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SCP Arts and DD Shirol Commerce College, Bagalkot, Karnataka


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SCP Arts and DD Shirol Commerce College, Bagalkot, Karnataka
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Mudhol, Mahalingpur
Bagalkot
Karnataka, India



SCP Arts and DD Shirol Commerce College, Bagalkot Karnataka is a recognised institute / college.
SCP Arts and DD Shirol Commerce College is situated in Bagalkot of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.


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SCP Arts and DD Shirol Commerce College, Bagalkot Karnataka runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce stream(s).


Approval details: SCP Arts and DD Shirol Commerce College is affiliated with Karnatak University, Dharwad (Karnataka)



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NAAC report of SCP Arts and DD Shirol Commerce College

SECTION 1 : PREFACE
The SCP Arts & DDS Commerce College established in June 1987 and affiliated to the Karnataka University, Dharwar, received UGC recognition under 2f and 12b in September 2002. It is situated in the Mudhol Taluk of Bagalkot District, Karnataka.

The original name of the College was Shri Channagirishar Prasadika Arts and Commerce College. It was changed in 1990 to Sri Channagirishar Prasadika Arts and Dundappa Danappa Shirol Commerce College.

Shri Channagirishwar Vidya Vardhak Sangha was formed in the year 1904 by a patriotic group of social-service-minded educators of Mahalingpur. This sangha was further registered in 1914 and afterwards in 1954 as a trust namely Shri Channagirishwar Vidya Vardhak Trust with the noble purpose of developing and strengthening the Kannada language. D.D.Shirol was a leading physician who donated handsomely to the development of the college. The commerce programme was named after him.

The College has a vision to 'create a system that binds everyone and brings about a transformation in the quality of life of the academic community and through it in the life of the community around.

The Mission of the College is to focus on the integrated development of students' personality.

Goals include introduction of job-oriented courses from time to time, promotion of various extension programme such as NSS, AIDS awareness campaigns and strengthening of national integration besides building an economically developed healthy society that adopts modern technology.

The College is situated in a semi-urban area and it offers two programmes: BA and B.Com primarily to a rural and semi-urban student population. It has nine departments under the Faculty of Arts (English, Kannada / Folk literature, Hindi, History, Economics / Agricultural Marketing, Sociology, Political Science, Geography) and one department under the Faculty of Commerce. Computer Applications is an optional subject provided to the students of Arts faculty but it is a compulsory subject for the Commerce faculty as per the curriculum of Karnataka University.

The College has a built-up area of 14996 sq.ft. on a total area of 4 acres and 6 guntas and an open area of about 7 acres.

The Faculty consists of 25 teachers of whom 3 are women. Two teachers are Ph.D.s and one is an M.Phil; the rest are post-graduates. Besides, there are eight administrative staff and seven technical staff.

Of a total of 465 students, 300 are boys and 165 girls. Computer Applications has been opted by 14 students in the Arts Faculty ; it is compulsory for the 110 students in the Commerce Faculty. The College follows the annual system.

Support services include a central library, a computer centre, sports and games facilities, a grievance redressal cell and a canteen.

The central library has a collection of 10,004 books, and 24 periodicals. The College has in all 12 computers out of which 9 are in the computer centre and 1 is in the office and 2 are in the library.

The SCP Arts and DDS Commerce College affiliated to Karnataka University, Dharwar, volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Bangalore, and submitted its Self Study Report in December 2003. NAAC constituted a Peer Team to visit the College and to validate the Self-Study Report. The team was headed by Prof. J.V.Vilanilam, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, Kerala as Chairman and Prof. Arvind Surdas Principal of G.S. College of Commerce Wardha, Maharashtra as Member and Prof Varghese K. Varghese, Director, Bharatha Mata College, Thrikkakara, Kochin, Kerala as Member-Coordinator. The Peer Team visited the College on 24th and 25th November 2004 for validating the Self Study Report.

After careful scrutiny of the Self Study Report the Peer Team during its institutional visit had a direct interaction with the Management, Faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni and examined various records maintained by the College besides the inspection of its physical infrastructure. Based on this, the Peer Team of NAAC has formulated its views on the strengths and areas of concern on the established set of seven criteria as follows :

SECTION 2 : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I : CURRICULAR ASPECTS.
This College is conducting two degree programmes (Arts and Commerce) under the grant-in-aid scheme. There are nine departments in the Faculty of Arts. There are eight combinations : 1)Kannada, History and Economics; 2)Kannada, History and Agricultural Marketing; 3)Kannada, Sociology and Economics; 4)Kannada, Sociology and Agricultural Marketing; 5)Folk Literature, History and Economics; 6)Folk Literature, Sociology and Economics; 7)Political Science, English and Computer Applications; 8)Political Science, Geography and Computer Applications. Basic English is compulsory during the first and second year for Arts students. Kannada or Hindi can be studied as second basic Language in the arts faculty. There is option for Hindi, English or Kannada during the third year. For B.Com, basic English is compulsory during the first year. Thus it is a good practice that this College gives ample chance to students for studying various combinations of subjects as well as options for learning languages.

