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					         Report of the Peer Team on
       Institutional Re-Accreditation of

         Gulbarga University
      Gulbarga - 585 106, Karnataka




                Dates of visit
             st
        30-31 March and 1st April, 2009




National Assessment and Accreditation Council
      Bangalore - 560 072, Karnataka, India
                       Report of the Peer Team on
                     Institutional Re-Accreditation of
       Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, Karnataka
                              Criterion I: GENERAL

1.1 Name & Address of the               Gulbarga University
    Institution:                        Gulbarga-585 106 , Karnataka

1.2 Year of Establishment:              10.09.1980
1.2 Current Academic Activities at
    the Institution (Numbers)
     Faculties/Schools                 Faculties-06 (Arts, Social Science, Science &
                                        Technology, Commerce & Management,
                                        Education, Law)

      Departments/Centres              Departments-38, Centers - 05 (1+4)

      Programmes/Courses offered       124(PG-41, M.Phil-35, Ph.D-36, UG-2,
                                          Any other: PG Diploma-06 COP 04

      Permanent Faculty                Permanent -156(Sanctioned -247), Temporary -173

      Permanent Support Staff          Non Teaching -523(Adm -375, Technical -148),
                                          Sanctioned-793

      Students (2008-09)               University - 3294 (PG 2153, M. Phil 141,
                                          Ph. D 588, PG D 26, UG 58, PG Centres 329)
                                        Affiliated Colleges - 66118

1.3 Three Major features in the            A State University with 312 affiliated colleges
    institutional Context (As               and 04 PG Centres.
    perceived by the Peer Team)            About 80% of the students belong to SC/ST
                                            and OBC communities of the Hyderabad –
                                            Karnataka Region.
                                           The University has developed UG/PG teaching
                                            programmes of regional needs through its main
                                            campus and PG Centres.

1.4 Dates of Visit of the Peer Team(A       30-31st March and 1st April, 2009
    detailed visit schedule is
    included)




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1.5 Composition of the Peer Team which undertook the on-site visit:
    Chairman                        P Prof. S. P. Thyagarajan
                                      Former Vice-Chancellor,
                                      University of Madras, Chennai

    Members                            Prof. Dr. J. K. Tandon
                                       Dept. of Economic Administration & Financial
                                         Management,
                                       University of Rajasthan. Jaipur

                                       Prof. N. V. Narasimham
                                       Director
                                       Academic Coordination
                                       IGNOU, New Delhi

                                       Prof. Pallu Reddanna
                                       Dept. of Animal Science
                                       School of Life Sciences
                                       University of Hyderabad
                                       Hyderabad

                                       Prof(Mrs.) Mamata Satapathy
                                       Former Professor& Head
                                       Dept. of Physics
                                       Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

    NAAC Coordinator:                  Dr. K. Rama
                                       Deputy Advisor
                                       NAAC, Bangalore


                      Section II: CRITERION WISE ANALYSIS
2.1 Curricular Aspects
2.1.1 Curricular Design &                 Curricula designed and developed to suit
      Development                          regional and societal needs.
                                          Separate Boards of Studies (BOS) for UG (40)
                                           and PG (38) with external subject experts.
                                          Basic component on computers skills included
                                           in most of the PG courses.
                                          Experts from the stakeholder sectors of higher
                                           education are not included in most of the BOS.
                                          Value based education is yet to be an integral
                                           component of the curricula.



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2.1.2 Academic Flexibility        The University offers 41 PG programmes, 35
                                   M.Phil and 36 Ph.D. programmes of which 5
                                   new PG Courses were introduced during post
                                   accreditation period.
                                  The University has introduced semester system
                                   for all PG courses from 2003-04 and UG
                                   courses from 2007-08.
                                  The University has taken steps to introduce
                                   Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) which is
                                   approved      by    Academic    Council     for
                                   introduction during 2009-2010.
                                  While there is limited provision for horizontal
                                   mobility across the departments, flexibility is
                                   provided through 6 PG diploma and 4
                                   certificate programmes like Drama & Theatre,
                                   Embedded       Systems,       Geo-informatics,
                                   Nanotechnology, etc.

