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Girraj Government College (GG College), Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh
Girraj Government College (GG College), Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh, India
Girraj Government College (GG College), Nizamabad is a recognised institute / college.
Girraj Government College (GG College), Nizamabad is situated in Nizamabad of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Website of Girraj Government College (GG College), Nizamabad is http://www.ggnzb.info/.
Contact Details of Girraj Government College (GG College), Nizamabad are : Telephone: +91-8462-650152, 9848059679, 9849845655, 9866100152
Courses offered in Girraj Government College (GG College), NizamabadB.A., B.Com., B.Sc. B.Com (Computer Application) B.Sc.(Bio-Chemistry / Bio-Tech / Micro-Bio) M.A.(Economics / English) M.Com(Commerce) M.Sc.(Computers / Mathematics / Org.Chemistry / Physics / Zoology) Certificate Courses:- * Tourism and Hotel Mana
Girraj Government College (GG College), Nizamabad runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Computer Applications, Science stream(s).
Profile of Girraj Government College (GG College)Girraj Govt. College was started in 1956 as a private college with Pre-University and Under Graduate Courses with an objective of providing quality education to the needy students of Nizamabad region. Many philanthropists including Sri Girrajmalji Aggarwal gave a helping hand through donations to start this institution in a humble way. It was taken over by State Government in 1959 and since then has been gradual but steady development. It moved into the present premises in 1967-68 after State Govt. constructed a huge building in about 29.6 acres of campus. The college is affiliated to Osmania University and has successfully made a distinct mark as a premier institution of higher learning.
Media coverage of Girraj Government College (GG College), Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh
NAAC report of Girraj Government College (GG College)Section 1: Preface
Girraj Govt. College, Nizamabad, A.P. volunteered to be assessed by the NAAC and conducted the preliminary self study in the year 2003 and the same was submitted to NAAC in 2003. The peer team consisting of Prof. N. Rudraiah, Former Vice-Chancellor of Gulbarga University, Karnataka and (Hon) Director, NRIAM, Bangalore - 560 082 as Chairman; Prof.Balasubramanian, Director, CIST, University of Mysore, Mysore, Prof K.Meena, Srimathi Indira Gandhi College, Bharathidasan University , Tiruchirapalli, as member visited the college for two days during January 27-28, 2004, Dr. M. S. Shyamsunder, Deputy Advisor of NAAC, Coordinated the Peer Team visit.
This is the Govt. College started in 1956 as a private college with pre-university and UG courses with the objectives of providing quality education to the students of Nizamabad region. It became a government college in 1959 affiliated to Osmania University, Hyderabad, which spreads over an area of 29.6 acres. It provides instructions to the students of three year integrated B.A., B.Sc., B.Com and B.C.A., courses. This college also offers P.G. courses in English, Economics, Commerce, Organic Chemistry and Mathematics.
The present student strength is 2674 in UG, and PG. The college has 76 teaching staff (57 permanent and 19 temporary) and 39 non-teaching staff (34 administrative and 05 technical) at present. The unit cost of education is around Rs.9416. The UGC has recognized this college under 2f in 1956 and 12b in 1960. The study centres of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Open University and Prof. N.Rami Reddy Centre for Distance Education, Osmania University are located in the college.
Prior to the visit, the peer team has gone through the self-study report submitted by the college carefully and has made a detailed analysis of the facts and figures. During its visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited all the departments of the college and perused the facilities available and interacted with the members of the various committees. The academic, Co-curricular, extra curricular, sports and extension facilities were reviewed. The peer Team also interacted with Principal, Teaching and non-teaching staff, Students, Parents and Alumni. 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 college under various criteria, the commendable features as well as the issues of concern are given below.
Section 2: Criterion -wise Analysis
Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects
As a Govt. College affiliated to Osmania University, Hyderabad the college offers UG courses in Arts, Science and Commerce faculties. These pertain to both conventional and unconventional courses. Some of the courses in Arts, Science and Commerce allow flexibility with electives. The Osmania University designs the courses from time to time for the needs of the society. Some senior staff members of the college participated in designing and reviewing of the syllabus and course material.
