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Samastipur College, Samastipur, Bihar


Samastipur College, Samastipur, Bihar
Bihar, India

Samastipur College, Samastipur Bihar is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Samastipur College, Samastipur Bihar is Meena Prasad (Mobile 9939052560, 9430999010).

Samastipur College is situated in Samastipur of Bihar state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.


Samastipur College, Samastipur Bihar runs course(s) in Arts stream(s).

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

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NAAC report of Samastipur College

The Samastipur College was established in the Samastipur district of Bihar in 1947. Samastipur is popularly known as the "Gateway of Mithila Dynasty". The region has acquired global recognition by virtue of its traditions and glorious past. The College came into existence as a result of untiring efforts of a galaxy of the then academicians, educationists and administrators.The main objective of the institution is to impart quality higher education mainly to the sons of the soil. The institution is committed to raise standard of teaching and research through value based education. The College was set up in a backward rural area in July 1947 initially as an Intermediate College and got the degree classes in 1953. It is a Government funded college. It was accorded in 1975 the status of a constituent unit of L. N. Mithila University, Kaeshwarnagar, Darbhanga, Bihar. It was recognised by UGC under its sections 2(f) and 12(b) in November 1976. The State Government permitted this college to run Postgraduate (PG) courses from the session 1983-1985. The College is situated within a campus area of 15 acres. The College runs 40 programmes of which 16 are in Undergraduate (UG), 11 in PG, 12 in Ph.D and one vocational (UG) course in Biotechnology. The College offers different courses in Arts and Science faculties through its 16 Departments. The Arts faculty has the departments of English, Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit, Maithili, History, Economics, Philosophy, Political Science and Psychology. The different departments of Science faculty are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology. A separate department exists for Biotechnology. The College also runs BPP and BDP courses under IGNOU Study center in the non-formal mode.

There are 61 (4 female) permanent teachers out of which 42 have Ph.D degree. The student strength of the College is 1972 (184 girls) in UG and 303 (53 girls) in PG levels. There are 68 (2 female) administrative and 21 technical staff in the College. The annual budget of the College for the year 2004-2005 was Rs.2.27 crores.The teachers are recruited by the university on the recommendation of the Bihar State University (Constituent College) Commission, Patna. The non-teaching employees are appointed by the university following Government and University rules and norms. The unit cost of education including salary is Rs14735.00 while that excluding salary is Rs.1072.00. The temporal plan for academic work in the College is annual system. The College has some support services such as Central library, Play ground, Sports facilities, Hostel, a make-shift Canteen, Guidance and Counseling center, Cycle stand and Grievance redressal cells. The College has till date no record of the students who have passed UGC-CSIR (NET), UGC (SLET), GATE, and allied examinations.

The College has 214 working days out of which 183 are teaching days. The working days of the library are 214. The drop out rate of students at UG and PG levels are 10% and 13% respectively. The success rate of the students on the other hand in UG and PG levels are 70% and 65% resectively.

The central library has 46,419 books and subscribes 6 national journals/periodicals. There are eight computers in the College. 3 research projects of a total outlay 2 lacs have been completed. There is only one ongoing research project of the amount of Rs.7 lacs only. 2 teachers have received national and 1 international recognition for teaching/research/extension activities. The College has generated resources from self- financing courses to the extent of Rs. 4 lacs.

The College volunteered to be assessed by NAAC, Bangalore and sent its Self Study Report (SSR) to NAAC on 18th December, 2003. The NAAC constituted a Peer Team with Prof. Ananda Deb Mukhopadhya, Former Vice-Chancellor, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal as its Chairman, Prof. A. K. Indrayan, Department of Chemistry, Ex Dean, Faculty of Science, Gurukula Kangri University, Hardwar as its Member-Coordinator and Dr. Shukla Mohanty, Principal, Jamshedpur Womens College, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand as its Member. The Peer Team visited the College on 21 and 22 May, 2005. During the visit after interacting with all sections of the College community, visiting its existing infrastructure and going through the office-documents the Peer Team would like to record the following observations depending on criteria wise inputs identified by NAAC.

