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DBS PG College, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal)
DBS PG College, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal)
Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal), India
DBS PG College, Dehradun Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) is a recognised institute / college. DBS PG College, Dehradun Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) is also known as Dayanand Brijendra Swaroop Post Graduate College.
DBS PG College, Dehradun Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) is situated in Dehradun of Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.
Contact Details of DBS PG College, Dehradun Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) are : Telephone: +91-135-2745747, 2652154
DBS PG College, Dehradun Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
DBS PG College is affiliated with Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Garhwal
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NAAC report of Dayanand Brijendra Swaroop Post Graduate CollegeThe D.B.S. (P.G.) College, Dehradun (Uttaranchal) was established in July 1961 by the Dayanand Shiksha Sansthan, Kanpur. The college is affiliated to the H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar (Garhwal), Uttaranchal. Initially, the subjects taught were : i) Geology; ii) Chemistry; iii) Mathematics; iv) Physics; v) Zoology; vi) Geography and vii) Economics.
The college is urban based and admits the students of all castes and creeds. It is a co-educational institution. Out of a sanctioned strength of 71, 23 posts of teachers are lying vacant. Presently, 44 male and 4 female teachers are working. Forty five of these are Ph.D. and three are P.G degree holders. The total strength of the non-teaching staff is 56 with 22 technical staff and 34 administrative staff. Out of the total strength of 56 non-teaching staff members, 08 are female and 48 male. Out of 16 part-time and temporary teachers 13 are Ph.D. and 03 P.G. degree holders. The college was recognized by the UGC under section 2f in July 1961. Presently, the college is receiving grant under 12-B of the UGC Act.
The college volunteered itself to be assessed by the NAAC. The Self Study Report (SSR) was submitted by the college to the NAAC in March 2004. The Peer Team constituted by NAAC consisted of the following : -
Prof. D. P. Singh, Former member, UGC as Chairman;
Prof. Nisha Sarad, Director Public Instruction (Colleges) Punjab, Chandigarh as Member and
Dr Ramji Lal, Principal, Dyal Singh College, Karnal (Haryana) as Member
The team visited the institution to validate the Self-Study Report on 15th -16th September, 2004. The Team perused and analyzed the Self-Study Report submitted by the college. During the visit, the Team went through the relevant documents, visited the departments and the facilities. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were also visited. The Team interacted at length with the Principal, governing body, faculty and non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the institution. 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 :
CRITERION - I
Being affiliated to the H.N.B. Garhwal University, College follows the syllabi prescribed by the University for the Science and Arts faculties both at the UG and PG levels. It offers 36 programmes, 13 UG programmes, 09 PG programmes and 09 Ph.D. programmes, 02 Post Doctoral programmes and 03 Certificate and Diploma courses. The college is going to start w.e.f. 2004-05, three Career Oriented Programmes (UGC X Plan - grant Rs. 7 lac) : Clinical Diagnostic Techniques, Gemology and Environmental Auditing. The college has also enrolled 86 students (71 female and 15 male) in the Self-Financing courses from the Uttaranchal State.
The College is catering to the needs of about 2300 students (1140 female and 1158 male). Apart from the students from Uttaranchal and other States of India, the college has some students from Nepal, Bhutan and one student from Germany. The college has some linkages with the following national institutions : FRI, IPP, Wild Life Institute of India, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Zoological Survey of India, Botanical Survey of India, Geological Survey of India, Indian Institute of Remote sensing, DEAL, IRDE (DRDO) and Survey of India.
CRITERION - II
TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUTION
The DBS (P.G.) College follows the norms and guidelines of HNB Garhwal University, for admission of the students in different programmes and courses. Normally, past academic record and interview are taken as basis for admission to all courses and programmes. The students are selected in order of merit as per admission rules laid down by the Uttaranchal Government / H.N.B. Garhwal University.
After admission, the college does not have a formal system of evaluation of students. In other words, there is no mid-course evaluation because of absence of a continual internal assessment. Therefore, the college does not take appropriate remedial measures also. The syllabi are unitised according to teaching schedule and there is a mid-course monitoring also. The ratio of full time teacher to part time teacher during the last 02 years, is 4:1. The ratio of teaching staff to non-teaching staff during the same period is 1:1. However, 80% of the classes are taught by full time faculty. The work load of a teacher is 24 periods and 21 periods at the UG and PG levels respectively per week.
