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GHS Government College, Churu, Rajasthan
Address:Opp. Railway Station Jaswant Garh, Sujangarh
Churu
Rajasthan, India



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GHS Government College, Churu Rajasthan is situated in Churu of Rajasthan state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.

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NAAC report of GHS Government College

SECTION I
Preface
The Gyaniram Harakchand Sarawagi College was established in Sujangarh in the Churu District of Rajasthan in July 1968. With time, the College has seen many variations in its name and its affiliating University. It was initially popular with the name of Sujala College because of being located at the junction point of Sujangarh, Jaswantgarh and Ladanu. The region is famous for giving big industrialists and businessmen to the country. The region has some old magnificient buildings, popularly known as Havelies, that are marvels of architecture. The College came into existence as a result of donation of two blocks of buildings by the local business community to the State Government to run initially two different colleges which later on merged into a single College. One of them was known as Moti Lal Bengani Government Science College and the Science Faculty of the College is still housed in it. The other known as Gyaniram Harakchand Sarawagi (G.H.S.) Government College was started as an Arts and Commerce College initially in a building known as Rajaji Kothi and got shifted to the current block in 1974. This block is just opposite the Science College across the road. In 1982, the Government of Rajasthan merged the Science College in G.H.S. Government College. The main objective of the institution is to impart quality higher education mainly to the sons of the soil. The institution is doing some effort to raise standard of teaching through value based education. Though it is having a semi-urban status, the College is located almost in a jungle type of area, six kilometers away from the Sujangarh town. It is a Government funded medium sized college as far as student strength and faculty are concerned. Earlier affiliated to University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, the College got affiliated to Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer on the inception of this University in 1986 and in 2002 it was affiliated to Bikaner University on the inception of this University. However, still the UGC assistance etc. are received by this College through MDS University, Ajmer.

It was recognised by UGC under its sections 2(f) in September 1976. The State Government permitted this college to run Postgraduate (PG) courses from the session 1995-96. The College has a large campus area of 45 acres. The College runs only 07 programmes of which 04 are Undergraduate (UG) and 03 are PG. The College offers different courses in Arts and Science faculties through its 13 Departments. The Science faculty has the departments of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology. The Arts faculty has the departments of English, Hindi, History, Economics, and Political Science. The Commerce faculty has the departments of Accounts & Finance, Business Management, and Banking & Financial Management.

There are 26 (07 female) teachers out of which 08 have Ph.D. degree and another 09 hold the M.Phil. degree. 25 of the teachers are permanent and only one is a part-time teacher. The student strength of the College is 1332 (68 girls) in UG and 45 (05 girls) in PG levels. There are 12 administrative and 04 technical staff in the College. The annual budget of the College for the year 2004-2005 was Rs. 1 crore 08 lakhs and 53 thousand. The teachers are recruited by the government on the recommendation of the Rajasthan State Public Service Commission. The non-teaching employees are also appointed by the Government. The unit cost of education including salary is Rs 9,454/- while that excluding salary is Rs 198/-. The temporal plan for academic work in the College is annual system. The College has some support services such as Central library, Play grounds, Sports facilities, Women forum, Non-resident students centre, and Grievance redressal cells. 15 of its students have qualified UGC-CSIR (NET), UGC (SLET), GATE, and allied examinations in last five years.

The College has 264 working days out of which 169 are teaching days. The working days of the library are 264. The drop out rate of students at UG and PG levels are 10% and 13% respectively. The success rate of the students on the other hand in UG and PG levels are 91% and 100% resectively.

The central library has 40,756 books and subscribes 42 national journals/periodicals. There are 14 computers in the College.

The College has some National and International linkages also.

