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Khalsa College, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan


Khalsa College, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan
Sri Ganganagar (District Sri Ganganagar)
Rajasthan, India

Khalsa College, Sri Ganganagar Rajasthan is a recognised institute / college. Khalsa College, Sri Ganganagar Rajasthan is also known as Sri Guru Nanak Khalsa Post Graduate College, SGN Khalsa College. Khalsa College, Sri Ganganagar Rajasthan was established on / in 1974.

Principal of Khalsa College, Sri Ganganagar Rajasthan is Dr AS Maan.

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

Fax # of Khalsa College, Sri Ganganagar Rajasthan is +91-154-2440369.

Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Khalsa College, Sri Ganganagar Rajasthan is (are) : 0154-2460825.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Khalsa College, Sri Ganganagar Rajasthan are 98291-59121, 94144-34103, 94143-05558.

Website of Khalsa College, Sri Ganganagar Rajasthan is www.sgnkhalsasgnr.org.

Contact Details of Khalsa College, Sri Ganganagar Rajasthan are : Telephone: +91-154-2443369


Khalsa College, Sri Ganganagar Rajasthan runs course(s) in Degree, Commerce, Arts, Computer Applications, Business Management stream(s).
B.Sc., B.Com, BA, BCA, BBA, M.Sc., MA


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NAAC report of Sri Guru Nanak Khalsa Post Graduate College

Section 1: Preface
The SGN Khalsa PG College, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and the self-study report (SSR) for the purpose was submitted by the institution to NAAC in the academic session 2003-2004.

A peer team was constituted by the Council to visit the institution and validate the self-study report. The Peer Team consisting of Prof. D. Ramakotaiah, former Vice-Chancellor, Nagarjuna University, Guntur (Andhra Pradesh) as Chairman, Dr. R. S. Shukla, Principal, Municipal PG College, Mussoorie as member and Dr. Kiran Angra, Principal, M.D.S.D. Girls College, Ambala City (Haryana) as member Coordinator; visited the college on July 28th – 29th, 2004 (two days). Dr.Latha Pillai, Advisor, NAAC has been coordinating the Peer Team visit from Bangalore.

The College was affiliated to M.D.S. University, Ajmer till last year ; now it has got affiliation to newly constituted University of Bikaner, Bikaner. The college was established in the year 1957 initially at Intermediate level. Under Graduate Science classes started in 1959. Later on Arts, Commerce, Law and PG classes in Science were introduced. Apart from that some self-financing courses were also started from time to time. In the academic year 2003-2004, 2506 students were enrolled under different courses. The institution has got UGC recognition under 2(f) in 1966 and under 12(B) in 1993.

The college is a co-education institution and is situated on the outskirts of the city in a peaceful location & is providing service to both urban and rural students. Moral education is imparted in the college as per preachings of the Sikh Gurus with the help of a teacher of divinity.

The college has qualified teaching faculty strength of 59 members including 32 Permanent lecturers and 27 Temporary lecturers. In addition, there are 11 Part Time teachers (Advocates) for Law classes. There are 4 administrative, 6 technical and 21 permanent class fourth employees along with more than fifteen non-teaching temporary staff members.

The college has a well furnished Girls Common Room, Computer Labs, Central Library, Sports Facilities, Separate Boys and Girls Hostels, Vehicle Parking Space for boys and girls separately, Housing facility, Canteen, Career Counseling cell and Non-resident student center.

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 and interacted with the various constituents of the institution.

The peer team also interacted at length with the Governing body, Head of the institution, Faculty, Non-teaching staff, Students, Parents and Alumnae of the institution. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the peer team has taken the value judgment. The assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are given in the following pages.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
As an affiliated college of the University of Bikaner, the college follows the syllabi prescribed by the University for the Humanities, Sciences, Law and Commerce faculties both at the Under-graduate and Post-graduate levels, in the non-semester (annual) pattern. The college offers 13 programmes: 04 UG programmes, 05 PG programmes including 03 Ph.D. programmes and 01 PGDCA programme.

Along with conventional programmes, Career Oriented Programme options like M.Sc. Computer Science is also available to students in the college. The college offers three-year degree courses in Arts, Science, Commerce and Law.

The college is represented at the ‘Board of Studies of various subjects’ of the university by many senior faculty members of different subjects, who interact with the parent university on suggestions and observations about all the academic issues and help in bringing suitable changes periodically.