2.1.3 Feedback on Curriculum      Feedback on course curricula, teaching-learning
                                   process, teachers, facilities etc is collected from
                                   students.
                                  Analysis of the data by IQAC and PMEB are
                                   yet to be followed up for quality
                                   transformation.
                                  University has colleted feedback on course
                                   curricula from other stake holders which is yet
                                   to be analysed.
                                  Feedback from affiliated colleges revealed lack
                                   of academic freedom for revising UG courses at
                                   the college level.

2.1.4 Curriculum Update           Curricula of both UG and PG programmes are
                                   revised every three years and reviewed every
                                   year following UGC/AICTE and other national
                                   model curricula.
                                  During last five years 07 interdisciplinary
                                   courses are introduced, some in emerging areas.
                                  Integrated curricula with thrust on emerging
                                   areas of Science & Technology and Social
                                   Sciences are yet to be evolved.

2.1.5 Best Practices              Introduction of Semester System at UG / PG
                                   level.
                                  Initiation of regional need based curricula and
                                   courses.



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2.2 Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
2.2.1 Admission Process and Student      Wide publicity of admission through
      Profile                             prospectus, print and electronic media and
                                          university website.
                                         Admission to general courses through entrance
                                          tests, on the basis of merit in the qualifying
                                          examination, and to professional courses,
                                          through State level entrance test
                                         The current student profile revealed SC/ST
                                          30.69%, and OBC category 55.19% of whom
                                          50.59% are from rural areas.
                                         The Demand ratio across the disciplines ranges
                                          from 1:2 to 1:5 on an average.

2.2.2 Catering to Diverse Needs          Orientation courses are offered during the first
                                          week of first semester for students in
                                          interdisciplinary courses.
                                         Special coaching and training programmes are
                                          offered to SC, ST and OBC students as per their
                                          need by the coaching and training centre
                                          situated in the university.
                                         Facilities for differently abled students are not
                                          provided in many departments including the
                                          library.

2.2.3 Teaching-Learning Process          Academic Calendar prepared by the university
                                          following UGC guidelines.
                                         While traditional methods of teaching adopted
                                          in all departments, Problem based learning
                                          interactive methods etc. are adopted in some
                                          disciplines.
                                         A variety of learning methods through ICT and
                                          educational gadgets are adopted for class room
                                          instructions mostly in science and professional
                                          courses.
                                         Recent introductions are the Virtual Learning
                                          Resource Centre and the Language Technology
                                          Laboratory.

2.2.4 Teacher Quality                   More than 90% of teachers are Ph.D holders.
                                        About 35% of the faculty position are vacant.
                                        However, advertisement has been released to
                                        fillup 57 (20%) faculty position.
                                       All new courses have been started without
                                         minimum number of faculty.


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                                        During the post accreditation period, the
                                         university has conducted 02 International, 26
                                         national, and 17 state level, conferences/
                                         seminar/ workshop.

2.2.5 Evaluation Process and Reforms    Continuous Internal Assessment for 20% of
                                         total marks for PG courses are made through
                                         only sessional tests in many departments.
                                        Coding system of answer papers in central
                                         valuation is yet to be modernized.
                                        Security features in marks / degree certificates
                                         are to be strengthened.
                                        Grievance redressal of examination related
                                         issues like provision of photocopies of answer
                                         scripts is followed.
                                        Examination system is partially computerized
                                         and the examination results are put on the
                                         University Website.

2.2.6 Best Practices in Teaching-       Virtual Learning Resource Centre as Central
      Learning Evaluation                facility established with support of Infosys
                                         Foundation.

