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Vemulapalli Kodanda Ramaiah College, Krishna, Andhra Pradesh
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P.O. Buddhavaram, Gannavaram, Krishna, Andhra Pradesh
Krishna (District Krishna)
Andhra Pradesh, India



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Vemulapalli Kodanda Ramaiah College is situated in Krishna of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.



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NAAC report of Vemulapalli Kodanda Ramaiah College

SECTION 1: PREFACE
The Vemulapalli Kodanda Ramaiah College, Buddhavaram, Gannavaram, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh was established with the initiatives of the great philanthropist Sri. Vemulapalli Kodanda Ramaiah supported by Dr.C.L.Rayudu and Dr.Lanka Venkateswara Rao in 1969. The college is situated near the Gannavaram air- port in a serene surrounding. It is affiliated to Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. It started with Arts and Commerce faculty and Science faculty was started in 1973. It has both aided and self-financed courses. It is recognized by the UGC under Sections 2(f) and 12(B) from 1971.

The vision of the college is explained through the emblem of the college which has its motto as 'SAA VIDYAYA VIMUKTHAYE' which means 'an attempt through education to free people from all kinds of shackles of Social and Religious Superstitions". It was established with the mission to 'create excellent human resources through integration of course curricula with human values such that the students can withstand the test of time and be of utmost benefit to the society' and to ' provide higher education to youth of all sections at affordable cost especially to those belonging to the marginalized and underprivileged sections of the society.

The college has 21 acres of land area, with a built-in area of 54,520 sq.ft. The college functions from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. It has various physical facilities such as well ventilated class rooms, well stocked library, well equipped laboratories including a computer laboratory/English language laboratory and spacious playground to run its academic programmes. It has sufficient number of class rooms, support services like central library, computer centre, auditorium, administrative block, canteen, hostels, sports ground, faculty rooms, rest rooms for boys and girls and vehicle parking stand. It has one NCC unit for girls and one NSS unit to carry out extension and out-reach programmes of the college. The college has performed well in academics, sports and cultural activities.

The college offers three academic programmes at the under graduate (UG) level in arts, commerce and science of the Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. It has 382 students on its rolls and 136 of them are female students. The college has a regular teaching faculty strength of 35 members including 5 lecturers whose salary is paid by the management. The number of teachers with research degree is 5. There are 38 members on the non-teaching staff. The annual budget of the college in 2006-2007 is to the tune of Rs.1,53,85,000. The unit cost of education at this college is estimated to be Rs.20,174.00 per annum including salary and Rs.765.00 excluding salary component.

The college volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and submitted its Self-Study Report (SSR) in January, 2007. The NAAC constituted a peer team consisting of Prof. Biranchi N.Puhan, former Vice-Chancellor of North Orissa University (Orissa) as Chairman, Dr.Bhaskar N. Joshi, Professor, Department of Zoology, Gulbarga, Gulbarga University (Karnataka) as Member and Prof. Rajan Varughese, Director and Principal, Marthoma College of Management and Techonology Ashrmam Campus, Perumbavaoor, (Kerala) as Member Coordinator. The peer team visited the college for three days during 28th -30th March, 2007 and carefully perused and analyzed the SSR submitted by the college. During the institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments and the facilities, and interacted with the Principal and the faculty of the college. The team also assessed co-curricular, extra curricular, sports and extension activities of the college and validated the relevant available information and documents. The peer team also interacted, at length, with the management, non-teaching staff, students, alumni and parents of the institution. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the peer team has taken the value judgment. The assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are presented in the report as follows:

SECTION 2: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The college has three UG programmes under arts, commerce and science and is affiliated to the Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur. Thus the college is a multi-faculty undergraduate level co-educational institution and follows the annual system of examination. The three programmes with Mathematics, Physics, Electronics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, History, Economics, Political Science and Commerce as the principal subjects and English, Telugu and Hindi are offered as languages during the first two years. There are 15 subjects for the three programmes and is available both in English and vernacular Telugu medium. The internal assessment is practiced for the English with 20 percent marks and it is 30 percent marks for Mathematics. The university collected opinions from its stakeholders and introduced the soft skills development programmes for improving communication skills in English and started an English language laboratory. The university has introduced practical work for UG level Mathematics course. The curricula is designed by the university, which reviews the syllabus periodically. Curriculum restructuring and syllabus revision has been implemented by the university in most of the subjects like English, Hindi, Mathematics, Physics, Electronics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, History and Political Science during 2004-07 and the same was done for Commerce during 2001-03. The contribution of faculty members of the college in the syllabus revision exercise of the university includes suggestions given by the teachers of all the departments to the concerned Boards of Studies through the Principal. One of the faculty member of Electronics department is serving the Board of Studies and another faculty member of Chemistry department is in the Academic Council of the university. One faculty member of the department of Economics has represented in national and international delegations related to quality in education. The Principal of the college is quite active and is associated with various academic bodies of the university. Such participation by a number of teachers in the curriculum restructuring and syllabus revision deserves special mention. The college follows, by and large, traditional lecture method of teaching. Students' projects, discussion meetings, poster presentations, problem solving sessions, book reviews, class seminars, role plays are some of the methods used by the teachers. The college has a mechanism to identify the 'below average' and 'average' students as well as 'above average' students. Weaker students of the below average and average group are helped through tutorial and remedial programmes. Advanced learners are encouraged through merit scholarships and through encouragement to participate competitions like quiz programmes. The programmes of the college are under annual examination system. The initiatives in starting online examination system in English and starting of practicals for the UG course in Mathematics are steps towards enhancing quality in higher education. Programmes of Economics, Chemistry and Commerce departments have inter-disciplinary courses. Most of the courses especially science and commerce have emphasis on experiential learning including practical and work experience. There are 24 add-on programmes offered through the various departments of the college which is an indication of the efforts taken by the college to improve the overall academic development of the students. The college has the practice of collecting feedback from students, alumni, academic peers, community and industry and various stakeholders.

The college is striving hard to meet its goals and objectives through its academic programmes. However, more courses may be started to fully meet the cherished goals and objectives of the college.

Criterion II: Teaching-learning and Evaluation
The college had 213 working days including 202 teaching days during 2005-06. It has a transparent admission policy and follows the norms of the university and state government. The admission committee comprising of senior faculty members assist in the admission process. The English, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Commerce departments have the practice of conducting bridge courses to the fresh students. The college received financial assistance through UGC grants under the Xth Plan for the conduct of remedial courses to benefit the academically backward students. The college has an academic calendar prepared by the calendar committee taking into consideration the university calendar and the heads of departments and Principal monitors the progress of teaching work. There are 30 regular teachers out of whom 7 are females. The college also uses the services of 6 temporary teachers consisting of 3 males and 3 females. Most of the regular teachers have attended Refresher Courses or Orientation Course and a sizable number have attended academic conferences/seminars. Three of the faculty members have also served as resource persons in seminars/workshop/conferences at the regional and national level during the last five years. Teaching diaries and teaching notes maintained by the teachers periodically are seen by the Principal who provides necessary feedback to teachers regarding the progress of teaching work. Teaching methods for science and commerce include practicals and arts departments mostly use lecture method for teaching. Class room seminars, group discussions, role plays, case studies, students projects, subject quiz, critical analysis, demonstration of experiments, question-answer sessions, book reviews and conduct of surveys are the other methods used by faculty members to encourage students in the teaching-learning process. Guest lectures are arranged by inviting eminent academic leaders and administrators to motivate the students. Audio-visual aids such as slide projector, OHP, CDs, charts and models, worksheets, Encarta world atlas, maps, globes and posters are used to make learning interesting to the students. Museum of specimen and botanical garden are helpful to the students of Biological sciences. A well-equipped Physics laboratory, computer laboratory of the Commerce department/language laboratory of the English department are assisting the learners. Visits to zoological parks, aquarium, fishing harbour, botanical gardens and industrial visits are other methods to make learning interesting. The mentor programme helps the students in getting necessary guidance in terms of goal setting and in the choice of career over and above the opportunity for personal counselling and identification of meritorious students for the award of scholarships and economically weaker students for financial assistance. The resources of the central library over and above the department libraries are used by the students.

