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Sri HR Sriramulu Memorial College, Koppal, Karnataka
Sri HR Sriramulu Memorial College, Koppal, Karnataka
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NAAC report of Sri HR Sriramulu Memorial CollegeSECTION I: INTRODUCTION
Sri.H.R.Sriramulu Memorial College, Gangavathi, Koppal District, Karnataka State has volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted its Self-Study Report (SSR) on 29 December 2003. The Council constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof.P.K.Rajan, former Vice-Chancellor, Kannur University, Kerala as Chairperson, Prof. K.P.Kandasami, former Registrar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and Advisor, Vellalar Educational Institutions, Erode, Tamil Nadu as Member- Coordinator and Prof. Dilip Raghunath Konnur, Principal, Mahaveer Mahavidyalaya, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, as Member. The Peer Team visited the College on 14 and 15 February, 2005.
Sri H.R.Sriramulu Memorial College, Gangavathi, affiliated to Gulbarga University, Karnataka is a Govt. aided College. This College, established in the year 1974 is located in a most backward area, formerly called Hyderabad Karnataka, as this was under Hyderabad Nizam. The campus of the College is spread over a sprawling area of nearly 39 acres. The then M.L.A. Sri. Sriramulu took the initiative to start the College but, before he could realize the dream, he passed away and then his followers fulfilled his goal by establishing the College in his name to perpetuate his memory.
The College has at present an enrolment of 258 undergraduate students of whom 29 are female and 229 male students. This College has been offering B.A. degree course in the faculty of Arts under 8 programme options having History, English, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Kannada and Telugu as various subjects of study, in addition to the U.G.C sponsored vocational courses, viz., Archaeology and Museology and Foreign Trade Procedures and Practices. Among the six permanent teachers, five have PG as the highest qualification and one has M.Phil. qualification. The College has one temporary teacher and eleven part time teachers. There are eight members on the non-teaching staff of the College. The central library has a total collection of 11616 books and 25 periodicals. Playgrounds and a canteen are also maintained. Boarding facility is provided for SC/ST students in Govt. hostels.
The College, run by the Gangavathi Educational Society, provides opportunities for higher education to the educationally backward students of this area. It has completed 30 years of service to the society. The College has got recognition under 2[f] and 12 (B) of the UGC Act. The unit cost of education is Rs. 8685 including salary component and Rs. 886 excluding it. The drop-out rate in the College is 32.74%.
Keeping in mind the great goals of the visionaries who took initiative in starting this educational institution in a socially backward area, the Peer Team carefully analyzed the Self Study Report (SSR) submitted by the College. The Team verified the data presented and confirmed the facts during the two day visit to the College through interactions with the Principal, faculty, students, parents, alumni and administrative staff. The Peer Team also visited all the academic departments and saw the facilities available to arrive at an understanding about the institution. Accordingly, the assessment of the College under the various criteria as prescribed by the NAAC has been made. The criterion-wise findings including the major features and the issues of concern are detailed in the following pages.
SECTION II: CRITERION - WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
Shri. H.R.Shriramulu Memorial College, Gangavathi, was mainly established with a view to provide education to the poor and backward students coming from rural areas and to impart value oriented education to the student community in general.
So far as the academic programmes available to the students are concerned, the College provides only one conventional programme i.e., a three year B.A. degree course. Besides this, there is a provision for two UGC sponsored vocational courses namely Foreign Trade Procedures and Practices under the department of Economics, and Museology and Archaeology under the department of History. The College has entered into MOU with a few industries and invites experts from the central department of Archaeology and the state department of Archaeology, Hampi at Kamalapur. The College is affiliated to Gulbarga University, Gulbarga and implements the syllabi framed by the University. Although there are eight different combinations of subjects offered to the students they need greater flexibility and mobility in the choice of programmes.
The College has six permanent teachers and eleven part time teachers and one temporary teacher on its faculty. Out of them three are M.Phil degree holders. Principal R.D.Dharmatti is a member of the Academic Council of Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
The College has been striving hard to realise the goals and objectives envisaged by its founder member, late Shri.H.R.Sriramulu.
Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Teaching, Learning and Evaluation is a crucial area. The College has six full time, one temporary and eleven part-time teachers. Three teachers are with M.Phil qualification. The results of the University examinations are generally good. In 2003-04, the part III result is 74.35% and the drop out rate is 32.74% which is alarming. The College has produced some University ranks in the past years. Sri. Manjunath Nemmana won a gold medal in 1998 for his outstanding performance in the University examination.
Teachers are recruited by the management in accordance with the norms of the State Government. In many departments vacancies are not filled up by appointing regular teachers because there is a ban on recruitment. There is no permanent teacher in the department of English and Kannada. There is one part-time teacher in the English department and three part-time teachers in the Kannada department.
Teachers prepare teaching plan at the beginning of the year. The syllabus is unitized. The attendance is regularly maintained. Students are motivated and encouraged to learn. There is one O.H.P. in the College, however majority of the teachers resort to lecturing method only.
At present teachers' performance is evaluated by the students. It is disheartening to note that many students drop out at the beginning of the third year due to non clearance of all the subjects in the first year University examination.
The College is covered under section 2(f) and 12(B) of the U.G.C. Act. However the teachers have not fully availed themselves of the U.G.C. assistance available to them. Only a few teachers have participated in seminars from time to time; the funds for P.T.A.C. under the IX plan period have not been fully utilized.
There is a provision for continuous internal evaluation of the students in the form of unit tests, project reports and the students progress is periodically monitored. Quite a few departments arrange excursion tours and innovative programmes.
It is a matter of credit to the faculty of the College that a few teachers have written books and contributed to journals of academic repute. The department of History has a rich collection of old coins, replicas dug out of excavation. The department of Kannada has taken special efforts to motivate the students to do creative writing in Kannada.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
There are 6 full time permanent teachers and among them only one teacher is M.Phil. The College has been functioning for the last 30 years. Considering the number of faculty in the College and a period of three decades since its inception, no significant contribution to the research area is noticed. There are a number of research promotion schemes introduced by the U.G.C. and financial assistance is also made available. Teachers are expected to avail themselves of the U.G.C. assistance for doing research in their respective disciplines. They can undertake minor research projects and engage students in the completion of the projects. U.G.C. assistance under the scheme is also available.
The College has rendered good social services through its NSS units. They have arranged a number of extension activities such as AIDS awareness programme, Literacy programme, Eye camp, Blood donation camp, etc. The N.S.S. units have undertaken a wide scale plantation programme on the campus of the College and their role in keeping the campus clean, green and tidy is significant. A few teachers are also engaged in the extension activities through the Lions club of Gangavathi. Since the College is situated in a semi-urban area, there is a wide scope for the NSS units to undertake community centred activities. The NSS volunteers can conduct surveys in various areas relevant to socio-economic needs of the region.
As far as the area of consultancy is concerned, being a non-professional College, there is no much scope for rendering consultancy services to the society. However, the College runs the department of Archaeology and Museology and hence in collaboration with the state department of Archaeology, the College can offer some consultancy programmes by way of counseling. The students of this department can be fruitfully engaged in this programme.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College is located in a semi-urban area. The main building of the College and the library building are constructed on the top of a small hillock. The total land available is 38 acres and 3 guntas. There are special rooms for the faculty, the girl students, N.S.S. units and computers. There is a spacious indoor Gymnasium well furnished with sports equipments for the promotion of sports culture.
The library of the College is housed in an independent single storeyed building constructed out of matching grants from U.G.C. It has a collection of 11,616 books and 25 journals / magazines. There is a separate reading cell for the teachers and a fairly large hall for the students. The library functions from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on all working days.
