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SA Mahavidyalaya, Balipatna, Orissa


SA Mahavidyalaya, Balipatna, Orissa
Balipatna (District Khordha (Khurda))
Orissa, India

SA Mahavidyalaya, Balipatna Orissa is a recognised institute / college. Status: Co-Ed. SA Mahavidyalaya, Balipatna Orissa is also known as Sishu Ananta Degree Mahavidyalaya. SA Mahavidyalaya, Balipatna Orissa was established on / in 1980.

Principal of SA Mahavidyalaya, Balipatna Orissa is (Mobile 9437178644).

SA Mahavidyalaya is situated in Balipatna of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at SA Mahavidyalaya, Balipatna Orissa are Admission (I/C) 9861218389, DEO 9438011504.

email ID(s) is SA Mahavidyalaya Balipatna Orissa

Contact Details of SA Mahavidyalaya, Balipatna Orissa are : Sishu Ananta (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Balipatna
Principal Mobile: 9238860985
Admission Mobile: 9861218389
DEO Mobile: 9438011504


SA Mahavidyalaya, Balipatna Orissa runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
+3Arts , Science

Approval details: SA Mahavidyalaya is affiliated with Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (Orissa)

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NAAC report of SA Mahavidyalaya

Shishu Ananta Mahavidyalaya, Balipatna, Orissa volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted a Self-Study report to NAAC in (SSR) in January 2007. A Peer Team was constituted by NAAC to visit the Institution and validate the Self Study Report. The Peer Team constituted of Professor G.N. Talukdar, Former Vice-Chancellor, Gawahati University as Chairperson, Professor K. Sasikumar, Former Principal, Sree Narayan College, Kollam, Kerala as Member-Coordinator, and Professor Mohit K. Ray, Former Professor of English and Head, Department of English Burdwan University as a Member visited the college for two days (24-25 March, 2007) for validating the SSR. The visit was coordinated by Dr M.S.Shyamasundar, Deputy Advisor, NAAC, Bangalore.

Shishu Ananta Mahavidyalaya, the premier educational institution of Balipatna legislative constituency and the oldest and the only degree college in the block in which it is situated, was established on 07 September 1980 as an intermediate Arts College. The college is situated in a campus of 4. 83 acres in rural area. Initially the college started with only 26 students but had 471 students in 2005-2006, the three-year Arts and three-year Science courses being introduced in 1986-87 and 1993-94 respectively. The Institution has 12 departments, and has 21 full time teachers and 23 temporary teachers. The Institution has a Central Library, Gymnasium hall, Women's Rest Rooms, Canteen, Students' Centre and a Grievance Redressal Cell

The college was affiliated to Utkal University as a degree college in the year 1986-87 and became an aided institution by the Government of Orissa in 1985-86 and got UGC recognition under 2(f) and 12(b) in 1992. The Chairperson of the Peer team had a long discussion with the members of the team on March 23rd evening at the place of stay. The visit started with a meeting with the Principal at 9.00a.m. The Peer team visited the different departments, discussed with the faculty members, and visited the facilities made available by the college. The team also had interacted with the President of the G.B., parents, alumni, students and other stakeholders of the college. After completing the above exercises, the Peer team furnishes below its assessment based on the seven criteria prescribed by the NAAC.

Criterion- 1
Established in 1978 Shishu Ananta Mahavidyalaya is the premier educational institution in Balipatna and its mission is to provide value-based, effective, quality education to the students The college follows the curriculum prepared by Utkal University to which it is attached for three year degree courses in Arts and Science. It runs 2 programmes and has 11 teaching departments in Arts and Science. In Arts it has English, Oriya, Political Science, History, Economics and Philosophy while the subjects taught in Science are: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology. It has Honours affiliation in 07 subjects. These are: History, Political Science, Economics and Oriya, in Arts and Physics, Chemistry and Botany in Science. A course of contemporary relevance such as a certificate course in Computer has been introduced as joint venture with JVC. The course offered in Computer Science is a self-financing course.

Although as an affiliated college of Utkal University the college follows the traditional curricular and conventional subjects, it makes serious efforts to carry the declared mission into effect by imparting value-based teachings at the beginning of the session.

