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PES College of Arts and Science Farmagudi, Ponda, Goa
PES College of Arts and Science Farmagudi, Ponda, Goa
Address:Post Box No. 3,
Goa, IndiaPin Code : 403401
PES College of Arts and Science Farmagudi, Ponda Goa is a recognised institute / college. PES College of Arts and Science Farmagudi, Ponda Goa is also known as Official name: Shri Ravi S Naik College of Arts and Science.
Principal of PES College of Arts and Science Farmagudi, Ponda Goa is Anil S. Dinge.
PES College of Arts and Science Farmagudi is situated in Ponda of Goa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. email ID(s) is
Contact Details of PES College of Arts and Science Farmagudi, Ponda Goa are : Phone No : 2335171
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NAAC report of Ponda Education Societys College Of EducationSection 1: Preamble
Ponda Education Society's(P.E.S.) College of Arts and Science was established in 1986, and has been affiliated to Goa University ever since. The University Grants Commisssion (UGC) recognitions under 2(f )and under 12 B was granted in 1998. The main goals and intentions was to provide facilities for higher education to the rural areas where students otherwise have had to travel a minimum of 20 k.m. to the nearest college in Margoa. This college being located in the heart of the rural area of Goa in a Campus of 8.75 acres brought the possibility of the students from rural areas to be exposed to the higher education. Most of the students in this college come from within the radius of about 12 k.m. in the East(Borim, Shiroda) to 35 k.m. in the South East(Sanguem) to 20 k.m. in the West(Ribander ) and 35 k.m. in the North East(Sancordem). The college is situated in the Bandiwadi Panchayat.
It is evident after examining and discussing with the faculty, staff and students that P.E.S College of Arts and Science has identified their goals and mission to continue as an education institution for rural reconstruction. Right from the beginning the college and its management refrained from being totally financially supported either by industrialist or missionaries or the Government. They also took the first step of ensuring a stable financial viability and establishing a strong Science faculty. This was achieved by getting into a closer relationship with the existing social environment and by meeting the Parents or Guardians of every students at the time of admission. The College has an enviable record of admitting almost every students who applies for admission and Principal also taking the responsibility of ensuring that those students who have financial difficulties are helped through various means first to get admitted and second to continue their studies.
The students strength today stands at 544 with 54 males students in B.A. as against 208 girls and 190 male students in B.Sc. as against 163 females. Therefore roughly 67% are females. Similarly, out of teaching faculty members of 51, there are 27 females and 24 male faculty members. There are 16 temporary faculty members amongst the 51. Thirteen faculty members have Ph.D., while six have M.Phil. degrees. There are 39 non-teaching staff, 3 faculty members are P.G. recognised teachers from Goa University. There are 9 departments in the faculty of Arts comprising of English, Marathi, Konkani, Political Science, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Economics, and Hindi. There are 6 departments in the faculty of Sciences comprising of Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Physics, Mathematics and Microbiology. Out of the 15 departments 9 departments have female Head of Department.
The unit cost of the college is Rs.24,156/-. The number of teaching days in the college is 180 while the working days of college is 240 every year. Being situated in the heart of Goa's rural area, the college has the intention to start new innovative Vocational Courses which have not been thought of by the U.G.C. so far. The college and management feels that such Vocational Courses e.g., Training in Goldsmithy etc., which are indigenous profession pursued by the local artisans and are slowly going out of vogue will be preserved and also give substantial push to the Gurukul System of education.
Over the period of time the college has added on buildings and infrastructure and presently has 11 classrooms for conducting classes. The Science Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Micro-biology, Zoology have their independent laboratories which with the present state of a students is adequate. However, there is a requirement of more classrooms. The faculty members have attended National Seminars or workshops as participants or as resource persons. Eighteen have participated in National Seminars and 4 have been resource persons. The ongoing research project numbering 6 have an outlay of Rs.1,61,000/-. Four minor research projects have already been completed apart from the ongoing one.
Seven faculty members are registered for Ph.D. degree. The college runs various extension activities for Community Development, Social Work, Health and Hygiene awareness, Medical Camp, Adult Education and Literacy, Blood Donation Camp, AIDS awareness, Environment awareness, and Conservation of local folk 'CHOWGHUDOW'. The college encourages study circle and assistantship run by the teacher acting as guides / tutors to the students. The college has a very enlightened management group who are interested to ensure that the society does not interfere in the issue of education. The management is aware a total lack of hostel facility for the boys as well as for girls students. They are working to established a ladies hostel on priority basis and create a Women's Polytechnic in near future. They have also acquired an additional 50,000 sq.mts. of land for other expansion activities.
