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Ramanand Arya DAV College, Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra
Address:Station Road, Datar Colony, Bhandup(East)
Mumbai (Bombay) (District Mumbai (Bombay))
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 400042


Ramanand Arya DAV College, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Ramanand Arya DAV College, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra was established on / in 2008-09.


Principal of Ramanand Arya DAV College, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra is DR.AJAY MURLIDHAR BHAMARE.

Ramanand Arya DAV College 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 Ramanand Arya DAV College, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra is 259005138.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Ramanand Arya DAV College, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra are 9833552608.

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Contact Details of Ramanand Arya DAV College, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-22-25661816, 25666691, 25652921


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Ramanand Arya DAV College, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra runs course(s) in Commerce stream(s).
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NAAC report of Ramanand Arya DAV College

Section 1 : Preface
The Ramanand Arya DAV College volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore. The Self-Study Report (SSR) was submitted by the institution to NAAC in December, 2003. A Peer Team was constituted by the Council to visit the institution and validate the SSR. The Peer Team comprised of Prof. L.N. Dahiya, Former Pro Vice-Chancellor, M.D. University, Rohtak, Haryana as Chairman and Dr. N.N. Jani, Head, Department of Computer Science, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujrat and Prof. Newman Fernandes, Principal, St. Xavier's College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mapusa, Goa, as Members. Dr. N.N. Jani also very efficiently co-ordinated the Peer Team visit from 28th to 30th March, 2004.

The college, established by the Tokaram Ramanand Arya Charitable Trust, Bombay, started functioning in August, 1988. It caters to the educational needs of students belonging to middle, lower-middle and poor class urban families in the city of Mumbai. The college receives grant-in-aid from the Government of Maharashtra and generates its own resources through self-financing courses. The college is managed by Uttari Bharat Sabha (Punjabi). The college is recognized as a minority institution under Article 30(I) of the Constitution of India. The college is spread over an area of 5865 square mts. and is affiliated to the University of Mumbai. It is yet to be recognized by the U.G.C. under Section 2f and 12B of the U.G.C. Act. The unit cot of education is Rs. 8048.00.

The students' strength in the college is 1567, of which 92 are PG students. The overall proportion of female students to total students is about 37 per cent. However, the number of female students is more than the number of males at PG level.

There are 18 permanent, one temporary and three part-time teachers, of which only two are Ph.D. degree holders and two M.Phil. All the sanctioned teaching posts are filled. There are 13 (03 technical and 10 administrative staff) non-teaching employees. The teacher student ratio is 1 : 71.

The college has 19 class rooms, central library, auditorium, separate boys and girls common rooms, computer centre, staff room, gymkhana, canteen and vehicle parking shed. The college does not possess adequate playgrounds of its own, but has indoor facilities for table tennis, carrom, etc. It has several electronic gadgets and teaching aids. The banking facility also exists in the vicinity of the college.

The Peer Team carefully studied and analyzed the SSR submitted by the college and went through all the relevant documents, visited all the departments and facilities and interacted with various constituents of the institution such as Principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the college. This exercise enabled the team to have an on-site observation of the academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and various support services and infrastructure of the institution. Based on the above exercise, and keeping in view the seven criteria developed by NAAC, the Peer Team has taken up the assessment and accreditation of the institution.

Section 2 : Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
The college was established to provide higher education to the economically challenged and educationally backward Bhandup and surrounding area. This is the goal of the college with the defined objectives for quality education, personality development, social awareness and ultimately the economic upliftment of the people.

The college is offering a number of programmes to meet these objectives. At Under Graduate level, there are three programmes: B.Com., BMS and B.Sc. (I.T.) and at Post Graduate level the M.Com. programme is currently being run. The BMS & B.Sc. (I.T.) are self financed. For all these programmes, the college has affiliation with the University of Mumbai. The college also offers three Advanced Diplomas in Computers.

The college offers 20 papers at B.Com. level. The students undergoing B.Com. programme learn core subjects as well as subjects like Export Marketing, Taxation, Macro and Micro Economics, Business Laws besides Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Systems. The B.Com. graduates have an opportunity to go for M.Com. programme. The M.Com. programme has 4 papers in Part I and 4 papers in Part II.

