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S Nijalingappa College, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka
S Nijalingappa College, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka
Address:2nd Block, Rajajinagar
Bengaluru (Bangalore) (District Bengaluru (Bangalore))
Karnataka, IndiaPin Code : 560010
S Nijalingappa College, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka is a Private Institute / organization.. Study Centre code of S Nijalingappa College, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka is KA293. S Nijalingappa College, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka is managed by Society: Karnatak Lingayat Education Society (KLE Society). S Nijalingappa College, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka was established on / in 1916 (college informed it 1963).
S Nijalingappa College, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka is situated in Bengaluru (Bangalore) of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Bengaluru (Bangalore) comes under Bengaluru (Bangalore) Tehsil, Bengaluru (Bangalore) District.
Fax # of S Nijalingappa College, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka is +91-80-23320902, 080-23320920 (this no. ok).
Contact Person(s) of the S Nijalingappa College, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka is (are): Mr Shivabasappa.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at S Nijalingappa College, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka are 98445-47771, 98864-53303.
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Website of S Nijalingappa College, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka is www.kle-college.org.in.
Chairman : Dr. Prabhakar B. Kore.
Contact Details of S Nijalingappa College, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka are : Telephone: +91-80-23325020, 23526055, 65986520, 23525372
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CoursesBA, B.Com, BSc, BHM, BCA, BBM, MCA, MTA, M.Com
S Nijalingappa College, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka runs course(s) in Degree, Computer Applications stream(s).
Profile of S Nijalingappa College4.Infrastructure Facilities Available : 4.95 acre Land
a) Building : Own Building 17,887 sq.ft
b) No. of Rooms and Sizes :Built up
c) Qualified Teachers : 240
d) Laboratory : 10
e) Library : Central Library + 22 dept.Library
f) Computer Lab : 08
g) E-Learning Facility : YES Digital, Internet Cafe,Library/LAN,softwares
5.Any other relevant information
Accredited at â€˜Aâ€™ level in 2004 by NAAC and 2010 Accorded the status of â€œ College with Potential for Excellence by UGC in 2010 Re-accredited â€˜Aâ€™ level by NAAC with CGPA-3.82 in 2010 the Society caters to many diverse fields starting from Kindergarten to Post Graduate level in various streams having 211 institution with a student strength of 79,343 and work force of 9,463.
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NAAC report of S Nijalingappa CollegeSection 1: Introduction
The KLE Society Nijalingappa College was established by the Karnataka Lingayat Education Society (KLE Society) in 1963 in Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka state. The KLE Society is one of the major voluntary registered societies in Karnataka with head quarters at Belgaum, having a network of more than 150 education institutions spread out in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Delhi. The Society was founded in a humble way in Belgaum in 1916, aiming to establish institutions to impart liberal education to the poor and middle class students of the society. The organization has now grown into gigantic size running diverse educational institutions and courses such as Kindergarten, Arts, Science, Commerce, Medical, Paramedical, Technology, Law and Agriculture colleges and institutions. The society has an artistically conceived and symbolically suggestive emblem, which represents truth, love, service and selfless sacrifice. The society is built on the firm foundation and vision that education is the only tool of intellectual and spiritual regeneration of mankind.
The college is affiliated to Bangalore University and included under the grant-in-aid scheme of the State Government. University Grants Commission (UGC) has recognized and included the college under 2f and 12B list in 1968 and is entitled to receive the developmental assistance.
The college was started to commemorate the great patriot Shri. S. Nijalingappa and is located in a prime site in the heart of Bangalore cosmopolitan city, on a 4.95 acre beautiful sprawling campus. Over the last four decades the college has expanded and diversified its courses and acquired all infrastructural facilities for a conducive learning ambience.
At present the institution offers several certificate courses besides undergraduate degree courses in Arts, Science, Commerce and Management streams and professional postgraduate courses in MCA and MTA. Many of the professional courses were started in self-financing stream in response to high demand. Altogether the college offers 4 degree courses in regular streams and 8 in self-financing mode and 2 postgraduate programmes.
