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GI Bagewadi Arts, Science and Commerce College, Nipani, Karnataka
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Near Main Bus Stand
P.B.Road, Chikodi
Nipani (District Belgaum)
Karnataka, India



GI Bagewadi Arts, Science and Commerce College, Nipani Karnataka is a recognised institute / college. Status: NAAC . GI Bagewadi Arts, Science and Commerce College, Nipani Karnataka is also known as GIB ARTS, SCIENCE and COMMERCE COLLEGE, Nippani, Formerly: The KLE Societys Arts and Science College. GI Bagewadi Arts, Science and Commerce College, Nipani Karnataka is managed by Society: Karnatak Lingayat Education Society (KLE Society). GI Bagewadi Arts, Science and Commerce College, Nipani Karnataka was established on / in 1961.


GI Bagewadi Arts, Science and Commerce College is situated in Nipani of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. email ID(s) is GI Bagewadi Arts, Science and Commerce College Nipani Karnataka

Website of GI Bagewadi Arts, Science and Commerce College, Nipani Karnataka is http://klegibnpn.org/.

Chairman : Dr.Prabhakar Kore.

Contact Details of GI Bagewadi Arts, Science and Commerce College, Nipani Karnataka are : Call : 08338 - 220116









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Courses

Commerce stream since 1977

Approval details: GI Bagewadi Arts, Science and Commerce College is affiliated with Karnatak University, Dharwad (Karnataka)



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NAAC report of GIB ARTS, SCIENCE and COMMERCE COLLEGE

Section I: PREFACE
The G. I. Bagewadi Arts, Science and Commerce (GIBASC) College, a constituent college of Karnatak University, Dharwad, volunteered to be assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore. For this purpose it submitted a well-prepared self-study report in 2003. The Director, NAAC constituted a peer team committee consisting of the following members

Professor H. Surya Prakash Rao, Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry as the Chairman

Professor John Kattakayam, Director, Academic Staff College, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, as the member

Unfortunately, Professor V. Ramakistayya who was initially appointed as the Chairman of the committee could not participate in the visit.

The peer team visited the college during Feb 11 and 12, 2004.

The GIBASC College is located in a serene atmosphere at a well-maintained 12 acre campus located in Nipani, 47 kms from Belgaum city in rural Karnataka. Professor G. N. Agasimani, a distinguished teacher is the present principal of the college. Professor S. B. Charantimath, Head, Department of Chemistry, acted as the coordinator for the preparation of self-study report and facilitator for the Peer team visit. Well-known Karnatak Lingayat Education Society (KLES) established the college in 1961 to cater to the higher educational needs of rural poor and wards of beedi workers. The University Grants Commission recognized the college in June 1961. The college was named after well-known philanthropist G. I. Bagewadi after he donated a large sum of money for the benefit of the college in 1966.

Before the visit to the college the peer team members carefully studied the self-study report and analyzed various parameters. During their stay in the campus, the peer team interacted with the Chairman, KLE Society, the Principal, members of the management committee, faculty, students, non-teaching staff, representatives of associations, parents, alumni and others concerned. The team also carefully went through all the pertinent records and documents made available by the college authorities. Through these activities the peer team had a real feel of the institution.

The GIBASC College, Nipani, is a constituent college of the Karnatak University, Dharwad, imparting undergraduate education in Arts, Science and Commerce disciplines to different cross sections of predominantly rural and semi-urban students. It is an institution run by KLE society and is located within Nipani town, close to Kolhapur in Maharashtra. The Principal under the guidance of a board of management administers the college. It is one of the earliest colleges established in northern borders of Karnatak. The KLES, is the oldest society in Karnataka whose main activity is to promote education among rural people. At present the GIBASC college offers the various grant-in-aid and self-financing program options in undergraduate programs such as B.A., B.Com, B.Sc. and B.C.A. given by 15 departments. The college does not have autonomous status. The college that started with a small strength is now striving to impart higher education to over six hundred students drawn from essentially business, beedi workers and agricultural communities.

The Institution has faculty strength of 58 including 34 permanent, 3 temporary and 21 part time teachers. Out of the 34 permanent teachers 7 have Ph.D. and 7 have M.Phil. as highest qualification.

