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UN College of Science and Technology, Cuttack, Orissa
UN College of Science and Technology, Cuttack, Orissa
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PRACHI JNANAPITHA, Adaspur
Cuttack (District Cuttack)
Orissa, IndiaPin Code : 754011
UN College of Science and Technology, Cuttack Orissa is a recognised institute / college. UN College of Science and Technology, Cuttack Orissa is also known as Udayanath Autonomous College of Science and Technology. UN College of Science and Technology, Cuttack Orissa was established on / in 1991.
Principal of UN College of Science and Technology, Cuttack Orissa is Dr Benudhar Parhi.
UN College of Science and Technology is situated in Cuttack of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of UN College of Science and Technology, Cuttack Orissa is +91-671-2805409.
Chairman : Sj Trilochan Kanungo.
General Secretary : Sj. Hansanath Sahoo.
Contact Details of UN College of Science and Technology, Cuttack Orissa are : Telephone: +91-671-2805409
CoursesUN College of Science and Technology, Cuttack Orissa runs course(s) in Arts , Science, Commerce stream(s).
Degree Level Self Financing
PG Level Self Financing
Approval details: UN College of Science and Technology is affiliated with Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (Orissa)
Profile of UN College of Science and Technology
The crest of the college deeply symbolizes the mission and goals of the institution. The logo of our college is a magnificent blend of our heritage magnified by modernity and technological progress. The charming college emblem comprises five distinct symbols, such as sacred flame, open book, river, greenary, and installed plant. The sacred flame symbolizes the light of knowledge or Jnanaloka fostered by this institution. The open book symbolises dissemination of knowledge to human beings. The flowing river, holy Prachi stands for gravity, transparency, solidarity, and sanskruti or culture. It also suggest unending flow of knowledge. The greenary symbolizes the agricultural development which is essential for overall development of the country. The installed plant suggests advanced technology and scientific development leading to industrial promotion and generation of employment.
Lastly architectural design and the artistic revelations at the base of the crest glorify this unique and model educational institution in the culturally and advanced state of Orissa.
The history of this college reflects the history of a rural area with urbanized growth, the history of socio- political life of the locations and history of delivering education to common man. It shares how teaching even at present day is not a profession but a mission. The U.N. Autonomous College of Sc. and Tech. At Prachijnanapitha, Po. Adaspur in the Cuttack district was at bay and uncertainly, when a generous man named Sri Udayanath Sahoo of the Adaspur locality made a humble, yet noble financial contribution that brought it ashore but it has not looked back since then. Named after him as Udayanath College of Science and Technology, at the outset launched Higher Secondary level of education in Arts, Science and commerce in 1987.
The foundation stone of the college was laid on 3rd December 1987 as the temple of learning. This college seated on a stretch of 10 acres of compact land in the
ADASPUR locality on the belt of Prachi river close of Kenduli, the birth place of renowned classical poet JAYADEV. The college is a brain child of the people of this localities under the dynamic vision of Sri Trilochan Kanungo, Founder president, Veteran Economist and a parliamentarian. He has always the clear vision of attaining commanding height in Education based on holistic approach towards it. Though the college was started initially in 1986 in high school campus of Adaspur, the beginning of real growth started in 1987. In 1987 when this college was set up, there was no educational institutions for higher education, parents aspiring for their children’s higher education were discontented. By the sincere endeavors of some enthusiastic persons of the area, the long cherished dream of people of this area was fulfilled. Our founder President Sj. Trilochan Kanungo played an active role in giving a real shape to the concept of college in Adaspur, Sri Hansanath Sahoo, Founder Secretary Governing Body,Dr. Brushaketu Mohnaty, Sri Bipin Patra, Sri Binod Rautray, Sri Panchanan Kanungo, Sri Raghunath Sahoo, Sri Madhusudan Mohapatra and many others worked hard for the growth of the college. The establishment of U.N. College of SC and Tech. Adaspur has not only added new dimension to the aspirations of the people of the area but it has also facilitate the spread of education to every corner of the state of Orissa. It imparts a high standard of teaching to its pupils. Academic excellence is the motto of a galaxy of highly qualified and experienced teachers of the college.
