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UNIVERSITY OF CALICUT INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL (IQAC)
UNIVERSITY OF CALICUT
INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL (IQAC)
CALICUT UNIVERSITY P.O., KERALA 673635
Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR)
Academic Year 2013-14
SUBMITTED TO
NATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION COUNCIL [NAAC]
BANGALORE
The Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) for Academic Year
2013-14
Part – A
1. Details of the Institution
1.1 Name of the Institution
University of Calicut
1.2 Address Line 1
Calicut University P.O.
Address Line 2
City/Town
State
Pin Code
Institution e-mail address
Contact Nos.
Malappuram District
Calicut University P.O.
Kerala
673635
[email protected]
0494 2400252
Name of the Head of the Institution:
Prof.(Dr) M. Abdul Salam
Tel. No. with STD Code:
0494 2407102
Mobile:
9400007800
Name of the IQAC Co-ordinator:
Mobile:
Prof.(Dr) M. Sabu
9447636333
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IQAC e-mail address:
[email protected]
1.3 NAAC Track ID (For ex. MHCOGN 18879) : KEUNCLT001-University of CalicutThenhipalam- Kerala
1.4 NAAC Executive Committee No. & Date:
(For Example EC/32/A&A/143 dated 3-5-2004.
This EC no. is available in the right corner- bottom
of your institution’s Accreditation Certificate)
EC/52/RAR/58 dated 28-3-2010
www.universityofcalicut.info
1.5 Website address:
http://www.universityofcalicut.info/index.php?option=com_content
&task=category&sectionid=4&id=66&Itemid=361
Web-link of the AQAR:
1.6 Accreditation Details
Sl. No.
Cycle
Grade
1
1st Cycle
3
2
nd
2 Cycle
CGPA
B
2.94
Year of
Accreditation
2002
Validity
Period
11/2/2007
2010
27/3/2015
rd
3
3 Cycle
4
4th Cycle
1.7 Date of Establishment of IQAC:
DD/MM/YYYY
07/06/2007
2013-14
1.8 AQAR for the year (for example 2010-11):
1.9 Details of the previous year’s AQAR submitted to NAAC after the latest Assessment and
Accreditation by NAAC ((for example AQAR 2010-11submitted to NAAC on 12-10-2011)
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
AQAR 2010-11 submitted to NAAC on 19th June 2012
AQAR 2011-12 submitted to NAAC on 06th March 2013
AQAR 2012-13 submitted to NAAC on 07th May 2014
AQAR 2013-14 submitted to NAAC on 29th September 2014
1.10 Institutional Status
University
State
X
Central
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Deemed
Private
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Affiliated College
Yes
No
Constituent College
Yes
Autonomous college of UGC
Yes
No
No
Regulatory Agency approved Institution
Yes
No
Men
Women
(eg. AICTE, BCI, MCI, PCI, NCI)
Type of Institution
Co-education
Urban
Financial Status
Rural
Grant-in-aid
UGC 2(f)
Grant-in-aid + Self Financing
Tribal
X
UGC 12B
X
Totally Self-financing
1.11 Type of Faculty/Programme
Arts
X
TEI (Edu) X
Science
X
Engineering X
Others (Specify)
Commerce
X
Health Science
Law
X
X
PEI (Phys Edu)
Management
X
X
Humanities, Medicine, Ayurveda, Homoeo, Dentistry,
Pharmacy & Nursing
1.12 Name of the Affiliating University (for the Colleges)
N.A.
1.13 Special status conferred by Central/ State Government-- UGC/CSIR/DST/DBT/ICMR etc
Autonomy by State/Central Govt. / University
University with Potential for Excellence
UGC-CPE
DST Star Scheme
UGC-CE
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X
UGC-Special Assistance Programme
X
DST-FIST
UGC-Innovative PG programmes
Any other (Specify)
UGC-COP Programmes
2. IQAC Composition and Activities
5
2.1 No. of Teachers
2.2 No. of Administrative/Technical staff
7
2.3 No. of students
2
2.4 No. of Management representatives
3
2.5 No. of Alumni
1
2.6 No. of any other stakeholder and
1
community representatives
2.7 No. of Employers/ Industrialists
1
2.8 No. of other External Experts
2
2.9 Total No. of members
22
2.10 No. of IQAC meetings held
3
2.11 No. of meetings with various stakeholders:
Non-Teaching Staff Students
2
1
No.
Alumni
1
2.12 Has IQAC received any funding from UGC during the year? Yes
If yes, mention the amount
Faculty
Others
No
X
Applied for Rs. 5 Lakhs from UGC
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2.13 Seminars and Conferences (only quality related)
(i) No. of Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/Symposia organized by the IQAC
Total Nos.
International
National
State
1
Institution
Level
(ii) Themes
NAAC Accreditation criteria
2.14 Significant Activities and contributions made by IQAC
Conducted awareness programmes among the staff and students on accreditation
process.
2.15 Plan of Action by IQAC/Outcome
The plan of action chalked out by the IQAC in the beginning of the year towards quality
enhancement and the outcome achieved by the end of the year *
Plan of Action
Achievements
1) Annual assessment of faculty by a
team with external experts
1) Annual Assessment of Faculty
Members with External Experts
were conducted
2) Online payment of remittance to
University
2) Online payment system
introduced
3)
3) Payment made through bank
Bank account to all students and
payment through bank
4) To conduct internal audit of all
departments
4) Audit being conducted
5)
To conduct a workshop for all staff of
the University to create awareness
about NAAC
5)
6)
To keep the premises of
Departments and buildings clean and
develop gardens
6) In the process
Workshop conducted
7) To construct ramp to all office
buildings and departments
7) In progress
8) To speed up the disbursal of
fellowships to Research Scholars
8) Done
9) Earn while Learning
9) Students participated in the
Single Window Admission
Process and got paid
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* Attach the Academic Calendar of the year as Annexure.
2.15 Whether the AQAR was placed in statutory body
Management
Yes
Syndicate
X
No
X
Any other body
Provide the details of the action taken
The AQAR was placed in the IQAC Board
Part – B
Criterion – I
1. Curricular Aspects
1.1 Details about Academic Programmes
Level of the
Programme
Number of
existing
Programmes
PhD
PG
UG
PG Diploma
Advanced Diploma
Diploma
Certificate
Others (M.Phil)
Total
27
37
1
4
1
1
3
20
94
Interdisciplinary
Innovative
Number of
programmes
added during the
year
Number of
self-financing
programmes
Number of value
added / Career
Oriented
programmes
1
1
1
3
1
1
3
9
1
1
2
1
4
0
1
1.2 (i) Flexibility of the Curriculum: CBCS, Elective option
(ii) Pattern of programmes:
Pattern
Number of programmes
Semester
Trimester
Annual
1.3 Feedback from stakeholders* Alumni X
(On all aspects)
Mode of feedback
:
Online
X
Parents X
Manual
X
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Employers X
Students X
Co-operating schools (for PEI)
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1.4 Whether there is any revision/update of regulation or syllabi, if yes, mention their salient
aspects.
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Syllabi is regularly updated which designed to comprise innovative programmes with
contemporary relevance
M.Phil syllabus & M.Ed Syllabus for Education revised during 2013-14. M.Ed
Syllabus follows the National Pattern proposed by National Curriculum Frame work
for Teacher Education.
