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Pratap College, Jalgaon, Maharashtra


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Pratap College, Jalgaon, Maharashtra
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P.B. No. 28, Amalner
Jalgaon (District Jalgaon)
Maharashtra, India



Pratap College, Jalgaon Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Pratap College, Jalgaon Maharashtra is Dr.L. A. Patil.

Pratap 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.

Fax # of Pratap College, Jalgaon Maharashtra is +91-2587-223103.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Pratap College, Jalgaon Maharashtra are 9423934797, 9527718355.

email ID(s) is Pratap College Jalgaon Maharashtra

Website of Pratap College, Jalgaon Maharashtra is http://www.pratapcollege.kes.in/.


Contact Details of Pratap College, Jalgaon Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-2587 223101, 223103



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Pratap College, Jalgaon Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).


Approval details: Pratap College is affiliated with North Maharashtra University (NMU), Jalgaon (Maharashtra)



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NAAC report of Pratap College

SECTION - I : INTRODUCTION
Khandesh Education Society established the Pratap College at Amalner in 1945. The college was granted recognition to receive UGC assistance under 2 F in June 1957 and under 12 B in June 1972 by the University Grants Commission. The college was established by the society with an intention to provide education to the rural youth of economically backward and drought prone area. At the time of establishment, the college was affiliated to Bombay University and thereafter from 1949 to 1990, it was affiliated to Poona University. Since August 1990, it is affiliated to North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon. The main campus of the college is spread over an area of 26 acres. The college is receiving grant-in-aid from the State Government since its inception. The Pratap College was started with B.A. and B.Sc. degree courses in 1945. M.A. degree course was introduced in 1950, and Faculty of Commerce was established in 1965. Thereafter, M. Sc. course was added in 1970. At present the college has 8 courses in Arts, 9 courses in Science and 4 courses in Commerce at the undergraduate level. At the post graduate level, the college has 5 courses in Science, and 7 courses in Arts faculty. There are 85 permanent staff members of whom 21 hold Ph.D.degree, 19 M.Phil and 45 PG qualification. The college in addition to permanent teachers has 4 temporary teachers (NET qualified), 2 part time lecturers, 12 teachers on clock hour basis and 2 non-grant lecturers, As on date, 2664 students are on roll at the UG level and 948 students are on roll at the P.G. level. In the self-finance courses, 153 students are on roll.

Pratap College, Amalner sought accreditation from NAAC and submitted its Self-study report on the prescribed proforma. NAAC appointed a Peer team comprising Prof.H.S. Soch, former Vice-Chancellor, Gurunanak Dev University Amritsar as Chairperson; Prof. A. R. Jani, Department of Physics, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar as member and Prof. S.Ravichandra Reddy, Department of Zoology, Bangalore University Bangalore as member co-ordinator. The team visited the college from 28th to 30th January 2004. Prof. S.Ravichandra Reddy co-ordinated the visit. The team went through the self-study report along with all the annexures submitted by the college. The team visited the departments and supporting facilities. The team also interacted with the Principal, Management Faculty, Non-Teaching employees, students, alumni and guardians of the students. On the basis of documentary evidences made available and also on discussion, and observations, the team hereby submits the report under seven criterion laid down by the NAAC.

SECTION -2: CRITIRIONWISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
Khandesh Education Society established the Pratap College in the rural background of Amalner with a mission:

To provide high quality education to the students of mofussil area.

To impart quality education in literary, scientific, commercial, mental, moral and social sciences.

To promote research skills in them.

To equip them with core values.

To enable them to live as responsible citizens in complex democratic society.

In pursuit of the objective, since its inspection, the college is striving to impart quality education to the children of rural based economically backward drought prone area. The college was established in 1945, with B.A. and B.Sc. programme options. In 1950, PG programme in Hindi was initiated. Commerce faculty was established in 1965 and PG programme in Science was introduced in 1970. At present Due to non-availability of student strength the college discontinued M.Sc. programme in Solid State Physics (1996-97), Botany (1996-97) and Zoology (1999-2000).Despite of this, the college has continued its affiliation for Solid state Physics, Botany and Zology. At present, the college has 8 programme options in UG Arts faculty, 3 programme options in PG Arts faculty, 9 programme options in UG science faculty, 4 PG programme in PG science faculty, and 4 programme options in UG Commerce faculty.

The college offers functional Hindi as a vocational subject. Besides these, college is also offering M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in few Arts and Science subjects. The college is affiliated to North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon. Excepting Computer Science and Information Technology, Microbiology, and Organic Chemistry, all other science and arts courses at UG and PG level are covered under the Grand-in-aid scheme of the State of Maharashtra. While Computer science, microbiology and organic chemistry are completely self-financed in subjects like English, Marathi and Geography, a part of the total number of available seats are self-financed.