To fulfill the growing demands of the people, under graduate classes were opened in Arts in 1991, science in 1992 and commerce in 1993. Honours teaching facilities were introduced in Economics Political Science, History and Oriya in 1996, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology in 1998, Accounting & Management in 2002, English and Education in 2003 and Psychology and Sanskrit in 2004. The institution has expanded in all possible directions providing teaching facilities in Arts, Commerce, Science and Information technology. At present the college provides honours teaching in 15 subjects, and enjoy a unique position in the education history of the Orissa.
The examination system of he college is absolutely free from examinational malpractices. Our system is free, fair and transparent with an inbuild system which acclaimed for its total freedom from unfair means. The college has at present 2 NCC units, 4 NSS unit, 1 Rover Unit, 1 Ranger Unit, and 1 YRC unit to promote extra curricular activities for the Youth.
The college is affiliated to CHSE, Orissa, and Utkal University to impart education to younger generation. It is included in 2f and 12B under UGC Act. The college holds monthly tests to assess students performances on the topics of unit covered in a month in addition to regular examination as specified in Autonomous college calendar. Guardian meetings are organized to bring feedback from students and parents.
Esteemed members of the Governing body spared no time to convert the college into residential one in order to attract the real talents seeking quality education from around the state. They made a humble attempt to launch Ladies hostel with a capacity of 150 seats followed by a Gents hostel with the capacity of accommodating 250 boarders. The founder president, former member of parliament (L.S.), veteran Economist Sri Trilochan Kanungo has had sincere efforts so as to elevate it to the rank of being one of the best colleges of our time such that we feel glorified with his noble contribution in mobilizing the necessary funds for setting up a two storeyed Science Block, Audience Gallery, mini stadium, Administrative Block, IT Block and Library. Former chief justice of India Sj. Rangnath Mishra has funded an octagonal two storeyed marble floor marvelous library with all modern facilities. The mini stadium on 9 acre of land is another milestone in the history of the college to promote sports and games to young man and women. The delicate gardens in the college premises and orchards are as old as college it self. They help the surrounding remain clean and make the visitor eye soothing and delightful.
The college had the glory of having principals of National importance. Prominent among them are Prof. Rajendra Prasad Das, Great historian and educationist and Prof. Durga Prasana Das, Prof. Of Chemistry and Academician.
Over the years the college has acquired a distinctive culture of its own with active, smart and honest students, sympathetic, considerate and excellent teachers; enjoying a smooth, healthy and homely atmosphere amongst themselves.
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NAAC report of UN College of Science and TechnologySection 1: Preface
U.N. College of Science & Technology was established in June 1987 to impart +2 level education. Later in 1991, +3 programmes in Arts, in 1993, +3 programmes in Science and Commerce were added with an objective to promote higher education to the rural students of this region of Orissa State. The College is located at a campus of 25 acres, on the bank of river Prachi. The College was recognized by the UGC under 2 F and 12 B in the year 2003. The mission of the College is to spread the knowledge to the students through academic, social and co-curricular activities.
The College, affiliated to Utkal University, has made rapid strides in the last decade. It offers undergraduate courses in Arts, Science and Commerce and self financing courses in Information Technology. The idea of establishing a College in rural area was conceived by one Shri Uday Nath who was himself an illiterate and wanted to promote higher education in the region. It is heartening to note that Shri Trilochan Kanungo, a former Member of Parliament, took keen interest in translating the idea of Shri Uday Nath in to action by collecting donations and developing the infrastructure with a teamwork of the Governing Body. He is a founder President of the Governing Body of the College and continues to be the President till date. Shri Rangnath Mishra, former Chief Justice of India has donated substantial amount for the construction of a separate library building. The Chief Minister and the Members of Parliament have made liberal donations which has been utilized for the construction of Information Technology building, Gymnasium and development of Sports and Games facilities on 11 acres piece of land which is commendable. The Peer team appreciates the efforts of the Governing Body, particularly its President, in resource mobilization for the development and upliftment of the College.
The College offers pass as well as Honours courses. Admissions for Honours courses are made through entrance test and for other courses on the basis of performance of previous examinations. Recruitment for the management posts (both teaching and non-teaching staff) is made by the Governing Body. The College works for 274 days, out of which 180 are used for teaching. The College follows annual scheme of examination as prescribed by the affiliating University. The College has 52 permanent teaching staff, out of which seven are Ph.D. and 17 are M. Phil. It has 13 Technical staff and 15 administrative staff. The total student enrolment into various courses at present is 837 out of which 484 are girls and 353 are boys. Two thirds of students are enrolled in Honours courses. The unit cost of education including staff salary is Rs. 5020 and excluding salaray Rs. 2260. Increasing enrolment, especially of girls over last five years is consistent with the goals of the College.
