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Kamala Nehru Womens College, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa


Kamala Nehru Womens College, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa
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Unit - 1, Dist. Khurda
Bhubaneshwar (District Khurda)
Orissa, India

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Kamala Nehru Womens College is situated in Bhubaneshwar of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Kamala Nehru Womens College, Bhubaneshwar Orissa are Admission Incharge 9937035507, 9778646888 (D.E.O.), 9437306456, 9438486137.

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Contact Details of Kamala Nehru Womens College, Bhubaneshwar Orissa are : Kamala Nehru Women's (Junior) College, Bhubaneswar
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NAAC report of Kamala Nehru Womens College

Kamala Nehru Women's College situated in the heart of Bhubaneswar , the capital city of Orissa, was established in 1979 with the objective of spreading higher education for women and to inculcate self confidence, social consciousness and human values. It is the second women's college to be established in the city of Bhubaneswar. Initially the college was known as Bhubaneswar Women's College and subsequently renamed as Kamala Nehru Women's College in the year 1985. The college attained the grant-in-aid status under the Government of Orissa in 1981. The college was recognized by the UGC under section 2(f) and 12(B) in 2003 and is affiliated to the Utkal University. The total land area of the college measures about 3 acres.

At present the college offers 17 undergraduate (UG) programmes in Arts and Science stream. Subjects offered by the Arts faculty include Oriya, English, Anthropology, Economics, Education, History, Home Science, Political- Science, Psychology, Philosophy, Sanskrit and Sociology, and Science faculty includes Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology. While the Arts departments offer both Pass course and Honours, Science departments offer only Pass courses. The departments of Hindi and Information Technology offer only electives. The college has 57 permanent teachers and other 11 teachers are engaged by the college on contract basis. There are 19 administrative staff and 20 technical staff in the college. The strength of UG students in the college is 823 out of a total strength of 1650 in the academic year 2005-06.

The college volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, and submitted its Self Study Report in November 2005. The NAAC authority constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof. P.Geervani, former Vice Chancellor, Sri Padmavathi Mahila University, Tirupathi (Andhra Pradesh) as Chairperson, Prof. Rajan Varughese, Principal, Marthoma College of Management and Technology, Perumbavoor, Ernakulam (Kerala) as Member Coordinator and Prof. Saktibrata Bhowmik, Principal, A.P.C.College, New Barrackpore (West Bengal) as Member. Dr.M.S.Shyamasundar, Deputy Adviser, NAAC, coordinated the visit from Bangalore. The Team visited the institution on 6th and 7th February, 2006, assessed all the criteria reported in the Self-Study Report submitted by the college. During the institutional visit the Team went through all the relevant documents, visited departments, reviewed the academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution. The Peer Team also interacted with the members of the Governing Body, the Principal, faculty, students, non-teaching staff, parents and alumni of the college. Based on the above exercise and keeping in view of the seven criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer Team has presented the report in the following paragraphs.

Criterion -I : Curricular Aspects
Kamala Nehru Women's College, Orissa offers undergraduate courses leading to B.A and B.Sc degree of the Utkal University through altogether 17 departments in Arts and Science stream. Students in Arts faculty have the option of choosing both Honours and Pass courses in Oriya, Anthropology, Economics, Education, English, History, Home Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sanskrit, Philosophy and Sociology, where as the Science students can opt for only pass courses in Physics, Chemistry , Mathematics, Botany and Zoology. Under Arts faculty Hindi is offered as an elective subject. In addition to Hindi some more electives namely Indian Society and Culture, Environmental Studies and Population Studies have been introduced during the academic year 2002-03. Computer application has been introduced in the college from 2005-06 as an elective to offer Information Technology education for both B.A. and B.Sc. degree programmes. A combination of Biology with Physical Sciences and Mathematics with Biology has been introduced in the year 2002-03. Students in the college have also the option to do Certificate/Diploma and Post -Graduate Advanced Diploma Course in Computer Application through a professional organization 'Computer Point' housed in the college campus under Joint Venture College Computer Education scheme.

The curricula on various subjects are designed by the Utkal University to which the college is affiliated and the programmes offered are of annual system. The students have the flexibility to choose electives of their interest as per Utkal University regulations. The affiliation character of the college offers no scope to review and redesign the curriculum for the college faculties. Principal of the college is one of the Syndicate members of Utkal University and nine faculty members of the college serve as members in different Board of Studies, Academic Council and Senate of the University and hence they have the scope to render advice and suggestions for curricula design of UG courses of the University. Since the college is located in an urban area, it could have initiated an undergraduate programme in Computer Application considering the employment potential.

