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VP and RPTP Science College, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat



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VP and RPTP Science College, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat
Vallabh Vidyanagar (District Anand)
Gujarat, India



VP and RPTP Science College, Vallabh Vidyanagar Gujarat is a recognised institute / college. VP and RPTP Science College, Vallabh Vidyanagar Gujarat is also known as Vithalbhai Patel and Rajratna PT Patel Science College (VPand RPTP Science College).

VP and RPTP Science College, Vallabh Vidyanagar Gujarat is managed by Society: CHARUTAR VIDYA MANDALs.
VP and RPTP Science College, Vallabh Vidyanagar Gujarat is situated in Vallabh Vidyanagar of Gujarat state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of VP and RPTP Science College, Vallabh Vidyanagar Gujarat is +91-2692-235207.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at VP and RPTP Science College, Vallabh Vidyanagar Gujarat are 02692-248609.

Website of VP and RPTP Science College, Vallabh Vidyanagar Gujarat is http://www.vpscience.org/, /www.ecvm.net/vps.htm.

Chairman : Dr C.L. Patel.
General Secretary : Prin. R. P. Patel.

Contact Details of VP and RPTP Science College, Vallabh Vidyanagar Gujarat are : Telephone: +91-2692-230011, 235207, 230104, 236672, 238400, 230011

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Courses

B.Sc(Physics), B.Sc(Industrial Chemistry), B.Sc(Chemistry), B.Sc(Industrial Chemistry), B.Sc(Mathematics), B.Sc(Botany), B.Sc(Computer Science), B.Sc(Zoology), B.Sc(Electronics), B.Sc(Microbiology), B.Sc(Statistics), B.Sc(Instrumentation), Bachelor of Com


VP and RPTP Science College, Vallabh Vidyanagar Gujarat runs course(s) in Computer Applications, Science stream(s).

VP and RPTP Science College is affiliated with Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar


Profile of VP and RPTP Science College

This college is managed by Charutar Vidya Mandal and established in 1947. V.P. and R.P.T.P. Science College is one of the oldest Science colleges in Gujarat. It is affiliated to Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar. It was first an Arts and Science College, after 1959 it has been fully devoted to Science. It has won the award of The Best Science College of Gujarat on THREE Successive occasions. Eminent personalities like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Nobel Laureate Dr. C.V. Raman, Shri Prithviraj Kapoor had visited the college on various occasions.

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Media coverage of VP and RPTP Science College, Vallabh Vidyanagar Gujarat, Gujarat

NAAC report of VP and RPTP Science College

Section - I : Introduction/Preface
V.P. & R.P.T.P. Science College, the first college in Vallabh Vidyanagar, was founded in June 1947 in Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand, Gujarat, a place which is a living memorial of Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Iron Man of India. The college is one of the oldest and premier science colleges of Gujarat. It was established with a vision to educate and uplift the rural people of Charutar area. It was named after Vithalbhai Patel, who became the first Indian President of the Central Legislative Assembly during the British regime. It offered undergraduate and postgraduate courses and carried research in science, humanities and social sciences until 1959. Later, with establishment of independent postgraduate departments and a separate Arts college, it became exclusive Science Degree college. The college is affiliated to S. P. University and is recognised by UGC u/s 2(f) and 12(B) since June 1956. The college offers three year B.Sc./B.C.A. Degree courses in 13 subjects and Ph.D. in Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry etc. The college, with a campus area of about 1,77,507sq.ft., is under the management of Charutar Vidya Mandal(C.V.M.), which was chaired for 35 years by late Dr. H. M. Patel, I.C.S., an able administrator and Ex-Finance Minister, Government of India. Since 1994, the C.V.M. is headed by Dr. C. L. Patel. It is a leading education society managing 38 institutions of education for all levels and various faculties. The college has received 'The Excellence Award - The Best Science College of Gujarat' of the Government of Gujarat for three years in succession.

At present, the total student strength of the college for 2006-2007 is 1410 (848 male + 562 female), and 18 students (17 Male + 1 Female) doing Ph.D. The college has a total of 81 positions of lecturers of which 57 (39M + 18 F) are filled. Of these, 45.6% teachers are Ph.D. degree holders. In addition, there are 08 (5M + 3F) full time lecturers who are management appointees. Of the 60 sanctioned non-teaching staff, 36 are filled in. There are also 02 technical positions, which are filled.

