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Government College, Sundargarh, Orissa


Government College, Sundargarh, Orissa
Sundargarh (District Sundargarh)
Orissa, India

Government College, Sundargarh Orissa is a recognised institute / college. Status: Co-ed. Government College, Sundargarh Orissa is also known as Government Degree College.
Principal of Government College, Sundargarh Orissa is 9937888488.

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

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Government College, Sundargarh Orissa are Admission Incharge 9861407026, DEO 9777608028, 9437178162.

Contact Details of Government College, Sundargarh Orissa are : Phone:6622-272240


Government College, Sundargarh Orissa runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).

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

Media coverage of Government College, Sundargarh Orissa, Orissa

NAAC report of Government College

Government College, Sundargarh, Orissa State, is a co-educational, urban-based institution affiliated to Sambalpur University and is recognized u/s- 2f and 12B of the UGC Act. It was established in the year 1958 as a private institution but later in the year 1962, the Government of Orissa took it over and ever since it is being funded by the Government

The college is located in the Head-quarters of Sundargarh district, which is adjacent to the borders of Jharkhand and Chattisgarh States. The campus is away from the din and noise of the town, on the western bank of river Ib, a tributary of river Mahanadi. Unusually, the college has a spacious campus of 200 acres on rich besides the main college building, hostels for boys and girls and quarters for college staff are built. These facilities are also being utilized for running plus two course of the state government by staggering the working hours.

The college is presently offering three UG Degree programmes (Honours & Pass), B.A ; B.Com ; B.Sc ; and P.G.Degree programmes in seven subjects, namely, History, Economics, Pol.Sc., Oriya, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany. The present total strength of students at U.G.Level (in all the three years) is : B.A. 557(Boys-341, Girls-216) , B.Com-83 (Boys-73, Girls-10) and B.Sc-348 (Boys-159 and Girls-189). At P.G. level the total enrolment in various subject is :- Histrory P.G.I - 28(boys-13, girls-15), PG-II - 22 (Boys -7, girls-15) ; Economics PG I-19 (Boys-7 , girls-12) and PG-II - 19 (boys-9, girls-10) ; Pol. Sc. PG I -31 (boys-7, girls-24) and PG II- 28 (boys -10, girls-28) ; Chemistry PG I- 14 (boys-10, girls-4) PG II-15 (boys-4, girls-11) ; Zoology -PG I -15 (boys-5 girls-10) and PG II -16 (boys-8, girls-8) and Botany PG I- 16 (boys -6, girls-10) and PG-II -16(boys-12, girls-4). Thus the total students' strength of this college in the current academic year is 1227. It is interesting to know that the enrolment of boys and girls in the college is more or less equal and that 28% of the students belong to ST category.

The teaching faculty consists of 41 permanent teachers (male-29, female-12) selected by the Orissa Public Service Commission and drawing UGC pay scale. Fifteen of them hold doctorate degrees, seven have qualified for M.Phil. degree and the remaining are post graduates. Some of the post graduate degree teachers are pursuing research for higher degrees. Out of 64 sanctioned teaching posts 23 are vacant. According to the principal and the teachers, the existing faculty is somehow managing the entire workload. The college does not have a Physical Education Teacher and a full fledged librarian. The non-teaching staff consists of 17 administrative personnel, 40 technical assistants. They are all permanent employees.

The college volunteered to be accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, by submitting its Self Study Report (SSR) in December 2004. Accordingly a Peer Team was constituted, consisting of Prof. V.Ramakistayya, former Vice-Chancellor, Osmania University, Hyderabad, as Chairman, Prof. V.P.Kachole, Prof. and HOD of Botany Govt. Girls PG College, Ujjain, Madya Pradesh, as member, and Prof. U.Subbarao, former director students services, Dr. B.R.Ambedkar open university, Hydrabad as member co-ordinator. The team visited the college on 21st and 22nd Feb-2005.

The peer team persued and analysed the SSR of the college carefully and visited the various departments, verified the academic, co-curricular, extracurricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution. The Peer Team interacted with the Principal, the members of the teaching staff, the Non-teaching staff, the students, the parents, the Alumni and other components of the College on the days of visit. During the institutional visit the team went through all the relevant documents made available. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the members of the Peer Team have taken the following value judgements. The assessment under various criteria and the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are given in the following pages.

The college publishes the prospectus in the begining of the academic year giving all the detailed information about rules of admission, fee structure, duration of the courses offered, examinations, the scholarships available to SC/ST, OBC and other students, academic calendar etc.