The college offers 42 modules of theory papers in BMS programme which has been introduced with the aim of imparting management education at an undergraduate level, to develop middle level managerial cadre. In this programme, the focus is on career orientation with summer training, case studies and projects at industries.

The college offers B.Sc. (I.T.) programmes which comprises of 25 papers and a project work to be completed in an industry / organization / institution. The programme caters to the needs of students in understanding the wide spectrum of information technology and its interfaces with other discipline to support information technology driven smart business. A student passing HSC with science stream with Mathematics as one of the subjects can opt for B.Sc. (I.T.).

The college is making efforts to enhance programme options by way of introduction of B.Sc. (Bio-technology) programme for which an application has been made to the University and Government of Maharashtra for approval.

The college has a desire to start night college to provide an opportunity of education to the larger number of students. The course curricula are designed and revised at university level. The teachers from the college have no representation, at present, on the Board of Studies, but they are indirectly involved in workshops for revising the syllabi.

Criterion II : Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
The college is located in an area surrounded by economically poor and lower middle class families whose wards are admitted to junior college of the same Management. From here they can join directly the under graduate programme at this college. The admission procedures prescribed by the University is followed.

For the BMS programme, the University used to hold an entrance test for admission and merit list was generated. In future, the college is allowed to conduct its own test for admission. For B.Sc. (I.T.) programme, the merit list is generated by the college based on Junior College score and performance in personal interviews. Admissions are granted on merit. Admissions are granted strictly on merit for the M.Com. programme.

The teaching strategy consists of class room instructions, supplemented with OHP and LCD supported presentations. In programmes like BMS and B.Sc. (I.T.), the faculty is able to provide personalized care in problem solving, in the teaching-learning process. The teaching learning process is strengthened by arranging lectures from invited speakers from industries / organization. Students are motivated to develop presentation skills, cultural skills, social service skills through NSS programmes which are organized by the college individually, as well as in association with NGOs. The college has a close liaison with active NGOs of the surrounding area.

Since the college is affiliated to the University of Mumbai, the evaluation system is according to the pattern set by the University. The college conducts test in each term for each paper, to monitor the progress of the students. The academic calendar is followed meticulously.

The teaching staff is recruited as per the norms and prescribed procedures of the University. 18 teachers have participated in State and National level Seminars. Four teachers are offering their services as Resource Person at University level. The college follows self-appraisal method in evaluating their teachers. One state level seminar on the theme 'Business Ethics' was organized by the Commerce department.

The college has no formal linkage with the industries, but arranges students' visits to industries for the purpose of involvement in case studies, project work study and presentation. This interaction brings confidence and skills of the students to work more effectively in the real work environment.

The college encourages students in the co-curricular activities such as organization of seminars, competitions, cultural activities, sports etc., to develop multidirectional skills.

The faculty members who are using audio-visual aids such as OHP and LCD along with the traditional class room teaching, need to focus on learner-centric-learning.

Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
The research, consultancy and extension activities are yet to take off in this institution. The teachers may initiate research work submitting research proposals for minor and major research projects to the concerned agencies, as well as management. The faculty may provide consultancy to small and medium sized industries, with the involvement of students in the process. These efforts will boost the research and consultancy activities.

Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The total area of the college is 5865.61 square mts. and the carpet area is 2855.61 square mts. The college has adequate infrastructural facilities but they are shared with the junior college run by the same Management. The college B.Com. classes being at 7.00 a.m. and end at 11.30 a.m. In order to meet the new infrastructural demands, the college management wants to construct three additional floors. Donors have come forward to help the college in this context. The maintenance of the building is done by the management.

An effort is made for the optimum utilization of the building as well as the space around it. The college facilities are also used by external agencies. There is a College Beautification Committee, which alongwith NSS volunteers, looks after the garden.

The Library has 10245 books and subscribes to 17 journals and 26 magazines. There is an approved Librarian, who is also the Member-Secretary of the Library Committee. Recently, four PCs have been acquired for the Library with dial-up internet facilities. The library is interconnected with three libraries from the city. The Library has a book bank scheme which is provided under the Mumbai University Book Bank Scheme. The college is in the process of computerizing all the library activities.

