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Ahir College, Rewari, Haryana
Ahir College, Rewari, Haryana
Rewari (District Rewari)
Ahir College, Rewari Haryana is a recognised institute / college. Ahir College, Rewari Haryana was established on / in 1945.
Principal of Ahir College, Rewari Haryana is Sh. J.N. Yadav, Sh.A.S. Yadav.
Ahir College, Rewari Haryana is situated in Rewari of Haryana state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Rewari comes under Rewari Tehsil, Rewari District.
Fax # of Ahir College, Rewari Haryana is 1274-222465.
Website of Ahir College, Rewari Haryana is http://www.ahircollege.com/.
Contact Details of Ahir College, Rewari Haryana are : Telephone: +91-1274-222313, 220446
Ahir College, Rewari Haryana runs course(s) in Arts Commerce , Computer Applications , Business Management , Science stream(s).
Ahir College is affiliated with Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (Haryana)
Profile of Ahir CollegeThe Ahir College, Rewari (ACR) founded in 1945 is one of the oldest educational institution serving Southern Haryana and affiliated to MD University, Rohtak. Rao Birender Singh Ex-Chief Minister and Union Agriculture Minister of India articulated his vision of distinctive institution against the back drop of regional history and in the context of the aspirations and needs of contemporary society of joint Haryana and Punjab. The Ahir College, a non profiting, independent institution of higher education has yielded more than fifty years of fruitful service which integrates liberal studies and professional education to give its graduates both breadth and specialization.
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The Ahir College, Rewari established in 1945 as a result of community initiative, is one of the oldest pioneering educational institutions serving Southern Haryana, which is predominantly a backward region. Situated on the Rewari-Narnaul road, the college has a sprawling campus of about 13 acres of land and a built up area of about 80,000 sq. ft.
The college is managed by Ahir College Society, Rewari (Haryana), which also runs R.B.S. College of Education, Rewari; R.B.S. Model Public School, Rewari; Rao Tula Ram Public school, Rewari; K.V.K. Rampura, Rewari and Rao Tula Ram College of Engineering, New Delhi.
The College offers under graduate level courses in arts, science, commerce and management. It is affiliated to the M.D. University, Rohtak. The college is UGC recognized under sections 2f and 12B. It is a grant-in-aid college and abides by the rules and regulations of the Department of Higher Education (D.H.E.), Govt. of Haryana.
College imparts education in fifteen subjects out of which English, Hindi, History, Political Science, Geography, Mathematics, Sanskrit, Economics, Commerce, Physics and Chemistry were started from the inception of the college. The departments of Botany and Zoology were added in the year 1966. Keeping pace with the changing times, college has started the department of management studies in the year 1998, offering a self-financed B.B.A course. A vocational course in Tax Procedure and Practices (TPP) under Commerce Department was also added in 1999.
Overall the college appears to be working towards achieving its goals and objectives as spelled out in its Mission Statement - Students are admitted solely on the basis of their academic qualifications The creation of a multi-cultural, co-educational, academic community is both a means and an end in the mission of the Institute. It provides students with a rich and varied campus life that fastens their personal growth and supports their transition to responsible adulthood in a rapidly changing world. It is attempting to integrate liberal studies and professional education to give its graduate both breadth and specialization. It has initiated and is attempting to provide vocational courses to meet the changing socio-economic needs, with human values and purposeful social responsibility and to achieve excellence with 'Quality in every Activity'.
Criterion: I - Curricular Aspects
Its academic programmes (B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com.) are geared up for the enhancement of opportunities for liberal higher education in the region. The courses B.B.A., and B.Com with TPP are career oriented/vocational in nature.
The college is affiliated to the M.D. University, Rohtak. As such it has no control over the curriculum designs, redesign, review etc. Most of the temporal plans of academic work are based on annual system. However, semester system is followed in case of BBA programme. Limited flexibility in subject options is available in the Arts and Science faculties at the entry stage.
The college does not have any formal or informal feed back mechanism from academic peers and employers with respect to the curriculum. However, those teachers who attend refresher/orientation courses interact with academic peers.
Criterion: II - Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
(a) Admission and Dropouts
Students are admitted on their academic merit i.e. marks obtained in class XII Board examination and personal interview. The cut off percentage of marks at entry level in science subjects is 45%, in Arts 35% and Commerce 40% and 50% in BBA courses respectively as per the M. D. University Rules and regulations.
