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Govindrao Warjukar Arts and Commerce College, Chandrapur, Maharashtra


Govindrao Warjukar Arts and Commerce College, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
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Chandrapur (District Chandrapur)
Maharashtra, India

Govindrao Warjukar Arts and Commerce College, Chandrapur Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Grant in Aid, Minority Status. Govindrao Warjukar Arts and Commerce College, Chandrapur Maharashtra was established on / in 1986.

Govindrao Warjukar Arts and Commerce College 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.


Govindrao Warjukar Arts and Commerce College, Chandrapur Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce stream(s).
B.A, B.Com, M.A

Approval details: Govindrao Warjukar Arts and Commerce College is affiliated with Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur (Maharashtra)

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NAAC report of Govindrao Warjukar Arts and Commerce College

Govindrao Warjukar Arts & Commerce College, Chandrapur, Nagbhid, Maharashtra affiliated to Nagpur University, volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, and submitted its Self-Study Report in the month of September, 2003. The Council constituted a Peer Team to visit the college and to validate the Self-Study Report. The Team, comprising of Prof. Md. Iqhbal Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor of Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh as Chairperson, Dr. P. Jeyaram, Principal, R.V.S. College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu as Member and Prof. G.S. Bidarakoppa, former Head, Dept. of Social Work, Karnataka University, Dharwad as Member Convener, visited the college for 2 days, on 20st and 21nd January, 2004.

Govindrao Warjukar Arts and Commerce College was established in October, 1986. The college got UGC recognition under sections 2(f) and 12(b) in March, 2001. The college is situated on a campus of 2.0 acres, in a rural area. It offers 2 undergraduate and 2 PG programmes. There are 2 faculties, namely Arts, and Commerce. In all, there are 8 subjects under Arts, and 1 under Commerce. In addition, there is a seperate department of Physical Education. Out of the permanent faculty strength of 17 at present, there is one Ph.D degree holder, 9 M.Phil Degree holders and the rest are postgraduates. The college is supported by 10 administrative staff. There are 3 permanent lady teachers amongst the staff. The student strength is 641 for UG programmes, out of which, 252 are lady students. There are 49 students in the PG programmes, out of which, 25 are lady students. The PG programmes are offered in Sociology and Marathi.

The goal of the college is 'to provide higher education to rural students'. As stated in the goal, the college is catering to the needs and development of large number of students of rural areas. The college strives to impart quality education with the backup of moderate infrastructure facilities.

The Peer Team carefully perused and analyzed the Self-Study Report submitted by the institution. During the institutional visit, the Team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments, examined the facilities and interacted with the various constituents of the college. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension activities of the college were also scrutinized. The Peer Team interacted at length with the Local Management Committee, the Principal, Faculty Members, Non-Teaching Staff, Students, Parents & Alumni of the institution. Based on the above exercise and keeping in the mind criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer Team has made the value Judgment. The assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern and recommendations are given in the following sections.

Criterion I - Curricular Aspects
Govindrao Wrjukar Arts and Commerce College is an affiliated institution to Nagpur University. It offers two Undergraduate Courses, one in Arts stream with eight options and another in Commerce stream under the aided programmes. The college also offers M.A. Marathi and M.A. Sociology under unaided programme. The mission of the college that education is an instrument of socio economic progress, political development, moral, social and intellectual awakening of rural students, is reflected through some of the subjects taught in the campus.

Since the college is established by the members who are predominantly the faculty members of another College, the management has a mechanism to obtain feedback on the teaching programmes. The Management's perception of teaching programmes is shared with the faculty in periodic review meetings. The adequacy and relevance of teaching programmes and the kind of changes required are regularly discussed with academic peers and views are conveyed to the University for consideration. It takes about 12 months for getting sanction to introduce a new study programme in the College.

The College has established College-neighbourhood networking with the neighbouring Schools, colleges, government and non-government organisations. The Geography Department of the College conducts socio- economic survey in the nearby villages. The extension activities of NSS like literacy promotion, watershed management, road construction etc are undertaken with the co-operation and actual participation of people from neighbouring villages.

