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Indira Gandhi National College, Kurukshetra, Haryana
Indira Gandhi National College, Kurukshetra, Haryana
Kurukshetra (District Kurukshetra)
Indira Gandhi National College, Kurukshetra Haryana is a recognised institute / college. Indira Gandhi National College, Kurukshetra Haryana is managed by Society: Indira Gandhi National College education Society.
Indira Gandhi National College, Kurukshetra Haryana is situated in Kurukshetra of Haryana state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Kurukshetra comes under Kurukshetra Tehsil, Kurukshetra District.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Indira Gandhi National College, Kurukshetra Haryana are Librarian Dr Rupesh Gaur 9466694800.
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Website of Indira Gandhi National College, Kurukshetra Haryana is https://sites.google.com/site/ignclladwa/.
Contact Details of Indira Gandhi National College, Kurukshetra Haryana are : Librarian Dr. Rupesh Gaur
M.A., MLIS, PGDCA, M. Phil and PhD (Library & Information Sc.)
Phone Off. 01744-260334
This college is located on 21 acres of land on the outskirts of village Dhanora on the Ladwa-Mustafabad Road. This college is the outcome of the strenuous and ceaseless efforts made by its founder President Late Sh. Om Parkash Garg.Garg Sahib had passionate and ardent love for the cause of education, besides being a social reformer and true patriot. Finding no center of higher education in the vicinity of Ladwa, the idea of launching a college became a passion with him, and with the unstinted cooperation of the distinguished personalities of Ladwa and its surrounding area, he under took the responsibility of starting a temple of higher leaning and consequently its foundation stone was laid by the then Chief Minister Late Ch. Bansi Lal on Jan, 24, 1974.Its exquisite and architecturally designed, magnificent building came up in a very short span of time and the building was inaugurated by his excellency Late Sh.Birender Narayan Chakarvarti,the then Governor of Haryana.The sapling planted in 1975 has now blossomed into a stout and sturdy tree, and its achievements in various academic and co-curricular activities unfold its history of excellence by itself.
It is a co-educational post-graduate institute where boys and girls of the area are receiving education in all the three major streams of knowlege-humanites, Commerce and Science (Both Medical a Non-Medical groups) with adequate infrastructure in terms of well furnished labs and sophisticated scientific appliances and latest computers, well equipped library. and highly qualified and experienced staff. It has a grand auditorium, a vast stadium with standard track of 400mts and has all the facilities for sports lovers. . This college fosters and nurtures patriotic sentiments and endeavours to inculate fine human values and virtues such as respect for discipline, etiquettes and adherence to all rules and regulation among the students so that they may emerge into law-abiding citizens and patriots suffused with fervour and zeal for responsible human beings.
This college governed by Indira Gandhi National College education Society, Ladwa and affiliated to Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra, is on grant-in-aid from Haryana Govt. and U.G.C.
Courses1. B.A.(General) with English, Hindi , Eco,Maths, Pol.Sc., H.Sc., Health and Phy.Edu., History,Punjabi
3. B.Sc.(Non-Medical) with Physics Math, Chemistry/ Comp.Sc.
4. B.Sc. (Medical) with Botany , Chem. Zoology.
6. B. C. A.
7. B. Lib. & Info. Sc.
Indira Gandhi National College, Kurukshetra Haryana runs course(s) in Computer Applications, Degree stream(s).
Indira Gandhi National College is affiliated with Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (Haryana)
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NAAC report of Indira Gandhi National CollegeSECTION 1: PREAMBLE
Indira Gandhi National College, Ladwa (Dhanora) volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.
