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Smt Maharani Tarabai College Of Education, Kolhapur, Maharashtra


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Smt Maharani Tarabai College Of Education, Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Address:Shahupuri
Kolhapur
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 416002


Smt Maharani Tarabai College Of Education, Kolhapur Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Aided. Smt Maharani Tarabai College Of Education, Kolhapur Maharashtra was established on / in 1934.


Principal of Smt Maharani Tarabai College Of Education, Kolhapur Maharashtra is Dr.L.S.Patil, Dr. S. G. Bute.

Smt Maharani Tarabai College Of Education is situated in Kolhapur of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. email ID(s) is Smt Maharani Tarabai College Of Education Kolhapur Maharashtra


Contact Details of Smt Maharani Tarabai College Of Education, Kolhapur Maharashtra are : 0231-2524598, 2535043



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Smt Maharani Tarabai College Of Education, Kolhapur Maharashtra runs course(s) in Education stream(s).
B Ed

Approval details: Smt Maharani Tarabai College Of Education is affiliated with Shivaji University, Kolhapur



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NAAC report of Smt Maharani Tarabai College Of Education

Section 1: Preamble
Smt Maharani Tarabai College of Education Kolhapur 416604 Maharashtra is a single faculty government institution working with the specific objective of rendering services for the cause of teacher education in the State of Maharashtra. The institution is one of the oldest teachers training colleges of the State. The college on its campus has teaching blocks, multipurpose hall, educational technology laboratory, girls common room and boys Common room. Being affiliated to Shivaji University Kolhapur the college follows the curricular and co-curricular activities prescribed by the University for the B.Ed. Every effort is made by the institution to follow the norms of the professional bodies as well as those of the affiliating University.

The College has been serving the cause of teacher education since 1934 by providing Teacher Education Course at the Secondary level. The college is housed in its own building with the campus area of 12215.5 Sq. meters. The teaching faculty includes 9 teachers and a Principal of whom 5 are permanent, 4 temporary and 1 part timer. Out of the total strength of teachers 2 hold Ph.D Degree and 3 have M.Phil Degree. There is non-teaching staff of 17 members including 4 administrative, 2 technical persons. Admission to the college is made by Central Committee constituted by the State government with an intake of 80 students. Almost all the students getting admission in the college belong to the State of Maharashtra.

The College has a Library and a Computer Centre as centralized facilities. There is hostel facility for the boys coming from outside the town. Apart from that, the College has quarters for the principal, rector and class IV employees. The college has been raised to the status of CTE and has been getting grant from the Central Government. With the grant available under CTE, the college has constructed staff quarters and has planned to construct hostel for girls. However, some constraints are impeding the speedy utilization of the CTE grant. There is a need for the college to overcome all such constraints and get maximum benefit of the project.
Major source of finances for the college is government grants and fees collected from the students. Being a government institution, there are many limitations with the college to raise resources of its own. It will be appreciable if the college uses its sources like computer center etc. to raise funds.

The college submitted the self-study report in October 2003 to NAAC. The NAAC constituted a peer team comprising of Prof.S.P.Malhotra, Dean Faculty of Education Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra (Chairman and NAAC Coordinator), Dr. (Sr.) Marlene, Principal, St. Ann's College, Secendarabad (Member) and Prof. Ch. Vijayalakshmi, Sri. Padmavati Mahila Vishwavidyalayam, Triupati (Member). The team visited the college on February 25th and 26th 2004 and looked in to the infrastructure facilities, interacted with the Joint Director, the Principal, faculty, staff, students, Principals of practicing schools, parents and alumni. The team verified the documents for further clarifications.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Design and Planning
SMT College follows the syllabi and curricular activities prescribed by the Shivaji University to which it is affiliated. Total working days are 232 of which 210 are teaching days. Admission of the students to the course is carried out by the State level centralized committee on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination. The admitted students need to be put to some diagnostic testing process to gear them to professionalism of teaching.

The theory and practical part of the course are run as per the university norms. The college faculty participates in the curriculum construction process as member of the Board of Studies. Most of the college time is spent in following the prescribed norms leading to lesser scope for mobility in the course curriculum other than the prescribed one. Adequate emphasis on practice teaching is one of the good features of the course being run in the college. Each student is required to teach 40 lessons in two methodologies including 6 micro lessons, and 2 lessons using Models of teaching after getting exposure through workshops. Every teacher educator gives only one demonstration lesson in each teaching methodology. There is need for the student teachers to be exposed to some more demonstration lessons so as get directions in teaching methodologies.