The expansion of the college in terms of introduction of new courses under self-financing is good, which is reflected through the courses like biotechnology and Industrial Microbiology. The college offers 19 UG and 05 PG courses. Out of these 08 are self-financing courses introduced in 1998-99. Out of these, Biotechnology and Industrial Microbiology are in the two lead courses. The college used to offer the B.C.A courses. Keeping in view of the present day needs courses in Computer Application in Commerce, Arts and Science faculties were introduced, which are self-financing. Further M.Sc. Programmes in Mathematics and Chemistry and M.Com are self-financing. The PG courses in English and Economics are popular and many students of these courses have earned distinctions over the years.
Syllabus has been redesigned in the conventional courses by introducing the latest components. For example, computer and mathematics-oriented subjects are introduced in many non-science courses. This college has conducted certain study projects involving students to inculcate inter disciplinary approach and research attitude. The college is seen by the society as an intellectual and educational centre in the town with various programmes that benefit the student community. The department of collegiate education encourages teachers to participate in many academic programmes to update their knowledge. About half a dozen teachers have participated in preparing course material for MANA-TV programme for UG courses. Thrust is also given to encourage additional curricular inputs through periodicals, magazines, newspapers and other reading material.
Criterion II: Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
Admission to the various courses of study is based on the Academic record. It is very transparent and helpful to the needy students. The college follows the reservation policies of AP Govt. in admitting students to a particular course. Sometimes, the remedial courses to academically backward students to improve their performance are arranged. Special free coaching programmes are arranged by Alumni to weaker students. There is a provision for assessing student's performance and it is monitored regularly by individual teachers in their classes. Advanced learners are encouraged to participate in study projects involving local problems to inculcate scientific temper. They are also enlightened through counseling about the academic opportunities. There is a provision for awarding prizes and certificates for such meritorious students. The academically brilliant students are encouraged to participate in literary, cultural and other competitions conducted at local and university levels. Teachers make annual teaching plan at the beginning of the academic year to cater to the needs of students in all academic activities. This enabled lively interactions between teachers and students. The UG teaching schedule is unitized according to annual system. The same is monitored at the departmental meeting and provision is also made for feed back from the students. Performance indicator system introduced by the A.P. Government is an addition to the existing system. This college has the programme of supplementing regular lectures with Mana TV, class seminars by students, quiz competitions group discussion, teaching through LCD, OHP and charts.
The peer team feels that the teaching staff may make use of these available facilities to prepare the audiovisuals. The formal and informal methods of evaluation are informed to the students by the individual departments. The curricular and co-curricular activities introduced by the college help the college to monitor the overall performance of the students.
Teachers are encouraged to participate in orientation and refresher courses. For example, 02 teachers have availed FIP and 20 teachers have undergone refresher courses and 18 teachers have attended institutional programmes. This college follows self-appraisal method for teachers by staff as well assessment by students in an informal way. The appraisal reports are scrutinized by the principal after the review is made by the individual department. The feed back has been used as suggestive and corrective measures. Teachers performance is also made by the academic audit cell of Osmania University and by the collegiate cell of Directorate of Collegiate Education. The college follows annual system of examinations, for UG and semester system for PG and B.C.A. courses. The college has 210 working days and 183 teaching days. Permanent teaching and non-teaching staff are appointed by the Government. In the case of vacancies the college is authorized to make temporary teaching and non-teaching staff on Guest/ contract basis following the guidelines of self-financing courses. Temporary appointments are made by the selection committee as the guidelines of the government. The college has introduced some unique strategies to make the regular teaching. Performance indicators introduced by the individual departments and by the Principal are obtained from the teachers every month which is used to monitor the performance of teachers. Three teachers have won the Best teacher awards of the State. This college encourages continuous assessment and some departments conduct variety of tests to assess students progress.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The main thrust of the college is on teaching rather than on research. However the college encourages research ambiences which are initiated through study projects and assignments. The college permits teachers to do their M.Phil/Ph.D by taking study leave. The college may consider to encourage teachers to take up research work by approaching various fund giving agencies. The departmental profile reveals that there are no research projects undertaken by the teaching staff and this college is also not a center for guiding Ph.D. Students. Eight teacher have Ph.D., 8 have M.Phil. and the remaining teachers have P.G degrees. This college has not under taken any consultancy work except some teachers are associating in distance education of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Open University, Osmaina University (CDE) and Moulana Azad National Urdu university. Prof. N. Rami Reddi centre for Distance Education, Osmania University, Hyderabad.
