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Government PG College, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan


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Government PG College, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan
Address:Hindumal kot Road
Ravinder Path, Near Bhagat Singh Chowk
Sri Ganganagar (District Sri Ganganagar)
Rajasthan, India



Government PG College, Sri Ganganagar Rajasthan is a recognised institute / college. Status: Govt. Government PG College, Sri Ganganagar Rajasthan is also known as CBRG Government Girls PG College. Government PG College, Sri Ganganagar Rajasthan was established on / in 1979.


Government PG College is situated in Sri Ganganagar of Rajasthan state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Contact Person(s) of the Government PG College, Sri Ganganagar Rajasthan is (are): Nodal Officer Sh.R.C. Raigar (Mobile 94602-65810 ) .

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Contact Details of Government PG College, Sri Ganganagar Rajasthan are : 0154-2440056
0154-2470293



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Government PG College, Sri Ganganagar Rajasthan runs course(s) in Law stream(s).
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NAAC report of Government Post Graduate College

SECTION-1 : PREFACE
Government PG College, Sri Ganganagar is a 60 years old urban institution affiliated to the University of Bikaner, Bikaner (Rajasthan). Initially it was started as a secondary school in 1939 by Maharaja Ganga Singh. It was upgraded as an intermediate college in 1946. Since 1954 it is imparting education at graduation level. In 1960 it started postgraduate teaching. Presently, the college offers PG courses in seven disciplines and also provides research guidance leading to Ph.D. degree in four subjects. The college was started with the goal to provide quality education to the youth of the area. The college was recognized by the UGC under sections 12(B) and 2(f) of the UGC Act in 1971.

The Government PG College Sri Ganganagar, volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Bangalore. The institution submitted a Self Study Report (SSR) to NAAC. In response to this request, the NAAC constituted the Peer Team consisting of Prof. L.N. Dahiya, former Pro Vice-Chancellor of M.D. University, Rohtak as Chairman, Prof. S.K. Bhatia, Prof. of English & Director Academic Staff College, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Prof. Ramesh Mathur, Principal, College of Life Sciences, Gwalior as members. The Peer Team visited the college for three days during August 11-13, 2006. Dr K.N. Madhusudanan Pillai, Academic Consultant, NAAC, coordinated the Peer Team visit.

The College campus is spread over 28 acres of land. The college has various physical facilities to run the academic programmes. It has support services like central library, play grounds, computer centre, UGC Network Resource Centre, auditorium, girls common room, career guidance cell, one hostel, a canteen and parking shed. It is conducting in all, 14 academic programmes in 26 departments covering faculties of science, arts and Commerce. Modern subjects like electronics and computer, environmental studies, commerce are there. There are 45 teachers, out of which 17 are lady teachers. There are 19 and 14 teachers with Ph.D. and M.Phil degrees respectively. There are 23 members on the non-teaching staff. Recruitment of the teaching and non-teaching staff is made as per UGC and state Government guidelines. The college is funded by the state Government of Rajasthan. The unit cost of education at the college including salary component works out to be Rs 7692/- and excluding salary is Rs. 622/-. The college is receiving students from the local catchment area only. The total student enrolment in the college is 2,021 of which 422 are PG students. Only 17 female students are enrolled in undergraduate courses while 55 are in PG classes. The average drop out rate of students is 19 percent. Pass percentage is good, however, the number of first divisioners at undergraduate level is quite less. The college follows annual system of examination with three internal tests. NET and SLET examinations have been passed by several students. Out of the total 285 working days teaching was conducted on about 180 days.

The Peer Team carefully went through and analyzed the SSR submitted by the college prior to its visit. During its three day visit of the college, the team visited all the departments, support services and other facilities. It also interacted with all the constituents of the college, viz; Principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the college. The team also evaluated co-curricular and extension activities of the college and validated the relevant available information and documents. Based upon the above exercise and keeping in view the seven criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer Team has taken up the value judgment. The assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are presented as follows:

SECTION 2 : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
The college imparts education at graduation level in B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com. and at PG level in English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Political Science, Economics, Geography and History. Redesigning of the curriculum is done by the University to which the college teachers contribute as members of the Board of Studies in respective subjects. Six members of the staff are on the Board of Studies of different subjects. The college has to follow the prescribed syllabi approved by the University. Annually published prospectus gives required information on all aspects of the college. Sensitization of the teachers to regional needs is required. Students of only Geography department go for academic tours while other students have to depend on classroom study and seminars. There is very little horizontal mobility and elective options. Since courses are fixed for each faculty there is hardly any academic flexibility. College has not introduced any new courses in last three years except Military Science under self financing scheme. No modern curriculum is run except electronics and computer. The college may make specific efforts for periodical review of the goals and objectives of the college. Feed back from academic peers may be obtained by the institution for review and redesigning of its programmes. College has not introduced any new programme in last three years although proposals for some programmes are already submitted. The college has not undertaken any faculty improvement programmes for its teachers.

