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Kondapalli Thathi Reddy Womens College, Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh


Kondapalli Thathi Reddy Womens College, Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh
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Gudivada (District Krishna)
Andhra Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 521301

Kondapalli Thathi Reddy Womens College, Gudivada Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Private Aided Under Graduate Womens Colleges. Kondapalli Thathi Reddy Womens College, Gudivada Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 1970.

Principal of Kondapalli Thathi Reddy Womens College, Gudivada Andhra Pradesh is Smt. Vallabhaneni Sarada, Smt. K.B.Sujatha (Mobile 9440138588).

Kondapalli Thathi Reddy Womens College is situated in Gudivada of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Kondapalli Thathi Reddy Womens College, Gudivada Andhra Pradesh is 08674-245298.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Kondapalli Thathi Reddy Womens College, Gudivada Andhra Pradesh are 9949411592, 9441715102.

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Contact Details of Kondapalli Thathi Reddy Womens College, Gudivada Andhra Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-8674-244378, 242433, 248545

Smt. N. Dhaneswari
Sri V. Satyanarayana
Co-ordinator: Smt. K. Vijaya Laxmi (Mobile 9030436923)
Office Asst:Sri V. Satyanarayana (Mobile 9493488797)


Kondapalli Thathi Reddy Womens College, Gudivada Andhra Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).

Approval details: Kondapalli Thathi Reddy Womens College is affiliated with Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), Guntur (Andhra Pradesh)

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K.T.R. Women's College, Gudivada Krishna, Andhra Pradesh
Address: Kondapalli Thathi Reddy Women's College
Pin 521 301.
Krishna District
State: Andhra Pradesh
Telephone Number: 08674 244378
Email: NA
Website: NA
University: Acharya Nagarjuna University

Section 1. Introduction
KTR Women's College was established in 1970 by Shri Kandapalli Brahmanand Reddy, a philanthropist and a prominent citizen of the region , in the name of his fa¬ther Sri Kandapalli Thathi Reddy(KTR) . He is the chief donor for the establishment of the College. The idea of starting a Women's college was mooted and activated by prominent citizens of the locality with their generous donations, with a view to provide the benifit of higher education to women, especially coming from eco¬nomically and socially back ward section of the society in rural areas.

The College is located on 11 acres of land in a semi-urban area. It belongs to grant-in-aid institutional category, it has been recognized by UGC since 1971 under 2f status. It has Faculty of Arts comprising of the departments of English, Hindi, Telugu, History, Political Science and Economics; Faculty of Science consisting of the departments of Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics and Computer Science and the Faculty of Commerce constituting Commerce department. The Col¬lege has a department of Physical Education without any teaching programme. The College offers 09 Under Graduate (UG) and 01 Post Graduate (PG) programmes. Out of them 02 UG and 01 PG are self- financing in nature.

At present there are 29 permanent and 20 part-time teachers working in the Col¬lege. Out of these teachers only two are Ph.D and 05 M.Phil and the rest are PG degree holders. The College has 35 supporting staff 11 of which are administrative, 04 technical and 10 auxiliary staff.

The student enrolment in the year 2004-2005 is 508 including 135 from self-financing courses. Out of the total student strength of 508, 117 are S.C, 3 are S.T. and 222 are B.C. The performance of the stu¬dents in Arts and Commerce faculty is satisfactory with success rate of 86 % and 82% respectively in the University examination of 2003-2004. The rate is meager 48% for the students in Science faculty. The unit cost of college education is Rs. 19,523/- which comes down to Rs.2831/- without salary component.

The College is equipped with adequate infrastructure facilities like college build¬ing, classrooms, library, laboratories, computer lab, canteen, vehicle parking, gymnasium, botanical garden, rural technology park, auditorium, co-operative credit society, indoor stadium, play grounds, N.C.C. and N.S.S. units and a guest room.

The KTR Women's College, Gudivada has volunteered to be assessed and accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and submitted its Self-Study Report to this National Agency. NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof. (Mrs.) Mamata Satapathy as Chairperson, Dr.T.A.Shiware and Dr. N.S. Ashok Kumar as Members.

