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Adoni Arts and Science College, Adoni, Andhra Pradesh


Adoni Arts and Science College, Adoni, Andhra Pradesh
Adoni (District Kurnool)
Andhra Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 518302

Adoni Arts and Science College, Adoni Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Private Aided Under Graduate Co-Education Colleges. Adoni Arts and Science College, Adoni Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 1962.

Principal of Adoni Arts and Science College, Adoni Andhra Pradesh is Sri P. Sudhakar Rao (Mobile 9849912777).

Adoni Arts and Science College is situated in Adoni of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Adoni Arts and Science College, Adoni Andhra Pradesh is 08512-230582.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Adoni Arts and Science College, Adoni Andhra Pradesh are 98497-06269, 9441264008.

email ID(s) is Adoni Arts and Science College Adoni Andhra Pradesh

Website of Adoni Arts and Science College, Adoni Andhra Pradesh is http://adonicollege.com/.

Contact Details of Adoni Arts and Science College, Adoni Andhra Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-8512–230582, 253849


Adoni Arts and Science College, Adoni Andhra Pradesh runs course(s) in Arts , Science, Degree stream(s).
History, Economics, Political Science
Mathematics, Economics, Statistics
Computer Applications
Botany, Zoology, Chemistry
Physics, Zoology, Chemistry
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science
Mathematics, Electronics, Computer Science
Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science
Mathematics, Accountancy, Computer Applications

Approval details: Adoni Arts and Science College is affiliated with Sri Krishnadevaraya University (SKU), Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh)

Profile of Adoni Arts and Science College

The Adoni Arts and Science College is not only the second oldest college in Kurnool district, it is the sweet dream of a drought prone, backward region, where people have known only privation but no privilege. It is not built by any Maha Rajah or Nawab, but by the common people, by the dint of their hard work.

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The Adoni Arts and Science College was established in June 1962 with a view to cater to the educational needs of Adoni, a drought prone and backward region of Rayalseema. This college was established by the ' Adoni College and Education Society ' sponsored by the Rotary Club of Adoni, with the earnest zeal and urge to provide quality higher education to all the students of this rural and backward area. Originally, it was affiliated with Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupathi and later the affiliation was shifted to Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur. It is the second oldest college in Kurnool Dist. The college started with PUC and B.A Degree classes with the strength of 175 students, later the affiliations were secured to begin B.Com Course during 1964-65 and B.Sc. Course during 1965-66. With the support of farmers and Commission agents the society amassed the building construction fund through a system called 'Laaga'. The construction of a new building was started in 1964 and the college shifted into its new buildings in 1967. The boundary of Campus covers 40 acres with 7724.60 Sq. Mtrs. of built up area. Believing that the education evokes the vision of purified, ennobled and cultured life style and leads from Darkness of Light (Tamasoma Jyothirgamaya), the college aims at the overall development of rural youth in the rural area of the Rayalaseema. The College has a clear vision which strives towards excellence in education and character formation thereby enriching the quality of life.

The college offering 11 U.G. Programmes including 5 Programmes on self financed mode along with a certificate course in computers. It started self- financed programme of B.Sc. with mathematics, physics and computer Science or Electronics, B.Sc. with Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science as well as B.Com., with computer applications during the academic year 1988-89. It has also established a study center of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad by 1992 and established the Distance Education Center of Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur in 2005. The College has 80 Teaching Staff members and 57 non-teaching staff with 1650 students on its rolls, in which 1189 are boys and 461 girls are students. Among the Staff members 13 hold Ph.D Degree and 19 members hold M.Phil Degree to their credit. The college has got fully computerized independent library block with reading halls, 33 class rooms, 16 furnished and well equipped laboratories, computerized college office, an open air stage, a spacious auditorium, a fairly good playground with facilities of indoor and outdoor games along with a hostel building with 33 rooms. Besides, the college has got 3 N.S.S. Unites with 419 volunteers 4 NCC Platoons (Two for boys and two for girls), sports rooms with gymnasium, a computer center accessed with internet browsing, a career guidance cell, a students grievance cell, a Branch Post Office and a Branch of Corporation Bank are the facilities available in the College. The College has got both grant - in - aid as well as self financing courses. It has obtained U.G.C. recognition under 2f on 31st January 1976. The Unit cost of education is Rs.10,878.00 and excluding salary is 317.00

The College is offering a total 11 programmes under which 18 subjects are taught and 9 programmes are with elective options. The teaching staff in many departments are actively involved in assessment, valuation and revision of the curriculum. In the 18 subjects major syllabus revision was done during last five years. Under the faculty development programme availed by the teachers, they attended 90 refresher courses, 4 Orientation Courses and 8 Workshops and the college also has conducted a workshop on Spoken English. Besides, the teachers of the college presented 47 research papers in National Seminars and 11 in International Seminars. The college library contains 52,900 books and it subscribes 10 journals, 51 periodicals and 19 News papers. The College has got a total of 105 computers with 8 Printers and equally a good number of C.Ds. Different types of scholarships are disbursed to the Students of SC, ST, OBC other needy sections as well as minorities students and 809 students are benefited during the year 2005-06.

