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Panchayat College, Bargarh, Orissa


Panchayat College, Bargarh, Orissa
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Bargarh (District Sambalpur)
Orissa, India

Panchayat College, Bargarh Orissa is a recognised institute / college. Status: Pvt., Aided, Co-Ed.. Panchayat College, Bargarh Orissa is also known as Panchayat Degree College, Bargarh. Panchayat College, Bargarh Orissa was established on / in 1960 (or 1989).

Principal of Panchayat College, Bargarh Orissa is SRI Binod Kumar Sarangi.

Panchayat College is situated in Bargarh of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Bargarh comes under Bargarh Tehsil, Sambalpur District.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Panchayat College, Bargarh Orissa are 9937788329, 9178660681, Principal 9437345292, Admission (I/C) 9861143941, DEO 9778941389.

email ID(s) is Panchayat College Bargarh Orissa

Website of Panchayat College, Bargarh Orissa is www.gaisilatcollege.net.

Chairman : Ex-officio Collector Bargarh :- Sj Bhabaghari Mishra.
General Secretary : Ex officio Principal , Panchayat College ,Bargarh :- Sri Purna Chandra Mallick.

Contact Details of Panchayat College, Bargarh Orissa are : Phone: 06646-233192, 06683-226618

Panchayat (Junior) College, Bargarh
Principal Mobile: 9437345292
Admission Mobile: 9937964909
DEO Mobile: 9778941389


Panchayat College, Bargarh Orissa runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Science stream(s).
B.A., B.Com., B.Sc.
M.A., M.Com., M.Sc.

Approval details: Panchayat College is affiliated with Sambalpur University, Sambalpur (Orissa)

Profile of Panchayat College

The Crest of the college, conceived through spheres and circles, symbolizes the quest for enlightenment and perfection. At its heart, is the undying flame emitting light of knowledge that illuminates the minds of the Alma-mater. The fluttering pages with quill and inkhorn,the sailing ship with precious cargoes on it, with their emphasis on peace, progress and prosperity represent the faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce respectively. (there is no light like wisdom) from the Buddhist Scripture is the motto that forms the base on which the edifice stands.

Media coverage of Panchayat College, Bargarh Orissa, Orissa

NAAC report of Panchayat College

Section 1 :Introduction
Panchayat College, Bargarh, in the western part of Orissa was established in 1960 as a non-Government Intermediate College affiliated to Utkal University. The town of Bargarh is a commercial centre, where the headquarters of the district of Bargarh are also located. It lies on the NH6 and the broad gauge railway connecting Sambalpur with Titlagarh. The College was established by the enthusiastic support of the Panchayats of Bargarh, then a sub-division. Degree courses in Arts and Science were introduced in 1962, followed by Commerce in 1963. The College was affiliated to Sambalpur University with the establishment of the latter in January, 1967. Honours courses in Arts and Commerce subjects were introduced in 1968 and 1969 respectively. The College was enlisted by UGC under sections 2f and 12B of UGC Act in 1969 and was taken over by Orissa Government in 1971. Three year degree courses were started in the session 1985-86. Postgraduate programmes of study were introduced gradually since 1988, in Commerce, Oriya, Political Science and Mathematics. The College was declared as a 'lead college' by Orissa Government in 1990. The Higher Secondary section, which had been started in 1983-84, was detached from the College in 2001 and continues to run in the premises of Panchayat College as Junior College in the morning hours.

At present, Panchayat College has undergraduate Arts, Commerce and Science courses in a total of sixteen subjects, viz. Oriya, Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Economics, Education, History, Political Science, Logic & Philosophy, Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology and Commerce. The College also offers postgraduate programmes in Oriya, Mathematics, Political Science and Commerce. It has a teaching faculty of 34 permanent teachers against a sanctioned strength of 60. There are no temporary or part-time teachers. There are 66 members of Non-teaching staff against 82 sanctioned posts, 14 of whom belong to the technical category.

The total enrolments of students are 1114 in the undergraduate and 71 in the postgraduate degree classes during the academic year 2005-06. Girls comprise about 25% and 50% of the students respectively in the UG and PG classes. All the students are from the State of Orissa. The College follows an annual system of academic activities as prevalent under Sambalpur University. The College has 180 teaching days per year out of 240 working days.

