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Sir Sayyed College of Arts,Commerce and Science, Aurangabad, Maharashtra


Sir Sayyed College of Arts,Commerce and Science, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Address: Plot / Street / Area
Khursheed Manjil,
Azim Colony,
Roshan Gate
Aurangabad (District Aurangabad)
Maharashtra, India

Sir Sayyed College of Arts,Commerce and Science, Aurangabad Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Sir Sayyed College of Arts,Commerce and Science, Aurangabad Maharashtra was established on / in 1990.

Sir Sayyed College of Arts,Commerce and Science 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.

Fax # of Sir Sayyed College of Arts,Commerce and Science, Aurangabad Maharashtra is 0240 2313876.

Website of Sir Sayyed College of Arts,Commerce and Science, Aurangabad Maharashtra is http://www.sirsayyedcollege.org/.

Contact Details of Sir Sayyed College of Arts,Commerce and Science, Aurangabad Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-240 2311285


Sir Sayyed College of Arts,Commerce and Science, Aurangabad Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, commerce, Science stream(s).

Approval details: Sir Sayyed College of Arts,Commerce and Science is affiliated with Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad

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NAAC report of Sir Sayyed College of Arts,Commerce and Science

Section I
Sir Sayyed College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Aurangabad, located in a predominantly Muslim area, aims at providing education largely to Muslim women coming from a conservative background. The College was started in 1991 by Rahbar Educational and Cultural Welfare Society whose objective is to promote the education of the economically weaker sections and to lead towards the ideal of a humane citizen through education. The College claims to follow an open education policy and maintain a secular character. It offers 8 courses under the faculty of Arts, B.Com. under the faculty of Commerce and 8 courses in the Science faculty. These courses are under grant-in-aid. It also offers M.Com., M.A. in three subjects - Political Science, Urdu, and Arabic - in addition to B.Sc. (I.T.) and B.B.A. as self-funded courses. All courses are run under the annual pattern. There are 30 permanent faculty among whom 10 have the Ph.D. degree and 2 the M.Phil degree. While three teachers have submitted their Ph.D. theses and are awaiting the result, four have enrolled themselves for the Ph.D. degree. There are three SET and two NET qualified candidates among the faculty. The staff have attended fairly good number of seminars and the publications of the faculty of the Arabic department have been in good number. Thirty teachers on CHB conduct classes for the students along with the permanent faculty. Eleven administrative staff and nine technical staff assist the College in the conduct of courses. There are 1360 students on roll among whom 457 are girl students. There are 24 overseas students in the College. The unit cost of education works out to Rs. 9160/-.

A central library and a canteen function along with the administrative and academic wings. The College is located in rented buildings in a built up area of 1067 sq. mtrs. in two adjoining buildings. Necessary sports facilities are provided for the students by means of utilizing a neighbouring institution's sports fields. There are facilities only for select indoor games in the premises of the College. A Computer Centre with 15 systems caters to the needs of the B.Com. and B.Sc. I.T. students.

Sir Sayyed College of Arts, Commerce and Science, located near Roshan Gate, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, requested the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) to assess its facilities and performance and submitted its Self-Study Report to NAAC in September 2003. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council in its turn appointed the following Peer Team to validate the Self-Study Report of the institution :

Dr. P.V. Vaidyanathan, Former Vice-Chancellor, Annamalai University, Tamilnadu - Chairman

Prof. C.R.Visweswara Rao, Professor of English, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh - Member- Coordinator

Dr. M.C. Agrawal, Professor of Chemistry and Dean, CDC, Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh - Member

Dr. Jagannath Patil, Assistant Adviser, National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore, was NAAC Coordinator. He also visited the College along with the team. The Peer Team visited the various departments and facilities of the College on 13th and 14th March 2004 and interacted with the Principal, the Management, the faculty, students, administrative staff, parents and alumni and arrived at the following criterion-wise analysis :

Section II
Criterion - I
Curricular Aspects
The College is a Muslim minority institution but providing access to all and is a grant-in-aid institution for UG courses in the faculties of Arts, Commerce and Science. It offers self-financing courses like B.B.A., B.Sc. I.T., and Postgraduate courses in Arabic, Urdu, Political Science, in addition to M.Com. Of the total of 30 permanent teachers, ten have the Ph.D. degree and two the M.Phil degree. Two of the faculty are NET-qualified and three SET-qualified. There are one part-time and 14 clock hour basis teachers.