The Adoni Arts and Science College, volunteered to be assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council and submitted the Self Study Report to National Assessment and Accreditation Council in Jan. 2007. A peer team was constituted by the Council to visit the Institution and validate Self Study Report. The Peer Team consists of Dr. Shadaksharaiah, Professor, Department of History, Bangalore University, Bangalore as Chariman, Prof. N.N.Saste, Principal, Sri Shivaji Education Societie's Science College, Nagapur, as Member Co-ordinator and Prof. Rajeshwar R. Anadeo, Former Principal, Govt. Autonomous P.G. College, Chhindwara (M.P.) as Member, visited the Institution on 21st and 22nd March 2007.

The missions vision, goals and objectives set by the college reflect higher education, objectives and the challenges of the times in terms of regional and national requirement with building a knowledge society through academic excellence and preparing human resources of high quality to meet the needs of social and market driven man power.

Being an affiliated college of Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, the college has to follow the curriculum designed by the University. The curriculum is flexible. 11programmes, 13 subjects along with 05 languages including English with wide range of combinations indicate its flexibility regarding the student choice. Five self-financed courses are added to the U.G. Programmes. Several teachers are Chairman / Members of Board of studies who interact with the parent University, served as academic experts in offering suggestions on all academic issues and help in bringing suitable changes periodically. The college has developed a language laboratory for improvement in English Skills.

There are 11 programmes leading to B.A., B.Com., and B.Sc., Degree of the Sri Krishnadevaraya University. Out of the 11 programmes 06 are in aided and 05 are self financing mode. One certificate course in MS-Office is also introduced during 2006-07.

Keeping the modern trends in view most of the students have an opportunity to study computer science and computer applications .

Feed back from various stakeholders is taken into account before finalizing design of curriculum. To introduce new programme within the regulation of the present university system about one year time is required. The College has, linkages with industries and academic organizations. These linkages are useful for job-training, industrial visits, field work and for redesigning of the curriculum as per market trends.

Admission to various courses conducted in the college are as per norms and rules of the university and State Government. The reservation policy is strictly followed. The admissions are based on the academic merit and the process of administration is transparent.

The pedagogy of mixed ability groups is generally managed and administered informally. Routine teacher-learner contact help to identify slow teachers who are given informal assistance to improve their academic competency. Slow learners improve their performance by special, personal coaching by the faculty and extra academic support. Advanced learners are encouraged not only by award of merit scholarship but also by being deputed to participate in various competitions. They were also given additional books and extra coaching so that they can excel and secure distinctions and university ranks.

The teaching learning process manifests its efforts to realize learner-centeredness and technology orientation. They are monitored with work-plans and the predetermined academic calendar of events. Students involvement in learning is realized by means of individual and group assignments, tutorials, seminars, projects, industrial training and field visits.

Teaching aids such as Computers, Slides Projectors, OHP, LCD, CDs an Video Cassettes are used. Assignments, Seminars, Project Work, Programme and Study tours are organized to enhance student's interest in the subject. Computer assisted language learning is an innovative method of teaching spoken English has been undertaken.

The college encourages teachers to improve academic qualification and facilitates them to complete their research degrees by providing them adequate facilities. There are 13 faculty members (including temporary teachers) with Ph.D. Degrees and 19 with M. Phil Degrees. The teachers have published 58 research articles in National / International Journals during the last 05 years. The teachers have published 3 books and several articles in news papers / magazines. Teachers are motivated to attend conferences / seminars / symposia. Physics teacher of the college has submitted Major Research Project to UGC for approval. Two teachers have been deputed for Ph.D. under F.I.P. Scheme. Kannada and Urdu teachers have given talks on All India Radio. Few teachers have participated in State and National Conferences. Teachers on regular basis are appointed through duly constituted selection committee as per state Govt. and University rules on the basis of personal interview and academic merit. The appointments on temporary basis are made by the management to meet the faculty requirement including self-financed courses.

