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Smt Radhabai Sarda College of Arts and Commerce, Amravati, Maharashtra
Smt Radhabai Sarda College of Arts and Commerce, Amravati, Maharashtra
Amravati (District Amravati)
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Principal of Smt Radhabai Sarda College of Arts and Commerce, Amravati Maharashtra is Dr.Radheshyam D. Sikchi.
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NAAC report of Smt Radhabai Sarda College of Arts and CommerceSmt. Radhabai Sarda College of Arts and Commerce was established in the year 1966 under the Management of Sarda Education Trust under the guidance of Prof. Dada Saheb Kalmegh, former Vice - Chancellor of Nagpur University. The sole aim for the establishment of the college was to provide need based quality education to the people of Anjangoan and its surroundings. Now the college has three Post Graduate courses in Marathi, English and Home Economics. The college has a sanctioned faculty strength of 30 out of which16 are permanent teachers, 9 CHB teachers are working against sanctioned 9 posts and rest 5 posts are vacant. Out of 16 permanent teachers, 3 members possess doctorate degree and 3 members possess M.Phil degree. At the under graduate level, there are two courses B.A and B.Com. There are 8 departments. There are 14 administrative staff providing supporting services to the faculty and students. There are 864 students in the undergraduate courses and 119 students in P.G. Courses.
The college decided to have an introspection of the functioning of the departments, identify their areas of strength and weaknesses and plan for future expansion and growth. In view of this, the college volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore and submitted their self-study report. The Peer Team consisting of Shri N.K. Mishra, Vice Chancellor; Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar as Chairman, Prof. C. Devarajulu Naidu, Professor of Economics and Dean, College Development Council of S V University, Tirupati as Member Coordinator and Dr. V.B. Mathad, Joint Director, Department of Collegiate Education, Bangalore as Member have visited the college during 9-10, February, 2004 for the assessment of the performance of the college. The Peer Team has examined in detail every aspect of the self study report prepared by the college. The peer Team perused all the relevant documents, visited all the departments, centres, common facilities and services. The Peer Team interacted with management, students, parents, alumni, teaching and nonteaching staff of the college separately. The interaction was fruitful. Based on all these and within the frame work of parameters stipulated by the NAAC, the Team made comprehensive assessment of the college and all its activities, under the seven criteria laid down by the NAAC. The commendable features of the college and also matters of concern are brought out in the Report for future guidance keeping in view the interest of the future expansion and growth of the Institution to provide quality based and value based education. This college caters to the needs of rural and tribal people of this backward Vidarbha region.
I. Curricular Aspects.
The college offers B.A and B.Com degree courses. Post Graduate courses including M.A. Marathi, English and Home Economics are also offered. In B.A course, besides English and Marathi, the students are given option to choose any three optional subjects of their choice which provides flexibility to opt the subjects of their choice. The subjects taught in B.Com course are management and business oriented which enable the students to equip basic skills in managing the business enterprises and job orientation. The management runs the P.G. courses on annual system on self-financing basis. M.A. course in Marathi and English are language courses while M.A. course in Home Economics is useful since the curricula comprise of Family Resource Management, Human Development, Consumer Economics, Food and Nutrition and Home Science. The course is suitable to women for self employment.
The syllabi of different courses are designed at the University level by the respective Boards of Studies and the college has no role to play in designing the curricula. The association of some staff members as Dean and members of Boards of Studies of Amravati University in Marathi, English and Home Economics has helped the institution to some extent in designing the curriculum of these subjects. Introduction of semester system helps the students to study more papers in the course which enriches the knowledge of the students. Most of the Universities have increased to 5 papers per year even in annual system. There has been no academic audit conducted by the University. Student feed back has not been obtained. Introduction of Functional English as one of the optional subjects in B.A and Computer Fundamentals in B.Com are practically useful to the graduates.
II. Teaching - Learning and Evaluation.
Admissions to the courses are made on the basis of their academic record in their lower course and preference is given to the students who come from the attached junior college. Remedial coaching was imparted to backward class students (SC/ST) in some subjects for some years prior to 2001-02. Teachers submit monthly plans and monitoring its implementation and coverage of syllabus in time by the principal is a welcome trend. Question, answering and discussion are used to assess whether the students understand the teaching. Audio Visual aids are used in teaching Functional English.
The total working days of the college during the year 2002-03 was 241, out of which 181 were the teaching days. Each lecturer has to teach for 20 periods per week of 48 minutes duration. The ratio of permanent teachers to CHB teachers works out to 16:9.
Recruitment of teachers strictly according to UGC norms by the selection committee duly constituted by the University based on the requirement through advertisement in national news papers is a healthy trend. The teachers recruited during the last two years hail from the same State which is very common in other States also, particularly in affiliated colleges. The college has no freedom to appoint teachers on their own. During the last two years, four staff members participated in national & international level seminars and conferences. Teachers are encouraged to pursue research by allowing them study leave under F I P. Maintenance of daily record of teaching work is also a good trend. It is observed that the President of the trust gets feed back by having class wise meetings. But the students may not come forward to express openly their opinion on the teachers. Students feed back forms may be designed and get the feed back where the identity of the candidate is not known.