Panchayat College at Bargarh has a spacious campus spread over 50 acres of land. It has four separate buildings with adequate space for horizontal extensions. It has common rooms for boys and girls, rooms for NCC, NSS, Yoga centre, Workshop and parking spaces for cycles and two-wheelers.

The College has a Governing Body constituted according to State Government Rules. The Principal is the Chief Executive of the College and is assisted by Academic and Accounts Bursars as well as various Committees. The Unit Cost of education for the year 2004-05 has been Rs. 16311 including the salary expenditure and Rs.165 excluding the same.

The College volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted the updated Self-Study in January, 2006. A supplementary updated report was sent to the Peer Team members at a later date. A Peer Team was constituted by NAAC, consisting of Prof. P. K. Chaudhuri, formerly Member Secretary, West Bengal State Council of Higher Education, as Chairperson, Prof. Kabindra Prasad Singh, and Retd. Prof. and Head of the Dept. of History, B.R.A. Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, as Member-Coordinator and Prof. Prakash G. Puranik,, Former Principal, Sevadal Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur, as Member. The Peer Team visited the College on 22nd. and 23rd. February 2006. The Team interacted with the Principal, the College Governing Body, teachers, non-teaching staff and representative groups of students, guardians and alumni. The Team visited all the departments and facilities and examined a sample of documents to check and validate facts and figures given in the Self-Study Report. The present report of the Peer Team is based on a detailed study of the Self-Study Report submitted by the College as well as information collected through observations, interactions and validation of facts and figures.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The primary objective behind the establishment of Panchayat College in the town of Bargarh by the local people was to bring higher education within easy reach of the youth of the agricultural community of the subdivision of Bargarh. The College has declared its mission in its Memorandum in the Certificate of Registration of the College Society.

Panchayat College offers undergraduate B.A., B.Com. and B.Sc. programmes under affiliation of Sambalpur University. The Arts faculty has departments of Oriya, Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Economics, Education, History, Logic & Philosophy, Psychology and Political Science. The Science faculty, which has started in 1998-99, consists of the departments of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. All the subjects are taught at pass and honours levels excepting Logic & Philosophy. All students have to study 'Indian Society and Culture' and 'Environmental Studies' as core subjects. The College has post-graduate programmes in four subjects viz. Oriya, Political Science, Mathematics and Commerce.

The programmes have limited flexibility in time frame, horizontal mobility and elective options. The College does not have any self-financing Courses or non-core options.
The College obtains feedback about the teaching programmes from the alumni and parents. The College has a system of assigning students to proctors, who obtain feedback from the students. Students can also express their opinion through the grievance redressal mechanism. No new course has been introduced in the College after 1992. There is no provision of any academic audit in Government colleges of Orissa.

The College hosts a study centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University. Students have the opportunity of studying several programmes offered by the study Centre.

Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
Panchayat College admits students to the degree classes on the basis of academic record. The College maintains various quotas according to Government orders. 8% and 12% of the seats are reserved for SC and ST candidates respectively. Girls, candidates who have represented the State at national level in various sports and games, those holding NCC Certificates and physically handicapped students are given advantages in the matter of admission. Some seats are reserved for children of Burma repatriates, ex-servicemen and defense personnel.

The College conducts annual and test examinations. Guardians of weaker students are invited by the College after Test Examinations and informed about the weakness of their wards. The better students in each class are specially instructed so that they can improve their performance.

The College has 180 teaching days per year. The College is open six days a week, from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. It has 60 posts permanent teachers and 34 teachers in position. 21 teachers have doctorates and another 6 have M.Phil. degrees to their credit. The College does not appoint either temporary or part-time teachers.

The teachers make lesson plans at the beginning of the academic session. Heads of Departments and the Principal monitor the progress of teaching and take rectificatory measures when required.

The State Government recruits teachers of the College through the Orissa Public Service Commission. The College has the power to appoint temporary teachers when a department has no regular teacher at all. The College does not have any such teacher at present.

The teachers often participate in seminars and conferences held in other institutions. However, out of 34 teachers, only two have attended National level Seminars during the last two years and one has acted as a resource person. The more advanced students in all departments deliver seminar lectures but invited lectures by eminent academicians are rarely organized.

The Principal evaluates the performance of the teachers through their self-appraisal. Results of appraisal are conveyed through annual confidential reports on individual teachers.

The College Examination Committee is in charge of conducting the annual and test examination of the College. It also manages the University examinations held at the College premises.

