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Smt Vanitaben Dhirajlal Ghelani Mahila Arts College, Amreli, Gujarat
Smt Vanitaben Dhirajlal Ghelani Mahila Arts College, Amreli, Gujarat
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Near Lallubhai Sheth Foundation, K.K. High School Campus, Savarkundla
Amreli (District Amreli)
Gujarat, IndiaPin Code : 364515
Smt Vanitaben Dhirajlal Ghelani Mahila Arts College, Amreli Gujarat is a recognised institute / college. Smt Vanitaben Dhirajlal Ghelani Mahila Arts College, Amreli Gujarat was established on / in 2000.
Principal of Smt Vanitaben Dhirajlal Ghelani Mahila Arts College, Amreli Gujarat is J. P. Borisagar.
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NAAC report of Smt Vanitaben Dhirajlal Ghelani Mahila Arts CollegeSMT. V.D. GHELANI MAHILA ARTS COLLEGE, SAVARKUNDLA - 364515, DIST. AMRELI, GUJARAT was founded in the year 1987 by an eminent Gandhian Shri Lallubhai Seth and has been managed by Shri Nootan Kelavani Mandal,. Savarkundla. The college was started with the main objective to provide quality education for girls coming from rural areas in order that their potentials and capacities are developed. To empower women through higher education is the mission of the college so that they face the challenges of modern world as well as sustain noble heritage of past culture. University Grants Commission recognised the college under 12(B) on 16th December 1994. The campus area is 6304 Sq. Mts. It is located in rural area of Dist. Amreli, Gujarat.
The college has undergraduate courses in the faculty of Arts and is a grant-in-aid institution, affiliated to Saurashtra University, Rajkot. The total student strength of the college was 390 in 2005-06. The college follows Annual System of examination. The total number of full time teachers is 10 and part-time 04. Two of permanent teachers have obtained Ph.D. degree and 10% hold M.Phil degree. The college has 10 non-teaching staff. During the academic year 2005-06 the unit cost of education was Rs. 9587 with salary and Rs. 899 excluding salary. The facilities at the college include library, computer laboratory, Sports field, Canteen and girls common room. The college functions 229 days with 182 teaching days. The total number of books in the library is 13628. The dropout rate is 7%.
Smt. V.D. Ghelani Mahila Arts College, Savarkundla approached the National Assessment and Accreditation council, Bangalore for accreditation and submitted the Self- Study Report in the last month of 2006. The NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of the following members to visit and to assess the institution and validate the self study Report.
Prof. V.B. Ghuge, Chairperson
(Former V.C. Dr. B.A.M. University)
J1 N 5 Vijayshree colony
AURANGABAD - 431 003
Prof. T. Srivenkataramana, Member - Coordinator.
Bhavan - SIET Institute of Management,
No.25, Bull Temple Road,
Bangalore - 560 004,
Prof. I. Bhanu Murthy, Member
VVM'S Sri Damodar College
of commerce and economics
P.O.Box No. 347, Comba, Margao
GOA - 403 301,
Before the visit, the Peer Team carefully studied the report submitted by the college and made a detailed analysis of facts and figures given in the report. The Peer Team visited the college on 17th and 18th March, 2007. Prior to the visit, the team members met on 16th March to discuss and exchange notes on self-study report and formulated modalities for validation process. The team had a detailed discussion and interaction with the Principal, faculty members, students, administrative staff, parents and alumni. The team also visited infrastructural facilities and verified the documents. Based on this exercise the Peer Team presents Criterion - wise assessment, overall analysis and recommendations as part of this report. At the end an exit- meeting was held on 18th march-2007 during which a copy of the draft repo0rt was formally handed over to the Principal of the College.
Section 2 : Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion 1 : Curricular Aspects
This is a college for women and provides for one undergraduate course (UG) in the subjects of Sanskrit, Hindi, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Gujarati, English, Computers, Physical education and Environment. It is affiliated to Saurashtra University, Rajkot. The college was started in 1987 and has been managed by Nootan Kelavani Mandal, Savarkundla. The management of the college is very clear about the goals and vision for women's education and aims at achieving them.