The college submitted a self-study report on 25th September 2001 to the National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC), Bangalore. NAAC constituted a committee for the onsite visit. The peer team comprised of Professor Gautam Sen, Professor of Strategic Studies and Director of the Board of College and University Development(BCUD), Pune University, Maharashtra as Chairman and Professor Y. M. Jayaraj, Director, College Development Council(CDC), Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, Karnataka as Member. The peer team visited the college during November 30th - December 01, 2001. The team interacted with the management, the principal, the teaching staff, the non-teaching staff, alumni, parents and the students. The team also visited all the infrastructure facilities and went through all the relevant documents. The following is the culmination of the observations.
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The college has 15 Departments in all.
A. Arts Faculty(4):
English, Konkani, Marathi, Hindi
B. Social Sciences Faculty(5):
Economics, Political Science, History, Psychology
C. Sciences Faculty(6):
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology.
The college offers a choice of 19 combinations of subjects to be chosen (15 in Arts and Social Sciences and 7 in Sciences subject streams). Industrial Chemistry, a UGC sponsored vocational subject has been introduced recently.
The courses of study offered are as follows.
I. B.A. a) Single subject with 6 units.
i) Political Science
b) Two subjects of 3 units each
i) Economics + Political Science
ii) Economics + History
iii) Political Science + History
iv) Philosophy + Konkani
v) Philosophy + Hindi
v) Philosophy + Marathi
vi) Philosophy + Psychology
vii) Psychology + Mararthi
viii) Psychology + Hindi
ix) Psychology + konkani
x) Konkani + Marathi
xi) Konkani + Hindi
xii) Hindi + Marathi
II. B.Sc. a) Single subject with 6 units
b) Two subjects with 3 units each
i) Physics + Maths
ii) Chemistry + Microbiology
iii) Chemistry + Industrial Chemistry
The college has in all 35 teachers on permanent basis, of which 13 are Ph.D. degree holders and 6 are with M.Phil. degree. The recruitment is on all India basis as per UGC norms. There are 16 temporary lecturers.
The college follows the regulations and curriculum of Goa University, Goa.
The college offers a component of project work at third year degree level.
These project reports are based on community oriented programmes.
The admission is on application-cum-personal interview. The college has 180 academic working days. The enrolment is reasonably good.
The courses offered are compatible with the vision and the mission statement of the institute. There is compatibility of the programmes with the goals and the objectives set by the college. While 11 departments were opened in 1986, the remaining departments were added later. The department of Konkani was started in 1989 while that of Microbiology & Botany was started in 1989 & 1992 respectively. At present two subjects in Arts ( Marathi & political Science )& four subjects in Science ( Physics, Chemistry, Botany & Zoology ) are offered as single subjects at the final year ( six units ). There is a need for the introduction of few more subjects in both Science & Arts streams with six units at Third Year level in order to cater to the needs of the students on one hand and to utilise the existing staff in the optimum way. Apart from this, there is a need to introduce few more vocational subjects at B.A. & B.Sc. level. The subjects to be introduced are mentioned in the recommendation.
There is a need for bridge course in English especially for the rural students in the first Year so that they can pick up the subjects easily since the medium of instruction is English. There is a need for optimum utilisation of the faculty resources available in the college for the introduction of new subjects. The subjects like Computer Science/Information Technology/ Biotechnology are to be introduced so that the students will have programme options.
Criterion II: Teaching-learning and Evaluation
From the record it appears that the first and second year degree examinations are conducted at college level twice a year. The promotion to next class is based on the overall average of two terminal examinations conducted by the college based on the question paper provided by the University. The valuation of the First Year & Second Year examinations is done at the college level it self. There is no overall in-built performance evaluation mechanism at college level. The academic events are as per the calendar of events. The teachers maintain class dairy. The teachers have started using audio-visual means in their teaching programme. They also conduct seminars, symposia, colloquium quiz and workshops. The college has conducted State Level seminars(4) and Workshops(4) apart from routine staff seminars.
The teachers are said to be evaluated by the students. The methodology is designed by the Principal wherein the students are required to give their opinion about the teaching methods, subject content, subject taught and the performance of the teacher without revealing their identity. The Principal keeps the evaluation sheets in personal safe custody while taking out the strength & weaknesses of the teaching and teachers. The principal also goes through the self appraisal reports submitted by the teachers.
The college has recruited the teachers based on the UGC stipulated norms. The teachers have been encouraged to improve their qualification by granting study leave. As per record 19 number of teachers have obtained their research degree by availing such facility.
