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Rangia College, Kamrup, Assam
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Rangia
Kamrup (District Kamrup)
Assam, India
Pin Code : 781354


Rangia College, Kamrup Assam is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Rangia College, Kamrup Assam is Dr. Jogesh Kakati, Dr. Daksheswar Deka (Mobile 9864140763).

Rangia College is situated in Kamrup of Assam state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Rangia College, Kamrup Assam are Coordinator: Dr. Hitesh Barman 9435109752, 9435487667.

email ID(s) is Rangia College Kamrup Assam

Website of Rangia College, Kamrup Assam is http://www.rangiacollege.org/.


Contact Details of Rangia College, Kamrup Assam are : Telephone: +91-3621-240484



Courses

Rangia College, Kamrup Assam runs course(s) in Arts .Commerce .Science stream(s).
B.A., B.Com., B.Sc.
MA in Assamese
MA in English
MA/M.Sc in Economics
MA in History
MA in Political Science
MA/M.Sc in Mathematics

MA in Philosophy
MA in Bengali
MA in Bodo
Post Graduate Diploma in Sales and Marketing Management (PGDSMM)
PG Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA)
Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism & Mass Comunication (PGDJMC)
Post Graduate Diploma in Finance Management (PGDFM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Insurance and Risk Management (PGDIM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance Services (PGDBFS)

Approval details: Rangia College is affiliated with Gauhati University, Guwahati (Gauhati)

Profile of Rangia College

Rangia College is the premier institution of higher education on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in the district of Kamrup. Founded on August 5, 1963, the college has rendered pioneering services to the community by catering to the needs of the vast and extensive area inhabited predominantly by socially and economically backward segments of the population. Rangia is a historically and strategically important place occupying a prominent position in the history of pre-independent as well as post independent Assam. Rangia is the nerve center of trade and commerce in North Kamrup with a sound communication network. The establishment of the college came about rather late chiefly because of the economic backwardness of the surrounding locality.

Media coverage of Rangia College, Kamrup Assam, Assam

NAAC report of Rangia College

SECTION I : INTRODUCTION
Rangia College, Assam is affiliated to the Gauhati University. It was established on 5th August, 1963 in the premises of Rangia high school. The college owes its birth to the dedicated efforts of philanthropist and freedom fighters of the region under the leadership of Siddhinath Sarma, a towering personality of Assam having a campus area of 45 bighas (approx. 15 acres). The college enjoys the status of 2(f) and 12B of UGC since 1972. Presently, it offers all the streams of Arts, Commerce and Science at the undergraduate level. In total 22 subjects are taught and major courses in 17 subjects are now offered. There are 59 permanent teachers and 10 teachers working against non-sanctioned posts. There are 38 non-teaching staff members.

From a modest beginning, the college has grown into considerably a big institute over the last four decades. The pursuit of excellence is the motto of the college. Transmission of knowledge, wisdom, skill and competence from generation to generation is the mission of the college.

Rangia College applied to the NAAC for institutional accreditation and submitted the Self Study Report. The NAAC Peer Team with Prof. A. Saha, Vice-Chancellor, IIAS International University, Bhilai as the Chairman, Prof. N.N. Saste, Principal, Shri Shivaji Education Society Amaravati's Science College, Nagpur as the Member Co-ordinator and Prof. Arabinda K. Das, Director, Academic Staff College, Burdwan University as the Member was duly constituted by the NAAC to visit the college in order to validate the Self Study Report. The NAAC Peer Team visited the college on 23-24 September, 2004. The Team interacted with the President and the members of the Governing Body, Principal, teaching and non-teaching staff, students, alumni, guardians, and other stakeholders during its two day's visit.

The Draft Report has been prepared on the basis of the intensive interactions which the Team had with the various constituencies of interest relating to the college. The NAAC Peer Team places the Draft Report before the NAAC for its consideration and acceptance.

