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Mahatma Night Degree College of Commerce (MNDC), Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra


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Mahatma Night Degree College of Commerce (MNDC), Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra
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Chembur Naka, CST Road, Chembur
Mumbai (Bombay) (District Mumbai)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 400071


Mahatma Night Degree College of Commerce (MNDC), Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Mahatma Night Degree College of Commerce (MNDC), Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra was established on / in 1986.


Principal of Mahatma Night Degree College of Commerce (MNDC), Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra is Dr C.Y.Kulkarni.

Mahatma Night Degree College of Commerce (MNDC) 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 Tehsil, Mumbai District.

Fax # of Mahatma Night Degree College of Commerce (MNDC), Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra is 022-25229587.

email ID(s) is Mahatma Night Degree College of Commerce (MNDC) Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra

Website of Mahatma Night Degree College of Commerce (MNDC), Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra is www.mahatmandc.ac.in.

Chairman : Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai.
General Secretary : Dr. Daphne Pillai.

Contact Details of Mahatma Night Degree College of Commerce (MNDC), Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra are : 022-25224856, 25228414, 25224826
Email Id: mndc@mes.ac.in, principalmahatmandc@mes.ac.in


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Mahatma Night Degree College of Commerce (MNDC), Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
B.Com

Approval details: Mahatma Night Degree College of Commerce (MNDC) is affiliated with University of Mumbai (UoM), Mumbai (Maharashtra)



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NAAC report of Mahatma Night Degree College of Commerce

Section 1: Introduction
Mahatma Night Degree College of Commerce established by Mahatma Education Society with the objective of providing access to higher education to socially and economically less privileged sections of the Society.

Located in a metro city of Mumbai and with the motto of 'NO RELIGION IS GREATER THAN TRUTH' and value based 'EDUCATION FOR ALL'. The college serves a social purpose in catering to the youth who cannot or do not desire to become full time students. The society runs 33 educational institutions in addition to this degree college. Affiliated to the Mumbai University, the college offers Under Graduate degree and having 258 students in commerce faculty. The college has submitted an application to UGC for recognition under sections 2f and 12b which is pending. The college got permanent affiliation from the University in 2002. The college was established in 1986.

Mahatma Night Degree College, Mumbai, Maharashtra volunteered to be assessed by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and conducted the preliminary self-study. The self-study report was submitted to NAAC by the college. A peer team was constituted by the Council to visit the college and validate the self-study report. The peer team consisting of Prof. Indrani Chakravarti, (Chairperson), Faculty of Performing and Visual Arts, Himachal Pradesh University, Prin. S.C. Choksi, Principal, J.G. College of Commerce, Thaltej, Ahmedabad as Member Convenor and Prof. A.K. Mittal (Member), Professor & Head Department of History, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur.

The Peer Team visited the college on 12th and 13th March, 2004. After going through the Self Study Report and accompanying documents submitted by the college, visiting the facilities of the college and discussing with the Principal, faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni, records its observations on the various criteria defined by NAAC.

Section 2: Criteria-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The college is affiliated to Mumbai University having only Under Graduate discipline in Commerce faculty. As it is not an autonomous college, the syllabus prescribed by the affiliating university is being taught here. The degree course was started from the beginning of the college in 1986 and continued till date. The goals and objectives of the institution are clearly stated. The college is having six departments i.e. Commerce, Economics, Mathematics & Statistics, Business Law, Environmental Studies and Business Communication. There are no elective options for the students at First Year and Second Year Level. However at Third Year Level few options are available.

All the papers have fair amount of applied component as prescribed by the University. The university does not permit to adopt flexibility for courses.
The college could help the students more by introducing some relevant, self-financed certificate, diploma courses in collaboration with industries and NGOs. The teachers should be motivated more for introducing new programmes. Principal C.Y. Kulkarni was the Member of the Syllabus Committee.

The college must collect feedback from academic peers and successful industrialists to be relevant in the changing context and give suggestions to the affiliating university for organising courses and their curricula.

Criterion II: Teaching-learning and Evaluation
The students are selected on the merit of their marks obtained at the qualifying examination. The college is a South Indian Linguistic Minority College, hence priority in admissions are given to the students from the minority community. The college does not assess students knowledge and skills before or after admissions. It is checked through tests which help teachers to identify the academically weak students.

The college provides remedial and bridge courses to the educational weak students in Maths and Business Communication.

The college encourages the faculty to make a teaching plan. The H.O.D. may periodically review & reschedule the teaching. The chalk and talk method of teaching is to be supplemented by use of Audio Visual Aids, charts, OHP, models, organising seminars etc.

The syllabus is unitised through Annual Pattern of teaching in Third Year and combination of semester and annual pattern observed for First and Second Year students.

There are 241 working days, of which 188 are teaching days. The ratio of full time teachers to part time teachers is 6:2 and ratio of teaching to non-teaching is 8:16. Non-teaching staff is common for Junior and Degree College. Percentage of full time faculty is 75%. As per the University requirement, the college conducts unit examination and tutorials.

The teachers are recruited by management, according to the norms laid down by UGC, University and the State Government.

The teachers are encouraged to attend seminars. In the last two years, most of the teachers participated in the University level seminars. The management conducted Seminar on E. Knowledge for the teaching faculty of all institutions.

