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Ganesh Dutt College, Begusarai, Bihar
Begusarai
Bihar, India
Pin Code : 851101


Ganesh Dutt College, Begusarai Bihar is a recognised institute / college. Ganesh Dutt College, Begusarai Bihar is also known as GD College.
Principal of Ganesh Dutt College, Begusarai Bihar is Chandra Bhanu Pd (Mobile 9304507276).

Ganesh Dutt College is situated in Begusarai of Bihar state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. email ID(s) is Ganesh Dutt College Begusarai Bihar


Contact Details of Ganesh Dutt College, Begusarai Bihar are : 06243-242007



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Ganesh Dutt College, Begusarai Bihar runs course(s) in Arts stream(s).


Approval details: Ganesh Dutt College is affiliated with Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga



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NAAC report of Ganesh Dutt College

Section I : INTRODUCTION :
Ganesh Dutt College, Begusarai was established in 1945 in memory of Dr. Sir Ganesh Dutt, the renowned person of his time. It is a multi-faculty college providing education in Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities and Commerce. It is spread-over an area of 25 acres. It is a constituent college of Lalit Narayan Mithila Univesity, Darbhanga. In the past, it was affiliated with Bihar University and Bhagalpur University before it came under the control of L.N.Mithila University in 1976. The unit cost of education including salary component is approximately Rs. 7636/-. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission under 12B and 2(f) and is getting the grants from the UGC as per rules.

Ganesh Dutt College, Begusarai volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council by submitting its Self-study report. National Assessment and Accreditation Council constituted an Expert Committee to visit the college and validate its report. The Peer Team comprises of Dr. H.S. Soch, Former Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, as Chairperson, Dr. M.D.P. Rao, Retired Principal, Berhampur (Orissa), as Member Co-ordinator and Professor Subir Kumar Basu, Dean of Students' Welfare, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, as Member. The Peer Team visited the institution for two days from 19th to 20th August, 2005. Dr. M.S. Shyamasunder, Deputy Advisor, NAAC monitored the visit of Peer Team successfully.

The Peer Team carefully perused and analyzed the self-study report submitted by the institution. During the actual visit, Peer Team went through the relevant documents, visited the departments and interacted with the various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and other activities of the institution were looked into. The Peer Team interacted at length with the Principal, the faculty, students, non-teaching staff, parents and alumni of the institution.

Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, the Peer Team prepared the report for the purpose of institutional accreditation.

SECTION II : CRITERIONWISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I : CURRICULAR ASPECTS
This institution is a constituent college of Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga. It is a multi-faculty college comprising Science, Commerce, Humanities and Languages. The college was established with a solemn objective to cater to higher education in this industrial area with a mission to provide meaningful education to the students to make them self reliant, disciplined, conscious and rational human beings with a commitment for the society.

The college offers 18 UG programmes , 16 PG programmes. Industrial Micro-Biology at UG level is run on self financing basis.

The college has also Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Centre. It is established with a view to provide distance education to those people who are unable to receive education in the colleges. Basically, the Centre provides preparatory course for admission to undergraduate programme and have started providing undergraduate programme in the Faculty of Arts. It is gratifying to note that this center is working successfully with around 800 students on its rolls.

The detailed curriculum is provided by Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga, which again is not the curriculum formulating agency. The Government of Bihar has constituted a body, viz. Bihar Inter-University Board, Patna. The curriculum of all the colleges in Bihar at the undergraduate level is prepared by Bihar Inter-University Board with a view to having uniformity in designing the curriculum all-over the State. However, the P.G. curriculum is decided by the university. Some of the teachers including the Principal of the college being members of different academic bodies do contribute in the designing of curriculum.

The choice of the subjects is very limited. The college cannot start new subjects or new courses unless the same are sanctioned by the State Government as well as university. The courses do not provide any horizontal mobility.

CRITERION II : TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The college has 237 working days out of which 197 are teaching days. There are 55 permanent teachers and some part time teachers out of which 32 possess Ph.D. degree. There are about 2462 students on date and the admissions are going on. The teacher- student ratio is 1: 45. The number of non teaching staff is 51 including one overseer. There are large number of vacant post in the teaching faculty while the number of vacant position in the non- teaching staff is
marginal. The workload with every teacher is 24 to 30 periods a week. The recruitment of the teachers is made on the recommendation of the Bihar University Service Commission.
However, no recruitment has been made by this Commission in the last two years.

The admissions to this college are made as per academic merit of the students. There is lot of rush of the candidates seeking admission to this college as this college has developed reputation for being a premier institution. The reservations in the admissions are made as per State policy. The students who obtain distinction in sports and cultural activities are given priority in admission. The admissions, otherwise, are made on merit.

