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Nayagarh Autonomous College, Nayagarh, Orissa
Address:Puri
Nayagarh (District Nayagarh)
Orissa, India
Pin Code : 752069


Nayagarh Autonomous College, Nayagarh Orissa is a recognised institute / college. Status: Autonomous.


Principal of Nayagarh Autonomous College, Nayagarh Orissa is 9437287003.

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

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Nayagarh Autonomous College, Nayagarh Orissa are Admission Incharge 9776391090, 9853637529 (D.E.O.).

Website of Nayagarh Autonomous College, Nayagarh Orissa is http://ngrautocol.org/.


Contact Details of Nayagarh Autonomous College, Nayagarh Orissa are : Telephone: +91-6753-252234


Courses

B.A., B.Com.
B.Sc. (Physical Science/ Life Science)
Two year vocational education in Medical Laboratory Technology/Assistance Course


Nayagarh Autonomous College, Nayagarh Orissa runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Science stream(s).

Nayagarh Autonomous College is affiliated with Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar


Profile of Nayagarh Autonomous College

The erstwhile Princely State of Nayagarh occupied a prominent place in the Freedom Movement of India for its bloody-Struggle against the British rule. The mission of the college is Learning brings the fruits of immortality . This means quest for knowledge, dissemination of knowledge and enlightenment. The goal of the college is to create the necessary facilities to achieve the above mission by fostering creativity, Scientific temper, Sportsmanship and leadership quality and transforming the college into a centre of academic excellence through need based education and skill based training. At present the college offers Under Graduate Programme in 19 subjects covering all the three faculties with Honours teaching facilities in 16 subjects, Certificate course in Computer Study to justify its status as a Premier Non-Government Aided institution of the state.

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NAAC report of Nayagarh Autonomous College

SECTION 1: PREFACE
Nayagarh College, Nayagarh (Orissa) volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and conducted the preliminary self study which it submitted to the NAAC.

A Peer team comprising Prof. Satinder Singh former Pro-Vice Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar as Chairman; Prof Jagadeesha, Chairman, Dept. of Commerce and Management, Karnataka State Open University, Manasgangotri (Mysore) and Prof. K.P. Maheshwari, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (M.P.) as members was constituted by the council to visit the College for two days i.e. Sept. 11-12, 2006. Dr. M.S. Shyamasundar was the Co-ordinating officer from the NAAC, Banglore, Nayagarh College, Nayagarh (Orissa) affiliated to Utkal University, Bhubaneswar covering a campus area of 43.87 acres was established in 1961 with 100 students and 10 Lecturers. Today it stands with 1524 UG level students with 102 faculty members. The College is of urban location. It offers UG programmes in 16 different subjects in the faculties of Arts, Science & Commerce. It also offers one certificate and one diploma course in computer education as Joint venture programme with the Govt. of Orissa and Oricom Education under self financing scheme. The College does not have NRI and/or students from other states. The College has 102 teachers; out of which 85 are permanent, 17 are temporary. The college has a proper provision to make contractual appointments as per their requirements. Of these 24 teachers have PhD Degree, 16 have M.Phil degree, whereas others have PG degree as their highest qualification. Out of a total of 102 teachers, 13 are female teachers.

The College has 19 technical and 17 administrative staff members. The College has a Central Library, Health Centre, Sports facilities, Hostels, Guest House, Housing, Canteen and Grievance Redressal Cell. The other faculties like Post office, Employee's Co-operative, Thrift Society, Consumer Co-Operative Store, Extension counter of a bank. Gymnasuim and Firing Range for NCC are also functional. There are 14 computers in the College. The dropout rate at UG level is nearly 16%.

The Unit cost of education is Rs. 8750.00 (including salary) and Rs.947.00(without salary). The college generated Rs. 1,43,16,069.00 through Alumni Association, Self financing courses, Fund raising drives and grant-in-aid and other grants etc.

The vision of the college is to strive for a new world characterized by happiness, truth and Justice and to work for humanity, world peace and developing creativity and scientific temper. The core values of the College are upholding and preserving cultural heritage, total personality development and transforming the college in to a centre of academic excellence. The college has annual system and got UGC recognition under 2f in July 1964. The college has made good contribution to the academic growth and all round personality development of the youth of the region. It was granted autonomous status by the state Govt in 2005, by Utkal University in 2006.

