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Sri Dasari Narayana Rao Government College for Women, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh
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Palakol
West Godavari (District West Godavari)
Andhra Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 534260


Sri Dasari Narayana Rao Government College for Women, West Godavari Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Government, NAAC Grade: B. Sri Dasari Narayana Rao Government College for Women, West Godavari Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 1982.


Principal of Sri Dasari Narayana Rao Government College for Women, West Godavari Andhra Pradesh is Ch.J.Sundara Rao,FAC, (Mobile 9441832318), Smt.Ch.Nagamani (Mobile 9908487238).

Sri Dasari Narayana Rao Government College for Women 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.

Contact Person(s) of the Sri Dasari Narayana Rao Government College for Women, West Godavari Andhra Pradesh is (are): JKC Coordinator: Sri Ch Sundarsingh (Mobile 9441960193).

email ID(s) is Sri Dasari Narayana Rao Government College for Women West Godavari Andhra Pradesh

Website of Sri Dasari Narayana Rao Government College for Women, West Godavari Andhra Pradesh is http://dnrgdcw.org/.


Contact Details of Sri Dasari Narayana Rao Government College for Women, West Godavari Andhra Pradesh are : 08814-222128, 222125

Academic Advisers
1.Dr K.Venkata Rao,GC(A), Rajahmundry, E.G Dt., 9492382120
2.Sri D.Balayogeswara Rao,GDC, Razole, E.G Dt., 9494659275



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Sri Dasari Narayana Rao Government College for Women, West Godavari Andhra Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
BA, B.Com., B.Sc.,

Approval details: Sri Dasari Narayana Rao Government College for Women is affiliated with Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)



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NAAC report of Sri Dasari Narayana Rao Government College for Women

Section 1: Preface.
Sri D. N. R. Government Degree College for Women, Palakol, West Godavari, Dist., Andhra Pradesh volunteered to be assessed by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted the Self-Study Report to NAAC in December 2005 A Peer Team was constituted by the Council to visit the institution and validate the Self-Study Report. The Peer Team, consisting of Prof Rupa B. Shah, Vice Chancellor, Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thakersey Women's University, Mumbai as Chairperson, Prof (Mrs) Ranganayakie Rao, former Principal. MES College, Bangalore as Member Co-ordinator and Prof Samson Moharana, Head, P. G. Dept. of Commerce and Director. MFC Programme of Utkal University, Bhubaneswar as member, visited the institution for two days from 22nd to 23rd of Feb. 2006.

Sri Dasari Narayana Rao Degree College for Women was started in1982 by Palakol Education Society. The institution is named after Sri Dasari Narayana Rao, a famous Film Actor/Producer/Writer/Director (who is currently the Union Minister. He has contributed immensely for the establishment and the development of the institution. The college has the distinction of being the first Government degree college for women in the district. Consistent with its motto 'Aim High', the college strives to empower women by providing them education at affordable cost, particularly to those hailing from economically weaker sections from the rural areas.

The college made a humble beginning with a student-strength of 45 offering B.A and B.Com Courses with Telugu as the medium of instruction. Today, with a student- strength of 376, the college offers three Undergraduate Programmes and two Certificate courses. It has three departments in the Science Faculty, three in Arts Faculty, three in the Language Faculty and one in Commerce. The college is recognized under (2f) and 12(B) by UGC since 1992, and follows annual system as per regulations of the parent University.

The college is funded by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and is affiliated to Andhra University. It runs both Government-funded and self-financed courses. It is a rural college with a campus area of about 2.61 acres.

There are twelve permanent, one part-time and four temporary teachers in the college. Of these five are ladies. Among the permanent faculty, one has Ph.D and two have M.Phil degrees. In the administrative section, there are five staff members (including one lady).

Support services in the college include a Central library, Computer Centre, Health Centre, and limited Sports Facilities. During the academic year 2005-06, there were 233 working days and 205 teaching days. The library worked for 233 days.

In the year 2005-06, fresh admissions were114; 10 left within the first four months. Drop out rate was thus less than 9%. In 2005, percentage of passes was about 88.Unit cost of education was Rs.11,214/ -including salary component and Rs.2, 916/- excluding salary component.

The Peer Team carefully perused and analysed the self-study report submitted by the institution. During its institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents and visited the various departments and facilities available in the college. The peer team also interacted at length with the college management, Principal, faculty, non teaching staff, students, parents and alumni, Based on the observations during these visits and interactions, and with in the framework of the seven criteria of NAAC, the team has assessed Sri D.N.R. Government Degree College for Women, Palakol. Main achievements of the college and some areas of concern are identified in the following sections.