As the institution is an affiliated college. The Saurashtra University, Rajkot decides the curriculum. The teachers of the college do contribute in the revision process of the curriculum. They make use of the student's opinion while deliberating on curriculum in the meetings of the Boards of studies. The college has adopted annual system of curricular design. Out of ten subjects, four subjects are taught with practical and work experience. An advisory Committee of the teachers exists in the college which suggests changes in the academic programmes on the basis of feed-back received from the students and parents.
Critesion 2 : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Students are admitted on the basis of their academic record in the qualifying examination. Being an affiliated college and grant-in-aid institution, the college follows the University and Government rules and regulations. Naturally the students, belonging to SC,ST, O.B.C. and physically challenged categories are admitted by following the rules. The college devotes 182 days out of 229 for teaching. There are 10 permanent and 04 temporary part-time teachers. The ratio of permanent teachers to students is 1:29.35. The college teachers plan for half-yearly and yearly teaching, learning evaluation schedule. H.O.D. monitors the teaching plan of each teacher- Teaching is done through traditional lecture method, supplemented by seminars, group discussion, project-work, book reviews, essay writing and guest - lectures. The college has a computer lab with internet connection. Tutorial system is not followed. The college takes remedial measures for the under-privileged students in the form of extra-coaching, teaching, and guidance.
The college conducts weekly, monthly tests, mid-term and preliminary examinations. In order to monitor student's academic performance, teacher keeps the record of academic progress of the students and principal oversees it.
No formal system of self-appraisal existed in the past. But from current year this system has been introduced. The feedback from students is collected periodically to monitor the performance of the teachers.
The college encourages teachers to participate in faculty improvement programmes of the University. The teachers are also associated with some administrative work. The college has not organised any seminar, conference or symposium.
Criterion 3 : Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college encourages faculty members to participate in research by providing library facilities. The institution does not provide for research funding. 20% of the permanent teachers hold Ph.D. degree and 10% M.Phil degree. The faculty members have not yet applied for any minor/ major research project. One teacher has published 4 books in Hindi. The college provides consultancy, mainly in the form of counselling or guidance.
The college conducts extension activities in the adjoining areas through environmental awareness camps, Yoga as well as superstition removal camps. It undertakes value education camps with emphasis on Gandhian values like simplicity, Truth and non-violence. For providing community services to society, the college collaborates with NGO's and other organisations. One NSS student represented the college at the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi during Jan-2007.
Criterion 4 : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college is located in the rural area and has campus area measuring 1.56 acres. The built-up area of the buildings is 1195 sq. mts. The college meets its expenditures on infrastructure and learning from fees and grants- in - aid. The maintenance of the infrastructure is through supervision of the local management committee. Over the years the college has maintained clean campus.
The college has no workshop centre, Health centre and Hostels. But it has sports field and women's rest room. The college utilizes 8 rooms out of 15 as classrooms. The rest of the rooms are utilised for administrative purposes. In the basement of the building, there is a prayer hall with audio - visual devices for the use of students.
There is a computer room with 15 computers and the Library hall measures 23045 sq.feet. The management plans to construct six class rooms and three rooms for sports, N.S.S., Canteen and for career counselling centre.
The library has an Advisory Committee the number of books in the Library is 13628 and number of Journals subscribed by the college is 10. There exists Book Bank facility. The Library works on all the days except public holidays. It is equipped with computers, internet and printer. Library is open 8 hours per day.
Criterion 5 : Student support and Progression
The college provides services in order to enhance and promote progress of students. The students are performing well and obtain a good percentage of marks in the university examinations. The percentage of passes during last three years is a little over 95%. In 2004 annual examination one student secured first rank in the university and bagged the Gold medal. The college being U.G. College no student appeared for NET, SLET, CAT, etc. A good number of students joined P.G. Courses elsewhere. The dropout rate is 7%. Government and institutional scholarships were availed of by 200 and 20 students, respectively.
The college does not have a placement cell. It has Alumni Association and Parent - Teacher Association. The college has a student counselling centre and grievance redressal cell. The teachers provide academic and personal counselling to students. The college publishes its prospectus which contains relevant information for the students who want to join U.G. Courses. The college organises short-term courses on Knitting- Sewing, healthcare, Beauty parlour and Mehandi - Painting for Women's students. These courses enable them to earn income while learning.
