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St Agnes College, Mangalore, Karnataka
Address:P.B.No 513, Bendore, Mangalore, Karnataka 575002
Mangalore
Karnataka, India



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St Agnes College, Mangalore Karnataka is situated in Mangalore of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Website of St Agnes College, Mangalore Karnataka is http://www.stagnescollege.org.


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Profile of St Agnes College

St Agnes College is a Minority Institution, founded primarily for the education of catholic women. Yet from its very inception it has been imparting education to students of all castes and creeds without distinction. Historically it is the first Catholic Womens College established in South India and the second in the country. The College is affiliated to the Mangalore University and offers Three Year B.A., B.Sc., B.com., and B.B.M. Degree courses. This is supported by various Diploma,Certificate Courses and Honours Programmes. The college has obtained the status of being "ACCREDITED" at the Five Star level and has secured a grade for quality in Higher Education from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore.

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NAAC report of St Agnes College

SECTION I : INTRODUCTION
St. Agnes College, Mangalore, a reputed institution for women education, is an affiliated college of the Mangalore University. The college is a minority institution founded by the Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel in 1921. The college is located in Semi-Urban area of Mangalore on a campus of 5 acres. The college buildings have 45 class rooms and 18 departmental staff rooms, 25 well-equipped laboratories, a library, and an auditorium with a seating capacity of 900.

The college offers the B.A., B.Sc., B.Com. and the B.B.M. degree programmes, diploma courses in Computer Applications, Proficiency and Personality Development etc. and many certificate level vocational courses in Food and Nutrition, Gardening Techniques, Fashion designing etc.

The college has 43 permanent teachers, 24 full time temporary teachers, 12 part time temporary teachers, 42 non-teaching staff members and 1826 students in undergraduate courses and 461 in Diploma and Certificate Courses.

The college which started offering degree programmes in 1924 was recognized by UGC under section 2f and 12(B) in 1981. The college was amongst the first few colleges which volunteered for assessment and was accredited by NAAC as a five star institution in the year 1999.

On completion of the period of five years after the first accreditation by NAAC in the year 1999, St. Agnes College, volunteered to be reassessed by NAAC and submitted the Re-accreditation Report in the year 2004. The Peer Team constituted by NAAC to visit the college and validate the Re-accreditation Report, consisted of Prof. Ashok Pradhan (Chairman), Former Vice-Chancellor, YCMO University, Nasik, Dr. Mamata Satapathy (Member) Former Emeritus Professor, Department of Physics, Utkal University, Prof. A.K. Saxena (Member), Former Principal, Vijaya Raje Govt. Girls P .G. College, Gwalior, and Dr. Latha Pillai, Advisor, NAAC (Coordinator). Mr H. K. Ramamurthy, Joint Director (Retd) Directorate General of Quality Assurance, Ministry of Defence joined the Peer Team as an Observer from the User/Industry Sector. The team visited the college for three days from 1st to 3rd February 2005.

The Peer Team carefully perused and analysed the Re-accreditation Report submitted by the college. During the institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents and papers, visited all the departments, support services and facilities, of the college. The Peer Team also interacted with the Governing Body, the Principal, faculty members, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the college. Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC for the process of re-accreditation, the Peer Team is pleased to give its objective re-assessment of the college in the following paragraphs.

SECTION II: CRITERIA WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
St. Agnes College is a minority institution founded in 1921 mainly with the objective of providing education to catholic women. Subsequently it expanded its goal and mission to include all sections of women in the society especially, the economically and educationally disadvantaged downtrodden ones. Over the years, it has redefined its objectives by changing its emphasis from mere education to an education to empower women with skill, knowledge and awareness, so that they can be self-supporting responsible citizens of the country. The college pursues its goal by imparting education with a range of academic learning, and designing new courses suitable for developing skill and competence relevant to national needs. Moral and ethical values, research orientation, scholarship and erudition are envisaged to be essential components in the education to be imparted. The college has strived to achieve these objectives in its long life of more than eight decades.

The college imparts Under Graduate (UG) education in Arts, Science, Commerce and Business Management. Apart from the regular traditional subjects, it offers two interdisciplinary UG courses in Microbiology and Biotechnology, one UG course in Computer Science and vocational courses in Secretarial Practice, Office Management and Data Processing.