The books are mostly in the regional language and there is an open access for the faculty and the students. The library has a good number of reference books and there is a provision for book bank for the poor and needy students. There is a systematic maintenance of records of visitors to the library and it is gratifying to note that 20% of the students visit the College library every day on an average. Only one computer is available in the College library and the process of computerization is at the elementary stage.
The College has one O.H.P, T.Vs, V.C.R., 12 computers and a reprographic facility. The department of History has established a small museum to motivate the students in their academic pursuit. A few departments invite experts to deliver lectures to the students. The department of History has collected some old coins and rare articles. Under the X plan period, U.G.C. has allocated Rs. 6,24,240/- under various heads. The College proposes to undertake extension of the library building using part of the above assistance.
The infrastructure facility, as far as the curricular activities are concerned, keeps pace with the academic growth of the College. However, as far as the play fields and outdoor games are concerned, there is room for development and improvement. The infrastructure is put to the optimum use by housing a nursing school in the evening after the College hours.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The institution has fairly sufficient and well run support services to ensure the physical and intellectual health of all its constituencies.
The N.S.S. units are active and they adopt a village for a period of three years where the camp is held annually. The units have conducted medical check up camps, AIDS awareness programme, pulse polio programme and literacy promotion activities for the semi-urban and rural population of the area. The N.S.S. students of the College have done a commendable job by planting a number of trees on the campus and shown a high sense of ecology.
There is an Alumni Association that meets annually. The present President and the Chairman of the standing committee of the Gangavathi Municipality happen to be alumni of the College. The Association has plans to help the College substantially in future.
The physical education department is manned by a qualified physical director and is run efficiently. For indoor games, there is a well furnished hall and a multi gym with 14 stations. The play fields for various outdoor games, however, need further development.
The prospectus of the College is published annually and the necessary details regarding admission procedure, fee structure, syllabai etc., are given in it. Information is also provided regarding scholarships, fee concessions and support services.
A good number of students, after their graduation, go in for either employment or further studies. There is no employment cell in the College; but counseling is done informally for further studies and prospective employment.
Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The office of the College helps the Principal in all administrative work like admission of students, maintenance of various registers, claim and disbursement of salary to the faculty and the staff. Records are maintained regarding the scholarship claims of the students, their sanctions and disbursements. Scholarships are paid by cheques.
Academic and administrative planning is done in consultation with the faculty and members of the managing committee. A few members of the managing committee happen to be ex. M.Ps, M.L.As, political leaders and medical practitioners. They show genuine interest and great concern for the development of the College. Whenever there is delay in payment of salary by the Govt., the management makes provision for advances to the teachers and the staff.
The annual budget is prepared and the necessary auditing procedures are carried out.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
A great sense of discipline and social commitment is inculcated among the students of the College. Through N.S.S. and the Lions club, students are motivated to undertake positive and constructive work for the society which inculcates in them a sense of civic responsibility. As a result of these systematic efforts, one student of this College was selected for R.D. parade held on 26th January, 2005 from the N.S.S. wing of the College.
The department of Kannada has encouraged students to develop a flair for creative writing in Kannada. The College publishes a small magazine every month to give publicity to the creative efforts of the students.
On the whole there is a cordial relationship between the management and the employees of the College and so also the teachers and the students.
SECTION III: OVERALL ANALYSIS
An attempt has been made in the preceding sections to present an overall picture of the functioning of Shri.H.R.Sriramulu Memorial College, Gangavathi based on the SSR submitted by the College and the actual findings of the Peer Team during the two days' visit to the institution. The direct interactions the Team had with the Principal, the management, the teaching staff, the students, the non-teaching staff, the alumni, the parents and other public men have helped the members of the Team to understand the merits as well as the limitations of the College with a great degree of objectivity.
Ideally situated in a semi-urban setting, away from the din and noise of the town, Sri. H.R.S.M. College, Gangavathi has all the advantages of a compact institution where unmanageable problems seldom creep in. For a College of nearly thirty years standing, the crying need of the institution at present is for meaningful academic expansion. It is, at the same time, faced with a situation in which the sudden starting of a number of higher education institutions in the neighbourhood and the prevailing educational backwardness of the region exert new pressures, which demand new strategies for survival and growth. The Peer Team thinks that, in the midst of such compulsions, the College is trying its best to ensure development and realize the goals for which the institution was originally established.
