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Govt College, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Govt College, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Ajmer (District Ajmer)
Rajasthan, IndiaPin Code : 305001
Govt College, Ajmer Rajasthan is a recognised institute / college. Govt College, Ajmer Rajasthan is also known as Government College Ajmer. Govt College, Ajmer Rajasthan was established on / in 1967.
Principal of Govt College, Ajmer Rajasthan is SK Deo (Mobile 9414707514).
Govt College is situated in Ajmer of Rajasthan state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Ajmer comes under Ajmer Tehsil, Ajmer District.
Contact Person(s) of the Govt College, Ajmer Rajasthan is (are): Nodal Officer Dr. H. S. Dua (9414259335), Dr. I. S. Sood (9414328844 ).
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Contact Details of Govt College, Ajmer Rajasthan are : 0145-2461946
Nodal Officer: DR. L. C. HEDA (Mobile 9460009620)
CoursesGovt College, Ajmer Rajasthan runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
UG Arts, Com. Science, BA, B.Com./B.Sc. (Hons.) MA English, Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit, Philosophy, Sindhi, Music, History, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Political Science M.Com. ABST, Bus. Ad., EAFM, M.Sc. Zoology, Physics, Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics BBA
Approval details: Govt College is affiliated with Vardhman Mahaveer Open University (VMOU), Kota (Rajasthan)
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NAAC report of Government CollegeSection I : Introduction
The city of Ajmer is said to be a Green Oasis on the shore of the Anasagar hemmed in by barren hills. It was in this city that Sir Thomas Roe met the emperor Jahangir in 1616. The only temple of Brahma in India at Pushkar near Ajmer and the Dargah of Hazrat Chishti at Ajmer has added a spiritual dimension to this city. Moreover, this city happened to be one of the few places in Rajasthan controlled directly by the British. It was in this context that in 1836 an English school was established by General Committee of Public Administration, Calcutta with the express permission of the then Governor General. This became an Inter-College in 1868 and was upgraded as degree college in 1896. It got recognition by the UGC under 12(B) and 2(f) in 1960. The science classes were started in 1913. The postgraduate classes were added in 1948 and, thereafter, more postgraduate courses continued to be added. The LLB classes in the Faculty of Laws were started in 1952. This institute had been affiliated with Calcutta University, Agra University, and Rajasthan University from time to time Presently, it is affiliated to Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer.
This college is known all-over the country for its legendary pride in higher education. had served this college with distinction.The State Government of Rajasthan has always tried to add as many programmes as possible from time to time. Many stalwart principles P. Seshadri & V. V. John The aim of establishment of this college had always been to provide higher education to the people of region at low cost.
Government College, Ajmer volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council by submitting their self-study report. National Assessment and Accreditation Council constituted PEER committee to visit the college and validate its self-study report. The Peer Team comprises Prof. H.S. Soch as Chairman (Former Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar), Prof. K.L. Miglani, Principal, Arya PG College, Panipat, and Prof. M.V. Narasimham, School of Management Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi as members. Dr. Jagannath Patil, Assistant Advisor, NAAC ably coordinated the entire programme. The team visited the institution for two days i.e. from 10th to 11th October, 2003. The Peer Team carefully perused and analyzed the self-study report submitted by the institute. During institution visit, Peer Team went through the relevant documents, visited the departments and interacted with the various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and other facilities of the institution were visited. The Peer Team also interacted at length with the Principal, faculties, students, non-teaching staff, parents and alumni of the institution. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, the Peer Team has taken up the assessment and accreditation of the college.
Section 2 : Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I â€“ Curricular Aspects
The College is catering to undergraduate, postgraduate, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes. In addition, it is also running two postgraduate diplomas. At the undergraduate level, there are twenty-three departments providing thirty-three subject combinations. Subjects provided at the undergraduate level in the Faculty of Arts are Economics, English, History, Sanskrit, Political Science, Hindi, Geography, Philosophy, Rajasthani, Sindhi, Urdu, Music, Sociology and Persian. In the Faculty of Commerce, three programmes, viz. Business Administration, Economic Administration and Financial Management, Accounting and Business Statistics are provided. In the Faculty of Law, the Three-Year programme in LL.B. is provided. It also offers two diplomas in Criminology and Labour Laws. In the Faculty of Science, five departments are functioning, viz. Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany and Mathematics offering undergraduate programme. In the Faculty of Arts, the Postgraduate classes are held in Economics, English, Geography, Hindi, History, Political Science, Sindhi, Sanskrit, Sociology and Urdu. In the Science Faculty, postgraduate courses exist in the subjects of Physics, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and Mathematics. M.Phil. classes are held in the disciplines of Botany, Zoology, Mathematics, Hindi, History, Political Science and Sanskrit. The establishment of department of Sindhi as for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate classes deserve a special mention. It is evident that the Government had been making every effort to provide all such courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and M.Phil. whichever were possible so as to help growth of this college as well as making it convenient for the students of Ajmer receive a wide range of Higher education at low cost.
