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Padmabhushan Vasant Dada Patil College, Beed, Maharashtra
Address:Patoda, Beed, Maharashtra
Beed
Maharashtra, India



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NAAC report of Padmabhushan Vasant Dada Patil College

SECTION 1 : PREFACE
Padmabhushan Vasant dada Patil college Patoda, Beed, Maharashtra. Mrs. Kesharbai Sonajirao Kshirsagar Alias Kaku who is a primary school educated woman made efforts to establish Navgan Shikshan Sanstha Rajuri (N) to uplift the children of rural peasantry and weaker sections of the society from this region and educate them. This sincere and humble efforts later resulted in establishment of Padmabhushan Vasantdada Patil College of Arts in June, 1989 later Science faculty was added in 1996 and subsequently Commerce faculty started in 2003. Geographically, the college is located in hilly area rather aloof and ignored part of the region. This town is at a distance of 45 kms from the district head quarter Beed. The college is grant in aid and is affiliated to Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad and has applied for UGC recognition under 2(f) and 12(B) in July, 2002. The college has 23 permanent, 10 adhoc, 6 CHB and 4 contract with 16 administrative & 3 technical staff. Presently, the college has 2225 students out of which 1345 in under-graduate and 880 in post-graduate classes. The students are predominantly from rural area. The college campus is located on 5 acres of land. The unit cost of college is estimated to be Rs.2980/- and the temporal plan of academic work is annual.

The mission of the college is to provide qualitative value based services to the residents of Patoda, to develop overall personality of the learners, to provide platform to the students to cope with the challenges of the competative world and to inculcate self-discipline among the students.

The college offers three undergraduate programme under the faculties of Arts, Science & Commerce and nine Post-graduate programmes in the faculty of Arts.

Besides this college, the Navgan Shikshan Sanstha Rajuri (N) also runs several other educational institutions like schools, physical education college and various other colleges.

Padmabhushan Vasant dada Patil college Patoda, Beed volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Bangalore by submitting their Self Study Report in September, 2003. National Assessment and Accreditation council constituted a Peer Team to visit the college and validate Self Study Report. The Peer Team comprises of Prof. A.M. Pathan, former Vice Chancellor, Karnatak University, Dharwad, as Chairperson, Sr. Joyce, Principal, Teresian College, as member. Dr. K. L. Miglani, Principal, Arya P.G. College, Panipat as member Co-ordinator. The Peer Team visited the institution for 2 days i.e. on 19th and 20th January, 2004. The team carefully persued and analysed the Self Study Report submitted by the institute. During institution visit, Peer Team went through the relevant documents, visited the departments and interacted with the various constitutents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra curricular, library, sports and other facilities of the institution were visited. The Peer Team also interacted at length with the Principal, faculties, students, non-teaching staff, parents and alumini of the institution.

Based on the above exercise, inputs provided during the visit and interactions with the various groups and careful study of the records, facts and figures provided in various documents, the Peer Team has assessed the college and keeping in mind the seven criteria, the commendable features and issues of concern are presented in the following pages.

SECTION II : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION-I : Curricular Aspects
The college provides both Under-graduate and Post-graduate programmes in the faculty of Arts, Science and Commerce. At the under-graduate level in the faculty of Arts, there are 11 departments comprising of Marathi, Hindi, English, History, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Public Administration, Geography, Home Science and Physical Education. The faculty of Science comprises of Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Micro-biology and Mathematics. In addition there is a certificate course in Computer Science. At the Post-graduate level, students have wide options in the faculty of Arts i.e. English, Hindi, Marathi, History, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Geography and Public Administration.

As the college is affiliated, it follows the syllabi framed by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. Some of the teachers are members of boards of studies and various academic committees of the university and have contributed in the formulation of the syllabi in various subjects. Majority of the courses are conventional.

The college organises co-curricular activities such as field visits, study tours and various competitions for the students. Introduction of more subjects at general and special level in accordance with local and global trends will help the students to equip them to face the challenges of the world. A few vocational and job oriented courses are to be introduced.

The college does not have self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the faculty in teaching, research and examination. There is a feedback mechanism to some extent from the students of the final year degree in the college. Every teacher fills a part of the annual confidential report proforma. The evaluation of the teacher is carried out by the Principal on the basis of their work, conduct, results and the self-appraisal proforma filled by the teacher. Adverse report is conveyed to the teacher with a view to improve in future.

