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NC College, Jajpur, Orissa
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Banapur village
Khordha (Khurda)
Jajpur (District Jajpur)
Orissa, India
Pin Code : 755001


NC College, Jajpur Orissa is a recognised institute / college. NC College, Jajpur Orissa is also known as Narasingh Choudhary Autonomous College, Khordha (Khurda) Jajpur. NC College, Jajpur Orissa was established on / in 1946.


Principal of NC College, Jajpur Orissa is Dr. Bijoy Ku. Sarangi, 9861269733.

NC College is situated in Jajpur of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Jajpur comes under Jajpur Tehsil, Jajpur District.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at NC College, Jajpur Orissa are Admission (I/C) 9437188069, DEO 9338009909.

email ID(s) is NC College Jajpur Orissa

Website of NC College, Jajpur Orissa is http://www.nccollegejajpur.org/.


Contact Details of NC College, Jajpur Orissa are : Telephone: +91-6728-222032

Narasingh Choudhury (Junior) College, Jajpur
Principal Mobile: 9438089170
Admission Mobile: 9437045846
DEO Mobile: 9338009909



Courses

NC College, Jajpur Orissa runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
B.A(Hons), B.Sc(Hons), B.Com(Hons), B.Sc(CS), M.A, M.Sc

Approval details: NC College is affiliated with Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (Orissa)

Profile of NC College

The college is named after Late Choudhury Narasingha Charan Mohapatra of Kodandpur, the Principal donor of the institution. Founded on June 18, 1945, the college fulfilled a long cherished desire of the people of this area. Classes were held in Jajpur High School till 1952, and thereafter the college was shifted to its present campus that stretches in a serene rural setting, about two kilometers to the west of the historical town of Jajpur.

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NAAC report of NC College

SECTION 1: PREFACE
The Narasingha Chowdhury ( Autonomous) college, Jajpur, Orissa volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and conducted the preliminary self-study in January, 2004. The self-study report was submitted to NAAC by the institution in April, 2004. A Peer Team was constituted by the Council to visit the institution and validate the self-study report. The peer team consisting of Prof.K.M.Pathak, ex- Vice-chancellor, Tejpur university, Assam as Chairperson, Dr. T.K. Chatterjee, Registrar, University of North Bengal as Member - Coordinator and Dr. M.P. Sinha, Principal, Bihar National College, Patna as Member visited the institution for three days from 23rd to 25th August, 2004.

Section 2 : Profile of the Institution
Name of the Institution : N.C. (Autonomous) college, Jajpur, Orissa

Name of the Principal : Sri R.C. Sarangi
Tel. : 06728-220032 (O), 222003 (R)
E-mail:saratkumarbehera@rediffmail.com

University to which affiliated : Utkal University

Type of Institution : Government College ; Affiliated and Autonomous.

Financial Category : Government funded.

Year of Establishment : 1946

Other relevant information :

The unit cost of education of the college is Rs. 25,231/- ( 1523/- on non-salary basis ).

The temporal plan of academic work of the college is Annual System.

The college has the following support services : Central library, Computer Centre, Play Ground, Hostels ( Boys 2 nos., Girls 1 no. ), Physics Workshop, Staff Quarters, Grievance Redressal Cell, Guest House, Cycle Stand, Open Air Auditorium, Auditorium Hall, Conference Hall and Post Office.

The peer team carefully perused and analyzed the self-study report submitted by the institution. During institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments, the facilities, support services, administrative units, examination section and interacted with the various constituents of the institution .including students, faculty, non-teaching staff, alumni and parents. Based on the above exercises and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the peer team has taken the value judgment. The assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution, the issues of concern and some recommendations to facilitate rapid growth and development for future are given in the following pages.

Criterion I. Curricular Aspects
N.C. (Autonomous) College, Jajpur is an autonomous college under affiliation of Utkal University. It is managed by the Govt. of Orissa. The College, established as early as 1945, is the only government degree college in the district of Jajpur. It is located in a panchayat area amidst a typical rural setting at a distance of 120 kms. from the state capital Bhubaneswar and 3 kms. from the district headquarter. The college made steady progress since 1945. It received permanent affiliation of Utkal University in 1962, became a full government college in 1970, UGC recognition in 1970, started Commerce department in 1980, P.G. course in History in 1980 and P.G. course in Mathematics in 1990. The autonomous status as per UGC guidelines was conferred in May, 1999 in consideration of the benchmarks achieved by the college in all sectors of its performance and quality education rendered to the society over a period of 59 years or so..