SECTION II - CRITERIONWISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I : CURRICULAR ASPECTS
The college conducts undergraduate courses in Arts, Commerce and Science faculties leading to award of B.A., B.Com and B.Sc. degrees by the Gauhati University. In Arts faculty, subjects offered are Assamese/ Bengali/ Bodo (MIL), Arabic, Economics, Education, English, History, Mathematics, Political Science, Sanskrit and Geography. In science faculty, subjects of study are Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology. One of these can be taken as a major subject along with any three subsidiaries offered in science faculty. For B.Com course, subjects taught are Assamese/Bodo/Bengali (MIL), Economics, Accountancy Business Organisation and Management, Banking, Business Mathematics and Statistics, Secretarial Practice, Company law, Commercial law and Auditing. Under the UGC scheme of vocationalisation at first-degree level, vocational subject sericulture is offered to science students along with Botany and Zoology as other subjects of study. English is compulsory for all students. The college offers certificate course in Computer Applications and Diploma in Computer Applications. These courses are open to students of all streams and are helpful for making students computer literate and are helpful for employment. Temporal plan of academic work in the college is annual. The college does not have freedom to frame the syllabus. It has to follow the syllabi and examination pattern prescribed by affiliating university. Two teachers of the college are members of Board of studies of Gauhati University in Arabic and Bodo and have contributed in formulation of syllabus in these subjects.

To provide more horizontal mobility, non-core options and flexibility to persue alternatives, college may introduce subjects like Electronics, Computer Science, Microbiology, Bio-chemistry, Bio-technology, Home Science, Fine Arts, Functional English, Music, Craft etc. To offer vocational training and to increase employability college may start few more vocational courses. The college may also start career oriented Add-on courses of local importance under the scheme in X plan. On examination of availability of resources and assessment of demand potential the college management may consider introduction of P.G. courses in selected subjects in a phased manner. Before introducing new courses, feedback may be obtained from various stakeholders, educational experts, local industries and employers.

Criterion II : TEACHING - LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The students are informed about courses and subjects of study rules and regulations, fee structure, concessions, scholarships, evaluation methods etc. through prospectus of the college. Prospectus contains all relevant information about the college. Admissions to all courses are made on the basis of academic merit and personal interviews. The college follows statutory reservation policy of Assam government in admitting students to various courses and in recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff. Special attention is given to advanced learners but there is no specific programme. Recently teachers have started preparing teaching plan and unitizing syllabi. Traditional learner centered methods are supplemented by use of charts by some teachers. The teaching and learning can be made more participatory, interesting and effective by use of Audio-visual aids like slide projector, OHP, T.V., Computer, Educational CD's etc.

The students are informed about academic activities and examination schedule through academic calendar of the college. There is provision of holding screening test for some of the departments for admission for major subjects. To evaluate students' performance unit tests are conducted.

The teachers are appointed by Governing Body of the college through duly constituted selection committee as per the norms of UGC and Director of Higher Education, Assam on the basis of academic merit and personal interviews Temporary/Ad-hoc appointments are made by the Governing Body.

Performance of teachers in teaching research and extension is evaluated by the system of self-appraisal. Students' feedback is obtained on their campus experience. Teachers have attended conferences, workshops and seminars at National/ International/ State level.

Apart from regular classroom teaching, students seminars are organized to motivate them. Excursion/Study Tours are organized by Botany, Zoology, History, Geography and Education departments. There is a fish pond maintained by Zoology department of the college. The college encourages teachers to avail of the faculty improvement programme UGC minor research projects and participation in National/International Seminars apart from their participation in refresher courses and orientation programmes.

To enrich knowledge and improve communication skill, the college may form Subject societies, Debate and Literacy Society etc. on the basis of democratic pattern (for the students and by the students). These societies with more involvement of students can organize Debates, Quiz, Essay competition, Elocution competitions, Students seminars and Guest lectures of academic/social importance.