Evaluation of the students is done as per the guidelines of the university which includes 20 percent weightage for internal assessment of English papers and 30 percent weightage for practical papers in BSc Mathematics. The online practical examination for English Computer Based Test (CBT) introduced by the university is being practiced in the college. Teachers prepare question banks and conduct unit test, quarterly, half-yearly and pre-final examinations. Progress of students is communicated to parents. A grievance redressal mechanism is in place to assist the students. Nine teachers assisted the university by being members of the Boards of Studies during the last eight years. Teachers are trained in the use of audio-video equipments and computers. The members of the management bodies including Staff Council, Governing Body and Principal monitor and review the performance of teachers periodically. The feedback on their teaching obtained from student's evaluation is communicated to teachers for corrective measures. The evaluation of students is based on the university examination. The advanced learners are identified through tests and are encouraged to participate in seminars and quiz programmes.

The college follows the norms of the government and university in the selection of faculty members and appoints necessary number of additional faculty on an adhoc basis. One teacher received research grant for a minor research project during the Xth Plan and similar initiatives may be taken up by other faculty members also. Practical training to the students is also ensured through visits to industrial plants and annual marketing fair organised by the Science and Commerce Departments. The college also encourages students to participate in extra-curricular activities.

The pass out rate is 88 per cent, and nearly 20 percent passed students were placed in the first division during 2005-06 university examinations. The practice of the college in systematically analyzing the results of the students in university examinations to monitor their performance and to take necessary follow up action is commendable.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college has an Academic Research Committee which encourages faculty members to establish linkages with research institutions which has to be further strengthered. Teachers are encouraged to avail teacher fellowships of the UGC under the FIP. From the inception of the college, 13 teachers acquired Ph.D., qualification and 12 teachers became M.phil. Degree holders. Three teachers are currently doing research for acquiring Ph.D. Being an undergraduate college there is no formal research programme. However, one teacher has a minor research project funded through grants from the UGC. During the last 10 years Teachers have published 23 papers in refereed national level research journals and 7 papers were published in international journals over and above 20 study materials, 28 monographs, and 3 books. Some teachers have also attended national conferences/seminars and presented papers. Consultancy work- both of formal and informal nature, is also done by five faculty members suggestions. The college is recommended to provide help for faculty members for promoting research activities and joining professional bodies.

The college promotes extension activities through NCC and NSS, Red Cross Wing, English, Chemistry Physical Education, Botany and Zoology Departments and Eco-club. Students are involved in social work, conduct of socio-economic surveys, extension work of the Youth Red Cross and Red Ribbon Club and Rotary Club. The linkage with the Red Cross Society unit of Gannavaram has in Commendable Contribution in blood grouping and blood donation activities. It has also contributed to the 'Clean School' and 'Clean Village' programmes assisted by UNICEF, HUDCO, and local philanthropists in providing sanitary facilities for 59 schools and 172 houses of the NSS adopted village of Chikkavaram. The college has a Women Empowerment Cell with a number of activities like training in fabric painting, basket making and toy making. Extension activities include laying of roads, clean and green campaigns, mushroom cultivation, Vermi Composting, Water Analysis, Spoken English Classes, education programmes on water harvesting and conducting literay and health check-up camps. The college has developed some formal linkages with Lila Impex, Vijayawada.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has sufficient infrastructure for the conduct of lecture classes and other academic activities. This includes 24 class rooms, 10 laboratories, one computer laboratory, library, seminar hall, auditorium, open-air theatre, faculty rooms, separate rest rooms for men and women students, canteen, facilities for indoor games and sufficient administrative office space. It is appreciable to note that the college campus is well maintained and the repair and maintenance is efficiently carried out. The library has an advisory committee. It has 28,124 books in 17,999 titles including 445 reference books, 10 journals and 22 periodicals and 10 news papers. It has one computer and some of the operations of the library are being automated. In addition, the library has a sizable number of educational resources such as CDs, cassettes and floppies. The library and computer laboratory functions from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm. Photo copying facility available in the Administrative Office may be extended to the library for the benefit of students. The infrastructure facilities are optimally used to meet some of the societal needs. The computer laboratory has 15 machines. The facility may further be strengthened by providing un-interrupted power supply.

