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Loyola College of Education East Singhbhum, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
Loyola College of Education East Singhbhum, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
Address:River View Area, P O Telco Works
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Loyola College of Education East Singhbhum is situated in Jamshedpur of Jharkhand state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.
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NAAC report of Loyola College of EducationINTRODUCTION
Loyola College of Education, River View Area, TELCO, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand volunteered to be assessed by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted the SAR on 19 December 2003 to NAAC. The NAAC constituted the Peer Team comprising of Dr. D.N. Sansanwal, Director, Institute of Education, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore as the Chairman and Dr. S.P. Malhotra, Professor of Education, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra and Dr.(Ms) Saroj S. Virkar, Principal, Vidya Prathisthan's College of Education, Vidyanagari, MICD, Baramati, Maharashtra as Members. The Peer Team visited the College from 20 - 21 January 2005 for on the spot validation of SAR.
Loyola College of Education, River View Area, TELCO, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand was established in 1976 by Jesuits, members of the Society of Jesus. At that time there was no teacher's training college in the region. Looking to the need of the time, this college was established with the objective of preparing quality teachers for the area, especially the women teachers for schools. The college is a co-educational Institution and affiliated to Ranchi University, Jharkhand. It is an unaided and self-financing institution. This college is running B.Ed. course with an intake of 100. At present there are 7 permanent staff members and a permanent Principal along with two part time teachers. All the permanent staff members and Principal have M.A / M.Sc. and M.Ed. degrees. There are some part-time staff members for teaching work-experience and Method of Teaching.
The NCTE has recognized the Loyola College of Education, River View Area, TELCO, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand with an intake of 100 students vide letter number ERC / 7 - 44 (ER - 44.5.3) / 2004 / 1553 (1) dated 13 may 2004. The college has not been recognized by UGC under section 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act 1956. Thus, the college is gasping for the grants from apex agencies like UGC.
CRITERION I: CURRICULUM DESIGN AND PLANNING
The Loyola College of Education, River View Area, TELCO, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand is affiliated to the Ranchi University, Jharkhand. The syllabus and examination system are being followed as per the rules and regulations of the affiliating University. There are 100 seats as sanctioned by the NCTE. The Institution being the Religious Minority, admits 50% Christians and of the rest, 50 % are from General category. Out of General category, the reservation so followed includes 30 % from SC / ST and 20 % from BC / OBC Categories. As per the practice and objectives of the college, the Management continues to admit 75 % girls. Preference is given to close relative of the college employees (brother / sister / spouse / child); candidates who have studied in Jesuit institutions; and candidates from the district. Further, 70 seats are set-aside for Arts Methods and 30 seats for Science Methods. Admission is made on the basis of written test and interview. The written test is held according to the candidate's choice of Method Subject. The test in each subject is of one-hour duration. In case of English, Sanskrit and Hindi, the test assesses the comprehension, grammar and ability to write correctly. For other subjects the basic fundamental knowledge of subjects up to Intermediate +2 is assessed. Each admitted student has to pay annual fee of Rs. 24500 = 00. There are 210 working days and 150 teaching days and 30 Practice Teaching days. The classes are held regularly from Monday to Friday from 9.30 AM to 4.15 Pm with 50 minutes lunch break. Each period is of 45 minute duration. On Saturday the classes are held from 9.30 AM to 12.45 PM, where students are given guidance for the lesson planning and other curricular and co-curricular activities. The Syllabus for B.Ed has not been revised since 1976. The college and university authorities need to pay attention to this aspect urgently as the syllabus is quite old and aspects like Models of Teaching and Information and Communication Technology need to be made part and parcel of the teacher training programme. The Loyola College of Education, River View Area, TELCO, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand aims at an integral and personalized training of young men and women to be well motivated teachers who will be 'genuinely men and women for others'. It aims at training the teachers who become well-formed guides to accompany the young learner on his or her journey of becoming a fully human person. Further, it aims at conducting in service programmes for teachers and administrators already working in schools in order to update them on educational issues and findings and to develop the required skills for using modern information and communication technology and innovative practices. As per the users, these objectives are being achieved. Some staff members take feedback about their teaching from the students at the end of academic session. But there is no formal mechanism of getting feedback from the students neither about the syllabus nor the teaching carried out by the teachers of the college. The college does organize extension lectures in the form of seminars for the benefit of the students and teachers.
