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Criterion I Curricular Aspects
Criterion II Teaching –Learning and Evaluation
Criterion III Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Criterion IV Student support and Progression
Criterion V Organization and Management
Criterion VII Healthy Practices
  Overall Analysis


Criterion I : Curricular Aspects

S. No.


Remarks of Peer Committee


Combining basic and theoretical studies with practical and applied sectors

Awareness exists.  Extent and means are to be worked out


Reorganization of existing Departments


Combine department offering certificate courses in European languages


Department of Technology to be split


Develop Biotechnology and Forensic Science into two Departments


Self-financing courses and self financing sears

Progressive, innovative but impact of self-financing seats on overall standards and student morale needs assessment


Semester System


Basic structure of 14 core courses and 6 elective courses is viable


It is hoped that this will be extended to other PG centers


Except MSIT, MISEC, Bioinformatics, the courses in practice do not provide “time frame matching student convenience, horizontal mobility, elective and non-core options”


New courses do not have inter-disciplinary element and flexibility


Method of assessment is not modified.


Centers of Excellence at Research level

Wise Decision


Polling of resources




Arabic/Islamic studies


Indian and/or various European languages





Teacher evaluation by students and self evaluation


Regular attendance records and academic diaries




Criterion –II Teaching –Learning and Evaluation

S. No. Issue Remarks of Peer Committee
8. No. of UG and PG Colleges
i. Reached optimum level and should not be increased except in truly exceptional cases
ii. Monitor, rationalize and redistribute the courses they offer
iii. Separate lines to be split for practical job oriented courses and those leading to PG training and research
9. Bridge courses and remedial courses Introduce formal bridge courses and remedial courses
10. PG entrance exams Welcome feature
11. Access to new technology
i. Science and Technology not clear, how far it is useful
ii. Social sciences and Humanities – needs to be strengthening
iii. More effective practical training required in Social Sciences and applied language
12. Examination process
i. Two part structure of questions is noted
ii. Double evaluation at PG and revaluation at UG is a healthy practice
iii. Continuous and internal assessments to be introduced and more over credit based system
13. Adherence to academic calendar Must be lauded
14. Examination standards Closer monitoring of evaluation standard is required. Percentage of passes and first classes is very high
15. Sabbatical leave It needs to be asked why teachers are not taking up sabbatical leave
16. Staff Position Creates a damaging ‘generation gap’. Many departments have too may contract/part-time teachers. Still most departments it is satisfactory. Staffing pattern needs to be rationalized as some new departments have fewer permanent and more non-permanent staff.
17. National and International links
i. University setup good links
ii. Scope exists for increasing spreading over evenly across such departments as Technology, Microbiology, Electronics, Applied geochemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering and Economics
18. On going Research
i. Ph.D. thesis evaluation format ensures uniformity in assessment and grading
ii. Research Publication record is less than one year per faculty member
19. Consultancy and Extension There is enough scope for augmenting resources in areas like Biotechnology and management. Involving experts of the PG Departments who can tackle problems in rural areas can widen the scope of extension activity

Criterion III : Infrastructure and Learning Resources

S. No. Issue Remarks of Peer Committee
21. Libraries
i. The ratio of books to number of students enrolled is good
ii. Competition examination cell and rare palm leaves and paper manuscripts, UN documents are mentioned
iii. It may be necessary to extend library timings especially for reference and computer sections
iv. College and Departmental Libraries are well maintained
22. University Computer Center Extending timings till date in the night for internet use by students is desirable
23. Laboratories Well equipped and maintained
24. Central workshops, Health center, Physical Education, Hostels, Guest house
i. Activities are enumerated
ii. Hostels have satisfactory mess and common room facilities

Criterion IV : Student support and Progression

S. No. Issue Remarks of Peer Committee
25. Students Intake
i. Very few form out side AP
ii. Overseas students are enrolled
iii. 33.33% reservation to women is a silent feature
iv. No formal way of obtaining feedback from students and academic counseling
26. Placement services, student welfare Department, UFP, Alumni Association
i. The activities are noted
ii. Placement record for 1999-00 is worth noting
iii. There are no functional alumni associations in the University as a whole

Criterion V: Organization and Management

S. No. Issue Remarks of Peer Committee
27. Act, Statutory Bodies, Academic planning
i. Listed the status of the university, constituent and Affiliated colleges
ii. Preparation of academic calendar, regular implementation of the calendar, review meetings, Saturday compensatory classes mentioned
28. Finances
i. Full implementation of grants, resource mobilization efforts noted
ii. Administrative staff development programmes, retraining, redeployment should be attended to
iii. Delay in getting Local Fund Audit objections (1995-96) are noted
iv. Basis of unit cost of education in the university needs to be revised

Criterion VI: Healthy Practices

Remarks of Peer Committee
The Committee noted:

Introduction of IT courses through Distance education


Efforts of the university to promote ‘capacity to learn, by internet accessibility; communication skills through ELTC; Numerical skills through CQM; use of IT ; working as a team through group discussions

Conducting classes on Saturdays for making up losses of teaching hours; maintaining of teaching dairies, work plan, preparation of academic calendar with all concerned; attendance monitoring; monthly reviews are noted. Providing autonomy and healthy competition among colleges; national and international linkages, industry interaction etc are noted.


Overall Analysis

S. No. Issue Remarks of Peer Committee
29. Semester system Has to be carried to its logical end
30. Mission and vision statements

The statement is in somewhat abstract terms.

Special efforts have to be made to translate the Mission Statement in the syllabus and other activities.

The University may prepare an action plan to achieve objectives of the statement of mission.

31. Development of Departments There is an uneven development.
32. Evaluation standards It is necessary to probe into evaluation standards as all most all students secure I division.
33. Scheme of Instruction There should be flexibility, horizontal mobility and greater freedom to transient departmental barriers and greater co-ordination among departments
34. Monitoring Research across University Evolve suitable mechanism for promoting and coordinating research
35. Internal Quality Assurance Unit To prepare a database and constantly oversee the progress
36. Reorganization of Departments Some departments may be split and few others may be merged
37. Equipment maintenance Sharing of equipment, optimum utilization to be encouraged. Provide budget for equipment maintenance.
38. Student counseling Formal student consultative body comprising of student representatives selected on basis of merit may be constituted.

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