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DEAN COLLEGE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (DCDC)

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About The College Development Council

The College Development Council is a vital link between University Grants Commission, the University, Affiliated Colleges and State Education Department. It would serve as an academic guide to college system on one end and ensure inter-action between academic facilities available in the University and college teachers on the other.

Functions

The Council shall:-
  1. Function as a policy making body in regard to proper planning and integrated development of colleges;
  2. Conduct surveys of all the affiliated colleges, districtwise, with a view to prepare and maintain and up-to-date profile of each college under the University, reviewing the existing facilities and identifying the needs and gaps that need to be filled for the development of colleges and make such information available to the UGC and other concerned bodies;
  3. Advise the University on all matters relating to development of affiliated colleges, such as provision of adequate facilities, academic and teaching and research and its periodic evaluation for enabling the University to maintain reasonable continuity of policy in regard to development of colleges;
  4. Prepare perspective plan for the development and opening of new colleges to enable the University and State Education Authorities to take long term decisions on the planning and development of colleges and may advise the University on matters relating to different disciplines taught in colleges at different levels of University education;
  5. Advise the University in regard to rationalisation and implementation of University’s policy in respect of affiliation of colleges;
  6. Keep close contact with the colleges with a view to help them in their proper development, selection of teachers, students amenities, proper utilisation of grants and efficient implementation of UGC approved projects and reforms viz. Examination Reforms Courses, College Science Improvement Programme, College Humanities and Social Sciences Improvement Programme, restructuring of courses to make them more relevant and significant not only to students, but also to the region as a whole by assessing social transformation and regional development;
  7. Review the facilities for Post-graduate departments of colleges in terms of the norms prescribed by the UGC, and assist those having the potential of coming up to the norms within a few years;
  8. Help in the selective development of some colleges to remove regional imbalance and also assist colleges to realise their potential and in identification of colleges for autonomous status;
  9. Evaluate and assess the impact of UGC grants utilised by colleges for implementation of various development projects;
  10. Ensure that the UGC grants released to the University for disbursement to colleges are not held/locked up or utilised by the University for its own purposes, and also ensure that these grants are properly and expeditiously disbursed to colleges for specified purposes according to the guidelines laid down by the Commission;
  11. Obtain from colleges and furnish to the Commission utilisation certificates and completion documents in respect of UGC grants released/disbursed to colleges through the University, and help in monitoring the UGC programmes, implemented by the affiliated colleges;
  12. Ensure close and continued contact and interaction between the academic facilities at the University teaching departments and at the colleges;
  13. Review the inspection reports of the colleges and suggest remedies for the defects and irregularities reported, and
  14. Perform such other functions as may be prescribed or may be deemed necessary by the University for advancing the cause of collegiate education as may be incidental or conducive to the discharge of the above functions.
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