Goals and Objectives
The objective of the college is to educate socially and economically backward sections of the society at affordable cost. The objectives also include providing qualitative education with changing needs and to build strong, united and vibrant India. The mission of the College is to educate rural and economically backward students of Karnataka border area especially children of beedi workers. The vision of the forefathers of the college is aiming academic excellence and all round personality development. The mission statement of the college is translated into providing under-graduate education in Arts, Science and Commerce subjects to economically weaker sections of the society and also imparting physical training to the students. In fact about ten per cent of the students belong to deprived sections of the society drawn from rural areas and one fourth of the students are women. Even though the institution was established by community based Lingayat society, the college authorities, as a matter of principle, do not discriminate admission seekers on the basis of caste, creed, religion or gender background. The peer team would like to suggest the college to adopt and design programs/courses catering to the changing needs of the society as envisaged in the goals and objectives of the institution.

Section II: Criterion Wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The college offers three years undergraduate programs with different combinations from 15 departments leading to B.A., B.Sc. B.Com. degrees under annual pattern of education. In recent years B.C.A. degree under semester pattern was introduced but at present there are no takers for this course. Innovative job-oriented programs such as food science, earth sciences, plant-genetics, sugar-technology, biotechnology, sericulture, vermi-culture, microbiology, cell-biology, bioinformatics, communication and journalism can be introduced in future as program options.

Two language courses are compulsory for all students. They can choose from the courses offered by the Departments of Kannada, Hindi, Marathi and English. The peer team noted the low level of communication skills of the students. Communication skills can be improved by introducing certificate courses in Communicative English, Spoken English and Writing Skills. Formation of debating club will also improve communication skills of the students. Language labs can be developed for the benefit of students.

The curriculum design and syllabus for different courses are upgraded normally once in three years through deliberations in the University constituted, Board of Studies (BOS). The college has freedom to design new, innovative and job-oriented courses and place it before BOS for approval.

The college introduced computer science as one of the compulsory subjects in B.Com. under self-financing basis. It is desirable that all the students in the college should be made to take one applied paper on computer familiarization, which can be offered as a certificate course. The college may introduce Computer science as one of the options in B.Sc.

It is desirable for every student to have value-based education, particularly with respect to Indian Culture. This can be made a part of the curriculum. The faculty in the Department of Psychology is doing good work in this direction for the selected and needy students by conducting regular counseling.

The college may also consider offering introductory courses on management by the Commerce and Economics Departments, yoga by the physical education section, and music to cater to interdisciplinary aspects of learning process. Such courses within the selected discipline will make the student life in the college more lively and wholesome.

Criterion II : Teaching Learning and Evaluation
The college follows open system of admission based on merit. During the admission process, guidelines framed by the University and the Government are strictly followed. There are 615 students and 58 staff members, which works out to be a student teacher ratio of about 12:1. Not surprisingly, there are few students from outside the state and no student is from foreign countries studying in the college.

Students who were found to be weak in different subjects are identified through periodical tests and extra classes are given to them. Bright students are also identified and are given extra coaching for getting university ranks. The college may introduce methodical bridge courses in all subjects to the deficient students particularly soon after the admission.

The teachers are encouraged to make a teaching plan at the beginning of each term. Syllabi are unitized according to the annual system of teaching. Field trips formed integral part of Botany department teaching activities. Botany faculty and students are maintaining a garden of medicinal plants under two shade houses out of which one was constructed entirely by the students. The Zoology Department developed sericulture and vermiculture units.

The faculties of all the Science and some other departments use modern teaching aids such as overhead projector. Mathematics faculties are engaged in effective teaching through models. The college may encourage the entire faculty to use power-point presentation extensively. The college library can develop audio and video hardware for the benefit of students. Wide use of computers is recommended as teaching aids. There are Internet connections available in the library and computer center for use of the students and faculty. A wide local area net work of computers with Internet connection is desirable. The faculty members should be able to use computers for learning and teaching. All departments may be provided with computers. The college may also create facility for the preparation of audiovisual and other teaching aids. If this facility is available and if the teachers use it extensively, the quality of teaching will improve substantially.

The college follows annual system of examinations. The University conducts examinations at the end of academic year. Even though the success rate of students in the individual departments is over 75%, overall success rate is only about 50%, possibly due to across the board failures. It is heartening to note that a student college first in the University in History and Political Science and received gold medals. Students from few other departments such as Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and Physics got University ranks.