CRITERION II: TEACHING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The students are admitted in the college on the basis of their merit in various courses. Tests and tutorials are organized in various departments. Advanced learners are reported to be benefited by seminars. This may be helping a particular student who prepares a particular topic, but not all. Betterment of educationally disadvantaged students is also the responsibility of the teacher and the institution. For their improvement efforts be made for arranging tutorials/ bridge courses/ remedial courses. College does not have effective running of teaching-learning programmes as in Chemistry as there is no teacher in that department. In science subjects it becomes difficult to teach theory and practicals with paucity of teachers. Colleges are not allowed to appoint adhoc /temporary teachers in basic courses. However, adhoc teachers can be appointed for self financing courses. Teachers make their term-wise teaching plan. Three terminal tests are organized to monitor the progress of the students. Besides lectures, the students also learn through practicals and field work where ever it is possible. Teaching is conducted for about 180 days. A teacher teaches 24 periods per week. The entire teaching load is shared by full time teachers. Teachers are recruited by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission. Six teachers have participated in symposia and conferences. 21 teachers have attended refresher courses and one has attended orientation course. No seminars /workshops are organized by the college. A few teachers have published books, however, original writing by the teachers is lacking. Although research work is conducted in some departments but no effort has been made to develop national or international rapport with fellow institutes. This could strengthen standard of research and generate financial resources. The class room teaching is through conventional method. Teachers in the departments of Science and Geography use OHP, Slide Projector, Charts and Maps to supplement their class room teaching. Many of the PG departments organize extension lectures by inviting eminent scholars. The department of Sanskrit organized 51 sanskrit speaking camps in which students of different colleges participated. Two national astrology camps were also organized in which 170 participants took part. The department of Geography organizes survey camps under the supervision of teachers. The drawing and details of work are submitted to the department. The students also participate in door to door sociological survey. The department has also organized adventure camps.

The department of Hindi is organizing a national conference this year with financial assistance from UGC and state government. The department has established links with Jaipur and Bikaner universities.

CRITERION III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
Out of 45 teachers 19 are Ph.D.s 14 M.Phils and 12 Post Graduates. Some teachers have taken their research degree by availing themselves of faculty improvement programme. Research activities in the college are minimal. Geography department is relatively more active in its research activities. Out of seven teachers, three possess Ph.D degree. One teacher of Geography has completed four UGC research projects, published 3 books and 21 research papers. He has attended 37 conferences including 2 international conferences. Teachers have conducted research projects on important problems relevant to the society. Sanskrit and Hindi departments have also produced substantial research work. In the departments of Geography, Political Science, Economics, Sanskrit and Hindi together have 8 Minor Research Projects. The total outlay of these projects is Rs. 3,01,000/ (Rupees Three Lac One Thousand) only. Many teachers of the post graduates departments have attended National Conferences while a few have attended International conferences.

The college does not provide any financial assistance and seed money for doing research work. There is no research committee appointed by the college which could monitor research activities in the college. There is only one full time research scholar while 14 are on part time basis. The full time research scholar in the department of Sanskrit enjoys JRF. The NSS Units of the college organize activities in many spheres like AIDS awareness, Blood donation, environmental awareness etc. Students are also benefited through camps, field visits etc. A village was adopted by NSS volunteers where several environmental and social awareness programmes were conducted. There should be a research committee which could decide the UGC priorities for regional problems and encourage the teachers to take up research. There are no research extension plans. Teachers/departments do not publicize their expertise.

CRITERION IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
Total area of college campus is 28 Acres. The college has an administrative block with account office of the Principal, establishment office and accounts officer. There are 26 class rooms, 06 laboratories, one staff room, girls common room, one office each for NSS, NCC and career guidance cell, an auditorium, one hostel for boys. The class rooms are spacious, however the furniture of the class rooms require replacement and repair. Many of the class rooms lack good quality black boards.. The laboratories are adequately equipped. The maintenance and repair of the building is the responsibility of PWD. The college has 5 water coolers for supply of drinking water and a generator for the supply of electricity. The college plans to meet its infrastructure needs through the funds available from state Government, UGC, M.P. and M.L.A. developmental funds, however, no special efforts have been made in this direction. Whatever space is available is being optimally used. Hostel is too small with accommodation for only 50 students. Four units of NSS also help in this effort. Library has about 97202 books of which a large number of old volumes are awaiting weeding out. Addition of new books for various subjects are needed in view of the revised syllabi. Book bank facility is also available to the students. Library activities are yet to be computerized. Year before last only 174 books were added but last year 792 books were added. Modern facilities like reprography, audio and visual cassettes and internet are not available in the library. Only 13 News papers/magazines are subscribed in the library. Library is open only during working hours of the college. The college is not at present utilizing facilities like IUCCA, IAS and INFLIBNET. The UGC Network Resource Centre is being setup expecting assistance from UGC. A computer centre, with 16 systems, located in the department of commerce caters to the needs of all the departments which remains open from 9.15 a.m. to 5 p.m. No learning packages have been developed by the center. Computers are maintained by a company as per the guidelines of the state Government. No health services are provided to the students. Multimedia, Botanical garden, museum, geography lab., commerce lab. have to be developed or modernized. Recreational facilities in the hostel and also for day scholars need to be improved. The college has medium size auditorium to organized various cultural and co curricular activities. It has an open air auditorium also.

