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Mahatma Gandhi Taluka Shikshan Mandals Arts, Science and Commerce College, Jalgaon, Maharashtra
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Chopda
Jalgaon (District Jalgaon)
Maharashtra, India



Mahatma Gandhi Taluka Shikshan Mandals Arts, Science and Commerce College, Jalgaon Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Mahatma Gandhi Taluka Shikshan Mandals Arts, Science and Commerce College, Jalgaon Maharashtra is Dr.D.D.Patil.

Mahatma Gandhi Taluka Shikshan Mandals Arts, Science and Commerce College is situated in Jalgaon of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Jalgaon comes under Jalgaon Tehsil, Jalgaon District.


Contact Details of Mahatma Gandhi Taluka Shikshan Mandals Arts, Science and Commerce College, Jalgaon Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-2586-220140, 220174, 09822528302(M-, Fax: 02586-22021



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Mahatma Gandhi Taluka Shikshan Mandals Arts, Science and Commerce College, Jalgaon Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Science stream(s).


Approval details: Mahatma Gandhi Taluka Shikshan Mandals Arts, Science and Commerce College is affiliated with North Maharashtra University (NMU), Jalgaon (Maharashtra)



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NAAC report of Mahatma Gandhi Taluka Shikshan Mandals Arts, Science and Commerce College

SECTION 1: PREFACE
The Arts, Science and Commerce College, Chopda was established as a result of the long felt need of the people of this area to provide higher education to the youth of the region. The Mahatma Gandhi Taluka Shikshan Mandal, Chopda took the initiative in this direction. The mission of the institution is 'to achieve an all round development of the students encouraging creativity, self employment, social service, aesthetic sense, conscientiousness, sports and cultural proficiency and ideal citizenship so as to enable them to preserve the healthy democracy in the country'. This is a grant-in-aid college affiliated to North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, Maharashtra. The location of the college is urban spreading over an area of 34.5 acres of land which also houses other institutions of the management like Polytechnic, D. Ed. College, D. Pharmacy, B. Pharmacy, Junior College and Primary School . It was established in the year 1969 and received recognition under 2 (f) and 12 (B) in 1984. The college offers U.G. programs in BA, B.Com. and B.Sc. and P.G. program in Marathi. There are also vocational programmes like Functional English and Electronics Equipment Management leading to degree with three years duration.

Over the last 34 years the college has grown into a fairly good institution with 34 permanent, and 8 temporary teaching staff, 5 technical and 41 administrative staff with a student strength of 1375 at U.G. and 63 at P.G.. Out of the 34 permanent staff members there are 4 Ph.D.s, 10 M. Phil degree holders and the remaining are with P.G. qualification

The college volunteered for institutional accreditation by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore. The Self Study Report for this purpose was submitted to NAAC during September 2003. The Peer Team was constituted by the Council to visit the institution and validate the Self Study Report. The team consisting of Prof. A.M. Pathan, former Vice-Chancellor, Karnatak University, Dharwad as Chairperson, Prof. U. Subba Rao, Director B. R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad as member and Dr. C. D. Lethi, Professor of Zoology, Holy Cross College, Triruchirapalli as Member-Coordinator visited the institution on 7th and 8th Jan. 2004.

Prior to the visit, the Peer Team has gone through the Self-Study Report submitted by the college carefully and has made a detailed analysis of the facts and figures. During the visit the team went through all the relevant documents, discussed with the members of the staff of all the departments of the college and perused the facilities available and interacted with the members of the various constituents of the college. The academic, co-curricular, sports and the extension facilities were reviewed. The Peer Team also interacted with the members of the Management, Principal, Staff, Students, Parents and Alumni. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC the Peer Team has taken the value judgment. The assessment of the college under various criteria are given below.

SECTION 2 : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The institution offers 3 under graduate and 1 post graduate program in Marathi. The former includes B. A., B.Sc. and B.com in the respective faculties within the frame work of the North Maharashtra University regulations. The students are having options of subjects in the first, second and the third year. The subject options at the Special Level in the Faculty of Arts are Marathi, English, Economics, Political Science and Geography. The options at the Special Level in the Faculty of Science are Physics, Electronics, Chemistry, Zoology and Information Technology. A few core papers also have internal options. Introduction of vocational subjects such as Functional English in Arts, Electronics and Information Technology in Science and Secretarial Practice and Company Management and Banking in Commerce faculties has made the programs job oriented. The institution has included General Knowledge as a compulsory option with flexibility in time frame. This would help the students to perform well in competitive examinations.

As a number of teachers have been functioning as members of the Boards of Studies of the University, the institution is able to make substantial contribution to the reviewing and revision of the university curriculum.

Further, conscious efforts are made by the institution to achieve its mission and to achieve an all round development of the students through variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Close associations are established with number of local industries and organizations for the placement and visits of the students. Study tours, field visits, science exhibitions, project works and interactions with eminent entrepreneurs are part of teaching programs. Association activities, participation in N.C.C., Sports, N.S.S., Cultural activities, variety of competitions are vital factors which help students develop confidence, leadership skill and over all personality.