The college follows the conventional and practiced lecture and black board method of teaching with other 'learner oriented' pedagogical techniques. Other methods include project work, field studies, trips for on the spot-studies, seminars and question-answers. The College has no centralized media facility to prepare audio-visual and other teaching aids.
The college observed 246 working days and 186 teaching days. Thus, the college fulfilled the requirement of the UGC during the last two academic years, i.e., 2001-2002 and 2002-2003. The students are informed about the evaluation methods, syllabi and pattern of evaluation etc. at the beginning of the academic session. As there is no system of periodical assessment, neither the students nor their parents can be informed about the academic performance.
The teachers were recruited as per UGC norms by the Higher Education Commission of the erstwhile state of U.P. But presently, in newly constituted state of Uttranchal, no recruitment of teachers of affiliated colleges is being done. To fill up the gaps, arrangements have been made to recruit temporary staff through advertisement with the approval of the Director, Higher Education (SSR Part II, Para III, p.145). However, the college management has a freedom to appoint temporary/ad-hoc teaching staff. But as the college has no financial resources of its own, such appointments are not normally done. Guest lectures are given by subject experts from local institutions and retired faculty members.
During the last two years 39 teachers have attended National level seminars/Conferences/Workshops and 10 teachers have attended as Resource persons. In the last two academic sessions the college has organized 03 national seminars and several workshops. The college also encourages the teachers to avail of the faculty improvement programmes. During the last two academic years 07 teachers have benefited by such measures.
The college has qualified and experienced teachers. The performance of the faculty is assessed through a self-appraisal method. However, a mechanism is required to acquire students' feedback in areas of evaluation of teaching-learning process and a resort to remedial measures. The college is initiating the process of collaboration with the James Cook University, Queensland, Australia and with the British Universities.
In the past, the college had the UGC sponsored remedial courses for the students belonging to SC and ST categories. It is suggested that the college may establish a SC/ST coaching center to provide remedial courses to the students of SC/ST categories.
CRITERION - III
RESEARCH CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The college, in keeping with its commitment to research, provides facilities and support to the teachers and students in this direction. Nearly 25% of the teachers are engaged in supervising research; 15% are actively involved in research projects and 40% are publishing regularly. Departments of Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Geography and Zoology deserve a special mention.
There are 17 research scholars registered under the various faculty members of the college in different disciplines. There are 07 existing Major Research projects and Minor Research Projects with a total outlay of Rs. 14,62,460/- funded by UGC; UG Development Grant & PG Development Grant and DST (the details are given in the Part I of the updated SSR p.5). The efforts of the Physics and Geology departments in getting FIST (Funds for Infrastructure Development in Science & Technology) and DST grants of 28 and 20 lacs are noteworthy. Besides, the individual teachers keep submitting their research projects to other national and international agencies. There is no formal system of consultancy offered by the college faculty.
The students are engaged in extension activities like community development, health and hygiene awareness, adult education and literacy, AIDs awareness, social work, medical camps, blood donation camp, environment awareness etc. These activities are conducted through NSS/NCC/Rovers and Rangers/Red Cross. The college also initiates and plans extension activities with NGOs and GOs whenever possible. These programmes have helped in sensitizing the students towards these issues and also promote interaction between the students and the community.
