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Kamani Science College and Prataprai Arts College, Amreli, Gujarat


Kamani Science College and Prataprai Arts College, Amreli, Gujarat
Address: Plot / Street / Area
Vidya Vihar, Bhavnagar Road, Dist. Junagadh
Amreli (District Amreli)
Gujarat, India
Pin Code : 365601

Kamani Science College and Prataprai Arts College, Amreli Gujarat is a recognised institute / college. Kamani Science College and Prataprai Arts College, Amreli Gujarat was established on / in 1961.

Principal of Kamani Science College and Prataprai Arts College, Amreli Gujarat is D. P. Virani, A.H.Patel.

Kamani Science College and Prataprai Arts College is situated in Amreli of Gujarat state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Amreli comes under Amreli Tehsil, Amreli District.

Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Kamani Science College and Prataprai Arts College, Amreli Gujarat is (are) : 2792-223527,222236.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Kamani Science College and Prataprai Arts College, Amreli Gujarat are 9924106262.

email ID(s) is Kamani Science College and Prataprai Arts College Amreli Gujarat

Contact Details of Kamani Science College and Prataprai Arts College, Amreli Gujarat are : Telephone: +91-2792-222047, 224352, 223527, 222236

K.H.Katara (Jr.Clerk)Mobile 9979572127


Kamani Science College and Prataprai Arts College, Amreli Gujarat runs course(s) in Arts , Science stream(s).

Approval details: Kamani Science College and Prataprai Arts College is affiliated with Saurashtra University, Rajkot (Gujarat)

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NAAC report of Kamani Science College and Prataprai Arts College

Amreli has played an outstanding role in the sphere of education during pre-independent period. Late Maharaja Sayajirao Gayakwad, a great social reformer, made primary education free and compulsory. Female education was also encouraged at that point of time.

This area lacked institute of higher education. To provide and promote higher education Shri Amreli Jilla Vidhyasabha Trust was founded under the presidentship of late Dr. Jivraj N. Mehta, the first chief minister of Gujarat. Kamani Science College and Prataprai Arts College was initially established in 1961 as an Arts College with an intake capacity of 110 students and latter on in 1962 Science Faculty was added. The trust has campus of 105 acres of land, a portion of which has been donated to Gujarat government for the established of Government Polytechnic Institute, an Old Age Home, PTC College and a School for Blind Children. Besides Kamani Science College and Prataprai Arts College, the trust also runs a women college and a commerce college. The college is recognized under 2 (f) and 12 (B) of UGC Act 1956.

The College volunteered to be assessed by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore by submitting its Self Study Report. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council constituted a Peer Team to visit the college and validate its report. The Peer Team comprised of Prof. C. K. Sharma, former Vice-Chancellor of Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa (Madhya Pradesh) as a Chairperson, Prof. S. C. Dhuttargaon, Principal, Shriman Bhausaheb Zadbuke Mahavidyalaya, Barshi - 413401 (Maharashtra), as Member Co-ordinator and Dr. Neelima Dahiya, Professor, Dept of History, M. D. University, Rohtak - 124001 (Haryana) as Member.

The Peer Team visited the institute on March 21st and 22nd 2007. The Peer Team carefully perused and analyzed the Self-Study Report. During the visit, Peer Team went through the relevant documents, visited the departments and interacted with various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and other facilities were assessed. Peer Team also interacted with the Principal, Faculty, Students, Non-teaching Staff, Parents, Alumni and members of the Governing Body of the institution. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, the Peer Team submits this report to the NAAC for its perusal.

Criterion - I : Curricular Aspects
The vision and mission of the institute, to provide quality oriented teaching that may bring out the potentiality of the students, is indeed noble.

The college imparts B.A. degree level courses in English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Gujarati, Economics, Psychology and Political Science. Also it offers two Post Graduate courses i.e., M. A. in Hindi and Sanskrit. The college imparts B. Sc. Degree level courses in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Application (Vocational) and Biology.

