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ASRM Government Degree College (GDC), Sonkatch, Madhya Pradesh


ASRM Government Degree College (GDC), Sonkatch, Madhya Pradesh
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Sonkatch (District Dewas)
Madhya Pradesh, India

ASRM Government Degree College (GDC), Sonkatch Madhya Pradesh is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of ASRM Government Degree College (GDC), Sonkatch Madhya Pradesh is Dr. Rakesh Mahajan (Mobile 9425406359, drrakeshmahajan18@gmail.com), Dr. R.K. Goyal +91-98261-75458.

ASRM Government Degree College (GDC) is situated in Sonkatch of Madhya Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Sonkatch comes under Dewas Tehsil, Dewas District.

Fax # of ASRM Government Degree College (GDC), Sonkatch Madhya Pradesh is +91-7270-222915.

Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of ASRM Government Degree College (GDC), Sonkatch Madhya Pradesh is (are) : 07270-222772.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at ASRM Government Degree College (GDC), Sonkatch Madhya Pradesh are 98933-81122.

email ID(s) is ASRM Government Degree College (GDC) Sonkatch Madhya Pradesh

Website of ASRM Government Degree College (GDC), Sonkatch Madhya Pradesh is http://www.mphighereducation.nic.in/gdcsonkatch.

Contact Details of ASRM Government Degree College (GDC), Sonkatch Madhya Pradesh are : +91-7270-222768
email: hegcsondew@mp.gov.in
http://www.mpcolleges.nic.in/gdcsonkatch (not opening as on 8 Feb 2019)


ASRM Government Degree College (GDC), Sonkatch Madhya Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
BA, B.Sc., B.Com, MA, M.Com

Approval details: ASRM Government Degree College (GDC) is affiliated with Vikram University, Ujjain

Profile of ASRM Government Degree College (GDC)

This college is situated on the banks of the historical Kalisindh river. It is situated on the Indore - Bhopal state highway at a distance of 31 Kms from the district Dewas. The college is continuously on the road of progress since the day of its establishment. The college is affiliated to Vikram university, Ujjain and is included in section 2(F) and 12 (B) of university Grant Commission, New Delhi. The college has its own building and campus, a big play-ground and has the facilities available for all the important and most sorted games. The college has a unit of National Service Scheme ( N. S. S.). The commerce department was started in the college on 15th July 1982. M. Com. was started on July 1st 1999. B. Com. (Computer Application), a professional career oriented course, was started on 1st July 2001. B.Sc. (Computer application), another professional career oriented course was started on 1st July 2002. Today, this college is equipped with all the necessary and required facilities.

Subject Degree Duration
Commerce B. Com (Plain) 3 Years
B. Com in Computer application 3 Years
M. Com. in Taxation/Accounting 2 Years Science
B. Sc. in Computer science 3 Years
Arts B.A. in History, Sociology, Political Science, Economics 3 Years
M.A. in Political Science 2 Years
M.A. in Economics 2 Years

Subject and Courses (Bhoj)
Subject Degree Duration
Arts B.A. 3 Years
Computer (Proposed) PGDCA 1 Years
Computer (Proposed) MCA 2/3 Years

In charge Principal Dr. Rakesh Mahajan Professor
Economics Department Dr. Aanad singh sajvan Head of department
Asst. Professor (guest faculty)
Political Science Department Head of department
Pro. Kishor Arende Asst. Professor

Sociology Department
Dr. Ravindra Kumar Goyal Professor

Hindi Department
Dr. Narendra singh Fouzdar Professor

English Department
Prof. Sunil Khare Asst. Professor

History Department
Prof. Munsya Varma Asst. Professor

Commerce Department
Dr. Rakesh Mahajan

Head of department
Professor Prof. Manoj Mahajan Asst. Professor
Prof. Sudhir Mahajan Asst. Professor
Prof. Manoj Malviya Asst. Professor
Computer Application
Prof. Vijesh Bhardwaj
Asst. Professor(on contract)

Science Department

Guest faculty
Maths Prof. Swapna Mungi
Guest faculty
Computer Science Prof. Jayant Mehta
Asst. Professor(on contract)

Mr. Shishupal singh Jadon

Official Staff
Shri O. P. Varma U.D.C.
Shri V.N. Nagar L.D.C.
Shri Compoder singh jatav L.D.C. III
Shri Kailash singh parmar Peon
Shri Anandilal soni Sweapper
Shri Kailash soni Watchman

Media coverage of ASRM Government Degree College (GDC), Sonkatch Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh

NAAC report of ASRM Government Degree College

Amar Shahid Rajabhahu Mahakal Government Degree College, Sonkutch was established as a private college in September 1970. The college was undertaken by the Government of Madhya Pradesh in 1983. The Directorate of Higher Education, Government of Madhya Pradesh runs the college along with many other UG and PG colleges of the State. It is affiliated to Vikram University, Ujjain. It was recognized by UGC under 2(f) and 12(B) in February - 1976.

