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Janata Mahavidyalaya, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Janata Mahavidyalaya, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Address: Plot / Street / Area
P. B. No. 137, Civil Lines
Plot No : plot no - 10
civil lines,nagpur road
Post Office : chandrapur
Chandrapur (District Chandrapur)
Maharashtra, IndiaPin Code : 442401
Janata Mahavidyalaya, Chandrapur Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Grant in Aid, Minority Status. Janata Mahavidyalaya, Chandrapur Maharashtra is also known as Janata Junior College of Education. Janata Mahavidyalaya, Chandrapur Maharashtra is managed by Society: Chanda Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Chandrapur, Civil Lines, Chandrapur. Janata Mahavidyalaya, Chandrapur Maharashtra was established on / in 1970.
Janata Mahavidyalaya 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.
Fax # of Janata Mahavidyalaya, Chandrapur Maharashtra is 07172 258722, 257453.
email ID(s) is
Website of Janata Mahavidyalaya, Chandrapur Maharashtra is www.jjceded.org.
Contact Details of Janata Mahavidyalaya, Chandrapur Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-7172-255292, 258722, 250027
CoursesJanata Mahavidyalaya, Chandrapur Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Science stream(s).
B.A, M.A, M.Sc, B.Com, M.Sc
Approval details: Janata Mahavidyalaya is affiliated with Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur (Maharashtra)
Profile of Janata MahavidyalayaDate of Submission : 20/05/2010, Thursday 4:09 PM
Teacher Education Institution Registration Details
Reference ID : WMHCPRIN-2011
TAN. No : NGPJ00301A
NACC Accredited : No
--NCTE NACC Grade : NA
--Year of NACC Accredation : NA
Minority : No
--Minorty Type : NA
--Religion : NA
--Language : NA
Location college/institution : Urban
Located in : residential
Building Type : Rented Building
Total Area(Sq.Mts.) : 487698
Total Built up Area(Sq.Mts.) : 12295
Nature of land holding : Lease
Type of Land(Lease) : Private
Construction completed Date : 31/05/2005
Shared Campus Area :
Campus shared by : By Registration
Khasra No./Plot No./Survey No. : 114/3, plot no. 10
Revenue Village of the land : Devai Govindpur
Land is free from all encumbrances ? : Yes
Type of college/institution : Co-education college
Management of the college/institution : Government aided institution
Management of college/Institute : NA
Institution or its Managing society/body registered ? : Yes
Registration Act : Bombay Public Trust Act 1950
No. of Non Teaching Staff(Male) : 03
No. of Non Teaching Staff(Female) : 01
No. of Non Teaching Staff(Total) : 4
Area of Reading Room(Sq.Mts.) : 336
Seating Capacity : 40
Titles of Teacher Education(Library) : 217
Books of Teacher Education : 5711
No.of Journals : 02
No of Encyclopedias(Library) : 0
Area of Lab : 336
No of Computers : 04
Internet Access ? : Yes
LAN : Yes
Availability of LCD Projector : No
Availability of OHP : Yes
Availability of TV : Yes
Availability of VCR : No
Name of Experiment(Psycho Lab) : Psycological Test
Name of Appratus(Psycho Lab) :
1) Concpet formation card
2) Habit Interference board
3) Letter digit substitution test
4) Recall and recognition test
5) Muller lyer ellusim test
6) Maze bolt head
7) Retroactive inhibition
8) Kohas block design test.
Area of science Lab : 336
Physical Science Name Experiment :
As per S.S.C. and H.S.S.C syllabas of Maharastra State Borad of Secondary
Name of Charts(Physical Science) :
Physical Balanance chart periodic chart of element long from.
Name Experiment(Biological Science) :
As per S.S.C. and H.S.S.C syllabas of Maharastra State Borad of Secondary
Name Charts(Biological Science) :
chart of human skelaton chart of human ear, chart of heart, chart of human eye, chart of blood circulation
Name Model(Biological Science) :
Blood ciruclation, Eye model, ear model, brain model, Internal structure of human body , human heart, Human lungs
Area of Lab(Language Lab) : 336
Name of Equipments(Language Lab) :
Photos and sequenceive pictures, photoes of great leader, C.D. of various poems and Communication skills Taperecoders, O.H.P. C.D. player, blocks of Alphabets.
