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SBRR Mahajana First Grade College, Mysore, Karnataka


SBRR Mahajana First Grade College, Mysore, Karnataka
Mysore (District Mysore)
Karnataka, India
Pin Code : 570012

SBRR Mahajana First Grade College, Mysore Karnataka is a recognised institute / college. SBRR Mahajana First Grade College, Mysore Karnataka is also known as Smt Bhagyalakshmamma Rattehalli Ramappa Mahajana First Grade College.
SBRR Mahajana First Grade College is situated in Mysore of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mysore comes under Mysore Tehsil, Mysore District.

Fax # of SBRR Mahajana First Grade College, Mysore Karnataka is 0821-2500630.

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Contact Details of SBRR Mahajana First Grade College, Mysore Karnataka are : Telephone: +91-821-2512065, 6553300


SBRR Mahajana First Grade College, Mysore Karnataka runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Business Management, Science stream(s).
B.A., B.Com., B.Sc., B.B.M.and M.T.A(Master of Tourism Administration)

Approval details: SBRR Mahajana First Grade College is affiliated with University of Mysore, Mysore

Profile of SBRR Mahajana First Grade College

Mahajana Education Society (MES) was established in the city of Mysore in the year 1937 with the objective of developing an institution offering value and need based education to the general public. The efforts of visionary philanthropists like Sri Ambale Subramanya Iyer, Sri Agaram Suryanarayana Pandit, Sri G. Ranganna, Sri M.N.Jois, Sri.M.N.Ramachandra Jois and others to leave a lasting legacy has become a reality, today.

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NAAC report of Smt Bhagyalakshmamma Rattehalli Ramappa Mahajana First Grade College

Smt. Bhagyalakshmamma Rattehalli Ramappa Mahajana First Grade College, Mysore, was established in 1982. It was admitted to grant-in-aid in 1987 and was recognized by UGC under 2(f) and 12(B) in 1995. The College, which is situated in the heart of the city in an area of 6 acres, is affiliated to The University of Mysore. The College is managed by Mahajana Education Society, established in 1937. In 1982 it began as a women's college, but in 1988 the Management made the college a co-educational institution. There are totally 88 teaching staff members, of whom 61 are full-time, (11 full-time permanent teachers under grant-in-aid) and 27 part-time/guest teachers. There are 6 Ph.D. holders and 4 M.Phil. holders. The total number of students studying in the College is 1605 of which 528 are female. The teacher student ratio is 1:29. The College runs the following programmes: B.A. and B.Com, as aided programmes. The self financing programmes are: BBM, B.A. (with three combinations) and B.Sc. (with four combinations). It also offers four UGC add-on Courses. The programme it runs has relevance to its mission statement, which aims:

To develop necessary facilities to achieve accepted goals.

To provide enriching inputs for better careers.

To empower youth for contemporary social tasks.

To support social endeavour and traditional values with sustained efforts.

The IQAC was formed after the first NAAC assessment in 2001. The IQAC met thrice in the last five years, all three meetings were in 2006-07. The College has signed eight

MoUs, for the purpose of personality development, for training students in computer courses etc. The College magazine was awarded three times the first prize from the University of Mysore in the last five years. The College library possesses 23,630 books of which 8154 are reference books, 65 journals (of which 02 are international journals) and 25 magazines. The total amount of money spent for library books during 2005-06 is Rs.2,55,365.00 and for magazines and journals during the same period is Rs.1,86,000.00. The library is open from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. only during examination period and on other days from 8 a.m. 5.30 p.m. The library is almost computerized with bar-coding system and there is one computer with Internet facility.

The College also has various laboratories for the departments, which require them: Computer Science, Electronics, Physics, Criminology, Forensic Science, Psychology, Geography, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Microbiology. There are 35 men and 70 women residing in the hostels. The College has a sports ground and a Gymkhana. It has two audio-visual centres, open air auditorium, and a seminar hall. The College is also a study centre for the Karnataka State Open University, Mysore.

