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Dr VR Godhaniya College, Porbandar, Gujarat
Dr VR Godhaniya College, Porbandar, Gujarat
Address: Plot / Street / Area
Plot No : 40(1)
Street Road :
M.G.ROAD, KHIJADI PLOT, Opp.
INCOME TAX OFFICE,
Post Office : BHOJESHWAR PLOT
Porbandar (District Porbandar)
Gujarat, IndiaPin Code : 360575
Dr VR Godhaniya College, Porbandar Gujarat is a recognised institute / college. Dr VR Godhaniya College, Porbandar Gujarat is also known as Dr VR Godhaniya Mahila Arts Commerce and Home Science and IT College. Dr VR Godhaniya College, Porbandar Gujarat is managed by Society: Maldevaji Odedara Samarak Trust. Dr VR Godhaniya College, Porbandar Gujarat was established on / in 1988, 2007.
Principal of Dr VR Godhaniya College, Porbandar Gujarat is Anupam R. Nagar.
Dr VR Godhaniya College is situated in Porbandar of Gujarat state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Porbandar comes under Porbandar Tehsil, Porbandar District.
Fax # of Dr VR Godhaniya College, Porbandar Gujarat is 0286-2246866.
Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Dr VR Godhaniya College, Porbandar Gujarat is (are) : 2245466.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Dr VR Godhaniya College, Porbandar Gujarat are 9408228832, 9408923607, 9979120278, 9979881990, 98798 70002.
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Website of Dr VR Godhaniya College, Porbandar Gujarat is http://www.drvrginstitute.org, drvrgodhaniyabedcollege.co.cc.
Contact Details of Dr VR Godhaniya College, Porbandar Gujarat are : STD Code : 0286, Telephone No : 2247966, 2247709, 2211865
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D.D.DHOKIYA (Clerk)Mobile 9925744311
CoursesDr VR Godhaniya College, Porbandar Gujarat runs course(s) in Degree, Computer Applications, Education stream(s).
B.A, B.Sc, B.Com, B.C.A, P.G.D.C.A, M.A, Diploma in Computer Science(D.C.S), B.Ed
Approval details: Dr VR Godhaniya College is affiliated with Saurashtra University, Rajkot (Gujarat)
Profile of Dr VR Godhaniya CollegeReference ID : WGUPORIN-36
TAN. No : 06260
NACC Accredited : No
Location college/institution : Semi Urban
Year of Establishment : 02/08/2007
NCTE NACC Grade :
Year of NACC Accredation :
Minority : No
Religion : Buddhism
Language : GUJARATI
Located in : institusional
Minorty Type : Linguistic
Building Type : Its own campus
Total Area(Sq.Mts.) : 25000
Total Built up Area(Sq.Mts.) : 2956
Nature of land holding : Ownership
Land Lease :
Construction completed Date : 10/06/2008
Shared Campus Area : 8039
Campus shared by : By Resolution
Khasra No./Plot No./Survey No. : 40 (1)
Revenue Village of the land : 3215
Land is free from all encumbrances ? : Yes
Type of college/institution : Co-education college
Management of the college/institution : NA
No. of Non Teaching Male : 5
No. of Non Teaching Female : 00
No. of Non Teaching Staff(Total) : 5
Institution or its Managing society/body registered ? : Yes
Registration Act : BOMBAY ACT 29 OF 1950
Management of college/Institute : NA
Name of Endowment Fund Bank : BOB Porbandar
Address of Endowment Fund Bank : Porbandar
Name of Reserve Fund Bank : BOB Porbandar
Address of Reserve Fund Bank : Porbandar
Converted into Joint A/c (Endowment Fund) ? : Yes
Converted into Joint A/c (Reserve Fund) ? : Yes
