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Government Model Science College (Autonomous), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh


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Government Model Science College (Autonomous), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
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Jabalpur
Jabalpur (District Jabalpur)
Madhya Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 482001


Government Model Science College (Autonomous), Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Govt.
Principal of Government Model Science College (Autonomous), Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh is Dr. Agnes Thakur (Mobile 9893318052), Dr M.K.THKAUR (Mobile 9893200625).

Government Model Science College (Autonomous) is situated in Jabalpur of Madhya Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Jabalpur comes under Jabalpur Tehsil, Jabalpur District.

Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Government Model Science College (Autonomous), Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh is (are) : 0761-329870.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Government Model Science College (Autonomous), Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh are 9300106564.

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Website of Government Model Science College (Autonomous), Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh is http://www.sciencecollegejbp.org/.


Contact Details of Government Model Science College (Autonomous), Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-761-2626011, 329870, 323424, 316113, 423229, 323358, 2678737, 2621272



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Profile of Government Model Science College (Autonomous)

Early nineteenth century saw Jabalpur as a leading center of education in central India and later many colleges and educational institutions spread the light of knowledge to the entire area. One of them was Robertson College established in 1836 as Saugor Govt. School in Saugor, upgraded as Saugor collegiate school in 1860, it was destined to become the renowned Robertson college of Jabalpur . The historick week long transfer in 1873 with bag , baggages and furniture on bullock �carts from Saugor to Jabalpur, changed the entire history of educations in this city.

Very soon , as had already the school attained the status of Govt. College. It carried on its journey marching ahead in various locations in Jabalpur. The present Govt. Engg. College , civil department wing harbored Robertson college which was honored by the then commissioner Mr. Benjamin Robertson to be named after him. The alumni of the college still feel proud to call themselves Robertsonians.

Robertson College fulfilled the major aims of educational spiritual, intellectual, physical and cultural development of its students. Science faculty of this college has the honor of attaining 105th years of its existence, as it was started in the year of 1896. The present college building accommodated this college in 1956. Robertson college, named Mahakoshal Mahavidyalaya after independence had to undergo the process of bifurcation in 1962 for its fame as an ideal education institution had spread and vide, attracting student from distant place to join this prestigious college resulting in unmanageable abundance in nominal roll. Robertson college first affiliated to Calcutta University, (from 1836 to 1890) then Allahabad University, (from 1891 to 1922); Nagpur University, (from 1923 to 1946 ); Sagar University, (from 1947 to 1956 ) and is now affiliated to Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur from 1957 onwards. Govt. Science College attained the status of model college in 1985 gloriously marching ahead, Govt. Model Science College, Jabalpur attained autonomy in the year 1988.

The huge campus of Govt. Model Science College has a magnificent three storied building, having one hundred and fifty room. In an area of one hundred acres, the college campus has three hostel buildings, principal�s bungalow, residential accommodation for staff members and the supportive staff. Catering to need for physical development of the student, the College has extensive playground for Hockey, Football, Cricket, Volleyball, Handball, Basketball and also a splendid Tennis Court within the campus, two indoor Badminton Court, one of them

Being of international standards and a Gymnasium. A well- nurtured Botanical garden occupies as areas. N.C.C. and N.S.S. units for both boys and girls impart training in discipline to the students and upholding the dignity of labour. The extension counter of the State Bank of India in the college campus facilitates bank transactions of the employees.

The sprawling well-equipped laboratories, computer, televisions, conference room for holding seminars complete the picture of a well-established educational institution and contribute to the college image of a temple of the Goddess of knowledge where the worshippers achieve enlightenment. As the students use their hands and head to study science aesthetic sense is inculcated in them through the various extra- curricular activities as well. The institution promotes spiritual, intellectual, cultural and physical development of its students. Resultant self-confidence in the students makes them feel that nothing is impossible. The aim of an ideal educational institution is to provide the most able, the most efficient personalities in different sphere of activities for the country. The history of the college has been very rich and fruitful in fostering and grooming such outstanding personalities who have outshown all other in the fields of administration, research, medical, and distinguished scientists in diverse fields etc.

The students of the college have an outstanding and remarkable tradition of maintaining discipline in and outside the campus. The students are nurtured with high level of etiquettes and manner. Being an Autonomous college. This college has an unique examination process based on appear on two units tests, one mid term test before final examination. The examination system is completely transparent. In this system the students are allowed to see their answer books. This college is also declared as the "Lead College" of this district by the Dept. of Higher Education, Govt. of M.P. Bhopal. Govt. Model Science College has the honor of organizing Interdivisional, Interunivesity and State level sports, games and cultural activities.

