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Government College of Teacher Education, Mangalore, Karnataka
Government College of Teacher Education, Mangalore, Karnataka
Mangalore (District Mangalore)
Karnataka, IndiaPin Code : 575001
Government College of Teacher Education, Mangalore Karnataka is a recognised institute / college. Government College of Teacher Education, Mangalore Karnataka was established on / in 2000.
Government College of Teacher Education, Mangalore Karnataka is situated in Mangalore of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mangalore comes under Mangalore Tehsil, Mangalore District.
Contact Details of Government College of Teacher Education, Mangalore Karnataka are : +91-824-424013
Number of seats in Government College of Teacher Education, Mangalore Karnataka is 100.
Government College of Teacher Education, Mangalore Karnataka runs course(s) in Education stream(s).
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NAAC report of Government College of Teacher EducationSECTION I
College of Teacher Education, Mangalore, Karnataka volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted Self-Appraisal Report (SAR) to NAAC on 28 - 01 - 2005. A Peer Team was constituted by NAAC to visit the Institute and Validate the SAR. The Peer Team consisting of Dr. D.N.Sansanwal, Professor, and Director, Institute of Education, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore as Chairman-Coordinator and Prof. Vasudha Kamat, Head, Department of Educational Technology, SNDT Women's University, Santacruz (West), Mumbai and Prof. C. Abdusalam, Principal, Farook Training College, Calicut, Kozhikode, Kerala as Members visited College of Teacher Education, Mangalore, Karnataka for Two days from 25 - 26 July, 2005.
This College was originally a Bachelor of Training College established in 1950 under the then Government of Madras. After the unification of the State of Karnataka, the institution began to function as a Government College of Education preparing the students for the profession of secondary school teachers leading to B.Ed. degree. It is one of six such colleges in Karnataka. Scholars like Sri Rama Kulkarni and Sri Rohidekar served as Principals in this college.This college was upgraded as College of Teacher Education with additional responsibility of training inservice teachers & guiding the high school teachers in Action Research. Sri U. Raghavendra Aital was the first Principal of College of Teacher Education. At present Sri A.A. Cutinha is the Principal of College of Teacher Education, Mangalore. This college is having three wings, namely, Pre service Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education & Action Research. Each is headed by a Reader of the college.
The College was granted recognition by the NCTE for conducting one year B. Ed. Programme with an intake of 100 students Vide its' Order No: F.KR/S/51/SRO/NCTE/2003-04/9240 dated: 05/09/2003. In 1981 the College of Teacher Education, Mangalore, Krnataka was recognised by the UGC under Clause 2(f) of UGC Act vide letter No. F. 8-70/01 (CP) dated 26 May 1981.
The Peer Team carefully analysed the SAR submitted by the College and went through the relevant documents available in the College. During the visit, the Team visited the academic, administrative, hostel and other units and also interacted with the The Principal of the College, Staff, Students, Supporting Staff, Parents and Alumni. Based on this and the criteria identified by NAAC- NCTE, the Peer Team assessed the College of Teacher Education, Mangalore, Karnataka. The Report is being presented under the Six criteria along with the suggestions received from the Staff, Students, Parents, Alumni and Peer Team for its improvement.
CRITERION WISE REPORT
CRITERION I : CURRICULAR DESIGN AND PLANNING
The mission of College of Teacher Education, Mangalore, Karnataka is to prepare teachers with proper teaching competencies, train the inservice teachers in the latest developments in the filed of education and help high school teachers to take up Action Research.
The College admits 100 students at B.Ed. level through Common Entrance Test conducted by the Central Admission Cell at State Level. The eligibility is decided based on merit calculated by taking 50% of marks from their performance in B.A. / B.Sc. degree examinations (including Languages but excluding internal assessment) and 50% from their performance in the Common Entrance Test. The eligibility laid down by the NCTE is being followed strictly at B.Ed. level. The whole process and procedure of admission is objective and transparent.The percentage of reservation at state level for various categories of students belonging to SC, ST, OBC & General Marit is 15%; 3%; 32% & 50% respectively. There are internal reservations for rural population, urban population, PH, ex-service man and women.
