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Rajdhani College, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa


Rajdhani College, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa
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Bhubaneshwar (District Khordha (Khurda))
Orissa, India
Pin Code : 751001

Rajdhani College, Bhubaneshwar Orissa is a recognised institute / college. Status: Co-Ed. Rajdhani College, Bhubaneshwar Orissa is also known as Rajdhani Degree College. Rajdhani College, Bhubaneshwar Orissa was established on / in 1973.

Principal of Rajdhani College, Bhubaneshwar Orissa is (Mobile 9437138278).

Rajdhani College is situated in Bhubaneshwar of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Bhubaneshwar comes under Bhubaneshwar Tehsil, Khordha (Khurda) District.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Rajdhani College, Bhubaneshwar Orissa are Admission (I/C) 9861437411, DEO 9861395817.

Contact Details of Rajdhani College, Bhubaneshwar Orissa are : Telephone: +91-674-2425691

Rajdhani (Junior) College, Bhubaneswar
Principal Mobile: 9437095663
Admission Mobile: 9437563365
DEO Mobile: 9861395817


Rajdhani College, Bhubaneshwar Orissa runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).

Approval details: Rajdhani College is affiliated with Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneshwar

Media coverage of Rajdhani College, Bhubaneshwar Orissa, Orissa

NAAC report of Rajdhani College

Section I: Introduction
Rajdhani College, located at Baramunda on the western side of Bhubaneswar, Orissa, initially functioned as a morning shift of BJB College in the year 1973 and was improvised into offering Intermediate and degree courses in a few government blocks in Unit-I under its present name. After 15 years, due to its rapid growth, the college had to be shifted to its own campus at Baramunda which is the only affiliated college in the capital. This college has been providing quality education in order to enrich the mind and promote creativity, to pursue knowledge of self, society and nature, and to improve the efficiency and productivity of the social productive system.

The revenue is generated through the fee collected and is government funded. The college is recognized under 2f and 12B by the UGC and is an urban college affiliated to Utkal University. The unit cost of education is Rs.24168.29/- including salary component and Rs.151.34/- excluding salary component.

The college campus is spread over an area of 15 acres. It offers nine undergraduate courses with honours in English, Oriya, Economics, Education, History, Political Science and Sociology. Philosophy and Sanskrit are offered as elective pass subjects. The College has 34 permanent and one part time teachers among whom 15 hold doctoral degrees, five M.Phil., holders and 14 PG teachers. There are 30 administrative staff and nine technical staff who ably support the institution. The student strength of the college is 784 with 6 students coming from outside.

The Institution has volunteered to be assessed by the NAAC and the Self-study Report was submitted. The NAAC constituted the Peer Team to validate the report submitted by the Institution, comprising of Prof. Ashish Roy (Chairman) Prof. H.M.Rajashekara (Member, Co-ordinator) Prof. Ponnammal. K. Pandian, Member and Dr. M.S. Shyamasundar (Co-ordinating Officer). The Peer Team visited the Institution on 24th and 25th February 2006 to validate the self study report.

The Peer Team carefully perused and analyzed the Self-study Report submitted by the college. During the on-site visit for two days, the Team went through all the relevant supportive documents and papers submitted by the institution. It visited the departments, library, available sports facilities, NSS, NCC and Red Cross units. It also had extensive interaction with the Principal, Faculty, Staff, Parents, Students and Alumni Association and Extension activity groups. Based on the above exercise and keeping in view of the seven criteria identified by NAAC, the assessment of the college is given in the ensuing pages.

Section 2: Criterion-Wise Analysis
Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects
Being an affiliated college the institution is following the syllabi and curriculum prescribed by Utkal University. The subjects offered at UG level are English, Oriya, Economics, Education, Political Science, History, Sociology, Logic, Philosophy and Sanskrit. The college follows unitized syllabi. Though it has no power to revise and update the syllabi prescribed by the university, the teachers who are members of Board of Studies, try to implement changes. The faculty also keep themselves abreast with the changes in curriculum through workshops, refresher courses, orientation courses and seminars.

