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Stewart Science College, Cuttack, Orissa
Address:Buxibazar
Cuttack (District Cuttack)
Orissa, India



Stewart Science College, Cuttack Orissa is a recognised institute / college. Stewart Science College, Cuttack Orissa is also known as Stewart Science Degree College. Stewart Science College, Cuttack Orissa was established on / in 1944.


Principal of Stewart Science College, Cuttack Orissa is 9438280076.

Stewart Science College is situated in Cuttack of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Cuttack comes under Cuttack Tehsil, Cuttack District.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Stewart Science College, Cuttack Orissa are Admission Incharge 9861058753, 8895171014 Deo.

email ID(s) is Stewart Science College Cuttack Orissa


Contact Details of Stewart Science College, Cuttack Orissa are : Telephone: +91-671-2416007

Stewart Science (Junior) College, Cuttack
Principal Mobile: 9861163312
Admission Mobile: 9437080225
DEO Mobile: 9437518562



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Stewart Science College, Cuttack Orissa runs course(s) in science stream(s).
+3 science

Approval details: Stewart Science College is affiliated with Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (Orissa)



Media coverage of Stewart Science College, Cuttack Orissa, Orissa

NAAC report of Stewart Science College

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION
Stewart Science College, Cuttack is a co-educational exclusive Science College affiliated to the Utkal University. The College was established by the Christian Missionaries of Diocese of Cuttack under the Church of North India in July 1944. It has completed 62 years of academic activities and it continues to be a Science College. Started as a pre-degree College, it rose to the status of degree College in the year 1960. Honours classes were introduced in the year 1968. The science courses offered include Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology. The College gets wide attention as a pioneer institution in science offering educational opportunities to rich and poor on an equal footing. The College has fixed the following goals for carrying out its educational activities:

To provide quality science education in the state.

To foster the advancement of scientific knowledge.

To foster meticulous and rigorous training that enables a student to learn science correctly.

To ensure a creative and innovative thinking in scientific domain.

To inculcate human potential and scientific tempo that can be utilized in the dimension of social peace, prosperity, integrity and social harmony.

To nurture the scientific idea in terms of knowledge and wisdom in constructive dimension of social stand.

To promote humanitarian virtues and to preserve our past ideals, cultural and spiritual heritage.

To build up the moral character of the students through internal development of their personalities and make them responsible citizens in future.

To promote a sense of friendship, generosity, goodwill and common
brotherhood among all sections of people.

To be an important milestone to achieve national integration which is a great need and demand of the present time.

To be a citadel of learning science where every student regardless of race, colour, age, religion, income or education achievement has an equal opportunity for development according to his own capability and initiative.

To promote higher education in science for students of Orissa.

The mission of the College is embodied in the Crest of the College. The Crest contains words which means 'Fear of Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom'. The College Insignia comprises five distinct symbols:

The top symbol is the entrance of the Barabati Fort of Cuttack indicating the entrance to the citadel of knowledge. The open book stands for source of knowledge and wisdom.

The Tree shows the green environment of the college.

The symbol 'S' at the center of the crest stands for the name of the College.

Ear of grain at the bottom symbolizes the productive knowledge

1944 is the year in which the College is established to spread higher education in science.

The College is located in the heart of the glorious silver city, Cuttack in an area of 3.003 acres. The College is a grant-in-aid College. The College follows the annual pattern of examinations as per the provisions of the Utkal University. The management is sincerely committed to the cause of higher education and works for the development of the institution in all respects with full faith and dedication. The College has been recognised by the UGC under 2(f) and also 12B with effect from 1-7-1972. The College has right now nine departments, six in science and three in languages. The number of teachers is 42 consisting of 35 permanent teachers and 07 temporary teachers. Eighteen teachers possess Ph.D. The number of students is of the order of 326 including six students from other states. The administrative staff is of the order of 46. The unit cost of education in the College has been Rs. 26,831 including salary component and Rs. 6,199 excluding salary component during the previous year. The College has reasonably good infrastructure facilities.

