N.A.M College Kallikkandy

(Affiliated to Kannur University)

Accredited by NAAC with 'B' Grade

Thuvakkunnu PO, Kannur Dist. Kerala

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Annexure-I

Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) of the IQAC

(Year of the Report:  2014-15)

Name of the college: N.A.M College, Kallikkandy

Address: Kallikkandy P.O, Kannur Dt., Kerala, PIN 670 693

Name of the Affiliating University: Kannur University

Section A:

Plan of action chalked out by the IQAC in the beginning of the

Year towards quality enhancement (attach separate sheet if required).

  • Decided to organize a workshop on tutorial system

  • To encourage  faculty members who do not have Ph.D to register for the same and to participate in seminars, workshop and other academic events

  • Orientation sessions will be arranged for the students to make use of Inflibnet available in the college library

  • Decided to promote the use of online sources by the staff and students for better teaching –learning effect

  • To conduct a orientation programme for faculty members on the pedagogical innovations and methods

Section B:

Details in respect of the following (attach separate sheets if required).

1.   Activities reflecting the goals and objectives of the college

            Academic brilliance, Personality development, Social commitment, and Political orientation are the objectives of the college.

The vision and mission of the college given below indicate these objectives of the college.

Vision: Education for Intellectual Formation, Liberation and National Integration.

Mission: To impart quality education to students belonging to different communities, especially the minority community in the rural area, and equip them to achieve and manage the latest requirements of living through innovation and updating, and in unison to buttress the intellectual and moral strengthening of the youth to act as a creative force in the process of nation building.

The following programmes were organized by the IQAC reflecting the goals and objectives

  • Workshop on Tutorial System was organized by the IQAC 18 /06/2014 to discuss the various aspects of implementing the tutorial system in the college.

  • Workshop on Pedagogical Innovations in Higher Education organized by IQAC was held on 11/03/2015 in the college. Dr. C.N. Balakrishnan, educationalist and psychologist, was the resource person.  The objective of the workshop was to discuss and develop instructive techniques and approaches for enhancing quality of teaching and learning environment

Department Level programmes in collaboration with IQAC

  • “Seminar on Archives for Historical Reconstruction” organized by the Department of History” was held in collaboration with Directorate of Archives, Govt. of Kerala on 21/08/2014.  Shri. C.P. Abdul Majeed, Senior Archivist of Kerala State Archives, Kozhikode, was the chief resource person of the seminar.

  • Symposium on Sardar Vallabhai Patel  and Unification of India, 29/10/2014

  • Exhibition of Archival Records in the Department of History on 21/08/2014

  • “Trends in Indian Capital Market, 17/03/2015, sponsored by Punjab National Bank, Kerala Gramin Bank and Kadavathur Co-operative Bank

  • “Workshop on Project Report for M.Com Students” 21 /01/2015 Funded by PTA

2  New academic programmes initiated (UG and PG)

B.B.A and M.A English (both are self-financing programmes) started in 2015

Innovations in curricular design and transactions

Faculty members, who are members in different Board of Studies in the Kannur University, participated in the curriculum/syllabus designing and revision of respective subjects.

Inter-disciplinary programmes started

No interdisciplinary programme started in the college

Examination reforms implemented

The college is affiliated to Kannur University and therefore it has to follow the examination rules and reforms introduced by the university. The recent reforms are basically changes in the model of questions and evaluation methods ie., assessment of answer scripts based on mark system instead of direct grading.  

Candidates qualified: NET/SLET/GATE etc.

NET qualified: Two students from Dept. of Commerce and one from M.Sc Computer Science

  

Initiatives towards Faculty Development Programme

Three faculty members (one each from Commerce, Statistics and Arabic) are in full-time doctoral research under Faculty Development Programme of the UGC.

8   Total number of seminars/workshops conducted:

Eight seminars/workshops organized by various departments in the college

Research projects a) Ongoing; b) Completed

            There is one ongoing project titled “Madrasa Teachers and Vocational Training: A Study with Special Reference to Teachers in Malappuram District” by Dr. Mohammed Kutty Kakkakunnan Associate Professor of Commerce.

            The Kerala Institute for Labour and Employment project “Mechanization of Paddy Cultivation: A Study of Labour, Farmers and Trade Unions” undertaken by Mohammed Kutty Kakkakunnan was completed in 2014

10  Patents generated, if any

No patents generated

11  New collaborative research programmes

No collaborative research programme in the period of the report

12  Research grants received from various agencies: 1,00,000/- from Directorate Minority             Welfare, Government of Kerala.

13 Details of research scholars

No research centers in the college, hence there are no research scholars here

14  Citation index of faculty members and impact factor

No citation index in the previous year

15  Honours/Awards to the faculty: National and International

No honours or awards in 2014-15

16  Internal resources generated

The College Management Committee provided necessary funds for the construction activities and infrastructure development in the college.

17   Details of departments getting assistance/recognition under SAP, COSIST

(ASSIST)/DST, FIST, and other programmes

No assistance from these agencies

18 Community services:

            The Palliative Care Unit of the college, NSS and Women’s Forum of the college play leading role in providing community services. Taking care of the sick and poor by the Palliative care unit, cleaning of Kallikkandy town and seven days of community service outside the campus etc by NSS, various women empowerment programmes by Women’s Forum are examples in this regard.

19 Teachers and officers newly recruited

            Teachers have been recruited on contract basis to the following the departments:

Mathematics: 5, Commerce: 4, English: 3, Computer Science: 3, Journalism: 1, Hindi: 1

20 Teaching – Non-teaching staff ratio:

03 teaching staff: 01non-teaching staff

21   Improvements in the library services

College Library has been fully computerized and more chairs and tables have been purchased for better library environment. 

