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Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Panaji, Goa
Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Panaji, Goa
Address:P.O.Box No. 222, Miramar
Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Panaji Goa is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Panaji Goa is S. V. Deshpande.
Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Panaji Goa is situated in Panaji of Goa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Panaji Goa is 2462315.
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Contact Details of Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Panaji Goa are : Telephone: 2462376
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Certificate Course in Heritage Awareness
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Certificate Course in Translation Techniques
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Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication
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* B.A., B.Sc., B.Com, B.C.A and B.T.S. degrees
* Advanced Diploma in Translation
* Certificate in Computing
* Certificate in Disaster Management
* Certificate programme in Environmental Studies
* Certificate programme in Food and Nutrition
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* Certificate programmed in Tourism Studies
* Diploma in Rural Development
* Diploma in Tourism Studies
* Master in Computer Application
* Master in Tourism Management
* Masters Degree in Hindi
* Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development
* Post Graduate Diploma in Translation
Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Panaji Goa runs course(s) in Arts, Science, Degree stream(s).
Dhempe College of Arts and Science is affiliated with Goa University, Taleigao Plateau
Profile of Dhempe College of Arts and ScienceDhempe College of Arts and Science is being managed by the Dempo Charities Trust. The College has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore which has given B+ grading to the college. The main objective of Dhempe College is to provide good quality education to young students so that the acquired knowledge would help them in their overall development.
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NAAC report of Dhempe College of Arts and ScienceSECTION I : PREAMBLE
Dempo Charities Trust's Dhempe College of Arts & Science, Panaji, Goa was established in June 1962 and got recognition from the UGC in 1962. The institution was started with the objective of providing higher education to the people of Goa. It is an urban institution located on the beautiful campus of 1.32 acres of land, affiliated to the Bombay University until 1985 and thereafter to Goa University, Goa. The mission of the college is
To evolve â€¦
A community of people
moving creatively in a spirit of cooperation,
On an enthusiastic journey of discovery,
Developing analytical and caring personalities
And acquiring the pertinent skills..
Spurred on by an honesty of purpose..
To share responsibility in enriching the web of life.
The former Principal of the college Shri. Yashwantrao Lawande made significant contribution to its development. The College offers three year Under-Graduate Programmes leading to B.A. and B.Sc. degrees. The college offers 4 major subjects in Arts and 7 subjects in Science . The college also offers 1 certificate course and 5 short term certificate courses. The college has 46 teachers, 10 of them are Ph.Ds and 11 are Part-time teachers, of whom 2 have registered Ph.D. The number of students enrolled is 664 of which 437 are women which accounts for about 67% .
The college is following both annual and semester systems. To make education more job oriented, the college has introduced vocational courses such as Biotechnology and Computer Science. Also the college conducts regularly several Non-Conventional Certificate Courses such as GIS, Journalism, Heritage Tourism, Nutrition for Body and Mind, Theatre, Arts, Glass/Fabric and Nib painting. It has a Central Library, Computer Centre, Canteen, and vehicle parking shed. Infrastructual facilities for indoor and outdoor games are available on the campus and nearby playgrounds. The college deserves all the appreciation for getting itself accredited in the year 2000. In its journey to excellence the college authorities thought it fit to review the standing of the institution after two and half years of its previous accreditation which was valid upto five years. The peer team feels that this must be amongst a very few colleges at the national level to offer itself for accreditation by NAAC within a short period for second time. After submission of their self study report by the college, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council constituted a Peer Team to visit the College and validate its self-study report. The Peer Team comprises Prof. K.P. Sonawane, Vice-Chancellor, Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad as Chairperson, Dr. K. P. Kandasami, Principal, Gobi Arts & Science College(Autonomous), Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu and Dr. (Mrs) Chandrakantha Jeyabalan, Principal, A.P Arts College for Women, Palani as members. Dr. G. Srinivas, Deputy Adviser, from NAAC co-ordinated the Peer Team visit. The Peer Team carefully perused and analyzed the self-study report submitted by the institution.
