COE- Road Map

COE- Road Map

COE- Road Map

P.V.K.N. Govt. College, Chittoor – 517002

Andhra Pradesh

ROAD MAP TOWARDS EXCELLENCE

Submitted to

 Commissionerate of Collegiate Education,

Govt. of Andhra Pradesh,

5th Floor, BRKR Bhavan,

Hyderabad

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 

Introduction Centers of Excellence (CoE):

  • Department of Collegiate Education identified certain Govt. Degree Colleges, Private Aided, and Unaided Colleges covering all 13 districts to be groomed and developed as Centers of Excellence.

 

  • These colleges were identified based on the parameters like student strength, infrastructure facilities, faculty and their research experience, results obtained in the respective stream for the last three years and best practices followed.

 

  • The faculty members visited top ranking colleges in Hyderabad & Chennai to study the strengths of these colleges and identify the best practices adopted to groom their colleges into Centers of Excellence.

P.V.K.N. Govt. College, Chittoor is one of the colleges identified by the Commissioner of Collegiate Education, AP, Hyderabad to be developed as Centers of Excellence (CoE). After the visit of the top ranking colleges in Hyderabad and Chennai, the Principal and faculty have come to the conclusion to move the college further towards Centers of Excellence.          1 Profile of the College P.V.K.N. Govt. College, was established in the year 1961. The college was affiliated to Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati and the college was recognized by UGC under section 2(f) and 12 (B) in the year 1966.  The college is gratefully indebted to the distinguished former principals, who nurtured this institution into a citadel of learning. A spirit of sacrifice pervades the campus. With the noble effort of faculty, a good number of the alumni have become successful entrepreneurs, academicians, professionals, technocrats, defence personnel, etc., making their alma mater proud. The college has been designated as the Lead-College in the district to coordinate the academic and administrative activities of GDCs in the district. A wholesome breakthrough was made during 1998-99 when the need based and job-oriented restructured courses such as Computer Science, Computer Applications, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Communicative English were introduced. P.G. courses in Mathematics, Commerce, Organic Chemistry, M.Com., FM, Economics and Botany were started later on. With regard to infrastructure, the college has classrooms rooms, a spacious auditorium, four computer labs with 176 systems.  At present, the college is offering BA , B.Com. B.Sc, UG Groups in 22 different combinations and 06 PG courses besides 03 Career Oriented Courses. 1463 U.G. students and 223 P.G. students are pursuing their UG and PG programs during this academic year 2014-15. The teaching staff consists of 44 Regular, 09 Contract, 01 Part-time lecturer and 18 Guest faculty are delivering academic instructions that leads to enhancement of Quality education. 53 Non-teaching staff assisting in Administration for smooth running of the college. 2Best Practice observed in Hyderabad Colleges: 

  • A.V. College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Hyderabad

 

  • Certificate Courses & Self Supporting Courses
  • ICT Based Teaching
  • Research Centre Guidance
  • Core Labs
  • IQAC
  • Earn While you learn
  • 55% of students going for Higher Education
  • 23% Employment
  • Value Education Centre

 

  • Indian Institute of Management & Commerce, Hyderabad

 

  • Com. (Hons.)
  • ICT Based Teaching
  • Unique Commerce Lab
  • Medals by Alumni

 

  • Osmania University College for Women, Hyderabad

 

  • PG Courses
  • Qualified Faculty
  • Major Research Project
  • Cyber Café
  • CPE Status

 

  • St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College, Hyderabad

 

  • 17 Certificate Courses
  • Choice Based Credit System
  • Internet
  • Social Service Organization

3  Best Practice observed in Chennai Colleges: 

  • Ethiraj College for Women(A), Chennai.

 

  • Autonomous College
  • Continuous Assessment and Mentor Ratio
  • Research Centres and Research Supervisors
  • Hostel and 32,000 sq.ft Library.
  • IQAC and Free Noon Meal Scheme
  • Scholarships, Women Centric activities and Placement cell
  • Nutrition and Dieties
  • Participatory learning methods
  • Certificate courses and diploma courses in international languages
  • Good number of endowment lecturers
  • All classes supported with LCD
  • One credit point for extra-curricular activities
  • SWOT analysis for every two years for quality sustenance
  • Publications of departmental journals by all the departments

 

  • Stella Maris College(A), Chennai

 

