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KLE Societys SK ARTS AND HSK SCIENCE INSTITUTE, Hubli Karnataka is a recognised institute / college. KLE Societys SK ARTS AND HSK SCIENCE INSTITUTE, Hubli Karnataka is managed by Society: Karnatak Lingayat Education Society (KLE Society�s). KLE Societys SK ARTS AND HSK SCIENCE INSTITUTE, Hubli Karnataka was established on / in 1952.

Principal of KLE Societys SK ARTS AND HSK SCIENCE INSTITUTE, Hubli Karnataka is Dr.M.T.Kurani.

KLE Societys SK ARTS AND HSK SCIENCE INSTITUTE is situated in Hubli of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at KLE Societys SK ARTS AND HSK SCIENCE INSTITUTE, Hubli Karnataka are 9448535729.

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KLE Societys SK ARTS AND HSK SCIENCE INSTITUTE, Hubli Karnataka runs course(s) in science stream(s).
B.Sc (CS)
M.Sc Maths

Approval details: KLE Societys SK ARTS AND HSK SCIENCE INSTITUTE is affiliated with Karnatak University, Dharwad (Karnataka)

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Shri Kadasiddheshwar Arts College was established in 1952 by K.L.E. Society imparting education in humanities leading to B.A. Degree. It has blessings of H.H.Shriman Maharaja Niranjana Jagadguru Gurusiddha Rajyogindra Mahaswsamiji of Moorusavirmath, Hubli. He gave a generous donation of Rs.88000/-. In view of the local need and consistent demand from the public, Science Institute was established as Science wing of the college in 1966. It is affiliated to Karnatak University, Dharwad. U.G.C. has recognized this College under 2(f) in February 1981. This is a urban-based college, which is one of the premier institutions of higher education established in the immediate post-Independence period in North Karnatak in 1952.

The College has recently celebrated Golden Jubilee. After nearly 52 years of march towards search for excellence in higher education, the college realized the importance and offered itself for assessment and accreditation by NAAC, Bangalore and submitted a Self Study report to NAAC in September 2003.

NACC, Bangalore constituted a Peer Team to visit the college and validate the Self Study Report. The Peer Team comprised of Professor K.P.Sonawane, Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad as Chairperson, Dr. S. Sevagapandian, Principal, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College (Autonomous), Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu as Member-Coordinator and Dr. Shantha B. Kurup, Professor and Dean, faculty of Business Administration, Avinashlingam Deemed University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu as Member.

The Peer Team visited the college on 19th and 20th August, 2004. Before the visit, the Peer Team thoroughly studied and analyzed the self-study Report submitted by the college. The Peer Team visited all the Departments, Laboratories, Library, Administrative sections, Sports facilities, Hostel, Garden and other support facilities of the college. The Peer Team held detailed discussions with the Principal, Faculties, Students, Non-teaching staff, Parents, Alumni and management of the college. The Peer Team went through the relevant documents and records of the College. On the basis of the objective assessment of the College under various criteria, the Peer Team reports as under.

The college was established by K.L.E.Society with an objective to provide quality education in an academic and vibrant learning environment which can contribute to the advancement of knowledge, personality development of students and professional growth. The society and the college have a vision to develop personalities of students who will be having moral, ethical and spiritual values with social commitment. It has been always the mission of the faculty to empower the students to face the challenges of modern competitive world.

The college is located in the heart of the city on a land admeasuring 6 acres and 14 gunthas. It is housed in a spacious building. It has 18 lecture halls, 14 Laboratories, Principal's chamber and administrative block. Library of the college has more than 65,000 books. A scheme of Poor Students Lending Library and Book Bank facility are available. The entire Library operations are computerised. A separate Gymkhana Hall with a spacious ground along with courts to play Basketball, Kabaddi, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Volleyball and Tenni-coit is available with standard athletic track.