CRITERION - IV
INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college has a campus area of about 3.53 acres. It is located in a Urban area. Dayanand Siksha Sansthan has a Women's Hostel at 29 E.C. Road in which all the three colleges of the Sansthan. including D.B.S. (P.G.) College have seats reserved for women candidates. The college has staff quarters facility. It has a central library with 40,000 books and subscribes to 46 periodicals/journals. The library is not inter-connected with other libraries for inter-library borrowing. There is a book bank facility in the library. The central library is not computersied. Therefore, lending and purchase of books, lending of audio-visual material, book bank, stock verification and other activities have remained un-computerized. The library has procured one computer and intends to go for computerization. The library does not have the audio-visual cassettes and internet facilities. Each P.G. Department has its own reference and lending library for the use of students and subject teachers. The central library functions 08 hours a day. Its total working days are 281. There is a central computer facility in the college. The configuration and other hardware and software details are : Pentium-4 (2 computers), Pentium-3 (1) and 1 Old Model. The Departments of Geography and Physics have their own computers. The 'Soul' computer center located in the college provides access to user level IT education to the students. A full-fledged IT lab has been set up since 2001-2002 to assist in basic computers awareness programme. The computer center functions 7 days a week including evening hours.
The college has some facilities for Basketball (court under construction), Volleyball, Table-Tennis, Kabaddi etc. The college has also a full-fledged Gymnasium (with 3 lac MHRD grant) with modern equipments. The outstanding sports persons are given weightage in admissions, concessions, some free kits and cash awards, TA/DA and pocket expenses. The sports persons of the college participate in the University, State and National meets.
CRITERION - V
STUDENTS SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The students seeking admission in various courses are provided with adequate information through the prospectus which gives a brief profile of the college, courses offered, eligibility criteria, infrastructure and other facilities. They get financial aid from the UGC and state government. The state government provided SC/ST scholarships to more than 17% of the total students enrolled during the last two years. The college also provides financial assistance from the Poor Boys' funds. Handicapped students are assisted, depending upon the availability of funds. Besides, there is a provision of special financial assistance for the girl students by the WUA. The Uttaranchal Govt. has ordered exemption from payment of tuition fees to U.G. girl students. Students are also availing Garhwal University Scholarship.
Presently, the Geology department's Alumni Association is active. The college does not have any record of the students who have passed UGC-CSIR (NET) SLET, GATE, GRE, TOEFL, GMAT, and Civil Service examinations. The college has a high drop out rate. During the last two academic sessions the success rate at the U.G. level is 69.5% and 83.3% respectively. The success rate at the P.G. level is 90.81% and 83.10% respectively during the last two academic years. The college maintains an employment and a placement cell. The college does not maintain any data regarding progression to employment and further study. It provides recreational/leisure time facilities to students. The college students' union organizes the union week to celebrate recreational activities.
CRITERION - VI
ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
The organization and management of the college consists of State Govt., University and the Board of Management. The college has an internal co-ordinating and monitoring mechanism. It consists of Deans of Sciences, Arts and the Dean of Students' Welfare. There is a Library Advisory Committee, and a full-fledged Proctorial Board. There is an internal audit mechanism in the college to monitor the budgetary allocation. There are state government auditors to review the overall budgetary allocation and utilization. The college has a grievance redressal cell to deal with the grievances of the employees and others.
The biggest hurdle in the quality upliftment for the college is the paucity of funds. The tuition fee has remained to be the same for the last several decades. Hence, the revenue generated by the college is inadequate to meet its financial needs. In the light of inadequate sources of revenue, the college often has budgetary deficits to cope with.
There are limited facilities for loans to the employees made available by the college. It is available only to the permanent members of the staff. Employees' grievances are taken up through the Principal's office
The work appraisal of the non-teaching staff is done by the internal supervisors and Heads of the various Departments who report directly to the Head of the institution.
The work of teachers is evaluated through the self-appraisal forms.
Using the work appraisal of the teaching and non-teaching staff as the base, the necessary steps are designed for improving the work quality and efficiency.
The administrative leadership of the Principal, Dr. R.K. Pande deserves special appreciation. He is managing the students, teaching and non-teaching staff under several handicaps as shown earlier. Commendable work has been done by the coordinators & staff of the college.
CRITERION - VII
The Team observed the following healthy practices adopted by the college:
It has adopted mechanism/process for internal quality checks.
It is sensitised to latest managerial concepts, such as, strategic planning, teamwork, decision-making and computerization. The college has twinning programmes and MOU with industries and research organisations.
It encourages students' participation in socio-cultural, NCC, NSS, CDI, Rovers & Rangers, Red Cross Society activities including blood donation, distribution of useful articles to the poor, tree plantation, water conservation, AIDs awareness, environmental awareness, debates on current issues, quiz competitions, seminars etc.
