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Shri BR Mirdha Government College, Nagaur, Rajasthan
Shri BR Mirdha Government College, Nagaur, Rajasthan
Shri BR Mirdha Government College, Nagaur Rajasthan is a recognised institute / college. Shri BR Mirdha Government College, Nagaur Rajasthan is also known as SBRM Govt College, Govt College.
Shri BR Mirdha Government College, Nagaur Rajasthan was established on / in 1980.
Shri BR Mirdha Government College, Nagaur Rajasthan is situated in Nagaur of Rajasthan state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.
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Shri BR Mirdha Government College, Nagaur Rajasthan runs course(s) in Law, Degree stream(s).
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NAAC report of Shri BR Mirdha Government CollegeIntroduction
Shri Baldev Ram Mirdha Government College, Nagaur - 341 001, Rajasthan , situated on Jodhpur - Bikaner Marg, 135 Km. away from Jodhpur, was established on August 8, 1969. The college was initially named as Government College, Nagaur, was renamed by the State Government in the memory of farmer-leader of the area on January 28, 1986. Initially, courses in Arts and Science faculty were offered. The Commerce faculty was added in 1980. The college is affiliated to Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Univesity, Ajmer. The college is recognised by the UGC under 2(f) and 12B since its inception, i.e. August 1969. The college has 10% constructed area on a campus of 30 acres in semi-urban surroundings, in a semi-arid region.
The college offers three under-graduate and seven post-graduate programmes under the science, arts and commerce streams. The college has a total of 41 teachers, out of whom 10 are female and 31 male. Eighteen teachers hold Ph.D. Degree, 9 are M.Phil. and 9 are with NET/SLET qualification. Out of 10 female teachers, 4 hold Ph.D. Degree, while 3 are M.Phil. Eleven posts are unfilled. Six employees are working as technical and 21 are on administrative posts; all male. The college has 1560 students on roll, of whom 182 are female and 1378 are male. The classification according to category include: 264 SC, 2 ST, 893 OBC, 39 Minority and remaining 362 Open category students. All the students hail from the State of Rajasthan.
The college functions from 9:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday to Saturday, six day a week. Its temporal plan is annual. The Commissionarate of College Education, Government of Rajasthan, runs this college, along with many other UG and PG colleges in the State. Unit cost of education is Rs. 8586/=.
The college applied to NAAC for assessment and accreditation; and submitted a Self-Study Report. The NAAC constituted a Peer Team for visiting the college, its composition being: Professor Bhoomittra Dev, Former Vice-Chancellor, Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur and Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, as the Chairman; Professor B.A.Prajapati, Professor and Head, Department of Commerce and Management, S. K. School of Business Management, Hemachandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan-384265, as Member Co-ordinator; and Dr. Ramaji Lal, Principal, Dyal Singh College, Karnal- 132 001, Haryana, as Member. The team visited the college on November 28- 30, 2005.
The team visited all the 15 Departments. The SSR included the details of 9 departments only. The details of remaining six departments were provided at the time of visit. The team also looked into other support services; interacted with the Principal, faculty members, students, non-teaching staff, alumni and parents. It checked and validated the available documents; discussed with the Principal on outstanding issues; and finalized the Peer Team Report, as follows:
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The college offers different options in the undergraduate and post graduate courses in the three faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce. The specialization offered in B.A. are: Hindi Literature, English Literature and Public Administration. This specialization is with two groups of compulsory subjects. Group - A compulsory subjects are Economics and Sociology and Group - B includes History and Political Science. In B.Com., three optional groups are offered to the students for specialisation: Accounting and Finance, Business Management, and Banking and Financial Management. In B.Sc., there are two groups of specialization of which students have to choose one: either Chemistry, Zoology and Botany or Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. In M.Sc., the options available are Chemistry and Mathematics. M.Com. is offered in Business Administration and Accounting and Business Statistics (ABST). English Literature, Economics and History are offered in M.A. Thus, the college offers a wide range of choices for specialization both at U.G. and P.G. levels in respective faculties. The university has a practice of prescribing three common courses of Hindi or English, Elementary Computer Application and Environment Study as compulsory courses for First Year B.A., B.Com. and B.Sc.
