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Sri Vyasa NSS College Vyasagiri Thrissur, Wadakkanchery, Kerala
Sri Vyasa NSS College Vyasagiri Thrissur, Wadakkanchery, Kerala
Wadakkanchery (District Thrissur (Trichur))
Kerala, IndiaPin Code : 680623
Sri Vyasa NSS College Vyasagiri Thrissur, Wadakkanchery Kerala is a recognised institute / college. Sri Vyasa NSS College Vyasagiri Thrissur, Wadakkanchery Kerala is also known as Shree Vyasa NSS College Wadakkanchery.
Sri Vyasa NSS College Vyasagiri Thrissur, Wadakkanchery Kerala is managed by Society: Nair Service Society. Sri Vyasa NSS College Vyasagiri Thrissur, Wadakkanchery Kerala was established on / in 1967.
Sri Vyasa NSS College Vyasagiri Thrissur, Wadakkanchery Kerala is situated in Wadakkanchery of Kerala state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Wadakkanchery comes under Thalappilly Tehsil, Thrissur (Trichur) District.
Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Sri Vyasa NSS College Vyasagiri Thrissur, Wadakkanchery Kerala is (are) : 954884-232532.
Website of Sri Vyasa NSS College Vyasagiri Thrissur, Wadakkanchery Kerala is http://www.srivyasanss.com/.
Contact Details of Sri Vyasa NSS College Vyasagiri Thrissur, Wadakkanchery Kerala are : Telephone: +91-4884 232249
Phone : Office : 954884237249
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1. History with Archeology & Public Administration (sub)
2. Economics with Modern Indian History & Banking (sub)
3. English with Communicative English & Journalism (sub)
1. Physics with Maths & Chemistry (sub)
2. Chemistry with Maths & Physics (sub)
3. Botany with Chemistry and Zoology (sub)
4. Mathematics with Statistics & Mathematical Economics (sub)
BCom With Travel & Tourism management
Sri Vyasa NSS College Vyasagiri Thrissur, Wadakkanchery Kerala runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
Sri Vyasa NSS College Vyasagiri Thrissur is affiliated with University of Calicut, Calicut (Kerala)
Profile of Sri Vyasa NSS College Vyasagiri ThrissurNair Service Society, a great social organization of long standing founded by Sri Mannath Padmanabhan, added Sri Vyasa N.S.S. College to the impressive list of educational institutions run by it in the beginning of the academic year 1971- 72. Originally established in 1967 as Sri Vyasa College by the Jnana Ashram which has been doing great service in the spiritual field throughout the country for several years, this institutions has been catering, albeit in a modest way, to the higher educational needs of a large part of Thalappilly Taluk in a remarkable manner.
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NAAC report of Sri Vyasa NSS CollegeSECTION I: INTRODUCTION
The Sri. Vyasa NSS College, Wadakkanchery, an affiliated college of Calicut University was established in 1967 by Jnana Asram as a Pre-university College with a motto of uplifting poor rural masses and to empower them with modern education. The College was upgraded in 1975, as a Degree College with B.Com. Course. Today the college has grown into a First Grade College with UG Courses in 8 disciplines and PG courses in Chemistry and Physics. The college got UGC recognition u/s 12(B) on 4-8-1982. The college also offers UGC sponsored vocational courses in -
Clinical Diagnostic Technology
Maintenance of Electrical and Electronic Equipments
Computer Hardware Maintenance and Networking.
The college is presently under the management of Nair Service Society, founded by Bharatha Kesari Mannath Padmanabhan. Under this management there are 179 Educational Institutions of which 18 are Arts and Science Colleges, one Engineering College, 4 Teachers Training Colleges, 1 Homoeo Medical College, one Polytechnic, 29 Higher Secondary Aided Schools, 6 Unaided Higher Secondary Schools, 20 Upper Primary Schools, 2 Vocational Higher Secondary Schools, 15 Unaided English Medium Schools, 66 High Schools, 12 Lower Primary Schools and 4 Teachers Training Institutes.
The mission of the Institution is to empower the students especially from rural areas to be men and women possessing sound knowledge, skill and good character, to play active role in making our nation pioneer in all fields of life. Through the various academic courses, and a number of associations and clubs, the college strives to realize its goals.
