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Government Chhattisgarh Autonomous PG College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
Government Chhattisgarh Autonomous PG College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh, IndiaPin Code : 492001
Government Chhattisgarh Autonomous PG College, Raipur Chhattisgarh is a recognised institute / college. Government Chhattisgarh Autonomous PG College, Raipur Chhattisgarh is also known as Government Chhattisgarh (Autonomous) Post Graduate College, Govternment J Yaganandam Chhattisgarh College.
Government Chhattisgarh Autonomous PG College, Raipur Chhattisgarh was established on / in 1938.
Government Chhattisgarh Autonomous PG College, Raipur Chhattisgarh is situated in Raipur of Chhattisgarh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.
Contact Details of Government Chhattisgarh Autonomous PG College, Raipur Chhattisgarh are : 0771-2427126
M.A. Philo., Political Sc. Public Administration
B.A. AICH, Anthro.
B.Sc. - Physics, Chemistry, Math's, Botony, Zoology,
M.A. Hindi, English, AICH, Sociology, Eco, Geogrphy, History
M.Sc. - Math's L.L.M.,
Government Chhattisgarh Autonomous PG College, Raipur Chhattisgarh runs course(s) in Degree, Law stream(s).
Government Chhattisgarh Autonomous PG College is affiliated with Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (Chhattisgarh)
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NAAC report of Government Chhattisgarh (Autonomous) Post Graduate CollegeSECTION 1 : PREFACE
Government Chhatisgarh Autonomous P.G. College , Raipur was established in 1938 as a private and undergraduate college in urban area with the initiative of Late Shri J.Yoganandam with a mission to promote higher education in this area. College aims for academic excellence through hard work and sincerity. College started with ten students in year 1938 and today has a strength of 1929 students. College was also the center of independence movement in year 1942. It is one of the oldest higher educational institutions in the erstwhile state of Madhya Pradesh and now in the newly formed state of Chhatisgarh, catering to the needs of aspirants. Postgraduate courses were introduced from the year 1950.The college became a Government college in year 1982 and got autonomous state in the year 1996. At present it is affiliated to Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University , Raipur. The UGC accorded its recognition under 2(f) and 12(B)in 1987. It is a Govt. funded college. College is offering postgraduate courses in faculty of arts, commerce, science, journalism and law.
The college is situated in the heart of Raipur city in a huge campus area of 3.4987 acres with a built-up area of 60800 sq.ft. comprising of 26 class rooms, 8 laboratories, Central Library, Computer Center etc. College does not have any separate sports fields, staff quarters and hostel facilities for students.
The college offers five programmes at the UG level, 13 programmes at PG level and one diploma course-thus 19 programmes in all. College does not offer any self-finance programme in current year but it proposes for the next year. The college has limited research facilities and 12 Ph.D. students are registered at present.
The institution has 65 permanent teachers against sanctioned posts of 93.College has 08 teachers fulltime,06 part time teachers on contract basis, two librarians and two sports officers 48 teachers belong to Chhatisgarh region whereas 16 teachers come from other states. Out of 65 teachers,38 are Ph.D. and 6 are M.Phil. degree holders. Eight teachers are recognized as Ph.D. guides under whom 12 candidates are registered. College has 02 minor research projects sanctioned by UGC and one minor research project sanctioned by Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology. Teacher student ration is 1:30.College has 43 non-teaching supporting staff including 28 administrative and 15 technical personnel. The unit cost of education including salary component is Rs 30641867 and unit cost excluding salary is Rs 15885.
The student enrolment strength is 1513 at UG level and 397 at PG and 19 at Diploma during the current academic year. The institute is co-educational. Nearly 30 percent are women students The institution receives enough funds through State Government grants, UGC grants and autonomous fees. College has also mobilized funds of Rs.5.45 lacs through the Janbhagidari Committee in the year 2005-06.
