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Aska Science College, Aska, Orissa


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Aska Science College, Aska, Orissa
Address: Plot / Street / Area
PO Nuagam
Aska (District Ganjam)
Orissa, India
Pin Code : 761111


Aska Science College, Aska Orissa is a recognised institute / college. Aska Science College, Aska Orissa was established on / in 1968.


Principal of Aska Science College, Aska Orissa is PROF. CH. SANTOSH KUMAR SUBUDHI (Mobile +91 8660871421, 9861370111, EMailsksubudhi6@gmail.com.

Aska Science College is situated in Aska of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Aska Science College, Aska Orissa is 06822 273013.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Aska Science College, Aska Orissa are Principal 9437037485, Admission Incharge 9937627247, 9040040082 Deo.

email ID(s) is Aska Science College Aska Orissa

Website of Aska Science College, Aska Orissa is http://www.askasciencecollege.com/.

Chairman : The local M.L.A. (ex officio).
General Secretary : The incumbent Principal (ex officio).

Contact Details of Aska Science College, Aska Orissa are : Telephone: +91-6822-273013
Website: http://www.askasciencecollege.org/
email info@askasciencecollege.com
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER: Dr. Tara Prasad Dash, Reader, Department of English

Aska Science (Junior) College, Aska
Principal: Dr Ramesh Charana Pandit (Mobile 9861280441)
Admission Mobile: 9861342911
DEO Mobile: 9040040082

Timings:
Monday - Friday 10am to 4pm
Saturday - 10am to 2pm
Sunday - Closed
Official Holidays - Closed



Courses

Aska Science College, Aska Orissa runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
BA, B.Sc., B.Com

Approval details: Aska Science College is affiliated with Berhampur University (BAMU), Berhampur (Orissa)

Profile of Aska Science College

The College started functioning in a rented house, but soon under public demand it was shifted to a govt. building belonging to the Girl's High School. The College started facing problem of accommodation consequent upon its gradual growth. At about this time, the Higher Secondary School of Science and Technology, Kotinada was about to be closed and its hostel building was lying vacant. Initiative was taken up with the leadership of Late Harihar Das, the then M.L.A. of Aska and strong patronage of Sri Somanath Rath, the three storied hostel building of the school was handed over to the College. The College shifted from the heart of the town to the out skirts on 08-07-1976 and the new building was inaugurated by Sri Jadunath Das Mahapatra, the then Education Minister of Odisha. Subsequently, it was expanded to another adjacent two-storied building which was also lying abandoned.

Media coverage of Aska Science College, Aska Orissa, Orissa

NAAC report of Aska Science College

INTRODUCTION
Aska Science College, Aska, Dist. Ganjam , Orissa made an application to
the National Assessment and Accreditation Council for Assessment and
Accreditation. Accordingly, the National Assessment and Accreditation
Council, Bangalore constituted a Peer Committee with the following :
Prof. A.N Basu., Fromer Vice-Chancellor, Jadavpur University and
Chairman, Centre for Rural and Cryogenic Technology, Kolkata as Chairman, Prof. K.E. Radhakrishna, Principal, Surana College, No.16, Nittur Srinivas Rao
Road, South End Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore, as Member-Coordinator AND
Dr. A.R. Padoshi, Former Professor, Department of Economics, Goa
University, Mapusa, Goa, as Member

The Peer Committee visited the Science College on 24th and 25th March, 2007
And prepared the assessment report of the college based on Meetings,
Interviews, Interactions,Visits and Verification of documents etc. In this
Process, the Committee met the members of the Management, the Principal,
The Faculty, the Administrative Staff, the Alumni, the Parents and the
Students. The report is based on such a process and Accreditation is
Recommended as per the criteria laid down by NAAC.

Situated in the southern most part of Orissa, the establishment of Aska Science College was backed by a strong co-operative movement and the concerted efforts of the people of this town and intellectuals like Late. Kabiraj Krushna Chandra Tripathy, Late Harihara Das, Sri Dutikrishna Panda, Late Chandra Sekhar Mishra.

Aska Science College was established in the year 1968. This institution has the unique distinction of having been established by generous donations of the cane growers in and around Aska.

The College is situated in a campus consisting of 6.182 acresand it also has another piece of land consisting of 16.42 acres, 2.5 kms. away from the campus, housing the hostel, which is at present closed for infrastructural developments.

