV. Field trips are organized for Science students. Commerce students visit banks and other industrial establishments. Students of Arts faculty visit places of historical interest. Seminars and guest lectures are also arranged at regular intervals.

College Planning and Development Council fills up vacancies, (as per the guidelines of the Government), as and when they arise.

Each teacher submits information about his/her performance in academic and extra curricular activities. The Principal submits his assessment to the Commissioner of Collegiate Education.

The Commerce Department has linkages with nationalized banks and insurance companies. The Department has also set up a Commerce laboratory to provide practical training to the students.

The college is not a recognized research center.

Of the twenty-one permanent teachers in the college, three hold PhD degree and two hold M.Phil degree. About 20% of them are engaged in research work. There is one recognized research guide in the college guiding students for PhD and for M.Phil degrees. Two of the faculty were awarded PhD degree in the last five years. No teacher has registered for PhD or for M.Phil degree.

Three teachers have published research papers in refereed journals. Some teachers have presented papers at National /International Conferences. There are no ongoing research projects.

One of the teachers is given additional charge of extension activities.

The college runs a Career Guidance Cell and a Counseling Centre.

The college has two NSS officers. The NSS units have adopted two neighboring villages namely Kaja and Sambhunipeta. Students and staff of the college have conducted economic and social surveys and have taken active part in community development. It is heartening to note that they have won awards in Janmabhoomi Programme.
Clean and Green Programme is observed on the third Saturday of every month. A special tree plantation programme was conducted in collaboration with Lions Club.

The college has a campus area of about 9.1 acres and has its own building which houses central library, administrative block, staff room, canteen, science laboratories, one air conditioned computer laboratory, vehicle parking shed, open air theatre and 15 class rooms.

Infrastructure Committee maintains the building and ensures that the campus is clean. Separate committees are constituted to maintain the library and the equipment in the laboratories.The Computer Centre works on all working days between 8am and 1pm. On holidays it works between 9am and 12.30 pm. There are three P-IV Computers and 18 Celeron Computers in the Computer Laboratory . The College has a Library with a Carpet area 363 square meters. It can seat thirty members. The library has 22133 books including 900 reference books and 15029 text books.It is being computerised. It subscribes to two journals and nine magazines. The library has Internet . The library functions under the guidance of an Advisory Committee. All departments have their own libraries.There is no Health Centre in the college. A local Physician renders service periodically to the students and staff of the college.

There are two Volley Ball courts, a Shuttle Badminton Court, a Ball Badminton Court, and a Cricket field. Indoor games like chess and caroms are provided. The college has a Gymnasium.

The college teams have won several prizes at the Inter collegiate level. A few students have participated in sports meets organized at the state level and at the regional level. Students are encouraged to participate in sports by awarding special prizes.

The college is recognized as a Regional Coaching Centre for SC/ ST students in the region. It is also identified as Adult Education Centre in the region.

The drop out rate is about 10% for 2002-04 and 17% for 2003-05. The success rate is 80.5 % for 2002-04 and 66.8% for 2003-05. About 250 students have passed in various competitive examinations during the last five years.

Every year the college publishes its prospectus that gives details about admission procedures and about the programmes offered by the college.

Scholarships for SC/ST students are awarded as per Government rules. During 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 a sum of Rs. 4,51,260 was dispersed as SC /ST scholarship.

A Career Guidance Cell functions in the college. It provides students information about various employment opportunities and keeps them abreast of progress in various fields.

Industrialists, businessmen and self-employed persons are invited to address the students and motivate them.

Teachers enlighten the final year students about various competitive examinations and about employment opportunities.

About 15% of the graduating students go for higher education.

The Alumni Association has been recently revived and registered . It is heartening to note that one of the alumni has contributed Rs. 1.5 lakhs towards the construction of a theatre in the campus.

A large number of old students occupy prominent positions in various organizations.

Sri. A.S.N.M College is a Government college.

During the year 2005-06, a sum of Rs. 87,10,294 /- was sanctioned and utilized as salary grant. In addition, Rs. 26,000 /-was sanctioned as wages out of which Rs.18,720/- was utilized,Rs.1,35,000/- was sanctioned for utilities out of which Rs.46,974/- was used. Under the head TA,Rs.36,000/- was sanctioned , out of which is Rs.17,722/- was used.

The College Planning and Development Council takes decisions with regard to the mobilization of resources and improvement of the infrastructure of the college.

Unit cost of education including salary component is Rs.16,132 /- and Rs.354 /- excluding salary component.