22   New books/journals subscribed and their value

            396 Books,      Rs 1,82,976/-

            71 periodicals, Rs.     2,549/-

23   Courses in which student assessment of teachers is introduced and the action

taken on student feedback

Student assessment of teachers is introduced in all the courses in the colleges.  There is department level and College council level evaluation of student feedback and subsequently necessary steps have been taken to improve the quality of teaching and learning. 

24   Feedback from stakeholders

Different categories of stakeholders made comments and suggestions on various occasions like PTA meetings, personal interactions, etc for the enhancement of teaching-leaning atmosphere in the college.  The introduction of uniform dress code, better student discipline, improvement of bus service, infrastructural development etc. are  suggested by stakeholders of this institution.

25  Unit cost of education

The unit cost for the year: Rs. 40979/- (with salary component and maintenance cost) and Rs. 7308/- (without the salary component)

           

26   Computerization of administration and the process of admissions and examination results, issue of certificates

Office administration has been computerized. Admission of students, registration for examination, issued of hall tickets for examinations, publication of results, certificates etc have been computerized and available to students online.  Mark sheets/grade cards, hall tickets, examination and degree certificates are issued by the university, not by the college.

 

27   Increase in the infrastructural facilities

Buildings with adequate number classrooms, library building, hostel for girls, canteen, furniture like tables, chairs, bookshelves, fans etc, light and sound system and ICT facilities are  available in the college.

28   Technology upgradation:

ICT classrooms, ICT enabled seminar hall, computerized office of the college, high speed internet connection, inflibnet facility, barcode reader in the library, barcode based gate entry register system in the library, internet with 4mpbs etc mark the upgrading of technology.

29 Computer and internet access and training to teachers, non-teaching staff and students.

Computers and internet access are available to teachers, non-teaching staff and students in the college. Faculty members of the Department of Computer Science are always willing to assist all the staff and students of the college whenever they need support in using computers and internet. 

30 Financial aid to students

            Government grant to SC/ST students, scholarships from various governmental and non-governmental agencies, Sahayi financial assistance instituted by the college with the contribution of faculty members etc are available to students.

31  Activities and support from the Alumni Association

            There is an alumni association in the college that functions at the college and department levels. The alumni instituted a scholarship for excellent outgoing students, organized career orientation seminar and established Kallikkandy alumni chapters in Gulf countries as a large number of them work in various sectors in those places.

32  Activities and support from the Parent-Teacher Association.

            The PTA always monitors the academic and co-curricular activities of the college. It offers funds for construction activities, infrastructural development, conducting of seminars/workshops etc. The feedback from the PTA is highly important to improve the teaching-learning environment of the college.

33  Health services

The college does not have its own health service facilities in the campus

34  Performance in sports activities

            Judo, Kolkkali, Cricket are prominent sports items of performance by the students of the college, for which they regularly win university level grades and prizes

35  Incentives to outstanding sports persons

            Cash awards, trophies, honoring of outstanding sportsmen on the occasion of college day etc are examples of incentives. 

36  Student achievements and awards

Three students -Nayana C, Shafnitha K.P and Shivaganga R - of M.Sc Computer Science won the first, second and third ranks respectively in the final examination of 2015.

37  Activities of the Guidance and Counseling Unit

The Counseling Unit of the college provides guidance and counseling to students who face stress and tension due to various factors like family related issues, economic problems, learning problems, inferiority complex, lack of confidence, other personal issues etc.

38  Placement services provided to students

Although there has been much effort on the part of the college in facilitating placement services to students, the result is unsatisfactory for several reasons. The remote location of the college does not attract placement agencies to this institution. Majority of the students, being girls belonging to minority community, do not prefer salary earning employment. The educational backwardness of the region has its impact on the student community and their choices in life.

39 Development programmes for non-teaching staff

            Training programme on using ICT facilities in the office administration of the college was given to non-teaching staff by the Department of Computer Science

40  Good practices of the institution

Extension activities and community services by NSS and teaching departments   and various programmes for the empowerment of women by Women’s Forum of the college constitute the best practices of the institution.

41  Linkages developed with National/ International, academic/research bodies

No linkages with other academic institutions

42  Action Taken Report on the AQAR of the previous year

This is the first AQAR report of the IQAC

43  Any other relevant information the institution wishes to add.

Nil

SECTION C:

Outcomes achieved by the end of the year (attach separate sheet if required).

  • Conducted the tutorial sessions  in all the departments considering the context of the locality of the college for better result

  • Most of the faculty members participated in national and regional seminars/workshops and other academic programmes

  • A few teachers presented research papers in seminars and published articles in peer reviews journals.

  • There was an increase in the use of online sources, especially Inflibnet by teachers and students of the college for their study and research purposes

  • Faculty members are more equipped to deal with different categories of students, for which the orientation programme on innovative pedagogical methods provided some tips.

SECTION D:

Plans of the college for the next year

  • To conduct courses in communicative English for students

  • To motivate students to use English for communication in the campus

  • To inspire students for better use of library and online library sources

  • To promote peer learning and IBL among students

  • To give orientation class on how to prepare for competitive examinations

  • To encourage and direct faculty members to apply for research projects from governmental and non-governmental agencies

  • To promote newly appointed teachers to register for Ph.D programme

  • To conduct a workshop/seminar on the use of  ICT in research and knowledge production

  • To organize group discussions by social science, science and commerce faculties to share ideas about teaching-learning processes and research related matters in inter-disciplinary framework.

Chairperson:  Dr. K.K. Musthafa (Principal)

Coordinator:    Dr. Joy Varkey