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DM College of Science, Imphal, Manipur
Address:Imphal, Manipur
Imphal
Manipur, India



DM College of Science, Imphal Manipur is a recognised institute / college. Status: Government College.
Principal of DM College of Science, Imphal Manipur is Prof. P. Ranabir Singh (Mobile 9436039488).

DM College of Science is situated in Imphal of Manipur state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. email ID(s) is DM College of Science Imphal Manipur

Website of DM College of Science, Imphal Manipur is http://www.dmcollege.ac.in/.


Contact Details of DM College of Science, Imphal Manipur are : 0385-2450049

Dr. Md. Raheijuddin Sheikh, Associate Prof Dept. of
Physics (Mobile 9856764757)
Email Id: mrsheikhshamu@gmail.com
Phone: 0385-2450079




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DM College of Science, Imphal Manipur runs course(s) in Science stream(s).


Approval details: DM College of Science is affiliated with Manipur University, Imphal (Manipur)

Profile of DM College of Science

With a view to impart higher education to the people of Manipur the Dhanamanjari College, for short, the D.M. College, was established on Tuesday, the 6th August 1946 with the generous donation of a sum of Rs. 10,000 (Rupees ten thousand) only by the Dowager Queen, Dhanamanjuri Devi of Manipur.

The D.M. College was for the first time affiliated to the Calcutta University in 1946.

In August 1949 this College was affiliated to Gauhati University. During the period between 1949 and 1981, the College emerged as one of the most popular Colleges of the North East India by way of capturing top positions in most of the disciplines over and above their superb performances in sports and other co-curricular activities.

In 1981, it was affiliated to Manipur University.

In 1972 the post -graduate classes got merged with the Jawaharlal Nehru University Centre, Imphal which was later on shifted to Canchipur, the present site of the Manipur University .


Media coverage of DM College of Science, Imphal Manipur, Manipur

NAAC report of DM College of Science

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
The Dhana Manjari College, known popularly as D.M.College was established on August 06, 1946. The D.M.College was first affiliated to the Calcutta University. The College became affiliated to Gauhati University w.e.f. August, 1949. In 1981, the College came to be affiliated to Manipur University, when the latter was established.

In 1975, the D.M.College was bifurcated into the D.M.College of Science and D.M.College of Arts and Commerce. The D.M.College of Science continued functioning in the original buildings of the D.M.College and retained most of its assets.

The D.M.College of Science, a government-funded college, is under direct control of the Government of Manipur. The College is recognized by the UGC under 2(f) & 12 (B) since 1972. The College is having a campus of 98 acres and located in central urban location.

The College at present has 14 departments. At under-graduate level the college is offering Honours Courses in 9 subjects, viz., Anthropology , Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education (including Health Education and Sports), Statistics and Zoology. General Courses are being offered in 13 subjects, viz., Anthropology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Defence Studies, Electronics, English, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology. The D.M.College of Science is also offering courses at Post Graduate level in 4 subjects, viz., Anthropology, Life Sciences (Botany). Life Sciences (Zoology) and Mathematics. In the college, there is a study centre of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

The D.M.College of Science possesses sincere, committed and qualified teaching staff consisting of 98 'permanent' and 34 'part-time' teachers. Out of them, 24 permanent teachers are having Ph.D. degree and 05 having M.Phil degree. Among the part-time teachers 13 are having Ph.D. and 05 M.Phil degree. Total number of students in the College in the current session is 1,338, including 1,242 in the undergraduate and 96 in the postgraduate levels.

The D.M.College, during the period between 1949 and 1981, emerged as one of the most popular colleges of the North East India through capturing top positions in some of the academic disciplines, over and above their remarkable performances in sports and other co-curricular activities. It is heartening to note that the students of the college have kept up the tradition of distinction through their consistent achievements in university examinations, sports, culture and other extra-curricular arenas.

The college volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and submitted its Self- Study Report (SSR) in the month of November, 2004. The NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof. K. K. Deka, Registrar, Dibrugarh University, Assam, as Chairperson and Prof. S. K. Basu, Dean of Students' Welfare & Guest Faculty Member of Physiology, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal and Dr. K. Brahma, former principal, Gosssaigaon College, Gossaigaon, Assam as Members. The deliberations of the Peer Team were ably coordinated by Mr. B. R. Manjunath, Academic Consultant, NAAC, Bangalore.

