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c) Percentage of faculty

invited as resource persons in Workshops / Seminars / Conferences organized by external professional agencies


Dr. M. S. Mahapatra has been invited by BSE (O) as resource person to impart training to the High School Teachers held at Phulabani.

Dr. M.S. Mahapatra attended a National Seminar held at Science College, Hinjilicatu & Govt. College, Phulabani.

 Sri R.K. Swain, Lect-in Com, attended National Seminar at P.G. Dept. of Commerce, Utkal University.

 Sri R.K. Swain, Lect-in Com, attended National Seminar at Utkal University and Berhampur University.

 Sri R.K. Swain, Lect-in Com, attended workshop “ on Family News Service” organised by IRCS-OSB at National Headquarters New Delhi & ICRC at Hotel HHI, BBSR
 Dr. Madhusudan Mahapatra, Principal has participated in the workshop conducted by R.D, DHE (O), Berhampur & Presented articles on quality development in H.E.

participated in external Workshops / Seminars / Conferences recognized by national/ international professional bodies

∗ presented papers in Workshops / Seminars / Conferences conducted or recognized by professional agencies

2.4.4 What policies/systems are in place to recharge teachers? (eg: providing research grants, study leave, support for research and academic publications teaching experience in other national institutions and specialized programmes industrial engagement etc.)



Ans: Faculty members received grants from UGC to undertake minor research programme and the institution allows duty leave to attend seminars and workshops conducted in state level and national level and provides measures financial assistance from competency building head.

2.4.5 Give the number of faculty who received awards / recognition at the state, national and international level for excellence in teaching during the last four years. Enunciate how the institutional culture and environment contributed to such performance/achievement of the faculty. –NO-

Ans: No such awards / recognition till date.

2.4.6 Has the institution introduced evaluation of teachers by the students and external Peers? If yes, how is the evaluation used for improving the quality of the teaching-learning process?

Ans: Yes, there is a system of evaluation of teachers by students

2.5 Evaluation Process and Reforms

2.5.1 How does the institution ensure that the stakeholders of the institution especially students and faculty are aware of the evaluation processes?

Ans: Yes, Regular examination / evaluation conducted like periodical class test examination, half yearly examination, text examination and university examination. All the stakeholders of the institutions are aware of the evaluation process.

2.5.2 What are the major evaluation reforms of the university that the institution has adopted and what are the reforms initiated by the institution on its own?

Ans: No such measures evaluation reforms has adopted by the university

2.5.3 How does the institution ensure effective implementation of the evaluation reforms of the university and those initiated by

the institution on its own

Ans: The answer has been given in 2.5.

2.5.4 Provide details on the formative and summative assessment approaches adopted to measure student achievement. Cite a few examples which have positively impacted the system.

Ans: The periodical class test examination, half yearly examination, text examination and university examination are adopted as formative and summative assessment approaches.

2.5.5 Detail on the significant improvements made in ensuring

rigor and transparency in the internal assessment during the

last four years and weightages assigned for the overall

development of students (weightage for behavioural

aspects, independent learning, communication skills etc.

Ans: 100% transparency` are maintained in the internal assessment during the last four years


2.5.6 What are the graduate attributes specified by the college/ affiliating university? How does the college ensure the attainment of these by the students?

Ans: The graduate attributes are already reflected in the vision and mission of the institution. The institution ensures the same by attending evaluation reforms, social environment, extension and extracurricular activities.


2.5.7 What are the mechanisms for redressal of grievances with reference to evaluation both at the college and University level?

Ans: As per the evaluation of examination results redressed of grievance is always welcome as and when put forth by the stakeholders.



2.6. Student performance and Learning Outcomes
2.6.1 Does the college have clearly stated learning outcomes? If ‘yes’ give details on how the students and staff are made aware of these?

Ans: The answer has already been given in 2.5.1


2.6.2 Enumerate on how the institution monitors and communicates the progress and performance of students through the duration of the course/programme? Provide an analysis of the students results/achievements (Programme/course wise for last four years) and explain the differences if any and patterns of achievement across the programmes/courses offered.

