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Nagindas Khandwala College of Commerce, Arts and Management Studies, Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra
Address:Shantaben Nagindas Khandwala College of Science, Road No 1, Bhadran Nagar, Off S.V. Road, Malad (West)
Mumbai (Bombay) (District Mumbai (Bombay))
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 400064


Nagindas Khandwala College of Commerce, Arts and Management Studies, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Nagindas Khandwala College of Commerce, Arts and Management Studies, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra was established on / in 2004-05.


Nagindas Khandwala College of Commerce, Arts and Management Studies, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra is situated in Mumbai (Bombay) of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mumbai (Bombay) comes under Mumbai (Bombay) Tehsil, Mumbai (Bombay) District.

Fax # of Nagindas Khandwala College of Commerce, Arts and Management Studies, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra is +91-22-28650461.

Website of Nagindas Khandwala College of Commerce, Arts and Management Studies, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra is http://www.khandwalacollege.ac.in/.


Contact Details of Nagindas Khandwala College of Commerce, Arts and Management Studies, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-22-28072262, 28085424, 28013433, 28086427


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Nagindas Khandwala College of Commerce, Arts and Management Studies, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Business Management stream(s).

Nagindas Khandwala College of Commerce, Arts and Management Studies is affiliated with University of Mumbai, Mumbai (Bombay)


Profile of Nagindas Khandwala College of Commerce, Arts and Management Studies

The vision of the institution is BhavishyaBharat: Education for all, Education for the youth and Education for the future of our country. Our emblem has three images : India, Shining Sun and the outline of human figures. The image below embodies the vision of the institution very aptly. As exhibited in the emblem, the institution is working at encouraging exuberance and values in the youth of India, so that India shines like the solitary sun in space. The Mission of our institution is to serve the society at large, and students belonging to linguistic minority in particular with commitment, dedication and devotion. The institution aims at providing overall education from KG to PG to Ph.D.

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Media coverage of Nagindas Khandwala College of Commerce, Arts and Management Studies, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra, Maharashtra

NAAC report of Nagindas Khandwala College of Commerce, Arts and Management Studies

INTRODUCTION
Malad Kandivli Education Society that runs educational institutions, manages Nagindas Khandwala College of Commerce & Arts established in 1983 situated in S.V. Road, Malad (West), Mumbai - 400 064, Maharashtra.

It is a co-educational linguistic minority institution serving the educational needs of western suburbs of Mumbai. This college is affiliated to Mumbai University. It offers four undergraduate degree programmes viz. B.Com., B.A - (Economics, Geography and Psychology), B.M.S. and B.Sc.-I.T. The first two degree programmes are under the Grant-in-aid Scheme and the latter two are under the self financing basis.

The College has a qualified teaching faculty strength of 28 (25 Permanent & 3 Temporary).

The college has an adequate team of non-teaching staff coming under grant-in-aid. There is a perceivable cohesion and spirit of understanding and camaraderie among them.

The peer team analysed the self study report submitted by the institution. During the institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments and verified the facilities and interacted with the Management, Principal, Heads of the Departments, Teaching & Non-Teaching Faculty, Students, Alumni/ae and Parents of the Students.

Based on the above exercise and following the criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer Team has come to an assessment of the institute that includes the commendable features of the institution as well as the areas of concern listed in the following pages.

CRITERION I : CURRICULAR ASPECTS
As an affiliated college of the University of Mumbai, the college follows the syllabi prescribed by the University for the Humanities, Sciences and Commerce Faculties at the undergraduate level in the annual pattern. All the courses offered by the college are career-oriented, meeting the objectives set by the institution.

To introduce a new programme, within the regulations of the University system, the college takes three to six months. Two job-oriented courses, one in Management Studies since 1999-2000 and the other in Information Technology since 2001-2002 under the semester pattern have been started recently. All the programmes offered in the college are in conformity with the mission, goals and objectives set by the institution.