The members of board of studies discuss, review and incorporate necessary addition or alteration as per suggestion obtained from the various affiliated colleges of the university and also as per instructions of the UGC from time to time. This college has initiated for introduction of Punjabi language at degree level.

It seems there is no academic audit, but there is a committee consisting of Dy. Director of college education and a university nominee to review the infrastructure and assets to be sufficient to meet the academic needs. The college is advised to seek autonomy so that it can introduce the courses keeping in mind the needs of the society.

Criterion II: Teaching Learning and Evaluation
The institution has a rule based transparent admission and administration policy, which is clearly stated in the prospectus of the college. The college strictly follows guidelines and admission rules of the affiliating University. Admission to various courses of study is in accordance with the reservation policy of the State Government and the University.

The University conducts Common Entrance Test for M.Sc. Computer Science. In other streams, admissions are given on merit basis by the college. The college practices strict and transparent attendance rules and their strict monitoring is ensured.

There is a provision in the institution for assessing students knowledge and skills for a particular programme after admission. Periodical term tests and assignments are conducted to monitor students performance regularly. The college follows strict attendance (75%) rule. The final examination is designed and conducted by the University.

Assignments and seminars, which form an integral part of the evaluation methodology, enable the teachers to assess the students.

The syllabi are unitized according to the annual system of teaching. Apart from the regular classroom teaching, seminars and symposia are organized at regular intervals to motivate the students. In computer application (vocational), where the job training is necessary, students submit the project report after undergoing institutional training. Guest faculties are also invited from the academic or other sectors to share their expertise and to provide practical skills to the students especially in law department. In science departments overhead projector and slide projector are used to supplement classroom teaching.

Central Computer Facility is available in the college. However, there is need to develop a centralized audio-visual facility for easy access of equipment to faculties for use in the classroom and to develop their own teaching aids. Character and personality development is emphasized in all activities. Every department in the college has its own subject society or association. The association activities of each department provide ample scope for extra curricular and co-curricular learning.

The College has 32 Permanent and 27 Temporary faculty members excluding 11 Part time teachers (Advocates). Out of the total faculty 24 are PhDs, 03 M.Phils and 32 Post Graduates. The recruitment of faculty in the college is done as per rules of the State Government and U.G.C.

The college encourages teachers to avail of the faculty improvement programmes of the UGC, major and minor research projects, and participation in national and international seminars apart from their participation in the refresher and orientation programmes.

Institutional mechanism for faculty appraisal, departmental student feed back exists in the college. However, the feed back mechanism needs to be further strengthened.

Criterion Ill: Research, Consultancy and Extension
More than 33% of teachers; 07 full time and 02 part-time research scholars are engaged in active research in the college. More than 25 PhD have been awarded to the students during last 05 years and 09 Minor Research Projects of Rs. 3,25,000 outlay were completed in the IXth plan. Two Minor Research Projects are being under taken this year by the faculty in Zoology department of the college funded by UGC with an outlay of Rs. 55,000 and Rs. 40,000.

College is approved research center for Zoology, Botany and Mathematics. A faculty member from Botany, two from Zoology and one from Mathematics are approved research guides. At present, twelve students are undertaking research in different departments. In the last five years, more than fifty research papers have been published in the national and international journals by different departments.

Seeing the research potential, the college can offer consultancy services in the industrial and other sectors. Competent teachers and departments should be encouraged to offer consultancy. This exposure will not only enrich the faculty but also be of immense help to the students.

The college has Army Wing of NCC. These NCC cadets also help in maintaining discipline in the college under the able guidance of the NCC officer at Captain rank having Bronze medal in Pre-commissioned training. It is worth mentioning that the NCC officer in his career also got first position in two refresher courses attended for attaining next rank. Seventeen students have got ‘B’ certificate and nine students have got ‘C’ certificate.

The college has two NSS units which function under the able and dynamic guidance of two programme officers. The NSS units organize year long activities as per the calendar of activities provided by the Govt. such as Blood donation camps, Medical check up camps, Adult education, Community development and awareness programmes on Aids and Environment. There is scope for further utilization of student potential for extension activities and out reach programmes especially in the field of women empowerment. The college may consider to go for Red Cross Unit as well.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has a vast campus which houses its infrastructure facilities in the form of two-storied New Buildings containing main block, administrative block, central administrative office cum guest room, 14 well-equipped laboratories, 02 research labs, central library, PG departments, sports facilities with a well maintained sports ground & athletics track.

