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Lalbahadur Sastry Government Arts Science and Commerce College RT Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka
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Dinnoor Road, Jayamahal Extn.
Dinnur Main road, R.T.Nagar
Bangalore Urban
Bangalore (District Bangalore)
Karnataka, India
Pin Code : 560032


Lalbahadur Sastry Government Arts Science and Commerce College RT Nagar, Bangalore Karnataka is a recognised institute / college. Status: Govt College. Lalbahadur Sastry Government Arts Science and Commerce College RT Nagar, Bangalore Karnataka is also known as LBS Government FIRST GRADE COLLEGE. Lalbahadur Sastry Government Arts Science and Commerce College RT Nagar, Bangalore Karnataka was established on / in 1994.


Lalbahadur Sastry Government Arts Science and Commerce College RT Nagar 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.

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Website of Lalbahadur Sastry Government Arts Science and Commerce College RT Nagar, Bangalore Karnataka is https://gfgc.kar.nic.in/rtnagar/.


Contact Details of Lalbahadur Sastry Government Arts Science and Commerce College RT Nagar, Bangalore Karnataka are : 080-23431526
Dr. JAGADISH K N, Associate Professor



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Lalbahadur Sastry Government Arts Science and Commerce College RT Nagar, Bangalore Karnataka runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
B.A,B.B.A,B.Sc,B.C.A, B.Com,M.COM

Approval details: Lalbahadur Sastry Government Arts Science and Commerce College RT Nagar is affiliated with Bangalore University, Bangalore (Karnataka)

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About Us
The Institution was established in the year 1994. It is housed at a Jayamahal segment of Bangalore City, which is a minority bound region providing education to all sects of people.The present institution in its primal period was functioning under the banner of ayamahal Government First Grade College in a rented building on CBI Road, Ganganagar, Bangalore during 1993 – 1999. It was shifted to the present new building in the year 1999. It was rechristened as Lal Bahadur Shastri Government First Grade College, in remembrance of the great freedom fighter. Setting with a new vision, mission goals and ives, began to function by providing an inclusive education to all sects of people. Presently there are totally 334 boy and 433 girl students studying including 2 Physically Challenged Candidates. To meet the sufficient workload there are 37 faculties working, they have been encouraged to attend seminars, conferences, workshops training related to academic and teaching skills. Modern aids and innovative teaching and methodology are adhered for the benefit of stakeholders. IAQC cell exists enables the committees to execute its activities as per the Programme of IQAC plan of action.

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NAAC report of LBS Government FIRST GRADE COLLEGE

SECTION 1 - INTRODUCTION
Lal Bahadur Shastri Govt. First Grade College, Bangalore, Karnataka State, is a co-educational, urban-based institution which was established in the year 1993. It is affiliated to Bangalore University and is not yet recognized under Sections 2f and 12B of the UGC Act. The College was started to fulfill the aspirations of the students belonging to the socially and economically under-privileged sections of the society. Till 1999 the college was housed in a rented building at Jayamahal segment of Bangalore city. With the completion of a permanent building in the R. T. Nagar of Bangalore city, the college moved into its own building in the year 1999 and at present is functioning from this place. At first the college was named as 'Jayamahal Govt. First Grade College', but was renamed in memory of the late Prime Minister, Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri, as 'Lal Bahadur Shastri Govt. First Grade College'.

The college is presently offering three degree programs viz., B. Com; B. A; and B. B. M. The B.B.M was started in the current academic year. The total students' strength yearwise in B.Com, B. A and B.B.M is as follows:

B. Com I yr - 90 (Boys-53, girls-37), II yr - 67 (Boys-35, Girls-32), III yr - 48 (Boys-29, Girls-19); B. A. I yr- 21 (Boys-10, girls-11), II yr - 19 (Boys-8, Girls-11), III yr - 28 (Boys-15, Girls-13); BBM I yr - 38 (Boys-25, Girls-13). The total strength of the college is accordingly 311. The medium of instruction in B.B.M and B.Com is English and in B. A it is Kannada. B. A. is offered with one combination, viz., History, Economics and Political Science.

There are 14 permanent teachers including the Principal, one Physical Culture Director and one librarian. Except the librarian, who is drawing state pay-scale, all others are drawing UGC pay-scale. Three teachers are working as guest lecturers. The college has 10 supporting permanent staff.

