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SSMRV Degree College Jayanagar, Bangalore, Karnataka


SSMRV Degree College Jayanagar, Bangalore, Karnataka
Address: Plot / Street / Area
No 17, 26th Main, 36th Cross
4th T Block, Jayanagar
Bangalore (District Bangalore)
Karnataka, India
Pin Code : 560078

SSMRV Degree College Jayanagar, Bangalore Karnataka is a recognised institute / college. SSMRV Degree College Jayanagar, Bangalore Karnataka is also known as Sivananda Sarma Memorial RV College. SSMRV Degree College Jayanagar, Bangalore Karnataka was established on / in 1999.

Principal of SSMRV Degree College Jayanagar, Bangalore Karnataka is Dr. P. Yashoda.

SSMRV Degree College Jayanagar 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 SSMRV Degree College Jayanagar, Bangalore Karnataka is +91-80-22453665.

email ID(s) is SSMRV Degree College Jayanagar Bangalore Karnataka

Website of SSMRV Degree College Jayanagar, Bangalore Karnataka is http://ssmrv.ac.in/.

Contact Details of SSMRV Degree College Jayanagar, Bangalore Karnataka are : +91-80-22453665
NAAC Accredited with B+ Grade


SSMRV Degree College Jayanagar, Bangalore Karnataka runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
MBA (not confirmed)

Approval details: SSMRV Degree College Jayanagar is affiliated with Bangalore University, Bangalore (Karnataka)

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NAAC report of Sivananda Sarma Memorial RV College

Section I: Preface
Sri Sivananda Sarma Memorial Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College, Jayanagar, Bangalore, is run by the Rashtreeya Sikshana Samiti Trust whose goal is to instill a spirit of enquiry in the student and create an atmosphere of learning by offering a judicious admixture of curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities. The motto is 'education for wholeness'. The campus of the College accommodates three institutions, SSMRV Degree College, Rashtreeya Vidyalaya Institute of Management, and SSMRV PU College. The Management runs 24 institutions in all. Established in 1984, the SSMRV Degree College grew gradually from strength to strength and was admitted under 2(f) and 12B of the UGC Act for receiving development grant in 1991 and 1999 respectively. The faculty have utilized the Faculty Improvement Programmes and other schemes of the UGC to improve their academic credentials. The College organizes extensive co-curricular and extra-curricular activities starting with the inaugural 'Unmeelana,' the 'Eye Opener,' followed by Intercollegiate contests, athletic meets, activities of the Theatre Club, the Nature Club, Personality Development Cell, TQM Cell, etc.

Affiliated to Bangalore University, SSMRV Degree College, shifted to its new premises in two blocks, Block A and Block C, occupying a plinth area of 76,837 sq.ft. The building complex is elegantly designed. There are 10

Departments in the Science Faculty and one Department in the Commerce Faculty and the courses offered are B.Sc, (7 combinations) and B.Com. B.B.M., B.C.A. and MBA are offered in the R.V. Institute of Management, an adjunct of the Degree College. There are 750 students on rolls. The College has 16 permanent, 28 Management-appointed faculty, and 13 faculty for the Management Wing. The Management section engages distinguished Visiting faculty for supplementing the teaching. Of the staff, 8 have the Ph.D. degree and 5 the M.Phil. degree.

The unit cost of education of the Degree College and the Institute of Management put together comes to Rs.33,238/-. The College follows both the annual system and the semester system. Under the new regulations, the semester system has been introduced at the Degree level in all courses of study from this academic year. There are facilities like the Central Library, the Computer Centre, Personality Development Centre (Samanvaya), Student Counselling Centre (Spandana). Sports and Games and NCC and NSS activities are conducted with considerable enthusiasm.

The SSMRV Degree College came forward to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore, and submitted its Self-Study Report (SSR) in December 2003. A Peer Team was constituted by NAAC to visit the College and validate its SSR. The Peer Team included Prof. P. K. Sahu, Deputy Chairman, State Planning Board, Orissa, as Chairman, Prof. N.C.Santhakumari, Former Principal, NSS College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram, and Prof. C.R.Visweswara Rao, Professor English, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, as members. Dr. M.S.Shyamasundar,

Deputy Adviser, NAAC, was the Coordinating Officer. The Team visited the institution on 3rd and 4th August, 2004.

