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Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar College of Arts Commerce and Science, Chandrapur, Maharashtra


Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar College of Arts Commerce and Science, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Chandrapur (District Chandrapur)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 400031

Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar College of Arts Commerce and Science, Chandrapur Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Grant in Aid, Minority Status. Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar College of Arts Commerce and Science, Chandrapur Maharashtra was established on / in 1972.

Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar College of Arts Commerce and Science is situated in Chandrapur of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Chandrapur comes under Chandrapur Tehsil, Chandrapur District.

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Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar College of Arts Commerce and Science, Chandrapur Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Science stream(s).
B.A, B.Com, B.Sc, M.A

Approval details: Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar College of Arts Commerce and Science is affiliated with Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur (Maharashtra)

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Dr. Ambedkar College of Arts and Commerce, Chandrapur, Maharashtra, was established during 1970 by the Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial Society, Chandrapur (Registered in 1967), when Departments of Commerce, Economics, English, History, Marathi, Pali and Prakrit, Political Science and Sociology were started. The Department of Geography was added during 1974, while 7 Departments of Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology were started during 1991. During 1998, the name of the College was changed to Dr. Ambedkar College of Arts, Commerce and Science. Recognition by the U. G. C. under 2f and 12B was obtained during 1989 and 1998, respectively. It is a Grant-in-aid College, affiliated to the Nagpur University, Nagpur. Its campus is spread in an area of 5 acres, located in urban/tribal surrounding. Chandrapur happens to be a major pilgrimage centre for the Buddhist community.

The mission of the College is integral formation of the human person for fulfilling the individual and social responsibilities with maturity. Goal of the Institution is also to foster the religious and cultural identity of the Buddhist community by the formation of its young men and women according to the ideals and teachings of Lord Buddha.

Out of the 17 Departments, carrying out teaching in Under-Graduate courses, three Departments of English, History and Sociology have been teaching the Post-Graduate students also. Teaching of Post-Graduate classes has also been started in the Departments of Botany, Zoology, Electronics, Mathematics, Economics, Marathi and Political Science from the 2003-04 academic session.

There are 29 permanent teachers, 29 Contributory teachers and 3 teachers on contract basis. Three teahers hold Ph. D. and 8 M. Phil. Degree. There are 23 men and 6 women permanent teachers; 3 men on contract basis; and 21 men and 8 women as contributory teachers.
Total number of Technical and Administrative staff is 6 and 30, respectively, out of whom two are women.

The College mainly caters to SC/ST/NT and Backward Caste students from the rural and tribal areas of the region. There are in all 2558 students -1947 Under-Graduate and 611 Post-Graduate students. 611 students are enrolled in the self-financing courses. There are two students from other states.

A Self-Study Report was submitted by the college to the N. A. A. C., Bangalore. In response to this request, the N. A. A. C. constituted a Peer Team, consisting of Professor Bhoomittra Dev, Former Vice-Chancellor, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, and Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand university, Bareilly, as Chairman; and Professor K. C. Reddy, Professor and Honorary Director, centre for SARC, Andhra University, Waltair, Vishakapatnam - 530003, Andhra Pradesh, as Member Co-ordinator; and Dr. Nisha Tiwari, Principal, Govt. M. K. B. College for women, Jabalpur, M. P., as Member.

The Peer Team carefully read and analysed the Self-Study Report submitted by the College prior to the visit. The Team visited the College for two days, i.e. August 9 and 10, 2004. It extensively interacted with the Principal and members of the Steering Committee, Governing Body, representative group of students and Parents and Alumini; visited the Departments on the campus; interacted with the teachers, students and employees; and examined various academic activities and support services. The Team also studied the co-curricular and extra-mural and extension programmes of the College; and validated the relevant available documents.

Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind the seven criteria identified by the N. A. A. C., the Peer Team assessed the College for the quality of education, research and extension work. The assessment of the college on the seven criteria of the N. A. A. C. - framework and the issues of concern related to the criteria are presented in the sections below.

