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Pratishthan Education Societys Pratishthan Mahavidyalaya, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
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Pratishthan Education Societys Pratishthan Mahavidyalaya, Aurangabad Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Pratishthan Education Societys Pratishthan Mahavidyalaya, Aurangabad Maharashtra is also known as Pratishthan Arts Commerce and Science College. Pratishthan Education Societys Pratishthan Mahavidyalaya, Aurangabad Maharashtra was established on / in 1965.
Principal of Pratishthan Education Societys Pratishthan Mahavidyalaya, Aurangabad Maharashtra is DR SUNIL DEVI DAS RAO SHASTRI.
Pratishthan Education Societys Pratishthan Mahavidyalaya is situated in Aurangabad of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Pratishthan Education Societys Pratishthan Mahavidyalaya, Aurangabad Maharashtra is 02431-223062.
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CoursesPratishthan Education Societys Pratishthan Mahavidyalaya, Aurangabad Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, commerce, Science stream(s).
Approval details: Pratishthan Education Societys Pratishthan Mahavidyalaya is affiliated with Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad
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NAAC report of Pratishthan Education Societys Pratishthan MahavidyalayaSECTION I : PREFACE
The Pratisthan Mahavidyalaya, established by the Pratishthan Shikshan Prasarak Mandal in August 1965, obtained UGC recognition under 2(f) and 12(b) in May, 1971. The College has a six-acre campus in a semi-urban, developing area of Maharashtra. There are three regular Undergraduate programmes and two Open University Undergraduate programmes.
The College is affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. It has 13 departments including a Department of Physical Education, a Department of Commerce and six Departments in the Faculty of Arts (English, Marathi, Hindi, History, Political Science and Economics) and five Departments in the Faculty of Science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Fishery Science & Industrial Fish and Fishing.
There are 24 permanent teachers including one woman; 12 have the Ph.D. degree and eight (one woman) have M.Phil. The remaining nine have postgraduate degrees.
One of the 12 part-time teachers working on a clock-hour basis, has Ph.D.; the rest have PG degrees.
There are 33 non-teaching staff, 23 administrative and 10 technical (laboratory assistants and attendants).
There are 1,085 students (all belonging to Maharashtra); two hundred and sixty of the students are women.
The latest audited statement of accounts shows an income of Rs. 8.77 lakhs from regular fees and 2.03 lakhs as fees for extra-curricular activities. There is a balance of Rs. 29.68 lakhs including a deficit of Rs. 2.73 lakhs for the year 2002-2003.
The College follows an annual system of instruction. The semester and credit system is not followed in any course of instruction.
Among the support services are a central library, an audio-visual unit, an auditorium, a hostel for women, sports facilities and a canteen. There are also NCC for Boys and NSS for Boys and Girls.
The Management of the College, Pratisthan Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, runs three institutions (schools) besides the College.
Three of the 15 optionals offered by the College are career-oriented namely Fishery Science, Industrial Fish and Fishery, Commerce and Economics. There are only 3-year degree courses in the College. There is no self-financing course in the College.
The College functions according to its aims and objectives and imparts value-based education. Most of the students belong to socially and economically backward communities.
The College volunteered for assessment and accreditation by NAAC by submitting its Self-Study Report (SSR). The NAAC Peer Team comprising Prof. J.V. Vilanilam, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Kerala, Prof. Mrs. V. Ranganayaki Rao, former Principal, M.E.S. College, Bangalore, Karnataka and Prof. U.C.Jain, Principal, Government P.G.College, Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh and Dr. Jagannath Patil, Assistant Advisor, NAAC as Co-coordinator visited the institution on 31st December 2004 and on 1st and 2nd January 2005. The team's visit was to validate the SSR submitted by the College and to verify the infra-structural facilities of the College and the quality of its academic functioning including its management. The SSR submitted by the institution enabled the team to scrutinize and analyze the functioning of the College. The Team participated in interaction sessions with the teaching and non-teaching staff, parents, alumni and students, the Management and the Principal of the College. The team also visited the different departments, laboratories, library, Botanical Garden, Fish Breeding facilities, canteen, hostel and playground.
The team has assessed the institution after examining the relevant records and keeping in view the criteria prescribed by NAAC for assessment.
