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					                      THE ANNUAL QUALITY ASSURANCE REPORT
                               (AQAR) OF THE IQAC


Name of the Institution: SILAPATHAR COLLEGE                Year of Report: 2005-2006


1.        Part A

1.1 INTRODUCTION:

The Silapathar College, Silapathar, in the District of Dhemaji, Assam was established in 1979
with the objective of imparting higher education of Under-Graduate level in Arts amongst the
aspiring students primarily belonging to backward communities such as SC, ST, OBC,
MOBC, etc.. The college was affiliated to Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam in 1983 and
subsequently obtained "Permanent Affiliation" in 1996. It was then registered under the UGC
Acts 2(f) in 1996 and 12(B) in 1997. The college volunteered to be assessed by
National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted a Self-Study Report.
Accordingly, a Peer Team consisting of Prof (Mrs.) Kerma S. Lyndoh, former Vice-
Chancellor, NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya as Chairperson, Dr. (Mrs.) Manju Mitra,
Principal, Govt. PG & Commerce and Arts College, Bilaspur, Chhatisgarh as Member and
Dr. U. Subbarao, former Director (Student Services), Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University,
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh as Member-Coordinator visited the college on 15` n & 16`n
December, 2004. As a result, the college was accredited and awarded Grade "B" by NAAC
on 28`" February, 2005.

Subsequent communications with NAAC enlightened us to constitute `Internal Quality Assurance
Cell' (IQAC) on 24`" May 2005. However, the IQAC became functional only after having
attended a seminar by the Principal & Chairman and the Coordinator on 21 s' November
2005 at Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh organized by NAAC (Topic:`Continuing Quality
Improvement Programme (CQIP) for Accredited Institutions'). As such,it was decided that the
post accreditation Action Plan, which was to be submitted at the beginning of the academic
session (July 2005), be submitted along with the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR),
2005-2006 by the end of the session.

Following Action Plans were chalked out by the IQAC, Silapathar College for the session
2005-2006:




1.2       ACTION PLAN (SESSION 2005-2006):

1.2.1 Goals and Objectives of the institution:
      To impart higher education (Three Year Degree Course in Arts) to students belonging
       primarily to backward classes (SC, ST, OBC, MOBC etc), apart from general category
       students.
      To make provision for payment of fees in easy instalments.

1.2.2 New programmes:

          To apply to UGC for new programmes/courses under special schemes.
1.2.3   Teaching-Learning:
       Introduce inter-departmental lectures as an offbeat teaching technique.
       Hold group discussions on current topics among the students.
       Collaborate with NGOs/institutions for guest lectures on value education.

1.2.4   Examination Reforms:
       Hold Unit Tests for continuous and comprehensive evaluation.
       Hold Entrance Tests for admission to Major classes.

1.2.5   Faculty Development Programmes:
       Encourage faculty members to attend/seminars, workshops, refresher & orientation
        courses.
       Induce teachers (especially those serving on non-sanctioned posts) to qualify for NET /
        SLET.
       Motivate faculty members for higher studies, especially MPhil, Ph.D.
       Initiate faculty members to undertake research projects.
       To motivate teachers for undergoing training in Scouts & Guides.

1.2.6   Seminars / Workshops:
       To organise a national seminar under ICHR sponsorship.

1.2.7   Internal Resource Generation:
       To generate internal resource through horticulture gardening.

1.2.8   Community Services:
       Involve NSS / NCC cadets in town cleaning and flood relief activities.

1.2.9 Library services:
     Add at least 250 numbers of new textbooks & references to the stock of the library.
     Subscribe at least 5 new journals.
     Install computer software for data entry.
1.2.10 Financial Aid to Students:

     Free Studentship/Concession in Fees to economically poor but meritorious students.
     Free Studentship/Concession in Fees to physically disadvantaged students.
     Free Studentship/Concession in Fees to outstanding sporting students.
     To disburse scholarships sanctioned for students belonging to Scheduled Caste &
      Scheduled Tribes.
     To induce individuals/organizations for award of scholarships to meritorious students.

1.2.11 Alumni Association:
     Involve Alumni Association in felicitation of outgoing students.

1.2.12 Parents' Association:
     To hold three meetings (at the beginning, middle and end of the session) with Parents'
        Association to discuss about the overall development of the college.

1.2.13 Silver Jubilee Celebration:
     Hold meetings with public and various organizations to discuss about the prospect of
        celebrating of Silver Jubilee of the college.

1.2.14 Health Services:
     To collaborate with NGOs / Institutions for intensified pulse polio immunization
        programme.
1.2.15 Sports activities:
     To upgrade the college playground.
     To arrange for specialized coaching in Football for competing the Inter-College
       Tournament organized by the Dibrugarh University Sports' Board.
      To honour and award free studentship to outstanding sporting students.
      To collaborate with local sports organizations in hosting the All Assam 33`d Inter
        District Ametuer Athletic Meet - 2005 at Silapathar.

1.2.16 Peer Team's Suggestions:
     To fulfil at least one of the suggestions mentioned in the Peer Team's Report, namely,
        `proper affiliation of the Department of Education'.

