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Government Arts College, Hassan, Karnataka


Government Arts College, Hassan, Karnataka
Hassan (District Hassan)
Karnataka, India
Pin Code : 573201

Government Arts College, Hassan Karnataka is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Government Arts College, Hassan Karnataka is D.G.Krishne Gowda (Mobile 9480304026).

Government Arts College is situated in Hassan of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. email ID(s) is Government Arts College Hassan Karnataka

Website of Government Arts College, Hassan Karnataka is https://gfgc.kar.nic.in/gac-hassan.

Contact Details of Government Arts College, Hassan Karnataka are : 08172-267254
IT Coordinator: Mansur Pasha (Mobile 9740505925) Email Id: arkmansurpasha@gmail.com
IQAC Coordinator:Somashekar Desai (Mobile 9986015012)


Government Arts College, Hassan Karnataka runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
M.A., M.Com., B.A., BBM or BBA, B.Com.

Approval details: Government Arts College is affiliated with University of Mysore, Mysore

Media coverage of Government Arts College, Hassan Karnataka, Karnataka

NAAC report of Government Arts College

Section I : Introduction
Government Arts College, Hassan was established in the year 1946 and has been affiliated to the University of Mysore since 1958. Later in 1984, it was bifurcated as separate Arts and Science Colleges. In 1997, deleting the Pre-University Course from its fold, this Arts College became a First Grade College.

At present, there are a total of 1611 students studying in the College, out of which 1178 are boys and 433 are Girls. Six different programmes are offered under undergraduate studies. There are a total of 55 (20 female and 35 male) teachers out of which only 27 are on the permanent staff. Of the 55 teachers, only 4 have doctoral degree. On the administrative staff, there are 21 members (8 female and 13 male).

The College is situated in an area of 60 acres of land in the heart of the town of Hassan. The College got recognition of the UGC under 2F in September, 1984 and under 12B on 31-01-2003.

The Government Arts College, Hassan, Karnataka volunteered to be assessed by NAAC, Bangalore. The self-study report of the College was submitted to the NAAC in March 2003. A Peer Team was constituted by NAAC to visit the institution and validate the report. The Peer Team consisted of Prof. G.K. Sasidharan former Vice Chancellor / Pro Vice Chancellor University of Calicut, Kerala, as Chair Person and Rev. G. Lawrence Amal Raj S.J., Principal, Arul Annadar College (Autonomous), Karmathur, as Member. The visit was co-ordinated by Dr.G.Srinivas, Deputy Adviser, NAAC. The peer Team visited the College on 30th and 31st March 2003.

The Peer Team carefully perused, analysed and verified the self study report, submitted by the institution. During the visit of the institution, the Peer Team went through all the relevant records, visited all the Departments, examined the facilities and interacted with the Management (representative of Directorate of Collegiate Education, the Chairman and members of College Development Council), the Principal, the teaching staff, the non teaching staff, the students, the parents and Alumni association. The Peer Team scrutinised the academic, co-curricular, extra curricular, sports, cultural and extension activities of the College.

Based on the above exercise and in tune with the criteria specified by NAAC, the
Peer Team made the following assessment and value judgement as follows:

Section II: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion 1 - Curricular Aspects
The College is a Government and affiliated to University of Mysore. The mission and goals are the same as those of the Government Colleges in the State. It serves as an institution rendering a great service in giving education to downtrodden, especially belonging to SC, ST and Backward classes (nearly 97%) around the surrounding rural areas. There are 10 departments namely - Kannada, Hindi, Sanskrit, English, History, Economics, Political Science, Sociology and Geography under the faculty of Arts and Commerce under the Faculty of Commerce.

There are five options in Arts subjects with five combinations and Commerce with two optional subjects.

Almost all the courses except B.Com is conventional courses. However, the B.Com course is application oriented with a skill component of 30%.

