Executive Summary(SSR) - Kamla Nehru College, Korba

Executive Summary
Kamla Nehru College, Korba is the first college of its own kind to provide
higher education to the students of the tribal belt of Korba. Being the first
institution in this region, over these years thousands of students have been
provided with good quality of higher education and we prepared them to
live and work in global setting and to face the challenges of life. Majority
of our pass outs hold prestigious positions in government and nongovernment institutions. It is a Grant-in-aid college and is registered under
section (2f) and (12B).
The college is situated on a 2.3 acres site on the bank of the river Hasdeo.
Established in 1971, it was first affiliated to Pt. Ravi Shankar University,
Raipur. With the establishment of Guru Ghasi Das University in the year
1984, the college got affiliated with this university. At present the college is
affiliated to Bilaspur University, Bilaspur. The college started its journey
with 250 students of Arts faculty (U.G.), comprising of only six subjects
(English, Hindi, Geography, Political Science, Sociology and Economics).In
the developmental process of the college, P.G. classes were started under
the self financing scheme in Hindi and Economics in the year 1983 and
Geography in the year 1989. As per the need of the time, Commerce and
Science faculty were also started in 1992 and 1999 respectively. Soon after
this P.G. Classes in Commerce, Literature English, Literature Hindi,
Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Botany,and Chemistry were
started. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management and PGDCA
courses were also started, to cater to the need of the students. The teachers
are shouldering greater responsibility in imparting quality education to the
students and the result are excellent.
Curricular Aspects :The mission of the college is to provide job oriented education to the
students of tribal area. At present the college is running several courses
that helps thousands of boys and girls for seeking employment. Apart from
academic courses few professional courses have been introduce like
PGDCA, PGDBM, B.Lib, & BCA, etc. At present, the college has
concentrated all its efforts, to develop a fine infrastructure for timeframe
teaching and learning. The college is running UG, PG courses and diploma
programmes. The students of under graduate courses have elective
options. Being an affiliated college, the college has no right to review or
redesign the syllabus, of its own, but professors who are members of the
Board of studies in university suggest suitable changes according to the
requirement of time.
Teaching Learning Evaluation :The college follows government and university rules for admitting
students in various courses. The academic records of students are verified
and as per admission rules framed by Department of higher education ,
they are admitted in various courses. The teachers are supposed to plan the
entire syllabus month wise and teaching plan is announced to the students
in advance, so they can better grasp the lecture. After the completion of a
planned portion unit tests are arranged for evaluation. Apart from
classroom teaching, seminars, library working, guest lecture, study tours
etc are adopted for proper understanding of the subjects. The college has
computer sets with multimedia for audio-visual learning. In the beginning
of the session, the teachers discuss the syllabus in the class and explain the
evaluation method. The evaluation is done through unit tests, participation
of students in group discussion, assignments and their attendance. It helps
them to score goods marks in their university exams. Apart from academic
concerns, the students are motivated to participate in different units like
NCC, NSS, Sports and games.
The college has well experienced faculty members. When a new course is
introduced, experienced teachers are appointed. The college has no direct
linkages with national and international teaching learning centers but
through internet required materials can be collected from renowned
libraries like C.I.E.F.L. British council library and National library Calcutta
Research, Consultancy and Extension:The college is recognized by Bilaspur University as a research centre for
Hindi and Economics. The college promotes research culture among
faculties and students and provides different aids and facilities to conduct
research and project works. As per the university syllabus, in few classes,
project works is a part of syllabus. A few teachers of the college are
engaged in active research work. To facilitate research activity, the teachers
are given study leaves. A few teachers are doing minor research work
sanctioned by UGC. The college conducted few national level seminars
sanctioned by the UGC.
For extension activities, the college deputes, professors in charge of NSS
and NCC. Through NCC and NSS the students are encouraged to
Environmental awareness, Social work Health and Hygiene awareness etc.