The College provides UG courses in Arts and Science faculties. It has 16 departments. It has a strong committed and dedicated teaching faculty having 54 positions of whom 30 are permanent, 4 temporary and 20 part-time teachers. Out of 30 permanent teachers 11 are Ph.Ds, 6 are M.Phils and 13 are P.G. degree holders. Out of 20 part-time teachers 1 is a Ph.D., 1 is a M.Phil and 18 are P.G. degree holders. It has a non-teaching supporting staff of 25. The teaching faculty is encouraged to participate in refresher and orientation programmes along with seminars, workshops and Conferences.

The Students strength in UG Programmes is 683 of which 156 are girls. The College provides support services to students, like Central Library, Computer Centre, Health Centre, Sports facilities, Hostels, Canteen, Vehicle parking shed, Grievance redressal cell and so on. Most of the students are from the local urban and adjoining rural areas.

Criterion I: Curricular aspects.
The College is affiliated to Karnatak University, Dharwad. Hence the curriculum designed by the parent university is followed. The college offers three-year degree courses leading to B.A and B.Sc Degrees. Few add-on certificate / diploma courses are offered from the academic year 2003-2004. Such courses are:
Medical Lab Technician
Water Testing
Special Education
Computer Programming

Different subject combinations are available for B.A and B.Sc students. These programme options along with add-on courses help the students to avail career opportunities in the fields of management, administration, pharmaceutical, legal and banking services and help them to excel in competitive examinations. Modular curricula in the form of inter disciplinary and multi disciplinary approach is practiced for the benefit of the students.

The Mission of the Institution is to impart quality education, inculcating spirit of inquiry to develop scientific temperament and attain emotional & spiritual balance.
The Institution has a mechanism to obtain feedback from academic peers and employers in reviewing and redesigning the add-on courses.

The College-Industry-Neighbour-hood networking is practiced by entering into MOU's with the industries / organisations helps in the mutual exchange of knowledge and technical expertise leading to 'lab to field' application.

The Institution has hosted workshops / seminars in the departments of Hindi and Zoology, as well as 'Sarala Sanskrit Sambhashana Shibira' sponsored by UGC for the benefit of the students and public at large. Many of the staff members are members of Board of Studies and Board of Examiners of different universities.

Most of the curricular parameters which are expected of an efficient academic organisation are fulfilled by this college.

Criterion II: Teaching, Learning & Evaluation.
Students are admitted to the courses following the roaster system and considering their skills in sports, NCC and extra-curricular activities. Induction Analysis is carried out for the first year students of BA / B.Sc to assess their knowledge and special skills. Educationally disadvantaged students are made to undertake remedial courses and for the academically challenged the Institute offers enrichment courses.

All the departments make teaching plan and examination schedule and syllabi is unitised accordingly. Mid-course corrections are made by the concerned departments by collecting feed back from the students.

Learner centred teaching method is practised by way of conducting seminars, tutorials, group discussions, project-work and study tours. Teaching aids like OHP, PowerPoint Presentations, Preparation of models, Charts etc are employed.

Evaluation methods are communicated to the students through the handbook.

The course objectives are monitored by the college for the all-round development of the students.

Part Time Teachers are recruited by the Principal as the need arises. Special Lectures by experts are regularly arranged.

As and when there is an opportunity, the staff are encouraged to participate in the seminars and workshops at the regional and national level.

The Institution follows the self-appraisal method. It gets feedback from the students and management.

A few departments have organised guest lectures, workshops, and seminars for the benefit of both the staff and the students. The faculty members are encouraged to embark upon their research work through F.I.P.

The faculty members of the college have published 71 books and a few have edited the books and magazines. They have been the contributors of more than 45 articles to newspapers and magazines.

Thirty staff members have undergone TQM training at Karnatak College, Dharwad. One of the staff member has attended a Soft Skill Development Program organised by BITS, Hubli. The final year students are being given the Soft Skill Development Training.

The college has to its credit 38 ranks and 6 gold medals.

