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Government College, Kota, Rajasthan
Government College, Kota, Rajasthan
Kota (District Kota)
Rajasthan, IndiaPin Code : 324001
Government College, Kota Rajasthan is a recognised institute / college. Government College, Kota Rajasthan was established on / in 1948.
Government College, Kota Rajasthan is situated in Kota of Rajasthan state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Kota comes under Kota Tehsil, Kota District.
Contact Details of Government College, Kota Rajasthan are : +91-744-2327626
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Government College, Kota Rajasthan runs course(s) in Law stream(s).
Government College is affiliated with University of Kota, Kota
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NAAC report of Government CollegeSECTION - I
Government College, Kota acquired its present name and status in 1945 prior to which it existed as a reputed secondary education institution known as Herbert High School which was established on 25th March, 1909 by Maharao Ummed Singh ji. Under his dynamic leadership and initiative, the present college was set up in a building which had been aesthetically architectured as one of the most magnificent buildings of Hadoti region. This has a central clock tower with four faces and the clock is still ticking stoically even after more than half a century. It has its campus, hostels and grounds spread across a vast area of 150 acres of land. At present it is a well-known co-educational, multi-faculty post-graduate (PG) institution supported by a faculty strength of 187 permanent teachers out of whom one hundred and four are female teachers and it has a support staff of 21 technical and 67 administrative members of non-teaching wing.
It is now affiliated to University of Kota, Kota, which was established in 2003. It was affiliated to Rajasthan University, Jaipur till 1987 and then to Maharishi Dayanand University, Ajmer, which was set up in 1987. The college is included in the list of colleges maintained by the UGC under sections 2 (f) and 12 (B) of its Act of 1956 since July, 1956 and has been regularly receiving UGC developmental grants and other assistance as per its entitlement in terms of its enrolment and merit of its projects and proposals for under-graduate and post-graduate programs as submitted to the UGC.
The college had an enrolment of 7040 students with 6109 students in under-graduate classes and 931 students in its post-graduate classes, in 2003-2004. This includes 6288 boys and 752 girls. All the students are from the state of Rajasthan. There are forty students who are doing their M.Phil and another ten are doing their Ph.D in the college under the university approved supervisors.
The college follows annual system in all its under-graduate and post-graduate courses for which the examinations are conducted by University of Kota, for award of degrees.
The college prepared its Self-Study Report (SSR) in May, 2004 and volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, which constituted a Peer Team comprising Dr M. Muniyamma, former Vice-Chancellor, Gulbarga University, Karnataka, as Chairperson, Dr J.P. Pachauri, Professor & Head, Department of Sociology, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University as Member and Prof K.K. Bajaj, former Dean of Collegesâ€“cum-Director, College Development Council, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, as Member-Coordinator, to visit the college and validate its Self-Study Report.
Before visiting the college, Dr Muniyamma, Chairperson of the Peer Team, held an in-house meeting with the members at the place of stay, at 9.00 PM on 1st August, 2004, at Kota, to discuss and exchange notes on the issues identified for validation on the basis of Self-Study report submitted by the college vis-Ã -vis evaluation framework and to formulate procedure and modalities to be followed for validation during the visit to the college.
The team started the visit to the college at 9.30 AM on 2nd August, 2004 and had an introductory interaction on its academic and other activities with the Principal. After this, the members of the team went round the campus of the college and visited all the departments and discussed various academic inputs and amenities available with the concerned teachers. The members of the team also visited the class rooms, library, laboratories of different science departments, computer center attached to Dept of Mathematics, Drawing & Painting studio, the two hostels, NCC, NSS and Scouts offices, Girls common room, office and grounds. The team also went round the campus and sought information on student support services and other facilities available for the teaching and non-teaching staff. After interacting with the Principal, teachers, a few students, non-teaching staff, and nine old students of the college and after verifying the documents and records pertaining to UGC and fees and dues etc as referred to in the Self-Study Report, for three days, the Peer Team submits the following report, based on seven criteria laid down by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.