During the visit on the 20th and 21st February 2003, the Peer Team went through the Self - Study Report and relevant documents submitted by the college. The Peer Team visited the departments, faculties and interacted with the various constituents of the institution. The team also visited support services such as sports facilities, NCC, NSS and others. The Peer Team also interacted at length with the Management, Principal, faculties, students, non-teaching staff, parents and alumni 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 has made an objective assessment of the institution and reports as under.
SECTION 2 : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion 1 : Curricular Aspects
The goals and objectives, for which the institution was established, are being pursued and there is no incompatability between the programmes. The institution has Arts, and Science streams. The college follows the curriculum framed by the University. The college offers a number of programme options, which are quite useful to the students as these offer a wider range of choices. The college provides combination of courses in Political Science / Psychology / Hindi / Marathi / Konkani / Philosophy / Mass Communication / Information Technology / Entrepreneur Development in Biotechnology and Computer Science. A note worthy feature observed in the college is that the third year students have to do Project work as part of their requirement to qualify for the degree. Some of these project works have found to be very good.
The choices of career-oriented programmes like Mass Communication, Computer Science and Information Technology are also available to the students.
The Management shows greater enthusiasm in introducing Non-Conventional Certificate courses from time to time. The College has the Indira Gandhi National Open University Centre ( INGOU Centre ) within the campus offering 15 courses with 686 students.
Criterion II : Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
Admissions are made to UG courses on the basis of their academic record and performance in the interview. The college conducts remedial teaching to educationally disadvantaged students. The lecture method of teaching is supplemented with field trips, seminars, academic discussions, visits to industrial plants and other science organizations. Overall performance of the students is regularly monitored. Respective teachers check the general attendance at lectures, practicals, tutorials, projects and field work. The departments are using audio-visual aids including OHP for effective teaching. There is a desirable emphasis on co-curricular activities. Students of Arts Faculty wanted more field trips. Students expressed their wishes to add more sports facilities, and Internet access. They desired better curricular flexibility and the students feedback is taken into consideration seriously for improving quality of teaching.
Teachers are recruited through a duly constituted selection committee appointed by the University and college administration. There are 46 full-time teachers and 11 part-time teachers. Teachers of the college evince interest in attending seminars and conferences. The college also conducts a few seminars and conferences for the benefit of the teachers. The college is having MOUs with NGOs and Govt. of Goa. It is appreciable that the college has established linkages with BARC and NIO (Goa).
The college follows the self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the faculty in teaching, research and extension. A good number of teachers are members of Board of Studies and Academic Council and court of the Goa University. Some of them are visiting faculty at other colleges and other institutions.
Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
The College encourages research by giving study leave and also by providing seed money. Besides, adjustments are made in the teaching schedule and a Research Committee is existing to clear the research proposals. About one-third of the teachers in the college are involved in active research. There are two major research projects to the value of Rs. 9,15,000 /= and Rs. 4,68,800 /= funded by DST and Dept. of Ocean Development respectively and two minor projects to the value of Rs. 48,000/= funded by UGC . In addition, it is to be appreciated that a research grant of Rs. 50,000 /= is recently given by the Management of the college to the Dept. of Zoology to construct a hatcher. This dept. has established a Mollusca Bank.
Consultancy services are offered by the Departments of Zoology and Geology.
Extension activities like social work, health and hygiene awareness, medical camps, AIDS awareness, blood donation camps and environment awareness are undertaken by the college. Besides, the college also undertakes project like Heritage awareness . Most of the extension activities of the college are being carried out with the help of many NGOs.
Some teachers have authored books for the benefit of students and participated in seminars and workshops. Many of them are members of various Academic associations in their respective areas of teaching and research. Teachers expressed concern that they are not allowed to guide research by Goa University unless they have 5 years of teaching work which is not possible for college teachers since there are no P.G. courses allowed in colleges by the university.