2.3 Research, Consultancy and Extension
2.3.1 Promotion of Research             University promotes and monitors the research
                                         and development activities through Research
                                         Advisory Committee, Research Review
                                         Committee and Doctoral Committee.
                                        University from its own resources offers one
                                         merit based research scholarship and one
                                         Category-I scholarship to each department and
                                         research scholarship for all SC/ST students.
                                        Research promotion by allocation of research
                                         support grant under a separate budget head of
                                         the university and providing research starter
                                         grant to teachers is yet to be introduced.

2.3.2 Research and Publication          Three departments are assisted through FIST
      Output                             programmes of DST and two departments are
                                         selected for UGC - SAP assistance.
                                        At present there are 23 major and 08 minor on-
                                         going research projects from external funding
                                         agencies with total outlay of around Rs.3.50
                                         crores.



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                                During the post accreditation period, teachers
                                 have published 505 research papers in
                                 international journals, 1452 in national journals
                                 and published 813 books. In this period 532
                                 researchers have been awarded Ph.D degree
                                 while 588 have registered for Ph.D.
                                Some teachers have received overseas
                                 fellowships for research & training.
                                Obtained 04 patents and filed two collaborative
                                 patents which are yet to be commercialized.

2.3.3 Consultancy               Formalized consultancy rules are yet to be
                                 evolved with establishment of University
                                 Industry Interaction Centre.
                                During the last five years, the revenue earned
                                 from consultancy is a modest sum of Rs.10.65
                                 lakhs.
                                Initiated development of a data base on
                                 Consultancy Potential of the Faculty Members.

2.3.4 Extension Activities      Extension activities and outreach programmes
                                 are conducted by various departments and PG
                                 Centres through both curricular and co-
                                 curricular activities.
                                NSS units of the University undertake several
                                 awareness programmes including dissemination
                                 of awareness and advocacy material published
                                 by Prasarang (Publication Unit of the
                                 University) and the NSS has received Best
                                 University Cell award and Best Co-ordinator
                                 award during 2002-03 and 2003-04.
                                Teachers also offer honorary consultancy
                                 services to Panchayatraj institution, NGOs
                                 including water quality testing services.
                                Endowment Lectures conducted for inculcating
                                 cultural values and patriotism among the
                                 students.

2.3.5 Collaboration             The informal collaborations of the faculty
                                 members and departments need to be
                                 formalized into MOUs with requisite financial
                                 support.
                                Sustenance of successful linkages with
                                 Institutions and Industries for transfer of
                                 technology etc., has to be evolved.



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                                            The University has signed MOU with few
                                             industries and one foreign University for
                                             research,     teaching,    student exchange,
                                             internship, project work etc.

2.3.6 Best Practices in Research,           Harnessing of financial support from Industries
      Consultancy & Extension                (Infosys) for instituting student research
                                             fellowships and developing ICT infrastructure.
                                            Mandatory provision of two publications by
                                             Ph.D scholars prior to submission of Ph.D.
                                             thesis.
                                            The University instituted Rajyothsava award in
                                             the field of research in arts and fine arts.

2.4 Infrastructure and Learning Resources
2.4.1 Physical Facilities for Learning      The University has five campuses with a land
                                             area of 1757 acres providing ample scope for
                                             expansion of educational and co-curricular
                                             infrastructure for the University.
                                            The main campus is 860 acres of land has 2
                                             administrative and 13 academic blocks with the
                                             required infrastructures for class rooms,
                                             laboratories, library and all administrative
                                             activities.
                                            Availability of sports infrastructure and indoor /
                                             out door games facilities are to be modernized
                                             and optimally utilized to suit the academic
                                             programmes.
                                            Master Plan for strengthening of Physical
                                             facility of all campuses and evolving them as
                                             eco-friendly campuses with provision for water
                                             harvesting, solar energy facility etc., need to be
                                             developed.

