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Shri Vijaya Mahantesh Vidyavardhak Sanghas Shri Vijaya Mahantesh Arts,Science and Commerce College, Bagalkot, Karnataka


Shri Vijaya Mahantesh Vidyavardhak Sanghas Shri Vijaya Mahantesh Arts,Science and Commerce College, Bagalkot, Karnataka
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Ilkal, Bagalkot, Karnataka
Karnataka, India

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Shri Vijaya Mahantesh Vidyavardhak Sanghas Shri Vijaya Mahantesh Arts,Science and 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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NAAC report of Shri Vijaya Mahantesh Vidyavardhak Sanghas Shri Vijaya Mahantesh Arts,Science and Commerce College

Section 1: Preface
S.V.M.V.V. Society's Shree Vijay Mahantesh Arts, Science and Commerce College, Ilkal was established in 1964, with the objective of providing higher educational opportunities to youth living in the backward and rural areas of Ilkal. With the motto : Education, Access, Equal Opportunity, Training and Employment, the College has been fulfilling a social purpose for over four decades. The College offers four programmes - three Under-graduate Programmes leading to the award of B.A., B.Com. & B.Sc.degrees and a P.G.Diploma Programme in Industrial Chemistry. The College is affiliated to Karnataka University, Dharwad, and has a total student strength of 1144 spread in 19 departments. The College has 38 permanent teaching staff, 09 adhoc staff and a supporting staff of 19. Of the total teaching staff 7 hold Ph.D., degrees and 5 M.Phil. degrees. The College is recognised by University Grants Commission under 2(f) and 12 (B) since 1975.

The College expressed its intent to be assessed for Institutional Accreditation by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and submitted a Self Study Report in the prescribed format. The NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of

Prof.Kuppuswamy Rao, former Rector, Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad as the Chairman and
Dr.R.KrishnaKumar, Principal, Dr.Ambedkar College, Nagpur, member
Dr.Rajendra D. Kankariya, Principal, BJS College, Pune, member
Dr.M.S.Shyamasundar, Deputy Adviser, NAAC, coordinated the visit of the Peer Team.

The Peer Team visited the College on 25th and 26th of March, 2004, verified the documentary evidence, the infrastructural facilities available in the College and interacted with the Principal, the members of the management, the teaching staff, the non-teaching staff, the students, the Alumni and the parents. Based on the information given in the Self Study Report, the feedback obtained through various constituents and keeping in view the seven criteria evolved by NAAC for Institutional Accreditation, the Peer Team submits the Report for consideration of NAAC.

Section 2: Criterion -wise Analysis
Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects
The College has well-defined objectives of catering to the educational needs of students from local rural community. With the Motto: 'Education, Equal Opportunity, Training and Employment', the College has provided ample choice of subjects to the students. Though there is no formal feed back mechanism from academic peers and employers, the College has kept in mind the local needs and employability opportunities of the learners. The College has introduced the subject 'Computer Applications' during the year 2000 for students of Arts and commerce faculties and computer science for students of science. To emphasize the skill component the College introduced P.G.Diploma in Industrial Chemistry in 1999 on self-financing basis.

The College offers 3 Under-graduate Programmes in three faculties - Arts, Commerce and Science leading to the award of B.A., B.Com., and B.Sc., degrees and One P.G. Diploma Programme in Industrial Chemistry. The Programmes are offered in different groups - combinations - with 4 groups in Arts faculty, 5 groups in Science faculty and one group in Commerce faculty. The total students strength is 1144. The College has a total of 19 departments. The College has a total teacher strength of 47 of whom 38 are permanent teachers of the teaching staff..

The College is a grant-in-aid Institution. The College follows annual temporal plan in its admission and examination process. Though the College is recognised by the University Grants Commission in 1975 under the Sections 2(f) and 12B, the College is yet to receive a grants for minor or major research projects.

During the year 2002-2003, the number of working days of the College was 293 and the number of teaching days was 215. The Unit cost of College education per student is Rs.6409 including the salary component.

Criterion II: Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
The College has a transparent admission process. All the eligible students are granted admission. The admission into various groups is decided on merit at the qualifying examination. Though there is no formal counselling at the time of admission, the Principal and the teaching staff informally advise the students. There is no provision to cater to the individual differences of the learners, based on their prior knowledge or skills. The academic flexibility is limited to the choice of a group of electives as approved by the affiliating University. The College organizes remedial classes to SC/ST students in the subjects like English and Mathematics from UGC funds. There is no formal provision to cater to the needs of slow learners and advanced learners. The teachers prepare teaching plans, which are monitored by the Heads of the Departments and the Principal.

