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Shri Muktanand Arts, Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra


Shri Muktanand Arts, Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
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Vaijapur Road, Gangapur
Aurangabad (District Aurangabad)
Maharashtra, India

Shri Muktanand Arts, Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Shri Muktanand Arts, Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad Maharashtra is also known as Shri Muktanand College. Shri Muktanand Arts, Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad Maharashtra is managed by Society: MSP Mandal. Shri Muktanand Arts, Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad Maharashtra was established on / in 1970.

Principal of Shri Muktanand Arts, Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad Maharashtra is Dr Shivaji Baburao Munde.

Shri Muktanand Arts, Commerce and Science College 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.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Shri Muktanand Arts, Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad Maharashtra are 9922225352.

email ID(s) is Shri Muktanand Arts, Commerce and Science College Aurangabad Maharashtra

Contact Details of Shri Muktanand Arts, Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad Maharashtra are : 02433-221343


Shri Muktanand Arts, Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, commerce, Science stream(s).

Approval details: Shri Muktanand Arts, Commerce and Science College is affiliated with Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad

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NAAC report of Shri Muktanand Arts, Commerce and Science College

Section I: Introduction
Shri Muktanand College Gangapur, Dist, Aurangabad, Maharashtra state is a rural based co-educational aided institution which was established in the year 1970. It is affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad and is recognized under section 2f and 12b of the UGC Act.

The College was established by the Marathwada Shikshan Prasharak Mandal, Aurangabad whose founder Late Shri Vinayakrao Patil had the vision of "dispelling darkness" from the society to prevent further erosion of values and virtues from all walks of life and to cater to the needs of the socially, culturally and economically backward strata of the rural society. It strives to produce morally upright and socially committed citizens by inculcating in the student's human values through education. This has opened the gates of knowledge to students coming from socially and economically backward strata, especially girls, who otherwise would have been denied any upliftment or empowerment. This has resulted in many first generations collegians. The college has rural location with 25 acres campus exclusively meant for its use. The college has an impressive building with good infrastructure facilities.

The college is offering five UG degree programmes in Arts, Science and Commerce and Yashvantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nasik has an undergraduate center in the college. There are seven departments in Arts faculty, which include Marathi, Hindi, English, History, Sociology, Political Science and Economics. The Commerce faculty has three departments, which include Business Administration and Mercantile Law, Accountancy and Business Economics. The Science faculty has five departments including Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Mathematics. There is also a self-financing B.Sc. course.

There are fourteen permanent teachers (all males) under grant-in-aid and receiving UGC scale of pay. Out of these three have Ph.D., three have M.Phil. degree and eight teachers have post graduate degree. There are two temporary teachers working on temporary basis out of which one has Ph.D. and one PG degree. Nine teachers (Three ladies and six gents) are working on clock hour basis who are all PG degree holders and are paid out of the college funds. The self-financing B.Sc. course has ten teachers (one lady and nine gents) out of whom one gent has Ph.D. degree and the other nine teachers are PG degree holders.

The college has one male technical staff and twenty two male administrative staff.

Total enrolment of students is 1229 (295 girls and 934 boys) in various degree courses. In addition to this total enrolment, 121 students (34 girls and 87 boys) are admitted in the self-financing B.Sc. course.

Shri Muktanand college, Gangapur, Dist. Aurangabad, volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and conducted the preliminary self study and submitted the Self Study Report to NAAC. A Peer Team was constituted by the Council to visit the Institution and validate the Self Study Report. The Peer Team consisting of Prof. H. M. Joshi, Former Vice Chancellor, Saurashtra University, Rajkot as Chairperson, Prof. Dr. Niloufer J. Chinoy, Former Head, Department of Zoology and Director, School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad as Member Convenor and Prof. Singhavi, Government College, Ajmer as Member visited the Institution on 28th and 29th February, 2004.