The college has a strength of 1748 students on its roll (2004) in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes together, of which 610 are girls. The college has 108 faculty members, both permanent and temporary together in regular and self-financing streams with a balanced gender representation. Fourteen of the teachers hold Ph.D. and thirteen teachers have obtained M. Phil. There are 80 non-teaching staff, ably assisting the administration. The teachers and students are very active in diverse extension and sport activities. The college has earned good reputation in the city through its dedicated service with social commitment to the stakeholders by providing useful education.
The college submitted its Self-Study Report (SSR) in December 2003 and volunteered to be assessed and accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore. NAAC constituted a Peer Team comprising of Prof. S.F. Patil, Vice-Chancellor, Bharathi Vidya Peeth Deemed University, Pune, as Chairman, with Prof. K.G. Narayan Pillai, former Director, CDC, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, as Member-co-ordinator and Prof. S.V. Chindhade, Principal, MU College Pimpri-Pune as Member. Dr. M.S. Shyamsundar represented as co-ordinating officer on behalf of NAAC. The college submitted its supplementary Self-Study Report dated 16th August 2004 with updates.
The team visited the college on 28th and 29th August 2004 and interacted with the Principal, Board of Management, College Council, faculty members, non-teaching staff, parents, alumni and students representatives on the working of the institution. The Team also visited the support services such as classrooms, laboratories, office, library, sports facilities, computer center, health center, hostel, NSS, NCC, playground, Auditoria, instrumentation center, canteen, co-operative society, Placement and Grievance Redressal Cells, and other infrastructural facilities. The Team critically analyzed the documents presented to them besides the SSR and validated the performance and achievements of the different components to make the overall assessment of the college in the light of the seven criteria identified by NAAC, and the report is presented in the following pages:
Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion -I: Curricular Aspects
The goals and objectives of the college are to achieve academic excellence, to uphold moral and spiritual values, to make students aware of social justice and to make them self-reliant and service minded. The institution intends to achieve these goals through its 12 undergraduate and 2 postgraduate, 11 certificate courses and a variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular programmes. All the degree courses have English and one of the three languages (Kannada, Sanskrit, Hindi) compulsory. Considering the challenges of globalization and new trends in higher education 10 market friendly undergraduate and postgraduate courses such as Biotechnology, BBM, BCA, FAD, MCA, MTA and alike were started recently. The goals and objectives are reviewed periodically and communicated to all its constituents through an annually updated prospectus.
The college is affiliated to Bangalore University and follows the syllabi prescribed by the university with a little flexibility to modify or enrich the courses. The courses offered are compatible with goals and objectives of the college and are being taught with good amount of application, diligence and professional inputs. Five teachers are members of the Boards of Studies and a few of them are actively involved in the revision of the syllabi at the University level. The college uses its wisdom to introduce modern concepts and subjects with conventional programmes making the combination more attractive and acceptable. For example, Electronics/Computer Science have been combined with Physics and Mathematics; Biotechnology with Botany and Chemistry. It is commendable to note that the college has initiated projects at UG level on their own. Introduction of Fashion and Apparel Design at UG and Tourism Administration and MCA at PG level deserves commendation. These vocational subjects enhance the job potential and self-employment competencies of the students. Moreover, the college proposes to introduce new combinations in Journalism, Psychology, Microbiology, Genetics etc. at UG and Commerce, Bio-technology and MBA at PG level. Topics highlighting moral and human values have been introduced and taught with the languages. The college has been successful in introducing 8 short-term certificate courses like Public Speaking, Drosophila breeding, Vermiculture, low cost equipment, Visual Basic etc as add-on/enrichment courses with a view to enhancing the skills, knowledge and job potential of the regular degree students without charging fee. The college has developed a mechanism to collect structured feedback from students on teaching- learning experience and performance of teachers and uses it to assess the utility and acceptability of the programmes. The authorities have taken the results of feedback analysis in all seriousness and these are used to rectify the deficiencies and for further improvement. Recommendations of the local inspection committee of the University are also scrupulously followed. Teachers also take the feedback record with positive approach and use it for improvement. The Team suggests that steps may be taken to collect feedback from employers and academic peers with a view to redesigning the programmes.
