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Agrawal PG College, Jaipur, Rajasthan


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Agrawal PG College, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Address:Agrasen Katla, Agra Road, Maharaja Agrasen Marg
Jaipur (District Jaipur)
Rajasthan, India



Agrawal PG College, Jaipur Rajasthan is a recognised institute / college. Agrawal PG College, Jaipur Rajasthan is also known as Agrawal POST GRADUATE College. Agrawal PG College, Jaipur Rajasthan is managed by Society: Shri Agrawal Shiksha Samiti. Agrawal PG College, Jaipur Rajasthan was established on / in 1957.


Principal of Agrawal PG College, Jaipur Rajasthan is Dr. G. D. Ladiwala.

Agrawal PG College is situated in Jaipur of Rajasthan state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Jaipur comes under Jaipur Tehsil, Jaipur District.

Contact Person(s) of the Agrawal PG College, Jaipur Rajasthan is (are): Lecturer : Dr AP Mathur.

Website of Agrawal PG College, Jaipur Rajasthan is www.agrawalpgcollege.com.

Chairman : Dr. G.D.Ladiwala.

Contact Details of Agrawal PG College, Jaipur Rajasthan are : Telephone: +91-141-2614541, 2614051, 2563880, 2565079, 2563555




Courses

Number of seats in Agrawal PG College, Jaipur Rajasthan is 1900.
Agrawal PG College, Jaipur Rajasthan runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
BCom, BSc, BA, MSc

Approval details: Agrawal PG College is affiliated with University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (Rajasthan)



Media coverage of Agrawal PG College, Jaipur Rajasthan, Rajasthan

NAAC report of Agrawal POST GRADUATE College

SECTION I: PREFACE
Agrawal (P.G.) College volunteered to be assessed by the National Assesment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), by presenting a self-study report. A peer team consisting of Prof. S.M. Chatterjee, Former Vice-Chancellor, Bengal Engineering and Science University, West Bengal as Chairman, Prof. (Mrs.) Vijay Luxmi, Principal, Government College for Women, Jammu, as a member and Prof. (Mrs.) S. Bhalla, Former Principal, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi, Delhi as member co-ordinator was constituted by the council to visit the institution and validate the self-study report. The team visited the institution for two days from 24th - 25th February 2005 on behalf of NAAC Bangalore.

Agrawal (P.G.) College, affiliated to the University of Rajasthan, was established in 1957 as a grant-in-aid undergraduate commerce college. Undergraduate courses in Science and Arts were introduced in 1959 and 1961. It was upgraded to a post-graduate college in 2002. The college offers 7 academic programmes of which 3 are undergraduate, 02 postgraduate, 1 certificate course and 1 diploma course. M.Sc. in Botany and Chemistry and Computer Application as a vocational subject in B.A., B.Com and B.Sc. are being run as self-financing courses. The rest of the college is receiving grant-in-aid.

The student strength of the college is 1869 at under-graduate level and 75 at Post-graduate level. 3 students (2 girls) are also enrolled in Ph.D programme. The institution got UGC recognition under sections 2f and 12B in 1957. The college has been assessed for Xth plan UGC development assistance.

The college has qualified faculty strength of 43 permanent teachers of which 28 are Ph.D holders and 7 M.Phil. In addition 40 teachers are working on part-time basis. The strength of the supporting non-teaching staff is 51.

The college has 15 teaching departments viz. Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Zoology and Mathematics in Science faculty, Hindi, English, History, Political Science, Economics and Sociology in Arts/Social Science faculty, Accountancy & Business Statistics, Business Administration & Economic Administration and Financial Management in the Commerce faculty and the department of Computer Science. The support services are a central library, computer centre, sports facilities. The unit cost of education during 2003-2004 was Rs. 9947.

The peer team carefully perused and analyzed the self-study report submitted by the institution. During institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments and the facilities. The academic, co-curricular extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the intuition were visited. The peer team also interacted at length with the management, head of the instituion, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the instituion. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the peer team has aimed the assessment of the institution, including its commendable features as well as the issues of concern.

SECTION 2: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS.
CRITERION 1:
The college has clear goals and objectives, that of making higher education available to the students of the area around the college by providing upto-date infrastructure and other facilities.