The N.S.S. and N.C.C. unit of the college is active to perform the civic
Infrastructure and Learning Research :As per the requirement, the management of the college develops
infrastructure. The college has sufficient numbers of class room for
teaching and learning including two offices, Samiti room, Principal
chamber, well furnished staff room, Library, Sports room ,Canteen, health
center, Laboratories & other departments. The institution has adequate
physical facilities to run the educational programmes. Apart from this
recently the college has built Auditorium hall for multipurpose use. The
college has a separate Girls common room.
The campus is kept beautiful and clean. Apart from this, plantation and
flooring has been done to keep the campus pollution free. The existing
building and campus is used for various purposes like conducting
competitive exams. The E-Class room of the college is being used by other
agencies since the sitting capacity is good enough to conduct audio visual
lectures or classes.
The Central library of the college has a good collection of books on
different subjects. Apart from academic collection, reference books and
other study materials including a few video and audio cassettes are also
available in central library to provide quality based educations.
The college has well furnished air conditioned Computer department. Most
of the departments are having computers connected with internet facility.
The campus of the college is enabled with WIFI system. Office and major
chambers are computerized.
There are facilities for games and sports. Throughout the year students
practice different games and avails the opportunities provided by the
Government and the university. The outstanding sports persons are
motivated in many ways. The college provides them tracksuit,
windcheater, trophies and certificates. It is noteworthy that the students
have represented the State, National and all India level tournaments. The
college has sufficient infrastructure to meet the basic needs of the student.
Facilities for different Indoor Games is also available in college campus.
Students Support and Progression :The institution provides necessary assistance to the students. Financial
assistance is given to the students in form of scholarship. The college
provides financial assistance to the economically back ward students.
Students belonging to SC/ST get financial support/scholarship as per the
Govt. rules. The college does not have any employment cell but it conducts
campus interview for placement. The college has conducted two campus
interviews; one for public sector undertaking and one for local firm.
The college has functional Alumni Association and they are actively
involved in various activities. If needed, the association extends their moral
as well as financial support to the students of the college. Since the ex
students of the college are placed in higher positions in government and
non government sectors we get their support in many ways. It is
noteworthy to mention that MLA of korba region is the active member of
alumni association.
Organization and Management :The department of the institution and office are governed by the principal.
The affairs of the institution are managed by Kamla Nehru Mahavidyalaya
Samiti. Under the able guidance of Chairman, the society works in close cooperation with college officials.
It constitutes a Foundation society,
Sanchalan samiti and a Governing Body. The governing body of the college
approves the planning and policies of Sanchalan samiti. The academic and
the administrative planning of the institution move hand in hand. The
Principal forms various committees during Staff council meeting and
different tasks is allotted to various teachers for the proper functioning of
the college like Executive committee, Disciplinary committee, the
Admission committee, the Timetable committee, the library committee etc
and all the committees together make an internal efficient co-ordination
for better outcome. For the efficient running of every administrative and
academic decision making, there is the control of the management. There is
a welfare scheme for the poor students. The staff can take various loans like
P.F. Part final , Personal loan etc from the college according to their needs.
It is noteworthy to mention that that the Member of Parliament (MP) of
korba Region is the Chairman of college management for many a good
Innovations and Best Practices:
Different cultural programmes including Youth Festival are organized
from time to time by the college and the Student’s Union. The NSS and
NCC unit arranges different campus such as Blood Donation Camp, Health
Care Camp, Educational Awareness Camp etc. for the benefit of the people
of rural areas. Different Social Welfare Programmes are also organized by
the college such as blanket distribution in life line Express, Commercial
Harmony and National Integration Rally, campaign for Literacy Mission.
For the exposure and personality development, different cultural activities
such as Social gathering, Prize distribution, Quiz Competition, Sports and
games, Debate and Essay Writing Competitions etc. are organized.
Students are encouraged to participate in such programmes to improve
and enhance their personality. The college is trying to achieve its goals and
determination. The campus and the academic atmosphere of the college is
always active.