FDR No. (Endowment Fund) : 8660300015837
FDR No. (Reserve Fund) : 8660300015838
Date of Issue (Endowment Fund) : 17/12/2007
Date of Issue (Reserve Fund) : 17/12/2007
Date of Conversion to Joint A/c (Endowment Fund) : 17/12/2007
Date of Conversion to Joint A/c (Reserve Fund) : 17/12/2007
Receipts Opening Balance : 16685
Receipts from Fees : 2880000
Receipts from Donation : 0
Receipts from MISC : 21962
Total Amount Receipts : 2918647
Expenditure Teacher Salary : 1287768
Expenditure Non Teacher Salary : 302529
Expenditure Library : 21392
Expenditure Laboratory : 77190
Expenditure Furniture : 513394
Expenditure Misc : 378300
Total Expenditure : 2580573
Mode of Salary : BY CHEQUE
Name of Auditor/CA : C J JOSHI
Address of Auditor/CA : M G ROAD, PORBANDAR
Phone NO. : 02862246666
Balance of Funds Available : 334872
Account Details of Bank (Salary) : 22928
Salary Transfer(Faculty) : LUMP SUM
Date of Opening of Bank A/c : 10/10/2007
Amount FDR(Endowment Fund) : 500000
Amount FDR(Reserve Fund) : 300000
Titles of Teacher Education(Library) : 2600
Books of Teacher Education : 3300
No.of Journals : 15
No of Encyclopedias(Library) : 34
Area of Reading Room(Sq.Mts.) : 52
Seating Capacity : 100
Area of Lab : 52
No of Computers : 40
Internet Access ? : Yes
LAN : Yes
Availability of LCD Projector : Yes
Availability of OHP : Yes
Availability of TV : Yes
Name of Appratus(Physical Lab) :
TGI, GCAT, DPI, MHB, STH, LTH,
GSAS, SEAT, ASTH
Area of science Lab : 51.95
Name of Experiment(Science Lab) : TGI, GCAT, DPI, MHB, STH,
Indoor Game(D.Ed/B.Ed./M.Ed.courses) : CAROM, CHESS, TABLE TENNIS
Outdoor Games(D.Ed/B.Ed./M.Ed.courses) : CRICKET, FOOTBALL
Area of Outdoor Games : 1600
Gym Facility for Women : No
Area of Men Gym(sq.Mts.) : 0
No of Stnations(men) : 0
Area of Women Gym : 0
No of Stnations(women) : 0
Physical Science Name Experiment :
Finding focal length of Biconvex
Lense, Mirror Reflection, Effects of
Name of Charts(Physical Science) : Periodic Table & Photo of Scientists.
Name Experiment(Biological Science) :
LIMUS TEST, SOIL LAYERS AND
WATER PURIFICATION, VIEW OF
INSECTS AND FUNGI IN
MICROSCOPE, PLANT GROWTH
Name Charts(Biological Science) :
HEART, RESPIRATORY SYSTEM,
FOOD CHAIN AND PYRAMIDS
Name Model(Biological Science) :
DIGITAL MODELS FOR DIFFERENT
SCIENTIFIC TOPICS, COMPUTER
Area of Lab(Language Lab) : 52
Name of Equipments(Language Lab) : COMPUTER
Name of Charts(Language Lab) : CD
Indoor Game Area : 52
Name & No. of Instruments(arts & carfts) : NA
Name Charts(arts & carfts) : NA
Name of Models(arts & carfts) : NA
Name of Instruments : NA
Name of Charts : NA
Name of Instruments(Human Performance Lab) : NA
No of Instruments(Human Performance Lab) : NA
Name of Equipments(Atheletic Care) : NA
Name of Charts(Atheletic Care) : NA
Name and No. of Instrumernts(Cultural Facility) : NA
Name & No. of Instruments(Athletics) : NA
Size of Track(Athletics) : NA
Indoor Games(C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.courses) : NA
Outdoor Games(C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.courses) : NA
Area of Alloted Outdoor Games : NA
Name Model(Mathematics Resource Center) : NA
Name Charts(Mathematics Resource Center) : NA
Indoor Game[Area](C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.courses) : NA
