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SSB College, Mahakalpara, Orissa
SSB College, Mahakalpara, Orissa
Mahakalpara (District Kendrapara)
SSB College, Mahakalpara Orissa is a recognised institute / college. Status: Co-Ed.
SSB College, Mahakalpara Orissa is also known as Sri Sri Bayababa Degree College.
SSB College, Mahakalpara Orissa was established on / in 1981.
Principal of SSB College, Mahakalpara Orissa is 9437128649.
SSB College, Mahakalpara Orissa is situated in Mahakalpara of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mahakalpara comes under Mahakalpara Tehsil, Kendrapara District.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at SSB College, Mahakalpara Orissa are Admission (I/C) 9238588583, DEO 9938192862.
Courses+3Arts, Science, Commerce
SSB College, Mahakalpara Orissa runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
SSB College is affiliated with Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar
Media coverage of SSB College, Mahakalpara Orissa, Orissa
NAAC report of SSB CollegeSection-I: Preface
The Sri Sri Bayababa College, sanctioned as a Grant-in-Aid College, established at Mahakalapara in Kendrapara District of Orissa, is affiliated to Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar. It was started in the year 1981 and recognized by the UGC under 2(f) and 12(B) in November 1991. The College is spread over an area of 10.94 acres plot of land in a rural setting about 120 kilometers away from Bhubaneshwar. The stated objective of the College is to dispel the darkness of ignorance from the minds of the uneducated and to enlighten them by providing them higher education at a lower cost especially to the economically disadvantaged young boys and girls. The institution offers undergraduate courses only in Arts, Commerce and Science faculties in the remote rural area of the region. The total number of subjects offered at the college is 13 in all the faculties put together; 5 in Science, 7 in Arts and 1 in Commerce. The College has total student strength of 344 in academic year 2006-07 out of which 233 are boys and 111 are girls. The teaching days of the college and also the working days were 285 during the last academic year. The total number of posts of permanent teachers sanctioned to the college is 31 out of which 22 are permanent, 02 are working on temporary basis and remaining are lying vacant. The number of non-teaching staff is 11 out of which 5 are non-technical and 6 are technical. The unit cost of education of the college is Rs. 1,381/- excluding salary component and Rs. 10,260/- including salary component.
The above College volunteered to be accredited by NAAC and submitted a self-study report in the month of December, 2006. Accordingly, the NAAC has constituted a peer team with Prof. Rajpal, S. Sirohi, Vice-Chancellor of Barkatullah University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh as the Chairman, Prof. N. Lingamurthy, Professor of Economics and Co-ordinator, UGC, (SAP-DRS), Department of Economics, Kakatiya University as the member co-ordinator and Prof. B. N. Deka, Former Principal, Rangia College, Assam as the member. The peer team interacted with teaching and the non-teaching staff, the former members of G.B., the students, the Alumni and the parents of the students during its visit to the College. It also visited the departments, and other facilities and its assessment is as follows:
Section- II - Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion-1: Curricular Aspects
The College is offering at present only undergraduate programmes in three faculties - Arts, Commerce and Science. The College has no freedom in curriculum design as it is approved in the Boards of Studies of the respective Departments of the Utkal University and sent to the college for implementation. But the curriculum is designed on the basis of the UGC guidelines issued from time to time. The College issues a prospectus annually through which students and parents make choice of courses at the time of admissions. The syllabus is unitized and supplied to the students in the beginning of the academic year by the concerned teachers of the college. The curriculum is revised by the respective Boards of Studies of the University from time to time. It appears that the curriculum is not revised by the University frequently.
The College offers general and honours programmes in Arts, Science and Commerce faculties. Adequate programme options are offered and the students may choose the combinations as per their aptitudes. The students of Arts and Commerce streams are to take up two compulsory papers on Indian Society and Culture and on Environment Study in the 3rd year and 2nd and 3rd year respectively. The students of Science stream also have to take up one compulsory paper on Indian Society and Culture in the 3rd year. Students are given the option to choose either Oriya or Alternative English as the compulsory Modern Indian Language. Students are offered Honours courses in the subjects Oriya, Political Science, History, Sociology, Sanskrit, Chemistry, Zoology and Commerce. It is also observed that the College does not offer any laboratory class in third year. It also provides remedial courses to the slow and disadvantaged learners especially for the students of Science and Commerce streams.
Criterion-2: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The Sri Sri Bayababa College, Orissa, was sanctioned 31 permanent posts out of which 22 are now working on permanent basis, 02 are working on temporary basis and remaining are lying vacant. The teaching staff are the chief motivators of their students and take classes for about 18 hours per week. The syllabus is unitized and supplied and it is taught with commitment. There were 285 working days during the last academic year. The faculty members are encouraged to participate in seminars, symposia, refresher courses etc as a part of career development program. The teachers are recruited as per the government norms by giving advertisement in the newspapers. The contract and temporary appointments of the college are made by the selection committee constituted by the G.B. of the College. The teachers of the college are encouraged to pursue higher studies leading to M. Phil and Ph.D degrees and also to undertake minor and major research projects sanctioned by the UGC. Only three teachers possess Ph.D degree and 7 teachers possess M. Phil. Degree as the highest Qualification. The teachers conduct monthly and quarterly tests for continuous evaluation of students. The college also conducts remedial classes for the slow learners to improve their performance. Examinations are conducted fairly by the college.
It may also be mentioned that the success rate of students in final examination varies between 66% to 76% during last two year and drop out rate is high lying between 22% to 25%.