The College volunteered to be assessed by NAAC, Bangalore and sent its Self Study Report (SSR) to NAAC on 9th May 2005. The NAAC constituted a Peer Team with Prof. S.D. Sharma, Former Vice-Chancellor, Himachal Pradesh University, Himachal Pradesh as its Chairman, Prof. A. K. Indrayan, Department of Chemistry, Ex Dean, Faculty of Science, Gurukula Kangri University, Hardwar as its Member-Coordinator and Dr. U.C. Jain, Principal, Govt. PG College, Narsingpur, Madhya Pradesh as its Member. The Peer Team visited the College from 21st to 23rd September, 2005. During the visit after interacting with all sections of the College community, visiting its existing infrastructure and going through the office-documents the Peer Team would like to record the following observations depending on criteria wise inputs identified by NAAC.

SECTION II
Criterion Wise Inputs
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The academic programmes run by the College are routine and not the diversified. The College provides teaching opportunities leading to the award of UG and PG degrees of Bikaner University, Bikaner, Rajasthan. The College is at present offering 04 courses in UG and 03 courses in PG Commerce (M.Com.- Business Management, Accountancy & Finance, and Business & Financial Management). In B.Sc. there are two majors (Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Zoology, Botany, Chemistry). In B.A. three subjects are to be selected out of the available options. In B.Com. there is only major (A & F, BM, and B & FM)

The ratio of knowledge : skill components in the programme options is 70:30 in Social Science, Arts, Commerce and 60:40 in Science. The programmes offered to the students are not flexible enough so far as time frame and elective options are concerned. The College follows the syllabi prescribed by the University. The University updates and reviews the syllabi as and when necessary.

Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The College admits students in different subjects on the basis of academic records. There are reservation of seats for SC/ST/BC/OBC students as per Rajasthan Government rules.

The College has provision for assessing students knowledge and skills for a particular programme during their period of learning through the periodical tests.

The teachers of the College are encouraged to make teaching plans so that the same may be available before the beginning of the academic session. The syllabi are unitised.

The College arranges practical and tutorial classes to supplement lecture method of teaching. The College is yet to build facilities for preparation of audio-visual and other teaching aids. The total working days in the College are 264 while 169 are teaching days. The teaching load of a teacher is 18 hours per week. Almost 96% of the classes taught are taken by full-time teachers. The ratio of Teaching:Non-teaching staff is about 1.6:1. The College has qualified teachers. Out of the total strength of 26 teachers 08 hold Ph.D. degree and another 09 hold M.Phil. degree. A sad part is that many of the sanctioned posts of teachers are not filled by the Government, probably because of financial constraint. But it is much affecting the day to day class room teaching. The strength of administrative and technical staff in the College are 12 and 04 respectively.

The students are communicated at the commencement of the academic session about their evaluation methods. The College monitors the overall performance of the students through periodical assessment.

The teachers are appointed by the College on the recommendation of Rajasthan Public Service Commission. The Government of Rajasthan creates new teaching posts on the requisition of the Principal and recommendation of the university considering enhanced work- load of the subjects.

Only one teacher (Mathematics Department) has attended international level seminars/conferences/workshops and has acted as resource person in national level workshop. He has also been honoured with a couple of awards. Apart from him, one teacher in Botany Department has attended national level seminars/symposia. Almost all of the presently working teachers have attended the Refresher/Orientation Courses in the last two years.Two have availed the UGC Teacher Research Fellowship.

Some of its teachers are members of Board of Studies (University of Bikaner) in their respective subjects.

The College follows the self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of teachers in teaching/research/extension activities.

None of the departments have organised seminars/symposia in the last few years. The College has some collaborative linkages in national/international levels for teaching/research/extension activities.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
There are only eight faculties of the College who have Ph.D. degree. Only one of them, a teacher in Mathematics Department, is engaged in active research though the College supports research activities of the teachers by providing them with study leave and adjustment in teaching schedules. This Mathematics teacher has produced 10 Ph.D.s sofar and another 06 are working in his supervision. He has completed 10 research projects (Minor & Major) also. He has also written four books. A Minor Research Project in History has been completed recently. Currently, only one Minor Research Project of Rs 50,000/- is being carried out by a teacher in B & FM Department in Faculty of Commerce. Though a number of research publications are to the credit of the Mathematics Department teacher, the publications of other teachers are very small in the last three years. One teacher in Hindi Department has written three books.

