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Lajpat Rai Post Graduate College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
Lajpat Rai Post Graduate College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
Address:Main Shyam Park, Sahibabad
Uttar Pradesh, India
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NAAC report of Lajpat Rai Post Graduate CollegeSection -I Preface
Sahibabad, Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) is famous industrial hub. It is quite near Delhi put as back as 1967 this town had no facility for higher education. The lack of such facility inspired great educationist Prof. Ved Vyas and Late Prof. Dhamendra Nath Shastri (a known Sanskrit scholar of India) to establish a College in Sahibabad. It was decided that the College be named after a great freedom fighter of India - Lala Lajpat Rai. It is a fact known to only a few in India that late Lala Lajpat Rai besides being freedom fighter was an educationist as well. He had rightly visualised that Independence and then the transformation of Indian society was possible only through education. The learned scholars rightly chose to name the College after Lala Lajpat Rai because it would not only provide the education facility to the semi-urban population of this area but would also acquaint the future generation of the country with her great benefactors. The dream of establishing the College got financial support of Late Shri Mahendra Nath and Late Shri Narendra Mohan, the leading industrialists. The able son of Late Shri Mahendra Nath Ji namely honourable Shri Kamal Nath, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry is presently the Chairman of Lajpat Rai Educational Society which was formed in 1920.
The College is situated near Delhi U.P. Border and students from Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida, Shahadara, Bagpat and Sahibabad seek admission here. When started in 1967 it was a traditional Art College. Over the years Science stream at the under-graduate level and post-graduate in Sanskrit and Chemistry and also B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry and P.G.D.C.A. (Computer) have come up. The College has been now a guiding centre for Ph.D. research facility.
This College is affiliated to Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut with a faculty of 2 D.Sc. and 29 Ph.D degree holders. It has an IGNOU Study Centre and also DLP Programme facility of IMT, Ghaziabad. It has support services like Dispensary, Indoor-games, Library, Reading Room for both boys and girls with inter-com facility. It has one N.C.C. contingent and three N.S.S. Units. It is presently a noddle centre for B.Ed. and also noddle evaluation centre. The College possesses well equipped Physics, Chemistry Laboratories with L.P.G. connection and 24 hour power-back up.
Introduction of job oriented courses like B.Ed. and B.A. Commerce are likely to came up in near future. From the development of the College it can be infered that the objectives and goals of the founders are materialising. The results of various faculties are encouraging and students participation in games and sports is up to the mark. There are about 1550 students (male & female) on its rolls and the unit cost of education per student is Rs. 4553419/- including salary component and Rs. 2596.02 excluding salary component. The drop out rate is 1% for U.G. and 25% for post graduation courses and passout percentage for last two years is 83.50 % for U.G. and 87.50% for P.G. courses. Lala Lajpat Rai Post-Graduate College, Sahibabad approached NAAC Bangalore for accreditation and submitted the self study report in January 2007. The NAAC constituted a Peer Team to visit and assess the Institution by validating self study report. The team consists of the following :-
Prof. Z. H. Zaidi
Prof. R. K. Bajaj
Prof. Abdul Gani Mir
(Dr. S. D. Kaushik)
Lajpat Rai (P.G.) College
Sahibabad, Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh)
Before the validation visit the team members studied the report and visited the College from 16th March 2007 to 17th March 2007. The team had detailed discussion and inter-action with the Principal, Faculty members, students, administrative staff, old students ad the management. It visited various infra structure facility and verified the documents. Based on the above exercise the Peer-Team presents the Assessment Report to the NAAC Office. Dr. Madhusudan Pillai from NAAC Head Quarter Bangalore coordinated the visit. On the last day of the visit an exit meeting was held and a copy of the report was handed over to the Principal.