In tune with the mission of the institution which is to bring about the uplift of economically weaker sections, especially those belonging to the minority community, the institution has offered job-oriented courses like B.B.A., B.Sc (IT), and the M.Com course. Within the UG programmes, the students have the choice to opt for course combinations as prescribed by the University regulations. Since the curriculum is designed by the University, the College does not have the freedom to offer its own courses. It takes a year for a course initiated by the College to be conceptualized and implemented. B.B.A., B.Com., B.Sc. I.T. have certain course modules which ensure a free-wheeling among different faculties. These courses develop a symbiosis between knowledge and skill orientation. Thus the institution ensures a certain interdisciplinarity.

The courses offered are compatible with the objectives of the institution. The programmes initiated are well-monitored by a proper communication among the various constituent units. BCS and B.A. (Statistics) have also been sanctioned but not yet launched. The College has taken the initiative in Marathwada region to introduce Arabic as an option at the U.G. level. The faculty of the Urdu and Arabic departments have contributed to the framing of the P.G. syllabus significantly and the Urdu department was instrumental in introducing the paper, 'Urdu Literature in Marathwada'.

The mechanism to obtain feedback from academic peers and employers has not been developed by the College.

Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
Admissions for all courses, except B.B.A., are on the basis of the merit of the students in the qualifying examination and on the basis of the reservation structure as applicable to minority institutions as per Government rules. For B.B.A., the admission is by an Entrance Test. The Prospectus of the Colleges gives the inputs necessary relating to fee structure, courses of study, eligibility criteria and thus a transparent process is followed year after year.

The College does not offer remedial courses as such but guides the disadvantaged students in their promotion of their communication and other skills. By giving incentives to meritorious students, the institution encourages them to improve their performance. The temporal plan of the institution follows the annual pattern.

There is an Administrative Coordination Committee which supervises the implementation of the Teaching Plan prepared by the faculty by reviewing it on a quarterly basis. There is thus a coordinated running of the teaching-learning activities. Student seminars are occasionally held and educational tours in certain departments are conducted to promote the subject interest of the students. Tests, tutorials and terminal examinations constitute the evaluation process. Recruitment of the faculty is by advertisement following the government norms for minority institutions. The College appoints temporary staff for the postgraduate courses.

Teachers have participated in a fairly good number of seminars. They submit a self-appraisal report based on the UGC guidelines. The College has also introduced student appraisal of the teachers. The student's anonymity is maintained with reference to his teacher evaluation and the teachers are guided based on the appraisal. The College organized a seminar on its founder Sir Sayyed Ahmed Khan in 2002. There are 22 Committees in the College to take care of various developmental activities. The institution has thus a well-conceived plan for monitoring its academic activities and student progress.

Research, Consultancy and Extension
Ten teachers have the Ph.D degree and over 10% of the teachers are engaged in publication activity. Seven members of the staff are currently engaged in research leading to the Ph.D. degree. Publications are mostly concentrated in the Department of Arabic. The Departments of Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, and Sociology have also some publications to their credit. About 25 books, some of them prescribed for study, and some translations and creative writings have been published by the faculty.

The Staff Study Circle of the College motivates its staff to make seminar presentations on Saturdays on topics of their choice and current affairs.

One of the members of the faculty is in additional charge of extension activities like Community Development, Health Awareness, Adult Education, AIDS awareness, Environment Awareness, Blood Donation, etc. The NSS unit of the College has two units and there are 76 girls participating in its activities. It has adopted a small village, Kagzipura, for its social development-oriented activities and for the promotion of civic responsibility among the students. The NSS unit held two 10-day camps.

Criterion - IV
Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College is located in an urban locality with the campus area of 797 sq. mtrs. and with a build up area of 1067 sq. mtrs. It has a Campus Beautification Committee to look after the maintenance of its infrastructure. It has 32 rooms in all with 11 classrooms and six laboratories. The classrooms are somewhat congested and not adequate for the strength of the institution. However, the institution proposes to get over this difficulty when it moves into its new campus.

