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Government Post Graduate College, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal)


Government Post Graduate College, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal)
Pithoragarh (District Pithoragarh)
Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal), India
Pin Code : 262502

Government Post Graduate College, Pithoragarh Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) is a recognised institute / college. Government Post Graduate College, Pithoragarh Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) is also known as LSM Government Post Graduate College.

Government Post Graduate College, Pithoragarh Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) was established on / in 1963.

Government Post Graduate College, Pithoragarh Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) is situated in Pithoragarh of Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Pithoragarh comes under Pithoragarh Tehsil, Pithoragarh District.

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Contact Details of Government Post Graduate College, Pithoragarh Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) are : Telephone: +91-5964-225277, 225897, 264027



Government Post Graduate College, Pithoragarh Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) runs course(s) in Education stream(s).

Government Post Graduate College is affiliated with Kumaun University, Nainital (Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal))

Profile of Government Post Graduate College

Date of Submission : 26/07/2010, Monday 9:35 PM
Teacher Education Institution Registration Details
Reference ID : NUAPRGIN-3452
TAN. No : MRTGO1324B

NACC Accredited : Yes
--NCTE NACC Grade : B++
--Year of NACC Accredation : 2005
Minority : No
--Minorty Type : NA
--Religion : NA
--Language : NA
Location college/institution : Hilly Area
Located in : market
Building Type : Its own campus
Total Area(Sq.Mts.) : 10736
Total Built up Area(Sq.Mts.) : 1500
Nature of land holding : Ownership
Type of Land(Lease) :
Construction completed Date : 30/09/2001
Shared Campus Area : 1500
Campus shared by : By Registration
Khasra No./Plot No./Survey No. : 222
Revenue Village of the land : Bajethi, Pithoragarh
Land is free from all encumbrances ? : Yes
Type of college/institution : Co-education college
Management of the college/institution : Government institution
Management of college/Institute :
Self Financed Course in University
Department/Contitutent Collage
Institution or its Managing society/body registered ? : No
Registration Act : NA
No. of Non Teaching Staff(Male) : 06
No. of Non Teaching Staff(Female) : 01
No. of Non Teaching Staff(Total) : 7
Area of Reading Room(Sq.Mts.) : 50
Seating Capacity : 100
Titles of Teacher Education(Library) : 600
Books of Teacher Education : 3000
No.of Journals : 10
No of Encyclopedias(Library) : 05
Area of Lab : 40
No of Computers : 15
Internet Access ? : Yes
LAN : Yes
Availability of LCD Projector : Yes
Availability of OHP : Yes
Availability of TV : Yes
Availability of VCR : Yes
Name of Experiment(Psycho Lab) :
Bhatia battery intelligency Test, TAT
Personality Test, Long term memory
test, General classroom achievement
test, Recall of completed and
incompleted task, handbook of
psychology experiments and testing,
Name of Appratus(Psycho Lab) :
Maze learning with apparatus, Mirror
drawing,Memory Drum, Fingure depth
decterity board, Card shorting tray,
Sodhis attitude scale with manuals,
Stop watch, Tachistoscope cards, 17
dotted cards
Area of science Lab : 40
Physical Science Name Experiment :
Spring Balance, Physical balance and
weight, Thermometer, Ammeter and
Galvenometer, Voltmeter, Resisters,
Rheostal, Plug key, Lenses-
Concave,Convex, Mirror, Prism, Cells
-Dry, Lecklanche, Daniell, Magnets,
Compass, Meter Rods, Callipers,
screwgaze, Barometer, Pendulam,
Test Tube, Beakers, measuring
cylinder, Pipette, Water glass, Copper
wires, Acids, Bases, Salts, PH
Papers, PH Solution, Letmus Paper,
Chemistry Kit 01
Name of Charts(Physical Science) :
Lenses, Refraction and Reflection,
Dissecting Microscope, Compound
Name Experiment(Biological Science) :
Microscope, Needles, Brush, Glass
slides, Cover Slips, Hand Lense,
Forceps, Scissors, Bell Jar,
Specimens- Viper,Life cycle frog,
Earth warm, Tape Worm, Star fish,
Name Charts(Biological Science) :
Plant Cell, Animal Cell, Cell Division,
Parts of Plant, Structure of Leaf, Parts
of Flower
Name Model(Biological Science) :
Psychological system of human being,
Digestive system, Respiratory system,
Circulatory system, Excretory system,
Skelton, Model of Brain, Heart, Eye,
Area of Lab(Language Lab) : 45
Name of Equipments(Language Lab) :
Audio cassette recorder
Over head projector
Name of Charts(Language Lab) : NIL
Indoor Game Area : 40
Indoor Game(D.Ed/B.Ed./M.Ed.courses) : Table Tennis, Badminton
Outdoor Games(D.Ed/B.Ed./M.Ed.courses) :
Cricket, Football, Basketball,
Atheletics, Hockey, Volleyball, Boxing
Area of Outdoor Games : 9600
Name & No. of Instruments(arts & carfts) :
Tabla - 01
Dholak - 01
Manjeera - 01
Harmonium - -01
Name Charts(arts & carfts) : CCRT Kit 01
Name of Models(arts & carfts) : CCRT Kit 01
Name of Instruments(Health and Physical...) :
Laptop, First aid Kit, TT table, Chess
board, Volley Ball, Basket ball, Hand
Ball, Batting Gloves, Stumps, Tennis
Racket, Tennis Net, Table tennis Net,
Shot Put, Medicine Ball, High Jump
stand, Class Room Board, Whistles
No of Instruments(Health and Physical... ) : 17
Name Charts(Mathematics Resource Center) :
Loss and Profit Chart.
Mesurement Chart I
Mesurement Chart II
Geometrical shapes
Name Model(Mathematics Resource Center) :
Geometrical Instrument Plastic set 01,
Geometrical Instrument wooden set
Mathematics kit junior 1,
Mathematics kit senior 1,
Model of Square,
Model of Rectangle,
Model of Prism,
Model of Cone,
Model of Sphere,
Model of Cuboid,
Model of Cylinder,
Model of Pyramid,
Model of Spike Abacus,
Geometrical tool kit 01, Graph sheet.
Name of Instruments (Anatomy,Physiology... ) : NIL
Name of Charts (Anatomy,Physiology ...) : NIL
Name of Equipments(Atheletic Care) : NIL
Name of Charts(Atheletic Care) : NIL
Name and No. of Instrumernts(Cultural Facility) : NIL
Name & No. of Instruments(Athletics) : NIL
Size of Track(Athletics) : 0
Indoor Games(C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.courses) : NIL
Indoor Game[Area](C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.courses) : 0
Outdoor Games(C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.courses) : NIL
Area of Alloted Outdoor Games : 0
Gym Facility for Women : No
Area of Men Gym(sq.Mts.) : 0
No of Stnations(men) : 0
Area of Women Gym :
No of Stnations(women) :
Mode of Salary : Through Treasury
Salary Transfer(Faculty) : separately
Account Details of Bank (Salary) : 0
Date of Opening of Bank A/c : 14/10/1997
Opening Balance : 0
Fees : 0
Donation : 0
MISC : 0
Total Amount Receipts : 0
Expenditure Teacher Salary : 1368000
Expenditure Non Teacher Salary : 146160
Expenditure Library : 9896
Expenditure Laboratory : 42000
Expenditure Furniture : 0
Expenditure Misc : 0
Total Expenditure : 1566056
Balance of Funds Available During Year : 0
Name of Auditor/CA : Sri.M.C.Pandey
Address of Auditor/CA :
Naryan Niwas,Cinema Line
Phone NO. : 05964225046