CRITERION II: CURRICULUM TRANSCTION AND EVALUATION
The syllabus prescribed by the Ranchi University, Jharkhand is being followed by the college. The duration of B.Ed. course is of One year. Annual examination system is being followed. There are Theoretical Papers as well as Practical Papers. There are five theoretical papers. These are : (I) Theory of Education; (II) Educational Psychology and Educational Measurement; (III) School Organisation & Health Education; (IV) Educational Reconstruction in India & Abroad; and (V) Methods of Teaching. The Practical papers are: (VI) Practical: Textile / Tailoring; (VII & VIII) Practical Teaching. A candidate may, in addition to paper I - VIII, appear at an optional paper on Social and Cultural Anthropology carrying 100 marks and any marks above 50 obtained in the subject shall be added to the aggregate to determine class or division. Each theory paper is of 80 marks and practical examination carries 200 marks. The examination in craft is based on the result of the sessional work and carries 20 marks and demonstration of the craft in the final examination has 80 marks. In order to pass the examination, the candidate requires to obtain 33 % in each theory paper and 40 % in each practical paper provided that he / she has obtained at least 6 marks out of 20 allocated for the sessional work and 24 marks in the written examination except in paper VI wherein the marks obtained are 8 & 32 respectively. The total weightage for theory papers is 500 marks and for practicals it is 300. Thus, division is awarded out of 800 marks. There is external as well as internal evaluation. Students must have 75 % attendance, without which they are not allowed to appear in the university examination. All the admitted students are in one group. The teachers teach the theory courses through lecture method and all teachers use mostly OHP. Teachers do use the teaching aids as and when there is a need. Richness in comprehension is brought by incorporating Discussion Method, Project Method etc. along with the Lecture Method.
Many seminars are organized during the academic session. Each student gives 40 lessons during practice teaching in the schools. In each Method Subject, 20 lessons are given by the student teachers. The Practice Teaching is organized in 18 schools normally in the month of Nov. and January. About 6 to 8 students are sent to each of the 18 schools. One Teacher Educator is made in charge of two schools. In each school a pupil teacher is made the coordinator for coordinating various activities of school and College. The students are allowed to give lessons from 4th to 8th standards in the schools. Normally, the teacher educator observes 2 to 3 lessons in a period. One of the good features of the practice teaching is that the school subject teacher sits in the class when pupil teacher teaches. The school teacher helps in maintaining the classroom discipline, monitors the pupil teacher's teaching and also gives the feedback to the pupil teacher's. Each pupil teacher has to plan the lesson in advance and the method subject teacher just browses through it. They use teaching aids as per the requirement of the topic and subject. In each paper two terminals examinations are conducted followed by class / seminar / activities / participation, preparation of assignments / projects and record of participation in criticism and demonstration classes, community life activities, record of practice teaching, science practical, and Psychological Tests, book reviews, developing and designing tests. On the basis of participation in these activities, the teacher educators allow student teachers to change their method of teaching and to decide the topic that is to be revised. During each academic session the extension lectures in the form of seminars are organized for the benefit by the staff and students. The college tries to organize English Speaking Classes for all those who need it. The teacher educators of the college rarely taken up innovation related to teaching- learning process.
CRITERION III: RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND EXTENSION
The Loyola College of Education, River View Area, TELCO, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand offers only B.Ed. course. So there is little scope for doing research that is usually possible by involving M.Ed. students. No teacher educator has registered himself/herself for the Ph.D. Teacher educator have also shown their inability to attend Orientation and / or refresher programmes organized by the Academic Staff Colleges of UGC. Some of them have participated in the seminars and the college has provided them the required financial support. Only one teacher has sent a paper for publication in a journal and that has been accepted. There is a need to encourage and motivate teachers for acquiring qualification as per the NCTE, publish papers, attend seminars / conference / workshop organized by professional bodies. Each pupil teacher takes part in programmes like, Adult Education and Literacy, AIDs Awareness, Social work, Population Awareness, Blood donation, and environmental education. Taking students on education excursions and science exhibitions is a part of the teacher education programme in the college. Medical camp and Health & Hygiene awareness programmes are organized with the help of teacher educators. Teachers of the college should be encouraged to develop question banks self-instructional material in different subjects. The college need to strengthen research and development aspects.
CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The Loyola College of Education, River View Area, TELCO, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand is housed in an independent building spread over15 acres. There are two floors. On the ground floor, there is a Principal's room, office, Educational Technology, Psychology Laboratory, Science Laboratory, Canteen, Prayer Room, Storeroom, Library, faculty rooms and one lecture hall. On the first floor there are two lecture halls, two work experience rooms, Audio-Visual room, Computer laboratory, individual staff rooms, sick room cum girl's common room, etc. Each lecture hall has a space for about 100 students. Various laboratories are fairly equipped. However, Psychology laboratory needs to given attention as there are 5 psychological tests and no instruments for doing psychological practical. The Educational Technology and AV laboratories contain TV, VCR, One Computer, OHP, Slide Projector, Public Address System, CD Players, Tape recorder, One video camera, 100 slides, audio cassettes, 15 video cassettes, etc. There are ten computers and one printer in the computer laboratory. There is a library with about 11,000 books, 17 Journals, encyclopedia, etc. Special attention needs to be paid to establish book bank in the college keeping in view the socio-economic status of the students. Each student is issued two books for a period of seven days and there is no limit for teachers of the college. The fine of One Rupee is charged from the students who keep the books beyond the stipulated time. The library is in the process of computerization.
