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Government Science College, Chatrapur, Orissa
Government Science College, Chatrapur, Orissa
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Chatrapur (District Ganjam)
Orissa, IndiaPin Code : 761020
Government Science College, Chatrapur Orissa is a recognised institute / college. Government Science College, Chatrapur Orissa is also known as GSC Chattrapur. Government Science College, Chatrapur Orissa was established on / in 1969.
Principal of Government Science College, Chatrapur Orissa is Mr. R.K. Das 9853460530.
Government Science College is situated in Chatrapur of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Government Science College, Chatrapur Orissa are Principal 9853257587, Admission Incharge 9437317543, 9861621224 Deo.
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Contact Details of Government Science College, Chatrapur Orissa are : Phone 06811 262621
Dr. P.K. Prusty, Reader in Commerce 9692385005
Sri S.K. Parida, Jr. Lect. in Mathematics, 9861165038
Constituent college of Khallikote University
Government (Junior) College, Chhatrapur
Principal Mobile: 9692245655
Admission Mobile: 9861074882
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CoursesGovernment Science College, Chatrapur Orissa runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
Approval details: Government Science College is affiliated with Khallikote University (KU), Berhampur (Orissa)
Profile of Government Science CollegeThe Government Science College Chatrapur was established in 1969 as a Private College at the District Head Quarter of Ganjam District and was taken over by the Government on 10th July 1982. It imparts education from 12 to 13 Pass and Hons. level in Arts, Science and Commerce stream and post graduate course in History and Oriya. It is affiliated to Berhampur University and Council of Higher Secondary Education Odisha. It gained the honour of a lead college of the state in 1993. Despite multiple problems and difficulties such as acute shortage of teaching staffs, lack of adequate accomodation, laboratories, play ground, Principal and staff quarters and hostel facilities. This college has been accredited at the 'B' level by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) since 2006.
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NAAC report of Government Science CollegeSection 1 :Introduction
Government Science College at Chatrapur had a modest beginning in the year 1969-70 when the College was established to teach the Pre-University courses in Arts and Science with private initiative. The town of Chatrapur, where the administrative headquarters of Ganjam district are located, is about 145 kms. from the State Capital of Orissa in Bhubaneswar, connected by NH5. The town had no college till this institution came into being. The urge for establishment of the College was so strong among the organizers that they went to the extent of borrowing money to raise the security deposit. The primary objective behind the establishment of Government Science College by the people of Chatrapur was to create an opportunity for their children of getting higher education. The College started in a high school building. In 1981, it moved to its own campus set up on 4.1 acres of Government land on the National Highway. General Degree programmes in Arts and Science were introduced in the year 1970-71 under affiliation of Berhampore University with only 48 seats, followed by two honours courses started in 1977-78. The Intermediate Commerce programme was started in 1989-90. The general degree programme in Commerce was introduced in 1990-91. In 1993-94 the College had the honours programme in Commerce as well as postgraduate courses in History and Oriya. In the same year, it was also recognized as a 'lead college'. The intermediate courses, which later became the Higher Secondary stream of the College, were segregated in the year 2001-02, forming the Junior College that runs in the same building during morning hours.
The College got recognition of UGC in September 1970 as 'Chatrapur Science College.' under sections 2f and 12B of UGC Act. It was brought under the management of the State Government in 1982 and was renamed as 'Government Science College'.
At present Government Science College offers undergraduate programmes in six Arts subjects viz. English, Oriya, History, Economics, Philosophy and Political Science, five Science subjects, viz. Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology and the Commerce stream with usual subjects. It also offers postgraduate programmes leading to M.A. in Oriya and History. The College has 18 teachers and 39 members of non-teaching staff, 24 of whom belong to the technical category. About 25% of the teachers and 12% of the non-teaching staff are women. The College has a qualified teacher of Physical Education. There are no part-time or temporary teachers. There are 449 students in the undergraduate classes in the year 2006-07, about 40% being girls. The total enrolment in the two postgraduate programmes is 22, women constituting nearly 80%. All the students are from the State of Orissa. The annual intake capacity in the three-year undergraduate degree classes is 192 whereas that for the two-year postgraduate programme is 16 for MA in History and only 8 in Oriya.
The College follows an annual system of academic activities as prevalent under Berhampore University. The College has 181 teaching days per year on the average out of 241 working days.
