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Government Digvijay College, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh


Government Digvijay College, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh, India

Government Digvijay College, Rajnandgaon Chhattisgarh is a recognised institute / college. Government Digvijay College, Rajnandgaon Chhattisgarh was established on / in 1956-57.

Government Digvijay College is situated in Rajnandgaon of Chhattisgarh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Website of Government Digvijay College, Rajnandgaon Chhattisgarh is http://www.digvijaycollegerjn.org/.

Contact Details of Government Digvijay College, Rajnandgaon Chhattisgarh are : Telephone: +91-7744 225036


Government Digvijay College, Rajnandgaon Chhattisgarh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
B.A. - Hindi, English,
Sanskrit, Philosophy,
History, Economics,
Political Sc., Home Sc.
B.Sc. - Physics, Chemi.,
Math's, Botany, Zoology.
M.A. - Hindi,
B.A. - Sociology,
Geography. B.Sc. -
B.Sc. I,II- Biotech.(40)
Computer Sc. (30)
B.Com. -Comp.Appl. (30)
Add-on Course
Advance Diploma Course
1. Electronics Equipments
& Maintenance (40)
2. Infor. Tech. (40)
3. Food Quality Control
M.A. - English, History,
Political Sc., Sociology,
Geography, Sanskrit
M.Sc. - Chemistry,
Botany, Zoology,
Math's, Physics.
P.G. Diploma in
Pathology & Dygnostic

Approval details: Government Digvijay College is affiliated with Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University (PRSU), Raipur (Chhattisgarh)

Profile of Government Digvijay College

Govt. Digvijay College, Rajnandgaon was established on 13th July
1957 with the great efforts of late Raja Digvijay Das. Who felt the need to establish an institution of higher Education which would provide the facilities for the overall personality development of the students of Rajnandgaon region, Raja Digvijay Das donated 65000/- and his kila for college building. The college was earlier managed by the private body of Rajnandgaon Shiksha samiti.

The first principal (Honorary) of the college was late Shri.Kishorilal ji Shukla initially, The college had only two faculties -Art and Commerce .After one year, The faculty of science was also started .Right from the beginning the college is continuously making progress with P.G classes in all the three faculties. On 27th August 1973, the college was taken over by the Government. Later on, in the Year 1992-93, the UGC declared this college as Autonomous Scheme was implemented at P.G level only .Then in 1997-98,it was extended to P.G level too. For the overall growth of the college,�Jan Bhagidari Samiti� was formed and registered by the state Govt.in1997-98 session. This committee has proposed and Encouraged several programs for the benefit of the students. The college is presently housed in a spacious building with a campus of 10 acres land in urban area and accommodates 14 classrooms, central library, vehicle parking shed and other physical facilities.

It is a multi faculty college having in all 18 department, 10 in arts 7 in science and one commerce faculty. Although it has humble begging , now govt. Digvijay college is one of the largest educational institute of higher education in Chhattisgarh.

Media coverage of Government Digvijay College, Rajnandgaon Chhattisgarh, Chhattisgarh

NAAC report of Government Digvijay College

Section 1 : Preface
Government Digvijay College, Rajnandgaon was established in 1957 by some responsible citizens of Rajnandgaon. The building was donated by Raja Digvijay Das and was earlier managed by a private body. The Government took over this college into its fold in 1973. Thus, it is a Govt. funded college affiliated to Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur. It was granted permanent affiliation in 1987.

It got recognized by the U. G. C under 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act in 1988. The institution attained autonomous status in 1992.

The college is presently housed in a spacious building with a built-up area of 1.65 lakh sq. ft. within a campus of 10 acres land in a semi urban area, and accommodates 20 class rooms, central library, hostel, housing, vehicle parking shed, and other physical facilities. It is one of the oldest higher educational institutions in the earestwhile state of Madhya Pradesh now in the newly formed state of Chhattisgarh catering to the needs of aspirants from relatively backward area.

It is a multi-faculty college having in all 17 departments : 7 in Science faculty, 9 in Arts and 1 in Commerce.

It has 43 permanent faculty members (17 female and 26 male) supported by 19 teachers on contract basis. Among these, 20 hold Ph.D. and 3 M.Phil. degrees. It has 21 non-teaching supporting staff including 5 administrative and 16 technical personnel.

It offers 3 UG (BA, B.Com and B.Sc.) and 14 PG programmes. It also offers Ph.D. programme in Hindi, Commerce, Economics and Chemistry. Besides these conventional programmes, the institution offers PG Diploma in Clinical Pathology and 4 vocational courses : Industrial Fish and Fisheries, Industrial Chemistry, Bio-technology and Computer Applications.