(NAAC), Bangalore and submitted a Self-Study Report in November, 2002. The Coouncil constituted a Peer Team to visit the college and to validate the Self-Study Report. The Peer Team comprised of Prof. M. Madaiah, Former Vice-chancellor of the University of Mysore (Chairman), Prof P.T. Pattanshetty, principal, Gogte College of Commerce, Belgaum (Member) and Prof. A.D. Sawant, Joint Director, Higher Education, Mumbai Region, Mumbai (Member). The Peer Team visited the college from February 3rd to 5th 2003, Dr. K. N. Madhusudanan Pillai, Academic Consultant of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council ably coordinated the work of the Peer Team through its visit to this institution.
Indira Gandhi National College was founded in July, 1975 by Late Sh. 0m Prakash Garg. the then MLA, by enlisting the support of the leading personalities of the area with an avowed goal of providingopportunities of higher education to younger generation in this part ofrural Haryana. The college is a co- educational institution and is affiliated to Kurukshetra University. The college receives grants- in-aid of the State Government. The institution is recognized by the University Grants Commission under Section 2(f) and 12(b) of the U.G.C. Act. 1956.
Indira Gandhi National College has a beautiful campus of 21 acreswith reasonably good infrastructure and is located in real rural surroundings. The college has fifteen departments offering a wide range of under-graduate programmes leading to B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com degrees. M.A. course is offered in English literature from the current academic year of 2002-2003. The Institution has a well-qualified and experienced teaching faculty strength of 25 members including nine teachers with Ph.D. and eight teachers with M.Phil degrees. There are three part-time teachers on the teaching faculty. There are twelve members on the non-teaching staff. The college has an under-graduate student population of 750 including 200 girl students. There are 35 students including 15 girl students in the newly started M.A. programme in English literature. The college is catering to the needs of different sections of the rural population in Ladwa region of Haryana. The college has a central library, computer centre, sports facilities with good play ground .. guest house . canteen, vehicle parking shed and Non-resident Student Center on its 21 acre serene campus.
The Peer Team meticulously analysed the Self-Study Report submitted by the institution. During the three-day visit to the college, the team went through all the relevant documents as well as visited the departments and the facilities- academic, co-curricular. sports andextension- of the institution. The members of the Peer Team also interacted with the Governing Body. Principal. Faculty. Non-teaching staff. Representatives of students, Parents and Alumni of the college. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the seven criteria identified by NAAC. the Peer Team has given its concerted and objective assessment of the institution in the ensuing pages in English literature. The college is catering to the needs of different sections of the rural population in Ladwa region of Haryana. The college has a central library, computer centre, sports facilities with good play ground .. guest house . canteen, vehicle parking shed and Non-resident Student Center on its 21 acre serene campus.
The Peer Team meticulously analysed the Self-Study Report submitted by the institution. During the three-day visit to the college, the team went through all the relevant documents as well as visited the departments and the facilities- academic, co-curricular. sports andextension- of the institution. The members of the Peer Team also interacted with the Governing Body. Principal. Faculty. Non-teaching staff. Representatives of students, Parents and Alumni of the college. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the seven criteria identified by NAAC. the Peer Team has given its concerted and objective assessment of the institution in the ensuing pages.
SECTION II : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION 1: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
Indira Gandhi National College , being a co- educational institution, caters to the needs of higher education for boys and girls of this rural area of Ladwa, Haryana. The Annual Report of the college proclaims that its goal is to develop the national character among the students and to inculcate among them responsibilities towards the society' and the country. As a means to subserve these objectives . the college has chosen to introduce under-graduate courses in all the three faculties namely Arts, Commerce and Science.
Under Arts taculty apart from languages including Punjabi, other subjects like Physical Education. Economics, Home Science, History', Political Science are offered. Under Commerce faculty subjects like Income Tax, Business Management, International Business, Financial Accounting, Business Economics and Computer Science are taught. From this year. Tax Procedure is offered as a vocational subject under UGC scheme. Under science faculty both Medical and Non- Medical combinations of subjects are taught.
During the academic year 2002-2003, a post-graduate programme in English is also started in the college.
