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Dhanraj Baid Jain College (DBJC), Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
Dhanraj Baid Jain College (DBJC), Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
Address:Jyothi Nagar, Thorapakkam
Chennai (Madras) (District Chennai (Madras))
Tamil Nadu, IndiaPin Code : 600097
Dhanraj Baid Jain College (DBJC), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Dhanraj Baid Jain College (DBJC), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu is Dr M Sakthivel Murugan.
Dhanraj Baid Jain College (DBJC), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu is situated in Chennai (Madras) of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Chennai (Madras) comes under Chennai (Madras) Tehsil, Chennai (Madras) District.
Fax # of Dhanraj Baid Jain College (DBJC), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu is +91-44-24963435.
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Website of Dhanraj Baid Jain College (DBJC), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu is http://www.dbjaincollege.org/.
General Secretary : Shri Harish Metha.
Contact Details of Dhanraj Baid Jain College (DBJC), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-44-24960889, 24963435, 65871798, 24964209
Application No 1-708707331
Dhanraj Baid Jain College (DBJC), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Agriculture, Computer Applications, Dental Science, Engineering, Nursing, Pharmacy, Science stream(s).
Dhanraj Baid Jain College (DBJC) is affiliated with University of Madras, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
Profile of Dhanraj Baid Jain College (DBJC)Dhanraj Baid Jain College, an offshoot of TEAM Trust was inaugurated by the then Honble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Thiru. M.Karunanidhi on the 30 th June, 1972 at Mahalingapuram in Kodambakkam. Later the college was housed in a mammoth building with an expansive 42 acres campus in Jyothi Nagar, Okkiyam Thorappakkam, Chennai 96. The foundation stone for the new college building was laid by the then Governor of Tamil Nadu Shri.K.K.Shah on the 4 th May 1974. Then the Education Minister Shri.V.R.Nedunchezian was the special invitee. Its cardinal objectives were to introduce and popularise high quality Commerce-oriented education. To look after the affairs and administration of these educational institutions, an exclusive Management Committee was constituted comprising men of proven mtier who were also known to cherish noble ideals and pursue them with heroic resolution.
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NAAC report of Dhanraj Baid Jain College (DBJC)SECTION - I
The Dhanraj Baid Jain College, a co-educational institution managed by the Tamil Nadu Educational Medical Trust (TEAM) , was started in June 1972 as a Jain Minority Institution for arts and science education at Mahalingapuram, Kodambakkam, Chennai. Two years later, the College was expanded into an Arts, Science and Commerce College in a 17-acre campus at Okkiyam, Thorpakkam, near Chennai. The College is affiliated to the University of Madras. It got UGC recognition under 2(f) and 12(B) on 28th July 1987.
Though affiliated to the University of Madras now, the College is applying for autonomy.
The College volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and prepared a Self Study Report (SSR).
NAAC constituted a Peer Team to visit the College and validate the SSR.
The Team consisted of :
Professor Dr. J.V. Vilanilam, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, as Chairperson,
Professor Dr. N.Satyanarayana, Professor of Chemistry and former Registrar, Kakatiya University , Warangal as Member - Coordinator,
Dr. M.S. Shyamasundar, Deputy Advisor, NAAC, as the NAAC coordinating Officer
Dr. S.Ramesh, Dean, Faulty of Commerce & Management, Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, as Member.
The Peer Team carefully and analysed the SSR and examined all the relevant documents and visited the departments and facilities on April 8 and 9. It also interacted with the various stake-holders of the institution the Management, Principal, Teachers, Non-teaching Staff, Students, Parents and Alumni.
Based on the above exercise, the Team is presenting its report on the strengths and weaknesses of the institution and its achievements, along with recommendations for future action.
The College has over 1000 students, of whom about 250 are women, in various Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) programmes including M.Phil. and Ph.D programmes. The unit cost of education is being Rs. 6,234, it provides education to under privileged masses.
