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DEPARTMENTAL  PROFILE

      Of all human endeavors the founding of a centre of learning which is aimed at civilizing the people and there by enriching their cultural heritage is perhaps the most rewarding. Way back in 1914A.D, the decision taken by the then Madras Government to provide educational facilities to the people of Ceded Districts was an event of Historic significance. Ones this region had seen the glorious days of Vijayanagar Empire. Due to some Historical forces that were at play the region became backward and neglected. But with the inception of ceded districts college In 1916 a new chapter was opened .The aspiring youth of the region could look forward to the fulfillment of their cherished desire to resuscitate the broken tradition of enlightenment left behind by the vijayanagara rulers

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

    From the inception of the college the department of  History is functioning In the beginning History was start in combination with English Literature Logic And Telugu Literature as the time passed Department of History assumed most important place among the other subjects new sections were started with the fallowing combinations 1). History, Philosophy, English Literature. 2).History, Political science, Telugu Literature. 3).History, Political science, Hindi Litrature.4)History, English Literaure, Communicativse English. Subsequently when Telugu was made as medium of instruction all the above mentioned groups were offered in Telugu medium . At present the department offers the following Combinations ( it caters to the need of a most  2000 students ) .1) History, English

Literature and Communicative English.2) History, Telugu Literature and Political science.3) History, Hindi Literature and Political science.4)History,Journalisam  and

Public administration.5) History, Economics and Political science (Both Mediums).

EMINENT TEACHERS ON THE ROLES OF THE DEPARTMENT :

Many eminent teachers were part of this department. They have played an important role in the  in the public life of Anantapuramu town and they have left great impressions on the careers of number of students. The following are a few among the significant personalities.

      1)Dammerla Venkata Rao :                        Renowned painter and author of

                                                                           number of books.

     2) R.Sreenivasa Raju           :                      A noted Historian.

     3) Dr.Y.Gopal Reddy          :                      Authored many books on Andhra  

                                                                         History, was prominent member

                                                                        Of IAS study circle at Hyderabad.

    4)Dr.G.Pullaiah                   :                      Authored a book on AP History.

 

    5) Y.Ramachandran            :                      Eminent educationist who rose to

                                                                       Become the principal of the college.

   6)M. Ganga Raju                 :                      A teacher of great reputation played a

                                                                      Prominent role in the town

  7) A.Chandrashekhar           :                      Principal.

  8) Dr. R.Subbaiah                :                      Principal.

EMINENT STUDENTS :

  • Avadhanam Ramesh      :   Distinguished-educationalist and author of many                                                                                                                                                                              books
  • V.Narasappa                :  Former Cabinet Minister in AP Government.
  • Chennabasappa            :  Former Member of AP Legislative Assembly.
  • Venkatarami Reddy     :  Former Member of Parliament.
  • M.Saifullah                  :  Former Member of Parliament.
  • Ramakrishna                :  Former member of Legislative Assembly.
  • Vishwanath                 :  IAS
  • Reddy                      :  IPS
  • Y. Ramachandran         :   Principal

10) C.V. Subbareddy                    :   Principal

11)  Y.Prabhakar Chowdary        :  Present member of Legislative Assembly.

12)  Dr.N.Rangaswamy                 :  Present principal of this college

 

PROFILE OF THE STAFF :

 

The department consists of five faculty members. The department has highly qualified teachers.

 

Name of the teaching staff

Designation

Highest qualification

specialization

Age

Sex

experience

N.Padmavathi

Lecturer

M.A,M.Phil.

History of vijayanagara

empire

53

F

17 Years

K.Anantha Reddy

Lecturer

M.A.Bed.,

History of vijayanagara

empire

53

M

19Years

Dr K. Sudhakar

Lecturer

M.A.,Ph.D.,

Art and Architecture

36

M

5 years

M.Narayanaswamy

(CF) Lecturer

M.A.,SET

Art and Architecture

42

M

13 years

K.Narayanaswamy

Guest Faculty

M.A.,SET

Modern History

38

M

4 months

 

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL AND PLANS FOR IMPROVEMENT 

  • Staff meeting is conducted at the end of every month to:
  • Review the targets along with review of results of weekly and monthly tests.
  • Discuss the measures to be taken for the improvement of performance of students, like remedial coaching, debates, seminars, workshops etc.
  • Identification of the students who have not performed as expected and to give special coaching to such students.

FUTURE PLANS:

     We aim to provide upward mobility to each student so that he improves his

  • Confidence levels
  • Interactive skills
  • Exposure and accumulation of information

 

    The department has introduced Archaeology paper from the academic year 2004-2005 in the final year as optional paper  and also  introduced internal marks 25 for each paper from 2010-2011, further the next academic year the department is contemplating starting of tourism and development course for the final year classes.

