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Shri Krishan Mahila College, Begusarai, Bihar
Begusarai
Bihar, India
Pin Code : 851101


Shri Krishan Mahila College, Begusarai Bihar is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Shri Krishan Mahila College, Begusarai Bihar is Awadhesh Kr. Singh (Mobile 9431861501).

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


Contact Details of Shri Krishan Mahila College, Begusarai Bihar are : 06243-222163



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Approval details: Shri Krishan Mahila College is affiliated with Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga



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NAAC report of Shri Krishan Mahila College

Section I : INTRODUCTION :
S.K. Mahila College, Begusarai was established in 1958. It is a constituent college of Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga. This college is the only one in the district which is being run exclusively for the women students to receive higher education. Begusarai is basically an industrial town. In this city, there is Barauni Refinery, Thermal Power Station and some other industries. Earlier, this college had been affiliated to Bhagalpur University. The institution caters to the undergraduate programmes in the Faculties of Arts and Sciences. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission under 2(f) since June 1975 and is getting the grants from the UGC as per rules. The unit cost of education including salary component is approximately Rs. 6,361/-.

S.K. Mahila 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, Prof. 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 17th to 18th 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 inputs received from the college, and, further, 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
The college aims at providing undergraduate education to the women students of this region right from its inception, i.e. about 50 years back. It is with this aim it started as an Arts college and subsequently Science Faculty was added to this college. To that extent, it is successful as till today it continues to be the exclusive women college in this district.

The college runs two faculty programmes at the UG level. In the Faculty of Arts provision for teaching of honours and general course in Economics, Political Science, Philosophy, Home Science, Music, Hindi, English, Urdu, Sanskrit and History exists. In the faculty of Scince, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, and Zoology are taught as honours as well as general subjects. In total, 15 programmes are offered by the college. In addition, a self-financing vocational course in Industrial Fish and Fisheries at the undergraduate level is also offered.

National language Hindi is a compulsory subject. In addition, the students can take up any three subjects from Economics, Political Science, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Home Science, Music, Elective Hindi, Elective Urdu, Sanskrit and English, provided no student opts for more than two languages out of the Elective three subjects. In the Faculty of Science, national language Hindi is compulsory in Ist and IInd Year, the General Knowledge in IIIrd Year. In addition, there are two options for the students in this faculty, first is Chemistry, Botany & Zoology and second one is Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

The detailed syllabi 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 at the undergraduate level in Bihar is prepared by Bihar Inter-University Board with a view to having uniformity in designing the curriculum all-over the State. This syllabi is straight away approved by the Chancellor of the universities under Section 5(2) of Inter-University Board Act, 1982. The college cannot start new subjects or new courses unless the same are sanctioned by the State Government. Though the college doesn't have freedom to start any new programme of study it can submit a proposal and seek approval of the university to introduce need based new courses on self financing bassis.

Criterion II : TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The teaching faculty of the college comprises of 16 teachers as against 28 sanctioned posts. On date, 12 positions of Lecturers are vacant. Surprisingly, the non-teaching staff has a strength of 29 positions and only two are vacant. The ratio between the teaching and non-teaching staff is 3:5 approximately. In the absence of requisite no. of teachers the academic work is bound to suffer. The number of students studying at the present in the college is about 1000. The number of teaching days in the college is 194 whereas the number of working days is 244.

The admissions in this college are made as per rules framed by the University. Basically, the admissions are made on the strength of academic merit obtained by the students in the last examination. Students performing and achieving in sports and co-curricular activities are given some preference. The reservation policy of admission, as laid down by the Government of Bihar is followed. Some seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes, Other Backward Classes, handicapped, sports persons, etc.

The conventional lecture method of teaching is followed in the college. However, in Departments of Science, faculty use of models and charts to supplement lectures from time to time. The teachers also hold group discussions and quiz sessions with the students. The teachers have realization that they need to adopt the latest teaching pedagogy. There is no provision for any bridge or remedial courses to the educationally disadvantaged students. However there is provision for tutorial classes.

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 to split it into three quarters. The Principal ensures the implementation of the academic calendar. The college also holds class house tests, monthly tests, quarterly tests in order to ensure that students continue to study properly. The annual examinations are conducted by Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga on the basis of the syllabi conveyed to the college every year. The degrees are also awarded by the University. The result of students who joined in 2001, has been declared; whereas the examination result of students admitted in the year 2002-03 are yet to be declared. Two years' lag continues to exist in admission year and examination year. The methodology of evaluation is explained to the students at the time of admission.

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.