The Peer Team perused and analyzed the Self Study Report submitted by the institution During the Institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the different facilities and interacted with the various components of the Institution like the academic, co-curricular, extra- curricular, sports and extension facilities. The Peer Team also interacted with the Governing Body, Principal, Faculty, Non Teaching staff, Students, Parents and Alumni/ Alumnae of the institution. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer Team presents below the assessment of the Institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern.

Section 2: Criterion I: Curricular Aspect
The college is offering five degree programmes at the UG level in Arts, Science and Commerce faculties as well as a self-financing B.Sc. course. The college is a center for Y. Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nasik. There is a annual system of examination. The programmes of teaching and learning are consistent with goals and objectives of the institution. Most of the courses help in improving the social and educational status of the students. The compulsory subjects in faculty of Arts are English and second language is either Hindi or Marathi. There are seven optional subjects which are offered in five different combinations. In Faculty of Commerce besides the languages, four subjects i.e. Accountancy, Business Economics, Computer Science and Entrepreneurship are compulsory, whereas Advertising and Salesmanship are optional in first year B.Com. In the second year, compulsory languages are same as in first year, whereas, Accountancy, Statistics, Computer Programming in Business and Principals of Management are compulsory, while Banking is optional. At the third year B.Com. level, the compulsory subject are Accountancy-III, Mercantile and Industrial Law, Taxation, Management Accounting and Auditing, Cost Accounting-IInd and IIIrd. In faculty of Science compulsory language upto second year are same as in Arts and Commerce. The optional subjects are Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Mathematics in three different combinations. The programmes are career oriented and elective options are available but non-core options are not available.

Criterion II: Teaching and Evaluation
The college admits students on the basis their academic records in the lst qualifying examination. The college strictly adheres to the norms of eligibility for admission to various courses laid down by the University. Regular class and term tests, group discussion are conducted. Remedial courses in English grammar for academically disadvantaged students and Bridge Courses for first year commerce students are arranged in August. The advanced learners are encouraged to use special library facility, conduct seminars and are given opportunity to represent the college in co-curricular activities organized elsewhere.

The college follows the University Calendar relating to the number of teaching days, public holidays and vacation. An Academic Planer is prepared. The syllabi are unitized. The prospectus is updated giving details of the courses etc. Various teaching aids are used to supplement the lecture such as charts, maps, globes and audio-visual aids. Besides these, B.Sc. students go on study tours and conduct seminars while Commerce students visit different industries.

The college has a monitoring system through which the Principal gets periodic reports regarding the classes conducted by the teachers. The recruitment of teachers in the college is strictly as per University and Government guidelines. The staff vacancies are filled by advertising and selection committee. Two new staff members have been appointed in 2002-2003. The college has freedom to appoint ad hoc teaching staff. The salary of these staff is reimbursed by state government while for appointments on clock hour basis, the teachers are paid out of resources generated from self - financing courses. Nine teachers have participated in state level seminars/ workshops, six at national level and two at international level. The college conducts state level conferences, seminars, lectures, elocution competition, and group discussions periodically. Self-appraisal of staff is done as well as feed-back from students is taken. Three teachers have benefitted from Faculty Development Programme. One has obtained the Ph.D. degree, one has attended a refresher course and one an orientation course.

The results of the college are quite impressive and above 90% since 1995. This is a commendable achievement since some students were admitted with low performance at the entry point. Some students have received gold medal at the university examination in Sociology.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college grants study leave to the teachers to pursue research. A research committee is constituted for submitting research proposals. The teaching schedules of teachers pursuing Ph.D. or M.Phil are adjusted. Three teachers have Ph.D. degree, three more are pursuing their Ph.D. work, three staff have M. Phil degree and one teacher is carrying out a research project. Some teachers have written text books and memoirs in Marathi. The college ought to encourage research scholars to register for M.Phil or Ph.D. by providing some financial support. The staff should also offer consultancy services.