SECTION - 2
Criterion - I : Curricular aspects
As an institution primarily set up through the erstwhile royal initiative to cater to the higher education needs of the students from Hadoti region of Rajasthan, the college offers courses and combinations up to the level of MA/M.Sc, M.Phil, LL.B and D.L.L., through its seventeen post-graduate teaching departments in the faculties of Arts, Science and Law. The subjects include Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Drawing & Painting, Economics, English, Geography, Hindi, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Sanskrit, Sociology, Urdu and Law. Besides this it has an under-graduate department in the subject of Philosophy. The courses in all subjects are as prescribed by University of Kota, Kota. A few teachers of the college are members of the Boards of Studies in different subjects of the university and as such are able to contribute to the framing of curriculum design or its revision to some extent. Teaching in all subjects at the UG levels is carried out in Hindi medium and in English medium at the PG level. Some of the elective subjects carry options, as allowed by the university, out of which the students have to choose their own combinations to suit their requirements and aptitude. In order to ensure completion of courses during the session, the teachers plan their teaching programs in the beginning and teach accordingly during the course of the year although written plans and diaries have not been maintained.
Criterion â€“ II : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The college does not discriminate against any one in admissions which are held on the basis of merit vis-Ã -vis the number of available seats in a course. In fact this procedure is followed more meticulously for admissions to MA/ M.Sc/ M.Phil and LL.B classes while also following the statutory reservations permissible for SC/STs and other categories along with the state government education policy in undergraduate classes also. However, the college does not seem to have imposed too many restrictions over a period of time, on admission to UG classes as in these there are big enrolments despite space limitations. The courses and combinations are allowed as per rules and regulations of the affiliating University of Kota, Kota.
The College is stated to have conducted regular teaching for about 150 days in the session 2003-2004. From an interaction with the faculty and the perusal of a few attendance registers, it was seen that the students have been attending the classes to that extent only. Full-time faculty teaches all the courses and there are no part time or ad hoc teachers in the college. At present there are 187 teachers in place with 26 vacancies yet to be filled in. Last year there were only 178 teachers. The faculty is recruited by the State Government through its Public Service Commission as per qualifications prescribed by the UGC and as per procedure laid down by the affiliating university and the rules of the State Government. The service conditions of teachers are governed by the state government rules and they are transferable from one Government institution to another Government institution within the state of Rajasthan at any time of the year.
The yearly drop-out rate of students in the college is not high. It is about 10 %. This has been attributed to various socio-economic and gender specific factors.
The feedback on students performance is received only through random class tests and discussions so as to undertake measures for their academic improvement wherever possible.
Most of the teachers in the college, being senior enough, are in selection grade and have already attended refresher/orientation courses conducted by different Academic Staff Colleges set up by the University Grants Commission. A few of them are actively involved in minor research projects and some are registered for doing Ph.D. At present, one teacher in the Department of Drawing and Painting holds D.Litt degree while one hundred and eight teachers hold Ph.D degrees and many others have M.Phil degrees out of the total strength of one hundred and eighty seven teachers in different departments of the college. One teacher in the Dept. of Political Science has a Major Research Project to his credit sanctioned by the UGC.
Almost all the teachers in faculties other than science use lecture method as the only way of teaching in the classes. There is no recourse to the active use of teaching aids such as OHP, multimedia, LCD, display of charts, models or wall magazines. In science subjects some of the teachers occasionally use OHP and slide projectors wherever possible and available. Some times the college also arranges guest lectures in different subjects at the post-graduate level and in some departments seminars are also held to exchange subject specific academic gains in research.
Criterion -III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
Government College, Kota is a very big college with a vast urban and rural catchment area. But it has its own financial and institutional space related constraints to support research and consultancy. Despite the fact that a large number of its teachers are Ph.D holders and many have M.Phil degrees, active interest in ongoing research is not the prevailing academic culture in most of the departments even though all its seventeen post-graduate departments had twenty three UGC sanctioned minor research projects during the five years of IX Plan. At present, in the X Plan the teachers have eight UGC sanctioned Minor Research Projects such as three in Botany, two in Chemistry and one each in the departments of Zoology, Physics and Economics, so far. There is a provision for duty leave, to be sanctioned by the Commissioner College Education, to attend seminars and workshops. Participation in research events is not very high due to lack of interest and encouragement on the part of the college authorities. Consultancy involvement is not there either at the individual or at the institutional level.
