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SKP Government Degree College, Guntakal, Andhra Pradesh
Guntakal (District Anantapur)
Andhra Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 515801


SKP Government Degree College, Guntakal Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: NAAC Grade: B. SKP Government Degree College, Guntakal Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 1968.


Principal of SKP Government Degree College, Guntakal Andhra Pradesh is Dr.R.M.Dhana Raju (Mobile 9948114618), Dr K. Gnaneswar (Mobile 9949383640, 8121011580).

SKP Government Degree College is situated in Guntakal of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Contact Person(s) of the SKP Government Degree College, Guntakal Andhra Pradesh is (are): JKC Coordinator: A.Ravisankar Sarma (Mobile 9849018720).

email ID(s) is SKP Government Degree College Guntakal Andhra Pradesh

Website of SKP Government Degree College, Guntakal Andhra Pradesh is www.guntakalskpgc.ac.in.


Contact Details of SKP Government Degree College, Guntakal Andhra Pradesh are : 08552–226836

Academic Advisers
Dr. A. Lakshmaiah, Mobile 9440561104
S.Md. M. Noor Iqbal, Mobile 9494434798
1.T.Jithendra, Mobile 9440873638



Courses

SKP Government Degree College, Guntakal Andhra Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
B.A.
History, Economics, Political Science
History, Political Science, Advanced Telugu
History, Political Science, English
B.Com.
General
Computers
B.Sc.
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
Zoology, Chemistry, Biochemistry
Mathematics, Electronics, Computer Science
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
Botany, Zoology, Chemistry
Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science
Microbiology, Botany, Chemistry

Approval details: SKP Government Degree College is affiliated with Sri Krishnadevaraya University (SKU), Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh)



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NAAC report of SKP Government Degree College

Section 1: Preface
The Sri Kanyaka Parameswari (SKP) Government Degree College, Guntakal volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore by presenting a Self Study Report . A Peer Team Consisting of Prof.(Mrs) Mamata Satapathy, Former UGC Emeritus Fellow, and Professor & Head(Retd.) Department of Physics , Utkal University, Bhubaneswar as Chairperson ; Co-ordinator, Dr. K. E. N. Nalla Mohamed, Principal, Khadir Mohideen College, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu and Dr. A. Basappa, Principal, Madakari Nayaka First Grade College, Chitradurga, Karnataka as Members. The Team visited the institution for two days 22nd-23rd February 2006 .

The SKP Govt. Degree College was established by leading citizens of Guntakal town in Anantapur district in 1968 to make higher education accessible to the common people in the region. The college has been named after Sri Kanyaka Parameswari, the deity of the local Vysya community who provided the initial funding of Rs.1 lakh. In the beginning, the college started functioning in a make-shift tin-roofed market yard shed and continued there up to 1984, when it was shifted to the present permanent campus in the outskirt of the town built over an area of 16.75 acres of land. The college is affiliated to Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur. The institution has got UGC recognition under sections 2f and 12 B in 1970 and 1986 respectively.

The college offers Under Graduate (UG) programs in the faculty of Arts, Science and Commerce, a Post Graduate (PG) program in Commerce. Of late the college has instituted four self-financing courses in science and one in commerce. The college is having 17 teaching departments in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Electronics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, History, Economics, Political Science, English, Telugu, Hindi, Urdu and Commerce and common facilities such as central library, computer labs, sports grounds, and canteen.

At present the college has 16 permanent, 16 temporary (contract), 11 guest lecturers and 03 part-time teachers out of which. There are 21 members of non-teaching staff including 19 administrative and 02 technical. The student strength in the year 2005-06 is 1733 with 1713 in UG courses, and 20 in PG course of which 30% are girls. The total student strength constitutes 17% Sc, 04% ST and 51% BC. The unit cost of education is Rs.1290/- excluding salary component, and Rs.5358/- including salary component.

The Peer Team carefully perused and analyzed the SSR submitted by the college. During institutional visit, the Team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments and the facilities, interacted at length with the Principal, Faculty, Staff, Students, Parents and Alumni of the college. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the seven criteria identified by NAAC for accreditation, the Peer Team has aimed at the assessment of the institution including its commendable features as well as the issues of concern.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The goal and objective of the college is to provide quality, holistic, higher education to the rural youth of the region and equip them with human values knowledge and skill to be competitive in the main sphere s of life.

