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Government Degree College, Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir


Government Degree College, Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir
Address:Near Mini Secretariat
Kathua (District Kathua)
Jammu and Kashmir, India

Government Degree College, Kathua Jammu and Kashmir is a recognised institute / college. Status: Government. Government Degree College, Kathua Jammu and Kashmir was established on / in 1961.

Government Degree College is situated in Kathua of Jammu and Kashmir state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Government Degree College, Kathua Jammu and Kashmir are +91-9419152050.

Contact Details of Government Degree College, Kathua Jammu and Kashmir are : Contact Details Telephone: +91-1922-234315, 2592005


Government Degree College, Kathua Jammu and Kashmir runs course(s) in Degree, Fishery Science, Computer Applications, Business Management stream(s).
B.A., B.Sc., BCom., BCA

IGNOU Courses:-
* Bachelor in Computer Applications
* Bachelor in Tourism Studies
* Bachelor of Art
* Bachelor of Commerce
* Bachelor of Science
* Bachelor of Social Work
* Bachelors Preparatory Programme
* Certificate in Computing
* Certificate in Consumer Protection
* Certificate in Food and Nutrition
* Certificate in Food Safety
* Certificate in Guidance
* Certificate in Human Rights
* Certificate in Labour in Development
* Certificate in Rural Development
* Certificate in Teaching of English
* Certificate in Teaching of Primary School Mathematics
* Certificate in Women s Empowerment and Development
* Certificate in Youth in Development Work
* Certificatein Tourism Studies
* Diploma in Creative Writing in English
* Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education
* Diploma in Tourism Studies
* Diploma in Womens Empowerment and Development
* Master of Arts in Economics, English, History, Rural Development, Public Administration, Tourism Management, Sociology
* Master of Commerce
* Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management (PGDDM)
* Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education (PGDDE)
* Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental and Sustainable Development (PGDESD)
* Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE)
* Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Operation (PGDIBO)
* Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development (PGDRD)

Approval details: Government Degree College is affiliated with Jammu University, Jammu

Profile of Government Degree College

Government Degree College is the co-ed college in Kathua and serves to the people of Kathua district and its adjoining areas. It is about 3 km from the heart of the Kathua city. It runs courses in Sciences, Arts, Firshries for three years degree courses. The college is affiliated to University of Jammu.


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NAAC report of Government Degree College

Section 1: Preface
Government Degree College, Kathua, was started in September, 1961 with an enrolment of 41 students to cater to the needs of Higher Education in Arts and Science faculties. Commerce Faculty was added in 1982 and BCA was introduced in 2002. The college has also introduced PG programme in the subject of Geography in 2003. The college is spread over an environment friendly area of 24.375 acres of land and situated in the heart of the town of Kathua. The college is a Government institution affiliated to Jammu University, Jammu. It got recognition by the U.G.C under 2f and 12(B) in 1961. It has 53 permanent, 57 Temporary/Contractual teachers with 8 administrative and 23 technical staff. Presently, the college has 3527 students out of which 3502 in undergraduate and 25 in Postgraduate class. The number of male and female students is 1832 and 1695 respectively. The Unit cost of Education in the college is estimated to Rs. 7467/-. The academic work in the Post-graduate and BCA is on a semester system . For the remaining courses it is on annual basis.

The mission of the college is 'to provide sound theoretical and practical knowledge of basic and applied sciences including natural, physical and Computer Science, Commerce, Social Science and languages to empower students with the tools to achieve their all round development and to inculcate social and civic responsibilities amongst students of the college'.

The college offers undergraduate courses under the faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce including Bachelor of Computer Science and B.Sc. Home Science. It also offers Post-graduate Courses in one subject. Government Degree College, Kathua (J&K), volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and submitted its Self Study Report in January, 2005. A Peer Team constituted by the Council to visit the college and validate the self Study Report. The Peer Team consisted of Prof. K.C. Sharma, Former Vice-Chancellor, Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer (Rajasthan) as Chairperson, Dr. R.P. Bhardwaj, Principal Doaba College, Jalandhar (Punjab) as member and Dr. K.L. Miglani, Principal, Arya P.G. College, Panipat as member Co-ordinator.

The Team visited the college on 17th, 18th and 19th February, 2005 and has verified the relevant documents and interacted with various constituents of the Institution. The academic, Co-curricular, extra Curricular, sports and other facilities of the institutions were looked into. The Peer Team interacted at length with the Principal, Teaching and Non-teaching staff, students, alumni and parents as well. Based on the above exercise and the inputs provided during the visit, the interactions with various groups, verification of the records, facts and data, the Peer Team assessed the college. The commendable features and issues of concern are presented in the following report.