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2.     Part B

The college made sincere efforts to materialize the above-mentioned Action Plan towards
quality enhancement. The outcome achieved has been formatted as below:

2.1    Goals and objectives of the institution:.

As stated above, the primary objective of the college is to impart higher education of
undergraduate level in Arts faculty to the aspiring students belonging to backward
communities such as SC, ST, OBC, MOBC, etc., apart from the general category, at the lowest
possible fees. Being backward classes & tribal dominated region, about 93.53 percent of the
students admitted in the session 2005-06 belonged to the said backward communities. The fee
structure, other than the ones fixed by the University, was kept minimal and poor students
were allowed to pay in easy installments.

Moreover, the ongoing coaching for `Entry in Services for Students Belonging to Scheduled
Caste and Scheduled Tribes & Remedial Coaching for Students Belonging to Minority
Communities', sanctioned under UGC's Special Schemes, is a step towards fulfillment of the
goals and objectives of the institution.

We are, however, yet to identify specific objectives and make strategic plans for the overall
upliftment of the tribal community in the region, as stated in the Peer Team's Report.

2.2     New Academic Programmes:

The college could not pursue for introducing any new UG (Under-Graduate) or PG
(postgraduate) Programmes.

However, it obtained sanctions for two coaching courses under UGC's "Special Schemes in
Universities and Colleges for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Students and Students
Belonging to Minority Communities" namely,
    a) "Coaching Scheme for Entry in Services for Students Belonging to Scheduled Caste and
        Scheduled Tribes ", and
    b) "Scheme of Remedial Coaching at Under Graduate & Post Graduate Level for Students
        Belonging to Minority Communities ".
The coachings are underway since 14th January, 2006.

2.3     Curricular Design and Transaction:

Since the university designs the curriculum, the college has little role for innovation. The
college, however, is proud to have a teacher (Dr. B.K. Doley, HOD, Dept. of English) as a
member in the Board of Under Graduate Studies, which designs the curriculum of the
university.

2.4      Inter-disciplinary Programme:

The college imparts education only in Arts stream. As such, scope for inter-disciplinary
programmes is limited. An experimental inter-departmental lecture aroused curiosity among the
students. We intend to continue this technique as a breather from the usual monotony.There is a
proposal for arranging inter-college lectures by all accredited colleges of the district.
2.5    Examination Reforms:

The college followed the traditional examination system of holding Unit Tests, Annual and Final
examinations. Respective departments held Entrance Tests for admission in Major Courses.
No reforms were initiated.

2.6 NET / SLET / GATE etc.:

Since the college imparts only Under Graduate level of education, students qualifying NET /
SLET etc. is not within its purview. However, one teacher (Miss Tutumoni Chutia, Dept. of
Assamese), serving on non-sanctioned post in the department of Assamese qualified the NET
(June 2006).

2.7    Faculty Development Programmes:

Faculty members have been liberally granted leave for attending seminars, workshops,
refresher & orientation courses. In the session, five teachers (Departments of Assamese,
History, Political Science, Philosophy and Sociology) attended Orientation Course, while
two teachers (Departments of English and Economics) attended Refresher Course in their
respective subjects. Five of the teachers were awarded Grade A.

Similarly, three teachers attended National Seminars and presented papers while another two
teachers attended Workshops on different topics. A few teachers have contributed
number of articles in journals and local periodicals.

Two faculty members from the departments of Sociology (Mr. Binud Sarmah) and
Philosophy (Mrs. Malaya Gogoi) have registered for Ph.D.. Three others are in the pipeline.

A lady teacher (Mrs. Anima Doley, HOD, Dept. of Education) has successfully undergone
 the
Basic Training course for Ranger Leader conducted at Chamatapathar, Guwahati from
07-02-2006 to 13-02-2006 organized by the Assam State Bharat Scouts and Guides.

2.8    Seminars / Workshops Conducted:

 A proposal for sponsoring a national level seminar (Topic: `Religious Aspects of Malinithan -
a 13`h century temple in the West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh) was placed before
ICHR (Indian Council of Historical Research), New Delhi. Unfortunately, the council found the
proposal not suitable, which was communicated to us vide Letter No. F.No.8-
98/2005/Seminar dated 12-4-2006. As such, the seminar could not be organized.

2.9    Research Projects:
No research project has been under taken.

2.10 Patent Generated:
No patent has been generated.

 2.11 New Collaborative Research Programmes:
 No collaborative research programme has been initiated.
2.12 Research Grants:
The college has not yet received any research grants.

2.13 Details of Research Scholars:
Since the college offers only UG programme, it has no provision of enrolling Research
Scholars.
2.14 Citation Index of Faculty Members:
No citation index of faculty members could be prepared.

2.15 Honours / Awards to the Faculty:
No faculty member has received any honour or award.

2.16   Internal Resources Generated:

A horticulture garden in front of the college administrative building has yielded fruits
(bananas). However, no resource could be generated. Similar is the case of the college fishery.
Leasing to professionals is an option if we are to generate any resource from horticulture,
pisciculture, etc.

Other options of internal resource generation have not yet been explored.

