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Ram Krishna College, Madhubani, Bihar
Madhubani
Bihar, India



Ram Krishna College, Madhubani Bihar is a recognised institute / college. Ram Krishna College, Madhubani Bihar is also known as RK College Madhubani, Dr Ram Krishna Thakur Janta Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya.
Principal of Ram Krishna College, Madhubani Bihar is Dr. R.K.Mandal (Mobile 9431414533).

Ram Krishna College is situated in Madhubani of Bihar state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Ram Krishna College, Madhubani Bihar are 9430599782.

email ID(s) is Ram Krishna College Madhubani Bihar


Contact Details of Ram Krishna College, Madhubani Bihar are : Telephone: +91-6276-222264



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Ram Krishna College, Madhubani Bihar runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).


Approval details: Ram Krishna College is affiliated with Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga



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NAAC report of Ram Krishna College

Section I: INTRODUCTION:
The entire Distt. Mdahubani is a border area of Bihar facing Nepal. It has thus an important strategic and national geographical location. It is a part of ancient Mithila State. It is a poor and backward region with very bad road conditions and system of transportation. However, it caters to a long tract of population of both the countries, viz. India and Nepal.

Ram Krishna College, Madhubani was established in the month of June 1941. It started as an undergraduate college, both Pass and Honors. It got the status of Postgraduate College in 1983 in the three Faculties of Science, Arts and Commerce. It is spread over an area of 39 acres of land, which was donated by one Babu Ram Krishna Purbey, who adopted this institution as his third son. It is a co-education college. A large number of students study in this college, out of which 4373 are at the undergraduate level and 112 at the postgraduate level. It is recognized by the UGC under 2(f) since June 1961. It is presently affiliated to Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga, as its constituent college. Formerly, at the time of establishment, it was affiliated to Patna University, Patna. It is funded by the University which, in turn, gets grant from the State Government. The unit cost of education is Rs. 5130/- including salary component.

Ram Krishna College, Madhubani volunteered to be assessed by the Nationa 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. R.K. Behera, Professor, Deptt. of Chemistry, Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar, Burla, Distt. Sambalpur, as Member Co-coordinator and Dr. A.V. Shrivastava, Principal, G.S. College of Commerce & Economics, Amravati Road, Nagpur, as Member. The Peer Team visited the institution for two days from 8th to 9th July, 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: Criterion wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The main objective of the college is to provide quality higher education to the rural students of this border district as well as those hailing from Nepal. Since its establishment, it has inspired thousands of students to do still better after they obtained their degrees.

R.K.College is a Constituent College of L.N.Mithila University, Darbhanga with Arts, Commerce and Science faculties. It is a postgraduate degree college offering the three-year B.A., B.Com. B.Sc, M.A, and M.Sc. programmes along with a self-financing programme in Biotechnology. It caters to a multilingual student community and teaches three languages, viz. Hindi, English, Maithili, Sanskrit, & Urdu. The College offers other Arts subjects viz. History, Political Science, Economics, Geography, Psychology &, Philosophy. Of the languages, a student of B.A. or B.Sc.or B.Com with Hindi as vernacular has to study a full paper on Hindi, while others have to study for a half paper on Hindi and another half paper on either of Maithili, Urdu or English. A student of B.A. can either study two subjects in the humanities at general level or any of the subjects at honours level along with another subject at subsidiary level. In B.Sc., a student can study the combinations Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Biotechnology is taught at honours level only. The undergraduate programmes have no scope for horizontal mobility and flexibility. The College has provision for enrolment for doctoral work leading to Ph.D.

The syllabi at under graduate level is prescribed by Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga, whereas the syllabi at P.G. level is prepared by Bihar Inter-University Board, Patna with a view to have uniformity in designing the curriculum all-over the State. As such, the teachers of P.G. classes in the colleges have no or very little role to play in designing the curriculum.

Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The college admits students on the basis of academic records, interview and entrance test, following reservation rules imposed by the Government. For admitting students to Biotechnology programme the College conducts interviews and considers previous academic records of the candidates. Monthly tests are conducted to assess the progress of students and tutorial classes are held to assist the weaker students. The College runs UGC sponsored Coaching Centre, where students can receive remedial coaching by college teachers by paying nominal extra fees.

The College has fifty eight permanent teachers out of whom 5 are women teachers. Nearly 70% of the teaching faculties have doctorate degrees at their credit. The teaching load is thus taken entirely by permanent teachers. The college makes every effort to have 180 teaching days. At the beginning of an academic session, the syllabi are distributed among the faculty members according to their specialization and experience.

Evaluation methods and time schedules of different examinations are communicated to students well in advance through the academic calendar and notifications. The performance of students is monitored through results of the class tests and the annual examination. Results of University examinations are analyzed and remedial measures are taken when felt necessary.

The teaching pedagogy in the subjects of Science Faculty is primarily done by teaching theory and practical classes. In other disciplines of Humanities and Social Sciences, tutorial classes are held in addition to the regular lecture method. The teachers also hold group discussions and quiz sessions with the students. There is no central facility through which the different tools of teaching could be employed for teaching different subjects and different classes. However, there is a strong realization amongst the teachers to use the latest teaching tools. The paucity of funds is essentially a problem in all the colleges in the State of Bihar. There is provision for remedial courses for the educationally disadvantaged students. through FAEA.

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 are unitized to split it into three quarters. The Principal ensures the implementation of the academic calendar. The annual examinations are conducted by the University on the basis of the syllabi conveyed to the college every year. At the same time, it is a sad state of affairs that the University is unable to hold the examinations well-in-time. These are delayed on account of one or the other reason.

The degrees are also awarded by the university. It was heartening to note that the academic calendar is followed in letter and spirit.

The recruitment of the teachers is made on the recommendation of the Bihar University Service Commission. However, in the last many years, no recruitment has been made by this Commission.

Some of the college departments have organized a few seminars and conferences during last three years. The college encourages teachers to attend Refresher and or Orientation courses. In addition some teachers have participated in national and inter national seminars and conferences.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
It is a postgraduate college and most of the teachers have done their Ph.D. A research culture is prevailing in the institution. It is also a recognized centre for doing Ph.D. by the university. Presently, 5 teachers are registered for Ph.D. and 8 teachers were awarded Ph.D. in the last five years. Some of the teachers are writing general articles. There is also a provision for granting Study Leave for doing Ph.D. The college also tries to help the research scholars by way of adjustments in their teaching time-table.

It was heartening to see that a teacher of Political Science Department was involved in two major research projects as project director. Another teacher is having a couple of minor research projects. In addition they have good research papers to their credits. Likewise teachers in Physics, Botany, Zoology, Maithili, & History have many quality publications at their credit. Moreover many teachers have successfully supervised many Ph.D candidates.

The college does not have any system of providing any kind of consultancy. However, one teacher gives psychological counseling at different places in honorary capacity.
The extension activities of the college presently are carried out under the banner of NSS. There are two NSS units headed by two teachers, who have been given the additional charge of Programme Officers. The college organizes extension activities in number of areas, like Social Work, Environment Awareness, AIDS awareness, Literacy, Health and Hygiene Awareness, Harit Vidya Mahotsav, Community Development, Blood Donation Camps, Medical Camps, Population Growth and Child Care, etc from time to time. The college collaborates with NGOs and GOs during natural calamities, like flood, feminine, etc. NSS Camps are held and certificates are awarded. These Camps are organized in the neighboring villages. The students are further motivated to participate in the extension programme.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
R.K. College has a large campus spread over 39 acres consisting of science, arts, and commerce blocks, administrative block, general library, auditorium, common rooms, cycle stand. and two quarters for teachers. There are two big ponds inside the college campus where in fish cultivation is initiated. The College has many class rooms and laboratories, which are spacious and adequate for its requirements.