The college authorities volunteered for institutional accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore. The Self-study Report necessary for the purpose was submitted to the NAAC on 27th January 2007. The NAAC constituted the peer team comprising Prof. Swapan Kumar Pramanick, Vice Chancellor of Vidyasagar University, Midnapore(WB) as Chairman, Prof. P.M. Mubarak Pasha, Director of Distance Education,University of Calicut as member -Coordinator and Prof. Shankar Lal Gargh, Principal Govt. K.P. Postgraduate College, Dewas as member.
The visit was excellently assisted by Dr. M.S. Shyamasundar, Deputy. Adviser, NAAC, Bangalore. The peer team visited the college during21-23rd March 2007.
As a part of the pre-visit exercise the members of the peer team had carefully scrutinized the Self-study Report provided to them.
The team held meetings with the Principal, faculty members, supporting non-teaching staff and interacted with the janbhagidari committee, parents, alumni and representative groups of the students. The team also visited the entire academic complex and other supporting physical facilities.
Based on the above exercise and detailed verification of the relevant documents, the peer team brings out the following criterion-wise observations and insights of the institution.
SECTION 2 CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
The College provides UG and PG programmes in various subjects. It offers 13 programmes at PG level in English, Hindi, Pol. Science, Sociology, History, Economics,, Geography, Public Administration, English, Philoshophy, Commerce. Mathematics and Law. At undergraduate level Anthropology, Botany, Chemistry, Home Science, Journalism and Mass Communication, Philosophy, Psychology, English, Hindi, Political .Science, Sociology, History, Economics, Geography, Commerce, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology and Law are taught with different combinations. Diploma is offered in Business Administration. Diploma in Business administration and Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communication are the only two courses which generate employment readily, though the number of student offering for such courses is small.
Being an autonomous college, it has its Academic Council and Board of Studies as per the norms of the University Grants Commission. The college has adopted UGC model Curriculum though the university norms have made provision for 20% flexibility for the colleges in restructuring the PG syllabus. Degree courses are throughout the same in the State of Chhatisgarh. Thus there is a limited contribution of the Board of Studies and staff members in the task of framing the syllabus. This aspect has to be looked into by the authorities and restructure the syllabus as per the provisions.
Besides the Board of Studies (BOS) and the Academic Council of the institution, the university authorities review the academic programmes. Some of the senior faculty members serve on the BOS of the affiliating university. Practicals, field work and projects should be important components of the curriculum.
The autonomous status for the past 10 years should have enabled the institution to start job-oriented courses in various departments. The peer team felt that the college can further look into the aspect of framing its own syllabus keeping in view the needs of Chhatisgarh State. The academic programmes have to be reviewed regularly by the Board of Studies and mechanism of academic audit should be strengthened more. Attempts may be made by the academic bodies to launch multi/inter-disciplinary courses. The method of assessing students' academic standing, their performance and performance of teachers have to be introduced in a formal manner. This will help the institution to identify slow learners for whose benefit remedial coaching classes can be conducted. The institution can also think of introducing courses in nutrition and dietetics, psychological counseling and industrial chemistry. The English Department should take the initiative in opening a diploma course in communicative English along with the opening of a language laboratory.
Criterion II : Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
Students are selected for admission to various programmes through merit strictly in accordance with the reservation policy of the State government. The institute takes entrance test in journalism course. The institution adopts transparent procedure in admission. The college has 301 working days out of which 166 are the teaching days as per the university academic calendar. Number of teaching days should be at least 180. The ratio of teaching staff to non-teaching staff is about 64:28 Class room teaching of conventional lecture method based on chalk and blackboard is almost 90%. More use of OHP and LCD projector is desirable in most of the departments. Seminars and group discussions are organized for PG level students as per the requirement. Most of the classes are engaged by permanent faculty. Effective mechanism for monitoring students' progress should be encourage maximum. Bridge and remedial courses are held only marginally. The peer committee recommends that these aspects have to be strongly addressed to.
The college follows annual examination system of University at UG level whereas college conducts semester examination for evaluating the performance of the students at the PG level. This semester system for PG is working efficiently. The entire procedure of preparation of results and issuing of marks sheets for PG is computerized.
Recruitment of teachers is made as per the provisions of the State government. Full time temporary teachers on contract basis are appointed by Director, Higher Education on the basis of eligibility. Part time teachers are appointed by Janbhagidari Committee in department of business administration, public administration and mathematics.