It motivates its teachers to actively participate in research, seminars, publication of papers, function as guest faculty to other institutions and also organize national level seminars, thereby providing a platform for wider exposure to students and teachers.
It has strengthened the regular academic programmes through self-financing courses - M.A. English, M.Sc. Botany and Environment & Water Management.
It inculcates moral values and a sense of civic responsibility among students.
It conducts programmes and activities for an alround development of the personality of students. College publishes its Magazine annually.
The major objective of the college is to provide access to higher education to the girls and boys especially belonging to Uttaranchal. It fulfils its ideals through value based education.
It endeavors to widen its horizon by collaborating with the universities of Australia and UK through Edulinks, British Council of India for the higher studies of students at D.B.S. (PG) College, Dehra Dun and these respective universities.
SECTION - 3
After going through the Self-Study Report and visiting the college the Peer Team is of the view that the institution has been rendering appreciable service to the urban and rural communities of Uttaranchal and provides higher education to young boys and girls. The college has a committed faculty which, by dint of hard work, dedication and commitment has been successful in preparing the students for higher goals of life. The college has a reputation for imparting quality education and qualities of head and heart. It has also earned a name for creating a healthy environment in the campus. The Peer Team would like to commend the institution for the following :
The college has established linkages with the institutions of the state, national and international levels.
By introducing Self-Financing courses the college has strengthened the regular academic programmes.
The college also imparts social awareness and moral education through NCC,
NSS, Rangers and Rovers and Red Cross activities and extension lectures.
The college has Benevolent Fund Insurance Scheme for its employees at a nominal premium.
One noteworthy effort by the college is its raising rupees 23 lakhs for a Womens' Hostel.
The Peer Team would like to make the following suggestions:
Keeping in view the objective of empowerment of women and increasing number of girl students, it is suggested that the college may introduce the subjects of Home Science, Music, Fine Arts, Fashion Designing, Food Technology etc. at the U.G. level.
The strength of the Girl students in the college is 1140. Therefore, the strength of the female teachers should be increased for the betterment of the academic environment of the institution.
To keep pace with the latest developments in the fields of Arts, Management and Commerce, career-oriented UGC sponsored courses may be introduced by the college.
The college may have more linkages with international institutions.
If possible the college may introduce latest teaching-learning methods.
The college may have a method of assessing the students' academic performance in order to provide better environment and remedial courses.
A large number of teachers have to their credit a number of research publications and the college is also a center of research. In view of this, it may consider to publish its own Research Journal.
The college may have a Centralized Media facility to prepare audio-visual aids and other teaching skills.
The college should avail all the facilities and incentives given by the UGC to the students from reserved categories including Scheduled Castes and Schedule Tribes as done in ninth plan.
The college library should be computerized. The college should have inter-connectivity by means of Internet and intranet. This facility will be a great help in making the college self-sufficient in terms of reading and research material.
The college should set up a special cell to design new projects and have a liaison with the UGC, HRD Ministry and Ministry for Science and Technology.
The college should implement schemes like 'Earn while you learn' by proper and timely dissemination of the information.
The college Alumni Association should be strengthened.
If the college is to fulfill its obligations properly, the concerned authorities must take early steps to fill up all the posts lying vacant.
The Peer Team is of the opinion that this exercise of assessment and accreditation will be useful to the institution to initiate the quality enhancement strategies towards further growth and development.
The Peer Team wishes to acknowledge the efforts made by the Principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and all other constituents of D.B.S. (P.G.) College, Dehra Dun to make it an institution of quality. The Team is thankful to the Principal, coordinators and all others for their cooperation and assistance during the visit of the Team.
Name of the Chairperson : (Dr. D.P. Singh)
Name of the Member I : (Prof. Nisha Sarad)
Name of the Member II and Co-ordinator : (Dr. Ramji Lal)
Dr. R.K. Pande
D.B.S. (P.G.) COLLEGE
Dehra Dun (Uttaranchal)
Pin - 248001
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