Criterion Wise Inputs:
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects:
The academic programmes run by the College are diversified and relevant to the growth of the society and the nation. The College provides teaching opportunities leading to the award of UG and PG degrees of L. N. Mithila University, Kameshwarnagar, Darbhanga. Currently 12 students are registered for Ph.D degree under the guidance of teachers of this college. The College is at present offering 16 courses in UG, 11 courses in PG and 01 course in vocational levels. In B.Sc. there are two majors (Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Zoology, Botany, Chemistry). In Arts three subjects are to be selected out of the available options.

The ratio of knowledge : skill components in the programme options is 60:40 in Social Science, 70:30 in Arts and 50:50 in Science. The programmes offered to the students are flexible enough so far as time frame and elective options are concerned. The College follows the syllabi prescribed by the University. The University updates and reviews the syllabi as and when necessary. The Professors and Head of the Departments of the College participate and contribute in the curriculum development committee of the University. The College has introduced remedial coaching classes for SC/ST students as per UGC guidelines.

The College has also introduced BPP/BDP courses in IGNOU Study center. It has also introduced a self-financing vocational course in Biotechnology with UGC sponsorship.

Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation:
The College admits students in different subjects following a combination of processes like special entrance tests, interviews and academic records. More precisely special entrance test is held for admission in Biotechnology course. In case of admission to all other courses academic merit and interview (for counseling) are the two norms strictly adhered to. There are reservation of seats for SC/ST/BC/OBC students as per Bihar Government rules.

The College has provision for assessing students' knowledge and skills for a particular programme during their period of learning. The College has only organised remedial coaching classes for SC/ST/landless class students.

The teachers of the College are encouraged to make teaching plans so that the same may be available before the beginning of the academic session. The syllabi are unitised.

The College arranges practical and tutorial classes to supplement lecture method of teaching. The College is yet to build facilities for preparation of audio-visual and other teaching aids. However, a teacher in Zoology Department has developed an impressive blood group teaching Aid. The total working days in the College are 214 while 183 are teaching days. The teaching load of a teacher is 18 hours per week. 95% of the classes taught are taken by full-time teachers. The ratio of Teaching:Non-teaching staff is 7:9. The College has qualified teachers. Out of the total strength of 61 teachers 42 hold Ph.D degree. The strength of administrative and technical staff in the College are 68 and 21 respectively.

The students are communicated at the commencement of the academic session about their evaluation methods. The College monitors the overall performance of the students through periodical assessment.

The teachers are appointed by the university on the recommendation of Bihar State (Constituent College) Service Commission, Patna. The Government of Bihar creates new teaching posts on the requisition of the Principal and recommendation of the university considering enhanced work- load of the subjects.

10 teachers have attended national and 2 international level seminars/conferences/workshops. 2 teachers have acted as resource persons in national level seminars/conferences/workshops.

The College follows the self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of teachers in teaching/research/extension activities. The College has also a good method to evaluate student's campus experience through students' feed backs and utilization of the same for betterment of the College on all fronts of activities. The College has organised a conference in collaboration with Bihar Economic Association. One teacher has received teaching award.

Some departments have organised seminars/symposia in the last few years. The College is yet to develop collaborative linkages in national/international levels for teaching/research/extension activities.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension:
There are 42 faculties of the College who have Ph.D degree. 30% of the faculties are engaged in active research. The College promotes research culture from the PG level in the Psychology department, where the students get introduced to research activities through project work and presentation of papers in seminars/conferences/workshops. The College supports research activities of the teachers by providing them with study leave and adjustment in teaching schedules. Many teachers of the College are research guides of Ph.D students. Teachers of the College have guided 9 Ph.D students who have already been awarded Ph.D degree. The College has one ongoing research project of total outlay of Rs.7 lacs funded by external agencies. The teachers of the College have published 80 research papers and articles in last three years. 6 books have also been published by the teachers of this college.
The College has designated a person for extension activities with additional charge. The College conducts extension activities like social work, adult education and literacy programme, and AIDS and Environmental Awareness Programmes through its NSS and NCC units. The College has organised certain outreach programmes such as polio vaccines, flood relief work and blood donation camp by NCC and NSS. The College does not organise any extension activity with NGOs and GOs.