Criterion- II
The number of teaching days in the last academic year (2005-2006) was 190, while the total number of working days was 240. Total no. of examination days was 46.

The college has a transparent admission system in keeping with the norms laid down by the Directorate of Higher Education. For admission to Honours the norms laid down by the University are followed with some occasional exceptions in special cases. The college tries to make the teaching-learning process effective and meaningful through personal interactions between the students and the teachers, monthly class tests, reviews by the Principal of the academic process and interdisciplinary seminars, among others. The college follows the self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the teaches There is also the provision of the assessment of the teachers by students. The teachers are allowed to go for Orientation Courses, Refresher Courses, Seminars, Conferences etc. to improve their quality of teaching. Teachers have attended 28 Refresher Courses and 10 Orientation Courses. The teachers also attend the cultural events organized in local areas and thus strengthen the emotional bond with the students and the local community. As a result the college becomes a part of the social ethos.

The college offers some remedial programmes to the students in an informal way. The college has two computers and audio-visual facility (OHP). In addition to the university examination there is a system of internal evaluation as well.

The college is an undergraduate, grants-in-aid, affiliated institution. Its focus is not on research. However, it is seen that the college promoted research activities. Seven teachers have Ph.D. degree and five teachers have M.Phil degree. One teacher has both M.Phil and Ph.D. and one teacher has already registered for Ph.D. As many as twenty-eight Refresher Courses have been attended to by 14 teachers as part of the UGC career Improvement Programme. Two teachers have UGC Minor Research Projects with a grant of Rs 87,500.00.Although no teacher has gone abroad, some have attended national seminars.

The college has three NSS units with 150 volunteers. The NSS units of the college have bagged 3 state awards, one for the programme officers and two for the volunteer. At the University level also the performance of the NSS units was commendable. 8 volunteers and 2 programme officers got university awards. One NSS volunteer has participated in the Republic day Celebrations at New Delhi. The college is responsive to community needs and has organized three curricular/extra-curricular activities in collaboration with the NGOs, and as many as 24 regular extension programmes through NSS.

Criterion- IV
Shishu Ananta Mahavidyalaya is spread over an area of 4.83 acres of land, which belongs to the college. The existing infrastructure of the college includes a two-storied building for class rooms, an Administrative Block housing the office, the Principal's chamber and the staff common room, library, gymnasium, Principal's quarters , open space for sports, separate areas for boys' and girls' common rooms, computer room, grievance redressal cell, laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology and examination cell. There is a library committee to look after the functioning of the library and there are 8588 books and 1520 magazines in its holdings. It subscribes to three Indian journals. The library has a reading room with a seating capacity of 30 students. The library is open during the college hours. The library has connected some palm leaf manuscripts. There is no computer in the college library. The college has a students' canteen and a students' centre. But the college has no hostel yet. Ofcourse the college has recently got a sanction of Rs.60lakh for UGC for a girls' hostel. The infrastructure of the college is very much limited. There is no fencing in the boundary of the college.

Criterion- V
The dropout rates of students of the last two batches are 1.8% and 1.9% respectively. Pass percentages of the last two batches are 78% in 2005 and 84% in 2006.respectively. In 2002 two students came out in first class. 2 students qualified NET during the last five years. However, the college does not maintain any formal record of students progression. 57 students have been found entitled to receive Govt. scholarship for SC/ST Stipend out of which 53 students have already got it. There is an Alumni Association of the college. There are Grievance Redressal Cell, First Aid Cell etc. Even though there is no tutor ward system in the college, there are interactions between the students and the teachers at various levels through proctor system. There is one information cell funding in the college.

The college publishes annual calendar and prospectus every year. The prospectus contains the relevant information regarding admission procedure, examination regulations, general discipline rules, scholarships and financial aids, NSS guidelines, courses and subjects of study, library and its rules and regulations The prospectus sold at the time of selling the application forms also contain all the relevant information regarding the elective and Honours subjects available to the students and the rules governing their selections. Even though there is no placement cell in the college, the teachers help the students in this matter as far as possible. The college magazine and the wall magazine are intended to draw out the creative and critical faculty of the promising students.