The mission and goals of the institution have been well defined with clarity. Total quality management is the cornerstone of its mission with focus to equip the learners with intellectual, moral, ethical and physical qualities and provide to them all the skills and expertise required to face the challenges of a competitive social environment. Emphasis has been laid on education of socially weaker and disadvantaged students as the area is thickly populated with SC, ST and OBC communities. The college strives to bring the learners in the mainstream of higher education by opening all avenues of equity and access. The vision and mission have been incorporated in the policy framework to guide all academic, administrative and outreach functions. The attributes of teaching and learning processes derive their strength from such policy framework and set of principles or guidelines as stipulated by the management.

The college has been able to build up reasonable academic - administrative infrastructure to support its activity. Review/Updating of the curricula are done periodically on recommendation of the Academic Council. Feedback is obtained from the students, alumni, parents and other stakeholders. The feedback is used to further improve the curricular work.

The college has been able to appoint qualified teachers of whom 50% hold Ph.D. degree and about 5% M.Phil. One teacher each holds D.Sc. and D.Litt. degree. The teacher-student ratio at present is 1:22. The ratio of teaching to non-teaching staff is 1:1.2.

It is notable that the composition of students include a few from other regions of Orissa and other States creating some scope of interaction and exchange of experience among the learners. The management may examine the ways and means to enroll students from other states in greater members. The drop out rate within a period of four months since commencement of classes appears to be high (about 15%) Over-all rate is even higher (27%). Linkages or Collaborations have not yet been achieved with any external organization connected to teaching and research. This is a deficiency for any college in the current scenario. The library is rich with a stock of about 59,472 books but there are only 28 journals although the college has an active programme of research leading to Ph.D. degree and a large number of teachers are found to be active in publication of learned research work. It is found that a scheme of weekly/monthly teaching plan prepared by teachers have been implemented. This scheme enables the academic work to be completed with a higher level of planning and coordination.

The curricular work has stress on multidisciplinary studies. A student has to study two major elective subjects and one minor elective subject in addition to the honours subjects out of total marks of 1800 for Arts subjects while for Science subjects, one major elective, one minor elective subjects and one pass / elective subject out of same total marks.

The college introduced self-financed course in Computer Science ( Hons. ) but it had to be discontinued due to poor response. The same fate awaited vocational subjects like Archeology and Museology. The students need to be sensitized about paying higher fee to recover costs of self - financed courses as otherwise they will be deprived of education in job - oriented subjects. The college needs to avail UGC funding for 5 yrs. for running career oriented programmes (COP) under dual mode. In view of needs and aspirations of the students and parents, the college may think introduction of self-financed curses in job-oriented subjects like BBA, Hospitality Management, Tourism Management, Environmental Science, Nursing, Environmental Biology, Disaster Management, Banking, Financial Accounting, Insurance etc. other front line courses in Computer Science/Information Technology.

The College follows Regulations relating to all academic activities including holding of examinations. The Regulations are approved by the Utkal University on recommendation of the Executive Committee. The Autonomous status has provided flexibility and options to hold internal tests, seminar and project reports as a part of curricular work. 20% marks are provided for internal evaluations. The students are also given opportunity to appear at improvement tests at the examination of same standard next year. The results are published within 40 days. The academic calendar is maintained scrupulously.

Criterion II. Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
The college follows a transparent admission policy which is adequately highlighted in the college Prospectus. In the admission system due weightage are given to score at the (10+2) level and performance at the entrance test. This approach takes care of academic credentials of the students as well as their aptitude and capability for a chosen course of study. The reservation rules of the State Govt. are implemented in letter and spirit.

The processes of teaching and learning have been designed carefully with necessary planning of pedagogy and delivery methods. Audio - visual and other teaching aids are used. Academic Calendar is prepared at the beginning of academic session and the same is circulated to the faculty and students. All concerned are thus made aware of model syllabi has been introduced in all subjects from 2002-03 session. Autonomous status of the college has facilitated various academic functions, for example, unitizing the syllabi in all subjects, introduction of multidisciplinary topics in the subjects/courses, interactive programmes with sister organizations, MOU with external agencies, review & updating of syllabi at periodic intervals, continuous evaluation of students, dissertation/project work in the third year, introduction of self-financed courses, evaluation methodology, examination reforms, dual mode of education in career-oriented subjects etc.

