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Marwari College, Bhagalpur (MCB), Bhagalpur, Bihar


Marwari College, Bhagalpur (MCB), Bhagalpur, Bihar
Bihar, India
Pin Code : 812007

Marwari College, Bhagalpur (MCB), Bhagalpur Bihar is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Marwari College, Bhagalpur (MCB), Bhagalpur Bihar is Dr. M.S.H.John (Mobile 9470628732).

Marwari College, Bhagalpur (MCB) is situated in Bhagalpur of Bihar state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. email ID(s) is Marwari College, Bhagalpur (MCB) Bhagalpur Bihar

Contact Details of Marwari College, Bhagalpur (MCB), Bhagalpur Bihar are : Telephone: +91-641-2422768, 2905045


Marwari College, Bhagalpur (MCB), Bhagalpur Bihar runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).

Approval details: Marwari College, Bhagalpur (MCB) is affiliated with Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University (TMBU), Bhagalpur (Bihar)

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NAAC report of Marwari College, Bhagalpur (MCB)

Section I: Preface
Marwari College, Bhagalpur, was established by Rai Bahadur Bansidhar in September 1941. The College had only commerce faculty in the beginning. The college, which started with only three students in 1941, has today more than six thousand students. The arts faculty was started in 1955 and the science faculty in 1965. The college is situated in a semi-urban area. It aims at providing higher education not only to the rural and urban students of Bihar but also Jharkhand, West Bengal, Nepal and Bangladesh. The vision of the college is to impart quality education to suit the challenges of time. The mission of the college is to transform the vision into reality through creation of facilities to achieve excellence in the curricular and extracurricular activities.

The college offers 23 undergraduate programmes - one in Commerce, ten in Humanities (History, Political Science, Psychology, Economics and IRPM, Hindi, English, Urdu, Maithili and Bengali), six in Science (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology and Statistics), two in vocational (BBA and B.Sc.-IT) and two in self-financing courses (Biotechnology and BCA). The college is affiliated to the TMB University, Bhagalpur. It is in the category of Government funded college. The college received UGC recognition under 2f in 1960 and under 12b in 1973. As on today it has 3224 UG students on roll of which 345 are girls. In addition to this, there are 308 boys and 67 girls enrolled in self - financing courses. There are 67 permanent teachers, 92 non-teaching staff including 08 technical assistants to conduct the academic programmes. The college is built in an area of 5.99 acres. It is located in a semi urban area. The unit cost of education including salary components is Rs. 5940/- and excluding salary component is Rs. 654/-.

Marwari College, Bhagalpur volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and conducted the preliminary self-study during October 2006. The self-study report was submitted to NAAC by the institution in January 2007. A Peer Team with Prof. Uday Jain, former Vice-Chancellor, APS University, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, as Chairperson, Prof. Sutanu Bhattacharya, Professor of Economics, Kalyani University, West Bengal as member Secretary and Prof. P. K. Barhai, Dean, Sponsored Research and Collaborative Projects & Prof. & Head, Department of Applied Physics, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi-835215, Jharkhand as Member, was constituted by the Council to visit the college and validate the Self-Study Report.

The self-study report submitted by the college was thoroughly studied and analyzed by the Peer Team. A pre-visit meeting of the Peer team was also hold at the place of stay of the Team and notes on issues identified for interaction and clarifications were exchanged. During the institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited all the departments and the support facilities and interacted at length with the various stake holders, management including head of the institution, with the various officials, students, faculty members and non teaching staff and alumni of the college. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension activities of the institution were minutely observed. Based on the above exercise and keeping in view the criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer Team has evaluated the college. The assessment of the college under various criteria, the remarkable features and the issues of concern of the college are given below.

Section 2: Criterion-Wise Analysis
Criterion I Curricular Aspects
The college has a very wide range of vision with a multidirectional mission. It has 3 programmes - Humanities, Science and Commerce. The programmes have elective options. The college has the system of assessments of teachers by students. Some programmes like Biotechnology and B.Sc.-IT have visiting faculties. Four new courses were introduced during the last five years. The syllabi of all the subjects were revised during the last five years. There is also a system of feed back from employees on their grievances.