Criterion 1V : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College utilizes its infrastructural facilities to the maximum extent by scheduling their classes from 8.00 A.M. to 5.30 P.M. and also facilitates IGNOU to make use its classrooms and laboratories. The college provides accommodation for the conduct of state level and national level examinations in its premises. Many NGOs and GOs make use of the premises of the college. The Government and public sector undertakings look to the college for giving computer training to their employees.
The college has a central library which is connected to the library of Goa University. There are 27250 books and 41 journals / periodicals. The library has a computer and audio and video cassettes. Reprography and Internet Facilities are available in the college library. However, the library is not yet computerized. It can take the benefit of INFLIBNET at Ahmedabad.
There is a separate computer centre with 25 and I.T laboratory has 11 computers locally connected and 2 dot matrix printers.
Indoor games like Table Tennis, Carrom and Chess and the Volley Ball are available in the college. Due to paucity of space, the college has made arrangements for Basketball, Football, Hockey, Cricket and Ball Badminton in other places like schools run by DCT and sports stadium available very near to the college.
The campus is kept beautiful and pollution free with the plantation of suitable trees and maintaining of lawns.
Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
The policies and criteria of admission are made clear to the prospective students through prospectus and to the Admissions Committee. An Inter-country Youth Programme was organized by the college recently. In order to counsel the students on all academic and personal matters, a Student-Teacher Contact Programme is started. A placement cell and a counselling cell have been started in the college recently. The Alumni Association is active in the college and every year they celebrate Alumni Day. The college encourages students to participate in cultural programmes and inter-class and inter-collegiate competitions. There is no much dropout of students.
A series of short term non-conventional vocational courses like Nutrition for Body and Mind, Journalism, Painting, Theatre arts, Tourism, Public speaking, Yoga, Numerical skills, etc. are offered to the students during vacation. There is Literary association in this college. Students are often taken to field trips and visit to the R&D institutions. Alumni have instituted student scholarships in Chemistry and Gold medal in Geology and a student prize in History. Students have prepared software for computerization of admission and teachers prepared software for examination marks-list. Students are active in cultural and co-curricular activities. The college publishes its annual magazine 'Jidnyasa'. The teachers expressed their satisfaction over the increased interaction with the Management. Better Internet facilities are required to enhance the interactive learning. Teachers expressed disappointment that the vacant positions are not being filled up by regular teachers and student strength is rapidly dwindling for conventional courses. Teachers are also keen for Autonomy of the college. The college functions through several academic and administrative committees.
Criterion V1 : Organization and Management
There is a efficient Local Managing Committee consisting of the Chairman, Administrator, Principal, two representatives of the teaching staff and trustees which looks after the organization and management of the college. In order to have efficient internal administration of the college, several committees have been constituted and delegated powers. The principal of the college coordinates all the activities of these committees. Professional development programmes are conducted for non-teaching staff in the form of computer training, courses on Accountancy, etc. The college has formed committees to prevent ragging , sexual harassment and for redressal of grievances in examinations.
The Dempo Charities Trust has created sufficient corpus fund to tide over financial contingencies to avoid delay in payment of salaries to the staff. The Vasantrao Dempo Education & Research foundation sponsored a 'Goencho Ithisaas' a T.V serial on the History and Heritage of Goa in Doordarshan and recently sanctioned Rs. 50,000 for the construction of Hatchery.
Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
The college has established linkages with national and international organizations for training and research. The college organizes seminars, field trips, camps, etc. to inculcate civic responsibilities and value based education to the students. Much emphasis is laid on the all round development of the learners through arranging competitions, encouraging participation in sports, cultural activities and exhibition.
Many members of the staff take keen interest in associating themselves with the university as members of the Board of Studies, Academic Council, Court and Examination Panels. A good number of teachers are active members of various academic & scientific associations. The college has a website gsg_goa.org . The college is starting B.Sc. (Chemistry & Fire Technology) from next academic year. There is a staff guild - forum for both intellectual and social activities. The college has a vision document and wishes to achieve it.