One of the members of the staff Prof. K.S. Koujalagi, of Kannada Dept., has been awarded 'Teachers Award', twice by 'Geleyar Balaga', Hubli and Bruhanmatha, Chitradurga. The administrative staff, Shri.V.P. Bhavi, has been awarded with the State Government's 'Best Administrator Award'.

The library is fully computerised having separate reading room facilities for boys and girls. The library is well maintained and conveniently stacked with recent editions both of text and reference books. It has Internet facility freely accessible to both the students and staff free of cost.

An excellent teaching learning environment is created which inspires interest among the learning community. Hands on experience is provided by the departments of Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Computer science and Psychology by building models, undertaking analysis of samples of water and soil, cultivating medicinal and botanical plants, rearing bees, developing vermiculture, sericulture, tissue culture, seed culture and the like.

The psychology department is actively engaged in counselling to the mentally retarded children and de-addiction services to the society.

Criterion III: Research consultancy and Extension.
Research is an important aspect in higher education. The college encourages the teachers to take up research work under FIP or on their own. At present 11 staff members have Ph.D. Degree and 6 staff members have M.Phil. Degrees. Two of the staff members have been selected under FIP to do Ph.D. and one for M.Phil., under the UGC X plan and three are already working for their Ph.D. degree on part time basis.

A Research committee is constituted to take care of research activities and so far the teachers have published 42 research articles in National and International journals. The staff have attended about 22 conferences / seminars.

Two of the faculty members are pursuing the Minor Research Projects namely 'Measurement of Fluorescence Parameters of some elements and compounds' and 'Hindi Aur Kannada Sahitya Mei Dalita Samvedana' under the X plan with the sanctioned amount of Rs. 60,000/- and Rs. 50,000/- respectively.

The Institution utilizes the expertise available for consultancy service. For eg : Water testing facility is made free to the public. The Department of Psychology offers counselling to the needy students and drug addicts. The Placement Cell offers counselling for job opportunities and also guides in higher education. The teachers offer counselling in the selection of subjects and career.

As part of the extension activity the college is involved in Health and Hygiene awareness, adult education & literacy, blood donation camp etc., through NSS & NCC. The Institution plans the extension activities with NGO's and GO's like Chinmaya Seva Samithi Trust & the Rotary School, Hubli. The college organises Yoga, Meditation, Spirituality, Personality Development and Soft Skill Development Programmes for the students. The teachers and the students are encouraged to participate in extension activities and provided with necessary facilities.

A project on 'Identification & Authentication of plants' for M.Pharma. students is being carried out by the faculty of Botany Department.

More than 200 medicinal plants are reared in the Botanical Garden for the benefit of students and it serves an excellent opportunity for the parents and the society at large. The Institution has given due importance to research, consultancy and extension activities.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources.
The college campus is located in a sprawling, clean and beautiful environment. It has five blocks accommodating 18 Lecture Halls, 14 Laboratories, a Library, a Multi-Gym, a Recreation Hall and a Ladies Room.

The campus is maintained beautifully by periodical painting, well maintained garden with a trained gardener, security guards and a parking shed.

The library has an advisory committee, which looks after the addition of new books every year. Sufficient provision in the budget is made every year for the purchase of textbooks, general books, journals, periodicals and CD's. The library has all the facilities like, the reprography, computers, Audio, Video cassettes and the Internet. There are a total number of 66,685 books, 72 journals, 11 newspapers, 9 weeklies, 4 fortnightlies, 9 monthlies and one quarterly magazine. The library system is fully computerised. The departments also have departmental library.

The college office is partially computerised and 7 Departments have computer facilities. The computers are maintained through service contract as well as on call basis.

A health centre is functioning in the college and a medical practitioner attends to the health care need of the students. The services of the KLE hospital are also available whenever necessary.

Water coolers are provided at 3 different places in the campus for the benefit of students. Post office, Bank, Hostel and canteen facilities are also available.

