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Maulana Azad College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Maulana Azad College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Maulana Azad College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Aurangabad Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Maulana Azad College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Aurangabad Maharashtra was established on / in 1963.
Maulana Azad College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Aurangabad Maharashtra is situated in Aurangabad of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Website of Maulana Azad College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Aurangabad Maharashtra is http://www.macabad.itgo.com/.
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Maulana Azad College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Aurangabad Maharashtra runs course(s) in Commerce, Science stream(s).
Maulana Azad College of Arts, Science and Commerce is affiliated with Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad
Profile of Maulana Azad College of Arts, Science and CommerceMaulana Azad College of Arts, Science and Commerce was the first institution on the Campus, which was inaugurated in June 1963, by the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr. M.S. Kannamwar. It is situated in large and beautiful campus, with Mughal architecture and beautifully laid gardens. The Maulana Azad Educational Trust has taken the area on the long Lease from the Marathwada Wakf Board. Since its inception, the college went on making steady progress in every direction with the result that is rated today as one of the best colleges in India, to which students come not only from this country but also from many foreign lands. The college has pioneered job-oriented courses in Geology, Industrial chemistry, electronic, Microbiology and Computer Science and Drilling Technology. At Junior college (+2) level also job oriented vocational courses were introduced for the first time in the region. The institution has become an instrument of social change by imparting education from Junior College to Post Graduate courses in various disciplines and Doctoral research center in Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Geology, Hindi and Urdu.
Media coverage of Maulana Azad College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Aurangabad Maharashtra, Maharashtra
Mumbai boy Shubham Lalwani tops AIEEEMumbai: The Central Board of Secondary Education declared the results on Sunday. The results were announced after the Delhi high court refused to stay the announcement of result of 10th AIEEE exam, which was rescheduled on two dates following reports of leakage of question paper. The entrance exam, scheduled for May 1, was postponed by two and half hours after reports of leakage of question paper came in.Seventeen-year-old Lalwani aced the exam with a score of 345, and top all India ranking. I expected to get in the top ten but never thought I would get the number one ranking. I am extremely surprised, he said.
A resident of Deonar, Lalwani did his schooling from RN Podar School, Santacruz. But he moved to Maulana Azad College in Aurangabad for his class XII. I moved to Aurangabad for a year because the college offered me personalised training and expert guidance. I have been able to secure this rank because of their efforts, he said.Lalwani was an exceptionally bright student all through out his academic years. He had scored a 95.8% in his class X CBSE exams. In the AIEE, he secured near perfect scores in Maths (120), Chemistry (120), but scored the lowest in Physics (105).Though he fits the tag of a bookworm, he denies it vehemently. I only studied two or three hours in a day. Instead of mugging from text books I focused on understanding the concepts. That is my success mantra, he said.
Lalwani wants to pursue engineering from IIT-B in Powai. I want to become an astronaut and go to NASA for training. But in the long term, I plan to work with ISRO and contribute to space science research in India, he added.
NAAC report of Maulana Azad College of Arts, Science and CommerceSECTION I: INTRODUCTION
Maulana Azad Education Society, Aurangabad established the Maulana Azad College of Arts, Science and Commerce in June 1963 in an area of about 27 acres taken on long lease from the Marathwada Wakf Board. The Maulana Azad Educational Trust and Society runs seven other institutions in the campus including a College of Education, College of Pharmacy, College of Journalism and a host of technical institutions. The college has been recognized by the UGC under 2(f) and 12B of the UGC Act in the year 1963.
From a strength of 144 students in Arts and Science in 1963, the college has steadily grown during the last forty years and in 2003-04 the college had 1465 students including 314 women students. There are 32 full time faculty, 31 on Clock Hour Basis and few visiting faculty imparting instructions to Certificate, Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Ph.D. and PG Diploma programmes.
This urban, grant-in-aid, minority institution affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad had students from other States of India, NRIs and from overseas as well. The temporal plan of academic work is the Semester system for few courses and the Annual system for other courses. The unit cost of education in 2002-03 was Rs. 15,033.