SECTION II : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I : CURRICULAR ASPECTS
The College offers regular three-year degree programmes in Arts, Science and Commerce streams with a wide range of combinations - History, Political Science, English, Hindi, Marathi and Economics in the Arts Faculty; Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, Fisheries Science and Industrial Fish and Fishery in the Science Faculty; and Commerce in Commerce Faculty.
As an affiliated college, it follows the syllabi framed by the university and implements them accordingly. Some teachers are members of the different academic bodies like Board of Studies and Faculty and have contributed to the formulation of the syllabi in various subjects. Majority of the courses is conventional but courses like Fisheries Science and Industrial fish and Fishery are job-oriented.
The College organizes co-curricular activities such as a field visits, study tours and various competitions for the students. Introduction of more subjects with local and global orientation would equip students to face the future with ease and confidence.
The students' feedback mechanism / teacher performance assessment by the students needs to be strengthened. The Principal carries out the evaluation of the teachers. Regular tests and seminars are conducted to assess the students' performance and suggest measures for further improvement in the concerned subjects.
The unit cost is Rs. 10774=00 per student including salary component of teaching and non-teaching staff. The salary grant of the teaching and non-teaching staff is regularly paid by the Government of Maharashtra.
CRITERION II : TEACHING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The College conducts programmes of teaching, learning and evaluation as per the University rules and on the basis of their academic records. The prospectus gives details about the admission procedure, about the programmes offered and about the rules and regulations of the College.
Monthly tests are conducted to improve the performance of students. Terminal Examinations are also conducted. Weak students are given additional coaching. Personal attention is given to slow learners. Advanced learners are encouraged by providing them with additional borrowers cards and by giving them home assignments. They are also awarded cash prizes. Students are also encouraged to take part in different activities.
Methods of evaluation are communicated to the students. Parents are periodically informed about the progress and about the attendance of their children. Students are also encouraged to appear for competitive examinations. It is heartening to note that the results of the final degree are excellent in B.A. (95%) and in B.Sc. (95%). But the results in B.Com. are far from satisfactory (30%).
Teachers are encouraged to prepare annual teaching plans and to maintain diaries, which are periodically checked by the Principal.
The lecture method of teaching is supplemented with the use of maps, charts and OHPs and models. Educational tours, fieldwork, seminars and group discussions are held to motivate the students.
Students are also encouraged to take part in sports and in cultural activities. Teachers are recruited as per U.G.C.norms and as per the guidelines of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. Selection is on the basis of merit and as per the recommendations of the selection committee.
Seven teachers of the college have participated in National level seminars. The College encourages its teachers to participate in conferences, seminars and workshops. It evaluates the performance of teachers on the basis of feedback received from students about the performance of their teachers. Three teachers have served as members of BOS.
CRITERION III : RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The college offers only U.G. programmes and there is not much scope for research. There are no full time or part time research scholars. Three teachers have registered for Ph.D. in the University. The College encourages its teachers to pursue research by giving them study leave and to make use of the library facilities at other research centres and at the University. There is no consultancy service offered by the staff.
The College encourages its students to participate in extension activities. Adoption of a village through NSS and Water shed management programme deserve special mention. It is heartening to note that adult literacy programmes for the inmates of Open Jail are also conducted. Nearly a dozen convicts have earned undergraduate and postgraduate degrees through the YBCOU campus in the College. The College is actively associated with Rotary Club, Paithan, Lokmanya Blood Bank and Dattaji Bhale Blood Bank, Aurangabad.
NCC and NSS units of the college organize extension activities in and around Paithan. The college encourages students to participate in extension activities by awarding them cash prizes and certificates. Teachers are also encouraged to take part in extension activities.
CRITERION IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The College is located in a backward area and has a campus area of six acres. It houses an administrative block, Library building, lecture halls, departments, laboratories, a women's hostel, a ladies' common room, an auditorium, separate NCC and NSS units, vehicle shed, pump house, botanical garden, forest and canteen.
The College adopts shift system to run U.G. college and Junior college. It is heartening to note that some students are appointed under the 'Earn and Learn' scheme to clean the college premises. The large plantation area at the rear helps to minimize pollution.
The library functions from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. It has about 30,100 volumes. It subscribes to 24 journals/periodicals. It has a few audiocassettes. Limited Internet facility is available in the office. There are seven computers, four in the common computer laboratory and three in the office.
