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Kishori Mohan Tripathi Government Girls College, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh
Kishori Mohan Tripathi Government Girls College, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh
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Kishori Mohan Tripathi Government Girls College, Raigarh Chhattisgarh is situated in Raigarh of Chhattisgarh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.
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NAAC report of Kishori Mohan Tripathi Government Girls CollegeSection I: Preface
Kishori Mohan Tripathi Govt. Girls' College was established in 1983 with the objectives:
To spread Higher Education in the female sections of ST, SC and OBC dominated Raigarh (Distt.).
To inculcate the sense of equality and confidence in the female students and
To offer skill enhancement programmes to match the emerging employment opportunities in the Raigarh District for the female students.
Starting with 43 students in 1983-84, there has been a growth in the girls student enrolment in the college. Had this girls college not been established, thousands of girl students of this area would not have had the benefits of higher education. As such the college has been serving a social purpose catering to the higher education needs of girl students. The college is affiliated to Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur and is recognized by the UGC under section 2(f) (in 1985) and 12(B) (in 1992). The admission and evaluation processes are in annual system. The college is located in urban area and the campus has land area 7.5 acres with built in area of 17068 sq. ft. The college offers two U.G. programmes leading to the award of B.A.degree with (a) Political Sc., Economics, Hindi Literature and (b) Home Sc., English literature, Sociology and B.Com. degree; and two P.G. programmes M.A. (Hindi) and M.Com. In addition the college offers 5 value added short term certificate programmes under self-finance scheme in: Spoken English, DTP/DCA, Beautician and Tailoring. During the academic year 2006-2007, the student strength is 906 (UG:818, P.G.:88). The dropout rate is about 15% in UG and is about 33% in P.G. programmes. Early marriage of girls cause for such a dropout. The unit cost of education is Rs. 4,820 including salary component and Rs. 292 excluding salary component.
The college expressed its intent to be assessed for Institutional Accreditation and submitted the Self Study Report to NAAC. The NAAC Constituted a Peer Team consisting of:
Prof. K. Kuppuswamy Rao, Chairman
Former Rector, Dr. R.A. O.U., Hydrabad
Prof. B.C. Sanjeevaiah, Member, Co-ordinator
Prof. & Dean Faculty of Commerce & Mgt.
Bangalore University, Bangalore
Prof. Debabrat Chaudhari , Member
Principal, Asutosh College, Calcutta, W.B.
Dr. M.S. Shyamsundar, Depty Adviser NAAC, coordinated the visit of the Peer Team.
The Peer Team visited the college on the 29th and the 30th of March 2007, to validate the SSR and verify the documentary evidence. The Peer Team interacted with the Principal, members of the local committee (Jan Bhagidari Scheme), the teaching staff, the non-teaching staff, the students, the alumni and the parents. Keeping in view the criteria laid down by NAAC for assessment of affiliated colleges, and based on the insight gained through the interaction with different constituents of the college, the Peer Team prepared its report, for consideration of NAAC.
Section II: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects
The college is affiliated to Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur and follows the annual system in admission and evaluation process. The curriculum and the examination systems of the U.G. and P.G. programmes are as prescribed by the university. However the university curriculum is divided, by the college into modules and topics to facilitate easy comprehension to the students and for proper time management by the teachers. In addition to the conventional programmes, the college offers short term certificate programmes for skill enhancement supplement and value addition to give a cutting edge to the students in employment. The admission to the conventional programmes is based on merit at the qualifying examination and as per the statutory rules laid down by the university and the Govt. The admission to the self financed certificate programmes is on first-come-first basis. The fee for self financed programmes is fixed at affordable level.
Environmental studies is a compulsory subject to all students at the UG level. Saturday in every week is fixed for extra curricular activities and for conducting unit/ monthly / quarterly tests and organizing seminars and other academic activities.
Criterion 2: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The college made efforts to spread the prescribed syllabus into modules and topics prescribing the time in which a topic is to be covered. It is mandatory for the teachers to prepare the teaching plan and adhere to it. Regular class tests are conducted and based on the marks obtained, the slow learners and advanced learners are given additional academic support. The Peer Team verified the records of the monthly tests and the records pertaining to arrangement of additional classes for academic support. During this academic year 2005-2006, the college had 265 working days and 190 teaching days. The college has a total of 10 permanent teachers of whom 5 teachers (50%) hold Ph.D. degree. In addition the college has 2 temporary teachers and 1 honorary teacher. Though the college has identified one room as 'Hi-tech Lecture Hall', it is not ready to be used regularly in the daily teaching routine. The college has included the Academic Calendar in the admission brochure so that the students know the schedule of monthly and quarterly tests. The teachers regularly attend the orientation and refresher courses. The college created a data base containing the complete profile of every student. The Peer Team complements the college for computerizing the information of student marks at class tests, fee, payment, scholarship awards and other relevant information in the student data sheet.