The courses are designed by the University. The college does not have any role in designing the curriculum. Some teachers are members of the different academic bodies like Board of Studies, Faculty, Academic Council, etc., but, in general, it is felt by the teachers that the curriculum designing basically is in the hands of the university teachers, with the result that the college is more or less unable to play a progressive role in restructuring or redesigning the curriculum. The teachers in general have normally not taken any initiative for reviewing it at the college level
The college cannot introduce any kind of programme of its own unless the State Government of Rajasthan permits them to start and sanctions the required finances. The college cannot start a self-financing course in the wake of State policy even when funds are not required to be paid by the government. The college has also not been able to introduce any vocational course in spite of initial grants liberally sanctioned by the University Grants Commission.
Criterion II : Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The college has adopted satisfactory Teaching, Learning and Evaluation system. The teaching faculty of the college is strong and highly qualified. Presently, there are 215 permanent teachers, out of whom 127 are Ph.Ds and 13 are M.Phils. It is heartening to see to have such a high percentage of teachers holding the research degree, which is more than 65%. The number of women teachers is also very encouraging as their number is approximately 100.
The college has followed the admission policy as laid down by the University. The admission rules provide the additional weightage given to such candidates as are applying for admission and have obtained the high level of accomplishment in the field of sports and co-curricular activities. It is also providing the benefit of 4% to the candidates who have attended two NSS camps of ten days each.
The conventional lecture method is followed in the arts, commerce and language classes. However, in few departments of Sciences, use of slides, transparencies, models and charts are used to supplement lectures from time to time. The teachers also hold group discussions and quiz sessions with the students. Working days of the college in a year are more than 280, out of which the teaching days extend approximately upto 180. Every teacher is required to take a teaching load of sixteen hours every week. The ratio between teaching and non-teaching staff is 2:1. The participation of the teachers in attending seminars, conferences, workshops is good insprite of several constrants.. The number of students is 6900. The unit cost of education is Rs. 14742/-
The college prepares academic calendar of the year in the light of the university guidelines. Time table and classes are allocated right in the beginning of the session. The Heads hold the meeting of their departments where the details of the curriculum completion are finalized. The Principal ensures the implementation of the academic calendar. The college holds class / house tests, monthly tests, quarterly tests in order to ensure that students continue to study properly. The annual examinations are conducted by the university on the basis of the syllabi conveyed to the college every year. The College results are quite satisfactory both at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level some merit positions are also bagged by this College. The degrees are also awarded by the university. The academic calendar is followed in letter and spirit.
The teachers are recruited on the recommendation of Rajasthan Public Service Commission which conducts the interviews for the posts of Lecturers in the different State Government colleges. The college has enforced the mandatory attendance of the students for appearing in the examination at 75%. The candidates running short of lectures are not permitted to take the university examinations. However, the sportsmen and other students who go for college curricular and co-curricular activities are given the benefit of attendance for the actual number of days in which they participate.
The college does not have any self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the faculty in teaching, research and examination. Every teacher fills a part of the annual confidential report proforma. So the evaluation of the lecturers is carried out by the Principal on the basis of their work and conduct, annual confidential reports, results and the columns of the self-appraisal filled up by them. Adverse reports / comments are conveyed to the lecturers with a view to improving them in future.
Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
It goes to the credit of the college that the research climate is highly satisfactory. Most of the teachers are encouraged in active research in the college by guiding research scholars, having on going projects and publishing articles. The percentage of such teachers goes up to 25%. Another very creditable figure of candidates doing M.Phil. and Ph.D. is 55 and 82, respectively. 24 candidates are registered as part-time Ph.D. candidates.
The college rules do not provide any funding to the research students, nor do they get any kind of seed money. However, they may apply to the University Grants Commission for getting grants for minor projects. Presently, three on-going projects are being carried put by the teachers with an outlay of Rs. 6.00 lakh approximately. Some teachers are writing text books and other general books for the use of students.
The quality of research being done by the departments of Botany, Physics, Geography, Economics Commerce, Chemistry and Urdu deserves a special mention. Basically the teaches of most of the department are giving an excellent output vis-Ã -vis successfully supecvising Ph. D. scholars.
