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Smt Addepalli Mahalakshmi Devi College of Education for Women, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
Address:West side of danavaipeta park
Post Office : Danavaipeta
Rajahmundry (District East Godavari)
Andhra Pradesh, IndiaPin Code : 533103
Smt Addepalli Mahalakshmi Devi College of Education for Women, Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Private Unaided. Smt Addepalli Mahalakshmi Devi College of Education for Women, Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh is managed by Society: The Mahalakshmi Devi Education Society, Rajahmundry. Smt Addepalli Mahalakshmi Devi College of Education for Women, Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 2002.
Smt Addepalli Mahalakshmi Devi College of Education for Women is situated in Rajahmundry of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Rajahmundry comes under Rajahmundry Tehsil, East Godavari District.
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Approval details: Smt Addepalli Mahalakshmi Devi College of Education for Women is affiliated with Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)
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Date of Submission : 04/08/2010, Wednesday 7:41 PM
Teacher Education Institution Registration Details
Reference ID : SAPEGVIN-4300
TAN. No :
NACC Accredited : Yes
--NCTE NACC Grade : B
--Year of NACC Accredation : 2007
Minority : No
--Minorty Type : NA
--Religion : NA
--Language : NA
Location college/institution : Urban
Located in : comercial_complex
Building Type : Its own campus
Total Area(Sq.Mts.) : 3500
Total Built up Area(Sq.Mts.) : 3500
Nature of land holding : Ownership
Type of Land(Lease) : Private
Construction completed Date : 07/04/1988
Shared Campus Area :
Campus shared by : By Registration
Khasra No./Plot No./Survey No. : 46.13.12
Revenue Village of the land : Rajahmundry
Land is free from all encumbrances ? : Yes
Type of college/institution : Women's college
Management of the college/institution : Self financed institution(Private)
Management of college/Institute : NA
Institution or its Managing society/body registered ? : Yes
Registration Act : 155 of 1979
No. of Non Teaching Staff(Male) : 4
No. of Non Teaching Staff(Female) : 4
No. of Non Teaching Staff(Total) : 8
Area of Reading Room(Sq.Mts.) : 1000
Seating Capacity : 75
Titles of Teacher Education(Library) : 1200
Books of Teacher Education : 7900
No.of Journals : 300
No of Encyclopedias(Library) : 350
Area of Lab : 1000
No of Computers : 30
Internet Access ? : Yes
LAN : Yes
Availability of LCD Projector : Yes
Availability of OHP : Yes
Availability of TV : Yes
Availability of VCR : Yes
Name of Experiment(Psycho Lab) :
Teacher Attitudes Scale EIR, Non and Verbal Intelligence test TATB, Retroactive inhibition Test, Personality inventory test, Eysenck personality inventory test and key
Name of Appratus(Psycho Lab) :
Attitude scale towards teaching profession, Educational Interest Record, NVGIT (English version), Teaching Aptitude Test Battery, Retroactive inhibition, The adjustment inventory, Maze learning machine, counter and stop watch, Span of attention
Area of science Lab : 1000
Physical Science Name Experiment :
Tuning Fork experiment for velocity of sound, Measurement of length of metallic cylinder by vernier caliperse., Caliculating the radius ,diameter with screwgauge., Measurement of electricity with gold leaf electroscopes, Measurement of acceleration due to gravity through Simple Pendulum, Drawing magnetic Lines of force through magnets, Measurement of Heat, Light passage experiment through different lenses., Leden jar experiment
Name of Charts(Physical Science) :
Periodic table chart, Preparation of oxygen chart, Petroleum extraction chart, Cabon and its forms, Phosphorous elements chart, Nitrogen and its elements chart, Electrolysis of water chart
Name Experiment(Biological Science) :
Hydrilla plant experiment, Light screen experiment, Root pressure experiment, Iodine experiment, Thistle funnel experiment for osmosis, Sent bottle experiment for diffusion, Aerobic respiration experiment, Beljar experiment for transpiration
Name Charts(Biological Science) :
Plant life cycle, Human kidney, Human skin and excretory organ, Human eye internal structure, Mitosis cell cycle, Meiosis cell cycle, Plant cell structure, Animal cell structure, Silk worm life cycle, Frog life history chart, Human Kidney, Life history of house fly, Respiratory system, Human heart, Digestive system, Nerve system