2.17   SAP / COSIST (ASSIST) / DST, FIST, etc.:
None of the departments has obtained the said assistance / recognition.

2.18   Community Services:

The combined team of NSS & NCC cadets not only cleaned the college campus but also
removed garbage from the town on Gandhi Jayanti, 2005.

2.19 Teachers and Officers newly recruited:
No new Teachers or Officers were recruited in the session.

2.20 Teaching - Non-Teaching Staff Ratio: The
teaching - Non-Teaching Staff ratio is 22:14.

2.21   Library Services:

New books, references and journals have been procured. The reading room has been
enlarged. Locally impoverished software for data entry by the name "Accurate Library" has
been installed.

2.22   New Books/Journals subscribed and their value:

While 275 numbers of new textbooks & references were added to the existing stock of the
library, only 3 journals could be subscribed in the session. The total value of the said new
textbooks, references and journals amounted to Rs. 3,00,000.00 only.

2.22 Student Feedback:
We have not yet introduced any student feedback mechanism in the college.

2.23    Unit Cost of Education:
a) Unit Cost of Education (with Salary):                Rs.       15,361.72
b) Unit Cost of Education (without Salary):             Rs.         4,101.7
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2.24      Computerization of Administration, Admission, etc:
It's the Library alone, which has been partially computerized.

2.25 Increase in the Infrastructural Facilities:
We could not add anything noteworthy to the existing infrastructural facilities of the college in
the session. Yet, a Genset of 5 KVA has been installed to partially back up the frequent power
cuts.
2.26   Technology Upgradation:

One of the computers has been upgraded to Windows XP Professional. 64 MB Ram has been
upgraded to 128 MB. "Accurate Accounts"– a locally improvised software for college
accounting has been installed.

2.27 Computer and Internet access:
Internet access remained non-functional due to erratic power supply and poor telephone
connectivity.

2.28   Financial Aid to Students:

Seven students were granted financial aid in the form of concession in fee/free studentship. Out of
the seven, four students received aid for outstanding performance in sports while three of
them were granted aid on merit ground.

An amount of Rs. 72,000.00 only was disbursed among 28 students belonging to Scheduled
Caste (SC) as sanctioned by ITDP, Dhemaji vide memo no. PD/DMJ/PMS/41/86-87/2135
39, Dated 28`" February 2006.

We are yet to motivate individuals/organizations to award scholarships to meritorious
students.

2.29 Alumni Association:
The Alumni Association actively cooperated in felicitating the successful outgoing students.

2.30   Parents' Association:

Only one general meeting of the Parents' Association could be held. However, members of
both Parents' and Alumni Associations actively participated in the general meeting held for
organizing Silver Jubilee Celebration, 2005-06. Later, the celebration was postponed to the
session 2006-07 for technical reasons.

2.32   Health Services:

A few NCC cadets and a teacher aided Lord Macaulay High School, Silapathar in Intensified
Pulse Polio Immunization Programme (9th April, 2006) held in collaboration with Public
Health Centre (PHC), Silapathar. Free general medical check-up for the students is in the
pipeline for the next session.

2.33   Sports Activities:

The college not only hosted the Inter-College Volleyball Final Tournament, 2005 but also
became the proud University Champion of the Inter-College Football Tournament, 2005 held at
DDR College, Chabua (3` d October to 26th October, 2005) organized by Dibrugarh University
Sports' Board.

The management and the faculty members of the college actively participated in hosting the
state-level 33`d Inter-District Ametuer Athletic Meet, 2005 at Silapathar (29` h January to IS`
February, 200, which was declared open by Sri Tarun Gogoi, the Hon'ble CM of Assam.
Apart from awarding four students free studentship for their sporting spirit, two students
were sent for specialized coaching in Football at the district headquarters.
2.35   Students Achievements and Awards:

Apart from being the University Champion in Football (2005), one student (Sri Jayantajit
Boruah) represented the state of Assam in the 28`h Sub-Junior National Football Championship
for Justice "Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy", held at Arunachal Pradesh from 1010-2005 to 18-10-
2005.

A team of three students of the college bagged the Champion Prize in "Basanta Dihingia
Memorial Running Quiz Competition", 2005 held on 31St August, 2005 at Moridhol College,
Moridhol.

2.36 Guidance and Counselling Unit:
Outgoing students were given counseling for higher studies and entry in services at the time
of felicitation.

2.37 Placement Services:
The college could not arrange for any placement services for outgoing students.

2.38 Development Programmes for Non-Teaching Staff:
No development programme for Non-teaching Staff was initiated in the session.

2.39   Healthy Practices:

The college held a general meeting inviting all the stakeholders namely, the parents, the
alumni, NGOs, various other local organizations, chambers of commerce, present students
and the general public to discuss about the overall performance of the college. All parties
actively participated in the meeting and expressed happiness for being made a part of the
college family.

2.34   Incentives to Outstanding sportspersons:

The college also imparted value-based education by inviting a Resource Person from the
Prajapita Brahmakumari Iswariya Viswavidyalaya, who delivered a lecture on universal
fraternity on the day of Raksha Bandhan, 2005.

