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Sree Ramkrishna Sarada Vidya Mahapith, Kamarpukur, West Bengal
Sree Ramkrishna Sarada Vidya Mahapith, Kamarpukur, West Bengal
Kamarpukur (District Hooghly (Hoogly))
West Bengal, IndiaPin Code : 712612
Sree Ramkrishna Sarada Vidya Mahapith, Kamarpukur West Bengal is a recognised institute / college. Status: Private Aided Colleges.
Principal of Sree Ramkrishna Sarada Vidya Mahapith, Kamarpukur West Bengal is Dr Ram Chandra Pal.
Sree Ramkrishna Sarada Vidya Mahapith is situated in Kamarpukur of West Bengal state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.
Contact Details of Sree Ramkrishna Sarada Vidya Mahapith, Kamarpukur West Bengal are : Telephone: +91-3211-244224
CoursesNumber of seats in Sree Ramkrishna Sarada Vidya Mahapith, Kamarpukur West Bengal is 939.
Sree Ramkrishna Sarada Vidya Mahapith, Kamarpukur West Bengal runs course(s) in Arts, Science stream(s).
B.A.(Honours) / B.Sc.(Honours) in Economics
B.A.(Honours) in Bengali
B.A.(Honours) in English
B.A.(Honours) in History
B.A.(Honours) in Philosophy
B.A.(Honours) in Political Science
B.A.(Honours) in Sanskrit
B.Sc.(Honours) in Chemistry
B.Sc.(Honours) in Mathematics
B.Sc.(Honours) in Physics
Approval details: Sree Ramkrishna Sarada Vidya Mahapith is affiliated with Burdwan University, Bardhhaman (Burdwan) (West Bengal)
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NAAC report of Sree Ramkrishna Sarada Vidya MahapithSECTION - 1 :
Sri Ramkrishna Sarada Vidya Mahapitha, Kamarpukur was set up in the year 1959. The College is spread over 9.96 acres of land situated in a rural area. It is a grant-in-aid College, affiliated to the University of Burdwan. The College was recognized by the University Grants Commission under 2(f) and 12B during 1963. The College has at present 2234 students out of whom 687 are female and 1547 are male. All the students are from the State of West Bengal. There are 29 full-time teachers, out of whom 6 are female and 23 are male. Six permanent teachers hold Ph.D. Degree, 8 teachers hold M.Phil. Degree and 15 are post-graduates. There are 12 unfilled posts against which there are 18 part-time teachers, out of whom 3 are female and 15 are male. Among the part-time teachers, 3 hold Ph.D. Degree; and the remaining 15 are post-graduates. There are seven persons working as administrative and four as technical staff.
The motto of the College has been 'Deification of Truth', empowering the students to have access to higher education with an emphasis on moral, spiritual and social values. A large number of students hail from the adjoining tribal area. There are three language departments, viz., Bengali, English and Sanskrit. Besides three language departments, there are 4 departments under the Arts stream, viz., History, Economics, Political Science and Philosophy. Under the Science stream, there are 6 departments, viz., Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science and Environmental Science. During the first year of the establishment of the College in the year 1959, following subjects - Bengali, English, Sanskrit, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, Chemistry were started. Subsequently, History in 1960, Physics and Mathematics in 1964 were added. Computer Science was added in the year 1996 and Environmental Science in the year 2000. Gradually, Honours courses in Bengali and Economics in 1963, History and Physics in 1968, Sanskrit in 1969, English and Mathematics in 1975, and Chemistry in 2001 and Political Science during the current session, were started.
Sri Ramkrishna Sarada Vidya Mahapitha volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC); and submitted its Self-Study Report in June 2006. A Peer Team was constituted by NAAC to visit the Institution and validate the Self-Study Report. The Peer Team, consisting of Prof. Bhoomittra Dev, Former Vice-Chancellor, Doctor Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, and Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, as Chairman; Prof. Nisar Ali, Dean, College Development Council, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir and Prof. K. Damodara Naidu, Former Principal, Government First Grade College, Ramnagar, Karnataka, as Members visited the Institution on 4th & 5th December 2006.
The Peer Team carefully perused and analyzed the Self-Study Report, submitted by the Institution. During the institutional visit, the Peer Team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments and academic, co-curricular extra-curricular, sports & games, extension facilities and interacted with the various constituents of the Institution. The Peer Team also interacted at length with the Administrator, Principal, Faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and Alumni of the Institution. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer Team has taken the value judgment. The assessment of the Institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the Institution, as well as the issues of concern, are mentioned hereunder.
