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Dr Sow Indirabai Bhaskarrao Pathak Mahila Kala Mahavidyalaya, Aurangabad, Maharashtra


Dr Sow Indirabai Bhaskarrao Pathak Mahila Kala Mahavidyalaya, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
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Samarth Nagar
Aurangabad (District Aurangabad)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 431001

Dr Sow Indirabai Bhaskarrao Pathak Mahila Kala Mahavidyalaya, Aurangabad Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Dr Sow Indirabai Bhaskarrao Pathak Mahila Kala Mahavidyalaya, Aurangabad Maharashtra was established on / in 1970.

Dr Sow Indirabai Bhaskarrao Pathak Mahila Kala Mahavidyalaya is situated in Aurangabad of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Aurangabad comes under Aurangabad Tehsil, Aurangabad District.


Dr Sow Indirabai Bhaskarrao Pathak Mahila Kala Mahavidyalaya, Aurangabad Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, commerce stream(s).

Approval details: Dr Sow Indirabai Bhaskarrao Pathak Mahila Kala Mahavidyalaya is affiliated with Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad


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Section 1: Preface
Dr. (Sow.) Indirabai Pathak Kala Mahavidyalaya, Aurangabad, affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University was established in 1970. 'Educate a boy and you educate an individual, educate a girl and you educate a family', with this understanding the founder members of the Marathwada Legal and General Education Society established this college to promote higher education among the socially and economically underprivileged students of the Marathwada region.

The vision, aim and objectives of the college are broad and lofty. Along with knowledge and skill development, which would enable the student to earn a livelihood, the students are supposed to imbibe and inherit nationalism in a country like ours, where there are economic, social, linguistic, cultural and religious diversities. In this scenario the college has enunciated the above objectives taking these aspects besides Arts & Commerce.

The college got UGC recognition in 1976 under 2(f) and 12 B. The college has spread over 7 acres of land in Aurangabad city. Over the years the college has grown by offering 7 academic programmes (2 UG & 5 PG). The college has 22 permanent teachers and 17 are on clock hour basis, and 17 administrative staff. The student strength of the college is 733 in undergraduate and 33 in postgraduate.

In its effort for self awareness, the college has volunteered to be assessed and accredited by NAAC in May 2003, and has submitted self-study report to NAAC. Accordingly, NAAC constituted its peer team consisting of Prof. A. M. Pathan, Former Vice-Chancellor of Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka as Chairperson, Prof. P. H. Sethumadhav Rao, Registrar, Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and Prof. K. G. Narayana Pillai, Director, College Development Council, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, as members and Mr. B. S. Ponmudiraj, Assistant Adviser, NAAC co-ordinated and assisted the team during the visit.

The peer team visited the college on August 06th & 07th, 2003 and held discussions with the Principal, Teachers, Members of the Management, Students, Parents, Alumni and Administrative staff. The team also visited the various departments, central facilities like library, canteen, sports facilities etc. The team also verified the documents listed necessary for validation. Analysis of the data compiled in the self-study report submitted by the college was the basis on which the peer team formulated its findings through extensive discussions.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The college provides undergraduate programmes in 11 subjects in Arts faculty and one in Commerce faculty. Six subject combinations are prescribed by the college from which one combination is to be selected. Each combination offers three optional subjects along with two languages. In Commerce faculty all the subjects are compulsory except one optional subject.

At postgraduate level, MA in Home Science, Marathi, Hindi, English and Sociology are provided. Both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels annual system of examination is followed. All these courses are taught in Marathi. These programmes are managed by 39 teachers of which 22 are permanent and 17 are clock hour basis.

Degree courses in Marathi, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, History, Politics, Sociology and Economics were started in 1970, Psychology in 1973, Home Science in 1974, Commerce in 1992 and Music in 1998. Commerce and Music at UG level and all PG courses are self-financing.

The goals and objectives of the college are embodied in the motto which are in consistence with the programmes offered. The strenuous effort of the management during the last three decades has succeeded in attracting women students from the remote village community of the Marathwada region to the college where higher education was not in their main agenda. Moreover, lack of academic interest in girls' parents and the reluctance to incur expenses in girls' education due to economic constraints has also gradually vanished. The college has started with 72 students in 1970 has reached about 800 at present in the rolls. Still in postgraduate courses students are not regularly attending classes, except in Home Science. They are depending only on library and personal consultation.