Name Model(Biological Science) :
Human brain, Dicot system t-s, Structure of bones, Blood circulatory system, DNA, Frog dissection, Monocot stem, Life history of mousquito ,Lh frog, Leaf stomata, Dicot flower, Leaf anatomy, The human body, Flower and inflorescences
Area of Lab(Language Lab) : 1000
Name of Equipments(Language Lab) :
Phonetics, Accent, Listening and Speaking, Tape Recorder, DVD Players, TV,, Computer, CDs, DVDs, Cassetts
Name of Charts(Language Lab) :
Phonetic symbols, Vowels and Consonants, Substitution Charts
Indoor Game Area : 1000
Indoor Game(D.Ed/B.Ed./M.Ed.courses) :
Chess, Carroms, Table Tennis, Chinese Chekkar
Outdoor Games(D.Ed/B.Ed./M.Ed.courses) :
Throw Ball, Badmintion, kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Shuttle, Tennis Koit, Volley Ball
Area of Outdoor Games : 2000
Name and No. of Instruments(arts and carfts) :
Veena-1, Tabala-1, Hormony-1, Drums-1
Name Charts(arts and carfts) :
Maps, Paintings, Potraits
Name of Models(arts and carfts) :
Building, Handi Crafts, Thormocol Models, Dioramas, Embosing Toys
Name of Instruments(Health and Physical...) :
Nets, Balls, Cocks, Thread Mill, Cycle, Rowing Cycle,, Fitness Machine
No of Instruments(Health and Physical... ) :
Nutrition, Game Rules and Regulations, Yogasanas Chart
Name Charts(Mathematics Resource Center) :
Models Scientist Photos, Calenders, Logarithms Charts, Trignomentry Charts, Sieve of Eratorthoms, Mathematical tables
Name Model(Mathematics Resource Center) :
Geomentry boxes, Gyro board, Panel board, Abacus, calculator, campus, Graph board, 2D, 3D, Geometry Models, Stop Clock
Name of Instruments (Anatomy,Physiology... ) : nil
Name of Charts (Anatomy,Physiology ...) : nil
Name of Equipments(Atheletic Care) : nil
Name of Charts(Atheletic Care) : nil
Name and No. of Instrumernts(Cultural Facility) : nil
Name and No. of Instruments(Athletics) : nil
Size of Track(Athletics) : nil
Indoor Games(C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.courses) : nil
Indoor Game[Area](C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.courses) : nil
Outdoor Games(C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.courses) : nil
Area of Alloted Outdoor Games : nil
Gym Facility for Women : Yes
Area of Men Gym(sq.Mts.) : 0
No of Stnations(men) : 0
Area of Women Gym : 1000
No of Stnations(women) : 10
Mode of Salary : Cheque
Salary Transfer(Faculty) : Lumpsum
Account Details of Bank (Salary) : 32210028094
Date of Opening of Bank A/c : 01/01/2004
Opening Balance : 10000
Fees : 2800000
Donation : 0
MISC : 0
Total Amount Receipts : 2810000
Expenditure Teacher Salary : 2400000
Expenditure Non Teacher Salary : 400000
Expenditure Library : 0
Expenditure Laboratory : 0
Expenditure Furniture : 0
Expenditure Misc : 0
Total Expenditure : 2800000
Balance of Funds Available During Year : 10000
Name of Auditor/CA : M/s Bhashar Ram Associates
Address of Auditor/CA : Rajahnmundry
Phone NO. : 9849130006
Teaching Faculty Details
Teacher id Designation
sapegvte-23913 Lecturer in Library Science
sapegvte-23926 Lecturer in Biological Science
sapegvte-23928 Lecturer in Philosophy
sapegvte-23914 Lecturer in Computer Education
sapegvte-23922 Lecturer in Biological Science
sapegvte-23911 Lecturer in Physical education
sapegvte-23924 Lecturer in Physical Science
sapegvte-23931 Lecturer in Education
sapegvte-23923 Lecturer in Physical Science
Composition of Society/Trust
t.anatha babu himayatnagar, hyderabad
a.sridhar lakshman Rajahmundry
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NAAC report of Smt Addepalli Mahalakshmi Devi College of Education for WomenIntroduction
Smt Addepalli Mahalakshmi Devi College of Education for Women (AMDCE) was founded in 1977 to train quality women teachers. Starting as a 'Kishore Vihar' for three children in 1923, it grew into a flourishing high school with more than a thousand students in 1972. The college was started especially to supply quality teachers, especially women teachers, for schools for which there were no facilities at the time. So far 5000 students have graduated from the institution. It is an urban college functioning from its own four-storied building with a land area of 1475 Sq Yds. Located in the heart of Rajahmundry city, the College is affiliated to Andhra University and recognized by UGC under 2F and 12B. The College which was an aided institution was changed into a