Syllabus of the Karnataka University is followed in the College as it is affiliated to that University. As a usual practice, the university reviews the syllabus once in three years. Two members of the faculty of this College participated in the workshop on curriculum development conducted by the University in 2002. The curricula are enriched by imparting knowledge and skill components for the benefit of imparting quality education to the students. One teacher is a member of the Board of Studies and also of the Academic council of the Karnataka University.

Almost all the courses are traditional and so the College has to think about starting new courses to increase the job potential of the students. If the departments are provided with computers with Internet connections that would enable them to widen their horizon of knowledge in the subjects concerned. There is no mechanism to obtain feedback from academic peers and employees on teaching programmes. Subjects like Home Economics and Home Science could be introduced for the girls in the arts faculty to attract more students. Since the College comes under 2(f) and 12(b) of the Act, the College may start Add-On Courses (career-oriented courses) with the permission and financial assistance of the UGC. For having the practical training the College has to establish linkages with local industries and business houses. This will benefit the students, especially of the commerce faculty.

CRITERION II : TEACHING LEARNING AND EVALUATION.
The admission process of this College is conducted through the academic record of the candidates in accordance with the regulations of the Karnataka University and it is practised in a transparent manner in the College. The College publishes lists of selected candidates on the notice board. Almost all the students are from the same state and more particularly from the same locality where the College is situated.

Remedial courses are conducted for the benefit of the academically weaker students. Although advanced learners are benefiting from the special programmes offered by the College, more challenging situations are to be given to them to lead them to excellence. The teaching days of the College were 192 during the academic year 2002-03. Yoga classes, effectively conducted in the College will strengthen the mental power of the students and increase their concentration on study.

There are 19 permanent members on the faculty including two female teachers. Two teachers are having Ph.D as the highest qualification and one teacher is having M.Phil degree. There are six temporary teachers to handle the additional burden of the workload. The College follows the annual system. Special attention is to be paid to the high rate of dropouts i.e., 35%. Out of 147 students in the academic year 2000-01 there were 39 dropouts. No student of this College passed any of the competitive examinations such as GRE, GMAT, NET etc… The College may establish collaboration and linkages with the national and international institutions. The College should set up commerce laboratory to provide practical training and to acquaint students with the routine commerce and accountancy procedures.

The College has in all 12 computers, which are not sufficient to fulfil the needs of almost 500 persons of the campus population. It is creditable on the part of the College that two teachers have received 'Shikshak Ratna Award'. Thirteen teachers have participated in seminars and conferences.

CRITERION III : RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
In general, the research activities are not given serious consideration in this College. Only five teachers have registered for Ph.D. Teachers are not involved in any research of UGC or any other agency. Two teachers have published literary works to their credit. Although there is no full time person responsible for the extension activities of the College, students are involved in social service activities like blood donation, health and hygiene awareness classes, adult education and literacy, AIDS awareness, environmental awareness, etc. The NSS units motivate the students for community services. However, this being a rural area there is ample scope for extension activities. Students are to be motivated to help the less privileged sections of the community.

CRITERION IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The College is located in 4 acres and 6 guntas in a clean, beautiful and pollution-free campus, with its own building constructed in a 14996 sq.ft. area. The College building has an attractive look. The infrastructure available in the College building includes various departments, classrooms, library, canteen, sports complex and laboratories.

The College has an adequate number of well-equipped classrooms and other rooms to provide enough accommodation for the academic activities. The optimum utilization of infrastructure is being done. External agencies are also allowed to use the infrastructure for academic purposes. A multipurpose hall or auditorium to accommodate maximum number of persons would be extremely useful.

Although not an old institution, the College has a well-equipped library. But the library needs to be computerized fully at the earliest. Two computers are installed in the library. A separate library building would be very helpful in creating a healthy learning atmosphere. It is desirable to have a separate library building. The library has 10,004 books, most of them being general books. The library has purchased recently 934 textbooks for Rs. 1,55,597.00. The College is subscribing to 3 Journals and 24 periodicals. The library is going to provide the Internet facility in the near future according to their future plans. Two Computers and Audio and Videocassettes are there in the library.

The library works from Monday to Saturday. It works daily for seven hours in the first term and 9.30 hours in the second term. There is book bank facility but there is no separate identity for it.

