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NDRK First Grade College, Hassan, Karnataka


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NDRK First Grade College, Hassan, Karnataka
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Udayagiri Extension
Hassan (District Hassan)
Karnataka, India
Pin Code : 573201


NDRK First Grade College, Hassan Karnataka is a recognised institute / college. Status: Private Aided.
Principal of NDRK First Grade College, Hassan Karnataka is SHYAMBHAT.

NDRK First Grade College is situated in Hassan of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of NDRK First Grade College, Hassan Karnataka is +91-8172-268029.

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NDRK First Grade College, Hassan Karnataka runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).


Approval details: NDRK First Grade College is affiliated with University of Mysore, Mysore



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NAAC report of NDRK First Grade College

Section 1:
Preface
N.D.R.K. First Grade College, Hassan, Karnataka State, an institution established in 1977 under the auspices of Boovanahally Channakeshava Swamy Vidya Samsthe (BCKSVS) volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Banglore. The institution has conducted the preliminary self-study for this purpose and submitted the Self-Study Report (SSR) to NAAC. A Peer Team was constituted by NAAC to validate the SSR submitted by the college. The Team consisting of Prof V.Venkaiah, Executive Director, Grade, Dr B R Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad, as Chairperson, Dr Dileep Pokale, Principal, Vinayak Patel College, Vaijapur, Maharastra, as Member and Prof Raja Mutthirulandi, Director, Centre for Communication Studies & Centre for Human Rights Education, Periyar EVR College (Autonomous), Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, as Member- Co-ordinator visited the institution on 6 & 7th Sep 2004 to validate the SSR. Dr Jagannath Patil, Assistant Adviser, NAAC functioned as the coordinating officer from NAAC.

N.D.R.K First Grade College, Hassan run by a private management (which runs 9 other educational institutions) is in semi-urban location in a campus of 2 acres and 6 guntas. The college offers 4 UG programmes - B.A, B.Com. B.B.M., and B.Sc. The faculty strength of this college is 38 of which 23 are permanent (60.55%), 7 temporary and 8 part time (both constituting 39.47%). There are 6 women teachers . Only one teacher has M.Phil as the highest qualification. 15 members constitute the administrative staff and 2 more are on technical staff. The student strength is 1011 of which 210 are girls (21%). The unit cost of education is Rs.56,000. As its temporal plan, the college follows semester and annual systems. No credit system is in vogue. The college has permanent affiliation with the University of Mysore.

There are 12 departments-Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science in faculty of Science, History, Education, Political Science, Economics, Mathematics, Sociology, English, Kannada and Hindi in faculty of Arts and Commerce in faculty of Commerce. A Central library, Computer Centre, Canteen, Vehicle Parking Space, Grievance Redressal Cell, Welfare schemes and Sports facilities are support services available in this college.

In the last two batches of 2001-02 and 2002-03, the dropout rate is 32.41% and 23.35% respectively. The pass percentage is 74.66% and 68.14%. There are a good number of first classes among the passed candidates. Two students of the last batch have secured ranks in the Business Management course. There were 289 working days in an average during the past three years, for the college and the library.; teaching days were 206.There are 8227 books in the library and subscription for 2 journals and 9 periodicals. The college has 20 computers. At present there is no linkage or collaborations of any kind with any National or International Institutions.

The Peer Team carefully perused and analysed the SSR submitted by the institution. During the institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited departments, acquainted itself with the facilities and interacted with various constituents of the institution. The existing academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports facilities and extension activities of the institution were taken note of during the visit and at the Peer Team discussions. The Peer Team also interacted at length with the members of the Governing Body, Principal, Faculty, Administrative staff, Students, a few alumni and parents of the students of this college.

Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer Team has taken a value judgment. The assessment of the Institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are listed below.