The college does not have freedom to develop its own curriculum. Being an affiliated college, it is bound to follow the curriculum prepared by the Saurashtra University. The college follows the curriculum prepared by respective Board of Studies and approved by appropriate body of the University.

Some of the teaching members bear the membership of Board Of Studies (BOS) of their respective subjects. Some of the teaching members are also members of Academic Council and adhoc syllabus framing committees. It is also worth mentioning that the college has organized seminars on syllabi framing of various subjects such as Sanskrit, Hindi, and Chemistry.

The admission process is governed by the rules and regulations framed by the Saurashtra University, Rajkot and government of Gujarat.

For admission to undergraduate level in Arts faculty the cut off percentage is 50 % and at P. G. level, the admission is given on merit basis as per University norms. For Science Faculty, the cut off percentage for admission depends on the result of Gujarat ,Higher Secondary Board. Students with outstanding performance to their credit in sports, cultural and curricular activities are given preference in admission.

The Goals and Objective of the College are -
To create leadership qualities among the students.
(ii) To infuse Sportsman spirit among the students.
To make them academically alert and socially human.

Criterion - II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The college has 32 teachers, out of which 30 are permanent teachers and 2 are part-time teachers. Four teachers have been appointed by the management on fixed payment. Their entire salary is being paid by management only. Students strength is 2473, out of which 1229 are boys and 1344 are girls. The college is co-educational one. It follows transparent admission procedure. Admission to different courses is given on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination. Direct admission for the courses is allowed on 'first come first serve' basis till the seats are filled-up. The admission to P.G. classes is finalized strictly on the basis of merit.

The college publishes the updated prospectus. These are distributed among the students in the beginning of academic year. The college does not prepare its own academic calendar but follows the academic calendar prepared by Saurashtra University.

The college is following the lecture method of teaching for Arts and Science Streams. Class room teaching is being supplemented by organizing field studies and educational excursions in some subjects as per requirement of the course. For the student of science stream, both theory and practical classes are conducted. The modern teaching aids like LCD projectors and computers are used to make teaching more effective. The progress of the students is monitored by conducting class tests, quiz, debates etc.

If a teacher retires, the vacancy so created is not allowed to be filled by the government. In order to run the teaching programmes, the college authority appoints teachers on part time basis. The college invites applications from intending candidates to be considered for appointment as part-time teachers. Selection Committees are being constituted comprising of Principal, subject experts from college and representative of the government body to select suitable candidates for being appointed as a part-time teachers.

The college encourages the teachers to attend orientation programmes and refresher courses to update their knowledge and improve their professional skill. Special leave is sanctioned to the teachers to attend the seminars/conferences/workshops etc at state and national level.

The teachers usually adopt the conventional methods of teaching such as class room lectures, black-board explanation and handing over reference notes etc. They also suggest reading material and reference books. Attention is paid towards interaction, several class room tests and assignments.

University conducts annual examination at the end of each academic year. College level tests are conducted periodically. Students whose performance is poor are properly advised and prepared for the final examination.
It is note worthy that the college has completed 240 working days and 180 teaching days. The college has not evolved any mechanism to evaluate the performance of faculty in teaching and learning.

Criterion - III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college has recognized the importance of research and teaching. College authorities encourage teachers to acquire advanced qualifications.

The college has 30 permanent teachers, 2 part time teachers and 2 management teachers. There are 12 teachers with Ph. D. degrees, 2 with M. Phil. degrees and 2 teachers are NET qualified. The institution has 5 Ph. D. approved guides and out of which 3 are from Science Faculty. And 2 are from Arts Faculty. Institute promotes the faculty in research by allowing teachers to attend and participate in various seminars, conferences held at state and national level. A teacher from Psychology Department has received a minor research project of Rs. 40,000/- from UGC.

The college has received a UGC grant of Rs.1,00,000/- for NRC ( Network Resource Center) for a period of five years under Xth plan. A Network Resource center is set up in the college for the benefit of students and teachers. Under the scheme students and teachers would be proficient in the use of Internet Surfing.