Criterion III : RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
Out of 59 permanent teachers, 8 have acquired Ph.D. degree, 5 have M.Phil. degree. Out of 10 teachers appointed on non-sanctioned posts, one is Ph.D., one is M.Phil. As of now, 14 teachers have registered for Ph.D.

Six teachers have been benefited under FIP scheme in UGC IX Plan and three teachers are selected under FIP scheme in X Plan. Twelve minor research projects have been completed in UGC IX plan and 4 minor research projects are under consideration in UGC X plan. Few science teachers have published research papers in International journals. Several teachers have participated in national/international conference/seminars and presented papers. The Economics Department has organized a State level seminar sponsored by UGC and conducted socio-economic survey of village Dohara.

Although it is an undergraduate college, research culture is being promoted amongst teachers. Quite a few number of teachers have authored textbooks. They have published articles in newspapers and magazines. One teacher of Bodo department has 3 textbooks and 100 articles to his credit. He is also a recipient of Bhasha Sanman Award from Sahitya Akademy, New Delhi. Presently he is Jury Member for award of Bhasha Sanman Award. A Sanskrit teacher has contributed an article in Encyclopedia (Viswakosh) on Indian Literature published by Assam Sahitya Sabha. One teacher had acted in telefilms/dramas on issues of social importance like AIDS awareness, youth unrest, insurgency etc. A teacher of History department has contributed a history section in the book on General Studies for Assam Civil Service Examination and one chapter in one book published by Assam Government, titled 'Nationalist Upsurge in Assam'. Some of the departments encourage students to publish articles through wall magazines.

There is a vibrant NCC unit in the college with 52 cadets. One cadet has participated in Republic Day parade at New Delhi. Three students have passed 'C' certificate examination and 6 have succeeded in 'B' certificate examination.

There is a strong NSS unit in the college with 50 volunteers. It is hearting to note that this unit has cleaned school premises at Udiana after floods, due to which the classes could be restored in a very short span.

There are Rover and Ranger groups in the college under Scout and Guide scheme. Six girls of Ranger group participated in 'Ardha Kumbh Mela' at Haridwar and brought laurels to the college by winning best service award.

The NSS, NCC units of the college, Ranger and Rover groups along with staff and students organize extension activities like blood donation camps, medical camp, adult education, health and hygiene, aids and environment awareness etc. There is a scope for utilization of students potential for extension activities and outreach programmes especially in the field of women. Women Cell, recently formed is playing a vital role in this regard.

Students' concern for the college is evident from the fact that one student (Secretary of Students' Union) has donated Rs. 2,000/- (money meant for her blazer) and purchased dustbins and water filters for the college.

Criterion IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
Situated in lush green surrounding and pollution free environment, Rangia College is spread over vast 15 acres of land. During the past little more than four decades of its existence, to keep pace with academic growth the college has developed necessary infrastructural facilities. There is one beautiful well-maintained U-shaped one-storied Assam type building with 5940 sq. meter built up area in which academic wings, library, laboratory, common rooms for students and teachers' room are housed. The hostel building for girls is situated a little bit away but not used at present. The classrooms are adequate for smooth running majority of the classes. But for conducting classes like MIL (Assamese), English with more than 300 students in a class, the size of the classroom is not adequate. The library has a collection of 40,000 books, 8 journals and magazines are available in the central library. The library functions between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on all working days. There is a book bank facility and photocopying facility available in it. The addition of a digital library and extended working hours of the present library will enhance the utility of the library. In addition to central library, there are also libraries maintained by the respective departments.

The master plan envisages the construction of a boys' hostel, a community hall and residence of the Principal in the college campus.

Sports facilities in the campus include cricket, football, volleyball, badminton and indoor games. Separate rooms are provided for yoga training and practice of Meditation, NCC and NSS. A running water supply scheme in laboratories is available.

A Sericulture Unit, Mushroom cultivation unit, common rooms for boys, girls and faculty in the college premises, NCC and NSS units, First Aid Centre, Career Guidance Cell, Cycle stand and a Canteen enhance the value of campus life. A few computers are also available in the Computer Unit of the college which are used by students.

