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Preface

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A dream of founder Sri Vundavilli Satyanarayana Murthy, V.S.M. College started in a sprawling campus of 14 acres in the outskirts of Ramachandrapuram. The college was established by the “Ramachandrapuram Education Society”, registered in October 1965. The institution was started in 1966 with the permission of the Director of Higher Education and was recognized by the UGC under 2(F) and 12(B). V.S.M. College is a grant-in-aid, co-education institution affiliated to Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. The college now offers 6 Under Graduate courses and 7 Post Graduate courses. It has strength of 1687 students, 76 teaching staff and 67 non-teaching staff. The college was established with a clear vision and mission. As one of the pioneering institutions of higher learning with a vision of providing access to the students of rural and underprivileged to higher education with an aim of providing high quality education at minimum cost through optimal utilization of available resources. The institution is very much aware that the dimensions and quality of education keep on changing with time and quality cannot be assessed by a single yard stick. Rather it can be monitored through the change in rational 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 social responsibility and research for the future. The college is governed by the managing committee which consists of a team of efficient leaders who strive hard to achieve the vision, mission and objectives. They work on implementing adequate finance and infrastructure to reinforce success of the institution. This year V.S.M. College steps into the 48th year of its existence and service to the society. The college was first accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council in 2008 and was awarded B grade with 2.33 CGPA. The college strives to enhance quality and sustain excellence while equipping the students to meet the challenges of higher education in India. In 2010 the UGC conferred on V.S.M. College with the status of College with Potential for Excellence. The college has now geared itself for the second cycle of accreditation. The period of 2012-13 has been one of the reviews, analysis and self- appraisal for the college. This self-appraisal has been conducted as a collective participatory team work in which the entire college community is involved. The present Self Study Report (SSR) is an outcome of one year exercise, effort and hard work. The analysis provided in the SSR is based on the data collected, compiled and verified from 2008 to 2013. The SSR has been prepared by the guidelines given in the new manual of NAAC with effect from May 2012. The SSR has been prepared with utmost sincerity and honesty to the best of our knowledge and belief. The SSR document includes preface, executive summary, profile of the institution, criterionwise evaluation reports, and department-wise evaluation reports and certificates. PRINCIPAL

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Executive Summary

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The institution was established in 1966 and has its dynamicity at all levels. One level is its infrastructure and other is its academic expansion and extension. The college witnessed phenomenal growth of infrastructure and other facilities during the last 47 years in view of fast changing educational and economic scenario throughout the world. Having setup impressive infrastructural facilities and assembled a dynamic and competent faculty team, the college has reached a stage of consolidation and is poised for qualitative growth, research contribution, autonomy, curricular innovation, community and industrial interactions etc, which will enable it also to become a resource centre offering a variety of need based programmes updating programmes in areas of its interest. Major Milestones: UG Courses Started 1966

1966

College Established

UGC Recognition 2(F) and 12(B)

1974 PG Courses Started

1975

Professional Courses Started 1991

Silver Jubilee Year

1993

CPE Status 2008

2010

2013

NAAC NAAC Accreditation Re-Accreditation („B‟ grade)

V.S.M. College, Ramachandrapuram is a premier educational Institution. In this prestigious college, everyone is dedicated to the motto “VIDYA VIJAYATETARAM‟‟. The Vision and Mission of the institution are permanently displayed on the large notice board in the college premises and college website. Our institution is a fast growing hub of wide range of courses being offered in the traditional, professional and job-oriented streams. Our college is affiliated to Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. So, we follow the syllabi designed and developed by the university under consultation with the faculty of this reputed institution.  Three members of our faculty are Members of Board of Studies constituted by the university.  There is a centralized procedure of systematization of syllabus-division, teachinglearning practices, internal assessment and evaluation.  Our institution offers bridge courses exclusively for the students of first year UG and PG.  The Institution has provided latest infrastructure for ICT, hardware and software. ICT enabled technology is being used by faculty members to make teaching learning process fruitful and effective.  To cater the needs and interests of the students and to provide mobility within the department, most of the major departments offer elective subjects to be chosen by the students. Enrichment courses are offered on various emerging areas in each V.S.M. College

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department. These courses are normally offered to interested students beyond working hours. NSS, NCC and Red Ribbon Cell are actively engaged in integrating academic programmes and institution goals and objectives. Women Empowerment Centre is engaged in conducting various activities for empowerment of women. The institution organises various co-curricular activities in the form of seminars, workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions related to the courses of study. The Placement Cell assesses the needs of entrepreneurs and prepares a comprehensive training module to equip the outgoing students with necessary skills. The institution collects feedback from alumni, parents, employees, industries, academic peers and community by providing Questionnaire every year.

The college stands committed to make teaching and learning “Student Centric” which makes the students to think, analyze, be independent, original and creative. The college ensures the competency of staff and helps the faculty to develop continuously. It promotes social awareness among students leading to commitment, action and ensures a jest in scientific evaluation process. The admission process of the college is absolutely transparent. The admission policy of the institution is in accordance with the policies of the Government and University. Our attempt is to infuse more of diversity into the admission process without compromising our quest for excellence. Learning methods encourage students‟ participation through project work, microteaching, internship, guided library work, training in relevant software and e-learning. Teaching innovation through modern teaching aids and ICT facilities make the learning process more student-friendly.  English Language Laboratory has been provided with latest Comprehensive Software Package of Globarena Company to develop the Communication Skills, Personality Development and Grammar Skills.  Industrial and study tours help the students in augmenting their knowledge on various topics besides focusing on application of various theories.  The teaching faculty is deputed for Refresher Courses, Orientation Courses, Seminars and Workshops to update their knowledge. The teachers are motivated to participate in various conferences, seminars, workshops and deputed to various training programmes. Recruitment process of permanent faculty is conducted by Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission as per the guidelines and norms of the UGC. For recruiting faculty members on ad-hoc basis, rules and regulations laid down by the UGC/State Government are strictly adhered to. The college has a total of 76 (Government aided – 12 and Permanent faculty appointed by Management– 64) faculty members of which 57 are male and 19 female.

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Identification of slow and advanced learners is made by the faculty on the basis of classroom interactions by marks, grades in internal and public examinations. Remedial and tutorial classes are arranged for slow and differently-abled learners. Advanced learners are encouraged to undertake Study Projects, present papers in Seminars, participate in Group Discussions on Current Trends and Surveys.  College has two excellent libraries. In each library, a separate reading hall, reference section, text book section and periodical section are maintained. In addition, the library subscribed INFLIBNET and DELNET consortium providing free access to a large number of online journals and books.  These Libraries are enriched with books, reference books, magazines and journals, back volumes, project works and dissertations including e-books and e-journals. In addition to the conventional library books, the institution is proud of purchase Encyclopedia Britanica, Americana and McGraw-hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, a huge collection of rare reference books and National Geographical magazines to augment the teaching learning process of both the faculty and the students.  The management provided computers with internet facility to all departments. The personal ID was provided to the entire faculty to gain access to the N-List provided by INFLIBNET. The college constituted a Research Committee which encourages the individual teachers to undertake research projects. The college has its limitations in bringing about any advancement in terms of „Research Consultancy and Extension Activities‟ for the students as the UG students are least related to research activities. However, for the sake of the faculty improvement and quality enhancement, the college management has been very particular in insisting on their research activities to be supported meticulously.  The faculty is encouraged to pursue and complete doctoral work for which they are granted study leave with full pay through UGC Faculty Development Programme. The faculty is granted special leave for attending conferences to present papers. .  During the last five years Twelve research papers have been published by the faculty in refereed journals.  The faculty completed three minor research projects amounting to about Rs.4,00,000/-.  Two major and one minor research project of about Rs.19,01,400/- are going on.  In order to encourage research, during the last five years the college has spent Rs. 2,85,96,960/- on the purchase of books, equipment and other infrastructural facilities.  75 National Journals and one International Journal are available in the college library for the use of students and researchers.

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 Various departments of Science have procured sophisticated equipment like HPLC, AAS, FTIR etc. and apparatus in order to carry out research activity and development.  The institution has Instrumentation Laboratory to facilitate higher level research in the Institution. Collaborative research has been taken up by the college with the following organizations. 1. Dr. YSR Horticulture University, Venkataramannagudem, W.G. District in Tissue culture handling. 2. Central Institution of Fisheries Education, Yetimoga, Kakinada for giving training on Crab Culture, Prawn Culture and Breeding Techniques. 3. State Institution of Fisheries Technology, Kakinada for giving training to the students in Utilization of PCR and Fishing Crafts & Gears. 4. Solar Systems, Sarpavaram, Kakinada for giving training in Solar Cell Repair and proper utilization of Solar Cells. 5. Artos Soft Drinks Ltd, Ramachandrapuram provides collaboration in study projects, industrial visits and practical training by experts to the students. 6. Aruna Automobile Ltd, Kakinada provides collaboration to develop academics with industry & practical training by experts and managing members of every branch (like Marketing, Human Resources, Finance) to the students. Consultancy services are rendered by all departments at free of cost. Certificate courses in Tailoring, Embroidery and Designing are conducted in the campus and some house wives had also participated and benefited. The institution ensures involvement of the students and faculty with the community through NCC, NSS, Eco-club and Red Ribbon Club etc. The institution contributes to society by conducting programmes and special drives in the form of social awareness, awareness towards development issues, gender equity and awareness against social evils.  A number of students of the college participated as volunteers in tree plantation programmes, blood donation camps, AIDS awareness programmes and many other programmes of social relevance.  The N.S.S. Unit adopts villages every year and organizes a special camp for 10 days to upgrade the social fabric of every slum/colony nearby, so that a serious awareness is created in the minds of all students and community as well.  Eco club takes the responsibility of environmental education both in and outside the college. Rally is taken up to educate the people about the hazards caused to the surroundings and how to overcome them.

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The college has created and enhanced infrastructure for extracurricular activities. The institution has developed many play courts for all types of games and 200mts, 400mts athletic running track.  The college has a well equipped Gymnasium.  Our college management constructing an Indoor Stadium with wooden floor with the help of UGC, CPE funds.  The college has separate boys and girls hostel buildings with all facilities.  There is a panel of doctors who visit the college on call to attend in case of emergency.  The college has established its own RO water plant for supply of pure drinking water to the staff, students and public. Constant supply of safe drinking water is available in the college for every floor, rest rooms, all departments and in the hostel. The institution established two computer centres with 20 systems each to all the faculty and the students. The college has one Seminar Hall having 200 seating capacity and fully equipped with audio visual facilities. The college has a Placement and Career Guidance Cell. A separate vehicle stand is maintained for parking vehicles of students and staff. The institution is making all round efforts to provide necessary assistance to students for facilitating their holistic progression. It makes efforts to facilitate progression of the students towards gainful employment. For this purpose, different skill development programmes are conducted in the campus. Welfare measures taken by the college are in the form of scholarship, fee concession, medical support and infrastructural support of differently-abled students. There is a Grievance Redressal Cell which is vested with the authority to redress any type of grievances raised by the students. Citizen Charter has been prepared and displayed at important locations in the campus and college website. Students enthusiastically participate in sports, games, cultural and other extra curriculum activities. Many of them have been conferred with medals and trophies in the events/competitions held at inter-college and inter university levels. The Career Guidance and Placement Cell organize motivation and training programmes for the benefit of the students. The students are advised to have active e-mail accounts and contact numbers to keep them prepared for the modern interview practices. Before the recruitment programmes, they are given training in which they are briefed about the nature of tests and mock interview practices. Competitive examination oriented books are made available in the cell and college library and the students are directed to make use of this facility. Placement camps are conducted to help the students in getting placement. The dynamic leadership of the Principal, the active participation of the staff, both teaching and supporting staff, in academics and administration together with effective

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internal co-ordination and monitoring by IQAC make it possible for the institution to achieve its goals. Internal Quality Assurance Cell meets once in three months to evaluate teaching-learning process to discuss academic planning, academic support, infrastructure planning and maintenance, student support services, staff supports services, administrative support, research mobilization, research promotion etc. IQAC monitors seminars to provide platform for healthy interaction between different stakeholders. It also collects feedback from the students, which is subsequently analyzed to improve the teaching- learning process. The head of the institution monitors and ensures the achievements of learning outcomes with well-defined mechanism. An eco-club is functioning in the college to create environment consciousness among the students and to make our planet greener.  The campus is eco-conscious and it is a „NO PLASTIC ZONE‟ where we avoid plastic bags, plastic cups.  The college conducts a Green Audit of its Campus.  Solar panels were installed to generate renewable energy for lighting roads within the campus as an initial effort. Solar panels are also installed for power backup to the library. The preparation of Re-Accreditation Report has been a rewarding experience in the sense that it has provided us yet another opportunity for introspection and in depth analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the college. We earnestly hope that this exercise would give us a road map for the development of the Institution.

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SWOC Analysis

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STRENGTHS The college is located one kilometer away from the heart of the town in a sprawling campus of 14 acres in an eco-friendly oasis of trees and plants and free from pollution. The college was awarded College with Potential for Excellence status by the UGC. One of the greatest strengths is transparency in all phases of participatory administration. The institution offers wide range of courses in regular, self-financing and enrichment programmes, some in the emerging areas having employment potential. The former students of the Institution are Scientists, Doctors, Engineers, Academicians, Politicians, Teachers, Management members of Educational Institutions and Public Servants in various departments throughout the world. Most of the present faculty members and members of the Managing Committee are former students of this Institution. The Institution has well equipped ICT classrooms for usage of modern teaching methods and also getting access to live lectures of the eminent professors. Our college libraries are enriched with 60,563 books i.e. Magazines, Encyclopedias, Reference Books, Journals, Back Volumes and Dissertations including e-books and e-journals. It is equipped with OPAC, INFLIBNET and DELNET. The college provides computers with Internet facility for all the departments having access to N-List provided by INFLIBNET with personal ID. The college Science Laboratories has procured sophisticated analytical instruments like AAS, HPLC, FTIR etc., for undertaking research works by staff and students. Our college has well-equipped Gymnasium room with 12 stations gym and 4 stations bench press. All the play courts for Indoor and Outdoor games and running tracks are available in the campus. The institution installed a Reverse Osmosis Water Plant to provide safe drinking water to the students, staff and local people. A large number of strong and widely respected and recognized outreach programs that demonstrate a strong commitment to the community and community service. WEAKNESSES In the higher education scenario of Andhra Pradesh, students in Arts and Science streams are declining as there is mushrooming of Engineering Colleges. It has to be underscored that the student strength in this college is slightly decreasing. Being an affiliated college there is limited freedom to vertical and horizontal academic empowerment. The state government policy hampers in the recruitment of permanent staff. This jeopardizes the beginning of innovative courses in both UG and PG. Though at present the management has made ad-hoc appointments, it is making all efforts to look into this aspect. The research work carried out by the faculty is appreciative despite of heavy academic and administrative work load, however lacks its application to the society. V.S.M. College

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Collaboration with the industries can further be improved to enhance the teaching learning standards of the institution. Lack of communication skills and confidence among the rural students is a major drawback for campus recruitments. It needs to be improved through the organization of personality development and skill enrichment programmes. Majority of the students are from rural back ground and underprivileged. Hence they are reluctant to join in English medium courses. Some programs need revision to keep up with changes in the field and improve course sequencing to help student progression. OPPORTUNITIES  Higher Education is to be made available to the students of rural and downtrodden at their door step.  The institution has the opportunity to provide higher education to the students from the low- income backward classes of society and less resourceful rural population.  Strengthening of alumni network and linkages with industries will create more possibilities for increasing the percentage of campus placement.  The college under CPE status has got more funds which helps for augmentation of laboratories, research facilities and student development.  The college has good scope for consultancy services due to its modern laboratories and allied infrastructure.  The institution has good potentialities to make industrial collaboration in teaching and training of students in Science, Commerce and Business Management streams.  The institution has ample scope to recognize it as the centre of research. CHALLENGES  Unfavorable supply- demand situation of qualified and quality faculty leading to unhealthy condition among colleges for the limited number of available faculty.  Un-healthy competition from the private colleges around in UG level admissions.  Providing better facilities and quality staff with existing low fee structure is a big challenge to the management. Integrating teaching with research at undergraduate level is another challenge.  Recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff in the place of retired staff.  Commercialization of education challenges the service motto of the institution.  It is essential to link present education with students with an aim of earn while you learn.  Motivating and encouraging the students to participate in Intra, Inter-collegiate events and co-curricular activities.  Imparting training in communication and computer skills is inevitable as most of the students are from rural and backward area. V.S.M. College

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Post-Accreditation Initiatives and Achievements

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The Institution has been sincerely striving towards excellence since NAAC peer team conducted inspection on 20th, 21st and 22nd December 2007. We have initiated and implemented many activities to move forward in the campus making improvements in our functioning and outcome. The initiatives taken by the institution to fulfill the recommendations for the past five years are listed below. Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) was established in the college to serve as a mechanism to monitor various activities of the college so that the academic growth of the college is not only sustained but enhanced through innovative ways. IQAC meets once in three months and suggests initiative measures to maintain and enhance quality. In addition to the regular curriculum, the institution offers enrichment programmes which are very useful to ensure holistic development of the students. Short term ICT training programmes have also been conducted for teaching staff and supporting staff. Considerable improvement has been achieved in the quality of the services extended by the administrative and supporting staff. Each PG department is well equipped with modern educational technology teaching aids. The college provides computers with internet facility to all the departments. In addition, there are two internet centers for students with 20 systems each. Another significant step was with incorporating many novel features we designed, developed and launched a modified website under URL < www.vsmcollege.org > last year, is another significant step taken ahead. All the Science laboratories are upgraded with latest and sophisticated equipment to carry our research activities and regular practical work under Basic Scientific Research, Additional Assistance and CPE grants. The department of English has received a special grant from UGC for establishing a Modern English Language Laboratory. It is equipped with latest configuration computers, LCD projectors and comprehensive software package. A separate computer lab has been established for the department of Commerce. All the administrative services have been computerized, like staff salary bills, online submission of scholarship applications, office work etc. All the library activities are automated by installing SOUL 2.0 software. Bar coding system is also introduced to issue books. The college subscribed INFLIBNET in 2010 and DELNET in 2007 consortium providing free access to a large number of on line Journals and Books. In addition to the existing resources, the library has added books and journals worth Rs.20,17,666 in the last 5 years. ` The institution also encourages quality research work in the campus. During the last five years Twelve research papers have been published by the faculty in refereed journals. The faculty members have completed three Minor Research Projects, two Major Research Projects and one Minor Research Project are on going with the financial assistance of the UGC. The college conducted 4 National Seminars and 4 National Workshops (2 Inter-disciplinary). Guest lectures were conducted by inviting Eminent V.S.M. College

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Academicians and Scientists as resource persons to improve research culture and employability skills of the students. In order to encourage research, during the last five years the college has spent Rs. 2,85,96,960/- on the purchase of books, equipment and other infrastructural facilities. Various Science departments have procured sophisticated equipment like HPLC, AAS, FTIR etc. and apparatus in order to carry out research activity and development. Extension activities, on the other hand, have attained a higher level of quality with more focus on the comprehensive and lasting outcomes as well as on the life-long student training, as mentioned in one of the best practices above. The institution received liberal financial assistance from UGC under CPE grants, BSR grants, AA grants and merged schemes to enrich laboratories and infrastructural development for sports, games and teaching-learning activities. The college has newly constructed indoor stadium with wooden floor for sports activities. One hostel for boys has been provided in the campus. Solar panels were installed to generate renewable energy for lighting roads within the campus as an initial effort. Solar panels are also installed for power backup to the library. 65KV, 15KV and 7KV sound proof diesel generators have been installed for providing continuous power supply in the campus. Our college management is more concerned about health and hygiene of the college students and staff. The college management issued Health Cards to each student. The health cards are designed to have full data, including weight, height, dental, Skin disease tests etc. The college organizing health check-up camps where local doctors including dentists, eye surgeons and skin specialists visit to check the health of the students and enter data in the health cards. Our management recently tie-up with insurance agency to cover the medical insurance of the students and amount was born by the management. The college has established its own RO water plant for supply of pure drinking water to the staff, students and public. All the above cited achievements have been attained due to the initiatives of the college administration. Now we have achieved competence to create an efficient academic and research ambience in the institution.

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COLLEGE PROFILE

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B: Profile of the Affiliated College 1. Name and address of the college: Name : V.S.M.COLLEGE Address : Main Road, Ramachandrapuram City : Ramachandrapuram District: East Godavari. State : Andhra Pradesh. Pin code: 533 255 Website : www.vsmcollege.org 2. For communication: Name Principal : Dr. T. Damodar Reddy Steering Committee Co-ordinator: N.S.V. Kiran Kumar

Telephone with Mobile Fax STD code O: 08857- 242328 088579441143298 242509 R: 08857- 242328 O: 08857-242328 R: 08855-233816

9866522999

08857242509

Email principalvsmc@gmail.com

kiranvsmc@gmail.com

3. Status of the Institution: i. Affiliated College  ii. Constituent College 4. Type of Institution: a. By Gender i. For Men ii. For Women iii. Co-education b. By Shift i. Regular

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ii. Day

iii. Evening 5. Is it a recognized minority institution? Yes

No 

6. Source of funding: a. By funding i. Government iii. Self-financed iv. Any other

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7. a. Date of establishment of the college : 06-07-1966 (dd/mm/yyyy) b. University to which the college is affiliated (If it is an affiliated college) or which governs the college (If it is an constituent college) Andhra University Visakhapatnam

Adikavi Nannaya University Rajahmundry

c. Date of UGC recognition:

i. 2 (f)

19-12-1975

Remarks (If any) ---

ii. 12 (B)

19-12-1975

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Under Section

Day, Month & Year (dd-mm-yyyy)

(Enclose the Vishakapatnam Certificate of recognition u/s 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act) d. Details of recognition / approval by statutory / regulatory bodies other than UGC (AICTE, NCTE, MCL, DCI, PCI, RCI etc.):

i.

Recognition/ Approval details Institution/Department/ Programme MCA

ii.

MBA

Under Section/ Clause

Day, Month & Year (dd-mm-yyyy)

Validity

Remarks (If any)

14-05-2003

1year

Renewed every year

31-03-1994

1year

Renewed every year

8. Does the affiliating University Act provide for conferment of autonomy (as recognized by the UGC), on its affiliated colleges? Yes  No  If yes, has the college applied for autonomy? Yes 9.

No 

Is the college recognized a. by UGC as a College with Potential for Excellence (CPE)? Yes  No  If yes, date of recognition 18/03/2010 (dd/mm/yyyy) b. for its performance by any other government agency ? Yes  No  If yes, Name of the agency NAAC and Date of recognition 04.02.2008 (dd/mm/yyyy)

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10. Location of the campus and area in Sq.mts Location

Rural

Campus area in sq.mts

55,765.68 sq.mts (13.78 Acres)

Built up area in sq.mts

18,581 sq.mts

11. Facilities available on the campus (Tick the available facility and provide numbers or other details at appropriate places) or in case the institution has an agreement with other agencies in using any of the listed facilities provide information on the facilities covered under the agreement.  Auditorium/seminar complex with infrastructural facilities  Sports facilities * play ground

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* swimming pool  * gymnasium   Hostel * Boys‟ hostel  i. Number of hostels 1 ii. Number of inmates 28 iii. Facilities (mention available facilities) * Spacious rooms with attached bathrooms, Table, Chair, Bed, & Fan, Common Room with facilities like TV, Indoor Game, Reading Room with facilities of News Papers, Magazines etc. and Play ground * Girls‟ hostel  i. Number of hostels 1 ii. Number of inmates 35 iii. Facilities (mention available facilities) * Spacious rooms with attached bathrooms, Table, Chair, Bed, & Fan, Common Room with facilities like TV, Indoor Game, Reading Room with facilities of News Papers, Magazines etc. and Play ground * Working women‟s hostel  i. Number of inmates ii. Facilities (mention available facilities)  Residential facilities for teaching and non-teaching staff (give numbers available -- cadre wise) 6  Cafeteria  V.S.M. College

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 Health centre  First aid, Inpatient, Outpatient, Emergency care facility, Ambulance……. Health centre staff – Qualified Doctor

Full time

Part-time

Qualified Nurse

Full time

Part-time

 Facilities Employees Co-Operative Society  Transport facilities to cater to the needs of students and staff  Animal house

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 Biological waste disposal

 Generator or other facility for management/regulation of electricity and voltage  Solid waste management facility  Waste water management  Water harvesting

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12. Details of programmes offered by the college: (Give data for current academic year) Sl. No . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Programme Level

UG

PG

B.A. (HEP) B.Sc. (MPC) B.Sc.(MPC) B.Sc. (MPCs) B.Sc. (CBZ) B.Com. B.Com. B.Com.(Vocational) M.Com. M.B.A. M.C.A. M.Sc.(Botany) M.Sc. (Zoology) M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry) M.Sc. (Analytical Chemistry)

14 15 16

Name of the Programme/Course

Certificate Course

Tourism and Travel TOTAL

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Duration

Entry Qualification

Medium of Instruction

Sanctioned Student strength

No. of Students admitted

3 Years 3 Years 3 Years 3 Years 3 Years 3 Years 3 Years 3 Years 2 Years 2 Years 3 Years 2 Years 2 Years

Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Degree Degree Degree Degree Degree

Telugu Telugu English English Telugu Telugu English English English English English English English

60 48 48 75 48 60 60 50 50 120 60 30 30

68 44 23 55 48 60 60 65 08 96 23 08 15

2 Years

Degree

English

30

29

2 Years

Degree

English

30

13

120 Days

Degree

Telugu

40

60

839

675

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13. Does the college offer self-financed Programmes? Yes  No  If yes, how many? 11 14. New programmes introduced in the college during the last five years if any? Yes

 No

Number

01

15. List the departments: (respond if applicable only and do not list facilities like Library, Physical Education as departments, unless they are also offering Academic degree awarding programmes. Similarly, do not list the departments offering common compulsory subjects for all the programmes like English, regional languages etc.) Particulars

Science

Arts Commerce Any other not covered above

UG 1. Mathematics 2. Physics 3. Chemistry 4. Botany 5. Zoology 6. Computer Science 1. History 2. Economics 3. Politics 1. Commerce ---

PG

Research

1. Organic Chemistry 2. Analytical Chemistry 3. Botany 4. Zoology

---

---

---

1. M.Com. 1. M.C.A 2. M.B.A

-----

16. Number of Programmes offered under (Programme means a degree course Like B.A., B.Sc., M.A., M.Com…) a. annual system 06 b. semester system 07 c. trimester system 17. Number of Programmes with: a. Choice Based Credit System b. Inter/Multidisciplinary Approach c. Any other ( specify and provide details)

13 01

18. Does the college offer UG and/or PG programmes in Teacher Education? Yes

No 

19. Does the college offer UG or PG programme in Physical Education? Yes  No  V.S.M. College

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20. Number of teaching and non-teaching positions in the Institution: Teaching faculty Positions

Sanctioned by the UGC / University / State Government Recruited Yet to recruit Sanctioned by the Management/society or other authorized bodies Recruited Yet to recruit

Non-teaching staff

Technical staff

Professor

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

*M

*F

*M

*F

*M

*F

*M

*F

*M

*F

-

-

4

1

17

5

27

9

5

-

-

-

4 3

1 1

3 14 34

4 1 11

9 18 19

2 7 -

1 4 7

-

-

-

3 -

1 -

48 -

12 -

37 -

7 -

11 -

-

21. Qualifications of the teaching staff: Highest qualification

Professor Male

Permanent Teachers D.Sc./D.Litt. -

Assistant Professor

Associate Professor

Total

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Ph.D.

-

-

07

01

02

01

09

02

M. Phil.

-

-

-

-

12

02

12

02

PG

-

-

-

01

36

14

36

15 11

22. Number of Visiting Faculty /Guest Faculty engaged with the College.

23. Furnish the number of the students admitted to the college during the last four academic years. Categories

2009-2010 Male

2010-2011

Female Male Female

2011-2012

2012-2013

Male

Female

Male

Female

SC

346

167

281

164

218

120

178

110

ST

18

07

20

10

09

07

12

07

OBC

506

265

483

243

460

238

413

232

General

366

243

341

255

382

259

319

222

03

06

04

02

06

01

---

01

09

---

06

05

08

06

07

03

Differentlyabled Minorities

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24. Details on students enrollment in the college during the current academic year: Type of students Students from the same state where the college is located

UG

PG

M. Phil.

Ph.D.

Total

1270

417

-

-

1687

Students from other states of India

-

-

-

-

-

NRI students

-

-

-

-

-

1270

417

-

-

1687

Foreign students Total

25. Dropout rate in UG and PG (average of the last two batches) UG

PG

7.84%

1.35%

26. Unit Cost of Education: (Unit cost = total annual recurring expenditure (actual) divided by total number of students enrolled) a. including the salary component - Rs. 26,925-00 b. excluding the salary component - Rs. 11,143-00 27. Does the college offer any programme/s in distance education mode (DEP)? Yes  No  28. Provide Teacher-student ratio for each of the programme/course offered: Programme Name of the Teacher/ Sl. No Level Programme/Course Student Ratio 1 B.A. (HEP) 1:18 2 B.Sc. (MPC) 1:16 3 B.Sc. (MPCs) 1:18 Under Graduation 4 B.Sc. (CBZ) 1:18 5 B.Com. 1:17 6 B.Com.(Vocational) 1:09 7 M.Com. 1:04 8 M.B.A. 1:24 9 M.C.A. 1:15 10 M.Sc.(Botany) 1:06 Post Graduation 11 M.Sc. (Zoology) 1:08 12 M.Sc. (Org. Chemistry) 1:15 13 M.Sc. (Anl. Chemistry) 1:10 29. Is the college applying for Accreditation : Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Cycle 4

Re-Assessment: (Cycle 1 refers to first accreditation and Cycle 2, Cycle 3 and Cycle 4 refers to reaccreditation)

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30. Date of accreditation * (applicable for Cycle 2, Cycle 3, Cycle 4 and reassessment only) Cycle 1: 04-02-2008 (dd/mm/yyyy) Accreditation Outcome/Result : CGPA of 2.33 at B Grade * Kindly enclose copy of accreditation certificate(s) and peer team report(s) as an annexure. 235 31. Number of working days during the last academic year. 176 32. Number of teaching days during the last academic year (Teaching days means days on which lectures were engaged excluding the examination days)

33. Date of establishment of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) IQAC 21-08-2008 (dd/mm/yyyy) 34. Details regarding submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR) to NAAC. AQAR (i) 06-04-2009 (dd/mm/yyyy) AQAR (ii) 26-04-2010 (dd/mm/yyyy) AQAR (iii) 28-04-2011 (dd/mm/yyyy) AQAR (iv) 21-09-2012 (dd/mm/yyyy) 35. Any other relevant data (not covered above) the college would like to include. (Do not include explanatory/descriptive information)  Our extension activities have been in reaching out to the rural population in the adopted villages.  Academic excellence is maintained through innovative programmes.  Special attention is given to first generation learners and learners from socially and economically backward status.  The placement record for the past three years shows an average of 12% recruitment of students who had opted for employment.  Research and consultancy are areas where significant increase is shown in the number of papers published and presented at the national and international level, major and minor projects completed and ongoing for the past five years.  Every department offers certificate/diploma courses, enabling each student exit with additional qualification.