The unit cost of college education is Rs. 5,817. The temporal plan of the academic work is annual system.

The college is a co-educational institution. The student strength in the current academic year is 1804 in UG, 464 in PG, 5 in Ph.D. and 25 in PG diploma. Nearly 20 percent are women students.

The college authorities volunteered for institutional accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore. The Self-study Report necessary for the purpose was submitted to NAAC in September, 2003.

The NAAC constituted a peer team comprising Dr. K. D. Vasava, former Vice Chancellor of Dr. B. A. Open University, Ahmedabad (Gujarat) as Chairman Coordinator, Dr. B.S. Srikanta, Principal, RBANM's First Grade College, Bangalore (Karnataka), and Dr. M.V. Bharatha Lakshmi, Principal, P.R. Govt. College (Autonomous), Kakinada, (Andhra Pradesh) as Members.

The peer team visited the college on 24-25-26 February, 2004. The pre-visit assistance was ably provided by Shri B. S. Ponmudiraj, Asstt. Adviser, NAAC, Bangalore.

The members of the team had independently scrutinized the Self-study Report as a pre-visit exercise and held meetings with the Principal, Members of the Governing body, faculty members, supporting non-teaching staff and interacted with the parents, alumni, and representative groups of students and elicited their views on the functioning of the college.

The team also visited the entire academic complex and other support physical facilities.

Based on the above exercise, in-depth analysis and verification of relevant documents, the peer team brings out the following observations and insights as useful pointers of the quality of the institution.

Criterion I : Curriculum Aspects
The year in which the college was established, UG courses in Economics, Commerce, Hindi, English. Political Science, Sanskrit, Philosophy were started. In 1958, courses in Botany, Mathematics, Chemistry, Zoology and Physics were introduced. Subsequently, PG courses were also started. Recently, the college has also introduced four vocational courses in Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Fish and Fisheries, Bio-technology and Computer Applications out of which the first two UGC sponsored and remaining two under self - financing scheme. The institution has also started job orientated and skill based PG Diploma Course in Clinical Pathology in 2000 under self -financing scheme.

Presently, the College is offering seven combinations in B.Sc., six combinations in B.A.and B.Com course. PG programmes are offered in the subjects : Hindi, English, Economics, Political Science, History, Sociology, Geography, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Physics and Commerce. The college has research facilities in four departments viz., Chemistry, Hindi, Commerce and Economics. The students have good choice of programme option in different areas.

The efforts of the college in establishing a Pathology department and starting PG Diploma in Clinical Pathology is appreciative. The institution has started the courses keeping in view the latest developments in the field of Science and Technology.

Being an autonomous college, it has its Academic Council and Board of Studies as per the norms of the University Grants Commission. The college has adopted UGC model Curiculum in toto though the university norms have made provision for 20% flexibility for the colleges in restructuring the syllabus. However, the peer team also noticed that the institution has made some attempts in certain subjects to introduce few topics of their choice depending on the local needs. Thus there is a limited contribution of the Board of Studies and staff members in the task of framing the syllabus. This aspect has to be looked into by the authorities and restructure the syllabus as per the provisions.

By and large, the alumni of the college, parents and students are satisfied vis-a-vis the programme options available to them. The programmes introduced are in contistent with the objectives of the institution. The academic programmes have to be reviewed regularly by the Board of Studies and mechanism of academic audit has to be strengthened. Attempts may be made by the academic bodies to launch multi/inter-disciplinary courses. The method of assessing students' academic standing, their performance and performance of teachers have to introduced in a formal manner. This will help the institution to identity slow learners for whose benefit remedial coaching classes can be conducted. The institution can also think of introducing courses in Management and Information Technology.

Criterion II : Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The admission for various academic programmes is made on the basis of the academic records of the students. Government norms in matter of reservation are followed. The admission process appears to be transparent. In respect of PG Diploma in Clinical Pathology, the admission is made only the basis of their performance in the entrance test conducted by the college.

Most of the classroom teaching is done by the conventional chalk-duster method. However, for PG students, seminars and group discussions are arranged. Field visits/Industrial tours are also arranged by some departments. Very few departments are using modern teaching aids.

The syllabus is unitised at the beginning of the academic year. The academic calender and teaching plan is also designed by each department. It is monitored by the Heads of the Departments and the Principal. The teachers maintain work diaries.

In several departments, many contract and inexperienced teachers are handling PG Classes.

