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Bhusawal Arts Science and PO Nahata Commerce College, Jalgaon, Maharashtra
Bhusawal Arts Science and PO Nahata Commerce College, Jalgaon, Maharashtra
Address:Jamner Road, Off N.H. 6, Bhusawal
Maharashtra, IndiaPin Code : 425201
Bhusawal Arts Science and PO Nahata Commerce College, Jalgaon Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Bhusawal Arts Science and PO Nahata Commerce College, Jalgaon Maharashtra is managed by Society: Tapti Education Societys. Bhusawal Arts Science and PO Nahata Commerce College, Jalgaon Maharashtra was established on / in 1963.
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CoursesBhusawal Arts Science and PO Nahata Commerce College, Jalgaon Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Biotechnology, Commerce, Computer Applications, Information Technology, Business Management, Research, Science stream(s).
B.A, B.Sc, B.com, M.A, M.Sc, M.Com, B.Sc(CS), B.Sc(IT), B.Sc(Biotechnology), B.Sc(Microbiology), B.B.A, B.e.Com(Bachelor in E-Commerce), Ph.D
Approval details: Bhusawal Arts Science and PO Nahata Commerce College is affiliated with North Maharashtra University (NMU), Jalgaon (Maharashtra)
Profile of Bhusawal Arts Science and PO Nahata Commerce CollegeThe College is established in 1963 with a object and mission to impart higher education for empowering youth and develop responsible member of the society with modern views and excellence in every walk of life. The college is situated in semi-urban area with a background of rural and agricultural environment. It is the Premier Institution in this area continuously involved in improving standards in higher education and marching towards achieving Excellence in Higher Education. The college is imparting education in all the faculties of Art, Science, Commerce and Management from UG to PG level. Research facility leading to Ph.D. in all these faculties is also available.
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NAAC report of Bhusawal Arts Science and PO Nahata Commerce CollegeSECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
Bhusawal Arts, Science and P.O. Nahata Commerce College was established in 1963 by Tapti Education Society with the goal of providing higher education to the children of farmers and middle class employees of the then East Khandesh (now Jalgaon) district. The mission of the College is to commit itself to excellence in education, empowering personalities and developing responsible members of the society. The College was initially named Bhusawal Arts and Poonamchand Onkardas Nahata Commerce College and affiliated to the University of Poona. After the establishment of North Maharashtra University (NMU), Jalgaon in 1990 the affiliation of the College was changed to NMU. The UGC recognized the College in 1972 under section 2f of the UGC Act and also recognized under section 12B of the UGC Act. The College, initially started in a place made available by the Municipal Council, Bhusawal, was moved to its own premises located near the Highway No. 6 on a plot of 6.5 acres in 1972 and in the same year the Science faculty was added changing the name of the College to Bhusawal Arts, Science and P.O. Nahata Commerce College. The total built-up area of about 7144.28 square meters caters to the academic needs of about 4200 students of the degree and junior college. The College admits students with average academic performance and tries to improve their performance during their stay in the College. The College has 19 departments offering 23 programmes and 6 self-financing programmes. The College has an enrolment of 1802 UG, 566 PG and 11 Ph.D. students out of whom 1069 are in self-financing courses. It has 67 permanent teachers (10 Ph.Ds, 30 M.Phils and 27 Postgraduates), 12 temporary teachers ( 1 M.Phil. and 11 Postgraduates) and one part-time teacher. There are 61 administrative staff working for both the degree and junior colleges. The College has adopted the annual system of examination except for the B.B.A.., B.e-commerce and Postgraduate Science subjects where the Semester system is followed.
The College volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and submitted a Self-Study Report. In response to this, NAAC constituted a peer team comprising Dr. A.M. Pathan, Vice-Chancellor, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Dr. P.P. Mathur, Professor of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry and Rev. Fr. Dr. W.T. Philips, Principal, St. Berchmans College, Changanaserry, Kerala as members. The peer team visited the College from 16 through 18 October, 2001. Dr. M.S. Shyamasundar, Assistant Adviser, NAAC coordinated the visit. The peer team studied and analysed the Self-Study Report along with supplementary materials submitted by the College. During the visit to the College, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments, facilities and interacted with the various constituents of the academic and administrative set-up of the College. The NSS, NCC and other co-curricular activities were also examined. The peer team interacted with the Executive Council, Principal, representative group of students, teachers, administrative, technical and non-teaching staff, representative groups of parents and alumni. Based on this exercise and keeping in mind the various criteria identified by the NAAC, the peer team was able to make the assessment as presented in this report. The assessment of the College under various criteria, the commendable features of the college, areas where changes are required and the issues of concern are presented below.