 

We want to provide not only emotional support and encouragement, but also provide material resources and information necessary to face the present day world.

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Padmavathi, In-charge of the Department and In-charge for the PG Course and also Chairman Board of Studies for UG & PG. Member in Hostel Committee, Women empowerment cell and different committees.
  2. Anantha Reddy, Member in BOS for UG, In-charge of Departmental Library, Counselor for IInd G2, Member in different college level committees
  3. K. Sudhakar, In-charge of Journalism, Member in BOS for UG & PG, Member in different college level committees and Secretary, GCTA, Rayalaseema Region. In-charge of Public Relations.
  4. Narayanaswamy, In-charge of the department records.
  5. Narayanaswamy, counselor for Ist J1 Ph.

 

INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES

 

    The department has excellent infrastructure for the growth and development of the students intellectually and physically. Department provides from its Library latest books to the students. It also keeps itself in touch with latest trends in the subject by regular contacts with University development

 

                                     

SUBJECT TAUGHT 2016-17

 

S.NO

NAME OF THE TEACHING STAFF

SUBJECT

CLASS

1

N.Padmavathi

Elements of Archaeology with Special reference to the AP & Human values

IIIrd & Ist year

2

K.Anantha Reddy

1.Indian History and Culture From  1526-1950AD

2 History of Modern World

IInd year

 

IIIrd year

3

Dr K. Sudhakar

1.Indian History and Culture From Early Times To 1526AD

2 History of Modern World

Ist year

 

IIIrd year

4

M.Narayanaswamy

1. Indian History and Culture From 1526-1950AD

2 History of Modern World.

IInd year

 

IIIrd year

5

K.Narayanaswamy

1.Indian History and Culture From Early Times To 1526AD

2. Indian History and Culture From 1526-1950AD

Ist year And

 

 

IInd year

 

TEACHING PRACTICESS

 

Annual academic plans are prepared as per the syllabus. They are supplemented with extra topics where ever needed they are planned in such a way that syllabus is completed one month before the final examinations. The last month of the academic year is devoted for revision in each subject.

 

Teaching diaries and notes are prepared according to the Time-Table. The synopsis for each topic is given to the student so that he/she has a clear idea of the topic.

 

STUDENT SEMINARS

 

Regular seminars are conducted in each class once in a week. They are encouraged to present creative and independent reviews on various topics.

 

QUIZ AND GROUP DISCUSSIONS

 

The department conducted Quiz’s and Group Discussions on various topics and current issues regularly.

 

The department will be conducted two guest lectures in January, 2017.

 

STUDENT ACTIVITY:

 

Nearly 100 students completed their study projects in 2016-17 academic year under the guidance of the faculty members of the department.

 

TOURS/EXCURSIONs

 

  • 100 Students participated in World Tourism Day celebrations at National Park on September 27, 2016 along with Smt. N. Padmavathi, In-charge, and Lecturers 1. Sri K. Anantha Reddy, 2. Dr. K. Sudhakar.

 

  • On 2th November, 2016 conducted one day study tour under the leadership of Sri K. Anantha Reddy to Penugonda, Second Capital of Vijayanagara empire. 68 UG Students participated in this programme.

 

  • On 11th November, 2016 conducted one day excursion under the leadership of Smt. N. Padmavathi, In-charge of the department, Dr. K. Sudhakar, Lecturer in History to Hemavathi, Capital of Nolambas, Rathnagiri Fort. 100 UG and PG students participated in this programme.

 

EVALUATION:

 

Continuous monitoring of the student progress is carried on through monthly and terminal pests. The department takes care to make a list of backward students to upgrade their levels of comprehension and presentation.

                             

EVALUATIVE REPORT OF DEPARTMENT

 

  1. FACULTY PROFILE-ADEQUACY AND COMPETENCY OF FACULTY

 

S.NO

Name of the teaching staff

Designati-on

Educational qualifications

Specialization

Age

Sex

1

N.Padmavathi

Lecturer

M.A.,M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed.,

History of Vijayanagar empire

 

52

F

2

K.Anantha Reddy

Lecturer

M.A., B.Ed.,

History of Vijayanagar empire

 

52

M

3

Dr K. Sudhakar

Lecturer

M.A.,Ph.D.,

Art and Architecture

36

M

4

M.Narayanaswamy

(CF) Lecturer

M.A.,SET

Art and Architecture

42

M

5

K.Narayanaswamy

Guest Faculty

M.A.,SET

Modern History

38

M

 

  1. Student- Profile-Entry level competencies-socio economic status, language

     Proficiency etc.