Value added career oriented, Theatre Arts
Updated syllabi of MA Programmes for 2013 admission onwards. Updating syllabi
of MPhil Programme from 2014 admission onwards. The syllabi are revised in
consistence with the recent trend and development in the discipline Economics. In
addition to this more emphasis is given in the syllabus with regard to computer
application, Mathematics, Statistics and Econometrics. More number of elective
courses are being offered.
1.5 Any new Department/Centre introduced during the year. If yes, give details.
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Department of Environment Science
Department of Sociology
Criterion – II
2. Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
2.1 Total No. of
permanent faculty
Total
Asst.
Professors
61
157
Professors
Others
36
12
139
2.2 No. of permanent faculty with Ph.D.
2.3 No.of Faculty Positions
Recruited (R) and
Asst.
Vacant (V) during the
Professor
year
Associate
Professors
48
R
V
Associate
Professors
R
V
0
38
0
19
Professors
Others
Total
R
V
R
V
R
V
0
16
0
0
0
73
34
2.4 No. of Guest and Visiting faculty and Temporary faculty
16
14
2.5 Faculty participation in conferences and symposia:
No. of Faculty
Attended
Presented
Resource
Persons
International
level
42
48
12
National level
State level
206
179
107
73
118
68
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2.6 Innovative processes adopted by the institution in Teaching and Learning:
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ICT enabled Smart Class Rooms have been used for P.G./M.Phil Teaching &
Learning.
Using Smart Class room with multimedia presentation.
Seminars and Participatory Education.
Continuous evaluation, Tutorial system, more field experiments, practicum,
study tour.
Hands on experiences through field works
Adopting modern models of teaching
Seminars, Project works, school visits, etc.
Interactive methods
Teaching and learning process were made computer savvy using Smart Board
and Powerpoint presentation.
National Seminar in connection with Hindi Fortnight Celebrations
Online and e-learning methods
Gave training for doing Physics experiments with the help of Exp-Eyes a
micro-controller based experimental tool developed by UGC Inter-University
Accelerator Centre, New Delhi. Also gave training to students in the use of
MicroHOPE, a micro-controller development system developed by IUAC, New
Delhi.
Smart class room facility adopted. Software like Maple & Mathematic are used
in the department to motivate students. Video lectures of eminent
personalities from National and Foreign Universities are made use of.
Brain storming, field work, film & documentary screening and group discussion
2.7 Total No. of actual teaching days
during this academic year
180
Revaluation, scrutiny, photocopy, double
valuation, online examination, dissolving false
2.8 Examination/Evaluation Reforms initiated by numbering for faster results, e-payment of
the Institution (for example: Open Book
exam fees, online certificate verification, online
Examination, Bar Coding,
registration, single window for admission, etc.
Quick disposal of degree certificates –
Double Valuation, Photocopy,
introduced digital signature – Question Bank
Online Multiple Choice Questions)
for all subjects.
Special Supplementary Exams on demand for
all courses
2.9 No. of faculty members involved in curriculum
restructuring/revision/syllabus development
as member of Board of Study/Faculty/
Curriculum Development workshop
2.10 Average percentage of attendance of students
72
42
50
89
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2.11 Course/Programme wise distribution of pass percentage:
Title of the Programme
Total no.
of
students
appeared
M.Sc. (Physics)
M.Sc. (Botany)
M.Phil (Botany)
M.Sc. (Zoology)
17
18
6
20
M.Phil (Zoology)
5
Ph.D (Zoology)
M.Com
MBA
M.Phil (Com)
M.A. (Economics)
M.Phil (Economics)
M.A.(Philosophy)
39
51
74
21
23
8
16
M.Phil (Philosophy)
3
Ph.D (Philosophy)
M.A. (Political Science)
M.Phil (Political
Science)
M.A. (Malayalam)
BTA
MTA
MA (Music)
MA (History)
M.Phil (History)
Ph.D (History)
M.Ed
M.Sc (Applied
Psychology)
M.Phil (Psychology)
Ph.D (Arabic)
M.Phil (Arabic)
M.A. (Arabic)
4
20
2
P.G. Diploma (Arabic)
29
M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
M.Sc. (Chemistry)
M.Phil (Chemistry)
M.A. (English)
M.Phil (English)
13
24
9
26
4
Division
Distinction
%
11
65.5
0
I%
II %
53
22.5
40
18
6.5
60
III %
Pass %
82
94.5
100
Result
awaiting
Result
awaiting
0
92
0
0
100
93.24
100
92
100
Result not
published
Result not
published
0
52.63
36.84
100
0
89.47
100
30
45
20
40
24
7
2
58
21
20
15
15
15
60
50
60
60
21
86
20
20
15
15
79
14
0
15
10
10
100
100
100
100
100
100
10
1
88
80
6
25
6
47
99
1
0
Submitted
2
19
0
100
100
100
Result
awaited
Exam not
yet
conducted
22
9
10
100
13
2
0
50
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0
0
40
0
0
0
100
100
100
100
100
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M.Sc (Computer
Science)
M.Phil (Computer
Science)
21
71.4
M.A. (Hindi)
19
M.A. (FHT)
7
M.Phil (Hindi)
8
PG Diploma (Hindi)
15
M.Sc. (Maths)
M.Sc. (M.Phil)
20
3
57
M.Sc. (Statistics)
M.Phil (Statistics)
M.A. (Folklore)
16
3
16
0
100
M.Phil (Folklore)
Ph.D (Folklore)
M.A. (Russian)
M.Phil (Russian)
M.Phil (Sanskrit)
M.A. (Sanskrit)
M.A. (Women’s Studies)
MLISc (Library Science)
M.Phil (M.LISc)
MCJ (Journalism)
M.Tech (Nanoscience)
M.Sc. (Life Science)
4
19
12
5
6
34
16
23
1
21
6
20
23.8
4.76
0
100
Result
not
published
Result
awaited
Result
awaited
Result
awaited
Result
awaited
2
43
0
70
Result
awaited
62.5
0
18.75
0
0
0
81.25
100
Result
awaited
0
0
66.66
8.82
0
68
3
33.33
76.47
100
15
2
0
0
8.82
0
0
44
5
5
28
28
0
90
5
-do-do92
100
100
94.11
100
100
100
100
83
100
2.12 How does IQAC Contribute/Monitor/Evaluate the Teaching & Learning processes:
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DBT (Govt. Of India) Supported M.Sc teaching programme is monitored and evaluated
by the DBT advisory committee. M.Phil. and Ph.D programmes come under the purview
of the Directorate of Research which periodically monitors and evaluates the
programmes in terms of the inputs received from the department on teaching and
research.
IQAC gave training to the faculties for empowering their charisma towards Teaching and
Learning process. Monitor the improvement by regular meeting of the faculty. They
evaluated the points accumulated by each faculty gathered by achieving/attending
different programmes in and outside the University.
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2.13 Initiatives undertaken towards faculty development
Number of faculty
benefitted
Faculty / Staff Development Programmes
Refresher courses – UGC Sponsored
130
UGC – Faculty Improvement Programme
8
HRD programmes
1
Orientation programmes
56
Faculty exchange programme
Nil
Staff training conducted by the university (3
Nos.) – Non-teaching Staff Training conducted
by ASC for University Staff and Staff of
affiliated Colleges – UGC Programme
Short-term Course for the faculties of CUTECs
(Cost Based)
Staff training conducted by other institutions –
Induction Programme for Provisional
Assistants (7 batches) – University sponsored
Summer / Winter schools, Workshops, etc. –
UGC Sponsored (2 Nos.)
