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Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya, Durg, Chhattisgarh
Address:Sector-6, Bhilai nagar
Durg (District Durg)
Chhattisgarh, India



Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya, Durg Chhattisgarh is a recognised institute / college. Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya, Durg Chhattisgarh was established on / in 1998-99.


Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya is situated in Durg of Chhattisgarh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Durg comes under Durg Tehsil, Durg District.

email ID(s) is Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya Durg Chhattisgarh

Website of Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya, Durg Chhattisgarh is http://www.ssmv.ac.in/.


Contact Details of Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya, Durg Chhattisgarh are : Telephone: +91-788-2225838, 2898846, 2351822, 2220467, Fax: Telephone: +91-788-2225838



Courses

Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya, Durg Chhattisgarh runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Computer Applications, Business Management, Science, Teacher Training and Education, Training stream(s).
Under Graduate Programme :
Bachelor of Arts(B.A.)
Bachelor of Commerce(B.Com)
Bachelor of Science(B.Sc)
Bachelor of Computer Application(B.C.A)
Bachelor of Business Administration(B.B.A)
Bachelor of Education(B.Ed)

Post Graduate Programme :
MA
B.Sc. - F.C., Physics,
Chemistry, Computer Sc.
Maths, Electronics, Bio-
Chemistry.
B.Com. - With Comp. Appl.
M.Com.
M.A. - English (30
Seat)
M.Sc. - Maths (30
Seat),Comp. Sc. (40
Seat)
B.Ed. 200
B.Sc.-Botany-(60),
Zoology- (60)
Microbiology (60 Seat)
B.Sc. - (60 Seat)
Add. Sub. Biotechnology
B.B.A.-(120)
B.C.A. (60)
M.Ed. 40
M.Sc.Previous -
Microbiology (12 Seat)

Approval details: Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya is affiliated with Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University (PRSU), Raipur (Chhattisgarh)

Profile of Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya

Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya is dedicated to the creation and transmission of new knowledge. In its pursuit it will focus on ethos of our ancient culture and shall inculcate the values of good conduct and morality. Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya shall be among the best Educational Institutions in Central India imparting high quality education, training and an acclaimed center for Research, consultancy and continuing education.

Media coverage of Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya, Durg Chhattisgarh, Chhattisgarh

NAAC report of Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya

SECTION 1 : PREFACE
Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya Bhilai Chattisgarh volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and conducted the preliminary self study. The Mahavidyalaya submitted its Self Study Report to NAAC in January, 2006.

A Peer Team comprising Prof Satinder Singh, Former Pro Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar as Chairman, Prof M. Gangadhara Rao, Director, College of Management Studies, GITAM, Vishakhapatnam as Member Coordinator, Prof. N. K. Dubey, Head, Dept of Zoology, L N Mithila University, Dharbanga, Bihar as member was constituted by the Council to visit the Mahavidyalaya and validate their SSR for two days i.e. February, 24-25, 2006.
Dr Shyamasundar was the co-ordinator from the NAAC, Bangalore.

Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya affiliated to Pt Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur (CG) covering a total area of 1.05 acres was established in 1997 with 82 students. Today it stands with 1651 students out of which 1410 students are in UG level courses and 241 are in PG courses. The College is of Urban location. It offers 11 UG and 05 PG programmes in the faculties of Science, Commerce, Management, Education and Humanities. The medium of instruction is both English and Hindi. The College also admits students from other states. The Mahavidyalaya is managed and maintained by a registered society named Shri Gangajali Education Society. All the teaching programmes are offered under self-financing mode. The College has 52 teachers; out of which 30 are permanent and 22 are temporary. Of these, 10 teachers have PhD Degree, 3 have M.Phil degree, whereas others have PG degree as their highest qualification. Out of a total of 52 teachers, 33 are female teachers and 19 are male teachers.

The College has 06 technical and 12 staff members. The College has a Central Library, Computer Centre, Sports facilities, Canteen and Grievance Redressal Cell and Vehicle Parking place. The dropout rate at UG level is 12.04% and at PG level is 10.81%.

The Unit cost of education is Rs 3559.22 (including salary). The Mahavidyalaya management runs two other colleges and one school. It is a self financing Mahavidyalaya that generated Rs 94, 26, 040 through self financing courses and Rs 3,16, 484 through interest on FD/SB and a development grant of Rs Two lac from the state Govt.

The vision of the college is to be one among the best educational institutions in Central India imparting high quality education, training and an acclaimed center for research, consultancy and continuing education. The core values of the college are team work; moral and ethical values; mutual trust and respect; honesty and integrity; dignity of labour in attaining its goals. The College has both semester and annual system.

