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STSN Government Degree College, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh


STSN Government Degree College, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh
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Anantapur (District Anantapur)
Andhra Pradesh, India

STSN Government Degree College, Anantapur Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. STSN Government Degree College, Anantapur Andhra Pradesh is also known as GDCW Anantapur. STSN Government Degree College, Anantapur Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 1975.

STSN Government Degree College is situated in Anantapur of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Anantapur comes under Anantapur Tehsil, Anantapur District.

Contact Details of STSN Government Degree College, Anantapur Andhra Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-8494-224129

Note: Kadiri is a town in Anantapur district.

Academic Advisers
A.Viswanatha Reddy, Mobile 9440872031
Dr K.V.Ramana, Mobile 9490196393


STSN Government Degree College, Anantapur Andhra Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
History, Economics, Political Science
History, Political Science, Advanced Telugu
History, Political Science, Advanced Urdu
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
Botany, Zoology, Chemistry
Zoology, Chemistry, Sericulture
Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science
Botany, Zoology, Industrial Chemistry

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

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NAAC report of STSN Government Degree College

Section 1: Preface
Sri Tayi Surya Narayana (STSN) Government College, Kadiri, volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Bangalore, by presenting its Self Study Report (SSR) in December 2005. The Council Constituted a Peer Team to validate the SSR. The Team consisted of Prof. Naresh Chandra, Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai and Principal, Birla College, Kalyan (MS), as Chairman, Prof. P. P. Sarojini, Principal, Kavery Women's College, Virajpet, Coorg, Karnataka as Member and Prof. K. G. Narayana Pillai, Syndicate Member and former Director, College Development Council, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, as Member Coordinator. Dr. Latha Pillai, Advisor, facilitated and coordinated the visit on behalf of NAAC. The Team visited the College on 30th and 31st January 2006.

The STSN Government Degree College was established in 1975 in a semi-urban setup in Kadiri Mandal of Anantapur District by the Government of Andhra Pradesh to fulfill the long cherished demands of the public to have a College in the area. Still, this is the only higher education institution managed by state Government in a radius of 100 km. The College is named after the chief donor, an educationist and philanthropist, Sri Tayi Surya Narayana. The College is situated in a beautiful campus covering an area of 26.92 acres and easily accessible by road. Earlier the College was affiliated to Ventateswara University. Since 1980 the College has been affiliated to Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur. The College is recognized by the University Grants Commission and included under 2f and 12B list of the UGC Act (1956) in 1998. The College has received financial assistance from UGC under X Plan.

The major objectives with which the college was established were to provide higher education with skill, knowledge, character building, self-dependency and self discipline to the rural students at affordable cost. The college is offering nine conventional and two restructured courses in Arts, Social Sciences, Sciences and Commerce. The College has a faculty of 20 permanent teachers, 18 lecturers on contract and part-time basis and one Guest lecturer. There are 10 non-teaching staff. Two teachers possess Ph.D degree and 9 M.Phil. degree. The College organizes various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities with an aim of developing the overall personality of the students.

At present there are 1790 students (boys 1114 and girls 676) on the rolls of the college. The Institution has good infrastructure. The library has a good collection of books. The pass percentage is satisfactory. The drop out rate is small. The college works from 10 am to 5-30 pm on shift basis on all working days. The college authorities deserve appreciation for the progressive steps taken for starting few market friendly vocational courses on self financing basis. This will provide opportunities to the students to enhance their employability. The unit cost of education with out salary component is Rs.1118/- and with it is Rs. 5223.5/-

During the on-site visit of two days the Team had carefully perused and analyzed the SSR submitted by the institution. The Team had extensive interaction with the members of the Academic Guidance Cell(AGC) of Higher Education Department, Principal, Faculty, Students, Staff, Alumni/Parents and functionaries of various associations. The Team visited all Departments, Library, Laboratories, Gymnasium, Botanical Garden and other service facilities. The Peer Team also verified all the relevant supporting documents and records submitted by the College. Based on this exercise and keeping in mind the Seven Criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer Team would like to make the following Criteria-wise observations, suggestions and recommendations for the consideration of NAAC.