The College is situated in a 26 acres plot with 6143 sq. mts. of built-in area spread over in 6 buildings. It is presently offering courses in 3 streams namely, Arts, Commerce and Science. There are 44 permanent teachers, 11 guest lecturers , 19 technical personnel and 6 administrative staff. It is a co-education College with 951 students.
Sri Vyasa N.S.S. College, Vyasagiri Post, Wadakkanchery, Thrissur District, Kerala approached National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore for its assessment and submitted the Self-study report in the month of October 2006. NAAC constituted a Peer Team comprising of Prof. Dr. Amrapali M. Merchant, Former Vice Chancellor, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahamadabad and Professor and Head, Department of Sociology, Sardar Patel University, Gujarat as the Chairperson, Prof. Dr. B. Shivarama Holla, Retired Professor and Chairman, Department of Chemistry and Former Director, College Development Council, Mangalore University as Member Co-ordinator and Prof. Leslie Moras , Principal, St.Philomena's College, Mysore as Member.
The team visited the college on 12th and 13th February 2007, went through the departments, laboratories, library and all other facilities and held detailed discussions, interactions with the Management, Principal, Faculty Members, Students, Administrative Staff, Parents and Alumni. The team also validated the documents made available to them during the visit. All aspects given in Criteria I to VII of the Self Study Report were analyzed and validated by the team and the observations are given as a report in the following paragraphs.
SECTION II: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
The vision of the College is to empower the society through knowledge, develop knowledge and skill of students to equip them to face the challenges and needs of emerging society and offer equal opportunity to women students, in order to prepare them to be effective leaders, and to prepare the students for social transformation with commitment to justice and equality, and finally make them to be conscious of their duty towards the country and fellow human beings.
The College situated in rural area with majority of students coming from poorer sections of society is striving to offer quality education. The college offers 8 UG courses namely:
B.A. in Economics, English and History,
B.Sc. in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Botany,
The College also offers Post Graduate courses in Chemistry and Physics. The UG courses are offered in annual system while the PG courses are in semester scheme. All these courses are offered as grant-in-aid programmes. Being an affiliated college, the college has to depend upon the University for the revision of syllabus and inter-disciplinary mobility. To help students acquire skills and give them career training, the college offers UGC sponsored Add-on Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma courses in-
1. Clinical Diagnostic Technology (CDT)
2. Maintenance of Electrical and Electronic Equipments.
3. Computer Hardware Maintenance and Networking.
Some members of the staff are members of the Boards of studies in the University and contribute their share in curriculum development. Through the College prospectus printed annually, the Mission and the Vision of the College, the evaluation pattern etc., are communicated to the students. The college has fairly good mechanism to obtain feedback from students which helps teachers assess their performance and adapt ways and means of improving their teaching and bringing flexibility within the limitations of the affiliated system. To equip students for career opportunities, the college has introduced personality development programmes and spoken English courses for the final year students under a self financed scheme. Although majority of students are from lower economic strata of the society, the results of the students and their achievements are commendable.
It is commendable that the College offers three add-on vocational courses, however, the Peer Team notes that it would help students, as majority of them come from rural areas, if the management could start courses in Management stream and applied sciences like Computer Science, Electronics, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology in a phased manner. Some more add on courses in Arts and Commerce stream will equip the students better for job opportunities.
CRITERION II: TEACHING LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The students are admitted on the basis of academic records and interview. While 50% of the admissions are made on the basis general merit, 20% of the seats are reserved for SC/ST students. A few seats are also reserved for those who excel in sports and the physically challenged. Economically disadvantaged students are helped to get different types of scholarships and freeships through various Government schemes specially Kumara Pillai Commission Recommendations scheme.
The College works for about 200 days a year with 175 teaching days. It has 55 teaching staff among whom 44 are permanent teachers. Seven among them have Ph.D. and 17 have M.Phil. Degree. Nearly 60% of the teaching staff are ladies.
The College encourages teachers to equip themselves with latest information by providing adequate library facilities. They are also encouraged to participate in seminars, refresher and orientation courses. During last 2 years, 24 of them have participated in National Level Seminars, 6 of them as resource persons. Six teachers have participated in International Seminars, one of them as a resource person.
