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Student performance and Learning Outcomes

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Student performance and Learning Outcomes

  1. Does the college have clearly stated learning outcomes? If ‘yes’ give details on how the students and staff are made aware of these?

  • As it is a rural based college the institution has the mission to provide higher education to the rural poor and to produce the competent future citizens with the qualities to face the globalised world in addition to the spiritual development.

  • The output of the students is appreciable.

  • Besides these the students are involved in extracurricular activities and community development programs. NSS and YRC find play a vital role in this regard.

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

  • In each year, the following schedule is implemented.

  • Monthly tests are conducted to make the students aware of the pattern of questions that they are going to face in the Annual examination.

  • Before every Annual Examination there is a Test examination system to evaluate the standard of the students and to know the weakness so that they can be rectified for their further development.

  • Seminars are conducted weekly for the students to learn organizing skill, creativity and art of presentation of papers in systematic way.

      1. What are the measures/initiatives taken up by the institution to enhance the social and economic relevance (quality Jobs, entrepreneurship, innovation and research aptitude) of the courses offered?

  • Faculty members are always at the end to guide the student for the development of their skill and personality to avail higher studies and jobs.

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

  • As the students come from rural areas with their Odia medium background, the college arranges programs for the development of their communicative skill especially in English. Remedial and extra class of are taken for the weaker sections.

  • Communication skill classes are arranged under the department of English for the students there are weak in the communication skill.

  • Special attention is given to the students who are lacking in their corresponding course/ subjects by arranging remedial & extra classes.

      1. How does the institution monitor and ensure the achievement of learning outcomes

  • The institutions gets the result from the University through e-system and evaluate the outcome. Students securing highest mark in the college and students securing highest mark in Hons. subject are awarded and facilitated by the college in Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony.

      1. What are the graduates attributes specified by the college/affiliating university? How does the college ensure the attainment of these by the students?

  • Students not only get education from books, they are instilled with humane humanity through value based education with the commitment to serve the community.

      1. Some other relevant information regarding Teaching-Learning and Evaluation that our institution possess;

  • The institution has a rural background and more than fifty percent of students come from fishermen community.

  • Teachers take extra strain to equip them with Spoken English/ Communicative Skill.

  • Seminars, remedial classes and group discussions are conducted for their better learning.






    1. Promotion of Research

      1. Does the institution have recognized research center/s of the affiliating University or any other agency/organization?

  • Even if the college has no recognized research center of the affiliating University, faculty members from History, Philosophy, and Education are awarded Ph. D. degree by the Utkal University.

      1. 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.

  • The college has a research committee consisting of 5 sincere members including the Principal. It monitors and reviews the process of research work and emphasizes on timely submission of the reports. It scrutinises and the proposal of synopsis of MRP before recommending to UGC.

      1. What are the measures taken by the institution to facilitate smooth progress and implementation of research schemes/projects?

  • For the smooth progress of research work they are given autonomy to continue the project and to complete it in time.

  • Fund is being received by the Principal and released to the Principal investigator to run the project.

  • The college has a nice library with a good number of book that helps them for their research work.

  • Internet facility in the college adds another support to their research work.

  • Timely submission of utilization certificates.

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

  • Seminars are organized by different departments to encourage students for their Higher Studies. Students, eminent academicians are invited as resource persons to inspire the students.

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

  • Six faculty members of this college are at present availing MRP funded by the UGC and three others have availed the same earlier.

      1. 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 organised five UGC sponsored state level seminars where students and staff members have actively participated and exchanged the ideas.

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    Organising Dept



    Level of the Seminar


    Women Empowerment


    Value Based Education




  • In addition to UGC sponsored seminars eminent resource persons and professors are invited to deliver talks and intensive interaction takes place among the faculty members, students and the resource persons.

      1. Provide details of prioritised research areas and the expertise available with the institution.

  • No

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

  • Eminent researchers as resource persons are enlisted for seminars and they interact with students and teachers to develop an appealing academic atmosphere.

      1. 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 is available in the institution but due to the scarcity of faculty members, the teachers continue their research work in addition their class work in the college.

      1. 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)


    1. Resource Mobilization for Research

      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 such funding in provision for the research work in the institution.

      1. 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?

  • There is no seed money provision to the faculty in the institution.

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

  • There is no such provision available to support student research projects.

      1. 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.

