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G Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
G Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
Address:G.Pulla Reddy Nagar, Nandyal Road
Kurnool (District Kurnool)
Andhra Pradesh, IndiaPin Code : 518002
G Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Co-Ed.
G Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool Andhra Pradesh is situated in Kurnool of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Kurnool comes under Kurnool Tehsil, Kurnool District.
Fax # of G Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool Andhra Pradesh is +91-8518-270957.
Website of G Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool Andhra Pradesh is www.gprec.ac.in/.
Contact Details of G Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool Andhra Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-8518-271017, 270957
CoursesB.Tech(CSE, CSIT, ECE, ME, CE, EEE), M.Tech (72 seats), M.C.A
Power Electronics, Communications and Signal Proces, Cad/Cam, Thermal Science and Energy Sys
"Communication & Signal Processing
Computer Science & Engg.
VLSI & Embedded Systems"
Number of seats in G Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool Andhra Pradesh is 480.
G Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool Andhra Pradesh runs course(s) in Computer Applications, Engineering stream(s).
G Pulla Reddy Engineering College is affiliated with Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur
Profile of G Pulla Reddy Engineering CollegeThe institute was established by G.P.R.Charities Trust. This is an Autonomous Institute and approved by All India Coiuncil of Technical Education, New Delhi, permanent affiliated to Sri Krishna Devaraya University, Ananthapur, accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of UGC. This is an ISO 9001 - 2000 certified institution. Its five UG programs namely CE, CSE, ECE, EEE and ME are accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) of AICTE. This is also accredited by the Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata and the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
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NAAC report of G Pulla Reddy Engineering CollegeSection-I : INTRODUCTION:
G.Pulla Reddy Engineering college, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, requested the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) to assess its college and accordingly NAAC appointed the following committee to visit the college.
Annamali University, Tamilnadu
Dr.K.A.Ranganatha Setty, Member
Former Principal, RV College of Engg.
Special Officer, Regional Office,
Visvesvaraya Technological University
Dr.M.D. Jahagirdar, Member Coordinator
Institute of Management Studies &
Vivekananda Campus, Samarath Nagar,
Dr.Jagannath Patil, Assistant Adviser, NAAC, Bangalore, coordinated the visit of the Peer Team to the College.
The committee visited the college between 25th and 26th February, 2005 as per the programme enclosed.
G.Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool established in 1985 is a self financing engineering institute affiliated to Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur. It has been recognized by UGC under 2(f) and 12(b). It has a campus area of about 26 acres located in a rural surrounding. Seven UG and 4 PG programmes are conducted by 86 permanent faculty (20 possess Ph.D., 58 Masters degree and 8 UG degrees) and 39 Temporary faculty (13 Masters degree and 26 UG degree). 57 Administrative staff and 39 technical staff assist the faculty in the conduct of the college. UG students 2014 and 208 P.G. students currently undergo the programmes under semester system (268 class working days in a year). The unit cost of education works out to amount Rs.24,156/- per annum. 350 students appear for GATE examinations while almost the same number appear for GMAT, TOEFL and other examinations.
The library houses 28324 books and 63 journals (53 National, 10 International). The library is open on all working days of the college.
The college is yet to establish linkage with any National or International Institutions.
Few faculty have attended International seminars and few have projects to progress.
There is a girls hostel but boys hostel is yet to come up. A computer center, health care unit, a canteen, a bank counter, a post office and a few sports facilities make life comfortable for the students. A captive generator provides the power back up for uninterrupted supply.
The Peer Team visited the various facilities such as departments, laboratories, library, computer center and supporting facilities like canteen, sports and games arena, hostels and interacted with the Principal, Governing body, students, faculty and non-teaching staff and perused through the documents provided with a view to validate the facts mentioned in the SSR. The criterion wise analysis is given in Section-II.
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
The College offers 4 years under graduate degree programs and 2 years Post graduate degree programs in Engineering in the following disciplines and a 3 year Master of Computer Applications Program
UG: i. Civil Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Computer Science & Information Technology
Electronics & Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Industrial & Production Engineering
PG: i. Communications & Signal Processing
ii. CAD / CAM
Thermal Sciences & Energy Systems
Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
All the programs are career oriented in tune with the objectives of the institution. The college follows Semester System.
The college has six engineering departments, MCA department and other supporting departments. The student strength during the academic year (2003-2004) was 2000 in UG & 96 in PG and 116 in MCA.