Criterion -II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Government and University norms are followed for admission. Transparency is maintained throughout. Overall responsibility of the admission is vested with an admission committee. Academic merit is the main criteria of admission which is supplemented with interview and couselling. Counselling is given for the selection of programmes also. There is no provision for entrance test. However, a post admission test is conducted with a view to identifying the advanced and slow learners and remedial programmes accordingly. Home assignments, tutorial classes, doubt clearing, etc. are given for slow learners. Advanced learners are given lecture contest, essay writing, quiz, debates, seminar presentations, project leadership, curriculum related projects, additional library facilities etc. The teachers are encouraged to prepare monthly teaching plan, and daily work diary, which is monitored by the HODs and the Principal. This is a welcome practice. The syllabi are unitized. Learner-centered teaching methods such as seminar, group discussions, tutorial, quiz, projects, tours and visits, on-the-job training, compulsory library work etc. are regularly practiced. The institution provides a centralized media facility for the preparation of software for teaching. The teachers use this facility for the preparation of software to supplement classroom teaching. Some of the innovative demonstrations in the field of science are presented through TV and AIR for popularizing science. The teachers are assisted by skilled technicians in the preparation of computer aided teaching materials. Teachers are recruited as per the norms of the UGC, State Government and University on the basis of merit. As there is a ban on appointments by Government since 1986 adhoc teachers are appointed by the management as and when needed. It is recommended that Government may take a positive view in lifting the basis on the recruitment of teachers in order to enhance the quality of education at par with national level. The college works on 289 days, and teaching days were 210 in the last year. Science teachers take 20 hours and others 16 hours classroom teaching per week. It is heartening to note that a teacher from the Chemistry Department has won 1st prize, 'Sigma Xi Award' instituted by the Scientific Research Society McGill, Montreal. It is worth noting that a faculty member from the Department of Chemistry has been a resource person at National level workshop. A project undertaken by B.Sc. Computer Science students, titled 'SWOT Analysis' for KSRTC, free of cost indicates service orientedness.
There is a well-thought out scheme of monitoring the progress of students. Tutorial system and class teacher schemes are the two methods practiced to monitor the academic growth and personal issues of students. The results of tests, examinations and attendance are informed to parents by mail and interface as and when needed. This information is published through the college website also.
Further, Quality Assurance Cell (QAC) of the college conducted HRD-TQM programmes for teaching faculty during 2004-2005, for a total of 50 beneficiaries.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
There are fourteen Ph.D. and thirteen M. Phil. degree holders among the teachers. In addition, 3 teachers have registered for Ph.D. and another 3 for M. Phil. Even though the major thrust is given for teaching-learning, the college authorities are interested to make research a significant activity by giving seed money, project funding, adjustment in timetable, giving leave benefits etc. Research activities are pursued through short research projects undertaken by the faculty and students. Seed money for the projects is given by the Management to the tune of Rs.3 lakhs in 2004, and 6 lakhs in the present academic year. The Team puts on record its appreciation for this encouragement. Two major project proposals have been recently submitted to UGC, one each from the departments of Zoology and Chemistry. There are about 60 publications from the faculty, of which 10 are during the last five years. 14 books have been published by a teacher in Kannada and 14 by another in Political Science. Popular articles are published in local publications by a few teachers. One faculty member each from Physics and Chemistry Departments is regularly broadcasting popular science presentations through All India Radio and Doordarshan. It is heartening to note that one alumni vouched that he got valuable assistance in presenting popular science programmes through Doordarshan and AIR. No Department has been recognized as research department by University. The college has already applied for recognition and awaiting results from University. The Team feels that the teachers should take initiative in submitting minor and major research projects and seminar proposals to various funding agencies including UGC.