While lecture method is predominantly used for the B.A. courses, practical training, visits to factories, industries, botanical gardens, supplement class room teaching for science and commerce courses. The Department of economics gives practical training to students through surveys about the social and economic conditions of the people.
Theory and practical exams are conducted by the University to evaluate the academic level of the students. Regular seminars, presentation of papers and assignments are used as part of on going evaluation. Based on attendance, class tests, seminars and assignments, 20% of the marks are awarded as internal assessment.
Teachers conduct tutorial classes for weaker students. Advanced learners are encouraged to present papers. The faculty members and the students use audio-visual equipment like OHP, LCD and computers as part of teaching-learning process and for presentation of papers.
Faculty is recruited as per the norms of the university. Teachers and students are encouraged to participate in national and international seminars. Efforts are made to conduct workshops and training programs to improve the students' performance.
It is commendable that Department of Chemistry has established linkages with reputed State Government and International organizations. If all the departments also establish similar linkages it would help in improving and enriching teaching learning process in the college.
Though many students come from rural background with comparatively lower marks at entry level, the teachers have been able to motivate students to work hard and secure better marks and results. Some students have secured ranks at University Examinations.
The Peer Team appreciates the effort and hard work of faculty members in securing good results. The College will do well if teaching learning is made more learner centred. There appears to be ample room for improvement in the internal assessment, specially in making it a continual evaluation. The faculty may add relevant add-on courses taking into consideration the lacunae in the prescribed syllabus. The college could improve computer and multi-media infra-structure for better teaching learning methods. It would help students acquire better language skills and competence if more debates, public speaking and other competitions are conducted.
CRITERION III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The college provides some financial assistance to faculty and students for research activities. Some faculty members are also involved in consultancy services. Students and staff are involved in various extension activities involving community work and outreach programs. The students have an opportunity to involve in Sports, NCC and NSS.
The College has 44 permanent teachers of whom 7 have Ph.D. and 17 M.Phil. Degree. It is significant to note that the Department of Chemistry has an ongoing major project with a cost outlay of Rs. 29,75,000/- and 5 minor research projects worth 2,45,000/- and students projects worth Rs.40,000/- . A well equipped Augmentation Lab with adequate equipment has been setup for research work
Through the Enviro-Club, the College has been engaging in consultancy services like water testing with the equipment provided by the Kerala Water Authority. The Department of Chemistry through the Augmentation Lab provides consultancy and spectral analysis to various industries and institutions.
A member of the staff is actively involved in Consumer and Human Rights Activities Forum. He has also served as a programme officer for Adult Education and literacy programme of the University of Calicut from 1989 to 2002. Through some outreach programmes organized by the Nature club, the Enivro club, NSS, NCC, Tourism and Entrepreneurship Development Club, the college has taken up some community development activities. The NCC unit of the college is very active. Some of the cadets have participated in Republic Day Parade, Army Attachment Camp and Adventure Camp. The NSS has 2 units and conducts camps and community development programmes. The college has secured NSS Award for the Best College in 1999 at the University level and one student secured the Best NSS volunteer award at the State level. One volunteer has participated in the Republic Day Parade.
A number of faculty members have participated in various national and international seminars and presented papers. The college has conducted a few National level Seminars and workshops during the last five years. Some of the papers presented during the seminars have been published.
The Peer Committee feels there is an urgent need for more members of the faculty to acquire Ph.D. degrees at the earliest. Setting up a Committee to establish contacts with prospective firms, industries and research centers and help students find placement for project work will be very useful to the students. Formation of a functional Research Committee to motivate and guide young faculty members to take up Ph.D. courses will also go a long way in improving research culture in the campus.
CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college, considering the rural area it is situated in, has fairly good infrastructure catering to academics, extra-curricular activities and the social requirements of the staff and students.
The College has 26 acres of land and six buildings, which accommodate classrooms, laboratories, special lecture halls, seminar hall. Besides there is an open-air auditorium. There is a sports hostel for boys, funded by the Kerala Sports Authority, which has 6 students at present. There is also a canteen which provides hyperemic and subsidized food
The laboratories of the college are fairly equipped for B.Sc. and M.Sc. classes. The Chemistry Department has built up a good research laboratory and an augmentation laboratory. The college has taken steps to set up a V-SAT Library and campus area network with the help of MP's fund.
