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Anugrah Narayan College, Patna, Bihar
Anugrah Narayan College, Patna, Bihar
Bihar, IndiaPin Code : 800013
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Principal of Anugrah Narayan College, Patna Bihar is Dr Haridwar singh (Mobile 9934875103).
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CoursesAnugrah Narayan College, Patna Bihar runs course(s) in Arts.Science stream(s).
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Approval details: Anugrah Narayan College is affiliated with Magadh University, Bodh Gaya
Profile of Anugrah Narayan CollegeAnugrah Narayan College, is a constituent unit of Magadh University Bodh Gaya. It was established in the year 1956 and is situated in Patna, the capital city of Bihar,India. It bears the pious name of reverend leader Dr. Anugrah Narayan Sinha, popularly known as "Babu Saheb", whose patriotism dauntless spirit and progressive ideas have been source of inspiration for the college. Since its inception, the college has grown remarkably and through the various ramifications serving the cause of education in different ways. It has emerged as one of the premier co-educational institutions of the state of Bihar imparting teachings to almost nine thousand students. A. N. College is most centrally located in Patna at a distance of about 4Kms from the railway station and from the airport. The college compound is situated on 13 acres of land in the posh locality of Patna on the main Boring-Patliputra road. There are 13 separate blocks for housing 19 post graduate and 22 under graduate departments. In addition to this, there is a central library block, an examination hall, a canteen, a hostel, a playground, sprawling gardens and plenty of open space.
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NAAC report of Anugrah Narayan CollegeSection I: Preface
The Anugrah Narayan College is a pioneer institution of higher education in Bihar. The College was established in 1956. It is an urban college situated in the heart of the Patna, the capital of the state of Bihar. The College has been named after Bihar Vibhuti Dr. Anugrah Narayan Sinha, the philanthropist freedom fighter of Bihar and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. The UGC recognised this college under its clauses 2(f) and 12(b) in April 1975. It is a government funded constituent college of Magadh university. It obtained its affiliation from Magadh University in 1962. The College will be celebrating its Golden Jubillee in 2006. It is worth mentioning that in 2004 the UGC granted the College the status of "College with Potential For Excellence". This is a multi-faculty, co-educational college imparting professional and vocational education.
The College is situated within a campus area of 13 acres. The College runs 65 programmes, out of which 22 in Undergraduate (UG), 21 in Postgraduate (PG), 21 in Ph.D level and one in certificate level. The College offers courses in different disciplines of Arts, Science, Management, and Information Technology upto PG level of studies. The different departments of Arts Faculty are Economics, Labour and Social Welfare, Philosophy, History, Geography, Public administration, Psychology, Political Sciences, Sociology, Hindi, Urdu, English and Maithili. The Science faculty consists of the departments of Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Mathematics. There are also various other departments related to applied sciences and professional courses, such as Management, Computer Application, Environment and Water Management, Environmental Science, Biotechnology and Electronics. Mention may be made that the College offers self financing courses in MCA, BCA, BBA, MBA, Biotechnology, Environment and Water management, Environmental Sciences and Electronics. The total strength of students is 5992, 4687 being in Undergraduate and 1305 in Postgraduate classes. The girl students are 905. Only 63 students are from other states.
The College has teaching staff of 108 permanent teachers and 23 teachers as the part time/guest faculty. 86 of the permanent and 10 of the part time/guest faculty are Ph.D.s. There are 70 non-teaching, 41 administrative and 21 technical staff.
The teachers of the College are recruited through Bihar State University Commission following UGC and government guidelines. The university recruits non-teaching staff as per government rules and regulations. The annual budget of the university for the year 2004-2005 is Rs.5,39,73,770 only. The unit cost of education including salary is Rs.6774.66. The temporal plan for academic work of the College is mainly annual system while the same is semester system in case of MBA and MCA courses. The College has support services like central library, computer center, health unit, the sports facilities, guest house, canteen, grievance redressal cell, common room for day scholars. A good number of students have passed UGC-CSIR (NET), UGC-SLET, GATE, GRE, TOEFL, Indian Civil Service, and GMAT examinations. The College is a recognised Center for Ph.D. Research work. Many teachers are Ph.D research guides.
