04 Panihati Mahavidyalaya_ Kolkata_ WB by nuhman10


Section I: GENERAL                                      Information

Name & Address of the Institution:            Panihati Mahavidyalaya
                                              Sodepur, Kolkata- 700 110

1.1 Year of Establishment:                    1976
1.2 Current Academic Activities               3
    at the Institution (Numbers):
      Faculties/Schools:                     NA
      Departments/Centers:                   15
      Programmes/Courses offered:            15
      Permanent Faculty Staff:               17 including Principal (1 retired on
      Permanent Support Staff:               29.02.2008)
      Students:                              19+1 = 20

                                              PG __ UG____ Research __
                                              Others __
1.4 Three major features in the
    institutional Context (As perceived         Suburban location
    by the Peer Team):                          Space constraints
                                                Local institutional network
1.5 Dates of visit of the Peer Team           April 10 – 12, 2008
    (A detailed visit schedule may be
    Included as Annexure):

1.6 Composition of the Peer Team which
    Undertook the on-site visit:
    Chairman:                                     1. Prof. R.R. Singh
    Member coordinator/NAAC                       2. Prof. Javaid Akhter
    Coordinator at NAAC                           3. Mr. Ganesh Hegde

Section II: CRITERION WISE                    Observation (Strength and/or Weakness)
ANALYSIS                                      on Key-Aspects (Please limit to three major
                                              ones for each and use telegraphic language
                                              (It is not necessary to indicate all the three
                                              bullets each time; write only the relevant


2.1 Curricular Aspects:
2.1.1 Curriculum Design &                     University approved curriculum
      Development:                            Teaching plan

2.1.2 Academic Flexibility:                   Only core-elective options
                                              Only choice-based credit system

2.1.3 Feedback on Curriculum:                 Students’ response

Curriculum design and update                     As per the university

Best Practices in Curriculum                  Education to economically disadvantaged
      Aspects (If any):
2.2 Teaching-Learning & Evaluation:

2.2.1 Admission Process and Student               Transparent
Profile:                                          Students from middle/low Income

Catering to diverse needs:                        Science, Arts and Commerce

Teaching-Learning Process:                        Lecture method generally
                                                  Teacher-Student Ratio 1:17
Teacher Quality:                                  As per norms
                                                  Sincerity of purpose
Evaluation Process and Reforms:
                                                  Annual and home examination
Best Practices in Teaching-Learning and
                                                  Student’s assessment of teachers
       Evaluation (If any):
                                                  Self-assessment by teachers
                                                  Faculty takes administrative

2.3 Research Consultancy &
2.3.1 Promotion of Research:                   Encouragement to faculty

2.3.2 Research and Publication                 Papers, abstracts and books by
Output:                                         some faculty members

2.3.3 Consultancy:                                  -----------

2.3.4 Extension Activities:                         Through R. K. Mission / Lions etc
                                                    College’s efforts
2.3.5 Collaborations:                               -------------------
2.3.6 Best Practices in Research,
                                                    Presentation of papers in
Consultancy and Extension (If
                                                     Seminars by faculty
                                                    Networking for extension

2.4 Infrastructure and Learning Resources:

2.4.1 Physical facilities for Learning:          Own building
                                                 Science block under construction

2.4.2 Maintenance of infrastructure:             Proper maintenance
                                                 Inadequate instruments in Physics lab

2.4.3 Library as a Learning Resource:            Central Library in small room
                                                 Limited books and journals

2.4.4 ICT as Learning Resource:                  Partial use of ICT

2.4.6 Other Facilities:                          Cycle stand
                                                 Gymnasium
                                                 Canteen
                                                 Students’ Union Office
                                                 Cheap store
2.4.7 Best Practices in the development of
      Infrastructure and Learning           Membership of local health facility
      Resources (If any):                   Annual College Magazine
                                            Limited Indoor games facilities for
                                              boys and girls
2.5 Students Support and Progression:
2.5.1 Student Progression:                      Proper information to students

                                                Good examination results

                                                Fee concession
2.5.2 Student Support:                          Participation in seminars

                                                Two annual events
                                                Cultural programmes
2.5.3 Student Activities:

2.5.4 Best Practices in Student Support and     Welfare scheme for teachers
Progression (If any)
                                                Partial ICT facility
                                                Extra classes

2.6 Governance and Leadership:
2.6.1 Institutional Vision and                  Educationists as members
      Leadership:                               Effective leadership

2.6.2 Organizational arrangements:              Proper organizational structure
                                                Regular committee meetings
                                                Representation of all constituents

2.6.3 Strategy development and                  Teaching plan
                                                Development plan

                                                Satisfactory
2.6.4 Human Resource Management:

                                                Proper financial management
2.6.5 Financial Management and
Resource Mobilization:                          Proper budgeting

Best Practices in Governance and
Leadership (If any):                            Grievance redressal system

2.7    Innovative Practices:

2.7.1 Internal Quality Assurance                IQA Committee

2.7.2 Inclusive practices:                      Value-based education

                                             Education of SC/ST/Women

2.7.3 Stakeholder Relationships:       Good

Section III: OVERALL ANALYSIS          Observations (Please limit to five
                                       major ones for each and use
                                       telegraphic language) (It is not
                                       necessary to denote all the five
                                       bullets for each),

