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Sri Adichunchanagiri First Grade College, Hassan, Karnataka


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Sri Adichunchanagiri First Grade College, Hassan, Karnataka
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Channarayapatna
Hassan (District Hassan)
Karnataka, India
Pin Code : 573116


Sri Adichunchanagiri First Grade College, Hassan Karnataka is a recognised institute / college. Status: Private Aided.
Principal of Sri Adichunchanagiri First Grade College, Hassan Karnataka is SOMASUNDARA.

Sri Adichunchanagiri First Grade College is situated in Hassan of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Hassan comes under Hassan Tehsil, Hassan District.

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Contact Details of Sri Adichunchanagiri First Grade College, Hassan Karnataka are : 08176-252266



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


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



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NAAC report of Sri Adichunchanagiri First Grade College

Section - I :
Introduction:
Sri Adichunchanagiri First Grade College, Channarayapatna, Hassan District, Karnataka was established in June, 1979. Channarayapatna is on the Bangalore-Mangalore Highway (NH48) which is 140km from Bangalore. This place is a business centre dealing mainly with copra and sugarcane. Access to education in Channarayapatna was limited. and to ensure that the rural youth could secure higher education, the college was stated in Channarayapatna.

Sri Adichunchanagiri First Grade College has submitted its Self Study Report in 2003 to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore and a Peer Team, comprising of Prof. S. LAKSHMI, former Vice Chancellor, Mother Teresa Women's University, Kodaikanal as Chairperson and Prof. K. SASIKUMAR, former Principal, Sree Narayana College, Kollam and Prof. DEO SUBHASH ATMARAM, Principal, R.P. Gogate College of Commerce and R.V. Jogalekar College of Commerce, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, as Members.
Dr. M.S. Shyamasundar, Deputy Adviser, NAAC was the coordinating officer.

The team visited the college on 28-29 December 2004. The Peer Team interacted extensively with the Management, the Principal, the Teaching Faculty, Non-Teaching Staff, the Librarian, the students, Alumni and parents. To validate the information provided by the Self Study Report, the team visited the departments, classrooms, library, laboratories and other facilities based on which, the assessment report is prepared.

This college is one of the several institutions run by Sri Adichunchanagiri Shikshana Trust. The Trust runs a number of Degree colleges, institutions of Medical Education, colleges of Engineering, Polytechnics, institutions of Teacher Education, several PUC Colleges, a large number of High Schools, primary schools & institutions of Sanskrit education besides one residential school for the Blind, one Institute of Commerce and one yoga school.

Sri Balagangadhara Natha Swamiji is the chairman and Patron of all these institutions. Sri H.C.Srikantaiah, former MP & Minister is the president & Sri H.S. Vijaykumar is the secretary of the Management

Aims and Objectives: Mission, Motto and Vision
The goals and objectives of the college are the educational advancement of the socially, economically and educationally backward people of the rural region in and around Channarayapatna.

This college is affiliated to the University of Mysore (Year 1979) and is aided by the Government of Karnataka. UGC has recognized the college in October 1999, under clauses 2f and 12B, for funding.

The setting is rural and the campus area is 7.5 acres which is shared by 4 more institutions. The college offers three undergraduate courses. (i.e., in Sciences, Arts and in Commerce) and the UG programmes are 14 in number.

The permanent teachers are 27 (3F + 22M) in total and part time teachers are 22 (9F + 13M). The administrative staff are 24 in number (2F + 22M). The number of students in total is 1311. The college follows the annual system as well as the semester system. The Unit cost of college education with salary components is Rs.9637 (i.e., total recurring expenditure / the number of students enrol No.)

The total number of books in the main library is 14843 & 1347 in the departmental libraries of various departments and the working days of the library are 290 for this year. Journals are 4 and periodicals are 19 in number.

Besides grant in aid, received from the Government of Karnataka and the funding from the UGC, financial support is provided by the management. Donations are also received.

Section II Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I - Curricular aspects
The goals and objectives of the College are stated in the Self Study Report so as to provide facilities of higher education to the rural, backward, socially disadvantaged and minority youth and prepare them to face life with self confidence. At the Degree level all the students have been offering Kannada as their first language and English as the second language. The following combinations of subjects are offered under the faculty of Arts: History, Economics & Political Science, History, Economics & Sociology, Economics, Kannada, & Political Science, History, Sociology & Geography, History, Economics & Geography. Under the faculty of Commerce B.Com Degree Course is offered and under the Faculty of Science the following combinations are offered: Mathematics, Physics, & Chemistry, Chemistry, Botany & Zoology. The College follows programs as per the rules and regulations of the University of Mysore and the students have the option to choose any of the combinations given above. The institution has to develop industry- college interaction. The academic freedom of the college is limited to participation of teachers in framing syllabi and curriculum at the university level as members of the academic council.

