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DM College of Arts, Imphal, Manipur
Address:Near Chingmeirong
Imphal
Manipur, India



DM College of Arts, Imphal Manipur is a recognised institute / college. Status: Government College. DM College of Arts, Imphal Manipur is also known as Maharani Dhana Manjuri College. DM College of Arts, Imphal Manipur is managed by Society: Manipur Society. DM College of Arts, Imphal Manipur was established on / in 1946.


DM College of Arts is situated in Imphal of Manipur state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Website of DM College of Arts, Imphal Manipur is http://www.dmcollegeofarts.ac.in/.




Courses

DM College of Arts, Imphal Manipur runs course(s) in Arts, Computer Applications stream(s).
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.),
Computer Applications (Data Care Management)

Approval details: DM College of Arts is affiliated with Manipur University, Imphal (Manipur)

Profile of DM College of Arts

Dhanamanjuri College which was originally started with Arts stream only, has a most illustrious saga of academic brilliance in the history of higher education in Manipur. The college has produced a large number of academicians, intellectuals and many outstanding individuals of high professional caliber which form the cream of the Manipur Society. It was established in 1946 under the patronage of the late Maharani Dhanamanjuri Devi. It is situated in the heart of Imphal, a flower on lofty height and the capital of Manipur. The College grew up in size and enrolment with the introduction of science subjects in 1951 and commerce in 1954. The imparting of B.T. Course was started in 1959. However, the faculty of B.T. was soon separated to became a full-fledged Post graduate Training College in 1972 now renamed as D.M.Collge of Teacher Education. By 1975 D.M.College become so large that it had to be bifurcated into D.M.College of Science had retained the original building because of the immovable scientific installations such as laboratories, gas units etc. and D.M.College of Arts and Commerce had been shifted to the present site within the sprawling D.M. College campus.

Media coverage of DM College of Arts, Imphal Manipur, Manipur

NAAC report of DM College of Arts

Section - 1
INTRODUCTION
Dhanamanjuri College, popularly called as D.M. College, was established in 1946 under the patronage of Late Maharani Dhanamanjuri Devi, as a co-educational degree college in the heart of the Imphal city, Manipur. The institution has a long and staggered history. Initially, the college imparted academic programs upto degree level only in the Arts faculty. But later on Science and Commerce facilities were also started in the college in 1951 and 1954 respectively. Further in 1959, BT course was also introduced. But in view of the increase of total number of students, faculty members and also for efficient management, the state government gradually separated out faculties with each faculty as a separate independent college but in the same campus having a total area of 29 acres of land. Thus, the D.M. College of Arts, Imphal again became a separate institution in 1996.

The motto of the college is : 'Learn, Labour and Serve'. The main goal of the college since inception has been to impart higher education at collegiate level for overall development in personality of the students to become good and worthy citizens of India. It is a co-educational institution.

The college, funded and managed by the state government, has at present 13 academic departments and offers BA General as well as Honours courses in English, Manipuri, Hindi, Sociology, Economics, Education, Mathematics, Geography, Political Science, Geography and Philosophy. Nepali and Mizo have only General courses, but Mizo department is soon to be wound up.

The faculty consists of 54 permanent and 18 part-time teachers. Of the total number of permanent teachers, 14 are with PhD degree, 03 have M. Phil degree and the remaining 37 teachers are simply PG degree holders. Again, 04 part-time teachers have PhD and rest 14 have PG degree. Of the total 72 teachers, 33 are lady teachers and 39 are Gents.
The college has altogether 27 Administrative Staff of which 03 are female and 24 are male members.

The college has been duly recognized by the UGC under 2f in 1980, and under 12B in 1999.

The college works under Annual System as per the affiliating university i.e. Manipur University's academic curricula.

Currently, the number of students enrolled is 1190. The success rate of batch-1 (year of entry-2003) and batch-2 (year of entry-2004) have been 59.5 and 75.8 percent respectively. The dropout rate for batch-2 was 24 percent.

The unit Cost of education imparted by the college, including salary is Rs.15,105/-.
The college provides several support services viz. Central library, Computer centre, Sports facilities, Hostel, housing, welfare Schemes, and vehicle Parking Shed. NCC and two units of National Service Scheme.

The institution is a govt. college. The recruitment of teachers is done by the govt. as and when necessary. For general day to day administration, the Principal is assisted by several committees viz. academic, students' welfare, infrastructure development etc. The academic calendar is prepared by the university and the college follows it.