At present, the College has no professional courses. The College has no choice in making changes in the curriculum of the University, except that is done through senior staff members of the College working in different academic boards of the University. For starting a new course it takes about a year. No new courses have been started in the last three years. There is an academic audit of the College, done every year.

Criterion II - Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The admission of the students is on the basis of their marks obtained i.e., through their academic records. Test papers, terminal examinations and preparatory examinations are held at par with the University exams. Remedial classes are conducted to those who are below average. Teachers prepare their teaching plans and extra classes are also conducted to complete the syllabus. Only two departments could organise seminars during the last three years. The evaluation methods are communicated to the students by the teachers at the beginning of the year. The college has an effective self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the teachers. The Principal collects the filled in proforma of the teachers' self-appraisal. Students also using a format supplied by the Principal make the evaluation of the teachers' performance. Two of the teachers received teaching award. The college has no national and international linkages established for teaching / or research.

The number of part time teachers exceeds that of the full time teachers. The attendance of the students is monitored and informed to the parents. Only very few teachers have attended seminars or workshops as participants or resource persons for the last two years. Only one has availed FIP. There is a fair distribution of faculty in different committees. The results of the College had been found to be consistently good and appreciated by Directorate of Higher Education.

Criterion III - Research, Consultancy and extension
The research activities in this College are to be prompted greatly. No consultancy services are also offered. A lot of extension activities are going on in the college. The extension activities include community development, social work, health and hygiene awareness, medical camps, adult education and literacy, blood donation camps, AIDS awareness and environmental awareness. There are two NSS units doing social work. Two of the NCC cadets represented the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi. The College is actively associating with the NGO's like Rotary, Lion, Inner Wheel, District Samskrithika Vedike etc., and GO's like Municipal Office, District Office, District Forest Office in their social activities.

Criterion IV - Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College campus comprises of sixty acres of land in the heart of the town. The funds from Government, the UGC, the Management and the PTA are used for the maintenance and development of the infrastructure. The College shares the use of its resources by providing physical facilities to external agencies like the Banks, GOs, Karnataka State Open University etc. The NCC and NSS students help in keeping the campus clean. There is only one general library in which there are 29311 books and a Book Bank facility with 8247 books. The library works from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and there are no Xerox and computer facilities in the library. There are three PCs with printers kept in a separate room in the college. No department has separate Computer facility.

Health services are not available in the college. There is a good cricket ground, a volleyball court, shuttle badminton court, a kabbadi and kho-kho court, table tennis and a ball badminton court. There is a stadium adjacent to the college, where the athletic track is used by the students. Some students participated in the National Meet like Volleyball, kho-kho and 20 KM cross country race. The Physical Education Department is equipped with required facilities.

There are five students' hostels in the neighborhood run by the Government and 467 students of the college are accommodated in these hostels. There is a canteen, but no guest house facility.

Criterion V - Student support and Progression
The percentage of students appearing for the qualifying examination is 93 to 94 with the drop out rate of 6 to 7 percent. The college takes interest in providing financial support to deserving students by making scholarships available to them from the Central Government, State Government and the University, GOs and NGOs. Teachers participate in academic and personal counseling of the students. The employment cell motivates the students to seek self-employment. The Alumni Association of the College is very helpful for the developmental activities of the College. Recreational services like indoor games, out door games, debate clubs, students magazines, cultural programmes and various sports events are available for the students.

Criterion VI - Organisation and Management
It is a Government College. For day today maintenance and development of the College, there is a College Development Council (CDC) under the Chairmanship of the local MLA. The Chairman and the committee take keen interest in the development of the College. A College council is constituted comprising of all the heads of the Departments as members and the Principal as the Chairman. Important decisions are taken by the council. The council is assisted by different committees.

The College charges the fees as prescribed by the Government. There is a grievance redressal cell for teaching staff, non-teaching staff and students. Various types of loans have been routed to the teaching and non-teaching staff as per the rules of the State Government.

