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PP College, Nischinta Koili, Orissa
Nischinta Koili (District Cuttack)
Orissa, India



PP College, Nischinta Koili Orissa is a recognised institute / college. PP College, Nischinta Koili Orissa was established on / in 1982.


PP College is situated in Nischinta Koili of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.


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PP College, Nischinta Koili Orissa runs course(s) in Arts , Science stream(s).
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Approval details: PP College is affiliated with Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (Orissa)



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NAAC report of PP College

Section 1 :Introduction
Panchayat Prahallad College, Nischintakoili is located in a rural area in the district of Cuttack in Orissa. Nischintakoili is about 42 kms away from Cuttack, the old State capital of Orissa, on the Cuttack-Chandabali Road. The College was established in the year 1979 first as Nischintakoili College and later as Panchayat College due to the support of village Panchayats of the Nischintakoili Panchayat Samity in its establishment. It was renamed as Panchayat Prahallad College in memory of Sri Prahallad Sahu, who donated land for the construction of the College building. Utkal University affiliated the College in 1980-81 to teach Intermediate Arts. The College started receiving grant-in-aid from the State Government in 1985-86 and has been recognized by UGC under sections 2f and 12B of UGC Act from the year 1993. It started teaching Degree Arts courses at Pass and Honours level from 1984-85 and Degree Science courses at Pass level since 1998-99. It received permanent concurrence of the State Government of Orissa in the year 2002.

At present, Panchayat Prahallad College has undergraduate Arts and Science courses in a total of fourteen subjects apart from two core subjects common to Arts and Science streams. The College also runs Higher secondary courses under the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Orissa. It has a teaching faculty of 31 teachers including three Demonstrators and a teacher of Physical Education, 11 temporary teachers, and one part-time teacher. There are 26 members of Non-teaching staff including 6 belonging to the technical category.

The total enrolment of students in the undergraduate classes was 344 during the academic year 2004-05, all from the State of Orissa. The College follows an annual system of academic activities as prevalent under Utkal University. The College has 180 teaching days per year out of 240 working days.

Panchayat Prahallad College stands on a spacious campus measuring more than seven acres on Cuttack-Chandbali Road. It has three separate buildings around a play ground with adequate space for horizontal extensions. It has a common room for boys and girls, a cycle shed under construction and a small canteen.

The College has a Governing Body constituted according to State Government Rules. The Principal is the Chief Executive of the College and is assisted by Academic and Accounts Bursars as well as various Committees. The Unit Cost of education has been Rs. 9366 and Rs. 4753 including and excluding salary expenditure respectively.

The College volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and formed a Steering Committee consisting of senior teachers and the College Head Clerk, under the leadership of the Principal. The College submitted its self-study report in March, 2005. A Peer Team was constituted by NAAC, consisting of Prof. P. K. Chaudhuri, formerly Member Secretary, West Bengal State Council of Higher Education, as Chairperson, Prof. K. P. Singh, former Prof. and Head of the Dept. of History, B. R. A. Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, as Member-Coordinator and Prof. Manju Salil Mitra, Former Principal, Government P.G. Arts and Commerce College , Bilaspur, Chattisgarh, as Member. The Peer Team visited the College on 19th. and 20th. November 2005. The Team interacted with the Principal, Members of the Governing Body, teachers, non-teaching staff and a representative groups of students, guardians and alumni. The Team visited all the departments and facilities and examined a sample of documents to check and validate facts and figures given in the Self-Study Report. The present report of the Peer Team is based on a detailed study of the Self-Study Report, a supplementary copy submitted by the College as well as information collected through observations, interactions and validation of facts and figures.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The primary objectives behind the establishment of Panchayat Prahallad College in the rural backdrop of Nischintakoili were to spread higher education among the boys and girls of the locality and bring up generations of responsible and enlightened citizens. The College has declared its mission in its Memorandum in the Certificate of Registration of the College Society.

Panchayat Prahallad College offers undergraduate B.A. and B.Sc. programmes under affiliation of Utkal University. The Arts faculty has departments of English, Oriya, Political Science, History, Education, Economics, Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology. All the subjects are taught at both Pass and Honours levels excepting the last three which are taught at Pass level only. The Science faculty, which has started in 1998-99, consists of the departments of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, all teaching at Pass level only.

