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Dalmia College, Jharbeda, Orissa
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Via Tunmura
Jharbeda (District Sundargarh)
Orissa, India



Dalmia College, Jharbeda Orissa is a recognised institute / college. Status: Co-ed, Pvt., aided. Dalmia College, Jharbeda Orissa is also known as Dalmia Degree College. Dalmia College, Jharbeda Orissa was established on / in 1970.


Principal of Dalmia College, Jharbeda Orissa is 9040426641.

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

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Dalmia College, Jharbeda Orissa are Admission Incharge 9438391066, DEO 8456952352, 9437083161.

email ID(s) is Dalmia College Jharbeda Orissa


Contact Details of Dalmia College, Jharbeda Orissa are : Phone:0661-2451464,





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Dalmia College, Jharbeda Orissa runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).


Approval details: Dalmia College is affiliated with Sambalpur University, Sambalpur (Orissa)



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NAAC report of Dalmia College

SECTION I : PREFACE
The Dalmia College, named after the well-known Dalmia Industrial House of India is a non-government aided college. The college is situated in the village Jharbeda, outside the township of Rajgangpur and has its own campus and building. It is located in a tribal belt of Sundargarh district of Orissa State. It is affiliated to Sambalpur University. It has a Campus area of 29.62 acres in a rural set up. The college was established in the year 1970 with a strength of 64 students and 7 teachers. To start with it had two Faculties viz. Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Commerce. It got UGC recognition under 2f and 12B from the date of establishment i.e. 19 Aug 1970. The Faculty of Science was added in 1981.

The college operates in a multi-lingual, multi-racial and multi-religious environment. The college caters primarily to the educational needs of students from the rural and tribal communities of Rajgangpur and Kutra blocks. There is also sizeable presence of minority communities in the region, and a large number of students come from the families of employees engaged in local industries. Keeping in view the characteristic of its service area, Dalmia College was established with the objective of providing facilities for higher education to the economically backward tribal and rural youths of the neighbouring areas. Named after the Dalmia Industrial House, the college has also received support from various local industries, especially Orissa Cement Ltd (OCL), from local parliamentarians and legislators from time to time. The existence of the college is inextricably linked with its neighbourhood. It is notable that emphasis is placed on uplifting the status of rural and tribal youths by providing them access to higher education.

Presently the college has three Faculties, Faculty of Science, comprising of the five departments of Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology, Faculty of Arts comprising of seven departments: Economics, English, History, Hindi, Logic and Philosophy, Oriya and Political Science and Faculty of Commerce with the department of Commerce.

The College offers three undergraduate programmes : B.Sc., B.A. and B.Com with honours teaching facilities in English, Oriya, Political Science, History, Economics, Philosophy, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Commerce.

The College has a well qualified permanent faculty strength of 31 members of whom o4 hold Ph.D. degrees and 06 hold M.phil degrees. There are 11 temporary teachers of whom 01 is a doctorate and 01 an M.phil. There are 16 members on the non-teaching staff. The temporal plan of the academic work of the college is in the annual system. The student strength of the college currently is 885 from with-in the state of Orissa of whom 596 are boys and 289 are girls. There are 85 students from other states of whom 63 are boys and 22 are girls.

The Unit cost of education is Rs 5500/- including salary component and Rs 1323/- excluding the salary component.

The College has a central library, computer centre, sports facilities, post office, vehicle shed, beautiful lawns and gardens, a generator, drinking water (Aquaguard) facility, health club, guesthouse, hostel, canteen, grievance redressal cell, non-resident student centre, separate common rooms for boys and girls.

The Dalmia College, Jharbeda, Rajgangpur, Sundargarh District, Orissa, volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and as the first step in this direction, conducted the preliminary self-study and prepared the Self-Study Report (SSR). The Principal of the College submitted the SSR in March 2005. A peer team was constituted by the council to visit the college and validate the SSR . The peer team consisting of Prof. P.V.Arunachalam Former Vice-chancellor, Dravidian University, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh as Chairman, Prof. Sutanu Bhattacharya, Department of Economics, Kalyani University, West Bengal, as Member-Coordinator and Dr. N.G. Goswami, Principal, Jagannath Barooah College, Jorhat, Assam, as Member, visited the college for two days, Aug 30 and 31, 2005. Prof. K.Banadarangaiah Academic Consultant, NAAC, coordinated the Programme.