The college promotes and facilitates the participation of teachers and students in extension activities under the auspices of NSS, and NCC etc. The volunteers of 2 units of NSS (100 male volunteers and 100 female volunteers) undertake various community development programmes such as cleaning of locality, campus cleaning, Aids awareness, organization of blood donation camps. Every year the NSS volunteers organize special 10 days camp in adopted villages and undertake extension activities and social work.

There are 02 programme officers (01 male and 01 female) who supervise NSS activities. The college has 02 units of NCC, one for the boys (105 cadets) and the other for girls (30 cadets). During the session 2005-06, 29 students appeared for 'B' certificate examination, out of these 21 cadets could clear the examination. 26 cadets appeared for 'C' certificate examination out of these 17 cadets could clear the examination. Two students participated in national level Republic Day Parade and thus brought laurels to the college. The NCC cadets participated in national integration camps and other extension activities such as leprosy rally and blood donation camp.

The extension activities of the college are carried out under the banner of NSS and NCC. Various extension and awareness programmes are regularly conducted by the college to name a few, awareness programmes against AIDS & Female Feticide and awareness for health and hygiene. The institution also works and plans extension activities in collaboration with NGO's like Lions Club, Rotary Club, Youth Welfare Club and Health Department. The college organized blood donation camps and creates awareness about population control.

The college does not provide any kind of consultancy services as the concept has not yet percolated to them.

Criterion - IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Kamani Science College and Prataprai Arts College is the oldest college in the District started way back in 1961. The built-up area of the college is 3800 Sq. Mtrs. It has a sufficient number of spacious and airy classrooms, multipurpose auditorium, well furnished Principal's chamber, Administrative office, Staff room, NSS, NCC, Cultural activity room, carrier corner centre, audio visual room, sports room for indoor games, well equipped laboratories, language laboratory, botanical garden etc.. The college management is proactive for the growth of the college. In order to ensure the optimum use of existing infrastructure the college runs study centre for Indira Gandhi National Open University and Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University.

The College library has good collection of books. Total number of books in the library is 49,380. There are 28 magazines, 5 journals and 7 news papers in the library. The automation of a library is in progress. Students are allowed to keep books with them till the annual examination. The library remains open for 8 hours (10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) on all the working days only. The photo coping facility on nominal rates is available for the students and teachers with the library. Internet facility for the students and the teacher is yet to be made available. The library has a reading space with the seating capacity of 75 students.

The college has three storyed boys hostel which could accommodate more than 120 students. College does not have a health centre however, first aid facility is available in the college. The college has a covered cycle stand, a water cooler with two terminals, a canteen and a girls common room.

The college has sufficient number of class rooms and a computer center with 2 laboratories having 56 computers, 8 Printers and with Internet facility. It is worth noting that a computer centre remains open on Sundays and on demand on other holidays also.
The college has modern teaching aids such as OHP, Slide Projector, Multimedia Projector, TV, VCD, Models and Charts.

The college has a provision for indoor and outdoor games. It has a play ground for Kabbadi, Kho-Kho and Volley ball etc.

Criterion - V : Student Support and Progression
The college publishes updated prospectus annually. Eligible students avail themselves of different kinds of financial aids from central government, the state government and the university. Institute also provides financial aid to the students. Government scholarships have been given to 669 students free ships to 867 students. The college also gives financial aids to high achievers and outstanding sports persons.

The dropout rates at UG level for the year 2003-04 and 2004-05 are 12.5% and 9.41% respectively and at PG level dropout rate for the year 2003-04 and 2004-05 are 4.00% and 8.17% respectively.

The institution motivates and encourages the students by providing a large number of physical and infrastructure facilities to participate in sports and games.