SECTION 2: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
Bhusawal Arts, Science and P.O. Nahata Commerce College is an affiliated college of the North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon and follows the syllabi and examination pattern as prescribed by the University. The College has the option of choosing certain subject combinations at first, second and third year levels. Though vocational courses are not available with all the combinations, Industrial Chemistry is offered at B.Sc. The courses of study are offered in Arts, Science and Commerce disciplines.
In Arts faculty the first and second year programmes have a component of compulsory English along with six subjects in the first year and three general subjects in the second year along with two special papers of the subject chosen by the students. In the third year the students have to study three papers of general subjects and two papers of the special subject offered by them in the second year along with compulsory English. However, no foundation course related to computer applications is offered. In Commerce faculty B.Com. and M.Com. programmes offer optional subjects. Some papers related to introduction to computers are included only in B.Com. There is a welcome introduction of the degree course in e-commece. The B.B.A. course does not offer any optional papers.
In Science faculty in the first year B.Sc. four out of eight subjects are to be offered while in the second year three subjects out of the four are offered along with compulsory English or Marathi. In the third year the students major in one of the three subjects. Options are given based on their past performance in the subject of their choice. The College also admits students for postgraduate courses in Analytical Chemistry, Computer Science, Marathi, English, Economics and Commerce.
Within the present University regulatory system any new course can be started only after receiving approval for the same from the University and it takes about one year to complete the process. The College has recently started B.B.A. B.e-commerce and M.Sc.(Computer Science) programmes. The College is among the few colleges offering Music as one of the subjects at B.A. (General) level and Biotechnology to third year B.Sc. students of Botany and Zoology. The College may make efforts to introduce Music, Hindi and Biotechnology at the Masters level.
Hitherto, there is no formal mechanism of obtaining formal feedback from academic peers but the College teachers and the Management monitor, review and redesign the teaching programmes towards effective implementation. Some of the College teachers are on the Boards of Studies, and they interact with other members to review and redesign the existing syllabi. The College has also conducted a few workshops on syllabi in Chemistry, Economics and Commerce. The College has developed linkages with a few industries in the vicinity by way of visits by its students. Some of the Faculty keep liaison with banks, co-operative societies and industries in various capacities. The College is arranging lectures by inviting experts to impart practical knowledge and current trends and developments in different disciplines. This trend needs further impetus.
CRITERION II: TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Admission to the various courses of the study are done on the basis of their performance in the qualifying examination. The College admits all the students passing out from the Junior College and seeking admission to the College. Students belonging to the scheduled caste/scheduled tribes and other weaker sections are admitted as per the policy of Maharashtra Government. Open category students not coming under these categories are admitted on first-come-first-served basis. There is no provision to assess the students' knowledge, aptitude and skills for a particular programme before or after admission. The College, however, provides for some bridge or remedial courses in the form of extra coaching to the educationally disadvantaged students. The College follows non-semester pattern of examinations for undergraduates barring BBA, B.e-commerce and postgraduate courses in Science but the syllabi are unitised. Last year the College had 222 working and 180 teaching days. The students are informed of the syllabi and evaluation methods at the beginning of the academic year and the overall performance of students is being monitored by terminal tests, tutorials, seminars, viva voce and attendance. As per the University guidelines a minimum of 75% attendance is required. However, no students are detained due to shortage of attendance.
Modern audio-video methods of teaching are available in the College. There are four computer laboratories with the internet connection. Recently a Study Centre of Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nasik has been opened in the College campus.
The College has a dedicated and qualified faculty to handle various programmes. Twelve teachers hold Ph.D. degrees and eight teachers are in the process of acquiring it. Many teachers are recognized for P.G. teaching and a few are recognized guides for M.Phil. and Ph.D. Faculty are encouraged to participate in various seminars and conferences apart from refresher and orientation programmes. Teachers are granted study leave to pursue their M.Phil./ Ph.D. degrees. Informal linkages with some Universities, Institutes and industries are established by the faculty. Many of the faculty members use available computer facilities. However, an attempt to encourage better use of computers and information technology by the faculty is suggested. Though no formal mechanism of self-appraisal of teachers on a regular basis is enforced, an appraisal in the form of reports of teachers is done through respective heads of departments. Students' feedback is also obtained by the Principal through the representatives of Students' Council. The College may consider making self-appraisal and students' feedback a regular feature and establishing an internal quality assurance cell to monitor it. Recruitment of the faculty are made through open advertisements in regional newspapers and as per the norms of the affiliating University and the Government of Maharashtra. During the last two years 4 teachers were recruited from the same College and 8 from other institutions of the state. The College can fill up vacancies of teachers on temporary basis but not exceeding one term. Eminent teachers, writers, businessmen, journalists, scientists, etc are being invited as guest and visiting faculty.