Though there is limited scope for making dynamic changes in the syllabi as it is designed by the University, the teachers of the college indirectly contribute in formulating the syllabus by taking part in workshops and interacting with the members of the Boards of Studies of the University and Colleges. Thereby, the system ensures interaction with academic peers. Thus, with the existing freedom available under the present system, the institution tries to offer diversity in the choice of the subjects to the learners with reference to time frame, horizontal mobility and elective options. The college - industry - neighbourhood networking has been established in Management Studies Department in that BMS students are visiting industrial establishments periodically. The teachers of the college are invited by the neighbouring colleges to give lectures and to act as judges in various extra curricular activities. The college Auditorium, and the small playground are utilized for conducting social and religious activities leading to greater community interaction. Again, these activities match with goal and philosophy of the college management.

CRITERION II : TEACHING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Admission to various courses are made through entrance tests, past academic record and interview. Students who have shown outstanding performance in sports at the State / National level are given preference in admission. Being a minority institution, the college can admit 50% of the students under minority quota. The college has evolved a system of frequent interaction with the students to assess their knowledge and skill to the programmes admitted. The college conducts Bridge/remedial courses to the educationally disadvantaged students in different subjects so that the weaker students could reach optimum levels of academic attainment. For advanced learners special career-oriented subjects like Computer Science and Taxation are offered to the Third Year Degree students.

In addition to the college prospectus that carries information about the evaluation methods adopted in the college, the teachers also communicate this to the students at the beginning of the academic year. At the beginning of each term, a teaching plan is drawn up by each department that is strictly followed. The syllabus is also unitised. There is also a suitable mechanism to monitor the teaching schedule and to take proper measures for mid course correction. The college supplements the lecture method of teaching with learner - centered methods like giving assignments, conducting seminars, projects submission. Guest faculties are invited to give lectures to the students on relevant areas of concern at the appropriate time.

Overhead projectors and other audio-visual aids are also used to supplement classroom teaching. The college has a centralized media facility to prepare audio-visual and other teaching aids. Students are encouraged to participate at various competitions, Quiz programmes, Symposium, etc. The teachers update their knowledge and skill by attending national level seminars and conferences. Thus, the teaching faculty is fully competent to handle various programmes of study offered in the college. The various association activities conducted in the college provide ample scope for co-curricular and extra-curricular learning. The staff members must make a sincere effort to present papers at the various seminars.

Since the college follows the evaluation system as framed by the parent University, this evaluation procedure is communicated to the students at the beginning of the academic year. Project/Assignments form an integral part of the evaluative system in the college. The Third Year Final Examination is designed and conducted by the University of Mumbai. The college monitors the overall performance of the students thereby ensuring the achievements of the course objectives.

As mentioned earlier, the college has 28 faculty members, 23 Post Graduates, 4 M.Phils. and 1 Ph.D. The recruitment of the faculty into the institution is done by a duly constituted selection committee and the candidates with proper qualifications selected for teaching positions are approved by the University. The college encourages the teachers to update their professional expertise by allowing them to carry out research work on research projects, participate at national and international seminars apart from their participation at refresher and orientation programmes.

The college follows self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the faculty leading to the identification of the strengths and weaknesses of individual teachers.

CRITERION III : RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The Management of the college encourages the teachers to pursue research by giving them study leave. Some teachers have improved their qualifications by securing M.Phil. Degrees. At present, three members of the staff are doing Ph.D. The various extension activities carried out by the college cover Community Development, Social Work, Health and Hygienic Awareness, Blood Donation Camp, AIDS awareness, Tree Plantation, Personal Counselling, Book Bank, Students' Aid Fund. The college has been taking active interest in social and community activities. There are different associations to promote co-curricular and extra-curricular activities with a view to developing the all-round personality of the students. The NSS volunteers of the college have worked on different projects - like cleaning and beautification of the area, Anti-Plastic movement, social interaction with the villages in collaboration with various social organizations. The college has excelled itself in the field of sports activities having won many inter-collegiate tournaments.

As part of Extension activities, `the Career Guidance Cell' conducts academic counselling by inviting experts from diverse fields to speak on career options. The Students' Council of the college conducts Youth Festival thereby helping them to tap their innate creative potentials. The Peer Team is of the opinion that there is an urgent need for the staff members to obtain the research degrees as part of their professional advancement.

CRITERION IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college has two four storeyed buildings - the Main Building with lift facility and the New Building. The Main Building has 21 lecture rooms (16 big rooms and 5 small rooms), rooms for various administrative sections, Library, Psychology and Geography laboratories and a Computer Laboratory in the terrace. The New Building has an Auditorium, five lecture rooms, electronics laboratory and a library cum reading room., The construction of an additional floor in the new building is in progress to accommodate the newly started self-financing course B.Sc (I.T)

As of now, the college is functioning under the shift system along with the Junior College, if possible the management may think of shifting the Junior College to another convenient premise, enabling this college to run more job-oriented courses in the evenings. It is further suggested that the college can go for starting PG Courses.