Section 2: Criterion wise Analysis.
Criterion 1: Curricular Aspect
As an affiliated college of Andhra University, the college follows the syllabi prescribed by the University for the Humanities, Science and Commerce faculties at the under graduate level, Sri DNR College offers three programmes at the UG level:

In the aided section -- B.A in Economics, History, Political Science and B.Com are offered. In the self -financing scheme B.Sc. in Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Certificate-courses in Computer Application and in Spoken English are offered.

Teachers of the College participate in review and design of the curricula, as members of Board of Studies and Committees for Syllabus Review, constituted by the parent University.

Restructured courses like B.Sc. Computers and B.Com with Computer Science are offered to cater to the changing needs of the society.

Consistent with its mission 'Empowerment of Women through imparting knowledge' the college certainly provides access to Higher Education. The various programmes offered are generally in conformity with the traditional programmes in tertiary education

Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Admission rules laid down by the University are followed strictly. Students are selected for admission on the basis of their academic records.

Bridge courses are offered wherever necessary. For example, a course in Mathematics is offered for B.Com students and a course in Humanities for B.A students.

The knowledge of students is assessed through tests and examinations. Committed learners are identified and encouraged with additional assignments/projects.

Ratio of full time teachers to part time teachers is 12:5. Full time faculty teaches 75% of classes. The average work- load of a teacher varies from 20 to 24 hours per week. Few teachers have participated in seminars at the National level and at the State level.

The college publishes prospectus which provides necessary information about the college to students. The prospectus also provides information about University examinations and about evaluation.

All appointments are made by Department of Higher Education in accordance with Government policies. College Planning and Development Council fills up the vacancies by appointing lecturers on contract basis as per the directions of the Government.

Each teacher prepares a teaching plan for the academic year, which forms the basis for Department teaching plan. From the said teaching plans, the college prepares the academic calendar. The Principal reviews at intervals coverage of the syllabus, by each of the teachers. Extra classes are held outside the college hours where necessary. Question banks are prepared and model question papers are discussed. Performance of students in tests and examinations is discussed in the classroom.

Classroom teaching is supplemented by class seminars, group discussions, Guest lectures and the use of material obtained from MANA TV. Tours to places of historical interest are organized for B.A students.

Internal Quality Assurance Cell is set up in the college. Each teacher submits his/her performance indicator that provides information about the academic work done by him/her and about his/her participation in co-curricular activities. The performance of the teacher is evaluated by the Principal and the evaluation is submitted to the Commissioner of Collegiate Education, as a mandatory process.

Feedback from students and from parents and analysis of the results are also given due weight age in teacher evaluation.

Only one State Level Seminar was conducted by the Political Science Department on 11th November 2005 and was funded by ICSSR. About 50 delegates from neighboring colleges participated in the seminar. It is note worthy that the said seminar was organized by the lone faculty member of the Political Science department who is visually impaired. In recognition of his contribution towards teaching and research he was honored with State Award by the Department of Disable Welfare of the Government of the Andhra Pradesh

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college offers only UG programmes and as such no significant research work is being carried out in the college. Of the sixteen members of the faculty, two have PhD degree and two M.Phil degree.

There are no recognized guides for Ph.D or for M.Phil. No teacher has registered for any research degree.

Students of the college, in co-ordination with Health, Municipal and Revenue officials participate in extension activities like Pulse Polio Programme, Literacy Survey, Blood Donation Camps and Aids Awareness Programmes.

NSS volunteers hold camps at near by villages to educate the villagers about health and hygiene. They also participate in Clean and Green and in Janmabhoomi programmes. One of the faculty serves as a resource person in delivering lectures associated with AIDS prevention.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resource
The college has a campus area of about 2.61 acres and has its own building which houses Physics and Computer Science Laboratories, Library, Administrative Section and six Classrooms. The built-up area is about 8,700 sft. The campus is situated in a beautiful coconut garden.

NSS volunteers ensure that the campus is kept clean. 'Clean and Green Programme' is conducted on the third Saturday of every month. Waste material is converted into vermin compose and used as manure.

Committees are formally constituted for the maintenance of the laboratory equipment and of the library. Government entrusts construction and repair of buildings to Public Works departments. New buildings are being constructed with financial assistance from State Government, UGC and MP Lads funds.

The Computer Centre has 20 computers( one P-4, five P-3 and 14 Celeron), 3 Printers and one LCD and one OHP, which are maintained by the staff of the centre. Internet facility is available in the center.

The college library has a carpet area of 120 square metres and can accommodate only 30 students. It is open on all working days from 9a.m to 6p.m and on holidays from 9a.m to 12 noon. The library is under the process of automation through a Software supplied by INFLIBNET. The library is stocked with 8014 books, of which 5610 are textbooks. It subscribes to approximately 22 magazines and only recently 2/3 journals. It has 10 CDs/DVDs. It also has a book bank with 1970 books. The Library Advisory Committee monitors the functioning of the library.

