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Gandhi Smarak Post Graduate College, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh


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Gandhi Smarak Post Graduate College, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh
Address:Samodhpur
Jaunpur
Uttar Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 244602


Gandhi Smarak Post Graduate College, Jaunpur Uttar Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Gandhi Smarak Post Graduate College, Jaunpur Uttar Pradesh is also known as GS Degree College, Gandhi Smarak Degree College, Department Of Education, Jaunpur. Gandhi Smarak Post Graduate College, Jaunpur Uttar Pradesh was established on / in 1961.


Gandhi Smarak Post Graduate College is situated in Jaunpur of Uttar Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Website of Gandhi Smarak Post Graduate College, Jaunpur Uttar Pradesh is http://www.gspgcollege.org/.


Contact Details of Gandhi Smarak Post Graduate College, Jaunpur Uttar Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-9450805462
Pin code is 244602 or 223102



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Gandhi Smarak Post Graduate College, Jaunpur Uttar Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree, Education stream(s).
B.A, B.Sc,
B.Ed (perhaps started from 1997)

Approval details: Gandhi Smarak Post Graduate College is affiliated with Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University (VBSPU), Jaunpur (Uttar Pradesh)

Profile of Gandhi Smarak Post Graduate College

Ghandhi Smarak Post Graduate College (Formerly known as GS Degree College), Samodhpur, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh affiliated to V.B.S. Purvanchal University, Jaunpur and Recognised by National Council for Teacher Education for B.Ed. programme is a leading educational institution of Eastern U.P. College is situated at Samodhpur, a undevelped area of Jaunpur District.

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NAAC report of Gandhi Smarak Post Graduate College

SECTION I: PREFACE
The Gandhi Smarak P.G. College Surjan Nagar-Jainagar, District Moradabad (Uttar-Pradesh) started as an undergraduate affiliated College of Agra University, Agra in 1973 by the Freedom fighter and Ghandhian Late Sri Chaudhary Khoob Singh with the help of local people. The College was established with the aim to cater higher education needs of the students of this backward rural area. Since 1975 this grant-in-aid College is affiliated to M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly. The College was granted recognition by the UGC under 2(f) and 12 (B) on 24 January 1991. The College is located on an area of 17 acres in a predominantly rural setting.

The college is a single faculty college, offering undergraduate courses in five subjects: Arts, English, Economics, Hindi, Sociology and Geography. The only post graduate programme in the college is in Geography on self finance scheme.

At present the college has eight permanent teachers and four temporary teachers including principal. Out of 8 permanent teachers, 6 teachers have Ph.D. as their highest qualification.

It has eleven non-teaching staff including administrative and class IV employees. At present 1546 students are on the rolls of the College. Out of 1546 students, 688 are female students, which is about 46 percent. The unit cost of education per student is approximately Rs. 735 excluding salary and Rs.2848 including salary.

The College volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Bangalore and submitted its self-study report in March 2006. NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof. Mohan Lal Chhipa, Vice-Chancellor, Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer (Rajasthan), as Chairperson and Prof. J. P. Pachauri, Head, Department of Sociology and Dean Faculty of Arts, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar, Garhwal (Uttaranchal) as its member. Dr. K.N. Madhusudanan Pillai, Academic Consultant, NAAC, Bangalore coordinated the visit.

Before visiting the College Prof. Mohan Lal Chhipa held a meeting with Peer Team members at their place of stay from 5:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. on 21st Aug 2006 and exchanged notes on issues identified for interaction and further clarifications.

The Peer Team started its visit on 22nd Aug 2006 with an introductory meeting with the Principal at 9:00AM. During the institutional visit, the team visited various departments, Library and support services. The peer team interacted with the teachers, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni.

The Peer Team assessed the College from 22nd to 23rd August 2006 keeping in mind the seven criteria identified by NAAC. The team offers its assessment report, which also highlights issues of concerns and other recommendations, as follows:

SECTION-2: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION-I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS:
The Gandhi Smarak PG College Surjannagar is an affiliated College of the M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly. This co-education institution was started with the objectives of providing higher education to the students of the rural and backward region of northern U.P. The College offers three years degree course in five subjects i.e., Geography, Hindi, English, Economics and Sociology. In addition to these, it offers post - graduate programme in Geography on self finance scheme.

The College follows the syllabi prescribed by the University and has the annual system of academic schedule of teaching. The curriculum is designed by the University. However, the senior faculty members who become members of board of study contribute their expertise for the revision and redesigning of the syllabus.

The students study only two optional papers in the final year while in other universities there are three optional in the final year. This creates the problem of equivalency of their degree and find difficulty for the students in their progression to higher studies. Except, the recently started post graduate course in Geography the college has not introduced any new course since its establishment. It is suggested to introduce courses like Home Science, Computer Application, M.S.W. and Agriculture oriented socially relevant new courses.
However, before starting any new programme college may collect feed back from academic peers and potential employers on the feasibility of these courses.
The college may evolve formal mechanism to collect feed back from different stake holders on a continuous basis to improve the quality of education.