The syllabi and curriculum of the courses are those prepared and approved by the university. The revision and updating is the task of the affiliating university. However, few teachers as Senate and Board of Studies members are involved directly or indirectly in the revision process. As such there is no interdisciplinary subject or component in the syllabi.

There is no formal feedback obtained either from peers or from employers. However, the teachers attending conferences and symposia, refresher courses, etc., get an informal feedback on the strength of their programmes.

Programmes like Home Science, Psychology and Commerce are career oriented. All the courses offered are beneficial to the students, some way or other, in building up personality, character and empowerment of women.

Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Selection of the students at entry point is based on their academic record. Admission is on the basis of the rules framed by the Government and University and transparency is observed in the selection process. Cut off marks to degree courses is 35%. Reservation policy of the government is observed in admission. Teachers advise and counsel the students in selecting subject combinations based on their aptitude. Only informal techniques are followed in assessing the knowledge and the skills of the students after admission. Personal discussion, question-answer, surprise test, quiz etc. also help the teacher in assessing the quality of the new entrants. Adoption of a post entrance test may give a scientific feedback for assessing the students.

All the 5 postgraduate courses namely Home Science, Marathi, Hindi, English and Sociology are run on self-financing basis. It is gratifying to note that the PG course in Sanskrit is held in the college as a university department. However, the students of the other postgraduate courses do not attend the classes regularly. This needs to be rectified at the earliest.

The college has a very good Music department and has three qualified clock hour basis teachers possessing postgraduate degree in Music. One teacher is an Akashvani artist.

The college feels that the courses offered are career oriented and subjects like Home Science, Psychology and Music are introduced for self-employment and for entrepreneurship development. Such subjects besides languages open the gate of the knowledge and information to girl students of Marathwada region and provide an insight into the tradition.

Utilizing earmarked funds from UGC remedial coaching was given to academically weak students including SC, ST students during the 9th Plan period. Advanced learners are given additional books, counselling, seminars etc. Distinguished speakers and luminaries in various fields are invited for talks, which also motivate students especially advanced learners.

Conventional lecture method of teaching is in vogue. However, a few departments use OHP for regular teaching and they keep software packages for the same. Seminar and group discussion are also adopted, though rarely. Projects, both for undergraduate and postgraduate, are part of the curriculum in Home Science. OHP, tape recorder, charts, models etc. also supplement black board teaching.

Class tests, term examination and internal assessment are routinely followed. University examination is annual. It is to be mentioned that the strictness of the conduct of the university examination attracted the appreciation of media, many times. Internal assessment is not counted for university examination at present. Semester may be introduced in postgraduate classes.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The institution is essentially an undergraduate Arts & Commerce college, though few postgraduate courses were started during the last year. It is to be noted that there are only very few takers for postgraduate courses and the students are attending the classes very rarely. Out of the 22 permanent teachers in the college 15 acquired Ph.D. degree and 5 M.Phil. degree. Ten teachers have been promoted as readers.

Four teachers are approved research guides of which 2 teachers have taken full-time research scholars to do Ph.D. and 1 has submitted thesis. During the last 5 years, 4 teachers have presented 11 papers, 7 in national and 4 in international conferences. It is heartening to note that few teaches attended conferences held abroad. Few teachers have been publishing books regularly, of which some are prescribed as text books by the university. It is to be mentioned that a faculty member in the Department of English has published 15 books.

As such there is no funded ongoing research projects by the faculty. The teachers have to be motivated to submit research proposals to UGC and other funding agencies. In the mean time management may think of extending financial help in the form of seed money, to start few projects. The

The students of Home Science department have undertaken a project work on entrepreneurship which covers areas like hotel management, canteen, flower arrangement etc. Department of Home Science may consider the publication of student projects in journals after proper vetting. The Department of Economics may undertake survey and other projects with the help of students to motivate them to develop problem solving skills.

Few teachers are regularly publishing articles in local and national journals. Possibility of submitting interdisciplinary and collaborative projects with industries and institutions may be thought of. The constitution of the research committee to motivate the teachers in the preparation of projects may be given priority. Steps may be initiated to get recognition for some departments as research centres.

