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Canara First Grade College, Mangalore, Karnataka


Canara First Grade College, Mangalore, Karnataka
Address: Plot / Street / Area
Mahatma Gandhi Road

Karnataka, India
Pin Code : 575003

Canara First Grade College, Mangalore Karnataka is a recognised institute / college.
Canara First Grade College is situated in Mangalore of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Website of Canara First Grade College, Mangalore Karnataka is http://www.canaracollege.org/.

Contact Details of Canara First Grade College, Mangalore Karnataka are : Telephone: +91-824-2492366


Canara First Grade College, Mangalore Karnataka runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Science stream(s).
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)
Bachelor of Computer Application (B.C.A)
Bachelor of Business Management (B.B.M) (since 2007-08)

Profile of Canara First Grade College

Canara College is a prestigious Institution owned and run by the Canara High School Association (CHS Association) of Mangalore. Started in the year 1973, the College provides three-year Degree Courses in Arts, Science, Commerce and Business Management to all without any distinction of caste or creed. On account of excellent teaching faculty and remarkable results in the Public Examinations, the College has been recognized and identified as a Premier Institution in the combined districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi.

Media coverage of Canara First Grade College, Mangalore Karnataka, Karnataka

NAAC report of Canara First Grade College

The Canara First Grade College, was established on 16th June 1973 by Canara High School Association. The college is affiliated to Mangalore University. The college is receiving grant-in-aid from the State Government of Karnataka and is also conducting some self financing programmes. The college had obtained UGC recognition under 2(f) and 12(B) in 1991.

The college is located in the heart of city at Kodialbail, M.G.Road, Mangalore and has its own building in the campus of 2.82 Acres. It offers Under Graduate Programmes namely, B.A, B.Sc, B.Com, B.C.A and Ph.D Programme in Sanskrit. At present the college has 959 students (384 males and 575 females). There are 31 permanent teachers, 11 temporary teachers, 4 part time teachers and 27 non-teaching staff.

The Canara (First Grade) college volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and conducted the preliminary self study and the report of self study was submitted to NAAC in October 2003.

A Peer Team, headed by Mr. Ramesh Gangurde, former Secretary, UGC as chairperson was constituted by the council to visit the college and validated the self-study report. The Peer Team comprising of Prof. P. Ramanathan (Member Co-ordinator), former Registrar, M.S. University and Prof. M. Dasan, Head, Dept. of English, Kannur University, Kerala as members visited the college on 3rd and 4th February 2004.

The college is sponsored and governed by Canara High School Association and is also the governing council of the college. The management provides various funds for the development projects of the college. The principal is responsible for academic and administrative work of the college. The college is a minority institution and has fair mix of students from all the communities and has both male and female in its staff and students.

The college is having 5 permanent teachers with Ph.D. qualification, 3 teachers (2 permanent and 1 temporary) with M.Phil qualifications and the rest are having PG as the highest qualification. The college has adequate number of classroom, laboratories, library, sports and games facilities as well as adequate number of computers and other essential facilities. There is a recognized Interdisciplinary Research Center in Sanskrit department.

The Peer Team carefully perused and analysed the self-study report submitted by the college. During college visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments, sports and other facilities, and interacted with the various constituents. The Peer Team also interacted with the Governing Body, Principal, Faculty, Non-teaching Staff, Students, Parents and Alumnae. Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer Team has taken the value judgment. The assessment of the college under various criteria, the commendable features of the college as well as the issues of concern are given in the following pages.

The College is affiliated to Mangalore University. It offers 4 UG Programmes B.A., B.Sc., B.Com., and BCA. Spoken Sanskrit learning programme is offered at the college level. The college has started a number of certificate courses like Communicative English, Yoga, Astrology and Professional Education. Sanskrit department is also offering Ph.D programme.

For B.Sc programme 4 combinations are offered under 7 departments, for BA only one combination under 3 departments is offered. In recent years new subjects like electronics and computer science are introduced to meet the growing demand for job oriented courses. English is compulsory for all the courses. Kannada, Sanskrit and Hindi are optional language courses.

A few senior teachers are members of the boards of studies. The college may take efforts to add few more job oriented courses in the coming years.

The college mission and goals are realized through quality education, co-curricular and extra curricular activities. The over all development of students is achieved through community oriented programmes, literary and cultural competitions.

The college takes, under existing system, one or two years to introduce a new course, inspite of this, it has introduced a new course of BCA.

A formal feed back from the prospective employees and academic peers may help the college to redesign the existing programmes to suit the modern needs. Interaction with local industries may also be considered.

Admission to UG Courses is based on the performance in the interview and academic record. The admission committee, consisting of a few senior teachers and Principal, makes the admission as per government norms. Admission to BCA course is done through a screening committee at the department level. During 2003-04 for 350 seats nearly 450 applications were received.