The College volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, and submitted its self-study report in May 2005. NAAC constituted a Peer Team to visit the College and to validate the Self Study Report (SSR). The team with Professor P. Geervani, Former Vice-Chancellor, Sri Padmavathi Mahila Vishwa Vidyalayam, Tirupati as the Chairperson, Professor Arun K. Pandey, Professor of Botany, TM Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur and Professor Deo Subhash Atmaram, Principal, G.J. College, Ratnagiri as Members visited the College from September 26-27, 2005. Dr. M.S. Shyamasundar, Dy Adviser, NAAC, Bangalore coordinated the visit.
During the visit the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the various departments, offices, hostels, library, laboratories, Information Technology Centre, N.C.C. and N.S.S., sports facilities, Botanical garden, Guest House and other facilities. The Peer Team interacted with the Principal, Governing Body Members, Heads of the departments, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents, and some Alumni of the College.
Based on these exercises and keeping in mind the seven criteria identified by the NAAC, the Peer team assessed the institution. The assessment of the College under various criteria, the commendable features and the issues of concern are presented in the following sections.
Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The College offers 16 under-graduate courses, five in Sciences, nine in Arts, two in Commerce and two self financing Diploma courses namely PGDCA and DCA. The faculties of Arts offers UG courses in English, Oriya, History, Political Science, Economics, Education, Sanskrit, Philosophy and Psychology; the Science faculty offers UG courses in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology and the Commerce Faculty offers UG courses in Accountancy and Management.
The syllabi is reviewed and updated approximately after every three years by the affiliating University and the College follows it forth with. The admission strength for Honours has been increased from 16 to 32 in Commerce, Physics and Chemistry. The courses offered for B.A. and B. Com. degrees are mostly knowledge based and traditional, while in Science around 30% of the curriculum is practical oriented. The College on the whole, presents a satisfactory performance within the framework of affiliating system.
Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The College follows the annual pattern in its academic programmes. In addition to the regular teaching, tutorial classes are conducted for weak students. Debates, group discussions, and field trips are organized, in addition to the class room teaching. The teaching is done for 180 days in a year. The College follows the six days week schedule with five hours actual working per day. The workload of most of the teachers is found to be in excess than the prescribed workload. Some of the Faculty members also engage classes in +2 level. All the classes are conducted by full time teachers.
The evaluation methods are communicated to the students at the beginning of the session through the printed syllabus, College prospectus and class room appraisal. The Principal of the College monitors the overall performance of the students during the sessions through tutorials and monthly examinations.
In the last two years, six teachers from the College have participated in National level seminars. Seven teachers have participated in refresher/orientation courses.
During the submission of CCR, all the teachers and subordinate staff are given opportunities to follow the self-appraisal method to evaluate their performance. The Principal and Head of the Departments of the College monitors teaching staff by collecting information from students in informal manner about holding of classes, standard of teaching etc. The concept of evaluation of teachers by the students has not yet introduced. In order to bring more accountability and transparency it is suggested that a mechanism for an objective method of self appraisal and evaluation by peers and students be developed/ evolved and an Internal Quality Assurance Cell be established to monitor the teachers' performance and their work satisfaction. The teachers should also be encouraged to make innovations in teaching and to use new technologies to enable classroom teaching to become more effective and culture specific. The drop-out rate is 10%. There is an increasing trend in the percentage of passes in all courses in the last five years and the present success rate ranges from 70-100%. Some of the students of the College have secured University ranks in their examinations in the Departments of Botany, Physics, Economics, Zoology, Chemistry, Political Science and Oriya which is noteworthy.
The College has nature clubs, publishes College Magazine, Wall Magazine, audio-visual facilities, debate club etc. The College organizes literary and cultural programmes, dance, music and painting competitions. The Peer Team appreciates the creativity of the students in fine arts.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The College does not provide any financial support for research and has not taken initiative to submit proposals to the funding agencies. The College should motivate the faculty members to avail the facilities for research work like FIP. However, during the last three years around 16 books in Oriya and English some popular articles, conference papers have been published by the faculty members.