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CRITERION-I CURRICULAR ASPECTS

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1.1 Curriculum Planning & Implementation 1.1.1 State the vision, mission and objectives of the institution, and describe how these are communicated to the students, teachers, staff and other stakeholders. Vision:  V.S.M. College, Ramachandrapuram is a premier educational Institution. In this prestigious college everyone is dedicated to the motto “VIDYA VIJAYATETARAM‟‟. [It enshrines the truth that education triumphs over everything else. The Aristocracy of wealth, social position, power, birth and such advantages take a secondary place while education possesses a unique value].  We strive to reach the star of perfection through an earnest academic persuit for excellence and our efforts blossom into service through creative and emphatic involvement to transform society. Mission:  To impart holistic education to all students without discrimination especially the less privileged in moulding their character to emerge as self-reliant, enlightened, empowered changing agents of society.  To produce knowledgeable, responsible, skilled, cultured, confident and competent future citizens of India with a desire to develop its progress and welfare. These students coming out of the portals of the institution shall have the abilities to learn to do learn to live and learn to be responsible citizen. Objectives:  To offer Under Graduate programmes in Science, Arts, Commerce and Post Graduate programmes in Science, Arts, Commerce and Management.  To offer Inter-disciplinary programmes to inculcate value based education.  To arrange guest lectures, seminars on academic topics and to conduct educational tours to stimulate the academic environment of the institution.  To involve Alumni, staff and Philanthropists for scholarships and awards to meritorious and economically backward students.  To provide equal access to all sections of society.  To introduce new courses based on current trends and demands.  To become a socially responsible institution through effective neighbour management. The Vision and Mission of the institution are permanently displayed on the large notice board in the college premises and in the college website. The vision and mission of the institution are made known to the stakeholders through published documents such as bye-laws, hand book, prospectus of the college, department profiles, reports that are read out on formal occasions such as college

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day, sports day, alumni meetings, departmental seminars, workshops, write up in press and coverage in media of the college activities from time to time. 1.1.2 How does the institution develop and deploy action plans for effective implementation of the curriculum? Give details of the process and substantiate through specific examples?  The college has adopted the curriculum designed by the Andhra University to develop competency, obtain employment and promote research among students.  The college meticulously develops action plans for effective implementation of the curriculum. At the outset, the IQAC of the college conducts protracted meetings with the staff members of various department heads to develop various strategies for effective implementation of the curriculum.  Teachers are encouraged beforehand to impart the curriculum through innovative teaching methods such as presentations, assignments, discussions, workshops, seminars, computer education apart from regular/traditional teaching methods.  The staff members of various teaching departments conduct their internal meetings and develop academic plans for the coming academic year. Keeping in view, the number of working days available, the syllabus is divided into units which are to be finished by a given deadline.  Each department of the college follows the academic calendar issued by the affiliating university. Thereafter, the college plans its annual academic schedule which clearly mentions the topics to be taught and number of working days allocated to respective topics, the amount of syllabus to be tested in various classes, monthly, half-yearly and pre-final examinations.  Our institution offers bridge course exclusively for the students of first year UG and PG in communicative English who are from Telugu medium background. All students other than those taking Computer Science as a core subject in their programme must study Computer Course under Part II of the curriculum of all UG programmes.  Normally the Mentor system helps to identify the slow learners and advanced learners. During each of the Continuous Internal Assessment programme slow learners are identified and all departments are taking necessary steps like special classes and extra coaching to improve their studies. In the case of advanced learners, they are encouraged to deliver seminars on selected topics of current issues and they are given the opportunity to organize various programmes.  Framing a checklist of various community welfare programmes through N.S.S. and N.C.C. units are thoroughly discussed so that the institution can

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provide something more innovative in the curriculum than the previous year so as to compete at the national and global trends of education. 1.1.3 What type of support (Procedural and Practical) do the teachers receive (from the University and/ or institution) for effectively translating the curriculum and improving teaching practices? University conducts Board of Studies meeting for finalizing the curriculum and implementing the same in the beginning of the academic year. Universities conduct various refresher and orientation courses through the UGC academic staff college for the faculty members, so that they update their subject and teaching practices. These courses include the latest trends in teaching pedagogy, trends in the use of ICT, Blended Learning, Creative Reading, etc. that helps in updating and upgrading the subject knowledge. Institution gives support to the faculty members by arranging departmental meetings to translate the curriculum effectively. It also allows the teaching staff to participate in various seminars, workshops, conferences conducted by various institutions to improve knowledge. The institution provides ample books and other teaching and reference material like Journals, Magazines, Teaching Models and software to enable the teachers to ensure effective delivery of curriculum. Special attention is paid to provide infrastructural facilities with special emphasis on ICT-based tools to improve teaching learning practices in institution. The college management has been organizing teaching training programmes in summer vacation for all staff i.e. model teaching by the senior staff and microteaching by the junior staff. 1.1.4 Specify the initiatives taken up or contribution made by the institution for effective curriculum delivery and transaction as the Curriculum provided by the affiliating University or other statutory agency?  The institution and faculty have taken many initiatives for effective delivery of the curriculum. The faculty is trained by the computer department to make them familiar with the use of computers so that they are able to use the modern technological resources like internet, LCD projectors, OHPs etc. to supplement their classroom lectures.  Internet facility is made available at the library for the staff and the students. All the departments have the internet facility for the staff and two internet centres made available for the staff and the students. The Wi-Fi facility is setup to provide wide accessibility of the Broad Band Internet to students and staff.  The institution has two ICT classrooms with seating capacity of 100 each where the provision of OHPs, Multimedia learning, Wi-Fi connectivity and internet access. Especially one ICT classroom has high resolution (1920x1080 RADVISION XT1000VC CODEC) camera for teleconference V.S.M. College

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and for getting access to live lectures of the eminent professors. All science and professional course departments are provided with LCD Projectors so that the faculty can make power point presentations for effective curriculum delivery.  The institution has developed a fully automated library with 60,563 books for the use of teachers and students wherein all the latest books, journals and periodicals are made available to the faculty for their reference and also the latest software, OPAC, bar-coding etc. DELNET and INFLIBNET (N-list Programme) are provided in the college library for staff and students. Institution also provides text books and study material through departmental libraries from time to time.  Several changes have been made in English syllabus for UG programmes and the institution is doing its best to implement the same through their faculty and the English Lab. The institution has excellent English Language Lab with Globarena software for improving communication skills. It caters to Skill Development and Personality Development giving the students an International outlook.  In addition to the regular subject classes, the college organizes special lectures by inviting experts from various fields to share their knowledge with the students. The institution organizes educational tours to industries, exhibitions and places of historical importance to provide the students a firsthand knowledge of various things.  Furthermore, for effective curriculum delivery, the college conducts remedial classes for slow learners and special classes for the students, who could not attend the classes on account of NCC & NSS camps or participation in the sports or extra-curricular activities to make up their loss.  Visits to various Industries, Multinational Companies, Banks, Trade Fairs, Exhibitions and other relevant Historical Places are also the effective part of the curriculum delivery. 1.1.5 How does the institution network and interact with beneficiaries such as industry, research bodies and the university in effective operationalisation of the curriculum? The IQAC plans the teaching-learning and research activities at the beginning of the academic year. It encourages and guides the faculty to conduct national seminars/workshops and to undergo minor/major research projects etc., with the financial support of UGC and other funding agencies. Industry:  The college has setup a Career Guidance and Placement Cell which maintains professional relations with the representatives of industry. Industry experts are called for guest lectures and extension lectures on need based education. V.S.M. College

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The students of various departments of the college are taken for industrial visits from time to time to keep them abreast of the latest developments in the market. The college has collaboration with leading relevant industries for better industry interaction.  Institution is maintaining good relations with the nearby located Industries such as Aqua Industries, Sugar Industries, Beer & Beverages Industries and Processing units. As a part of the curriculum, field trips are arranged to the students to visit the industries from which they gain the practical exposure and on hand experience.  Aqua culture is one of the specialized papers offered by the Department of Zoology. The Aqua culture Industries are booming in the nearby places of the institution. The Department is maintaining good understandings with Aqua Hatcheries and Processing Industries thereby providing opportunities in getting jobs to the students. Research Bodies: To keep the research temper alive in the campus, research scholars from various fields are invited to the college to motivate the students to take up research projects in their further studies.  Regular industrial visits are made by chemistry, botany, zoology and MBA departments to impart practical knowledge to the students.  Industry Academic Interface - regularly inviting leading luminaries and professionals from relevant industries to interact with the students and provide inputs in the latest trends in management, human resources, marketing, operational areas, etc.  Industrial exposure training is provided to the students to enhance the quality of understanding and fine tuning skills. University: The faculty members of the college keep regularly in touch with the universities and get latest information regarding their own respective subjects. They keep on visiting the different Universities time to time to keep themselves abreast of the latest trends in their field of study. They have also subscribed to Journals and Magazines of national and international reputation published by various teaching departments of the university. Further, Professors/Eminent scholars from other universities are also invited to the college from time to time to give seminars and guest lectures and to interact with the faculty. 1.1.6 What are the contributions of the institution and/ or its staff members to the development of the curriculum by the University?(number of staff members/ departments represented on the Board of Studies, student feedback, teacher feedback, stakeholder‟s feedback provided specific and valuable suggestions etc.) V.S.M. College

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The college has no autonomous status. Curriculum is basically developed by the University and it is revised periodically by a high level committee keeping in mind the global demands and changes needed to make it at par with the latest advances in the subject area.  Three senior teachers in the various departments are the members of Board of Studies. They are participating in workshops of curriculum design of University.  Our teachers also participate in the discussions relating to the curriculum design and also conduct workshops and seminars. Whenever they find that the syllabus needs to be modified to meet the present trends, they communicate their ideas to their respective members of Board of Studies through the Principal of the college.  The syllabus related feedback and suggestions are collected from the teachers and students and communicated to the BOS for due action. Moreover, the suggestions made by industry people are also sent to the BOS for due formation of the syllabus. 1.1.7 Does the institution develop curriculum for any of the courses offered (other than those under the preview of the affiliating university) by it? If „yes‟, give details as the progress (Needs Assessment, design, development and planning) and the courses for which the curriculum has been developed? Yes,  The syllabus of Tourism and Travel, which is sanctioned by the UGC under career oriented programme is developed and framed by the institute. The coordinator and teachers of History department have developed this curriculum.  The syllabus is framed for Certificate courses like Vermi-Compost, Tissue Culture, Tally, HTML, Spoken English etc. 1.1.8 How does institution analyze/ ensure that the stated objectives of curriculum are achieved in the course of implementation? By implementing all the above said aspects the stated objectives of curriculum are achieved by the institution. The management gives several formats of questionnaires to the Department Heads, members of the faculty, students and parents through the Principal. He arranges to get back the same after they are filled up. A synopsis based on statistics of the answers is prepared by some subject experts and analyze the feedback. They compare the results with other institutions. That is done once in a year. This practice and analysis ensures the institution that the stated objectives of curriculum are achieved in the course of implementation.

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Academic Flexibility:

1.2.1 Specifying the goals and objectives give details of the certificate/diploma/skill development courses etc., offered by the institution. The goals and objectives of the institution are to impart quality education by implementing effective teaching learning process and to develop the students with required skills to enable them to compete in the global market. Goals:  To cater to the higher educational needs of this area in general and of the poor, especially disadvantaged sections of the society in particular.  To raise the social status of women by encouraging women‟s education.  To provide value based education, which in turn helps the overall personality development of the students.  To develop higher cognitive abilities so that the students face competitive examinations successfully after the completion of their graduation and post graduation studies.  To impart employable knowledge and skills suitable to the fast changing socio-economic environment due to globalization.  To promote national integration, religious harmony and secularism.  To provide career guidance and information on communication technologies to the students for giving them a competitive edge over others. Objectives:  To offer Under Graduate programmes in Science, Arts, Commerce and Post Graduate programmes in Science, Arts, Commerce and Management.  To offer Inter-disciplinary programmes to inculcate value based education.  To arrange guest lectures, seminars on academic topics and to conduct educational tours to stimulate the academic environment of the institution.  To involve Alumni, staff and Philanthropists for scholarships and awards to meritorious and economically backward students.  To provide equal access to all sections of society.  To introduce new courses based on current trends and demands.  To become a socially responsible institution through effective neighbour management. The college imparts technical knowledge and scientific skills which are suitable for immediate employment in the modern and technological world. Skill development is provided through suitable organizations and expert technicians. Presently UGC sponsored Career Oriented Programme i.e. Certificate Course in Tourism and Travel (120days) is provided to the final year Degree Students. In addition to the regular curriculum, every academic year all the departments offer Certificate Courses for the benefit of the students. V.S.M. College

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The following certificate courses are currently available to students. Certificate Course in Vermi-Compost Certificate Course in Tissue Culture Certificate Course in Awareness of Analytical Instrumental Techniques Certificate Course in Tally Certificate Course in HTML Certificate Course in Spoken English Certificate Course in Women Empowerment – Role of Self Help Groups Certificate Course in Tailoring and Embroidery Certificate Course in Communication Skills in Sanskrit. Inter-disciplinary programmes: The college seeks to promote inter-disciplinary programmes. A number of electives are offered by the departments to students of other discipline. Students have been very receptive to these courses that have enriched and broadened their perspective. English : 1. Communication skills in English 2. Personality Development Programme Telugu : Journalism Hindi : Functional Hindi Sanskrit : Important Slokas of Bhagwad Geeta Mathematics : Quantitative Techniques and Reasoning Ability Physics : Physics in Daily Life Chemistry : 1. Water Analysis 2. Soil Analysis Botany : Mushroom culture Zoology : Solid Waste Regeneration Management Computer Science : 1.Soft Skills 2. Computer Networks History : Values in Education Political Science : Indian Constitution – Salient features with special reference to education. Economics : Entrepreneurship Development Commerce : e-commerce Physical Education : Health – Hygiene and Physical fitness M.Com. / MBA : 1. Intellectual Property Rights 2. Foreign Trade & Practices 1.2.2 Does the institution offer programmes that facilitate twinning / dual degree? If “yes” give details? The institution does not offer programmes that facilitate twinning or dual degree. 1.2.3 Give details on the various institutional provisions with reference to academic flexibility and how it has been helpful to students in terms of skills V.S.M. College

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development, academic mobility, progression to higher studies and improved potential for employability Range of Core /Elective options offered by the University and those opted by the college Choice Based Credit System and range of subject options Courses offered in modular form Credit transfer and accumulation facility Lateral and vertical mobility within and across programmes and courses Enrichment courses Range of Core /Elective options offered by the University and those opted by the college: In Under Graduation, two programmes are offered with medium option and four programmes without medium option. B.Sc. programme offers three different combinations, one B.A. programme and two B.Com. programmes. Seven Post Graduate programmes are offered. Under Graduate Courses: Sl. No. 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08

U.G. Programmes

Core Subjects

B.Sc. B.Sc. B.Sc. B.Sc. B.A. B.Com. General B.Com. General B.Com. Vocational

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry (Telugu Medium) Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry (English Medium) Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science (English Medium) Botany, Zoology, Chemistry (Telugu Medium) History, Economics, Political Science (Telugu Medium) Commerce (Telugu Medium) Commerce (English Medium) Commerce with Computer Science (English Medium)

Post Graduate Courses: At Post Graduate level, the students can opt any subject available in the college, which he/she has studied for all the three years in his/her UG programme. Sl. No.

P.G. Programmes

Subject

01

M.Sc.

Organic Chemistry

02 03

M.Sc. M.Sc.

04 05

M.Sc. M.Com.

Analytical Chemistry Botany Zoology

06 07

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Elective Options: To cater to the variety of interests of the students and to provide mobility within the department, most of the departments offer elective subject to be chosen by the final degree students as paper IV. The following departments offer elective options in Final Year paper IV Mathematics: 1. Numerical Analysis 2. Number Theory 4. Fourier Series and Integral Transforms 6. Linear Programming 7. Lattice Theory Opted: Numerical Analysis

3. Mechanics 5. Discrete Mathematics

Physics: 1. Modern Physics Chemistry: 1. Chemistry & Industry Botany: 1. Plant physiology, Bio-technology, Seed technology & Horticulture Zoology: 1. Applied Zoology Computer Science: 1. Web Technology 2. GUI Programming 3.Operating Systems 4. PHP, My SQL and Apache Opted: Web Technology History: 1. History and Culture of Andhra Pradesh (from Satavahanas to 1956 A.D.) 2. Ancient Civilizations 3. Cultural Tourism in India Opted: History and Culture of Andhra Pradesh (from Satavahanas to 1956 A.D.) Economics: 1. Public Finance and International Economics 2. Quantitative Techniques Opted: Quantitative Techniques Politics: 1. International Relations 2. Government and Politics in Andhra Pradesh 3. Principles of public administration Opted: Principles of Public Administration Commerce: 1. Insurance 2. Banking 3. Accountancy 4. Retailing 5. Taxation 6. Finance 7. Marketing 8. Secretarial Practice & Office Management 9. Computer Applications 10. Business Mathematics Opted: Accountancy V.S.M. College

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B.Com. Vocational Computer Science: 1. Accounting Software Application 2. Computer Applications in Banking M.Com.: 1. Finance 2. Banking 3.Accounting 4.Taxation Opted: 1. Finance 2. Accounting M.Sc. Botany: IV Semester: 1. Applied Phycology 2. Advanced Cytogenetics 3. Plant pathology 4. Plant Biosystematics 5. Agricaltural Bio-Technology 6. Crop Physiology and Biotechnology 7. Experimental embryology of angiosperms Opted: Applied Phycology. MCA : IV Semester (Elective – I): 1. Distributed Systems 2. Image Processing Opted: Distributed Systems V Semester: Elective – II : 1. Embedded Systems 2. Bio-informatics 3. Neural Networks & Fuzzy Systems Opted: Embedded Systems Elective – III : 1. Data Ware Housing and Data Mining 2. Computer Vision & Pattern Analysis 3. Knowledge Management Opted: Data Ware Housing and Data Mining MBA : Elective Papers (Dual Specialization): 1. Financial Management 2. Marketing Management 3. Human Resource Management 4. International Business Opted: 1. Financial Management 2. Marketing Management 3. Human Resource Management Choice Based Credit System and range of subject options: There are no provisions for any choice-based credit system. The courses are offered as per modules prepared by the Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. Credit transfer and accumulation facility: No credit transfer and accumulative facility exists prevails. Lateral and vertical mobility within and across programmes and courses: No lateral mobility within and across the programmes exists. The academic programmes have vertical mobility. The student joined in first year automatically promotes to next classes till the course completion. V.S.M. College

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Enrichment courses: Enrichment courses are offered on various emerging areas in each department. These courses normally offered to interested students beyond working hours. In addition the college also arrange student workshops and guest lectures on various emerging areas to enrich the knowledge over and above the curriculum. Does the institution offer self-financed programmes? If “yes”list them and indicate how they differ from other programmes, with reference to admission, curriculum, fee structure, teacher qualification, salary etc. The college offers the following self-financed programmes recognized by the UGC and affiliated with Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. Under Graduate Courses: Sl. No. 01 02 03 04 05

U.G. Programmes B.Sc. Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry B.Sc. Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry B.Sc. Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science B.Com. General B.Com. Vocational

Medium Telugu English English English English

Post Graduate Courses: Sl. No. 01 02 03 04 05 06 07

P.G. Programmes M.Sc. M.Sc. M.Sc. M.Sc. M.Com. MCA MBA

Subject Organic Chemistry Analytical Chemistry Botany Zoology

Admissions: Admissions into the self-financed programmes are also made on the same lines of the conventional courses in UG. For PG programmes, Admissions are made on the basis of the ranks secured by the students in the Andhra University Common Entrance Test (AUCET) are taken into consideration and the admissions are made by the University authorities. For Professional courses MBA and MCA admissions are made based on the ranks obtained in Integrated Common Entrance Test (ICET) conducted by Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education, Hyderabad, AP the apex body through counseling process.

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Curriculum: The curriculum is designed by the affiliating Andhra University, Visakhapatnam and implemented by the College through the well prepared socially committed patterns of instructions. There is no difference with the curriculum of other aided courses. Fee Structure: The fee structure is recommended by the Andhra University and Fee Regulatory Authority of Government of Andhra Pradesh and is collected from the students accordingly. Fee structure for self financed programmes is on the high side as compared to the regular courses. Teachers‟ Qualifications:  55% marks at the PG level and qualifying in the NET/SET. 5% relaxation for SC/ST/Differently-abled categories.  Ph.D. holders shall be exempted from the recruitment of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SET. Salary: The Assistant Professors and Associate Professors of AICTE approved courses like MCA, MBA draw salary as per AICTE and UGC regulations amended from time to time and other lecturers who are appointed for remaining self financed courses are drawing consolidated pay borne by the management. 1.2.5 Does the college provide additional skill oriented programmes, relevant to regional and global employment markets? If “yes” provide details of such programme and the beneficiaries  Yes, the institution offer following additional skill oriented programmes: Sl. No. 01 02 03 04 05 06

Programme Tourism and Travel Journalism Vermi-Compost Tissue-Culture Spoken English Tally

No. of Beneficiaries

1.2.6 Does the University provide for the flexibility of combining the conventional face-to-face and Distance Mode of Education for students to choose the courses/combination of their choice If “yes” how does the institution take advantage of such provision for the benefit of students?  No

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Curriculum Enrichment:

1.3.1 Describe the efforts made by the institution to supplement the Universities Curriculum to ensure that the academic programmes and Institutions goals and objectives are integrated? The institution takes special interest in shaping the students into excellent, employable, empowered citizens for which the academic activities of the institution reflect its goals and objectives.  The institute provides necessary funds for upgrading the instruments and purchase of library books which supplements the curriculum to meet the goals and objectives. These are reviewed at the IQAC meeting.  Introduction of job oriented courses.  Introduction of short-term certificate courses based on the need for skill augmentation and to promote employability in various sectors.  Extension of ICT enabled teaching and learning methods to all the programmes.  Training in English language, accent and soft skills.  Providing opportunities for employment through Placement Cell.  Educational tours are organized to develop interpersonal relationships and to create awareness about the rich heritage and culture of our country. 1.3.2 What are the efforts made by the institution to modify, enrich and organize the curriculum to explicitly reflect the experiences of the students and cater to needs of the dynamic employment market?  Finding the career probabilities in print and electronic media the institute has started the career oriented programme in journalism with financial aid of Management.  Looking at the need of the employment market the institute has organised various skill based short term programmes like Vermi-Compost, Tissue Culture, Tally, HTML, Spoken English etc.  The institution has taken measures to cater to the global market needs based on the true assessment of strength and services offered in the campus.  Regular industrial visits are made by the department to impart practical knowledge to the students.  Industrial exposure training is provided to the students to enhance the quality of understanding and fine tuning skills.

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1.3.3 Enumerate the efforts made by the institution to integrate the cross cutting issues such as Gender, Climate Change, Environmental Education, Human Rights, ICT etc., into the curriculum? The cross cutting issues like Gender, Climate Change, Environment Education, Human Rights, ICT etc., find an ample space when it comes to applying them positively into the curriculum. Gender: Our Institution is making untiring efforts for empowerment of women and eliminating gender disparities and discrimination. The efforts made by the institution to ensure this are as follows: At present the reservation quota 33.33 per cent of seats are allotted to Girl students in admission of various courses.  Some seats are reserved for women students to join in NCC.  The Women Empowerment Cell strives towards up-liftment of girls socially, culturally and physically. Various activities are conducted by this cell for the benefit of girl students. Special days like International Day for Women (8th March), International Girl Child Day (24th Jan) etc. are celebrated and organizes extension lectures to bring awareness among the women students about hygiene and nutrition and avoiding early marriages and suicides.  The institution provides all types of facilities to girl students such as separate girls common room with all the facilities.  The Management has been supporting the cause of women education by offering free books to the girl students. Climate Change & Environmental Education: Andhra University introduced a compulsory subject, Environmental Studies at second year degree level from the academic year 2004-05. By the integration and addition of this course, the students are getting aware of the cross cutting equal opportunities to men & women and mining industry issues such as industrial pollution, hygiene and sanitation awareness in the public, need for clean and green, conservation of forests and biodiversity, global warming, dissolving icebergs, resulting in the rise of ocean levels, cyclones leading to tsunamis and earth quakes, power and energy, preservation of flora and fauna in addition to crisis management. The Eco-club gives “Go Green” lessons to the students by planting herbal plants in the campus and by giving them opportunities to learn caring for plants. Human Rights: Institution is arranging various awareness programmes regarding human rights such as “Right to Information Act”, “Consumer Act”, “Violence or injustice met to Women”, Right to vote, Atrocities against women weaker sections, domestic violence Act 2005 against Women in collaboration and coordination \

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with local judiciary, lawyers and Police officers. Under the auspicious of Legal Literacy Camps, some social get-together are arranged in the villages to impart legal knowledge and awareness to the students in 2009 and 2011 in the presence of District Judge, Sr. Civil Judge with special emphasis on ragging in professional colleges. „Human Rights Day‟ is organized by political science department in our college on 10th December every year. Students & Teachers participate in the function. Some of the topics pertaining to Human Rights have also been incorporated in the curriculum of B.A. The institution uses both formal and informal methods of teaching in Human Rights Education. ICT: The institution has provided latest infrastructure for ICT, hardware and software. Efficient hardware maintenance personnel are appointed to maintain ICT equipment. The entire faculty are trained in use of computers, internet, audio visual aids, computer aided packages, material, development for multimedia, LCD, scanning, internet, email and such related skills. Classes are held with PPT, multimedia and online lectures through internet. 1.3.4 What are various value added courses/ enrichment programmes offered to ensure holistic development of students? 1. Moral and Ethical values. 2. Employable and life skills. 3. Better career options. 4. Community Orientation. Moral and Ethical values: Our mission is to provide inspired learning and value based education system in the campus by creating congenial academic ambience. Conducting value added programme on Bhagavadgita which reflects our heritage and culture by eminent scholars. At the same time, the institution arranges lectures by eminent educationists and academicians who teaches, moral and ethical values of the highest order above and beyond all individual religions, nations, caste, creed and race, crossing all borders of all nations without hurting the feelings, beliefs, convictions and customs of anybody. The college NSS team regularly visits surrounding areas and villages where people are needed awareness on various social, moral and ethical aspects. The students motivate them by special lectures to instill moral and ethical values. Employable and Life Skills: The college understands that the need of communication skills is vital for the students for better career options. Therefore the institution arranges verbal and non-verbal communication skills, workshops, group discussions, essay writing, V.S.M. College

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recitation of poetry and declamation contests are held at a regular intervals both in regional and English language in the institution. It is a regular practice of the institution to invite expert resource persons to conduct workshops on the development of communication competence among the students. Students are also allotted different responsibilities in organizing various events and activities such as cultural programmes, competitions, seminars, workshops etc. In this way they improve their team building and organizational skills. The Placement Cell assesses the needs of entrepreneurs and prepares a comprehensive training module to equip the outgoing students with necessary skills. The module focuses on the following skills: 1. Leadership Skills 2. Marketing Skills 3. Business Development Skills 4. Communication Skills 5. Public Speaking Better career options: Conducting special training programmes to appear for competitive exams, campus and off-campus etc. During the span of 47 years, the institution is having a long list of Alumni and its faculty, who have successfully come up in life after getting through these competitive exams. Hence whatever value added courses/ enrichment programmes are offered have community orientation and they ensure the holistic development of the students. In addition to the Career Guidance and Placement Cell regular activities, external experts are also invited to guide the students for better career options and wide range of placements. The institution organising career oriented programmes like Certificate course in Tourism and Travel for 120 days. Community Orientation: Students are trained and motivated to participate in community oriented programmes. In this connection NSS/NCC/Red Ribbon club/Red Cross have played their important role in motivating students to take active participation in successful implementation of National Programmes like Pulse Polio, Adult Education, Drought Relief, Blood Donation, Environment Protection and Conservation, Family Planning, Elimination of Social Evils like Child Marriages, Dowry System, Control on use of Tobacco and Intoxicating Liquors, Water and Soil Conservation and many others. 1.3.5 Citing a few examples enumerate on the extent of use of the feedback from stake holders in enriching the curriculum? The institution has various channels to collect and document responses on curriculum from the stakeholders.

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 Traditional courses like B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com. were mostly theoretical and were not directly job oriented. They needed some additional qualifications for getting jobs/ training. In view of the development of Information Technology and use of computer systems, the stakeholders gave the necessary feedback to enrich the curriculum with the addition of computer courses to their syllabus.  Sudden development of Information Technology and the use of computer systems all over the world emphasized the basic need for communication skills in English and for proficiency in spoken English and for functional and remedial courses in English. The stakeholders gave this much needed feedback to the Vice-Chancellors who in turn made drastic changes in English syllabus by introducing communication skills and making English as compulsory subject for the Degree students including practicals.  Based on the feedback obtained from various stakeholders, Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education, A.P, which is the apex body, in consultation with Vice-Chancellors made drastic changes in the syllabus for English, Computers in Commerce, Foundation Course instead of Indian Heritage and Culture.  That shows the extent of use of the feedback from stakeholders in enriching the curriculum.  Skill based Certificate courses (listed above) are also introduced as per the suggestions of experts and stakeholders.  Based on the feedback obtained from stakeholder B.Com. Vocational (Computer Science), a Job-oriented course, was introduced at undergraduate level from the academic year 2011-12. 1.3.6 How does the institution monitor and evaluate the quality of its enrichment programmes? The institution has a very clear and transparent way to monitor and evaluate the quality of various enrichment programmes initiated by it.  The mechanisms developed by the college for quality assurance are Under IQAC, appropriate number of committees are constituted to maintain continuous improvement in identified key areas that affect the quality of the outgoing graduates. The members of these committees are drawn from varied stakeholders including teachers, alumni, industry and students. The entire administrative critical processes are ICT enabled. The college has developed an IQAC manual for all critical units.  Institution monitors and evaluates the quality of its enrichment programmes by conducting regular meetings with committees like Alumni, Academic Peers, Stakeholders, Experts etc.  The institution has different formats of questionnaire for all the head of the departments, faculty and the stakeholders. The Principal gets them distributed V.S.M. College

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and filled up by both the faculty and the students. This feedback is returned to the Principal by the head of the departments, faculty and the students.  The quality of enrichment programmes like extension lectures, seminars, ICT based lectures are monitored by the Principal by taking the opinions of staff members and students attended the programmes. The Principal reviews the programmes with the department concerned. Feedback from the students is taken after the extension lectures to evaluate the quality of the programmes organized.

1.4

Feedback System:

1.4.1 What are the contributions of the institution in the design and development of the curriculum prepared by the University?  The institution is an affiliated college to the Andhra University and therefore there is no scope for framing institution‟s curriculum on its own.  The college can only forward the suggestions of its faculty to the university for future modifications to be made in the syllabus through the members of board of studies.  Based on the feedback obtained from various stakeholders, college is incorporating various value additions and learning experiences in the form of activities into the curricular and teaching learning plans at the college level. IQAC is monitoring the progress of various programmes offered at UG and PG level besides Enrichment programmes. Academic packages are prepared for all subjects under the guidance of this committee. 1.4.2 Is there a formal mechanism to obtain feedback from students and stake holders on Curriculum? If „yes‟, how is it communicated to the University and made use internally for curriculum enrichment and introducing changes/ new programmes?  

 

Yes, The institution is getting the curriculum feedback from the students and stakeholders of every academic year. The students express their opinion on curriculum through response sheets/feedback. After that feedback from the students are sent to the University for Further Process. Our faculty takes regular feedback from stakeholders on academic, curriculum and teaching methodology. The IQAC analyses feedback and prepares response charts for future use and feedback is communicated to the University for appropriate action through faculty members who are part of the Board of studies and Board of Examiners in the particular faculty in the University.

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 The teachers collect the exit level feedback from the graduates regarding learning processes after the end of academic session every year.  Based on the feedback obtained from stakeholder B.Com. Vocational (Computer Science), a Job-oriented course, was introduced at undergraduate level from the academic year 2011-12. 1.4.3 How many new programmes/ courses were introduced by the institution during the last four years? What was the rationale for introducing new courses/ programmes?  B.Com. Vocational (Computer Science), a Job-oriented course, was introduced at undergraduate level from the academic year 2011-12. The institution is organizing career oriented programme i.e. Certificate course in Tourism and Travel for 120 days from the academic year 2008-09.  In the present scenario of globalization computer skills play a key role in getting job opportunities. So, we initiated B.Com. course with computer applications.

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Student Enrolment and Profile

2.1.1 How does the College ensure publicity and transparency in the admission process? Publicity: The institution is a marvelous chronicle of over 47 years. Its prospectus is published every year containing the details of courses offered, fee structure, rules of admission, statutory reservations to the disadvantaged sections of society and supporting services provided by the institution. The institution has an active website (www.vsmcollege.org) exhibiting details of programmes offered and admission schedule. Admission notifications are also displayed on the college notice boards. The admission notifications are published well in advance by the institution in regional and national newspapers. Pamphlets are also issued highlighting the various programmes offered by the institution and the same are distributed to local public and in neighboring villages. The outgoing students are given details about the admission process by the Principal on the last working day, besides attractive special features are highlighted as ads in local cable T.V. Transparency: Cent percent transparency is ensured in the admission process since the college strictly adheres to the rules and regulations formulated by the government and the University for private aided affiliated colleges. The institution also follows the guidelines regarding reservations to the OBC/SC/ST/Women unfailingly. The selection is through admission committees which include a convener and other senior teachers. We publicize the entire process of admission in our regularly updated website. In order to ensure transparency, the list of students containing three times the number of available seats under each category in the order of their index marks is exhibited on the notice board and also in the college website on the date prescribed by the University. Interview cards are sent to the concerned applicants and admissions are made in the order of merit for admission. The starting and closing date of admission are also fixed as directed by the University. University and the government may intervene in case of violation of concerned rules, but never, till this date, the procedures followed here have invited such interventions. 2.1.2 Explain in detail the process of admission put in place for UG, PG and Ph.D. programmes by the College. Explain the criteria for admission (Ex. (i) merit, (ii) merit with entrance test, (iii) merit, entrance test and interview, (iv)common test conducted by state agencies and national agencies (v)others followed by the College? (i)Merit For all regular Undergraduate courses process of admissions is based on merit. At the commencement of the academic year the Principal with the consent V.S.M. College

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of the Management constitutes an admission committee. The committee formulates prospectus, application form and finalizes admission schedule. Applications received are registered and admission lists are prepared. The admission process is transparent. It is followed as per the procedure prescribed for the relevant programmes as the case may be. Students are selected based on the merit of their academic record and the merit list is displayed on notice board and in the website accessible to the public. According to the statutory provisions in respect of reservations the guidelines of the Government of Andhra Pradesh are strictly implemented. Selected candidates are informed by post to attend with the required documents and fee for admission. The admission committee members guide the students about the programmes offered in the institution. Wait listed candidates are displayed on the notice board. Based on the demand of each programme, the additional seats required are intimated to the university authorities. After obtaining permission the seats are filled up. (ii) Merit with entrance test For Postgraduate courses, the rank obtained at entrance examination like AUCET is taken into consideration and the admissions are made by the University authorities. For Professional courses MBA and MCA admissions are made based on the ranks obtained in Integrated Common Entrance Test (ICET) conducted by Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education. A.P., Hyderabad which is the apex body and the admissions are made by APSCHE, Hyderabad through counseling process. (iii) Others The institution is offering Re-structured course in B.Com. and certificate course in Tourism and Travel sponsored by UGC. B.Com. Admissions in vocational course are based on merit of Intermediate marks and following reservation policy. In Tourism and Travel course admissions are made by selecting students in the order of priority from final degree students.

Rural-Urban Student Ratio 2012-13 21.49

Rural Urban 78.51

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2.1.3 Give the minimum and maximum percentage of marks for admission at entry level for each of the programmes offered by the college and provide a comparison with other colleges of the affiliating university within the city/district. Programmes (UG & PG)

Year

General Category

OBC Category

SC/ST Category

680 443 741 433 710 2009-10 703 389 669 403 731 2010-11 B.A. HEP 760 440 683 380 720 2011-12 790 520 750 360 780 2012-13 930 494 881 400 658 2009-10 887 541 841 488 630 2010-11 B.Sc. MPC 940 470 900 460 520 2011-12 890 486 960 430 660 2012-13 846 532 805 460 2009-10 834 431 871 440 771 2010-11 B.Sc. MPCS 900 460 910 410 920 2011-12 830 420 810 440 820 2012-13 809 465 640 460 700 2009-10 715 573 729 450 720 2010-11 B.Sc. CBZ 810 490 740 480 710 2011-12 700 502 913 427 880 2012-13 701 654 690 456 784 2009-10 2010-11 B.Sc. CBM 2011-12 2012-13 797 412 811 405 830 2009-10 868 404 880 409 870 2010-11 B.Com. General 770 370 800 410 710 2011-12 890 460 800 398 730 2012-13 2009-10 2010-11 B.Com. Vocational 820 400 850 440 760 2011-12 800 394 797 430 830 2012-13 PG(Seats are allotted based on the ranks of Entrance Test) 450 4795 306 8632 2115 2009-10 M.Sc. 100 7107 581 4786 1370 2010-11 Organic 149 4687 1002 4162 2102 2011-12 Chemistry 322 3750 1099 3914 2012-13 907 10731 1339 10645 3795 2009-10 M.Sc. 844 10124 1339 10645 3795 2010-11 Analytical 617 3334 1642 4971 2011-12 Chemistry 823 1716 383 1776 2012-13

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M.Sc. Botany

M.Sc. Zoology

M.Sc. Micro Biology

M.Com.

MBA

MCA

VIDYA VIJAYATETARAM 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13

53 178 151 189 270 487 283 231 249 -

258 547 641 335 892 815 -

139 122 140 670 61 283 311 575 -

605 124 518 475 456 449 1003 -

131 133 331 315 431 156 700 197 -

587 659 611 830 736 174 962 1021 -

121

899

278

744

-

-

1148

1492

686

893

1181

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

122

1088

1412

-

-

-

2535

100677

4235

143934

60955

188590

15040

140736

18366

146884

45456

138117

2645

121042

10999

118632

45221

125862

12062

87385

25369

117651

22843

121133

3571

143394

29217

138239

188601

-

1464

94785

7209

88505

16682

-

4683

105030

12026

120618

107829

115691

8423

72856

15657

68916

90498

-

 For UG courses such as B.A., B.Sc. & B.Com. admissions are made by notifying the list of selected candidates on the basis of percentage of marks and reservation policy of Government of Andhra Pradesh.  For PG courses 70% of the seats are filled by the university counseling and the remaining 30% seats are filled by the college on the basis of management merit quota. Whereas this institution, as compared with the other colleges within the city/district, has the record of getting its seats filled at the earliest. The same is the case with regard to the admission into Post Graduation courses. That itself speaks volumes of the goodwill and popularity of the institution that has been enjoying since its inception. 2.1.4 Is there a mechanism in the institution to review its admission process and student profiles annually? If „ yes‟ what is the outcome of such an effort and how has it contributed to the improvement of the process? Yes. The Admission Committee reviews and oversees the admission process. It has to be underscored that the entire process is transparent, smooth and streamlined because of analysis done to facilitate it. There is an annual study of student profiles. V.S.M. College

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 After going through admission process, an analytical study on students‟ academic background, economic status, family background, demographic background and level of disability is made.  The activities of the students are closely monitored by assigning faculty members.  A „Record‟ of mentoring books (Student Profile) are maintained which consists the parameters like attendance, marks scored, sports and extracurricular activities.  The data is used in preparing the academic and teaching plans that are suitable to the students admitted.  Students are given opportunities to exhibit their talents and develop their potentialities. They are also sensitizing to the social problems and issues affecting the society.  For slow learners remedial classes and tutorials are conducted. Outcome: One significant suggestion that came up during the past meetings was the introduction of online applications, which we try to introduce in the near future. The next step is that the preparation of the whole admission list is to be digitalized, which has been executed through software. 2.1.5 Reflecting on the strategies adopted to increase / improve access for the following categories of students, enumerate on how the admission policy of the institution and its student profiles demonstrate/reflect the National commitment to diversity and inclusion *SC/ST, *OBC *Women* Differently abled *Economically weaker sections* Minority community * Any other. As an aided affiliated college, the admission policy of the institution is totally dictated by the policies of the State Government and the University as per the regulations. Our attempt is to infuse more of diversity into the admission process without compromising our quest for excellence. SC/ST/OBC: Students from SC/ST and Other Backward Classes are allotted seats as per reservation system of the State Government policy. Fee exemption is also extended to these students. At present the reservation quota is 15%, 6% and 29% for SC, ST and OBC respectively. Women: 33.33% quota of seats are reserved for women in all UG and PG courses. Separate hostel facility is available for women. Differently-abled: There is reservation for students belonging to differently abled categories as per State Government policy i.e. 3%. The students are counseled on the feasible choice of the course of study. The campus is disabled friendly. They were exempted from tution fee. Once admitted, the candidates are V.S.M. College

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given special privileges. Economically-weaker sections of the Society: There is fee reimbursement for students belonging to economically weaker sections of the society by State Government. The institution has been strictly adhering to all the norms imposed by the government to increase/ improve access for all the categories of students enrolled above. There is no doubt that the admission policy of the institution and its student profiles demonstrate/ reflect the national commitment to diversity and inclusion of lower strata of the society. The increase in number of students from such categories by leaps and bounds speaks volumes of the fact that the institution is strongly wedded to the national commitment to the uplift of the poor, weak and disabled. Any other: Special weightage is given to the students in admission to all programmes who have participated at intercollegiate, regional, state or national level games. The institution can boast of some of the best sports personalities. Students having experience in participating sports, NCC and NSS programmes are given weightage 5% in index on the basis of certificates availed by them at the time of admission to all programmes. The children of Ex-Servicemen who are residing in the state of Andhra Pradesh will avail 3% reservation. 90% of the fee was exempted to the parentless children and no tution fee was collected from families of single girl child. 500 400 300 200 100 0

500 400 300 200 100 0

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2009-10 BOYS GIRLS

2011-12 BOYS GIRLS

500 400 300 200 100 0

500 400 300 200 100 0

2010-11 BOYS GIRLS

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2.1.6 Provide the following details for various programmes offered by the institution during the last four years and comment on the trends. i.e. reasons for increase / decrease and actions initiated for improvement. Details of the programmes offered by the institution Now a days the students are attracted towards professional courses like engineering, medical, paramedical, diploma courses etc. So over all student enrolment is decrease.ng in the pure science stream in Andhra Pradesh. Details of various programmes both UG & PG: 2009-2010

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

Programmes App

Adm

DR

App

Adm

DR

App

Adm

DR

App

Adm

DR

B.A. B.Sc. MPC B.Sc. MPCS B.Sc. CBZ B.Sc. CBM

102 108 20 28 22

76 108 20 28 22

1.34 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00

78 139 80 39 -

UG 66 126 80 39 -

1.18 1.10 1.00 1.00 -

51 92 95 48 -

51 92 75 48 -

1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 -

83 67 55 48 -

68 67 55 48 -

1.22 1.00 1.00 1.00 -

B.Com.