Facilities for volley ball, hand ball, badminton, kho-kho, kabaddi, basket ball, cricket and weight lifting are extended to the students. A gymnasium is, however, is lacking. Only ¾ of the campus is protected by the compound wall which is essential to be completed for the security of the campus and also to prevent trespassing and stray cattle. The college utilizes the facility of nearby indoor stadium and sports complex of the district administration for coaching purpose. The College extends its facilities to University, education departments and other government agencies for various activities.

CRITERION V : STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
On an average 83 per cent students appear in their qualifying examination with 17 per cent drop out. An updated prospectus is published every year with all the necessary information including the time-table, fee concession rules and discipline rules. As per government policy tuition fee for girls is exempted. Last year merit scholarship was awarded to 9 students.128 students received merit cum means scholarships. 540 students were given SC/ST fellowships. 41 OBC hostlers also received scholarships. Year before last 20 handicapped students got financial assistance.
The college has formed an Alumni Association recently.

Only 25 percent students go for higher degrees. It is good that in the last five years 10 students have passed UGC–CSIR NET examination and 20 students have passed SLET. Teachers help the students in academics through personnel counseling. Besides annual publication of prospectus the college also publishes press notes which help the prospective students. The college website, www.geocites.com / govt collegesgnr, gives various academic and administrative information about the college. The college magazine ‘Navbharti’ is published giving an opportunity to students to develop their writing talent and confidence. Performance of the sports teams has been consistently good. Several teams of the college participated in the inter collegiate tournaments conducted by the University and the directorate of higher education and won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in many competitions. Five boys and one girl represented in the University teams during the last three years.

Placement cell has been newly established which organizes seminars and Demos by various agencies. Employment cell has successfully motivated about 50 students for self employment. Career guidance cell is looked after by three teachers. Photographs and News paper cuttings were displayed depicting the various activities of the cell. The cell has organized 6 summer camps on accounting, financial accounting, personality development, English speaking etc. The cell has also identified job sites for finding suitable jobs by the students. Women cell is quite active in organizing creative programmes like greeting cards, competitions like rangoli, songs and posters. Although a grievance cell exists but grievance boxes are not placed on the campus.

Two NSS volunteers participated in RDC Parade in 2005 and three NCC cadets have participated in RDC parade during the last three years. During the same period sixty four cadets passed B certificate and thirty seven cadets passed C certificate.

CRITERION VI : ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
The college work is accomplished through various committees consisting of senior faculty members. A college development committee consisting of local MP, MLA, president district council, collector, director higher education, principal, vice principal, president student union one faculty member, two advocates, two educationist, two senior citizen and two donators, oversee the various development activities of the college. Work efficiency of the teachers is largely monitored through self appraisal submitted by the teachers and Annual Confidential Report (ACR) given by the principal. All non teaching staff took computer-training.
Last year’s expenditure shows that no amount was spent under important heads like Student Aid Fund, Library development, remedial courses and Medical. It is expected that the funds allocated are suitably spent. Employees are benefited through normal welfare schemes of the Gov’t. Major items are purchased through tender notice. Internal audit of accounts is carried out by the Director of Inspection Rajasthan, Jaipur.

The college did not take any assistance from any external agency for improvement of the organization and management. Efficiency of the non-teaching staff is monitored by the Head of the department and Dean academics. No resource generation plan has been devised by the college.

CRITERION VII : HEALTHY PRACTICES
The college in order to create a conducive teaching – learning environment is focusing on the unique practices that add to its academic ambience. The following healthy practices followed by the college are appreciated by the Peer Team.

*Admission to various course are made on the basis of academic merit.

*The college follows its academic calendar meticulously.

*No tuition fee is charged from girl students

*The college imparts value based education through seminars and extension lectures. Almost all departments organize extension lectures inviting experts in the respective area.

*Civil responsibilities are inculcated in students through NSS and NCC activities.

*The college has book bank facility in the centre library for poor students.

