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BLDEA- JSS College of Education, Bijapur, Karnataka
Address: Plot / Street / Area
Plot No. : 5/ 2 789
Ram Mandir Road
Post Office : Bijapur
Bijapur (District Bijapur)
Karnataka, India
Pin Code : 586101


BLDEA- JSS College of Education, Bijapur Karnataka is a recognised institute / college. BLDEA- JSS College of Education, Bijapur Karnataka is also known as BLDEA- Jnyanayogi Shri Siddheshwar Swamiji College of Education (BLDEAs JSS College of Education). BLDEA- JSS College of Education, Bijapur Karnataka is managed by Society: Blde Association Bijapur Solapur Road Bijapur. BLDEA- JSS College of Education, Bijapur Karnataka was established on / in 1980 or 2000.


BLDEA- JSS College of Education is situated in Bijapur of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Bijapur comes under Bijapur Tehsil, Bijapur District.

Fax # of BLDEA- JSS College of Education, Bijapur Karnataka is 08352-223324.

email ID(s) is BLDEA- JSS College of Education Bijapur Karnataka

Website of BLDEA- JSS College of Education, Bijapur Karnataka is www.bldea.org/jsscol/.


Contact Details of BLDEA- JSS College of Education, Bijapur Karnataka are : STD Code : 08352 Telephone No : 223290


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Courses

BLDEA- JSS College of Education, Bijapur Karnataka runs course(s) in Teacher Training and Education, Training stream(s).
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
Master of Education (M.Ed.)

****IGNOU programmes****
MCA, BCA, CIC, MA (Political Science), MA (Sociology), M.A (History), M.Com, PGDHE, PGDRD, DTS, DCH, BJS, BA, B.com, and a number of Certificate courses like CFN, CIG, CTPM, etc

Approval details: BLDEA- JSS College of Education is affiliated with Karnatak University, Dharwad (Karnataka)

Profile of BLDEA- JSS College of Education

Under the auspices of B.L.D.E. Association the College of Education was established in 1980, and is affiliated to Karnatak University. The college is the brain child of farsighted Visionary, late Sri B.M.Patil, the then General Secretary of the B.L.D.E. Association. IGNOU Study center was established in 1990. Since then it has flourished from a few courses in the beginning to as many as 25 Courses at present. Recognizing the standard and quality of Education being provided by the institution, permanent affiliation was granted by Karnatak University Dharwad in 1993 and NCTE accorded recognition to the college in 1996. The college was brought under 2F and 12B of UGC act in 1989 and 1994 respectively. Another feather in the cap of the institution was starting of M.Ed regular course affiliated to Karnataka university Dharwad in 2000. Karnataka state Open University study center was also sanctioned for M.Ed. programme in 2001.

Date Of Submission : 07/05/2010, Friday 6:34 Pm
Teacher Education Institution Registration Details
Reference Id : Skabijin-2517
Tan. No : Kar15ct1

