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Good News Welfare Societys First Grade College, Dharwad, Karnataka


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Good News Welfare Societys First Grade College, Dharwad, Karnataka
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Kalghatgi
Dharwad (District Dharwad)
Karnataka, India
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Good News Welfare Societys First Grade College, Dharwad Karnataka is a recognised institute / college. Good News Welfare Societys First Grade College, Dharwad Karnataka is also known as Goodnews Welfare Societys Arts and Commerce College. Good News Welfare Societys First Grade College, Dharwad Karnataka was established on / in 1986.


Principal of Good News Welfare Societys First Grade College, Dharwad Karnataka is Sri. M.S.Muragodmath.

Good News Welfare Societys First Grade College is situated in Dharwad of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Dharwad comes under Dharwad Tehsil, Dharwad District.

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Contact Details of Good News Welfare Societys First Grade College, Dharwad Karnataka are : 08370-284177



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Section 1: Preamble
Good News Welfare Society's Arts and Commerce First Grade College, popularly known as Good News College (hereinafter refered to as the College) was established in 1986 in Kalgatgi, Dharwad District of Karnataka State, to cater to the educational needs of the rural and tribal population living in and around Kalghatgi. With the motto 'Mrithyoma Amrithamgamaya' the college has a vision to bring in a society of people developed to full human potentials, living in peace, harmony, caring, sharing and growing together, in prosperity, dignity and overall development of students, such as cultural, social, educational and spiritual. The college has a mission to free the society from all oppressions, facilitate liberation of the oppressed and upliftment of the poor and the marginalized especially through education. The college, since 2000, is managed by Montfort Brothers of St.Gabriel, who have been managing other educational institutions in Karnataka and other states.

The college is a grant-in-aid college, affiliated to Karnataka University, Dharwad and is recognized by the UGC under 2(f) in 1999 and under 12B in 2002. The college offers two undergraduate (UG) programmes leading to the award of B.A., and B,Com., degrees with an enrolment of 333 students (208 male and 125 female). It has12 permanent teachers consisting of 3 women and 9 men teachers on full-time basis with 1 having Ph.D. degree, 1 having M.Phil degree and 10 having post graduate degree. In addition, there are 3 part-time teachers appointed on contract basis sharing the teaching workload. The total number of permanent administrative and technical staff is 12. The unit cost of education is Rs.12860 including salary component and Rs.1037 excluding salary component. The number of working days is 290 and the number of teaching days is 180 in an academic year. Ninety percent of the classes are taught by full time faculty.

The college has in all 6 departments: 5 in faculty of Arts and 1 in Commerce. The three optional subjects of the Arts programme have to be chosen from among History, Economics, Political Science, Sociology and Kannada. In the Commerce programme, Computer Application is offered as a specialized paper. English and Kannada are offered as compulsory language components of the UG programmes. The college follows annual system of evaluation. The institution has a central library, computer centre, hostels and sports facilities.

The college volunteered for institutional accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and submitted the Self Study Report (SSR), in the prescribed format. After initial scrutiny of SSR, NAAC constituted the Peer team consisting of Prof.K.Kuppu Swamy Rao, former Rector, Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Open University (Andhra Pradesh) as the Chairperson, Prof.Rajan Varughese, Director of Off-Campus Academic Centre, School of Distance Education, Mahatma Gandhi University, Mar Thoma College for Women, Perumbavoor (Kerala) as Member Co-ordinator and Prof.(Mrs.) T.Sumitra, Principal, Shrimathi Devkunvar Nanalal Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women, Chromepet, Chennai (Tamilnadu) as Member. The Peer team visited the college during 21 -22 January, 2005. The pre-visit assistance was ably provided by Dr. M.S.Shyamasundar, Deputy Adviser, NAAC, Bangalore.