This has been an illustrious institution and is continously enduing as a better academic arena. Given opportunity and funds, the faculty members and other staff may take this college to greater heights. The declaration of the institution as Centre of Excellence by the State Government has provided an impetus to perform better an all are geared up to outshine the previous performance.


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NAAC report of Government Model Science College (Autonomous)

Section 1: Preface
Government Model Science College (Autonomous), Jabalpur volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and conducted the preliminary self-study in the year 2002. After the self-study report was submitted to NAAC, the peer team was constituted by the Council to visit the college and validate the self-study report. The peer team consisting of Prof. N. Rudraiah as Chairperson, Dr. S. D. Chand and Prof. N.S. Bhave as members visited the college for three days from October 9-11, 2002. Dr.Antony Stella, Advisor of NAAC co-ordinated the visit.

The college is co-educational and located in an area of 92 acres. It was started as Government High School in 1836 at Sagar and then was upgraded as Sagar Collegiate School and named Robertson College, affiliated to Calcutta University. In 1873 it was transferred from Sagar to Jabalpur. Science faculty in this College started in the year 1896. From 1891 to 1922 the college was affiliated to Allahabad University, then to Nagpur University from 1923 to 1946 and to Sagar University from 1947 to 1956. In the year 1962 Robertson College was named Mahakoshal Mahavidyalaya and was bifurcated into Arts College and Government Science College affiliated to Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur. The College got UGC recognition under 2f and 12b in 1962.

The Government Science College was awarded the status of Model College in 1985 and became an autonomous college in 1988. The college has eight departments namely (1) Physics, (2) Chemistry, (3) Mathematics, (4) Botany and Environmental Science, (5) Zoology, (6) Geology, (7) Military Science and (8) Languages: Hindi and English. The college runs at present 24 UG courses, 5 Vocational Courses, 7 PG courses and one PG-Diploma course. It also offers Ph.D. programme. As on today the student enrolment is 2043 in UG and 286 in PG. Sixty six research scholars are working for their Ph.D. degree. The College has 99 permanent teachers and no temporary teachers. Out of these, 72 teachers have Ph.D., 4 have M. Phil and 23 have PG degrees. In addition, the College has 104 technical staff and 13 administrative staff.

Prior to visiting the college the peer team has gone through the self-study report submitted by the college carefully and made a detailed analysis of the facts and figures given by the college. During its visit to the college, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited all departments of the college and perused the facilities available and interacted with various constituents of the college. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities, hostel facilities and staff quarters were reviewed. The peer team interacted with Janbhagidari Committee and also with the members of the Executive Committee, Academic Council, Board of Studies, Finance Committee and the members of the statutory and non-statutory committees like staff council, finance, planning and evaluation, appeals and grievances, library, examinations, sports and games, student welfare, admissions, career guidance and counseling, women's cell etc. The peer team had discussion with the principal, teaching and non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the college. Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the peer team has taken the value judgment. The assessment of the college under various criteria, the commendable features of the college as well as the issues of concerns are given below.

Section2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
As an Autonomous College of the Rani Durgawati University since 1988, the College beside offering conventional courses also offers computer oriented and biotechnology vocational courses. The College offers PG Diploma in Applied Geology and Watershed Management.

The number of job-oriented courses offered by the College fulfills the goals and objectives of the College. The Board of Studies and Academic Council commensurate the latest developments in various subjects. The guest-faculty and experts from other colleges review the College programmes by interacting with academic peers and employers.

The College conducts seminars, workshops and extension works by inviting experts in different fields for the benefit of students and staff. The College has linkages with scientists of Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur, and the State Pollution Board.

The primary objective of the college is to provide higher education to students of this area, which can make them employable. The programmes are generally in conformity with the mission, goals and objectives of the institution. However, the specific goal for each programme has to be clearly stated.

Criterion II: Teaching-learning and Evaluation
Admission to various courses of study is based on merit and interview. Adequate Government reservation policy is adopted. During the year 2002-2003 the College admitted 2395 students through its Admission Committee. Remedial coaching is provided to weak students.

The College offers UG, PG and Diploma courses. The College has provision for assessing students' knowledge and skills for a particular programme through projects, field trainings and excursions. For theory papers, the courses are divided into five units. Along with unit tests on these five units, the College conducts the final annual examination.