Seeking to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), the college submitted its Self Study Report in September 2003. Accordingly, NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof K. Aludiapillai, Former Vice Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University as Chairman, Prof. N.V. Narasimham, School of Management Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi as Member Coordinator and Dr.(Mrs) Shibani Chatterjee, Principal, Government Model Science College, Jabalpur as Member to make an on-site visit to validate the Self Study Report and submit a report on the basis of the information obtained from stakeholders during interactions and perusal of documents, personal observation. Dr. Jagannath Patil, Assistant Advisor, NAAC, coordinated the visit at NAAC, Bangalore.
The Peer Team visited the college on 26th and 27th January 2004 and had detailed discussions with the Principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents, alumni and members of the Governing Body of the college. The following criterion wise report is furnished based on the facts contained in the Self Study Report, discussions and information gathered during the campus visit.
SECTION II: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
Arts faculty consists of the Departments in English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Arabic, Political Science, History and Sociology, while the Science faculty comprises of the Departments in Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Electronics and Computer Science. There is also a Department of Commerce in the College. At the undergraduate level, B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com courses are offered. Industrial Chemistry and Geology in B. Sc. are two of the optional subjects offered for the first time in this region. The availability of a large number of combinations gives plenty of opportunities to the students to choose the combination for which they have the aptitude.
All the six Post Graduate courses in the college viz M.Sc in Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Microbiology, Mathematics and Computer Science and the Post-graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) are run on a non-grant mode. Most of the PG courses, and many combinations in UG courses, have a strong career orientation.
The goals and objectives of the college are clearly stated in the prospectus published annually and any member wanting to know about the mission of the institution can come to know of it by going through the same. The courses offered appear to be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Institution. The unique mission of achieving the goals set forth in the Constitution of India leading to national integration, humanism, secularism, democracy, peace, etc. through a range of extension and co-curricular activities is noted by the Peer Team as a commendable effort.
To obtain feedback on teaching programmes from peers and employees, a committee has been formed with four academicians, two industrialists and two scientists. It normally takes a year to introduce a new programme since under the affiliating system a number of formalities have to be gone through as per prescribed time frame.
Final year B.Com and B.Sc. students and Post Graduate students are sent for in-plant training to local industries, government agencies, etc. through networking arrangements enabling exposure to job patterns.
Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Admissions are carried out on the basis of academic record. The Admission Committee ensures compliance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the University and Government of Maharashatra for admissions. Through class tests, knowledge and skills are assessed after admissions. While the educationally weak students are required to undergo remedial courses, advanced learners are given additional assignments and extra library facilities.
At the commencement of the academic year, each teacher prepares a unitised teaching plan and planned monthly/weekly coverage is decided upon. In 2002-03, the college had 186 teaching days.
Classroom lectures are supplemented by use of overhead projectors, charts, models etc. A central media hall with T.V., CD players, Computers, VCR, etc. is available for use by all departments. Evaluation methods are communicated to students at the beginning of each year. The Question Bank is kept in the library for ready reference of students.
Recruitment of teachers is as per norms of the UGC, University and Maharashatra Government. For courses conducted without grants from Government, the college has freedom to appoint teachers on ad-hoc and Clock Hour Basis. Twenty five teachers participated in conferences/workshops during the last two years. Six functioned as resource persons. Few teachers have participated in international Seminars abroad as well as in India and few others have attended national seminars. From time to time the college conducts seminars, conferences and workshops. During the last two years, 10 teachers attended refresher courses to update their knowledge. The State Government Award for ideal teachers was conferred on the Principal.
Monthly review meetings are taken by the Principal to ensure proper coverage of entire syllabus. The performance of the faculty is through the self-appraisal method. This report is analysed by the respective Heads of the Departments and Peers Review Committee. Wherever found necessary, the Principal conveys the feedback and gives suggestions for improvement.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Of the 32 full time teachers of the college, 16 hold Ph.D. degree while twelve teachers are doing part time research. Overall sixty percent of the teachers are involved in guiding research scholars, operating projects, publishing papers, etc. The Departments of Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics, Geology, Hindi and Urdu are recognized research centres. Nine of the faculty are recognized research guides. They are guiding 18 research scholars. So far 29 research scholars working in research centres of this college have obtained Ph. D. Currently there are 10 ongoing projects with a total outlay of Rs. 4,08,000. In general, the Peer Team notes that the ambience needed for research and a proactive policy encouraging research is in evidence. In the fields of Geology, Electronics and Commerce, the college offers some consultancy without claiming any fee. The College has received grants in COSIP from the UGC and the Geology Department is running the programme successfully.