A student of Arts degree course has to study English and a Modern Indian language as compulsory subjects. He also has to opt for two elective subjects out of Pol. Science, History, Oriya, Economics, Education, Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy. He also has to study one elective subject from 'Indian Polity' and 'Landmarks of Indian History'. In the final degree examination 'Indian Society & Culture' and either 'Environmental Studies' or 'Population Studies' are compulsory. A student can study any one out of English, Economics, Education, Oriya, Pol. Science and History as Honours Subject.

A B. Sc. Student can study three subjects out of Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology and elective Subjects. In the second year of B.Sc. Programme a student has to study 'Environmental Studies' and 'Information Technology' while in the third year they have to study 'Indian Society and Culture'.

The B.A. and B.Sc. examinations are held in three parts, the 'First-degree' , 'Second degree and Final examinations at the end of first, second and third years respectively.

The College does not have any self-financing Courses or non-core options. Utkal University has framed its syllabi in modular form, which are used by departments to plan its teaching schedules.

The University undertakes review and revision of syllabi at intervals of about three years. One teacher of the College has been a Member of a University Board of Studies.

There is no interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approach in teaching. However, arts students have the opportunity of studying Environmental Science, while a science student can study Social History and Culture, thereby obliterating the sharp border between science and arts streams.

There has not been any academic audit of the College in recent years. However, the College has requested the University to conduct such an audit and submitted proforma information.

Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
Panchayat Prahallad College admits students to the degree classes on the basis of their performance in the Higher Secondary or equivalent examination. The College maintains various quotas according to Government orders. 8% and 12% of the seats are reserved for SC and ST candidates respectively. Candidates who have represented the State at national level, those holding NCC Certificates and orthopaedically handicapped students are given advantages in the matter of admission by adding some percentage of marks to their score in the qualifying examination.

The College conducts Annual and Test examinations but no test is held to identify the weaker or more advanced students. All students are required to attend tutorial classes held for groups of 16 students. However, there is no challenge placed before the more advanced students.

The College has 180 teaching days per year. The College is open six days a week, from 8.30 AM to 5 PM. It has 32 permanent teachers belonging to the categories of Lecturers and Readers. Besides, there are three Demonstrators and a qualified teacher of Physical Education. The College has appointed 16 temporary full-time teachers and a part-time teacher out of its own resources. However, since February 2002 there is a ban on recruitment of temporary teachers imposed by the State Government. Consequently no new subjects have been introduced in recent years. At present, two teachers are on study leave for doing research work.

The College conducts remedial classes for weaker students and also for students appearing at 'Back Paper Examinations' in the degree course.

The College recruits its own teachers by advertising the vacant posts in newspapers and forming a selection committee according to State Government rules. UGC norms are followed in respect of qualifications. However, there has not been any recruitment since 1999. A number of teachers are paid directly by the State Government and they are transferred and posted by the Director of Higher Education, Government of Orissa.

A few of the teachers have participated in seminar and conference organized by different University bodies. For smooth running of the college administration, the G.B has formed several committees. Most of the teachers are members of those committees. Some departments of Panchayat Prahallad College conduct seminars.

Performance of the teachers is evaluated through self-appraisal. The Principal receives feedback about the teachers from monthly progress forms of the teachers, Heads of departments and evaluation by students.

The College Examination Committee is in charge of conducting the Annual and Test examination of the College. It also manages the University examinations held at the College premises.

The College provides opportunity for its students to participate in some indoor and outdoor games under a teacher of Physical Education. There is provision for training of students in Yoga and Karate. Students can express themselves through the College Magazine and wall magazines.

