Annual quality assurance report



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Criterion – V

5. Student Support and Progression

  • A three day Orientation program to acclimatize the fresh entrants to the folds of teaching profession was held.

  • Students divided into 18 Tutorial groups of 16-17 students in each group under a Tutorial group in-charge to guide them and to bring out the best in them to the fore.

  • Teachers’ appraisal by students

  • Cultural and literary society to actualize students potentialities by way of their participation in intra-college co-curricular activities as well as to impart them training in organising various co-curricular activities

  • NSS executive committee

  • Book bank

  • Students from SC/ST, OBC and economically weaker sections are offered fee concession, text books, scholarships, reservation in admission.

  • Two day Workshop was held on personality grooming, resume writing and developing soft skills

  • For students with physical disabilities, the college provided help like Fee Concession, Reservation etc. on the time of admission.

  • Extension lectures, poster making, slogan writing, poem writing and workshops were organized to strengthen them emotionally and morally.

  • JAWS for Visually impaired students.

  • Students were encouraged to participate in various competitions like Youth Festival (Zonal, Inter Zonal, and Inter Varsity).

  • There is a full time nurse in the medical room of the college for providing immediate first aid to the ailing students. Special awareness lectures related to maintenance of health and hygiene by specialists were organized for welfare of students.

  • College magazine ‘The Educational Observer is brought out annually to meet the need of creative impulses and aspirations of the college students.

  • Students encouraged to contribute their research writings for Research Journal of the College ‘’The Educational Beacon’.


5.1 Contribution of IQAC in enhancing awareness about Student Support Services

5.2 Efforts made by the institution for tracking the progression


  • Regular House tests were held to evaluate the academic achievements of students and provide feed- back to them.

  • Proper Attendance Records are maintained and students and their parents are informed.

  • Parent- Teacher Meetings are held in case of Defaulters in House examination and shortage of attendance.

  • Tutorial Group Meetings are conducted weekly to track the progression of each and every student of the college in academics and co-curricular. Mentor also guides in case of any personal problem faced by the students.

  • Effective Grievance cell to redress the grievances of the students.





UG

PG

Ph. D.

Others

302

35






5.3 (a) Total Number of students

(b) No. of students outside the state


135



07

(c) No. of international students




No

%

38

11.27

No

%

299

88.72
Men Women


Last Year

This Year

General

SC

ST

OBC

Physically Challenged

Total

General

SC

ST

OBC

Physically Challenged

Total

278

50

-

-

08

336

268

63

02

--

04

337

Demand ratio       Dropout % 3.56

5.4 Details of student support mechanism for coaching for competitive examinations (If any)
NIL

No. of students beneficiaries


--

5.5 No. of students qualified in these examinations








14

NET SET/SLET GATE CAT

IAS/IPS etc State PSC UPSC others/ CTET
46






5.6 Details of student counselling and career guidance


A two day workshop on Resume Writing and Interview Skills was held on February 4-5, 2013.Students were counselled by the experts about the various opportunities available in India and abroad in teaching and related professions at various levels,



325

No. of students benefitted

5.7 Details of campus placement

On campus

Off Campus

Number of Organizations Visited

Number of Students Participated

Number of Students Placed

Number of Students Placed

-

-

-

34

5.8 Details of gender sensitization programmes


Our value education periods focus intensively on gender sensitization issues such as female foeticide, importance of girls’ and women literacy, women legal rights, dowry system and gender equality. Items such as poems, speeches, skits etc. related to these issues are undertaken in these periods. We have an effective grievance committee, guidance and counselling cell and complaint box also. Women Day is celebrated annually and invited resource persons dwell on these issues during their talks to students and also give their expert advice on students’ problems.

5.9 Students Activities

5.9.1 No. of students participated in Sports, Games and other events


--

--

82

State/ University level National level International level

No. of students participated in cultural events






47

State/ University level National level International level

5.9.2 No. of medals /awards won by students in Sports, Games and other events
46

---

--

Sports : State/ University level National level International level








22

Cultural: State/ University level National level International level

5.10 Scholarships and Financial Support




Number of

students


Amount

Financial support from institution




     

Financial support from government

2

32,464

Financial support from other sources

     

     

Number of students who received International/ National recognitions

     

     

5.11 Student organised / initiatives
--

--

--

Fairs : State/ University level National level International level


--

--

--

Exhibition: State/ University level National level International level




20

5.12 No. of social initiatives undertaken by the students


5.13 Major grievances of students (if any) redressed: nil

Criterion – VI

6. Governance, Leadership and Management

6.1 State the Vision and Mission of the institution




Vision: To prepare teachers par excellence who are knowledgeable and with a sense of belongingness to society.