196

153

1.28

198

157

1.26

105

105

1.00

138

120

1.15

-

-

-

-

-

-

63

50

1.26

78

65

1.20

-

32

-

-

31

-

-

33

-

-

29

-

-

33

-

-

32

-

-

23

-

-

13

-

-

26 16 19 60 41

-

-

11 14 19 106 27

-

-

04 07 108 28

-

-

09 16 08 96 23

-

General

B.Com. Vocational

PG M.Sc. Organic Chem.

M.Sc. Analytical Chem.

M.Sc. Botany M.Sc. Zoology M.Com. MBA MCA

1.6 1.4 1.2 1 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0

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The following findings are arrived at after an analysis of the demand ratio for various courses offered here. At the undergraduate level, demand for B.A, B.Com. (General) is rather high in view of the changed structure of syllabus. B.Com. Re-structured (Computers) Course is enjoying a great demand due to the increasing opportunities in the areas of Accounts and Computers in the Industries and Financial Organizations. B.Sc. (CBZ) also has good demand with multi channels opening into Pharmacy, Para-Medical courses, Agriculture, Biochemistry, Biotechnology etc. B.Sc. MPC and MPCS have comparatively less demand as per the present trend. Majority of the students are opting for Engineering courses because facility of fee reimbursement, easy admission and as a channel for lucrative jobs as software/hardware Engineers. Regarding the PG courses, MBA and M.Sc. (Chemistry) there is good demand for company managers and chemists respectively. MCA has lost its luster due to decrease of software boom. The increase in demand is usually parallel to career opportunities/vertical mobility. The institution has been intimating the University for granting additional seats and for opening additional sections for courses with increasing demand.

2.2 Catering to Diverse Needs of Students 2.2.1 How does the institution cater to the needs of differently-abled students and ensure adherence to government policies in this regard? The institution is fully adhering to government policies regarding the needs of differently-abled students.  3% of seats are reserved at the time of admission in various programmes as per the State Government norms.  Special scholarships in-terms of waiving their fee are sanctioned by the Management.  These students are accommodated as far as possible on the ground floor to enable them easier and convenient access to their classrooms.  Such students are also given half an hour extra time in the final examinations.  Scribes are provided to the blind students during the examinations.  Student volunteers are assigned to deaf-mute and visually impaired students for help and guidance.  Easy accessibility of library books . 2.2.2 Does the institution assess the student‟s needs in terms of knowledge and skills before the commencement of the programme? If „yes‟, give details on the process. Yes,

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 The college conducts one orientation programme for the newly admitted students to acquaint them with the college atmosphere, examination pattern and evaluation process, extracurricular and co-curricular activities.  Bridge courses are offered to the new entrants to acquaint them with information on the subject.  The faculty of English, Computer Science and Commerce departments conducts bridge courses for two weeks after college hours. Assessment Criteria during teaching learning process  Seminar  Group discussion  Quiz 2.2.3 What are the strategies drawn and deployed by the institution to bridge the knowledge gap of the enrolled students to enable them to cope with the programme of their choice? (Bridge/ Remedial/ Add-on/ Enrichment Courses, etc. The college is situated in the rural area. Also a majority of students are from Telugu medium. This leads to lack of confidence and diffidence when compared with the students of several other colleges located in big cities.  Bridge courses are offered to make a comfortable transition to English as medium of instruction.  A bridge course for two weeks is being conducted every year for first year students. The course consists of basic communicative skills, introduction to new vocabulary and accent training.  The next two weeks are dedicated to basic concepts in their respective disciplines. Science and Arts students who joining in B.Com./MBA courses are given special coaching in basics of commerce/accountancy.  Remedial courses are offered after the first continuous assessment tests until university examinations/semester end, for those who need to improve.  All departments conduct remedial classes on scheduled days beyond college hours.  The institution appoints a Staff guardian lecturer for every twenty five students to help him/her with counseling and intensive coaching.  Certificate courses are offered namely- Tourism and Travel, Tailoring and Embroidery, Tally etc. Knowledge enrichment courses are also conducted for communication skills, Personality Development etc. 2.2.4 How does the college sensitize its staff and students on issues such as gender, inclusion, environment etc.? In addition to academic and formal conventional education, the college lays special emphasis on ethical and moral values to mould the character of its students. V.S.M. College

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 The institution has established Women empowerment cell. It is working under the supervision of a senior woman faculty to educate girl students towards self-sustainment and confidence.  Conducting seminar and workshop on women empowerment and women rights.  The college which is co-educational institution sensitizes its staff and students on issues such as gender inclusion, environment etc by holding seminars on the relevant topics like women empowerment, celebration of women‟s day by teachers and students is also a part of the same tradition.  Eco-club has been started by the students and the lecturers with a view to create awareness regarding environmental protection.  Sapling plantation is taken up by students in and off the campus.  The books related to different religions are available in college library.  Encouraging students and faculties for participation in environmental programmes and issues. Programmes attending to needs of the under privileged section of the society through NSS unit in villages. 2.2.5 How does the institution identify and respond to special educational/ learning needs of advanced learners? Advanced learners are identified through Mentor System and provided with Additional Curriculum. Information available relating to curricular aspects from Current Science, Resonance, Economic and Political weekly, Yojana, Kurukshetra and important articles from news papers etc is documented and kept in the general library for the benefit of the students. Faculty conducts discussions and additional classes on these areas once in a month. Study projects, Book reviews are encouraged. Participation in Quiz programmes, classroom seminars, discussion on current trends, group discussions, preparation of assignments with the help of websites are also encouraged. Financial incentives are provided to the merit holders by the management and retired faculty. They are also awarded prizes and medals on the basis of merit position in the University examination. Names of toppers in various subjects are displayed on the board of „Role of Honor‟. Free sets of books are provided by faculty members to encourage healthy competition among the toppers. Top two students from each class are given membership in the college student participatory committees. The students are encouraged to seek help and guidance from the teachers in their leisure hours. Emphasis is laid on self study. The numerous intellectual and cultural programmes within and outside the campus provide exposure to develop their innate talents in organizing and it also serves as a platform for interaction and experiential learning

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2.2.6 How does the institution collect, analyze and use the data and information on the academic performance (through the programme duration) of the students at risk of drop out (students from the disadvantaged sections of society, physically challenged, slow learners, economically weaker sections etc.)? The institution collects and analyses data from  Academic history/Parent feedback  Attendance records  Academic Counselling report  Faculty feedback of the student  Student behaviour and attitude  Subject/Classroom/Lab involvement  Performance in class tests, assignments etc. Remedial Measures for disadvantaged Sections/Slow Learners:  Special Coaching  Remedial Classes  Scholarships  Financial aid  Simplified learning material  Personal counseling

2.3 Teaching-Learning Process 2.3.1 How does the College plan and organize the teaching, learning and evaluation schedules? (Academic calendar, teaching plan and evaluation blue print, etc.) The college plans and organizes the teaching, learning and evaluation schedules as per the guidelines given by the affiliating University. The academic calendar, teaching plan and evaluation are strictly followed by its blue- print. Academic calendar:  According to University calendar IQAC prepares its own schedule.  The academic calendar provides specifications about the schedule of admission, date of commencement of teaching and time table, number of working days, holidays, co-curricular activities, dates of University examinations and other important information.  The same is printed in the college hand book. It is distributed among the staff, students and their parents for ready reference.  The Heads of the Departments ensures that the same is adhered to.  A College academic calendar is prepared under the guidance of senior faculty members based on the academic calendar of affiliating University and as per RC No.9A/Acad.Cir/ Acd cell/AC-1/3/07 dated 17-07-2007 of CCE, A.P.Hyderabad. V.S.M. College

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Teaching plan:  Teaching plan is prepared by all the concerned and submitted to the respective head of the departments every academic year.  Faculty maintains teaching diaries and teaching notes. Teaching diaries and teaching notes are checked by the Principal periodically. Evaluation system:  The departments carry out internal assessment based on student‟s performance in tests and punctuality.  The slip tests are conducted regularly during the course of teaching. Halfyearly and Pre-final examinations are being conducted to prepare the students for final University examinations at the end of the academic year.  Final evaluation is carried out by the University and Institution has no role in it, except conducting the examination in fair manner according to University provided timetable.  Final examinations, evaluation and declaration of result is thus within the purview of University. Evaluation blue print:  The University has provided a blue print for evaluation with the details of grades and grade points which is printed in the handbook given to students at the beginning of the academic year.  Annual examination system is in practice with 100 marks for each paper at UG level.  Semester pattern is followed at PG level.  In case of PG Science students, evaluation is done internally as well as externally for 15% and 85% marks respectively.  In science subjects both UG and PG, the practical evaluation includes record, assignment and viva-voce in addition to the main component of the experiments.  MBA, M.Com., MCA, B.Com. and B.Com vocational courses evaluation will be done internally as well as externally for 30% and 70% marks respectively.  However the evaluation in case of M.Com., MBA and MCA courses at PG level will be done with the help of project reports and viva-voce. 2.3.2 How does IQAC contribute to improve the teaching – learning process?  IQAC has been established by the institution as a quality tool to maintain and sustain the quality parameter of the institution in every field including extension activities.  IQAC meets once in three months to evaluate teaching-learning process and discuss academic and research activities including infrastructural facilities and student support services.

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 The IQAC monitors promotion, implementation and continuous improvement of innovations in curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities of the institution.  It also helps to improve the teaching-learning process by introducing the latest teaching learning aids.  Establishment of question banks for core papers in all disciplines.  College offers industry-friendly education by engaging the students in industry projects and arranging for internships.  It also collects feedback from the students, which is subsequently analyzed to improve the teaching- learning process.  IQAC conducts academic audit regularly. Wherever measures are required, if any, they are taken up immediately.  IQAC provides the development and application of quality parameters for the various academic and administrative activities of the institution. 2.3.3 How is learning 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? The college offers a lot of support services to its teachers for making learning more student centric. Learners are encouraged to take a project work in a subject by offering incentives, creating opportunities for paper presentation in seminars and involving them in common activities of the college to develop leadership and organization skills. Interactive learning is generally confined to classroom. Students are encouraged by the teachers to raise their doubts, discuss their problems, interact with teacher on different aspects of the subject. During weekends, they are asked to present open-seminars on the subject of their choice in the syllabus. During leisure periods, they are encouraged to have interaction on different issues of National importance. Collaborative learning through group discussions, role play, case study, debates, field visits, model making to supplement classroom teaching are inculcated. Innovative practices in teaching/experiments are encouraged through IQAC. Independent learning is self-study activity. The college provides a well stocked library which boasts of latest books and journals which the faculty and students uses efficiently to provide comprehensive and latest information to the students. Library hours are allotted and additional reading habit is encouraged. Students can use the Reading Room and Reference Section of the Library, Language Laboratory and Internet facility available in the computer centres for their independent learning. V.S.M. College

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2.3.4 How does the institution nurture critical thinking, creativity and scientific temper among the students to transform them into life-long learners and innovators?  The institution through IQAC tries to extract the student versatility and critical thinking by conducting group discussions, Quiz competitions, book reviews, essay writing, debate and elocution competitions which they accommodate in the academic plan.  To nurture the students‟ creativity faculty is motivating them to participate and present papers in seminars, workshops and articles to the magazines and to carry minor scientific projects pertaining to their area of studies.  The students also participate in science exhibitions where they design, assemble and exhibit working models.  The college also creates a platform for the students to exhibit their talents through the cultural wing.  We conducted guest lecturers by Alumni like  Dr. Adi Murthy, Senior Scientist, ISRO, Bangalore.  Dr.G.Bhagavannarayana, Chief Scientist, N.P.L, New Delhi  Dr.G.Venkata Reddy, Scientist, National Potato Research Centre, Shimla.  Dr. G.Suresh Babu, National Young Scientist Awardee, Allahabad Agricultural University. to inspire the students which transmit them into lifelong learners and innovators. 2.3.5 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.  Two full-fledged e-classrooms with all the required ICT facilities is made available to all the departments to use of modern teaching-learning.  English Language Laboratory has been provided with latest Comprehensive Software Packages by Globareena Company to develop the Communication Skills, Personality Development and Grammar Skills.  The computer aided learning is given priority in our educational system. All computer laboratories have LCD projectors with internet connection.  NPTEL is mainly applicable to the departments of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Management studies in our Institution and the required lessons are used for affective teaching.  The internet connections available in all departments to preparing latest teaching aides and library enhance the scope of e-learning.

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 Teachers use transparencies, Power Point presentations and educational CDs to create a rich learning environment for the students.  Besides the e-learning, resources like N-List of INFLIBNET, 1000 CDs are available in the library for utilization of the teachers. 2.3.6 How are the students and faculty exposed to advanced level of knowledge and skills (blended learning, expert lectures, seminars, workshops etc.)? The college students and faculty are periodically exposed to advanced level of knowledge and skills through their participation in blended learning, expert lectures, seminars, workshops etc. Faculty:  Subject experts on various issues are invited by the college to deliver guest lectures in seminars and workshops by which faculty members and students are benefited.  The horizon of their knowledge and learning further gets widened when they go for refresher and orientation courses and for educational tours.  Faculty members are encouraged to take membership of professional and academic bodies.  Ever since the inception of the college the faculty has been participating in the conferences and presenting papers in national and international level seminars. Students:  Seminars on burning topics are organized from time to time in the college. Prominent scholars and people from corporate circles are invited to exhibit their pedantry for the benefit of the students.  The institution conducts industrial visits and study excursions to develop the interest of students in their respective subjects.  Field trips, guest lectures are the other way of exposing the faculty and students to the advanced level of knowledge and skills.  Visiting library regularly and preparing study projects, assignments, book reviews, and getting access to various folders. The college is a subscriber to N-List of INFLIBNET. 2.3.7 Detail (process and the number of students/benefited) on the academic, personal and psycho-social support and guidance services (professional counseling / mentoring / academic advise) provided to students?  The College meticulously implemented the mentorship.  Some of the rural students lacking confidence, having inferiority complex are dealt with and confidence is infused. They are made to walk along with the rest of the students to build up the zeal.  The students who seek psychological boosting or the candidates who are psycho-socially left out are given psychological counseling by the college faculty itself. V.S.M. College

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 In fact the faculty acts as a true friend, guide and philosopher to the students.  Every year 8% of students in each class are benefited with the academic, personal and psycho-social guidance services. 2.3.8 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 faculty to adopt new and innovative approaches and the impact of such innovative practices on student learning? The college encourages the teachers to keep themselves abreast of the latest developments in their respective fields.  They are encouraged to use computers, Internet and library resources to enrich their teaching. The college faculty is also provided training for use of computers, latest software so that they can themselves create modern teaching aids to be used in their classrooms.  Visual instruments like LCD, Slide Projector, OHP, Video Cassettes, Working Models and Charts are used according to the requirement. Power point presentations are made available by the faculty members.  Project based learning is a mandatory component for all second degree students in Environmental Studies and certain PG programmes. Projects help students to review the outcome and impact of research. It helps the learners to pool the findings and arrive at solutions.  Problem based solving studies were introduced in the management department. Interactive method of case study, guest lectures are periodically held. All the innovative practices immensely help the students to acquire the knowledge in their respective subjects as well as infuse confidence in them to deal the field level problems in their career. 2.3.9 How are library resources used to augment the teaching-learning process?  The institution has two Central Libraries for the use of students of UG and PG separately.  The two Central Libraries, the core Learning and Teaching Resource Centres of the college with 60,563 books, 141 periodicals and 1000 CDs support teaching, learning and research across a wide range of conceivable disciplines.  Every department has a separate departmental library for ready use.  These Libraries are enriched with books, magazines and journals, encyclopedias, back volumes, project works, dissertations and thesis including e-books and e-journals.  Students are encouraged to make use of library services to instill reading habit among them and issues books. V.S.M. College

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 It is equipped with OPAC, INFLIBNET, DELNET . All the faculty in the college has access to INFLIBNET N-List resources. This facility is a boon to the research scholars.  From the newspapers and magazines some relevant clippings are maintained in separate folders to enrich the knowledge base of the students.  The fresher are given Library Orientation Program about the importance and methods of using the Library and Information Centre.  In addition to the conventional library books the institution is proud of purchasing Encyclopedia Britannica, Americana, McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of science and technology and a huge collection of rare reference books.  The founder president Sri Vundavilli Satyanarayana Murthy had taken special care to collect rare and ancient books as a unique contribution to its resources. 2.3.10 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. This type of situation has never happened. The college handles the completion of curriculum very well.  The academic and extra-curricular activities are scheduled in accordance with academic annual plan in each department.  The institution faces challenges sometimes due to climatic conditions/bandhs in completing the curriculum but the college tries to overcome these challenges through extra classes.  The IQAC keeps a check on the syllabus covered by the various departments on regular basis. 2.3.11 How does the institution monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching learning?     

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Internal quality assurance cell monitors and provides feedback Regular feedbacks are obtained from the students Result analysis is done at the conclusion of tests/examinations. Feedback & suggestions collected in the suggestion box. The teachers constantly monitor the quality and evaluate the same through intra and inter departmental discussions and take suitable corrective steps.

Teacher Quality

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 Teachers are recruited by following eligibility criterion laid down by the Government and University from time to time.  Applications are invited through advertisement in various English and Telugu dailies giving adequate time.  Interviews are conducted comprising a committee duly constituted as per G.O.Ms. No. 119, Edn (CE 1-2) Dept, dated 22-3-1991. In order to meet the changing requirements of the curriculum, the faculty is advised to attend seminars and refresher courses in various universities in and outside the state.  Some programmes are held in the institution during the vacation to improve their knowledge and teaching skills. During the last five years, many of our teachers have participated a number of Regional, National and International Seminars and Workshops.  To retain the competent staff, they are paid salaries according to the grades specified by the UGC.  The staff is also provided with other requisite facilities like Medical leave, Casual Leave etc.  They are also given study leave if they wish to upgrade their qualification to pursue M.Phil. /Ph.D. Professional skill and experience of retired teachers are utilized in administration as well as teaching. The institution is fully aware of the need for recruiting and retaining qualified and competent teachers for facing the challenges of the curriculum.

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2.4.2 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. The college has always taken steps for regular quality improvement of faculty from the stage of recruitment till the time of retirement. The UGC scheme V.S.M. College

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of FIP for completion of Ph.D. work has been utilized most effectively during the previous years. The institution has not in fact faced much difficulty in getting qualified faculty in the emerging areas. The College appoints additional faculty to teach new programmes teaching staff on ad-hoc basis. The salaries are met by the management. A committee is constituted for this purpose by the management. 2.4.3 Providing details on staff development programmes during the last four years elaborate on the strategies adopted by the institution in enhancing the teacher quality. In order to enhance the quality of the teachers the following methods are adopted. a) Nomination to staff development programmes. Academic Staff Development Programmes

Refresher course HRD programmes Orientation programmes Staff training conducted by the university Staff training conducted by other institution Summer/winter schools, workshops, etc.

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b) Faculty Training programmes organized by the institution to empower and enable the use of various tools and technology for improved teachinglearning: such as Development, Selection and Use of Teaching learning Material including e-content, Audio Visual Aids/multimedia and ICT training, OERs, Handling new curriculum etc. c) Faculty  invited as resource persons in Workshops / Seminars / Conferences organized by external professional agencies : 08  participated in external Workshops / Seminars / Conferences recognized by national/ international professional bodies : 71  presented papers in Workshops / Seminars / Conferences conducted or recognized by professional agencies : 115 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.)  As the college is covered under sections 2(f) and 12(b) of the UGC, the faculty members avail the facilities such as research grants, study leave,

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Teacher research fellowship etc. Such facilities are available for the development of the faculty.  Applications for research grants for major and minor projects are encouraged, recommended and forwarded. The number of such projects completed and ongoing is presented in criterion III (3.1.5). The list of staff members who have availed study leave on FIP and the number of staff who have been awarded Ph.D. Programme, travel grant from UGC and other agencies is also presented in the same criterion.  The staff members are motivated and encouraged to participate in National, International Conferences/ Workshops /Seminars (within and outside India).  The institution also conducts number of seminars, workshops and special lectures for the benefit of its faculty and students.  Management offers financial assistance whenever a regional or National seminar/workshop is planned by any department and whenever there is a delay in receiving fund from an external agency. 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. Dr. D. Jeevana Sri, Reader, Department of Sanskrit received Best Thesis Award (2008), Best Teacher Award (2010), Bharat Vidya Shiromani Award (2011), Rashtriya Vidya Gaurav Gold Medal Award (2011), Eminent Educationist Award (2011). The college provides necessary infrastructure and other required support to encourage teachers to excel in their teaching. 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?  Self-designed formats are prepared to evaluate teachers.  The feedback is systematically analyzed, conclusions are drawn, discussed in staff council meetings and corrective measures are initiated.  The head of the institution takes feedback of the teachers from the students.  At the end of every academic year students give feedback of individual faculty members on their teaching skills on a prescribed format.  Based on such feed backs the principal advises the concerned teachers as how best they can improve the quality of their teaching.

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 The institution maintains complete transparency in the evaluation process. Thus the institution ensures itself that the stakeholders of the institution especially students and faculty are aware of the evaluation process.  The scheme of examination, the syllabi and question bank in each subject is printed by the college and a copy thereof is supplied to each and every student at free of cost.  Evaluation process communicated by Andhra University is printed in student handbook and it is distributed to all students at the beginning of academic year.  Before the commencement of the internal examinations and the University examinations the evaluation methods to be adopted are again highlighted by issuing notices through Student Notice Board.  After the September and December House Exams, the result cards are dispatched to the parents of the students.  The college website and the college calendar carries adequate information regarding the evaluation methodologies. 2.5.2 What are the major evaluation reforms of the University that the institution has adopted and what are reforms initiated by the institution on its own? University reforms: The University has adopted the latest evaluation techniques. Few salient features of evaluation system are as follows:  A major evaluation reform was initiated by the Andhra University in the academic year 2009-2010. 10 point scale relative grading system was introduced for all under graduate courses in all streams.  In case of P.G. students, evaluation is done internally as well as externally for 15% and 85% marks respectively. The evaluation in case of Commerce, Management courses and MCA will be done with the help of project reports and viva-voce.  At the U.G. level has annual examination system with 100 marks for each paper and 50 marks for practical examination in Science subjects. In Commerce and Commerce vocational evaluation of papers will be done internally as well as externally for 30% and 70% marks respectively. Practical examinations are also included in Mathematics. The project work is introduced in Economics Paper III for B.A. Students  Introduction of foundation courses (Computer course/Computer Skills, Foundation Course etc).  Practical examination for 50 Marks and On-line examination in English subject at UG level.  Conducting instant examinations to avoid loss of one academic year i.e. to enable them to join higher studies. Institution reforms: V.S.M. College

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 As the college is to follow strictly the rules and regulations of the affiliating University there is no scope to introduce any evaluation reforms but to adopt them in to.  Same pattern of question papers are used in house examination.  Class tests are conducted to evaluate the performance of students.  In practical subjects comprehensive and continuous evaluation is done.  Internal assessment system is in vogue for all PG Courses. 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? Institution follows the university norms and guidelines for conducting examinations at U.G. and P.G. level. A separate examination committee is formed for conducting internal examinations in the institution. 1. Same pattern of question papers is used in house examination. 2. Internal assessment is awarded to the students as per the university criteria. 3. Class tests and unit tests are conducted to evaluate the performance of students. After the evaluation of the answer scripts, the faculty conducts test analysis in the classroom to identify the drawbacks of each student and counsel them to rectify their mistakes. 4. Monthly tests are conducted and record is kept. 2.5.4 Provide details on the formative and summative evaluation approaches adopted to measure student achievement. Cite a few examples which have positively impacted the system.  Formative Assessment: The goal of formative assessment is to monitor student learning, to provide on-going feedback that can be used by instructors to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning. Formative Assessment of the students is done on the following parameters:  Assignments  Presentations  Field visits  Industrial visits  Class interactions  Group discussions  Workshops/Seminars  Research activities  Projects Written and practical tests  Organizing functions  Curriculum based training  Social activities  Inter college competitions V.S.M. College

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 Overall attendance and conduct during the session.  Summative Assessment: The goal of summative assessment is to evaluate student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard or benchmark. Summative assessments are often high stakes, which means that they have a high point value. Summative Assessment takes place at the end of the academic session which is conducted by the college during the Model Test at the end of the semester. Even if some students don‟t perform well or clear the eligibility condition, then an extra chance is given to the student for his/her evaluation. This process helps the students to gain confidence and to achieve good results. This is how the institution uses the formative and summative evaluation approach to measure the students' performance. The university conducts a summative evaluation at the end of each semester through the following.  Written Exams  Practical Exams  Viva voce  Project work 2.5.5 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. In order to monitor the students performance, several examinations are conducted during the academic year. An examination committee is constituted for every three years to monitor the examinations. After evaluation of answer scripts, they are given to students for self assessment. Academic progress reports are sent to the parents/ guardians with particulars of student attendance and examination marks. The compliments to the bright and meritorious students, a precautionary warning for the poor performers are conveyed by the staff guardians. This has been the practice in the college since its inception.  In respect of Science subjects model practical examination are conducted before the commencement of University examination.  Unit tests, Half-yearly, Pre-final examinations and unscheduled examinations are conducted throughout the year.  Thus the institution has been monitoring and communicating the progress and performance of students through the ward counseling system. Completion Rate (in per cent) Course

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M.Com.

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M.C.A M.Sc. Organic Chemistry

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83 55

95 58

85 64

M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry

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56

52

67

M.Sc. Botany M.Sc. Micro Biology

90 79

95 81

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M.Sc. Zoology

75

94

94

98

B.A.(HEP)

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59

66

50

B.Sc. (MPC)

57

42

54

52

B.Sc. (MPCS)

45

47

46

45

B.Sc. (CBZ)

53

42

46

49

B.Com.

71

73

82

72

2.5.6 Detail on the significant improvements made in ensuring rigor transparency in the internal assessment during the last four years weightages assigned for the overall development of students (weightage behavioral aspects, independent learning, communication skills etc. Transparency in Internal Assessment: After evaluation of the Assignments/tests/projects/ etc. the outcome of the assessment is discussed in the class. Results are put up on the notice boards, Students are individually counselled, Feedback is taken from the students for improvement in assessment, and in the existing standards of assessment. Weightage in Internal Assessment:  Through the college continuous internal assessment there is a progressive improvement in the behaviour aspects, independent learning and communication skills. These are achieved to conduct special courses on personality development, encouraging the students to the reading habit, book reviews and in participation of communication skill programmes. 2.5.7 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. Yes, our college uses assessment/evaluation not only as an indicator tool for evaluating student performance but also as improvement in faculty performance where needed. The following are the methods of assessment used as indicators of student performance: V.S.M. College

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Assessment Criteria

Learning Outcome

Written tests and assignments

knowledge and intellectual skills

Practical Skill assessment

Develop learning through on the job, resulting in better understanding

Seminars, debates, elocution etc.

communicative skills

Industrial visit/Field work

application, design and experience evernts.

Study projects and creative works

research attitude and skills

Community service

compassion, fraternity

Fine arts

perception to life

Attendance Assessment

Leads to regularity and punctuality

2.5.8 What are the mechanisms for redressal of grievances with reference to evaluation both at the college and University level? College level: The institution follows open evaluation system. The evaluated answer scripts of every internal examination are distributed to the students in the classrooms followed with discussion and valued answer sheets are returned to the students in UG courses. Discrepancies pointed out if any are rectified immediately. University level: In respect of University examinations the University offers re-counting and re-valuation facility to the students. For this process, some fee is charged from the student.

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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?  Yes, the college has clearly stated objectives which point towards learning outcome.  While preparing the course content, the learning outcomes are clearly specified and approved by Board of Studies and Academic Council of University. V.S.M. College

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 A copy of course content with learning outcomes is made available to the students for reference.  The individual teachers announce the general outcomes to the students at the beginning of the academic year and the chapter-wise outcomes at the beginning of each chapter..  Learning outcomes improve higher level cognitive abilities of students.  The evaluation pattern is designed to ensure the achievement of the same.  The learning outcomes are prima facie assessed from the feedback collected from the students.  The student-centric learning also ensures achievement of learning outcomes.  The feedback of the stakeholders is often considered as the yard stick for measuring the learning outcomes.  If any barrier is identified in achieving the learning outcomes, the institution takes concrete remedial measures, so as to enable the students to attain the desired level.  The remedial measures include, remedial coaching, individualized academic counselling, etc. 2.6.2 How are the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategies of the institution structured to facilitate the achievement of the intended learning outcomes? As already mentioned, the set outcomes are recorded in the teaching learning plans for each chapter by every teacher. The in house evaluation is aimed at assessing the outcomes. The students are made aware of the outcomes they are expected to achieve. With these arrangements in the background, the teachers take up not only the teaching learning process, starting with bridge/remedial programs, but also the co and extra curricular activities. Further, the other support structures like library, student centres etc. help in achieving the outcomes. 2.6.3 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?  Each course has clearly stated objectives and how the course will help in the job market is also discussed.  Skill oriented workshops are organized. (Refer 3.1.6)  Seminar is introduced as a course at the final year level, in this students are encouraged to conduct researches guided by the faculty with a purpose to develop research culture in the students.  Visits to various industries, research institute, academic institute, welfare units are organized. Advertisements related to the field are displayed on notice board.  Students are guided to apply and appear for the jobs.  Campus interviews are organized. V.S.M. College

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 Students are given an idea of their future job prospects.  Value added lectures on entrepreneurship skills are conducted.  Students are motivated through personality development and encouraged to participate in activities for social and community service. 2.6.4 How does the institution collect and analyze data on student learning outcomes and use it for planning and overcoming barriers of learning? The institution has some well defined and specific procedures to collect and analyze data on student learning outcomes. Tools or methods used to measure achievement of the learning outcome: a) Internal Assessment b) Feedback from stakeholders c) Employment rate  Midterm and continuous evaluation comprising of monthly internal tests, assignments and seminar presentations. Subsequently the feedback comes from the grades obtained by students in University Examinations.  Introduction of unit wise objective and analytical type questions consisting of objective, short, descriptive and analytical answers.  The feedback so obtained is analyzed at the departmental/College level as per guidelines of the IQAC and findings are implemented to improve teachinglearning process and overcome the barriers of learning. Institution has taken following steps to overcome barriers:  Delimiting the length of the answers in order to promote writing briefly up to the point.  Providing Question Banks on various subjects to the students with free of cost.  Timely redressal of student‟s grievances.  By showing answer books to students to make them understand their relative strengths and weaknesses.  Minimum attendance limit for students to minimize absenteeism.  In case the grade is unsatisfactory, the students in first and second year are required to attend remedial classes during which assessment of assignments and examinations are held to ensure satisfactory learning. 2.6.5 How does institution monitor and ensure the achievement of learning outcomes? At the first level as the students are made aware of the need for achieving learning outcomes, they themselves will be conscious of it. Secondly, the teachers monitor the outcomes through formative assessment and take remedial measures. Thirdly, at the college level, the IQAC reviews the progress and takes corrective steps. To monitor the achievement of learning outcome the college adopts the following:  Co-curricular activities are executed  The IQAC of college has a set mechanism to monitor the student‟s learning outcomes. V.S.M. College

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 Attendance is compulsorily taken for every lecture.  The class test and assignments are valued within a short duration and the marks are recorded, which acts as a ready reckoned for the academic progress of the students. The students' participation in the class and the marks scored in tutorials, assignments helps to judge the students by the staff members. Institute keeps a track record of students' performance and maintains their assessment record graph. Results of test, exams are recorded and evaluated every semester.  The slow learners are taken care of by the mentors in counselling cell. Remedial programs are arranged for slow learners.  Library register, attendance register are monitored to know about the student's interest in academic activities.  The faculty members are encouraged to conduct surprise tests, quizzes to monitor the academic progress of each student.  Department wise result analysis is done every annual/semester when the results are published, and it is shared with the teacher and parents to improve the performance of the students. 2.6.6 What are the graduate attributes specified by the college/affiliating university? How does the college ensure the attainment of these by the students? The graduate attributes specified by the college/ affiliating university are a) Competence b) Confidence c) Excellence. The college aspires to inculcate these qualities to their students through a comprehensive education in order to bring about a transformational impact on the students. The college inculcates these qualities.  Enrichment of Knowledge.  As it aims to make its students employable.  It endeavors to make them valuable global citizens.  Self-motivation and focus on outcomes  To make them academically sound enough to stare in the face of the competitive world. The college ensures that by the time the student finishes his/her education in the college, he attains all these specified attributes. The faculty members of the college work rigorously to enable the students imbibe the valuable lessons by way of seminars, moral lectures, presentations and field work. The faculty sensitizes students towards inclusive social concerns, human rights, gender and environmental issues to make them sensitive, sensible, useful and conscientious global citizens.

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CRITERION-III RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENTION

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Promotion of Research

3.1.1 Does the institution have recognized research centers of the affiliating University or any other agency/organization? As per the norms, previously the affiliating university did not permit to establish research centers in affiliated colleges. Now the university authorities permitted to establish research centers in affiliated colleges. So the college authorities are in touch with the university authorities to establish research center during the current year. 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. To gear up with research, we have initially formed a research committee comprising of the following members who will monitor the research activity.  Dr. T. Damodar Reddy, Principal, Ex-officio President  Dr. K.S.N. Reddy, Reader & Head, Dept of Botany, Convener  Dr. D.Jeevana Sri, Reader& Head, Dept. of Sanskrit, Member  Dr.S.Ramanjaneyulu, Reader & Head, Dept. of Economics, Member  Dr. S.S.V.V.S.N. Murthy, Head, PG Dept. of Botany, Member.  Sri M.V.S.Chowdary, DGM (Materials), Navabharat Ventures Ltd., Samarlakota, Member  Sri Satish Kadiyala, Dy. Director (HR), Capital IQ, Hyderabad, Member  Sri A.Jagannadha Varma, Managing Partner, A.R.Raju Bros.(Artos), Ramachandrapuram, Member. The committee mainly motivates and urges the faculty members to register for Ph.D. and to publish papers in scientific journals. As a result of this, a good number of papers have been published in national and international journals. Similarly, the number of Ph.D. and M.Phil. holders has increased to thirty four after 2007-08. Currently, the College has 23 M.Phil. and 11 Ph.D. holders in various disciplines. Activities:  Research committee meets once in three months and reviews academic research of PG students and staff.  To develop an aptitude for research among faculty and students.  Staff is provided with details of funding agencies, model application forms in respect of Major/Minor Research Projects.  To seek collaboration with industries and research labs for carrying out research in our institution.