SECTION 2 : CRITERION - WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
The college was established with the main mission of providing the students with quality education as well as inculcating in them a sense of empowerment along with values of good conduct and morality.

The college offers a number of programmes like B.Com. (Plain); B.Com (Computer Science), B.Sc. with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics, B.Sc. (Computer Science) or B.Sc Biology / Microbiology / Electronics, B.C.A., B.B.A., B.Ed., M.Com., M.A. (English), MCM: M.Sc. (Computer Science) and M.Sc. (Maths).

The teaching programmes are generally in conformity with the goals and objectives of the institution, which are clearly stated, periodically reviewed and communicated systematically to all its constituencies. The college has shown good growth within 9 years of its inception and its vision is to become one of the best educational institution in central India imparting higher education.

Being an affiliated college, it has to follow the syllabi prescribed by Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur [C.G.] both at undergraduate and Post-graduate levels, in the semester as well as non-semester (Annual) pattern.

Although the college has no freedom to design the syllabi, teachers divide the syllabi into teaching units to increase the efficiency. The present principal of the college, Mr J Durga Prasad is one of the members of the Board of studies in Computer Science at the University level. For the introduction of new programme, the college takes at least six months from the date of submission of application for the same in the University.

The students of the college have some options or flexibility or mobility in the sense that they can opt either for B.Com (plain) or B.Com (Com.) or like wise B.Sc. with PCM or electronics or with PCB or microbiology.

The college is imparting instruction in select subjects of five faculties viz, Humanities, Science, Commerce, Management, and Education either at U.G., P.G. or U.G. P.G. taken together levels.

The college also organizes study tours and guest lectures and holds seminars and workshops etc. to enrich the academics of the institution.

Criterion II : Teaching-learning and evaluation
Admissions are made on the basis of past academic records and for some professional courses through special entrance tests.

The college conducts remedial coaching in the form of tutorial and extra classes for the weak students. The advanced learners are also suitably taken care of by setting higher goals and assigning extra responsibilities for them.

The teachers at the commencement of session prepare teaching plan.

Teaching and learning methods are more or less conventional, but the chalk and talk method is also supplemented by OHP, DLP etc. At PG level field method, group discussion, brain storming session and seminar/workshop etc. are also utilized wherever required. However there is need to develop a centralized Audio-Visual facility for easy access by the faculty for use in the classroom and to develop their own teaching aids.

The number of teaching days is 182 in annual pattern and 97 in semester pattern.

The evaluation methods like class tests, unit tests, assignments and model tests etc. are communicated to the students through the prospectus and academic calendar.

The overall performance of the students is monitored at the beginning of the year and identification of bright and weak students is done after taking both oral and written tests.

Out of 30 permanent teachers. 16 are female and 14 are male members. Seven permanent teaches possess Ph.D. degrees and one is M.Phil and the remaining 22 teachers are postgraduates. The college does not appoint any part time teacher but they have provision to appoint temporary teaching staff. The teachers are recruited through selection committee constituted by the university while the management has the sole right to appoint temporary staff as per UGC norms. Out of the total teaching staff recruited, six are from the same institution and 42 are from other institutions and four are from other states. The non-teaching positions are created as per requirements of the admissions.

Besides permanent teachers, there are 22 temporary teachers with 17 female and 05 male members. Out of 22 temporary teachers 03 are Ph.D. degree holders, 02 are M.Phil and rest are all Post Graduates.

Twelve teachers of the college have participated in National and two in International level seminars during the past two years.

The college follows self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the teachers. The Principal gives the feedback and encourages the teachers to work on their weaknesses and hold on to their strengths.

The college has recently conducted two workshops, one on lesson plan preparation and the other on multimedia presentation for teachers. The college also organized a National Seminar on " Changing patterns of India's foreign Trade as a result of privatization and globalization " . on 16th -17th January 2006.
One faculty member has received young scientist award, while another was resource person in HRD ministry workshop. The college maintains linkages with BIT, SSCE, DSC and ICFAI located in the same region. The college conducts industrial visits for students of BBA and MCM.

25 teachers benefited themselves from computer training and 28 teachers from management techniques workshop held in 2004-05 while 16 teachers benefited from accounting basics workshop in 2005-06. The college has good growth both academically and students-wise.

Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college has initiated some measures to promote research activity among members of the teaching staff like granting study leave and adjusting their teaching schedule Financial support is also provided to some students for doing project work. But there are no ongoing research projects in the institution. However some teachers are actively engaged in their research work and some of them have also contributed research papers in journals and magazines of National and International repute. The Institution is actively engaged in various extension activities and also conducts programmes through its NSS unit. Some of them are Health & hygiene awareness programmes, social work, medical camps, organization of Blood donation camps, environmental awareness programmes, community development etc.

