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Paradip College, Jagatsinghpur, Orissa
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Paradip Port
Jagatsinghpur
Orissa, India
Pin Code : 754142


Paradip College, Jagatsinghpur Orissa is a recognised institute / college. Paradip College, Jagatsinghpur Orissa was established on / in 1975.


Paradip College is situated in Jagatsinghpur of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Website of Paradip College, Jagatsinghpur Orissa is http://www.paradipcollege.org/.


Contact Details of Paradip College, Jagatsinghpur Orissa are : Telephone: +91-6722-222379



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Paradip College, Jagatsinghpur Orissa runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce stream(s).


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

Profile of Paradip College

Paradip college came into existence in 1975. the college, at present imparts teaching in arts and science at degree stage with Hons. Teaching facility in English, Oriya, Political Science, History and Economics in Arts and in physics. Intra-disciplinary subjects like Environmental Studies, Population Studies, Indian Society And Culture, Biological Science, Mathematic And Statistics along with IT in +3 Sc are also taught. The college was a partially computerized library which houses 20,140 books. Recently a special IGNOU study centre has been opened.


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NAAC report of Paradip College

Section I: Introduction :
Paradip College, Paradip Port, Jagatsinghpur, Orissa was established by the Governing Body constituted by the Government of Orissa under leadership of Shri Paramanand Tripathi, the then Chairman of the Paradip Port Trust, in June 1975. It was initially established as an Intermediate College and the degree course was introduced in the year 1977 with high objectives and goals in order to cater to the needs of the children of the employees and users of the port. It is a Government grant-in-aid College affiliated to the Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. The Higher Secondary Jr. College also remains attached to it till date and considered to be a 'nodal centre for supervision of examinations'. The college has UGC recognisation under section 2(f) and 12(B) since 21-08-1987. The college offers UG level programmes in faculty of Arts and Science. This is a co-education college and the total enrolment is 616 (M-183, F-433) in the year 2006-07. The college has a teaching faculty comprising of 44 members (M-28, F-16) from the same state. Twenty four teachers are appointed by the Government and 20 are appointed by the management since the sanction posts are not filled. There are two temporary teachers working on the clock hour basis.

Paradip Port has the natural beauty of the Bay of Bengal and the college is 500 m. away from the Light House-of Paradip and 90 Km from Cuttack.

The college is located near the NH5A at the distance of 82 Kms from Chandikhol. It is situated in urban area. It owns developed and neatly maintained area of 3 acres in the campus. The built up area of three story college building is 5000 sq. mts. The Local Governing Body of the institution and the committees appointed under the leadership of the Principal runs it. The college offers UG level programmes in faculty of Arts and Science and the Unit cost per student is Rs.10,267/- inclusive salary and Rs.1,213/- excluding the salary.

Paradip College, Paradip Port, Dist. Jagatsinghpur, Orissa - 754142 volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and submitted the Self Study Report on 25th January 2007. The Peer Team comprised of Prof. Jitendra Desai (Chairman) Former Vice-Chancellor, Gujarat Vidyapeeth Ahmedabad, Gujarat; Dr. Anand B. Patil, Former Professor and Head, School of Languages and Literature, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, Maharashtra, Member and Dr. Anadi Kumar Kundu, Principal, Taki Government College, West Bengal co-ordinated the visit as Member Cordinator. The Peer Team visited the institution on 22-23rd March.2007.

The Peer Team meticulously analyzed the Self Study Report submitted by the college. During the Two day visit the Team went through the relevant documents as well as visited the Departments and different support services of the college. The members of the Peer Team also interacted with the Management and Faculty, non-teaching staff, and representatives of students, parents and alumni of the college. Based on the above exercise and keeping in view all the guidelines and the seven criteria identified by the NAAC, the Peer Team has given its concrete and objective assessment of the college in the following pages.

SECTION : 2 CRITERION-WISE ANALYSES
CRITERION 1 : CURRICULAR ASPECTS
As a permanently affiliated college of the Utkal University, Bhuwaneswar, it follows the curriculum and regulations of the University. It offers two UG level programmes in faculty of Arts and Science. It has 11 departments.

Subjects taught at Honours and General B.A. and B.Sc. Degree Courses are English, Oriya, History, Economics, Philosophy, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology. The college also offers to all students interdisciplinary subjects as a compulsory study like Environmental Science, Indian Society and Culture. The college offers Information Technology as compulsory subject to all science students and Population Study to all Arts students. The Biological Science students are offered Mathematics and Statistics and the Physical Science students have to take Biology as a major elective subject.

The college follows annual system of examination. The curriculum of each subject is designed by the Board of Studies at University level and the colleges have to follow the curriculum. The college provides necessary feedback to the University in redesigning the syllabus of different subjects. During last five years major revision was carried out in all subjects taught in the college.