Nacc Accredited : No
Location College/Institution : Urban
Ncte Nacc Grade :
Year Of Nacc Accredeation : 1970
Minority : No
Minority Type : Na
Religion : Na
Language : Na
Located In : Institusional
Building Type : Its Own Campus
Total Area (Sq.Mts.) :
Total Built Up Area (Sq.Mts.) : 2321
Nature Of Land Holding : Ownership
Land Lease : Private
Construction Completion Date : 24/06/2009
Shared Campus Area : 2610
Campus Shared By : By Resolution
Khasra No./Plot No./Survey No. : 5/2 789
Revenue Village Of The Land : Bijapur
Land Is Free From All Encumbrances ? : Yes
Type Of College/Institution : Co-Education College
Management Of The College/Institution : Self Financed Institution(Private)
No. Of Non Teaching Male : 1
No. Of Non Teaching Female : 0
No. Of Non Teaching Staff (Total) : 1
Institution Or Its Managing Ssociety/Body Registered ? : Yes
Registration Act : Act 1950 Bom Xxix Of 1950
Management Of College/Institute : Na
Fdr No. (Endowment Fund) : 0013811 17019101
Date Of Issue (Endowment Fund) : 24/07/2007
Name Of Endowment Fund Bank : Indian Bank Ing Vysya
Address Of Endowment Fund Bank : Bijapur
Amount Fdr (Endowment Fund) : 1000000
Converted Into Joint A/C (Endowment Fund) ? : Yes
Date Of Conversion To Joint A/C (Endowment Fund) : 24/07/2007
Fdr No. (Reserve Fund) : 0013825 742672
Date Of Issue (Reserve Fund) : 28/07/2007
Name Of Reserve Fund Bank : Indian Bank Sbh Bank
Address Of Reserve Fund Bank : Bijapur
Amount Fdr (Reserve Fund) : 600000
Converted Into Joint A/C (Reserve Fund) ? : Yes
Date Of Conversion To Joint A/C (Reserve Fund) : 28/02/2007
Mode Of Salary : By Cheque
Salary Transfer (Faculty) : Salary Transferred By Che
Account Details Of Bank (Salary) : 170111000094
Date Of Opening Of Bank A/C : 30/12/2000
Opening Balance : 168793
Fees : 601275
Donation : 0
Misc : 3196
Total Amount Receipts : 773264
Expenditure Teacher Salary : 423544
Expenditure Non Teacher Salary : 57432
Expenditure Library : 6513
Expenditure Laboratory : 0
Expenditure Furniture : 7300
Expenditure Misc : 103907
Total Expenditure : 598696
Balance Of Funds Available During Year : 170558
Name Of Auditor/Ca : S B Patil
Address Of Auditor/Ca :
Sanganabasava Complex Blde Road Bijapur
Phone No. : 08352221307
Area Of Reading Room (Sq.Mts.) : 206
Seating Capacity : 75
Titles Of Teacher Education (Library) : 213
Books Of Teacher Education : 79
No.Of Journals : 04
No Of Encyclopedias (Library) : 05
Area Of Lab : 55
No Of Computers : 24
Internet Access ? : Yes
Lan ? : Yes
Availability Of Lcd Projector ? : Yes
Availability Of Ohp ? : Yes
Availability Of Tv ? : Yes
Availability Of Vcr ? : Yes

Name Of Experiment(Psycho Lab) :
Perceptual Test, Transfer

Name Of Appratus(Psycho Lab) :
Addition Blanks, Subtraction Blanks, Multiplication Blanks, Cancellation Test, Substantiation Test, Printed Digit List, Cards For Span Of Apprehension
Area Of Science Lab : 0

Physical Science Name Experiment : Nil
Name Of Charts (Physical Science) : Nil
Name Experiment (Biological Science) : Nil
Name Charts (Biological Science) : Nil
Name Model (Biological Science) : Nil
Area Of Lab (Language Lab) : 0
Name Of Equipments (Language Lab) : Nil
Name Of Charts (Language Lab) : Nil

Indoor Game (D.Ed/B.Ed./M.Ed.Courses) :
Carrom, Chess
Indoor Game Area : 21

Outdoor Games (D.Ed/B.Ed./M.Ed.Courses) :
Kho-Kho, Kabaddi, 200 Meter Track And Field, Foot Ball, Volley Ball, Throw Ball, Tennikoi
Area Of Outdoor Games : 976

Name And No. Of Instruments (Arts And Crafts) : Nil
Name Charts (Arts And Carfts) : Nil
Name Of Models (Arts And Crafts) : Nil
Name Of Instruments (Health And Physical...) : Nil
Name Of Charts (Health And Physical... ) : Nil
Name Charts (Mathematics Resource Center) : Nil
Name Model (Mathematics Resource Center) : Nil
Name Of Instruments (Anatomy,Physiology... ) : Nil
Name Of Charts (Anatomy,Physiology ...) : Nil
Name Of Equipments (Atheletic Care) : Nil
Name Of Charts (Atheletic Care) : Nil
Name And No. Of Instrumernts (Cultural Facility) : Nil
Name And No. Of Instruments (Athletics) : Nil
Size Of Track (Athletics) : Nil
Indoor Games (C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.Courses) : Nil
Indoor Game[Area](C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.Courses) : Nil
Outdoor Games(C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.Courses) : Nil
Area Of Alloted Outdoor Games : Nil
Gym Facility For Women : No
Area Of Men Gym (Sq.Mts.) : 0
No Of Stations (Men) : 0
Area Of Women Gym :
No Of Stations (Women) :