There are two separate Canteens, Vehicle Parking sheds for boys and girls, two separate Staff Rooms for ladies and gents, a Guest Room, two separate Hostels for boys and girls with all modern facilities, four Staff Quarters for teaching, eleven Quarters for non–teaching staff, two Generator sets, one Stationary Shop and a Punjab and Sindh Bank Extension Counter in the campus. The college also maintains beautiful Lawns and Botanical Garden.

The annual maintenance of the infrastructure facilities is taken care through a sub-committee of the Management Committee of the college. A canteen committee ensures healthy, clean and reasonably priced eatables for students. Watch and ward staff and gardeners look after the security and maintenance of the lawns and other allied activities.

The central library has more than ninety thousand books and more than thirty Journals and periodicals. Limited Book bank facility is also made available in the central library. It consists of one large stack room having books for Under Graduate students, one stack cum study room having reference books for under-graduate and post-graduate students. A separate reading room for newspapers and magazines is there. The computerization of the college library is in the process. Library needs a regular stocktaking. Post-graduate students have open-shelf facility in the central library.

The college has independent Law department with administrative office, staff room, girls common room, canteen, an independent library with open access facility, spacious lecture theatres, seminar hall and open stage for cultural activities.

The college has computer labs with 30 computers, various original software and other accessories. Internet facility is provided at the computer labs to give the ‘faculty and research students’ easy access for Internet browsing. The computers are maintained through annual maintenance contract with private service centers. The science departments also have computers facilities separately. The college has also established Networking Resource Center through UGC grant. The college office is computerized and connected with the central library.

The college has adequate sports equipment, two Basket Ball courts, 400 meters six-lane standard Track, well-maintained grounds for Hockey, Football Handball, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Indoor Court for Badminton and Table tennis. In the last academic session the sports activities were under the supervision of two DPE.

The Peer Team is happy to note that the college has SAI center for five games. The college achievements in the field of sports at university and national level are note worthy. In the last session, a sports man had won gold medal in long jump at National level. Moreover 29 sportspersons represented Inter University and two were selected for Indian Team for Softball. College encourages physical education by providing various incentives to players like free hostel facilities, cash prizes, fee concession, free kits and track suits, free refreshment and nutritive meals etc. and by providing coaches for different games.

A fixed medical allowance of Rs.50 per month is given to each permanent employee of the college. It is advised that a male and a female doctor be appointed to meet out the emergency calls during working hours of the college. However this facility is made available to hostellers.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The prospectus of the institution gives clear guidance to students about admission and requirements for all programmes, the fee-structure and refund policies, financial aid and student support services. The college has a spacious and furnished Common Room for girls.

The college consistently maintains very good results including a number of ranks in the university examinations. Success rate in the college is very high and drop out rate is tolerable. Bus and Railway concessions are made available to needy students as per rules. Financial aid is provided to the needy / deserving students in the form of scholarships, free ships and book bank facility. Effort may be made to provide financial aid to more students. In the college boy-girl student ratio is 3:1. The feed back mechanism from the students about the facilities needs to be strengthened.

The college has a career guidance cell under the supervision of a committee consisting of three faculty members, which provides literature on career choices and information regarding various competitive examinations. Teachers give informal counseling to students in academic and personal matters.

However, placement services in the college need to be initiated; and records of student progression to employment and further study need to be maintained systematically.

The Law department conducts independent co-curricular and extra curricular activities like seminars, moot courts and extension lectures by eminent personalities for law graduates.

It is advised that a formal structured Alumnae association be formed so as to foster the ties with their alma mater for the benefit of the college and the students.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The S.G.N. Khalsa PG College, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan is governed by a Managing Committee consisting of eleven elected and three nominated members. The Managing Committee was constituted in accordance with the rules and regulations of State Government. The periodic Trust Board meetings 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. There is a network of committee to ensure smooth functioning and co-ordination of various college activities. These committees carry out the specific tasks assigned to them. Besides this, there are staff meetings to discuss problems if any.

Principal, the Council of Heads of departments form the special committee for preparing the academic calendar at the beginning of every year. Staff members are divided into small committees and put in charge of various responsibilities pertaining to the day- to- day functioning of the institution.

The non-teaching staffs are recruited from the list provided by the employment exchange and as per the communal roster. Loans against their P.F. and from Nationalized banks are made available in times of need.

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:

*Strict and transparent attendance rules and their strict monitoring.

*Periodical three class tests and assignments to monitor students performance regularly.

*The college has a rare distinction of wining University Athletics Championship since 1959 except for three years.