There is a central library with 20,842 books, and 16 national and international journals and 20 weekly magazines. The library is kept open on all working days between 9 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. The departments with PG courses - Chemistry and Physics - have departmental libraries with a good number of books and some journals. The Department of English has a collection of audio/video cassettes and CD's of some Shakespearean and other plays.
The College has altogether 25 computers of which 7 are kept in a Computer center which offers Add on Course in Computer Hard Ware and Networking. The Library, office and some departments have computers. The College also has an LCD projector, OHP and photocopier, etc. Sports facilities are adequate with a spacious open stadium, Football, Volley ball, Cricket, Hand Ball and Kho-kho grounds..
Internet accessibility through ISDN dial up line is not adequate. However the College has plans to install a Campus Area Net Work with the help of MP's fund with V-SAT connection, which will improve the internet accessibility.
The major problem for the students is accessibility, as the college is situated in a remote area with inadequate public transport facility. The Management would do well if they could try to get some public transport at reasonable rate for the benefit of the students. There is ample room for improving the infra-structure, specially in providing spacious class rooms with adequate furniture. A decent ladies' rest room, adequate sanitary infrastructure and drinking water facility are some of the urgent needs of the College. The NSS and NCC units could be motivated to maintain a cleaner and greener environment.
CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION:
The students have fared well in university examinations with a success rate of more than 80%. Students from Departments of Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Botany have secured ranks in the University examinations. Some students have passed UGC NET/SLET tests. Students have the facility for financial aid from various government agencies by way of scholarships and freeships. The college has an Alumni association and also a Parents Teachers Association.
The students are encouraged to get involved in Enviro Club, NCC, NSS, Tourism and Entrepreneurship Club and participate in extra-curricular activities and some of them have brought laurels to the College in inter-collegiate and University level competitions in Dance, Music and Sports. One student of the college represented the country in Foot Ball and few others have participated at national level tournaments in Foot Ball, Volley Ball and Power Lifting.
The drop out rate of students after joining the college is low. The prospectus of the College, published every year, gives adequate information about the institution its vision and mission, various courses offered, the facilities provided to the students and admission procedure. Financial assistance to needy and meritorious students is provided.
Various cultural and co-curricular programmes are organized and students are given adequate opportunities to take part in extra curricular activities.
The efforts of the college in introducing add-on vocational courses is appreciable. However, the college could start courses in applied sciences like Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Electronics etc., to provide better job opportunities to students. This may be achieved with greater participation of the students, the primary stake holders in education. More students, specially ladies could be encouraged to take part in sports.
CRITERION VI: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT:
The college management has a number of educational institutions and provides leadership to achieve the mission of the college. There is a College Staff Council consisting of the Principal, HOD's, two elected members from the teaching staff and the Librarian which meets often and supervises the functioning of the college.
Periodical Departmental meetings and staff meetings are held to discuss and plan academic matters. There is also a redressal cell to look into the grievances of the staff and students. The Alumni and PTA also contribute to the smooth functioning of the College.
Members of various committees assist the Principal in the day to day functioning of the College. The College follows Government norms for recruitment of teachers.
The unit cost of the college is Rs.24,445/- considering salary component and Rs.7,344/- excluding salary expenditure. The fee structure is reasonable.
CRITERION VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES:
Some healthy practices the Peer Team has noticed in the college are listed below:
There is a research cell in the College which encourages and monitors research activities among the students and staff and provides guidelines for preparing research projects.
There is an alumni association.
The College facilitates financial assistance for economically weaker students for their college fees through various Government funding schemes. Students are also helped to get assistance for their projects.
The PTA is actively involved in the functioning of the college. Regular class-wise PTA meetings are held and parents are informed about their children's progress.
Through NSS, NCC, Enviro Club, Women Empowerment Cell Community services are organized with the help of NGO's.
Tutor -ward system helps healthy relationship between the teachers and the students.
Remedial classes are conducted for weaker students which has contributed to fairly good University results.