There is an association in the college named "PRERNA" which encourages the teachers and students to participate in extension activities like Education club, Adult Education, National Literacy Mission etc. The college has recently organized to AIDS awarness programmes and one on "Human Rights".

The college does not offer any consultancy service but the academic expertise of some teachers is utilized by various academic and social organizations. The college has designated some faculty members for extension activities through additional charge. It needs to sustain extension activities by way of entering into MOUs with various NGOs. This shall enrich faculty and be of immense help to students. The principal of the college has recently presented a paper in national conference on "Teaching, Learning and Evolution Process" sponsored by NAAC and organized by D B Science College, Godia on 28 and 29 January, 2006. To promote research the college has recently declared an incentive of Rupees Five Thousand and Two Thousand Five Hundred to teachers contributing papers in national and international journals.

Research is integral to teaching and therefore the college needs to encourage research activity vigorously.

Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college is situated in Shri Laxminarayan Temple Complex, Sector-6, Bhilai and is having three storied building constructed in an area of 22,000 sq. ft. with 43 rooms. The infrastructure facilities are adequate to accommodate 1600+ students.

The institution has other infrastructure facilities like laboratories, equipments, canteen, library and computer center.

The library is an important learning center. The library is computerized and open access is given to the students. All P.G. Departments have their own Departmental libraries. The college has recently started Book Bank facility for meritorious students. The library has the facilities like reprography, computers, Audio and Video cassettes and Internet and OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). The library has 13,174 titles and recently books worth more than Rs. 4 lakhs have been added. It also subscribed to 55 Jounarls / periodicals during the past year only. However, the library needs to be strengthened further by requiring more number of entitled of books and journals. The library worked for 286 days in a year with 10:30 am to 05:00 pm as its working hours.

There is a computer center in the college to cater to the needs of students and staff. The center is having DOS, Windows operation systems and Internet facility with 80 computers. The computer center opens 6 days a week from 9.45 am to 6.00 pm. The center conducts certificate courses and training is provided to the staff and students.

Although there is no health center or Doctor in the college, sometimes arrangements are made for medical check-up and aid by local medical practioners for students through a MOU. The college may establish its own health centre as a regular arrangement. The college has teaching aids like, DLP's, OHP's, intercom and Net etc. for effective teaching.

The college does not have any hostel of its own but it has MOUs with independent hostels in the town where accommodation is arranged for needy students.

The college does not have its own playground but it shares the playground with its sister concerns for various games and sports. Many students of this college, have represented in International, National and State level events. Outstanding sports persons are granted sponsorship and remission of fee etc. 10 students of the college participated at regional level and one each at state and national level. One student brought laurels to the college at international level by winning Silver Medal in world powerlifting championship held in South Africa. One more student was selected in Ranji Trophy Cricket Team. The college won intercollegiate cricket tournament also.

Criterion V : Student support and progression
The prospectus published by the college contains information about the college, courses, management, location, infrastructure, Admission policy, fee structure, code of conduct, recreational facility, attendance requirements, rustication & expulsion rules, documents required and the admission form itself.

Academic calendar is also supplied to the students at the beginning of the academic year which contains mission, vision, core values, goals/objectives, guidelines, the calendar proper, holiday details, teaching and non-teaching staff list and the details of different committees, councils and associations of the college.

The students are admitted on the basis of their past academic record and merit position in the entrance examination for some professional courses. The dropout rate is 08%, progression to employment and higher study may be taken at 42%. The percentage of pass is fairly high and some of the students have got merit positions in the University exams. During the past two years, 21 students of the college were placed on merit list positions. The students are provided facilities for study hours and other extra activities and good patronage in the field of sports.

The college has established the Alumni association. Some of the old students of this college hold high positions in reputed companies like Colgate, Hamid Khan, TCS, GE Money etc. The college should maintain a record of their Alumni and hold old boys meet etc. for seeking co-operation in the quality improvement of the institution. Students have easy access to internet facility. The college has also developed its own website through which students get all the necessary information. The college maintains a need & clean canteen alongwith a PCO and courier facilities for the benefit of the students.

The college has recently started taking feed back from the students to make use of it for rectification of the drawbacks of the institution.

The college has one NSS unit which organizes various camps and other social service activities. The students won prizes in extra curricular activities and artistic contests. The college has an exclusive girl's common room and one boys' common room. Some of the activities and student related facilities are debate clubs, magazines, cultural programs, dance/music competition, essay writing etc. which gives a sense of participation and belonging to the students of the college. The college publishes a magazine named "Khitij" with students' participation.

