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Vyasanagar College, Jajpur, Orissa
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Jajpur Road
Jajpur (District Jajpur)
Orissa, India
Pin Code : 755019


Vyasanagar College, Jajpur Orissa is a recognised institute / college. Status: Co-Ed. Vyasanagar College, Jajpur Orissa is also known as Vyasa Nagar Degree College.
Principal of Vyasanagar College, Jajpur Orissa is (Mobile 9439631020).

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

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Vyasanagar College, Jajpur Orissa are Admission (I/C) 9437281648, DEO 9853261135.

email ID(s) is Vyasanagar College Jajpur Orissa

Website of Vyasanagar College, Jajpur Orissa is http://www.vyasanagarcollege.co.cc.


Contact Details of Vyasanagar College, Jajpur Orissa are : 06726-220296

Vyasa Nagar (Junior) College, Jajpur Road
Principal Mobile: 8895608395
Admission Mobile: 9437244648
DEO Mobile: 9437276750



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Vyasanagar College, Jajpur Orissa runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
ARTS
SCIENCE
COMMERCE
SELF FINANCING PROGRAMMES


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

Profile of Vyasanagar College

The place that almost matches the Temple city of Bhubaneswar is none other than Jajpur, the newly carved out district in 1992 with its head quarters at Jajpur where the presiding deity is the Goddess Biraja. It is also recorded as one of the major pilgrim centres in the country. While Jajpur has remained deeply rooted in history with monuments and relics galore, its modern variant Jajpur Road has witnessed a fusion of technology and tradition. The fast growing industrial hub is also known for its institutions of learning. VyasanagarCollege, deriving its name from the sage Vyasadeva.
It is a Non-Govt. grant-in-aid college situated within the Vyasanagar Municipality Area. Ideally located away from the din and bustle of the ever expanding township where the steel majors compete with each other to commission their plants, it is at about 3 kms away from the nearest rail head viz. Jajpur Keonjhar Road .The college has a sprawling campus of 26 acres wherein it has the Arts Block, the Science Block, the Commerce Block, the Administrative Block, Staff Quarters, Hostels and a well protected playground measuring 8 acres. A good network of roads, well designed building, the green belt around the college has made it an ideal place of learning.


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NAAC report of Vyasanagar College

Section 1: Preface
Vyasanagar College, Jajpur Road, Orissa was started in 1966 by the collective efforts of the people of the locality who wanted higher education to come to their door steps.The main building of the college was constructed with the generous contribution of the public. Initially classes in Arts subjects at the Intermediate level were started. The Government accorded its concurrence in 1966 and the college got affiliated to Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar. Subsequently higher classes were added. Intermediate classes in commerce and science were stated in 1975 and 1978, respectively. Degree lasses in Commerce started in 1977. B.Sc. classes were started in 1981. In the following years various subject combinations and Honours courses were added. The Higher Secondary classes are also under the administrative control of the college. At present the college section has strength of 1750 students. The college is a Grant-in-aid college and has 25.79 acres in urban area. The mission of the college is to ensure and enhance the quality of the students by nourishing their aptitudes and providing better opportunities for their growth. The College aims at imparting education to the students of underprovided section of the society which get frequently affected by natural calamities. The college got 2f and 12B status from the U.G.C. in 1969.

The college is a semi-urban multi-faculty college offering undergraduate programs in Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology for B.Sc., in English, Education, Economics, History, Oriya, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Sanskrit for B.A. and in Accountancy and Management for B.Com. In all the college offers 17 options in undergraduate programs. The college also offers vocational self-financing programs at Certificate/ Diploma level in Computer Science, Refrigeration and Hospital Waste Management since 2004.

The College has 74 permanent faculty members of whom 17 have Ph.D. and 28 have M.Phil. degrees. In addition there are eight part time teachers. The infrastructure and the staff are shared by the +2 college. The College has 34 non-teaching and 31 technical staff. The unit cost of education excluding salary component is Rs. 4484.

