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Brindavan College, Bangalore, Karnataka


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Brindavan College, Bangalore, Karnataka
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2nd cross, Bhoopasandra, R.M.V. Extn, 2nd stage
Bangalore (District Bangalore)
Karnataka, India



Brindavan College, Bangalore Karnataka is a recognised institute / college.
Brindavan College is situated in Bangalore of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Bangalore comes under Bengaluru (Bangalore Tehsil, Bangalore District.

Fax # of Brindavan College, Bangalore Karnataka is +91-80-23615621, 23417832.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Brindavan College, Bangalore Karnataka are +91-9513-191-191.

email ID(s) is Brindavan College Bangalore Karnataka

Website of Brindavan College, Bangalore Karnataka is http://www.brindavancollege.com/.

Chairman : Dr. Majed A A Sabha B.E, MBA, Ph.D.

Contact Details of Brindavan College, Bangalore Karnataka are : Telephone: +91-80-23414557, 23417833



Courses

Brindavan College, Bangalore Karnataka runs course(s) in Arts stream(s).
MBA - Master of Business Administration
MCA - Master of Computer Applications
BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
BCA - Bachelor of Computer Applications
B.Com - Bachelor of Commerce
M.Com - Master of commerce

Approval details: Brindavan College is affiliated with Bangalore University, Bangalore (Karnataka)

Profile of Brindavan College

About Brindavan College
Brindavan College, Bengaluru, India is a premier educational institution of higher learning in the garden city of India, the Silicon Valley and the knowledge capital of India. The college is located in a calm, serene and eco-friendly environment in the back drop of the Hebbal lake surrounded by agricultural land and coconut groove of the University of Agricultural Sciences.

It is the brain child of Dr. Majed A.A. Sabha a technocrat-turned- educationist. The college is under the aegis of N.M. Academy - a registered trust committed to foster education. Mr. U.T. Fareed, M.L.A. is the President, Dr. Majed A.A. Sabha is the Chairman and Prof. V.B. Coutinho former Vice-chancellor, Gulbarga University is the Advisor.

The Brindavan College was established in 1993. It had a humble beginning with 127 students in B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com courses. It has over 1400 students from 46 overseas countries.

The college is recognized by Government, approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi which is the statutory body to approve professional courses and affiliated to Bengaluru University, the biggest in Asia having five star accreditation by NAAC. (National Accreditation and Assessment Council), instituted by Government.

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NAAC report of Brindavan College

Section-1: Preface
The Brindavan College, Bhoopasandra, Bangalore, Karnataka has submitted its Self-Study Report to be assessed and accredited by NAAC. A Peer Team consisting of Dr. Vidyavati, former Vice-Chancellor, Kakatiya University, #1-8-388, Balasamudram quarters, Warangal, Hanumkonda as the Chairperson, Dr. John Kattakayam, Director-cum-Professor, UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Trivandrum as the Member-Coordinator and Dr. Major Syed Shahabudden, Principal, Islamiah College, New Town, Vellore District, Vaniyambadi as the Member, have visited the college on 22nd to 24th March, 2007. The Peer Team analysed the self-study report very carefully and interacted at length with the Principal, Management representatives, Staff members both teaching and non-teaching, Alumni, Parents/Guardians and students of the college. The Peer Team would like to make the following observations and comments based on the documents presented to it for revalidation and its interactions with the various groups.

The Brindavan College was established in 1993 under the ageis of N.M. Academy, a registered trust and is approved by AICTE, recognized by Govt., and affiliated to Bangalore University. The college is situated in the heart of the city of Bangalore. The college is the brain child of Dr. Majed A.A. Sabha, who is a technocrat-turned-educationist. The campus is situated within the area of 10.2 Acres. Though the university Act provides a room for autonomy, the college has not yet applied for it and it functions as an affiliated college to the parent university. The college offers post graduate degree courses in five subjects namely M.Sc., Microbiology, M.Sc., Biotechnology, M.Sc., Applied Genetics, M.C.A and MBA. AICTE approval is obtained for MCA and MBA courses. The under-graduate courses in nine subjects offered by the college are given below.

1. B.C.A (Bachelor of Computer Applications)
2. B.Sc., (Computer Science, Physics & Mathematics)
3. B.Sc., (Computer Science, Statistics & Mathematics)
4. B.Sc., (Genetics, Biochemistry & Microbiology)
5. B.Sc., (Genetics, Chemistry & Microbiology)
6. B.Sc., (Biotechnology, Chemistry & Zoology)
7. B.Sc., (Microbiology, Chemistry & Zoology)
8. B.B.M (Bachelor of Business Management)
9. B.Com (Bachelor of Commerce).