Teaching Faculty Details
Sr.No. Teacher id Designation
7 WGUPORTE-317 LECTURER
5 WGUPORTE-338 LECTURER
1 WGUPORTE-1948 DIRECTOR
2 WGUPORTE-168 H.O.D.
8 WGUPORTE-169 LECTURER
10 WGUAMCTE-341 LECTURER
4 WGUPORTE-171 LECTURR
9 WGUPORTE-172 LECTURER
3 WGUAMCTE-345 LECTURER
6 WGUPORTE-170 LECTURER
Composition of Society/Trust
Dr. VIRAMBHAI RAJABHAI GODHANIYA, PRESIDENT, 9, Lime Tree Walk, Richmans, Worth, Chorliwood Hearts, w34 dx, United, Kingdom
Shri ARUJUNBHAI DEVABHAI MODHWADIYA,MANAGING TRUSTEE, 2, BHOJESHWAR, PLOT, PORBANDAR
Shri MADHUSUDANBHAI MAHETA SUDAMA CHAWK, PORBANDAR
Shri BHARATBHAI MALDEBHAI ODEDRA MAYUR, 2, WADI PLOT, PORBANDAR
Shri SHANTABEN BHARATBHAI ODEDRA MAYUR, 2, WADI PLOT, PORBANDAR
Shri JAYSHREEBEN VIRAMBHAI GODHANIYA, 9, Lime Tree Walk, Richmans Worth, Chorliwood Hearts, w34 dx, United Kingdom
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NAAC report of Dr Virambhai Rajabhai Godhaniya CollegeSection - I: Preface
Keeping in view the objective of providing quality and value-based higher education facilities to the girls, in distant and remote region of Saurashtra, the College was established in 1988 by the visionary philanthropists under the auspices of Shree Maldevji Odedra Smarak Trust, in the name of Shree Maldevji Odedra Mahila College Arts, Commerce & Home Science College for girls but later the name of the college was revised in the name of the donor as Dr. V. R. Godhaniya College. The aim was to make the girls aware, self - reliant and enlightened to perform in an excellent manner in whatever field they opt for. Making an humble beginning with an enrolment of 251 students, now it has 1860 students on its rolls in the faculties of Arts, Commerce, Home Science and Information Technology.
The College has an impressive building and caters to the requirements of the Principal's office, Library & Reading Room, Information Communication Technology Room with internet facility, Health Centre, Hostels, Gymnasium, Canteen, Class rooms, Laboratories and other essential services. Facilities for games & sports (both some indoor and outdoor) have also been created to some extent. All these are spread over a total campus area of 6.17 acres.
The teaching departments include English, Hindi, Gujarati, Sociology and Sanskrit in Arts (B.A.), Human Resource Management and Information Technology incommerce (B.Com.), Home Science in Science (B.Sc.) and BCA & DCS in Computer Science comprising of 23 subjects taught in the College. It also runs some certificate courses in Tailoring, Computers, Home Science, Economics, Environmental Studies, etc. IGNOU has also established a centre in the campus. At present, it is an undergraduate college but the process of up - gradation to start PG classes has already been initiated. The College has the unique distinction of being a pioneer in the area for introducing computer education in 1989.
There are 22 members of the faculty including one PTI out of which 15 lecturers are permanent. Besides this, 05 full time and 03 part time 'Management Appointee Teachers 'are also working. The number of non-teaching & teaching staff is 16. Almost, 45% of the teachers are Ph.D. / M.Phil qualified. They have also appointed six full time computer programmers for self-financed programs. One full time Librarian is also working in the College as a permanent employee.
The College is affiliated to the Saurashtra University, Rajkot, and admissions, teaching and examination schedule is adopted as per guidelines and norms laid down by the University. The College stands included in the list of Colleges maintained by the UGC under Section 2 (f) and 12 (B) (of its Act of 1956) since 1993. It is a Grant - in -Aid institution for Arts, Commerce and Home Science and is running BCA & DCS Program on self - financed basis.
The College prepared its Self-Study Report in 2006 and volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, which constituted a Peer Team comprising of Prof. B.P. Bhatnagar, Former Vice Chancellor, JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University, as Chairman, Dr. S.V. Kadvekar, Professor & HOD, Commerce University of Pune , Pune , and Major,Dr. Asha Mathur, Former Principal, Government KRG Autonomous P.G. College, Gwalior (M.P.),as members, to visit the College and validate the Self Study Report.
Before visiting the College, Prof. Bhatnagar held an in - house meeting at the place of stay, at 8.00 P.M. on February 18th, 2007 to discuss the details and exchanged notes on the SSR submitted by the College together with evaluation framework and formulate procedure and modalities to be followed for its validation during the next three days.
The team visited the College on February 19, 20 & 21, 2007, and was given a detailed presentation on its academic, co-curricular highlights and other activities by the Principal Dr. Anupam R. Nagar. After interacting with him, the members of the team went round the campus and visited all the departments, laboratories and discussed various academic inputs and amenities available with the concerned teachers. The members also visited the class rooms, Home Science and an exhibition installed by the Department of Home Science, Information Communication Technology room, Library and Computer Laboratories to cater to the needs of BCA and DCS. The NAAC Team also went round the campus and sought information on teaching, support services and other infrastructural facilities. Interaction with the Principal, teachers, students, non-teaching staff, parents, alumni, management personnel, etc. was quite lively. Later, the relevant documents and records referred to in the SSR, were seen and verified.