The members of the team had independently studied the Self-study Report and as a pre-visit exercise held a meeting and agreed on the schedule followed during the visit to the college. The Peer team held meetings with Principal, the Steering Committee members, the members of the Governing Body of the Good News Welfare Society's Arts and Commerce First grade college, faculty members, supporting staff and interacted with parents, alumni, and representative group of students. The team also visited the entire facilities in the campus and the supportive physical facilities. Based on the above exercise and in-depth analysis and verification of relevant documents, the Peer team brings out the following observations and insights as useful pointers of quality of education imparted in the institution.

Section 2: Criterion wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The mission of the college is to provide quality education making students into responsible citizens. The two faculties of the college offer undergraduate programmes in Arts with courses in History, Political Science, Economics, Kannada and Sociology leading to B.A. degree and Commerce leading to B.Com degree. English and Kannada are taught as language components of the programmes. The academic work is undertaken in the college with a view to achieve the goals and objectives by offering Arts and Commerce education to the aspiring students. Computer Applications in Business, Modern Marketing, Monetary Economics, Business laws, etc., have been beneficial to the students in terms of career opportunities. There are five elective options in the B.A. programme, from which three have to be chosen namely,

History, Kannada, Sociology
History, Kannada, political Science
History, Economics, Sociology
Economics, political science, sociology
Political Science, Economics, Kannada.

The college follows annual system in teaching and examination process. As an affiliated college, it follows the syllabi framed, revised and updated every three to five years by the University. Though the institution does not have any role to play in curriculum design, faculty members forward suggestions to the University regarding curriculum design and updating of the syllabus. Academic audit is taking place by the Local Inspection Committee headed by the syndicate member of Karnataka University, Dharwad and the officials of the Directorate of Collegiate Education of Govt. of Karnataka.

Criterion II: Teaching-learning and Evaluation
Admission to various programmes is made transparently on the basis of students' academic records and interviews as per the admission norms of the State Government and regulations of the Karnatak University. All the students who apply for admission are admitted to the programme of their choice.

A written induction analysis has been recently introduced to assess the students' knowledge after the admissions. A teaching plan is prepared and followed based on the regulations of the Director of Collegiate Education and the management of the college. The practice of conducting periodic meetings of teachers to monitor the progress of teaching work and to implement suggestions for timely completion of the teaching work is appreciable. Extra sessions are engaged by the teachers to cover the syllabus. Study tours and visits to monuments are held to assist the students in the teaching-learning. The traditional class- room teaching method is supplemented by home assignments. Faculty-wise educational tours to places and establishments related to their subject areas are conducted to motivate students in the learning process. Teaching aids such as charts and maps are also used as audio-visual aids.

The evaluation schedule is made known to the students in the beginning of the academic year. The efforts taken by teachers in the conduct of monthly, quarterly, half yearly and model tests at the end of the year help the students to improve their academic performance. The Principal through self-appraisal reports and the students' feed back evaluates the teacher-performance. Selection of teachers and non-teaching staff members is based on university and government norms. The management appoints temporary teachers and non-teaching staff on part-time basis as and when there is delay in making regular appointments. One teacher each could complete Ph.D and M.Phil.programmes. Seven teachers attended national level seminar/conferences and one teacher from the English department attended an international conference. It is desirable to have more teachers participating and presenting papers in academic conferences. Self-appraisal method is adopted by teachers and the same is used for the assessment prior to promotion of teachers. The practice of the Principal reviewing the results of the students with the Heads of the Departments and setting targets for successive years is a welcome feature. The college is offering remedial courses in English to improve the communicative skills of weak students. During the last two years 10 teachers and the Librarian attended professional training programmes. The participation of faculty members in the Total Quality Management (TQM) and Human Resources Development (HRD) training programmes encouraged teachers in joining and working in activities of the quality movement. A number of committees involving the teachers assist the Principal in the various curricular and extra-curricular activities

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The research potential of the teaching faculty is yet to gather momentum. Majority of the teachers are yet to develop interest in research. One faculty member has Ph.D., degree and two of them are engaged in part time research and one has M.Phil degree. Another teacher is continuing studies leading to M.Phil. degree. One teacher is awaiting the award of research fellowship of the UGC. There is provision to enhance academic qualifications by availing of study leave granted by the college management and by the award of annual seed money allotted for research projects. It is recommended that more teachers may take up research. Eight teachers of the departments have undertaken project works supported by the management of the college and submitted the reports and four more are in progress. One of the teachers hold additional charge of extension activities.