SECTION - 2
Criterion - I : Curricular Aspects
The courses offered to the students are in consonance with the mission and goals of the Institution. These have been framed in spirit and content to provide job opportunities to the students. The Communicative English course enables personality development of students, while the Environmental Science is made compulsory enriching the student about his/her awareness and challenges. The College provides flexibility and wide range of programme options and students are free to opt for any combination of subjects of their choice and aptitude. The course curriculum is changed when the Board of Studies feels necessary; and is done by the University. In addition to the conventional courses in science and non-sciences, the College also offers Honours in Chemistry, Bengali, Sanskrit, English, History, Economics, Political Science, Physics and Mathematics at the UG level. It usually takes 6 months to introduce a new course after it is thought and conceptualized. The College has a Member on the Board of Studies to frame syllabi and it holds workshop on the revision and introduction of courses when University plans for the same. The University has made academic audit of the College in 2003. The College offers Computer Science course at the B.Sc. level and Environmental Science as a compulsory subject for all students of Pass and Honours Course. .
Criterion - II : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Admissions for various courses are on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination. The process is transparent and is made available to students in annual Prospectus of the College. To cope up with the courses, the College provides remedial courses to weak students, particularly in English. The students' knowledge is updated with seminars and workshops during academic session. Courses of studies are prescribed by the Burdwan University. The teaching plan in an academic session is divided into three modules; and teachers also prepare lesson plans before the commencement of classes as per modules. The teacher concerned as per the modules monitors the teaching plan. During the process of imparting knowledge to students, teachers use teaching-technology gadgetry and aid materials like audio-video & OHP. During the last three years, range of teaching days in the College has been between 179- 187, while, the working days have been 245 - 249. There are two types of teachers, namely, whole time teachers sharing work-load of 24 periods per week of 45 minutes duration as against 8 periods per week of 45 minutes duration for part-time teachers. Most of the core subjects are taught by the whole time teachers. The students are assessed during the year and the assessment is communicated to them.S
The recruitment of teachers is done by the College Service Commission of West Bengal, but the part-time teachers are recruited by the College authorities, through duly constituted Selection Committee with an expert from the affiliating university.
The College has certain amount of freedom with respect to pay and resources to make appointment of adhoc and temporary teachers. The College also can initiate that process. There are 6 teachers who participated at national level seminars and 3 have participated at international level during the last 3 years. Seven faculty members have attended orientation and refresher courses during the last two years. The College has conventional mode of evaluation of faculty, which is submitted to the Principal for onward transmission to the affiliating University. The College is also active in conducting seminars in various disciplines from time to time. Most of the teachers who participated in faculty development programmes during past three years have obtained Grade 'A'. In addition to the above, the College has self-appraisal mechanism based on feedback from the students both at the time of exit and during the course of study with the help of structured questionnaire. Most of the teaching departments in the College are understaffed, especially the departments of English, Environmental Science and Computer Science without full ime regular teachers; and the department of Philosophy with only one permanent teacher. The College has introduced Environmental Science as a Compulsory Subject for all undergraduate Pass and Honours students, but the said subject is not handled by qualified teachers. The substantive positions remain unfilled due to stay by Hon'ble High Court in October 2005, but vacated recently in August 2006. The College management is in the process of filling up the posts.
Criterion - III : Research, Consultancy and Extension :
The College encourages faculty to undertake research. The Principal of the College is a recognized guide for Ph.D. programme of the University of Burdwan. There is a provision for grant of study leave to teachers for pursuing M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes. The College is not a recognized center to conduct M.Phil./Ph.D. programmes by the University of Burdwan. . There are 20 percent teachers who are actively engaged in research. There are 7 teachers currently pursuing Ph.D. programmes on part-time basis and during the last 5 years, 4 teachers have been awarded Ph.D. Degree. One of the teachers in the Department of Physics has recently published research papers in a good International Journal. The Departments of English and Bengali have completed two U.G.C. Minor Research Projects with a financial outlay of Rs.1,65,000/-. The College also carries out extension activities on social problems like AIDS awareness, community health and adult literacy. Much of the extension activities are carried out through NSS. It also undertakes extension programmes in collaboration with NGOs and has adopted two villages - Sripur and West Amarpur. The College has 114 NCC cadets on rolls out of which 20 are female, but no cadet has passed 'C' Certificate Examination.
Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources.