The students are taught subjects as per curricula prescribed by the affiliating Sri Krishnadevarya University. The curricula are revised by the university every four years . Since this is the only engineering college under the university, 50% of the members of each Board of Studies are the faculty members of the college and they actively participate in the revision of the syllabi. However, the flexibility is only to the extent of selecting the four elective subjects prescribed in the curricula.
The curriculum is modular and inter disciplinary subjects are incorporated to the extent needed. The college has gone in for ISO 9001-2000 Certification for providing quality of service to all the stakeholders. Six UG programs have been accredited by NBA of AICTE for a period of 3 years w.e.f. 15.2.2005.
Criterion II : Teaching - Learning & Evaluation
Admission to UG & MCA classes are governed by the A.P.State Government, majority of students (85%) are admitted with cutoff ranks ranging from 716 to 88770. The remaining 15% seats are filled by the Management quota based on merit from among the applicants. Admission to M.Tech. courses are as per AICTE guidelines, GATE candidates get the preference. 10% of sanctioned intake are admitted under lateral entry scheme directly into II year B.Tech. by the Government.
There is no provision to test the student knowledge and then admit students for a particular program. For students admitted late, remedial classes are conducted.
The teachers are assigned the courses to be taught by them well in advance so that they prepare teaching / lesson plan at the commencement of the course. Each teacher maintains a teaching dairy, which will be audited by the Head of Department to ensure adoption of teaching plan. The teachers make use of audio visual, OHP & LCD Projectors for effective teaching. Staff members are also encouraged to use CBTs,
On an average, each academic year will have 270 working days out of which there are 145 teaching days. Each teacher will have 17 contact hours (periods) of work per week.
On Starting of new course or when a existing faculty resigns or attains superannuation, teachers are recruited to these vacancies by advertising in the prominent newspapers and through the selection committee comprising of the following.
Vice Chancellor of the University as Chairman
Chairman of the College Governing Council
Secretary of the College Governing Council
Nominee of the State Government
Two experts nominated by the University
Head of the Department concerned.
The whole process takes about 3 months time. There is a provision to appoint faculty on adhoc basis in case of emergency, for timely completion of the course work.
Staff members are encouraged to participate in seminars / conferences / workshops. As few of them have even become resource persons.
Though there is no self appraisal scheme to evaluate the performance of teachers in teaching, research and extension, the appraisal of the teachers by the students are carried out every semester and the feed back is given to the teacher for necessary corrections and evaluation by the institution. The college also collects feed back from students on campus experiences as for follow up actions.
Each engineering department conducts seminar / workshop / conference almost every year. Some departments are conducting value added certificate courses for students during summer vacation. Student Chapter of ISTE is conducting National level paper contest once in 2 years. The college has conducted faculty development program with the support of TTTI, Chennai.
The College has constituted 2 committees namely academic committee and planning board where faculty members contribute for the growth of the college. Senior faculty members of the college are in Board of studies of the affiliating Sri Krishnadevarya University. Two teachers of the college have received the 'Best Teacher Award' from the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
The staff members continuously monitor the performance of the students and guide them for over all growth and development. The students performance and attendance is informed to the parents / guardians on regular basis.
Internal assessment marks are awarded based on periodic tests conducted for the theory subjects and based on class work and terminal tests for practical / drawing.
Terminal examinations are evaluated as per the norms of S.K.University. The Students perform very well in the university examination with a pass percentage of about 90% in the final year examination of the under graduate course. Since this is only one engineering college under S.K.University all ranks are secured by the college itself.
Criterion III : Research, Consultancy & Extensions.
The college runs 7 undergraduate courses in Engineering and 3 Post graduate programs in engineering and Master of Computer Applications program. Not much effort has gone into the area of research and consultancy. However the college supports the staff for doing research by giving study leave, providing the necessary seed money and adjusting in teaching schedule. College encourages the faculty in submitting project proposals.
Only the chemistry department is recognized as research center by the S.K. University and 5 candidates have registered for M.Sc./Ph.D. on part time basis. There is some research activity in the department of Mechanical Engineering on 'Alternative fuels for Diesel Engines'. There is only one on going Project in Mechanical Engg. Department with an outlay of Rs.3.4 Lakhs. The Civil Engineering department offers consultancy services to various government departments like Panchayat Raj, roads & buildings, irrigations and Command Area Development and private contractors. Electrical department also take up testing electrical equipment.
There are few publications from staff of various departments in National Journals and some have presented papers in conferences/workshops.
