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PD Pandya Mahila Commerce College, Ghodasar, Gujarat



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PD Pandya Mahila Commerce College, Ghodasar, Gujarat
Address:College Campus, Near Muktajivan Smruti Mandir, Vatva
Ghodasar (District Ahmedabad)
Gujarat, India

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PD Pandya Mahila Commerce College, Ghodasar Gujarat is a recognised institute / college. PD Pandya Mahila Commerce College, Ghodasar Gujarat was established on / in 1992.


Principal of PD Pandya Mahila Commerce College, Ghodasar Gujarat is Shri D. T. Raval 9898186666.

PD Pandya Mahila Commerce College, Ghodasar Gujarat is situated in Ghodasar of Gujarat state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of PD Pandya Mahila Commerce College, Ghodasar Gujarat is 079-25898686.

Website of PD Pandya Mahila Commerce College, Ghodasar Gujarat is http://pdpandyamcc.org/.


Contact Details of PD Pandya Mahila Commerce College, Ghodasar Gujarat are : Telephone: +91-79-25833339, 25433455


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PD Pandya Mahila Commerce College, Ghodasar Gujarat runs course(s) in Commerce stream(s).
Management, Accountancy, Commerce, Economics, Secretarial Practice, Statistics etc.

Approval details: PD Pandya Mahila Commerce College is affiliated with Gujarat University, Ahmedabad


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Profile of PD Pandya Mahila Commerce College

P. D. Pandya Mahila Commerce College made a modest beginning with little over 50 students. The college now boasts nearly 1100 students. The college focuses on high academic excellence and high moral standards among girl students. Our mission is to promote higher education among girls, more particularly among disadvantaged ones. The college offers subjects like Management, Accountancy, Commerce, Economics, Secretarial Practice, Statistics etc. to students. It also engages students in community services, NCC, NSS etc.

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NAAC report of PD Pandya Mahila Commerce College

Section - 1
PREFACE (PREAMBLE)
P.D. Pandya Mahila Commerce College, Ghodasar, Dist. Ahmedabad has volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and prepared a Self Study Report (SSR) that was submitted to NAAC in January, 2007. The Council constituted a peer team to visit the college and validate the Self-Study Report. The peer team consisting of Professor Uday Jain, as Chairperson, (former Vice Chancellor, Awadesh Pratap Singh University), Professor B.G. Jadhav (former Principal, Marathwada Mitra Mandal's College of Commerce, Pune) as Member Co-ordinator, and Professor K.M. Mathew (Former Dean and Registrar, Goa University, Goa) as Member visited the institution for two days i.e. 7th and 8th of March 2007. Mr. B.S. Madhukar, Deputy Advisor, NAAC, Bangalore was in-charge of the pre-visit preparation.

The P.D. Pandya Mahila Commerce College, affiliated to Gujarat University, Ahmedabad was established by Meghdoot Educational Trust in 1992 and is now running under the leadership of Principal P.D. Pandya with a sacred objective to impart education to girls students of backward area of Ahmedabad district. The mission of the college is to bring women to the forefront of the society.

The college began functioning with the faculty of Commerce. The college has got permanent affiliation from Gujarat University and has obtained 12(B) and 2(f) recognition from UGC, in 2000. During the short span of 15 years, the college has been imparting higher education to the women students in Commerce. The college has only undergraduate programme with the strength of 1059 female students.

The college is located in a sub-urban area of Ahmedabad. It is a single-faculty institution run on grant-in-aid basis with 5 departments in commerce, namely, Accountancy, English, Economics, Statistics and Business law. The various academic programmes are conducted by 11 permanent and 2 part time and 4 visiting teachers. There are 10 non-teaching staff in the college. The unit Cost of Education including Salary is Rs.4996/- and excluding Salary is Rs.1059/- for 2005-06

Keeping in mind the goals and visions of the institution, the Peer Team carefully analyzed and SSR submitted by the college. The Team verified the institutional and other data presented and confirmed the facts during the two days visit to the college through interactions with the Management, Principal, Steering Committee members, faculty, students, parents, alumni and administrative staff. The Peer Team also visited all the academic facilities available in the college. Accordingly, the assessment of the college under the various criteria as presented by the NAAC has been made. The criterion-wise observations including the strength and issues of concern along with its suggestions for qualitative enhancement of the institution are detailed in the following pages.