The college organizes multidimensional extension activities through NSS and NCC. Additional charge is given to a teacher organizing NSS activities. The college has collaboration with NGOs such as Red Cross, Lion and Rotary Clubs, BKF, Round Table, INSA etc. and GOs such as AIDS Authority, Government Hospitals, Police Department, Doordarshan in arranging society linked programmes such as AIDS awareness, health and hygiene, environment awareness, blood donation, tree planting, literacy programmes, traffic control etc. The college has one unit of NSS with 105 volunteers. The Team noted that some departments are involved in organizing extension activities of their own. Other departments may also emulate the same. This will strengthen the institution-society linkage.
There is one unit of NCC with one trained officer and 120 cadets. They are actively involved in extension activities also. 22 cadets passed 'B' certificate and 4 of them have passed 'C' certificate examination. One cadet participated in the Republic day parade this year.
Formal consultancy has yet to take its roots in the college. However, informal consultancy work is carried out by some staff members individually. The Chemistry department gives consultancy service to local cottage industries for the production of detergents and cosmetics. The college may think to constitute an interdisciplinary consultancy group with the aim of floating formal consultancy. Rules for consultancy may also be formulated apportioning the fee levied judiciously.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has impressive buildings standing in a beautiful campus of 4.95 acres of land in the heart of the city. The buildings have 13, 021 m2 of total carpet area over 4 floors of 5 blocks and provides sufficient accommodation for 65 classrooms, library, 30 laboratories, conference hall, staff rooms, office, Principal's chamber and space for other supporting services. There is provision for extension which is envisaged in the master plan submitted. Construction of a 7-floor sports and library complex has already started with a budget estimate of 6 crores. The Management is generous in providing all infrastructural facilities as per the requirements of the college. The facilities have been progressively acquired during the 4 decades of its existence. The classrooms, laboratories, seminar hall etc. are adequately furnished and provided with projection equipment. The seminar halls are neatly maintained with good seating arrangements and with public address system. Feedback from ongoing and outgoing students on infrastructure and learning resources in structured format is collected and is used for further improvement. There are two well-designed air-conditioned auditoria and one seminar hall with good seating arrangement and state-of-the-art amenities.
The library is housed in the basement and it has 334.6 m2 plinth area. It has a collection of 68,500 books in 25000 titles and 30 journals and 25 periodicals. In addition, all departments have reference sections also with access to students. Two satellite-libraries have been setup for the convenience of the students. The library has separate sections for stacking, reading and conferencing. Reprographic facilities, computers with internet and audio-video cassettes with accessibility to students and teachers are provided in the library. Purchase, lending, stock verification, accession, cataloguing card display etc. are computerized. The library works for 340 days, from 9 am to 6 pm each day. It extends service on Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm also. There are special schemes for poor students and book bank for SC/ST students. Open access system is followed. However, it is desirable to have inter-library linkages and borrowings.
There is a computer center facility with LAN, having 200 computers and 15 printers, 3 scanners. It is with internet facility accessible to students at nominal rates and free to SC/ST students. In addition, all the 21 departments have computer of their own. The computer center functions during and after office hours. All computers are covered under Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) with good companies.
There is a regular health center in the college. The service of fulltime male and female doctors is made available on all working days. Routine medicines are also provided. A few students and some teachers are trained in First Aid. FA boxes are provided on all floors of the college. Serious cases are attended in the superspeciality hospital owned by the Management at Belgaum, and dental college, Bangalore at subsidized rates.
Only 3% of the students asked for hostel accommodation. All are accommodated in the separate boy's and girl's hostels located at a distance of 5 kms from the campus owned by the society. Transport facility is provided for their to and fro journey. All students of KLE institutions of Bangalore share the hostel facilities.
An extension counter of the Canara Bank is working in the campus. Canteen, telephone booths, coffee/tea dispensers, fire extinguishers are also provided in the campus. A beautiful garden and lawn developed in the campus adds elegance to the institution. All infrastructural facilities are well maintained and have sufficient number of security staff.
Sports facilities are adequate, however shortage of good stadium is noted. Well-maintained cricket and kabbadi courts are available. Facilities for indoor games such as table tennis, chess, carom, equipments for body building, multigym weight lifting etc. are provided. Separate time for girls in multigym is allotted. Annual athletic and sports meets are held on a public ground in the town on hired basis.
