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Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Arts and Commerce College, Hupari, Maharashtra
Hupari (District Kolhapur)
Maharashtra, India



Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Arts and Commerce College, Hupari Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Arts and Commerce College, Hupari Maharashtra is Dr.Patil T.S..

Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Arts and Commerce College is situated in Hupari of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Hupari comes under Hatkanangale Tehsil, Kolhapur District.

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Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Arts and Commerce College, Hupari Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
B.A., B.Com., M.Com.


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NAAC report of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Arts and Commerce College

SECTION - I :PREFACE
The Rayat Shikshan Sanstha was founded by Dr. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, a great social reformer of Maharashtra, in 1919. Its contribution to education is great as it has laid its emphasis on educating the downtrodden, the poor and the ignorant who form the majority of the society. The founder was a man who identified himself with the masses and believed that only education would erase the social ills such as illiteracy,. untouchability, caste hierarchy, superstitions, social and economic inequality. The very name 'Rayat' means the masses, i.e. the underprivileged and the unprivileged and the educationally handicapped class of people. "Education Through Self Help" was his motto and he worked to make it a reality.

In the past eight decades, the Sanstha had performed valuable service to the cause of education and brought out eminent men in various walks of life. Bhaurao Patil identified the intelligent youth in the rural areas and brought them into urban environment and these ideally chosen lot proved their worth ultimately. So the Sanstha is known even today for its charity and dedicated service to the rural youth. The State and Central Governments recognised the services of Patil and so he received four state and one central awards.

Today the Sanstha has grown so enormously that there are 689 institutions under its loving care and this college is one among them. There are fourteen stated objectives of the Sanstha. No doubt these objectives and ideals are very lofty, they could be transformed into reality through dedicated hard work with the sole aim of achieving them. The Sanstha has undertaken other projects also. Right from achieving literacy among the Aadhivasis to the cyberworld, the Sanstha has various projects, some of which have become the cynosure and to name a few like Rayat Sevak Co-operative Bank with funds for Students' Scholarships and Employees' Welfare.

The Arts, Commerce and Science College at Malkapur in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra State is affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur. It is a grant-in-aid college started in June 1992. It has not applied for autonomy as it has to apply for UGC recognition under 2f and under 12B.

The college is situated in an area of 9.20 acres in a hilly region offering three U.G. programmes. The college has seven departments under three faculties. At present, there are 28 members on its teaching staff with 10 permanent teachers, 7 temporary and 11 part-time CHB teachers. Of these, only 2 have the Ph.D. degree and the rest have P.G. as the highest qualification. The consoling feature is that some of them are NET or SET qualified. There are 10 non-teaching staff and the college has a strength of 344 students with 232 male students and 112 female students.

The drop out rate is very high as seen from the SSR. Of the 200 students admitted during 2001-02, only 72 appeared for the final examinations. Of these, only 30 students passed the examinations with only seven in the First Division. During 2002-03, 200 were admitted, 69 appeared for final examinations, and 39 passed with only 2 in the first division. One of the reasons offered for the high drop out rate is that there is only one major viz., Chemistry in the UG science programme. Many leave the college to take up employment or to join the family work, as they could not afford to continue their studies.

The budget shows only a deficit and the unit cost of education works out to Rs. 7,956/-. The annual examination system is followed and there is no credit system.
Among the support services, the following are adopted- Library, Sports facilities and Book Bank.

The college doesn't have any collaborative agreement with other national and international institutes. It is one of the 40 colleges run by the management in different districts of Maharashtra. The management runs 689 institutions in total. The college does not generate any funds through donations, etc.

The Peer Team constituted by the NAAC comprising Dr. Shivayogi P. Hiremath, former Vice-Chancellor, Kuvempu University, Karnataka as Chairman, Professor K. Lawrence, Department of English, Annamalai University as Member Co-ordinator and Dr. B. C. Neelakanta, Professor and Director, Postgraduate Department of Economics, JSS College for Women, Saraswathipuram, Mysore as member visited the college on September 8 and 9, 2004 to validate the self-study report and verify the physical and infrastructural facilities available in the college. the Peer Team carefully perused and analyzed the self-study report submitted by the institution.

SECTION II : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
The college offers three degree programmes (B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com.) in accordance with the rules and regulations of Shivaji University, Kolhapur.

Students with better IQ are identified and given special coaching for extraordinary performance as the founder desired.

The college premises are used for social gatherings and functions. Students Council, N.S.S. and cultural activities develop the allround personality of the students.

Preference to students with special skill is given. Teachers help them to bring out the hidden potential. 'Krantideep', the college magazine, gives the platform for execution. Guidance for job opportunities is given on an informal basis.

The teaching and non-teaching staff receive periodical in-service training for self improvement. Sanstha organises workshops for the non-teaching staff. No feedback is obtained from academic peers and employers.