2.40 Linkages:
The college does not have linkage with any national/international, academic/research bodies.

2.41   Other Information:

Department of Education:
The DHE, Govt. of Assam, accorded Govt. concurrence to the Department of Education vide
memo no. AHE.210/2005/39(A), dated. 22-9-2005. The Registrar, Dibrugarh University,
Dibrugarh inspected the college on 24 th June 2006 for according Major permission to the
departments of Education and Philosophy. This has fulfilled one of the suggestions specified
by the Peer Team.

Result Analysis:
The result of BA (Three Year Degree Course) Part III (1+1+1) Examination, 2006 (declared on
10`h August, 200 gives an overall pass percentage of 89.86% (Appeared: 148, Passed.• 133).
Out of 45 students appearing for Major Course (in Assamese, Economics, English, Philosophy,
Political Science and Sociology), only 27 students could secure Second Class, First Class
being nil. The percentage works out to be 60.00%. However, only 10 students could secure
Second Division (First Division: Nil) in General Course (Total Students in General Course:
103), giving a poor percentage of only 09.70%.
Out of the total 148 students appearing for the BA Part III Examination,2006, 142 belonged
to backward communities (SC: 09, ST: 112, OBC: 19, MOBC.~ 02), which give a percentage
of 95.94%. Now, out of the 142 backward students, 127 became successful in graduating giving a
percentage of 89.43%. Similarly, out of 45 students appearing for Major Course in different
subjects, 44 students belonged to the said backward communities and 26 such backward
community students succeeded to graduate in 2°d Class, giving a percentage of 59.09%.
However, only 10 students could secure Second Division in General Course (Total
Backward Community Students in Pass Course: 98), giving a dismal percentage of 10.20%.

It is, thus, clearly visible that while we have grown in quantity, we have miserably failed in
bringing out quality human resource.


The failure and/or drop-out rate with regards to appearance in Examinations, on the other
hand, is not so discouraging. Out of 192 students appearing for BA Part I in 2003-04, 148
appeared in BA Part III (Part I: 2003-04, Part II: 2004-OS & Part III: 2005-06), giving a
percentage of 77.08%.

Acknowledging our weaknesses in fulfilling many of the points specified above in Part B of
the AQAR, we now intend to channelise all our strengths to explore possible opportunities for
quality enhancement in coming sessions.

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3.        Part C

3.1       Action Plan (Session 2006-2007)

3.1.1 Peer Team's Suggestions:
     To attempt to fulfill the suggestions mentioned in the Peer Team's Report.
Actual:
        No systematic approach was followed to fulfill the Peer Teems’ Report.
Proposed to be written:
        A



3.1.2 New Programmes:
     To introduce new programme on Gandhian Studies funded by the UGC.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
        The college obtained sanction from UGC to introduce Gandhian Studies Centre vide
memo no. asdf/zxcv/qwert/ poiu, dated 123456789. The centre was inaugurated on 123456789 in
presence of Freedom Fighters.
       In fact, Silapathar College is the only institution in Assam to have obtained sanction from
UGC for Gandhian Studies.
       Mr. Dinesh Chandra Pegu, lecturer, Department of Political Science is the Director of the
Gandhian Studies Centre .

      To pursue UGC for sanction of Tribal Studies Research Centre at the college.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
        The college also obtained sanction from UGC to start academic course (UG) on Tribal
Studies vide meme no asdf/zxcv/qwert/ poiu, dated 123456789.
        Being an emerging course, syllabus was prepared and placed before the University,
which was passed by the Board of Under-Graduate Studies on 123456789.
        Tribal Studies can now be opted both as a Core as well as Major (Honours) subject from
this session 2007-2008 under Dibrugarh University and Silapathar College is the only institution
to have introduced the subject from the current session.
        Dr. (Mrs) Babay Morang, Head, Department of Economics, is the Coordinator of Tribal
Studies.

         To introduce certificate & degree courses in Music under "Prayag Sangeet Samity"
          Allahabad .
Actual:
       Attempted by Dr. JR Jha through a colleague of Lakhimpur College. The matter was not
pursued as another party started music classes through Alumni Association.

Proposed to be written:
       To begin with, an arrangement was made with a local music institution, offering courses
under Prayag Sangeet Samity, to take classes every Saturday in our institution.

     Attempt will be made to obtain affiliation in the name of our institution in the current
session.

      To apply for introduction of diploma course in Computer Applications under Dibrugarh
         University, Dibrugarh
Actual & Proposed to be written:
         The college constructed a computer room (size 00x00 sq m), procured computers (5 sets)
and applied for BCA course to the University.
         The Registrar, DU, inspected the college on 24th June, 2007 and was satisfied with the
infrastructure available to introduce IT courses.
        Permission was granted to introduce Certificate and Diploma Courses from the current
session and BCA course from the next session i.e. 2008-09.
        Mr. Leela Ram Newar, Sr. Lecturer, Department of Economics, is the Coordinator of
Information Technology.


3.1.3 Curricular Design:
      To design a curriculum for certificate course in Spoken English under Dibrugarh
        University, Dibrugarh
Actual & Proposed to be written:
        Design of curriculum for Spoken English could not be made. However, curriculum for
Tribal Studies was not only designed but also passed by the University to be followed
immediately from the session 2007-08.