The college has Annual System of examination. The College has Central Library, Study Centre, Computer Point, Hostels for Men and Women, Housing for faculty, Guest House and Sports facilities, Shooting Range in addition to a Grievance Redressal Cell, a small Canteen, a Parking shed and a Common Room.

The College volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore and submitted it's Self Study Report. A Peer Team was constituted by the Council to visit the institution and validate the Self Study Report (SSR). The Peer Team consisted of Prof. P.V. Arunachalam, Former Vice Chancellor, Dravidian University, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh as Chairman, Prof. P.P.Mathur, Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Centre, School of Life Sciences, Pondichery Unversity as Member Coordinator and Prof. Deo Subhash Atmaram, Principal, R.P. Gogate College of Commerce and R.V. Jogalekar College of Commerce, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra as Member. Dr. M.S. Shyamsundar, Adviser, NAAC, Bangalore was the Coordinating Officer. The Team visited the College on November 23 and 24, 2005.

The Peer Team examined in detail the infrastructural facilities available in the College, curricular and co-curricular programmes and the various aspects of the functioning of the institution. The Team also interacted with the Management, Principal, Students, Teaching Staff, Non-Teaching Staff, Parents and Alumni of the College and elicited their views on the facilities and the functioning of the College. In addition, the Team also examined all the relevant records and paid visits to the different constituents of the College. Based on the above exercise, and the seven criteria identified by NAAC, the assessment of the institution is presented in the following paragraphs.

Section 2: Criterion-wise analysis
CRITERION 1: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
Vyasnagar College, Jajpur Road, Jajpur, Orissa is an affiliated, grant-in-aid college, to Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar At present the college has undergraduate programs in English, Oriya, Sanskrit, History, Economics, Political Science, Education, Philosophy and Psychology in arts, in Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany and Mathematics in Science and in Accountancy and Management in Commerce. The college also offers vocational Self-financing Certificate Courses in Computer Maintenance, Refrigeration and Hospital Waste Management. The courses of studies are prepared by the respective Boards of Studies of the affiliating University and approved by the Academic Council. The courses are normally reviewed and updated every three years by the University. There is no provision of horizontal mobility. In the past three years the college added Honours courses in Sanskrit, Education, Psychology, Management and three career oriented certificate/ diploma courses. Computer Literacy Program is being offered to some of the students of the College. The academic audit of the college is conducted by the affiliating University as per the existing rules. The syllabi does not provide for modular or inter/ multidisciplinary courses. In the career oriented courses modular curricula are designed. The College has also introduced some electives like Environmental Studies and Indian Society and Culture. In view of the needs of the locality the college may introduce some add-on courses like Communicative English, Basic Computer Literacy, Travel and Tourism, Tax Planning, Management of Small Scale Industry Units, Event Management, Herbal and Medicinal Plant Nursery Management. This will not only generate resources for the college but will also raise the employability of the students

CRITERION II: TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Admissions of students to the various courses of study are made on the basis of their academic records. Students belonging to scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other weaker sections, holders of merit certificates of NCC, NSS and sports are given preference in admission as per the policy of the State Government. The total number of students during academic year 2004-05 was 1771 out of which 62 were from outside the Orissa State. There are 74 permanent and eight part time teachers. It is noteworthy that 17 teachers have Ph.D. and 28 have M.Phil. degrees. The student teacher ratio is 29:1. The College provides remedial coaching to educationally weak students. The students are informed in the beginning of the academic year about the syllabi, evaluation method and probable dates of College and University examinations. Periodical tests are being conducted. The syllabi are unitized and teachers are encouraged to prepare teaching plans in the beginning of the year. Teachers are advised to maintain progress registers which are verified by the Principal. The College had 180 teaching days in the past academic year. Some teachers use audio-visual aids. The College is following annual system of examination. The test, mid-term and terminal examinations are conducted to check the progress of the students. This helps in mid-term course correction.

Teachers are recruited by the State Selection Board which is an autonomous body under the State Government. Vacancies are advertised in leading newspapers and the selection is based on their performance in interview. Recommended candidates are appointed by the Principal. The College can recruit temporary/ ad hoc faculty and pay them from the Management funds. In the previous years there were a few appointments as Resource Persons made by the Management. There is a mechanism of student evaluation or performance appraisal other than self-appraisal reports for career advancement. The College also collects feedback on some of the aspects of the campus life.