Criterion- II : Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
Students are selected for admission to B.A. and B.Sc. courses on the basis of the marks secured in the qualifying examination, following the guidelines of Utkal University and the reservation policy of the state government. The admission process is monitored by the admission committee constituted by the Principal.

The college functions 241 days in a year of 190 are teaching days. The ratio of teaching staff to non-teaching staff is 1.5 : 1. The average work load of a teacher is 25 classes of 45 minutes duration per week.

The syllabi of the courses are unitized. Each teacher prepares her teaching plan at the beginning of the academic session under the guidance of the head of the department. Individual teachers maintain the progress register. Principal with the help of the Academic Bursar and all HODs monitor the academic progress to ensure that the prescribed syllabi are completed as per the teaching plan. Question Banks in every subject is prepared by the respective departments and made accessible to the students.

For assessing the knowledge and skills of the students the college arranges unit tests, class tests, term and annual examinations. The detailed programme and procedure of the evaluation, examination and other rules and regulations related the examination are provided to the students through the prospectus and the college calendar at the beginning of each academic session. A student is required to have 75 percent attendance to appear for University examinations. Records of attendance and marks are maintained in all departments. However the internal assessment is not taken into account by the University for the declaration of results.

Classroom lectures are supplemented by seminars. Over Head Projectors, models and charts are used as aids in teaching. In addition to classroom teaching interactive sessions - such as group discussions, debates are also conducted in the departments. Emphasis on practicals is observed to be less in the curriculum. However, students are encouraged to participate in laboratory work, field work and educational tours. Teachers are aware that a large number of honours students need remedial coaching classes and arrange for them as and when required. No formal mechanism of arranging remedial classes has been developed. Home assignments, study materials and brief notes are provided to advanced learners. They are also encouraged to present papers in departmental seminars and contribute articles to subject based wall magazines displayed in respective departments. The Peer team noticed a systematic documentation of the seminar papers and the attendance of participants. The Peer team felt that the expertise of Education department faculty could have been used in designing formats for lesson plan and training of staff in the preparation of lesson plan.

The college encourages the teachers to participate in seminars, refresher and orientation courses. During the last five years 28 teachers have attended National Seminars and 06 teachers attended International Seminars. The college organized two national level seminars with the financial assistance from the UGC in the academic session 2004-05 and has also received approval from UGC for financial assistance to conduct two seminars during 2005-06. Proceedings of a seminar conducted by the Department of Anthropology has been published by the college. The Peer team appreciates the participation of eminent resource persons and the quality of publication of the proceedings of the seminar on 'Tribal health, Culture and Development in Orissa'.

All teachers drawing UGC scales of pay have been recruited by the State Government following University regulations. Few teachers recruited by the Management have the minimum qualification but not passed NET or equivalent examination. However, some of the teachers recruited by the Management have made efforts to acquire higher qualifications of M.Phil., and Ph.D., which is a good sign of progress. The college has developed a mechanism to receive feedback from the students on the performance of teachers through structured questionnaire. Self-appraisal mechanism of evaluation of the faculty members is also followed. The college has developed linkages with several National level Research Institutions and Universities for utilizing the research facilities of the institutions which is highly commendable. Regional Research Laboratories, Bhubaneswar, Regional Plant resource centre, Bhubaneswar. Central University Pondichery, Indian Institute of Tourism management and all universities located in the state of Orissa are some of the institutions facilitating the faculty in research and training as evidenced from the records.

Criterion- III: Research, consultancy and Evaluation
Out of 68 teachers in the college, 15 have Ph.D., degrees and 16 have M.Phil., degrees. One teacher in the department of Psychology possesses D.Lit. degree. The college encourages the teachers to upgrade themselves by undertaking research works while in service. Teachers in the college can avail study leave for doing research and in such events the college makes necessary substitute arrangements. In the last five years 08 members of the faculty were awarded Ph.Ds, 02 have submitter their Ph.D., thesis and 05 others have registered for Ph.D. One teacher in the Department of Chemistry had been awarded fellowship under F.I.P programme of the UGC to pursue Ph.D., work. One minor research project funded by the UGC is being pursued in the college and another is submitted to UGC for financial assistance.