Teaching Faculty Details
Teacher Id Designation
Skabijte-943 Co Ordinator
Skabijte-8456 Lecturer
Skabijte-2076 Guest Faculty
Skabijte-7083 Guest Faculty
Skabijte-2252 Guest Faculty
Skabijte-8181 Lecturer
Skabijte-8129 Lecturer
Skabijte-8132 Lecturer
Skabijte-9350 Guest Faculty
Skabijte-9631 Principal
Skabijte-10134 Guest Faculty

Composition Of Society/Trust
Name Address
M B Patil Mla President And Chairman Blde Association Bijapur And Mla Govt Of Karnataka
B R Patil Lingadalli Vice President Blde Association Bijapur
M A Patil Bijjaragi Vice President Blde Association Bijapur
G K Patil Mlc General Secreatary And Treasurer Blde Association Bijapur And Mlc Govt Of Karnataka
H R Biradr Member Governing Body Blde Association Bijapur
K K Patil Member Governing Body Blde Association Bijapur
S V Hakkapakki Member Governing Body Blde Association Bijapur
A B Patil Member Governing Body Blde Association Bijapur
K D Patil Member Governing Body Blde Association Bijapur
A G Warad Member Governing Body Blde Association Bijapur
K C Desai Member Governing Body Blde Association Bijapur
S B Patil Member Governing Body Blde Association Bijapur
R B Patil Member Governing Body Blde Association Bijapur
N S Allolli Member Governing Body Blde Association Bijapur
V V Nimbal Member Governing Body Blde Association Bijapur
V K Desai Member Governing Body Blde Association Bijapur

Media coverage of BLDEA- JSS College of Education, Bijapur Karnataka, Karnataka

NAAC report of BLDEA- JSS College of Education

Section I: Introduction
B.L.D.E.A's JSS (Jnanoyogi ShriSidheswar Swamiji) College of Education, Bijapur 586101, Karnataka was established by the Bijapur Liberal District Educational Association (BLDEA), a registered society (Regn. No. Belgaum Region F-10(Bijapur) dated 10-12-1952 under the Bombay Public Trust Act No XXIX of 1950 and also under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860) in August 1980. Associations registration was renewed with Regn. No. 395/2006-07 on 04-11-2006. Initially, its name was BLDE Associations' College of Education, Bijapur and its intake was 100. It was temporarily affiliated to the Karnataka University on August 14, 1980. In September 1989, it was included in the list of colleges under Section 12 (F) of the UGC Act 1956 and later on in Sept 1994, under section 12(B). The institution was permanently affiliated to the Karnataka University in 1995. The institution applied to the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) for recognition of its B.Ed. programme in 1995; the NCTE recognized its face-to-face mode B.Ed. programme vide its Order No. SRO/NCTE/2000-01/458 of 29-06-2000 with an intake of 100. The Karnataka University sanctioned it the M.Ed. programme of one-year duration vide letter No. KU-Aca/(Affil.)2000-01/1569 of 15-10-2000 with an intake of 10. Later on its intake was increase to 15 vide letter No. KU-Aca(Affil.)/2001-02/1484 of 29-08-2001. The M.Ed. programme was recognized by the NCTE vide its Order No. KR/M.Ed/New/05/SRO/NCTE/2000-01/1766 of 28-08-2000 with an intake of 10 only. Later the intake was increase to 15 vide letter No. F.KR/M.Ed/NSRO/NCTE/2003-04/2258 of 02-06-2004. In response to the application of the college for enhancement of the M.Ed intake SRC-NCTE increase the M.Ed intake to 25 vide Order No. F.KR.M.Ed/NSRO/NCTE/2003-04/4249 dated 28-06-2004. The Karnataka State Open University sanctioned it its study centre for M.Ed. (distance mode) in 2000-2001. In 2001, the institution shifted to its present campus on Sholapur Road. In 2002, the institution constructed a women's hostel with UGC grant under the Xth Five Year Plan.