Section: 2 Criterion-Wise Analysis
Criterion: I Curricular Aspects
As an affiliated College of Sri Krishnadevaraya University the institution follows the syllabi and scheme of examinations prescribed by the University. The syllabi are unitized. The lack of autonomy restrains the faculty from designing and redesigning the syllabi and curriculum at their will and desire. However, some modules have been added by the Departments to update the subjects. The University revises the syllabi usually once in three years. The suggestions of the faculty taken in the annual meetings are forwarded to BOS for consideration.

The college offers a total of nine UG programs, of which three are in Humanities, five in Sciences and one in Commerce. The courses are consistent with the goals and objectives of the Institution. Recently, the college has started 2 restructured courses with vocational subject combinations, such as Botany, Zoology and Industrial Chemistry; Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science. The college practises tri-media in teaching i.e. Telugu, English and Urdu. The syllabus of classes of first and second year classes contain topics of interdisciplinary nature like Indian Heritage, Science and Civilization, Environmental Sciences, etc. The College offers certificate course in spoken English with an aim of improving the communicative skills of the students. This deserves appreciation.

Consistent with the objectives of the College to ignite young and vibrant rural students and to develop requisite man power needs, the courses offered in Sericulture, Computer Science and Industrial chemistry are relevant. The courses and combinations give flexibility and career potentialities. More Certificate and Diploma courses (add-on-courses) may be started utilizing the financial assistance from UGC and other agencies to enhance the job potential and entrepreneurship of the students.

Annual academic inspection is being done by the Regional Joint Director of Higher Education. Formal system of feed back from students, academic peers and employers needs to be stabilized in the college. Feed back data regarding courses, its contents, teaching -learning and evaluation from different stakeholders will be beneficial for quality enhancement. Several co-curricular activities are conducted successfully through Clubs and Committees for the overall development of the students and to fulfill the social responsibilities. Moral and value education may be given due importance.

The goals and objectives of the college are clearly stated and periodically communicated to all constituencies through the prospectus.

Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Admission to various courses of study is in accordance with the policy of the Government and the regulations of the University. Transparency is maintained throughout and admission process is entrusted to an Admission Committee. Selection is on merit and there is no entrance test. Information on admission process, fee structure, examinations, code of conduct, etc. is published through prospectus. There is no formal way of assessing students' skills and knowledge for a particular program before or after admission.

Academically weak students are given remedial coaching in special classes arranged beyond the college working hours. Bridge classes are arranged in the beginning of the academic year for students who have not studied the subjects at plus two classes. Advanced learners are given projects and chances to lead class seminars. The models and charts made by them are displayed in the departments.

Lecture method is the chief form of instruction. It is supplemented to some extent with seminars, guest lectures, field visits, etc. A few departments use OHP to supplement class room lectures. Evaluation methods include monthly tests, assignments, pre-final examinations. The annual examinations are conducted by the University.

Teachers on permanent basis are recruited by the Government. Teachers on temporary/contract/part time basis and guest lecturers are appointed by the Principal after notifying through News Papers and are paid by the Government. No fresh recruitment of permanent teachers has been made during the last few years. The faculty members are given opportunity to improve their qualifications. During the last two years five teachers have attended refresher courses and two have attended orientation courses. Teachers submit self appraisal report in formats (performance indicators) issued by the DCE, bimonthly. They are assessed by the Principal, Joint Director and DCE. Teachers are assessed by students in questionnaires which are reviewed by the Principal. A formal and regular system of student assessment of teachers can be more result oriented. A few teachers have published books in their area of expertise. Teachers may be motivated to undertake externally funded research projects. The teachers may be encouraged to publish their research work. It is an accepted fact that teaching and research should go hand in hand. They may be motivated to participate in state-level and national-level seminars/workshops, etc.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
This being a Degree College the major thrust is given on teaching and learning. Of the thirty eight faculty members two have Ph.D and nine have M.Phil degree. There is a Research Committee. Recently a few teachers have submitted minor research projects to UGC for funding. The faculty members do not seem to have adequate information about the sources of external research funding.