2.4.2 Maintenance of Infrastructure         Engineering section of the university maintains
                                             the infrastructure with its own technical staff
                                             and skilled workers from outside agencies.
                                            Computer and other sophisticated equipments
                                             are maintained through AMC.
                                            Landscaping of the university campus and
                                             water/bio-waste recycling require to be
                                             implemented.




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2.4.3 Library as Learning Resources      The central library has 3.12 lakhs of books with
                                          1.6 lakhs titles and subscribes to 290 Indian
                                          journals and has access to 4100 e-journals
                                          through UGC Infonet Consortium.
                                         The achievements of the central library is
                                          reflected in the receipt of the ILA All India
                                          Best Library Award 2007-08.
                                         The library services are partially computerized
                                          with UGC INFLIBNET / DELNET facility
                                          using LIBSYS/SOUL software
                                         Library has a book bank for SC/ST students and
                                          inter-library loan facilities.
                                         During 2007-08, the University has established
                                          Infosys sponsored Virtual Learning Resource
                                          Centre and a Digital library with 100 computers
                                          having internet connectivity and video-audio
                                          conferencing facility.
                                         The library is yet to have Learning resources
                                          for physically and visually challenged students.

2.4.4 ICT as Learning Resources          University has over 800 computers with
                                          application software spread over the
                                          laboratories, departments, computer centre,
                                          offices etc.
                                         The four Km fibroptic cabling connectivity to
                                          different departments on the campus.
                                          The 2 mbps bandwidth needs to be upgraded to
                                          8 mbps to meet the ICT access requirement of
                                          faculty and students.
                                         The Central Computing facility of the
                                          University with 50 computer provide the major
                                          ICT resource support for academic programmes
                                          of the departments.
                                         Availability of sufficient computer nodes at the
                                          departments/laboratories      need      to    be
                                          strengthened to facilitate ICT integration in all
                                          phases of the teaching-learning.

2.4.5 Other Facilities                   The University has 06 boys and 04 girls’
                                          hostels in the main campus which require
                                          common rooms, indoor games, recreational and
                                          internet facilities.
                                         The kitchen, dining and toilet facilities of the
                                          hostels lack modernization and the required
                                          maintenance.



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                                         The university has a health centre with one
                                          doctor, one lady doctor, a nurse, two
                                          technicians and a pharmacist. It has minimum
                                          emergency diagnostic facilities.
                                         Other facilities include well furnished guest
                                          house, schools, well maintained canteen, bank,
                                          post office etc.
                                         The University lacks transport facilities on the
                                          campus for students and teachers.

2.4.6 Best Practices in the              Establishment of a History of Science Gallery,
      Development of Infrastructure       Virtual Learning Resource Centre and
      and Learning Resources              Language Technology Laboratory.
                                         Indigenous      software    for     University
                                          administration and examination by the staff of
                                          the computer centre.

2.5 Student Support and Progression
2.5.1 Student Progression                High success rate above 90% and low drop out
                                          rate about 2 % in PG programmes.
                                         University recognition for research guideship to
                                          the College teachers so as to reach out to the
                                          larger student population opting for higher
                                          studies and research.
                                          During the last five years, 201 students
                                          qualified UGC- NET, 12 UGC-JRF, 53 SLET
                                          and 9 GATE.
                                         There has been a considerable increase in the
                                          enrolment for Ph.D. and M.Phil. Programmes.

2.5.2 Students Support                   The university publishes prospectus annually
                                          with all relevant information and is widely
                                          disseminated.
                                         Financial assistance in the form of University
                                          merit scholarships, endowment scholarships,
                                          freeships are made available to the student
                                          community.
                                         The Placement Cell, established in 2006 is yet
                                          to be made proactively functional.
                                         The University has initiated several activities
                                          such as resource facility and material support
                                          for students interested in appearing for various
                                          competitive examinations.




