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Maharashtra Udayagiri Mahavidyalaya, Latur, Maharashtra
Maharashtra Udayagiri Mahavidyalaya, Latur, Maharashtra
Maharashtra Udayagiri Mahavidyalaya, Latur is a recognised institute / college.
Maharashtra Udayagiri Mahavidyalaya, Latur is situated in Latur of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.
Contact Details of Maharashtra Udayagiri Mahavidyalaya, Latur are : 02385-256144, 256052
Maharashtra Udayagiri Mahavidyalaya, Latur runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Science stream(s).
Maharashtra Udayagiri Mahavidyalaya is affiliated with Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University SRTMUN, Nanded (Maharashtra)
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NAAC report of Maharashtra Udayagiri MahavidyalayaSection I - Introduction:
Maharashtra Education Society's, Maharshtra Udayagiri Mahavidyalaya, Udgir, Maharashtra was started in 1962 with the faculties of Arts & Commerce and was originally affiliated to Marathawada University, Aurangabad. In 1994, Swami Ramanand Teerth University was established at Nanded and since then, this college has been affiliated to the new University. It is situated in a semi urban area and offers opportunities for educationally backward students in the border areas of Maharashtra, Karanataka and Andhra states. The munificent farming community donated some money for the development of the college to begin with. The main motto of the college is 'To offer meaningful, purposeful and useful education to enhance human potentialities for the development of Self and Society', aiming at imparting value based education and to attain community and social development through its activities. The college campus has 35 acres of land and is recognized by U.G.C. under 2f and 12B. The Unit cost of education of the college is Rs. 11,826/- approximately. There are 19 departments in this college, which offers programme options under the faculties of Art, Science and Commerce in UG and PG in Marathi, Hindi, English, History, Economics, Chemistry, Physics, Electronics, Zoology, Dairy Sciences and Computer Science. It also offers Ph.D. in Chemistry, Marathi, Botany, Geography and Hindi. At present there are 12 Ph.D. holders, 4 M. Phil. holders and 3 teachers have registered for their Ph.D. There are 52 Permanent teachers, 4 temporary and 31 part-time teachers. The number of administrative staff is 24 and there are19 technical staff. The college has a central library, canteen, an informal grievance redressal cell an auditorium, Gym, vehicles parking shed and a playground.
Maharashtra Udayagiri Mahavidyalaya, Udgir, Dist. Latur, Maharashtra, volunteered to be assessed by the NAAC. The NAAC constituted a Peer Team to validate the report submitted by the institution headed by Prof. N.L. Ved, Vice Chancellor, Bhavanagar University, Bhavanagar, Gujarat, as the chairperson, Dr. N.Ramchandraswamy, Professor of Biochemistry and Chairman, Dept. of Chemistry, Banglaore University, Bangalore and Dr. Mrs. Meena Chandawarkar, Principal, SRN Arts and MBS Commerce College, Bagalkot, as member coordinator. The Peer Team visited Maharashtra Udayagiri Mahavidalaya, Udgir, Dist. Latur, Maharashtra from 31th January to 1st Feb. 2004. The Peer Team carefully persued and analyzed the self study report submitted by the college. During the College visit, the Peer Team went through the relevant documents, visited the various departments and facilities and interacted with the various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, sports and other facilities of institution were visited. The Peer Team also interacted at length with the Management, Principal, Faculty, Students, Non-teaching Staff, Parents and Alumni of the Institution. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by the NAAC, the Peer Team has taken up the assessment and accreditation of the college. The observations of the Team are recorded in the following sections of the report.
CRITERION I: Curricular Aspects
As an affiliated college of S.R.T.M. University, the college follows the syllabi prescribed by the University for its UG / PG programme. It offers B.A. / B.Sc. / B. Com. Courses at the undergraduate level with many optional subjects. Further courses like M.A. in Marathi, Hindi, English, Electronics, Chemistry, Dairy Sciences, Computer Science, History, Sociology, Economics and Geography and Ph.D. in Marathi, Hindi, Chemistry, Botany and Geography are also offered.