Criterion II - Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The College admits students strictly as per the rules and regulations of the Government of Maharashtra and Nagpur University. Preference is also given to students for outstanding performances in sports and extra curricular activities. Majority of the students are economically backward from rural areas.

The College offers remedial coaching to SC/ST and other academically poor- performers. On the other hand, advance learners are encouraged by special guidance of the experienced faculty.

The knowledge of the students is assessed by the College through various means such as interactions, home assignments, mid-term and model examinations. The college follows the unitized syllabus of the Nagpur University and the temporal plan in annual pattern. The College works for 224 days in a year with 190 working days. The teachers prepare the month-wise lesson plan to keep pace with the academic calendar of the University and College.

The teaching method of lecturing is supplemented by other learner-centered teaching methods such as discussion, assignment, seminars, projects and survey. The visual aids such as over-head projectors are also used whenever and wherever required.

The Institution has a well conceived plan for monitoring student progress through periodic tests, tutorials, outcome of parent teacher meetings, subject wise analysis of results in the previous examination and the review by the Principal. This further helps the administration to improve the performance in future.

The faculty members are constantly encouraged to update their subject knowledge by participating in seminars, conferences and workshops. This in turn, benefits the students of the College. Three staff members have participated in National Level Conferences and one member at International Level. Four members participated at the State Level Conferences and one participated as a resource person.

The performance of the individual teacher is evaluated through annual self-appraisal method and also through students evaluation with the help of standard proforma. Teachers are appreciated for their good performances shown through the results of the students and other extension activities.

The teachers are recruited by the selection committee of the management as per the rules of Nagpur University and Government of Maharashtra, following the rule of reservation and the order of merit. Appointment orders are issued to the selected staff only after getting the approval from the Nagpur University. However, for the past two years, no regular recruitment has been made but for occasional filling up of back-log vacancies.

During the last two years, 10 teachers have benefited by attending seminars, 6 in participating conferences and another 6 in workshops besides four staff attending the orientation courses. As many as 10 out of the total 17 teachers, were permitted to undergo of the refresher courses.

The Principal of the college Prof. D.S. Jagnade has received three awards from different agencies at District level, Vidharbha level and Maharastra level. Prof.R.P. Jaiswal, HOD of Marathi, has got the Shikshak Bhushan award by the Manushyabal Vikas Lokseva Academy of Mumbai.

A number of staff members have obtained M.Phil qualifications after joining this College. Another six members have registered for Ph.D and one has submitted the Ph.D thesis. Prin. Jagnade, Prof. Jagnade, Prof. Lnajewar and Prof.R.P. Jaiswal have published text books.

Criterion III - Research Consultancy and Extension
The College promotes research work by encouraging the teachers in giving study leave and making adjustments in teaching schedule. The College has a research committee which scrutinizes the project proposals before submission. At present only about 6% of the teachers have obtained guide approval to supervise M.Phil / Ph/D work. Another 12% of the staff members are publishing research papers regularly.

As far as the extension activities are concerned, the college has a designated person with additional charge. They are positively community-oriented mainly through NSS, women's study center, adult and population units. The important activities of extension are blood donation, medical check-up camps and environment awareness programmes.

A joint forest management programme was successfully launched in a near by village Saigata. It is an out come of the constant attempts of creating awareness among the villagers about environmental activities.

The college has several clubs and associations through which the students and staff are involved in the extra curricular as well as extension activities. The assistance of GOs and NGOs is also taken wherever required, to for successful implementation of the extension activities. The de-addiction awareness programme was acknowledged by the Directorate of social welfare of Government of Maharastra.

Criterion - IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college is located in a rural area on two acres of land. There are seven class rooms, two laboratories besides a library, office room, ladies common room and a Principal's cabin. There is a gymnasium-cum-health club. NSS department is housed in a small tin-sheet Hall. The college has proposed a master plan for construction activities to be taken up in future. The management utilizes its own resources for the construction and maintenance of its buildings.