Mission:



  • To motivate pupil teachers to practise innovative learning teaching strategies.

  • To ensure the holistic personality development of pupil teachers.

  • To update the knowledge of pupil teachers in their respective pedagogic subjects as well as train them in the subtleties of learning teaching process.

  • To motivate and engage in research in the field of best teacher education practices like innovative and novel pedagogic practises, curriculum development and values inculcation.

  • To make pupil teachers aware about their social responsibilities.

  • The motto of college ‘AROHO TAMSO JYOTI-ASCEND FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT’ guides us in our fruitful journey of dispelling darkness of ignorance over six decades.


6.2 Does the Institution has a management Information System




Yes, virtually all major administrative functions are supported by automated system in the institution. There is a computerized database of financial information, students’ admissions, grouping according to teaching subjects, internal assessment, student achievement scores in house examination and participation and achievements in co-curricular activities. There is also collaborative e-content development by the faculty as well as sharing of e-resources.

6.3 Quality improvement strategies adopted by the institution for each of the following:

6.3.1 Curriculum Development
Being a government and affiliated college of university, prescribed curricula by Panjab University, Chandigarh are followed. Whenever there is curriculum revision, our faculty members participate actively in workshops. The principal and two teachers of the institution are members of Board of Studies and six teachers in the faculty of Education at Panjab University, Chandigarh. They participate in Board of Studies meetings regularly and suggestions of the other faculty members regarding curriculum improvement are discussed by them in these meetings. Six teachers also participated in curriculum development workshop organised by Panjab University.

6.3.2 Teaching and Learning


Our college incorporates the latest teaching learning approaches for training prospective teachers effectively. Lecture-demonstrations, discussions, assignments, projects, case-studies, action research, brainstorming, seminars, power point presentations and panel discussions were regular features during the session. The highlight of our teacher training process is well organised and efficiently supervised school experience program in two phases in twenty schools. For inculcation of human values among our pupil teachers, weekly theme based value education assemblies are organised by the tutorial groups under the guidance of faculty members. The academic performance of each student is thoroughly evaluated by various academic, co curricular and administrative committees. Use of multimedia has been adopted by the institution for enhancing teaching and learning. The review of teaching and learning process is being continuously monitored by evaluating the academic performance of each faculty and strict discipline is ensured through time table, tutorial duties, 75% attendance, discipline etc., group tutorials and extra-curricular programmes.

6.3.3 Examination and Evaluation




Organisation of house examination and preparation of results were computerized. There was provision of continuous assessment of the students through internal exams, class participation/ presentation and attendance as per guidelines of Panjab University, Chandigarh. Most of our faculty members acted as Observer/ Flying Squad/paper setter, head examiner, sub examiner, superintendent and invigilators in Panjab University Exams. Our faculty members also acted as paper setter and examiners of other universities.

6.3.4 Research and Development


  • Second issue of Peer –Reviewed and Referred Research Journal- The Education Beacon published.

  • All students of M.Ed. Class and teachers were involved in research work.

  • Guiding of Ph.D. students in the faculty of education undertaken by teachers.

  • Writing and publication of Research Papers by the faculty.

  • Participation in Seminars/ Conferences and workshops at National and International Levels.


6.3.5 Library, ICT and physical infrastructure / instrumentation


  • Library is fully computerised.e-books and e-journals, INFLIBNET user friendly and comprehensive library services, complete automation of library services and INFLIBNET membership.

  • All books are bar- coded.

  • Internet and Xerox facility is available in the library, office, resource centre

  • Gym with latest fitness machines is available to the students.

  • Science lab, Computer Lab, guidance cum Psychology Lab, Fine Arts room, Educational Technology Lab, Home science lab,Language lab., Medical room, Music room are available in the college.

  • ICT-Smart classrooms in the college enable teaching through PPT’s for the students.

  • seminar hall with audio-visual facilities

  • Playgrounds with many outdoor sports facilities, indoor games facilities.

  • Fire fighting facilities.

  • Well maintained gardens.

  • Well equipped and furnished separate boys and girls hostels with common rooms and mess facilities.


6.3.6 Human Resource Management


  • Tutorial groups

  • Professional growth of faculty

  • Policies for better mobilisation-anti ragging

  • Teaching skills development by demon and discussion lessons

  • Teachers appraisal by students by using feedback proformas

  • Annual confidential reports by principal

  • Recruitment of the Faculty is done by UPSC/ on deputation from states of Punjab and Haryana.

  • Administrative Staff is appointed by the Director Higher Education, Chandigarh.

  • A pool of resource persons is maintained in each department to fill the gap between the demand and supply of the faculty.