Criterion VII - Healthy Practices
The College has a mechanism for internal quality checks through monthly meetings of staff members, convened by the Principal. The College has a planning cell and is sensitized to latest managerial concepts. Guest Lectures by experts on health care, film shows, literacy etc. are arranged with the assistance of the other external agencies and departments.

Through effective teaching, tutorial system, terminal examination, personal attention, implementation of co and extra curricular activities, value based education is imparted to students. Teachers are committed to highlight the importance of civic responsibilities of the students. N.S.S. of the College in collaboration with GO's and NGO's carry out the extension activities. New teaching techniques like group discussion, extempore speech, quiz programmes etc are tried.

Section III: Overall Analysis
The Peer Team, after the study of the Self Study Report, and after its visit to various Departments, on verifying the academic and physical facilities of Government Arts College, Hassan, which serves mainly the socially and economically deprived sections to achieve the higher goals of excellence and social justice, likes to commend the Institution for the following aspects.

As a Government College, this Institution faces many constraints. But the College has been endeavoring to impart quality education at the under graduate level.

One important aspect of the Institution is that though it is housed in an urban area, it caters mainly to the needs of the rural students.

Though the strength of the part time teachers is equal to the number of permanent teachers, the teachers are engaged in student welfare academic activities like conducting remedial classes, extra classes and preparation of teaching plans. They could also offer consultancy services to the nearby industries, schools, NGO's, GO's etc.

Even though the number of books is yet to be increased, the turn over seems to be good and the Book Bank system is to be appreciated.

The College gets very effective assistance from CDC.

The inter relations between the various components of the College namely, the Management, Principal, Teaching Staff, Non-teaching Staff, Students, Parents and alumni are very impressive.

Inspite of the fact that 80% of the students of the College are from backward areas, the results produced are good, though the students admitted have comparatively low marks.

The academic leadership of the college is well appreciated by the constituent components of the College.

Efforts to maintain the discipline in the campus is to be appreciated.

The dedication and commitment of the teaching and non-teaching staff is very impressive.

The involvement and the assistance of the alumni and PTA to the development of the College is commendable.

In view of the analysis of the Self Study Report and the physical verification, the Peer Team proposes to make the following suggestions'.

The College has enough potential to start more job oriented U.G. and P.G courses. The management and the concerned authorities are advised to bring in more number of such courses in the near future, since that will help the poor and down trodden getting more job opportunities.

The number of books in the Library is to be increased and proper issue register etc, are to be maintained. The Library has to be computerised with modern amenities. A Xerox machine in the Library is to be installed at the earliest. It can seek assistance of the INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad.

The Office and to the extent possible, the teaching departments are to be computerised. Internet facility to be introduced.

Computer training is to be arranged for both teaching staff, non-teaching staff and students.

The self-appraisal of non-teaching staff is also to be systematised.

The toilet facilities for students are to be improved.

The transport facilities are to be made sufficient in tune with the requirements of the students coming from far off places. Taking suitable steps with the concerned authority The working time of the College also is to be suitably changed, if required.

The ratio of permanent teachers to part time teachers is not in good shape. Hence, immediate arrangement must be made to appoint more permanent teachers in the existing vacancies.

As a part of job oriented courses, the possibility of starting Military Technician courses (Degree and Diploma) can be explored.

Research programmes can be started in the departments of Kannada and Sanskrit with the available faculty.

Starting of a Degree course on Library Science (B Lib. Sc.) can be considered after computerisation and expansion of facilities in the library.

The teak plantation and the plantation of fruit trees in an area of 20 acres in the campus are maintained with the collaboration of State Forest Department and are kept as a model for the other Institutions.

The Peer Team believes that this exercise of assessment and accreditation will enable the College to transform its potential into a reality.

The Peer Team acknowledges the support and assistance from the College Authorities, Staff, Students, alumni and Parents in the evaluation process of the College.

(Prof. G.K. Sasidharan)

(Dr. Fr. Lawrence Amal Raj S.J.)

Prof. N.N. Putta Swamy
Govt. Arts College

Dated 31st March 2003

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