The general Library building has an impressive look. There are 47233 books and reference books in the library for the use of the students and the faculty. It is subscribing to 21 journals, magazines and periodicals. No reading room and book bank are existing in the library. The Library remains open for five hours a day on all working days. There is an Advisory Committee for the Library. In year 2002, 1000 books were purchased at an expenditure of Rs. 3.00 lakh. The library services are carried out manually. There is no computer or internet in the Library. The general condition of the library is satisfactory.

The College has ample facilities for indoor and outdoor games. The College has facilities for outdoor games like Cricket, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton and indoor sports like Table tennis. Students can also play Carom and Chess at the common room. Students with outstanding performance in sports are granted free-studentship, blazer and track suits. They get preference in admission as well as in the allotment of hostel accommodation. The College encourages deserving students to participate in inter-college sports by bearing their travel and other expenses. The sports persons of the college are participating in many events organized by the University. A student participated in Chess Tournament at national level.

The College does not normally allow external agencies to use its infrastructure. However, it hosts a Study Centre of the IGNOU, New Delhi. It was encouraging to note that the centre was gaining popularity. Its enrollment till date is around 200. Presently it is running BPP and BA programme. This centre has already applied for preliminary courses in Computer Application and BSc.

The NCC programme in the college is strong and impressive. There are two units of NCC cadets numbering 320. Their performance in different camps all over the country is quite satisfactory. One of its cadets participated in Republic Day parade. 'B' & 'C' certificate were obtained by 101 and 17 cadets respectively. The cadets are also involved in different rallies, camps etc. organized by NGOs and GOs.

There is Government managed Men Hostel for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students named as Ambedkar Welfare Hostel. Presently, the college hostel is not put to use. The construction of Women Hostel is in progress. It will serve the long awaited needs of women students coming from different parts of the district. The maintenance of the buildings is done from the income generated from landed estate and from college funds. The college is initiating efforts in establishing a computer centre as central facility.

There is a post office and an extension counter of Punjab National Bank in the college premises.

Criterion V: Students Support and Progression
The college publishes its updated prospectus every year. It contains the details about the courses, rules and regulations of admissions, the details of the fee structure, the college calendar of the year, the availability of scholarships, hostel rules and regulations, the various services available on the college campus and guidelines for admission. It is quite a comprehensive document and enlightens every student of the rules and regulations of the college life during the study programme. The details of the financial aids and concessions available to the OBCs / SC / ST students as per rules of the Central Government and State Government and other facilities provided by the college are mentioned. Merit Scholarships, Freeships are also provided. Last year, more than 900 students belong to SC and BC category students got the scholarships. The number of students who get merit scholarships or stipend is around 50.
Most of the students of the College are from within Bihar. About 2% are from outside the State and just a few students are from Nepal.

The College has a large drop-out rate. The percentage of students passing the final University examination is about 70 %. However, about half of the students passing obtain first class and many achieve top ranks in the University.

The College provides opportunities for recreational facilities for the students. Apart from taking part in indoor and outdoor games, the students can make use of audio-visual facilities and participate in debating and cultural programmes. The College publishes students' magazine where the students can write and develop their literary abilities.

The College has a very impressive list of Alumni although it does not have an Alumni Association. The college does not keep any record of its students succeeding in the NET (UGC / CSIR), SLET, GRE, TOEFL etc.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The college being a constituent college is under the control of the University. However, the Principal being the head of the institution 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. Section Officers in Non-teaching Departments, Administration and Accounts Department also help the Principal. One teacher is given the additional charge of Bursar. Self-financing course fee Rs. 5,000/- per annum is charged from the students. The fee-structure continues to be traditional. It is very nominal. The average fee charged is less than 20 Rupees a month.

The college has many welfare programmes for the teaching and non-teaching employees. They are provided different kinds of loans, e.g. Provident Fund Advance, Salary Advance, and House Construction Advance. The loans are also made available by the banks.