The teachers of the College are not involved in any consultancy work. The College in order to involve teacher for consultancy work is planning to sign MOUs with industries.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources:
The College is situated in a rural setting with a 15 acres campus area. The College has some infrastructure facilities conducive to academic and administrative growth. The master plan of the College has been prepared keeping in view its future development perspectives. The College building houses 17 class rooms, 12 tutorial rooms and 18 laboratories. A nationalised Bank and a Post-office are housed in the building of the central library. The College has a separate plan for a building to house this bank and the post-office.

The College has chalked out a strategy to meet the needs for augmenting the infrastructure to keep pace with the academic growth. As a result serious efforts are afoot for expansion of buildings and other new constructions. The College takes all out efforts for maintenance of its infrastructure by utilising its meagre fund accrued for Minor development. The College has a well planned strategy for optimum utilization of its infrastructure facilities. The College encourages the use of academic facilities by external agencies.

The Beautification Committee of the College looks after the cleanliness and pollution free existence of the campus. The Committee also takes plantation drive and purposeful gardening in collaboration with the District Forest department for up keeping the campus environment.

The College has an Advisory Committee for its library. The library of the College is yet to develop reprographic, internet and computer facilities. The total working days of the library are 214. It remains open on all week days from 8 am to 4 pm. The library has 46,419 books and 6 national journals/periodicals.

The College has 8 computers and one in the office is used for office work. The College has no computer center. Over Head Projectors and a Slide Projector are available in the College. However, their use in teaching is to be encouraged.

The Students are provided with First Aid facilities only in the health care unit. A health center is yet to be opened.

The College has provision for sports facilities like Football, Cricket and Volleyball. The existing indoor games facilities are Carom, Badminton, Chess and Table Tennis. Outstanding sports person are awarded prizes. One student won national award in the 400m Athletic event.

The College has a 60-bed Hostel, presently occupied by 30 students only. The hostel superintendent has also a quarter in the hostel. Sanitation need be paid attention in the Hostel.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression:
75% of the students appear in the qualifying examinations. The drop out rate of student is 10% at UG and 13% at PG level.. The progression of students to higher education is approximately 30%. . The College publishes its prospectus annually. It contains details of courses, its duration and fee structure.

The College arranges award of full/half free studentship and monetary assistance from Poor Boys Fund for poor students. There is also provision for SC/ST students to get stipend from the welfare department of Bihar Government. There are also provisions for scholarships for deserving students from central and State governments. The teachers offer personal counselling to students to help them choose appropriate courses of study.

The College is yet to establish an Alumni Association.The College has illustrious alumni who are IAS, IPS officers, Vice-Chairman of BIEC, Software engineer in Australia, Teachers in different Colleges and Universities, Renowned Physicians and Major in Indian Army.

The College provides recreational/leisure facilities to students through indoor and outdoor games, nature and debate clubs, student magazine and cultural programmes.

Under the auspices of the Psychology department the College has set up a Yoga Center.

Girl students also have a NCC unit in the College apart from the boys' unit. One NCC cadet participated in the in the Sthalabahini of the National Republic Day Parade. 11 NCC cadets have joined Military services and 35 have been selected in State Police service. 12 NCC cadets have passed C-Certificate and 28 B-Certificate examinations last year. The NSS has two units, one for Girls and other for Boys. They have yet to adopt any village. However they have carried out certain hygeine awareness programmes in the surrounding rural population.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management:
The College has efficient internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism by academic/administrative/learner centered bodies/committees.