The College maintains its infrastructure out of the State Government funds, College funds and UGC assistance. Apart from optimum utilization of the infrastructure for academic work, the playgrounds are spared to the tribal people of the neighbouring villages also to conduct medical camps. The Government and NGOs also hold their meetings/conferences, conduct of sports and games, theatrical performances and social functions etc. on the College campus. The College promotes use of the academic facilities by external agencies like the Institute of English, the British Council, Shakespeare Society of Eastern India, Birla Institute of Science and Technological Museum etc. and also hold conferences and exhibitions where teachers and students of the neighbouring schools and colleges take part and gain knowledge with the teachers and students of this Institution. The College has teachers' hostel comprising three rooms and a small guest house on the campus.
Lending of books, purchase of books, Book Bank facility and stock verification of the Central Library are partially computerized. 310 textbooks, 468 other books at a cost of Rupees 1,80,553 have been added to the central library during the last two years. The College has no access to the services of Inter University centers like IUCAA, CEC and INFLIBNET, etc. The Medical Aid Centre of the College functions once a week under the supervision of a reputed physician. Besides this, medical check up camps in Opthamology, Dentistry, Gynaecology, Paediatrics are arranged. The College has play grounds for football, volleyball, cricket, badminton. There are also facilities for indoor games such as Table Tennis, carrom and chess and equipment to various athletic events. The Gymnasium lacks requisite furniture, adequate space and ventilation. Sports persons are provided track-suits, uniforms etc.; and expenditure incurred by sportsmen to participate in Inter Collegiate and University sports and games is met by the College.
There are two boys' hostels, one girls' hostel which are not properly maintaineded have no ceiling fans. Canteen provides food at subsidized rates. The hostels are administered by the part time superintendents. Recreational facilities to inmates of the hostels are also provided. There are separate reading rooms for boys, girls and the faculty. Science Laboratories are not adequately equipped. There are no departmental libraries existing to facilitate students learning. Although the Government sanctioned 19 non-teaching posts, there have remained unfilled. The College has centralized library with reading room facility, but it is not fully computerized. However, there is no qualified librarian and the post is lying vacant.
Criterion - V : Students Support and Progression
The College gets good results at the University Examination. Financial aid is provided to 265 SC & ST students in the form of scholarship; and to 192 students to the tune of Rs. 1,14,400/-. Some of the students get scholarships either from the central government, state government and other agencies such as Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Mohsin Endowment Trust etc. Some of the UG students go for PG programmes. The Alumni of the College hold prominent positions such as leading advocates, doctors, scientists and are appointed as faculty in colleges and Universities. Quite a few students have entered West Bengal Civil Service.
The College publishes its updated prospectus every year which contains the details of courses offered, fee, scholarships, and support services to the students and admission details. The College through its Counselling Cell offers advice and suggestion to the students regarding their careers. The faculty solves academic and personal problems of students from time to time. Feedback is collected from the students about the faculty which is used in improving the quality of teaching.
NSS Volunteers undertake cleaning of the campus. Through their annual camps/special camps, road construction work, rural health and sanitation, Adult Literacy, Aids and Environment awareness programmes are undertaken. There are facilities for indoor games and outdoor games. The College organises cultural activities, debates, quiz contests for the benefit of students. Recreational and leisure time activities available to students are indoor games and out-door games and also the departmental educational tours related to the field of their study are conducted.
Criterion - VI : Organisation and Management
Sri Ramkrishna Sarada Vidya Mahapitha was started by a registered society, ANUR JANA SIKSHA SAMSAD in 1959. The College was taken over by the Government of West Bengal on 6th April 1973. It was administered by the local Sub Divisional Officer from 1973 till March 1981. Subsequently, it was handed over back to the Society on Ist April 1981. At present, the Institution is governed by an Administrator appointed by the University of Burdwan who is the Sub Divisional Officer, Arambagh. The College has attained its present level owing to dedicated team work of the teaching and non-teaching staff, constant support and encouragement from the affiliating University and above all moral support of the people from the neighbouring villages.
The College has an efficient internal co-ordinating and monitoring mechanism. The College functions through various Committees constituted with the faculty, non-teaching staff and the students which are above all supervised by the Administrator. There is a Sub-Committee which acts as an inbuilt mechanism, headed by a Bursar, who relgularly checks the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. For preparing the academic calendar, there is a special committee in the College. During the last two years, all the decisions of the selection committee have been approved by the management. The College conducts computer training to increase work efficiency of non-teaching staff and speed up their work. The current tuition and other fees are very low. There has been no increase in tuition and other fees during the last three years. As many as 265 SC/ST students during 2005 were given an amount of Rs.1,14,400/- as scholarship/financial assistance and 192 students other than SC/ST also were granted scholarships during the reference period. The UGC has provided Rs.12,48,480 grant under 10th Plan to augment library, laboratories, extension and classrooms and conduct of extension activities. Out of the said amount Rs.3.47 lakh remained unspent as on 05/12/2006.