self-financing womens college in 2003-04. It is recognized by the NCTE for an annual intake of 200 students for the 1 year B.Ed degree vide Code APS004268 F.SRO/NCTE/AP?B.Ed/A1/2004-2005/1505 dated 21-06-2005. The college has also acquired recognition for the D.Ed course from the NCTE with an intake of 50 students. The number of teachers is 16 including the principal with student-teacher ratio of 12:1. In addition, there is a physical director, librarian, computer instructor and a part time music teacher. The number of non-teaching staff is 8. The college has separate accommodation for various laboratories, seminar hall and classrooms with independent desks and chairs for students. It has a library with 8000 holdings, language laboratory, computers, LCD projector and other ET equipment and GYM equipment. The main source of funding is fees which amounted to Rs 23, 88,000 last year. The unit cost of the programme (2005-6) is Rs. 11288.14 including the salary component.
Criteria - Indicator-wise Analysis
Curriculum Design and Planning
The College was started especially to train women teachers with the mission Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya emphasizing systematic observation, study, reflection, practical experience, experimentation and extension. Its training objectives are: meaningful life skill and lifelong learning, intellectual and communication skills, value orientation, rigorous training in teaching practice and quality sustenance.
Being an affiliated college of the university, the college follows the common core B.Ed curriculum developed by the A.P. State Council of Higher Education for various units of A.P. 'Personality Development' and 'Communicative English' have been added as a new paper by way of curriculum revision.
Some modifications are made to suit local needs by the university. To reflect global trends in teacher education the college is implementing the 'Intel Teach to the Future'. The system of examination has also been modified by the university.
The B.Ed. programme is offered in Telugu medium. Students coming from English medium background are allowed to do their practice teaching and internship in the English medium schools and also write the theory examinations in English. 6 methods electives are offered - Physical sciences, Mathematics, Biological sciences, Social studies, English, Telugu - of which the students are to choose 2. The B.Ed curriculum has 50% of theory and 40% of practice teaching and 10% practicum.
The curriculum reflects thrust on environment, value education and ICT. Under the overnment 'clean and green' programme student teachers are given practical guidelines to 'green rating' of schools. Values are emphasized through the daily routine of the college as well as through the curriculum. For spiritual and moral development universal prayer service, seminars on religious and value education and retreats are organized.
For teaching English methods and communication skills technological tools (language laboratory) are made use of. Training is provided in producing craft and aesthetic products, teaching models and improvised apparatus under SUPW. The principal is an accomplished teacher of SUPW. For developing intellectual skills discussion, seminars are organized. Originality in preparing teaching aids, modern communication technology and recent trends in evaluation are also taught.
To develop social skills, and as part of community service, the college organizes visits to the special school - Tagore Hariprasad Institution for Mentally Handicapped. Each student is also expected to enroll 2 dropouts in school and make 2 adult illiterates literate. A well equipped GYM is provided for physical education. Activities are also organized for aesthetic development.
For the effective implementation of the curriculum, an annual plan (academic calendar) according to the syllabus is prepared at the beginning of the year. The college follows the highly structured academic schedule prescribed by the university for all colleges which limits the space for local innovations. Computers are used for admission and assessment process. It is desirable that the entire academic planning is done cooperatively by the college team and others concerned in a participatory manner. Teachers maintain diary and notes of their work. It is necessary that instructional planning is done systematically by the faculty in the form of course outlines / teaching plans.