There is an advisory committee for the library. During examination, more books could be given to the students with the proposed book bank facility. A spacious reading room could be made available to inculcate the reading habit among students. An open access system of books may be made available to the students for better use of library.

There is a central computer facility having 9 computers in the College but the facility is inadequate, taking into consideration the number of students in the College.

Regular health checkup of the students and staff is conducted by leading doctors of the area. A separate and permanent arrangement is to be made in the College premises where a student or a member of staff can visit as and when required for medical assistance.

The College has its own playground for sports and physical education activities. The sports complex has a volleyball court, a 200-meter track for athletics, a kabaddi court, a tennicoit court and a khokho court. Yoga classes are also arranged under the watchful eyes of the experts. However, indoor sports facilities could be augmented and indoor games like badminton and table tennis could be encouraged. Recently, the College has started a gymnasium with financial assistance from the Ministry of Human Resources & Development.

The College has the distinction of producing 35 University blues, who have represented the College at Zonal Inter-Zonal and National levels. Incentives are given to outstanding sportspersons. The girls may be encouraged to participate in games and sports in larger number.

The College does not have hostel facility and could think of providing it in the near future for the benefit of students from the other parts of the district.

Canteen facility is available in the College campus itself and caters to the needs of the students and staff at a cheaper rate.

Considering the number of female students, a Women's Cell could be set up for the benefit of girl students and female staff members. A senior female teacher could be appointed as the head of this Women's Cell. The Women's Cell can organize programmes to bring out the hidden talents and skills in the girls.

At present, there is a common staff room for all the faculties; it is suggested that the College may have department-wise staff rooms so that the faculties can have academic interactions.

CRITERION V : STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The College works hard for the all-round development of students and tries to provide all the required facilities so that the students have a good experience at the College. The percentage of students appearing for the qualifying exam is satisfactory, although efforts are to be made to bring down the dropout rate.

The annually updated prospectus is made available to the students with detailed information regarding new courses, admission process, scholarships, subject combinations, library rules, fee structure for various courses, etc. Various State and Central Govt. Scholarships are made available to the students.

Teachers participate in academic and personal counselling for the academic improvement of the students. The College does not have an employment cell, which would have been extremely beneficial for the placement of the students. Personality development programmes and career guidance information may be made available to the students through such a cell.

Cash prizes encourage meritorious students. Scholarships instituted by the staff members and the Alumni Association encourage the students from the weaker sections. The management for the benefit of the College could set up a Quality Assurance Cell.

There is an Alumni Association of the College. Some of the Alumni are holding prominent positions in government and private sectors. The association is to be registered and the activities are to be streamlined for the academic and other infrastructural development of the College.

The College has a procedure of collecting feedback from the students on the quality of regular courses and the performance of teachers and various programmes. Such interactions and feedbacks are extremely useful for the healthy growth of the College. A Students' Cumulative Record could be maintained in the form of a diary. It will have the record from the time when the student is admitted and will help in monitoring the progress of the student till he leaves the College. The College may provide the accident insurance for the students and if possible for the campus community.

A few recreational facilities like indoor and outdoor games, students' magazine, cultural programmes, etc, are available to the students. The College conducts competitions like debate, essay writing, elocution. The College magazine could be published annually to give students an opportunity to exhibit their creative abilities. Students should be encouraged to take part in competitive exams. Students are actively participating in various cultural activities and some of them are winning prizes at various levels. Special mention has to be made of the first prize won by the Mime Group, which stood first in the University Youth Festival.

CRITERION VI : ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
Organization and Management are extremely important elements for educational institutions to prosper and function smoothly. The SCVV Trust Fund takes an active interest in the overall development of the College. The College has a mechanism for an efficient internal coordination and monitoring. It includes the Trust , the Governing Body and the Principal of the College. There are various committees to monitor the routine activities of the College. There is a special committee to prepare the academic calendar. The administrative committee looks after the preparation of the timetable and discipline in the College. The Principal in consultation with the Governing Body and the Trust makes major purchases.

Office records and office operations may be computerized at the earliest; for the purpose, the office staff may be given adequate computer training and systems. Senior staff may be sent for professional staff development programmes.

The major source of income for the College is government grant supplemented by fees collected from the students. The finances are judiciously allocated and effectively utilized to make the programmes cost-effective.

During the last two years the College has had an excess budget; it is recommended that the excess money may be utilized for infrastructural and other development purposes.

The auditing procedures are regular and standardized.

Loans (Long-term and Short-term) are made available to the staff from the Bank from where the salary of the staff is also disbursed. The College may establish a credit co-operative society for the staff and College community.