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 Research papers published by the faculty are brought out in the form of a book periodically.  Incentives are provided to the staff as and when they successfully complete M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees.  Additional Curriculum and Research methodology Photocopied from journals of National repute are documented and made available to the staff and students.  Research methodology classes are conducted for all the P.G. Students under the guidance of Research Committee.  Every year the preliminary meeting of the committee emphasis all the staff to pursue research in their own areas. Impact of the Recommendations of Research Committee: Faculties have initiated enrolling for four M.Phils. and ten Ph.Ds.  Three faculty members belonging to Aided mode have been granted study leave under FIP scheme of UGC to complete their Ph.D. and also two faculty members completed their Ph.D. in part-time basis during the last five years.  Faculty of the institution participated in many seminars as a resource person/ delegates during last four years.  Established HPLC, inverted Microscope, AAS, FTIR, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, PCR and other facilities.  Our faculty members completed three UGC Minor Research Projects successfully.  One Minor Research Project and two Major Research Projects were sanctioned by UGC and have been taken up. 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  Timely availability or release of resources  Adequate infrastructure and human resources  Time-off, reduced teaching load, special leave etc. to teachers  Support in terms of technology and information needs  Facilitate timely auditing and submission of utilization certificate to the funding authorities  Any other Our Institution encourages students and faculty to involve in research activities.  Full support is provided to the principal investigator when the project is sanctioned by UGC for implementation of the research scheme within the stipulated time. The principal investigators are given full freedom to carry out their research work. They are permitted to work even after the working hours V.S.M. College

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without any time restrictions. The college also takes appropriate measures to appoint suitable persons as research associates.  The availability of funds is also made easy. A requisition is submitted to the accounts section well in advance to provide the money further incidental requirements are also granted.  Services of office administrative staff, laboratory assistants and laboratory attendants provided to help in carrying research work.  Certain facilities were provided for the researchers like Wi-Fi, Internet connectivity, latest equipment, computer labs, library facility and research Journals. INFLIBNET, DELNET are also provided to cater the needs of researchers to carryon uninterrupted work.  The college supports the principal investigator in terms of technology and information by providing internal facilities in the department and assessing the library journals and reference books along with subscribed e-journals.  The work load of the staff who is involved in research is reduced. They are also given special leave to attend seminars, conferences and workshops. They are also provided special leave to present their projects to the funding agencies. Their travel expenses are also borne by the management. The income and expenditure with respect to the project funds received from funding agencies are audited.  After auditing, the utilization certificate is endorsed by the auditor and submitted to the funding 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 make efforts in developing scientific temper and research culture and aptitude among the students.  In all the P.G. courses, project work/dissertation/practical exercises are offered to inculcate basic knowledge of research methodology and relevant tools of research to be taught.  HPLC, FTIR, PCR, inverted Microscope, AAS, UV- Vis Spectrophotometer were introduced. Some innovations were created by using these latest equipment.  By arranging seminars and conferences whereby students have ample opportunities to interact with eminent researchers. 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. The institution promotes faculty participation in research through research committee which monitors varied research activities under IQAC. Many faculty members of the institution have made a mark by completing M.Phil. and Ph.D. V.S.M. College

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degree while in service. Details of faculty involved in active research are provided here under: Research Publications by faculty: Dr K. Srinivasa Rao  Structural Thermal and dielectric properties of BiNbO4 ceramic power Jr. Name: Journal Ferroelectric Letters Section, Taylor & Francis, New York, USA, 37(6) (2010) pp.101-109.  Structural and emission characterization of RE3+ ( Eu3+, Sm3+ & Pr3+) doped BiNbO4 ceramic powders. Proc. of Indian National Science Academy (Physical Sciences) Vol.77, 4/Dec. 2011. pp.305-313.  Emission Analysis of RE3+ (Nd3+ & Er3+) Doped Bi2O3-B2O3-LiF Glass System , American Institution of Physics Proceedings, Jan 2011. Dr. S. Ramanjaneyulu  Rs. 2-a-Kg. Rice Scheme in Andhra Pradesh, Southern Economist, on Jan 15th, 2010 Vol. 48 No. 18 pp. 44-46.  Higher Education research in India, Southern Economist, on Oct 15th, 2011 Vol. 50 No. 12 pp. 53-54.  Money Supply in India since 1990-91, Southern Economist, on 1st Sep,2012, Vol. 51, No. 9, pp. 47-51. Research Publications by faculty with Collaboration: Dr R. Mrutyunjaya Rao Collaboration with  CSP Sastry : Title: Determination of Triclobendazole by visible Spectrophotometry, Asian Journal of Chemistry Vol.20,No.6,pp.4536-4540 (2008)  CSP Sastry, T. Siva Rao and U.Viplava Prasad. Title: Visible Spectrophotometric Methods for the determination of Diclofenac. International Journal of Chem.Sci.7(4), pp.2633-2638 (2009).  Naresh S.V.B.Ramanujan, CSP Sastry, PendemKrishnaiah and SingampallySrihari Title:AntiBacterial Action of Crude Solvent Extracts of Piper Officianarum, Asian Journal of Chemistry. Vol.23 No.9, 4024-4026(2011).  Y.Venkateswarlu, Title: Isolation of 3 compounds from Roots of Piper Officinarum, Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment, Vol.15 No.2, 706-708, Jun 2011,  Naresh S.V.B. Ramanujan, CPS Sastry, Pendem Krishnaiah and P.SN.H. Rama Chandra rao, Title: Three simple Spectrophotomatric determination of Terbinafine Hydro Chloride (TRB) Pure State and Tablets. Proc. Natural Aca. Sci. India, Seet. A. Phys. Sci. DoI 10.1007/s40010-012-0032 ISSN No. 03698203. V.S.M. College

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 Naresh S.V.B. Ramanujan, CPS Sastry, PendemKrishnaiah and P.S.N.H. Rama Chandra Rao, Title:Simple Spectro photo matric methods for determination of Clarithromycin in pure state and tablets. Asian Journal of Chemistry, Vol.24, No4, 1535-1537-2012. Smt. N.Baby Nirmala collaboration with  Prof. P. Vani, Title: Kinetics and Mechanism of Oxidation of L-tyrosine by Hexachloro iridate (IV) in perchloric acid medium: Proc. Indian Natl. Sci. Acad., Vol.77, September (2011), pp. 219-225, ISSN No.2250-1762.  Prof. P. Vani, and B. Dharma Rao, Title: Kinetics and Mechanism of Ir(III) Catalysed oxidation of dl-methionine by alkaline hexacyanoferrate(III), J. Indian Chem. Soc., March,2012, pp.1-7 ISSN No.4522.02.  Prof. P. Vani, and M. Sridevi, Title: Kinetics and Mechanism of oxidation of L-serine by alkaline periodate. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, biological and chemical sciences, ISSN No. 0975-8585 International Visit: Dr. R. Mrutyunjaya Rao attended 5th International Congress of Chemistry and Environment (ICCE-2011) presented a paper entitled “Isolation of 3 compounds from the roots of Piper officinarum”. Port Dickson, Malaysia on 2729 May,2011. The impact is reflected in terms of increase in the number of total research projects sanctioned to investigators, increase in number of Ph.D./M.Phil. awardees, increase in number of publications in various National/ International journals. P.G. faculty guided the students of MCA, MBA and M.Com in preparing project reports during their visit to the industries as part of their curriculum. PG faculty guided the students of Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Botany for conducting water analysis and the quality of water at different areas in the town. A project has been conducting tests on CO2 levels at different places around three kilometers to our college to compare these results with college campus to identify CO2 is within the permissible range. Students study projects were guided by the lecturers in UG classes. 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. Departments supported by the UGC, organize Workshops/ Seminars/ V.S.M. College

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sensitization programmes every year in their respective areas of specializations. Following workshops/seminars/ Lectures were organized by the various Departments during last five years:  On 11th and 12th September, 2008 Department of History organised a Seminar on „„Retrieving the past Buddhist culture 20th Century Discoveries and Developments‟‟ sponsored by UGC.  On 18th and 19th September, 2009 Department of Economics conducted a seminar on “Efficacy of Poverty mitigating programmes during the plan Era” sponsored by UGC.  On 27th and 28th September, 2010 Department of Sanskrit organised a two-day National seminar on “Women empowerment of Ancient Indian Literature of Sanskrit, Telugu, Hindi – A Comparative Study” sponsored by UGC.  On 5th December,2010 Department of Social Science conducted work shop on “Research methodology in Social Sciences” sponsored by UGC.  On 16th, 17th September, 2011 Department of Economics conducted a national seminar on “Rural Development: The Indian Experience” sponsored by UGC.  On 17th and 18 December, 2011 Department of Chemistry conducted a Workshop on “Advances and instrumental techniques” sponsored by UGC.  Department of Commerce and Management Studies conducted a workshop on “ Financial Education- Investor Awareness Programme on Capital Market” sponsored by SEBI on 3rd March 2012 by Prof. K. Srinivasa Rao, C.R. Reddy Women‟s College, Eluru.  Department of Commerce and Management Studies conducted a workshop on “Investment Planning for Executives” on 30th May 2012 by Prof. S Teki, AKNU, Rajahmundry.  Department of Botany conducted a Power point Presentation on “Biodiversity” sponsored by CPE Grants on 16th Oct 2012.  Department of Social Science conducted a national workshop on “Role of teachers in motivating youth for national development” on 12th Feb2013 sponsored by UGC. 3.1.7 Provide details of prioritised research areas and the expertise available with the institution. Our faculty members are involved in the research activities at individual level. Following are the details along with research areas and expertise of the different faculty members. 1.Dr. S. Ramanjaneyulu who was awarded Ph.D. degree in 1990 submitted to Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati in his thesis “Money Supply in India since 1970-71” (Economics) studied in detail the components and sources of change in money stock, and high powered money, the key factors responsible for the change in money supply, the role of money multiplier effect in monetary V.S.M. College

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expansion. 2.Dr T. Damodar Reddy who was awarded Ph.D. degree in 1992 submitted to Osmania University, Hyderabad in his thesis “The Agrarian system in Andhra desa from A.D.1300 to 1687”(History) studied in detail the agrarian system in medieval Andhradesa. 3.Dr. SSVV. Satyanarayana Murthy who was awarded Ph.D. degree in 1998 submitted to Osmania University, Hyderabad in his thesis “Ecological Studies of Algae in River Krishna at Vijayawada with reference to Water Pollution” (Botany) studied the Ionic composition of fresh waters, concentration of ionized components of other elements such as Nitrogen, Phosphorus and impact of these ionic components on the ecology of river algae. An attempt was also made how best we can utilize these algae as pollution indicators and oxygenators of aquatic ecosystems to reduce water pollution. 4.Dr. V. Sudarshan, who was awarded Ph.D. Degree in 1999 submitted to Osmania University, Hyderabad, in his thesis “A Study on Tourism aspects of Buddhist Monuments of Andhra Pradesh” studied in detail the History of Buddhism in Andhra Pradesh and important aspects of Buddhist sites of Andhra Pradesh. 5. Dr. R. Mrutyunjaya Rao who was awarded Ph.D. Degree in 2004 submitted to Andhra University, Visakhapatnam in his thesis “ Visible Spectrophometry as a tool for the assay of selected drugs” (Chemistry) studied in detail a new methodology of analysis of selected drugs which see simple, selective and sensitive with reasonable precisions and accuracy, which can be used as alternative methods of assay of the drugs. The investigator selected five drugs. 6.Dr. K. Satyanarayana Reddy who was awarded Ph.D. degree in 2005 submitted to Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, in his thesis “Breeding System and Pollination Mechanisms of two oil yielding and two toddy yielding palms of East Godavari District” (Botany). This study is a contribution to International Literature in the field of pollination ecology. 7.Dr. D. Jeevana Sri who was awarded Ph.D. in 2005 submitted to Andhra University, Visakhapatnam in her thesis “Environmental Consciousness in Valmiki Ramayana” (Sanskrit) studied in depth on city Environment. Ashram Environment, Forests, Seasons, Flora and Fauna, Rivers, Lakes, Environmental protection, preservation and its impact on human civilization. 8.Dr. V. Kanchana Mala who was awarded Ph.D. degree in 2005 submitted to Andhra University, Visakhapatnam in her thesis “Premchand Ke Sahitya Mein Abhivyakta Manavata” (Hindi) focuses on the contribution of Premchand towards humanity and humanistic values in his works. 9.Dr. M. Pattabhi Ramaiah who was awarded Ph.D. degree in 2007 submitted to Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on “Role of Trade Unions in the Era of V.S.M. College

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Globalization-A case study of Visakhapatnam Port Trust” analyzed in detail the role of trade unions and how they contribute to the present needs in society especially in the era of globalization. The investigator also studied the rationale behind the gap between the reality and /perception of the people as well as workers and leaders about the impact of globalization which is very wide. 10. Dr. V.V. Ratnaji Rao Chowdary Who was awarded Ph.D. during 2009 submitted to RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra in his thesis “Impact of Economic Reforms on the Performance of SFC‟s - A Case Study of the Turnaround of APSFC” (During period of study from 1989 to 2004) (Commerce) focuses in the area of Finance which contributes to the international literature in the field of commerce and management. 11.Dr. K. Srinivasa Rao was awarded Ph.D. in 2011 by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, AP. In his thesis “Studies on Development and characterization of BiNbO4 Ceramic Powder and Bi2O3-B2O3-LiF glass system and also their emission performance with the dopant transition metal or rare earth ions” (Physics) focused on the preparation and characterization of ceramic powder and also their emission performance, and it is a contribution to the international literature in the Field of Physics. 3.1.8 Enumerate the efforts of the institution in attracting researchers of eminence to visit the campus and interact with teachers and students? Despite its unavailability of a research centre, the faculty keeps on inviting experts on various subjects to deliver guest lectures, organize seminars and workshops to the students of both UG and PG level. Also, our institution is under process of establishing Research Centre.  Our policy is to identify researchers in industry and academic institutions of repute and invite them to the campus.  We conduct workshops/seminars on important days like International Year of Chemistry, Mathematics etc. and invite eminent scientists to deliver keynote address.  We will also be in constant touch with them for guidance to our faculty in research activities. It has motivated the faculty and students to undertake research activities in the institution.  Management encourages faculty to invite their research guides to campus and interact with students and faculty. 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? There is no provision for sabbatical leave for the aided staff of our college. But the college raps the facility of granting Faculty Improvement Programme (FIP) to the selected eligible faculty to pursue their research. The allotted tenure V.S.M. College

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is one year for M.Phil. and two years for Ph.D. degrees. This provision greatly contributed to improve the research quality and culture in the campus. In the academic year 2010-2011, the percentage of the faculty members who utilized this FIP is 15% i.e.  Smt. N. Baby Nirmala, Department of Chemistry,  Dr. K. Srinivasa Rao, Department of Physics  Smt. B. Bhavani, Department of English. 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) In order to create awareness, advocate and transfer the relative findings of research, our institution has been taking up all initiatives to benefit the students and the community around.  Our institute adopted certain areas which were initiated with the technology of Tissue culture and brought good result from the farmers.  The soil fertility testing done by our institute was much useful for the farmers of the surrounding areas.  The ecological projects taken up by our NSS and Eco-club members were much influenced by surrounding communities. It resulted in bringing good awareness in environmental consciousness.  The community projects like  Socio Economic condition of fishermen community in Coastal Andhra.  Rs.2 a kg Rice scheme East Godavari District Since 1983-84.  Chemical Analysis of Medicinal Plants available in Eastern Ghats and nearby forest The results of the above projects were very much useful and they brought awareness to the students and community for the implementation.  Our college is equipped with Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. It is used for elemental analysis (Qualitative as well as Quantitative) in water, soil, solids. This instrument is very useful in carrying advance research like soil analysis of surrounding villages that indirectly helps to the farmers. It also detects the concentration of harmful elements in the food samples of nearby food processing industries.

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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. Our college is a Grant-in-aid College. Therefore, there is no separate budget earmarked for research. Funds received from U.G.C. and other sources are being utilized for the purchase of equipment, contingency and to enrich the library for better implementation of research, to conduct seminars and workshops in our institution. The college helps the staff members by providing assistance in applying projects from UGC and other funding agencies. Expenditure on these resources for last five years is given below. Workshops and seminars :Rs. 4,98,900/Subscription of online Journals :We have an access to online journals through DELNET and INFLIBNET Expenses on inviting eminent faculty :Rs. 3,85,000/Books and Journals :Rs. 20,17,666/Laboratory Equipment :Rs. 1,17,06,037/DELNET & INFLIBNET :Rs. 5,000/- &11,500/- (Per Year) Consumables and chemicals :Rs. 9,62,549/3.2.2 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? Yes, the institution has provision to provide seed money to the faculty for research activities like Workshops/Seminars/Symposia. The Institution bears all the expenditure including boarding, lodging and registration fee of the same. Since project allotment and first instalment together received by the principal investigators in most of the projects the necessity of providing seed money doesn‟t arrived till now. However for conducting some sponsored workshops, seminars from funding agencies, seed money is provided by the college, because major amount is released only after completion of such seminars/workshops and after submission of utilization certificate along with audit report. Management is extending co-operation in research activities by providing TA/DA and duty leave to faculty for participating and presenting papers at National Level Seminars and Conferences. For the last four years, Management had spent an amount of Rs.2,45,400/- towards payment of TA/DA and Registration fee. 3.2.3 What are the financial provisions made available to support student research projects by students? As in the curriculum of MBA and MCA departments, project work has given to the students. However, the college is very liberal in providing financial V.S.M. College

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assistance to the needy and deserving students. For this, the college provides basic facilities like usage of infrastructure in the way of Computer, Stationary, Internet, Reprographic, Equipment and Books etc. to carry out their Projects. 3.2.4 How does the various departments/units/staff of the institution interact in undertaking inter-disciplinary research? Cite examples of successful endeavors and challenges faced in organizing interdisciplinary research. There is no formal collaborative inter-disciplinary research going on at College level. Faculty members may interact and share views on research topics, or they can share the resources.  Our faculty Dr. R. Mrutyunjaya Rao had successfully completed UGC minor project titled “Chemical Analysis of Medicinal Plants available in Eastern Ghats and nearby forest”. In initial days of work, he faced several problems of identifying appropriate plants as well as maintaining them in the green house of the college for his results. Subsequently he collaborated with the department of Botany in identification of medicinal plants. He initiated to grew the medicinal plants within the campus and then he executed the chemical analysis of various compounds and their medicinal properties which were extracted from the plants.  27th and 28th September, 2010 department of Sanskrit, Hindi and Telugu organised a two days workshop on “Women empowerment of Ancient Indian Literature of Sanskrit, Telugu, Hindi – A Comparative Study” was funded by UGC. It was a joint interdisciplinary research seminar organized by three departments i.e. Telugu, Sanskrit and Hindi.  On 5th December 2010, a workshop on “Research Methodology in Social Science” under the UGC sponsored CPE scheme was organised by the Social Science Departments. It was a joint interdisciplinary research seminar organized by Economics, Politics and History departments.  On 12th February 2013 a workshop on “Role of Teachers in Motivating Youth for National Development” under the UGC sponsored CPE scheme was organised by Arts, Commerce and Science Departments. 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 college has established significant research facilities with some major high cost equipment for undertaking research work by its staff and students. Our various departments in Science have procured sophisticated equipment and apparatus in order to carry out research activities and development. These facilities are easily accessible to staff and students. For proper functioning of

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laboratory and equipment, we maintain issue register, stock register, purchase register etc.  The college had procured high end scientific instruments as part of upgradation of its science laboratories. These instruments were purchased to carry advanced research and to provide necessary data to the needy and deserving sections of the society.  Blood analyzer to detect various blood parameters like blood sugar, serum createnin, blood urea, lipid profile, electrolyte composition of blood etc. with great accuracy and speed.  Atomic Absorption Spectroscope is used for elemental analysis (Qualitative as well as Quantitative) to detect various elements in water, soil and solids. This instrument is very useful in carrying advanced research, besides carrying out soil analysis of surrounding villages that indirectly helping the farmers. It also detects the concentration of harmful elements in the food samples of nearby food processing industries.  HPLC (High Pressure Liquid Chromatography) is mainly employed for the analysis and purity of drugs and organic compounds.  ELISA Reader is employed in the detection of viruses and bacteria in the biological samples and food samples. It also gives the load of Pathogen.  FTIR is used to identify the functional groups present in organic compounds. So it helps in the structural evaluation of the compound.  The facilities of Library and its favourable environment encourage/ motivate the staff and students to take a forward step to pursue research in their relevant field/interests. Day wise allocation of library for various groups is intimated. The Institution has a well stocked library which includes latest syllabi as well as reference books, research journals & periodicals of all relevant subjects and disciplines.  In order to ensure optimal use of various laboratories & equipment for the regular students, they are divided into smaller batches. So that every student gets an equal chance to make optimum use. 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. The institution tries to enhance research activity among students and faculty. On these lines, institution incite faculty to undertake/apply various major/minor research projects from agencies like U.G.C., ICSSR, etc. Under Eleventh Plan, the institution has received a total amount of Rs. 3.05 Lakh. from the UGC. The above said amount was received by the institution under the following schemes. V.S.M. College

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Additional Assistance Scheme CPE Scheme Basic Scientific Research Scheme

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Rs. 37,50,000/Rs. 1,00,00,000/Rs. 79,00,000/-

Under ongoing Minor and Major Research Projects, financial assistance sanctioned by UGC was Rs.18,51,400/- and released as first instalment of Rs. 11,29,400/-. Three Minor Research Projects were completed with the financial support of UGC Rs. 3,20,000/-. 3.2.7 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. There has been a continuous motivation and encouragement from the management to take up the research projects. As a result following is the list of completed and ongoing projects sanctioned to the faculty members who are associated with this college: Ongoing Projects: Nature of Project

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Name of the funding agency

Total grants Sanctioned

Received

4,36,600/-

2012-13

Impact of Mid day meal Scheme on education health and nutrition of school Children of East Godavari District and YSR District in Andhra Pradesh State.

UGC

7,29,600/-

2012-13

Chemical analysis of Medicinal Plants available in Eastern Ghats and nearby Forest

UGC

10,46,800/- 6,47,800/-

2012-13

Physico chemical, Bio chemical and metal analysis of ground waters of rural areas in East Godavari District and assessing their impact on Human health.

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Title of the Project

Socio Economic condition of 2009-10 fishermen community in 18months Coastal Andhra Rs.2 a kg Rice scheme East 2009-10 Godavari District Since 198318months 84 Chemical Analysis of 2010-11 Medicinal Plants available in 18months Eastern Ghats and nearby forest

Name of the funding agency

Sanctioned

Received

UGC

85,000

85,000

UGC

1,20,000

1,20,000

UGC

1,00,000

1,00,000

Total grants

Research Facilities

3.3.1 What are the research facilities available to the students and research scholars within the campus? The Institution has encompass with well equipped and sophisticated instrumental facilities to carry basic research in science as well as in social sciences and commerce streams. Science laboratories with latest equipment and two computer centers with 20 systems each with internet facility. The college libraries consist of good quality reference books Journals and databases. All the four Science Departments (Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and Physics) are fully equipped with research instruments purchased under “Basic Science Research and CPE Grants”. The institution encourages students and faculty for research activity and provides facilities for research development such as:  Library (Institutional library and Departmental Library) with N-List facility and convenient working hours.  Adequate laboratories with modern research instruments (Refer 3.2.5) 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 College takes all efforts to facilitate research and ensures that the faculty produces significant research.  The institution creates infrastructural facilities to meet the needs of new and emerging areas of research and makes efforts to receive support from relevant funding agencies.  It has applied to recognise it as a Centre of Research by its affiliating university. V.S.M. College

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 A one day UGC National workshop entitled “Research Methodology in Social Sciences” was organised to inculcate research spirit among the staff and students.  The Head of the departments have freedom to allocate funding on different heads.  Research Committee and IQAC monitor the strategies for planning, upgrading and creating infrastructural facilities for the researchers in the new and emerging areas of research. 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. Yes, the institution had received BSR, CPE and special additional grants from UGC. These funds have been utilized in development of ICT classrooms, library books, invertors/UPS, laboratory equipment etc. Two ICT classrooms have been built up with the capacity of 100 students. Other equipments were also purchased for smooth functioning of ICT classrooms viz. two computers, interactive board, projector, audio system and internet connectivity. Computer centre consists of 20 computers and printers. These centers are used by faculty and students for research activity, training and teaching purposes. The English language laboratory is established with 60 computers with latest configuration and GLOBARENA software for developing communication skills. LIST OF MAJOR EQUIPMENTS IN THE COLLEGE S. No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

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Item Purchased HPLC UV based double beam AAS Thermo Cycler (PCR machine) Radio Vision XT 1000VC 15 KV Generator Orbital Shaking incubator UV-vis Spectrophotometer Installation of Board room Integration Solution High Speed cooling centrifuge Hall Probe Expt. Apparatus sets CRO‟s Dual Trace Systronix Ion Analyser Digital blood analyser Autoclave vertical 250x450cm. 22ltrs Inverted Micro Scope

Qty. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Total Amount 6,00,000 4,69,225 4,28,497 3,83,000 2,11,538 1,59,759 1,39,219

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1,04,000 92,000 81,636 70,720 58,200 57,158 54,000 60,000 11,00,000

3.3.4

What are the research facilities made available to the students and research scholars outside the campus / other research laboratories? Dr. YSR Horticultural University, Venkataramanagudem, Central Institution of Fisheries Education, Kakinada, State Banana Research Centre, Kovvur provide facilities to the students and research scholars by providing laboratory having specialized equipments. Aruna Automobile Ltd, Kakinada afford marketing skills and corporate management to the management trainees. Artos Soft Drinks, Ramachandrapuram, offer fermentation technology to the science students as well as marketing skills for management students. Gauthami Grandhalayam, Rajahmundry provides ancient manuscripts, treatises for ready reference in language and literature research.

3.3.5

Provide details on the library/ information resource centre or any other facilities available specifically for the researchers?  The college has well established information resource center in the form of General Library with good infrastructure facilities to enable the researchers in thesis writing.  The accessibility of many study materials through e-sources has proved to be of great benefit for the faculty and students, majority of whom hail from remote rural areas.  Our libraries consist of nearly 60,563 books.  This being one of the oldest libraries in the region, the researchers within the region and outside are encouraged to make use of this facility.  The researchers concerned are much benefited for their research work from these libraries.  Ten Computer Systems with free Internet access are provided to the students and staff between 9.00 am to 6.00 pm on all working days.  OPAC enable speedy searching of library database about bibliographical details of books and periodicals (journals and magazines etc).

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 Our college is a member of UGC-Infonet NLIST Consortium which provides more than 2100 e-Journals and 51,000 e-Books offering individual user ID and passwords.  1,100 back volumes are provided in the library, primary facilities like Laser printer, Dot matrix and photo copy machine are available for researchers.  Our library stocks Ph.D. thesis, M.Phil. dissertations of our faculty for references. 3.3.6 What are the collaborative research facilities developed / created by the research institutions in the college. For ex. Laboratories, library, instruments, computers, new technology etc. Research have not develop any facilities in the college. However, institute does the collaborative research work under MoU with some leading industries and academic institution.

3.4 3.4.1

Research Publications and Awards Highlight the major research achievements of the staff and students in terms of  Patents obtained and filed (process and product)  Original research contributing to product improvement  Research studies or surveys benefiting the community or improving the services  Research inputs contributing to new initiatives and social development Our institution is basically an under graduate college. The research activities of our institution is limited up to the level of inducing scientific temper into the minds of the students to encourage and pursue postgraduate courses with research potentialities. So research associated with patent and product improvement is beyond the scope of the institution. Surveys conducted on  Rs.2-a-kg rice scheme in East Godavari District. Andhra Pradesh.  Socio-economic conditions of Fishermen community in Coastal area of Andhra Pradesh.  Impact of Mid-day meal scheme on Education, Health and Nutrition of school children, Women empowerment and self-help groups help in understanding the implementation of the schemes at the field level and it also helps in proper monitoring of the implementation of the schemes to reach the beneficiaries.  Identification of Medicinal plants and extraction of the potential molecules from them provides a new initiative in the production of cost affective medicines and helps the society immensely.

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3.4.2 Does the Institution 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? The Institution published Research Journal and M.Phil., Ph.D. abstracts under UGC sponsored CPE Scheme. The composition of the editorial board is as follows. 1. Dr. T. Damodar Reddy, Principal, Chairman. 2. Dr. S. Ramanjaneyulu, Reader in Economics, Convener. 3. Dr. K.S.N. Reddy, Reader in Botany, Member. 4. Dr. D. Jeevana Sri, Reader in Sanskrit, Member. 5. Dr. S.S.V.V.S. Murthy, Asst. Prof . in Botany, Member. 6. Dr. K. Srinivasa Rao, Head, Department of Physics, Member. 3.4.3 Give details of publications by the faculty and students:  Publication per faculty: Refer 3.1.5  Number of papers published by faculty and students in peer reviewed journals (national / international): NIL.

3.5 3.5.1

Consultancy Give details of the systems and strategies for establishing institution-industry interface? Departments namely Computer Science, Commerce, Business Management, Chemistry and Social Science have been planning to establish institution-industry interface. The said departments have approached relevant industries and put their domain expertise before them. The processes are in pipeline. The departments have planned the following strategies for establishing the same:  The institutions Placement Cell keep in contact with the concern industries/ companies/ organizations to know their manpower requirements. The Representatives/ Managers of such establishments are invited to the college and have interaction with the students concerned. They also arrange interviews with the students for placement as and when required.  Students are being trained in communication and soft skills.  Departments undertake certificate programmes to give the students technical skills to make them more employable.  Industry experts are invited to give suggestions to the students to sharpen their skills.  Compulsory industry attachment project work for PG students in final semester is imparted.

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 Visits to industrial centres comprises a part of the study tour undertaken by the faculty and students of all the PG departments.  The institution keeps in touch with alumni and the passed out students of the college who are presently working in the companies. The alumni are helpful in arranging the visits of the companies for placements.  National/International workshops/seminars form a common platform for interaction between faculty, students with experts/ industry persons resulting in research/society/community oriented projects. 3.5.2 What is the stated policy of the institution to promote consultancy? How is the available expertise advocated and publicized? The policy of the college on consultancy is to encourage staff participation in consultancies which bring academic opportunities and benefits to the college, staff and students. Staff members are entitled to undertake private and college based consultancies after informing the principal and they are aware that the time allotted to perform consultancy should not interfere with the fulfillment of the normal duties in the college. The expertise is publicized by the college for consultancy services on the college website, and also sent the seniority list to university on requisition by university authorities. 3.5.3 How does the institution encourage the staff to utilize their expertise and available facilities for consultancy services? The institution has encouraged the faculty and staff to use their expertise by providing excellent academic environment:  The college encourages individual consultants to offer their expertise.  The college encourages and recommends the faculty to offer their expertise to other institutions/universities.  When any college approaches our institution, we recommend the appropriate faculty.  By encouraging its human resources for stretching its expertise and experiences to the maximum extent both within and outside its premises.  Adjustment in terms of time as and when required, duty leave is sanctioned to the concerned faculty for utilizing their expertise of consultancy as a guest or any other form of resource.  Laboratory facilities are utilized for consultancy services such as water and soil quality analysis, blood group identification etc. 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 existing expertise is extended to the needy free of cost. Some of the key consultancy areas are listed below. V.S.M. College

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Areas of Consultancy Vermi composting and Organic-Farming Computer Literacy and Training Yoga and Physical Education Conducting awareness programmes on Environmental Awareness, Solid Waste Management & Recycling etc. Guidance and Counselling (Academic, Personal, and Professional) Career Guidance and Soft Skills Training Tailoring and Embroidery Tree plantation Tax awareness Soil and Water analysis Tissue Culture Spoken English

Beneficiaries Farmers and Self Help Groups Housewives and Staff Students and Staff Students, Staff and Local public

Students, Teachers, Parents and Community in general Students Students and Women Public Tax payers Farmers Farmers Students and Local Public

The above services are rendered at free of cost. 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? The faculty members of the institution who are rendering their consultancy services are without any honorarium and absolutely voluntary basis. Hence no income has been generated from consultancy work till now.

3.6 Extension Activities and Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) 3.6.1 How does the institution promote institution-neighborhood-community network and student engagement, contributing to good citizenship, service orientation and holistic development of students?  The institution has played an important role in campus-community connection and welfare of its neighbourhood. It initiated a number of community developmental activities such as financial contribution voluntarily during natural calamities (Ex: Tsunami relief fund was contributed by our Institution in order to help the victims to possible extent. Also one day staff salary was contributed towards flood relief).  The college has been sanctioned six units consisting of 100 volunteers each. The N.S.S. with its motto „ Not me but you‟ and „service to humanity‟ organizes year long activities such as pulse polio immunization camps, adult V.S.M. College

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education, community development, blood grouping, blood donation, awareness programmes on AIDS and environment.  The N.S.S. Units adopt villages every year and organize a special camp for 7 days to upgrade the social fabric of every slum/colony nearby, so that a serious awareness is created in the minds of all students and community as well.  Red Ribbon aims at creating awareness among the public about major problems of HIV/AIDS.  International Women‟s day is celebrated on 8th March every year in the college with the help of local NGOs inviting public to participate in discussion.  Training in the preparation of phenyle, cold cream, detergent powder, pain balm, Jams, squashes etc. was given to housewives.  Certificate course in Tailoring and Embroidery is conducted in the campus and some housewives also participated.  Eco club takes the responsibility of environmental education both in and outside the college. Rallies are taken up to educate people on environmental awareness and hazards associated with pollution. 3.6.2 What is the Institutional mechanism to track students‟ involvement in various social movements / activities which promote citizenship roles? The institution is responsive to the community need and it has set up a sound mechanism to track student‟s involvement in various social activities. We track through the enrollment of the student in various social scheme like,  NCC  NSS  Youth Red Cross Unit  Eco-Club  Red Ribbon Club etc.,  The college has collaboration with the NGOs such as Rotary club, Lions club, Red Cross Society and organizes the extension activities such as Blood Donation Camps, Aids Awareness campaigns, Clean and Green programmes, Literacy campaigns, Family Welfare programmes and programmes related to communal harmony. The College students are deputed as volunteers to the extension activities organized by the Non-government organizations.  The college actively inculcates a strong sense of citizenship among the stakeholders by celebrating all National and Regional festivals in the college. Through organizing talks and extension lectures by doctors, councillors, traffic police personal, legal experts, social workers and others have been invited to interact with our students regarding adolescent problems, traffic rules and regulations. Each and every student participation in any of these institutional activities promotes the feeling of belongingness in the society. V.S.M. College

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3.6.3 How does the institution solicit stakeholder perception on the overall performance and quality of the institution? The IQAC in the planning process considers feedback collected from the entire stakeholder to prepare perspective on development. These developments prospective will be discussed in the respective committee. Institution is highly concerned with its stakeholder those includes students, staff, alumni and parents.  A class representative is nominated from each class to communicate students‟ requirements and problems to the respective teacher/ head of the department/ Principal.  Suggestion / Complaint box is placed at various places in the campus which are accessible to students.  Teacher/ head of the department/ Principal interact with parents regularly.  Opinion of parents is considered with respect to various aspects such as academic performance, planning of industrial visits, cultural programmes etc. are valued.  Regular staff meetings keep the staff update about changes and developments of the institution. Most of the decisions are taken only after consultation with the staff during staff meetings.  An alumni Association was constituted with a senior faculty as In-charge. This association organizes meetings and has regular formal and informal interactions wherein any alumnus is free to give their suggestions. 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. Every year the institution set up action plans and executes them accordingly through NSS, NCC, Eco-club and Red Ribbon Club. It has set up different committees to monitor and evaluate these activities and the output of programmes in the adopted villages. The expenditures for these programmes are generally borne by such organizations but over and above if need arises it is reimbursed by the college. The impact of extension and outreach programmes on the overall development of students is very positive and it accords with the mission of the college. In the last five years the following extension and outreach programmes have been conducted by the college:

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NSS Activities Major Programmes Regular Programme (Periodic Projects) 7 days Camp Regular Programme (Periodic Projects) 7 days Camp Regular Programme (Periodic Projects) 7 days Camp Regular Programme (Periodic Projects) 7 days Camp Regular Programme (Periodic Projects) 7 days Camp

Year 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013

Budget Provision Rs. 52000 Rs. 60000 Rs. 52000 Rs. 60000 Rs. 84000 Rs. 90000 Rs. 84000 Rs. 90000 Rs. 126000 Rs. 90000

NCC Activities Major Programmes Annual Parades Annual Parades Annual Parades Annual Parades Annual Parades

Year 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013

Students Activities (Outreach) Outreach Programmes Blood group detection, blood donation camp, plantation, AIDS Blood group detection and blood donation camp Blood group detection and blood donation camp Blood group detection and blood donation camp Blood group detection and blood donation camp

Budget Provision Navy Army Rs. 12000 Rs. 24000 Rs. 12000 Rs. 24000 Rs. 12000 Rs. 24000 Rs. 12000 Rs. 24000 Rs. 12000 Rs. 24000

Year 2008-2009

Budget Provision Rs. 12500

2009-2010

Rs. 11000

2010-2011

Rs. 11000

2011-2012

Rs. 11500

2012-2013

Rs. 11500

Participation in the various extension activities of the college helps the student to imbibe and inculcate the following qualities:  Improve their leadership potentiality.  Focusing them the stark realities of life faced by the less privileged  Provide training in skills that would come handy in their life  Train them to participate in the nation building process. V.S.M. College

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3.6.5 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 College prepares the academic calendar and a fixed date is announced well in advance for enrolment in NSS/NCC. The students are encouraged to join in all the activities in good number, under the guidance of teachers. The schedule of the programme is displayed on the notice board and an interaction of students is organized with NSS officers, NCC officers, Eco-club and Red Ribbon club coordinators of the college. The NSS wing of our college has six units with six hundred students and NCC wing has two units, one is army wing only for boys and another is navy wing for both boys and girls. Owing to these, the college is able to focus special attention on extension activities. In NSS the students of first year BA/B.Sc./B.Com of UG courses and first year M.Sc./MBA/MCA/M.Com of PG courses could enroll the programme for two years. At the commencement of academic year applications are sought and the students are enlisted by oral interview. Programme officer is nominated by the Principal and approved by the University authorities. For each Unit one Programme Officer and one clerk runs the functioning of the unit. In NCC, the students of first year of BA/B.Sc./B.Com. are notified for the enrolment. The Commanding Officer and PI staff of 18(A) Bn. NCC, Kakinada for Army Wing and 6(A) Naval NCC Unit, Kakinada for Naval Wing along with the ANOs hold the enrolment process by testing physical and medical fitness. The principal nominates a regular teacher and the selection of the NCC officer is approved by the NCC Directorate of Andhra Pradesh. 3.6.6 Give details on social surveys, research or extension work (if any) undertaken by the college to ensure social justice and empower students from underprivileged and vulnerable sections of society? Surveys:  Survey on Rs. 2-a-kg rice scheme in East Godavari District.  Survey on Women Empowerment and Self-help Groups in East Godavari District.  Job Redesign and its impact on employee productivity-2011.  Tailoring and Embroidery training classes for under privileged students.  Visits by the students to the old-age homes and orphanage at regular intervals, to give moral and physical support to the inmates which help the visiting students to change their attitude towards the society.