The college administrative office has 2 computers with internet connection. Regular maintenance of computers is ensured through Annual Maintenance Contract with competent service professionals. Different committees are in charge of repair and maintenance, construction of buildings, purchase of equipments and books, etc.

The college has a women's hostel with a capacity of 48 and this facility is yet to be utilized. Health care facilities including medical check up, physical fitness check up and First Aid facilities are available through the health centre of the college assisted by a qualified physician. The students have outdoor and indoor sports and games facilities including large well-maintained play fields for athletics, cricket, football, hockey, ball badminton, kho-kho, kabaddi, tenni-coit, shuttle badminton, soft ball and accessories for table tennis, carom boards and weight lifting. The multi-gym facility in 900 sq. ft. with 20 stations is a good facility available for the students. The impressive facilities of the Physical Education department including varieties of sports equipments is being made available to students under the supervision of a highly qualified Director of Physical Education who holds a Ph.D., degree. The students of the college have participated in many competitions at University, State and National levels and have received many prizes and trophies. Girl students of the college are encouraged to participate in sports and games.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
Most of the students seeking admission in this college come from backward communities and rural areas. The college is, therefore, serving socially disadvantaged section of the society. Though exact data on student progression is not available, about 45 percent of students from Science, 30 percent from Arts and 29 percent from Commerce courses continued for PG studies. The average success rate for last two batches is 86 percent and for 2005-06 and the average drop-out rate for the same period has been 11 percent. There were 29 first classes and 4 distinctions during the academic year 2005-06. The number of students opting for Science courses is less than those opting for Arts and Commerce.

The student strength of the college is 366 during 2006-07. The student population consists of an almost double number of men students as against women students. Over 83 percent of the students hail from socially and economically backward classes. Efforts may be taken to record the progression of students to higher studies or employment through systematic collection and maintenance of feedback at different occasions. Some of the students proceed to take up employment including self employment. The provision of a large pool of 24 add-on courses with certificates offered by the various departments is beneficial to students. The awareness level of students regarding jobs courses and programmes created though the career guidance Campus Placement mission cell one worth mentioning. Scholarships and financial assistance offered by the government and non-government agencies can be availed by deserving students and 183 students availed this facility amounting to Rs.5,79,158. There are 13 Endowment Scholarships amounting to Rs.12,570 over and above four gold medals presented for outstanding performance of students. Financial assistance amounting to Rs.46000 was given to 47 students during 2006-07. Medical and health care facilities are available to students. The placement officer assists the students in the career awareness programmes and in providing necessary information to assist them in placements. A number of alumni of the college occupy prominent positions in different walks of life including the Hon'ble Minister of Higher Education, Parliament members, civil service officers, academicians, IT professionals, social workers and professionals working as NRIs. The practice of offering courses and career counselling and personal counselling by the faculty members is worth mentioning. The grievance redressal mechanism is available to students.

The college alumni association supports a number activities to benefit the present students of the college. The practice of collecting feedback from students inviting suggestions on curriculum, infrastructure, discipline, examination system is to be further strengthened, The Women Empowerment Cell started functioning from 2005 is providing a forum for empowerment of women students. Functioning of NCC and NSS units, Eco club, Literary and Cultural Association, participation in intercollegiate competition and publication of college magazine are some of the areas where students progression is encouraged.

The performance of the college in the area of sports and games has been praiseworthy. It has the tradition of students participating in international level competitions. Students have participated and have received prizes and medals in many University, State and National level sports events. Facilities for both indoor and outdoor games are available in the college and a well qualified Physical Education Director with doctoral degree is giving assistance and guidance. Students of the college are encouraged to participate actively in sports and games. This is evidenced by the performance of a sizable number of students at the intercollegiate, university, state and national levels. During the past 8 years, over 60 students secured prizes and recognition at inter collegiate level, 29 at National level in athletics, kho-kho, kabadddi, weight lifting and soft ball. The departments has a well equipped multi-gymnasium with 20 students which is being regularly used by the students. The department also offers a certificate course in yoga, physical fitness hoted 8 inter collegiate competitions and conduct 8 coaching campus in cricket, hockey, football, kabbadi and kho-kho. This, indeed, is a remarkable achievement for the institution.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The structure of the organization and management is typical of privately managed institutions, consisting of Governing Body with President and Secretary, Principal and representatives from teaching non teaching staff, Representatives from Andhra Pradesh Government and affiliating University. There are committees to take care of academic and administrative matters. Matters regarding course structure, revisions of syllabi and introduction of new courses are all discussed in academic bodies including the heads of the departments. The Principal is in charge of overall supervision. He coordinates with Government and also the affiliating university in addition to looking after academic and administrative matters. The accounts are audited regularly. The amount spent by the college is Rs.1,88,81,872.00 and the closing balance is 1,51,203.00 for the financial year 2005-06.