  • Other supporting staff is appointed through service provider.

  • Regular Training/ Refresher/ Orientation Courses are held for the faculty and supporting staff to upgrade their skills.

  • Regular meetings of teaching and non-teaching staff are held to discuss issues relating to teaching, learning, infrastructure and administration.

  • Informal celebrations are held to help to build repo between Teaching and Nonteaching faculty.


6.3.7 Faculty and Staff recruitment


Through UPSC

6.3.8 Industry Interaction / Collaboration




  • Collaboration with schools for Teaching Practice.

  • Visits to Regional Institute for Mentally Handicap.

  • Resource persons.

  • Blind schools, Old Age Home ,Mother Teresa Home.

  • Govt. High School, Vill.Kajheri, Chandigarh adopted.


6.3.9 Admission of Students




Centralized on-line admission by PU for B.Ed. and M.Ed.



Teaching

As per govt. schemes

Non teaching




Students

Scholarships , fee concessions and career counseling.book bank,,NSS , sports

6.4 Welfare schemes for




NA

6.5 Total corpus fund generated







6.6 Whether annual financial audit has been done Yes No

6.7 Whether Academic and Administrative Audit (AAA) has been done?

Audit Type

External

Internal

Yes/No

Agency

Yes/No

Authority

Academic

     

     

YES

Principal

Administrative

     

     

YES

     Principal  

6.8 Does the University/ Autonomous College declare results within 30 days?



For UG Programmes Yes No

For PG Programmes Yes No



6.9 What efforts are made by the University/ Autonomous College for Examination Reforms?


  • Exams are conducted strictly according to the guidelines provided by PU CHD and efforts are made to declare the results in time.

  • The student must score 40% marks in the two house exam held in the college to qualify for appearing in the final exams.

  • Students who have less than 75% attendance are not eligible to appear in the final exams.

6.10 What efforts are made by the University to promote autonomy in the affiliated/constituent colleges?


nil

6.11 Activities and support from the Alumni Association


Regular alumni meets are held. They also attend various functions in the college.

6.12 Activities and support from the Parent – Teacher Association


PTM for exam performance and lecture shortage. Parents also give suggestions for better functioning of college.

6.13 Development programmes for support staff


  • Health fitness check up

  • Distribution of uniform

Participation in annual athletic meet

6.14 Initiatives taken by the institution to make the campus eco-friendly


  • Green house

  • Declaring campus as ‘No smoking zone’,

  • Energy Conservation- it is a common practice to put students on duty to check and switch off any extra appliance working when not in use.

  • Tree Plantation drive

  • Solar Lights




Criterion – VII

7. Innovations and Best Practices

7.1 Innovations introduced during this academic year which have created a positive impact on the

functioning of the institution. Give details.


  • Extensive use of multi-media in classrooms by teachers and students.

  • Seminars, group and panel discussions, and quizzes by the students on curricular and contemporary topics.

  • Training of students as future smart teachers through the use of ICT

  • ‘AVER’ along with laptop and projector was introduced in pedagogy of Fine Arts. Softwares like Coral Draw and Photoshop are being used by students.

  • All the Students trained to prepare innovative learning resource materials.

  • Students assigned mentors through TG’s

  • Complaint box

  • Computer, LCD and internet equipped classrooms

  • Seminar room equipped with Interactive board.

  • Training of students as future smart teachers through the use of ICT,

  • Efforts to make college campus eco-friendly.

  • E- Tendering, online admissions, e- governance.

  • Extension Lectures to complement the classroom teaching.

  • Software IBM SPSS stat base 20.0 uploaded for the convenience of students and teachers for the purpose of research.

  • To approach e-books and e-journals n-list programme of INFLIBNET had been subscribed for college faculty and M.Ed. students.

  • 120 illustrated story books had been added in the library for B.Ed. students for story telling preparation.

7.2 Provide the Action Taken Report (ATR) based on the plan of action decided upon at the

beginning of the year


  • College Calendar

  • Annual Duty List

  • Time table of the college

  • List of Tutorial Groups

  • Formation of various administrative and academic committees for the smooth functioning of the college.


7.3 Give two Best Practices of the institution (please see the format in the NAAC Self-study Manuals)




  • Tutorial Groups since inception of the college.

  • Value Education Assemblies- all the staff members and students to attend and participate

  • 100% enrolment in NSS &Red Ribbon Club

  • Election for Non political student bodies.

Besides the above mentioned best practices followed earlier, the other two best practices followed in the institution are:

  1. Elaborate Orientation Programme for students

The newly admitted students for B.Ed./ M.Ed. course come from various degree courses and have no idea about the course, environment and requirements of the institution. So for the convenience and adaptation of the students an extensive orientation programme is being organised so as to acclimatise students about the following facts:

  • About the college- infrastructure.