Name of Charts(Language Lab) :
Synonames of words, Antonames of word, good thoughts of great people chart of verbs, chart of tense, chart of alphabets, chart of grammer
Indoor Game Area : 336
Indoor Game(D.Ed/B.Ed./M.Ed.courses) :
Carram, Chess, Table Tennis, Badminton
Outdoor Games(D.Ed/B.Ed./M.Ed.courses) :
Cricket, Kabbaddi, Volleyball, Kho- Kho
Area of Outdoor Games : 1000
Name & No. of Instruments(arts & carfts) : Five sets of gradening tools
Name Charts(arts & carfts) : Chart of various mood of human faces
Name of Models(arts & carfts) :
Clay models of various mood of human faces, bamboo work, clay pots.
Name of Instruments(Health and Physical...) :
weighing machine measurement tape first aid box, stop watch, skipping rope, lezim, dumbels
No of Instruments(Health and Physical... ) :
Chart of health care, body care, chart of disease, How to cure from accidantal fracture, chart of vaccination, chart of balance diet
Name Charts(Mathematics Resource Center) : chart of formulas, (Algebric formula)
Name Model(Mathematics Resource Center) :
Mathermatic box, model of triangle modes of rectangle, pythogoras theoram
Name of Instruments (Anatomy,Physiology... ) : Nil
Name of Charts (Anatomy,Physiology ...) : Nil
Name of Equipments(Atheletic Care) : Nil
Name of Charts(Atheletic Care) : Nil
Name and No. of Instrumernts(Cultural Facility) :
Harmonium-1, Tabla-1, Daphali -1, Flute -2
Name & No. of Instruments(Athletics) :
Jevellion-1, Disc -1, shot put for girls and boys -2,
Size of Track(Athletics) : Nil
Indoor Games(C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.courses) :
Table tennis-1, badminton racket-
6,shuttle cocks-12, charram-2, chess- 2
Indoor Game[Area](C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.courses) : 336 sq.mt
Outdoor Games(C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.courses) :
cricket-2, kho-kho, volleybal -6, net-1, kabaddi
Area of Alloted Outdoor Games : 1000 sq.mtr
Gym Facility for Women : No
Area of Men Gym(sq.Mts.) : 336
No of Stnations(men) : nil
Area of Women Gym :
No of Stnations(women) :
Mode of Salary : Through bank
Salary Transfer(Faculty) : Advice issued to Bank
Account Details of Bank (Salary) : 5
Date of Opening of Bank A/c : 01/07/1975
Opening Balance : 15765
Fees : 33171
Donation : 0
MISC : 2143881
Total Amount Receipts : 2192817
Expenditure Teacher Salary : 1552167
Expenditure Non Teacher Salary : 591714
Expenditure Library : 4287
Expenditure Laboratory : 0
Expenditure Furniture : 0
Expenditure Misc : 37173
Total Expenditure : 2185341
Balance of Funds Available During Year : 7476
Name of Auditor/CA : V.R. Baheti & Co.