RESULT ANALYSIS

Report:




Year

Stream

Appeared

Passed

2010-11

Arts

100

88

Com

28

21

2011-12

Arts

120

110

Com

35

31

2012-13

Arts

136

125

Com

36

31

2013-14

Arts

148

129

Com

40

29

Graph:


2.6.3 How are the teaching, learning and assessment strategies of the institution structured to facilitate the achievement of the intended learning outcomes?

Ans: Regarding teaching learning the institution has put forth its bests supports to both teacher and students and the evaluation conducted in the institution and by the university are in a structured way for better achievement and for good learning outcome.


2.6.4 What are the measures/initiatives taken up by the institution to enhance the social and economic relevance (student placements, entrepreneurship, innovation and research aptitude

developed among students etc.) of the courses offered?


Ans: Regarding social and economic relevance the institution conducts different types of social activities, village adaptation, extracurricular activities and extension activities simultaneously with the day to day class room teaching and other academic involvement.

Such as – Women empowerment, Blood Donation, active Citizenship. Career Counselling.


2.6.5 How does the institution collect and analyze data on student performance and learning outcomes and use it for planning and overcoming barriers of learning?

Ans: Answer has already been given in 2.6.3


2.6.6 How does the institution monitor and ensure the achievement of learning outcomes?

Ans: Answer has already been given 2.5.4


2.6.7 Does the institution and individual teachers use assessment/ evaluation outcomes as an indicator for evaluating student performance, achievement of learning objectives and planning? If ‘yes’ provide details on the process and cite a few examples.
Any other relevant information regarding Teaching-Learning and Evaluation which the college would like to include.

Ans: Yes, every individual teacher assess the evaluation outcomes of each and every students of their respective department ` and advised them to perform better in the next examination.


CRITERION III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
3.1 Promotion of Research
3.1.1 Does the institution have recognized research center/s of the affiliating University or any other agency/organization?

No.


3.1.2 Does the Institution have a research committee to monitor and address the issues of research? If so, what is its composition? Mention a few recommendations made by the committee for implementation and their impact.

Yes. The institution has developed a Research Committee to monitor and address the issues of research. The Research Committee is composed of one faculty member from each department, who represented in the academic committee, UGC Committee, etc and approved by the principal. The research Committee supervise the creation of question Bank, study materials, power point teaching modules, render guidance for organization of seminars/workshops, preparation of papers, articles, books, etc. It also helps in the publication work of the Institution.



The Research Committee recommends the Principal for submission of proposals to UGC for award of Research Projects funded by UGC or any other Research organizations. The Committee also encourages the faculty members to start research work on new areas and also reviews the progress of work from time to time. The Committee also gives stress on timely submission of reports and findings.
3.1.3 What are the measures taken by the institution to facilitate smooth progress and implementation of research schemes/ projects?


  • Autonomy to the Principal Investigator –

The Institution provides autonomy to the principal Investigator to carry out and complete research work without any intervention from outside.

  • Timely availability or release of resources –

The fund once received from the funding agencies, like UGC, Government Departments, etc is released to the principal investigator with all possible speed to carry out the work.

  • Adequate infrastructure and human resources-

The College has adequate infrastructural facility in term of ICT support, computer lab, library facility, etc to support research work.

  • Time-off, reduced teaching load ,special leave etc. to teachers

The College is committed to reduce teaching load on the Principal Investigator and to allow him/her special leaves for the purpose. The teachers are allowed leave by State government and UGC to undertake research work for award of M.Phill, Ph.D degree. In case of state govt. provisions like leave, reduced teaching load is there and in case of UGC study leave substitute teachers are appointed for engagement of classes. Teachers opting for research work are encouraged by the administration and their classes are adjusted by functional alternatives.

    • Support in terms of technology and information needs-

yes, the College can provide technological support like, FAX, photo copy. Scan, etc and ICT based computer lab. The library also supports the research work with Reference Division.

The progress of the project is monitor from time to time and after the completion of the project the utilization and the completion report are sent to the appropriate authorities.

3.1.4 What are the efforts made by the institution in developing scientific temper and research culture and aptitude among students?