A teacher in the Department of English has some good stories written to his credit. Some of these stories have been broadcasted from All India Radio. He has done PGDTE on his own from CIEFL, Hyderabad.

The College has designated a person for extension activities with additional charge. The College conducts extension activities like social work, adult education and literacy programme, and AIDS and Environmental Awareness Programmes through its NSS and NCC units. The College has organised certain outreach programmes such as environment awareness and blood donation camp by NCC and NSS. Though the NSS students have done a tremendous work in the campus of the College, their work in the nearby adopted villages is yet to be strengthened. The College does not organise any extension activity with NGOs and GOs.

The teachers of the College are not involved in any consultancy work. There is no placement cell either.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College is situated in a semi-urban setting with a 45 acres campus area. The College has some infrastructure facilities conducive to academic and administrative growth. The College building houses 22 class rooms and 05 laboratories. However, a part of the building is in a bad shape and needs an immediate attention for its repair and maintenance. Despite the vast land, the campus is not green. It is mainly because of water shortage though some efforts have been made by the College. Some plantation work has been carried out by NSS students.

The College has an Advisory Committee for its library. The library of the College is yet to develop reprographic, internet and computer facilities. However, a photostat machine is available in the office. A UGC Network Resource Centre with Internet facility is functional in a central place. The total working days of the library are 264. It remains open on all week days from 10 am to 5 pm. The library has 40,756 books and 42 national journals/periodicals. Book bank facility is available. Catalouging is not updated. It also has an open book system.

The College has 14 computers. 10 of them are in Computer lab, 02 are in Principals office and two in library. Over Head Projectors and a Slide Projector are available in the College. However, their use in teaching is to be encouraged.

The Students are provided with First Aid facilities only in the health care unit. A health center is yet to be opened.

The College has provision for sports facilities like Football, Hockey, Cricket, Volleyball, Basketball and Kabaddi. The existing indoor games facilities are Carom, Badminton, Chess and Table Tennis. Outstanding sports person are awarded prizes. One student has represented in Volleyball at National level.

The College does not have the Hostel facilities.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
About 84% of the students appear in the qualifying examinations. The drop out rate of student is 16% at UG and 12% at PG level. The progression of students to higher education is approximately 35%. The College publishes its prospectus annually. It contains details of courses, its duration and fee structure.

The College arranges award of full/half free studentship and monetary assistance from Poor Boys Fund for poor students. Some need cum merit scholarships are also given. There is also provision for SC/ST/OBC students to get stipend from the welfare department of Rajasthan Government. The teachers offer personal counselling to students to help them choose appropriate courses of study.

The College is yet to establish an Alumni Association though many of its alumni are holding good administrative posts in central and state governments. Some are reputed industrialists and some are reputed Medical Practioners, CAs and Professors.

The College provides recreational/leisure facilities to students through indoor and outdoor games, debate clubs, student magazine and cultural programmes including dance and music competitions. A women forum also exists which looks into the progress and welfare of Girl students and has some cultural activities into its fold.

There is one NCC unit in the College. Two NCC cadets have participated in the National Republic Day Parade. Many NCC cadets have joined Military services and many have been selected in State Police Service. 11 NCC cadets have passed C-Certificate and 26 B-Certificate examinations last year. The teacher NCC officer has also been honoured for his contribution. The NSS has two units. They have adopted two villages in the nearby areas but the commmendable work is yet to start. However they have carried out certain hygeine awareness programmes in the surrounding rural population. They have also participated in Pulse polio drive.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The College has internal coordinating and monitoring through academic/administrative/learner centered bodies/committees.

The College has an in built mechanism to check the efficiency of non-teaching staff. The College has grievance redressal cell.

The fee structure is as per Government/University norms.

