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Bahauddin Government Science College, Junagadh, Gujarat
Bahauddin Government Science College, Junagadh, Gujarat
Address:Near Bhutnath Temple, Junagadh, Gujarat
Bahauddin Government Science College, Junagadh is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Bahauddin Government Science College, Junagadh is R. P. Bhatt.
Bahauddin Government Science College, Junagadh is situated in Junagadh of Gujarat state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Bahauddin Government Science College, Junagadh are 9426975482.
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Contact Details of Bahauddin Government Science College, Junagadh are : Telephone: +91-285-2675731
Bahauddin Government Science College, Junagadh runs course(s) in science stream(s).
Bahauddin Government Science College is affiliated with Saurashtra University, Rajkot (Gujarat)
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NAAC report of Bahauddin Government Science CollegeSECTION I: PREFACE
Bahauddin Government Science College, Junagadh is the oldest college of the science in the entire Saurashtra - Sorath region of the Gujarat State. It was established in 1902 by visionary Vazir of Sorath state, Shri Bahauddin. Later, on June 01, 1983 the 'Bahauddin College' (composite) was bifurcated into 'Bahauddin Arts College' and 'Bahauddin Science College' by the Government of Gujarat state and was put under the commissionerate of Higher Education. Initially it was affiliated to Bombay University, Bombay and presently it is affiliated to the Saurashtra University, Rajkot. The college is located in urban setting covering an area of 1.5 acres. It is a co-educational institution. The main objective of the institute was to cater the needs of the higher education of the people of the area that would have strong vocational value and job potentials. The college was recognized by the UGC under 2(f) on 18-02-1992 and 12(B) on 18-06-1997. It has 40 permanent teaching staff, 27 administrative staff and 02 technical staff members.
The college currently runs five B.Sc courses - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology. It also runs two M.Sc. courses - Botany and Zoology. The feeder zone of the college is Junagadh and its surrounding areas. The support services includes Central Library, Boys Hostel, Sports fields, NCC, NSS, laboratories etc.
The institute volunteered to be assessed by NAAC, Bangalore and submitted its self-study report on January 18, 2007 for the purpose. The Peer Team was constituted by the NAAC to visit the institute and validate the self study report. The Peer Team consisted of Dr. C.K.Sharma, former Vice-Chancellor, Awadesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh as Chairperson; Prof. S.C.Dhuttargaon, Principal, Shriman Bhausaheb Zadbuke Mahavidhyalaya, Barshi, Dist. Solapur, Maharashtra as member co-ordinator and Dr.Neelima Dahiya, Professor, Department of History, M.D.University, Rohtak, Haryana as member. Mr.B.S.Madhukar Deputy Advisor, NAAC was the co-ordinator at NAAC, Bangalore.
The Peer Team visited the college on 23rd and 24th march 2007 and examined in detail the performance of the college, its infrastructure, curricular and co-curricular programmes and other relevant aspect of its functioning. The Team also examined in detail the documentary evidence related to the academic governance and administration. The Peer Team interacted with the Principal, the faculty, the non-teaching staff, the students, the alumni and parents to gain a deeper understanding of the functioning of the institution. Based on the above exercise and keeping in view the seven criteria identified by the NAAC, the assessment of the institution is presented in the following pages:
SECTION II: CRITERION WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The institute functions in consonance with the goals and objectives of the institution. The Institute offers basic subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, and Zoology at B.Sc. level & Botany and Zoology at M.Sc. level. The teacher of the college plays an important role in framing the curricular of their respective subjects as Heads of Departments are members of Board of Studies. The Principal of the college is the Chairperson of the undergraduate (U.G.) Board of Studies in Chemistry.
The teachers upgrade their skills by participating in seminar, conference, workshop, orientation programmes and refresher courses. It is praiseworthy to note that a few staff members have attended international seminars and have patents to their credit. It has definitely helped the particular Department to impart the quality education. The college has evolved an institutional mechanism to monitor the quality of different academic programmes through its various administrative and advisory committees. There are committees which help the student community in their academic and welfare programmes. It is desirable that the staff uses the modern teaching aids to make learning more effective and interesting.