Informal consultancy is practiced in the Department of Home Science in dietetics, preparation of nutritious food, making of bakery items, etc. It is to be appreciated that some students have started their own cottage industries after completing the programme.

Extension activities are mainly undertaken by the NSS. They are involved in adult education, medical camps, health and hygiene, environmental awareness, implementing watershed development programme, constructing a retaining wall by way of 'shramdan', conserving and protecting the environment and AIDS awareness programme, in collaboration with NGO's. It is to be noted that there is an ample scope for all departments to involve in extension and outreach activities in the city and nearby villages. This will strengthen the institution-society-interaction.

The college started one open NCC unit of 20 cadets in the last year. However, no grants are received from the Government.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
This is the first Women's college established in 1970 in the region of Marathwada. The college has a seven acre campus in the heart of the city. It has independent buildings to house Home Science, Psychology and other departments and a library with a reading hall. It has a ladies hostel with an intake capacity of 45 students. There is a complex with an indoor stadium, furnished auditorium and a guestroom.

The college has a spacious ground for outdoor games and a canteen. Keeping in view of the future growth, the college has prepared a master plan and the development is in progress. The two laboratories of the departments of Home Science and Psychology are well equipped. To make teaching effective, audio-visual aids are used by few teachers. The college has 2 OHPs, 15 Computers in Commerce laboratory, two Xerox and one Fax machine. The college has musical equipments also. Maintenance of the infrastructure is on an annual contract basis.

The college has a qualified librarian and has a total collection of 25,000 books and it is open on all working days except Sundays and holidays. As such there are hardly any research journals. The library working hours are from 8.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. The library has an advisory committee. During the last two years, the college library has added 294 text books, 742 other books, 59 magazines at an estimated cost of Rs.1.01 lakhs and Rs.1.03 lakhs respectively. Book bank facility is also available in the college. Wallpapers are displayed in the library. Use of encyclopedia is displayed in the library for the students.

The ladies hostel has facilities such as news papers, telephone, TV, Mess, Water filter, Geyser for hot water and medical aid in case of emergency. Another important feature is conducting of educational tours arranged for the students. Various competitions are organized for the annual hostel day and prizes are given for best hosteller, best speaker, best personality etc. Yoga classes are conducted for inmates under health happiness scheme. Classes for Judo and Karate are also conducted. Current and important issues appeared in news papers are displayed on notice boards.

The campus of the college is kept clean and pollution free by tree plantation, sprinkling water on ground for dust free atmosphere. Health services are available to the students, teaching and non-teaching staff.

Sports facilities such as volleyball, kabaddi, kho kho, basketball (outdoor games) are available to the students. Students have participated at the inter-university tournaments in volleyball, kho kho, kabaddi and Gymnastics. Incentives such as concession in fee, DA and TA during matches and special coaching for outstanding sports students are given.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The college has sufficient and well run support services to ensure the physical and intellectual health of all its constituents. In the Arts faculty, students choose the subjects in the first year itself. If a student intends to go for competitive examination and is meritorious then she is permitted to change the subject. The subject offered at the first year B.A. give rise to many combinations of optional subjects also.

The students' magazine 'Shabdashree' is published annually. The college recently started alumni association called 'Maher Melawas'. The students are encouraged to participate in fine arts, essay writing and debating competitions. The students have won prizes in sports events.

The prospectus of the college gives clear guidance on admissions and completion requirements for all programmes, the fee structure, refund policies and financial aid to students. This prospectus is annually updated. Student's Council is formed for the development of students' personality. Learned eminent scholars are invited to give lectures and guidance to the students. The college focuses on extra curricular activities. In all 683 undergraduate students and 14 postgraduate students got financial aid. Of these 518 were economically backward students. One-hundred and ten (110) students receive GOI scholarships. Academic guidance and counselling is offered to all the students. Seventy-eight (78%) students appeared for the qualifying examinations. The percentage of pass is 83 which higher than the university average. Drop out rate is 22% and progression in higher studies is satisfactory.

The college may think of introducing an employment cell.

Mahila College staff Co-operative Credit Society was formed in 1989. From students aid fees, concession is given to some students (5 to 16 students per year).