The laboratories are clean and well maintained but in terms of infrastructure further improvements are suggested. The College has the potential for developing research in Arabic . It has a well-framed strategy for the optimum utilization of its existing infrastructure facilities

It has a central library with 4410 books. It also subscribes for 13 periodicals of which some are professional subject journals . The library has a separate reading room for boys and for girls. The central library needs augmentation with more books in science subjects and information technology. It also needs computerization with Internet connectivity and reprographic facilities. The working days of the central library are 280 and it remains open for nine hours for six days in a week. The library is managed by a library advisory committee. There is a full fledged department of Computer Science and Information Technology having a central server with 15 nodes. Besides, the office and library have independent computers with partial networking. But a central computer facility is to be created in future. Teachers of the Computer Science department maintain the computers with the help of a hardware expert. The department of computer science is developing the software in VB for the admission processes.

The College has offers from medical institutions around for attending to the health needs of the students. There are facilities for some indoor and outdoor games. The College avails itself of the facilities of the Young Boys Club of the city for games like football, etc. The outstanding sportspersons are allowed to travel for playing across the region and the state. The teachers engage extra classes for such students. The College has also instituted a trophy for 'Best Sportsperson of the Year'. There is a makeshift canteen in the College campus. There is provision for safe drinking water with water coolers. The College does not have a workshop or centre of instrumentation. It has future plans to construct a separate hostel building.

Criterion - V
Students Support and Progression
The College regularly publishes its prospectus containing relevant information for students. The institution is providing required support services to ensure the physical and intellectual health of all its constituents. The drop out rate is 13.9 % which is on the higher side and needs to be arrested. The success rate in 2003-04 in the University examinations was reasonably good. In the last five years, ten positions have been secured by the students in the University merit list. Progression rate to higher education is about 40%. There is provision for financial aid to students from grants received from Central Government / State Government and other sources.

The College has also instituted several cash and other awards for meritorious students. It has instituted a mechanism for informal career guidance which is proposed to be formalized soon with expert guidance. However, there is no formal placement cell. The Alumni Association of the College was formed in the recent past with the objective of promoting vocational guidance, educational and employment awareness. The College should maintain a greater liaison with the alumni and parents.

The College has won the University football trophy thrice in succession. The students of the College have represented the University in Inter-University cricket, swimming, hockey and football tournaments. One of the students had the distinction of participating in Scottish County Cricket. The College has a healthy tradition of organizing cultural programs which enliven the campus life and promote a sense of unity and national integration. One window admission service is offered for overseas students.

Criterion - VI
Organization and Management
The College is managed by the Rahber Educational, Cultural and Welfare Society. There is a Local Managing Committee as per the provisions of the University Act to monitor and co-ordinate the activities of the College. The College encourages participatory Management principles by constituting various committees to look after different academic and administrative matters. The Management has recruited teaching staff on clock-hour-basis to meet the academic requirements. During the last two years all the recommendations of the Selection Committees have been approved by the Governing Body.

It is note-worthy to mention that the Management has started career-oriented courses such as BBA and B.Sc. I.T. on a non-grant basis. Overseas students opt for some of these courses, thereby augmenting the resources of the institution. The staff strength is adequate to meet the academic and administrative requirements. Teachers of the College are encouraged to attend seminars and conferences. There is provision in the College budget for reimbursing the seminar registration expenses of the faculty. The College needs to encourage and facilitate the process of training of the non-teaching staff. The efficiency of the non-teaching staff is monitored by the Principal with the assistance of the Vice-Principal and Office Superintendent. The College has a system of student evaluation as well as self-appraisal of teachers.

The College is running on deficit budget. The unit cost of education is Rs. 9160. The fee structure of the College has remained almost unchanged for the last three years. The College accounts are up-to-date and well kept. The accounts of the College are audited by a chartered accountant. The staff can avail themselves of loan facilities from the Cooperative Credit Society. Besides, the College issues undertaking to banks for loans sanctioned to its employees. The Management may motivate the teaching and non-teaching staff to go in for group mediclaim policies. Students are insured against accident and other unforeseen exigencies, under a University initiative. Student discipline in the campus is a healthy sign.

Criterion - VII
Healthy Practices
The Peer Team has identified a few features which help the College improve the quality of education imparted and achieve its aims and objectives. These are as follows :

The College has a mechanism for internal quality check, tutorials, class tests, terminal examinations, to assess students' knowledge and skill.