Teachers in the department of Anthropology, Zoology, Botany, Economics, Education, English, Home Science, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology have published research papers in journals, contributed articles to magazines and have authored books. In all, the faculty of the college have published 32 research papers in national and international journals, authored 9 books and published 10 popular articles. This is highly commendable and indicates the academic interest and enthusiasm of the faculty.

The college encourages the teachers to participate in seminars, refresher and orientation courses. During the last five years 25 teachers of the college had attended refresher and orientation courses, 28 teachers had attended national level seminars and 06 in international level seminars/conferences. A teacher in the department of English served as a visiting professor at Junita College, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

The Principal of the college is a member of the Syndicate of Utkal University. A teacher in the department of Zoology is the fellow of Zoological Society of India. World Federation of Teacher's Union, an International Teacher's Body, recognized by UNESCO, has conferred Teacher's award to one of the teachers in the department of Psychology. A teacher in Economics has been nominated as the state level resource person in the area of 'Gender Issue' for the qualitative improvement of elemental education in Orissa. Research committee of the college should be activated further to help the teachers to draw up research projects and to submit those to various funding agencies like MHRD, UGC, DST, ICSSR, BSI, ZSI and ICHR, etc.

The college is yet to develop formal consultancy services. However, some faculty members offer their expertise to other research and social organizations. Faculty of department of Anthropology provided consultancy services for evaluating the projects in Orissa funded by Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation and SKN, Netherland. Another teacher in the Department of Anthropology assisted DFID in evaluation of 'Urban Services Improvement Project'. The consultancy reports have been published and are of high quality. The Head of the Department of Zoology is a recognized Guide for Ph.D. The Principal of the college is also a recognized guide and has authored many books and publications. The academic strength of the faculty may be fully utilized by opening honours courses in Science departments and Distance Education programmes leading to Masters degree in Arts subjects.

Teachers and students of this college participate in varied extension activities in the neighbouring slum and the village adopted by the college. The activities include environmental awareness, health and hygiene, literacy, adult education, medical camp, blood donation, AIDS awareness, disaster awareness and family planning awareness. The NSS and NCC units play a prominent role here in collaboration with GOs and NGOs. As a part of the extension programme, the NSS units of the college has adopted a slum in Unit-I in Bhubaneswar to offer their services for health and hygiene, adult education, literacy and other community development programmes. Students of the college participated in 'Swabhimann' programme organized by an NGO to help the physically handicapped. NCC cadets of the college have participated in mass awareness campaign against cruelty to mentally ill women, national integration camp, map reading (out door) camp, blood donation camp and in All India Trekking Expedition. Some of the NCC cadets participated in the Pre Republic Day Camp at Bhubaneswar. Students have won trophies in games and sports held at inter collegiate level.

Criterion- IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Kamala Nehru Women's College , Orissa stands on a campus covering a total area of approximately 3 Acres. The departments of the college are housed in several small buildings and with the exception of two new blocks, all buildings are old. The Principal's office, administrative block, laboratories in the Science block, teachers' common room, common room for the students, computer centre, canteen and a small play ground are the physical facilities available on the campus. The college has a master plan with projected expansion of its infrastructure for future development. It is suggested that the college may approach to the State Government and other funding agencies to provide assistance in developing modern and spacious accommodation as it has scope for further expansion.

The college maintains and augments its infrastructure by the college development fund, funds received from the State Government, UGC, local area development funds of MPs and fund generated by the college itself with the donations from students, individuals, public and private organizations. It offers its infrastructural facilities to Banking organizations, Indian Railways and other Government organization for holding examinations to recruit their employees. The class rooms and the laboratories are well maintained.

The college library named as 'Dhiren Pattanaik Memorial Library' has limited space for reading room even though the stack room has adequate floor space. It is managed by Library Advisory Committee and remains open from 9 a.m to 4 p.m on all working days in a year. The library has a collection of over 11000 books and it subscribes 36 journals including periodicals. A Book bank facility has been created out of the savings of collections from an exhibition organized by the staff. Participation of staff in building resources is commendable. Computer and reprographic facilities are also available in the library. The library has recently been computerized for purchase of books and stock verification.

The college has total 08 computers with printers, of which 03 are in the office, 01 in the library and 04 are in the computer laboratory. Besides, the 'Computer Point'- an institute functioning in the college campus under the Joint Venture College Computer Education (JVCC) Scheme, Govt. of Orissa, has 05 PCs with all accessories. The computer center remains open from 7 a.m to 2 p.m on all working days.

The college shares the public playground opposite to the college for facilitating the students for holding major outdoor games and athletic events. A teacher in Physical Education trains and guides the students to participate in various tournaments.