Department of Drawing and Painting has adequate faculty which evinces ken interest in creative output and research despite its library and studio space handicaps. It has some old and valuable Art books in its departmental library. Its painting and photography studio specific requirements deserve to be augmented. Similar research interest and output is visible in the departments of Physics, Geography, Chemistry and Botany. But the Department of Botany has neither the botanical garden nor the herbarium nor adequate space for its laboratory work to sustain its post-graduate teaching and research output and interest. The same applies to the case of Geography department. Department of Chemistry is yet another instance which suffers from this handicap. Its laboratories are in a state of acute neglect and as such cannot promote any sustained research endeavor or initiative.
In the faculty of Arts the teachers in different departments have no space allotted to their departments and can be seen to be sharing space in the general common room all through which incidentally cannot be a favorable factor conducive to their professional and academic growth and promotion of research culture or its possibilities as such.
Students are permitted to involve themselves in such community services as blood donation camps and spreading of awareness against social evils and AIDS through its NSS, NCC and Scouts units. The four NSS units of the college have been organizing blood donation and special literacy and awareness camps in villages and adjoining slum areas with a view to educating them to get rid of social evils as a part of its social outreach and extension activities. In the year Since 2003-2004 the number of NSS volunteers has been 437 (four units). It received a grant of Rs 1,18,000/- from the central government. Its NCC contingents have 107 students in its Army Wing, 100 students in its Air Wing and 71 in its Scouts outfit. One or two NCC students have been participating in National Republic Day Parade during the last three to four years.
Criterion - IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has a big campus spread over an area of one hundred and fifty acres. It has a room for the Principals office, a girls common room, 36 class rooms, a big hall under renovation and repair, and some other small, dingy and un-kept rooms and a whole separate building being used as office block by only a few members of the non-teaching staff and separate common rooms for NSS, NCC and Scouts. Looking to its size and condition it could be expected to be of great use to the college but as it is, it is in a state of neglect and has no furniture worth any name for its use as such. In fact heaps of broken furniture await administrative attention. So is the case of the old Gas plant of the department of Chemistry.
There are playgrounds for various games such as football, cricket, volleyball, kabadi, badminton and athletics though not being properly used as there are no Physical Training Instructors for the last over ten years, with the result that there could be no organized endeavor for the promotion of sports in the college. The students on their own imitative have been participating in outdoor games and have been creditably representing the college in boxing, football, cricket and swimming at different university meets. Though the college has vast infrastructure but it has no provision for any indoor games.
The college does not offer reprographic facilities. Its photocopier is reported to be out of order and there are no signs of its immediate repair and use either. The college is planning to go in for more computers and plans to undertake the process of computerization of library, accounts and other related systems in the college for greater efficiency.
The college has a string of eight laboratories for Zoology in a new block, three for Botany, six for Chemistry, four for Physics, two for Drawing and Painting, two for Geography practicals and a computer center attached to the Mathematics department. Most of these laboratories are old and in a dilapidated condition and cry for urgent maintenance and upkeep and provision of new equipment. The computer center too has outlived its academic utility as it was seen to be idle with no academic use reflecting its utility by the students and teachers. At best, it was being used by the office of the college in finalizing admission lists and carrying out routine office jobs.
The college received a special UGC grant on completion of its fifty years of eventful existence, to the tune of Rupees seven lacs with which it augmented its library acquisition, teaching aids and equipment. But due to undue procedural delay in its utilization it had to surrender a sum of Rs 53,920/- to the UGC out of this grant. The library has over 1.17,140 books and subscribes to very few journals in different subjects. The library added 3158 books and journals at the cost of Rs 3,03,000/- during last year solely with UGC assistance. It remains open from 10 AM to 5.00 PM on all working days. The overall condition of the library is deplorable despite the fact that it has some of the rare books which are in a state of complete neglect. There are no reading room facilities for PG research students and teachers let alone for UG students.