SECTION 2: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The College was established with the main mission of providing higher education to the people of the area under nation-wide awareness and spread of education. The mission of the college is the vedic mission Vidyaya Amrutam Ashnute, which means Learning ushers in the Eternity.

The College offers a number of UG programmes in Pass and Hons. subjects with given combinations in the faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce. It has also introduced Biotechnology and Pisciculture and Computer application subjects for science students.

The departments in the Science Faculty are: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology, and Botany and the departments belonging to the faculty of Arts are: Oriya, English, Sanskrit, Political science, History, Economics, Education, Sociology, Psychology, and Philosophy. The Department of Commerce is under the faculty of Commerce. The college conducts Bachelors degree ( Hons.) course in the faculty of Arts with specialization in ten different subjects of studies viz. Oriya, English, Sanskrit, political Science, History, Economics, education, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy. B.Sc. (Honours) course includes Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, and Mathematics and B. Com ( Honours ) course with specialization in Accountancy. In addition to this the college also conducts B.A., B.Sc., and B.Com in pass streams.

The teaching porgrammes are generally in conformity with the goals and objectives of the institution, which are clearly stated and periodically reviewed. The college has shown good growth since its inception and its vision is to become one of the best centres of academic excellence in this new world.

Being an affiliated college, it has to follow the syllabi prescribed by the Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (Orissa) but some faculty members contribute in its updating being the members of the Board of studies of the University in different subjects. Now the college has been granted autonomy w.e.f. 2006-07 session providing it the required opportunity to achieve academic excellence. For the introduction of a new programme, the college requires at least one year.

The students of the college have some options or flexibility or mobility in the sense that they can opt either for B.Com (Pass) or B.Com (Hons.) or like wise B.Sc. (Pass and Hons.) with PCM or life science or with seed technology etc.

The college also organizes guest lectures and holds departmental seminars/group discussions etc. to enrich the academics of the institution. The chemistry department has established links with sugar industry.

The courses of studies are helpful for careers in teaching, civil services, and defence services, at the state and national level. Subjects like Biotechnology, Computer Application and Commerce are career oriented and provide job opportuniites. The curricula designed by the university has a thrust on promotion of environmental consciousness, national integration, social welfare, cultural awareness, and scientific awareness. Implementation of the academic programmes are reviewed by the academic peers and a feed back is taken . On the basis of this feedback the courses are redesigned , and improved. Apart from teaching and learning in conventional subjects of studies, there is also a need of introducing subjects like computer programming, management, functional Hindi, Functional English, Computer Science, Biotechnology, Micrbiology, Business Administration etc.

Criterion II: Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
Admissions are made on the basis of past academic record of students and as per state government norms.

The college conducts remedial coaching especially for slow learners. The advanced learners are also assessed by way of monthly tests and internal examinations.

The teachers avail UGC fellowships and study leave for research work and duty leave for refresher courses. They also attend seminars/workshops/conferences etc.

Teaching and learning methods are more or less conventional, but the chalk and talk method is also supplemented by visual aids, internet, CD's, study tours, projects, surveys and seminars/workshop etc. wherever required. However there is need to develop a centralized Audio-Visual facility for easy access by faculty for use in the classroom and to develop their own teaching aids. The number of teaching days is 180 whereas the number of working days is 240 in a year.

The evaluation methods like class tests, unit tests, assignments and model tests etc. are communicated to the students through the prospectus and academic calendar. The overall performance of the students is monitored and the college identifies meritorious students on the basis of performance. Selection for Hons. subjects is done on merit. The performance of the teachers is evaluated through mandatory self-appraisal report and is also assessed through students feed back.

Out of a total of 102 teachers 85 are permanent, 17 are temporary, 23 are female and 79 are male members. 24 teachers possess Ph.D degrees, 16 have M.Phil degrees and the remaining 62 teachers are postgraduates. The teachers are recruited through selection through State Service Selection Board as per procedure of the Govt. of Orissa. Management has the sole right to appoint temporary staff as per UGC norms. The ad-hoc appointments are made by the management through advertisements and selection committees as per UGC norms. The non-teaching staff is appointed by the management as per guidelines of the state Government with approval of the Director, Higher Education, Orissa.