Eventhough the program options have got to be in accordance with the norms of the Kurukshetra University to which the college is affiliated, there could be some new initiatives taken up by the college in divising new options through representatives on various academic bodies of the University. Few from faculties of Arts and Science are members of Board of Studies of
Kurukshetra University. One of them is a member of the court (senate) of Kurukshetra University'.
During the interaction with the faculty members, it was given to understand to the Peer team that the membership of Universe Bodies had helped in framing and modifying the syllabus and subject options.
Some of the senior faculty members have participated in national and international conferences .' symposia. A few of them, especially from Physics, Chemistry' and Zoology departments havepresented papers at the conferences including the recently convened Indian Science Congress. These and other academic persuits lent opportunities to the faculty to meet the peers in their respective disciplines and help in updating their knowledge.
Member has attended the orientation course in the last two years. During the same period, one teacher has been deputed for Ph.D. under faculty improvement programme.
For the purpose of evaluation of knowledge and skills learnt by students, monthly tests are conducted. Extra classes are devised for the benefit of weeker students. The advanced learners are given incentives like fee concession, prizes, merit certificates and additional library- facilities.
It is observed from the data relating to examination results that 50" o to 60Â°'o of the students who seek admission to first year drop out of the course until they reach final year. For example, in the latest batch of 254 students who had taken admission to B.A. First year only 104 appeared for the final examination, amounting to 60"/o drop out. This is a serious problem which needs to be addressed. It is suggested that a senior member of the faculty be assigned to analyse the drop out rate year-wise and inquire into the causes so that intensive coaching facility can be provided on priority basis. This will have a bearing not only on the future of individual students but also of the institution.
For the purpose of recruitment of teachers a committee is constituted by the University having its representatives
The teacher evaluation method consists of filling up ACR forms by the teachers. These are evaluated by the Principal and the college Governing Body at the end of the year. Governing Body advises the teachers if improvement is needed.
A formal system of evaluation of teachers by the students be introduced to measure the effectiveness of teaching objectively from thepoint of view of the main stakeholders.
CRITERION III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSIONS.
The college is an under-graduate college. Teachers have a feeling that only P G
colleges need to undertake research activities. However, college has potential to initiate
research activities. Teachers in Chemistry, Zoology and Physics Departments have good number of publications of their own Ph.D. work. Teachers in Physics Department are found charged with idea of continuing research. For senior Ph.D. holders, it is advisable to reinitiate the research work and reveal once again their potentials which they possess.
The publications on their credits are published in standard journals. They have
also attended good number of conferences. Botany Department needs to reorient fresh initiatives. There are no ongoing research projects but Departments appeared to be getting ready for the same. The Departments in Arts and Commerce faculties also posses research experience but have left themselves far behind the research trail. Teachers can undertake socially relevant minor research projects particularly in Commerce, Mathematics, Political Science and Economics Departments. These research projects, if submitted to funding agencies like CSIR, MHRD, DST, UGC etc., not only will enable teachers to tap funds for their personal research but also will enable them to keep abreast with modem trends in their respective fields.
Taking into consideration the vast and strong agricultural background of this area, transport, storage, business network etc. all the departments can offer consultancy and extension services in relevant areas such as crop growth pattern, agricultural practices, seed science technology, post harvest technology, pest management. There is enormous scope for many extension activities in the areas of banking, co- operative, social, cultural, agriculture, agro-horticulture, health and sports. Blood donation camps.
AIDS and environmental awareness programmes are organized occasionally. NSS has
been doing some of the above activities in nearby villages and documents have been prepared.
CRITRERION IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college is situated on 21 acres of land protected with peripheral compound wall. It's buildings have sufficient facilities for teaching, learning and administration. Library', Canteen, Auditorium, Vehicle parking and Gymnasium, spacious classrooms. Girls' Common Room. The college has good sports facilities like athletic tracks, courts for volleyball as well as badminton. However, other indoor games require some boost.
Canteen facility is available but needs proper maintenance. An auditorium has been recently built by management for the purpose ofholding meetings, festivals, indoor games and cultural activities.