Being an affiliated college, it has no control over the design, review, etc. of the syllabi. It has a limited role in framing the curriculum of subjects. However, 25% of the teachers are members of BOS and other bodies of the S.R.T.M. University. There is flexibility in selecting the combination in all three faculties. So students can go for any of the elective combination, which are listed in the prospectus. In case of Commerce stream, there is no elective combination to students. There is mechanism to obtain feed back from academic peers on the teaching programmes. The college takes one year, within the present University system to introduce, a new programme. It encourages co-curricular activities like visits to industries, particularly in Dairy Science and arranges for guest lectures of eminent personalities, in which staff members are involved.
CRITERION: II Teaching- Learning and Evolution:
The Institution has a transparent admission process, and the students are admitted on the basis of their academic record at the qualifying examination and as per the existing reservation policies and Government rules. All the eligible students are admitted, as the ratio of applicants to sanctioned intake, is almost one to one. The college encourages teachers to make a teaching plan, in accordance with the academic calendar worked out at, the beginning of the academic session. The lecture methods are supplemented by Seminars and Project work.
Performance of students is monitored through unit test, first term exam and re-annual examination. Remedial Coaching Classes for SC/ST students, extra coaching to advanced learners and bridge courses, are conducted. Training for various competitive examinations like M.P.S.C., N.E.T. and S.E.T. is given, for which, the college charges Rs. 600/- per student.
The staff gives assignments, conducts group discussions and workshops, for the students. Audio Visual aids like the TV, VCR, OPH, Slide Projector and Video Camera, are used in some of the departments. The college has an enrolment of 1192 students for UG, 603 for PG, 23 for Ph.D. and 741 for Diploma and Certificate courses. Few members of teaching staff have attended National level conferences. Others may also be encouraged to attend and present research papers at such conferences. A self - appraisal system has been instituted by the University and the college makes use of the same for the faculty. The college has been conducting workshops and faculty development programmes, in various subjects, with the assistance of UGC and other funding agencies. The departments of Marathi, Hindi, Chemistry, Botany and Geography, are involved actively in teaching under research programmes, by procuring the required infrastructure and financial assistance from the Government. The Department of Maths has some innovative methods of teaching. These departments need to be encouraged.
Performance of students is monitored through unit tests and term-end examinations. Promotions to higher classes, is based on Annual University examination, for UG and Semester Scheme for PG. Totally, there are 87 teachers, out of whom, 52 are permanent, 4 are temporary and 31 part-time. Appointments of teachers are made in accordance with the regulations of UGC, State Government and S.R.T.M. University.
The working days of the college in a year is around 231 and the teaching days extend up to 180. Every teacher is required to take 18 to 20 periods (45minutes duration) per week.
CRITERION III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Out of 52 permanent teachers 12 are Ph.D., 4 are M.Phil. holders and rest are
Post Graduates. About 30% of the teachers are involved in research and some have
written text books. The PG students have undertaken project work, as part of their syllabi, supervised by the teachers. Few teachers were given study leave for 2 years to complete their Ph. D. and some are under the process of completion. The Research committee helps teachers to submit research projects. Eight minor research projects have been sanctioned by the UGC, to the tune of Rs. 3,26,000 /- . The college is involved in extension programmes with the help of college NCC / NSS along with NGOs and GOs to conduct programmes like AIDS awareness, medical camp, blood donation, adult education, community development and environment awareness. The Dairy Science department and some other departments, are involved in informal consultancy services with local people. UGC has sanctioned Rs. One Lakh for networking. There are separate laboratories for different science subjects and a separate hall for physical education.