Section-II Criterion-wise Analysis
Analysis Criterion - I Curricular Aspects
Lajpat Rai College, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) has been established in July 1967. It is a grant-in-aid College affiliated to Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut (U.P.). The College is granted 2 (F) and 12 (b) status as per UGC Act from 1967 and thus is entitled to grants from the University Grants Commission. In conformity with its goals and objectives, within the frame work of the affiliating University's statutes and regulations. The College offers, at UG and PG level, subjects options like (1) B.A. (2) B.Sc. (3) B.Sc (Industrial Chemistry) (4) PGDCA (Computer) (5) M.A. (Sanskrit) (6) M.Sc. (Chemistry) (7) Ph.D (Economics, English, Hindi, History, Political Science, Sanskrit, Chemistry, Physics, Math.). B.Sc (Industrial Chemistry) and PGDCA are self financing courses and the others are aided courses. The course content and syllabi of all the offered courses are framed by the affiliating University However, the faculty members of the College are represented in the Boards of Study of the University. It is noted that preparations to introduce B.Ed. and B.Com courses are going on in the College.
The College has a choice to select subject options of its own from those offered by the University. The regional, social and cultural needs for this selection are considered. Two favourite subjects chosen are : (1) B.Sc. (Industrial Chemistry) (2) DCA & PGDCA (Computer). Such courses help the passouts in getting jobs in the nearby Banks and Industries. In tro duc tion of Commerce stream and teacher training course like B.Ed. has a chance to enhance job market for the students.
In addition to the courses approved by the University, the College runs co-curricular programmes like : health and hygiene awareness, aids awareness, blood donation camps, environmental awareness and social service for community and student development. Moreover, an IGNOU Study Centre also exists A Distance Learning Programme of Institute of Management Technology (IMT) and NTT programme by All India Teachers Vocational Training, Lucknow are also available in the College.
A comprehence feedback mechanism from the stakeholders on its teaching programme has not been reflected by the College SSR, but academic audit of the College is done by the University every year. The management takes stock of the achievements and weaknesses that emanate from University results, community opinions and the Principal's report in the periodical meetings. The Principal, together with the staff, holds meetings for introspection and strengths and weakness are discussed and remedial measures put forth from time to time. The work efficiency of the teaching and non-teaching staff is evaluated by the Principal.
Criterion-II : Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
Lajpat Rai College, Sahibabad (Uttar Pradesh) is having a teaching faculty of 49 members consisting of categories Permanent (39), Temporary (4) and Part-Time (06). Out of the total of 49, 02 teachers have D.Sc. as their highest qualification, 29 have Ph.D as their highest degree, 01 M.Phil as his highest qualification. The faculty has also 26 members on administrative staff and 07 on technical staff. Two teachers have attended a national seminar and one faculty member has been a resource person. Seven teachers have attended orientation and refresher courses. 15 of them have presented research papers in conferences and seminars of National and International levels. All teachers put in 18 curricular and academic work hours and 3-4 committee work hours per week.
In this College the teaching methodology used is predominately the lecture meth od. However, this method is supplemented by mid-course correction, overhead projectors, audio-visual methods, C.D. players, laboratory experiments, field visits, indoor games, contests, self-study facilities and tutorials. The total number of working days in the College during the current session has been 266 and out of which 180 are the teaching days. The annual teaching plans are drawn at one level by the affiliating University and at another level by the College itself. In the beginning of the session, the C.C.S. University draws teaching plan on uniform pattern for all its affiliated Colleges. In the College under report as well, annual teaching plan is prepared for implementation by the concerned teachers. Extra problems and tasks are given to the more intelligent and diligent students whileas extra classes are given to the slow learners to bring them to the desired level. Lectures by the resource persons and scholars are organised for those extra-zealous students who take part in debates, group discussion and so on.
Admission to the various subjects and disciplines offered by the College are given to the students through special entrance tests, interviews / viva-voce tests and academic records. For B.Sc. (Industrial Chemistry) cut off marks at entry (10+2) is 45% with intake capacity 100 students. Similarly for another self-financing programme PGDCA the entry level is graduation. All other courses fall within the range of 45%, 50% and 55% cut off marks admission. The U.P. State Govt. policy of reservation is followed by the College for purposes of admission.