The college has a Health Centre that works from 4p.m. to 6p.m.

Facilities for outdoor games like Volley ball, Ball Badminton and Kabbadi are available. The College has a small gymnasium. The College encourages sports by reserving seats for outstanding sportspersons. Track suits and sports equipment are awarded to those who excel. A number of students have participated in sports meets organized at the State, Regional and National levels.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The dropout rates for the years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 were about 14% and 9% and the pass percentage is about 84% and 88% respectively. During these two years, 78 scholarships were awarded to SC,2 to ST and 82 to BC students. A sum of Rs.1, 09,320 was distributed as scholarships for SC, Rs.6071 for ST and Rs. 76568 for BC students.

The teachers offer career counseling at a personal and informal level and also provide information about various competitive examinations. Question papers of different competitive examinations are discussed. During 2005-06, about 27 students secured employment in various organizations after graduation.

The teachers monitor the progress of the students. Periodic parent-teacher meetings are organized and the help of parents is sought to bring about a better understanding of the problems of the students.

The college has set up an Alumni Association recently. The Association participates actively in the college programmes.

The college provides every student a copy of the prospectus that gives details of the administrative procedures and of the policies of the college.

The college provides facilities for limited indoors and out door games. It encourages students to participate in various extra curricular and cultural activities. Special mention may be made about karate and self defenses courses run by the institution.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The college is a Government college. The total budget for the academic year 2005-2006 is Rs.10,72,800/ of which Rs.9,79,681 is spent. A sum of Rs. 28,67,073 was disbursed as salaries and Rs. 18,720 as wages. Unit cost of education is Rs.11,214 A sum of Rs. 5,00,000/ was sanctioned as Government grant and fully spent for the purchase of equipment. A sum of Rs1,20,000 was sanctioned towards the purchase of library books, equipment and Rs 4,16,160 towards the construction of the library building in the X plan. A sum of Rs.10,00,000 (MPLADs) was sanctioned towards construction of buildings and is being utilized. In February 2006, the college has deposited the government grant of Rs 20,00,000\- with the Panchayathi Raj Department of Government of A.P for the construction of the College building. During the year 2005-2006 the college has mobilized an amount of Rs 2,75,500\- from the two self financial courses.

The fees charged for the aided courses are as per Government regulations. The fee structure is framed by the Andhra University and approved by the CCE. Committees are constituted to monitor academic, administrative and financial activities. The Principal supervises their working.

The College Planning and Development Council gives suggestions for upgrading the infrastructure. It also appoints contract teachers and guest faculty, as per the Government directives/procedures.

The Parent - Teacher Association plays an important role in monitoring the academic progress of the students and in maintaining discipline in the college.
The Director of Collegiate Education conducts training programmes for the office staff.

The Regional Joint Director, the Academic officers of the Commissioner of Collegiate Education (CCE) office and officers from AG office conduct regular inspections.

A special committee prepares the Academic calendar.

Meritorious and economically backward students receive assistance from the Students Aid Fund instituted by the college and from the fund instituted by the staff of the college.

The Grievance Redressal Cell redresses the problems of the students.

The Health Centre set up in the college provides health care for the students. Periodic health check up is conducted for the students. Group insurance is introduced for the students, and the later do not pay the premium as it is born by the institute.

Well-wishers and retired staff members of the college institute awards to encourage meritorious students.

As per route the college sanctions advances for festivals and loans for the education of the children of staff members.

A Purchase Committee supervises purchase of equipment, books etc and ensure strict compliance of rules and procedures framed in this regard.

For all officials student enquiries and applications a student charter informing the students about the time allotment for a particular job is displayed. Names, Contact points and work chart guide(Including time for processing) are displayed, and any breach of the same has to be notified to the authorities.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practice
The Academic Coordinator monitors the academic activities of the college. Teachers submit performance indicators. The Principal reviews them and gives suggestions for improvement.

Various committees are constituted to plan and execute activities such as admissions, framing of academic calendar, appointment of contract lecturers and conduct of examinations, etc. They work under the guidance of the Principal. The allocation of funds for the conduct of various activities, and to individual departments, laboratories and to the library is carefully planned. The Principal takes care to see that all the staff members take active part in the all activities of the college and that they work as a team. The CPDC plays a prominent role in implementing the decisions for the development of the college.

The college offers self- financing courses and Certificate courses to strengthen its academic activities.

The college attempts to impart value-based education to its students. National festivals are celebrated in the college to instill patriotism among students. Guest lectures on personality development by eminent counselors are organized to develop positive thinking and self-confidence among students. Meditation programmes are arranged to improve the physical fitness and concentration of students.