CRITERION IV: Infrastructure & Learning Resources
The college has good infrastructure facilities, necessary to carry out its educational and related functions. It has 35 acres of land, with a total built up area of 58,480 sq. feet. It includes the buildings, Botanical garden, a spacious playground, canteen, auditorium, cycle stand and social forestry. The building houses the Principal's office, library, laboratories, classroom and staff room. There are 30 lecture halls and 22 rooms for demonstration of practicals. Optimum use of infrastructure is ensured throughout the week, including Sundays, when distance education courses are conducted.
The infrastructure is well maintained. A committee is set up, for the purpose
and the expenditure is met from the non-salary grants and resources of the society.
The central library is well stocked. It has 1,10,461 books, out of which 19749 books are for the junior college. The library has an original copy of the Constitution of India, Encyclopedias and reference books. The Team appreciates the meticulous manner in which records are maintained in the library. It also has a good number of collection of CDs and audio-video cassettes. Reprography and internet facility is available for the use of staff and students.
There are well equipped laboratories for all science subjects, including
Geography and a language laboratory for English. The records in the Office are also neatly and meticulously maintained.
The Computer lab has 25 computers and Internet facility is available. Considering the student strength of the college, it is suggested that the computer facility may be strengthened. There is no health center. Canteen facility is available to students.
The college has a large playground and a gymnastic hall. The college, in a rented building, runs a hostel for socially backward students. It accommodates twenty five boys.
CRITERION V: Student Support & Progression
The institution offers good support services to its students. There is detailed information about the college and the courses run, in the prospectus.
Financial aid is provided to students through various scholarships like merit scholarship, Eklavya scholarship from the State Govt., scholarships to physically handicapped and Govt. of India scholarship to SC/ ST students. The college has assisted 1048 students, during the academic year 2002-01 and 980 students in 2001-02, through such scholarships.
During the last 6 years, thirty six students of the college have qualified NET , SET, GRE and TOFEL examinations.
The faculty does academic and personal counseling to its students, who predominantly hail from a rural background.
The college encourages sports and cultural activities. The Physics department offers certificate/ diploma courses to its students.
There is an informal Alumni association. A large number of its Alumni occupy prominent positions in society. Plans to take their assistance for the college development, could be chalked out. There is no placement cell.
The NCC / NSS units of the college are actively involved in meaningful activities.
CRITERION VI: Organisation & Management
The college is managed by the Maharashtra Education Society, which was registered in 1961. This society was set up by the farming community to provide quality education in the region.
The Executive Council of the society, constitutes various sub committees, for effective functioning, with regard to utilization of funds, appointment of staff and performance of students in examinations.
It has constituted committees for academic & co-curricular activities. The Principal & Heads of the departments, help these committees for smooth and efficient functioning of the college.
The College has an internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism. A short term course in computer application, for the non-teaching staff, has been organized by the college. Tuition fees, are collected, as per the University rules. No capitation fee is collected. A Chartered Accountant regularly audits accounts of the college.
Welfare programmes for staff and students, like group insurance, book bank facility, fee concession etc. are carried out. There is a staff credit cooperative society which sanctions loans, cash advances in case of emergencies etc. The management has a vision about the future development of the institution, taking into consideration, its goals. It runs a public library known as 'Mahatma Gandhi Vachanalaya' free of cost, for the citizens of Udgir. The management is planning expansion of this infrastructure, to generate income avenues for the institution. It also plans to construct a separate administrative building and spacious auditorium for the college.
CRITERION VII: Healthy Practices
The institution has evolved several activities based on its institutional objective of empowering students coming from rural area. It displays sensitivity to changing educational, social and market demands. Its courses on Dairy Science and its social forestry programme, garden of medicinal plants and mushroom cultivation, are some unique aspects of its attempt to provide quality education. The institution promotes community participation and civic responsibilities in their students, through its NCC / NSS wings.
The college displays headlines of major events and conducts opinion polls on current events. Creativity in the students, is tapped, by offering them an opportunity to write on wall papers, on various subjects.