The college runs in two shifts. Thus utilizes all the available class rooms and laboratories. The library and gymnasium facilities are extended to the ex-students of the college and to the residents of the town, 'Keeping campus clean' is an on-going activity. NSS unit and the Eco-club are engaged in tree plantation, watering and other cleaning work of the campus. Chewing of pawn and gutka is prohibited on the campus.

Book Bank facility is available in the library. Computerization of purchase and lending of books, stock verification and Book Bank activities of the library is partly done. Total number of books in the library is 7,356. Library subscribes to 12 periodicals and 12 journals. Computer, internet and audio/video cassettes facilities are available in the library. There are four computers in the college - one is in Principal's office, one is in the library and the other two are in the college office.

The first-aid facility is available in the college. Medical check up of all the students is done with the help of staff of rural hospital, Nagbhid.

The college has indoor/outdoor games facilities like chess and carrom, basket ball, volley ball, badminton and kabaddi. There is a well equipped gymnasium-cum-health club in the college. The outstanding sports persons are encouraged to participate in the inter-collegiate sports by providing them TA and DA. Preference is given to sports persons at the time of admission. The volley ball and the kabaddi teams of the college participated in the inter-collegiate tournaments in 2002-2003.

The college has not felt the need to have a hostel facility as majority of the students are local and from the adjoining villages.

Criterion - V : Student Support and Progression
It is perhaps disheartening to know that the percentage of students appearing for the qualifying examination is around 57% in case of undergraduate and 56% in case of post-graduate students. It means the drop out rate is to the tune of 43% and 44% respectively. This is too high a rate indeed! The management and the teaching staff may seriously get concerned to adopt some effective measures to arrest this appalling situation.

The college does not have established mechanism to assess the progression of students to higher studies and employment. However, random collection of data show that most of the alumni students are working as lecturers in different colleges. So far three students have passed NET examination. Information regarding other examinations is not available with the college. The college publishes its updated prospectus every year. The Government of India scholarships are available for SC/ST/NT/SBC students and from the State Government, the financial assistance is available by way of Merit scholarship, scholarship for handicapped students, freeships to SC/ST/NT, OBC scholarship, and student aid fund. Sixteen awards sponsored in the name of different personalities have been instituted by the college.

Though the college does not have an employment cell and a placement officer designated as such, a bit of career counselling is taken up by the Student Guidance Centre of the college. However, it has yet to commence its activities in meaningful ways.

The recreational/leisure time facilities are available to students in the form of indoor/outdoor games, student magazine, essay writing, dance/music competition, debate clubs and cultural programmes. Overall development of the students is aimed at by organising various academic, social-cultural programmes under the aegis of Subject Associations, Prof. Suple Memorial Lecture Series and the Dalit Students Organisation.

Criterion - VI : Organisation and Management
The G.W. College of Arts and Commerce is established in 1986 by Janhit Education Society, Brahmapuri. It is a registered body, registered under Societies Registration Act 1860 and Bombay Public Trust Act 1950. Most of the members of the Society are the experienced academicians. As per the provisions of Maharashtra Universities Act 1994, a Local Managing Committee is constituted. The Committee meets twice in a year and monitors administrative and the financial matters of the college.

For the session 2003-2004 as many as 31 Committees have been formed to conduct the various activities of the college. The College Development Council is mainly concerned with the matters such as workload, teaching plan, examination schedule and the co-ordination of the working of the various Committees. Apparently, the number of Committees is too many. Lesser the number of Committees, perhaps, more would be the administrative control and supervision over such Committees.

The tuition and other fees for the various courses are as prescribed by the government and the university. There has been no change in the fee-structure during the last three years.

Some of the welfare programmes undertaken by the college include student aid fund, scholarships, book bank facility, students safety insurance, etc. Group insurance scheme, home travel and LTC facilities are available to the staff. The college facilitates repayment of loan taken by the employees by funding agencies like Banks/ HDFC/LIC. The management of the college encourages the teaching staff to improve their academic qualifications and also to participate in orientation/refresher courses/seminars, etc.

