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Kittel Science College, Dharwad, Karnataka


Kittel Science College, Dharwad, Karnataka
Address: Plot / Street / Area
P B Road
Dharwad (District Dharwad)
Karnataka, India
Pin Code : 580001

Kittel Science College, Dharwad Karnataka is a recognised institute / college. Kittel Science College, Dharwad Karnataka was established on / in 1968.

Principal of Kittel Science College, Dharwad Karnataka is Smt Sudhanti Prasannakumar.

Kittel Science College is situated in Dharwad of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Dharwad comes under Dharwad Tehsil, Dharwad District.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Kittel Science College, Dharwad Karnataka are 9480414955.

email ID(s) is Kittel Science College Dharwad Karnataka

Contact Details of Kittel Science College, Dharwad Karnataka are : Telephone: +91-836-2441693, 2446940


Kittel Science College, Dharwad Karnataka runs course(s) in Science stream(s).
B.Sc, M.Sc. CS

Approval details: Kittel Science College is affiliated with Karnatak University, Dharwad (Karnataka)

Media coverage of Kittel Science College, Dharwad Karnataka, Karnataka

NAAC report of Kittel Science College

Basel Mission Higher Education Centre, came into existance in 1847 at Dharwad, then a military station. It started founding educational institutions at Dharwad to begin with at school level. Gradually, it took interest in establishing schools, junior colleges and degree colleges. Eminent educationists and scholars like Rev. F. Ziegler and Rev.Fr.Kittel were the Principals of the High Schools. At present, the Basel Mission Higher Education Centre is conducting about 20 educational institutions including 3 degree colleges. Kittel Science College is one of the three degree colleges run by the Basel Mission, offering science courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It was established in 1968 with science faculty. Arts faculty was introduced in 1969. In the year 1988, Kittel College was bifurcated into Kittel Science College and Kittel Arts College. Hence, Kittel Science College has a standing of about 35 years. It has a campus of about 3 acres area shared by two more colleges. The college building accomodation is also shared by Kittel Arts College and PUC section. The playground is common for all the 3 colleges in addition to the PUC classes run on the same campus.

It is a religious minority institution managed by a Board of Trustees. The college was granted seven subject combinations for B.Sc. degree courses of which for two subject combinations there are no students. It is affiliated to Karnatak University, Dharwad. The college is getting financial aid from the Government of Karnataka. The college has UGC recognition under 2(f) and 12(B) from 03.01.1992 and 23.01.1993 respectively. The college also offers B.Sc. in Computer Science and M.Sc. in Computer Science under Self Financing Scheme.

The college is making efforts to impart education keeping in view the ideology of 'Faith, Growth and Charity' to the humanity. The college which started in 1968 has made considerable progress all these years having total enrolment of 311 students at present, of which 122 are girl students. There are about 20 overseas students, who have taken admission in the college.

The college has a composite structure having PUC and degree courses together. The college has an integrated teaching system for PUC and degree courses. The total teaching faculty of the college consists of 38 permanent teachers and 16 part-time teachers, besides one Physical Director and one Librarian on full-time basis. 15 faculty members have Ph.D. as the highest academic qualification and 2 faculty members have M.Phil. as the highest academic qualification. Some of the students graduated from this college are well placed as Professors, Professionals, Government officials, etc. The college has a good reputation among the science colleges of Dharwad and surrounding areas.

Recently, the college has initiated a process of introspection of its programmes and activities to identify their strengths and weaknesses in order to plan the future growth of the Institution. Hence, the Kittel Science College has volunteered itself to be assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous institution founded by UGC. The college submitted its Self-study Report in the prescribed format to NAAC in 2003. The Peer team comprising Chairman, Prof. R. Sri Hari, Vice-chancellor, Dravidian University, Kuppam ; Member Co-ordinator, Prof.K.V. Rao, Dean, College Development Council, Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh ; Member, Dr.M.N. Welling, Principal, Mithibai College of Arts, Chauhan Institute of Science and A.J. College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai was constituted by the NAAC for validation of the Self-study Report and for assessing the performance of the college. The deliberations of the Peer team were co-ordinated by Prof.K.V. Rao.