The college has a part time placement officer and employment guidance cell, which provides information on job opportunities and does career counseling to students. It has also an Entrepreneurship Development cell to encourage self-employment amongst students.

Criterion VI : Organization and Management
The college is managed by a registered education society, which is headed by its President who also acts as the chairman of Governing Body. The Governing Body has been constituted under provision of statute 28 framed under Vishwavidyalaya Adhinium 1973. The Governing Body comprise of representation of the society nominees of Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, nominees of the State Government and two college teacher as its members. Principal of the institute is the ex-officio member secretary of the Governing Body. The Governing Body takes all the major decisions. The principal along with different committees implement the decisions by the Governing Body. Intercom facility provided to all the department of the college facilitates good governance and necessary interaction between the principal and the various departmental heads.

The Institution is a self financed one and the recruitment of the staff and other employees is done as per U.G.C. norms and by open advertisement. During the last two years the college had an excess budget. But it is observed that college could not spend the allotted amounts in the respect of some of the items. The college has internal co-ordinating and monitoring mechanism through Local Managing Committee and staff council.

For good governess and quality teaching, the college maintains a network of committees, which look after the day-to-day affairs in the institution. The college has a Registrar to check the working of the non-teaching staff. The college Principal and the Director work for better organization and management. The students union election is held and the elected members look after students' welfare and participate in quality improvement in the institution. The college won a cash award Rs one lac from the state Govt. for holding un-opposed student council elections in the college. The college follows the internal audit system. The welfare programmes of the college are fee concessions and freeship provisions. Facilities of Loan and festival advance may be extended to staff members at the time of need.

A grievance redressal cell exists in the college to look into the problems of students and staff and the Managing committee takes care of the problems there of. The students belonging to SC, ST and OBC are provided scholarship by STWA and disbursed by the college principal.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices.
The peer team has identified a few healthy features which enhance the academic ambience of the institution which are given below:

Good leadership along with excellent inter personal relations among teaching and non-teaching staff.

The College Governing Council and the Director lend very good support and active cooperation.

Strict discipline in the college and no report of ragging ever registered.

The college arranges spiritual discourses and gives emphasis on moral and value based education.

The library facilities are computerized and well organized.

The Principal takes the feedback from the students and HOD's and monitors working of various cells regularly.

HOD's monitor overall working of the department and check proper implementation of teaching plan.

The College has computer center to train staff for computerization and automation skill.

The institution has linkages with Bhilai Institute of Technology and Govt. Sc. College and SSCET.

Students are encouraged to participate in GDS and seminars.

The college inculcates civic responsibilities in students through N.S.S. programs and class room seminars.

"Prerna" is an association in the college which provides services for the upliftment of backward and under privileged classes.

PTA meetings are held regularly to gain better under standing of the parent-teacher-student relationships.

Extracurricular activities like blood donation camps, free plantation programs disaster management exercises and awareness programs are regularly organized

SECTION 3 : OVERALL ANALYSIS
On an in depth perusal of the self study report and assessment of the academic activities, infrastructure facilities and interest of the students, teachers and management, the Peer Team feels much impressed by the efforts put forward by the various stake holders of the institution especially within a short period of 9 years since its inception. The Mahavidyalaya has earned good reputation for imparting quality education, sence of discipline with emphasis on moral and spiritual values.

The peer team consider that there are a number of features of Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya's approach to quality assurance and educational standards which it would wish to commend. Also the peer team would like to bring to the attention of the college certain concerns for its consideration.

The peer team would like to commend the institution for its following aspects :

Encouragement, care and support given by the management to the institution esp. the vision and the patronage of the chairman of the education society of the college.

Dedication and commitment of teaching and non-teaching staff of the Mahavidyalaya especially its experienced Director and the energetic Principal.

Adoption of self-appraisal for teachers.

Feed-back from students from quality enhancement.

College students union's donation of Rs 21,000 to Prime Minister's Relief Fund for Tsunami victims.

Smooth functioning of the tutor-ward system that facilitates the monitoring of students both educational and personal.

Facilitating aspect of the institution to promote student participation and achievements in sports and games.

Maintenance, growth and future planning of the institution and its infrastructure.

The college has its own 2 buses for transport facility of their students.

Keeping in view the future plans of the institution, the peer team would suggest the following for its consideration:

The Mahavidyalaya should identify its areas of excellence and make strategic plans to attain and give more attention.