The college is located in a campus area of 15 acres in a rural setting. At present, 5 UG and 3 PG programmes are offered in the college. There are 11 departments, 03 under Faculty of Science, 06 under Faculty of Arts and 02 under Faculty of Commerce. The college follows annual system of academic work. The college has a self-financing stream under which B.Sc Computer Science, B.Com (Computer Application) and B.Com. (Tax Procedure and Practice) are offered.

The teaching and non-teaching staff are appointed through State Public Service Commission. There are 13 permanent (all male) and 02 guest lecturers, of whom one is female. Of the permanent teachers, four have Ph. D. degree as the highest qualification and 04 are M.Phil. degree holders. There are 8 non-teaching staff members (7 male and 1 female). The college functions in two shifts from 8.20 a.m. to 3.40 p.m. The commerce faculty runs in the morning shift and arts and science faculty classes are held in the after noon shift.

The college has 381 students on roll. The classification according to category include: 75 SC, 04 ST, 122 Other Backward Classes and 180 Open Category students. There are 259 boys and 122 girls. There are 341 UG and 40 PG students. The drop out rate of UG students is very minimal and it is zero rate in PG. The pass percentage in P.G. is 100%, while it is more than 90 % in UG. The unit cost of education including the salary is Rs.13970.96 and excluding the salary component, it is Rs.651.39.

The college applied to NAAC for assessment and accreditation; and submitted the Self Study Report. The NAAC constituted a Peer Team for visiting the college. Its composition being: Prof. M.G.Takwale, Vice - Chancellor, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University), Loni, Maharashtra, as the Chairperson; Prof. B.A.Prajapati, Pro Vice - Chancellor, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan as Member Co-ordinator; and Dr. A. Francis, Principal, V.O. Chidambaram College, Tuticorin, Tamilnadu, as Member. The team visited the college during February 5-7, 2007.

The team visited all the departments and looked into other support services. It interacted with the Principal, faculty members and non-teaching staff, Regional Director, Higher Education, Department of the Education Madhya Pradesh State, MLA of Sonkutch, representatives of Janbhagidari Samiti, students, parents and alumni. It checked and validated the available documents, discussed with the principal on outstanding issues; and finalized the Peer Team Report.

Amar Shahid Rajabhau Mahakal Government Degree College is under the governance of Madhya Pradesh State Government. The college among other objectives, aims at providing higher education to the marginalised sections of the society at a low cost. It strives 'to preserve and retain the cultural heritage of the nation' through the student community. The goals and objectives seek to address all major considerations of higher education. The college prospectus furnishes the goals and objectives of the college and this makes them known to all the stakeholders of the college.

At present the college offers 5 under graduate (U.G.) programmes viz., B.A. (Economics and Political Sciences), B.Com. (Comp. Application, Tax Procedure and practices) and B.Sc. Computer Science, and 3 Post Graduate (P. G.) programmes: M.Com. (Accounts and Taxation Group) M.A. (Economics) M.A. ( Political Science). B.Sc. Computer Science and B.Com (Computer Applications and Tax Procedure and Practices) are offered under self finance scheme.

The college is affiliated to Vikram University, Ujjain and therefore follows the syllabi and curricula prescribed by it. So the college does not have much flexibility in the design of the curricula except only one teacher who is representing the college in the Board of Studies of the university. A book edited by one of the teachers of Hindi Department is recommended Text-book in three universities.

Further, the academic flexibility available for the students is limited to the choice of elective options. In B.Com and B.Sc Computer Science multi disciplinary approach is followed.

There is no formal mechanism to obtain feedback from academic peers and employers on teaching programmes. However, the Principal holds academic meetings every fortnight where issues regarding the course, attendance and teaching are discussed.

Admissions into various courses are made on the basis of the academic merit of the students. The University provides a common teaching plan to the college and on the basis of it the college teachers make subject wise and topic wise weekly teaching plans. Daily teaching work is recorded in the teaching diaries. The lecture method of teaching is supplemented with audio-visual aids. One faculty has prepared a number of charts as teaching tool.