The peer team perused and analyzed the self-study report submitted by the institution. During institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments and the facilities, and interacted with the various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were visited. The peer team also interacted at length with the Governing body, Head of the Institution, Faculty, Non-teaching staff, Students, Parents and Alumnae of the college. Based on the above exercise and keeping in view the criteria identified by NAAC, the peer team has taken up the exercise of assessment and accreditation. The assessment of the institution as well as the issues of concern are given in the following pages, criterion-wise.

SECTION II : CRITERION WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
The college offers undergraduate pass and honours degree courses in Arts, Science, and Commerce only. The subjects offered by the college include courses in English, Hindi, Oriya, Economics, History, Logic and Philosophy, Political Science in the Arts faculty and Botany, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Zoology in the Science faculty. A course in Commerce is also offered by the faculty of Commerce. There are optional subjects in the B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com courses. The college also offers non-core options, like Indian Society and Culture, Indian Polity and Indian Economics.

All the degree courses offered by the college are in the traditional subjects in the framework of the affiliating university. In 1970 the college started with 9 departments, English, Hindi, Oriya, Economics, History, Logic and Philosophy, Political Science, Mathematics, Commerce and then in 1981 it introduced courses in Botany, Zoology, Physics, and Chemistry. The college has made some plans for introducing career-orientated courses on self-financing basis, but it is yet to make progress in this regard. The college has sought approval of the university to introduce honours courses in Hindi, Zoology, and Management and Finance. The college may give more emphasis on introducing some short-term indigenous job-oriented courses having local relevance in order to get sufficient number of takers.

Introducing short-term non-conventional courses of local relevance is also important for the future viability of the college. In its local context, the college might face a serious constraint in getting sufficient number of students for its traditional courses, particularly at the honours level. The college would also require evolving a system of getting regular feedback from the academic peers and people from various local vocations on the relevance and effectiveness of its teaching programmes and courses. The college would also require establishing a more effective system of college-industry-neighbourhood interface.

The college has been able to work with clear objectives and purpose to achieve its goals through co-curricular and other activities, as there is limited scope to reflect the mission and goal of the college in a standardised curricula prescribed by the affiliating university. The admission policy ensures that students from all creed and community have a chance to study together, and thus a pluralistic composition of the college community is maintained. The college imparts discipline and moral values to its students so that they can aspire for respecting personal and social values of life.

Criterion II : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
There are three building blocks for the success of an educational institution. These are the proper selection of students for admission into various courses, fair recruitment of scholarly and dedicated teachers, and effective teaching-learning process with regular and credible evaluation procedures ensuring transparency. The college, getting most of its students from the locality, has a limited scope for selecting students on the basis of entrance tests, as there are very few applicants from the locality for admission to its degree courses. For admission to most of the courses the minimum marks obtained at school leaving examination is kept as low as the pass marks, that is 36 per cent. To get sufficient number of students the college admits almost all the eligible applicants from the locality. In spite of it, the total number of students admitted to various course, particularly the honours courses, has remained on the lower side.

The college follows the annual system with year end examinations. There is also periodical system of assessment of students' performance through tutorials. The respective teachers discuss at the classes the performance of the students in the terminal examination so as help them identify their weaknesses. The attendance of the students in the classes is closely monitored, and advice is given to the weaker students to improve their performance. The college may consider holding of tutorial classes, and remedial classes in selected subjects for the academically weaker students on a more effective manner.

The curricular activities of the college are not limited within the lecture method of teaching only. The college supplements the learning process with classroom discussions and seminars. The advance learners are encouraged to participate in group-discussions and are given special assignments to write articles. They may also be encouraged to cultivate their potential through taking up creative activities in the forms of writing one act play, poems and debates, seminars, etc. There may also be special classes organised for advanced students during vacation and holidays. The students in general may also be motivated to publish regularly wall magazines of each department.