The peer team carefully perused and analyzed the self-study report submitted by the institution. During institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments and the facilities, and interacted with the various committees. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were visited. The peer team also interacted at length with the Governing Body, Head of the institution, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the institution. Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the peer team has aimed at the assessment of the institution including its commendable features as well as the issues of concern.

Section 2. Criterion-wise Analysis Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The KTR Women's college Gudivada, Krishna established in the year 1970 offers Under Graduate (UG) education in Arts, Science and Commerce leading to B.A, B.Sc and B.Com degree respectively. Initially courses in the six subjects, English, Hindi, Telugu, History, Economics and Political Science, in Arts faculty; three subjects Chemistry, Botany and Zoology in Science faculty and Commerce in Commerce faculty were offered. In 1986, two UG courses in Mathematics and Physics, and sub¬sequently in 1999 Computer Science and Statistics were offered. Most of the subject combinations for UG courses are available in Telugu medium, and only a few combi¬nations in science stream are available in English medium. In addition to regular UG programmes in conventional subjects, college started offering the two self-financing UG courses B.Com (computer), B.Sc (computer) in 2000 and 2001 respectively. In 2001, a job oriented course B.Com (tax procedures and practices) was introduced with the financial assistance from UGC. A self-financing Post Graduate (PG) course in Mathematics has been started in 2001. In addition to these degree courses, a cer¬tificate computer course on MS Office of three months duration has been introduced.
The College is affiliated to Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, and has to fol¬low the syllabi and curricula framed by the Board of Studies of the University. Five senior teachers of Telugu, Hindi, Political Science, Chemistry and Physics departments of the College are serving as members of the respective Board of Studies (BOS). The BOS revises the syllabi every three years. The curricula are generally of traditional in nature, and is yet to be modularly structured with a focus on multidisciplinary approach. The regulation of the University does not provide flexibility in time-frame and horizontal mobility. A reasonable number of subjects is available as elective options, however no subject is available as non-core options as per University regulation. The College takes about six months to introduce and imple¬ment a new course from the time it has been conceptualized which is quite reasonable.

The goal and mission of the College is to provide quality higher education to under privileged women students of the region and prepare them to face the challenges of modern life. Its professed aim to produce intellectually competent, morally upright and socially committed citizens of the country is laudable. This is partially fulfilled through curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular activities.

The Acharya Nagarjuna University deputes a three member affiliation commission to the College to assess its academic performance and grants affiliation to new courses, and renews the already existing course after proper examination and scrutiny. On 8th July 2004, such a commission visited the college and renewed the B.Sc M.P.C. (English Medium) and M.Sc (Mathematics) courses.

A mechanism to obtain feedback on academic and other activities of the College from academic peers and employers is yet to be developed. This is very much essential to maintain and improve the quality of education necessary to keep pace with the fast changing scenario in various fields.

Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The College grants admission to the students on the basis of their academic records, following the guidelines of Acharya Nagarjuna University. The Admission Committee interviews the students and offers counseling and help on the selection of subjects commensurate with their aptitude and skill. The admission to the PG course in Mathematics is given on the basis of the ranks obtained by the students in the Nagarjuna University Common Entrance Test (NUCET). The reservation policy of the State Government is strictly followed.

After the admission, the teachers assess the knowledge and skill of the students through monthly tests, practical records, project work, field work etc. Bridge/Remedial courses are offered to academically weaker SC/ST students using the grant received from the Government for the purpose. However to other academically weaker students special coaching is offered for a period of one month after admission in different departments after the college hours. There is no formal Enrichment courses for academically bright students, but they are encouraged to participate in seminars, project work, quiz and are often given prizes, awards etc.

The College follows annual system for its UG programmes and semester system for PG programme. From next year onwards, semester system will be adopted as per the University Guidelines. The syllabi are unitized and a month-wise teaching plan is drawn. A review meeting is held at the end of every month to monitor and implement the teaching plan as per schedule. Backlog portion of the syllabi are completed through extra classes. Every teacher maintains a teaching plain in diary and the Principal periodically checks and offers suggestions for further improvement. The teaching schedule is adhered to.