The college has created computer learning facility by providing thirteen computers. Students are given opportunities to learn computers. The college has central library housing 27000 books with reasonably sufficient textbooks and few journals. It was surprising to note that classification and indexing of books is not done till now. However, indexing work has been initiated and is required to be completed at an earliest.
CRITERION V: STUDENTS SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
It is heartfelt concern that about 50% students drop out. Although this situation is largely due to the unique policy of University and State of admitting even the failures at +2 level, care is required to be taken to create systematic remedial courses, which do not exist here. The spirit of competitive examinations is to be inculcated and facilities are required to be created. Lectures by eminent personalities, experts in various subjects of learning can be arranged. Some scholarships are given by State Government and freeships are given to excelling sport students. Placement Cell and Alumni Association are required to be started immediately which will help in guiding and providing employment opportunities to students. College requires to be more interactive with outside agencies such as industries, universities and institutions of higher well equipped. Physics Department maintenance is worth appreciating.Chemistry Department needs a hood and fume chambers for using gas and heating facilities respectively.
Computers are required to be updated. Water coolers can be fitted in different wings. The common electricity swildi operations is a good concept and saves on electricity consumption and its misuse.
CRITERION VI: ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The overall management of the college is in the hands of the Governing Body of 21 members constituted as per the statute of Kurukshetra University and Haryana Govt. It has one representative of the DHE, one of the University, two of the teaching staff, one of the non- teaching staff and others from the parent education society constituted for the purpose. The Principal works as a member-secretary. The Governing Body meets from time to time for the purpose of resolving matters relating to administration of the college. It is observed from the records that the Governing Body has met only 2-3 times in the year. It is suggested in this regard that to ensure effective monitoring of the entireaffairs of the college, the frequency of the meetings be increased.
For the purpose of assistance in academic and co-curricular activities, the Principal has constituted a number of committees, each one of which is headed by a senior member of the teaching faculty. Advisory committee. Cultural committee. Library committee are a few prominent among them.
There is need for employing new technology in administration e.g. inter-com between different wings of the college, computerization of library and office.
As a welfare measure, loan facility is available to the staff against their provident fund. Motivation is an integral part of sound management. In addition to freeship to their wards, the Governing Body may think of certain schemes for the benefit of the staff by floating scholarships to the children of employees studying in the institution and by providing for reimbursement of medical expenses up to a certain amount per year.
Existence of grievance redressal mechanism is another significant ingredient of sound management of an institution. The college Governing Body has in all three representatives of the staff on it. Thus, there is an in built mechanism for grievance redressal. The measures for grievance redressal can be strengthened by forming students councils consisting of representatives of all the classes. There is need for installing Suggestion Boxes at prominent places in the campus.
As a measure of financial discipline, the college has prepared budget. However, it is necessary to analyse the budget at the end of the financial year by comparing the budgeted figures with the actual figures so that real benefits of the technique of Budgetary Control System can be obtained. There is also a system of internal audit in addition to Government audit.
During the discussion with the management, it was given to understand to the Peer Team that the management is in a position to generate required funds for future expansion and development of the college.
CRITERION VII : HEALTHY PRACTICES
Indira Gandhi National College has certain noteworthy healthy practices to its credit.
*The college is striving hard to accomplish its vision and goals of providing higher education to the students of this rural area.
*Some need based and Self- financing courses like Punjabi, Computer Science, Health and Physical Education are offered which are beneficial to students in their programme option and in shaping their career. M.A. in English literature is also introduced under self- financing scheme from this academic year (2002-2003). A UGC sponsored course on Tax Procedure has also been started.
*Value education is emphasized in this institution by organizing special lectures on moral
education, environment, AIDS, blood donation etc.
*The college has achieved distinction in various sports activities. For instance, in the weight lifting and power lifting competitions, the sports persons of this college have won sixteen medals- two gold, four silver and ten bronze medals.