The Peer Team submit its report, based on seven criterion laid down by the NAAC, on the pages to follow.
Section-II: Criterion-wise analysis
CRITERION - I: Curricular Aspects
The college is well oriented towards its goal for raising educational standards of women in and around Porbandar. All the programmes run by the college are compatible with its vision and mission statement. Though most of the Bachelor level courses are run which may cater the needs of the regional educational institutes, courses like information technology may be the major driving force for preparing the students to a national level job competitions. This may be one of the major missions of the college as information technology has been included as a part of the name of the college. The college has also conceived the value of Indian culture and character as is depicted in some of the practices established in the college. Since the Saurashtra University of Rajkot is designing the courses, the college has very little to contribute, however, some of the teachers of the college, who are members of the Board of Studies, do contribute in modifying the syllabi.
The college publishes information handbook, every year giving all the details about the college, course and the admission rules etc. The college believes in an open admission policy, encouraging enrolment of girls and boys (for self-sufficient courses only) irrespective of income, class, caste, region, religion or creed. Postgraduate course in IT, five programmes in Arts faculty, one in Home science, two in Commerce and one in Computer science are conducted by the college. The college also runs one remedial course in English for which no funding is received from UGC. The college is a pioneer in starting computer course in this region. It is proposed to start MA (English) and PGDCA from June 2007.
Information technology course is run on the basis of semester system, while all other courses follow annual pattern. There is no credit-based system. No new programs have been added in last five years, except information technology program, which is run on self financing basis. Elective options are offered in only three courses. No student has been successful in NET, SLET during last five years, except in case of five candidates who cleared IELTS.
A Question bank (prepared for the students) seems to be the main feature under 'curriculum development'. It definitely helps in effective teaching and learning process. The college has introduced two value addition courses like,(1) Tailoring and Cutting (2) Computers. A separate ICT room is provided for students. While BCA is an English medium undergraduate course, DCS is PG course for one year.
The departments are not allotted annual budget. There are no computers, no ongoing research projects, and no (working) research scholars in any department except English and Economics but no recognized research center. The faculty of ICT organizes teaching, visits and lectures by eminent persons of different fields adding value to the education imparted. There is Variation in dropout rate from 0 to 39.39%.
In addition to the existing courses, the institution has applied to the UGC for career oriented programming like spoken English, Applied Psychology, Navigation, e-commerce, Animation, Human Rights and value Education, etc. These initiatives will go a long way in fulfilling the objectives of the Trust and, hence, deserve encouragement.
CRITERION - II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The educational process at Dr. VRG College of Arts, Commerce, Home science and IT in geared to creating a society focused on human values.
The admission is made on first- come- first-serve in basis. Govt. rules for communal reservation, weaker section of the society, sports personnel and for physically handicapped etc. are followed. Application to admission ratio is 1: 0.95 in basic courses, while in self financing courses it is 1: 0.7. A course in Spoken English is run by the Department of English. As per the academic calendar, a surprise test is organized in the beginning of the session. Besides classroom teaching some departments organize field visits, practical demonstration, extra teaching workshops and seminars on recent themes / areas under co-curricular activities. Recently in the last week 30 &31 Jan 07 a National Seminar on 'Rethinking Gandhian Thought and Literature' was organized, where a large numbers of delegates have participated.
Learning is made student centered through submission of assignments, seminars, question answer sessions and group discussions. Overhead projector, multimedia projector, T.V., computers, tape recorders, AV cassettes, CD, VCDs, & DVDs are in use. Through surprise tests, class tests, terminal exams, lab work report, lab assignment and oral evaluation etc. the teacher evaluates the academic performance of the students.
The faculty participates in orientation and refresher courses. In last five years many teachers have availed this facility. Eight teachers have obtained Ph.D degree and three have obtained M.Phil degree, while serving in the college. The library is kept open from 7 am to 7pm.
The recruitment of the teachers is made on the basis of the advertisement in national and local newspapers following the procedure laid down by the Government/University. All the sanctioned teaching and non-teaching posts are filled up. Some posts are lying vacant for want of clearance from the State Government. In addition to these, the college also appoints qualified visiting faculty to cope up with the requirement.