Government Science College stands on a spacious campus measuring 4.100 acres on the National Highway No. 5. It has an academic and administrative block, a Commerce Block, a Library Building and the last addition, a postgraduate building. The library has about 29,000 books, reading space and reprographic facility. The College has a playground suitable for court games and makes use of the district playground for major games and athletic meets. It has common rooms for boys and girls and space for cycles. The College has four computers, including one in the College Office and another in the Library.
The College is under total control of the State Government in the Department of Higher Education. In academic matters, it follows the Statutes, Rules and Regulations of the affiliating University. The Principal is the Chief Executive of the College and is assisted by three Bursars in charge of Academic, Financial and Office administration. The Unit Cost of education in the year 2005-06 has been Rs. 29786 and Rs.399 including and excluding salary expenditure respectively.
The College volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and formed an eight-member Steering Committee under the leadership of the Principal. The Steering Committee prepared the Self Study Report with the assistance of a sub-committee comprising nine members of supporting staff. The College submitted its self-study report on 31st. August, 2005. A Peer Team was constituted by NAAC, consisting of Prof. P. K. Chaudhuri, formerly Member Secretary, West Bengal State Council of Higher Education, as Chairman, Prof. S.V. Sudheer, Principal, Sree Narayana College, Kollam, and Dr. M.A. Khan, Professor and Head, School of Studies in History, Pandit Ravisankar Shukla University, Raipur, as Members. The Peer Team visited the College on 12th. and 13th. September 2006. The Team visited all the departments and facilities and interacted with the Principal, Members of the Governing Body, teachers, non-teaching staff and representative groups of students, guardians and alumni. The Team also examined several 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
Government Science College offers undergraduate B.A.., B.Sc. and B.Com. programmes under affiliation of Berhampur University.
The Arts faculty has departments of English, Oriya, History, Political Science, Economics and Philosophy. All the subjects except Philosophy are taught at Honours, Pass and Elective levels. Students of B.A. (Pass or Honours) have to study English and either Oriya or Alternative English as Modern Indian Language, Compulsory General subjects of 50 marks each, on 'Indian Society & Culture' and 'Environmental Studies'. They also have to study one Arts subject at honours or pass level and two elective subjects out of five options viz. Indian Economy, Indian Politics, Indian Philosophy, Landmarks in Indian History and Mathematics, avoiding a repetition of the honours or pass subject.
The Science faculty consists of the departments of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, all teaching at honours, pass and elective levels. A B.Sc. (Pass or honours) student has to study languages and compulsory general subjects as in the case of B.A. students. Besides, the student has to study one minor elective subject, which is either Mathematics or Biology, and one major elective subject, which is Industrial Chemistry or Mathematics.
The Commerce students have the only option of Accountancy as honours or pass subject. Topics like Business and Company Law, Business Mathematics and Business Statistics are built into the syllabus on Accountancy. The students study Compulsory Communicative English and Business Economics, apart from Indian Society and Culture and Environment Studies. There is a conscious effort to introduce interdisciplinary study in the curricula in each of the three streams.
Introduction of a new subject of study normally takes about a year. However, the College has not introduced any new subject after the Commerce stream was started in 1980-81. No vocational course or add-on enrichment course has been introduced. None of the courses offered is self-financing.
The College offers some flexibility in the time-frame of study and horizontal mobility of the students. A student may take up to five years to complete the three-year degree course and may change the subject options within one month of admission, provided of course that seats are available and the eligibility criteria are fulfilled. Similarly, the postgraduate students can take two years to clear each of the two parts of the MA examinations.
The syllabi prescribed by the University are unitized, each paper having five units. Questions are set in the university examinations with equal weightage on each unit, encouraging the students to study the entire syllabi. There is a multidisciplinary approach in the undergraduate programmes. All students have to study languages, environmental studies and a course on Indian Society and Culture. The undergraduate curricula include laboratory work in all the science subjects. However, there is no laboratory work in the first year curricula for the B.Sc. programmes. Field work is an essential part of the curricula in biological subjects.
The College does not have any direct role in review and revision of the courses, which is done by the University. However, a few teachers are members of Boards of Studies of Berhampur University in their own subjects and participate in the process of syllabus review. The syllabi taught at present were introduced in the year 2002-03 and no major change has been introduced since then.
Government Science College offers postgraduate programmes in Oriya and History. These two departments bear the load of teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels with only two teachers in each.
Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
Government Science College admits students mainly on the basis of marks obtained in the Higher Secondary or equivalent examination. However, seats are reserved for various categories of students. In terms of Government orders, 8% and 12% of the total numbers of seats are reserved for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes respectively. Some seats are also reserved for the children of Burma repatriates, Government servants either retiring or on transfer, Ex-Servicemen and Defense personnel, martyrs and Freedom fighters, Oriya students living in the neighboring State and disabled persons with 40% or more of disability. Advantages are also given in the matter of admission to NCC cadets, sportsmen, NSS volunteers, women, B.Com. candidates, Scouts, Guides, Rangers and Rovers subject to certain conditions. However, 90% of the seats in each category are filled up on the basis of merit alone.
The College judges the merit of the students after admission through departmental tests and term-end examinations conducted by the college. Although the teachers identify the weaker students on the basis of the examination results and personally advise them to improve, no remedial courses are conducted for such students. The more advanced students are encouraged to consult reference books, prepare and deliver seminar lectures.
The College has about 180 teaching days per year, out of 240 working days. The College hours are 10.30 AM to 5.15 PM. The workload of teachers is normally 24 to 28 lectures per week.
The College has 18 permanent teachers. There are no part-time, temporary or guest teachers. The teachers are selected by the Orissa Public Service Commission and appointed by the State Government. About 80% of the teachers have Ph.D.s or M.Phil. to their credit. Five of the teachers are ladies. All the teachers are from within the State of Orissa. No teacher has been recruited during the last two years though several teachers have been transferred from the College and 13 posts of teachers out of 31 are lying vacant. There is no teacher of Mathematics at present and the College engages some classes with the help of teachers of the Junior College. The College does not have the liberty of appointing additional teachers, either whole-time or part-time, on temporary basis utilizing its own funds. The College has 39 members of non-teaching staff, 24 of whom belong to the technical category and are mostly attached to the laboratories in the Science departments.
The teachers maintain teaching plans, wherein topics allotted and covered by them are indicated date wise. The progress in teaching is monitored and additional classes are held when the teaching falls behind schedule.
The College makes an effort to supplement classroom teaching by learner-centred methods. Seminars, debates, essay-writing and quiz competitions are organized. Overhead projectors, models and other teaching aids are used in some science departments. The practical classes of second and third year students are conducted with the help of Demonstrators and Laboratory staff. There is no linkage of the College with other organizations to improve the teaching-learning process.
Teachers Participate in seminars and conferences at National as well as International level. During 2005-06, 13 teachers attended seminars as participants and resource persons. However, the College does not organize national or international seminars or conferences or any other faculty development programmes on its own.
The performance of the teachers is evaluated through a system of self-appraisal introduced in 2004-05. Teachers are required to prepare the self-appraisal reports by filling in a questionnaire. The Principal examines the reports and suggests ways of improvement, if necessary. In addition, Confidential Character Rolls are maintained for every teacher according to the system prevalent for Government servants. The teachers submit their own pro-forma reports, which are examined by the Principal and forwarded by him to the higher authorities with observations. The College has recently initiated evaluation of teachers by students.
A committee consisting of five teachers is in charge of College Examinations. The College conducts both term-end and written class tests. The examinations serve to identify the advanced and slow learners.
Sports events and other recreational activities are organized for the benefit of the students. They can enroll themselves as NCC cadets and NSS volunteers, which helps their all-round personality development.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Government Science College has a Research Promotion Committee consisting of teachers with research experience and aptitude. The Committee encourages research, scrutinizes research proposals and organizes faculty development programmes. The teachers are granted study leave and can avail of teacher fellowships. When a teacher goes on study leave, other teachers of the department share the workload. However, there is no provision for the College providing research grant or seed money for research.
Thirteen teachers have Ph.D. degree to their credit and one has the M.Phil. About one-third of the teachers of the College are active research workers and some of them guide part-time research scholars. Four teachers of Commerce, Economics, Physics and Botany have completed research projects during the last 3 years with total outlay of more than Rs. one lakh. Many teachers, mainly those in the departments of English, Oriya, Botany, Physics and Commerce, have published large numbers of papers. Some teachers have written textbooks and are active litterateurs. There are two ongoing self-financed research projects under teachers of the Botany department. One project is on the Ketaki plant, yielding the 'Kewda' attar. The project is relevant to the locality where the plant is grown in large quantity, contributing 95% of the total national product.
