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SKBR Degree College, Macherla, Andhra Pradesh



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SKBR Degree College, Macherla, Andhra Pradesh
Macherla (District Guntur)
Andhra Pradesh, India



SKBR Degree College, Macherla Andhra Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: Government Under Graduate Co-Education.

SKBR Degree College, Macherla Andhra Pradesh is also known as Sri Kasu Brahmananda Reddy Government Degree College.

SKBR Degree College, Macherla Andhra Pradesh was established on / in 1966.


SKBR Degree College, Macherla Andhra Pradesh is situated in Macherla of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Macherla comes under Guntur Tehsil, Guntur District.


Contact Details of SKBR Degree College, Macherla Andhra Pradesh are : We are not sure whether following colleges are same or different:
SKBR Degree College, Macherla, Guntur
SKBR Degree College, Amalapuram, East Godavari
Actually full name of these colleges are different.


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SKBR Degree College, Macherla Andhra Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).

SKBR Degree College is affiliated with Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur



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Media coverage of SKBR Degree College, Macherla Andhra Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh

NAAC report of Sri Kasu Brahmananda Reddy Government Degree College

Section - I, Preface :
The S.K.B.R. Govt. Degree College is situated in Macherla of Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh. The College volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted its self-study report to NAAC in November 2005. The NAAC constituted the Peer Team consisting of Dr. K. C. Mathur, former Vice-Chancellor of MNR and ASRK University, Chattisgarh, as Chairman; and Prof. K. Janardhanan Seed Technology Laboratory, Department of Botany, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu as member, Co-ordinator, Dr. P. A. Bhat, former Principal, Dr. A.V. Baliga College, Kumta, Karnataka State as member of the Team to visit the college and validate the self-study report. The Peer Team visited the college on January 24, 25 - 2006.

S. K. B. R. Govt. Degree College Macherala was established in August 1966 with title Govt. Arts & Science College, Macherala. In 1970 the college was renamed as Sri Kasu Brahmananda Reddy Govt. Degree College.

The college is affiliated to Acharya Nagarjuna University. The institution is recognised by he U.G.C. under Section 2 (f) and 12 (b). The college is situated in rural area with campus area of 54.00 acres. It offers UG Programmes, namely, B.A; B.Sc. (MPC), B.Sc. (M P Computers) and B.Sc. (CBZ). The college at its inception has 150 students. Now there are 875 students.

The college has a total strength of 14 permanent teachers, 14 temporary teachers and 1 part time teacher, 22 administrative staff, 1 technician staff. All the students are from neighbourhood. The unit cost of education in the year 2003-2004 was Rs. 8322 (with salary component) and Rs. 1495 (without salary component). The college follows annual pattern.

The peer team carefully analysed the self study report of the college and went through all the relevant documents and also interacted with College Planning and Development Council, Head of the institution, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the college. During institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited departments and facilities, and interacted with various constituents of the college. The academic, co- curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were visited. The assessment made on the basis of the visit and validation claims made in SSR is reported here below.

Section2 :
Criterion-wise analysis
Criterion I . Curricular aspects :
The Programmes, in general, are in conformity with the goal and mission of the institution 'Dispel the Darkness of Ignorance with the Light of Knowledge'.

The aims of the college are :
Imparting education to rural youth

Training the young students for their all round development.

Inculculating the spirit of nationalism & patriotism.

Fostering the spirit of sportsmanship.

As an affiliated college of Acharya Nagarjuna University, it follows the syllabi prescribed. by the University. The college offers UG programmes - B.A., B.Com. & B. Sc., with both conventional & restructured. Admissions to these UG programmes are made scrupulously following rules of reservation & other regulations stipulated by Govt & University from time to time. Though limited programme options are available in core subjects, non-core options are available for e.g. students of Arts and Science faculties have to study a compulsory paper, 'Indian Heritage and Culture' and Commerce faculty students a similar compulsory paper on 'Science Civilization'.

To introduce a new programme within the regulations of the present university system the college takes three to six months. A course in computer science is introduced recently and M.Sc., Mathematics at PG level is to be started. Steps to introduce certificate courses are taken.

The academic audit is taken up by the Regional Joint Director of Higher Education annually. The institution does not have any mechanism to obtain feedback from academic peers & employers on teaching programmes.