The usual classroom teaching is supplemented by seminars, group discussions, field trips, study tours etc. The use of charts, models, maps, videocassettes are also encouraged in teaching-learning system. The College may think of setting a media center to develop computer based teaching-learning packages as a central facility. Some Departments have started student seminar and project study report on topics of current interest. This will enhance their understanding of the subject as well as develop communica¬tion skill. It is good to note that some departments organize study tour to different Banks and Industrial Houses. This is a very useful component in teaching learning programme.

The College has presently 29 permanent, and 20 part-time teachers. The average workload of a teacher is about 20 hours per week. The full-time faculty takes about 75% of the classes. The College functions on an average of 220 working days, out of which 215 days are devoted to teaching.

Recruitment of the teachers is made strictly as per the rules and regulations laid down by the Government and the University. The teaching posts are advertised af¬ter obtaining permission from the Commissioner of Collegiate Education, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad. During the last two years, only two new teachers have been recruited. In case of urgency, the College can appoint part-time teachers on consolidated basis, for the benefit of the students.

The teachers of the College are encouraged to attend refresher courses, orien¬tation programmes conducted by the Academic Staff College of various universities and also seminars/conferences/ workshops organised by regional, national and in¬ternational organizations. During the last two years, one teacher has attended an international conference, and quite a number of teachers have attended national level seminars. Four teachers of the College have participated as resource persons. The College has organised a COHSSIP sponsored regional seminar on the 'Effect of Environmental Pollution on Ecological Balance' in December 2004 and a national symposium on "Human Rights Duties and Education" in October 2003.

The College follows the self-appraisal method as per UGC guidelines and direc¬tives of Commissionerate of College Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh to evaluate the per¬formance of the teachers in teaching, research and extension activities which are documented year wise for ready reference.

The College has adopted the Faculty Development Programme of UGC and en¬courages the teachers to avail it. Under this programme, so far, one teacher has got Ph.D and three teachers, M.Phil Degrees.

Some faculty members have received awards conferred by regional and national organizations.

In response to the clarion call of Dr. Abdul Kalam, President, Govt. of India, the College has started conducting classes on value based education every Saturday to inculcate moral values among the students, from this academic year.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The KTR Women's College being mainly an under graduate college, formal re¬search programmes leading to M.Phil and Ph.D degree are non-existent. Out of 29 permanent and 20 part-time teachers only two have Ph.D and five M.Phil qualification. However, the College encourages its faculty to pursue research under Faculty Improvement Programme (FIP) of UGC and grants study leave for this purpose. Some teachers carry out their research work on part-time basis during vacation. Neither the College is recognized as research center nor any of its teachers are recognized as a research guide. At present there are no research projects operating in the College. During the IX plan period, the College received financial assistance from UGC under COSSHIP and conducted one seminar. It is good to know that recently the College has formed a Research Committee to usher in a research culture among the faculty and encourage them to apply for minor or major research Projects. Two teachers of the college have applied for grants from UGC under Minor Research Project Scheme.

Since there is neither PG teaching (except Mathematics) nor any research pro¬gramme in the College, it is premature to expect a viable consultancy service to be set up by it which can earn significant revenue.

The extension activities and outreach programmes carried out by the College through various departments and its NSS and NCC units are quite impressive. The various extension activities are oriented towards community development, by way of health and hygiene awareness, aids awareness, environmental awareness, adult education and literacy drive etc. The NSS unit has adopted two nearby slum colonies and created this awareness among the slum dwellers. The department of Zoology provides latest information on aquaculture to the farmers. The Botany department has established a Nature Club through which it creates environmental awareness among the students of the college. The NCC and sports activity under the able leader ship of the Director of Physical Education is quite commendable. Some of the outreach programmes and extension activities of the College are carried out in collaboration with local municipality.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College campus built over an area of about 11 acres of land in semi-urban area consists of 43 classrooms, 18 laboratories, one computer room with Internet facility, a multipurpose hall with indoor stadium, li¬brary, health center, student waiting hall and canteen. In order to keep pace with the academic growth, the infrastructure is augmented from time to time. A plan of the augmentation is pre¬pared in advance by the Management, and then necessary financial provision is made through the grants from the UGC, College Development Fund, Government and Non-Government organizations and donations from philanthropic individuals. The College Management Committee provides manpower and finance to maintain the infrastructure.

