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DAV Post Graduate College, Siwan, Bihar
Address:Siwan
Siwan
Bihar, India
Pin Code : 841226


DAV Post Graduate College, Siwan Bihar is a recognised institute / college. DAV Post Graduate College, Siwan Bihar is also known as DAV College Siwan Bihar, Dayanand Anglo Vedic College Siwan. DAV Post Graduate College, Siwan Bihar was established on / in 1941.


Principal of DAV Post Graduate College, Siwan Bihar is Dr. Brij Kishore Tiwari (Mobile 9801186506), Dr Ajay Kumar Pandit, Dr BN Pathak.

DAV Post Graduate College is situated in Siwan of Bihar state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at DAV Post Graduate College, Siwan Bihar are +91-9801186506, 95723-40316.

email ID(s) is DAV Post Graduate College Siwan Bihar


Contact Details of DAV Post Graduate College, Siwan Bihar are : Telephone: +91-6154-242540

Course Co-ordinators:
B.C.A. : Dr. C. D. Chaudhary
B.B.A. : Dr. K. Kumar
Mass Communication : Dr. Imran Khan

Study Centre - IGNOU and Nalanda Open University. IGNOU - Co-ordinator : Prof. Bharat Singh Nalanda Open University - Co-ordinator : Prof. Samshad Ahmad.

Jai Parkash University has mentioned this college twice as:
DAV College, Siwan
Dayanand Anglo Vedic College, Siwan
However, both the above colleges are one and same.



Courses

DAV Post Graduate College, Siwan Bihar runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
Intermediate, U.G.-Honours and P.G. courses are available in Arts, Science and Commerce disciplines

Vocational courses B.C.A., B.B.A. and Mass Communication
Study Centre IGNOU and Nalanda Open University

Approval details: DAV Post Graduate College is affiliated with Jai Prakash University, Chapra (Bihar)

Profile of DAV Post Graduate College

Faculties

Department Faculties
1. Hindi 1. Dr. B. N. Kishor 2. Sri Kailashpati Goswami 3. Sri Sudhir Kumar Rai 4. Sri Krishna Kant Prasad (Head of Department)

2. Urdu 1. Dr. Tanveer Akhtar Noor (Head of Department)
3. English 1. Dr. Ashok Kumar Verma2. Sri S. P. Sinha (Head of Department)
4. Sanskrit ...
5. Philosophy 1. Dr. Ramnath Prasad 2. Dr. Chandra Bhushan Singh (Head of Department)
6. Economics 1. Prof. Bharat Singh (Head of Department)
7. Political Science 1. Prof. Sabihuddin 2. Dr. Ali Imam (Head of Department)
8. History 1. Dr. Sri Abhay Kumar (Head of Department)
9. Geography 1. Dr. Yogendra Raut2. Dr. Anirudh Prasad3. Dr. Basudev Prasad (Head of Department)
10. Psychology 1. Prof. Meera Kumari2. Dr. Imran Khan (Head of Department)
11. Mathematics 1. Prof. Ramakant Prasad2. Dr. Mohd. Muslim3. Dr. Ashok Kumar4. Dr. Shwet Kumar Sah (Head of Department)
12. Physics 1. Prof. N. Sharma2. Prof. Arvind Kumar3. Prof. Sayed Riyaaz Hasan (Head of Department)
13. Chemistry 1. Prof. Shamshad Ahmad (Head of Department)
14. Zoology 1. Sri R. N. Pathak 2. Smt. Reeta Kumari3. Dr. Rana Vikram Singh (Head of Department)
15. Botany 1. Prof. U. C. Mishra 2. Prof. Obidullah 3. Dr. Basant Kumar (Head of Department)
16. Commerce 1. Dr. Krishna Kumar 2. Dr. Murshid Aalam (Head of Department)

Media coverage of DAV Post Graduate College, Siwan Bihar, Bihar

NAAC report of DAV Post Graduate College

Section I: Preface
The Dayanand Anglo Vaidic Postgraduate (DAVPG) College, located at Siwan, was established in 1941. The college is a Constituent College of Jai Prakash University, Chapra, in Bihar. This institution was established by late Baidyanath Prasad alias Darhi Baba, a great educationist and social reformer of Siwan district, with the aim of providing quality education in Arts, Science and Commerce to students in an under-developed area, who could not afford to get the same available only in big cities.

