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BINAYAKA ACHARYA COLLEGE, Berhampur (Brahmapur), Orissa
Address:Aska Road
Berhampur (Brahmapur) (District Ganjam)
Orissa, India



BINAYAKA ACHARYA COLLEGE, Berhampur (Brahmapur) Orissa is a recognised institute / college. BINAYAKA ACHARYA COLLEGE, Berhampur (Brahmapur) Orissa is also known as Binayak Acharya Degree College.


Principal of BINAYAKA ACHARYA COLLEGE, Berhampur (Brahmapur) Orissa is 9437002232.

BINAYAKA ACHARYA COLLEGE, Berhampur (Brahmapur) Orissa is situated in Berhampur (Brahmapur) of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at BINAYAKA ACHARYA COLLEGE, Berhampur (Brahmapur) Orissa are Admission Incharge 9437074647, 9338754566 Deo.



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BINAYAKA ACHARYA COLLEGE, Berhampur (Brahmapur) Orissa runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).

BINAYAKA ACHARYA COLLEGE is affiliated with Berhampur University, Berhampur (Brahmapur)



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NAAC report of BINAYAKA ACHARYA COLLEGE

Section I: Introduction
Binayak Acharya College, Berhampur, Orissa which was an Extension Wing of the Kallikote College from 1978 to 1979, emerged as an independent Government College in July 1981. It was renamed as Binayak Acharya College in 1984 in the memory of late Sri. Binayak Acharya, former Chief Minister of Orissa. It has been working in its own building covering 9.554 Acres at Haridakhandi, a suburb of Berhampur since 1989. It is affiliated to Berhampur University. UGC recognition under 2f and 12B has been accorded to it in November 2001.

The College is offering B.A. (Hons.), in Economics and Political Science as well as B.A. and B.Com. programmes. English, Oriya, Hindi, Telugu, Economics, History, Political Science, Philosophy and Mathematics are being taught under the Faculty of Arts, while the Commerce Faculty offers commerce courses. The College has 16 permanent teaching staff members out of whom five teachers possess doctoral degrees and two have M.Phil degrees. The total strength of students is 576.

The college has volunteered itself for assessment and accreditation by NAAC. Hence, a Peer Team has been constituted by NAAC consisting of Prof.A.M. Pathan, Vice-Chancellor, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad as Chairman, Prof.H.M. Rajashekara, Professor and Chairman, Department of Studies in Political Science and former Director, UGC-ASC of University of Mysore as Member-Coordinator, and Prakash G. Puranik, Director, P.G. Teaching and Research Centre, Sevadal Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur as Member. Dr.M.S. Shyamasundar, Deputy Adviser, NAAC acted as Co-ordinating officer.

The Peer Team visited the institution on December 21st and 22nd, 2005 to validate the Self-Study Report. It perused the documents, visited all the Departments and interacted with the Principal, Staff, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni. Based on the self-study report and evidence collected, the Peer Team prepared the report about the functioning of College

Section II: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The College offers three UG Programmes - B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science and Economics as well as B.A., and B.Com.. English, Oriya, Hindi, Telugu, Economics, Political Science, History, Philosophy and Mathematics are the 10 subjects taught under the Faculties of Arts and Commerce. The College crest symbolizes the goals and objectives of the institution. The symbols of the ship, book and scientific apparatus represent the three faculties of Commerce, Arts and Science respectively.

The objectives of the institution are -
To make the learners visionaries,
To make them knowledgeable people,
To provide higher education to economically weaker students.

As an affiliated college, it adopts the syllabus prescribed by the University. It has neither decisive voice nor autonomy in the curriculum design and development. However, many faculty members offer their suggestions for the revision of syllabi as members of BOS. Curriculum is reviewed and revised by the University Periodically. During the last three years courses on Environment and Indian Society and Culture have been introduced by the University keeping in view the social and professional relevance. Normally it takes one year for the introduction of new courses. While designing and revising the courses, the University gives 50 per cent weightage to knowledge and 50 per cent weightage to skills. This type of curriculum enhances the equal employment opportunities to students. Further the UG programmes offered by the college are flexible enough to provide the learners the elective options in core subjects. A system of an academic audit is in vogue. The relevance of new courses are assessed by an expert team appointed by the University. Since 1984 unitised syllabus is followed as per the University regulation. Annual system of examination is followed by the College.

Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
Students are admitted to various courses in accordance with the affiliating university's regulations and state government norms. Academic record of students in the qualifying examination is the basis of admission. The sports students are given weightage at the time of admission. After the admission students' knowledge and skills are evaluated by conducting periodical examinations, and through assignments, seminars and half-yearly test. The College offers bridge/remedial courses to the educationally disadvantaged students to improve their power of comprehension and communicative skills. Advanced learners are also encouraged by providing extra study materials and conducting seminars and interactive sessions.