The college has several extension activities. The NSS volunteers constructed 100 toilets at Dhoregaon Tq. Gangapur. They also built percolation tanks at Siddhanath Wadegaon. The volunteers did social work at the time of Latur and Gujarat earthquakes. They help the police in traffic control and maintaining law and order during the Ganesh festival. A pulse polio campaign, blood donation camp, health and hygiene awareness camps like ' Gutka ban Rally', medical camps, AIDS awareness camps, environment awareness programmes, adult education and Literacy Day are actively conducted by the volunteers. The college campus is kept green and pollution free by the students. Some outreach programmes like eradication of superstitions and blind beliefs, cleanliness drives, sociological studies of Mangs (a sub-caste under schedule caste) are carried out. Numerous NGO's and GO's lend expertise to the different programmes such as Lokmanya Blood Bank, Aurangabad, Giants Group International, Gangapur, Ajeet Seeds Company Aurangabad etc and Government Rural Hospital, Taluka Agriculture Office, Tehsil Office and Social Forestry Department all at Gangapur.

The college received three State level Awards in 2002-03 by the Government of Maharastra for the Best NSS Unit, Best NSS programme office and the Best NSS Volunteer.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has good infrastructure facilities and a well laid out garden. It has a central library, Sports facilities, Canteen, Boys hostel and vehicle parking stand. There is ample space to meet the development needs of the college. Two additional lecture rooms have been constructed on first floor and two on the ground floor. There is a plan for construction of Science laboratories. The present office and ladies room are proposed to be expanded and a ladies hostel constructed. A sports stadium and swimming pool are also to be constructed. The college campus of 25 acres is maintained with the maintenance grants from the Government. The college and the Management help in maintenance of the infrastructure by using services of skilled personnel. The college encourages use of its academic and sports facilities by other colleges and schools. The college campus is kept pollution free by programmes like tree plantation, care and nurture of the plants, cleanliness drives and wire fencing etc.

The library is fairly well stocked and is interconnected with other libraries in Gangapur and Vaijapur. There is a book bank facility. A library committee exists for decisions regarding purchase, maintenance of books. There are 20,029 books and ______ journals and periodicals and audio-video cassettes. The library needs computerization of some, if not all of its facilities. A central computer facility is also needed although Commerce Department has some computers.

The college has Department of Physical Education, which provides facilities and coaching in out door games like foot-ball, cricket, kho-kho, kabaddi, athletics and some indoor games. The outstanding sports persons are given incentives like imparting training at special camps, extra classes and practicals are conducted for them to compensate for missed ones, player kits, and other sports materials are distributed, certificates, medals, momentoes etc are given. For participation at state and national levels, substantial financial aid is given. Two students each have participated in university, state and regional level events.

Criterion V: Students Support and Progression
The academic results are good (90-95%) and the drop out rate is nil in B.A. and B. Com. About 80% students go for higher studies and approximately 10-15% students are employed after graduation. Some students have passed UGC-CSIR NET and MPSC examinations. The college updates its prospectus annually and provides information in various areas. Scholarships are available to the students from Central and State Governments and other Agencies. In 2001-2002, 403 Government of India Fellowship, 13 physically handicapped scholarships, 10 Govt. of India freeships and 724 fees concession to E.B.C. students have been given.

The college has a career guidance centre and a teacher works as a placement officer. The teachers participate in academic and personal counseling. The employment cell plans to organize "self employment certificate courses" in Plumbing, Dress Designing, Electric Fittings, Motor Winding etc. These are need based courses appropriate for the rural setting.

An Alumni Association exists with distinguished members from all walks of life such as doctors, college teachers, social workers, politicians, Advocates, Government officers etc. The policies and criteria of admission are made clear to the students through advertisements in newspapers, prospectus and by admission committee.

