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PES Degree College, Bangalore, Karnataka


PES Degree College, Bangalore, Karnataka
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BNSK 1st Stage, 50 Feet Road, Hanumantha Nagar
Karnataka, India

PES Degree College, Bangalore Karnataka is a recognised institute / college.
PES Degree 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, District.

Contact Details of PES Degree College, Bangalore Karnataka are : Telephone: +91-80-26529391, 26679646

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PES Degree College, Bangalore Karnataka runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).

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NAAC report of PES Degree College

Section I : Preface
The PES Degree College, Bangalore, Karnataka was established by the Peoples Education Society (PES) in July, 1980. The PES was founded in the year 1972 by Prof. M. R. Doreswamy, a dynamic and multi-faceted personality. The college is affiliated to the Bangalore University. The management of the Peoples Education Society is running thirteen educational institutions other than PES Degree College. The College is situated in a campus area of 2.25 acres. The built up area of the Unit -I Hanumathnagar Campus is 7255 Sq. mts. This includes Principal's Chamber, Office, 27 Class rooms, 9 Laboratories, Library, Auditorium, Indoor Stadium, Conference Room and Ladies Waiting Room. The built up area of Unit-II PESIT Campus is 4371 Sq. mts.. The remaining departments such as Department of Business Management, Department of Computer Applications and Department of Biotechnology (PG) are situated in unit-II, which is approximately 3 Kms away from Unit-I campus. The total built up area of the PES College is 11,626 Sq. mts. The College provides co-education and caters mainly to the needs of the rural, as well as, the urban students.
The mission of the Society is to provide the students a sound sense of history, an understanding of values and ethics, a commitment to law and morality, an appreciation of human creativity and an analytical enquiring mind. The specific goals and objectives of the College are to make the College to emerge as one of the best colleges in all disciplines. Every student should be prepared effectively and competently for the real world and to groom every student of the College so that he can acquire a distinct personality in tune with the objectives of the Society, the College has set its goals to provide value-based, disciplined, socially committed, and scientifically sound education to students so as to prepare them for becoming responsible citizens of India. The admission is open to all irrespective of caste, creed, gender and nationality. The College strives hard to promote national integration and to achieve goals as enshrined in the Constitution.

Presently, the College has a faculty strength of 86(26 permanent and 60 temporary staff) as against the strength of 1965 students. There are 14 teachers with Ph. D. qualification and 6 are M. Phil.. The Management of the College has striven hard to make the institution cater to the modern day needs. The institution is run on grant-in-aid and self-finance basis. The College has UG and PG courses in Faculty of Science and Bachelor of Commerce and Business Management Course in the Faculty of Commerce. The recently started Bachelor of Business Management is run on self-financing basis. The College has been recognized by UGC under 2f and 12B, from April, 1989.

The College authorities volunteered that the institution is to be subjected to assessment and accreditation by National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore. A self-study report along with all supportive documents was submitted. NAAC constituted a Peer Team with Prof. C.K.Kokate (Chairman), Former Vice-Chancellor, Kakatiya University, Dr.S.V.Sudheer, Principal, Sree Narayana College, Cherthala, Kerala, and Prof. Prakash .G. Puranik, Director, PG Department and Research Academy, Sevadal Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur, Maharashtra, as Members. Dr. M.S. Shyamasundar, Deputy Advisor, NAAC, functioned as the Co-Ordinating Officer for the assessment and accreditation process.

The Peer Team visited the College on 22-23 December, 2004. It had detailed discussion on matters related to academic programmes, curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities with the staff. The team visited the departments and interacted with the Principal, teachers, non-teaching staff and students. The team visited common facilities, class rooms, laboratories and sports facilities, and also met members of the Management, Parents and Alumni Association.

During the onsite visit, the Peer Team organized meetings and held discussions with various constituents of the institution as per the scheduled programme. The team has verified various documents related to the College and its activities. After visiting the institution and examining the system, policies, procedures and infrastructural facilities, the team makes the following criterion-wise analysis and overall observations and suggestions.

Section 2 : Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion 1 : Curricular Aspects
The Management expects that the student should not only gain depth and breadth in his chosen area of specialization, but also get a holistic set of skills that should equip him to face the real world. The mission of the College is to help the students to realize their goals in an increasingly competitive world. There are two faculties in the College. The Faculty of Science offers Undergraduate and Post Graduate courses while, Faculty of Commerce offers Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business Management course.