The College provides opportunity for its students to participate in sports, both indoor and outdoor, and some recreational activities for students. It has teams for Volleyball and Cricket. The College Cricket and Volleyball teams have become winners in the university level inter-college tournaments. Two blind students of the College have participated in Cricket for the visually handicapped. Outstanding sportspersons are felicitated by the College.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
There is significant research activity at Panchayat College. About 40% of all teachers are engaged in research and publish regularly. The College encourages research by providing financial support for research, study leave and adjustment of teaching schedules. Teachers of the Departments of Oriya and Hindi write plays, lyrics and poems. Teachers of Botany, Physics, Political Science, Economics and Education have recently published papers and edited journals.

There is one on-going research project in the Department of Botany funded by the Ministry of Forests and Environment to work on Conservation of Medicinal and Forest Plants, for which the department has already received and utilized Rs. 3.5 lakh. Two teachers of Political Science and History have recently obtained UGC assistance for a Minor Research Projects. The College does not have any opportunity to offer consultancy against payment. However, some senior teachers extend assistance to other educational institutions.

The College has diverse extension activities. The College along with the Junior College has Youth Red Cross, two platoons of NCC consisting of 70 boys and 25 girls respectively and an NSS unit with 50 boys. Teachers of the College act as NCC Officers and NSS Programme Officers. The College has undertaken extension work related to Community Development, Health and Hygiene Awareness, Adult Education and Literacy and AIDS awareness. It has organized medical camps and blood donation programmes. The Red Cross day, Plantation week, Women Empowerment Week, Road Safety Week and World Literacy Day are observed by the College.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Panchayat College has a sprawling campus spread over more than 50 acres of land at the southern outskirts of Bargarh town. The College augments its infrastructure by utilizing grants from the State Government, MPLAD Fund and the UGC. The buildings and other facilities are maintained by the State Government through its agencies like the PWD. These are used from 7 AM to 5 PM on working days by the Panchayat College and the Junior College running H.S. courses. An IGNOU Study Centre has been provided accommodation on the College premises. The NSS unit and the Department of Botany beautify and maintain the greenery of the campus. A covered stage has been constructed with funds obtained from the local MP's development fund.

The main building accommodates the Principal's chamber, the College office, staff room, girls' common room and all the academic departments. There are two smaller blocks, one consisting of NCC and NSS rooms, boys' common room, the students' union room and the IGNOU Study centre and the other accommodating the sports room, the yoga centre, a small workshop and the office of the Alumni Association. The central library, guest house, boys' hostel and College canteen are in separate buildings.

A Library Committee supervises the functioning of the College library. It has 30418 volumes under 12664 titles including more than six thousand reference books. In the last two years 440 books have been added at a cost of Rs.27,000. It subscribes to 21 periodicals at a cost of Rs. 1500 per year. The library has adequate reading room space. Computerization of the library is in progress. The library hours are from 10.30 A.M. to 4.30 P.M. on working days.

The College has five computers in all, in the College office, the Chemistry department, the library and the computer room. The College Office uses computers to do work related to examinations and accounts.

The College has a large playground and facilities for athletics and outdoor games like Cricket, Football and Volleyball. Students participate in inter-college tournaments in these games and have come out as winners.

The College has a boys' hostel with accommodation for 100 boys. About thirty college students reside in the hostel. The College has provided accommodation to Study Centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University.

The Botany department maintains a botanical garden and a garden devoted to ex-situ culture of medicinal plants. The College also has a plantation of Eucalyptus trees.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
Panchayat College publishes its prospectus every year. The prospectus contains information on courses of studies, sanctioned strengths, admission rules, university rules and regulations, fee structure, hostel rules and various facilities and services available. It also provides information on various extension activities of the College and the Students' Association.

All the students enrolled in 2004-05 are from within the state. The College does not receive any application for admission from overseas students and has no special policy for them.

The College has a dropout rate of 15% in the undergraduate programmes and during the last two years, about 65% per cent of students appearing in the final examinations have been successful. In the postgraduate programmes the dropout rate is about 30% on the average but the success rate is nearly 100%. Students of the College occupy very important positions, like Members of Parliament and the State Legislative Assembly, Ministers, Officers in the Civil Services, Doctors, Chartered Accountants, Engineers and Professors.

