Track ID No. PYCOGN 18318
With reference to the subject cited above, I wish to bring to your kind attention that the Self-Study/ Re-Accreditation Report of this institution has been uploaded on our College website, drsrkgacyanam.puducherry.gov.in on 20.02.2015.
The hard copies along with CD of the Self-Study Report will be sent to you in due course.
The college has a history of providing education to the socially backward, poor and rural population of this small town. Most of the graduates are being absorbed in different professions both in and out of Yanam. Many students, after pursuing higher studies, have occupied good positions both in India and abroad.
The college offers B.A., B.Sc., B.Com, M.A. (Economics) and M.Com courses, and examinations are conducted in semester pattern by Pondicherry University. The college is one of the centres for Distance Education of Pondicherry University, both for contact classes and examinations.
In respect of selection of teaching faculty, the posts are notified by the UPSC and recruitment is made by it on all India basis in accordance with the UGC guidelines, and the candidates selected are recommended to the Government of Puducherry for posting.
The library is equipped with 25,026 books and 35 subscribed journals / periodicals on varied subjects. The science departments are well equipped with required scientific and audio visual equipments. The administrative office and all departments are provided with computers and internet connectivity. The Central Computer Laboratory serves the B.Sc. Computer Science students and as a UGC-Resource Centre. Students of other departments of the college also have access to the laboratory for academic purposes.
The college sports complex, “G.M.C. Balayogi Sports Complex”, named after late GMC Balayogi, former Speaker of the Lok Sabha, has been built in an area of 6.5 acres. Various tournaments are being organized here.
The Indoor stadium, named after late Dr. Y. S. R. Rajasekhara Reddy, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, as “Dr.YSR International Indoor Stadium”, is situated in this sports complex. It has a play area of 1992 sq. mts. with a seating capacity of 2100 persons. It accommodates a Basket ball court, two Badminton courts, three Table Tennis Boards and a Volley Ball court. Provision has also been made for Multi-gym., Billiards and Weightlifting.
It provides a venue for National and International level tournaments.
Conferences / Seminars / Workshops:
1. The Department of Economics organized a National Level Conference on Challenges in Human Development, sponsored by UGC, and co sponsored by NABARD & Reserve Bank of India in January 2010.
2. In November 2010, the IQAC of the College organized a Two-day seminar on The Innovative Ideas in Teaching-Learning Evaluation Process.
3. A one-day Seminar on Human Rights was organized on 13-02-2015. Speakers from Yanam and from nearby places in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, as well as Faculty from our college, spoke on the various aspects of Human Rights.
Co-curricular & Extra-curricular Activities:
The South Zone basketball tournament was organized in the college sports complex in 2005. Students have been participating creditably in literary and cultural competitions organized by various Government departments and organizations.
Training and Placement Cell:
This cell was started in July 2004 in collaboration with University of Pondicherry Placement Cell. It is an independent Training & Placement Cell, headed by a Training & Placement Officer, and assisted by Student Placement Coordinators. It provides all possible assistance to our students to secure good positions. The cell coordinates various activities and provides career guidance, necessary skills to the students along with the academic activities. Student's queries of all kinds are clarified by the faculty. Students will be technically sound, and become outstanding performers and leaders. Additionally, the Cell maintains a good library of resource books for self improvement and job search. The computerization of the entire activities of the Placement Cell is in progress.
The Schedule of the College:
The annual working days are 225; teaching days are 192. The library is kept open on all working days.
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Government Arts College, Yanam is one of the Government colleges of the Union Territory of Puducherry. The college was established in 1973 with a clear vision and mission. The main objective of the college is to contribute to the transformation of prevailing social conditions of this region so that values enshrined in the constitution of India, namely, social justice, equal opportunity, democratic freedom to all, tolerance and respect to all religions may be brought closer to realization.
The institution is very much aware that the dimensions and quality of education keep changing with time, and quality cannot be assessed by a single yardstick. Rather it can be monitored through the change in national and global trends in teaching and research. It is important for any centre of higher education to know that true service lies in imparting education, inculcating moral values and motivating young minds towards research for the future not only of our country but of the entire world. The NAAC has evolved certain measures for continuous improvement of the quality of higher education. In the present report we have brought out the various activities and achievements of the college as laid down by NAAC. The college is committed to the core values of NAAC.
The re-accreditation report is a most valuable document, since the college is preparing itself for the second cycle of accreditation by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore. The document has been prepared with utmost sincerity and honesty to the best of our knowledge and belief. This report, prepared as per the guidelines of the NAAC, contains two parts:
a) To impart Higher Education to the students of this backward rural area of Yanam, a part of the Union Territory of Puducherry in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh State.
b) To bring about amelioration of the people of this educationally backward area in social and educational aspects as recognized by University Grants Commission.
c) To provide all the facilities to the students for their overall personality development -- physical, ethical and intellectual, and involving them in nation building activities like NCC, NSS, RRC etc.
The college is managed by Government of Puducherry and is run by the Directorate of Higher and Technical Education; the personnel management is undertaken by the Secretariat (Higher Education). The different expansion programmes were conceived and are being executed with the active support of the UGC and Pondicherry University.
The college is affiliated to Pondicherry University. It is a multi-faculty, co-educational institution offering instruction in English medium. No course is being run on self-financing basis. The present strength of the college at UG and PG level is 403, including 190 girls.
The teaching faculty consists of 25 regular members and 2 temporary Assistant Professors. There are 6 regular and 2 temporary members among the non-teaching staff. Many of the teaching staff pursued their Ph.D and M.Phil under Faculty Development Programme of the UGC.
The college has vast campus area and has ample scope for further expansion in future. The college building comprises 21 classrooms, 5 laboratories, a store room, a library and separate waiting rooms for girls and boys. There is a separate administrative block comprising the Principal’s chamber and Office. An Air-conditioned computer room with all modern amenities such as LCD projector and audio-visual equipments is available for conducting extension lectures, staff meetings, literary and cultural competitions. The management further added excellent infrastructure facilities like gymnasium and laboratories. There is a separate Sports Block with carpet area of 19,000 Sq. ft. comprising an indoor stadium, a swimming pool, an open-air theatre, athletic facility and others.
University Grants Commission:
The University Grants Commission recognized the college and enlisted under sections 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act, 1956 for financial assistance to develop UG education. The UGC approved and sanctioned 15 merged schemes of Remedial Coaching classes for SC/ST and Minority students, which are being effectively implemented in the college for the improvement of their academic standard. The college is regularly receiving grants under Developmental Assistance to Colleges for its further development. The college recently bought sports equipments with the grants from the UGC. Laboratory instruments and equipment were procured under the scheme of Additional Assistance to Colleges recognized under 2(f) and 12(B) sections of the UGC Act, 1956.