The college is pursuing the mission of providing quality education to the socially and educationally backward sections of the society in particular and to all other sections of the society in general. Mere curriculum will not help the younger generation to achieve fitness do for life. Therefore the college is trying to imbibe in the students the important values like cultural, secular and national integration.

The Government College of Sundargarh is affiliated to Sambalpur University offers courses under faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce. There are 13 subject departments, 6 under each science and art faculties and one under Commerce faculty . College follows the syllabus designed by the University, which has annual system of academic schedule.

Besides U.G.Courses there are 07 P.G. Programmes running in History, Political Science, Economics and Oriya under arts faculty and Botany, Zoology and Chemistry under Science stream. The college may consider introducing vocational courses and courses under self financing scheme., Team feels that looking to the tribal population of the area sociology may be a very useful subject, which can be started.

The syllbi are unitized. A time framed calendar is prepared in the beginning of the academic section. The University and the State Government provide the calendar of extra curricular activities too. The Head of the departments and the Principal monitor the academic, extra curricular and co-curricular activities.

The faculties helps the students in their subject to prepare them for the annual examinations. The faculty also prepares their teaching plan and keeps the teaching dairy of their teaching programmes.

Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and evaluation
Admission to various courses are made in accordance with the policies of Orissa Government and Sambalpur University .

The teaching days are in conformity with the U.G.C. requirement of 180 days. All the teachers are permanent and selected by Orissa Public Service Commission. One third of sanctioned posts are lying vacant in different departments, which should be filled at the earlist.

The remedial coaching classes of SC/ST students are conducted at UG levels. The peer team is pleased to note that the college encourages teachers to participate in seminars and conferences. There are 19 teachers who attended national seminars while 3 attended international seminars.

Some special efforts may be made for using computers and I.T. Though there is limited computer facility available., Teachers submit their self-appraisal report at the end of the session and their confidential report is written and submitted to the state government by the Principal of the college.

The faculty use maps, OHP and other teaching aids to make the teaching interesting so that the students can understand the subject easily. The students are also provided an opportunity to listen and converse with the subject experts and other scholars invited by the college. The college library magazines and cultural association provide learning experience to the students. The college conducts study tours and innovative methods like play enacting in language classes.

The college conducts class tests, terminal examination, preparatory examination which helps the students to prepare themselves for the university examinations.

The appointment of faculty is done as per the university and state government norms. There are forty one teacher in the college , out of which fifteen have Ph.D. degree, Seven have M.Phill Degrees and the rest have P.G. qualification. Some of the teachers have published the books and research paper.

Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
Successful teaching of any academic programme requires a sound research footing in various departments. It is also necessary for a teacher to be involved in meaningful research activity on the whole. It helps teachers to keep abreast with latest knowledge in his subject.

In Chemistry department one major research project is on going funded by CSIR, New Delhi of the value of Rs.6.5 Lakhs for three years duration. One minor research project has under taken in economics department funded by U.G.C. of the value of Rs.40,000/- for two years duration.

It is very much appreciable that the teachers in the departments of Botany, Physics, Chemistry, Education, History, Oriya, Zoology, Pol. Science and English have considerable research work/publications to their credit. Dr.D.P.Acharya besides publications and research work has also visited Thailand, Sweeden and Canada in connection with his professional and research work.

About 38 percent of teachers are Ph.D holders. The college attempts to promote research activities of teachers providing them with study leave. Two teachers have been granted study leave.

As the research activity is focused more to academic research degrees, the college has not been able to generate the potential for taking up consultancy research projects. The college may explore the possibilities of consultancy services for industries and in corporate sector. The college should motivate teachers to take up such projects. The college may also plan to provide social consultancy in its milieu through various cells and students clubs, like women's cell and Human Rights Awareness Club.

The college has a designated person for extension activities. The college is involved in various extension activities through NSS, NCC and Red Cross Society. The students participate in community development, health & hygiene awareness, adult education, medical camp, blood donation camps, AIDS and environment awareness etc. There is still ample scope for utilizing students potential in the field of gender sensitization, activities for empowering women and tribal development etc.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources.
The college campus has 200 acres of land with a built up area of 7490m. The college building is maintained by public works department of state government.

The college has sufficient classrooms, lecture theaters, laboratories and examination halls.

The central library is well equipped with nearly 50,000 books and subscribes for 28 Journal and Periodicals. There are departmental libraries too for individual departments. There is library advisory committee. There is book bank facility also available for students. There is no interconnection with other libraries for inter library borrowing. The library works only in working days from 10.30 to 4.30. The library has insufficient staff.