The College volunteered to be assessed and accredited and submitted a Self- Study Report to the NAAC, Bangalore. In response to this, the NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof. V. Balamohandas, Vice-Chancellor, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh as the Chairman; Prof. Pradip Narayan Ghosh, Department of Physics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bangal and Dr. (Mrs.) Manju Sinha, Principal, Ranchi Women's College, Ranchi, Jharkhand as Members. The Coordinating officer from the NAAC is Dr. M.S.Shymasundar, Deputy Adviser, NAAC, Bangalore. The Team visited the College for two days i.e. on July 13-14, 2006.

The Peer Team carefully perused and analysed the Self-Study Report submitted by the institution. During institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant supportive documents and papers submitted by the College. The team visited all the academic departments and various facilities such as central library, sports and games facilities etc. The peer team also had exclusive interactive sessions with the members of the managing committee of the College, Principal, faculty, students' representatives, supporting staff, parents and alumni. The Team has verified all the data which throw light on strengths, performance and achievements of different departments in its endeavour to make an overall assesment on the basis of the seven criteria identified by the NAAC.

SECTION II: CRITERION-WISE REPORT
CRITERION 1: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
As an affiliated College of the Utkal University, the College follows the course structure and the syllabi prescribed by the University for its courses in B.Sc. (honours) and B.Sc. (pass). The College cannot exercise any flexibility in terms of curricular aspects. The College since its inception remains as a science College. A few senior members of the faculty participate in the process of the formulation of U.G. courses at the Utkal University as Members on the Academic Council and Boards of Studies. Apart from this a good number of teachers are Members of the Board of Examiners. The students have the opportunity of selecting honours subject from five different disciplines - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology. The admission rules allow a student to change from one discipline to another within a stipulated period after the commencement of the course. A student admitted into B.Sc. (honours) course shall have to take one honours (major) subject carrying 800 marks; a pass (general) subject carrying 400 marks; one major elective carrying 200 marks; one minor elective carrying 100 marks; and compulsory subjects carrying 300 marks spreading over three academic years. The College is trying to open honours course in Geology. The College is also making efforts to open U.G. courses in Polymer Science, Electronics, Bio-technology, Pisciculture, Computer Applications and Material Science.

CRITERION 2: TEACHING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Teaching, learning and evaluation in any college forms the basics for excellence in academic activity. The teachers should continue to be good learners and teaching should be a mission than a mere profession. The learning process shall have to be meaningful. The evaluation process shall have to reflect the quality of teaching and learning. The college follows the government and the university norms in making admissions. Initial orientation programme for freshers is given to guide for efficient learning. Course-wise bridge and remedial classes are arranged for slow learners and also the educationally disadvantaged students. Advanced learners are given special training. There is good interaction between teachers and students both in the classroom and outside the classroom. Some of the students of the college are rank holders at the university level. Individual teachers maintain lesson plan and progress registers which are reviewed by the concerned heads of the departments and the Principal every month. Seminars, group discussions and guest lectures are also arranged periodically.

Academic calendar is prepared for the whole year and made available to the students in advance. Details of tests, examinations and evaluations are conveyed to the students during the orientation classes. Character formation and personality development are given due attention. The number of working days of the College is 233. The number of teaching days is 188. 95 per cent of the classes are engaged by the full-time faculty. The ratio of permanent teachers to part-time teachers is 1:0.15. The College has recently introduced collection of feedback from the students on the quality of teaching and campus life. The students are encouraged to contribute their articles in wall magazines of the respective departments. The scripts of the pre-test and test examination are made available to students to know their performance. Question banks in every subject are prepared for use by the students. Latest tools are used in the classroom.

