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Government College, Amarwara, Madhya Pradesh


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Government College, Amarwara, Madhya Pradesh
Amarwara (District Chhindwara)
Madhya Pradesh, India



Government College, Amarwara Madhya Pradesh is a recognised institute / college.
Government College is situated in Amarwara of Madhya Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.


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Government College, Amarwara Madhya Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
BA, MA

Approval details: Government College is affiliated with Dr Harisingh Gour University, Sagar (Madhya Pradesh)



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NAAC report of Government College

SECTION 1 : INTRODUCTION
The Government College, Amarwara, District Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), by presenting a Self Study report. A peer team consisting of Dr. C.P. Srivastava, (Chairman, Peer Team), Former Secretary UGC, Dr. N.S. Ashok Kumar, (Member Coordinator, Peer Team), Professor and Chairman, dept. of Electronic Media, Bangalore University and Prof. K.M. Jamadar, (Member, Peer Team), Principal, Sholapur Social Association's Arts & Commerce College, Maharastra was constituted. The team was constituted by the Council to visit the Institutions and validate the Self-Study report. The team visited the Institution for two days from 15th - 16th March, 2007 on behalf of NAAC, Bangalore.

Government College Amarwara near Chhindwara , is a small college with a total strength of 683 students catering basically to the rural students. This college was established in the year 1984 and is affiliated to Dr. H.S. Gour University, Sagar. The College Campus is spread over in an area of 33.600 Sq. ft. in a rural surrounding of the tribals. Students of this College are mostly from Tribal and OBC categories.

The College caters to both Under Graduate as well as Post Graduate Programmes. The College offers a total number of Eight Programmes, of which six are Under Graduate Programmes and two are Post Graduate Programmes. The Institution has got UGC recognition in 1998 under 2 (f) and in 2004 under 12 (B).

Government College, Amarwara is a co-educational institution. During the academic year 2006-07, the College has a total enrolment of 683 students (408 boys and 275 girls). There are six permanent teachers and four temporary teachers. The College has a strength of ten Administrative staff and one Technical staff. The support services in the College includes Library, Sports and Photo Copy facilities. The College has a Campus area of 33.600 sq.ft. It is situated in a rural area which is educationally, socially and economically backward. The College was established by the Government of Madhya Pradesh and is totally funded and managed by Government.

The Team visit was intended to validate the Self Study Report submitted by the Institution. The Peer Team interacted with all sections of the teaching staff, non-teaching staff, parents, alumni and students and also the Principal of the College. The Team was also able to obtain an in-depth picture of the functioning efficiency as well as the views of the different functionaries and the stake holders. The team met all the faculty members individually and verified their academic achievements made during the last couple of years. It was noted that about 50% of teachers have been active and are engaged in their Ph.D. programmes. The reason for this reluctance by the other faculty members was due to lack of intiative and motivation. Present Principal deserves all appreciations for her visionary approach, commitment and dedication, as she has become a motivational factor. This was evident during the committee members interaction with the faculty and the students.

During the institutional visit the Team examined all relevant records and visited different Departments and Library, Play ground and other student support facilities. The interactions provided first hand information about the working of these set-ups. Based on the information collected, and keeping in mind the declared objectives of the institution and the criteria prescribed by NAAC for institutional assessment, the value judgement of seven criteria arrived at by the Team is given below.

SECTION 2 : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
Government College, Amarwara is offering two UG and two PG programmes. The UG programmes offered by the College are for B.A. and B.Com. In B.A. the College teaches six subjects having an elective option for three. The two PG programmes offered by the College are M.A. Hindi and M.A. Political Science.

The College is affiliated to Dr. H.S. Gour University, Sagar. The College follows the curriculum prescribed by the affiliating University. The restructuring of courses and modification of syllabi are done at the University level. Therefore, the College did not have any choice in the modification of the syllabus. The College also did not take any initiative on its own to start some innovative and short term programmes.

Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The admissions for the academic programmes offered by the College are made on the basis of academic merit of the students. Reservation policy of the Government was also followed while admitting students to the programmes.

Out of the total of 268 working days the College has utilised 181 teaching days that was available during the last academic year.