The college runs 08 subjects in B.A. Honours including 03 language and literature subjects and the rest in Humanities and Social Sciences, namely, Economics, History, Philosophy, Political Science and Sociology. There are 06 subjects in B.Sc. Honours including Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology. In B.Com Honours, 03 subjects options are available, namely, Accountancy, Finance and Management. Both these subjects have strong market orientation. There are two P.G. Courses namely, M.A. in History and M.Sc. in Mathematics. It is laudable that the students are given wide choice of elective subjects in each stream. To help students coming from linguistic minorities, Alternative English and Urdu are offered as subjects alternative to Oriya. The college conducts one self-financed course, B.Sc. Honours in Computer Science, having strong job potential. The income generated from the self financed course has not been mentioned in the SSR. The students are offered not only on wide choice of subject options but also flexibility to switch over from one stream to another within a period of thirty days from commencement of classes. Dual mode of education, as approved by the UGC recently, has not yet been implemented in the college but proposal has been submitted to the UGC. The UGC was moved for introduction of a multidisciplinary subject like Rural Biotechnology, a front line subject but it is unfortunate that the proposal could not be approved. The course curricula have been carefully designed to imbibe potential among students to enter into the job market with relative ease. There are skill oriented and inter-disciplinary topics in the syllabi which have the potential to meet the demands of a rapidly diversified job market.

It is noted with satisfaction that the college has submitted proposal to UGC for financial support under the scheme of 'College with Potential for Excellence'. It requires the approval of the Utkal University for the proposal and the University authority should recommend the initiative.

It is commendable that field work for students in the humanities and social science subjects is a compulsory component of curricular work. Even more notable is that all the Honours students in their final year are required to complete a Dissertation/Project carrying 40 marks. This process provides training to research methodology and exposes the students to the horizons of innovation. Implemented keeping in focus the needs and capabilities of the learners. Internal assessments are carried out thrice in a year besides seminars carrying 10 marks. These exercises enable the teachers to identify both weaker and stronger or relatively meritorious students in each class. The weaker students are given special tutorial session and group discussions as well as extra library support. The more meritorious students are helped by the teachers to further widen their vision and increase depth of knowledge, skills, expertise and other positive attributes so that they really become equipped to compete with their counterparts elsewhere in the country. Remedial coaching is a thrust area for the slow learners. It is also open to all the students. The learning process is assisted by various types of assessment and evaluation which contribute to 20% of marks at the final examination. The Final examination in theory papers are taken out of 80% marks. The college has been able to arrange central evaluation of answer scripts which facilitate early publication of results.

The number of working days and teaching days of the college are 241 and 180 respectively and these stand at a reasonable level. The teaching learning processes are assisted with audio-visual and other teaching aids as far as possible.

Monitoring of students is emphasized round the year on the basis of attendance, internal evaluations, seminars, remedial coaching, group discussions etc.

The college has been able to recruit qualified faculty in good strength. The Student-teacher ratio is 1:22. Some teachers are engaged in research work. They also participate in Seminar, Conference and other faculty development programmes in large numbers at college level, state level and national level. The faculty are assessed by self appraisal methods with emphasis on their academic outputs and work performances. For example, at the end of an academic session, a faculty member has to maintain a record showing the engagement of classes, participation in curricular and extra-curricular activities, evaluation processes, faculty development programmes, research, institutional support activities etc. The reports are regularly scrutinized and appropriate actions are followed up in a transparent manner. The feedback routed through the State govt. helps the teachers to identify their strengths as well as weaknesses. It is indeed significant that the college is able to follow the ACR system which incorporates the evaluation of self appraisal reports. Another system to evaluate performances of teachers is student feedback. Meritorious students are called upon to express their observations in a prescribed format. Academic audit by the university at regular intervals through a peer team is also very noteworthy. The college has been able to develop infrastructure which has enabled the faculty to pursue academic excellence and professional advancement. The college has constituted a number of committees to oversee the academic -administrative - extension sectors. Involvement of the teachers in these committees have helped to foster sense of belonging and commitment to the institution. It has also ushered in decentralization of administration to some extent instead of the so-called top-heavy system.