This college has designated DFOs for extension activities. Several extension activities like community development, social work, health and hygiene awareness, medical camp, adult education and literacy, blood donation camp, AIDS and cnvironmcntal awareness were undertaken by the college. In addition, students and staff have participated in most of the activities like personality development programmes and wall magazine. This college has 05 NSS units, 03 for UG, 01 for PG and 01 UG girls unit. NSS volunteers and other students have taken up the programmes like population education, adult education, National literacy Population machine, Janma Bhoomi and other related activities. Students and staff are motivated to participate in extension activities. This college works and plans with G.O and N.G.Os for extension activities. The peer team noticed the absence of extension cell and hence recommends to start it.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has serene atmosphere with adequate built space. It has computer and library facilities with easy access to all its constituencies. The college plans to provide Internet Facility and an adequate lab for Science departments. Dialup Internet connectivity is available for browsing.
It has adequate physical facilities and is being expanded to run all its educational programmes and administrative activities efficiently. There is a college planning and development council (CPDC) and the staff council which periodically identify the needs of infrastructure and plan to meet these needs from the funds available to the college. The college ensures optimum use of the available infrastructure by the students of UG and PG in two shifts. Osmania University study center and Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Open University Centre and MANA-TV, also make use of the facilities available in the college. However a separate building is proposed to house these existing study centres. The fund needed for these activities are met through Government, UGC and donations in addition to special students and in addition to special students fee.
This college has a vast and well maintained campus assisted by NSS students and in addition to the regular employees appointed for this. They have a regular monthly 'Clean and Green' programme. In addition, NCC and NSS campus are conducted to clean the campus. The college library has an Advisory Committee and the total number of books available in the library are 40588. The library receives 16 (UG/PG) magazines /periodicals. In addition to these, they have a small collection of audio and video cassettes. The library works on all working days (6 days a week 220 days per annual) between 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. This college has a central computer facility with 66 PCs and work from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on all working and holidays. Maintenance of computers is supervised by the competent faculty members of the college.
The college provides basic facilities needed for sports with sufficient infrastructure and equipment. Out door facilities like Volleyball, Ball - badminton, Football, Basketball, Athletic track, Cricket pitch Kabaddi, and Indoor games are available. The students of the college have participated in many University, State and National level tournaments and earned a name. One of their students participated in Asian Boxing tournament and won the second position at Delhi. Outstanding sports persons are given certificates and cash awards.
Facilities like First-Aid, is provided for students, teaching and non-teaching staff. Janmabhoomi activities are good in this college. A separate Hostel facility for boys is provided for SC, ST and BC of UG students near the college campus by social welfare Dept. The peer team noticed the absence of hostel facilities on the campus for girls. Government, may look into this. At present girls are accommodated in private aided women's college and Govt. run BC and SC hostels. The college may accelerate to use funds sanctioned by Tribal Welfare department.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The college publishes its prospectus every year with details about the brief history of the college, the courses offered, combination of subjects, media of the courses, disability criterion and various sources of financial assistance to students. Admission of students is as per university guidelines and the special admission committee monitors the admission process. Ninety percent of students appear for qualifying examination and only 10% dropout rate. About 30% of the students go for higher studies. Many of the students have occupied prominent positions in administration (IAS), Bank services, Politics (MLAs), teaching (teachers University faculty), University administration etc.,
Informal coaching and training is given to needy students of this college for their preparation for various competitive examinations and other professional technical examinations. Faculty members of this college guide and counsel the students in academic and personal matters. The students of this college are guided through interaction with alumni association. The alumni association meets regularly and plans for the overall development of this college. It helps the students of this college in giving free coaching classes and has provided funds to develop infrastructure facilities. It also conducts health camps in the college for the benefit of students.