The practice of offering adult education for grahini girls and illiterate rural women is laudable. Extension activities undertaken by the college include community development, health and hygiene awareness, blood donation camp, adult education and literacy, environmental awareness programmes, medical camp, AIDS awareness and social work. The staff and students join the Government and non-Government Organizations (NGOs) for pulse polio campaign, vanamahotsava, etc. The Management of the college is a reputed NGO engaged in a number of rural development programmes and the students and alumni of the college also take part in these activities. The efforts taken by the college with the support of the Management in rural development is worth mentioning. The faculty members of the Commerce department help the local Self-help Groups (SHG) with special reference to maintenance of accounts. The NSS unit of the college is also involved in a number of extension activities. The Physical Education Director is involved in the promotion of rural sports, which is healthy extension activity.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college at present is housed in tiled roofed structures constructed long ago and has built up accommodation in terms of class rooms, library, computer laboratory, staff rooms and sports room. There has been a change in the management of the college from the year 2000, which gave an impetus to the overall growth of the institution. The Peer team could see the new structures that are being constructed which will house the library, class rooms and the administrative office. The financial assistance from UGC is being supplemented through funds from management for the new construction. Infrastructure is maintained with Government and Management funds and the college has the practice of maintaining and verifying stock and inventories. The infrastructure facilities are optimally utilized and they are extended to local community and government activities. In tune with the philosophy of the Society, the campus is located in a remote rural area catering to the educational need of the tribal and rural community. The timetable is framed in such a way that the infrastructure is put to optimum use.

There is an advisory committee for the college library. The library has 4504 volumes of books over and above the facility of a book bank. The library subscribes to 41 periodicals and journals. The initiative of the college management in computerizing most of the functions of the library is worth mentioning. The library has an open access system with interactive search facility accessible to the students. It has a reading room with provision for viewing television and has charts and maps as learning aids. However, steps may be taken to equip the library with more accessions, reference books and internet facilities. The college has a computer laboratory facility with 14 computers and accessories optimally utilized by the students and staff members. The library has reprographic facilities, computers with internet connection and audio-video cassettes. There is arrangement for the maintenance of computers and accessories. There is need to further develop the computer laboratory with more number of terminals, procurement of necessary software, networking of the terminals and providing internet connection for more terminals. The maintenance of computers is centrally arranged with competent agencies. There are facilities for sports and games such as football, volleyball, cricket, kabaddi, kho-kho, tennicoit, chess and carom. The college has a sports field with a 200 metre track has plans for its upgradation. Ten percent of the students have hostel facilities provided through the boys and girls hostels.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
Over 70 percent of the admitted students appear for the examination on the completion of the stipulated studies and the dropout rate is moderately high at 30 percent. Progression to higher studies is 20 percent and it is 80 percent for employment. Some of the alumni are well placed in different official positions. It is remarkable to note that a good number of alumni are self-employed. The periodically updated prospectus of the college provides needed information regarding the admission rules, college conduct rules, courses with optional subjects, scholarship available for students, list of committees and calendar. Financial assistance from the State Government is available to a number of students as free ships and scholarships. Teachers undertake the responsibility of academic and personal counseling. The college has recently established a career guidance cell which may be further strengthened. The college may start a formal student grievance redressal committee. Services of a trained counselor is available to the needy students. The alumni association meets twice a year and it may be further strengthened. The NSS unit is providing opportunities to develop the overall personality of its volunteers.