D.M. College of Arts, Imphal volunteered to be assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, and submitted its Self- Study report (SSR) to NAAC in January 31, 2006. The latter then constituted a peer Team comprising of Prof. K.M.Pathak, former Vice chancellor, Tezpur (Central ) University, Assam, as Chairperson, Prof. (Dr) S.K. Mishra, Department of Economics NEHU. Shillong, Meghalaya as Member-Coordinator and Dr. Sangkima, Principal, Aizawl West College, Aizawl, as Member to visit the college and validate the SSR. Accordingly the Peer Team visited the college on 27th and 28th March 2006. The visit was coordinated Mr. B.R. Manjunath, Academic Consultant, NAAC, Bangalore.

The Peer team carefully perused and analyzed the SSR of the college. The Team during its visit considered the existing infrastructural facilities of the college and the relevant documents made available. The team also interested with the college community comprising of the Principal, Faculty Members, Students, Administrative Staff, Alumni, and Parent. Based on the Peer Team formulated the report as presented in the following pages.

Section 2
CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The D.M. College of Arts came to be an independent and separate entity consequent upon the bifurcation of the erstwhile D.M. College of Arts and Commerce in the year 1996. The history of this college is interesting - full of innovation, diversion and proliferation. Originally, the D.M. College of yore was established in 1946 with arts subjects only. It started imparting B.T. courses in 1959, but the faculty of B.T was separated in 1972 to become an independent Post-Graduate Training College, now known as D.M. College of Teacher Education. Teaching of science subjects was started in 1951, but a separation in 1975 resulted into formation of the D.M. College of Science. Teaching of commerce subjects was started in 1954, but it was separated into an independent institution, the D.M. College of Commerce, in 1996. The remaining faculty of arts now constitutes the present D.M. College of Arts, with all rich traditions in its background.

The motto of the college is 'Learn, Labour and Serve'. Its main goal is to impart higher education at the college level for overall development in the personality of the students to become good citizens. The college is co-educational.

The college offers courses in almost all conventional subjects in the Arts stream - Sociology, Economics, Education, History, Philosophy and Political Science that form the core discipline of the Social Sciences and English, Hindi, Manipuri, Mizo and Nepali form the core branches in language and literature. In addition to these, Geography and Mathematics also offered. Except Mizo and Nepali that are given only at the General level (as MIL), all other subjects are available at General as well as Honours levels. The government has decided to close down the department of Mizo from the next year.

The wide coverage of Arts subjects offered by the college is consistent with the goals and objectives of the college with which it was reorganized in 1996. Provisions to higher education in languages and literature cater to needs of the students very judicially.

The goals and objectives of the college are communicated systematically to all constituents and clearly stated in the prospectus. The prospectus is updated every year.
The programs are flexible enough to offer students the benefits of horizontal mobility, elective options and non-core options. The formal BA courses are designed on multidisciplinary considerations with horizontal mobility to suit the requirements of the students. The selection for admission in various subjects combinations are made by the admission committee through students' academic records. Only those applicants who have secured 45% in HSSLC (or equivalent) examination can apply for an Honours course. This requirement for English Honours is 50%. Applicants not selected for Honours course may offer General course. A student admitted to Honours course may change over to General course within six months of the commencement of the course, but not later.

In addition to the regular teaching program at BA level, the college offers General Foundation Course (GFC) - II and III that is multidisciplinary in nature.

The college also provides facilities for National Service Scheme, NCC, games and sports and cultural meets. The college has shown a remarkable performance in games and sports. Community development, health & hygiene awareness, adult education & literacy, AIDS awareness, social work, and environmental awareness are appreciably conducted to initiate the students and make them aware of their social responsibilities.

The feedback from academic peers and employers is communicated to the affiliating university that may make a basis to the initiation, review and redesign of the curricula. A few faculty members of the college have been associated with the committee working at the university level to upgrade the syllabi of various under-graduate courses. Thus, the institution has actively participated in the University level activities relating to syllabi drafting.

Since the college depends entirely on the government decisions, the self-appraisal report submitted by the college is the only mode of expression of required lines of improvement and as per the decision of the government college has to function.

Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The college has a transparent admission process. Details of programs, fees, available facilities, codes of conduct, etc are elaborately mentioned in the prospectus of the college. Admissions are given on the basis of the academic records and performance of the applicants in special entrance test and interview.

Departmental meetings are held before the beginning of the session wherein teachers present the detailed teaching plan. Members of the faculty split the syllabi into parts and follow the teaching programs and target units accordingly. Terminal and mid-term examinations are conducted after completion of target units

The teaching programs are in accordance with the guidelines set out as per the syllabi of Manipur University. The syllabi are unitized according to a teaching schedule through the year. The college monitors the overall performance of the students on the basis of the mid-term examination. A systematic schedule of teaching is followed so as to complete the course well before the university examinations.

Outdoor learning is encouraged through study tour. Students are asked to collect data. Discussions in classroom are encouraged. Audio-visual aids like film projector, overhead projectors, CTV, computer, VCR, loud speakers and screen are available.

The college is under the State Government. When teaching positions are created or vacancies are created, the posts are advertised in the manner of the rules of the government and posts are filled by the Manipur Public service Commission. The college has some degree of freedom to appoint/pay the teachers on an ad hoc basis.

The self-appraisal reports make a basis of placement in higher scales of pay. Teachers are encouraged to attend orientation courses, refresher courses, seminars and conferences to keep themselves abreast with the recent development in their concerned subjects. In the past two years, three teachers have attended national level seminars/conferences and worked as resource persons.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Research, consultancy and extension programs are not the significant areas of efforts made by the college. Its main activity is teaching. The college is not a recognized center of research for PhD. However a number of teachers are PhD degree holders. A number of teachers are seeking permission from the affiliating university to guide PhD research scholars. A number of teachers hold M.Phil degree. Ten teachers are part-time research scholars. The college does not have any provision to provide financial help to who conduct research. But the college facilitates the faculty members doing research elsewhere by granting study leave and adjusting the teaching schedules accordingly.

The college has three research projects with a total outlay of Rs. 2.50 lakh, sponsored by the University Grants Commission (1.5 lakh) and Women's Studies Centre, Delhi (1.00 lakh). Of these research projects, one is conducted in the department of Sociology (Rs. 55 thousand, sponsored by the UGC), another in the department of Education (Rs. 95 thousand, sponsored by the UGC), and the third one in the department of English (Rs. 1.00 lakh, sponsored by the Women's Studies Centre, Delhi).

Extension activities conducted by the college are appreciable. The NSS Program Officer and the NCC Officer are designated to carry out extension activities with the help of students. They look after the extension activities regarding community development, health and hygiene awareness, adult education and literacy, AIDS awareness, social work, blood donation camp, environmental awareness and other out-reach programs. Students are encouraged to participate in extension activities by providing incentives in the form of certificates.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has enough land to meet its needs for academic programs. Even if the college wants to augment its infrastructure to cope with the rising needs, it has land enough to accommodate its future expansion. The existing building are maintained with funds earmarked from the state government and the UGC as well.

The college does not keep the doors of its infrastructure open to other organizations but it keeps the college campus cleaned and unpolluted by planting trees, by utilizing the services of NSS volunteers and also by hiring workers from time to time.

The college has a central library wherein only stock verification is being computerized. The library is not interconnected with any other libraries and also lacks a book bank facility for the students. In the last two years (2002-2004) the college bought 1,533 books including journals and other periodicals and spent approximately Rs. 4,31,575/-. The library now has 27,685 volume of books. The library also has facilities like reprography, computers and audio and video cassettes. Internet facility is, however, being processed. There is no computer centre as such but besides the computers in the library, the college also has two more computers installed in the office of the Principal. The Departments of English and Mathematics also have their own computers. The library has 6 working days in a week and its working hour begin at 9:30 A.M and ends at 4:30 P.M. on every working day. The college has no medical or health services either.

A playground with some sports facilities like football, kabaddi, volleyball, kho-kho, gymnasium, table tennis, badminton, judo and even for track & field events is available to the students. Promising sports students are encouraged by giving them monetary award, citation and relaxation of marks at the time of admission. Cash award of Rs. 500/- is given to a national level participant. The college has a number of students who participated in the state as well as national level competitions. One of the students once participated in the International mountaineering competition. The Sports Cell with a Physical Instructor deputed from the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports looks after the sports facilities.