Extension activities like adult literacy, awareness relating to AIDS and environment, camps for medical relief and blood donation are conducted through the NSS, which has 125 volunteers including some girls. The college has an active 53 cadets NCC unit and the Teacher In-charge received the 'Best Instructor Award' at the state level. The college works closely with government and non-government organizations for activities like watershed development. The college community is sensitized to social problems and concern for the disadvantaged. Two teachers in Zoology and Physics gave popular science radio talks.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Over the years the college has evolved a mechanism for augmenting its infrastructure facilities through five-year plans formulated by the departments. The extent of the campus is about 27 acres and it is accommodating seven other institutions under the same management. The ambience of the buildings is impressive and pollution free with beautiful and extensive greenery. The campus is kept meticulously clean. The laboratories are spacious, well planned, ventilated and illuminated. Maintenance of the infrastructure is entrusted to specific persons whose functions are monitored by the Maintenance Committee. To keep the campus clean and pollution free, a number of steps have been taken. Garden Committee and Cleanliness Committee have taken pains to keep the campus neat, tidy and green.
Facilities of the college are used by the University, MPSC, Staff Selection Commission, Government, etc. for holding examinations. Researchers are permitted to make full use of the library and laboratory facilities. Study Centre of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad is located in the college.
Millennium Sports Complex with facilities for variety of indoor and outdoor games, 13-station multigym and treadmill are the special attractions in the college campus. These facilities are used by the students of all the colleges in the complex.. Table-tennis, Chess and Carrom are the indoor games available. Courts for Basket Ball, Lawn Tennis, Volley Ball and Ball Badminton are available. Students have been regularly participating in Inter-university, State, Regional and National level games. Sports complex is used by the governmental agencies, banks etc. First aid kit and doctors on call have been provided for
An advisory committee for the library assists in the selection of books, provision of facilities for students in the library etc. Interlibrary borrowing has been arranged with neighbouring institutions. There is a book bank facility. Computerization of library has been initiated. The library has 49,562 books and facilities for Xeroxing. Thirty audio-video cassettes are available.
A central computer center, with 10 computers, functions for the benefit of researchers and academic work. Five of the departments have one computer each. Software packages have been developed for office use. Computers are maintained through annual contract. Separate workshops for carpentry, plumbing, electrical maintenance and laboratory maintenance have been provided.
There is a hostel complex in the campus in which a separate unit is earmarked for this college and 93 students are accommodated in this unit.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The students' drop out rate is 6.85 % at the UG level and 15.57% at the PG level. Nearly 60 % of the undergraduates go for PG studies. Ten percent of the P.G. go in for Doctoral work. About 30 % get employed. During the last 5 years, five cleared UGC-NET and one cleared UGC-SET examination, three passed MPSC examinations and one passed GATE test.
The Prospectus of the college is published annually. It contains the history of the college, courses offered, fee structure, rules of discipline, scholarships, fee concessions, library rules, refund rules etc.
Under 15 schemes from various agencies, about 871 students received financial assistance in 2002-03. In collaboration with the District Industries Centre and other agencies, information is disseminated for setting up small-scale units. Through Career Guidance and Placement Service, few students were able to secure employment. An alumni association is yet to be formally established, although some alumni reward meritorious students and celebrate the Teacher's Day.
Various facilities are provided to students to spend their leisure usefully and also nurture their talents. Cultural programmes, debates, competitions in music, dance etc are some of the activities in which students take part. Students have an opportunity for developing a broad outlook in a campus like this wherein students in different disciplines, courses and specializations are in continuous interaction. Getting feedback from students on the facilities in the college and efforts taken to act on their suggestions helps the college maintain a student friendly atmosphere. The Peer Team is happy to note that one of the students of the college has become an international cricket player and that he has established a coaching center in the college complex to assist the students.
Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
A number of Committees constituted to look after areas like admission, discipline, finance, etc. help the college to have a participative management in which faculty members play an important role. The Local Managing Committee monitors the functioning of the institution. These committees meet once in three months to plan and review the activities and improve the standards. The Peer Team finds that these committees function in a coordinated fashion and there is openness in the administration.
The non-teaching staff are exposed to training in office work and their work efficiency is assessed by a three member committee. Computer training has been given to all office staff and software packages like 'TALLY' are used in the finance and accounts sections.
The fee structure has remained unchanged during the last three years. During 2002-03 the expenditure incurred was Rs. 150 lakhs. There has been a deficit in the budget. The internal audit is conducted by a chartered accountant.
A number of welfare measures for staff are operative. Cooperative Credit Society advances loans for emergency, higher education and house construction. The members of the society are insured for the loan amount. The staff are also covered by Group Insurance. A welfare fund is operated to advance loans to staff without any interest.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
A number of career oriented courses and combination of subjects have been offered catering to the changing needs of the society and market demands.
By arranging for special lectures by eminent men and women from different walks of life and celebrating the birth anniversaries of national leaders, value education is imparted and sense of patriotism, universal brotherhood, communal harmony and national integration reinforced.
Special activities like discussion with students on contemporary issues and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy have helped the students to understand their role in the development of our nation. Although the cutoff percentage in PG classes is high but to maintain quality the College sticks to 30 seats per PG course only.
Opening of a number of Post Graduate courses on a self-financing mode has helped students to get the benefit of higher education and enhance their skills to get better acceptance in the employment market.
The B. A. degree courses are run on a no-grant mode as an act of benevolence not charging high fees.
A review Committee assesses the quality of academic activity and based on its report the Principal initiates corrective measures.
SECTION III: OVERALL ANALYSIS AND SUGGESTIONS
Well-planned Academic activities in the college and sincere implementation with a sense of dedication and commitment can make a deep impact on the students. The skills acquired and the attitudes built stand the learner in good stead throughout life. The Maulana Azad College offers not only a wide range of combinations and programmes but also plenty of opportunities to students through extension work, community oriented activities, Study Center of the Maulana Azad National Urdu University etc. to get sensitized to various aspects and facets of life and knowledge. The College is successfully taking strides for achieving its mission and goals under the dynamic leadership of the Principal and supportive administrative benefactors.
It is with legitimate pride that the college informs that 80 % of the donations for the growth of this minority institution were received from non-minorities. This reinforces the secular outlook of the citizens of the area and their regard for acquisition of knowledge . The Peer Team wishes to offer the following suggestions for the further growth of the college:
Offer of career oriented subjects in the UG courses, like Functional English, Office Management and Procedure, Advertising and Mass Communication, etc. with assistance from UGC may be given.
Short term certificate programmes in spoken English, Communication skills, Personality Development may be organized as enrichment courses to be taken concurrently with UG/PG curriculum.
M.Com and M.A. in English literature may be started as these are in popular demand and fetch good jobs for students.
Apply for autonomous status as early as feasible.
Expedite the automation of the library and networking of the Library with other prestigious libraries.
Step up research activities by applying for projects funding agencies like DST, ICHR, CSIR, and ICAR etc. in addition to the UGC.
Strengthen the teaching learning process by using techniques like seminars, tutorials, quizzes etc.
Bridge courses for students who switch over to English medium from the medium of their mother tongue may be organized.
Since Computer skill has become a basic requirement for most jobs, a strategy to impart computer training to all students may be devised.
Students may be accorded Internet facility in the campus at a minimum charge.
Alumni can play a significant role in the growth of the college by contributing funds, donating books, constructing buildings, arranging for special programmes like preparing students for competitive examinations, making endowments to encourage merit among students, assisting in employment and internment etc. and this potential should be tapped.
Prepare a ten year Master Plan culminating in the Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2013 further augumenting infrastructure and opening new courses in emerging areas.
The Peer Team wishes to record its thanks for the very kind cooperation extended to them during the visit by the Principal, members of the Governing Body, faculty, students, non-teaching staff, parents and alumni. The role of the Co-ordinator has been very useful in accomplishing our task within the time frame fixed.
Prof. K. Aludiapillai
FProf. N. V. Narasimham
Dr.(Mrs) Shibani Chaterjee
Dr. Ahmed Zaheer
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