The institution has playground for outdoor games such as Kabbadi, Kho-Kho and Volleyball as well as indoor game facility such as table tennis, Judo and wrestling.
Institution has sufficient water as well as power supply. College hostel has 30 rooms which can accommodate more than 120 students, but adequate number of students are not staying in the hostel. Health center is not there, however first aid facility for the students as well as teacher is available.

The institution motivates and encourages the students by providing a large number of physical and infrastructure facilities to participate in sports and games. For the last ten years there is no Lecturer in Physical Education. Visiting coaches impact training to sports person and train them to participate in college, inter-college, University, inter-university level sports meet. Financial assistance is given to outstanding sports persons.

The NSS and NCC units are active in the college. These units undertake large numbers of community services along with training students in discipline and combat practices. It is worth noting that several NCC cadets got jobs in Police force and Armed force.

The Peer Team had lively interaction with some of the members of Alumni Association which includes distinguished personalities from different walks of life. The Alumni Association has recently been formed.

The Institution has necessary support services to ensure the physical and intellectual health of all its constituents. The college has made good contribution to sports. Large number of students represented the college at University level, Inter University Level and also two students were selected in National team in football (boys). Many students got cash prizes and certificates for their good performance in different games.

Criterion - VI : Organisation and Management
The college is affiliated to Saurashtra University, Rajkot and is run by Shri. Amreli Jilla Vidyasabha Trust.

The Governing body consisting of President, two Vice-Presidents, Managing Trustee, two Honorary Secretaries, the Director, the Deputy Director, trustees, members and Principal is ex-officio secretary, runs the college. The governing body is run by the power and functions laid in the constitution of the trust. The Principal of the college is the fountain head of the institute. For the smooth functioning of the college, the administration is decentralized by entrusting the various responsibilities to various committees such as Admission Committee, Time Table Committee, Sports Committee, Cultural Activities Committee, Discipline Maintaining Committee , Library Committee and Examination Committee etc.

The various academic activities are planned and coordinated under the overall supervision of the Principal.

The records and accounts of the college are properly maintained and duly audited regularly.

The framing of admission procedure, the annual examination, publication and declaration of results is the responsibility of the affiliated University.

Vacancies in the college are regularly filled by the management after receiving NOC from competent authority. Appointments are made on merit basis. The reservation policy of the state Government is strictly followed in admission & appointment of teachers and non-teaching staff.

Last financial year resources of college are as follows.
Grant in aid Rs.1,44,50,707/-
Self financial courses Rs.2,82,100/-
Other fees Rs.11,57,813/-

The unit cost of education including salary is Rs.7670/- and excluding salary is Rs.1220/-.
Criterion - VII : Healthy Practices
Beyond the curricular activities, the college has developed number of healthy practices which have enriched the college. A few of them are

i) The institution has established language laboratory, which helps the students to improve their language proficiency in English.

ii)The institute has adopted a mechanism for quality checks by forming. 'Internal quality assessment Committee'. The committee keeps an eye on students feed back mechanism and continuous evaluation of unit test.

The institute by utilizing its man power and infrastructure, ensures the quality of administration as well as academic.

By inviting scholars from different walks of life to deliver speeches on ethics and morals, the college imparts value based education.

NCC cadets and NSS volunteers visit deaf and dumb school, Old Age Home and work for them in different ways. With the help of college students adult education is also imparted.

The institute has made initiative to have technologically advanced infrastructure to make
learning more effective.

There is a healthy practice of collective administration. The members of the faculty are associated with different aspects of the college administration. It not only ensures transparency in administration but also promotes team work and decentralization of college administration.

Inculcation of discipline and spirit of community service amongst students have been promoted through various extension activities undertaken by the NCC and NSS.
To cater the needs of girl students women cell has been established.

To meet the sudden and unforeseen financial requirements of the employees, the teaching and non-teaching staff of the college has formed 'The Employees Credit Co-operative Society'.

The committee appreciates the good gesture shown by the retired teachers of the college. At the time of retirement they have voluntarily donated some amount for the developmental activities of the college, such as providing cooler facility, cycle parking stand, aiding poor, and aiding poor students etc.