The Peer Team validated the SSR after it went through all the relevant documents and visited the departments and facilities and examined the academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities of the institution. The Team also interacted with the Principal, the faculty, the non-teaching staff, the members of the Governing Body, students, parents and the alumni of the College. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the seven criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer Team has assessed and recommended accreditation of the College. The assessment of the institution under the various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are summarized in the following pages:

Section-2 : Criterion-Wise Analysis
Criterion - I : Curricular Aspects
The College, being an affiliated college of Bangalore University, follows the curriculam prescribed by the University for its undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The Principal of the College, the Head of the Department of Chemistry, and senior staff of Commerce Dept. are members of the Boards of Studies of the University and they participate in framing the syllabus for different courses. The College provides flexibility while framing the time table to give leisure to students for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. There is provision for elective options.

Even though the College cannot change the course curriculum on its own, it introduces new courses at regular intervals. It takes about six months to one year to introduce a new course. The College has tried to introduce more and more job oriented courses according to the needs of the students and the society. Thus the programmes offered are compatible with the goals and objectives of the institution which are systematically communicated to the students and the faculty.

In addition to imparting the prescribed syllabus, the faculty conduct workshops on total quality management, communication skills, career guidance and personality development. The Department of Chemistry took its students to the Central Electro-Chemical Research Institute and conducted a project on making an analysis of the quality of edible oils.

Criterion II: Teaching- Learning and Evaluation
Students for different courses are admitted on the basis of their academic record and admission tests wherever necessary. Students of SSMRV PU College are given preference. There is an Admission Committee headed by the Principal to oversee admission to different courses. However, the College follows the rules for admission and reservation laid down by the Karnataka Government.

There is no formal bridge course offered by the College for students admitted to different courses. However, teachers discuss with the students informally, identify their needs and provide necessary guidance. The courses are unitized and allotted to teachers for the completion of the syllabus within the stipulated time. Besides class room lectures, other learner-centred teaching methods, such as group discussion and interaction sessions, outreach programmes, project work, guest lectures, workshop and seminar presentations, field visits and industrial visits, audio-visual aids are also used by the College. There are facilities in the College like OHP, slide projector and VCPs for audio-video method of teaching.

The College has 179 teaching days and 185 working days. The work load of faculty members is 20 hours for full time and management staff. The ratio of full time teachers to part time teachers is 27:1 and the ratio of teaching staff and non-teaching staff is 7:10. Students are informed in advance about the evaluation methods. Especially management students are evaluated through internal assessment and the same has been shown to the students. There is an Attendance Committee to monitor the students' attendance and to intimate the parents about students falling short of attendance. The Committee also monitors the behaviour of students in the campus and maintains discipline.

Teachers are recruited through advertisement and interview whenever there is a vacancy. There is a Recruitment Committee consisting of the Management nominee, Principal, and the Head of the Department concerned. The College has the freedom to recruit temporary teachers for a period of 90 days extendable by following a set of procedures. Four teachers have benefited

from the UGC sponsored Faculty Improvement Program more during IX Plan Period and three more have been sanctioned during X Plan. Teachers are evaluated through feedback from students received in the prescribed format. Some of the faculty members of the College have received awards from National/State level institutions for their outstanding services. The Library gives add-on cards to the educationally disadvantaged students and outstanding students as an incentive. In the Science stream the success rate is somewhat variable. Drop-out rate however is very low.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy, and Extension
The College being basically a Degree College, not much of research activities are carried out by its faculty. Teachers are given study leave for pursuing their Ph.D. programme and provided with some seed money for the purpose. The College has not been recognized by the Bangalore University as a centre for Ph.D programme. However, five Part-time scholars are working for their Ph.D. programme in the College and five Ph.D. scholars have been awarded their degree during the last five years. The Project work component at U.G. and P.G. Course levels contributes to the students' acquiring hands on experience and learning a great deal about the orientation of an industry or a business house.

The College does not provide financial support to scholars pursing research. No faculty members of the College provides any consultancy service. However, the College provides a large number of extension activities such as community development, social service, health and hygiene awareness camps,

medical camps, blood donation camps, adult education/literacy programmes, AIDS awareness, environment awareness programmes etc. The College has undertaken some collaborative programmes with the local bodies and other institutions for conducting these extension activities. All these programmes are implemented through the NSS wing of the College. It is to be appreciated that students and teachers played an active part in providing humanitarian relief to the Gujarat Earthquake victims.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College is situated in an area of 4.5 acres of land and the constructed area is about 76,837 sq.ft. with a four storied building housing classrooms, laboratories, library and the administrative section. There are 22 classrooms, 11 laboratories and 15 staff rooms which are quite spacious, well built and ventilated. The Science departments use an audio-visual room and the Management department has an auditorium. According to the need, the College develops its infrastructure. The heads of departments monitor the need for repairs and maintenance of the department buildings and equipment and the Management of the college provides necessary funds.

