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2010 Re-Accreditation

Re-accreditation – Cycle 2 – 2010

Peer team visited Shillong College from 5th to 7th of August 2010 for Re-accreditation.

Peer Team consisted of following members:

  1. Prof. K. Kunhikrishnan, Former Pro-V.C, Kannur University, Kerala – Chairperson.
  2. Dr. V. N. Magare, Director, CDC, University of Mumbai, Mumbai - Member Coordinator.
  3. Dr. Siddhratha Gupta, Principal, Bankura Zilla Saradamani, Mahila Mahavidyapith, Bankura, West Bengal-Member

On the Recommendation of the Peer Team, the NAAC Executive Committee finally awarded Grade ‘B’ to the college with CGPA 2.93, effective from 4th of September, 2010, for a period of 5 years.

Major Findings

Section IV : Recommendations for Quality Enhancement of the Institution

  • New UG and PG Programmes and diversification of the existing programme in locally relevant subjects.
  • Need-based short term career oriented programmes along with the existing courses may be introduced (like Home management, Vermi-composting, Mushroom cultivation, Entrepreneurship development, Hospitality management, Micro-financing, Tax and planning, Multimedia, Mass communication, e-Journalism/ publication, Fashion technology, Music & fine arts).
  • Strengthening of computer and internet facility and their free access in the departments, library and across the campus.
  • Library and reading room facilities may be expanded.
  • Teachers may be encouraged to pursue research and submit research proposals with inter disciplinary orientation.
  • Major projects be undertaken with external funding.
  • Linkages with other institutions (MOU, MOC etc.), may be explored for collaborative teaching, research and consultancy.
  • Administration be computerized.
  • To adopt measures for more resource generation and resource mobilization.
  • Stress on preservation of local ethnic identity and culture and activities focusing on the regional culture.
  • Student common facilities to be enhanced.
  • College may strive to achieve Autonomous status.

Section III : OVERALL ANALYSIS

Observations  (Please limit to five major ones for each and use telegraphic languages) (it is not necessary to denote all the five bullets for each)

3.1 Institutional strengths :

  • Clear vision, mission, goals and objectives.
  • The institution caters to the needs of local society.
  • Conducive atmosphere for teaching-learning.
  • There are good relationships among the stakeholders – the management, faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni and the local community.
  • Good reputation established in local community. 

3.2  Institutional weaknesses :

  • University responsible for curriculum design and development.
  • No Major research project undertaken.
  • Non-availability of collaborative research & inter disciplinary orientation.
  • No facility of boys’ hostel.
  • Very limited physical space for future expansion
  • No PG programmes.

3.3 Institutional challenges :

  • Preparation for the changing education scenario and competitive higher education environment leading to better student progression.
  • Preparation of action plan towards realization of its vision and mission within a time frame and its implementation strategies.
  • Evolving strategies for attracting students to the programmes offered by the college- both from within and outside the state.
  • Attracting and retaining well qualified and competent faculty.
  • Attempts for resource generation by external funding.

3.4 Institutional opportunities :

  • Introduce job oriented courses.
  • UG level subjects like Commercial Geography, Military Sciences, Anthropology/Social work, Psychology be started.
  • Introduce P.G. courses in emerging areas.
  • Promotion of research culture in departments.
  • More Value added courses funded by UGC be introduced.