The college does not regularly bring out its magazine which is generally a reflection of the creative urge and expression of its students and teachers. The reasons could be lack of interest, coordination, encouragement and participation at different levels in the college.
The college has no canteen facilities for its teachers and students. It also has two hostels with sixty rooms in which only twenty students reside at present. The two hostels at best present a picture of neglect, poor upkeep and with no mess and canteen facilities. These are unhygienic and unhealthy with students cooking their meals inside the rooms in a dingy and uncouth environment surrounding an extremely old and dilapidated building which was built in 1923 by the then Hadoti rulers. There are large playgrounds available for the hostellers but to no avail. The two wardens have been provided with residential facilities.
Criterion â€“ V : Student Support and Progression
The college offers teaching in different subjects and combinations in Arts, Science and Law faculties. Though there is no formal record about the past performance and placement of its students with the college yet it carries the reputation of its students having gone to higher social, political and individual positions and for having done very well in different walks of life through self-employment and individual initiative. An analysis of its admission profile, drop-out rate, appearance at the examinations and the annual turn out of candidates points to that effect. There are some scholarships and medals that the old boys of the college have instituted for the poor and deserving students.
The performance of its students in sports has been a record of individual excellence over the years as could be noticed in swimming and boxing events despite the fact that the college has no Physical Instructor as both the sanctioned posts are lying vacant for a long time. With the college charging regular sports fee from its students and with all its vast grounds and other facilities, which could be utilized by the majority of its students, there could be better results in sports and excellence in sports could be a regular and abiding feature of the college.
The college charges very nominal tuition fees and other dues as a part of the state government policy. Total fee exemptions are available for girls and SC/ ST/OBC students. About three thousand deserving and socially marginalized students receive one or the other kind of State Government scholarships and grants. There are no tutorial groups as such and the interaction among students and teachers is occasional and restricted to class rooms only. There is no career guidance and employment information cell which may offer regular and updated guidance on careers and employment opportunities. Despite this, some of the students from this college have occupied positions of social recognition and repute during the last many years at the state and national levels.
Criterion â€“ VI : Organisation and Management
Being a big college fully controlled and financed by the state government, it has the state sponsored and prescribed regulatory mechanisms for administration and coordination in the college and works through a few ad hoc committees, constituted for effective implementation of different tasks by the Principal. The college had a budgeted expenditure of Rs 7,14,51,000/- for the year 2003-2004 out of which Rs 6,93,16,00/- has been the salary component leaving very little allocation for contingency, library, laboratory and maintenance expenditure. With higher revenue side expenditure the unit cost of education in the college is Rs 10,775/-.
UGC had allocated substantial developmental assistance to the tune of Rs 40,00,000/- during the IX Plan for its under-graduate programmes and eleven post-graduate departments. This grant was utilized to a large extent for the purposes for which it had been allocated. But the amount of Rs 50,000/- allocated for remedial courses and Rs 1,42,816/- allocated for the purchase of equipment and Rs 3708/- for participation of teachers in academic conferences, was surrendered, as it could not be utilized by the college. Even grant for the purchase of equipment worth Rs 20,939/- in the department of Botany and for Rs 21,823/- in the department of Zoology had been surrendered and returned to the UGC. For the X Plan the UGC has allocated Rs 12,48,480/- for the under-graduate and Rs 1,73,400 for the post-graduate departments so far as developmental grant on the basis of the merit of its proposals and as per its entitlement for its post-graduate and under-graduate programmes. Out of this allocation it has so far received Rs 8,60,000/- as on 31.3.2003 as on account grant so far and the college is still trying to utilize this for purchase of admissible items in terms of allocations.
Purchases are made as per norms and procedure prescribed by the state government even in the matter of purchases for the departments out of the allocations of the UGC and on account of this there are occasional delays in following this procedure and there are even chances of allocations getting lapsed even though there are internal purchase committees for this to ensure proper and timely utilization of funds. Apart from this, there is regular government audit of all expenditure every year.