The institution affirms ‘to inject the spirit rebellious of scientific temper and artistic values among the students and to expedite the process of dissemination of knowledge for the largest interest, greatest good and benefit of mankind and to nurture their intellectual pursuit and social commitment’. To achieve this end the Institution has formulated Guidelines with instruction to promote students interactions, smart information etc. The college organizes seminars, workshops, etc and founded DRCs i.e. Departmental Research Cells, in an ambition to ‘infuse scientific temper and artistic value based research motivation among the students and to beef up their academic interest and intellectual pursuits’.


3.1. 5 Give details of the faculty involvement in active research (Guiding student research, leading Research Projects, engaged in individual/collaborative research activity, etc.

Currently One of our faculties was awarded Ph.D.

In the current academic session: 2014-15 one faculty member has submitted his Ph.D. Thesis and two other faculties are likely to submit thesis in the coming year.

3.1.6 Give details of workshops/ training programmes/ sensitization programmes conducted/organized by the institution with focus on capacity building in terms of research and imbibing research culture among the staff and students.

The college has conducted …NO . numbers of UGC sponsored State and National Seminar. It marked an active participation of the students and faculties in sharing the ideas and opinions, views and voices.



Sl.No

Organising Department

TOPIC

Date

1.




Nil



The College also organize Departmental seminars which promote and intensified students’ involvements. From the current academic session, the institution has decided to invite Professors, inter-disciplinary members and resource persons of other institutions to participate in the Departmental Seminars.

3.1.7 Provide details of prioritized research areas and the expertise available with the institution.

Since the institution has Under Graduate course, it doesn’t have advanced research facility. However Faculty are allowed for study and duty leave to attain state and national level seminars and workshops.



3.1.8 Enumerate the efforts of the institution in attracting researchers of eminence to visit the campus and interact with teachers and students?

The college organizes the extra-mural talks, Seminars, Workshops; Service Unit based activities, etc and invites researchers of eminence to interact with teachers and students. Students’ participation is our top priority which includes organizational quality, interaction ability, article writing and paper presentation. The institution has invited -

1)Dr. Pradipta Kumar Mishra, Lect. In- Eco, Dr. Shyama Prasad College, MV-79, Malkangiri has attended Economics seminar on 31.01.2015 on the topic:- DISINVESTMENT, A STEP TOWARDS PRIVATISATION .

2)Smt. Madhusmita Mohanty, Lect. in Histroy , Womens’ college attended Hisotry Seminar on 12.11.2014 on the topic CULTURE OF ODISHA.

3) Sri Raghuji ,IAS, P.D. DRDA, Malkangiri attended Political Science. Seminar on 11.12.2014 on the POLITICAL OBLIGATION.

4) Dr. Nruparaj Sahu, OAS(I) was invited to seminar English Department on 06.02.2015 on the topic R.K. NARAYANA’S SOCIAL REFLECTION IN HIS NOVEL- THE BACHELOR OF ARTS .

5) Sri Pradyumna Kishore Swain, Chief Manager, SBI, Malkangiri & Sri M. Sandip Sampat IPS,(SDPO), Malkangiri were invited to the Seminar of Commerce Department on 21.02.2015 on the topic FINANCIAL SECTOR REFORMS AND THE PERFORMANCE OF BANKING SECTOR IN INDIA.

3.1.9 What percentage of the faculty has utilized Sabbatical Leave for research activities? How has the provision contributed to improve the quality of research and imbibe research culture on the campus?

Sabbatical leave for research activity is not permissible to the college teachers by the present provisions.



3.1.10 Provide details of the initiatives taken up by the institution in creating awareness/advocating/transfer of relative findings of research of the institution and elsewhere to students and community (lab to land)

The college enjoys a very little research base, but we have nourished an ambition for the recreation of a new India with the active participation of the young India. The college acts as a knowledge bridge in between the college and the village. It may mean Socially Useful Productive Works and Nation Building Programmes of any kind to fill in the land-lab gap.



3.2 Resource Mobilization for Research

3.2.1 What percentage of the total budget is earmarked for research? Give details of major heads of expenditure, financial allocation and actual utilization.
There is no Research specific fund provided either by the institution or by the state government since it is an under-graduate Institution where the scope of research is very limited. However, the financial assistance for research activities is open for the college to receive from UGC.