Criterion 3: Research Consultancy and Extension
In tune with the Govt. policy, the college is encouraging the teachers to undertake research both for their individual academic development as well as taking up minor research projects. One teacher in Hindi Department a Minor Research Project of Rs.50,000 from UGC. The Principal of the College was a recipient of a Major Research Project from Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology with a financial assistance of Rs. 1.82 lakhs. In tune with this other teachers in the college can take up research projects with the assistance from U.G.C. and other agencies. Out of the 10 permanent teachers, 50% hold Ph.D. degrees. Other teachers are also exploring the opportunities to register for Ph.Ds.
However, teachers are yet to involve themselves on consultancy and publication of books. The college has taken initiative to interact with the local industry viz., Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. to have interface between industry and Institution.
The college has a N.S.S. unit through which students involved in social service activities by adopting a village nearby, Blood Donation activity, Health check up, and organize annual special camps. The Peer Team is happy to note the notable changes in the villagers who are tribals. The college was able to involve Depty Commissioner of the district, Divisional Forest Officer and Local MLA for the area development of adopted tribal village. College also has recently started a N.C.C. unit. College has the potential to take up relevant programmes for the benefit of the local community. As the college has 2 P.G. Departments, more extension activities can be organized by them for the welfare of the local industry and society.
Criterion 4. Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college campus is spread over 7.5 acres of land which is owned by the Govt. About 17068 Sq. feet of building was constructed.
The college has a vacant field about 4 acres, which can be developed into a good sports ground. The local Municipality and Jindal group extended a financial support of Rs. 4 lakhs to college to develop the playground. The entire college land is secured by a high level compound wall. The college has totally 7 class rooms, one hi-tech room which are put to the maximum use. College has a quadrangle which is used as an open auditorium. As for the general maintenance of the building is concerned it is maintained well by the P.W.D. The college has the opportunity to take up beautification of its campus involving local people and NGOs.
A well stacked library for a college is very essential. The Library in the college has 18314 books, of which 80% of books are in Hindi, but in order to open global opportunities to the students it is better to add more books in English. Only one librarian and one assistant is looking after the entire library, and is subscribing for 19 Magazines and 7 dailies. More space shall be provided for the students and teachers to sit and refer the books. State Government is encouraging the college by sanctioning regular grants for buying books. Jindal Steel & Power Plant Ltd. was kind enough to equip the reading room with an AC and donated 4 computers. Computer technical assistant is also provided for computerizing the library by using specialized software called SOUL from INFLIBNET. The library room is under construction in the upstair.
The college is having 09 computers for academic purposes and one Lap top for the Principal. The computer centre is yet to be installed with Internet facility. The computer facility which is now available in the college is being used only by the students of the college but this facility may be extended to women from the local community as well.
The College at present does not have its own hostel facility. Some of the students of the college are accommodated in a Government run general hostel. Govt. may take steps to see that college has its own hostel for girls, which will help the under privileged students to make use and prepare themselves for competitive examinations. It has cycle stand and provided with drinking water facility.
Criterion 5. Student Support and Progression
There are totally 912 girls pursuing both U.G. and P.G. programmes in the college, of them a large number belongs to SC, ST and backward classes. Majority of the students in B.A. programme belong to S.C.s, S.Ts. and backward classes. Of the total students admitted in the first year of the degree, it is observed that there is a drop out to the extent of 15 per cent in U.G. and 33% in P.G. programmes. The success rate of the students at different levels is encouraging which is more than 80% at both U.G. and P.G. level.
Information that is required by the students is disseminated through Prospectus and through the teachers informally. Students are getting scholarships from Govt. of India and State Government. The college has a grievance redressal cell. Health facilities to the students have been extended by the college through a honorary doctor. Sports facilities are provided to the students. Two students have participated in the Inter-university meeting held at Chennai and a girl student is an expert in Karate.
Since the college is in academic service in the area for more than 24 years, it has produced a good number of talented people who are now serving at different fields which include social service, legal, political, industry, business, Govt. and other professional services. Some of them have interacted with the PEER TEAM of the NAAC at the meeting.
Criterion 6. Organization and Management
Basically it is a college run by the State Government. Management and control of the college is vested with the Commissioner of Higher Education, who is the guiding force in directing the college principal and the faculty. At the college level the principal and the faculty is assisted by the local management committee called Janbhagidari Samiti constituted by the Government for development purposes in developing infrastructure facilities. The College has to follow the guidelines given by the Government from time to time. For Academic policies and performance is concerned, the college is guided by the Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur. The principal is assisted by the disciplinary committee and the staff council in planning and implementation of academic activities. The college has to adhere to the policies of the Govt. in so far as human resource planning and recruitment is concerned.