The teaching staff is recruited as per the rules laid down by the UGC, the University and the State Government. The temporary/adhoc staff is recruited on consolidated salary by a Selection Committee consisting of Management Members, Principal and the Head of the Department. 21 teachers participated in Seminars/Conferences organized at University level and 3 teachers participated as resource persons. 3 teachers participated in Seminars/Conferences at State/National level and 4 teachers participated as resource persons. One teacher has attended an international conference.

The teachers fill in self-appraisal forms as per the requirement of the University. The College has recently introduced Teacher Performance appraisal by the students. The College has feed back mechanism for obtaining Campus experience of the learners.

The teachers follow the lecture method supported by hands-on-training in the science subjects. As and when possible, group discussions and seminars are also employed by the teachers. Each department prepares a question bank, which is used to conduct class tests and term-end examinations.

The College encourages the teachers in attending seminars and conferences as well as pursue research towards obtaining M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees. Thus the faculty has opportunities for continued academic progress and professional advancement.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The College is an Under-graduate College offering U.G. Programmes. As such the Research activity is limited to teachers pursuing their M.Phil., and Ph.D., degrees and participating in seminars and conferences. Out of the 38 permanent teaching staff 7 hold Ph.D. degrees, 5 hold M.Phil. degrees whereas 4 are pursuing their Ph.D.

The College has taken part in the extension activities at local community levels through the NSS and NCC wings. Programmes on Community Development, Health and Hygiene Awareness, Adult Education and Literacy, Aids Awareness and Social work are organised. The College also organizes Medical Camps, Blood Donation Camps and camps on Environmental Awareness.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College is situated on a Campus spread in 31 acres, accommodating Main Building, Library, Hostels and Grounds for Sports and Games. The College has adequate physical facilities to cater to the needs of academic and administrative functions. The College has good ambiance with greenery and well-maintained lawns. The main building of the College has 48 halls of which 28 are used as classrooms and 10 halls are used as Laboratories. The College has a 7.5 KVA Generator as a standby power source during period of power cuts.

The Library is located in a separate building having three floors. The Library has about 35,000 books, subscribes to 20 subject specific journals and periodicals. There is a reading room to accommodate 50 students at a time. The Library has an Advisory Committee. The College has book bank facility. The Library needs to go for open access system and computerisation. The number of working days of the Library is 290 days and the Library is kept open for eight hours on a working day.

The College has a Central Computer facility with 10 Computers, a printer and other peripherals. The College has hostel facilities and is presently occupied by about 01% of the college students. The Institution is utilizing the infrastructure at an optimal level. The college has provided a good number of sports facilities, organised sport events at state and University level, secured prizes, held university blues, conducted coaching camps and hosted open tournaments.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The College publishes the prospectus giving information on the courses on offer, available combinations, fee structure, and institutional calendar, details of financial assistance, library and other facilities. The student progress is monitored through class tests and by teachers during the lectures. There is no formal provision to cater to the different needs of slow learners and advanced learners. However, for SC/ST students there is provision for remedial teaching in subjects like English and Mathematics. The College has no formal placement services cell. Several students received scholarships - during the year 2002-03, about 722 received the scholarships.

The College encourages the students to participate in extra curricular activities. The College has spacious playgrounds accommodating courts for outdoor games, a well-laid track for athletics and a spacious hall for indoor games. Several students participated in diverse events at Zonal, Inter-Zonal, University, State and National levels and won prizes. Special incentives like exemption of admission fees, special diet, uniforms are given to talented sports persons. The alumni association of the college has 350 members. The association has instituted cash prizes for meritorious students of the college.

The College has separate Hostels for boys and girls. The College has access to the Hospital run by Ayurvedic College managed by the College Society. The College has canteen facility.

