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Sharnbasveshwar College of Science, Gulbarga Karnataka is a recognised institute / college. Sharnbasveshwar College of Science, Gulbarga Karnataka is also known as SB Science College. Sharnbasveshwar College of Science, Gulbarga Karnataka was established on / in 1956.


Sharnbasveshwar College of Science is situated in Gulbarga of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. email ID(s) is Sharnbasveshwar College of Science Gulbarga Karnataka



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NAAC report of Sharnbasveshwar College of Science

SECTION 1
PREFACE
Sharnbasveshwar College of Science functions under the aegis of Sharnbasveshwar Vidya Vardhak Sangh, and was started by Poojya Doddappa Appa. Established in 1956, the College provides education to students from rural and marginalized populations. It attempts to provide relevant and job-oriented curriculum with motto of 'service unto others' and developing leadership and self-discipline among its students.

The College is an urban grant-in-aid institution affiliated to Gulbarga University and has received recognition from UGC under Section 2(f) and 12B in 1968 and 1972 respectively. The College offers B.Sc. degree programme with 11 subject combinations and a Post -Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications as an evening programme.

Sharnbasveshwar College of Science was accredited by NAAC in July 1999 with two star status. The Peer Team in its assessment report mainly recommended: specifying objectives based and derived from the goal, service unto others; that curriculum framework and transaction caters to the present needs and a technological approach is practiced. Improved student feedback system as well as remedial teaching and preparation of students for examinations, use of technology in teaching; creating bodies for academic and administrative functioning and computerization of library and other administrative functions of the College were also suggested.

The College applied for Re-Accreditation in January 2006. Following the guidelines for the process of re-accreditation National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Bangalore appointed a Peer Team consisting of Prof. Veena R. Mistry, former Pro-Vice Chancellor, The M. S. University of Baroda as Chair-person, Prof. Sarojamma, G. Professor, Dept. of Applied Mathematics, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati (A.P.) and Dr. Kavita Rege, Principal, Sathaye College, Vile Parle (E) Mumbai as members. Mr. Dilip Ranjan Panda, Consultant, Career Net Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore was appointed as observer from industry. Dr. (Mrs.) K. Rama, Deputy Adviser NAAC as the coordinator of the team ably supported and facilitated the functioning of the Peer Team.

In pursuance of the task assigned to it the Peer Team studied the Re-Accreditation Reports I and II and related materials submitted by the College. It also visited the Departments and facilities and met with the Principal, Management Committee, Students, Staff, Parents and other stakeholders of the College. Based on the aforementioned exercise and scrutiny of relevant documents the Peer Team presents, criterion-wise report and recommendations.

SECTION II: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
The goals and objectives of the curriculum are derived from philosophy of
Poojya Dr. Sharanabasawappa Appa. It concentrates upon building a relationship between teachers and students which promotes students' intellectual, spiritual and moral abilities and overall development. It also aims at fostering 'Sharana' culture and tradition among students while simultaneously equipping them for global competencies.

Being a Science College it offers 11 combinations of study at first degree level. There are 9 science departments in the College. Three vocational courses viz. Instrumentation, Non-conventional Energy Sources and Industrial Chemistry were introduced in the year 1994 with support from UGC; however, on completion of the grant period, due to various financial and administrative constraints, they were discontinued. One Post Graduate Diploma course in Computer Application is offered as an evening programme. A study of 2 languages is compulsory over and above 3 of the subject combinations such as Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry / Botany, Zoology, Computer science / Electronics, Physics and Statistics. The Physical science and computer science streams are more in demand than the Biological science. Though the College in general follows the curriculum designed by the University, incase of Electronics being pioneers in initiating the course it has been given the freedom to develop and implement its own curriculum.

CRITERION II: TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION
In the process of transacting the curriculum Sharnbasveshwar College aims to organize the teaching, learning and evaluation process that is student oriented. Admission Committee of the College scrutinizes the applications and admits students as per the rules of Gulbarga University. The reservation policy laid down by the State Government are adhered to and due weight-age is given to SC/ST/OBC, NCC and sports students. The selection process includes interviews and review of academic performance. However as number of applications do not exceed available student positions almost all applicants are admitted.