Section 2: Criterion -wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
This college is one of the educational institutions run by BCKSVS. The goals of the parent organisation and this college have been stated. There is some flexibility in the course offerings. Review of curricula would happen only when the affiliating university updates the same. Normally it takes a year for the college to introduce any new programme. The college has not introduced any new programme in the last 3 years. While being non-autonomous, there could only be limited scope for getting the particular institutional goals and objectives reflected in the curricula of the courses offered in the college. The opportunities for the staff of the institution to contribute to the curriculum design of the university has been at the minimum. The Principal has served for two terms as a member of the Authorities(Senate, Syndicate and Academic council) of the affiliating University and a couple of teachers have served as Members of Boards of Studies.

Adoption of innovations such as modular curricula, inter/multi disciplinary approach is not done so far. Being a non-autonomous affiliated college of the University of Mysore, the College has to necessarily follow the system and the syllabi prescribed by the University in respect of the courses offered in the institution. Accordingly both the semester for all courses (from this year) and non-semester system of examinations (for II & III years BA,B.Com and B.Sc) is now in force.

In the matter of elective options offered in the college, the students have some choice. The college has so far not been subject to any academic audit by the University and no remarkable innovation in curriculum design has taken place. Obtaining feedback from employers, user-industries/ organisations etc, in any systematic manner is yet to take place.

In order to achieve its aims and objectives, the college could undertake a need survey in its service area and plan for introduction of new programmes for which felt-needs have been ascertained. The college could also strive to gather more representations for its faculty in the University bodies/ committees responsible for curriculum design. Introduction of more short-term, add-on courses could increase the levels of skill acquirement and employability of the learners.

Feedback on programmes and interaction with academic peers and employers is considered as one of the useful ways to become relevant in the changing contexts. Feedback offered by the inspection teams of the parent University are certainly helpful, but may not be enough. It would help the college to embark upon systematic exercises of review of on-going academic programmes in the college and redesign its inputs and delivery systems so as to enhance the quality of education offered. The College could establish a more formal an defectively working system of feedback on its programmes and regular interaction with academic peers and employees.

Criterion II:
Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
The admissions of students for the courses are made on the basis of their academic records. Teachers are encouraged to make teaching plans that are monitored by the HOD's and the Principal. Remedial classes are conducted for the disadvantaged students. The advanced learners are provided with extra learning facilities and persuaded to participate in competitions etc. Special classes are conducted to make good any loss of working days. Group assignments, discussions, seminars, fieldwork, study tours are supplements to the lecture method of teaching. Of the 293 working days, 206 are the teaching days. The evaluation methods are communicated to the students in the classes. The college has currently no scheme of monitoring the overall performance of the students.

Teacher recruitments are made as per Government rules. No recruitments have been made during the last 2 years due to the ban on such recruitments in the State. 6 teachers have attended national level seminars; 10 teachers have attended seminars/ workshops held at regional levels. Performances of the teachers are evaluated by self-appraisal. Students also evaluate teachers' performance. The college has conducted a one-day workshop in 2003 for the English lecturers of the Hassan district. all the permanent teachers each have attended orientation and refresher courses. 4 faculty members have served in committees at the university level.

The college could encourage more participation of its teachers in national and International Level seminars/ workshops, etc. for continued academic progress. The college could also plan and organise more faculty development programmes in the campus for facilitating their professional development. The mechanism of staff appraisal, appraisal of staff by students and the follow-up of feedback could be made more systematic.

Institution of teaching awards, incentives for academic achievements and the like may be planned to encourage teachers perform better. To enhance levels and ranges of teaching inputs, beneficial linkages with prime institutions/user-industries could be worked out.

Application of new technologies for teaching, creation of facilities to have increased use of computers, Internet, etc. could be carried out by the College to further effectiveness of teaching Frequent and evenly structured assessment of students' attainment of knowledge and acquiring of skills after the admissions to their programmes of studies, introduction of more AV and other hi-tech teaching aids, intensive training and development avenues for both teaching and administrative staff etc. would go a long way to make the quality of education and services offered by the institution better.