All the courses follow the syllabi prescribed by the affiliating university. The college follows the university pattern covering the theory and practical proportion prescribed in that behalf. The college has hardly any direct role to play in framing the syllabi. Two teachers are members of Board of Studies; and one teacher is member of the Academic Council of the university. There is no mechanism of academic audit in the college of its own except observing the norms prescribed by the university. The college has hardly any autonomy of offering multi-disciplinary approach but can exercise the flexibility available within the university norms. The college has not availed of U.G.C. grant for vocational subjects. The college should take some proactive role in identifying the need-based short term programmes in order to enhance the skills of the students better. This may also lead to optimization of its infrastructure and other facilities.
Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
Teaching-learning is the most important core activity of a college. Being non-autonomous, it does not have much freedom in curriculum design. However, the college is free to strengthen the teaching-learning process. Teaching-learning has two obvious agents, learners and teachers. The learners at under graduate level are the XII standard students with aggregate varying between 33% and 60% while in PG it is above 60 %. It does not administer any pre-admission test to gauge the knowledge - skill levels of candidates. The college admits them considering the eligibility criteria laid down by the university and the Commissionarate, College Education, Government of Rajasthan. After admission, the learners have to display their knowledge-skills basis for the programme they have chosen in an internal test conducted by the college. At the University examination, the internal test marks have no weightage, hence neither the students nor the institution take it seriously. In the department of Physics, there was not a single teacher for about three years and a half. The Commissionarate of Education deputed a teacher, for a short period of around one month only to take care of theory as well as practical of all the three classes. Similarly, one teacher was deputed to the college as an internal examiner for three days to conduct practical examination. There does not seem to be an institutional procedure for providing continuous feed back to the students for improving their performance
The college does not provide remedial coaching to learners coming from educationally disadvantaged classes. The college was provided with the grant of Rs. 30,000 under the IX plan assistance by the UGC for the purpose, which remained unspent and was returned to the UGC.
The teaching in the college is according to the modules prescribed by the university. Daily time-table, prepared by the college, is the only advanced session planning. There is no other session planning in advance in terms of the units into which the syllabus is rationalized. Lecture method is the only pedagogy followed in the college. The college needs to create the environment for using electrical and electronic teaching aids, e.g., T.V. and V.C.R., multi media projectors using power point slides, etc. at least in post graduate classes.
The number of teaching days in a year is 167. The college hardly arranges for expert/extra lectures from industry, academia, practitioners, etc. Different study circles may be formed for the purpose in order to cover the possible deficit in the study of contemporary issues related to respective areas of learning.
Being the government college, the faculty recruitment is done through the State Public Service Commission as per the norms. Some of teachers of department of Chemistry, Botany and Sociology have participated in seminars, conferences and workshops. However, it is surprising that the college returned Rs.30,000, granted by the UGC under IX Plan under the head PTAC provided for the purpose. The college should take motivational steps and encourage the teachers to actively participate in such academic knowledge- broadening events. Regarding the faculty improvement programme, most of the teachers have fulfilled the mandatory requirements of attending the orientation and refresher courses for getting senior scale and selection grade. The college has not organized any seminar, workshop or conference either of a regional, state or national level. The college can plan and approach the UGC and other funding agencies for getting financial assistance for organizing such events. The teaching done in the college is being rated by the teachers themselves (the customary self-appraisal). There is no formal system of appraisal by students.
