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Shri Bhagwan Das Todi College, Sikar, Rajasthan


Shri Bhagwan Das Todi College, Sikar, Rajasthan
Sikar (District Sikar)
Rajasthan, India
Pin Code : 332311

Shri Bhagwan Das Todi College, Sikar Rajasthan is a recognised institute / college. Shri Bhagwan Das Todi College, Sikar Rajasthan is also known as Shri Bhagwan Das Todi Post Graduate (PG) College. Shri Bhagwan Das Todi College, Sikar Rajasthan is managed by Society: Bhagwan Das Todi Charitable Trust. Shri Bhagwan Das Todi College, Sikar Rajasthan was established on / in 1965.

Shri Bhagwan Das Todi College is situated in Sikar of Rajasthan state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Sikar comes under Sikar Tehsil, Sikar District.

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Website of Shri Bhagwan Das Todi College, Sikar Rajasthan is http://www.todicollege.com/ (not working).

Chairman : Sh N.B. Todi.

Contact Details of Shri Bhagwan Das Todi College, Sikar Rajasthan are : 01573-222089, 222234

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Shri Bhagwan Das Todi College, Sikar Rajasthan runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Science, Teacher Training and Education, Training stream(s).
B.A, B.Sc, B.Com, B.Ed

Approval details: Shri Bhagwan Das Todi College is affiliated with University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (Rajasthan)

Profile of Shri Bhagwan Das Todi College

Laxmangarh is a Tehsil headquarter of Sikar district of Shekhawati region of the State of Rajasthan. In spite of, being located in a rural area, the town is known as �Kashi of Shekhawati� due to a cluster of education institutions here like MIER (Deemed University), Goenka Institute of Education and Research, Rishikul Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Six Senior Secondary Schools and a number of Secondary and Middle Schools.

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NAAC report of Shri Bhagwan Das Todi College

Shri Bhagwandas Todi College, Laxmangarh-Sikar (Rajasthan) volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council and submitted the Self Study Report of the institution to NAAC in March 2006. A peer team with Prof. Amrapali Merchant as Chairperson, Prof. D.Harinarayana as member coordinator and Dr. S.K. Sarad as member was constituted by the Council to visit the institution and validate the self study report. The Peer Team visited the institution for three days from 17th to 19th January 2007. The teams observations, criterion-wise, are as follows:-

Section 1 : Profile of College
In 1960, Shri Bhagwandas Todi Charitable Trust was constituted which conceptualised the establishment of a coeducational institution in Laxmangarh in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan which then lacked opportunities for higher education. The generous donation of colossal land by the visionaries Seth Bhagwandas Todi and Seth Shri Ganeriwala in 1964 made it possible to start this College with just 100 students in July 1965. The earnest and eager intention of the Trust attracted educationally deprived students consequent of which the student strength has risen to 1337 including 700 under self-financing scheme with an anticipation of further augmentation. All the students belong to this region. Despite being a Tehsil headquarter of Sikar district, Laxmangrah has gradually become a center of attraction for students with the opening of other educational institutions like MIER (Deemed University), Goenka Institution of Education and Research, Rishikul Sanskrit Vidyapeeth which are sustained by four Senior Secondary Schools. The campus of this College under assessment occupies approximately 50 acres of land. The College is offering teaching of 18 subjects under three distinct faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce. The College follows the annual system of temporal plan of academic work. The College is affiliated to the University of Rajasthan Jaipur and it got UGC recognition in 1981 under 2(f) and 12(B). The 11 sanctioned posts of permanent teachers are supplemented with the induction of 24 teachers on temporary basis to bear the teaching work load. Out of 11 permanent teachers, there are 07 with Ph. D., 03 with M. Phil. and one with PG as the highest qualification. The assembly of 24 temporary teachers comprises 04 Ph.D. holders, 01 M. Phil. holder and 19 PG holders. There are 13 members of non-teaching staff of which 07 members belong to administrative category and 6 are technical staff. The unit cost of education excluding salary is Rs. 637 while including salary it is Rs 6054 per year. The overall drop-out rate was almost 42% and success rate was 73% during the academic session 2003-04 (entry year). The library has 31,180 books and it subscribes to 04 National Journals, 30 Periodicals and 10 Newspapers. There are 24 computers in the College. The grant-in-aid against sanctioned posts is given by the State Government and the deficit, if any, is met by the Trust of the College. The Central Library, Computer Center, Sports Facilities, Guest House, Staff Housing besides Vehicle Parking Shed, Water Supply, Garden Lawn and Play Grounds are support services made available for use.