Address of Auditor/CA :
Dhanraj Plaza Main Road,
Phone NO. : 07172274873
Teaching Faculty Details
Teacher id Designation
Composition of Society/Trust
Sau. Pratibha A. Jiwatode (President) Saibaba Ward, Nagpur Road, Chandrapur
Shri. Gajanan N. Nikhade (Vice-President) Khari Dhalgoan, Tah. Saoner, Dist. Nagpur
Dr. Ashok S. Jiwatode(Secretary Saibaba Ward, Nagpur Road, Chandrapur
Smt. Smita S. Jiwatode (Joint-Secreatary) Civil Lines, Nagpur Road, Chandrapur
Sau. Vimal R. Deshmukh (Member) NIT Coloney, Pratap Nagar, Nagpur
Shri. Gopal P. Dahake (Member Waki, Tah. Saoner, Dist. Nagpur
Shri. Satish M. Awari (Member) 66, Balaji Sahakari Society, Yeotmal
Sau. Rukhamabai G. Nikhade (Member) Khari Dhalgoan, Tah. Saoner, Dist. Nagpur
Shri. Dnyeshwar P. Dahake (Member) Waki, Tah. Saoner, Dist. Nagpur
Adv. Prakash N. Warjukar (Member) Reshimbagh, Nagpur
Shri. Rajesh R. Deshmukh (member) NIT Coloney, Pratap Nagar, Nagpur
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NAAC report of Janata MahavidyalayaPart 1. Introduction
The Janata Mahavidyalaya, Chandrapur, Maharashtra was established in 1958 by a group of local enlightened persons headed by the well-known political and social leader, the late Sri Shrihari Jiwatode, who was later respectfully described as Shikshan Maharshi Jiwatode (Guruji) because of his contributions to the cause of education. Being a predominantly tribal area, the Chandrapur Dist and the neighbouring Gadchiroli Dist did not have any higher education institution until the starting of the Janata Mahavidyalaya. Situated along the borders with Andhra Pradesh, the District probably did not get the attention it deserved from the higher authorities. Indeed, but for the launching of the Mahavidyalaya, the promising young men and women of the eastern part of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra would have continued to be depraved of opportunities for higher education. As such, the Janata Mahavidyalaya has contributed significantly to the educational and social advancement of the tribal and backward people of this area. The institution has indeed made yeoman service for the all-round development of the people of the two districts. The Governing Body of the Mahavidyalaya is presently headed by Shri. Sanjay Jiwatode, the founder's son.
The Mahavidyalaya has a campus extending to more than four acres of land. It is fully utilized and is situated in a prime area of the city of Chandrapur on the Nagpur-Hyerabad highway. The campus offers a congenial atmosphere for peaceful and purposeful pursuit of learning away from the hustle and bustle of the urban center. Over the last four and a half decades, the institution has grown into a major P. G. college. There are now over 1000 UG students and 134 PG students on it roll. The courses offered include B. A., B. Sc. and B. Com. at the UG level and M. Sc. (Chemistry), M. Sc. (Computer Science), M. Sc. (Microbiology), M. A. (Economics) and M. Com. at PG level. A range of options are available at the UG level including Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Geography, History, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Computer Application etc. B. Com. students have the opportunity to opt for vocational subjects like Computer Application and Entrepreneurship Development.
There are 26 permanent and 38 temporary members on the faculty. Two of the permanent staff hold Ph. D. and seven others hold M. Phil. The latter category of teachers is mostly employed in the non-grant courses. There are also a couple of Physical Education instructors. The number of administrative and technical staff is about 65.
During the last 45 years of its existence, the Mahavidyalaya has built up good foundation for imparting a meaningful higher education at UG and PG levels in the subjects selected. The facilities provided include adequate number of classrooms, laboratories, a Central Library, good sports facilities, a multi-gym, a guesthouse, canteen, vehicle parking sheds, Commerce laboratory with computers, Botanical and Zoological Museums etc. The Central Library has more than 32,000 books and a few periodicals. The computerization of the Library is just started. The authorities informed the Peer Team that the process would be completed soon.
The Mahavidyalaya has succeeded in maintaining a certain amount of academic vitality and thus has attracted considerable public attention. The activities of NSS, NCC, Population Education Club etc have also contributed to this self-generating dynamism. It has taken care to keep good liaison with the parents and local public. Being a pioneering institution of higher learning, the Mahavidyalaya also could claim a large number of alumni, many of whom occupied or are still occupying high positions in Govt and public and private enterprises. However, their commitment to and love of their institution are still to be explored and fruitfully utilized.