The college organizes special seminar lectures by eminent experts in relevant specialization, if necessary, with some financial contribution by the students. It also organizes seminar, symposium and academic conferences.

Several schemes of financial aid to the students are in force helping those weaker and socially disadvantaged to a considerable extent. In the backdrop of small amount of fees paid by the students, such initiatives are laudable.

Criterion III. Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college has been able to develop satisfactory infrastructure in various academic departments for implementation of research projects under supervision of qualified faculty holding Ph.D. degrees. At present about 8% of the faculty are guiding research scholars and about 6% of them have been implementing research schemes funded by external agencies. More teachers need to come forward towards active research as there is hardly any other alternative for updating of knowledge of the faculty. Six extramural research schemes are on-going with outlay of Rs.7.84 lakhs. There is a Research Committee to faciliate submission of research proposals and implementation of research projects after receipt of sanction letters. Some of the faculty are found to publish learned research works in referred and abstracted academic journals. At present there are 08 part-time scholars.

The college may publish an academic Journal of its own where the faculty and research students will get scope to publish their research findings. However, such a Journal must have the system of referral of research papers to experts before publication. The college may constitute a Publication Committee which may recommend publication grants to the faculty and scholars out of budget allocation for such purpose.

The college has taken up outreach activities by two NSS units on an extensive scale, namely, community development, social work, health & hygiene awarnesses, adult education and literacy, medical camp, blood donation camp, AIDS awareness, disaster management etc. Students of some social science subjects have to complete field work which also offer scope for social out reach programmes in the adjacent rural and urban areas. It is also noted that the students are given weightage of marks for their performance in extension activities as well as some other incentives like certificates, participation in extension activities which ultimately contribute to their career movements. The college should, however, explore a few collaborations with govt. and non-govt. sectors for implementing extension activities which creates permanent physical and intellectual resources of the society. The college may also consider setting up permanent bodies for extension activities like Science Club, Environment Club, Population Education Club, Health and Hygiene Club, Womens Studies Centre, Ecological Awareness Club, Weather Studies Centre etc. which will promote implementation of outreach activities on regular scale in a more coordinated way and usher in intense rapport with the community. Programmes drawn up and executed on temporal or ad-hoc basis may not provide a tangible and sustainable benefit.

It is distressing to note that the college has not been able to organize consultancy services by the teachers. A reference to views of the State Govt. against consultancy service is not credible or acceptable. Consultancy services as a regular programme needs to be implemented in a planned and concerted way giving due publicity of available expertise of faculty to various govt. and non-govt. agencies in the region. In this respect the college should take full advantage of its location in a rural setting in as much as such under-developed areas are more in need of expertise of academic institutions. Outlay for a consultancy job may be so designed that the teachers get a share of the net surplus so that they feel motivated and enthused to take up such work in addition to their normal duties. Resource mobilization initiatives are not at all observed. The college should pay serious attention to this aspect and take up as many measures as might be possible in the given situation.

Criteron IV - Infrastructure and Learning Resources
N.C. Autonomous College, is located in the rural area having substantial SC population. The college campus is spread over an area of 30 acres approximately. Established in 1946 as a private college, got permanent affiliation in 1962, is functioning as an autonomous college since 1999-2000 under UGC scheme. It is the only autonomous college in the Jajpur district of Orissa.

The main college building is symmetrically constructed facing the large but very undeveloped playground. The main administrative office, examination section and other departments are housed in one and the same building. Though the departments have been allocated separate rooms areas, the space is inadequate. Many departments, especially, Commerce, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany require expansion.

The college library, auditorium, computer lab are also located in the main building. The campus houses a Post Office and office of the IGNOU study center. Two boys hostels and a hostel for the women and the Principal's residence are on the left and staff quarters are on the right side of the administrative building. It has good in-campus roads and ample open space for expansion. Inadequate space is the main constraint of the college however efforts are being made for construction of separate examination cell and expansion of other departments. The campus is equipped with cycle stand, a botanical garden, open-air galleries and a conference hall and auditorium hall.

The college building is optimally utilized from 7.30 A.M. to 5.30 P.M. The college runs in two shifts, +2 classes are held in the morning shift between 7.30 A.M. to 11.30 A.M. and +3 degree classes are held after 11.30 A.M till 4.30 P.M. On Sundays and holidays, it is used by the learners of IGNOU and also for holding external examinations is utilized by Government and Non government organization for various purposes such as relief shelter during Natural Calamities and Rehabilitation Centre. The college playground, though, remains submerged with water most of the times, being the only open space available in the area, is utilized for various kinds of activities organized by government, non-government agencies, besides being used by the college for athletic and sports activities.