It is advisable to examine the course content of both undergraduate (U.G.) and postgraduate (P.G.) programmes and to find out whether more skill oriented programme could be added to the existing curricula through the Board of Studies of the University, so as to meet challenges of new emerging areas of Bio-Technology, Information Technology, Bio-Informatics etc. The college also could try to perceive more career oriented short term certificate courses.
Criteria II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Of these three compounds the first two are in the hands of the college, the third is with the University. Better the teaching, better would be the learning, better would be the evaluation. Though the result of final three year degree examination is in the hands of the university, the college does conduct a few periodical tests in order to evaluate the course knowledge and the skill of the students.
Admissions are given to the students on the basis of their academic merit as per the norms of the Saurashtra University and Government of Gujarat.
It is encouraging that many lecturers are using the modern teaching aids like display of models, audio visuals aids, charts, maps, computers, internet, information technology and computer aided packages. It is desirable that all the teachers should use e-aids to make a classroom teaching more effective. In order to make the participation of students more meaningful a few teachers encourage students to write term papers with the help of reference and text books. This increases the participation of the students in the learning process. For the slow learners there are teachers who render their services outside the class hours. The college offered remedial programmes but no bridge course. The college follows the annual system of examination.
The academic performance of the students is assessed by the Saurashtra University through annual examination. The college encourages the teachers to participate in seminars, workshops and conferences in order to update their knowledge of their subject. Some Departments through the support of the external agencies organize the seminars and academic programmes in the college. It is an appreciable fact that most of the teachers of the college have attended refresher and orientation courses. A few of the staff members have participated in international, national and state as well as University level seminars, workshops and conferences. Some of the faculty members worked as resource persons. The institution need to evolve a mechanism for the self appraisal of the teaching faculty by introducing student feed back system for the teachers. This could enhance the academic atmosphere in the department and in the whole college. The appointments of the teachers are made by the state Directorate. There are many vacant posts in various departments; this hampers the teaching and learning process in the college.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Of these three components, the first two are related to the teachers and the third with the students. Though the third component, i.e., extension activities are student centric but the teachers are the driving force behind it. The college needs to have a research ambience as there are 09 Ph.D. degree holders and one teacher has been working on UGC funded Minor Research Project of Rs. 75,000/-. There is one staff member who is recognized research guide and under his supervision one student has been awarded Ph.D. degree by Saurashtra University. There is no linkage with neighborhood Government / non-government organizations nor any MoU has been signed for any consultancy service. However, few faculty members are associated with voluntary associations to offer consultancy free of cost. Young teachers need to be encouraged for research.
The college undertakes different extension activities like community development, clean India Programme. All these activities are carried out by NSS (boys), NCC (boys) units. The college has an NCC unit of 55 cadets, which comes under 8 Gujarat Battalion Group with Head Quarter at Rajkot. During 2003-04, two cadets of NCC unit have participated in Republic Day Parade (RDP) at New Delhi. Every year two cadets have been participating in National Integration Camp (NIC). NCC cadets undertake social work and also organize blood donation camps on 1st January of every year. One lady teacher donated blood 27 times. During 2005-06, 18 cadets appeared for NCC 'B' certificate examination and 12 of them could clear the examination. NCC department organized two days disaster management training camp in the college.
Many teachers of the college are engaged in research work. Significant number of them has published their research papers in national and international journals. One teacher from Physics Department is recipient of 'Young Scientist Award', and 'Hari Om Ashram Prerit Bhaikaka Award' for his research work. He has got one patent for one of his research device. This patent has been sponsored by Government of India. He has visited Italy and Germany in connection with his research work and one of the faculty members visited Singapore for his research paper. Department of Physics has organized a National Conference successfully.
The college has enormous wealth in terms of quality staff and enthusiastic students. Under extension activities programme, it may take up area wise projects. For example, the college may adopt an economically and socially backward area to respond to the community in an effective manner. In that way the role of the college as the community leader could be fulfilled and efforts of the college in increasing the literacy, creating awareness in health and hygiene practice etc would yield tangible results. The involvement of the students in such long range programmes could be effectively measured and the students could get motivated to work for the less privileged classes. To begin with, the college may also explore possibilities of providing consultancy services in and around area. It is desirable that the college should provide some more placement services to the students.
