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Government College for men, Kadapa (Cuddapah), Andhra Pradesh


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Government College for men, Kadapa (Cuddapah), Andhra Pradesh
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Yerramukapalli
Kadapa (Cuddapah) (District Kadapa)
Andhra Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 516004


Government College for men, Kadapa (Cuddapah) Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Government Under Graduate Co-Education. Government College for men, Kadapa (Cuddapah) Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 1948.


Principal of Government College for men, Kadapa (Cuddapah) Andhra Pradesh is Dr. N.Subbanarasiah (Mobile 9948121705).

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

Contact Person(s) of the Government College for men, Kadapa (Cuddapah) Andhra Pradesh is (are): JKC Coordinator: C.Yoganjaneyulu (Mobile 9849347038).

email ID(s) is Government College for men Kadapa (Cuddapah) Andhra Pradesh

Website of Government College for men, Kadapa (Cuddapah) Andhra Pradesh is http://www.gcmkadapa.org.


Contact Details of Government College for men, Kadapa (Cuddapah) Andhra Pradesh are : 08562-244422
Academic Adviser: Sri P. Subba Reddy
Sri Subbarayudu Choudary
Email Id: kadapa.jkc@gmail.com



Courses

Government College for men, Kadapa (Cuddapah) Andhra Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
BA
B.Com.
B.Sc.

Approval details: Government College for men is affiliated with Sri Venkateswara University (SVU), Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh)



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NAAC report of Government College for men

SECTION 1: PREFACE
The Government College for Men at Cuddapah volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accrediation Council (NAAC) and submitted a self study report in September 2003. NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof. N S Rame Gowda, Former VC, Karnataka State Open University as Chairman, Dr. K. Palaniappan, Principal, Dr G R Damodaran College of Science, Coimbatore and Shri B Harishchandra Bhat, Principal, Government Science College, Bangalore as members to visit the institution and validate the self study report. The team visited the college for 3 days from 29th Dec to 31st Dec 2003. Dr. K N Madhusudanan Pillai, Academic Consultant, coordinated the visit on behalf of NAAC.

The college was established in 1948 and it was affiliated to the University of Madras in the beginning. At present it is affiliated to Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi. Government College for Men, Cuddapah is one of the oldest Government colleges in Andhra Pradesh. The foundation stone of the college building was laid by Honourable Sri. C. Rajagopalachary the then Chief of Minister of Madras State and the building was inaugurated by Dr. A. Lakshmanaswamy Mudaliar the then Vice-Chancellor of University of Madras. The college is located in a campus of 40 acres in urban background. The college offers 20 UG programmes and PG in Commerce and Mathematics. The college has 1922 students of whom 1852 are in UG and 70 are in PG. The institution obtained UGC recognition under sections 2[f] and 12[B] in 1967. The college has 84 teaching staff of whom 60 are permanent and 24 temporary. Fifty four non-teaching staff help in administering the college.

There are 24 department in the college. The undergraduate courses work on annual system and the post graduate courses on semester pattern. It has common facilities such as Central Library, Computer Centre, Rent Free Hostel, Sports facilities, Guest House, Canteen, Welfare Scheme, Vehicle Parking Shed, Gymnasium, Health centre Auditorium, Post Office, Girls Waiting Room, NCC and NSS Units.

The Peer Team carefully perused and analyzed the self study report of the institution. The team visited all the departments, support services and sports facilities and interacted with Governing body represented by the nominees of Commissionrate of Collegiate education, Principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni. The team went through all relevant documents. Based on the above exercise and criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer team has drafted a report as given in the following paragraphs and assessed the institution for different positive features and issues of concern.

SECTION-2 : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I : CURRICULAR ASPECTS
As an affiliated college of Sri Venkateswara University the college follows the syllabi and examination of the University. The college offers 20 UG programmes and two PG programmes. It offers courses in Geology, Botany, Zoology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Computer Application, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Commerce and Urdu. Students have a variety of Elective options. During the last 3 years the college has introduced new courses like Mathematics[PG], Computer Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Medical Lab Technology, Biotechnology and Electronics. It takes at least one year to introduce a new programme. As this is an affiliated college it has to follow University Syllabi. Six senior faculty members are in the board of studies and another senior member is Chairman Board of Studies in Botany. They have a major role in redesigning and restructuring the curriculum. The institution aims at providing higher education to the socially and economically backward students of Rayalaseema region. Quite a number of students are first generation learners. The college offers job potential courses like Microbiolgy, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Medical Lab Technology, Computer Application and Electronics and Commerce under self financing scheme. As the college is under University, the students do not have time flexibility and horizontal mobility. This can be achieved if the college opts for autonomous status.