The College offers 11 programme options - 9 at Graduate level and 2 at Post-Graduate level. The programmes offered are: 1) Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com.) 2) Bachelor of Business Management (B.B.M) 3) Bachelor of Computer Applications (B.C.A.) 4) Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) 5) Bachelor of Science (Microbiology) 6) Bachelor of Science (Genetics) 7) Bachelor of Science (PMCs) 8) Bachelor of Science (EMCs) 9) Bachelor of Science (PCM) 10) Master of Science (Biotechnology) and 11) Master of Science (Microbiology). The temporal plan of academic work of the College is semester system for first year of under graduate courses and annual system for second and final years of B.Com., B.Sc. and BBM.. BCA and M.Sc. programmes follow semester systems. There are various options available to the students in Science, Commerce and Business Management. The languages include English, Kannada, Hindi, Sanskrit, and Telugu.

The undergraduate programmes equip the students for higher studies in the related disciplines. A good number of courses are career-oriented. The academic work is undertaken in the College with a view to achieving the goals and objectives of offering science and commerce education to the aspiring students.

The College is affiliated to the Bangalore University, which frames the curricula for different courses. Some faculty members who are members of the Board of studies of the University, contribute their ideas and thinking in this regard at the Board meetings to make appropriate decisions.

The College has structured the delivery of education into distinct modules of its own. The goals of the College are transmitted through very special programmes like Campus Wide Quality Improvement Programme (CWQIP) Total Student Development Programme (TSP), Academic Support Programme (ASP), Personality Enhancement Programme (PEP), Industry on Campus (IOC) and Community Outreach Programme (COP). The College collects the feed back from academic peers and use that input to modify and redesign its programme within the frame work of University requirement.

Criterion II : Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
Admission of students is based on the academic merit in their qualifying examination and performance in the interview. Admissions to the programmes like BBM, BCA and M.Sc. are based on entrance tests conducted by the College. Admission for B.Com is based on marks in qualifying examination. The students undergo orientation programme based on which the department is liable to identify the level of knowledge of the students with reference to the programme.

The College has a faculty strength of 86 (26 permanent and 60 temporary), as against a student strength of 1965. Individual faculty members focus on the development/happenings in their respective fields.

Weaker students undergo a programme called Academic Support Programme. The students of the College are identified on the basis of their performance in the test examination. This programme is handled by the faculties of the respective subjects after the College hours. Bridge courses are conducted by the Departments of Commerce, Management and Computer Applications.

Each teacher of the College prepares yearly and monthly teaching plans at the beginning of the academic year. The syllabi are split up over the number of teaching hours available to them. Teachers follow the schedule as per the lesson plan. The respective Heads of the Departments monitor the implementation of the teaching plan. Arrangements are made to complete the courses during the holidays, if necessary. Learner-centered teaching methods using audio-visual aids such as OHPs, multimedia projector, charts, models, maps and posters, are available. These methods are more extensively used in courses like Biotechnology, Microbiology, BBM and BCA.. The seminars, guest lectures, group discussions, home assignments and study tours need to be strengthened.

The students are given details about the percentage of marks allotted for tests, examinations, attendance, report/presentation, etc.. The success rate varies from 67% to 100% in different courses during the year 2003 -2004. The University First and Second ranks were bagged by the students of Microbiology in the previous years.
In an academic year a student takes up two tests, a mid-term test and a pre-final/preparatory examination. The system of conducting On-Line test by Department of Computer Science for the benefit of students of all the departments has been introduced recently.

The College follows the norms prescribed by the Government and University in the procedure of selection of teaching staff. The practice of appointing temporary teachers to meet the staff requirements is a positive measure taken by the College. The selection Committee of the PES is headed by the Founder-Secretary and two members of the Management are nominated on it. The candidates short-listed by the Selection Committee are asked to give demonstration lectures. Thereafter, the Principal elicits opinions of the Heads of Departments and the students and then makes recommendations to the Founder Chairman. Appointment of the visiting staff is a decision left to the discretion of the Principal and is subject to the approval of the Management. The College has sufficient resources and also the support of Management in this regard. The strength of temporary staff is more than 70 percent and majority of them are paid consolidated salary by the Management.

Self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the faculty in teaching has been introduced recently. The self-appraisal method of the quality of teaching was earlier in practice only for the management-recruited members of the faculty. The Department of Computer Applications has, all along, been conducting a Teacher Appraisal and has been analyzing the results statistically.

The teaching staff members may be advised to complete their M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes where ever necessary, as around 75 percent of the teachers hold post graduate qualification only. The Principal receives the student's feedback on teacher's performance. The information obtained is shared with the teachers individually to obtain their responses through discussion with the Principal. It helps to strengthen the teaching-learning process and to offer constructive guidance to them. The Management is kept fully informed about the results of the appraisal. In cases where the problem has not been resolved despite advice and opportunities for improvement, the promotion/increment is deferred. In extreme cases and as a last resort, the Management may terminate the services of erring faculty member.

