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C. M. College

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C M College is located in Darbhanga, India near Quila Ghat on the bank of the Bagmati River This college provides higher education in the arts and humanities The faculty of the college consists of 68 well-qualified, permanent teachers, who are supported by a non-teaching staff of 59 The college has a well-stocked library, computer centre, health care centre, hostel, and housing for faculty and staff There is a bank and post office located on campus

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  • C M Science College, Darbhanga

Media coverage of CM College, Darbhanga, Bihar NAAC report of CM College Section 1 : Preface The Chandradhi Mithila CM College Darbhanga volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council NAAC and conducted the preliminary self-study in early 2003 The self-study report was submitted to NAAC by the institution in November 2003 A PEER Team was constituted by the council to visit the institution and validate the self-study report

The Peer team consisting of Prof SNBehera, former Vice-Chancellor, Berhampur University as Chairperson and Professor DrNihar Ranjan Patnaik, Professor of History, Ravenshaw Autonomous College, Cuttack as Member Co-ordinator visited the institution for two days during 19 and 20 January 2005

The CMCollege, a coeducational institution and a constituent college of LNMithila University is situated in an area covering 18205 acres and was established in 1938 Presently it has 3211 students, out of which 3058 are in under graduate level and 160 in post-graduate PG studies The college offers 29 programmes including 13 UG, 08 PG, 07 Vocational and 01 certificate courses The institution has got UGC recognition under 2f in 1976 The college has an urban location

The college has well qualified teaching faculty with the strength of 68, all of them being permanent teachers There are 59 members as non-teaching staff The college has a well stocked central library, Computer centre, Health care centre, Hostel, Housing for teaching and non teaching staff, a cycle shed and a bank and post office in the campus

The PEER team carefully perused and analyzed the self-study report submitted by the institution During the institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the Departments and the facilities, and interacted with various constituents of the institution The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were visited The PEER team also interacted at length with the representative of the University, the Head of the institution, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni associated with the institution Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the PEER team has taken the value judgment The assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are given in the following pages On behalf of the NAAC, Dr BRManjunath, the Academic consultant coordinated the visit of NAAC team

Section 2 : Criterion wise Analysis Criterion I : Curricular Aspects Established in 1938, CMCollege has the distinction of being the first college in entire Mithilanchal region and till date it is the leading college of Darbhanga with only Arts & Commerce stream As a constituent institution of LNMithila University, the college follows the syllabi prescribed by the University in non-semester annual pattern Besides Commerce, the college provides teaching in twelve subjects viz English, History, Economics, Political Science, Maithli, Philosophy, Psychology, Hindi, Mathematics, Urdu & Persian, Sociology and Sanskrit The college has 22 programmes out of which 13 in under-graduate level and 08 in post-graduate level There is also one certificate course in 'Saral Sanskrit Sambhyasm', a course for Bachelor in Computer Application and some vocational courses

The programmes are of conventional nature, It is because, institution is working as a constituent unit of LNMithila University Therefore, college has little scope to frame its own syllabi But the syllabus committees of the University comprises invariably one member of each subject from this college This enables the teachers of the college to work in curricula design, review and updating The academic programmes of the college seem to be flexible with elective options, Non-core options and horizontal mobility

The college has taken a positive step in introducing a certificate course in 'Saral Sanskrit Sambhyasam' and another course for Bachelor in Computer Application BCA Furthermore, 6 vocational courses are recently sanctioned by the UGC from academic year 2005-2006 in following subjectsA Under Arts & Social Science -i Creating Writing & Translation ii Journalism iii Library and Information Science B Under Faculty of Commerce - i Hospitality & Catering Management ii E-Commerce iii Foreign Trade

No academic audit has been done for the college by the university

Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation Admission to the different subject courses of the college is based on the students' academic records in certain cases written tests and viva-voice are conducted for admission Interaction with the concern faculty members and the students is encouraged to assess students' knowledge and skill for concerned programmes

Different departments organized tests including Terminal Test Examination to assess students' knowledge and skill They are also assessed through home task and students-teachers interactions The college provides bridge/remedial course to educationally disadvantaged students by taking separate classes for them To motivate the students, group discussion, seminars, symposia are organized by different departments For each academic session, the teacher prepare teaching plan for the academic session and accordingly they finish the course Progress in teachings is monitored through concerned Head of the Departments and extra classes are taken to finish the course One overhead projector set is available in the college as a teaching aid Some department arranged field study programmes

The college has 68 permanent teachers out of which there are 57 PhD and 01 MPhil holders In 2002-2003 academic session, out of 240 working days, there are 164 teaching days of the college The teachers attending the National seminars, Orientation course and Refresher course of the concern- ed subjects

Teachers are recruited on requisition of the college to the University and from University to Bihar State University Constituent Colleges Service Commission, Patna The Commission conduct written test and viva-voice