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2.5.3 Student Activities               University encourages Students to participate in
                                        university/regional/state/national level Sports/
                                        Games and Cultural Events.
                                       The University has been organizing at least one
                                        major inter-university sports tournaments
                                        consecutively from 2002 to 2008.
                                       University     should     provide    for    more
                                        opportunities for co-curricular and extra
                                        curricular activities to identify and promote
                                        talents among the students talent.
                                       Alumni Association which is a new initiative
                                        has to be strengthened and used for the
                                        advantage of the University.
                                       Student participation in academic and
                                        developmental activities of the University are to
                                        be encouraged by the authorities.

2.5.4 Best Practices in Student        Annual convention for SC/ST, OBC and
     Support and Progression            Minority students of University and affiliated
                                        colleges.
                                       Establishment of Information Resource Centre,
                                        Competitive examination coaching centre and
                                        Personality Development Centre.

2.6 Governance and Leadership
2.6.1 Institutional Vision and         The vision and mission of the University focus
      Leadership                        on inclusive growth, socioeconomic change and
                                        sustainable development of the region.
                                       The university adopts participatory
                                        management approach with staff and faculty
                                        from all constituents of the University involved
                                        in the management and administration of the
                                        University.
                                       Management Information System (MIS) and e-
                                        governance are yet to be implemented.

2.6.2 Organizational Arrangements      The University has structured organizational
                                        arrangement in tune with the statutory
                                        requirements and as detailed in the University
                                        Act and Statutes.
                                       Internal coordination of various academic
                                        activities is managed through the committee of
                                        Deans.




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                                     The university PG centers are administered
                                      through special officers designated from among
                                      the University faculty.
                                     The university adopts traditional management
                                      practices for monitoring and regulating the
                                      affiliated colleges.
                                     University has established Cell for Prevention
                                      of Sexual Harassment and a Cell for Gender
                                      Sensitization.     However     the     Grievance
                                      Redressal Cell is to be made functional

2.6.3 Strategy Development and       Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Board
      Deployment                      formulates and prepares the perspective plan for
                                      its development on the basis of informal
                                      feedback from stakeholders, faculty and
                                      industries.
                                     Long term strategic planning for both academic
                                      and infrastructure development is not in place.
                                     Annual academic audit is planned to be
                                      conducted for the affiliated colleges.
                                     Structured monitoring and evaluation of the
                                      implementation and effectiveness of the
                                      university activities is desired.

2.6.4 Human Resource Management      Recruitment policies as prescribed in the KSU
                                      Act are adhered to for filling up the vacancies
                                      of various teaching and non teaching posts.
                                     Performance appraisal of the faculty is mainly
                                      through the Self-appraisal method.
                                     Faculty members are deputed for professional
                                      training at National and International level
                                      institutions/organizations from time to time.
                                     University has organized short term courses,
                                      refresher courses, skill development and special
                                      training programmes, TQM and HRD
                                      programmes for the teaching and non teaching
                                      staff.
                                     Considerable workload at the University and
                                      PG centers is managed through part-time/Full
                                      time Guest faculty with a nominal pay varying
                                      from Rs.5000 to Rs.10,000 per month.




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2.6.5 Financial Management and         The major sources of finance for the university
      Resource Mobilization             are through UGC, State Govt, funding
                                        agencies, students’ fees, self-financing
                                        programmes, affiliation fee, donation from
                                        philanthropist/ industry etc.
                                       University has a system of Annual Internal
                                        Audit and External Audit by AG, Karnataka
                                        once in every three years.
                                       University Budget reflects a marginal deficit.
                                       Most of the activities of the Finance
                                        department are being computerized.


2.6.6 Best Practices                   Computer training for staff and faculty.
                                       Welfare measures to teaching and non-
                                        teaching staff members.

