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Bapujee College, Chhendipada, Orissa


Bapujee College, Chhendipada, Orissa
Chhendipada (District Anugul)
Orissa, India

Bapujee College, Chhendipada Orissa is a recognised institute / college. Bapujee College, Chhendipada Orissa was established on / in 1977.

Bapujee College is situated in Chhendipada of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Bapujee College, Chhendipada Orissa are Admission Incharge 9583571468, 9438664944 DEO, Principal 9437382744.

email ID(s) is Bapujee College Chhendipada Orissa

Contact Details of Bapujee College, Chhendipada Orissa are : Bapuji (Junior) College, Chhendipada
College Code: 1032101
Principal Mobile: 9437439204
Admission Mobile: 9437552863
DEO Mobile: 9438664944


Bapujee College, Chhendipada Orissa runs course(s) in Arts , Science stream(s).
+3Arts and Science

Approval details: Bapujee College is affiliated with Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (Orissa)

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NAAC report of Bapujee College

Section 1: Preface
Bapujee College, Chhendipada affiliated to Utkal University, Orissa, was established in the year 1977. The College is situated about 200 Kms from Bubaneswar and is built over an area covering over 37.60 acres of land. The aim of the College is to empower socially and educationally backward students of Chhendipada region through higher education. The College was permitted first in 1977 to start intermediate (+2) course in Arts with student strength of 64. In 1980-81, B.A Degree course was started and the Science Degree course was introduced in 1989-90. It is a College in a rural area, presently (2006-2007) catering to a total of 996 students, of which 539 are in the +2 stream and 457 (247M+210F) are in degree courses, through two faculties - Arts and Science. The College got UGC recognition under 2(f) and 12(B) in 1994 .

The teaching faculty consists of 29 members and 30 members are there in the non-teaching staff. The College has the following support services/facilities: Central Library, Sports fields and a Canteen. Since 2006, a women's' rest room, a student centre, and a grievance redressal cell have been added to the facilities. The unit cost of education is Rs. 6210/- with the salary component and Rs. 852/-- without the salary component.

The College volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted its Self-Study Report (SSR) to NAAC, Bangalore. A Peer Team was constituted by NAAC to visit the institution and validate the SSR. The Peer Team consisting of Prof. Swapan Kumar Pramanick, Vice- Chancellor, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal as Chairperson, Dr. R. Krishnakumar, Special Officer (Universities) to the Governor, Bihar as Member-Coordinator and Dr. R.M. Ranganath, Professor of Botany and Officer on Special Duty (Examinations), Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka as Member visited the institution for two days 10-11, March, 2007. Dr.M.S. Shyamasundar, Deputy Advisor, NAAC was the Internal coordinator.

The Peer Team carefully perused and analysed the SSR submitted by the institution. During the institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited all teaching departments, acquainted itself with the facilities and interacted with various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were taken note of during the visit. The Peer Team also interacted at length with the Governing Body, Head of the institution, faculty, administrative staff, students, their parents, and alumni-alumnae of the institution. Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind the criterion identified by NAAC, the Peer Team has prepared this report. The assessment of the Institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are listed below.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects
As an affiliated college of Utkal University, Orissa, the College has to follow the syllabi prescribed by the parent University for the courses offered in both the Arts and the Science faculties. The examination is conducted under annual scheme (non-semester pattern].It offers two UG programs - Pass and Honours courses- B.A., and B. Sc. through six departments in Arts (viz. English, Economics, History, Oriya, Education & Political Science out of which political Science is an Honours subject and five subjects in Science [Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology]. The students have limited freedom with regard to elective options.

The College aims at empowering rural students of this backward area of Orissa through higher education, giving them opportunities to prepare themselves to compete in the modern world. With this aim, the College is endeavouring to prepare the students for the above degree courses, and encourages co-curricular and extracurricular activities to build self-confidence among the students.

As an affiliated College, it would normally need eight to nine months to introduce new programs. In the last three years, the College has not introduced any new courses.

The College runs only UG courses in Arts and Science. The College would do well to introduce some relevant Honours courses, after due market research, to better achieve its goal of empowering the rural students of dispossessed groups. The College on its own could introduce multidisciplinary approach in teaching. The College could network with business/industry-neighbourhood and get their assistance as well as try to provide expertise to them.

Feedback on programs and interaction with academic peers & employers is one of the ways to become relevant in the changing context. In addition to the feedbacks by inspection teams of the parent University, the College could establish a more formal system of feedback on programs; embark on regular interaction with academic peers and employees, preferably with external experts facilitating the proceedings.