The college offers Under Graduate (UG) courses in Arts, Science and Commerce, and one Post Graduate (PG) course in Commerce instituted in the year 2005-06. Initially the college was offering traditional courses only; subsequently some professional self-financing (restructured) courses like Biochemistry in 1998, Computer Science in 2000, Microbiology and Electronics in 2001, and Commerce with computer application in 2002 were added. With the introduction of these new courses more subject combinations were available to the UG students. Most of the courses are taught both in English and Telugu medium, while self-financing courses are taught only in English. English is compulsory for all UG programs. The students have to choose one second language out of Hindi, Telugu and Urdu. To develop general awareness of the students, compulsory papers on Indian Heritage and Culture, Environmental Studies, and Science and Civilization are taught as non-core option in the three streams at the degree level. Apart from the regular program of its own, the college serves as study centre for Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University.

The college is affiliated to Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur and has to follow the syllabi, and the scheme of examination prescribed by the university. The university periodically reviews and modifies the curricula through its Board of Studies (BOS). One member of the faculty has served as chairperson of BOS.

Being a Government College, the academic audit and the general inspection of the college is conducted primarily by the Commissionerate of Collegiate Education (CCE), Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.(AP)

Mechanism to obtain feedback from academic peers and employers on the curricular and academic programs of the college is yet to be developed .

Criterion II: Teaching- Learning and Evaluation
Admission to the various UG courses of the college is carried out in accordance with the policy of the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh and the regulations of Shri Krishnadevaraya University (SKU). The students are selected on the basis of their past academic credentials and are called for interview for final selection and admission. The admission of the students to PG course is offered as per the result of SKU Common Entrance Test (CET).

As per the university regulation, the college follows annual system for UG program and semester system for PG program. The syllabi are unitized in keeping with the annual teaching schedule, and teaching plan is drawn up at the beginning of the session. The Principal monitors the smooth running of the academic programs. The teachers follow mostly the traditional methods of class room teaching sometimes supplemented with the teaching aids like charts, models, OHP, transparencies etc. from the academic year 2005-06 the students of some departments are encouraged to do projects, give seminar talks, make field trips to enhance their perspective and depth of understanding. It is a good idea to reinforce the practice of regular student seminar in every department. Experts and guest lectures are invited from nearby university, other institutions to address the students on their expertise and practical skill. Arrangements are made for the reception of audio-visual telecast of lessons for UG students through MANA-TV under the Govt. sponsored APNET program.

The academic progress of the students is assessed by unit tests, monthly tests, flash test and pre-final examinations, interactive programs like seminars, group discussions, assignments, laboratory records etc. The schedules of tests and examinations are notified to the students well in advance.

The English department offers lessons on communication skill as part of their curricula to all the students of the college.

The college has at present 16 permanent, 16 temporary, 11 guest lecturers and 03 part time teachers. The average work load of a teacher is about 20 hours per week. The full-time faculty takes about 60% of the classes. The teachers are recruited through the AP Public Service Commission as per the rules and regulations of the university and State Government. However in case of urgent needs the college through its College Planning and Development Council(CPDC) appoints part time teachers on contract basis as per the guidelines of CCE, AP. They are paid from the college resources. During the last two years 04 teachers joined the college on transfer from other colleges.

There is no faculty development program in the college as such, but the college teachers attend refresher and orientation courses organized by universities and other institutions of higher learning. A few teachers have participated in seminars and conferences. During the last two years 04 teachers have attended national level, 01 international level and 06 regional level seminars and conferences. During 2004-05 one teacher has availed Faculty Improvement Program (FIP) of UGC for doing Ph.D.

The college has adopted the self-appraisal method of evaluation of its faculty as per UGC guidelines and the directives of CCE, Andhra Pradesh. Recently it has introduced the feedback from the students on the performance of the teachers. However formal mechanism for follow up action on the feedback has not yet been developed.

Two members of teaching staff one from the department of Commerce and another from the department of Economics have been awarded Best Teacher Awards from the Government of Andhra Pradesh in the year 1998 and 2003 respectively.

From the current academic year the college has initiated efforts towards establishing academic contacts with various laboratories, institutions, universities, industry, diary farms, veterinary hospitals, and local nursing homes to which UG students of some of the departments visit for training and project works.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension.
The SKP Govt. Degree College being primarily an under graduate college research has not been given due importance. Out of 42 faculty members, 06 have research qualifications 04 with Ph.D and 02 with M.Phil. At present few departments like commerce and economics are carrying out some research activities. Two faculty members are pursuing Ph.D programmes on part-time basis and one faculty in the department of Botany has registered for Ph.D under Faculty Improvement Program (FIP) of UGC. One teacher in the department of Botany is a member of the Indian Botanical Society. At present no research project is operating in the college. However a minor research project has been completed by a faculty member of Economics department. During the last five years only three research papers have been published by the teachers of the college. Some members of faculty have presented papers in conference proceedings. It is felt that for good and effective teaching research should form an integral part of the academic work of the faculty. The college should sensitize its faculty for the need of research activity and encourage them to submit research projects to national funding agencies like UGC, DST, CSIR, DBT etc. Lately the college has sent two minor and one major research proposals from its teaching faculty to UGC for financial grants.