Others – Interaction Programme for Ph.D
Research Scholars – UGC Sponsored (1 No.)
97
85
111
105
82
In addition to the above the following Cost based two/three days courses were also organized
by the University Academic Staff College:
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Two Day Short-term Course for CUIET Faculties
Two Day Short-term Course for CUIET Non-teaching staff
Three Day Short-term Course for the Faculties of Self financing Engineering Colleges
2.14 Details of Administrative and Technical staff
Number of
Permanent
Employees
Number of
Vacant
Positions
Number of
permanent
positions filled
during the Year
Number of
positions filled
temporarily
Administrative Staff
1103
546
9
366
Technical Staff
127
46
3
34
Category
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Criterion – III
3. Research, Consultancy and Extension
3.1 Initiatives of the IQAC in Sensitizing/Promoting Research Climate in the institution
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Entrance for research, UGC, SRF, JRF, Moulana Abdul Kalam Azad Fellowship,
ICSSR, Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship, ICMR Fellowship
Ethical committee assessment of Research wherever necessary
Periodical review of Research progress, Course work for Research Preliminary
Qualifying Examination
Doctoral Committee for assessing progress of work and pre submission seminars
Conferences, Workshops, Academic programmes and research projects
Around the year admission, conduct of Doctoral Committee and Research Admission
Committee
Meetings arranged by Directorate of Research for faculty interaction with UGC
Secretary / Secretary of Kerala State Council For Science, Technology and
Environment / one-day workshop on ‘The Art of Writing Project Proposals organised
by the Directorate of Research, Univ. of Calicut.
Organised workshop in research Methodology, workshops for guides, etc.
Started a consultancy unit for rural communication
Steps have been taken to bring maximum funds for research from various funding
agencies like DST, UGC and STEC.
Biometric punching system introduced for Research Scholars.
Speedy disposal of fellowships to Research Scholars.
3.2 Details regarding major projects
Number
Outlay in Rs. Lakhs
Completed
5
84.887
Ongoing
27
604.081
Sanctioned
22
282.004
Submitted
16
220.327
3.3 Details regarding minor projects
Completed
Number
Outlay in Rs. Lakhs
1.15
Ongoing
4.40
Sanctioned
-
Submitted
1
1.47
3.4 Details on research publications
International
National
Others
181
74
2
Non-Peer Review Journal
3
12
9
e-Journals
19
10
0
Conference Proceedings
29
69
3
Peer Review Journals
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3.5 Details on Impact factor of publications:
Range
1 - 3.5
40%
Average
h-index
60%
Nos. in SCOPUS
176
3.6 Research funds sanctioned and received from various funding agencies, industry and other
organisations
Duration
Year
Nature of the Project
Major projects
3
Name of the
funding Agency
UGC
KSCSTE
DST
DBT
Kerala State HigherEducation Council
MoEF
CSIR
Total grant
sanctioned
18,05,600
95,88,551
69,80,000
81,72,200
1,00,000
UGC/MoEF
36,12,648
Minor Projects
Interdisciplinary Projects
Industry sponsored
Projects sponsored by
the University/ College
Students research
projects
Received
19,50,000
14,64,000
(other than compulsory by the
University)
Any other(Specify)
Total
3,36,72,999
3.7 No. of books published
i) With ISBN No. 19
Chapters in Edited Books
52
ii) Without ISBN No. 13
3.8 No. of University Departments receiving funds from
UGC-SAP
5
CAS
DST-FIST
DPE
3.9 For colleges
DBT Scheme/funds 2
Autonomy
CPE
INSPIRE
CE
3.10 Revenue generated through consultancy
3
DBT Star Scheme
Any Other (specify)
Nil
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3.11 No. of
conferences
organized by the
Institution
Level
International National
State
University
College
Number
2
35
19
21
9
Sponsoring DST, DBT,
UGC /
Uty/
University/
Agencies
STEC,
KSCSTE/
PR
UGC/MoEF
CSIR
KSHEC
Dept.,
Central
Govt.of
Institute of
Kerala
Classical
Tamil/National
Translation
Mission
3.12 No. of faculty served as experts, chairpersons or resource persons: 4 80
3.13 No. of collaborations:
International 10
3.14 No. of linkages created during this year
National
15
Any other 7
5
3.15 Total budget for research for current year in lakhs : 266.4
From Funding agency
Total
From Management of University/College
932.452
7.024
939.476
3.16 No. of patents received this
Type of Patent
National
International
Commercialised
Applied
Granted
Applied
Granted
Applied
Granted
year
Number
2
Awaiting decision
3.17 No. of research awards/ recognitions received by faculty and research fellows
Of the institute in the year
Total International National State University Dist College
6
2
3
1
3.18 No. of faculty from the Institution
who are Ph. D. Guides and students
registered under them
133
3.19 No. of Ph.D. awarded by faculty from the Institution
531
75
3.20 No. of Research scholars receiving the Fellowships (Newly enrolled + existing ones)
JRF 10
SRF
Project Fellows
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9
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3.21 No. of students Participated in NSS events:
University level
4
National level
State level
International level
3.22 No. of students participated in NCC events:
University level
State level
National level
International level
3.23 No. of Awards won in NSS:
University level
20
National level
State level
International level
3.24 No.of Awards won in NCC:
University level
National level
State level
International level
3.25 No. of Extension activities organized
University forum
NCC
7
College forum
NSS
6
Any other
44
3.26 Major Activities during the year in the sphere of extension activities and Institutional Social
Responsibility
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Celebrated the International Year of Statistics (IYS-2013) to increase public awareness
of the power and impact of Statistics on all aspect of Statistics and promoting creativity
and development in Statistical Sciences by conducting a National Seminar cum
workshop on 14th & 15 March, 2014.
The Department of Statistics in association with the UGC Career and Counselling Cell in
the University Employment Information and Guidance Bureau organised a one-day
Career Seminar in the Department on 17.03.2014. The objective of the seminar was to
provide an opportunity to motivate the students of M. Sc,/M. Phil./Ph. D by providing
invited talks by experts on the expanding horizons and emerging sectors of statistics
and also to give valuable information on cutting edge technologies, New Research
Areas, Premier Institutions for Higher studies, scholarship details, job opportunities etc.,
Training workshop for youth, adolescents, teachers & parents.
International Conference on Life Skills – Collaboration with CIGI
Communal Harmony Camp
Blood Donation awareness programme
National Integration Programme
Arabic Language Promotion Programme
Arabic Documents attestation and translation for the benefit of the public.
Arabic letter preparation for the public
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Anti-ragging programme
Drug abuse programme
Conducted two Frontier lectures and two lecture series, sponsored by Indian Science
Academies and JNCASR, Bangalore.
National Seminar on “The Reconstructing Sangam Age through the cultural practices of
Kerala” at the School of Folklore Studies, University of Calicut in collaboration with
Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Chennai.
Street Plays for Road Safety (SEU)
Projects (ITFOR) with SNA
Workshop on ‘Compiling glossaries for the disciplines Philosophy and Political Science’
organized by National Translation Mission & Dept. of Philosophy.