Criterion V : STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The college has good support services to ensure the physical and intellectual health of its different constituencies. The prospective students are enlightened of the details of the campus with its various facilities and its uses, academic programmes, etc. There are statutory reservation quota and seats reserved for SC, ST, OBC. There is a Information cum Career Guidance Cell to guide students in proper direction in choosing career and on various matters related to employment opportunities. The college has been promoting different facilities like sports, cultural, co-curricular, extra-curricular and social activities. The prospectus of the college provides guidance to students about admission, fee structure, provision for financial aid and other support services. The college has a beautiful campus with big playground, provision for multivarious recreational in-campus facilities. Several students/ex-students have shown excellence in different spheres of life. They are yet to start the activities of employment/placement cell. The Alumni Association is quite strong. Among many other achievements, Mr. Upen Boro, an ex-student of this college is now the Hon'ble Ambassador of India to Uganda. The dropout rate of students is 24% which is attributed to the inability of poor students to continue their course, admission to professional course and availability of jobs. Student passing rate in examination is satisfactory (61%). Beyond formal modes, the faculty members often appraise the students of the latest facilities for progression to further studies and avenues for employment and also motivate for self-employment. Needy students are provided with financial aids from various sources including the teachers.

The college has very strong units of both NCC (started in 1965) and NSS (started in 1969). In NCC one cadet participated in Republic Day Parade in 2003 at New Delhi, while good number of cadets are 'B' and 'C' certificate holders. NSS unit take active part in maintaining lush green inside the campus and flood rescue programme in case of emergency. On the other hand, the Rover and Ranger of Bharat Scout and Guide of this college is also very active. They did some eventful activities including service in last 'Ardha Kumbha Mela' held at Haridwar. A limited number of students (both boys and girls) practice meditation for physical and mental fitness as well as gaining self confidence.

Recently under the 'Buniyad Schemes' of Govt. of Assam the college has received Rs. 5.00 lakhs grant out of Rs. 10.00 lakhs sanctioned for infrastructural development of the college. On the other hand, Rs. 10.00 lakhs has been sanctioned from MPLAD fund by no other than the Hon'ble Prime Minster of India himself.

Criterion VI : ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The Governing Body (G.B.) of the college which is the highest policy making forum consists of 10 members. Active involvement of the President of G.B. for the development of the college is appreciated. The activities of the college are coordinated and monitored through a number of committees like Planning and Development Committee, Academic Committee, Construction Committee, Admission Committee, Examination Committee, Library Committee, Resource Mobilisation Cell and Grievance Redressal Cell. These committees assist the Principal in the smooth running of the college administration. An academic committee consisting of the Principal and Heads of the Department prepares the policies and rules as per directions of the University.

The Students' Union is managed by elected departmental secretaries under the control of advisor nominated by the Principal from among the faculty.

A Grievance Redressal Cell looks into the grievances of students, faculty and staff as and when reported.

The annual budget of the college is being audited by the authorized auditor every year.

While the permanent faculty members are paid salary they do not get other benefits like medical reimbursement, LTC, pensionary benefits.

The welfare measures adopted by the college for its employees include Employees' Co-operative Thrift and Credit Society Limited and Provident Fund loan. The college has a Health Care Unit. The welfare measures adopted by the college for its students include Book Bank facility, book borrowing facility from the departmental libraries, students' health awareness programme

Criterion VII : HEALTHY PRACTICES
The college has been encouraging healthy practices in effecting healthy management in academic and administrative activities which are vitally essential for the growth of academic life of the young students.

The college offers meditation courses for students. Everyday the working in the college begins with meditation where the students collectively participate. This practice helps to clean the mind of the students and helps them concentrate in the studies.

The college uniform strictly made compulsory to all students creats a feeling of equality and oneness among them.