The college has the distinction being the first institution to impart commerce education in the erstwhile Bihar and presently Bihar and Jharkhand. P.G. programmes in Commerce and sociology were offered given 1987 to 1996 which were discontinued due to government decision However, as the government has resolve its permission the college has proposal to restart the P.G. programmes in Commerce and got the approval of the Academic council of the university to restart this program from July, 2007.The college provides prospectus mentioning the program options at the time of admission. The parents, students and other stake holders like the prospective employers are intimated about the courses, facilities, training and the usefulness of the courses through regular guidelines & meetings and reports to parents and the students. The goals and objectives are achieved through introduction of vocational and professional courses of BCA, Biotechnology, BBA and B.Sc.-IT. The college has co-education facility. The reservation policies of the government in terms of admission and employment are followed as per norms.

Senior faculty members take active part in the BOS of the university to design courses and syllabi. The college follows annual pattern of academic calendar. Interdisciplinary courses on BBA and BCA were introduced during the last five years. Value added courses on Biotech and B.Sc.-IT were also introduced during the last five years. Only degree programme option is available in the college. It has a transparent admission procedure. The cut-off percentage for admission at the entry level is 45%. Training on computer education is offered to employees for improving their career. Extra classes are arranged for weaker students. The college has a mechanism of feedback from students, alumni and parents with reference to academic, career development. The college also arranges seminars, workshops etc at regular intervals. It is noteworthy that college has made compulsory 75% attendance of the students in the classes and efforts are made to run regular classes. The college has prescribed uniform for the students so that they develop a sense of belongingness and discipline. The courses are designed by the T.M. Bhagalpur University, to which the college is affiliated. It is appreciated that college has its own website: www.marwaricollege.org. All important information related to teachers' profile, admission schedule, admission format, syllabus, model question papers etc. are available on the website and it is regularly updated.

Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The college has the system of assessing students to identify the gaps in learning before starting of the teaching through quiz, group discussions etc. Special classes are arranged for disadvantaged students. Audio visual aids are occasionally used to teach in classes. There is one classroom equipped with LCD projector Laptop to teach the students is & when required. Tutorial classes are arranged for the Honours course students. There are departmental libraries in seven departments. The working hours of the central library is from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

The college has 83 sanctioned teaching posts out of which only 67 faculty members are sharing the teaching workload of the college. All the teachers are qualified and approved by the university and U.G.C. Admissions to the courses of study are made in accordance with the norms of the University and policy of reservation of the Govt. of Bihar. The teacher student ratio is 1:39.08.

It is appreciable that 62 out of 67 faculty members hold Ph.D. degree. Almost all the courses predominantly use lecture method and occasional use of audio-visual aids, demonstrations etc. are also made to supplement the lectures. At present the college has sufficient number of teachers to handle the courses, however, History, Psychology, IRPM and Bengali Departments have only one teacher, each. The college does not appoint substitutes faculty but invite expert faculty to share teaching and thus compensate for the additional teaching load. The faculty members are appointed by the University / Governing Body / BPSC / BSUSC. Reservation rules are followed as per State Government norms. The teachers are encouraged to participate in orientation courses, refresher courses, seminars and conferences by granting study leave.

The performance of teachers is evaluated by the authority (Principal) on the basis of feedback from students and the self-appraisal of teachers. The college holds meeting of staff council at regular intervals to apprise the teachers of their performance and to discuss necessary corrective measures for improvement of teaching and learning. The college conducts class tests, terminal and annual examinations to monitor the performance of students. The evaluation methods are intimated to the students through notification at the beginning of the year. There is a grievance redressal cell to redress any anomaly in the evaluation. The college may introduce assignments, question banks.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy & Extension
The college encourages interested teachers to undertake research by relieving them from regular duty. The library and laboratory are equipped to a certain extent to support research. Three research journals are subscribed by the library. The college is a recognized research centre for Ph.D. Programmes of Bhagalpur University. 30 Ph.D. has already been awarded and presently 27 research students are registered for Ph.D. under the supervision of the faculty of the college. Some teachers have publications in research journals. Teachers of Hindi, Bengali, Botany, and Commerce have also published books. The Departments of the Chemistry and Commerce had organized one National Seminar each. One UGC sponsored national seminar is proposed to be held by Commerce department in April 2007.