The inadequately spaced college library has about 60,000 books, 2800 titles and subscribe 28 periodicals it functions between 11.00 A.M. to 3.00 P.M. on all working days. It has book bank, lending library, audio and video cassettes, reprography facilities, separate reading rooms for teachers and students. Efforts are being made to computerize it.

All the science departments and the department of Mathematics and Commerce are also provided with one computer each. The college has established a computer lab with 10 computers, one server, internal modems and peripherals with the help of department of Higher Education, the government of Orissa in order to impart job oriented teaching to the local population. However, such job-oriented courses have not yet been started due to financial crunch and poor financial condition of the aspirant learners of the area. However, it is being utilised successfully by IGNOU for imparting computer education and running a Certificate course for its learners. Some of the departments are equipped with TV set and CD players which are used as audio - visual aid for teaching. A Computer Centre with 6 PCs and peripherals is also attached with the department of Mathematics.

The science laboratories though, inadequately spaced, have equipments purchased out of the funds received from UGC but require more recent equipments for better teaching under the revised UGC syllabus. Separate research laboratories with modern equipments are much needed for taking up research project. The college is augmenting the infrastructure out of its own internal recourses and grants received from the State Government time to time. The maintenance of the infrastructure is done out of the recurring grants received from the State Government.

To keep pace with the academic growth, the college is planning to construct a separate building for library and examination wing. Development of playground and construction of Gymnasium needs attention.

The college has physical facilities for outdoor and indoor games. Regular activities and competition are being carried out through the Athletics Club under the guidance of a Physical Training Instructor (PET). The outstanding sportsmen are encouraged by awarding prizes, scholarships by the department of Sports and Culture, Government of Orissa and weightage in the allocation of the seats in college and hostel. Several students have participated in Inter-College, District, Regional, National and International level athletic meets and won prizes and brought laurel to the college.

The Physics department of the college has a workshop to take care of its equipments.

Though, the college does not have a health center of its own, it utilizes the services of one part time doctor for the boarders of the hostels. The Health services, under the auspices of the Chief Medical Officer of Jajpur district, is also available to the students and members of the teaching and non-teaching staff. The Government of Orissa reimburses expenditures on medicine and hospitalization.

Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
The college has 1006 students on roll with 10% drop out rate and average success rate of about 90 to 100% in certain subjects. 20 to 25% passes out pursue PG education ; some of them have secured top position in the University examination. Major percentage of the pass outs look for jobs.

The prospectus, published by the college annually, contains details of the programmes, duration of the courses, rules and regulations of the college and University guidelines, fee structure, admission and examination procedure, list of holidays and facilities available in the college.

The minimum eligibility marks for applying for admission into different courses being run by the college, is 40% and admission is done on the basis of the performance in the entrance tests conducted by the college.

The college provides educational concession of the government, scholarship and other financial support to the economically backward section of the society.

Though, the college does not have any employment cell, up-to-date information regarding employment is provided to the students by two members of the teaching staff. The 'Students Welfare Cell', working under the supervision of two expert teachers, offers career counseling, taking into account the aptitude of the students and the facilities available to them.

Teachers provide counseling to the admission seekers in the matter of choice of selection of subjects. Personal counseling is also provided through the Proctorial system.

Remedial counseling is extended to the students belonging to the weaker section of ST/SC and other communities.

The college alumni association is presently not constituted. But the alumni are concerned about development of the college.

Cultural programmes, music competition and dramatic presentation are organized on various occasions. The annual college magazine 'JIGNASA' is published regularly.

Criterion VI : Organization and Management
As an autonomous college since 1999-2000, it functions according to rules and regulations formulated by UGC for autonomous institutions. It has statutory bodies like Governing Body constituted as per UGC rules, Academic Council, Finance Committee and Board of Studies to look into the overall administrative, academic and financial aspects of the college.

Apart from this, several committees such as Grievances Redressal Committee, Examination Committee, Admission Committee, Library Committee, Financial Aid Committee, Legal Aid Committee, Discipline Committee, Purchase Committee and Construction & Development Committee have been constituted which function under the chairmanship of the Principal and assist in decision making and formulation of development programmes and other activities of the college. Thus the college management is participatory in nature.