The admission of students into the courses is supervised by the admission committee and it assists the principal. In tune with the Govt. policy, the faculty is subjected to self appraisal process. C.Rs. are written by the Principal of the college and reviewed by the Commissioner of Higher Education.
While promoting the teachers and non-teaching staff the C.Rs is taken into consideration. Teachers are encouraged to attend the Refresher courses and orientation courses. As and when the training programmes are organized by the Govt. for non-teaching staff, they are encouraged to attend.
Resources required, are raised through the Govt., U.G.C., fees from the students of self financed courses, Janbhagidari scheme, local industry and municipality. The total budget of the college for the year 2006-07 amounted to Rs. 11.26 lakhs and for 2007-2008 estimated at Rs. 53 lakhs .
Criterion 7. Healthy Practices
The college is striving hard to achieve the goal set by the government and the university for bringing more girls to the main stream of higher education in the area. The college is attracting the girl students far away from this place and even from outside the district. The college has recently established the internal quality assurance cell. It has started need based self finance Job Oriented short term certificate courses such as: D.C.A., D.T.P. in Computer Science, Spoken English, Tailoring, Beautician and Value added short term courses. To develop the personality of students various forums are made available to them like NSS, NCC. In order to enhance their citizenship role, they are encouraged to participate in various enrichment programmes. It has been observed that the students are well mannered and disciplined. It has been found that the N.S.S. volunteers are involving in village adoption and developing all round development of the tribals. Participation of prominent persons in the society in the development of the college through Janbhagidari Samiti is notable. The college is making efforts to involve the nearby industrial firms and local administration for the welfare of girl students.
Section III : Over-all Analysis
As per the directions of the NAAC, the Peer Team visited the Kishori Mohan Tripathi Govt. Girls College, Raigarh on 29th & 30th March 2007. The team with all its earnestness took up the task of evaluation of the physical existence of the facilities and academic exercises of the college. The Peer Team met the teaching faculties at their departments and found that the college is doing its best in spite of the hindrances. Being a Govt. college, it has all the scope for improvement and to serve the girl students who are hailing from both urban center and the backward areas. The Peer Team concludes to report with the following commendations and suggestions:
In spite of the shortage of accommodation, the principal and faculty in the college were able to manage a huge student strength putting the building to optimum utilisation.
In spite of 4 vacancies in teaching positions the faculty is putting extra efforts to complete the syllabi.
The College also draws the additional teaching staff locally and helping the students to prepare for the examinations with the help of Janbhagidari Samiti.
Students are well disciplined.
The college is organizing self financed short term courses in Basic Computer skills and spoken English at affordable fee.
Self financing courses started by the college show the interest evinced by the students, in learning the value added courses and acquiring additional skills.
The college has been successful in generating funds for development from local industries and philanthropist and NGOs.
The college has made efforts to have campus selection in the college.
Recommendations / Suggestions
During the interaction with students and parents, the Pear Team realized the demand for science and I.T. related programmes. The college may initiate the processes for starting of science & technology and professional programmes at U.G. level.
P.G. courses can be started in Arts subjects.
More need based self employment oriented vocational courses can be started by the college.
Trees can be planted on the vacant land.
Vacant posts are required to be filled immediately to empower girls with adequate knowledge.
Formal feedback mechanism from the students shall be implemented.
Remedial courses for the benefit of weaker sections of the students shall be arranged.
College has equipped with the latest teaching aids however, teachers shall be exposed to teach through them.
Separate Block may be raised for running P.G. classes.
More space may be provided in the Library to accommodate more girls in reading.
More computers to be added to the computer centre and computer skills are to be imparted to all teachers and non teaching staff.
Gymnasium equipments required to be placed in secured place and girls shall be encourage to use the same.
Canteen facilities shall be improved.
Students counseling centre required to be set up.
More Ph.D. qualified teachers are to be posted to the college immediately to strengthen P.G. Departments.
In view of rapid industrialization in the district, efforts must be made to improve soft skills in the students and teachers may take the lead in equipping the same.
A placement cell, career guidance cell are to be established.
In order to provide managerial human resource to the industry, it is better to start MBA programme.
A centre for guiding/coaching students for competitive examinations be set up.
The Pear Team is of the view that the College has the potential to grow into a strong educational institution spreading education to girls and empowering the future women of the country.
Prof. K. Kuppu Swamy Rao
Prof. B.C. Sanjeevaiah
Prof. Debbrata Chaudhari
Dr. Arvind Kumar Girolkar
K.M.T. Govt. Girls' College, Raigarh (C.G.)
Place - Raigarh
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