The infrastructure has been optimally utilized by the College for conducting classes and extra and co-curricular activities. The college also lends the premises to different socio-cultural and service organizations for conducting various programmes. The College is situated in a residential area which is pollution-free.

The College library has 25000 books for the Degree Section and 6710 books for R.V.Institute of Management and every year books costing about Rs. 2.00 lakh are added to the Degree section and Rs. 4.00 lakh to the Management section. There is a Library Advisory Committee headed by the Principal and all the heads of departments are its members. Neither the library is computerised nor is it inter connected with other libraries. The Library has developed the software for computerization and the process is in progress. It has reprography facilities. A large number of audio-visual cassettes are available in the library. The library works for 6 days in a week, from 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM from Monday to Friday and from 10.00 AM to 2.00 PM on Saturdays. The Library follows the open access system. It has a UGC Book Bank with 1127 books.

In the R.V.Institute of Management there is a central computer facility which houses 60 computers used by staff and students. There is a computer laboratory in the Degree College. 20 computers are available in Computer Science Department for the exclusive use of the Department. The computer laboratory at R.V.Institute of Management works from 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM on all working days and from 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon on holidays. The College does not make use of the services of inter-university centres at present.

Students are provided facilities for indoor and outdoor games. Besides certificates and prizes, students having outstanding performance in sports are given sports kits and cash prizes. 27 students participated in National, State, and Inter-University level sports, games and athletic competitions during the last 5 years.

Criterion -V: Student support and Progression
About 95 to 100 percent of the students appear for the examinations after completing their course. Hence the dropout rate is very less. As the College is an under-graduate one, there is no record of how many of its students have passed the various competitive examinations. The College publishes the Prospectus, giving details of the courses offered, infrastructural facilities, rules of admission etc, at the time of admission. Students are offered SC/ST scholarships, national merit scholarships, defence scholarships, physically handicapped scholarships, and free studentship. About 30 students of the College received such scholarships during 2002-03.

The Management Wing of the College has an Employment Cell and a Placement Officer offers career counselling to students. The Placement Officer interacts with industries, arranges project assignments, and in-campus and outside interviews for the students. Teachers of the College also interact with students for academic and personal counselling. About 38 PG students of the college were provided employment in local firms and public sector undertakings through the Placement Cell during last year. The Alumni Association was started last year.

The admission policy of the College is guided by the rules of the Bangalore University and Karnataka Government as decided from time to time. The College provides a number of recreation and leisure time facilities for its students like indoor games, outdoor games, Nature Club, Theatre Club, Debate Club, cultural programmes, students magazine, etc. The cultural committee of the college organizes inter-class and inter-collegiate festivals in which students
take active interest. Even though the College does not have any record of its past students, a couple of its students have got admission in graduate programmes in Overseas universities. There are 18 Endowment Prizes instituted by the College and these serve as an incentive to meritorious students. 'Uttejana' Inter-collegiate contests, 'Sadhana', College Day Celebrations, etc., keep the campus cultural life vibrant.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
A Committee comprising the Principal, Heads of departments, Superintendent of the college office, Librarian, Physical Director and the Staff Council Secretary monitor the academic and co-curricular activities of the College. The Management Department of the College is headed by a Director, appointed by the Trust, to look after the day-to-day administration of the Department. The Governing Council of the College consists of the Chairman and Secretary of the Trust, a few Trustees, the Principal, and two senior staff members. The Council meets at regular intervals to formulate policies for the day-to-day administration of the College. There is a Superintendent for the office to look after the administration and accounts of the College. There are seven different committees for admission, time-table, examination, attendance, discipline, cultural and sports, mostly consisting of faculty members. Whenever necessary, the College sends the staff for training.

The College being an aided college, the permanent staff get their salary from the State government. The management staff and the part-time teaching and administrative staff are paid by the Management. In addition to regular courses, the College offers a number of self-financing courses where higher tuition fees is charged. The Management of the College appoints internal auditors to verify the books and records of the College and various financial transactions. There are also statutory auditors and the Government Auditors audit the accounts of the College.