The syllabi is unitised according to the annual system by the Board of Studies. There is a career guidance committee for students. In addition to the usual classroom teaching, faculty members encourage students to participate in field trips to industries and factories, arranging guest lectures, seminars etc. Character and personality development are emphasized in all activities. The College is planning to establish a Science Park on the campus which will give opportunities to students to exhibit their talents.

The College follows a system of evaluation based on continuous internal tests and final examination. Internal assessment of the students is carried out regularly by holding tests and mid-term examination. These tests and final examination form an integral part of the evaluation system, which enable the teachers to assess the students continuously.

The College has 99 faculty members out of which 72 are Ph. D, 4 have M. Phil. and remaining have Master's degree. The college encourages teachers to avail of the faculty improvement programme of the UGC and staff refresher courses organised by the universities and participation of teachers in national seminars. There is no institutional mechanism for faculty appraisal. A few departments conduct workshops/seminars/extension programmes for self-appraisal.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
A good number of faculty members are involved in active research. Research in the College is concerned with research publications, guiding Ph. D. students, visits of faculty members to foreign countries to undertake post-doctoral research, to present research contribution etc. There are 11 research projects in progress sanctioned by various agencies like UGC, Madya Pradesh Council for Science and Technology (MPCST) Bhopal, DST (New Delhi), Ministry of Defence, CSIR etc.

To facilitate and monitor research in the various departments of the college, a research committee has been constituted. Four hundred and forty three research papers (out of which good number of papers are presented in conferences and seminars) have been published and 36 students have been awarded Ph. D. degree in the last 5 years. In all 5 books have been published by the faculty members.

Some of the teachers have been honoured with memberships of national and international societies, membership of editorial boards, post-doctoral award and membership as advisors on research boards for their outstanding contribution to research in their field of interest. Department of Geology regularly assesses and keeps the administration and public aware of seismic changes specially after the earthquake of 1997, as well as water management.

Under extension activities and social awareness, the college participates in sports, NCC, NSS and cultural activities at the University and State level. The students have participated in the activities organized by NGO's and GO's like, Prakriti Mitra, Nagar Sampark Abhiyan, Centre for Enterpreneurship Development of Madhya Pradesh etc.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The campus of the Government Model Science College is spread in an area of 92 acres. The College campus has a main building where teaching, library, laboratories, computer center and administration block are located. Conference room for holding seminars is also located in the main building. In addition to this building there is a boys hostel, Principal's bungalow and residential accommodation for teaching and non-teaching staff members in the campus.

The College has playgrounds for Hockey, Football, Cricket, Volleyball, Handball and Basketball as well as courts for Tennis and Badminton. For better performance in sports incentives are given to the students such as sports kit and preference in admission. Students have good participation in state, regional, national and international sports competition. So far 158 have participated in different events at regional level. Thirty have participated in individual team events at the state level whereas 2 in football and 3 in Kho-kho have represented in national level and SAARC tournaments.

Around 50,000 books on different subjects catering to the needs of UG and PG students are kept in central as well as departmental libraries where on-line computer facility is provided from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Ten research journals are subscribed for by the library. Book Bank scheme for poor and backward students is also operative in the college.

The Computers of the college are linked with a central computer in the Principal's office. Departments of Physics and Mathematics have a maximum share of 43 computers out of 55.

The Public Works Department mainly looks after the maintenance of the College. Funds are also made available from college development fund and Janbhagidari fund for maintenance.

Health care centre is situated in the campus where a doctor and compounder take care of the health of the students and staff. Grievance cell helps in solving individual student's problems. A canteen is provided by the College.

NSS and NCC activities are also in good shape in the College under the able leadership of teachers of the College. Under the teacher-guardian scheme, the teachers look after the welfare and career guidance of the students. The women cell of the College is recognized by the Women's Commission of the M.P. Government.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
Prospective students of the College are informed about the admission procedure and other facilities available in the College through Prospectus/Advertisement and website of the college. Prospectus is published every year and has information regarding courses, fee structure, scholarship and facilities etc. Students seeking admission for UG / PG courses are from Madhya Pradesh State only.

Pass-out rate of students of the college is about 57% and the dropout rate is 5-7%. Career Counseling Cell and Entrepreneur cell regularly provide guidance to the needy students. Various kinds of scholarships are awarded to the students like National Scholarship for UG & PG students, scholarship for SC/ST/OBC students, merit cum means scholarship, scholarship to handicapped etc. During the last two years 81 students have been benefited by merit scholarships and about 700 students are given different financial aids. Seventeen students have been funded under USA foundation for excellence. The College is activating the Alumni Association.