Criteria. I - Curricular Aspects :
With a well formulated mission, Dr. Ambedkar College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Chandrapur, has designed various programmes of study within the framework, rules and guidelines provided by the Nagpur University to which it is affiliated to mould and equip the students with the skills and abilities to fulfill the individual and social responsibilities with maturity. The College has been specially focussing both in teaching and co-curricular activities on the ideals and teachings of Buddha, given the fact that a significant proportion of Buddhist community live in and around the area, where the Institution is located. The 17 Departments of the College offer 13 teaching programmes with limited range of options and flexibility in B. Sc., B. A. and B. Com. at the Under-Graduate and 10 at the Post-Graduate level. Post-Graduate programmes, started initially in English, Sociology and History in the institution were expanded later with the addition of programmes in Botany, Zoology, Electronics, Economics, Marathi, Political Science and Mathematics from the academic session 2003-04. All the Post-Graduate courses are self financing. Computer Sciences in B. Sc. and Communicative English in B. A. are the two Under-Graduate level programmes organised by the institution on self-financing basis. The college has earned an amount of Rs. 4.79 lakh during 2002-2003 through these programmes. The college has also designed few career oriented courses like communicative English in B. A., Computer Sciences and Electronics in B. Sc., and MIS and Information Technology in B. Com.

The Institution has been conducting orientation programmes to the students to motivate them towards value based education and to inculcate among them patriotism, discipline, civic sense and cleanliness. The college is having a system of annual self-appraisal by the faculty, which is studied by Peers and other authorities; and the result conveyed to the faculty.

Dr. Ambedkar college, together with the other colleges affiliated to the Nagpur University, has recently switched over to modular curricula after extensive discussion in the various academic bodies like Board of Studies, Faculty meetings, Subject Examination Committee etc. The college played an important role in restructuring the curricula. During 2003, a workshop on Evaluation Techniques and four inter-disciplinary symposia were organized by the college. The Institution has a feed back mechanism from the students; and it is used to review and the design academic programmes. The various programmes of teaching and learning organized are consistent with the goals and objectives that were set for the Institution.

The faculty of the Institution have been serving as the Resource Persons, guest faculty, paper setters and moderators to the Nagpur university and other institutions. The College has also been organising educational tours, botanical exercises, study tours and guest lectures. The faculty are familiar with the modern teaching aids and internet facility.

Criteria. II - Teaching - Learning and Evaluation :
The Institution has a transparent admission procedure, although it does not hold any special admission test. The total number of students in all programmes as on date is 2558 with about 40 percent being women students. Most of them come from the State of Maharashtra, except for two students from other states. The ratio between the applicants and the students admitted is 1:1 in most of the subjects. A few seats are reserved for widows and physically handicapped persons besides providing adequate representation to scheduled caste and schedule tribe students. About 53% of the students were from S. C., S. T. and O. B. C. during the last academic session. The drop-out rate of the students in most of the programmes is very high. The Institution works on an average for 180 days in an year and the teaching days are around 150. There are in all 61 teachers, 29 permanent, 29 contributory and 3 teachers on contract basis. Each teacher undertakes 15 hours of teaching per week; and for every full time teacher there is one part-time teacher. A number of vacancies were filled up with contributory staff recently. The ratio of permanent teachers and contributory teachers is nearly 1:1. The ratio of teaching to non-teaching staff is 1 : 0.5.

The teaching and learning programmes, provided by the Institution, offer flexibility and help to bridge the gap among the learners. The programmes are monitored effectively through departmental meetings and in the faculty meetings. Year-wise teaching plans are drawn; and teachers do provide opportunity to the students to participate in discussion in the class room. The regular teaching programmes are supplemented with study tours and guest lectures.

The teachers are recruited on the basis of staff fixation rules of the Nagpur University where merit and motivation towards teaching are the important criteria. About 50 percent of teachers recruited recently are drawn from other institutions. The Institution has freedom to recruit faculty on temporary basis to meet emergencies and to suit the changing needs. The salary paid to the teachers is about 70 percent of the total budget for the college.

The Institution has evolved a mechanism in respect of evaluation of teaching and learning which is both transparent and participatory. The system of evaluation is the one that is followed by the University and it has been quite satisfactory.

The Institution also provides facilities and opportunities to the faculty for professional advancement and continued academic progress. Some seed money is provided to undertake minor research projects. A significant number of teachers participated in the national and international seminars. An amount of Rs. 20,000 was spent since 2000-01 to depute teachers to conferences and seminars. . The Institution also conducts refresher courses and permits its teachers to attend refresher courses organized by other universities. The Institution encourages teachers to pursue research programmes including doctoral degrees or M. Phil. Teachers are permitted to utilise FIP facility. At present, one teacher is availing of the facility. There are three teachers in the College with Ph. D. and 8 with M. Phil. degrees. The teaching work is sharpened and strengthened organizing workshops and interdisciplinary seminars and symposia. The College has been organizing remedial classes; and an amount of Rs. 30,000 was spent by the college for the remedial classes since 2000-01.