Conducted Alumni Meet
Workshop on career development
Conducted seminar on Legal awareness and anti tobacco campaign on 10/06/2013.
Conducted two seminars on ‘Moolyam Amoolyam’ (invaluable values) on 21/08/2013
and 07/11/2013 respectively.
Organized Teachers Day Celebration namely “Guruvandanam” on 05/09/2013
(Teachers day) with the co-operation of History, Philosophy and Folklore Studies
Departments.
Inaugural function of Science Composite Block in association with Dean, Science
Faculty on 25/09/2013.
Conducting weekly Drama Festival on all Fridays for the public from 04.10.2013 (Total
27 Dramas upto March 31).
Conducted Heart Care Medical Camp for public on 12/10/2013.
Co-ordinated the interaction programme of Usthad Amjad Alikhan with the Heads of
various Departments and Directors on 07/11/2013.
Conducting weekly Cinema Festival on all Thursdays for the public from 07.11.2013
(Total 20 Films upto March 31).
Associating with Teaching Departments for the successful conduct of various
programmes.
There were 31 events (Sports & Games) conducted by the University for students.
Organised an interactive session with environmental activities.
Protected greenery in the campus
Maintained the eco-friendliness in the campus
Gave expert opinions in media on economic issues of social relevance.
Awareness classes on environment, health-nutrition and alcohol addiction.
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Report on Extension Activities under UGC XII plan, entitled ‘Workshop and Training
Programs on Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems for Students, Farmers and Small
Scale Entrepreneurs’ carried out at the Department of Physics. The objective was to
give training in microcontrollers and embedded systems to educated youth, farmers and
small scale entrepreneurs to enhance development by improving the quality of life and
economic well-being of people living in rural areas.
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Physics Department conducted Workshops on ‘Microcontrollers and their
applications’ from 24th to 28th March 2014 at University of Calicut. The program
covered the basic architecture of microcontroller, its peripherals like ADC,
Timer/Counter etc., and interfacing different sensor and control elements to it.
Two days Workshop on “Role of Universities in Curbing Atrocities Against Women”
on 6th & 7th March 2014, University Calicut.
International Women’s Day Celebration on March 8th 2014.
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National Seminar on “Early Marriage A Human Rights Perspective” in collaboration
with Academic Staff College, University of Calicut on 17th October 2013.
Safety Net Programme for students in School as part of the extension activity. 2000
students of Govt. Higher Secondary School, Tirurangadi were given classes on
Adolescent Education and Safety Measures by students and faculties of Centre for
Women’s Studies on 6th February 2014.
Invited Lecture by Dr. Suganda Ramamurthy, Associate Prof of Economics at Lady
Doak College, Madurai on “Issues confronting Feminist Research” at Seminar Hall,
Centre for Women’s Studies.
Centre for Women’s Studies in collaboration with MES Mampad College organised UGC
Sponsored Two Day National Seminar on “The Contribution of Socio-Religious,
Economic and Political factors for the development of Women Education With
Special Reference to Malabar” on 17th & 18th February 2014 at MES Mampad College,
Mampad.
One Day Career Seminar for the students of Centre for Women’s Studies on 26th
February 2014.
Centre for Women’s Studies in collaboration with St. Thomas College, Kozhencherry
organised Two Day National Seminar on “Women & Stress in the 21st Century” on
11th & 12th March 2014 at St. Thomas College, Kozhencherry.
Entrepreneurship Development Clubs are being formed in all affiliated colleges.
Best Green Campus Award 2014 has been presented to Christ College, Inrinjalakuda
based on the assessment made by a Committee with Dr.M. Sabu, Dept.of Botany as
Convenor and Director, IQAC.
‘Sadguna Award’ for Best Value Rich Student in each affiliated college and ‘Sadguru
Award’ for the Best Teacher in each college has been instituted and notified.
SDE Fest – Art Festival for School of Distance Education students organized for the first
time in the history of Kerala.
Instituted Best e-Campus Award for recognizing the best e-Governed campus in the
Affiliated Colleges under the University.
D.Litt degree awarded to renowned personalities, Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, Dr. Montek
Singh Ahluwalia and Justice Fathima Beevi.
Calicut University published a book translated into Malayalam (by Dr. M.N. Karassery)
called ‘Rain Rising’ written by Indian Ambassador to U.S., Mrs. Nirupama Rao at an
impressive function in the Calicut University Campus on 02 July 2013.
Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMMRC), University of Calicut hosted the
Prakriti – 2013 Documentary Film Festival of the Consortium for Educational
Communication (CEC), New Delhi. Prof. H. Devaraj, Hon’ble Vice Chairman, University
Grants Commission (UGC) inaugurated the festival. A total of 19 documentaries were
screened in the festival on environment, development and human rights.
The EMMRC’s newest initiative in e-learning dissemination was activated with the
launch of web cast (17/12/2013) of Centre’s and CEC programmes as well as live
lectures. The programmes can now be viewed on http://www.emmrccalicut.org/live.php
Maternity break for mothers without course break permitted for the first time in any
University.
‘Golden Mother’ Award 2014 – Awards distributed to selected mothers to highlight the
contribution of mothers to societal development and nation building and to provide
exemplary models to the youngsters.
University of Calicut declared the First Digital University in Kerala by Honb’le
Minister for Industries and Information Technology, Govt.of Kerala.
Implemented ‘Right to Service Act’ in the University.
Introduced ‘Best Green Campus Award’ – this award is for recognizing the best green
campus in the affiliated colleges under University of Calicut.
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Wellness and Fitness Programme – Conducted Public Wellness Programme and
Mother Wellness Programme in the campus.
‘Agro-Food-Flower Fest 2014’. Good amount of public, students and staff members
participated in the festival.
Drama Festival – A Weekly Drama Festival open to all students, staff and public in
collaboration with Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy.
‘Green Fest 2014’ conducted in the campus – Green Fest 2014 includes exhibition and
sale of seeds, saplings, plants, etc. which is open to students, staff & public.
University Health Centre serves for students, staff and local public too. Around 60,200
patients visited and 4,740 patients were treated as in-patients during the current year.
Students planted fruit plants in the backyard of the Zoology department and they
maintain it.
Conducted a frontier lecture by Dr.T.J.Pandian, National professor, UGC on 25.3.2014.
Celebrated National Science Day on 28th Feb 2014 by conducting one day seminar on
'Science and Scientific Temper".
Job Fair conducted on 26-May-2014 and major business firms participated. A good
number of students got benefitted the campaign.
Conducted a one day training programme for high school and plus two students from
neighbouring schools as part of the extension activity on 31.7.2014.
Criterion – IV
4. Infrastructure and Learning Resources
4.1 Details of increase in infrastructure facilities:
Facilities
Existing
Newly created
Campus area
--
Class rooms
526.36
Acres
57
Source
of Fund
--
--
--
526.36
Acres
57
Laboratories
33
--
--
33
Seminar Halls
16
--
--
16
No. of important equipments purchased
(≥ 1-0 lakh) during the current year.
144
49
UGC
XII Plan
Grant/
SPG/
UGCSAP/
DSTFIST
Value of the equipment purchased during
the year (Rs. in Lakhs)
SPSS Ver.22
LED TV (full
HD) with Blue
ray support /
Podium TV
15.77
4,75,000/1,25,916/1,61,500/52,579/-
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UGC
XII Plan
Grant /
SPG
Total
4.75
lakhs
23.41
lakhs
2.65
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1,53,326/-
lakhs
63,224/-
15.0
lakhs
49,121/88,890/2,48,000/2,64,000/1,20,000/7,50,000/-
Others
1.5
4.2 Computerization of administration and library
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The office administration is fully computerized on DDFS and the
department library system has been modernized having run on KOHA
software.
