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St Xaviers College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mapusa, Goa
St Xaviers College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mapusa, Goa
Address:P.O. Box No 32, Mapusa, Bardez
St Xaviers College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mapusa Goa is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of St Xaviers College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mapusa Goa is Rev. Fr. Jose Benigno Walter De Sa.
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St Xaviers College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mapusa Goa runs course(s) in Arts, commerce, Science stream(s).
St Xaviers College of Arts, Science and Commerce is affiliated with Goa University, Taleigao Plateau
Profile of St Xaviers College of Arts, Science and CommerceTo provide balanced all round education to its students with a view of forming young men and women who will be intellectually able, high-minded and disciplined citizens of our country, and particularly, at helping Catholic youth to be committed followers of Christ. Historically Speaking St. Xavier’s College, Goa, was founded by the Archdiocese of Goa in June 1963, and was affiliated to the University of Bombay in the same year. In the academic year 1963-64, it conducted only the First Year Arts and First Year Science classes. In the academic year 1964-65, it conducted the Intermediate Arts and Science classes as well. In the academic year 1965-66, the BA and BSc courses were added. In June 1969, registration of candidates for MSc in Physics, Chemistry and Botany and MA in English, Philosophy and Portuguese were permitted. Registration for Ph.D in Portuguese was also permitted.
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NAAC report of St Xaviers College of Arts, Science and CommerceSection I: Preface
St.Xavier's College was founded by the Archdiocese of Goa in June 1963, and was affiliated to the University of Bombay in the same year. The College made its modest beginning in the year 1963-64 with an intake of 150 students in first year classes of Arts and Sciences. In June 1969, the students were admitted to M.Sc.courses in Physics, Chemistry and Botany and M.A Courses in English, Philosophy and Portuguese. Registration for Ph.D in Portuguese was also permitted. In June, 1985, Goa University came into existence and its jurisdiction was extended all over the State of Goa and thus St.Xavier's College also got its affiliation to Goa University in June 1986.
Initially, the College was housed in the high school premises and it moved into the present campus in the year 1968. The College is presently situated in a beautiful Campus, spread over 24 acres of land, which is at the heights of Xavier Nagar with a panoramic view of the surrounding ghats, greenery and villages.
St.Xavier's College, Mapusa - Goa is a Grant-in aid institution and some self-funded courses are also run by the College. The College was recognized by the UGC under 2(f) and 12 B on 3rd August 1976. It is located in an urban setup, and rendering its services with the vision - 'Formation for Transformation'. The mission of the College is 'To provide balanced all round education with the goal of forming young men and women who will be disciplined citizens and will display a high intellectual caliber, as well as emotional balance, and social commitment, and particularly at helping Catholic youth to be committed followers of Christ'. In the last 43 years of its existence, the College has made progress both horizontally and vertically. The College is running BA Course with 15 subjects, B.Sc.Course with 8 subjects, B.Com Course, Bachelor of Vocational Studies course in two subjects, BCA Course alongwith two PG Courses.
The College was assessed and accreditated in 1999 by NAAC. Again in December 2006, the College submitted its RAR to the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore, and in pursuance of this, the NAAC appointed a Peer Team consisting of Prof.K.M.Kaveriappa, Vice Chancellor, Mangalore, University, Mangalore as Chairperson, Prof.R.K.Bharti, Head & Dean, Faculty of Commerce, Dr.H.S.Gour University, Sagar, M.P, as Member and Dr. (Mrs.) J.Manjula, Principal, G.V.G.Vislakshi College for Women, Udumalpet, (T.N), as Member coordinator. Mr. A.S. Kulkarni, Senior Manager, Co-operative Quality Assurance, Kirloskar Oil Engineering Ltd., Pune, Maharastra, was also present as an Observer.