Extension activities are good. There are two units of NSS with a total of 300 volunteers. The main activities involved are AIDS awareness, Health and Hygiene, Blood donation, Tree plantation and programmes connected with 'Lead India 2020' etc. College authorities cooperate with the Revenue authorities by encouraging the student volunteers to participate in programmes like Pulse Polio Immunization, Eye Camp, Health Camp, Census, etc. sponsored by them.

Some teachers are involved in informal consultancy on academic matters. The college may form inter-disciplinary and departmental group, frame rules so that they can take up consultancy work in a formal manner. Potential users and entrepreneurs may be informed about this facility. With little more coordination and thrust all the three activities- research, consultancy and extension- the college can contribute more significantly to the needs of the region and enrich the societal experience of the students.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College is located in an area of 26.92 acres of land and is easily accessible by road. The master plan of the campus prepared by the college was made available to the Team. The College building has 12 lecture halls, 5 Science laboratories, 1 Computer laboratory, a Central library, Principal's room, Staff rooms, Physical education room, Ladies' room, toilets and a good Multi-Gymnasium. The construction and maintenance work in the college are done by the PWD Department of the State Government. The cleaning work is done by regular and contract staff. NSS volunteers also help in keeping the campus clean and green. The college allows external agencies such as APPSC, SSC and ITC to use their facilities during weekends and holidays. The ground is open to local NGOs and Walkers' club. The College is a study center for distance education for Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad for conducting B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com. programmes.

The central library has more than 19000 books including text books. It provides book-bank facility for SC/ST students and Braille material to the visually impaired. There are 13 departmental libraries with reference books. It has CD/DVD and AV resources. There are only two Indian journals and 2 magazines. The library follows closed access system. Books are issued to students on specific days. The library functions are not yet automated. Library works from 8 am to 6 pm on all working days and 10 am to 1 pm on holidays. Reading Room facility is provided. Librarian has retired two years ago. There is a Library Advisory Committee in the College. There was no book purchase during the last two years. A proposal for a new library building with modern facilities has been submitted to the Government for consideration.

There is photocopying facility in the college. The college has a Central Computer Facility with 27 computers, 5 printers and 3 UPS. Possibility for starting short term computer courses open to all students may be explored.

The Department of Physical Education is well equipped. Facility for out-door games include ground for foot-ball, basket-ball, volley-ball, hand-ball, kabaddi, ball-badminton, etc. There is a facility for 400 m track and field events. There is a multi-gym with 30 stations. There are facilities for indoor games like Table-Tennis, Carroms, etc. College teams participate in the sports and games at the inter-collegiate and inter-University events. Four students have represented the University in 2003-04, one each in cricket, hand ball and two in table tennis.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
Student support and progression have been viewed by the College as important aspects in the holistic development of students. Percentage of results is around 64 and the drop out rate is around 5%. Efforts can be made to improve the examination results further. The college publishes annually updated prospectus at the time of admission, which contains details of courses, fee structure, examinations, etc. Students are given details of course combinations, career and job potentials, etc. through Career guidance Cell and personal counseling by ward counselors. The students are guided in Entrepreneurship for self employment through interaction with district and bank officials. The college provides scholarships of the State and Union Governments and of Philanthropic organizations are made available to students. 633 students in 2003-04 and 717 in 04-05 have got one or other type of financial aid. Various associations, NSS and clubs organize programs with a view to give expression to the hidden talents of the students in arts, culture and social/community activities.

Views and opinion of students on the performance of the faculty and on their teaching and learning experiences are obtained through questionnaires and are taken note of as and when needed. The feed back system needs further improvement. There is neither alumni association nor PTA functioning in the college.

The sports activities are good. The infrastructure is satisfactory. College has no hostel facilities.

The computer facility is accessible to students. Short term courses may be designed to enroll all students in the campus for computer literacy.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
Being a Government Institution, it is working under the direct control of the Commissioner of Higher Education, Andhra Pradesh. The college has an internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism. The College has constituted various Committees such as Admission Committee, Special Fee Committee, College Union Committee, Library Committee, Games and Sports Committee, Literary Association Committee, General Discipline Committee, etc. to facilitate its functioning.

