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Larambha College, Larambha, Orissa
Larambha College, Larambha, Orissa
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Braja Vihar, Attabira
Larambha (District Bargarh)
Orissa, IndiaPin Code : 768102
Larambha College, Larambha Orissa is a recognised institute / college. Status: Pvt.,Aided. Larambha College, Larambha Orissa was established on / in 1964.
Principal of Larambha College, Larambha Orissa is 9778157532.
Larambha College is situated in Larambha of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Larambha College, Larambha Orissa are Admission Incharge 9238988683, 9777207291 DEO, 9438060550.
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Approval details: Larambha College is affiliated with Sambalpur University, Sambalpur (Orissa)
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NAAC report of Larambha CollegeSection -I: Preface
Larambha College, Larambha, Dist: Bargarh, Orissa, was established in the year 1964 by eminent educationist and philanthropist founder late Sri Brajamohan Panda. It was started as a Science College with 31 students offering B.Sc degree with the affiliation of Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. With the establishment of Sambalpur University, Sambalpur in 1967, the affiliation of the college was transferred to this new University. In the year 1970, B.A course was introduced. The College is a Grant-in-Aid institution. It has been recognized by the UGC under section 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act in 1972. The aim of the college is to provide higher education to the rural and backward students of the Larambha region. Situated in a sprawling campus of 18.02 acres of land in the village Larambha of District Bargarh of Orissa state, the College is 32 kilometers away from Sambalpur city and is well connected through National highway and State highway. The institution is a composite college offering +2 and +3 courses recognized by Government of Orissa. The college offers B.Sc course as well as B.A course on Honours and Pass stream as per the regulation of Sambalpur University, Sambalpur. The college has 6 departments of science and 5 departments of Arts faculty, with a total of 11 departments. The Science faculty is represented by the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology and Industrial Fish and Fisheries. The Arts faculty is represented by the departments of English, Oriya, Political Science, Economics and History. All the departments except Mathematics, English and I.F.F offer both honours as well as pass/general degree programmes. On the other hand, remaining three department( English, I.F.F and Maths) offer only B.A/ B.Sc pass programme. The College has introduced UGC vocational programme namely Industrial Fish and Fisheries in 1996-97. The College has also received UGC assistance and sanction to introduce 3 career oriental programmes namely Bio-Technology(Horticulture), Computer Technology and Environmental Auditing. It is awaiting the approval of Sambalpur University to start the same. The state government has also identified this college for the grant of Autonomy and is awaiting for UGC clearance.
During the current year, the strength of the co-education institution is around 1000, while that of degree programme is 589. Among them 391 are boys and 276 are girls. There are 65 SC-ST students.
The teaching faculty consists of 32 teachers, of whom 26 are permanent while five are temporary and one is a part time teacher. Among 26 permanent staff members, seven holds Ph.D Degree and 14 holds M. Phil Degree. Two teachers of the department of political science are also recognized Ph.D guides by Sambalpur. University. There are three female teachers, of whom one holds Ph.D degree, among the permanent teachers. There are 14 administrative staff and 26 technical staff (including demonstrators) in the college. There is a full time Librarian and a Physical Education Director.
The result of the college is around 67%, while the drop out rate is around 40%. Annual unit cost of the education is Rs. 10302/- while it is Rs.4020/- without the salary component.
The college follows annual pattern with 240 working days and 180 teaching days. The college has three minor research projects to its credit, while it has successfully conducted one UGC sponsored National Seminar. The college has Central Library, Computer Center, Sports Ground, Gymnasium, Hostels, Staff quarters, Vehicle Parking Sheds, Botanical garden, Canteen, NSS, NCC, Red Cross and Health Center.
Larambha College, Larambha, Dist. Bargarh, Orissa, volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC), Bangalore and submitted its self study report to the council in May 2005.The NAAC Peer Team consisting of Professor Y.M.Jayaraj, Professor of Microbiology and former Director CDC Gulberga University and Special Officer, Quality Assurance Cell, Department of Collegiate Education, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore as Chairperson, Professor Manju Mitra, Former Principal, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh as Member-Co-ordinator and Professor Subir Kumar Basu, Dean of students' Welfare, Vidyasagar University, Midnapur, West Bengal as member to visit to college and validate its Self Study Report. Dr M.S. Shyamsunder, Deputy Advisor, National Assessment for Accreditation Council, Bangalore is coordinating officer for this visit. The Peer Team visited the college on 26th and 27th Sept. 2005.
