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Milind College of Arts, Aurangabad, Maharashtra


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Milind College of Arts, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
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Nagsenvana, P.B. No. 4,
Aurangabad (District Aurangabad)
Maharashtra, India



Milind College of Arts, Aurangabad Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Milind College of Arts, Aurangabad Maharashtra was established on / in 1950.


Milind College of Arts 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.


Contact Details of Milind College of Arts, Aurangabad Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-240-2370836



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Milind College of Arts, Aurangabad Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).


Approval details: Milind College of Arts is affiliated with Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad



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NAAC report of Milind College of Arts

SECTION : I
Preamble:
Late Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar formed the People's Education Society, Mumbai in 1945 for contributing to the enrichment of natural and social life as well as education of the downtrodden communities of India. The Milind Mahavidyalaya was established with three faculties - Arts, Science and Commerce, by this Society and was affiliated to Osmania University, Hyderabad. The Society derives its inspiration from the teachings of Lord Buddha. It believes in the principles of social equity and justice. The Society runs a number of educational institutions. The growth of Milind Mahavidyalaya prompted the leaders of the Society to divide the college into Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Commerce in 1960 and Milind College of Arts and Milind College of Science in 1963. The Milnd College of Arts is located at a central place of the city of Aurangabad with a campus area of 216 acres. It is a grant-in-aid institution and now affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The College was recognized by the UGC under Section 2(f) in November, 1971 and under Section 12B in October, 1976. This single faculty College has 10 departments like Marathi, Hindi, English, Pali, Economics, History, Sociology, Political Science, Geography, and Psychology. The College offers 7 programmes - 1 in Undergraduate(UG), 4 in Postgraduate(PG) , 1 in PG Diploma and 1 in Ph.D. The College has 30 teachers out of which 13 are permanent, 4 temporary and 13 are part-timers. Four teachers have obtained Ph.D. and 5 M.Phil. degrees. There are 13 administrative staff in the college. The total strength of students in UG is 1353 and in PG is 660. Five students are engaged in Ph.D. research work at present in the college. The College follows annual and semester systems as its temporal plan of academic work. The unit cost of education per student is Rs.663/- only. The College has support services like central library, sports and games facilities, hostels, guest house, canteen, welfare schemes, grievance redressal cell, and vehicle parking shed.. The success rate of students range from 60- 80%. Since 1973 many students have topped the university merit list. The Governing Body(GB)of the college looks after its overall management.

The College volunteered to be assessed by NAAC,Banglore and submitted its Self-Study Repot on 28 September, 2003. NAAC constituted a Peer Team wih Prof. Ananda Deb Mukhopadhya , Former Vice-Chancellor of Vidyasagar Unversity, Midnapore, West Bengal as its Chairperson and Prof. Mamata Satapathy, Emeritus Professor, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar as Member Coordinator and Prof. Ravindra Kumar, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi as Member.

SECTION II : CRITERION-WISE INPUT
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects.
The Milind College of Arts is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the Marathwada region. It is a single faculty college and offers seven programmes consisting of one Undergraduate, four Postgraduate one Ph.D and one Postgraduate Diploma. At Undergraduate level altogether 10 subjects : Marathi, Hindi, English, Pali, Economics, History, Sociology, Political Science, Geography and Psychology are taught. The students have the option to choose a combination of three subjects approved by the college and the University. Most of the subjects are traditional in nature having little job prospects. Only English and Geography have better job potential. During the last five decades of its existence it has added only three more subjects: Geography, Pali and Psychology to the already existing seven subjects. The College offers four Postgraduate courses in English, Political Science, Geography and Psychology leading to M.A and a Postgraduate Diploma course in Pali and Ph..D. programme in Geography.

Milind College of Arts is affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad and has to follow the syllabi and curricula prescribed by it. The University has formulated the curricula following UGC model. Two teachers, one from Geography and another from Marathi, are on the Board of studies of the University. They try to design the curricula in their respective subjects, so as to suit to the needs of their students and the society. The students have no flexibility in time-frame and horizontal mobility. The curricula are yet to be modularly structured and given a multidisciplinary approach. The College takes about a year from the time it has been conceptualized for introducing a new programme. The College is yet to take venture to initiate such a new programme.

The teaching-learning process in the College is consistent with its goals and mission. A mechanism to obtain feedback from academic peers and employers is yet to be developed in the College.

Criterion II : Teaching-Learning and Evaluation.
The College admits the students to UG and PG courses on the basis of their past academic records and interview performance. There is no formalised bridge or remedial courses for academically disadvantaged students. However, sometimes, the college conducts extra coaching classes in English and Economics for the SC/ST students with financial assistance form UGC. There is no enrichment course for advanced learners. They are only encouraged to participate in seminars, tutorials and group discussion and take part in competitions etc. The College should introduce bridge and remedial courses for slow learners and enrichment courses for advanced learners.