Criterion II Teaching, Learning & Evaluation
Admissions are made on merit basis. Students are assessed during the first week and suitable advice is given. On the basis of marks obtained at the entry level and post admission assessment disadvantaged students are identified and a separate bridge course is conducted for the students coming from other disciplines. Disadvantaged students identified through class tests and interactions are motivated to attend remedial classes. For the X plan UGC has sanctioned Rs. 20,000/- towards remedial courses. The bright students are encouraged with giving study projects of advance nature and assisting by giving latest books and access to web sites.

In the beginning of academic year each lecturer depending on his allotted work prepares, Annual Academic Plan showing month wise distribution of the curriculum as per the calendar prescribed by the University. The syllabi is unitised according to the annual system of teaching. Teachers maintain teaching dairy and record syllabus covered every day. One teacher has received best teacher award during 2002. Now he is working at Udayagiri. One teacher has benefited from UGC for doing minor research work. Apart from the regular class room teaching, seminars & symposia are organized regularly to motivate the students and improvement of faculty by distinguished luminaries and academicians. To monitor students performance regular class room tests are undertaken. The final examination is designed and conducted by the Acharya Naparjuna University. Character and Personality development, secularism and patriotism are emphasized in all student-centred activities. There is a provision for evaluation of teachers by students. Leadership training programmes are also conducted.

The use of overhead projectors and audio-visual aids supplements class room teaching. There is need to develop a centralised audio-visual facility for easy access of equipments to faculty for use and develop their own teaching aids.

The teachers are selected through Direct recruitment by the A.P.P.S.C./A.P.C.S.C. or appointed on promotions from the cadre of Jr. Lecturer. The appointing authority is Commissioner of Collegiate Education. The college has the freedom & resource to engage temporary / adhoc and guest faculty.

Out of 14 permanent teachers only one teacher possesses Ph.D. and 3 M.Phil. Out of 14 temporary teachers nobody possess M.Phil and Ph.D. only one teacher has attended one state level conference and acted as resource person at town level. Students evaluation of teacher performance is being followed and feedback is passed on the respective teachers for improvement. Almost all teachers are members of different committees of the college that deal with curricular and co-curricular activities. One student in Botany Department presented a seminar paper in an intercollegiate seminar. The college encourages teachers to participate in orientation Courses and Refresher Courses and participation in Conferences/Seminars/Symposia. College encourages best performers at final examination with prizes/certificates etc instituted by the faculty members.

Criterion III Research, consultancy and Extension :
One lecturer has completed Ph.D., three lecturers M.Phil and one is doing minor research project. One lecturer has published two research papers. One teacher has registered for part-time M.Phil course. There is no financial support to research students. There is no publication division in the college. However department of English has facilitated the publication of a booklet containing poems in Telugu written by students. The college encourages teachers and students to participate in extension activities like health and hygiene awareness, adult education, awareness of AIDS, medical camp, blood donation and environmental awareness through NCC, NSS and Youth Red Cross Unit. They also work in collaboration with NGOs.

Criterion IV Infrastructure and Learning Resources :
The college is located nearly 3 km away from the town in 54 acres site surrounded by natural beauty. The college has 10 class rooms, 6 laboratories, 1 library hall. 1 physical education room with 12 station multi gym and an open air assembly hall and cycle stand is also available. In order to meet the growing strength of the college attempts are made to augment, the infrastructure.

The college maintains the infrastructure with the support of the Govt and utilizing special fee. The principal appoints special committee to monitor day-to-day maintenance, safety and upkeep of the infrastructural facilities. The college encourages the use of infrastructure for academic purpose by external agencies.

The college maintains Central Computer facility. In addition to computer science the Deptts of Botany & Library Science and Principal's chamber possess one computer each. The college envisages use of INFLIBNET SOUL package for Library Science deptt.

The college has good facilities for sports & physical education. Separate facilities are available for indoor & outdoor games. 12 station multi gym is also available to the physique needs of the students. The college encourages outstanding sports persons by giving them incentives and additional coaching. During last year 6 students have participated for chess, 1 weight lifting, 17 cricket and 4 kabaddi selection at Regional Level.

No hostel facility exists in the college campus. College recommends eligible students to stay in Social Welfare Hostels maintained by Govt.

The library with more than 22000 books, 19 journals, 11 magazines, 6 CD's/DVD's is providing open access to students to the subject related books.

Criterion V Students Support & Progression
The college admits students to different academic courses on the basis of their merit.. The college being located in a most backward rural area maintains a pass percentage of 47-53% with an average student dropout rate of 10-13% in the last two batches.

