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RL Saharia Government College, Jaipur, Rajasthan


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RL Saharia Government College, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Address:Poddar School Premises Gandhi Nagar
Jaipur (District Jaipur)
Rajasthan, India



RL Saharia Government College, Jaipur Rajasthan is a recognised institute / college.
RL Saharia Government 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 RL Saharia Government College, Jaipur Rajasthan is (are): Nodal Officer Dr. Jamana Lal Sharma (Mobile 9314066555 ).

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Contact Details of RL Saharia Government College, Jaipur Rajasthan are : 01423-265828

Nodal Officer: Dr. Pushpa Parikh (Mobile 9413976268)



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Approval details: RL Saharia Government College is affiliated with University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (Rajasthan)



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NAAC report of RL Saharia Government College

Section I: Preface
R.L. Saharia Govt. College volunteered to be assessed and accreditated by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) by submitting its self-study report. NAAC constituted an expert committee to visit the college and validate its self-study report. The peer team comprised of Prof. H.L. Verma, Former Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor of management, Guru Jambheshwar University Hissar, Haryana as the Chairman, Dr. A.K. Indrayan. Professor, Department of Chemistry, Former Dean, Faculty of Science, Gurukula Kangri University, Hardwar, Uttaranchal as the Member Coordinator and Prof. (Mrs.) K. Samaddar, Retd. Principal, Govt. M.K.B.College for Women, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh as the other member. The team visited the institution for two days, i.e., from 19th to 20th January 2005. Dr. Latha Pillai, Adviser, NAAC nicely coordinated the visit on behalf of NAAC.

The establishment of R.L. Saharia Govt. College took place in 1959, when a local industrialist Seth Rai Bahadur Shri Rameshwar Lal Saharia donated the land and constructed the buildings for the college and handed over to the Government of Rajasthan. His aim was to provide higher education to students in the pure and clean environment of rural life. Since then it has been functioning as a Government College. The Government added some more buildings in the form of administrative block, science laboratories, and library later on. The UGC funded the construction of Science Block, a few rooms and three residential quarters for the college faculty. The college was upgraded to PG in the Commerce Faculty in 1995. The college is affiliated to University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. It got its recognition of the UGC under 2(f) and 12(b) in 1979. The student strength of the college is 2669, including 55 students in PG Courses. It is a coeducational institution but the girl students are only 57.

Located in the rural area near Chomu, Distt. Jaipur, the college is spread in about seventeen acres of land apart from about 100 bighas of agricultural land owned by it. Campus is green and beautiful. College aims to develop a well integrated personality, by making the rural students aware of their intellectual and spiritual capabilities. It has contributed greatly in this regard.

The college has a highly qualified teaching faculty of 65 teachers, but nine of them have gone on leave under Teacher Fellowship to pursue Ph.D. degree. There are 25 members on the non-teaching staff. The college is having 16 teaching departments in Science, Arts and Commerce. The Commerce Faculty has PG programmes also in three subjects. There is a facility for Central library, Computer center and Sports grounds. Some staff quarters are also available in campus.

The Peer Team carefully perused and analysed the self-study report submitted by the institute. During the institution visit, Peer Team went through the relevant documents, visited the various departments and interacted with the various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and other facilities of the institution were visited. The Peer Team also interacted at length with the Principal, Faculty, Students, Non-teaching staff, Parents of students and Alumni of the institution. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, the Peer Team has aimed at the assessment of the institution including its commendable features as well as the issues of concern.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
R.L. Saharia Govt. College, Kaladera is providing undergraduate education in the Faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce and Postgraduate in Commerce in EAFM, Business Adm. and ABST. No Ph.D. programmes are available. At the B.A. level, it is providing various set of combinations among eight subjects. At the B.Sc. level, there are two streams, biology and mathematics. In B.Com. there are eighteen papers spread over three years. The
programmes of teaching and learning are consistent with the goals and objectives of the institution.

Though the college may start any new programme with due permission from the Government and the University, the courses are designed solely by the University. College does not have any role in designing the curriculum. However, it has a few staff members who are in Board of Studies of their respective subjects. College has applied for the registration of College Development Committee to start certain Self Financing Courses.

Observations of the Sub-Committee Members on the above Criterion:

Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The teaching faculty of the college is well qualified. Out of 65 teachers 44 hold the Ph.D. degree, another 12 M. Phil, and the remaining 9 are PG.