A number of students of the college obtain financial aid through different types of scholarships. Nearly 100 UG and 21 PG S.C. students ,659 UG,48 PG BC students and 59 UG+2PG ST students have got welfare scholarships during 2003. In addition, there are scholarships for physically handicapped, children of beedi workers,Velugu pathakam, Freedom fighters, EBC, Pratiba awards are provided in the form of scholarships.
Indoor and outdoor games, debate clubs, audio and video facilities, student magazines, essay writing, Gymnasium, elocution and cultural programmes provide the recreational avenues to the students. There are other facilities which provide all-round development of the students. Annual sports and cultural days are held regularly and prizes are awarded to winners.
The peer team feels that the government may think of providing hostel facilities for the benefit of girl students. Overall, the facilities available in the college to promote a corporate living have to be improved.
Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The college has a reasonably good coordination and monitoring mechanism which helps for smooth functioning of academic and administrative activities. The other committees like College Planning and Development Council (CPDC) and Staff Council also help in this direction. The good governance committee monitors proper running of teaching work and to maintain discipline among teaching and non-teaching members. The CPDC also makes a number of recommendations to improve infrastructure facilities. Other Committees are alumni association, purchase committee, admission committee, examination cell, etc. The academic calendar framed by the Osmania University is implemented by this college. The college also forms a committee at the beginning of the year to ensure effective implementation of the academic programmes and to review the academic calendar. The cultural and activities and the opportunities for participation in extension activities seem to help the college in evolving as a well balanced institution of learning. Various committees are constituted to monitor activities like time table, student-welfare, literary activities, NSS activities, Faculty form, examinations, sports and games, etc.,
The permanent faculty selection is made by the govt. through Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission. The teachers are eligible to transfer to various colleges run by the Govt. and the transfer process purely rest with the Govt. The peer team observes that only a small percentage of teachers avail orientation and refresher courses, seminars and workshops. The college may ensure more teachers to participate in these activities.
The peer team also feels that attention has to be paid to reduce the appointment of part-time and temporary teachers.
The budget of the college is based on Government grant, UGC and fee from self-financing courses. The college has "Employees Co-operative Credit Society" which extends Loans for education, marriage, housing, purchase of vehicle etc., There is a recurring deposit scheme for the employees. There is a student discipline committee which takes care of monitoring discipline in the campus. Citizen character of the department of collegiate education is implemented in this college to provide awareness and quality of service to students, parents, staff and others.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The peer team identifies the following features, which may enhance academic ambience of the college.
The lead status of this college in the Osmania University area.
The mechanism for maintaining quality in academic and administration.
Admission of students adhering to the reservation policy of the Government.
The Principal and the teaching staff work collectively not only to improve the quality of education provided to students but also for overall development of the personality of the students.
The duties and functions of performance Indicator's committee
Equal importance given to run both conventional and non-conventional courses.
Adherence of Academic plans prepared in advance which improve the academic standards of the college.
The college supplements regular teaching by providing Audio-Video systems to make teaching more effective.
The Strategic plan of the college in regard to time table, annual academic and action plans, tests, performance indicators etc.,
The collective decision making and team work.
The duties of staff council.
Encouragement given to students to participate in competitions organized by different institutions and organizations of the state as well as the university.