All infrastructural facilities are well maintained and optimally utilized by rendering services to University, State Government, private and public institutions, NGOs, for conducting examinations, tournaments, variety entertainment programmes etc.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
Student support and progression has been viewed as an important tool for the holistic development of the students. A variety of programmes and facilities for the extracurricular activities besides remedial coaching for slow learners have been provided. Alumni of the college hold prominent positions in different walks of life inside and outside the country. The Alumni association has been revived recently and its services may be strengthened and channelised. It is heartening to note that alumni and parents gave well thought out suggestions for the improvement of the institution in their meeting with the Team. Regular meetings of alumni association may be arranged. Programmes for personality development, skill development, on-the-job training and value education are given thrust. Feedback from students on teaching, infrastructure, tutorials, extra and co-curricular activities, college experience, etc. is collected, analyzed and used for correction and improvement. Trained teacher counsellers and class teachers look after the academic and personal problems of students. A good number of certificate courses as add-on basis, facility have been made available.
The college publishes its annual prospectus regularly which contains information on vision, admission rules, facilities, courses of study, fee structure, evaluation methods, disciplinary procedure etc. Scholarships, fellowships, endowments of different agencies are made available to students in time.
Training programmes on National and State level, competitions and examinations are regularly conducted. A few students have been successful in national examinations like DRDO, IAS, NET/CSIR, TOEFL etc. It is worth noting that recently the college established a coaching center for competitive examinations for offering guidance and training.
It is heartening to note that the college provides studentship to toppers in different exams with medals and prizes for best performers in extracurricular activities. In the last 2 years an average of 17.33 regular students have received financial aid. Such facilities may be extended to students of self-financing departments also. A placement cell is also working in the college. Suggestion Boxes are placed at prominent spots. Students are given chances of presenting their talents and skills in the intercollegiate and state level performances and competitions. Various associations are organizing programmes in this line. Prominent artists, speakers, activists are regularly invited for talks and performances.
Annual medical checkup is arranged. In addition services of two doctors are made available in the college on shift basis. Specialized clinical services in medical and dental colleges owned by the Management are also given to students as and when needed.
Sports and physical education activities are given equal importance. Facilities for indoor and outdoor games are provided with coaching provision.
It is worth placing on record that:
-A deaf and dumb alumnus who passed last year has participated twice in the World Cricket Cup for the physically challenged held at Melbourne, Australia and Johannesburg, South Africa.
-One of the faculty members who is physically challenged from the Academy of Business Management has won three Gold medals and one Silver medal consecutively from 2000, in 50 mts. free style swimming event in the National Swimming Championship held at New Delhi. Hostel facility is provided.
Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The college is owned by one of the major educational charitable trusts in Karnataka. The overall decisions, co-ordination, monitoring and policies of the institution are taken by the management committee of the Society. There is a Local Governing Body with management representatives controlling all the activities of the college. There are 16 sub committees with teachers, experts, students representatives, parents and alumni who execute various activities of the college. There is a steering committee which functions as a link between the management and the college. Various components of the institution are governed on the principles of participation and transparency.
Confidential reports on the performance of the faculty are given to the Principal by the HODs, and those of the office staff by senior superintendent. The Principal forward the same to Management committee for scrutiny and action. The office work is partially computerized. Modern management practices are adopted for the efficiency of the institution. All records are maintained and stacked neatly and systematically.
Various welfare programmes have been implemented in the college. For example uniform to supporting staff, lab coat for chemistry lab attenders, fee concession and preference of admission and scholarships to the children of staff and free concessional health care to teachers and staff, loan from society in urgency etc. The Principal has been given the power to expend upto Rs. 10,000/- at a time for college needs. He conducts regular meetings of the staff for reviewing the progress of curricular and co-curricular activities. College accounts are audited by Management, DCE, AG and chartered accountants. There is a judicious allocation and utilization of the finance and the deficit is met by the Management. Majority of the staff are trained in computer and other office procedures. This skill may be extended to all.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
In order to fulfill the vision and goals the college has adopted several healthy practices aiming at the overall development of the students during the last 4 decades of its existence. Some of the healthy practices noted by the Peer Team are shown below:
Adoption of latest managerial practices, such as strategic planning, teamwork, transparency, decentralization and computerization.