The College makes an effort to impart Value Education. Lectures are arranged periodically on human qualities, human rights, environmental pollution, Prevention of AIDS, Evils of Drug Addiction etc.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
A few teachers of the college, numbering nine, are actively engaged in Research activity and 13 teachers have got M.Phil. degree at Panchayat Prahallad College. The College does not provide any financial support for research or permit changes in teaching schedules. One teacher in Education has completed a UGC funded Minor Research Project with an outlay of Rs.30,000.00 under the 9th plan Faculty Development Programme. However, two teachers of the college have received Minor Research Projects from the UGC in the Xth. Plan Period. Three teachers have written books for children and on research work. The College does not have any opportunity to offer consultancy, nor does it publicise the expertise available.

The College has diverse extension activities. It has two units of NSS volunteers, one for boys and the other for girls, with enrolment of 48 and 47 respectively. The teacher acting as Programme Officer received the 'Best Programme Officer in the State' award in 2002-03 and the Indira Gandhi National award for the year 2003-04. The Programme Officer of the Girls' NSS Unit also got the best NSS Officer award in the University in the year 2003-04. There is also one unit of Youth Red Cross. The College conducts awareness programmes on Health and Hygiene, prevention of AIDS and preservation of the environment. Blood donation camps are held every year. The NSS units of the College have organized self-help groups consisting of both students and outsiders which are trained to produce marketable commodities. The College has organized training programmes on Disaster Management and Fire-Fighting. A 'Road Safety Club' has been formed in the College by Sri Ram group of Companies of Chennai. The club organizes essay competition and debates to create awareness about road safety and prevention of road accidents. There are several other NGOs like CSRD, Red Cross and St. John's Ambulance, as well as the State department of Fire prevention collaborating with the College in extension activities.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Panchayat Prahallad College has a large campus measuring little 7.082 acres on the road connecting Cuttack and Chandbali. It has three separate buildings built around a spacious playground. A two-storied administrative-cum-academic building accommodates Principal's chamber, the College office, girls' common room and some laboratories of science faculties. Two other buildings have classrooms, boys' common room and the staff common room. The College library, named 'Radharani Library' is housed in a separate building constructed after the 1999 cyclone by an NGO. There are also a cycle shed and an open air stage within the campus. Some trees have been planted in the campus, but there are vast empty stretches.

The College library has 11,683 books comprising both reference books and UGC books. It does not subscribe to any journals but several periodicals and newspapers are made available. The library has a computer but no library software has been installed. Reprographic facility is available to teachers and students. The library hours are from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. on working days. However, it is kept open for three hours, from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. on every third Sunday. During the last two years, about 620 books have been added to the library at a cost of about Rs. 78,000. A library committee supervises functioning of the library. There are no departmental libraries in the college.

An amount of Rs.9,71,040 has been sanctioned by UGC during the Xth. plan period, including Rs. 4,85,520 for the construction of a lecture theatre. The College buildings are maintained by allotment of funds in the annual budget.

The College has two computers purchased from the UGC grant but there is no center computer facilities. None of the departments have any computers.

The College has a large play ground and some facilities for athletics and outdoor games. There is a qualified Physical Education Teacher but the students do not participate in inter-college and other meets.

The College has a small canteen but does not have any hostels for boys and girls or health service for the benefit of students. The infrastructure of the College is not made available to external agencies for use during holidays or outside college hours. However the State Government uses the College building for conducting administrative training programmes and establishing polling booths.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The College has published a College Calendar for 2005-06 containing detailed information on College and Library rules, admission procedure, courses of studies, fee structure, university rules and regulations, scholarships, stipends and other financial aids available. It also provides information on various extension activities of the College and the Students' Association. All the 344 students enrolled in 2004-05 were from within the state. The College does not receive any application for admission from overseas students and has no special policy for them.

The College has a drop-out rate of 20% and during the last two years, about 79% per cent of students appearing in the final examination have been successful.

Students of the College are eligible to get National Merit Scholarship. During the years 2002-03 and 2003-04 one student has received the scholarship each year. A few students receive Senior Merit scholarship and stipends awarded to children of bidi workers. However, about 100 students have been given financial aid during 2004-05 from Students' Aid Fund of the College, established through students' contributions.

The College has a proctorial system. Every student is assigned to a teacher who acts as his or her proctor. The student reports progress in studies, health, living conditions etc. to the proctor, who looks after the well being of the student.