Nine teachers of the college were resource persons in national level seminars/workshops and while one attended international level seminar during the last two years. A few seminar have been organized for the benefit of students and teachers. Three teachers have on-going MRPs with a total outlay of Rs.1,80,000-00. The college has no international linkages. Various Departments of the college organized seminars/conferences as part of UGC extension activities and invite resource persons. 46 teachers attended refresher courses during the last three years. The college has received grant to organize a National conference on Biodiversity conservation for sustainable society from the UGC

Four teachers got awards from NGOs/Voluntary organizations; one from HRD Ministry and one from the State Government 46 teachers benefited themselves by attending refresher courses, 19 for pursuing Ph.D., 3 for M.Phil, 18 for attending seminars/conferences, 3 for training programmes, 5 for seminar on Empowerment of women in India, 6 for Seminar on AIDS awareness and 6 for Seminar on Computer awareness. Almost all the teachers are assigned with extra activities in the form of different committees.

The college adopted innovative teaching methods and encouraged students to take up projects on problems related to syllabus and relevant to society such as on-site study, campus biodiversity, socio-economic survey etc.

The college has introduced a number of inter-disciplinary courses and multi-disciplinary subjects. 34 students secured positions at university level examinations during the past five years including 4 top positions.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college being an undergraduate institution has more focus on teaching but it has initiated some measures to promote research activity among members of the teaching staff like granting study leave and adjusting their teaching schedule etc. About 22% faculty members are engaged in active research by taking research projects, doing and guiding Ph.D., publishing, etc. A Research Journal 'New Horizon' also publishes, academic pursuits of the faculty. Financial support is also provided to some students for doing project work. There is one ongoing research project in the institution. Five teachers are doing Ph.D. on full time basis while 2 are doing M.Phil. Similarly 10 teachers are doing Ph.D on part time basis while 1 is doing M.Phil. 18 Faculty members were awarded Ph.D degrees during the last five years. 03 outside scholars were awarded Ph.D. under supervisors of the college.

The institution is actively engaged in various extension activities including UGC extension programmes. It conducts such programmes through NSS, NCC and Red Cross unit, some of these are health and hygiene awareness programmes, relief work organizations, blood donation camps, AIDS and environmental awareness porgrammes, communal harmony and observation of world Environment Day. The college has started career guiding facilities for final examinations students to go in for professional courses. Certain other out-reach programmes carried out by the college are in the field of Sarba Siksha Abhian (adult education), village road and legal aid.

The College does not offer any consultancy service, but the academic expertise of some teachers is utilized by various academic and social organizations. The college has designated one-faculty member for extension activities through additional charge. It needs to sustain extension activities by way of entering into MOUs with various NGOs. This shall enrich faculty and be of immense help to students. The students are encouraged to participate in extension activities through motivation and are also awarded prizes for their achievements. 04 NCC cadets received Rotary Youth leadership awards. Two NCC cadets participated in Republic Day Parade at New Delhi. Some teachers are authors and compilers of books and have published research papers in national and international journals. One teacher has bagged 7 State level awards and one National level award.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college is situated at the footsteps of Rukhi mountain and has a beautiful campus. A programme called 'Green Campus-Clean Campus' is implemented in the college. The infrastructure facilities are adequate to accommodate 1500+ students.

The college has a total of 14 computers but it has no centralized computer facility. To ensure the optimum utilization, Nayagarh junior college also functions in the same building as per State Govt. instructions, of course with different timings. It also runs Government collaborated computer training centre, a sub-post office, an extension counter of the nationalised bank, consumer co-operative store and various state level entrance examinations and recruitment tests. It is also utilized for conducting state level elections as well as a shelter centre during natural calamities.

The college has infrastructure facilities like laboratories, equipments, library and canteen. It also has sports and physical education facilities like athletic track, football field, cricket pitch, volleyball, handball, badmintion, Kabbadi ground, Table tennis, carom and chess board, high jump, pole vault bars, long jump pit, hurdle race, shot put, discus, javelin, hammer etc. The deserving athletes are given track suits, sports kits and incentives. Four students participated in sports at university and state levels. The college organizes university and state level athletic and sport meets every year. Prizes and certificates are given to sports persons and extra weightage is given to them at the time of admission.

The library is an important learning centre. It is partially automated and does not provide open access to students. The total number of books in the library is 35,277; it has 13626 text books, 16309 reference books, 1100 Back Volumes, 22 magazines and 8 Journals.