The dropout rate varies from year to year. It is 33% for batch I and 21% for batch II. The pass percentage for batch I is 69% and batch II is 80%. The overall college pass percentage is comparable to University pass percentage. In some departments pass percentage is better than the University pass percentage. The results of BBA Vth Semester for Dec. 2000 and Dec. 2001 examinations were outstanding with all the students securing First Division in the University Examinations.
Most of the students seeking admission to the college belong to the state of Haryana and a negligible number from the neighbouring states of Rajasthan and Delhi. The College is having a strength of 2132 students in three streams of education i.e. Arts, Science and Commerce including self-financing BBA course.
(b) Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The teachers plan their teaching in accordance with the Academic Calendar worked out at the beginning of the academic session. However they do not make any specific teaching plans. Mostly teaching is lecture based. Interactive methods such as debates, quiz and question answer sessions are used to make learning interesting. Departments of management studies, geography and science have the audio-visual devices and teachers are using them for teaching, etc. The teachers in other subjects should also be encouraged to use audio visual aids and other innovative methods. The students of the vocational and B.B.A. course are encouraged to give seminars and undertake projects. The students in these two streams are also sent for summer placement/training for giving proper field exposure and orientation.
The college conducts house examination and monthly tests to asses/monitor the students' progress. Students are informed about the tests well in advance. Remedial classes are held for the educationally disadvantaged students. There are no bridge or supplementary programmes offered by the college. Promotion to higher classes is based on annual university examinations.
The college is sincerely working to fulfill the requirement of UGC by having 181 teaching days and 220 working days as observed from the records of the academic year 2001-02. 90% of the workload is borne by the regular staff of the college and rest is borne by the part-time / temporary staff.
The Teaching staff of the college is recruited through Selection Committees, which comprise of the representatives of Director of Higher Education, the university, the management of the college and subject experts. The management appoints the Ad-hoc lecturers and their salaries are paid from the amalgamated fund. Some lecturers are appointed on contractual basis for the self-financing courses.
In total there are 38 teachers, out of which 25 are permanent and 13 are temporary. 12 teachers are the alumni of the college. However, teachers are sharing extra load. They are dedicated and hardworking. The strength is not sufficient as per norms of the University and UGC. 4 teachers attended National Seminars and 17 teachers have attended refresher/orientation courses of UGC ASCs for the advancement of their career during the last two years.
There is no faculty evaluation either by peers or by the students. The teachers are evaluated through the ACRs as per Govt. rules. Evaluation by Peers and students are important modes of Faculty Improvement and deserve to be introduced.
Criterion: III - Research, Consultancy and Extension
Nine teachers have PhD degrees and 8 are holding M.Phil degrees but none of the faculty is currently engaged in active research leading to publication. However complimentary role is played by some of the faculty in guiding research projects for Distance Education programmes of the University. Perhaps, the faculty is overburdened with the responsibilities of teaching and other activities of the college due to their inadequate number in comparison to the actual faculty requirements of the college. The college doesn't have collaboration/linkages with national / international institutions and industries. However, the college is engaged in extension activities such as Organisation of Blood Donation Camps, AIDS awareness Camps, Women's Empowerment through Women Cell, Extensions Lectures, NSS Camps etc. These activities of the college are carried out with various committees of teachers constituted by the Principal. The students and teachers are encouraged to participate in the extension activities by giving prizes. The college has commerce & management, sanskrit and science associations.
Criterion: IV - Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college is located in 13.01 acres of land. It has 23 classrooms, a staff room, well equipped laboratories, auditorium, furnished seminar / conference room, computer lab, administrative block, boy's hostel with necessary amenities, Principal's residence, guest house and quarters for the faculty and staff.
The college has a separate science and library block. The science block has separate lab, storerooms and staff rooms with the required facilities. It has a gymnasium, huge playgrounds, canteen and a vehicle-parking shed. While interacting with students, some of them suggested that the facilities of seating in the canteen are inadequate and need to be expanded.
The college management is providing sufficient funds for augmenting the infrastructure to keep pace with academic growth. Additional rooms have been added to meet the increased strength of students. Recently the College has invested around Rs. 15 lacs on renovating the infrastructure and purchase of apparatus and instruments for science departments.
To meet the exigencies of the frequent power cuts in the area, the college has one generator of 25 H.P and the power generated in the solar energy park. Through the solar energy park the college is also providing awareness in the use of alternate energy sources. The college is also using this facility for lighting the campus and providing central water heating system in the hostel. It is an excellent effort worth appreciation.
The college maintains its buildings/infrastructure through maintenance committee headed by Principal. Beautification and cleanliness of the college campus is also done through the maintenance committee. College campus is neat, clean and well maintained.