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The college is run by the Marathwada Legal and General Education Society. The governing council monitors the overall administration, finances and approves various development schemes and extension activities of the college.

There is a Local Managing Committee (LMC) which monitors the day-to-day work of the college. Besides LMC, there is a Hostel Committee and a Purchase Committee. There is an inbuilt mechanism to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff with the help of LMC, Principal and Office Superintendent.

The entire staff has undergone computer training. There exists a mechanism to improve the public relations, students relation and file movement.

The college charge fees to the students as prescribed by the university. During the last two years 2000-01 and 2001-02 there has been a deficit of Rs. 88,465/- and Rs. 1,03,978/- respectively. This was compensated by the management.

The college has introduced various welfare schemes such as scholarships, students welfare fund, group insurance for teachers, students safety insurance etc. There is a provision for medical reimbursement for teaching and non-teaching staff as per government norms.

The management has recently introduced a grievance redressal cell.

Due to the constant persuasion and efforts of the members of the management, good academic standards have been achieved. The finances of the institution are allocated and effectively utilized to make the progress cost effective.

There is an internal audit scheme and audit is completed upto 31.03.2002.

There are currently 17 part time teachers appointed on clock hour basis by the Management as per the rules and the salary is borne by the State Government. The salary of the 22 permanent staff is received from the State Government as it is an aided college.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
College makes efforts to achieve empowerment of women students and to develop all round personality through value based education.
Teacher - students relation is very healthy and advance learners are motivated.

College adopts latest managerial concepts like strategic planning, computerization, teamwork etc.

Monthly planning of teaching is prepared and academic programme is strictly adhered to.

College organizes various intellectual and physical activities for the personality development of the students.

College makes effort to bring awareness among students for peaceful co-existence, secularism, pollution free environment and health consciousness.

College makes effort to impart general skills among students such as capacity to learn, teamwork and communication skills.

Self appraisal programme for the teachers is strictly enforced.

Students counselling center exists.

College has mechanisms for internal quality check.

College office is computerized and admission forms are accepted online.

'Earn while Learn' scheme exists in the college to help the economically weaker students.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The college has been successful in fulfilling its aims and objectives of providing higher education to women folk of the Marathwada region. This pioneering, women's college is emerging to bring about overall awareness regarding women's higher education in the region on one hand and in the process of development of women's personality, competency and their abilities on the other. The college aims to provide higher education for deprived classes and ushered a new age of socio-economic development in the life style of women in this region. The peer team appreciates the efforts made by the college in this direction by introducing healthy practices as stated above.

It is the first college in the region which has gone on online admission.

Being an affiliated college out of 22 permanent teachers, 15 are Ph.D. holders and 5 are M.Phil.

The overall result of the college is 83% which is above the university average.

Three teachers have presented papers in USA, Japan, Canada and China

One teacher in the music department is an Akashvani artist.

One teacher in the music department has performed in Ellora festival organized by Government of Maharashtra.

Nine students of the college have bagged first rank in the B.A. examination of the university in the last five years.

Few of the teachers of the college have written books, which are prescribed as the textbook by the university.

Being an affiliated college, it has organized number of national and international seminars.

Four of the faculty members are recognized as Ph.D. guides by the university and they are guiding research students.

Many of the students of the college have represented in the inter university teams for volleyball, cricket, gymnastic , kho-kho and kabbaddi. One student was selected in national team for softball.

Outstanding sportspersons are given special coaching and assistance.

Financial aid is released on time for the students.

Entire staff of the college has undergone computer training which facilitate to improve in e-governance.

College needs to provide more spacious class rooms.

College should strengthen audio-visual equipments for class work.

College needs to provide more funds to degree library

There is a need to provide more space for the students for reference work in the library.

College may take steps to hold postgraduate classes regularly.

Teachers may be motivated for their research work and for improvement of their academic qualifications.

Teachers may seek financial assistance to carry on research activities from various funding agencies.

Though college has a computer laboratory with 8 machines for commerce department, which is used by the entire college, needs to be strengthened.

Prof. A. M. Pathan (Chairperson)

Prof. P. H. Sethumadava Rao (Member)

Prof. K. G. Narayana Pillai (Member)

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