Keeping in mind the latest kinds and societal needs the Mahavidyalaya may explore the possibility of introducing more courses / course options like MBA and MSc (Biotechnology) etc.

The low emoluments paid to the teachers and opportunities of temporary teachers to be made permanent should be taken care of.

Effort should be made to increase on - campus interviews especially to PG students.

Access to computers and student support services like placement cell need to be strengthened, the counseling and guidance cell can be more effective for the benefit of students.

The staff of the Mahavidyalaya should be encouraged towards research and publications and departmental journals.

As per the U.G.C. guidelines inflibnet may be introduced in the library.

To enhance the competition abilities of students, the college can think of establishing a language lab and conduct classes in functional & communicative English.

The college can plan for a Hostel of its own and a gymnasium for the benefit of students.

The teachers can explore and utilize UGC funding by submitting research proposals for Minor & Major research projects.

There is a need to have a separate playground for the college since some of the students have already distinguished themselves in National and International events.

There is a need to establish N.C.C. Unit and to strengthen the existing NSS units and popularize them among the students of the college.

The library is a very important learning center and as such the college is required to purchase more number of latest edition of books. It can also increase working hours for students on working days and function even on Sundays and holidays.
The PG departmental libraries should be strengthned further.

The Peer Team takes this opportunity to thank the management, the Director, the Principal, teaching and non-teaching staff and the students of the college for their splendid co-operation during the visit of the Team and wish all the best to the college in its future endeavors.

The Peer Team is of the opinion that this exercise will be useful to the institution to initiate the quality enhancement strategies towards further growth and development.

Name of The Chairman
Professor Satinder Singh

Name of the Member Co-ordinator
Professor M. Gangadhara Rao

Name of the Member
Professor N.K. Dubey

(Mr. J. Durga Prasad Rao)
Principal

Profile

Section I - Preface :
The Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya is a multi-faculty composite college at Bhilai, Distt. Durg, Chhattisgarh. The college has 'Department of Education' which conducts B.Ed. programme. Shri Gangajali Education Society established in the year 1994 is running the college. The society is community integrated trust. The motto of the Trust is 'PARHIT SARIS DHARMA NAHI BHAI PARPIRA SAM NAHI ADHAMAI' The trust is presently running five educational institutions e.g. Shri Shankaracharya College of Engineering and Technology, Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya with Department of Education, Swami Swaroopanand Institute of Education, Shri Shankaracharya College of Nursing, and Shri Shankaracharya Vidyalaya in and around Bhilai township.

The Trust is committed for Quality Education to prepare future teachers who will be efficient enough to develop all round personality of students for the progress of the Society. The Department of Education of Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya is pursued to be the best Educational Institute imparting high Quality Teacher Education. Further more, in the vision of the College, Department of Teacher Education is pursued to be a training Center for Research and Consultancy in the whole region.

The Department of Education in the composite college was established in the year 2004. It is affiliated to Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur. The College has been recognised by UGC Under Section 2(f) in October, 2004. The Department of Education in the composite college runs a UG programme of B.Ed. with a sanctioned intake of 100 students. It is a self-financed institution. The NCTE accorded recognition to this programme vide order No.WRC/2-32/58/2004/2382 dated, 19.4.2004. It is a co-educational institution with Hindi and English as medium of instruction.

The Institution is located in a building on total area of 1.5 acres of land. The built up area of the Department of Education encompasses an area of 21637 Sq. ft. It has a multi-purpose hall, 5 lecture halls, and separate room for head of the department, staff room, girls' common room and storeroom. The Department of Education has Psychology laboratory, Computer laboratory, Educational technology room etc. Sports, gymnasium, hostel, canteen, science laboratory and other facilities are shared through a formal arrangement with other sister institutes run the Shri Gangajali Education Society. It has a computerized library and reading room, which is shared with the degree college.

The Department of Education has a teaching faculty of one HOD and Eight Lecturers of whom 2 are male teachers and 7 are female teachers. It has two technical assistants, 6 permanent and 5 temporary on the non-teaching staff. 9 male and 91 female student teachers were admitted during the year under report.
The college wanted to analyze strengths and weaknesses of Education Department. The Institute approached the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore and submitted its self-study report to NAAC.

The NAAC constituted a peer team comprising of Prof. K.P. Sonawane, Former Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad as Chairperson; Dr. J.S. Dhillon, Principal, Khalsa College of Education, Amritsar as member-convenor and Dr. Debjani Sengupta, Reader and Ex-Head, Department of Education, University of Calcutta as Member.