Various sports and recreational or leisure time activities are available to the students. They include indoor games such as Chess, Carrom and outdoor games as volleyball, Football, Handball, Cricket and Athletics. Other activities are students magazine, cultural programmes, dance - music competitions, essay writing, Reading room and audio - video facilities. There are six different associations like Social Sciences, Commerce, English Literary, Hindi Literary and Cultural Association.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The college has an efficient Co - ordination and monitoring mechanism. The over all control of college is vested with a central executive council consists of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary. Joint Secretary, Treasurer and Board of Directors. This body decides Policies regarding recruitment, promotions, and transfers of teaching and non-teaching staff members, development of infrastructure facilities and improvement in standards of education. The Local Governing Council has representatives of Management implement the decisions taken by the central EC and provide the guidelines for effective organization of the college and monitors its working. The college has an internal monitoring mechanism for policy formation, implementation and evaluation. The Governing Body, Principal, Vice-Principal Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff have an effective system of coordination. A committee prepares the Academic calendar. There are 24 committees of teaching and non-teaching staff for the smooth and effective implementation of the programmes. The work efficiency of the non-teaching staff is monitored by the Principal, Vice-Principal and the office Superintendent. The college conducts development programmes for non-teaching staff in computer literacy. The college conducts internal and external auditing for verification of accounts and proper utilization of funds. Various welfare programmes exist in the college such as a book Bank Scheme, Library Special assistance scheme for benefit of poor and talented students, credit co-operative society for teaching and non-teaching staff, medical reimbursement scheme, blood donation and blood group check camps etc. There is also a grievance redressal cell for employees and students. Some loans are available to staff from staff cooperative credit Society, provident fund loan, Bank Loan etc.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The college follows numerous healthy practices.

The evaluation of teachers is done by the students.

Internal quality checks are existing.

The college is sensitized to latest managerial concepts.

The college emphasizes value-based education.

There is efficient teamwork in strategic planning, decision making.

Computerization of college office exists.

Some proposed self-financing courses like Motor winding, Electrical fittings, dress designing and Plumbing etc will be useful for the students.

The college organizes field visits, study tour, seminars, lectures and several camps.

Distance education courses exist.

The NSS, NCC and Students Council conduct various activities which teach human values such as honesty, brotherhood, morality, peaceful coexistence, civil responsibilities through Gutka-Bandi Abhiyan, declaring Tobacco free zones, helping out in natural calamities in relief works, shramdan for building toilets, percolation tanks, bunds watershed programme, water conservation programme, construction of lake, water conservation, recharging of wells, tree plantation etc.

Several competitions and related activities occur like poetry recitation, drawing painting, debating and handicraft exhibitions, felicitation of freedom fighters arranging state level conferences, yoga classes. The Earn and Learn Scheme has helped several needy students.

Section 3: Overall analysis
Shri Muktanand College, Gangapur has succeeded in fulfilling its goals in serving the cause of education, empowerment of students, particularly girls who otherwise would not have been able to obtain formal education. The extension activities are manifold which have certainly helped the students to achieve self-reliance, self-esteem, understand dignity of labour and in self-employment. The college Alumni have excelled in different walks of life. Learning being a continuous process, the college has to accomplish greater accolades/laurels in pursuit of excellence. Keeping this in mind, while appreciating the good work done by the college over the last 32 years, the Peer Team would like to recommend to following aspects:

The Peer Team after an in depth analysis of the academic and extracurricular activities of the college as also recognizing the substantially built up infrastructure facilities, makes the following recommendations for the all round development of the college in future.

*The young teachers be motivated and encouraged to pursue M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes.

*College-industry linkage and consultancy services are encouraged.

*A language laboratory should be set up.

*The college should increase the recruitment of more girl students and appoint lady teachers.

*Computerization of library facilities needs to be done.

*Central computer facility ought to be set up with Internet.

*The ladies hostel needs to be constructed soon.

The NAAC Team places on record its deep appreciation of the hospitality, cooperation and support extended to it by the college and wishes the Staff, Students and Management success in all their future endeavors in achieving their goals and objectives. The Peer Team also thanks the NAAC for its meticulous planning and systematic organization.

Prof. H. M. Joshi

Prof. Dr. N. J. Chinoy
(Member Convenor)

Prof. Singhavi

Shri T. B. Yalambkar
Shri Muktanand Arts, Commerce and Science College,
Gangapur, Dist: Aurangabad, Maharashtra State.

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