Criteria III - Research, Consultancy and Extension :
The general atmosphere in the Institution is congenial for teaching. There is also good potential for consultancy. The Institution has been encouraging the faculty as well as the students to publish in academic fora, although as on date the number of publications is very limited. One teacher is guiding ten part time research scholars in the Department of English. The UGC has sanctioned to the College an amount of Rs. 45,000 to organize a national level seminar on recent trends in Botany; and this programme is likely to be organised during December 2004. The Institution has a well planned and vigorous extension programme. The College has spent since 2000-01 Rs. 10,000 on extension activities. Students and staff participate very actively in various community development and socially relevant programmes. They include health and hygiene awareness, adult education, AIDS awareness, organising medical camp and blood donation and creating environmental awareness. The Institution encourages students to participate actively in NSS (150 students) and NCC (53 students) programmes implementing effectively the incentive of 10 marks provided by the Nagpur University. The Institution has been collaborating with various non-governmental organisations in Chandrapur for effective implementation of various extension activities. Staff and students of the College participate in the planning and implementation of Annual Dhamma Chhakra Anuvartan Day celebrations during 15th and 16th October.

Criteria IV - Infrastructure and Learning Resources :
The College is spread over an area of 5 acres. The infrastructure includes, apart from the administrative block, a library, a swimming pool (under construction), a gymnasium hall (under construction), a computer centre, equipped departments, various sports fields and separate hostels for girls and boys. Although the boys hostel has provision for 10 rooms and girls hostel has 6 rooms both the hostels being unoccupied by the students.

The College maintains and augments its infrastructure with the help of funds provided from the U. G. C. - a sum of Rs. 79.07 lakh, out of which Rs. 39.63 lakh was for the construction of a swimming pool and Rs. 36.44 lakh for the gymnasium. The management share for the swimming pool and the Gymnasium hall was Rs. 19.81 lakh and Rs. 11.44 lakh respectively. These are yet to be completed.

There is a Nature Club in the College which helps to maintain cleanliness and beauty of the campus.

The College library remains open from 8.00 am till 5:30 pm daily. It has over 20214 books of which 1857 books are of the Junior college. In the year 2000-01, 616 books including journals, worth Rs. 85,465=00 were added to the central library. In the year 2001-02, 1157 books, worth Rs. 1,50,141/- were acquired. The amount sent on books and journals during 2003-04 is less than 1 percent of the college budget.

There is a book bank facility available in the central library. The library also has facilities like Internet, computers reprography, audio-video cassettes.

The Departments of Mathematics, Electronics, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Commerce and Physical Education have computers of their own.

The College has a physical education centre which works from 6:30 a.m. till 6:30 p. m. The College has courts/playgrounds for various sports, viz. Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Handball, Football, Hockey, Cricket and Athletics. Gymnasium hall and Swimming pool are under construction. About 150 boys and 30 girls use the Gymnasium facilities regularly.

There is a specified sports quota for admission to various programmes run by the College. Under sports quota, 10 students were admitted in 2000-01 and 20 were admitted in the year 2001-02.

The outstanding sports persons get incentives like Certificates, Prizes, Momentoes, Shields and Cups.

The office of the 'Adult Education Programme' is also housed in the hostel.

Criteria V - Students Support and Progression
In the year 2000-2001, out of 818 students admitted to the U. G. programme 321 appeared at the final examination, of which 184 passed. In the Post-Graduate programme, 418 students were admitted of which 120 appeared for the final examination.

In the year 2001-2002, out of 786 students admitted to the U. G. programme 389 appeared at the final examination, where as in the P. G. programme 310 students were admitted and 120 appeared for the final exam.

The dropout rates for U. G. programme for the year 2001-02 is about 50%.

During the last 5 years, four students have qualified the U. G. C. - CSIR (NET) examination and two have qualified the State Public Service Examination.

The College publishes its updated prospectus annually. It includes the policies and criteria for admission into various courses.