The college is affiliated to Mangalore University and therefore follows the syllabi and curricula prescribed by it. Since a number of teachers of the college are members of Boards of Studies of the University, they get some scope for contributing in framing and designing the curricula keeping in view the modern trends and global perspectives. The syllabi of all courses are regularly reviewed and redesigned by the university as per the national and regional needs.

In order to prepare the students to face the challenge of competitive world and secure employment, the college has introduced a number of diploma and certificate courses in emerging areas like Computer courses in MS Windows, MS Office, Web Designing, E-Commerce, Food and Nutrition, Fashion Designing, Basic Accountancy, Communication English, etc. The three diploma courses in Travel & Tourism, Translation Proficiency, and Personality Development are offered with UGC approval. In addition, the college offers 35 credit based supplementary courses called Honours courses to the students run by the Management. All these certificate courses are designed and developed by the faculties of the college with an underlying emphasis on the promotion of human values, social concerns, scientific and computer awareness, and creativity in the students. The college also offers several value-based interdisciplinary foundation courses for the students of all disciplines. Through the Women Study Centre set up with UGC assistance, the college offers training programmes to the women to secure self-employment.

The academic programmes with large number of courses provide the students with wider option for choice of their career. During the last five years the college has introduced an UG course in Biotechnology, and one PG diploma in Computer Applications. Most of the diploma and certificate courses are self-financed. Being an affiliated college it does not have much flexibility in curriculum designing. The academic flexibility is limited only to the choice of elective options for UG courses.

The college is aware of the fact that true evaluation of its academic programmes, can be properly done through feedback system. It has taken good measures in this regard. The scheme of teachers' self-appraisal is in operation. The reports of such feedback are duly sent to the Government for necessary action. It has also introduced the scheme of student's feedback about the teachers' performance, and other important issues like academic programmes and campus environment. The college has developed a mechanism to get feedback from other stakeholders on its general performance. The feed back of students are made available to the teachers to act upon. Regular reports from the college's Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) go a long way in helping the College in its efforts to sustain and enhance quality of education.

CRITERION II: TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The College follows the procedure laid down by Mangalore University for the admission of students to various courses. Being a minority institution, it supplements this procedure with provision for the admission of socially disadvantaged and handicapped students on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. A few seats are also reserved for students excelling in sports. The Admission Committee looks after the whole process of admission. Any student finding difficulty in choosing the appropriate subjects is counselled by it. At the entry level, the student's academic potential is assessed through tests and personal interviews. The selected candidates for admission have to attend two orientation programmes, one conducted by the Principal before the admission and another conducted by each department after the admission.

On the basis of test performance at the entry level, the students are divided into two groups: academically weaker and advanced learners. The weaker ones are given remedial courses and special coaching at the departmental level especially in the departments of English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Accountancy, etc. There are no formal enrichment courses offered by the college to the advanced learners. However they are encouraged to take part in seminars, certificate courses, minor research projects, talent search competitions, debates, quizzes, etc. They are also required to guide and help their academically less privileged class mates.

The college annually publishes the college calendar with detailed information on the academic and extension activities, rules and regulations of the examination, pattern of examinations and method of evaluation laid down by the Mangalore University.

It is nice to note that the college has attempted to keep in view the global trends in education and other areas, in planning and carrying out its teaching programme. To encourage self-study and to infuse confidence in the students, the college divides the topic of a course into two parts, one needing extensive explanation by the teacher and the other to be learnt by the student themselves with only supervision by the teacher.

The Central Library equipped with adequate number of books, journals, computer, internet, and Xerox facilities complemented by the departmental libraries fosters and motivates the students to develop the habit of self-study.

The computers in the computer centre and in the departments are extensively used by the students and staff to acquaint them with the use of modern technology in the teaching-learning process.

The classroom teaching is supplemented by the guest lectures delivered by experts on course related and extra curricular topics. The College makes extensive use of modern technology to improve the quality of teaching. Use of OHP, Computer, Internet, CD, LCD projector and VCD etc. is very much in evidence.

The College has 43 full time permanent teachers, 24 fulltime temporary and 12 part time teachers. The temporary and part-time teachers are appointed by the College Management. The number of teachers having Ph.D. degree is 09 out of 43 permanent teachers, which is rather low. The recruitment procedure for teachers is quite rigorous. The selected candidate is temporarily appointed and undergoes a two-year probation period marked by regular assessment of her/his performance by the Head of the Department and the Principal. After taking student feed back into account, if the teacher measures up to the high standard set up by the college, then her/his job is confirmed.