The college does not provide any kind of consultancy services, both at the honorary and payment level, in spite of the fact that they have quite a strong faculty which could go in for consultancy programmes.
The extension activities are presently carried out by the college under the scheme of NSS. There are Four part-time Programme Officers in NSS. The broad areas of the various extension activities of the college are Health and Hygiene Awareness, Social Work, Medical Camps, Blood Donation Camps, Aids Awareness, Environment Awareness, etc. The programmes are organized in selected villages with the help of NSS volunteers and Programme Officers. Presently, the college does not have any linkages with the non-government organizations to carry on jointly the extension activities.
Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college is spread-over 28 acres of land and centrally located in Ajmer However, many of its students are coming from the rural areas around the city of Ajmer. The number of permanent teachers is 215 as against sanctioned posts 237. It goes to the credit of the college that the number of working days of the college as well as that of the library crosses 280 days.
The college has sufficient class rooms, for effective teaching administrative block, quite many laboratories in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Geography. There is an auditorium, a library, a dispensary, computer department, common room, etc. The department of Botany has a good museum. They also have separate common room for the boys and girls students of the college. The maintenance of the infrastructure is basically done through Public Works Department of the State Government which is highly unsatisfactory The grants received from the UGC in this connection are also used.
The college has a rich library which has approximately 1.55 lakh books. The library functions for nine hours a day. The number of journals and periodicals subscribed by the library is 125.The college library does not have any facility for reprography and internet. There is no computer allotted to the library. There is a computer center where thirty six computers are provided by I.E.C. Software Pvt. Ltd. Who teach computer subject at the Rate of Rs. 450/- per month. There is an Advisory Committee for the library that supervises the various activities of the library. It also finalizes the purchase of the books, journals, magazines, etc. Presently, the central library is not connected with the departmental libraries and with other libraries for inter-library. There is a book bank facility in the central library, however, the use is very limited. In the last two years, more than Rs. 6.00 lakh. were spent for the purchase of books and journals. The general condition of the library deserve the attention of its superiors. There are no departmental libraries excepting the one in Botany.
The college has good physical and infrastructural facilities for the sports and physical education centre. Earlier they had three Arjun awardees from this college. There is a Athletic track, two grounds for hockey and football, a cricket ground, two table tennis courts - one cemented and one clay, two basketball courts, indoor badminton courts with flood lights, swimming pool, a pavilion and a table tennis room. Outstanding sportsmen are given track suits, sports facilities and some bonus marks ranging from 2% to 5% at the time of admission in the college. Nineteen college students participated in the cricket and table tennis tournaments at the State level.
There is a separate hostel for women students housing sixty students. The Men hostel is not available in the college. The hostel is maintained properly. There is a Warden in the hostel to look after the hostel activities.
The college also provides training in NCC to the students both in Infantry and Navy. Two lecturers are given part-time charge to look after the Infantry and Naval Wing. Likewise, the Scout wing is also taken care by a lecturer who is holding the additional charge. The activities of the NCC are quite satisfactory. The number of cadet that participated in the Republic Day Parade, were seven last years. Many have qualified the â€˜Bâ€™ & â€˜Câ€™ Certificates. The NSS units are also working satisfactory.
The performance of the college in various cultural activities also deserves a special mention. The performance of the college in Inter-College Meets and the University Meets is quite satisfactory. The college students participate in declamation contests, debates, political racitatum , essay writing, music competitions, theatre items and so on. The election to the Students Association are held every year. It is creditable that the students body is actively involved in the college welfare programmes.
The college brings out a magazine annually, in which the students get an opportunity to develop their creativity in writing and thereby develop their expression capabilities. In addition it is publishing a journal by the faculty of Science Scientia Likewise the Department of Law is also bringing out a biannual journal.
The college has a Primary Healthcare Centre which is managed by a part-time Medical Officer. The students get the medical facilities on the campus itself, while the teachers and the non-teaching staff get the medical facilities from the local hospital.
Criterion V : Students Support and Progression
The college publishes its updated prospectus every year. It contains the details about
the courses , rules and regulations of the admission, the details of the fee structure, the
college calendar of the year, the availability of scholarships, admission rules and regulations of the college hostels, the various facilities available on the college Campus and guidelines for admission. The details of financial aid and concessions available as per rules of the Central Government and State Government are mentioned. In addition, they have some scholarships provided by certain organizations and donors. Some concessions are available for the children of minority communities
The college provides many recreational facilities like indoor games, students magazines, outdoor games. They also organize functions with the help of different subject committees. The Science Forum organizes various functions round the year. The college does not have any mechanism of getting feed back about them subsequent to their leaving the college.