4.3 Library services:
Existing
No.
Value
4,19,167 2,24,96,554
10,400
22,60,845
Text Books
Reference
Books
e-Books
10,629
Journals
4,320
e-Journals
11,377
Digital
26
Database
CD & Video
6,261
Others (specify)
4.4 Technology up gradation (overall)
8,00,000
Newly added
No.
Value
5,884
66,91,491
809
4,34,123
-172
4
Total
No.
4,25,051
11,209
Value
2,91,88,045
26,94,968
1,0629
4,492
11,381
26
33,850
15,000
1
8,33,850
6,262
Total
Computers
Computer
Labs
Internet
Browsing
Centres
Computer
Centres
Office
Departments
Existing
1560
56
1560
10
11
1340
220
Added
79
20
79
2
--
3
--
Total
1639
76
1639
12
11
1343
220
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4.5 Computer, Internet access, training to teachers and students and any other programme for
technology upgradation (Networking, e-Governance etc.)
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The Department has internet access, apart from the Wi-Fi connectivity
available in the campus. All teachers, non-teaching staff and students have b
internet access through LAN and Wi-Fi. Office staff/Faculty members have
attended training on e-governance.
Participation of teachers in e-content development for CEC through EMMRC.
Conducted training on library software for library staff.
Bioinformatics infrastructure facility for training students, researchers and
teachers in Basic Bioinformatics application.
Official e-mail ID to all students and staff.
Biometric punching to all research scholars
4.6 Amount spent on maintenance in lakhs :
i) ICT
0.95
ii) Campus Infrastructure and facilities
786.044
iii) Equipments
132.670
iv) Others
26.798
Total :
946.462
Criterion – V
5. Student Support and Progression
5.1 Contribution of IQAC in enhancing awareness about Student Support Services
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Students are well informed of the student support services available in the
Department and the University campus.
University fellowship and merit scholarships, awards
Participation of students in training on skill development
Aspire Scholarships
Displays on Notice Boards
Students are given an introduction to the students support services like
library, online resources etc. of University at their joining
Speedy disposal of scholarships
5.2 Efforts made by the institution for tracking the progression
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The Departments complement tracking with several measures such as
seminars/ bridging courses, alumni activities etc.
The student support services introduced by IQAC is timely communicated
to the stake holders.
International assessment, test papers, seminars, projects, continuous
evaluation.
Tests, Seminars, Workshops, Evaluation, etc.
Biometric punching system introduced for all students and staff.
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UG
PG
45+15
1371
(Certificate
Course)
5.3 (a) Total Number of students
Ph. D.
757
Others (M.Phil)
158
(b) No. of students outside the state 31
(c) No. of international students
Men
No %
581 31
10
Women
No
%
1266 69
Last Year
General
SC
ST OBC
311
187
28
This Year
Physically Total
Challenged
669
5
Demand ratio : 1:11
1200
General SC ST OBC
431
223 30
843
Physically
Challenged
Total
9
1536
Dropout: 5%
5.4 Details of student support mechanism for coaching for competitive examinations (If any)
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Special coaching classes for CSIR-UGC JRF/NET/SET Examinations were
conducted under the auspices of the Calicut University Statistics Alumni
Association on holidays during August-December 2013.
One day Seminar on topic “Comparative Literature: Expanding Horizons &
Career prospects” was conducted in collaboration with Calicut University UGC
Cell and Employment Guidance Bureau.
Training for minority groups.
Campus Placements, auditions, workshops, interactions, etc.
Coaching class for IBPS Examination conducted with the financial assistance
of Kerala Youth Welfare Board from 28/9/2013 to 18/10/2013 – 40 candidates
were attended
Coaching class for PSC LD Clerk examination at University Campus from
23/12/2013 to 29/1/2014 under the scheme of Vocational Guidance
programme of Department of National Employment Service (Kerala) – 58
candidates were attended
Coaching class for PSC LD Clerk Examination at Kondotty from 01/1/2014 to
11/2/2014 under the VG Programme of Department of National Employment
Service (Kerala) – 55 candidates were attended
10 day’s Soft Skill training programme for PG students of Calicut University
campus conducted at Tagore Nikethan from 3.3.2014 to 14.4.2014 (UGC
Career & Counselling Cell) – 40 candidates were attended
No. of students beneficiaries
347
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5.5 No. of students qualified in these examinations
NET
22
IAS/IPS etc
SET/SLET
82
State PSC 9
GATE 5
UPSC 3
CAT
Others
15
5.6 Details of student counselling and career guidance
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The Department organised a one-day career seminar in the Department on
17.03.2014 with the objective to provide an opportunity to motivate the students of
M. Sc,/M. Phil./Ph. D by providing invited talks by experts on the expanding
Horizons and emerging sectors of statistics and also to give valuable information on
cutting edge technologies, New Research Areas, Premier Institutions for Higher
studies, scholarship details, job opportunities etc.,
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Career Guidance arranged on 3 areas (1) Comparative Literature-Expanding
Horizons & Emerging Sectors (2) UGC NET Exam preparation. (3) Keys to
enhance communication skill. Selected students were provided with soft skill
development by the CUEBG.
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Consultancy services free of cost for students of Calicut University, provides
counselling, career guidance etc.
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National Level Seminar conducted on Career Opportunities in Education on 10-3-14
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Students counselling and career guidance cell is working. Staff advisors are
assigned to every student.
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Organized Career Guidance Seminar on Career Trends in IT Industry on 13-3-14.
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A one-day career seminar on “Opportunities in Physics” was conducted under the
auspices of UGC-Career and Guidance Cell.
No. of students benefitted
785
5.7 Details of campus placement
On campus
Off Campus
Number of
Organizations
Visited
Number of
Students
Participated
Number of
Students Placed
Number of Students
Placed
11
821
44
36
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5.8 Details of gender sensitization programmes
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Sensitization and Awareness programmes as workshops for youth, college
students, etc.
Visits by NGO’s – 2
Seminar on Women empowerment has been organised
Two days Workshop on “Role of Universities in Curbing Atrocities
Against Women” on 6th & 7th March 2013, University Calicut.
International Women’s Day Celebration on March 8th 2013.
National Seminar on “Early Marriage A Human Rights Perspective” in
collaboration with Academic Staff College, University of Calicut on 17th
October 2013.
Safety Net Programme for students in School as part of the extension
activity. 2000 students of Govt. Higher Secondary School, Tirurangadi were
given classes on Adolescent Education and Safety Measures by students
and faculties of Centre for Women’s Studies on 6th February 2014.
Invited Lecture by Dr. Suganda Ramamurthy, Associate Prof of
Economics at Lady Doak College, Madurai on “Issues confronting
Feminist Research” at Seminar Hall, Centre for Women’s Studies.
Frequent seminars, talks, film shows, various competitions like essay writing
competitions etc were conducted at the department on gender issues.
The entire syllabus is based on gender.
Students are also given training to conduct gender sensitisation classes to
the public. Students regularly used to take gender sensitisation classes as
part of their field work and also according to the demands of various
institutions.