Some of the alumni who are medical practitioners provide health services to the staff and students at reduced rates.
The College has playgrounds for Kabbadi, Kho-Kho and for volleyball. An eight-stage multi-gym is provided. Facilities for playing indoor games like Table Tennis and Chess are also available.
Students participating in State / National level tournaments are felicitated and presented with Blazers, kits and certificates. A few students of the college have participated in State level and National level tournaments. A boy's hostel is available for poor students.
CRITERION V : STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The dropout rate is about 37% for B.A., 21% for B.Sc. and 7% for B.Com. The College publishes its prospectus, which gives details about the admission procedure, calendar of events, programmes and combinations available, rules and regulations of the College. Information about scholarships, facilities available and about the management is also provided.
The College brings out its annual magazine 'Ankur' to encourage the literary talent of its students. A number of scholarships are provided to the needy students. Students who excel are given special guidance and are also provided with extra library cards. A vocational guidance bureau is needed to guide students who seek employment. Advertisements for jobs are displayed.
CRITERION VI : ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The Local Management Committee comprising representatives of the Executive Council, representatives of Faculty and Non-teaching staff monitor and co-ordinate the activities of the College Principal and Office Superintendent check the efficiency of the Non-teaching staff. Various committees are formed to ensure smooth administration of the College. A Purchase Committee monitors all purchases made by the college.
The College has a democratic way of functioning. Policies with regard to academic planning, admission, budget allocation for various departments, and curricular and co-curricular activities are framed in consultation with heads of departments (HODs).
Medical reimbursement is provided to staff members. Employees credit society sanctions loans to its members in emergencies. Death relief is provided through GIC and LIC.
CRITERION VII : HEALTHY PRACTICES
Some teachers of the College are members of various bodies of the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad; one teacher of science is a member of the Board of Studies; one teacher of history and a teacher of commerce are members of the University Board of Examinations of the respective faculty. A Science teacher has gone for the UGC-FIP Scheme.
There is an Earn and Learn Scheme, which provides opportunities to some students who take part in campus cleaning and beautifying projects. Some other students are profitably engaged in cultivating large areas behind the College building. A statue of the Founder, the late Shri. Khanderaoji Patil Shisode, installed in the College campus inspires students and staff.
There is book bank facility in the central library of the college. The library has a collection of about 30,000 books. Work on the computerization of the library is yet to start.
The College is active in social work and programmes to create social awareness among students. Its NSS and NCC are helpful to the students in acquiring practical skills in conducting several social service programmes and encouraging civic responsibilities. There are separate offices for girls and boys taking part in the NSS. The NCC unit is for boys. Its active association with programmes conducted by the Rotary Club of Paithan, Lokmanya Blood Bank, Dattaji Bhale Blood Bank, etc. is commendable. Of special significance is the College's participation in welfare measures for the benefit of ex-prisoners who are in the process of rehabilitation.
There is a Centre of the Yashwant Chavan Memorial Open University in campus. It offers two courses for the students of the College.
The Faculty of Commerce offers a course in IT Applications in Business in the Ist year B.Com. and Business Communication and Office Administration courses in the third year.
The Faculty of Science offers besides conventional courses in natural and physical sciences communication with industrial units of the area for the benefit of the students of Industrial Fishery.
Students are taken to neighbouring industries and businesses on a fairly regular basis. Such contacts are beneficial to all students.
There is an informal feedback mechanism, which helps teachers to reformulate their teaching methods and course contents and also to suggest various improvements in facilities so that the Principal can convey their suggestions to the Management.
The College organizes state level conferences occasionally. A case in point is the conference held in December, 2000 on 'Maharashtra Itihas Parishad'.
Several students have to their credit outstanding achievements, not only in curricular work but also in the NSS, NCC and Sports activities. Special mention may be made of a girl student who secured the highest marks.
The College Auditorium offers its facilities for the local Government activities and for Naval NCC Battalion. The Godavari River Expedition in October 2003 made good use of the infrastructural facilities of the College.
The Boys' Hostel on campus has nine rooms, which accommodate a total of 27 students.
Maximum number of students (93.33%) were presented for the final examination in 2000-01. B.A. students had the least number for the final examination (62.8%). The dropout rate was the highest (37.19%) among B.A. students. But the B.Com. students had the least dropout rate (6.66%). The B.Sc. students ranged in the middle.