Hostel facilities are made available for boys only and it can accommodate 60 students. Another 30-bedded (15 rooms) hostel for women students is under construction. Generally, students having problems with transport facilities are given accommodations. Facilities like TV, newspapers-local as well as national dailies are supplied to the boarders. Telephone connection is also available.

The college also has a hall for multipurpose use. It is used for examination, indoor games, cultural programs, freshers' social, etc whenever such needs arise.

Criterion V : Student Support And Progression
A prospectus is an important aspect of every institution of higher education because its policies, criteria of admission, subjects offered and other information are made available to the students through the prospectus. The D.M. College of Arts publishes its prospectus annually by giving all necessary information to the students. According to one information out of 326 students admitted last year(2004), 258 students or 68% of the students qualified for promotion and 68 students or 32% of students failed to appear for the exam. Or in other words, the drop out rate was as high as 32% . The college does not have full data on either academic progression or employment nor does it has the number of students who qualified for UGC-NET,SLET, civil services exams etc. It can, however, be proud of its alumni because some of whom are well placed in society.

Financial aids in the form of scholarship are made available to students from the Central and State Governments as well. The scholarships are Merit, Merit-cum Means and Post-Matric Scholarship. During the last two years(2002-2004) 8 students enjoyed the Merit Scholarship and 28 students were benefited from the Merit-cum-Means and the Post-Matric Scholarship was given to 903 students belonging to SC, ST and OBC categories.

The college does not have either an employment cell or a Placement Officer to guide students in this direction. As a result, though it is claimed, the college does not know the number of students who got employment through placement service during the last year. The college does have an alumni association (established as early as 1987) but it has to be made to play more active and effective role in the development of the college.
Recreational activities by way of indoor and outdoor games are available. Facilities like Nature Club, Debating Club, Cultural Club, Audio-Video facilities are also made available to the students. Annual magazine is published and essay writing, dance and music competitions are also held as a regular feature. The students are all from the same state, let alone overseas students.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The Principal along with other advisory committees co-ordinates and monitors the day-to-day activities of the college. The college has formed various committees like Academic Affairs Committee, Infrastructure Committee, Building Construction Committee and Students' Welfare Committee. The Academic Committee is mainly concerned with academic matters like admission, examinations, time table, teaching, instruction and records relating to students. Meanwhile, the Infrastructure Development and Building Construction Committees are dealing with the required infrastructural expansion and maintenance of the existing buildings etc. Matters concerning hostel, scholarships and other financial aids, extra and co-curricular programs, health care, counseling, career guidance and discipline are left to the Students' Affairs Committee. The college cannot make an academic calendar of its own because it has to follow the calendar framed by the Manipur University in which the college is affiliated. Thus, the Principal has to abide by the programs given in the calendar.

The college has no internal audit system and as a result, audit is done by the auditors appointed by the Govt. of Manipur. The college has no Grievance Redressal Cell. D.M. College of Arts does not enjoy facilities other than loans from the nationalized banks from where the teachers draw their salaries.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The college has introduced a number of healthy practices with a view to promoting the standard and quality of the college. And some of the practices may thus be highlighted as given below :-

The attendance of an individual student is checked and monitored regularly. In the same way, the attendance registers of both teaching and non-teaching staff are also maintained and checked regularly. The head of department has to take care of the regularity of the teachers in his/her department. He/she should submit report to the Principal for necessary action. Regular checking of coverage of syllabus by all the teachers is also left to the heads of departments. The utilization of the services of NCC cadets and NSS volunteers to inculcate civic responsibilities among the students is a part of healthy practice. The efforts being made to promote skills among the students by different means are also worth-naming. Incentives to promising students with regards to sports are also very encouraging. Holding of seminars and open-discussions on regular basis is also encouraging.

Section 3
OVERALL ANALYSIS
The college, since its establishment in 1946 has undergone several major changes. Initially it was started as an Arts College and then subsequently two other faculties- Science stream in 1951, and Commerce stream in 1954 were introduced. Later on in 1959 BT course was also started. However for efficient management the conglomeration was again separated out creating each faculty as an independent college but in the same campus. Thus, the present D.M. College of Arts got a rebirth in 1996, and since then the authority concerned has been making serious and sincere efforts to regain its past glory. However, the subjects/ academic programs pursued by the college after its rebirth in 1996 are more or less similar to earlier traditional programs. But in view of the modern pedagogic transformation in the college authority should take up immediate necessary action plan for introducing some job-oriented innovative type of course for the benefit of the students. The college has already applied for Career-oriented courses in (i) Computer Applications, (ii) TV and Video Production, (iii) Tourism, (iv) Journalism, and (v) Translation Proficiency.

