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Government Shakambhar Post Graduate College, Jaipur, Rajasthan


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Government Shakambhar Post Graduate College, Jaipur, Rajasthan
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Sambhar Lake
Jaipur (District Jaipur)
Rajasthan, India



Government Shakambhar Post Graduate College, Jaipur Rajasthan is a recognised institute / college. Status: Govt. Government Shakambhar Post Graduate College, Jaipur Rajasthan is also known as Government College.
Principal of Government Shakambhar Post Graduate College, Jaipur Rajasthan is Kul Bhushan (Mobile 9672788482).

Government Shakambhar Post Graduate College is situated in Jaipur of Rajasthan state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Jaipur comes under Jaipur Tehsil, Jaipur District.

Contact Person(s) of the Government Shakambhar Post Graduate College, Jaipur Rajasthan is (are): Nodal Officer: Dr. Kirti Shekhawat (Mobile 9829405898).

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Contact Details of Government Shakambhar Post Graduate College, Jaipur Rajasthan are : 01425-224407, 224550



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NAAC report of Government Shakambhar Post Graduate College

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
The Government Shakambhar College, Sambhar Lake, District Jaipur, Rajasthan volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), by presenting a Self-Study Report. A Peer Team consisting of the following visited the College for two days from 21st to 22nd March, 2005. Dr. Latha Pillai, Adviser, NAAC coordinated the visit to the college.

Prof. M. Abdul Rahiman (Chairman)
Former Vice Chancellor of
Kannur and Calicut Universities
Halcyon, Kaprigudda New Road
Mangalore - 575001, Karnataka

Dr. Abha Agrawal (Member)
Principal
Vidyawati Mukandlal P. G. College for Women, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh - 201001

Dr. Yoginder Verma (Member Coordinator)
Professor of Management & Director, UGC- Academic Staff College
Himachal Pradesh University
Summer Hill
Shimla - 171005, (H. P.)

The Government Shakambhar College, Sambhar Lake, District Jaipur, Rajasthan, affiliated to University of Rajasthan was established in July 1970. Shri Mohan Lal Sukhadia, the then Chief Minister of Rajasthan inaugurated it. The College is named after the local deity Maata Shakambhari Devi. The Nagrik Vikas Samiti, Sambhar Lake donated the building of the college. The major part of the land was donated by well-known social worker Shri Kailash Mandhana.

It was started as a co-educational, Undergraduate College. It is a Rajasthan Government Institution having 26 acres of land. The college is located in rural region. The campus of the college includes college building with infrastructure facilities like Hostel, Canteen, Playground, facility for indoor games, two halls including one audio-visual hall, etc. It is recognized by UGC under 2(f) and under 12(B) and is funded by the Govt. of Rajasthan. The college offers courses in the faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce at undergraduate level. In 1994 it became a Post-Graduate College. It provides facilities for M.A in Political Science, M.Com. (Accounting & Business Statistics), M.Com. (Business Administration), and M.Com. (Economic Administration and Financial Administration).

The college offers 03 UG, 04 Postgraduate Programmes . It is a recognized center for Ph.D. degree research work. Extension activities are carried out through NSS and NCC units in the college. The Library and office are not yet computerized.

The total strength of the college is - 1234 (UG-1115 and PG-119). Teaching programmes are conducted under annual system and the evaluation is done as per the rules and regulations of University of Rajasthan. There are 34 permanent teachers, out of which 23 are Ph.D and 6 are M.Phil degree holders. There are 24 administrative staff members. The college has not established linkages with other institutions at regional and national levels. The unit cost of education is Rs. 9550.85 (including salary component).