Recently the college has formulated a time-table to conduct continuous internal evaluation, which has helped the teachers to identify weaker students for further coaching.

The student evaluation of the teachers is conducted at regular intervals on topics covered in the syllabus and teaching methods adopted. This has helped the teachers to improve their teaching skills.

The selection of the faculty in the college is based on Government and University rules. However, there is no recruitment of teachers by the Government for the past five years. Therefore, the management recruited part-time and guest faculty on the basis of teaching load. The college encourages up-gradation of teaching abilities of the faculty by deputing them to orientation programs and refresher courses run by the Academic Staff Colleges of various universities. The college may consider deputing even the temporary faculty to academic staff college programs. The management encourages faculty members to participate in regional, national and international seminars by giving funds from KLES. However, at present only very few teachers are utilizing this benefit. The college may insist all the teachers to participate in regional/national seminars/conferences at least once a year and also become members of the professional bodies. It is noteworthy that some senior faculty members are serving as resource persons in school-teacher training programs.

Criterion III: Research Consultancy and Extension
The college is an undergraduate institution. There is no provision for research activity in student curriculum. However, many faculty members have taken up community development projects conducted by the students. Botany and Economics departments have under taken several community oriented projects. Peer team felt that all the projects could be supported by outside funding agencies. Though it is not a recognized center for Ph.D. a teacher from Political Science is supervising four research scholars registered in Karnatak University. The college encourages the teachers to contribute articles to local journals/news papers. However only a small portion of faculty contribute articles. Only a very few faculty members are doing research at high level. Four faculty members, two from Chemistry and two from Physics have recently submitted projects for funding by UGC under minor research projects scheme. Recently retired Principal of the college belonging to Kannada Department published several books.

The expertise developed by the faculty members can be aptly utilized by offering consultancy services to nearby industries/institutions. Presently, the consultancy activities are in the form of extension activities.

In future, all the faculty members may be encouraged to take up at least one funded research project. One faculty member can be made in-charge of coordinating research and consultancy activities in the institution.

The National Service Scheme (NSS) is active in the college under the able leadership of a faculty member from Marathi department. There are 100 students enrolled in the NSS activities. One girl from the college representing KUD participated in the National Integration Camp, organized by the ministers of youth affairs in Ludhiana. Blood donations camps were held to augment blood bank in local health centers. NSS activities include, trekking expeditions and community service on every Sunday morning for four hours. About twenty students participate in this program every week. The NSS organized aids awareness program and polio vaccination.

National Cadet Corps (NCC) Scheme is very active in the college under the leadership of a faculty from Political Science. There are 100 students enrolled in this program. The NCC students collected Rs. 8 lakhs as donation towards Kargil fund. One NCC cadet participated in the prestigious Republic day parade.

The Science departments organized mobile lab for the benefit of rural communities. As an income generating extension activity, the Chemistry department may develop soil testing laboratory for use by local agricultural population. The Sociology Department may take a lead in extension activities towards women's empowerment and rural upliftment.

The college has a good building and well maintained classrooms. However false roofing for asbestos roofed rooms will help the departments to cope up with summer heats. The college may consider using its classrooms to conduct certificate courses and tutorial classes during vacations.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The institution has a good library facility housed in an independent well maintained building. It has a total of 34,633 books out of which 26,560 books are general in nature. The management can think of providing cubicles in the new library. Book bank scheme is a good practice. The library subscribes 32 journals, 20 magazines and newspapers. There is a separate sitting room for 30 girls and 80 boys. The library works between 9.00 am to 5.30 pm during first term and 9.00 am to 8.00 pm during second term. Open access to journals, providing personal belonging depositing space, increasing library timing during exams will help effective use of the library. All the books are yet to be cataloged and inventory computerized.

There is a Central Computer facility attached to Commerce department. There are 11 computers in the center. Increasing the number of computer to meet the growing demand, appointment of permanent faculty, placing the center under Mathematics department and interconnecting all departments through LAN will be useful.

Canteen is neat and clean. It caters to the needs of hostel inmates and day scholars. The College also has two hostels and 40 students are using them. All the rooms are double bedded and have adequate facilities. There are 17 staff quarters in the campus.