Section 2: Criterion wise Analysis
Criterion 1: Curricular Aspect
The college provides undergraduate programmes in the faculty of Arts, Science and Commerce. At the undergraduate level in the faculty of Arts, there are 12 departments comprising of English, Hindi, Urdu, Dogri, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Geography, Sociology, History, Political Science, Economics and Education. The faculty of Science comprises of Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics, Geology, Computer Science, Fisheries and Environment studies. Commerce Faculty offers B.Com with the subjects of Accountancy and Finance, Business Environment, Entrepreneurship and Economics, Management and Marketing Management, Company and Business Law, Statistics, Money and Financial System, Taxation, Business Communication and Computer Application. The college has started B.Sc. Home Science, BCA and also introduced two Vocational course i.e. Computer Applications and Fisheries. In addition to undergraduate programme the college offers P.G. course in Geography.

As the college is affiliated, it follows the syllabi framed by the University of Jammu. All the heads of the departments are members of the respective Board of Studies at University level and contribute to the formulations of the syllabi in various subjects. Majority of the courses are conventional but courses like Computer Science is job oriented.

The college organizes co-curricular activities such as field visits, study tours, declamation contests, debates and various competitions for the students. Introduction of more subjects with local and global trends would help the students to equip themselves to face the future challenges.

The students feed back mechanism/teacher performance assessment by the students needs to be strengthened in the college. The evaluation of the teachers is carried out by the Principal on the basis of students' feed back analysis and results of the University Examinations.

Criterion II: Teaching Learning and Evaluation
The college had adopted satisfactory teaching learning and Evaluation system. The college follows the rules of the University regarding admission, teaching and evaluation. The teachers prepare their teaching annual plan and time-table which is communicated to the students in the beginning of the session. Moreover, Each teacher is required to submit a monthly Academic Progress Report to the Principal on a proforma designed by the college.

Methods of teaching are conventional. It is supplemented by field trips, educational tours, group discussions, debate, quiz competitions and by making use of Over Head Projector (OHP) The college holds two internal assessment class/house tests in the month of November and February in order to ensure that students continue to study properly. In practical classes, the assessment of students is made on the basis of his/her daily performance. Attendance is noted regularly and absenteeism viewed seriously. The annual Examinations are conducted by the University on the basis of syllabi conveyed to the college every year. The college results are satisfactory at the undergraduate and Post-graduate level. The academic Calendar is followed in letter and spirit. A few students of the college have got top positions at the University level and have brought a good name to the institution.

Teachers are motivated to improve their professional skills by attending Orientation, Refresher Courses, Conferences, Seminars, Workshops at various levels. Slow learners are motivated by giving personal attentions and academic counseling and advanced learners are encouraged to participate in various competitions at college, and inter-college levels. The college also intimates to parents of all learners the marks/grades obtained by their wards in different tests. This makes teaching - learning and evaluation procedures very effective. Working days of the college in a year are 288 out of which the teaching days extend approximately up to 155. Every teacher is required to take a teaching load of 24 periods per week. The teachers are recruited on the recommendations of Public Service Commission which conducts the interviews for the post of Lecturers for various Government Colleges of the state. Appointment of Contractual/Ad hoc teaching staff is made on the Merit basis by the State Higher Education Department through the nodal college.

Every teacher fills a part of the annual confidential report proforma, so that the evaluation of the lecturers is carried out by Principal on the basis of their work and conduct, results and the columns of the self-appraisal filled up by them. Adverse Report/Comments are conveyed to lecturers with a view to improving them in future.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college offers undergraduate and Post-graduate programmes. Out of 53 permanent teachers of the college, 21 have Ph.D., 22 M.Phil. and the others are only with Post-graduate degrees. Although quite a few teachers have potential to do research but it is not visible in many departments. However, a few teachers of the college have participated in National Conferences. A few teachers have written text books for the U.G. classes. P.G. students in the subject of Geography are given minor projects by the teachers to fulfil the requirement of the University. One of the teachers in the Department of Geography has attended the international conference in the University of Wales Cordiff, United Kingdom and Institute of Engineering, Hong Kong and China and also presented the research papers. A few teachers in the subjects of English, Chemistry and Zoology are pursuing research work under the faculty Improvement Programme of UGC. The college does not have placement cell as such but it has established a Career Guidance Cell, which provides services in the areas of career aptitude assessment, career Planning and Counseling for choice of Subjects.