Some of the teachers have received awards for the extension work. The extension work is mainly done through NSS and NCC programmes. The College has also received awards from Govt. and Indian Red Cross Society for excellent work in extension.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College has a large campus of 25 acres' of land. It has separate blocks for faculty of Arts, Science, Commerce, and Information Technology. The Information Technology block has air conditioned laboratories. There is a hostel for boys and one for girls, a Gymnasium (in progress), a stadium and a Guest room. The capacity of boys and girls hostels is 250 and 150, respectively. The buildings are adequate even to offer more courses in the area of IT. There are only 10 computers at present and more have to be added. The demand for more computers has been expressed in the interaction meetings of students and parents.
The College has separate library building which houses about 9500 books. The library is subscribing 15 national popular periodicals. The library has reprographic facility and a computer for office work. It is suggested to have internet facility and total computerization of the library with open access to the students and staff.
The laboratories are well furnished but it requires to add more equipment to give effective practical training. The College has a well maintained Botanical Garden having plants of medicinal value also. It is used for Botany practical. The plantations have been made throughout the campus which makes the campus beautiful.
The canteen, cooperative store and Post Office are additional facilities to the students on the campus. There should be extension counter of a Bank on the campus and salaries paid through bank. There is a hall having the capacity of more than 250 which is used for cultural activities also.
The Peer team felt generally satisfied with the infra-structural development of the College but for the number of books and journals in the College library, number of computers and equipments in the laboratories which need to be increased. It is suggested that the Accounts section and Library should be computerized and College should be linked with Internet.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The staff counsel the students with regard to the selection of courses before students seek admission. Parents are invited twice in a year for an interactive session with the staff on the issues related with the students. Ninety nine students of the College receive scholarship provided by the Govt. For meritorious but poor students, management waives 50% of the fee, which is commendable.
The Peer Team feels that the College needs to have a formal mechanism to support the students and their career progression. There is an employment cell which also works as information centre for various employment opportunities career counseling is also conducted by this Cell. There is need to equip the counseling cell with appropriate resource material. The students are facilitated to do certificate courses in computer applications on self-finance basis after College hours.
There are different societies such as Arts, Commerce, Science Society etc. in the College. The Principal is Chairman and students representatives are nominated as members of these societies. The main aim of these societies is to promote the spirit of friendship, goodwill, fellow feeling and cooperation among students. Each society has the responsibility of organizing seminars and inviting eminent persons for delivering lectures.
There are four units of NSS and two units of NCC, both for boys and girls. The students actively participate in youth Red Cross Society activities. The students are encouraged in fine arts and cultural activities. The College published prospectus and calendar every year and the same is provided to the students in the beginning of the academic session. There is a Proctor system which looks after the students grievances and each faculty is responsible for guiding 20-25 students.
It is suggested that the College evolves a structured mechanism to get the student' feed back on academic and other matters regularly in order to improve the content as well as the method of teaching so as to ensure better career progression of the students. The base data on the progression of the students into higher studies or employment may be maintained.
Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The overall management of the College is by the Governing Body through the Principal. The Governing Body of the College is headed by a President, a senior politician, Shri Trilochan Kanungo. The Principal of the College is the Secretary of the Governing Body and there are seven members in the GB. The Principal is supported by administrative staff. There are several staff committees constituted by the Principal to look after the academic affairs of the College.
The tuition fee structure of the College is prescribed by the State Govt. and the same has not been changed since very long time. The College also charges development fee from the students in order to meet the maintenance expenditure.
The salary of the aided staff is not provided regularly to the College by the State Govt. which is seen as big impediment in the management of the institution. However, the management advances a part salary to the needy staff in anticipation of the receipt of grant from the Govt. The Peer Team noted that this problem has been a continuous problem since the inception of the College. There are occasions where only 6 to 9 months salary is paid by the Govt. to the staff. The Team appreciates the efforts of the management in providing temporary financial relief to the staff to keep up the smooth functioning of the College. The consolidated salary range is Rs. 1600-2625 for the staff appointed on adhoc basis by the management. The audit of the College is carried on by the Govt. local fund auditors. The College has taken initiative for the welfare of the staff like loan facility, housing facility and grievance redressal facility etc.
The Peer Team feels that more guidance and support needs to be extended to the College for its developmental plans, computerization to increase staff efficiency. The Team feels that paucity of funds as the main hindrance in all-round development. It is suggested that more and more financially viable self-financing vocational courses should be started by the College. The College management has done a creditable work by obtaining donation and developing adequate infrastructure. The emphasis of management in future should be on the quality of education and diversification of course.