  • Time Management
  • Autonomous College
  • Biometric, STAR Departments
  • Research Centres and Research Supervisors
  • Hostel, Library and Stellarchieves
  • IQAC
  • SMO – Stella Maris Organization
  • Value Education and Sangamam
  • Independent elective courses
  • Video conference facility
  • SMART teaching
  • Pathway program
  • RO and Waste water management
  • International collaborations
  • Internship for students

4

  • Presidency College, Chennai

 

  • 235 teachers with Ph.D.
  • Autonomous College
  • Continuous Assessment
  • Research Centres and Research Supervisors
  • Hostel and Library
  • IQAC
  • Scholarships
  • Student exchange programmes funded by government
  • One hour mandatory for games and sports
  • Collaborations with international research labs

 

  • The New College, Chennai

 

  • Autonomous College
  • Continuous Assessment
  • Research Centres and Research Supervisors
  • Hostel and Library
  • IQAC
  • Scholarships
  • Foreign languages as one Second language.

                      5Name of the College: P.V.K.N. Govt. College, Chittoor  List of Consolidated Activities / Best Practices: The activities are classified into three categories.

  • Activities which are already in practice in the college.
  • Activities which are not practiced by college and are planned to be implemented in the college. Action plan for implementation is submitted in 3 phases.
  • Other Activities which are practiced in the college.

Activities which are already in practice in the college: Activity / Best PracticeStatus of the College6 7 8                   9Activities which are not practiced by college and are planned to be implemented in the college. Action plan for implementation is submitted in 3 phases  10 Practices that require no financial assistance: 11 Practices that require financial assistance:               12Practices that require no financial assistance:   13Practices that require financial assistance:                  14              15 Practices that require no financial assistance:  Practices that require financial assistance:    16

  1. No.
Content Page No.
1 Introduction 1
2 Profile of the College 2
3 Best Practices observed in top ranking colleges in Hyderabad 3
4 Best Practices observed in top ranking colleges in Chennai 4-5
5 List of Activities / Best Practices implemented / to be implemented 7-9
6 Action Plan-I Phase (Sep-Dec-2014) 10-12
7
  1. Academic Programmes
8
  1. Infrastructure
9 Action Plan – II Phase (Jan-March, 2015) 13-14
10
  1. Academic Programmes
11
  1. Infrastructure
12 Action Plan – III Phase (April-June 2015) 15-16
13
  1. Academic Programmes
14
  1. Infrastructure
15 Annexures
  1. No.
1 Decentralized governance through working in groups / committee es YesThe Decentralized governance is already under implementation through various committees such as