During the year 2004-05, there were 183 teaching days and 231 working days. The departments prepare the academic calendar and individual teachers prepare teaching plan. The teaching plan and its implementation are monitored by the Principal and the Head of the Department. Till the previous year the syllabi was unitized according to the annual system. The University has introduced semester system from the year 2006 for which the teachers need orientation. Weekly assignments are given to the students and the feedback on the same is provided to individual students while returning the evaluated assignments. Monthly tests and terminal examinations are conducted as scheduled at the beginning of each session. Besides regular teaching, lectures by experts from different institutions and seminars are arranged for the benefit of the students.

Students are encouraged to participate in seminars. Project work is a part of the curriculum in some subjects which enable the students to be creative. PGDCA course assigns project work to students.They do a survey of computer programming needs of the stakeholders, identify the problems and offer solution through students' projects. The departments of Botany and Zoology organize study tours. The students of Chemistry are taken to visit to near by industries. Occasionally teachers use teaching aids such as; models, slides, over head projector and LCD. The department Physics is attempting to work on computer interfacing and has been successful for doing the same for four experiments.

Though the College attempted to implement a mentor system wherein each teacher was assigned 30 students it was discontinued as it was found ineffective. The teachers found it more effective to monitor the students' academic progress and personal problems and provide them guidance as and when required. Students are evaluated for their overall performance during December and needy students are identified for remedial courses. Remedial courses are offered as per the provisions of UGC with a mix of other needy students from December to March every year. It is advisable that the remedial courses should be throughout the year and not just before the end term examinations as a measure of improving the result.

The College has 46 teachers, among whom 10 have Ph.D. and 12 have M.Phil degrees. The total sanctioned teaching posts are 58 while positions filled are 46 with 29 permanent and 16 temporary teachers. Among the permanent teaching staff 22 are male and 7 are female. From the full-time teachers appointed by the Management 9 are male and 7 are female. The teacher student ratio is 1:13. Out of 42 sanctioned posts for non-teaching staff, six are abolished and 14 are filled.

Sharnbasveshwar College is affiliated to Gulbargaa University and the scope for introducing curriculum innovations is limited. It has however introduced ICT enabled teaching in some of its departments and assessment of teachers by students.

Post-accreditation, no new courses have been introduced. However, some of the first degree vocational courses introduced with UGC assistance could not be taken forward due to uneven workload distribution and were discontinued beyond the period of UGC funding. The College may like to re-think of starting such career orientation courses and also diversifying into newer and more modern subject combinations.

Though the College does not have freedom to design the courses, as it is affiliated to Gulbarga University, many teachers of the College are involved in the design of curriculum as members of the BOS and BOE.

Most of the teachers have attended refresher / orientation programme organized by UGC. In the last 5 years 10 teachers have attended Refresher Course while 3 have attended Orientation Course.

The College has a good practice of honoring the 'Best Teacher' selected on the basis of evaluation by the students. The outcome of the teacher evaluation by students is analysed and the teachers are informed about their strengths and weaknesses and thus provided feed back for improving performance. The students' performance is assessed through assignments, seminars and periodical tests. Their performance is informed to the parents. The final examination is designed and conducted by the Gulbarga University.

CRITERION III : RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The College attempts to motivate teachers to conduct research by adjustment of time schedule, study leave and providing infrastructure support. During the last five years, 5 permanent teachers have received Ph.D. and 3 received M.Phil. degrees.

At present there are 2 ongoing Major Research Projects in the Department of Physics and two minor research projects sanctioned for Department of Zoology and Chemistry. Two major research projects in Physics and one by Department of Kannada have just been concluded. The funding agencies are UGC and Department of Atomic Energy. Departments of Chemistry and Electronics have completed one minor research project each. The total research grant received by the College during the last five years is Rs. 30.966 lakhs .

Nearly 40% of teachers have published and presented papers in National and International Journals / seminars/ conferences. The teachers have published four books. Most of this activity is supported by organizations like UGC, BARC, NPL and DAE. The institution also works in collaboration with these bodies and Michigan State University (USA).Some of the present and recently retired teachers of the college has received National and State level awards and commendations for their research and teaching.

