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Government Degree College, Pattikonda, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh


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Government Degree College, Pattikonda, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
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Pattikonda
Kurnool (District Kurnool)
Andhra Pradesh, India



Government Degree College, Pattikonda, Kurnool Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Government Degree College, Pattikonda, Kurnool Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 29/07/1988.


Principal of Government Degree College, Pattikonda, Kurnool Andhra Pradesh is Dr. C.V.Rajeswari (Mobile 9985400938).

Government Degree College, Pattikonda 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.

Contact Person(s) of the Government Degree College, Pattikonda, Kurnool Andhra Pradesh is (are): JKC Coordinator: Mr. Vinod Kumar (Mobile 9440968722).

email ID(s) is Government Degree College, Pattikonda Kurnool Andhra Pradesh

Website of Government Degree College, Pattikonda, Kurnool Andhra Pradesh is http://pattikondagdc.org.


Contact Details of Government Degree College, Pattikonda, Kurnool Andhra Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-8520-226988

Following are different colleges
Government Degree College, Pathikonda
Government Degree College, Pattikonda

Government Degree College, Pattikonda is situated in the area known as MANRO THOPU. It was started in the year 1988 in accordance with G.O.Ms.No.1056. Edn. Department, dated : 29/07/1988 with B.A., B.Com., (T.M) Courses.



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Government Degree College, Pattikonda, Kurnool Andhra Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
B.A., B.Com., (T.M) Courses

Approval details: Government Degree College, Pattikonda is affiliated with Rayalaseema University, Kurnool



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NAAC report of Government Degree College, Pattikonda

Section 01: Preface
The Government Degree College, Pathikonda caters to the needs of educationally and economically backward rural population of Pathikonda and its neighbourhood in the Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh. The means of livelihood of the people of Pathikonda is agriculture. Cultivation in this part of the state depends on the Southwest Monsoon. As the area falls in the rain shadow region it receives very low rainfall. So the place is declared drought prone and a backward area.

The College was established in 1988. The campus is spread on 6.40 acre site with buildings covering an area of 8250 square meters. The buildings include an administrative block, 12 class rooms, 1 central library, 1 seminar hall and a recently established ICT information and communication centre.

The emblem of the College is appropriate with a book at the centre symbolizing knowledge. The rising sun is the symbol of luminary wisdom destroying the darkness of ignorance. The olive branches stand for victory and peace.

The teaching faculty consists of 11 permanent teachers, 4 of them with Ph.D.s, and 2 with M. Phil. degree. There is one temporary teacher. There are 9 part time teachers also. There are two non-teaching and two technical staff (including an attendant).

The present student strength is 644 of which 166 are female students and 478 male students. There are 40 students in the self-funded courses: 30 male and 10 female students. The academic programmes are run under the annual system.

Besides the regular academic departments, support services like a central library, a computer centre, sports facilities, Mana TV (digital room) and NSS are also functioning.
A notable feature of the College is the maintenance of a Bulletin Board by the students to disseminate the information to the students. There are a variety of scholarships provided by the State government. An alumni association is in the process of formation.

Volunteering to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) the College submitted a Self-Study Report (SSR) in January 2007.The NAAC constituted a peer team with Prof. K .Aludiapillai, former Vice-Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University as chairman, Prof. Ravi Korisettar, Professor of History and Archaeology, Karnatak University, Dharwad as Member-Coordinator and Dr. M. R. Joseph, Former Principal, St. Albert's College, Cochin, as member, to make an on-site visit to the College for validating the Self Study Report. Dr. (Mrs.) Sujata Shanbhag, Assistant Adviser, NAAC, coordinated the visit.

The members of the Peer Team took up the institutional visit on 22nd, 23rd and 24th March 2007, after going through the SSR in detail. During the visit, the team interacted with the management, Principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni and toured the campus to verify the physical facilities. They also went through the documents related to the points made in the SSR. The report and observation of the team criterion-wise are furnished below.

Section 02: Criterion-wise Analysis.
Criterion 01: Curricular aspects
The vision and mission statements are designed for providing quality education and transforming the rural poor into socially useful, intellectually successful, morally healthy, physically sound, skillfully employable personalities. It received recognition under section 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC on 9th September 1992.

The College offers 3 undergraduate courses: BA, B.Sc, B.Com. and a couple of newly started twenty hour certificate courses designed by the College. There are 6 Science departments, 6 Arts departments and 1 Commerce Department.

As an affiliated College of Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, the College follows the curriculum prescribed by the University. The College offers courses under the arts, science and commerce streams. The students of this College have flexibility to pursue programmes with respect to elective options only. The plan of the academic work is in the annual pattern. Courses like Indian Heritage and Culture, Science and Civilization, Environmental Science are introduced to promote value education. The College is also offering some courses in the self=financing mode and 40 students are studying in this stream. The college has started a restructured job-oriented course in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science.

The College provides remedial coaching to slow learners and implements communicative language teaching in English classes, with the help of computers.

There is an internal quality assurance cell (IQAC) which conducts Annual Internal Academic Audit to ensure quality sustenance and enhancement. The College prepares an academic calendar every year.