The management of the college has adopted policies and practices for the development and growth of the institution through the provisions of necessary infrastructure, selection and appointment of suitable faculty members and administrative staff. The management often delegates the responsibility of managing college to the Principal. The Principal is responsible for the conduct of all the activities including admissions, monitoring of academic activities and co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, monitoring of administrative functions and monitoring revenue resources and expenditure in all the areas. The academic calendar is provided by the university and the college works for more number of days than prescribed. The internal coordination and monitoring of the academic work and other core functions are efficiently managed by the decentralization of administration through 19 different committees such as Building Construction, Finance, Academic Research, Infrastructure Amenities, Curriculum Development, Admissions, Library, Career Guidance and Placement, UGC, IQAC, PTA, Alumni, Student Advisory, Discipline, etc. The coordination of the administrative functions and the cooperation and support by the faculty and staff is evident from efficient functioning of various academic and administrative activities. The college has an in-built mechanism to check the work efficiency of the non teaching staff, through the supervision of their work by the Office Superintendent and Principal. The non-teaching staff of the college is offered training to improve their professional competence. The areas of student needs, faculty training and response to new ideas and programmes are the guiding principles of the management. The fact that college has prepared a vision document for the 2005-2015 period is a commendable action signifying good organizational and management practices.

The annual budget for 2006-07 was Rs.1,53,85,000 and the unit cost of education Rs.20,174 including salary. The fee structure fixed by the university is followed in the college. The college has invested nearly Rs.15 lakhs on infrastructure during the past seven years.

The college accounts are regularly audited by internal auditors. The welfare measures to staff members include loan facilities available through Provident Fund schemes of the state government. Group insurance is a welfare facility available for faculty and staff members.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The college, in order to create a conducive teaching-learning environment, is focussing on several unique practices that add to its academic ambience. The following healthy practices followed by the college are appreciated by the peer team.

The college is working with a mission to achieve the goals and objectives.

Students are encouraged to participate in national festivals and celebrations of important days like Independence Day and Republic Day.

A suggestion box is provided in the college.

The parents are informed of the marks in examination of their wards.

Good leadership along with excellent inter-personal relationships among teaching and non-teaching staff helps in the smooth functioning of the college. Their team spirit is commendable.

The head of the institution provides instructions for internal quality control pertaining to teaching and other activities of the college from time to time.

Inclusion of topics on 'National Movement', 'contemporary political changes' and 'Indian Heritage and Culture' are steps to ensure the teaching of our great traditions.

Soft skills development, improvement of vocabulary and writing skills, training for numerical ability to non-Mathematics students; steps for the improvement of career prospects of students though conduct of sessions on journalism, tourism, tissue culture, bio-informatics, vermin-composting and mushroom cultivation and promotion of community orientation through value education, personality development, women empowerment, environmental values and ethics, waste management and consumer education are initiatives of the college to benefit the students.

A tutorial system is in place to monitor the progress of students by the teacher-in-charge.

The college has Book Bank facility, financial aid and consessional fee structure for students of weaker sections of the society and physically disabled students.

Gold medals and cash prizes Instituting for meritorious students.

Encouragement to students for self employment, by training the students in mushroom cultivation, candle making, fabric painting and toy making is noteworthy.

The college has an active Alumni Association.

Feed backs from students and teachers are discussed in the Staff Council meetings presided over by the Principal.

Grievances of students and staff are looked into carefully and methods to redress grievances are evolved through discussions.

Activities such as formation of an Eco Club, Blood donation Camps, AIDS awareness program, the Janmabhoomi program, growing bio-diesel plants, campaign against smoking and dowry deserve appreciation.