The maintenance is carried out with Government grant and funds raised by the Management. The college has a full time Maintenance In-charge to carry out all the maintenance work on a continous basis with the help of external workers.

The college premise is made available to Professional Institutions like ICFAI, ICWAI, ICAI ICSI, IIT, APPLE and Railways for conducting classes, career counselling service and examinations and also for social and community development services.

The present method of issuing books required by students may be changed. Students may be permitted to have free access to shelves. Photocopying facility may be made available in the library. Computerization could be extended to other areas like lending of books and the book bank.

The college should have more Internet facility.

The college should think of providing computers to all the departments in a planned, progressive manner, so that the faculty can use the same for teaching and research work.

It would be better to establish a computer center with all the systems and other facilities put together, so as to meet the growing needs of all sections of students. The Computer center can also undertake steps to develop application packages in other areas of administration.

The college has no hostel facility. However, it is found that the majority of the students hail from neighbouring places of the college and therefore, the absence of the facility is not considered as drawback. In needy and deserving cases, the college gives guidance and support to obtain community accommodation.

CRITERION V : STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
Sufficient and relevant information on the college is published in prospectus annually giving details of admissions procedure, duration of terms, timing, programmes offered, college fees, rules, various prizes and a list of extra curricular activities. The materials are constantly updated.

Financial aid in the form of scholarships and freeships from central and state governments are provided to the deserving students.

The college offers prizes, awards and trophies to the meritorious students and a Best Student award every year.

A career guidance cell offers academic and placement counselling at present. It conducts programmes for self-employment and campus interviews.

Alumni / ae Association, started this year, is yet to become functional with its constitution, office bearers, members and activities.

The college has a number of recreational cum leisure time facilities that are made available to students.

The college with the help of faculty can motivate students to work for ranks in the university examination, since no university rank in any subject has been secured in recent years.

Interested students may be motivated and encouraged to take up competitive examinations and for this purpose the college can arrange for specialized coaching classes in appropriate sessions and classes.

A Placement Officer could be appointed to take care of placement and training programmes, self-employment schemes, and career guidance programmes. The career guidance cell may meet periodically the students, past students and other fellow aspirants to help them. It was observed that the majority of the students on completion of the course, join gainful employment in their own family business.

In the BMS programme, there is, as of now, only one full time staff member, supported by the faculty members drawn from BCom/BA teachers of the college on hourly remuneration basis and visiting and guest faculties. The Peer Team is of the opinion that there should be a minimum of two core faculty for this course and adequately supported by the visiting & the guest faculties. Students' feed back on various aspects of academic programmes may be obtained every year.

CRITERION VI : ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
With a view to providing and ensuring proper management of administrative, financial and academic functions and also monitoring students' activities of the college, there are committees in the organizational structure of the college like Local Managing Committee, the College Committee and other committees such as Examination Committee, Unfair Means Enquiry Committee, Attendance Committee, Discipline Committee, Internal Assessment Steering Cell, Time Table Committee, Arts Council, Students' Council, Gymkhana and Magazine Committee. The Local Managing Committee is constituted as per the requirement of the statutes of Maharashtra Universities Act, 1994, comprising representatives of the management, teachers, non-teaching staff members and members of the other eminent bodies. (The Principal is the member secretary of the Local Managing Committee). It looks into budgetary allocation, staff relation and student performance. The College Committee is constituted by the management of the society and for all intents and purposes it is the standing committee of the management. The members of the committee meet every Saturday providing guidelines for the smooth functioning of the college.

All other committees referred to earlier are constituted by the Principal for the effective and smooth functioning of the college.

The Heads of Departments have periodical review meetings with the teaching staff.
The Principal reviews the working of the college by conducting periodical meetings of the Heads of Departments and teaching and non-teaching staff members.

The work efficiency of Non-Teaching Staff is monitored by the Principal and Vice-Principal in association with a Registrar and two Superintendents.

Loans from the employees' co-operative credit society and provident fund are available to the teaching and non-teaching staff.