Extension work is conducted by some of the Departments through lectures given by the teachers at locally organized seminars. The 'Monday Science Programme' of the College reaches out to the rural school children to create interest in basic sciences through lectures by the staff and students of the college and invited experts. School children from remote rural are also given exposure at the College laboratories. This has been quite popular and has helped in improving the enrolment to the basic sciences programme of the College. All the Departments participate in the Science Exhibition 'Chaitanya' organized each year on 26th January; wherein students present their projects. This is also used as a forum to create awareness on recent developments in science and technology and for students, teachers and public to interact. The College is registered Franchise of The National Ecology and Environment Foundation.

Through the NSS and NCC units the college is doing commendable job within the limited available resources. The College in general needs to strengthen the Extension and Consultancy related activities, besides encouraging teachers from across the departments to pursue research.

CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The College is situated in an area of 21 acres of picturesque campus which is shared by other institutions of the same management. A spacious building with three floors has 16 classrooms, 10 laboratories, administrative office, staff room, ladies room and other amenities catering to the Science and Arts College. The Department of Physics has a research laboratory. A generator is provided to ensure continuous power supply to the laboratories. College attempts to augment its water supply by rainwater harvesting. Thus collected water is effectively used for Chemistry Laboratory. The building and related infrastructure is adequately maintained.

Facilities provided to the students include a health center, a canteen, a Bank and hostels for male and female students . A grant of Rs. 6.65 lakhs has been received under Xth plan for building a health center. Hostel facilities are shared among the institution on the campus.

The College has a total of 60 computers. Central computing facility is open from 7:00 a.m. at 6:30 pm. Besides the Central facility computers are placed in the administrative office, library and 2 departments. Audio-visual aids such as OHP, LCD are available.

The College library is spread over 14,400 sq. ft. area and it accommodates 200 students in the reading room. It is partially computerized. The total book collection is 40,474. Out of which 14,590 are titles. There are 24,262 text books and 13,440 reference books. The College subscribes to 21 magazines and 4 journals. During the last five years a total of 1116 books have been added at the cost of Rs. 1,58,000/-. Library is kept open from 08.30 AM to 6,00 PM on all working days. Library staff exert themselves to give extended reading room time to students during examinations from 7.00AM to 11.00 PM.

The College has limited indoor and outdoor sports facilities which include table tennis, carom and chess. Other major sports facilities are shared across the sister institutions in the campus. For a College, situated in a small urban locality it has adequate infrastructure, however in its pursuit for quality the College needs to prepare a perspective plan to enhance its infrastructure facility in consonance with the present and future academic and co-curricular activities. Maintenance of the grounds, building, auditorium, toilet facilities and laboratories need improvement.

CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
Sharnbasveshwar College in its pursuit of providing quality education to its students serves a total of 631 students. The number of male students is 438 and that of female students is 193. In the Post-Graduate diploma programme 41 students are enrolled among these 23 are male and 18 are female. The dropout rate for UG course is 9.34% while for PGDCA it is 3%.

To aid students' performance examinations are conducted regularly. Based on the examination results learning potential of students is identified. Remedial classes are organized for students who need additional inputs while brighter students are provided with additional model papers and supported towards preparation for higher studies and competitive examinations.

During the last five years the results at UG level have ranged from 65% to 87%, the number of students obtaining first class has ranged from 58 to 103. During the same period 6 students have received distinctions / rank at the University examination.

The support services at the College include; Counseling Center, Grievance Redressal Cell, Alumni Center, Placement Cell and Parent-teacher Association.

The Science Academy conducts co-curricular activities to inculcate scientific temper and recognize talent among students. NCC and NSS activities are encouraged and students who perform well are given special awards. The College publishes its annual magazine featuring students' writings and records their achievements

The College prints its updated prospectus every year giving detailed information about the courses offered, fee structure, scholarships, academic calendar rules regulation and the Mission and Vision of the College. Financial aid is provided to eligible students in the form of freeships and scholarships by state government and the institution.

Students of the College are encouraged to participate in cultural events elocution essay writing competition and sports. Some students have represented the Gulbarga University in sports.