A number of scholarships and freeships, endowment prizes are available to students. Incentives prizes and gold medals are also instituted by individual lecturers. A few alumni work in the countries like U.K and U.S.A as Professors/Asst. Professors and software engineers. Financial aid is provided to the needy students in the form of Government Scholarships worth an amount of Rs.4 lakhs. Besides a few Endowment and memorial prizes are available to the students. The college has student counseling and career guidance cell. There is ward counseling system.

The college has a registered alumni association which is contributing to the growth and development of the college. The college encourages the students by providing large number of physical & infrastructure facilities to participants in sports & games. It also has facilities for indoor and outdoor games.

Criterion VI Organization & Management
The principal monitors the activities of the college assisted by the staff council and various committees and other administrative bodies. Special committees are constituted with members of faculty to monitor various curricular, co-curricular and extension activities. The working of different departments is monitored by principal in consultation of Heads of Departments. Periodical reviews help ensure the efficiency of teaching & learning activities.

The College Planning and Development Council (CPDC) consisting of a cross section of public as members is striving for improvement of the college which oversees the transparency and accountability of administration. The work efficiency of non teaching staff is monitored by office superintendent. These are provided professional training in office administration by Dr. Marri Chenna Reddy Institute of Human Resource Development. The college helps the staff to avail themselves of loans, such as house loan, vehicle loan etc from various sources. The college has a grievance redressed cell for solving problems of students.

Criterion VII Healthy Practices
The Peer Team has identified a few unique features about the college which have enhanced the academic ambience of the institution. They are as follows :

A built-in system of ensuring internal quality checks in all administrative and academic activities.

Only one self financing course is offered to the students.

The college administration is making serious efforts to make the services on the campus IT based.

The students are monitored to serve the community through their participation in GO's and NGO's community development programmes.

Visits of illustrious persons were regularly arranged to inspire and motivate the youth of today.

The College Planning & Development Council representing a cross section of community monitors to guide the administration.

Night library service to students

Cordial atmosphere exists in the college which reflects spirit of team work & collective synergy.

The college is making available its infrastructure facilities as well as the expertise of the faculty to local clubs and associations to conduct competitions.

Good leadership along with excellent interpersonal relationships among teachers and non-teaching staff helps in the smooth functioning of the college.

SECTION 3
OVERALL ANALYSIS
The Peer Team, after going through the self-study report, and after its review of various academic and physical facilities, finds that the college has been able o make significant progress. The Peer Team would like to commend the institution for the following aspects :

The effective leadership of the principal and the dedication and commitment of both teaching and non-teaching staff to the development of the institution.

Regularity in keeping daily lecture records.

It carries out a large number of co-curricular and extra curricular activities.
Smooth functioning of the tutor-ward system that facilitates the monitoring of the students both academic and personal.

Keeping in view the future growth & development of the college, the Peer Team suggests following for consideration.

The college may explore the possibility of introducing more options to increase flexibility in course combinations keeping in mind the latest trends & social needs.

In view of the economic backwardness of the people of the surrounding area, the college may consider the introduction of a large number of market friendly and long term job oriented courses.

The faculty may pay more attention to research & consultancy. A research advisory committee may be constituted to promote research.

The College may plan to develop a centralised Audio-visual facility/Room for easy access of equipments to faculty for use and develop their own teaching aids.

The college may establish a language laboratory to strengthen language teaching.

Question banks may be prepared in all subject wherever applicable.

A long term perspective plan may be made & implemented on time bound basis.

The college may think of starting 'District Center for History and Culture which will act as museum cum study center.

A separate committee consisting of senior lecturers may be formulated with sole purpose of approaching UGC/MHRD and other funding agencies for academic infrastructural development of the college.

The college may initiate the Botany and Zoology department to have data on Biodiversity of the region.

Establishment of a medical center/facility.

Conveyance facilities for students may be strengthened

The college may approach Government and UGC for providing hostel facilities to students.

The college may go for P.G courses in few selective subjects.

The Peer Team expresses its deep sense of gratitude to Dr.Balaramaiah, representative of Directorate of Collegiate Education Govt. of Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad, Principal, NAAC Coordinator, Staff, students, Alumini and parents for their unstinted corporation.

The Pee Team is of the opinion that this exercise will be useful to the institution to initiate the quality enhancement strategies towards further growth & development.

Name of the Chairperson : Dr. K. C. Mathur

Name of the member coordinator : Prof. K. Janardhanan

Name of the member : Dr. P. A. Bhat



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