An objective type test is conducted after admission to find out the aptitude of students for a particular course. Bridge course and a formal remedial course for a few slow learners may be introduced. The advanced learners are given extra study materials and are encouraged to give demo classes to increase their communication skill.

HOD convenes a depart meeting at the beginning of the academic year and portions is allotted to each teacher. Every teacher maintains a work diary as per the syllabus. The work done in a month is reviewed by the HOD and the diary is submitted to the Principal at the end of the academic year. A formal teaching plan as per the unitized syllabus may improve the quality of teaching.

Regular classroom teaching is supplemented by OHP occasionally. Effective use of audio visual aids and computer may be possible through a media center. However, demo classes, field stips and group discussion are in practice.

Annual pattern of examination is followed for all programmes except BCA. BCA comes under semester pattern. 3 internal examinations are conducted in a year/semester for awarding internal marks. Apart from this unit tests, assignments and projects works are also conducted.

One teacher acts as a academic counselor for 30 students is a class. This teacher takes care of all academic activities including counseling for the students under him/her. Parents are kept informed of the progress of the student through the councilor. In the past five years, the college has won 9 gold medals for the 1st rank obtained by the students in the university examination.

There is one student welfare officer who is coordinating the co-curricular / extra curricular activities. Some of the curricular activities are training in Yakshagana, sewing, cooking, fashion design and swimming.

At present there are 31 permanent teachers (5 Ph.D and 3 M.Phil) out of which 16 are paid by the government and 15 are paid by the management. Among the 15 permanent teachers (management pay) two teachers have cleared NET/SLET tests. There are 10 temporary teachers (1 M.Phil) and 4 part time teachers.

The teachers are recruited through advertisements in news papers. There is a selection committee consisting of the Principal, HOD, and subject expert and management representatives.

Self-appraisal by teachers is done through self-appraisal forms supplied by the government of Karnataka. The government also insists on evaluation of teacher's performance by students in a fixed format. This evaluation is reviewed by the Principal and teachers are advised accordingly. A grievance redressal mechanism is available in the form of a suggestion box for students. This is being attended to by Principal.

The department of Sanskrit of this college has a recognized center for inter disciplinary studies and research leading to Ph.D. degree. There are 4 part time research scholars and one full time research scholar. Around 25% of the teachers are engaged in research.

The political science department has an ongoing research project. The department has a good national and international linkage. The institution encourages faculty members to attend seminars and also to publish research articles. The faculty members are encouraged to submit project proposals and an ad-hoc research committee helps to get grants from funding agencies or from management.

Teachers from the departments of Economic, Commerce, and Chemistry have presented research papers in national conferences.
Research projects may also be converted into consultancy services in future.

Extension activities such as health and hygiene awareness, adult education and literacy, environment awareness etc., are taken up by the college through NSS. Student welfare officer coordinates all the extension activities along with NSS programme officer. The college also collaborates with NGO such as Mangala Seva Samithi trust. A few teachers are members of the trust which runs an orphanage.

The college is situated in the heart of the Mangalore city. It has a land area of 2.82 acres. The old block building has 17 lecture halls, 4 science labs for Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Physics departments, general staff room and separate staff rooms for each department.

In the new 5 storied building block, ground floor houses, seminar hall, 17 classrooms with seating capacity of 35-40 students, office and Principal's Chamber. 1st Floor is occupied by the Library and Reading room.

2nd floor houses 1 classroom, Computer & Electronics Departments and its laboratories. 3rd floor has 2 classrooms and Computer Labs. 4th Floor has 2 classrooms and an inter disciplinary research & study center.

The college also has a canteen, vehicle stand, multipurpose playground, multigym and an open-air stage.

The maintenance of the infrastructure is done by their own staff.
The library has a total of 25,989 books, which includes textbooks, reference books. However the allocation for purchase of library books has remained the same. It works for 7 ½ hours per day.

The library is headed by a qualified librarian with 4 sub staff. There is an advisory committee which meets once in every month to discuss matters regarding the budget allocation, purchase of books, library management etc. However, the reference section needs to be improved so as to enable the students to make use of it properly. The space between the rows of shelves need to be increased to fecilitate easy access to books. The floor of the library may be kept tidy and clean. Xerox facility may be made available either in the library itself or in an adjacent room which will help the students in collecting the library resources properly.

The facilities for sports and physical education needs to be enhanced and support may be extended to outstanding sports persons through out the year so as to excel in their respective fields.

The college helps the students to develop their all-round personality. A fair number of students go for PG courses in Science and Commerce after graduation. On an average, 15 commerce students opt for CA course every year. The college has an employment cell to provide guidance to the students. The Alumni extends support for student activities. The college also provides various facilities for the all round development of the students, indoor/outdoor games, and to improve their communication skills and artistic talents.