The college is promoting research oriented activities for the students. Every department has taken up few project works from this academic session on local problems and carried them out under the guidance of their teachers as co-curricular activities. Thus the students imbibe research culture and gains broader perspective of their subjects.

As yet the college has not developed any consultancy service, through which it can generate some revenue.

The college undertakes various extension activities through its departments, NSS and NCC units. The college teachers are assigned these activities in addition to their normal duties. The various extension activities and outreach programs of the college, centre around the community development work, by way of Aids Awareness, Environmental Awareness, Adult Education and Girl Child Literacy, Health and Hygiene etc. The college has two NSS units who regularly conduct such awareness programs, organize Blood Donation Camps, Rallies, Medical Camps, Clean and Green program, Janmabhoomi program in collaboration with Govt. and Non Govt. organizations. The NSS unit of the college has adopted a nearby village and created this awareness among the village dwellers.

The Women Empowerment Cell of the college works to make the girl students aware of their legal rights, property rights and organizes training programs on computer awareness etc.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has a well developed campus, spread over an area of 16.75 acres of land in the outskirt of Guntakal town. The infrastructure comprises of 07 science laboratories, central library, 18 class rooms, seminar hall, office, 08 staff rooms, canteen, vehicle parking shed and open air auditorium etc. There is a platform built under the shade of a huge tamarind tree called Gangappa Katta which is used for academic and cultural activities. A new building constructed in the year 2002-03, named as Tagore Block, houses the departments of Microbiology, Botany and Biochemistry.

The infrastructure of the college is maintained by the Roads and Building departments of the Government. The Building Renovation Committee of the college looks after the regular maintenance of the buildings and other physical facilities. The cleanliness and the beautification of the campus are looked after by the Campus Beautification and Gardening Committee with the help of the staff and students, the NSS and NCC volunteers of the college. The working hour of the college is from 08am to 01 pm.

The college optimally uses its infrastructure for its own purposes. It also shares it with the Junior college. It is to be mentioned here that due to the lack of space Zoology, Microbiology and Biochemistry departments and their laboratories are accommodated, each in one hall. The college should take immediate steps to provide additional rooms to these departments in order to do justice to the courses. The college is used to conduct the classes of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University during holidays. The infrastructure and academic facilities are also used by other Govt. and Non-Govt. organizations like APPSC, Board of Technical Education and other agencies for conducting classes and holding various examinations, and academic programs.

The college has a central library with 23,114 books and it subscribes to 10 journals and periodicals. The library works from 8am to 5pm on all days except Sundays and public holidays. The automation of the library has just been undertaken with the grant from UGC under its INFLIBNET program. The Book Bank facility in the library is available to the students. The library has one computer. Efforts should be made to complete the automation at a quicker pace. More computers with internet and e-mail access be available for the students and faculty of the college. During the last two years the library has added 139 text books 12 reference books and 04 journals at a cost of Rs.31,422/-. Some departments have realized the importance of having departmental libraries and initiated action in this regard.

The college has two computer laboratories as a central facility with 38 computers with LAN facility which is used by the students and faculty members of computer science departments and also other departments. In addition there are 06 computers exclusively used in the college office, library, Mathematics department and Principal's office. It remains open from 8 am to 5.00 pm on all working days.

The college has reasonable infrastructural facilities for sports and games. It has play grounds for cricket, Hockey, Kabaddi, Khokho, Tennicoit, Ball badminton, Volley ball, a gymnasium. However it is felt that, the college authority may try to arrange funds for the developments of the fields and gymnasium. The students participate in the University, State and National level sports meet. It is commendable that for three consecutive years from 2000 to 2003 the college lifted the Inter collegiate Champion Shield in Khokho. Further the college conducted Inter University Women Tournament in 2005. The student performance at university and state level sports meet is quite impressive. The students who excel in sports and games are given incentives in the form of prizes, medals and some times monetary assistance. The Director of the department of Physical Education coordinates the sports and games activities of the college.