Teaching Faculty Details
Teacher id Designation
NUAPRGTE-25913 HOD, Associate Professor
NUAPRGTE-25912 Astt.Professor


Media coverage of Government Post Graduate College, Pithoragarh Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal), Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal)

NAAC report of Government Post Graduate College

Section I: Introduction
Department of Education, Government Postgraduate College, Pithoragarh (DOE-GPCP hereafter) was established by the Uttar Pradesh Government, as a fully funded institution in 1973 and permission to start the one year face-to-face mode B. Ed programme was granted vide Uttar Pradesh GO dated 28th Feb. 1973 and permission order dated 3rd Oct. 1973 with an intake of 102 students. After the establishment of NCTE in August 1995, DOE-GPCP applied for recognition of its B.Ed programme to NCTE, which was granted vide NCTE letter No. F-3/13/97/5525 dated 14th Oct. 19997, with an intake of 70 students. Later on due to reduction in the faculty, NCTE reduced its intake to 60 vide its order number F.3/UP-223/99/6537 dated 23 Feb. 1999 under section 14(3) of the NCTE Act 1993.

Thereafter DOE-GPCP has been admitting only 60 candidates. DOE-GPCP received two letters from NCTE during 1998 pointing out some deficiencies; the major ones concerned faculty strength below prescribed NCTE norms and less than 180 days during the session. These deficiencies exist even today.