'Hindi Din' is celebrated on 14th September, Study Tours by science departments are undertaken. Commerce and Economics students visited the "Panlus Sahakari Bank Ltd.," Malkapur in 2003.

A short term three months course in tailoring has been offered for students as well as outriders.

The Study Centre of Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nasik was opened in January 2003. It serves the community around the college in getting higher education.

Criterion II : Teaching, Learning And Evaluation
Admissions to the different courses are made according to the norms set down by the university. Through personal counselling, they are admitted to the programmes based on their aptitude and merit.

Frequent interactions with the students during class hours as well as outside enable the teachers to identify the intelligent and slow learners. The brighter ones are provided with library facilities and special guidance and counselling are offered for their enhancement. The slow learners are guided to pass the examinations.

Teachers plan their teaching programmes every term in consultation with their respective HODs and the plan is adhered to strictly.

In addition to the lecture method, teachers organise seminars, debates, study tours and group discussions to suit their requirements. Some departments arrange for guest lectures. After completing the portions, home assignments are given to reinforce their learning.

There is no centralised 'media' facility to prepare audio visuals but they prepare charts, models, graphs, etc. to use as teaching aids.

The college works for 210 days a year out of which 185 are teaching days. The average work load for the staff is 18 hours for the heads of the departments and 20 hours for lecturers. The period is of 45 minutes duration. The ratio of full time to part time teachers is 17:11 and the ratio between the teaching and non-teaching staff is 28:10.

The students are informed about the evaluation methods well in advance through the prospectus, display on notice-boards and also through the staff during their lectures. The teachers explain the question paper patterns of the university and the distribution of marks and the students are advised how to answer them. Students are monitored through 'student adoption scheme' by teachers.

Recruitment to the teaching positions is done by the parent body by advertising the posts and making the selection according to the rules and regulations of the University, UGC guidelines and the State Government norms. The college has the freedom and resources to make ad-hoc appointments.

In the last two years, 24 conferences, seminars, etc. have been attended by the staff. The college follows the self-appraisal and self-assessment forms according to the guidelines of the UGC. Every year the teachers have to submit their self-appraisal forms through their Heads. The Principal gives formal and informal suggestions for improvements.

Teachers' performances are appraised in two ways. The Principal and the concerned HoD observe the lectures of the new recruits and offer valuable suggestions to improve their performance. Also, their performance is evaluated by students.

The college has not organised any workshops, seminars or conferences so far. The geographical location of the college and the financial constraints prevent the college from organising such programmes.

In the last two years, 3 teachers have undergone orientation programmes, 4 teachers have undergone refresher courses and 12 have attended workshops.

Some of the highlights worth mentioning are

Establishment of a Competitive Examination Centre

Student Adoption Scheme

Karmaveer Vidya Prabodhini

English Speaking Course, and

Earn and Learn Scheme

Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
The management as well as the Principal encourages the staff to take up research work. Out of the 28 members of the staff, 2 have done their Ph.D., one has submitted his thesis and one is working for it. Two members are doing M.Phil. Some members are engaged in publishing papers.

The members of the Competitive Examinations and Career Guideline Committee and some other teachers deliver lectures on various topics to the students of the college and also those in other colleges.

The N.S.S. unit of the college has taken part in many extension services like social work, creating health and hygiene awareness, conducting medical camps, adult education and literacy campaigns, blood donation camps, AIDS awareness and Tree plantation campaigns to the community around.

The college also organises sports and cultural activities for the students from time to time involving the local people.

The establishment of the Study Centre of the Open University serves those who could not afford to take up regular college education. The members of the staff give lectures and also timely help to complete their degrees.

The establishment of a 'Nature Club' is another boon to the community. Prof. Sudhir Kumbhar delivered a lecture on the use of medicinal plants. He also gave very useful information about the animals, micro organisms and rare plants in the environment.

Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college library has a total of 5084 volumes of books, 14 journals, and 4 newspapers. There is a reading hall for students where they could sit and study and the library is kept open for longer durations during the time of examinations. The past students who pursue higher education or appear for competitive examinations are allowed to use the library on request.

For the proper maintenance of infrastructure, the 'Building Committee' under the Chairmanship of the Principal takes care of the major repairs. The class IV workers keep the premises clean and water the trees.

The college has been shifted to the new premises on July 26, 2004. 22 rooms are available in the new building. The college works in the morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. but the office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a lunch break for an hour between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Science classes are conducted in the afternoons.

The college has a big playground for sports practices. The space is used for cultural activities and holding meetings. Thus the available infrastructure is put to optimum use.

The NSS unit of the college has taken up the project of tree plantation and preservation. Watering the plants and cleaning are undertaken by the NSS volunteers and the college sub-staff.

