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DRM Science College, Davangere, Karnataka


DRM Science College, Davangere, Karnataka
Davangere (District Davangere)
Karnataka, India
Pin Code : 577004

DRM Science College, Davangere Karnataka is a recognised institute / college. DRM Science College, Davangere Karnataka is also known as DRM Science Degree College. DRM Science College, Davangere Karnataka is managed by Society: Bapuji Educational Association.
DRM Science College is situated in Davangere of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Davangere comes under Davangere Tehsil, Davangere District.

Fax # of DRM Science College, Davangere Karnataka is 08192 - 250207.

email ID(s) is DRM Science College Davangere Karnataka

Website of DRM Science College, Davangere Karnataka is http://drm.beadvg.org/.

Contact Details of DRM Science College, Davangere Karnataka are : Ph : + 91 - 8192 - 250207

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Section -I : Introduction
The D.R.M. Science College was established by the Bapuji Educational Association at Davangere. The B.E. Association which was started in 1958 took over in that year an already existing Govt. Intermediate College and converted it into an Arts, Commerce and Science College. This college was bifurcated into ARG Arts & Commerce College and D.R.M. Science College in the year 1973. The college, which was initially affiliated to Mysore University, is now permanently affiliated to Kuvempu University, Shimoga. This is a grant in aid college and is recognized by the UGC under section 2(f) since 1973 and 12(B) since March 1999.

The vision of the college is to provide quality value based career oriented Educational Programmes and ensure full development of Human potentials.
The college is located on an area of 4 acres of land and is built in four blocks, one of which is the administrative block, two of the blocks are for science classrooms and laboratories and the fourth block is for library use, with a few newly added science departments.

The college at present has 614 students of which 316 are male and 198 are female students. The college offers the B.Sc. degree level with 5 programme options in 8 different science subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Micro-biology, Mathematics, Electronics, Computer Science and five language options viz. Kannada, English, Hindi, Urdu and Sanskrit.

The number of teachers in the college are 16 permanent, 7 temporary and 25 guest faculty The administrative staff of the college is 7, while the technical staff is 3.

The college voluntarily underwent the Accreditation process in the year 2001 and was accreditated by NAAC as A*** institution. On completion of a period of five years after the first accreditation by NAAC, the D.R.M. Science college, volunteered to be reassessed in January 2007. The peer team nominated by NAAC to visit the college and validate the Re-accreditation report consisted of Prof. Ashok Pradhan, Former Vice-Chancellor, YCMO University, Nasik as Chairman, Prof. M.L. Sisodia, Former Director, U.G.C. Academic Staff College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur as Member Coordinator and Dr. D. Sasireka, Principal, The Standard Fireworks Rajaratnam College for women, Sivakasi as member.

The team visited the college for three days from 26th to 28th March 2007.
The Peer Team carefully perused and analysed the Re-accreditation report submitted by the college. During the visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, papers, visited all the departments and the facilities of the college. The Peer Team also interacted with the governing body, the Principal, IQAC Committee, faculty members, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the college. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC for the reaccreditation, the Peer Team is pleased to give its objective reassessment of the college in the following paragraphs.

Section-II: Criterion Wise Analysis
Criterion-I Curricular Aspects
The D.R.M. Science College, Davangere is an urban located, aided and purely undergraduate science co-education college. It is affiliated to Kuvempu University, Shimoga. The following are the distinct features of criterion-I (Curricular Aspects) as noted by the Peer Team.

The college offers 5 (Five) combinations of core subjects viz.
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science
Electronics, Computer Science, Mathematics
Chemistry, Botany, Zoology
Chemistry, Zoology, Microbiology

Among these combinations student can choose any one for his / her B.Sc. study. Thus there is fairly good flexibility in selecting the core subjects.

Microbiology which is interdisciplinary in nature and career oriented course was introduced in 2002, after the first accreditation. Electronics, Computer Science and Microbiology are non aided subjects taught in the college. A certificate course in Spoken and Written English was also introduced in 2004.

The college follows the courses designed and prescribed by the Kuvempu University and does not have academic autonomy. However it appears that faculty of the college has played certain role in making the curricula more relevant to the current needs and community oriented. The university introduced semester system which is followed by the college, which includes internal assessment by conducting two mid term tests in each semester.

The college has initiated the process of gaining the feedback from the students regarding faculty performance and the campus facilities. The Principal of the college uses this feedback to advise the faculty about the domain where they need to improve.

The college does not have any formal feedback mechanism from academic peers, alumni and other stakeholders. However, the teachers interact with peers during seminars, workshops, etc.. The college need to design a continuous feedback mechanism from employers, community and other stakeholders and establish linkage with the neighbouring industries, community and institutions. This linkage may help the college in deciding and planning job oriented and twinning programmes on self-finance basis.

