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Chikiti Mahavidyalaya, Chikiti, Orissa


Chikiti Mahavidyalaya, Chikiti, Orissa
Chikiti (District Ganjam)
Orissa, India
Pin Code : 761010

Chikiti Mahavidyalaya, Chikiti Orissa is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Chikiti Mahavidyalaya, Chikiti Orissa is 9437260970.

Chikiti Mahavidyalaya is situated in Chikiti of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Chikiti Mahavidyalaya, Chikiti Orissa are Admission Incharge 9437358256, 9439717487 Deo.

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Website of Chikiti Mahavidyalaya, Chikiti Orissa is http://www.chikiticollege.org/.

Contact Details of Chikiti Mahavidyalaya, Chikiti Orissa are : 06802-497287
Chikiti (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Chikiti
Principal Mobile: 9937854257
Admission Mobile: 9437358256
DEO Mobile: 9439717487


Chikiti Mahavidyalaya, Chikiti Orissa runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
Three year Degree Course in Science and Arts with honours facilities in Physics, Chemistry, Education, I.R.P.M., Pol. Science and Economics

Approval details: Chikiti Mahavidyalaya is affiliated with Berhampur University (BAMU), Berhampur (Orissa)

Profile of Chikiti Mahavidyalaya

The place and people of Chikiti have a significant position in the cultural history of Orissa. Chikiti had taken a special role in formation of the state of Orissa as well as in the National Freedom Movement Chikiti Mahavidyalaya got established on 15th August,1980 to impart higher education to the neglected, poor, needy, tribal and rural people of the area. The college has a set of dynamic faculty members in different disciplines who have got their Ph. D. and M. Phil. degrees and some are still enganged in their respective research activities.

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NAAC report of Chikiti Mahavidyalaya

Section I :Introduction
Chikiti Mahavidyalaya was established in August 1980 in the semi-urban area of Chikiti in the district of Ganjam in Orissa as a Junior College. It was the first college in a backward area and was founded with the objective of providing an opportunity of higher education to the economically and educationally deprived youth of the locality. The crest of the College carries its motto ' Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya' and reflects its vision. The College was affiliated to Berhampur University to teach the three-year degree course in the Arts stream in 1986 with English, Oriya, Political Science, Economics, Education, History, Mathematics and Industrial Relations and Personnel Management (IRPM). Physics and Chemistry were added in 1998-99, followed by Botany and Zoology in 2005-06. The College started receiving grant-in-aid from the State Government since 1988-89. It came under sections 2f and 12B of UGC Act on 25.11.1993 and is eligible to receive UGC grants. The Sub-Collector of Berhampur acts as the President of the Governing Body of Chikiti Mahavidyalaya and the Principal is its Secretary.

At present, the College teaches eight subjects in the Arts stream, viz. English, Oriya, Political Science, Economics, Education, History, Mathematics and Industrial Relations and Personnel Management apart from compulsory foundation subjects as prescribed by the University. In the Science stream, the College offers Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology.

Political Science, Economics, Education, IRPM, Physics and Chemistry are taught at both pass and honours levels, while the other subjects are taught at pass level only. The College has eight programmes in all, viz. B.A. (Pass), B.A. ( Honours in Economics), B.A. ( Honours in Political Science), B.A. (Honours in Education), B.A. ( Honours in IRPM), B.Sc.(Pass), B.Sc. ( Honours in Physics) and B.Sc. ( Honours in Chemistry).

Chikiti Mahavidyalaya has 18 regular and approved teachers against as many sanctioned posts. Only one among them is a lady. In addition, there are five full-time lecturers and two lady lecturers appointed by the Management. Ten teachers and the Principal have Ph.D.s and four others have M.Phil. The departments of Oriya and IRPM have three teachers each, departments of English, History, Political Science, Economics, Education, Physics and Chemistry have two teachers each. All other departments have single teachers. There are 292 students in the degree classes in the current year, including 109 girl students. The College runs higher secondary (+2) classes as well using the same infrastructure. The Unit Cost of education at Chikiti Mahavidyalaya is Rs. 6259 including salary expenditure and Rs. 2892 excluding the salary component.