There is a reading space for 65 students. There is an office comprising of one computer that is utilized for the office typing purpose. One photocopier and a cyclostyling machine are also available in the office. There is a canteen managed by students only on no profit and gain basis. There is an urgent need of boy's and girl's hostels The College has taken positive steps in creating hostel facility for students. At present students are staying as paying guests in near by houses. The building is being maintained properly. The college should purchase LCD or DLP and train students in its use. During interaction, students placed before the peer team the demand for more computers and time in the computer laboratory for practice. The students should be taught at least paint and brush, logo and other such aspects in the MS- Word. so that the employability is improved.
CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The annual examination system is being followed. The University fails to conduct B.Ed. examinations on time. The examination of academic session of 2003 - 04 is yet to be conducted. Due to this many students suffer. Inspite of this, the students of this college have been able to get jobs in different schools situated in Jharkhand state. This indicates that the college has earned a good reputation in the society as well as amongst educational institutions. The exams for the academic sessions 2000 - 01, 2001 - 2002 and 2002 - 2003 have been conducted and results are declared in which the success rate is 100 %. The alumni association has been formed recently. The members of Alumni have started organizing the academic programmes for the teachers. There is no mechanism of taking feedback from the students about the teaching of teachers of the college. The college can easily start consultancy services for various levels of school teachers. These may be short-term training programmes each of two days duration and must be focused. Although there is no placement cell yet the students get job even before they get their B.Ed. degree. The sports and game facilities are available in the college but students hardly use these.. The college has Science club, and Language club. This college has a good system of Mentor. About 12 students are attached with a teacher of the college. This gives good opportunity to teachers to understand the student, establish good rapport and provide individual guidance. It helps in better adjustment and balance personality development.
CRITERION VI: ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The college has a Governing Body comprising of President, Vice- President & Secretary, Treasurer, and Three Councilors. The Vice- President & Secretary is the Principal of the College. Normally, the Governing Body has three meetings in one academic session but can meet any time as per the need. The academic calendar is given to the students in the beginning of the academic session and all activities are carried out as per the academic calendar. The Faculty is recruited on permanent and part-time basis. For the part-time positions, the advertisement is given in the local newspapers. The selection committee consists of Principal, and two senior staff members. For the permanent position, the advertisement is given in the National, State and local Newspapers. The selection committee consists of Principal, and two senior teachers of the college, sometime one subject expert to be nominated by the Governing Body is also invited. The fee structure for the 2004-05 academic session is Rs. 24,500=00. There is a post of Treasurer whose responsibility is to maintain accounts. The financial accounts of the college are being audited by the CA. There is a Jesuit appointed by the Governing body for internal audit. The college is maintaining the Endowment and Reserve funds as per the NCTE Norms. The staff and students of the college live like a family. So there are no grievances and therefore, no need of grievance redressal system. Nevertheless, if there is any grievance of the staff then it is resolved in the staff council where all teachers of the college are members. The grievances of students are placed before the Principal and if need be it is placed before the Governing Body for necessary action and decision. The college is yet to have collaborations with different organizations.
The Peer Team observed the following strengths on the basis of interaction with the Principal, Governing Body, Students, Faculty, Parents and Alumni.
There is a good rapport between students and teachers.
The college has a good reputation in the society and schools.
The classes are held regularly.
The college maintains good discipline.
The college has fairly good library and infrastructure.
The college organizes variety of co-curricular activities.
Although there is no suggestion box, yet the suggestions given by students and teachers are implemented.
Practicals are conducted properly and regularly.
The college has English-speaking programme for all students who need it.
On the basis of interaction with the Students, Staff members, Parents, Alumni, Office Staff, Principal and Governing Body, the following are the suggestions to be implemented for improving the quality of Teacher's training:
The college should have better computer laboratory with Internet facility for students and staff.
The computer laboratory should be made available to the students for longer duration. The LCD or DLP projector should be purchased.
The teaching staff should try to improve their academic qualification.
The teachers should be trained in Models of Teaching, Research Methodology, Statistics, and use of statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), etc.
One period per week should be devoted for the development of Thinking and Reasoning.
Efforts should be made to develop Language Laboratory and used for the teaching of Languages.
The students should be divided into three smaller groups for better instruction.
The curriculum should be revised at the earliest.
The college should introduce the system of self-appraisal and evaluation by the students of the teachers.
Hostel facility should be created separately for boys and girls.
More books should be purchased.
(SAROJ S. VIRKAR)
(Fr. V.F.Misquith, S.J.)
Loyola College of Education,
River View Area, TELCO,
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