3.2.2 Is there a provision in the institution to provide seed money to the faculty for research? If so, specify the amount disbursed and the percentage of the faculty that has availed the facility in the last four years?

No, seed money is provided by the institution for research work.



3.2.3 What are the financial provisions made available to support student research projects by students?

No financial provision is made available to support student research projects.



3.2.4 How does the various departments/units/staff of the institute interact in undertaking inter-disciplinary research? Cite examples of successful endeavors and challenges faced in organizing interdisciplinary research.

In order to translate the mission statement of the Institution, The Seminar shall also act as the Departmental Research Cell, ensuring research endeavor of different Departments and to foster Inter-Departmental Research Cell activities. The guidelines urge the faculties to develop command and authority with Inter-disciplinary approaches which can help to foster critical analysis. The Research Committee of the Institution is comprised on the basis of one faculty from each Department considering his/her experience and expertise in the respective field.



3.2.5 How does the institution ensure optimal use of various equipment and research facilities of the institution by its staff and students?

The Institution champion the cause of the optimal use of its existing equipments and research facilities like the Loan Counter, Reference Division, Technological Support Column, Reading Room, Faculty Study Centre, etc in the Library.

The Computer Lab, apart from syllabus based experiments is explicitly used by providing rooms for SAAM; Institution is planning for facilitating with e-searching by students and faculties through ICT and reference services to research scholars. These research facilities also remain open for three hours on some notified days in the summer and Puja vacations.
3.2.6 Has the institution received any special grants or finances from the industry or other beneficiary agency for developing research facility? If ‘yes’ give details.

In 2014-15 The college has received Rs. 1. lakh from ITDA, MKG for purchasing of research oriented books.



Yes. The Institution has received financial benefits from UGC, time to time and utilized the same for the development of research facilities, as illustrated below :-

FINANCE FOR DEVELOPING RESEARCH FACILITIES FROM UGC (FUNDS & PURPOSE)

Plan/ Year

Grant received

Research Facility developed

Xth Plan

Rs.

Nil


XIth Plan

Rs.



Rs.



Rs.



Rs.



Rs.



XIIth Plan

Rs.3,00,000

For IQAC



3.2.7 Enumerate the support provided to the faculty in securing research funds from various funding agencies, industry and other organizations. Provide details of ongoing and completed projects and grants received during the last four years.

Nature of the Project


Duration Year From To

Title of the project

Name of the funding agency

Total grant

Total grant received till date


Sanctioned







Received

Minor projects







Nil










Major projects



















Interdisciplinary projects



















Industry sponsored



















Students’ research projects







Nil










Any other (specify)




















N.B- No faculty has applied for MRP under UGC 12th Plan during the current session- 2014-15.

3.3 Research Facilities
3.3.1 What are the research facilities available to the students and research scholars within the campus?

The institution has limited research facilities available for the students in the institution but three scholars were already awarded Ph.D under the guidance of Dr.Madhusudan Mahapatra, (Principal). However, the institution has formulated Departmental research cells to inculcate the spirit of scientific temper, artistic values and research motivation among the students by organizing Seminars, Group Discussions, Public addresses, mural and extra-mural lectures, etc.



3.3.2 What are the institutional strategies for planning, upgrading and creating infrastructural facilities to meet the needs of researchers especially in the new and emerging areas of research?
The Institution is taking all possible steps for the research based infrastructural growth like, procuring books, journals, magazines, etc for the Library, modernization of Computer Lab and reading rooms,

3.3.3 Has the institution received any special grants or finances from the industry or other beneficiary agency for developing research facilities?? If ‘yes’, what are the instruments / facilities created during the last four years.

No


FINANCE FOR DEVELOPING RESEARCH FACILITIES FROM UGC (FUNDS & PURPOSE)

Plan/ Year

Grant received

Research Facility developed

Xth Plan

Rs.

-NIL-





XIth Plan

Rs.



Rs.



Rs.



Rs.



Rs.