Teachers prepare annual teaching plan and maintain weekly dairies. The institution carries out self- appraisal and students feed back on performances of teachers. These are scrutinized by the Principal and reviewed by Governing Body wherein corrective measures are under taken.

Evaluation of students is made through classroom tests, assignments, project reports, surprise tests and test examinations along with practical examinations at the year end. Question banks covering whole syllabus are provided by all the Departments to the students which will help students in their studies.

The college follows annual pattern of evaluation as per the guidelines of the University.

The college encourages the teachers to pursue research work. Two teachers are awarded F.I.P. fellowship to pursue their Ph.D. Degree programme. One Major Research Project in Physics is submitted to U.G.C.

Teachers of the Colleges have published few research papers in National / International Journals.

During the past five years, a few teachers have authored books and published- articles in Daily Newspapers and Magazines.

Limited consultancy is offered by the commerce teachers in filing income tax returns of the college staff and the general public. The institution is yet to develop the mechanism to apply its expertise for consultancy services.

There are 3 NSS Units, with a Strength of 419 Volunteers and Four NCC Units with a active strength of 200 cadets including girls cadets. In the year 2007, one cadet of NCC and one NSS girl volunteer participated in RD parade at New Delhi. During last five years several students of College took part in Talasainik Camps and National Integration Camps, Local and National Republic Day Parades. The college also had organized National Integration Camp in which 11 Universities across the Nation have participated.

Two teachers are acting as State Resource persons in AIDS awareness programme . The broad extension activities carried out by the college covers Adopting villages, Health Camps, AIDs awareness programme, Environmental awareness rally, Blood donation camps, Assistance in Traffic Control, Crowd control at piligrimage centers, Pulse polio programme, Tree plantation and National literacy campaigns. Besides, the college also conducts Easy Sanskrit speaking course, Spoken English Course and Computer awareness programme for general public are the academic extension activities taken up by the college.

The College has established Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University center in the Campus and 1850 students are enrolled for B.A. and B.Com, courses. It has also formed linkages with S.K. University, St. John Engineering College, Forum for free enterprises and Rotary Club of Adoni. Further the college has developed its linkage with British council Library, Hyderabad, Institute of Company Secretaries Hyderabad and Institute for Electronic Governance for regular academic activities.

The College has well protected campus of 40 acres surrounding beautiful rocks. The College building consists of 33 class rooms, 7 Staff rooms, Principal's Chamber, Office, Examination Hall, Gymnasium, Separate rooms for NCC and NSS, A Branch of Corporation Bank, Auditorium, Hostel, Branch Post Office, Computer Centre, Separate common rooms for girls and boys. It also houses laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Electronics, Statistics and Computer Science along with English language Lab. 105 Computer terminals are available in two computer laboratories with a Internet facility.

To keep pace with academic growth, adequate infrastructure is developed by the parent society. There is an independent library building with separate reading rooms for staff, girls and boys. The library operations are fully computerized.

The College Campus, Buildings, Laboratories, Library, Furniture etc. are well maintained. Premises are regularly mopped and dusted. The parent body manages the civil work in the campus. Equipments in laboratories are maintained by teaching staff and laboratory attendants. The N.S.S. and N.C.C. units also clean the campus regularly. The college staff maintains computers and major faults will be outsourced on the call basis. Adequate budget is provided for maintenance of Physical and Academic infrastructure.

The infrastructure is optimally utilized for extra curricular, co-curricular, sports and academic activities between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The college facilities are also used for academic activities of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University and for conducting examinations of external agencies like, APPSC, Banking Services, Revenue Department, Hindi Prachar Sabha etc. The college auditorium is accessed to public functions and cultural activities on rental basis.

The Library is housed in separate building. It has 52,900 books and subscribes to 12 Journals, 51 Magazines and 19 Newspapers. It is kept open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Library Advisory committee takes care of strengthening of the library facilities . Besides there are departmental libraries in each department. Internet and Reprographic facilities are provided in the fully computerized library. Limited CDs and e-learing facilities are also available in the library.

There are 105 computer terminals in computer center and with internet facility. Computer facility is also provided in office, library and science departments. Internet browsing facility is provided for staff, students and general public. Extension and strengthening of this facility is indispensable for future development.

There is a boys hostel in the campus but there is no demand for hostel accommodation. Facilities like safe drinking water, telephone, reading rooms, health care facilities etc. are provided.