With this background of growth and development, the Janata Mahavidyalaya decided to undergo the assessment and accreditation process initiated by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The college prepared a Self-Study Report (SSR) and submitted it to the national agency. The latter then constituted a Peer Team (PT) for the purpose with the following members: Dr. A. N. P. Ummerkutty, former Vice Chancellor, Calicut University (Chairman), Prof. P. Sumangala, Professor and Head, Dept of Economics, Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed University), Gandhigram (Member) and Dr. P. M. Mubarak Pasha, Principal, Farook College, Kozhikode (Member-Convener).
The PT visited the Mahavidyalaya on 21st and 22nd of April 2004 for the assessment work. During the visit, the members of the PT went round all the facilities including the classrooms, the laboratories, the library, the sports facilities, the multipurpose gymkhana, indoor stadium, the canteen and all other functional units at the campus. They held discussions with the Principal, the Management, the faculty, the non-teaching staff, representatives of the students, the parents, the alumni and other stake holding groups. The members also went through the documents and records placed for their scrutiny. On the basis of all the above, the PT has pleasure to present the following report.
Part 2. Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The college, Janata Mahavidyalaya, established 1958, is an affiliated post graduate college in the jurisdiction of the University of Nagpur. The college offers under graduate and the post graduate programs in the faculties of Humanities, Commerce and Science. Most of the courses are aided though some are offered recently on selfinance mode College gives admission to the students for under graduate programme in Economics, Political science, Sociology, History, Geography, Home Economics, English, Marathi, Hindi and Commerce. The under graduate programmes in science allow the students to choose three majors from different discipline, as a group, viz Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology and Computer science, Microbiology, Chemistry and Zoology. Though the combinations, technically known as group, are decided by the College, it gives sufficient scope for the student to pursue a programme depending on his/her choice. All elective subjects in Humanities & Commerce except English are taught in Marathi. From this year onwards an exclusive division for B.Com. is started with English medium. English and Marathi or Hindi or supplementary English are compulsory subjects under part - I of the under graduate programmes. The post graduate programme are offered in five disciplines, viz Economics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Microbiology and Commerce. The college has introduced two new optional subjects, Electronics and Industrial Fish and Fisheries, at the under graduate level during the reporting year.
The college is in the process of offering Bachelor of Fine Arts in the next academic year.
The courses like Microbiology, Commerce with Computer Application and Entrepreneur Development, Electronics and Industrial Fish and Fishery at the under graduate level are carrier oriented programs. Being an affiliated institution, the freedom of college to innovate and design new programme or change the existing one is limited. However efforts are there to introduce a few more conventional as well as non-conventional programmes at the Graduate as well as Post Graduate levels. Except in Commerce the weak representation of its teachers in the Boards of Studies of the University does not give them a chance to initiate a change either. Though the departments like Chemistry, Commerce, Microbiology, Zoology and Botany arrange industrial visits and training programs in a few research establishments, a formal networking with the industry does not exist. The courses offered at the College attempt to reflect the goals and vision of the institution.
Criteria II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The admission to the different courses is thrown open to the students irrespective of class, caste or gender and is strictly based on the merit and the rules of the government and the university. Of the total students, 40% are girls. The sociology of the region of the college, being a backward area, does not provide space for more intake of talented students at the undergraduate level. The teachers make special efforts to motivate the students of low profile and also identify the best among the lot to streamline their energy to be more academic and disciplined in their target.
The students from weaker sections are supported through the remedial and the bridge course module. The College received financial assistance from the University Grants Commission (UGC) to offer remedial courses in weak subjects for socially and educationally disadvantaged students.
The departmental meetings design the teaching schedule and supervise the teaching-learning process. The College is stated to have conducted formal teaching for 180 days in the year 2002-03 under annual system. The unit test and terminal examination are the built-in mechanism that the College follows to evaluate the student's performance.The progress of the teaching schedule, the evaluation of the students, and review of the assignments and seminars of students are also discussed at the meetings. The teaching process is mainly focused through the class-room lecture method which gets supplemented through informal group discussions, students seminars & question and answer sessions, field visits & study tours. There is limited recourse to the use of teaching aids such as OHP. Display of innovative charts, models of wall magazines etc is attempted in the department of English.. Though a well-defined tutorial system per se does not exist, there is an informal triangular equation between the teacher, the student and his parents in evaluating the performance of the students. Subject-wise clubs/associations are encouraged to motivate the students to get interested in studies.