Section - II : Criterion wise Analysis
Criterion- I: Curricular Aspects
The college offers B.Sc. in 13 subjects and BCA with annual system. The programmes offered in pure sciences are in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Botany Zoology, and Statistics. The programmes offered in applied sciences are in Microbiology, Computer Science, Electronics, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry (Vocational Course), Instrumentation (V.C.) and BCA. English at F.Y. B.Sc. level is compulsory subject for all students. All programmes offered are in single major system.

Chemistry is the biggest department with a total strength of 838 students with 169 students at third year level. Of the total of 19 posts of teachers sanctioned, there are 13 full- time lecturers are, in addition to the Principal, who is also a Professor of Chemistry. The success rate of the students is 89.3% with 06 in Distinction and two Gold Medals. In last 05 years, the faculty has published 60 papers in National and International journals. One teacher has received best teacher award by Rotary Club, Anand. Seven teachers have attended, in last 05 years, State, National and International seminars. There are three on going projects, one major (Rs. 5,34,600/-) and two minor (Rs. 25,000/- each), with three already completed (Rs. 1,45,000/-). The annual budget of the department is Rs. 23,000/- (Non-recurring), Rs. 2,77,000/- (Recurring) with an additional Rs. 1,76,000/- by UGC under 10th Plan.

Physics is the next big department with 10 full time and 01 part time teachers, the sanctioned positions being 16. The student strength is 702, with 49 at T. Y. B. Sc. level. The success rate is 85% with 08 Distinctions and one Gold Medal at T. Y. B. Sc. level. The awards and recognitions have gone to three teachers for best research work in 2005, best thesis presentation in 2004, and presentation competition. Nine faculty member have attended seminars in last 05 years. In last 05 years, one research project (Rs. 25,000/-) has been completed. The annual budget is Rs.1,35,000/- (non recurring) and Rs.15,000/- (recurring) with a grant of Rs.68,000/- for UGC.

Biology Department has 07 full time teachers in Botany and 03 teachers in Zoology, with one more appointed on contract basis. The total student strength is 271 of which 07 and 10 are at T.Y.B.Sc. level in Botany and Zoology, respectively. Gold Medal for last 5 years have been won by the Botany Department of this college.

All other departments are relatively smaller departments. Mathematics Department has 5 teachers of which 2 are full time permanent teachers while 3 are on contract basis. The total strength of the students is 489, with 61 students at T.Y. B.Sc. level. Microbiology Department has 9 sanctioned posts; there are 6 full time permanent teachers and one teacher on contract basis. Total number of students is 261 with 132 students at T.Y. B.Sc. level. Computer Science Department has 4 sanctioned positions, wherein one full time permanent teacher and one teacher on contract basis are working. Total student strength is 115 students of which 27 are at S.Y. level and 17 are at T.Y. level. Statistics Department has three full time permanent teachers. However, the total number of students is 4 (2 each at S.Y. and T.Y. level. Similarly, Electronics Department has 5 permanent full time teachers but there are only 41 students (14 at S.Y., 27 at T.Y. level). The Department has UGC grant of Rs. 55,000/-. Industrial Chemistry has total of 4 sanctioned positions in which at present 3 full time permanent teachers are working. The total strength of students is 38 for IC; 31 for IC vocational. The Department has received Rs.69,000/- from UGC. Instrumentation Department has a faculty of two visiting teachers and one ad-hoc teacher. The total strength is 45 with 20 students at S.Y. and 25 at T.Y. level. The annual budget is Rs.2,00,000/-.

This year all eight Gold Medals of the University are bagged by this college.

Criterion II: Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
The college had 240 working days in the academic year 2005-06, of which the number of teaching days was 180. Of the faculty development programmes availed by the teachers, 35 teachers have attended the Refresher Courses, while 12 teachers have attended Orientation Courses during last five years. The college seems to have organized only 03 faculty development programmes, no research development programmes, and several invited/endowment lectures during last five years. Amongst the other programmes the college organized Learn English Programme by English Department in 2003-04, 'Office 2000' by Computer Department in 2004-05, One-day seminar for T.Y. B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry Department in 2004-05, and Seminar, Group Discussion and In-plant Training by Industrial Chemistry Department.