The teaching learning methodology is augmented through learner centered activities like group discussions, seminars, assignments, projects, etc. Guests and scholars from neighboring colleges are invited to address the students. The college functions for 266 days out of which 181 days are devoted to teaching. The college conducts Spoken English classes and arranges yoga training through Janbhagidari Samiti. Peer teaching is encouraged. Peers are entrusted with responsibilities of organising college programmes.

The Principal holds academic meetings, discusses with teachers all issues relating to attendance, teaching and writes confidential report of every teacher on the basis of their performance. The report is sent to the Commissioner of Higher Education. Teachers who require correction are advised to improve their performance. There is no formal mechanism of teacher appraisal by students. The college does not follow any self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the faculty in teaching, research and extension. There is no monitoring of the overall performance of students at the beginning of the academic year. Two teachers have attended national level seminars while others have attended regional and state level programmes. The college conducted a workshop on 'Practical Hindi' with UGC assistance. 27 teachers from various colleges attended this workshop.

The College is primarily a UG college with only 3 PG Programmes. Therefore formal research programmes leading to M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees do not exist. Out of the 13 permanent teachers, 4 have Ph.D. and 5 have M.Phil. The college promotes research by providing study leave to teachers and allowing adjustment in their teaching schedule. Though the research committee exists for submitting project proposals, the college has so far not undertaken any project.

One lecturer in the department of Hindi is guiding research students and one scholar has been awarded the Ph.D. degree. He is publishing regularly. The college does not have a formal consultancy service. However, some faculty members offer their expertise to those who are appearing for PSC and other competitive examinations. Some government and non-government organizations also regularly consult the faculty members for their guidance.

The college takes up extension activities and different outreach programmes through NSS and other bodies. It conducts programmes on community development, health and hygiene awareness, adult education and literacy, tree plantation, cleanliness, pulse polio, AIDS and environmental awareness. It also conducts medical and blood donation camps.

Faculty members extend their cooperation to the government departments, district administration and other agencies in the implementation of social welfare programmes. One faculty member is a member of Family Advisory Cell formed at the sub-division level by the State Home Ministry to sort out family disputes. He is also a master trainer of the Right to Information Act of the Central Government and of the Water Conservation Mission called, Jal Abhisek Movement. Another faculty member is helping the state government in identifying deserving candidates for scholarship under the Gaon Ki Beti scheme of the State Government.

The college campus is spread over an area of 15 acres. There are 16 well furnished class rooms, one girls' waiting room, two laboratories, two office rooms, an audio-visual cum conference hall, a sport cum table tennis hall and an N.S.S. room. Canteen and cycle parking facilities are provided. The library with a reading room is located on the first floor of the building.

The college works in two shifts - UG and PG Commerce classes in the forenoon and Arts sections in the afternoon. During non-working hours the class rooms and other infrastructural facilities are utilized by government-departments, M.P. Bhoj Open University and private agencies. Thus the college ensures optimum utilization of its infrastructure. The college building is maintained by the Public Works Department. There is no hostel. The physics lab has only bare minimum equipments. The Computer lab is well equipped.

The college has a central library. It is open on all working days from 10.00 am to 5 pm. There are 14,141 documents in the library. They include textbooks (11,178) reference books (95), journals (3) and magazines (11). There is a Book Bank which holds 2123 books. 480 books are available for preparing for competitive exams. 27 CDS / DVDs are also available. For enhancing the library facilities, the college has spent Rs.1, 57,293/- and added 951 books and 3 journals, in last two years.

The library issues two books to each student and 20 books to the teachers. Students are allowed to retain the books till the end of the examination against a small security deposit. A reading room with 5.80x5.80 sqm. area with 28 seats is part of the library. The library is managed by a librarian and an assistant. Non students are allowed to utilise the reading room. Photo copying facility is available in the office. There is no internet/computer access facility in the library. The central computer facility has 11 computers. It works from 8.20am to 4.00 pm and it works atleast 4 hours a day.

The college has infrastructure for sports and games. There is a multipurpose playground for cricket, football, kabbadi, volleyball and athletics. There is a separate badminton court. The college provides sports kits, blazers, etc., to the sports persons. Outstanding sports persons are given relaxation in cut off marks for admission.
The blood group of students is tested at the time of admission and it is entered in their ID cards. All students are covered under accident insurance. Water filter and cooler are provided. A generator is in the standby.