The college has a strong unit of NCC. The cadets stand ever ready in providing help to the society at the time of distress. They frequently participate in the blood donation camps.

The staff members and students are well contented and have deep concern towards development of the college.

The NSS of the college maintains greenery of the campus. During flood, the NSS, Rovers and Rangers of the college offer untiring relief works even risking their life

The college has donated a plot of 30 bighas of landed property for the construction of a Civil Hospital which speaks volumes of a humanitarian gesture by the college for the noble cause for fulfilling the societal needs.

The college has developed close links with the State Institute of Rural Development and Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship of Assam. The linkage results in frequent organization of Entrepreneural Development Programme (EDP) for the students in the college. The EDP has been organized with the aim to identify the students' aptitude for future career plan for self employment.

The college has signed a MoU with Gram Swaraj Parishad for mutual exchange of experiences in different fields. The MoU has opened the vista for the students to appreciate the self help and to realize the importance of self employment.

SECTION III : OVERALL ANALYSIS
The Peer Team visited the departments, library, laboratories of various science departments, and supporting services such as canteen, students' common rooms, administrative office, sports facilities had in-depth interaction with the Principal, teaching and non-teaching faculties, students, alumni and parents, went through the documents provided to validate the facts stated in the Self Study Report. The Peer Team found the following strong points in favour of the college.

Well-disciplined enthusiastic students with deep feelings for the college;

Excellent conducive educational environment;

Extremely dedicated faculty,

Sufficient built up area of college building,

Encouragement of students in their literacy activities,

Faculty interest in research;

Performance appraisal of teachers by students;

Training in Yoga and meditation;

Creation of Reserve Fund by the college employees themselves;

Collective cooperation to the college by the district and state administration.

However, the Peer Team would like to draw attention of the management of the college to look into the following points of concern :

Courses on Spoken English and Vocational Education.
Poor emoluments to the faculty appointed against the temporary/non-sanctioned posts.

No digital library.

No Boys' hostel.

Lack of gymnasium.

Transportation/commuting facilities should be improved.

Provision of Public Address System in the classrooms with large number of students (200-300).

Inadequate computer facilities.

Absence of job-oriented courses.

The Peer Team would like to bring to the notice of the authorities of the college following suggestions -

The college may have more linkages with NGOs/GOs for academic extension activities.

To improve quality of education adequate number of teachers should be appointed.

Students' apprisal of teachers should be analysed and used for further development.

The modern aids of teaching like OHP, Computers, LCD, Slide projector, Educational compact discs etc. should be provided.

More financial support by way of scholarships/free studentships may be provided to needy students and wards of non-teaching staff.

Management may consider introduction of new core subjects in all faculties and P.G. courses in selected subjects.

Under UGC X plan, the college should start career oriented Add-on Certificate/Diploma/Advanced Diploma courses along with other subjects of study.

Certificate courses like, MS office, C, C++, Java, Oracle may be introduced.
Special attention should be paid to advanced learners and remedial/bridge courses should be introduced for academically disadvantaged students.

Sports and laboratory facilities need improvement.

Computer training should be made compulsory to all teaching and non-teaching staff members.

Intercom facility may be provided in the campus.

Internet facility with nominal user charges should be provided to the staff and students.

Computer facilities may be provided to all departments. If not possible at present, then the existing Computer Centre may be strengthened.

Multipurpose gymnasium and an auditorium with modern facilities may be constructed in the campus.

To formulate proposals under UGC schemes and for effective monitoring of them, Planning Board should be constituted.

The Peer Team is of the opinion that this exercise will be useful to the institution to initiate quality enhancement strategies towards further growth and development. The Peer Team is very much thankful to the college for the co-operation and hospitality extended and wishes the college a bright and prosperous future.

Prof. A. Saha
Chairman

Prof. N.N. Saste
Member Co-ordinator

Prof. Arabinda K. Das
Member

Dr. Ram Prasad Bhatta
Principal
Rangia College, Rangia

Date : 24th September, 2004.

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