The college is located on a campus measuring about 2,210 sq. mts. and also has the advantage of utilizing a small municipal corporation's playground in front of the college.

The College volunteered to be assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore by submitting its Self Study Report (SSR) in December 2003. Accordingly, a Peer Team was constituted, consisting of Prof. V. Ramakistayya, former Vice-Chancellor Osmania University , Hyderabad, as Chairman, Prof. K. K. Rajappan Achari, former Principal and Head of the Post Graduate Department of Commerce, S.V.R N.S.S. College, Vazhoor, Kottayam, Kerala, Prof. R. Rukmani, Principal, Dr.M.G.R - Janaki College of Arts and Science College, Chennai as members. Dr. M.S. Shyamsundar was the Co-ordinating Officer. The Peer team visited the college on 13th and 14th September, 2004.

The Peer team perused and analysed the SSR of the College carefully and visited the various departments, verified the academic, co-curricular, extracurricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution. The Peer Team interacted with the College Development Council, the Principal, the Members of the teaching staff, the Non-teaching staff, the Students, the Parents, the Alumni and other components of the College on the days of visit. During the institutional visit the team went through all the relevant documents made available. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the members of the Peer Team have taken the following value judgement. The assessment under various criteria and the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are given in the following pages.

SECTION 2: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion - I: Curricular Aspects
The mission of the college is to provide everyone, irrespective of their social background, an opportunity to pursue higher education to empower themselves. In accordance with their mission, 95% of the students are from the economically backward sections of the society. The teachers help them to enrich their knowledge, skills and thereby develop positive attitudes to meet the challenges of life.

Affiliated to the Bangalore University, the curriculum reflects the mission and goals of the University.

The College at present is offering under-graduate courses in Arts, Commerce and Management.

As an affiliated college, it follows the syllabi prescribed by the University in the non-semester (annual) pattern for II and III years and semester pattern for the I year. Non-core options are available to the students. To introduce a new program, within the regulations of the present University system, the college takes a year and BBM has been the course offered in this academic year 2004-2005.

Two Teachers are on the Board of Studies and Text Book Committees of the University. Recently, two from Commerce Department, one from English Department, one each from History and Economics Departments have attended workshops on I semester syllabus at Bangalore. All matters relating to academic activities, sports, Library and other facilities are annually reviewed and audited by the Local Inquiry Committee of the University.

Faculty members have attended Orientation Programmes, Refresher Courses, Seminars and workshops, thereby updating their knowledge in their relevant fields and seek promotion under Career Advancement Scheme.

Criterion - II: Teaching - Learning And Evaluation
Admission to the various courses of study is through their academic records. The college offers to the educationally disadvantaged students, Bridge courses for English language. Remedial Courses for the students of the Departments of Commerce, Arts and Languages are conducted three months prior to the commencement of the Annual Examination.

The distribution of work and the allocation of syllabus is done by the respective Heads of departments (HODs) and the teaching plan assures the timely coverage of the syllabus. Teachers maintain work diaries and are monitored by the HOD and the Principal every month. Periodical tests and a model exam are conducted by the Departments.

The lecture method is supplemented by maps and newspaper cuttings, Group Discussions, Seminars and interactions with the students. College tests and examination dates are made known to the students as well as the passing standards and regularity of attendance in classes. The College has schemes to monitor the overall performance of the students at the beginning of the year. University exam results help the Departments in identifying the strengths and weaknesses and finding suitable remedies. Government arranges recruitment of staff either through transfer or deputation. There is a provision of appointment of guest lecturers at the college level according to the exigencies of the situation.

Four teachers have participated in the National (2) and State (5) Seminars and one has acted as a Resource person. Self-appraisal method is being followed using the format supplied by the Commissionerate of Collegiate Education. In cases where improvement is needed, the Principal counsels the concerned teachers. Students also evaluate the teachers as per the directions of the Directorate of Collegiate Education. Students evaluation of the campus-experience is collected in an informal manner ie. oral feedback through informal gatherings.

TQM workshop was conducted by the College in 2003 in association with Maharani's Arts College and MES College. A series of lectures have been organized through the NGO, Samvada, Economics Forum and the Languages Department.

Criterion - III: Research, Consultancy And Extension
Three teachers have been awarded Ph.D. and two teachers have registered for M. Phil and two more teachers are pursuing Ph. D degree program. A teacher in Kannada Department is supervising six Doctoral Research Scholars.