Management helps teachers for participating in conferences, orientation programs etc. A number of teachers have availed this facility.The faculty is trained for the use of modern teaching gadgets. A self -appraisal report is used to evaluate the teaching and research performance of the teachers. The management eventually discusses the report with the teachers. A feed back system from students has been started from the year 2006-2007. The college provides the students with the Question Banks for the tests and annual examination.
The admission policy commensurate with the reservation policy of the Government.
CRITERION - III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college doesn't have recognized research centre, however two teachers of the college are recognized for Ph.D work. Four students have been registered under them for theses. No research fellowship is provided to the college. The Principal Dr.Anupam Nagar has to his credit 6 books and 20-research publications in national journals, other wise research contribution is scanty, however the staff members have contributed in publishing books. In all fifteen books have been published by the college staff. There have been nineteen presentations in the national seminars. The college offers consultancy in computer application but there are no remunerative consultancy services.
Outreach programmes for polio immunization, Aids awareness, tree plantation, blood grouping and donation, Oil conservation, consumer awareness, civil hygiene and drug abuse, population education, free eye care camp, save girl campaign and career guidance have been conducted by the NSS unit of the college, which were attended by a large number of students. The college has also collaborated with career counseling and development center of Saurashtra University in organizing a one-day counseling seminar for 10th & 12th standards students. There are two NSS units, which participate in various social activities also. The college is also linked to the IGNOU and various active NGO groups which indirectly enhance the social awareness and extension activities of the students. The college has done commendable work in this field.
CRITERION - IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Adequate physical and infrastructural facilities are provided on the College campus for facilitating teaching-learning process. There is a spacious two-storied building with sufficient number of class rooms and laboratories for the college.
The college has in all 51 rooms assigned to various subjects & activities including one central hall, two open air theatres, gymnasium, health care center, women rest room and canteen and plans to add to the infrastructure to accommodate additional courses. A van is also made available to the staff and students as and when required. In addition it has a play ground. Resources have been allotted for development and maintenance. Building accommodation is also utilized by other organizations as and when required. ICT faculty is utilized by all the departments.
The library built up spread is over an area of 2700 sq. fts. with a stock of over 22000 books. The library committee supervises the activities of the library, The Library will be provided with INFLIBNET facility in near future, although the software has already been procured for the facility. Software is used for access to the books of all the subjects. Internet facility, two computers, one printer, reprographic facilities are available besides normal items required in a library. Books are purchased on the recommendations of teachers. The Internet facility is available for both students and teachers. Open access system is practiced, along with the old pattern of issue of books. In last five years sufficient furniture has been added to the library but it is required to be furnished more. There have been regular book exhibitions in which new and informative books are displayed. The library also has a collection of VCDs/DVDs etc, which helps in enhancing the knowledge of the students.
The students and teachers utilize the computer facility. They use this facility in the IT room for preparing their presentations etc. The computer Labs are well equipped. There are two servers as 131 terminal concepts through LAN. One laptop with internet facility is provided to the Principal. There is one librarian and one peon in the library. At least two books lifters are required to be added.
There are two hostels with 56 rooms. The number of students demanding hostel facilities seems to be more in proportion to the number of rooms available in the hostel. Health care facility is also available to some extent. Much more is needed to be done to look after the health of the students. There is no Placement Centre. Some Facility for indoor and outdoor games (T.T., chess, volley ball, athletics, hand ball, cricket, kabaddi etc.) is available, but a lot of improvement in playing grounds, track and field and in indoor games is required.
Intra college tournaments are organized every year. In the year 2006-07 Inter Collegiate T.T. tournament was organized by the college. The Students of the college have participated in the District and Open Tournaments and won prizes and one of the students Miss Nita Goraniya has participated in Inter-University Athletics(G). The college has counseling cum training center for competitive examinations. Music, cultural, photo and eco clubs also exist in the college.
CRITERION - V: Student Support and Progression
The college publishes an updated information Hand Book annually, which includes a profile of admission rules, courses offered, academic calendar, fee structure, special features of the college, goal-objectives, code of conduct, co-curricular activities, terminal and annual examinations, subject combinations, general information etc. In addition to the hand book, this information is also available on the college website www.drvrginstitute.org .
Enrolled strength of the college is 1860 out of which 390 belong to reserve category. All the students are from Porbandar and nearby areas. The college has distributed State post- matric scholarships to 666 students and central scholarship to 07 wards of mine workers amounting to Rs.9,22,280 in the year 2005-06. In addition to this Rs.15500/- have also been distributed to 31 students @ 500 / Student for computer education.