The College crest containing a factory, a plough and a lamp on stand with a book spread open, symbolizes progressive attitude, scientific and technological advancement, cooperative movement, agriculture, extrapolation of knowledge of the enlightenment of mankind.
The college recognized by U.G.C. under 2(f) 1969 and 12(b)(1973) has at present there are 500 students studying in the college among whom 362 are boys and 138 are girls. There are 46 teachers working among whom 7 are appointed by the management. 29 are drawing UGC scales and 10 are in state scales. The college is affiliated to Berhampur University and does not participate in UGC schemes like COSIP, COHSSIP, etc.

Criterion-wise analysis
Criterion-I Curricular Aspects
The college is affiliated to Berhampur University and therefore it has to achieve its goals and objectives through its curriculum given by the University.

The syllabus, prescribed by the Berhampur University in 2002-03, has both core options and elective options. Core courses seek to introduce the students to the major approaches of knowledge. Honours Course in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, Political Science, History, Economics, Oriya, English and Commerce are offered. Subjects of national importance like Landmarks in Indian History (LMH) and Indian Polity (IP) in Humanities as elective subjects, Environmental Science and Indian Society and Culture have been introduced as compulsory subjects for all the three streams. There are as many as 22 subjects in all the programmes. Flexibility is maintained in permitting crossovers from one discipline to another. in the time frame for completion of the course i.e. 5 years.

Feedback is obtained in prescribed formats for further improvement. Uniform Dress Code was introduced from 2005-2006 sessions.

Criterion-II : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Selection of candidates for admission into different courses is made purely on merit. Concessions to the disadvantaged, the physically handicapped, women, other distinguished sports personal, NCC cadets and NSS volunteers are given as per GOVT. Policy. Entrance examinations are conducted for admission into honours courses. Prospectus and college calendar are regularly provided to the students every year. Teachers are encouraged to attend Seminars, Conferences, Workshops and Refresher Courses organized by institutes of repute. Field study, Seminars and group discussion have been made part of the curriculum. Bridge courses are conducted for the slow learners and the disadvantaged. Continuous assessment by way of class tests, Pre-tests and the test examination are carried out to help the students in preparing for the Annual Examinations. The progress of the courses are reviewed at the land of every month, making timely submission of the progress registers by individual teachers mandatory. The Annual Examinations are conducted as per university rules. Feed back by the students have been introduced for effective teaching. But the feedback received need to be tabulated and given to the concerned for the benefit of development and correction.

Criterion-III Research, Consultancy, Extension
The college encourages research by the faculty members. One major research project and two minor research projects have been completed in the last five years. There are 13 teachers with Ph.D, 12 have Mphil qualification. In the last five years, 51 research articles have been published in national journals and 11 books have been published by the faculty members. Dr. Bhagaban Tripathy, and Dr. Shaikh Sayeed of Hindi department. Dr. S.N. Tripathy and R.C. Pandit of Economics department, Dr. Bhagaban sahu of History department, Sri K.N. Swain of Oriya department have done note worthy research work in their respective fields and won recognition.

The students of this college are involved in extension activities like community development, environment and heath awareness programs, blood donation camps, through N.S.S., N.|C.C. and Y.R.C. The activities are monitored by the teachers In-charge. The N.C.C. and NSS organize some activities in collaboration with Govt. agencies, local lions club and other NGOs.

There is one company of NCC with 60 cadets (45 boys and 15 girls) Major M.M. Patnaik was awarded the Best Associate NCC Officer Trophy of Orissa State in November, 2004 by Hon'ble Chief Minister Orissa. Senior Under Officer, Bishnu Prasad Panigrahi was the only Senior Division Cadet of the State of Orissa who has successfully completed Para training at Para Training School, Agra in 2006. Several cadets have under gone advanced leadership camp Para-training and Army attachment. There are four units of NSS undertaking programmes like Health awareness, literaracy, tree plantation, family welfare and AIDS awareness.

Criterion - IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college campus is spread over 6.182 Acres of land and provides good environment for academic pursuit. The facilities available on the campus include library, class rooms, audio visual hall, an open air pendal, canteen, student's common room, NCC motivation hall, the laboratories, the administrative and academic sections, computer centre, staff and girls common rooms. There is a hostel, 2.5 KM away from the college campus over an area of 16.42 acres. It provides accommodation for 30 boarders. This year it is vacant due to proposed infrastructural repair works for providing better amenities. The college has 8 computers, LCD Projector, Audio-Visual Aids, Internet connectivity as modern teaching aids. The Library is on its way to fully automation, has about 34,000 books and is subscribing to journals and magazines. It subscribes to 12 news papers. The building is maintained by the Management through the PWD of the Govt. but the maintenance is not in proper condition .It has a sports rooms and play ground (near the hostel).