The evaluation system followed by the College is the C.C.S.University Annual Examination pattern. The papers of the terminal examination of the students are evaluated and the result prepared. In case of subjects with laboratory work, examination in practicals forms a component of the terminal examination and the marks obtained are reflected in the marks sheets. There are some other methods of evaluating the general performance of the students but such methods carry no weightage. These are class-room tests, assignments and so on.
Student feedback in the College is received through annual examinations and pre-admission viva and entrance tests. Teacher assessment on the parts of the students and teaching quality feedback from other stakeholders like academic peers, parents, alumni etc. is yet to come up. However, academic audit by the affiliating university is done annually.
Lajpat Rai College, Sahibabad (Uttar Pradesh) through its N.C.C. and N.S.S. contingents goes out to the society for its extension activities of awareness programmes social service and community development progammes. This college fraternity, together with its management, perhaps by dint of a good quality of academic, ambience has earned a name around a vast area of Uttar Pradesh. As such, agencies like : Gaur and Sons Ltd conducted an interview on 24-10-2006 and on spot 24 selections were made and Bansi Lal and Sons has donated one time in the past paint material for facelifting of the College main building. This College is a centre for most of the competitive examinations held by various agencies of Uttar Pradesh. It is an evaluation centre of the affiliating University. It is a Centre for IGNOU, Combined Medical Entrance, L.L.B., M.Ed., B.Ed., IMT (DLP) examinations and tests. The result percentage and success rate in curricular as well as co-curricular and extra-curricular activities has been quite encouraging.
Criterion - III : Research Consultancy and Extension
As Lajpat Rai College, Sahibabad is a Post-Graduate College and Ph.D. guidance centre of C.C.S. University, Meerut, research has acquired significance. Among the total faculty of 49 members at present, 02 teachers are D.Sc. degree holders, 29 are Ph.D degree holders, 01 is M.Phil and 11 are PG degree holders. There are 1775 students (male & female) presently on rolls - 1388 from U.P. and 387 from other states. 25 research scholars are presently pursuing their Ph.D. and 109 have been awarded Ph.D since 1985. All the teachers have gone through the required orientation and refresher courses. 2 teachers are the recipients
Criterion VI : Organisation and Management
Being an affiliated and aided College, all functions and programmes are run in accordance with the Govt. and University guidelines. The Principal is the main functionary and for his administrative convenience and decentralisation he formulates committees for academic and non-academic activities. The overall control, within the U.P.Government and the affiliating University regulation and rules framework, is seen by an experienced management under the name Lajpat Rai Educational Society which runs 03 more institutions like : Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Institute of Indology and L.R. Vocational Centre. The Management is quite effective and seriously concerned to fulfil its goals and objectives. However, efforts to develop the building infrastructure and human resource material, commensurate with the subject option development and introduction of new course, need the enhanced.
The College receives salary grants from the Govt. and UGC. The UGC provides the development grants as the College is of 2(F) and 12 (B) status. For the academic year 2005-06 the Govt. has sanctioned an amount of Rs. 1,41,52,659/- for salary. The University Grants Commission has sanctioned, for the said session Rs. 5,65,978/- for heads like : books (UG and PG) and equipment (UG and PG). Moreover, The UGC has sanctioned Rs. 4,50,000/- for construction development. The unit cost of the College calculated without salary is Rs. 2596.02.
The academic calender of the affiliating University is followed and the College, as stated under another criterion, draws its own calender department-wise which is monitored and seen by the Principal with the assistance of Committees framed.
For internal and external audit Hr. Education Deptt. of U.P. and the Management - arranged charatered accountant are the two agencies. The expenses on account of salary are met from the Govt. funds. The purchasing committee is framed as per norms to make purchases. Stock registeres and account books are regularly and properly maintained. Stock taking is done annually. Redressal mechanism and student teacher welfare programmes need be taken care of in a more comprehensive manner than existing at present. However, it is noted that programmes to sensitize the administrative staff of the latest managerial concepts, strategie planning, team work, decision making and computerization have been organised.
Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
The Peer-Team noted the following healthy practices in the College in addition to what have been stated in the above given criteria : These practices are helping to enhance the academic ambience of the College :-
*There is a Placement Cell with one placement officer.
*The management encouragement for research work by way of providing funds and sanction leaves.
*A rare book collection and study centre of Indology existing apart from the Library.
*Distance Learning Programmes under IGNOU and DLP facility of IMT Ghaziabad.
*An internet facility in the Library and a recently developed website facility.
*The annual magazine publication invariably providing young and budding writers a chance to express themselves.
*N.C.C. and N.S.S. activities helping the students to develop social responsibilities.
*Regular and traditional programme option are supplemented by self-financing, vocational and non formal modes.
*Book bank facility for students weak economically and socially.
*Institutional improvement through beautifications and display of paper cuttings and notices of College level informations and employment brouchers on notice boards and library.
*One of the faculty member is the chief editor of an international level journal in Chemistry.
Section -III : Overall Analysis
The Peer Team places on record its appreciation of the following note-owrthy features on an overall analysis.
*The cordial relation and the cooperation amongst the Management, Principal and Non-teaching Staff that contribute to the healthy growth of the College.
*The maternal concern of the teachers as a whole towards the students.
*Special care for the girl students which constitute 45% amongst the total strength.
*The discipline maintained in the College.
*The healthy and nicely small managed lawn of the College which adds to its beauty.
*The N.S.S. activities and N.C.C.
*A dispensary under the supervision of a qualified Vaidji.
*A spacious and well maintained Library with trained staff.
*Comparatively low drop out rate.
*The Computer Lab with all latest equipment.
*Good examination result of the College.
*Highly qualified teaching staff.
*Journals and Research publications.
The Peer-Team also noted certain areas of concern like :
*Lack of ground for games and sports.
*Some of the under-staff developments.
*The absence of many job oriented courses.
*Absence of hobby classes.
*The self appraisal and students assessment of teachers and also feed-back from the stock holders.
*Introduction of Commerce stream in the highly industrialised vicinity.
*Post-Graduation in other introduction of PG classes in subjects like Maths, Hindi.
The members of the Peer Team would like to place on record their sincere thanks to the Principal, Teaching Faculty, Non-teaching staff, students (old and presently on rolls) for their full cooperation and assistance during the visit.
The Peer Team Members would like to give their best wishes to all those associated with the College in their future endeavours to raise this Institution to the level of development and growth where it can become a centre of quality teaching at par with other institutions of national acclaim.
There are about 65 publications during last five years. 50 research papers have been published in national and international journals. Research is encouraged at the College by providing research material like computer and internet facilities, 01 research room and 01 reference section in the Library, a well equipped Science Lab in Chemistry. Financial assistance is provided by the management for national and international seminars. Study leaves are also granted for research work. There are two ongoing UGC funded two-year duration projects with an outlay of Rs. 74000/- & Rs. 50000/-. At the College level debates, seminars and extension lecturers are arranged from time to time to instil research spirit among the students.
There is one N.C.C. contingent of 50 students. Over the last five years 08 cadets have qualified 'C' Certificate and 07 have qualified 'B' certificate. The contingent has won I prize in Drill and Shooting competition. It has also participated in National Integration Camp and Rock Climbing Camp. Two years back 07 cadets have participated in Republic Day celebrations. There are three N.S.S. units of 100 volunteer strength (male and female) carrying on regular and special activities under the guidance of there programme officers. Community development programmes, health and hygiene awareness, literacy and AIDS awareness, blood donation camps, social work, environment awareness and plantation are the thrust areas of N.S.S. work. A special camp has been conducted in 2003-04 which was inaugurated by a national poet-Dr. Kunwar Bechain.
Criterion - IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
A big College of 06 Programmes and 14 subjects with UG, PG, Research Guidance Cell is situated on a small plot of 02 acre land near G.T. Road, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad (U.P.)
