Narayanakhed: Government Junior College here which had just 238 admissions in the 2016-17 academic year, has now put up a ‘No Admissions’ board on the college premises as the number of admissions increased to over 817 this year.
The collective efforts of the faculty led by principal Kalinga Krishna Kumar, who was posted as Principal here in April 2017, has made the college a most sought-after one for the students in Narayanakhed area.
While the Government Colleges located in other nearby mandal headquarters and private colleges are still taking admissions, the Management of the College closed the admissions since they could not accommodate any more students.
One of its students Kethavath Surekha not only bagged the first rank by scoring 462 of 470 in the Intermediate first year (MPC) this year, but also the students collectively put the college first in the results in Narayankhed area. All the three private colleges, which used to attract more admissions before 2016, performed poorly when compared to the Government College this year.
Krishna Kumar and his colleagues were seen guiding students, who knocked at their door seeking admissions on Wednesday, to take admission in other nearby government colleges. Kumar was seen talking to principals of Kangti, Kalher, Manoor, and Zaheerabad colleges and guiding students to take admission in those colleges.
The staff and students said the college had undergone a huge transformation with the efforts of principal Krishna Kumar. Besides providing additional facilities and getting additional faculty according to the requirement by talking to higher-ups, Krishna Kumar also gave a facelift by getting the college building painted.
The staff and principal had also spent over Rs 3.5 lakh from their salaries last year to set up a water plant and provide other facilities. Identifying over 1,950 students studying in Class X in government schools in and around Narayankhed, the principal organised a motivational programme last year to attract them to the college.
Of 1,950, who had attended the programme, 817 took admissions in the college this year. Though they have enough classrooms, they need additional faculty to accommodate more students.
For the effective monitoring of classroom teaching, Krishna Kumar got CCTV cameras installed at all classrooms as Irrigation Minister, T Harish Rao had also granted Rs 3.75 lakh from his fund after seeing the tremendous progress the college has made.
Biometric attendance is being implemented strictly for faculty and students here. From 238 in 2016-17, the number of admissions increased to 817. Still, the college management had 30 applications pending with them.