SECTION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The peer team, after going through the Self Study Report and after its visit to various academic and physical facilities for three days, is of the opinion that the college has made satisfactory progress in translating its goals and objectives into practice over the years. The college has earned a reputation for imparting quality education in the field of commerce in the state. There are a number of good features of the college which the peer team members would like to commend and also express their concern for the future growth of the institution.

COMMENDATIONS
The college is run and managed by a well-established educational society having a brand image. Management is supportive. Autonomy from the management is granted to the Principal in decision making.

The college has an effective and efficient internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism. The Principal, staff and students all work in tandem for the growth of the college.

The college has well developed physical infrastructure to run its academic programme.

The future planning of infrastructure is adequate.

The college campus is located in a semi-rural area with sufficient land which may be used for future development. Its atmosphere is serene and pollution free. It is located in the middle of green farm lands around a rare environment for educational institutions these days.

The college provides higher education for socially disadvantaged students.

Students at the college are motivated and get ample opportunity for all-round personality development through the optimum mix of academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Students' feed back on their campus experiences is systematically collected.
Academic calendar is strictly adhered to and number of teaching days are as per norms.

Admissions are made on the basis of academic merit and the reservation under management quota has also been abolished recently.

RECOMMENDATIONS
The college may explore the possibility of introducing more extra options to increase flexibility in course combinations keeping in mind the latest trends and societal needs.

Add-on courses supported by UGC may be launched.

Placement and counselling cells may be further strengthened.

In order to widen the horizons of the teaching faculty, it is necessary to recruit teaching staff from other parts of the country as well.

Value based and environmental education may be provided in the college.

Teachers need to be encouraged to acquire Ph.D. degree and do other research activities to provide a strong base for teaching in the college. They may be encouraged to become members of professional/academic bodies in their respective fields.

The library automation may be expedited and more books and journals may be added to the library.

An advanced computer laboratory with broadband internet connection may be established to benefit all the students of the college.

At least one male and one female teacher may be deputed to get trained in personal counselling to take care of emotional and personal problems of students.

The college may encourage faculty members to attend more number of national and international level academic programmes like seminars, workshops and conferences.

Faculty members may be encouraged to present research papers in academic forums.

The college should encourage non-teaching staff for professional development programmes.

The office administration may be automated with necessary addition of computers and software after giving training to the non-teaching staff members.

There is need to establish linkages with outside agencies, businesses and industries for research, training and excellence.

Problem solving abilities through experimentation, case studies and simulation, exercises that is relevant for the real business world may be developed.

There is a need for strengthening (a) coaching for competitive exams, (b) the process of tracking progression of students and (c) the process of counselling for students for higher education.

The college may start a Science Club to develop scientific temper in students and to train them in the scientific methods of solving societal problems (e.g. superstitions, gender bias etc)

A hobby centre would help in promoting students' talents (e.g. bird watching, photography, painting, fine arts etc)

The college may consider starting of a postgraduate programme in Physics and an undergraduate programme in Physical Education.

Transportation facilities may be urgently provided to students to encourage the new students to join the college and to provide easy accessibility for the present students o reach the college.

Steps may be initiated to represent to the concerned authorities to rescue the college from the difficult situation it is facing due to the shifting of approach road of the college from the National High way and moving of the Bus Depot from Gannavaram to Vijayawada which has made it extremely difficult for the students. This formidable situation has recently caused a sudden and alarming fall of admission rate thus depriving many economically disadvantaged students to pursue higher studies which was available at their door steps.

The college may approach the concerned authorities and local bodies to look into this difficulty of the students and find solutions in the interest of children from the economically and socially weaker sections of society.

The peer team appreciates the efforts made by the management, Principal and the staff for the growth of this nascent college. The peer team wishes to express its gratitude to the management, Principal, steering committee, teaching and non-teaching staff, students, alumni, parents and other for their cooperation, assistance and interaction during the visit. The team wishes the college all the success in its future endeavours in the pursuit of quality and excellence in the field of higher education.

Prof. Biranchi N. Puhan (Chairman)

Dr. Rajan Varughese (Member Co-coordinator)

Dr.Bhaskar N.Joshi (Member)

Place: Buddhavaram

Date: 30th March, 2007

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