The Peer Team visited the college on November 21-22, 2005. The Peer Team carefully studied and analyzed the SSR, and perused all the documents made available to it during the visit. The team also visited all the departments and common facilities. The team interacted with the various constituents of the college. The discussion with the principal, government officials, teachers, students, parents and alumni proved to be quite useful. Based on these and within the framework of parameters determined by the NAAC, the Peer Team made a comprehensive assessment of the college and all its activities, under the seven criteria laid down by the NAAC. The criterion-wise analysis of the performance of college in the various spheres of its activities is presented in the ensuing pages.

SECTION 2: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION 1: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
As an affiliated college of the Manipur University, the college follows the syllabi of the university at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the annual pattern. The college offers 20 programs in all. At undergraduate level, 07 programs in Physical Sciences, 08 in Life Sciences and 01 in 'Physical Education, Health Education & Sports' are offered. At postgraduate level, 04 programs are offered, in Zoology, Botany, Mathematics and Anthropology. Many programs are of conventional nature as the college is functioning in the affiliated system.

The college hosts a study center of IGNOU to cater to higher education needs of the students of the region. The programs offered through the center are Bachelor Degree Program (BDP), Bachelor Preparatory Program (BPP), Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW).

The constraints of the affiliating system operate on the college and the college has no provision for starting new courses by itself, unless sanctioned by state/university authorities. However, with the initiative of the principal and the teachers, a few new programs like 'Physical Education Health Education & Sports', Electronics, Defence Studies, Computer Science and Environmental Science were introduced in recent years, with approval from concerned authorities.

The principal of the college is a member of the Senate. A few teachers are on the Academic Council of the university. A few senior teachers are members of the respective Boards of Studies (BoS) and have played a role in updating syllabi.

The college has occasionally organized seminars/conferences/awareness camps in the recent past. The initiatives of the Zoology department in this matter deserve particular mention.

Some teachers of the college have academic links with universities of Northeast and other universities.

The primary objective of the college has been to impart quality higher education to students of the state and make them enlightened citizens. The programs are generally in conformity with the objectives of the institution.

CRITERION 2: TEACHING, LEARNING AND EXTENSION
Admission to college is in accordance with the policies of the state government. The college conducts entrance examinations for eligible candidates to accord value to merit.

Conventional classroom teaching is the norm in most of the departments. The use of OHPs, slide projectors and audio-visual aids in many departments supplements classroom teaching. However, there is a need to develop a centralized audio-visual facility for easy access of equipment to faculty for use in classrooms and to develop their own teaching aids. Character formation is emphasized in all co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The departments may consider setting up departmental associations to provide scope for more effective extra- and co-curricular learning.

Apart from the regular classroom teaching, compulsory student seminars and symposia are organized to motivate students. The college conducts preparatory examinations to enable students to face annual examinations with better preparation and confidence.

The college may consider ways to encourage advanced learners. For organizing remedial coaching for the academically weak, the support of the UGC may be availed of.

Tutor-ward system may be instituted to enable closer and regular interaction between a teacher and a small assigned group of students. This would help promote academic progress of students.

There are 108 'permanent' teachers and 30 part-time teachers in the college. Of these, 37 teachers are having Ph.D degree and 10, M.Phil degree. The number of non-teaching staff is 91. There are 1,242 students at undergraduate level and 96 at postgraduate level. The overall teacher-student ratio is about 1:10.

The college has 281 working days out of which 228 are teaching days. The work load of a teacher varies from 18 to 30 periods a week. The recruitment of the teachers is made through Manipur Public Service Commission. However, no recruitment has been made by the commission in the last six years. The Peer Team is pleased to note that the state authorities are alive to the 'teacher deficit' issue and are taking steps to ease the situation soon.

The college does periodic assessment to evaluate students. There is no internal assessment system. Assignments, seminars, projects, and study tours form an integral part of evaluation methodology in the college. The final examination is designed and conducted by the university.

The teachers of the college submit self-appraisal report in the standard Annual Confidential Report (ACR) proforma, in accordance with the usual procedures adopted in government-run institutions. The ACRs provide basis for the Directorate of Education at the time of placement/promotion of teachers.

There is no student feedback on teacher performance or any other academic aspect. A start may be made by seeking feedback from outgoing students of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The NAAC formats may be considered.