The institution is located in a corner of 6.68 acre campus in an urban pocket of Bijapur and is affiliated to the Kanartaka University, Dharwad. It is a self - financed co-educational institution and offers two teacher education programmes i.e. the B.Ed. and the M.Ed. (both with Kannada and English medium) of one-year duration each. The affiliating university has provision for granting autonomy to its colleges but the institution has not applied for it so far. The institution has a study centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University also established in 1991. The faculty of the JSS College of Education comprises of 12 including the Principal, three of them are appointed on temporary basis every year on state scale. Six of them have the degree of Ph.D. in Education; another three were enrolled for doctoral programme in Education in November 2006. Two has the degree of M.Phil in Education. These include two faculty members who are coordinators of KSOU and IGNOU study centres. According the NCTE norms, the institution should have a faculty of 1+7 for B.Ed. and another 5 for M.Ed. Thus two faculty members need to be recruited by the institution. With effect from 1st April 2004, the permanent faculty as well as non-teaching staff have been sanctioned UGC pay scales with 32% DA and 7.5% HRA.

The 2005-06 batch of B.Ed. had 100 students; 99 appeared in the university annual exams and all passed, 56 in first division with distinction, 34 in first division. The institution had 25 M.Ed. students in session 2005-06; all appeared in the university exams, and passed; twenty with distinction and 5 in first division B.Ed. students.

In FY 2004-05, the college had total receipts of Rs. 183360/-, total expenditure of Rs. 224228/- and a deficit of Rs. 13798/- for the M.Ed programme. For FY 2005-06, total receipts, total expenditure and surplus of Rs.257149/-, Rs.294640/- and 233490/- respectively. For FY 2004-05, the college has deficit of Rs. 1559828/- (total receipts Rs.1894630, total expenditure Rs. 3597716). For FY 2005-06, total receipts for the B.Ed programme were Rs. 2149635/-, total expenditure Rs. 3637850 and a deficit of Rs. 1260065. Unit cost without salary for B.Ed and M.Ed for session 2004-05, was Rs.35977/- and Rs.11622/- respectively and unit cost with salary was Rs. 3597 and Rs.1162 respectively. The unit cost for session 2005-06 was for B.Ed and M.Ed programme was Rs. 36378 and Rs. 6115 with salary and Rs.3637 and Rs. 611 without salary. The decrease in unit cost in M.Ed was due to implementation of a Fifth Pay Commission Scales and stoppage of honorarium for teaching M.Ed to the faculty.

The management runs 11 high schools, 6 pre-university colleges, 7 degree colleges and 19 professional colleges. The college does not run any self-financed teacher education programmes.

The institution decided to volunteer itself for assessment and accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and it developed its Self Appraisal Report (SAR) and submitted it to NAAC. On receipt of this SAR, The NAAC constituted a three - member Peer Team comprising Prof. V.K. Sabharwal, Former Head and Dean, Education, Delhi University as Chairman - cum - Coordinator, and Prof. V. Sudhakar, Dean, Education, Osmania University, Hyderabad and Dr. Mintu Sinha, Principal, Bombay Teachers Training College, Mumbai as members for on-site validation of the SAR. The Peer Team assembled at Bijapur on March 28, 2007 for pre-visit discussions and visited the institution on the 29th and the 30th March, 2007. During the visit, the Peer Team went around all support services for the B.Ed. and the M.Ed. programmes, interacted with the faculty, the non-teaching staff and other stakeholder groups and collected and analyzed all relevant documents to enable it to develop this Draft Report.

Section II: Criterion-wise analysis
Criterion 1: Curricular Design and Planning
The institution has a stated vision 'Building competent, creative and committed nation builders for the future', and a mission; it has a set of eight objectives and five values it seeks to promote. However there is a need to orient the faculty and the students to the mission, objectives and values and what is more important how these can be achieved. The B.Ed. and the M.Ed. syllabi are prescribed by the affiliating university; the faculty may discuss the add-on features of the curricula that can enhance the quality of the curricula and these somewhat more responsive to the national policies and contemporary challenges in education and teacher education. The institution is yet to establish a formal mechanism for assessing students' knowledge and skills soon after their admission. This can enable the faculty to assess the needs of its students and their ability levels and consequently provide suitable learning experiences for challenging them cognitively or enable them to take bridge courses to come up to the expected level in terms of their knowledge-base and skills. The institution has two faculty members on the Board of Studies (Education). The faculty is yet to take initiative for developing updated course outline for each paper. At present, the faculty has informal discussion at the end of the session. The college gets written feedback from the students. The feedback is yet to be systematically used for improvement of the programme. The college does not offer any add-on-programmes for the over all personality development of students. There is a need for initiating courses like 'Communicative English', 'Personality Development', 'Life Skills', etc,. The majority of the alumni members have shown interest in offering their services to college.