Four teachers have availed FIP in last five years. Some of the teachers have participated in refresher courses at National level. More number of teachers may be encouraged to attend and actively participate in national and international level academic conferences / seminars / workshops. The College has organized the workshops for the graduate-level Teachers of Genetics, Kannada, Commerce, English and Hindi. A national level one day seminar was also organized by the department of Hindi. The College is advised to organize state and national level academic events regularly.

Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
Though the College is not a research center, few teachers of Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Languages are engaged in research work. Ten faculty members are engaged in research as part time research scholars and the College encourages teachers to take up research activities. One teacher of Department of Computer Science has been identified for Early Faculty Induction Programme of the AICTE. There are five research papers published in reputed International Journals in last five years by the faculty members of Biotechnology. A Minor Research Project is sanctioned to the Department of Chemistry. Five text books have been published by the teachers of Departments of Computer Science and Chemistry.

The extension activities of the College include Community Development, Health and Hygiene Awareness, Adult Education and Literacy, AIDS Awareness, Social Work, Medical camp, Blood Donation Camp, Environmental Awareness, Community Housing, Vocational Training programme, etc.. These are generally carried out by NSS and NCC. The students actively participate in these activities.

The staff and students of the College are also involved in various society - oriented activities in association with different NGOs. One such activity is the support extended to the Government Schools adopted by the Management for over all development. The College is advised to undertake consultancy projects using the expertise available with it.

Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College has built up accommodation in terms of number of classrooms, laboratories, central library, staff rooms, and computer center. The College has been able to meet effectively the need for augmenting the infrastructure to keep pace with the academic growth. The College ensures optimum utilization of the infrastructure facilities including library, science laboratories and computer center, as well as, the play ground.

The class rooms are available from 8.30 am. to 5.30 pm.. Various departments run their classes on a pre-determined shift basis. On Sundays and other holidays neighboring schools and other institutions are utilizing the class rooms for their requirements such as holding yoga classes, lecturers, etc. Many other local bodies, banks and other institutions such as IIM are using the class room facilities for conducting their competitive and entrance examinations.

The laboratories are being used between 8 am. and 6 pm.. The various departments use laboratories on shift basis. The class rooms are spacious, well furnished and well ventilated. The laboratories are spacious, well equipped and maintained systematically. The management has taken keen interest in providing and maintaining all equipments and instruments in the laboratories of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Computer Science. The instrumentation pertaining to the experiments in Immunology and Molecular Biology is excellent. The Software programs developed by Department of Computer Science are commendable. The short term Tally course conducted by Department of Commerce is appreciable.

The College library is open from 9 am. to 5 pm. for the convenience of the students. There is an advisory committee for the College library. The library is housed in the College building with a spacious hall and facilities for reference section and reading room. There are around 22,000 books in the library. It has subscribed for 27 journals and periodicals, inclusive of dailies. Photocopying machine has been provided to the library to meet the needs of the students. The internet facility is also available to the students for downloading the information available on the net for their references. The activities such as lending of books, purchase of books, lending of audio-visual material, book bank, stock verification, etc. are needed to be computerized.

There is a central computer facility in the College. The working hours of the Computer Center are from 12 noon to 7 pm. The Center is accessible on all working days. The computers and accessories are supported with the needed application software. There is Annual Maintenance Contract for the Computers.

The health services are available to the students, members of the teaching and non-teaching staff. The College has an arrangement with the KR Hospital, Bangalore, under which the students of the College are eligible for concessional, diagnostic and medical services.

The College Auditorium is spacious and is also used by the neighboring schools for conducting educational and cultural programmes. The auditorium is also made available for socially relevant and useful activities. The College quadrangle has been used by many primary and middle schools for holding their sports competitions and to hold their Sports Day. The facilities for outdoor games such as Cricket, Volley-ball, Football, Throw ball, Basket ball, Lawn Tennis, Ball badminton, and also the facilities for track and field events and Gymnasium are available which are shared facilities with other institutions. The College has facilities for indoor games like table tennis, shuttle badminton, chess and carrom. Sports persons are encouraged by giving them medals, cash awards, mementos, certificates etc.. The College has represented in sports at regional, national and international levels.

A Grievance Redressal Committee has been set up at the College. The grievances are generally related to academic, examination and hostel issues. The committee meets as and when required to sort out problems of the students.

The Girls and Boys Hostel are shared facility with sister institutions. Nearly 15 percent of the students avail hostel facility. The hostels are well furnished and well maintained.

Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
The College believes in an integrated development of the student and provides necessary assistance to facilitate their progression. The College issues a new Prospectus once in two years. The periodically updated prospectus and website of the College provide necessary information to the students. It contains information regarding the management, significant features of the College, goals and objectives, courses, admission eligibility, rules and regulations, extra curricular and co-curricular activities, fee-structure, etc. In addition to these, supplements from departments convey the necessary departmental information.

Systematic collection of feed back from students on all issues relating to teaching, sports, infrastructure, etc. is regularly done. The suggestions are invited through interaction with parents, and also through personal interview with the students. The inputs so collected are analyzed and used for effecting improvements in every aspect of the functioning of the College. The follow -up action is taken by the management of the College, whenever feasible.

The College collects Rs. 10/- from each student as student welfare fund. The 60% of the amount is distributed to the applicants and remaining 40% is handed over to the concerned departments.

The College has an Employment Cell and also two placement officers who offer career counseling to the students. One placement officer deals with the commerce related studies and the other one with applied sciences. The placement officers identify the companies that are potential employers for students. Financial assistance is available to limited number of students from the State and Central Government, as freeships and scholarships. The Management gives cash prizes to the deserving students.

The Alumni Association is recently formed with around 250 members. The College explores the placement possibilities for students at places where the Alumni are in key position in various walks of life.

The overseas students are admitted to the College on the basis of benchmarking performance against other students in the past, using e-assessment tool, aptitude test and interview. One window admission service, special accommodation, individual courses, English skill development laboratory and single point support for all related issues, etc. are the various support services provided to the overseas students.

The students have recreational facilities for indoor and outdoor games, cultural programmes, and reading. One of the students have won Silver Medal in Broad Jump and Bronze Medal in 100 meters race at Para-Olympic Games held at Hong Kong in the year 2003 - 2004. One girl student represented the State at the 48th and 49th National Ball Badminton tournament and was honoured with 'Star of India' award. Other two girls represented Bangalore University in Inter-University Ball Badminton Tournament. The College magazine DARPANA is published every year covering articles written by students. The career guidance and counseling services need to be given special emphasis particularly, to the students hailing from rural areas, as most of the students are first generation learners.

Criterion VI : Organisation and Management
The Management of PES Society has 13 members who are well qualified and experienced persons drawn from different walks of life. The Founder Secretary and the Director of the society are committed and disciplined academicians with focused vision for development of institutions capable of imparting quality education.

The College has an effective internal co-ordination and monitoring mechanism consisting of a well-planned and cohesive working of the various departmental heads. All the HODs and faculty members act in co-ordination in several academic activities like framing of the time table, sharing of laboratories, etc.. For internal co-ordination and monitoring, the Director - Academics co-ordinates with the Administrative Officer.

The efficiency of the non-teaching staff is continuously checked through mandatory maintenance of 'Work-done Diaries' and the feed-back received from faculty and students. The staff is rotated in all the departments to ensure their uniform efficiency in all types of work. The College follows the fee structure for various academic programmes as fixed by the University and the State Government. The changes in the fee structure are made from time to time as per the directives from the University and the Government.

The College has the practice of using the services of internal auditors to ensure the use of proper accounting practices. All accounts are subject to internal audit. The College has incurred 81.31% on the academic services, while the percentage of expenditure on administrative and other common services is 16.55 during 2003 - 2004. Percentage of expenditure on student welfare services is 2.14% of the total budget. The College had a deficit budget in the last two years. The deficit was made good by the Management.

There is no formal scheme for grant of loans to teaching and non-teaching staff members of the College. But the Management may advance interest free loan to the employees against the salary deduction based upon the purpose for which the loan is required. In special cases like medical emergencies etc., loans are granted as per requirement.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
The College has rigorous appraisal method for both the teachers and the students. The College has adopted the mechanism for internal quality checks. Under the Faculty Appraisal, the students individually assess their teachers by answering a questionnaire and the inputs thus obtained are processed. Weak and less motivated students are identified early in the year and put on extra coaching and training. The teachers go through a system of self-appraisal, which, in turn, is reviewed by the Principal and Management.

The College has sensitized to latest managerial concepts. Strategic planning is a continuous process in the College. Infrastructure, course mix, growth of institutions, personal and resource planning, etc. are the areas under the minute planning of the College. The Principal, the Heads of Departments, the Academic Director and the Manager of Administration constitute the Core Team for running the College. The College has decentralized decision making system, which ensures quick and effective resolution of issues.