Teachers of Government Science College do not offer any consultancy. However, they act as members of Boards of Studies of Berhampur University and Shri Jagannath Sanskrit Viswavidyalaya, Puri. They are also associated with the compilation of scientific and technological glossary in Oriya. One teacher of Chemistry has received the Prof. T. L.Ramachar Award for outstanding research publication.
The College has a multitude of extension activities. There is an Extension Activity Coordination Committee with the Principal as its Chairperson. Teachers look after extension activities as Programme Officers of NSS and NCC. The College has two NSS units, one for boys and the other for girls, each with 50 volunteers. The College encourages its students to join NSS and the Youth Red Cross. The NSS units have organized programmes for campus cleaning, plantation of trees, blood donation camps, AIDS awareness programmes. Each unit has adopted a village nearby. In 2004-05, the College organized a Health Camp and a Rural Sanitation Camp. The students conducted a one-day programme for the inmates of 'Samartha', a home for handicapped children and presented learning aids to them. The Youth Red Cross has fifty volunteers. They have conducted blood grouping, blood donation at the local hospital and organized a seminar on AIDS. A rural sanitation camp has been held in 2005 with the assistance of an NGO. 'Barapali Latrines' were installed in 13 households identified as BPL families. Apart from the NSS Programme Officers, some other teachers also participate in these programmes.
The College has two NCC Units, one an Army unit and the other a Navy unit. Both boys and girls can join the NCC. Apart from regular NCC activities, the cadets have participated in social work, such as blood donation, adult education and social awareness rallies. In 2003, the cadets have taken anti-dowry, anti-drug and Sadbhavana oath. They observe the Road Safety Week and received training in Disaster Management. Many NCC cadets attended a disaster management training programme organized by the district authority. One NCC girl cadet participated in the Republic Day Parade and received Prime Minister's Gold medal.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Government Science College stands on a campus of 4.1 acres of land on the National Highway No. 5 on the fringe of the town of Chatrapur, where the headquarters of the Ganjam district are located. The town lies at a distance of about 145 km from Bhubaneswar, the State capital.
The two-storied academic block of the College is 25 years old and accommodates the Principal's chamber, the College office, class rooms, boys' and girls' common rooms. The College also has a science block with laboratories and research room, an Oriya block and a library building. A new Library Block is under construction, funded by the State Government. The College has separate rooms for NSS, NCC(Navy) and NCC (Army). The NSS volunteers keep the campus clean and green. The College also has a Gardener and a Sweeper on its staff. The College has been able to construct new buildings by utilizing grants from UGC and Local Area Development fund of the local MP. The buildings are maintained by the State PWD. The College building is utilized from 7.30 in the morning to 5.15 in the afternoon. The Junior College runs Higher Secondary courses in the morning hours and the degree college starts at 10.30 A.M.
A Library Committee supervises the Central Library with representation from almost all major departments. It is housed in the two-storied library block. It has nearly 29,000 books and subscribes to 11 academic journals and 4 periodicals. Newspapers, magazines and career-oriented periodicals are available in the reading room, apart from reference books and journals. However, the reading-room does not have adequate space. The library has a photocopier and a computer but is yet to be computerized. The library is open on all working days from 10.30 AM to 4.30 PM.
The College laboratories in the departments of Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology are spacious and well equipped. The Botany department has created a small botanical garden within the campus.
The College has a computer room with two computers. It has recently installed a computer in the Central Library. The computers are not used for developing teaching packages.
The College has facilities for indoor and outdoor games. It has a stock of sports equipments for Football, Volleyball, Cricket, Badminton, hockey, throwing events and gymnastics. The College does not have its own playground. However, it can use the district playground for Football, Cricket and athletics. Carrom and Chess are available to the students in the Common Rooms. A trained teacher of Physical Education coaches the students and organizes sports activities. The College holds annual games and athletics tournaments and the toppers are awarded prizes and certificates. In 2003-04, the College Cricket team participated in the Inter-college Cricket Tournament conducted by the University and two students were in the University Hockey team in the East Zone Inter University Tournament.
The Drama and Music Society conducts cultural activities of the students. The Society consists of students' representatives and has the Principal and a teacher as President and Vice-President respectively.
The College does not have any health service. The staff members, who are Government servants, enjoy the usual benefits including reimbursement of medical expenditure according to Government rules.