The Peer Team visited the Department of Education, Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya, Bhilai during February 15 to 17, 2007. The Peer Team visited all the infrastructural facilities and support services and had extensive interaction with the Management, the Principal, teaching faculty and non-teaching staff, parents, alumni, and student teachers. The team went through relevant documents and verified the records. It obtained clarification from all the stakeholders. The Peer Team visited practice teaching schools and had discussion with Heads and teachers of practicing schools. Based on the detailed exercise as stated above, criterion wise report is submitted as follows:

Criterion - I
Curriculum Design & Planning
The Department of Education follows the curriculum activities prescribed by the Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur. The theory and practical parts of the course are run as per the university norms. Being self-financed department; there is much scope to introduce various innovations, value added courses and local need based programmes. This will help the would be teachers in self-employment and better employment opportunities. With all the available resources the Department of Education can add up some courses in addition to the courses prescribed by the affiliating university.

Large number of activities such as Yoga, handicrafts, computer literacy, cultural activities, campus beautification, social service, community linkage etc. are undertaken to supplement the theory courses. The organization of weekend cultural programmes has proved useful in enhancing the confidence level and communication skill of the student teachers. These skills help the students in competing in the job market.

Within the B.Ed. programme, limited course options exist in respect of foundation courses; methodologies and skill development areas. The department of education has provided awareness programmes in Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and computer literacy. These training programmes have enabled the students to gain market friendliness.

The Department of Education has strengthend the Indian ethical values through various participative programmes such as decoration of the lobbies & premises, display of wall-magazines and quotations and taking up of manual work oriented activities like making of handicrafts, book-binding, cleanliness drive etc.

Criterion - II
Curriculum Transaction And Evaluation
Admission to B.Ed. programme during the current academic session has been done through the entrance test conducted by 'Chhattisgarh Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal, Raipur'. All the admissions are given by SCERT as per the norms and criteria in this regard.

The representative of Principal, HOD and few staff members help the college in monitoring the admission. The college has admitted 67 female and 33 male students this year. Details of admission process are made known to all the stakeholders through advertisements, publications, brochures and other related materials. Transparency and its equitable application is ensured through this admission process. There is no provision for sports and physically handicapped students' quota.

Most of the teachers have teaching experience of 3 to 4 years. In order to grow academically and professionally the teachers should undertake research projects and resultant research paper publication in reputed research journals.

Curriculum transaction is done through array of teaching and learning activities throughout the year. The college works for 271 days and does actual teaching work for 182 days. Date of the start of the previous academic year was 11.07.2005 and date of closing was 15.03.2006.

The students' introduction class gives an idea about slow learners and advance learners. Periodical tests help to identify the weaker areas of students. Advance learners make use of power point presentation during practice teaching.

These programmes provide limited opportunities to assess knowledge and skill needs of slow learners and advanced learners. The Department of Education may consider devising well thought of mechanism for assessment and identification of needs of slow learners and advance learners.

The student teachers are engaged in active learning through use of library, assignments, seminars and practice teaching. The students are actively involved in co-curricular, extra-curricular and other activities. They are acquainted with administrative work of the school. Various teaching skills are developed through systematic practice teaching especially micro-teaching and demonstration lessons.
The feedback is obtained through observations of lessons by the peer students, self-appraisals, healthy discussions between faculty and students. The students' council gives feedback through presentation of their curricular and co-curricular problems. The grievance cell also provides opportunity for giving feedback.

Continuous evaluation of student teachers is carried through out the year. The department of education follows both internal and external assessment practices in consonance with the affiliating university norms. In addition, the Department has conducted 15 weekly tests, the results of which were displayed on the notice board. To assess the students' learning abilities, 6 assignments (one in each subject) were also given. The results of weekly tests and assignments form the basis of internal assessments.

Criterion - III
Research, Development and Extension
The Department of Education has devoted mainly to the cause of pre-service training of teachers. It has yet to develop research atmosphere. Head of the department is having Ph.D. (Education) as the highest qualification. Two more teachers have got registered for Ph.D. programme in education recently. There is a need to encourage the teachers to undertake research work, especially in the field of action research based on teaching leaning programmes. The young teacher educators may be acquainted with research process, preparation & submission of major and minor research projects to national level funding agencies. The Department may take help of senior teachers in the vicinity and organize seminars, workshops on research methodology.

The Department of Education has made a beginning in providing consultancy services. One of the faculty members has provided consultancy in the organization of cultural programmes in Bhilai Steel Plant run schools in Bhilai.

The Department of Education has established linkage with the local schools and NGO's. The teaching faculty helps the schools in providing counselling service to the students. It also gets active cooperation and involvement in implementing the extension service programmes. It would be desirable to establish college-school complex as part of extension service programmes.