There are some procedures of regular monitoring of the progress of the courses and mid-term modifications of the teaching plans, made by the respective heads of the departments. These procedures may be made more formal and systematic. The individual teachers may be requested to prepare unitised teaching plans in terms of lecture units available to cover the entire syllabi within scheduled time as per the academic calendar, and discuss the same with the heads of the departments. The classroom teaching may also be made more effective by extensive use of the audio-visual teaching aids. The teaching plan may also be displayed in the college notice boards for information of the students. There is no centralised 'media' facility to prepare audiovisual teaching material at present. The college may plan to develop this facility for its faculty.

The students are informed about the academic calendar, the university system of examination, with the details of number of papers, duration and marks, and the patterns of questions and syllabi through the discussions with the teachers in the class. This system may be supplemented by providing written guidance to the students.

The quality of the teachers and their academic attainments is a crucial factor determining the standard of the college. The teachers in the permanent posts, presently numbering 31, are appointed through slection as per the rules of the Higher Education Department of the State. However, there are also ad-hoc appointments of 11 temporary teachers on tenure basis. Out of the 31 teachers in permanent posts, four have Ph.D. degrees, six teachers have M.Phil. degrees, and the rest are qualified with master's degrees. Among the 11 temporary teachers one is qualified with Ph.D. and one is with M.Phil. Most of the teaching departments are also under staffed, having only 2 or 3 teachers.

The college recruits teachers in permanent posts through open selection following the UGC norms, and constitutes selection committees as per the guidelines of the University of Sambalpur. All the teachers recruited are from the same state. The teachers are expected to attend regularly seminars, conferences, refresher courses and orientation courses. This enables teachers to keep abreast with the rapid developments in various subjects. The teachers of the college have regularly attended refresher courses, orientation courses, and national level seminars. During the last two years, eight teachers have participated in national level seminars and one teacher has attended international seminar. The teachers may be trained in the use of modern education technology like computer, internet, multimedia, and application of audio-visual teaching aids.

During the year 2002-03 the lecturers of the college were given computer training. The college may plan to provide short-term training programmes for the teachers on the use of the modern education technology in teaching and research. The college is yet to organize academic seminars or hold conferences at the college. The importance of organising interdisciplinary seminars and holding of academic conferences at the college may be emphasised in order to establish interaction with the academic world at large.

For continuous improvement in the quality of education, the performance of the teachers needs to be assessed regularly to motivate them for further improvement. The college follows a system of self-appraisal of the teachers at the end of academic year. The annual self-appraisal by the teachers may be made more effective using a standardised questionnaire and a systematic method of evaluation by the management. To motivate the teachers, a system may also be introduced where the teachers themselves discuss the summary findings of their self-appraisals. The college may also consider introducing a system of students' evaluation of the teachers, and of taking of the students' feedback on the effectiveness of classroom teaching as well as their campus experience.

Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
For an undergraduate college operating in the local context of poor and backward rural and tribal communities and catering to the first generation learners, there is limited scope for research and consultancy. The college attempts to promote research activities of the teachers by providing them with study leave and seed money. Though an undergraduate college, two teachers are supervising Ph.D., two are working on research projects and five are publishing their works. There are no UGC funded research projects or any other research projects undertaken by the faculty. The college may encourage and guide the teaches to submit proposals to various funding agencies for minor research projects and holding of research seminars. In respect of consultancy, the college does have some scope for taking up industrial consultancy projects, and it may plan to provide social consultancy among the rural and tribal communities through various extension activities.

In respect of extension activity the college has made notable progress. A teacher is assigned additional charge to coordinate the extension activities. There are three NSS, one NCC, and one Red Cross units. On a regular basis the college carries out activities related to students' benefit and social services. The college has undertaken several programmes on health and hygiene awareness, medical camp, adult education and literacy, environmental awareness and blood donation camp. There are also outreach programmes, like pulse polio, vaccination programme, plantation through Eco Club, etc. The college may strengthen their activities through formal and effective collaborative programmes with NGOs working in the region.

Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Situated in the tribal area outside Rajgangpur town, Dalmia College has a campus area of 29.62 acres. The campus is properly maintained, clean, secured and has a planned landscape and plantations. The college buildings provide at present adequate space for housing its departments, but some more space is needed. The infrastructure facilities in the campus are also organised satisfactorily. Local industrial units like OCL, TISCO, have helped the college from time to time in developing and maintaining its infrastructure. Beside the academic and administration departments, the college maintains within the campus a botanical garden, a central library, a computer centre, playgrounds for all major outdoor games and sports, hostels, canteen and guesthouse. The college also has multi-gym facility. The infrastructure provided by the college for games and sports are notable. The classrooms are sufficiently large, airy, and bright. There is regular cleaning, sweeping, and maintenance of furniture and fixture.

The college has an organised central library. The library presently has 23,400 volumes of books and it subscribes 18 journals and magazines. There is also the book-bank facility. An Advisory Committee guides the functioning and the activities of the library. Steps may be taken to inter-connect the college library with other libraries for exchange. The working of the library is smooth and effective. The library is open on all working days and it remains open for only 6 hours per day. The working hours may be extended further. The issue, accession, book bank functions, and the inventory of the library are yet to be computerised. The library needs to be strengthened with Internet facility and through it connecting to INFLIBNET.

The laboratories of the Science departments are well maintained. The major equipments are available in the laboratories, though there is scope for improvement. As the size of the individual departments is small, computer facility is not provided department-wise, and is maintained centrally. At present there are only seven computers mostly used for administrative work. The college may plan to provide Internet and multi-media facility kept as a central facility. For regular maintenance there is an annual maintenance contracts with the supplier agency.

In respect of health services, the college does not have a health centre of its own. There is easy and quick access to the emergency facility of the nearby city hospitals. The college has also made arrangements with a nursing home and a general hospital in Rourkela. There is first-aid facility available at the college and arrangements are made for annual health check up of the students regularly.

The college encourages the students to take part in games and sports, and has playgrounds, courts for football, hockey, cricket, and courts for volleyball, basketball and badminton. There are also indoor games and multi-gym facilities. The students have regularly participated in inter-college, inter-university, and state and national level tournaments. The college has a trained instructor for physical education.

Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
The overall environment of support available to the students in an institution has a direct impact on motivating the students in the right directions of learning. This is also reflected on the progression of the students to higher level of academic pursuits and employment. Though a good percentage of the students appearing in the university examination secure first class as well as university ranks, there is scope for improving the average success rate. The drop out rate is also on the higher side, reasons for which the college needs to look into. The college would require considering effective steps to be taken to improve its performance in respect of average success rate and bring down the number of dropouts.

The students are given college calendar which gives all particulars about rules and regulations of the college, courses of study, activities of various clubs/associations like College Union, Cultural Association, Athletic Club, Dramatic and Musical Society, Science Society, Arts Society, Commerce Society, Sahithya Sansad, and students' election. The college brings out its annual magazine named 'Abhivyakti'.

There are a sizeable number of alumni holding prominent positions in various walks of life. The college has taken steps recently to activate its alumni association. The college may encourage and initiate holding annual reunion of past and present students, and maintain a record of past students of the college. The example of past students holding prominent positions may also indirectly help motivating the present students. The college regularly publishes and updates its prospectus, and annual report.

There are several schemes for providing financial assistance and scholarships to the students, from the State Government and Central Government. But the number of students benefited by such financial aids during last two years is not very significant. The college needs to support its students by making these schemes available to them in a more effective manner. There is no employment cell or placement officer. It may be mentioned that providing career counselling and guidance to the students on regular basis and systematic manner is of utmost importance, especially for first generation learners. The college may also engage outside agencies from time to time for this purpose till an employment cell is established. The recreational facilities made available to the students are primarily the indoor and outdoor games. The college may motivate the students to participate actively in various students' clubs, like nature club, drama club, environment club, music club, faculty subject oriented clubs.