The Peer Team carefully perused and analyzed the Self-Study Report submitted by the College. During institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments, laboratories, library and all other facilities. It interacted with various constituents of the College. The Team also interacted with the Principal, Vice-Principal, Faculty Members, Students, Administrative Staff, Parents and Alumni. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the College were visited. It validated the documents made available to them during the visit. All aspects given in criterion I to VII of the Self-Study Report were analyzed and validated. The observations of the Team are given as under:

SECTION II: CRITERION WISE REPORT
CRITERION I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
As an affiliated college of University of Rajasthan, the College follows the syllabi and scheme of examination prescribed by the university for the undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It offers traditional B.A. pass Courses in Hindi, English, Sanskrit, History, Political Science, Economics, Geography; B.Sc. in Mathematics and Biology; M.Com.(Accounting & Business Statistics), M.Com. (Business Administration), and M.Com. (Economic Administration and Financial Administration; and M.A. in Political Science.

In view of the curricula being prescribed and designed by the University of Rajasthan through Board of Studies meeting annually and to be followed by the affiliated colleges, the college obviously does not offer diversity and flexibility to learners. Recently, the College has got sanction for career oriented courses which is very encouraging for the College and beneficial to the students.

However, permanent faculty teaches all classes and multi-method of teaching is adopted by the departments, courses are unitized and progress of contents is monitored regularly. Timetable is especially taken care of as per convenience of the students. Directorate of College Education does periodical academic audit of the college.

CRITERION - II: TEACHING - LEARNING AND EVALUATION
College admits students on the basis of students academic records. In addition to University examinations class tests are held to assess the progress of students. The college has no mechanism of catering to individual differences among learners. The teachers adhere to their lecture plans and finish courses on time. UGC has sanctioned funds for conducting remedial courses to the educationally disadvantaged students, which has to be implemented immediately. Pass percentage of students is good ( 81%) and one student of B.Sc. has topped in the university examination in 2004.

Evaluation of teachers performance is done by self-appraisal method. There is a need for having monitoring cell to keep a record and monitor teachers performance. Five teachers have been awarded Teacher Research Fellowship by U.G.C. during 2004. Faculty members also participated in national seminars, workshops, conferences, refresher courses and symposia, etc. four lecturers of arts, one lecturer of science and one lecturer of commerce attended international conferences. Six lecturers of commerce attended eleven national conferences. In arts faculty four lecturers participated in sixteen national conferences while in science faculty two teachers attended three national conferences. In science Sadsanskar Samiti, Sambhar Lake, felicitated faculty one teacher. Satisfaction in case of teachers may be increased by providing congenial atmosphere, grants to publish research articles, academic leave for field work and facility of reprography and Internet Access.

CRITERION - III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The College endeavors to promote research culture among teachers. About 30% teachers are actively engaged in research activities. Seven teachers have been awarded Ph.D. Degree during last two years under Faculty Improvement Programme of UGC during ninth plan, whereas five teachers are pursuing their Ph.D work. The college may have to initiate stronger measures to establish a Research Centre for generating research environment. While two minor Research Projects have been completed, three more have been sanctioned by U.G.C. with total outlay of Rs.145000. However, the college is not providing any consultancy services. The college organized extension lectures in the departments of chemistry, sanskrit, commerce under UGC plan

N.S.S., Rovers and Rangers mainly carry out extension activities for community development and social work, health and hygiene awareness, and environment awareness. Mahila Adhyayan Kendra organizes outreach programmes for social upliftment of women by creating awareness and sensitizing them towards contemporary problems and realities. Competitions are organized to enhance their talent and skill. Yojna Manch is another platform for the conduction of extension activities.

CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The College is located at a distance of 2 kms from the town and caters to the educational needs of rural students. It has adequate building infrastructure to house its Teaching Departments and Administrative Wing. Various facilities such as classrooms, laboratories, library and sports are optimally utilized. The college had very limited hostel facility. Currently, the building is vacant. The infrastructure is maintained by using the funds available under Boys Fund, and grants received from State Government and the UGC. The work of maintenance is executed through Public Works Department and other Government Agencies. As far as maintenance and beautification of campus is concerned, the College utilizes the services of its NSS volunteers in plantation and maintaining cleanliness.