There is a Botanical garden maintained by the Botany department. The college has recently set up a privately managed canteen in its own campus.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The total student strength of the college in the year 2005-06 is 1733, which includes 1371 in conventional UG courses, 342 in restructured courses and 20 in PG course.. It is good to see that 30% of the students are girls. Most of the students hail from the Guntakal town and nearby villages.

Analysis of the data on two batches of students given in SSR for the years-2003-04 and 2004-05 shows that 92% appear the final examination after the minimum period of study. The resulting drop out rate is 08% including those who left the college to pursue professional courses. The success rates in the final examinations for the above two batches of students are 57% and 58% respectively, with first class accounting about 48% and 35%. On an average about 40% of the successful students go for higher studies. A number of students pass entrance tests for higher education and employment like PGCET, EDCET, ICET, LAWCET, APPSC Group I and Group II services, and staff selection commission etc.

The college publishes updated prospectus containing relevant informations on the courses, academic programs, rules and regulations, eligibility criteria, fee structure and support services etc.

Financial aids in terms of social welfare scholarship for SC, ST, BC , minority and physically handicapped students are available for the students of the college. In addition the college also offers financial aid to the poor and meritorious students from its own fund. It is to be noted that 483 students received the social welfare scholarships in the year 2004-05. In the year 2002-03 three prathibha state merit scholarships are awarded to the students.

The college has recently set up a Career Guidance and Employment Cell functioning under the direction of a lecturer. The students are given career counseling and guidance about the various competitive examinations for higher studies and employment. The teachers also give personal counseling at the individual level to raise confidence and ward out fear and anxiety from the minds of the students. Some of the students of the college succeed in getting employment in the local farms.

The college has established an Alumni Association, registered in 2003. One of the alumni donated Rs. 5 lakh for the construction of the library building.

The college promotes the games and sports culture by providing required facilities for the students. It organizes leisure-time activities for the students like cultural programs, debate, essay and quiz competitions, music and dance competitions etc through student union, different clubs and associations of the college This provides ample opportunity to the students to participate and develop their perspectives. Some of the college students have participated in university, state and national level competitions, youth festivals, sports meets and bagged prizes and medals. The students are encouraged to take active interest in them.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The SKP Govt. Degree College being a Govt. college, is managed by the State Government following the rules and regulations framed by it. However the college has an efficient internal coordination and management system. The Principal looks after the overall administration of the college. It has a staff council formed with all the Heads of the departments as its members. This Body takes all the major decisions of the college after due deliberations. In order to coordinate and monitor various academic, administrative and welfare activities, the Principal has constituted a number of committees. In addition as per the directives of CCE, AP ,the college has constituted in the year 2000-01 the College Planning and Development Committee (CPDC) with Principal as chairperson, and 10 members drawn from different walks of life, parents, social workers, philanthropists, government officers and teachers from other institutions. This is a very important committee, which makes plans for various developmental works for the college in keeping with the government policies. All the financial transactions of the college are carried out with its approval.

The work efficiency of its non teaching staff are evaluated by the Principal in association with the Office Superintendent who is their immediate superior. It is felt that the work efficiency can be further improved if the feedback on their performance is obtained from students , teachers and other stake holders of the college.

The non-teaching and office staff have not yet taken any formal training in office administration, management of finance, accounting, and computer application except one office staff of the college who got in-service training for five days conducted by the CCE. on administration and and seven days training on computer.

The fee structure adopted by the college is as per the Govt. directives. There have been no changes in tuition fee and other fee during the last three years which are quite low.

The Grievance Redressal Cell formed in the academic year 2005-06 attends to the grievances of the college community. It is too early to say about its efficiency.

The college staff avail the supportive welfare schemes offered by the Government.

The college primarily depends on the State Govt. for its sustenance and partly on UGC. However it is quite effective in resource mobilization from other sources also. During the year 2004-05 it has generated Rs. 10 lakhs from self-financing courses, Rs.54,000/- from Alumni Association and Rs.5 lakh donation from an alumni and Rs. 5,000 from endowments. The accounts of the college are regularly audited by the CCE, Andhra Pradesh and the Accountant General. The college has also the provision of internal audit by its staff.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The Peer Team has identified a few unique features which enhance the academic ambience of the college. They are as follows:

The college is alive to vocational and professional need of the younger generation and has instituted professional UG courses in Computer Science, Electronics, Microbiology and Biochemistry and Commerce with Computer Application.