The total number of working days of the College is 224 out of which 186 are teaching days. The working days of the library are also 224. Drop out rate at UG level is about 10% and at PG level is about 8%. Success rate is about 74% at UG level and about 80% at PG level.
The central library has 52,400 books. Most of the departments of the College have departmental libraries and the total number of books in departmental libraries is about 18,500. The College possesses 75 computers. There are 6 ongoing research projects in the College with a total outlay of Rs.39,41,666.00. Many teachers have received national and international awards for teaching, research and consultancy. A large number of teachers have attended national and international seminars/conferences/workshops and a good number of teachers have acted as resources persons in national and only one in international seminars/conferences/workshops. The College management also runs non-formal education courses through its IGNOU Study Center. The College has mobilised Rs.52,76,000 from self financing courses and Rs. 1,40,000 from other sources.
The College volunteered to be assessed by NAAC, Bangalore and sent its Self Study Report (SSR) on 19th February, 2005. NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof. Ananda Deb Mukhopadhyay, Former Vice-Chancellor, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal as its Chairman, Prof. A. K. Indrayan, Ex-Dean, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Gurukula Kangri University, Hardwar as Member Co-ordinator and Prof. Shukla Mohanty, Principal, Jamshedpur Women's College, Jamshedpur as its Member. The Peer Team, visited the College from 12-14 May, 2005. The Team after validating the SSR, interacting with all sections of the College Community, and visiting the existing infrastructural facilities would like to record the following criteria wise observations.
Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
As a constituent college of Magadh University, this College follows the syllabi prescribed by the University for the Humanities, Sciences and Technology faculties both at under-graduate and post-graduate levels, in the non-semester (annual)/semester pattern. In most of the courses it is according to the revised syllabi suggested by the UGC. The College offers 65 programmes: 22 UG, 21 PG., 21 Ph.D. programmes and 01 certificate programme including the 5 UG (BCA, BBM, Bio-Technology, Env. & Water Management and Electronics) and 4 PG (MCA, MBA, Environmental Sc. and Electronics) as self-financing courses. Apart from the conventional courses the college is providing many job oriented courses as listed in self-financing courses. The certificate course is in Spoken English. In 2004 the UGC has recognized the College as the 'College with Potential for Excellence'. In B.Sc. there are 5 programme options, two in the triple major system (Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Zoology, Botany, Chemistry) and three single majors ( Bio-Technology, Env. & Water Mgmt. and Electronics). In B.A. a student has to opt three subjects among the 13 available (Hindi, English, Urdu, Maithili, History, Pol. Sc., Economics, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Labour & Social Welfare).
To introduce a new programme within the regulations of the parent university system, the College takes six to twelve months. The College is represented at the Academic Council of the University by the Principal who interacts with the parent university on suggestions and observations about all the academic issues and help in bringing suitable changes periodically. Four of its teachers are members of the respective Boards of Studies and play a vital role in updating the syllabi and making them more relevant to the society and industry.
Academic peers from the surrounding areas are invited frequently to deliver lectures and seminars and a feedback from them is sought regarding the curricula of the University. There is a good interaction with the surrounding industries and employers in most of the vocational courses. There is a compatibility of the programmes with the goals and objectives. The availability of various in-demand vocational courses has enriched the College.
Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The College follows the admission policy as stipulated by the State Government and in accordance with the procedure laid down by the University and the policy of reservation of Govt. of Bihar. College selects the students for admission on the basis of their academic record and also through interview. Special entrance tests are held for most of the available vocational courses.
The College prepares academic calendar of the year in the light of the university guidelines. Time-table and classes are allocated right in the beginning of the session. The heads hold the meeting of their departments where the details of the curricula completion are finalised. The academic calendar is followed in letter and spirit.
Students' knowledge and skills are assessed after admission through periodical tests. The College monitors overall performance of the students to ensure the achievement of the course objectives. The College is yet to initiate the bridge/remedial courses for educationally disadvantaged students. Students are
encouraged to participate in intra and inter college competitions like essay writing, debates, paper reading and quiz etc. The teachers also hold group discussions and quiz sessions with students. Character and personality development are emphasised in all activities.
