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Kuchinda College, Kuchinda, Orissa


Kuchinda College, Kuchinda, Orissa
Kuchinda (District Sambalpur)
Orissa, India

Kuchinda College, Kuchinda Orissa is a recognised institute / college. Status: Co-ed, Pvt., Aided. Kuchinda College, Kuchinda Orissa is also known as Kuchinda Degree College. Kuchinda College, Kuchinda Orissa was established on / in 1964.

Principal of Kuchinda College, Kuchinda Orissa is 9437192977.

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

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Kuchinda College, Kuchinda Orissa are Admission Incharge 9437346716, DEO 9178277841, 9437979564.


Kuchinda College, Kuchinda Orissa runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).

Approval details: Kuchinda College is affiliated with Sambalpur University, Sambalpur (Orissa)

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NAAC report of Kuchinda College

Kuchinda College, Kuchinda volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted the Self-Study Report to NAAC in December, 2003. A Peer Team was constituted by the Council to visit the institution and validate the Self-Study Report. The Peer Team, consisting of Prof. C. K. Sharma, Former Vice-Chancellor, Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, as Chairperson, Dr. D. Vijaya Prasad, Principal, Government City College, Hyderabad, A.P., as Member-Coordinator and Prof Subir Kumar Basu, Dean of Student Welfare, Vidyasagar University, Paschim Midnapore, West Bengal as Member, visited the institution for two days on 27th and 28th January, 2005.

Kuchinda College, Kuchinda is an undergraduate institution which was established in June 1964 by the Governing Body of Kuchinda College, Kuchinda. The College is affiliated to Sambalpur University and is admitted into Grant-in-aid by the Government of Orissa. This is a composite college with +2 intermediate and +3 undergraduate education sharing the common infrastructural facilities and common teaching and non-teaching staff with one Principal under the same management. The workload is integrated to compute the number of teachers required. The College has 13 departments with three UG programmes in Arts, Science and Commerce. The

College is recognized under 2f and 12(B) of the UGC Act since July 1974. The College is located in a semi-urban and tribal area in a sprawling campus of 50 acres. The Kuchinda sub-division of Sambalpur district with adjoining area of Sundergarh and Deogarh districts comprise the population of SC and ST communities to about 68.4% and about 20% belong to the other backward classes. Most of the students come from the low-income group and SC, ST and BC communities. There are 40 permanent teachers and 42 non-teaching/technical staff. Among the teaching faculty, there are 6 Ph.D. and 17 M.Phil. degree holders. There are 479 students, of whom 260 are girls, pursuing various UG programmes. The dropout rate is 8.2% (for the entry year 2001-02) with success rate of 22.6% for the same entry year . The unit cost of education for the college including salary component is Rs. 21,657/- and the unit cost excluding salary component is Rs.6180/- (2003-04).

The Peer Team carefully perused and analysed the Self-Study Report submitted by the Institution. During institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents and visited the various departments and the facilities. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension activities of the institution were visited. The Peer Team also interacted at length with the Management, the Principal, the faculty members, students, non-teaching staff, parents, alumni and functionaries of various facilities such as Library, NSS, NCC and sports field. Based on the visit and interactions and having in mind the seven criteria identified by the NAAC, the Peer Team presents an objective assessment of the College in the following pages mentioning the features that deserve commendation and the issues that cause concern.

Criterion -I : Curricular Aspects
The College offers B.A. B.Sc. and B.Com. courses. The College imparts UG education in 13 subjects with different conventional combinations. As an affiliated college of Sambalpur University, the College follows the syllabi prescribed by the University and it has no control over the design, review etc., of the syllabus. The admissions, fee structure, curricular design and examination pattern are as per the norms of the Sambalpur University.

Kuchinda sub-division is one of the most backward tribal regions of Orissa state and this College is a boon to the people of this region. Kuchinda College meets the higher educational needs of the people of Kuchinda and the surrounding rural localities who are predominantly Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Backward Classes communities.

The temporal plan of academic work is based on annual system. There are 13 departments in the College and the staff members evince keen interest in up-dating their knowledge and in raising the level of instructions to the students. The College adopts self-appraisal reports of faculty for feedback mechanism with respect to its academic activities.

The syllabi are thoroughly covered in the classes by a judicious combination of regular classes and participative and interactive sessions immediately after the lecture.

Criterion - II : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Students are selected for admission into various general courses on the basis of their academic performance at the qualifying examinations. The honours students are admitted based on their performance in the special entrance test. The performance of the students is assessed throughout the year through periodic tests. The teaching schedule is informed to the students in advance. Teachers write their daily activities in a register and the Principal reviews them regularly. The total number of working days of the College is 241 and the teaching days are 180.

The ratio of permanent teaching staff to that of non-teaching staff is 1:1. The College prospectus carries the information about the method of admission and the method of evaluation. The teachers are recruited as per the government rules as applicable to government aided colleges.

Besides the conventional method of teaching, other teaching aids like Maps, Charts, Models and Slides are used. Teachers follow field visits, group discussions and seminars for the benefit of the students. The College follow the self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the faculty. Computerisation facility is not available in the departments and library.

