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Sri Ramakrishna Degree College, Nandyal,Andhra Pradesh, sponsored by Sri Ramakrishna Education Society, was established in the year 1984 with a vision to
“Create environment that enable the students to transform into productive Citizens with Creativity and Competence”.
The mission to provide top class higher learning facilities at Nandyal, which has been, till then, was starving for a well-knit educational institution that could offer quality education in different faculties, led to the establishment of Sri Ramakrishna Degree College in 1984. The College was then affiliated to Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupathi and subsequently transferred to Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur due to reorganization of boundaries of these Universities by the State of Andhra Pradesh. Another round of the reorganization of the universities in the state of Andhra Pradesh has brought the college under the jurisdiction of the Rayalaseema University, Kurnool. Since its inception, the institution has been striving to set and surpass acclaimed educational standards. With the result, it became a name to reckon with by providing quality education through an environment conducive for both learners and facilitators.
Sri Ramakrishna Degree College has grown by leaps and bounds not only in introducing innovative courses, creating state of the art facilities, recruiting competent faculty but also in its status as an educational institution. It brought many academic laurels to the institution by securing many University ranks, distinctions and a very high ratio of first class students.
Having gained a decade’s rich experience in imparting quality education programs at the undergraduate level, a concerted effort was made to extend the same area of services at the Postgraduate level. And thus, Sri Ramakrishna Post Graduate College was established in 1994 under the aegis of Sri Ramakrishna Education Society offering MBA, MCA and M.Com (Professional) Courses.
The success in these courses not only gave us ample confidence but also motivated to embark upon extensive expansion activities in terms of adding additional infrastructure, faculty, and knitting together the threads of professionalism. As a result, the college added additional Post-Graduate courses, viz., M.Sc. (Computer Science), M.A. (English), M.Sc. (Electronics) and M.Sc. (Applied Mathematics and Mathematics), M.Sc. (Physics), M.Sc. (Electronics) and M.Sc. (Botany).
In recognition of its excellent services in the field of education the institution has received many Laurels from different quarters. During the year 1996, the College was admitted to grant-in-aid for some courses by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The college got a shot in its arm when the UGC granted autonomous status to it during the academic year 2005-06. The college has been certified as an ISO 9001: 2000 institution for its exceptional academic standards in the year 2005. Another feather was added to its cap, when the college was identified as a college with potential for excellence (CPE) by the UGC. Since 2005-06 the college has been functioning under autonomous status.
The Autonomous status conferred on the college gave academic flexibility and intellectual freedom to design its own curricula, of course with certain limitations. A challenging and comprehensive curriculum is to be framed for these advanced learners and it should pave the way for them to seek admission into the Premier Institutions of Higher Learning and equip them well to pursue further education with ease. It should supplement and complement their endeavor for occupying important public positions such as honest civil servants, competent professionals, committed experts, talented scientists and so on. In view of this, each department has modified the common core syllabus with functional orientation to the extent of not less than 20% in each subject to cater to the needs of higher education and employment.
The employability of the students demands not only academic skills but also physical stamina, aesthetic sensibility and soft & social skills. For the purpose our students are encouraged to participate in NCC, NSS, Sports & Games, intellectual activities such as debates & seminars and cultural activities such as poetry, music, dance and painting. They are given grades for their active participation in them and these grades are incorporated in their marks memos and certificates.
There are certain lacunae left in the routine course of the conventional curriculum. They do not build adequate career orientation and capabilities. We recognize the dire present need to fill in them. The Certificate Courses in Communicative English & Soft Skills, Translation Studies, Functional Telugu, Annamacharya Literature, Communicative Hindi, Applied Mathematics, Computer Awareness, Food & Nutrition, Horticulture, Tourism & Travel Management, Human Rights, Journalism & Mass Communication and Tax Procedure are introduced in the academic year, 2005-06.
The year 2007 witnessed the college crossing another land mark. The college went for NAAC accreditation in 2007 and in recognition of its exceptional standards the college has been accredited with ‘A’ Grade by the NAAC with 86.0 of institutional scor
More About Mission
“To facilitate learning through advancement and dissemination of knowledge, skills and attitudes vital to holistic development of learners and to be a world class learning centre imparting quality education to learners irrespective of socio economic background and facilitate the learner to transform into an integrated personality”.
More About Goals Academic Excellence
- To provide higher education to the students of the backward region of Andhra Pradesh – Rayalaseema – as well as from other areas in the State of Andhra Pradesh.
- To impart skill oriented education that enables the learners to improve employable competencies in the context of changing economic order.
- To impart quality education with out discrimination in terms socio-economic and other variables like religion, political affiliation etc.
- To contribute to societal advancement and national development by imparting ethical and spiritual values to learners.
- To help women by empowering them through education and skills.
- To help liberate the minds of the youth of the area by providing qualitative education.
- To introduce ICT enabled education to facilitate the learners to acquire global level competencies.
- To inculcate among the students a sense of community service and environmental awareness.
- To create research temper in the young minds.