Criterion III:
Research, Consultancy and Extension
Research is not a significant activity of the college. There is no provision for teachers getting study leave or seed money for research. One teacher is carrying out part-time research. No consultancy services are carried out and the college has 2 teachers to look after extension activities as additional responsibility.

The college supports participation of teachers and students in extension activities. Extension activities in the broad areas of Health and Hygiene awareness, AIDS awareness, Environmental awareness, Adult Education and Literacy, Social Work, Medical Camps, Blood Donation Camps have been carried out. One student has secured State award for NSS (1999-2000) and a National Youth Award (2001-02). Participation of NSS student in RD parade is recorded during the past 3 years.

The College could make early efforts to develop a research culture among teaching staff. Provision of seed- money, constituting and strengthening research committee, encouraging more teachers to avail of facilities available in Distance Education /Open Universities to pursue M.Phil programmes, motivating staff to use their expertise to offer consultancy, providing incentives to teachers to present/ publish papers in academic fora /journals, offering tangible incentives to those who engage in research activities etc, could be planned.

The college could initiate early efforts to have UGC recognition under 2(f) and 12(B). The college should also make earnest attempts to have local, national and international contacts and collaborations in possible areas to enhance effectiveness and quality of its educational services. With the aim of further promoting research, the college could also make efforts to generate funds from different sources. Assistance of finance for research from different external agencies other than UGC (eg: -DST, CSIR etc.) would also encourage the faculty to carry out research activities.

Criterion IV:
Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has sufficient infrastructure for offering its current programmes; allows its infrastructure to be used by agencies like KPSC for conduct of competitive examinations. There is an Advisory Committee for the library. The library has no provision for inter-library borrowings. In the past 2 years, a total number of 853 books have been added to the holdings of the library. Book bank facility is not there. The library has no facility like AV-Cassettes and Internet. There is a Computer room with 20 computers meant for Computer Science and Commerce students. The computer room is open during college working hours.

Health check-ups, lectures on Health and Hygiene and awareness programme are organised by the college. The sports and playground facilities are modest Using the stadium nearby creates facilities for outdoor games. Outstanding sport persons are given encouragement cash incentives and mementoes. The students from the college have participated in inter-university and state level tournaments.

The computer facilities are accessible only during the working hours of the college. It would be helpful if more computers are added and more time for access to computers for students and staff is given. Sports and playground facilities could be augmented and further encouragement may be extended to students excelling in sports. Towards offering better health care facilities for students, regular entry-level health check ups for students may be adopted.

Computer Aided learning packages could be developed or procured for courses offered in the college. Inter-library linking/ borrowing, book-bank facility, establishment of a visible grievance redressal cell etc. will enhance levels infrastructure and student amenities in the campus.

Criterion V:
Student Support and Progression
The average drop-out rate with reference to the previous 2 batches is above 22.8%. The college does not have data on student progression to employment, further studies and other stages of life. The college publishes updated prospectus annually. The prospectus contains information on courses offered, admission procedures, general rules etc. Central and State government scholarships, University Endowments scholarship etc., are available to the students. More than 100 students have benefited from the scholarship schemes during the past 2 years. An Employment cell has been opened recently in this college. The college has a recently started Alumni association. Games, Debate Clubs, Cultural Programmes, Student Magazine, Annual Excursions etc, provide Recreational / leisure time avenues for the students.

A working system of feedback from all the stakeholders is an area that the College could strengthen. The College would do well to have a better system of documentation and keep a more systematic record of students' progression to further studies, employment etc. Forging meaningful contacts with University Employment Information and Guidance Bureau and local employment exchanges could strengthen the activities of the Employment Cell. The College having a standing of more than two and half decades could have planned and implemented academic expansion and introduction of Post-Graduate programmes in subjects where felt need are identified.