The college adopts welfare measures for its entire constituent. In order to redress the grievances of all concerned, a Grievance cell, under the control of the Principal, operates to the satisfaction of its beneficiaries. Funds available to this institution, through various agencies, are judiciously allocated and utilized to make the programmes cost effective and successful in achieving targets. The institute prepares its budget annually and the same is regularly carried out by the Department of Higher Education, Government of Orissa and the Auditor General of Orissa.

Academic calendar is prepared in the beginning of each session with the help of senior teachers and academicians under the aid and advice of the Board of Studies of different subjects and of the academic council.

Selection of teaching, and non-teaching staff is done by the State Public Service Commission and the State Government. Fee structure of the college is decided by the State Government.

Professional Development Programmes for non-teaching staff are taken up on the recommendation of the State Government. Besides, the college also conducts professional programmes of its own with the help of other organizations.

Loan facilities, for teaching and non-teaching are available various nationalized and regional banks and also through registered co-operative body of the college. College purchases are made by inviting tenders, quotation from registered and approved suppliers as per Government guidelines and principle.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
In order to promote best of the services possible within the available resources, the institution has adopted various practices which not only provide quality cheeks but also enable the institution to imbibe various values. The notable practices are -

Participatory nature of management.

Transparent admission process based on entrance examination and minimum eligibility marks.

Compulsory internal evaluation of students, besides evaluation through the term end examinations.

Adoption of internal quality-check methods for the students by way of organizing seminars / symposia / work shop / competition at department, College, District, Zonal and National level.

Value based training by organizing debates / lectures on topics related to local cultural heritage.

Encouragement of students to participate in a relief work, blood donation camp, disaster management, eye camp, and rehabilitation works under the auspices of various social organizations, NGOs, Red Cross Society, NSS, etc. in order to instill the sense of civic responsibility among them.

Introduction of compulsory project work in order to develop communication and numerical skills and capability to learners.

Providing regular counseling and remedial classes for the needy.

Quality checkup and updating the knowledge of the teachers by allowing their participation in refresher and orientation courses.

Training of non-teaching staff through Government agencies and also through the faculty members of the college.

Encouraging students to work as team by way of organizing cultural programmes, welcome and farewell functions holding Ganesha, Saraswati Puja and holding Annual Seminars.

Well maintained Girls and Boys hostels with all facilities of learning ambience.

OVER-ALL ANALYSIS
N.C. Autonomous college is an undergraduate institute in a rural set up. The students are mostly drawn from the economically backward, lower middle class families of the region. The college, since its establishment, has been facing various natural calamities caused by recurring flood and cyclone. However, in spite of various constraints the management has been trying its best to fulfill the mission of the institute towards imparting higher education to the students of this backward region. The college has been trying to make the existing general courses more qualitative and sufficiently flexible to offer the students sufficient academic benefit and mobility. Introduction of some job -oriented courses is an important academic step taken up by the institute. The attempt of the college to start region specific courses like 'Rural Biotechnology' is really laudable, and all concerned should help the college in materializing this good effort.

Poor and inadequate infrastructure are some of the major constraints for the institute. The college library should be housed in a separate spacious building, and should be computerized with reprography facilities. More efforts should be made to improve the facilities for games and sports.

Being an autonomous institute, the college has various statutory bodies like Governing Body, Academic Council, Finance Committee, Board of Studies etc to look into overall administrative, academic, financial aspects etc.

It is heartening to note that apart from the academic activities the college is also taking steps for the development of overall personalities of the incumbents. The college encourages various social activities through NSS and Youth Red Cross.

The peer team would like to commend the institution for the following aspects :

*Accepting the challenges of Autonomous College status and running the institution strictly as per guidelines of autonomous colleges.

*Dedication and commitment of the teaching and the non-teaching staff of the institution.

*Effective leadership, decentralized and committee-based functioning and good human relationship resulting in efficient team work.

*Regular and intensive monitoring of students and strict discipline maintained in the institution.

*Smooth functioning of the internal assessments based on a sound tutor-ward system that facilitates the grooming of students, both academic and personal.

*Facilitating aspect of the institution to promote student participation in co-curricular works, dissertation/project work, field study, social outreach programmes and achievement in sports and games.