The college has a central library having 41,851 books and good number of news papers (24), periodicals (25) and journals. There is an advisory committee for the library. There is a book bank facility in the central library for needy students. Library has access to CD facilities. The students are encouraged to use the T.V. and VCD Player available in the Library. The computersation process of the library is under progress. The library is opened for 7 hours per day for 6 days of a week. The departments of management studies, commerce and sciences have departmental libraries. The departmental library of management studies is well equipped with reprography and all other modern facilities and a reading room, which is a special feature of the college.
There is no central computer facility in the college; however, the Physics department has 2 computers (Pentium III), department of management studies has a well-equipped computer lab. These departments may try to go in for computer aided learning packages. The computers and their accessories are maintained by the computer in-charge with the help of the supplier. There is no facility for imparting computer education/skills to students of other courses.
Health Services & Sports facilities
The college has well developed sports infrastructure. There are playgrounds for outdoor games, namely - cricket, football, hockey, kho-kho, basketball, volleyball and tennis. There is an athletic track and gymnasium. It has facilities for indoor games namely badminton and table tennis. The college students are encouraged and motivated to use the existing facilities before and after the college timings.
The services of District sports Coaches are utilized regularly. The college continues to be the university champion in football. The college provides incentives to outstanding sports persons by way of fee concession, free books and sports kits and sports wear. Prizes are given to winners. There is a dispensary available in the college with a full time compounder. The emergency cases are referred to the nearby hospital with which the college has a tie up.
Criterion: V- Student Support and Progression
The college is issuing its prospectus to the prospective students in which all rules and regulations of the college as well as of the M.D. University, criteria of admission in various courses and subject options available in the college have been published.
The students are provided financial aid in the form of merit scholarships; merit-cum means scholarships and stipends for the SC and ST students. Needy students are provided fee concessions. The financial outlays for these are in the grant in-aid from D.H.E.
Cultural association and debate club are working in the college. The students of the college had excelled in Zonal Youth Festival. The college has NCC and NSS programmes. The college NCC unit is regularly represented in the Republic day Parade and in the Basic Leadership Camp (BLC), which are national level activities. The college Alumni is well placed and represented in various spheres of employment. A number of alumni of the college have been selected in the all India and state services (IAS, IPS, IRS, Judicial services, Haryana administrative services, etc.) and in defence services. The college should seriously think of utilizing its rich alumni by forming an alumni association, which in turn may have a pro-active role in the developmental activities of the college. While interacting with alumni and parents the team observed that they are enthusiastic and willing to provide all the required inputs to the college for its growth and sustenance. They all expressed the need for upgrading the college to P.G. level and introduction of professional and vocational courses.
An employment cell is working in the college with one senior teacher as in- charge of this cell. He guides the students about the current vacancies in the job market from newspapers and other sources. This cell also motivates students to seek self-employment and around 10 are self-employed till date. The college is providing help to the students to prepare them for entrance tests for admission to professional courses such as MBA, M.Sc, etc.
Criterion: VI - Organization and Management
The college has gone through difficult periods since its establishment in 1945.During the years of its service to the cause of higher education in the rural area, it has proved its commitment to the cause by surviving through the difficulties with a sense of determination and commitment of the faculty, and the support of the management committee and the local community.
During the years from 1978 - 1991, when the Govt. had discontinued the Grant -in-aid to the college, the management provided the resources for the sustenance of the college. While interacting with management it is observed that the management headed by the former Chief Minister of Haryana is vibrant, committed, forward looking and transparent in its functioning. The Principal is given the freedom to lead the proper functioning of the college.
Haryana affiliated colleges Act 1979 as amended in 1998 governs the working of the college. The Ahir College Society, Rewari, manages the college. Being an aided college, receiving 95% of the salary grant from the Government, it follows the rules and regulations of the Government. Governing body consist of the members of the society, nominees of the DHE and University, elected representatives of the teaching and the non-teaching staff. The Governing body is elected for the term of 3 years under the supervision of the University with the President of the society as the Chairman and the Principal of the college as its Ex-officio Secretary.
The college management has formed a number of committees to co-ordinate and monitor the various academic and extra-curricular activities under the Chairmanship of the Principal.
There is an internal audit mechanism through bursar (additional charge to a teacher). The external audit is done by A.G. office. The Principal is empowered to sanction expenditure up to one lakh, where as beyond this the approval of the finance committee, constituted by the management needs to be obtained. The unit cost of education is around Rs. 5762/-.
Majority of the non teaching staff and the faculty of the self financing courses are appointed from time to time on contract basis from the funds provided by the management/ generated form the self financing courses.