Restructured Courses Committee,

Students’ Union,

Library Committee,

Games & Sports Committee,

NAAC & IQAC, CPDC, UGC,

Women Empowerment Cell,

Grievance Redressal Cell,

PG Courses Advisory committees,

Remedial Coaching committee

Equal Opportunity Cell

Helpline Centre

NCC/NSS

Alumni Association

Magazine Committee

MANA TV

Estate Maintenance Committee

Cultural Committee

Voter Enrollment Committee

Science Association

Arts Association

Language Association

Commerce Association

JKC Committee

Discipline and Anti-Ragging Committee

Examination Committee

Inter-Faculty Forum

Audio-Visual Committee

Consumer Club,

Eco Club,

Red Ribbon Club and

Students Representative Committee

  1. No.
Activity / Best Practice Status of the College
2 Placement ambassadors for effective placements in companies / industry Yes – JKC Coordinator and its committee members, HR Mentor and one Industrialist from CPDC
3 Training the students in Interview Skills and Soft Skills by placement officers / HR Managers from software companies YesJKC and Career Guidance Cell conducting training programs is being given to the students in various skills for employability and HR managers are invited to train and encourage the students for recruitment
4 Educating one illiterate adult by one student Yes, this exercise is being done by NSS Volunteers
5 Use of You-Tube as teaching tool Yes, this practice is already under implementation in a few subjects and it will be spread over to the rest of the departments.
6 Awareness drive on use of medicinal plants YesBotany Department is creating awareness through their research projects, publications, and paper presentations in seminars, workshops, etc.
7 Growing medicinal plants in College Botanical Garden YesThe Department of Botany is growing Medicinal plants in Botanical garden in the college premises.
8 Presentation of saplings in place of bouquets YesSince the college is eco-friendly institution, the practice of presenting saplings in place of bouquets is being followed for the past ten years
9 Participatory learning methods AdoptingQuiz, seminars and debates
10 SWOT analysis for every year for quality sustenance and Implementation Yes, implementing
11 Water harvesting Yes, the college is having a rain water harvesting structure in the department of Chemistry and the storage capacity is more than 10,000 litres. It will be used as distilled water for doing practicals.
  1. No.
Activity / Best Practice Status of the College
12 Feedback from academic peers / students Feedback from students with respect to faculty on academic performance
13 Expanding consultancy Yes.Exists in the department of Chemistry and it is be extended to some other departments in due course.
14 Membership in scholarly bodies Few staff members are members of scholarly bodies. Will be extended to other members also
15 Strengthening Alumni Association for its more participation Registered Alumni, striving for further strengthening
16 Steps to get UGC recognition / more fund UGC recognized and received funds from UGC XII Plan
17 Better maintenance of office records Yes, Maintaining
18 Initiate a scheme of best student award Yes, Giving Endowment prizes for various subjects
19 Establishment & Strengthening of IQAC Yes, Under process
20 More endowment / Cash prizes for students Yes, giving Endowment prizes
21 Experiential learning Yes, offering in Science departments
22 Project based learning, learning with advanced equipment Yes, all departments are giving project & teaching through ICT
23 Teacher Quality Training Programmes Yes, faculty attended Orientation and Refresher courses at various universities
24 Strengthening of personal counseling Yes, mentoring system is in existence
25 Computerization of Office Yes, automated
26 Conduct of regional /state / national seminars Yes, conducting every year with the assistance of UGC
  1. No.
Activity / Best Practice Status of the College
27 Industry Institution Interaction Yes, Commerce department, Career and Placement cell is implementing
28 Ward System Yes, Guiding and counseling the students by the way of ward system from time to time
29 Plantation of trees Yes, it is a common feature (NCC / NSS)
30 Blood donation Yes, it is a common feature (NCC / NSS)
31 CIA (Continuous Internal Assessment) Yes, it is a common feature
32 NCC Yes, two units are existing. One more is needed exclusively for girls.
33 Research Centre Yes, Chemistry and Commerce are the Research Centres guiding for M.Phil and Ph.D.
34 RO System Yes, Two systems one in BA wing and another in B.Com. wing with a capacity of 250 litres per hour.
35 Biometric Yes, Existing for Teaching and Non-teaching staff
  1. No.
Best Practice Suggested by CCE Status in the College If no, time lines for implementation
Phase – I (From Sept – Dec 2014)
1 Practice of donating handful of rice by students No This will be implemented from 2nd October, 2014
2 New Add on Courses No Proposed to implement in I Phase
3 Guest Lectures by Industry Experts No Proposed to implement in I Phase
4 Workshop based teaching, peer teaching, expert lecture series No Proposed to implement in I Phase
5 Selection of annual social themes for outreach programmes No Proposed to implement in I Phase
6 Pathway programmes No Proposed to implement in I Phase
7 Freshers’ talent hunt No Proposed to implement in I Phase
8 Saturday – notified as Activity Day No Will be implemented in Phase I
9 Weekly students assembly for exchange of innovative ideas, providing information on college activities and competitions outside No Will be implemented in Phase I
10 Constitution of student Quality Circle for getting feedback on quality of reaching, infrastructural facilities, etc. No Will be implemented in Phase I
11 Observation of Vehicle free day once in a month No Will be implemented from this month onwards
12 Observation of Plastic free day once in a month No Will be implemented from this month onwards
13 Preparation of a vision plan for the institution No Will be implemented in Phase I