The college library has an advisory committee, with the Principal as its Chairman. Its important activities are subjectwise allocation of funds in the budget, selection of books by HODs and appropriate spending of the budget allotment. Two meetings are held each term. The library is interconnected with the library of Y.C. Institute of Science, Satara and other college libraries of the Sanstha.

The 'Book Bank' scheme in the college is different as it gives a set of books to every student at ¼ of the price of books. In the last four years, some 321 students are benefitted. The library services are to be computerised.

In the last two years about 880 books are added to the library at an expenditure of Rs. 73,340-50 and 27 journals at a cost of Rs. 4696/-. The library works 6 days a week with 7 hours/ day.

The college provides first aid in case of emergency and then the students are taken to the Rural Health Centre, Malkapur for treatment.

The college provides incentives of Rs. 1000/- and Rs. 2000/- for players participating at the state level and national level competitions. The college has so far represented at the zonal and university level competitions. Miss Gurav Shobha has taken part in the All India Sports Meet for Handicapped and won the Gold Medal for Javelin Throw and Bronze medal for Disc Throw and Shot-Put.
Hostel facility is not available to students.

A canteen functions outside the college premises and it is used mainly by the people of the college.

Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
The dropout rate of students is very high i.e. it is 75% to 80%. The following reasons have been stated :

Structure of the course b) joining other institutions c) failure during the course d) girls stop studying after marriage e) joining the services or taking up jobs for living.

10 to 20 per cent of the students who pass out of the institution go for further studies. 10 of the past students of the college are known to be in good employment. One past student has cleared the NET examination and one passed the MPSC.

The college collects feedback from students in the final year and the remarks made are taken to consideration for improvement. Every year the college publishes an updated prospectus.

A number of scholarships from Central and State Governments are given to the students. Teachers also offer academic and personal counselling through Students Adoption Scheme.

Admissions to the different courses are made in accordance with the rules laid down by the University, the Government and the Management. The prospectus gives the details of the fee structure.

The college attracts students by displaying past performance of the institution, student-aid-funds, book-bank facility, NSS activities, sports facilities and recreational facilities.The 'Earn and Learn Scheme' pioneered by the founder Dr. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil and promoted by the college offers many job opportunities and Student Adoption Scheme is the other noteworthy student support practice. The Students Council and the Grievance Redressal Cell take care of the welfare of the students.

Criterion VI : Organisation and Management
This college, started in 1992, is one of the 40 colleges run by the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara founded by Dr. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil. He was the pioneer in rural educational movement and founded the Sanstha with the following objectives :
to impart liberal and vocational education from the primary level to the university level.

to train suitable teachers for achieving the above purpose.

to train village workers for the development of the villages.

to provide facilities to the poor students through 'Earn and Learn' scheme.

Vacancies for the posts of teaching and non-teaching posts are communicated to the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara. The Sanstha advertises the vacancies and later fills them through proper procedure as laid down by the university.

The recruited members have to undergo 'Orientation Courses' and others are to be sent to the Academic Staff College for 'Refresher Courses.' The faculty is encouraged to attend workshops, seminars and conferences arranged elsewhere.

The non-teaching staff are trained by the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha. Five regional bodies of the Sanstha arrange for Training Camps and guide them in accounting, book-keeping, etc.

Every year the members of the teaching staff submit 'Self-Appraisal forms' and they are scrutinised and the Principal has to submit a 'Performance Report' to the Sanstha. The Higher Education Committee checks the records and takes suitable action.

In the office, the Head Clerk distributes the office work among the other members of the non-teaching staff and monitors the execution. Since last year, the college has started collecting the feedback from the students also. The Local Managing Committee comprising 10 members looks after the day-today affairs of the college.

There is an efficient internal coordinating system that monitors the function and activities of the college through periodic meetings. The internal monitoring system under the leadership of the principal functions smoothly in two parallel ways - Academic and Administration.

The college provides some welfare measures for the staff also. Some of them are :

Sports and Gymkhana

Family Welfare Fund

Sevak Welfare Fund

Rayat Sevak Co-operative Bank, Satara.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
Since the founder's dream has been quality education to the rural masses, the college has an internal quality cell that appraises the work of the teaching and non-teaching staff at the end of an academic year and suggests measures for further development.

Value based education is offered by inculcating in the youth civic responsibilities.
'Karma Jyothi' the wall paper and 'Krantideep' the college magazine bring out the latent talent among the youth.

'Earn and Learn' scheme offered by college makes the students respect the dignity of labour. Also, it acts as a rousing factor to go in for higher education.

NSS activities develop a sense of unity and team spirit among the students.

College premises have been declared an 'Addiction Free Zone'.