The faculty has predominantly used Lecture Method to cover the course. Teaching aids like OHP are used in teaching of science subjects.


Self appraisal by teachers, student assessment of faculty performance, expert assessment of faculty etc. have been done.

Criterion III: Research Consultancy and Extension
The number of teachers with Ph.D. is 26 (45.6%). 19 (32.2%) of the teachers have M.Phil. degree. 04 teachers have availed themselves (in 2002-03) of the Faculty Improvement Programme of the UGC. 8 teachers are recognized research guide for Ph.D. 07 teachers have registered for Ph.D. and 2 have registered for M.Phil. The college has one major (Rs. 5,34,600/-) and two minor research projects (of Rs. 25,000/- each), sanctioned by UGC.
154 research papers have been published in journals of national and international repute. The papers presented include 02 at national seminars, 07 at international seminars and 03 at state level seminars.

Number of NCC cadets in the college is 194 (110-M, 84-F), while the number of NSS volunteers is 388 (182-M, 206-cF).

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Researches
The college has a campus area of 1,77,507 sq.ft. with a built up area of 85,655sq.ft(48.25%). The college library remains open since 8-00 a.m. to 5-15 p.m. during college working days. The average number of faculty visiting library is 45 per day, while average number of students visiting library is 600 per day. The library has a stock of 43,000 books (19237 titles) and subscribes 20 journals. It has open access system. The special collection includes materials required for competitive examinations and Book Bank. The procurement during last two years include text books (70; 479) worth Rs. 15,189/- and 62,701/-; other books (67; 210) for Rs. 13,191/- and Rs. 36,507/-; and journals worth Rs. 15,024/- and 18,031/- for the last two years, respectively.

The total carpet area of library is 363.40 sq.mtr. (lower floor) and 379.70 sq.mtr. (upper floor). The library is partially automated with own made software. Approximately 07% of the total budget is spent on library. SOUL software facility is available in the Library.

Though the college does not have its own workshop or instrumentation centre, the ones at ' Sophisticated Instrument Centre for Applied Research and Testing ' (SICART, run by C.V.M.) and USIC (of S. P. University) are used. The S. P. University Health Centre takes care of the health of the students and teachers.

The hostels for boys and girls have 214 and 196 inmates, respectively. The nearby Shastri Maidan and Gymnasium, owned by C.V.M. are available for sports etc. C.V.M. owned Tennis Ground and Badminton Hall are also available. Swimming Pool of Vidyanagar Town Club is available at concessional rates.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The dropout rate in last two years i.e. 2004-05 and 2005-06 is 2.0% and 6.54%, respectively. The college may endeavor to find the reason for the drop out and counsel the students to reduce the rate and help bring the drop-outs back to education.

The government scholarships amounting to Rs. 2,94,821/- have been given to 103 students during last year. An amount of Rs. 7,000/- per year is given as scholarship to the needy students from the fund created by the Alumni Association of the College. It will be worthwhile for the college to put in efforts to help maximum eligible students to get the financial assistance from government, university, banks and private agencies, through personal counseling and Guidance Cell.

It will be beneficial to the students to organize career counseling especially for the final year students and involve more alumni in participation in overall development of the students, creation of infrastructure, placement activity etc. Students of the college can avail the career guidance etc from Hyderabad based agency GLOBERENA and Career Development Centre (CDC) run by CVM. This helps the students developing their personality.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The college is managed by Charutar Vidya Mandal, Vallabh Vidnayanagar (Anand). The college has received for the last year Rs. 2,34,31,726/- (100%) as salary grant plus Rs. 2,56,830/- as maintenance grant. In addition, there are fees Rs. 74,060/-, self funded courses Rs. 3,00,000/- and from management Rs. 9,24,930/-. The other financial resources include Alumni Association (Rs. 5,01,704/-), Prize fund (Rs. 39,963/-), and Golden Jubilee fund (Rs. 4,25,000/-).