Teaching-plans are prepared by the teachers in accordance with the syllabi. Progress registers are maintained by each Department for periodic review by the Principal as well as by HODs. Unitised syllabus, adopted by the College is advantageous to Students to focus on specific knowledge and skill. Evaluation methods are communicated to them at the beginning of the academic year through college calendar. Lecture method of teaching is supplemented by seminars, guest lectures and OHP presentations. Each teacher handles 25 sessions a week. Out of 240 working days, 183 days are devoted for teaching. 16 teachers are working as permanent staff members and out of them five teachers have obtained Ph.D. degrees and two teachers have M.Phil. degrees. Teachers are recruited by the State Government as and when new subjects are introduced. Additional workload, if any, is managed by the existing staff.

Some teachers have been active in their professional development through participation in seminars during the last two years. Four teachers have participated in national seminars, four in State level seminars and one teacher in international seminars.Some teachers are recognized as research guides by the affiliating university. Besides, two teachers have acted as Resource Persons. Teachers' performance is assessed through self-appraisal method and feed back from students. Teachers submit their self-appraisal reports annually. Teachers have also contributed to the college development by serving as members of various committees.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension exhauste
Teaching occupies a primary position in the college which imparts undergraduate education. It is not recognized as a Research Centre by the University. Therefore, research is a peripheral activity in the college. Nonetheless, teachers are encouraged to undertake research work by sanctioning study leave. Teachers also pursue research on their own efforts and have published a few research papers both in national and international journals. While 40 per cent of teachers publish regularly, 30 per cent are active in research. During the last five years three teachers have been awarded Ph.D. degree.

The College undertakes social and community service by organizing a good number of extension activities. Community development, Social Work, Health and Hygiene Awareness, Medical Camp, Adult Education and Literacy, Blood Donation Camp, Aids awareness and Environment awareness programmes are the major extension activities organized periodically by the College through NSS and Red Cross Society. One teacher is placed under the additional charge of extension activities.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College is located in the semi-urban campus with an area of 9.554 acre of land. The College building has sufficient number of classrooms, chamber for Principal, common staff room and Library Hall. The master plan is prepared for further expansion of the institution with the financial assistance from the State Government and the UGC. The College maintains its infrastructure out of the Government fund allotted for the purpose.

The College has ensured the optimum utilization of its infrastructure both during working days and holidays. During holidays the classrooms are made available for conducting the examinations like Railway Recruitment Examinations, O.A.S. examination, Postal Recruitment Examinations, Banking Recruitment Examinations etc, Cleanliness of the campus is maintained by the NSS Wing of the College.

The Central Library of the College cater to the needs of the learners as well as of the teaching staff. It has a total number of 15,628 books with 9029 titles. Nine journals / periodicals are subscribed. It works from 10 AM to 5 PM on all the 240 working days. Reprography and computer facilities are made available. The Advisory Committee is constituted to strengthen the performance of library.

The college has a small Computer centre with seven computers. Computer facility is provided for office work, library and examination works. Steps are being initiated to develop computer-aided learning packages in different disciplines as well as to provide Central Computer facility in the College.

Although health service facility is not available in the college, provision is made for reimbursement of medical claims to employees.

Promotion of Sports Activities is noticeable in the College. Indoor sports facilities are provided to students only in chess and carom and for outdoor sports activities the college makes use of facilities from other organizations. Though a playground of 15,000 square meters is available for outdoor games it is not developed. Students are trained in athletics and sports by PET. Outstanding sports persons are given certain incentives like prizes and sports talent scholarship. Three students have been awarded Sports Talent Scholarship. Quite a few students from the college have represented the University at the interuniversity level in weight lifting and body building competitions.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
Several steps have been taken by the College for the student support and progression. It publishes the prospectus every year providing information about admission procedure; courses offered, fee structure, procedure for selection to honours course, college regulations and other related details. Financial support in the form of various scholarships is made available to students. National Scholarship, Senior Merit Scholarship, Sports Talent Scholarship, Hindi Merit Scholarship, Physically Handicapped Scholarship and Teachers' Children Scholarship are provided. During the last two years about 55 students have been awarded different scholarships.

A Career Guidance Cell has been set up to advise and motivate the students on career advancement and job opportunities. The College has adopted proctorial system under which teachers tender academic and personal counselling to students. One proctor is designated for a group of 24 students. This system contributes to the development of better teacher - taught rapport and confidence building among learners.

The College has taken steps to provide recreational/leisure time facilities to students in the form of indoor games, out door games, debate clubs, cultural programmes and students' magazines. Promotion of Sports activities provides an opportunity to students to develop Socialisation and Scientific temper.

Student progression is satisfactory. 90 per cent of students appear for the qualifying examination after the minimum period of study. Drop out rate is about 20 per cent. Progression to employment and further study varies from 30 per cent to 50 per cent.