The college plans to make its cultural atmosphere more vibrant and active. Observance every year of the important days, like Teachers' Day, Republic Day, Independence Day, and similar other occasions of national and local relevance may be duly emphasised. The college may also organise Annual Social meet with sport sand cultural activities to boost enthusiasm and creative talents of the students. The students' excursions, and educational tours, and annual picnic and such other activities may be given enthusiastic support as essential cultural activities.

Criterion VI : Organisation and Management
The Governing Body appointed under the Orissa Education Act manages the college. The primary administrative head of the college is the Principal. The Administrative, Academic and Accounts Bursars coordinate and monitor the day to day affairs of the college with the support of several committees like Admission Committee, Planning Board, Library Committee, Financial Aid Committee, Accounts Committee, etc. There are also several other internal committees constituted for specified periods for overall monitoring and supervision of various activities of the college.

There is a special committee for preparation and monitoring of Academic Calendar. The college may plan to have an Examination Committee for evaluating and analysing the subject-wise performance of the students in the university examinations and for preparing schedules of internal tests. Within the overall academic calendar provided by the university for the year, the college may prepare detailed monthly academic calendar for planning and monitoring its academic activities. Although the college follows the principles of democracy within its departments, some efforts may be put in to introduce the concept of participatory management in its present hierarchical structure of administration. Several joint committees comprising teachers, students, and staff, along with the management representatives, may also be constituted with specific responsibilities and delegated authorities. There is a grievance redressal cell, which may be made an integral part of administration and management to make it more effective in looking into the matters of grievances among the teachers, staff, and students, if there is any.

The college is run primarily by the State Government's grant-in-aid and the UGC assistance for development. At its present state of development, the college does not have much scope of raising more funds through self-generation due to meagre number of students with a low rate of tuition fee. Starting non-conventional non-university short-term courses with job-orientation of local relevance may be emphasised. The college may also have to explore more resource generation in the changing scenario of higher education. The structure of tuition fees and other fees of the courses may also be examined from time to time keeping in view the cost of education vis-à-vis the financial capacity of the local people to bear such costs. The accounting work and the office works need to be computerised. The college has a system of exercising budgetary control through annual budget. There are some general loan facilities like festival and medical advances. The college may plan to launch welfare schemes in various forms for its staff, faculty, and students.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
The peer team was impressed with the fact that there are no symptoms of any unrest among the academic communities of the college. A discernible pervasive sense of discipline and cleanliness is noted in the overall climate. Some of the practices worth mentioning are given below:

Although situated in a remote rural area, the college has laid out a well defined mission and vision to be accomplished by 2025. The vision of making the institution a premier research and study centre of tribal culture, if materialized, will be definitely commendable.

Regular meetings of the staff council and various other committees are organized for the smooth conduct of academic and other activities as well as to maintain healthy academic environment.

Admission to various courses is made on basis of the norms fixed by the affiliating University and the State Government.

The assessment of the Students is done by conducting different tests and terminal examinations.

The teachers are sent to participate in orientation courses, refresher courses and seminars.

The students and teachers utilize the services of the college library.

Every department makes proper planning for imparting quality and value based education to the students.

The premises of the college are kept neat and clean and is secure.

Very good student discipline is being observed in the college.

Students union and college administration maintain cordial relation.

Outstanding performances of the students in university examinations and sporting arena are being recognized and encouraged.

Healthy students life and cultural activities and active celebration of social festivals and activities to focus and nurture the India's composite cultural heritage.

Inculcation of civic responsibilities among the students through various extension activities on community development programmes active NSS and NCC units.

SECTION III : OVERALL ANALYSIS
Dalmia College, Rajgangpur, situated in the rural and tribal belt of Sundargarh districts of Orissa, has been rendering yeoman service to the cause of upliftment of the tribal through imparting education. It is noted that on the average every year 40% to 45% of the students belong to ST/SC categories. After more than three decades of dedicated service, it got the commendation of the Sambalpur University as a college with potential for excellence.