CRITERION 3: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY & EXTENSION
There is evidence of active research culture in the college. In many departments, particularly Zoology, Anthropology, Botany and Environmental Science, Geology, 'Physical Education, Health Education & Sports', teachers have impressive achievements to show in research arena. Many teachers are recognized research guides and have produced a good number of Ph.D.s. A number of research scholars are presently working for their Ph.D.s in the college.

About 50% of teachers have research qualifications. Ten more are working for Ph.D. on a part-time basis. Many teachers have research publications in reputed national/international journals and are also members of national professional bodies. Several are authors/co-authors. Some teachers have extensive academic/research links with their counterparts across the country.

Minor Research Projects (MRPs) are in progress in several departments. Two major research projects are in progress, one each in Botany and Zoology departments. Most of the projects are UGC-funded. The teachers may explore opportunities to secure fund support also from other funding agencies such as DST, DBT, ISRO, ICAR, etc.

Research infrastructure in the college is generally good and that in Zoology department needs specific mention. Fisheries laboratory in the department is a recognized research laboratory.

The college, because of its prestige and the treasure of research talent available in it, may consider consultancy services appropriate in the local context. Competent teachers and departments need to be encouraged to offer consultancy. This will not only enrich teaching faculty but the spin-off benefits will be of great help to students.

The NCC is active in the college. The college has 2 NSS units and has organized usual extension activities like AIDS awareness campaigns, blood donation camps, awareness activities on environmental issues, food adulteration, consumer protection, fuel conservation, etc.. The college collaborates with local NGOs and government departments to facilitate extension work.

CRITERION 4: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The D.M. College of Science, that came into being as one of the three units of the parent institution, D. M. College, in 1975, has a campus area of about 98 acres. Though space is not a constraint, utilization of space for classroom and laboratory expansion purposes has not been in proportion to the need, mainly due to paucity of funds in recent years.

Infrastructure maintenance is through Public Works Department and the maintenance staff of the college. Though in many departments, necessary scientific equipments is there, lack of fund support for their proper upkeep and addition of latest items is of concern.

Though different departments offer library services to their students, these are for specialization. The central library facilities need to be revamped. Book bank facility needs to be made available in the central library. As many postgraduate classes are run in the college, and also as expansion of courses is on the college agenda, library space, maintenance, holdings and services need priority consideration by the authorities.

Apart from the computer facilities available at the computer center, most departments have computers. The computer facility can be more efficiently utilized for augmenting computer literacy on the campus. Internet facility may be expanded at the library so as to enable the faculty and research scholars easy access to net browsing.

The 'Physical Education, Health Education & Sports' department is a unique feature of the college. Though spacious ground with adequate sports and games facilities and gymnasium are available, proper maintenance is necessary for their optimal utilization. Students of the college have done the college proud by securing several medals in competitions at various levels and some have also won national and international level recognition.

Medical facilities to college fraternity are provided through state-run hospitals. There are staff quarters and a boys hostel on the campus. A hostel for girls, with funds from Additional Central Assistance (ACA), is under construction. One more is proposed for support from the UGC.

CRITERION 5: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The college publishes its updated prospectus annually, which gives general information on course studies, reservation policies, admission procedures, subject combinations, discipline, and campus facilities. Policies and criteria of admission are made clear to the prospective students of the college through advertisement in local dailies and electronic media.

There is provision for financial aid to the students in the form of Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste Post-metric Scholarship and O.B.C. Scholarship. Counseling facility is given to the students in respect of choice of subjects and career options.

The college has a strong Alumni Association. It organizes regular annual get-together and the alumni take part in various programmes of discussions and deliberations on developmental issues of the college. In addition, it gives out merit awards to the outstanding students of the college. The Alumni Directory published by the Alumni Association is a valuable document to enlist alumni support for college development.

The college publishes an annual magazine to give scope for students and teachers to express their creative talent. There are provisions for the students' recreational and leisure time facilities such as indoor games, outdoor games, students' magazines, cultural programmes, competitions in dance/music and essay writing. The Boys' and Girls' Common Rooms also provide the students with some local dailies and periodicals for effective utilization of their leisure time.

CRITERION 6: ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT
There is an elaborate committee system to aid in the administration of day-to-day affairs of the college. The college has various committees like Examination Committee, Admission Committee, Sports Committee, Cultural Committee, etc. to assist the principal in smooth running of the college.