The College does not have any hostel or a canteen. The College shares its infrastructure with the Junior College running in the morning hours. However, it does not allow external organizations to use the infrastructure.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
Government Science College publishes its Prospectus every year. The Prospectus gives information on admission policy, procedure of admission, Course structures and subjects of study, fee structure and information on examinations.
The College Calendar, which is also published every year and is distributed among the students against a College Calendar fee, contains details on the curricula, University and College Rules, Fees and subscription, Financial aids available, University and College examinations, publications, NCC, NSS, the Youth Red Cross and the Students' Union.
The College has an intake capacity of 192 in the undergraduate and 24 in the postgraduate programmes. In the year 2005-06, there were 449 undergraduate students and 22 postgraduate students, all from within the State of Orissa. The College does not receive any applications for admission from outside the State and does not have any special policy for admission of overseas students.
The College has a dropout rate of nearly 28% for undergraduate and 35% for postgraduate students. During the last two years, i.e. 2005 and 2006, about 87% of undergraduate students appearing in the final examination were successful. The success rate for postgraduate students was about 83%, though the dropout rate was higher. The College estimates the rate of progression of undergraduate pass-outs to higher studies as 50%, 70% and 75% in the Arts, Commerce and Science streams respectively. Many of the College alumni are well placed in life as educationists, scientists, engineers, lawyers and doctors. Some of them have joined banking and insurance, defence services, while others have become businessmen and politicians. The College does not keep record of students who have been successful in the IAS, UGC NET or SLET, GMAT, GRE etc.
A number of scholarships and stipends awarded by the Central and State Governments, the College and business houses are available to students of Government Science College. During the last five years, a few students have received the National Merit Scholarship and Merit-cum-means scholarships. A few students receive stipends awarded to physically handicapped students and aid from the Social Service Guild. Girls do not have to pay any tuition fee. The College awards free-studentship to 12.5% of the male students each year.
The College has a proctorial system. It assigns each student to a teacher acting as his or her proctor. The proctor meets each of the assigned students personally at regular intervals and acts as their local guardian and guide in academic and other matters. The student also reports progress in studies, health, living conditions etc. to the proctor.
The College does not have any Employment Cell or Placement Cell. However, it has a Students' Information Bureau, which provides information regarding careers and employment opportunities through notification. The proctors continuously provide academic and personal counseling.
The College provides various opportunities for recreation of the students. There are facilities for indoor games in the common rooms. Students can participate in outdoor games such as Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey etc. All students of the College are members of the Drama and Music Society that organizes cultural activities. The College Magazine, the 'Rusikulya', published annually, offers scope of literary activities. Some departments have their own wall magazines and periodicals, which give students an opportunity of creative writing.
The College does not provide any health service for its students apart from first aid services provided by the Youth Red Cross. However, there is a Safety Insurance Scheme for the students, to which the students contribute a token amount of Rs. 2 per year.
The 'Old Students' Association' of Government Science College has been established in 1994. The Association has been registered but is it yet to contribute towards the development of the College.
Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
As a Government College, the College is under the overall administrative control of the State Government through the Department of Higher Education. The Principal is the administrative, financial and academic Head of the College and functions within the limits of Government orders and University rules. He is assisted by three Bursars in charge of academic affairs, financial affairs and the College office. There are a large number of Committees to act as advisers to the Principal, such as the Admission Committee, the Development Committee, the Finance Committee, the Academic Committee, the Examination Committee and so on. The Library Committee supervises the College library and the Academic Calendar is prepared by the Academic calendar Committee in consultation with the Academic and Administrative Bursars as well as the Examination Committee.
The Governing Body of the College has been newly reconstituted. It has the District Collector as its Chairman, the local MP and MLA, two nominated prominent persons of the locality and two teachers as its members. The Principal is the Secretary to the Governing Body. However, the Governing Body has no executive power.
The College has been under 41 Principals and Teachers in Charge during 37 years of its existence. Only six Principals have served for more than a year and some have served for less than a week.
Government Science College cannot select or recruit any of its staff. The teachers are recruited by the Government on recommendation of the State Public Service Commission. However, it encourages both teachers and non-teaching staff to join staff development programmes. The teachers attend programmes at Academic Staff Colleges, while the non-teaching staff is sent for Accounts training.
Heads of departments have limited autonomy in academic and financial matters. They organize the allotment of topics and lecture periods among the teachers, monitor the progress of teaching, conduct seminars and class tests and decide on books and equipments to be purchased with the help of their departmental colleagues.
