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SD Government College, Beawar, Rajasthan
SD Government College, Beawar, Rajasthan
Beawar (District Ajmer)
SD Government College, Beawar is a recognised institute / college.
SD Government College, Beawar is situated in Beawar of Rajasthan state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.
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NAAC report of SD Government College -Section 1 : Introduction
S.D. Govt. College, Beawar (Ajmer) was established about 100 years ago as a Sanskrit Pathshala. It was raised to a high school in 1926 and to an Inter College in 1929. The College was taken over by the Government of Rajasthan in the year 1955 as an Under-graduate Commerce and Arts College. After one-year under-graduate science courses and post-graduate courses in Economics, Sociology, English, Hindi and Commerce were introduced. The College has remained committed to its original ideal of generating social awareness and personality development of the youth of the region. The College has a sprawling campus spread over about 30 acres of land. The College is affiliated to Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer. The University Grants Commission recognized the College under 2f and 12B in July, 1955. The College at present offers courses in three faculties, viz., Science, Arts and Commerce. It has 17 academic departments : Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, Botany and Mathematics in the faculty of Science, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology, Economics and Music in the faculty of Arts and Accounts & Business Statistics (ABST), Economic Administration & Financial Management (EAFM) and Business Administration(B.Adm) of which 12 departments offer post graduate (MA, M.Sc. M.Com) degree. The College has 85 regular teachers (Male : 59 and Female : 26). It has 2213 students enrolled in the under-graduate programme and 637 students in the post-graduate programme belonging to the state of Rajasthan. The College has been allocated the Rs. 16 Lacs for UG Programme & 13 Lacs for PG (Chemistry, 4; Zoology,4; Geography, 2.5; History, 2.5 Lacs) by the UGC for the Xth Plan Period. The College has been recommended by M.D.S. University, Ajmer as one of its Colleges for the award of â€œColleges with potential for Excellenceâ€ The cost of education per student is Rs.8054/-.
Prior to the visit, the Peer Team comprising of Professor R.C. Pant (Chairman), Vice-Chancellor, Kumaun University, Nainital; Dr. Raj Kumar (Member) Principal, Maharaja Agarasen Mahavidalya, Jagadhari (Haryana) and Professor Ramesh Kapoor, Chairman, Department of Chemistry and Hon. Dean, College Development Council, Panjab University, Chandigarh, carefully analyzed the self-study report submitted by the College. All documents were carefully scrutinized. The Peer Team interacted with the Principal, Teachers, Parents, Students, Administrative & Technical Staff and the Alumni. Based on these interactions and perusal of the available records, the Peer Team has made an assessment of S.D. Govt. College, Beawar, Ajmer-Rajasthan under the seven criteria laid down by NAAC and prepared the following report.
Section 2 : Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
S.D. Govt. College, Beawar is a co-educational institution providing under-graduate education in Arts, Science and Commerce faculties and post-graduate programmes in 12 subjects viz. Chemistry, Zoology, Geography, History, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Sanskrit, Hindi, M.Com.. ABST, EAFM and Business Administration. The College also offers job oriented PG Diploma in Textile Chemistry. Its faculty is involved with Ph.D. research in Chemistry, Geography, History, Sociology, Hindi, ABST and EAFM. Besides these courses, the College has submitted proposals for starting some inter-disciplinary courses like Bio-technology. The College has been sanctioned three career oriented Add-on courses by the UGC in the Xth Plan, namely, Computer Applications, Industrial Chemistry and Textile Chemistry. As an affiliated College, it has to follow the curricula prescribed by Maharishi Dayanand University, Ajmer. At present a number of its teachers are members of the various academic bodies of the University (Academic Council, Boards of Studies and Faculties). The College requires one year to implement a new course after obtaining approval of the Govt. and University. The College has also applied for a status of potential for excellence and the university has recommended this College for the said status.
Criterion II : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The College follows a transparent admission process and in accordance with the guidelines provided by the State Govt. and Maharishi Dayanand University, Ajmer. The past academic performance of the student is applied as a criterion for admission to the next higher class. Meritorious and slow learners are identified and given extra coaching to improve their academic performance. The College faculty makes use of audio-visual and Computer aids to supplement their black-board teaching. Teachers are regularly sent to attend seminars, conferences, symposiums, orientation and refresher courses. It is quite noteworthy that in the last 2 years, 13 of its teachers have participated in International and 28 in National seminars, Conferences or Workshops. The College follows a three-term system and teachers are asked to prepare term-wise teaching plan. The entire teaching is done by regular full-time faculty. The teachers are asked to stay in the College for 40 hours and adhere to the UGC requirement of 180 teaching days in one Calendar year (528 days over the last 3 years = 176). The College has about 287 working days in a year.
Students are evaluated regularly through class-tests, house tests and assignments. A number of students of the College have won top positions in the University examinations. The College teachers are appointed as per UGC norms through Rajasthan Public Service Commission as per the requisition of the Directorate of Higher Education, Rajasthan at Jaipur.
Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Evaluation
Of the 85 teachers, 42 have Ph.D. degree (49%) and 17 are M.Phil degree holders (20%). The College promotes its teachers to pursue higher education leading to M.Phil and Ph.D. degree. Nine faculty members are also guiding scholars towards Ph.D. degree and 19 research students have obtained Ph.D. degree during the last five years. The College has completed seven research projects in the last 5 years and two minor projects are in progress. The College encourages its teachers to publish their research work in National/International journals. A few teachers are also engaged in consultancy work.
The College is also involved in various extension activities such as community development, health and hygiene awareness, adult education, AIDS awareness, blood donation and awareness on current environmental issues.
Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College has sufficient infrastructure, adequate number of classrooms and laboratories in Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, Botany, Geography, Music and Computer Science departments. It has outdoor sports facilities like playgrounds for Hocky, Football, Cricket Basketball & Volly-Ball. A boys hostel with 34 rooms, a community hall, a mess and a guest room are provided by the College. A girls common Room and Canteen for students are provided by the College. The College maintains its infrastructure mainly through Government and University funding and some help is also solicited from private bodies like Lions club, Rotary club and also by the Income Generated by lending its facilities to M.D.S. University, Ajmer for examination purposes. The College has created a â€œCollege Development Councilâ€ with the approval of the Government which generates funds from students appearing in the university examination @ 50 per student. These funds are utilized for various developmental activities of the College.
An advisory committee monitors the day today working of the College library. It has in its stock 101230 Books and subscribes 42 journals. During the last one year alone the College has managed to upgrade its library by adding 800 text books, 85 reference books and 21 journals at a cost of Rs. 4,60,000/-. The library also provides audio and video cassettes to the students to augment the learning resources .
The College has a central computer centre with 18 computers (Pentium-III). In addition to this Principals office, Academic section and the departments of Chemistry, Geography, Zoology & Physics also have computer facilities.
Criterion V: Students Support and Progression
The College provides all necessary information to its students regarding admission rules, faculty , fee structure , financial schemes and other rules and regulations through the College prospectus which is published annually. Student feedback is obtained at the end of the academic year which is reviewed by the faculty to further improve its teaching programmes. The College also maintains a Women Study Centre which helps train girls for self- employment. The College has created a Placement Cell which guide students towards finding jobs in the private sector. The College has recently built a separate centre â€œStudents Guidance Bureauâ€ which guides and prepares students for various competitive Examinations and self employments. The College conducts extension lecturers on moral education through NSS, NCC and Scouting . The College has 4 units of 100 each (3 men; 1 women) in its NSS cell and is engaged in various social activities in this surrounding areas. All these activities are quite praiseworthy. The health care is entrusted to a honorary Ayurvedic Doctor who visits the College only once a week and one Homeopathic doctor to visits twice a week. The College, however , needs to upgrade the services
Unfortunately, the College has a very high drop out rate of about 30%. This would need immediate attention of the College faculty and management.
Criterion VI: Organisation & Management
This is a Government College and as such follows rules and regulations laid down by the Government and the University. All the 85 sanctioned posts are filled. The College has a coordinating and monitoring committee under the chairmanship of the Head of the Institution.
The College follows the academic calendar of the University and has not seen any need of preparing its own academic calendar. The College maintains personal files of the administrative and technical staff. Different works are assigned to different persons to ensure personal responsibility in carrying out the assigned task. The College organizes computer literacy programs for the staff members and 20% staff members are trained each year.
All class â€˜Câ€™ employees of the College are given summer and winter uniforms. The College has employees welfare fund created by staff contribution. Staff members can get financial assistance from this fund in case of emergencies.
An external agency has been appointed by the College to have a feedback for evaluation and improvement. The College has a Discipline committee and a Grievance Redressal Cell. Following the academic calendar of the University by the College is praiseworthy. The College has done well in having its own committees to spell out concrete details, keeping in mind its context and needs. This committees could prepare a unitized teaching schedule, plan co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, arrange timetable for various tests etc.
Student support and Loan against salary schemes are good. However, the College could set aside some more funds for staff welfare. The College has done some efforts to mobilize resources, better organize association of past students, get assistance from society at large and benefit the same society in return but could do more in this area.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
*The College appoints various teachers on outside duty in their free periods so that students do not miss their classes either intentionally or by default.
*The College obtains the feed-back from academic peers and potential employers of the region to review and update its academic programmes.
*Each faculty member is asked to fill a self-appraisal proforma and his performance is assessed based on this report and a department of personnel Government of Rajasthan directs the concerned teachers for corrective measures, if any. The College also obtains feed-back for its students about their experiences in the College and uses this feed-back.
*The College has a student advisory center which guide students for competition examinations, employment opportunities and career-oriented programmes.
*The ambience and the upkeep of the surroundings need immediate attention.
*The College library needs to be computerized and needs further upgradation in terms of availability of more text and reference books
*The College needs to pay more attention to maintain its sports facilities which have greatly suffered during the last 10 years due to the non- availability of a DPE . It is suggested that the College may take the services of interested teachers on part-time basis.
*The College needs to pay more attention to cultural activities and is advised to encourage its students to take part in various youth festivals.
*The College facility especially in the post-graduate departments needs to associate with neighbouring industries for providing consultancy services. The faculty is advised to interact frequently with other post-graduate centres in neighbouring Universities. Post-graduate students should be taken to these centres for exposure. The College should invite more experts for extension lecturers / seminars.
*The Colleges advised to organise National/ State level symposia / seminar on regular basis at the College and experts be invited from other Universities .
*Students had a popular demand to have special non-credit add-on course on spoken / communicative English.
*The girls common room, needs improvement.
*To further augment its financial resources and perform a social role for local youth, the College is advised to introduce/ provide more job-oriented, need-based self-financing , professional courses in the form of certificate or diploma courses along with their regular degree programme.
The members of the Peer Team would like to appreciate the co-operation and warm hospitality it received from the Principal, Faculty, Non-Teaching staff and Students during their visit to the College. The Peer Team wishes the College all the best in its onward march to further progress.
Professor R.C. Pant
Dr. Raj Kumar
Professor R. Kapoor
(Dr. N.C. Parakh)
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