Though there is no Grievances redressal cell as such established for the ventilation and redressal of grievances of teachers, students and non-teaching employees in the college yet all service matters under dispute or otherwise are referred to the Government whereas issues and complaints of local nature are looked into and settled at the Principals level. Provision of different kinds of loans also exists as per governmental norms and procedures for the benefit of teaching and non-teaching staff.
Besides the regular strength of over seven thousand students the limited college ministerial staff handles the examination related work of about ten thousand private students which tells heavily upon their own seasonal and routine college work efficiency and which even results in the teachers being assigned administrative jobs during the admissions days.
Criterion â€“ VII : Healthy Practices
The college admits students on the basis of merit in the qualifying examination in all its under-graduate and post-graduate classes which eliminates undue interference and makes the process transparent and beyond reproach and dispute.
The teachers are recruited through Rajasthan Public Service Commission and there are no ad hoc or contractual appointments even though the vacancies persist due to this process and this eventually tells up on the health of academic quality and teaching in the college.
The teachers have been carrying on with their teaching routine while also allowing participation of students in curricular and sports activities despite obvious space limitations in the college.
Blood donation camps being organized once a year by its NSS, NCC students and Scouts, is a good social extension and outreach activity. Some of the students participate in sports and other functions on their own to gain confidence and to come out of their rural syndrome.
Water and electricity supply in the college remains regular and uninterrupted throughout despite shortage and power cuts being experienced elsewhere.
As per University regulations, direct elections to Students Council are held regularly. This is a representative body of the college, which consists of students elected representatives and those who excel in academic performance in the university examinations.
The college is fully utilizing its sparse and scattered infrastructure and physical facilities.
The examinations are reported to be conducted on time without being postponed and enjoy the credibility of being fair and free from outside interference and use of unfair means. The results are also declared on time.
The Peer Team carefully went through the Self-Study Report and after its visit to various departments for interaction with teachers and others and after taking into account academic and other physical facilities in the college in serving the cause of quality higher education with a focus on the students of Hadoti region, has arrived at the following overall analysis.
The Peer Team considers that there are a few features of the college that it would wish to commend. Nevertheless there are also some concerns that the Team would like to bring to the attention of the college authorities for their consideration.
As a major institution with its past history, heritage and enviable record of educational service with post-graduate degree level courses in seventeen subjects, to students of a vast urban and rural milieu, through a merit based admission policy, the college has been serving the community through the government initiative and support.
The college has a huge infrastructure and a sprawling campus extended to an area of 150 acres as its unique physical asset. It has old buildings and adequate space for playgrounds. Being a Government college and being the one receiving regular development grant from the UGC since long, it does not have any basic resource handicaps even though financial resource constraints are visible as are common in a government college. It has a rich, well qualified and experienced faculty. Given these advantages, one would expect the educational endeavor to take off and usher in high quality education delivery for the students. But that is not the case to an extent. One does not come across high regular performance levels in sports and academics on the part of the students, barring a few instances of students getting University ranks and a small number of participants in Inter-University sports and games during the preceding five years despite the long history and tradition of the college. The drop-out rate is not high which is a commendable feature of the college but the attendance in the classes is disturbingly thin and discouraging while the university results are satisfactory.
The college was an autonomous college from 1987 to 1997 but due to its nonfunctional autonomy and possible inner contradictions it abandoned its autonomous status and reverted to the present status of an affiliated college.
The role of the faculty by and large reflects its involvement and commitment. This continues to enthuse the serious students to excel in their studies and co-curricular activities and work hard and perform better. For some inexplicable reasons the inputs from the faculty do not seem to focus on research and consultancy as an institutional imperative. In such a context, one would expect the Government to evince greater interest, monitor the role and inputs of the faculty and aim at motivating the students for still better levels of performance. However, the government seems to be wedded to a policy of non-interference in academic matters. Of courses there have been instances of arbitrary increase in seats in different departments without corresponding sanction of increase in faculty position and infrastructure. And such the college numerically presents a picture of an overpopulated institution while bursting at its seams in the absence of required number of rooms and other facilities for its increasing number of students year after year thus impairing its focus at quality education.