Criterion - III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
Out of the 40 teachers, there are 6 Ph.D. and 17 M.Phil. degree holders in the college. The English department staff have completed one research project of Rs.45,000/-. The research activity is yet to be strengthened in this College inspite of the fact that the College is having 6 Ph.D. and 17 M.Phil. faculty members with research degrees. The College do not offer consultancy services.

The College has two NSS units comprising of 50 students in each, one for the boys and the other for girls. The NSS, besides regular campus cleaning and maintaining greenery, extends its activities to the neighbourhood areas and conducts programmes in Community Development, Health and Hygiene awareness, Adult Education and Literary, AIDS awareness and Environmental awareness. The NSS also conducts medical camps in nearby areas and organises blood donation programmes. The College is having one NCC unit with 60 students for boys. The College has also applied for the opening of a girls' unit of NCC.

The College has an 'Eco Club' whose activities include maintaining greenery and tree plantation. There is one 'Youth Red Cross' (YRC) unit aimed at inculcating awareness among the students for community development.

Criterion - IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College buildings are located in 50 acres of land in a semi urban and tribal setting with adequate space for future expansion of academic programmes. The College has a guest house, Principal's quarter and Watchmen's quarter inside the campus. There are three blocks in ladies hostel and one gents hostel in the campus for the benefit of college students. The Superintendents of the hostels are also provided with Quarters inside the campus.

The College has an advisory committee for the library that helps to carry out the central library activities satisfactorily. The Library is open from Monday to Saturday and functions from 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM. The Library has a collection of 21,684 books. There is a book bank facility in the central library. Computerisation of the Library is under active proposal.

There are five computers in the College, with 4 of them attached to Mathematics department to serve as Computer Centre. The Computer Centre is accessible to the students and staff from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM on all working days. The fifth computer is in the Library. No computer aided learning packages are developed in the Compute Centre. The computers and their accessories are under annual maintenance scheme for maintenance with PN Computers, Sambalpur.

The College provides health facilities to the students and staff through weekly visit by doctors from SDGM, Kuchinda. Indoor and outdoor game facilities are available for the benefit of the students and staff. Football/Cricket play fields are set up in the campus. One student of the College represented Inter-University Football tournament in the year 2003. Computer and Internet facilities have to be improved to meet the increasing requirements by the students of the College and to promote computer literacy among all the students.

The College publishes it's updated prospectus annually containing admission criterion, completion requirements for all programmes, fee structure, choice of subjects, hostels facilities, etc. The students are selected for admission into Honours course on the basis of merit in the entrance test and on the basis of academic records for pass course.

Besides the scholarship and financial help provided by the Government, the college extends free-ship and financial help to poor and meritorious students. Besides, the College maintains a link with some NGO's to help the financially disadvantaged students.

The College has an alumni association. Some of its members are holding important positions in software and hardware engineering in USA and India, and as faculty members in different undergraduate colleges. One of its member represented India in the Asiad. One of the Alumni is posted as Professor in the Sambalpur University, one is Joint Secretary, secretariat, Bhubaneswar, one as ADM in Sundergarh and several as administrators in different government sectors. The Alumni association always works for the betterment of the Institution.

Student-Teacher contact programmes have been undertaken regularly. Students have successfully conducted adult education and literacy programmes at the Block level. There is no academic counseling and placement cell for students of the college.

The college provides the following leisure time facilities to the students: Indoor and outdoor games, Magazines, Audio-video facility, Cultural Programmes, Essay Writing, Debate etc. The following support services are available in the college: Central Library, Computer Centre, Health Centre, Grievance Redressal Cell, Student's Hostel, Cycle Shed, Stadium, Vehicle parking shed, Welfare Scheme, Sports and Physical Education Centre etc.

The NSS and NCC Units, Youth Red Cross and Eco Club of the College undertake good number of activities like community development, social work, health and hygiene awareness, blood donation camp, AIDS awareness etc. The NSS wing and the ECO club Volunteers take care to keep the Campus clean and beautiful. The success rate is 31.9% in Batch-I and 22.6% in Batch-II. The Dropout rate is 11.8% in Batch-I and 8.2% in Batch-II (for entry years 2000-01 and 2001-02).

The Governing body monitors and co-ordinates the internal administration of the college. The Governing Body is constituted under the statutes of Sambalpur University and Orissa Education Code. The Sub-Collector, Kuchinda is the President and the Principal is the ex-officio secretary. The Government of Orissa has dissolved all the governing bodies of aided colleges and nominated an official as president with an intension to reorganise the governing bodies. The college uses management technique for efficient administrative and academic decision making. Teachers are recruited in three modes. Some teachers are recruited as per UGC norms and are paid UGC pay scales. Some other teachers are recruited as per state government norms with state pay scale. Certain other teachers are recruited by management and they draw management pay scale. Teachers drawing UGC pay scale as well as state pay scale are transferable to other aided colleges which is the normal practice in the state of Orissa. There is no mechanism to check the working efficiency of the non-teaching staff.