The College has a campus area of 6.068 acres at a distance of about 32 kms from Berhampur.The College submitted its Self-Study Report in January, 2007. NAAC constituted a Peer Team to visit the College and validate the Self-Study Report. The Peer Team consisted of Prof. P. K. Chaudhuri, Formerly DPI, West Bengal, & Member Secretary, West Bengal State Council of Higher Education as Chairman, Prof. C. Monoharachary, Professor Emeritus, Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad, as Member- Coordinator and Prof. K. M. Jamadar, Principal, Sholapur Social Association's Arts and Commerce College as Member. The Peer Team visited the College on 24th - 25th March, 2007.

Prior to the visit, the Peer Team studied the Self-Study Report submitted by the institution. During the visit to the College, the Team went through relevant documents, visited various departments and the facilities and collected information on academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension activities of the institution. The members interacted with the Principal, teachers, non-teaching staff, representatives of students, parents and alumni of the College. The assessment of the Peer Team has been based on the above exercise.

Section II: Criterion-wise Analysis

Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The College has Arts and science streams offering B.A. ( Pass and Honours) and B.Sc. (Pass and Honours) programmes. Political Science, Economics, Education, Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Physics and Chemistry are taught at both pass and honours levels, while the other subjects are taught at pass/elective level only. The College has eight programmes in all, viz. B.A. (Pass), four B.A. Honours Programmes ( in Economics, Education, Political Science, IRPM) B.Sc. (Pass), two B.Sc. Honours programmes ( in Physics and Chemistry). In addition, the College teaches the foundation and elective courses on Environmental Science, Indian Society and Culture, Educational Psychology and Labour Economics, which are interdisciplinary in nature. Students of IRPM are required to visit industries and submit project reports. Students of Education (Honours) take classes in local schools as part of their curricula. The College follows the annual system for all the programmes, as prevalent under Berhampur University. Botany and Zoology have been introduced in the last year. Honours courses in Physics and Chemistry have started in 2006. The College follows the syllabi framed by the Boards of Studies of Berhampur University. A few teachers of the College are members of the respective Boards of Studies.

The College permits change of subject after admission within a limited period. Students are informed about the syllabi at the beginning of the academic year.

Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
Chikiti Mahavidyalaya admits students on the basis of merit and the admission process is transparent. The College follows the reservation rules prescribed by the State Government. There are reservations for children of Burma repatriates, physically handicapped candidates, children of Oriya - speaking people living in Andhra Pradesh, wards of Ex-Army men, Sahids, Military personnel and children of Government servants. NCC Certificate holders, Sports persons, Scouts and Guides, NSS volunteers and girls get preference in admission, subject to certain conditions. However, seats at Chikiti Mahavidyalaya remain vacant and any candidate, satisfying the admission criteria regarding qualifying marks can get admitted to the College.

The College prepares its Academic Calendar in the beginning of the academic session. The College holds a test to judge the knowledge of the students admitted before the classes commence to identify the academically weaker students. Remedial teaching is arranged for the weaker students to bring them up to the general standard.

The College has 248 working days in the last academic year 2005-06 and 160 teaching days. 88 days are taken up by examinations. The College hours are from 10 AM to 5 PM.

During the last five years, teachers of Chikiti Mahavidyalaya attended 18 refresher courses and 9 Orientation Programmes to keep abreast of the modern trends of the subjects concerned. One teacher of Oriya has served as resource person in a programme organized by Berhampur University. The College has conducted two State level seminars with UGC assistance -one on Panchayati Raj in Orissa in 2004 and the other on the Freedom Fighter Dibakar Patnaik in 2001. Teachers are allowed to go on study leave and attend national conferences.

The teaching of all subjects in the arts stream is based on classroom lecturing. The College has an LCD projector used in seminars and other presentations. Some departments make use of models and charts in teaching.

The College has conducted two remedial teaching programmes for students from backward communities. Tutorial classes are also held regularly for all students. The College has a tutor-ward system in the form of assigning groups of students to a teacher who acts as their 'proctor'. The proctor monitors the academic progress of the students, takes note of their problems and tries to find remedies.

Teachers are selected by Selection Committees formed by the Governing Body and approved by the Director of Higher Education. Some of the faculty members were selected by the State Selection Board and joined Chikiti Mahavidyalaya on transfer. The College appoints temporary substitute teachers in place of faculty members who join Faculty Improvement Programmes. The College can also appoint temporary part-time or guest teachers on its own. All the teachers at the College are from within the State of Orissa.