It is good note that the college maintains a transparent admission process, and the students are selected on the basis of special entrance tests, interviews and academic records. Some departments organize weekly tests/ seminars/ discussions as incentive to the students. Such exercise should also be adopted by the remaining departments as well.

Further, various extension activities like community development, social work, health and hygiene awareness etc. carried out by the college through its NSS cell are highly commendable.
While commending the good features and healthy practices of the college the PEER team would like to make the following suggestions for its further growth and development.

The college has already applied for starting of five career-oriented courses mentioned above. It is required to persuade the government to permit the college to start these courses immediately.

The college may explore the possibility of introducing some other job-oriented courses like Public relations, Spoken English, Music, Fine arts and Performing Arts, some foreign languages of neighboring foreign countries like Myanmar, China, Thailand, etc. The latter may be started in consultation with the Business and Industry sector.

Computer literacy and spoken English may perhaps be made compulsory, but none credit subjects for all students.

Modernization and Computerization of the Library should be given priority by the college authority.

Book bank facility should be available to needy students.

A Career Guidance Cell may be started in the college.

Faculty members should be encouraged to take the benefit of Faculty Improvement Program and other such programs of UGC, and should undertake research projects funded by several agencies of the country.

The college should take advantage of the various academic schemes offered by UGC, ICSSR and other national and international agencies and organized more national seminars/ workshops regularly.

The college may try to improve value based education by organizing seminars debates and panel discussion on topics like HR, Woman Empowerment, Secularism, Environmental Conservation, Child Labour, Ethic of Life etc.

The college should regularly organize workshops for the students to improve their communication skills and personality development.

Use of audio visual gadgets in class-room teaching should be encouraged and necessary provisions should be made by the college. Academic environment of classrooms need to be improved.

The college has already applied through the CDC, Manipur University, to the UGC for establishment of a Computer Centre with Internet Facilities. It should pursue the matter so that the UGC expedites the implementation of the proposed development.

The college should establish the Grievance Cell as well as Women Cell at a priority basis.

Toilet facilities in the colleges require improvement and expansion.

The Peer Team places on records its deep sense of appreciation for the cooperation of the Principal, Faculty members, Students, and Staff, Alumni and Parents in making the Peer Team's work feasible. The Team wishes the college success in its future academic planning and endeavours.

Prof. K.M. Pathak (Chairperson)

Dr. Sangkima (Member)

Dr. S.K. Mishra (Member-Coordinator)

(W. Ibempishak Devi)
Principal,
D.M. College of Arts
Imphal

Education Minister for upgrading DM College into deemed University

Imphal, June 05 2012: Education Minister Moirangthem Okendro has pressed the Union Human Resource Development Ministry for upgrading DM College of Science, Arts and Commerce into a deemed University.

The Education Minister drew the attention of HRD Ministry for bringing up DM College at the level of a deemed University during the three-day long conference of the State Education Ministers held at New Delhi recently.

The meeting was inaugurated by Kapil Sibal, Union Human Resource Development Minister.

During the meeting, Minister Okendro stated that Manipur does not lag behind in comparison to other states in the field of human resource development and this has been clearly indicated by the outstanding performance of Md Ismat, a student from Manipur, in the CBSE conducted AISSC Examination, 2012.Yet, lots have to be done in the field of education in the state and if the Central government pays a little attention in this regard and give a helping hand Manipur could produce more Ismats in future.

The Minister pointed out that although the Centre has given approval for the establishment of Indira Gandhi Tribal University in Manipur, the construction process has not been started.

The Central government needs to give more attention in this regard and do the needful.

He also brought up the issue of the killing of Loitam Richard in Bangalore and urged the Union HRD Ministry to bring justice in the interest of the North East students.

DM College of Arts scholarship

The Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) for scheduled caste students of DM College of Arts would be disbursed on June 22, said a statement of the college.

The disbursement for the year 2010-11 would be conducted from 11.30 am to 3.30 pm.

Students have been informed to approach the college office for information of the venue.

Valid identification card, issued by the college, would have to be provided by the students to collect their scholarship, it said.

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