Criterion-II : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The Peer Team is appreciative of the steps taken by the college to improve Teaching, Learning & Evaluation process, which is most important indicator of quality of education, after the first accreditation. The salient features are :
The college admits all students who seek admission, however, the college follows the policy of reservation of the Govt. of Karnataka and the norms of Kuvempu University. The college provide financial support to underprivileged students, girls students and students from economically weaker sections in the form of freeship, studentship so that they are motivated to join Science College and continue studies. Most of the students seeking admission to the college belong to near by region.

The college conducts two days orientation programme for freshers and an induction session to assess freshers knowledge. The analysis of induction session is used to plan the teaching. The Peer team appreciates the efforts made by the college however, the process of assessing students knowledge needs to be further strengthened and it should be made more logical. This may help to design remedial and bridge courses for students in more systematic ways.

No specific strategies are adopted for facilitating the advanced and slow learner. Teachers on their own guide both types of students. The college conducts remedial classes, financed by the U.G.C in which all students are enrolled.

The lecture method of teaching is supported by project work, seminars, group discussions, practical work, etc. No significant teaching innovation has been made, so that learning can be made student-oriented. However, the English Workbook meant for first year degree students of Kuvempu University is totally student centred. Audio-visual Aids like OHP are used by some teachers in class rooms, whenever needed.

The teaching plan and evaluation methods are communicated to students by the teachers at the beginning of the academic year. The college follows an academic calendar which is based on the University Calendar. The student is evaluated by two mid term examinations and finally, the University exam. at the end of the Semester, which has improved the success rate from mere 40 to 67% (when previous peer team visited) to 75 to 100% and were able to have three rank holders.

The evaluation process is made transparent at University and College level by allowing students to go through the corrected answer scripts and revaluation is allowed if student finds that evaluation is erratic Double evaluation has been introduced. There is an active grievance redressal cell.
The college has 16 permanent teachers (12 male and 4 women). However to meet the requirement the management appointed 7 full time temporary and 25 guest faculty teachers on clock hour basis. Three teachers have Ph.D. degree and 15% lecturers have qualified in the UGC, NET and SLET examination. All the 16 permanent teachers have attended either orientation or refresher course or both. The teachers are also encouraged to attend academic activities outside the state.

The college has introduced the faculty appraisal through the submission of self appraisal report once in a year.

The college is sincerely working to fulfill the requirement of UGC by having more than 180 teaching days and 230 days as observed from the records.

Criterion-III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college has started a research centre with the official sanction of Kuvempu University. Around 11 teachers are actively involved in research.
A minor research project by the Department of Chemistry has been taken up with the UGC grant of Rs. 40,000/- two research papers have been published is pre - reviewed journals.

Around 50 students projects either have been completed or in progress, with seed money provided by the college. For example, students of Botany have named all trees in the college campus and plants in the Fern House by their botanical names. It is intended to extend this further to identify and naming all plants grown in the public parks of Davangere town. A working model to demonstrate the propagation of longitudinal wave (sound wave) is innovative and creative in nature.

All the papers presented by the resource persons in different seminars conducted by the college are put in a spiral bounded booklet. It is a good effort and teachers can go through them when they are in need.

The Department of English, has taken up two research projects in collaboration of CLHRD, Mangalore.

The college organizes outreach programmes like Honey Bee Culture, Herbarium Waste management, etc. and have intention to develop these outreach programmes into short term certificate, if possible into Diploma courses. Such programmes generate employment.

The college makes efforts to bring community orientation and inculcates civil responsibility among students through its various extension activities, carried out mostly by NCC cadets / NSS volunteers. Many of the NCC cadets have participated in the Republic Day Prade. There is a scope for further utilization of students potential for extension activities and outreach programmes, especially in the field of women empowerment, health care of villagers, etc.

The college has one research linkage with CLHRD, Mangalore and it is working with Rotary mid-town Davangere in preserving rare plants of medical value.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
D.R.M. Science College is situated in 4 acres of land and is built in 4 blocks. The campus is maintained eco friendly and beautiful. The Administrative Block accommodates the General Staff room, the Principal's Chamber, the College Office, the ladies waiting room, the indoor games room and class rooms. The two science blocks houses the Physics, Chemistry, Botany and zoology departments and museums All the departments are well equipped with latest equipments.

The library building newly constructed at a cost of Rs.60 lakhs, in three floors, includes the Reference Section and Issue Section in the first floor and the departments of Electronics, Computer Science and Microbiology along with their laboratories in the second floor.