Criterion - IV
Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Two floors of the College building are exclusively used by the Department of Education. It has five lecture halls, one multi-purpose hall, and separate room for the HOD, staff room, separate common rooms for girls' and boys', storeroom, Educational Technology laboratory, Computer laboratory and Psychology laboratory, science laboratory, sports, hostel facilities, canteen and sick room are available on a sharing basis with the degree college and other sister institutions run by the society. There is sufficient provision of ladies and gents toilets. The physical infrastructure and learning resources are well maintained. The campus is kept clean and beautiful with the active involvement of staff and students. However during the interaction with the management it was revealed that the society has plans to purchase a piece of land and shift the Department of Education in a separate campus.

The Department also shares the library and the reading room with the degree college. However, a separate section in the library is created for the Department of Education. The library is fully computerized. Students have access to Internet services. The library has 4025 books with 529 titles. There are eleven journals and thirteen magazines on education. There is need to pay proper attention in selecting the books and acquiring the requisite number of copies. The students should have free access to library books. A provision in the library software should be made as to provide quick and immediate details of the daily issue/return of library books to the teachers and students of Education Department. Encyclopedia of Education as per the international standard needs to be included in the reference section of the library. Furthermore a separate section of Education Commissions/Committees reports should be created in the library.

The Department is well equipped with gadgets like OHP, slide projector, DLP, DVD, TV etc. It provides access to 20 Computer terminals along with 21 CD's to be used as teaching learning materials. In the computer laboratory, the students are equipped with the skill of power-point presentation and to make use of Internet facility for updating themselves. It is desirable that these gadgets should be placed in the educational technology laboratory in ready-to-use position so as to facilitate demonstration work effectively.

The faculty has one HOD and seven full time regular teachers and two craft teachers. This confirms to the norms laid down by the NCTE. The department has one full time technician and avails the services of other supporting staff of the degree college. Salary and other service conditions of the teaching and non-teaching staff are as per the norms of the affiliating university and the state government.

As regards the academic and professional qualification of the teaching faculty, all of them have post-graduate degrees in school subjects and M.Ed. degree. Teachers need to be encouraged and given necessary support services for participation in orientation / refresher courses, Seminars, workshops etc.

A well-qualified faculty be recruited taking into account the requirement of the Department in the teaching of foundation courses and content based methodologies.

Criterion - V
Students Support and Progression
The Department of Education provides support services, such as provision of hostel facilities, indoor sports facilities, guidance and counselling services. Redressal of grievances is done through informal mechanism. The students belonging to backward class / community get fee-concessions and scholarships as per government policy. However there is no provision of merit-cum-means scholarship in the Department of Education. Alumni association functions in an informal way. It is desirable to get it registered as per NAAC guidelines. The Alumni of the Department may actively be involved in the programmes of the Department.

The pass percentage of the last two batches (2004-2005 and 2005-06) is 100% and 97% respectively. Dropout rate during the last two sessions i.e. 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 is 3% and zero percent respectively - which is negligible.

Regular feedback is taken from students by the authorities in order to improve the academic climate. They have excelled in cultural programmes at the university and state level.

Almost 5% students join higher studies after completion of their B.Ed. programme and 55% get placements immediately after their passing out. The Department as such has no formal placement cell, but it provides regular information about the vacancies available in their sister concerns and keeps a track of the students getting placements in other colleges/ schools.

Criterion - VI
Organisation and Management
The Department of Education has recently established Internal Quality Assessment Cell (IQAC) in the academic year 2006-07. There is a need to associate experts in the field from other universities and various allied fields. The Department plans its curricula and co-curricular activities at the beginning of the academic session. It has tried to develop an academic calendar, however it needs improvements. The Departments tries to ensure quality in its academic programmes. The Director and the Principal of the college in consultation with the HOD, monitor the implementation of the programmes. They do physical verification from time-to-time. The Student Council also helps in the implementation of curricular and co-curricular activities of the Department. The students' feedback helps the administration to rectify the deficiencies in the planning and administration of the Department of Education. The Department ensures quality of its administration by involving the teaching and the non-teaching staff in planning and in the administrative work. The Head of the Department of Education makes the budget of the Department and its income is presented in the overall budget of the college. The annual accounts of the college / Department are audited regularly by a competent Chartered Accountant. The annual report of the Department is submitted to the Governing Body of the society through the Principal / HOD. The Department of Education gets full administrative and financial support from the management. The administration of the Department is participatory and transparent. There is decentralization of powers and delegation of authority. It creates a sense of belongingness and commitments. The Department of Education is self financed institution. The per capita expenditure excluding salary component comes to Rs.4226.90 and including salary it comes to Rs.12066.90. The Department collects tuition fee of Rs.20000 (Rupees Twenty Thousand only) per student per year. The Department of Education and the college as a whole has surplus budget. The Department of Education is not required to raise financial resources of its own. It gets the budget provision as per its requirement. The financial accounts of the society as well as that of the college /Department are fully computerised.