The college, covering a total area of 16 acres, is situated in the urban area. It has been recognized by the University Grants Commission under section 2(f) and 12B of the UGC Act 1956.

The college has a total strength of 1167 students of which 955 are in the under graduate programmes and 212 (session-2005-06) in the postgraduates. About 35 % of the students are girls. There are 72 sanctioned teaching positions of which 24 are vacant. The post of Principal is also lying vacant and a Professor of History has the charge of Principal. Out of 48 teachers in position, two are ladies and 27 are Ph.D. holders. There are 41 non-teaching employees, of whom 28 are of the administrative category and two are ladies. At present the college offers undergraduate programmes in 16 subjects, 3 faculties, all offering Honours programmes. The college offers postgraduate programmes in 14 subjects only.

The college has sufficient number of classrooms, central library, science laboratories, a computer centre, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, a canteen, common rooms for boys and girls, two hostels, a guest house, rooms for NSS, NCC, etc. The college had 180 teaching days and 254 working days in 2004-05. The unit cost of education in the college was 10,316 including salary component and Rs.1,605 excluding salary component in 2004-05.

D.A.V. Postgraduate College has offered itself for assessment and accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted its Self-Study Report (SSR) to NAAC in October 2005. A peer-team comprising Professor P. K. Chaudhuri, Ex-Member Secretary, WBSCHE as Chairman, Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Geeta Tiwari, Principal, Govt. D. B. Girls P. G. College (Autonomous), Raipur, CG, as Member-Coordinator, and Dr.M.S.K Khokhar, Professor of Rural Technology, Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur, CG, as Member. Mr. Ganesh Hegde, Asst. Adviser, NAAC visited during the period. The peer-team visited the college on November 22-24, 2006 and carefully studied and analyzed the SSR submitted by the College. The peer-team visited all the academic departments, administrative section, all the central facilities including the hostel and interacted with the Vice-Chancellor and other officers of J.P.University, Chapra, the Principal, the steering committee members, the faculty, students, non teaching staff, parents and alumni of the college. The peer-team also went through various relevant documents including the budget and audit reports. Based on this exercise and keeping in mind the criteria and norms set by the NAAC, the peer-team prepared the draft report given below.

Section II: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I- Curricular Aspects
The Primary objective behind the establishment of D.A.V. P.G. College, Siwan, was to provide an opportunity of higher education to the backward and weaker communities of the region in the pre-independence era. The College offers three-year undergraduate degree programmes in a total of sixteen subjects at Honours level. B.A. Honours programmes are offered in Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Urdu, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, Psychology and Geography. The science faculty offers Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology at honours level. The Commerce department teaches Commerce at honours level. A student can thus study for B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com at honours level. The College offers two-year post-graduate programmes leading to M.A., M.Sc. and M.Com. degrees in all the above subjects excepting Urdu and Philosophy.

The College hosts a study center for the Distance Education programme of J. P. University, Chapra, leading to the Bachelor's degree in Computer Applications (BCA). Study Centres of IGNOU and Nalanda Open University are functioning in the college and offer students a variety of courses of study. UGC has recently sanctioned a number of job-oriented add-on courses, viz. Communicative English, Agriculture and Waste Management, Soil Analysis, Watershed Technology Management, Sugarcane Technology, Horticulture, E-Banking, E-Insurance and Retailing. However, the courses are yet to be launched after approval of the syllabi by the University. The College also runs Intermediate Arts, Science and Commerce classes using the same infrastructure.

The College is a constituent college of J. P. University, Chapra, and the syllabi, prescribed by the University are followed. The syllabi are revised and updated by the University at intervals of about 4 years. The courses have skill components of about 20%. It takes about two years for the college to obtain permission from the University and the State Government to introduce a new subject. However, the college has already shown its awareness for empowerment of students in terms of skill formation and self-employment. It will be useful to initiate further steps to launch the UGC sanctioned programmes of vocational nature on self-financing basis. Multifarious activities like Sports Day, award of stipends and medals and organizing contests meant to develop creativity among students are undertaken.

Teachers of the College play a significant role in revision and review of syllabi as members nominated by the University to review and assist the University to update the syllabi. The syllabi are prescribed by the University and are not unitized.

Criterion 2: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Students are admitted to the different programmes on the basis of merit in academics and as per Bihar Government rules. Wards of teachers and non-teaching staff are given preference in admission over and above the normal number of seat. The College Prospectus is published every year. The implementation of the teaching schedule is monitored term wise by the principal.