Criterion VI:
Organisation and Management
This is a College managed by a Trust that runs some other educational institutions in the state. The Trust that runs this college is sound financially. There is a local Managing Committee for this Grants-in-aid college. The local committee is headed by a President and the college Principal is a member of the local management committee The College follows rules and regulations laid down by the Government, the University and its own Governing Body. No external organisation or agency has been involved in the study of the organisation and management of this institution.

The Principal checks the records and registers maintained by the non-teaching staff. A special committee prepares the academic calendar. There is a Grievance redressal cell in the college. The college has a number of committees for the sharing of responsibilities related to the management of the institution.

The college could think of inviting external agencies to study and evaluate its organisation and management. The system of obtaining feedback on administrative staff from students and teachers could also be there. Conduct of periodical professional development programmes for administrative staff may prove to be more effective in the long run. The College would do well to establish separate Grievance Redressal Cells for staff. The management could set aside some more funds for implementing staff welfare schemes. The management could also have specific programme for developing this college.

Criterion VII:
Healthy Practices
At present the college has no measures to adopt strategic planning, teamwork, and other latest managerial concepts. This institution has established no linkage for training and research at national and international level. The college has an un-aided combination for B.Sc course. Civic responsibilities are inculcated through activities of NSS. Staff members are encouraged to update the knowledge for students remedial classes are conducted. There is a separate rest room for girls. The college shuns ragging by students.

The following aspects are commended:

Leadership provided and good inter-personal relationship established by the Principal;

Management's commitment to the cause of providing education to the poor and its willingness to support development of this college;

Establishment of several committees for sharing responsibilities of works of the college;

Self-assessment of teachers as one of the means adopted by the College for internal quality check;

Remedial coaching for weaker students;

Organising various activities through NSS to inculcate civic responsibilities and social awareness;

Organising cultural events to bring out talents of the learners

Achievements in sports even in the context of current modest ground facilities;

Offering educational opportunities to a good number of SC & ST students;

Section 3:
Overall Analysis
After going through the SSR, presentations by the Principal during the visit; after its visits to various academic and physical facilities, the Peer Team commends the College for its positive features listed earlier.

For further development and faster improvement of the college and to enhance the quality of educational service, the Peer Team would like to suggest the following to the Institution for its consideration:

The college could initiate early efforts to have UGC recognition [Under sections 2(f) and 12 (B)]

The college should undertake measures to identify thrust areas of study and introduce socially relevant and modern academic programmes.

Expansion of the academic programmes by adding self-financing courses, short-term certificate / diploma programmes and introducing PG programmes could be worked out.

The college should initiate measures to upgrade facilities and holdings of library.

Computerisation of administrative and library process be undertaken.

Concerted efforts to be made by the faculty to improve their qualifications making use of all available openings and acquire higher/ research degrees;

Faculty members should be motivated to publish their research works in State, National and International journals

On the basis of formal methods of Teacher Evaluation by Students, 'Best Teacher Awards' could be instituted to encourage productive teaching and achievements by teachers.

College may initiate steps to generate funds for developmental activities through Alumni and Parent-Teacher Association. For this, the College should strengthen the activities of these associations.

Academic Audit mechanism could be introduced.

The college could network with business/ industry/ educational organisations in its neighbourhood for enhancing academic services, excellence and exchange of expertise.

Ensuring availability of more Audio visual, teaching aids and more and more use of new technology in teaching-learning-evaluation-processes.

Analysis of causes of dropout rate and find workable remedies for the same.

Strengthen formal working mechanism to get feed-back from all the stake-holders and collaborators.

Organise Professional development programmes for faculty and staff.

The Peer Team is of the opinion that this exercise will be useful to the institution to initiate and sustain quality enhancement strategies towards further growth and development.

The Peer Team places on record its appreciation to the Management, the Principal and the entire team of staff for the present introspection undertaken.

The Peer Team wishes them all the best in their pursuit of excellence in higher education.

Prof V.Venkaiah
Chair Person

Dr Dileep Pokale
Member

Prof Raja Mutthirulandi
Member-Coordinator

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