The academic programme of the College follow annual system as stipulated by the University for Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes. The syllabi for all subjects are unitised and a teaching plan is drawn up at the beginning of the academic session. The classroom teaching is supplemented by seminars, tutorials, group discussions and home assignments.

The College conducts class tests, unit tests, terminal examination, tutorials etc. for progression of students' knowledge and skills. At the commencement of the academic year the details about the examination, the method of evaluation etc. are communicated to all the students through college prospectus and Notices.

There are only 13 permanent and 4 temporary teachers Due to the work load 13 more teachers have been appointed on clock hour basis (CHB) in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Maharashtra Government. These part-time teachers are lowly paid, so the college cannot get best out of them. The average workload of a teacher is 20 periods per week where each period is of 50 minutes duration. The College functions for
236 days in a year out of which 180 days are devoted to teaching. The permanent faculty takes about 80-85% of the classes.

The recruitment of teachers is made as per UGC norms and rules and regulations of Maharashtra State Government and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University. The appointment of the teachers is made as per the recommendation of duly constituted selection committee.

The college teachers are encouraged to attend seminars, workshops, conferences, refresher courses and orientation courses etc, to update their knowledge and develop their academic capabilities. But during last two years two teachers attended refresher course. The college has organised only one seminar on '50 years of independence and the status of the Depressed Classes' and that too in the year 1998. The College has introduced self-Appraisal method for the evaluation of teachers in teaching, research and extension activities. These reports are analysed by Heads of Departments and Principal of the college and are considered during the promotion of the teacher or his placement in a higher grade.

Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension.
Although Milind College of Arts imparts Postgraduate education in four departments, only Geography department offers research programme leading to Ph.D degree. Out of 13 permanent faculty members, only three teachers have Ph.D and 5 have M.Phil degrees. Three teachers of the college are recognised by the University as PG teacher and one as research guide. The Departments of Geography and Psychology are recognized as research centres. At present there are only four part-time research scholars. The college however is keen to develop a research culture so encourages its teachers to pursue research work by providing incentives like study leave, adjustments in their teaching schedule and library facility. There is one ongoing research project funded by external agencies. It is desirable that the teachers should apply for minor and major research projects from UGC. Some teachers from Marathi, Hindi, Pali and Geography have published text books. One teacher of the Marathi Department published a short story which has been included in an edited volume on 'Indian Modern Short Stories' by Stephen Alter and W. Dissenyake. However, very few teachers have published research papers and articles.

There is no full time designated person for extension activities. A college teacher has been assigned to carry on this activity in addition to his normal duty. The various extension activities of the College cater to the community development by way of Health and Hygiene Awareness, Aids Awareness, Environmental Awareness, Adult Education, Medical Camp, Blood Donation Camp etc. Some of the extension activities are carried out in collaboration with Government and Non-Government organisations. The NSS and NCC units are actively associated with these extension activities. The department of Psychology is commendably carrying out some extension activities

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College is situated in an urban setting with a campus area of 216 acres.
Milind College of Arts building has 13 class rooms, three office rooms, one ladies room, one staff room, one store room and two adjacent halls used for library. In addition to this the College also has two separate buildings in the same vicinity accommodating the Geography and the Psychology Departments. The two adjoining halls of the library together provide approximately 200 square meters floor area as they also have a small space for storage purposes in between. The total acquisition of books and journals and periodicals in the library is 60460 and 18 respectively. It also has in its possession a part of the rare personal collection of books of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. The computerization of library services is pursued by the College in a phased manner. The working hours of the library are 10.30 am to 5.45 pm and again from 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm on all the six working days except Sundays and public holidays. The library has no provision for reprographic and internet facilities. The library is accessible to all the constituents of the College. The reprographic and internet services are available to the teaching and office staff only from the College office.

There is a beautiful garden in front of the building and a canteen which are jointly managed by Milind College of Arts and Milind College of Science. The College has facilities for sports and extra curricular activities. The students actively participate in the sports events and get regular entry in national level tournaments. Some of them have even won Bronze Medals at the regional level tournaments. The College also provides coaching facilities, at a specially set up Center, to help students prepare for competitive examinations. The College administration practices the policy of outsourcing its infrastructural facilities and encourages external agencies to use the College premises for various competitive examinations. There are two hostels run by the College, one for the boys and another for the girls. The total number of students residing in the hostel at present is 285 out of which the number of girl students is only 25. There is one Guest House and also a Rang Mandir for performing arts as part of the cultural activity by the students.

The number of students in the College is 2013. The provision of class-rooms, library, and other infrastrucural facilities appear satisfactory for the present. However, it is also evident that the College cannot take any additional load without augmenting the existing infrastructure. The administrative office functions from the three rooms.