The panel of names recommended by the Commission are placed before the Syndicate of the University for approval On approval of the Syndicate, appointments are made by the Vice-chancellorThe college can appoint any part-time or guest teachers on adhoc basis, when it is required as in case of BCA classes Payment of their salaries is met from UGC fund as in case of BCA classes or college fund collected from the students

Criterion III : Research Consultancy and Extension The college encourages the teachers to conduct research by giving study-leave and adjusting teaching schedule67% of teachers are engaged in research work in the college Under the teachers 34 scholars have registered as full-time scholars for PhD degree and 18 as part-time scholars A major research project has been received by the college with total outlay of Rs 3,35100/-

The teachers of the college use to participate in the Seminars, Workshop and Symposia

College has its extension activities such as Community development, Social Work, Health & Hygiene awareness, Adult education and Literacy, AIDS awareness and Environmental awareness The college motivates the students to participate in extension activities by awarding certificates for good work It also does its plan and work in extension activities through NGO and GO These are conducted mostly by the NSS and NCC units

Departmental seminars are conducted regularly Besides, college level seminars are held in which college students and staff members take part actively

Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources CMCollege has an area of 18205 Acres located in an urban area like Darbhanga The college has a good building containing Principal chamber, Office, Classrooms, Students Common rooms, IGNOU and big cycle stand Besides there are separate rooms for every departments, a health care centre and a swimming poolA gigantic Multipurpose Hall is under construction

The college has maintained its infrastructure through internal resources The college has spacious and well-ventilated classrooms The college has 2 storey students hostel having 125 seats, recreation rooms, superintendent office, mess, a guestroom and gardenThere is also an orchad and some land utilized for cultivation

The college has 27 quarters for teaching and non-teaching staff There is also a Principal quarters The college library is with reading room and book bank facility It has nearly 80,000 books There are 700 old collected journals in the library There is no computerization process or audio-visual and reprographic facilities in the library The library remains open on all working days from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm There is an advisory committee of the library Inter-library exchange system does not work in the college But library contains very good collections, which are rarely found in other reputed colleges

The college does not have a central computer facility But for administrative and teaching work there is a computer in the college which is used by different departments as well as office when required BCA laboratory has 8 computers with Networking Recently a grant of Rs 55000/- ie Non-Recurring grant of Rs 45000/- for the purchase of additional computer facilities and Recurring grant of Rs 10,000/- for Internet connectivity has been sanctioned by the UGC to the college

There is a playground for outdoor games and a common room for indoor games One permanent PTI has been posted to provide the knowledge on physical education to the students Participation of the students in State or University level meets is satisfactory

One doctor on call come to the college for student health care

The grievance redressal mechanism works in the college The Principal and his Advisory committee look into the complaints It is learnt that there was a beautiful garden in the college campus, which was washed away by the devastating flood of the last year

Criterion V : Students support and Progression The college published an updated prospectus reflecting various course offered, hostel facilities, eligibility criteria, fee structure, different societies etc

The students' strength is 3051 in UG and 160 in PG The students are of state of Bihar But few students of the college are from NEPAL and a student from Korea The pass percentage of the students, as stated for the batch of 2002 is 913% in UG and in PG result is awaited The dropout rate, as for the batch of 2002 is 184% in UG and 248% in PG

Scholarship for SC, BC and Physically handicapped students are given by the State Government College arranges some financial aids for the needy students provided by various Trust in addition to the poor boys fund

The college has no employment and placement cell

The college tries to provide a variety of recreational facilities to the students in the campus

There is no Alumni Association in the college

The college publishes a magazine annually Criterion VI : Organization and Management CMCollege of Darbhanga was established in 1938 and it is one of the oldest colleges of Bihar This is a constituent of the LNMithila University, Darbhanga Being a constituent college of the University, it has no separate Governing Body

There are different committees in the college which have been demarcated with the area of their responsibilities The objectives and functions the committees ensure decentralization and transparency of administration The Principal with the help of departmental council and Staff Council monitored and coordinate the academic and administrative function of the college

College prepares its annual budget The expenditure for the year 2004-2005 was Rs24551881/- The receipt of the college for 2004-2005 is Rs2538089/- Financial resources of the college come mainly from student's fees, Govt grant and self-financing courses

The college has system of internal audit Generally, a Chartered Accountant is being appointed by the University to conduct the internal audit of the college The report of internal auditor for the year 2003-2004 has been satisfactory on the whole

No loan facility is available to the employees except for loans from their own provident fund

The Principal has the responsibility of monitoring the performance of Non-teaching staff There is no staff development programme for training of the non-teaching staff

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices The PEER Team has identified some good practices designed to improve the administration and academic performance of the college These are listed below

  • The quality of research of the college teachers is of very high standard
  • Involvement of teachers in teaching and extra curricular activities is praiseworthy
  • The college has a democratic and participative administration There are several committees with specific responsibility relating to overall planning, admission of students, examination, extension work, cultural activities etc The committees ensure transparency in the administration
  • Through NCC and NSS the college inculcates civic responsibilities among the students
  • The students-teachers relation is very excellent
  • The college promotes students for state level sports
  • The college has a very good hostel and it is maintained nicely
  • The result of the college students in every year is very good and students shine as University toppers