The Peer Team visited St.Xavier's College, Mapusa, Goa, from 13 to 15th February 2007. In accordance with the process of assessment and re-accreditation, the Peer Team studied the documents, examined the infrastructure facilities, curricular and co-curricular activities, as well as various aspects of the functioning and performance of the Departments and the College. The Peer Team also interacted with the members of the Governing Body, Principal, Teachers and Non-teaching Staff, Students, Parents and Alumni. Based on the above exercise and detailed analysis, the Team presents the following criterion - wise analysis and recommendations.
Section II: Criterion - wise Analysis
Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects.
The College was initially established to provide opportunities for balanced and all round educational development specially of Catholic youth. The goals and objectives of the College are to promote Cultural, Social and Moral values, enable the students to acquire good character, develop their personality, inculcate the spirit of discipline and above all to make them competent to face the globalized economy and to seek gainful employment in all spheres of the world. The non-catholic students are also admitted in the College without discrimination.
As the College is an affiliated educational institution, it has little freedom to contribute in the process of curriculum development. The College is presently offering B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com Courses with English, Hindi, Konkani, Marathi, Portuguese, French, Economics, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Mass Communication and Videography, Journalism and Anthropology in the Arts stream; Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Mathematics, Microbiology and Physics in the Science Stream. The College has also started some self - funded programmes such as MA in Psychology, M.Com, BCA, B.Com with Computer Applications (Vocational), Biotechnology and Mass Communication & Videography. Thus, the College has started a good number of inter/multi disciplinary programmes at the under graduate level. In all the said academic programmes, the Curriculum is prescribed by the University of Goa and the options for offering various subjects are limited to the students within the prescribed courses of studies. During post accreditation period, the College has added new programmes namely BCA, BA in Mass Communication and Videography, Journalism, Anthropology. B.Sc in Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology. It has started two PG Programmes i.e. M.A Psychology and M.Com. during this period.
The institutional goals, handbook containing rules and regulations for admission, prospectus and relevant information brochures etc. are provided by the College to the stake holders through its website and publications. The College has attempted to provide holistic education to the students in such a manner that the goals and objectives could be effectively translated into practice. Weekly Value Education classes are conducted compulsorily aiming to inculcate moral values among students.
The College has developed its own feedback system through which feedback is obtained from students, employers (on the job training) and alumni but informally from community, academic peers and industry. Under this system, the College has developed monthly tests, Ruby Jubilee Book Bank, Shikta Shikta Zodd, Mentoring, Prayers, Attendance sheets signed by students, Assignments for skill based learning. In the period 2005-07, major changes / modifications have been made in the syllabii and the same will be implemented in 2007-08.
Criterion 2: Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
The admissions of students in the College are made as per the rules and regulations approved by Goa University, as well as the Government of Goa within the privileges of minority rights. Normally, the students are selected on the basis of merit, but while making selection of the students, the College arranges discussion with the selection-cum-counselling committee and interview with the Principal. In the admission process, preferences are given to the students belonging to peripheries, orphans, persons from humble background, males (as their number is small as compared to Women) young persons from economically and socially disadvantaged sections from rural background. Candidates having excellence in sports and games are also encouraged to seek admissions. The College receives more applications than the available seats in general courses every year while in vocational / professional courses, there is not much pressure of admissions.
The College makes on the spot admission to meritorious students called as Green Channel admission. Some poor students and orphans are admitted with one rupee fee called Blue Channel admission
After providing admissions to students in various courses, the teachers make counselling and identify the educationally disadvantaged students and the advanced learners. Adequate Bridge/Remedial classes are arranged during the academic session for the benefit of disadvantaged students particularly in subjects like Mathematics, Financial Accounting and Costing. Advanced learners are also encouraged to participate in enrichment programmes such as Seminars/Workshops/Special Ruby Jubilee/Book Bank, interaction with teachers and formal classes.
