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Alaka Mahavidyalaya, Anantabata, Orissa


Alaka Mahavidyalaya, Anantabata, Orissa
Anantabata (District Jagatsinghpur)
Orissa, India

Alaka Mahavidyalaya, Anantabata Orissa is a recognised institute / college. Alaka Mahavidyalaya, Anantabata Orissa was established on / in 1981.

Principal of Alaka Mahavidyalaya, Anantabata Orissa is 9337742594.

Alaka Mahavidyalaya is situated in Anantabata of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Alaka Mahavidyalaya, Anantabata Orissa are Admission Incharge 9437448008, 8763037995 DEO.

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Contact Details of Alaka Mahavidyalaya, Anantabata Orissa are : Alaka (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Anantabata
Principal Mobile: 9937361745
Admission Mobile: 7504077374
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Alaka Mahavidyalaya, Anantabata Orissa runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
+3Arts, Science

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

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NAAC report of Alaka Mahavidyalaya

Alaka Mahabidyalaya at Anantabata, Anakhia, Jagatsinghpur district, Orissa was established on 24-08-1979 as a grant-in aid college affiliated to Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa. It is located in rural area on a campus of 17.04 acres. It was started as a college for offering +2 Course in 1979 and added degree programme in 1985. Presently it offers 5 honours and 5 Pass course programmes in Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology and Education and two Pass Courses in Science and an Honours programme in Chemistry.. Self-financing courses like M.B.A. and Bio-Technology are awaiting approval both from the government and Utkal University. The institution has been recognized under 2f and 12B by U.G.C. in March, 1990.

The goals of the college is to provide quality and value based education, developing patriotism, a sense of social responsibility, promoting social harmony and national integration. The college has well qualified faculty strength of 24 Permanent teachers and 15 Temporary teachers. Among the permanent faculty 6 are Ph.Ds, 7 are M.Phils. Among 15 temporary staff there are no Ph.Ds. There are 15 non-teaching staff in the institution. It has 598 students on the rolls of the college and the present admission strength is 256. The college has a central library, sports facilities, guest house, limited quarters for the staff, canteen, non resident centre, common room for day scholars, laboratories, office for Student Union and a vehicle stand. The unit cost of education including salary is Rs.7889/- and excluding salary is Rs.598/-.Alaka Mahavidyalaya volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted the self-study report to NAAC in May 2005.

A peer team was constituted by the council to visit the institution and validate the self-study report. The peer team consisting Prof. P. Geervani. Former Vice-Chancellor, Padmavati Mahila Viswa Vidyalayam, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh as Chairman, Prof K. Damodara Naidu, Former Principal, Govt First grade college, Ramanagar, Karnataka and Prof. Subir Kumar Basu Dean of Students welfare Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal as Members visited the institution on 10th and 11th November 2006. Dr. M.S. Shyamsundar Deputy Advisor, NAAC acted as Co-ordinating officer.

The peer team carefully perused and analyzed the self-study report submitted by the institution. During institutional visit, the peer team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments and the facilities and interacted with the various constituents, such as the academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension and other facilities of the institution. The team also interacted at length with the Governing Body, Head of the institution, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the institution. Based on this exercise and keeping in mind the Criteria identified by NAAC, the peer team assessed the institution. The assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features, and the recommendations of the team are presented in the following sections.

Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
As an affiliated college of the Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, the college follows the syllabi prescribed by the University for the Humanities and Sciences in the annual pattern. The college offers ten programmes in Humanities and three programmes in Sciences. Many of the programmes are of conventional nature. Pass and Honours, courses are offered in Education, Economics, History, Political Science and Sociology. Two pass courses in science and one honors course in Chemistry are also offered. Most of the curricula of Humanities programmes are knowledge oriented and the Science courses have about 30% skill component.

The curricula are being reviewed and updated once in three years by the Board of studies which has a few teachers from the affiliated colleges. None of the faculty of the college is a member of Board of Studies of the University. During the academic year 2002-03 the courses have been changed making them more relevant to the changing times. For both Science and Humanities Programmes Common major elective subjects are Environmental Science, Population studies and Indian society & culture. Minor elective subjects differ for Science and Arts Programmes. Physical Sciences students study Biology and Biology students study Mathematics. For Humanities programme minor elective subjects are Indian Polity, Indian economy and Landmarks in Indian History, Sociology & Education. To introduce a new Programme of study it takes at least one year.