In the previous two years two faculty members availed of Faculty Improvement Programme of the U.G.C., twenty teachers participated in Refresher/ Orientation Programmes, Conferences, Seminars and Symposia. In the last two years faculty participated in ten national level seminars and acted as resource persons in four national seminars. The College has conducted eight seminars/ symposia in the past five years. Many of the faculty members serve on various committees of the college. However there is need for adequate emphasis on faculty development programs, other then Refresher Course and Orientation Programs.

CRITERION III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The College, though an undergraduate teaching institution, gives thrust on research also. A few teachers are recognized as research guides. Amongst the faculty 13 members have registered for Part time M.Phil., Ph.D. and D.Sc./ D.Litt. programmes in various Universities. During the last five years six teachers have been awarded Ph.D. degree. The teachers are given study leave under the FIP scheme of the UGC for pursuing higher studies. In the last three years 14 Research Projects with an outlay of Rs. 8,45,000/- were completed and 18 Research Projects with an outlay of Rs. 9.35000/- are ongoing. Teachers in the Arts and Commerce streams need more encouragement to take advantages of available research avenues.

The College offers extension activities through NSS and NCC wings. The activities include Community Development, Health and Hygiene Awareness, Adult Education and Literacy, AIDS awareness, Renovation of old monuments, Environmental Awareness, Plantations and Health Programmes, Blood Donation Camps, Disaster Management etc. There is a faculty member with an additional responsibility as Programme Officer to coordinate such activities. The College also has linkages with Rotary Club, Lions Club and some NGOs. The college has recently started career counseling unit which needs more involvement of students and faculty members.

CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The College is situated in about 25.79 acres land in the urban area of Jajpur District. The total built up area is about 106175 sq ft. with a sports ground of about eight acres. The college has adequate number of classrooms, lecture halls and laboratories. Some of them need renovation and modernization. The college has a small canteen and a cooperative store. The college has a seminar hall, which is used for conducting cultural and academic activities throughout the year. The infrastructure is being shared by the junior college. The College also has Boys and Girls Hostels and seven faculty residences. A small Botanical Garden has been developed which has a good collection of medicinal plants. The College maintains its infrastructure by the resources made available by the Management. Funds have also been generated from local MLA and MP's Local Area Development Funds, Orissa Mining Corporation, Vyasnagar Municipality, TISCO Mines, Sukinda in addition to the UGC funds for construction activities. In the past year a Science Gallery with a capacity of 250 and a new laboratory covering 1200 sq.ft. have been constructed. The College facilities are being allowed to be used by outside agencies for conduct of competitive examinations and organization of sports meet. The campus needs to be maintained more clean and green for which services of NSS and NCC students may be availed. Facilities for indoor and outdoor games are provided.

The Central Library with reading space holds about 45605 volumes. During last year 1138 volumes were added to the collection. There are 26 journals/ periodicals/ magazines. The Library has text book bank facility. A Study Centre functions near the Library which is used by, on an average, 200 students during day time and 100 during the evenings. . A photocopier is provided in the Centre. The library services are being computerized. It is suggested that more computers are made available in the library and availability of information through electronic resources and internet be encouraged. The library is open between 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. on all the working days except holidays and the Study Centre from 8 AM to 8 PM. There were 241 working days of the library in the last year.

The College has 17 computer systems. In all the Science departments in addition to Mathematics and Commerce, computers are available. The College also has a Computer Point managed by an outside agency. It is suggested that the College strengthens its central computer facilities to cater to the needs of all the students and the staff. The College may consider hiring services of computer specialists for providing training programmes and some courses on the basics and internet usage to make them computer literates.