The CPD Council with representatives from teachers, staff and local people plans the developmental activities of the College. The office has 10 administrative staff. Work efficiency of the office is looked after by the Superintendent and Principal. Office staff is being deputed to the training arranged by the DCE and District Collector. The purchases are made by the Purchase Committee observing relevant rules.

Annual stock checking is conducted by the committees. Statutory audit is done by the Accountant General and DCE. Being a Government College the principal does not enjoy much of the financial and administrative autonomy. The frequent transfer of teachers and delay in filling up of vacancies create a great deal of administrative and academic problems.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The Peer Team has identified a few unique features which enhance the academic ambience of the Institution. Some of which are:

The harmonious relationship and team spirit that exist among the various components in the campus.

Constitution of various Committees and Clubs with the participation of the faculty working for the overall development of the College.

Implementation of the Student Charter.

Effective working of the Academic Guidance Cell of the Higher Education.

Well equipped Sports and Games Department and its activities.

Constitution of IQAC.

Maintenance of Teaching Diary.

Maintenance of a Mulberry garden and Sericulture training.

Clean and Green Programmes

Farmer Service Center

Literary and Fine-Arts Association

Social Service League


NSS camps and extension activities

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The STSN Government Degree College, Kadiri, started in 1975 is the only Government College in a radius of about 100 kms, offering yeoman service to the underprivileged rural folk with Higher Education at minimal cost. It is gratifying to note that the motivation of some local educationists to State Government to start a degree college in a rural set up about 30 years ago has been instrumental in bringing about social transformation in a desirable direction in the region. The Peer Team is happy to see the cordial relationship that exists among the various components of the Institution. The non-teaching staff discharges their duties earnestly. The students are regular and attentive. The teachers are enthusiastic, dedicated and student-friendly.

The Peer Team is appreciative of the positive achievements of the College. However, the team would like to make certain observations to bring to the attention of the College authorities with a view to bringing about improvement in the academic quality of the Institution. This being a Government College it is the duty of authorities to seek the help and cooperation of the local public, philanthropists and alumni for the development of the Institution. Quality of an Institution can be attained only by the intelligent and cooperative efforts of all the components. Authorities may consider to implement the observations and suggestions. Some of the suggestions are:

Regular (at least bi-monthly) meeting of the Management of the Institution may be held at the College.

Need-based (locally relevant) programmes at UG and PG level can be introduced.

Introduction of add-on certificate/diploma courses in emerging areas to increase the job potential and entrepreneurial ability of the students can be considered.

All the students may be provided short-term course in computer literacy.

The teachers can be motivated to take up research activity, attend and present papers in seminars, symposia, workshops, etc.

The teachers can be motivated to take up research and extension projects relevant to local needs.

The teachers can be motivated to organize seminars and workshops in the College.

An alumni association and PTA can help in overall development of the college.

Women empowerment programs may be planned and implemented.

Hostel for boys and girls can be considered. UGC can be approached for grants for the construction of Girls Hostel.

Better canteen facility may be provided.
NCC unit may be started.

Better library facility may be provided. Purchase of more books, subscribing journals and magazines, computerization of library functioning and appointment of qualified library staff may be considered.

A language laboratory may be established to provide practical training in spoken English.

The scheme of remedial teaching to weaker students may be strengthened. UGC may be approached for funds.

College office may be computerized.

Modern information and communication facilities may be provided in the campus.

Better infrastructural facility can be provided.

Transport facility, if provided from Kadiri Bus Station to the college will help the students.

Internal Quality Assurance Cell can be strengthened and motivated to work for quality enhancement activity.

The Peer Team members would like to express their sincere appreciation of the excellent hospitality extended by the college to them. The members also wish to express the gratitude to the Management, Principal, Faculty, Staff, Students, Parents and alumni for their cooperation and interaction during the visit. It is the sincere feeling that the College has all potentials to grow to greater heights and the Team wishes the College the very best in all its endeavors.

Prof. Naresh Chandra

Prof. P. P. Sarojini

Prof. K. G. Narayana Pillai
(Member Coordinator)

D. C. Babaiah

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