Teachers of Chikiti Mahavidyalaya submit annual self-appraisal reports, which are evaluated in the process of career advancement. The Principal personally visits lectures in progress and communicates his opinion about teaching in writing to the concerned teachers.

The College evaluates the progress of learning by the students through classroom interactions and tests. The College conducts several monthly class tests, pre-test and test examinations. The Examination Committee conducts college examinations. Results of college examinations are communicated to the guardians of the students. The syllabi are covered before the commencement of University examinations. Question Banks are prepared and made available to students to help them prepare for final examinations.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Chikiti Mahavidyalaya has modest research activities. Eleven teachers including the Principal have doctorates. Four minor research projects funded by UGC are in progress in the departments of Oriya and IRPM. The total outlay of these projects is Rs. 2,89,000. One teacher of Oriya language is a Ph.D. research guide recognized by Berhampur University. The College encourages research by awarding study leave and adjustment in teaching schedules to suit the faculty member.

Teachers of Chikiti Mahavidyalaya have published and presented a large number of papers in various conferences. During the last five years, they have published 15 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Five papers have been presented in national seminars. Five teachers of the College, including the principal have attended national / state level seminars during the same period. They have also published two books on Oriya and one on Education. One teacher of Oriya has been honoured by a local literary society for his contribution to Oriya literature.
Several teachers of the College offer their expertise as member or Chairman of Boards of Studies of Berhampur University and Khallikote Autonomous College at Berhampur.

The College has four units of National Service Scheme (NSS) , three with 50 boys each and the other with 50 girls. The NSS units organize 28 extension programmes per year. It has a large number of extension programmes in the areas of health and hygiene and awareness drives. It participates in the National Literacy Mission, Pulse Polio Immunization Programme, Blood donation camps, Population Education and awareness programmes related to AIDS, environment management and leprosy elimination. The College, in collaboration with Government agencies and NGOs, conduct dental camp, eye examination camp and vaccination against Hepatitis-B. The NSS has undertaken tree plantation and introduced smokeless chulhas in a village, which has subsequently been declared as a smokeless village by the Block Development Officer of Chikiti. They have also conducted a programme of installing sanitary latrines in a tribal village, which has given it a clean environment. The NSS volunteers have planted 100 hybrid coconut trees in an adopted village. They have received training in disaster management. The College has a number of linkages with the Berhampur University as well as several Government and non-Government organizations that facilitate the extension activities.

One teacher, the head of the department of Oriya, deserves a mention for his remarkable activities in the areas of research, literary activity as well as exemplary leadership and personal involvement in extension work of Chikiti Mahavidyalaya.

Several other teachers participate in the extension activities as NSS Programme Officers and members of the Committee for NSS and Extension activities. The College appreciates the contribution of the faculty in extension activities in the form of felicitation.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Chikiti Mahavidyalaya has a campus of 6.068 acres with a built up floor area of 1524 sq.metres. The campus is surrounded by brick wall and is close to PWD road. Part of the College building is two storied. It has seven classrooms and five laboratories, Office rooms, examination room, sports room, library with reading room, honours rooms for honours teaching departments, computer room, common rooms for boys and girls, staff common room, store room and toilets. The College maintains the infrastructure by regular allocation of funds for the purpose. It has spent more than Rs. 50,000 in 2005-06 and more than Rs. 3 lakh in the previous year for maintenance of the buildings.

The central library of the College works from 9 AM to 5 PM on working days and from 9 AM to 1 PM on holidays. It is open 270 days a year. It has 11459 books covering 5681 titles. About 40% of the books are textbooks, the others being mostly reference books. The College subscribes to 5 magazines. The library is partially automated and uses Compudev software. It has open access system for teachers. It maintains a book bank. It has a collection of valuable old palm-leaf manuscripts. The library has been donated with a collection of old Bengali books by Shri Sachchidananda Rajasaheb of Chikiti. In the last two years, the library purchased about 1600 books at a cost of more than Rs. 3 lakh. It has a computer with printer and Internet connection, a vacuum cleaner and some compact discs . It offers clipping service and bibliographic compilation. The reading room can accommodate 25 readers. The library is managed by an Advisory Committee headed by the Principal and includes all heads of departments. The department of Chemistry has its own departmental library.