CRITERION II: TEACHING -LEARNING AND EVALUATION:
The College admits students on the basis of their academic records. Minimum percentage for admission at undergraduate level is 33 percent and 45 percent at post-graduate level.

The college follows the annual system of academic calendar. The students are assessed by a single annual examination. For continuous evaluation of the knowledge and skill of the students it is necessary to conduct unit test, test papers and term examinations. The results of the examinations are declared well in time.

Class room teaching is mainly done by lecture method. Only Geography department is having O.H.P. and Slide Projector. The teachers of this department used maps, models, charts, slides and transparencies to supplement their classroom teaching.

The College had 180 teaching days and 275 working days during the session 2005-06. The College has 8 permanent teachers, out of these 6 are Ph.D while 2 are Post-graduate as their highest qualifications. Four faculty members are part-time, out of these two are Ph.D. and two are Post-graduate. The ratio of full time teachers to part-time teachers is 8:4 and the ratio of teaching and non-teaching staff is almost 1:1. The regular teachers are recruited by the UP Higher Education Service Commission, however, the part time teachers are recruited by the management. During the last two years two teachers have participated in the National Seminars and one as a resource person. The Geography Department has organized a national seminar on Natural Calamities and Agriculture Management on 20th Dec to 22nd December 2005. The teacher takes extra classes for the disadvantaged students. However, formal remedial classes for slow learners and special encouragement for advanced learners is required. The college at present has no mechanism to assess the performance of the teachers either by getting feed back from students or through self appraisal mechanism.

CRITERION III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION.
Two teachers of Geography department and one teacher of Hindi department are approved guides to supervise the PhD programme. At present 10 students are registered in the Geography Department for their PhD work. A few teachers have published research papers. There is no on going research project, except one teacher has just completed a U.G.C. funded minor research project. The principal has published two books in Geography. The college does not provide consultancy to any external agency nor does it publicise the expertise available for consultancy services considering the backwardness of the region and neighbourhood agrarian rural society, the teachers may extend consultancy services in their respective areas of expertise to the people, free of cost.

The College has a designated person for extension activities. The extension activities are undertaken with the help of NSS by the College in number of areas like community development, health and hygiene awareness, adult education and literacy, AIDS awareness and environment awareness. It is suggested that more opportunities be provided to the students by way of out-reach programmes such as population education club, adult education, literary club etc.

CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES:
The College is spread over an area of 17 acres of land. The college has a master plan to direct future growth of facilities. The building surrounding a central rectangular lawn accommodates a Principal office, administrative block, 22 class rooms, one library block, one multi-gym, one seminar hall and a girl's common room. The infrastructure of the College is maintained with the income generated from College agriculture farm. The construction of Women hostel with a capacity of 42, totally financed by U.G.C., is nearing completion. The class rooms are spacious and fitted with sufficient number of fans. The laboratory of the Geography department is well equipped.

The College maintains their campus beautiful and clean under the guidance of teachers and with the help of gardeners. The College has planted various fruit trees and flowering plants to maintain the pollution free environment in the campus. The college have generators for continuous supply of electricity and pump sets for un-interrupted supply of water. Water coolers are provided for drinking water. The college has constructed separate waiting shade and parking shade near the entrance. Security is provided at the entrance to restrict the entry of outsiders.

The college has library committee. The College library has 16584 books, 8 newspapers, 13 magazines and journals. The working hours of the library are 9 am. to 5 pm and working days are 277. There was a book bank facility available to poor and needy students but, currently it is discontinued because of Lack of funds for the purchase of new books. The library utilized Rs. 2.5 lacs allotted by the U.G.C. in the Xth five year plan for purchase of books and journals. However, the library procured only 64 books during the year 2005-06.

The UGC has sanctioned Rs. 5 lacs for the development of College during the Xth plan period. Out of the total grant, the College has utilized 2.5 Lacs in purchase of books and 2.5 lacs for equipments. College has initiated the computerization and completed the work regarding accession of books. The library has reprographic facilities. The College does not have any Computer Centre. However, Geography and Hindi departments are having one Computer each in their departments. The laboratory of Geography is adequately equipped for the post graduate students. There is a first - aid room in the college with necessary medicine and furniture. The college has recently started a canteen.
The sports facilities consists of a nine station multi-gym and playground for Volley Ball, Badminton, Tennis, Footwall, Hockey, Kho-Kho and 200 mtrs. tracks for athletics. The campus and sports complex are protected with compound walls. Considering the satisfactory sports infra structure facilities available in the college the service of a physical education director is required for properly training the students in various sports and games.

CRITERION V: STUDENTS SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION:
The number of students appearing for the qualifying examination after the minimum period of study is 90 percent. Dropout rate is only seven percent. Pass percentage in BA is 85 percent and in M.A. Geography is 83 percent during the session 2004-05. College has not maintained any record of their students regarding their progression to employment and further study.

The College publishes, its updated prospectus annually, which contain the information regarding rules and regulations, criteria for admission, fee structure, subject combinations etc. All scheduled caste students are getting scholarship given by the Uttar Pradesh Government.