The Peer team visited the Kittel Science College on 31st January and 1st February, 2004. After carefully studying and analysing the Self-study Report submitted by the college, the Peer team went through various documents made available to it by the college authorities during the visit. The Peer team also visited the various departments, laboratories, botanical garden, common facilities like library, ladies' room, hostels and support services of the college. The meetings and discussions with the Principal, Board of Trustees, faculty members, non-teaching staff, students, alumni and parents were useful in getting better insight into the functioning of the college. Based on these visits, meetings and interactions with various components of the institution, the Peer team has made comprehensive assessment of the Kittel Science College on the basis of the seven criteria laid down by the NAAC. On the basis of the assessment of the college the Peer team is pleased to present its report as follows :

The college provides one Undergraduate and one Post-graduate programmes. It offers six different combinations within the UG programme. The students have to offer a combination of three optional subjects as per the University pattern at B.Sc.-I which will continue upto B.Sc.-III. At B.Sc.-I and B.Sc.-II, one paper in English is compulsory and in addition, the student is required to take one second language. A student can choose anyone of the second languages offered by the college viz; Kannada, Urdu, Hindi, Sanskrit. The college also offers Additional English in place of the said languages. The students also have an option to change the offered combinations within the prescribed time by the University regarding non-core options.

The goals and objectives of the institution are clearly stated and are communicated to the students through the prospectus. The programme options contain adequate proportion between knowledge and skills. The revision of curricula is based on the university rules which normally takes 3 to 5 years. However, fair participation is provided to the teachers of the college for the review exercise. It normally takes 10 to 12 months to start a new course. The college has academic fora for respective subjects wherein teachers participate in discussions and contribute their ideas towards curriculum design and implementation.

The college has 38 full time and 16 part time teachers. Of them, 15 have Ph.D. as the highest academic qualification and 2 have M.Phil. degree. It has a transperent admission process. The college forms an Admission Committee, which receives the applications and processes them. The college follows the guidelines of the University and government with respect to admissions of students. There is a preference to Christian students during admissions. The programme of teaching and learning is designed to suit the individual departments and offers academic flexibility.

The college provides for the conduct of Remedial courses to educationally disadvantaged students. The UGC has sanctioned Rs.34,000/- during X-Plan for this purpose. Advanced learners are provided with seminars, special lectures and endowment prizes. They are also allowed to go for group discussions, college competitions and debates at the State and National levels.

Teachers are encouraged to prepare the teaching plan in the beginning of the academic year. In addition, teachers' dairy is also prepared and scrutinized by the respective Heads of the departments every week and by the Principal every month. The teachers notify the monthly plan of teaching well in advance to the students. The syllabi are unitised as per the teaching plan. The lecture method of teaching is supplemented by the guest lectures and use of Audio-visual Aids. Study Tours and excursions to the Industries are organised by Botany and Zoology departments. The number of teaching days is as per the UGC norms.

The college is working under annual system of examination for UG course and under semester system for M.Sc. degree course. The college has an effective monitoring mechanism for ensuring the overall performance of students. The statistical data indicating failure, below average, above average and excellent has been prepared by the Heads of the Departments concerned. Based on this, the over all performance is monitored throughout the year. The staff of the college have participated in national level seminars/conferences and in one international seminar. The college has a formal mechanism of collecting feedback from the students. Nevertheless, the views of the students need to be analysed further for taking any corrective action.

The college has 38 full time qualified teachers ; of them 15 posses Ph.D. and 2 posses M.Phil. degrees. 20% of staff are actively engaged in research work. The college permits research by giving facilities like study leave on FIP and by providing financial assistance for preparation of theses. Some of the teaching staff from departments of Chemistry and Botany have published research papers in National and International Journals. Some of the faculty members have also participated in National/State Level Conferences. The publication work of the faculty of Kannada and English departments is noteworthy. One teacher from chemistry department has commendable research work.

The institution is responsive to the needs of the community and has conducted relevant extension activities and awareness programmes. The college has designated staff members to undertake extension activities. For smooth conduct of these activities, additional charge has been given to the teaching staff.

The dropout rate, being a science college is heavy due to the colleges in and around Dharwad which provide professional courses. The success rate of the students is not impressive in terms of getting number of First Classes and Distinctions.

The college building is shared by Kittel Arts College. All the facilities provided by the college are shared by students of PUC section numbering about 800 as against 311 students of degree college. This results in inadequacy of the infrastructural facilities provided by the college. The teaching in classrooms is done from 7.30 a.m. to 5.45 p.m. on shift basis. The college has laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Industrial Microbiology and Computer Science. On holidays, these infrastructural facilities are made available to the external agencies for conducting competitive examinations like NET/SLET, UPSC, LIC, Bank examinations. The college has a computer laboratory which is used for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It has 9 computers in good working condition. The computer laboratory is open from 7.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. One PC each is also available in the departments of Zoology, Botany and Chemistry ; as well as in the office.