The M.Ed full time course should offer more optional paper so that the student-teachers can have a choice to choose their interest area. At present, the college offers only two optional specialization papers.

Criterion 2: Curriculum Transaction & Evaluation
The institution admits students from amongst those who clear the B.Ed. Entrance test conducted by the State Government. The university prepares merit list of the M.Ed. candidates. In all 18% of the seats for B.Ed. and M.Ed. are reserved. During B.Ed. session 2005-06, 18 (M=10, F=8) reserved category students were admitted by the institution; two candidates from reserved category (M=F=1) were admitted to the M.Ed. Students for KSOU M.Ed. programme are selected by the KSOU and later on allotted to the study centre. The institution does not have any foreign students on its rolls. 50% percent students are allotted to the college under the management quota and the other 50% are government students. During session 2005-06, the government students had the highest and the lowest merit rank of 79.17 and 53.58 for B.Ed. and 84.8 and 63.9 for M.Ed. university students respectively; for reserved category candidates, the figures were 76.47 and 45.50 for the B.Ed. and 82.2 and 77.6 for the M.Ed. The admission procedure for the government students for both B.Ed and M.Ed programmes is transparent, well- advertised and according to the NCTE norms. The minimum percentage fixed by the Karnataka university for B.Ed programme is 50% in the degree examination and 55% in B.Ed examination for the M.Ed programme. Session 2006 started on 2-1-2006, the last admission was made on 25-1-2006 for the B.Ed. The session ended on Nov.30, 2006; it had 201 working days and 191 teaching days, both exceed the prescribed NCTE norms. In all 142 days were devoted to teaching theory and 49 to practical for B.Ed.; the figure for teaching of theory for M.Ed. is 180, 20 days for dissertation. The college prepares its academic calendar based on the university calendar of events; the college calendar needs improvement. For B.Ed. 60% of the total available teaching time is devoted to theory, 30% to practice teaching and 10% to practicum. For M.Ed. the allocation is 90% for theory and 10% for dissertation and none for practicum. The M.Ed. programme needs improvement in terms of basing it on the job profile of teacher educators. Curriculum transaction is by and large lecture-based and consequently information-oriented; interactive and cooperative group learning techniques need to be used by the faculty. Theory transaction may highlight pedagogic implications as a regular feature. Practice teaching is conducted for 40 days in three phases in 16 local schools. Sixteen days are devoted to pre-practice teaching preparation. Each student delivers 26 lessons in each school subject. However, the practice teaching time-table indicates that sixteen lessons (4 in each period) are given in 3 hrs duration in each school. It needs greater attention and systematic planning. The trainees are yet to be exposed to learner-centred teaching techniques. Students are oriented to the scheme of evaluation and examination at the start of the session. The B.Ed. programme has 33% weighting for internal assessment which is based on one assignment during each semester. The M.Ed. programme has internal assessment (20%) based on one assignment and one test for each paper in each semester. The M.Ed. programmes does not have programme objectives, however the various papers have their respective sets of objectives. Evaluation techniques need a variety to do justice to these objectives. The teacher-pupil ratio for the B.Ed. and the M.Ed. is 1:12.5 and 1:8.3 respectively. The college has ICT equipment viz., computer (N=10) internet terminals (N=06 in the computer lab), CDs (N=25 on science, geography, Gandhi and English learning), audio cassettes (N=25 on science and geography), video cassettes (N=25), LCD(N=1 used for power-point presentations), DVD(N=1), VCR(N=1), slide projector (N=2) and OHP (N=2). ICT- based teaching - learning techniques are used by the faculty; they need to be used more frequently by the students too. Six members of the faculty have proficiency in the use of ICT. Paper -I Computer Education is a compulsory paper for all B.Ed. students. Only a few of the M.Ed. students can use ICT. The faculty needs to switch over to the use of ICT for storing information regarding student assessment, peer evaluation and self - evaluation. The college is well equipped with technology and teachers are also aware of latest technology for classroom teaching. With training, the entire faculty can use ICT more frequently and improve the quality of classroom teaching. The faculty members may use internet for enrichment of class lectures and prepare updated course outlines on a CD.