The purpose of existence of higher education institute is to be examined in the light of the activities related to student support and progression. The academic excellence imparted can be observed in the average success rate of the UG and PG students during the last two years which is more than 90%, though the number of students securing first class is very low. 90% of the students appear for the qualifying examination after the minimum period of study. The drop out rate is as low as 10%. The college does not have a formal system of monitoring student's progression.

The college annually publishes its updated prospectus containing required information about the goals and objectives of the college, courses available, infrastructural facilities, fee structure, list of staff, admission rules of the Government, extra curricular activities, scholarships available, student union, reservation and other relaxation and rules of discipline.

Several scholarships are available for the students. They include Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship by Central Government. Merit scholarship by state government, Merit cum Means scholarship by the University, Gaon Ki Beti scholarship by State Government, sports scholarship and SC, ST, OBC scholarships. During 2005-2006, 123 students received SC, ST, OBC scholarship and 2 girls received Gaon Ki Beti scholarship amounting to Rs. 10,000.

The Employment Cell of the college provides guidance to the students regarding career opportunities. It motivates the students to seek self-employment. The placement faculty in-charge helps the students to get placement in neighbouring industries and firms. During the last year, 10 students have secured placements. Efforts are being made to organize an Alumni Association.

Student union elections are held regularly. Several kinds of recreational / leisure time facilities are made available to students such as indoor games, audio-video facilities, outdoor games, etc. Student magazine is brought out. The college conducts cultural programmes, organizes Youth Festival and annual day functions. There is a Grievance redressal cell. It entertains complaints from students, parents and employees. The professor in charge of the committee enquires on the basis of the complaint and submits his report to the Principal who takes necessary action.

There is a purchase committee to purchase major items for the college. The college can purchase major items, without calling for quotation from approved government agencies. The Janbhagidari Committee (Public Participation Committee) formed by the state government is empowered to raise and arrange funds for the development of the college. The Principal who is the secretary of this committee is responsible for the implementation of the resolutions passed by the Committee. The Committee is empowered to levy fee on students in order to raise funds and appoint guest faculty against vacant posts.

The college is run and managed according to the policy and rules designed by the Department of Higher Education of the State. All financial aids, grants, facilities, etc. are created according to the policy of the State. In order to have public - private partnership, the college has a Janbhagidari Samiti, which is delegated powers by the state government in terms of introduction of new courses, raising funds, fixing fees for self financing courses, etc.

The internal administration is coordinated and monitored continuously by the Principal. He sends the Annual Confidential report to the government, giving his assessment and observation of the duties performed by the staff and it helps to ensure an efficient and responsive administration. The Principal is assisted by the Staff Council. The college follows the committee form of organization for execution of various curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular activities. In the beginning of every academic session, the Principal forms various committees like- UGC, Library, Sports, N.S.S., internal audit, student union, Youth Festival, Student Welfare and Scholarship, Income Tax, discipline and complaints, public information, etc.

The college practises the provisions of the Citizen Charter. A senior professor is appointed as Public Information Officer under the Right to Information Act. Since it is a government college all the staff members are appointed by the government. The college makes temporary appointments based on the recommendations of the committee meant for this. The college maintains proper accounting records. There is an internal audit mechanism, consisting of professors to monitor the financial administration of the college. Besides, there is an external audit conducted by Government Department. The college is yet to computerize the admission process, library system and the accounting records.

The college is a pioneer institution fulfilling the higher education needs of a small town and the surrounding region. It has done a commendable service to the first generation learners among the economically and socially marginalized masses of surrounding area. The college has adopted certain healthy practices so as to enhance the quality of education in the institution. Some of these healthy practices are as follows:
Parents are informed about the status of attendance of their children

Implementation of the citizen charter

The atmosphere in the college is conducive for academic and extra curricular activities.

The Principal, teachers, non-teaching staff and students all have cordial relationship.

Appointment of Public Information Officer for maintenance of transparency in administration.

College is a Centre of Bhoj Open University.

Inculcation of civic responsibilities through variety of activities.

Youth Festival, social gatherings, sports, farewell functions are organized and friendly relations promoted among students.

The Peer Team after going through the Self Study Report (SSR) and visits made to various academic and physical facilities is satisfied by progress of the college in providing higher education to the rural area. However, the peer team considers that there are some features of the college which it would like to commend. The peer team would also like to draw the attention of the college to certain concerns for its consideration. The team would like to commend the college for the following aspects:

The college is maintained clean and it has 15 acres of land.