The College has seven computers in all. The central computer facility has three computers which are available to teachers as well as students. It is open from 9 AM to 5 PM. Departments of Education and Zoology have developed packages for teaching respective subjects. The College has a budget allocation for the maintenance of computers. It spent Rs. 35,000 last year towards maintenance and upgrading of its computers. The College has a photocopier and a fax machine.

The College has a boys' hostel constructed in 2006 with UGC assistance. It has four rooms for boarders and can accommodate 12 students. It has a playground attached to it.
The College has received an amount of Rs. 8,32,320 from UGC as development grant during the Xth. Plan period. It has received an additional grant of Rs. 69,950 for Internet facility and a sanction of Rs. 50 lakh for the construction of women's hostel. The College has also received Rs. 6.5 lakhs as a special Developmental Grant of backward Areas from UGC.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The College publishes its updated prospectus every year. It gives detailed information on the history of the college, admission procedure, faculty members, courses of study, scholarships and stipends, the proctorial system and co-curricular activities.

The College has 292 students in the degree classes in the current academic year including 109 girl students. 19% of the students belong to backward classes. All the students are from the state of Orissa.

The percentage of students passing the degree examination is around 90% in all the departments. 33 students obtained ranks in the University examinations in the last five years.
Students of Chikiti Mahavidyalaya are eligible to get scholarships and stipends awarded by the Central and State Governments. Students belonging to SC and ST get stipends from the State Government. The College acts only as the facilitator in this respect. The College has instituted four awards out of endowments created by donors.

The College has a placement cell. The cell arranges placement of students with different agencies according to availability of positions. The cell also encourages self-employment and one student has been motivated by the cell to set up a camphor industry. Seven teachers of the College undertook academic and personal counseling last year. There is a registered Alumni Association which will be meeting in the college premises periodically and render their valuable help for the growth of the college. Parents take keen interest about their ward's progress and interact with teachers and Principal. The college has got students' grievance redressed cell, which looks into the difficulties of the students and offer solutions in solving them.

The College has made an effort to impart legal literacy to the girl students. The College is regularly visited by eminent lawyers who speak on legal rights of women. The NSS volunteers have organized rallies to create awareness about women's rights in the locality.

The College has a Women Study Centre, which regularly organizes discussion sessions on topics related to women as well as those of contemporary relevance. It organized eight such sessions in 2006 and three in January and February, 2007 to discuss Family Life Education, Sex Education, Environmental Education, Population Education, and Child Labour etc.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The Sub-Collector of Berhampur and the Principal of Chikiti Mahavidyalaya act as the President and the Secretary of the Governing Body respectively. There are 17 Committees which include Staff Council, the Academic Council, the Planning Forum, the Purchase, Development, Construction, Admission, Examination and Evaluation Committees. Besides these, the Library Advisory Committee looks after management of the central library. The College has Sports and Cultural Associations to promote sports and cultural activities. The committees meet as and when necessary and their decisions are implemented by the Principal to the extent possible.

The College makes some appointments in both teaching and non-teaching posts as and when the need arises. Such appointments are made by advertising the posts in local newspapers and holding interviews with subject experts in the selection committee. With an increase in enrolment and infrastructure, the College has needed more non-teaching staff as well. The College has, therefore, appointed some non-teaching staff on its own. The College has 30 permanent members of non-teaching staff including one lady. The ratio of teaching and non-teaching staff is 13:15. 15% of the teachers and 61% of the non-teaching staff belong to SC, ST and backward classes.

The College provides access of the non-teaching staff to computers and Internet to develop their skills.

The tuition fees charged by the College are only Rs. 9 per month. In addition, all students have to pay various other fees like Library Fee, Development fee, Common Room fee, Game fee, Magazine fee etc. The fees are occasionally reviewed and revised by the decision of the GB.

All the funds are audited by the state Local Fund Audit and thus the college maintains financial transparency.