The teaching methodology continues to be limited to conventional lecture method. Some teachers, however, do hold tutorials and field work. The teachers also hold group discussions and quiz sessions with the students. The teachers have realization to go with the latest teaching pedagogy. The college has a DVD and VCD. In addition to lecture method, they have Seminars at the postgraduate level.

The evaluation methods are made known to the students at the beginning of the year. Periodical tests are conducted to assess students' knowledge. For educationally disadvantaged students remedial classes were conducted under the UGC sponsored scheme two years back. However the same stands discontinued.

The college prepares the 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 syllabi is unitized. The Principal ensures the implementation of the academic calendar. The annual examinations are conducted by Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga. The degrees are also awarded by the University on the basis of examination results. There is, however, a gap of two years in holding of examinations.

There is no central facility for preparing Audio-Visual in the college. However, there are ample facilities for preparing the same. The projectors, photo phones, diagrams, charts, electronic boards are available in the campus.

There is no central facility for teaching Aids. There are only a few computers in the entire college. Further, there is no programme provided to the students to learn the basics of computer operation.

The college teachers participate in Seminars, Conferences, Workshops, etc. from time to time. They are attending the refresher and orientation courses as per requirements for placement in the Senior Scale and Selection Grade. The teachers are permitted to attend Seminars / Conferences / Workshops, etc.

There is a teacher performance appraisal system which is based on a 10-point rating scale. However, that feed back appears to be scanty and not put to use for improving the teaching standards. This system of performance appraisal is not satisfactory.

CRITERION III : RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
This being a Post Graduate college supposed to be a center of research is not a recognized center for doing Ph.D. About 60% of the faculty possess Ph.D. degree. The management grants leave on duty to faculty members to pursue research work and present papers in seminars and conferences. During the last 5 years a good no. of teachers have participated in the refresher courses/ orientation programmes. Three teachers have acted as Resourse Persons. Faculty members published papers in research journals and presented papers in seminars/ conferences and also published books. During the last 5 years 3 teachers have been awarded Ph.D. degree. A respectable number of Ph.D. candidate got the degree under the supervision of college teachers and there is continuum in the tradition. The college has one on going minor research project with an outlay of Rs 50000/- funded by UGC. One teacher belonging to the Botany Deptt. presently in-charge of Industrial Microbiology obtained patent for his research work.

The extension activities are arranged by the college in number of areas, like Social Work, Environment Awareness, AIDS awareness, Literacy, Health and Hygiene Awareness, Community Development, Blood Donation Camps, Medical Camps, etc. The college Planning Forum, Social Service Society, Sangeet Kala Parishad and National Adult Education Programmes Committee are involved with the NGOs and GOs in spreading extension programme. One Lecturer has been given additional charge of the extension programme. The activities of NSS are commendable.

There are 160 cadets undergoing NCC training. It is creditable to see that more than 15 cadets successfully passed B and/ or C certificate examinations every year. Further, the performance of these cadets in various NCC programmes is quite satisfactory. 17 cadets got placement in various jobs such as defence forces, para military forces, police department etc.

The college does not have any mechanism of providing any kind of consultancy services both at the honorary as well as on payment basis.

CRITERION IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college is spread over 25 acres of land and is located in the heart of industrial city of Begusarai. It has number of blocks on the campus. All classes in Social Sciences are held in Sachhidanand Bhawan and Arts Block comprising of fifteen lecture rooms and halls. The Science Block houses the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Every subject has its own separate and independent departmental rooms including two galleries in the Science block. The Faculty of Commerce even has a separate room for its teachers. There is another block that houses the Departments of Psychology and Geography on its Ground Floor whereas the Department of Industrial Microbiology is located on the First Floor of the building.

The Department of Ancient Indian History has an independent Archaeological Lab and Museum, which enjoys a unique feature of the college. The maintenance of the buildings and play ground is looked after by a committee constituted for the purpose with the funds received from development grant from UGC, state govt. and university.

The Library building is independent with an area of 6400 Sq. Ft. It has 32956 books and five periodicals. Lat year 730 books worth of Rs. 197000/- have been purchased. The library remain open for six days in a week from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The up-keeping and maintenance of the library is satisfactory. The computerization of library services is initiated. There is an independent reading hall of the library where students study during their leisure periods. The library has an Advisory Committee that decides the purchase of the books and other library policy matters. The facility of book bank is available on its campus, however, it is non-functional.

The college has large playground with an area of 60,000 Sq.ft. The college provides various Games and Sports equipments to the students. The play ground is used for Cricket, Football, Badminton etc. by boys and girls. The college has well-organized teams of both Men and Women in Cricket, Table Tennis, Foot Ball, Kabaddi, Badminton and Volley Ball. Each team plays in the Regional, Inter-University Tournaments. The players of this college represented Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga in Table Tennis, Badminton, Cricket, Athletics, Kabaddi, etc. In the year 2004-05 large number of students participated in Mithila University Sports Meet. The college team was champion in 3 events namely Chess(men), Kabbadi (women) and table tennis (women). Likewise the college teams were runners up in badminton (women), table tennis (men) and Cricket (men).