The presence of about one third girl students in its roll bespeaks of the socially forward looking attitude of the people in the region. The large scale participation of girls in co-curricular, extra-curricular, extension activities and sports activities demonstrates the values and ethos of the college for the development of their self-confidence and awareness.

Student projects on relevant topics of current interest are taken up by each department for imbibing the research spirit and culture.

To inculcate national feeling, patriotism and awareness of social problems , the college celebrates National holidays, Birth days of great national leaders, prominent days like World population day, World Aids day and National integration day etc.

The different departments of the college have established academic and professional contact with neighboring institutions and commercial organizations.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The Peer Team after going through the SSR and after its visit to various academic and physical facilities of the college is more or less satisfied by its progress and development during the recent years of its existence. It has tried its best to provide quality education to a large number of students hailing from the town and the surrounding rural and hilly areas.

The Peer Team considers that there are a number of features in the approach of SKP Government Degree College towards quality assurance and standards which it would wish to comment, and at the same time the Team would like to bring to the attention of the college certain concerns for its consideration.

The desire, dedication, commitment and team spirit among the teachers staff and students to make the college an ideal institution of higher learning is in evidence.

Introduction of a couple of self-financing courses in emerging areas through which the college is able to generate fund.

Introduction of feedback from the students on the performance of teachers from the current academic year.

Encouragement to the students to participate in NSS, NCC and other activities of the college with a view to help them in developing their all round personality.

Preparation of charts and models by the students as teaching aids.

The creation of Women Empowerment Cell is a positive step taken by the college for the upliftment of this section of the society.

With a view to further enhance the quality of education, the Peer Team suggests the following measures for the consideration of college authority.

The college may think of exploring the possibility of introducing more number of UGC approved professional and vocational UG courses like Biotechnology, Information Technology, Environmental Science, Bioinformatics, Social Work, Music, Drama and Performing Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication, Business Administration etc.

The college may think of opening of short term certificate/diploma courses like e-commerce, management of call centers, computer applications, hardware and instrumentation, tailoring and garment making, embroidery and soft-toy making, MS-Office etc. some of these courses will be helpful to the students for self employment.

After consolidating the UG courses the college may start few more PG courses in response to the demands of the students and parents.

The college may initiate special program for imparting value based education which is very much necessary for resurrecting the moral and ethical values among the students.

The laboratories are modernized in view of the revised curricular as per UGC guidelines.

Special efforts may be made to improve the communicative skills in the English language by establishing language laboratory.

The college may build hostels for boys and girls.

The college may start the publication of the college magazine for the development of literal skills to students.

The departments may think of publishing news letters highlighting the activities of the department and wall magazines for the benefit of the students.

Organization of the annual science exhibition may be initiated.

More space may be provided to the departments of Microbiology, Zoology and Biochemistry.

Xerox, internet facilities provided to the students in the library.

Steps may be taken for improving the success rate of the students in university examinations.

The teachers may be sensitized to the need of research work and publish their findings in standard journals of national and international standings.
The departments and college may organize seminars and workshops at state and national level to expose the students and teachers on the current trends in the subject.

Modernization of library by way of automation and computerization be completed expeditiopusly.

It is observed that departments offering professional courses are entirely run by one or two contract or guest lectures. Efforts may be made to appoint atleast one permanent faculty in such departments.

Students feedback on teaching-learning, curricular design, campus environment may be collected.

The teachers may apply for research grants to outside funding agencies like UGC, DST, CSIR, DBT, etc.

The students be encouraged to develop communication skill in English for adequate growth opportunity at national and international level. Help may be taken from CIEFL (Hyderabad) and language learning audio system.

Proper health services like annual health checkup, health insurance for students, teachers and staff may be introduced.

More endowment prizes may be instituted in the names of prominent individual and institutions to motivate the students for better academic performance.

Career guidance and employment cell may take up organization of coaching classes for outgoing students to prepare them for competitive examinations for further study and employment.

The Peer Team highly appreciates and acknowledges the co-operation extended by the Principal, members of teaching and non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni during their visit. Help and co-operation by the Principal Shri V. R. B. Shankar Rao , the coordinator of the steering committee Shri B. Daniel Silvanus and their team at the time of actual visit deserves a special mention.

The Team wishes a bright future to this college.

Prof.(Mrs) Mamata Satapathy
(Chairperson Co-ordinator)

Dr. K. E. N. Nalla Mohamed
( Member )

Dr. A. Basappa
(Member)

Shri V. R. B. Shankar Rao
Principal
SKP Govt. Degree College
Guntakal, Anantapur
Andhra Pradesh

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