The academic calendar is prepared by the Head of each Department, well in advance, in consultation with their respective teachers and finalized by a committee constituted for this purpose. Hand Book incorporating academic calendar is also prepared for public consumption. A comprehensive teaching plan is also prepared for every term in the academic session and teaching schedule is monitored meticulously by the Principal. Two mid-term examinations are also held for monitoring mid-term course corrections for completion of course curriculum. Monthly meetings with HODs and weekly meetings with new teachers are held for monitoring purposes.
The College has now adopted Lecture-cum-discussion method for classroom teaching. The notes are made available to the students on the Intranet and Website. In addition to this, Paper presentations, Case studies, Group Discussions, Seminars/Workshops Debates, Problem solving Quiz, Assignments, Role-play are used in making learning process self-centered. The Electronic teaching aids including LCD and OHP are being widely used. One mentor for each batch of 20-25 students is provided. The teacher in charge closely monitors the progress of each student through tests, classroom quiz, as well as through assignments. Special attention is paid to keep abreast with the latest developments in the subjects.
The College has a Central Library, which plays a vital role in the learning process. About 39442 books and 6000 back volumes of journals are available and 31 magazines and 116 Indian Journals and 4 Foreign Journals are currently being subscribed. The College Library is also well equipped with CDs/ DVDs/databases and AV resources. There are 335 volumes under Book Bank / Ruby Jubilee Scheme. The Central library is kept open every day from 8.30 AM to 4.30PM except on Sundays and Public Holidays.
At present, there are 69 permanent and 26 contract teachers and 6 are working on lecture basis. In addition to this, there are 38 non-teaching staff. The teachers are recruited in the College as per rules and regulations issued by the Government of Goa and the University. The student -teacher ratio is 18:1. In all, 8 teachers have obtained Ph.D degree (out of which 4 have obtained Ph.D Degree in last five years) which constitutes only 9% of total faculty strength. At present 17 teachers are registered for Ph.D and 17 for M.Phil. During the last five years, 07 teachers have availed the benefit of Faculty improvement program of the UGC and three teachers have attended international level seminars and 32 teachers have attended state level conferences and presented their papers, and many have attended national level seminars.
The College has adopted a formal system of evaluation of teachers. Self-appraisal of teachers is done on annual basis. The appraisal of teachers is received by the Principal. The Institution has also introduced evaluation of teachers by students. The Academic Audit of all the teaching departments is also done by the Quality Assurance Cell.
Criterion 3: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Being basically an undergraduate college, there is very little scope for research and consultancy in the College. However, the College has encouraged teachers to undertake research activities and participate in Seminars/Conferences/Workshops and Refresher/Orientation programmes. During Pre-accreditation period, there were only three teachers holding Ph.D.Degree; now this number has risen to 8. The College has now constituted a Research and Development Cell and a research journal entitled Spectrum is also being published. The College has earmarked a fund of Rs. 30,000/- each, for financing the minor research projects. Two projects funded by the College are for the Chemistry Department. In addition to this, there are three minor projects, presently being carried out with the financial support of the UGC.
Some of the teaching departments are offering consultancy and have done work like Blood testing, Water Testing, Medicinal plants details, Counselling, Weather Report, Radio Consultancy, Translation, Income tax guidance, etc. Most of the consultancy is free but in some cases a nominal fee is charged. During the year 2005-06 the College has earned Rs.60, 000/- through consultancy.
During the post accreditation period, the College has attempted to promote extension activities in order to strengthen its capacity building and teaching-learning process. The NSS, NCC (Boys and Girls wing) and other Cells, Clubs, Associations and Centres are undertaking numerous extension activities by involving a large number of students. Mainly programmes related to Health and Hygiene Awareness, Adult Education, AIDS Awareness, Environment Awareness, Blood donation Camps, Social Work Programmes have been implemented by the College.