Section 2 : Criterion- wise Analysis
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
The goal of establishment of the College to make available the opportunities and facilities of higher education to both boys and girls of Laxmangarh and the surrounding areas, irrespective of their economic background, is evident since its inception. The will of Management of the College to accomplish the aim of generating opportunities of higher education is manifested in the appointment of 24 teachers on temporary basis who are paid salary out of the income generated and the Management meets the deficit that arises on this account. The curriculum is embraced in three distinct faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce. Subjects such as Economics, English, Hindi, Physical Education, Sociology, Computer Education, Physics and Zoology are taught by faculty appointed on temporary basis in the wake of non-availability of permanent teaching staff. Biotechnology, Geography and Computer Application are being offered from the academic year 2006-07 as subject options at BA/B.Sc./B.Com levels. Needy students are provided financial assistance and are issued books for the year from the Book-bank. Elementary Computer, Environmental Science, General Hindi and General English are the common subjects of study in all the faculties to enable students to compete at the national level for progression to higher education. A student enrolled in the Under-graduate programme may choose, if eligible, any one of the offered subject combinations in the entry year of three years degree course but once the subject combination has been chosen, it has to be continued during the next two years of the course. The academic accomplishment of a student is computed by amalgamating the annual results of all the three years of study of the programme. It takes almost a year to introduce a new programme after its conceptualization. The College follows the academic calendar of University of Rajasthan Jaipur to which the College is affiliated. As the designed curriculum is governed by rules and regulations of the University, little scope is left for innovative modular curricula and inter-disciplinary approach. Formal mechanism is yet to be initiated to obtain feedback from academic peers and employers on teaching programs. The Botany department of the College has recently established networking with a local herbal processing industry in the cultivation of a few medicinal plants and Chemistry department has begun the estimation of fluoride ion concentration in water to caution people of its health hazards.

Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
Almost all the eligible students get admission to the courses of their choice. The teaching schedule of each subject is prepared in the form of academic calendar in the beginning of the academic session so as to ensure completion of syllabi on time. Out of 283 working days, 160 days were utilized for teaching during the session 2005-06. The teaching work load is 24 periods per week per teacher, each period being of 40 minutes duration. The teaching is supplemented with charts, models and limited number of audio-visual aids. The ratio of full-time to part-time teachers is about 1:2 and the ratio of teaching to non-teaching staff is 1:1. The College encourages participation of teachers in seminars and group discussions. Periodic tests are held for progression of teaching-learning in the classes. UGC norms and State Government rules are followed for recruitment of Principal and Lecturers against permanent posts. New subject-wise teaching positions are created as per requirement to bear the work load. The temporary Lecturers are appointed for a specific period on the recommendation of Selection Committee consisting of Secretary of the Managing Committee, Principal of the College and one subject expert. The non-teaching staff is appointed by Secretary of the Managing Committee and Principal of the College. Since 10-06-1999 there is ban on appointments on sanctioned posts of Principals, Lecturers and non-teaching staff consequent to which the College authorities are constrained to appoint Lecturers on temporary basis. Since January 2000 on retirement of regular Principal, charge of the office of Principal has been given to senior most member of the teaching staff, one after another. Six teachers have attended seminars at the national level while one teacher participated in an international seminar. Three teachers have attended Refresher Course during the last two years to benefit themselves under the Faculty Development Program. UGC recently sanctioned a minor research project on Women Empowerment to be undertaken by faculty in political science. UGC also sanctioned very recently an amount of Rs. 1,00,000 to History, Rs. 56,000 to Botany and Rs. 40,000 to ABST departments to organize seminars. The College has also applied to UGC for sanction of nine Vocational Courses in Arts, Science and Commerce faculties for which sanction is still awaited. Different committees are constituted to work and supervise the various aspects of routine working and development of the College. The Principal of the College is bridge between the employees and Managing Committee of the College. The Principal assesses the work and conduct of teachers along with the submitted self-appraisal reports to pass on his opinion to the Managing Committee of the College for appreciation and satisfaction. The respective in-charge and the Principal of the College evaluate the work and conduct of non-teaching employees.

Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
Although research is not a significant activity of the College, some of the faculty members of Botany, Chemistry, History and Political Science have contributed to different journals, proceedings and periodicals by way of abstracts and articles. The College publishes its magazine DEEPAK biannually to provide opportunity to students and teachers to develop skill for creative writing. The College does not offer consultancy services. Extension activities such as community development, health and hygiene awareness, medical camp, adult education and literacy, AIDS awareness, environmental awareness and social work are undertaken for overall development of students. Volunteers of NSS and cadets of NCC also organize extension activities in cooperation with NGOs and GOs. Extension lectures by eminent scholars are also organized. Students are awarded certificates and prizes as recognition of their distinguished performance in extension activities at the Annual Function of the College. Students also help in inculcating awareness among the villagers on female infanticide, child labour and dowry. A Study Center of Indira Gandhi National Open University is located in the College and 21 programs are on offer in this center. The spectrum of courses varies from Certificate level to Degree and Post-graduate levels. Job oriented courses like BCA, MCA, Certificate in lab techniques, general courses like BA, B.Com. and awareness courses like Woman Empowerment, Food and Nutrition are offered in this study center. Students of this College have the option to pursue some of the courses simultaneously in this center with their regular courses in the College so as to improve their skill.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
A.General Physical Infrastructure
The College occupies 50 acres of land. The College has sufficiently extended infrastructure having scope for further augmentation by generosity of the establishmentarian Trust of the College and the UGC grants. The infrastructure is maintained from the development fund collected from the students at the time of admission and the fund for the purpose provided by the Managing Committee of the College. The optimum utilization of infrastructure facilities is ensured by the College for class work and co-curricular activities. Library facility is made available to external agencies on request. Computer facility is extended to the students of IGNOU on Sundays. The campus is kept clean, beautiful and pollution free by providing hydrants in lawns and sports-fields. Four persons take care of maintenance of lawns. NSS camps are also organized on the campus of the College. Two qualified teachers are appointed in the Computer Center to teach Elementary Computer Application and Computer Application as an optional subject, which is on offer from this academic year. The physical and infrastructure facilities are available for the Sports and Games. Playgrounds for playing Football, Volleyball, Basketball and Cricket are available for use. Badminton Court equipped with sodium lights and Tennis Court are also available.

B.Library as a Learning Resource
The library cum seminar hall remains open from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm on all the working days of the College. The Library Committee helps in the selection and purchase of textbooks, general books, periodicals, magazines and newspapers. During 2003-04, 525 textbooks at the cost of Rs 65,284 were purchased and during 2004-05, 124 textbooks at the cost of Rs 15,150 were added to the library. The library houses 31,180 books out of which 16,563 are textbooks, reference books and 9,090 books marked to Book-Bank. The total carpet area of the library is 264 sq.mts and its seating capacity is 50. It is also used as a conference hall. A sufficiently qualified librarian who is one of the six members of Library Committee looks after the library. Two employees help the librarian in keeping the library clean and tidy. The library budget is 04% in relation to the total budget of the College. The average number of (i) books issued/returned is 55 per day; (ii) reference enquiries are 500 per month; users visited/documents consulted are 1500 per month. The ratio of library books to number of students enrolled is 26:1

Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
An updated Prospectus is published before the beginning of academic session to let the prospective students get information on courses offered, permitted subject combinations and eligibility conditions for admission to the entry year of each programme. The Prospectus includes the list of teaching staff, fee structure and scholarships available to students of certain categories. After the prescribed period of study, the students appear for the qualifying examination. For the entry year 2003-04, the success rate was 57% for B.A.; 56% for B.Sc. and 61% for B.Com., while the drop out rate for the same year was 43% for B.A.; 44% for B.Sc. and 39% for B.Com.. One student obtained 8th rank at the University examination in B.Com. in 2003-04. The College makes available to eligible students the scholarships such as National Scholarship, State Government Scholarship for SC/ST students, Jilla Sainik Board Scholarship, Women Merit Scholarship, Need-cum-Merit Scholarship and also the Scholarships from Mumbai based philanthropists Agrawal Marwari Jatiya Kosh Trust, Ganeriwala Memorial Trust and Didwania Trust. Career Counseling Centre organized state level Rozgar Mela in collaboration with DIC and district employment office of the Govt. of Rajasthan to create awareness about self-employment avenues available. It also organized campus recruitment inviting LIC, TATA AIG, ICFAI, BAJAJ, SAHARA etc. Apex Laboratories Ltd. recruited a few science students. Coaching for civil services, PTET, Spoken English are organized. LCD Multimedia Projector, Computer, Printer, scanner etc. worth Rs. 1.25 lacks are acquired under MLA fund for strengthening the activities of this center. The Alumni holds prominent positions in the fields of Medicine, Industry, Business, Engineering, Judiciary, Science, Education, Sports, Politics, State and Central Services, Press Services, Military Services, Chartered Accountancy and Law professions. The College provides cultural, recreational and leisure time facilities, besides indoor and outdoor games. The NCC unit of the College performed well in terms of number of students obtaining NCC –B and C certificates. It is worth mentioning that two students participated in Republic Day Camp. One student won silver medal in trekking. Airport Authority of India and Army recruited some students with NCC- C certificate.