The college has maintained good results. It has never been below 95% at the university level. The drop out rate is 14.66 in grant-in- aid subjects but in self financing subjects it is 39.39 in the year 2005-06. It is disheartening to note that no student has qualified NET, SLET and other competitive examinations except five candidates who cleared IELTS. The Institution has developed career counseling to students, but there is neither a placement cell nor employment cell in the college. The Alumni Association takes active part in college endowment. A tie up with NGOs to develop socio-cultural awareness among students is a good effort. A grievance Redressal cell prevails to resolve day to day issues. Care is taken of the physically handicapped students.
There is a good play ground and facility for some indoor and outdoor games which needs to be enhanced further. Students representing college at district level and University level are given financial incentives. This year the college had organized an inter college Table-Tennis tournament. The college has also participated in Mahila Ramtosav district level athlete and volley ball tournaments for girls and got prizes. The Inter class tournaments were also organized in table tennis, chess and carrom. Students also participated in Yuva Asmita Samaroh held at Rajkot and won prizes. They have also participated in district Youth festival and won first prizes in group song and Katthak, second in creative activity and folk song and third in elocution. There are two units of NSS but none of NCC, Rovers Rangers, Girl Guide etc. The college hostel boards 329 girls but there are no staff quarters for the teachers. Fee concession is given to the wards of the staff.
Criterion-VI: Organization and Management
The college functions through three wings (i) Academic.(ii) Accounts and (iii) General administration. The Academic and general administration wings look after the admissions; examination and teaching work with the help of the duly constituted Committees. The accounts are managed by the accounts wing with the formal approval of the college budget by the Trust. The Principal regularly interacts with the heads of the various departments. The responsibilities have been delegated to members of the staff through various committees to ensure coordination, monitoring and effective implementation of academic and co-curricular activities. Emphasis is given on preparing lesson plans. Academic and administrative activities are monitored through close circuit television network. University and the Government fix the fee structure for the regular and also for self-financing courses. The accounts are audited by the internal audit or by the Chartered Accountant besides the State Government audit. The admission is fully computerized.
The staff is recruited as per the norms of the University and the State Government. No faculty member from other states has been appointed. Ratio of teachers and students in grant-in- aid subjects is 1.8: 01 and in self financing courses it is 01:0.7. Self appraisal method is followed to evaluate the academic performance of the teaching staff. No study has been conducted on functioning of any aspect of academic and administrative management and there is no existing programme for skill up gradation and training of non teaching staff. However, the college has taken initiative in organizing computer training programs for the staff in operating MS OFFICE and specialized training in FOX-PRO for accounting, pay bill preparation and allied tasks. The budget provisions are sufficient to cover the regular requirements of the college.
Criterion -VII: Healthy Practices
As regards the internal quality assessment various methods are adopted but in-class performance of the students needs to be taken care of, which should be oriented in inducing spirit of active participation of students in regular discussions in the class room. Providing Question Bank is indeed a very good help in preparing for the university examination. Frequent lectures by eminent persons are organized. To improve the standard of the weaker students subject wise Study Circles are organized.
Various co-curricular activities performed by the students induce positive social response and communal orientation in students. In addition to these, a UGC designed six month module course in environmental studies is conducted. Alumni Association, teachers-parents association, meetings of the management and staff help in involving all concerned in the functioning of the institution. Sufficient efforts are being made for overall improvement. For overall development of the students, excellent performance by a few students does not suffice, but it requires involvement of a large number of students for better performance. The ICT facility is providing important in-roads for making use of internet, data base, speaking English and imbibing information from a variety of CDs available in the college. The college does not have separate women study center. No MOUs have been signed with the industry / other agencies.
Some of the other healthy practices that deserve to be specifically mentioned are:
The College awards three gold medals to those students who secure the first position in Arts, Commerce, and Home Science respectively.
The College provides certificate/remedial courses to the students. There is a remedial course in English for those students whose schooling has been in gujarati medium.
The College provides extensive support to weaker sections of society in terms of facilitating government scholarships, and institutional financial support of Rs. 500/student to BCA students.
The college has started (1)training programmes on computer fundamentals, internet, for non-computer students, (2) study circles and (3) Teacher, Parent Association.
The college conducts various competitions and programmes for personality development of the students.
The college imparts value-based Education through morning prayers and blessings of saintly personages.