The college has self evaluation system for the performance appraisal of teaching staff. Students feedback is also obtained for the performance of the teachers.

The college may consider establishing centralized media facility which would help the students to get better results.

Training for administrative and technical staff would go a long way to improve the quality of administration.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Out of Eight teachers no one is Ph.D. or M.Phil. but most of the teachers have registered their names with University for Ph.D. course. All teachers are having P.G. degree and all permanent teachers have cleared SET examination. The college may consider providing incentives and financial support for teachers to pursue research and to publish papers.

National and International collaborations too could go a long way to enhance educational service of the college.

The college has placed one person for extension activities. The extension activities of the college are limited to the regular NSS activities. The broad areas of various extension activities of the college are social work, Community Development, environment awareness AIDS awareness, Blood donation, peace rally, lecture on human rights, literacy awareness programme etc.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The institute is located in an urban area, with 15000 Sq. feet. of land. The college is functioning in a Five storied building shared with other institutions of the same management. As it is a grant-in-aid college, the salary grant is fully supported by the state government.

The college authorities may think of raising resources from outside for maintenance of its buildings and its physical infrastructure.

There is a library advisory committee. The central library functions between 02.30 p.m. and 10.00 p.m. and shared with Jr. College. The library holds around 3224 books and subscribes for 18 magazines/periodicals and six news papers. Some more text books and reference books needs to be added in the library. The library is having a closed access system. The records of library need improvisation. The computerization of library is in progress. The college has a book bank facility for poor students.

The trust is having a computer centre where the students get discount in various courses but the college may explore the possibility of establishing own computer centre with internet facility for faculty members and students. All students may be given an opportunity to have hands on experience in computers.

The college is having a sports ground measuring 2300 sq. yards sharing with all other institutions under the same management.

Provision of medical reimbursement is available for teaching and non-teaching staff by the State Government as per norms. Management provides financial help in case of expensive medical treatment.

The college should provide proper information about Government, social welfare freeships and scholarships available for SC, ST & NTs. The college may encourage meritorious students by instituting scholarships and free ships for economically backward students.

The college provides outdoor sports facilities for volleyball, football and athletics. Indoor games may be provided to the students.

The college may employ a sports teacher for the development of the sports activity. The college gives grace marks in the final examination to the sports students as per university rules.

Many students played at University level sports competitions.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The college publishes its prospectus annually. The institute may think of establishing a personal counselling and a career counselling cell. Teachers provide personal counselling. Percentage of students appearing for the qualifying exam after the minimum period of study is 90% to 95%. The qualifying ratio for final examination is low.

The college had just formed an Alumni Association. This association should be more strenghtened. The college also publishes student Magazine every year. The college organizes cultural programmes, essay writing etc.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
Being an aided college, the administration functions within the framework prescribed by the state government. The college is managed by the Local Management Board. The academic calendar prepared by the university is being adhered to. An in-built mechanism of quality checks may be incorporated into the system to improve the administration of the college.

The college may conduct professional development programme for the non-teaching staff. Even conduction of regular meetings to increase their professional efficiency preserves them in the main stream of the technical knowledge.

The tuition fees have been increased in last three years. About 51% of the total expenditure is on salary, 40% on administrative and other services and about 8 % is on student welfare activities. The college budget has been showing a deficit. There is an internal audit mechanism.

Mahatma Co-operative credit society provides loan facility to the staff of the college.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The College managed efficiently by Mahatma Education Society which have healthy practice of:

Extra remedial coaching in Maths and Business Communication.

Attempt is made to involve maximum students in NSS and Co-curricular activities.

Opted entrepreneurship and small scale industries and purchasing and store keeping as applied components in the subject.

The management arranges annual get together for the staff.

Extra guidance sessions aiming at higher level students on Saturdays and Sundays outside regular time table.

Management gives financial assistance to the staff in the case of hospitalization and expensive treatment.

The students of slum area are motivated to join higher education.
Good co-ordination between staff and management.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The NAAC Peer Team after going through all the infrastructure and facilities of the institution and based on the outcome of inter actions with the faculty, management, students and alumni makes the following observations and recommendations for further development.

Commendable:
Majority of students are either employed or doing apprenticeship.

The institution has a transparent admission procedure.

Celebration of International Women's Day and various festivals.

Smoking, chewing pan, chewing gum and tobacco is prohibited.

Principal is having a good leadership quality.

Cohesive atmosphere between Principal, Staff and the Management.

Recommendations:
The institution may consider introducing computer and internet facilities for staff and students.

Separate reading room facilities may be provided.

All the students may be given a course in communicative English in order to enable them to face interviews for professional practices.

The college may arrange workshops and seminars for updation of the knowledge of teaching staff.

The students be motivated to maximum use of library.

Incentive schemes for encouragement to the students be established.

The college may start its own NCC unit.

More infrastructure may be provided separately from the school.

Knowledge of computerized accounting programme, industrial visits, various practical accounting knowledge will help the students for the employment.

College may start placement cell for the students for better prospects.

The peer team appreciates the help and co-operation extended by the management, principal and staff during the visit.

Prof. Indrani Chakravarti
Chairperson

Prof. A. K. Mittal
Member

Prin. S. C. Choksi
Member Convenor

(Prin. C.Y. Kulkarni)
(Principal)

Date. 13.3.2004

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