Mid-term review is conducted in the form of student appraisal of teachers performance through questionnaire and rating scale. The institution also obtains informal feedback from the practicing school heads and teachers. The college has to see that the feedback on the academic activities feed into periodic curriculum renewal and development process. The IQAC set up in the college may address the issue of monitoring, feedback and follow-up in a systematic and comprehensive manner and put a suitable mechanism in place.
Curriculum Transaction and Evaluation
Students are selected for admission through common entrance test conducted by the AP State Council of Higher Education and Government of AP. To be eligible for the CET the candidate has to secure a minimum of 50% at the degree level. Admission is based on merit. As per government policy, 15% of seats are given to the management.
The number of students admitted in 2005-6 was 200 of which 148 belonged to the reserved category and the rest to 'open'. The highest and lowest percentage of marks at the qualifying examination of the admitted students was 84% and 41%. The student body is quite heterogeneous. The total teaching days in 2005-06 were 180 (excluding admission and examination periods).
The institution provides clear information to students about admission and completion requirements of the programme, financial aid and support services, fee structure and refund policies etc.
The college organizes special classes in communicative skills in English for those who come from Telugu medium background. Guidance in the use of library and reference and note taking is given to all students. Under the mentor system 12 students are assigned to each faculty member for providing them academic and personal guidance. Students are also engaged in tutorial / computer lab work, English communication classes, examination preparation and study skills and remedial sessions related to practice teaching.
For general courses in education, students are divided into two batches- Science and Mathematics and other subjects. The batches have 90 and 110 students each. The methods classes (except mathematics) are comparatively smaller in size and provide opportunities to engage students in active learning through discussions, demonstrations, laboratory work, student projects and student presentations. Suitable reorganization of classes to provide for participatory learning needs to be done.
The instructional approaches and learning experiences provided across the curriculum are comprehensive - lab experience, case history, preparation and use of teaching aids, working with computer, individual and group activities, visits to learning sites, role play, language drills.
Teaching practice is done as per university prescription - 5 micro and 20 macro lessons in each methodology. The teachers give demonstration lessons for five days after introducing theory related to practice teaching. The number of pre-practice teaching days is 10. School experience is provided through internship of 21 days in local schools. The student has to complete 15 lessons in each subject and conduct a unit test in the methodology subjects. The college has 18 practicing schools to which the students are assigned. The team visited N.K.V Aided high school, S.K.V.T High School and Shade School which are associated with the practice teaching and internship programme of the college. Teaching plans are prepared under the guidance of methodology teachers. The school staff is consulted before the lessons are taught. The concerned faculty corrects the plans, give feedback and supervise the lessons which are observed by peers. The feedback is given on the spot.
Evaluation is continuous through the course. It is 100% external as per university prescription. Students are made known of the evaluation scheme at the beginning of the academic session. The college conducts regular internal assessment and unit tests and mid-term and pre-final examinations for both theory and practicals. 2 sessional tests and 5 assignments are held for each paper. The evaluation is moderated by the university appointed moderation board. Students are kept informed of their performance at the unit /mid-term / pre-final examinations to know their status and take appropriate remedial follow-up.
The institution provides access to ICT; it has computers, internet, courseware, audio video resources and teaching aids. It has ICT enabled courses and computer education is offered as a compulsory subject with an attached final practical examination and project. Students use computers for lesson plans and some for teaching also.
Research, Development and Extension
There is provision for teachers to do research - study leave and adjustment in teaching schedule and secretarial support. Only a few staff, however, has participated in professional development workshops that too over long intervals. It is desirable that the faculty members make use of the UGC academic staff college programmes for updating their knowledge and enhance their profile. The college also may organize relevant professional seminars, workshops involving teacher educators.
Apart from faculty research, the institution has to initiate staff and students in action research (even if there is no syllabus provision). The College could build on the syllabus provision of 'case histories / studies' and encourage action research among staff and students on a wide range of problems faced by teachers and schools. It is important to impart a research dimension to the activities in the college and create a research climate.
The institution has developed instructional materials mostly related to computer projects like OHP sheets. There is scope for development of materials of different kinds like teaching modules, unit plans and unit tests, learning projects, textual materials, activities guide - print and non-print - in a wide range of subject areas and the faculty may address this task.