Section 3: Overall Analysis The Peer team, after going through the self-study report and after its visit to various academic and physical facilities, is very much impressed by the progress of the CMCollege in imparting instruction in many branches of learning with a view to provide for research and advancement and decimination of knowledge which is the goal of the institution The College has earned a reputation for imparting quality education and sense of discipline to the younger generation

The peer team considers that there are a number of features of CMCollege's approach to quality assurance and standards which it would wish to commend Also, the peer team would like to bring to the attention of the college certain concerns for its consideration

a Commendations: The Peer team would like to commend the institution for the following aspects:

  • encouragement and support given by the University to the institution, which happens to be a constituent college,
  • dedication and commitment of the teaching and non-teaching staff to the welfare of the college,
  • effective leadership and good human relationship resulting in efficient teamwork,
  • strict discipline maintained in the institution which is amply reflected among its students,
  • promotion of research resulting in publication of many books, one departmental journal, and research articles in the national journals,
  • smooth functioning of the tutor-ward system that facilitates the monitoring of the students, from the point of view of their academic and personal welfare in general and also for running of the remedial classes for the academically weaker students,
  • facilitating aspect of the institution to promote student participation and achievement in sports,
  • adequacy, maintenance and future planning of infra-structure including the planning of the construction of a multipurpose hall which is in progress,
  • the existence of a library with an excellent collection of books which fulfills the requirement of researchers in many subject,
  • the availability of a vast area of land, which is conducive for expansion and future development of the college
  • Many teachers have won awards at the level of the state as well as from outside the state
  • Existence and maintenance of a good boys hostel, where the superintendent takes extra care to look into the comforts of its inmates

Recommendations: Keeping in view the future plans of the institution the Peer team would like to recommend the following to the institution for its consideration:

  • While the Peer team appreciates the overall mission of the college, which is imparting quality education for carrying out research and the development of knowledge, the college should identify specific objective and make strategic plans to attain the same, in the present context
  • The college may explore the possibility of introducing more course options to increase flexibility in course combinations keeping in mind the latest trends and societal needs
  • In the light of the efforts to introduce the vocational courses by the various departments of the college, it may be worth while to consider offer courses, like tourism, geography and public administration which swill satisfy the needs of the students
  • Access to computers and student support services like placement cell, need to be strengthened The existing counseling and guidance cell may evolve effective planning and suitable strategies for the benefit of students
  • Keeping in mind the fact that the administrative staff will have to play a greater role in the smooth functioning of the college and the existing staff being well qualified, the college may train them accordingly in the use of computer to discharge their duties effectively

Formal mechanism for collecting feedback from students on the various aspects of their learning experience at the departmental/ institutional level may be instituted

  • The completion of the new multipurpose hall, which is under construction, should be expedited, so that it can be used to conduct the examinations and avoid the interruption of studies due to the cancellation of class during the examination
  • The self-appraisal and other appraisal mechanism of teachers need to be formalized
  • In order to widen the horizons of the teaching faculty, through their research work they may be encouraged to submit minor and major research projects to the UGC
  • Attempts may be made to computerize the library and get it net worked with other libraries through inflibnet The library with its excellent collection of books may be shifted to a more spacious building of its own for better utilization and preservation of the rare books, and also to provide more space for reading room purpose
  • The Psychology department also needs to be provided with more space for the better utilization of its existing laboratory facilities, which is a commendable collection
  • The CMcollege being the mother institution of the Lalit Narayan Mithila University LNMU, its alumni members are very well placed all over the globe In order to get an effective support from them for the college there is an urgent need to start an alumni association
  • At the present juncture the CMcollege has reached the ripe state to try for the status of an Autonomous College, which is worth trying for in the opinion of the Peer team
  • The girls hostel which is under construction should be completed as soon as possible to attract more girl students from rural areas
  • Attempt should be made to provide adequate facilities to the physically handicapped students by tapping the appropriate Government support available for this purpose
  • Attempt should be made to provide more facilities such as building more quarters for the non-teaching staff if appropriate funds can be generated

The Peer team is of the opinion that this exercise will be useful to the institution to initiate the quality enhancement strategies towards further growth and development The Peer team wishes the college of success in future The Peer team sincerely acknowledges the cooperation and support extended by the Principal, Teachers, Students, Staff members, Parents and Alumni

The Team notes with pleasure that in spite of several odds the college is making its best effort to keep pace with changing times to sustain the quality in its academic programmes The PEER Team wishes that the CMCollege, Darbhanga will be able to realize fully its mission of imparting value-based higher education in the region in near future


  • Report of the Peer Team on Institutional Accreditation of: CMCollege, Darbhanga

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