The College has 18 acres of land, nearly six kilometers away from the main campus, where it has developed a PG Centre with four programmes: (1) Master of Computer Applications, (2) Master of Commerce, (3) Master of Business Administration and (4) Master of Science in Biotechnology. The PG Centre has 247 students The faculty strength is 20 (Professors 2, Assistant Professors 2, and Lecturers 16). In addition, the resources of 8 Guest Lecturers are also being utilized. The four PG Departments are housed in buildings with sufficient space and adequate infrastructure. A retired Professor of Economics, from the University of Mysore, designated as Director, is co-ordinating the work on the PG Campus. Libraries and laboratories on this campus are adequate. The College intends to separate the PG Centre as a separate institution and it is in the process.

There are 117 students who have been awarded scholarship at UG, amounting to Rs.3,12,221.00 and in PG 17 students, amounting to Rs.4,52,720.00. The total amount of freeships given is to the tune of Rs.1,18,175.00. The total grant-in-aid it has received towards salary is Rs. 48,96,091.00 Fees it has received from self-funded courses is Rs.1,58,81,583.00. During the year 2005-2006, the salary component of the expenditure has been 54.53 % of the total budget.

The SBRR Mahajana First Grade College was assessed on 16-02-2001 by NAAC, Bangalore and accredited at 'Four Star' level.

The SBRR Mahajana First Grade College volunteered to be assessed and thus submitted its SSR to NAAC, Bangalore, for Re-accreditation. The Self Study Report was submitted to the NAAC office on 31-01-2007. A Peer Team Committee was duly constituted by NAAC. The Peer Team was constituted with Prof. N.J Sonawane, former Vice- Chancellor, University of Pune, Maharashtra, as Chairman, Dr. Sankaran Ravindran, Professor & Former Head, University of Calicut, Kerala, as Member Co-ordinator and Dr. Shrikant V. Deshpande, Principal, DCT's Dhempe College of Arts & Science, Panaji, Goa, as Member.

The Peer Team began the exercise of assessment on 27th March 2007 from 7.30 p.m. and continued its work up to 9.30 p.m., exchanged views and notes. On the three days, i.e., on 28th, 29th and 30th March 2007, the Peer Team visited the College and interacted with the various constituents of the College such as the Management, the Principal, the HODs, the faculty, the present students, the alumni, the parents and the non-teaching staff. Based on its interaction and document verification, the Peer Team submitted its report, in three sections as herewith and the fourth section as confidential to NAAC, Bangalore.

Imparting education to make finer citizens, who are to be economically useful, socially responsible and culturally remarkable, is the vision developed by the College; and, therefore, in addition to the usual class-room teaching, efforts are taken to infuse a sense of discipline, to cultivate patriotic fervour and to promote traditional values in the students. The College, as a whole, maintains a profile tinged with idealism, which in turn has resulted in its projection of a highly positive image of itself in the public. As the curriculum does not offer space to pursue the idealistic goals, efforts through co-curricular and extra-curricular activities enable the College to pursue its vision.

Curriculum design and curriculum development are strictly within the powers of the University of Mysore. As an affiliated college, it has only marginal role to play in this area. However, there are 09 members of the faculty on various UG Boards of Studies of University of Mysore and hence, while it remains within the rigid pattern of the work of the Boards of Studies, the College also makes some contribution to curriculum design.

The College runs four programmes: B.A., B.Sc., B.Com. and B.B.M.
B.A. Programme offers 09 subjects. No new subjects have been added since the last assessment. There are three subject combinations in B.A. which are offered as self-financing programmes. They are (a) Criminology, Psychology and Sociology
(b) History, Geography and Kannada (c) Journalism, English and Economics.

The total number of students enrolled for the programme is 99.

The aided course combinations are 1) History, Economics and Geography 2) History, Economics and Sociology. The number of students enrolled is 123.

In B.Com there are 32 subjects taught. Since the last assessment of NAAC, B.Com. syllabus has been revised from Annual pattern to Semester pattern with effect from 2003-04. The number of students enrolled for these programmes is 550.

In B.Sc. there are four subject combinations that are offered as self-financing programme. They are (a) Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science (b) Physics, Mathematics and Electronics. The new subject combinations introduced since 2001 have been: (a) Mathematics, Computer Science and Electronics (b) Bio-technology, Bio-chemistry and Microbiology. The number of students enrolled for these programmes is 302.