It is nice to note that the Principal of the college has been awarded the National Best Principal Award in the year 2003-2004. The Physical Education Director has also obtained the Best Physical Director Award by DCE, Bangalore in the same year .

The College encourages the teachers to attend conferences, seminars and workshops and strives to acquire higher research degrees like M.Phil. and Ph.D. The teachers are given duty leave and study leave under the Faculty Improvement Programme (FIP) of UGC. During the last five years as many as 30 teachers have attended refresher courses and 08 orientation programmes . In the same period, faculty members have participated in 14 international, 60 national, 29 state and 193 regional level conferences, workshops, seminars and symposia, which have helped them in improving their academic levels. The College has also organized a national level trilingual Theatre Workshop sponsored by UGC in September 2004.In addition, the college has organized 19 regional/college level seminars and many guest lectures.

The College has constituted an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) through which it monitors the programmes for the developments of the college as a whole in all its facets.
It oversees the process of teacher evaluation by students, analyses the annual performance report of every teacher and the mandatory Staff Appraisal Reports submitted to the department of Collegiate Education and directs the action plan. The outstanding achievers among the staff are honoured by the Principal with token reward on the annual `Staff Day' to boost the excellence in the performance of the teachers.

The college follows the traditional annual system in all subjects except Business Management where semester system has been adopted as per the University guidelines. However, it has evolved its own system of carrying out various tests like monthly unit test, two term tests in a calendar year and a preparatory examination before the forthcoming university examination. In all these examinations the valued answer scripts are returned to the students for the assessment of their own strengths and weaknesses. Some departments offer awards to students to encourage better performance. The college honours rank holders in the university examination.

The college has prepared future plan for further development in teaching-learning and evaluation process.

CRITERION III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The college has taken positive action to initiate a research ambience in the college following 1999 NAAC Assessment Report. Although it is an undergraduate college in a semi-urban area, modest effort has been made in this regard. The college has set up a Research and Development Cell (RDC) in 2001 with a research qualified teacher as its coordinator. The RDC makes all out efforts to imbibe research culture among the students and teachers and organizes various research and developmental activities for them. The teachers and the students have been participating in some minor research projects which have sensitized the students to the needs of the neighborhood resulting in several innovative extension activities. Through the initiation of the RDC, project work has become a part of the college curriculum. Some of the projects have been on Forensic Chemistry, Observational Astronomy and investigation in open-ended experiment. The honours courses have been designed with research component to serve the social and cultural needs of the region. The cell has conducted a seminar on Research Methodology for teachers.

Visible research output has been generated in St. Agnes College during last five years. The College has motivated 10 faculty members in X Plan period and 07 members in IX Plan period to do Ph.D., out of whom 04 members have already been awarded the degree and one member has submitted the thesis. Six minor research projects sponsored by UGC with a total outlay of Rs.2, 95,000/- are already in operation in the college. The college itself has financed 13 research projects with a total outlay of Rs.2,26,000/- dealing with the Honours programme. It has carried out socially relevant researches on 'Inter-faith' and 'Watershed Development and Management'. The research output in terms of Ph.D. theses, papers presented in conferences and symposia, publications, extension projects undertaken is significant.

The publication output of the college during the period 1999-2004 has improved since the first assessment. The faculty has published 09 papers in International Journals, 3 in National Journals, 30 in college magazine and brought out 08 books .Ten papers in National seminars and 02 in International seminars have been presented by the faculty members.

The college has provided consultancy on 'Watershed Development and Management' which has been of importance in the neighborhood regions. Three staff members of the college have been invited as consultants by the Diocese of SAME in Tanzania to introduce the concept of Watershed Management. However it has not yet generated any income out of such activity, except good will and appreciation.

The college conducts and executes many extension and outreach programmes with missionary zeal to enrich the society in different spheres. The 'Navidad' programme, in operation with the participation of students, staff and the public, provides houses to deserving homeless. The 'Watershed Management' programme addresses the problem of scarcity of water in the coastal belt of Mangalore. The college has succeeded in raising the water table in a region around Vamanjoor village through this project. The Carmel Counseling Centre run by the College renders valuable service to students and their parents by offering guidance and counselling on their academic, emotional and interpersonal problems. The 'Women Centre' imparts training and skill in different trades to underprivileged and under-motivated women and makes them self-supporting by helping them in their livelihood.