Criterion- VI
The Governing Body is the apex body of the college. The local M.L.A. is nominated as the President of G.B. by the Government. However, the full Governing Body is yet to be duly constituted. The accounts bursar, administrative bursar and the academic bursar help the Principal in the smooth running of the college. In addition, the teachers participate in the functioning of the college through various committees like examination, finance, admission etc. Shishu Ananta Mahavidyalaya, the premier educational institution of Balipatna legislative constituency and the oldest and the only degree college in the block in which it is situated, was established on 07 September 1978. It was registered under Registration Act No.XXI of 1860. The college got the concurrence and affiliation from Utkal University on 14-12-1981. It became an aided institution of Govt. of Orissa on 17-03-1986 and got UGC recognition under 2(f) and 12(B) on 02 November 1992. Total budget (including B.F., GIA, Scholarship, UGC, College Fund, Bank Interest) for the year 2005-2006 was Rs 86,75,000.00. The unit cost of education including salary component is Rs 5500.00 and excluding salary Rs 82.00 respectively. The audit has been done upto March 2005. The college G.B. is yet to deliberate on the audit reports and take steps for rectifying the objections raised. The college publishes an annual prospectus every year and it contains all the relevant information regarding admission procedure, examination regulations, general discipline rules, scholarships and financial aids, NSS guidelines, courses and subjects of study, library and its rules and regulation. The non-teaching staff is yet to be given sufficient training for their professional upgradation. There is a Grievance Redressal cell.

Criterion- VII
There are quite a few good practices designed to improve the administrative and academic performance of the college

There is transparency and accountability in every sphere of administrative and academic activity.

The mission of the college is distinctly displayed on the boards placed at strategic points in the campus which helps the students internalize it and practise it in every walk of life.

Teachers and students are involved in every activity of the college. It not only inculcates a sense of belonging to the college on the part of the teachers and the students, but also brings the teachers, students and the local community into a harmonious relationship.

Various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities such as cultural activities, debates and dramatic performances, extension works etc contribute to the development of the characters of the students.

Through NSS the college inculcates a sense of civic responsibility and social accountability among the students.

The college makes a sincere endeavor to provide value-based quality education to the students particularly to the students coming from poor rural background in spite of the various constraints.

The Peer team likes to commend following good features of the college:

Through 3(three) NSS units the college is providing community oriented value-based education.

The Library collected some palm leaf manuscripts from different localities.

The Peer team commends the healthy practices and some of the good features as mentioned above. However the team likes the college authority to consider the following suggestions/recommendations which may help the college in its future onward march.

The present infrastructure of the college is quite inadequate so far as the classrooms, laboratories, library space, playground and the facilities are concerned. The college authority should pay immediate attention in this respect and improve the infrastructure in phased manner.

The library is to be upgraded and modernized with addition of more books, journals and computerization with internet facilities.

Adequate sports and games facilities are to be provided and professionally qualified person(s) are to be made in-charge of sports, games and athletics.

Modern teaching aids are to be used while transactions are made in the classroom.

Emphasis be given for making the teaching more interactive.

The authority may look into the grievances of the teachers in regard to their scales of pay.

The computerization in the college is to be upgraded with connectivity to all the components of the college.

Job oriented socially relevant vocational course are to be introduced, e.g. industrial fisheries, disaster management, agro-economics, social works etc.

All the existing subjects may be upgraded upto the honours level.

Efforts should be made to involve the Alumni association in more effective ways for the benefit of the college.

A Parent-teacher association is a necessity for better functioning of the college and for better understanding of the students problems.

Construction of girls' hostel may be taken up expeditiously with the fund provided by the UGC.

Action may also be initiated for construction of one hostel for the boys also.

The college should have one counseling and placement cell under one competent person.

Duly constituted governing body may look into the various problems faced by the college.

The Peer team would like to put on record its appreciation for the amount of co-operation extended by the Principal and other members of staff of the college towards completing its assessment works. The Peer team also wishes a bright future for the college.

Prof. G.N. Talukdar, Chairman

Prof. K. Sasikumar, Member-co-ordinator

Prof. M.K. Ray, Member

Prof. Khirod Ch. Roy Mohapatra

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