The academic and physical facilities of the College are fully utilized for its own activities. Outside agencies are also allowed to use some of its facilities to conduct various competitive examinations, seminars, elections and other important activi¬ties. The College premises are also used to run the Distance Education Programme of Acharya Nagarjuna University. The College authority takes appropriate measures to keep the campus clean and green.

The library has 13920 books, and it subscribes to 37 periodicals and journals. It remains open from 9 AM to 5.30 P.M. on all working days. However during the month of February and March preceding the final examination, the library hour is extended up to 7 PM to help the students in their preparation. In the last two years the library has procured 830 UG level text books, 192 PG level text books and has subscribed to 37 journals at the cost Rs. 76,329/-, Rs. 32,241/- Rs.19,000/- respectively. The computerization of library services has been initiated recently. The library has reprographic facility for students and teachers. Book-Bank facilities are available only for SC/ST students. It is appreciated that each and every department of the College has departmental library for the benefit of the students and the faculty.

As such there is no central computer facility for the college. However, many departments have computers of their own. The Computer Science department has total of 18 computers with various configurations, soft wares, printers, modem, etc. It offers MS Office, a computer certificate course of three months duration to the students. The computers are maintained by, Annual Maintenance Contract. Only two part-time teachers are working in the Computer Science department.

A rural Technology park, with the provision of mushroom cultivation, vermiculture and bio fertilizers has been established by the college under the supervision of Botany and Zoology Departments. The college maintains a Botanical garden with medicinal plants and green house.

The College maintains a Health Centre hiring the service of a part-time lady doctor for conducting out patient checkup fortnightly from 12.30 PM to 1.30 P.M on all work¬ing days.

The College has two play grounds with facilities for outdoor games and an indoor stadium equipped with table tennis, shuttle, caroms, chess, etc. The College has a multi-gym facility with necessary equipment. The director of the department of Physical Education is in charge of sports and games of the College who organizes various sports events through out the year. Outstanding sports women of the College are given incentives in terms of cash awards, medals, prizes and tracksuits. Some students have represented the college at the University, State and National level Tournaments and have brought laurels to the College.

Hostel facility for outstation students, especially for P.G. students are available in the vicinity. A Yoga and meditation center has been started this year for the all-round person¬ality and spiritual development of the students.

Criterion V. Student Support and Progression
Analysis of the data of two batches of students furnished in the Self Study Report shows that 83% and 85% of the students appeared in the final examination after completion of minimum period of study amounting to drop out rates 17% and 15% respectively. The pass percentage has been 77% and 75%, out of which 21% and
26% obtained first division respectively. Considering the low cut off mark of 35% for admission at the entry level, the pass percentage at the exit level is satisfactory. It is observed that if we separate the data for Arts, Science and Commerce disciplines the pass percentage for science is below 50%, may be due to the change of the medium of instructions from Telugu to English. So the College may take appropriate measures to increase the success rate for science students. Since most of the subjects taught as regular courses are traditional, there is little job opportunity for students graduating with these subjects. However, the job prospect of the two UG self-financing courses is good.

The College publishes annually updated prospectus containing detailed informa¬tion about the courses offered by it. It also publishes the College Calendar containing the history of the College, rules and regulations of admission, information about the library, computer center, scholarships, NCC and NSS activities etc. The College also publishes an annual college magazine.