A rally for the plantation was arranged to motivate the public to grow trees and the students have planted and nurtured 400 trees on the new campus.

SECTION III : OVERALL ANALYSIS AND SUGGESTIONS
The college is situated about one and a half kms. away from Malkapur on a hillock commanding a beautiful view of mountains and hills in all directions. So far only the ground floor of the building is completed and other works like laying the floor and plastering of walls are to be done. With an airy open space in the middle and classrooms, office, library, etc. all around, it could accommodate all the classes on a shift basis. The college works from 7.45 a.m. to 6 p.m. in two shifts. At the time of the visit, the Peer Team found that the laboratories are not housed in the new premises and practical classes are still conducted in the rental building in Malkapur. However, the management assured that the shifting and establishing of the laboratories would be done during the ensuing Diwali holidays.

The college has got a big area of 9.5 acres of land from the Government and also as a gift from the nearby Perid village panchayat. The new building is being built with funds from the parent body, college funds and liberal donations in different forms volunteered by the alumni and the local community.

The college has been established in a hilly, rural, backward area to serve the downtrodden and the poor with quality education. The results of the final examinations are impressive but there are so far no distinctions or ranks. Being the only senior college in the area, people look forward to this institution for their wards' higher education. The Peer Team noticed that inspite of this fact, the dropout rate is high and so it suggests to the management and the faculty to bring down the dropout rate.

Out of the 28 members of the teaching staff, 5 are qualified with research degrees and 4 are qualified with NET/ SET examinations. Five members are doing research. Only about 50% of the members receive UGC scales of pay while the rest are paid on clock hour basis. The faculty discharge the duties with enthusiasm for the progress of the youth.

The library is well established with an able librarian whose work is commendable. However, the library services are to be computerised with internet facility. The college has the supporting services of gymkhana, canteen, ladies room and reading room. The Peer Team congratulated Miss. Gurav Shobha Dagadu, a third year B.Com. handicapped student who has won medals and prizes at the All India Athletic Meet for the Handicapped.

The establishment of the Study Centre of the Open University has helped a local student Miss Priya Bapusaheb Patel to secure the second rank in the Kolhapur region in the first year B.A. examinations held in May 2004.

Recent establishment of a Competitive Examination Coaching Centre and a Nature Club are appreciable.

The NSS unit of the college is very active. It has adopted Koparde, a nearby village and brought about a change there in tree plantation, apart from other services. Also, the unit has planted more than 200 saplings on the campus. The Peer Team members have also been involved in the exercise to infuse enthusiasm in others.

The 'Book Bank' scheme is different in the college as it gives the textbooks to needy students at ¼ of the price apart from the books kept aside for them in the library.

The college has a three/tier remote control administration. The parent body has its headquarters in Satara and the college is governed by a Local Management Committee and the Principal heads the administration and all the three act in unism. The I/c Principal deserves the credit for efficiently running the institution.

In view of the further development and better future service, the Peer Team suggests the following measures :

STD and Internet facilities are to be provided on priority basis.

A Computer Centre is the need of the hour which may be established soon.

Certificate and Diploma courses in Computer Science could be offered on self-financing basis.

More full time teachers are to be appointed with UGC scales of pay as it would attract the efficient and intelligent people which, in turn, further the quality of education.

Teachers should be encouraged to take up research. A small research laboratory could be established for the benefit of the teachers to take up projects related to the local needs.

Some more science courses could be offered as desired by students during the interaction.

In addition to the usual lecture method, new teaching-learning methods are to be practised.

Since the management in their interaction with the Peer Team stated that they have enough funds, the planned unfinished works are to be completed at the earliest; enough funds be provided for establishing the laboratories.

Now that the college is housed in its own building, the college could apply for permanent affiliation to the university.

A separate 'Book Bank' for SC/ ST students be started

Transport facility be provided for students and staff as the college is situated away from the town.

The Parents and Alumni Meet was a grand success. A large number of them, more than a hundred, were present. The interaction with them was interesting. When the Chairman of the Peer Team induced them to create endowments, apart from what they have already done, the response came spontaneously. More than 20 people came forward to donate in cash and kind and altogether its worth was more than Rs.2.00 lakhs. The Chairman deserves all congratulations.

The Peer Team hopes that the exercise will be very useful to the institution for sustained quality enhancement and future growth and development. It places on record its appreciation for the management, the local management committee, the Principal and the entire team of the staff for valuable introspection and interaction. It also thanks everyone for the wholehearted co-operation and courtesy in making all necessary arrangements that facilitated the work possible within the time frame.

Dr. Shivayogi P. Hiremath
Chairman

Dr. B. C. Neelakanta
Member

Prof. K. Lawrence
Member Co-ordinator

Dr. Mohan M. Rajmane
I/c Principal

Date. September 9, 2004.

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