The academic year of the College is from November to October. Total working days for 2003- 04 academic session was 210 days. Total teaching days were 158. Pre - practice preparation days were 15 and total practice teaching days were 40. The Curriculum prescribed by the Mangalore University, Mangalore is being followed. The syllabus was modified during 2002 by taking into account the UGC & NCTE framework. The revised syllabus was implimented from 2003 - 2004 academic session. The Curriculum is developed by members of Board of Studies in Education. It is put for approval to Faculty of Education, Academic Council and Syndicate Committee. Later on it goes to the Governor for his ascent. Only after this the revised curriculum is implemented. At present the curriculum has been revised again and it is lying in the Governor's office for his consent. As per the curriculum each student has to give 12 lessons in real setting in each Method of Teaching. Thus, in all 24 lessons are given. Thus, the practice teaching lessons prescribed by the University are inadequate.
The College does not have any formal system of taking feedback from the students about the quality of teaching of the teacher educators. The College has established a good net-working with schools. The College does not have any Governing Body because it is the Government College of Education. The College enjoys a good reputation in the community and existing schools in particular.
CRITERION II : CURRICULAR TRANSACTION AND EVALUATION
The College of Teacher Education, Mangalore follows the curriculum framed by the Mangalore University, Mangalore. The Curriculum Transaction and Evaluation is being done as outlined in the revised Curriculum. According to the revised Curriculum, each student has to take three core papers and two Content-cum-Methodology of Teaching subjects & One Specialisation Paper. The Core papers are: Education in the Emerging India; Education Psychology; & Secondary Education and Teacher Functions. Except Special Paper, each course is of 100 ( 80 external and 20 internal) marks. In case of Special Paper, 50 marks are internal and 50 marks external. Each Practice Teaching and related assignments of Content-cum-Mathodology, carry 200 marks ( 125 internal marks & 75 extenal marks). Thus external examination of all the theory papers is of 600 marks. On the other hand, the internal examination is of 400 marks. Thus, in this B.Ed. programme marks are awarded out of 1000. The medium of instruction at the B.Ed. level is Kannada. However, the medium of instruction for the Content-cum-Methodology in English and Hindi is English & Hindi respectively. The students can write examination either in English or Kannada. The trainees are given training through Micro-teaching in skills of Introduction, Stimulus Variation, Explanning, Questioning, Reinforcement, Black Board Writing, and Closure. Each student given only one micro lesson in each skill in simulated condtion. This is not sufficient. Each student does give one Integrated lesson also. Normally, teachers of the College use Lecture Method but they do make use of teaching aids like, OHP, Charts, etc. so as to create effective and motivating environment for the transaction of curriculum in theory teaching. Whenever possible, teachers do use Seminar, and Discussion methods for the transaction of curriculum. The classroom teaching should be more activity oriented as demanded by the students. The method of teaching should be such that the student is not a passive listener but an active learner. It would have been better if the whole group of students is divided into two smaller groups consisting of 50 students in each group. It would have given better opportunity for interaction. Academic Calendar of various activities is prepared in the beginning of the academic session and given to the students of B.Ed. class. The same is strictly followed. The morning assembly is organised every day.
The classes are held from 9.30 AM to 5.00 PM. Each period is of 60 minutes' duration. The students have to attend 75 % of the lectures other wise they are not eligible to appear in the final examination. The students practise teaching skills in simulation in a group of about 10 to 12 students. All the 100 students are divided into eight or nine groups. One micro - lesson per skill is given by a student teacher. Sometime reteach session of Micro-lesson is also done. Immediate feedback is given by the peers as well as by the teacher in charge of the group. After mastering prescribed skills, the student teacher has to give one integrated lesson of 15 to 20 minutes duration. This is followed by a critique session of 15 to 20 minutes.