The college encourages teachers to attend conferences/seminars/workshops /refresher courses and orientation programmes from time to time to update their knowledge In the last three years, 40% teachers have participated in such programmes .
Each department should be equipped with computers and internet facility. Very few departments are using modern teaching aids at present. The syllabus is unitized at the beginning of the academic year. The academic calendar and teaching plan is also designed by each department. It is monitored by the Heads of the Departments and the Principal. The teachers maintain work diaries and attendance registers and should take more initiative in preparing academic calendar at the beginning of each academic session. Rate of absenteeism among the student is very high. The college must take some steps to improve this situation.
The college follows the self appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the teachers as per the provisions of the Commissionerate of Higher Education. The institution may evolve a formal system of self-appraisal to evaluate the performance of the faculty in teaching, research and extension.
The system of evaluation followed is the traditional annual examination both for theory and practical with a provision for moderation. In semester system the internal assessment should be added towards final result to have good quality in education. The examination system is objective and transparent. Home assignments and tests are to be conducted on a regular basis.
The college also encourages students to participate in cultural activities. Many students have participated in youth festivals and 2 students - Mr. Saket Sahu and Ms. Vijaya Raut have brought laurels at National level.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Nearly 60 percent of the teachers hold Ph.D. degree and the college offers PG courses in thirteen subjects. One teacher of Hindi is holding D.Lit. degree. At present, there are 12 Ph.D students working under eight research guides .Principal of the college Dr. S.K. Verma has more than 50 publications in reputed national and international journals. Five students have obtained Ph.D. under his supervision Dr. S.K. Verma has offered consultancy in establishment and incorporation of private universities in Chhattisgarh and has assisted Government of Chhattisgarh in presentation and discussion of the bill related to private universities in legislative assembly of Chhattisgarh. At present, there are only three minor on-going research projects. Two more research project have been submitted and are a waiting approval. Dr. Snehlata Pathak of Hindi department is a renowned author of Hindi books and research leading to Ph.D. degree has been carried out on her work. One of the teachers of the department of Geography - Dr. T.L. Verma has been adjudged to receive young scientist award and another teacher of the department of Philoshopy- Dr. Shobha Nigam has been awarded for her academic expertise. Dr. Shobha Nigam has also contributed towards consultancy in Mahila Police Station and Central Jail.
The college has NSS wing which carries out activities relating to spread of literacy, plantation, health awareness, community welfare, population education etc. The NSS unit adopts one village every year for its activities.
The college also has one NCC unit of girls only. Girls should be applauded but there should be NCC units of boys as well and college authorities should think seriously for it. Further, students and teachers are encouraged to participate in extension activity. The college also organizes cultural activities for students.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college is having a campus area of 3.4987 acres with a built-up area of 60800 sq.ft. with reasonable accommodation for administration, classrooms, laboratories, library and other student support facilities. The infrastructure is optimally utilized as it offers variety of programmes.
The infrastructure is maintained by PWD department of State Government .Funds are obtained through UGC and the State government and Janbhagidari Committee.
The total number of books (both reference books and text books) available in the college is 53047 which is divided between the Central Library and the departmental libraries. This also includes 52585 text books and 462 reference books. College has 16370 books belonging to book bank for students of economically weaker sections and for SC/ST. But some urgent steps need to taken to ensure that these books reach the beneficiaries. College subscribes 38 journals/periodical/ magazines and 09 newspapers. The library has an Advisory Committee which monitors the functioning of the library and also give suggestions for improvement.. Computerization of the library is a must. Also the system of cataloguing of books in a scientific manner should immediately be introduced. More funds should be made available for the purchase of reference and text books.
Spacious and well equipped laboratories are provided. Internet facility has just been introduced in the college and it should be extended to the teachers and students. The committee strongly feels that college should take immediate steps to provide internet facilities to the students.
There are only 24 computers in the college. Computer facility is available only in five departments-Physics, Psychology, Commerce, Mathematics and Geography. The committee feels that the college must have more number of computers.
