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Shree Shankar Narayan Education Trusts Shankar Narayan College of Arts and Commerce, Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra
Shree Shankar Narayan Education Trusts Shankar Narayan College of Arts and Commerce, Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra
Address:Navghar, Mahavidyalaya Marg, Bhayandar(E)Thane
Mumbai (Bombay) (District Mumbai (Bombay))
Maharashtra, IndiaPin Code : 401105
Shree Shankar Narayan Education Trusts Shankar Narayan College of Arts and Commerce, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Non-Aided.
Principal of Shree Shankar Narayan Education Trusts Shankar Narayan College of Arts and Commerce, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra is Dr.V.N.Yadav.
Shree Shankar Narayan Education Trusts Shankar Narayan College of Arts and Commerce 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.
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CoursesShree Shankar Narayan Education Trusts Shankar Narayan College of Arts and Commerce, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Information Technology, Business Management stream(s).
B.A, B.Com, B.Sc(IT), B.M.S
Approval details: Shree Shankar Narayan Education Trusts Shankar Narayan College of Arts and Commerce is affiliated with University of Mumbai (UoM), Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Profile of Shree Shankar Narayan Education Trusts Shankar Narayan College of Arts and CommerceShree Shankar Narayan Education Trust, was formed in the year 1993 to promote higher education in and around Mira-Bhayandar. Under the dynamic leadership of Shri. Rohidasji Patil the Trust laid the foundation of Shankar Narayan College of Arts and Commerce in the year 1994. The outreach programmes offered to students enhanced various personalities in academic, sports and cultural activities. Active participation in extension outreach programmes are exposing students to the modern method of work culture.
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NAAC report of Shree Shankar Narayan Education Trusts Shankar Narayan College of Arts and CommerceSection - I : Introduction
Shree Shankar Narayan Education Trust founded its flagship institution, Shankar Narayan College (SNC) of Arts and Commerce in September 1994 with the ennobling vision of 'Vidya Param Daivatam" - "Education is the Supreme God" - and the mission of providing easy accessibility of value-based higher education to the student community of Mira-Bhayandar area predominantly inhabited by the underprivileged sections of the society. It is now permanently affiliated to the University of Mumbai and has received UGC recognition under sections 2(f) and 12 (B) in December 2003. In the academic year 2001-02 the college started BSc. IT Course. Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) Degree course was started in 2003-04. The college also introduced B.Com (Banking & Insurance) and B.Com (Accounting & Finance) from the academic year 2004-05 with the objective of providing self-employment opportunities for its graduates. The area of the college campus is 2.28 acres i.e. 10,800 square meters located in Navghar village near Bhayander Railway station of Thane District.
The Vision of the college is:
Accessibility of higher education to the students of Mira -Bhayandar area.
Providing education irrespective of caste, creed, and religion.
Service to neighbourhood/community and society at large.
Working towards development of all-round personality of student community.
Providing comprehensive and value-based education, sustaining the cultural and ethical background.
Developing spirit of team-work and leadership qualities and healthy work culture.
The College offers 6 (six) UG academic programmes 4(four) of which are self-financing courses. There are 20 departments under the faculties of Arts (7 depts.), Commerce (11 depts.), Applied Science-IT (1 dept.) and Management (1 dept.).
The College has 11 permanent members and 13 temporary/contractual of teaching staff for traditional courses. 2 teachers hold Ph. D degree, 3 hold M. Phil and the remaining six hold Post-graduate degrees as their highest qualification. 17 temporary members of the faculty are specifically appointed for self-financed courses, 11 of them are male and the other 6 female. All temporary teachers have PG Degree as the highest qualification. The Administrative Staff is 25 strong of which 22 are male. Technical staff comprises 1 female.
The student enrolment for the conventional aided courses is 2108 of which 1258 are male and 850 are female. Out of these, 13 male students and 7 female students belong to the states other than Maharasthra and the rest come from Maharashtra State. Enrolment in self-financing courses is 229 of which 184 are male and remaining 45 female. Of these, 4 male students come from other states and there is 1 male NRI student.
The unit cost of education in the college is Rs.4158/- for the aided courses and Rs.12,738/- for the unaided courses. The college follows Annual System for the temporal plan of regular B.A./ B.Com courses and semester system for B.Sc. (IT)., BMS and B.Com (Banking and Insurance as well as an Accounting & Finance) courses. Support services provided by the college comprise Central Library, Computer Centre, Canteen, Welfare Scheme, Grievance Redressal Cell, Vehicle Parking Shed, Separate Common Rooms for Boys & Girls, teaching and non-teaching staff, Auditorium, Purified Drinking Water and Fax. Arrangements are also made for medical care and printing press as and when the need arises.