Criterion VI : Organization and Management
The College has an efficient internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism that functions under the supervision of Principal and Secretary of the Management of College. The constituted committees viz., Academic Calendar Committee, Admission Committee, Time Table Committee, Discipline Committee, Students Union Committee, Games Committee, Cultural Events Committee and Examination Committee operate for accomplishing the assigned relevant tasks. The Academic Calendar Committee comprising 05 teachers prepares Academic Calendar of the College keeping in mind the calendar of the College Education Commissioner of Govt. of Rajasthan. The governing body usually approves all the decisions of the selection committee. The fee structure for self-financing courses is the same as for Government supported courses. There has been a slight hike in the tuition and other fees during the last three years due to overall inflation. The major part of the expenditure is incurred on salary component followed by power and water bills, repairs and maintenance, science equipment, biotechnology, legal cases, travelling etc. The College had deficit budget during the last two years. Shri Bhagwandas Todi Charitable Trust that runs the institution meets the deficit. In the hour of need, loans are sanctioned to the permanent employees of the College from their CPF as per rules framed by the State Government. The major items are purchased by inviting sealed tenders and preparing comparative statements to order purchase at the lowest rate consistent with quality.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
The Peer Team has observed the following healthy practices in this College :

*Self-financing courses not only provide financial gain to the College but also provide access to students for higher education.

*Distinguished men of letters are invited to deliver lectures.

*NSS camps are organized to inculcate the sense of discipline, selfless service and spirit of compassion and coexistence.

*Interest is taken to develop the overall personality of students by providing facilities of NCC and Sports.

*The biannual publication of College Magazine DEEPAK provides opportunity to students to exhibit their skill of creative writing.

*Organizing social awareness camps and educating people on child marriage, child labour, female infanticide which are seen in rural Rajasthan deserve appreciation.

*Provision of staff quarters is unique. This has not only enhanced the quality of living of teachers but also increased their efficiency indirectly.

*The research culture in the departments of Chemistry, Botany and History is noteworthy.

Section 3 : Suggestions and Acknowledgement
The Peer Team observed that the College community is working in harmony and trying to open up to the latest challenges of higher education. However, for furtherance and realization of its goals, the Peer Team offers its suggestions as follows:

*Teachers should be encouraged to undertake more research work, probably concentrating on local problems like what is being done in Chemistry. Teachers may be encouraged to apply for minor research projects to be funded by UGC/ CSIR / DST etc. Teachers may also be encouraged to provide consultancy services.

*Library activities such as accession, lending, purchase and stock verification of books should be computerized. Library should be interconnected with other libraries for inter-library borrowing.

*Central computer facility should be strengthened and access to Internet may be enhanced.

*Collaboration/ linkage with national institutions already initiated may be increased.

*Remedial classes should be provided to educationally disadvantaged students.

*Vocational and add-on courses should be introduced without waiting for UGC funding.

*Outreach programs such as Population Club, Adult Education and National Literacy Mission and Library Club should be carried out.

*Employment cell should be set up to help students in getting jobs.

*Grievance Redressal Cell should be formalized in the College.

*Teachers should be encouraged to compete for national recognition for teaching, research and consultancy.
Acknowledgement :
The members of Peer Team express their gratitude to the Principal, members of teaching staff and non-teaching, Vice-President, Secretary, members of Managing Committee and Students of the College for cooperation, support, interaction and hospitality.

(Dr. Amrapali M. Marchant)

(Dr. S.K. Sarad)

(Prof.D. Harinarayana)
Member Coordinator

I agree with the observations, assessment and suggestions of the Peer Team as contained in this report.

(Ashkaran Sharma)
Shri Bhagwandas Todi College,
Laxmangarh-Sikar( Rajasthan)

Dated : 19-01-2007

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