The Peer Team also interacted at length with the members of the Governing Body, the Principal, the faculty, administrative staff, representatives of students, parents/guardians and Alumni of the college. The academic, cocurricular, sports and extension facilities and activities were taken note of during the visit. The relevant documents made available were perused. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the seven criteria identified by the NAAC, the Peer Team has given its concerted and objective assessment of the institution under various criteria, including the commendable features and the issues of concern in the following paragraphs.
Section II: Criterion Wise Analysis
CRITERION I : CURRICULAR ASPECTS
Larambha College, Larambha District Bargarh, Orissa is affiliated to Sambalpur University, Sambalpur. Therefore the syllabus presented by the affiliating university is being taught here. There are two faculties in the college - Arts and Science. In Arts, it has five subjects - English, History, Oriya, Political Science and Economics while in science the subjects are Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics and Industrial Fish and Fisheries. The college offers Arts (Pass and Honors) and Science (Pass and Honors) courses. The study of English and MIL are compulsory. Apart from this formal pattern, UGC vocational course is also run by the college - i.e. Industrial Fish and Fisheries.
The Board of Studies review syllabus every year, but it is updated after three batches of Graduates pass out. The Head of the Department of Political Science served as member of Board of Studies in the University. Academic audit is carried out by the University/DHE/Governing Body of the college based on self Appraisal report submitted by faculty members.
Curricular packages are recognized in modular forms in an informal way. Problem solving sessions, term tests, tutorials, seminars, project work, enrich the academic ambience .The college proposes to introduce new vocational courses from the coming session. The college has already obtained sanction and permission of the UGC for three career oriented programmes namely Biotechnology (Horticulture), environmental auditing and Computer Technology.
CRITERION : II - TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The admission of the students is done based on their academic records in the qualifying examination and personal interview. A well structured time bound program of internal assessment, unit tests and terminal examination is run by the college which helps to improve academic performance of the students. The teachers do make lesson plans in the prescribed format provided by the DHE. The details of the teaching plan are kept by every department and the review and rescheduling of teaching schedule is periodically done by Principal and HOD. The traditional lecture method is informally supported by audio-visual aids, charts and also by arranging seminars, study tours, field work and interactive classes. Out of 238 working days, the number of teaching days is 180. Average work load of per teacher is 24 periods. The college teachers are recruited by State Service Selection Board and DHE, Orissa as per norms laid down by UGC and State Govt. Temporary and 'Adhoc' teachers are appointed by Governing body.
The college has well established mechanism for the evaluation of performance of teaching staff at the end of academic session as per the direction of DHE. There is no provision of Teachers' Evaluation methods and students Feed Back in the college.
A Certificate / Diploma Course in the Computer technology is offered by the college in collaboration with the help of local institution and 60 students are persuing the same.
A good number of teachers have attended orientation/refresher courses. Three minor research projects sanctioned by UGC were also undertaken by teachers of the college. A UGC sponsored state level multi-disciplinary seminar was held during December 2004. Many teachers are nominated/ co opted in the various committees formed by Sambalpur University Sambalpur. A few teachers of the college are actively participating in seminar and conferences of National level. A faculty member was invited as a resource person in the National Seminar.
The college publishes its updated college calendar in the beginning of the academic session every year.
CRITERION: III- RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
Teachers are engaged in research work, guidance and operating project works. There is a Research Committee. The proposal of projects are submitted to the research committee for recommendation to the UGC. During last 5 years, one faculty member was awarded degree of D.Litt. and four others were conferred with Ph.D. degree. Teachers are given study leave for completing their research work by the state government. Teaching schedule is modified to suit the convenience of research work of the faculty. Incase of faculty improvement programme of UGC, the substitute teacher may be appointed to manage the workload of regular teacher. Their salaries are borne by the UGC and Government of Orissa respectively.
The faculty of department of Oriya, Political Science and Botany have published around 17 books and 20 articles. There are three Minor Research projects with a total outlay of Rs. 1,10,000/- funded by UGC.
There are a number of extension activities in which student volunteers from NSS and NCC and other forums, participate in community development by planting trees and making people aware of their environment, raising nursery, popularizing biogas plant, cleaning water logging and disinfecting stagnant water. Officers and student volunteers belonging to NSS and SSG (Social Service Guild) undertake this work and establish regular contact with different such agencies and NGOS. The college has 3 units of NSS with a volunteer strength of 150, supervised by three staff members. Of the three units one is an exclusive girls' unit, The NSS has undertaken the survey and awareness programme on Leprosy eradication programme.