Criterion II - Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
The college admits students on the basis of their academic achievements. Out of the 1310 students 585 are females students while 725 are male students. There were 290 working days and 180 teaching days. The students' skills and knowledge are assessed through assignments, discussions etc. in addition to tests. The disadvantaged students are provided with remedial courses through tutorial classes. Meritorious students are motivated by encouragement. The teachers maintain a teaching diary. The college maintains records of tutorial, assignments, test papers and other evaluation schemes. The lecture method of teaching is supplemented by seminars and discussions. However the audiovisual facilities have to be improved. The evaluation results are communicated to the students and the College monitors the overall performance of the students and their level of achievements. The teachers maintain personal relationship with students and their parents, which go a long way in enhancing the level of motivation and inspiration of students. The teachers are recruited as per the Government rules. The college has the freedom to appoint temporary staff and pay them remuneration. More teachers have to be encouraged to participate in seminars, conferences and refresher courses. The college follows the performance appraisal of teachers by students. The institution has to utilize the facility offered by the UGC for faculty improvement schemes.

Criterion III - Research, Consultancy and Extension
No research or consultancy activity has been taken up by the faculty of the college as it is an undergraduate college. There is no designated person for extension activities. However the college encourages programmes related to community development, adult education, literacy, AIDS awareness, blood donation camp etc. The college has NSS as well as NCC programmes. The NSS camps are held in backward villages and people are motivated and enlightened about various social evils like untouchability, environmental pollution etc.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure & Learning Resources-
The College has sufficient infrastructure for the conduct of Classes and Practical, Administrative Office space including Office for Principal, Staff Room, Class Rooms, NSS Office, Students' Welfare Office, Ladies Room, Play Ground, and Physical Education Department. The facilities in the College are used at optimum level.

There is an Advisory Committee for the College Library. The Library has 16190 Books in total and subscribes to 04 Journals and 19 Periodicals. Book Bank facility is also available in the Library to the limited extent. The Library Works from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on all the working days The Library has reprographic facilities. It is desirable to automate the Library with installation of Computers Internet Connection and online reference facilities may be provided in the Library. The Library may be strengthened with more accessions and periodicals. The College has Sports and Games facilities for Kho-Kho, Volleyball, and a playground for other games. The infrastructure facilities for few more games and athletics may have to be improved. The College provides adequate drinking water facilities and parking facilities. The college has 10 Computers. The College may develop its own Computer Centre so that faculty member as well as students may have access to Computers. The College may develop at earliest possible the infrastructure as per Master Plan prepared by the Management.

Criterion V: Student Support & Progression
The College caters mostly to the needs of rural students from the villages in the region. Some information to progression of the students to employment and further studies is available with the College. The pass percentage in the year 2003-04 was 80. During the year 2002-03 as many as 99 students have been beneficiaries of financial aid, The financial assistance relates to fees concession in respect of 285 students and SC/ST Scholarship to 73 students The College has an Alumni Association. A number of alumni members of the College is occupying prominent positions in different walks of life.

The students have facilities for out door and indoor games, Debating Club, Nature Club, Audio Video facilities, and Cultural programmes. Teachers offer personal counselling to the students in an informal way. Remedial Courses are held for weak students. NCC & NSS programmes encourage students to participate in various extra curricular activities. The College has Employment Cell and students' Welfare Office, which provide information on job opportunities.

CRITERION VI: Organization & Management
The College is managed by the Sri Adichunchanagiri Shikshan Sansthegul a premier educational trust in Channarayapatna a Taluk of Hassan District of Karnataka State. The Governing Council consists representatives from all walks of life including senior teachers of the College. The Governing Council of the College meets twice in a year. For the various activities of the College Committees of the staff members are formed. Non-teaching staff and students also play some role in the Management of the College. As is evident from the audited statements of accounts, the budget deficit for the year 2003-04 was met by the Management.

The day-to-day functioning of Non-Teaching Staff is monitored and assed by the Principal. A Committee prepares the academic calendar of the College, which is headed by the Principal. The audit is done by the Collegiate Education Department. The College has an internal audit mechanism to ensure quality in financial matters. The Principal along with selected staff members constitute the Grievance Redressal Cell. All the purchases in the College are done as per the procedure laid down in the Karnataka Financial Code.

The members of Teaching and Non-teaching Staff need to be encouraged to attend Training Programmes to update their knowledge and skills. It is desired that Non-teaching Staff members are made Computer Literate. The Management and Principal can evolve a long term plan for the growth of the institutions, keeping in view the vision, mission, goals and objectives.

CRITERION VII: Healthy Practices
The College follows programmes, which are significant to the overall growth of the students in order to create a conductive environment by way of adopting the following healthy practices.
Internal Co-coordinating Mechanism with the Principal, Teachers and Non-teaching Staff members.

Student participation in Gymkhana activities.

No. of Welfare Projects for Teaching & Non-teaching Staff members.

