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MS Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka
MS Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka
Address:M.S.R.I.T Post, MSR Nagar
MS Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka is a recognised institute / college. MS Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka is managed by Society: GOKULA EDUCATION FOUNDATION. MS Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka was established on / in 1962.
MS Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka is situated in Bengaluru (Bangalore) of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Website of MS Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka is http://www.msrcasc.org/.
Contact Details of MS Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka are : Telephone: +91-80-23600966, 23446935
CoursesB.A, B.Com, B.Sc, B.Sc(Electronics), B.Sc(Genetics), B.Sc(Microbiology), B.Sc(Biotechnology), B.Sc(CS), B.B.M, B.C.A, M.Sc(Biochemistry), M.Sc(Biotechnology), M.Sc(Microbiology), M.Sc(Applied Genetics), M.B.A
MS Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka runs course(s) in Arts, Biotechnology, Commerce, Computer Applications, Information Technology, Business Management, Science stream(s).
Profile of MS Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and CommerceLate. Sri. M.S.Ramaiah, a noted entrepreneur, industrialist, philanthropist and visionary started in 1962 with his own resources, M.S.Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce, with the laudable and worthy objective of establishing institutions of academic excellence for students from all over India and the world. This pioneering move was undertaken by him on the realization that very often, brilliant, motivated and committed students were unable to pursue further studies in their individual fields of interest because of their inability to obtain admission in the limited Government run colleges. The college is affiliated to Bangalore University / P.U. Board and recognized by the Government of Karnataka.
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NAAC report of MS Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and CommerceSECTION I :
M.S. Ramaih College of Arts, Science and Commerce was established in June 1994. The College is located in an urban area and is affiliated to Bangalore University. It is yet to receive U.G.C. recognition under Section 2(f) and 12 (B). The College Campus has an area of 70,000 sq. ft. The College is of self-financing type. This multi-faculty College conducts ten under-graduate and three post-graduate teaching programmes. It does not conduct any certificate or diploma programmes. The College has seventy-five permanent teachers, seven part time teachers, thirty-five administrative staff and five technical staff. Besides admitting the students from the same State, students from outside the State and even some NRI students are seen to be seeking admission in the College. The student strength at present is around _______. The College follows both the semester system as well as the annual pattern.
Founded by the Gokula Education Society, the mission of the college is to deliver education and health for the betterment of mankind. The College is also committed to deliver quality education by providing continuously improving conducive environment for teaching and learning. The College on one hand offers traditional courses like B.Sc. with various combinations, B.A. and B.Com. programmes. It also offers courses like B.C.A., B.B.M. The post-graduate programmes include M.Sc.(Bio-technology), M.Sc.(Biochemistry), M.Sc.(Microbiology) etc. The list of courses awaited include M.B.A., M.Sc. (applied genetics).
A Peer Team was constituted by NAAC to visit the College and validate the Self-Study Report. It consisted of Dr. B.P. Sable (Chairperson), Former Vice-Chancellor, Yeshwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik, Maharashtra; Dr. Vijay Khole (Member), Acting Vice-Chancellor, University of Mumbai, Mumbai; Prof. S. Ramamurthy (Member), Former Dean, Faculty of Commerce, Hyderabad; Dr. Jagannath Patil, Assistant Adviser, NAAC, co-ordinated the visit of the team.
The Peer Team carefully studied and analysed the Self-Study Report of the College. During the institutional visit, the team went through the relevant documents, visited various departments and facilities available in the College. The Peer Team interacted with the Principal, the Management, the Faculty, the non-teaching staff, students, parents and the alumni. The report of the Peer Team is based on the thorough analysis of the Self-Study Report, careful perusal of the documents made available and the interaction with the concerned as indicated above.
SECTION : II
CRITERION I : CURRICULAR ASPECTS
M.S. Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce is a multi-faculty College affiliated to Bangalore University. The curriculum followed in the College is as prescribed by the University. The College offers ten under-graduate and three post-graduate programmes. These include: B.A., B.Com, B.Com.(Computers), B.C.A., B.B.A., B.Sc. with combinations like : (Microbiology, Biotechnology, Chemistry), (Microbiology, Botany, Biochemistry), (Microbiology, Genetics, Biochemistry), (Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry), (Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science), M.Sc. (Biotechnology), M.Sc. (Biochemistry), M.Sc. (Microbiology). Options are available to the student community for examination in the final year of B.B.M., B.Com. and B.A. courses as per the University regulations. Though, the process of revision of the syllabi is comparatively slow in the University the college staff attend the revision meetings regularly before the changes are implemented.