In B.B.M there are 44 subjects taught. The number of students enrolled for this programme is 531.

The compulsory component is Computer Applications, Indian Constitution and Environmental Studies. The languages that are taught are English, Kannada, Hindi and Sanskrit.

The above programmes, B.A, B.Sc, B.Com and B.B.M., are all degrees of the University of Mysore.

The PG Centre on the second campus, which offers four programmes on self-financing basis, is permitted to admit 160 students each year: MCA-30, M.Com.-30, MBA-60 and MCA (Biotechnology)-40. Whereas MBA and M.Sc. could get students to have full strength, MCA and M.Com. have only ten students each.

The Management of this college actively collects information on the teaching-learning process. Evaluation of the teachers by the students is carried out annually. Besides, there is a self-appraisal to be done by every teacher. The feedback mechanism, on the whole, is effective.

Admission of students to the grant-in-aid courses is done in adherence to the University regulations and State rules; with respect to the self-financed courses, there is flexibility, as the number of applicants for admission is not always higher than that of the available seats. As all financial transactions are properly recorded, there is transparency in the dealings.

The College offers a variety of subjects of study on the UG level. As it is situated in the city of Mysore and as majority of the students belongs to educated or highly educated families, the awareness among prospective students about the useful, new or challenging subjects is on a higher level. Therefore to cope with this situation the college has offered a variety of courses.
The grant-in-aid approved posts by the government for teaching are 15, out of which 4 posts are lying vacant. All 11 teachers of this category are permanent. There are 15 teachers who are appointed by management and are permanent. There are 31 teachers who are temporary, but full-time. The total strength of the full-time teachers of the college is 61. Earlier there were only 45 full-time teachers in 2001-02.

That the classes are taken with adequate preparation and that there is strictness about attendance are healthy factors. As the students, by and large, are well-informed with respect to their areas of studies, the teachers of this college face the need to up-date their knowledge in their subjects and also to develop good skills of communication.

The syllabi are unitized and the portions are covered within the time frame. As there is 20% internal assessment, done on the basis of the clear guide-lines given by the University, the teaching-learning process is more effective than what it may be in a non-semester system without provision for internal assessment.

The teacher quality is not uniform in all subjects. It is especially good in Geography and Psychology. Subjects like Commerce, Electronics and Computer Science also maintain a good level of teacher competence. The high level of teacher competence maintained by a few Departments is yet to become an integral part of the teacher quality of the other Departments. Nevertheless, the College as a whole is well aware of the need to maintain a very high level of teacher competence. It has been observed that the appointment of teachers in the PG Centre and at the UG level does not need the approval of the University or of the Education Department of the State Government for un-aided courses.

The College Management monitors the quality of teaching. As most of the teachers are appointed and paid by the Management, there is scope to insist on the quality of teaching. Self-appraisal and assessment by students are the two major systems now in operation. But the Principal as well as the Management finds it possible to assess the performance of the teachers through active monitoring through Heads of the Departments, public opinion, and other relevant means. What is very conspicuous in this College, in this respect, is that the Management is very active in monitoring the details about the quality of the teaching and based on the quality of the teacher, incentives are offered.

The final picture on the student performance emerges through the results of the University examinations. The results are, in that respect, very good. The average pass percentage has been 95 in Arts and Humanities, 92 in Science, 75 in Commerce and 89 in Management. The PG Centre has had 100 percent result in 2005-06 (I Batch) in all the four programmes and also, in addition, six rank holders. The teaching at the PG Centre uses advanced methods like, seminar presentations, assignments, group works, and so on. But, the evaluation of learning done in the college, through the internal assessment system, is the main kind of assessment significant in the learning process. Besides, the check through assignments, other than those of internal assessments, also plays a healthy role in the learning process.

The college cannot be very innovative in the evaluation process because it has to follow the rigid University pattern. But, while remaining within that pattern, the College provides remedial programmes for students of the disadvantaged group. Generally, the teachers of the College do 60% of their teaching work in lecture method and the remaining work using aids like multi-media, and methods like seminars, field visits and so on. Computer literacy and computer use has increased since the first assessment. The minor innovation made in teaching and learning since the last accreditation has been motivating the staff to be computer literate and users of technology in teaching.