The courses offered by the college are self-financing and some of the courses are inter-disciplinary in nature. Each department has library of their own. The campus is housed in two buildings, one in Bhoopasandra and other in Yelahanka. The college has put forward its vision 'To Build in each student a strong character and will-power to excel globally' and mission as 'dissemination of quality education to the students to develop their personality, to improve quality of life and to make them worthy citizens'.

The college was started with a meager strength of 127 students in 1993-94 but at present college has 1629 students including 595 from 45 foreign countries. The Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Govt of India has been sponsoring students from abroad every year to this college. During the last five years, 190 students are sponsored by ICCR. The college follows semester system with programmes of elective options. Out of the total sanctioned positions of teaching staff of 81, the institution has filled 79 vacancies. Among these staff, 7 have Ph.D as the highest qualification and 16 possess M.Phil Degrees. All the vacancies of non-teaching staff and technical staff are filled, 62 and 9 respectively. The total number of students enrolled in 2006-07 academic year is 1629, which comprises 1081 boys and 548 girls.

Section II - Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I - Curricular Aspects:
The Brindavan College aims to build a strong student force bearing robust character and the strength of the mind to stand firm and to be counted in any place or country they move on to. The goals and objectives of the college are applied simultaneously with the syllabi, academic activities, co-curricular and extra curricular activities which are conducted by each department, collegiate and inter collegiate level. The college is duty-bound to follow the common core syllabi prescribed by the University of Bangalore. In addition to the minimum programmes laid by the University the college has instructed each of its departments to encourage research so that the students can learn to think originally. As part of common strategy, every student of the college is given special training in computer education. During the last five year period, syllabus was revised for 17 subjects.

The college offers eight under graduate and five post graduate courses with twenty options in total. It follows semester systems giving more importance to inter-disciplinary programmes. The system of the college offers electives for students. Courses in science are offered in modular form and the courses of Commerce and Management are given through ICT enabled teaching and learning process. The programme of Management allows exchange/visiting faculty. MBA, MCA, M.Sc. Biotechnology and M.Sc. Applied Genetics are the recently introduced post graduate courses.

The assessment of teachers by students has been introduced in all the programmes. The college takes special care for slow learners and especially foreign students who have less knowledge of written or spoken English language to begin with. Appropriate care is taken for foreign national by helping them to strengthen English as the language for communication by arranging special English courses exclusively for them, by helping them to obtain residential permits by giving financial guarantee. The College Management well addresses and reinforces the cultural union amongst the scholars from 45 nations. The programme of assessment of teachers by students has been introduced and done annually. The feed back is obtained from students, alumni, parents, staff, academic peers and industry. A pro-forma was prepared to get the opinion of each student about his lecturer.

Criterion II - Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
Students are selected for various courses strictly on the basis of merit. However, the college provides access to a large number of students from OBCs, orphans and people belonging to below poverty line, on priority basis. In the last academic year, out of the number of 210 working days 195 days were teaching days. Seventy nine teaching positions are filled against the sanctioned eighty one vacancies. Contract faculties are engaged in those vacant posts to engage classes. All the posts of non-teaching and technical staff are filled. Few teachers served as resource persons in various seminars.

The college has an academic programmme prepared at the first meeting of teaching staff held in the month of June at the beginning of each academic year. The teaching program of both the semesters, the conduct of examinations, internal assessment, work-shop, group discussions, project work, practicals, visits to industries etc., are well planned in detail and circulated to all concerns and also notified in the notice board for the benefit of the students. Accordingly, the teachers maintain work dairy, academic teaching plan and continuous assessment record.

Bridge courses are offered to the first year students for a smooth transition to expected levels of attainments. These courses are designed to prepare them for the subjects of their studies. The duration of the Bridge course is two to three weeks before teaching the University Syllabus.

The teaching learning evaluation schedule is reflected in the annual academic calendar prepared by the Vice-principal in consultation with staff in the beginning of the academic year. Assignments and student projects are entrusted to make learning process student - centered. The method predominantly selected for teaching is lecture. In addition to lecture method, several learner-centered programmes like, guest lectures, seminars and presentations, industrial visits, debates, work-shops, project assignments, specimen collections, group discussion, chart, models, slide projectors are also used. The teacher student ratio is 20:1. The modern teaching aids like audio visual aids, Computers, CDs, OHPs, LCD Projectors, TV, VCRs etc are used for the instruction. A Language lab is also available in the college. The college is offering an intensive English course for the new comers from different parts of the globe in collaboration with the Linguaphone Institute, London.