CRITERION III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The College offers mainly undergraduate programmes and a few postgraduate ones. A few teachers in English, Chemistry, Commerce & Management, Economics and Botany Departments are recognized Ph.D./M.Phil. guides and are involved in guiding Ph.D. candidates. In all, there are 7 full time and 9 part time research scholars. During the past five years seven students have obtained their M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry and Hindi from this Centre. Eight faculty members are registered for Ph.D. degree and 12 minor research projects have been completed. At present 4 minor research projects are ongoing. Last year the College was selected to receive Rs. 1 lakh from the U.G.C. under College Humanities and Social Science Improvement Programme (COHSSIP). The faculty may be encouraged to tap more resources in terms of major research projects from various funding agencies and industries. In the College about 20% of the teachers are involved in minor research activities. A socio-economic survey of Banjara Samaj tribals in Mandve Digar area has been successfully completed and published with the help of the U.G.C. Five booklets on Indian Economy in Marathi have also been published. During the last five years 34 research papers and 10 books were published by the faculty. It is also noted that there were many research publications and presentations in the eighties and early nineties but in recent times the trend looks downward. It is suggested that the College takes necessary steps in promoting research culture and spirit of enquiry among its faculty.
Some of the faculty members have been offering consultancy services to industries, banks and co-operative societies. However, no funds were generated by the College on this account. It is suggested that the College strengthens its consultancy services to various establishments in a formal way and a mechanism of sharing the fee between the College and the faculty be evolved.
The College offers major extension activities through NSS and NCC. There are coordinators for the NSS and NCC activities among the faculty members. The NSS unit of the College undertook many activities in social awareness, tree plantation, mass programme for functional literacy etc. The College has also undertaken some activities like AIDS awareness campaign, Polio/ Hepatitis B immunization, personality development, enterpreneurship development programmes, etc with the co-operation of governmental and non-governmental organizations. A few NCC cadets and an NSS volunteer have taken part in Republic Day Parades. It is suggested that the College further strengthens its extension activities and also encourages students to take part in one activity or other.
CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The College building is constructed on a plot of about 6.5 acres. There are nine main blocks in the building comprising 134 rooms of various sizes housing offices, departments, laboratories, classrooms, canteen, etc. The total built up area is 7144.28 sq. m. There is enough scope of expansion of the College building on the existing plot. The campus is maintained clean and tidy. The College has good classrooms, laboratories, library and canteen. Though the College has a hostel facility for men students no student uses it and the same is being used for housing various offices and classrooms. However, the U.G.C. has sanctioned Rs. 10 lakhs for the construction of a Women's hostel. Publicising these amenities, the College may try to attract more students from distant places as well. Facilities for indoor and outdoor games such as table tennis, football, basketball, tennis etc. are provided. The College also uses Railway Sports Ground, Tapti Club and Coronation Hall for the organization of various sports events. The constuction of a gymnasium building worth Rs. 30 lakhs is underway, with the support of the U.G.C. However, it is noted that only a few college students participated at state level only in Hockey, Football and Kabbaddi. Trophies or Shields bagged by the students seem to be a rarity. It pays to coax students towards greater participation in sports and gymnastics. It is in the fitness of things that the College focuses its attention on a few sports events by engaging the professional skills of respective coaches.
The centralized library facility is housed in a separate building with a space of about 620 sq. m and is attached to a spacious reading hall with the seating capacity of about 200. The library also provides separate sections for staff and female students. Text book bank facility is also available to students. The library has about 57000 titles and around 1340 reference books out of which about 47,000 books are relevant to the degree section. Every year about 1300 volumes are added to the collection. There are 85 periodicals out of which 40 are for popular reading and 45 are relevant to various subjects. Computerization of library services is being done for accession, stock verification and issuance of books. It is suggested that more computers be made available to the library and availability of information through CDROM or internet be encouraged. The library is open between 8:00 A.M. and 5:45 P.M. on all the weekdays except holidays. However during examination days the library is kept open even on holidays and timings are extended.
The College has computer laboratories open on all working days between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM. on off hours of working days and between 7:30 AM and 2:00 PM on holidays. There are 70 stand alone and networked computers . A few departments, the library and the office have computers. Maintenance of computers is done by the staff of the Computer Science Department. When needed, service personnel are also called in. The science departments are reasonably well-equipped.