Criterion II: Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
The College admits students on the basis of their academic record. The cut-off point at entry level in both the faculties is 35%. The success rate for the batches for the last five academic years is: 58.94%, 86.1%, 94.4%, 100% and 90.9% respectively. The College conducts knowledge and skills survey after admission to locate slow and advance learners and guide them accordingly. The College provides remedial courses in a few subjects for the needy students.

At the start of the academic year, the departments are expected to formulate their own teaching plan to cover the syllabi set by the University. The syllabus is unitised accordingly. Term-wise teaching-reports are discussed in the department and in case of need extra classes are arranged. The College supplements the lecture method of teaching with other learner-centred teaching methods like tutorials, library work and fieldtrips. These along with various unit tests are used as means of assessing students' knowledge and skills. The methods of evaluation in University Examinations are communicated to the students at the beginning of the academic year. These are printed in the Prospectus published every year.

The college has 240 working days, of which 186 are teaching days. Full-time teachers do most of the teaching. Appointing teachers on temporary basis makes up for the shortfall of teachers. Self-appraisal by teachers has been introduced as a measure for quality check. The Head of the Department and the Principal evaluate the same and offer feedback to the concerned teacher.

The College has 29 permanent teachers of whom only 1 is a Reader (F), 23 are lecturers (18M+5F) and 5 are management appointed lecturers (3M+2F). In addition there are five temporary teachers. 8 of the teachers have Ph.D. Degree and 7 have M.Phil. Degree. In addition, one of the staff members is likely to submit Ph.D. thesis shortly. New faculty is recruited according to the government and university regulations. The College needs to pay more attention to innovative teaching methods and methods using more applications of new technologies, computer etc.

The College does encourage its teachers to attend seminars. However, in the past two years, only five teachers have attended national level seminars. The College could motivate teachers to present/publish papers and serve as resource persons over and above passive participation in seminars.

More frequent assessment of students' knowledge and skills for a particular program after admission, introduction of more AV and other teaching aids, institution of teaching awards, more training for both teaching and administrative staff would further enhance the quality of education. The College could make an effort to establish national, international linkages for teaching as well as research.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The College is trying to promote a research mind-set through granting study leave. In the last five years, 13 of the staff members have availed FIP programme opportunities. One minor research project with a financial outlay of Rs. 70,000/- is presently being carried out in the college.

The extension activities of the College are carried out through its NSS programmes under the direction of a teacher with additional charge. There are two NSS Units. The broad areas of extension activities of the College are community development, social work, health & hygiene awareness, medical camp, adult literacy & education, blood donation camp, AIDS awareness, and environment awareness. The extension activities of the College are carried out in collaboration with the local government and various NGOs.

The College has to make efforts to develop a research culture among teaching staff. Providing seed money, establishing a research committee, providing incentives to teachers to present papers as well as publish them in academic journals, honouring those who engage in research activities etc. would help to further develop its research culture.

National level seminars/conferences should also be attempted by the College. The College could also make efforts to generate funds for research. Getting financial assistance for research from different external agencies like UGC, ICHR, ICSSR etc. would encourage the faculty to carry out further research.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College has a campus of 36.7 acres. The physical facilities include a central library with a carpet area of 432 Sq. Ft including a 50-seat reading room, lecture rooms, labs for science subjects, first-aid box, sports facilities, canteen and toilet facilities. Maintenance work is done by the college staff and through service contract according to need. Maintenance grant is used for this purpose.

The College has a small library with 8,990 volumes (3869 titles) in the Senior College division. The library works for 240 days a year. Altogether it is open for 8 hours a day on all working days of the College. In the last two years, the College has added textbooks, Journals/periodicals, other books including Newspapers, worth of Rs. 16,515/- for the year 2004-2005 and 22,095/- for the year 2005-2006. The Library subscribes to 03 journals/periodicals and a few newspapers

The College provides facilities for outdoor games like Kabaddi, Kho-kho, Wrestling and Volleyball and for indoor games like chess and carom. A few students have participated at the University level competitions.

The library needs to have many more titles. Internet & AV cassettes are not available in the library and these will have to be given attention to in near future. Full automation of the library transactions also need to be given attention. Addition of Computer-aided learning packages, speedy computerization of office and library, internet facility in the office and the library, inter-library borrowing with other institutions, a book-bank facility, providing computers to all the teaching departments, making use of inter-university facilities and strengthening the grievance redressal cell etc. would help to enhance quality of education and services of the College.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The pass percentage of the College in the last two years on an average is 95%. The dropout rate is negligible. In the last five years, no student has passed NET/SET and State Public Service Commission exams.

The College publishes updated prospectus every year. The prospectus provides information on aims and objectives of the College, admission procedure, and courses offered, eligibility conditions, fee structure, scholarships, various rules and regulations and information about various facilities.