SECTION: 2
CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion-1: Curricular Aspects
The P.D. Pandya Mahila Commerce College, Ghodasar, Dist. Ahmedabad (Here in after referred to in this report as the College) is affiliated to Gujarat University, Ahmedabad and follows the curriculum prescribed by the University for the various courses of study at the U.G. level. The college runs B.Com courses without any option as the college is in the initial stage of development. As per the provisions of the university, all students have to study English, as compulsory language. For the core options, they have to study three subjects. The medium of instruction is Gujarati; however, the college makes special effort to develop communicative abilities in English.

As envisaged in its mission, the college runs three years B.Com courses with input of new technology. The courses are taught as framed by the Gujarat University and there are revised every three years. As the college is devoted exclusively by to women's education, it aims to develop ethical and intellectual development of females not only by classroom teaching but also by participating in community services. The use of audio-visual aids and computers and field visits to industries help the students in their all-round development. Being a small college in terms of its faculty, it is not so far able to provide courses or options to select other courses in commerce. There are no interdisciplinary and self-finance programmes in the College. The feedbacks from students and parents are obtained occasionally to bring in changes in teaching methods. Academic audit is conducted by the teachers and it is appreciable to note that experts are invited in the college to deliver special lectures. The team appreciates the coordination between students and teachers. Teachers take initiatives to familiarize students with Internet, power-point presentations and using learning resources. Feedbacks from students are also used to provide special lectures to non-performing and slow students.

Criterion-2 - Teaching - Learning and Evaluation:
The college is situated in an area comprised of lower-middle class people and admits girls students from this class on the basis of their academic records strictly following the University guidelines. Before commencement of the teaching programme, the internal quality assessment cell of the college test the familiarity with the English language, particularly of those students who have not opted English at their school. Then college arranges a short-term bridge course of English for these students. It is appreciated that college arranged scholarships and study materials without cost for economically disadvantaged students. Teaching learning is organized not only by lecture method alone but also by use of computers, power-point presentations, seminars and visits to the industries, tutorials in English and statistic courses. Periodical tests, terminal examinations, and assignments are arranged to monitor the academic progress of the students. Central Library facility is provided to all the students. Appointments of the teachers are made following university rules and state government guidelines. There is no formal procedure for evaluating performance of teachers, however, management gives the certificate of appreciation for excellent performance of teachers. It is desirable to fix the objective criterion for evaluating performance of the teachers, along with a feed back system. The principal communicates the method used to evaluate students, to them in the beginning of academic year. For internal assessment marks to the students college conducts two mid term examinations. The evaluation system is kept transparent as for the students expressing grievances the re-evaluation is made in the concerned paper. Besides the terminal examination, a class tests are taken by the subject teachers, and provides necessary feed back to the students so that they can improve in the final examination. It will be better if parents are also informed about the performance of their wards.

Criterion-3 Research, Consultancy & Extension:
Though the college is not a research centre and engaged only in undergraduate teaching, but the orientation of research is provided through the academic programme including engagement of final year students in conducting surveys and library facilities of books, space and journals. Teachers are also engaged in publishing books and papers. Through extension services college has established networking with the neighbourhood. Students have set up a "social service club" and under the banner they are engaged in community awareness programmes. NSS students participate in camps, social work and cultural activities. The college has linkage with lions club and college students occasionally participate in environmental awareness, tree plantation, elimination of child labour, AIDS awareness etc. with the facilities available in the library the faculty members could have brought research projects from outside funding agencies to develop further in research work and to create linkages with the university and other reputed national institutions.