The college has a NCC unit comprising 55 cadets under the supervision of a teacher in the cadre of Lieutenant. The NCC conducts 'B' and 'C' certificates examination regularly. The NCC cadets have participated in training camps of the Republic Day parades and other activities of the unit.
NSS and Red Cross also arrange health awareness programmes like mass immunization, anti malaria drive, blood donation, first aid, training camp. Aids awareness camp, eye camp, education and literacy mission, health and hygiene awareness and youth club activities, eradication of social evils etc. Red cross society organizes blood donation camps with the help of voluntary organization like 'Ashirbad' and 'Upsurge' at regular interval.
CRITERION IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
An affiliated college of Sambalpur University established in the year of 1964, Larambha College is a Grant-in-Aid College located at Larambha, Dist.- Bargarh of Orissa. The College has two separate buildings comprising classrooms and laboratories of the departments of Physical Science and Bio-Science, Library, Administrative block, Teachers'Common Room, Students' Common Room. Besides staff quarters, it has teachers quarters, and four student Hostels. The College Planning Board and College Construction Committee monitors the construction, renovation and extension of these buildings. The Governing Body considers the report for the maintenance of infrastructure submitted by the Building Committee.
A Computer Centre has been established in collaboration with a local institute to facilitate computer education. The college has total of 08 computers out of which 05 computers are in the dept. of physics, 02 computers are in the office and 01 in the remedial coaching centre. These system are out dated and needs immediate replacement. There is an Internet Resource Center sponsored by UGC, New Delhi, functions for students and the staff separately.
The college has a Central Library with about 15,030 books and 20 periodicals, a reading room and book bank facility. Besides, Library has reprography, Audio-visual cassettes. The Library remains open for 6 days in a week from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Last year, 407 books worth of Rs.1.3 lakhs and 05 periodicals worth of Rs.1800/- have been purchased. The Library has an advisory committee that decides library policy matters and the purchase of the books.
The College has health services. A Govt. doctor visits the college at least twice in a year for blood test programme specially for T.B., Leprosy & Malaria. There is health aid scheme which is utilized for needy students as well as staff members.
The College has large playground with an area of 5 acres. Galleries and two dressing rooms have been constructed with the financial assistance of MP LAD funds.
The playground is used for cricket, hockey, football by students as well as local Youth Clubs. The College provides various games and sports equipments to the students. The College has a multigym, a badminton court, a basket ball court, a TT Board. Different Sports events are organized during the Annual day celebrations. Three sports persons were sponsored for participation in the district and state level Sports meet. Some seats are reserved for sports students during admission.
The Students of the college participated at the national / regional and University level in kabbadi, volleyball and football as University blues.
There are four students' hostels - 02 for boys and 02 for girls with mess facilities in the college, accommodating about 340 students i.e. 65% of the total students. Different cultural programme are organized in the students hostel. There is accommodation for about thirty teaching staff members in the college campus, in the form of staff quarters.
CRITERION V : STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The College publishes its updated prospectus every year. It contains general information with regard to the course structure, rules & regulations of admissions, the details of the fee structure, funds, commencement of classes, availability of scholarship, admission rules & regulations of the College hostels, details of financial aid, guidelines for admission. It is quite a comprehensive document that enlightens every student of the rules and regulations of college life during the study programme. Besides the scholarships, financial help provided by the government, the college extends free studentship and financial help to poor and meritorious students. The financial aids are available to disabled and handicapped students from the college fund.
The college has no employment and placement officer. A number of Teaching Staff shall be in charge of placement cell who will provide necessary guidance for future placement & employment in different Govt. & private/public sectors. The college provides employment career guidance through the services of employment Bureau, Sambalpur University.
In last year, 22 UG students have been employed in the central & state govt., public & private sectors & local companies. The teachers help and guide the students in their personal and academic matters in an informal way. In the last five years, 02 students qualified in NET, 05 students qualified in GATE and 04 students in other examinations after persuing their post graduations in other institutions.
NSS unit of the College itself is arranging programme of mass immunization, Blood donation, anti malaria drive & cleaning of roads & weeds.
College Drama, Quiz, Arts & drawing contest are organized every year. Best meritorious students is awarded a prize every year.