The performance of the teaching and non-teaching staff is evaluated by their A.C.R's. The University and D.H.E. Haryana govern the college fee structure. There has been no change in the tuition fee for last two years. The welfare schemes for the staff and students are limited to those under the provisions of the Government rules and regulations. There is a discipline committee to deal with the grievance of the students.
Criterion: VII - Healthy Practices
The college puts efforts to bring in community orientation and inculcates civic responsibilities among the students through NSS; NCC programmes and by holding Blood donation, AIDS awareness and other camps.
The Principal and faculty are actively involved in the various committees and play important role in the development of the college. They are sharing extra workload due to lack of staff.
Professional/vocational courses along with the traditional courses are being run by the college, i.e. BBA, B.Com vocational course (Tax Procedure and Practice). The BBA Department has created excellent infrastructure facilities.
The college has adopted mechanism/process for internal quality by conducting regular tests and by taking required corrective measures.
The college is organizing various functions, extension lectures, sports activities, etc. throughout the year for all round development of the students.
The college is working towards the community orientation and awareness of the rural masses by setting an example and propagating the use of alternate energy sources. The solar energy park, central water heating system of the hostel and campus lighting, sprinkler system for the maintenance of the play fields are a few commendable efforts worth mentioning.
OVERALL ANALYSIS AND SUGGESTIONS
Enrolment, Achievements and Infrastructure
It is one of the oldest college situated in a sprawling 13 acres campus and has strength of 2132 students enrolled in various UG courses. Most of these students belong to the state of Haryana and 95% of them come from rural areas. Around 31% of the students are girls. The pass percentage is around 70-80% in liberal streams of education; out of which 15% are placed in first division. The college has been the university champion in football many a times, and university champion in Volley ball (Girls). College campus is spacious and has a sufficient built up area, playgrounds for outdoor games, athletic track and gymnasium.
Teaching, Research and Extension
In total there are 38 teachers (25 permanent; 13 temporary). There are 9 teachers holding PhD degrees, 8 holding M.Phil degrees and 21 holding P.G degrees. About 25% teachers are the alumni of the college. None of the teachers is actively engaged in research leading to publications / consultancy. Teachers by and large are confined to the classroom teaching and most of the teaching is lecture based. Teachers rarely use audiovisual aids.
The college doesn't have collaboration/linkages with national/international institutions and industries. Teachers are attending in-service programmes of UGC ASCs as it is mandatory requirement for career advancement. Very few teachers had participated in the seminars, conferences, etc.
The alumni and the parents have a tremendous sense of respect and admiration for the 'visionary approach' and ' the will to do' of the faculty and the management of the college. `Excellent Discipline'; 'Access to facilities both academic and extra-curricular, financial assistance to deserving and needy students' were specially appreciated by the alumni and the parents during the interaction with the Peer Team.
A number of extension activities of the college are carried out with the various committees of the teachers constituted by the Principal. These activities help teachers and students to gain glimpse of the field level realities. The college puts efforts to bring in the community orientation and inculcates civic responsibilities among the students through NSS, NCC and holding Blood donation camps, Cultural and literary activities.
The committee wishes to draw attention of the management and the college authorities on the following issues for further development: -
Individual scholarly pursuits on the part of the teachers outside the classroom are acknowledged as a desirable adjunct to teaching. Therefore, the faculty needs greater motivation/encouragement to take up research projects and participation in seminars, conferences, etc.
While interacting with the students, teachers, alumni and parents, some of them suggested that the college should open more career oriented and vocational courses. Immediate need of starting short and long term job /skill oriented courses with the help of the sister organizations like the KVK may be given a serious thought
Feedback from students/alumni/parents and student evaluation of teachers may be introduced for Faculty Improvement.
Computerization of the office and the library and Internet facilities may be considered.
The college should evolve ways and means for active involvement of alumni by forming an alumni association.
The infrastructure maintenance and other healthy practices should be sustained
With the fact that the Govt. is not providing the requisite support and the vacant posts not being filled up the future sustenance of the college demands evolving new ways of resource generation and mobilization.
In view of the significant contribution of the college through decades, in providing access to Higher Education to the rural masses and specially to the girls the Govt. should relook into its policy and consider filling up of the sanctioned posts.
The Peer Team appreciates the efforts of the management, Principal, staff and students in providing all the cooperation and support to the team during its visit to the College. The team wishes to express its thanks and gratitude to all the members of the college community in enabling the team to perform its task in a smooth manner.
Dr. M.L. Sisodia
Prof. Satya P. Gautam
Dr. R.S. Hande
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