Existence of cordial atmosphere on the College Campus.

Leadership Training & Extension Activities carried out with the help of NGO's NCC and NSS.

Section III: Overall Analysis
Sri Adichunchanagiri First Grade College, Channarayapatna has adequate facilities for teaching and learning in a fine campus of 7.5 acres and has ample scope for quality in higher education. It has a good library with14843+1347 books

Facilities for sports, Computer Science, Welfare Schemes, Guest House, Canteen, Vehicle parking shed and non-residence center and grievance redressal cell are available. This co-education college enjoys good discipline and has a fine value system.

The interaction with the students shows that there is a good rapport between the teachers and the students. The college is well equipped with furniture and other facilities for staff and students.

The NCC, NSS and sport wings offer training in discipline, service and sportsmanship.

Tests, Seminars and assignments are used to assess students' achievements. This needs to be strengthened. Students hail from the rural setting but this has not been a handicap for some of them from securing University ranks and first classes. The college is an affiliated institution of the Mysore University and hence has little flexibility in curriculum planning and content. Of course, some of the faculty members are actively involved in curriculum designing as members of the Board of Studies in their respective disciplines. The status of autonomy is needed for practicing curriculum innovation.

Teacher - evaluation by students and by peers helps to improve teacher-performance. Teachers have served as members of the Board of Examiners of the University. This experience could help them to plan for a Question Bank at college and to develop their skills in objective evaluation.

The college has a campus of 7.5 acres with ever green trees and plants. The classrooms are adequately equipped with ample provision for laboratories and for the library, where IT facilities are yet to be utilized for effectiveness and speed.

Academic assistance for backward students is provided by the tutorial system. Financial assistance, to the needy is not wanting.

The Governing Council of the college has representatives from different walks of life. Administration of the college is done by different committees constituted of the faculty, under the leadership of the Principal. The atmosphere for understanding and humane relationship, prevails in the college campus. The relationship between the Principal, the faculty members and the students is cordial. Thus the college enjoys several positive aspects, which add significance to the institution of higher education.

The following recommendations are made for the future growth and development of the institution.

RECOMMENDATIONS
The college has more than one thousand students, for whose welfare a health centre is essential. Hostel facilities for students who come from distant homes are suggested.

Collaborative academic work and linkage at the state & national levels are recommended. Exposure to knowledge outside the campus is essential today, to achieve success in the Global village.

Industry - neighborhood networking is very important for growth of the college and this needs to be planned.

Students who are weak in academic achievement, need to be helped by remedial teaching, action-research and extra-coaching. The advanced learners could be given the responsibility of coaching weak-students, with guidance from the faculty.

Challenging programmes are needed for the advanced learners, lest they lose their interest and motivation for study. The college could incorporate challenging tasks for the advanced learners and attempt at innovations for participative learning by all students.

Effective speeding up of information getting is important in this era of knowledge-revolution. Computer literacy and facilities of IT including Internet could be adequately tapped, to make library, office and the several components of academics, speedy, efficient and productive. Optimal utilising of computers and other educational technology equipment could be implemented at the earliest.

Students could be encouraged to pursue their studies at the PG level and to appear for tests and examinations such as UGC-NET, GATE, Civil Service and others.

The college could establish a placement / employment cell, with an independent placement officer.

The Alumni Association needs to be strengthened & got registered for providing academic, financial and other support to the institution.

Student - magazines express the creative ideas of students as also their reflective thinking and aesthetics. College may encourage students to publish their journals / magazines/ wallpapers.

Most of the faculty members are post graduates without M.Phil or Ph.D. in their specialized disciplines. Faculty Improvement Programmes and undertaking of major and minor research projects by the teachers could be undertaken. Faculty members need to be motivated to undertake research work, which is essential for quality assurance in higher education.

Special attention need be given for improving the communication skill of students in English language in order equip them face challenges in the job markets.

The college needs to conduct seminars and conferences, at different levels, for furthering their vista of knowledge.

College- community networking and linkage with NGO's and other organizations need to be encouraged.

It is found that faculty members are sent to refresher courses and orientation programmes, to update their subject knowledge and develop their pedagogical skills. This may be further encouraged. Course for developing administrative skills and knowledge could be provided for the non-teaching staff, also.

In general the college enjoys good discipline and a healthy atmosphere for learning. The Management supports and encourages, the work of the college; There is high interpersonal rapport among the Principal, the Faculty, the administrative staff and the students values prevail in the atmosphere. In such a context, the institution should strive for reaching the goals and objectives for which the college was established.

Prof. S. Lakshmi, Chairperson

Prof. K.Sasikumar, Member

Dr. S.A. Deo, Member

Prof. Austin J.S. Raj
PRINCIPAL
Sri Adhichunchanagiri First Grade College,
Channarayapatna, Hasan, (Karnataka)
Place: Channarayapatna

Date: 29-12-2004

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