The college has a botanical garden, which is well maintained. Botany and Zoology departments have maintained museums for their students. Many of the specimens are rare once. Almost 95 percent of the specimens in these museums were collected by the students when they had gone on excursions. The college library has 12,182 books and subscribes to a good number of academic journals and periodicals. However, it is seen from the number of books purchased during 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 that most of the books purchased are text books and only few reference books have been purchased. Also the amount spent on books has got reduced in 2002-2003 as compared to that in 2001-2002. The library has a computer and a few audio/video cassettes. The library works for 280 days. During the first term (June-November) it works from 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and during the second term (December-April) from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. It has book bank facility and inter-library borrowings from sister institutions. The college appoints a library committee every year consisting of one member of the staff as convener, one student secretary as a member, Principal as a Chairman and librarian as a secretary. Lending of books to the students for overnight study is appreciable. The library facilities are meant for both undergraduate and pre-university courses. The college organizes medical check-up of the students, once in a year.

The college has a gymkhana for indoor games and a playground. The gymkhana is shared by Kittel Arts College on time-sharing basis, which brings restrictions on the participation of students in sports of Kittel Science College. The playground is shared by the other two colleges conducted by the same management. The playground has provision for long jump, high jump, kabaddi, cricket and kho kho. Sports costumes are provided to the sportspersons who represent the college. The college has of late received a sanction for setting up of multi-gym. Some students have got prizes and medals in the Inter-collegiate sports competitions. Some of them have represented the University. Outstanding sportspersons, in recognition of their performance, are felicitated at the time of college annual sports gathering. The college has two hostels. One hostel for boys can accommodate 50 boys with only lodging facilities which is causing inconvenience to the students but the ladies hostel accommodates 75 students with boarding facilities also.

The college publishes its prospectus annually. The prospectus should include the number of seats reserved under various categories like seats reserved for Minority, SC/ST and others. Admission policies are made clear to the students through the prospectus supplied to the students with the admission forms. A committee of staff members constituted at the time of admissions counsels the students regarding the guidelines, subject combinations, etc. The college offers financial aids like merit scholarships, Government of India SC/ST scholarships. Financial help is also rendered to the needy students through students' aid fund and students' welfare fund. Overseas students are also encouraged to take admission in the college, as a result there are about 20 such students. The college has instituted the 'Best Student Award' for B.Sc.-III student whose selection is done on the basis of his/her performance, attendance, participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Students' Welfare Officer (SWO) is entrusted with the duty of counselling the students and arranges the guest lectures on career opportunities. Employment cell has been recently established with SWO as placement officer. The employment cell needs to be strengthened in the interest of the students. One of the lady staff members has been given additional charge as Counsellor, who attends to the problems of girls students. It is essential that the college further strengthens the Student Feedback Mechanism which should include the analysis of the feedback collected from the students. The college has adopted a formal feedback mechanism based on the format suggested by the NAAC. Medical check-up of the students is conducted annually. The college has an alumni association. The college has a recreational/leisure time facilities like indoor game, outdoor games, various associations.

The college is managed by Basel Mission Higher Education Center, Dharwad. Besides the governing body, the college has various committees for its smooth functioning. The committees meet periodically and discuss various issues related to the functioning of the college. The staff members are required to prepare a unitized synopsis and monthly schedule of the syllabi to be taught. Work diaries are provided to the staff to record syllabi allotted to them as well as taught by them. These diaries are checked and signed by Heads of the Departments at the end of the week and by the Principal at the end of every month. These records need to be properly maintained and updated from time to time. Non-teaching staff are also required to maintain the diaries and to maintain record of work done by them. Though the college does not conduct professional development programmes for its non-teaching staff, the non-teaching staff are occasionally deputed for the training and workshops conducted by District Training Institute and District Task Force, Dharwad. The college follows fee structure fixed by the Karnataka University. Budgeting made by the college needs to be more realistic. The budget of the college is an excess budget. Suggestion Implementation Committee (SIC) has been constituted to go through the suggestions put in the suggestion box placed near the office and to recommend suitable implementations.

The college has a co-operative credit society. It is essential that the college implements various other staff welfare programmes for the benefit of the teaching, non-teaching staff and students. There is no formal grievance redressal cell to redress the grievances of the teaching and non-teaching staff.

The Committee considers the following practices followed by the college as healthy practices -

Principal arranges periodic meeting with the Students' Representative Council and chalks out programmes of academic and co-curricular activities.