Section - III
Overall Analysis
The Department of Education follows both interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approaches. It has been possible because it is part and parcel of a composite college having different subjects and faculties under one roof. Creativity, team spirit, leadership, self-confidence etc. are developed through various curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

The Department of Education could get all necessary infrastructures as per norms of NCTE within a short period of three years. The Department gets the benefit of all the infrastructural and academic support services of Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya and other institutions run by the Shri Gangajali Education Society. The Management is truly democratic and participatory. The administration is transparent, decentralised and efficient. The Principal, HOD, teachers, University teachers and Govt. nominee are represented on the Governing Body. Principal is the Ex-Officio Member-Secretary of the Governing Body.

The following few healthy practices are in vogue.

Visits to old age home.

Village Community Camp.

Personal counselling.

Organization of Yoga classes.

Aids awareness programme.

Organization of weekend cultural programmes.

Regular Organization of fine arts and crafts' exhibitions.

Inculcation of moral and ethical values through curricular transaction.

The Institution is dedicated to create and spread knowledge and skills to enable the future generation to face challenges of 21st Century on the solid foundation of Indian Culture and values. The whole environment is conducive for the realization of cherished goals and objectives of the institution.

Suggestions / Recommendations: -
The Department of Education follows the syllabus prescribed by the affiliating university for B.Ed. programme. It could not introduce any new courses. Similarly it could not carry out major syllabus revision. It would be desirable if the Department of Education supplements the University syllabus by offering few additional programmes on its own at college level in conformity with its objectives.

The Institution may offer Computer Courses in the form of computer literacy programme to all the student teachers.

The Department of Education may encourage the teachers to submit proposals to undertake major and minor research projects funded by the national and international agencies such as U.G.C., ICSSR, NCTE, NCERT, NIEPA, UNICEF etc.

Research acumen of teachers should be strengthened by encouraging the faculty to get them registered for the Ph.D. programmes in the faculty of Education.

More reference Books and Journals including Encyclopedia on 'Education' should be added to the library. It is desirable to have a separate section of different Education commissions/committees reports in the library.

The teachers may be deputed to attend orientation and refresher courses organised by Academic Staff Colleges through out the country.

The teaching faculty may be encouraged and motivated to publish research papers in standard journals in Education.

Students counselling and guidance cell be formally established. It is necessary to have formal grievance redressal cell for the students.

The students' teachers and the teaching faculty may be provided coaching for competitive examinations such as NET, SET/SLET and State/Union Public Service Commission examinations.

The College may consider offering few merit cum-means scholarships and fee concessions to students out of its surplus budget provisions.

More student teachers be trained and encouraged to participate in inter-collegiate, inter-university, state and National Level sports and cultural events.

More number of seminars, workshops, symposia and conferences pertaining to curricular development, curriculum transaction and evaluation be organised by the Department for the benefit of teachers and student teachers.

The number of female students and teachers is appreciable in the Department of Education. It would be in the fitness of things to establish Women's Study Cell as part of the Department. It may undertake women empowerment programmes along with special programs for women.

The Department of Education should be upgraded into a full-fledged College of Education with a separate campus on at least 3 acres of land as per norms & standard of NCTE.

The above suggestions provide a roadmap for quality and excellence oriented development of Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya (Department of Education) Bhilai during the coming years. The management and the faculty may discuss and prioritise these and implement them in a phased manner. They may also monitor the impact of these measures and provide mid-course correction (s) whenever needed. The Peer Team is hopeful that through these initiatives Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya (Education Department) will not only be able to improve its teacher education programmes, but also realize its optimum potentials.

The Peer Team appreciates and puts on record sincere gratitude towards the Management, the Principal, the HOD, teaching and non-teaching staff, the student teachers, alumni, parents for their efforts, co-operation and hospitality extended during the visit. The peer team specially appreciates the initiative taken by the college and the management to opt for assessment and accreditation by NAAC.

Prof. K.P. Sonawane
Chairman

Dr. J.S. Dhillon
Member Convenor

Dr. D. Sengupta
Member

J. Durga Prasad Rao
Principal,
Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya
(Department of Education), Bhilai

Place : Bhilai

Date : Feb. 17, 2007

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