A number of activities are undertaken to supplement theory through participation in workshops, seminars, symposia; assignments and tutorials. Further, emphasis is to be placed on the development of communication skills in the students as per the requirement of the course.

The academic calendar of the college is prepared in the beginning of the academic session and every effort is made to implement the schedule as planned. Practice teaching is carried out in a phased manner throughout the year. The students are sent for internship programme for 21 days wherein they are actively involved in the activities of school. It would be better if this programme is preceded and succeeded by pre-internship and post-internship.

In order to have good interaction with the students and to promote healthy competition college has adopted House System called 'KUL'. Inter House and Intra House competitions are held in KULs. Though they do not have NSS programme, social service activities are carried out by the college. The college faculty encourages students to participate in social service and extension activities that needs commendation.

Evaluation is done on 1200 marks; 700 for theory papers and 500 for practicum. In theory there is some weightage ascribed for field experience and the same needs to be reflected in the respective theory course papers. In practicum, students are evaluated for 90 marks in the final lessons by both internal and external examiners whereas the practical work for the remaining 410 marks is evaluated internally. This needs to be reflected in the final marks sheet given by the affiliating university.

The problems of advance learners and slow learners in the college are well taken care of. The advance learners are challenged through discussions, symposia and through presentation of papers. The slow learners are given remedial teaching by their peers and the teacher educators.

Since the College has to train its students in organizing teaching learning processes, it does have a good linkage with the schools in the city. Efforts are made to improve upon by getting feedback from schools. The college needs to have its own experimental school or it may adopt a school to test the efficacy of the innovations introduced in the course curricula.

One of the good features of the college is that it links itself with the community around it by planning visits to slum areas. Therein community members are made aware about population education, reasons of poverty, problem of AIDS, eradication of superstitions and illiteracy. Invariably the college organizes blood donation camps and awareness camps for the women of the area etc. The college community progamme could easily support 'back to school programme' by helping the schools in enrolling the drop-outs and 'Sarva Siksha Abhiyan' in the State of Maharashtra.

The students are given awareness programmes in information technology and computers. It is good that the college has been organizing a programme under the name of MSCIT for the last two years and raising funds with the help of the same. The skills so achieved by the student teachers could be used in their classroom teaching.

The college has started Pre-primary teacher training certificate course for women from the year 2003-04 with a sanctioned intake of 60. It has helped the college in raising its financial resources and training the women of the area in educating the children of their own and getting a place in the job market.

Criterion II: Curriculum Transaction and Evaluation
The institution is meant for teacher training and it does provide training to its students in using audio visual aids. For this purpose liaison is maintained with the SCERT wherein experts are invited to train the student-teachers in preparing teaching aids. It is a good feature but expertise and experience of the faculty of SCERT could be used in developing modern techniques and skills of teaching. The teacher educators themselves can adopt use of teaching aids apart from advocating. A few more innovations could be introduced in the teaching by the college faculty.

Another praiseworthy aspect of the college is arranging co-curricular activities as a part of the college programme. Various competitions are organized in sports and games, essay writing, elocution and cultural items like singing and dramatics. All these are organized under the house system called as 'KUL'. The process has helped the student teachers in developing good interaction and cooperative efforts among themselves.

Evaluation process and methods are communicated to the students at the outset of the course. The student teachers' performance is evaluated on the basis of writing of reports for each of the activity undertaken by them. The process has become all the more stressful. The college can very well make the process easier and less stressful by encouraging small group work.

Pedagogic analysis is major part of the teacher-training programme in the college. For this purpose every students is made to analyze pedagogic process in their respective methodologies. They also review textbooks of class V to X. This practice is quite appropriate for development of skills in furure teachers.

Value based education is imparted to the students by organizing cultural activities, personality development programmes, celebration of important days etc. However, concerted effort towards moral education to make students devoted for the cause of teacher education could help more in developing this aspect.

The faculty recruitment is done through Maharashtra Public Service Commission following well laid down procedure of the government. The temporary faculty is appointed by the Director Higher Education after advertisement in the leading newspapers. The faculty on hourly basis is appointed by the Principal of the college. The teacher evaluation is done by self-appraisal system. Appraisal forms are given at the end of year, though not discussed among the members of the staff or management.