There is a health centre on the campus and the College maintains a panel of doctors available on call. First aid kits are available in the laboratories also. Free annual medical check up is also arranged for the students. Staff members are also encouraged to go for periodical medical check ups. The College has recently set up a Grievance Redressal Committee.
CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The College prospectus is revised and printed every year which provides necessary details for the benefit of students. The College aims at imparting quality based higher education in order to develop responsible, visionary, sensitive youth having a sense of social commitment. The record of examination results shows about 50% pass at the postgraduate level while pass at the undergraduate level in the past two years was around 58% and 71%, respectively. The drop-out rate in UG courses in the past years has been around 9%. Though there is no formal system to record the students' progression to further studies or employment, a good number of students go for higher studies and get placements. Some of the alumni have been holding good positions in the society. There is no placement or counseling cell. It is recommended that the same be set up on the campus to help and monitor progression of students to their goals. The students need be motivated to seek self employment.
Feedback from the students is collected from the members and the Secretary of the Students' Council. Shifting and preparation of the cycle shed, provision of air compressor in cycle shed, purchase of various journals/ magazines in the library and extending its timings during examinations, arrangement of guest lectures, leveling of the playground, improving canteen facilities, providing xerox facility on the campus, increase of computer facilities on the campus and setting up of a Language Laboratory are some of the suggestions from students implemented by the College. Student feedback on academic programmes and teaching is also very important. It is suggested that the College collects student feedback on academic matters regularly in order to improve the content as well as the method of teaching so as to ensure better career progression of the students. The College may also consider establishment of a Quality Assurance Cell.
The College helps students receive several central and state government scholarships and financial aids. In addition some Merit and Merit-cum-Means scholarships Economically Backward Class (EBC) aid are also available. During the past years 150 students received merit scholarships, 600 students received merit-cum-means scholarships and 1587 students received EBC and other financial aids.
The institution of the alumni association is a welcome move in the right direction, which will help the College maintain a live linkage with the former students. The College may create a website and on that on-line registration of alumni may be made possible. A good number of alumni have been holding important positions and are willing to help the College. Efforts are needed to seek their support in the growth and development of this institution.
The College provides facilities and necessary inputs for co-curricular and recreational activities. Organization of various literary, cultural and scientific events is encouraged for the over-all development of the students. The College also conducted Youth Festival of the colleges affiliated to the University. The College encourages literary activities and invites various intellectuals and dignitaries to deliver lectures to the students. In order to encourage creative talent in students the College publishes a College Magazine 'Tarang'.
CRITERION VI: ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The College is governed by the Tapti Education Society, Bhusawal. The managing committee of the society frames the policies and provides the guidelines for effective organization of the College. The composition of the management committee is broad based and the members represent various interests. The Principal and Vice-Principal of the College are ex officio members. In addition, there is an Executive Committee consisting of five members representing the Society besides the Principal and the Vice- Principal for the administration of the College. This committee prepares the annual budget at the beginning of each financial year and prescribes fee structure. The committee has executive powers to make appointments, give promotions, award punishments, sanction leaves, extend services, sanction retirements and accept resignations. The committee meets about six times a year. The College has a statutory Local Management Committee comprising the President or Chairman of the Management as Chairman, the Secretary or his nominee, three local members representing different fields are nominated by the Management, three members elected by the teaching staff and one member elected by the non-teaching staff with the Principal as the Member-Secretary. The Committee prepares the budget and financial statements and administers the internal working of the College within the framework of the Maharashtra University Act.
The Principal and the Vice-Principal look after the organization and management of the College with the help of the central administrative unit comprising the Registrar, the Office Superintendent and the Deputy Accountant. The Heads of various Departments look after the routine functioning of the departments. There are eight statutory and twenty non-statutory committees to assist the administration in various curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Most of the teachers serve on one committee or other. In some committees due representation is given to lady teachers. This team work is very useful in managing various programmes. Purchase Committee of the College comprises the Principal, the Vice-Principal and three members nominated by the executive committee. The Students' Council is formed by selecting meritorious students from each class. The management of the College is very receptive of the requirements of the students
The recruitment of staff is done as per the provisions of the Maharashtra Universities Act and guidelines issued by the Government and the University. The College may try to attract best faculty by advertising vacancies in national papers.