3.1.4 Seminars / Workshops:
      To hold at least one national seminar and two workshops.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
       A national seminar on Importance of Language of in Restructuring of Society in the
North –Eastern States of India, sponsored by NERLC(CIIL), was organized by the Department
of English on November 25-26, 2006.
       Dr. Basanta Kumar Doley, Head, Department of English, was the Coordinator.

       A national seminar on Importance of Language of in Restructuring of Society in the
North –Eastern States of India, sponsored by NERLC(CIIL), was organized by the Department
of English on November 25-26, 2006.
       Dr. Basanta Kumar Doley, Head, Department of English, was the Coordinator.

       No national level workshops could be organized.

3.1.5 Teaching-Learning:
      To develop a centralized Audio-Visual facility for easy access of equipments to all
        faculty.
Actual:
        A room (size 00x00 sq m) has been constructed attached to the Computer Lab (IT
Department) wherein the screen of LCD Projector is fitted.
        However, the LCD Projector, Large flat screen TV, Overhead Projector, White Board,
Laptop & Desktop, Internet Connection etc are yet to be installed.
Proposed to be written:
        A room (size 00x00 sq m) has been constructed attached to the Computer Lab (IT
Department) wherein provisions are made for TV, LCD and Overhead projections.

     To conduct Workshops for the adoption of student feedback mechanisms.
Actual:
        No workshop was organized.
Proposed to be written:
        A workshop was organized among students to abreast them about student feedback
mechanism.

     To continue holding Workshop-type of Classes on ethics and morality in collaboration
        with socio-religious organizations to impart value-based education.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
        Brahmakumari Ishwariya Prajapita Viswavidyalaya, the known socio-religious
organization organized workshop-type classes on ethics and morality on the Raksha Bandhan
Day (Date).
3.1.6 Examination Reforms:
      To initiate the process of developing Question Bank for all Major subjects.
Actual:
         No attempt was made.
Proposed to be written:
         As a initiation of the process of developing Question Bank, 5 sets of question papers of
recently concluded examinations have been kept in Library for ready reference both for the
students and the teachers. Added with this, all Heads of Departments have been provided with 1
set of similar question paper.
         The question papers will be scanned and stored for developing Question Bank in the
current session.


 3.1.7 Faculty Development Programmes:
      To continue encouraging faculty members to attend/conduct seminars, workshops, and
         refresher & orientation courses.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
        Majority of the faculty members attended the 2 seminars organized by the Department of
English in the college.
        Dr. Basanta Kumar Doley (English) attended 2 seminars at Moridhol College and TLCC,
Dhemaji and presented papers. He also participated as a Language Expert in a series of
workshops conducted by SCERT, Assam.
        Dr. (Mrs) Babay Morang (Economics) also attended 3 more semnars at Moranhat,
Moridhol College and TLCC, Dhemaji and presented papers.
        Mr. Dinesh Chandra Pegu, (Political Science) attended a conference / seminar organized
by UGC on Gandhian Studies at Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
        Dr. Jai Ram Jha, (English) is appointed as co-guide for M.Phil course by Periyar Institute
of Distance Education, Salem, Tamil Nadu.
        Records of more faculty members to be incorporated.

       No faculty members attended refresher / orientation course in the session. However, Mr.
D.R. Pegu, Principal attended an orientation course organized by NEIPPA, New Delhi.

      To motivate faculty members for higher studies, especially M.Phil, Ph.D.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
        Mr. Nabo Kumar Pegu, Head, Department of Philosophy, registered for Ph.D. course in
Dibrugarh University.
        Mr. Prem Prasad Sharma, Lecturer, Department of English, enrolled for M.Phil course
under Periyar Institute of Distance Education, Salem, Tamil Nadu through Darwin School of
Business, North-East, Guwahati.
        Mrs. Gitima Deka, Lecturer (Non-sanctioned), Department of English, enrolled for
M.Phil course under Periyar Institute of Distance Education, Salem, Tamil Nadu through
Darwin School of Business, North-East, Guwahati.
        Mr. Raju Pegu, Lecturer (Non-sanctioned), Department of English, enrolled for M.Phil
course under Periyar Institute of Distance Education, Salem, Tamil Nadu through Darwin
School of Business, North-East, Guwahati.
        Ms. Krishna Bora, Lecturer (Non-sanctioned), Department of Education, enrolled for
M.Phil course under Periyar Institute of Distance Education, Salem, Tamil Nadu through
Darwin School of Business, North-East, Guwahati.
      To initiate faculty members to undertake research projects.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
        No faculty member undertook any research projects in the session.

      To encourage teachers to publish academic papers & articles in reputed journals.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
        No teachers have published academic papers / articles in reputed journals. However, a
number of teachers published articles in local papers and souvenirs.
       Dr. Basanta Kumar Doley (English) has written a book in Assamese named “Samprotik
Samoyor Dastabej” which is published by Kiran Prakashan, Dhemaji, Assam.


        To motivate teachers to take up Self Appraisal Report (SAR) and other appraisal
         mechanism regularly and seriously.