As the instituion is affiliated to the University of Rajasthan, the college follows the syllabi and scheme of examination prescribed by the University and there is a little scope to translate the vision, goal of the institution in the curriculum. There is no feedback system from academic peers, stake hoders etc. on the teaching programmes. The faculty members do not have a direct role to play in curriculum design or modification. All the heads of departments are members of the board of studies of university of Rajasthan, Jaipur which enables them to participate in the restructuring of curriculum periodically.

The college offers under-graduate programmes in Arts, Science and Commerce. Postgraduate programmes in Botany and Chemistry and Ph.D programme in Botany. Computer Application as a subject for all the students of the three streams of under graduate programmes has been introduced from 2003. A limited horizontal mobility and elective option are available to the students.

The college has plans to start postgraduate courses in Physics, Zoology and Biotechnology from next academic year.

CRITERION II: Teaching learning & evaluation
Admission to the various courses of study is in accordance with the policy of the Government and the regulations of the university of Rajasthan. Students are admitted on the basis of their academic record. There is no provision for assessing students knowledge and skills for a particular programme after admission.

Teaching plans are prepared by the teachers. Regular periodic tests are conducted. The schedule of these tests is conveyed to the students in the beginning of the academic session. Besides the teachers supplement the lecture method by arranging study tours/projects with audio visual aids like charts, models, slide projectors and overhead projectors. Remedial classes are organized for the weaker section of society and the advanced learners are encouraged by awarding certificates and prizes on the college day.

Permanent teachers are appointed as per norms of the UGC and the rules formulated by the Government of Rajasthan for the grant-in-aid programmes. For self-financing courses teachers are appointed only on part-time basis. During the last two years 6 teachers have participated in National seminars and 8 teachers have attended refresher-orientation programmes but there is no definite policy, parities and budget allotment for faculty development programme. A National seminar on Biotechnological Approaches for the Management of Plant Diseases was organized by the college during 2003-2004.

There is a mechanism for faculty appraisal through the submission of self-appraisal reports by all the teachers. There were 187 teaching and 283 working days for the college during the last academic year.

CRITERION III: Research, consultancy & extension
Apart from disseminating knowledge through academic programmes of interest to the students main function of an academic institution should be to develop research interest in the minds of teachers and students so as to create new knowledge. The college is running Ph.D program in the department of Botany where two students have been awarded the Ph.D degree and three more are working. The Ph.D students are encouraged to take up research projects. Few members of the faculty are engaged in active research. During last two years teachers have published a number of research papers and books in their respective subjects. Three research projects have been undertaken. One National seminar was organized. The presence of a few potential researchers and their interest in research is appreciated.

The extension activities are undertaken by the college through its NSS unit. The NSS volunteers are involved in many social outreach activities like literacy campaign, environmental awareness, Aids awareness, Health and hygiene awareness. The college also conducts Blood donation camps.

CRITERION IV: Infrastructure & learning process
The college has sufficient built up accommodation in terms of number of class rooms, laboratories and play grounds to meet the requirement of space for the current academic programmes and there is provision for future expansion. The total area of the campus in 35974 sq. meters and construction of an auditorium is underway. There is arrangement for systematic repair and the building is kept pollution free. The management is also conducting evening classes in the same building in all the three faculties of Science, Arts and Commerce to cater to the needs of the employed students.

The library committee looks after the working of the library. The library functions from 10a.m. to 4.30p.m. The library has 48011 books and subscribes to 39 journals/periodicals. The college has a book-bank faculty for the disadvantageous students. The college has started the computerization of library.

The college has a computer centre with 83 latest versions of computers with Internet facilities.

The college has facilities for outdoor and indoor games. Ground facilities are available for badminton, basketball, volleyball and cricket. A multi gymnasium, a swimming pool, indoor facilities for chess, carom and table tennis are available but gymnasium and swimming pool facilities are not available to the students.

Infrastructure facilities like hostel, guest house, canteen, recreation club, tutorial rooms and seminar hall are not available.

CRITERION V: Student support and progression
The high percentage of students appearing for qualifying examination is a positive aspect of the college. The college prospectus is updated every year. It gives detailed information about all aspects of college life and the rules and code of conduct which the students are expected to follow. The college provides freeships to the needy students. Besides this, the reserved category of students also get financial support from the Central/State Government. During last year 429 students benefited from the assistance and 222 students were granted freeships.

There is no employment cell in the college but a member of the faculty member helps students in identifying job opportunities and students are also advised to get the guidance from career guidance cell of the University of Rajasthan. No record of employment has been kept by the college. Academic and personal guidance is provided by the faculty.