Teachers are encouraged to attend Refresher and Orientation courses. As such, there are 12 teachers who have attended refresher courses during the last few years. 13 teachers have participated as resource persons at national level seminars/ workshops. Self-appraisal reports in the UGC format are collected annually. Students' evaluation on the performance of the teachers are collected and used for improving the quality of teaching.

The Government and University do not frequently permit the introduction of new courses. So, the college could not start new courses in the recent past and hence chances for both vertical and horizontal mobility and flexibility are very limited. The college has been graded as a 'Quality Institution' by the UGC. Steps may be taken to give computer training to all the students. Regular interactions with various stakeholders, namely, potential employers, funding agencies, students, parents and alumni are essential to understand the shortcomings and update the curriculum.

Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The UG programme is carried out under annual system. Teachers are enthusiastic, dedicated and maintain a good work culture. Interaction with the students and alumni reveals that the teacher-student relationship is cordial. Teachers are always ready to help the students and assist them by taking extra classes voluntarily.

Post entrance tests are conducted to identify the slow learners. They are given special attention and remedial coaching. Advanced learners are given additional responsibilities. Introduction of tutorial system is commendable.

Traditional lecture method is predominantly followed in the college. Assignment, seminars, group discussions, projects, etc are also followed in teaching and pedagogy. The teachers prepare course plans at the commencement of the academic year and are made available to the students. The Principal communicates evaluation methods to the students at the time of admission. The drop-out rate is 09%.

Preparation of manuscript magazine may enable the students to improve their talent and creativity. The results are appreciable as per the self-study report.

The system of self-appraisal for teachers is practised. Feedback from students on teachers are obtained and analyzed. Faculty Development & Faculty Improvement Programmes may further be strengthened.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Research activity is carried on by many teachers in the college in addition to their regular teaching. Teachers in most of the Departments are engaged in research work. Some teachers are in continuous process of being engaged in active research. This acts as motivation to other members of their respective department and helps to enhance the academic ambience. Facilities under FIP and FDP are provided to the faculty members by sanctioning study leave to further improve their research activities. The research committee has recently been set up to advise and monitor the research programme. The total number of publications is about 15 books. Several teachers have participated in several national seminars. Some projects have been completed during the last three years. Good number of publications and participation in seminars have contributed to the good functioning of the institution.

Only negligible number of the teachers are actively involved in research. FIP and FDP along with study leave are sanctioned to faculty to improve on their areas of research.

Extension activities are quite impressive and are undertaken by the NSS, NCC and Red Cross Units. They have completed a number of projects during the last three years like awareness camps on AIDS, Drug abuse, health and hygiene, Mental Health Workshop and Medical Camp. One faculty member holds additional charge of the extension activities. These activities fulfil the need of the society, enrich the learning experiences and inculcate community feelings among the students. The teachers and the students actively participate in extension activities.

In view of good research activities in some departments there is scope for having community service in some areas that might help the college to generate some additional resources.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college is housed in its own building with sufficient rooms for classes, support services, Principal's chamber and Canteen. Since it is a government college the creation of additional physical infrastructure requires financial support and sanction of the government. Therefore there is a constraint on the part of the college to provide additional physical facilities.

The College library is managed by an Advisory Committee. It has 25,026 books with 3300 titles and is yet to be automated. There is a book bank facility for the SC/ST students. There are 11 periodicals and journals subscribed. The library works 7 hours a day from 9am to 4pm. Library accession and facilities need to be further augmented. Internet and computers have to be made available to the students. The college has an effective system of maintenance. A central computer facility can be an added advantage to the students. Athletes are encouraged and provided with funds and coaching.

There are very limited health facilities in the college. A medical officer on call can render medical assistance to the staff and students.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The students are informed about the rules and regulations of admission, examinations etc. through the college calendar published annually. The Principal gives additional information through notifications. The college has a mechanism to get feedback from students through questionnaire and suggestions are invited from them. The college office is yet to be computerized, but renders good services to students through scholarships, sponsorships, academic matters, examinations and all allied matters.