The teachers are encouraged to participate in the national and international seminars and conferences. Most of the teachers of the college have participated in the seminars and conferences at the State, National, while a few faculty have attended seminars of the International levels. The teachers have also been attending refresher courses. One very good aspect of the college functioning of the college is that college itself organizes a number of seminars and workshops. During the last few sessions the college has organized nearly ten seminars and workshops. This speaks of the aptitude of the college faculty and administration about the academic development of the teaching staff.

Criterion III: Research, Development & Extension
The college encourages teachers to do research work. Being a government institution the scope of research in the college is limited. Rules and regulations regarding provision of study leave have yet to be introduced in the college. Some teachers do guide research students of M.Ed of State Open University and two teacher educators are recognized Ph.D guides. Junior faculty in the college needs to be encouraged to take up research projects of minor and major nature. Teachers should also explore agencies that can help in funding research projects.

The college has a formally established Extension services department wherein one teacher educator has been given additional charge to look after the activities. The extension activities are conducted in collaboration with the Headmasters Association, Subject-teacher Associations, NGOs and Gos. This is a good feature of the college. However, there is a need for greater participation of the college in extension work. The activities under extension education are documented well by the college. These documents could be published and made available to different institutions. Also some software packages can be prepared in different subject methodologies with the help of MSCIT faculty for the use of schoolteachers. Introduction of a certificate courses or short time course in spoken English could be of great help to the teaching community.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has a good building and sound infrastructural facilities. It has all the infrastructural facilities as per the requirement of the NCTE for admitting required number of B.Ed students. Apart from classrooms and laboratories for the students of education, the college has a computer laboratory to provide computer awareness to students and outsiders.

The said infrastructure is maintained by the PWD using the grants received from the State government. Apart from the employees engaged for this work, the students also volunteer to look after the cleaning and maintenance of campus cleanliness. But it is to be made a regular feature.

The optimal use of the infrastructure of the college needs to be promoted. The building and the computer laboratory can be used for the teaching learning as well as for doing some office work. The college administrative functions like preparing teachers' salaries, maintaining student record or examination work etc. need to be computerised. Much of the infrastructure can be best utilized for raising funds and providing community resources.

The college has a library with nearly 30,369 books. There are a number of books of multiple copies of various titles. Some of the books are classic and some are outdated. There is a need to write off old and outdated books and replace them with new titles and new editions. Latest encyclopedia and recent journals on education need to be added to the library stocks. Facilities like reprography, computers, audiovisual center and Internet are yet to be made available to the students in the college library. The library is kept opens on all the working days during working hours only. There is an urgent need to make the books available to the students before and after the class hours.

The college has 7 computers and 4 printers. The software package available is mainly MS-office. The office and the room of the principal need to be equipped with computers. Self-learning packages can be developed and used as a part of the curriculum and its transaction. Also there is ample scope for developing database as well as data analysis by the computer centre.

The college it has been recognized as College of Teacher Education (CTE) by the government of India as per the National Policy on education (1986). It is no doubt creditable on the part of the college. However, there is a need for the college that it retains this project by timely utilizing the grants for building and other infrastructure.

The college has separate laboratories for psychology, Technology, Teaching Methodologies, Sciences, work-experience etc. These are maintained by the specially recruited staff. There is an urgent need that these labs are equipped, maintained and function systematically so as to facilitate the student teachers in developing required skills. The respective faculty can guide the student-teachers to complete five experiments in each method/laboratory as per the requirement of the NCTE. The CTE funds may also be utilized for developing a language laboratory.

The college has a good hostel facility for men on the campus to accommodate 42 students. There is good mess facility for the hostel students. The hostlites are provided with guest room, TV room, water cooler, and sufficient toilets and bathing rooms. The hostel premises are clean and well maintained.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The college being a professional institution, most of the students of B.Ed appear in the University examination. Dropout rate is nearly 1 to 7 percent. Pass percentage of students in the university examination varies from 70 to 80 per cent. There is a scope to make every effort to get cent percent results for B.Ed being a professional course. It will help in justifying the unit cost.

The college has informal linkage with alumni. Major function of this linkage is to assemble on the eve of college convocation or some important days. There is a need to start a formal alumni association with proper membership. The alumni expressed their opinion that there should be regular meetings and their experiences in the field be well utilized for the development of students and the college. The Extension Department of the college can be strengthened with the expertise and financial support of the alumni.