Criterion 4: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
St.Xavier's College's campus is spread over 24 acres of land surrounded by rich greenery. The College is housed in three buildings-a three storeyed Science Block, a two storeyed Arts Block and an Administrative Block. The Science Block has 25 Classrooms and 6 Laboratories. The Arts Block has 8 Classrooms, Staff rooms and other essential services for the staff and students. The Administrative Block accommodates Principal's room, the Administrative staff and a Seminar Hall having capacity of 300 students, another hall on the first floor, class rooms, NSS office, Store room, NCC rooms for girls and boys and a Computer lab. In the basement of this block, the College canteen is also there.
The College has got the total built up area of 5586 Sq. mt. The buildings of the College are well planned.
The chamber of the Principal, visitors' room and a Vice Principal's chamber are also provided there. Besides this, there is a Prayer Room and 9 Residential rooms with common dining hall for the Priests staff.
The infrastructural facilities, available in the College, are being optimally used; summer courses, community college courses, consultancy services are organized in these buildings. The accommodation is also being used by the external agencies.
The Central Library is accommodated in a hall having total carpet area of 1017.08 Sq.mt. There is no open access system in the Library. The Library is equipped with books and journals, seven computers with Internet facilities. The Library services are computerized. There is special software for visually handicapped. New journals are properly displayed and list of journals and research papers are also provided to the students. A new Library building is under construction where open access has been planned.
There are four Computer Laboratories in the College and in some teaching departments, computers are provided. There are in all 93 Computers in the College.
There are good sports facilities, Gymnasium, Canteens, Bank Extension counter, Green House, Hybridized Solar Wind Power and Broad band facilities on the campus of the College. There is a Hostel for aspirant priests who study in the college.There is a Hostel for girls run by sisters.
Criterion 5: Student Support and Progression
The total students enrolment in the College during the academic session 2005-06 was 1804 out of which 1191 were the girls students. It shows that about 66% students are female. The examination results of the College have been outstanding in the last five years. In 2005-06, the percentage of successful candidates was 96.47 at the UG level while it was 100 percent at the PG level. In all, 223 students have passed their examinations at the graduation level in the said year in First Division and 100 students have got distinctions also. After completion of degree courses, many students have gone for higher studies in Goa University. The dropout rate in the College is very negligible which is 0.71% during the year 2005-06.
The ambience of the College and its ethos of sincerity, diligence, academic excellence and infrastructural facilities provide an excellent support for overall growth and learning of students. Out of 1804 students in the College, 1462 students belong to Goa while 457 students have come from other states. The College provides financial aids to students, which may be broadly classified into three categories namely Govt.Scholarships, Private Institution's Scholarships and College Scholarships.
The College has also attempted to provide numerous support services for the benefit of the students. A College Placement Cell is working for guiding and counselling of the students to have better employment opportunities. Faculty members are also engaged in providing academic and personal counselling. A Counselling Cell was formally constituted by the College in 2001. The Entrepreneurship Cell is engaged in conducting various self-employment programmes to help the students. The College Alumni Association has also been restructured in 2002 to strengthen its activities.
The Alumni have constantly extended their support for the development of College in its various spheres. The Grievance Redressal Cell is functioning to redress individual or group - grievances of students.
Besides various curricular activities the College has taken keen interest in implementation of a lot of extra - curricular activities. Good encouragement is provided to the students for participation in games and sports activities. During the last five years the students have participated in national and state level sports activities. In some events like Football (men and women) Basket Ball, Hockey (men & women) Judo (men & women) the students have represented the State/University.
In 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06, the College has bagged the Best College Sports Award by the Sports Journalists Association of Goa.
One of the unique features of the College is the Value based Education, Regular lectures are held to inculcate cultural, social and moral values, which are playing a crucial role in all round and holistic development of the students.