The College has committees consisting of teachers to conduct the election of the Students' Union and supervise students' activities like games and sports, drama, music, debates and competitions on essay writing, which are managed by elected students' representatives.
The College has an in-built system of monitoring the efficiency of different sections of staff. While the Principal has the overall control, Heads of departments supervise the performance of the departmental staff. However, feedback on the teaching and other aspects of functioning of the College is obtained from the students' representatives, not from the students in general. The Office Bursar and the Financial Bursar oversee the activities of the office staff and the Librarian is in charge of the Library staff. The Principal maintains the Confidential Character Rolls of both teaching and non-teaching staff.
The College provides opportunity of in-service training to the non -teaching staff. It has organized a programme on Computer Use with the help of National Informatics Centre, Chatrapur. The Librarian has attended a workshop at Khallikote Autonomous College, Berhampur.
The tuition fees charged by the College are as prescribed by the Government and are rather small. Students have to pay monthly tuition fee and Library fee of Rs. 10 each. B.Sc. students have to pay a Laboratory fee of Rs.10 p.m. in addition. There are, however, a large number of other fees like Athletic Association Fee, College Examination fee etc. New entrants to the College have to pay a Development Fee of Rs.250.
Financial resources of the College come almost entirely from the State Government. The annual spending on different heads closely follows the budgeted amounts, excepting the expenditure on salaries. The discrepancy, amounting to 24% in the year 2004-05, is due to many posts of teachers remaining vacant. The unit cost of education is nearly Rs. 30,000, which is quite high for a general degree college. The College has a system of Internal Audit. The Accounts Bursar and the Associate Accounts bursar carry out the Internal Audit of the College accounts.
There are several welfare measures both for the students and staff. The students are covered by a Students' Safety Insurance. Members of staff are covered by the Group Insurance scheme. They can obtain loans from their Provident Fund. They can also get House building loan and two-wheeler loan. Teachers can get car loans and employees with basic salary up to Rs.6000 p.m. can get interest-free festival advance.
The College has an informal system of grievance redressal. Complaints are dealt with by a committee and steps to be taken are communicated to persons or bodies concerned. The action taken is also communicated to the aggrieved person.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
There are several healthy aspects in the functioning of Government Science College. These are mentioned below.
The interdisciplinary nature of the undergraduate curricula introduced by Berhampur University ensures a broad knowledge base of the graduates.
The courses are unitized by the University, which helps the academic planning of the College.
The proctorial system ensures a healthy teacher-student relation. The proctors serve as academic counselors and help the students to solve stress-related problems.
The students have a uniform dress code, with a pleasant colour combination.
The College makes an effort for all round development of its students. It conducts essay and debating competitions and programmes on music and drama. Students are encouraged to write in College Magazine and Wall magazines. Activities of the NSS, NCC and Youth Red Cross sensitize them about civic responsibilities and preservation of environment.
Many of the teachers have research experience and have published research papers, books and essays. Some teachers belonging to the departments of English, Oriya, Commerce, Botany, Chemistry and Physics have published large numbers of research papers.
Teachers of the College participate in the administration as conveners and members of various committees. The practice ensures transparency in the administration and trains up the younger teachers to shoulder administrative responsibilities.
The College organizes staff development programmes and encourages the non-teaching staff to join them.
Section 3: Overall Analysis
Government Science College, Chatrapur, is essentially a Government College running undergraduate courses in the conventional Arts, Science and Commerce streams. Although named as a 'Science College', the College has Arts and Commerce programmes also, at both Pass and Honours levels. The College has progressed slowly in academic development since its establishment in 1969-70. The Commerce stream was added in 1980-81 and the subject of Philosophy was introduced in 1972-73. Postgraduate programmes have been introduced in History and Oriya in 1993-94. No further academic development has since taken place. The College has not availed of the opportunity of introducing vocational courses offered by UGC and at present there is no job-oriented subject. The intake capacity is 192 in the undergraduate and 24 in the postgraduate programmes. The undergraduate seats are not filled up and there is a substantial dropout.
Teachers of the College have introduced innovations in the teaching learning process. They are motivated in spite of the fact that their services are transferable and they cannot identify themselves with the institution. Seminars, debates and essay competitions expose the students to new ideas. The science departments make use of teaching aids like overhead projectors and models but the others rely on the more conventional methods.