Sports facilities include 400 Mtrs. Atheletic track, playground with facilities for Basket Ball, Ball Badminton, Volley Ball, Kho-Kho, Hockey, Table Tennis, Foot ball, Cricket , Gymnasium and Sports reading room and Audio and Video sports room are also available.

During 2006-07 the college had 1650 students, including 461 girls students on its roll. Adequate provisions are made in the admission procedure to cater to the needs of SC, ST and Backward Class students. The dropout rate has been around 5%. Students pass percentage has been around 62%. Annual prospectus is provided by giving all essential information for students about the college, courses offered, fee structure, procedure for admissions, financial assistance, evaluation procedures, faculty profile and the rules of discipline on the campus.

Academic progression in terms of successful completion of university examinations has been significant in recent years. There are many first classes and distinction holders at university level. The dropout rate is minimal at all stages. The alumni includes Scientists, Business Executives, Government Officers of top order and leaders in public life.

There are several support systems which facilitate progression from the time a student joins the college until he or she leaves for a career. The support system is provided by the prospectus, notices and brochures. Instructional support is also given by competent and well-qualified faculty with the help of helpful pedagogy. Infrastructure support includes library and computer services. The curricular support was provided by making available various courses to facilitate the students to develop their own aptitudes, interests and strength. The financial support generously given by the philanthropic management by means of endowments and institutional scholarships has helped many needy students. Government scholarships and free ships amount to Rs.14,08,485.00 in the academic year 2006-07. The technological support extended to them with free computing hours and free use of the library learning resources has helped many to acquire skills and competencies that equip for their future career. Tutorial system and extra coaching to weaker students is helpful to students for academic improvement. Limited Health care facility is provided.

Optimal utilization of student support and services has augmented student activities, some of which are outstanding in Sports, games and cultural activities that have brought laurels to the college. Many awards, prizes and honors crowned many students of the college in sports. Many of the students have represented in various games at University, State and National level.

The management is committed to the cause of imparting quality education to different segments of students irrespective of caste, creed and religion. The management makes sincere efforts to achieve the goal of integrated development of critical ability, work ethics and personality development. The Chairman of the college is a believer in maintaining the sanctity of education. The objective decisions taken by the Governing Body are systematically implemented for the promotion of academic quality sustenance and enhancement.

Regular meetings of the governing body and the college council are held and in all academic, administrative and financial matters are decided upon after discussions and deliberations. Major policy decision are taken by Governing body. The staff council meetings and departmental staff meetings are held regularly and decisions taken in these meeting are implemented.

The Governing body consists of Chairman, Secretary Correspondent and five members from Board of Directors together with Principal and a Teaching Staff member. The Principal who looks after the day-to-day academic and administrative activities of the college is ex-officio Secretary of the College Governing Body (CGB) Senior heads of the departments will assist the principal in his work. The CGB follows the principle of participative, decentralized and interactive governance and it meets regularly. There are separate committees for Admission, Calendar events, Prospectus, Examinations, Attendance, Budget utilization, Cultural and Gymnasium activities, Discipline, Library, Staff Council, ST / SC cell, NSS, NCC, Purchases, Magazines and Hostel facilities.

Perspective plan encompassing an agenda for action in the next 10 years is prepared by the CGB. The plan has been prepared keeping in view the changing market scenario and value orientation. It also highlights the introduction of academic programs and improvement in infrastructure facilities.

Selection of members of the faculty is made in accordance with the norms laid down by the University / State Governments, while non - teaching staff are appointed by the selection committee headed by the Principal, with representatives of management. Merit based selection is a contributory factor to the high level of academic performance. Management to maintain the academic and administrative requirements of the college fills vacancies of teaching and non-teaching staff. Appointments of old students of the college as staff members is a welcome feature.

The performance appraisal is in practice for both teaching as well as non-teaching staff by two methods, namely self-appraisal and appraisal by the students. Self appraisal and feed back is scrutinized by the principal and reviewed by the management Feed back from the students is taken into account for corrective measures and future improvement..

The Management encourages teachers to participate in various programmes which aimed at up gradation of skills and knowledge. Teachers are encouraged to pursue their research activities, participate in conferences and publish their research findings. Computer literacy programmes are also conducted for the benefit of teachers.

The resource mobilization is through fees, grants from the Government and university as well as UGC. Deficit is made good by the management.

The college has a budgetary control system for its financial operation. There is a statutory audit of accounts. There is regular internal audit and the management ensures financial accountability in multiple ways. The transparency in financial transactions and the selflessness of the members of the Management, in the effective use of funds is noteworthy.