  • About B.Ed./ M.Ed. course.- total curriculum.

  • Timetable., tutorial groups

  • Distribution of students to various sections

  • NSS and Red Ribbon Activities.

  • Co-curricular activities.

  • Examination

  • Skill-in- Teaching Programme.

  • Cultural and Literary Society

  • About library and its rules

  • Discipline in the college

  • Talent search Show and other inter and intra college competitions etc.

The orientation about the whole programme followed in the institution prepares the students mentally about their conduct in the college.

  1. Election for Non political student bodies.

Cultural and Literary Society and NSS are two areas where student bodies are elected separately.

The elections are conducted in a non-political environment in the presence of teachers. No student is allowed to create any indiscipline in the institution. Every student is given an equal opportunity to present himself/ herself for the post in the executive. The name for the post is proposed by one student and seconded by another student. Voting is done and votes counted in the presence of candidates and all the students. The process is transparent.

The purpose of executive of Cultural and Literary society and NSS is to:


  • Organise various activities in the college

  • Act as a bridge between teachers-administration and students to bring forth the problems of the students and strike for the solution.




*Provide the details in annexure (annexure need to be numbered as i, ii,iii)

7.4 Contribution to environmental awareness / protection


  • Delivery of lectures on environment awareness.

  • Cleanliness drives.

  • Duties assigned to students to check the rooms for switching off lights and fans etc.

  • Solar lights

  • Greenhouse Project

  • Tree plantation Drive

  • Rally on environment protection

  • Poster making and talks on environmental issues

7.5 Whether environmental audit was conducted? Yes No





7.6 Any other relevant information the institution wishes to add. (for example SWOT Analysis)




STRENGTHS

  • Tutorial Groups since inception of the college.

  • Value Education Assemblies- all the staff members and students attend and participate in theme based value education programmes in college auditorium.

  • College library has 37751 books including Reference collection, Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Handbooks, Reports and Surveys. In this session 600 books have been added till February 2013. Library subscribes to 71 journals and newspapers.

  • Library fully computerized with seven computers and is linked through networking. LIBSYS software installed for library operations. INFLIBNET membership.

  • Entire campus of the college including Boys and Girls Hostels under electronic surveillance by installing 42 CCTV cameras

  • Computers and internet facilities given to all the faculty members

  • ‘The Educational Beacon’- A Peer reviewed research journal of the college.

  • The Educational Observer- College Magzine

  • Software IBM SPSS stat base 20.0 uploaded for the convenience of students and teachers for the purpose of research.

  • College Auditorium with seating capacity of around 400 plus.

  • Scholarships and books from Book bank for the needy students

  • Student participation in college Administration through Literary and Cultural Society, NSS Executive Committee and Placement Cell Ambassadors.

  • Achievements in academic, cultural, sports activities

  • Society periods to promote academic excellence as well as ethical values

  • ICT enabled class rooms and Power point presentation teaching methods

  • BSNL Broadband connection with Wi-Fi facility

  • Well maintained lawns and playgrounds

WEAKNESSES

  • More Major/Minor Research projects/ proposals need to be prepared and submitted,

  • Parking facilities need to be improved.

  • More facilitative Softwares for visually challenged students need to be procured;.

  • College website needs to be made more interactive and updated;

  • Feedback system needs to be made more effective for quality enhancement leading to excellence in all academic aspects of the college;

  • More funds and grant from UGC and other Bodies need to be mobilized,

  • To introduce Rain Water Harvesting system,

OPPORTUNITIES OF THE COLLEGE

  • Opportunity to use its reputation for quality enhancement in teacher education

  • Broad disciplinary bases of the curriculum provide opportunities for cross curricular synergies to connect and develop partnerships with the community and other formal and non-formal agencies.

  • Opportunity to facilitate and utilize funding from UGC/DST/ other State and National agencies

  • Community interaction from time to time helps to understand the needs and challenges in contemporary teacher education in social context.

  • Better research avenues for students and staff

CHALLENGES

  • Competition from other institutions and courses.

  • Appointment of regular faculty through UPSC takes time; hence, institution has to bank upon temporary/contractual/resource persons.

  • Growing challenges from diversification and modernisation of school education and research.

  • Choice Based Credit system

  • Continuous and Comprehensive evaluation guidelines from CBSE for schools pose challenge to our curricular transactions for preparing competent and effective teachers for schools.

  • Continuous up gradation of schools to a smart mode/ online mode also necessitates relevant

8. Plans of institution for next year






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