In the last three years- several progressive organizational measures were undertaken to clear back log of problems. Beautification and repairs on campus were undertaken and special committee was established for reservation policy implementation for the benefit of SC/ST students in matters of admission, examinations etc.
UGC guidelines are followed for selection of Teachers and State Government salary is paid for aided staff. The reservation policy of Government is followed by the College. The faculty positions sanctioned by the UGC during IX plan period have not been filled up due to the non-availability of the state concurrence.
Training of non-teaching staff to enhance their competence should be ensured through their deputation to Administrative Training Centres. However, it seems that more guidance and support needs to be extended to ensure their full participation. Computerization need to be completed at the earliest to increase staff efficiency.
Grievance redressal mechanism for staff is through the Principal. The Governing body take appropriate measures to redress the problems of employees.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The peer team identified the following healthy practices as are in vogue for the benefit of faculty, non -teaching staff and students.
The cordial relation between the management, faculty and students.
Organizing extra-curricular and co-curricular activities for over all personality development of students.
The standard of discipline is very high. No serious complaints are noticed from students or staff.
Special classes and coaching classes for students are often organized.
Policy to implement the dress code for teachers and students.
The cooperation of staff with Principal and commitment in conducting classes in spite irregular salary payment of aided staff and marginal salary for management staff are commendable.
Active participation of local community and public representatives in the development of the College is noteworthy.
Section 3: Overall Analysis:
The Peer team appreciates the efforts made by the College in the past decade towards achieving its goal of providing higher education to the rural students.
The comments of the Peer Team analysis are as follows:
The major constraint in the management of the institution is the irregular release of funds for aided staff salary from the State Govt. The Governing Body and the Principal are constantly making efforts to provide financial support to the staff. The only support from the State Govt. is the salary component for 24 staff, which is also not released on time and sometimes not received fully in a financial year.
The sanction of more number of Colleges in the vicinity is likely to reduce the strength of the present College which will inhibit the optimum utilization of facilities already created. Hence the College may diversify courses to maintain optimum strength.
Unless there is reviewing of the present higher education policy by the State Govt., it will be difficult to accomplish quality education and introduction of new courses.
Development of infra-structure by the management is commendable. However, the maintenance budget is also to be enhanced to provide better salary to staff.
Private and public partnership in meeting the educational needs of the locality is noteworthy.
While commending the strong features and healthy practices cited above, the Peer team would like the College and the Government of Orissa to consider the following suggestions:
Preparation of a 'vision document' by the College in consultation with affiliating University and Experts for time bound implementation may receive top priority.
More professional and Vocational courses may be introduced. More choices can be provided in the undergraduate curriculum. Diploma and UG courses in Fine arts, Pharmacy, Computer Applications, Medicinal plants, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Statistics depending upon the availability of qualified teaching staff.
While the Team appreciates Management's efforts in developing physical facilities, it is suggested to procure more computers and laboratory equipment.
More number of reference and textbooks copies may be procured. Library functions needs to be computerized and students provided with internet facility with open access in the library.
Salaries of staff appointed by management needs to be increased in order to attract qualified staff.
Formal parents counseling and career-counseling units may be established at the College to increase the awareness of students and parents about newer opportunities for employment.
An audio-visual center may be initiated to enable students to have access to other reading materials and staff to prepare teaching aids..
It is suggested that the faculty may formulate proposals for research projects to enhance competency of teachers.
Kitchen and dining halls of both boys and girls hostels are required to be equipped and modernized and maintained well.
Creation of an Internal Quality Assurance Cell for the College.
Basic computer literacy programmes for all the students and staff of the College should be organized and made mandatory for the staff including non-teaching.
The staff of the Accounts Department and in Administration need to be trained in accounting procedures, computer applications and modern office management practices.
The College deserves to be provided substantial financial support by the Govt. in view of its services to the poorer section of the society especially the girl students.
Initiating necessary steps for active participation of Alumni Association and inviting the Alumni to participate in the developmental activities of the College.
In short, the Peer team feels that U. N. College of Science & Technology has full potential and promise to serve the cause of higher education in Orissa. This report is meant to catalyze the process.
The Peer team wishes to record its appreciation for the cooperation extended by the College. The team also wishes the College all round success in its future endeavours.
Chairperson: Prof. P. Geervani
Member Coordinator: Prof. Arun K.Pandey
Member: Prof. Deo Subhash Atmaram
Date: September 27, 2005
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