The overall impact of teaching learning can be seen in the final year university examination results. This is the single available output measure of whole teaching learning process. The university results for the year 2003-04 were 67.65 % (960 were declared successful out of 1419), while for the year 2004-05, it is 73.39% (1095 students are successful out of 1492). The college should evolve mechanism for improvement through systematic efforts in this direction. The drop out rate for under graduate programmes vary from 25% to 30%, while it was found to be very high ranging from 50% to 90% for post graduate programmes.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Research is not a significant activity of the college. It is restricted to individual teachers reading for Ph.D. or M.Phil. degrees and publishing in magazines and journals. The college has deputed two teachers under the Teachers Research Fellowship Scheme of UGC for completion of Ph.D. with leave and salary. The college does not support the research by providing seed money. Teachers of English, Chemistry, Botany and Sociology have publications in national and international journals. Three teachers have been granted financial assistance under the Minor Research Scheme of the UGC. There is a research committee in the college for submitting project proposals, which is hardly functional. Teachers of the department of Mathematics and Chemistry have contributed topics in the text-books for Standard- IX, X and XI, published by Board of Secondary Education, Government of Rajasthan, Ajmer. Some of the teachers have contributed in publishing degree level text-books also.
The college has wide-ranging extension activities like- community development, health and hygiene awareness, adult education and literary, AIDS awareness, social work, blood donation camp, etc. All these activities are carried out by the NCC cadets and NSS volunteers. The college has three units of NSS with 300 ( 285 boys and 15 female) volunteers. A sum of Rs.20,000/=, allocated by the U.G.C. for extension activities, was returned to the U.G.C. as an unutilized amount. There are 160 cadets in the NCC unit. In the year 2004-05, 67 cadets cleared 'B' Certificate examination while 43 have cleared 'C' Certificate. The soft ball team and athletes of the college has won prizes at university level.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has a total campus area of 30 acres, out of which about 10% is constructed area. The two storied building has 10 class-rooms, chemistry labs, library, computer room, staff room, NSS room, NCC room, Store room, girls common room, and administrative block including Principal and Vice Principal's cabin. On the first floor, there are 10 class rooms zoology lab and physics lab. It is understood that construction of most of the building of the college was funded by Nagaur Nagrik Sangh, Calcutta, later augmented by other agencies. The maintenance of building is done by Public Works Department of the State Government.
The college has a central library with 39,500 books; and subscribes to 12 magazines and periodicals. There was no full-time librarian for a period of about four years and half. The college was managing the library by giving additional charge to one of the faculty members. Very recently a qualified librarian has joined the college. The library is not interconnected with other libraries for inter-library borrowing. There is a book bank facility for students in the central library. The library is not computerised. The facility of reprography is not available in the central library. It is unbelievable that a sum of Rs.1,58,539 out of the 10th plan Library Grant was returned to the U.G.C. as unutilized. There is no central computer facility in the college of its own. Though computer course is compulsory for all the first year students, there is no full-time teacher in the computer section. Instead of this, whole load is shared by persons under the IEC Programme on contract. The course requirement of 482 students of first year is met by the agency using 11 computers. The college does not have modern equipments like- fax, modem, photo copier, etc. Staff and students are yet to begin using internet facility. The college has playing grounds for kabaddi, softball, hand ball, volleyball, badminton, etc. The college has cycle and scooter stand and canteen on a pollution free campus.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The students seeking admission in the college are provided comprehensive information regarding college staff, admission rules and regulations, choice of subjects, reservation policy, fee structure, scholarships, financial aid etc. The college has not created a placement cell. There is no formal alumni association. The students belonging to S.C./S.T. category get financial aid from the State Government. In the year 2003-04, 86 students of S.C. category got scholarship of Rs. 1,36,000 and 16 S.T. category students got the scholarship Rs. 24,300. The college charges for students' magazine entitled as 'Prabhat' every year. The magazine has not been published for the last about four years. A sum of Rs. 2,20,950/= is lying unspent under this head. Students of the college are participating in the inter - collegiate athletic competitions organized by the university. In the year 2005-06, the college got 6 gold medals and 4 bronze medals in different items in the university athletic meet held at Ajmer.
Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The college is run and managed by the Commissionarate of Education of the State. All financial aid, grants, facilities, appointments and transfer, etc. are made according to the policy of the State. The working of the college is according to rules designed by the University. Principal of the college possesses authority for administration of the college. The Principal coordinates with the Commissionarate and the University requirements. In order to look after the day-to-day activities, participation of the teaching and non-teaching staff through various committees, e.g. purchase committee, U.G.C. committee, time-table committee, Income-Tax Committee, N.S.S. Committee, Environment Committee, Admission Committee, Women Cell, Cycle Stand Committee, Discipline Committee, ST/SC Scholarship Committee, Games and Sports Committee, etc. is ensured. Very recently, the college has formed College Vikas Samiti according to the constitution prescribed by the Commissionarate on that behalf with the main objective of proving direction for development. The Principal of the college acts as a chairman of the samiti and other members include M.L.A. and M.P. of the area, District President, District Collector, two citizens nominated by State Government, representatives of the Commissionarate, teachers, students, etc. The college should make efforts that all the members remain present at the meetings.
The college has computerized only salary accounts. It is yet to computerize admission process, library system and other administrative work in order to enhance efficiency in operation. The college has internal co-ordinating and monitoring mechanism. There is an internal audit mechanism regarding financial and accounts matters. The college being the Government College, it is subject to all statutory audits including the CAG audit. The college has neither conducted any professional development programme for enhancing the skills of non-teaching staff nor deputed them to other institutions for the purpose. The salary, allowances, leave and other welfare benefits, etc. are as per the government rules. For fair and expeditious redressal of the grievances of the teaching and non-teaching staff and students, the college is yet to set up concerned cells.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The College is a pioneer institution of the region imparting higher education since the year 1969. It has done commendable service to the first generation learners coming from the economically and socially disadvantaged masses of the surrounding rural and semi arid region. The team has observed the following healthy practices:
It is commendable that construction of major part of the building of the college was financed by Nagaur Nagrik Sangh, Calcutta.
It is appreciable that a few other funding sources, e.g., State Government, M.P. and M.L.A. quota funds have been tapped.
It is appreciable that a few of the teachers have taken keen interest in the studies of certain endangered medicinal plants of the region.
Research work on use of chemical methods to reduce certain pollutants is also good.
It is also good that the college has permitted two teachers to do research under the T.R.F. programme of the U.G.C.
Overall Analysis and Recommendations
The college has all the characteristics of a government run and managed affiliated institution: appointment of staff, transfer within the State, benefits like State Government employees. Its curriculum is the one provided by the University, its final examination marked by the university, its degrees are those conferred by the university, etc. The team would like to mention major areas of concern:
Large number of teaching and non-teaching posts are vacant.
High level of turnover for the post of Principal. (35 Principals in the life of 36 years of the college).
Absence of remedial coaching for economically and socially disadvantaged students.
No full utilization of U.G.C. sanctioned financial assistance.
High drop out rate in post graduate courses.
No full-time computer faculty and inadequate computer facility.
Non publication of students' magazine.
Key academic support staff position like- librarian vacant for several years.
Absence of teachers for several years in a department; and coping with B.Sc. First year, Second year and Third year classes workload of both the theory and practical with the help of a single teacher on deputation for one month.
Inadequate house keeping and maintenance of the college premise.
The staff and students yet to use the internet facility.
In view of all this, the NAAC Peer Team makes the following recommendations:
The college needs adequate strengthening of the teaching-learning processes.
The college requires establishment of better linkages with institutions of national and international repute.
Modernisation and streamlining of college administration be done on priority basis.
The teachers should be encouraged to pursue research and prepare research project for funding from U.G.C. and other agencies.
More teachers should be encouraged to participate in the seminars/conferences/workshops organised by other institutions.
The college should have need - based and value - added applied courses.
The Peer Team records its gratitude to the college for its warm hospitality and cooperation.
Prof. Bhoomittra Dev
Dr. Ramji Lal
Prof. B. A. Prajapati
Date: November - 30, 2005
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