Criterion-3: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Undertaking research is not a significant activity of the College but still some of the teachers are active in research as three teachers possess Ph.D and seven teachers possess M.Phil degrees. The College encourages the teachers to promote research activities by granting study leave and helping them to get financial grants from outside organizations for conducting their research projects. During the last few years 12 Minor Research Projects have been completed by the faculty members with the financial grant of Rs.4,80,000.00 received from U.G.C. The teachers of the college are encouraged to participate in the national level seminars and present papers. There is no consultancy work undertaken by the staff as it is an undergraduate college.
As far as extension work is concerned, the college has taken up several programmes like AIDs awareness, Community Development, Environment awareness, Blood Donation Camps, Health and Hygiene awareness. Some of the extension activities form part of the curriculum like Environmental Science, Population Studies, Economics, Sociology etc. The College has three NSS units each consisting of 50 students but has no NCC unit.
Criterion-4: Infrastructure and Learning Resources:
The Sri Sri Bayababa College is spread over an area of 10.94 acres in a building of 1500 Sq.mtrs. The total number of class rooms and laboratory rooms are 33, library is housed in 2 rooms, one boys and one girls common room and a staff common room apart from the Principal's chamber. There is also a conference hall, a garden and one student's union office. There is a separate accommodation for Games and Sports department and spacious play fields. The college plans to build the Science laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology Departments from the UGC grants. The library has a collection of 4,500 titles and 8,334 volumes and journals are not subscribed. There is also a book bank scheme meant for weaker section students. The library is kept open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on all working days and 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during the holidays and it works for 285 days in a year. Five PCs have been purchased for IT course.
Laboratory equipment is sparse, the furniture both in class rooms and laboratory needs to be improved.
Criterion-5: Student Support and Progression:
The total number of students of the college is 344 out of which 233 are boys and 111 are girls and the dropout rate varies between 20 to 25 percent. The students are given admission on the basis of their past academic record and reservation policy. The student of the college take interest in extra curricular activities and actively participate in student union elections, college day celebrations etc., There is also a student counselling centre and Grievance redressal cell established at the college. There is an alumni association formed very recently. The college publishes prospectus every year, which provides very useful information to the students and parents about the college and facilities. Some scholarships are granted by G.B. for meritorious students and to SC/ST students as per Government policy. The teaching staff always motivates and guides the students in settling various types of jobs. The games/ sports department provides facilities for outdoor and indoor games and sports to the students.
Criterion-6: Organisation and Management
The Sri Sri Bayababa College is a grant-in-aid college. At present the College is headed by In-Charge Principal who is assisted by a Vice-Principal. Principal plays the role of a leader and is supported by a number of committees constituted from time to time to assist him in managing the college smoothly. The governing body of the college is the apex decision making body and two senior faculty members also are nominated into it. At present, the governing body is defunct (since 2004) and sub-collector of the area is acting as President. The teaching staff are made incharges of administrative, accounts and examination wings of the college. The finances of the college are audited by internal audit mechanism and is checked by Local Fund Audit which is the external mechanism. Apart from fee paid by the students, the college depends heavily on the grants sanctioned by the government to the college every year. The budgeting and auditing procedures are regular and satisfactory. The financial management of the college is effective and transparent. The college has prepared a budget of Income and Expenditure to the tune of Rs.78, 50,001.00 and Rs.78, 49,506.00 respectively for the academic session 2006-07.
Criterion-7: Healthy Practices
The following are some of the healthy practices of the College as observed by the peer team:
There is effective management of college administration as three senior teachers look after the administrative, academic and accounts sections of the college.
Value-based education is imparted through yoga and special talks on spiritualism, lives of great saints and seers, Aids awareness, communal harmony, Eco awareness programme etc.,
The college has three NSS units, which organize blood donation camps, road safety and fire safety programmes, eye camps, plantation and gardening etc.
Peer Team has gone through the SSR and interacted with all the constituents of the college and also visited the Departments and laboratories and other facilities. Peer Team would like to make the following observations and recommendations:
Most of the teachers have P.G. as the highest qualification. They may be encouraged to do M.Phil/Ph.D.
The college may explore possibility of introducing more course options. Some computer/IT related degree courses like BCA, B.Sc.(IT) and Management oriented courses like BBA etc. may be introduced.
The college may increase the number of seats for degree students in different streams and encourage the enrollment of more students in degree courses.
The college may strengthen laboratories and start P.G. courses in some select subjects.
The vacant posts of the teachers may be filled up on priority basis.
Teachers may be encouraged to get more research grants from various bodies like UGC, CSIR, DBT, DST etc. and some matching research grant may be provided by the management.
The teachers may be encouraged to publish research papers at National and International levels.
Resource generation through self-financing courses may be mobilized.
A women empowerment cell and N.C.C. facility may be provided.
The departments may be encouraged to establish departmental libraries and departmental societies involving the teachers and students of respective departments may be formed.
The college may organize National level seminars/workshops etc.
The library needs addition of latest text and reference books. The computerization of the library by installing latest library software must be taken up on priority basis.
The college may provide hostel facility to girl students.
Complete computerization of the college records including Accounts and students' profile may be taken up on priority basis.
A well-furnished Auditorium may be built in near future.
The College should immediately take up building the boundary wall so that its land is protected from encroachment as the present fencing is not adequate..
The College should help students in the preparation of entrance tests.
Finally the Peer Team would like to place on record its appreciation for the help and assistance provided by the Principal, members of the teaching and non-teaching staff and the students during the course of its visit to the College.
We do believe that this exercise will be useful to the College to initiate the quality enhancement strategies and its march towards further growth and development.
Prof. R S Sirohi
Prof. N Lingamurthy
Professor of Economics
Prof. B N Deka
Prof. S K Mohapatra
Sri Sri Bayababa College
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