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3.6.7 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 extension activities inculcate among the students good virtues and values. These virtues and values complement academic learning.  It creates awareness on social issues and commitments to the society. Extension activities develop the spirit of social service, civic responsibilities and humaneness among the students.  Through extension activities, it is very much visible that our students started learning to work together, understanding each other and accepting people.  The self esteem of the students enhances.  The extension activities develop the communication skill among the students which is an important element of learning.  The extension activities develop teaching skills, technical skills, counseling skills and interpersonal skills among the students. 3.6.8 How does the institution ensure the involvement of the community in its outreach activities and contribute to the community development? Detail on the initiatives of the institution that encourage community participation in its activities? The institution is trying its level best with all the communities to actively participate in all the extension activities. This has contributed to both communityinstitution networking and development of institution. Institution was in fact established by the local community to provide easy access to higher education to local youth. Management committee is constituted of the people from the local community and institution aspires to realize the dreams of its founder members. Since Institution is fulfilling aspirations of local community, people from local community are actively engaged with the development of Institution. The college IQAC has two external experts representing the local community. These external members give their valuable suggestions/advise on community development services.  The elders of the local villages are initially consulted and the youth of the villages are made to involve in all the NCC and NSS activities. These two wings of the college take maximum responsibility in organizing socially related outreach activities.  Extensive local participation is witnessed during tree plantation, blood donation, health camps etc. The alumni association is also involved in all these activities.  College provides accommodation in college premises for community programmes like Aadhaar Centre, Pulse Polio etc.

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Give details on the constructive relationships forged (if any) with other institutions of the locality for working on various outreach and extension activities. The institution maintains constructive relationships with other institutions of the locality for working on various outreach and extension activities, such as  This Institution is in collaboration with other organizations such as local Community Health Centre/Area hospital, conducts blood donation camps, health check up camps, awareness porgrammes on AIDS, Pulse Polio, TB, Cancer, Leprosy etc.  NSS, NCC and Eco-Club volunteers organize various community services involving active participation of schools, Gram Panchayat and the local community people.  Environmental Studies department with the coordination of Forest department organizes tree plantation and awareness on environmental pollution.  NCC and NSS volunteers with the participation of Agricultural department conducts awareness programmes on effects of pesticides on human life, encouraging the usage of bio-fertilizers, utilization of sustainable practices in the agriculture.  Various one day camps were organized in our institution, involving Police Department/traffic police and Department of fire. In these camps information on traffic rules, security, fire fighting and safe use of domestic gas cylinder were imparted to students.

3.6.10 Give details of awards received by the institution for extension activities and/contributions to the social/community development during the last four years. Though the institution served the nearby social community has not been received any awards during the last four years. But whatever awards and distinctions received by its staff and students are a tribute to the Institution. Institution received very good appreciations from the Indian Red Cross Society and the Organizers of Area & District Hospital Blood Bank for organizing the Blood Donation Camps regularly every year. Every year good number of candidates from NCC & NSS units is selected for participation in National Integration Camps, Pre-RD and Republic Day Camps.

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3.7.1 How does the institution collaborate and interact with research laboratories, institutions and industry for research activities. Cite examples and benefits accrued of the initiatives - collaborative research, staff exchange, sharing facilities and equipment, research scholarships etc. The institution previously was in collaboration with very meager resources, now there is a steady rise in its collaboration with the other Institutions, Industries, Research Laboratories for its research activities. When our faculty is pursuing their Ph.D. they are in collaboration with various universities, institutions and laboratories. Research: The institution is involved in research activities in different disciplines and the staff had successfully completed three minor research projects. At present two major and one minor research projects are ongoing. Sharing facilities and equipment:  Dr. R. Mrutyunjaya Rao, Department of Chemistry collaborated with Botany department and IICT, Hyderabad for his minor research project.  Dr. K. Srinivasa Rao, Department of Physics utilized Physics laboratories and equipment at CMET, Pune; IISc., Bangalore and IIT, Chennai for his doctoral work.  Smt. B. Bhavani, Department of English has been utilizing EFLU, OUCIP, British Library, Hyderabad for her research work.  Smt. N. Baby Nirmala, Department of Chemistry has been utilizing IICT, Hyderabad for her research work.  Dr. T. Damodar Reddy, Department of History collaborated with Department of Fisheries in Coastal Districts in Andhra Pradesh for his minor research project.  Dr. S. Ramanjaneyulu, Department of Economics collaborated with Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration to undertake minor research project. 3.7.2 Provide details on the MoUs /collaborative arrangements (if any) with institutions of national importance/other universities/ industries/ Corporate (Corporate entities) etc. and how they have contributed to the development of the institution. The Institution lays emphasis and gives priority to students to visit the industries/institute as and when required and planning to have collaboration with them. The following institutions & industries have played a vital role for the benefit of students and staff. We have collaboration with: 1. Dr. YSR Horticulture University, Venkataramannagudem, for giving training for our staff and attenders in Tissue culture lab handling. V.S.M. College

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2. Central Institution of Fisheries Education, Yetimoga, Kakinada for giving training in Crab Culture, Prawn Culture and Breeding Techniques. 3. State Institution of Fisheries technology, Kakinada for giving training to our students in Utilization of PCR and Fishing Crafts & Gears. 4. Solar Systems, Sarpavaram, Kakinada for giving training in Solar Cell Repair and proper utilization of Solar Cells. 5. Artos Soft Drinks Ltd, Ramachandrapuram provide collaboration in the study projects, industrial visits and practical training by experts to our students. 6. Aruna Automobile Ltd, Kakinada provide collaboration in developing programmes on industry & practical training by experts and managing members of every branch (like Marketing, Human Resources, Finance) to our students. The collaboration immensely helps to put our college in academically and technically strong position. The stakeholders of the institution get direct benefit by these collaboration. The training on plant tissue culture techniques, Prawn culture, Crab Culture helps the biological Science students to get the skilled technical jobs in their fields, immediately after completion of this course. The study projects, industrial tours and practical training in the industries helps the management students to active job oriented skills and field level experience. 3.7.3 Give details (if any) on the industry-institution-community interactions that have contributed to the establishment / creation/up-gradation of academic facilities, student and staff support, infrastructure facilities of the institution viz. laboratories / library/ new technology /placement services etc. Interaction with eminent personalities from various reputed universities and industries is very useful for the creation of establishing better academic facilities for staff and students.  Up-gradation of computer Laboratories.  Establishing Instrumentation Lab with sophisticated analytical instruments like FTIR, AAS, HPLC etc., Tissue Culture Lab with Elisa reader and PCR.  UGC sanctioned funds for the enrichment of library, up-gradation of laboratories, games equipment, indoor stadium and ICT classrooms for the college.  Alumni association has donated many books for the benefit of the students. 3.7.4 Highlighting the names of eminent scientists/participants who contributed to the events, provide details of national and international conferences organized by the college during the last four years. Details of eminent scientists and researchers who have visited the institution. 1. Prof. P. George Victor, Vice-Chancellor, Adikavi Nannaya University, Rajahmundry. V.S.M. College

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2. Prof. K.Ram Mohan Rao, Registrar, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. 3. Prof. Yendluri Sudhakar ,Dean, School of Telugu, Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Rajahmundry. 4. Dr. Ch. Durga Prasada Rao, Dayalbagh Educational Institution, Agra. 5. Dr. Ch. Behra, Pondichery University, Puducherry U.T. 6. Dr. Ch. Sri Rama Chandra Murthy, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. 7. Prof. A. Ramulu, Dept. of Sanskrit, Osmania University, Hyderabad. 8. Prof. G.A.Sarma, Dept. of Sanskrit, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. 9. Prof. Subada Vajpayee, HOD, Dept. of Hindi, Osmania University, Hyderabad. 10. Prof. K. Sita Lakshmi, HOD of Hindi, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. 11. Prof. Kirankranth Chowdary, SV University, Tirupati. 12. Prof. K. Bobbili, Department of History, Kakatiya University, Warangal. 13. Sri C. Anjaneya Reddy, Retd. IPS, Hyderabad. 14. Dr. B. Subrahmanyam, Dept. of Archaeology, Govt. of A.P, Hyderabad. 15. Prof. G. Chandra Sekharrao, SV University, Tirupathi. 16. Prof. I. Dosagiri Rao, Andhra University Campus, Kakinada. 17. Dr. I. Satyasundaram, Economist, Hindu College, Machilipatnam. 18. Prof. SKVS Raju, Dean, CDC, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. 19. Prof. A. Satyanarayana, PNCO, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. 20. Dr. Y. Venkateswarlu, Senior Scientist-F, IICT, Hyderabad. 21. Dr. C.V.S.V Prasad, Director, Biosyspharm, Bangalore. 22. Dr. PVS Machiraju, PR Govt. College, Kakinada. 23. Prof. Teki Surayya, Principal, University College of Arts and Commerce, Adikavi Nannaya University, Rajahmundry. 24. Dr. G.Amitha Ruth, English Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. 25. Prof. D.L.Sastry, Department of Physics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. 26. Dr. G.Bhagavannarayana, Chief Scientist, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi. 27. Prof G. Chandrasekhara Rao, Dept. of Economics, SV University, Tirupathi. 28. Dr. I.Satyasundaram, Writer and Economist, Dept. of Economics, The Hindu College, Machilipatnam. 29. Dr. SKVS Raju, HOD of Economics, AU, Visakapatnam. 30. Prof. M. Sundara Rao, Dept. of Economics, AU, Visakapatnam. 31. Prof R. Sudarshana Rao, Dept. of Economics , AU, Visakapatnam. 32. Prof R. Ramanjaneyulu, Dept of Economics , Bangalore University, Bangalore. 33. Prof G. Rajarao, Dept. of Economics, Kakatiya University, Warangal. 34. M.V. Basaveswara Rao, Krishna University, Machilipatnam. 35. Prof. N. Someswara Rao, AU, Visakapatnam. V.S.M. College

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36. Prof. A. Satyanarayana, Dept of Chemistry , AU, Visakapatnam. 37. Prof. P. Machi Raju, AU Campus, Kakinada. 38. PSN Ramachandra rao, YN College, Narasapuram. 39. Prof. GA Sharma, AU, Vishakapatnam. 40. Prof. A Ramulu, OU, Hyderabad. 41. Prof. K. Gayatri Devi, AU, Vishakapatnam. 42. Dr. CH DurgaPrasadarao, Dayalbag Edu. Inst. Agra. 43. Prasanth Kumar Sethy, AU, Visakhapatnam. 44. Prof. K Sudarshanaraju, Dept of Telugu, AU, Visakhapatnam. 45. Dr. CH Srirama Chandramurthy, Hindu University, Varanasi. 46. Prof. Subhada Vajpae, OU, Hyderabad. For details of the National and International conferences/workshops organized Refer 3.1.6. How many of the linkages/collaborations have actually resulted in formal MoUs and agreements? List out the activities and beneficiaries and cite examples (if any) of the established linkages that enhanced and/or facilitated The institution has linkages/collaborations for the benefit of the students and staff. The institution is striving at its best to transform them into MoUs / agreements. a) Curriculum development The linkages help to choose appropriate elective papers in various subjects and to train the students skillfully in the particular aspect. Industrial visits and field visits to organizations help the students to know about the functioning of the same. The linkages promote curriculum development in updating the syllabi of certificate courses on current topics. b) Internship/On-the-job training  Internship programme is a part of curriculum of M.C.A. The college is having linkages with some organizations for conducting Internship programmes.  Management students are imparted with training in marketing skills and corporate management in association with industries. c) Summer Placement As per the curriculum of MBA every student should attend the study project for minimum of six weeks placement in an organization for completion of project work during the summer vacation. d) Faculty exchange and professional development  Lecturers in the college were invited by other colleges, media to deliver extension lectures.  Updating the knowledge of faculty in emerging areas and getting trained in latest technologies (developing E-content). e) Research

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 Dr. R. Mrutyunjaya Rao, Department of Chemistry collaborated with Botany department and IICT, Hyderabad for his minor research project.  Dr. T. Damodar Reddy, Department of History collaborated with Department of Fisheries in Coastal Districts in Andhra Pradesh for his minor research project.  Dr. S. Ramanjaneyulu, Department of Economics collaborated with Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration to undertake minor research project. f) Extension: Outreach programmes conducted by the staff with the help of the students to establish linkages with Government and Non-Government organizations. The linkage promoted and helped in successful completion of extension activities for the benefit of the people around the institution.  House hold Micro Economic survey conducted during 2008-09 involving all the staff and students with the co-operation of Government agencies like Ramachandrapuram Municipality and District Collectorate.  Soil Micro Nutrient analysis and Water analysis was carried annually by the department of Chemistry with the cooperation of Agricultural department in the surrounding farmlands. g) Student Placement Linkages are of great support in terms of Student Placement.  Linkages with state fisheries institute help the Biology students to get jobs as hatchery technicians as well as quality control supervisors in food processing plants.  Association with Aruna Auto Mobiles and Artos soft drinks provides job opportunities in the marketing and financial sector. 3.7.6 Detail on the systemic efforts of the institution in planning, establishing and implementing the initiatives of the linkages/collaborations. The IQAC & Research committee members plan every year to establish the linkages & collaboration which are fruitful for the institution and the students. The career guidance & placement cell initiates and implements the activities required for collaborations.

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CRITERION-IV INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES

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Our College is a temple of learning with a strength of 1500 students and situated in 14 acres of beautiful campus. The College has an excellent infrastructure facilitating teaching-learning environment. 4.1.1 What is the policy of the Institution for creation and enhancement of infrastructure that facilitate effective teaching and learning?  Infrastructure (especially technological infrastructure in the present era of knowledge) plays a great role (as a tool) to achieve excellence in teaching and learning.  The management of the institution aptly takes the right action in the required areas to enhance the policy of valuable education system. The strategy is to enhance infrastructure parallel to expanding curricular and extra-curricular areas.  The college constituted an IQAC committee with college governing body members, external experts from local community, senior staff and students as members to develop infrastructure and learning resources. Whenever new courses are introduced the IQAC committee plans, the college management approves them and develops infrastructure accordingly. The policy is framed according to the strength of the students in different streams.  The College has developed e-classrooms to enable teaching more effectively. Apart from this, facilities like Wi-Fi, Internet, computer centers and enriched library are developed in the institution to encourage and assist the students in learning and research activities.  With the increase in strength, as per the requirement, the institution approaches UGC and seeks various funds. The Management makes sincere and committed efforts to expand the infrastructure with the growing needs of the user. 4.1.2 Detail the facilities available for a) Curricular and co-curricular activities – classrooms, technology enabled learning spaces, seminar halls, tutorial spaces, laboratories, botanical garden, Animal house, specialized facilities and equipment for teaching, learning and research etc. b) Extra –curricular activities – sports, outdoor and indoor games, gymnasium, auditorium, NSS, NCC, cultural activities, Public speaking, communication skills development, yoga, health and hygiene etc. Our campus has a cluster of buildings accommodating the various departments, adequate number of spacious classrooms, enriched library, well equipped laboratories, fully furnished computer centers, ICT classrooms and hostels. The college has an excellent infrastructure for curricular and extracurricular activities.

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 A master plan has been prepared for the campus and it is herewith enclosed. The college has separate blocks for UG library (area of 3,900 sq. ft.) and PG library (area of 3,700 sq. ft.), with adequate space, good number of books and journals, internet and other support facilities located at the central place.  The college has an out-door sports ground, indoor stadium with wooden floor for sports activities and a Health Center to meet the primary medical treatment of students and staff.  Separate rest rooms are available for women staff members as well as girl students. Special arrangements are made available in college canteen for students and staff. Separate hostel facility is available for both girls and boys.  The UPSs/Invertors are made available for uninterrupted power supply to most of the labs, apart from having three sound proof diesel generators of 65KV, 15KV and 7KV for providing continuous power supply for entire college. Solar panels are arranged for street lights and power backup for library in the college campus. Each department has its own staff room connected through Intercom facility. The details of the facilities available with the institution are as under: (A) For curricular and co-curricular activities: i) Classrooms: Our college has 46 spacious classrooms with proper lighting, ventilation, dais and seating arrangement for proper visibility. ii) Technology enabled learning facility: The college has two ICT classrooms with seating capacity of 80 each with the provision of OHPs, LCD Projector, Document Reader, Multimedia learning, and Wi-Fi connectivity internet access. Especially one ICT classroom equipped with high resolution (1920x1080 RADVISION XT1000VC CODEC) camera for teleconference and for getting access to live lectures of the eminent professors. Most of the classrooms and labs are provided with LCD facility. iii) Seminar Hall: The college has one seminar hall having 200 seating capacity fully equipped with audio visual facilities. This hall is regularly used for conducting State/National level seminars/workshops in the college. The PG students are encouraged for using the seminar hall for their paper presentations, group discussions and project presentations. iv) Tutorial rooms: Tutorial classes (Remedial Coaching) are being conducted in separate classrooms. Four classrooms are kept reserved to conduct remedial coaching in the college. v) Laboratories: The college has 36 well-equipped laboratories which facilitate conducting regular practical classes during the session and in annual examinations V.S.M. College

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for both UG and PG students. A central instrumentation lab with sophisticated analytical instruments like FTIR, HPLC, AAS etc. is established in the college. The college also has technology enabled laboratories for conducting computer practical classes and an excellent English Language Lab, 60 Systems with Globareena software for improving communication skills. Andhra University utilizes our college English language lab to conduct practical examinations for the students of ten nearby colleges. vi) Botanical garden: Our college Botanical Garden with its rare collection of plants is used by the local colleges. Flora of the college campus is documented with photos. It has many varieties of plants and some rare specimens of herbal and medicinal value. It added natural beauty and a healthy atmosphere to the college campus. vii) Animal house: The animal house in Zoology department rears and stores animals, reptiles, birds and some insects in the preserved form for dissection. At the time of practical examinations species are made available for students. PG faculty collected rare specimens of human and animal species to the UG and PG labs. Now it looks like a bio museum. viii) Specialized Facilities and equipment available for teaching, learning and research:  The college has two internet centers with twenty computers each. The staff are given free access to internet, so that they can enrich their knowledge and in turn the students get benefited.  Every department has internet facility.  The automated libraries (both UG and PG) also help the staff and the students to understand the value of research. The researchers in the college also enjoy INFLIBNET (N-List) Connectivity which offers 75,000 online full-text books and 3000 journals.  The college has well equipped laboratories with advanced sophisticated instruments like FTIR, AAS, HPLC etc, for doing research.  Management deposited seed money for providing financial support to the staff in presenting papers, attending conferences, publishing books and seminar papers. Management also encourages the staff by providing TA/DA and allowing leave/OD facility for attending conferences/seminars. (B) For extra-curricular activities: Sports: The college has created and enhanced infrastructure for extracurricular activities. The college has been participating in various intercollegiate and inter-university level tournaments.  Our college management is constructing an Indoor Stadium (wooden floor) with the financial support from UGC. V.S.M. College

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 Special coaching classes are being conducted for interested students on Indoor and Outdoor games.  Water points are connected to overhead tanks and they are available for maintenance of play fields. Drainage system around the play field is developed partially, which helps to drain out rain water on the playground. Outdoor Games: An excellent spacious playground with an area of 7 acres in the college campus to conduct outdoor games is an asset to the college. The details of the fields available in the college for outdoor games are given below:  200mts and 400mts Athletic running track.  Cricket pitch and Football field.  Hand ball court with net enclosure up to 10 ft. height around the court.  Separate courts for Kabbadi, Kho-Kho, Volleyball, Basket Ball, Lawn Tennis, Shuttle and Ball Badminton.  Parallel bar and Horizontal bar. Indoor Games: Facilities for the indoor games like Table Tennis, Chess, Caroms etc, are provided to students in the college campus. Gymnasium: Our college has well equipped Gymnasium room. A multi Gym with 12 stations and 4 stations bench press of NELCO Company was established with the financial assistance from the Ministry of Human Resources & Sports, Government of India at a cost of rupees three lakh. Auditorium: An open air theater with an area of 12,800 sq. ft. and one indoor hall (Recreational Spaces) built-in area of 2800 sq. ft., are made available in the college to conduct cultural programmes, annual day celebrations etc. NSS: The NSS wing of our college has six units with six hundred students. Our college NSS units have a common store room and a common office room. The NSS units are equipped with the basic tools like crowbars, sickles, hammers, utensils etc. NCC: College has an Army NCC Unit working under 18(A) Bn. NCC, Kakinada and Naval NCC Unit working under 6(A) Naval NCC Unit, Kakinada since 1966 with Permanent Commissioned Officers. Our college Army and Naval NCC Units have separate store rooms and a common office room. The college Naval NCC Unit has twenty .303 dummy riffles, semaphore flags with display board, ship models, ropes for rigging etc.

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Cultural Activities: The college has a separate room for practicing cultural activities. The cultural wing of the college is equipped with musical instruments like drums, veena, keyboard, audio visual system etc. The cultural programmes are organized in open air theater and recreation hall. Public speaking and communication skills development: Personality development programmes are run by the college which involves various activities like public speaking and communication skills development etc. A well-equipped English language lab with sixty computers and LCD projector has been setup in the college where the students are involved in extensive communication oriented programmes which are organized on the regular intervals in the college campus. Yoga: The college recently started Yoga center in the campus with trained yoga teacher. This center is equipped with a open hall with carpet and audio system. Many students and staff are benefitted and are aware of the importance of Yoga. Health and Hygiene: Our College is more concerned about health and hygiene of the college students and staff.  Our college has a health centre with part-time doctor and permanent nurse for the treatment of the sick.  The college health center equipped with basic first aid kits, patient observation table, one bed, stretcher, basic requirement for saline infusion, sterilizer etc.  The college also keeps on organizing health check-up camps where local doctors including dentists, eye surgeons and skin specialists visit to check the health of the stakeholders.  The institution has a tie up with the local hospitals for emergency needs.  There is a separate Mineral Water Plant (RO process) installed at the college campus for supply of pure drinking water to all the students and the staff. 4.1.3 How does the institution plan and ensure that the available infrastructure is in line with its academic growth and is optimally utilized? Give specific examples of the facilities developed/augmented and the amount spent during the last four years (Enclose the Master Plan of the Institution/ campus and indicate the existing physical infrastructure and the future planned expansions if any). Our Institution has grown tremendously in the past few years. Several facilities and required infrastructure is being developed to meet the demands.  Classrooms, lecture hall and seminar rooms generally remain occupied from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. These are kept open on Sundays and holidays also for conducting competitive examinations.  College computer centers remain open from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. Needy students and the hostel boarders can avail the facilities even in late evening hours.  Library timings are flexible. Library is open from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. for the students of the professional courses. This facility is extended during the V.S.M. College

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night hours as per the requirement. Library and computer center facilities are made available to alumni besides regular students to appear for competitive examinations.  Two ICT classrooms with audio visual facilities like LCD Projector, Document Reader and OHP are shared by all departments.  Our Botanical Garden with its rare collection of plants is used by the local colleges. Promptly responding to the social needs, the institution frequently offers infrastructure help for conducting conferences, competitive and entrance examinations.  During the summer vacation, short term coaching classes are conducted for imparting computer literacy and spoken English to the housewives of Ramachandrapuram area. Special coaching classes are also organized for PG entrance examinations like ICET, AUCET etc. during the summer. Department of Physical Education conducts summer camps to the local public. Book exhibition and lectures by eminent persons in various fields are encouraged in the college campus for the benefit of students. The amount spent to develop infrastructure facilities in the college for the last four years is given below: Year 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13

Infrastructure Buildings Equipment Buildings Equipment Buildings Equipment Buildings Equipment

Amount Spent 80,98,251 32,48,750 36,53,000 38,32,604 3,15,420 37,21,415 42,49,478 62,63,308

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4.1.4 How does the institution ensure that the infrastructure facilities meet the requirements of students with physical disabilities? The institution is fully conscious to ensure that the infrastructural facilities must meet the requirements of students with physical disabilities.  As far as possible classes are conducted for physically disabled students on the ground floor and they are provided front-seating arrangement, comfortable furniture and attendant facility.  Student volunteers are provided to meet the needs of differently abled students.  Those students are given extra attention during the college internal examinations as well as in the final examinations.  Orientation programmes are conducted to strengthen the confidence among them.  Following the State Government‟s policy, some seats are reserved for physically disabled students. 4.1.5 Give details on the residential facility and various provisions available within them: • Hostel Facility – Accommodation available • Recreational facilities, gymnasium, yoga center, etc. • Computer facility including access to internet in hostel • Facilities for medical emergencies • Library facility in the hostels • Internet and Wi-Fi facility • Recreational facility-common room with audio-visual equipment • Residential facility for the staff, Constant supply of safe drinking water are available. • Security Hostel Facility: The institution has separate hostels for both girls and boys with a capacity of 45 rooms and 168 beds. In each room four members are accommodated with all kinds of facilities, like running water, potable drinking water and attached toilet facilities. The hostels are specially designed for proper lighting and ventilation. Separate rooms for residential staff set up in the hostel in such a way that they can keep a watch on the security, safety and movements of the inmates in the hostel. Recreational facilities, gymnasium, yoga center, etc.: The college hostels have the following facilities like Recreation Center, Common room with cable T.V. connection which are a boon to students. The inmates of the hostels are given training for meditation and yoga.

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Computer facility including access to internet in hostel: The hostel students have free access to the internet till 7p.m, in the college computer centers. Facilities for medical emergencies Health centre is available in the campus with part time doctor and permanent nurse for the treatment of the sick. The institution has a tie up with the local hospitals for emergency needs. Library facility in the hostel: Students are provided with a mini library consisting of important books, newspapers, journals and magazines. Students are provided with folders containing material on institutions of higher learning, career opportunities and soft skills. Hygiene facilities: Constant supply of safe drinking water (protected and purified) is available in the college hostel. There is a separate Mineral Water Plant (RO process) installed in the college campus for supply of pure drinking water. Security: Watchmen and gate-keepers are appointed for keeping 24 hours watch for the security of the hostel students. 4.1.6 What are the provisions made available to students and staff in terms of health care on the campus and off the campus?  The College Health Centre is situated in the campus where a qualified doctor (part-time) and a permanent nurse are available to meet any unforeseen situation.  First aid and medical care is provided at College Health Center and the patients are shifted to the local hospitals in case of any serious medical emergency.  Students are also provided medical treatment by external specialist doctors if necessary.  First Aid kits are made available with the Physical Education Department, Chemistry Department and Health Centre.  The college management issued Health Cards to each student. The health cards are designed to have full data, includes weight, height, dental, Skin disease tests etc.  Our college management had tie-up recently with insurance agency to cover the accidental insurance of the students.  A fully equipped gymnasium is made available to maintain good health among staff and students.

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4.1.7 Give details of the Common Facilities available on the campus–spaces for special units like IQAC, Grievance Redressal unit, Women‟s Cell, Counseling and Career Guidance, Placement Unit, Health Centre, Canteen, recreational spaces for staff and students, safe drinking water facility, auditorium, etc. The college has clearly marked space for the common facilities available in the campus. These facilities include IQAC (Internal Quality Assurance Cell), Grievance Redressal Unit, Women Empowerment Cell, Career Guidance & Placement Cell, Health Centre, Canteen, Recreational Spaces for staff and students, safe drinking water facility and provision of Auditorium etc. The details of such facilities are here as under:

4.2

Sl. No.

UNIT

Place

In-charge

1.

Internal Quality Assurance Cell

Main Building, Ground Floor

Dr. S. Ramanjaneyulu

2.

Grievance Redressal Unit

History Dept.

Dr. V. Sudharsan

3.

Women Empowerment Cell

Dr. V. Kanchanamala

4.

Career Guidance & Placement Cell

5.

Health Centre

Old PG Block, Ground floor Old PG Block, Ground floor Main Building Ground floor

6.

Canteen

College Campus

Sri K.Srinivas

7.

Recreational Spaces

8.

Safe Drinking Water facility

9.

Auditorium/Open Air Theatre

Main Building, 2nd floor Old PG Block, Ground floor Near Old PG Block

Dr. V.V. Ratnaji Rao Chowdary Sri M. Ravi Kumar

Sri R. Srinivas Sri V. Srinivas Sri M. P. Ramamohan Rao

Library as a Learning Resource

4.2.1 Does the library have an Advisory Committee? Specify the composition of such a committee. What significant initiatives have been implemented by the committee to render the library, student/user friendly? The institution has a very effective and efficient Advisory Committee with the Principal as Chairperson, Librarian as Convener, seven senior faculty members, one member from alumni and four student representatives as members of the committee. The composition of the Library Advisory Committee is as under: V.S.M. College

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Library Advisory Committee: 1. Dr. T. Damodar Reddy 2. Sri B.V.V. Sagar 3. Dr. S.S.V.V. Satyanarayana Murthy 4. Sri P.V. Suresh Babu 5. Sri M. Srinivasa Rao 6. Dr. D. Jeevana Sri 7. Sri M.P. Rama Mohan Rao 8. Sri Ch. Satyanarayana 9. Sri Ch. R.K.S. Subrahmanyam 10. Dr.M.Satyanarayana (alumni)

Chairperson Convener Member Member Member Member Member Member Member Member

Student Representatives 1. Ch. Raja Kumar 2. T. Seshagiri Babu 3. K. Uma Maheswari 4. V. Satish

III MCA II M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry) III B.Sc. CBZ III B.Com (TM)

 The Committee meets frequently to review the matters of importance to accord better facilities for the users of the Library. The advisory committee discusses and finalizes the infrastructural and academic requirement of the library & chalks out the strategy to utilize the facility to a maximum extent by the staff and the students. It finalizes the list of books and journals to be purchased every year.  On the basis of the recommendations of the advisory committee, the library is upgraded with the facilities like unlimited broadband internet browsing facility with 6 Mbps, licensed software like windows XP, Microsoft office 2007 and SOUL software.  Conducting book exhibition and book review competitions regularly.  User orientation programmes are also organized to educate the students and the staff to make them aware of the information regarding the services provided by the library.  All library operations have been automated. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) allows the users to check the status of the books and help them to locate the books of their choice. Old semester question papers are also made available in libraries.  Students are also encouraged as volunteers in the library for assistance.  Displaying new arrivals at the entrance of the library.  Stakeholders are allowed to donate books and a separate display board is setup showing the list of significant donars.

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4.2.2 Provide details of the following: • Total area of the library (in Sq. Mts.) • Total seating capacity • Working hours (on working days, on holidays, before examination days, during Examination days, during vacation) • Layout of the library (individual reading carrels, lounge area for browsing and relaxed reading, IT zone for accessing e-resources) Total area of the library (in Sq. ft.): UG PG Total seating capacity: PG Library UG Library Working Hours Daily Before Examination Days During Examination Days During Vacation & Holidays

3,900 sq. ft 3,700 sq. ft

362.32 sq. mt 343.74 sq. mt

120 100 09:00 am - 06:00 pm 08:00 am- 06:00 pm 09:00 am - 06:00 pm 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

Layout of the library: In each library (UG and PG) there is a stack area with almirahs and racks with books and computer systems for OPAC. The reference books are also kept in this room for ready reference for staff and students. There is another relaxed reading room meant for reading periodicals (Magazines and Journals) and News Papers. Separate IT zone is available for accessing e-resources and browsing . 4.2.3 How does the library ensure purchase and use of current titles, print and ejournals and other reading materials? Specify the amount spent on procuring new books, journals and e-resources during the last four years.  Library advisory committee calls for indents from all the heads of departments. The indents are scrutinized by the library advisory committee and quotations are invited from leading booksellers and publishers. Orders are placed to those who offer highest percentage of discount by preparing comparative statements.  Journals and Periodicals are subscribed by placing orders directly with publishers and books may be purchased from nearby booksellers in case of immediate requirement.  The Heads of the Departments provide the list of current titles, both print and e-journals, to be purchased. The prime source of e-journals is, however, the N-List offered by INFLIBNET and DELNET to which this institution is a subscriber. V.S.M. College

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The amount spent on procuring new books during the last four years is as under: 2009-2010

Newspapers

Number

Number

Total Cost (in Rs.)

320522

692

99798

225

125456

368

184345

145

26189

504

419984

122474

142

114857

103

43629

141

86415

5351

09

9417

09

9157

09

14083

Number

Total Cost (in Rs.)

Number

1309

294703

1184

331

115555

146 09

Amount

Library Holdings

Library Holdings

800000 600000 400000 200000 0

Amount 2009-10

2000 1500 1000 500 0

2012-13

Reference books Journals & Periodicals

2012-2013

Total Cost (in Rs.)

Total Cost (in Rs.)

2011-12

Text books

2011-2012

2010-11

Library Holdings

2010-2011

4.2.4 Provide details on the ICT and other tools deployed to provide maximum access to the library collection? 1.

OPAC

2.

Electronic Resource Management package for e-journals

3.

Federated searching tools to search articles in multiple databases

4.

Library Website

5.

In-house/remote access to e-publications

Yes INFLIBNET (N-List) DELNET Yes Link Connected with College Website Yes

6.

Library automation

Yes (SOUL software)

7.

Total number of computers for public access

12

8.

Total number of printers for public access

2

9.