GOALS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
More About Goals Academic Excellence
With a sound infrastructure and all basic amenities like seminar halls, classrooms, well-equipped laboratories, health center, hostels etc., and a well qualified staff and supporting office, the College is known for its quality in higher education in Arts, Science and Commerce. The College prepares program-wise merit list of students, which creates a competitive spirit among them. Various concessions and aids are provided to deserving and economically weak students. The teachers are extended with all possible help and facilities to continue research and make full use of opportunities that would help them to maximize their potential and pass on their vast expertise and knowledge to their students.
The institution adopted the following mechanism/process for ensuring internal quality checks: transparency in admissions of students; monitoring and control over the attendance of the students to classes; continuous evaluation of the students through mid-term tests; students’ feedback of the faculty; and feedback of the stakeholders including industry about the courses/ curricula.
The institution is trying to ensure the quality in the academic programmes offered by it through adoption of various measures ranging from: induction programme to the newly admitted students; remedial coaching and assignments to the weak students; periodic review and restructuring of the curricula based on the feedback from the stakeholders including industry; deputation of faculty for faculty orientation / refresher / improvement programmes; encouragement to faculty to pursue Ph.D. /M.Phil. programmes; and interactive sessions between visiting faculty and the students and faculty.
The College is attempting to ensure the quality of its administration through decentralized and participatory approach. For improving teaching quality, teachers are encouraged to take regular feedback from the students. For taking feedback, the College provides a feedback form for teacher evaluation. The feedback given by the students are analyzed by the respective teacher. By discussing with Head of the Department, the teacher takes corrective action, if necessary, for improving teaching quality.
The students meet the College authorities for redressal of their grievances. The issues are also discussed in the Grievances Reprisal & Counseling Committee and the committee decides the corrective action to be adopted. The College has constituted several committees such as Discipline Committee, Repairs and Maintenance Committee etc involving both teaching staff and students for looking after various activities with specific roles and responsibilities.
Innovation in curriculum is a continuous process. The College strives to bring innovations in curriculum through its Boards of Studies constituted for different departments in order to bring the courses and academic programmes offered to the students are very close to the changing needs and requirements of the business/industry/society. This is mainly to aim at increased placement opportunities to the students after their education at the College. Keeping this in view, the College has introduced many courses with innovative changes in the last two years.
The administration of the institution is decentralized through delegation of authority to various committees. The Head of the Institution is assisted by the Heads of the Departments and other administrative staff. Heads of the departments were given freedom to plan, organize, and execute the academic programmes with the involvement of all teachers of the department. Various committees are constituted to manage the programmes of the Institution.
The College encourages strengthening of personalized teacher-student relationship. The teachers set an example for emulation by the students by embodying the principles for which the College is striving and thriving. The College tries to bring into everyone harmony, peace, teamwork, patriotism and generosity by training them in Yoga. Yoga classes are conducted every year. Every student was educated to take part in Yoga and other value based educational endeavors.
Community orientation is part of the mission of the College. This is developed among students through continuous interaction with the Society. The interaction of students with community is mainly through the NSS units of the institution. Various social activities like community plantation, AIDS awareness campaigns, NSS camps, adult literacy, population education, blood donation and cleanliness drives are regularly held.
As far as the management of human resources is concerned, the management lays the emphasis on effective use of faculty in imparting knowledge to the students through effective planning of teaching schedules, strict adherence to the academic calendar, effective motivation to the faculty, regular and constant attention on the well-being of the faculty. With regard to the non-teaching staff, they are disciplined, trained and motivated by various means so that they are effectively used in the academic matters like admissions, laboratory works, library services and examinations.
With regard to the other learning resources like library, science laboratories, computing facilities etc., a student-centric strategy is followed by the College. In this strategy, the timings, resources, and practices of the above facilities are planned and implemented to match the needs and requirements of all the students, so that the overall development of the students takes place.
The College conducts annual events like science exhibition, arts exhibition, guest lectures on personality development, performing arts etc. All such activities help the students to sharpen their social, leadership and organizational skills. Special events like Teacher’s day and Foundation Day help students not only to enjoy but also help to keep them with their culture.
The College has been constantly and continuously taking several initiatives to create a suitable and right institutional ambience for teaching and learning. It attempts to seize every opportunity to strengthen the same. In this direction, the institution places special attention on expansion of physical facilities in terms of class rooms, library and reading halls, science and computer laboratories, seminar halls, and other utilities, strengthening of faculty in terms of qualifications, quality orientation, research capabilities, and social commitment, betterment of library and lab facilities in terms of books and journals, computer systems, and science laboratory chemicals and equipment, and finally the healthy practices in terms of admissions, attendance, instruction, and evaluation. The faculty of the College always strives for enhancement of quality of education giving place for feedback from the students, by taking positive evaluation of individual teachers into consideration. The teachers are well aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the students making the atmosphere for easy comprehension and fruitful learning activity.
Finally, the management of the College constantly strives to shape the institution into a model for learner friendly system through adoption of various measures, such as building and maintaining cordial relationship between the students and faculty; motivation and encouragement to students for participation in student meets, field/industrial visits, and educational tours; inculcating the habit of regular visit to the library among the students; and encouragement to students for participation in seminars, group discussions, cultural and literary meets.