About 12.5% of the total students are provided financial assistance. The SC and ST students are exempted from payment of tuition fees and are awarded post-matric scholarships sanctioned by the Government. The college has recently established in 2005 a student counselling centre, a grievance redressal cell & an alumni association.

The College could launch a drive for generating funds with the specific purpose of creating a corpus fund for academic development. A working system of feedback from all the stakeholders is another area that the College could strengthen. It would do well to have a better system of documentation and keep a more systematic record of students' progression to further study, employment and other data. Student Guidance and Employment cell needs to be established. The College could make an effort to systematize its alumni association, motivate it to chalk out plans for various activities and get its assistance in furthering educational goals of the College.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
This is a Grant-in-aid college and as such follows rules and regulations laid down by the Government, the University and its own Governing Body.

There are various committees to take care of different responsibilities in the College. Bursars for Administration, Accounts and Academics have been entrusted with corresponding responsibilities. Senior teachers are designated as Chairmen of: the Admission Committee, Time-Table, examinations, Library and staff Council and look after the related responsibilities. Heads of Departments coordinate their departmental activities under the general supervision of the Principal. The Office Superintendent monitors work efficiency of the administrative staff. The maintenance of college records/ accounts/ service books etc needs to be more organised and automated.

The College could think of inviting an external agency to evaluate its organisation and management. The College could introduce ACR for all staff members conducting professional development programs and sending the administrative staff for such programs would help improve its services. No matter how good an institution, there are bound to be grievances. Keeping this in mind, the College could strengthen Grievance Redressal Cell for both staff and students. It could set aside some funds and have its own schemes for staff welfare. It would be good to mobilise resources, better organise association of past students, get assistance from society at large and offer the benefit of quality education to society in return.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The Peer Team notes with appreciation the following healthy practices of the College:

Establishment of several committees for sharing responsibility of various works of the College and student evaluation of teachers are the means adopted by the College for internal quality check.

The College organises various activities through NSS to inculcate civic responsibility. Tree plantation and celebration of national festivals are adopted as ways of bringing about awareness of social values and civic responsibilities.

The College organises a number of co-curricular and extra-curricular events for personality development of the students.

The College could speed up computerisation of its office and establish more job-oriented/vocational, self-financing courses after undertaking a thorough market survey. It could experiment with twinning programs, student exchange programs, MoUs with industry in view of the number of major industrial setup in the region and research organisations to become better equipped to perform its role in higher education and achieve its specific goals and objectives of empowerment of rural people in this backward area of Orissa.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
After going through the SSR and after its visit to various academic and physical facilities, the Peer Team would like to commend the College for its approach to quality assurance and standards and at the same time point out some of the issues of concern to the College authorities for their consideration. The Peer Team would like to commend the Institution for the following aspects:

By and large quite satisfactory results in the University examinations Committed Management dedicated Principal, faculty and administrative/technical staff. Good interpersonal relationship among the principal, faculty, administrative/technical staff, students and management.

Good campus of 36.7 acres with sports facilities

Various committees to take care of different works

With the view to its further improvement and better service, the Peer Team would like to suggest the following to the Institution for its consideration:

More systematic and formal interactions with outside academic community, academic peers, employers etc.

Network with business/industry-neighbourhood for academic excellence and assistance

Encouragement for more participation, paper presentation at national/international seminars/workshops/conferences and publications. Encourage research, provide seed money, offer consultancy, establish teaching awards, in short, further strengthen research culture

Encouragement for more use of new technology in teaching-learning-evaluation

Introduction of more Honours, self-financing and vocational courses, based on market survey.

Raise funds for more financial assistance to poor, needy students

Add many more titles to the library. Augment infrastructure and learning resources by making more number of computers available to staff and students of various departments, expedite computerization of office and library, provide Internet facility, establish the book-bank, inter-library borrowing and become members of INFLIBNET etc.

Encourage more participation in sports at University, State, Regional & National levels

Strengthen NCC, NSS and support services; provide better health-care, strengthen grievance redressal cell

Establish a formal guidance and employment cell

Strengthen and better utilise the newly established alumni association.

Strengthen formal mechanism to get feed-back from all the stake-holders and collaborators

More professional development programs for faculty and staff

The Peer Team is of the opinion that this exercise will be useful to the institution to initiate and sustain quality enhancement strategies towards further growth and development.

The Peer Team places on record its appreciation to the Management, Principal and the entire team of staff for undertaking self-assessment.

We wish them all the best in their pursuit of excellence in higher education.

Prof. Swapan Kumar Pramanick
Chair Person

Dr. R. Krishnakumar

Dr. R.M. Ranganath

Prof. Laxmidhar Nath

Date: 11th March, 2007

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