The College collects the feed back from the different stake holders and transmits the same to the university.

There is a mechanism to appraise the performance of the faculty in teaching. Students also evaluate the teachers.

Five subject combinations are offered to the students in three programmes viz., B.A., B. Sc and B. Com. Three combinations in B. Sc., one combination in B.A. and one combination in B. Com. are available. In all, 15 subjects are taught in the college.

From 2003, a self-financing course in B.Sc with a combination Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science has been started.

Communication skills are imparted through the revised curriculum in English. In a phased manner, computer skills are taught to all students who opt for the same.

Compulsory subjects common to all degree courses include Environmental Studies, Indian Heritage and Culture & Science and Civilization. These give the students some basics of our value system, the issues facing the modern world and advances in the world of Science.

Options are available in choosing languages and choosing electives in Chemistry and History. Students feed-back on curriculum is collected at the end of their course. From other stakeholders such information is collected in meetings and interactions. The suggestions are transmitted to the University.

Major revision of the syllabus has taken place in five subjects taught in the College during the last five years.

Criterion 02: Teaching Learning and Evaluation
Admission to the courses conducted in the College is regulated by the rules relating to reservation for SC, ST, BC and women. The College follows these rules and this ensures both equity and social justice.

On admission, students identified to be weak in specific subjects are taught the basics in those subjects by holding special classes. For students of the disadvantaged communities, remedial coaching is arranged.

Academic Calendar of Sri Krishnadevaraya University is adopted by the college, incorporating the teaching and evaluation programmes.

Lecture method is adopted in a predominant way for teaching humanities subjects supplemented by quiz and seminars. For teaching English, Communicative Language Teaching method is followed ensuring active participation by students.

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission recruits regular teachers. Vacant positions are filled by appointing contract faculty selected by a committee consisting of representatives of the CPDC (College Planning and Development Council), subject specialist and Principal of a neighbouring College. The guest faculty is chosen from candidates available locally.

The teachers are encouraged to undergo orientation/refresher and training courses by the UGC and DCE to update their knowledge.

The teaching process is evaluated by self-appraisal, expert's comments and students feed-back. The students are assessed by unit tests, periodical tests, assignments etc.

The academic calendar of the college is prepared and developed on the format provided by the Academic Cell of Sri Krishnadevaraya University. Many learner-centred approaches such as conducting seminars, group discussions, preparation of charts, models, peer-teaching are being followed to supplement the lecture method. The College provides audio and video equipments such as OHP, TV, etc. as teaching aids.

The academic progress of each student is monitored by conducting unit, monthly, half yearly and pre - final exams and through ward - counselor system.

The academic cell in the Directorate of Collegiate Education selects the teachers for providing the orientation and refreshers courses run by the UGC. They are given study leave to participate in research under FIP of the UGC.

The internal quality assurance committee members conducts annual academic audit in the month of March.

Criterion 03: Research, Consultancy & Extension.
The main thrust of the College is on teaching rather than on research. The College permits teachers to obtain their M. Phil./Ph. D. by extending leave facility. 4 teachers have completed research work for Ph.D., two have registered their name for M. Phil. and one for Ph. D.

Several extension activities like adult literacy, AIDS awareness rallies, participation in blood donation camps and medical camps have been taken up..

The College has linkages with the agricultural and medical departments to strengthen the extension activities.

The Research Committee monitors the study projects of various departments and selects the best project. Some lecturers have published research papers in refereed journals.

Some of the teachers have contributed papers in conferences/journals between 1981 and 1995. A teacher in English has provided course material for textbooks in English for intermediate course published by the Telugu Academy, and has published a book based on his Ph. D. thesis.

Teachers of the schools in neighbouring areas interact with the College faculty on academic matters.

The NSS unit of the College has 112 (88 men and 24 women) volunteers. They carry out a host of activities like clean and green programme, AIDS awareness camp, promotion of eco-consciousness, consumer rights, literacy campaign, etc.

The students of science subjects help the SSC students of the nearby Government High School to do their practicals.

Criterion 04: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College building has enough space for class rooms, laboratories, library etc. The College ensures the optimum use of the available infrastructure by the students. The College has a seminar hall to conduct the various programmes. The finance needed for the various activities are met through government funds.

The library services are being computerized in the MS Word and MS Excel format. There is no permanent Librarian. The Library has an advisory committee. It has a collection of 6379 books, 13 journals, 50 competitive examination special collections. A book bank facility is attached to the library. In addition to this there is a small collection of audio and videocassettes. The College has an information and computer technology center with five computers.

The College has a play ground with facilities for many outdoor sports like Track and Field events, Cricket, Hockey, Kho-Kho, Kabadi, Handball, Ball Badminton, Volley Ball, Basket Ball, Tennicoit, etc. Minimum health care facilities are available in the health centre.

Women's waiting room with toilet facility and a separate toilet for men have been provided.