The college has a Study Centre of the Distance Education Program of the Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nasik.

Criterion II : Teaching -Learning and Evaluation
As per the regulations of the affiliating University, students for the various programs are admitted based on their academic records. Although the college does not have a formal mechanism to test the entry level behavior of the students in various disciplines, teachers assess them through their day- to- day performance in the class room. A specific group of disadvantaged students are helped through remedial classes. Learning process is strengthened by conducting special study-skill workshops such as 'Learning to learn' and 'Getting in touch'. Advanced learners are encouraged to participate in Quiz competitions and are guided to take up various competitive examinations.

The college follows annual pattern of examinations within the frame work of the North Maharashtra University regulations. Teaching plans are prepared by the staff members before the commencement of the academic year and are submitted to the Principal. The Principal and Head of the Departments monitor the implementation of the teaching plans. The teachers, in addition to the lectures, make use of group discussions, seminars, assignments and field visits as teaching methods. Guest lectures are arranged for selected topics. Students are encouraged to contribute to the college magazine and notice board displays. Class tests, tutorials, home assignments, seminars and mid-term tests are conducted as per the university regulations. An Examination Committee assesses the annual results of the college. A number of departments have achieved good results securing university ranks in examinations. The college has recently adopted a formal mechanism to obtain the student feed back on teacher performance.

Of the 34 permanent and 3 temporary staff members, 4 have acquired Ph.D., 4 have submitted doctoral thesis, 10 are qualified with M. Phil and rest are with P. G. who are in the process of acquiring higher qualification. In the past 2 years, the college has conducted 10 faculty improvement seminars and workshops in different fields. The college authorities encourage teachers to attend seminars, workshops as well as refresher and orientation programs and also to organize seminars and conferences. A few of the teaching posts are not filled up because of the policy of the Govt.

The faculty members of M.G.T.S. Mandal's Arts, Science and Commerce College, Chopda have excelled in various fields. This is evident from the research career of teachers, invitations they receive to act as resource persons, the responsible positions they hold in University constituents and elsewhere and a number of recognitions received by the faculty members. One of the staff members from the department of Hindi was awarded by the 'Swami Hiranath Smruti Sahityakar Samman' and another member from the Dept. of Zoology was honoured by the 'Best Teacher Award' by the Govt. of Maharashtra. One of the former faculty members was the educational minister of Maharashtra and yet another member is the Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The institution has developed a research culture. A Research Committee is set up which looks into the various aspects of the research activities of the college. Teachers are encouraged to avail study leave to undertake research as per U.G.C. rules. Nearly 70 % of the teachers have research experience. A good % of the teachers are engaged in active research and publications.
Two staff members have undertaken minor research projects. The faculty members have published 31 papers in national and international journals in the past 8 years. A few staff members from the departments of Electronics, Physics, Chemistry and Geography have also written textbooks for the undergraduate classes. Some of the teachers are creative writers and write popular articles.

The college undertakes extension services through N.S.S. The volunteers participate in various community building activities such as awareness programs on environment, A.I.D.S. and health and hygiene, blood donation camps, adult literacy programs etc. The college also participates in extension activities in collaboration with governmental and nongovernmental organizations.

Many of the teaching and a few non teaching staff are involved in various social service activities such as consumer protection, collective marriage, checking menace of adulteration, rehabilitation of Aadivasis etc.

Inspite the excellence established by the staff members through research, the teachers are not engaged in consultancy services.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has adequate infrastructure facilities with cluster of buildings housing administrative, science, arts and geography blocks and seminar hall. The college has library building constructed with a partial financial assistance from U.G.C. Library provides separate reading room facility for faculty, boys and girls. All science laboratories are specious and adequately equipped. There is an independent gymkhana building with a total built up area of -10,000 Sq. feet, which caters to events like badminton, table tennis, weight lifting and houses a seven station multi gym. The Gymkhana also provides 12 guest rooms for sport persons. The out door facilities are provided for volley balls, basketball, foot ball, kabaddi and athletics with 6 lane 400 mtrs. tracks. The college has ambitious plans to construct a swimming pool and principal's quarters. The boys and girls are provided with hostel facilities.

The college has moderate number of computers with printers in various departments, library and the office. There is also facility for internet browsing in the dept. of Information Technology.

The Central Library has 37,481 books apart from the departmental libraries. The library is open from 7.30 am to 5.30 pm. During December to April the library also functions from 6.30 pm to 10.00 pm. The library subscribes to 73 magazines. A few of the science departments have their own collection of journals.

The college has Consumer Cooperative stores, Credit Co-operative Society, Extension counter of the bank and Canteen facility. The Credit Co-Op. Society has constructed and donated a water tank, which supplies pure drinking water to the students.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The prospectus of the college provides all information to the students regarding the fee structure, scholarships, rules and regulations. A large number of students from various categories receive scholarships. In addition to this there is student welfare fund, which provides financial aid for needy students.