The college library has 26,840 books and subscribes to 13 journals/periodicals. It also provides Book Bank Facility to the needy students. An Advisory Committee monitors the library functioning. It works for 6 days per week and 7 hours in a day. The library services and functions are not computerized. The College has to plan for having the facilities of reprography, computers and Internet in its library. The College does not have its own computer centre. There is only one computer in the College. However, as per the policy of the government, it provides elementary computer education to its students through a privately owned agency. The contractor maintains the computers at his own level. There is a lack of any inter-institutional interaction or arrangement for augmenting its research and teaching capabilities.

The teaching and non-teaching staff gets medical aid and has the facility of reimbursement of medical bills of government hospitals subject to the allocation of medical funds in annual budget. It does not have required arrangement for providing health services at the campus.

The College has the facilities for some games such as basketball, volley ball, cricket, badminton and table tennis. The sports persons who represented at the state level competitions have the incentive of getting weightage at the time of admission to various courses. Some students have excelled in inter college sports competitions and extra curricular activities such as group song and one act play. There are two seminar halls. Canteen building has been constructed and is to be operationalised.

CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The college offers Under Graduate and Postgraduate courses. The dropout rate reported is about 3 percent during this academic year. The college has not kept any record of the positions held by its alumni. The number of students passing UGC-CSIR, UGC-NET, SLET is negligible. It does publish its own prospectus annually. It contains information on general aspects, various academic courses, rules of admission, fee structure, sports services, procedure for admission, etc. There exists a provision for providing preference for admissions and granting of scholarships to the students of socially and economically backward groups. The physically handicapped students are also given scholarships. The financial aids are given to students as per the Government norms and policy. Every year scholarships are given to different categories of students namely- SC, ST, OBC, Disabled, Meritorious, Merit cum need and Deceased Government wards. The College has yet to establish an employment cell for providing career counseling to its students. The advisory bureau gives personal and academic counseling to the students and it needs to be further strengthened. Teachers have to play an important role in this direction. The college lacks in campus recreational facilities. It publishes its college magazine and also conducts cultural programmes.

CRITERION VI: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

The college performs various managerial functions with the help of committees. These committees assist the Principal in performing various functions. Coordinators of respective committees and Principal monitors the functioning of these committees. A special committee, with the senior most staff member as its head, monitors the work efficiency of the office. The college does not prepare its own academic calendar, rather being a Government College it follows the academic calendar prepared by the Director, College Education. State Government does the appointment of the staff. The tuition fee and other charges are governed by the Government norms. The College has no say in preparing the annual budget. There is hardly any welfare programme being implemented in the College. A committee redresses the grievances of the employees, students and teachers. After giving hearing to the aggrieved party, the Committee takes corrective action. The staff has the facility of getting loans such as GPF, SI loan, House Building Loan as per Government norms. The College follows the Government procedure for making purchases. Its accounts are maintained and audited regularly.

CRITERION VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
The peer team has identified the following healthy practices of the college:
The College has the mechanism of having internal quality checks through a committee.
It manages its affairs with the help of committees.

Civic responsibilities and values of cooperation, sacrifice, dignity of labour and self-reliance are inculcated through NSS, NCC and Rovers Scouts. The students learn to get the joy of serving the community.
Special competitions are held for developing the confidence and personality of girl students under the Mahila Adhyan Kendra.

Team spirit and cooperation is developed through a number of group activities in the College.
The College conducts community awareness programmes like literacy, AIDS awareness, heath and hygiene, environment protection, etc.

Elementary computer awareness is given to the students by hiring the services of a private party.
The College holds various competitions such as essay writing, collage & poster making for developing capacity to learn.
Communication skills are developed through various kinds of competitions such as debates, elocution, extempore, dramatics, poetry recitation, etc.

The Discipline Committee maintains discipline in the College. All cases of indiscipline are reported to this Committee for taking suitable action.