There is no central facility for teaching Aids. There is only one computer in the entire college and there is no programme provided to the students to learn the basics of computer operation. The workload with every teacher is 24 to 30 periods a week..
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. The college may organize some faculty development programmes, seminars and depute more teachers to participate in seminars and conferences at the state and national levels.

There is teacher performance appraisal system which is based on a 10-point rating scale. However, that feed back appears to be scanty. The evidence of its use is not there.

Criterion III : RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
About 50% of the teachers posses Ph.D. degree. The college being an undergraduate one is not a recognized center for Ph.D. programme and research is not a significant activity. Though there are no ongoing research projects a few teachers have research publications and publication of books. Two teachers are guiding candidates for the award of Ph.D. degree . One teacher had a minor research project with an outlay of Rs. 50000/- which has since been completed.

For extension activities a faculty member of a college is put in additional charge and programmes like health and hygiene awareness, AIDS awareness, environment awareness were taken up through NSS and Nehru Yuva Kendra. Essay competitions, Quiz contests, Seminars on socio political issues are also organized. The college may plan more extension activities in collaboration with NGOS and GOS.

Criterion IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college is spread over 5 acres of land and is located in the heart of industrial city of Begusarai. There is a lot of greenery on the college campus. It has also some Lichi and Mango trees. The college has generated an income of Rs. 18000/- by way of sale of fruits for the next 3 years.

The college has a few no. of building for class room of science, humanities, laboratories and library. Barauni Oil refinery , Begusarai helped the college by way of constructing principal's chamber and teachers' staff room. One Ahluwalia hall was funded by one M.P. of Rajya Sabha where as another M.L.C. helped the college in the construction one students' common room.

The college authority has taken special care for keeping the campus beautiful and pollution free by plantation of trees and flower plants. The permanent gardeners looks after the maintenance of the garden.

The college has a central library with 14086 books. The library works for 6 days in a week from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. The working of the library is supervised by library advisory committee. The college has purchased 597 books during the academic session 2003-04 with a cost of Rs. 73224/. Last year books worth of Rs. 61000/- have been purchased.

The original hostel of the college is being used for miscellaneous purposes. The Harijan hostel constructed by welfare department is used for class room teaching as no students preferred to take admission in the hostel.

The college students are basically participating in Table-Tennis and Athletics. College Table-Tennis team reaches semi-finals round. It also won the Championship in Table-Tennis conducted by the university. In addition, 10 of its students got prizes in Athletics. Players of different games are given some incentives, like relaxation in tuition fee. The provision for indoor games also exists in the college in the games like, Chess, Carom, Table-Tennis, etc. The college encourages the students to play Kabaddi, Kho-Kho and Athletics. Two students of the college participated in regional Table tennis competition and 18 students in the university sports in the year 2004. They also participate in cultural activities in the functions at district level.

Health services are not available on the campus. However, in case of emergency, the services of the doctors residing in the neighborhood areas are consulted and free services are provided to the students and staff.

The college participates in the cultural activities organized by the University and by different colleges. Artists of this college some times secure positions in the University Cultural Meets.

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 the various services available on the college campus, and financial aids which are available to the students from Central and State Government and other agencies are mentioned. It is quite a comprehensive document that enlightens every student of the rules and regulations of college life during the study programme. The details of Merit Scholarships, Freeships and Stipends for Scheduled Caste and Schedule Tribes students are also mentioned. The college extends free studentship to poor and meritorious students. Beside the scholarship stipend are provided by the govt. In the batch 2001-02, 56 students got free studentship, 31 got stipend from the State Government, while 5 students got some financial aid out of college funds.

The college does not have any record with them which indicates students' progression to higher studies or employment or record indicating that the candidates, subsequently, have passed UGC-NET, SLET, ICS, GRE, G-MAT, TOFEL and others.

The college does not have a regular Employment Cell or an Employment Officer or a teacher specifically appointed or given an additional charge to provide career counselling. However, there is good interaction between teachers and the students. Students seek guidance of the teachers at personal, educational and professional level. Career guidance and information are available to the students in the form of notices put up on the college Notice Boards from time to time.

Recreational and leisure time facilities are available to the students in the form of indoor games, cultural programmes, debate club. These activities are organized from time to time wherein good number of students participate. It is creditable to note that the students of this college do get some positions in sports and co-curricular activities. The students of the college participate in different activities and bring laurels to the college.

The percentage of students appearing for the qualifying examination is 89.5% and the drop out is marginal which is appreciated.The students take active part in Sports and various extension activities.

There is no Alumni Association in the college.