CRITERION 3 : RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND XTENSION
Of the total 42 teachers, 18 teachers possess Ph.D. and 05 teachers possess M.Phil. Many of the teachers possessing Ph.D. are recognized guides for research by the Utkal University. During the last five years, 14 research scholars have obtained Ph.D. under the guidance of the teachers of this college. As of to-day another 20 research scholars are pursuing their research under the guidance of the teachers of this College. Some teachers of the College are providing free consultancy to the society in the area of water pollution, environment pollution, health hazards, plantation and career counselling. The College has units in NSS and NCC. These extension units in association with local NGOs organized activities in the areas of health and hygiene awareness, blood donation camps, medical camps, AIDs awareness, environmental awareness, literacy programme, etc. Some teachers of the College are associated with important NGOs as active members.

CRITERION 4: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The College is located in an area of 3.003 acres of land. The total built-up area is at present 36000 sft. in the form of class rooms, laboratories, administrative office, etc. The College has good facilities for sports and games. They include a foot-ball field, a badminton and volleyball and also a pitch for cricket practice. The College has no hostel as of today since the existing hostel has been damaged in the 1999 cyclone. The library of the College consists of 19,042 books and 6,000 titles. Twenty journals/periodicals are subscribed. An amount of Rs. 57,000/- was spent for acquisition of books and periodicals during the last year. About 270 books have been acquired during the last year. The library works on all working days of the College. The library hours are 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. The library committee and management monitors the library purchases. However, the latest library facilities like reprography, audio-visual cassettes, computerization, internet connectivity etc. are not yet initiated. As of today there is no central computer facility. The College has received assistance from the University Grant Commission an amount of Rs. tan lakhs for cyclone relief, Rs. Seven lakh under X plan for books and equipments under old and reputed College scheme.

CRITERION 5: STUDENTS SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The College is interested in providing all measures for student support and progression. The student progression and examination results are consistently good. The drop-out rate is at high level since many students drop out in between for the sake of competitive examinations. The percentage of students appearing for the qualifying examination is nearly 70 per cent. The staff members provide counseling to the students. During the year 2003-'04 only 15 students were the beneficiaries of scholarships. The alumni of the College occupy prominent positions in different fields in the state and also at the country level. An alumni association is formed.

CRITERION 6: ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The College has a good monitoring mechanism with an approved governing body and committees constituted for different activities. The governing body consists of the President, the Secretary and Members nominated by the Church and approved by the government of Orissa. The University also nominates one Member and the government of Orissa one Member on the governing body. The governing body meets once in three months. The Principal is the key figure assisted by the senior faculty members. The senior faculty members working as Bursars evaluate the work efficiency of the supporting staff. There is a grievance redressal cell operating in the College. The College considers the appraisal of the performance of the teachers as very important. An in-built mechanism through the students' evaluation is monitored by the Principal. Certain welfare programmes are initiated to help the employees. The accounts are subjected to Local Fund Audit since the College is a grant-in-aid College.

CRITERION 7: HEALTHY PRACTICES
Some of the healthy practices noted by the Peer Team are mentioned hereunder:

Extension activities through NSS are good.

The department of Botany has done extremely well in providing consultancy to the different segments of the society.

The College has proctorial system which aims at improving the teacher-student relationship and interaction;

Departmental magazines in different departments for ventilating the ideas of the students;

Organization of staff picnics to develop the team work of the faculty;

Organization of a variety of cultural activities.

Organization of study tours for students.

SECTION III: OVERALL ANALYSES
The Peer Team had the benefit of a clearly brought out Self-Study Report of the College before making an on the spot visit. As such, the Team had a clear pre-visit image of the College registered in clear details. The Team is of the view that this institution with existence of over 62 years has been striving hard in imparting higher education at degree level in the silver city of Cuttack. The Peer Team expresses its satisfaction over the progress considering its constrains. The Peer Team is happy that the College is ready to recognize its strengths and weaknesses through this exercise of accreditation and it wants to put in much more efforts in its journey to improve quality of collegiate education. The Peer Team would wish to make the following commendations even as it wishes to bring certain aspects to the attention of the College for further improvement.