Various types of scholarships and financial aids are available to the students in the form of central and state government merit, merit cum means scholarship. There is also special scholarship for SC/ST backward and minority students from the Gov¬ernment. Further financial assistance and prizes sponsored by private donors are also available. In all, 525 and 321 students availed such financial assistance in the year 2002-03 and 2003-04 respectively.

The College has recently instituted a career guidance and employment cell called 'Pragathi' under the active guidance of faculty members. The faculty members also offer aca¬demic and personal counseling. Students graduating from the College generally get employment in local schools, private organizations, computer centers etc.

The College has established Alumni Association. Many alumni of the College are well placed both in the country and abroad. They contribute to the development of the institution in terms of financial support and assistance to students in securing jobs in India and abroad.

Indoor games, outdoor games, nature club, student magazine, debate club, cul¬tural programmes and various competitions are the recreational and leisure time facilities available to the students. The Director of the Physical Education guides the students in various sports and games activities. The multi-gym facilities and Yoga center help the students to keep themselves physically and mentally fit. The students participate in state level, regional level, inter collegiate and national level sports events, music competitions and have won some prizes. 50 cadets from the College NCC units got C certificates and 46 B certificates in the year 2003-2004. It is worth mentioning that one student participated in mountaineering expedition in the same year, and climbed up to 9000 ft. The Nagarjuna University, which started an innovative programme called 'Career On Wheels', which is the first of its kind in the Country. This College has been actively participating in this programme.

Criterion VI. Organization and Management
The College has an efficient coordination and management system. The organiza¬tional structure consists of' College Committee' and 'Governing Body'. The College committee has 22 members selected from all walks of life, of which the Principal is the ex-officio member without voting right. The Governing Body of the College consists of nine members- the three office bearers of the College Committee namely, the President, Vice-President and Secretary, three more members elected from it, two representatives of the College and one member nominated by the Government. The Principal is the ex-officio member. These high-powered bodies are responsi¬ble for overall management, administration, and implementation of various academic programmes and maintenance of accounts.

At the grassroots level, the College Principal looks after the day-to-day functioning of the College through different committees involving teaching and non-teaching staff. Local Inquiry Committee appointed by the University annually visits the College and give suggestions to improve the quality of teaching, administration and organizations.

The College has an inbuilt mechanism to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff based on the feedback from the students, teachers and the Principal. Suitable action is taken if lapse and negligence of duty is observed.

There is a special committee constituted by the Principal to prepare the Academic Calendar, which is distributed among the students before the commencement of the academic session.

The non-teaching staff is given training in computer, book keeping and draft writing skill. Laboratory technicians are also given suitable training for maintenance of the laboratory.

The fee structure adopted by the College is as per University and Government rules. During the last three years there is a slight enhancement in the fee structure as per the directives of commisssionerate of College Education and University authority.

The College has deficit budget and is met from the management fund. There is also an internal audit mechanism. Loans against provident fund and personal home loans from Banks are made available to both teaching and non-teaching staff. The College Cooperative Credit Society is certainly a great help to non-teaching staff.

It is commended that the College received 'Gold Star' award by National Business Council for its developmental activities and service to the girl students.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
Over the years the College has adopted several healthy practices, which enhance its academic ambience and fulfill its goal and mission. The Peer Team would like to mention a few of them as given below.

The College, established with specific goal and mission of spreading higher edu¬cation among women and making them intellectually competent and morally upright
and socially committed citizen, has been successful in achieving this goal to a rea¬sonable extent. This is evident from a large number of its alumni occupying higher
positions in the country and abroad.

The College mainly being an UG college, there is not much premium on research
but the other two parameters of higher education, teaching and extension activities
are well executed and the College -Community interaction is appreciable.

Encouragement to non-formal mode of education by sharing its facilities and
infrastructure with the Distance Education of Acharya Nagarjuna University

The College is a venue of telecasting State Government Educational Satellite
programmes (MANA TV). Some teachers of the College are involved in live telecast
lectures of this programme.

The civic responsibilities among the students are inculcated through the NSS
and NCC units of the College.

The annual publication of College Magazine encourages the creative talent of
the students in amateur writing.

