SRI UMA MAHESHWARI GOVENRMENT DEGREE COLLEGEwas established in 1983 as a private un aided degree college in a remote village Kondanagula in Mahabubnagar District. Later due to efforts made by the then college correspondent Late Sri Venepalli Bhagawanth Rao and especially by the efforts made by the Late Sri.P.Mahendranath AP State Revenue Minister who hails from this area , college was taken over by government of Andhrapradesh with effect from7-8-1989. Kondanagula is predominantly a tribal area. This college caters to the higher education needs of students of this area, specially the students from SC,ST, OBC students.
This college has got UGC recognition under 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC act with effect from 20-12-1991. At present this college is affiliated to PALAMURU UNIVERSITY. Earlier this college was affiliated to the Osmanai Unviersity, Hyderabad for several years. After the establishment of Palamuru University in Mahabubanagar, affiliation was shifted to New University with effect from 2010 –2011 year.. This college offers 4 courses 1. B.A (EPP) 2. B.Sc., (BZC) 3. B.Sc., (MPC) 4. B.Com (General) and follow annual system.. This college implements the curriculum as per the academic calendar issued by Commissioner of collegiate Education, Hyderabad and as per the academic schedule issued by the University.
At Institution level each department has its own action plan to implement the curriculum. Further each faculty member submits the annual curriculum plan at the start of the academic year. Day wise curriculum plan is implements as per the college time table.
For affectively translating the curriculum the institute receive support from Universities in the form of refresher courses, orientation courses, work shops, seminars in the concerned subjects conducted by Universities. Faculty after attending the above training courses improve their teaching practices.
For effective operationlisation of curriculum institution implement various measures such as conducting seminars, student seminar, student projects field trips etc., Faculty adopt various teaching methods apart from lecturer method i.e., Group discussion method, project based learning, experimental learning. Faculty uses various teaching aids, charts, visual aids for effective delivery of curriculum. Faculty also provides the live telecast of lessons to students through MANA T.V (broad cast) from the office of the Commissioner of Collegiate Education. The college also offers skill development courses in computer related skills. Communication skills, Analytical and reasoning skills, Arithmetic skills through the Jawahar knowledge centre JKC of this college. A full time mentor is appointed by CCE to impart the above skills to students.
College has implemented various innovative programs to supplement the curriculum. Each department undertakes several curriculum enrichment programs to the students. All the courses have a compulsory papers on computer skill. I & II. Environmental science, Science & civilization, Ancient history, culture and civilization are imparted to the college students as value added courses.
Criterion-II : Teaching-Learning and Evaluation.
The process of admitting students to various courses is transparent. Students are admitted on the basis of their marks in the qualifying examination. However the college strictly implements the reservation policy of the state government. It is a co educational institution and 50% of student strength is from girls. For differently abled students 3% reservation is implemented. The institution is located in Tribal area 95% of students admitted are from SC,ST, OBC, EBC, Minority categories. Thus the admission process is inclusive and reflects the national commitment to diversity.
Teaching-Learning is made more student centric by involving the students in participating seminars, project works, assignments. Few surveys cum student research projects were also taken up by department of Botany, Chemistry, and Economics departments etc., In the inaugural sessions faculty identifies the slow learners and a bridge course is conducted to such identified slow learners. During the progress of courses also further slow learners who are not able to cope up the program are identified ,for such students remedial courses are conducted, Advanced learners are made to involve in participating student study projects in the concerned subjects.
Teaching faculty follows the academic calendar and academic schedule issued by Commissioner of Collegiate Education, Hyderabad, and Palamuru University, Mahabubnagar. Each teacher submits annual curriculum plan and submit the teaching notes, academic formats detailing the teaching methodology adopted objective of the topic etc.,
The college has a totally of 15 faculty members of 3 faculty members have M.Phi. Qualifications. Of the remaining faculty 3 members have qualified in UGC NET/SLET. Three faculty members are currently registered for their Ph.D courses.
Institution has its own evaluation format. At the end of every month a Unit test is conducted. At the end of I term quarterly exams are conducted in September and at the end of the II term half yearly exams are conducted in the month of January. Before the annual exams conducted by Universality a pre-final exams is conducted in the month of February. Annual exams are conduct as per the schedule issued by University during March-April. University sends the Question paper just before on hour before the exam and student answer scripts are taken back by University on the same day. University appointed flying squads, Sitting squads to curb any malpractices by students, in exams .Exemplary punishment i.e., debarring the students from appearing all the exams for one year is awarded to students indulging in malpractices. University conducts centralized spot valuation and declares the results in the month of June.
Criterion-III: Research, Consultancy and extension.
The College research committee is constituted .Research committee has chairman and 4 senior faculty members. College Principal is the Chairman of the committee. Department of Chemistry has completed a student survey research project on “Evaluation of drinking water Quality in Kondanagula village”. These two projects are aimed to benefit the neighbor hood community by extending the results to the community for their benefit. These projects have nurtured the research aptitude among students. The three faculty members are involved in active research leading to PhD degrees. The college research committee encourages the faculty to take up minor /major research projects funded by UGC and other funding agencies.
This college Principal, Dr.K.Murali Mohan M.Sc., Ph.D., has published 7 research papers in various reputed national -4, International journals-3. Journals to his credit. Principal guides the Chemistry faculty in conducting various institrumentation practical’s, and faculty guiding the students research projects, etc., as they were recently joined as teaching faculty in Degree College.
The college has well established science labs and a good library as basic facilities for faculty to take up research activity. The college readily provides Laboratory space for faculty to take up Major/Minor research projects as and when they are sanctioned by funding agencies.
The institution promotes institution community neighbor hood network and orient the students towards community services through N.S.S activities. College has 3 Units of N.S.S consisting of 150 volunteers. N.S.S. Volunteers create awareness on social issues such as on health, hygiene, literacy, against consuming Gutkas, alcohol, etc. among the villagers. They also create awareness on AIDS disease and about environmental consciousness in villagers. N.S.S. Units are guided by program officers. Senior faculty members are appointed as programme officers.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning resources.
The college is sufficiently well endowed in terms of Physical infrastructure. The college campus occupies an area of 10 acros. At present college has 12 class rooms, one Mana T.V hall and 3 tutorial spaces. In addition to these the college has 08 laboratories, One computer lab and a big assembly hall. The college has a central library besides the departmental libraries.
The college has separate rooms for office administrative staff and for exam branch. Separate rooms are available for women empowerment cell, carrier guidance and placement cells. College has separate rooms for games & sports and a big room for gymnasium.
The college has separate toilet facilities for both Men staff, women staff and for students. The college has separate power transformer and a generator back up in case of power failure. College has canteen facility. For all academic activities the college has two LCD projectors, OHP, audio visual equipment.
For encouraging the students to take part in Games & Sports, the college has volley bal court, shuttle court, Kabadi, court and other play grounds as well are available. The college has a post of physical director. At present Sri.Nagu Lecturer in Chemistry took the inchrarge of Physical director post.