Feed back regarding curriculum is obtained from students, alumni placed in higher seats of learning or placed in higher position in corporate sector. New subjects like Indian Society & Culture, Information Technology, Environmental Studies and Population Studies were added in course curriculum since 2002-03.

A Study Centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University has been established in the college and students are encouraged to take up certain courses like Certificate course in Rural Development, Food and Nutrition and Environmental Studies.

CRITERION II : TEACHING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Paradip College, Paradip Port follows the academic calendar prescribed by the Utkal University. The students are selected for admission on the basis of academic records only. No entrance tests are conducted but orientation and discussions are arranged. The number of working days in 2005-06 was 230 and teaching days 180. Two internal tests and mid-point exams in a year are the only means of internal evaluation and feedback.

The teachers are recruited as per the rules and regulations of the Orissa State Government. All teachers belong to the open-general category. All sanctioned posts in the teaching and non- teaching categories are filled except two. There are 44 teachers (M-28, F-16) and 7 technical assistants. 11% of teachers have Ph.D. and 20% of teachers have M.Phil. as highest qualification. One teacher has cleared NET and two have served as resource person in workshop and /or seminar during last five years.

The college has organized three faculty development programmes during last five years. Twenty experts or leading personalities from different fields and subjects were invited for lectures in the college which has benefited both teachers and the students. The teachers prepare their teaching plan for the term and mostly adhere to it. They use lecture method for teaching and also organize seminars, workshops, discussions to supplement lectures. Different charts and models are also used as educational aids. Internal evaluation of students is carried out by organizing periodical class-tests. Faculty members submit self appraisal reports every year. Performance of teachers is also assessed by the students.

CRITERION III : RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
Out of 44 teachers only five have received the award of Ph.D. and 9 have received M. Phil. Two have registered for Ph.D. and one for M.Phil. Only one has cleared NET. Only one teacher had received fellowship under Faculty Improvement Programme. No research projects are carried out by the faculty members. Very few have presented papers at the Seminar and Conferences at the state and national (only one) levels.

The National Conference of Orissa Chemical Society and a National Seminar on Environmental Pollution with Special Reference to Pollution on the Cargo handling of Paradip port were organized by the college in 2006. Some teachers delivered lectures in the nearby institutes on special occasions.

The college does not have any system of advertising the expertise available for consultancy services.

The additional charge is given to a teacher to look after the extension services. The NSS (M-100, F-50), NCC (M-35, F-15) and Youth Red Cross units are active in introducing varieties of the community development programmes by organizing camps. The programme Officers and candidates have won prestigious awards and prizes at the University and state level.

CRITERION IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college is situated in the urban area with 03 acres of land. 02 more acres of land have been allotted for the college by the Port Trust. The built-up area of three story college building is 5000 Sq.mts. The building accommodates class rooms, administrative office, Principal's office, teachers' room, library, boys' common room, girls' common room, conference hall and canteen.

The library is open for the students from 8am to 5 pm for 280 days in a year. The total number of books is 20,347: Text books 12, 242, Reference books 8,105 and Titles 5763. The library subscribes for 15 Journals and 13 Periodicals. The Library is automated with PUSTAKAN software. At present there are 4 computers in the college.

Boys' Hostel has accommodated thirty five students at present. The UGC has sanctioned eighty lakhs for constructing the building of girls' hostel. The first aid material is available.

The extraordinary sports persons are given stipends and awards from the funds given by local agencies. The college stands second in the sports at the University level. Three players strengthened the Utkal University team which won the trophy for the victory in the Volly ball at the national level. Women players also participate in the zonal games with good success.

CRITERION V : STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The college had student strength of 817 (M-344, F-437 - only 7 from outside the state) in 2005-06 and in the current year it came down to 616 (M-183, F-433). The dropout rate is 02%, and the progression ratio is nearly 20%. The final year examination results show impressive improvement. In 2002 it was 50% in Arts and 80% in Science. In 2006 it records 92% in Arts and 79% in Science. The institution provides free-student-ships and other financial assistance to 12.5 % students in the open category. In the last year Rs. one and half lakh were spent on five kinds of scholarships/stipend namely: Sports' talent, SAF, Mine Workers' scholarship and Sanskrit Scholarship. The Government scholarships for the students of reserved categories are also regularly and promptly given. There were 36 such students in the last year.

It brings out the prospectus to give details of the aims and objectives, courses, combinations of subjects, scholarships, awards and other facilities available on the campus. They bring out the annual magazine named Saptabarna.

The guidance regarding placement and job opportunities is sought from the outside experts. The counseling for students is done informally. They have the grievance Redressal Cell, and also the informal system of feedback.