All the selections and appointments are made by the state government. As the college is entirely managed by the government, there is no regular committee like Governing Body. The activities of the non-teaching staff are directly supervised by the concerned Heads of Departments. However, overall supervision relating to behaviour, nature of functioning, and work efficiency of the employees is looked after by the principal. The principal executes all important programs in consultation with the Heads of Departments.

The college has a Teachers' Welfare Association which provides financial help to the needy members of the staff. The non-teaching staff of the college also has another association which is known as the D.M.College Non-Gazetted Employees' Association. The needy members are provided with financial assistance during the time of marriage in the family or other important occasions.

Members of the teaching staff are members of All Manipur Government College Teachers' Association. Grievances of the members are redressed through this Association by way of representations to the government. The teachers and employees of the college can avail of usual state government loan facilities.

CRITERION 7: HEALTHY PRACTICES
The Peer team is pleased to note that D. M. College of Science has some good and healthy practices. These are as mentioned below.

The college offers to the faculty members opportunities for participation in the seminars, workshops, orientation/refresher courses conducted by universities of other states of the country.

Many teachers maintain linkages with scholars within the country or outside at individual levels.

The teachers of the college maintain regularity in taking classes, and provide assistance to the students at times of need.

The students are provided with maximum opportunity to take part in different social activities through the programs conducted by N.S.S., N.C.C. and Students' Union of the college.

Various facilities are provided to the students to develop their personalities through participation in debating competitions, symposia, literary programs, and cultural and sports activities.

The various activities undertaken by the NSS, NCC intensively serve to inculcate civic responsibilities, and a sense of community development amongst the students.

The college also provides scope for studies in Electronics, Environmental Studies, Geology, 'Physical Education, Health Education and Sports', and Defence Studies, besides usual science subjects.

A good number of teachers hold Ph.D. degree and a few teachers have participated as resource persons in some prestigious seminars/workshops.

The college has a Botanical garden which is used for enhancing learning processes.

SECTION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS
After carefully going over all aspects of performance of the college and evaluating its future prospects of development, the Peer Team is convinced that there are a number of features of the college which deserve to be commended; however, there also exists scope for recommendations for further improvement of the college.

Commendations:
The D.M. College of Science has all the trappings of a century old college. With the sprawling campus, the spacious laboratories, the eminent teachers who served it during the long course of its life so far, and the galaxy of alumni that is as good as who's who of Manipur State, the college has made a mark in the lives of the people of Manipur at large.

Admission to college is through written and oral tests for the applicants with marks in their qualifying examination above a certain cut-off level, prescribed differently for different departments.

Most departments have minor research projects that are completed or are in progress. Particular mention may be made of Zoology, Anthropology, Environmental Science and Botany in this respect. There are teachers in some departments who are recognized research guides and have produced Ph.D.s. Research publications and research infrastructure in some departments are quite impressive.

Teachers in a few departments are editors of journals, members of Boards of Studies (BoS) of Manipur University, and of national professional bodies and have taken commendable initiative in extension efforts like structuring syllabus for schools, visiting schools to give science talks, and so on. Indeed, Science Teachers' Forum has made laudable efforts towards popularization of science and fostering community engagement.

A teacher in Anthropology department has won a national award for her paper presentation in a seminar.

Almost all departments have been consistently producing good results. Students in many departments have secured ranks in university examinations.

The 'Physical Education, Health Education and Sports' department is a unique feature of the college. It offers B.Sc (Physical Edn) at Honours level, that is regarded on par with B.P.Ed. by several universities. Some students of the department have won national and international level recognition.

'Defence Studies' as an elective option is another special feature of the college.

The college has instituted 15 Gold Medals with support from donors to be awarded to students excelling with meritorious performance in academics in various disciplines.

The state government authorities appeared favorably inclined to do the needful to reddress the problems of the college in particular, and the government colleges of Manipur in general.

Good leadership and team spirit among the teachers need mention.

The IGNOU center on the campus has been meeting the academic needs of
students denied of normal learning opportunities.

Recommendations:
In many subjects, curriculum is revised by the University, once in 3 years. The college, with research-oriented and well-experienced staff in many departments, may contribute actively to the curriculum revision effort.