Teaching plans are organised into the total scheme as per the directions of the University. The lecture method is mainly used for teaching. This is supplemented by group discussion, demonstration, question and answer sessions etc. Teaching aids such as OHP, Charts and Posters were used to supplement and strengthen the traditional lecturing method of

teaching. Remedial classes and extra classes were conducted for students from disadvantaged communities. Students and the faculty members have been encouraged to under take some projects on social aspects, which deserves appreciations.

The internal and University level evaluation methods are communicated by the College to the students at the beginning of the year.

The University follows annual system and conducts the Annual Examination at the end of each academic year. Some teachers of the College have participated in the process of University examination by working as paper-setters and examiners. The academic progress of the students is evaluated by the teachers periodically with the help of monthly class-tests.

The member of the faculty are selected by Public Service Commission of the Government of Madhya Pradesh. Additional faculty is appointed according to UGC rules and the Guest Faculty is appointed according to the decisions of State Government. The College organized one National Seminar and six State level Seminars. The number of College teachers who have availed the Orientation programmes is six, and five teachers have availed Refresher programmes.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
One teacher has completed his Ph.D. and three more teachers and one scholar are working for their Ph.D. programme. Recently one of the teachers has submitted his thesis to the University authorities. Three teachers have availed the Faculty Imporvement Programme(FIP) of the UGC. One teacher has published a book and six teachers have presented 24 papers at the National Seminars, of which 21 proceedings and 15 abstracts are published. One teacher has presented paper at the International Seminar.

Free Career Guidance Counselling and Medical Consultancy Services are porvided by the College. The College is very active in extension activities. It has organised rallies and Camps for women empowerment, family counselling, human rights etc. This is the real strength of the College.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College Campus area is 33.600 sq.ft. The built in area is 6822 sq.ft. There are six Class rooms, One Staff room, One Reading room and one room each for Principal, Office, Accountant and Library. A part of the Library room is used as Computer teaching laboratory. Staff room is sometimes used as class room for English Literature periods. A new building for the College is being constructed at the cost of Rs. 78.46 lakhs. This new building is spread over fifteen acres of land and already seventy five percent of the construction work is being completed. Janbhagidari, which is working with public paritcipation is doing tremendous work especially in completing this new building. Janbhagidari, with the help of Government of Madhya Pradesh is involved in many more programmes for the benefit of College students.

The President of Janbhagidari who has been appointed by the Government and the Vice-President is Collector or his nominee as an ex-officio member, are empowered to take different steps Viz: to facilitate the smooth functioning of the College and to organize financial resource for maintaining academic standard. This committee is also undertaking projects which helps the College for its over all development.

The Central Library of the College is in a room having 1767 sq.ft. carpet area. The Library has a total collection of 7866 books which includes 96 reference books. The number of titles is 814. The Library also subscribes ten magazines and nine newspapers. The Library has a collection of 3011 books under Book-Bank scheme. Reading Room facility is provided for the use of the students. There is full time Librarian and an Advisory Committee for the Library. The Library remains open on all working days from 10.30 a.m. to 05.30 p.m. The Library has Computer, Photocopy machine and it is available for getting the copies of the text for the students and staff.

The College has six Computers, three Printers and one Over-head-projector. The students have been encouraged to utilize these facilities provided by the College.

There is a Playground infront of College building. The College has provision to use the stadium ground of Amarwara Nagar Panchayat for Cricket, Football and Hockey. Facilities are also available for indoor games such as Chess and Carroms. Women students are given practice of Volley Ball, Kabaddi and Hockey. Women students are sent to University to take part in Inter District Sports (University Level). Five Women students of the College have been selected for University team. The committee has assertained during interaction with the Staff that College Kabaddi team had participated at the Inter-University level and had won the Gold medal for the College.

The committee feels that due to the limited facilities available at the College, the College authorities are not able to encourage the students for sports activities. As the existing building belongs to Janpad Panchayat, there is hardly any scope to take their own initiative.

It is heartening to note that the College has got big plans in its new Campus which is spread over fifteen acres to give a new fillip for games and sports facilities.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
More than 95 percent of the student in the vaious programmes of the College appeared for the final examination after the minimum period of study during 2005-06. The drop out rate in 2004-05 for UG programme is 3 percent and for PG programme is 3.5 percent while in 2005-06 for UG it is 4.5% and for PG it is 2.8% respectively. The pass percentage of students in 2004-05 for UG programme is 87.5% and for PG it is 98.21 while in 2005-06 for UG it is 61.29 and for PG it is 81.39% respectively. After completion of the various programmes, about 64 percent pursue Higher studies or proceed to seek employment. Some of the alumni members hold prominent positions in the society.