The extension activities are carried out by some departments and co-curricular activities and schemes of NSS and NCC. The broad area of the extension activities are community development, health and hygiene awareness, social work, adult education, blood donation Camps, AIDS awareness, environmental awareness and value education. Presently, the college has linkages with non-government organizations to carry out jointly the extension activities.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has a spacious campus spread over an area of 24.375 acres of land located in semi urban area of Kathua town. However, many of its students are coming from the rural areas around the Town of Kathua. Presently, the number of students is 3527. The number of permanent teachers, contractual teachers is 53 and 57 respectively . The number of teaching days last year was 155.

The college has sufficient number of rooms required for teaching of various classes. It has required laboratories, library, playground, computer lab, administrative block, Principals' residence, Dispensary, Computer and multi-purpose hall to carry out extra curricular activities. The college has also two separate hostels for boys and girls and two staff quarters. The building and other infrastructure facilities are maintained by the public works department. During the holidays, the college infrastructure is used for holding the distance education classes as the college has two distance education Study Centers functioning under the aegis of IGNOU, New Delhi and Directorate of Distance Education, University of Jammu, for those who cannot seek regular admission.

The college provides facilities for many games viz. Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Cricket, Athletics and indoor games. Many of the players of the college has participated in Cricket, Kabaddi, Volleyball, Judo, Weight lifting, Hockey and Badminton at university and state levels and won gold, silver and bronze medals. The college has won overall University Championship in Hockey and Volleyball during the session 2003-04. In the Inter-collegiate Men and Women athletics competitions, the students of this college brought laurels by winning number of medals.

The NSS programme of the college is working satisfactory. The volunteers participated in the need based activities for the villagers and impart value based education to the people regarding the social evils like AIDS, illiteracy by organizing special camps. The boys and girls carry out Shramdan, tree plantation and campaign for cleanliness and sanitation. Blood Donation camps are also organized. One volunteer participated in the Republic Day Camp at New Delhi. The college also provides training in NCC. The activities of NCC are quite satisfactory. One Cadet has participated in Republic Day Parade in New Delhi in 2003-04.The cadets commanded the J&K Contingent and also presented guard of honour. Many have qualified the 'B' and 'C' certificates. The college brings out the Magazine named 'RAVI' annually in which the students get an opportunity to develop their creativity in writing and develop their expression capabilities. The college has also started the News Letter from this academic session.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The college publishes its update prospectus every year. It comprises the details about the available courses, subject combinations, rules and regulations of the admission, the details of fee structure, the college calendar of the year, the availability of scholarships and the various facilities available on the college campus. It is a comprehensive document that enlightens every student about the rules and regulations of the college life. The details of the financial aid and concession available as per rules of Central government and State government are mentioned. The college provides ample scope to students to participate in cultural, sports and academic events, which enables them to exhibit their talent. Annual day function is organized every year at the end of the session to distribute prizes among the merit holders, outstanding sports persons and among those who excel in different activities. Special scholarships are being awarded to the economically backward students. Various social welfare programmes viz. Literacy drive, awareness programme, Blood donation, Medical check-up, tree plantation, Drug addiction, AIDS awareness, campaign for cleanliness and sanitation are conducted by the N.S.S. unit of the college.

The college has formed the Alumni Association recently. Eight students of this college have qualified KAS examination during the last couple of years which is commendable in context of rural background.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
This being the Government college is controlled by the Directorate of Higher Education, Jammu & Kashmir state. It is cent percent funded by the government. The Principal enjoys powers pertaining to the college administration. However, the power of transfer, award of senior scale, selection grade, study leave etc. of the employees vest with the state government. The internal co-ordination and monitoring is done by the college Principal with the help of the Proctorial Board. Various Committees have been formed for the smooth and effective academic functioning of the college. They are directly under the control of the Principal. The college accounts are audited by the auditors of the A.G. departments. The college has an in- built mechanism to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. The college has welfare programmes for the teaching and non-teaching staff. Recently, the government has introduced mediclaim insurance policy at a subsidized premium for college employees. The loans are made available by the government as per rules.

There is a formal Grievance Redressal Cell for the staff and students. The grievances are redressed through meeting, discussions and negotiations. The issues which are beyond the competence of the Principal are referred to the government for further necessary action.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The Peer Team appreciates the following healthy practices in the college:

The college publishes its annual magazine Ravi that provides scope for articulation of creative talent and development of personality of the students.