The SNC has established collaboration/linkages with Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI), British Council Library, and Indian Merchants' Chamber.
The college management runs two other institutions of learning besides this college. The revenue raised by the college through the self-financing courses is Rs.16,94,186/-. Having been in existence for more than a decade, the SNC volunteered to undergo the process of assessment and accreditation by NAAC and submitted a detailed Self-Study Report (SSR) to the latter for the purpose.
NAAC constituted a Peer Team to validate the SSR. The Peer Teem comprised the following members.
Prof. Pravin J. Patel, Chairperson
Former Vice Chancellor,
Sardar Patel University,
Vallabh Vidynagar (Gujarat)
Prof. Nageshwar Rao, Member
Ex-Dean and Ex-Director ,
Institute of Management
Vikram University, Ujjain (M.P.)
Prof. N. G. Sabhahit, Member Coordinator
Bangurnagar Arts, Science & Commerce College &
Coordinator, Karnatak University PG Centre in
Pulp & Paper Technology
The Peer Team visited the college on the 16th and 17th of February 2006. During the visit the team members went round all the facilities available in the institution, held discussions with various stake-holders including the Principal, the management, the faculty, the students and the representative groups of parents and alumni. Based upon these interactions and on the basis of the SSR submitted by the college the Peer Team makes the following report to NAAC:
Section - II : Criterion wise Report
Criterion I - Curricular Aspects
SNC offers 8 subjects in Arts stream with a pool of 5 optional subjects out of which 3 are to be chosen. In the 3 year-Commerce stream 14 subjects are offered with options under applied component papers. In professional courses, B.Sc (IT) has 29 theory papers and a project work in 6 semesters, while BMS and B.Com (Banking & Insurance), B.Com (Accounting & Finance) have 40 modules of theory papers each. In addition, the college conducts contact programmes of BA/B.Com of the Institute of Distance Education, University of Mumbai. SNC is also a study center for BA/BCom courses of Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik. While the regular BA and BCom courses lead to basic first degree for general entry into careers, professional courses of BMS, B.Sc (IT), B.Com (Banking & Insurance) and B.Com (Accounting & Finance) provide career-oriented specialized degrees.
The flexibility available to the students with the programmes is as per the university norms in the form of elective or non-core options. Curricular programmes have theory and empirical inputs and are supplemented through co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in the college in tune with the mission and goals of the college i.e. overall personality development of the students.
Feedback on curricula is obtained informally from academic peers through membership of University Boards of Studies and Boards of Examination. The Principal as a member of the Board of Studies has contributed to the curriculum
development. Innovations in curricular designing such as modular syllabi and multi-disciplinary approach are within the framework of the university curricula. The college has a limited role in curricula development as it has to adopt the curriculum prescribed by Mumbai University.
The college has established networking with neighboring industrial establishments and organizations for the student's project work and study visits.
Criterion II : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The selection of students for admission to various courses in the college is monitored by a duly constituted Admission Committee and based primarily on the academic record of students giving due weightage to in-house preference, reservation policy, socio-economic backwardness etc. Admission to BMS course is through the Common Entrance Examination of the University.
SNC identifies educationally disadvantaged students and slow learners and pays special attention to improve their performance through remedial courses. Advanced learners are encouraged in curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities. Faculty members prepare teaching plans which are discussed and reviewed in monthly departmental meetings with the Principal where syllabus coverage is also monitored.
To supplement the lecture method of teaching, technology-aided methods are adopted using charts, OHP, Computers, LCD, VCD etc. Seminars, Workshops, Guest Lectures, Drill-and-Exercise Method, Group Discussions, Question-Answer Sessions are also conducted to supplement the chalk-and-talk method.
The college has innovative teaching practices like 'Accounting Campus' and 'Sanskar Method'. They also use globes and maps in dealing with subjects like Political Science/Environmental Science. Teaching plans are prepared by the teachers and adhered to. Accountancy department has developed its study material, including a few CDs. For having practical inputs, visits to C.A. firms are also carried out. Projects in English Writing, History, Computers, Political Science and Economics are substantially improving the learning process of the students.