CRITERION VI: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
Sharnbasveshwar College was instituted by Sharnbasveshwar Vidya Vikas Sangha in 1956. The Sangha runs other educational institutions such as; public library, girls school Engineering college, Arts college, Management College etc. In consonance with its objectives of providing quality education and promotion of excellence the College Management provides the organizational structure for day to day functioning and administration of the College. The Principal of the College is supervised and guided by a Governing Council which meets regularly. It provides directions for recruitment, action plan for the year, budget related matters etc. The Principal directly reports to the Governing Council and administers as well as supervises the functioning of all the departments of the College. However, by constituting various committees to conduct academic and co-curricular activities of the College, participation of some teachers is assured. IQAC was established in 2004 and has met a couple of times . Some decision are taken by IQAC and implemented.

Formal self appraisal mechanism is used as per Governments and University norms for teachers. The finances are audited regularly. If the College faces financial crunch due to delayed receipt of grant from the State Government then the institution contributes funds from its own resources.

CRITERION VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
In pursuance of its goal to provide quality and value based education Sharnbasveshwar College has made attempts to create an ambience conducive to learning especially at undergraduate level. In this context the following healthy practices are enumerated below :

Inculcation of values of service to society.

Extended Library hours during examination time.

Research and related academic activities, support from National level agencies for some Departments

Establishment of IQAC.

Use of technology in teaching.

Monday Science Programme to encourage School Children towards basic Sciences

Availability of counseling and placement services for students.

Recognition of good teaching by institution of awards.

Formulation of Science Academy and its activities so as to foster a scientific temper among students

Extra and co-curricular activities to promote overall development of the students.

Library has good book holding across all Subjects

SECTION III: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The Peer Team recognizes the attempts made by Sharnbasvershwar College in providing Science Education to students from rural and disadvantaged populations.Post-accreditation the College has made efforts towards improving its infrastructure, constituted IQAC, increased use of audio-visual aids in the teaching-learning process, collaborated with national and international organizations especially in the Physics Department. The College continues to promote moral and value based education to its students.

After studying the reports and other relevant documents, visiting various departments and facilities, meeting the stakeholders the Peer Team makes the following Commendations and Recommendations:

COMMENDATIONS:
Infrastructure facilities and its optimum use

Research work and publications of teachers in the department of Physics, Chemistry and innovative use of photography in teaching in the Botany Department

The Linkages with the National Institutions.

The encouragement of Management especially for research.

The practice of rain water harvesting and using it for the laboratory

RECOMMENDATIONS:
The College may expand the Networking with national and international agencies in Physics as well as other Subjects.

A research cell may be established to guide young and new researchers in writing proposals, providing seed money and seek grants.

Communication skills of students may be improved by starting a course on Communicative English, A language - lab may be established and programmes from CIFL Hyderabad be used.

The practice of bridge courses and mentoring system needs to be re - introduced and the difficulties faced earlier be worked out, as this would help student performance and their overall development.

Based on its philosophy and existence for past fifty years the College needs to prepare a perspective plan for the next 10 years. This will provide a direction for curriculum innovation, extension and research endeavors of the College

Curriculum innovation in terms of introducing job oriented Certificate/diploma Courses needs serious consideration these may include courses in Forest Management, Seed Technology, Eco - travel and Tourism , Bio - technology, Microbiology etc.

Orientation programme for teachers acquainting them with semsester system may be conducted

Welfare programme for staff, especially non - teaching staff, such as priority in admissions, fee concession for children may be introduced.

Group insurance scheme for students in terms of accident and medical insurance may be considered

The library needs to be fully automated with internet connectivity

LAN and internet connectivity needs to be introduced across all the departments and students need to be provided with internet access for at least an hour in a week.

Documentation processes need to be streamlined as this would aid in making the management system more effective and efficient.

The academic and administrative processes may be made more participative and democratic
Sports facilities need to be increased the present room is congested and lacks proper air circulation.

The maintenance of infrastructure, toilets and grounds can be improved.

The Peer Team puts on record its gratitude to the Management, the Principal, teachers, staff, students, parents and alumni of Sharnbasveshwar College for their cooperation in supporting the task of re-accreditation and wishes it success towards future attainment.

(Veena R. Mistry)
Chair Person

(Sarojamma, G.)
Member

( Kavita Rege )
Member

Dr. M. S. Jogad
Principal
Sharnbasveshwar College of Science
Gulbarga 585103, Karnataka

Date : 31st August 2006

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