*There is a positive encouragement to cultural activities. The students have won many awards through their participation in various cultural progammes and competitions.
*Participation of students and faculty in extention activities through NSS and NCC units reflects their social commitments. Recognition and awards received in these services are also worth mentioning.
*Spreading of awareness among women on their legal, socio- economicrights and privileges and of Government policies through Women Cell of the college is an appreciable feature.
*Prevalence of discipline, academic and social harmony is another noteworthy feature.
*The personal attention given by the teachers for the all-round personality development of the students is laudable. The enthusiastic involvement of teachers in curricular and co-curricular activities of the college needs special mention.
SECTION III: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The Peer Team, after perusing the Self-Study Report and assessing the various academic and infrastructural facilities of Indira GandhiNational College is very much impressed by the vision and the goals of the institution in the cause of promoting higher education in the interior rural area. The college has made significant progress in enlarging its academic activities by offering a variety of courses in Arts, Commerce and Science faculties. This effort has been further supplemented byintroducing need based and self-financing courses which are highly relevant and useful from the view point of students. Teachers shoulder the responsibilities of providing appropriate teaching-learning experiences to learners. The evaluation methodology adopted is adequate. Research culture is prevalent particularly in science departments. Extension activities carried out by the college is appreciable. The college has good infrastructure facilities. Organization and management are efficient, democratic and transparent.
While appreciating the progress of the institution, the Peer Team would like to suggest the following for the future development of the college: -
*Infrastructural facilities, both academic and physical, need to be expanded for the further
progress of the institution.
*The college needs to offer some more innovative and job-oriented courses like
Bio- technology. Computer applications. International Business, Women Studies and Agro-based courses which will lielp the students in making programme option and shaping their career.
*The college may think of introducing Master's degree courses in Chemists. Physics and
*Teachers need to be encouraged to improve their academic qualifications under faculty
improvement programmes or through institutional logistic support.
*The institution needs to construct one hostel for boys and another for girls. This would help the students coming from remote villages in making use of library and other infrastructural facilities intensively.
*Though the Peer Team could find research activity in some Departments, critical research is yet to emerge. The college authorities have to take necessary steps in providing positive encouragement for the furtherance of research in all the Departments.
*The team observed that some teachers are using audio-visual aids in the classrooms. Greater use of such techniques is recommended for effective teaching-learning process.
*The computer center needs to be expanded with more number of terminals and networking of all the Departments including Library to meet the growing demand of the use of computers in higher education. Internet facilities may be provided so that more and up to date information is available to teachers as well as students.
*The central library need to be modernized and equipped with more number of books and
periodicals in order to cater to the needs of growing student population in the college.
*A qualified librarian should be appointed with utmost priority'.
*Sports, Cultural and Extension activities should be expanded further for all-round
development of the personality of students and also to make the presence of the institution felt in the surrounding rural region.
*The institution should make earnest efforts to develop linkage with national research institutions and also with agricultural research stations around here. This would improve the academic ambience of the college.
*The college should make arrangernent to install reprographic facilities for the benefits of students as well as teachers.
*The excess land of the Institution can be brought under commercial plantation and auditorium can be rented for public functions to generate income for the development of the college.
Indira Gandhi National College has earned a good reputation for imparting quality education and a sense of discipline to the younger generation in this part of rural Haryana since its establishment in 1975. The college has been fortunate to have committed Principals for its unbridled advancement. The Principal Dr. M.R. Gupta has the necessary traits of good leadership and is enthusiastic in the all-round progress of the institution.
The college should continue to strive hard to sustain thereputation earned through the collective efforts of the Principal, faculty,non-teaching staff and student community and of course, the active involvement of the management. The Peer Team wishes all the best to this promising institution to reach new academic heights in the years ahead.
Professor M Madaiah (Chairman)
Professor P T Pattanshetty ( Member)
Professor A D Sawant (Member)
R, MIMI. LAOWA
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