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GK Law College, Hubli, Karnataka


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GK Law College, Hubli, Karnataka
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Near MR Sakhare English Medium School, Vidyanagar
Hubli (District Dharwad)
Karnataka, India
Pin Code : 580031


GK Law College, Hubli Karnataka is a recognised institute / college. GK Law College, Hubli Karnataka is also known as GSK Law College Hubli, KLE Society. GK Law College, Hubli Karnataka is managed by Society: Karnatak Lingayat Education Society (KLE Society). GK Law College, Hubli Karnataka was established on / in 1974.


Principal of GK Law College, Hubli Karnataka is Smt. S.G.Patil (I/c Principal ).

GK Law College is situated in Hubli of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of GK Law College, Hubli Karnataka is +91-836-2372244.

Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of GK Law College, Hubli Karnataka is (are) : +91-836-2377901.

email ID(s) is GK Law College Hubli Karnataka

Website of GK Law College, Hubli Karnataka is http://www.gklawcollege.com/.

Chairman : Dr. Prabhakar Kore.

Contact Details of GK Law College, Hubli Karnataka are : +91-836-2372244, 2377901

Approval details: GK Law College is affiliated with Karnatak University, Dharwad (Karnataka)


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GK Law College, Hubli Karnataka runs course(s) in Law stream(s).
LLB

Approval details: GK Law College is affiliated with Karnataka State Law University, Hubli (Karnataka)

Profile of GK Law College

The Gurusiddappa Kotambri Law College was established in the year 1974 as an evening college to cater especially to the needs of the people of this region who were very keen in enhancing their law awareness. The establishment of the law college was made possible due to the munificent donation of philanthropist Dr. T. M. Kousali, and the college was named after his genitive father Gurusiddappa Kotambri. This college has approval from Government of Karnataka. Permanent affiliation is granted by Karnataka University. Bar Council of India, New Delhi has also granted its Recognition to this college. Over and above the University Grant Commission New Delhi, has also recognized this college for its assistance. The college has been accredited with B++ Grade by NAAC.

Media coverage of GK Law College, Hubli Karnataka, Karnataka

NAAC report of KLE Societys Gurusiddappa Kotambri Law College

Introduction :
The Peer Team Constituted by the N.A.A.C visited the K.L.E. Society's gurusiddappa Kotambri Law College, Hubli, on 9th & 10th of March 2005. The Peer Team Consisting of Prof. N.Purushothaman, former Vice-Chancellor Calicut University as the Chair Person and Dr. Santosh A Shah, E.x. Co-ordinator, Law Department, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharastra and Dr G.P. Godhana Gandhi, Principal, Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Madras as members, assessed the working of the college on the basis of the self study report submitted to N.A.A.C by the college. Prof. L.Madhurnath, Academic consultant NAAC co-ordinated the peer team visit.

The members visited the college as per official schedule. The detailed report is presented below.

PART - I
INSTITUTIONAL PROFILE:
Gurusiddappa Kotambri Law College was established in the year 1974 as an evening college of Law to cater to the needs of the people of that region who were very keen in enhancing their law awareness. The establishment of this college was made possible due to the very liberal donation of philanthropist Dr.T.M. Kousali and therefore the college was named after his father Gurusiddappa Kotambri. In the light of new changes and challenges the college was made a day college in the year 1994 and in the year 2002 the college was shifted to its own spacious independent premises. It is noted that the new building is located on the main road adjacent to several prominent educational institutions. Rightly this area is called Vidya Nagar.

The main goals and objectives are to achieve a Law Literate Society by imparting quality education in law that meets the needs of aspirant lawyers and to provide the students of Law with adequate knowledge and experience of the country's legal system.

Law & legal thought have undergone vast changes in the recent past. Hence, the responsibility of a law college is much more today than in the past. The self-study report indicates that the faculty is fully aware of the changes that are taking place. It is clear that this institution makes sincere and serious efforts to achieve the goal and objectives.

The college is a self financing institution and affiliated to Karnataka University,
Dharward, U.G.C. recognised this college under 2f in June 6, 1980 and under 12 B on 4th April 1993.The college has a campus area of 18 acres which is quite adequate for law college functioning in a city.

The faculty, staff and students are found to have deep commitment to the progress of the college.

The college faculty consists of total thirteen teachers of which five are full-time, and four are part-time for three year Law course. The other four teachers are non-law for five year Law course. One permanent teacher has recently left the college and joined the Bar. Out of thirteen teachers, eight teachers have P.G.qualifications. There are six members in the non-teaching category and there is one technical staff member.

The college has secured Bar Council's approval up to 2007. After inspection by the Bar Council they may extend it further.

The college caters only the undergraduate courses in law. Viz 3 Year courses with six semesters and five-year course with ten semesters.