The college has healthy and congenial atmosphere on the campus, on account of this, the girls students are free from fear and they participate in curricular and co-curricular activities regularly.

The college is free from the scourge of Ragging.

The college has introduced mediclaim insurance policy at a subsidized premium for the employees of the college.

The relationship among students, teachers and non-teaching staff members, the Principal and the local administration is cordial.

The sports person (Boys & Girls) of the college got many Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the Jammu University Athletics Meet.

The College has secured 1st 2nd 4th and 6th position in Science stream and 9th position in Commerce in the annual examinations of Jammu university during academic session 2003-04.

The College provides incentives to the outstanding sports persons by giving medals, certificates, cash prizes and awards to rank holders in academics.

The college provides hostel facilities to boys and girls separately in the college campus on minimum charges.

Some of the teachers in the department of Geography, Economics, Political Science and Commerce are actively engaged in research in their respective fields.

The college has provided the Bus facility to the girl students on a nominal charges.

The college has provided the Book Bank facilities to its students.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The Peer Team after the visit to the various academic and physical facilities and interactions with all constituents of the college is pleased to acknowledge the progress made by Government Degree College, Kathua in fulfilling their aims and objectives of providing higher education to the students of this region. The growth and the development of college during the last 43 years is satisfactory. The college has provided optimal academic and other support in providing healthy academic environment, student support and encouragement to the teachers.

The Peer Team appreciates the efforts made so far by the college for the academic growth and likes to commend the positive and few areas of concern: It wishes to offer the suggestions in the following pages:

A few students have brought laurels to the institution while securing the 1st 2nd and 3rd positions during the last university examinations. Sports persons have won championship in Volleyball constantly for the last three years.

Eight students of the College have qualified Kashmir Administrative Services last year.

A few teachers in Chemistry department are doing good work in Research. Their articles have got published in the International Journals .A faculty member has been offered post Doctoral fellowship in Cape Town, South Africa . Another teacher of this department got the young scientist teacher Award.

An NSS volunteer represented J&K State in Republic Parade at New Delhi. consecutively for three years.

NCC wing of the college was awarded the best institution award in Chief Minister's really on the occasion of celebration of NCC day on 28-04-2004,

The state government has honored the NCC officers of girls as well as boys wing with best ANO award.

Suggestions for further Growth and Development:
The college should provide additional infrastructural facilities to the students such as classrooms, laboratories, drinking water facilities etc.

The College may establish full-fledged placement cell.

The college may think of introducing job-oriented, market friendly and need based regional resource oriented courses including E-Commerce, Information Technology, Agricultural Economics, Short-Term Courses in Personality Development, Communication Skill and Spoken English among others.

Teachers need to be encouraged for use of Audio-Visual aids in teaching.

The College may make efforts to motivate its teachers to pursue higher studies to get Ph.D. Degree and undertake research projects from different sources/ agencies.

Alumni Association needs to be strengthened and meeting of the Association to be held regularly.

The College may take steps to complete the process of computerization of the college library and to inculcate reading habits among the students.

Internet facilities be provided in the central library in the college.

The College should think to provide the multimedia facility to the various departments.

The College needs to strength teacher performance assessment of the students.

The College should think of setting the Departmental Libraries.

Teachers may be encouraged to organize and participate in state and national level conferences.

The College may think to modernize the laboratories of various science subjects.

The college should provide adequate streetlight in the boys and girls hostels.

The college should provide the intercom facilities to the various departments.

In view of the pressing needs expressed by the Alumni, parents and students, the college may think to introduce postgraduate courses in the subjects where a large number of good students as well as the faculty and infrastructure is available.

College may make optimal use of infrastructure, i.e. building and laboratories so that large number of students can be accommodated in the right approach. Maintenance of the buildings, playgrounds and parks needs special attention.

Keeping in view of a good nursery of sports persons in the college, government should provide appropriate coaching facilities by deploying coaches for various games.

The college may think to improve hygienic conditions on the campus. More toilets be provided to the students specifically for the girls.

The college should approach the government to make the provision of residential quarters for teaching and non-teaching staff.

Peer Team appreciates the efforts made by the Principal, staff and the Government for its growth. The team is confident that the college will be benefited from the Peer Team visit and will achieve progressive transformation in course of time to achieve its mission and goals. The Peer Team records its thanks for the co-operation extended to them during its visit to the college.

PROF. K.C. SHARMA (Chairperson)


PROF. K.L. MIGLANI (Member Coordinator)

Dated: 19.2.05

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