2.7 Innovative Practices
2.7.1 Internal Quality Assurance      IQAC constituted as per NAAC guidelines,
      Systems                          attempted to take steps for quality assurance
                                       and enhancement.
                                      Effective participation of students in quality
                                       assurance representation in IQAC and in
                                       various academic committees is desirable.
                                      Two Academic and Administrative Audits by
                                       internal and external experts have been
                                       undertaken in the past five years. The
                                       recommendations of these committees provided
                                       inputs for curricular revision and restructuring.
                                      UGC guidelines for Ph.D admission, course
                                       work, Doctoral committee and evaluation need
                                       to be adopted and implemented.

2.7.2 Inclusive Practices              About 51% of the faculty, 73% of the non-
                                        teaching staff and 80% of students belong to
                                        SC/ST/OBC categories. More than 50% of
                                        students are from remote rural geographies and
                                        first generation learners.
                                       About 18% of faculty, 13% non-teaching staff
                                        and 41% of students are women.
                                       Special training programmes are offered for
                                        empowerment        of the students       from
                                        disadvantaged community




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                                       Gender sensitization workshops are conducted
                                        by the Gender Sensitization Cell with
                                        involvement of the Women Studies
                                        Department.
2.7.3 Stakeholder Relationship        Stakeholders are directly and indirectly
                                       involved     in     academic     planning     and
                                       implementation and other affairs of the
                                       university being members on the senate/
                                       syndicate/ BOS etc.
                                      University organizes programmes for the
                                       promotion of societal and citizenship
                                       responsibilities through its special centers.
                                      University has good relationship with stake
                                       holders as observed in various interactions and
                                       social perception of parents and alumni.


                        Section III: OVERALL ANALYSIS
3.1 Institutional Strengths           Environmental friendly campus with good
                                       physical infrastructure and extensive land area
                                       of main campus and PG Centers.
                                      More than 90% of the existing permanent
                                       faculty is Ph.D qualified.
                                      Catering to the educational upliftment of socio-
                                       economically backward – minority population
                                       of Hyderabad – Karnataka Region.
                                      Virtual learning Resource Centre and Digital
                                       library having e-resources, UGC INFONET and
                                       Internet access.
                                      Proactive and committed leadership to bring
                                       about quantum changes in the University with
                                       the support from teaching and non-teaching
                                       staff.

3.2 Institutional Weakness            Significant percentage of faculty vacancies,
                                       presently supported by temporary / guest
                                       faculties who are inadequately qualified.
                                      Limited use of ICT in teaching learning process
                                       across all disciplines and lack of participatory
                                       teaching learning pedagogies.
                                      Lack of organized structure and methodology to
                                       facilitate internship / implant training of PG/
                                       Ph.D. students in industries and other
                                       professional institutes / R & D laboratories.



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                                             Limited student success rate in UGC-CSIR
                                              NET and other competitive examinations.
                                             Weak consultancy activity profile resulting in
                                              slow progression of R & D projects with
                                              industries.

3.3 Institutional Challenges                 Appointment of appropriately qualified faculty
                                              to suit the newly introduced teaching and
                                              research programmes and inculcation of
                                              research culture.
                                             Successful implementation of CBCS across all
                                              departments and colleges as per the UGC and
                                              global standards.
                                             Effective implementation of e-governance
                                              across the university to bring about paper-less
                                              administration.
                                             Raising the standards of research in terms of
                                              quality and quantity through multi-disciplinary
                                              collaborative research in emerging areas.
                                             Preparation of the students to cope up with the
                                              changing educational scenario and modern
                                              technologies in order to face global competition
                                              and acquisition of leadership.

3.4 Institutional Opportunities              Unique opportunity of developing green-eco
                                              friendly campuses through PPP models and
                                              Master plan development.
                                             Scope for creation of job opportunities for
                                              students through Industry-University Linkages
                                              and creating a brand image for the university.
                                             Inter-Institutional MoUs and by promoting
                                              innovation and entrepreneurship programmes.
                                             Improving Educational/societal recognition for
                                              the faculty and students of this region.
                                             Reaching out to remote population of the region
                                              by providing access to higher education through
                                              the PG centers of the university by building on
                                              the community support realized.