The teachers mostly follow the lecture method of teaching, which is supplemented by use of charts, slides and models by some departments, The total working days of the session are around 250 out of which nearly 180 days are teaching days. The college hours are from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. All the faculty members of the College are regular full-time teachers. There is an admission committee, with the Principal, as the chairperson to conduct the entire admission procedures as per rule. Ratio of teaching staff to students is 1: 25 and all the classes are taken by full time faculty. The teaching load of the full time teachers is about 19 periods per week. Dropout rate is about 27% at UG level and 11% at post graduate level. The success rate for undergraduate examinations is 72% and 89% in the PG.

The academic calendar is prepared by J.P. University, Chapra, and classes are allotted accordingly in the beginning of each academic session. The attendance of students and programmes of teaching are monitored at regular intervals and necessary corrective steps are taken.

As a constituent College, the College has no liberty in the matter of recruitment of teachers. All recruitments are done by the University Service Commission. However, no recruitment has taken place during the last 3 years though 24 posts are lying vacant. Many of the teachers have attended seminars and conferences at national and international level during last five years.

There is an internal mechanism for assessing teacher performance and the teacher's appraisal reports are sent to the University for appropriate steps. The teachers do not avail of Faculty Improvement Programmes. No teacher of DAV College has received any teaching award and there is no provision of such awards for teachers.

The examination system both at the College level and University level is communicated to students in detail through a separate information Brochure for admission. The College has established a reputation for good discipline in the conduct of examinations. Students of the College have maintained a satisfactory record of success in the final University examinations.

The teachers participate in the administration of College as members of various committees and cells, like the examination cell, finance and accounts management cell, cultural cell and the social service cell. The College organizes educational and other excursions for students with large subsidy from the University. It provides opportunities for the students to participate in sports and cultural activities for their all-round development. They have taken part in cultural competitions organized by the University and a National Drama Competition held in Bhubaneswar.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The College has a research culture, which needs to be further strengthened. Although more than half of the teachers have Ph.D.s to their credit, there is no ongoing funded research project. Some of the teachers are now registered for Ph.D. work and have presented research papers in national and international conferences. There is no research committee to encourage research or assist in framing research projects. Teachers should be encouraged to undertake more minor and major research projects.

The College has one unit each of NCC and NSS. The College undertakes social work and has organized awareness programmes on health and hygiene, AIDS and environment. The NSS unit looks after the cleanliness and beautification of the campus. The NCC unit comes under 7th Battalion, Chapra division. The NCC unit participates in Independence Day celebrations, helping the NGO's, GO for Pulse Polio programme, adult education and lends support on various functions of College. The NCC unit of the college has taken the students for Mountaineering, parasailing, trekking, National Integration Camp etc. Some of the NCC students have joined Navy and have obtained positions of Security Officers in different organizations. The College has cooperated with several NGO's and government organizations in a wide variety of social work.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and learning resources
The College campus spread over 16 acres, is situated in the heart of the town of Siwan. It has an administrative building and six academic blocks where the academic departments are located. All the departments have separate accommodation. The College has a library building, an auditorium, girls' common room, a boys' hostel and a cycle stand within the walled compound. One other hostel for boys is situated in a second campus of the College about one km away. The hostel buildings, particularly the second one, are in dilapidated condition. The College has provided accommodation for study centers of IGNOU and Nalanda Open University, the State open university of Bihar. A Computer Centre running the distance education programme leading to BCA of the J.P.University is also located in one of the buildings. A Bank operates within the college compound. The College also has a large but undeveloped playground.

The boys' hostel within the campus accommodates 100 students but has 52 boarders. The old one outside the compound has accommodation for 50 but has only 15 boarders. Ministerial staff maintains the campus. The college has initiated various measures to maintain greenery and pollution free environment in the campus.

The College has a separate library building, consisting of staff room, reading room, and the office. Library is open between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on all working days. There are 34941 books and two English and Hindi daily news papers. The library purchased 3478 books during 2001-06 at a cost of Rs. 7,97,356. All the PG departments have seminar libraries.

There is no central computer facility in the college. But computer facility is available in the Chemistry, Mathematics and Zoology departments. The College has 12 other computers in use in the B.C.A. study center. Maintenance of the computers is carried out by contract with the supplying agency. The College has facilities for indoor and outdoor games. It has a Volleyball court and football ground. Students participate in various sports meets as representatives of Jai Prakash University, which provides incentives to deserving players. Eight students have recently participated in State level cricket tournament. Special incentives/ concession and prizes are given to outstanding sport persons.