The central library has reprography and computer facility. The library is in the process of computerization. The Peer Team feels the need for installation of audio video cassettes and Internet facility.

There is a computer centre available to students from 10.30 to 4.30. Some departments as Botany, Zoology, History and Chemistry have their own computers.

There are 6 hostels, 4 boys and two for girls with optimum facilities . The college has staff room for teachers and common rooms for boys and girls separately.

It is noteworthy that the college has residential quarters for staff, canteen, vehicle parking, cycle stand and open-air theatre. The college has large playground and gymnasium. The sports facility is limited due to lack of staff specially sports officer. The gymnasium is also not equipped. There is consumer co-operative society also working in the college.

Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
The total sanctioned strength is 1696. However the total enrolment of the students for the current year is 1296. Out of this 46% are the girl students. The SC are 9% and ST are 28% It is and encouraging factor that there are equal number of girl students.

The college publishes the prospectus every year. It contains the vital information like profile of the college, guidelines to the students, admission procedures, courses offered, eligibility criteria, fee structure, facilities to the students, sports and cultural activities scholarships available, library rules etc.

There are several schemes for providing financial assistance and scholarships to students. The major numbers of scholarships are provided in the form of merit scholarship, National scholarship, Beedi labor scholarship, Sanskrit scholarship and SC/ST scholarship. Year before last 455 students got SC/ST scholarship.

There is no placement cell but teachers guide the students about various avenues of employment. The college may start Entrepreneurship Development programme and may also think of establishing a career cell.

The success rate is between 50% to 70% and about progression to higher education, the information is not available.

There is a Alumni association functioning in the college. It is pleasure to note that the college has produced many eminent personalities holding prominent positions at state and national level. The institution has produced IAS officers, Ministers, MLAs, MPs, technocrats, literary luminaries, Professors, Advocates and Businesspersons. The Alumni Association may help in raising funds, provide professional guidance and help in placement of students.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
As a government college of the state, the government of Orissa has a over all control. The management of the college is regulated by state rules and regulations. The primary administrative head of the institution is Principal. There is no post of vice Principal. The college has an efficient internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism. Various statutory and non statutory committees such as academic, cultural, literary, sports, library, hostel, financial, college magazine, scholarship etc have been constituted for curricular and extra curricular activities.

Principal and senior teachers coordinate the functioning of departments, office and library. The college calendar and timetable is prepared in the beginning of the session and their execution is ensured.

The college follows the principles of democracy and there is participatory management in its hierarchical structure of management. Meeting of HODs and different committees are held regularly for smooth administration and monitoring of various activities.

There is no tuition fee for girls and SC/ST students while for other student it is nominal. The fee collected is deposited in government treasury. The college is run primarily by government grant in aid. Budgeting and auditing is done annually. There is internal audit system and a senior teacher is appointed as Bursar.

There are welfare programmes for students such as students aid fund and group insurance scheme for all the students. For teaching and non-teaching staff there are various loan facilities available like house loan, vehicle loan, festival advance and GPF advance etc.

There is a grievance redressal cell operating in the college comprising of three senior teachers including one lady staff member. The employees can directly approach the principal for their problems. In case it is beyond the power of principal, the complaint is forwarded to higher authorities.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The college has developed many healthy practices in course of its history of more than 40 years.

- There is a proctorial system for students where continuous monitoring is done. This may be very helpful to students belonging to weaker sections.

- The college has a feed back mechanism for teachers by students.

- Self-appraisal is in vogue.

- Regular test and pretest examination for students.

- Lesson plan is prepared in advance by teacher.

- Regular seminars are organized.

- Teachers attend refresher and orientation courses.

- Throng NSS, NCC and Red Cross society various extension activities are performed.

- Welfare schemes for teachers, staff and students.

- College makes sincere efforts to impart value based education to students inculcating civil responsibilities in them.

- Teachers act as guardian for students through proctorial system.

- Alumini association is revitalized.

- Low cost of education.

Very soon Government College, Sundargarh will be completing 50 years service in the field of Higher Education. During the last 47years of its existence it played an important role in spreading higher education among the tribal and weaker sections of the society , and gained the goodwill of the society. It is commonly seen that as years pass by problems arise and the institutions have to face the challenges emerging out of the changing scenario. This applies to institutions of higher learning in greater measure as they are instrumental in shaping the future of the youth at a very critical stage of their life. The Peer Team while appreciating the good work the institution has been doing over the years, would like to make the following suggestions for consideration and necessary action at various level of administration, for further improvement.

The buildings on the campus architecturally are quite impressing but they need proper maintenance and renovation from time to time. Steps may therefore be initiated for giving a good face-lift to the entire infrastructure of the campus.