Spacious Common Rooms for boys and girls exist in the college. Indoor games, like Chess, Carom, Table Tennis etc. are available to the students. The college participates in the cultural activities organized by the University and by different colleges. Students of the college represented Mithila University in "Harmony 2002" at Kalyani University ( West Bengal). The performance of the students in the cultural meets is satisfactory.

Presently, the college has two hostels for Men students - one built up with the assistance given by University Grants Commission, the other is meant for Scheduled Caste and Other Backward Classes. A Women Hostel with the financial support of the UGC is under construction. Another old hostel outside the campus is used by men students.

One Medical Officer whose clinic is just opposite to the college gate attends to the emergency cases as and when required. The college houses post office and branch of Bank of Baroda for the benefit of the students and employees.

NSS unit of the college plays an important role to make the campus neat and clean
and pollution free. Flowering and non- flowering plants have been planted in the campus
for its beautification.

CRITERION V : STUDENTS SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The college publishes its updated prospectus every year. It contains general information with regard to the courses, rules and regulation of admissions, the details of the fee structure, the college calendar of the year, the availability of scholarships, admission rules and regulations of the college hostels, the various services available on the college campus, details of financial aid and concessions available and the guidelines for admission. It is quite a comprehensive document that enlightens every student of the rules and regulations of college life during the study programme. Besides the scholarships and financial help provided by the government, the college extends free student ship and financial help to poor and meritorious students.

The college does not have a clear cut record indicating the progression of students to employment or those going for higher studies. The college, however, feels that the percentage of students going for higher studies is about 20%. Likewise, the college does not have any information regarding the number of students who have cleared UGC-NET, SLET, GAIT, GRE, TOFEL, G-MAT, etc.

The college provides number of recreational and leisure time facilities like indoor games, outdoor games, cultural programmes, Debate clubs, etc. The students of the college participate in different activities. The college publishes annual magazine titled ' SWARNABHUMI' to facilitate the development of the students. They also organize academic functions with the help of different subject committees.

The college has not as yet constituted an Alumni Association in spite of the fact that it is a college with a known standing; and also whose students are spread all over the State and some of whom are enjoying respectable status in society. It is hoped that the college will soon prepare Constitution of the Alumni Association and ensure that it starts functioning.

The college provides employment career guidance through the services of local Employment Exchange. The teachers of the college, however, do provide academic, personal and professional and career guidance. The remedial teaching is provided to the slow learners Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes under the UGC scheme.

The success rate is 81% in UG and 79 % in PG examination and the drop out rate is 6 % approximately. The college has very strong NSS and NCC units. The NSS,NCC, NAEP, Planning Forum, Social Service Society, UNSA have taken up good number of activity
such as community development, social work, health and hygiene awareness, adult education and literacy, AIDS awareness, medical and blood donation camp.

CRITERION VI : ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
The college being a constituent college is under the control of the University. However, the Principal looks after the total academic, financial and administrative matters. The Principal has formed several committees, like Purchase Committee, Admission and Free-studentship Committee, Library Committee, Sports Committee, Planning Committee and Advisory Committee for carrying out day-to-day smooth and proper functioning of the college, internal discipline and general upkeep of the Campus. Each Committee is headed by a senior teacher. The fee-structure continues to be traditional. It is very nominal.

The college has many welfare programmes for the teaching and non-teaching employees. Different kinds of loans are provided to the teachers and the non-teaching employees, viz. Provident Fund Advance, Salary Advance, House Construction Advance, Festival Loans as per rules and regulations of the State Government. The loans are also made available by the banks.

There is a grievance redressal cell in the college where grievances are discussed by Principal with aggrieved parties and normally the solutions are found.

The College receives grants from UGC and State Government. Besides, College generates additional revenue by way of self financing course (Industrial Microbiology).

The College provides various welfare Schemes for students, Free studentship is provided to poor and meritorious students and financial assistance to needy and poor students. NCC and NSS units operate in the College.

The College prepares its annual budget in the beginning of the financial year and all expenditures are made as per budget. The finance of the institution is judiciously allocated and effectively utilized to make its programmes and functioning cost-effective. Budgeting and auditing procedures are regular and standardized, Major items are purchased through purchase Committee constituted by the principal of the college with the consent and approval of the Development Committee.

The Teachers of the college are selected by the Bihar State University Service Commission, Patna. Non-teaching staff are recruited through selection Committee, Constituted by the Vice-Chancellor, subject to the approval of the Govt. of Bihar.