CRITERION II : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The College publishes its prospectus annually before the admission dates. It contains information about the courses of study, evaluation system, rules and regulations governing admission and fee structure. The evaluation methods are communicated to the students at the beginning of the term. Admission for various courses are on merit. For regular and smooth teaching, the college diligently follows the university calender regarding the number of teaching days and vacations. The teachers prepare teaching plan and execute it effectively and ensure the completion of the syllabus in time. In addition, each department conducts seminars, viva, tests, tutorial and group discussion. Every year teacher from various departments identify the students who are poor in certain subjects and several attempts are made to increase confidence in their relevant subjects.

The conventional lecture method is supplemented by innovative teaching techniques using modern teaching aids like models, charts and OHP. The Botany department encourages the students to prepare woolen models, herbarium seeds of flowering plants and identify type of soil to make the students take more interest in the subject. The college ensures the overall performance of the students by regular class tests, annual examinations and projects. An examination committee organizes tests and examination for all classes. The examination committee also provides the feedback about the students performance.

The self appraisal reports and feed back from the students help the teachers to improve themselves. The results of the college are satisfactory. Apart from studies, students have won accolades in various cultural events at the different inter-collegiate level competitions.

The recruitment of teachers is done through a committee constituted by the college as per the rules and regulations laid down by the Government/UGC /University. The college has 23 permanent, 10 adhoc, 6 CHB and 4 teachers on contract. Teachers are motivated to improve their professional skills through participation in seminars, conferences, workshops and orientation programmes. Quite a few teachers have participated in national level conference.

CRITERION III : Research, Consultancy and Extention
The college offers under-graduate and post-graduate programmes. Out of 23 permanent teachers of the college, 02 are Ph. D. degree holders and 2 are M.Phil. degree holders. The other have only post-graduate degree. Although the teachers have the potential to do research but it is not visible in all the departments. However, a few teachers have published research papers in national journals and participated in national seminar / conferences. Few departments have organised workshops on restructuring of the syllabi.

There is no defined cell in the college for providing consultancy. Most of the extension activities are carried out by NCC, NSS volunteers. The college organises extra-curricular activities like adult education, national literacy mission, blood donation camps, AIDS awareness, environment awareness, community development and rural development.

CRITERION IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has beautiful and spacious campus spread over an area of 5 acres of land. However, a significant number of students attending the college is coming from rural area around the town of Patoda. Presently the number of students are 2225. The number of permanent teachers are 23. The teaching days in the college last year are 180.

Although the college has sufficient number of rooms required for teaching, the room space for the science laboratories is insufficient. The college is in the process of providing bigger laboratory space for science departments. It has library, playground, computer lab, administrative block and auditorium. The college has a library which has 6609 books. The number of journals and periodicals subscribed by the library is around 40. There is an advisory committee for the library that supervises the various activities of the library.

The college has though small, sports ground that provides facilities for many games viz. Kabbadi, kho-kho, volley-ball, cricket etc. Atheletic events like shot put, discus throw, javellion throw are also available in the college. 12 of its kho-kho players had participated at state level and got runner up championship at regional level in inter collegiate competitions. Two players of kho-kho team participated at national level and got Gold Medal.

NSS programme of the college is working quite satisfactory. The NSS unit of the college is involved in various social welfare programmes viz. literacy drive, various types of awareness programmes, immunization programme, pulse polio programme, removal of mud from `Cement Nalla Bandh' and beautification of the area at Naigaon (Mayur) Tq. Patoda District Beed. One NSS volunteer attended the Republic Day Parade (R.D.) at New Delhi on 26th January 1998, five other NSS volunteers were selected for R.D. Parade training camp held at C.T. Bora college, Shirur. The canteen facility for students and staff members is available. The college has provided panel of six doctors who help the college in attending to first Aid requirement of the students.

CRITERION V : Student Support and Progression
The college publishes its updated prospectus every year. It contains the details about the courses, rules and regulations of the admission, the details of the fee structure, the college calender of the year, the availability of scholarships and admission rules. It is quite a comprehensive document that enlightens every student of the rules and regulations of the college life during the study programme. Several freeship and scholarship from the central and state Government are available to the students. Drop out rate is very high. There is grievence and placement counselling cell. The college provides ample scope to the students to participate in cultural, sports and academic event which enables them to exhibit their talent. Outstanding sport persons are encouraged by giving them incentives and awards on the annual day of the college.