OVER ALL ANALYSIS
The Peer Team, on having carefully gone through the SSR followed by its visit to various departments for interaction with teachers and other stakeholders (including alumni & parents) and also, after taking stock of academic activity and other physical facilities, has arrived at the following overall analysis :
The College, which is now almost two decades old, has good infrastructure spread over around 25000 Sq. mtrs. of land. The College setting and its location has considerable ambience and has earned credibility and developed as an important centre for learning in this backward region. The Management displays distinct social concern and interest in the development of the College through its meaningful participation in providing resources and manpower as and when needed. The college has strived hard to achive the mission of empowering women. Various courses have been introduced in a phased manner and the local community has been benefited. The peer team appreciates the achievements made during the last eighteen years, however, there have been certain limitations on account of the fact that all through it remained a degree college. M.A (Home Science) course initiated in 1997 was discontinued in 2002. This prevented them from nurturing research, consultancy and other innovative concepts. Being a remote and backward area, almost all students use Gujarati language only - this is one of the major stumbling block before the students to gain the confidence level required in this globalized era.
In view of whatever has been read, seen and observed by the team members, some benchmarks in different functional areas, need to be established.
Management committee for the college to be Chaired by the President of the Trust and Principal to act as Member Secretary.
Organizing NCC, YRC and Scouts and Guides will help a lot to the students.
Students, Parents and Alumni desired that some vocational and other courses be initiated for the benefit of the students e.g. Music, Beautician, Autocad, Interior decoration, PG programmes in English, Home science, Computers MCA, M.Sc.IT, MBA besides journalism retail marketing, media and mass communication etc.
Strong industry - institutional partnership will help in training and placements.
Language lab be established for improvement of spoken skills in different languages.
The management may think of instituting some sort of recognition and awards for good work done by the members of teaching and non-teaching staff.
More than 300 girls come from far distant villages. Making a provision for a college bus will help them to reach in time.
Hostel facility need to be enhanced, so that one room may be shared by two / three girls. To facilitate their studies educate furniture is required.
Students need a great deal of exposure to gain confidence required by the present day socio-economics environment. This can be achieved through extension lectures, field visits outside the region, educational / industrial visit to modern business houses, to fight with real life situations. One English medium section (Optional) will help a lot.
Faculty members can get adequate financial resources by submitting major and minor research projects to various funding agencies.
The management should have a clear vision to achieve a goal of making every student learn English as well as computer application during their three years stay in the college. Add on courses can be run for the benefit of the students while they are graduated.
Development of soft skills/Personality development programmes need to be organized frequently. Entrepreneurship development can also be a part of such activities.
Number of students in one section need to be reduced by increasing a number of sections in that class. The State Government and University be requested to stick to their own norms and release more teaching posts in such cases. Vacant post be filled-up on permanent basis instead of appointing part time/visiting faculty.
It will be better if some more experienced and competent faculty are employed.
Efforts can be made for conducting training and campus interviews for suitable placements.
Book bank facility need to be revived.
Provision of residential quarters may attract competent faculty from outside.
Physical verification of library books and other assets can be done on annual bases.
Research and consultancy work need to be promoted.
Admission be granted on merit basis instead of first come - first serve basis.
Students need to be motivated and supported to appear at the competitive exams or professional education, this needs an effective counseling and guidance.
An efficient tutor-ward system can boost a performance of the students.
Mission and objective of the institution be made known to all the stakeholders.
There is a dire need to augment the facilities in regard to games and sports indoor (TT & Badminton), outdoor (cricket, volleyball, basketball, softball) and track and field.
A 'Vision Committee' may be constituted to work out a perspective plan (in the light of today's globalized educational scenario) for the introduction of new add-on, vocational and innovative courses in the college. It may consist of a few local notable personnel from the city, alumni, teachers, retired Principals and one or two educationalists from outside Porbandar region, besides two business/industries executives.
The Peer Team thanks the Principal, teachers, students, non-teaching staff, alumni, parents, and other persons for their cooperation, courtesy and interaction to make the visit a success. Members are also grateful to the College authorities for making all required arrangements which facilitated the entire work to be completed in a smooth manner with in the prescribed time frame. The 'Team' puts on record its deep sense of appreciation and gratitude to the Management of the College for their hospitality and live support offered during this visit.
(Prof. B.P. Bhatnagar)
(Major,Dr. Asha Mathur)
(Dr. S.V. Kadvekar)
(Dr. Anupam R. Nagar)
Date : February 21, 2007
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