Criterion-4 Infra-structure and Learning Resources:
The college is located in an area of 2.5 acres (shared by other institutes under the same Management) land and has a multistoried building with three floors, 17 classrooms, administrative office, a staff room, auditorium, a canteen, library, separate space for filtered drinking water, parking facility bank and a playground. To carryout other academic activities college has a reading room, reprographic and Internet facilities, printer, scanner, fax and Audio visual aids. Other facilities include CWDC chamber, N.S.S. room, sports club and projector room. It has also indoor games facility. The college has a committee for maintenance of infrastructure of the college. It looks after the maintenance of the buildings, cleanliness and water facilities etc. Safety arrangements are adequate. The college has a canteen in the campus. There are no hostels as most of his students are from nearby places. The Central library has three computers, a photocopy machine and Internet facility, Tape recorder, and CD database. It remains open from 7.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. on all working days. It has over 6000 books and 16 journals; it is desirable to have a separate computer facility so that teachers and students can do their work as and when they need. Presently the facility is available only in library. The sports field, available in the college, premises need improvement.

Criterion-5 - Student Support & Progression:
The present students' strength of the college is 1059, including SC and ST students. As reported by the principal, approximately 35% of the passing-out students go to higher studies. The University examination results are good. The college record of the alumni association suggests 65% of the students are employed after graduation. It is not clear whether they got jobs after graduation from this college or after higher degree from other institutions. The drop out percentage is presently low. The college provides annual handbooks at the time of admission. The management provides free study material to the poor students and one time small scholarships of Rs. 500/- to each student securing first division in the University examination. Every year an award of Rs.2000/- is given to the best student of the college and Rs. 1000/- to the best NSS student. The scholarship amount of Rs. 3,80,485/- was made available to 231 students of the college during the year 2005-06.

College has a Collegiate Women's Development committee (CWDC) to provide occasional counselling, which needs up-gradation to provide psychological as well as career counselling at regular basis. The alumni association was established in 2003 however, its active support system needs to be developed.

The students' grievance redressal cell of the college is functional and during last 5 years a number of facilities have been provided to the students to fulfill their needs. College students use sports facilities in the college and have participated in the State and National level sports. Few students have won prizes. Presence of a qualified Physical instructor may facilitate the performance of students in the games and sports. The students are motivated to participate in cultural programme organized by the college annually and send students to participate in youth festivals organized by the University. There are two units of NSS in the college and they organize awareness programmes, Aids, pulse-polio and environment awareness etc.

Criterion-6: Organization and Management:
Though it is a small unit, it has an efficient co-ordination and monitoring mechanism. Performance of both teaching and non-teaching staff is appraised from time to time and they are given opportunities for better performances. The staff council assists the Principal in academic, administrative and students' affairs through periodic meeting and consultations. The Principal has long experience of academic and administrative leadership. Teaching staff members have attended district level workshops and orientation course organized by academic body. The Local Management committees with representatives of the teaching and non-teaching staff members meet frequently and provide necessary direction on financial, personnel and administrative matters including starting of new courses and other developmental activities. The meetings of teachers with principal discuss work allocation, completion of syllabi and all academic matters. The periodic meetings of the students-council give feedback on problems encountered by students. The college follows the norms prescribed by the University and Government regarding recruitment of teachers. Grievance redressal facilities are available to students, non-teaching staff, and teachers in a informal way, and this need to be formalized. College involves faculty students, parents, and members of alumnae to plan development of the college. The documents are maintained in order. It has completed the work planned such as construction of canteen, extra class- rooms and computer rooms. For the development of teaching and non-teaching staff, college organizes lectures and workshops.

The college has an Employees' Cooperative Credit Society for the benefit of teaching and non-teaching staff. The employees are given the opportunity to get loan facilities from the financial institutions. It has a grievance redressal mechanism for employees. The college from time to time organizes several students and employees welfare programmes.