All the undergraduate and post-graduate courses in the Faculty of Language and Arts are in annual scheme whereas M.Sc. courses are in the semester scheme. Since the college has to perform under the affiliating regulations of North Maharashtra University, it has very limited scope to develop innovative curricula. Hence, flexibility in curriculum development and horizontal mobility of the students is limited. Despite these limitations, the college has been able to introduce Defense and strategic studies as a programme option at the BA degree level. Further, in majority of the department, teachers have organized workshops on syllabus revision and the recommendations originating from these meetings have been forwarded to the respective Boards of studies. Teachers of several departments who are either members or Chairpersons of BOS, Faculty and Academic council have been playing key role in updating of the syllabus and obtaining the approval of BOS in regard to the recommendations of these workshops. Under the present affiliating system, the college requires one year to implement a new programme.

The component of inter-disciplinary approach is present to the extent that certain subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Geography, zoology, Economics and Commerce have added inter disciplinary subjects like Microprocessor based brilliant instrumentations systems, Dairy, Medicinal Chemistry, agricultural Chemistry, Statistical methods, Remote sensing and Business Economics in the respective curricula.

Criterion II: Teaching, Learning & Evaluation
Pratap College admits the students to UG courses on the basis of previous academic record. While admitting the students the college is following University and Government norms and minimum requirement of marks in the previous qualifying examination. For PG courses the admissions are made by the North Maharashtra University. Students to the self-finance courses are also admitted through merit list of the University. After admission, the students at UG and PG level are exposed to curricular and extra curricular activities. These include classroom lectures, practical component in Science subjects, seminars, group discussions, debates, study tours and visits to industries. In addition, in certain UG and PG subjects, during the 3rd and 4th semester, students are involved in project work. Bridge/Remedial courses are not available in the college. However, some teachers claim providing coaching to the needy students. Further, since one year, every department has established a Tutor-Guardian scheme in which 15 students are assigned to each teacher to provide personal education guidance to educationally disadvantaged students. The advance learners are encouraged through their involvement in research project work, participation in science exhibitions and quiz competitions.

Further the unit of 'General Knowledge' of the college provides guidance to advanced learners in General knowledge and issues books in General knowledge through library.

The teaching is carried out in accordance with the teaching plan prepared by the department at the commencement of every session. In the semester scheme, the syllabus is unitized. The Head of the department monitors teaching plan. The academic calendar is displayed on the notice board in every department. Apart from the conventional 'chalk and talk' method of teaching, in few departments, teachers also use overhead projector, models, charts, and maps as teaching aids. The English department has established a language laboratory through UGC assistance. The students are also encouraged to enact plays.

The college encourages the students to participate in sports. Currently in the absence of a regular Director of Physical Education, the sports activities of the college are managed by the supervision of an in-charge teacher. There is Gymnasium and indoor hall for the sports activities of the students. Health club is available separately for boys and girls. Several of the students have excelled in sports and represented in Inter-Varsity tournaments. Besides, the college has also won several tournaments at the Inter-collegiate level. The achievements of the NCC unit of the college are noteworthy. Several boy and girl cadets besides representing in RD parade at New Delhi have won several medals and recognition.

The recruitment of teacher is strictly according to the University and Government rules. However, it is claimed that in many of the departments due to ban by the Government on recruitment, teaching posts could not be filled, while in Physical Education and Library, it has been attributed to non-availability of eligible (NET/SET cleared) applicants in response to advertisements.

The college during 2002-2003 has had 240 working and 182 teaching days. The ratio of permanent teachers to temporary teachers is 85: 4 and that of permanent teachers to teachers on clock hour basis is 85: 12. On the other hand, the high teaching to non-teaching staff ratio of 105: 107 is a matter of consideration. The college encourages the teachers to participate in refresher courses, seminars and workshops to update their knowledge.

Due to affiliating regulations of North Maharashtra University, innovative evaluation procedures are not possible. The college conducts tutorials, mid-term and terminal examinations. The college provides prior notice of conduct of mid-term and terminal examinations. The Head of the department reviews the subject-wise performance of the student. During 2002-2003, the success rate of PG students is higher (63%) than UG students (61%). Similarly at the PG level, the college has secured higher number (11) of University ranks than at UG level (5). Self-appraisal of the teachers is carried out as per the format and requirement of the Maharashtra Government.