The college provides financial help to the students through merit scholarships and other financial aid received from the government.

The teachers of the college provide personal and academic counseling. Since the student teacher ratio is quite rational, the teachers in the college maintain personal contact with every student. Students do consult teachers for their personal, academic and vocational problems.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management.
The college has well-organized management system. Being a government college, management is carried out by the Directorate of Higher Education. The principal of the college is representative of the directorate to carry out its plans and policies. There is a need to have managing committee at local level with some teacher representatives to look after the college management and maintain college autonomy. This committee can always give academic advice to the Principal from time to time.

The teaching staff for the college is recruited through the State Public Service Commission on behalf of the Directorate of Higher education. The recruitment is made through open selection. The staff recruitment depends on the permission from the government. The College is committed to follow NCTE norms regarding staff structure; however, the approval of the government is required for the recruitment. Since the resource crunch prevails with the government, new recruitments are affected. In order to meet exigencies the teaching staff is recruited temporarily by meeting the salary bill of such staff out of college Additional Staff Aid funds.

The non-teaching staff is similarly recruited by the government. They are also recruited by open selection. The professional competencies in the non-teaching staff could be enhanced by conducting staff development programmes.

Performance appraisal of the teaching staff is done by self-appraisal performa. The appraisal of the non-teaching staff is done by annual confidential report written by the principal of the college. The communication between the staff and the management is direct and no intermediaries are utilized for the purpose.

The welfare schemes for the staff include contribution towards the provident fund and gratuity etc. Special staff welfare schemes as per recent developments need to be added. The grievances redressal cell does exist in the college with four staff members comprising of principal of the college and the senior teachers of the college. There is a need to systematize the functioning of the cell.

The members of the non-teaching staff are free to upgrade their qualifications. However, there is need to train the non-teaching staff regularly.

There is good budgeting and auditing procedure in the college. Most of the grant for the staff salaries comes from the government. Salaries of the temporary teaching staff alone are paid out of the fee collected from the students.

The major resource of the college is fee collected from the students. The annual tuition fee given by each student is nearly Rs. 10,500/- including other charges and deposited back in the government treasury. The unit cost comes out nearly 37,000/-.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The general impression, we gained after our visit, is that due to the conscious efforts on the part of the management and the staff, the academic and professional climate has been generated in developing human behaviour of pupil teachers for future growth and development. Clarifications were sought during our interaction sessions with the Principal, Staff, Students and the Management. The discussion and external evaluation by the Peer team clearly stipulates that the institution has a band of dedicated workers. In sum and substance, the college operates on sound educational, professional and participatory management principles. The institution is rendering valuable service to the cause of teacher education in the State of Maharashtra..

Commendations
The norms established by apex bodies are seriously followed.

Effort is made to train the students professionally and equip them with latest teaching skills in the field of student teaching.

The track record of the college in the extension work of the social service sector is good.

The Principal of the college is quite dynamic and works with zeal and enthusiasm. He maintains a good link with the teaching faculty and the Directorate of Higher Education. The peer team notes with satisfaction the leadership role played by Sh. S.B.Kamble and cooperation extended by the staff.

Suggestions
Much of the infrastructure can be utilized to raise funds for the college development such as facilities lying with the computer center and extension department.

The teachers in the college may make use of more teaching aids.

The research acumen of teachers may be strengthened by having more research publications.

Research projects may be undertaken by teachers in areas that provide an empirical basis for institutional development.

Computer facilities in the college may be optimally utilized for further automating college records and documents.

Future projections for the progress of the college-needs to be done in a combined forum of teachers, students and the managing committee.

The necessary infrastructural facilities of the laboratories should be looked in to as per NCTE norms.

The library of the college needs to be modernized and optimally utilized.

The Alumni Association may be strengthened to help the college academically and financially.

A formal Placement Cell needs to be established in the college to help the students.

In order to help the students a telephone booth need to be established in the vicinity of the college.

Efforts be made to utilize the competence of the teachers for providing consultancy services to the nearby schools and colleges.

Name of the Chairman: Prof. S.P. Malhotra

Name of the member : Dr. (Sr.) Marlene

Name of the Member: Prof. Ch. Vijayalakshmi

Name of the Head of the Institution
Shri. S. B. Kambale

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