Actual:
       Majority of teachers have not submitted SAR for the session 2006-07.
       No teacher has undertaken other appraisal mechanism like student feedback mechanism.
Proposed to be written:
       Teachers have submitted SAR to the authority in due time. However, other appraisal
systems like student feedback mechanism have not been undertaken.

3.1.8 Community Services:
     To adopt a nearby village, collaborating with local NGOs, for community service.
Actual:
        No attempt was made.
Proposed to be written:
        A nearby village by the name “Sila-Ghutung Gaon” has been adopted for community
service. In the first phase, secondary data of the village have been collected.
        Mr. Binud Sarma, Sr. Lecturer, Department of Sociology is the Coordinator of a
5-member team of the college entrusted for community service.

         To involve NSS / NCC cadets in town cleaning and relief activities during natural
          calamities.
Actual:
        No attempt was made for town cleaning.
Proposed to be written:
        Town cleaning programme could not be undertaken. NSS and NCC cadets, however,
participated in 2 campus cleaning programmes. Every year the whole college family used to get
involved with relief activities to the victims of flood. Fortunately, the year 2006 remained free of
natural calamities including flood.


3.1.9 Library services:
     Computerization of library with Internet connectivity in phased manner.
Actual:
        The Library computer remained ineffective due to lack of peripherals. The Soul Software
Network version has been applied to INFLIBNET. Internet connectivity has not yet materialized.
Proposed to be written:
        Books & Journals of the Library have been stored in the Library computer in phased
manner. Internet connectivity of the college has remained non-functional.

     To procure new textbooks, references and journals.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
        X number of books & references and X number of journals have been procured. The total
value of books, references and journals amounted to Rs. 123456789.00 only.


3.1.10 Financial Aid to Students:
     To continue providing Free Studentship/Concession in Fees to economically poor,
       meritorious, physically disadvantaged students.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
       Thirteen students were granted financial aid in the form of concession in fee/free
studentship. Out of the thirteen, twelve students received aid for outstanding performance in
sports while one of them were granted aid on merit ground.

An amount of Rs. 72,000.00 only was disbursed among 28 students belonging to Scheduled
Caste (SC) as sanctioned by ITDP, Dhemaji vide memo no. PD/DMJ/PMS/41/86-87/2135
39, Dated 28`" February 2006.



         To explore the possibility of awarding scholarships to meritorious students sponsored by
          private individuals/organizations.
Actual:
       No attempt was made.
Proposed to be written:
       The business associations of our local town were approached to award scholarships to
meritorious students. They have assured cooperation but nothing concrete has come out.



3.1.11 Health Services:
     To hold free medical check-up camps for the students.
Actual:
        No attempt was made.
Proposed to be written:
        Free medical check-up for the students could not be organized.

         To conduct seminar/workshop on AIDS awareness in collaboration with relevant
          government department.
Actual:
      No attempt was made.
Proposed to be written:
      AIDS awareness programme could not be organized.


3.1.12 Sports activities:
     To add to the infrastructure of the college playground.
Actual:
        No attempt was made.
Proposed to be written:
        The college playground has been leveled once. Constant leveling for 3 more years is
required.

       To host the Zonal Inter-College Football Tournament, 2006 organized by the Dibrugarh
        University Sports' Board.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
       The college applied to the University Sports’ Board to host the Zonal Inter-College
Football Tournament, 2006 but the same was allotted to another college.

       To arrange for specialized coaching in Football so as to continue being the Champion of
        the university.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
         The college arranged for a month-long specialized coaching session in Football wherein
players were made to stay in the campus along with the coach.
     To continue honouring and awarding free studentship to outstanding sporting students.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
         The college awarded free studentship to 12 sporting students.
 3.1.13 Guidance & Counseling:
      To revamp the Guidance & Counseling Cell of the college.
Actual:
        No attempt was made.
Proposed to be written:
        The Guidance & Counseling Cell of the college was revamped by including 2 lady
teachers.
Dr. Jai Ram Jha, Sr. Lecturer, Department of English, is the Coordinator.


3.1.14 Development Programme for non-teaching staff:
      To encourage the non-teaching staff to attend various workshops, orientation & refresher
        courses.
Actual:
        No attempt was made.
Proposed to be written:
        The Non-Teaching Staffs attended the 2 seminars organized in the college.

     To motivate the non-teaching staff in acquiring the working knowledge of computer.
Actual:
        A few attempted. But nothing materialized.
Proposed to be written:
        3 Non-Teaching staffs have joined DTP course.


 3.1.15         Linkages:
      To initiate Departments of Assamese, Hindi, Nepali & Bodo to develop linkages with
        their respective international/national/state level literary organizations.
Actual:
        A letter was sent to the Biratnagar campus of Tribhuban University, Nepal for linkage to
the Department of Nepali. The matter could not be pursued. Departments of Assamese and Hindi
were also requested.
Proposed to be written:
        The college authority has sent a letter to Tribhuban University, Kathmandu, Nepal
requesting for Distance Education Centre for Nepali language. The matter is under process.
        Asom Sahitya Sabha, the apex literary organization of Assam, have been requested to
acknowledge Silapathar College as an institutional member of the association.