It goes to the credit of the college that thirty of its students have qualified UGC-CSIR NET examinations. Approximately, fifty students qualified the UGC-SLET.
The college does not have an Employment Cell or a Placement Officer. So, as such there is no mechanism under which career counselling could be provided to the students. However, some teachers do guide the students in the academic, personal and other career related activities.
The college presently does not have an Alumni Association. However, they propose to have one in the near future. However, the college has record of such students who have risen to eminent positions at national and international level vis., I.A.S., their central services, Army, Banks, State Servicesn etc.
Criterion VI : Organization and Management
This being Government College is controlled by the Directorate of Education of Rajasthan State. It is cent-percent funded by the Government. The College Principal enjoys all powers pertaining to local administration of the college. However, the powers of transfer, discipline, award of senior scale, selection scale, study leave, etc. of the employees vest with the State Government.
At the college level, the Principal has constituted a College Council headed by himself comprising of the Vice Principals, Heads of the Departments, Dean Students Welfare, Secretary, Staff Council, Burser, Hostel Warden and two teacher representatives. This Council meets occasionally and plays an important role related to discipline, grievances of the staff, students and infrastructural developments. The college has constituted a committee which makes recommendations for the general improvement of the Campus in which PTA also plays an important role. It makes recommendation on the maintenance and improvement in the college buildings, and improving the academic climate of the college in providing different kinds of services to the students.
The college has constituted a committee to study ways and means to improve the work efficiency of non-teaching staff. The college accounts are audited by the Audit Department. There are no major objections and minor objections, if any, are normally removed before the next audit is done.
The college has many welfare programmes for the teaching and non-teaching staff, e.g. there are schemes for providing different kinds of loans to the employees. The loans are made available by the Government, as per rules.
The college has an inbuilt mechanism to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. This is done through a lecturer who is made in charge of this programme.
There is no grievance redressal cell in the college. However, grievances are discussed by the aggrieved persons with the Principal and normally the solutions are found.
Criterion VII : Other Healthy Practices
The faculty in the college is striving towards realizing the goal of imparting higher education and for which many healthy practices have been established.
*Proctorial duties are assigned to the teachers in the beginning of each session and their performance is assessed from time to time. These are working very satisfactorily.
*The college maintains immaculate records of students admission, examinations and results.
*The Women Cell established undertakes women empowerment and women upliftment programmes.
*Sport persons are encouraged by giving financial assistance. The outstanding sportspersons are provided sports kits free of cost. They are also given track suits by the college and the university. They also get the benefit while seeking admission to higher classes.
*There is a variety of languages offered to the students which is a unique thing for an asteriated college.
*The college dispensary provides first aid and primary health care to the students. Blood groups are checked for all students.
*The college is publishing the annual magazine that provides scope for creativity development of the students.
*Maximum Faculty members of the College are engaged in the research work and some of them regularly participate in the conferences and workshops.
*Several University ranks produced by various departments and impressive list of Rajasthan Public Service Commission toppers along with some IAS entirely deserves a special mention.
Section 3 : Overall Analysis
The college which was established in 1836 with 150 students on the roll, today can legitimately take pride on the fact that nearly 7000 students are on its rolls. It is creditable for the college to have a large number of postgraduate courses and approximately 33 subject combinations at the undergraduate level.
The college is not having a positive role in designing the course curriculum as this all is determined and decided at the Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer. The college authorities in letter and spirit follow the curriculum programme.
The teaching methodology still moves around using lecture method in general, however, there is a strong realization with the teachers that latest teaching technology needs to be implemented. Thus a shift from teacher-centred to pupil-centred education is desirable. The system of evaluation is in the hands of Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer, which conducts the examinations, declares the results and also awards the diplomas and degrees etc.
The staff is, in general, highly qualified as more than 60% of the teachers have obtained the degree of Ph.D. The college has very good research climate for the teachers and the research scholars. The quality and magnitude of research by some departments is comparable to the one with their counterpart university departments.
The college had been able to purchase more than seventy computers. However, the computerization of the work has yet to start. The computerization work in different departments, libraries and the central library is also yet to start. There are sufficient number of scholarships, fee concessions, etc. which are given to the needy and poor students in addition to the one given to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes students, etc.
The College had utilized all the grant it had received in the eight plan including the centenary grant. However, it had to refund about Rupees Seventy Five Thousand Only to the UGC an account of its non utilization.