The College is offering career oriented courses like BBA and B.Sc. IT.

The College has adopted participatory Management practices.

The College is attracting overseas students and giving them necessary facilities.

Two units of NSS are involved in community development programmes.

The College has introduced the system of teachers' evaluation by students and is collecting students' feedback on course structure, campus life, teaching, and syllabus.

The Computer Centre of the College is put to optimum use. It has the potential for widening its network of functions to include office and library automation.

The staff have instituted a Students' Aid Fund to reach out to the economically backward students.

The History Students Association and Girls Forum contribute to a healthy cultural life on the campus.

The Staff Study Circle supplies the primary inspiration for the promotion of the research atmosphere.

There is single window admission policy for overseas students.

Section III
Overall Analysis
The Peer Team, after going through the Self-Study Report and making the institutional visit, is happy to state that the institution has succeeded to a considerable extent in translating its mission and goals into academic practices beneficial to its target public -- the educationally backward students of the minority community of the locality. The institution has initiated some note-worthy healthy practices brought into operation by the committed work of the teachers, Principal, and Management. However, infrastructure building is an area the College needs to address itself to. The results of the College have improved this year and some students in various disciplines have secured university positions. Extra and co-curricular activities of the College are in consonance with its goals and mission. There is team spirit among the different constituents of the College. The institution may now concentrate on seeking UGC financial assistance for its various developmental activities.

It is note-worthy to mention that the institution has succeeded in creating a sense of security and self-confidence among the girl students of the community. It is definitely a matter of commendation that these girl students from orthodox families have been encouraged by the College to come out of their homes in pursuit of higher education.

It is but natural that when the institution has entered into the second decade of services to the society, a decadal plan will have to be formulated. While framing the plan, the changing scenario in the area of higher education has to be necessarily kept in view. To serve the youth and also the society to which they belong the following suggestions may be considered:

The Management may consider offering career-oriented / inter-disciplinary courses in Bio-technology, Biochemistry, Home Science, Communicative English at the UG level.

Vocational courses like Early Childhood Care & Education, Industrial Chemistry, Nutrition and Dietetics, Industrial Microbiology, and Seed Technology may be introduced on self- financing basis till UGC assistance to run these courses is available.

Certificate courses in Environment and Water Harvesting, Disaster Management, Computer Maintenance, Agro-processing, Interior Decoration and Beauty Culture may be offered to the students and the local youth.

Efforts may be made to get permanent affiliation from the University and UGC recognition under section 2(f) and 12 B as early as possible.
Hostel facilities for boys and girls may be provided.

The Library should be provided with more space and needs to be equipped with more books on Science and Information Technology.
The library and office need computerization and reprographic facilities.

A Quality Assurance Cell may be created to motivate teachers to undertake research work and to organize seminars and conferences more effectively while pursuing excellence.

More and more teachers may be encouraged to become members of professional bodies in their field and to attend seminars and conferences organized by such bodies to get exposed to latest trends in their subjects.

A common language laboratory may be established for departments like English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu and Arabic.

A Women Empowerment Cell may be formed to offer counselling to the girls students.

Teachers may be motivated to establish contact with teachers and researchers of universities and research institutions for undertaking viable research activities.

Social Sciences departments may engage themselves in well-defined subject-related extension activities to make a more pronounced interaction with society.

A College Magazine and an awareness-promoting Newsletter may be brought out on a regular basis.

Coaching facilities may be provided to prepare the students for various competitive examinations.

Remedial courses may be organized for educationally / socially backward students.

Sports and games facilities may be increased for girl students.

The Peer Team wishes to thank the members of the Management, Local Managing Committee, Principal, teachers, administrative staff, students, parents and alumni for their whole-hearted co-operation and for their active interaction with them.

The Peer Team is of the considered opinion that this exercise of accreditation will be useful to the institution in strengthening the quality of its education and in helping it develop strategies of planned expansion.

Professor P.V. Vaidyanathan, Chairman

Professor M.C. Agrawal, Member

Professor C.R.Visweswara Rao, Member-Coordinator

Dr. Zia-ur-Rehman Siddiqui

Date. 14th March 2004

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