Financial aid is provided to the students in the form of various scholarships, viz. merit scholarship, GOI, Scholarship for handicapped, Eklavya scholarship and National Scholarships. In the year 2003-04, scholarships worth Rs. 65.5 lakh were provided to the students belonging to different social groups. Some merit scholarships by GOI and scholarships for the handicapped are also provided.

The College has an Employment Cell and a Placement Officer who offers career counselling to the students. The teachers also participate in academic and personal counselling.

During the last year, 18 U. G. students and 123 P. G. students were provided employment in Private as well as Public sector undertakings through the Placement Cell of the College. Apart from these, the Employment Cell motivated 120 students to seek self-employment.

The College has an Alumni Association. The Association is governed by a committee comprising of the Principal, teachers and some of the former students. The Alumni Association meeting is held twice a year.
Recreational facilities like Indoor games, Nature Club, Students Magazine, Audio-video facility, Outdoor games, Debate Clubs, Cultural Programmes and Dance-music competition are made available to the students.

The College also has a Population Club, which has undertaken survey in nearby villages of Durgapur and Phutala. It has also staged plays for bringing awareness.

In the year 2003-04, 150 students were enrolled in the Adult Education Programme scheme, with the aim : 'Each one Teach one'.

The college has made arrangements for providing the services of a physician as and when required.

The College has a canteen with separate provision for teachers as well as students.

Criteria VI - Organisation and Management :
The College has an internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism. The Governing Body, through the Principal, monitors the College administration.

Through confidential reports, reviews, discussions and supervision, it also checks the work-efficiency of the non-teaching staff.

The Time-Table committee of the College prepares the academic calendar, as per University guidelines.

The College has initiated professional development programmes for the non-teaching staff. Three members of the non-teaching have been trained in computer operation, under this programme.

The fee structure for U. G. programme which includes the Tution fee, library fee, laboratory fee and others is Rs. 1523/-. For P. G. programme, it is Rs. 1923/-. There has been no change in the fee-structure during the last three years.

The 'Unit-cost' of College education is Rs. 5793/-.

During the last two years, the College had a deficit budget.

The College has an internal audit mechanism.

Under welfare programmes, the College extends loan facility to the staff through the Employees Credit Society which sanctions emergency as well as general loans.

The College also runs a Book Bank for providing help to the poor students.

The College also has a grievance redressal cell. The committee meetings are held, on and when required, to deal with the grievances of the employees and others.

Criteria VII - Healthy Practices :
*It is commendable that the College has made higher education affordable for the poor students, especially the tribal and weaker sections of the society. Such an affirmative action has been received very well in the region.

*It is good that the administration has generally succeeded in maintaining harmarious relations between different stake-holders on the campus.

*The College has also done good extension work, especially by the Adult Education, Population club, NCC.

*Value based education is imparted through extension activities like N. S. S. and N. C. C. To inculcate civic responsibilities among the students, the College organizes programmes like Blood donation camps, Tree Plantation and Environmental awareness camp.

*The Departments of English, Marathi, Geography and Pali & Prakrit have contributed significantly.

*The College provides inter-departmental, inter-faculty activities for the students.

Areas of Concern and Suggetions :-
*Despite the fact that the number of contributory teachers is very high in relation to that of the permanent teachers, the College has chosen to open Postgraduate classes in as many as 10 subjects. This needs further strengthening urgently.

*There is space-crunch for several Departments.

*Both the senior and Junior colleges are functioning in the same building.

*Drop-out and failure rates are generally very high. The College should consider having remedial measures to ensure that the poor and weak students are served well to fulfill in mission and vision.

*The College may consider re-vitalizing the central library, which should play a significant pro-active role in accelerating flow of more information and knowledge to the end-users.

*The College should lay more emphasis on research-activities. Potentiality of many of the teachers has not been fully exploited. The Management may provide more seed-money for creative activities; and encourage submission of suitable research projects to various funding agencies. The laboratories also need immediate development.

*Running of the Department of Computer Science in the basement requires a fresh look.

*Both the hostels for boys and girls need be occupied by the students.

*Incomplete buildings from the IX plan period may urgently be taken care of.

*It will be good for the College if the Grievance Redressal Mechanism are made more transparent and participative.

Prof. Bhoomitra Dev (Chairman)

Prof. K. C. Reddy (Member Co-ordinator)

Dr. Nisha Tiwari (Member)

Dr. R. R. Dahegaonkar (Principal)

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