The college has altogether 49 PCs, out which 23 are placed in Lab I, on the ground floor, and 10 in the Lab II, on the third floor. No department has PC of its own, but the library and laboratory computer facilities are used by the faculty. The computers are maintained through an annual maintenance contract.

In addition to the first aid box, the services of Dr. Kalyani are available for emergency health related problems.

There are extremely good gymkhana facilities in the college. The total area of the gymkhana is 243.81 square mts. The junior college has acquired modern physical fitness facilities which are used by the college. One student won the 1st place in 20 kms walk, at the inter-collegiate level, in 2003 - 2004. The sports persons are encouraged with medals, trophies, certificates and sports gear.

The college does not have an hostel, but students are helped to obtain accommodation.

Criterion V: Student Support Progression
Every year, the college issues a prospectus which gives all the details regarding admissions, the fee structure, refund rules, terms for the year, a list of managing committee members, a list of subjects, rules of discipline and attendance, rules regarding exams and information about scholarships.

There is an alumni association which has been recently formed in 2002 - 2003.

Besides the scholarships awarded by the government, the children of the employees are granted freeships. The college has an employment cell which has a tie-up with Sycomore Placement Service.

A counselor visits the college once a week, and provides counseling for behavioural problems and for career choice. Foreign students have not yet sought admission in this college. The college has admitted NRI students in the past.

Dial-up internet facilities have been made available for the college students, since the beginning of the current academic year. Opportunities are provided to the students to nurture, develop and exhibit their talents through debates, elocutions, essay-writings, other literary activities and different forms of art.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
All the college activities are co-ordinated and monitored through several committees under the supervision and guidance from the Principal. These committees deal with academic, administrative and co-curricular matters.

The college has Cells, Clubs and Fora such as the Lawyers Club, Quizzers' Club, Women Development Cell, Cultural Forum, Literary Forum, Commerce & Economic Forum, Forum for budding Accountants, in addition to National Service Scheme.

Though no external agencies have been appointed during the last three years to improve the organization and management, efforts are made in this direction.

The Head Clerk allots duties to the non-teaching staff and supervises their work. Professional development programmes have been organized for the non-teaching staff. The faculty is selected through proper advertisements, as specified by the University rules, with the help of a Selection Committee. All the decisions of the selection committee have been approved in the last two years.

There is an internal audit mechanism, in addition to the periodic government audit. The college is not recognized by U.G.C. under 2f and 12B and hence there is no U.G.C. audit.

The college has introduced Group Insurance Scheme for the students under 'Yuva Raksha', in collaboration with National Insurance Company Ltd. A staff welfare society has been established in the college, under which the needy staff members can avail of the loan facilities. Financial assistance to the tune of Rs. 5,000.00 is given to the close relatives of the deceased staff.

A grievance cell has been constituted in the college which also looks after women's sexual harassment grievances. The grievances received, are sorted out expeditiously. The Management has formed a special committee which interacts with the teaching staff every month, for the better functioning of the various activities in the college.

The budgeting procedures are followed, as per the specifications of the university and government. All the resources are mobilized by the Management.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
The Peer Team observed healthy practices in the college and they are mentioned below.

To ensure quality teaching, teachers' self-appraisal report and students feed back on regular basis, are the distinct features of the college.

That teachers are encouraged to participate in professional developmental programmes is yet another appreciable feature.

The good relationship among teaching, non-teaching staff and students helps to foster congenial atmosphere in the college.

The college lays emphasis on value education through class room teaching and NSS programmes and other cultural activities. The college also organized a state level seminar on 'Business Ethics' last year.

The college has developed linkages with other institutions such as Indian Merchant Chamber, British Council Library, American Centre Library, Tata Institute of Social Science, Zee Network Education etc. Several NGOs are taking interest in the college activities.

It has also started two self-financing courses from 2001, to generate resources. However, the college does not unnecessarily burden their students through repeated fee hike.