The appointments of the teachers are made on the basis of staff selection rules of the university and the state government. The government pays the teachers, appointed for the aided course, whereas the management pays the staff appointed for the self-finance course. The self-finance courses are run on no loss no-profit basis. The teachers appointed on clock-hourly basis for the aided course are also given the salary by the government. They outnumber (38) the full time teachers (26) in the College. The teachers often attended seminars/ workshop/ conferences as participants. The teachers up-date their knowledge by undergoing Orientation/Refresher Courses. The college conducted symposium in 2003 for faculty development to supplement lecture method of teaching. The teachers are bound to submit self-appraisal report to the principal for scrutiny. The affiliating university makes use of the report to evaluate the performance of the teachers for the placement in the next grade. The evaluation of teachers by the students does not have any formal mechanism.
Criteria III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college does not offer any programmes leading to M. Phil or Ph.D. The backward character of the region does not generate any push factor for offering research programme either. The post graduate programme in Computer Science offered at the college has project work as a compulsory component which gives a chance for the students to make serious enquiry into a chosen topic under the supervision of a teacher. 20% of the teachers are engaged in research. The two teachers with Ph.D qualification are continuing their research. Seven teachers have M.Phil degree. One of the teachers is on the Editorial Board of Nagpur University English Teachers Association and has published four books and several research articles. Two teachers each from the department of Economics & also Geography have written books & another one from the department of history has prepared a district based profile. A few teachers regularly contribute articles to English & vernacular dailies. Another member of the staff jointly published twelve research papers in national and international scientific journals. The Dr. Ambedkar award was received by one of the staff member from Dalit Sahitya Academy New Delhi for his contributions in the area of social work. The Ministry of Environment and Forestry has granted a project 'save water- and save life' The project has been operated jointly by department of Botany, Zoology and Geography. One teacher from the department of Microbiology is a recognized Guide of the Nagpur University for Post Graduate Programme Project reports. The absence of research programmes curtails the potential of the college to make consultancy for the public.
The extension activities of the college are mainly operated through NSS, NCC, Population Education Club, Green Army, Geo-Club & Women's Club. The activities of these fora generally fall under the conventional heads like community development, village adoption, social work, health and hygiene awareness, medical camp, adult education and literacy blood donation camp, AIDS awareness and Environment awareness & cultural activities. The NSS unit of the college organizes special camps every year for student volunteers. The NCC unit for boys functions very effectively on the campus and it strengthen the efforts of the college to maintain discipline. The Population Education Club in collaboration with department of Adult Education Nagpur University organized at three days personality development workshop for the students of Janata D.Ed. College, Chandrapur in 2002. And also prepared a survey based report on AIDS awareness. Expertise of the faculty is shared with the community through their membership in the grass-root-level bodies of the Government.
Criteria IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college is situated in a campus of four acres and has a floor area 8828 sq m. It has well-furnished room for the principal, classrooms, science laboratories, a big office room and spacious library. The construction of the building and its maintenance are the responsibility of the College Governing Body. Upkeep of the campus clean, green & beautiful is made with the help of NSS, Green Army & other students clubs functioning in the college. The college buildings are used additionally for conducting University & other examinations, besides using for regular academic work. The fees collected from students and funds received from government of Maharashtra constitute the major share for the maintenance.
The university grants commission also supports the college in its process of developing the campus with its the financial grants. During the Xth plan period the college received an assistance of Rs11,09,760/- for developmental activities .The college has a good, newly constructed library with reasonably good collection of books and periodicals. The library has over 32,000 books and subscribes to a few magazines and journals. The library has added 321 textbooks, 341 other books and 9 periodicals with cost of Rs. 1,31,000/- during the year 2001 and 2002. It remains open from 7.30 am to 4.00 pm on all working days. The central library is partially computerized and the college is planning to go in for more computers for greater efficiency. The advisory committee for library meets regularly to discuss its agenda. The book bank facility or inter-borrowing or reprographic facility is not in operation in the library.