No overseas student has ever sought admission. The college players have won laurels for the Utkal University at the national level. The college stands second in the University merit list of sports.

There is the student safety insurance scheme for all students.

Several outstanding NCC cadets and NSS Volunteers are awarded prizes at all India level and the college has always honoured them.

The college has founded an alumni association recently.

CRITERION VI : ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The college is a grant-in-aid institution and received Rs.56.15 lakhs by way of grant in 2005-06. Rs. 10.39 lakhs is annual collection of fees and Rs. 3.12 lakhs are collected as donation. The Paradip Port Trust contributed Rs. 5.00 lakhs to the college.

The grant, fees, donations and contribution from PPT are spent as per rules and regulations framed by the education department. About 77% of grant received is spent on salary of teaching and non-teaching staff, 2.1% spent on library, 2% on academic activities of departments and 7% on maintenance.

The Principal is a key person who monitors both academic and administrative activities of the college. He has formed different committees to carry out different tasks of the college and hence decentralized his work.

The college staff has formed a credit Co-operative Society and members could get required loans from the Society. The college provides medical aid to its employees.

CRITERIONVII : HEALTHY PRACTICES
The college is aiming at overall development of its students.

College invites eminent persons from different organizatons working for value-education. This is done with a view to inculcate moral values in students.

Yoga and meditation classes are conducted in the college with the help of Yoga teachers.

The college teachers have good rapport with the parents. Even answer books of tests conducted is shown to the parents of the students if they want to see the answer-books of their son/daughter.

By organizing certain extension activities the college has established link with the society in which the college is working.

The Employees' Credit Society and other means of financial support to staff as well as students stand for the positive constructive approach in the development of the college.

SECTION 3 : OVER ALL ANALYSIS
Paradip college, established with an aim to provide facility for higher education to the students in the Port city of Paradip has met its primery object successfully. It is interesting to note that the number of girl-students in the college is nearly three times more than boy-students.

In this Government aided college there are 44 teachers. 24 teachers receive their salary from the Government grant, whereas the management bears the financial burden of 20 teachers. The Port Trust provides Rs. 5,00,000 anualy to meet with the financial requirement of the college.

The faculty members of Arts faculty have necessary qualifications. Some of them have certainly worked to improve their qualification. However the teachers have not gone for faculty improvement programme (FIP) of UGC. From the Science faculty, except the laboratory for Physics, laboratories for Chemistry, Zoology and Botany require improvement and up gradation. The teachers too should take active interest and part in faculty development programmes organized by the University and UGC. The infrastructure for running the college is adequate and the college has already embarked upon master plan for development.

Though the college is in remote area of the State, there is potentiality for development. The college should come out from the conventional educational patern and take leap forward to meet with the challenge of changing scenario of education at national and world level.

Considering all the aspects we observed during the two days visit and our interaction with Principal, faculty members, students, alumni and members of Governing Body, we recommend following suggestions for the improvement of the college.

Class-room teaching, extension and research are the three main component of education. As class-room teaching is carried out satisfactorily, the faculty members should take up necessary steps to develop research-culture on the campus. The extension activities should be so developed that the people of Paradip and surrounding area feel that the college is part of their society.

Considering the utility of commerce faculty, UG level programme in commerce may be introduced.

At present the college is allotted the quota of 16 students in honours in each subject. This should be increased as more students intend to opt for honours.

Laboratory for of Chemistry, Zoology and Biology should be strengthened by having new equipments in enough number considering the requirements of both Honours and General students.

Certificate course in 'Spoken English' may be introduced. The language laboratory should be developed.

There is a Hostel to accommodate 50 boys attached to the college. A Girls' hostel, should be constructed so that girls of surrounding villages could join the college for further studies.

There are enough number of books in the library. However the library is not well organized. The librarian should take adequate steps to organize the library well. New titles in regional language as well as English should be added for all subjects. The students should be encouraged to use library. The library may subscribe for research Journals for the benefit of the faculty members.

The Alumni Association may be strengthened.

The campus has open land and the college is going to get two more acres of land. A playground with necessary infrastructure should be developed to meet with the demand of the students interested in sports.

The management may consider to introduce new courses like Marine-Science, Port-management, microbiology and fishery.

The Peer Team is thankful to Co-ordinator, NAAC committee of the college, the Principal, students, faculty members, non-teaching staff members, Governing Body members, alumni and all who have extended their co-operation in the assessment of the college.

Prof. Jitendra Desai
Chairperson

Dr. Anadi Kumar Kundu
Member Co-ordinator

Prof Anand B. Patil
Member

(Dr Sudhakar Das)
Principal, Paradip College
Place: Paradip, Dist.Jagatsinghpur

Date: 23 March, 2007

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