Students of the College are eligible to get National Merit Scholarship, National Loan Scholarships and Postgraduate Merit Scholarships, though no student has enjoyed any of these during the last two years. An amount of Rs. 6400 has been received by the College in the year before last as scholarship for disabled students. About sixty students are granted free studentship and financial aid by the College every year.

The College assigns every student to a teacher who acts as his or her proctor. The student reports progress in studies, health, living conditions etc. to the proctor, who looks after the well being of the student.

The College has an Employment Cell with the teacher in charge of the Students' Union as the coordinating officer. The cell has recently organized a campus interview of its students by Vedant Steel Ltd. The Cell provides information on career and employment opportunities. It displays job advertisements and motivates the students towards self-employment. More than 50 students opt for self-employment every year after passing out of the College.

There is no formal Personal Counselling Cell. However, teachers acting as proctors provide academic and personal counseling to the students assigned to them.

The College has an Alumni Association formed in the year 2004, with more than 100 members. The Association has plans to assist the College in its future development.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
Panchayat College is a Government College and is administered directly by the State Government. A Governing Body formed by the Government is responsible for its management. The Principal-in-Charge, who is a Reader in Physics, is the Secretary to the G.B. and the chief executive of the College. The local M.P. and M.L.A. are Members of the G.B. The G.B. has representatives of teachers and a nominee of the University Vice Chancellor.

The College has a number of committees to assist the Principal in administrative work. All teachers take part in administration of the College as members of various committees. Various administrative responsibilities are borne by the Administrative and Accounts Bursars, the College Council, the Council of Heads of Departments, Purchase Committee and the Admission Committee. Teachers of the College are attached to the boys' hostel, Students' Union, Athletic Association, IGNOU Study Centre, Science Association, the Development Committee, the Library Committee etc. Teachers act as NSS Programme Officer and NCC Officer. The Principal and the Administrative Bursar maintain a check on the performance and efficiency of the non-teaching staff. They inspect the attendance registers and maintain confidential character rolls. The College has developed a healthy tradition of decentralization of power and responsibilities in the institution.
The State Government recruits teachers of the College through the Orissa Public Service Commission. However, no teacher has joined the College during the last two years though twenty-six posts of teachers are lying vacant. The College does not organize programmes for the professional development of the non-teaching staff. However, the Administrative and Accounts Bursars assist the staff to develop skills. Tuition fees charged by the College are very low and have not been revised for many decades. The College charges Rs.9 and Rs.10 respectively per month as tuition fees for degree classes from pass and honours students. However, there are other charges that a student has to pay and the total amount to be paid at the time of admission and subsequently per year comes to Rs. 540 and Rs.120 respectively. Students staying at the hostel pay seat rent and mess charge at Rs. 100 and Rs. 550 per month. The College does not have any self-financing courses.

Financial resources of the College come from Grants from the State Government, students' fees, development grants from UGC and grants from Local Area Development Fund of the local MP. Budget estimate of the College shows allocation for salary requirement running to 96.7% of the total requirement. No allocation is made for seminars, educational excursions and procurement of teaching aids and computers.

Major purchases of the College are steered by the Purchase Committee. The Committee decides on the items and probable cost, invites quotations and places orders and ensures supply of goods to the College.

The College has a Grievance Redressal Cell which deals with grievances of students. The Principal deals with grievances of teachers.

Employees of the College can obtain advances from the GPF as well festival advance. They can also get loans from banks for house building, purchase of cars or two-wheelers. The College stands as the guarantor and ensures repayment through deductions of monthly installments from the salary.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The College makes an effort for all round development of its students. It conducts Yoga training camps and organizes extra-mural lectures, departmental seminars, cultural programmes, eloquence and debating competitions and quiz competition.

In spite of heavy workloads, many of the teachers engage in research.
Activities of the NSS and Youth Red Cross sensitize the students about civic responsibilities and preservation of environment.

The College has a system of assigning students to Proctors, who can constantly supervise the progress of the students and provide personal counseling.

A part of the vacant land is utilized by plantation of trees, which may yield funds for the College in future.

Administration of the College is transparent and participatory. Responsibilities are shared by many. The system trains up junior teachers to assume greater responsibilities in future.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
Panchayat College, Bargarh, has completed 45 years of its existence. It functions in a semi-urban environment within the limitations of Government rules and orders. The teachers and the Principal are frequently transferred. In the absence of motivations, guidance and opportunity to frame its own academic programmes, it has been restricted to stick to conventional courses, teaching learning methods and evaluation procedures. The College has not availed of the opportunity to introduce vocational courses offered by UGC and at present there is no job-oriented subject. The College depends entirely on Government grants for day-to-day running and has no self-financing courses.