Course

Group

Category

SC

ST

BC-A

BC-B

BC-C

BC-D

BC-E

OC

Total

B A

G1

24

9

17

8

0

17

1

9

85

B A

G2

42

10

26

16

0

7

4

2

107

B A

I2

41

12

36

10

0

5

2

5

111

B A

J1PAH

23

6

21

6

0

7

1

3

67

B A

J2

17

2

14

5

0

1

6

2

47

B A

L1C

11

5

2

1

0

1

3

5

28

 Total

                 

                                                                       

  1. Changes made in the courses are programmers during the past 5 years and the contribution of the faculty to those changes.

 

  • A., first year History syllabus changed in 2008-09
  • A., Final year History has changed from Europe History to World History in 2010-11.
  • Additional course introduced in B.A., (History, journalism, Public Administration )during 2008-09
  • A., History introduced in the academic year 2012-13.
  • CBCS system and Semester system introduced from 2015-16.
  • College got Autonomous status from 2016-17 academic year.
  • A. and PG first year History syllabus changed in 2016-17

 

  1. Trends in the success and dropout rates of students during the past 5 years

 

Details

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Success Rate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dropout Rate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Result analysis for the last 3 years:-

 

YEAR

PAPER I

PAPER II

PAPER III

PAPER IV

 

Appeared

pass

percentage

Appeared

pass

percent

Appeared

pass

percent

Appeared

pass

percent

2011-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012-13

485

382

78.7

511

419

81.9

314

273

86.9

304

260

86.1

2013-14

493

366

74.2

442

359

81.2

324

282

87

323

316

97.8

2014-15

397

320

80.0

386

311

80.0

413

382

92

 

415

394

95

 

2015-16

 

 

 

377

361

96

350

340

97

390

390

100

 

  1. Learning resources of the departments-Library computers laboratories and other resources

 

S.No

Details

Numbers

1

Computer system

1

2

Dept Library books

860

3

O H P

-

4

Charts

14

5

Models

2

6

Maps

10

7

Display Boards

2

8

Monumental photos on thermacoal sheets

25

 

  1. Modern teaching methods practiced and use of I C T in teaching and learning, Study projects in Archaeology Discussion on current trends in History, Group discussion , Class room seminar, Audio-visual presentation through L C D , Archeological surveys and tours.

 

7.Participation of teachers in academic and personal counseling of students.

Processing of applications for admissions conducting interviews collection of Bio-data ward system class counselors , I D cards parents meeting , feedback from students, Counselling for Viva-voice Archeological internal assessment , preparing students for competitive exams.

 

  1. Details of faculty development programmes and teachers who have been benefited during the past five years.

s.no

Details

No. of faculty Benefited

1

Ph.D (ongoing)

-

2.

M.Phil

01

3.

Ph.D

01

4.

Participated in national seminar

40

5.

Participated in International seminar

5

 

  1. Participation/Contribution of teachers to the academic activities including teaching consultancy and research

 

  • Contribution of coaching in B C study circle Anantapuramu
  • Contribution of coaching in SKIAD in Anantapuramu
  • Ac ted as Resource person in AIDS Awareness program
  • Acted as resource parson in degree collages for guest lectures

 

  1. Contribution with other department /institutions at the state /National and International level and their outcome during the past 5 years.

S.No

Name and Designation

Collaboration

Details

year

1

K.Nagabhushanam

Lecturer

Vikrama Simhapuri University

Nellure,Yogivemana University, Kadapa, SSBN College, Ananthapuramu

Question paper setting

2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15

2015-16

2

Smt. N. Padmavathi

Vikrama Simhapuri University

Nellore,

Question paper setting

2016-17

3

Sri K. Anantha Reddy

Vikrama Simhapuri University

Nellore,

Question paper setting

2015-17

4

Dr. K. Sudhakar

Vikrama Simhapuri University

Nellore,

Question paper setting

2015-17

5

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.b.

S.No

Name and Designation of Gust lecturer

Date

 visited

Topic

1

K.Nagabhushanam

 

G.D.C.Penukonda

Unification of Germany and Italy

2

K.Nagabhushanam

 

G.D.C. (w)Hindupur

Unification of Germany and Italy

3

K.Nagabhushanam

 

G.D.C. Madakasira

Unification of Germany and Italy

4

K.Nagabhushanam

 

G.D.C.(W)Anantapur

Unification of Germany and Italy

5

K.Nagabhushanam

 

S.S.B.N.Degree College, Anantapur

Unification of Germany and Italy

6

K.Nagabhushanam

 

Archaeological Museum, Anantapur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Priority areas for research and details of the ongoing projects important and noteworthy publications of the faculty during the past five years.
  2. Placement record of the past students and the contribution of the department to aid student placements.
  3. Plan of action of the Department for the next five years.
  • Starting tourism U.G Course
  • Conducting A.P. History Congress
  • Consultancy with department of history S.K. University & A.S.I. regional centre
  • Student research activity in village level