There are 2669 students in UG and PG classes at present of which OBC, SC/ST are in large number. The college follows the admission policy as stipulated by the State Government and in accordance with the procedures laid down by the University. The college selects the students for admission on the basis of their academic record.

The usual chalk and talk method of teaching is adopted along with charts and demonstration and college has one over head projector. Educational tours are often arranged for the students. The college holds mid-term examinations of students. The college does not provide any bridge or remedial courses to the educationally disadvantaged students. No motivational methods are adopted by the institution for its advanced learners and exceptionally bright students. The institution has not devised any method of receiving feed back from the students. Drop out rate is about 6 percent.

Students are encouraged to participate in intra and inter college competitions like essay writing, debates, declamations, paper reading, quiz, etc. Many academic associations exist and are quite active. Planning forum, literary forum and cultural forum also exist. However, there are very poor transport facilities for the day scholars from the surrounding villages. It is affecting the attendance of students in the class.

Working days of the college in a year are on an average 225, out of which the teaching days extend up to maximum 180. Every teacher is required to take a teaching load of 18 hrs per week. The ratio of teaching to non-teaching staff is approximately 2.7:1. It is satisfactory to note that 100 percent classes are taught by the full time faculty. The participation of teachers in attending seminars, conferences, workshops is satisfactory and seven teachers have participated at the national level seminars during the last two years. Some of the teachers have attended the International seminars also. No teacher has gone to participate as a resource person so far. Many teachers have attended orientation courses and the refresher courses.

The college prepares academic calendar of the year in the light of the university guidelines. Time table and classes are allocated right in the beginning of the session. The heads hold the meeting of their departments where the details of the curricula are finalised.

Selection and appointment of teachers are made in accordance with Govt./University/UGC rules.

The evaluation of the performance of teachers is done through self-appraisal, assessment by concerned Head of the department and the Principal. College has not organized any Seminar or Conference.

Observations of the Sub-Committee Members on the above Criterion:

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Majority of the teachers hold Ph.D. degree and they have research background. Some of the teachers are involved in active research in college also. The college provides the study leave as per norms of UGC under Faculty Improvement Programme and Teacher Fellowship schemes. Nine have availed the Teacher Fellowship at present for doing Ph.D. However, it seems that in undergraduate departments even the qualified researcher is not encouraged to become research supervisor as per university rules. Still the research publications made by some of the teaching staff members are good. Principal of the college, in Botany, and another teacher in Geography have produced Ph.D.s under their supervision. Botany and Mathematics teachers, in particular, and some teachers in Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Hindi, Sanskrit and Commerce deserve appreciation in this regard. Some of the teachers have authored books which are recommended in various colleges in Rajasthan. A teacher each in the department of ABST in Commerce, and Mathematics and Botany in Science have good contribution in this regard. A Faculty member in Zoology has availed Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship, U. K. 2003-2004 and earlier the Humboldt Fellowship (Germany) and has very good research work to his credit.

There is no system of consultancy being provided by the college. There is no full time designated person for extension activities. But, the college is providing some extension services like adult education and literacy, community development, health and hygiene awareness, environment awareness, AIDS awareness, etc. through its NSS and NCC programmes. Blood donation and Pulse Polio camps have also been organized. College has three units of NSS and a company of NCC. Scouting programme is also active. College encourages about 350 volunteers of NSS and about 160 cadets of NCC along with 30 Scouts to reach the society with their designed programmes. NSS has adopted three villages in the nearby areas and has rendered good social service in these villages. NSS volunteers are taking enough interest in cleanliness and maintenance of campus. NSS students are also making effort to educate the surrounding area people about evils of dowry and child marriage. Many of the NCC cadets have attended national level competitions. It was good to note that this year 32 cadets got the C certificate. They have in their fold some very good cadets including a gold medalist in firing.

Observations of the Sub-Committee Members on the above Criterion:

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
College has five blocks of buildings comprising thirty six Class Rooms including two Halls and two lecture theatres , an Administrative Block, six Laboratories, a Library, and a girls Common Room etc. A computer is available in the Principals office. Some residential quarters in the campus are available for teachers and other staff.

There is a central library having more than 51,000 books and a large reading room built by UGC grant. A separate Reference Section exists, storing Encyclopedia and some good Reference books. However, no computerization has been done. It is not interconnected with other libraries for inter-library borrowing. Book bank facilities are available for SC and ST students. Internet facility does not exist. The Reprography facility exists. College has two generators.

Laboratories are well equipped. Maintenance of the campus is average but efforts in last one year need an acknowledgement.