CRITERION VI : Organisation and Management
The college is run by Navgan Shikshan Sanstha Rajuri (N). The Board of management consisting of trustees, chairman, secretary, joint secretary, treasures and other members. The administrative officer visits every month to take stock of activity of the month. Additionally, he is available at any point of time whenever any urgent policy decision is to be taken. There is also local managing committee as per Maharashtra University Act 1994 which meets twice a year. Principal with the help of head of departments looks after the day to day administration and teaching. For the smooth and effective academic functioning of the college several committees have been constituted. They are directly under the control of Principal of the college. There is an inbuilt mechanism to co-ordinate and monitor the various functions of the college. The college has the freedom to appoint the teachers in accordance with rules of the Maharashtra Government. There is an internal audit mechanism. The college has grievance cell and the grievances are forwarded to the concerned authorities for necessary action. The college has `Vasant Grahak Bhandar' which makes stationery, books and other material available at no loss & no profit basis. The unique feature of this college is that Navgan Vinayak Co-operative society provides loan upto Rs.75,000/- to the members for various purpose on priority basis. There is the facility of emergency loan of Rs.10,000/- The management mobilizes additional resources by way of donations from old students, parents and general public.

CRITERION VII : Healthy Practices
College conducts classes for competative examination for the State Government services to prepare the students to face examination.

College has introduced Earn and Learn scheme for the last 7 to 8 years.

The college has established 'Grahak Bhandar' to help the students to puchase stationary and other requirements on no loss, no gain basis.

Being a college situated in a hilly terrian away from the town makes available photo-copies to the students.

The college has established a practice of determining the blood group of students at the time of admission and incorporate the same on the I-card.

The college has provided service of male and female doctors in the college Health care centre.

College has banned the use of intoxicants like gutka and tobacco.

College provides computer training to the non-teaching staff.

As a part of NSS activity students and teachers make effort to maintain communal harmony in the town.

A student from sociology department received cash prize for standing 1st in the university in sociology.

Maintainance of college record room is praise-worthy.

SECTION 3 : OVER ALL ANALYSIS
The Pear Team after the visit to the various academic and physical facilities and interaction with all the constitutents of the college is pleased to acknowledge the progress made by Padma Bhushan Vasant Dada Patil College in fulfilling their aims and objectives of providing higher education to the students of this region. The Pear Team appreciats the efforts made by the management to start a college in this area for the benefit of children of rural peasantry and weaker section of the society of this area. The growth and the development of the college during last 14 years is noteworthy. The college has provided optimal academic and other
support in providing healthy academic environment, student support and encouragement to teachers. The management of the college is positive in approach and provides the necessary support for the overall growth of the institution.

The Peer Team appreciates the efforts made so far by the college for its academic growth and likes to commend the positive features and few area of concerns and wishes to offer the suggestions in the following pages.

Commendations :
*The students from the college represented the university at the inter-university kabbadi tournament and represented Maharashtra State in kho-kho.

College earned the gold medal at All India kho-kho tournament, and also one student of the college captained Maharashtra kho-kho team.

One of the student of the college has won gold medal in taekwondo.

College has a staff housing society which provides sites and loans to the employees of the college as a welfare measure.

Department of Botany analyse the soil sample to help the farmers to know what type of fertilizers to be used for particular type of soil.

Department of Botany helps the farmers to know the method of sowing for constant yield of the crop.

The department of Marathi has a good collection of ancient manuscripts.

College arranges debating on state level basis for the students to drive benefits from it.

Two NCC cadets participated in All India trekking Camp.

One of NCC cadet won gold medal in essay competition organised by 51 Maharashtra NCC Battalion.

One of the student from NSS unit represented the college at RD Parade.
There is no facility of lodging and boarding in the town, the college has made provision for rest room for the visitors to the college.

Suggestions:
The infrastructure facilities particularly in Science subjects need to be strengthened.

Teachers needs to be motivated to take up research / complete the research at the earliest.

Teachers may be encouraged not only to attend the conferences but also to present their research finding.

Although beginning is made for automation in the library and office which has to be completed and strengthened.

The suggestion of the students/parents and Alumini to establish separate girls and boys hostel on priority basis be considered by the college.

The sports facilities like basket ball court, wrestling ground and gymnasium be provided.

College may strengthen the grievance redressel cell.

Facilities in the canteen may be improved.

The suggestion of parents/students to start courses like dairy science, e-commerce, information technology and some P.G. courses in science be considered.

Remedial coaching classes in the college may be regularly arranged in the interest of the students.

The Peer Team appreciates the efforts made by the principal, staff and management of the college in its growth. The team is confident that the college will benefit from the Peer team visit and will achieve progressive transformation in course of time to achieve its mission and goals. The Peer Team records its sincere thanks for the co-operation extended to them during their visit to the college.

PROF. A. M. PATHAN (Chairperson)

Sr. JOYCE (Member)

PROF. K.L.MIGLANI (Member Co-ordinator)



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