The Management organizes get-together functions in which students and staff are honoured for their achievements. During the Bi-decinnial Celebrations of the College the Management presented silver mementoes to all its staff. The Management has formed the R.V. Employees Association and members are allowed to avail themselves of loan at reasonable rates of interest. The College has also a tie-up with two Banks, Vysya Bank and Karnataka Bank, to help its staff to avail themselves of loan facilities.

The Principal of the College tries to redress the grievances of the staff members at his/her level. If necessary, the same is also be referred to management for redressal. For the students, a grievance suggestion box has been placed. The College administration is quite smooth because of the transparency and non-interference of the Management in the day-to-day administration of the College. The accounting and auditing procedures reflect the cost effective strategies adopted by the Institution. The making up of the deficit shows the Management's enlightened attitude.

Criterion-VII: Healthy Practices
The Management Trust has appointed a Registrar to co-ordinate the work of all R.V. Institutions. Besides, a Senior Faculty of the Management Department has been appointed as the Director, by which most of the works are streamlined. At the College level, most of the works are assigned to different Committees. These Committees, through regular meetings, take decisions under the supervision of the Principal and the Governing Body. Planning and team work are an integral part of the College administration. Collective decisions are taken and communicated to all concerned.

The College does not have linkage with other institutions at present. However, their management department has proposals for such linkages in future. Besides its regular academic programmes, the College has a few self- financing programmes to mobilize resources. A large number of activities such as performing different pujas and celebrating teachers days and other nationally important days help in the inculcation of values in the students. Students and faculty members of the College also participate in various community based programmes organized by Ramkrishna Mission, ISKCON, Chinmaya Mission, etc.

The College NSS wing is quite active and tries to inculcate civic responsibility among the students by organizing awareness programmes on social evils and so on. The College tries to achieve its objectives and goals through constant monitoring, counselling, providing incentives, and conducting competitions to the students. By inviting different eminent persons of the society to address students and by organizing seminars and workshops, the College has tried to bring community orientation to its activities. Participation of the students in different activities and their contribution through interaction with teachers help the College to provide better services.

The Alumini Association has begun its activities and a students' data base and a website are under preparation. The Personality Development Cell, the Career Guidance Cell, the TQM Cell, now designated as Internal Quality Assurance Cell, the Centre for HRD, the Theatre Club 'Rangataranga', the Personal Counselling Cell 'Sushumana', help promote a sense of harmony among the students and make their campus life holistic.

Section III : Overall Analysis
With its mission of offering a judicious blend of curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities in order to mould student character and personality, the Rashtreeya Vidyalaya Management has adopted a far-sighted approach in starting SSMRV Degree College as part of its chain of educational institutions in Karnataka. The activities of the College, the growth targets it has set before itself, the ambitious plans it has evolved for accomplishing its goals, and the dedication with which the Management, the faculty and the students over the years have contributed to the sustained reputation of the College indicate that there is a determined effort to fulfill the two mottos, 'Education for wholeness', and 'scaling heights', which is the mission of the Management wing of the College.

The Peer Team, after a careful analysis of the various programmes offered, facilities extended, skill development targets the College has placed before itself, has come to the conclusion that SSMRV Degree College is poised for sustained growth in the years to come in its new campus, which is spacious, aesthetically designed, and well ventilated. The faculty have demonstrated their academic competence as also their ability to infuse in the students a spirit of dedication to knowledge acquisition and the pursuit of well-meaning social and cultural objectives. In the various extra-curricular and co-curricular activities which the College has taken up for the promotion of social justice, communal harmony, and national integration and in the variety of guest lectures to which students are exposed, the emphasis, rightly, is on the addition of value architecture.

The Peer Team, while broadly indicating the merits of the activities taken up by the College, and further while suggesting certain measures to strengthen its academic and extra-curricular activities, would thank the Management, the Principal, the Co-ordinator of the Peer Team visit, the faculty, students, parents and alumni for the co-operation extended to it, for the delightful warmth with which it was received, and for the important inputs given to it in its task of evaluation.

The courses offered are employment oriented and sufficient importance is given to skill development and knowledge acquisition.

The faculty are exposed to a number of faculty development programmes and the college itself organizes quite a few of these for the expansion of the intellectual horizons of the faculty.

There is overall appreciation from the alumni, parents and students of the discipline maintained in the campus and of the commitment of the faculty to the holistic development of the student.

An important feature of the academic activities of the College is that where there is no project component, effort is made to introduce hands-on experience component to familiarize the student with the application aspects of the knowledge acquired.

The laboratories are well designed and well equipped and are sufficient for the present student strength. It is a noteworthy feature of the laboratories that there are separate store rooms/preparation rooms.