5.9 Students Activities
5.9.1
No. of students participated in Sports, Games and other events
State/ University level
414
National level
International level
No. of students participated in cultural events
State/ University level
5.9.2
37
National level
13
International level
No. of medals /awards won by students in Sports, Games and other events
Sports : State/ University level
42
National level
Cultural: State/ University level
8
National level
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International level
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5.10 Scholarships and Financial Support
Financial support from institution
Number of
students
Amount
112
Rs. 77,78,742
Rs.6,000 pm,
Rs.40,000
2,16,000
1,62,500
Rs.16,000
Rs.16,000
Rs.6,000
Rs.60,000pm
Rs.4,000pm
Rs. 1,20,000
Rs.12,000
Rs.5,000 pm
Rs.4,750 pm
Rs.6,000 pm
Financial support from government
Financial support from other sources
478 (E-Grantz),
UGC JRF & SRF,
CSIR, ICMR,
SNSPIRE,RGNF,
PMEC
126 (UGC-MANS
JRF & ICMR JRF,
SRF)
Aspire Scholarship
to PG students,
DBT BioCare
Project/
Lakshadweep
grant
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Rs. 3,59,81,942
Rs.2,03,876
Rs.4,500
Rs.17,28,000
Rs.2,16,000
Rs.2,35,000
Rs.5,88,600
Rs. 7,425
Rs.5,925
Rs.16,000
Rs.50,000pm
Rs.3,000pm
Rs.18,000pm
Rs.16,000pm
Rs.13,500pm
Rs. 6,96,580
Rs. 12,000pm
Rs.13,500pm
Rs.18,500pm
Rs.12,00,000
Rs.1,20,000
Rs.93,810
Rs.1,59,015
Rs. 10,00,799
Rs. 16,000
Rs.4,32,000
Rs.3,60,000
Rs. 4,750
Rs.16,000
Rs.12,000
Rs.2,00,000pm
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Rs.16,000
Rs. 14,500pm
Rs. 4,800
Rs. 16,000
Rs.16,000pm
Rs.17,600pm
Rs.14,050pm
Number of students who received
International/ National recognitions
5.11
Student organised / initiatives
Fairs
: State/ University level 2
Exhibition: State/ University level 1
51
National level
1
National level
Rs.6,00,000
International level
International level
No. of social initiatives undertaken by the students 24
5.12
5.13 Major grievances of students (if any) redressed:
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Wi-Fi connection provided to all students
Introduced e-payment system
Institutional e-mail ID provided to all students
Enhanced hostel facilities
Started disbursement of Fellowships through bank account
Laboratory facilities enhanced
Furniture provided
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Criterion – VI
6. Governance, Leadership and Management
6.1 State the Vision and Mission of the institution
Vision is to create a vibrant learning environment founded on value based academic
principles that foster collaboration, a culture of accomplishment and strong support of
ethnic and intellectual diversity wherein all involved shall contribute effectively,
efficiently and responsibly .
Mission is to provide
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Highest quality Post Graduate and Doctoral education as per
international standards.
State-of-the-art research facilities with the upgraded laboratory
facilities time to time.
Strong partnerships with industries, government agencies,
professional societies and local communities.
Extension and consultancy services to government, private, public and
industrial sectors
To develop a centre of excellence in Statistics in the region and to provide high
quality training and research in Statistics
To develop the present department into a Centre of excellence in Comparative
Literary studies and foreign languages such as Russian, French, German,
Spanish and Chinese provided sufficient permanent faculty with specialisation in
Comparative Literature and foreign languages are sanctioned in future.
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To provide educational opportunities to young men and women desirous of
making a career in the field of Commerce and Management
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The DBT (Govt.of India) supported M.Sc. teaching programme is aimed at
Human Resource Development in the field of Biotechnology.
Propagate Hindi as official language, creation of Hindi awareness, create
atmosphere for research in Hindi Language & Literature.
To create a world class centre of excellence for pursuing interdisciplinary
research in Nanoscience and Technology and to impart high quality post graduate
education to students in all frontier areas of Nanoscience and Technology
To generate knowledge in the functional biology areas like Microbiology,
Biochemistry and Human Physiology with the aiming of its dissemination among
the students of Malabar region of Kerala.
Impart the best possible facilities to the students and equip them to be self reliant
learners and researchers with accountability to the society.
To introduce Integrated M.Sc/M.Phil/Ph.D programme
To revive MTS & NP for Mathematics graduate students.
The ultimate goal of women empowerment could be achieved only through a
change in the mindset of the women and men. The Centre for Women’s Studies
will be committed to bring about social change through its academic programmes,
seminars, workshops and community services.
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6.2 Does the Institution has a management Information System
Yes. All orders and decisions will be updated in the DDFS (Digital
Document Filing System)
6.3 Quality improvement strategies adopted by the institution for each of the following:
6.3.1 Curriculum Development
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Through continual revision of syllabi under CCSS, more exposure to
application.
PG, M.Phil, Ph.D programmes are interdisciplinary. Curriculum syllabi
is revised every three year.
Conducted workshops.
Syllabus revamping mechanism – Periodical updating and revision of
PG teaching programme done as per guidelines of DBT (Govt.of
India) to keep abreast of the development in the areas of study.
Department Council and Board of Studies
Entrusted the faculty members to revise the curriculum of the courses
Conducting workshops for syllabus revisions. Revisions implemented
regularly in 2-3 years
6.3.2 Teaching and Learning
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Teaching-learning process has been integrated with computers,
supported by ICT enabled smart classrooms, OHP/LCD projectors.
Modern Teaching Methods using ICT, Smart Board, TV, Projector are
made used of regularly.
Tutorial system, seminars, projects, field work
Conducted workshops
All modern facilities used for teaching and learning.
Modern teaching aids and digital technology is being used. Journal
club presentations and discussions also have helped in enhancing
better learning and comprehension beyond limits of the curriculum
Time to time revision of the syllabus for getting admission to students
in leading Mathematical institution like TIFR, IISC, ISI. Etc. and for
qualifying in the NET exam.
Student evaluation of teachers
6.3.3 Examination and Evaluation
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The examination and evaluation are done based on a
transparent system as required by the CCSS regulation of the
University.
The department carries out Internal & External exams &
evaluation as per university’s instructions as part of teaching
process (80% external and 20% internal evaluation).
Double valuation, Internal Assessment, Test paper and Seminar
through continuous evaluation, viva voce.
Conducted workshops
Centralised valuation system with internal assessment
Examination system completely transparent – answer scripts are
returned to students and model answers discussed in detail.
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6.3.4 Research and Development
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The Department conducts monthly seminar programme by scholars with
the objective of introducing the new trends and development in the
subject and giving a forum to share and exchange new ideas .
Major areas of research activities include Comparative Literary studies,
under taking Translation projects and other Research projects.
Conducted workshops
Internal evaluation for Masteral research proposals on specified criteria
being followed
Ph.D, M.Phil and Research Projects
Digitalised Library audio visual support
Applied for new research projects to UGC and other research funding
agencies
Latest research article presentations every week from high impact
journals keep the students and teachers updated on research and
development. Periodical invited lectures by acclaimed scientists are also
arranged.
4th Semester is exclusively for project work. Student can pursue
research work in parent department or any other institution or
universities in India.