Criterion V: Students Support and Progression
The college regularly updates the Prospectus. The prospectus provides necessary information to prospective students about the admission procedure, the fee structure, choice and the groupings of courses, the regulations governing them and student facilities. The updated prospectus is made available to the students at the commencement of the academic session. The drop out rates are 40-80% in UG and 10-40% in PG. Approximately 50-60% of the graduates passing out from the College pursue higher education and while some get employment or seek another profession. The number of students clearing NET-SET examination is 17 and three have been selected through Maharashtra Public Service Commission. The result of the final year B.A. in 2003-04 is about 75%. The College has provision for giving financial aids to students from state and central government grants and other sources. The College does not have an employment cell. It also does not have a placement officer to help the students in securing suitable employment. The college has set up an Alumni Association very recently. There are good support services to students with central library, sports and games facilities, hostels for boys and girls, ladies common room, and a debate club. The college provides recreational and leisure time facilities to students through cultural programme, indoor and outdoor games, dance and music competitions. The progression of students is evident from their performance in the University examinations where many of them topped the Merit List. Students have shown achievements in NCC and extra-curricular activities. As a solid support to students there is provision for Students' Safety Insurance.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management:
The College has an efficient coordinating and monitoring mechanism . Various committees like Purchase, Hostel, Admission etc. consisting of senior faculty members, coordinate and monitor the functioning of the College. The College has constituted a special committee for preparing the academic calendar .It has organised computer training for three library staff. It has a good internal audit mechanism. The College may comply with the observations made by the auditor in the audit report of the year 2002-03. The college has provision for welfare programmes for all of its constituents. It has a grievance redressal cell with he Principal as its Chairman.. A number of loan facilities are available to the teaching and non-teaching staff. It has got an internal cell for quality monitoring of day to day academic as well as overall performance of the students. The students have provision for leisure time facilities by participating in debate, cultural programmes etc.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practice:
The College has its own mechanism for internal quality check. It is sensitive to strategic planning, team work and decision making. It imparts value based education through Blood donation camp, AIDS and environmental awareness programmes. The optional subjects are grouped/combined in such a way that students can go for higher studies. The college takes every efforts to involve its constituents in community oriented extension activities. The introduction of Group Insurance Scheme and loan facilities for employees and teachers from Co-operative Credit Society are mentionable healthy features. The insurance scheme for students' safety is another healthy practce. The other healthy practice is to provide the needy students with spectacles and medical facility from Students Aid Fund.

SECTION: III
Overall Analysis:
The Peer Team validated the Self Study Report submitted by the College. The team has visited the existing infrastructure facilities, gone through the official documents and interacted at length with the management, principal, teaching and non-teaching staff, students, alumni, parents and guardians. The team intends to record
the following observations:

The College has good culture of participatory management and decision making.

There is a close relationship among the Management, Principal, Teaching and Non-teaching staff, and students.

The College has an in built mechanism for quality check of its non-teaching staff

The College offers mostly traditional courses.

The College has high drop out and average success rates

The College has a well framed mechanism for assessing students' progression.

The College may take concerted effort to improve research culture of the teachers.

The teachers may be encouraged to procure funds from UGC for research work by submitting MRP proposals.

The central library needs to be computerized along with internet facilities.

The central library may have reprographic and Book Bank facilities.

A Health Centre may be opened in the college.

The College may open employment and career guidance cells.

The expansion work of girls' hostel may be undertaken and UGC may be approached for funds.

The hostels for boys and girls need regular cleaning and maintenance. The girls hostel needs immediate renovation.

Sports and games facilities for girls need to be further strengthened.

The meeting for the selection committee for recruiting teachers may be held as and when vacancies arise.

The performance of students in state and national levels sports and games is worth mentioning.

The performance of students topping the merit list in various University examinations is worth mentioning.

The welfare schemes for students, employees and teachers are other notable features.

The performance of some lecturers from Geography, Marathi, Pali and Hindi by publishing text books are notable features.

The College has a good brand of faculties in language teaching departments and as such a language laboratory may be established. They may introduce a Certificate Course in Communicative English.

The administration may establish close linkage with Alumni and Parents for furthering
development of the institution.

The Peoples Education Society managing the College may take active interest in academic development as since its inception only three new courses have been offered.

The Society may create a consortium of its institutions for sharing its resources.

The College may think of introducing some new courses in vocational/innovative/emerging areas such as Tourism and Hotel Management, Natural Resource Management, Rural Administration and Rural Development, Disaster Management, Environmental Science etc.

The institution is an ideal one for introducing a certificate course on Human Rights.

The members of Peer Team would like to place on record their sincere thanks to the Principal, Coordinator, Governing Body Members, students, teachers and non-teaching staff for the support extended by them during the time of visit of the Team to the institution

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathawada University may give recognition to the Psychology Department of the College for opening the Post-graduate course.

The College may take special efforts for full fledged research activities in the centers of research at Geography and Psychology Departments.

The Peer Team expresses its gratitude to the college community for excellent hospitality and everything provided during its visit from 25-26 February, 2004.

The team wishes a bright future to the College.

Prof. Ananda Deb Mukhopadhyay
Chairman

Prof. Ravindra Kumar
Member

Prof. Mamata Satapathy
Member Coordinator

Principal A.H. Shamkule
Principal, Milind College of Arts,
Nagasenavana, Aurangabad, Maharashtra

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