The temporal plan of academic work is integrated semester system.

The college is understood to have a very effective support system, viz Library service, computer center and Modern Health facilities etc.

The funds for the college are generated from mainly by the K.L.E society management. The selection process adopted for recruitment of teachers and non - teachers is really commandable.

The college is not having its own hostels for boy and girls. Instead there are centralized hostels for boys and girls of all the sister institutions of the KLE - Society. If the college takes efforts in building a hostel they may be able to secure UGC Grants.

The college is also not having its own play ground. It is sharing the playground with KLE's other nearby institutions, in the same campus.

The college has eleven computers and a cyber room. At present the college is also availing the services of computer center of sister institution viz the B.V.B Engineering College.

It must be said that the college is sharing a gymkhana Hall with full facilities with KLE's other institutions.

PART - II
Criterion I: Curricular aspects
The performance of the institution was assessed against the major criteria like the following.
Whether the institution functions following clearly stated and publicized objectives.

Whether the teaching learning activities help in realizing the prescribed objectives.

Whether the institution uses the feed back from academic peers and employers for reviewing and redesigning its academic programmes.

The working style of the college shows that it is very seriously considering to translate into practice the spirit of what is accepted as institutional goals.

The courses offered by this Law College are all U.G. Courses as mentioned below.

Three Year LLB - Six Semesters

Five Year LLB - Ten Semesters

Experienced and learned faculty members including practicing advocates train the students.

It is clear that the institution contributes and recommends curriculum design of the University. The college has created a new system viz division of syllabus in to four parts, the fourth part is said to be departmental addition. This is designed by taking into account market awareness, seminars, Conference workshops etc. on the basis of these, it is noted that the college recommends to the University for changes in the curriculum.

More over U.G.C model curriculum is consulted and the new components are appropriately added in the curriculum. The college conducts bridge and remedial courses for students.

The college proposes to start certificate courses in Cyber Law and other emerging areas of Law.

The college thus presents a highly satisfactory performance on this dimension.

CRITERION II : TEACHING - LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The functioning of the College in respect of this dimension was assessed using the defined criteria Viz transparency of the admission process, the extent to which the institution caters to individual differences among students, the degree of support given by the institution for the running of the teaching learning programmes, the procedures adopted for monitoring student progress, adequacy of the procedures adopted for staff recruitment, transparency of the procedures used for teacher evaluation, work satisfaction of the faculty and the supporting staff and opportunities provided for continued academic development and professional advancement of the teaching staff.

Students are selected for admission to various courses through entrance tests, through interviews and also on the basis of their previous records. The students who have secured minimum of 45% are directly admitted as per the rules of Bar council and those who have secured above 40% and less than 45%, the university conducts entrance test 5% relaxation given for SC/ST students. After admission, provision is made for 'induction analysis' for assessing student knowledge and skill as soon as admission is over. This process may help to know the personality of the students.

The teachers are required to prepare lesson plans for each semester and are asked to stick to the time schedule. Learner Centre teaching method, such as seminars, Moot courts and group discussion is resorted to.

Teaching innovation such as co-operative teaching, experimental teaching local guardian ship and student counseling etc practiced.

Bridge course is conducted Special training classes are organized for new entrants to in create their efficiency is English.

The concerned course teacher unitizes the syllabus according to a teaching schedule.

Monitoring of teaching schedule is made through periodical meeting of the staff members, Teacher's diaries and self appraisal report will also assist in monitoring Teaching schedules.

Fulltime Lecturer's workload is 16 hrs a week, while a part time lecturer's workload 6 hrs a week. Besides lecture method of teaching, the college owns O.H.P. TV, VCD, Audiocassettes and CD's are used to impart legal education.
Recruitment methods for teachers are done through written test, demonstration lecturers and oral interview.

The fulltime faculty has attended a number of National and regional seminars or workshops. They have also published sub-articles in Law related journals. Principal Patil has attended International conference on Victimology. The faculty has also attended number of regional workshops. Principal Patil and Smt. Sharda Patil have attended refresher courses at the I.L.S. Law College Pune, and National Law School of India University - Bangalore.

The college monitors the over-all performance of the students at the beginning of the year. It is monitored through seminars, assignments and tests. Also students are directed to participate in a wide Variety of cultural programmes, sports extension activities and none of the teachers in this college has received any National Awards.

The college has a unique system of taking feedback from students by taking bi-monthly, completion, post results and final evaluations from the students about teaching evaluation, courses, campus experience and rating of programmes. This feedback is taken periodically and in an anonymous manner and used for further improvement by the Principal and the management.

On the whole the college presents a very satisfactory level of performance in respect of this dimension.

Criterian III: Research & Consultancy & Extension
This dimension of the college performance was assessed in terms of given parameters viz research facilities available, the institution's willingness to promote consultancy work and the ability of the institution to respond to community needs and organize extension work.