*Emphasis on research and publications by faculty.

*Services to the children of the downtrodden and underprivileged sections of society. The peer team particularly comments that girls constitute a major portion of student population of the college. It augurs well for empowerment of the women.

*Scholarship and financial aid are given to a large number of economically weaker students.

*Tutorial and Remedial coaching classes for the weaker students.

*Application to UGC for assistance under the 'College with Potential for Excellence' scheme.

*Two major on-going research projects funded by the UGC.

Recommendations
Particularly in the wake of emerging national and global scenario, we would suggest the following to the institution to consider :

*More student support services like placement cell, communication skill development center, personality development programmes, on-campus interviews etc.
*The Department of Sociology is running by a single Lecturer who is unfortunately handicapped ( blind ). As such., one more teacher need to be appointed immediately.

*Possibility of introducing more course options to increase flexibility in course combinations keeping in mind the latest trends and societal needs may be explored.

*To introduce dual mode courses in UGC COP model with or without UGC funding.

*To introduce more self-financed and professional courses having job prospects.

*To explore getting UGC fund for network resource center and go on-line with dial up or leased line internet connectivity for sharing resources available in better institutions.

*To provide central computer facility to all students, access to computer literacy and broadband internet connectivity.

*To arrest high dropout rates.

*To pursue more vigorously the FIP scheme for teachers and their participation in refresher courses and seminars/workshops held outside.

*To set up a Centre for Consultancy Services. Consultancy services by teachers need to be organized with a professional approach, for example, sharing of net income between the teacher concerned and the institution.

*To set up a central instrumentation services and facility wing to provide back up to science departments.

*To acquire Research Journals in larger numbers. Fund from the UGC INFONET scheme may be explored.

*To motivate teachers to acquire research degrees in larger numbers and contribute in research journals. The teachers may be sensitized to pursue extra-mural research projects, at least minor research projects which are supported quite liberally by UGC.

*The self-appraisal of non-teaching staff need to be formalized and linked to their CAS benefits.

*To explore resource generation to facilitate accelerated growth of infrastructure.

*To computerize the library services.

*To set up an Internal Quality Assurance Cell to monitor all parameters and radars for academic, research, governance and extension sub-sectors of the college.

*To admit students from other states and from other regions of the own state.

*To undertake region- specific research.

*Short-term Certificate courses may be introduced in subjects such as Physical Education.

*To execute Agreements with external agencies for partnership in assuring quality education and research.

*To set up permanent bodies/cells/centers for extension or outreach activities.

*To provide more facility to students and faculty for photocopy, if necessary, by outsourcing.

*To constitute the Alumni Association and sensitize the alumni to contribute to development of the college.

*To explore alternate source of fund like MPLAD, endowments, alumni contribution etc. for development of infrastructure.

*To rationalize fees and charges payable by students for augmenting income.

*The Principal should be given power to utilize the accumulated fund in balance of the P.L. Account for infrastructure development of the college.

*A roadmap for development over a period of next 10 or 15 years may be prepared as a VISION document.

*Double examiner ship system should be introduced for each answer script.

*Internal tests should be held for the PG courses at par with the UG courses.

*Single Window computerized examination system need to be set up.

*Welfare schemes may be considered for the non-teaching staff.

*Laboratories need to be developed with the UGC assistance as received every year due to autonomous college scheme.

*The playground needs to be developed considerably. Sports and
Gymnasium facilities should be provided soon.

*Extended hours for the library and reading room may be enforced.

*Sanctioned vacant teaching posts should be filled up without much delay.

*Instead of introducing any new PG course now, the college
should concentrate more for proper development of the existing
UG courses.

*Library facilities should be improved and the same be housed in a separate spacious building.

The PEER TEAM sincerely acknowledges the cooperation and the support extended by the college management, Principal, Teachers, Students, Alumni and Parents. The team is happy to note that in spite of several odds, the college is making its best efforts to keep pace with changing times to sustain the quality in its academic programmes. The Team wishes that the N.C. Autonomous college will be able to realize fully its mission of imparting value based higher education in the region in near future.

(Prof. K.M. Pathak)
Chairperson

(Dr. T.K. Chatterjee)
Member - Coordinator

(Dr. M.P. Sinha)
Member

(R.C.Sarangi)
Principal
N.C.(Autonomous) College,
Jajpur, Orissa

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