The infrastructure of the College is merely to carry on the present curricular and co-curricular activities. There are 18 class rooms only, necessitating shift system. Since most of the students are from nearby vicinities, there is not much need to establish the college's own transport system. There are separate room facilities for the Principal's office, Administrative office, general & staff room, girls common room, some departmental staff rooms and a corner each for N.C.C., N.S.S., Placement Cell, Dispensary. All these rooms are in a double story building with inbuilt area of about 45045 sq. feet (in both stories). A small play ground with facilities for kho-kho, volley ball, badminton is available. For games like cricket, football students have to go a distance of some kilometers for practice. Canteen facilities, hostel facilities, residential quarters are yet to come up. There is a strong power back up with 40 K.W. generator which is pollution free. Building maintenance is taken care of by the departmental heads under the guidance of the Principal. A grant of Rs. 5,20,000/- has been provided by the UGC for construction of room-block comprising 06 rooms as a part of further expansion. The College has already received money to the tune of Rs. 2,60,100/-.
The College has a nicely managed Library in the first floor of the existing building with carpet area of 1015.72 sq. mtr. with seating capacity of 160 students. It has two reading rooms separately for boys and girls, with seating capacity of 80 and 40 respectively. There is one reference section and 29 periodicals and 20 daily newspapers are subscribed for. There is computer facility with internet and photocopying facility available. The service system is partly closed and partly open. There are 43222 books in the Library. The library is partly computerised .There is one book bank to facilitiate the poor students.
The College encourages academic facilities by external agencies. At present these facilities are from the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad PGDBM and MBA under DOLI, IGNOU and Institute of Indology. There are 09 Computers and one laptop for use in the Library, Administrative Officer and Principal's Office with configuration like 08 Pentium-III and 01 Pentium -IV.
There is one separate Computer laboratory having 11 and one laptop computers for training in PGDCA / DCS. Services of external technicians are used for maintenance. There is one placement cell with an experienced teacher as placement officer. The institution encourages and prepares students for intra and inter university sports and cultural programmes.
Criteria V : Student Support and Progression
Lajpat Rai Post-Graduate of Sahibabad (U.P.) publishes its Prospectus annually. This is done to acquaint the new comers of fee structure, faculty introduction, rules and regulations of the College and other highlights. There is a provision for poor, meritorious and sports students to get special fee concessions and cash awards. Merit scholarships are given. The drop out rate for the last two batches has been just 1% in U.G. and 25% in PG. The pass percentage rate also is quite satisifactory ranging from 83.50% to 87.50% in case of UG and PG classes respectively. A good number of students after doing their graduation avail themselves of the PG and PGDCA facilities in the same College and at other places. The College has recently put forth efforts to form an ilumi which is yet to be registered. Most of the alumi have gone for teaching jobs and in banks and industries.
The College has a Placement Cell with one placement officer who arranges for periodical interaction of students with local employment - providing concerns. Gaur Sons Ltd. has conducted a campus interview and made 24 selections on spot. The remarks of the firm regarding the standard of students in found quite high sounding the placement data, is not formally maintained by the College. It was, however noted with satisfaction that the progression is satisfactory.
The College has a Proctor with one- room office. He looks into the student problems in an informal way. As the College is a co-educational institution, it is felt that a broad-based grievance cell is needed and the work record proceedings of the Cell need be maintained for transparency. In the last two sessions 209 and 266 students have been given merit scholarship and students have also been given freeships with an outlay of Rs.411521.00 & Rs. 598407.00 respectively and under the Research Fellowship Scheme of ICHR India, an amount of Rs. 103550/- and Rs. 81451/- respectively have been provided for 2004-05 and 2005-06 sessions.
Prof. Z. H. Zaidi
Prof. R. K. Bajaj
Prof. Abdul Gani Mir
(Dr. S. D. Kaushik)
Lajpat Rai (P.G.) College
Sahibabad, Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh)
Dated : 17th March 2007
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