Since the institution is running only the under graduate courses in law, there is very little scope for advanced research. But it is heartening to note that the college pursues a policy of encouraging research on the part of the teachers as well as students. The institution may start more research projects when the university allows P.G. courses.

Even now there is an inclination in every faculty members to do research. Research oriented articles are written by the faculty members regularly of which some have been published in leading journals. It is also noted that teachers participate and present research papers in seminars and conferences. Teachers are given study leave for doing research work.

Nearly 33% of the teachers are actively engaged in research work in the college. Sri. G.B.Patil, principal has registered himself as a research student in Karnataka University, Dharwad. Two part-time teachers have also registered for Ph.D programmes

The college takes keen interest in consultancy services and publicise expertise available for consultancy services. In fact extension activities spread over various fields like community development, health and hygienic awareness, adult education and literacy, AIDS awareness, social work, blood donation camps and environment awareness.

The students and teachers are encouraged to participate in such programmes by giving the benefit of attendance, providing monitory assistance and transport facility, certificates given and achievements are published in the newspapers.

The college has adopted two villages viz Hebsur and Noolvi as part of their Legal Aid work. The college conducts number of community-oriented programmes, Legal Aid camps and social projects through NSS in and around Hubli. Mainly faculty members including the principal Sri. G.B. Patil are invited to tender legal awareness among villagers. The college is conducting various legal aid camps in and around Hubli and has adopted two villages.

On the whole the working of the college in this dimension is quite good.

Criterian IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
This dimension is to be assessed in terms of parameters like the adequacy of the library and computer facilities of the college and their accessibility to students, adequacy of physical facilities to run and administer the various educational programmes, the degree to which the institution has succeeded in keeping pace with the growing demands, the degrees to which the facilities are put to optimal use etc.

The peer team understands that it is the mission of the society to develop the college as one of the best in the field legal education. Therefore the infrastructure in terms of building, staff, equipments, library and other supporting services are always generously extended.

There is an advisory committee for the library of which the principal is the president along with other eight members.

At present the college is having 6,309 books, which include 19 Law journals, inclusive of a foreign Law journal viz Harward Law Review and ten periodicals.

The library is having facilities like, Reprography, Computers, Audio and Video Cassettes, Internet and Xerox machine. The working hours of the library are from 8 AM to 6 PM.

It is heartening to note that the management has provided various health services available to the students, to members of the teaching and non-teaching staff of the college, Services from KLE'S Hospital and Medical research center at Belgium.

For the indoor and outdoor games of the students, the college uses the gymkhana hall and stadium of our sister institution B.V.B Engineering College situated in the same campus.

The college does not have its own hostel - girl students are accommodated in K.L.E's P.C. Jabin's Girls Hostel, and boys in the J.G College of Commerce Hostel, Hubli.

It can be said that the performance of the college in this dimension is quite satisfactory.

Criteria V: Student support and Progression.
The dimension of the Performance of the College was assessed using the Basic Criteria set for the purpose viz the degree of success of the institution to provide ideal campus experience to achieves optimal growth of students. The availability and range of support services, use of student feed back for quality improvement, the degree of extra assistance made available by the college for the overall development of students, the quality of academic counseling and placement services provided.

Being a professional course, many of the students opt for independent practice.

The college is having an employment cell and a placement office. The employment and career guidance cell is doing very effective service in helping the students to attain great heights.

The college is having an Alumni Association. But it is only in the infant stage. The college is also having a Moot club, which is functioning actively.
Thus the college presents a good performance on this dimension.

Criteria VI: Organization and Management
This dimension was assessed using the set Criteria like they following. Institutional governance using participatory strategies, use of transparent methods of management agreement between academic and administrative planning, use of modern management practices, degree of adoption of welfare measures for all units of the college, judicious use of available resources, imaginative strategies for resource mobilization and use, and the adoption of standardized budgeting and auditing procedures etc.

The college has efficient co-ordinating and monitoring mechanism for its working. There were different external committees to improve the organization and management of the college.

It may be noted that chairman's nominee Sri.S.S.Uribinavan joint Secretary KLE society, Belgaum visits the college regularly and looks after the requirements of the college. In fact he acts as a powerful link between the management and the college.

The college has an inbuilt mechanism to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. The college also conducts professional development programme for non-teaching staff.

The grievance-redressal cell in the college is very active. Its main objective is to solve the grievances after scrutinizing the complaint. Action by the discipline and ragging committee and a separate register maintained for noting the grievances and action taken.

There are various welfare programmes conducted by the college viz scholarship for students, book bank facilities for the poor students, legal aid and literacy camps etc,.

Thus the college presents a good level of performance on this dimension.