The College has 61 full-time teachers out of whom 28 are permanent. There are 06 teachers with Ph.D. qualification and 04 teachers with M.Phil. qualification. There was only 01 Ph.D. in 2001-02. The number of teachers with NET/SLET is 08.

Teacher participation in research and awareness of research varies from Department to Department. Geography Department has two Ph.D. holders and the senior-most teacher has publications as well. In Psychology Department, the senior-most teacher is a Ph.D. holder. The senior-most teacher in Commerce and the senior most in Sanskrit are Ph.D. holders. One teacher in Biotechnology is a Ph.D. holder. There are 6 Ph.D. holders. Four teachers have M.Phil. degree and they are one each in English, Electronics, Physics and Sociology.

Since the first assessment there has been an increase in the number of teachers who attended seminars and workshops. A few teachers have been motivated to pursue research and, as a result, 06 teachers have registered for Ph.D. and 11 for M.Phil.

At the PG Centre, 03 teachers are Ph.D. holders and Two teachers have major projects and one teacher has a minor project. The total project amount is Rs. 5,16,000.00. As research pursuit is an integral part of the PG programmes, the attention given to matters and programmes of research on the PG campus is on a higher level. The college has appointed two retired University Professors, one each in the Biotechnology Department (UG) on the college campus and the PG campus. Their experience and expertise has added impetus to the growth of research in the college.
Although there is no formal consultancy and no revenue from consultancy, the academic expertise of a few of the teachers, especially of the Departments of Geography, Criminology and Forensic Science, Psychology, Sanskrit, Journalism, is needed and used by institutions and establishments outside the college.

Extension in the form of the teachers serving as resource persons in seminars or conferences very rarely happens, though one teachers in Commerce participated in an International Seminar held in Sydney in 2006-07. Major extension work is carried out by the NSS and the NCC. The two NSS units have been very active in conducting camps and doing social service. In the year 2004-05. The NCC has done commendably well by securing participation in Republic Day celebration in the last two years.

The staff have begun taking up minor research projects: two minor projects have been completed from the Department of Commerce and Psychology. The third minor project in Computer Science is on-going.

There is more urgency for the teaching faculty to understand and appreciate the need to publish and present papers. The Institution has to make efforts to develop linkages, which will promote academic activities in collaboration with the industries and science organizations. Similarly, extension activities along with NGOs will lead to effective community development.

The College is on a campus area of 6 acres. The college has sufficient number of classrooms, 35 in number. The total built-up area of all the classrooms is 20,714 Sq.Ft. Two Audio-Video Centre (2,133 Sq.Ft.), Browsing Centre (445 Sq.Ft.), Seminar Hall (1180 Sq.Ft.), an Administrative Block, Laboratories, Library (Totally 7,200 Sq.Ft.), Visitors Room (207 Sq.Ft.), Ladies Room, Health Center (250 Sq.Ft.), N.S.S (708 Sq.Ft.) & N.C.C. (708 Sq.Ft.) rooms, Canteen (605 Sq.Ft.), Gymkhana and Stadium (1,12495 Sq.Ft.) are housed well.

The Library subscribes to 60 national journals, 02 international journals. It also subscribes to 05 on-line journals and 85 magazines & periodicals. There are 475 CD's/DVD's in the library. The total number of books in the library is 23,584 of which 15,430 are textbooks. In the library there is photocopying facility and browsing facility provided on charges. The Library is technologically improved with the system of Bar-coding.

The College has 118 computers and 3 laptops. All the departments have a computer. Sixty computers are accessible to the students from 08.30 am to 09.30 pm on all days, besides, 32 computers are accessible from Monday and Friday from 08.30 am to 5.30 pm and on Saturday 8.30 am to 1.30 pm.. The hostel facilities are not in the campus. The hostel is commonly shared infrastructure with its sister institutions. There are 70 girls and 33 boys in the hostels.

The College has created infrastructural equipments to avoid power failures, by installing (a) U.P.S. of 76 ½ KV. (b) Inverter of 10 KV. (c) Generator of 62.5 KV.