The College provides number of recreational & leisure time facilities like indoor games, outdoor games, cultural programmes, Nature & debate club, Audio-visual facility etc. The College publishes the annual magazines. The college publishes its academic calendar in the beginning of the session. The following support services are available in the college: Central library, Computer Centre, Canteen, Hostel, Cycle Stand etc.
The College has students' union & various associations. The elections of the office bearers of the Students Union and Associations-Cultural, Dramatic, Day Scholars, are being held annually as per the notification of higher education Dept. of Govt. of Orissa.
The college has strong Alumni profile. Some of its Alumni are holding important position as Income Tax Commissioner at Chennai, Ambassador in France, Chief Engineer, Govt of Orrisa, Production Manager in Rourkella Steel Plant, Computer Engineer in USA and Professors in Oriya and Sociology in Sambalpur University.
The success rate is 68% in Batch I and 67% in Batch II and the drop out rate is 32% in Batch I and 40% in Batch II for the first four month, however the drop out rate is around 17% for Science stream and 5% for Arts stream after four months of admission. Around 14% in Batch I and 16% in Batch II have secured first class. The College also secured the ranks in the final university examinations. The College has strong NSS and NCC units. The NSS, NCC, SSG are engaged on holiday for good number of activities such as Community development, health & hygiene awareness, adult education & literacy, AIDS & environment awareness, medical & blood donation Camp.
CRITERION VI : ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The College is affiliated to the Sambalpur University and receive Grant-in-Aid from Government of Orissa. Hence it has to follow the rules and regulation of Government of Orissa with regards to constitution of Governing body, recruitment and transfer of employees and so on. The Sub-Collector of the Govt. is the Ex-officio Chairman of the Governing Body. The College has various Committees such as Admission, Recruitment, Discipline, Free ship, Equipment, Library, Planning Board and Construction Committee. These Committees co-ordinate and monitor the College management. The Committees submit the decision taken in the meeting to the college authority. Vice-principal, Administrative Bursar and Account Bursar look after various administrative works and guide the non teaching staff in their day to day functioning. There is confidential character rolls for each employee of the college. Professional development programmes for non teaching employees are available such as accounts training in Govt. institution, Computer training, opportunity of improving their qualification.
There is a Grievance Redressal Cell for students. A number of staff shall remain in charge of the grievance cell to listen to the grievances of the students and arrange for quick disposal of the case in consultation with the principal. The cell is also responsible for redressing the grievances of the employees and recommends the decision taken by the grievance cell to the Governing Body of the college and the Higher Education department of Govt.of Orissa.
The College has many welfare programme for the teaching and non teaching employees. Different kinds of loans are provided to the teachers and non-teaching employees, viz. advance of one month's salary, loan from nationalized bank / LIC and other agencies.
The college provides various welfare schemes for students - students welfare-financial aid, social welfare programme, medical & financial help for handicapped & disabled students, natural calamity fund. Free studentship is provided to poor and meritorious students and financial assistance to needy & poor students.
The college prepares its annual budget in the beginning of the financial year and all expenditures are made as per budget. The finance of institution is judiciously allocated and effectively utilized to make its programmes and functioning cost-effective. Budgeting and auditing procedures are regular and standardized. Major items are purchased through purchase committee, by inviting quotations. The approval of G.B. in case more than Rs.10,000 /- expenditure is required.
The Internal audit is normally made by accounts bursar & Accountants. The college receives grants from UGC and State Govt. Besides, college generates additional revenue by way of self financing course - Industrial Fish and Fisheries. The following vocational courses are proposed to be introduced from the academic session of 2005-2006 - UGC sponsored Computer technology, Bio-Technology (Horticulture) & Environmental auditing.
CRITERION VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
The college is making sincere efforts to improve the academic climate on account of which many healthy practices have been established.
Cultural & co-curricular activities are arranged at regular intervals to impart value based education and inculcate discipline
One act play, debates, quiz competition and organizing other cultural activities etc. are held regularly.
The various activities undertaken by the NSS, NCC, Scout & Guide and Red cross work intensively to inculcate civic responsibilities, dignity of labour and community development amongst the students.
Social upliftment programmes and blood donation camps, immunization programmes, AIDS awareness camps, eye camp are undertaken regularly in the college by the NSS, NCC, SSG, Red Cross Society.
The regular academic programmes are strengthened through other complementary systems like remedial coaching/ tutorial classes.
College has a informal linkage with ICSSR, Kolkata & New Delhi, British Council, Kolkata IIPA, New Delhi for training & research.