Engagement with the local community is limited to occasional social work, adult education and literacy, blood donation, Aids awareness and environmental awareness.
A staff member is given additional charge of extension. The team visited Relli Peta, a slum area with 300 houses where the college has conducted an adult education programme for slum dwellers. Classes are conducted in the evening by 2 students of the college in literacy, child care, health, hygiene, nutrition. 15-20 adults attend the classes. They are provided slates, pencils and other needed material. The programme was carried out with the active involvement of the principal.
Such forays into community should not remain one-time. Extension work could be made more enduring and continuous by taking it up in a planned and systematic way with an annual action plan involving both the staff and students in any identified area of work like literacy, primary education, health and environment, infrastructures, education of the disabled. Ideally community engagement experiences should also feed into the regular curriculum and make it more relevant and enriching.
The college has 18 practice teaching schools. The relationship with them should go beyond practice teaching. Teachers expressed the view that a conference of all cooperating teachers must be held before the commencement of the activity. Interaction with the school teachers should be a continuous affair with the school teachers participating in college activities and college teachers participating in school activities.
The college could strengthen its links with the community and the schools with the help of regular conduct of a variety of activities of common interest for the benefit of schools and the community and its own benefit. This would help in networking the three institutions.
Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College functions from a building with a built-up area of 19822 sq ft. The instructional space is spread over three floors. Within this, accommodation is made for: 4 classrooms, methods laboratories, library, and separate staff rooms for men and women staff, auditorium cum seminar hall, hostel and gym.
The facilities are optimally utilized; they are made available to other institutions of the parent society or university as per need. Toilets, dustbins and fresh drinking water are provided. The hostel mess is also hygienically maintained with clean dining tables and protected water. A fully equipped gymnasium is available for physical education with a qualified lady physical director.
The college has methods lab, psychology lab, science labs, ET lab and workshop for preparing teaching aids. The management provides funds to enhance the facilities and for maintenance of the equipment. There is a general hall which is used as a multipurpose hall; it is equipped with adequate furniture, a stage and public address system and facility to use LCD projector. The classrooms are equipped for use of modern technology: LCD, OHP, CDs etc
The institution has 16 teachers on staff excluding the principal. There are 3 supporting staff (library, computer, physical education) in addition to a part-time music teacher. The principal of the college holds a Ph.D; she also is the recipient of several awards and honours. 6 of them are PG degree holders in science. Faculty time is fully occupied with teaching and work related to teaching practice and project. Each faculty is also in charge of 12 students for their overall guidance. For skill sharing across institutions the college allows faculty to give guest lectures in other colleges. The faculty is also involved in teaching B.Ed. distance education courses of Padmavathi and Bhoj universities.
The institution has adequate library facility with easy access for all its constituencies. The library has a qualified librarian. The library has nearly 8000 books (401 text books and 1004 reference books and 500 back volumes of journals) and subscribes to 23 journals. The library has SOUL software also. It has photo copying and internet facilities. The library is being computerized. The college spent Rs 90534 /- in 2004-5 and added 896 books. The library works for 238 days in a year from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on working days. There is a book bank facility for SC/ST students. There is a library committee (which has a student representative) to review library resources for adequate access, relevance and acquisition of books. New arrivals to the library are notified to the users by the library committee. The library has 1500 sq ft carpet area; the reading room accommodates 60 students at a time.
AMDCE has 18 computers, printers and accessories. It has OHP, LCD projector, slide and film projectors, films and CDs. The facilities are shared with the local colleges and schools and IASE. The computer lab follows the working hours of the college. The students work in the lab in batches and even out of working hours. The students have access to software like Intel Teach to the Future, CDs for support of project work and MS Encarta. There is technical staff to support the computer services.
Student Support and Progression
AMDCE has a mentoring system under which each staff member has 12 students under care. The mentor monitors the overall progress of the students: attendance, preparation of special projects, teaching practice and internship, participation in co-curricular activities. The mentor also provides personal and academic guidance to help students solve their problems. Intel Teach to the Future training offered to the mentors helped them to guide students in using computer technology in the preparation of lesson plans.
