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Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Maharaja Jivajirao Shinde Mahavidyalaya, Shrigondha, Maharashtra


Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Maharaja Jivajirao Shinde Mahavidyalaya, Shrigondha, Maharashtra
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Shrigondha (District Ahmednagar)
Maharashtra, India
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Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Maharaja Jivajirao Shinde Mahavidyalaya, Shrigondha Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Maharaja Jivajirao Shinde Mahavidyalaya, Shrigondha Maharashtra is also known as Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Maharaja Jivajirao Shinde Arts, Science and Commerce College, Shrigonda. Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Maharaja Jivajirao Shinde Mahavidyalaya, Shrigondha Maharashtra was established on / in 1982.

Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Maharaja Jivajirao Shinde Mahavidyalaya is situated in Shrigondha of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Shrigondha comes under Shrigondha Tehsil, Ahmednagar District.

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Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Maharaja Jivajirao Shinde Mahavidyalaya, Shrigondha Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Science stream(s).
B.A. (Marathi, English, Hindi, Economics, History, Geography) B.Com. (Banking & Finanace, Marketing Management ) B.Sc. ( Physics, Chemistry) M.A. (Hindi, Economics) M.Com. , M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry), 11th & 12th Arts, Science, Commerce

Approval details: Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Maharaja Jivajirao Shinde Mahavidyalaya is affiliated with Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune (Maharashtra)

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Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Maharaja Jivajirao Shinde Mahavidyalaya Ahmednagar

Section 1: Preface
The Rayat Sikshana Sanstha, Satara, was founded in 1919 with an objective to provide education to slum dwellers, the rural poor and the ignorant and educationally disadvantaged classes. To accomplish these objectives the Sanstha established the Maharaja Jivajirao Shinde Mahavidyalaya at Shrigonda in 1982 in the drought prone district of Ahmednagar in Maharashtra. The college is located in the semi-urban area comprising a large population of downtrodden and economically backward classes. A large section of the population lives in the slums. 'Education through self-help' was the motto of the late Padmabhusan Karmaveer Bhaurav Patil the founder of this Sansthan.

Besides this the management runs 39 arts, science and commerce colleges, 2 B.Ed. colleges, 1 engineering college, 432 secondary schools, 8 D. Ed. training colleges, 25 primary schools, 36 pre-primary schools, 74 cosmopolitan hostels, 8 Ashramshalas, 6 ITIs and 60 ancillary units. These are spread over 14 districts of Maharashtra and one district of Karnataka. It has over 19000 employees. Perhaps this Sanstha is one of the leading organizatios in South Asia.

The M.J.S. Mahavidyalaya is a grant-in-aid multifaculty institute and is affiliated to the University of Pune, Pune. It gained permanent affiliation in 1986. The class rooms and laboratories are located in two places in the town of Shrigonda: (a) the old campus in the heart of town and (b) in the new campus on the outskirts of the town. The latter is being developed. It has a built-up area of 2750 sq. m. with 44 rooms of which 12 are class rooms and the rest include library, gymkhana, computer center and canteen. The playground for outdoor games occupies an area of 1.65 hectare.

The college has 28 permanent teachers, supported by 6 temporary teachers (CHB teachers), a librarian and a director of physical education. Among these 5 have Ph.D. degree and 7 M.Phil degree. It has 24 non-teaching supporting staff as per the pattern of staffing of the affiliating University and the government of Maharashtra.

The college offers 3 undergraduate and 2 postgraduate programmes in arts and commerce faculties. There is a certificate course called MSCIT (Maharashtra state course in information technology) on a self-financing basis.

The college has in all 14 departments, 7 in the faculty of science, 3 each in humanities and social sciences and 1 department in the faculty of commerce.

The student strength in the current academic year is 766 in UG and 34 in PG and 37 in certificate course.

The college volunteered for institutional accreditation by NAAC, Bangalore, and the necessary Self Study Reports were submitted in March 2003. The NAAC constituted the Peer Team comprising Dr. K.D. Vasava, former Vice Chancellor of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat as Chairman, and Dr. Ravi Korisettar, Professor of History and Archaeology of Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka as member and Dr. Nirmala Jeyraj, Principal, Lady Doak College, Madurai in Tamil Nadu as member convener.

The Peer Team visited the college on 15 and 16 December, 2003. The team was ably assisted by Dr. Antony Stella, Adviser, NAAC.

The team held meetings with the principal, the president and other members of the governing council, faculty members, the physical director, librarian, supporting staff and also interacted with alumni and parents of students as well as representative group of students.

The team visited and inspected the academic complex, administrative section, library, computer centre, playground, guest house, canteen, gymkhana, hostel, assembly hall and other facilities.