Internet band width/ speed □ 2mbps □ 10 mbps □ 1 gb (GB)

10.

Participation in Resource sharing networks/consortia

6 Mbps Yes, INFLIBNET, DELNET

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Provide details on the following items: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Average number of walk-ins per day Average number of books issued/returned per day Ratio of library books to students enrolled Average number of books added during last three years Average number of login to opac (OPAC) Average number of login to e-resources per day Average number of e-resources downloaded/printed per day Number of information literacy trainings organized Details of “weeding out” of books and other materials 4.2.6 Give details of the specialized services provided by the library

100 110 33:1 1039 20 15 15 05 NA

Reference: Web based reference services in digital environment is an addition to our traditional library reference service. Reference service is also provided on request through inter-library loan, catalogue, and journals. Digital reference and information services are available through INFLIBNET and DELNET. Reprography: Reprographic facility with one photo copier and two printers is available in the Library. ILL (Inter Library Loan Service): Library is linked with DELNET and Inter loan, document delivery and document supply are carried out. Books are made available on inter-library loan basis from other libraries as and when requested by the users. Cost of postage and photocopying is borne by the institution. Download: There is a facility to download educational material. Printing: Laser printer and document scanner are installed in the Library. Required hard copies of the documents, journal articles and necessary chapters of e-text books are reproduced using printers and reprographic facility. Reading list/ Bibliography compilation: A list of recommended resources (books, journals) compiled and made available to students enrolled in a course of study. Reading list service provides the list of new books for each department. OPAC serves as an easy tool for Bibliography compilation. In-house/remote access to e-resources: CD/DVD drives are available for in-house access to e-resources. Remote access is provided through internet. V.S.M. College

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User Orientation and awareness: Through Power Point Presentation, the users are introduced to the general techniques of the library usage and services available like special request, renewing and reserving books and arrangement of books in the different parts of the library, the organization and facilities of the library. User education programs provide information on the communication technologies available in the library. Library staff tries to ensure the use of resources by the students. Fresher are orientated to develop library culture. Assistance in searching Databases: Library staff renders help to search online resources. e.g.: e-journals, databases, documents, literary reviews etc., Bibliographic databases, full-text e-journals, abstracts and free e-books website lists are provided.  Assistance is given to access biographical information, statistical information encyclopedic overviews of topics. Students are also guided in accessing specific websites for government information, commercial sites, advertisements, today‟s news, organization groups and personal web pages related to a topic.  Students are guided to search articles with subject terms and keywords appropriate to their topic.  Students are guided for Inter library loan. INFLIBNET/IUC facilities: The College has been subscribing for N-List of INFLIBNET, is made available as research tool and resource. 4.2.7 Enumerate on the support provided by the Library staff to the students and teachers of the college.  The library staff is always at the service of the students and staff to querying and accessing of books. The staff provides the list of catalogues of various publishers to teachers, so that new and relevant books can be purchased for library.  The students are helped by the library staff to access the books they desire. The supporting staff is always on its toes to help the staff as well as the students in the library.  Staff and Students are supported with dissertation material to help them in projects.  The college library has been following open access system. Reference service is made available to the students in the working hours of the library.  Display boards and notice boards are available inside and outside the library used to display clippings that are informative and needful regarding employment and current issues. New arrivals are displayed in the library.

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 General books, magazines and different newspapers etc., are maintained in reading room for the use of students to update their knowledge and enable them to compete in competitive examinations. The services provided by the library staff are  Assistance in searching Databases  Orientation and Awareness  Printing service  Reprography  Download service  Internet access facilities  Automated Bibliography is documented. 4.2.8 What are the special facilities offered by the library to the visually/physically challenged persons? Give details. Library staff helps such students in every possible way. The visually/physically challenged students are given top priority in issuing the books.  The visually/physically challenged persons are allowed to collect the books from the library through student volunteers.  The visually challenged persons are provided Braille material. 4.2.9 Does the library get the feedback from its users? If yes, how is it analyzed and used for improving the library services. (What strategies are deployed by the Library to collect feedback from users? How is the feedback analyzed and used for further improvement of the library services?) Yes, the Library gets feedback from its users. The following feedback mechanisms are followed: 1. Comments Book 2. Suggestions Box 3. Online Feedback. 4. Written Feedback Analysis:  Comments given in comments book are quickly responded.  The advisory committee opens the suggestions box on the last Saturday of every month. They discuss on those suggestions to act upon them.  Suggestions are also sent by email to the principal. Principal forwards this mail to advisory committee to evaluate those suggestions.  Written feedback is being taken through the feedback forms by advisory committee at the end of the semester/annual examinations. Advisory committee analyzes the feedback and endeavors to improve the library facilities. Impact:  Library working hours have been increased.  Duration of lending time is extended and the number of books for lending increased.  Facilities are enhanced. V.S.M. College

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IT Infrastructure

4.3.1 Give details on the computing facility available (hardware and software) at the institution. • Number of computers with Configuration (provide actual number with exact Configuration of each available system) • Computer-student ratio • Stand alone facility • LAN facility • Licensed software • Number of nodes/ computers with Internet facility • Any other Sl. No.

Processor

RAM

Mother Board

H.D.D

External Device DVD writer

Monitor

Total No. of Computers

18.5 LED

01

1

Intel core i5

2GB

Intel

500GB

2

Intel core i3

2 GB

Intel

500GB

-

18.5 LED

26

2 GB

Intel

320GB

-

18.5 TFT

12

2 GB

Intel

320GB

-

Acer LCD

02

3 4

HP pro 3090 core 2 DUO Intel core 2 DUO 269 GHZ

5

HP DX 2700 core 2 DUO

512 MB

Intel

80GB

CD Drive

17 CRT

04

6

Dual core 3.0

2 GB

Intel

320 GB

DVD Writer

HP 18.5 LCD

04

7

Dual core 3.0 HP pre 3090 MT

2GB

Intel

320 GB

-

HP 18.5 LCD

10

8

Dual core 2.8

2GB

Intel

320 GB

LCD 18.5

02

2GB

HCLPegaton

160GB

HCL 18.5 LCD

30

1GB

HCL

160GB

-

15CRT

18

512MB

HP

80GB

CD Drive

15CRT

17

128MB

HCL

80GB

CD Drive

15CRT

20

Pentium IV

256 MB

HCL

40 GB

15CRT

23

14

HCL 132120

2 GB

HCL

500 GB

18.5 LCD

01

15

1.8 GHz

1 GB

160 GB

15 LCD

01

16

1.8 GHz

1 GB

15 LCD

01

17

Pentium IV845

512 MB

17 CRT

01

18

HP 3330 MT

4 GB

18.5” LED

52

9 10 11 12 13

Intel dual core 2.6 Intel dual core Pentium IV2.80 Pentium –IV 2.80

V.S.M. College

Bioster G31 Bioster G31 895 Mother Board Intel dual core

160 GB 40 GB 500 GB

DVD Writer Creative speakers

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S.No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    

Items Laser Jet Printers Scanners TVS Dot Matrix Printers LCD Projectors Document Readers OHP Projectors VCR 6 KV UPS 3 KV UPS 600VA UPS

Computer – student ratio Stand alone facility LAN facility Licensed Software

 Any other

Total 11 04 14 16 02 04 01 05 03 51

: 1 :7 : 155 systems : 70 systems : SCO UNIX 5.0, WINDOWS 98SE, NOVELL NETWARE 5.1(Server), LINUX (OPEN SOURCE), MS-OFFICE, ORACLE 8i, Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual JAVA, Visual FOXPRO, WINDOWS XP, WINDOWS 7, MacAfee Anti-virus, SOUL (Library/ Management Software), GLOBARINA software for developing communication skills and software for office purpose. : Wi-Fi facility

4.3.2 Detail on the computer and internet facility made available to the faculty and students on the campus and off-campus? Broad band facility with 6Mbps is available in the college for faculty and students. Two Internet Centers with twenty computers each are available in campus for students and staff. Students have free access to internet in these computer centers under the supervision of computer programmers. The Principal Chamber, the Administrative offices (both UG and PG), libraries, computer labs and all departments have the facility of internet. In off-campus staff have NME internet connections with subsidized cost provided by BSNL. 4.3.3 What are the institutional plans and strategies for deploying and upgrading the IT infrastructure and associated facilities?  Institution is planning to upgrade and strengthen the IT infrastructure. The institution plans to increase the computer-student ratio.

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 The College is going to establish more e-classrooms with latest equipment, deploy CCTV at important places in the college, purchase licensed software and develop the e-library.  ICT infrastructure is extended and upgraded with latest advanced version of hardware and software based on the needs of the newly introduced programmes.  Using the college web portal(www.vsmcollege.org), making the academic contents and modules available on line for students access anytime from anywhere.  Institution tries to make use of almost all the schemes of UGC assistance meant for upgrading IT infrastructure and associated facilities. 4.3.4 Provide details on the provision made in the annual budget for procurement, up gradation, deployment and maintenance of the computers and their accessories in the institution (Year wise for last four years) There is no separate budget for update, deployment and maintenance of computers, but any expenses for this purpose is met out of general budget of the College. Expenditures on these resources in last four years are mentioned below. Details

2009-2010

Procurement

---

Maintenance Accessories

35,000 65,000

2010-2011

2011-2012

11,11,705

6,11,550

38,000 70,000

41,000 78,000

2012-2013 14,16,480 33,000 60,000

4.3.5 How does the institution facilitate extensive use of ICT resources including development and use of computer-aided teaching/ learning materials by its staff and students? Computers are made available for specific use in all departments. The teachers liberally take the help of ICT resources to enrich their prescribed curriculum through internet.  The college has adequate computer facility for its faculty. Faculty members are provided computers with internet facility for preparation of teaching/learning materials in their respective departments.  The college also has a fully equipped seminar hall, is available for staff to conduct seminars, group discussions, guest lectures etc., regularly as part of their co-curricular activities.  On-line journals and books are subscribed to enrich teaching learning practices.  Some of the departments and laboratories are equipped with LCD projectors along with computer facility which enable the faculty to present power point presentations. V.S.M. College

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4.3.6 Elaborate giving suitable examples on how the learning activities and technologies deployed (access to on-line teaching - learning resources, independent learning, ICT enabled classrooms/learning spaces etc.) by the institution place the student at the center of teaching-learning process and render the role of a facilitator for the teacher. The institution has always been placing the students at the centre of the teaching learning process.  The institution encourages the staff to undergo training on the computer-aided teaching. The college has been conducting week-long sessions, in tune with the orientation courses, for the college faculty on the usage of computers.  The computer department also organizes training sessions on the use of internet for learning resources. Well-equipped computer Labs, LCD and OHPs are available to the faculty for computer aided teaching.  Teachers use power point presentation for the benefit of students by giving them extensive knowledge. Advanced learners are encouraged to give power point presentations on related topics.  The computer faculty is always available for any assistance in the use of ICT. Recorded lectures on important areas of respective subjects are converted into DVDs and are made available as a resource material for the needy.  English language lab is set-up for imparting English language skills, improvement of their vocabulary, grammar, comprehension and communication skills. 4.3.7 Does the Institution avail of the National Knowledge Network connectivity directly or through the affiliating university? If so, what are the services availed of? Yes. Our students are trained by Indian Electronic Governance - Jawahar Knowledge Centre(IEG-JKC). It provides communication skills, off-campus and on-campus recruitments to our students.

4.4

Maintenance of Campus Facilities

4.4.1 How does the institution ensure optimal allocation and utilization of the available financial resources for maintenance and upkeep of the following facilities (Substantiate your statements by providing details of budget allocated during last four years)? Funds received from U.G.C. are being utilized in an objective manner for the maintenance of equipment and all other facilities of institution. The management also ensures that enough funds are allocated and then utilized for the maintenance. The details of the year wise expenditure are given below: V.S.M. College

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a) Buildings b) Furniture c) Equipment d) Computers

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2009-2010 55,350 7,500 13,000 35,000

2010-2011 40,000 8,400 17,000 38,000

2011-2012 60,000 8,000 19,000 41,000

2012-13 70,000 12,000 20,000 30,000

4.4.2 What are the institutional mechanisms for maintenance and upkeep of the infrastructure, facilities and equipment of the college?  The maintenance cost of the buildings, furniture and library are met out of the general funds.  The repairs and maintenance expenditure of laboratories are met out of special fee collected for laboratories. Major expenditure incurred on maintenance is borne by the management.  The IQAC prioritizes the activities, estimates the cost and submits it to the College Management through the principal. The management approves and allocates the funds.  The college has an annual maintenance contract (AMC) for the maintenance of Computer labs and Instrumentation lab.  An effective monitoring system through various committees ensures the optimal utilization of budget allocated. 4.4.3 How and with what frequency does the institution take up calibration and other precision measures for the equipment/instruments? Annual maintenance and repair of the infrastructure is taken care by the college in a systematic manner. Day to day maintenance is carried out by the staff appointed for cleaning and maintenance of the building. The laboratory equipment is maintained through annual grants received from UGC. The computers and electronic devices are maintained and repaired through the funds available with the institution. We have a team of qualified technical staff for maintaining computers and networking facilities. The sophisticated laboratory instruments are maintained by the technical staff of the respective companies under Annual Maintenance Contract. The following departmental staff is recruited under salary base: a) Construction b) Electrical c) Carpentry d) House-keeping e) Plumbing f) Security g) Generators maintenance

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Their services are available throughout the day, as some of them stay within the campus. 4.4.4 What are the major steps taken for location, upkeep and maintenance of sensitive equipment (voltage fluctuations, constant supply of water etc.)?  Installed a separate HT transformer (100KV) for the college and provision of separate UPS for each computer lab in the institution to protect them from voltage fluctuations.  The laboratory staff keeps a strict vigil regarding the maintenance and upkeep of the scientific instruments and chemicals. The repair/replacement is fully undertaken under their supervision.  All the sensitive equipment in the college is kept safely within the control of the Head of the Departments and their utilization is carried in the presence of concerned faculty with logbook maintenance.  Scientific equipment are installed in concerned departments in dust and damp free environment. Department of Chemistry, Zoology & Botany have their separate instrumentation rooms where sophisticated equipment are placed with safety.  The college electrician and the supporting staff are responsible for the upkeep of electrical equipment and their maintenance.  The Institution has two bore wells with auto start/stop motors, therefore there is no problem in constant supply of water.  The college has its own RO water plant for supply of drinking water. Apart from this, the institution has a tie up with the company from which the RO water purifier was bought and the institution pays for the regular and routine checkup and upkeep of the purifiers.

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5.1 Student Mentoring and Support 5.1.1 Does the Institution publish its updated prospectus/handbook annually? If „yes‟, what is the information provided to students through these documents and how does the institution ensure its commitment and accountability? Yes, the Institution publishes its updated handbook annually and it is distributed to the students at the beginning of every academic year. The handbook provides the following information:  Vision, Mission, Goals, Objectives and brief history of the college.  Admission schedule, details of college working days, academic bodies and committees.  Fee details, rules and regulations which the students need to observe during their presence in the college.  List of the amenities are being provided to the students.  Information regarding the teaching staff as well as the non-teaching staff. The preparation and publication of the updated handbook by the Institution is an important joint venture involving the duties and responsibilities of the management, staff and students. The Institution ensures its commitment and accountability by entrusting the same to them and by evaluating their performance. The Institution is committed to revise the handbook every year and distributed to every student. It is accountable to the students and parents as they are the stakeholders with their future involved in it. Online access is available through college website. (www.vsmcollege.org) The college email ID: 1. vsmcollege66@gmail.com 2. vsmcollege66@yahoo.com 5.1.2 Specify the type, number and amount of institutional scholarships /freeships given to the students during the last four years and whether the financial aid was available and disbursed on time? Various types of scholarships are available for students. These are dispersed on time to the eligible students as a financial assistance by the Institution. The details are as follows: 2009-2010 Particulars Endowment Prizes Poor Boys Fund

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

Number of beneficiaries

Amount (Rs.)

Number of beneficiaries

Amount (Rs.)

Number of beneficiaries

Amount (Rs.)

Number of beneficiaries

Amount (Rs.)

8

4880

10

5955

9

6240

18

13839

50

10000

50

10000

50

10000

50

10000

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5.1.3 What percentage of students receive financial assistance from state government, central government and other national agencies? Many students of this college belong to the non creamy layer of the society or from economically weaker sections of the society. Nearly 85% of students receive financial assistance from the state/central government and other national agencies as they belong to SC, ST, OBC and other economically weaker sections of the society. 5.1.4 What are the specific support services/facilities available for • Students from SC/ST, OBC and economically weaker sections • Students with physical disabilities • Overseas students • Students to participate in various competitions/National and International organizing coaching classes for competitive exams • Medical assistance to students: health centre, health insurance etc. • Skill development (spoken English, computer literacy, etc.,) • Support for “slow learners” • Exposure of students to other institutions of higher learning/corporate/ business house etc. • Publication of student magazines The Institution perpetuates and equips the students with every possible help to promote their need in pursuit to become civilized and worthy citizens. The college was set up with a mission of imparting holistic education. So, the Institution, for this purpose, provides the following facilities. Students from SC/ST, OBC and economically weaker sections Students from SC/ST and other backward classes are allotted seats as per the Andhra Pradesh State Government Reservation Policy. At present, the reservation quota is 15%, 7.5% and 27% for SC, ST and OBC students respectively. 33.33% of seats are allotted to the women students in each category. Fees exemption is also extended to these students. Besides this, the State Government will sanction scholarships and fee concessions are also given to the students. Management also permits in most genuine cases to pay tuition fee in instalments to UG and PG students. The college has been conducting remedial classes for the students of SC/ST/OBC and economically weaker sections freely in their discipline to enhance their knowledge. In addition, Free Course for Personality Development, Coaching classes for various competitive exams, on campus and off-campus, online exams etc., have been conducted to benefit the student community. Students with physical disabilities  There is 1% reservation for students belonging to differently-abled categories as per Andhra Pradesh State Government Reservation Policy. V.S.M. College

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 Once admitted, the candidates are given special privileges. The campus is disabled friendly.  The institution is committed to accommodate them as far as possible on the ground-floor for their classes.  They are provided front-seating arrangement, comfortable furniture and attendant facility.  The students are given extra attention during the college internal examinations as well as the final examinations.  Vocational guidance and counselling is provided to get them settled in a healthy working environment by dealing pre-hand with any inhibitions that may be holding them back. Overseas students The institution does not have any overseas students at present. Students to participate in various competitions/ National and International organizing coaching classes for competitive exams Information on such events is displayed on the departmental and common notice boards. The library staff extend their help in culling out the specific material required for the theme/topic. Free coaching classes for various competitive exams, on campus and off-campus, online exams etc. have been conducted to SC/ST/OBC and also meritorious students. Career Guidance and Placement Cell also helps in such endeavours. Medical assistance to students: health center, health insurance etc. The college specially takes care of the health and hygiene of the students and staff.  The college also provides health counseling to all students through various forms such as Red Ribbon Club, NSS and extension lectures.  The college has health center with part-time doctor and permanent nurse for the treatment of the sick.  The college keeps on organizing health checkup camps where local doctors, dentists, eye surgeons and skin specialists visit and checkup the health of the stakeholders and staff.  Protected and purified drinking water is available in the college campus. The institution has a tie up with the local hospitals in emergency needs. Skill development (Spoken English, computer literacy etc.) The Career Guidance and Placement Cell is eager to provide students with necessary marketing skills, professional etiquette and ethics so that they can imbibe the traits that are in demand in the professional scenario. The college regularly conducts Personality Development Programmes which enhance the IQ level and communication skills of the participants. V.S.M. College

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The faculty of English and Computer Science departments has been conducting a Bridge Course for the first year UG and PG students. Communication Skills is offered as Part II-English for first and second years UG students. Computer Course / Computer Skills paper is compulsory for all the students of first and second year degree in the curriculum. This has really helped the students to learn the basics of the computer language. Support for “slow learners” There is a streamlined mechanism for continuous monitoring and evaluation of students.  The students who are slow in learning or if their grasping power is not up to the mark, the faculty members identify such students at the beginning of the academic year.  Remedial class system helps to identify slow and advanced learners.  Subsequently, programmes are designed to cater to the special needs. Remedial classes are organized to clarify doubts, re-explain critical topics and improve performance.  The institution conducts remedial classes in different subjects to enhance their skills and competence.  For every 25 students, a teacher is nominated as mentor. He/she counsels these students one-to-one basis to understand their problems (including psychological or emotional) in learning.  Remedial examinations are also held to test their knowledge received during classes.  Enrichment courses like Personality Development Programmes are also conducted to improve students‟ personality and motivate them for an innovative and creative mindset. Exposure of students to other institutions of higher learning/ corporate/ business house etc.  The students are encouraged to expose themselves to other higher learning institutions while organizing visits and industrial tours.  Project assignments regarding business concepts are undertaken by students with assistance from corporate houses.  Our alumni who are placed in different industries help our students in providing exposure and training.  We have network with reputed industries for providing industrial training and placement opportunities for our students.  Every department makes it a point to depute students to Seminars, Workshops, and Cultural fests organized by institutions of higher education elsewhere in the state. V.S.M. College

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Publication of student magazines The college publishes annual magazine. The students of the college very enthusiastically contribute their articles to the magazine. The college magazine is printed under the supervision of the college editorial board. All the major sections of the magazine have their editorial board consisting of staff and students. The staff are always helping the students chisel, their artistic and creative skills. 5.1.5 Describe the efforts made by the institution to facilitate entrepreneurial skills, among the students and the impact of the efforts. Entrepreneur Development Cell was constituted during 2004-05 to motivate the students to seek self-employment. It inculcates the culture of entrepreneurship among the students. To facilitate entrepreneurship skills in students, they are given exposure to industrial organizations through industrial visits, interaction with successful entrepreneurs. This Cell invites entrepreneurs from different walks of life to interact with the students. It provides the budding entrepreneurs the incubational facilities for software development. We have around 5% of our old students who have chosen entrepreneurial path. The institution has interaction with Jawahar Knowledge Centre. This centre helps students in developing various skills and in finding better job opportunities. The JKC assesses the needs of entrepreneurs and prepares a comprehensive training module to equip the outgoing students with necessary skills. The module focuses on the following skills: 1. Leadership Skills 2. Marketing Skills 3. Business Development Skills 4. Communication Skills In co-ordination with Non-Governmental Organisations, Women Empowerment Cell conducts certificate course to enable them to undertake selfemployment. It also interacts with banks and other financial agencies in creating awareness among students on financial management, ledger maintenance to the DWACRA Groups. By introducing Earn While You Learn Programme, the Department of History has been training the students on tourism. The trained students are acting as guides to tourists who visit our college during festivals. They show the visitors the nearest tourist places i.e. Draksharama, Kotipalli, Samalkot, Biccavolu etc. Interested visitors are taken to rare marvelous tourist spots by motor boats from Yanam to Antarvedi crossing beautiful Sagarasangamam on the ocean through Mada Forests on either side of the glorious Gowthami and Vashista. Thus, they earn some money while learning.

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5.1.6 Enumerate the policies and strategies of the institution which promote participation of students in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities such as sports, games, quiz competitions, debate and discussions, cultural activities etc. • additional academic support, flexibility in examinations • special dietary requirements, sports uniform and materials • any other The college believes that extracurricular activities play a key role in developing the overall personality of a student. The talent and aptitude in the students are spotted and they are encouraged sports and games, academic competitions and fine arts activities. The students are extended the following support.  Students who have a good track record in sports are given priority in admission in the subjects of their choice.  Sports students are given free-ships like sportswear, sports kits, shoes etc.  Special diet is given to sports students regularly at free of cost.  The students who participate in these competitions are provided flexibility in the internal examinations. They are provided extra time to study and appear for the internal tests on a later date.  The sports uniform is provided free of cost to the students participating in various events. The management also provides financial assistance to the students who are selected for participation in national events.  Students are also motivated to participate in quiz competitions and they have won prizes in almost all the events they have participated. 5.1.7 Enumerating on the support and guidance provided to the students in preparing for the competitive exams, give details on the number of students appeared and qualified in various competitive exams such as UGCCSIRNET, UGC-NET, SLET, ATE / CAT / GRE / TOFEL / GMAT / Central /State Services, Defense, Civil Services, etc. Career Guidance and Placement Cell takes the responsibility of preparing the students for various competitive examinations. Special coaching is given for PG students who appear for NET/SLET examinations. The staff share their experience and give information regarding syllabus, examination pattern and writing skills. Department of Physical Education is providing training to the students for facing physical tests in Police Constables and Sub-Inspector‟s Competitive Examinations. Indian Electronic Governance Jawahar Knowledge Centre (IEG-JKC) imparts training to the students in analytical skills, communicative skills and computer skills and facilitates the placement for outgoing students.

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Many students of the college are qualified for B.Ed., AUCET, ICET and GATE entrance examinations. Students are allowed to have access to library to refer the books related to entrance tests. Some NCC students are selected in Defence Services. An average 21% of UG and PG students are selected in various competitive examinations like Banks, RRB, APPSC etc. 5.1.8 What type of counseling services are made available to the students (academic, personal, career, psycho-social etc.) The Department of Commerce and Management has a Career Guidance and Placement Cell. It makes adequate and required arrangement for the guidance of the students both at the time of admission to the college and at the end of their studies. They are counseled regarding the choice of subjects when they have an option in the courses. Their doubts are attentively listened and clarified upto their satisfaction. The students who need psychological or social counseling are also listened to very carefully. The women faculty take care of the academic and personal counselling of girl students. Women Empowerment Cell organizes interactive sessions periodically by inviting eminent persons from all walks of life. The following services are available. Academic Counseling  Mentor system enables academic counseling. Both slow learners and advanced learners are motivated to achieve their goals.  The students are given an orientation on career-oriented and value-added courses to choose the course of their aptitude.  Eminent persons are invited to give a broad view of the branches in each subject. Career Counseling The career counseling cell has an annual agenda of activities. Students are divided into groups and trained in the following aspects needed for campus recruitment and placement:     

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such. There are some concrete cases where-in students dropped out unable to rise to the occasion. Some students make a wrong choice in the selection of their course of study for want of awareness about their aptitude. It is a turning point. If they don‟t switch over to the correct choice, their entire career is ruined. Hence, they need immediate counseling. They are, at times, too immature to handle the problems. The college provides them personal counseling. They can share their problems with the lecturers. The candidates, at times, come face to face with certain social issues or problems which tend to bring some inferiority complex in them. The lecturers make it sure that no such deterioration happens with the psycho-social understanding of the students. They are counseled to become better citizens and advised to stand tall for the social cause. This was done along with our teaching within and outside the classrooms. It is done in tutorials also. But in practice, we did not have separate cells as such. 5.1.9 Does the institution have a structured mechanism for career guidance and placement of its students? If „yes‟, detail on the services provided to help students identify job opportunities and prepare themselves for interview and the percentage of students selected during campus interviews by different employers (list the employers and the programmes). Career Guidance and Placement Cell was constituted for guidance and counseling of the students throughout the year.  The cell monitors the progress of the students every week by conducting interactive sessions on career opportunities, institutions of higher learning and soft skills.  The Cell documents reading material in respect of all competitive examinations. Job websites are provided with internet facility. The students are informed regarding the vacancies offered by govt. and other agencies.  The notice of the advertisement is put up on the notice board.  The students are informed regarding the last date and other important information regarding the vacancies.  The college organizes sessions of group discussions and mock interviews for the candidates who have succeeded in the written test.  The drilling exercise takes place till the candidate is totally confident regarding his performance for the final interview.  The students of the institution are sent to off-campus interviews. 5.1.10 Does the institution have a student grievance redressal cell? If yes, list (if any) the grievances reported and redressed during the last four years. The institution has the Grievance Redressal Cell located in Department of History. V.S.M. College

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 It actively interacts with the students to help them and sort out their grievances.  The Cell meets the students on the last Saturday of every month during 03.00 p.m. to 04.00 p.m.  Complaints are dropped in complaints & suggestion box by students and parents, besides oral complaints are also encouraged.  The complaints are scrutinized by the Grievance Redressal Cell. If the grievance is of serious magnitude, the committee acts in consultation with the management to solve the problem.  Student Charter of Government of Andhra Pradesh is exhibited and implemented in letter and spirit. The following are the grievances redressed during last four years  Students coming from rural background felt difficulty in understanding the teaching in English medium. Hence teachers are given instructions to follow bilingual streams. To fulfill the aspirations of such students grammar and spoken English classes are introduced, special lectures are arranged in the form of enrichment courses.  The College Management provided safe drinking water by installing Mineral Water Plant with an expenditure of Rs. 1,25,000/- and new bore wells are provided in the campus.  Internet centers are available in the college campus and as well as in library.  Better and hygienic canteen facility is provided.  Trash bins were placed in required places in campus.  Payment of tution fee in instalment basis for economically backward students.  Increase in Library hours at the exam time.  To avoid inconvenience during practical classes with frequent power cut, the Institution provided generators. 5.1.11 What are the institutional provisions for resolving issues pertaining to sexual harassment? The college has a “Women Empowerment Cell” located in Hindi Department. The senior most woman lecturer is in-charge of the cell. No case of sexual harassment has been reported till date. 5.1.12 Is there an anti-ragging committee? How many instances (if any) have been reported during the last four years and what action has been taken on these? Yes.  The anti-ragging committee was constituted with 24 members. The committee consists of the Governing Body Member, Principal, Faculty and students.  Ragging is strictly prohibited in the college as well as in the hostel. Head of the Institution and all the Heads of Departments, Faculty members, assigned V.S.M. College

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to check the students, make frequent visits and maintain a diary of his/her interaction with the freshers. Extracts from Andhra Pradesh Act XXVI of 1997 – Prohibiting Ragging in Educational Institutions is published in student‟s Hand book. This Hand book is issued to each and every student in the college. Prohibition of ragging flex boards are displayed in the prominent places of the college. Till date, no incident of ragging of any kind has been reported in the college. It is glad that VSMC is completely a ragging free institution from its establishment.

5.1.13 Enumerate the welfare schemes made available for students by the institution. Welfare schemes for students are:  Student Welfare Cell is located in Commerce Department to look into all kinds of problems of the students, and gives solutions.  Medical and health checkup is an annual feature. A health center, in the institution, takes care of the basic health problems of the students.  The teaching staff, in coordination with the placement officer, provides help to the students in taking up self-employment.  Remedial coaching for slow learners.  Endowment prizes are awarded for meritorious students.  Students of outstanding performance in any field will be awarded prizes.  Hostel facility is available for both women and men.  Indoor / outdoor games facilities are available for the students.  In collaboration with the local National Banks, the institution assists all the students in opening an account with a zero balance.  The college has a canteen committee which keeps an eye on the working of the canteen. The college canteen provides wholesome food to the students at subsidized rates.  Grievance Redressal Cell actively interacts with the students to help them and sort-out their grievances.  Women Empowerment Cell sensitizes the students to develop a healthy relationship with the opposite gender.  The college is providing safe drinking water by establishing the RO water plant in the premises of the college.  In order to maintain and improve the health and physical fitness, the college is providing multi-Gymnasium facilities.  The college has a well-built compound wall and round the clock security to keep a watch on safety and security of students and assets of the College. V.S.M. College

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Under the watchful eyes of Physical Directors of the College, the students behave themselves and maintain discipline within the campus.  Special diet, uniform and equipment is provided to Sports persons.  The institution has a long tradition of creating opportunities for the students to „earn while they learn‟. At present we have students working as helpers during their free periods in the office as well as the Library. This gives them a chance to get training and also the satisfaction of being financially self-sufficient even as students. 5.1.14 Does the institution have a registered Alumni Association? If „yes‟, what are its activities and major contributions for institutional, academic and infrastructure development? The college has constituted an Alumni Association and Dr. D. Jeevana Sri, Reader in Sanskrit who is an alumnus of this college, is in-charge of the association. The association is active since last few years. They have donated some valuable books to College library. The association rests on the rich history of the student‟s success and glory. The alumni participate through feedback on competencies gained during their student life and provide information to improve curricular aspects. The alumni plays a pivotal role in placement of the outgoing students. The successful alumni are invited to motivate the present students. Alumni Association awards prizes to students who secured highest marks in the university examinations. The alumni has been expanding and strengthening itself with new enrolments.

5.2

Student Progression

5.2.1

Providing the percentage of students progressing to higher education or employment (for the last four batches) highlight the trends observed. Student progression for last four batches is listed below. Student Progression UG to PG PG to M.Phil. PG to Ph.D. Employed  Campus Selection  Other than Campus Recruitment

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Per cent 2008-2009 42 05 02

Per cent 2009-2010 43 07 02

Per cent 2010-2011 48 08 04

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5.2.2 Provide details of the programme wise pass percentage and completion rate for the last four years (course wise/batch wise as stipulated by the university)? Furnish programme-wise details in comparison with that of the previous performance of the same institution and that of the Colleges of the affiliating university within the city/district. Details for the programme wise pass percentage for last four years are given below. Completion Rate (in per cent) Course

2008-2009

2009-2010 2010-2011

2011-2012

M.B.A

97

98

97

92

M.Com.

100

94

83

89

M.C.A

78 50

83 55

95 58

85 64

54

56

52

67

90 79

95 81

100 --

80 --

M.Sc. Zoology

75

94

94

98

B.A.(HEP)

81

59

66

50

B.Sc. (MPC)

57

42

54

52

B.Sc. (MPCS)

45

47

46

45

B.Sc. (CBZ)

53

42

46

49

M.Sc. Organic Chemistry M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry M.Sc. Botany M.Sc. Micro Biology

B.Com. 71 73 82 72 Obviously, it is observed that the pass percentage of the college reflects the University average pass percentage. 5.2.3 How does the institution facilitate student progression to higher level of education and/or towards employment?  The faculty gives guidance and necessary study material to the students who are interested to appear for higher education like AUCET, ICET, EDCET, LAWCET, GATE etc.  The Institution from time to time makes arrangement of various guest lectures for personality development and for the student progression to higher level of education/employment.  Career oriented certificate courses are conducting to enrich the employment skills of the students.  Career Guidance and Placement Cell regularly maintains the placement of its outgoing students. The Cell regularly invites outside agencies for campus V.S.M. College

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recruitment. Students are provided with necessary expertise so as to enable them to get placement once they complete their studies.  The HR programmes have been conducting pre-placement training for all the final year UG/PG students, to enable them face interviews successfully. 5.2.4 Enumerate the special support provided to students who are at risk of failure and drop-out? The failed students will be given remedial coaching. The study material for important topics is given to the failed and academically backward students. All efforts are made during academic and personal counseling sessions and the disadvantages of dropouts and loss of an academic year are discussed. In case there are any dropouts at the end of the third year at UG level and second year at PG level, the students are given special coaching so that they complete their Degree/Post Graduate Course. Generally there are very less dropouts. The reason for dropouts is marriage of girl students. The Student Welfare Cell has been constituted in the college to look into the problems of the students in order to minimize the number of dropouts.

