Office of the principal balugaon college, balugaon khordha, odisha



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  • For the dropout students, the faculty members take extra strain to continue their study and to achieve better.



      1. Teaching-Learning Process:

        1. How does the college plan and organize the teaching, learning and evaluation schedules? (Academic calendar, teaching plan, evaluation blue print, etc.)

    • As per the guidelines of the university, the college prepares its academic calendar every year and organise the teaching learning and evaluation process. Each teacher prepares his lesson plan from the beginning of the academic session and accordingly, he/ she maintains the progress and tries his best to complete the course in time.

    • The teaching- learning process is evaluated first by the HOD, then by the Academic Bursar and at last by the Principal, Head of the institution. Student’s feedback plays a vital role here.

    • There is a monthly, half- yearly and annual exam every year for all students. By the process advance learners and slow learners are identified and are taken care of properly for their skill development.




        1. How does IQAC contribute to improve the teaching –learning process?

    • The IQAC was started from the session 2007/08 just after the 1st accreditation of the institution to enhance the quality of teaching and learning process. It aims at the development of skill in the field of sports, music, debate, acting, interaction with communities and other curricular activities IQAC has been inspiring teachers to attend Orientation and Refresher courses and to run their research work actively for betterment of students. It makes the students and the public aware to protect environment, fight for right, to assure women dignity, to be free from superstition, to spread literacy and so on.




        1. How learning is made more student-centric? Give details on the support structures and systems available for teachers to develop skills like interactive learning, collaborative learning and independent learning among the students?

    • Learning is very much student-centric due to its interactive method and independent learning in general library and the Department seminar libraries LCD projectors with PPP are used by the teachers to attract their involvement. Smart board and internet are also used to motivate the students’ Group Discussion, seminar and extra mural lectures are also arranged to develop their skill and self confidence.

    • Study tours are organized by different departments to obtain practical knowledge of the fact or place what they know by theoretical learning in classrooms.

    • Students have free access to the books and journals in the library and are allowed to utilize internet for their independent learning.

        1. How does the institution nurture critical thinking, creativity and scientific temper among the students to transform them into life-long learners and innovators?

    • To nurture their thinking students are encouraged to contribute articles for the college magazine, wall magazines and local news papers. Seminars and extra-mural lectures are arranged and eminent resource persons are invited from other institutions competitions like GK, Debate, Essay, and Quiz are conducted to inspire students.

    • NSS and YRC units of the college arrange Blood Donation Camp, Awareness Programs Road Safety Programs, Relief Operations and Disaster Management Program during Natural Calamities. The Awareness Programs help students to remove their wrong notices and unhealthy social practices and make them Positive, Sympathetic, Innovative, Strong And Dynamic.

        1. What are the technologies and facilities available and used by the faculty for effective teaching? Eg: Virtual laboratories, e-learning - resources from National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) and National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NME-ICT), open educational resources, mobile education, etc.

    • For effective teaching the teachers use modern teaching aids like computers, internet projectors and ICT (Information and Communicative Technology).




        1. How are the students and faculty exposed to advanced level of knowledge and skills (blended learning, expert lectures, seminars, workshops etc.)?

    • The faculty members are exposed to advance level of knowledge by attending various Orientation and Refresher courses, Faculty Development Programs, seminars, conferences and workshops are organized by our university and by the universities outside our state, similarly the students keep themselves update by attending seminars, group discussions and workshops organized by the college.




        1. Detail (process and the number of students benefitted) on the academic, personal and psycho-social support and guidance services (professional counseling/ mentoring/ academic advise) provided to students?

    • The institution organizes program and invites resource persons for seminar to instill training to the students on banking, social service, skill development and so on. Teachers from respective departments shoulder the responsibility of different groups to provide them a list of opportunities like financial aid and scholarship, furthers higher studies. Teachers mentoring and guidance help a lot for their higher studies and placements.




        1. Provide details of innovative teaching approaches/methods adopted by the faculty during the last four years? What are the efforts made by the institution to encourage the faulty to adopt new and innovative approaches and the impact of such innovative practices on student learning?

    • Innovative teaching methods like computers internet and projectors and audio visual slides are used by the teachers to develop confidence in them.

        1. How are library resources used to augment the teaching-learning process?




    • The college library with more than 14,000 number of books contribute a lot to the teaching- learning process. Besides this, each Department has its own seminar books in the dept library meant for respective hons. students. The college library labeled as central library possesses a good number of books for all the students. Each year new books (both text and reference) are purchased from the fund provided by UGC and the college itself. Regularly transaction of books by teachers and the students improve the teaching learning process. Monthly magazines (both Odia and English) national journals and periodicals are provided to the students to improve their stranded A large number of students are benefitted daily by its two folded sections the daily reading room section and the Lending section of the Library.




        1. Does the institution face any challenges in completing the curriculum within the planned time frame and calendar? If ‘yes’, elaborate on the challenges encountered and the institutional approaches to overcome these.




    • The institution faces challenges most of the time due to natural calamities every year as the college is on the bank of Chilika Lake and miles away from the Bay of Bengal, Even if teaching is disrupted at the middle of the session due to some unavoidable situation, all the staff members take it a challenge and try their level best to restore it again and teachers arrange extra classes to complete their courses within the stipulated time.




        1. How does the institute monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching learning?




    • For the best evaluation of quality teaching the institution obtains feedback data from students and some parents After proper analysis and scrutiny necessary remedial measures are taken taking the approval of the HOD’s of different departments, Co-coordinator IQAC, Academic Bursar and the principal.

      1. Teacher Quality:

        1. Provide the following details and elaborate on the strategies adopted by the college in planning and management (recruitment and retention) of its human resource (qualified and competent teachers) to meet the changing requirements of the curriculum.