The following suggestions are offered by the Peer Team for the development of the college :
*In order to promote and sustain a spirit of competitive competence among its students it may introduce short term courses in computer literacy for those of its students for whom it is not compulsory so that they improve their employment potential. Common facility of computers may be provided to the faculty in each department, students, library and office staff. The students may be encouraged to become computer savvy and access information on different websites to supplement their knowledge and become more market-oriented. E-mail and FAX facilities may be introduced for prompt correspondence and exchange of information and ideas by the teaching staff and to supplement their interest in research. User charges on no loss no profit basis may be levied for this purpose. This may initially be started for all its post-graduate students and teachers.
*The library, being the hub of all academic activities and students information base, may be provided more funds for acquisition of latest books in all its post-graduate subjects. It should subscribe to at least a few more professional journals in each subject. Photocopying facility may be provided in the Library so that relevant information from books is taken by the students and teachers as per their requirements. Besides this urgent steps be taken to computerize the entire library holdings and acquisition and issue procedures. The imminent shortage of staff may be addressed to save it from further neglect and loss. Its services desire much to be improved. More staff be provided to keep the entire library in a smooth running condition and for its popular and useful services to the entire academic community of students and teachers. Most of its old books which are a state treasure and our link to the understanding of our past heritage, history and research require urgently to be put in preservative state. Despite the open access system available in the library, its issue and restoration process can be permitted as such to avoid any pilferage if there is more staff available in it. Even the scheme of earn while you learn could be explored as a via media to put students on duty for this. The entire stock of books urgently requires to be catalogued so as to enable the users to access them easily. Library, in brief, cries for an immediate positive intervention for its survival and for its better use.
*With the progressive, practical and financial constraints in government support, further possibilities may be explored to introduce short-term or part-time courses to generate additional resources for the college and to enhance the employment potential of its students. These could be with urban orientation with linkages for urban placements and emerging occupational needs of the cities.
*Communication courses could be considered to give the required polish and skill in their expression so relevant to urban placements. Even confidence building measures that could lead to improvement in personality and perception may be considered, to be made available in small units through interaction and understanding in spare time on the campus.
*Interest in research, which is an integral complement of teaching, needs to be encouraged. This alone ensures quality in teaching despite all physical and resource limitations of an institution.
*Teachers should undertake more minor and major research projects in areas of their own interest and specialization with assistance from the UGC, DBT, ICHR, ICSSR, CSIR, ICAR etc. or other funding agencies. This effort could be supplemented with the proximity of academic resources and facilities available at University of Kota and other nearby academic agricultural and industrial hubs.
*The teachers being the role models for students and youth should be encouraged in the task of giving latest information to their students both in the subject-related areas as well as in general studies.
*Teaching may be improved with the aid of technology. Use of teaching aids such as of OHPs, LCDs and multimedia may be introduced so as to enhance the reach and effects of teaching. This alone can ensure quality education.
*More interactive seminars and academic workshops may be organized to give teachers a platform to exchange their views and know the latest in their respective subjects and to establish academic communication. Teachers of distinction and eminence may be invited from neighboring colleges and universities to give the faculty and students the much-needed academic exposure. For this the administrative mind-set requires to be changed.
*Though the drop-out rate is not high yet remedial coaching should be available for the differently enabled and weak students at different levels and courses. Extra coaching and remedial coaching may be offered to bring the marginalized students to the main stream and improve their performance.
*Bridge courses in English may be organized for students as most of them are deficient in communication skills particularly those aspire for outside jobs at the international level.
*There is an urgent need to pay attention to the maintenance of the college buildings which are in a state of utter neglect and dilapidation and foreseeable collapse besides being a picture of slum survival.
*The open toilet in the vicinity of an academic building is an eye sore to the whole set up. This calls for proper provision of toilets for a huge presence of seven thousand male and female students on the campus.