Criterion III: Research, Evaluation and Consultancy
The college has been offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes since 1950. With the result, it is sensitized to research activities. Among the 85 permanent faculty, 21 have Ph.D. degree and 19 have M.Phil degree. In addition, some are currently registered for their Ph.D. Several Departments in Science and Arts faculty of the college has been recognized as centers for M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes of North Maharashtra University. Several teachers are University recognized guides and have successfully guided students for M.Phil and Ph.D. degree. This has resulted in 23 students obtaining the Ph.D and 16 students obtaining the M.Phil degrees of North Maharashtra University. Currently, several minor research projects are in operation. The teachers have completed 1 major and 6 minor research projects of UGC with a total outlay of Rs.4,76,610/- Currently 18 minor research projects of UGC are in operation with a total outlay of Rs.6,19,970/-. The contribution of Physics department is particularly high. Teachers have been publishing papers in National and International journals. Formal research laboratories have been established in Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology departments. The college encourages the teachers is go in for research work. Department of Zoology has carried out Bioassay tests for Jain-Group of Industries, Jalgaon and has earned a revenue of Rs.1,07,410/-. Chemistry department provides consultation to Wipro. Other than this, the college does not cater to any kind of consultancy services. Some of the teachers in science departments have collaboration with organizations like CMET, Pune and NCL Pune for purposes of publications.

The college has organized refresher courses of North Maharashtra University and one national and 5 state level conferences/seminars.

In order to provide students with a platform to exposé their talents, a separate cultural hall has been established. The students are encouraged to practice drama, and music during leisure hours.

The college promotes the students to participate in extension activities through NCC and NSS units. One teacher has been given the additional charge of theses extension activities. The college has linkages with Lions club, Rotary club, Red cross society, Nisarga Mitra Mandal, Nature club and trekking club to encourage the students to participate in extension activities. Both NSS and NCC units have undertaken a number of community development programmes. Blood donation camps, AIDS awareness camps, Environment Programmes, and Adult Literary and Education programmes have been organized. The Peer team appreciates the good work made by teachers and students in research and extension activities.

Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has adequate physical facilities to run the educational programmes and administrative functions efficiently. The growth of the infrastructure has been keeping pace with the academic growth of the college. The facilities are housed in specious building on a large campus.

The college possesses well equipped laboratories for UG, PG and research activities, required number of class room, open-air as well as closed auditorium facility, hostels, central computer laboratory, central library etc to meet the demands of its on going academic programmes. The Principal and the Rector residing in the campus look after the general maintenance of infrastructure and learning resources. The college authorities offer the optimum use of its library facilities, laboratories, sports facilities etc by keeping them open for maximum possible period throughout the year. The college shares certain facilities (like work-shop) with other institutes run by the same management on the campus.

The library of the college has a large number (about 94000) of text books as well as reference books. It subscribes to certain magazines, research journals and some periodicals to cater the academic needs of the students and faculty. The college has initiated the computerization of library. Overall infrastructure and learning resources appear satisfactory.

Criterion V: Student support and Progression
Since its inception the college has been putting all efforts for opening various avenues to impart quality education to students. There are direct evidences for the student support. The college has sufficient and well-run support services for ensuring the physical and intellectual growth of the students. The college has adopted an effective mechanism to use student feedback for quality enhancement. The prospectus of the college gives guidance to students about the administrative and academic requirements.

The college offers counseling on various footing but placement services are completely lacking. The financial aids to needy student provided by the college needs to be highly appreciated. The concept of 'Earn while you Learn Scheme' which is favouring 60 students has enabled them to work and study in the college. Siddhartha Adivasi Vidyarthi Mandal established by the college for the welfare of the SC/ST students has been solving the problems of needy and slow learners. The Alumni association still to be formalized and could be made more effective. The teachers of the college appear always in close contacts to raise the students career and perceptive. The library facility, NSS camps, educational excursions, industrial and study tours, trekking camps, bird-watching programmes several competition, and other co-curricular as well as extra-curricular activities give enough opportunities to the students for rational growth. The college can strive to intensity spoken English programmes for shaping the personality of students. There appears transparency in almost all the dealings with students of this region. The college has been witnessing ordering, satisfaction, discipline, sanity and affectionate dealing with the students.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
This affiliated college is functioning on the basis of academic rules and regulation of North Maharashtra University. Its administrative management is governed by the Khandesh Education Society. The academic and administrative planning in the college appears moving hand to hand. Due to this, the members of the managing council, the Principal, the faculty, other employees and students stand as a homogeneous body attending to discover issues, values, ways and means related to strengthen the higher education in college. Teachers representation in the Management board is existing since the establishment of college. It appears that each and every component in the organization and management is unbiased.