The Peer Team notes that the dropout rate is small in some departments where as it is large in department like Political Science. The performance of students at the end of I year and II year is not upto the mark. The College may take up as an in-house project an analysis of dropouts and failures on the basis of gender, socio-economic back ground, or writing skills and set into motion corrective measures.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The College administration is governed by the Principles of participation and transparency. There is a balanced coordination between the academic and administrative wings. The management of the College SVMVV Sangha, in addition to this College, manages 10 more Institutions. The Governing Body of the College has 19 members and Principal of the College is the Member Secretary. The Governing Body takes policy decisions to be implemented by the College Secretary and the Principal. The day-to-day administration is carried by the Principal, assisted by the Vice-Principal with the help of various Committees. The College has not so far used computers in the administration. There is no formal cell to redress the grievances of the employees. Though there is no provision to organize professional development programmes for non-teaching staff, a few members are deputed to undergo computer training Programme. The College has an internal audit mechanism. The College has a Cooperative Credit Society to provide short term and long-term loans to the employees. The Peer Team is happy to note that the College has established an 'Internal Quality Assurance Cell' to monitor the effective implementation of the institutional calendar. The college prepares its Annual budget and the accounts are duly audited.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The College displayed sensitivity to changing educational, social and market demands by introducing computer applications as an elective subject in Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce faculties and Computer Science in Science faculty. Similarly the College launched a P.G.Diploma Programme in Industrial Chemistry through Self-financing Scheme.

The College established Quality Assurance Cell for effective implementation of the Institutional Calendar. The College encourages its students to take part in sports and athletic events resulting in the participation and winning prizes at University, State and National levels. The College has recently introduced evaluation of teachers.

The College has a separate building for its library with ample space for reading room. The College campus spread in 31 acres of land has academic ambiance with greenery, lawns and spacious playgrounds. The College has hostel facilities for boys and girls, a ladies room and provision for pure drinking water. The college has spacious and well-maintained classrooms and laboratories.

The peer team is happy to know that the college has established the alumni association in the year 2002, which is registered under Societies Act. The association has a corpus fund of Rs.1 lac in the form of FDR and Bank balance of Rs. 38,515 as on date. The alumni association has instituted cash prizes worth Rs.22200, which was awarded to meritorious students this year. Cash incentives are given by the management to students for their academic achievements.

The peer team is appreciative of the consultancy services offered by the Department of Chemistry for water testing in a humble way. During the current academic session, the college has earned Rs.9000. The peer team suggest that this practice be further strengthened and formulised.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
After careful study of the Self Study Report prepared by the College and based on the feed back obtained through personal interaction with various constituents the Peer Team observes that the College has initiated the process of quality and maintaining standards in all its activities. To sustain the quality aspects in the teaching learning and administration the Peer Team makes the following recommendations;

The College has not realized its full potential in the academic and administrative spheres. Though the College is four decades old and is recognized by UGC under 2(f) and 12B in 1975, the College has not received any grants for minor or major research projects or for supplementing the lecture method with audiovisual inputs. The College has to constitute a core team to work out both short-term and long-term strategies in getting grants from funding agencies for research projects as well as introducing communication technologies in the teaching-learning processes.

The College has to introduce value addition courses like 'Spoken English', 'Computer Literacy' and 'Computer Applications' to give competitive edge to the students in the employment market. The College may establish a Language Laboratory and strengthen the Computer Center.

The College has to introduce more technical, skill oriented, and employment generation courses and involve the local inputs from industrialists, entrepreneurs and academics in identifying the areas that have local relevance.

The College should seriously workout strategies to reduce dropout rates and increase examination performance of the students. The Social Science faculty may be encouraged to take up an in-house project to analyse the reasons and draw conclusions based on factor analysis. Though the college has quality circles, the College may introduce a 'MENTOR SYSTEM' where each teacher or alumni member may adopt a group of students and counsel them on academic and personal problems.

The College may introduce Open access system in the Library and initiate the computerization of the library. It is also essential to provide internet facility in the library and make it accessible to teachers and students.

The College must initiate the process of computerizing its administrative operations and train the non-teaching staff in modern management methods. Office automation may be given a priority

The College may establish a competitive examination-coaching center to provide the necessary information and motivate the students to appear for competitive examinations.

The cell may also function as a career guidance center and entrepreneurship development center.

The college may establish grievances redressal cell for the staff and the students.
The college may extend the computer and internet facility to teaching staff, non-teaching staff and students.

The non-teaching staff may be deputed for professional development programmes.
Boys common room may be provided.

The college may introduce need based short-term employment generating courses.

The management may endeavour to pay reasonable remunerations to adhoc teachers by introducing self-financing courses.

The Peer Team feels that the Principal and the Management shall motivate the teachers to contribute to the enhancement of quality in every activity and realize the social objectives for which this College was established. The Peer Team wishes success to the College in all its endeavours to transform this into a very good College.

Dr. K.Kuppu Swamy Rao (Chairman)

Dr.Rajendra D.Kankariya (Member)

Dr.R.Krishnakumar (Member)

Name of the Head of the Institution

Prin. R. M. Shivapujimath

Date: March 26, 2004

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