The Principal and various departments have a good internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism. The important activities of the College are planned, coordinated and monitored by the Governing Body under the able guidance of the SCVV Trust Fund.

CRITERION VII : HEALTHY PRACTICES
The College is having many healthy practices; some of them are following :

Students' feedback in specific format.

Remedial courses.

Yoga classes.

Programmes for promoting religious harmony.

Cash prizes to meritorious students and felicitation by management to those who score 90% and above marks.

Provision of one additional book from library to the students scoring 60% and above marks and to SC/ST and minority students.

Extension of computer learning facilities to all interested students.

Special encouragement given to the outstanding students showing talents in sports and games.

Offer of concessional rate to students who use the canteen.

Financial support from the teachers to students attending seminars in other institutions.

SECTION 3 : OVER ALL ANALYSIS
The College was established in 1987 and it got recognition under 2(f) and 12(b) in September 2002. The SCP Arts and DDS Commerce College, Mahalingpur, Karnataka is affiliated to Karnataka University Dharwar. As such, it is a fairly established College and it is now anxious to seek NAAC accreditation. This shows the self-confidence of the College in its achievement. The College has two undergraduate programmes, namely B.A and B.Com.

The College management, namely, Shri Channagirishwar Vidya Vardhak Trust Fund runs four other academic institutions and has sufficient experience in running and managing educational intuitions. It is praiseworthy that the Chairman and all the other members of the Trust are taking keen interest in the overall development of the College.

The College is making efforts in the development of civic sense and responsibility among the students by conducting blood donation camps, AIDS awareness camps and organizing other community aid programmes. Since the inception of the College, it has been awarded 35 University Blues by Karnataka University. Participation of the students in seminars, cultural activities, sports and games is to be encouraged for achieving total personality development.

The Peer Team suggests the following :

New course combinations with emphasis on rural environment, agricultural management, rural economics and rural sociology with attention on the practical use of computerization in local administrative systems and procedures can be provided.

Rural management systems, employment generation and the cultivation of a scientific temper and attitude to social and cultural practices and rural life in general must also be stressed in new course offerings.

Despite constraints imposed by university affiliation, the teachers can introduce suitable changes in the mode of instruction and evaluation at the College level.

The College can introduce many innovations within the framework of affiliation and simultaneously work though representative bodies such as boards of studies, faculties and the academic council for necessary changes in the system.

The system of teaching relating it to local conditions to make the contents more relevant and the system of evaluation can be changed slowly but steadily.

Attention should also be given to the development of new courses in response to the local, national and international needs. The global perspective should not be lost sight of.

The commerce students may be given an opportunity to learn statistics, actuarial science, futurology and international politics in combination with basic courses already being offered by the College.

Teachers may be encouraged to go for FIP organized by the UGC through the Karnataka University and also to attend outside seminars organized by prominent professional associations in Dharwar, Belgaum, Hubli, Bangalore and Mumbai.

There is a need for building cordial relationship between the College and the industrial, business, cultural, scientific and literary organizations. Such relationships will benefit both students and staff.

The College can take a lead in organizing the programmes to prepare the students for competitive examinations for recruitment to civil services and social science research organizations.

An Employment Guidance and Counselling Cell in the College is a must, especially as most of its students are rural and need guidance in job search, interviewing techniques, public speaking etc.

The medical services provided to the College community need to be strengthened.
There is also a need for hostels for boys and girls.

Research has to be strengthened especially among young faculty. All eligible teachers should devote more attention to research, especially socially relevant research with an eye on the improvement of rural life.

The College can develop into a centre of advanced research and studies relating to socioeconomic, political and cultural aspects of the life of the rural population in the Bagalkot district.

The College should take initiative to start new generation courses to attract students from nearby towns and villages.

Girl students of the Arts faculty may be offered Home Science and Home Economics as optional subjects.

Further it is suggested that the management should take immediate steps to start a science wing in the College.

The Peer Team appreciated the co-ordinated all-round efforts by the teachers, staff and students of the College, under the able guidance of Principal Dr. B.M.Patil. The Peer Team is confident that the College will achieve a fast and progressive transformation in course of time to achieve all its goals. It desires to record its appreciation for the co-operation extended to it. The Team also acknowledges the positive attitude of the teachers, students, staff, alumni and administration in helping the assessment by providing all the necessary information and support. May this institution of higher education catering primarily to the rural students of this region grow from strength to strength in its pursuit of excellence.

Name of the Chairman : Prof. J.V.Vilanilam

Name of the Member : Prof Arvind Surdas

Name of the Member-Coordinator : Prof Varghese K. Varghese

Name of the Head of Institution : Dr. B.M.Patil Principal

Place : Mahalingpur (Karnataka)

Date : 25th November, 2004

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