The college has basic facilities such as drinking water and clean toilets and a canteen. There is a small botanical garden developed on the campus. The volunteers of NSS units and the NCC cadets in the college undertake special drives to keep the campus clean and pollution free. The students need to be encouraged to develop garden and maintain a green campus.

Criterion-V: Students Support and Progression
The college brings out an updated prospectus every year. The prospectus gives details of academic programmes, general rules, fee structure, eligibility criteria for admission in different programmes and other information regarding the college, including the student support services. The policies and criteria of admission are also made clear to the prospective students through the college calendar and notification on the college notice board.

The drop out rates in Arts and Science streams are 5 and 10 percent respectively which is minimal. The performance of the students in the university examinations has been good and the success rate ranges between 80 and 100 percent. It is observed that a good number of students secured university ranks in Sociology, Oriya, Political Science, Psychology, Home Science and Philosophy during the last five years. In the year 2002-2003 two students of the college; one from the department of Sociology and other from the department of Political Science occupied First positions in the B.A.(Hons) final examinations of the university in their respective subjects. A student in the department of Oriya secured first rank in the University Examination, 2005.

The exact record on the progression of students to employment is not available in the college. However, it is estimated that about 40 percent of the graduates from this college continue postgraduate studies.

Alumni Association has recently been formed in the college. Alumni Association has promised to help the college for its all round development. A good number of alumni in the college are distinguished personalities in the field of education, sports, culture and administration in both public and private sectors. An alumni in the college represented Indian National Football Team as its captain.

Financial aids are available to the students in the form of various scholarships from the State Government and the Central Government. The college awards cash prizes and trophy to the meritorious students. Health and safety Insurance Scheme for students have been introduced in the college.

The college provides recreational facilities to the students through games, both indoor and outdoor, debate competition, cultural programmes and dance/music competition. A considerable number of students have participated in the State and National level tournaments in Soft ball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Kho-kho and Cricket. On many occasions they have won medals and prizes. Incentives are given to the outstanding sports persons sanctioning T.A and D.A for participation in national and state level tournaments and also providing reservation of seats at the time of admission. Students participate in co-curricular activities through writing articles for the college magazine and wall magazines. Dramatic Society, Literary Society and Athletic club are functioning in the college to nurture the innate talents of the students.

Ctriterion- VI : Organisation and Management
The college being under Grant-in-aid scheme of the State Government of Orissa, the rules laid down by the Government provides the guidance for the efficient organization and management of the Institution. The Governing Body is the highest policy and decision making body in the college. It takes active interest to encourage the offices and the departments to run on the principles of participation and transparency. The Principal is the ex-officio Secretary of the Governing Body and she is the chief executive functionary in academic, administrative and financial affairs. The Sub Collector, Bhubaneswar functions as Chairman of the Governing Body. The members of the governing body include the officer-in-charge of the College Development Council of the University and a representative of the Founder's family. Senior faculty members are assigned duties as Administrative Bursar, Academic Bursar and Accounts Bursar and they assist the Principal for the management. Several other committees help the Principal for smooth functioning of the college and maintenance of discipline in the campus.

All academic activities are planned and executed on the basis of the academic calendar set up by the college. Department heads monitor the overall performance of the students through regular assessment. Out of 68 teachers, 39 are paid by the State Government and 29 are paid by the Management. The Peer team appreciates the efforts taken by the Principal to get the approval for 11 teachers appointed by the Management to draw State Government scales in the last five years. The college has introduced a Self appraisal method to evaluate the performance and efficiency of faculty in teaching, research and extension. It has also developed formal mechanism for the appraisal of teachers by the students through five point scale. The college has also developed formal mechanism to collect student feedback on academic programmes.

In order to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff an internal check system is maintained which includes distribution of jobs to staff in general. Specific duties are allotted to the staff in a time bound manner. Principal with the help of Administrative Bursar, Accounts Bursar, Academic Bursar and all concerned Head of different departments monitors the activities and efficiencies of the non-teaching staff and accordingly Annual Confidential Reports of all non-teaching employees are maintained.

The Principal of the college has undergone training in administrative and academic matter. Administrative staff in the college undergo training programme as per the instruction from the Department of Higher education, Orissa.

The unit cost of education including salary component and excluding salary component are Rs.16630 and Rs.7000 respectively. If the cost is calculated on the basis of total student strength inclusive of Plus Two, it would be only fifty percent of the cost.