The library has a seating capacity for 150 students. It has services/facilities like computerized cataloging, photocopy, internet, (UGC network resource centre), Book Bank etc. Students are allowed to retain books till the examinations are over. In addition to this there are 16 departmental libraries. The central library needs to be strengthened further by adding more titles and other facilities and more students be encouraged for its optimum use. The library works from 9 am to 4:30 pm as its working hours. The ratio of library books to the number of students enrolled is 23:1.

The college has its own Boys' and Girls' hostels where about 12% of the total number of students are accommodated. Hostels are equipped with facilities like furniture, T.V., Telephone, common room, indoor games, news papers and wall magazines etc. The Gents hostel publishes its own literary magazine and a wall magazine while annual day, independence day, republic day are observed every year in the hostels, which also publishes a literary and a wall magazine. Yoga classes, Parents meet, Alumni meets are also held in it.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The Prospectus published by the college contains relevant information about admission procedure, course pattern, selection of subjects, selection criterion, hostels and fee structure etc. The students are admitted on the basis of their previous academic record and merit position in the entrance examination for some courses. Nearly 95% of the students appear at the final examination. The drop out rate was about 16% during the last year, which is generally due to those who join technical or professional courses or get transferred to other colleges during 1st year or even 2nd year degree classes.

The pass percentage in arts, sciences and commerce is 77%, 75% and 66% respectively during the last year whereas some students got merit positions in the university examinations. During the past 5 years 34 students of the college were placed in first 20 positions in different streams.

The college has Alumni Association which needs to be formalized. It should maintain track record of progression of its students. It has started a students' counseling facilities for academic and career counseling. A number of state government and institutional financial aids are provided to deserving students. During the last two years 290 and 213 students received different scholarships and other financial aids respectively like national scholarship, senior and junior merit scholarship, free studentship, SC/ST scholarship, Hindi/ Sanskrit Scholarship etc. The college takes care of the all round personality development of their students and provides recreational and leisure time facilities like indoor and outdoor games, nature and debate clubs, students magazines, cultural programmes and essay, quiz, music and art competitions.

The college has the system of making feed back from the students to make use of it for taking improvements.

The college has four NSS units and two NCC units which organizes various campus and others extension activities.

The Alumni Association of the college has instituted cash prizes w.e.f. 2004-2005 for poor students, one each from arts, science and commerce and also some financial assistance for certain projects.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The college is managed by a governing body constituted by the Director of Higher Education, Orrisa. The principal of the college is taken as its secretary while the other members are taken from government, university, teaching and non-teaching staff, MP and MLA, representative from women and SC/ST. presently one young MLA of this constituency is heading the Governing Body in competent manner.

In addition to a governing body the college has various committees to help the Principal and to coordinate and conduct the management of the college. It involves large number of teachers in the academic and administrative activities such as admissions, examinations, library, discipline, hostels, purchase, research, publications, grievance redressal cell, etc. In addition to this there is college development council and bursars to look after its development programmes.

The Heads of different science departments check the work efficiency of their non-teaching staff and the bursars take care of the ministerial and accounts staff.

There is a special committee to prepare the academic calendar of the college.

The college deputes non-teaching staff for accounts and office procedure training in state government run institute in which 13 staff members were benefited. They are also given computer training in the college.

There is no change in the tuition fee except for sports, library, electricity and water charges and college development fund which were increased during the last three years.

The college has a deficit budget which is managed by help from political leaders and other sources.

The welfare programmes of the college are book bank facility for poor students, health centre, post office, vehicle/cycle shed, hostels for boys and girls, staff quarters, guest house, canteen, free studentship and students' Aid fund, Grievance redressal cell, career counseling, thrift society, consumer co-operative store. The grievance redressal is meant for students only. The Employees' co-operative thrift society sanctions loans to the members of the teaching staff upto a maximum amount of Rs. one lakh only. The administration also helps its employees in obtaining loans from the banks.

The purchases are made by the Purchase Committee by inviting quotations. The members of the staff contributed one day salary for medical treatment of their one colleague. They also contribute to Prime Minister and Chief Ministers' Relief funds from time to time.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The peer team has identified few healthy features which enhance the academic ambience of the institution. These are given below:

Good leadership along with excellent inter-personal relations among teaching and non-teaching staff.