The College has adequate built up space for its administrative and academic activities. However, it lacks a playground, a separate common room block with adequate facilities, a proper canteen and hostels, especially one for the girls. The College building is used in the morning hours to run a Junior College, teaching only at the plus two level. Some of the teachers have also been shifted to the Junior College. The incomplete separation of this Higher Secondary institution from the College results in underutilization of the workforce.
The College has a large contingent of non-teaching staff, the no. of such staff exceeding the number of teachers. A large section of the non-teaching staff is attached to the Science laboratories. Practical classes are mostly under the supervision of Demonstrators, some with Master's degrees.
The unit cost of education reflects a large spending on salaries and relatively small expenditure on academic and other services. With Government control and assured funding, the College has neither been sensitive nor enabled to improve its financial management.
With administrative head of the College changing too often, development of this Government College has been the prerogative of the State Government alone. As a result, no efforts have been made to introduce vocational or job-oriented courses. Though postgraduate programmes have been introduced in two subjects, the concerned departments have only two teachers each and are not equipped to teach effectively at postgraduate level. Fall in the standard of teaching is almost inevitable under such circumstances. The permitted intake is also too small to make the programmes viable.
However, the Peer Team has noticed some commendable features of Government Science College. These are:
Administration of the College is efficient and participative.
The College has adopted several programmes related to community development.
The College, along with other colleges in Orissa, has adopted a Proctorial System that serves the purpose of personal counseling. There is a conscious effort to develop the personality of the students through Value Education, Cultural activities and various competitions.
The Peer Team, after observing the strengths and weaknesses of Government Science College, Chatrapur, likes to make the following recommendations for its future development:
The College should introduce need-based and job-oriented courses either as elective subjects or as add-on options. The College may start self-financing courses on Communicative English and Computer Applications. Training programmes in tailoring, food processing, mushroom cultivation, handicrafts etc. may motivate students to go for self-employment. A short programme on entrepreneurship may also be helpful to the graduating students.
There is a possibility of industrialization of the area in near future. The College should gear itself to provide suitable manpower for the industries and also cater to the academic needs of the children of the industrial townships.
The departments teaching at post-graduate level may be strengthened by appointing more whole time teachers so that expertise in different specializations in the subjects is available. Some guest teachers may also be invited to deliver series of lectures to supplement the regular classes.
The College may introduce coaching classes for students intending to appear in competitive examinations.
Students of B.Sc. have no exposure to the laboratory during the first year of study. The College may try to introduce some laboratory work for these students to train them in laboratory practices.
The College may make an effort to impart Value Education through invited lectures. Lectures on secularism, convergence of religious thought, human rights, evils of dowry system, eradication of superstitions, social equality and justice, environmental issues, etc. may be organized on regular basis.
The College has a qualified whole-time teacher of Physical Education. It may try to involve more students to participate in sports and physical education activities. Girls in particular may be encouraged to join sports activities.
Though quite a few of the teachers are involved in research, the College may encourage other teachers to undertake research projects, preferably on topics that are relevant to local and present day needs.
The College may try to provide computers for teachers of all departments, either by creating a centralized computer facility or by providing each department with at least one computer. Teachers, who are not familiar with computers may be given training in computer use. They should also have access to the Internet.
Frequent replacement of the Head of the College has affected the development of infrastructure, especially the construction of new buildings in the past. The Governing Body may constitute a standing committee to prepare and pursue proposals for building construction.
The College draws students from distant places. It may try to develop the existing snack shop into a proper canteen. A Canteen Committee may be established to look after the cleanliness of the canteen and quality and price of the food served. Many students would be benefited if the College provides hostel accommodation. The College may seek UGC assistance for construction of hostels, especially for girls.
There is scope for enhancing the greenery of the campus. Plantation of trees yielding timber would be beneficial for the environment and profitable in the long run.
The Alumni Association may be motivated to contribute to the development of the College in a suitable manner.
The Chairman and Members of the Peer Team take this opportunity to express their appreciation for the cooperation extended to them by the Principal, teachers and non-teaching staff as well as students of the institution. The Peer Team wishes the College a very bright and fruitful future.
(P. K. Chaudhuri)
(M. A. Khan)
(S. N. Padhy)
Principal, Government Science College
Chatrapur, Dist. Ganjam, Orissa
Place : Chatrapur, Dt. Ganjam, Orissa
Date: 13th. September, 2006
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