DOE-GPCP submitted its Self Appraisal Report along with that of the parent institution, which was sent to National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore. NAAC constituted a two member peer team consisting of Prof. K.L. Kamal, former Vice Chancellor, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur and Prof. V.K. Sabharwal, former Head and Dean, Education, Delhi University for on-site validation of DOE-GPCP SAR. The peer team visited DOE-GPCP on 25th and 26th August 2004. It took stock of the resources and support services available at DOE-GPCP. The peer team interacted with the faculty, non-teaching staff and scrutinized the necessary documentary evidence. It could not interact with the students, their parents and the alumni because they were not available for interaction.

The draft peer team report is in three sections. Section I provides introduction to DOE-GPCP and section II deals with criterion based analysis. Section III analyses overall strength and limitations of DOE-GPCP and provides suggestions for its future development leading to quality improvement of its B.Ed programme.

Section II: Criterion -wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Design and Planning
DOE-GPCP admits its students on the basis of their performance at entrance test conducted by Kumaun University, Nainital; the list of the candidates to be admitted by DOE-GPCP is sent to the college by the University. The eligibility criteria for admission the B.Ed. programme are according to the prescribed NCTE norms. Relaxations in these norms wherever made are as sanctioned by NCTE as well as the State Government. During session 2003 - 2004, the admissions started on Sept 1 and closed on Oct 15; classroom teaching started on 15th Sept. 2003 and ended on 16th March 2004. This period comprised 179 days including Sundays, autumn break, winter break and other holidays. Thus total working as well as teaching days fell considerably short of the prescribed NCTE norms. The working day of DOE-GPCP starts at 10.00 AM and ends at 3.00 PM; it is much below NCTE norms. The teaching day comprises 7 periods of 40 minute duration each with a 20 minute interval. The teaching days for the B.Ed. programme include 30 days for practice-teaching and these are as per the NCTE norms. University annual exams commenced on June 25, 2004. Evaluation scheme has internal as well as external components. The evaluation in respect of theory papers is entirely external (600 marks) while the practical has internal assessment of 50 marks out of 200 marks. The ratio between internal evaluation and external evaluation is 1:15. Evaluation of practice teaching is done by two external examiners and an internal examiner: each of the three evaluates out of 50 marks, usually through consensus. Break up of 50 marks allotted for internal assessment is as follows: (a) 20 marks for 20 lesson plans, 10 in each teaching subject; (b) 20 marks for two criticism lessons; (c) 10 marks for community service/case study of child/an essay on any dimension of education/framing 30 objective items in each teaching subject offered.

Kumaun University B.Ed syllabus is said to have been revised in 2002-03 and was prescribed w.e.f. 2003-04 session. However, it does not address recent issues and concerns in teacher education (e.g. Inclusive education, self directed learning, value education etc.). The B.Ed syllabus does not provide programme objectives though it does provide course objectives for papers I-IV but not for papers V and VI. DOE-GPCP has no formal mechanism for assessing the ability level of its students after admissions. DOE GPCP is yet to develop suitable mechanisms for mid - course reviews and corrections and session - end review. DOE-GPCP needs to formulate its distinct vision and goals that it would like to pursue and attain. It needs to develop well - knit institution - school - community networking. The curriculum has adequate inter / multidisciplinary components.

Criterion II: Curriculum Transaction and Evaluation
Curriculum transaction is mainly through lecture and assignment. Co-curricular activities are quite few and these are used by DOE-GPCP faculty to develop affective and psychomotor aspects of students' personality. While NCTE norms stipulate permanent faculty of at least 8 (one head + 7 lectures) for the basic intake of 100 and 1+6 for an intake of 60, DOE-GPCP has a faculty of 1+3 only; the teacher - pupil ratio is 1:15 instead of the prescribed 1:10. DOE-GPCP however engages two visiting lecturers as per the state government policy for proper curriculum transaction. All permanent faculty members, except one are exempted from UGC-NET or SLET; one has cleared UGC-NET. Only two faculty members have Ph.D. in Education. Teaching experience of the faculty ranges between 31 and 3 years. Faculty performance appraisal is according to the procedure prescribed by the State Government for its employees viz. through Annual Confidential Reports. Participation in co-curricular activities is not assessed because the scheme of evaluation does not provide for it. Curriculum transaction at DOE-GPCP does not have any innovative practices. DOE-GPCP has facilities for teaching of seven school teaching subjects only viz.; English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Math, History, Geography and Civics. Even though DOE GPCP has been running its B.Ed. programme for 31 years, it has not been offering courses in teaching of physical and life sciences since 2000-01 because of non-availability of qualified faculty. Practice of teaching is conducted in two institutions with the average number of students per institution at 30! The timetable provides for psychology practicals twice a week, viz. on Mondays and Tuesdays. Lesson plan format needs to provide space for self-reflection for trainees as well as references for content and pedagogy source books used by students. Focus on specific aspects e.g. school experiences, learner-centered pedagogy, inclusive education, learning to learn and information communication technology needs to be built up in curriculum transaction. DOE-GPCP timetable does not provide for tutorials as a means of curriculum transaction.