Guest lectures on special topics are arranged from time to time. Besides the conventional lecture method the audio-visual aids, overhead projectors and slide projectors are frequently used. College has a well equipped media-production center with good multimedia facilities (Digital Video and Still Camera, LCD Projector, VCR, VCD, CTV and P-4 Computer). Bright students are encouraged to present Seminars. Industrial visits are compulsory under certain UG vocational courses programmes during the course of the IIIrd year. PG students have compulsory project work and submit the dissertation for evaluation.
Working days of the college in a year are normally 224, out of which the teaching days extend up to 186. To bring this figure to 224/186 college has worked on some Sundays and holidays also. Every teacher is required to take a teaching load of 21-24 hrs per week. The ratio of teaching to non-teaching staff is approximately 1.8:1. About 80% of the classes are taught by the full time faculty.
The teaching faculty of the College is well qualified. Out of a total of 131 teachers (including 23 part-time/guest faculty), 96 hold the Ph.D. degree. The strength of non-teaching staff is 70, while there are 41 administrative and 29 technical staff. The participation of teachers in attending seminars, conferences, workshops is satisfactory. Seventeen teachers have participated at the national level seminars and seven at international level in last three years. Ten of the teachers have acted as resource persons also.
Selection and appointment of teachers are made in accordance with University/Bihar Govt. rules. For unaided courses the teachers are recruited purely on merit, preference given to Ph.D. holders.
The evaluation of the performance of teachers is done through self-appraisal, assessment by concerned Head of the department and the Principal. Feedback from students is also sought and given due weightage. Faculty development programmes are available for refreshing of the knowledge and skills of the teachers. 15 teachers have attended the Refresher courses/Orientation programmes in last two years. Many of the teachers have upgraded their qualification after the entry to the College by attaining the Ph.D. degree. One of the teachers has been recognized at international level by an award.
College has organized many Seminars/Symposia and Workshops in last few years. Very satisfactorily the College has collaborative linkages with many National organisations viz., ICMR, ICAR and CSIR. Proposal that has been sent to Department of Engineering, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia for academic collaboration is under consideration. A Professor from University. of Korea has visited the Department of Environment & Water Management of the College under Scientist Exchange Programme sponsored by INSA. One teacher of the Philosophy department has taught in the Saskatchewan University, Canada.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
A good research atmosphere prevails in the College. About 80% of its teachers are Ph.D. degree holders and about half of them are engaged in active research. College is a recognized center for Ph.D. All the PG departments, which are 21 in number, are offering Ph.D. programme. However, the full time research scholars are only five. Most of the students, 76 in number, who have enrolled themselves for the research leading to Ph.D. degree are part-time. Research culture is inculcated right from the M.Sc. when the students are required to submit a project report/dissertation as a part of curricula. Teachers are readily given study leave for pursuing research work and if doing research as part-time, the adjustment is made in the time-table to facilitate research. Some of the teachers are handling research projects also. There are six ongoing research projects with a total outlay of Rs.39,41,666.00 funded by UGC/ERO/UNICEF/Dept of Biotech. In last three years two research projects have already been completed with a total outlay of Rs.7,05,780.00. However, the tendency to get the work published need be encouraged further. About 110 research papers and 20 books have been published in last three years. It is fine that one of the teachers in Zoology Dept has two Patents to her credit.
The College does not have a well designed programme for consultancy. However the Dept. of Env. & Water Mgmt. provides training on testing of water quality to personnels of Irrigation Research Institute.
There is no full time designated person for extension activities, however a teacher is given the additional charge. The College is providing some extension activities like community development, health and hygiene awareness, medical camps, aids awareness, blood donation camps, environment awareness. Some plantation work in the campus has been carried out.
There is no NSS unit in the College.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Spread in the total campus area of 13 acres, the College, divided into eight buildings, has 42 Class Rooms, an Administrative Block, 38 Laboratories, a spacious Conference Hall, a Library, a Computer Centre, the separate Common Rooms for boys and girls etc. Facilities of water coolers and generator are available in the buildings running the vocational self-financing courses. Maintenance of these facilities is done both through annual maintenance contract and permanent resident technicians. Infrastructural facilities are made available to external agencies on demand and after due screening. It has the study centre of IGNOU. College authorities try to keep the campus beautiful, clean and pollution free. Special efforts are taken by the college to have an in campus pollution control. Campus has been declared a 'smoke free zone'.