The 'Nature Club' run by the college spreads knowledge and awareness about the flora and fauna of Western Ghats and thereby strives for their conservation. With the effort of students and staff of the college, the club publishes an annual Eco-Magazine NISARGA. The College conducts Aids Awareness programmes to create public awareness about the ferocity of AIDS and its possible eradication. The NSS unit of the college is engaged in rendering numerous services to Old Age Homes, Hospitals, orphanages and organizing blood donation camps. The members are especially involved in solving the water scarcity problem through rain and roof water harvesting.

The college has a `Human Rights Cell' to sensitize the students about the rights and dignity of every member of the society.

CRITERION IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES.
The College has adequate physical facilities and infra-structure to run the academic programmes and for conducting various other administrative, co-curricular and extra- curricular activities. Located within the larger Agnesian Campus, the College has for its accommodation 3 acres of built-up and 2 acres of open land. The building has 45 Class rooms, 18 Departmental rooms, 25 well-equipped Laboratories, Staff room, Girls Common Room, Zoology and Botany Museums, Value Education Centre, Hostel, Auditorium, Library, Conference Hall, Women Centre , Media Centre and Administrative Block with Public Address system. Recently, Physics and Chemistry Laboratories have been extended and 02 Biotechnology Labs. and 02 Mini-research Labs. have been set-up. Internet facilities are available for Staff and students at the Internet Centre. Funds for maintenance and development of these facilities are generated through Tuition Fees, PTA funds, UGC grants R & D Cell, Certificate and Diploma courses and use of internet. Facilities available for students and staff include a First Aid, Canteen, Gymnasium, Vehicle Parking, Telephone Booths and Intercom. To meet the stationery requirements of the students, Helpline Scheme is in operation. The infrastructural facilities are well maintained and are optimally utilized.

The College has adequate Library facilities. The Central Library has Stack Room, Reading Room and Periodical Sections. Book Bank facilities are also available. It has a collection of 69530 books, 55 journals and 41 magazines/periodicals are also subscribed. The library also has 137 CDs, 07 computers, Internet and photocopying facilities. It is partially computerized. Library Hours are from 8.30 AM to 17.30. PM. Internet access is available to staff and students.

The College has adequate Computer facilities and other learning resources for academic and administrative purposes. The Computer Centre has 150 Terminals. 19 Departments also have Computers, The Computers are well maintained and have access to staff and students.

The College has other support facilities available on the campus which contribute to effective ambience for academic and administrative activities. These include a Language Laboratory, Hostel, Health Care Centre, Students' Counselling Centre, Sports fields, Gymnasium, Non-residential Students Centre, Canteen, Electricity/Generator. All these facilities are well maintained and are used by the students and staff.

CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION.
The College has on its rolls 1826 students belonging to diversified economic and social strata including 53 NRIs and 08 Tibetians. The pass percentage of students is about 87% out of which about 29 per cent pass with distinction. The drop-out rate is about 3.09 per cent. Data regarding students progression is available in many departments. However, one department does maintain such data.

The College Handbook provided at the time of admissions, contains all the relevant information about admission rules and process, courses available, fee structure, refund policies, financial aids and other support services. Admission Committee, teachers and Students' Cabinet guide and counsel the new entrants.

The College has sufficient Support Services for its Students. The Carmel Counselling Centre provides academic, emotional and inter-personal guidance to students. Religion, Moral Education and Value Education classes are held regularly. Daily Prayers, National Bible Quest Examination, Annual Retreats for Christians and Reflection sessions for others are organised. The Career Guidance Cell, the Grievance Redressal Cell and the Parents-Teachers Association are other useful support services. Campus Recruitment is also organised. Various Welfare services like very well-maintained Hostel, First Aid Room, Canteen, Helpline, etc. are also available.

Sufficient financial support in the form of various Govt./Non-Govt. scholarships and freeships are available for meritorious and economically backward students including SC/ST/BT categories. During 2003-04 about 540 students were benefited by such support.