All Blocks have been provided with washrooms and safe filtered potable water. The latest infrastructure added to the institution is the intercom facility.

A spacious room accommodates both indoor games like carom, chess and the multi gym. The college has a separate play ground in front of the college where events like, basketball, ball badminton and even sports day are conducted. The adjacent Municipal playground is also available for college use.

The institution has few ICT enabled facilities. TV with audio-visual aids is also provided. Providing a seminar hall with these available facilities will be helpful to keep pace with the academic growth of the institution.

The college canteen is unhygienic and needs improvement.

The Hostel facilities, Hospital facilities, transport, health Center and Guest House are catered by BEA (Bapuji Educational Association). However, extended or improved hostel facilities may attract more students to this college.

An amount of Rs.10,577/- has been allocated in the budget for the maintenance of infrastructure. There is a technically qualified staff to maintain and repair.

The library is kept open from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm every day. The number of books in the library is 24,149 and 2,110 reference books. 7 magazines and 10 periodicals are subscribed to the library. Though the library does not make use of Inflibnet / Delnet / IUC facilities, it is partially computerized and has internet facility. During the last five years Rs 4,12,264.00 has been spent on new books, journals.

There are 27 computers in the college. However there is no central computing facility.

BEA's Placement and Consultancy Centre, Bangalore provides placement facility to the students.

Criterion V: Students Support and Progression
The number of students has increased from 446 to 614 within the last five years. The current year has an enrollment record of 316 boys and 298 girls including two non-Karnataka girls.

Students appearing at the qualifying examination is quite high and the dropout rate is only2%. Progression to employment and further studies is about 35%.Feedback from alumni/alumnae and details gathered from the institutions of higher education such as B.Ed., colleges, P.G.centers, M.C.A., and M.BA. institutes reveal that 10 -19% students progress to further studies.

The institution runs sufficient support services to ensure the development of all its students. The Grievance redressal cell looks into the grievances of all kinds of issues related to admission, academic activities, curriculum, attendance, assessment, evaluation related cases, Sports, cultural activities, welfare related issues and even Sexual harassment if any.

The faculties participate in both academic and personal counseling. The students are guided and given information as to what best they can do to stand on their own legs. They are also informed about the loan facilities available to start self-employment. Remedial Classes are also arranged for academically weak students with assistance from UGC

Students Welfare Officers organize career guidance programmes to enlighten students on the availability of employment opportunities. Financial assistance in the form of freeship, scholarship and examination fee concession is available. During the last academic year 244 students have availed Rs.2,74,129 through freeship and 35 more availed Rs.1,42,583 through government scholarships. Assistance by the 'Pratibha Pratisthana Trust' and by the Teaching and Non-teaching staff and cash awards by the BEA to the rank holders are good incentives for the needy and deserving students.

Recreational and leisure time facilities like indoor game, nature club, literary activities etc.. are available to the students. The students actively participate in sports and games. The college has produced a good number of University / State / National / International players in events like Tennis Ball Cricket, Football, Tug-of-War, Sepak-Takra, Kho-Kho, Basketball. Incentives in the form of TA/DA are given to the students to enable them participate in these activities comfortably.

N.S.S / NCC activities, National Festivals celebration promote value education. These students help in keeping the campus clean. Both students and faculty participate in Service Programmes of N.S.S./N.C.C/ Y.R.C and other NGO's. 'DRM Science College Life Line' maintains a list of blood donors to help the public on emergency.

Due attention and support has always been given to all activities of college. 'Ranjana' the college cultural festival is always celebrated with great enthusiasm. Students are always encouraged to participate in cultural and literary activities conducted at different places. The college magazine 'ARUNA' is brought out once in two years.

The Alumni of this college hold prominent positions such as M.L.A, District Board Vice President, as Bank Managers, Judges, Magistrate and Advocates, as Educationalists and Scientists, Economists, Chartered Accountants., etc in and out side the countries. Alumni association is yet to be formed and more activities are to be performed.

Criterion VI: : Organisation and Management
DRM science college was bifurcated into D.R.M. P.U. Science College and DRM Science Degree College in 2001. Founders, keeping in mind the all round development of the institutions / organizations / nation have set the vision, mission, objectives & goals.

The institution has taken many measures to translate quality to its various administrative and academic units. As many as 15 different committees with specific set goals are working in coordination with one another to bring about the desired result. The Principal, Head of the Departments and the faculty members as the Head of one or the other committee are bound to take decision pertaining to the matters/issues related to his committee for its successful functioning. The IQAC takes measures to sustain the quality, to conduct internal quality audit, and to evaluate the performance of various sub committees. Through IQAC many academic and administrative matters are given a new shape, policies are formulated and proposals are put forward. The college has internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism through various staff Committees, Vice-Principal, Principal and the Governing body. The work efficiency of the non-teaching staff is checked by frequently conducting meetings with the principal.