Based on the pre-visit analysis and verification of facts mentioned in the SSR a detailed inspection of the infrastructure and extensive discussion with the concerned the team brings out the following criterion vise observations.

Section 2: Criterion wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The institution promotes education through a unique 'Earn and Learn' scheme.
It offers 8 UG degree programmes in Humanities, Science and Commerce, 2 PG degree programmes in Hindi and Commerce and 3 certificate courses in Computer Applications at special and general levels.

There is limited flexibility for students to choose core and non-core options, as some programmes are inter-disciplinary in nature.

Though the University is responsible for curriculum designing, three faculty members are members of the University's Boards of Studies and participate in curriculum development, redesigning and revision.

There exists a mechanism to obtain feedback from students and staff, which could be sent to the University as a recommendation for curriculum revision and restructuring.

The college is trying to establish college-industry neighbourhood network which may help in bringing career orientation in the existing curriculum. A few MoUs with industries are presently made and this could be strengthened in future.

Along with the traditional courses, newly emerging courses such as Information Technology and Management and Bio-technology could be introduced keeping in line with the latest developments in the field of higher education.

Criterion II : Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
The college adopts a transparent admission process based on the academic records of students and interview.

As the college offers remedial coaching to the educationally disadvantaged students and coaching for competitive examinations to the advanced learners, the programmes of teaching and learning cater to individual differences among learners and offers academic flexibility.

The institution facilitates the effective teaching - learning process with the preparation of a teaching plan, unitization of syllabus, adoption of different teaching methods, and appropriate evaluation techniques.

Recruitment of teachers as per the rules and regulations of the university and State Government and appropriate action based on the self appraisal report of the faculty prove to be an efficient mechanism to improve their performance and quality of teaching.

The institution would have an open and participatory mechanism for evaluation of teaching if it adopts peer evaluation and students feedback on teaching.

The faculty would have an opportunity for continued academic progress and professional advancement through faculty participation in national seminars, conference and workshop, presentation of papers in academic forums and publication of articles in reputed journals on a large scale and they may be encouraged by the management.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college has made remarkable contribution to the local society through its extension activities. A senior faculty is given the additional charge of extension officer.

Community development, Social work, Health and hygiene awareness, Medical camp, population education & Literacy awareness, blood donation camp, environmental awareness, the national literacy mission and earn & learn scheme are the various extension activities of the college under NSS and NCC. The teachers and students respond positively by raising relief funds with a true national spirit to national calamities like Kargil war, Gujarat earthquake and Orissa cyclone mishap. Thus, the college is responsive to community needs through relevant extension and awareness programmes.

It also encourages students and teachers to participate in extension activities organized in collaboration with GOs and NGOs.

Extension activities are organized in collaboration with PHC, forest departments, Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samitee, adult education and national leprosy mission.

The college is situated in a remote area and where scope consultancy service is very much limited. However, efforts could be made to offer consultancy services in locally relevant areas such as for community development projects like water conservation and management of biodiversity.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The institution has augmented the physical facilities with the purchase of new site and construction of new building keeping in line with the growing demand for new courses and better facilities.

It has effective mechanism for maintenance and optimal use of infrastructure with the establishment of campus maintenance and beautification committees and building committee.

Previous hostel building is out of use.

It also has adequate library facilities with volumes of books and journals, Book Bank facility, Computers, Audio/video cassettes and internet, inter-library borrowing facilities and the development of the library is guided by the advisory committee. Efforts may be taken for Library automation with reprographic facilities.

Distinctions won by the students at national level during the last five consecutive years in Kabbadi deserve appreciation though most of the students belong to rural community.

Incentives in the form of special trainings, awards, playing kits and refreshments are given to outstanding sports persons.

As infrasturctural facilities for sports, physical education and health are moderate only, facilities in these departments could be strengthened.

Efforts are needed to provide each department/office/centre one computer along with the existing central computer facility to adopt Information Technology for effective functioning of departments/offices/centers

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The college provides adequate support services for students progression through annual publication of prospectus, special guidance for competitive exams, academic and personal counseling of students and recreational facilities. The feedback from students helps to improve facilities and the teaching. The students are encouraged to develop their all round personality through extra curricular activities.

A sizeable number of students (75%) are supported with financial aid as most of them are from deprived background. The college enables the students to avail the central and state government scholarships to the fuller extent possible. In addition the needy students are helped through the earn and learn programmes of the college. So, they are able to provide education to students from the deprived background as per their mission.

Other noteworthy features of their programme are that the percentage of students appearing for the qualifying examination after the minimum period of study is 85 and the dropout rate is 15 though majority of students belong to rural community.