To foster holistic personality development of the students, the College motivates its students to participate in various games and sports, literary and cultural and NSS activities. The students actively participate in various literary/cultural activities such as Theater Workshop 'Curtain Raiser', debate, essay and poetry competitions and other Inter-collegiate competitions. One of the students has been awarded first place for the paper presented in National Seminar on English Language Teaching. Cultural activities include SPICMACY programmes, Inter-collegiate cultural and literary Fests, Karavali Utsav - a District level programme. Cultural activities are the strong point of the college. In Youth Parliamentary competitions at the National level programme the college regularly represents Mangalore University and in the year 2001-2002 the team won the Championship Trophy. The team has won consecutively for four times at the Inter University level.

A student of the college has been conferred Rajiv Gandhi Talent Research Fellowship in 2001. The college has two play fields and has facilities for various out-door and in-door games. The students actively participate in Mangalore University Inter-collegiate tournaments. In 2002-2003 one student created a new record in Shot Put and Discus Throw. In 2003-04, eight students of the college represented Mangalore University in various games in the Inter-University competitions. Two students reached the National level.

The Department of Physical Education organises Annual Health Check-up of students. Microbiology Department offers Blood-grouping service and the Students' Identity Cards carry their Blood Groups.

The newly established Women Centre reaches out to women wishing to upgrade their employable skills. The College has a well-equipped Band and a large collection of musical instruments.

All the outgoing students of the College are the Life-Members of the Alumni Association which has many Chapters in and outside India. The Alumni Association is intimately associated with the activities of the college. The association organizes social service programmes and institutes scholarships for deserving students to pursue higher studies. The Alumni are well placed in the country and abroad. The college also has a strong Parent-Teachers Association with formal membership.

The Student Cabinet is very active and organises various activities including Inter-collegiate Fests and Value Education Programmes.

CRITERION VI: ORGANISATION & MANAGEMENT
The College is managed by the Apostolic Carmel Education Society, keeping in view its Mission to educate the Women of Karnataka and make the College a 'Home of Faith, a Home of Fellowship and a Home of Fruitful Studies' . It has a 4-tier structure of governance - the Management, Staff, Students and the PTA and Alumni. In the post-accreditation period, a member of the Executive Council has been appointed to execute their Policy on Research and Development and to animate and guide the process of Quality sustenance and enhancement. At the Institutional level the governance adopts the STAPLE ( Students-Teachers-Alumni and Parents ) approach involving all the stakeholders. Various Committees and Associations have been constituted with decentralised powers to ensure participative-management. The structural organisation consists of the Management, the Principal, the Staff Council, various Academic and Administrative Departments, the Students' Cabinet and Cells. The Internal Quality Assurance Cell ( IQAC) is a Quality concern body and is responsible for monitoring and coordinating teaching-learning- research and extension activities.

The teachers are recruited through a Selection Committee constituted as per UGC/State Govt. norms. Newly selected teachers are on a two-year probation . The College has the freedom and resources to appoint and pay temporary/ad-hoc/substitute teachers.

Appraisal of both teaching and non-teaching staff is done annually. The Staff submit themselves to the Appraisal conducted by the Directorate of Collegiate Education. Self-appraisal is supplemented by Students' Appraisal of the Teachers. The Principal collates the appraisals and provides feed-back to the teachers. Staff Development Programme is planned and implemented periodically . The Administrative Wing has been renovated and re-organised. Admininstration and Finance sections are in the process of computerization. Most of the administrative staff has undergone computer training.

The College is effective in resource mobilization and in planning developmental strategies. Financial management is executed through a Finance Committee which plans and controls the execution of the Budget. In 2003-04, the College received Rs.1,65,19,870 as Grants-in-aid, Rs. 24,43,463 from Fees, Rs. 62,97,079 from Self-financing courses and
Rs.10,39,552 from the UGC. During the IX Plan the college received Rs.11,00,000 as Developmental Assistance from the UGC. For X Plan the UGC has sanctioned the Developmental Assistance of Rs.11,09,760. The Accounts are annually audited by the Chartered Accountants. Audit is also conducted by Accountant General and Joint Director of Collegiate Education. There is provision for regular internal administrative audit by a Representative of the Management. The unit cost of education for UG is Rs. 15,806 with salary component and Rs.3,503 without salary component.

CRITERION VII : HEALTHY PRACTICES
The college has started a Value Education Centre having a good collection of books and CDs on subjects like Building up oneself, Growth, Helps for Each Day, Spiritual Growth, Physical Health, Family Life Education, Mental Health, Prayer, Etiquette, Community Building, Study Habits etc. Regular Value Education, Moral Science Education, Holistic education and personality development classes are conducted.