XIIth Plan

Rs3,00,000

For IQAC

3.3.4 What are the research facilities made available to the students and research scholars outside the campus / other research laboratories?

No such facilities are available

3.3.5 Provide details on the library/ information resource center or any other facilities available specifically for the researchers?

Our college library has 21025 No of books for study and reference and journals/magazines/periodicals etc. to cater the need of the 705 collegiate students, 34 members of the staff.

In infrastructural arrangement, we have 05 Departmental specific Seminar Libraries. The college library is fully computerized with one Reading Room for boys and girls, one Faculty Study Centre, 900 Sq. ft. Open Stack Area with 31 no. of Book cases, 21 no. of Almirah, 04 no. of Table,07 no. of Chairs, One Computer, & One Copier Machine with Printers, Educational tools and 02 no. of Magazine Corner with Reference Division etc.

The services like, Current Awareness Service, Ready Reference Service, Study Aid facility, Instant Study Desk, Wall Magazine, Educational tools and support system, Question & Information Bank, Drinking Water, furniture, etc. The Library opens for one hour even on holidays and renders the services to the people on research work.

Recently the college administration is taking initiatives to develop Research Support Services by exploring the existing library facilities.



Discovery of Library sources, Grant of funding from Govt., UGC and own source.,

3.3.6 What are the collaborative research facilities developed/ created by the research institutes in the college. For library, instruments, computers, new technology etc.
No

3.4 Research Publications and Awards
3.4.1 Highlight the major research achievements of the staff and students in terms of


  • Patents obtained and filed (process and product)

No.

  • Original research contributing to product improvement

No.

  • Research studies or surveys benefiting the community or improving the services

No.

  • Research inputs contributing to new initiatives and social development

No.
3.4.2 Does the Institute publish or partner in publication of research journal(s)? If ‘yes’, indicate the composition of the editorial board, publication policies and whether such publication is listed in any international database?

No.
3.4.3 Give details of publications by the faculty and students:


Publication per faculty- Nil

Number of papers published by faculty and students in peer reviewed journals (national / international)-

Number of publications listed in International Database (for Eg: Web of Science, Scopus, Humanities International Complete, Dare Database - International Social Sciences Directory, EBSCO host, etc.) Nil

Monographs - Nil

Chapter in Books - Nil

Books Edited - 03 books written by Dr. M. S. Mahapatra, Principal, two of them selected for Raja Ram Mohan Foundation, Govt. of Odisha.

Books with ISBN/ISSN numbers with details of          publishers

Citation Index - Nil

SNIP - Nil

SJR - Nil

Impact factor - Nil

h-index- Nil


3.4.4 Provide details (if any)of

research awards received by the faculty:-No

    • recognition received by the faculty from reputed professional bodies and agencies, nationally and internationally :- YES, faculty from the department of Education has been recognized by the Govt. of Odisha for providing Consultancy on......Child welfare from dt. 01.10.2015 to 31.10.2014.

    • incentives given to faculty for receiving state, national and international recognitions for research contributions. :-Dr. M. S. Mahapatra was selected as member of Odisha Sahitya Academi, 2007-2010.

3.5 Consultancy
3.5.1 Give details of the systems and strategies for establishing institute-industry interface?

The Dept. of Commerce has organised a study tour to NALCO, Damanjodi of Koraput District to develop institute-industry interface. Further, the institution is planning to develop an elaborate system and strategies for crafting institute-industry interface for the department of Commerce and will request HAL and J.K Paper Industry to allow our children for a physical visit and interaction session. Such initiatives will facilitate students’ placements, growth of entrepreneurships and will promote extension and enrichment programmes.The successful academicians of the state are planned to invite to address the students’ community regarding the prospects and viability, government schemes and ground realities, economic plan and progress related industrialization process in the country.



3.5.2 What is the stated policy of the institution to promote consultancy? How is the available expertise advocated and publicized?