SECTION III: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The College aims at the integral and total formation of the young. To accomplish this, special efforts are made to help the students become mature and spirituality oriented. In a true spirit of democracy and fair deal, preferential admissions are given to the socially and economically weaker sections of the society. In admissions, 16% of seats are reserved for SC candidates, 12% for ST, 21% for OBC and 3% for the physically handicapped students. There is a special privilege for admission of the disrupted Kashmiris, 1% of seats are reserved for them. To encourage womens education, weightage of 2% of the total aggregate of marks is given to the girls in admission.
Several schemes of financial assistance are available through different agencies. Merit scholarship, Merit-cum-need scholarship and National scholarship, are available through Director of Collegiate Education, Rajasthan. Department of Social Welfare is providing financial assistance to SC/ST/OBC students.

At undergraduate level courses in Arts, Science and Commerce are offered in the College. In the faculty of arts, the subjects offered are Hindi, English, Sanskrit, History, Economics, Political Science and Geography. In the faculty of Science, subjects offered are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology and Botany. In the faculty of Commerce, besides B.Com; M.Com is offered in ABST, B.A. and EAFM. P.G. course in Political Science is also offered. General Hindi, General English, Environmental Science and Elementary Computers are the compulsory subjects for the first year students of degree courses.
Various facilities are available for sports and extension activities. NCC and NSS units are carrying out many social activities.

The college has a vision for its future growth. It has plans to start some diploma courses, certificate courses and some career-oriented courses. It also aspires to start P.G. courses in science subjects, and to add some more subjects in P.G. Arts. At undergraduate level, subjects like Sociology and Public administration are planned. A Master Plan is prepared for the future development of the campus.

SUGGESTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
The proposed expansion work of the college campus may be taken up at the earliest.

A fully equipped Central Computer lab should be established.

Self-financing courses in Computer Science may also be started on top priority.

Computer awareness among students, teachers and employees is very essential.

Full Computerization of the library and office may be taken up in a phased manner.

Recent books, relevant journals and more English & Hindi newspapers may be added to the Central Library.

Books in the library have to be classified at the earliest..

Internet facility has to be setup in the Central Library for the benefit of faculty and students.

Labs to be up-graded by adding more equipments.

Healthcare facilities to the students and employees are important. Efforts should be made to open a health centre and cover the employees and students under health insurance scheme.

Reprographic facilities may be provided in the library.

Students attendance and progress records may be computerized and made available to the Principal, Heads of the Departments, and to the parents.

In addition to ongoing minor research projects of UGC, more staff members should be encouraged to apply to State and National agencies for research projects.

Teachers may be encouraged to attend seminars; write papers and undergo professional development programmes.

Remedial courses to weaker sections of students may be arranged in the required subjects and the UGC funds recently allocated may be optimally utilized.

Students aspiring to work at national and international levels have to gain good proficiency in English Language and so steps may be taken in this direction by establishing an English Language Lab.

The existing boys hostel building may be made functional immediately.

Government may be requested to provide funds to construct Ladies hostel to enable girls from far off places to pursue their higher education. The College may also apply to UGC for getting grant for construction of girls hostel, particularly for rural girl students.

The proposed new courses in degree and postgraduate levels may be got sanctioned at the earliest.
Temporary appointments may be made in place of vacancies.

A placement cell may be setup for the benefit of the students.

The Alumni Association should be formed and may be involved in all developmental activities of the institution. They can also give financial assistance to weaker students in the form of freeships, awards, scholarships, etc.

The staff members may be given opportunities to improve their academic qualifications by encouraging deputation to centers of higher learning and to attend seminars, orientation and refresher courses.

More P.G. Courses in different subjects may be started to enable the graduates of this college to continue their higher education here itself.

Canteen facility may be made available at the earliest in the newly constructed building.

An orientation course/induction may be conducted in the beginning of the academic year to inform the students about the use of library, benefits of NSS, NCC and other extension facilities in the college.

All faculty members in their classes may use the audio-visual facilities.

Student Advisory Bureau and Information Centre may be made more active for advising students about different courses offered in India and abroad.

Residential facility for Principal may be provided in the Campus.
I have gone through the report and agree with it.

Principal
Shakambhar Government P. G. College, Sambhar Lake
District Jaipur,
Rajasthan - 303604

Dated: 22.3.2005

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