It provides a pleasant conducive academic and campus environment for the over¬
all development of their personality and upward mobility.

Upliftment of slums through slum adoption activity by NSS.

*The College has made a modest beginning in introducing few self-financing courses.

*The College has recently initiated programme for imparting value based educa¬tion for moral upliftment of the students.

Section 3. Overall Analysis
After carefully going through Self Study Report, submitted by the College, and visiting various academic units and physical facilities, the Peer Team is impressed by the growth and progress made by the College, in spreading higher education among the women folk, especially from the Socio Economic Background and educationally disadvantaged sec¬tions of the society.

The Peer Team would like to appreciate some of the positive approaches adopted by the College in maintaining the quality and standard of its academic programmes, and at the same time it also wishes to make some suggestions to be considered by the College authority for further development and progress of the institution.

The Team would like to commend the College for the following aspects:

The desire and urge to make the College an ideal and progressive institution is
very much in evidence. It is striving sincerely to institute many healthy tradition and
culture for the all round development of the institution.

Considerable progress in achieving its goal of empowerment and emancipation of
women in the Gudivada region of Krishna district especially from the back word and weaker section of the society.

Introduction of some career oriented self-financing UG courses and a three-months
certificate courses in MS-Office.

Introduction of performance appraisal of teachers by the students from the cur¬
rent academic year.

Student feedback on various aspects of their learning experiences, campus ex¬perience and efficiency of the administration.

Creation of women empowerment cell which undertakes women upliftment programmes.

*Offering short-term training in Embroidery and Soft Toy making to the students.

While the Peer Team appreciates the over all mission of the College in imparting quality education to women students of the region, the Team would like to note down some suggestions for the consideration of the College:

The College may explore the possibility of introducing more course options at
UG level to enhance the flexibility in course combinations keeping in mind the latest
trends and societal needs.

Introduction of interdisciplinary and job oriented courses like, Biotechnology,
Microbiology, Environmental Science, Fashion Technology, Journalism and Mass Com¬munication, Hotel Management, Music Drama and Performing Arts, Translation, Electronics and Instrumentation, Home Science, Banking, Insurance and Retail Marketing, Hospital Waste Management at UG level.

The College may think of opening some PG courses in the existing faculty like M.A in Economics, M.A in Telugu and English and M.B.A.

Steps to be taken to improve the success rate of the students in science stream. At present this is below 50 %.

The College may apply for grants under COSIP programme of UGC. Individ¬ual teachers must apply for grants from UGC under minor /major research projects scheme. They can also apply for grants to other agencies like DST, CSIR, etc.

Special efforts may be made to improve the communicative skill in English lan¬guage by establishing language laboratories, and multi media projection facility, to improve upon the teaching pedagogy.

Teachers may be sensitized to carry out research work and publish their findings
in standard national and international journals.

The College may set up coaching classes for functional and communicative En¬glish, competitive examinations meant for middle rank jobs viz. in the sectors of banking, insurance, policy services, revenue services etc.

College-Industry-Neighborhood networking may be strengthened that will benefit
the College and the students in the long run.

Full automation of Office and library through the INFLIBNET programme of UGC.

There should be a separate budget for equipment, books, research, seminar and workshop.

The College, in many respects has cultivated a modern outlook. It has acquired potential for greater success and glory in years to come, if the momentum is rightly maintained.

The Peer Team would like to place on record their appreciation for the sincere efforts by the Management, Principal, Teaching Faculty, Non-Teaching Staff, and Students for undergoing Assessment and Accreditation Process systematically. Co¬operation by the Principal Smt. V.Sharada and Coordinator Smt. K.B.Sujatha and their team at the time of actual visit deserves a special mention.

Peer Team wishes a bright future to this college.

Prof. (Mrs.) Mamata Satapathy

Dr. T.A. Shiware

Dr. N.S. Ashok Kumar

Smt. V.Sharada
KTR Women's College, Gudivada
Dist. Krishna
Andhra Pradesh.

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