At present 26 out of 60 sanctioned posts are lying vacant. Due to the large number vacant posts, the teachers have workloads exceeding those stipulated by the UGC. Many departments, including the department of Mathematics that teaches up to the post-graduate level, have single teachers. They cannot engage as many classes as are required for proper treatment of the syllabi. In spite of their teaching loads, many teachers are engaged in research.

The academic departments are not active in organizing seminars and conferences. No efforts are made to obtain funds from the UGC and other bodies to organize faculty development programmes. There are no research projects funded by the UGC. There is no budget provision for activities like excursions, projects and newsletters supplementing the classroom mode of teaching.

The College has an exceptionally large campus but most of the land is unutilized. The principal weakness of the College lies in non-availability of job oriented courses and the small number of teachers, even in laboratory-based subjects.

However, the Peer Team has noticed some commendable features of Panchayat College. These are:
Administration of the College is efficient. The Principal-in-Charge receives co-operation from the faculty members and the Governing Body is sensitive to the needs of the institution.

The College has diverse and extension activities through the NSS and NCC related to community development.

The Proctorial System adopted by the College serves the purpose of personal counseling.

The College tries to develop the personality of the students through Value Education, Cultural activities and various competitions.

The College encourages sports and physical activities like yogasanas. Visually handicapped students get the opportunity of participating in sports.

The Botany department has established a garden for medicinal plants and is operating a project on wild plants of medicinal value which may be beneficial to the society.

Panchayat College should try to introduce need-based and job-oriented courses suited to its socio-economic background. Students should have the opportunity of pursuing non-core courses on Computer Applications and Spoken English. The College may also try to introduce courses related to agriculture, like soil-testing and seed technology. A short programme on entrepreneurship may also be helpful to the graduating students.

The College may also try to introduce training for competitive examinations conducted by the Public Service Commissions on self-financing basis.

The College may make an effort to organize lectures on secularism, convergence of religious thought, human rights, evils of dowry system, eradication of superstitions, social equality and justice, environmental issues, etc.

The College has several overhead projectors. It may encourage use of audio-visual teaching aids in classroom teaching.

The laboratories may be equipped with modern equipment so that the students get adequate exposure to their use. The Botany department may try to establish a museum.

The academic departments may try to organize seminar lectures on regular basis by inviting academicians from the University and neighboring colleges, professionals and social workers from NGOs of repute. The College may try to organize seminars and conferences directed towards faculty development. The College may arrange educational excursions, visits to museums and places of historical interest under the guidance of teachers.

Teachers may try to obtain Minor Research Projects, either on their own or in collaboration with other departments. Research topics should preferably be relevant to local and present day needs.
The College may try to cooperate with Government Depts. and NGOs in extension work.

The College Library is housed in an old building and its accommodation is not suited for good library management. The College may try to renovate the building for better functioning of the library.

The College needs an auditorium with public address system. It may approach UGC and the local MP and MLAs for funding the project. It should also have sheds for cycles and two-wheelers of students and staff.

There is scope for enhancing the greenery of the campus by utilizing the empty spaces. Plantation of more trees would be beneficial for the environment.

The dining hall and the kitchen need to be renovated to ensure hygienic conditions. Students residing in the hostel also need better toilet facilities.

Many girl students would be benefited if the College provides hostel accommodation for them. The College may seek UGC assistance for construction of girls' hostel.

The College may try to impart computer training to all teachers and provide access to Internet facility.

The College has some facilities for sports and cultural activities. However, it may encourage students to participate in these activities in greater numbers. The College may try to introduce aerobics, and Kho-kho to involve more students at low cost.

The College should try to keep up-to-date record of its alumni and may invite the Alumni Association to take a more active part in the development of the College.

The Chairman and Members of the Peer Team take this opportunity to express their appreciation for the cooperation extended to them by the Principal-in-charge and staff of the institution. The Peer Team wishes the College a very bright and fruitful future.

(P. K. Chaudhuri)

( K. P. Singh)

(P. G. Puranik)

Prof. Mrs. Sanjukta Mahapatra
Principal, Panchayat College, Bargarh, Orissa
Place: Bargarh, Orissa

Date: 23.02.2006

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