The College has a designated teacher holding additional charge to monitor extension activities of the college. The Cultural Association is the centre of extension activities and relate to Community Development, Health and Hygiene, AIDS and Environmental Awareness, Blood Donation, Medical Camp and Social work. The College has conducted some programs in association with the NGOs viz. Samvada and Jagruti. The College celebrated the Yuva-Janotsava highlighting the life, philosophy and achievements of Swami Vivekananda.

Criterion - IV: Infrastructure And Learning Resources
The infrastructure is maintained by the Public Works Department of the Karnataka State. The Supporting staff of the college keeps the campus clean and pollution free along with some NSS volunteers.

The college working hours are 10 am to 5.30 pm and the teaching hours are 10.30 am to 5 pm. They have a Library Advisory Committee. The Library is equipped with a Book Bank facility for SC/ST students. The central library is yet to be computerised. The College Library has 7591 books and three periodicals.

The College has indoor games facility in the Campus, and Bangalore City Corporation playground is utilised for outdoor games. Participants at various level are given allowances, sports wear and outstanding sports persons are awarded during the Sports Day function. College won the University Championship for weightlifting and Best Physique team (for three consecutive years). The college has no Hostel but six students are accommodated in community run hostels.

CRITERION - V: STUDENTS SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The dropout rate has been on the decline - 24 students in 2001-02, and 13 in 2002 - 03. The number of students who have progressed to Post-graduate studies after 2000 is estimated at 23. Some of the positions held by the Alumni are Police Constables, employees in private companies, teachers in schools, computer instructors, etc.

The College started publishing its Prospectus from this year. Apart from the fee concession given to economically backward students, a variety of scholarships are available for the student community.

The College has not yet created an Employee / Placement cell, but all the same lectures on career guidance and job opportunities are arranged in association with Bangalore University. The College has trained counselors to offer personal and academic counseling in an informal manner. The criteria of admission are made available by the Admission Committee by displaying it on the college notice board.

Criterion - VI: Organisation And Management
There is a College Development Council (CDC) constituted by the Directorate of Collegiate Education consisting of the local MLA who is its Chairman. Other persons belonging to industry, social work etc. are also nominated as members to this body. The Council lays down the broad guidelines for the development of the institution.

The internal coordinating and monitoring has been classified as two components viz. Academic and Administration. For the former, different committees consisting of teaching staff are constituted to assist the Principal. The administration is assisted by the members of the teaching staff. The Local Inquiry Committee visits the college annually and has made certain academic recommendations. Internal Audit is done by the Directorate of College Education. The efficiency of the non-teaching staff is monitored by the Office Superintendent and the Principal.

The time-table committee looks into the Academic Calendar of the College. The College has imparted computer training, conducted Kannada language classes for non-Kannadigas and training classes in administration to its non-teaching staff.

There has been a progressive revision of the college fees. The welfare programs relate to Book Bank, scholarships, etc. They have no specific grievance cell. However, the teachers and the Principal attend to the students' problems. The Principal also redresses the grievances of the staff.

The members of the staff (both teaching & non-teaching) can avail the following loans- Festival, Motor vehicle, Housing, Computer, GPF etc provided they have put in at least five years of regular service. The seniority of the applicant and the availability of funds also determine the sanction of certain loans.

The purchase of major items by the college is as per the procedures laid down by the Karnataka Financial Code-quotations to be got from three firms and the lowest bidder to be considered for the supply of materials.

TQM programme was conducted by the college. A Disciplinary Action Committee is constituted every year. The Committee looks into the behavior of the students and information passed on to the Parents. Periodic lectures by eminent personalities are arranged for the Students.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The Principal monitors the committees formed for academic and administrative aspects. The punctuality of the staff is checked by the Principal and sometimes by surprise visits of higher authorities. Feedback from the students is an effective quality control. Work diaries are checked by the HODs and the Principal.

Students are given insights into values of life -Patriotism, communal harmony, commitment to work, sincerity and respect to elders. All major traditional festivals are observed with zeal and enthusiasm Civic responsibilities are imparted through NSS, sports and cultural activities. The students participated in a rally in 2002 to create an awareness to keep the city clean.

Efforts are being taken in promoting the student capacity to learn, through home assignments, Group Discussions etc., and in enhancing communication skills and numerical skills.