The institution offers academic and professional advice to students at the commencement of the programme. For choice of methodology a mock test (to assess the preparedness of the student) is given during orientation and appropriate follow-up action is taken. There are hardly any drop outs as B.Ed. is a much sought after professional course. The results of the institution during the last three years are 96%, 99% and 100%. The percentage of First Division passes was 46, 58 and 52 and Third Division passes 15, 7 and 16. Student progression, overall, is very good.
The College has several support services for students. There is a scheme of fee concession; in 2004-5, 54 students (SC 29, ST 3 and BC 22) were given the concession. There is also hostel facility which is availed by 60 students. There are in-door sports facilities, rest rooms. The institution has its own web site which is updated bi-monthly. It publishes its updated handbook annually. The handbook provides full information regarding the institution and its mission, facilities, admission, academic calendar, staff, courses, scheme of instruction and examination and discipline. A suggestion and complaint box is kept in the institution for students. The Correspondent receives feedback from students for the growth and development of the institution
There is an elected students council as well as an alumni association (started in 2004). The students council participates in the academic as well as administrative affairs of the college along with the principal and staff. Each faculty (subject) has student secretaries. There are also secretaries for culture, library, sports and hostel. Students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities and in the conduct of various college activities.(from its inception)
There is a placement cell. Last year 20 students got employment through the cell. On an average it is found that 20% of students go for higher studies and 80% choose teaching as career. Most of the students are absorbed by the nearby schools and colleges in view of the reputation of the college. Secretarial and financial support is provided by the institution for the placement cell.
Organization and Management
The college has established Internal Quality Assurance Cell in Sept 2006. Its stated functions are development of quality benchmarks for various college activities, dissemination of information on quality aspects, organization of seminars etc and monitoring quality measures of the college. The Cell has held two meetings so far.
The quality of teaching staff is evaluated by the principal using a 'snap shot appraisal', surprise checks The teaching notes and diaries are checked and countersigned by the principal; the principal also conducts periodic observation of teaching. Student evaluation of teachers also provides a useful input from the student perspective. In place of this practice, a more systematic approach for evaluation of faculty performance that is objective, participatory, transparent and comprehensive may be adopted.
The principal is the overall authority for all the academic activities. The secretary and correspondent visit the college regularly to review all the activities. The college Governing Body, principal and senior faculty participate in the administration of the institution. Staff meetings are held regularly (once in a month) and responsibilities are clearly defined for all the staff members. There are committees for library, hostel, co-curricular activities and sports all headed by the principal and having 2 staff members.
The quality of administration and financial management is monitored by the management and the principal.
As regards academic planning and management, the college has to follow the common
plan prepared by the university for adoption in all colleges. Some slight modifications are made to suit the college calendar. To improve and better plan the quality of educational provisions, it is desirable that the IASE and local schools are also actively involved. It is also desirable that the institution puts an MIS in place to make available all academic and administrative data for making management decisions.
The College has adequate human resources - it has a faculty team of 16 and adequate technical and support staff. The staff is given separate rooms with appropriate furniture and facilities. There are a few faculty members whose profile needs to be upgraded immediately to fulfill the minimum qualification requirements. In addition to invited lectures, the College also has to initiate stronger measures of capacity building. The college should ensure participation of staff in professional development programmes through sponsorship and not just leave the decision to participate to staff. There should also be a more regular and enduring arrangement (than a suggestion box) for addressing staff needs of information and grievance redressal.
AMDCE is an un-aided institution; its main sources of finance are student fees as prescribed by the government / university. It has allotted budgets for purchase and maintenance of computers, upgrading of laboratories and campus maintenance and upkeep. Last year an amount of Rs 52520, 16641 and 5661 respectively were spent on these items. More than 75% of the resources are spent on salaries. The accounts are audited by the auditor.