Involvement of a sizable section of teachers in number of committees is observed. The students are also given adequate representation on sports and games, College magazine and cultural committees. The College provides a sound platform to the desirous students so that maximum students are motivated to participate in extra-curricular activities. The participation of the students in various activities conducted in the College through different committees helps to explore the hidden talents of the students. Special English Communication -written and oral- classes are held for needy students.

The College attaches great significance to imparting moral and life values among the students as part of their education. The Institution concentrates on holistic development of the students to make them better citizens of tomorrow. The students are involved in the activities like Socially Useful Productive Work (SUPW), and adopting villages to conduct medical, literacy, hygiene, water, blood-donation camps, etc. Apart from these activities, the students are involved in programmes such as tree planting, literacy programmes, enacting street plays with social themes and bring awareness about AIDS. These activities inculcate civic responsibilities among the students.

The students are encouraged to attend and even conduct programmes in public speaking, mock interviews and also to participate in inter-collegiate meets. Programmmes like VISTAS, SPANDAN, UTSAV, etc. are conducted by the students.

One of the most unique and unprecedented initiatives of the PES Management is the adoption of 12 Government Rural Kannada medium primary schools for total improvement. The students of the College are an integral part of this activity.

The Peoples Education Society organizes various functions every year. They include Independence Day, Republic Day, and birthdays of national leaders. This helps to develop brotherhood and strengthen national integration amongst the students. The extension activities are organized by NSS and NCC to inculcate sense of values and interdisciplinary understanding. Seven cadets of NCC have passed 'C' certificate examination during 2003 - 2004. One cadet has represented Karnataka and Goa contingent in Republic Day Parade 2003 and adjudged as best cadet of Karnataka and Goa directorate. He is also identified for International Youth Exchange Program.

Section 3 : Overall Analysis
The great concern of the Founder and the current Management in providing access to quality education and to create technologically strong global manpower is highly appreciable.

Optimum utilization of infrastructural facilities of the campus by the students of the school and other organizations by sharing them is appreciable.

Well equipped laboratories of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Computer Science are worth mentioning.

The NCC unit of the College was judged as the best NCC Unit in Karnataka and Goa Directorate for three consecutive years. This is really a matter worth mentioning.

The representation of students at National and International levels in sports is praise worthy.

The concern for proper maintenance of infrastructural facilities and learning resources by the College community is quite visible.

The College by its judicious resource management has maintained some financial cushion for the future development inspite of the deficit budget for the last two years.

Development of software for on-line test to be taken by the students is a unique feature worth mentioning.

The Peer Team makes the following recommendations, for the further improvement of the College.

The long term `master plan' prepared by the Management for infrastructure development including new building with redesigned, high-tech class room, laboratory complex, landscaping and campus development may be implemented.

Completely computerized office, administrative procedure and library to provide quicker and more effective service to the teachers and students are desired.

The College, with the due and deserving support from the University / Government may expedite its efforts for launching new programmes of studies in thrust areas. The College may start PG programmes in Bio-Informatics, Bio-Chemistry, Environmental Science, Genetics, Library Science, Commerce, etc..

The institution may bestow adequate focus on introduction of some of the job-oriented programmes such as PG Diploma course in Quality Management, Production Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, etc.. Certificate courses such as programmes on diversification of rural industries, Yoga and value education etc., may also be considered.

Grievance redressal facilities may be better structured for the teaching and non-teaching staff.

Addition of more volumes of recent publications and reference books to the library and allowing the students to have open access could be considered.

Teaching faculty may be encouraged to take up minor / major research projects and publish the research findings in reputed national and international journals. This will nurture research activity in the College.

The College may organize state / national level seminars, conferences and workshops on regular basis and encourage the teachers to participate in national academic events outside the state of Karnataka.

The extension lectures by reputed scientists be regularly arranged and the industry - academy linkages be strengthened.

Working hours of the library need to be extended for the benefit of students.

The facility of canteen may be provided in the premises of the main campus of the College.

Steps may be taken to inspire the students to compare their performance with others in the university system.

The alumni association may be further strengthened and their active participation in the developmental programmes of the College be ensured.

The Peer Team wishes to thank the institution for the co-operation, hospitality and support extended during the visit. The College has adequate potential and good heritage of service and commitment to emerge as a vibrant center of learning. The College with the guidance and unstinted support of the Management will scale greater heights in meeting the academic standards in higher education. The peer team wishes the College good luck in all its future endeavors.

Prof. C.K.Kokate (Chairman)

Prof. S.V.Sudheer (Member)

Prof. P.G. Puranik (Member)

(Prof. J. Kamala Devi)
PES Degree College.

Place : Bangalore

Date : 23 December 2004

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