A few Alumni have held prominent positions. Alumni Association has been started recently.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The College has an internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism. The Governing Body, Admission Committee, Examination Committee, Purchase Committee and Discipline Committee play a vital role in the organization and management of the institution. Several other committees have constituted for discharging different activities. Almost all teachers are associated with these committees. During the last two years all the decisions of the selection committee have been endorsed by the Governing Body. There is also an inbuilt mechanism to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. Though formal computer training is not given to staff, they learn on their own outside the college. A committee is constituted to prepare the academic calendar.

The fee structure is Rs.600/- each for B.A. students and Rs.605/- each for B.Com. students. Unit cost of education is Rs.7, 174/- including salary component and Rs.307 excluding salary component.

The College has set up Grievance Redressal Cell. It meets once a month and looks into the grievances given by employees and students. This system helps to create a congenial atmosphere in the institution.

Certain welfare programmes have been introduced for the benefit of both teaching and non-teaching staff members. Loan facilities are made available to the teaching and non-teaching staff through HUDCO, HBA, Festival Advance, GPF and vehicle loans. The employees have to follow the requirement and eligibility criteria laid down by the lending institutions.

Equipments are purchased after the approval of purchase Committee's decision by the Government and observing purchase formalities.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
After the perusal of the self-study report and interaction with the Principal and Staff members, the Peer Team noticed the following healthy practices pursued by the College.

Internal quality is ensured through frequent meetings of HODs and Committees.

Learners and teachers are sensitized about latest managerial concepts such as strategic planning, team-work, decision-making and computerization.

Value-based education is imparted through special lectures by eminent scholars, writers and social activists.

Civic responsibilities are inculcated among learners through NSS and Youth Red Cross activities.

Personality development of students is promoted by organizing co-curricular activities, seminars, debates, discussions, and counselling.

Communicative skill among learners is encouraged by conducting spoken English and remedial coaching classes.

Teacher's Day, Human Rights Day and Birth Anniversaries of important personalities are observed to broaden the outlook of learners and to promote social harmony.

Section III: Overall Analysis
The Peer Team perused the self-study report and interacted with the Governing Body, Principal, teaching and non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni. It commends the College on the following aspects:

The College is committed to impart quality education to the students coming from rural and semi-urban areas.

Mechanism for Internal quality check is ensured.

All teachers working are holding permanent positions.

Efforts are being made for the improvement of educational qualifications of non-Ph.D. teachers and for their professional development.

A few teachers are active in research and extension activities.

The college N.S.S. wing conducted area-wise camps which are unique under the jurisdiction of Berhampur University.

A student has secured university rank in Political Science in the examination conducted in 2004.

Grievance Redressal Cell is set up to create a sense of security both among students and employees.

A few teachers have presented papers in both national and international conferences.

A few students have represented the universities at the interuniversity competitions both in weight lifting and bodybuilding.

Inculcation of civic responsibilities and skill development among learners make the education more beneficial and productive.

A women's forum has been established recently to create awareness among women about their rights and related gender issues.

RECOMMENDATIONS
To meet the professional and vocational requirements of learners as well as to ensure greater quality education, the Peer Team wishes to recommend the following:

Teachers of all Departments are to be motivated and supported to participate in state / national / international seminars / conferences, Workshops / Symposia.
Seminars / Conferences / Workshops are to be organized periodically by the College.

Professional development of teachers is to be strengthened by deputing them to participate in Refresher Courses and other short-term training programmes.

Innovative Teaching methods are to be introduced.

Courses on Information Technology, Human Rights, Rural Development, Water Conservation, Tourism, Hotel Management may be started.

Extension courses and addon courses may be introduced in select subjects like Communicative English, Computer Application and WTO or Intellectual Property Rights.

Library may be developed along modern lines with internet facility and computerization.

Computer Centre may be further strengthened to provide more facilities to learners.

Teachers may be encouraged to avail funds from funding agencies like U.G.C., I.C.S.S.R., I.C.H.R. etc for their research projects.

The college may revive book bank facility in the library.

The college may also make efforts to get grants from U.G.C. for remedial coaching to the students belonging to S.C./S.T. category.

More indoor game and outdoor game facilities are to be provided to the students and develop the sports ground available.

The hostel, canteen and health service facilities may also be made available to the students.

The Principal may impress upon the state Govt. to get more financial support for the improvement of college surroundings and approach road to it from the town entrance.

The Peer Team is happy to thank the Principal, Co-ordinator, Members of the Governing Council, Teaching and non-teaching staff for their cooperation in the process of assessment and for their cordiality and hospitality. It wishes the college the best future. The Peer Team also thank the coordinating officer of NAAC, Dr. M.S. Shyamsundar.

Prof.A.M. Pathan
Chairman

Prof.H.M.Rajashekara
Member - Coordinator

Prof.Prakash G.Puranik
Member

Place: Berhampur

Date : 22.12.2005



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