Recreation and leisure time facilities are provided on the campus through several societies such as cultural clubs, library, fine arts societies, and science club etc.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
Government Model Science College has been declared as Centre for Excellence by the Department of Higher Education, Government of Madhya Pradesh in the year 2002.

For smooth functioning of the college and also to ensure proper management of Academic, General Administration and Finance the Statutory Bodies such as the Executive Committee, Academic Council, Board of Studies and Finance Committee are constituted as per directions given by UGC for autonomous colleges. In addition to these statutory committees other committees such as Planning and Evaluation Committee, Building Committee, Grievances Appeal Committee, Evaluation Committee, Admission Committee, Library Committee, Students Welfare and Extra Curricular Activities Committee have been formed as per recommendations of the UGC.

Overall powers of admission and disciplinary action are given to the Principal of the College. For improvement of organisation and management all positive efforts have being taken. The academic calendar is published in the month of July every year.

Administrative and technical staff performance appraisal in the form of confidential report is done by the HODs and the Principal. Faculty members performance appraisal is done by the Principal. All these reports are sent to the Additional Director, MP Government for necessary action.

Resources are generated from self-financing courses, UGC (IX-Plan), COSIP, Janbhagidari & Government of Madhya Pradesh and fees collected from students. There has been no change in fee structure for last three years.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The Peer Team has identified the following unique features which enhance the academic ambience of the college.

Five vocational courses, sponsored by the UGC, offered to the students of computers and biotechnology.

Many teachers are engaged in research and published papers in conference, seminars and journals. There are forty-six female students and twenty male students pursuing Ph.D. in the college.

Good leadership together with excellent relationship among teaching and non-teaching staff helps smooth functioning of the college.

The examination both theory and practical are conducted in a fair manner.

The college encourages the staff members to attend international and national, conferences, seminars and workshops.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The Peer Team after going through the self-study report and after its visit to various academic and physical facilities is satisfied by the progress of the Government Model Science College in fulfilling its aims and objectives of providing higher education to all deserving students, in particular to the students of this area. The College has earned reputation for imparting quality education and a sense of discipline to the younger generation.

The Peer Team considers that there are a number of special/unique features of this College, which it would wish to commend. Also the peer team would like to bring to the attention of the College certain concerns for its consideration.

The Peer Team would like to commend the College for the following aspects:

Encouragement and support given by the Board of Management to the college.

Dedication, and commitment of the Principal, teaching and non-teaching staff of the College.

Effective leadership and good human relationship resulting in efficient team work.

Strict discipline maintained in the College.

Effective functioning of the planning and co-ordination committee which helps to plan the activities of the College.

Functioning of the Appeals and Grievance Committees that help to solve the grievances of students and maintain healthy academic atmosphere.

Events committee that helps to keep track of the events going on in the college.

Facilitating aspect of the institution to promote student participation and achievement in sports.

Good research contribution of international repute by the faculty member within limited facility.

Adequacy, maintenance and future planning of infrastructure.

Keeping in view the autonomous status of the college, the peer team would suggest the following to the college for consideration :

While the peer team appreciates the overall mission of the College, it should identify specific objectives and make strategic plans to reach those objectives.

The College may explore the possibility of introducing more course options to increase flexibility in course combinations keeping in mind the latest trends and social needs.

In the light of the success achieved in the certificate courses offered earlier, effort should be made to revive these courses and start some new certificate courses.

Access to computers and student support services like placement cell need to be strengthened.
With the autonomous status of the institution, the administrative staff may have to play a greater role in the functioning of the college. The computer centre may train them accordingly in the use of computers to discharge their duties effectively.

Formal mechanism for collecting feedback from students on various aspects of their learning experience at the departmental/institutional level may be instituted.

The College should make provision to improve facilities for the faculty.

The self-appraisal and other appraisal mechanism of teachers need to be strengthened.

At present there is no mechanism for maintaining students progress by each department by the faculty member. A suitable mechanism may be thought of.

Research activity of the College is very encouraging. Taking up research projects on consultancy basis may strengthen the research activities further.

Departments may be encouraged to bring out newsletters and research journals.
Incentives may be given to students excelling in academics and co-curricular activities.

The Alumni Association's activities may be encouraged for the welfare of the College.

The Peer team is of the opinion that this exercise will be useful to the institution to initiate the quality enhancement strategies towards further growth and development. The Peer Team puts on record thanks to Government Model Science College, Jabalpur for the kind co-operation extended by the Principal and faculty members during the visit.

Prof. N. Rudraiah (Chair Person)

Prof. N. S. Bhave (Member)

Prof. Satish D. Chand (Member)

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