There is no proper grievance redressal cell in the college. However, committees are constituted by the Principal for the purpose as and when need arises
There is an audit conducted by the University and the Chartered Accountant. There is no major audit objection standing in the name of the college.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The faculty of the college is striving hard to impart higher education for which many healthy practices have been established.

The college has a vocational course in Biotechnology and they plan to have more courses.

Distance Education Centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University has its Centre on the College Campus.

FAEA is providing path-way programme to develop all-round personality of the students.

It periodically reviews the courses offered and the performance of the faculty members. Results of monthly tests and final examinations are used as quality indicators. The students are encouraged to maintain academic diaries.

The College tries to inculcate a sense of civic responsibility among its students by involving them in various extension activities. Programmes on environmental awareness instill consciousness among the students about conservation and pollution of the environment.

Students of the College have opportunity to develop their communication skills by participating in debates, group discussions and dramatic performances. They are also exposed to use of modern Information Technology through use of computers and Internet. They are trained to work as a team through sports events, cultural programmes, NCC and NSS, educational tours and field work.

Section III : Overall Analysis
The college which was established way back in 1941 made rapid strides in becoming a postgraduate college in the Faculties of Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. It has an excellent infrastructure and today, it can boast of as one amongst the oldest and largest colleges of the State. This college also caters to the students hailing from Nepal across the border.

It has an undergraduate programme in Biotechnology, BPP & BDP by the IGNOU Centre on its Campus. The Path-Way Programme has been in operation in this college with the support of FAEE. It also has NCC and NSS Units. The extension programme is very actively carried out. The performance of the college in Sports and Curricular activities at the University level is commendable.

The teaching and learning in this college is quite satisfactory, though the number of teaching faculties has shrunk from 126 to 72. The financial support from the Government and the University is virtually minimal; with the result that much development and innovative programme cannot be carried out. The research climate is very encouraging.

The student's progression is satisfactory. Many of its students are working on respectable positions in different walks of life. The college has to be given credit for providing good education in such a backward and poor area.

On the whole, it can be safely concluded that the college is rendering yeoman service to the students of this region. A big number of almost 4000 students are studying in this college. However, the college must work hard so as to further improve the quality of higher education in a better way in the days ahead.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
The college will do well in developing self-financing courses like home appliances repairing to be conducted by Physics; Office administration, Entrepreneurship to be conducted by Commerce Department. 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 base.

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

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.

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.

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. It should subscribe standard journals and periodicals.

The teaching departments should participate in programmes like COSIP / COHSSIP / COSIST with the assistance of UGC. A well defined structured programme for the advance learners should be properly provided.

Teachers of the college must seek research grants from funding agencies like DST, DBT, Department of Ecology and Environment. In addition a well-defined communication channel should be established for collecting feedback from academic peers and employers, which can be utilized for enhancing functional efficiency of the college.

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

Placement Cell should be established. A Teacher-in-Charge could be made Placement Officer.

The medical facility centre be established on the campus.

The existing room for Women be renovated with proper toilet facility.

The college should strengthen the Women Grievance Redressal Cell.

Arrangements for Mithila paintings as Hobby classes be introduced for women students.

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

The College may also evolve a procedure for continued assessment through assignments and tutorial works so that it keeps the students academically alert.

The services of the office need to be computerized. The University may encourage the staff members in the office to become computer literate.

The college should encourage teachers to participate in the Conferences / Symposia and give some seed money for this purpose.

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.

It must establish Alumni Association by increasing interaction with them periodically.

The college may take the advantage of UGC funds for organizing seminars and conferences.

Feedback from students is one of the true indicators of the quality of education imparted by an institution. The College should collect students' feed back regarding the teaching-learning process and the campus experience of the students in general.

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.

( H.S. SOCH )
Chairman

( R.K. BEHERA )
Member Coordinator

( A.V. SHRIVASTAVA)
Member

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