Criterion VI : ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
The college being a constituent college of Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga is directly under the control of the University. Course curriculum is designed by Bihar Inter-University Board, Patna. At the same time, the guidelines for admission, conducting of examination, awarding degrees, all this is controlled by the University.

The State Government has also control over the college in the matter of employment.

The teaching posts are filled by Bihar University Service Commission. The fee structure, though approved by the University, is basically decided by the Government. The college provides relaxation in tuition fees to the weaker sections, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates.

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 College Principal, with the help of senior teaching and non-teaching colleagues, looks into the grievances of students and staff. After proper hearing, these are normally resolved amicably. However the grievance redressal cell may be formalized.

The college has many welfare programmes for the teaching and non-teaching employees. They are permitted to draw different kinds of loans, viz. Provident Fund Advance, Salary Advance, House Construction Advance, Festival Loans according to the State Government rules. Teachers also get loans from the Cooperative College Society. The college also arranges loans to its regular members through the banks. The facility of health checkup for the students is available though no health center exists in the college.

The college prepares annual budget every year and expenditure is made as per the budget. There is a purchase committee in the college. Major items are purchased by observing usual formalities through the purchase committee.

Criterion VII : HEALTHY PRACTICES
The faculty of the college is striving hard to impart higher education for which many healthy practices have been established.
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The college aims at developing the all-round personality of the students through dedicated teaching, organization of various academic, cultural, co-curricular activities.

The college is keeping the campus neat, clean and green with the help of students, gardeners and class-IV employees.

The cultural and co- curricular activities, regular visits by scholars and eminent personalities, value based topic lectures are arranged to impart value based education.

The college organized various competitions to develop all round personalty of the students.

The college inculcates the civic responsibility by activities undertaken by NSS and Nehru Yuva Kendra.

Writing thematic songs and composition of music have brought reputation and laurels to the college.

Section III : OVERALL ANALYSIS
The college which was established way back in 1958 as a single faculty (Arts), today can take a legitimate pride that it has about a thousand students on its rolls. Further, it added Science Faculty in the year 1988 for starting undergraduate programme.

However, after 1988, it could not start any PG programme or add Commerce Faculty in this college. With the help of UGC grant, it started a self-financing vocational course in Industrial Fish and Fisheries in year 2002. The course curriculum is decided by an expert body constituted by the State Government, wherein experts of different universities are invited for curriculum formulation on a uniformity basis.

The teaching pedagogy in this college is traditional based limited to teaching by lecture method. However, some times quiz competitions, classroom discussions are organized.
The central Audio-Visual aids facility is more or less missing. The college holds classroom tests, however, there is a lag of two years in the admission and examination.

The teaching-learning otherwise can be said as satisfactory. Good pass percentage is an indictor of better education.

The college, at the moment, does not have any feed back or any inbuilt mechanism with the help of which they can say about students' progression to higher studies or placements. It is their guess work that about 10% students join services or go in for higher education; as they feel, women students get married after graduation.

Infrastructure with the college is just being managed by the college. The laboratories are not well equipped on account of low grants or financial help. The building, otherwise, is satisfactory. There is lot of greenery and fruit trees in Mango and Lichi on the campus. The extension activities of the college are satisfactory.

On the whole, it can be safely said that this college is keeping its popularity in the district to attract women students from different parts of the district to join this college. No doubt, they are keen to provide quality education but, on account of shortage of teachers, they are unable to do so.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
All vacant teaching positions required to be filled up immediately.

The college may consider introducing PG courses in such subjects where there is a demand by women students.

Teachers may be encouraged to utilize multi-media and other facilities to improve upon their teaching pedagogy. Internet facility should be provided in the departments.

Hostel facilities be provided to needy students.

Science laboratories be properly eqipped.

The college may approach the Horticulture department 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 industrial base.

The college may think of introducing courses like Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Performing Art, Embroidery, Cutting and Tailoring, vocational course in Computer Application and Communicative English to provide employment opportunities to the girls.

Preference may be given to the women candidates for filling up vacancies in the non-teaching side.

The library 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.

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

The college may establish Computer Centre on the campus.

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

The college should approach the sports department for financing the college by way of better playgrounds and appoint coaches in different games.

The college may plan for organizing coaching classes to make the students face the competitive examinations comfortably.

Proper Career Counselling and Guidance Cell may be established. For this purpose the District Employment Officer may be involved.

The college is advised to establish Grievance Redressal Cell.

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

Incentives be provided to teachers for carrying research work and teachers be encouraged to participate in more seminars and conferences.

Self appraisal of teachers and students' evaluation of teachers be formalized.

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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