The College updates and publishes its Prospectus every year. The Prospectus contains details of programmes offered, eligibility for admissions, fee details, scholarship details, admission rules etc.

The sutdents of the College have received different types of Scholarships such as SC/ST Scholarships.

The College is offering placement and counselling services to students.

Criterion VI : Organisation and Management
Government College, Amarwara, as name suggests, is a Government established College. The overall affairs of the College are being managed by the Principal. The Principal plays a vital role in formulating the policies and programmes and also in executing, managing and monitoring the affairs of the College.

The academic work in the College is being co-ordinated and monitored continuously by the Principal. The meeting of the Staff Council is convened periodically to review and assess academic matters. Plans for the future developments are also in the Staff Council meetings. Other duties involving Discipline, Library, Sports, Welfare and Scholarships etc. are entrusted with Committee which are constituted for these purpose by the Principal.

The College maintains proper accounting records and prepares budget for its financial transactions. The total budget of the institution for 2005-06 is Rs. 47,68,650/- out of which salary grant is Rs. 30,92,000/- and on other heads it is Rs. 16,76,650/-. Amount received from UGC under 10th Plan period is Rs. 3,14,062/- and for class room it is Rs. 86,700/-.


An internal audit mechanism is also in place in the College for auditing the accounts of the College. The accounts upto January 2003 have been audited. Standard practices are adopted in budgeting and auditing.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
The Healthy Practices followed by the College are listed below :-

*The College has endeavoured to take the students beyond the class-room by
engaging them in extra curricular activities.

*The College has organised Women Cell for Women empowerment.

*The College arranges the programmes like Old People's Day to create sociocultural environment.

*The College organised Personality Development Classes for the benefit of
the students.

*The College is very active in out reach activities for the development of the society like organizing, rallies and Camps at regular periods like women empowerment, human rights, family counselling etc.

*Principal is very dynamic and persuades the tribal girls to come forward to
join College education. As a result, the College has got sizeable number of
tribal girls having lot of motivation and determination.

SECTION 3 : OVERALL ANALYSIS

The Peer Team after going through the Self Study Report and its on the spot analysis of the infrastructure, academic, curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities of the College considers that there are certain features of the College that deserve commendation.

*The College offers the academic programmes both in Arts and Commerce.

*The results of the College are fairly good. The overall pass percentage is around 71 percent.

*Teachers of some Department have been submitting papers in the National and International Seminars.

*Some projects have been undertaken by teachers of the College.

The Peer Team has also certain areas of concern and would like to suggest the following recommendations for consolidating the progress made so far and for future growth of the College.

*As more than one third of number of students of the College are girls, a few
Vocational programmes such as Home Science, and few Certificate
Cources may be started to empower the girls.

*All teachers should be persuaded to publish articles, research papers and
books in their respective area of interest.

*The Computer facilities available in the College have been utilised for
providing computer literacy for students studying in various programmes
in the College as well as to the teaching and non-teaching staff.

*More reference books may be added to the stock in the Library.

*Though the College is more than 20 years old, it lacks certain out side
activities like N.C.C. and N.S.S. units. The committee feels that the
College should take steps to start both N.C.C. and N.S.S. units at the
earliest.

*The Library is not been adequately used for the benefit of the students. The
College should create right kind of atmosphere for proper usage. The
Library should subscribe more magzines and educational journals.

*The committee feels that the College should appoint a permanent sports teacher in view of the enthusiasm shown by the student community.

*Teacher student ratio which is at 1:68 has to be brought down to 1:40,
which is UGC norms.

The Peer Team appreciates and acknowledges the co-operation extended by the Principal, Members of Teaching and Non-teaching Staff, Students, Parents and Alumni.

The Peer Team hopes that the College would transform itself into a centre of excellence by raising its standards and adopting quality enhancing measures in its educational programmes.

Dr. C.P. Srivastava
(Chairperson)

Dr. N.S. Ashok Kumar
(Member Co-ordinator)

Prin. K.M. Jamadar
(Member)

(Dr. Smt. W.S. Brown)
Principal
Government College, Amarwara,
Chhindwara District, (M.P.)

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