Financial management of the College is done by the Executive Committee. The financial statements are presented to the Managing Committee of the Tapti Education Society after getting the same by the Executive Committee and Local Management Committee. The College receives salary and non-salary grants from the state government. Percentage of expenditure on academic, administrative and common services and on student welfare schemes is 43.7, 41.6 and 14.7, respectively, excluding the salary component The accounts are subject to internal auditing and external auditing of the state and central governments periodically.
The College has started a formal Grievances Redressal Cell along with the Discipline Committee. The authorities try to solve the grievances at grass root level and disputes are settled through counseling, mutual discussion and understanding.
The College has initiated programmes on computer literacy for non-teaching staff for their professional development. It is suggested to organize more such programmes so that all the teachers and staff becomes computer literate. It is also suggested that all the departments be provided with computers as networking of them would help sharing resources and will eventually lead to automation of the office and the library. The College has already been able to provide internet connectivity. Internet connectivity to the library and various departments will facilitate teaching-learning process. Creation of a website for the College will help maintaining dialogue with the alumni, potential employers and donors of the College.
CRITERION VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
Maintenance of a clean and beautiful campus.
Arrangement of bridge courses in Commerce Faculty and of Remedial Course in English.
Making evaluated answer scripts available to students for their satisfaction and improvement.
Computerization of a few library services.
Provision of modern gymnasium.
Establishment of a workshop.
The cordial and curteous atmosphere in the campus.
Organization of lectures by various dignitaries.
Participatory role of faculty, staff and students in decision making processes.
Setting up of a Language Lab
Providing necessary encouragement for professional advancement of faculty members.
SECTION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The College is situated in a semi-urban area of Jalgaon District and in spite of several constraints the College has been able to grow in enrolment, programme options, infrastructure and visibility in the area. This has been possible thanks to meticulous planning, careful utilization of available resources, sincerity and dedication of teachers, staff and a very responsive management. The involvement of teachers, staff and students and harmonious relationship between them has contributed to the building up of a good academic culture. The College has been successful in catering to the needs of the middle and lower economic strata of the nearby rural and semi-urban society and thus been able to achieve its goal of 'Vidya Danam Mahat Punyam'.
The College offers opportunities for a wide range of co-curricular and extension activities for its students. The NSS and NCC units are actively involved in social activities. Sports facilities are given due importance.
A few of the departments are involved in research. Many teachers offer their expertise to University bodies but the consultancy offered by the faculty is not formal; nor is it charged.
The College provides support to the students in various ways. Most of the suggestions offered by the students were accepted and steps were taken to implement them. The College offers academic and personal counselling through the interaction with teachers. The students have benefited from various scholarships and financial aids offered by the College.
The College is trying to mobilise resources from various sources. The College has been a beneficiary of development and special grants from the U.G.C. The College has set up a UGC grants Committee for mobilisation and effective utilisation of grants from the UGC and the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The College could get grants from the UGC for construction of a Gymnasium and Women's Hostel and also grant under College Humanities and Social Science Improvement Programme (COHSSIP). The College has all the necessary ingredients and potential to become a leading institution in Maharashtra.
The peer team, while appreciating the efforts put forward by the College, is of the opinion that the following suggestions would help the institution to accomplish its mission and goals to a greater extent.
Introduction of short term diploma and certificate courses for the benefit of students
Encouraging all the departments especially the Faculty of Arts and Humanities to benefit from the use of computers and computer aided learning.
In the modern world of requirement of computer literacy all the students including of Arts Faculty may be provided facilities to learn basics of computers.
Involving all the students in one co-curricular activity or other and further encouragement of sports and gymnastic activities.
Strengthening of the Alumni Association and involving it in the developmental activities of the institution.
Encouragement of research activities by providing seed money for initiation of research activities of teachers and helping them to submit research proposals for funding to various agencies or industries.
Formalization of consultancy services.
The College may establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell.
Extension of Internet connectivity to all the departments and the library.
Establishment of a formal career guidance and placement cell.
The College may initiate regular meetings with parents
Since the College has postgraduate and Ph.D programmes, establishment of a research cell would help strengthening research activities.
The Junior College may be de-linked to a different campus.
In order to attract better talents, in conformity with the UGC guidelines, the College may take necessary steps to advertise the faculty positions in at least one national daily.
The peer team while interacting with the students felt that more number of students are interested in learning their subjects in English as well. The College might consider this aspect.
The College may go in for autonomy, which would pave the way for updating the existing courses and establishing new and interdisciplinary programmes of study.
Name of the Chairman: Prof. A. M. Pathan
Name of the member : Prof. Premendu P. Mathur
Name of the member : Rev. Fr. Dr. W. T. Philips
Name of the Head of the Institution
Prof. V. C. Kolhe
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