Section IV: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR QUALITY ENHANCEMENT
            OF THE UNIVERSITY
   Expeditious, proactive strategies to fill up all vacancies of the faculty positions adhering
    to the UGC XI Plan notification on appointment of teachers in University departments.

   Introduction of CBCS in all departments of the University in letter and spirit with


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    provision for horizontal mobility of students across the departments with vertical
    integration and credit transfer facilities as per UGC guidelines.

   Effective introduction of e-governance as a total solution in administration, finance,
    students entry to exit and examination / evaluation.`
   Introduction of school system in the University to facilitate inter-departmental and
    interdisciplinary interaction in teaching, research and optimal use of infrastructure
    facilities.

   Focused efforts to promote research culture among the research scholars and faculty
    members by creation of budget head for ‘Research’ in the University budget estimate
    every year to facilitate larger number and quantum of University Research fellowships,
    Research starter grants, earn while learn scheme etc.

   Establishment of University Industry Interaction Centre as a statutory body with
    approved consultancy norms and an IPR Entrepreneurship Cell to sensitize and promote
    technology incubation, closer interaction with industries and corporate bodies.

   Concentrated efforts by the departments to achieve sanction of UGC – SAP recognition,
    DST – FIST assistance and Centres of Excellence status from UGC / DBT / DST etc.,
    projecting specific thrust areas of regional relevance and global competence.

   Specific efforts to strengthen the P.G. Centres of the University with infrastructure,
    adequate permanent faculty, networking with the main campus through VLRC.

   Extension and co-curricular activities are to be strengthened through value addition,
    vocational training, Women empowerment, communication and soft skills development
    programmes by the University departments, NSS and other centres of the University.

   Effective and optimal use of the Virtual Learning Resource Centre, Language
    Technology Laboratory and the Computer Centre for teaching, training and research to
    be augmented through computer – aided learning packages, trained personnel and
    extended periods of working hours from 8 am to 8 pm.

   A dedicated Career Guidance and Counseling Centre, Grievance Redressal Cell and a
    University level Placement Centre to be setup / strengthened with trained full time
    personnel and modern gadgets of infrastructure to provide the desired assistance to
    students.

   Master plan to develop eco-friendly Green Campuses of the University with efficient
    water conservation & recycling system, solar energy production and usage systems and
    effective use of the campuses for economic prosperity of the University through PPP
    models.

   UGC national level guidelines on Ph.D. admission, course work, progress assessment
    and thesis submission / evaluation be strictly adhered to facilitate NET exemption for


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    Ph.D. qualified candidates and to help expeditious processing of Ph.D. theses.

   Mechanisms to be evolved to expeditiously disseminate all relevant regulations, norms,
    guidelines of UGC and other statutory bodies and the funding resources to all affiliated
    colleges through College Development Council and electronic communications.
   Rational methodology to be evolved to motivate and recognize affiliated colleges for
    permanent affiliation which will facilitate them to acquire 12(b) status making them
    eligible for UGC grants.

   The University Science Instrumentation Centre need to be strengthened as a
    sophisticated Instrumentation facility with trained permanent personnel and effectively
    used by all Science & Technology Departments of the main campus, PG Centres and
    outside institutions


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



                                                                  Prof. B. G. Mulimani
                                                                         Vice Chancellor
                                                                     Gulbarga University
                                                            Gulbarga, 585 106, Karnataka
Signatures of the Peer Team Members:

Name and Designation                                             Signature
Prof. S, P. Thyagarajan               Chairman


Prof. J. K. Tandon                    Member

Prof. N. V. Narasimham                Member

Prof. Pallu Reddanna                  Member

Prof.(Mrs.) Mamata Satapathy          Member

Dr. K. Rama                           Co-coordinating
Deputy Advisor, NAAC                  Officer


Place: Gulbarga, Karnataka
Date: 1st April, 2009.


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