Audio-visual facilities for recreational facility are available for students. The College has a vehicle parking shed and drinking water facility for the students. The College provides first aid facilities to its staff and students.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
DAV PG College publishes its updated prospectus every year with details such as programmes offered, fee structure, admission procedure, calendar of events, rules and regulations, scholarships and stipends available, list of faculty members, various committees, societies and their activities etc. The College has a transparent admission process supervised by an Admission Committee. The College has 955 students in 2006-2007 in undergraduate and 212 in postgraduate classes for the session 2005-2006. The College is unable to maintain a systematic feedback on the progression of its students to higher education, employment and competitive examinations. There is no demand for admission from overseas students and no special policy exists for such candidates. On an average, about 72% of the undergraduate students appear in the final qualifying examination after the minimum period of study, the dropout rate being around 28% . However, the dropout rate at PG level is much less. The record of success in the college has been reasonably satisfactory over the years.

As most of the students do not maintain regular contact with the College after they pass out, the College is unable to maintain a systematic record of their progression to employment and further studies. Under various Govt. schemes, 735 students received financial assistance in 2004-05. The old students have formed an Alumni Association which meets in an Annual convention. The Association is yet to be registered.

The College provides opportunity for the students to participate in indoor games and cultural programmes. The College has an NSS and an NCC unit to help and develop socialization, personality and awareness about various issues of relevance through active participation in various extension activities under the guidance of teachers. The students can participate in social work and other programmes by enrolling themselves in NCC or NSS.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
D.A.V.P.G. College, a Constituent College of J.P. University, Chapra, is managed by the University itself. The Principal is the academic and administrative head of the institution and runs the administration of the College according to government rules and directives of the University. At present, the Head of the Department of History is acting as the Principal in Charge in addition to his normal duties. Teachers are appointed by the University Service Commission and the non-teaching staff is recruited by the University. The College has 13 technical staff and 28 administrative staff. The College is already understaffed and even though four members of non-teaching staff, whose salaries are paid by the College, are now attached to the University. In the absence of a qualified Librarian, a member of non-teaching staff without any professional qualification manages the Central Library.

Day to day functioning and internal coordination is monitored by the Principal with the help of Head of the Departments and Office Superintendent. The College has a participative management. A number of committees constituted by the Principal, look after areas like admission, discipline and preparation of academic calendar. The College charges very moderate fees for various programmes as prescribed by the affiliating University. There has not been any change in the fee structure since its establishment.

The College expenditure for the year 2005-06 was of Rs.2.378 crores out of which an amount of Rs.2.284 crores was spent on salaries alone. All the major purchases are made by the College Development Committee by following the standard procedures. The approval of the University is obtained in some cases. Teachers are encouraged to participate in seminars, workshops, refresher courses, visit to reputed academic institutions etc. for professional development.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The Peer Team has identified a few good practices adopted by the College.

The College imparts value based education through many activities apart from classroom teaching, including NSS activities pertaining to environmental awareness and cleanliness and beautification of the campus by the students.

The College operates with teamwork and good interpersonal relationship among the teachers and non-teaching staff.

The college has a good discipline in the campus. In the college entrance the students were checked by the staff for their identity cards.

Good academic result at Undergraduate level, the success rate being 75% to 90%.

The College is doing very well in the field of social work. The programmes like literacy campaign, eradication of superstitions among villagers and creating awareness about AIDS are good efforts made by the institution.

The teachers try to supplement classroom teaching by departmental seminars.

Section III: Overall Analysis
D.A.V. PG College is a constituent college of Jai Prakash University. It operates in a backward area and provides opportunity of higher education to a community consisting predominantly of SC, ST, OBC and economically weaker sections. It is managed by the University and is funded by the State Government through the University. Rules and directives of the University determine the pattern of academic activities of the College. The College has so far developed through financial assistance of the State Government through the University and liberal grants from the LAD fund of the local MP. The College has been trying to introduce job-oriented courses of study.

The College has introduced a wide spectrum of courses in the conventional streams. However, some of the departments are understaffed and need to be strengthened. The College needs teachers for postgraduate classes with appropriate specializations. For example, it needs teachers specializing in Physical Chemistry in the department of Chemistry, Condensed Matter Physics in the department of Physics, Modern Indian History in the department of History and Indian Constitution in the department of Political Science.