The College has several positive features and achievements which deserve a special mention in a dispassionate appraisal. These include (i) a consistent record of service to the socially and educationally backward sections of the local population, (ii) fairly high success rates in university examinations, (iii) effective internal evaluation methods used by teachers, (iv) courses in innovative areas like Archaeology & Museology and Foreign Trade Practices (v) Self appraisal by teachers and student appraisal of teachers, (vi) a clean campus and adequate building / class room facilities, (vii) utilization of expert personnel from areas of practical experience, (viii) active participation of students in the extension activities of the N.S.S. (ix) good performance of students in games like volley ball and kabbaddi, (x) availability of facilities like auditorium, gymkhana, playground etc., (xi) steps for the gradual modernization of the library, starting of a Computer center and career guidance and development center, and (xii) a general atmosphere of harmony that prevails in the campus.
The Peer Team, however, thinks that, placed as it is in the present situation of stiff competition, the College has to show greater dynamism at the leadership level, and also put in greater effort, to ensure its progress (and also survival) by consolidating the achievements already made and by planning more things for the future. Some of the proposals which can be of help in a future perspective are given below: -
Launching more degree courses with combinations of new subjects like Commerce and Management, Computer Science and optional English.
Starting short-term vocational courses in line with the U.G.C. scheme of add-on courses to equip the students in specific vocational areas along with their mainstream courses.
Introducing short-term training courses in Computer Science and Spoken English.
Starting effective remedial courses for those students who do not clear the first year papers with a view to reducing the drop-outs.
Strengthening the Department of English by making available the services of experienced faculty.
Full computerization of the library and extension of Internet facility to students.
Encouraging the faculty to acquire research qualifications by making use of FIP or other similar facilities.
Participation of the faculty in active research by way of minor / major research projects, research surveys, etc.
Sponsoring of state level / national seminars by the College in specified areas.
Participation of teachers, and presentation of papers by them, in national / international seminars / conferences / workshops.
Provision for better emoluments to temporary / part time teachers.
Constituting a College level committee for tapping financial resources from the U.G.C. and other agencies and for developing research activity in the College.
Further strengthening of sports facilities so as to produce sportsmen of national / international competence.
Starting of NCC unit in the College.
Introduction of more community-related programmes by the Departments of Economics, Sociology and History.
Preparation of a Perspective Plan for the development of the College during the X plan period.
Constitution of an Internal Quality Assurance Cell with the participation of teachers.
Broadly speaking, the Peer Team is of the view that the most important issues the College should address with immediate concern are (i ) decline in the enrolment of students, (ii) large scale failures in English, and (iii) absence of research initiatives. The College needs vision, dynamism and commitment at the leadership level to meet these issues successfully. No doubt, this College has been effective all these years in translating the higher education aspirations of the ordinary people of this region into reality. It is, therefore, a social necessity that this College should go on prospering.
The Peer Team thinks that, on the whole, the College is in the right track, and congratulates all concerned, especially the Principal, the management and the staff, for having shaped the progress of the College in the right direction.
A special word of thanks to Sri. R.D.Dharmatti, Principal and Sri. F.H.Chitragar, Steering Committee Co-coordinator for having made all necessary arrangements for the successful visit of the Peer Team.
The Peer Team wishes Sri.H.R.Sriramulu Memorial College, Gangavaathi all success in the years to come. It is hoped that this Report, as a true record of facts, will serve as a basis from which the College can chalk out an action plan for its future development.
Prof.K.P.Kandasami (Member Coordinator)
Prof. Dilip Raghunath Konnur (Member)
Prof. R.D. Dharamatti
Sri H.R. Sriramulu Memorial College,
Gangavathi, Koppal Dist., Karnataka State
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