Each student teacher has to give 24 lessons in school ( 12 lessons in each Content-cum-Methodology subject). The practice teaching is carried out in both Government and Aided schools situated in the city of Mangalore. The practice teaching is done on students from Standards VIII to IX. Each student gives 12 lessons per teaching subject, which is inadequate. The teacher educator as well as the concerned school subject teacher observe all the lessons. In one period three to four students give lessons. Each student gives at least one lesson a day. Students stay in the school for the full time. Apart from teaching, they observe the lessons of their fellow students. The students take adjustment periods also.The quality of teaching practice can be enhanced by providing rigorous feedback. The school teachers give feedback to the student teachers. Regular school teachers do reteach the lesson taught by the student. Students use teaching aids during their teaching. The facilities available in the schools are also utilised by the students during practice teaching. The practice teaching is done in two phases.
The teacher educators of this college have not attended any Orientation or Refresher Courses. They do attend seminars. No formal Workshop or Training programmes are arranged for the professional development of the teachers of the College.
The College of Teacher Education, Mangalore has 10 computers out of which 8 are in LAN and one computer is having Internet connection. This facility is not adequate and all student teachers are not given training in the use of Information and Communication Technology. Students want to have training in the use of ICT. The desirable values, civic responsibilities, community orientation, etc. are developed through various activities including Prayer, National Anthem, Pollution Awareness Programme etc.
CRITERION III: RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND EXTENSION
The college is running only B.Ed. Programme. As per NCTE Norms, there should be One post of Principal and 7 lecturers. At present, there is a Principal, three Readers, 12 lecturers and One Physical Instructor. Only three staff members are qualified to teach B.Ed. students because they have double masters degree. The College has large number of posts because it is College of Teacher Education. The College has to have inservice programmes, help state government in Serv Shiksha Abhiyan and other programmes of government.Only qualified teachers should be posted in the Government College of Education where B.Ed. training programme is in vogue. The college does not have qualified staff to teach Methods of Teaching Physics, Mathematics, etc. One staff member has successfully completed his Ph.D in Kannada but not in Education. Although, the College gives training in conducting Action Research but they have not published any paper in the journal of repute. There is need to encourage teachers to acquire proper qualification to teach at B.Ed. level and publish papers which in turn will improve the quality of their teaching.
The Institution has an Action Research Committee which has the Principal as Chairman and one Reader and 3 Lecturers from the College, two experts from the other teacher education institutions, DDPIs of three districts, One subject Inspector from DDPI office as its members. This committee plans the training programmes in Action Research for the teachers, approves the Action research projects submitted by the teachers, sanctions funds for conducting research, and also monitors the quality of research before it goes for printing. The committee was non-functioning during the academic year when the NAAC committee visited as there were no funds made available from the Government education department.
No teaching staff except one has any publication at their credit. One faculty member Dr. Maheedas has published some articles, has translated Geetanjali in Kannada and has written essays. The institution must find ways to motivate its faculty to conduct research as well as publish the work. No teacher except one has a membership of any professional organisation. They must be encouraged to work closely with such organisations so as to keep in touch with the new trends in the field. The institution also does not provide any consultancy to outside institutions.
The students are not encouraged to participate in extension activities. The institution also does not have a plan to work with any NGOs in the locality for extension services.The institution has not developed any non-print material, or Self Instructional Material or Print Material for the benefit of the students. The institution may take up this activity so as to improve the quality of teaching. It is observed that the institution shows weaknesses in the area of Research, Development and Extension activities. They need to strengthen these activities.