The College has a Grievance Redressal Cell where any staff member, student or guardian can submit his/her grievances in writing. Appropriate action is taken by the Cell for redressal of the genuine grievances. There are cordial relaltions between the neighbouring Colleges and this College and this is reflected in joint organization of cricket and football matches. Faculty from the Department of English help non-teaching staff by conducting secretarial practice and other classes for them in improving their skills. Interaction with parents/guardians helps in getting feedback about their wards' progress in studies.
Criterion - VII : Healthy Practices
The College lays emphasis on simplicity, devotion and commitment to teaching, learning and evaluation and adherence to spiritual and moral values.
The College has a complimentary self-financing course on Communicative English.
A few of the teachers have published good research-work.
Team work in the College is good.
The Peer Team would like to commend the institution for the following aspects :
Dedication and commitment of the teaching and non-teaching staff of the Institution.
Functioning in a co-ordinated manner in discharge of social responsibilities inspite of shortage of teaching and non-teaching staff.
Teaching of Environmental Science as a compulsory subject for the all students.
A professional physician is voluntarily rendering services once a week in College Health Centre to students and staff.
The College is committed to dissemination of quality education to the rural boys and girls.
The College has evaluation and assessment of faculty in various Departments by students feedback based on structured questionnaire.
The College administration is decentralized and functioning in a democratic manner.
The Faculty has shown considerable interest in pursuing M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes and a few of them have undertaken UGC minor research projects.
Some of the teachers have participated in national/international seminars.
The Institution has formed Alumni Association, which is contributing in a humble way.
The Institution assesses students by conducting unit tests/half-yearly examinations besides tests and pretests.
Smooth functioning of the tutor-ward system which facilitates the monitoring of the students, both academic and personal.
The Institution has career counseling and guidance cell to facilitate students in getting the information and guidance about their career and choice of disciplines they choose.
THE PEER TEAM WOULD LIKE TO BRING TO THE ATTENTION OF THE COLLEGE CERTAIN CONCERNS FOR ITS CONSIDERATION:
The College needs to fill up vacant teaching posts, librarian and non-teaching staff on top priority.
The College may explore the possibility of introducing more course options and add-on courses such as Computer Applications, Communicative English to all students and job-oriented diploma/certificate courses.
Access to computers and student support services like Placement Cell, need to be strengthened. With the appointment of a fulltime counselor, counseling and guidance cell may evolve effective planning and suitable strategies for the benefit of the students.
The College may consider training the teaching and non-teaching staff for Computer Applications.
The library needs to be computerized in full and more journals/periodicals need to be subscribed.
Internet facility may be provided in the library so as to provide the faculty and research scholars easy access for internet browsing. The College may have access to the inter-university centers like IUCAA, CEC and INFLIBNET. The College may consider using innovative methods of knowledge-flow on the campus.
Departments of Computer Science and Environmental Science need to be run by permanent faculty.
Laboratories of Science departments need to be upgraded with proper maintenance.
The NSS and NCC needs to be geared up to enable the volunteers and cadets to earn more awards, certificates.
Gymnasium needs proper place, adequate ventilation, equipment and permanent staff.
The hostel rooms need more facilities such as furniture, fans and other amenities. The College may consider appointing full time superintendents for the Hostels.
The Common rooms for boys and girls need to be furnished.
Canteen needs to be modernized and more furniture may be added.
There is a need for an Auditorium/Seminar Hall with modern facilities.
Communicative skills of English language need to be further strengthened by conducting bridge courses and short duration programmes.
Language laboratory may be set up to improve Spoken English of both faculty and students.
In order to widen the horizons of the faculty, it is necessary to recruit a few more faculty from other parts of the State.
The Peer Team recommends for the establishment of Internal Quality Assurance Cell in the Institution to promote quality and excellence.
The Peer Team is of the opinion that this exercise will be useful to the Institution to initiate the quality enhancement strategies towards further growth and development.
Prof. Bhoomittra Dev
Prof. Nisar Ali
Prof. K. Damodara Naidu
Dr. Ram Chandra Pal
Sri Ramkrishna Sarada Vidya Mahapitha
Kamarpukur, Hooghly District
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