*In the pursuit to fulfill the societal needs and to provide flexibility in offering courses, the college has introduced self-financing courses/subjects.

*Good leadership along with excellent inter personal relationships among teaching and non-teaching staff helps in the smooth functioning of the college.

*A medical allowance of Rs. 50 per month is provided to the permanent staff of the college.

*Management encourages publication of research papers by awarding Rs. 500 to the concerned faculty for each publication.

*Sportspersons are encouraged, by providing free hostel-facilities, fee relaxation, cash prizes and nutritious meals etc.

*Management committee provides fee concession to the students registered under the society named ‘Vidhyarthi Siksha Samiti’.

*As per the calendar of activities: the year long activities of NSS, such as Blood Donation Camps, Pulse Polio programme, Adult Education, Community development and awareness programmes on Aids and Environment are conducted regularly.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The peer team, after going through the self-study report and after its visit to various academic and physical facilities, is impressed by the progress of the S.G.N. Khalsa PG College, Sri Ganganagar in terms of the growth of its infrastructure and learning resources and consistency of its programmes of teaching and learning with the goals and objectives of the institution. The college has earned a reputation for imparting quality education and a sense of discipline to the younger generation.

The peer team considers that there are a number of features of the college approach to quality assurance and standards, which it would wish to commend. Also, the peer team would like to bring to the attention of the college; certain concerns for its consideration.

The peer team would like to commend the institution for the following aspects:

*Encouragement and the support given by the Managing Committee to the institution.

*Dedication and commitment of the teaching and the non-teaching staff.

*Effective leadership and good human relationship resulting in efficient team work.

*Rule based transparent admission and administration policy.

*Strict and transparent attendance rules and their strict monitoring.

*Periodical three class tests and assignments to monitor students performance regularly.

*Strict discipline maintained in the institution.

*Sufficient co-curricular activities in the institution for all round development of students.

*Promotion of research and publication of research papers and supervising students for Ph.D. degree.

*Facilitating aspect of the institution to promote student participation and achievement in sports, N.S.S., N.C.C. and other co-curricular activities.

*Maintenance and future planning of adequate infrastructure.

*Facilitating aspect of the institution to promote Sports and Physical Education with the help of well-equipped Sports department and necessary infrastructure for various athletics and sports.

*Its effort to maintain part of the campus where buildings are situated beautiful, neat and tidy.

*College is a center of SAI for five games.

Keeping in view the future plans of the institution, the peer team would like to suggest to the institution to consider the following:

*The college may explore the possibility of introducing more job oriented course options; such as certificate and diploma courses, B.Sc. in Computer Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, M.Sc. in Microbiology, Biochemistry to increase flexibility in course combinations keeping in mind the latest trends and societal needs.

*Access to computers and student support services like Placement services need to be initiated. With the appointment of a counselor, the counseling and guidance cell may evolve effective planning and suitable strategies for the benefit of the students.

*Spacious research rooms equipped with latest research facilities are required in Botany and Zoology department.
*More equipments need to be added in under graduate and postgraduate laboratories.

*Formal mechanism for collecting feedback from students on various aspects of their learning experience at the departmental/institution level may be instituted.

*The self-appraisal and other appraisal mechanism of teachers need to be formalized.

*More effort is required to promote and publicize the expertise available for consultancy services and to strengthen the linkage with industry.

*In order to widen the horizons of the teaching faculty, it is necessary to recruit teaching staff from other places as well.
Regular stocktaking of the library, physical education center and laboratories is required.

*Library needs a spacious building, more reference books, research journals and career information related books.

*A separate well maintained physical education center with multigym facility is required to further strengthen the sports activities.

*Audio-visual center equipped with latest Audio-visual facility is required.

*Formal women cell and grievance redressal cell should be established.

*Participation of Girls in sports and other activities needs to be strengthened.

*Being a residential college, dispensary with services of doctor may be made available.

*Teaching recruitments may be made in departments where the staff is overburdened with teaching load.

*Being a recognized research center, the college may use the services of reputed centers pertaining to their thrust areas.

*The college may go for autonomy, which gives lot of freedom for introducing various courses which are relevant to the present needs.

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

Prof. D. Ramakotaiah (Chairperson)

Dr. R. S. Shukla (Member)

Dr. Kiran Angra (Member Coordinator))

I agree with the observations and recommendations made by the peer team in this report.

Dr. A.S.Maan
S.G.N. Khalsa PG College
Sri Ganganagar-335001

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