Hand Writing Competition, Dialogue Reading Competition, Poetry Reading Competition etc. are being conducted extensively in core subjects like Hindi and Marathi. The college has also floated Marathi Vangmay Mandal and Hindi Sahitya Parishad. Practical training also resulted in development of craft skills among students. In Essay Writing Competition, the college has also won 'Bhavan's Rotating Trophy'. Project work and industrial visits are prescribed for specialized courses. Monitoring of project work is being done on regular basis.
The college has 235 working days in an academic year of which 180 are teaching days. 98% of classes are taught by full-time and contract faculty, the remaining 2% being taught by visiting faculty. The ratio of the teaching to non-teaching staff is 41:25. The teacher-student ratio is 1:63.
Evaluation methods and rules of examinations are intimated to the students through printed college prospectus, display on notice boards, class circulation etc. As and when teaching positions are created faculty staff is recruited as per UGC guidelines. The college also follows the prescribed selection procedure.
The college has freedom to appoint temporary ad-hoc teaching staff and resources to pay them under the scheme of self-financed courses.
Performance of the faculty staff is evaluated through self-appraisal method. Self-appraisal reports filed by teachers are further evaluated by the Principal and the management and observations are sent back to the teachers as feed back for their improvement. In addition, the Principal also collects formal /informal information about the classroom teaching of the teachers and reviews the same with the concerned faculty members.
Six members of the faculty have attended orientation programmes, one has attended Refresher Course and 11 faculty members have attended workshops in their respective subjects during the last two years. However more faculty members be motivated to participate in workshops and seminars outside Mumbai.
The College has developed interactions with ICFAI, British Council Library, Indian Merchants' Chamber and IGIDR (India Gandhi Institute of Development Research) for the purpose of library facility.
Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
SNC encourages research through setting up of a Research Committee for project submission and by allowing necessary adjustments in the teaching schedule. The college publishes an in-house magazine Vinay.
Two teachers are pursuing Ph.D. and one is pursuing M.Phil.
One major research project was undertaken by a faculty member in political science dept. It is funded by the UGC to the tune of Rs.1,45,000/-.
Faculty is providing formal academic/professional consultancy in a few instances.
Three members of the teaching staff look after the NSS activities as NSS officers. Extension activities and outreach programmes of the college include Community Development, Health and Hygiene Awareness, Aids Awareness, Pulse Polio Immunization Project, Disaster Management , Traffic Control, Environment Awareness, Medical & Blood Donation Camps, Drug Abuse Awareness etc. are monitored by the NSS wing. The college has three units of NSS, with a capacity of 300 volunteers. The college has also organized the zonal level activities of NSS regarding poster competition and debate.
The college premises and facilities are also used by other sister institutions of the management as well as external agencies such as the Open University, Nashik, Distance Education Institution of the University of Mumbai, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for conduct of classes and examinations, Central and State Government Competitive Examinations and also various cultural, social and religious organizations.
Students are encouraged to participate in extension programmes by award of grace marks in accordance with the University Act and with Prizes and Certificates.
Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college building has 4 floors in addition to the ground floor. The auditorium is situated in the other new building of the sister institution, i.e. Polytechnic. There are 22 big class rooms and 8 small class rooms, offices of the Chairman of the Management Committee, Principal, Administrative Office, Computer Laboratory, Library, Common Rooms for Boys and Girls, NSS Room, Billiard Room and Drinking Water facility. The terrace of the building also serves as common restroom. There is also parking space for vehicles along with gymkhana, canteen and garden in the premises. Buildings and facilities provided are reasonably adequate.
Maintenance of the infrastructure is done through outsourced engineering support. Sweepers and peons are employed for regular upkeep. The existing infrastructure is put to optimum use by running classes of various courses from 7.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
There is a Library Committee to look after the working of the library. The library has links with the British Council Library and the Indian Merchants' Chamber. Book Bank facility is provided to needy students. Every year around 100 sets of text books are distributed to the students. Computerization of the library is in progress. The library has 6645 volumes on its shelves and works from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on all working days of the college. Total collection of books is 15215 costing Rs. 21.61 lacs. Most of the books are related to traditional courses of B.A./B.Com. Twenty journals and ten magazines are also subscribed. Facilities of reprography, computers, internet, audio/video cassettes and inter-library loan are provided in the library.
There is a central computer facility, consisting of three Computer Laboratories, are kept open from 7.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on all working days and even on holidays when needed. Computer facility is provided also in the library, administrative office and Staff Common Room.