CRITERION II : TEACHING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Students are selected for admission through their academic record and testimony of their character by previous institutions and informal counseling. Monthly test, Term end examination, seminars and practical record help in assessing the students knowledge. The college offers remedial courses to the academically backward students. Six hundred and forty two medium and slow learners have been given remedial coaching during the current academic session. Advanced learners are awarded with prizes and certificates. Students are encouraged to participate in seminars, group discussions, debates and invited lectures. Teachers plan the teaching schedule at the beginning of the academic year and the syllabus is unitized accordingly. All teachers maintain teaching diary and the Principal verifies it at the end every month. Special Lectures are organized by inviting experts from Universities and other institutions. Teaching aids such as OHP, LCD, Models, Charts, TV, Audio cassettes are used occasionally to supplement the conventional lecturer method. Various departments have conducted 600 class seminars and 50 study projects during this academic year. During the year 2001-2002 the college worked for 218 days out of which 189 were teaching days. Seventy five per cent of the classes are handled by full time faculty and rest by temporary lecturers. The teachers are recruited through State Public Service Commission [APPSC] in consultation with Department of Higher Education. Contract and part time staff are appointed by the college according to the rules of the DCE and payments are made from Government grants. Performance of the staff is evaluated by self-appraisal method. The students through a structured questionnaire evaluate the performance of teachers. The percentage score for each teacher is calculated and sent to the Commissioner of Collegiate Educcation Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad. Two teachers of the college have received Best Teacher award constituted by the government. So far, 12 teachers of this college have been recongnized as Best Teacher since inception of this award. Presently five of them are working in the college. The Zoology department is having two state best teachers. One teacher played tennis at national level. Teachers have organized seminars, quiz and Science Fair in the college. The guidance of CIEFL is taken for English Teaching. The departments of Geology and Commerce have made tie-up with a few neighbourhood industries to provide practical training for the students.

CRITERION III : RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
Fifteen teachers have Ph.D degrees and twelve have M.Phil degrees. College provides freedom to publish in academic fora. The college has yet to develop a research culture. Only a few teachers are doing research and all permanent teachers have attended the mandated refresher courses, seminars and workshops. In Telugu department a faculty member, being a recongnised guide of Sri Venkateswara University, is guiding one full-time scholar for Ph.D and he has published six research papers and two books. Teachers have so for published 62 research articles. A few teachers have contributed articles to magazines and news papers and few others have authored books. The college encourages research by adjusting in teaching schedule and providing study leave. The departments of philosophy and Telugu have completed two research projects and two more research projects are progressing with a total outlay of Rs.2,91,000. The college may constitute a research committee with experts from the university departments to assist the teachers in preparing major and minor research projects. A large number of extension activities such as Community Development, Health and Hygiene Awareness, Adult Education and Literacy, AIDS Awareness, Medical camps, Blood Donation Camps, Environmental awareness and Janma Bhoomi Programme have been undertaken.

Education has to be useful to the society. Consultancy and extension activities have to reach the society. Consultancy service is yet to start in the college.