CRITERION IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The College of Teacher Education, Mangalore is situated in the campus area of about 1.14 acres of Government land. The building occupies as area of 0.25 acre and the remaining area is being used for cocurricular activities. Institution is run from three buildings, main building, annex building where main classroom for 100 students is situated. The third building is used for Computer Laboratory and Physics laboratory. The Dining Hall of the Hostel building is used for EduSat TV as well as for microteaching. The space is inadequate for running the CTE. The Institution does not fulfill the building criteria laid down by NCTE for any College of Education. There is only one room which could accommodate 50 students.
The building needs repair and maintenance. The sanitation facilities are also not up to the mark. As it is a Government run college, the repairs can only be done by the PWD. The funds are not made available to the Principal. It is suggested that the Department of Education, Government of Karnataka pays proper attention to the repairs and maintenance of the buildings. Additional Space is also required for developing Computer laboratory, Educational Technology, Language laboratory and Psychology laboratory.
The campus can be made beautiful with the help of students. The cleanliness of the classrooms and playground are observed with the help of students who are divided into four groups for the purpose.
The Library has 19492 books and 4 journals. Since no librarian is appointed for the last 13 years, the work of looking after the library is assigned to the clerk who is assisted by one lecturer. The library does not have many new titles. It is suggested that a librarian's post must be immediately filled. The library is opened from 9.30 am to 5 pm. The students have suggested that it should be kept open till 6 pm to make full use of the same. The library is not computerized. If the institution appoints a librarian, better quality library facilities can be offered to the students. The library can accommodate about 30 students in the reading room. The institution should plan to offer a book-bank facility for the students.
The institution has one Xerox machine and a Fax Machine, which are kept in the office. These facilities are mostly used by the Principal and office staff and not by the teachers and students.
The institution has 10 computers out of which one is in office; one in Physics lab, one in UGC Network Resource Centre and remaining seven are in Computer lab. The computer lab has a LAN whereas one computer in UGC Network Resource Centre has Internet facility. The teachers are to be trained in the use of Computers and Internet for the last two months.
The institution has so far not developed any CAI package but the students who have opted for Computer Education as an Optional subject are encouraged to prepare powerpoint presentations on various topics.
The institution has a combined Chemistry and Biology laboratory, and one Physics laboratory. Both the labs have very inadequate resources. The laboratories could be further strengthened with the apparatus and other required material. The institution needs to establish an Educational Technology, Language and Psychology laboratories with adequate equipment and test material.
Furniture in the institution is quite old; the same is being replaced in phased manner. The furniture is of a fixed type and hence does not encourage group centered or individualized methods of learning.
The institution has a hostel for the in-service teacher participants, but since all the in-service teacher training programmes are conducted outside CTE, the hostel was not in use. The same is now being utilized for the B.Ed. students. Bare minimum facilities are provided to the hostelites. Each student is charged Rs. 3600=00 per year only for accommodation.
Under SUPW the students participate in a ten day workshop of preparing various products like soap, pickles etc. The girl students are also trained in stitching activities. Experts from outside are invited to conduct the sessions.
CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The college has a good record of 100% pass result with 99% first Class. During 2001 - 02 academic session first rank holder was from this college. The students of this college also got second and fourth rank in 2003 - 04 session. Many of the past students are working in responsible positions like Headmasters of secondary schools, Education Officers, etc. However, the institution does not have any mechanism to collect information on their past students.
The institution has not published the updated academic calendar for the last 3 years. The institution offers freeships to SC/ST as well as OBC as per Government norms. About 18% students get the fee concession.
The institution has not developed any formal mechanism for counselling to the students. The institution also can give a thought to provide placement services to the students.
The institution has a Student Council, which is involved in planning some activities and executing the planned activities. They publish Wall Magazine, a talent board by students, a manuscript magazine by the student teachers, college sports day, College Day and such other activities are conducted.
However, the institution does not have Alumni Association. The same may be established at the earliest.