A. COMMENDATIONS
Extension activities through NSS are good.

The department of Botany has done extremely well in providing consultancy to the different segments of the society.

The College has proctorial system which aims of improving the teacher-student relationship and interaction;

Departmental magazines in different departments for ventilating the ideas of the students;

Collection of good numbers of specimen by the students in the Department of Zoology;

Organization of staff picnics to develop the team work of the faculty;

Organization of a variety of cultural activities.

Organization of study tours for students.

Good research out put in terms of research guidance from the faculty of the College in general and in the Department of Oriya in particular.

The formation of various Committees to ensure good administration and discipline in the campus life of the College;

Overall ambiance of the College campus.

The staff is dedicated and devoted and the level of involvement is commendable;

B. RECOMMENDATIONS
The College has to create an automatic mechanism to ensure sustenance and unhindered further development of existing infrastructure. The present proposals should not remain mere proposals for ever and the College management has to initiate a time frame preferably within a maximum of two years, for implementing the proposals of infrastructure development.

The College offers right now only courses designed and approved by the Utkal University with six decades of experience in the field of Collegiate education. The College has to take immediate steps to offer institutional courses like Communicative or Spoken English, Computer application, Kitchen gardening, etc.

The teachers have to be encouraged to organize and participate in seminars / conferences / symposia. They have to go beyond attending Refresher / Orientation courses of Academic Staff Colleges of universities. Necessary budget allocation may also be made by the management for this activity. Every teacher has to attend at least one seminar per year, the expenditure to be met by the College.

The College management has to expose each student, supporting staff member and even every teacher to computer literacy.

Attempts be made to strengthen the alumni association and make use of alumni support in various academic and infrastructural development activities.

While there are some accomplished researchers in some departments, the younger faculty needs to be motivated to generate research fund to sustain quality academic activity. In this context, special efforts are needed to secure funding from government, public and private sector organisations.

The best attendance (100 per cent attendance) of the students can be recognized by a prize. Similarly, a teacher who does not go on leave during any of the working days excepting on Duty Leaves of the year can also be recognized by an award/prize.

The College management has to foster the college-industry interaction. A faculty committee along with a representative from the College management may be constituted for the purpose.

Considering the number of teachers with doctoral degrees and M.Phil. degrees, the publication of books and papers is not significant. The college management may encourage publications in all departments, if necessary, by some monetary incentives/ Letter of appreciation.

The college has to initiate steps to create a woman empowerment cell and a placement cell.

The Library may be shifted to a spacious area providing ample space for reading room also. Reprography facility and internet connectivity with additional computer systems have to be thought of.

The college may seek funding for 'Network Resource Centre' from the University Grant Commission.

The laboratories have to be strengthened in general in all departments and particularly in the department of Chemistry with more analysers.

The college has to acquire an LCD projector and audio-visual equipments for better presentations to students.

The teaching pedagogy may include latest techniques of animations too apart from the present lecture method, seminars/discussions, etc.

The college has to provide more sports facilities including a gymnasium for students.

The college management has to arrange immediately a spacious, airy and hygienic canteen on the campus.

Students have to be motivated with active associations of the department of Botany and N.S.S. to keep the college campus clean and develop greenery all around.

For the benefit of students coming from the suburban areas, hostels have to be provided for both boys and girls by mobilizing resources through appropriate agencies.

The college may explore the possibility of starting inter-diciplinary courses at undergraduate level and select PG courses like Bio-Technology, Mirco-Biology etc.

The Peer Team wishes to record its appreciation for the goodwill and cooperation extended to it by the management, principal and his team of Stewart Science College, Cuttack, during the visit. The Team wishes the College all success in its future endeavours in pursuit of quality and excellence.

Name of the Chairperson - Prof. V. Balamohandas

Name of the Member - Prof. Pradip Narayan Ghosh

Name of the Member - Dr. (Mrs.) Manju Sinha

(Prof. P.K. Mohanty)
Principal
Stewart Science College
Cuttack.

Date : 14-07-2006

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