The college does not have any employment cell. In the absence of a designating person as placement officer, career counseling is provided informally by the teachers to the students. College claims that in the last year 10 students have joined various services, but records are not available.

At present College does not have any formal alumni association, which in the present context can be much helpful for the growth and development of the institution. Therefore, it is suggested that efforts be made to constitute an alumni association, as early as possible.

For a healthy academic ambience there is a need to constitute a parent-teacher association.

During the indirection of the parents and alumni with the peer team, they express their willingness to actively participate in the various developmental activities of the college.

The College publishes its magazine regularly. The cultural and co-curicular activities in the college may be organized regularly for the overall development of student's personality.

CRITERION VI: ORGANIZATION and MANAGEMENT:
The Principal is the chief executive officer of the College. He monitors day-to-day administration of the college with the help of various committees. These committees are responsible for maintaining discipline, organizing sports, and cultural activities.

Although the college generally follows the academic calendar framed by the University. However, the college has a committee for proper implementation of the academic calendar.


The fee structure of the College is as per the state Govt. norms. All the purchases are made by the principal with the concurrence of the Governing body. Besides, the routine
Government auditing the college conducts annual internal auditing of the accounts.

An informal grievance mechanism exists, however, a formal setup for the redressal of the problems of students and non-teaching staff is required. PF loan facility is available to permanent teaching and non-teaching employees as per the University act and government rules. The management is very active and sympathetic toward its staff. The farmers of the area had donated 90 acres of their agriculture land to the founder of the college. The revenue generated through cultivation of this land is spent for the various developmental activities of the college.

CRITERION VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES:
The Peer team has identified some commendable features, which promotes the academic ambience in the College.

The students are disciplined and well - behaved.

The students and teachers have a close rapport.

The examination results of the College have been satisfactory.

The College aims at developing the all round personality of the students through dedicated teaching.

About 50 percentage students enrolled in the College are girls from rural area.

College campus is well maintained

The revenue from agricultural land is a perennial source of income to the college.

A 5 K.V. and 15 K.V. generators provide un-interrupted supply of power to the campus.

SECTION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS AND SUGGESTIONS:
The College which was started way back in 1973 with about 23 students today can be legitimatily proud of the fact that it has 1564 students on its rolls. The College is providing higher education especially to the poor students belonging to rural area. About fifty percent of the students are girls from rural society. The college maintains a consistent high percentage of pass ranging from 80-90% every year. The dropout rate of the college is very low. The campus is beautiful and well maintained. The College is having a good social reputation. On the whole, it can be said that the College is doing satisfactory work at the undergraduate and post graduate level. However, it needs to move towards quality education with greater zeal and vigour. Therefore following suggestions are given for the further enhancement of the quality of education provided in the college.

SUGGESTIONS:
A regular Physical training instructor may be appointed, so that students can participate at the state and national level.

A placement cell and a career guidance cell needs to be established.

The college may establish a grievance redressal cell for the students.

A counselling centre may be established to properly guide the students to over come their stress and strain in the day to day life and to buildup confidence to face the challenges.

Library requires recent volumes and more titles.

Internet facilities in the library be provided for the students and teachers.

The number of library users is very low. The students and teachers are to be properly advised and motivated to visit the library regularly.

The teachers may be encouraged:
to submit minor research projects to various funding agencies.
to become members in their subject associations.
to participate national international conferences organized out side the state.
to develop linkage with university departments and other centers of learning.
to collect feed back from the students in structured format and analyze it for the betterment of teaching learning process.
to submit self appraisal about their activities in the college.
to utilize multimedia and other facilities to improve upon their teaching.
to use modern teaching aids and electronic gadgets for classroom teaching.

The highly disproportionate teacher taught ratio is an area of great concern.

Adequate teachers may be appointed according to the number of students admitted in a subject.

The Government may take it seriously that no department should function without at least a permanent teacher.

Cultural activities may be encouraged and auditorium may be constructed to perform various cultural activities.

College may establish NCC unit for boys and girls.

Alumni Association be constituted and made functional because that can be helpful in the progress and development of the College.

The College should start some part-time certificate courses in functional English, Community services etc.

They may think of introducing job oriented courses like fine Arts, Mass communication, Tourism, BCA, MCA, MBA, MSW, rural development etc on self financing basis.

For the benefit of the Girls students courses like Home Science, Drawing and Painting and Music should be started.

The College should also start post-graduate courses in some other subjects.

College may plan for organizing coaching classes to prepare the students for competitive examination.

The college should establish Industry-Institution linkages.

The College should maintain proper records of their alumni.

The college may established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) for monitoring the quality activities.

The Peer Team express its deep appreciation of the cooperation and help extended by the Principal, Managing committee, teachers, students, non-teaching staff and representatives of parents and alumni during the visit.

Prof. Mohan Lal Chhipa
Chairman

Prof. J.P. Pachauri
Member

Dr KN Mudhusudanan Pillai
Coordinating Officer, NAAC

(Dr. R.P. singh)
Principal

Place-Surjan Nagar

Date-23/8/06

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