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IDSG Government College, Chikmagalur, Karnataka
IDSG Government College, Chikmagalur, Karnataka
IDSG Government College, Chikmagalur Karnataka is a recognised institute / college.
IDSG Government College is situated in Chikmagalur of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.
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NAAC report of IDSG Government CollegeSECTION -1 : INTRODUCTION
The I.D.S.G college, which was started initially as an Intermediate College in 1948 was managed by the University of Mysore till 1961. In 1961, the Malnad Education Society (MES) started a private Degree College with B.A and BSc. Courses in the year 1962. The MES requested the Govt. of Karnataka to take over the charge of the College. MES had 39 acres of land sanctioned from the Govt. before take over. The classes were conducted in the rooms of the Forest Department and District Library. A portion of the building (front, east and west wings) was constructed by the MES utilizing donations from Philanthropist and institutions. The College was called the Government First Grade College till 1968. Sri I.S.Mallegowda donated Rs. 1,00,000 for the construction of a new building and requested that the college should be named after his father, Late. Sri. Indavara Dodda Siddalinge Gowda. Thus the college was renamed as I.D.S.G Govt. College since 1968. In 1999, a large auditorium called I.S. Mallegowda Memorial Auditorium was constructed and donated by Indavara family.
The commerce faculty was started in 1966. The library and the ground floor of the near portion was constructed by Govt. in 1972-1974. The college offers Humanities, Languages, Commerce and Science at U.G. level. Since last six decades the college meets the educational need of Urban and rural population of Chikmagalur. Among support services there are Central Library, Sports facility, hostel and housing.
Although established in 1948 the college was recognized by the UGC under 2f in 1981 and 12B in 1986.
The present students strength of the college is 1210. There are 37 full time teachers and 6 guest teachers which are supported by 29 non teaching employees.
The college volunteered for assessment and accreditation and submitted the Self Study Report to National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in March 2003. A Peer Team consisting of Prof. Vidyavathi, Former Vice Chancellor, Kakatiya University, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh as a Chairperson, Prof. K.K.Rajappan Achari, Retd. Vice Principal SVR NSS College Vazhoor, Kerala as member was constituted with Dr. Jagannath Patil Assistant Advisor, NAAC as Coordinating Officer. Peer Team visited the college on 14th 15th November, 2003 to validate the Self Study Report submitted by the college. The Team interacted with various constituents of the college including Principal, Management, Teaching and Non-Teaching staff, Students, Parents and Alumni etc. In the light of discussions held and after validation of Self Study Report, Peer Team has prepared a detailed report based on the criteria prescribed by the NAAC.
SECTION 2: CRITERION WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
IDSG. Govt. College, Chikmagalur caters to the higher educational requirements of Chikmagalur town and the surrounding areas. The majority of the students in this College comes from rural background. The institution also caters to the needs of the marginalised sector of the community. The College is presently affiliated to Kuvempu University. The College offers curricular options under the faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce at U.G.level. Limitted range of programme options are available to the students of Humanities and Science. A UGC sponsored course (B.Sc.) in Seed Technology was introduced in the College in the year 1998-99. The subject, Seed Technology, is offered to students along with Chemistry and Botany. Electronics as an optional paper along with Physics and Mathematics has been started in the institution from 2002-2003. The College takes 2 years to introduce a new programme within the present University system. It follows the curricula prescribed by the University with little flexibility to modify or enrich the courses. In virtue of the fact that some members of the staff are on the Board of Studies of the University, there is still scope for contributing their ideas in redesigning the curriculam.