This college arranges campus interviews occasionally and 10 students are selected by various laboratories during last three years
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources.
The College is situated in an urban area with almost 1.5 acres of land having adequate physical facilities to run an educational institution effectively. The college has infrastructure facilities like spacious classrooms, laboratories, a cultural hall, principal's office, administrative office, library, staff room, girl's common room, indoor games room and outdoor sports fields. The physical infrastructure of the college is being maintained by the state Roads and Building Department. The existing infrastructure is being used to an optimal extent. The college accommodates B.Sc. and M.Sc. students in the same campus. The various infrastructural facilities of the college are used by different departments for different academic activities.
The institution has a central library which is managed by the library advisory committee. The committee consists of the members from different subjects so that balanced book purchase and reputed journals subscriptions process can take place, so that the books of each department may be evenly purchased. The library has constructed area of 60 Ã— 40 sq.ft. with seating capacity of 50. There are 14,096 books, 5000 textbooks, 9000 reference books, 16 magazines, 03 news papers and 04 Indian Journals in the library. The issue, accession, functions and the inventory of the library are to be computerized. The library needs to be strengthened further by equipping it with a few standard journals, latest books, photocopier and internet facilities. The library remains open for six hours on all working days. The library is quite spacious ad has sufficient space for boys and girls.
Sports and games are one of the important components of co-curricular activities. Surprisingly, for the last many years there is not lecturer of Physical Education in the college to promote and motivate students for games. However a teacher has been looking after the sports activities of the college. Despite lack of proper sports facilities students of the college have been participating in inter-college, university and in some cases in inter-university sports tournaments. Two girl students of the college have participated in chess competition at university level and got first position. One girl participated in lawn-tennis tournament organized by Saurashtra University and was selected in University team. These girls represented Saurashtra University in inter-university chess competition and lawn-tennis tournament in the year 2004-05. The male students of the college participated in weight lifting and power lifting competitions, organized by Saurashtra University, Rajkot and earned second and third positions respectively in the year 2006-07 in both the games. The college organized university level chess competition for four consecutive years i.e. from 1996 to 2000. The college needs to promote more participation of students in sports activities in order to inculcate the values like team spirit, sharing, understanding and co-operation in the students.
In respect of the health services, the college does not have a health center. There is a first aid facility available at the college.
The college definitely has to take appropriate steps in increasing the marketability of the students by keeping abreast with the changing trends in society for which the staff and student needs to be skilled and trained to meet the challenges of the present day job market. It is desirable that the computer training and counseling and guidance services like career counseling and guidance for various competitive examinations may provided to the students.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The information regarding the admission is displayed on the notice board in the beginning of the each academic year. It contains regular admission information as well as the related information regarding the fee structure, scholarships and also rules and regulations regarding the college discipline. The student is allowed to appear in the University Examination only if he fulfills the conditions laid down by the university. The drop out rate at the B.Sc. level is about 7% and at M.Sc., it is nil. The pass percentage at B.Sc. is 90.33% and 99% at M.Sc. level. The 241 students are given scholarships of total Rs. 6, 33,748 by the state government. Last year 241 students were benefited from the freeship of Rs. 6, 33,748. The college provides required academic training and exposure to the students in co-curricular activities.
The college organized inter-collegiate major cultural events to bring out the talents among the students.
The college gives special encouragement to students and adequate physical and infrastructural facilities are given to the students to shape and sharpen their talents. The students participate in inter-college and inter-university cultural programmes, debate competitions, essay writing, poetry-reciting, drama competitions, elocution competition, one-act play, folk-dance, folk-song, group-dance, mime, collage, clay modeling, western group song etc. The NSS (boys) unit of the college undertakes number of activities regarding service to the society. NCC (boys) unit besides its goal of training students in discipline and conduct has also involved itself in various social activities. The College has an alumni association which is recently been formed. While interacting with alumni, Peer Team observed that they are keenly interested in the progress, growth and development of the college and are planning to evolve the ways and means to help the college in achieving its goals. The committee desires that the alumni could help the college in generating funds, placement, training and job opportunities to the students.