Criteria VII: Healthy Practices
This dimension was assessed using the criteria suggested by N.A.A.C. viz sensitivity of the institution to changing educational needs of the new social scenario and its demands, availability of a climate for accepting new practices etc,.

It is noted that the institution shows sensitivity to changing educational, social, and market demands.

The college has an internal quality audit committee, which is performing well.
Another thing noticed is that the college is sensitized to latest managerial concepts such as strategies planning, teamwork, decision-making and computerization.

Village adoption by this college for legal aid and establishing legal clinic cells (to locate violation of human rights of the tribal people etc) is another noteworthy strategy employed by the college.

It is worth mentioning that the college is taking varied practices to impart value based education by organizing guest lectures by senior advocates, jurists, spiritual leaders who teach ethical, religious and spiritual values to the students.

The college also organizes various activities to inculcate civic responsibilities among students.

The college also conducts workshops and various other activities towards all round personality development of the learners.

The institution has evolved its own method for all round improvement by adopting teaching innovations, learner centered methods and by arranging Moot Court competitions etc.,

The college promotes community orientation. It is an activity of innovative nature of interaction with society and to train students in attending to the problems of the society as a whole.

Civic responsibilities are also inculcated in students. The parents of the students enrolled in the college and the alumni expressed their deep sense of gratitude towards the college.

On the whole the functioning of the college in respect of this dimension is acceptable and quite satisfactory.

PART III: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The peer team was able to make an objective analysis of the functioning efficiency of the college. It has reached the following conclusions about the performance of the college.

Strong Points Noticed:
The college has contributed to the vertical mobility of students and the rural community. It has helped the rural people and tribals to be aware of their legal rights The 'Legal and clinics' and 'free legal aid to the poor' are examples of service of this kind given by the students of this college.

The efficiency of the operation of the institution has increased manifold during the last few years as can be seen in the steady increase in the number of students.

The college examination results have shown a steady increase that is adequate evidence of the commitment, sincerely and concerted to efforts by the principal, the work put in by the teachers, non-teachers and the college management committee, the students and the supporting community.

The management committee of this college takes special interest in developing the institution by rendering all help.

The college evinces a highly acceptable level of performance in the co-curricular areas like sports, cultural activities and community service.

The teachers have been sensitized about the need for a change in the operational modalities; to conform to the changing demands of the global scenario of education.

Some staff members have shown interest in doing research.

A Participatory management style is in existence where all the teachers feel that they are part of the management system.

The attendance, discipline, involvement and dress code of the students were very impressive.

The commitment of the faculty and their involvement with the students was noteworthy.

10 The system of taking feedback from students by taking periodical and anonymous evaluations.

Weak Points Noticed:
The absence of P.G. Course in the college is one of the weaknesses of this college.

More up to date books, Law journals and information materials should be provided in the library.

The college is not having its own hostels. The college should have its own hostel and this defect should be rectified..

The college has not developed required effective use of technological devices like computers, Internet, Audio-visual techniques amongst students and teachers.

The absence of a ladies hostel run by the college is a serious drawback. If there is a convenient hostel run by the college more lady students would have joined the college.

Recommendations:
After starting 5 years LLB courses, the college should strive to make this institution recognized as an autonomous college under U.G.C. This will help, further academic excellence.

Since 52% of the students are from rural areas, the college should introduce a general course in spoken English.

The management may take steps to construct a ladies hostel.

The college should consider the question of organizing focused teacher development programmes that would help them to use new technologies and new management styles, which would give meaning to terms like 'Healthy practices', 'community centered extension'.

Some of the co-curricular activities not covered at present need to be introduced for achieving all round development of skills and competences of students.

More concrete methods are to be introduced for appraisal of staff and students to cover the assessment of all aspects of personality.

Addition of new reference books in select areas to be considered.

The teachers may be encouraged to undertake Major/Minor Research Projects.

The college should develop effective use of technological devices like computers, Internet, Audio-visual techniques and legal softwares amongst students and teachers.

The advanced learners may be given additional instructional help to achieve high marks in the University examination.

Alumni association to be strengthened and frequent meetings of the association may be arranged.

The teachers may be encouraged to publish more papers, articles, books and attend National level seminars, conferences and refreshers courses.

The peer team is very happy to place on record its deep appreciation of the co-operation shown by the college and its management, which has helped the important task assigned to us in a very satisfactory manner with in a short time. The team would also like to place on record its deep appreciation of the good work twined out by the college Principal and also the managing committee members. The team would extend its regards to the teachers, full time and part time, the students and non-teaching staff for their sincere and active co-operation and assistance.

Prof. N. Purushothaman
Chairman - Peer Team
NAAC

Dr. Santosh A Shah
Member- Peer Team
NAAC

Dr.G.P.Godhana Gandhi,
Member, Peer team NAAC.

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