A majority of the physical & infrastructure facilities are provided to the students like the Gymkhana hall for indoor games like TT, Chess, carom, weight lifting & weight training, Basket ball, Kabaddi, Tenni-coit courts along with a standard athletic track to play. A sophisticated multi gym is at the service of the students. Outstanding sports persons are given incentives in the form of special diet, sports wears, financial aid, special library facility and special admission facilities.

The college so far has produced 217 University blues, 51 State level players and 19 National level players.

The expert services of coaches are available form the alumni and the services of the Directors of Physical education form different colleges of KLE Society contributes to the growth and development of sports activities of this college significantly.

The infrastructure and learning resources add-on to the healthier academic ambience provided by the college.

Criterion V: Students support & Progression.
On completion of the degree courses approximately 30% of the students go in for employment and higher studies. The drop out of students in the first year of BA / B.Sc courses is due to migration to professional courses, marriage in the case of girls, getting jobs and natural calamities like drought especially during the last three years. However, the drop out rate is gradually reduced during the current year. The prominent alumni are Shri. Ananth kumar, former union minister, Mr. Prahlad Joshi, MP, Dharwad, Mr. B.S. Horatti, M.L.C., from Teachers Constituency, Shri. Jagadguru Tontadarya Swamiji, Gadag, recipient of National Award for Communal Harmony, Mahendra Jain, IAS, Mrs. Nandini, IFS, Y.R. Patil, IPS, Deepak Shetty, IRS. Dr. C.V. Yelumaggad, an outstanding scientist working at centre for Liquid Crystal Research, Bangalore. Mr. Dinesh S. Budapanahalli, a management consultant.

Three of our Alumni have passed UGC, CSIR exams. The college publishes its updated prospectus annually containing all the necessary information for the students.
The Institution provides a number of financial assistance in the form of scholarships, free ships, endowment scholarships, poor student scholarship, SC & ST scholarship & students aid fund. During last year as many as 418 SC/ST/OBC and 14 Merit Scholarships have been received by the students.

The Placement Cell offers information regarding job opportunities, guidance for competitive exams and for taking up higher studies. It offers career counselling whenever need arises.

Teachers are involved in personal and academic counselling under local guardianship.
The Alumni association of the college meets regularly, plans programmes and activities, and offers assistance and suggestions for the development of the college. This association has instituted cash prizes to the meritorious students.

The college admission policy is displayed on the notice board and is also incorporated in the prospectus.

The students are provided with a host of recreational facilities like nature club, cultural programmes, debate club, indoor & outdoor games, photography and yoga activity.

The prominent alumni of this college are occupying important positions in the professional, administrative, political, spiritual cultural, teaching and research fields. They have provided leadership in their respective field of activity.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management.
The college has an efficient organisation and management system. The functioning of the college under the KLE Society is transparent and as per the regulations of the university, govt and the society. The management follows a three-tier system with board of management at the top, local governing body in the middle and the principal, HOD at the college level. The non-teaching staff assist the principal and HODs in the administrative functions. The LGB monitors activities of the college and provides feedback from time to time.

The academic calendar and schedule of activities are prepared by a committee constituted for the purpose.

The fee structure and the financial matters are governed by the rules and regulations of the government.

The college provides facilities to the staff such as quarters, free medical check ups, and medical facilities at KLE's hospital at Belgaum and Hubli, co-operative society, fee concession to the wards in professional colleges under the KLE Society.

The grievance redressal cell has been set-up to pursue and redress the problems presented by the students and staff.

The employees co-operative society provides long-term loan upto Rs. 1 Lakh to its members and short-term loan to the tune of Rs. 10,000.

Meticulously designed calendar of events, strict adherence to the calender, code of conduct for employees, three tier evaluation of the functioning of staff, feed back based actions, computerisation, central computer facility, intercom, network, in-service training offered to the non-teaching employees etc., enhance the efficiency of the Management.