Constitution of various clubs, committees with participation of teachers and students for the smooth functioning of the college activities.
Introduction of market friendly professional self-financing UG and PG courses
Introduction of add-on-certificate courses for acquiring additional skills.
MoU with national institutions for on the job training for certain courses.
Appropriate thrust for value education
Strong extension and outreach programmes
Proper maintenance of the records in the office and departments.
Maintenance of conducive environment for teaching-learning process.
Providing encouragement and incentives to good sportsmen and artists.
Observance of dress code for teachers and students of certain departments.
Involvement of some teachers in science popularization activities for public.
Provision of admission to physically challenged students with a total exemption of fees.
Section 3: Overall Analysis
The Peer Team observed good co-ordination and transparency among the Principal, faculty, staff, students and Management. KLE Society's S.Nijalingappa College is a vibrant institution with very high esteem in the region for its past achievements, present performance and future promises. It is offering multidimensional programmes, both curricular and co-curricular in regular and self-financing modes, with an aim of the overall development of the students. The institution is built on the philosophy of persuit of excellence, for performing creative abilities and freedom of thought and expression among the learners.
The college is offering as many as 14 courses in Arts, Science, Commerce, Management and Technology. The academic programmes are learner-centered, providing remedial and bridge courses, along with exposure to modern tools and techniques. The interaction between the teachers, students and parents is worth praising.
In the areas of extension activities the college has taken up many diverse programmes of great social relevance. The infrastructure created through 4 decades needs special comments. The good classrooms, laboratories, library, computer center, sports facilities, canteen, auditoria, conference hall, garden are all maintained well. The security arrangements and the academic atmosphere in the campus deserve special mention. The Peer Team noted the potentialities of the institution to grow further. The college offers many welfare measures to the staff and students, including uniform, health facilities, endowments etc.
While appreciating the good practices followed in the college the Peer Team considers it necessary to mention some of the shortcomings which need the attention of the Management and its speedy redressal.
The existing instrumentation center may be augmented with the aim of providing skill, research ability, and efficient management and repair of the equipments of the institution through UGC assistance earmarked for this.
The college may start more programmes under non-formal and distance education mode. It may also start community-centered programmes under non-formal education mode with the idea of developing into a community college.
The faculty may be motivated to submit Minor and Major research projects to UGC.
The quality improvement of the teachers may be given more thought. They may be motivated to go beyond the State boundaries and widen their horizon.
The college may take up joint research programmes in collaboration with industries and research institutions.
English and other relevant subjects may be started at major level at UG in the Arts Faculty.
Steps may be taken to start more PG courses.
An inter-departmental consultancy group may be formed with programmes and expertise to sell the idea.
Departments may be motivated to conduct seminars/conferences and workshops for teachers from other institutions at State and National level.
Team teaching, seminars, student projects may be adopted as regular modes at UG level.
Steps may be initiated to get 'Autonomous Status' to the institution at the earliest.
Special offer may be made by the Management to raise the Arts and Commerce faculties to bring at par with the other faculties. The teachers in the Arts faculty may be encouraged to attend State/National level seminars for widening their exposure.
Formation of planning board is recommended to ensure overall administrative activities and effective utilization of funds.
The Peer Team appreciates the co-operation, support and hospitality extended by the college enabling us to carry out the assessment process smoothly. The Team wishes the Principal, Management, Faculty, staff and students a bright future and continued success in all their educational ventures and contributions to human resource development. We wish a bright future for developing the college into a center of excellence in higher education in the near future with autonomous status.
Prof. S.F. Patil
Prof. K.G. Narayan Pillai
Prof. S.V. Chindhade
(Prof. C. Ramamurthy)
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