Indoor and outdoor sports facilities are provided to the students and the sports activities are coordinated by the Gymkhana Committee. The college encourages the outstanding sports persons with incentives such as sports quota in admission, grace marks as per university rules, allowances, providing of the sportswear and special awards. Six students of the college have participated in sports meets and shown outstanding performance by winning 1 and 4 gold medals at the state and regional levels respectively. Many silver/gold medals at the national and one silver medal at the international levels were won by the students. The college has no hostels but the needy students are provided with information about the hostel facility available elsewhere.
The college is already constructing a 7-floor building for canteen, gymkhana, library, and for professional courses. The college is also planning to develop a playground on a 3-hector piece of land, adjacent to the college, allotted by the state government.
Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
65% of the students appear for the examinations after the stipulated period of study. The dropout rate is about 35%. The systematic record keeping of students' progression to employment/further studies has started. The college publishes updated prospectus every year containing information on academic programmes offered, evaluation methods, fee structure, information on scholarships, library etc.
The college has conducted a special training camp for recruitment in defense services, with encouraging results.
Several scholarships and freeships under various categories from Central & State Governments are available to the students. As many as 100 students have been recipients of scholarships and freeships in the last 2 years. The college has instituted a good number of prizes for academic excellence and sports and cultural talents.
A placement cell of 5 placement officers is available in the college and 8 students already got jobs through this cell. General and personal counseling is provided by the teachers. Every class has a teacher-mentor. This has brought good results. Teachers are making all efforts to strengthen the strengths and weaken weaknesses of the students individually. Faculty of the college have played appreciable role in motivating students. As a result, the college was declared as the best college thrice by three different colleges of Mumbai in three different years, based on its performance in several cultural events. The teachers also have played an important role in building remarkable confidence in a physically challenged student. Now, the student can perform dance and his name is being entered in Limca Book of Records. Students' Council also organizes various cultural programmes. Drama Association is also formed to promote cultural talents of the students. Students themselves organize different activities, Uddan-2006, an intercollegiate youth festival is an example of this kind. Alumni Association has been formed in 2004 in the college.
The college provides facilities for indoor games, outdoor games, nature club, debate club, students' magazine, cultural programmes, audio/video facilities, dance and music competitions, essay writing, drama association and literary club.
Criterion VI : Organisation and Management
SNC has an internal coordination and monitoring mechanism. The management committee, the apex body, coordinates strategic planning, resource management, and mission and goal realization. Local Management Committee (LMC) constituted once in five years is a democratic set up which guides the smooth functioning and administration of the college. A Quality Assurance Cell is also formed recently.
Top management is cordial and all members of the managing committee are receptive to the needs and requirements of the college. The services of teaching and non-teaching staff are used for greater effectiveness and efficiency of the college. Management raises funds to meet their strategic needs as and when it is required.
The Principal, being in the pivotal position in the organization, maintains the line of communication at all levels and is assisted in the coordination and smooth running of the activities by various committees comprising members of the staff.
The college has several such committees like Admission Committee, Academic Calendar Committee, Library Committee, Attendance Committee, Discipline Committee, Examination Committee, Unfair Means Enquiry Committee and Quality Assurance Cell. Student activities are coordinated through the Students' Council, Gymkhana Committee, NSS Unit, Drama Association, and Literacy Associations.
The college conducts periodical review of management and organization and has engaged external agencies like computer experts, external moderators for evaluation etc. The work efficiency of the non-teaching staff is reviewed periodically by the Principal and the Office Superintendent and the college has conducted computer training programmes for the administrative staff.
The fee structure of the college for the aided and self-financing courses is prescribed by the university of Mumbai. Budgeting and auditing are done to ensure proper accounting. The academic and administrative expenditure of the college during the previous year were Rs. 46,04,123/- and Rs.43,39,900/- respectively. The Grievance Redressal Cell is set up in the college and a Suggestion Box is kept in the college. The grievances of the students and staff are redressed by the Principal and, if needed, by the management. The staff welfare measures include guidance in getting personal loans, felicitation of the senior members of the teaching and non-teaching staff on the Foundation Day.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
SNC has adopted modern management concepts and techniques such as strategic planning, team work at all levels and internal quality checks. A Quality Assurance Cell is also formed recently.
Although no formal twinning programmes and MoUs with industry and institutions exist, the college makes informal efforts to develop linkages with the industry. Research and library collaborations are established with academic and professional organizations like the British council and the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India.