It is heartening to see that there is a close contact between the students and the teachers. The former receives counseling from their teachers in the area of personal and educational guidance.
This being a Government institution, is cent-percent funded by the State. The college Principal has to work within the parameters laid down by the State Government. The grievance redressal mechanism is working satisfactorily with the help of senior teachers. The various kind of loans to the teaching and non-teaching staff are made available according to the State Government Policy. The college Principal has decentralized his powers to the committees which work as per needs arising from time to time. There have been no major audit objection, the minor ones are cleared on the next visit of the auditors.
It was surprising to see the College discontinuing the autonomous status accorded to it way back in the year 1987 after having enjoyed it for seven years.
It is good that this College has been instrumental in getting a society registered under the title â€˜Government College, Ajmerâ€™ Development Society through which they hope to supplement future activities.
In a nutshell, it is creditable to note that the college has succeeded in providing a good range of education at the undergraduate, postgraduate, M.Phil. and the Ph.D. level. It has essentially succeeded in accomplishing its aim of providing higher education to the people of this region at low cost. However, the college has to meet the challenges of modernity vis-a-vis self financing and job-oriented courses.
*The teaching departments should participate in programmes like COSIP/COHSSIP/COSIST with the assistance of UGC.
*The college may constitute subject sub-committees to recommend the changes in the course curriculum so that these could be forwarded to Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer for consideration.
*The college is advised to establish Language Laboratories in Hindi and English. Multi-media projection facilities could be used by the teachers to improve upon their teaching pedagogy.
*The college will do well in developing self-financing courses like home appliances repairing, farm machine repairs to be conducted by Physics; Office Administration, Entrepreneurship to be conducted by Commerce Department. These courses will provide vocation for the students as well as resources for the development of the institution. The college should also ensure that it is able to start some vocational, medical and I.T. courses including Computer Application, Tax Procedures and Practices, Microbiology Biotechnology and Information Technology etc. so that job opportunities for students are enhanced.
*The remedial coaching classes for the educationally disadvantaged and a well-defined structured programme for the advance learners should be properly provided.
*The library system needs to be upgraded. The Library should be connected to other libraries through the internet. The academic climate in the library could be improved by providing better furniture, better lighting system, a good reading room, micro-filming, cubicles for the staff, and internet facility. The library also should start using the computer for cataloging and other library services. The college should subscribe standard journals and periodicals for its library.
*The college may approach the Sports Authority of India for financing the college by way of better playgrounds of grants for the construction of a multi-purpose gymnasium hall. The Coaches for the different games be provided.
*The College should revive its old status of autonomous College with all seriousness.
*A well-structured communication channel should be established for collecting feedback from academic peers and employers which can be utilized for enhancing functional efficiency of the college.
*Alumni Association needs to be established and meetings of the Association be regularly held.
*The college should plan MoUs with Industries and Research Organizations.
*Employment Cell and Placement Cell should be established.
*It is high time for the college to pay attention to the deteriorating condition of its infrastructure.
*There is a need to establish an herbarium and a botanical garden on its campus in consonance with the stature of Botany Department.
*The team strongly recommends to the University to allow such teachers to continue to guide research who are once approved for the same.
*The College should strengthen the department of law according to the norms laid down by the Bar Council of India.
It will be appreciated that the principal and other Government, Non government agencies, alumni association etc., sit together and work their own modalities and measures with a view to regain the glory or which Rajasthan State had been taking pride for the last many decades.
The members of the Peer Team would like to place on records their sincere thanks to the Principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents of the students and alumni for their unqualified support and assistance during the visit of NAAC Peer Team.
Prof. H.S. Soch
Prof. K.L. Miglani
Dr. M.V. Narasimham
I agree with the observations and recommendations made by the Peer Team in this report.
HC orders university to hold BSTC counselling in three weeks HC orders university to hold BSTC counselling in three weeksJodhpur: The Rajasthan High Court has directed the Department of Education and the Government College of Ajmer to hold the second phase of Basic School Teacher Certificate (BSTC) counselling within three weeks.
The court was hearing a petition filed by Barmer resident Mangilal and others.The BSTC exam is conducted every year by the Government College of Ajmer in Rajasthan for admissions into various courses offered by it. Rajasthan BSTC 2011 exam was held on May 29 and results were declared on June 29. The first phase of counselling was held in July.
The elementary teacher education programme offers a two-year teacher education course called BSTC which is conducted in association with the Department of Elementary School Education. Earlier, admissions to the BSTC course were made on merit basis, but now a pre-test is conducted by the university.
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