The community orientation is fundamental to NSS activities. A village named Gagode - birth place of Shri Vinobaji Bhave, has been adopted under the NSS programme.

The college follows a holistic approach towards all-round development of learners.

It also arranges special coaching to weaker students. Special efforts are also made to improve the numerical skills of the students.

The meritorious students can borrow more books from the college library under the 'scholar card scheme'.

The college publishes a magazine entitled Udaan. This activity offers the students an opportunity to enhance their creativity and communication skills.

The college also generates resources through public donations and alumni.
Poor and needy employees are given financial help by the college.

Section 3 : Overall Analysis
The Peer Team, after having gone through the Self-Study Report and on-site visit of the institution, is of the view that the goals and objectives of the institution are being pursued seriously. There are a number of good features of the college which the Peer Team would like to commend and also voice the concerns for its future growth. The Peer Team appreciates the following aspects:

The college over the years has diversified its curriculum and introduced innovative courses in the emerging areas of Management and Information Technology, in tune with the market requirements and societal needs. The college has also taken initiative to introduce M.Com. course at PG level, recently.

The college has also introduced a few courses in the self-financed category, that has helped the institution in generating resources and thus reducing dependence on state government.

Students in several disciplines are assisted in their learning process through modern teaching methods. Teachers' evaluation by the students and self-appraisal provides valuable feed back. Students' performance is assessed through internal tests and assignments.

The principal, teachers and non-teaching staff are quite dedicated and devoted to their institution. There is complete harmony among all of them and team work is in evidence.

The management of the college provides enough support to the institute and encourages teachers for research and other academic work. The management has provided in the college budget a sum of Rs. 1 lakh for these activities. However, this amount is not being utilized.

The teachers are recruited on merit as per the UGC and State Government rules.

The college lays emphasis on imparting value based education to the students through class room teaching, NSS and other cultural activities.

The college has adequate infrastructure and support services and the same are put to an optimum use. There is also a well equipped gymkhana. The college library and offices are being computerized.

The college organizes various events and activities for the overall personality development of students round the year. Students and teachers are encouraged to participate in all these activities.

While appreciating the progress of the college, the Peer Team wishes to suggest the following, for the future growth of the institution:

The college may think of opening some new courses like B.Sc. (Bio-technology), evening classes and courses like Home Science, Women Entrepreneurship etc. for better employment.

The college could recruit some more teachers with management qualifications instead of M.Com. on regular basis to run BMS course more effectively.

The college results in annual examinations have been better than the University results. This is a significant achievement in the sense that the college, follows an open admission policy for B.Com..

There is a need to pay more emphasis on interactive learner-centred teaching methods, with the help of LCD, OHP, TV, CD Players etc. Relevant softwares be procured for B.Com. and BMS students.

Ways and means have to be found to make the students of the college more motivated, so as to compete well in NET and other competitive examinations, at national level.

The courses of study which are not revised and updated should be revised in tune with UGC recommendations.

Efforts need to be made persistently to get UGC recognition under 2f and 12B
The management needs to encourage more teachers to obtain Ph.D. Degree to strengthen the academic base of the college. Teachers could also apply for minor / major research projects from funding agencies like ICSSR, ICHR, MHRD, management, etc. For this, the Research Committee (RC) may further be activated.

Sports persons need further encouragement and motivation. Efforts to purchase land for college playgrounds, in its vicinity, should continue.

Outreach programmes of the college need to be broadened and expanded to enhance the reputation of the institution in the poorer colonies of the city.

NCC unit may be started in the college.

The Peer Team is happy to note the contribution of the college in spreading quality education in this part of the city. The institution has ample scope for further growth. The Peer Team envisages a bright future for the college in the years ahead.

The members of the Peer Team would like to thank the Principal, Co-ordinator, Faculty, Non-teaching Staff, Students, NGOs, Parents and Alumni for their cooperation and assistance during the visit of the NAAC Peer Team.

Prof. L.N. Dahiya
Chairman

Dr. N.N. Jani
Member-Convener

Prof. Newman Fernandes
Member

(Ms. Reeta Sehgal)
Principal
Ramanand Arya DAV College
Mumbai.

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