The fee charged for the aided courses is as per Government regulations. For the self-financing B.Com course, Rs. 2551/-, Rs1970 /-and Rs.970/- is collected as fees from students of I, II and III years respectively. Rs 4251/ and Rs 3970/ is collected from students of I, and II /III B.Sc Computer Science students.

The Principal reddresses complaints on any work in the office that is not completed as per the citizen charter.

The Grievance Redressal Cell redresses grievances of the staff and students.
The college follows academic calendar of the Andhra University.

Committees constituted by the Principal carry out stock verification in the Science departments, Computer Science department, Office, Physical Education department and Library.

Purchase Committee monitors all purchases in the college ensuring that Government norms and policies are strictly followed.

The faculty also contributes towards the FDDS that provides financial assistance to the students.

The Co-operative credit society grants loans to the staff. The Principal sanctions festival advance to the non-teaching staff on request.

The Management ensures that there is transparency in administration and that all the staff members participate in the working of the college.

The annual academic work of the college is planned well in advance. Various committees are constituted to monitor different activities in the college.

The college has contacts with nationalized banks, Insurance companies, and Industries. The Zoology department interacts with the pathology laboratories and private hospitals.

National festivals are celebrated to inculcate patriotism among students.

Students of NSS participate in community service programmes and blood donation camps. Staff members and NSS volunteers are awarded gold medals in recognition of their contribution to Janmabhoomi programme.

An alumnus of the college has donated Rs. 1.5 lakhs towards the construction of Kalavedika on the campus. Meritorious students are encouraged by awarding them prizes on the College Day.

The Peer team after going through the self study report and after its visit to various academic and support facilities has found out that the college is making good progress in achieving its goal.

The Peer team would like to commend the institution for the following aspects.

The high success rate in the University Examinations in the Departments of Chemistry , Hindi, Zoology , Mathematics, and Political Science.

The use of projects and seminars in majority of departments to supplement class room teaching.

The creative writing and many extension activities of teachers in the Hindi, Telugu, History and English departments.

The undertaking of many socially and economically useful projects by the Department of Chemistry.

The preparation of question banks and model question papers by a number of departments for training the students for different competitive examinations.

Best teaching awards received by a few teachers of the college from the State Government.

Good research work being carried out by a few teachers in the college.

Teaching aids developed by the students of Chemistry and Botony departments.

Keeping in view the future vision of the college, the peer team would like to offer the following suggestions:

The college may consider the opening of different short term professional, self- financing courses in the areas of Export Management, Rural Marketing, Food Preservation, Hospitality and Travel Management, BPO, Computersied Accounting etc.,

Skill based entrepreneurship development programmes may be organized in collaboration with different Government and Non-Government Organizations in the areas of processing of coconut and its by products, lace designing, handicrafts and agri- products.

The Computer laboratory needs immediate upgradation. The old models need to be replaced with advanced models. The Internet facility may be extended to all the systems through LAN.

All the departments be provided with computers. Attempts should be made to make all the teachers and students computer literate.

Teachers of the college may be encouraged to contribute research articles to referred journals and submit research projects to different funding agencies like UGC,ICSSR ,CSIR, DST, etc.

Computerisation of the library may be expedited. Some of the books in the library, specially those in the book bank have become out dated. New books need to be added. The number of journals and magazines being subscribed to by the library may be increased and more reading space may be provided.

The college should construct a separate hostel for girl students taking advantage of the relevant scheme of UGC available for colleges located in rural areas.

More facilities for sports may be provided. A separate coach may be appointed exclusively for girls.

The college should make an attempt to involve its alumni in training and placement of students and in-mobilization of additional funds for the development of various activities.

The Chemistry department in collaboration with Botany department should think of offering simple consultancy services like soil testing, water testing ,quality testing etc to the rural farmers at nominal charges.

The college should persuade the government to appoint permanent/regular teaching faculty in Computer Science and Economics departments .

Personality development programmes aimed at improving the communication skills, interview skills and presentation skills may be organized by the Career Guidance Cell.

The facilities in the Botany and Zoology laboratories need to be upgraded with the purchase of new equipment and chemicals.

State and National Seminars may be organized at frequent intervals by the college.

Orientation courses and workshops may be organized to train the faculty to adopt innovative teaching methods.

NCC for both boys and girls may be introduced.

Prof. Rupa.B. Shah (Chairperson)

Prof. V. Ranganayaki Rao (Member Coordinator)

Prof. Samson Moharana (Member)

Sri A.S.N.M.Govt.Degree College

Date. 26-2-2006

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