Criterion 6: Organisation and Management
The College is managed by the Diocesan Society of Education which is working under the apex body known as Archdiocesan Board of Education (Goa & Daman). As per the provision of the Goa University Act, there is a Governing Council which is headed by Archbishop and the Principal is one of the members. The Principal is the academic head as well as the administrator of the College, who is directly responsible for the internal management of the institution. In day-to-day administration and proper functioning of the College, the Principal is assisted by the Vice Principals, Heads of the Departments and Chairpersons of various committees. There is an internal coordination monitoring mechanism consisting of Quality Assurance Cell. By and large, decentralized pattern of administration has been followed and the faculty members have been widely involved in the decision making process. Self appraisal of teachers is done on an annual basis and feedback, from students about the performance of teachers is also obtained. The assessment of non-teaching staff in terms of their efficiency is also done by the students. The self appraisal reports are normally used by the management for providing promotions to teachers and non-teaching staff.
The College receives full salary grant from the State Government. Non-salary expenditure is also met by the Government. In case of any deficit the management supplements the same. The College has also enhanced its revenue by ways of rent from canteen, bank extension counter. The College is also receiving funds from well wishers and parents in the form of donations. Capital nature expenditure such as construction of buildings is met by the management from its own resources, as well as from special grants of state government and the U.G.C.
Routine and statutory meetings are being convened by the Principal for disposal of various administrative, academic and financial matters. Both internal Audit as well as Government Audit are done every year.
Criterion 7: Healthy Practices
It is satisfying to note that the College has adopted a good number of healthy practices in order to gain academic excellence and to fulfill various social obligations in conformity with the goals and mission of the College. Important healthy practices of the College may be enlisted as under:
The College has adopted a very strong programme of Value Based Education. Teachers within and outside the classrooms, strive to inculcate values to students.
A good number of programmes to meet the social responsibilities and citizenship roles have been undertaken by the College. Many Cells, Clubs and Forum constituted, significantly contribute to promote culture, environment, health, music, theatre, technology, career guidance, placement, rainwater harvesting. The college has demonstrable unit for rain water harvesting, solar energy panels and wind mills to help students to know about the importance of non- conventional energy.
The College is running some good job oriented vocational courses such as Computer Applications, Industrial Chemistry and subjects like Mass Communication and Videography, Journalism, Electronics, Microbiology and Biotechnology.
Existence of special entry channels such as blue channel for poor students and orphans and green channel for meritorious students.
The College faculties keep close contacts with the students through counseling, mentoring and tutorials.
It strives to promote research activities and encourages teachers to obtain research degree by way of token financial support to prepare the thesis. In the last five years, four teachers have obtained Ph.D.degree.
The College has maintained its academic excellence by achieving 90% examinations results with a good number of students obtaining ranks, first division and distinctions.
NSS wing of the College has taken some important projects such as Campus Cleaning. Anti plastic campaign, plantation in campus, village adoption and organisation of camps.
Students of NCC have also attended RD camps, All India trekking, Camp, Annual Training Camp and organized Blood Donation Camp, Elocution Competition.
Two students have bagged national awards during 2003 and 2005 for their outstanding performance as N.C.C cadets.
Section III: Overall Analysis
The College, having beautiful campus with satisfactory level of infrastructural facilities, is a prominent educational institution working in urban setup. It has considerably contributed to impart value based education to the young population particularly girl students, enabling them to seek gainful employment. There is a team of very dedicated, dynamic, young but professionally oriented and committed faculty, who are rendering their services for effective implementation of innovative teaching learning process with the prime objective of attaining academic excellence under the able and strong administrative and academic leadership of the Principal of the College. After going through the Re-Accreditation Report and the visit to the College, the Peer Team makes following Commendations and Recommendations.
Compliance of the suggestions of previous NAAC team and progress achieved after the previous accreditation.
The institution has by and large fulfilled the suggestions made by the Peer Team during its first accreditation in 1999, except the suggestion that mathematical skills should be imparted to all the students irrespective of their specialization. We agree with the response of the institution on this point that this suggestion is difficult to implement, and the knowledge of mathematics imparted to students up to Std X is sufficient to manage one's career, except those whose higher studies need mathematics background. The institution has made commendable progress since its first accreditation in 1999, including the introduction of need based Degree courses, P.G and Self financing programs, encouragement to faculty to acquire higher qualifications and initiation to research, improvement of infrastructure facilities, personality development of students and in responding to the needs of the society around.