The administrative staff is found to understand the total process of college functioning and share various responsibilities very well. The sincere efforts of management for training the non-teaching staff could be highly appreciated. The college management has taken keen interest for establishing different welfare scheme of its employees. However, the medical facilities and services need to be strengthened.

The managing board of the college is very much active rather than a formal one and continuously in the pursuit of educational advancement. Therefore, there is all round encouragement to the faculty staff for the professional benefits. The grievance redressed mechanism are still to be formalized with due effectiveness.

The officer and departments of the college are working on the principles of participation and transparency. The financial position of the college is sound and funds are judiciously allocated and effectively utilized to make the academic programmes and functioning cost-effective. The college follows regular and standardized budget along with due auditing of expenses.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
The college has introduced several healthy practices time to time since its inception for the academic growth and personality development of the students in this region of Maharashtra State.

There is a well defined format for receiving the suggestions and feed back from the students every year. Due to this college is in a State of carrying out a large number of extra-curricular, co-curricular, extension and out reach activities. These activities are over and above NSS and NCC units carried out by several associations of different departments in the college.

The college is fully geared to promote an ambience of creativity and innovations and it is inculcating civic responsibilities among the students through different activities. The major strength of the college is adaptation of certain practices for imparting value based education. It appears that the entire college is functioning as a unit. This has resulted with the true team spirit among the employees.

There has been good leadership time to time along with excellent inter personal relationship among teaching and non-teaching staff and it has helped in the smooth functioning of the college.

However, on line functioning information through website and more computerization still to be established.

SECTION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The college was established way back in 1945 with 135 students. Today it has blossomed into a reputed college in the region with 3394 students on the roll. It has all the requisite infrastructure for effective teaching programmes at various undergraduate and post-graduate programmes started by the college. It has also the facilities for M.Phil and Ph.D programmes.

It has well qualified staff to meet the teaching needs of them Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes offered to the students. Many of the college teachers have found representation on the various academic bodies of the University from time to time. The newly started Self-financing and Vocational courses have contributed to the need base educational requirements.

The performance of the college in NCC, NSS, sports and various cultural activities is appreciable. The college has been able to develop a good relationship with the society through various activities.

It is a matter of gratification to see that the college has been to achieve, the aim of providing higher education to the rural and tribal students. In addition, college is striving hard to achieve the aim of ' ' enshrined the college emblem.

Since the college is meant for providing higher education to the economically backward and rural youth, it is worthwhile to consider the following:

Extending language laboratory facilities to all the students for improving English learning skill.

Gender based studies such as women's studies; home sciences and rural development may be initiated.

Vocational courses in Agriculture and dairy Chemistry, Wormiculture, Sericulture and Apiculture may be initiated for boys.

It is desirable to encourage the teachers to:

Apply for financial support from CSIR, DST, DBT and Department of Ecology and Environment.

Staff should be motivated to apply for oversea fellowship in research.

Quality publications in refereed journals.

The research departments should strive more to obtain grants COSIP/COSIST/SAP schemes of UGC.

To promote extension activities in the college for the benefit of tribal population, the college may

Strengthen and activate the Adult Literacy and Education center of the college to promote its activities in the tribal region.

College may think of sharing postgraduate programmes in few more departments.

There are some departments where research activities are not forthcoming. Such departments may be encouraged to evaluate the more active departments in this respect.

Programme of remedial coaching needs to be implemented. The funds to be needed for this would not be much.

'Earn while you learn scheme' needs to be expanded to secure part-time jobs to the needy students outside the college as well.

The vast potential amongst the standards in the field of games and performing arts need to be explored. Some coaches and artists in the field can be invited for a short duration every year to help the young individuals to excel in their field.

Photocopying facilities need to be intensified both in the college library and office.

Since the college building is nearly 48 years old, the management may modernize the infrastructure facilities to enable the students to have better ambience for learning.

The hostel needs immediate attention. The college should make arrangements to provide mess facilities to enable the students to pay more time for their studies.

Before concluding, the Peer Team would like to place on record it's appreciation of ungrudging cooperation extended by the College, Management and Faculty in the work of the Team. The Team expresses its best wishes for the continuance and further expansion of the good work the College is doing.

Prof. H.S. Soch
(Chairman)

Prof. A.R. Jani
(Member)

Prof. S. Ravichandra Reddy
(Member Co-ordinator)

Dr. S. R. Chaudhari
(Principal)

Date: 30th January 2004

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