Strict discipline in the college and no report of ragging ever registered.

The college arranges yoga classes and spiritual discourses and gives emphasis on moral and value based education.

The Principal takes the feedback from the students and HOD's and monitors working of various cells regularly.

Provision of providing free education to girl students.

Providing education to weaker sections especially SC/ST students.

HODs monitor overall working of the department and check proper implementation of teaching plan.

Students are encouraged to participate in GDs, seminars and monthly class tests.

The college inculcates civic responsibilities in students through N.S.S./N.C.C programs and class room seminars.

Various committees, Bursars and HODs check the internal management.

Introduction of inter-disciplinary subjects/courses.

Effort for community orientation and integrated personality development of students.

Memorial prizes and felicitation of local eminent persons.

'Green Campus-Clean Campus' drive.

Programmes on environment awareness, AIDS awareness, literacy awareness, road safety, blood donation and relief camp during disaster etc.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
On an in-depth perusal of the self study report and assessment of the academic activities, infrastructure facilities and interest of the students, teachers and management, the Peer Team feels much impressed by the efforts put forward by the various stake holders of the institution. The college has earned good reputation for imparting quality education, sense of discipline with emphasis on moral and spiritual values.

The Peer team considers that there are a number of features of Nayagarh College's approach to quality assurance and educational standards which it would wish to commend. Also the peer team would like to bring to the attention of the college certain concerns for its consideration.

The peer team would like to commend the institution for its following aspects:

Encouragement, care and support given by the management to the institution.

Adoption of self-appraisal for teachers.

Feed-back from students for quality enhancement.

Dedication and commitment of teaching and non-teaching staff of the college.

Donation to fellow teachers for medical treatment and contribution to Prime Minister and Chief Minister Relief Funds.

Smooth functioning of the tutor-ward system that facilitates the monitoring of students both educational and personal.

Facilitating aspect of the institution to promote student participation and achievements in sports and games.

Maintenance, growth and future planning of the institution and its infrastructure.

Publication of 05 research papers in International Journals.

Keeping in view the future plans of the institution, the peer team would suggest the following for its consideration:

The college should identify its areas of excellence and make strategic plans to attain and give more attention.

Keeping in mind the latest trends and societal needs the college may explore the possibility of introducing more courses options/self financing courses and PG Courses in areas such as management, Applied sciences, Computer Science etc., courses such as BBA, BCA, MCA, UGC Add on courses, mountaineering course may be introduced in this direction.

Access to computers and student support services like placement cell need to be strengthened, the counseling and guidance cell can be more effective for the benefit of students.

The staff of the college should be encouraged towards research and publications and departmental journals.

As per the U.G.C. guidelines inflibnet may be introduced in the library.

Establishing linkages/collaborations with industry and other institutions for joint ventures and training especially.

MOU's with regard to extension activities with various NGO's etc.

The teachers can explore and utilize UGC funding by submitting research proposals for Minor and Major research projects as well as funding from outside agencies.

There is a need to strengthen the existing NCC and NSS units and popularize them among the students of the college.

The library is a very important learning center and as such the college is required to arrange for its complete computerization, inter-connectivity and purchase more number of latest edition of books. It can also increase working hours for students on working days and function even on Sundays and holidays.

Expansion of infrastructure and upgrading of laboratories and equipments.
Strengthening of the formation of Alumni Association and its functioning.

There is need for separate computer centre and centralized Audio-Visual facility.
An auditorium to accommodate large gatherings for seminars/work shops and cultural functions etc.

Addition of more sports facilities including Basket Ball.

The college can help the needy students by arranging transport facility.

Career Guidance cell for students be setup so as to enable them to prepare for competitive exams.

Data base information be maintained about the alumni including those who have assumed prominent positions and use their services for overall development.

The Peer Team takes this opportunity to thank the management, the principal, teaching and non-teaching staff and the students of the college for their splendid co-operation during the visit of the Team and wish all the best to the college in its future endeavours.

The Peer Team is of the opinion that this exercise will be useful to the institution to initiate the quality enhancement strategies towards further growth and development.

Name of The Chairman
Professor Satinder Singh

Name of the Member
Professor Jagadeesha

Name of the Member
Professor K.P. Maheshwari

Name of the Head of the Institution
(Mr. Bairagi Charan Parida)

Place: Nayagarh

Date: 12 September, 2006




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