The performance of teachers is monitored through self-appraisal report and teachers' performance is evaluated by the Principal through Feed back mechanism. The college has been bringing out its magazine regularly named 'Swetak'.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The College caters to the needs of higher education of the rural youth who are economically backward and also for disadvantaged groups.

The University Examination results indicate the quality of the students produced by the college as documented by the rank holders.

Feedback from the students about the performance of teachers and self-evaluation by the teachers reflects the quality exercise initiated by the institution.

Out of 292 students, the participation of 200 in NSS is the indication of their concern for society.

The concern of the registered Alumni Association for College development and of the parents about their wards' progress is appreciable.

In all the departments the faculty organizes students' seminars and invited lectures, which enhance their academic strength.

Provision for value-based education has been made through lectures, interaction and group discussions.

The students and the faculty are concerned with healthy academic atmosphere in the college and work with commitment towards this goal.

The College has entered into memorandum of understanding with two NGOs viz. Socio-economic & Education Development Society and Guide for placement of students.

The College may take up e-learning and also needs to create its own website.

The Peer Team takes this opportunity to suggest a few quality assurance measures that would help the institution to ensure future development.

The College needs to introduce job-oriented courses. It may try to introduce Communicative English and agriculture - oriented courses utilizing local expertise and resources and keeping the fees at the minimum. Some training programmes suitable for girls may also be thought of, such as dress design, batik, bandhni and appliqué work, which would find ready market.

The College may try to introduce Geography and Computer Science as honours and elective subjects.

The College may plan vertical expansion of buildings in future to save land for plantations, playgrounds and gardens.

The College may try to provide computers to all departments. They may be used as teaching aid, for Internet connection, preparation of notes and question papers and a variety of other purposes. They may be used in honours classes, which are small and would not require projectors. All teachers should be familiar with computers and should have access to Internet. Oriya font should be available in the department of Oriya.

The departments may organize visits of students to industries, research laboratories, museums, archaeological sites etc. to expose them to the present day developments taking place in the country and various job opportunities that are being available.

The College may try to enhance sports facilities to encourage team games. Games suitable for girls may be introduced. Introduction of aerobics would encourage mass participation of students in physical activities.

The College may try to establish a canteen, cheap store and health center for the benefit of students.

Accommodation in the newly constructed boys' hostel is inadequate. The College may try to augment accommodation in this hostel.

The Alumni Association may be motivated to maintain closer relationship with the College and help their alma mater in improvement of teaching-learning and development of infrastructure.

The College may establish and Internal Quality Assurance Cell to sustain the developments that have taken place in the recent past and ensure further development in the right direction.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
Chikiti Mahavidyalaya is a rural college affiliated to Berhampur University. It started with intermediate courses and introduced degree classes in 1986. It took seven years to be enrolled under sections 2f and 12B of UGC Act. The College does not have a proper Governing Body at present and the local Sub-Collector functions as the President of the G.B. The College has been left to the onus of the Principal and teachers for initiating development proposals.

Some of its departments, even with honours courses are functioning with one or two teachers. They have teaching load in the Higher Secondary section of the college running in the same building and using the same laboratories as the honours students.

The College has so far developed through donations of the local people, financial assistance of the State Government and UGC. It does not receive grants from the Local Area Development Fund of the local MP. The UGC grants are meagre due to the small enrolment.

As a result it has not been able to build its infrastructure to a level that can be considered to be satisfactory for a college of this age.

On the other hand the College is exceptionally active in extension and community development work. Some teachers take up this work with commendable zeal. Some efforts have recently started to make the teaching-learning process more attractive to the students and make them learner-centred. The College will reap the benefit if these efforts are sustained. The results of university examinations are satisfactory.

The principal weakness of the College lies in the backwardness of its catchment area and a natural tendency of the meritorious students to move to more established colleges. Demand from the guardians and students to introduce self-financing courses is a relatively recent phenomenon.

The Chairman and Members of the Peer Team take this opportunity to express their appreciation for the cooperation extended to them by the Professor -in-charge and staff of the institution. The Peer Team wishes the College a very bright and fruitful future.

(P. K. Chaudhuri)

(C. Manoharachary)

(K. M. Jamadar)

(Lalita Mohan Mahapatro)
Principal, Chikiti Mahavidyalaya
Chikiti, Dist. Ganjam, Orissa

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