The college has Gymnasium and a play Ground. The gym facility may be made available from 6 .00 am to 9.00 pm, so that the campus inmates can effectively make use of this opportunity. Promising students may be selected for intensive training. It is noteworthy that a student of the college went to Japan to earn black-belt and two girl students represented KUD in Inter-University tournaments.

Computerization of the office and other Departments are in progress. The institution has adequate physical facilities to run the educational programs and administrative functions efficiently. The college is having well furnished rooms for the Principal. The management can think of providing a separate staff room for all the departments with exclusive spaces for each faculty.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The college publishes its updated prospectus annually. It gives guidance to students about admission and completion requirements for all programmes, the fee structure, financial aid and student support services. Dropout rate of the institution about 30%, which is likely to improve with the growing stature of the college. Various kinds of financial aids are available to students from the Central Government, State Government, the institution and others.

The college has a vibrant Alumni Association. Many well-to-do citizens are members of the association. The association may help the college to establish endowment funds, sponsor sophisticated equipment, institute best teacher award and help to the improvement of communication skills, personality development of the students.

Recreational facilities, available to students include indoor and outdoor games. Establishment of Adventure club, Nature club, photography club, women's club, for students with one faculty member in-charge will help healthy growth of students.

The college has a counseling center and peer team appreciated its functioning. The management may think of augmenting this facility.

There is a doctor who visits the college for two hour a week to treat students. The health center may give a certificate course in first-aid. All the students of the college may be asked to take this training on compulsory basis. A separate career guidance cell headed by a dedicated faculty member may be constituted for the benefit of the students.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The GIBASC College is managed and governed by the KLE Society. The college has an internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism. It has an inbuilt mechanism to check the efficiency of the teaching and non-teaching staff. The principal and the staff council of Heads of all departments do the internal co-ordination and monitoring. The college conducts professional development programs for non-teaching staff. The Institution has an internal audit mechanism. There is a Grievance Redressal Cell in the college. Less serious grievances are left to the HODs to be disposed. Serious grievances are handed over to the inquiry committee. The college undertakes various welfare programs for the teaching and non-teaching staff. There is a cooperative society in the college for the benefit of teaching and non-teaching staff. Academic and administrative planning of the institution goes together. New technologies may be used in the management of the institution for efficient running of the administrative as well as academic aspects. The college may work in tandem with local banks to generate loan facilities to the needy students soon after their selection to the college. The college has got a separate governing body drawn from local area for the smooth running under the overall control of the KLE Society.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The GIBASC College has developed to be a good under graduate institution attempting to provide higher education to economically deprived communities in this area. Spacious classrooms and good library building are note worthy. NCC and NSS activities of the students are appreciable.

Overall Analysis
The peer team after going through the self study report and after visiting various sections of the institution, verifying the records, is impressed by the college aiming at the set goals of imparting higher education to economically deprived communities.

Peer team would like to commend different features of the college aimed at transferring knowledge through quality assurance and high standards. Some of the quality features of the college include

Students are admitted on the basis of merit. Needy and poor students are always accommodated in the college.

Students are assessed for their deficiencies and remedial steps taken to elevate them to higher standards.

The governing council has adequate freedom to appoint temporary / part time staff members to augment teaching activities.

The college encourages progression of faculty in academic advancement.

The administration is transparent and well coordinated.

Several extension programmes for the benefit of the local community through NSS and NCC.

Presence of Grievance Redressal Cell, Staff Co-operative Society, staff quarters for is noteworthy.

In addition to those mentioned in this report the peer team would like to place below few suggestion to help the college realize its objectives even more effectively.

Each department may formulate newly developed course options in tune with its goals and objectives.

Each faculty may take up at least one funded project to address local social needs.

Greater level of involvement of accomplished individuals from local community and nearby institutions to promote academic activities.

Each department may give one certificate course.

All students and faculty can be given computer familiarization training.

The NAAC peer-team would like to place on record sincere thanks to the Principal, co-ordinator, faculty, staff, students, organizing committee, KLE Society, Head-mistress and staff of KLE's English Medium School and other concerned citizens of Nipani for making their visit memorable. The peer team also would like to thank NAAC organization for inviting them to conduct this frutious visit.

Professor Dr. H. Surya Prakash Rao
(Chairman)

Professor Dr. John Kattakayam
(Member)

Prof. G. N. Agasimani
Principal

Date: 12/02/2004

Place: Nipani

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