There is a central library having more than 52,400 books. Book bank facility exists. Computerization is yet to be done. Internet facility is not available in the library. Working hours of the library are 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM. The library is not open on Sundays and other holidays.
Central computer facility exists. Twelve teaching departments are also equipped with a computer each. The maintenance is done on contract basis.
The College has a health care unit and a part time doctor is available in the College for the benefit of its students and staff.
Sports facilities are good. Girl students are also encouraged to participate in some of the sports activities. Basket-ball and Volley-ball grounds, Tennis and Badminton courts and Kabaddi facility exist. Separate Badminton court and Volley Ball ground are available for girls. Students have won the athletic championship at state level. In cricket, volley-ball and badminton the University championship is held by the college. One of the girls had represented in National Carom Championship and was granted scholarship for the year 2003-2004 by Sports Authority of India. In Cultural Programme the College was declared Champion in Youth Festival 2003-2004 of Magadh Univeersity, Bodh Gaya, and Runner-up the very next year.
The College Hostel is under renovation.
Criterion V: Students Support and Progression
The College publishes its updated prospectus every year. It contains the details about the available courses, rules and regulations for admission to various courses, the fee structure, the College calendar of the year, the availability of different scholarships and financial aid, and the various services available in the campus.
Drop out rate is about 10% in UG and nearly 8% in PG. It is surprising that the exam results of last two batches are not available because the exams itself have not so far been held for the students whose exams were due in 2003 and 2004. Currently an Employment Cell has become functional with a Placement officer. It plans to publish the placement brochures and their dispatch to the various industrial organizations. In last five years about 55 students have qualified the SLET, GATE, NET, IAS, GRE, TOEFL, GMAT etc. Formation of Alumni association is in progress. Some alumni are IAS/IPS Allied Services officers, Ministers in Central Govt and some were Ministers in the formerly existing State Govt. Some of its alumni are known professional singers also.
SC/ST scholarships are awarded as per state government norms and funding.
The College provides recreational and leisure time facilities like Indoor-Outdoor games and Students' magazines. Debate clubs and Quiz clubs exist. Dance and Music competitions and Story writing competitions are held. Cultural programmes are also organized on certain occasions.
Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The College is managed by the University/State Government. University conducts periodical inspection of the College. Principal enjoys all powers pertaining to day to day and the local administration of the College. College has a Faculty Council and several committees to look after the various programmes of the institution and the development and maintenance of the institution and its campus.
The fee structure is as per government/university norms. The students have to pay higher if admitted in a course under self-financing scheme. College has an internal audit mechanism. Unit cost of education is Rs 6775 (including salary).
A Grievance redressal cell exists to look after the grievances of teachers, non-teaching staff and students. The College has some welfare programmes for the teaching and non-teaching staff that include certain scholarships also. A couple of prizes have been instituted by the philanthropists for the best students and academic proficiency.
Loans are provided for house building, purchase of vehicle, marriage of ward and medical emergency etc. from the Provident Fund of the employee as per rules. The loans are also arranged from the local banks for the employees.
Criterion VII: Other Healthy Practices
The faculty of the college is striving towards realizing the goal of imparting quality education and for which many healthy practices have been established.
The College has adopted mechanisms for internal quality checks.
A number of self-financing courses are offered.
The College takes serious efforts towards all round personality development of students as is reflected in students' high rate of progression to employment and higher education.
Policies, progress and development in different areas are discussed and monitored by various individual committees.
Regular academic programmes of the College are supplemented by seminars and workshops.
Guest lectures are frequently arranged to update the students.
Internet facility is available in the college in most of the vocational self-financing courses and students and teachers are free to surf and discover the latest information in the subject of their study.
Educational tours and industrial visits are organized. Research projects have been taken in collaboration with various external agencies of repute.
An Extension counter of a nationalised bank operates in the campus.
