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:
- Prof. K. Kunhikrishnan, Former Pro-V.C, Kannur University, Kerala – Chairperson.
- Dr. V. N. Magare, Director, CDC, University of Mumbai, Mumbai - Member Coordinator.
- 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.
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.