As progression to employment and further study is around 20 percent only, establishment of a well equipped employment cell with a placement officer would offer effective placement services to student community.

Even though the formation of Alumnae Association is the right move in the right direction, it could be made more vibrant by actively contributing for the developmental programmes of the college.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The institution has an efficient internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism with the involvement of faculty committee, local management committee and external agencies in its organizational structure.

Inbuilt mechanism to check the work efficiency of staff and development programmes for non-teaching staff and quality improvement schemes for timely completion of academic activities are followed by the institution for efficient running of administrative and academic functions.

There is an internal audit mechanism to ensure appropriate expenditure of resources on various heads of expenditure. It also has effective resource mobilization through fund raising drives and self-finanacing courses.

Though there is a grievance redressal committee it would be better to establish a vigorous grievance redressal mechanism to deal with the grievances of students and the staff.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The following features deserve mention:

In accordance with the mission of the Sanstha the college authorities make it possible for students from the downtrodden and economically backward communities to enter into college education by extending full financial support and help them earn their degrees.

The college encourages the needy students through earn and learn schemes and helps them by collecting donations in the form of money and learning equipments.

The college practices the concept of value education for the students through different programmes/activities. The college makes efforts to develop all round personality of students and idependent skills and excellence through organizing several extra curricular programmes regularly.

Remedial coaching for weaker sections especially for SC/ST students is provided.
Members of the faculty are encouraged to actively engage in research and improve their academic qualifications.

The Sanstha has an inbuilt mechanism for internal quality check for controlling financial matters and academic performance. The college follows self-appraisal system to assess the performance of the teachers.

The management implements different types of welfare schemes/programmes for both employees and students.

The college has well equipped gymnasium and indoor games facility as well as recreational facility including instrumental music. Several students have won laurels at the regional and national levels.

The new campus has a canteen that is being run by an alumnus. It provides refreshments and food at a very competitive rate.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The above analysis indicates that the college has been successful in accomplishing its goals for self-reliance and socio-economic transformation of rural Maharashtra. Though the Peer Team recorded its observations, commendations and recommendations at appropriate criterion-wise assessment in the above sections, it would, however, like to suggest the following for a holistic development of the college.

The Team appreciates the practice of interlibrary loan and book bank facilities available for SC/ST and other needy students.

In the area of extension work under NSS and NCC the college has taken commendable initiatives such as adoption of village, environmental and health awareness programmes.

The college has MoUs with ten different industrial enterprises belonging to the private, public and cooperative sectors located in Ahmednagar district.

Short term courses such as dairy farming and milk processing, tailoring, beautician courses suitable to the local needs may be offered to students to enhance their employability and income-generating capability.

Efforts may be made to explore the possibility of introducing post-graduate courses in marathi, history and chemistry.

Strengthening of one man departments be made on priority.

Faculty members may be encouraged to update themselves through attending refresher courses in their own relevant disciplines.

There is urgent need for strengthening the library by procuring more number of text books, reference books, and by subscribing to scientific journals and popular news magazines.

The college may plan to augment the library by: (a) providing adequate reading space for girls and boys and (b) installing computers with access to internet.

Consultancy services could be offered for community development on a large scale.

Career guidance programmes are to be strengthened in order to enhance the placement of students.

It is suggested that a centralized computing facility be established in the college by upgrading the existing computers and procuring more number of higher-end systems.

Efforts may also be made to undertake office automation in a phased manner.

Attempts may be made to encourage the faculty to take up small research projects suitable to the local context either individually or as a department in collaboration with NGOs/local industries.

It is recommended to provide independent office space for each department.

Conventional teaching may be supplemented by the use of modern audio-visual aids. Presently 1 OHP and 1 slide projector are being shared by a couple of departments.

It is suggested to set apart a separate AV room with adequate facilities including a LCD projector for power point presentations.

The Alumni Association which is currently taking shape needs to be formalized through registration and get actively involved in the future development of the college.

Though health checkup of students is done annually a separate health center may be established with basic facilities on the campus.

The college may constitute a committee for Prevention of Sexual Harassment as per the directives of the government.

Steps may also be taken to form consumers cooperative society.

The college may take special efforts to improve the communication skills in English of both faculty and students so that they would be able to succeed both at national and global level in today's competitive world.

The Peer Team thanks the Principal, faculty and supporting staff for extending full cooperation to the team during its visit to the college. The college enabled the Team to make accreditation exercise a pleasant task.

The Team is also grateful to the NAAC for giving the members this opportunity to visit the college.

Dr. K.D. Vasava (Chairman)

Professor Ravi Korisettar (Member)

Dr. Nimala Jeyraj (Member Convener)

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