The extension activities include activities like population education, adult education, National literacy mission, Medical camps, Blood donation camp, AIDS awareness camp, environmental awareness, community development and health and hygiene awareness camps, which are carried out through NSS and NCC. The college has some linkages with the other universities and industries like Sudha dairy, IGIMS, Patna. The research is encouraged by people from other organizations to participate in seminars, lectures and demonstrations. Placement is provided to a certain extent by inviting companies for campus recruitment. During 2006 three students have been placed in IT jobs and Chemical industry.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college is located in an area of 5.99 acres and built-up area is 11065 sq. m. The college has adequate infrastructure facilities in terms of classrooms (29), Administrative buildings, sports facilities, power and water supply. The maintenance of these facilities is under the college authority. Academic infrastructure includes computers (67), Internet connectivity (60), Laptop (4), Projector (4), Xerox facility, and a Central library. The Central Library has a carpet area of 5,865 sq.ft. There are 7 departmental libraries with an average carpet area of 110 sq.ft. There is an advisory Committee to suggest the improvement of Library. Library contains 60198 books and 3 Journals and some Magazines. A separate Book Bank has 4453 books. At present the library does not have Internet and automation facilities. It is desirable to make Internet, reprographic, computer search facilities available in the library. On an average 10 faculty members and 150 students visit the library per day. The seating capacity of the Central Library is 20 and needs more space.

Sports infrastructures include grounds for out door games like football, volleyball, badminton etc. The common room is also used for indoor games. Second floor of the building was constructed to meet the increasing demand of the academic activities. The college has separate common room and wash / restroom for women students and women staff. The budget is allocated and utilized on the basis of recommendations of different committees. The maintenance and repair is done through outsourcing to external agencies. There is a college development committee to look into the infrastructure. There is a library advisory committee to advise the librarian and other staff on the library timings, smooth issue and return of books to the library. The college has a plan to provide Computers, Internet and reprographic facilities in the library. The books and journals are procured on the recommendation of the Heads of the Departments. The working days of the library is 240 days in a year and working hours is 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM (8 hrs.). More than an amount of Rs. 3.00 lakhs was spent on books and journals during the last five years.

Out of 23 Departments, seven departments have computer facility. There is a central computing facility, which provides computer facility to faculty and staff. The students are charged Rs. 10/- per hour. The college through the Heads of the respective Departments maintains the computers and accessories. There is also a hostel for students (Boys) with 28 rooms, which accommodates about 100 students.

The college also has a health centre with a qualified doctor visiting the centre twice in a week to provide health care facilities. There is a placement cell to provide placement and information on prospective employees. Students are encouraged to participate in sports through annual sports meet, Inter-college competitions / tournaments and Inter University meets. Some students represented the University at National level meet.

Criterion V: Students Support and Progression
The current student strength of the college for the session 2006-2007 is 3224, out of which 345 are female students. There are 150 students from other states and 10 from other countries (Nepal and Bangladesh). The number of BC & MBC students was 888, SC 421 and ST 72. In the session 2005-2006, out of 2986, 574 were from BC & MBC, 313 from SC and 54 from ST community.

The college publishes updated prospectus every year which contains names of faculty members, information regarding different courses, fee structure, facilities available in the college, activities of the college and hostel facilities. Course structure, rules and regulations of the college are also included in the prospectus. The college also provides financial aids to SC, ST, BC and physically handicapped students.

The college also provides placement and counseling services to students. The college has an alumni association. The alumni are specially invited on the foundation day of the college, and for meeting held twice a year. They also provide mentorship to the students. The college has the distinction of having many renowned persons as its alumni like Shri Rameshwer Thakur, Governor of Orrisa, Shri Sadanand Singh, Ex-speaker, Bihar Bidhan Shabha and Shri Shankar Lal Tekriwal, Ex-finance Minister of Bihar. The alumni are approached from time to time to contribute to the development of the college.

The college also has a grievance redressal cell for students. The In-charge of the cell takes note of the grievances and the suggestions for inclusion in the policies of the college. There is also provision of free ship for students of ST, SC and OBC, funds for which is granted by the Govt. of Bihar. In addition to these, the college also provides free ships to both reserved and general category students. The sports persons are encouraged through the incentives of providing preference in admissions, prizes, certificates and free ships. During the last five years about 58 programs participated in the regional level competitions. The institute also has the system of feedback from employers. These feedbacks are used to make necessary changes in the infrastructure facilities, curriculum development and modernization of course structure. A large number of students took part in NCC, NSS, Sports and Cultural activities during the last five years. Cadets form NCC took part in the Republic Day parade in 2007. One student received best cadets award.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The Principal of the college is the head of the institution. All activities related to administration, academic, games and sports, cooperation with university administration, finance etc. is under the Principal. There are 21 committees to help the Principal in the various activities of the college. These committees meet once in a month to discuss the various issues related to infrastructure, administration, admission, scholar ships, sports and athletics, cultural activities, library, purchase etc. The management also has the practice of meeting the staff half yearly. The college follows an academic calendar published by the university. The requirement of staff recruitment is assessed on the basis of the information provided by the Head of the Departments. The ratio of teachers to non-teaching staff is 2:3. There is a self-appraisal method, which is used by the university for the purpose of promotion of faculty members. The performance of the teachers is monitored by the college through the record of daily progress in a Diary provided to each teacher. The performance of the non-teaching staff is also monitored through the work allotted and their completion. Staff development programs in computer training are conducted for skill up gradation of the non-teaching staff.