A computer center exists with 20 PCs on contractual basis with a private company. However, soon the college is going to own them as per contract. College is striving to develop good sports facilities. Incentive is given to the sportsperson in the form of cash award, track-suits, etc. A foot ball ground, volley-ball ground, cricket ground, badminton and lawn tennis courts are available. A kho-kho ground is also available. In tune with the local and surrounding rural population, rightly the Kabaddi is encouraged. Though only few students have participated at regional or state level and none at national level, but inter -college tournaments in some events have been organised in the college. It was good to note that a Faculty member in English had received lot of prizes and recognitions in Rifle shooting and other sports activities.

College has two hostels but at present they are not in operation because of an urgent need of repair and no hostel facility exists. A women cell functions in the campus. It is encouraging and training the girl students in Rangoli, Mehandi and Folk arts and dances

The college brings out a magazine ‘Arunodaya’ through which the students get an opportunity to develop their creativity in writing in English and Hindi and the teachers get the opportunity to show their skills in this field. However, it has not been published in last one year. Steps have been taken to resume its publication.

Criterion V: Students Support and Progression
The college publishes its updated prospectus every year. It contains the details about the available courses, rules and regulations for admission to various courses, the fee structure, the college calendar of the year, the availability of different scholarships and financial aid.

There is no employment cell or placement officer but the teachers participate in academic and the personal counselling. Many students have qualified the UGC/CSIR-NET and UGC-SLET. It was nice to note that many students have got selected in Indian Civil Services and Rajasthan Administrative Services. No alumni association exists but process of its formation has been started .

The college provides some recreational and leisure time facilities in the form of indoor games and outdoor games. Debate clubs and Quiz clubs. Cultural programmes are organized annually.

Visiting team was especially impressed by seeing a large map of India showing all its natural patterns built on ground by the Geography department. English department is also striving for some advance learning systems.

Apart from merit and means scholarships some students have been awarded Sumedha scholarships by an external agency

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The college is managed by Commissioner of Higher Education, Rajasthan through the Principal of the College. The Rajasthan Government and the Rajasthan University have their due role. University conducts periodical inspection of the college. Principal enjoys all powers pertaining to day to day managements of the college. College has a Faculty Council and some committees to look after the various programmes of the institution and the development and maintenance of the institution and its campus.

The work efficiency of the non-teaching staff is monitored through their Annual Confidential Reports (ACR).

The fee structure is as per government norms. College has an internal audit mechanism.

The college has some welfare programmes for the teaching and non-teaching staff. Loans are provided for house building, purchase of vehicle, marriage of ward and medical emergency etc. from the Provident Fund of the employee as per rules.

Criterion VII: Other Healthy Practices
The faculty of the college is striving towards realizing the goal of imparting quality education and for which some healthy practices have been established.

*Policies, progress and development in different areas are discussed and monitored by
various individual committees.

*Every year the Students Union is elected and a separate office for the Union is provided.

*Sports and sports persons are encouraged.

*A grievance redressal cell exists.

*Students Advisory Bureau is active.

*A consumer cooperative store is available.

*College has succeeded in getting funds from a local industrial organisation to build a huge water storage covered tank which collects rainy water from roofs of the college
buildings. It would help in irrigation and in recharging underground water.

Observations of the Sub-Committee Members on the above Criterion:

Section 3: Overall Analysis and Suggestions
R.L. Saharia Govt. College, Kaladera is one of in oldest government institutions in rural settings which was started day back in 1959 with the support of a local philanthropist who donated both the land and the building for this purpose. The college owns huge land, about 100 Bighas agriculture farms, in addition to 17 acres plot where the institution functions. Looking at the old infrastructure available, it seems the college was at its glory during its earlier years. It has three big teaching blocks, one library block, two hostels, playgrounds, staff quarters and many other facilities. Due to poor maintenance of buildings and other infrastructure because of shortage of funds, some of the facilities like hostels, some residences and others are not in usable condition at present.

The college gets best of the faculty, being nearer to the State capital, Jaipur is about 40 km from the college. It is a place of attraction for posting for the teachers. Sanctioned posts seldom lie vacant for long. There is no government college in Jaipur city and it is the nearest location available for the teachers. The Faculty is highly qualified and talented. However, lot of talent seems to be unexplored.

The college has greatly contributed in the upliftment of this rural area. It is catering to the higher education needs of a large region and a number of people of this area who occupy responsible positions at various levels in government, and other organisations had their education from this college. There is a dire need for new initiatives through academic and administrative diversifications so as to restore the old glory of this premier rural institution.