The College has facilitated learning by installing EDUCAT and VSAT.

The College has installed 34 Closed Circuit TVs on its campus. It is also maintaining Biometric Attendance System of its Staff twice a day.

The College has availed itself of UGC Grants amounting to Rs. 1,73,52,680.00 under X Plan out of which Rs. 6,93,600 is for General Development, 94,50,000 for Construction of a Women's Hostel, Rs. 2,77,440 for PG Centre (Computer Application) and Rs. 25,55,000 for PG Diploma in e-governance.

The College has created a Browsing Centre with 20 Computers with 256 kbps which is open from 9 am to 4.30 pm. The students are required to pay nominal charges.

The College has created another canteen besides already existing Nescafe center.

The Library has been extended by 3,600 Sq.Ft. Now the total area is 7,200 Sq.Ft.

The total strudent strength of the College is 1605,o ut of which 1077 are male and 528 are female, i.e. 33%. The total students enrollment in 2001-02 was 1178. There are 78 foreign students studying in the College. For the present academic year 2006-07 there are 80 SC students, 23 ST students and 428 OBC students.

The Placement Cell is quite vibrant and there are 6 - 7 companies that recruited atleast sixty students in the last two years. Multinational companies are also attending the campus for recruitment.

The Institution disbursed govt. scholarships for the year 2006-07.,i.e., children of ex-servicemen received Rs.600/-.each, and 3 physically handicapped students Rs.4,700/- . 14 students received Post-metric Scholarship amounting Rs.3,000/-, 02 students availed Rs.3,000/- in the sports category and 41 SC/ST students received Rs.1,86,153/-

The Mahajana Education Society was established in 1937. The Society runs nine Educational Institutions :

SBRR Mahajana Nursery and primary School

Mahajana High School

SBRR Mahajana Pre-University College

SBRR Mahajana First Grade College

SBRR Mahajana Law College

Pooja Bhagavat Memorial Mahajana Post-Graduate Centre

MES Ranga Rao Memorial Pre-University College

Pooja Bhagavat Memorial Mahajana Public School

Mahajana Institute of Education (D.Ed.)

The Governing Council is headed by the President and it consists of 10 members. It lays down policy guidelines. The Principal of the College is the Head of the institution. The Heads of Departments and senior faculty are involved in the decision making. The decisions with regard to allocation of finance for each department are done on consensus. The administration of the office is monitored by the Registrar. The Institution has a committee for time-table and academic calendar.

For staff development the College has conducted a few workshops, such as Computer Awareness Programme and TQM Programme. The College follows self-appraisal and students' appraisal for evaluating teachers' performance. The ratio of teaching staff to non-teaching staff is 1.4:1.

The tuition fee is Rs.1,416 and other fees come to Rs. 2,396. In the period 2005-06 the total income of the College was Rs.2,17,58,406 and the total salary expenditure Rs.92,70,239.

It has been observed by the Peer Team that healthy practices, listed below, are worth mentioning:

The College organizes a special programme called Guest of the Month. Noted personalities are invited.

A newsletter Achiever is brought out by the College every week to update the achievements of students.

The College, in association with College of leadership and Human Resource Development (CLHRD), Mangalore , conducts personality development course.

The College magazine has always been in the fray to compete as the best magazine, which won three times the award by University of Mysore.

The College Management provides loan of Rs. 10,000.00 through the Local Bank to any of its needy staff members.

Although the staff members are appointed as full-time permanent on a scale, with salary structure lesser than that of UGC, they are given all the benefits of the service conditions.

There is a weekly assembly where State and National Anthem are sung and students and staff are made to come in uniform.

The present Peer Team, after visiting the Under Graduate Campus also visited the Post Graduate Campus on the request of the college as the PG Centre was not reported in the Self Assessment Report since it is in the process of being de-linked from the College. However, in a supplementary report, which was not routed through NAAC, mention was made about the PG Centre. In this context, the Chairman of the Team telephonically, contacted the NAAC Office in Bangalore, and on receiving clarification, the Team carried out the Assessment of the PG Centre also.