The College provides medical check up facility for staff and students through the Medical Officer of Jajpur Road Hospital. The College could consider having Health insurance coverage for all the students. The College has allocated eight acres of land for the play ground. The Athletic Club of the College provides physical facilities for sports and physical education under the guidance of a qualified teacher. Facilities are available for other sports activities like volleyball, cricket, football and jumping pit. During the last year 25 students represented the University in state, 20 in Regional and one in national level sports events. Five students received medals in regional meets and one received medal in state level tournaments. It is suggested that the College concentrates its sports activities and hires services of some coaches so that the students can perform better in various tournaments. The College has recently started facilities of Adventure Sports like Rock Climbing, Para Gliding and Cycle Safari.

The college has a Women's and a Men's hostel with a capacity of 100 and 50, respectively. The hostels need modernization with necessary provision for amenities and recreation on priority basis. There is an urgent need for improving the existing Library in the Women's Hostel. Computer facilities with internet access may be provided to both the hostels. At present extension of the Women's hostel is under progress with the support of the UGC.

CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The College prospectus is revised and printed every year and this provides necessary details for the benefit of students. It contains all the essential information like courses offered, admission rules, fee structure, scholarships, examination and test related information needed by the students. The drop out rate in many of the UG courses in the past years has been around 10%. The pass percentage has been around 80%. Though there is no formal system to record the students' progression to further studies or employment it is ascertained that approximately 30% of the students go for further studies or employment from the informal data provided by the college. The college has recently started counselling or cell, coordinated by a Placement Officer, which needs further strengthening and streamlining. Many students have been beneficiaries of various financial aids like Merit, Merit cum Means, Bidi Shramika, Hindi, Mining and National Scholarships In the past year the amount totalled around Rs.147,200.

The College has some recreational and leisure time activities. The College publishes a Magazine, 'Vinayashree' and a Wall Magazine, 'Vyasaprava' which inculcates creativity among students. Even in the Women's Hostel wall magazine is placed periodically which deserves appreciation. The College has various cultural activities, a film appreciation club. Arrangements of classes for Vocal and Instrumental Music and tailoring are arranged in the Women's Hostel. A Yoga Centre functions in the College where Yoga training is being imparted.

There is a recently activated Alumni meet in the College which could be formalized as an Association and be involved in various developmental activities.

CRITERION 6: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
As the college is a Grant-in-Aid college, it is managed as per Orissa Aided College rules, 1969, through Governing Body and day to day policies are implemented by the Principal. The Staff Council, other Committees and students council also play effective role in the administration of the college. Internal Audit is carried on by the internal audit committee and statutory audit is carried out by the Local Fund Auditors. Administrative staff plays supportive role in the development of the college. The overall management is satisfactory.

The academic session is quite regular. There is significant focus on attendance during the academic sessions. Reservation policy of the Government is adhered to. The college maintains confidential reports of the teachers and administrative staff.
There are Committees for Students' and Employees' Grievance Redressal and against Sexual Harassment functions under the supervision of the Principal. The College facilitates its staff members to raise personal loans from various financial institutions.

CRITERION 7: HEALTHY PRACTICES
The peer team during its visit to the College and its constituent units identified some specific features, which have contributed to the improved quality of education in this College.

Involvement of the faculty members of the college in research activities.

Maintenance of Herbal and Medicinal Plant Garden.

Cordial relationship between Staff and the Principal.

Student participation and performance in cultural and sports activities.

Excellent performance of NCC cadets at national level camps especially at Republic Day Celebrations in the last few years.

Creation of Adventure Club and involvement of students in innovative social projects like Road Safety Project.

Inculcation of the sense of social commitment and self-discipline through various co-curricular activities.

Availability of good number of core and non core course options.

Good collection of text and reference books with the facility of book and study centre.

Provision of prizes for meritorious topper students of all faculties.

A well defined daily schedule for Womens' Hostel.

Arrangement of Extra mural Lectures and Annual Vyasa Lecture Series.

Section 3: Overall Analysis:
Vyasanagar College, Jajpur Road, situated in rural surrounding has been rendering yeoman service to the students belonging to economically backward labour class and lower middle class families for over four decades with a vision to make the campus an ideal place of learning, where students get ample opportunities to manifest their talents and create potentialities. The college crest has the famous statement 'let noble thoughts come to us from all sides' which signifies the catholicity of the academic adventures.