Criterion-7: Healthy Practices:
The college has a number of programs significant to the overall growth of the students in terms of academic development, involvement in curricular and extra curricular activities and extensions programs, to mention a few:

Efforts by the committees to check quality in academic activities and infrastructure.

An internal coordinating mechanism with the principal, teachers, non-teaching staff, members and students.

Involvement of teachers in serving on a number of committees.

Joint monitoring of progress of academic work by Principal and heads of departments.

Functioning of collegiate women development committee to provide counselling for students.

Optimum use of infrastructure and other facilities for existing programs in the college.

Encouragement provided to disadvantaged learners through a course on communicative English.

Encouraging and guiding students for competitive examinations.

Emphasis on neighbourhood services.

The establishment of a Cultural Heritage Centre in the college to conduct various cultural and value based activities.

The college is sensitive to the latest management concepts like- strategic planning, team work, decision-making and computerization and the college encourages the teachers for self development by deputing under Faculty Improvement Programme and the teachers are also motivated to attend seminars, conferences and also undertake research activities. Peaceful atmosphere is provided for the perusal of research.

Section - 3:
OVERALL ANALYSIS
The Peer Team makes the following observations and suggestions based on the visits made to the college and discussions held with different functionaries.

The deep concern of the management in providing higher education to the disadvantaged girls is highly appreciable.

The self-appraisal system and other methods of feedback to the faculty are satisfactory but needs more precessions to explicit.

Involvement of teachers in numbers of committees.

Plan to start job-oriented courses.

Large number of cash prizes to encourage meritorious students by teachers and donors.

Extensions activities through NSS.

The performance of students at TY level is good.

Involvement of Alumni in development and support to the college.

The Peer Team after considering the commendable aspects of the college wishes to make the following suggestions for the quality improvement of the institution.

Institution is involved in neighbourhood network but needs a formal record to provide evidence as well as to strengthen the same.

The mechanism for evaluation of teachers and staff by students and parents need to be upgraded and improved. The college may introduce interdisciplinary courses and self-financing job-oriented programmes.

The Alumni Association needs to be strengthened and concrete programs need to be chalked out and implemented. The involvement of the Alumni in the development of the institution is advisable. There is also the need to formalize the Parents Association.

Attempts may be made to start short-term self-financing courses based on local needs like Fashion designing, Interior decoration, Flowery culture, Journalism and Basic Computer Application.
Counselling system may be introduced.

Communicative English Workshops to be strengthened to train both students and staff in communicative skill.

Library has to be strengthened with more number of reference books and computerized coding. The library should maintain daily attendance register of students visiting it.

Attempts may be made to start a unit of N.C.C. in the college.

Departments need to be strengthened with more facilities like separate rooms, department library, Computer etc.

Computer literacy program for teaching and non-teaching staff and all students could be taken up in a phased manner.

In view of the development of the college, a separate lady hostel may be planed approaching the various funding Agencies.

Sports facilities need to be further strengthened by training in indigenous sports and athletic so that more students can actively participate in sports and games. The appointment of a qualified Physical Education Director, preferably a lady, may be expedited.

Many departments, namely economics, statistics, Business laws need permanent teachers.

It is desirable that the college may carry out academic audit.

It is desirable to start M.Com. programme in the college with different specializations.

The college may approach the University to make it an Examination Centre of the University.

English medium instruction may be introduced in view of the demand of all the stakeholders.

Conclusion
The Peer Team is of the option that this exercise will be useful to the college to initiate quality enhancement strategies towards excellence. It places on record its appreciation and thanks the Management, Principal, faculty, steering committee, administrative staff, students, alumni and parents for the whole hearted co-operation and hospitality extended to it during their visit to the college.

Prof. Uday Jain.
(Chairman)

Prof. B.G. Jadhav
(Member Coordinator)

Prof. K.M. Mathew
(Member)

Shri P.D. Pandya
(Principal)

Date: 8-3-2007




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