The teaching and non-teaching faculty are dedicated, sincere and committed to their jobs. The relationship between the management, the principal, teaching faculty and non-teaching staff is cordial. One of the staff members of the office Shri. V. P. Bhavi, SDA has been given 'Best Administrative Service' award by the Department of Collegiate Education, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore during the year 2003-04.

All the best administrative and managerial practices have contributed significantly to the work culture of the campus.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices.
The college has succeeded in maintaining a cordial and healthy relationship among all the constituents. Some of the Healthy Practices followed are as follows:

Treasuring and maintaining the ancient inscriptions in the development of Kannada language by the department. Collection and preservation of literary works in Kannada.

Offering of add-on certificate courses in vocational fields by the college.

Promotion of cultural heritage and moral values.

Imparting value based education through activities like yoga, meditation, celebration of national functions etc.

Internal quality checks.

Raising of botanical garden with medicinal plants on the wasteland.

Establishment of Tissue Culture Lab.

Rearing honeybees, development of Vermiculture, Sericulture etc.

Hands on experience offered to students.

Display of photographs of literary laureates in the department of Kannada, mathematics, economics etc.

Well-arranged museum in the botany and zoology departments.

Pooling the facilities of the local colleges for the benefit of the students such as playground, gym, courts, services of experts, physical education directors etc. run by the KLE Society.

In the background of foregoing observations, the Peer Team is pleased to note the following positive strengths of the College.

Positive Strengths of the College:

The College is established by K.L.E. Society, which runs more than 130 institutions imparting education from pre-primary to P.G. in different faculties and disciplines. The vision and firm foundation with full support of K.L.E. Society is first and foremost positive strength of the college.

Well thought of Mission of providing quality higher education integrating value based education to uplift the moral, social and ethical values among the students.

The College has a tradition of great personalities as principals like Professor C.S. Bagi, Dr. D.S. Karki, Dr. M. Halaiah, Dr. P.S. Chikkannaiah, Professor S.G. Kallur and so on.

It has adequate infrastructure facilities with sufficient building, playground, good sports facilities, hostel accommodation, quarters for the staff and Principal quarter.
Central Library with a huge collection of 65000 and odd books. The entire operation of the Library is fully computerised.

A well equipped sports complex with large playground, which has contributed to the remarkable performance of students at state level and national level events.

Impressive socially relevant extension activities are organized through NCC and NSS.
The college has Alumni Association that contributes to the holistic development of the college. Many students have excelled in University examinations and won medals and prizes.

Many of them have passed KAS, IAS, IPS, NDA and such other competitive examinations and are in top positions in public services as well as in private sector.

The college has played an important role in providing human resources in social, political, administrative and scientific field. Sizable number of students have become ministers, MPs, MLAS and provide leadership to the society.

The college has a prize-winning garden having more than 180 species of plants both of ornamental and medicinal importance.

Recommendations for follow-up Action by the College: -

Introduction of Inter-disciplinary courses at UG level such as Environmental Science, Microbiology, Industrial Chemistry, Biochemistry, Food processing Technology, Women's Study, I.T., Hotel and Tourism Management etc.

P.G. programmes in emerging areas of science and humanities be started under self-financing scheme.

Introduction of short duration career-oriented certificate and diploma courses on self-financing basis as per guidelines issued by U.G.C.

Exclusive cell for career guidance and counselling be provided.

Vacancies of teaching staff may be filled up on permanent basis.

Efforts be taken to avail research fellowships, major and minor projects funded by UGC and other funding agencies at the national level.

Industrial collaboration and tie up with national and international agencies for exchange programmes, placements, higher education etc.

Cafeteria approach with credit system be introduced as per the regulations of UGC.

The college should go for autonomy in the near future. The management may consider raising a reserve fund for the college development as the Government grant-in-aid is shrinking day by day.

Prof. K.P.Sonawane (Chairperson)

Dr. Shantha. B. Kurup (Member)

Dr. S. Sevagapandian (Member-Coordinator)


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