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The college has MoU with GIDC and SICART.
The institution gears itself to achieve the specific goals and objectives, by organizing curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular activities. The goals and objectives are reviewed and revised and suggestions are taken from parents and students through feedback system. Management also discusses the relevant matters with the principal and principal conveys the matters to the staff through the head of the department for appropriate action.

Some faculty members extend their expertise to organize Orientation Programmes for personnel of chemical industries.

Section III : Over-all Analysis
The College is nearly 60 years old, one of the oldest colleges in Gujarat. It is affiliated to S.P. University, offering 13 degree courses in science stream in single major system.

Commendations:
One of the oldest and reputed college of Gujarat with commendable past.

26 (45.6%) teachers are Ph.D. degree holders while 19 (32.2%) of the teachers have M.Phil. degree and one teacher with M.E.(Chem.Engg.).

Despite being a degree college, there are several teachers who are research guides, have undertaken research projects, and have published papers.

The institute collects progress report of the college twice a year and sends it to CVM, which in turn is published in the 'V' magazine of CVM.

The head of the departments, students, assesses the performances of faculty.

The parents are requested to give their suggestions during the Parent-Teacher meeting.

The Principal addresses the college staff in general staff meetings to discuss about various important issues and the quality improvement.

The institution ensures the quality of its academic and administration programmes by monitoring the performances and feedback of the teaching and non-teaching staff by the head of the institute and heads of the departments. It is also ensured by analysis of feedback and the results of internal/external examinations of the students.

The college introduced two self-financed vocational courses:B.Sc. Instrumentation and Industrial Chemistry as well as Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA).

To promote innovations in teaching and learning new practicals, projects, industrial visits, field studies, seminar, presentations, projects etc. are introduced.

To promote teacher development institution deputes faculty to attend national/international seminars, conferences, in-service training and also organizes local/ state level seminars/ conferences. The college provides financial assistance and also honours the teachers those
who do their Ph.D. The management felicitates the achievers of state level and above.

The institution imparts value-based education by way of personal counselling, group counselling by teachers and also through NSS and NCC activities.

The institution promotes social responsibilities and citizenship roles through NSS and NCC.

The institute has a discipline committee comprising of the Principal, convener, teachers and students (General secretary and class representatives), to look after the institutional ambience for teaching and learning.

No periods are let free. Proxy arrangement is done.

College has a placement cell and campus interviews are arranged

Recommendations/Suggestions:
UGC gives funds for computerization, internet facilities, automation, minor/major projects, vocational/career oriented courses, remedial courses, botanical garden development etc. The college should make best use of these schemes.

The college must strive to increase the involvement of their alumni in developmental
and student oriented activities for the benefit of the students.

For providing competitive environment and for improvement of standard, it is
necessary to take in teachers and students from as diverse as possible and permissible.

Encouraging interaction of the faculty members others at state-level, national and international level will be beneficial.

The college must endeavor to increase the financial resources to provide more scholarships, prizes, books, other financial help to the students and travel grants and other financial help to the teachers to encourage them to take up more student/academic development/research related activities.

The teachers should increase their involvement in providing career guidance and placement facilities.

Vacant positions in various subjects should be filled up. Government is not recruiting teachers since 1998 inspite of repeated efforts made by the college authorities. However the management has been filling up the gaps by appointing contractual teachers.

For better evaluation of students credit system and cafeteria approach be introduced.

Academic calendar be meticulously prepared.

Sports activities be strengthened. Sports director should be appointed.

At least one NSS camp in a year for about ten days be organized. More students should be persuaded join NSS.

Some Departments, e.g. Statistics, have very small number of students (only 4). There is dire need to attract more students or else it will be difficult to justify the existence of the independent Department and the faculty. Similar is the case of Electronics.

Departments like Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Instrumentation, etc. have scope for consultancy, interaction with industry. The college authorities and concerned teachers may explore this possibility.

The Golden Jubilee Fund can be strengthened to take up more student-related activities. The Diamond Jubilee of the college can be a good occasion to explore.

The members of the Peer Team thank the Principal, Members of the college management, faculty members, students, staff for their splendid co-operation extended during the entire visit.

Prof. M. M. Salunkhe (Chairman)

Prof. K. P. Maheshwari (Member Coordinator)

Prof. Bharati Naik (Member)



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