Criterion III: Research, Development and Extension
During the session 2003 - 2004, three faculty members attended in - service courses (one each) and two participated in other professional development activities. During these two years none of the faculty members have published any articles/papers. None have received any professional recognition. Extension services activities at DOE-GPCP are yet to be taken up. None of the faculty who don't possess the Ph. D. degree in Education are working on their doctoral research. DOE-GPCP does not have any collaboration with government or non-government agencies. Activities elated to material development are yet to be taken up. Formulation of objective questions (30 in each teaching subject), which is a part of prescribed practical teaching work needs to be strengthen by basing it on various educational objectives, 'knowledge' through 'evaluation'. Non- availability of ET lab has prevented students as well as faculty from using ICT resources to support and strengthen their teaching and learning.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The Department of Education is located on the main campus of GPCP but in a separate building. The Department functions from a room under a tin shed; this room is used as the office as well as the staff room. The Department does not have any office staff; however it has a peon. The state government has sanctioned all necessary posts but has not filled these up. The Department makes use of a lecture hall on sharing basis in another building and a multi-purpose hall, also on sharing basis, in yet another block. The Department does not have any methods lab, ET lab, audio-visual room or work experience/SUPW workshop. Surprisingly the current Kumaun University B. Ed. syllabus does not provide for teaching of physical and life sciences as school teaching subjects.

As already mentioned, it offers instruction in pedagogic techniques of seven school teaching subjects. It hardly has any information technology resources; not even a television or a public address system. So far as library resources are concerned, no separate stock / accession register is maintained in respect of books on teacher education in GPCP library. Last year 137 new books were purchased for the library. The GPCP library has a stock of about 90,000 but the stock on teacher education is quite small, a little above 2000, and mostly textbooks. Reference section in the library is yet to be properly organized and made functional. The library stock has not been classified, and therefore author catalogue, title catalogue or subject catalogue have not been prepared. The library does not have an encyclopedia on teacher education, or a dictionary of education. The funds available for purchase of new stock are woefully inadequate; the Department received Rs. 500 for session 2002-03 and Rs. 2000 for session 2003-04 for purchase of books. Use of library resources is quite low, both by students as well as the faculty. DOE-GPCP does not have any laboratories prescribed as mandatory by the NCTE, except the psychology lab. DOE students can however make use of various resources related to sports and physical education that are available in the parent institution. The facilities for indoor games are located nearby under the same tin shed and these are frequently used by the B.Ed students.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The annual result of DOE students for the past four years has been between 95% and 100%. The dropout rate is just 1 or 2 because on the average 58-59 students out of 60 admitted appear in the annual examination. The University results indicate the division separately for theory papers and practical work. The data in respect of first divisions in theory and practicals for 2000-01, 2001-02 and 2002-03 are 07/53, 05/58 and 06/52 respectively. Thus evaluation in practicals inflates the annual results quite disproportionately. This however is true not only of DOE-GPCP but other teacher education institutions under the university as well. DOE-GPCP does not have an alumni association or a placement cell. It is yet to take initiative for eliciting feedback on its working and teaching including resources from its students. Nominal financial help is provided to reserve category students according to the policies of the State Govt. DOE does not maintain any record in respect of its students who after completing their B.Ed. take up a job or join higher studies. DOE-GPCP informs its prospective students through a common notice / advertisement issued by the State Government in newspapers every year. The DOE timetable provides for a 40 - minute slot each for games & PT, cultural activities, 'debate and discussion' and 'seminar and quiz' during the last period throughout the week.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
DOE-GPCP is fully maintained by the State Govt.; thus it has its usual checks and controls in respect of faculty recruitment, fee structure, internal audit etc; It does not have to maintain any endowment and reserve funds. DOE doesn't use TQM and any internal quality check to improve its functioning from one session to the other. Welfare programmes for staff and procedure for grievance redressal are according to the provisions made by the State Government. The fees w.e.f session 2002-03 have been fixed at Rs. 1462 including tuition fee of Rs. 216 for general category students and Rs. 1246 for reserve category students. The DOE does not prepare its academic calendar or its prospectus. Because it does not have any office staff, it does not have any programme for their professional development. Faculty recruitment for teacher education is done by the State Public Service Commission and it has been held up for various reasons leading to severe shortage of faculty in all teacher education institutions in the state. These institutions have suffered considerably as a result of shortage of faculty.