Teachers of the College depend mostly on conventional methods of teaching. Some of the departments, although they teach up to postgraduate level, do not have a research culture. Most of the teachers are not familiar with computer use and no efforts towards staff development are made by the college. The College has constructed buildings with the help of various grants. Library building and other buildings were newly constructed through MP LAD fund.

The Peer Team likes to mention the commendable features of D.A.V. College, Siwan that it has observed. These are:

D.A.V. College offers undergraduate honours and postgraduate programmes in almost all major subjects in a backward area. The College is trying to introduce a number of need-based and job-oriented courses.

The College has a large campus and the potential to develop into a residential institution serving a number of districts falling within the jurisdiction of Jai Prakash University at Chapra.

The College has taken up Community Development work through NSS activities.

The College maintains a clean and green environment in the campus.

The Peer Team, after a close study of the strengths and drawbacks of the College, likes to make a number of recommendations:

Recommendations :
The Peer Team, while appreciating the efforts of the College to improve its performance, likes to suggest a few measures that can help the institution to improve. These are stated below.

The College may try to introduce at least some of the vocational courses already sanctioned by UGC. Some courses suited to girls may also be introduced. The college may pursue the matter with the affiliating University.

The College should try to consolidate the understaffed departments. If full-time teaching positions cannot be created, the College may try to appoint part-time teachers and invited guest teachers to deliver series of lectures. There are more than 15 vacancies in teaching and more than 10 in non-teaching staff in the college. The Principal may pursue the matter with the University and the Dept. of Higher Education, Govt. of Bihar.

Training in Communicative English may assist the graduates from this college to seek employment. The medium of instruction at postgraduate level should be English for the benefit of the students.

There are many schemes at UGC for the backward region and SC, ST and other schemes for further development of the College. The college may initiate the proposals and process of applying those schemes which will certainly enhance the financial strength and academic standards in the college.

The Teachers should be encouraged to undertake minor and major research projects. The funding agencies like UGC, DST, CSIR, ICHR, ICSSR may be approached. The college may have a research cell which can guide and scrutiny the applications before applying to the funding agencies. The thrust areas of each of the funding agencies may be obtained through their respective websites or respective offices.

The College may introduce self-financing training programmes aimed at various competitive and qualifying examinations like the State Civil Service Examinations. Subscribing to magazines on competitive examinations may help students in facing such examinations in future.

The enrolments in Hindi, Philosophy, Botany and Sanskrit are rather low. The College may try to impart remedial coaching in these subjects for the academically weaker students.

The College may try to introduce the use of computers in administration and teaching. It may organize training programmes on computer application for both teachers and administrative staff using the computers that often lie unused in the BCA study center. A College Computer Centre may be set up to make computers available to all teachers.

The library may be computerized and provided with a photocopier for the use of both the students and teachers. Teachers should have access to Internet through at least one computer in the College. The College may try to appoint a qualified Librarian. The Library should also subscribe to some Indian research journals and academic magazines.

The library needs to be strengthened further by procuring more copies of latest editions of text and reference books.

The College has facilities for some outdoor games. It should try to develop its ground into a level playfield suitable for Football, Cricket etc. Appointment of a Physical Instructor may be helpful in augmenting the standard of sports activities.

The College may try to impart value education through series of lectures on Secularism, Convergence of Religious Thought, Child Labour, Gender Equality, Human Rights, Evils of dowry system, Eradication of Superstitions, Social Equality and Justice, Environmental Issues, etc. The Philosophy department may be entrusted with the responsibility of organizing these lectures.

The College may establish Career Counselling and Placement Cell as well as a Grievance Redressal Cell.

The College may try to form a Parent Teacher Association for better development of the College. The Alumni association may also get itself registered.

The college should establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), and the Cell may initiate a quality culture in the College through its activities.

The college may prepare an action plan for the next five years and act accordingly.

The Chairman and Members of the Peer Team take this opportunity to express their appreciation for the cooperation extended to them by the Principal and staff of the institution. The Peer Team wishes the College a very bright future.

(P. K. Chaudhuri)
Chairman

(Geeta Tiwari)
Member-Coordinator

(M.S.K. Khokhar)
Member

(B. P. N. Pathak)
Principal
D.A.V. Postgraduate College, Siwan
Place : Siwan

Date 24th Nov. 2006

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