College has no sports grounds worth the name, no health centre and no hostel facility for students.
The college has facilities for indoor games like Table-Tennis, Chess etc. Two students have taken part in national level in sports. Two wheeler and four wheeler parking sheds are provided. With the financial assistance from Janbhagidari Samitee, some development work has been initiated.
Majority of students comes from reserve category and socio-economically poor section of society .Therefore college should pay more attention towards academic standards of these students.
A complaints and suggestions box is installed in the college office in which the students can drop their complaints and suggestions which are looked into by a committee.
There is need for augmenting modern teaching aids with LCD projectors, multimedia kits etc. more concerted efforts should be taken to increase the awareness of the students regarding the various healthy practices which have been initiated by the college.
Criterion V: Student Support and progression
The peer team made attempts to put the information together regarding student support and progression received through Self-study Report and interaction with students, parents, alumni and teachers. The institution publishes the prospectus annually which contains the details of the courses along with combinations, fee structure, eligibility, admission procedure, evaluation system, scholarships, rules regarding discipline.
The scholarships awarded by the Central and State Governments are made available to the students. This year 457 students were awarded SC/ST scholarships. Financial assistance was also been given to 198 OBC students. Besides, the college can think of instituting endowment prizes and special prizes to the deserving students through Janbhagidari Samithi. Admission is made as per the state government policy. The college undertakes several welfare measures through different literary/cultural societies, department wise academic societies, Grievance Redressal Cell, Poor students' aid fund and Staff council. Scholarships awarded by the Central and State governments are made available to the students. Till now only 02 students have qualified in NET and 03 students in SLET. The alumni association has awarded 08 gold medals to meritorious students.
The drop out rate is about 13% at UG and 18% at PG level. Overall pass percentage is about 47 for UG which has to be improved.
The college is yet to evolve a mechanism for student feedback and academic audit.
The college undertakes only Career Counseling activities. It has very recently introduced one Placement Centre. The placement centre needs to be made more strong and effective. At present, the teachers do counseling at personal level in an informal way. But there is need for providing trained counselors. A few staff members could be trained in counseling. Apart from personal counseling, academic counseling also has to be introduced. More number of seminars and workshops on career guidance, entrepreneurship development, communication skills and personality development must be organized.
The college has formed Alumni Association very recently which is yet to be registered. Through interaction, the peer team came to know that many old students are occupying good positions. The college can try to involve alumni in the developmental activities of the college. Lectures by eminent past students could be organized.
Facilities for playing most of the indoor games are available in the college. The college has cultural, fine arts and literary clubs to promote all round personality development of students. The team suggests that all steps required for holistic development of students be undertaken by the college authorities.
Criterion VI : Orgnanisation and Management
The college is an autonomous institution funded by the Government of Chattisgarh. It has Academic Council, Board of Studies, Finance Committee, and Examination Committee which function as per the norms laid down by the UGC. The Board of Studies reviews and updates the syllabus from time to time. Academic Council designs and approves the curriculum. Staff members serve as members of the committees. Specific functions are assigned to various committees. Immediate steps may be taken to constitute committees as per the UGC schemes for autonomous colleges. Participative management is visible in the college. The peer team comments the college for the healthy relationship existing at present between the management, the teachers and the students.
Funds for the college are provided by the State government and UGC. This year, the State government has provided a grant of Rs. 2.74 crores and UGC has given a grant of Rs. 9.91 lakh.
Janbhagidari contributed Rs. 5.45 lakh. The college has raised Rs.6.59 lakh under different heads of autonomy. Annual budgeting and auditing is carried out. The college can think of raising funds from alumni.
The current tution, library, laboratory, fee structure have been decided as per directives of the State government and as per the decision of the Academic Council and approved by the Governing body of the Janbhagidari Samiti of the College.
The college maintains confidential reports/ performance appraisal reports of the staff as per the government norms. The reports are reviewed by Heads of the Departments, the Principal and the Director of Higher Education. The college should conduct training programmes for the administrative staff also.
Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
The Peer team has identified certain healthy practices that have enhanced the academic ambience in the institution.
