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Assessment Report for Institutional Re-Assessment of SES’ Arts, Science & Commerce College, Sandur, Karnataka

Section I: General Information:
1.1 1.2 1.3       1.4 i) ii) iii) 1.5 1.6 Name of the Institution: Sandur Education Society’s Arts, Science & Commerce College, Sandur Year of Establishment: 1973 Current Academic Activities at the Institution (numbers): Faculties/Schools: 4 PG: nil 9 UG: 4 Research: nil Others: Departments/Centres: 11 Programs/Courses offered: Permanent Support Staff: Students: 437 Permanent Faculty Members: 10

Three major features in the institutional Context: Established in remote, rural, backward area, catering to backward sections BBM, Computer Application added recently on Self-financed basis Consistent higher percentage of results compared to the parent University Dates of visit of the Peer Team: Composition of the Peer Team: Prof. P. Natarajan Fr. Francis G. Parmar, SJ Dr. Sujata Shanbhag 16-17 Nov 2007

Chair-person: Member/s: NAAC Coordinator:

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Section II: Criterion-wise Analysis:
2.1: Curricular Aspects:
2.1.1 Curricular Design & Development:          BBM, optional Computer Application introduced recently 4 members in the Boards of studies in the past Need many more value added courses according to the job market Could introduce more optional subjects to choose from Introduced feedback system on curriculum from Students Need to get feedback fromvarious stake-holders, employers, parents, alumni etc University does undertake regular curriculum update Computer training introduced Nil

2.1.2 Academic flexibility: 2.1.3 Feedback on Curriculum:

2.1.4 Curriculum update:

2.1.5 Best Practices in Curricular Aspects:

2.2 Teaching - Learning and Evaluation:
2.2.1 Admission Process & Student Profile:      More seats than demand and so all admitted Need to keep detailed, systematic, computerised student profile Advanced learners encouraged to use the library facility Systematic mentoring could be introduced Special coaching in language skills, especially English could be provided to staff and students 2.2.3 Teaching-Learning Process:   Academic Calendar prepared, work-diaries maintained Need to use more ICT tools, Student Seminars,

2.2.2 Catering to diverse needs:

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NAAC for quality and excellence in Higher Education          Small amount of Rs. 500 sanctioned for students’ research projects TQM training given to staff Need more participation at national level seminars, paper presentation, research Very few permanent staff, short fall made up by ad-hoc teachers Semester system introduced, evaluation at the end of each semester Project work introduced in Commerce for internal evaluation Need more innovation in evaluation Small amount of Rs. 500 sanctioned for student research project work Some ICT tools, Internet facility made available to all

2.2.4 Teacher Quality:

2.2.5 Evaluation Process & Reform:

2.2.6 Best Practices in Teaching-learning-Evaluation:

2.3 Research, Consultancy and Extension:
2.3.1 Promotion of Research:       Research committee, small amount of Rs. 1, 000 made available Socially relevant surveys carried out through NSS Internet made available Some research activity in the past. activities Need more participation at national level seminars, paper presentation, publications etc Recently acquired UGC recognition under 12B could be utilised to generate funds for research 2.3.3 Consultancy:    Some assistance to local persons for IT Returns Need to use expertise for the development of neighbourhood Traditional NSS activities carried out At present very few involved in research

2.3.2 Research & Publication Output:

2.3.4 Extension Activities:

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NAAC for quality and excellence in Higher Education    Need to use expertise for the development of the area College helps needy students to get financial assistance from neighbourhood industry Need to have systematic tie ups with neighbourhood and alumni industries for mutual benefit. 2.3.6 Best Practices in Research, Consultancy, Extension:   Getting assistance from neighbourhood industry for needy students Rs. 1000 set aside as incentive for teachers to get involved in research

2.3.5 Collaborations:

2.4: Infrastructure and Learning Resources:
2.4.1 Physical Facilities for learning:              Sufficient infrastructural facilities – class rooms, laboratory space etc Need to utilise infrastructure on holidays, other than class hours Need better equipments for laboratories. Need to enhance classroom facilities Need to pay more attention to maintenance of existing facilities Moderate number of books in the library Partial Computerisation of the library Need to use facilities like INFLIBNET Computer centre established Internet available Need to develop own website Health care through Management’s hospital Sufficient grounds shared with sister institutions Auditorium available for extracurricular activities