It is noted that there are no students in B.Sc. (Hons) Statistics first year. Appropriate combination of subjects may help attract students.

New courses in demand like Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bio-Chemistry and Bio-Informatics may be considered, if necessary on self-financing basis.

Certificate courses to effect value-addition may be considered. Some departments have made efforts in this direction which need to be actively pursued. Industrial fish and fisheries, agro-services, floriculture and computer applications deserve consideration while starting certificate courses. The add-on courses recommended by the UGC may also be perused in this context.

Teacher-diary may be maintained by the teachers for enabling adherence to teaching schedules.

A Research Committee may be constituted in the college. The Committee may help process research proposals from various departments for submission to different funding agencies like DST, DBT, ISRO, etc..

Residential facilities are a big need. The college has submitted proposal for construction of girls' hostel to the UGC regional office. The same be favorably viewed by the concerned authorities. State authorities may accelerate college efforts through ACA- enabled aid for infrastructure development in general.

Unauthorized entry of outsiders into the college campus with non-academic motives can disturb the academic ambience. Campus electrification in an appropriate manner may help.

Though the departments are not lacking in laboratory space, upkeep of laboratories, technical infrastructure and other ancillary facilities do not seem adequate. Chemistry laboratory infrastructure needs particular attention. The renovation of laboratory structure, now going on in Physics department, may be completed early to minimize loss of practical training hours to students.

For a college with so many research-minded teachers and many postgraduate sections, library is inadequate, in terms of both space and stock. Library renovation and automation with state-of-art modern facilities to enable its effective use may be accorded priority.

The class-room sizes are large enough to necessitate use of microphones for clear and audible communication by the teacher to students.

The college may acquire LCD projectors to encourage researchers to make impressive presentations during seminars and conferences.

Efforts may be made to ensure total computer literacy of the campus community. The Computer Science department has sufficient infrastructure and may take necessary initiative in this regard. The department may also design a website for the college.

The UGC scheme for remedial coaching to SC/ST and backward classes students may be availed of.

The college may consider extending financial aid to more number of needy and meritorious students.

Student feedback in structured formats may help enhance effectiveness in teaching-learning.

Autonomous concept is yet to find favor among the authorities here. But, to a college like this, the autonomous status may help liberate energies and function in a more efficient manner.

The alumni meeting was well-attended. Several former principals were among the audience. A high level of alumni enthusiasm for development of the college was witnessed. The alumni energies may be canalized suitably for the benefit of the college.
State governments authorities have been receptive to the 'teacher deficit' problem. Remedial measures to ease the situation, already under process, may be expedited.

The Peer Team is of the view that the college, already having made a distinct impression on the higher education map of the state, will achieve further glories in the years to come considering its various strengths and potentialities. The Peer Team desires to record its appreciation for the excellent co-operation and hospitality extended to its members during their stay. The Peer Team also acknowledges the positive attitude of the teachers, students, employees, alumni and administration during the assessment by providing all necessary information and support.

Prof. K. K. Deka (Chairperson)

Prof. S. K. Basu (Member)

Dr. K. Brahma (Member)

Mrs. Th. Bedamani Devi
Principal
D. M.College of Science
Imphal.

Date : November 22, 2005

Place: Imphal, Manipur

DM College of Science Principal denies fees allegation

He asserted that the rate of admission fee charged from students was the same rate written in the college prospectus.

After completion of 1st and 2nd semesters in 2010-11, prospectus for 2011-12 which gives detailed information about the 3rd and 4th semesters including admission fees has been already published.

Admission fees collected from students should first go in the account of the Government.

Secondly, admission fees would go in the account of Manipur University, and finally, the fees would be deposited in the non-Government accounts of respective colleges.

At present, each student of DM College of Science are charged Rs 150 as examination fee, Rs 250 as lab fee, Rs 400 as computer science fee and Rs 300 as electronics fee.

Against 140 teachers, DM College of Science has 1750 students at present, said the Principal.

Apart from these fees, not a single extra rupee was charged from the students.

The admission fee as prescribed in the college prospectus was fixed in a joint meeting of Commissioner cum Director K Moses Chalai, Additional Director RK Yaiskul and Principals of 21 Government college Principals on May 7, 2011 .

While decrying the allegation of charging inflated admission fees, Ranbir stated that all the misunderstandings can be removed by talking peacefully.

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