Criterion 3: Research, Development and Extension
Six faculty members (50%) have the degree of Ph.D. in Education. The institution does not have any ongoing research project; no research project has been taken up by the institution so far. In order to motivate the faculty to take up research activities, the institution provides adjustment in teaching schedule and secretarial support. Three faculty members have started working on their doctoral research; this year two faculty members have completed their M.Phil. in Education. The faculty has published 13 articles and 1 book during the last 5 years. None has received awards or professional recognition so far. Five faculty members have participated in college level, university level and national seminars and two in international seminars. These activities increased during the session 2006. The faculty needs to maintain this tempo during the coming years as well. The college has published the proceedings of the National Seminar organized in session 2006 in book form; this is creditable. The institution has not published print instructional and self-learning material. A faculty member has additional charge of extension activities. The faculty does not provide consultancy. The college has linkages with Karnataka university and other sister teacher education institutions in the state.

The college has quite close relations with the local community and some NGOs. The institution organizes every year a three-day Citizenship Training Camp [CTC] for the student-teachers as part of the prescribed activities; the CTC is held in a nearby village every year. Community engagement needs to be addressed more meaningfully by basing it on community needs and aspirations.

The mission statement of the college mentions research but that needs to be reflected in in-house activities and programmes.

Criterion 4: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college functions from a building entirely dedicated to its needs. It has 23 rooms, including 3 lecture rooms, 1 multipurpose hall, open air stage, a shared playground, a boys' common room, a girls' common room and 5 toilets (3 for males and 1 for females). The college building has 3 floors, total builtup area being 1880 m2. The college building has two wings which are yet to be interconnected on the first floor. The labs are on the first floor. Adequate infrastructure has been provided for academic, administrative and co-curricular activities. The institution has a development plan for the next five years during which it may increase its M.Ed. intake and also set up a research centre. The college has labs according to the NCTE norms except the methods lab. It has a computer lab with 10 computers in LAN arrangement. The dedicated workshop for preparing teaching aids needs to be set up. The management has been allocating adequate funds (Rs.40000/- to Rs.50000/-) for maintenance of infrastructure during the last three years. The college budget for FY 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 was Rs.3462700/-, Rs.3673300/- and Rs.4053800/- respectively. Of these Rs.24500/-, Rs.25000/- and Rs.30600/- respectively were provided for purchase of library books, journals and daily news papers. The library budget during these years works out between 0.68% and 0.754% of the college budget. The library has a stock of 10952 including textbooks, reference books and bound volumes of back numbers of various journals besides 1068 books (book bank) and 2986 books for UGC funds. It has subscribed to 9 educational journals and 3 dailies (English-1, Kannada-2) this year. The subscription for journals this year is Rs.29125/-. Use of library resources is quite low. The library has an advisory committee of 4 members and is headed by the Principal; it meets once every year; its last meeting was held in January 2007. The library is neither networked with other libraries nor does it have the facility of inter-library loan. The library functions between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm on working days and upto 8:00 pm during exams. It has open shelf system and has a book bank too. It does not have e-information resources. Total carpet area of the library is 23.3 m2 and it has a reading section with seating capacity of 50. The library stock has been computerized by outsourcing using e-lib software. The library offers circulation, reference, information display, notification and photocopying services; it has a computer and a LaserJet printer. The library had a budget of Rs.24500/-, Rs.25000/- and Rs.30600/- for FY 2004-05, 2005- 06 and 2006-07. During FY 2004-05, 2005- 06 and 2006-07, the library purchased 97, 527 & 92 books respectively. The student can get a maximum of 6 books (4 under book bank and 2 others) issued for 7 days; the students with distinction marks in the degree examination are issued two additional books.

Criterion 5: Student Support and Progression
The college has been giving excellent results (100% pass) with more than 25% students obtaining distinction marks during the last four sessions. The college does not provide any remedial or bridge courses. During 2004-07, none of the M.Ed. students cleared SET/UGC NET; none of them is a post graduate. The State Government provides stipend / scholarship to the S/C. S/T, BCM students and physically handicapped students. The institution has hostel facilities for girl students; 4 M.Ed. girls students stayed in the girls hostel in session 2006-07. At present, no student stays in the hostel. The hostel charges are Rs. 8750/- (including Rs.1000/- as refundable security) for lodging; the monthly meal charges vary between Rs.850/- and Rs.1000/-. The institution provides outdoor sports, indoor sports and gymnasium facilities to its students. The institution obtains feedback from its students on the campus and other facilities including canteen at the end of the session. The institution publishes its college magazine in Kannada and updated prospectus every year. It has a 6-member student council, an alumni association and a placement cell (both established in 2006). It does not maintain any record about the progression of students to employment and to higher studies. The faculty provides academic, personal and career counseling to the needy students; but the quality of these inputs needs to be improved by retaining the services of a professional counsellor on once-a-week visit basis.