The role of college planning and developmental council in developmental activities.
The financial aid for students and teachers.
The dedication of students and staff to strive hard to reach greater heights of excellence in higher education.
The motivation of co-curricular and extra curricular activities to impart value based education.
The loan facilities available for staff through their cooperative society.
The MANA - TV channel facilities to supplement regular class room teaching.
Section 3: - Overall Analysis
The peer team after going through the self-study report submitted by the college and after its visits to various academic and physical facilities is satisfied by the progress of the Girraj Government College in fulfilling their aims and objectives of providing higher education to all deserving students of the socially, economically and educationally backward section of Nizamabad. This college has earned the reputation of the lead college for imparting quality education with sense of discipline to the students.
The peer team observes a number of unique features of this college, which enable quality assurance and wishes to place on record its appreciation. Also, the peer team would like to bring to the attention of the college certain concerns for its consideration.
The peer team would like to commend the college for the following aspects :
Encouragement and support given by the government to all the academic activities of the college.
Dedication and commitment of the Principal, teaching and non-teaching staff of the college.
There is an effective leadership including good human relationship between the Principal, and staff with students and parents which has resulted in efficient team work for overall development of the college.
The healthy teacher-student-parent relationship on the one hand and the opportunities for students to involve themselves in socially purposeful activities, on the other, have resulted in an atmosphere where student discipline doesn't seem to arise as a special problem.
Effective planning and co-ordination.
Financial facilities to students through various scholarships and staff through various loans.
Effective improvements in teaching learning and evaluation methods through MANA TV educational channel of the government.
Keeping in view of the affliated nature of the college, the peer team would suggest the following to the college to consider :
To identify specific objectives and make strategic plans to train students to cope up with the present day globalization, liberalization and information technology.
The college may initiate plans to offer B.Sc in Bio chemistry, MBA, MCA, MSc in Physics and Bioinformatics, and MA in Telugu and MSW through self-financing scheme.
Computerization of Administration, Evaluation and examination work may be further strengthened. The entire data of the college may be maintained through electronic media.
The physical facilities in the library require important, the library may acquire Journals through electronic mail because of the cost involved in acquiring hard copies of the journals. They may add some more latest books to the library. They may also acquire Journals published by the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) New Delhi, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore and National Academy of Science, Allahabad.
Motivate the staff to concentrate on acquiring M.Phil/Ph.D. and continue research work after their Ph.D., encourage them to submit research projects to different grant giving agencies and also publish some of their research work in reputed journals/periodicals.
Formal mechanism for utilizing the collected feedback from students on various aspects of their learning experience at the departmental level may be initiated.
The college may initiate to offer bridge courses, establish a formal grievance redressel cell and career guidance bureau.
The college may explore the possibility of starting Ladies Hostel facility for the benefit of girl students.
The assessment of teachers by students may be used to identify teachers for the 'Best Teachers Award' every year. Similarly, the college may institute a set of Best Students Awards, in addition to the award given by Girrajmalgi Foundation.
Research and Consultancy by the teaching staff may be encouraged by giving suitable incentives.
The college may think of giving an opportunity to students to make inter-disciplinary subjects.
The college may further strengthen Alumni and the Parent-Teacher Association.
More students may be encouraged to appear for competitive examinations (like UPSC Civil Service, UGC-CSIR NET, State Level Competitive Examinations etc.)
The college may try to establish linkages with local industries and labs.
The Govt. may think of appointing more well qualified staff to teach self-financing courses.
Government may think of ways of strengthening staff structure and infrastructural facilities.
The peer team would like to thank the Management, Principal, teaching and non-teaching staff, the students, Alumni and the parents for the co-operation extended by them to the team in the successful completion of this exercise of Assessment of the college.
Prof. N.Rudraiah, Chairman
Prof. A. Balasubramanian, Member
Prof. K. Meena , Member
Prof. A. Surya Prakash
Date: January 28, 2004
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