SECTION III : OVERALL ANALYSIS
*At the conclusion of its visit the Peer Team feels that the College since its inception in the year 1965 has worked diligently and has made significant progress imparting value-based education to its students. The Peer Team makes the following suggestions for the improvement of the College.
*Teachers may be encouraged to use innovative methods of teaching. Audio visual aids may be used to create interest in students.
*Teachers may be encouraged to pursue research and to participate in national / international conferences and seminars.
*Book Bank facility and Xerox facility may be made available in the library. More number of computers may be provided.
*Certificate courses can be offered in areas like Hospital Management, Fashion Design, Nursing and Food Processing.
*A Grievance Redressal Cell may be constituted.
*The reason for the poor admission and result in B.Com. has to be identified and remedial measures have to be taken.
The Peer Team appreciates the efforts of the College to achieve its goal of imparting education in a rural area. The team is confident that the College will make good use of its visit and the recommendations given below :-
The College has to offer facilities for taking care of medical emergencies and for conducting at least two medical checkups for students and staff.
Although medical camps are being organized once a year, they can be organized more frequently for the benefit of the people within the catchment area of the College. This will enhance community relations and ultimately persuade more students from the rural area to go for higher education through regular or open university mode of learning.
Services of a doctor may be made available on a regular basis at least once a fortnight, for the benefit of the campus community.
Though it is mentioned that a full-fledged computer centre will be built soon, more concrete steps have to be taken to computerize the library and establish a system by which all departmental assignments are done by students on the computer. This will require basic training for all students in the use of the computer.
A proper staff room and students' waiting rooms are certainly needed.
More members of the teaching staff have to go for UGC-FIP at the earliest. There is a great need for more teachers to go for M.Phil. and Ph.D. studies. Teachers must also learn the basics of the computerized systems for searching the Internet for the latest information on the topics they handle. This will be beneficial to themselves and their students.
There is a need for building a waiting hall for day scholars, besides providing more facilities in the sports section for regular exercises, especially for girls.
A Career Guidance Centre must be organized. It should be equipped with a Computer, which will enable the director of the centre to get the latest information on employment possibilities.
A counseling centre is to be established to handle personal and academic problems of the students.
The College has to strengthen the links with local and regional industrial and business firms so that final year students get an opportunity for campus recruitment.
The Peer Team strongly recommends that more facilities are provided in the College as follows :
more space for teachers in various departmental offices;
students and teachers have to make full use of the library. For this, the library has to be accommodated in a more spacious building with UGC assistance;
laboratories in the science departments have to be provided more space.
A more spacious hall has be to provided for the computer laboratory with more computers and at least two or three computers with Internet facility. All students may be provided access to the computers.
There is a great need for changing the roofing of the main buildings on campus since the present roofing is made of environmentally hazardous roofing material. More over, it will be quite uncomfortable during summer months.
An Association of parents / guardians has to be organized for closer community involvement, particularly in building renovation and the construction of a proper access road to this 40-year old campus. The Alumni Association has to be strengthened.
Many students demanded the starting of PG courses in the College. There is great merit in their demand.
There were also demands from the students for interdisciplinary mode of studies, so that students' interests and potential can be taken care of more fully.
Many students wanted vocational courses and the College can do everything to introduce them as early as possible. The job-orientation of existing courses can be heightened.
A course in Spoken / Communicative English may be offered as part of the curriculum or as are extra remedial course.
A language laboratory may be established not only for the improvement of learning English but also for Hindi and Marathi.
An English medium course may be started in the B.A. and B.Com. programmes.
Computer education / familiarization may be provided to all students and teaching and Non-teaching staff.
The furniture in the class-rooms may be improved.
Toilet facilities currently provided are inadequate and steps should be taken room to improve them, especially in the Principal's room, gymnasium, staff-rooms and other areas.
The Peer Team appreciates the arrangements made by the Management, Principal and Faculty and also thanks all of the stakeholders for the excellent co-operation extended during its visit to the College.
Prof. J.V.Vilanilam (Chairperson)
Prof. (Mrs.) V. Ranganayaki Rao (Member)
Prof. U.C.Jain (Member)
Dr. B. P. Reddy
Pratishthan Mahavidyalaya, Paithan, Tq.Paithan, Dist.Aurangabad. (M.S.)
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