The college promotes several co-curricular activities through Science Club, Commerce Club and the Management Club. Many experts are invited to deliver special orations for the benefit of students and the teachers. These organised activities reflect upon the mission of the college i.e. to deliver quality education by providing conducive environment for teaching and learning.
The college may think of providing more electives and options to the students by introducing courses in applied areas of Commerce, Science and Management/Business Administration, Market Studies etc.
TEACHING - LEARNING & EVALUATION
Student admission for UG programmes is based on the academic performance at 10 + 2 level whereas selection for PG programmes is based on entrance test and the performance in the interview. The teaching - learning process at M.S. Ramaiah College is quite comprehensive and student centred. The stipulated minimum period of 180 teaching days is observed. Teaching - learning through practices such as group assignments, seminars, field trips, industry visits, class tests, preparatory tests, mid-term examinations become a complete exercise. Special tutorial classes to educationally disadvantaged students are provided whereas advanced learners are given opportunities to attend lectures delivered by eminent scholars and scientists. They are also encouraged and trained to attend seminars, conferences and symposia.
Every teacher is expected to prepare a lesson plan in the beginning of the session. Teaching diary is maintained; the same is monitored by the Head of the Department. Learning aids like internet, CDs, Video, LCD projectors etc. are provided. The college authorities encourage the teachers to participate in development programmes such as refresher courses, seminars, workshops, conferences, training programmes etc.
These efforts have made the teaching - learning process more productive and meaningful for the students. The college has an efficient mechanism for the recruitment of the faculty. Teachers have been recruited as the workload has increased. It is observed that inbreeding is avoided. Ratios of full time teachers to part time, teaching staff to non-teaching staff are fairly appreciative. About 80% of the classroom teaching is completed by the full time faculty.
The college has a well worked out mechanism for evaluation of teaching, research of the faculty. The college has yet to introduce the student evaluation of a teacher. The college follows the University stipulated semester and annual examination system through various tests such as terminal, project work assessment and annual evaluations. It appears that some weightage is given to the project work.
RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY & EXTENSION
Successful teaching programmes invariably require a sound research footing in various departments. It is also necessary for a teacher to be involved in meaningful research activity while perusing a teaching profession. It helps him to remain abreast with the latest know-how in the field.
The college still has to acquire the necessary infrastructure, library set-up and the laboratory readiness to carry out research activities. The teachers need to be induced to take to M.Phil or Ph.D. programmes. Probably with an exception of one or two, even small projects are not pursued by teachers in various departments. As there is no expertise available, no consultancy of any kind is present in the college premises. Publications are few. They have no national or international standards. Teachers need to be induced and the college may selectively depute its teaching staff to various institutions in related disciplines to pursue Ph.D. programmes.
The extension activities taken by the college appear to be tied up with social clubs like Lions Club. Programmes on Aids awareness, medical camps etc. have been carried out. However, outreach programmes also need to be carried out through N.S.S. and N.C.C. medium.
CRITERION IV :
INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The College is in an urban area with a campus of 70,00 sq.ft. The proposed plan of the college campus appears ambitious. Projected expansion is likely to be very slow as augmentation may take place as growth, takes place.
At present separate arrangement for administration, auditorium and library is provided. The college shares sports complex and the gymnasium. Arrangements have been made for the day-to-day maintenance of the existing premises.
There is scope for expansion. Existing campuses need to be provided with more appropriate space especially to accommodate the laboratory component in appropriate manner. Other facilities like reprographic facility, a computer centre/facility, canteen/cafeteria, well-equipped conference hall, seminar room need to be designed and furnished with a purpose to meet the functional needs of the students and the faculty.
The college library to a great extent has been computerised. The authorities may purchase more books and journals, audio-video cassettes, CDs and provide Internet facility. Budgetary allocations to the library thus needs to be increased.
The college admits many students from outside the state and a few NRI students. Adequate and appropriate hostel facilities need to be provided to these outside students.
STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The college has made attempts to provide student support facilities and progression. Support services made available to a certain extent ensure physical and intellectual output. The general prospectus provides some information and guidance to the students about the available courses, documents to be submitted, eligibility criteria, facilities available etc. However, details on the fee structure, refund of fees, rules regarding cancellation of admission, information on other rules and regulations also need to be provided.
The college may plan and introduce welfare measures for the student community the teaching and the non-teaching staff of the college. Placement opportunities through a separate cell have been organised coherently by appointing a placement officer. The faculty has been induced to counsel students on self-employment opportunities. A grievance cell also addresses the problems of the students.
Student progression to higher classes in certain courses needs improvement. The college authorities may identify the reasons and rectify the situation. Student feedback may help improve this situation. Adequate mechanism may also be set up to collect student feedback on the performance of teachers.
The college management also runs sister institutions. Their premises and facilities are also made available for the benefit of college students. Health services are similarly made available to the students, the teachers and the non-teaching staff.
Common infrastructure is also available for sports activities. Thus, a Basket-ball concrete court, Volley-ball court, Table tennis facilities, Foot ball ground, a gymnasium are shared. Fee concession is available to these students who excel in sports activities.
CRITERION VI :
ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The college has an experienced, well-structured management. It has also an efficient monitoring mechanism. The Gokula Education Society through this college aims to deliver quality education and health for the betterment of mankind. They also aim to create conducive environment for teaching and learning.
Through teachers, Heads of Departments and Proctors attempts are made to receive the feedback from the students and on the teacher. The college administration then appropriately responds. Various committees like discipline committee, attendance committee, sports committee, time-table committee, examination committee, admission committee, welfare committee appointed appear to be actively participating in the decision making process. The Governing Body also appears to be in consonance with the functionaries at the college level. Management techniques, computerisation wherever possible has been used for efficient administration.
Another important feature of the management, which refers to the finances, also appears to be quite appropriate. Though the budget appears to be a deficit budget, the college has evolved a mechanism of resource mobilisation. The finances generated now need to be allocated appropriately and used effectively. Budgeting and auditing procedures are as per the norms and are regularly followed.
CRITERION VII :
The Peer Team, in the context of the working of the college, observed following healthy practices:
Participative functioning at all levels
Pro-active, student centred management
Counseling and placement opportunities offered through a well-structured unit.
Health care facilities are made available to all concerned through sister hospital facilities.
Staff welfare measures include loan facilities, including interest free loan facility from various sources. Staff welfare and poor students' fund.
Availability of grievance redressal mechanism.
Pro-active role of authorities in professional development scheme for non-teaching staff.
SECTION III: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The Peer Team minutely studied the self-study report submitted, annexures supplied, additional information provided. The team has visited the infrastructure facilities, had detailed discussion with teachers, students and other concerned. The team is impressed by the innovative efforts made towards reaching the quality standard.
The Peer Team has observed a number of positive features of the college. It would like to commend the institution on following aspects:
The college management and authorities are sensitive to changing educational scenario and is aware of consequential corrective measures to be taken.
The management and the administration is pro-active in furthering academic growth.
A student centred teaching - learning mechanism is being evolved.
The involvement of teaching faculty in the decision making process is a welcome feature.
However, there are also certain areas that need immediate attention of the management and college authorities. It is necessary that these shortcomings are addressed in time.
Teaching faculty must have requisite qualifications as prescribed by UGC, New Delhi. The teachers, in addition, must augment their qualifications by attaining Ph.D. degrees.
A strong research culture needs to be inculcated in the college in view of the fact that interdisciplinary programmes are conducted in the institution. Management may provide some seed money for small project work.
The college must strive hard to establish linkages with other renowned institutions.
Open Education format has become an integral part of higher education system.
The college may provide Distance Education mode to the student community.
Value education and add-on-value programmes need to be introduced.
N.S.S. and N.C.C. programmes should be integral part of the college activities through which community orientation and social awareness need to be inducted in the student population.
Twinning programmes, duel degree facility, student exchange programmes, industry exposure are some of the necessary features that need to be extended to the students.
The Peer Team appreciates the leadership and the efforts of the college authorities, the teachers, the non-teaching staff and the pro-active role of the management.
The team wishes the institution a bright future.
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