The teachers help the students who are weak in English by conducting remedial classes. The efforts made by the department of English in conducting special programs in developing the communication skills of the students in English deserves appreciation.

Although there is no formal Career Guidance and Counseling Cell, the students get the information from teachers and the competitive exam section of the library in these matters.
The college has produced a good number of alumni like scientists, doctors, lawyers, magistrates, teachers etc. Although some of the alumni have contributed by way of subscribing to international journal in subject like zoology, the participation of alumni is not very encouraging.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The Arts, Science and commerce College, Chopda is managed by Mahatma Gandhi Taluka Shikshan Mandal, which is registered under Societies Act. The Executive Committee occupies the top most level in the hierarchy. The college also has a Local Management Committee, which takes care of day-to-day administration. The Principal with the help of the teaching and non-teaching staff takes care of the day-to-day management of the college by getting information regarding daily leave record, daily account balance, and daily evaluation of each period. It is the collective effort of the Principal and the Heads of the Departments to see that the academic activity of the college goes on smoothly. The Heads of the Departments discuss with their colleagues and take decisions of the activities of the department. There are also various committees to take care of curricular, co-curricular activities and to organise different activities.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The Peer team appreciates the following healthy practices in the college.

Many students brought laurels to the institutions by way of securing university rank, representing the college at university, state and national level in games like kabaddi, volley ball, body building and athletics and securing prizes in various competitions at inter collegiate level. The college also encourages the student by way of awarding prizes.

Encouragement is given to the students to participate in competitions organised by different institutions and universities.

Eminent personalities visits the college to talk to the students.

Teachers are encouraged by the college to arrange and participate in conferences and seminars.

Large number of teachers are involved in community-based social activities.

Weaker students are given personal attention by the teachers.

Library is kept open during night for the benefits of the students during examination.

The college has a scheme of 'Earn while learn'.

All the department display the portraits of the eminent personalities in respective fields which helps the students to get motivated.

The department of the History encourages the students to write articles on freedom struggle by great leaders under the theme'50 years of independence on golden leaf'.

Department of political science organizes Students Parliament Programs and inculcates the spirit of national integration.

SECTION 3 : OVER ALL ANALYSIS
The Peer Team perused self-study report submitted by the college and after the visit to various academic and physical facilities is pleased to acknowledge the progress made by Mahatma Gandhi Taluka Shikshan Mandals Arts, Science and Commerce College in fulfilling their aims and objectives of providing higher education to the students of this area. The Peer Team appreciates the effort made by the Management to start a college in this area for the benefit of the economically and socially backward students of this area. The growth and development of the college during last 3 decades is multidimensional. The college has provided optimal academic and other support in cultivating healthy academic environment, encourage the teachers to organize, and participate in the conferences. The management of the college is enthusiastic and pragmatic in its approach and provides all necessary help and support for the progress of the institution.

The Peer Team appreciates the efforts made by the college so far in its academic growth and likes to commend the positive features and few areas of concern and wishes to offer the following recommendation.

Commendations:
Academic and Administrative autonomy is given to the Principal by the Management

Publication of research articles in the national and international journals by the teachers.

Representation of the student in the university, state and national level tournaments like Kabaddi, Volleyball and Athletics.

Publication of text books by number of teachers.

Recognition secured by teacher by way of awards.

Many students secure ranks in university examination.

Geography department extending help to farmers in assessing soil quality.

The practice of organizing the Parent -Teacher meet by the Geography department.

Establishment of linkages at the national and international level particularly by the department of Electronics and Zoology.

Recommendations
The Management may take steps to move the Government to fill up the vacancies of the teaching staff.

Central computing facilities may be created.

Computerization of office and automation of the library, which are initiated, may be completed at the earliest.

The college may initiate step to start Guidance and Counseling Cell.

Faculty members may be motivated to seek financial assistance for research projects from various funding agencies. The Research Committee may be constituted to coordinate and monitor research activities of the institution.

The college may consider the possibility of setting up an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) to help the institution to have internal quality checks all through the year.

The feedback collected from students on various aspects on their learning experience may be analyzed and put into optimal use.

The college may further strengthen Alumni and the Parents Association.

The college may initiate plans to offer programs at U. G. and P. G. level in emerging areas like Bio-informatics, Bio-Technology etc.

The college may consider starting diploma and certificate programs in subjects which are market friendly like E-Commerce, Corporate Secretary ship and Cartography.

The Peer Team appreciates the efforts made by the Principal, Staff, and the Students of the college. The team is confident that the college will achieve a fast and progressive transformation in course of time to achieve all its goals. The Peer Team desires to record its appreciation for the co-operation extended to them by the college during the visit.

Prof. A. M. Pathan (Chairperson)

Prof. U. Subba Rao (Member)

Dr. C. D. Lethi (Member- Coordinator)

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