The college has conducted two one day seminars sponsored by the UGC. It is observed that the management encourages faculty to participate in orientation programmes, refresher courses, workshops, seminars and conferences which enrich the knowledge of teachers and update their knowledge and skills. The co-curricular and extra curricular activities are looked after by different committees formed by the college. A novel written by one faculty member has been prescribed in the syllabus. Some faculty members have received awards. These aspects speak of the positive academic achievements of the Institution. The Department of Marathi is strong in teaching and many students got Gold medals at the University level.
III. Research, consultancy and Extension
The college is not a recognised centre for guiding Ph.D research. There are two lecturers who are recognised as research guides by Amaravati University. The college encourages teachers to do research. One lecturer has applied for recognition as a guide and one lecturer is doing Ph.D. The college promotes research by encouraging teachers to do research work by giving them study leave. Two teachers have been awarded Ph.D degree during the last five years. No research projects were undertaken and no consultancy services were offered.
The college undertakes various extension activities like community development, social work, health and hygiene awareness campaigns, medical camps, adult education and literacy and environmental awareness activities, water harvesting, etc. which are useful to the society. There is encouragement to the NSS volunteers and NCC cadets to participate in annual training camps. The college participates in extension activities in collaboration with the District administration and NGOs. Students have actively participated in the conducting of child labour survey in collaboration with National Child Labour Project Society and a local NGO. Students are observed to be actively participating in NSS programmes and NCC camps.
Three faculty members have published books and presented papers at seminars and conferences. There is no evidence of publication of research papers in reputed professional journals. One faculty member has visited abroad in the Group Study exchange team of Rotary as a cultural ambassador.
IV. Infrastructure and Learning Resources.
There are 3 main buildings accommodating 12 class rooms, staff room, principal room and office room. Besides these, there is a laboratory for Home Economics, Practical teaching hall, reading room and computer room. Due to shortage of accommodation, B.A, B.Com and PG classes are run in the morning shift and junior college and MCVC classes in the after noon shift. To make optimum use of infrastructional facilities, examinations for recruitment and examinations of other institutions are allowed to be conducted. On Sundays, college buildings are spared to conduct Open University classes. Sincere efforts are being taken to keep the campus clean and pollution free within the resources.
There is a central library on the college campus which is kept open for users from 7 AM to 5 PM. It has a total collection of 20,038 books and 52 journals are subscribed. The library is accessible to users for 300 days in a year. There is a computer centre in the college which remains open for 10 hours a day. No computer is available in the departments. There is a play ground for the college which is suitable to play some games and sports. Only two students have represented inter-university competition in Mallkhamb and Yoga competition but not in games and athletics. There is a hostel building for women accommodating 30 students but local students do not need accommodation in the hostel and therefore it has been used for a gymnasium which is 1 km. away from the college. Students coming from outside may be persuaded to avail hostel facilities .
V. Student Support and Progression.
During the year 2002-03 about 58% of the students took qualifying examination and the remaining 42% were drop outs and it is very high. Only 17% of the students who pass U.G degree have moved to PG courses and 2.5% of P.G. students opt for research degrees like M.Phil/Ph.D. Two students passed NET examination while one student passed SLET examination. Majority of the students get E.B.C freeship and GOI scholarship. No student has been awarded Merit scholarship. No placement cell was established in the college and there is no scope for employment through placement cell which cannot be expected of a degree college that too located in rural area. There is an employment guidance cell to guide students. Few outdoor games, cultural programmes, dance and music competitions are some of the recreational facilities available to students.
VI. Organisation and Management.
The college organisation and management is looked after by the local management committee, which is active. The principal has formed different committees involving faculty to assist the administration. There has been no inbuilt mechanism to check the work efficiency of the college except the Principal. There are no specific welfare programmes for the employees working in the College.
VII. Healthy Practices.
Holding periodical meetings of the Principal with the faculty, taking decisions on academic matters and sharing the responsibility of managing the various activities through different committees are healthy practices. Computer courses which are useful to the students for getting employment are run on self financing basis. Arranging lecturers by persons of eminence on the topics of contemporary relevance to the society help to motivate the students to inculcate self discipline, values and civic responsibilities as future citizens of the country.
Participation in tree plantation, mobilisation of funds through rallies for Kargil War, Gujarat Earth Quake, Orissa Cyclone and participation in the organisation of campaigns for creating awareness of social evils shows the positive role of the Institution towards the development of the society. Students of the college actively participate in community oriented programmes through their NSS and NCC units.
The management of the college and the principal deserve appreciation in identifying the weaknesses of the college and they can be overcome with their commitment.
The feed back schedule may be designed and feed back from students has to be obtained which facilitate improvement of the teaching programme. The identity of the candidate should not be known.
The college shall make sincere efforts to have an interaction with the industry or enterprise in the neighbourhood and some evening diploma courses may be started for which UGC also provides funds.
Holding of entrance tests for admitting students into various courses certainly helps in getting good students. It depends on the number of applications the institution receives for admissions.
The UGC provides financial assistance to undertake remedial coaching classes for backward class students and the management has to make sincere efforts to approach the UGC for assistance.
Audio Visual aids have to be procured so as to improve the teaching - learning process.
Faculty members may be offered some incentives to make themselves involve actively in research leading to Ph.D and publications in journals of repute. They can also be encouraged to send proposal to UGC for sanction of assistance for undertaking research projects.
The college library is the focal point for the development of any institution. The library must be equipped with latest books and journals. Internet facility may be provided in the library.
Efforts should be made to reduce the dropouts of students through having periodical parents' meetings.
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