The college provides various services to the students. To encourage academic excellence among the students college awards cash prizes and trophy to the meritorious students. College has introduced poor student fund from this academic session. Free remedial coaching classes are arranged for economically and academically disadvantaged students. College helps the staff to avail themselves of loans from Nationalised banks.

The college has constituted a Grievance Redress Cell with the senior members of the faculty. Grievances from the students and the staff are received through a box and are redressed. One faculty member is assigned the responsibility of adviser of Students Union. There is no placement cell and placement officer in the college. Local Fund Audit, Govt. of Orissa has audited the accounts of the college up to 2003-2004.

Criterion - VII : Healthy Practices
The Peer Team has identified a number of commendable healthy practices. Some of the important healthy practices are :

Good discipline of the students and close interaction between students and faculty is prevailing in the campus.

An atmosphere of cooperation between the staff and the Principal exists in the college.

The college follows the self appraisal method for the evaluation of individual teachers and maintains the quality checks over the non teaching staff.

The college conducts regular unit tests and term examinations.

Academic audit is made at regular intervals.

Faculty is encouraged to pursue M.Phil., Ph.D., and refreshers/orientation courses.

Teachers update their knowledge through participation in seminars, workshops and conferences.

The college sanctions study leave to the teachers to pursue research.

A considerable number of books and articles have been published by the faculty members.

The college has a mechanism to collect student feedback on academic programmes.

Maximum number of staff are involved in academic and administrative affairs through various committees.

A number of societies clubs and associations have been formed to provide opportunities to students to develop their talents.

Civic sense and responsibilities are imparted through NSS and NCC units.

The Peer Team, after going through the self-study report and after its visit to the various academic and physical facilities is pleased with the academic activities of the staff and discipline of the students.

The college has served the cause of education of women for 25 years in the city of Bhubaneswar and thus accomplished the objective of spreading higher education.

The college has the scope to become a lead college with its staff potential if the infrastructure and equipment needs could be improved.

A stage to diversify from conventional to vocational courses is strongly felt both by faculty and stake holders of the college as the demand for conventional courses is likely to be less in future.

The curriculum, combination of courses and methods of evaluation followed requires to be reviewed to achieve quality in higher education.

As the approach to teaching and learning process and the competencies required to handle revised and /or professional courses at UG level are not the same as at Plus Two, combining the two programmes might not be beneficial to achieve quality in higher education.

The Peer Team is also happy to find a number of good features of Kamala Nehru Women's College which it would wish to commend:

Consistently good performance at students and securing ranks in the University examinations.

Self motivation among staff to carry out research utilizing external resources even though the college does not have research facility.

Quality of publications of the faculty members.

Rapport maintained with several local institutions for academic support.

Accomplishing UGC recognition, permanent affiliation from University, securing UGC grants and utilization of grants in the last three years.

The alumni and parents claim the college to be the best women's college among the aided colleges in Orissa.

The zeal of Principal and her team of staff to take the college to higher level in all respects.

The college may pursue with the University for introduction of few vocational courses such as Computer Science, Commerce, Journalism, Mass Communication, Multimedia, Women's Studies. etc.,

The infrastructure including more number of classrooms, seminar halls, spacious laboratories with necessary equipment is to be developed to suit the needs of new courses.

A computer centre is to be established to provide opportunity for all students to take courses.

All the non-teaching staff in administration and accounts to be trained in the use of computers of office administration.

A career counseling and placement cell with trained staff is to be established on the campus.

Library needs to be expanded to have adequate floor space for at least 200 girls students.

An audio-visual center to be established along with a model class room.

A multipurpose community hall may be constructed to conduct cultural and academic programs in the college.

The college may start training in martial arts in Kungfu and Karate for self-defence of the students.

The college may try for a full fledged Yoga centre with the financial assistance of UGC or other funding agencies.

The alumni association of the college is of recent origin and the association may further be strengthened for the overall development of the college.

Efforts are to be initiated to start PG programs using distance mode of education.

The peer team wishes to thank the Management, the Principal, the Steering Committee Coordinator, the Office Superintendent, the teaching and non-teaching staff and the students for the co-operation, hospitality, goodwill and support extended towards the peer team during their visit to the college. The peer team is very appreciative of their helpfulness and courtesy.

Prof.(Mrs.) P.Geervani (Chairman)

Prof. Rajan Varguhese (Member Coordinator)

Prof. Saktibrata Bhowmik (Member)

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