The management is progressive, quality conscious and works with a sense of accountability. The vision, goals and objectives of the institution and the altruistic approach by the management had contributed to the development of younger generations. The college does not accept capitation fee and admissions are transparent according to the norms of the University and State Government .

Quite a few innovative need based courses have been planned by the college. Activities such as, maintenance of garden, electricity and computer maintenance by the college staff is a noteworthy. Establishment of language lab undertaken by the English Department has created a conducive environment to learn the language by innovative means. Field visits, use of internet, availability of photocopy machine, effective and innovative management, hostel for boys are the innovative practices of the college.

Value-based education is given to mould students as good human individuals. Education orientation towards societal needs and civic responsibilities is imparted to them by a disciplined cadre of teachers and experts.

The quality of education imparted by the college and discipline on the campus helps in character building of the students. Besides academic programmes, the college provides ample opportunities for service in the sectors of community welfare, environmental protection and health of citizens. The college is striving to create a disciplined cadre of responsible citizens. The institution has a tradition of helping the faculty and needy students. Tree plantation, their adoption, blood donation are some of the notable activities of NSS & NCC wings.

Transparency in decision making, cohesion among faculty members, the impressive record of student performance, the dedicated work of teachers, the involvement of alumni are notable features of the college. Many alumni occupy prominent positions in different fields of life in India. The committed back up vision of the management in establishing the academic co-operation and interaction have resulted in the significant growth of the college in terms of infrastructure and quality of teaching.

The College offers an ideal setting for academic interaction among different stakeholders in higher education. The disciplined work culture of teaching and non-teaching staff and students is appreciable. Perfect harmony exists on the campus, which is conducive to the imparting of quality education.

Over a period of forty five years of its existence, the college has tried to cater to the academic needs of the rural and drought prone areas of the Rayalaseema in Andhra Pradesh. It has also got an urge to empower the girl students in general and to those belonging to lower strata of the society in particular. The Peer Team visited the college and made physical verification of the Infrastructure facilities in the college. It interacted with the Management, Principal, Teaching and Non-teaching Staff, Students, Alumni and Parents. All the pertinent documents submitted by the college were verified by the team. After the above exercise the Peer Team Commends the Institution for the following aspects.

Encouragement and support given by the Management to the Institution.

Medical facility and financial help to the staff by the Management.

College has got potential to attain further heights in the academic sphere.

The involvement of the teaching and non teaching staff.

Extension activities of the NSS and NCC units.

Encouragement to promote student's participation and achievement in co-curricular activities.

Internet facilities at subsidized rates provided to students, teachers and the general public.

Digital automation of library and linkage with other libraries.

English language lab with audio and video facilities.

The college Auditorium has an access to indoor games, public functions and cultural activities.

The Class rooms of the college as an open access to public examination, combined defense examination and B.R. Ambedkar Open University Classes and examinations.

The athletic track of 400 Mtrs with other sport grounds had an open access to the police training and public sports activities.

The Peer Team would suggest the following to the Institution to enhance the quality of education and over all development.

The college should submit proposals to UGC for getting grants under various schemes.
The management may include women member in the governing body of the college.
Free of cost computer training may be given to Non-teaching staff.

Attempts may be made to explore the possibility of acquiring autonomous status.

The college may start more need based courses to enhance skill and employability.

Job oriented certificate to Diploma Courses may be run concurrently outside the regular class hour.

College may introduce utility oriented diploma / certificate courses in Journalism, Office automation, Secretarial practice, Medical lab technology, Tourism and Hospitality management, Sericulture, Apiculture, Vormiculture, Mushroomculture and Bridge courses may be conducted regularly.

College may explore the possibility of starting P.G. Courses in the campus.

The college may form a research cell to facilitate research activities in the college.

The college may explore the possibility of establishing linkage with industries and National level academic organizations.

The college may encourage teachers to take up collaborative research projects.

Systematic tutorial guidance and counseling for student support any progression may be strengthened.

Remedial coaching may be provided in a more systematic way.

Hostel and Canteen facilities for boys and girls may be appropriately provided and used.

A committee may be constituted for the prevention of sexual harassment as per the direction of the appropriate authority.

The Peer Team wishes to thanks the Principal, Teaching and Non-teaching staff for extending co-operation to the Team during the visit to the college. The team is also grateful to NAAC for the opportunity to visit the institution.


PROF. N.N.SASTE - Member Co-ordinator.


Place : ADONI

Date : 22.3.2007

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