2.4.2 Maintenance of Infrastructure: 2.4.3 Library as a learning resource:

2.4.4 ICT as learning resources:

2.4.5 Other Facilities:

2.4.6 Best Practices in development in Infrastructure & Learning Resources:

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NAAC for quality and excellence in Higher Education  Internet made available

2.5 Student Support and Progression:
2.5.1 Student Progression:    Consistently higher results than parent University averages. Three among top ten in the last academic year. Some effort to provide placement services Need to systematize assistance to students for competitive exams, maintain their records, placement cell 2.5.2 Student Support:      Students helped to get financial assistance from neighbouring industries Value added courses like embroidery, Computer Application introduced Need to introduce many more job-oriented courses Recently formed Alumni Association Some participation in cultural, sports competitions, one student going up to the national level 2.5.4 Best Practices in Student Support & Progression:  Getting assistance from neighbourhood industries for needy students

2.5.3 Student Activities:

2.6 Governance & Leadership:
2.6.1 Institutional Vision & Leadership:       Vision & Mission stated clearly BBM, Computer Applications, Embroidery introduced as translation into action TQM organized in the past could be utilised to help this process Use of various committees as a means to decentralise Grievances Redressal mechanism introduced Need structures for Women’s Development/prevention of sexual harassment.

2.6.2 Organizational Arrangements:

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NAAC for quality and excellence in Higher Education 2.6.3 Strategy development & deployment:    IQAC established. Need to study IQAC mechanism from NAAC documents and implement the same in a systematic way. Feedback from students obtained. Need to get more systematic feedback from various stake holders, need systems for analysis and follow up. 2.6.4 Human Resource Management:       Need to make concerted efforts to get more permanent faculty, insist on professional development of faculty Need more welfare measures Need to computerise financial management systems Need to mobilise more funds Decentralisation through various committees Small amounts sanctioned for staff-student projects (Rs. 1000-500 respectively) 2.6.5 Financial Management & Resources:

2.6.6 Best Practices in Governance & Leadership:

2.7 Innovative Practices:
2.7.1 Internal Quality Assurance System:         Annual plans chalked out, diaries maintained Partial Computerisation of Library, Inter-net facility made available Fee concessions, book bank for students of reserved categories Good gender balance – more girls than boys in the college Personality Development, Embroidery, BBM, Computer Literacy for job market Alumni Association formed Sensitivity to maintain healthy Environment, Human Rights’ Awareness Programs held. A few value added courses introduced

2.7.2 Inclusive Practices:

2.7.3 Stakeholder Relationships:

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Section III: Overall Analysis
3.1      3.2     3.3     3.4    Institutional Strengths: Cooperative management. Efforts made to implement suggestions of Peer Team. Consistently good results, higher than University percentage Recent approval from UGC under 12B Quite good infrastructure facilities, partially computerised library TQM training given to the staff. Institutional Weaknesses: Rather limited permanent faculty Very little research involvement Lack of communication skills in English Easily satisfied, need zest to keep doing more and more Institutional Challenges: Bring backward area student into the main stream of national life. Structures in place as per suggestions of Peer Team. Now need to make them much more effective and efficient. Increasing student intake Providing relevant, job-oriented courses and training Institutional Opportunities: Help students find jobs in neighbourhood industries after their graduation Allow use of infrastructure to neighbourhood; get financial assistance and/or good will of neighbourhood. Tie-ups with neighbourhood industries for mutual benefit

Section IV: Recommendations for Quality Enhancement:
 Ensure many more permanent faculty. funds for the same. Put in place systems of generating

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NAAC for quality and excellence in Higher Education    Establish and maintain research culture. Introduce many more value-added, job-oriented courses Make very special effort to improve the standard of English language among both staff and students. The language lab facility of the sister institution could be utilised for this.      Encourage more participation in sports, extra-curricular activities Use UGC approval under 12B to generate funds for quality enhancement Make much more use of ICT tools for quality enhancement. Make better use of alumni association Facilities like guest-house could be further utilised to invite experts from across the states for further enrichment of both staff and students. The Peer Team acknowledges gratefully the cooperation extended to the team by the Management, Principal, Staff and Students as well as the hospitality extended to the team.

Names and Signatures of the Peer Team Members

Prof. P. Natarajan, Chair Person

Fr. Francis Parmar, S.J. Member

I agree with the observations and recommendations made by the Peer Team in this report.

Name & Signature of the Head of the Institution

Mrs. Nalini Samuel, Principal Date: 17th November, 2007

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