*The whole campus calls for proper landscaping and planting of fresh trees with rich foliage to give it a green cover and eco-friendly environment. For this NSS volunteers, Scouts and NCC cadets could be involved to adopt the campus in order to make it clean and green.
*The Department of Botany should have its botanical garden in place as an important subject specific requirement for practicals. It should also have its herbarium. The laboratories are in a deplorable condition. There is an urgent need for a new wing for Botany to house a laboratory, museum and classrooms.
*The Department of Physics should have a proper dark room to facilitate its spectroscopy experiments and its equipment pool should be augmented to expose the students to latest experiments.
*Major repairs are required in the Department of Chemistry where there is seepage, and water logging inside the laboratories.
*Faculties in various departments should be allotted working space for their academic interaction and growth.
*Drawing & Painting Department should organize exhibitions to augment its resources and carry its creative quality artifacts and credibility of its creations to the market and to those who can appreciate its inputs. It is commendable that despite all constraints the department is bringing the best output.
*Linkages with local industry be developed.
*In order to improve awareness about evils such as of drug abuse, awareness camps may be organized in nearby rural areas. More lectures on these subjects may also be organized in the college along with emphasis on moral values, human rights and duties under our constitution.
*Canteen, which is to be the main refreshment centre for the vast community of students during the free periods, may be set up with facilities on the campus with better amenities such as good seating arrangements and snacks at reasonable prices.
*The college ministerial staff may not be assigned extra remunerative assignments such as are related to eight thousand private students. Issue of rolls numbers, admission forms and conduct of examination matters are to be handled by them besides their regular job of doing work for the regular student of the college. This eventually impairs their own efficiency and results in delay in routine matters. Better liaison between the teachers, non-teaching staff and the Principal is called for in these matters.
*In view of the demand for new courses in accordance with the emerging occupational patterns, the help of the alumni, parents and the State Government may be taken to introduce some new science and professional and job-oriented courses and combinations. With the UGC assistance add-on courses may be introduced to diversify and enhance employability of its students. For the new courses to be opened in a phased manner over a period of time, the college may have a perspective plan.
*The college should regularly bring out its magazine which it has not brought during the last many years even though it has been regularly charging dues for it from its students.
*Parent Teacher Association may be formed so as to elicit the interest of the society in the development of the college.
*Environmental awareness, consumer rights, gender issues, health and hygiene care, girl child, rural economy, AIDS, de-addiction, drug abuse, civic responsibilities etc are some of the current issues on which frequent debates may be organized for greater exchange of views. Clubs to promote and organize youth on these issues may be constituted by the college as a part of its extension and social outreach activities particularly under the leadership, help, guidance and participation of Department of Law.
*The college should set up health care unit on the campus for the yearly medical check up of its students and to provide a regular health cover to them. It may even go in for health insurance scheme for its students.
*A Post Office with a P.C.O and an extension counter of a Bank should be opened on the campus of the college for the students, employees and teachers.
*Regular Principal for the college may be appointed for stability in administration
*Physical Training Instructors may be appointed at the earliest for promoting interest of the student in games.
*Two Assistant Librarians should be appointed immediately to supplement care and control of the library. All Vacant post of non-teaching staff should be filled on priority basis.
*A coaching center may be set up for the benefit of SC/ST/OBC students who want to compete in the state and central service.
*In order to have more effective, decentralized and participative administration and discipline among students and to facilitate smooth functioning of the collegiate matters different committees may be made functional.
*The State Government may be approached for sanction of additional non-salary grants on a regular basis to improve the infrastructural facilities and to meet the contingency expenditure of the college of the college.
*A consortium of all accredited colleges of the State may be created to share healthy practices to be followed by each institution and also to focus attention on common weaknesses so as to minimize them in the larger institutional interest.
The Peer Team thanks the Principal, the coordinator of self-study report, teachers, students, non-teaching staff, and the old students of the college for their interaction with the team and cooperation and help in making arrangements which facilitated the entire work to be done in such a smooth manner within the given time frame.
J. P. Pachauri
I have gone through the report and I agree with it.
August 4, 2004
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