The conventional academic programmes are strengthened by introducing professional, career-oriented, self-financing courses of B.Sc. (IT), BMS and B-Commerce (Banking & Insurance and Accounting & Finance). The Open University course and distance education mode introduced in the college also contribute to the strengthening of the academics. The other healthy practices include imparting of value-based education and instilling of civic responsibilities among the students through the following activities:
Regular celebration of the Independence Day, the Republic Day and the Teacher's Day to promote patriotism, national pride, and value inculcation.
Celebration of all religious festivals in the college to promote national integration, communal harmony, and enhancement of moral values.
Awareness rallies organized on AIDS, Anti-plastic, Anti-drug and environment themes.
Prompt and voluntary gesture of collecting donations and contributions by students and rendering the much needed help to the victims of natural calamities like earthquake in Kutch and Tsunami along the coast.
Banning of smoking and gutka in the college premises
Tree plantation and maintenance of garden in the campus.
Blood donation by students and staff, and cleanliness drive in slum areas.
Setting up of nature club in the college.
Poster competition on various social themes.
Maintaining live contacts with the parents for the exchange of feedback.
Students participating in surveys on 'Rural Development and Watershed Management" as well as 'Urbanization and Population of Mira-Bhayandar Region at Jawhar'.
Conduct of seminars and open session on 'Environmental Management and "Watershed Management"
Year round co-curricular activities under the banner of sports and cultural associations like Marathi Vangmay Mandal, Hindi Sahitya Parishad and Drama Association.
Weaker students taken care of academically through remedial courses, financially with book loans from the book bank and providing installment facility for payment of fees.
Meritorious students and dedicated faculty/non-teaching staff are felicitated on the Foundation Day of the college.
Section III : Overall Analysis
SNC as an institution of higher education in semi-urban area of Mira Bhayandar region catering to economically weaker and educationally disadvantaged sections of the society has shown a fairly commendable performance as enumerated at various points in the preceding section. Its main strength lies in its concerted efforts towards academic excellence in conventional courses ably supported and strengthened by the starting of professional, career-oriented and self-financing courses, its sensitization to innovative modern techniques of management, fairly adequate infrastructure and other support facilities, exposure of students to technology and computer aided learning, and its stress on imparting moral and value education for all round development of student's personality. Proposals have been sent to the UGC for Women's Study Center and Gandhian Study Center. Achievements of its students in sports, cultural activities, and extension activities though NSS are also commendable.
However, a few recommendations will surely further improve its performance and enhance quality and greater relevance to the society around:
Vision, Mission, and Objectives be restated separately, and more precisely to direct its energies in a focused way towards the emerging opportunities and challenges in higher education.
The college would do well to restructure the existing departments, and add more short-term courses (Certificates and Diploma) to run concurrently with the conventional degree courses. Ample funding is available from the UGC for this, and self-financing also may be thought of.
Keeping in tune with its vision of easy accessibility of higher education in the area, the college may start a few PG programmes.
Computer facility be further strengthened and upgraded to make it an effective tool for the students at large. A few more licensed softwares be acquired. SPSS software may also be installed for promoting research and publication of the faculty. Internet facility be provided to all the students.
The teacher-student ratio needs to be suitably balanced for better rapport with students. More sincere efforts be made to appoint permanent faculty at lower and middle level.
Faculty members may be further encouraged and motivated to take up research projects, publication of books and articles in reputed journals, participation in seminars and workshops as well as for giving professional consultancy to the industrial and commercial establishments around.
Though the present physical infrastructure is fairly good it may need strengthening to make it more functional. Sports talents would get better motivation and impetus if they are provided with a playground facility. Construction of hostels may become a necessity in the years to come. NSS Unit be further strengthened by providing more space to it.
Library needs to be strengthened with respect to the following:
Separate reading room
Installing Inflibnet facility
Procuring more volumes for professional courses.
The college would surely gain in stature by establishing formal linkages with surrounding industrial units and commercial establishments for placements, such linkages may also be established with academic institutions of repute for teaching, library & research initiatives.
Placement cell of the college can play a more active role.
The Peer Team members thank Mr. Rohidas Patil, Chairman of the Management Committee of the college and all the members of the committee. The team also thanks Principal Dr. S B. Singh, and other stake-holders for the fruitful interactions they have had with them. The team is also grateful to all the members of the teaching and non-teaching staff for the cooperation and courtesies extended to the members of the team during their stay and visit to the college.
Prof. Pravin J. Patel
Prof. Nageshwar Rao
Prof. N. G. Sabhahit
Dr. S B. Singh
Shankar Narayan College
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