SECTION III : OVERALL ANALYSIS
The Dhempe College of Arts & Science, Panaji, Goa started about 40 years back is one of the premier institutions in the state of Goa to promote higher education facilities to the people of Goa. The philanthropic family of Dempos has been contributing liberally to its growth since its inception. The Peer Team noted number of positive strengths of the college.
Positive Strengths of the college :-
Available infrastructure such as land, buildings, laboratory, playground, Computer lab, and resource Manpower is used optimally.
A wide range of programme options is available to the students leading to B.A. and B.Sc. degrees. In addition, vocational job-oriented courses such as Bio-Technology and Computer Science are offered.
The college also conducts some non-conventional certificate courses to enhance the employability of the students by imparting some skills along with
The college encourages teachers to update their knowledge by encouraging them to attend conferences, seminars and workshops.
Linkages with various national and international scientific and other academic institutions have been established by the college. To a certain extent, consultancy work has been undertaken by the college.
The classrooms and laboratories are used to their optimum capacity by renting them to IGNOU and other organizations.
Fifty six computers cater to the needs of office, staff, library and computer centre.
Sincere efforts are being made for the integrated development of the students by having N.S.S., N.C.C. and College Gymkhana.
Students-Teacher contact programme and Counseling Cell help the students to realize their potentialities, develop confidence and Leadership qualities.
There is provision of remedial teaching to educationally disadvantaged students in the time-table. Departmental problem solving sessions, Question banks, Project work is provided to advanced learners.
Lecture Method of teaching is supplemented with co-curricular activities like field trips, projects, seminars, interaction with industry, science organizations, T.V., Video and other multimedia.
There is congenial atmosphere as far as management of the college is concerned. The Members of the Managing Committee, the Principal, teachers, non-teaching staff and students are collectively striving hard for the development of the college.
It is heartening to note that an Alumnus of the college has recently contributed a sum of 2 lakhs as endowment from the interest of which scholarship will be awarded to two students who score highest marks at XII amongst those seeking in III year B.Sc.in Chemistry as major.
It is to be appreciated a few faculty have been sanctioned with major and minor project grants from the DST / U.G.C. It is heartening to note that the management of the college has granted recently Rs. 50,000 /= to the Dept. of Zoology for encouraging research in the college.
Commendations and suggestions
Introduction of newer career-oriented courses in frontier interdisciplinary areas like Microbiology, Bio-informatics, Bio-chemistry, Women's studies, Actuarial science, Journalism and Mass communication and Food Technology may be considered by the management. In addition Bio-Technology as a major subject at T.Y.B.Sc. may be introduced.
The college should establish English language laboratory.
Choice Based credit system along with semester system may be introduced.
It seems space is a constraint for the college. Hence the management may invest some money on acquiring land for developing sports facilities in the college.
Amenities like Health Centre and a spacious Non-Resident Students centre need immediate action.
A formal feed back mechanism may be evolved to obtain opinions of parents, students and staff about the functioning of the college.
The institution may go in for autonomy in order to have flexibility and freedom in its functioning.
The college may look for further generous contributions from prominent Alumni towards the development and sustenance of the college and also make use of their expertise and suggestions by strengthening the Alumni Association.
More number of career oriented and value addition diploma and certificate courses may be started either with government support or on its own.
The faculty may be encouraged to get further assistance from UGC, DST, ICSSR, etc. for their research projects.
Computerization of library has been started and it has to be speeded up.
Coaching facilities for Competitive Examinations may be taken up by the college so as to enable the students to face the examinations successfully.
As desired by parents, college may consider starting of B.Sc. Biotechnology course.
The Departments of Economics and Political Science and Philosophy and Psychology be separated.
The members of the Peer Team place on record their sincere thanks to the Management, Principal, Steering committee co-ordinator & members, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, Alumni and parents of the students.
( Shri. K.P.Sonawane )
( Dr. K.P. Kandasami )
( Dr. (Mrs) J. Chandrakantha )
( Dr.K.G.Hiremath )
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