  • Teachers are very well engaged in their research work Six of the faculty members have completed their Ph. D and seven faculty members are at the verge of their thesis submission and a few members are pursuing their Ph. D work. Seven Minor Research projects have already been completed and another two are under process. All of them try their best to complete their work in time.

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

  • The institution ensures the optimal use of instruments and books by the staff and students. After completion of MRP the concerned faculty members deposit their books in the college central library for the best use by the students and staff.

      1. Has the institution received any special grants or finances from the industry or other beneficiary agency for developing research facility? If ‘yes’ give details.

  • No special grant/ finances has been received from any industry or agency for developing research facility.

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

  • The teachers are informed properly in time when UGC notifies any provision for any research work like MRP/projects.

    1. Research Facilities

      1. What are the research facilities available to the students and research scholars within the campus?

  • Both the central library of the college and the departmental seminar library have adequate books for the reference of research work.

  • Internet facility provides a major aid to the research work of the teachers and students.

      1. 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?

  • In addition to UGC, the college also takes measures to purchase new books, journals for the need of the advanced learners and researchers.

      1. 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 provisions of research facilitation are available outside the campus.

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

  • No, there is no research facility available to students outside the campus.

      1. Provide details on the library/ information resource centre or any other facilities available specifically for the researchers?

  • The library opens from 10 AM every day except holidays and closes at 4.30 PM. If needed by the researchers it also opens on holidays taking the permission of the Principal.

      1. What are the collaborative research facilities developed / created by the research institutes in the college. For ex. Laboratories, library, instruments, computers, new technology etc.

  • Library internet and computer technology are helpful for intra-departmental research and inter-departmental research for both the teachers and students.

    1. Research Publications and Awards

      1. Highlight the major research achievements of the staff and students in terms of

  • The research studies and surveys are very much beneficial to the community.

  • The research relating to socio-economical issue of the fishermen community provides new initiatives for the social and economical development of the students.

  • Initiatives has been taken by the college to invite the college to invite District Industries Centre for creating awareness in the college by means of orientation, workshop for promoting young entrepreneurs.

  • The students after orientation get opportunities to be trained by different small scale industries for strainthing small scale industries in there are of interest.

      1. 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?

  • Research journals are not published by the college but research articles of the staff members are published in the National and state–level journals. Even two of our teaching members publish their books for the reference of research studies.

      1. Give details of publications by the faculty and students:

  • Publication per faculty 03

  • Number of papers published by faculty and students in peer reviewed journals (national / international) 21

  • 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 : 03

  • Books Edited : 15

  • Books with ISBN/ISSN numbers with details of publishers : NIL

  • Citation Index : NIL

  • SNIP : NIL

  • SJR : NIL

  • Impact factor : NIL

  • h-index : NIL

      1. Provide details (if any) of

  • Research awards received by the faculty : NIL

  • Recognition received by the faculty from reputed professional bodies and agencies, nationally and internationally : NIL

  • Incentives given to faculty for receiving state, national and international recognitions for research contributions. : NIL

    1. Consultancy

      1. Give details of the systems and strategies for establishing institute-industry interface?

  • There is no such system for establishing institute-industry interface.

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

  • Sometimes the members of the institution help the nearby colleges if they need so in case of admission and examination. The most important contribution comes from NSS unit that organizes many program arranging inter-college camps. Inter-college competitions among students. Teachers participate with Chilika Development Authority while undertaking the project work relating to Chilika and its environment.

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

  • When teachers and non-teachers participate in any consultancy services, they are encouraged by providing duty leave and some times letter of appreciation are given to them by the Principal to inspire them.

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

  • Two members of our staff have been deputed for Dolphin Census Programme is Chilika. Other members are also participating in socio-economic survey and conduct general and panchayat elections.

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

  • As it is the honorary consultancy there is no provision of sharing the income generated through it.

    1. Extension Activities and Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR)

      1. How does the institution promote institution-neighborhood-community network and student engagement, contributing to good citizenship, service orientation and holistic development of students?

  • Through NSS and YRC the college undertakes a good number of programs like literacy awareness, Free Medical Checkup, Swaschha-Bharat Abhijan, Blood Donation, Anti Tobacco Awareness, Awareness On Hazards due to the use of Polyethene, Orientation on Active Citizenship Program, Game competition with Community Advantage of small savings and other health-care, child care and gender related programmes.