Section III: Overall Analysis and Suggestions for Future Developments:
DOE-GPCP faces serious limitations in its functioning because of inadequate faculty and support services staff, low financial inputs, limited library resources and non-availability of educational journals. Yet the faculty have succeeded in their performance. On the average, about 10% students secure Ist division in theory, the majority secure IInd division and no one has failed during the last three years. The faculty though inadequate show high cooperation and a strong collective will to perform. Recently there have been encouraging developments. GPCP has been identified by the state government as a potential Centre of Excellence and a grant of Rs. 2 crores has been made available to it. This should help DOE-GPCP equip itself well to meet the challenges it faces. The following suggestions provide a road map for qualitative development of DOE-GPCP for the next five years:

Inadequate faculty can severely impair an academic institution and the quality of its academic programmes. Uttaranchal State Government would do well to fill up faculty positions in DOE-GPCP at the earliest according to NCTE norms. Besides the state government needs to provide necessary financial inputs to set up various laboratories to enable DOE-GPCP to become fully functional, pursue quality and attain excellence and thereby serve the community and the state optimally;

Rich library resources and their frequent use by faculty and students can significantly improve the health and rigour of academic programmes. This is true of teacher education too. The librarian at GPCP was posted out almost four years ago and a clerk has been the running the show all along without any incentive. Funds are just not available to subscribe for teacher education journals or to buy latest publications on teacher education. Since DOE-GPCP is fully funded by the state, it is duty bound to provide necessary funds. These inputs can help the library update its stock and get journals and thereby make the library a lot more functional. Besides developing various catalogue indices can make the library reader-friendly and develop their reading interests. This can motivate the DOE faculty to conduct and publish research;

The DOE faculty will do well to use tutorials for groups of 7-8 students at the most for curriculum transaction and also for providing academic as well as personal counselling to their students. Besides the faculty may deliberate on how specific aspects of teacher education recommended by the NCTE can be highlighted through curriculum transaction and learner-centered pedagogy promoted;

Information technology resources are now being used by progressive teacher education institutions as a powerful support system for enriching learning, strengthening teaching and promoting professional development. These resources need to be provided to DOE-GPCP. Besides, the faculty and the students should be trained to use these resources including on-line as well as off-line resources as part of their daily routine. If IT resources are a feature of progressive schools in India today, then they surely should be used in pre-service teacher education programmes as well;

DOE-GPCP would do well to increase the duration of its working-cum-teaching day. A five hour working day is surely inadequate for professional programmes like B.Ed that are of one-year duration. Knowledge is no doubt important but far more important is the development of professional competencies that can enable teachers to perform effectively in classroom using a variety of pedagogic techniques. The faculty may discuss and plan how these competencies can be developed among the students;

Practice teaching is at present organized in just two schools. It should be organized in as many schools as the number of teacher educators in the Department. Besides the focus of practice teaching should be on providing first hand classroom and school experiences to students and improvement of their performance through self-reflection. Internship of about two weeks should form the concluding phase of practice teaching. Achievement testing, analysis of learner performance, diagnosis of learners' weaknesses and their remediation should also be emphasized during practice teaching. The pre-practice teaching phase should be properly planned in terms of activities, their sequence and conduct and monitoring of these activities in terms of their expected impact on students; and DOE-GPCP should strive for adhering to all NCTE norms at the earliest if it wants to save its B.Ed programme. NRC-NCTE highlighted the deficiencies in the Department way back in 1998 and these have not been made good so far; on the contrary there has been further deterioration.

To conclude, DOE-GPCP can realize its potential only if it is helped by the state government in terms of necessary inputs including faculty, funds and equipment. The present scattered set-up of the Department needs to be replaced with a compact nucleus set-up wherein the DOE can function a lot more efficiently and achieve its deserved identity. The next five years, especially the coming two sessions, would largely determine whether DOE-GPCP can regain its health and become a professionally significant part of the proposed Centre of Excellence or lapse into a sick or even a defunct Department.

In the end, the Peer Team would like to place on record its gratitude and appreciation for ready cooperation from all quarters. But for this cooperation and support, the Peer Team would not have been able to complete its task on time. The Peer Team wishes DOE-GPCP all luck in its endeavours to strengthen itself, pursue quality and excellence and achieve greater professionalism in its functioning.

Prof. K.L. Kamal

Prof. V.K. Sabharwal

Prof S.C. Pant
Principal, Government Postgraduate College,

Date: 26th August 2004

Place: Pithoragarh.

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