CRITERION IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college has its campus in an area of 40 acres. The total built area is . There are 88 class rooms and 19 laboratories. Adequate qualified teachers and non-teaching staff are effectively functioning. The infrastructure is maintained by R&B department in consultation with the Principal. The campus is kept clean and green with the help of the students and financial assistance of teachers. The infrastructure facilities are optimally utilized. College encourages the use of academic facilities by external agencies like Open University and Govt Examination like GATE, EAMCET. The college library has 46867 books and 25 periodicals and 1 journal. There are 6057 books in the book bank for the benefit of socially backward and economically weaker sections of students The library has reprography, computers, audio and video cassettes. It is kept open from 8 AM to 5 PM on 6 days in a week. It has an advisory committee that looks after the purchase of books. The computerization process of library is in progress. The computer lab has 62 systems and the center works from 8 AM to 6 PM. Four system are connected with internet through dial up mechnism. The college has a generator for power supply when regular power fails. With the present functioning level the computer centre is utilized to its capacity. It is reported that the college has a pharmacist who takes health care of students, staff and non teaching staff. It is not an approved practice. A qualified medical practitioner be appointed. A very vast play ground to play various games like hockey, cricket, foot ball, tennis, kabadi, track facilities for sports events and a modern gymnasium with nine station multi gym is available. The service of a coach is made available for gymnastic exercise. Outstanding players and sports persons who represent university and State are encouraged by giving special prizes and monetary assistance. Admission is given under sports quota for deserving candidates. College has a rent-free hostel that accommodates 15% students. The toilet facilities of the hostel are inadequate and is maintained unhygienically which require immediate attention of the authorities. The college has a canteen and vehicle parking shed well-furnished guest house has been constructed using the prize money. There are two units of NCC with strength of 260 under two officers. Facilities for weapon training, map reading and theory lessons are unique feature of the college. There are three units of NSS functioning under guidance of three NSS programme officers. Regular camps, Blood donation camps, AIDS awareness camps, digging pits for rain water harvest, tree plantation and road laying are the activities of NSS volunteers. The NSS programme officer of the college is a recipient State Level Best Teacher award 2001 and he is presently the district NSS programme officer.

CRITERION V : STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
Ninety One percent of students complete the course and appear for qualifying examination. It is heartening to note that dropout rate is considerably low. Two students have passed UGC NET and five SLET Examinations during the past five year. The college publishers Prospectus every year, which contains information like rules and regulations, goals and objectives, courses offered, fee structure, instructions to the students, Government scholarships, SC/ST scholarships, fee concessions, poor boys aid fund, donor prizes for outstanding students etc., About 745 students have got the above mentioned financial support during the last year. The college has an alumni association. The admission policies are given through advertisements in local newspaper, college calendar and prospectus. No overseas student had been admitted in this college so far. Indoor games, outdoors games, debate clubs, cultural programmes and audio & video facilities are available for students. The NCC officer is very talented person. At least one student of the college participates every year in Republic Day parade at New Delhi. During the year 2002-2003, 45 students have passed 'C' certificate and 93 students have passed 'B' certificate.

The hockey team and cricket team of the college have won intercollegiate championship successively for the last five years. A number of sports persons of the college have participated at intercollegiate and state level completion.

CRITERION VI : ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
This is a government college and hence admission of students, selection of staff and governing the college are done as per the government rules. There is a staff council and a student union. College planning and development council has been constituted as per the instruction of the commissioner of Higher Education. The college has an in-built mechanism to check work efficiency of nonteaching staff. For the last 2 years the governing body has approved all the decisions of the selection committee. College conducts professional development programmes for non teaching staff by the administrative staff of Regional Director and Computer Training has also been imparted. Meritorious Students are encouraged by endowment prizes. Economically poor students are helped from poor boys fund. A canteen caters the students and staff. Grievance redressal cell of the college submits recommendations on different issues to the Principal. The college has loan facilities for construction of houses and purchase of vehicles from nationalized banks for its employees. Loans are granted to the employees for conducting marriages and to pursue higher education of their children. Employees are helped to get loan form their provident fund account. They have the privilege of taking festival advance.

CRITERION VII : HEALTHY PRACTICES
The Peer team has identified a few unique features, which enhance the academic ambience of the institution. They are as follows;

The college has Government sponsored and self-financing courses with variety of subject options.

The college has all the required infrastructure facilities like building, teaching tools, qualified staff, laboratories, hostel, canteen, computer center.

Value based education is imparted and eminent personalities give lectures on ethical and spiritual values.

Civic & Social responsibilities are inculcated among students by encouraging them to take part in clean and green programme Janma Bhoomi programme, Blood Donation Camp, Rural Development Camp, Traffic Control, AIDS Awareness programme, Pulse Polio Programme, NSS & NCC.

Generator and bore-wells give electricity and uninterrupted water supply to the campus.

One or two cadets of the college NCC unit participated in RD parade at New Delhi every year and a large number of cadets pass 'B' and 'C' certificate examination.

NSS units effectively carried out water harvesting programme by digging 12 water conservation pits.

The volunteers have planted 2450 tree saplings and are growing well in the campus by the monthly contribution of teaching faculty. They have maintained beautiful gardens, hedges and lawns in front of the college which makes the campus Clean and Green.