The college is not directly involved in the design of the curriculum but the faculty makes several suggestions in the seminars organized by the university for the change of course content to make it relevant to the present situation. Academic audit is conducted by the University. Degrees are awarded by the University. In the evaluation, awarding of degrees, opening any new course/ subject and the increase of seats to any course, University decision is final. The college follows the modular curriculam and the entire course is unitized. Inter/multi-disciplinary approach is followed to a limited extent.

Criterion II: Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
Students are admitted into the various courses on the basis of marks and reservation policy of State Government. Teaching is mainly by lecture method and practical classes. The college encourages the teachers to make a teaching plan which is not very well organized. Seminars are also conducted by the students to encourage additional reading. Remedial courses are conducted to help educationally disadvantaged students. Details of implementation in terms of monitoring mid-course correction etc are done through monthly verification of lesson plan and progress register, submission of monthly progress report to the Principal and reviewing the progress at departmental level by HOD's. The teaching is done mainly in Oriya and the students are found to have poor communication skills. The average dropout percentage is 25 and pass percentage is 70 during the last three years. Very few students have secured first classes.

Faculty is recruited by the Governing Body through a selection committee consisting of an eminent educationist of the respective field and members of Governing Body. The College Governing Body is authorized to make faculty appointments on temporary basis and pay them from their own resources. Among the faculty 13 have attended national level seminars/conferences/workshops as participants and one faculty member has attended international level conference.

The College follows the appraisal method like class inspection by Principal and HODs and the deficiencies are communicated to the teachers. Students' feedback is communicated to the teacher concerned and they are asked to improve their teaching. The final examination is designed and conducted by the Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. Students are encouraged to participate in intercollegiate seminars, quiz and symposia. Character and Personality Development is emphasized in all these activities.. The association activities of each department provide ample scope for extra-curricular and co-curricular learning.

The College encourages teachers to avail of the faculty improvement programme of the U.G.C.; major and minor research projects and participation in seminars apart from their participation in the refresher and orientation courses. The institution has no ongoing research projects and has no collaborations/linkages with international institutions. There is no institutional mechanism for faculty appraisal. A few departments have their own method of self evaluation to identify the strengths and weaknesses of individual teachers.

Criterion III: Reseach, Consultancy and Extension.
The institution has no ongoing research projects and has no collaborations/linkages with national or international institutions. Out of 24 permanent teachers 6 are Ph.D. holders, 7 are M.Phil and the rest 12 are post graduates. Out of the 15 temporary teachers, none have Ph.D. degree. Research work among faculty is yet to find a place. If any teacher is interested in doing research he or she has to do on their own without financial assistance. The Principal of the college has guided four scholars for Ph.D., of which two scholars have been awarded Ph.D. degrees recently. He authored 9 books and 32 articles were published in State and National Journals. One faculty member has completed two minor research papers prior to posting to this College. Three faculty members of the Oriya language department have authored several books of literary value and which are even prescribed for undergraduate level. Similarly faculty of Sociology, History, Economics and Education departments have published books, some of which have been prescribed as text books at UG level. One of the faculty members of Oriya language has received state level award for Poetry and one faculty member of History has received awards from All India Radio for acting and script writing.

The department of Botany offers consultancy to local farmers in grafting techniques. Similarly a demonstrator in Physics department prepares saplings of medicinal and vegetable plants and supplies to the local farmers. The department of Chemistry has been offering consultancy in soil and water testing. Competent teachers and departments should be encouraged to offer consultancy. This exposure will not only enrich the faculty but will also be of immense help to the students.