The college has an exclusive Physical Education department. The students of the college are selected to represent the University at the national levels. During this academic year NSS volunteers have won prizes in debate, recitation, quiz and folk song intercollegiate competitions. The college has an Army wing, a Naval wing an Air force wing of NCC consisting of 39 cadets. One cadet was selected to represent Republic day Parade.

No mechanism exists for the admission of foreign students in the college. Though the college is very old there is no alumni association. The college has also not maintained any record of the students who have cleared the competitive examinations.

CRITERION VI: Organisation & Management
Agarwal (P.G.) College is governed by Shri Agarwal Shiksha Samiti. The periodic meeting of the trust analyze the working of the institution and provide directions for the long term and short-term activities of the college. Internal co-ordination and monitoring is done by the Principal and the Vice-Principal. Head of departments meet regularly for decision making.

The academic calendar is decided by the directorate of higher education. The University and the State Government fix the fee for the various programmes.

A number of welfare schemes are available for both teaching and non-teaching staff. Half freeships are granted to the wards of the non-teaching staff studying in the college. Loan is granted to the staff from their Provident Fund deposits as per rules. Grievances of the employees are resolved with the managing committee by the Principal and the staff representatives on the managing committee but there is no formal Grievance cell in place. College accounts are audited every year.

CRITERION VII: Healthy practices
The peer team has identified a few unique features which enhance the academic ambience of the institution. They are as follows:

Involvement of teachers in the committees of the college.

Inculcating civic sense in students through extension programmes.

Merit scholarships have been instituted by the management.

Remedial classes are held for disadvantageous students.

Book bank facilities is available in the library.

Financial assistance is provided to the SC-ST and financially backward students.

SECTION III: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The peer team would like to commend the institution in the following aspects.

Unity of purpose and co-coordinated team effort to achieve quality in higher education.

Providing book-bank facility and remedial classes for the disadvantaged students.

Adequate infrastrucal facilities have been provided and the growth of infrastructure has kept pace with the academic growth. The infrastructal facilities have been put to optimal use.

The teachers are qualified, committed and dedicated to the academic progress and also to the students and well being of the college.

Department encourages faculty to publish books, popular articles, collection of useful articles in the form of books and also presentation and publication of the research papers.

Management is committed for quality education and extends help in the regard.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
The peer team suggests the following measures which will further enhance the quality of education being imparted in this institution. These suggestions are also an outcome of the extensive interactions which the peer team had with various sections of the college vie students, teachers and non-teaching staff.

The teaching staff who are interested in publishing their work in reputed journals may be provided with financial assistance. They should also be encouraged to apply for sponsored projects from external agencies.

Alumni association should be formed and registered to play an active role in development of the college.

Computerization of the library should be completed and reprographic facility provided. More funds should be allocated for requisition of books.

A formal Grievance Redressed Mechanism may be started at the earliest.
Students should be allowed to pursue vocational courses along with their undergraduate programme as per UGC guidelines.

The peer team is of the strong view that the teaching faculty needed for running the self financing courses be appointed on full time basis as per UGC norms and to be paid accordingly.

Language laboratories to be setup for improving the communication skills in english of the students.

Canteen facilities are essential and be created on priority basis.

The college must go for computerization of various departments and office.

Learning, teaching, process with modern educational aids and development of instructional materials and laboratories be updated.

Policies and priorities be given for continuous faculty development.

More space for the office is needed.

Working hours of the Library and Computer center should be extended.

All sorts of help, guidance, cooperation be extended for resource generation in the form of consultancy, human resource development extended sport services through the linkages.

All amenities be extended to staff and students.

Participatory management should be inducted.

Planning, execution, supervision, monitoring committees be setup for preparation of blue prints for future and sustainable development of the institution.

The team wishes to express its gratitude to the management, teaching and non-teaching staff and students of the college for their kind co-operation and interaction during the visit. Thanks are also due to the Adviser, local co-ordinator of the steering committee for their support, co-operation and hospitality extended to the entire team.

Prof. S. M. Chatterjee
(Chairperson)

Prof. (Mrs.) Vijayluxmi
(Member)

Prof. (Mrs.) S. Bhalla
(Member co-ordinator)

Dr. V. K. Goyal
(Principal)
Agrawal (P.G.) College, Jaipur

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