The temporal plan of the college is annual system. There were 189 teaching days and 195 working days during last year. The recruitment of the teaching , non-teaching staff is made as per the norms of the State government and the University. However, teachers on contract basis are appointed by Janbhagidari Samiti of the College with prior permission of the government. Two departments have organized seminars at the national level in the last three years. Six teachers have participated in seminars at the university/national levels.

The college follows the method of maintaining Annual Confidential Report as per the provisions of the Commissionerate of Higher Education. The institution may evolve a formal system of self-appraisal to evaluate the performance of the faculty in teaching, research and extension.

The system of evaluation followed is the traditional annual examination both for theory and practical with a provision for moderation. The examination system is objective and transparent. Home assignments and tests are to be conducted on a regular basis.

Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
The College has 20 Ph.D. and 3 M.Phil degree holders amongst the staff. Few teachers have registered for research leading to the award of Ph.D. degree. Seven teachers belonging to the departments of Hindi, Commerce, Chemistry and Economics are recognized as Ph.D. guides under whom seven candidates have registered for part-time research. In departments like, Hindi and Chemistry, teachers have published several books and research papers in international/national levels. In the department of Chemistry, one UNICEF funded minor research project has been completed. Eight students have obtained Ph.D. under the guidance of the principal.

No teacher is involved in consultancy services. However, it can be formalized.

Two teachers hold additional charge of extension activities under NSS. The college has two NSS units of 200 male volunteers. Girl students may also be encouraged to work as volunteers. A wide range of activities including community development, health and hygienic awareness, AIDS awareness and social work are conducted. NSS wing may adopt a tribal village in the neighbourhood for its integrated rural development activities.

The college has two NCC units with cadet strength of 106 boys and 55 girls.The peer team appreciated the working and achievements of the NCC units. Every year, 2/3 cadets participated in RD parade at New Delhi. About 187 ex-cadets of the college have joined armed forces. The NCC officer has been awarded Defence Secretary medal for his meritorious service. The wing also conducts Yoga Classes for the cadets.

Besides regular activities, the NCC wing of the college has taken up a laudable community developmental work such as leprosy eradication and rehabilitation, setting up of poor man's bank in a tribal area and construction of school building. The wing has also adopted a village for its community oriented programmes. The pear team records with appreciation the efforts of the college in encouraging students and staff to participate in extension activities.

Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college is located in an area of ten acres with a built-up area of 1.65 lakhs sq.ft. The building accommodates academic complex, administrative section and support facilities. The maintenance work is done with the help of the grants from the Government, MPs, MLAs and funds of Janbhagidari Samiti.

A Library advisory committee supervises the working of the library. It contains more than 72,000 books including reference and text books. Out of these, 16,380 books belong to SC/ST Book bank. After the retirement of the librarian, a qualified librarian is yet to be appointed. In the absence of a regular librarian, a teacher of Commerce department is kept in-charge of the library. Closed accession system is followed. There is no inter library loan system.

A reading room and a reference section are to be provided on priority basis Reprographic, Computer, Audio and Video and Internet facilities are to be made available to the students. Automation has to be taken up in a phased manner. More number of newspapers, subject journals and periodicals must be subscribed immediately.

Presently, the college does not have a central computer facility. There are four computers which are kept in Chemistry, Physics and Pathology departments and Examination Cell..

The college may provide health centre and canteen facilities for the students. A hostel with a capacity of 20 students is available in the campus with self cooking system.

The college has, in general, inadequately equipped laboratories. The peer team observes that the Department of Zoology, Fisheries and Geology maintain museums. The Department of Botany has to take immediate measures to develop a botanical garden in the campus. The college has to take up steps to introduce formal Grievance Redressal Cell.

All the sports and games are practised and played in Digvijay stadium as the college does not have a play ground of its own. This year 16 students played at University level, 33 players at State level and 2 Chess players at Inter national level. The Chess team participated in Inter national University Championship held in Malaysia.

Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
The peer team made attempts to put the information together regarding student support and progression received through Self-study Report and interaction with students, parents, alumni and teachers. The institution publishes the prospectus annually which contains the details of the courses along with combinations, fee structure, eligibility, admission procedure, evaluation system, scholarships, rules regarding discipline.

The scholarships awarded by the Central and State Governments are made available to the students. Last year 372 students were awarded SC/ST scholarships. Financial assistance was also been given to 710 OBC students. Besides, the college can think of instituting endowment prizes and special prizes to the deserving students through Janbhagidari Samithi.

The percentage of students attending the qualifying examinations is 91 with a dropout rate of 9 percent. The percentage of passes range from 63 to 100. The relationship between the staff and students is cordial.