The college, though affiliated to the Utkal University, has been adopting flexible and innovative methods wherever possible, in matters related to teaching, learning and evaluation. The college adopts both class room teaching methods and participatory and field work methods such as workshops, seminars, field trips and study tours.

The examination cell of the college publishes internal assessment results within a time frame. Thirty top students in each stream, Science, Arts and Commerce, are identified with a view to recognize talent and merit. The meritorious and rank holders are given due recognition.

In the area of research good number of teachers posses research qualifications and a few of them are approved research guides of the Utkal University and are actually guiding scholars in their research pursuits besides publishing research papers and handling minor research projects. The peer team considers that there are a number of features of the college which merit commendation. Also the peer team would like to bring to the notice of the college certain concerns for its consideration.

COMMENDATIONS
The college has undertaken a lot of co-curricular and extension activities involving NCC, NSS, Academic Associations and NGOs. The achievements in sports and games are impressive.

The student career counseling unit has been doing commendable work which includes entrepreneurship training and other employment oriented guidance workshops in collaboration with State Institute of Entrepreneurship.

The college library has a rich collection of books and journals and several departments have departmental libraries, which is noteworthy. The college has been publishing monthly wall magazine, in addition to the annual magazine and calendar regularly.

The college promotes co-curricular and extra curricular activities, which is amply demonstrated in the various avenues like the students union, athletic club, dramatic society, day scholars association, planning forum and various departmental associations.

The student support is appreciable. They get various scholarships, opportunities to participate in several extension, sports, games, cultural and social service activities in a disciplined manner.

The teachers of the college by their devotion and love for learning and teaching have earned the affection and reverence from the students of the college and the community around.

The college has completed fourteen minor research projects in various subjects. It has eighteen ongoing minor research projects. This indeed is highly commendable and noteworthy. Besides these, teachers publish their research papers and books.

The college has started computer literacy programme for the staff. Similar steps are being taken up for the benefit of students also.

Strict discipline, orderly behaviour of the students and the congenial atmosphere to promote study habits merit appreciation.

The college has entered into Memorandum of understanding with a number of industries and research organisations for designing and imparting job oriented courses like computer maintenance, refrigeration and hospital waste management.

RECOMMENDATIONS
Keeping in view the future growth of the institution, the peer team would suggest the following to the institution to consider

Facilities need be given and training imparted in an organized mode to enable more number of students to succeed in the examinations like UGC-CSIR (NET), SLET, GATE, Civil Services, GRE, TOEFL and GMAT.

The college may vigorously plan to establish more linkages with national/ international institutions.

Alumini association needs to be strengthened. The association has to be motivated to cooperate in the development of the college.

The college may launch its website.

The college may plan to add a few post graduate courses, as per the demand of the students and parents. There are a few departments with potential to take up postgraduate programmes. There is a need to obtain feedback from academic peers and employers on the teaching programmes.

Steps may be taken up to connect the library with other libraries for inter library borrowing.

Internet facility may be made available to students even a token payment by strengthening the Computer Centre.

Vocational courses may be further strengthened through closer interaction with local industrial houses and potential employers.

Placement Cell may be strengthened.

For augmenting financial resources, measures such as consultancy by the faculty members, linkage with industries, and plantation in the vacant land of the college may be explored.

The college needs to initiate steps to improve all laboratories, class room furniture, play grounds, campus garden, hostels and give special importance for keeping the campus clean and green.

The college may go in for endowment lectures and organize many seminars/ symposia, throughout the year, to give scholarly exposure to the students and staff.

Establishment of a Language Laboratory for improving communication skills, personality development programmes, a multi-gym may be taken up on a priority basis.

The peer team thankfully records its appreciation for the cordial cooperation extended by all section of the college during the assessment exercise.

Prof. P.V. Arunachalam, Chairman

Prof. P.P. Mathur, Member

Prof. Deo Subhash Atmaram, Member

Dr. Niranjan Satapathy
Principal,VyasanagarCollege,
Jajpur Road, Orissa

Date : November 24, 2005

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