The College has constituted self-help groups of students as well as outsiders under the leadership of the NSS Programme Officer. The groups have been trained in tailoring and making agarbatis and phenyl. Though there is no formal Counselling Cell, teachers acting as proctors provide academic and personal counseling.

The College has an Alumni Association. The Association has been given the responsibility of raising funds for the development of the College.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
Panchayat Prahallad College is managed by a Governing Body formed according to Government rules. The Principal is the Secretary to the G.B. and the chief executive of the College. Various administrative responsibilities have been bestowed on the Vice-Principal, the Academic, Administrative and Accounts Bursars, the Professors in charge of Time Table, Examination, Library, the Secretary to the Staff Council and the Advisor to the Students' Union. Besides, there are several committees like the Internal Audit Committee with assigned responsibilities. An Alumni Association has been formed recently. The Bursars maintain a check on the performance and efficiency of the non-teaching staff, analyze the feedback from students and suggest necessary steps for improvement of work efficiency. The Professor in Charge of Time-Table prepares the Academic Calendar in consultation with the Staff Council and other Committees concerned. On the whole, there is a healthy trend of decentralization of power and responsibilities in the institution.

The College has not recruited any teacher or non-teaching staff during the last five years. It has organized computer training programme for the office staff.

Tuition fees charged by the College are meager and have not been revised for many decades. The College charges Rs. 9 and 10 respectively per month as tuition fees for degree classes from pass and honours students. However, there are a host of other charges that a student has to pay, like monthly General maintenance Fees, Improvement fees and fees for Identity card, Proctor, Junior Red Cross, Lesson Plan, Mark sheet, Honours enrolment, College examination, College Union, Teachers' Aid Fund etc. and the total of 50 items comes to Rs.700 per annum. The College does not have any self-financing courses.

The College keeps record of income and expenditure under various heads. However, there is no estimate of projected expenditure. In the annual budget for the year 2003-04, budget provision and actual expenditure have often been inconsistent. The College has a system of Internal Audit.

Financial resources of the College come from Grant-in-aid from the State Government, students' fees and development grants from UGC and Local Area Development Fund of the local MLA and MP.

The Academic Bursar is in charge of monitoring the quality and progress of teaching and general performance of teachers.

The Vice-Principal and the Administrative and Accounts Bursars monitor performance of non-teaching staff through periodic assessment. They also take note of the feedback obtained from students. Corrective measures are taken as and when necessary to improve the work efficiency. The College has arranged for computer training for members of non-teaching staff.

Major purchases of the College are steered by the Purchase Committee. The Committee decides on the items and probable cost, invites quotations and places orders and ensures supply of goods to the College. The College has recently formed a Grievance Redressal Cell consisting of two teachers which is yet to a start functioning.

The College has a Co-operative Credit and Thrift Society which provide loans to members of teaching and non-teaching staff for construction and repair of building, higher education of children and other exigencies.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The College suffered badly in the cyclone of 1999 that devastated the coastal regions of Orissa. In six years' time, the College has made an admirable recovery, helped only by an NGO, the CRSD.

The College has various extension activities under NSS and Youth Red Cross which sensitize them about civic responsibilities and preservation of environment.

The College has established a community orientation through formation of self-help groups who are trained in tailoring and making sellable products.

The College has a system of assigning students to Proctors, who can constantly supervise the progress of the students and provide personal counseling.

Administration of the College is transparent and participatory. Responsibilities are shared by many and junior teachers are trained up to assume greater responsibilities in future.

The College has arranged Life Insurance facility for its students at a nominal cost.

The College has utilized UGC grant under IX and X plan in a proper way for the development of the College and also grant received from the local MLA

The College has a neat and clean campus and a student participate in cultural programme.
For the development of the personalities of students different competitions literary, drama, dance, music, debate, G.K., Quiz are organized.

The College has its own dress code for students.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
Panchayat Prahallad College, affiliated to Utkal University has just celebrated its Silver Jubilee. The cyclone of 1999 caused serious damage to its infrastructure. However, with determination and assistance from an NGO, it has recovered to a great extent.