There is a special committee which prepares the Academic Calendar, containing staff position, student support service, course structure, student discipline, scholarships, hostel facility, NSS, NCC, rules and regulations relating to students union election, etc. The College deputes the members of the non-teaching staff to undergo Accounts training, Library Automation training etc. conducted by various agencies for their professional development. The College has a Grievance Redressal Cell for students and staff. The Cell looks into the matter, makes inquiries and submit its report to the Governing Body as well as Government of Orissa for fair and expeditious redressal of grievances of staff. There is Internal Audit section. As per rules and regulations, the election to students union is done democratically every year.

The loan facilities are available from consumers cooperative society for the teachers and non-teaching staff of the college. The College provides various welfare schemes for students. Free-studentship is provided to poor and meritorious students and financial assistance to needy and poor students.

The college receives grants from UGC and State Government. Besides, the College generates additional revenue from some philanthropic bodies.

The college prepares its annual budget in the beginning of the financial year and all expenditure are made as per budget. The finance of the Institution is judiciously allocated and effectively utilized to make its programmes and functioning cost effective. Budgeting and auditing procedures are regular and standardized. Funds provided by the UGC are audited by a registered chartered accountant and the rest are audited by the local fund auditor deputed by the department of finance, Govt. of Orissa.

The teachers of the college are selected by the State Selection Board, Govt. of Orissa, on the basis of merit, written and viva-voce test. The selected teachers are sponsored by the Director, Higher Education, Govt. of Orissa for recruitment. Also teachers and non-teaching staff are recruited through advertisement. The selection is made purely on the basis of merit by an interview board.

The College has adopted various mechanism for internal quality checks with reference to academic, administrative and financial issues.

The College organises various competitions like Essay, Debate, Quiz, Group discussion, personality test and stage performance by which personalities of the students are developed.

The cultural programmes, seminars and extra-mural lectures are arranged at regular intervals to impart value-based education.

The various activities undertaken by the NSS, Youth Red Cross and ECO Club work intensively to inculcate civic responsibilities amongst the students.

The College was established as a rural centre for learning and dissemination of education. Most of the students come from the low income group and from the Backward communities. The College is attempting to restructure its courses to motivate the students towards self employment.

Social upliftment programmes and blood donation camps are undertaken regularly in the College by the NSS and Youth Red Cross volunteers.

The College organises to promote general skills among the students such as capacity to learn, communication skill, use of Information technology.

The Kuchinda College, Kuchinda, in its 41 years of existence, has made significant strides in its mission of providing educational opportunities to the rural and backward community of Kuchinda sub-division. The college has to focus on taking higher education further to the poor and needy in a big way by augmenting its financial resources. The Peer Team, after going through the Self-Study Report and visit to various academic physical facilities, is of the opinion that the college has earned a reputation for the sense of discipline inculcated to the younger generation.

The Peer Team would like to commend the institution in the following areas:

For establishing a college in this predominantly tribal and backward area with the objective of providing higher education to the poor and marginalized sections of the society and for the encouragement and support given by the Management to the institution.

Dedication and commitment of the faculty and non-teaching staff.

Effective leadership and good human relationship maintained by the Principal resulting in efficient team work.

Facilitating and promoting student participation in co-curricular activities, social work, community oriented work, personality development programmes and cultural activities.

Involvement of the teaching faculty of the college in many useful activities like field visits, educational tours, exhibitions, seminars, etc, other than their normal work and also for arranging guest lectures by bringing eminent academicians from other famous institutions.

For submitting proposals for 'Autonomy ' to the institution.

The Peer Team would like to suggest the college to consider

The college may explore little more, the possibility of developing skills through OJT (On Job Training) with government and private sector firms and to start 'add on value' certificate courses so that the learning become more intensive and enjoyable and to make the students more employable.

A 'Placement Cell' may be created for providing job opportunities.

Formal mechanism of collecting feedback from the students regarding teachers' assessment besides self-appraisal of teachers be activated at regular intervals.

More teachers may be encouraged towards research work like minor research projects in order to extend for newer knowledge.

The alumni may play a pro-active role in the overall development of this college.

Sports activities may be geared up further, specially with reference to participation by girls.

To procure greater number of books, periodicals and journals to strengthen the library.

It is desired that the management recruited teaching staff are paid the salary commensurate to their workload befitting to undergraduate level.

The college may set-up an 'Internal Quality Assurance Cell' (IQAC) to help the institution to take up quality initiatives and checks all through the Year.

A 'Student Counselling Cell ' may be constituted to help the students in progression.

Remedial classes may be conducted regularly for the benefit of slow learners.

To arrange for a canteen facility for the students and staff.

To start restructured and job-oriented self-financing courses suitable to this area.

To provide facilities for computer literacy to all the students.

The Peer Team is impressed by the progress made by the college so far and the ambience of this institution. The Peer Team wishes the college all the best in its forward much to achieve quality in all sorts of activities. In records its deep appreciation for the whole hearted co-operation, support, hospitality and goodwill extended to it by the Management, the Principal and all the constituents of the college.

Dr. C. K Sharma (Chairperson)

Dr. Subir Kumar Basu (Member)

Dr. D. Vijaya Prasad (Member Coordinator)

Shri Tankadhar Patel

Date. January 28, 2005

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