The teaching and non-teaching staff are facilitated with various loan facilities like PF and personal loans from nationalised banks.

The College has a standardised and regular budgeting and auditing procedures as per government rules. The College has to take more initiatives for resource mobilisation.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices

The Peer Team intends to record the following features of Healthy Practices in the College:

*The College imparts value based education to its students

*The College organises various co-curricular and extra-curricular programmes for all round personality development of students

*Its NCC cadets and NSS students are actively involved in some social work

*The College has established some National and International linkages.

*Because of no lecturer in Chemistry, the College made a novel arrangement of teaching in Chemistrty. It selected five of its top students in the class and asked them to prepare the Chapters by dividing the Syllabi into five parts. Then these students were asked to teach the class. It helped these five bright students to prepare the subject and altogether helped whole of the class.

*The College has developed a rain water reservior by mobilising donation from a local businessman.

SECTION III: Overall Analysis
The Peer Team during its visit to the institution interacted at depth with the Principal, Teaching and Non-Teaching staff, Students, Alumni, Parents and Guardians, visited the different existing infrastructures, and examined the office documents. Based on the exercise mentioned above, the Team has observed that:

*The College is medium sized and offers mainly traditional courses in UG and PG (M.Com.) levels

*There are no job oriented or in-demand courses available to the students. No self-financing courses are being run.

*The College is understaffed and many of the sanctioned posts are not filled

*There are motivated and qualified teachers in the College who are contributing in the teaching, but there are not enough research and extension activities.

*There are some National and International linkages.

*Sports activities are average

*The NCC cadets and NSS students have shown proficiency in different fields

*Part of College building is in a bad shape and needs an immediate repair and regular maintenance. Laboratories are not well equipped

*There is no computer culture in the College. Only a Computer lab exists to feed the students for the compulsory Computer Applications paper for UG classes. Library also needs immediate computerisation

*Some of its alumni hold good positions

The Peer Team also intends to recommend the following for holistic development of the institute:

*The College should take immediate steps to introduce some job/career oriented courses through the College Development Council.

*PG Classes in Science be started by seeking permission from the Government/University

*The College may take serious efforts for developing computer culture

*The College may start some regionally required courses like the one in Dyeing and Printing

*The Central library may be immediately computerised and update catalogueing be done

*The Central library may be provided with reprographic, internet and audio-visual cassette facilities

*The Central library may be kept opened for students for a longer period during a week day

*The College may establish a Health Center

*The Girls Common Room in Arts and Commerce Block need to be improvised and a separate hygienic toilet be provided for the girl students

*The College may approach UGC for grants for construction of hostel

*The College may take more initiatives for furtherence of its extension activities

*The sports facilities of the College may be enhanced with UGC assistance

*The College may establish an Alumni Association and a Parent Teacher Association

*The College may chalk out a resource mobilisation strategy

*The College should excel in some of the sports by identifying the interest of the local students

*A proper Canteen facility be developed

*Steps be taken to further mobilize resources for irrigation

*A Girls Unit in NCC be started

*NSS programme be further strengthened and be made more useful to surrounding areas

*Since the College is far away from the three surrounding towns, steps be taken with state transport authorities to introduce proper bus service. If possible, a separate bus be provided for girl students

*Efforts be made to build an auditorium

*Play grounds be developed properly

*A Botanical garden be developed

*All efforts be made to press the State Government to fill up the posts that are lying vacant- in Teaching as well as in Nonteaching. Extra posts of class IV need be created. Only four Class IV employees in such a big campus is very surprising.

The Peer Team is grateful to the Principal, Teaching and Non-teaching staff, and Students for cooperation and help during its visit. The Team records its sincere thanks to the Coordinator and the members of the NAAC Steering Committee of the College for constant help and support

Prof. S.D. Sharma
Chairman

Prof. A. K. Indrayan
Member-Coordinator

Prof. U.C. Jain
Member

I agree with the Peer Team Report.

Mr. M.D. Bakolia
Principal



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