The students have facilities for indoor games, outdoor games, nature club, debate club, audio-video facilities and cultural programmes. Athletes and sportspersons are encouraged through different incentives. The students of the college have won prizes for cultural as well as sports activities. Two students of the college are University Blues. One NSS girl volunteer represented the college at the state level and secured first prize. Students have the opportunities for a number activities through the college union, cultural and literary association, Karnataka Sangha, Women's Cell, NSS and subject associations. The initiatives to encourage meritorious students with the award of cash prizes are worth mentioning. The publication of a collection of students' creative writings in a book form may be made a regular feature. The college has a system for the timely disbursal of scholarships to benefit the students.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The college has an efficient coordinating and monitoring mechanism with the Administrator and the College Governing Council. The academic advisory committee of the college suggests ways and means for improving standards of education and management. The system of Principal and Administrator monitoring the work efficiency of teaching and non-teaching staff through periodic meetings is practised in the college. The responsibility of preparation of college calendar is with a committee assigned for the purpose. The college follows the criteria and norms prescribed by the Government and University regarding the recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff. The books of accounts are maintained efficiently. The non-teaching staff members including those of the library are given training in the use of computers. The quality of administration could be further enhanced by offering training facilities for non-teaching staff members in the use of technology supported systems. The fees for various academic programmes are as fixed by the university and the State Government. The management has made provision for skill based courses for students on payment of a nominal fee. Stock purchase rules are followed for the procurement of equipments and materials for the college and stock records are systematically maintained. The college has the practice of using the services of internal auditors to ensure the use of proper accounting, budgeting and auditing.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The Peer team has identified certain healthy practices prevailing in the college, which enhance the academic ambience of the institution.

An internal quality check mechanism exists in the form attendance records maintenance, periodical tests and assignments.

Development of overall personality and competitive spirit of the students.

Focus of the institution in improving the communicative skills of the students and teachers.

Imparting of value-based education by allocating one period per week in the timetable.

The recently introduced feedback mechanism by students.

Committed Management in offering quality education to the rural students

Promotion of computer education for B.Com students

Steps taken in library and office automation

Support of the management for research work of faculty members

Employment opportunities are provided to current and former students in the facilities managed by the Society.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The peer team appreciates the efforts of the college in reflecting a meaningful academic climate by way of commendations. It also recommends the following for further improvement:

Commendations:
Attempts of the in translating its vision and goals into the academic practice to a great extent.

Excellent rapport visible among the management, the Principal, the faculty, the administrative staff, the students, the parents and the alumni.

Total support offered by the management.

The general atmosphere of harmony and teamwork

Initiatives of the management in encouraging research through financial support

Participation of sizable number of faculty members and librarian in seminars and conferences.

Recommendations:
The college may explore the possibility of introducing some self-financing job-oriented courses in Information Technology, Computer Science, Journalism, Creative writing, Tourism, Travel and Ticketing and Management.

All teachers may be trained in the use of computers and internet and computer facilities may have to be extended to all departments

Computer education to the basic level could be provided to all students of the college.

The faculty members may be encouraged to submit proposals for minor and major research projects of UGC and other funding agencies.

The viability of introducing more electives in existing programmes and starting Science programmes may be explored.

Technology assisted teaching like use of multi-media may be introduced.

The present feedback system from the different sources may be institutionalised.

An N.C.C unit may be raised to enhance employment opportunities of students

Institutionalisation of awards and prizes for teachers and students may be considered.

The college may take steps to motivate every constituent to internalise the quality concept in each of their activity.

Based on the feedback received by the Peer team after visiting the college and interacting with the various constituents of the college - Principal, members of the management, teaching and non-teaching staff, students, alumni and the parents - and physical verification of the facilities, the team is convinced that the college has potential to grow into a quality institution.

Prof.K. Kuppuswamy Rao
Chairperson

Dr.Rajan Varughese
Member-Coordinator

Prof. (Mrs.) T.Sumitra
Member

Date : 22 - 01 - 2005

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