    • The college, being the Govt. aided institution obeys all the rules and regulations of DHE, Govt. of Odisha. The faculty members are recruited directly by the Service Selection Board as the guidelines of DHE, Odisha. Guest faculties are also appointed for a temporary period through advertisement (walk-in-interview) by the management of the college to meet the scarcity of teachers.



    • Faculty position of the Institution:

    Highest Qualification

    Professor

    Reader

    Lecturer

    Total

    Male

    Female

    Male

    Female

    Male

    Female




    Permanent Teachers

    Ph.D.

    --

    --

    --

    --

    03

    ---

    ---

    M.Phil

    ---

    --

    ---

    01

    04

    --

    --

    P.G.

    ---

    ---

    ---

    ---

    14

    08

    --

    Temporary Teachers

    Ph.D.

    ---

    ---

    ---

    ---

    ---

    ---

    ---

    M.Phil

    ---

    ---

    ---

    ---

    --

    ---

    ---

    P.G.

    ---

    ----

    ---

    ---

    ---

    ---

    --




        1. How does the institution cope with the growing demand/ scarcity of qualified senior faculty to teach new programmes/ modern areas (emerging areas) of study being introduced (Biotechnology, IT, Bioinformatics etc.)? Provide details on the efforts made by the institution in this direction and the outcome during the last three years.

    • Young qualified teachers are recruited by the management to meet the crunch of teachers. Being the freshers they are well equipped with the up to date knowledge to teach the students in a better innovative way.




        1. Providing details on staff development programmes during the last four years elaborate on the strategies adopted by the institution in enhancing the teacher quality.




    1. Nomination to staff development programmes

    Academic Staff Development Programmes

    Number of faculty nominated

    Refresher courses

    15

    HRD programmes

    2

    Orientation programmes

    2

    Staff training conducted by the university

    3

    Staff training conducted by other institutions

    3

    Summer / winter schools, workshops, etc.

    2




    1. Faculty Training programmes organized by the institution to empower and enable the use of various tools and technology for improved teaching-learning

    • The college organizes computer training programme for both the teaching & Non-teaching staff members to use advance technology for teaching learning process.

    1. Percentage of faculty

    • 80% of the faculty members are participated in seminars, national and international seminars, conference, workshops. It is the pride of the college as it has arranged one national seminar, one state level seminar and one state level workshop in the college.




        1. 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.)

    • UGC sponsored Minor Research Project contributes a lot to the faculty members. 04 numbers of faculty members have completed their project and 02 members continue their projects and at the verge of depositing it. Two faculty members published text books and reference books.




        1. 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.

    • Following members of the teaching staff have been awarded by Academic Bodies/ NGOs/ Voluntary Organisations for their valuable contribution to the Society and Literature.

    AWARDS RECEIVED BY THE FACULTY MEMBERS

    Name of the Person with designation

    Name of the Award

    Organisation

    Year of Award

    Dr. K. Ch. Moharana































        1. 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?

    • The evaluation process is based on feedback data given by students and parents. At the end of every academic session, it is analyzed and remedial measures are framed by the Principal after consulting the Co-ordinator, IQAC, Academic Bursar and Administrative Bursar.




      1. Evaluation Process and Reforms:

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

    • The evaluation process is well communicated to the parents by the calendar at the beginning of each academic session. Utkal University conducts three year degree (1+1+1) course and its annual examination each year for the smooth and fast publication of result. The university prepares central valuation of the answer scripts.




        1. 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?

    • The college holds regular Monthly Tests and Half Yearly Test before the Annual/ University Exam. to monitor the progress of the students and assess their improvement. After such Tests, students are informed about their status and they are shown their answer scripts so that they can know their flaws and rectify themselves.




        1. How does the institution ensure effective implementation of the evaluation reforms of the university and those initiated by the institution on its own?

    • There is a monthly test system to evaluate the standard of the students. By the process they are informed about their defects and errors so that they will be rectified.

    • The examination committee along with the Academic Bursar and the Principal meet time to time to review the evaluation process formed by the university

        1. Provide details on the formative and summative evaluation approaches adapted to measure student achievement. Cite a few examples which have positively impacted the system.

    Session

    Program

    No. of Students enrolled

    No. of students appeared

    No. of students passed

    % of successful students

    General

    Hons

    General

    Hons

    General

    Hons

    General

    Hons

    2010-11

    B.A.

    36

    73

    36

    73

    29

    72

    81

    99

    2011-12

    B.A.

    43

    68

    43

    68

    39

    57

    91

    84

    2012-13

    B.A.

    42

    71

    42

    71

    37

    61

    88

    86




        1. 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.

    • It is found that few students leave college at the middle of the academic session due to their financial crisis or when they get part time jobs as they are needy enough. But as a whole, performance of students in the final exam is very praiseworthy for each year few students get position among the best-tenth in the University and the pass percentage of the college is better than the percentage of the university.




        1. 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 behavioral aspects, independent learning, communication skills etc.

    • No internal assessment is implemented in the degree course rather the university conducts external assessment only at the end of each year. But due to value based education and communication. Skill programmes they develop a vision of their own relating to their behaviour and communication.




        1. Does the institution and individual teachers use assessment/evaluation 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.

    • As per the annual planning, the students face monthly test to know their stand. They are informed about their achievement and defects which lead them for their development. Before each annual exam they have to appear a test exam to know their development. After that they are properly trained for the final University exam.




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

    • In the college, the students have their full liberty to review their scripts taking permission from the Principal and the University creates the provision for review of answer scripts/ supply photo copies of answer scripts to the students on payments of the prescribed amount any problem in the evaluation process of they feel.





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