The college is owned and managed by the state government. The staff is well qualified and adequate in number. The classroom teaching is going on well, though largely with traditional lecture method. The results of university examinations are good. Research environment is low and some initiatives are at individual level only. The college did not organise any seminar, conference so far. Library has sufficient number of books and there are no facilities in the form of automated services, inter-library borrowings, internet facility, etc. in the library. The college has a computer centre facility with twenty computers acquired through a contractual arrangement with a private agency. It is adequate for elementary computer education for first year students. In additions there is one computer available in the college office.

Sports facilities exist and the students are participating at college and inter-college levels. One NCC unit and three NSS units are functioning. Arts, Science and Commerce wings have formed separate academic associations under which different academic activities are organised at college level. Students advisory bureau also exists and it is headed by a senior teacher. A women cell has been established to look after the girl students on the campus.

Total strength of students at present in 2669, of which 57 are girls and the remaining are boys. Almost all the students have rural background and majority of them i.e. about 83% belong to SC, ST and OBC categories. Arrangements for remedial coaching to educationally disadvantaged and programmes for advanced learners do not exist.

It is an institution where a lot of potential exists. It can do much more than what is doing at present. A positive response to the changing environment, through some fresh initiatives at the level of governance are needed to be taken. The following specific suggestions are put forward in this regard:

*The teaching departments should participate in programmes like COSIP/ COHSSIP/ COSIST with the assistance of UGC.

*College should seek grants from UGC, DST, ICAR, etc. under its various schemes.

*Teachers be encouraged to involve more in active research and strive for the Ph.D. degree if they are not already holding such a qualification. Those who are Ph.D. need to go for sponsored projects so as to continue with research work.

*Teachers be encouraged to involve in Consultancy through the college so that some extra funds are raised and utilized for development of better infrastructure. It is desirable if uniform consultancy rules for college teachers are framed by the State College Education Department.

*Certain courses which are in demand like Biotechnology, Office Administration, Public Administration, Insurance, Entrepreneurship, etc. be started and necessary permission be taken from the concerned bodies. Certain courses related to Dhabu Indigo Printing and Kanta Work and Edible Oil Processing etc. be started looking to the local needs.

*Hostel facility should be restored by repairing and renovating the hostels.

*Taking into view that it is a coeducational institution, due care has to be taken in respect
of facilities provided in the college girls common room.

*The remedial coaching classes for the educationally disadvantaged and a well defined structured programme for the advance learners should also be properly provided.

*A multipurpose gymnasium hall and auditorium be established. Necessary grants from the UGC should be sought for these and the development of other advance facilities in sports.

*The botanical garden should also be better maintained.

*The college is advised to establish some linkages with institutes of higher learning and research organisations within the State as well as outside the State.

*Alumni Association needs to be established and meetings of the Association be held regularly. Initiative in this regard may be taken by the in staff Alumni.

*The college should plan MOUs with Industries, both small and large, for cooperation in academic and research activities for their mutual benefits.

*The PG department of Commerce should have a departmental library and separate computer lab besides some administrative and financial freedom. Attempt should be made to bring more seriousness among PG students and creating an environment parallel to university PG department.

*Computerization of library and Internet facilities be developed at the priority basis.

*Efforts be made to have a Chest bank in Kaladera and an Extension Counter of a bank in the campus.

The ultimate control of a Government college lies with the State Higher Education
Department with Commissioner Higher Educational as its head and day to day management
in the hands of the Principal. Some drastic decisions and innovative measures in the form
of structural reforms and liberalisation of controls are needed to be taken in the current
scenario at the top level. It would have been better if some senior functionary of the
education department would have been available for interaction with the Peer Team.

The members of the Peer Team would like to place on record their sincere thanks to the Principal, the Faculty, Non-teaching staff, Students, Parents of the students and the Alumni for their support and best cooperation during the visit of NAAC Peer Team.

Prof. H.L. Verma (Chairman)
Former Pro Vice-chancellor, Professor of Management
Guru Jambheshwar University
Hissar 125001, Haryana

Dr A.K Indrayan (Member Coordinator)
Professor, Dept of Chemistry
Former Dean, Faculty of Science
Gurukula Kangri University, Hardwar

Prof. (Mrs) K. Samaddar (Member)
Retd. Principal
Govt. MKB College for Women
Jabalpur 482001, Madhya Pradesh

I agree with the observations and recommendations made by the Peer Team in this report.

(Dr. A.K. Mathur)
Principal

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