The college conducts Family Life Education programme for final year students and Prayer and Reflection for all the students. The college conducts Community Harmony, Cleanliness Drive, Environment and Ecology Friendly programmes, Watershed Development and Management programmes. It also conducts social welfare programmes like AIDS Awareness, Rehabilitation of needy women.

Orientation programmes for the incoming first year students and career counselling and guidance is provided through a well established Career Couselling Cell.

The Internal Quality Assurance Cell regularly prepares plans for the institution, monitors the working of the Committees and Cells, streamlines the teaching-learning operations and conducts the annual internal audit for quality.

SECTION III : OVERALL ANALYSIS
The Peer Team, after careful consideration of the reaccreditation report and after the three day visits to the various departments and physical facilities is pleased to note that St. Agnes College has made continuous efforts in the sustenance and enhancement of quality. The college has implemented many of the suggestions made by the NAAC Peer Team in the first assessment report in the year 1999, and substantial progress is made by the college during the last five years in various areas.

Apart from the commendations and recommendations made above, the Peer Team would like to note the following specific commendations and recommendations:

Commendations:
The college has substantially contributed to the process of National Development by providing quality education to women enabling them to become globally competitive.

The college is making excellent efforts to inculcate value system among the students.

In spite of the constraint of being an affiliated college, it has introduced 15 job-oriented diploma and certificate courses in the emerging areas of national relevance.

The curricula and syllabi are regularly reviewed, revised and updated.

The introduction of Credit based supplementary programmes, (called as Honours Programmes by the college), designed and developed by the college staff is a novel idea which helps the student's immensely.

Establishment of Internal Quality Assurance Cell as per the NAAC first Assessment Report is a step towards the enhancement of the quality of education. It has made the college quality conscious.

The mechanism of feedback from students, Peers and Stake holders of the college on the teaching-learning system, academic programmes, curricula and campus environment etc., is a commendable one which will guide the College in the path of true growth.

The college motivates the students for self-study. Part of a course in each subject is always left to the students to study by themselves using central and departmental libraries under the supervision of the teachers.

The recruitment of teachers is done rigorously on the basis of academic qualifications, interviews, and teaching demonstrations.

The academically bright students are given the responsibility of helping the weaker ones in their study.

Internet facilities are available both to teachers and students of the college.

The innovation in teaching-learning process includes class debates, quizzes, panel discussion, poetry and drama enactment, seminar presentation, use of print media, projects, field trips and job training etc.

Substantial use is made of the information and communication technology in teaching-learning evaluation programmes, office, library and academic departments. The college has established its own website. www.stagnescollege.org

Establishment of Research Development Cell (R&D) is a positive step in inculcating research culture in the college.

The outreach programes and extension activities are quite impressive.

The consultancy service rendered by the college staff on Watershed Management is noteworthy.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
The college may think of introducing more self-financing courses like Home Science, Journalism and Mass Communication, Drama, Theatre and Performing Arts etc.

The college may think of starting some Post Graduate Degree Courses in new emerging areas.

Steps may be taken to make the whole college community computer literate by organizing training programmes through ICT.

Networking of the departmental computers with the computer centre may be done.

More numbers of teachers be motivated by the college to carry research work leading to M.Phil and Ph.D degrees.

The faculty may develop collaborations with other institutions of the country and abroad.

Effort may be made towards forging linkages with industries to facilitate practical training and job prospects of the students.

The teachers may be encouraged to apply for research projects from UGC and other funding agencies like CSIR, DAE, DBT, DRDO and also the state funding agencies.

The college should upgrade its First Aid Centre by appointing a physician.

The college should provide NCC training to girls students.

The Peer Team wishes to record its appreciation for the goodwill and cooperation extended by the Governing Body Members, Principal, Coordinators, all members of the teaching and non-teaching staff, parents and alumni for their interaction with them and free and frank discussions. The Team wishes the institution all success in its future endeavours.

Prof. Ashok Pradhan
(Chairman)

Dr. Mamata Satapathy
(Member)

Prof. A. K. Saxena
(Member)

Sr. M. Carmel Rita, A.C.
Principal

Date : 03-02-2005



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