Criterion 6: Organization and Management
The college is yet to established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IAQC). The Governing Body of the institution met three times during session 2006; it has met once during the current session. The staff council met twice during the last session. The teaching and the non-teaching staff get medical assistance, insurance and EPF facilities. In session 2004, a 15 day computer awareness programme was conducted on campus for non-teaching staff. None of the faculty has availed oneself of UGC faculty improvement programme (FIP). The institution has participatory management; it may now strengthen its efforts for better academic planning and more equitable development of human resources. It uses faculty self-appraisal and students' assessment of faculty performance. The institution has had a deficit budget for FY 2004-05 and 2005-06 to the tune of Rs. 11,02,950 and Rs. 13,01,500 respectively which was made good by the Management. The institution has internal as well as external audit mechanism. The audit is done by a chartered accountant. The institution does not have internal audit. It has a grievance redressal committee for students only.

Goal Observing Deepadana Ceremony, with a pledge is organized at the end of session every year for B.Ed students.

Section III: Overall Analysis and suggestions for Further Development
The college has been serving the people of Uttar Karnataka for the last 26 years and has produced more than 2500 qualified teachers. It has earned the goodwill of the people and students rank the college quite high and are eager to seek admission here. Secondly, the management is very supportive and non-interfering. They have planed for further development of the college in terms of setting up a Research Centre and increasing the M.Ed intake to 50. Thirdly, the faculty is qualified and are appointed on permanent basis; most of the faculty have been serving the institution since 1980's. Six of them are Ph.D in Education and two are M.Phil. The present principal joined the college in 1980 and was elevated to the post of the principal in 1991. The faculty have excellent team sprit and are dedicated to give their best to their students. Fourthly, the college set up a language laboratory on 28th February 2007. Fifthly, the college has completed the posting of entire library stock on the computer using e-lib software by outsourcing the job. Sixthly, the students are well motivated and quite energetic and talented. A B.Ed student won the first prize in University debating competition last year. Seventhly, the college has nine cubicals for the staff and a very well setup staff room. And lastly, the college has on-campus IGNOU study centre and KSOU-M.Ed (distance mode) study centre. These are the strengths of the college.

On the debit side, the institution has quite a few weaknesses that have come in the way of enhancement of the quality of the programmes and the functioning of the institution; chief among these are (a) lack of systematic documentation, (b) absence of faculty development programmes, (c) yet to be enriched reference section in the library, (d) absence of planning, implementation and systematic monitoring of various activities, (e) lack of committee based internal functioning of the college, (f) absence of funded/sponsored research projects (major as well as minor) and lack of action research projects by the faculty, (g) poor conceptual knowledge of students in their teaching subjects, (h) limited use of student centered and interactive teaching-learning techniques, (i) low use of library stock, (j) inadequate student support for progression to higher achievement levels within the B.Ed and the M.Ed programmes, and (k) lack of authentic academic calendar.

The Peer Team is convinced that the faculty can perform better and overcome these shortcomings. The Peer Team offers the following suggestions in this perspective:

The college has formulated a mission and a vision statement along with a set of objectives, but these need to be operationally stated and the faculty should be oriented to the strategies it would use for pursuing and attaining these; the students should know what is the college vision and its mission. Suitable add-on curricular inputs and especially the use of instructional strategies for programme implementation should reflect the vision and mission of the college;

The faculty may take up action research studies and NCTE/UGC funded research projects. The findings of these projects specially action research projects may be shared with others through publication of research papers;

The library resources have been computerized which is very positive, but the number of books specially those on research needs to be increased and the reference section enriched in view of future plans;

Library based assignments, small group assignments and reviews of seminal books in teacher education by students can improve their grasp over their special areas in teacher education. The faculty may set such assignments for the more advanced B.Ed students and M.Ed scholars to develop their writing skills and higher cognitive skills;