Section - III : Overall Analysis
Shri Amreli Jilla Vidyasabha's Kamani Science College and Prataprai Arts College was established in 1961 with the intake of 110 students, through the efforts of well meaning person like Late Dr. Jivrajbhai N. Mehta, the first Chief Minister of Gujarat, who were committed to spread higher education in this semi-urban area of Amreli and its surrounding rural area since its inception the college has, to a large extent, catered to the educational needs of the people of Amreli and its neighborhood. It would be pertinent to mention here that the students with poor economic background has been greatly benefited in getting access to higher education through the college.

The Peer Team, after going through the SSR and on the basis of its visit to various academic and physical facilities of the institution, finds that the college has been able to make significant progress and is satisfied with the performance. The college is functioning in accordance with its aims and objectives. There is healthy relationship between various functionaries of the college, which has contributed to the cordial environment. The Peer Team considers the following features of the college as commendable:

The college has made significant progress in translating its vision into reality i.e., to provide quality education to the people of this predominantly rural area and to develop this college as a model rural college

The College has maintained a cordial interpersonal relationship between the teachers and the students.

It has contributed to the community life through its NSS and NCC units.

It has ensured a healthy study atmosphere in the college.

The college runs one self- financing course to augment its financial resources.

The college promotes and facilitates the students participation in Co-circular activity, Social work, community oriented work, Personality development Programmes and Cultural activities through NSS, NCC and extension activities.

The Peer Team takes this opportunity to offer few suggestions, which may help this institution in planning for its future growth and development:

The college may take necessary steps to fill-up the vacant teaching and non-teaching posts.

Provisions may be made to open Honours Courses at the Under Graduate Level.
For upward mobility more Post Graduate Courses may be opened in a phased manner after strengthening the faculty and infrastructure.

Almost all the course offered by the college is of conventional nature. In the rapidly changing scenario of higher education, the college may explore the possibility of introducing more need-based diversified courses like B.C.A., Information Technology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Journalism and Mass Communication, Tourism and Travel Management, Interior Designing and Decoration, Bee-Keeping, Fashion Designing etc. on self financing mode.

Vocational courses suitable for catering to the local needs may be designed through closer interactions with the local industrial houses and potential employers.

The structured formats for students' evolution of teachers and overall institutional performance may be improvised.

The library needs to be strengthen by procuring recent editions of Text books, and Reference books. More refereed Journals relevant to the courses in the college may be subscribed. The automation of library needs to be done speedily.

Modern needs the central library is the urgent requirement for the college. A detailed proposal to this effect may be submitted to the UGC for the financial ground.

The Emphasis may be given all research activities. The Members of the faculty be encouraged to undertake Minor/Major Research Projects with financial assistance from the UGC, ICSSR, CSIR and other funding agencies.

The college may organize quality improvement and awareness State / National Level Seminars / Symposia / Conferences for teachers of other colleges with the help of external funding agencies like UGC, University, Industry, NAAC, etc.

A woman's study center for empowerment of girls in the college may be established.
Students, teachers and non-teaching staff should be encouraged to use Internet facilities.

A modern campus canteen is a felt need and the college may submit a proposal to the UGC for grants.

In order to make Alumni Association more effective it may be provided with the office space in the college premises and the preceding of its meeting be maintained..
Audio - Visual teaching aids and Internet may be use limberly for class room instruction.

The college may be prepare its students to develop their skills in spoken English and make them able to appear for various competitive examinations.

The Peer Team wishes to record its appreciation of the good will and cooperation extended to them by the Principal, the faculty, the management and the students.

The Peer Team thanks the college for the co-operation and hospitality extended for the conduct of the visit and wishes the college all the best in its future endeavors.

Prof. C. K. Sharma

Prof. S. C. Dhuttargaon,
Member Co-Ordinator

Dr. Neelima Dahiya,

Prin. D. P. Virani

Date: 22nd March, 2007

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