The college is striving to get autonomy. It is noted that the UGC, has shortlisted the college for conferment of autonomous status.

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 been working over the past three and a half decades with a mission to up-lift the rural and tribal youth of the region (Kutra and Rajgangpur Blocks) which has a high concentration of tribal population.

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

Honours students are trained to prepare and present seminar papers. B.Com.(Hons) and B.Sc. (Hons) students prepare project reports during summer vacation.

The dedication and commitment of the non-teaching staff resulting in efficient teamwork is noted.

Strict discipline seen in the campus, the cleanliness of the surroundings and the congenial atmosphere to promote study habits need be appreciated.

The facilitating aspect of the college to promote student participation and achievement in N.S.S., N.C.C., Red Cross, Sports and games and other co-curricular activities like debates and symposia is to be commended.

The college has been short-listed by Sambalpur University as a College of Excellence in two academic years continuously that is 2003-04 and 2004-05.

All the classes are taught by full-time faculty.

The college encourages teachers to avail the advantages of faculty development programmes like pursuing research, attending refresher/orientation courses, training programmes and seminars.

Principal, some faculty and non-teaching staff reside in the campus and creates a vibrant campus like to the extent possible.

The Achievements of the students in the Sports and Games are noteworthy.

RECOMMENDATIONS :
Keeping in view the future plans of the institution which is marching towards getting autonomy, the peer team would suggest the following to the institution to consider:

With more than thirty-five years of standing, the college is still offering traditional courses. Efforts must be put in to include newer courses like Information Technology, Biotechnology and Managerial Sciences.

Some area specific and relevant self-financing courses need be designed and introduced on priority basis.

The Institution need explore to establish linkages with the near by industrial establishments and work for mutual benefit.

A Competent Coach to train students periodically in games and sports may be invited as and when necessary.

The teachers need be encouraged to undertake research work and acquire the culture of publication and also bag awards and prizes for professional competence.

The research projects are to be taken up in right earnest by teachers.

The library needs to be strengthened with more number of latest books added and journal/ magazines subscribed for and reprographic and internet facilities. The library may be shifted to a better building and its working hours be extended.

A well-equipped computer center is to be established on priority basis.

The college may encourage the faculty to organize at least one regional conference and one national conference in a year for the benefit of faculty and students.

Involvement of students in cultural activities need to be improved further.

Providing Bus transport facility at nominal cost may be explored.

Facilities like toilets, telephone, internet, xeroxing and a cooperative store to cater to the needs of student community may be provided for.

Academic Departments be encouraged to form subject oriented associations and encourage students to take active part.

The documentation culture need to be cultivated in all the wings of the college.

Insfrastructural facilities like additional rooms, more fans in the classrooms, good class room boards, language laboratory may be provided for.

The demand of students and parents for one or two post graduate courses in Biotechnology, Geology may be considered by the management.

Continuous involvement of alumni in the development of the college is to be encouraged.

An active parents association need be formed.

The college has to take advantage of the network of famous industrial establishments around and create an interface between institution and industry. This may help the college to have some research and consultancy work in addition to generating funds.

CONCLUSION :
The Peer team is impressed by the well co-ordinated all around efforts by the teachers, staff, and students of the college. It likes to record its sense of appreciation to the Chairman and members of the Governing Body, the Principal, Co-ordinator of the college NAAC Committee, teachers, staff, students, alumni, and parents and guardian of the students of the college. The Peer team is confident that the college will achieve a fast and progressive transformation in course of a few years, and continue to provide quality education to the students of the local tribal and rural areas as well as from the local industrial areas and neighbouring villages.

The Peer team desires to record its appreciation for the cooperation and hospitality extended to them by the college during their visit to the college. The Team also acknowledges the positive attitude of the teachers, students, staff, alumni, parents and administration in helping the assessment by providing all the necessary information and support.

Dr. P. V. Arunachalam (Chairman)

Dr. Sutanu Bhattacharya (Member-Coordinator)

Dr. N. G. Goswami (Member)

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