Though the college does not have a central computer center five departments like Computer science, Physics Zoology, Administrative Office central library owns computers. The computer and their accessories are maintained by the annual maintenance contract. There is no common computer facility, & access to Internet facility is limited. The college has very recently renovated microbiology laboratory & the potential of the Zoology Laboratory is quite strong to offer the undergraduate programme. The facilities for sports and games are moderate. The spacious Gymkhana has excellent facilities for indoor games. The College has volleyball and Kabbody courts on the campus and football court at suramyabhoomi, Ramnagar. Some of the students have represented State level games. The Peer Team strongly feels that the college has to provide more facilities for developing the sport talents by providing proper courts for basketball and shuttle badminton. Health services available to the students include annual medical checkup, first aid medical facility & Accident insurance scheme. The first aid facilities available on the campus can be linked up with MOU with a hospital in the locality for the referral and treatment of students in case of need of medical help.
Criteria V: Students Support and Progression
The college prospects publish every year carries the details on the various courses, the rules and regulation for admission in the college, the list of the facilities available in the college for the students, fee structure and curricular and extra curricular activities. The unit cost of education is reported to be Rs. 13191/- The students are facilitated to get different forms of financial assistance viz. National Scholarship, National loan Scholarship, Government of India Scholarship to SC/ST/OBC/NT/SBC and lower income group, Maharashtra state Open merit Scholarship for students of all communities, Maharashtra state economically backward class free studentship (EBC), Free studentship to children of Primary and Secondary teachers in Maharashtra state, Free studentship to Schedule Caste and Schedule tribe students, Ekalavya Economic assistance scheme for PG students, Dakshin Adhi Chakravirti Scholarship for PG students. The scholarships on an average cover 255 students per year.
The high dropout rate at UG level is comparatively high and it is explained by the outflow of the students for joining professional courses. The drop out rate at the under graduate level reveal a highly discouraging picture. The students admitted for UG during the year 1999 to 2002 was 339 and it dropout to 157 at the time of examination.
The personal counseling is in operation in its raw form and it is not institutionalized. The operational dimensions of career guidance and employment information cell are limited. The canteen is housed on the campus to provide refreshment. The different co curricular clubs like nature club, debate club, fine arts clubs etc. meet the recreational requirement of the students.
The Alumni association is functioning on the campus. With a history of 46 years, the College has produced men of repute in different walks of social life. It is worth noting that the students from backward social strata find access to higher education with affordable fees structure, though many of them do not seem to understand its power and prospects.
Criteria VI: Organization and Management
The Local Management Council (LMC) of the College represents its governing body.
It consists of a President, a Secretary, Principal, three teacher representatives, one non-teaching staff representative and three duly elected out side members.
The LMC meets regularly to discus the issues of growth and maintenance .The staff council, which is an advisory body to the Principal, has statutory powers in the internal affairs of the College. The staff council chalks out academic plans, prepare the college calendar and supervises the activities of the college. The regular staff meetings, interactive session between teaching and non-teaching staff informal get-togethers and other healthy practices keep the system democratically vibrant as well as transparent.
The non-teaching staffs are often sent for short term computer training courses. The College Grievances Redressal Cell is operating through the staff council and the LMC depending on the nature of the issues involved.
The Credit Co-operative Society is the main out let for financial loans to the staff members.
The college has a budget of Rs. 14506500/- as against the expenditure of Rs. 13310000/- for payment of salaries. Grants towards the salaries of teaching and non-teaching staff including arrears constitute 90% of the college budget. The audit mechanism functions effectively in the system. The cordial relation between different statutory bodies cements the human relations and its management.
Criteria VII: Healthy Practices
The goal of the college is articulated through its concern for discipline and well being of the student's community. Its informal efforts for internal checks for efficiency and transparency need to be institutionalized for better out put. It is to be noted that the college was not late in stepping into the premise of self financing courses . The under graduate programmes in computer science, Microbiology, Industrial Fisheries, Electronics and the post graduate programmes in Chemistry, Computer science, Microbiology and Economics offer better choices and have career potential.