In addition to giving special care of recruiting best faculties, best teacher award is given to the outstanding teacher every year. Due appreciation of staff and students is accomplished through incentives and awards at individual, class, and departmental levels by the college management. For evaluating students, both internal and external methods are used. The semester system provides ample opportunity for internal evaluation of students periodically through tests, seminars, assignments, workshops etc. Other evaluative measures like self-appraisal of faculty, student assessment of faculty performance are seriously followed. Faculties are engaged in additional administrative works like chief-wardens for hostels, NSS programme officers etc.

Criterion III - Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college has constituted a research committee to facilitate and monitor research activity. Although the college is not a research center, it encourages the teaching faculty and PG students to undertake research projects and has already sanctioned six such projects. To give more impetus to research activity, the college has applied for recognition as centre for Ph.D. The institution has research collaborations at the national level. Teachers have published research articles in national and international journals. The research work done by one student in the department of biotechnology and his inventions of Water Drop Counting Machine and Auto Toothpaste Dispensing Machine received recognition and patent. The P.G department of Bio-technology has started giving consultation to three projects. At present, the college undertakes 15 projects with a total outlay of Rs.1,60,000/- funded entirely by the management.

As part of extension activities, the departments of Microbiology and Biotechnology conducted a public exhibition on different aspects of health care, purification of water, drainage systems etc. College has managed to organize four extra curricular / co curricular activities in collaboration with other agencies in the campus.

NSS unit is very vibrant in the college. Out of the total 100 NSS volunteers 56 are boys and 44 are girls. Volunteers of NSS actively participate in various activities of social and public importance and conducted Blood donation camps in collaboration with Rotary club and other voluntary organizations. The unit organizes visits to the villages and slums. Adult literacy and maintenance of cleanliness are two important functions performed by the NSS unit.

Criterion IV - Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The campus is situated in 10.2 acres and the built-in area is 17,000 sq.meters. Two buildings of the college are located in Bhoopasandra and in Yelahanka. The buildings contain well-lighted and airy class rooms, up-to-date office facilities for administration, canteen, auditorium, 4 seminar halls, well equipped and ventilated laboratories etc. Facilities for indoor games, large foot ball ground, rest rooms for girls and women staff and common room for other teachers are provided. The college has arranged free transport facility to the teachers and students to commute from one campus to the other.

The college library is housed in both the buildings. The seating capacity of central library is 100 with 25 tables and 6 computers. As per AICTE guidelines separate department libraries are being constituted for MBA and MCA. The departments of M.Sc. Microbiology, M.Sc Biotechnology and all UG departments also have departmental libraries so that the teachers and students have immediate access to reference books in the lab or class rooms. An advisory committee on library functions effectively. The working hours of library is 8 am to 8 pm on all working days and 8 am to 12 noon on holidays. The average number of faculty and students visiting library is 75 and 17 respectively. The services / facilities provided in library are circulation, clipping, reference, photocopying and printing, computer and internet access, inter-library loan, power backup, information display and notification and user orientation / information literacy. The average number of books issued / returned is 450. The college library subscribes nine news papers for the students.

The college has both boys and girls hostels separately where 42 and 112 students are accommodated, respectively. College has health center and a regular lady doctor visits girls in their hostel. Both indoor and outdoor facilities are available in the college, by which one of the girl students successfully made an effort to trekking to Himalayas obtaining a sponsorship from Karnataka Mountaineering Association. A separate building is provided for girls' waiting room with all basic facilities. Complaint / suggestion boxes are available at different places in the campus / hostels. Other facilities like canteen, Students' center and Academic Guidance / placement cells are available in the college. There is a Liaison Officer and Receptionist to help and guide the students / visitors.

Criterion V - Student support and Progression
To make the aims and vision of the college to come true, the institution ensures all kind of support both to students and staff. A large number of students who passed out UG courses continue their post-graduate studies in this college. Every year about 40% of UG students pursue their higher education in various universities. The prospects and hand books are published to make the students aware about the courses offered, eligibility requirements, fee structure and other details like hostels and other facilities available in the college.

The college does provide financial assistance to the deserving students. SC-ST students are provided free-ship from the government by which 10 students are benefited during the last three years. Apart from this, the university provides separate book banks for the SC/ST students. Faculties undertake academic and personal counseling to students. Special care is taken to deal with issues of girls and grievances of all kinds are recorded in the ward counseling register. The placement officer looks after the welfare of the students and takes special care in giving them placements.

The college also has a Grievance - Redressal Cell which looks after the problems among both, students and teachers. Suggestion boxes are provided in the campus and hostels and timely actions are initiated. There is also a cell to prevent sexual harassment. The counseling center functions effectively.