As recommended by the earlier Peer Team (2001), the College has taken the initiative to implement the recommendation such as:

Initiative has been taken to start short-term job-oriented courses such as: I.T, Tissue Culture, Networking & Environment Audit.

The College has regularized many temporary teachers into permanent cadre. The ratio which existed then was 13:32 of permanent to temporary teachers, and now it is 28:33.

The Management has tried to motivate the teachers to learn computer by organizing a 3-day workshop to help them acquire computer skills.

Attempt is made by the College to collect teachers' appraisal from students. The Management also collects appraisal of teachers.

Efforts have been made to involve teachers of Psychology, Sociology and Criminology in extension activities. One more NSS division has been created for extending community outreach activities.

Computer aided learning packages are to be developed in all subjects. A great deal more is expected, though efforts have been taken in this direction.

The Alumni Association is strengthened with 586 members and is in the process of constructing an auditorium.

The first Peer Team (2001) also had a few suggestions to provide. It is observed by the present Peer Team that the College has taken cognizance of most of the suggestions and incorporated them into its functioning. They are:

A Research Cell under the chairmanship of the Principal has been formed. A Research Fund is yet to be set up. It is essential to motivate the faculty to take up Research Projects.

A teacher is now in control of the Extension Activities. It is desirable to appoint a senior teacher who can develop linkages to serve the community better.

The library timings is now extended from 8.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. The library is computerized and so is the office.

The Institution has organized National Level and State Level Seminars.

The subject combinations for students have been increased, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology have been introduced as was suggested.

It was suggested by the former Team, that some certificate courses in Sericulture would benefit the students as the region is well-known for sericulture. It was stated that a course in Functional English would be essential. Those two suggestions have not been carried out. The College started a one-year course in Customer Relations Management in 2004-05.

The following commendable features have been observed by the present Peer Team:

There have been 14 Seminars/Workshops organized by the College.

Some of the faculty are also actively involved in authoring textbooks and other books for the students of this University and Karnataka State Open University.

It is observed that there have been many rank holders. The total number of ranker holders of this College 38 since 2001 and out of that 30% of the rank holders is from the BBM Course.

One of the Staff Members has presented a paper at an International Conference held at Sydney.

The NSS unit was awarded the State Level Best Unit Award for the year 2004-05.

The following recommendations are put forth herewith by the present Peer Team:

Most of the Departments have to organize Seminars /Conference/Workshops.

The Departments need to identify the financing agencies, to get funds to organize more number of Seminars/Workshops at State Level or National Level.

The Staff members may be encouraged to improve upon their qualifications and for that purpose incentives such as lecture remissions and relaxation of time to be in the college etc. to do M.Phil. or Ph.D. may be given.

The Staff members need to continue updating themselves in the areas of their subject.

The faculty should contribute articles to journals and increase their publications.
The PG Centre, especially with respect to MBA and MCA, needs essentially to comply with the norms prescribed by the AICTE. The Staff members need to be appointed as per the AICTE qualifications and remuneration be given accordingly.

The PG Centre may have Games and Sports facilities. The PG students may be exposed to extension activities as these are lacking in the curriculum. The library needs to subscribe to more number of journals and add to the library stock every year as per the norms.

There is an urgent need to appoint well-qualified and senior teachers at the PG Centre.

The time-table may be framed with provision for tea-break so that students get opportunity for better interaction.

The Canteen is thoroughly inadequate, and a good canteen is essential.
The seating arrangement in most of the classrooms should be rearranged to make them more comfortable.

The dress code may be modified to suit the weather conditions.

There is an urgent need to improve the toilet facilities, especially for girls.

The NAAC Peer Team appreciates the co-operation of the Management, the Principal, the Co-ordinator and the Faculty Members of the College during its visit.

Prof. N. J. Sonawane, Chairperson
Former Vice-Chancellor
University of Pune,
Pune - 411030. Maharastra.

Dr. Sankaran Ravindran, Member Co-ordinator
Professor of English & Former Head,
University of Calicut.

Dr. Shrikant V. Deshpande, Member
DCT's Dhempe College of Arts & Science
Miramar, Panaji-Goa.

Place: Mysore

Date: 30 March 2007

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