However, the existing mechanism for student feed back for quality enhancement may be monitored more effectively.

The prospectus and college calendar provides details of the courses offered, admission criteria, fee payment schedule and other facilities. These particulars are also made available to the public on website. The management also publishes a quarterly bulletin called 'Can News'. As the college has an interdisciplinary center already conducting research, the possibility of starting a Research Journal may be explored

The college provides financial assistance (scholarships) to few students on the basis of merit.

There is a career guidance employment cell, which help the students get recruited by firms like ICICI, Asian Paints, BALCO etc. The institution also has a grievance rederessal cell.

The college is governed by a 17-member council, which is in charge of policy formulation and approval of the major activities relating to the college. The governing council consists of eminent personalities of Gowda Saraswatha Brahmin community. Various sub committees consisting of teaching staff assist the principal in running the institution.

The college has conducted various training programmes for its non-teaching staffs. Welfare schemes include scholarships to students and encouragement to extra curricular activities. Various associations under different departments give ample opportunities to the students to develop their all-round personality. PTA and Alumnae also sponsors various welfare programmes to students. The college has mechanism for internal audit by a qualified chartered accountant.

All the achievers and blood donor students are felicitated every year at a special function called 'Honours Day'. The college also felicitates the achievers in sports and extra curricular activities. Students are made to fill the Teacher Assessment Questionnaire and it is evaluated by the Principal. The result is passed on to the individual teachers.

The teachers are encouraged to take benefit from Faculty Development Programme, Refresher / Orientation Courses and travel grants.
Under the interdisciplinary studies, ritual and medical plants are being studied with the help of garden specially developed for this purpose.

The Peer Team, after going through the self-study report and after the visit to various academic and physical facilities is pleased by the progress and growth of Canara First Grade College. The college is not only providing quality education but also equipping the students to face problems of life as well as development of character and discipline through their academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports, extension and social work activities as dictated in its mission statement.

The peer team considers that there are a number of features of the college indicates its approach towards quality assurance and standards which the Peer Team would wish to commend. The Peer Team would also like to bring the attention of the college on certain concerns for consideration. The Peer Team would like to commend the college for the following aspects.

The college is well governed and managed by the association which has abiding interest in providing quality education.

The college follows the rules and regulations laid down by the Mangalore University for affiliated college as well as by the Government of Karnataka for grant in aid minority institution.

The college is having its own buildings. One of the new building has been constructed from the donation of 1.2 crore given by one of the alumni of the college in a campus of 2.22 acres has adequate facilities of classrooms, laboratories, library, sports and games, canteen, botanical garden etc. It is located in the heart of city of Mangalore.

The interaction with students, alumnae and parents has given an impression that all are very appreciative of the facilities and treatment given to the students for their personal and academic development.

Effective academic and moral leadership and good human relationship resulting in efficient team work.

The facilitating aspect of the college to promote students participation in various academic, co-curricular, extra curricular, sports & games, NSS, literary & social work activities is commendable.

The college maintained strict discipline.

Some of the teachers have taken initiative in conducting research particularly in the deptt. Of Sanskrit and political science.

Keeping in view of the future plans of the college, the Peer Team would like to suggest the following to the college for consideration.

While the Peer Team appreciate the overall development and growth of the college during last 5 years, it should draw up a blue print and Master Plan for its development priorities and strategic plans to actualize them in a more focussed manner.

The college should appoint competent faculty as per the qualification and pay scales prescribed by the UGC / State Government of Karnataka. The teachers qualified in NET / SLET appointed by the management should be given UGC pay scales.

In order to develop language departments of Sanskrit, English, Kannada
and Hindi, these subjects may be offered as major subjects and also to introduce applied component like communicative English, spoken Sanskrit, translation in Hindi, Kannada etc.

The self performance appraisal report recommended by the UGC for teachers be implemented without any further delay. The student's feed back be made more objective and collected from all the students.

The college is required to continue in adopting modern methods of teaching and to bring innovation in teaching-learning process. The college may continue encouraging teachers for doing research and participate in seminars, symposia, orientation courses and refresher courses.

Teachers may be encouraged to prepare teaching plan and the teaching plan be monitored by the HOD / Principal.

The library should be managed more professionally by maintaining proper record, adequate space for teachers cubicles, Internet as well proper managing of book bank. The library hours may be extended for more time.

The TV set of the college be put to use by showing programmes of UGC and Indira Gandhi National Open University and playing video cassettes produced by Consortium of Educational Communication(CEC), New Delhi.

The Peer Team is of the opinion that this exercise will be useful to the college to initiate the quality enhancement strategies towards further growth and development.

Dr. Ramesh Gangurde

Dr. P. Ramanathan
(Member - coordinator)

Dr. M. Dasan

Prof. Nagaraj Rao Javali, Principal

Place: Mangalore

Date: 4th February, 2004

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