There is a need to promote research activity in all the departments and to have industry - institute interactions.
A few faculty member of ECE & CSE department are pursuing M.Tech. (Summer Sequential School) under JNTU.
The extension activity of the college is limited to arranging free eye camps and arranging lectures by eminent personalities.
Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources.
The institution spread over 25.95 acres of land has well equipped classrooms and laboratories. In addition to the existing infrastructure, the college has acquired 15 acres of land for future developmental purposes. The Project Engineer with the help of his team supervises the maintenance work. The Management Committee has mobilized funds through self-financing courses and other sources to improve the infrastructure and learning resources.
An advisory Committee for the library assists in the selection of books, and makes provision for facilities for students in the library. The library has the carpet area of 12000 Sq.ft. and is well furnished. There are 28,324 volumes with open access system and lending facility to students. The library is subscribing to 53 National and 10 International Journals besides (52) magazines. The number of titles available in the library is 12,663. The library has facilities for photo copying, audio & video cassettes and internet. The library is equipped with multimedia computer system. Library automation is in the infant stage. There is a book bank facility. There is no inflibnet facility. The library is open from 8.a.m. to 6.p.m.
All the departments have adequate numbers of computer, which are maintained through AMC with respective companies and by technicians in the computer center.
The college has a computer center for providing centralized computer facility. The college is sensitized to keep the campus clean by maintaining green plants. There is a hostel for girls in the city and above 10% of girl students are presently accommodated. The college has a health center in the campus and first aid boxes and fire extinguishers in all laboratories.
In the College, a separate sports and Physical Education section is managed with physical infrastructural facilities available for outdoor games like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Basketball and Ball badminton and indoor games like Table Tennis, Shuttle badminton, chess and Gymnasium. Eleven students participated at University meets.
Criterion V: Student support and Progression
After completing the minimum period of study, 90% of the students pass in the qualifying examinations, with a dropout rate of 5%. Moreover 22.82% of students prosecute their studies further. The alumni of the college has a good record of holding prominent positions both at the National Level and abroad as well. The alumni meet once in a year. The college has also a fair record of the students passing various competitive examinations: 350 in GATE, 183 in GRE, 139 in TOEFL, 01 in GMAT, 02 in CAT and 01 in JMET during the last five years. Feedback from the students helps quality improvement in the education through students counseling. It is good to note that the college has a system of obtaining feedback from the students in the meeting of class representatives. A placement cell located on the campus provides career guidance and organization of training programmes /guest lectures to the students and helps them to get employment. It works under a placement officer. Through career guidance and placement services of the cell, a few students were able to secure employment. The teachers, besides teaching, also provide counseling services. For quality education, students need be properly and finely informed. One such mode of information is college prospectus through which all the pertinent information relating to profile of the college, course of studies, eligibility criteria, admission procedure, fee structure and facilities available are provided to the students. The college publishes its updated prospectus annually.
Financial Aid :
The college has a provision of aid from the Government for SC/ST Scholarships, Merit Scholarships, Merit cum Means scholarships, and BC Students Scholarships. In addition, few scholarships are instituted by the CSE Alumni. During the last two years 44 students got merit scholarships, 16 students got Merit cum means scholarships, 6 students got CSE alumni scholarships, 469 students got SC/ST Scholarships and 446 students got BC Scholarships. Thus, the financial aid is being given as a reward for merit and as a financial help to the needy students.
The recreational/leisure time facilities necessary for providing good ambience for light mood are provided to the students by way of indoor & outdoor games, students Magazines, Debate clubs, cultural programme and audio-video facilities.
It is worth nothing that the college is in the process of establishing a language laboratory to students to improve their communication skill.
Criterion VI: Organization and Management:
The G.Pulla Reddy Engineering College's Management, faculty and students manage the college. There is a separate administrative set up under the academic leadership of the Principal for better administration and co-ordinations with the assistance of Academic Committees, Heads of the Departments, all faculty members and class representatives.
The college Governing Council reviews policy matters whereas the planning board plans the budget requirements and accord approval.
The college is self-financing and is run by the college Management which is a registered body under the Societies Registration Act. The college committee consisting of eminent persons with academic interests manages the college. The college has a Managing Committee the statutory governing body as per the provisions of the Act. The college council is the highest decision making body and is responsible for providing resources, infrastructure facilities and funds for the functioning of the college. The council has efficiently managed the college by offering self financing courses to augment the funds required for the creation of teaching and learning resources viz, Library, well equipped laboratories, computer center and workshop.