The departments are actively engaged in co-curricular activities. Each department has a forum through which the co-curricular activities are conducted. The college has conducted four State Seminars apart from several college level seminars & symposia.
The college has encouraged the field studies where ever required in the teaching learning process. The students of the Third Year are required to submit the project report of 100 marks. The community oriented and need based topics are chosen by the students for their project reports. This gives the student an opportunity to interact with the community with regard to his subject.
The non-availability of good computer center and the net work has become an obstacle in the use of new technology in teaching learning process. The students are deprived of this particular facility. Along with the conventional method of teaching learning process there is a urgent need to use the new audio visual means available in the teaching methods. This will enable the students to have access to the National & International linkages.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Although more than 50% of the permanent teachers have research degrees, only 20% of the teachers pursue research. There are six ongoing minor research projects sponsored by UGC, while 4 minor research projects have been completed. The college has also completed 2 major research projects. There is no research consultancy. However, there are extension activities on social service, environment, awareness, literature and arts.
The teachers have served/are serving on several academic bodies of the University (Academic Council, Board of Studies, Board of Examiners, Advisory Bodies). The college has 31 publications (21 in Arts and 10 in Science). The department of Konkani with two staff members has done appreciable work by collecting about 250 manuscripts of Konkani dramas. They have also planned to publish a book on the flora of Goa area.
The departments of Chemistry, Botany, Microbiology, Zoology & Political Science are engaged in research while the departments of Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Economics, Philosophy, Marathi & Hindi are not engaged in research activities, despite the availability of qualified staff.
The college has come under 12 B of the UGC in 1998. Since then it has taken up 10 minor research projects. Still there is scope for the college to take up research activities.
The faculty has freedom to participate in the seminars & conferences. They are also encouraged to publish the research work. One of the staff members of Botany department is associated with a project under European Union.
The students and the teachers of the college are actively involved in the extension activities literacy drive, Science popularisation, anti plastic campaign, awareness programmes, etc.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has its own premises, building and facilities for curricular, co-curricular and sports activity. The records reveal that the land and the building are under lease to the Society for 99 years by Government of Goa. The existing building has been made use of to accommodate the departments, the office, the library, the laboratories, etc. In mall there are 11 classrooms which seems to be inadequate. Hence there is a need for more number of classrooms. Central facilities (library, sports, etc.) are being shared by the sister institution with the college. The library has around 10,000 books. But there is no mention of Book Bank. The library is having one hall for storage and one reading room which can accommodate about 30 students at a time. There is a need to have one more reading room. The library does not have any computer facility. Hence there is an urgent need to provide computer facility with internet facility that can be made use of by the students and the staff.
There is no well-furnished computer centre with adequate number of computers. Mathematics department does not have a building area and its own computers. Hence, there is a need to develop the computer centre. The department of Physics also needs the computer facility. The laboratories of the departments of Physics, Chemistry, Botany & Zoology are having adequate facilities. The Microbiology department has been recently provided with a well furnished laboratory.
There is canteen facility on the campus. But there are no hostels for girls. There is a need to provide a ladies hostel on priority basis. The management has promised to look into this need.
The sports facilities include a athletic track and a gymkhana hall. The facilities need further improvement. There is a need for a well qualified Physical Education Teacher for Girls as well as Boys.
The college has made the maximum usage of the available infrastructure. The ladies room provided at present is not adequate as 70% of the strength of the college is represented by girls. So also the office requires adequate space. Hence there is a need for additional class rooms, office rooms, ladies room and a reading room.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
Student progression from First Year to Second Year is satisfactory (probably because of class examination). There is a need for students counselling at this juncture (General dropout rate has been given as 7% in page 31). Other than the main degree courses, the students do not have the opportunity for additional, value-added courses (certificate type). Merit scholarship has not been claimed by any student.
Enrolment, starting with a moderate number of around 200 in 1986-87 has recorded a steady increase till 1994-95 and later shows a declining trend.
Girls outnumber boys both from rural as well as urban base.
Rural students outnumber the urban students that too from the educationally and economically weaker sections.
Students have a choice of subjects and combinations to be chosen as electives. Using the existing infrastructure and staff, biotechnology can be introduced in life science departments, while computer science and electronics can be introduced in physical courses.
Progression of students from FY to SY is satisfactory. But the dropout rate from SY to TY is alarming, despite the better result of SY when compared to FY and TY.
The results were on the lower side during 1997-98-99 when compared to previous year for B.A.course.