5.3

Student Participation and Activities

5.3.1 List the range of sports, games, cultural and other extracurricular activities available to students. Provide details of participation and program calendar. College has excellent facilities for sports, games, cultural and extracurricular activities Sl. No 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10 11. 12. 13. 14. V.S.M. College

Event Athletics Badminton(out door) Ball Badminton Basket Ball Cricket Football Kabaddi Kho –Kho Volley Ball Table Tennis Carom boards Chess boards Soft ball Hand ball

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The girl students of the institution are motivated to participate in Intramurals, Intra-institutional and Inter-university sports competitions and they will be given financial support to participate in various events. The college provides various cultural and extra-curricular activities like folk dances, Classical singing, Group singing, Theatrical items, Traditional heritage items, Fine arts items, Quiz, Literary items. All the sports tournaments, cultural and extra-curricular activities are scheduled in the College Calendar. Sports competitions are held in September-February every year. Training for Cultural activities are started from August every year. Students are trained for participation in various competitions at inter-university level. 5.3.2 Furnish the details of major student achievements in co-curricular, extracurricular and cultural activities at different levels: University / State / Zonal / National / International, etc. for the previous four years. Academic Year: 2008-09 Performance in Sports activities 1. Kum. Korada Jhansi of III B.Sc. (CBM), Roll No.4505 was the games committee member for 3 years from 2006 to 2009. Her performance in sports activities in 2008-09 is as follows.  Participated at inter-university meet on behalf of Andhra University in women Basket ball.  Acted as captain in 2008-09 for Andhra University.  Participated at senior women meet representing Andhra Pradesh in women basket ball meet held at Surath.  Also participated at women‟s national festival meet held at Bhubaneswar.  Secured Silver medal in 1500 m run, bronze medal in 4x100 m relay in Andhra University athletic meet.  Participated at south zone national meet held at Bangalore.  Selected for National Women Coaching Camp held at Hyderabad from Andhra Pradesh. 2. 2008-09 Andhra University inter-collegiate central zone meet held at Srikakulam in which our college secured 3 shields.  Ball Badminton – Second place  Badminton (Shuttle) – Fourth place  Table Tennis – Fourth place 3. G. Trimurthulu of II B.Sc. (MPC), Roll No.1345, secured bronze medal in 5 Km run in Andhra University meet. V.S.M. College

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 Secured fourth place in 20 Km. run in Andhra University.  Secured ninth place in cross-country-run in Andhra Pradesh open meet. 4. 4 x 100 m relay women team secured bronze medal in Andhra University athletic meet. Student achievements and awards  Abbireddy Veerababu was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 1200/- for securing the highest marks in B.Sc. public examinations.  Five III B.Sc. students were given books worth of Rs. 2130/- for getting the highest marks in B.Sc., second year public examinations. Three II B.Sc., students were given books worth of Rs. 1680/- for securing the highest marks in I B.Sc., public examinations. Academic Year: 2009-10 Performance in Sports activities 1. Andhra University inter-collegiate University tournament for women 2009-10 was held at S.V.V.P.V.M.C, Mahila Vidyapeeth, Visakhapatnam from 08-01-2010 to 11-01-2010. V.S.M. College secured 3 shields.  Ball Badminton – First place (Winners).  Table – Tennis – Second place (Runners).  Badminton (Shuttle) – Fourth place. 2. Andhra University „C‟ zone inter-collegiate tournament was held at Government College (A), Rajahmundry from 25-11-2009 to 27-11-2009. Our College secured the second place (Runners) in Table Tennis. 3. G.Trimurthulu of III B.Sc. (MPC), Roll No.1345, secured a gold medal in 5 Km run and a silver medal in 10 Km run in Andhra University athletic meet held in Government College(A), Rajahmundry during December 1st – 3rd, 2009. 4. M. Sudhakar, II B.Com, Roll No.4433, was selected and represented in Andhra University Hand Ball (Men) Team. The team participated in the South India Zone Inter-University Hand Ball (Men) Tournament organized by Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur from 19-01-2010 to 21-01-2010. 5. Mastani Begum of II B.Com, Roll No.2311, was selected and represented V.S.M. College in Andhra University Table-Tennis (Women) Team. The team participated in the South India Zone Inter-University Table – Tennis (Women) tournament organized by Dr. N.T.R. University of Health Sciences Vijayawada from 22-01-2010 to 24-01-2010. Student achievements and awards:  B.V. Durga Rao was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 600/- for securing the highest marks in III B.Sc.(MPC) public examinations.

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 Two III B.Sc. students were given books worth of Rs. 675/- for getting the highest marks in B.Sc. second year public examinations.  Two II B.Sc. students were given books worth of Rs. 1105/- for securing the highest marks in I B.Sc. public examinations.  D. Veerraju of III B.Sc.(MPC) was given a cash prize of Rs.1000/- for securing the highest marks in Mathematics and Physics in B.Sc. second year public examinations.  G. Durga Prasad, III B.Sc. (MPC) was given a cash prize of Rs.500/- for securing the highest marks in Chemistry in B.Sc. second year public examinations.  D. Nagendra Kumar was awarded a cash prize of Rs.1000/- sponsored by Sri. G.V.Rao, Correspondent Modern Degree College, Ramachandrapuram for securing the highest marks in B.Sc. (MPC) public examinations 2008-09.  Naval NCC women cadet, Mastani Begum of II B.Com. was selected and attended All India Republic Day Sailing Competitions for which only 3 women cadets were selected from Andhra Pradesh. These competitions were held in the month of December 2009 at INS Chilka, Orissa. The team got 3rd position at national level. The Naval NCC Cadets, B. Anjaneyulu of II B.Sc. (MPCS) and S. Durga Prasad of II B.Com. were selected and attended All India Nav Sainik Camp, where competitions in different events like firing, boat pulling, boat sailing, semaphore were conducted at all India level, INS Circars, Naval Base, Visakhapatnam. Cadets were members in boat pulling team and won 2nd position at all India level and won 1st position in semaphore event. Naval NCC cadet K. Sai Krishna of III B.Sc. (MPCS) got merit scholarship in NCC Rs.12,000/- sponsored by Sahara India during the month of February 2010.  Army NCC cadet P.Veeresh of II B.Sc. (MPCS) was selected for Republic Day Parade at New Delhi held on 26th January 2010. Another Army NCC cadet N. Nageswara Rao Chowdary of II B.Sc. (MPCS) was selected for State level Republic Day Camp held at Secunderabad on 26th January 2010.  NCC cadets have participated in the following social service activities: Pulse polio programme, Aids Awareness campaign, Anti Leprosy Rally, Anti cancer Campaign, Blood Donation Camps, Tree Plantation, Adult Education Programme, collection of donations for Kurnool Flood Relief.  B. Nagendra Babu of II BA student, NSS volunteer, was selected and participated in the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi on 26th January, 2010. Academic Year: 2010-11 Performance in sports activities  Lawn Tennis Team (Men) secured 3rd place in Andhra University InterCollegiate cum University selections held at Andhra University from 14th to 16th October, 2010. V.S.M. College

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 V.S.M. College girls secured two shields in Table Tennis and Basket Ball in Andhra University Inter-Collegiate for Women Tournament organized by S.V.D. Government College for Women, Nidadavolu from 5th to 7th January, 2011. They secured 3rd place and 4th place in Table Tennis and Basket Ball respectively.  Sheik Leherunnisa Begum of I B.Com. R. No.1502, represented Andhra Pradesh in Women Basket Ball in XXXVI National Sports Festival for Women Group-I organized by Rajnandgoan (Chattisgarh) from December 6th to 9th, 2010.  Sayyad Masthani Begum, III B.Com. R.No.2311, and Mohammad Fathima, II B.Com. R.No.3410, participated in A.P. State level Tournament in Table Tennis (Women) held at Karimnagar in November 2010 and Secured 2nd place in the Tournament.  B. Aditya, I B.Com. R.No.1507 participated in 13th South Zone National ToeKevon-Do Tournament held at Salam (Tamil Nadu) from 28th & 29th August, 2010 and secured gold medal in 52 kg Black Belt Sparing Division.  Mr. G. Subramanyam, I MBA, R.No.80, secured gold medal in Toe-Kevon-Do in 71-75 kg weight category in East Godavari District meet held at Ramachandrapuram on 6th February, 2011. Student achievements and awards  Two III B.Sc. students were given books worth of Rs.1230/- for securing the highest marks in Chemistry in B.Sc. second year public examinations.  Three II B.Sc. students were given books worth of Rs.1225/- for securing the highest marks in Chemistry in B.Sc. first year public examinations.  V. Arun Kumar, II B.Sc. (MPC), Chandra Sekhar, II B.Sc. (MPCS) and Manikyamba, II BSc (CBZ) were given a cash prize of Rs.500/- each for securing highest marks in Group subjects in public examinations March 2010. The prize was sponsored by Sri P. Chittibabu, Former Lecturer in Chemistry, V.S.M. College, Ramachandrapuram.  D. Veerraju, III B.Sc. (MPC), R. No.1329, was given a cash prize of Rs.1000/for securing highest marks in public examinations March 2010. He also received a cash reward of Rs.1000/- for securing the highest marks in Chemistry. These two prizes were sponsored by Sri G.V. Rao, Correspondent, Modern Degree College, Ramachandrapuram and Late Sri S. Umamaheswara Rao, former Lecturer in Chemistry, V.S.M. College, Ramachandrapuram respectively.  Naval NCC Cadet, D. Ram Manohar of I B.Sc. (MPCS) attended the Republic Day parade on 26-01-2011 in New Delhi.  Naval NCC Cadet, S. Ramesh, II B.Sc. (MPC), also attended the Republic Day parade on 26-01-2011 in New Delhi. V.S.M. College

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 Army NCC Cadet, I. Govinda Rajulu, II B.A. attended the Republic Day parade on 26-01-2011 in Secunderabad.  Five Army cadets attended Tracking Expedition in Kerala state.  T.S. Manohar, Army cadet, participated in All India National Integration Camp at West Bengal.  The Naval NCC Cadets, PVMD Prakash, II BSc (MPC), V. Lavanya, I B.Com. were selected and attended All India Nau Sainik Camp, where competitions in different events like firing, boat pulling, boat sailing, semaphore were conducted at all India level, INS Circars, Naval Base, Visakhapatnam.  NCC cadets participated in the following social service activities: Pulse polio programme, AIDS Awareness Rally, Anti-leprosy Rally, Anticancer Campaign, Blood Donation Camps, Tree Plantation, Adult Education Programme etc.  K. Murali Krishna of III B.Com, R.No.4426, NSS volunteer, was selected and participated in the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi on 26th January, 2011. Academic Year: 2011-12 Performance in Sports activities  Men Lawn Tennis Team secured 3rd place in Andhra University InterCollegiate Tournament held at SRK Engineering College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari district, organized during 1st to 3rd October, 2011.  Hand Ball (Men) Team secured 2nd place in Andhra University, InterCollegiate cum University selections Tournament held at Dr. L.B. College, Visakhapatnam, during 12th to 15th November, 2011.  Men Table Tennis Team secured 1st place in Andhra University C-Zone InterCollegiate Tournament during 11th to 13th January, 2012 held at S.K.V.T. College, Rajahmundry.  Basket Ball Team (Men) secured 2nd place in Andhra University C-Zone InterCollegiate Tournament held at SKVT College, Rajahmundry, organized during 13th to 15th January, 2012.  G. Subramanyam, Final MBA, R.No.80 secured Gold Medal in South Zone Championships – 2011 held at Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu state on 30th & 31st July, 2011.  Vanum Lavanya, II B.Com, R.No.1577, secured Gold Medal in Third South India Quick Boxing Champion for the year 2011 held at Chennai.  The following sports persons secured medals in National Meet held at Vijayawada from 2nd to 4th December, 2011.  N. Bheema Sankaram First MBA secured Gold Medal in 80 Kg Division.  K. Kiran Kumar, First MBA, secured Silver Medal in 80 Kg Division.  B. Aditya, II B.Com, R.No.1507, secured Silver Medal in 52 Kg Division.

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 K. Veerreddy, I B.Sc. (MPC) R.No.2118, secured Bronze Medal in 64-70 Kg Division. Student achievements and awards  Three III B.Sc. students were given books worth of Rs.1645/- for securing the highest marks in Chemistry in B.Sc. second year public examinations.  Three II B.Sc. students were given books worth of Rs.1595/- for securing the highest marks in Chemistry in B.Sc. first year public examinations. These prizes were sponsored by Smt. N. Baby Nirmala, Lecturer in Chemistry in honor of Prof. V. Anjaneyulu, Department of Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.  Naval NCC Cadet, V. Lavanya, II B.Com attended the Republic Day Parade, New Delhi on January 26, 2012. She also attended Nav Shainik Camp, INS Circars, Visakhapatnam in September, 2011.  Naval NCC Cadet, S. Rama Prasad, II BA, attended Sea Training Camp in Lakshadweep in April 2012.  Naval NCC Cadet, D. Ram Manohar of III B.Sc. (MPCS) attended the Youth Exchange Programme an International Camp at Bangladesh in November 2011.  Army NCC Cadet, L. Govinda Rajulu, III B.A., attended the Republic Day parade on 26-01-2011 in New Delhi.  Two Army cadets attended special NIC Camp at Kakinada.  Five Army NCC Cadets attended NIC Camp at Ghaziabad. Academic year: 2012-13 Performance in Sports Activities  Mr. K. Siva Rama Prasad, II M.B.A got 3rd place in Boxing in 63.5kg in Andhra University Boxing Team selections cum Inter-collegiate meet held at Vishakapatnam from 4th to 6th October, 2012, he secured medal and certificate.  Mr. K. Kiran Kumar, II M.B.A in 80kg category got 3rd place in Andhra University Boxing Team selections cum Inter-collegiate meet held at Visakhapatnam from 4th to 6th October, 2012, he secured medal and certificate.  15th South Indian Tackwon-Do championship competitions held at Kruthiventi Perrajupanthulu indoor stadium in which Andhra Pradesh got second place in which the following our college students are members. (i) Mr. B.Aditya, III B.Com(T.M), Roll No: 1507, Black Belt- below 54Kg category, he got gold medal (above 18years age). (ii) Mr. K. Siva Rama Prasad, II M.B.A, Black Belt, in 54-63 Kg category got Bronze Medal (above 18years age) (iii)Mr. K. Kiran Kumar, II M.B.A, Black Belt in 80-89 Kg category got Bronze Medal (above 18years age)

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(iv) G. Suresh I B.Sc. Green Belt in 54-63 Kg category, he got Bronze Medal (above 18 years age) Mr. K. Anil Kumar I B.A, Roll No:1629, secured 3rd place in E.G.Dt athletic Meet held at Kakinada from 27th September 2012, in 1000 meters run and he secured Medal and Certificate. Mr. G. Ganesh, II B.Com. in Basket Ball in (19years) youth category he selected for National Camp and later he went to Physical education teacher training. Kum. Sheik Laherunnisha Begum, III B.Com, (T.M), Roll No: 1502, represented E.G.Dt in women festive meet held at Karimnagar from 1st to 4th November, 2012 in Basket Ball(ii) also O-Team member of E.G.Dt Basket Ball senior women team participated in Andhra Pradesh meet held at Hyderabad from 18th to 21st October, 2012 (at BHEL). Munna Veeranjaneyulu, III B.Com.(T.M) Roll No:1569, represented E.G.Dt in Andhra Pradesh senior Hand Ball meet for the year 2012-13. Also our college Basket Ball & Table Tennis- Men Tennis qualified for Interzonal meet of Andhra University for the academic year 2012-13.

Student achievements and awards  Four III B.Sc. students were given books work of Rs. 1750/- for securing the highest marks in Chemistry in B.Sc. Second year public examinations. Three II B.Sc. students were given books worth of Rs. 2025/- for securing the highest marks in Chemistry in B.Sc. First year public examinations. These prizes were sponsored by Smt. N. Baby Nirmala, Lecturer in Chemistry in the honour of Prof. V. Anjaneyulu, Department of Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.  Three III B.Sc.(MPC) students were given cash prizes worth of Rs, 500/- each for securing the highest marks in II B.Sc. public examinations. This prize was sponsored for Sri P. Chitti Babu, former Lecturer in Chemistry , VSM College, Ramachandrapuram.  The Department of Physics awarded cash prize of Rs. 5328/- to the four students at the rate of Rs. 1332/- to each student for securing the highest marks in B.A., B.Com. and B.Sc. public examinations.  Three students were given cash prize of Rs. 2236/- by Hindi Department for securing the highest marks in Hindi in First and Second year public examinations. This prize was sponsored by Dr. Seshamamba, former lecturer in Hindi, VSM College, Ramachandrapuram.  Two Army NCC cadets SUO M. Venkata Rao, II B.Com. and JUO R.V.V. Satya Prasad II B.Com. (Voc) attended the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi on 26th January, 2013.

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5.3.3 How does the college seek and use data and feedback from its graduates and employers, to improve the performance and quality of the institutional provisions? Feedback on support services:  The Institution collects feedback from the students through restructured appraisal form.  Feedback forms collected from the students are duly scrutinized and necessary remedial measures are taken by the Principal in consultation with college management.  This good practice is followed in the institution to strengthen the commendable services rendered by the support system in our campus.  It is also used to rectify the drawbacks, if any, in the support services and for further improvement. Feedback from graduates and employers: The placement cell prepares feedback forms to collect the feedback from the graduates as well as employers.  The suggestions and recommendations received from them are considered and implemented in due course.  Feedback from the employers, detailing the job requirements, help us to include the relevant areas in the syllabus. The suggestions and guidance from the authorities of the management and members of the executive body are used and implemented for the improvement in administrative and academic work along with infrastructure facilities. The IQAC endeavours to enhance the performance of the institutions by making the plan and policy on the basis of the feedback received from the graduates and the employers. 5.3.4 How does the college involve and encourage students to publish materials like catalogues, wall magazines, college magazine, and other material? List the publications/ materials brought out by the students during the previous four academic sessions. The college encourages its students to publish materials in college magazine. The students are motivated to express their talent through articles, paintings, graffiti. The magazine contains different sections Editorial, Telugu Section, English Section, Hindi Section and Sanskrit Section, photographs of outstanding students in sports and games, cultural activities, different functions, retired lecturers and Ph.D., M.Phil. awarded lecturers etc. Their creativity is given a free flight. The college magazine provides a platform to express themselves. The Editorial Board, in the beginning of the session, meets and decides the layout plan for the printing of the latest edition of the college magazine. The

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applications for the student members are invited. Teachers motivate the students to bring out the creative genius in them. 5.3.5 Does the college have a Student Council or any similar body? Give details on its selection, constitution, activities and funding. The State Government put a ban on the students elections to curb the involvement of outsiders. Therefore, as of now there is no Student Council in the college but students are made members of various committees of the college. Students are nominated as representatives from all classes by the principal. The student representatives are selected on the basis of their merit and outstanding performance of the preceding year. Their suggestions are valued and measures are taken to implement. 5.3.6 Give details of various academic and administrative bodies that have student representatives on them. Students have representatives in bodies such as  Students Quality Circles  Sports & Games Committee  College Magazine Committee  Library Advisory Committee  Internal Quality Assurance Cell.  Anti-ragging Committee  Students welfare Committee  Eco-club  Auditorium Committee  Audio-Visual Committee 5.3.7 How does the institution network and collaborate with the Alumni and former faculty of the Institution. The college alumni committee keeps on meeting twice or thrice a year. The committee is always in touch with the members of the alumni club. The alumni get together have provided a platform for interaction with other students in a cordial friendly atmosphere. Networking with former faculty members is through e-mails, cell phones, and occasional invitations to college functions.

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6.1.1 State the vision and mission of the Institution and enumerate on how the mission statement defines the institution‟s distinctive characteristics in terms of addressing the needs of the society, the students it seeks to serve, institution‟s traditions and value orientations, vision for the future, etc.? Vision: V.S.M. College, Ramachandrapuram is a premier educational Institution. In this prestigious college everyone is dedicated to the motto “VIDYA VIJAYATETARAM‟‟. It enshrines the truth that education triumphs over everything else. The Aristocracy of wealth, social position, power, birth and such advantages take a secondary place while education possesses a unique value. We strive to reach the star of perfection through creative and emphatic involvement to transform society through education. Mission:  To impart holistic education to all students without discrimination especially the less privileged in moulding character to emerge as self-reliant, enlightened, empowered “Changing agents” of the society.  To produce knowledge, responsible, skilled, cultured, confident and competent future citizens of India with a desire to develop its progress and welfare. These students coming out of the portals of the institution shall have the abilities of learning to do, learning to live and learning to be responsible citizens. Founder of our college Sri Vundavilli Satyanarayana Murthy (VSM) believes in the statement ”Today‟s organized class room is tomorrow‟s healthy society”. Keeping the future needs of society in view, the Institution plans the academic programme that focuses on Economic, Scientific, Technological and Social development of the Nation. The institution also believes that an educated citizen is vital to a true democratic society. Distinctive Characteristics of the Mission:  Focus on learning the concepts rather than mugging up and passing the examinations.  Encouraging creative and independent thinking.  Perfect infrastructure and well trained faculty.  Education- within the reach of the poor and the middle class.  Teaching of ethics and human values.  Encouraging research activities to meet tomorrow‟s challenges of science and technology.  Need based education--Equipping the students properly to suit the needs of society. V.S.M. College

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Traditions and Values of the Institution:  Imparting education to all sections of the society without the discrimination of caste, creed and economic status.  Academic excellence and Integrity.  Interaction of teaching, research and service.  Individual and collective excellence.  Encouraging personality development and making the students take part in social welfare activities through N.C.C and N.S.S 6.1.2 What is the role of Top Management, Principal and Faculty in design and implementation of its quality policy and plans? Top Management‟s role:  The quality policy is design by the management with an aim to provide education to the aspirins so that they gain employment or become selfemployed or entrepreneurs and professionals.  The top management provides for sufficient freedom, autonomy and empowerment to the staff members to generate ideas for quality enhancement. The Management (working committee) collects feedback about the same and discuss with the Governing Body for effective implementation of good practices.  The Governing Body puts forth the ideas gathered by the working committee in the meeting called along with University nominee.  The members of the governing body are asked to give suggestions and through light upon the feasibility of implementing the quality ideas and give feed back to the governing body in stipulated time frame.  The best possible outputs are planned and recommended for further action through the principal, who in due consultation with the IQAC and heads of the department will take up the execution of the plan. Principal‟s role:  The principal plans the requirement of man power, financial and other resources for the implementation of quality plans and same is proposed to the management for approval.  After obtaining approval the plan is now put forth in the meeting of the heads of the departments along with the IQAC representatives wherein the objectives are stated, the values of implementation is reinforce and tasks are assigned to the staff members for execution of the plan.  The assigned staff are given deadlines and sought after with strict compliance about the status and completion of the tasks. Faculty role:  The assigned faculty brainstorm among themselves about the way of implementation, share the sub tasks and swing into action. V.S.M. College

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 If any clarifications are needed by them they will revert back to their HOD‟s or the Head of the Institution.  If no such clarification is sought after it is assumed that tasks are in progress and the outcome is expected before the deadline. 6.1.3 What is the involvement of the leadership in ensuring: 1) The policy statements and action plans for fulfillment of the stated mission The involvement of the leadership at different levels for the fulfillment of the above stated mission is ensured at the top management level i.e., at the level of the chairman and the principal. It is done in a very friendly atmosphere without any inhibitions in order to achieve the objectives of the total vision and mission with ease and without any coercion and friction at any level. 2) Formulation of action plans for all operations and incorporation of the same into the institutional strategic plan  The involvement of leadership is at the level of the principal and is ensured by a formulation of action plans for all operations and incorporates the same into the institutional strategic plan.  The head of the institution conducts meeting of the staff council once in a month where the responsibilities of each department are communicated and after discussion the same are carried out by the faculty.  The heads of all departments conduct departmental meeting at regular intervals and formulate a clear-cut programme so that the responsibilities assigned are finally made operational. Operational planning at the departmental level is fully decentralized with assigning tasks to the faculty. 3) Interaction with stakeholders Involvement of leadership is ensured at the level of Departmental Heads and the faculty members with their interaction with the students who are the stakeholders by teaching and learning.  Annual parent-teachers meet strengthens the bond of parents with the institution.  Annual alumni meet facilitates the hold of the alumni for their contribution to the development of the college.  Statutory bodies such as Governing body and Academic Council, experts from various fields are nominated as members and they contribute towards the development of the institution. 4) Proper support for policy and planning through need analysis, research inputs and consultations with the stakeholders The institution makes every effort to interact with various stakeholders viz. students, parents, alumni and industrial entrepreneurs. Sometimes the stakeholders encounter with certain unforeseen practical difficulties for want of V.S.M. College

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proper knowledge and skill on their part or for want of infrastructure. At this juncture, involvement of leadership is ensured by the faculty through their need analysis. The leadership ensures providing research guides to the stakeholders to carry the research work because the institution is having over 11 Ph.D. and 23 M.Phil. holders to cater the needs of stakeholders. 5) Reinforcing the culture of excellence The internalization of IQAC and benchmark drawn for each committee and continuous improvement in this direction reinforces the culture of excellence.  The students are oriented to aim high and achieve their goals and taught that excellence should be their motto in their respective fields.  The institution has built-in mechanisms for striving towards excellence in all aspects of higher education.  SWOC analysis is undertaken in every department and the findings are reported at the Academic audit.  It is ensured that already some amount of excellence is achieved in the academics like achieving 100% results in the PG Botany and in the Management studies for a couple of years and qualifying in the NET, SLET etc. In the field of games, sports and athletics, the students bagged number of awards at inter-collegiate and inter-university level.  Our NSS volunteers and NCC cadets by their exemplary services selected for national and international level camps. 6) Champion organizational change The leadership of the institution is not involved in championing any organizational change at any level as it is governed by the affiliating university and rules of the state government. Regarding its policy about fees structure we follow the rules of state government. Keeping the welfare of students from weaker sections the management responds liberally in providing fee concessions while safeguarding its own financial interests. 6.1.4 What are the procedures adopted by the institution to monitor and evaluate policies and plans of the institution for effective implementation and improvement from time to time? For effective implementation and improvement, the institution adopts several procedures to monitor and evaluate its policies and plans. They change from time to time as per the requirements and other factors. In the very beginning of the academic year, the IQAC conducts a self-mapping exercise for the staff of the college.  A practical and effective plan is drawn to expose the strengths and challenges of the personnel which gives insight to the management about the distribution of responsibilities among them.

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 Various committees with respective conveners are appointed by the principal with the consent of the governing body. He further nominates the members of the committees in consultation with the respective conveners based on the proposed plan.  As per the guidelines the committees prepare action plans and submit the same to the principal for approval. In a way, all the members of the faculty are involved in this process as members of some committee or other depending on their potential.  The office staff is given a job chart along with their respective roles and responsibilities. In order to monitor the performance of the teachers, the college collects feedback from the students.  Conveners carry out the activities and submit the reports of the work done to the principal at the end of the academic year. Finally all these activities are evaluated by the IQAC.  The Annual Quality Assurance Report is prepared by IQAC and the report is submitted to the NAAC Office, Bangalore. IQAC takes stock of the goals mooted and achieved every year and accounts for lapses if any. This yearly exercise gives us an opportunity to look at our functioning closely and to think of innovations / improvement wherever needed. 6.1.5 Give details of the academic leadership provided to the faculty by the top management?  The top management appoints to the institution a operative head designated as the Principal. There is an additional in-charge in the form of Director to look after the Post Graduate Programs.  On the office front, there is an Administrative Director, Academic Coordinator, Superintendent, an Accounts Officer, a Chief Librarian, a Physical Education Director and such others who operate systematically and cohesively to realize the target results.  Affiliating university nominates an eminent academician as a member of our college Governing body.  A Senior faculty member is nominated to represent our college lecturers in the Governing body.  Heads of the Departments are provided with the academic leadership by the management to ensure continual improvement in all departments.  In service training programmes, workshops are organized for the teaching and non-teaching staff in order to ensure effective output, and to establish leadership qualities.  Faculty members have been encouraged to be elected as a member of board of studies and then become leaders to contribute to revision of curriculum

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This apart, almost every faculty who has put in more than a couple of years of service in the organization is assigned with a Convenership of a committee to supervise and implement the identified action plans. 6.1.6 How does the college groom leadership at various levels? The college grooms leadership at all levels of administration, among teaching, non-teaching staff and the students. The management always encourages and supports the involvement of the staff in the improvement of the effectiveness and efficiency of the institutional process. The head of the institution involves the staff members in various activities related to the development of the college. The Principal nominates Committees for various activities to be done in the college. At the student level, each class has a student representative nominated by the principal based on his/her academic performance to monitor the class activities. At the non-teaching level, there is an office superintendent who directs and supervises the supporting staff. He is in-charge of the college office looking after the entire administrative work of the office helping the principal, staff and students. This ensures that each one knows their responsibilities to contribute the overall development of the institution. 6.1.7 How does the college delegate authority and provide operational autonomy to the departments / units of the institution and work towards decentralized governance system? An important and note worthy character of our institution is that it works towards a decentralized governance system. This decentralized functioning mechanism empowers and enables the faculty, HODs and the principal to take independent decisions. To ensure decentralization, the faculty is represented right from the Board of Management to the departmental committees. The management gives suggestion only. They are communicated to the teaching and non-teaching staff by the principal. Departments: - There are three disciplines -Arts, Science, and Commerce, with a total number of twenty one departments. Each department has a lecturer-incharge who shoulders the whole responsibility of the department. They have full operational autonomy and the principal coordinates all of them, intervening if there is a problem. Committees: - Various committees are constituted for the smooth functioning of the college administration. Some important committees are IQAC, Discipline Committee, Finance Committee, Admission Committee, Library Committee, Examination Committee, Research Committee, Purchase Committee, Cultural Committee, Sports and Games Committee etc. All of them work independently under the leadership of the principal. V.S.M. College

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6.1.8 Does the college promote a culture of participative management? If „yes‟, indicate the levels of participative management. The institution can proudly boast of a participative management. The management actively takes part in the working of the institution. The President and Correspondent holds the leading role in governance and management of the institution. He, along with the other members of the committee, keenly observes the day to day working of the college administration, governance, management and academic activities. He inspires the staff members in staff meeting and by personal interaction to give their best in their teaching assignments. He looks after the financial expenditure and manages the funds for different developmental activities taking place on the campus.

6.2. Strategy Development and Deployment 6.2.1 Does the Institution have a formally stated quality policy? How is it developed, driven, deployed and reviewed? Yes, the Institution has a quality policy. The quality policy of the institution is as follows:  Acting as a transformation centre, helping specially Economically weaker section students to realize their potential.  Creating awareness on various social issues to ensure students to be responsible citizens.  Providing adequate infra-structure to promote congenial learning environment.  Enhancing the competency of the faculty members to adopt innovative methods in teaching and learning process.  Ensuring continual improvement by effective implementation of quality management system.  Promoting research and overall development towards national progress. The Quality Policy has been developed in keeping in mind the following objectives:  Improvement in Academic performance.  Enhancing innovative methods in teaching-learning processes.  Promoting research and development programmes for the growth of Self and the Nation Ensuring continual improvement of Quality Management system.  Overall development of staff and students. The governing council of the college is committed and very supportive to ensure that quality education is imparted and excellence is achieved at all levels. The Quality policy of the Institution is displayed at prominent places in the institution, for driving every stakeholder towards achieving the objectives. The Principal motivates the Heads of the Department and Members of the teaching V.S.M. College

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faculty through regular meetings and discussions to give their best for the growth and development of the institution. The IQAC Committee actively interact with the different stakeholders and get valuable feedback to review on the existing policy and developmental plan and suggest measures. 6.2.2 Does the Institution have a perspective plan for development? If so, give the aspects considered for inclusion in the plan. All the program coordinators framed Perspective Plan for Development for their program for five year period and these are consolidated to prepare Perspective Plan for Development for the institution. The institution also developed annual quality assurance report. The aspects considered for the inclusion in the plan fall under the categories, curricular aspects, teaching and learning evaluation, research consultancy extension, infrastructure and learning resources, governance and leadership & innovative practices. The Perspective Plan for Development for the programme & institution and AQAR will be submitted during the visit.

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Describe the internal organizational structure and decision making processes. The key internal organizational structure of the college is as narrated below. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

General Body

Governing Body

Working Committee

President & Correspondent

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Community, Parents, Alumni, Academic Peers, Employers

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Lab Staff

Administrative Office

Superintendent

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Principal

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In this institution, faculty recruitment is taken up by the management at the level of Governing body which is the highest body to formulate important policies of the institution. This process increases high degree of participation of staff and students, promotes quality of work culture, brings in reforms in the pattern of examination and new courses and paves way for timely decisions which result in smooth functioning of the college. 6.2.4 Give a broad description of the quality improvement strategies of the institution for each of the following The institution has framed for itself various strategies keeping in view the quality changes required for the development of the college. 1) Teaching& Learning ICT enabled teaching learning, Interactive teaching learning, Programmes that enfold social, humanitarian and environmental dimensions leading to holistic development. 2) Research & Development The management also encourages the staff to apply for major and minor research projects. Staff members are also encouraged to pursue doctoral programmes to update their research quest. 3) Community engagement  The institution is conscious of its role in campus community connections and wellbeing of its neighbourhood and has initiated a number of community developmental activities.  The college NSS units adopted some neighboring villages namely Lolla, Chelluru, Rayavaram etc., to bring about viable and visible changes in the status of their education, health and economy which is one of our best practices.  By visiting old-age homes at regular intervals give moral and physical support to them helps the students to change their attitude towards society.  Eco club takes the responsibility of environmental education both in and outside the college.  The staff is advised to take up research projects on the problems faced by local community in the surrounding villages and submit a report to the Government agencies with suggestions to eradicate these problems. 4) Human resource management  Recruitment of staff on merit basis, staff enrichment programmes for teaching and non- teaching staff.  Performance appraisal by the staff, appraisal by the students of the staff.  Model teaching by the senior staff and micro-teaching by the junior staff.  Recruitment of the staff on consolidated payment in the government posts.  Assignment of Convenership in various committees is in rotation. V.S.M. College

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5) Industry interaction  The Science, Commerce and Management Departments have established links with industries for creating better teaching learning environment.  Faculty and students are given ample scope for study tour to the nearby industries for better exposure through close interaction.  Creating more linkages with reputed industries for in-service training and internship, campus selection and study projects to make our students job– worthy and strengthening efforts to move towards better placement. 6.2.5 How does the Head of the institution ensure that adequate information (from feedback and personal contacts etc.) is available for the top management and the stakeholders, to review the activities of the institution?  The Management invites the Principal in the capacity of ex-officio member to the meetings of Governing body and ascertain from him the functioning of the institution based on certain parameters like proper conduct of classes, handling of certificate courses and interdisciplinary programmes by all the faculty members, transaction of teaching–learning process to the best satisfaction of the students, the measures initiated by coordinators of various supporting systems like Women Empowerment Centre, Career Guidance and Placement Cell, National Service Scheme, National Cadet Corps, Women‟s Hostel, Grievance Redressal Cell etc.  Feedback of the students is also brought to the notice of the Management by the Principal at the meetings of the Governing body.  Management representatives and especially President and Correspondent regularly visit the institution and interacts with the faculty members individually and ascertains the steps that are being initiated for strengthening the academic ambience of the institution and initiates short term and long term measures as and when required.  The Management also conducts meetings with the Principal and staff once in three months and the measures to be initiated for further strengthening of the academic fabric of the institution. 6.2.6 How does the management encourage and support involvement of the staff in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the institutional processes? Each and every staff member of the institution is encouraged by the management for their personal and keen involvement in day to day activities of the institution. Right from gardener to the stakeholders are sue-motto involved and express their effective ideas for the improvement of the institution.  Participatory management and group dynamics is the hall mark of the administration of our institution.  Management is in constant touch with the head of the institution i.e. the Principal and whenever any financial help is required the same is provided V.S.M. College

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immediately. The management bears the expenditure of teaching staff whenever they attend National and International Seminars. Leave on duty is provided to the staff. Facilities like providing Internet, standard text books and reference books in library for those who wish to pursue research on full time or part-time basis is made available. The systems available in the institution are fully made use of by the faculty. Management provides financial assistance to the staff for preparation of academic packages to students and for preparation of reading material. Management provided two separate electronic classrooms so that ICT is fully operational as part of teaching – learning process. All the staff members are members of various academic and administrative bodies. They act in unison whenever any important activity is undertaken. In all important decisions, the opinion of the staff members is taken through the conduct of staff council and departmental meetings. The very fact that six P.G. Programmes are introduced in a rural area college is the outcome of the desire of the faculty and Management.