The commitment of the college to value based education is quite visible in the teaching - learning process. Teachers-students relations are very good and the teachers are easily accessible to the students. There is no tutorial system for the students. The co-curricular and extension activities of the college add much to its vigor and life. Personality development is facilitated through co-curricular activities. Community orientation in the student activities is brought out through NSS, Population Education Club, Green Army, Geo-Cell, field visits etc. The sensible combination of social sciences and general sciences give flavor for its concern for civic sense of the students.
Part 3. Overall Analysis
The Janata Mahavidyalaya had to work in a very backward area and to care for the total educational upliftment of people for whom higher education was practically a luxury until then. During the last nearly four and a half decades of its existence, the institution has done well in the realization of its goals and objectives. Utilizing the modest resources available to it, the Mahavidyalaya helped thousands of first generation youngsters to acquire higher qualifications and attain upward mobility in academic and career spheres. The institution has also taken care to keep good liaison with the public of the city and neighbouring areas, thus generating goodwill for itself. The involvement of the teachers in various activities of societal concern was also notable. The PT is told that the Mahavidyalaya has many more plans for its greater development in the coming years. In fact, the authorities have submitted developmental schemes worth ten crores to the Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority of he Maharashtra Govt for approval. The PT is informed that permission has been obtained for starting Bachelor of Fine Arts(B.F.A.) & also some certificate courses as in Textiles & Fashion Design, E-Commerce & Marketing, Sericulture & Biotechnology etc. If carried out on a time-bound basis, the projected programmes would be highly appreciable. As the authorities have themselves made clear information dissemination and innovation are the key areas that require maximum attention in the growth of any institution.
During the course of the visit to the institution and while studying the SSR, the PT found a number of features that deserve particular appreciation. They are listed below as commendations. The PT has also compiled a list of suggestions, listed separately, which the PT thought would be useful to the authorities in planning the future development of the Mahavidyalaya.
That there is provision fro B. Com. students to opt for the vocational subjects like Computer Application and Entrepreneurship Development is greatly appreciable.
A number of teachers have written textbooks that are prescribed by Universities. Some teachers have taken up independent investigation projects on their own without external funding. Both are appreciated.
One teacher is a Member of the Board of Studies for Accountancy and Statistics in the Nagpur University.
Under the UGC scheme, the college conducts remedial courses for the socially and educationally disadvantaged students. Teachers also identify weaker students and run special classes for them.
Regular communication of exam results to the parents and the meetings of the parents of the weaker students to discuss their progress are laudable. The college runs a number of courses at UG and PG levels on non-grant basis and the Management appoints the teachers to these courses.
Participation of teachers in Orientation/Refresher courses is satisfactory.
Keeping open of the gymnasium during college and off hours s good step to encourage physical culture and discipline among the students. The limited access to teachers and students of the Internet facility is appreciated.
Encouragement given to sports performers by way of awards, cash etc is appreciated.
The leisure time and recreational facilities available are good.
The practice of sending office staff for short term Computer courses and encouraging them for acquiring higher qualifications is laudable.
The short duration exposure of students to industrial houses as practiced by the Depts of Chemistry, Commerce and Microbiology is indeed appreciable.
That the Management is able to run a number of prestigious and career-oriented courses both at UG and at PG levels on non-grant is greatly appreciated.
That the LMC meets regularly and review the progress of the institution is commendable.
That the Management has submitted a five-year developmental scheme worth ten crores to the Maharashtra Govt. for approval is laudable. This may be followed up vigorously.
Diversification of courses, particularly at UG level can enhance the diversity of degree programmes and their combinations available in the institution. This step will certainly increase the job possibility of the graduates. The Mahavidyalaya may set up a College Standing Committee for curricular exploration and curricular designing. When suitable course are evolved, proposals could be submitted to the University for its approval. In such case stress may be given to vocational oriented programmes.