Criterion 05: Student Support and Progression
The College has 644 students on its rolls (2006-07) of whom 166 are women constituting about 25.8% of the total. Students belonging to the SC, ST and BC constitute nearly 85% of the total. More than 50% of the students come from families below the poverty line (parents' income per year being less than Rs. 18,000/-). Thus it is evident that the College with its affordable fee structure is able to ensure equity and access in higher education.

Around 25% of the students passing out each year go for further studies. A few get employed. A good number pass the PG CET and Ed CET examinations.

In 2005-06, a total of 324 students secured financial assistance to the tune of Rs. 7.44 Lakhs mainly from the departments of the government. Through the Jawahar Knowledge Centre students are coached in soft skills.

Quite a few of the alumni have become teachers, advocates and staff in government service.

The percentage of pass in the final University examinations during the past 5 years has varied from 53 to 67.

The procedure for dealing with complaints and grievances in the College has lead to construction of women's room, a cycle stand and augmenting sports facilities, water facilities, and toilets for men and cycle shed.

Five students have been chosen from the College for Inter-University competitions in Volley Ball, Kabadi, Chess and Kho-kho during last 5 years.

Students are taken on study tours, assigned project work and given special coaching wherever needed.

A number of students of this College obtained financial aid through SC/ST, BC, and Minorities welfare departments.

The College teachers provide guidance on employment opportunities.

The College has started an alumni association recently. Some of the alumni are in the educational department and in Police Department. The College has a grievance redressal cell. The women empowerment cell functions in the college. The First Aid facility is available.

Criterion 06: Organization and Management.
As a government college, this institution comes under the overall administrative control of the Directorate of Collegiate Education. At the college level, three bodies viz. CPDC, Staff Council and IQAC assist in the growth, development and efficient functioning of the institution.

The CPDC raises resources, supports development of infrastructure and approves proposal for expenditure. The Principal is the President of the CPDC and its members include member representing faculty, parents, technical expert and social worker.

The Staff Council consists of all regular lecturers with Principal as President. The Council advises the Principal on all academic and administrative matters referred to it.

Internal Quality Control Cell functions as the agency monitoring the academic activities and submitting the annual academic audit report to the Principal. The four member cell consists of three lecturers representing 3 disciplines and the senior most lecturer is the convener.

The above bodies are holding regular meetings and their decisions/advice/recommendations have helped the College in its development.

The Kurnool District Collectorate organized a training programme in Computer Applications for office staff and a Junior Assistant of the College attended it.

The members of the faculty have been trained in the use of computers by the Department of Computer Science.

The annual budget of the college in 2005-06 was Rs. 44.13 Lakhs. Of this Rs. 35.2 Lakhs was spent on salary and the rest on buildings, furniture, departmental needs, etc. The special feature noted by the Peer Team is the relatively low rate of fee payable by SC, ST students at the time of admission viz. Rs. 185/- for B.A. & B. Com. and Rs. 200/- for B.Sc. Even for self-financing B.Sc. (Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science) courses they pay only this amount, whereas BCs pay Rs. 3,343 and students of other communities pay Rs. 3,593 towards fees. Higher education has been really made affordable for the disadvantaged groups.

The Directorate of Collegiate Education and the Accountant General regularly audit accounts of the College.

Criterion 07: Healthy practices
Academic and Administrative activities are reviewed by the CPDC and Staff Council.
IQAC conducts annual internal academic audit of every department and proposes suggestions for improvement.

Community orientation is given to the students by involving them in NSS programmes.
Value based education is given importance with inculcation of civic responsibilities among students through NSS activities.

The college encourages students to participate in the activities of various clubs functioning in the college.

The college has many measures to make it a learner centered system.

Section 03:-Overall Analysis.
Peer team after going through the information furnished in the SSR and after its visit to the various academic and physical facilities has identified the following as the strengths of the college.

Being a Government College this institution has to get sanction for any development activity from the Government of Andhra Pradesh. During the last four years substantial addition has been made to facilities like class rooms, sports and games courts through the CPDC and efforts of local leaders. With very limited full time regular faculty teaching is being conducted with the help of contract and guest faculty.

Keeping in view the affiliated nature of the college, the Peer team wishes to place the following suggestions for consideration by the concerned:

(i) Implement the vision 2020 perspective plan in a phased manner- particularly in the matter of starting courses in emerging areas and further strengthening of infrastructure.

(ii) Strengthen the library substantially and provide more facilities.

(iii) Encourage faculty to publish papers and create the right ambience for research with particular reference to problems in the Rayalaseema area.

(v) Examine the feasibility of starting NCC programme.

(vi) Establish linkages with institutions nearby for purposes of training, research and guest faculty.

(vii) Encourage faculty to use a wide range of teaching techniques reducing time spent on lecture method.

(viii) Step up activities in games and sports and

(ix) Explore the possibility of utilizing the Political Science Department in the conduct of workshops, seminars etc for the members of Panchayat Raj institutions sensitizing them to their responsibilities, duties and rights.

The Peer Team wishes to thank heartily the management, Principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, parents, students and alumni for extending all cooperation in their interactions.

Professor Aludiapillai, Chairman

Professor Ravi Korisettar, Member Coordinator

Professor M.R. Joseph, Member

K. Veerachari, Principal

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