Facilities like XRD, AFM and radiation detectors are installed.
Attended/participated in International and National/Regional Seminars,
Symposia and Conferences and presented research findings.
6.3.5 Library, ICT and physical infrastructure / instrumentation
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Department library is fully computerized with full time Librarian.
Smart class rooms established
Inflibnet facility is introduced.
Installed KOHA Library software for automation o library work
Each year the latest books are selected from books displayed
by suppliers. Equipments/Instruments are maintained in
departmental common equipment facilities
6.3.6 Human Resource Management
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In Russian Department, only 3 permanent faculty members are
there at present. Department requires more faculty with
specialization in Comparative Literature. Department also
requires a full time Section Officer.
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Meeting of the Departmental Council to monitor and manage the
human resources available in the Depts.
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Physics students are being selected for Ph.D. in reputed national
institutes and get appointed regularly.
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6.3.7 Faculty and Staff recruitment
Permanent faculty members to be recruited. Guest Lecturers appointed
for all vacant posts on hourly basis.
6.3.8 Industry Interaction / Collaboration
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Faculty members , research scholars and students of the
department maintain good interaction and collaboration with some
industries and organizations through academic projects.
Collaboration with C-MET, Pune
The Department is currently having collaboration with Pondicherry
University, Cochin University, Bharathiyar University, NIT Calicut,
and NIT Trichy. Collaboration with international Universities is
under process (Nano Science)
Collaboration with KSOM under consideration (Maths)
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6.3.9 Admission of Students
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Through single window admission procedure.
Admissions to all programmes are done every year.
Through Entrance Test and group discussion for MBA
admission.
The Department Council discusses and handles the admission
of students to the various courses as per University and UGC
Regulations
P.G. admission for Biotechnology through All India Combined
Entrance Test conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University.
PG students are admitted on merit basis. M.Phil & Ph.D
students are admitted through Entrance Examination. FIP
candidates are also considered for M.Phil & Ph.D.
JRF/CSIR/KSCSTE scholars will get admission for the Ph.D.
Programme directly without writing any entrance examination
subject to the availability of guides.
6.4 Welfare schemes
Teaching
Non teaching
Students
Staff Welfare Fund
Staff Welfare Fund
Enough infrastructure and technology
facilities are provided.
Post-Metric Educational Concession.
Scholarships to students from
Departmental Alumni.
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6.5 Total corpus fund generated
6.6 Whether annual financial audit has been done
Yes
X
No
6.7 Whether Academic and Administrative Audit (AAA) have been done?
External
Audit Type
Internal
Yes/No
Agency
Yes/No
Authority
Academic
Yes
Concerned
Dean of Faculty
and External
Expert
Yes
Dept.
Administrative
Yes
Govt. Auditor/
CAG
Yes
University Audit
Section
6.8 Does the University/ Autonomous College declare results within 30 days?
For UG Programmes
Yes
X*
No
X
(*For some programmes)
For PG Programmes
Yes
X*
No
(*For some programmes)
6.9 What efforts are made by the University/ Autonomous College for Examination Reforms?
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Meeting with Teacher’s Association and Students representatives,
talks with NIELIT for online examination, MCQ, post exam schedule
to expedite results.
Special Supplementary Exams on demand for all subjects
6.10 What efforts are made by the University to promote autonomy in the affiliated/constituent
colleges?
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Encourages colleges to apply for autonomy. UGC team visited some of the
affiliated colleges as a part of providing autonomy.
University authorities are members in the committee for identifying colleges
for autonomy.
Expenses sharing, strict monitoring of the conduct of examinations,
certificates will be issued by the University
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6.11 Activities and support from the Alumni Association
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The Alumni Association (CUSTAA) conducted coaching classes for NET
during August-December 2013.
Annual meet and other functions are being conducted
Instituted a scholarship of Rs. 1000/- to the topper in every M.Sc. Physics
batch by Physics Alumni.
Conducted creativity workshop
Establishment endowment for M.Ed. students.
Alumni Associations of the Department conducts coaching programme for
UGC/CSIR/GATE exam
An internet based ‘Biotech Dhaba‘ has been floated by the Biotechnology
alumni for rendering help to the students passing out of the department
A program was conducted to honour the Bhatnagar Award winner, Dr.
Sathees Raghaven, IISc Bangalore, an alumni of the department of
Zoology and he delivered a lecture.
6.12 Activities and support from the Parent – Teacher Association
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PTA support for student development and cultural programmes
Support department journal
PTA supports needy and poor students by providing scholarship. PTA
also provides financial support for the maintenance activities of the
Departments.
A developmental grant is generated yearly to extend financial support
for departmental activities
6.13 Development programmes for support staff
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Training, Seminar, workshops, etc. are conducted
Various short term training courses are being conducted by the UGCAcademic Staff College of the University
Orientation as well as Refresher courses
6.14 Initiatives taken by the institution to make the campus eco-friendly
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The premises and surroundings of the Department are kept clean and tidy. Waste
baskets are kept at selected places for organising wastes.
The class rooms, library, corridors & premises of the dept. are always kept tidy.
Students participate in cleaning programmes.
Rain water harvesting
Tree planting
Actively supporting the campus development works and beautification. Support
the NSS.
Given instruction and advice to the students to keep the campus eco friendly
Well maintained botanical garden
Planting of trees, landscaping, plastic/wall poster-free/tobacco-free campus
Reduced the usage of paper by depending more e-communications and making
use of DDFS to reduce paper files.
Introduced e-Communication.
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Criterion – VII
7. Innovations and Best Practices
7.1 Innovations introduced during this academic year which have created a positive impact on
the functioning of the institution. Give details.
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DDFS & Wi-Fi internet connectivity
Seminar presentations are made by PG students & Research scholars using smart
board & power point presentations from 2013 onwards.
Student support scheme
Smart class rooms with LCD projector introduced which help teaching making it
more effective.
Biometric punching system introduced
Motivated e-learning, conducted Seminar & Workshop
Published handbook of the department.
Newly introduced store management system which is well maintained with the help
of all faculty members without a permanent store keeper. The measurable
outcome of this process was, to economise the use of chemicals, maintenance of
proper stock and need based purchase of chemicals and glassware (Life Science)
Class room teaching has been made more effective with the introduction of
multimedia facilities (Physics)
7.2 Provide the Action Taken Report (ATR) based on the plan of action decided upon at the
beginning of the year
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The department could take active part in creative theoretical studies of
various practical situations from the modelling point of view. All faculty
members are actively involved in research and extension works and
contributed significantly to enhance the subject knowledge through their
research work.
Activities if the department are conducted in time as per the Action plan
taken at the beginning of the year.
Conducted most of the programmes designed by the Department in the last
year.
Class room teaching finished within the timeframe
Test papers conducted
Invited lectures and seminars organized
Arranged archive with online access
Tried to achieve the targets. More efforts are being put to increase the
number and quality of research output.
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7.3 Give two Best Practices of the institution (please see the format in the NAAC Self-study Manuals)
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Training on Statistical Computing and Statistical Data Analysis ;
Organizing Seminars/Workshops /Academic deliberations on recent trends in
Statistics.
Students regularly work in the library.
Students engage in Translation project every year.