Professional development programmes for the Non-Teaching Staff members are also conducted.

There is an informal grievance redressal machinery to take care of teaching and non-teaching staff grievances.

The Peer Team is happy to note that the Principal plays an important role in creating an atmosphere for academic improvement and healthy environment.

CRITERION VII : HEALTHY PRACTICES
Staff Self-Appraisal Mechanism followed annually sharing views and helping the colleagues improve their qualitative teachings are the steps taken for internal quality checks.

Regular meetings of the Heads of Departments with the Principal, inter departmental meetings, staff meeting conducted every month, participatory approach in all academic aspects ensure strategic planning, team work and decision-making.

Activities such as sale of rakhis made by mentally retarded children, AIDS awareness programme and exhibition clean and green Mumbai construction of 48 toilets under Tribal Development Project, College Tobacco Free Zone, Cancer awareness and prevention programme, collection of funds for the Gujarat Earthquake Relief Fund and Kargil Relief Fund by N.S.S. volunteers of the college deserve appreciation and certainly inculcate civic responsibilities among students. Celebration of National Days and important festivals of all religions may be organized to imbibe the spirit of national integration and religious harmony among students.

The college encourages NSS volunteers and NCC cadets to attend leadership camp and National integration camp. The activities of departmental associations and competitions by Arts Circle certainly help the all round personality development of students.

The activities undertaken by departmental associations, NSS units and NCC are an indication of the efforts of the college to bring in community orientation.

The college takes adequate steps to promote general and transferable skills among students by arranging seminars and workshops and visit to industries.

Interview at entry point with parents, regular parents' meet and inculcating punctuality are a few specific innovations that contributed to the growth of the college.

The college can explore possibilities for establishing linkages with national institutions for getting academic expertise in banking and auditing sectors.

The college can think of establishing industrial linkages especially since the college is situated in a city like Mumbai with a lot of industries around.

OVERALL ANALYSIS :
The Peer Team, after going through the self-study report and after its visit to various academic and physical facilities is much impressed by the progress of Nagindas Khandwala College of Commerce and Arts in terms of translating the goals and mission of the college into concrete action.

The enlightened management of the Malad Kandivli Education Society, the Principal, the staff members, teaching and non-teaching, have played a significant role in achieving this. The college, over the years, has been imparting quality education, rendering valuable service towards social and community development and inculcating good discipline to the younger generation.

The Peer Team would like to commend a number of salient features - the institution's total dedication and complete involvement in promoting quality assurance in higher education.

Constant encouragement and support given by the management to the college in the implementation of academic programmes

Commitment and dedication of the teaching and non-teaching staff

Good discipline maintained in the institution

Specific innovations introduced in the college at the time of admission of the students like meetings conducted with the parents of the students seeking admission into the institution

Sincere efforts of the Management in promoting student participation in various activities, in inculcating civic responsibilities to the students, in developing all-round personality of the learners and also providing counseling sessions periodically to the students

Sincere efforts of the institution to promote student participation and achievement in sports

Maximum use of infrastructure and other physical facilities in the college

Decentralization and Democratization in the functioning of the various Associations, Management, Academic and Administrative Committees, use of strategic planning methods, teamwork and participatory methods in decision- making process

Staff self-appraisal mechanism, the sharing of views among the teachers and helping them to improve their academic skills to ensure internal quality checks

However, the Peer Team is of the opinion that excellence is a continous process and hence, there is scope for improvement at every stage. With this in mind, the Committee offers the following suggestions :

The library needs more space and modernization.

The computer lab needs strengthening; more internet and computer facility should be made available to the staff and student

The teachers should be encouraged to obtain research degrees and undertake research projects

The institution should think of instituting a formal mechanism for collecting the feedback from the students on various aspects of teaching - learning process.

Steps may be taken to strengthen alumni/ae association so that it can serve as a link between college and community. It can also come forward and establishing scholarships to the students.

The college should take measure for establishing national linkages especially increasing training and research programmes in the city of Mumbai offering excellent scope.

Prof. (Dr.) Ramakistayya
(Chairman)

Prof. (Dr.) Santhanam
(Member)

Prof.(Dr.) A. G. Leonard
(Member)

(Mrs. Ancy Jose)
Principal

Date : 22nd February, 2002.



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