The College has also an in built mechanism to check the efficiency of non-teaching staff. The College has grievance redressal cell.

The fee structure is as per Government/University norms.

The teaching and non-teaching staff are facilitated with various loan facilities like PF and personal loans from nationalised banks.

The The College has a standardised and regular budgeting and auditing procedures. The College is yet to take more initiatives for resource mobilisation.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices:
The Peer Team intends to record the following features of Healthy Practices in the College:

The College is sensitised to latest managerial concepts such as strategic planning, team work and decision making

The College has strengthened its regular academic programmes by introducing self-financing Biotechnology Course and non-formal courses like BPP and BDP in IGNOU Study center

The College imparts value based education to its students

The College organises various co-curricular and extra-curricular programmes for all round personality development of students

The College takes effort to promote general/transferable skills among students such as capacity to learn and communicative skills

The College has welfare programmes for students, teaching and non-teaching staff

SECTION III: Overall Analysis:
The Peer Team during its visit to the institution interacted at depth with the Principal, Teaching and Non-Teaching staff, Students, Alumni, Parents and Guardians, visited the different existing infrastructures, and examined the office documents. Based on the exercise mentioned above, the Team has observed that:

There is a participatory spirit of management in the College

The College offers mainly traditional courses in UG and PG levels

The College has introduced one vocational course in Biotechnology

Some departments of the College have good research culture

There is one ongoing research project of total outlay of Rs.7 lacs

The teachers have completed 4 research projects of total outlay of Rs.1 lacs

The teachers of the College have published 80 research papers and articles and 6 books in last three years

There are motivated and qualified teachers in the College who are contributing in the teaching, research and extension activities of the College

The College has introduced BPP and BDP course in the non-formal mode under IGNOU centre

Some teachers have attended national/international seminars/conferences/workshops while few others have acted as resource persons in the national level

The NCC cadets and NSS students have shown proficiency in different fields

The College has been selected by UGC for Backward Area College Grants

The Peer Team also intends to recommend the following for holistic development of the institute:

The College may introduce some job/career oriented courses

The College may take serious efforts for developing computer culture

The Central library may be immediately computerised

The Central library may be provided with reprographic, internet and audio-visual cassettes facilities

The Central library may be kept opened for students for a longer period during a week day

The Reading Room of the Students in the library may be further organised

The College may establish a Health Center

The College may approach UGC for grants for construction of Girls hostel

The College may take more initiatives for furtherence of its extension activities

The College may construct a multi-gym with UGC support

The sports facilities of the College may be enhanced with UGC assistance

The College may establish an Alumni Association and a Parent Teacher Association

The College may chalk out a resource mobilisation strategy

The courses like the one in Biofertilizers and Biopesticides, Tobacco utilization, Human Rights and Madhubani/Mithila Paintings be started looking to the local needs
An interlanguage literary Society be made since the College runs UG/PG programmes in five different languages

Steps be taken to take the matter at Government level to avoid the use of laboratories etc by the election officials during the elections because there is considerable loss of teaching days and unnecessary wastage of teaching materials
Steps be taken at Government level to exclude the College from the usual load shedding/power cuts. It is hampering the day to day lab training and practical work in the College

A course in Tourism and Travel Management be started loooking to the impotance of Mithila and other important surrounding areas

Steps be taken to provide opportunities of promotion to Non-teaching employees who have attained higher qualification. Matter may be taken-up with State Govt/University.
A proper Canteen facility be developed

The Peer Team is grateful to the Principal, Teaching and Non-teaching staff, and Students for cooperation and help during its visit. The Team records its sincere thanks to the Coordinator and the members of the NAAC Steering Committee of the College for constant help and support

Prof. Ananda Deb Mukhopadhyay

Prof. A. K. Indrayan

Dr. Shukla Mohanty

Dr. Kameshwar Jha

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