With the directive of the Government of Andhra Pradesh the college has displayed and administrative chart near the Principal's Office shows the work efficiency of the college [a copy appended].

The college moblised resources from alumni, philanthropists and well wishers to establish computer laboratories and bore well.

The college provides very good infrastructure facilities and coaching, especially for tennis, cricket and gymnastics.

MANA TV programmes are screened in the college for the benefit of staff and students
As many as 745 students had got financial support during last year.

Faculties are contributing Rs. 20/- per month towards plantation and maintenance of gardens

SECTION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The college has all infrastructure facilities like building, class room, laboratories and computer centres. Teachers are very much enthusiastic and students are well disciplined. The Principal enjoys very good cooperation from government officials and his colleagues in academic and administrative matters. The results of the college are well above the University average. The infrastructure facilities for sports are excellent and physical education has groomed a number of talented students who have brought laurels to the college. The NCC and NSS units are active and do commendable service. In general, the academic ambience of the college is favorable for providing better quality education. However the PEER TEAM makes following suggestions for improvement of this college and to make this college as one of the centres of excellence.

RECOMMENDATIONS
The college may introduce more need based job oriented certificate and diploma courses. Before introducing new courses the college may obtain opinions from academic peers, administrators, industries and other potential employers

The college may think of introducing courses like Journalism, Tourism management, Environmental Science, Agro based courses and Electronics based courses like Cellphone servicing, Computer maintenance and also Health Science courses.

As there is great demand from current students and parents for starting post-graduate courses, the college may introduce PG courses in subjects in which there are already graduate courses.

Computer laboratories remain underutilized at present. The college may introduce computer literacy programmes for all staff and students, certificate and diploma courses.

The college may start non-credit value added courses to fill the gap between classroom learning, and community needs.

Classroom teaching may be made more participatory and interactive using modern teaching aids and electronic gadgets.

Students assignments and projects be thoroughly valued with concrete suggestions for improvement of performance.

As there are substantial number of teachers appointed on adhoc basis, the college may arrange orientation and refresher courses using their own senior trained teachers.

Consultancy services may be provided to local community utilizing the expertise of faculties. The availability of expertise and important activities of the college be publicisied through news letters.

Progress records of student be sent to their parents periodically.

The evaluation of performance of teachers by students be done more scientifically. These feedbacks may be analyzed and the concerned teachers may be made known of their strength and weakness for improvement of teaching learning process.

The Language departments may organize training programmes to improve the communication skills of the students.

Biotechnology, Microbiology and Medical Lab Technology departments require regular teachers, equipments and specialized laboratories as they are interdisciplinary subjects.

The faculties, especially science, may be encouraged to take major and minor research projects from funding agencies like UGC, DBT, DST, MHRD, ICHR,ICSSR and ICMR.

The faculties may interact constantly with the University departments, centres of excellence and also conduct industrial visit to abreast with latest development in their field of specialization.

All academic and administrative activities are to be planned annually and should be monitored every month for its implementation and on time corrective measure.

The college may establish an IQAC [Internal Quality Assurance Cell], for periodically checking and identifying areas for further improvement.

An internal academic and financial auditing mechanism for accountability and transparency be developed.

For data collection, communication and utilization more and more ICT [Information Communication Technology] techniques be encouraged. This will enable the college to be on the information superhighway.

Physical infrastructure facilities and expertise which are underutilized as on now such as computer centre, Library, MANA TV interactive facilities are to be fully exploited.

Government should constitute a Local Management Committee, consisting of Government representative, Director/ Dean College Development Council, Sri Venkataswara Univeristy, Philanthropist, potential employers, teachers students parents, and elected representative, who could meet periodically to monitor activities of the college.

The college may go for autonomy so that it can have academic and administrative freedom to serve the society in an effective way.

The students of this college hostel have to be educated on hygiene. Rooms, bath rooms, toilets and kitchen require immediate repair and cleanliness. Furniture have to be provided by contacting social welfare department.

The team wishes to express its gratitude to the Higher Education Commissionerate, Principal, Teaching and Non-teaching Staff, Students, Alumni and Parents for their unstinted and proactive cooperation, fruitful interaction and support they have extended to Peer Team during the visit.

Prof. Rame Gowda
Chairman

Dr.K. Palaniappan
Member

Prof.B. Harishchandra Bhat
Member

Sri P. Poorna Chandra Sekhar Rao
Principal

Date. 31-12-2003

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