The college does not have a formal Career Guidance and Placement Cell. This problem could be addressed by the institution. The college may think of establishing Academic and Personal Counselling Centres. Seminars on entrepreneurship, Communicative skills and Personality development may be organized.

The college has yet to form an Alumni association. However, there are some former students who have made contributions to the infra structural facilities and other developmental activities. The college also encourages the students to participate in extra and co-curricular activities.

Criterion VI : Organisation and Management
The institution is an autonomous college funded by Chhattisgarh government. The college has four statutory bodies : Governing body. Academic Council, Board of studies, Finance Committee to ensure proper functioning of financial and general administrative sections. In addition to these, the institution has 16 committees for specific purposes such as College Development Council, Sports Committee, Research Committee, UGC Committee. Immediate steps may be taken to constitute committees as per the UGC schemes for autonomous colleges.

Participatory management is visible in the college. The principal co-ordinates activities of the various committees. Tuition fees are collected as per the government rules. Non-teaching supportive staff work under the guidance of the principal and their efficiency is assessed by her. Performance appraisal/Confidential reports are maintained by the institution as per the rules of the State government. Welfare schemes are operated as per the provision of the State government.

The college has earned a revenue of Rs. 4.8 lakh through self financed courses besides Rs. 2.05 lakhs through fund raising drives by the Janbhagidari Samiti. The institution has a purchase committee which follows the purchasing procedures laid down by the government.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
The college has evolved a mechanism for internal quality checks for academic, financial and administrative matters. Team work is visible in the college.

The college is sensitised to the changing scenario by way of introducing vocational courses in Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Fish & Fisheries, Bio-technology and Computer Application.

Students of vocational courses under go on-the-job-training in industries and organizations in the neighbouring areas.

The college has succeeded in inculcating civic responsibilities by way of community oriented programmes.

The Book bank facility is provided for SC/ST students.

The College is operating students aid fund.

Hostel with self cooking system is provided for the needy students.

The students of History department are encouraged to collect coins belonging different periods, to preserve tribal arts and handicrafts.

NCC wing of the college is engaged in leprosy eradication and rehabilitation. It has also undertaken developmental activites in an adopted village.

The college has inculcated the spirit of civic responsibility in students through social service activities of NSS and NCC.

Over-all Analysis
The institution over a period of 47 years has been successful in catering to the educational needs of economically and socially deprived masses of the region despite several socio-economic constraints. A large number of students belonging to lower strata of the society have had the benefit of higher education at their doorsteps.

The peer team recorded its obsrevations, commendations and recommendations at appropriate criterion wise assessment in the above section and it would like to mention the following for a holistic development of the college.

Over 50 percent of students belonging to SC/ST/OBC with poor socio economic background have been benefitted.

The college has opened avenues for the professional development of youth in the region by introducing PG Diploma in Pathology on self- financing basis which provides skills, besides regular academic programmes.

NCC wing of the college, besides its regular activities, has been doing laudable service to the community in the field of leprosy eradication and rehabilitation.

Two students of the college made a mark by participating in the International University Chess Tournament held in Malaysia.

The institution may evolve mechanism for reviewing the academic programmes and introduce academic audit mechanism.

Attempts may be made for exploring inter/multi-disciplinary approach in courses.

Remedial coaching classes may be started for the benefit of slow learners.

The institution may explore the possiblities of organising more number of seminars/workshops.

Laboratories are to be upgraded with adequate space and equipments.

Museum has to be established and a botanical garden also has to be developed by the department of Botany.

Research culture and Consultancy activities may be promoted among the teachers.

Commerce laboratory is to be setup.

NSS wings may adopt tribal villages in the neighbourhood for integrated rural development. Girls may be encouraged to join NSS.

Practical training facilities may be extended to the students of PG Diploma in Clinical Pathology. Visits to rural areas may be arranged to identify people suffering from various diseases.

Efforts may be made to get regular teachers appointed on priority basis.

Conventional teaching method may be supplemented by the use of modern gadgets.

Library may be strengthened by (a) procuring latest editions (b) subscribing to standard subject journals (c) Computerizing the functioning of the library (d) providing reading room facilities (e) making available inter library loan facility (f) providing reprographic and internet facilities.

Career Guidance and Placement Cell may be professionalised.

Skill based add-on courses may be introduced.

The peer team thanks the Principal, faculty members and supporting non-teaching staff for extending full co-operation to the team during its visit to the institution.

The team is also grateful to the NAAC for giving the members this opportunity to visit the campus.

Dr. K.D. Vasava (Chairman - Co-ordinator)

Dr. B. S. Srikanta (Member)

Dr. M. V. Bharatha Lakshmi (Member)

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