Section 3: Overall Analysis (Commendations and Recommendations)
The Peer Team after going through the SSR, interacting at depth with the Principal, Teaching and non-teaching staff, Students, Alumni, Parents/Guardians and visiting the existing infrastructure facilities would like to make the following observations:
The College is a prospective institution in Bihar where a good academic ambience is prevailing
There is a good spirit of participatory functioning and management in the College
The College offers courses in traditional as well as in innovative/emerging areas of studies
The College runs a number of self financing courses to its credit
There is a good research culture in many departments of the College
There are 6 ongoing research projects with a total outlay of RS.39,41,666.00 and 2 research projects of total outlay of Rs. 7,05.780.00 have already been completed
The teachers have published about 20 books and 110 research papers and articles during the last three years
A good number of teachers have earned national and one teacher has earned international recognition in research and teaching activities
A large number of teachers have acted as resource persons in national seminars/conferences/workshops
The College has earned the recognition for being treated as a center for Ph.D. research work
The department of Environment and Water management has earned Rs.52,760.00 through consultancy work
The College has its website and it has been developed by the students of MCA
The laboratories of Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Environment and Water Manaagement, Electronics and MCA are good and well organised
The Electronics Department has shown excellence in innovations
The progression of students to employment and higher education is 80%. This is a notable feature of the College
The standard of education in the College is well reflected from the list of
Alumni holding high positions in different professions and in different walks of life
The students of the College have shown proficiency in sports and games activities in state, regional and national level competitions
The College has a good future
The Peer Team also intends to recommend the following for the holistic future development of the College:
The College may take initiative of introducing further more courses in innovative /emerging areas like Human Rights, Comparative Religion, Comparative Literature, Travel & Tourism, Organic Fertilizers and Pesticides development, Mushroom culture etc.
The College may establish a Literary Society for enhancement of inter-language knowledge improvement.
The College may take initiative in inter-departmental collaboration in research and teaching activities. The teachers of chemistry department may collaborate with that of the Environmental Sciences and Environment and Water Management. The Physics department teachers may interact and collaborate with the teachers of Electronics department. The Teachers of Mathematics department may collaborate with the teachers of Computer Application.
The College may take further initiative for more collaborative linkages in national and international levels.
The College may arrange bridge/remedial courses for educationally disadvantaged students.
The library needs immediate computerization and further upgradation.
The computer culture may be developed further in the College.
The library may be kept open for a longer hours.
The College may construct a full fledged multi-gymnasium.
Steps be taken to introduce NSS programme in the College.
The College may expedite the formation of Alumni Association.
The College may take efforts for organising more
seminars/conference/workshops in the campus.
The College may establish Center For Women Studies.
The College may organise more entrepreneurship programmes and campus interviews for students.
Staff quarters for teaching and non-teaching staff may be constructed.
The College needs to improve its sanitation facilities.
The College laboratories may not be used for election purposes because such uses destroy materials for class teaching.
The CRPF occupying the spaces in the College is causing shortage of class room and they should immediately shift from the campus to facilitate academic progress.
The College may construct new hostels with grants from UGC.
The College may further improve facilities for games for girls.
The College may introduce the Education and Law faculties.
A full-fledged canteen be constructed in the College for the students.
The College may organise computer training programme for the teacher and the non-teaching staff
The librarian of the College may be trained for acquiring knowledge for computerization of the library.
The Peer Team would like to put on record its sincere thanks to the Principal, Teachers, Non-teaching staff, Students, Parents and Alumni of the College for their cooperation and help. The Team is especially grateful to the Co-ordinator and the members of College Steering Committee for NAAC.
Prof. Ananda Deb Mukhopadhyay (Chairman)
Former Vice-chancellor, Vidyasagar University
Midnapore, West Bengal
Prof. A.K. Indrayan (Member Coordinator)
Dept of Chemistry,Ex Dean, Faculty of Science
Gurukula Kangri University
Dr Shukla Mohanty (Member)
Principal, Jamshedpur Women's College
(Prof. S.R. Singh)
MCA student allegedly commits suicide in PatnaPatna: A student of Master of Computer Application (MCA) allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in Laxmanpur Koeri tola area in Patna.
According to the police, the deceased, identified as Rakesh, was found hanging in his house on Monday night.
An investigation was underway, police said, adding that the body had been sent for postmortem.
Rakesh was enrolled in the MCA course in the A N College.
MCA student allegedly commits suicide in PatnaPatna: A student of Master of Computer Application (MCA) allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in Laxmanpur Koeri tola area in Patna.According to the police, the deceased, identified as Rakesh, was found hanging in his house on Monday night.An investigation was underway, police said, adding that the body had been sent for postmortem.
Rakesh was enrolled in the MCA course in the A N College.
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