. The Institution promote consultancy and provide expertise services to the agencies and institutes as and when required. The service Units of the Institution have worked hand in hand with the district administration, in the organization of a mega-camp, to identify the differently-abled, to provide them with appropriate benefits under the schemes run by the state. Different departments of the college has rendered expertise services to the sister institutions like feeder schools in conducting their athletic programmes, organising awareness among the students about plantation, sanitation etc. For Skill development & capacity building programme four students were sent to NIRD & PR, Hyderbad alongwith guide teacher Sri R. K. Swain, Lect. in Commerce to participate the skill development & capacity building programmes


3.5.3 How does the institution encourage the staff to utilize their expertise and available facilities for consultancy services?

The institution encourage its staff to utilize their expertise and available facilities for consultancy services and sanction them leaves when their services are honorary and a part of the Nation Building Programmes .For instance the staff of the department of commerce/economics over rendering consultancy to organisations like NABARD, CONSUMERS’ RIGHT FORUM, ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP in the awareness organised by them.



3.5.4 List the broad areas and major consultancy services provided by the institution and the revenue generated during the last four years.

The consultancy services are provided by one of our faculty members from the department of Education and normally these services are provided on honorary basis. The broad areas where the major consultancy services are provided include Social work for economic development, Health care and cultural activities.



3.5.5 What is the policy of the institution in sharing the income generated through consultancy (staff involved: Institution) and its use for institutional development?

Since the honorary consultancy service is provided by the staffs and Institution, no income is generated there on, which cannot be utilized for a big purpose for the Institutional development.



3.6 Extension Activities and Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR)
3.6.1 How does the institution promote institution-neighbourhood- community network and student engagement, contributing to good citizenship, service orientation and holistic development of students?

The institution promote Institution-neighbourhood-community network by utilizing the service units like NCC, NSS (3 units), YRC-Wing, and thereby ensuring students’ engagement in various aspects of socio-economic and religious-cultural importance. Volunteer activists of NSS have rendered commendable services during local fairs and festivals, by executing unit based programme and awareness drive.. The local people from the neighbouring villages have participated in our annual blood camps and student–volunteers organize booster blood camps in the nearby villages. On last cyclone “Fyline and HudHud” the NSS and YRC wing has rendered active participation for rescue. Distributed relief to the victims.



3.6.2 What is the Institutional mechanism to track students’ involvement in various social movements / activities which promote citizenship roles?

In the beginning of the each academic year, the college selects and fills volunteer-activists in different service units like, NCC, NSS (3Units), YRC- after scrutinizing their application for the purpose by the counsellor concerned. The different service units have their own scope and parameter basing which the students’ performance is evaluated and the activity report is prepared which is then reflected in the annual magazine and website.


3.6.3 How does the institution solicit stakeholder perception on the overall performance and quality of the institution?

The Institution solicits stakeholders like, students, alumni, staff members, etc by collecting verbal feedbacks which contain their ideas and opinions regarding its overall performance and quality. The college library also collects verbal feedbacks from the readers which is helpful to bring in change-in structure of the library. The parents-teacher meeting put forth different views and voices, which are constructive and developmental in nature. These meetings also help the college to discover key-human resource for the materialization of work process. The Alumni have frequent interaction with the administration and they have played a significant role in rendering support and service to different programmes of the college. The opinion of the visitors made in the visitor’s register is an index to measure the overall performance and quality of the Institution. The interaction with eminent research scholars and academicians also helps the institution to scale its quality and value.


3.6.4 How does the institution plan and organize its extension and outreach programmes? Providing the budgetary details for last four years, list the major extension and outreach programmes and their impact on the overall development of students.

The institute plan and organize its extension and outreach programmes on the basis of general and routine programmes like, plantation, healthcare and awareness programmes, blood donation, yoga and meditation, etc. It has marked the adoption of plants by the college students. The gradual growth in the number of blood donors and opening of a blood aid scheme on the college website do summarize the growth of a good

Samaritan spirit in the campus. We also exert priority to the quick response programmes, as for example, in the wake of dengue, the college students have carried out a massive dengue specific awareness drive in the locality in the academic session 2014-15. Some areas of socio-economic importance have been identified to conduct need based programmes. For example our students have showed solidarity to “Milita Odisha Nisha Nibarana Abhijan” and campaigning and AIDS awareness, Swacha Abhijan for it.

3.6.5 How does the institution promote the



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