The College organizes the programme to promote general skill among the students such as capacity to learn, communication skill, use of information technology and so on.
To supplement the resources of the college and also to offer a self supporting job oriented courses, the college proposes to introduce Bio Technology, Computer Technology, Environmental Auditing along with existing Industrial Fish and Fisheries.
The college has a Botanical garden which provide required information to the students.
The College is keeping the campus neat, clean & green with the help of students.
Good number of teachers hold Ph.D or M.Phil degree. Two teachers have been recognized as research supervisors by the Sambalpur University.
Provision of hostel facilities for 65% of students of which 50% are girls.
SECTION-III: OVERALL ANALYSIS
After going through the self study report and after its visit to the various academic and other facilities and interaction with the Faculty, Principal, Alumni, Students, Parents and other stake holders of the college, the Peer Team would like to commend the college for some of the positive features in its approach to promote higher education in rural area and at the same time point out some of the issues of concern for the consideration of the college.
The Peer Team would like to commend the institution for the followings:-
Good cordial relationship among the members of the faculty, Principal, students, Non teaching staff and people of the villages around Larambha College.
Establishment of the college in a rural area as early as 1964, introduction of science departments first, followed by Arts departments offering B.Sc and B.A degree respectively.
Provision of 08 honour programme and 10 general degree programme .
Introduction of UGC sponsored vocational subject namely I.F.F since 1996-97.
Good students teacher ratio, moderately fair university result and securing University ranks.
College situated in rural area with very good students strength, especially of girls.
Spacious green campus of about 18.02 acres with reasonable infrastructures.
Provision of four hostels for boys and girls housing around 340 students .It almost creates a residential institutional atmosphere like 'GURUKUL'.
Provision of staff quarters ensures availability of the staff on the rural campus round o clock, enanhancing security, supervision and care.
Good numbers of Ph.D and M.Phil holders and availability of research guides.
Provision of indoor and out door sports, multi gymnasium, proactive NCC and NSS units.
Representation of college students in the sports events at the inter-university level.
Thrust on creativity, talent, development, cultural and other cocurricular activities.
Co ordination among the students and staff and community participation.
Thrust on the discipline, value education, clean, green and neat environment.
With view to further improving the academic thrust, the Peer Team would like to suggest the following to the institution for consideration.
Communicative English / Spoken and Written English may be offered as a certificate course along with other job oriented certificate courses.
Innovative teaching methods and proper usage of teaching aids may be considered.
The method of unification of syllabus, teaching plan and teaching diary needs to be systemized and formulized for successful completion of syllabus.
The Research Committee may be activated to persuade teachers to take up research in the college.
Computer literacy may be instituted as the compulsory components for all the students along with Internet facilities.
New degree courses like B.Com and BBA and honours programme in English, Mathematics and Fisheries, Journalism, Social Work, Women Studies, Psychology may be introduced.
The Library may be subjected to automation along with classification and Reading room capacity may be enhanced.
Department extension activities are to be introduced.
Inter discipline approach must be initiated in the process of introduction of new courses and innovative teaching and learning methods.
UGC funds may be procured to construct ladies hostel and library reading room.
Professional counseling and guardianship/ membership may be introduced.
The frequent transfer of teachers is eroding the accountability and attachment and commitment of staff to a particular institution. Hence the government may be persuaded to follow a transparent transfer method to bring commitment and accountability.
UGC sponsored Women Studies Center may be established.
Remedial coaching programmmes and bride programme may be institutionalized.
Certificate courses on agriculture and farm related subjects may be introduced.
Career guidance with the college staff as placement officer may be established.
All the Teaching and Non teaching staff may be provided with basic computer training.
Office automation and Library automation may be taken up at the earliest.
Evaluation of the teachers by the students may be introduced feed back of students on the campus and courses may be obtained and analysed to initiate new strategies in the college .
The Peer Team is of the opinion that this exercise of assessment and accreditation will be useful to the institution to help it sustain, enhance and promote quality. The Peer Team places on records its appreciation for the co operation extended by the Principal, the staff, students, parents, Alumni and people of the area in the successful completion of this exercise of assessment and accreditation.
The Peer Team appreciates all the stake holders of the college who are striving to promote quality education in rural area for benefit of girls and boys of neighborhood, thus ushering rural development and women improvement.
We wish them all the best in the pursuit and promotion of Higher education.
Prof. Subir Basu
Prof. Manju Mitra
Dr. S. K. Suar, Principal
Date-27th September 2005
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