The unit has established linkages with the Open University and offers programmes under distance and non-formal modes of education. Guest lectures and personality development seminars, have made the teaching learning process, more enjoyable. The college, to promote values of secularism, celebrates festivals of almost all the religions.
The 'Earn and Learn' scheme of the college, encourages students to work for the college and at the same time, earn some money.
The English department has formed an 'English Club' for its students, in which art of Conversational English is encouraged. The efforts made by the faculty of the department, to focus on the functional aspect of the language, and to make it attractive is appreciated by the Team.
SECTION III: OVERALL ANALYSIS
Maharashtra Udayagiri Mahavidyalaya, Udgir, Maharashtra was the first college, to be set up in the region. The college has been focusing its attention, on raising the educational standards of rural poor. Its fee structure, affordable by the marginalized groups, and the variety of programmes offered by it has made it a popular educational institution, in the area. The college has also taken steps to offer a number of scholarships, to students coming from the weaker section of society . Some of the courses, are career oriented and have increased the employability prospects of the students. They are related to the specific needs of the area like Dairy Science, Mushroom cultivation, Vermiculture, Domestic Animal Farming and keep the quality of the education high. Adequate infrastructure facility has been provided in the campus. The cordial relationship, between staff, students and management, efficiently nurtured by the Principal , gives an ambience for academic visibility of this college.
However, considering the potential of the institution, the Peer Team makes the following suggestions to the college which will help it to enhance its standards of imparting education.
The college may organize ongoing motivational programmes for faculty development. Such programmes, for non-teaching staff, is also essential.
The Self appraisal system of teaching may be made more effective.
The faculty of the research centers, where a lot of potential exists, may offer consultancy services.
Certificate / Diploma courses in Auto Repairs, Medicinal Plants, Dairy Science, Functional English, Journalism and HRD, may be offered by the institution.
There appears to be a demand for B.Ed., M.A. (Urdu) and Music courses. The institution may consider starting these courses.
The English Club activities on 'Conversational English' may be extended to students of other departments too.
The College has many female staff members and students. A separate ladies room, with attached toilet facility, may be made available for their use. A formal Women's cell, focusing on women issues, self-help group concept, may direct the efforts of the college towards women empowerment.
A Career Counseling Center and Placement Cell needs to be set up.
The college may find out possibilities of having Industry Institution Interaction and linkages with neighboring industries.
There are some physically handicapped students in the college. Slopes may be constructed in areas having steps, to facilitate their safe and smooth movement.
Many of the Alumni of the college, are well placed. They may be motivated to contribute their best, towards the development of the institution.
An internal quality assurance cell may be established to act on a mechanism to maintain academic and research activities.
The student drop out rate, is quite high. A tutor-ward system, in which each faculty member, is in charge of small group of students, may be initiated. The academic, emotional, and psychological problems of the students, will be the prime responsibility of the teacher concerned.
This system can ensure a personal touch between the teacher and the taught and make the academic atmosphere more conducive.
Training in Computer Basics, to staff and students, may be given.
A Women's cell, focusing on women issues, may be formed.
The library and office, may be fully computerized.
The college may seriously attempt, to make proper use of the numerous schemes, offered by the U. G. C. , in its X plan and convert itself, into a 'Centre for Potential Excellence'
The Management may consider, applying for autonomy
The Peer Team feels that the college has opportunities to realize its potential, to a better extent and make better use of its human and physical resources.
The Team is of the opinion that by following the above mentioned suggestions, the college can enhance the quality of its services, that would make the institution, one of the premier institutions in the state.
The Team wishes that the institute grows from strength to strength, in its pursuit of excellence.
Name of the Chairperson : Dr. N.L. Ved
Name of the Member : Dr. N. Ramchandra Swamy
Name of the Member Coordinator : Dr. Meena Chandawarkar
Dr. Sankaye B.B.
Place: Udgir, Maharashtra.
Date: 1st Feb. 2004
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