Institutional Strengths:                     Suburban and rural area coverage
                                             Sincere faculty members
                                             Partial ICT back-up
                                             Students feedback
                                             Self-assessment by teachers

                                             Severe constraints of space
3.2 Institutional weakness:
                                             Priority to conventional method
                                              (lecture only)
                                             Limited innovation
                                             Enrolment less than capacity in some
                                             Drop-out rate

3.3 Institutional Opportunities:             Innovation
                                             Field-based teaching-learning
                                             Remedial teaching
                                             Increasing proficiency of students’
                                              communication skills

                                             Increase in student’s strength
                                             Attracting good regular faculty
3.4 Institutional Challenges:                Higher admission cut-off
                                              Percentage in some subjects only
                                             Open shelf system for students
                                             Reduction in drop-out rate

              Section IV: recommendations for Quality Enhancement of
                         Quality Enhancement of the Institution
              (Please limit to ten major ones and use telegraphic language)
                    (It is not necessary to indicate all the ten bullets)

      Interactive teaching-learning process; for longer hours in timetable
      Project work or field work exposure to all students
      Remedial teaching to raise quality and communication skills
      Innovation to reduce drop-out through interdisciplinary teaching etc
      College-Community bonding to attract good students throughout
      Need for additional resource mobilization
      Strengthening extension specially through NCC and NSS
      Institutionalized feed-back
      Inter-library loaning facility
      Promotion of research

I agree with the Observations of the Peer Team as mentioned in this Report

                                                Signature of the Head of the Institution

                                                                     Seal of the institution
Signatures of the Peer Team Members:

Prof R R Singh (Chairman)

Prof Javaid Akhter (Member - Coordinator)

Place; Sodepur, Kolkata

Date: 12th April 2008


            Adherence to the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards

Name of the Institution: Panihati Mahavidyalaya, Sodepur, Kolkata- 700 110

Declaration by the Peer Team Members:

Certified that we have adhered to all the norms of Code of Conduct and Ethical
Standards as listed in the document: Section-G of the Guidelines to the Peer Team.

Prof R R Singh, New Delhi

Prof Javaid Akhter, AMU Aligarh

Place: Kolkata

Date: 12th April 2008

    Peer team visit Schedule at Panihati Mahavidyalaya towards NAAC
                          (10.04.08 to 12.04.08)

Day 1 (on 09.04.2008)
Peer Team meeting at 10.30 p.m. at the place of residence

Day 2 (on 10.04.2008)

Session:1, (09.15 to 10.00hrs)
Meeting with the Head of the Institution (Principal)
Session:2, (10-00 to 13-00hrs)
Visit to the Departments and Support Services, Botanical Garden
Session:3 (13-00 – 14 -00hrs)

Lunch and meeting with the G.B. / Management/ State Govt. Representatives/
University Representatives.
Session 4 (14-00 – 15.00hrs)
Checking the Documentary evidences & discussion with Head of the Institution
Session:5 (15.00-16.00hrs)
Held Interaction with the Govt., State & University representatives and the
Head of the institution along with co-ordinator of the Panihati Mahavidyalaya
NAAC steering Committee.
Session: 6 (16.00hrs-16.30hrs)

Visited Central Library, Students’ Canteen, Students’ Union Room, College
Cheap Stores, College Garden, Proposed site of the New Science Building
(being completed).

Session:7 (16.30 -17.00hrs)
Interacted with Students’ at the Seminar Hall.

Session:8 (17.00-17-30Hrs)
Interacted with Non-teaching Staff of the College.

Session:9 (17.30-18.00hrs)
Interacted with alumni and Guardians and exchanged views on Academic
Session:10 (18.00-19.00hrs)
Attended a Cultural programme organized by the Students of the College at
Auditorium Hall. Followed by brief speeches of the NAAC peer team towards
indicating upliftment of the College & Students.

(19.00 hrs) - Departure
Day: 3 (on 10.04.2008)
Session -1(10.00-11.30hrs)
Visit the extension services comprising Mass Literacy Campaign, Blood
Donation Camp, Health Awareness, Adult Education Programme at
Mullickpara Village (Karnamadhavpur) under Bilkanda-1 Gram Panchayat,
P.S. Ghola, Dist – North 24 Parganas, West Bengal.

Session:2 (11.30-12.00hrs)
Held discussion with the Principal & Co-ordinator of the College NAAC
Steering Committee towards further improvement and approaches pertaining to
the on going project/works at the village

Session:3 (12.00-12.45hrs)

Lunch at College

Session:4 (12.45 – onwards)

Discussion continued on finalization of Draft report.

Day-4: (On12.04.2008)
Session 1(9.00-10.00 hrs)
Sharing of Report with the Principal

Session:2 (10.00-11.00hrs)
Revision of Draft report and signature obtained.

Session-3 (11:00- 11:30hrs.)
Exit Meeting

Session:4 (12.00-12.30hrs)
Lunch at College



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