The success rate in the examinations is good and the dropout rate is negligible.
The Non-teaching staff have also been occasionally trained and they have acquired sufficient knowledge in the use of computers to vigorously launch on total office automation.

The Non-teaching staff have further played an active role as collaborators and their maintenance of the records is systematic.

The achievement of the College in the Sports and Games domain, especially in Roller skating, Ball Badminton, Volley ball, and Cricket, is fairly appreciable, inspite of the fact that the new campus is slightly handicapped on account of the lack of extensive play-fields in closeproximity.

The Theatre Club, the Nature Club, the Personal Counselling Centre, Personality Development Centre, and Career Guidance
Centre, the Cultural Club, the Economic Times Club, Centre for HRD, Placement and Training Cell, Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Kreeda-koota - all these have been functioning optimally contributing to the moulding of the personality of the student. These activities have indeed
discovered and demonstrated the latent potential of the faculty and the students.
The well designed Auditorium, spacious classrooms, and decent furniture add to the academic ambience of the institution.

In their interaction with the Peer Team, the parents and the alumni have mentioned that the atmosphere generated in the College is conducive to the development of self-assurance and self-esteem in the students.

It is commendable that student feedback on course structure and on the faculty is obtained and the results are tabulated and analysed by a graphic study.

It is a noteworthy feature of the institution that there are two computer laboratories, one for the Computer Science students and another for the Management students. At present these laboratories are used by the respective disciplines and the software related to the subject areas has been obtained.

The Institution may, through its Internal Quality Assurance Cell, promote and propogate among the faculty the idea of a vigorous pursuit of Ph.D. level research and the publication of research papers.

While it is commendable that some of the UGC sponsored schemes are utilized by the institution, it is necessary that schemes like remedial coaching, Communicative English, for which there is special provision in the UGC grants, are also utilized.

Those who are awarded the Ph.D. degree may take up minor/major research projects by making appropriate proposals to the UGC/ISRO and other funding agencies. This is necessary because research is a life long quest and is an inevitable twin of teaching.

As a follow up of obtaining student feedback, self appraisal of the teachers and a critical analysis of the data obtained need to be evolved and made.

The potential of about 80 PCs available in the college needs to be fully exploited by launching on (a) job-oriented diploma and certificate courses for the faculty, administrative staff, and the public (b) Local Area Networking to set up a virtual academic environment and to provide scope for unlimited internet facility and paperless office.

The Alumni Association may be strengthened and the Alumni working in MNCs may be persuaded to use their good offices for providing for campus recruitment drives and for resources for the introduction of new courses of study and for collaboration ventures which would enrich the courses offered by the institution.

The Science departments may take up more systematically the idea of popularizing and propagating the values of Science by tapping resources from appropriate sources.

The Social Science departments may take up consumer awareness promotion activities.

While it is appreciable that under faculty development programmes Seminars and Workshops are frequently held in the College, focus should be on the conduct of subject related workshops and seminars and the publication of the proceedings of these.

At an informal level, the faculty offer guidance to the students to orient them towards suitable careers. But it is valuable for the institution to work into its scheme of things a Competitive Examinations Coaching unit which functions all through the academic year.

The Library needs to be enriched further and its computerization process speeded up. Systems may be made available to the students in the Library to enable them to search a variety of bibliographical sources and course material as supplied in CD format by IGNOU and other sources.

The Departments may be encouraged to utilize optimally the schemes of the UGC.

In the interaction sessions it has been mentioned that whereas in the old campus of the College a Canteen was available, in the new campus the facility has not yet been created. The Management has informed the Peer Team that measures are under way for setting up a canteen. This may be paid immediate attention.

The grievance redressal mechanism is to be conceived as a semi- independent unit of the College. It needs further strengthening.

It is suggested that while the Management has magnanimously provided the faculty with facilities for raising loans on easy instalments for a variety of purposes, there is a need for a group mediclaim policy with part institutional support and part faculty and non-teaching staff contribution.

A Communication Laboratory for Management students and for language learners may be created by utilizing the available systems.

To provide scope for the display of creative and critical talent of the students, periodic news bulletins may also be published for internal circulation.

Name of Chairperson : Prof. P.K. Sahu

Name of Member : Prof. N.C. Santhakumari

Name of Member - Coordinator : Prof. C.R.Visveswara Rao

Name of the Head of the Institution
Dr. V.T. Vijayalakshmi

Date. 04.08.2004

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