While the income and expenditure account of the college for 2001-2002 was around Rs.1 crore 14 lakhs, for the year 2002-2003 it was around Rs.85 lakhs. Most of the expenditure is met by the grants from the State. The unit cost of college education is Rs.7,829.31. The college has not adopted well established internal audit mechanism as such. All the receipts from the funding agencies like the Government are audited.

To look into the grievances of the teaching, non-teaching staff and the students three different Committees have been formed. A meeting is organised with the Principal and the Secretary of the Management for grievance redressal, if required.

Criterion - VII: Healthy Practices
The college follows the following Healthy Practices:

The NSS unit of the college carries out its activities with actual participation of people from neighbouring villages.

The neighbouring villages are also made to participate in a project for forest conservation and environmental protection. A joint forest management programme was successfully launched in a nearly village Saigata.

In addition to NSS wing, the women's study center, adult and population units undertake extension programmes such as medical checkup to rural children, prevention of sexual harassment etc.

The performance of its individual teacher is evaluated through annual self-appraisal method and also through students evaluation with the help of standard proforma.

Chewing of pawn and gutka is prohibited on the campus.

Incentive awards to meritorious students are instituted by donations from selected public.

Some members of parent teacher association have donated for infrastructure of the college, such as fans, water cooler with aqua guard etc.

Meritorious students are permitted to hoist the National Flag on the Republic day and Independence day.

The college was established in October, 1986 and got UGC recognition in march, 2001 under sections 2(f) and 12(b). The college is affiliated to Nagpur University. As such, it is a fairly young college and it is a daring effort to seek NAAC accreditation. There are 8 Arts Departments and 1 Commerce Department. These 9 Departments put together offer curriculum in various subjects under 2 UG programmes. Two PG programmes in Sociology and Marathi are offered on self-funding basis.The college follows annual pattern for UG and PG courses.

As central facilities, the college has Central Library & Gymkhana. The College provides facilities for games such as Cricket, Volley-ball, Foot-ball, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, etc..

The college is managed by Janahit Education Society, Brahmapuri. The college is making good efforts in the development of civic sense and responsibility in the young minds of students by way of NSS activities. However, the Team considers that there are a few areas of concern, which need the attention of the authorities and makes the following recommendations.

It is highly essential to acquire some more land for the college.

Laboratory & classroom infrastructure, both in terms of space and equipment, need further improvement.

Support facilities such as health center, canteen etc. would improve the quality and campus life and enhance the image of the college.

Procuring more number of books will strengthen the central library. Some reference books also need to be added.

The participation of teaching faculty in national and international seminars/conferences/workshop may be encouraged.

Additional of couple of computers to college office may enhance its efficiency in day-to-day functioning.

The scope of career guidance to students should be enhanced.

Vocational Courses at Certificate level, relevant to women, such as Beautician Course, Fashion Designing, Cookery etc. may be introduced.

Internet facilities should be created for students and staff.

Regular visit, preferably once in a week, of medical practitioner is to be arranged.

The college management may take up with Maharashtra State Transport to resume Bus services up to the college.

A separate Gym may be provided for girls students.

More number of teachers need to be encouraged to obtain M.Phil and Ph.D degrees through Faculty Development Program of UGC.

Reading room space to be increased.

The Peer Team appreciates the coordinated all-round efforts by the teachers, staff and students of the college, under the able guidance of the Principal. The Peer Team is confident that the college will achieve a fast and progressive transformation in course of time to achieve its goals. The Peer Team desires to record its appreciation for the co-operation and hospitality extended to them by the college during their stay. The Team also acknowledges the positive attitude of the teachers, students, staff and administration in helping the assessment process by providing all the necessary information and support.

Prof. Md. IQHBAL AHMED (Chairman)

Dr. P. JEYARAM (Member)

Prof. G.S. BIDARAKOPPA (Member Co-Ordinator)

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