         To motivate Department of Hindi in developing linkage with "Rashtra Bhasha
          Prachar Samiti, Wardha" Maharastra.

Actual:
       Telephonic attempt was made.
Proposed to be written:
         For promoting the national language in our area, the college has approached "Rashtra
BhashaPrachar Samiti, Wardha" Maharastra to explore options for granting a centre to the
college in awarding Hindi degrees.

3.1.16 Student Participation:
     To give publicity to NAAC's declaration of the year 2006 as "Year of Student
       Participation in Quality Assurance".
Actual:
        No attempt was made.
Proposed to be written:
        A workshop was conducted by IQAC appraising the students about NAAC’s declaration
of the year 2006 as year of student participation. The student charter and other related posters
have been hanged in the notice board.

         To conduct workshops among teachers and students on Student Participation in
           Quality Improvement (SPQI) so as to promote quality culture in the institution.
Actual:
       No attempt was made.
Proposed to be written:
       A workshop was conducted by IQAC among students and teachers on Student
Participation in Quality Improvement (SPQI).

         To discuss and debate on the given model of Student Charter and adopt one suitable
          for the institution.
Actual:
       No attempt was made.
Proposed to be written:
       The college has adopted student participation in Academic Council as suitable charter for
adoption in the session 2007-08.


3.1.17 Gender Sensitization
     To develop gender segregated data on students, teaching and non-teaching staffs.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
       Developed. The table below gives the gender segregated data:

Students:               SC      ST     OBC Minority           General         Total

BA Part I (1st Yr):
      Male:             14      119    22      2              6               163
      Female:            7      100    21      0              4               132
      Total:            21      219    43      2              10              295

BA Part II (2nd Yr):
      Male:          5          58     21      2              15              101
      Female:        6          32     20      0               7               65
      Total:         11         90     41      2              22              166

BA Part III (3rd Yr):
      Male:           7         85     23      0              1               116
      Female:         5         58     16      0              0                79
      Total:          12        143    39      0              1               195

Teaching:               Male                   Female                 Total
                        19                     3                      22
Non-Teaching:
Principal:              1                      0                      1
Library:                3                      0                      3
General:                8                      4                      12
Total:                  12                     4                      16


         To make provision for women counselor to deal with sexual harassment in the Guidance
          & Counseling Cell
Actual:
       No attempt was made.
Proposed to be written:
       The Guidance & Counseling Cell of the college was revamped by including 2 lady
teachers to deal with sexual harassment of girl-student.


3.1.18 Differently Abled Persons:
     To set up a Disability Unit/Cell and entrust the Teacher-in-Charge to take up measures
        for improving awareness and sensitizing about the needs of differently abled persons.
Actual:
        No attempt was made.
Proposed to be written:
        The Disability Cell could not be formed.



 3.1.19         Silver Jubilee Celebration:
      To ensure holding of college's Silver Jubilee Celebration, earlier postponed, by the end
         of the year 2006.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
        The college sincerely attempted to hold Silver Jubilee Celebration by the end of 2006.
Accordingly, various sub-committees were formed including the Reception Committee.
However, factors relating to local politics forced the college authority to postpone the celebration
for yet another year.

       To hold a general meeting involving various students' organizations, local NGOs and
        the general public in organizing the Jubilee Celebration.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
       A series of meetings were held involving all stakeholders.

       To conduct series of academic lectures/discussions by prominent educationists and
        social workers vis-à-vis the Silver Jubilee Celebration.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
       No academic lectures/discussions were held as the celebration itself got postponed.

       To ensure active participation of the Alumni & Parents' Associations in holding the
        Silver Jubilee Celebration.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
       The Alumni Association as well as the Parents’ Association held a number of meetings.


 3.1.20          Conferences:
       To apply and consistently pursue for hosting the 54th Annual Conference of the All
          Assam College Teachers' Association (ACTA).
Actual & Proposed to be written:
         The college successfully hosted the 54th Annual Conference of the All Assam College
Teachers’ Association (ACTA) on December 12-13, 2006. In fact, the college was highly praised
for its cordial reception and management. The greatest achievement of the institution, however,
was the laudable voluntary service rendered by the students so much so that ACTA bigwigs
literarily shed tears in the Open Session before parting.
         Mr. Tuleswar Gogoi, Vice-Principal, was elected to the prestigious portfolio of ACTA’s
Vice-President.

       To apply for hosting the 18th Biennial Conference of the Mising Agom Kebang, the apex
        literary organization of the Mising community.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
        Although the college could not convince the Reception Committee to host the
conference, a number of teachers of the institution were actively involved in organizing the 18th
Mising Agom Kebang. Mention may be made of Mr. Nabin Chandra Kardong (Political Science)
as Working President and Mr. Dinesh Chandra Pegu (Political Science) as Secretary of the
Reception Committee. Other members involved were Mr. Prakash Pait (History), Mr. Tuleswar
Gogoi (History), Mr. Nabiram Kuli (History), Mr. Binud Sarma (Sociology), Msr. Beena Devi
(Assamese), Mr. Leela Ram Newar (Economics), Mr. Jana Kanta Kumbang (Librarian), Mr.
Prakash Pait (History), Mr. Prakash Pait (History), Mr. Prakash Pait (History), Mr. Prakash
Pait (History), Mr. Prakash Pait (History) etc.
        Dr. Basanta Kumar Doley (English), was relected as the President of the Kebang, the
apex literary organization of the Mising community.