*Parents are informed periodically about the progress of their wards in terminal tests.

*In Sanskrit department efforts to popularize Sanskrit through regular work shops and study camps are worth emulating.

*Geography students prepare topographical maps and social survey reports providing sufficient data about local resources.

*Staff and students are well disciplined.

*The campus is kept clean and pollution free through camps, organizes by NSS and NCC volunteers.

*The important festivals/occasions and other important days are organized and celebrated with greater fervour.

SECTION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The Peer Team, on the basis of SSR and after visiting the institution for three days is of the opinion that the college has made steady progress in translating its goals and objectives into practice over the years. There are a number of good features of the college which the Peer Team members would like to commend and also express their concern for the future growth of the institution.

COMMENDATIONS
*The college has an effective and efficient internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism. The Principal, staff and students all work in unison for the growth of the college.

*Academic calendar is strictly adhered to and the number of teaching days are as per norms.

*The available infrastructure is well maintained and utilized in an optimal manner. Total stock of infrastructure is verified annually.

*Teachers are encouraged to carry out research, and to organize and attend conferences, seminars and workshops. Several teachers have done well in their chosen fields of research. Many teachers of the PG departments are Ph.D. holders.

*The entire teaching staff is on regular basis. The faculty is recruited on merit as per the UGC and state government rules.

*The departments of Geography and Sanskrit undertake extension activities which are useful for the society.

*The college organizes events and activities for the overall personality development of students all the year round.

*Six faculty members are on various Boards of Studies at the university level.

RECOMMENDATONS
*Recruiting adequate teaching faculty as per UGC guidelines is essential.

*Frequent transfers of teacher may be avoided by state government in the interest of the institution.

*Recruitment of a teacher in Chemistry should be done without any delay, since there is not a single teacher in the chemistry department.

*Teachers should be encouraged to visit institute of repute to know emulate health practices followed there. Services of professionals from different places and fields could be secured for updating knowledge and advancement in different fields.

*Teachers may be encouraged for consultancy services wherever it is possible.

*A Research Committee at the college level be formed to further accelerate research activities in the college. More and more teachers could apply for minor / major research projects from funding agencies like UGC, DST, ICPR, ICAR, ICSSR, HRD etc.

*To strengthen the academic base of the institution computer lab in UGC Network Resource Centre with internet facilities be arranged with easy access to staff and students for browsing.

*There is need to pay more emphasis on interactive learner-centered teaching methods with the help of LCD, OHP, TV, CD Players etc. Relevant software should be procured for B.Com. students.

*The courses of study need to be updated in tune with UGC recommendations.

*Automation of Library and office be done on priority basis. Latest volumes and editions may be procured in the library. Reprographic facilities may be made available to the students at subsidized rates.

*Add-on courses as recommended by the UGC may be started in the college.

*The college is required to take remedial courses for educationally disadvantage students more seriously.

*Students feed back of their campus experiences and teaching-learning experience may be obtained in structured format and suitably analyzed.

*Career guidance and placement cell should be further strengthened for the benefit of the students.

*There is a need to improve language and communication skills particularly of those students coming from rural areas. A language lab may be set up for this purpose.

*More recreational / leisure time facilities be provided to the students.
Counseling activities for the students may be strengthened to build up confidence among the rural students.

*Sports personnels may need further encouragement and motivation. Efforts may be made to fill the post of lecturer in physical education.

*Outreach programme of the college need to be broadened and expanded to enhance the reputation of the institution. NGOs and GOs may be associated with these activities.

*Recently formed alumni association should be strengthened speedily to utilize their services for the overall growth of the institution.

*A parent teacher association may also be established.

*The institution should devise imaginative and effective resource mobilization and managerial strategies.

*College development committee which consists of District Administration and higher education authorities besides people representative may take genuine interest in the growth and development of the college. They can help the college to avoid procedural delays that hamper the developmental process of the college.

*Interaction and linkages between the college and the affiliating university is very necessary.

*Health services be provided to students inside the campus.

*The college for its long term growth may devise a workable strategy and prepare a road map to introduce innovative self financing and market oriented courses, so that the students are appropriately adjusted and settled in their career.

The Peer Team wishes to express its gratitude to the Principal, Steering Committee, Teaching and non-teaching staff, students-alumni and parents for their co-operation, assistance and interaction during the visit. The team wishes the college all the success in its future endeavour in the pursuit of quality and excellence.

(Prof. L.N. Dahiya)
Chairman

(Prof. S.K. Bhatia)
Member

(Prof. R.C. Mathur)
Member

(Dr. K.N. Madhusudanan Pillai )
Co-ordinating officer NAAC

I have gone through the report and I agree with it.

(Sh. Sarwan Singh)

Place : Sri Ganganagar

Date : 13-August, 2006

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