Consultancy services, 2 national programmes, social extension programmes,
many workshops
Self help group of the students
Self study support group
UGC NET coaching camp
Active Alumni association organising academic programmes of the students
every year to develop a link between present and past batches
Redressal and adalath for the grievances for the staff and students
Quality Circle formed. Collegiality enhancement programme
1. Department Journal Club – weekly Presentation by the P.G. Students on the
latest articles from high Impact journals such as Nature, Cell and Science
(Biotechnology)
2. Remedial personalized coaching to weak students.
3. Timely publication of results and completion of course.
Provides research facilities including software like MATLAB.
Planting trees and propagating aforestation.
Bio-waste disposal in a scientific manner using the biopedestal columns
developed by one of the senior retired faculty (Life Science)
Impart mutual support among faculty members for teaching and research
(Physics)
7.4 Contribution to environmental awareness / protection
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Supporter of all activities on environmental issues organised in the
university.
Awareness to protect our environment is imparted to students as part of
curriculum.
Trips to wild life sanctuary and reserved forests.
Supporting the NSS Programmes
Celebration of Earth Day through planting trees
Celebrated Environment Day in June 5, with tree planting and an invited
lecture
Planting trees, gardening and cleaning surroundings
Conducted workshop/Seminar on environmental issues
Planting of trees, landscaping, and plastic/wall poster-free/tobacco-free
campus.
Awareness classes conducted by faculty members in the academic staff
college and to general public in association with peoples science
movements
Tries to minimise the use of plastics
Keep the premises clean
Introduced Best Green Campus Award
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7.5 Whether environmental audit was conducted?
Yes
No
7.6 Any other relevant information the institution wishes to add. (for example SWOT Analysis)
Strengths:
 Name and fame – positive reputation in the external community.
 Quality education at affordable cost.
 There is strong and high level interaction between faculty, staff and
students.
 Comprehensive curriculum package – CCSS in force at PG level and
hence updated curriculum.
 Dedicated and expert faculty.
 Effective and reliable campus network include full free Wi-Fi access.
 Availability of adequate space even for future expansion
 Botanical park attracts appreciation
 Excellent Biodiversity
 Visually impaired facility
 Centre sophisticated Instrumentation Facility
 Excellent library facility
Weaknesses:
 Faculty service to larger community.
 Understaffing at many levels
 Lack of interaction between industry and academia.
 Student preparedness (academic) at entry
 Limited course diversity while wide range possible
 Less collaborations with outside institutions
 Aging technology and equipment
 Failure to find funding from alternate sources of revenue
 Inadequate funding.
Opportunities:
 Availability of new academic programmes.
 Coming up of school system in the University for more
interdisciplinary and inter-departmental programmes.
 Online opportunities worldwide.
 Tap into various industries – health care/medical, business etc. in the
region for possible collaboration/interaction.
 Partner with neighboring institutions/universities.
 Growth potential in the vast campus.
 Technological advances.
 New construction and renovation.
 Increased regional, national and international recognition through
targeted marking.
 Changing preference of the community for higher education.
 Positive changes in the approach to higher education offer
opportunities to diversify.
 Establishment of interdisciplinary centres.
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Threats:
 Reduced public funding of higher education to universities
 State budget crisis.
 Growing competition from other universities in the state/country.
 Economic slowdown in the country.
 Lack of knowledge about Higher Education among public and hence
negative public perception.
 Changing technology.
 Inadequate funding even for important maintenance
SWOT analysis is conducted to access the strength and weakness of the
programmes and teaching, learning activities.(eg:- evaluation of programmes,
courses, Teacher performance are collected from students and measures for
rectification of weak points are discussed in the DC.
8. Plans of institution for next year
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Statistics Department wishes to address several societal and industrial problems
through modern statistical methodologies. It is also intended to carry out some
research project s on emerging areas of Statistics including the ‘Official Statistics’.
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Russian Department conduct the existing programmes offered in a more effective way
such as:o Promote research activities.
o Conduct Seminars & workshops on Translation as and when funds are
provided by the University.
o Full fill the action plan laid in the beginning of the year 2014.
o To bring out proceedings of the UGC National Seminar held in March
2014.
o To bring out Departments’ Research Journal “Assonance”.
Build a multi lingual Seminar cum Conference Hall for Malayalam Dept. to enrich
learning community, to develop scholars and students who can learn multi languages
one another and can contribute lot for a multi literate global society.
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Psychology Department intends to conduct Workshop for specific groups on the basis
of objective:
o Head teachers
o College teachers
o Voluntary workers
o Suicide intervention program for community
o Direct intervention at Kadalundi, Malappuram
o Indirect intervention through training of volunteers at Mullankolly, Wayanad
o Life Skill Training workshop for different groups
o Youth
o Adolescent groups
University plans to conduct various talks and seminars.
Start of M.Ed with specialization in Educational Technology subject to funding from
RUSA.
Promoting academic activities and research to new heights raising faculties for the
same.
School of Drama intends to start IUC adjourned to Department of Economics stating
MA Financial Economics & Financial Engineering.
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24-10-2014
04-11-2014
16-09-2014
06-11-2014
UG VI
Sem
(2011
Admn)
12-3-2014
03-3-2014
28-02-2014
19-03-2014
UG IV
Sem
(2012
Admn)
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11-11-2014
26-5-2014
28-02-2014
04-4-2014
31-03-2014
06-06-2015
20-11-2014
16-09-2014
04-11-2014
24-10-2014
02-6-2014
UG III
Sem
(2013
Admn)
15-11-2013
29-11-2014
14-5-2014
28-02-2014
10-4-2014
31-3-2014
15-11-2013
II Sem
(2013
Admn)
25-5-2015
02-6-2014
29-7-2015
09-01-2015
27-9-2014
4-12-2014
24-11-2014
01-7-2014
I Sem
(2014
Admn)
13-6-2014
UG V
Sem
(2012
Admn)
01-11-2013
Publication of results
Date of pass Board
meeting
CV Camps
Forwarding of scripts to
valuation camps
Collection of answer
scripts from centres
University Examinations
Examination notification
Semester end Practical
Examinations
Forwarding of internal
marks to University
Ending of Classes &
Publication of internal
marks
Commencement of
classes
Annexure
ACADEMIC CALENDAR OF AFFILIATED ARTS & SCIENCE COLLEGES FOR
UG COURSES FOR THE YEAR 2013-14
UG –
UG –
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14-11-2014
24-11-2014
01-10-2014
21-11-2014
PG IV
Sem
(2012
Admn)
13-6-2014
23-6-2014
02-5-2014
18-6-2014
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07-01-2015
20-6-2014
16-5-2014
29-4-2014
19-6-2014
01-01-2014
II Sem
(2013
Admn)
10-6-2015
01-7-2014
22-7-2015
02-01-2015
31-10-2014
29-12-2014
19-12-2014
01-8-2014
I Sem
(2014
Admn)
04-10-2014
PG III
Sem
(2013
Admn)
30-12-2013
Publication of results
Date of pass Board
meeting
CV Camps
Forwarding of scripts to
valuation camps
Collection of answer
scripts from centres
University Examinations
Examination notification
Semester end Practical
Examinations
Forwarding of internal
marks to University
Ending of Classes &
Publication of internal
marks
Commencement of
classes
ACADEMIC CALENDAR OF AFFILIATED ARTS & SCIENCE COLLEGES FOR
PG COURSES FOR THE YEAR 2013-14
PG –
PG –
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