SECTION III: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The Peer Team had its initial impression about the College formed from a close perusal of the Self Study Report. The two days' visit and direct contact with the staff and students of the College as well as the discussions with the Principal, parents and alumni enabled the Team to achieve a closer understanding of the institution. The Team would like to express its overall appreciation of the following commendable features of the College:
In imparting higher education to the socially and economically backward sections of the society and poorest poor B.P.L. students in this region, the College has performed creditably well. That it has been able to provide quality education at moderate cost to the weaker sections is a major achievement. This institution could fulfill its motto to empower weaker section of the society.
Even though the students admitted to the College hail from educationally and economically backward strata of society, the College has been able to produce uniformly high results in the University examinations in almost all subjects. Few students of Department of Chemistry, Physics, Botany and Economics could achieve ranks in University examination. It proves the efficiency of the learning/teaching activity in the College.
In respect of their academic qualifications, only seven teachers hold PhD. Degree.
Teachers of some of the Departments like Chemistry, Physics, Hindi and Malayalam have important publications to their credit, some of them in standard journals and others in book form. The participation of teachers in national as well as international seminars in their disciplines is also satisfactory.
In respect of infrastructure the status of the College is satisfactory. The very fact that the College has existed for more than 40 years contributes to this status. The library, though not fully modernized, has a good collection of books and journals. The various laboratories are also adequately organized though they too need a lot of modernization.
The extension activities undertaken by the NCC and the NSS and the other volunteer initiatives enrich the overall performance of the College and promote the goals for which the College has been established. NCC and NSS units are working well and they could bag the best College award and students have attended Republic Day parade and other camps also.
The more number of women students in the College - women outnumbering men in a big way - is also a significant feature in the present scenario in our country when promoting women's higher education is a priority agenda. It reflects the concern of the college for empowerment of woman.
The general performance of students in various sports and games, as also in fine arts activities, is satisfactory. The students of the college represented the University at international and national levels.
The college has taken care to start Spoken English and Personality development course for the students.
The students of the college could bring laurels to the college through cultural activities also.
While all these features pointed out above are indicators of a healthy state of academic functioning, they do not at all mean that development has reached an optimum level or that there is any ground for complacence. Development is a process of continual striving. The College has, therefore, to work hard aiming at greater achievements. The Peer Team would wish to make the following suggestions:
The College may think in terms of vertical development by introducing few more post-graduate courses. The college may think of starting new vocational and job oriented courses.
Steps may be taken for improving a Computer Centre in the College as a centralized facility. Access to Internet for students and staff as a centralized facility may also be provided.
Considering the fact that the Library with its good collection of books has to be put to more effective use and made more accessible to students and teachers, active steps may be taken to fully computerize it on the basis of a carefully planned, phased programme.
The research activity in the College may be stepped up by encouraging teachers to undertake more and more short term/long term research projects offered by funding agencies like the UGC and the DST and enter into collaborative research activity, wherever possible. An Interdisciplinary Research Cell may be constituted in the College to prepare a comprehensive plan for promoting research activity.
A cell may be introduced in the College to ensure that the College is able to secure maximum U.G.C. assistance especially under the special schemes.
The Alumni Association may be made more active and dynamic and their participation in the development of the College may be ensured especially for infrastructural development and maintenance of a high profile of the institution.
A Career Development and Counseling Centre may be established in the College through the active involvement of the faculty and effective provisions in the Library, for providing necessary guidance to students on higher studies options, job opportunities, etc.
A Grievance Redressal Cell may be formed and institutionalized in the College to consider grievances from students and staff and find early redressal.
The physical and infrastructure facilities available for sports and games may be further enhanced. The proposal for a Gymnasium may also be pursued.
The Peer Team wishes to place on record our appreciation of the full co-operation extended to us by the Principal and Staff of the College and the authorities of the University in facilitating our visit to the College and making all necessary arrangements.
We thank the the Principal Dr. M K Radhakrishnan, Dr. P Saraswathy (Co-ordinator, College NAAC Committee), faculty members and office staff for managing the whole work with commendable efficiency.
The Peer Team conveys best wishes to the College
Prof. Amrapali M. Merchant
Prof. B. Shivarama Holla
(Member - Coordinator)
Prof. Leslie Moras
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