Criterion VI: Organization and management
It is a government institute managed by The Commissioner of Higher Education, Gujarat State. The Principal with the help of his colleagues implements the directions received from the Commissioner, Higher Education. However, Principal acts as a head of the institution. The college has laid down the policy guidelines for day to day management of the college. Regular working of the college is looked after by the Principal, who is supported by the staff and the administrative staff. The academic side is looked after by the various HODs of the different departments assisted by his colleagues in the department. The routine working of the office is looked after by the Office Superintendent with the help of Accountant and the clerks. The maintenance of the college is carried out by Gujarat state Roads and Buildings Department.
The college needs a well defined teacher evaluating and faculty improvement proforma, so that proper evaluation of the teachers is made. The efficiency of the non-teaching staff is assessed by the Principal. It is desirable that there must be a grievance redresses cell for the college, staff and administrative staff. The accounts of the college are well maintained and are audited regularly by the government authorities.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The Peer Team has identified a few unique features about the college which has enhanced the academic atmosphere in the institution. They are as follows:
The college has a mechanism for internal quality checks by the class tests, assignments and presentations for the students.
There are a few departments which go beyond the curriculum prescribed by the University by organising guest lectures and value based lectured to create awareness regarding the current situation in the field.
Some of the teachers are rendering financial help to poor and needy students for furthering their study.
The college takes special interest to impart value based education, which has contributed to the high degree of discipline that prevails on the campus.
The environment of the college is healthy because of the close teacher-taught relationship.
The college puts efforts for the all round growth of the students' personality through NCC and NSS activities, cultural programmes and other extra curricular activities.
It is encouraging to note that in spite of some limitations, the institution promotes quality education by exposing the students to the realities of life through extension activities.
It is appreciable to note the commitment of the college to have a congenial and stress free academic atmosphere for the students on the campus.
SECTION III: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The Peer Team after going through the self study report and on the basis of its visit to various academic and physical facilities of the institution finds that the college has responded to the changing times by introducing relevant courses. The Peer Team committee desired that appointments of the new post or any other requirement proposed by the college from the government must be expedited. In spite of various limitations of the college authorities are doing a good service to the society by educating young men and women. Keeping in view of the future growth and development of the college, the Peer team suggests that following to the institute for its consideration:
Feedback mechanism may be developed and introduced in a continuous manner.
Some specific mechanism to assess student's knowledge after admission may be introduced. This can help on classroom teaching and even in remedial coaching.
Two to three OHPs and LCD projectors, some computers and VCD-DVD-ACD players with large screen TV may be purchased to strengthen teaching-learning process.
Teacher's performance appraisal can help in overall academic upgradation.
More formal linkages with national and international institutions may be established.
Academic and technical consultancy by the faculties may be encouraged.
Computerization of library, office administration and internet facilities is an urgent need of the time.
Computer Based Teaching (CBT) and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching-learning may be planned and encouraged.
Employment cell is required. Regular placement officer may be appointed. More campus interview may be organized.
Faculty and student exchange programmes can be introduced for the betterment of the institution.
Looking to the need and strength of the student's canteen facilities may be started.
Yoga, Aerobics, Dhyana can be introduced as regular feature for all students of the college.
The central library of the college needs immediate attention for the proper organization & administration of the library. The qualified librarian needs to be appointed immediately. The library could be enriched by adding latest quality text books and reference books. One or two journals of each course to be taught in the college shall be prescribed. Library awaits automation also.
Inflibnet's SOUL software can be utilized for computerized library.
Principal of the college is an active principal. A permanent principal may be appointed at the earliest.
The Peer Team thanks the institute for the co-operation extended for the conduct of the visit and wished the institute all the best in its future endevour.
Dr. C.K.Sharma - Chairman
Prof. S.C.Dhuttargaon - Member Co-ordinator
Dr.Neelima Dahiya - Member
Date: 24 - 03 - 2007
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