The college provides ample facilities for in-door and out-door games and organises a number of curricular activities in various forms.
Critesion 6 : Organisation and Management
The Governing Body of college has decentralised administrative work and is of non interfering nature. The Nootan Kelavani Mandal co-ordinates its work through the local management committee headed by the Principal. This committee meets regularly for solving different issues relating to teachers, non-teaching staff and students. The Principal conveys discussions, instructions and information to the management. Principal has constituted various committees for diverse activities and they are very active. There are Academic planning Committee, Library Committee, Purchase Committee, Social and Cultural Committee, Sports and NSS Committees. The Head Clerk acts as a link between and principal and non-teaching staff. The purchase procedure is followed as per the norms. The college distributes scholarship to students as per Government rules. The local management and staff Committees met six times during 2005-06. The Grievance Redressal Cell and Students Guidance Cell exist in the college. The management has perspective planning and intends to start PG Classes.
Criterion 7 : Healthy Practices
The Peer Team observed some healthy practices which help the academic progression of the college.
Being women's college in rural area of Savarkundla, it has made gradual progress in providing opportunities in higher education to girls.
The teaching faculty of the college has taken keen interest in imparting education to the students. They have undertaken useful activities such as environmental awareness, superstition removal in the rural areas, in addition to their regular work.
The college has made use of the students feed-back in the enhancement of teaching learning process.
For improving academic performance of the students, the college has held weekly, monthly, tests and terminal examination.
For enhancement of student's analytical ability, college gives them book-reviewing assignments.
Regular prayers are held and the Gandhian values have been introduced to the students for making them better citizens.
Section - 3 : Over-all Analysis
The Peer Team after going through the self study report and after visiting the college, its academic and physical facilities, would like to appreciate efforts made by management and Principal to provide education to Women students who come from rural areas.
The college was established in 1987 with UG Courses in Arts Faculty. The college success rate in the university examination is very good. The college has focused on its objectives in imparting higher education to the female students, providing them opportunities for personality development through curricular and extracurricular activities.
The college has an affiliated status. It follows rules and regulations of the Saurashtra University, Rajkot as well as those of State Government. Within these constraints, the college has provided higher education and value based education to its students. The college being UG, there is hardly any research activity. Only 2 teachers have Ph.D. degree and one Teacher has published 04 books.
The students are actively engaged in sports, NSS activity and social activities and thereby the college has established good rapport with the local people.
Suggestions / Recommendations
Taking into account the competition and the challenges of the 21st century, the college should widen the scope of its academic activities and put in greater efforts for coping up with the situation effectively. With this view in mind, the Peer Team suggests the following points for future development of the college.
PG Courses should be started in selected subjects, on a priority basis.
Career orientation to the Women students is needed. The college may start need based vocational courses like mass media, computer science, home science, tourism administration, beauty culture and Fashion technology.
The computerisation of the administration and the accounts section is necessary.
Students and teachers may be given short term computer training by charging a nominal fee.
The library should have a catalogue and computerised system together with open access system for students.
Students should be encouraged to make use of library extensively by giving them academic assignments.
A gymnasium may be built for the benefit of students, seeking funds from agencies like UGC and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Faculty members need to be motivated to take up research activity, particularly Ph.D. work, under FIP scheme.
Faculty members should be encouraged to participate in seminars and update their knowledge and skills.
Faculty members should take initiative in organising seminars, conferences by obtaining required finance from U.G.C. and other funding agencies.
Faculty members should undertake minor and major research projects.
The College should have a hostel on the campus and a health centre utilising the special provisions of the UGC and Government funding.
A well-equipped English language laboratory will be useful to train students and faculty.
An effective course in spoken English may be arranged for improving the communication skill of the students.
College should have facilities in order to prepare students for various competitive examinations.
College may acquire a bus for the students for travelling from their residence to the college and back.
College may also start a B.Com course and other technical courses for the benefit of the local students.
The Peer Team places on record its sincere thanks to the Management, Principal, Faculty, Non teaching staff, students, parents and alumni for their support and assistance during the visit. We sincerely wish that the college grows into a larger centre of learning with national recognition.
Prof. V.B. Ghuge,
Prof. T. Srivenkataramana
Member - Coordinator.
Prof. I. Bhanumurthy
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