The college has two NSS units consisting of 50 boys and 50 girls. In collaboration with local NGO 'Kalyan' and 'Subhashree' the college organizes awareness programmes with regard to population explosion, environment, Aids and economy in the use of water. The NSS units organize camps every year in different villages involving local youth in Community development, in creating Health and Hygiene awareness, Aids awareness and in creating environmental awareness. One day camp for Yoga and Pranayam has been conducted for enhancing concentration of students and inculcating discipline among students NSS units organize camps regularly every month. Students and teachers are encouraged to participate in extension activities through different committees such as NSS, Adult Education, Youth Red Cross, Nature club where teachers as members and students as volunteers carryout extension activities. The local NGO 'Kalyan' has organized National Integration Camp in the year 2002 in collaboration with the College in the college premises where 120 participants from the eastern region participated. The College has collaboration with two leading NGO's of the locality namely 'Kalyan' and 'Shubhashree'. Both the NGO's are actively engaged in the field of rural health and sanitation, planting saplings, creating environmental awareness, Aids awareness and adult literacy campaigns. There is scope for further utilization of student potential for extension activities and outreach programmes especially in the field of women empowerment.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The Alaka Mahavidyalaya has a vast campus spread over 17.04 acres of land. It is an co-education College providing senior high school (+2) and higher education to the rural students of Jagatsinghpur district of Orissa. The College has an administrative block, Science block, Arts block, study centre, laboratories, class rooms and library. In addition there are Common rooms for staff, boys and girls. A guesthouse, canteen, Cycle sheds, playground, Open air auditorium are also located in the campus. However the approach road of 3km from the main road to the college is in a bad condition even to walk, more so in rainy season. The girls hostel is under construction. The construction committee monitors the construction, renovation, and extension of these buildings. It has a garden spread over two acres of land, a Botanical garden and the College authority has taken special care for keeping the campus green and beautiful by plantation. Department of Botany has taken care to collect and nurture some selective medicinal plants.

The College has central library with about 12,555 books and 52 magazines and Journals. The library remains open for 6days in a week from 8.30am to 4.30pm. The library has an advisory committee that decides library policy matters and the purchase of the books. Last year 127 books worth of Rs.27335/- have been purchased. The library is computerized. In October, 2006 a reading facility has been added with the grant received from local M.P.

The college has four computers in the computer center. The college has health services. A Government Doctor from Primary Health Centre visits the college at least twice in a year to render medical assistance to the students and staff of the college.

A large play ground has been developed over an area of 5 acres which is used for Cricket, Football. The college provides various games and sports equipment to the students such as Volley bal, Basket ball, Javelin, Discuss throw and other equipment. Apart from this a multigym centre is also established with UGC assistance. There is a basket ball court. The College conducts annual athletics meet every year. The students have participated in the inter-collegiate athletics meet. The sports students are given additional weightage during admission into the College.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
Alaka Mahavidyalaya is catering to the needs of the rural community. The audio visual facilities are highly insufficient to be used as teaching aids. The Science laboratories are poorly equipped as well as congested to facilitate comfortable moving space. Class rooms are inadequate in number and desks, which has been pointed as a problem by the students.

The College publishes prospectus every year, which contains general information with regard to the course structure, rules and regulations of admission, the details of the fee structure, commencement of classes, availability of scholarship, examination schedule etc. The College provides merit cum poverty scholarship, Post Matric Scholarship to the deserving students as per Government norms. The College provides number of recreational and leisure time facilities like indoor and out-door games, nature and debate clubs, cultural programme and essay writing etc. The College magazine published annually has great scope for improvement. The College publishes its academic calendar in the beginning of the session. Support services such as Library, Canteen, Cycle stands etc. are available to students. The Alumni of the College have formed an association very recently but is yet to take any activity.

The NSS activities of the college are good. There are two NSS units one for boys and another for girls in collaboration with local NGO, NSS has undertaken various programmes like awareness programme of population, environment, AIDS etc, improvement hygienic condition of rural people, community development etc. NSS camps are regularly organized in the areas prone to water borne disease, the volunteers advise the people about the use of safe drinking water. The cash prize is awarded to the best NSS volunteers every year by the college. The youth Red Cross unit of the College organizes the blood donation camp, Disaster management training camp. The YRC and NSS unit are involved in the relief and rehabilitation of the people affected in the super cyclone.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
In the very beginning, the College was started with the help of the educationists of this area to promote quality and value based higher education to the backward sections of the society in this rural part of Anantabata. The College was admitted as Grant in Aid by Government of Orissa and recognized by UGC in March, 1990 under 2f & 12B. Hence it has to follow the rules and regulations of government of Orissa with regards to constitution of Governing Body, recruitment of staff and so on. The Governing Body of the College is nominated by the State Government. The minister for School and Mass education of Orissa is the President of the Governing Body. Principal of the College is the Secretary of the Governing Body. The other 13 members are nominated by the Government as per norms. The Governing Body meets once or twice in a year, to discuss any important developmental issues related to College, and approval budget and staff appointments.