CRITERION VII : HEALTHY PRACTICES
The faculty of the college is making sincere efforts to improve the academic climate on account of which many healthy practices have been established.

The college has a unique feature of having an Archaeological Laboratory and Museum in the Department of Ancient Indian History which has an ambitious plan to develop the area
into a tourist center.

Cultural programmes and Seminars are arranged at regular intervals to impart value based education.

The college aims at developing the all-round personality of the students through dedicated teaching.

The strong extension programme with the help of NGOs and GOs for removing illiteracy and inculcating hygienic sense

Holding Debates, Seminars, Quiz Competitions and organizing other cultural activities, etc.

The college makes an effort for the placement of NCC cadets.

One Botany teacher by getting a patent for his research has setup a milestone for the faculty to emulate.

The college has good research climate.

SECTION III : OVERALL ANALYSIS
The college which was established in 1945 with 11 students and six teachers today has blossomed into a full-fledged P.G. college with 18 departments, 55 teachers and more than 2500 students. It is a multi-faculty college comprising of Science, Arts and Commerce Faculties. In addition, it is also providing courses, like Industrial Microbiology at the undergraduate level. The college is located in the urban industrial area catering to the needs of these areas and also the satellite rural areas.

The Teaching-Learning programme in the college is quite satisfactory. The results are good. The teaching pedagogy continues to be traditional one. However, there is strong realization amongst the teachers to adopt the latest teaching pedagogy. The research climate in the college is limited to the teachers doing their Ph.D. Some teachers have written some articles and supervised Ph.D. scholars.

The infrastructure of the college is quite sufficient catering to the requirements of the departments and the courses. The maintenance of the old buildings need to be a priority area with the college. The Department of Ancient Indian History has a good Archaeological Laboratory and Museum. The Science departments have the laboratories that need to be better equipped.

There are two hostels for the boys and one womens' hostel is under construction. The facilities in the hostel are satisfactory. The students of the college are participating in the University and Regional Level Competitions in various spheres. The organization and management of this college is like any other constituent college of the State university of Bihar. However, the Principal, with the help of his team, is managing the affairs of the

college in a proper democratic manner.
On the whole, it can be said that the college is striving hard to provide better education in spite of many limitations. It is hoped, the college will be able to improve the
financial health and, thereby further march towards proper quality education.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
The vacant positions of the teachers should be filled up immediately so that the teaching work does not suffer.

The college may think of introducing courses like Home Science, Fine Arts, Performing Art, Embroidery, Cutting and Tailoring etc. to provide employment opportunities to women students.

Some of the future vacancies of the Teachers and Clerical cadre may preferably be filled up by women candidates.

The college will do well in developing self-financing courses like home appliances repairing Office administration, Entrepreneurship / Computer application etc. These courses will provide vocation for the students as well as resources for the development of the institution.

It should approach the Agriculture and Horticulture departments for starting short-term courses, like fruit and vegetable preservation, farm machinery and tools repairs, fish culture, bee keeping, etc. as per local needs as this is the need of the region which has a strong agrarian industrial base.

Teachers must be encouraged to utilize multi-media and other facilities to improve upon their teaching pedagogy. Internet facility should be provided in the departments.
There is need to improve upon the hostel facilities. It will be appreciated if Internet facility could be provided in the hostels. Efforts may be made to improve different services in the hostels.

It may set up a language laboratory for the benefit of English and Hindi departments which would be much helpful as majority of the students have rural background.

It must establish a commerce laboratory which would pave way for better understanding of the subject.

The library system needs to be upgraded. The library should be connected to other libraries through Internet. The academic climate in the library could be improved by providing better furniture, better lighting system, good reading rooms, micro-filming, and Internet facility. The library services need to be computerized. Facility of Reprography be provided. It should subscribe standard journals and periodicals.

The college should strengthen the student feed back mechanism and implement students' assessment of faculty performance and also assessment of their work through self-appraisal.

The office working should be computerized. The college may encourage the staff members
in the office to become computer literate.

The college should encourage teachers to participate in the Conferences / Symposia.
Teachers should be encouraged to publish papers / articles in the national / international research journals and reputed magazines.

Sports Complex, Multipurpose Gymnasium should be constructed. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India, could be contacted to get grants on this account.

There is a need to establish Alumni Association with a view to increase interaction with them.

Laboratories be well equipped for better practical training.

The college may consider to open Environment and Water Management as vocational subject in the department of chemistry by approaching Barauni Oil refinery for funding.

The members of the Peer Team would like to place on record their sincere thanks to the Principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents of the students and alumni for their unqualified support and assistance during the visit of NAAC Peer Team.

( H.S. SOCH )
Chairman

( M.D.P. RAO )
Member Coordinator

( SUBIR KUMAR BASU)
Member

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