During the last five years, the result of mathematics subject is around 50% (30-70%). This needs a remedial measure and its total implementation.
Similarly, the results of physics needs improvement (result is around 30-70% during last 5 years).
Results of the college at B.A. as well as B.Sc. level are comparable with the university averages.
However, the pass class in B.A. is very high when compared to I and II class numbers. I classes are negligible. But in B.Sc. examinations, students securing First class as well as Second class outnumber pass class students and failures. These aspects need a thorough review.
Reasonable number of students coming out of this college are perusing higher education. By enhancing the performance of the students in the University examinations, they can be motivated to persue higher studies.
Although the past students of this college are involved in the activities and the development of the college in one or the other way, there is no formal alumni association. Hence there is a need to encourage the alumni to form an association and take part in the planning and development activities of the college.
The college is providing personal and academic counselling to the students. A teacher has been identified with a particular group of students to take care of this aspect. The staff members of the department of Psychology can be used in the counselling of students at the admission level so that the students can have a vision about their career.
Although there is no formal placement cell, the students have been helped in finding their placements in the neighboring industries. An enterprunership development cell can be created in order to orient the students towards self employment.
There is a need to open a centre to create awareness amongst the students about the competitive examinations and provide the necessary inputs.
Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The college is managed by a registered society. It has duly constituted sub-committees and Boards to manage the college. There is a internal co-ordination system. The college has adequate non-teaching staff. It has been mentioned that there is no check and balance on the performance of non-teaching staff. The teachers and the non teaching staff have been recruited as per the UGC and Government norms. The college receives financial aid from the government of Goa towards the salary and maintenance.
The Principal is entrusted with the responsibility of the performance appraisal reports of the teachers. He also evaluates the performance of the teachers through the students evaluation. As per the self study report there is no mechanism to assess the performance of the non teaching staff. .
The college has the provision for the number of scholarships for students. But the beneficiaries are negligible. There is a need to introduce health insurance scheme for students as well as staff.
The college has a Hand Book and Prospectus available to all the students. They are informative and suggestive to the students. The fee structure seems to be reasonable. Whether the rural students can afford even this needs to be verified.
The budget estimates and expenditure indicate that it is a working budget without future projections or action plan for infrastructural development. The amount spent on library and laboratory items is less than the allocation. The available amount would have been made use of for the further improvement of library and laboratory. The contingency / Imprest amount provided for the entire college activities including that of the laboratories is totally in adequate. Hence there is a need to enhance this allocation. There is a need for a five year action plan with budget.
It is stated that there is Students' Grievances Cell.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
Self-appraisal of teachers
Evaluation of teachers by students
Periodic tests for students
Extension activities are commendable. NSS and study circles, nature club are actively functioning.
In sports, the students have shown good progress. The students of college have represented the University at State Level and National Level events in the fields of Kbaddi, Khokho and Judo.
The college has about 31 publications(21 in humanities and 10 in science).
Generally, there is no collaboration work in the research field. Hence, it needs to be encouraged.
There is no book bank. Hence, book bank system needs to be introduced.
The college has the maximum number of research projects than any other colleges of Goa University. (Completed 2+4; ongoing 6).
The college management has encouraged the staff to improve the qualifications while in service. Hence, after such benefit being extended, the teachers are expected to undertake research projects.
The students of college have shown commendable performance in the field of sports, especially in Khokho, Kabaddi and Judo.
Co-curricular aspects of the college are satisfactory.
Survival Nature Club
Section 3: Overall Analysis
The peer team having interacted and visited the institution have observed various strong points as well as there areas that requires the indulgence of the management to improve the over all performance of the institution.
All there observations have already been placed in the various sections / criterions. However the salient features are as under.
The institution has a very committed ideology to carry out rural reconstruction.
Great care is taken by Principal & faculty staff to have a very humane teacher - student relationship.
Alumnai and parents of the past students remained very attached to help the development of the institution.
Library acts as a friendly resource center to the students as well as the past students.
Girl students and lady faculty members are in majority and there is a strong of collegial sense between everyone.
It is recommended that the following should be persue to improve the system of future.
Create a well furnished computer centre.
Create a well managed internet service.
Create more infrastructure department like Mathematics.
Create fully developed sports facilities.
Build ladies hostel & working women hostel.
Create all awareness / coaching centre for appearing in certificate examination at various levels.
Professor Gautam Sen (Chairman)
Sawarkar Professor & Director of BCUD,
University of Pune
Professor Y. M. Jayaraj (Member)
Director, College Development Council,
Gulbarga University, Gulbarga
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