Appraisal, Suggestions and Recommendations
From its humble beginnings as a Kishore Vihar in 1923, AMDCE has today grown into a large, popular teacher education institution for women in the region with a teaching faculty of 20 and student strength of 200. The founding of the college was inspired by the desire to help the womens cause through training of quality women teachers. This motto of the college should continue to guide the college in its endeavors. Being an affiliated college of the university and in view of enforcement of a common core curriculum and implementation guidelines by the government the college, however, has to strive to improve its performance within the set framework. In addition to suggestions given in the criterion-wise analysis, the team makes the following recommendations
Since its founding the college is functioning in the same old building (which is a residential type of building) with additions and alterations to the old structure to accommodate the infrastructure requirements. The college needs a spacious building and campus of its own keeping in view its academic functions. It has to provide for ample space for location of hostel, playground, canteen, cooperative store etc. Action in this regard needs to be taken urgently. It is also necessary to upgrade the equipment in the methods laboratories
Faculty profile enhancement
The faculty profile of AMDCE has undergone a change with the college going self-financed; most of the staff has little teaching experience at the UG level. The institution has to enhance faculty profile and motivation through improving service conditions and implementing a faculty development plan on priority. It has to ensure that faculty development and career progression needs are identified systematically with reference to UGC / NCTE norms and in consultation with individual staff members. The staff development plan should indicate specialization areas that need strengthening (for example mathematics), resource institutions that may be approached for help and administrative and financial support to carry out the plan. It may seek UGC assistance to have the faculty trained through their academic staff college programmes.
Faculty performance evaluation
Faculty evaluation is done currently through 'snap shot' checking of teaching diaries by the principal and offering suggestions thereon. It is desired that a more systematic approach for evaluation of faculty performance that is objective, participatory, transparent and comprehensive (evaluation should cover teaching, research, extension, curriculum development, participation in cocurricular activities) may be adopted. Model formats of such evaluation are made available by the UGC and even some state governments. Inputs from self-evaluation, student evaluation of teachers and outside expert evaluation will also help in arriving at a complete picture of faculty performance. The college IQAC should address this issue and evolve suitable methodologies of quality assurance of academic programmes.
Systematic feedback and follow-up
The college obtains feedback from students, school teachers and college faculty on different occasions but this is done in an ad hoc, piecemeal, informal manner. As the college has set up its IQAC the issue of obtaining feedback on different aspects of college functioning from different stakeholders and taking appropriate follow-up action must be approached in a more systematic and integrated manner. This calls for putting in place a suitable monitoring mechanism that continuously tracks the progress of academic programmes as well as developmental and administrative functions of the college against time schedules and objectives.
The existing practice with regard to practice teaching and internship needs to be improved through: proper use of appropriate technology (audio-video feedback for micro teaching, demonstrations of best practices through video, films, power point presentations), organization of pre-internship and post-internship conferences of cooperating teachers and greater involvement of cooperating teachers
Teaching general classes
For teaching general subjects the students are divided into two sections; science and maths and others. The class size is as large as 110 students. This is not conducive for interactive and participatory teaching. The students may be divided into four instead of two sections.
Increasing contact with community and schools
The colleges contact with its schools and the community needs to be strengthened to make it a functioning network. It may think of identifying a 'lab area' (a village or habitation or a cluster of schools) with which it can work continuously over a long period.
It is important to impart a research dimension to the college activities and create a research climate. Staff and students may carry out action research on a number of problems related to improvement of teaching, evaluation and other classroom processes. The existing syllabus provision of 'case histories' may be extended to carrying out action research projects The institution should also encourage institution-based, in-house research that is purposive and feeds into the improvement of institutional policies and practices relating to teaching, evaluation, and practice teaching and so on.
Imparting gender specificity to the programme
As AMDCE is a mahila college it is desirable that its curricular programmes and transaction strategies exude a deep gender concern. The college may think in the direction of introducing / innovating new modular programmes of teacher education - short term and long term - adaptation of courses, offering a wider range of electives, additional activities / courses that address specific problems of girls and womens education. It may get the necessary guidance in this regard from the affiliating university, womens forums, womens universities, womens studies departments and national bodies like UGC and NCERT. The college also, in the meanwhile, may impart a gender perspective to transaction of the existing curriculum.
The Peer Team appreciates the support and care extended by the College during the visit
Chairman & Coordinator
(K. Subbammal) Member
Dr. (Smt) Pudi Hemalatha
Smt. Addepalli Mahalakshmi Devi College of Education for Women
Summary: Smt Addepalli Mahalakshmi Devi College of Education for Women, Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh website, mobile, contact address and approval / recognition details.