The college receives salary grant from the State Government through the University, other grants for labs, Libraries are received from U.G.C. donations for building construction was also received from Marwari Vittiya Samiti. The Development fees from the students are collected and used for various purposes of the college. The annual audit is done by the University and this is commendable that the college has not received any major audit objections. More than Rs. 40.0 lakhs was mobilized through donations from a local organization called Marwari Vittiya Samiti for construction of college building.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The Peer Team has identified certain healthy practices in the college, which enhance the ambience of the college. They are:

The college follows the academic calendar very strictly. It also maintains strong discipline among the students.

The college organizes regular staff council and various other committee meetings.

The college has introduced uniform for the students to maintain discipline and identity of the college.

In order to ensure the regularity of classes the college has made 75% attendance compulsory for the students.

The internal quality checks are done through feedback on classroom teaching, self-appraisal report of the teaching staff and other informal and formal parent teachers meetings.

Many faculty members are life member of various academic bodies like, Indian Botanical Society, Indian Phytopathology, Food Technology, Mathematical Society, Indian Commerce Association, etc.

Many teachers have donated their journals & books donate to the departmental library.
Surprise visits by the university officers like Vice Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Dean of Students' Welfare etc to the classes and to the college

Linkages with local industries for training of students.

Extensive working days and teaching days.

The college encourages teachers with postgraduate degrees to obtain higher degrees like Ph. D., M. Phil. etc. It also encourages the teachers to participate in seminars and conferences.

The college encourages celebrations of festivals of all religions and communities. It also arranges interfaith celebration once in a year to promote religious Harmony.

The college has introduced two vocational courses and two value added courses.

The NSS and NCC units organize many awareness camps and seminars on communal harmony in nearby and remote village of Bhagalpur District.

The college has a centre of IGNOU.

The college arranges tutorial classes for the weaker students.

The use of Audio visual aids for teaching is another healthy practice.

The management has a democratic approach in the major decision making with respect to
academic and administrative matters.

Another healthy practice is allocation of appropriate budget and maintenance of proper account.

Provision for supply of filtered hygienic drinking water to all the teachers, students and staff.

Identity cards of all the teachers, staff and students.

Provision for College Uniform for the class IV staff including drivers.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The Marwari college Bhagalpur which was established in the year 1941 with only 3 students has developed into a premier institute of higher learning imparting education in the faculties of humanities, commerce and science. The college has adequate administrative, academic and good sports infrastructure facilities. It has 59 faculties with Ph.D. degrees. The self-financing and the value added courses introduced by the college are in tune with the global needs and the needs of the society. It is very encouraging to see the management follow a democratic approach in decision making. The activities of the NSS, NCC, Sports and other clubs are impressive. In view of the above achievements, the college has a great potential to develop further. However, the peer team would like to suggest the following to the college to consider the following all round development and excellence in teaching:

The library needs computerization of the process of issuing and return of books.
Internet and reprography facilities in the library may be provided.

The students support services like placement cell, career guidance cell and students counseling cell need to be further improved.

There has to be greater academic inputs in the form of remedial teaching for slow learners and addition facilities to the bright students.

Alumni association needs further stimulation.

Access to computers by students may be made free.

Teachers may be sponsored for participating in seminar and conferences by providing financial assistance in addition to study leave.

The teachers may be encouraged to take up minor and major research projects.

Linkage with other institutions of higher learning may be created.

The counseling centre needs to be formally established to help the students for vocational, educational and personal problems of the students. The help of Psychology
department in this connection may be taken.

Sports facilities including coaching the students for sports need improvement.

Psychology department needs more space particularly for laboratory.

The peer team appreciates the efforts of the college to offer quality educational programs including self-financing courses and hopes that the college will excel in the overall development of the students. The peer team wishes to thank the Management, the Principal, the Staff and the Students for their willing cooperation and curtsey during the visit.

Name of the Chairperson : Prof. Uday Jain

Name of Member-Coordinator:Prof. Sutanu Bhattacharya

Name of Member:Prof. P. K. Barhai

Dr. M. S. Hussain John

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