The College has various Staff Committees such as Staff Council, Admission, Recruitment, Discipline, Library, Construction, Purchase, Accounts, Magazine, Cultural and examination committee to carry out respective functions. Each committee is headed by a senior teacher. The committee co-ordinates and monitor the College activities. Account bursar, Academic burser look after the financial management and the academic affairs respectively. The Head clerk guide the non-teaching staff in their day-to-day functioning.

The College has three categories of teaching and non-teaching staff from the point of their salary. Some are appointed on UGC scale, some Under State scale and a few under management scale. The teaching and non-teaching employees governed by State Government and UGC scale are eligible for different kinds of facilities such as leave, loan, health benefits etc.

The College prepares its annual budget in the beginning of the financial year and all expenditures are made as per budget. The finance of Institution is judiciously allocated and effectively utilized to make its programmes cost effective and the auditing procedures are regular and standardized. Major items are purchased through purchase committee by inviting quotations. All the records are well maintained by the administrative accounts staff of the college. Accounts bursar normally makes the internal audit. The College receives grants from UGC and State Government. Besides, College generates additional revenue by way of collection of development and establishment fee from the students.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The peer team has identified a few unique features, which enhance the academic ambience of the institution as observed.

*The College maintains good relationship between students, staff, Principal, and management.

*The College has taken special care for keeping the campus green and beautiful.

*The NSS unit along with local NGO organizes awareness programmes of population, environment, AIDS, rural sanitation, use of safe drinking water etc.

*Study tours and field study have proved to be effective.

*The College aims at developing the all round personality development of the students through dedicated teaching, organization of cultural and co-cultural activities.

*Introduction of dress code by the College.

*Good discipline among students and staff.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
After analyzing the functioning of the College and interacting with the faculty, students and management, the Peer Team observed the following commendable features

Commitment of the management and the staff for developing and sustaining the strength of the College.

Efforts of the Governing Body to generate resources from MP, MLA to improve the infrastructure facilities.

Regular functioning of the College, inspite of difficult approach road to reach the college by walk from the bus stop on the main road.

The confidence and trust the students have in the leadership of Principal and staff of the college.

Sincere efforts of the management staff to teach although the salary drawn by them is far less than the other staff.

Publication of books by several staff members and contribution to their respective fields.

The peer team makes the following suggestions and recommendation for the improvement of the institution.

Mobilization of resources to equip the laboratories and furniture in the class rooms with Audio-Visual aids.

The College may establish computer centre to train students, staff and non teaching staff in the use of computer.

Career guidance and counseling centre may be established with full time qualified Staff to enable the students in making right choice of courses and jobs.

Plus 2 courses may be delinked from the degree courses and certificate and Diploma courses may be started keeping in mind the local needs.

Since pass courses do not provide opportunities for vertical mobility of students it may be replaced by Honours courses in a phased manner.

Proper playgrounds may be developed and sports equipment may be augmented.

There should be formal institutional mechanism to collect feedback from the students about faculty and also self-appraisal of the staff.

More class rooms may be added.

Internet facility may be provided to both faculty and students.

NSS and YRC offices can be relocated and equipped.

Compound may be constructed to prevent outsiders entering the College campus and encroachment by the neighbors.

Health centre may be established with adequate medicines to treat the students.

Welfare schemes which are extended to state government staff may be extended to the staff appointed by the management.

Prof. Geervani.P .(Chairman)

Prof K. Damodara Naidu (Member)

Prof. Subir Kumar Basu (Member)

Place: Anantabata, Anakhia

Date: 11th November, 2006

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