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

  • The institution in the beginning of each academic session selects and enrolls the volunteers of NSS, YRC units and the teachers-in-charge of these units maintain the track record and the list of social activities performed.

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

  • Besides the general Body members, the college invites parents, guardians and the local dignitaries to the college on different occasions and in turn the college entertains their valuable suggestions even the Alumni Association contributes a lot in this regard by their active participation.

      1. 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 wildlife Division sanctioned a funding of Rs.12,000/- for organizing programmes on the Protection of Migratory Birds through cycle rally and street plays. This program creates a fruitful impact on the stake holders of Chilika (2011).

  • The wildlife Division of Chilika sanctioned a sum of Rs.5000/- in 2014 to organize awareness program on the Protection of Migratory Birds in the month of December.

  • The Department of Higher Education in collaboration with NSS funded a sum of Rs. 20,000/- in 2012 to organize leadership programs for the young students.

  • The college also organized different extension program like blood donation camp in collaboration with Ama Odisha every year for the cause of the down trader people of the society.

      1. How does the institution promote the participation of students and faculty in extension activities including participation in NSS, NCC, YRC and other National/ International agencies?

  • The students are encouraged to participate in several extension programmes of NSS & YRC through motivation programme and are also awarded in the college functions for their successful participation and commendable contribution to the community.

  • The faculty members are also provided incentives to take charge of NSS & YRC units of the college.

      1. Give details on social surveys, research or extension work (if any) undertaken by the college to ensure social justice and empower students from under-privileged and vulnerable sections of society?

  • The faculty members of the college have conducted Socio-Economic Survey in Chilika Block, sponsored by The Panchayatraj department , Govt. of Odisha.

      1. Reflecting on objectives and expected outcomes of the extension activities organized by the institution, comment on how they complement students’ academic learning experience and specify the values and skills inculcated.

  • The college organizes Environmental Awareness Program in collaboration with Motor Boat Association and CDA as the theme Save Chilika, Save Nature, and No Polythene, No Pollution. The NSS volunteers also organized extension activities in nearby villages which develops the personality of students through camp.

      1. How does the institution ensure the involvement of the community in its reach out activities and contribute to the community development? Detail on the initiatives of the institution that encourage community participation in its activities?

  • The extension activities of the institution inspire the community to involve them in institutional activities. Through their activities the students help the poor uneducated farmers and the socially, economically and educationally in backward communities by bridging the gap between the Govt. officials and stakeholders of the community, so that the common people of the rural area are able to merge in the main stream of the society.

  • As they are ignorant of the up to date Govt. schemes, opportunities meant for them the students through their extension activities make them aware of this by organising camps and interacting with them.

  • The state Govt., the central Govt., some private agencies provide a number of schemes for the financial benefit of the students of the community. Through these linkage activity of college with village they get an early access to avail such financial opportunities from the respective sources.

      1. Give details on the constructive relationships forged (if any) with other institutions of the locality for working on various outreach and extension activities.

  • The NSS unit of the college has under taken the major project with the theme save Chilika, Save Nature and Save Chilika, Save Birds for the conservation of the Chilika Lake, the largest Brackish Lagoon of Asia. In addition to it the college has taken up a number of community based activities in collaboration with Chilika Development Authority, Fishers Training Institute, Kalijai Motor Boat Association, Kalijai fish Merchants Association, Balugaon NAC and other NGOS to work for the cause of the up gradation of the poor backward and downtrodden people residing on the bank of Chilika.

  • Every year in winter the students move to different villages of the periphery of Chilika to create awareness among the people for the protection of environment and cultural Heritage through cycle-rally, foot rally, street rally, street play, Group discussion and organizing competitions among the School Children.

  • The college also invites the students of local college to work together on the common cause of community.

      1. Give details of awards received by the institution for extension activities and/contributions to the social/community development during the last four years.

  • The NSS unit of the college under the leadership of Dr. K.C. Maharana has been awarded with State NSS Award for the session 2013-14 for commendable contribution in social service for nation building. Dr. Moharana has also been awarded by several NGOs for his contribution to community.

  • Dr. K.C. Moharana has also been awarded by Balugaon NAC for outreach extension activities in urban slums under Balugaon NAC.

  • Sri Babul Ranasingh, Miss Barsarani Naik, Premalata Behera, Namita Moharana, Sovan Biswal, Kumudini Pradhan have won several state awards for their commitment for community and nation building.

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