CRITERION VI: ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
It is observed and learnt through the discussions with the teachers and Principal, that the institution has not established proper mechanism for monitoring the progress of the CTE. The institution did not have adequate teaching as well as non-teaching staff (still four teaching and 12 non-teaching posts are vacant). However, the government has appointed teachers last year, though most of them are not qualified to teach in College of Education as per NCTE norms.
The Institution has a Programme Advisory Committee with the Principal as a Chairman. The three Readers of the College, Deputy Directors of Public Instruction of the three districts, the one Headmaster of a Secondary school are other members. The Programme Advisory Committee meets once in a quarter to plan pre-service as well as inservice activities of the CTE. Administration Committee (Governance Committee) is constituted with the Principal as Chairperson and three Readers as members. This Committee takes care of the day-to-day affairs of the Institution. It also prepares the Budget. There is no formal purchase committee but as and when the requirement emerges (e.g. purchase from the UGC Grant etc.) separate committees are formed for UGC purchases. the Administration committee approves such purchases.
However, it should also establish other committees like Library Advisory Committee or Grievances Redressal Committee, or Internal Audit Committee and Budget committee etc. in order to monitor smooth functioning of the Institution.
Teachers are recruited by the Government in three ways:
by giving promotion to the officers of the department
by direct recruitment from the teachers/headmasters of the government schools
by deputation from the department
It was observed that the teaching staff does not have adequate qualifications. The Department of Education may be informed about this lacuna and the need to take immediate action. The institution does not have freedom to appoint the lecturers or even guest lecturers. The institution can not undertake any additional projects for want of qualified teaching staff. The institution also does not conduct any professional development programme for its own staff.
The fee structure of the B.Ed. course is decided by the Government and the total fee including tution and other fees is Rs. 5125/- for Physics-maths, Rs. 5120/- for Chemistry-Biology and Rs. 4975/- for the Arts students. The fee is collected through the Bank. One of the parents said the low expenditure for the course was one of the reasons for admitting his ward to this college. The same is not revised for the past three years.
The institution may develop a formal mechanism for Internal Quality Check. This would help in improving and maintaining the quality of teacher education programme.
The Peer Team observed the following strengths in College of Teacher Education, Mangalore:
The College of Education enjoys good reputation in the schools.
The College has good discipline.
It develops values, decision making ability, and all round personality of students as desired by the community and parents.
The college has developed conducive environment for learning.
There is good relationship among teachers, students and Principal.
This College has Extension Service Centre which is quite active. All teachers of the College take part in all programmes of the centre.
The teachers are very cooperative.
The quality of teaching is good.
SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT
The following are the suggestions for improvement as per feedback from Students, Teachers, Parents, Alumni, and as observed by the Peer Team.
The college should have qualified staff and not be transfered too frequently.
The college has computer laboratory. Looking to the strength of college, there is a need to expand the same.
The practice teaching lessons need to be increased and improved by providing concrete feedback to the students.
The B.Ed. students and teachers need be trained in making Power Point presentations. They should be encouraged to use it during their teaching.
Internet facility for the students should be extended.
The college may run short duration training programs for teachers of schools, Alumni, Education officers, etc. in areas like, development of Thinking and Reasoning, Teaching of Concepts, Use of Computers and Internet, Development of Inquiry Skills, etc.
The college may keep one period a week for the development of Thinking and Reasoning.
The college should organize the English Speaking Classes for the students. It will improve the job opportunities for them.
Hostel facility for the women students should be provided.
The Educational Technology, Language, Psychology laboratories should be developed. The existing laboratories should be improved & updated.
Faculty Development Programmes may be planned and conducted. The Faculty also may be encouraged to participate in conferences/ workshops/ seminars organised at National level.
Alumni Association may be revitalised.
The Peer Team places on record the deep appreciation for Governing Council, Teachers, Students, and Non - teaching staff for all the help and the hospitality provided by the college to the Peer Team. We are sure that the college will proceed towards achieving objectives of teacher education.
(V. V. KAMAT)
( A. A.CUTINHO )
COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION
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