SECTION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS
Lal Bahadur Shastri Govt. First Grade College during the last 11 years of its existence, has been striving to spread higher education among students mainly belonging to socially and economically disadvantaged sections of the society. The fee charged by this institution is very low compared to private colleges. Students are also awarded number of scholarships to support them financially. The college has permanent staff for nearly 90% of teaching workload and also has a permanent physical director and a librarian. It has permanent buildings sufficient to meet the present requirements. Taking into consideration the demand for B.B.M degree program, the college started the same from this academic year and is planning to run more demand-oriented degree programs in future. However, the Peer team would like to draw the attention of the institution to the following areas of concern:

The college is not yet recognized under 2f and 12B of the UGC Act. The peer team is happy to know that the Principal has already initiated steps in this direction. It is desirable that the process is expedited and recognition is obtained on a priority basis.

The intake into various courses offered by the college is low. As against the permitted strength of 60 students into B. A. the college has 21, 19 and 28 students in first, second and third year respectively. The Peer team is happy to know that the Principal and the faculty are seized of this issue and have already initiated certain steps for overcoming this problem by contacting the families around the institution. The intake in B.B.M degree program started this year also needs improvement. It is a matter of happiness that due to the efforts of the institution the intake in B.Com I year this year has improved considerably. The Peer team suggests that efforts should continue to get greater intake for all the degree programs to justify their viability.

The B.Sc degree with Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science is presently suspended for lack of demand and the Peer team is informed that there is a proposal to renew B.Sc degree program with a new combination viz., Physics, Mathematics and Electronics. The team suggests that the college may carefully examine the demand for this course and the availability of the facilities in the institution to run this program successfully.

The recently started BBM degree program needs strengthening in terms of appointment of permanent teaching staff and additions to library.

Linkages with industry, business and corporate sector are essential for successful running of BBM and B.Com degree programs. Steps may be initiated in this direction.

A full-fledged computer lab may be established on a priority basis in view of the importance of computer awareness for students belonging to all branches of learning.

More periodicals and journals need to be subscribed for meeting the requirements of BBM and other students.

Monitoring of students' attendance may be strengthened. Periodical, say monthly, display of the names of the students falling short of attendance and regular counseling by the teachers to the students for motivating them to attend classes regularly may be systematized.

The Peer team is of the opinion that the college should strengthen it existing programs in Commerce (B.Com), Management (BBM) and Arts (B.A) and enhance its image in the market before launching new programs. Instead, value- addition programs may be started for the students of the college to improve their employability prospects.

Results of B.Com need to be improved by conducting remedial classes, if necessary. More practical orientation needs to be given by exposing them to practical aspects of business, commerce and industry.

Career guidance needs strengthening. Students coming from socially and economically disadvantaged sections of the society need to be informed regarding the job opportunities in public and private sectors of the economy and in State and Central Government Departments. Information relating to various competitive examinations held by various Public Service Commissions and other recruitment agencies may also be made available to the students. For this purpose, a separate room may be earmarked and information on the above lines may be displayed on a continuous basis. In course of time, some coaching facilities may also be provided to the students.

At present, three teachers working in the college hold Ph. D degree. Some have registered for this program. The college may encourage the teachers to complete their doctoral programs and undertake minor and major research projects by seeking assistance from different funding agencies.

Seminars and workshops may be organized regularly for the benefit of the faculty and the serious students pursuing various courses of study. More extension lectures may also be organized.

Higher education in India is passing through a critical stage. Its relevance and utility to the society is being questioned in various quarters of the society in view of the inability of most of the graduates coming out of the institutions of higher learning not finding opportunities for making a living. In this background, it becomes necessary that the students having the required potential and inclination be encouraged to become 'job makers' instead of 'job seekers'. For this purpose, the college may think of having an 'Entrepreneurship Development Cell' which will regularly arrange interactive seminars/sessions between students and successful businesspersons, industrialists and other entrepreneurs. This will eventually generate job-making culture among some students, which is the need of the hour in India.

It is necessary that the college, in cooperation with the Directorate of Collegiate Education, prepares a vision document stretching over a period of five to seven years incorporating the strategies it would adopt to meet the challenges emerging out of the changing scenario in higher education.

The peer team places on record its appreciation of the institution's cooperation and hospitality extended to them during the visit.

Prof. V. Ramakistayya, Chairman

Prof. K. K. Rajappan Achari , Member

Prof. R. Rukmani, Member

Name of the Principal :Prof. H. G. Pankaja

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