There are various committees appointed in the college to prepare academic calendar, timetable and to maintain the proper discipline in the College. Programme of work is prepared for each semester and time table is given. Tests are conducted as per the academic calendar, valued and marks awarded.

The teaching and non-teaching staff are recruited according to the norms given by the government. However the Management also makes ad hoc arrangement till the panel selections are made. The college has staff welfare credit co-operative society through which loans are provided to the permanent employees.

The teachers' performance, their active participation in college activities, are evaluated once in a year. Based on the teacher's satisfactory performance, their annual increment is sanctioned. The link between the performance evaluation and increment sanction is bound to improve the efficiency and performing ability of the teachers. The unwilling teachers, if any, are forced to improve their quality of teaching. This certainly ensures quality education. The students are also made to rate the performance of their teachers with regard to their competencies and skills, in dealing with their subjects and their use of language.

The Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff attend the need based training programmes organized by the District Task Force. The staff of the computer science department trained the non-teaching staff to operate the computers for office work.

The income collected in the form of fees is found to be Rs.8,50,236.00 and no other possible resource mobilization is reported. However, the institution supports three self-financed programmes.

The college has set up an internal quality assurance cell (IQAC) for monitoring quality. They have set up sub committees for areas like curricular activity, teaching - learning, evaluation etc.

The college conducts orientation programme to introduce the work culture at college level to the new students and also conducts an induction analysis programme to understand the subject level of the newly admitted students.

Introduction of bridge and remedial courses, the tutor - ward system, home assignments and practice to students of few sets of model question papers have helped in improving the percentage of passing.

Use of seminars on selected topics in curriculum, brainstorming sessions, quiz and question- answers sessions have improved the quality of classroom teaching.

'RANJANA' the cultural festival has provided good opportunity for students to exhibit there cultural talents. The college magazine 'ARUNA' provides ample opportunities to students creative talents.

The Peer Team after careful consideration of the Reaccreditation reports and after the three day visit to the various departments and the physical facilities is pleased to note that the college has made good efforts in the sustenance and enhancement of quality. However out of the various recommendations made in the previous accreditation report, some of the recommendations have not been implemented. Apart from the various comments made above, the Peer Team would like to make the following specific commendations and recommendations.

Commendations: -
Proper monitoring of the self appraisal reports of teachers and the students appraisal of teachers reports by the principal and management, has resulted in improving the quality of teaching.

Participation of students in seminars, group discussions, quiz, question answer sessions and home assignment activity, has led to improvements in the quality of teaching - learning .

The tutor ward method and encouraging weak students to write answers for model question papers and corrected by teachers have resulted in improvements in pass percentage.

The new library building and Library compurtersation to some extent has led to considerable improvement in this important student support facility.

Recommendations: -
The college should introduce more job oriented certificate level courses like the U.G. C Add- on courses in computer basics, Office Automation, Medical Laboratory Technology, Software Testing, Fashion Designing etc.
More options like Bio technology, Bio Chemistry, Bio Informatics etc may be considered in B.Sc degree programme.

P.G level degree programmes may also be considered in some subjects to provide upward mobility.

College may consider applying for autonomy to the U.G.C .
Some important departments like Mathematics and English should be provided with separate rooms.

College should setup a career guidance and placement cell on the college campus.

New technologies of teaching like the Audio Visual aids, internet be used more frequently for effective teaching, learning.

Being a multi institutional organization BEA may consider an informal academic consortium of its own with one of the senior principals as chairman and Heads of the institutions as members to constantly explore the possibility of starting new need based courses and the modifying existing ones to meet the needs of the time. The consortium can put forward then proposals for implementation to the BEA Governing Council.

College should fill up the vacant positions, at least in respect of the unaided courses and also make full time temporary appointments in case of aided courses instead of the present arrangement of a large number of guest faculty teachers who are engaging about 240 periods of lectures and practicals, which affects the quality.

Frequency of I.Q.A.C meeting needs to be considerably increased for effective monitoring of quality sustenance and enhancement.

The present canteen facility needs to be considerably improved.

The value education component needs to be systematically introduced in the existing teaching learning system.

The peer team places on record its appreciation of the cooperation extended by the Principal, the members of the Governing Body, teaching and non-teaching staff of the D.R.M. Science College in successfully completing the Validation, Assessment and the Reaccreditation process.

Prof. Ashok Pradhan (Chairperson)

Prof. M. L. Sisodia (Member Coordinator)

Dr. D. Sasireka (Member)

H.B. Shivanna

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