6.2.7 Enumerate the resolutions made by the Management Council during the last year and the status of implementation of such resolutions. The Management passed the following resolutions during the last year.  To extend hostel facility for boys  To arrange the bus facility for boys and girls  To provide training for four wheeler driving to students The resolved issues were implemented this year 6.2.8 Does the affiliating university make a provision for according the status of autonomy to an affiliated institution? If „yes‟, what are the efforts made by the institution in obtaining autonomy? The Andhra University to which our institution is affiliated has a provision for autonomy. The institution has not taken any measures for autonomy, so far. 6.2.9 How does the Institution ensure that grievances / complaints are promptly attended to and resolved effectively? Is there a mechanism to analyze the nature of grievances for promoting better stakeholder relationship? There is a well-defined grievance redressal mechanism and procedure for prompt and effective disposal of grievances/ complaints to ensure and promote and better relationship of the management with its stakeholders. The Grievance Redressal Cell was constituted with the President and Correspondent of the Institution Sri Merla Narayana Murthy, Principal Dr. T. Damodar Reddy, Administrative officer Sri Rayudu Ganga Rao and Dr. V. Sudarshan as Convener.  They meet on every third Saturday between 3 - 4 p.m. to discuss and clear off the issues. V.S.M. College

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 Depending on the gravity of the grievance/ problem they work in coordination with the conveners of the student, staff welfare committees.  They take the help of the Physical Director, the Librarian, NCC and NSS officers, if necessary to redress the grievances and to cater to their just needs.  Suggestion/Compliant boxes are arranged in major locations of the college. The suggestions are promptly attended to and feasible suggestions implemented. (Refer 5.1.10) 6.2.10 During the last four years, had there been any instances of court cases filed by and against the institution? Provide details on the issues and decisions of the courts on these? During the last four years there have been no instances of any court cases filed by or against the institution. 6.2.11 Does the Institution have a mechanism for analyzing student feedback on institutional performance? If „yes‟, what was the outcome and response of the institution to such an effort? Yes. The institution has a mechanism for analyzing student feedback on institutional performance. It is called student satisfactory index. The regular student feedback forms are used and suggestion box is kept for students, alumni and parents. An advisory committee consisting of senior teachers collects the exit level feedback from the graduates regarding learning processes. The PG departments have developed a format to obtain the feedback of its students, who are employed in various organizations though online feedback is also welcome. The inputs are obtained from them and further used to improve the overall competency of the students for employability. That is the outcome of our mechanism. The institution is thoroughly pleased with such an effort. Feedback on the institutional performance - Students‟ satisfactory index

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6.3. Faculty Empowerment Strategies 6.3.1 What are the efforts made by the institution to enhance the professional development of its teaching and non-teaching staff?  Staff members are deputed for doing M.Phil./Ph.D. under UGC sponsored Faculty Improvement Programme.  Staff members who are pursuing part-time Ph.D./M.Phil, management provides all kind of facilities required for professional development.  Training the staff in innovative teaching pedagogy, research motivation and project - proposal writing.  Facilitating ICT enabled teaching, handling computer packages like e-content preparation and software for conducting online test.  Staff members are permitted for participation/presentation of papers at National/International seminars, workshops, symposia etc.  Staff members are permitted to attend Orientation and Refresher Courses.  Our college libraries are providing 140 National periodicals and one International periodical.  Funds are provided by the management to establish departmental libraries. The Management reimburses the membership fee of staff members who enroll as members in various professional organizations. Most of the members of the teaching faculty are members of national professional bodies.  For the non-teaching staff training programmes on Computer skills (Hardware and Software), communication skills, soft skills are offered. They are encouraged to acquire additional qualifications to become eligible for periodical promotions. 6.3.2 What are the strategies adopted by the institution for faculty empowerment through training, retraining and motivating the employees for the roles and responsibility they perform? In tune with the affiliating university, the State Government and the UGC, the institution has been adopting certain relevant rules and regulations regarding the faculty empowerment through training, retraining and motivating the employees for performing their roles and responsibilities for which they were recruited. These rules pertain to attending seminars, conferences, orientation courses, refresher courses and other training programmes. The need for such training is assessed by the Head of Institution who recommend members of the faculty for such programmes. The head of the institution suggests the names of senior faculty who need to be trained for administrative positions when promotions are in due. The college has organized seminars, workshops and conferences for its staff as well as for the faculty of other institutions. Resource persons are invited from various colleges/universities to deliver guest lecturers.

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The strategies adopted by the Government of Andhra Pradesh for faculty welfare include monetary and Career Advancement Schemes for those with higher qualifications such as M.Phil. and Ph.D. as well as opportunities for those who wish to improve their qualifications. At the institutional level, the College Management motivates faculty members through prompt appreciation of exceptional merit and talent by encouraging them to pursue research and by providing opportunities for self-expression. 6.3.3 Provide details on the performance appraisal system of the staff to evaluate and ensure that information on multiple activities is appropriately captured and considered for better appraisal.  Self-appraisal proforma of University Grants Commission, New Delhi for implementation of U.G.C. Pay Scales and formulated by Commissionerate of Collegiate Education, A.P., Hyderabad are followed by the teaching and nonteaching staff of this institution.  Self-appraisal forms are obtained in the first week of April of every year and they are discussed in detail. Suitable remedial measures are suggested if necessary. The appraisal report of faculty is made by the concerned head of the department on the basis of his/her yearly achievements, discipline, quality etc. and is then submitted to the head of the institution. This besides the assessment of the teachers comes through the feedback forms filled by the students which in turn indicate the teacher quality. The identities of students are not disclosed. The feedback form has a well-defined set of questions that help the students to evaluate the teaching capacity based on lecture understanding and define how far the teacher has succeeded in reaching out to the students. These details are accessible to staff so as to help them judge their performance. The Principal understand the student reflections and shares it collectively and individually with the staff. Wherever required, counselling is provided to staff in order to help them improve their professional capabilities. Head of the institution also uses evaluation in an informal way to improve the services of the office staff. 6.3.4 What is the outcome of the review of the performance appraisal reports by the management and the major decisions taken? How are they communicated to the appropriate stakeholders? The management always plays an active role in the performance appraisal of the staff. Based on performance appraisal reports, proactive suggestions are provided to internalize dedication and commitment in the staff. As quality is the culture of the campus, disciplinary actions and corrective measures are taken. No compromise is made on sustenance of quality. The management takes effective decisions and provides the appraisal details to the appropriate stakeholders by

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incorporating the decisions in the proceedings of the meetings of the managing committee. 6.3.5 What are the welfare schemes available for teaching and non teaching staff? What percentage of staff have availed the benefit of such schemes in the last four years?  All the teaching and non-teaching staff avail loan facility maximum Rs.1,50,000/- (based on Salary) with 9% interest rate through V.S.M. College Employees‟ Co-operative Credit Society Ltd. The employees become a share holder and avail all the credit facility. 85% staff is share holder and benefited.  Pension, gratuity and group insurance are some of the facilities available to all the aided teaching and non- teaching staff.  Other than aided staff members come under the Contributory Pension Scheme.  All the teaching and non-teaching staff avail Maternity & Paternity leaves.  Management arranges advances towards salary of non-teaching staff in case the salary grants are delayed by the concerned authorities.  The employees submit the proposals, according to their needs i.e. housing loans, educational loans, marriage loans etc. to the nationalized banks, the institution play the role of guarantor for the repayment of the loan amount from the salary of the employees.  Fee concession for children of non teaching staff.  College permits use of its infrastructure for its staff research. 6.3.6 What are the measures taken by the Institution for attracting and retaining eminent faculty?  The management accords fair treatment to both Aided and Self-financed faculty in terms of sharing of administrative responsibilities and representation in various committees.  The college has adopted the contributory Provident Fund Scheme whereby the management contributes its share equal to the share of the employee every month.  Regular increments are provided.  Medical / maternity leave with full pay is also provided.  Provides excellent research facilities and academic ambience for retaining eminent faculty.  Encourages faculty by giving incentives for publishing papers at conference and in journals.  Provides all basic amenities for comfortable stay at college during working hours.  Their teaching experience prior to being recruited in this college is considered for fixation of their pay.  Service rules are employee friendly and the faculty feels comfortable with them. V.S.M. College

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6.4.1 What is the institutional mechanism to monitor effective and efficient use of available financial resources? The finance committee plans the annual budget for utilizing grants. Other financial resources (CPE and other funds) are judiciously allocated, after discussions with the Planning and Evaluation Committee and approval of the Management Committee and the Provincial Team. Budgeting and expenditure of the revenue is monitored by the management through biannual auditing. Double entry system is followed to maintain the accounts of the college. The following three types of accounts are operated:  Receipts & Payment Accounts.  Income & Expenditure Accounts.  Balance Sheets. The college issues Students Fee Receipts, Transfer, Study and Conduct Certificates through computer. All transactions are supported by vouchers. All the collections are deposited in the bank and all expenditure, recurring and non-recurring, are incurred through cheques. Only duly authorized persons can operate through the bank. For efficient use of the financial resources, annual budget is prepared. There are three types of payments/expenditures:  Recurring.  Non recurring (Prov. Fund & Gratuity etc.).  Capital Expenditure.  Separate budget is allocated to enable the institution for efficient use of the financial resources. 6.4.2 What are the institutional mechanisms for internal and external audit? When was the last audit done and what are the major audit objections? Provide the details on compliance.  Chartered Accountant nominated by General Body conducts internal audit regularly and the deficiencies pointed out are rectified immediately.  Auditors from the office of Accountant-General, A.P. Hyderabad and Commissionorate of Collegiate Education, A.P., Hyderabad regularly visits the college once in 2 years and conduct audit and submit report of the audit.  The last audit was done in the month of March 2011 and there was no audit pending. 6.4.3 What are the major sources of institutional receipts/funding and how is the deficit managed? Provide audited income and expenditure statement of academic and administrative activities of the previous four years and the reserve fund/corpus available with Institutions, if any. The college‟s major sources of funding are as follows: V.S.M. College

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Tution fee collected from the students. Grants received from Andhra Pradesh Govt. (Being a Grants-in-aid College) Various grants received from UGC. As audit is done once in two years. Audit statements of Income and Expenditure for the proceeding two years are here with attached. Two more will be provided if audit takes place before the visit of the peer team. Deficit Management: The college receives 29% of the grant-in-aid from the Andhra Pradesh Government and the rest 71% of the salary of the staff falling under grant-in-aid is borne by the management due to non-filling up of aided vacancies. Further if there is any deficit on account of recurring & non recurring expenditure, the college approaches the Management. 6.4.4 Give details on the efforts made by the institution in securing additional funding and the utilization of the same (if any). For additional funding we sent proposal and received grant from U.G.C under  College with Potential for Excellence  Basic Scientific Research  Additional Assistance  Improvement facilities in Existing premises  UGC Network Resource Center  College Development programme under Graduate Assistance  Development of Sports and Infrastructures The utilization particulars of the funds received from UGC are available with the office.

6.5. Internal Quality Assurance System 6.5.1 Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) a. Has the institution established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)? If „yes‟, what is the institutional policy with regard to quality assurance and how has it contributed in institutionalizing the quality assurance processes? Yes, we have an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) which was established with an aim of developing a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution. Functions:  Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for the various academic and administrative activities of the institution.  Organization of workshops/seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles. V.S.M. College

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 Documentation of various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement.  Preparation of AQAR to be submitted to NAAC based on the quality parameters. Strategies: IQAC evolve mechanisms and procedures for  Ensuring the timely efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks.  Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching, learning and evaluation.  Ensuring the adequacy and maintenance and functioning of the support structure. Benefits: IQAC facilitated/contribute  To a heightened level of clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement and facility initialization of the quality culture.  To the enhancement and integration among the various activities of the institution and institutionalize many good practices.  To provide a sound basis for decision making to improve institutional functioning.  To act as a change agent in the institution better internal communication. b. How many decisions of the IQAC have been approved by the management/ authorities for implementation and how many of them were actually implemented? Many decisions of the IQAC were approved by the management. Some of them were actually implemented.  Increase in research activities in staff and students.  Greater contact with experts from various fields through guest lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences.  Strengthening the services offered by the career counselling centre.  Improvement in Sport facilities.  Improvised laboratory facilities to groom students as professionals.  Purchased Sophisticated analytical instruments like HPLC, AAS and FTIR to enhance research activities. c. Does the IQAC have external members on its committee? If so, mention any significant contribution made by them. Yes. It has two external experts in IQAC representing the community and academic field. They are 1. Sri Koppaka Satyanarayana, Industrialist 2. Sri Bh. Padmanabha Raju, Advocate V.S.M. College

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Sri Koppaka Satyanararana, known Industrialist has facilitated to connect our students with several industries for their practical training and projects. Sri Bh. Padmanabha Raju, our legal advisor has significantly helped in reviewing documents, processes are in compliance with the government norms. d. How do students and alumni contribute to the effective functioning of the IQAC? The students play a major role in assuring quality of education imparted by the institution. This is through their active participation in regular academics as well as their direct participation in the IQAC activities. Students maintain punctuality and regularity in attending the classes. Student participation is also assured by involving them in cultural and other activities. The students come forward to maintain the best practices evolved through academic and administrative systems. The alumni association is active since last few years. The successful alumni directly evoke and facilitate inspiration to the IQAC through guest lecturers, research and getting placements leads to the strengthening of the institution. They have contributed some valuable books to college library. The alumni participate through feedback on competencies gained during their student life and provide information to improve curricular aspects on a continuous basis. e. How does the IQAC communicate and engage staff from different constituents of the institution? IQAC conducts regular meeting and chalks out the short term objectives to be achieved during the consecutive period. The same is generated into minutes and communicated to the staff from different constituents of the institution by giving deadlines based on the tasks. Compliance path is defined to the various committees. The IQAC members will do the follow-ups as required regarding the completion of tasks towards the quality enhancement and sustenance. Every staff member is ensured to get engaged to some or the other tasks by making them member of a committee. Based on the attitude, aptitude and skill sets of the staff member, particular tasks are assigned for the overall enhancement of the institution. 6.5.2 Does the institution have an integrated framework for Quality assurance of the academic and administrative activities? If „yes‟, give details on its operationalization. Yes, Institution has an integrated framework for quality assurance of the academic and administrative activities. The operation has been done through various administrative sub-committees. Each committee is responsible for quality assurance in their respective area of specialization. Students:  Conduct of class tests, monthly tests, term examinations and model examinations. V.S.M. College

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 Issue of progress cards.  Ward-counseling meets.  Providing membership on all important committees like Library Advisory Committee, Games and Sports Committee, Student Quality Circles etc. Teachers:  Monitoring by the Management.  General Meeting of Staff Council.  Departmental Meetings.  Teacher wise result.  Self Assessment reports.  Feedback from students, community, industry, government and funding agencies.  Annual submission of lesson plan, monthly submission of teaching notes and teaching diary to the principal through the Head of Departments.  Periodic academic audit through IQAC. Administrative Systems: Constitution of thirty committees including five statuary committees, Inter Departmental stock checking, Library checking and counter checking of general and departmental libraries.  Internal Auditing. 6.5.3 Does the institution provide training to its staff for effective implementation of the Quality assurance procedures? If „yes‟, give details enumerating its impact. The institution ensures that the decisions based on the findings of the IQAC are fully adhered to. The academic as well as the administrative working is further smoothened by the time to time training sessions being organized by the college for its teaching as well as the non-teaching staff. The faculty is trained on effective use of advanced teaching tools such as ICT tools, for enhanced teaching learning process. Librarians are trained to use SOUL software. The college management is organizing teaching training programmes in summer vacation for all staff i.e. model teaching by the senior staff and micro teaching by the junior staff. Small workshops over the weekends, in the form of interactive sessions, have helped the staff to work in a better way. Teaching staff members are deputed to orientation and refresher programmes offered by various Academic Staff Colleges in the country to learn new procedures in quality assurance. Impact:  By using ICT, students are developing their understanding and application of the concepts, expression power, reasoning and thinking power, development of judgment and decision making ability, improving comprehension, speed

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and vocabulary, developing self-concept and value clarification, developing tolerance and ambiguity, scientific temper etc.  SOUL library automation software in library functioning i.e. acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, OPAC, serial control. It helps the users in getting better and accurate information by saving their time.  Teaching training programmes changed the perspective from managementcentric or teacher-centric to student-centric approach. Inculcate the value of leadership, team work and broader essence of education. 6.5.4 Does the institution undertake Academic Audit or other external review of the academic provisions? If „yes‟, how are the outcomes used to improve the institutional activities? Yes. The Internal Quality Assurance Cell conducts Academic audit of the departments. Academic audit involves comparing the academic performance of each department and institution against set targets. This is done on a daily, monthly and annual basis. At the end of the academic year, IQAC visits every department and inspects all files and documents. A SWOC analysis of each department is also conducted. In interface meeting with the departments, IQAC representatives review each department and offer suggestions for improvement. 6.5.5 How are the internal quality assurance mechanisms aligned with the requirements of the relevant external quality assurance agencies/regulatory authorities? The Internal Quality Assurance Cell has planned to align with the requirements of the relevant external quality assurance agencies/regulatory authorities. The IQAC plans and policies are in accordance with the policies and strategies of NAAC which ensures quality enhancement of the institution. Both the NAAC and IQAC policies and strategies are on par with UGC guidelines for higher education institutions. The University Grants Commission and State Government of Andhra Pradesh act as an external quality assurance agency by prescribing the requirements of the Career Advancement Schemes. Affiliating University and State Government of Andhra Pradesh regulate the functioning of the college by providing academic calendar. 6.5.6 What institutional mechanisms are in place to continuously review the teaching learning process? Give details of its structure, methodologies of operations and outcome? Yes. The Internal Quality Assurance Cell is the body that reviews the teaching learning process. Structure: The IQAC is constituted with the Principal as chairperson, V.S.M. College

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Coordinator, Staff members, Students, Alumni, Management Members and External Experts from the local community. Methodologies of operation: The IQAC meeting is held once in three months. At the first meeting of the year, the plan for the year is designed. For every meeting the agenda is prepared by the coordinator in consultation with the Principal and members. The members analyze the various issues like the quality of teachers, organizing model teaching and micro teaching, training and retraining sessions and plan the programme of action etc. Outcome: The IQAC has applied quality parameters for the various academic and administrative activities of the college. It is the author of performance audit, academic audit, career audit and green audit. It monitors workshops and seminars on quality related themes as staff enrichment programmes. It documents all the activities of the college. It gives a drive to the institution towards quality enhancement and facilitates internalization of the quality culture. It prepares and submits the Annual Quality Assurance Report to the NAAC based on the quality parameters. 6.5.7 How does the institution communicate its quality assurance policies, mechanisms and outcomes to the various internal and external stakeholders? The management has evolved certain tools for its stakeholders to communicate its quality assurance policies, mechanisms and outcomes. Both the internal and external stakeholders come to know about them, through the following agencies. They are  College website  Prospectus  College hand book

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Environment Consciousness

The college is spread over 14 acres of land surrounded by greenery of fertile lands. Environmental Studies is a part of the curriculum of Andhra University which is a subject taught in the College to all second degree students. An eco-club is functioning in the college to create environment consciousness among the students and to make our planet greener. The students are encouraged to plant more and more trees in the college as well as in their villages. They create awareness schemes related to sanitation, water conservation and water harvesting as well as pre-judicious use of resources like fuel, electricity, L.P.G., water, paper etc. The campus is eco-conscious and it is a „NO PLASTIC ZONE‟ where we avoid plastic bags, plastic cups. The campus is made a free smoking zone. NSS units of the college have taken up frequent clean and green programmes throughout the academic year. 7.1.1 Does the institution conduct a Green Audit of the campus and facilities? Yes. The college conducts a Green Audit of its Campus. A committee is formed by picking the faculty members from the relevant departments and students to conduct an annual audit to submit the report. The supervising committee comprising of Principal and Head of the Departments study the report submitted by the green audit committee and make necessary steps to make the campus green. 7.1.2 What are the initiatives taken by the College to make the campus ecofriendly? Energy Conservation: Awareness has been created among the Staff and Students of the Institution to preserve the energy to the maximum possible extent. All the students, teaching & non-teaching staff have suo-moto taken the initiative to switch off fans, lights, air conditioners, computers, printers, electrical & electronic equipment when they are not in use. We have identified all the Orthodox lighting bulbs that are suitable for changing to low energy and have changed at least 25% of them. Laboratory vent hoods (exhaust fans, fuming cupboards etc.,) are kept off unless they are needed for experiments. We preferred LCD/LED monitors while purchasing computers for the last three years, so that the computer monitors almost all LCDs in our college. Window ACs are being phased out with star rated split ACs. We take lunch under the trees to enjoy the green ambience as well as conserve energy. We set our AC thermostats as high as comfortably possible in the summer. The lesser difference between the indoor and outdoor temperature, the lower will be energy consumption. The college classrooms are properly ventilated and that they hardly need any artificial lighting. This helps a lot in conservation of electricity. ISI marked equipment is V.S.M. College

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used and guidelines given by vendors are strictly followed to reduce power consumption. Use of renewable Energy: Sunlight is our principal source of lighting. Solar panels have been installed to generate renewable energy for lighting the roads within the campus and provide power backup to the library as an initial effort. We have planed to extend the solar system to laboratories in the near future to operate electrical appliances and instruments. Water Harvesting: Rain water harvesting is done effectively in the college campus. As rain water is best alternative for de-ionized water to carry out experiments in chemistry labs which saves a lot of electrical energy as well as chemical maintenance. In every rainy session, rain water storage tanks are filled with water and used for practicals. The rain water from the open ground is channeled into soak pits to recharge the water table. The college is having wells at different locations to raise the water table. Efforts for Carbon neutrality: Campus has adequate number of trees to maintain the air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide and release oxygen. The dead leaves and the waste papers are not allowed to be put on fire. They are dumped in the special pits and allowed to decompose into compost. There is a ban on use of high density plastics and carry bags in the campus. Awareness camp is conducted to the vehicle owners to have their vehicles get equipped with catalytic convertors to reduce carbon emissions. The college has been conducting a project to monitor the CO2 levels at different places around three kilometers of college premises and compare these values with the CO2 levels within the campus. Use of disposable plastic tumblers in the canteen and departments is strongly discouraged and use of paper plates and paper cups is encouraged. Display of permanent boards focusing Eco concerns, 3 „R‟s (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) make students eco concerned. Our NSS students are motivating the farmers in the village camps to use of biofertilizers, vermi compost and bio-pesticides instead of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. We encourage our students to use college buses and other public transport systems rather than using personal bikes and cars to minimize carbon emissions. Plantation: A good number of trees are maintained in the campus. Plantation was done in nearest villages by Environmental studies department and NSS volunteers. The Eco-Club of the college regularly undertakes plantation programmes in the college campus and the adjoining locality. As an effort in creating awareness on Vruksho Rakshati Rakshitah, the students are V.S.M. College

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encouraged to plant saplings in their homes following the policy of one man-one tree. The college celebrates Earth Day, Ozone Day and Environmental Day and on these occasion meaningful exercises like tableau/poster presentation, taking out rallies on campus and turning off fans and lights for an hour are undertaken. Hazardous Waste Management: No hazardous waste is generated in the campus from any Department except Chemistry department. In Chemistry department, weekly inspections are strongly recommended to observe Leaks, Lids and Labels. We drain-out waste separately based on their nature (Acids, Oxidizers, Bases and Solids). We use smaller amounts of chemicals in experiments. Reactions to test the ions/ functional groups in organic and inorganic qualitative analysis are carried out in capillary tubes and spot tiles instead of test tubes. This technique involves less usage of chemicals and energy (electricity and gas), water and solvents which in turn leads to less hazardous waste and less toxic emission. Crudes of organic synthesis done in PG Chemistry labs are reused, after treatment of impurities by using chromatography separations, used as raw material to conduct practicals in UG laboratories. Hence wastage is minimized. In near future we want to conduct organic synthesis by adopting the principles of green chemistry by using green catalyst, Ionic liquids as solvents, and using microwave oven to make the chemical process Eco friendly. E - Waste Management: Electrical waste Recycling, Electronics Scrap Recycling is not possible in our college. We are returning the older damaged batteries in the UPS to the authorized distributor/vendor. We use after slight modifications to the original functioning equipment i.e. by reusing and refilling the printer cartridges is the economical way of disposal of hazardous wastes. This method also reduces the volume of e-waste generation. We can use above mentioned methods for treatment and disposal of e-waste. A better option is to avoid its generation. This can considerably reduce the volume of e- waste generation.

7.2

Innovations

7.2.1 Provide details of innovations introduced during the last four years which have created a positive impact on the functioning of the college. The college has been scaling new heights ever since its inception. The college has made several innovations which have helped smooth out the functioning of the college. These innovations are in academics, administration and other levels of the college working. Use of ICT in teaching learning process: Global reforms in education and challenging ICT demands have made a remarkable shift in the structure of the enabling ICT environment and the V.S.M. College

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utilization of ICT technologies in education. Such technologies have become the key driver of the digital network in an era of technology-driven education. So we have made it our mission to make use of ICT facilities in all fields by the students and teachers. In the teaching methods, we try to include the smart way of teaching, by using the well-equipped two e-classrooms in the college. Many of the teachers try to deliver lectures with notes prepared on power point presentations and transparencies. Teachers make use of the learning software to retain students interest in the subject and enhance their knowledge. By using this technology in teaching, the faculty encourages the students to prepare projects and present it on their own. This creates curiosity in the students and overcome their fear from computers and modern techniques. The faculty also collects information and tries to update knowledge of the student with this technology. Students of the Life Sciences lack knowledge of contemporary history and politics. Hence the institution decided to make them acquainted with the above through the use of ICT and multimedia presentation so that interest can be generated among the students. Value based courses: The College supplements the University curriculum through value added courses and enrichment courses that help to enhance the employability of the students. The objective in introducing Certificate Courses was to provide all students an opportunity to take up courses of their interest or specialized courses in their chosen core subjects. Specifically, it aims to develop: a. More in depth knowledge of the core subjects b. Skills and a broader overview of other areas These courses are a means to provide the students an opportunity to gain extra knowledge to enable them to pursue their chosen goals and aspirations. The main objective of the college is to transform the students into good citizens through the committed pattern of instructions based on carefully prepared and well-designed curricular aspects. The college aspires to have a transformational impact on students through comprehensive education by inculcating qualities of competence, confidence, and excellence. The college aspires to develop skilled human resource to face contemporary challenges. Foundation Course and Environmental Studies are compulsory in first and second year respectively. These courses inculcate the values and moral ethics besides promoting a commitment to ecological preservation. Community Service: NSS Units are successfully operating in our college with a motto of „Not Me But You‟. Our college has six NSS and two NCC Units. Each NSS unit is V.S.M. College

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comprised of a programme officer and 100 volunteers. NSS special camps are conducted once in a year in the selected villages to bring awareness among the public on various social and environmental problems like family planning, pulse polio, AIDS, child marriages, child labour, school dropouts, blood donation, control on the usage of plastics, pollution control etc., These units conduct rallies on days of national and international importance like environmental day, population day, AIDS day etc., to create awareness to the public. Teaching based on role playing and scenario analysis: This is mostly used in organizations like management institutions. This approach is used to analyze the problems of the organization and try to give best solutions on the basis of scenario analysis. This is a good method of teaching practice we are following in our institution.  The management students are encouraged to conduct market surveys on different aspects like brand image, product turnover etc. and their impact on the success of the industry.  The commerce students are encouraged to prepare worksheets, spread sheets and balance sheets on the live transaction of the business firms.  Arts students are encouraged to conduct socio economic surveys in their habitations.  Life science students are encouraged to participate in the green audit of the college and in the utilization of non-conventional sources of energy and creation of environmental awareness and biodiversity conservation. Mentor system: Mentor system is in practice in the Institution. At the beginning of the academic year, not more than 30 students are attached to each staff member. He will guide the students in all matters such as scholarships, attendance, examinations, selection of future courses, even personal problems etc. Mentor contact the 30 wards at least once in a fortnight and gives advice to them. Special attention is given to the students who are educationally backward and slow learners. The mentor counsels the students who are poor in attendance. It reduces the drop-out rate. Soft Skills: The Institution offers short duration programmes to train students with the necessary soft skills and life skills to enhance their competitive edge in the job market and stand successful in life. College engages experienced trainers and also works in collaboration with public and private sectors to conduct the following soft skills and life skills programmes for students:  Communication skills: This is the critical skill mentioned most often by employers and it is about the ability to listen, write and speak effectively. V.S.M. College

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 Team building and Leadership Skills: This emphasizes the need to work with others from different disciplines as a cohesive team and to be an effective leader.  Emotional Intelligence: This stresses a person‟s ability to deal with his or her own emotions and of others in a constructive manner that will promote teamwork and productivity.  Entrepreneurial and Innovative skills: This skill is not only for graduates who want to be self-employed but also for those seeking to be employed. Employees should also be entrepreneur- like in performing their jobs and seek new business opportunities for their employers.  Life Skills: The college also conducts life skills programmes like four wheeler vehicle driving learning, typing, tailoring and embroidery etc. which aim to help students to develop and enhance their living skills. Automation of Library: Our college library (Both UG & PG) is one of the largest and richest collection of learning resources in the Andhra University area on Arts, Commerce, Social Sciences, Management, Sciences and Computer Science. We are the member of the DELNET, and have been subscribing INFLIBNET N-List programme. By subscribing the above we are able to provide access to e-books, e-journals offered by the DELNET and INFLIBNET. We are providing access to free e-journals and e-books available in the INTERNET to the faculty and students. By utilizing the document delivery service and inter library loan facility offered by the DELNET we are serving the students and faculty in order to meet their requirements. The housekeeping operations of the library are fully automated with SOUL software developed by INFLIBNET and with barcode applications. The books purchased for the library are classified under Dewey decimal classification scheme and for cataloguing we use AACR2. The well designed OPAC is provided to the users for getting the information about the availability of the books in the library. OPAC provides the access to the library database. OPAC allows the users to know the library collection and the status of the library document. OPAC allows the users to search the database by title, author, call number, accession number etc. of the document. Reprographic facility is available in the library. CSIR & UGC NET previous papers are made available for PG students and faculty. Computerization of Administrative Block: The college administrative block has been fully computerized. The administrative staff has been given formal training to understand the technicalities pertaining to working on the technology. Office uses software VIES technology V.S.M. College

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to issue of TC, CC, SCs as early as possible and collection of fee from student i.e., examination fee, tuition fee, etc., are made easy with accountability. Students can forward their scholarship applications of any sort from here with the help of office staff. This would avoid mistakes while submitting their application forms. 7.3

Best Practices

7.3.1 Elaborate on any two best practices which have contributed to the achievement of the Institutional Objectives and/or contributed to the Quality improvement of the core activities of the college. Title of the Practice:

Communication Skills in English 1. Context English today is a world language spoken and written by a vast majority of people around the world. It is a heterogeneous language accommodating all kinds of influences. It has been gaining in status and prestige all these days by the new awareness created by the experts in the field of technical education. Job opportunities have tremendously increased with the technology facilitating fast worldwide communication. Hence the need to develop communication skills in English has become paramount. Our college is situated in a rural area and majority of the students hail from educationally neglected and economically weak back ground. So students were not exposed much to the English language. Another important reason for the English language taking back seat is because “English” is only a subject and not a medium at the school level. The greater importance gaining by the English language and its importance for Global Communication made our institution to think that “A little progress everyday adds up to big result” which gradually enable all the students to improve their “Communication Skills” on English to maximize opportunities. The institution has strongly decided not to leave any stone unturned in trying to teach these communication skills to its students. 2. Objectives and Goals  To enable students to keep pace with the increasing demand for spoken English in Government jobs and suitable berth in public and private sector undertakings.  To prepare them face the challenges at national and international competitive world.  To boost up their morale and instill confidence. 3. Practice The laboratory for developing communication skills in English is an extra feather to the cap of this institution. It has 40 systems with Globarena Software V.S.M. College

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for practice. Adjacent to this another English lab is under the process of construction with another 40 systems. Globarena Software helps the student to learn correct pronunciation of a word by recording his way of pronunciation and comparing it with the stress, accent, intonation and correct pronunciation of the word which was already recorded in the software. Students can develop their writing, reading, listening skills by using this software. The local area network provides practice tests, online examinations and also evaluation. In fact, the affiliating university has been using our college English laboratory as an examination centre for conducting practical examinations for some other colleges round. Institution also brought a number of CDs relating to literature and language including some Historical English movies, Shakespeare‟s Dramas etc., considering to speaking skills. We exercise them to different activities like role plays, discussion skills, presentation skills and classroom seminars etc. Implementation The software has several techniques to improve communication skills of the students. Pronunciation has already been mentioned, of course, the scope in the software is limited to its text only. It can‟t be used as a phonetic dictionary for all words like that of Daniel Junes. Students are exposed to a number of online practice tests in the English lab. On vocabulary, objective type of questions, multiple choice questions, one word answers, short answers questions are there to improve their writing skills. Online exercises on précis-writing, note taking, note making and letter writing help them a lot to develop their writing skills. Participation in English essay writing is compulsory. All these help them to fare well in the competitive exams and interviews which in turn boost their morale and self-confidence and help in personality development. 4. Problems encountered  The students when participating in communicative activities hesitates much to respond. Because they are with the conscious that they may express wrong as their mother tongue plays a crucial role in every communication activity in the house atmosphere and their existing environment.  The students in a class were up to their levels of grasping. The good strength of the class is getting difficult for the facilitator. Resources required  Separate wing for the maintenance of related books, magazines and English newspapers.  Guest lectures are to be arranged about spoken English.  Students are advised to talk in English only instead of their mother tongue, with their class mates, college mates, hostel mates and their teachers, as long as they are in the campus to get habituated. V.S.M. College

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5. Evidence of Success The success of this course necessitates active participation of students in every task and we are able to make the students optimistically involving them in every assignment which will gradually enable them to improve their skills and achieve success. 6. Contact Details Name of the Principal : Dr. T. Damodar Reddy Name of the Institution: V.S.M. College City : Ramachandrapuram Pin Code : 533 255 Accredited Status : CGPA of 2.33 at B Grade Work Phone : 08857- 243298 Fax : 08857-242509 Website : www.vsmcollege.org E-mail: principalvsmc@gmail.com

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Title of the Practice:

Development of Adopted Villages – “Lolla” and “Pamarru” 1. The Context The programme officers of the NSS units visited selected villages and observed about the illiteracy, child labour, health and hygiene. The programme officers interacted with the villagers and found that the most of the women are trying to take their children to work along with them instead of sending them to school. The NSS officers also found that the villagers are not practicing sustainable agricultural methods. 2. Goal The NSS units of our college evolved certain objectives to solve the problems of the people around them. Their goals are 1. Education and literacy among women. 2. To ensure education and primary medical care for children. 3. Teaching the villagers about health & hygiene. 4. Create awareness in practicing sustainable agricultural methods. 3. Practice They decided to focus on above areas 1. Education and literacy among women: Most of the women in the villages still have no proper education. They are coolies, earning their livelihood as agricultural labour working in fields, rice mills, poultry farms and in brick klins. They are not sending their children to schools. Our NSS volunteers are identify such children and motivate them to go to Anganwadi center. Night classes are held to illiterates. They teach them about safe drinking water, health and hygiene, besides the basic education. They are made aware of government schemes and welfare progammes. 2. To ensure education and primary medical care to children: The school has been taken up by the Government under Sarva Sikshya Abhiyan (Education for All) and formal education is now provided upto class V. All the parents have been motivated to have the mandatory vaccination for their new borns. 3. Teaching the villagers about health & hygiene: The NSS volunteers create the awareness of medicinal plants located in their villages. These plants can be used as first aid at the time of emergency. Our NSS volunteers first check up whether the village has been supplied pure and protected drinking water. Inspite of several measures of the Government, protected water is not supplied to many colonies. Still people are using tank water and bore well water. As a result people in the slums get contagious diseases like cholera, diarrhea and typhoid etc. After this study they V.S.M. College

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pressurize the local Panchayat to construct overhead tanks. They make a periodic check up and keep constant vigil. 4. Evidence of Success NSS at V.S.M. College, Ramachandrapuram has been functioning since 40 years. There is no doubt that it achieved some amount of success by its remarkable service to the people in the surrounding villages. That is evident not by their targets but by their record bench marks and review results. This is to be proved if a physical verification about their activities is taken up. The NSS volunteers not only initiate their activities but also keep in touch with the villagers and associations where in they worked to keep a constant watch over the progress in those villages. It is a fact that sometimes they are successful and sometimes they do not work out. 5. Problems encountered and Resources Required The pre camp publicity by local community representatives is inadequate. Lack of enthusiasm and support from local community representatives is the main hurdle in the successful running of the camp. They have been successful in mobilizing funds from charitable organization through the enunciation in the village. 6. Contact Details Name of the Principal : Name of the Institution: City : Pin Code : Accredited Status : Work Phone : Website : Mobile :

V.S.M. College

Dr. T. Damodar Reddy V.S.M. College Ramachandrapuram 533 255 CGPA of 2.33 at B Grade 08857- 243298 www.vsmcollege.org 9441143298

Fax : 08857-242509 E-mail: principalvsmc@gmail.com

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