Building & Equipment
The College is housed on a spacious and well-planned 30 acre site with buildings of a total plinth area of about 4.5 lakh sq. ft. and widely acknowledged to be a harmonious blend of aesthetics and functional utility. The cost of buildings is over Rs.25.0 crores while that of the laboratory equipment comes to Rs.23.51 crores.
The College Library is very spacious having a plinth area of nearly 22,000 square feet and is acclaimed as one of the biggest in the State and is equipped with CD ROMS, Video Cassettes etc.
The Digital Library equipped with 26 computers is offering free Internet facility to all the students in addition to providing the access to the “DELNET” and online international Journals.
Library is kept open from 7.00 AM to 8.00 PM from Monday to Saturday. The Video Library is also equipped with 34” Colour TV, DVD & VCD players to play the Video Lessons procured from various reputed organizations.
The College Library is stocked with 51,668 books and 1238 back volumes of periodicals. At present 141 printed technical journals (including 56 foreign ones) and 292 online Journals including 130 foreign journals, besides almost all the important magazines and news papers, are subscribed for to cater adequately to the requirements of the students and the staff. The Book bank with about 14,707 volumes is of especial value to students belonging to the weaker sections of the society.
Virtual Classrooms & E-Classrooms
The college is the first Educational Institute in India to adopt Cisco Digital Media System (DMS) to extend the classroom environment and create anywhere, anytime learning experiences. The DMS solution includes Cisco Media Encoder 2000, Cisco Digital Media Mgr Base V4.0, Cisco Video Portal V4.0, Cisco Wide Area Application Engine 512, Cisco IP Conference station and Cisco License Call Manager 5.1. Cisco Digital Media System virtualizes the classroom environment with remote broadcast and viewing of lectures and on-demand materials. The college will stream live-sessions conducted by visiting professors and subject-matter experts to the techno-centered classrooms. Lectures can be viewed online in 15 virtual classrooms and 40 e-classrooms simultaneously.
The DMS solution permits simultaneous recording and archiving of the teaching sessions. This will help the students to access the sessions at their convenience from their hostel rooms as well. The archived sessions are presented to the students over Cisco Video Portal, a Web-based application that allows students to quickly browse, search and view digital media interactively.
Centrally Air-conditioned and with a plinth area of 12,600 sq.ft., the computer centre is equipped with Six HP servers of the state of the art Quad core technology and 130 Core2 Duo clients organized in Client/Server architecture using Cisco Manageable switches with AT & T structures cabling compliance.
The Hardware configuration of Servers is Quad core (Xeon 1.86 Ghz/4 GB ECC /4*146 GB SAS HDD with RAID 5) and are configured as a Windows 2003 File / Oracle Database Server, Mail Server, Internet Server, Linux Server and Novell Server. The configuration of the clients is latest Core2 duo 2.8 Ghz/4 GB DDR2/5000 GB SATA/1.44 FDD/24" Wide TFT LCD Monitor/DVD Writer/MS kbd & Mouse. The Application development software include Oracle, Rational Suite, Clemantine, Informatica, Visual Studio.net, Turbo C++ and MS Fortran 5 Etc.,
All the 130 clients are distributed among four laboratories, adjacent to each other under one roof, with see-through glass all around and exuding a subdued touch of majestic elegance and optimum utilization in every detail.
Eleven more Computer Centres with a total of 850 Machines are available to cater to the needs of individual departments including Hostel and Library. All the computer Centers of different departments. Hostel and Library are campus networked with Gigabit Fiber Optic Back bone.
A 10 Mbps leased line and 40Mbps Broadband Fiber Optic Internet connectivity from BSNL is available to access Internet, Digital Library and Video Conferencing.
Extra Curricular Activities
The College believes in adequate facilities being provided for the development, both of brain and brawn. Accordingly, spacious playgrounds and other amenities for diverse sports such as cricket, tennis, volley ball, basket ball, shuttle badminton etc., and athletics are made available on the campus. Under the auspices of the cultural and literary associations, various personality development programmes are conducted throughout the year.
The College has a campus hostel meant exclusively for girls. With a three storied building consisting of 87 rooms accommodating a maximum of 400 students, a spacious dining hall, T.V. & Audio Room, T.T. Room, Shuttle Badminton Court, standby generator, lush green lawns, flower gardens etc., not forgetting the near foolproof security arrangements, the hostel is considered a veritable home away from home by its inmates. A Computer Centre was established exclusively for the inmates of the hostel with free internet facility and is networked to the main Computer Centre of the College. Accommodation for girl students is also provided in the girls hostel located in Bapatla College of Arts & Science campus run by the same Management.
A subsidized College Canteen with requisite hygienic standards, a fleet of eleven College buses for transportation and two noiseless diesel generators rated 250 KVA and 82.5 KVA ensuring uninterrupted power supply to vital sectors like the Computer Centre are but a few of the several amenities and facilities of inestimable value available to the staff and the students. A mineral water plant of 1,000 liters per hour capacity is available in the Campus to supply mineral water to all the Depts. And Hostel.The College Guest-House comprises fifteen well furnished AC suites and a spacious foyer for distinguished guest faculty. The College Canteen is extended recently to have two spacious dining halls and a modern kitchen.