Organisation

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S.C.S. College (Autonomous), Puri is a government organisation of the State of Odisha. Hence, the overall management is guided by the laid down procedure of the State Government. However, an Executive Committee constituted under the guidelines of the U.G.C., the highest policy making body on general administration of the college. In addition, Finance Committee regulates the financial administration; Examination Committee takes decision on examination related matters, Admission Committee in admission matters, Residential Committee in hostel administration, etc. The Principal is the head of the institution and he is responsible for general administration, academic and financial activities of the college. He discharges his duties as per the State Govt. guidelines and under the provision of Orissa Education Act and Rules. The Vice-Principal manages the academic related works and other functions as delegated by the Principal. Heads of the Departments look after their departmental works like class engagement, seminars and project works, etc. Different committees manage the co-curricular and extra curricular activities. The Principal maintains confidential record on the performance of the teaching, non-teaching and ministerial staffs, which is finally appraised by the Department of Higher Education and General Administration Department, Government of Odisha.

Infrastructure

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There has been considerable development in the infrastructure and learning resources over the years. The physical infrastructure consists of the ‘E’ shaped main building of the college where the teaching departments, one central library, the administrative block and four lecture theatres including a magnificent Hall provide enough space for class, conference and seminars. In addition to this an auditorium has been built where different cultural functions can be organized. Keeping in view the availability of number of rooms and increasing student strength, the time table has been prepared. Time slots have also been made available for seminar activities and project work. The existing infrastructure is utilised to the optimum level, such as, the Auditorium, the College Hall and the Seminar Libraries are not only used for in-house activities but also for cultural activities and extra-mural lectures.The college has large spacious class rooms properly lit and ventilated. 

Laboratories

Almost all the departments are  provided with computers to transmit intellectual information to the students and the staff. Other infrastructure and learning resources include laboratories in Science departments and in the department of Psychology, Education and Geography with latest instruments, laboratory equipment and test materials.The college has separate spacious well-equipped laboratories for the subjects having practical facilities. Now_21   laboratories (Physics-  02    Chemistry-  03      Botany-   04   Zoology-   04  Comp.sc- 02     Geography-  03   Education-    01 Psychology-  02   ) are in our college which provides ample scope for improvement of practical knowledge of the students.

Information Bureau 

The college has a Students’ Information Bureau which provides information to the students about opportunities for higher studies and employment both inside the country and abroad. This Bureau also organizes Career Counselling Talks by inviting experts from various fields of activity. This helps the students immensely in availing opportunities to pursue higher study and choose appropriate professional career.

Common Room

The college has a Staff Common Room for staff members, Boys' Common Room, Girls’ Common Room for students.

Basic facilities

Toilets, water filters, water coolers are available at different points to cater the needs of the staffs and the students.

Playground and Gymnasium

In the campus there is a wonderful playground with a gallery and dressing room where students utilize their leisure time in playing different games and there are two beautiful gardens which enhances the beauty of the college.The college has a large  playground and one gymnasium to cater the needs of the students and other cultural organisation of Puri town. Already various national level competitions have been undertaken. Last year the national level Wrestling Championship was undertaken here. The Gymnasium is equipped with sophisticated equipment for exercise, which are made available both for students and lecturers. It acts as a health centre for students and teachers. 

Hostels :

The College has three hostels, one for girls and two for boys. The capacity of  these hostels are as follows :
                                  Hostel Name                                            Seat
                                  Hostel No. 1(Boys)                                   100
                                  Tribal and Welfare(Swaraj)(Boys)             54
                                  Sukanya (Girls)                                       200

Other Health Care Services

  There is the provision of health care facilities for students and all other staff members of the college, which is located at Youth Red Cross Room.

Canteen

The College has a Canteen, which provides snacks, lunch, hot and soft drinks to the staff and students of the college at concessional rates.

POST OFFICE & BANK

  The college has one sub  post office, and one branch of UCO bank(IFSC-UCBA0001936) in its campus, which is a provides valuable services to both staffs and students of the college

Library

The college is proud of its central library, which has an excellent collection of books, journals and other reading materials. It fulfils the five fundamental laws of Library Science; namely
  • Books are for use
  • To every reader his/her book
  • For every book its reader
  • Save the time of the reader
  • Library is a growing organism,m,m,m,
  • Working days of the library – 240 days
  • Working hours of the library – 7 hours per day
Advisory Committee

The library has an advisory committee with the Principal as the Chairperson and Professor in charge of library as Vice-Chairman and senior members of the faculty members.

  • Inter-library exchange through Internet- Yes
  • Computerisation of the library services - Yes
  • Ratio of library books to number of students enrolled – 25:1 

The present position of books and periodicals,magazines are as follows-


Year

Books

Journals

Periodicals

Number

Number

Number

 Before  2014-15

75632

11

23

Year 2014-15

089


Other Facilities

  • The college has provision for NCC(Men/Women, Army wing) and  NSS( Boys & Girls).

  • The Womens’ Cell of the college has been in operation since 2000-2001. It aims at protecting the dignity and rights of the women students.

  • In accordance with the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, an Anti-Ragging Cell has been formed in the college.

  • The Students’ Grievances  Redressal Cell  has been constituted   to receive complaints from students and ensure justice. Students’ Representatives are  also taken as members of the Cell along with members of the  faculty.

  • There is an Information Dissemination Cell (Under Right to Information Act) which is meant to disseminate relevant information to any one on matters relating to the college.

  • The college has an impressive Alumni Association registered  which meets annually. It is a major source of strength for  the college since  many well placed  alumni have come forward to assist the Institution in promoting excellence.

  • After the college attained Autonomy, it has shown remarkable progress and development in all respects. It has revised the existing curricular, introduced new and challenging subjects of learning and has completely overhauled the traditional examinations system. The college has acquired a number of expensive items of equipments. Nearly all the departments, the Office, the Library and Examination Section are equipped with computers and 24 hours broadband internet facility.

Placement Cell

The Placement Cell is managed by a specially trained team  of faculty members as Co-ordinators. The Cell aims at providing opportunities of employment in different sectors by conducting campus drives and off campus drives in collaboration with various organizations of repute. In the last three years  annual campus drives were organized in association with  organizations like IBM Daksh, Genpact, TCS, Wipro, Infosys, HSBC,SBI (for Probationary Officers).  Hundreds of students at their final degree stage are given opportunities in the drive and many of them have been selected and are now working in different reputed  organizations of the country.

Financial assistance

The following kinds of financial facilities and scholarships are available for the students of our college-

  • National Scholarship
  • Merit Scholarship
  • Sports Scholarship
  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarship
  • Post-Matric Scholarship
  • Hindi Merit Scholarship
  • Teachers’ Son Scholarship
  • Free Studentship
  • Students’ Aid Fund
  • Scholarship to S.C./S.T. students

*In addition to this the girl students are exempted from tuition fees.