The college may think of keeping in touch with the Alumni Association. The institution needs to utilize its services for its development. In the meeting of the old students with the Peer Team some volunteered to provide free services to the institution. The students are also satisfied with the performance of the college and its teachers. The success rate in the examination is 91% and the drop out rate is 9%

Students are being encouraged to participate in sports activities. At the time of admission special credit is given to good sportsmen. The college may think in terms of setting up an employment and a placement cell. The proctorial system need to be streamlined. Self-employment is to be given greater attention. The Peer Team is happy to note the cordial and homely relationship that exists in the campus among the principal, staff and students.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
With the help of an efficient internal co-ordinating mechanism, operating through Academic, Administrative and Accounts Bursars as well as various committees. The college runs smoothly and effectively. The staff council monitors the discipline, examination and academic progress. Heads of departments co-ordinate and execute academic decisions. The administrative staff also contribute to the smooth running of the college.

Other committees like the College Development Committee, Purchase Committee, Admission Committee, etc., contribute to efficient and effective management of college. The governing body of the college play the major role for improving the over-all development of the college and giving constructive proposals to the government.

College gets salary grant from the Government. Government and University rules are followed in maintaining the accounts and auditing. The auditing has been completed till date. Loan facilities are made available to the teaching and the non-teaching staff.
A Grievance Redressal Cell functions in the campus. Old students have expressed their appreciation regarding the growth and progress of the institution. They are satisfied with the helpful attitude of the Principal and teachers towards the students.

The Peer Team also interacted with the non-teaching staff. In order to ensure efficiency and professional approach to performance, the non-teaching staff needs to be trained in that direction.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
In its endeavour to realize its vision and goals, the college has adopted and implemented several healthy practices aiming at the overall development of the students during its 32 years of its existence. The following are some of the healthy practices found in the college.

Adoption of participatory management.

Constitution of various committees aiming at the overall development of the institution and the students.

Conducting special and extra classes voluntarily by teachers for the benefit of poor students and slow learners.

Commendable extension activities including adoption of a village for its all-round development .

Promoting community orientation.

Inculcation of civic responsibility and moral values among the learners.

Section: 3 Overall Analysis
The analysis of the Self-Study Report and the two-day visit to the institution undertaken by the Peer Team has enabled it to evaluate the functioning of the college. The success of any educational institution depends upon the cordiality and harmonious relationship that exists among it different component and the community around it. This college can be proud of successfully blending this relationship. The institution is to develop the 'tutorial culture' in the interest of the students. The students are on the whole, regular and attentive in classes, and maintain good discipline and decorum. The college has succeeded in identifying and manifesting artistic and sports talents of the students. The infrastructure can be optimally utilized. Participation of the students in NSS and NCC activities is appreciable. Multiple committees ensure transparency and decentralization of administration. Old students also take keen interest in the development of the college. The Peer Team is happy to state that there exists a good academic atmosphere in the college.

Recommendations :
While appreciating the positive achievements of the college, the Peer Team considers it as its duty to make certain recommendations to overcome its shortcomings.

Certificate, diploma/add-on courses on vocational market friendly subjects and BA honourse in Public Administration may be started.

Introduction of degree courses in science subject would make the institution a full-fledged one and also helps the students.

Teachers may be motivated to register for Ph.D. on part-time basis.

The Research Committee may be streamlined for the purpose of expeditious processing of research projects. Teachers may be insisted on to submit projects to different funding agencies.

Advanced learners may be given more responsibilities and training in leadership qualities.

All staff and students may be given computer training.

Language laboratory may be set up to promote communicative skills among students.

Library needs to be computerized fully with a barcode system.

A programme may be chalked out to make use of the services of the alumni.

Short-term certificate courses may be designed to empower women and other unemployed youths of the locality.

Seminars and guest lectures on current vital topics may be arranged frequently.

Soft Skills, Human Resource Training Programmes, Field & Educational Trips may be promoted.

MoUs with industries and research organizations may be executed.

Interlibrary links may be established.

UGC may be approached for financial help for the construction of hostel for girl students.

A Special Coaching Centre for conducting classes pertaining to competitive examinations may be setup for the benefit of students.
Prof. Ashish Roy

Prof. H. M. Rajashekara
(Member Co-ordinator)

Dr. Ponnammal. K. Pandian

Place : Bhubaneswar.

Date : 25th February '2006

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