NSS volunteers participate in various welfare programmes. They visit slum areas and educate the residents about the importance of education, hygiene and self-reliance.

Section 3: Overall analysis
The peer team, after going through the Self study report and after its visit to various academic and physical facilities is satisfied with the progress of Sri D.N.R Govt. Degree College for Women in the empowerment of women through higher education which is the goal of the institution. The peer team would like to commend some of the features of the college which it feels are conducive for ensuring quality academic environment. Also, the peer team would like to bring to the attention of the college certain concerns for its consideration.

The peer team would like to commend the institution with regard to the following:

The encouragement and support provided by the CPDC and Parent Teacher Association for the overall growth and development of the college.

Strict discipline maintained in the institution and the cordial relations existing between the principal and the staff and especially between the students and the teaching staff.

The various extension activities of the NSS wing of the college in the area of community development.

The project work carried out by the students of Departments of Economics and History deserves appreciation.

The teaching and research work being carried out by the teacher in the Department of Political Science is laudable. He deserves all encouragement and support.

The Departments of Telugu and Hindi are to be commended for producing 100% results in the University Examinations for the last 3 years in succession.

The records in the college office are completely computerized and well maintained

The karate self-defence training being provided to the girls by the Physical Education Department in this college which is located in a rural setting deserves appreciation.

Efforts for the sustenance of traditional culture are being made by the college.

In-order to improve the academic performance, the peer team recommends the following suggestions.

The college may consider the opening of a few short term job oriented certificate courses fulfilling the needs of the local eg. Diet Management and Food Nutrition, Cosmetology, Nursery Teacher's Training, Fashion Technology, Interior Decoration etc.

The teachers in the Commerce and Economics Departments be motivated to design market oriented diploma courses like Financial Services Marketing, Computerised Accounting, Taxation Accounting, Retail Marketing, Bank and Insurance Management etc to make the students market-fit.

Considering the agro-economic base of the region, the college could think of introducing some add on courses in the area of food processing, handicrafts and other small manufacturing units based on the agriculture and other products available in the locality.

Short term Entrepreneurship Development Programmes in collaboration with different Government and non-Government promotional organizations be conducted at regular intervals to develop the latent entrepreneurship talents among the students.

Library computerization should be completed as early as possible and facilities like open access system, photo copier and Internet be provided in the library...
Adequate space should be provided for the reading room and for storage of the books.

As the medium of instruction is Telugu, the number of books in the local language is a clear lacuna. The majority of the books are in English.

Most of the books in the book banks are pretty old and out dated and perhaps need to be withdrawn. There is a need to purchase more number of books for the book bank.

The systems in the computer Laboratory are obsolete and need to be replaced with the current models as early as possible. This will enable the teaching staff and the students to update their knowledge and skills. The college should also arrange to network all the systems in the college.

The college should persuade the Government to appoint permanent teachers in Science Departments and in the Computer Centre. It has emerged that there is disproportionate work being allotted to the teachers in the Departments of Physics, Mathematics, and Telugu and in other Departments vis-à-vis the standard work load.

Proportionate number of attendants and assistants be placed in the Science laboratories and library for their smooth functioning.

The concept of research be inculcated beyond the area of student's project work in the Curriculum. The teaching staff may be encouraged to visit the web sites of different funding agencies like UGC, ICSSR, CSIR, DST etc to collect information regarding different funding schemes available for research projects.

The teachers may be encouraged to publish research articles and pursue research work leading to the award of M.Phil/PhD degrees.

Career Guidance Cell may be made more structured. Personality development programmes including development of communication skills in English, Interview skills, Presentation skills etc be arranged at regular intervals with the help of outside experts.

Parents and students have very earnestly beseeched the authorities for the construction of a hostel. The college may take advantage of various liberal funding schemes of UGC to improve the different infrastructural facilities, including the hostel.

Teachers in different Departments may be encouraged to participate in more number of seminars, work shops, orientation and refresher courses. The college may organize seminars periodically on different topics of contemporary interest.

All the Departments may be provided with computers and the teachers may be motivated to increasingly use LCD and internet for teaching learning.

Appropriate facilities may be provided to the students in terms of proper toilets and a full fledged canteen.

The sports facilities available in the college need to be upgraded. Special training may be provided to the students to achieve distinction in sports and games.

The Peer Team wishes to appreciate and thank the management, the Principal, the Faculty, the Non-teaching staff, the students and the Alumni of the college for the cooperation and courtesy extended during its visit.

Prof. Rupa B. Shah(Chairperson)

Prof. V. Ranganayaki Rao,(Member Coordinator)

Prof. Samson Moharana(Member)

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