14 College News Letter thrice in a year No Will be implemented in Phase I
  1. No.
Best Practice Suggested by CCE Status in the College If no, time lines for implementation
15 Insurance coverage to students No Will be implemented in Phase I
16 Education dropouts in slums No Will be implemented in Phase I
17 Photos of Best Alumnae to be archived No Will be implemented in Phase I
18 Differently abled students centre No Will be implemented in Phase I
  1. No.
Best Practice Suggested by CCE Status in the College If no, time lines for implementation
Phase – I (From Sept – Dec 2014)
1 Practice of donating handful of rice by students No This will be implemented from 2nd October, 2014
2 Pathway programmes No Proposed to implement in I Phase
3 Freshers’ talent hunt No Proposed to implement in I Phase
4 Saturday – notified as Activity Day No Will be implemented in Phase I
5 Weekly students assembly for exchange of innovative ideas, providing information on college activities and competitions outside No Will be implemented in Phase I
6 Constitution of student Quality Circle for getting feedback on quality of reaching, infrastructural facilities, etc. No Will be implemented in Phase I
7 Observation of Vehicle free day once in a month No Will be implemented from this month onwards
8 Observation of Plastic free day once in a month No Will be implemented from this month onwards
9 Preparation of a vision plan for the institution No Will be implemented in Phase I
10 College News Letter thrice in a year No Will be implemented in Phase I
11 Insurance coverage to students No Will be implemented in Phase I
  1. No.
Best Practice Suggested by CCE Status in the College If no, time lines for implementation
12 Education dropouts in slums No Will be implemented in Phase I
13 Photos of Best Alumnae to be archived No Will be implemented in Phase I
14 Differently abled students centre No Will be implemented in Phase I
  1. No.
Best Practice Suggested by CCE Status in the College If no, time lines for implementation
Phase – I (From Sept – Dec 2014)
1 New Add on Courses No Proposed to implement in I Phase
2 Guest Lectures by Industry Experts No Proposed to implement in I Phase
3 Workshop based teaching, peer teaching, expert lecture series No Proposed to implement in I Phase
4 Selection of annual social themes for outreach programmes No Proposed to implement in I Phase
  1. No.
Best Practice Suggested by CCE Status in the College If no, time lines for implementation
Phase – II (From Jan – March 2015)
1 Ph.D. Registration by Faculty Yes, few members registered Proposed in Phase II
2 Coaching for NET/SLET / PG / other competitive Exams Yes Proposed to strengthen during Phase II
3 Submission of proposals for 16 Major / Minor Research Projects Yes, few members registered Proposed in Phase II
4 Staff / student exchange programme funded by government No Proposed in Phase II
5 Better toilet facilities Yes, but need support Proposed in Phase II
6 Observation of College Open Day (display of projects and college activities to general public) once in a year No It will be observed on College Day as public visit the college on that day
7 Regular publication of college magazine No Proposed in Phase II
  1. No.
Best Practice Suggested by CCE Status in the College If no, time lines for implementation
Phase – II (From Jan – March 2015)
1 Ph.D. Registration by Faculty Yes, few members registered Proposed in Phase II
2 Submission of proposals for 16 Major / Minor Research Projects Yes, few members registered Proposed in Phase II
3 Observation of College Open Day (display of projects and college activities to general public) once in a year No It will be observed on College Day as public visit the college on that day
4 Staff / student exchange programme funded by government No Proposed in Phase II
  1. No.
Best Practice Suggested by CCE Status in the College If no, time lines for implementation
Phase – II (From Jan – March 2015)
1 Coaching for NET/SLET / PG / other competitive Exams Yes Proposed to strengthen during Phase II
2 Better toilet facilities Yes, but need support Proposed in Phase II
3 Regular publication of college magazine No Proposed in Phase II
  1. No.
Best Practice Suggested by CCE Status in the College If no, time lines for implementation
Phase – III (From April – June 2015)
1 Better waiting room facility to ladies No, needed funds from Accumulated for construction Proposed to implement in III Phase
2 Large number of Endowment lectures No Mobilize funds from philanthropists – implemented in Phase III
3 Report writing programmes by college No Proposed to introduce Certificate Course in III Phase
4 Establishment of Commerce laboratory No Proposed to implement in III phase
5 Conferment of autonomy No 2015-16 academic year
6 Activities session 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm No Proposed to implement in III Phase
7 Sanskrit with all Dravidian Language No Proposed to implement in III Phase
8 Cyber café No Proposed to implement in III Phase
9 Vermi Compost No Proposed to implement in III Phase
  1. No.
Best Practice Suggested by CCE Status in the College If no, time lines for implementation
Phase – III (From April – June 2015)
1 Large number of Endowment lectures No Mobilize funds from philanthropists – implemented in Phase III
2 Conferment of autonomy No 2015-16 academic year
3 Activities session 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm No Proposed to implement in III Phase
4 Sanskrit with all Dravidian Language No Proposed to implement in III Phase
5 Cyber café No Proposed to implement in III Phase
6 Vermi Compost No Proposed to implement in III Phase
  1. No.
Best Practice Suggested by CCE Status in the College If no, time lines for implementation
Phase – III (From April – June 2015)
1 Better waiting room facility to ladies No, needed funds from Accumulated for construction Proposed to implement in III Phase
2 Report writing programmes by college No Proposed to introduce Certificate Course in III Phase
3 Establishment of Commerce laboratory No Proposed to implement in III phase