While appreciating the modest contribution of Rs.3600/- by the Alumni, it is suggested that a regular Alumni Association can be encouraged and they be entrusted with executing some concrete developmental projects for the Mahavidyalaya.
While the industrial visits by the students and their training in research establishments is appreciable, it would be greatly more useful if regular MOUs are signed with these establishments for regular training and on the job exposure of students at least in relevant subjects.
While appreciating the efforts made by the college in encouraging teachers to participate in various seminars/workshops at other institutions, it is suggested that the college may also consider holding at least a couple of regional or University level seminar or workshop inviting teachers from other colleges as participants. Such serious seminars/ conferences on current subjects could contribute greatly to faculty development and to faculty updating.
Apart from the classroom teaching methods, more modern techniques and teaching aids may be used.
Research has become the inevitable third component of the process of higher education since it empowers the teachers to perform their duties better. It is, therefore, suggested that a beginning may be made to encourage research among the teachers in a meaningful way by organizing a College Research Cell (CRC) under the chairmanship of the Principal. The existing informal body in this regard can be converted into a regular CRC. It can meet regularly and coordinate the research efforts of the teachers and also help them in preparing research projects for submitting to funding agencies for financial support.
To begin with, minor research projects may be tried for even State Govt. gives financial support.
Establishing linkages with nearby industrial house will also create a research atmosphere in the college.
While recognizing the value of the one-day workshop conducted by the Dept of English for school teachers, it is suggested that such annual workshops or seminars can be considered for the benefit of school teachers in other subjects also even on the basis of modest payment. Such efforts would greatly contribute to the general improvement of educational standards and will also be a good liaison work by the institution.
Full computerization of library and if possible the administration also on a time-bound basis needs immediate attention. Library may also be strengthened with reprography and Internet. If this is achieved, it could be the best tool for improving performance of the students and of the institution as a whole.
Absence of a central common Computer Center can be compensated by developing the present Computer Lab a little more and make it accessible to non-computer students also on a time-sharing basis. Computer literacy can be a real advantage to students who are otherwise not well-equipped in their educational preparation.
Though situated in rather a backward region, it is still possible to help the students to find proper jobs by setting up an Employment Cell (EC) under a placement Officer. One of the teachers can be given charge of this office. By regularly corresponding with potential employers and by organizing an annual campus recruitment day, the EC can be greatly useful to the student community. In fact, the existing careers guidance bureau can be converted into a regular EC.
Situated in a backward area, regular counseling arrangements may also be considered for improving the overall performance of the students.
A serious concern felt by the PT is respect of the salary & service conditions of the Contributory Teachers. They are paid Rs.75/- for period & allowed only seven periods a week. Though the Teachers spend much of their time in the college premises, it is not clear why they are not permitted to take more than seven periods a week The Management may take this case up with higher authorities and find a solution to the problem so that they the teachers are able to receive a more reasonable wage.
Another concern felt by the PT s the shortage of space particularly for the PG Depts. The authorities may look into this problem also and provide better space & furniture for the PG Depts.
During the interaction with alumni, a suggestion has been made for starting a Competition Examination Center with stress on personality development of the students in the College. Many old students volunteered to help in the project both by way of finance & by way of academic input.
Another suggestion that came up was to introduce job-related courses that are relevant for tribal people. Such a step will attract more tribal students to the college.The students of M.Sc. Computer Science & M.Sc. Microbiology expressed the desire to have on-the-job experience in respect of their subjects preferably during vacation time. The Management may consider the proposal immediately and negotiate with the concerned agencies for signing MOUs for the purpose.
The students also expressed the desire to have annual campus interviews for getting better placement opportunities. This may also be considered favorably. Campus interviews will enhanced the confidence & contact opportunities of the students.
The members of the Peer Team thank the Principal, the Management, the faculty, the students, the non-teaching staff & all others concerned for the excellent co-operation extended & the cordiality shown to them during their work in the campus. They also wish the Mahavidyalaya great success in the coming years.
Dr. A. N. P. Ummerkutty, Chairman
Dr. Mrs. P. Sumangala, Member
Dr. Mubarak Pasha P.M, Member
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