Criterion - V : Student support and Progression
Detailed information regarding the range of courses offered, rules of admission etc. are given in the prospectus. Every year the college publishes its calendar. The college provides sports facilities to the athletes and the athletes regularly participate in Inter-College Athletic Meet. A student represented the university in cricket consecutively for two years. There are facilities for indoor and outdoor games. The Natya Kala Sansad organizes musical and dramatic talent contests. The Alumni association was revived to explore the possibilities of their support to certain significant activities of the college.

The different financial aids like a number of scholarships, Aid from SSG, poor Boys Fund are available to the students. Personal Counselling, Career Counselling and Guidance Cell, Academic Counselling, Tutor-Ward System, Employment and placement cell do not function.

Criterion- VI : Organisation and management
The Sub-Collector of the region is the President of the Management and the college is almost under the total control of the Govt. being a grant-in-aid Institution.

The Principal is the chief coordinator of all academic and non-academic activities. He also maintains liaison between the college and the Director, Higher Education and university. The HOD's and the Staff Council aid and advise the Principal on all academic matters. The administration is decentralized. The Administrative Bursar coordinates all the section of the college. The Account burser is in-charge of the Finances. The fees structure is decided by the Govt. Rs. 9,16,460 was sanctioned by UGC under X Plan. UGC sanctioned Rs. 50 Lacs to construct a Womens Hostel and Rs 54,000 to conduct a national seminar. Rs. 1,37,56,501 is the total Budget of the institution for the year 2005- 2006. The salary of the majority of the employees is paid by the Govt.

The different committees have been set up to provide necessary guidance for the smooth functioning of the college. The Principal supervises all the activities of the Committees. There is provision for external audit. There is no institutional grievance redresal cell for students, teachers and staff and there is no any professional development programmes for non-teaching staff. Welfare schemes for the employees are only the schemes envisaged by the Govt.

Criterion- VIII : Healthy practices
The college has a mechanism for internal checks for ensuring the quality of its
adademic programmesand administration. The innovative methods like group discussions, quiz, LCD projector and Computer Aided Teaching are introduced to promote teaching, learning and evaluation. Some eminent spiritualists are invited to give value education to students. The college conducts elections to the students Union and other associations to give training to the students about their social responsibilities and citizenship roles.

The college is planning to introduce opening new courses like Tourism, Functional English, Mass communication and other computer aided courses like DCA.

OVERALL ANALYSIS :
Aska college of science has done appreciably well within its limitations as a good teaching college. Many students who have passed out of this college have occupied positions of importance in society in different sectors. It has a good academic ambience and good intra and inter personal academic relationship.

COMMENDATIONS :
Though, this is a science college the departments of Economics, History, Hindi and Oriya have shown commendable scholastic achievements by producing many books and articles of importance. A mention must be made about the works of Dr. S.N. Tripathy, Dr. Ramesh Pandit of Economics Department. Dr. Bhagvan Tripathy , Dr. Sheikh Sayeed of Hindi Department, Dr. Bhagaban Sahu of History Department and K.N. Swain of Oriya Department.

RECOMMENDATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS :
A serious thought needs to be given about starting job oriented, non-traditional courses like BCA, BBA, BSc. (Computer Science) etc.

More attention needs to be paid to the maintenance of the building and cleanliness especially of the toilets.

There exists ample scope for having a herbal garden with the names and the medicinal uses of the plants exhibited.

Development of greenery and vegetation needs to be paid more attention.

A suitable fence/compound wall be constructed to have adequate protection to the college property.

Hostel facilities need to be started on an urgent basis.

Guest lectures by visiting faculty may be started to acquaint the students with the latest developments in the subject.

The existing vacancies of both teaching and non teaching need to be filled on priority basis.

Arrangement must to be made for the creation of an Internal Quality Assurance Cell :

Adequate feed back obtained from the students about teaching and other things in the college needs to be tabulated and the result intimated to concerned .

There is an urgent need of providing computer and internet facilities to the library and to the teaching departments.

Specialised news papers be procured in the library for the benefit of the students.

Office automation be given priority it deserves.

Ladies common room needs to be provided with more facilities, recreations like indoor games etc.

The Alumni and the Parents association could be strengthened to augment resources to strengthen the infrastructural needs of the college.

The Peer Team records its appreciation for the excellent cooperation rendered by the Principal Dr. P.K. Panda, the, Sri Man Mohan Pattnaik, Co-oridnator, steering committee and the staff of the institution for helping the validation of the self study report validating and to make the assessment and accreditation of the college. A special mention is made about The President of the College, Sri. Purna Chandra Tripathy, Sub Collector Bhanjanagar for his proactive involvement.

Prof. A.N Basu
Chairman

Prof. K.E Radhakrishna
Member-Co-ordinator

Dr. A.R. Padoshi, Member

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