The administration has delegated responsibilities through the constitution of various committees. Heads of the department function directly under the Principal and are responsible for guiding members of the faculty. The college has an in built mechanism to monitor the functioning and skill enhancement /refresher programmes of the non-teaching staff. The college has formed various committees such as planning board, college academic committee and house committees. A separate committee is entrusted with the job of preparing academic calendar as per the norms and guidelines of the University. The in house committees meet periodically and make review of academic programs, examinations, feedback from outgoing students, evaluation of faculty performance by students, guidelines during class work, over all discipline of faculty and students, to consider students suggestions/representations/grievances, coverage of syllabi, faculty and students performance, technical tours, and conducting paper contests/workshop.
There is no external agency appointed to evaluate functioning.
There is no grievance redressel cell in the college. However the employees have freedom to bring their representations to the Principal through their Heads of the Departments and faculty meeting and these representations are attended to. During the last three years there has been no change in fees structure.
Budget and Audit Procedure.
The college has an internal audit mechanism. The details of the budget are as follows.
Total Budget : Rs. 6.5 crores
Salary : Rs. 2.90 crores
Construction : Rs. 0.77 crores
Equipments : Rs. 0.80 crores
Library : Rs. 8.54 lakhs
The college has made available loan facilities, festival advance/loan and education loan to non-teaching staff. As a welfare measure, the college provides the facility of employees provident fund and Group Insurance Scheme to their employees.
The college procures the equipments based on demands of Heads by way of identifying prospective suppliers, calling quotations and obtaining approval of the Principal/Secretary.
The college has 'Service Rules' which are circulated to all the faculty.
Criterion VII - Healthy Practices:
The Peer Team observed that the following are some of the health practices adopted by the college.
Establishment of Language Laboratory
Provision of standby generator
Existence of digital library
12 station Gym
Young Fellowship programme
The recently initiated establishment of language laboratory will help in improving the communication skills of rural students.
At times of Electricity supply break down, the captive power available comes handy to provide uninterrupted power supply.
The digital library available helps the students in equipping themselves effectively.
A 12 station GYM improves the physical health of the students. However, it is suggested that a smaller one can be installed in the Girls Hostel for use by girl students.
A large number of students utilize the coaching provided for preparation for GATE examination. The facility can be extended to other external examiners as well.
It is heartening to note that students are encouraged to avail the Young Fellowship programme to improve their innovative skills.
A certain amount of consultancy work is being carried out by the Civil Engineering department. However, other departments need to think of suitable consultancy activity.
The Peer Team notes that the following are the points of concern.
Grievance Redressal cell
Qualified staff in certain departments
Enhancement of Training & Placement Activity
Provision of Hostels in the Campus
Internet facility needs to be improved with more terminals and longer working
hours. Currently the accessibility is very limited. A few units in the hostels would be a welcome stage.
A Grievance Redressal cell may help the aggrieved persons.
Qualified staff are required to man the computer related departments.
Although library is slowly getting computerized, faster progress in searching and issue of books through computer facility is to be achieved. The digital library facilities is to be improved by providing more terminals all over the campus.
Training & Placement section needs to be more active and more facilities to be provided in order to help the students get suitable placement.
There is a need to establish a boys hostel for the healthy growth of youngsters. Both boys and girls hostels when established within the campus will enhance the opportunities for students to utilize the library and other facilities effectively.
Office documents are not maintained properly. There is a need for thoroughly revamping the office procedure with a final aim on office automation for ready reckoning of any information required.
Few of the class rooms and laboratories are required to be shifted to RCC buildings.
Section-III : Overall Analysis:
After visiting the facilities, interacting with the stake holders and pursuing through the documents the Peer Team concludes the following.
Points in favour of the college
12 Station GYM
Well planned and well organized Teaching learning process
Very actively functioning co-curricular and extra-curricular forums
Conduct of technical tours for the students regularly
The team feels that the following points of concern are to be attended to.
Enhancement of Internet facility and Training & Placement Section
Provision of Hostels in the Campus for both boys and girls
Encouragement to faculty to qualify further
Introduction of Yoga classes and courses on professional ethics will be value additions to the students.
Implementation of Gratuity scheme will boost up the morale of employees
The Peer Team thanks the Management, Principal, Faculty and students for their support in the smooth conduct of the visit and wishes the college all success in their future endeavour.
(Dr.P.Jaya Rami Reddy)
Date. Saturday, 26th February, 2005
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