Teaching staff maintain conspectus of syllabi to enable the schedule of teaching to go in order.

Students' Welfare Officer and Lady Counsellor attend to grievances of students and help students in personal and career counselling.

There is a tradition in the college to select 'Best Student' of the year based on academic and extra-curricular activities.

A list of staff, who are on leave is notified on the notice board everyday.

Office staff are occasionally deputed to short-term courses in office management of its administration.

Good number of teachers are engaged in research and attending National and International conferences/seminars/symposia.

Students' Feedback about the teaching-learning process as well as about the other facilities is collected.

Work dairies are maintained by the teaching and non-teaching staff, monitored by the Principal.

Management is providing contingency amount for the preparation of theses for Ph.D. and M.Phil. by the faculty.

The college is extending the facility of lending books for overnight reading.

Some of the departments like Industrial Microbiology, Physics and Chemistry have departmental library with a few important books.

For slow learners, the college conducts remedial coaching in certain subjects.

Botany and Zoology departments have maintained museums in their departments with several rare specimens. Almost 95 percent specimens have been collected by the students while on excursion to different places in India.

The college has well maintained botanical garden with good variety of plants ; which gives good exposure to the botany students.

The Kittel Science College, named after the famous Lexicographer and the founder Principal of Basel Mission High School in Dharwad, Rev.Fr. Kittel, has been in existance for about 35 years. During this period it has made considerable progress in improving the students enrolment. It has also introduced one undergraduate self-financing course, B.Sc. (Computer Science) and one postgraduate self-financing course, M.Sc. (Computer Science). It has turned out many batches of students that were gainfully employed. The college has earned a good name in the vicinity of Dharwad. The college is making efforts in popularising the science education at degree level in and around Dharwad inspite of the competition due to more number of colleges imparting professional courses. The college is making efforts in shaping the overall personality of students keeping in view its motto i.e., 'Faith, Growth and Charity' to the humanity.

The college has been offering B.Sc. degree courses with six subject combinations and has introduced vocational courses like Industrial Microbiology and Sericulture. The college is affiliated to Karnatak University, Dharwad and follows syllabi framed by it from time to time.

The college has a composite structure of PUC section with about 800 students as well as degree college with 311 students accomodated together. The infrastructural facilities are also shared by Kittel Arts College, which is also a composite structure. Hence, Kittel Science College is working in shifts.

The college has 38 permanent teachers (including Principal) and 16 part-time teachers. The college follows integrated teaching at degree college and PUC level.

The teachers of the college prepare the teaching plan and work for its implementation. The syllabi are unitized by the faculty for effective teaching.

Few of the teachers have applied to UGC for the sanction of Minor Research Projects under X-Plan.

The college has a rank holder during the last three years at the University Examination.

The NSS activities in the college are noteworthy. The college has adopted a village and is extending service to the community.

One of the teaching staff is commissioned as second lieutenant and looks after NCC unit which is open to the students of other colleges also.

The college is located in a central place of the town and it is housed in a building with two floors and a playground. The lecture halls in the building are shared by Kittel Arts College and PUC of its own, and the playground is shared by two other institutions conducted by the same Management.

The college has recently constructed an auditorium with acoustic facilities.

Two hostels, one for boys and other for girls, are under the administration of the college.

The college has well-equipped laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Industrial Microbiology and Computer Science. The museums in botany and zoology departments are well maintained and also have rare specimens. Almost 95 percent of the specimens have been collected by the students.

The college has maintained botanical garden for the benefit of students offering Botany.

Library contains only few reference books in different subjects. However, lending facility for overnight use for the students needs to be appreciated.

Sports facilities for indoor games are inadequate and also are shared by its own PUC section, Kittel Arts College on time-sharing basis. The college has produced a few sportspersons, who have brought laurels to the college in the Inter-collegiate competitions.

The college has an alumni association.

The college does not have formal mechanism for grievance redressal. However, the Management is taking steps to constitute redressal committees as and when required.

The drop out rate, in general for majority of the groups, is very high due to students opting for Engineering and other professional courses.

Student-teacher ratio in general is very high ; though permitted by the Karnatak University as per its norms.

The Peer team is satisfied with the progress made by the college all these years in popularising the science education in and around Dharwad and the Peer team is also pleased to observe the respect that the college has been receiving from the community, parents and alumni. The Peer team wishes the college all the best in its future endeavours.

Prof. R. Sri Hari

Prof. K.V. Rao
Member Co-ordinator

Dr. M.N. Welling

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