The interaction with the students, parents and alumni show that they respect the faculty members and appreciate the efforts made by teachers for academic and personal development of the students.

About 50 % faculty members have completed their Ph.D or M.Phil. Degree courses and one faculty member has qualified SLET examination conducted by Madhya Pradesh Government.

All permanent faculty members have completed required number of refresher courses and orientation courses.

The curriculum is unitized and schedule for teaching these units is given to the students in advance. The students' feedback is also collected for improvement.

The college has introduced job oriented self financed courses through Janbhagidari Samiti.

All teachers maintain their teaching diary and teaching record is checked and signed by the Principal.

The students are offered many types of scholarships such as - merit cum means scholarship, Gaon - Ki - Beti scholarship, OBC, SC, ST Scholarship, etc.

Many students have represented in State, University and Zonal sports activities such as , volley ball, table tennis, cricket, foot ball, kabaddi, etc.

Xth five year plan grant received from UGC was fully utilized by the college.

Swami Vivekananda Career Guidance Cell is functioning well. One student has been selected by Infosys and nine students by ICICI bank through campus interviews.

NSS activities are well planned. One program officer received national award for his NSS work.

The present building is inadequate to organize academic programmes hence college runs in two shifts which causes inconvenience to the students.

The number of faculty members approved by the state government is inadequate and not according to the UGC norms especially for Post Graduate courses.

95 % budgets of the college is spent on the wages of the staff. Hence hardly any money is left for the development of the college.

The computerization of library, office and accounts needs to be done urgently.

The sports facility especially indoor sports are inadequate and the post of Sports Officer is not sanctioned by the government. Hence, inadequate coaching to the students.

Hostels are not available in the college.

The teachers have not availed of the facility of Faculty Improvement Programme.

The vocational courses recommended and financed by UGC are not introduced in the college.

No efforts are made to submit Minor/ Major Research Project Schemes to UGC.

Enrollment of the students for B.Sc. and M.A. courses is poor.

The failure rate in the first year examinations in all the faculties is high. Most of the students do not continue their education after the failure in the first year examination.

Common room for girls and canteen are housed in the small rooms.
The students are weak in English communication.

The library is open for six hours during working days only. There is shortage of reference books and there are large numbers of old text-books which are not useful to the students.

Suggestions and Recommendations:
In view of globalisation and privatization of higher education, highly competitive environment in all sectors of life, exponential growth in knowledge and need for dynamic educational system, the Peer Team would like to suggest following actions for the consideration of the college:

The college should give attention urgently on inadequacy of teachers specially for teaching post graduate courses. Most of the departments have one or two faculty members only.

The college should strengthen science and computer laboratories by adding more equipments and latest software for computer applications.

Academic and administrative building needs expansion so that all classes could be conducted in one shift only.

The college should submit proposal to UGC to start vocational / job oriented courses.

Faculty members be motivated to submit Minor/Major Research Projects to UGC for financial assistance.

Faculty Improvement Programme of UGC should be availed of for enhancing qualifications of teachers.

In the age of information technology, it is high time to introduce computers in the office, accounts and library. The college should provide internet facility in the Library.

The college may think of starting add-on-courses in computer literacy, English communication, fashion and dress design, interior decoration, etc. for the benefit of students.

Hostel should be provided to the students. The college may try to get funds from UGC for constructing boys and girls hostels.

Infrastructure for sports especially for indoor games and gym facility needs to be established urgently. Coaching for various games need to be provided to the students.

Many students want NCC unit in the college. Efforts should be made to establish the same.

The Janbhagidari Samiti should try to raise financial support for development of college through public participation and alumni.

The language laboratory for improving communication skills of the students will be added advantage for the college.

Science faculty needs to be expanded by introducing chemistry, botany and zoology, biotechnology, IT courses along with job oriented vocational courses.

The Peer Team records its gratitude to the office bearers of the management, the Principal, the coordinator, the faculty members, non-teaching staff, the students and the alumni and parents for their courtesy and co-operation. The arrangement facilitated the peer team to complete the work smoothly in the fixed time frame. The peer team wishes the college bright future and success in its academic pursuit.

Dr. M. G. Takwale, Chairperson

Dr. B.A. Prajapati, Coordinator

Dr. A. Francis, Member

(Dr. Rakesh Mahajan) Principal
Place: Sonkutch

Date: February 7, 2007

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