The college has evolved a mechanism for internal quality checks for academic, financial and administrative matters. Team work is visible in the college.
Participative management is visible in the college through the constitution of 11 main committees with a specific mandate for each.
The spirit of civic responsibility is inculcated among the students through NSS and NCC.
The college undertakes several welfare measures like (i) Book bank facility for OBC, SC and ST students (ii) Poor students' aid fund (iii) Group Insurance for students.
Around 30 percent of the total number of students are given financial assistance by way of SC/ST/OBC scholarships and poor students' aid fund.
SECTION III : OVERALL ANALYSIS
Since its inception the college has made substantial progress in terms of infrastructure both academic and physical. The institution over a period of 69 years has been successful in catering to the educational needs of economically and socially deprived masses of the region despite several socio-economic constraints. A large number of students belonging to lower strata of the society have had the benefit of higher education at their doorsteps.
The institution has been successful in accomplishing the defined mission statement as a responsible institution by imparting higher education in the region.
The team also appreciates the efforts of the college in promoting meaningful atmosphere for teachers and students. It has a potential to achieve greater heights.
The peer team recorded its observations, commendations and recommendations at appropriate criterion wise assessment in the above section and it would like to mention the following for further development of the college.
Over 50 percent of students belonging to SC/ST/OBC with poor socio economic background have been benefited.
The college has opened avenues for the professional development of youth in the region by introducing Diploma in Business Administration which provides skills, besides regular academic programmes.
The peer team recommends the following for further improvement of the institution.
The institution may evolve a mechanism to (i) assess the performance of the students regularly and (ii) collect feed back from the students periodically.
The temporal plan of the institution may be phase wise, changed to semester system at undergraduate level as well.
Efforts may be made to further strengthen the mechanism of internal quality check.
Being an autonomous college, bodies like Academic Council and Board of studies may be further activated.
Remedial coaching is conducted for slow learner and more attention should be paid towards entire satisfaction of students.
Computerization of office administration may be made in a phased manner.
Internet facility may be extended to teachers and students.
Hostel facility may be created to provide accommodation to girl students and to boys.
Teachers should be encouraged more to undertake minor research projects and also avail Faculty development programmes. They should also be encouraged more to take up consultancy services on an honorary basis.
More attention should be paid towards computer awareness and English literacy of students.
Career guidance and placement activities may be professionalised.
Alumni Association may be formalized through registration.
The institution may evolve mechanism for reviewing the academic programmes and introduce academic audit mechanism.
The institution may explore the possibilities of organizing more number of seminars/ workshops.
Laboratories are to be upgraded with adequate space and equipments.
Museum has to be established and a botanical garden also has to be developed by the department of Botany.
Research culture and Consultancy activities may be promoted among the teachers.
Commerce laboratory is to be setup.
NSS unit should be more and every unit may adopt tribal villages in the neighbourhood for integrated rural development. Girls may be encouraged to join NSS. Positive efforts should be made so that boys should join NCC.
Conventional teaching method may be supplemented by the use of modern gadgets.
Library may be strengthened by (a) procuring latest editions (b) subscribing to standard subject journals (c) Computerizing the functioning of the library (d) providing reading room facilities (e) making available inter library loan facility (f) providing reprographic and internet facilities.
Career Guidance and Placement Cell may be professionalised.
Skill based add-on courses may be introduced.
Professional courses introduced in the college should be run in a more professional manner, infrastructure and manpower facilities should be considerably increased and fees should be increased.
Peer team gratefully acknowledges His Excellency Hon'ble Governor of Chhattisgarh Mr. E. Narsimhan for meeting with NAAC peer team. His Excellency was very much concerned for quality education in colleges and universities of Chhattisgarh.
The peer team thanks the principal, faculty members and supporting non-teaching staff for extending full co-operation to the team during its visit to the institution.
The team is also grateful to the NAAC for giving members this opportunity to visit the campus.
Prof. Swapan Kumar Pramanick (Chairman)
Prof. P.M. Mubarak Pasha (Member-Coordinator)
Prof.Dr.Shankar Lal Gargh (Member)
Dated 23rd March 2007
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