A favorable academic atmosphere prevails on the campus which helps promote teaching-learning process.
Two special channels of admissions namely, blue channel-for poor students including orphans and green channel-for meritorious students.
Imparts value education and discipline among the students to enable them to be good citizens.
Makes optimum use of the infrastructural facilities for its academic, co and extra curricular activities.
A large number of extension activities to help the people of rural areas.
Generated Rs.60,000 through consultancy services in the year 2006-07.
Publishes a journal 'Spectrum' containing articles including the research findings of the faculty members
The faculty members are relatively young and enthusiastic and dedicated to their profession.
Good encouragement for sports activities especially for football, cricket and karate.
One of the students namely Tarini Singh represented India in football tournament held in Malaysia this year.
Impressive performance of the NCC unit particularly of girl cadets who have represented the university in the Republic Day parade. One student namely Natalie Narang was selected as the Best NCC cadet in India and awarded Gold Medal in 2005.
As many as 62 Cells, Clubs and Associations have been formed in the College to promote knowledge, discipline, values, awareness, team work and overall personality development of students.
Setting up of demonstration units for rain water harvesting and Non Conventional energy conservation.
Impressive collection of books in the library (39442 volumes and 6000 back volumes of Journals) and subscription for 30 Periodicals, 116 Indian and 4 Foreign Journals.
Computerization of library service.
The College has been declared as the college having potential for excellence by the U.G.C.
The institution attracts a large number of students from other states.
Mentoring system should be strengthened to help build confidence among students.
The existing linkage activities may be expanded and extended to include Chemical, I.T. and other industries in Goa.
The 62 types of Cells, Clubs and Associations existing in the institution to promote skills, knowledge, values and personality of students, though commendable need to be restructured to reduce the number by way of amalgamation of some of the Cells/Clubs/Associations which have overlapping objectives.e.g. Career Guidance Cell, Entrepreneurship Development Cell and Placement Cell may be brought together as Career Guidance and Placement Cell. Likewise, Environment Cell, Rain Water Harvesting Cell, and Xavier Eco Club Garden Cell may be put together as Eco Club.
Microscopes of higher magnification may be provided in the Microbiology laboratory and a cyber laboratory with computers may be provided for the use of students.
The newly commenced M.Com. Program requires qualified and experienced faculty members.
There is a need to increase the staff of the library to assist the Librarian such as one post of Assistant Librarian and two Library Assistants.
Adequate hostel facilities may be provided for both boys and girls who hail from far away places like south Goa and from other states.
It is desirable to undertake office automation particularly for admission, fee collection, salary disbursement and office accounts.
There is a strong case for starting a Women Study Centre in the College as the majority of students (66%) are girls and a considerable number of women/faculty members in the departments of Psychology, Sociology and Economics are qualified to undertake research and studies relating to women.
Certain need based degree level programs in Agriculture, Horticulture, Tourism, Catering, Costume Designing and Fashion Technology and Bachelor of Business Administration may be introduced.
At the P.G. level, starting courses like Mass Communication and Journalism, Tourism and M.A. in Counselling may also be considered.
The NAAC team has been pleased with the reception accorded to it by the Management, Principal, faculty, staff and students, during its visit from 13th to 15th Feb. We are grateful to the Principal, the Coordinator, members of the coordination committee and students for their hospitality during our stay in Mapusa. We earnestly hope and wish that the institution makes further progress and becomes one of the best institutions. We wish them best of luck in all their future endeavours.
Prof. Kaveriappa K.M.
Dr. (Mrs.) Manjula J.
Prof. Newman Fernandes
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