To support student progression from a lower level to higher level within a programme, the faculty may formulate ability based sets of assignments that may be distributed to or chosen by the students. This will enable students to perform at a higher level and develop their higher order skills;

The faculty may introduce a research seminar for the M.Ed students to improve the quality of their dissertation work and complete it in a planned manner. The M.Ed research seminar may be used for presentation of research proposals, monthly progress and findings of the research study after its conclusion. A mock viva-voce may also be organized to enable students to get a feel of the external viva-voce;

The faculty may lead the students by personal example by working in the library for 1 or 2 hrs everyday to help students feel that library resources need to be put to greater use for strengthening the quality of academic programmes. At present, the average yearly issue of books by the faculty is quite low (11 in 2004, and 24.2 in 2006). The average issue of books to students during the last three sessions is between 6 and 7 which again is quite low;

The weightage in terms of time given to the practical including practice of teaching is quite low compared to that given to teaching of theory. This need to be improved. The faculty may discuss how this can be done;

The quality of lesson planning, classroom teaching and supervision needs to be improved. Supervision of lessons by school teachers may be dispensed with; however the students may seek guidance from seasoned school teachers in the concerned subject on planning the lessons and using interactive learner centered techniques of teaching. The supervision and feedback comments should be by the faculty only. The quality of the feedback should be improvement-oriented rather than routine. These comments should also indicate how the improvement can brought about by the concerned students;

The labs need to better equipped especially the science lab and the psychology lab. The students should perform a set of experiments in both the lab especially the M.Ed students in psycho lab so that they are able to develop their skills for carrying out a variety of research study;

The placement cell needs to be made more functional. The faculty may discuss how this can be achieved at the earliest;

The M.Ed programme needs to be customized to the job profile of teacher educators in elementary and secondary level teacher education institutions. The M.Ed students are involved in the guidance of lesson planning, discussion and supervision of lesson plans during practice teaching. The M.Ed students may also be involved the organization of the practice teaching programme to develop their organizational skills and also in development of teacher-made achievement tests on various subjects/topics;

The B.Ed and M.Ed programmes are essentially multi-disciplinary; the faculty may discuss how inter-disciplinarity and multi-disciplinarity aspects of these programmes can be strengthened during curriculum transaction. The faculty may introduce of weekly two-period tutorial in the time table for enabling students to pursue their interest in their preferred area(s) of study in teacher education. Above average tutorial assignments may be presented by the concerned students in a seminar setting.

The faculty may discuss how add-on curricular inputs can be provided to the students for developing their skills (a) in teaching in inclusive educational settings and (b) effective communication of concepts.

Curriculum transaction need, improvement in terms of supporting students conceptual learning using exemplars and non-exemplars leading to short assignments on concept definition and concept differentiation;

The contents of compulsory paper on computer education do not differentiate between the job profile of a school teacher and that of a computer operator. The hands-on components of this paper need to be customized in terms of various roles the teachers play in school.

The faculty may discuss how they can develop an authentic academic calendar for every session and use it for enhancement of the quality of its academic programmes.

The faculty and the principal may ensure that planning and implementation of all activities related to its academic programmes is carried out by various committees set up in the staff council to provide experiences of participatory management to the faculty and to develop leadership; and

The college may make arrangements for systematic documentation of its activities and highlight the innovative inputs to the curriculum and more effective techniques of curriculum transaction. This will help the institution build up a well documented history of its functioning, management, and academic programmes;

The above suggestions if implemented can lead to quality enhancement of the programmes. The faculty, the principal and the management may jointly discuss how these suggestions can be prioritized, suitable implemented strategies formulated and implemented. The Peer Team is convinced that J.S.S College of Education has a potential to become a lead institution in this region.

The Peer Team records its appreciation for the full co-operation extended to it by all concerned and the excellent hospitality arrangements made by the institution. The Peer Team wishes the college the very best of luck in its efforts to improve the qualities of its programmes.

Prof. V.K.Sabharwal.
Chairman-Coordinator

Prof. V.Sudhakar
Member

Dr. Mrs. M.Sinha
Member

Dr. V.V.Malagi
Principal
JSS College of Educationor
Bijapur

Place: Bijapur

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