In addition to these, students are encouraged to participate in various inter-collegiate, state level and national level competitions. National festivals are observed. Special prizes are given to the students, who bring honours to the college by securing place in various events.

The college has been producing good results consistently. The students of M.Sc., Microbiology secured 100% results and all first classes. The first batch obtained first and second ranks in the University Examinations. MBA & MCA results are also good, students securing distinctions in large number. Similarly the students of M.Sc., & B.Sc., Biotechnology secured university ranks during April 2005 examinations.

Criterion VI - Organisation and Management
Brindavan College manages a large number of students (including foreign) and staff of both teaching and non-teaching. The college functions as a single unit, even though it is located in two different campus. Important decisions are taken after due consultation with all the HODs. Everybody is kept informed of the college activities. There are nine sub committees functioning in the college. The process of admissions, examinations, financing etc. are co-ordinated by the respective committees. The college gives special care in dealing with students' activities through NSS unit. As part of welfare schemes for academic community, loan and medical facilities are given. Special attempts are made to evaluate both the teaching and non-teaching staff. Ticket booking centers, concession forms of Air and Rail travel, forms of obtaining monthly bus passes, support to overseas students etc are effectively managed by the college. Staffs are recruited only on the basis of merit. Self-appraisal method is effectively adapted to evaluate the performance of teaching staff. The regular conducting of workshops gives enough opportunity for skill up-gradation of non-teaching staff. They are also encouraged to use computers, internet etc. Periodical analysis of audits ensures proper management of funds allocated for different agencies.

Criterion VII - Healthy Practices
One committee was constituted to ensure the quality of academic and administrative efficiency.

10 MoUs with industry / other agencies and 8 internship with industries are obtained by the college.

The college has introduced innovative courses like, BCA, MCA, MBA, M.Sc. Biotechnology and M.Sc. Applied genetics.

Special lectures are arranged to get students in touch with the existing value systems.

The college celebrates national functions to promote nationalism and respect for the country.

To ensure the overall development of the college, teachers, alumni, and parents are kept in touch constantly.

An effective women empowerment cell is functioning.

Top rankers at the examination are encouraged by the management by giving incentives such as fee exemptions, financial supports etc,.

Section 3 - Overall Analysis
Brindavan College, erstwhile known as National First Grade College is a well known institution of higher learning and education. Over the years the college has established an escalating legacy of innovative thinkers and exceptional standards of academic excellence. The peer team wishes the institution for all the good work undertaken to excel in academic realms.

Peer team appreciates
The dedication of teaching and non-teaching staff

Judicious financial management

Courage taken to admit foreign students

Boldness of the college to introduce recent innovative academic programmes.

For having effective, well structured and well planned feedback mechanism.

Self-appraisal by staff, students' assessment of teachers.

For the effective learner-centered learning process.

For ensuring quality of both teachers and non-teaching staff.

Considering merit as the sole criterion for admission and recruitment.

Special care is being given to foreign students regarding their registration and travel arrangements.

Constant efforts to undertake research projects.

Having sufficient infrastructural facilities.

The success rate of the college in getting student placements soon after the completion of the courses.

Constituting different committees and distributing responsibilities for smooth functioning of the college.

Secular credentials of the college.

Dress code for both staff and students.

The Login ID & Password given to each student on the college website enables the parents to know about the attendance and progress of their wards.

Awards and incentives given to the Best Teachers by the management.

Publication of 'Bunyaad', the college magazine giving platform to the staff and students to exhibit their talents and creative skills.

The inventions of Water Drop Counting Machine and Auto Toothpaste Dispensing Machine by a student of the college.

The intensive English course conducted by the English department to all the freshers in collaboration with Linguaphone Institute, London.

The interest evinced by the Chairman and his active involvement in the development of the college.

Recommendations
As many students from other countries are enrolled much care should be given for organizing seminars and conferences of international importance.

As part of faculty improvement, teachers should be encouraged to take part in refresher or orientation programmes conducting by the UGC Academic Staff Colleges.

The Alumni Association formed recently, may be strengthened.

Teachers may be encouraged to obtain M.Phil or Ph.D degrees.

Teachers may be encouraged to participate in seminars and conferences and present papers.

More funds may be allocated to the library for purchase of books.

More care should be given to value based education.

The college should take steps to get UGC recognition under section 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act.

The Peer team is thankful to the Principal, Chairman of the Managing Committee, Staff Members, Students, Alumni and Parents for the co-operation extended in completing the assessment exercise as per the requirements of the NAAC.

Dr. Vidyavati
Chairperson

Dr. John Kattakayam
Member Coordinator

Dr. Major Syed Shahabudden
Member

Dr. S.T.R. Raja
Principal

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