The spacious campus area can be utilized for providing proper facilities for sports and games and thereby promoting these activities among the students of the college. A good number of the college students are from tribal areas and it is seen that they have the potential for displaying their talents in the area of sports if proper encouragement is given to them.

At present plus-2 classes are also being run in the existing building. It is desirable that a separate building is constructed on the campus for running these classes and thereby enabling the degree college to expand its activities in emerging areas of learning.

The college, according to the SSR, is having 200 acres campus. This is a major resource of the institution and should not be allowed to diminish. The entire campus is not properly fenced providing opportunity for encroachment. The Peer Team suggests that funds may be mobilized for raising compound wall around the entire campus.

The intake of the college in various programmes is declining. This is more so in B.Com degree programme. The declining trend in admissions is a matter of serious concern. Efforts should be made to analyse the reasons for this situation and take remedial steps.

The college may initiate steps for starting new courses in emerging areas like Bio-technology, Micro-biology, Bio-Chemistry, Computer Science and Information Technology ; and some vocational and job-oriented courses for which funds are available with the UGC. The Peer Team is happy to note that the college is seized of this matter and it is hoped that very soon some concrete action is taken in this regard.

Majority students of this institution belong to Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections of the society. It is desirable that the college establishes a full -fledged career guidance cell providing information and guidance relating to employment opportunities in various sectors of economy, both public and private , competitive examination conducted by the State Public Service Commission and Union Public Service Commission. In course of time coaching facility may also be provided for the interested students. All these activities, in course of time, will pave the way for establishing a well organized Placement Cell.

Good communication skills in English Language are becoming important for students seeking job opportunities at regional and National level. Though the medium of instruction is English in this college the Peer Team is of the opinion that the students need a good exposure for improving their English Language Communication Skills. For this purpose the college may consider the establishment of an English Language Communication Lab on the campus, for which funds are available with the UGC.

Computer awareness and familiarity need to be promoted among the students of all disciplines. The present facility available on the campus on this regard may be strengthened and the students should be motivated to gain computer skills.

The college may explore the possibility of providing internet facility in the library for the benefit of the students.

The journal section of the library need allotment of more funds in view of the college running 7 PG degree programmes.

Out of 64 sanctioned posts only 41 are filled up. Considering the fact that this institution is spreading higher education among the tribal and other weaker sections, it is desirable that all the vacant posts are filled up on a priority basis.

Attendance of the students may be monitored on a continuous basis. Monthly display of the students' attendance on the notice board followed by proper counseling of students who are irregular will improve the present situation.

The Peer Team in course of its visit to the Hostels noted that in spite of the campus having accommodation for large number of boy students, only 39 are making use of the hostel facility. It is suggested that the reasons may be analysed for taking action in this regard and help the interested students.

Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities may be strengthened. This will help the students to better their personality development, communication skills and also will bring out into display their latent talents.

The Peer Team is happy to know that some teacher are working on minor and major research project funded by
different agencies. The college is running seven PG degree programmes and it is desirable that more teachers are motivated to apply for these projects for promoting their research activities.

Creativity, Innovation, Scientific temperament, Community-Orientation, Leadership and entrepreneurial qualities among the youth are the hall mark of a healthy, progressive and dynamic society. In the course of their studies in the college the students should be provided opportunities to acquire these qualities. This can be done by arranging guest and extension lectures by people who have made a mark in different fields of society. Interactive seasons between the students and eminent persons belonging to different fields will also be of grate help in this regard. The students of this college who mostly belong to the disadvantage section of the society will greatly benefit if this type of activity is regularly promoted in the institution.

The Peer Team feels that some more dynamism is needed at various levels to enable this institution, which played an important role in spreading higher education among people for whom it was a mere dream, to fulfill the aspirations of the present day students.

The Peer Team while interacting with some past students and enlightened citizens of the town felt that there was a possibility of mobilizing resources for developing this institution and taking it to greater heights. The team is happy to know that recently a Member of Parliament, belonging to this region gave Rs.50 lakhs out of MP funds for constructing a hostel for girl students of this institution. The Peer Team is of the view that it should be considered only as a beginning and in the days to come more and more resources will be mobilized for developing this institution which has made a name for itself and gained the good-will among the enlightened sections of the region.

The Peer Team places on record its appreciation of the institution's co-operation and hospitality extended to them during the visit.

Prof. V. Ramakistayya, Chairman

Prof. U. Subbarao, Member Coordinator

Prof. V.P.Kachole, Member

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