Criterion . II : Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
Students are selected and admitted in the College as per the rules of the Govt. of Karnataka on the basis of academic merit. The College provides bridge/remedial courses to educationally disadvantaged students. Advanced learners are provided with reference books, challenging assignments and projects. Teaching plan is prepared well ahead of the commencement of each academic year and syllabi are utilized according to teaching schedule. Audio - Visual Aids, OHP, DVD, and other teaching aids are used by the faculty to supplement lecture method of teaching. In addition, the Commerce faculty has skill development and application oriented activities. Among the total working days of 287, teaching days are 205. The ratio of full-time teachers to part-time / guest teachers is 8:1. The institution maintains a balance between teaching and non - teaching staff. Evaluation methods are communicated to students and parents at the beginning of the academic year itself. The College announces and conducts mid-term/preparatory examinations according to pre-determined schedule. The college has introduced semester system from academic year 2003-04 as per directions of university. 96 % of the work load is handled by the permanent / full - time teachers. Permanent teachers are recruited by KPSC. Part-time / Guest Lectures are selected and appointed locally by an interview panel consisting of the Principal, the concerned HOD and 3 senior staff members. The Department of Collegiate Education has an in built system of Self - Appraisal to evaluate the performance of the teaching staff. The Principal also submits a Confidential Report of Teachers to the Director of Collegiate Education. The College has recently adopted a method of Student Appraisal of Teachers' Performance which is done by 10% of the students through random selection.
Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
Since this is an Under Graduate College, only limited research work is carried out here. Recently 4 teachers have registered for Ph.D., as part - time scholars. During the last five years, two teaches were was awarded Ph.D. Two teachers hold M.Phil Degree Extension activities like Health and Hygine - awareness, Adult Education, Literacy, AIDS- awareness, Social Work, Blood Donation Camp, Environment-awareness are being held in the College. N.S.S.and N.C.C. plays a major role in promoting extension activities in and around the College. Extension and literary activities of Kannada Department in general and of Sri. Chandraih Naidu, a devoted littÃ©rateur in particulars are praiseworthy.
There is ample scope for outreach activities to strengthen relationship between community and local industry.
Criterion IV : Infra structure and Learning Resources
Situated on the edge of both the Western Ghats and the Bababudangiri hill range, the College has a 18.4 acre campus in a semi urban lush green setting. On the whole, the infrastructure facilities in the College are good. The College has a large central building (Main Block) which houses the Administrative Section, adequate Class rooms, Laboratories, Central library, Reference section, Reading room, Staff rooms, Boys-toilet, Girls-waiting room, Computer room, Seminar hall, etc. In addition, the College is having an auditorium, a boys hostel, a cycle stand, sports room, a Meteorological Unit, and a spacious Play ground. There is a beautiful Garden in front of the College. Annual maintenance, such as painting and minor repairs are done by the P.W.D., Govt. of Karnataka. Routine cleaning and maintenance is undertaken by the Ministerial staff of the College. The College ensures optimum utilization of its infrastructure. The library functions 290 days a year from 10.30a.m. to 05.30 p.m. The central library has a stock of 48848 books. During the last 2 years, 1812 books had been added to it. The Boys Hostel presently unutilized, has a capacity to accommodate 20% of the student population in the campus.
Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
In the year 2002-03, 57% of the students appeared for the qualifying examination after the minimum period of study. The drop out rate and failure rate in 1998-99 and 1999-2000 were quite high. The results, however, improved last year. In the year 2002-03 two students secured ranks in University examinations. A good number of alumni hold prominent positions as Ministers, Professors, Doctors, Scientists, Govt. Employees, etc. Students who belong to SC/ST/OBC are enjoying reservation of seats for admission and are provided with financial aid in the form of scholarships. Teachers participate in academic and personal counselling in an informal style but this mechanism needs to be further strengthened. The college has NCC boys' unit with 100 cadets and a girls' unit with 15 cadets. The discipline, obedience and integration are inculcated into the students by these units. There are two units of NSS with each having 120 students volunteers. The volunteers learn communal harmony and Socially Useful Productive Work. (SUPW) The college can think of forming an Alumni Association. Moderate recreational / leisure time facilities in the form of Indoor Games, Nature Club, Reading Room/ News Papers/ Magazines/Outdoor Games and Cultural Programmes are available to the students of this College.
Criterion VI : Organisation and Management
The College is run by the Govt. of Karnataka. The Principal of the College, with the help of the heads of the departments, looks after and monitors the day-to-day administration and teaching work in the College. The Budget and Audited Accounts of the College reveal a sound and balanced financial position. The College has an Internal Audit mechanism devised by the department of Collegiate Education. Being govt. servants, the staff of the College are beneficiaries of the Welfare Programmes like GPS, GIS, KGID, Pension, Gratuity, etc. There is a Grievance Redressal Cell in the College but the working of the cell is to be improved and strengthened further. The College, by itself does not provide any loan facilities to its staff. Being Govt. Employees, the staff of the College can avail loan facilities from HDFC, Banks and other Financial Institutions for the construction residential buildings. Short term loans are available from GPF and KGID.
Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
Recently, the College has adopted the concept of Total Quality Management(TQM) as initiated by the Commissioner of Collegiate Education, Govt. of Karnataka. The students evaluate the performance of teachers with a view to provide a feed back on teachers' performance in their respective classes. This system, if properly implemented, helps in self correction and improvement of teachers and in turn, benefits the ultimate stakeholders , viz,. the students. The College has identified the need for value based education. The NSS and NCC contribute for active participation in extension activities. Special counseling for blind and physically handicapped students is provided here.
The college conducts counseling, tutorial classes, group discussions and aim to develop leadership qualities among the students.Teachers involve students in community college work. The Shramadhan as advocated by Gandhiji is practiced in the college. Students are encouraged to take part in various sports. The college has a cultural society which conducts activities like singing, dancing, debate, drama and art. Counseling & remedial measures are undertaken for students, students participate in seminars and take part in debate and elocution.
SECTION 3 : OVERALL ANALYSIS AND SUGGESTIONS
In the chequred history of about 55 years, the college has made a steady progress. It has done fairly well in meeting educational needs of the local population. Despite constraint of being a Government College, it has succeeded in making its own place in the coffee rich vicinity where better alternatives are available to the students. A goodwill earned by the college is clearly evident from various donations received from local Philanthropists and old students. Even though high dropout and failure rate of students cause concern, the achievement of few students in securing university ranks and laurels fetched by NCC cadets leaves us with a ray of hope.
Some of the teachers who have excelled in teaching and extension activities despite the so called fear of transfer stands testimony to the fact that where there is a will there is always a way.
The plan of starting courses like Plantation Management, Tourism Development, Coastal Management and Aqua Culture, Biotechnology, Journalism, BBM etc. is worth appreciation. Formation of College Development Council at the earliest would give strength to pursue these plans.
Little freedom from the Government restrictions, goodwill from community and old students coupled with higher level of commitment and motivation in teaching staff would definitely help this college in realizing full potential and exploring avenues of academic excellence.
In view of the overall progress and sustained development of the college the Peer Team offers following suggestions for the consideration of the Principal and Government Authorities.
Job -Oriented and Vocational Courses may be introduced on self financing basis.
Since the college is very old, attempts should be made to introduce P.G courses in view of demand by students and parents.
Alumni and Parent-Teacher associations be formed.
Teachers should be encouraged to improve their qualifications, attend seminars/symposia and apply for Minor Research Projects.
Teaching and non-teaching staff be given computer training after college hours.
Internet facility to be provided to the students by charging modest fees.
Introduction of a Reprographic Centre in the Central Library is necessary.
Computerisation of central library, adoption of open access system and automation of the office may be considered on priority basis.
One committee be formed involving Heads of languages(English, Kannada, Hindi and Urdu) to promote inter disciplinary activities, conducting translation works, etc. College may also think of establishing a language laboratory which can be used by all the language departments.
College Development Council should be formed in accordance with Government of Karnataka orders, for efficient working.
The college needs to have a master plan of future development. Same may be approved by the College Development Council.
Some add-on courses like Communicative English, E-Commerce, Translation Skills, etc may be introduced parallaly to equip students with latest competencies.
Hostel building which is unutilized may be put to some use by doing necessary maintenance.
Regular co-curricular and extra curricular activities may be organized for personality development of students.
Activities of Career and Placement Cell needs to be further strengthened.
The frequent transfers of Principal and teachers seem to be a major hurdle in sustained development of college as an unit. In the interest of maintaining teaching and research culture, Govt. may think of implementing a transparent policy as regards to transfer of teachers and principals so that an individual may get a tenure of at least 3 to 5 years.
Peer Team appreciates the efforts taken by in charge Principal Smt. Zarina Kousar, coordinator Smt. Gladys D'Souza and College Registrar Sreenath M.L. with support of all teaching and non teaching staff for smooth conduct of the visit. The team wishes a bright future to this college.
Prof. Vidyavathi, Chairperson
Prof. K.K.Rajappan Achari, Member
Smt. Zarina Kousar,
Principal, I.D.S.G Govt. College,
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