3.1.21 Computerization:
      To initiate the process of creating a database of the college for developing website.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
         The website ( www.silapatharcollege.org.in ) of the college is created. Its in the
continuous process of construction. The process of creating database of the institution has thus
already been initiated.

      To make the Internet facility of the college functional.
Actual & Proposed to be written:
          Failure on the part of the local BSNL provider has forced the internet connectivity of
the institution to remain non-functional.

     To initiate the process of computerization of admission procedures.
Actual:
        No attempt has been made.
Proposed to be written:
         Data entry of admitting students have been initiated. The admission procedure,
however, has not yet been computerized.


 3.1.22 Scouts and Guides:
      To enroll students for the session 2006-07 in Scouts and Guides similar to that of NCC
         and NSS.

Actual:
      No attempt has been made.
Proposed to be written:
      Enrollment of students in Scouts and Guides could not be done in the session 2006-07.

3.1.23 Environmental Awareness:
     To hold Group Discussions among the students on environmental degradation /
        biodiversity.
Actual:
        No attempt has been made.
Proposed to be written:
        A group discussion on Environment Awareness, involving teaching, non-teaching and
students was organized on 6th June, 2006 commemorating the World Environment Day.

     To plant trees along the boundary walls of the college.
Actual:
        No attempt has been made.
Proposed to be written:
        Tree plants have been planted along the southern boundary wall of the college.
3.1.24 Other Information:

Department of Education:

The DHE, Govt. of Assam, accorded Govt. concurrence to the Department of Education vide
memo no. AHE.210/2005/39(A), dated. 22-9-2005. The Registrar, Dibrugarh University,
Dibrugarh inspected the college on 24 th June 2006 for according Major permission to the
departments of Education and Philosophy. This has fulfilled one of the suggestions specified
by the Peer Team.

Result Analysis:

The result of BA (Three Year Degree Course) Part III (1+1+1) Examination, 2006 (declared on
10`h August, 200 gives an overall pass percentage of 89.86% (Appeared: 148, Passed.• 133).
Out of 45 students appearing for Major Course (in Assamese, Economics, English, Philosophy,
Political Science and Sociology), only 27 students could secure Second Class, First Class
being nil. The percentage works out to be 60.00%. However, only 10 students could secure
Second Division (First Division: Nil) in General Course (Total Students in General Course:
103), giving a poor percentage of only 09.70%.

Out of the total 148 students appearing for the BA Part III Examination,2006, 142 belonged
to backward communities (SC: 09, ST: 112, OBC: 19, MOBC.~ 02), which give a percentage
of 95.94%. Now, out of the 142 backward students, 127 became successful in graduating giving a
percentage of 89.43%. Similarly, out of 45 students appearing for Major Course in different
subjects, 44 students belonged to the said backward communities and 26 such backward
community students succeeded to graduate in 2°d Class, giving a percentage of 59.09%.
However, only 10 students could secure Second Division in General Course (Total
Backward Community Students in Pass Course: 98), giving a dismal percentage of 10.20%.

It is, thus, clearly visible that while we have grown in quantity, we have miserably failed in
bringing out quality human resource.


The failure and/or drop-out rate with regards to appearance in Examinations, on the other
hand, is not so discouraging. Out of 192 students appearing for BA Part I in 2003-04, 148
appeared in BA Part III (Part I: 2003-04, Part II: 2004-OS & Part III: 2005-06), giving a
percentage of 77.08%.

Acknowledging our weaknesses in fulfilling many of the points specified above in Part B of
the AQAR, we now intend to channelise all our strengths to explore possible opportunities for
quality enhancement in coming sessions.

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Being a semi-rural college located in backward classes & tribal dominated region, we lack on
many fronts. Our weaknesses outstrip our strengths. Infrastructural constraints cripple our
intentions and force us to abandon innovations. Yet we are optimistic and open to reforms.
We sincerely believe that the self- assessment methodology as a technique of quality
enhancement adopted by NAAC, will enable us to justify our motto in the real sense of the
term. Our motto, depicted in our logo reads "Alokpathar Abhijatri Aami" meaning `We are
ever striving to attain the glowing light of knowledge'.

We do not hesitate to state that Silapathar was known for fraudulence and roguery till the recent
past. In an area where people's outlook was submerged in the waves of dark ignorance,
the establishment of Silapathar College in 1979 played a major role towards dissemination
of knowledge. Against this backdrop, the college now seeks to boost academic ambience in
Silapathar to achieve excellence of human potentialities.




(Mr. Leela Ram Newar)                                       (Mr. D. R. Pegu)
Sr. Lecturer                                                Principal
Name & Signature of the                                     Name & Signature of the
Coordinator, IQAC                                           Chairperson, IQAC
Silapathar College, Silapathar                              Silapathar College, Silapathar