Located in a rural area, the College has made rather slow progress in academic development since its establishment in 1979. It offers only conventional subjects and although the science stream has started in 1998-99, it teaches science subjects at pass level only, with rather small enrolment. The College has not availed of the vocational courses offered by UGC and at present there is no job-oriented subject.

The College has adequate number of teachers, though not all are permanent. It has sufficient supporting staff for its office and academic departments. However, some of its capacity is being utilized to run the Higher Secondary section since the enrolments in the honours courses are rather small.

The College has developed its infrastructure with its own funds, financial assistance of the State Government, UGC. MLA's LAD Fund and donation from a local NGO. Although sufficient for the programmes run at present, the College would need further flow of funds to impart multidimensional education as per present day demands.

The principal weakness of the College lies in the backwardness of the locality, non-availability of job oriented courses, honours courses in science subjects and a natural tendency of the meritorious students to move to more established colleges in Cuttack and elsewhere.

However, the Peer Team has noticed some commendable features of Panchayat Prahallad College. These are:

Administration of the College is efficient.

The College has adopted several programmes related to community development.

The College has adopted a Proctorial System that serves the purpose of personal counseling.
There is a conscious effort to develop the personality of the students through Value Education, Cultural activities and various competitions.

Recommendations:
Panchayat Prahallad College should try to introduce need-based and job-oriented courses suited to its socio-economic background. Apart from non-core courses on Computer Applications and Communicative English, the College may try to introduce training in tailoring, food processing and handicrafts. A short programme on entrepreneurship may also be helpful to the graduating students.

The College may also try to introduce training for competitive examinations, like the State and National Civil Service examinations on self-financing basis.

The College makes an effort to impart Value Education through invited lectures. This practice may be continued with vigour and lectures organized on secularism, convergence of religious thought, human rights, evils of dowry system, eradication of superstitions, social equality and justice, environmental issues, etc.

The College may encourage use of innovative and learner-centred teaching strategies to supplement classroom teaching. Use of teaching aids may be encouraged and the teaching aids available in the College should be put to best use. More of seminar lectures by invited experts, teachers including those of neighboring colleges and by the more advanced students may serve to create interest among the students. The College may arrange educational excursions, visits to museums and places of historical interest under the guidance of teachers.
Teachers may try to obtain more Minor Research Projects, either on their own or in collaboration with other institutions. Research topics should preferably be relevant to local and present day needs.

The College will need additional space for classrooms, library and laboratories for future development. The library reading room may be provided with more space. The College may consider vertical extension of existing buildings where possible. There is scope for enhancing the greenery of the campus that was lost due to the cyclone of 1999. Plantation of trees yielding timber would be beneficial for the environment and profitable in the long run. The College may approach the local MP and other agencies for funds for construction and extension of buildings.

Many students would be benefited if the College provides hostel accommodation. The College may seek UGC assistance for construction of hostel, especially for girls.

The College needs to encourage use of computers in the library, the College office and in all academic departments. It would be useful to establish a computer centre to ensure access to computers for all departments. In future the College may have to use computers for course work of students in many subjects and the preparation should begin. Teachers should also be given training in computer application and access to Internet facility.

The College has some facilities for sports. However, greater participation of the students in sports and physical education is needed. The College may try to introduce calisthenics and rhythmics, Kabaddi and Kho-kho to involve more students at low cost.

The College may try to establish a Medical Centre for both students and staff, since medical facilities are not easily available in the locality. The College also needs to augment its canteen facility to provide simple and hygienic food at reasonable cost. The cycle shed under construction should also be expanded according to the need.

The College should try to keep up-to-date record of its alumni and may invite the Alumni Association to take an active part in the development of the College.

The College may constitute a committee to look after cultural activities and increase the participation of students.

The Chairman and Members of the Peer Team take this opportunity to express their appreciation for the cooperation extended to them by the Principal and staff of the institution. The Peer Team wishes the College a very bright and fruitful future.

(P. K. Chaudhuri)
Chairman

(K. P. Singh)
Member-Coordinator

(Manju Salil Mitra)
Member

(Shri Prafulla Chandra Mohanty)
Principal, Panchayat Prahallad College
Nischintakoili, Dist. Cuttack, Orissa

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