There are 59 well-qualified teachers of whom 15 have Ph.D., 28 have M.Phil., and the rest have PG degrees.
Of the 34 non-teaching staff, 33 are administrative and one technical.
SECTION II : CRITERION -WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I - Curricular Aspects
The College is affiliated to the Madras University and it offers the programmes set by the Madras University: Six degree programmes in UG (BA, B.Com in Corporate Secretaryship, BCA, BBA, B.Sc) with internal combination in each that allows lateral mobility ; it also offers four masters programmes (M.A., M.Com., M.Sc., and M.C.A). Other UGC-sponsored certificate courses are also offered in co-operative banking, travel and tourism, corporate management and para-professional courses in Communicative English, computer awareness, marketing management and bank management practices.
The mission of the College is
To focus on the integrated and multi-dimensional development of
To propagate and inculcate values enshrined in the Constitution of
To achieve excellence in education with social relevance, and to
disseminate knowledge keeping pace with the time.
It is observed that the mission of the College is being translated into a number of objectives / goals such as introduction of employment-oriented applied courses / subjects as and when required planning and evaluation of the teaching and learning process at the micro level.
Supplementing teaching and learning process at the micro level. organising educational programmes like seminars, workshops and projects on regional need based-issues, organising lectures of prominent personalities from different spheres arranging educational tours encouraging students to participate in social and cultural activities organising various extension programmes for the development of values such as national integration, patriotism, humanism, equality, socialism, secularism, scientific fervour and democratic attitudes and promotion of research.
Most departments have shown evidence for the preparation of teaching plans.
The programmes of teaching and learning are consistent with the goals and objectives of the institution. The Principal an one elected member from the College serve on the Academic Council of the University. Based on the direction of the University, the Academic Audit Committee reviews the quality of academic work done at the College.
Criterion II - Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
The institution follows the government norms for admissions. As the College is situated in a semi - urban area and most students have done their schooling in Tamil, the College conducts bridge courses to such students to raise their standard. The bridge courses also help students to acquaint themselves with the College activities and adapt to the College environment by conducting the monthly tests in various subjects. The College makes efforts to assess the students knowledge and skills for a particular programme. Based on the monthly tests, poor performers are identified and remedial classes are conducted for them an hour before commencement of the classes and an hour after closure of classes. The lecturer is allotted 20 students for counselling. The advanced learners are encouraged to become group leaders and participate in seminars and paper presentations.
Teaching plans are prepared to enable completion of the course well within time for each semester. Log sheets are also maintained detailing the portions completed each hour. This supplements the regular teaching by conducting guest lectures by eminent persons in various fields.
The recruitment of teachers is according to University and Government Rules and Regulations. Where regular recruitment is not sanctioned but found essential the management appoints the teachers. The teachers communicate the evaluation methods to the students at the beginning of the academic year.
Three teachers have benefited from the FIP programme of the UGC. Ten teachers have attended various seminars / workshops / conferences as participants and also presented papers. One teacher has been certified as Accredited Management Teacher by the AIMA. Students evaluations of teachers are obtained through appraisal forms filled in by the students at the time of leaving the College.
Criterion III - Research, Consultancy and Extension
The College is a recognized research centre of the University of Madras for Ph.D. and M.Phil. on a full time and part time basis in Commerce and Management studies. The Department of Commerce has promoted a rich culture of research and academic output. The Department has in the last five years produced 16 Ph.D. s and 95 M.Phil. s. More than 50 articles have been published on various topics in reputed journals at the state and national levels. About 75% of the faculty in the Department are associated with research at the M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. There are three on-going research projects. Application for a major research project has been submitted to the UGC. The teachers have authored and published 15 books.
The College is very active in its socially-oriented extension activities through the NCC and NSS. The various extension activities of the College are: community development, health and hygiene awareness, AIDS awareness, adult education and literacy, medical camp, blood donation, environment awareness, campus cleaning, traffic regulation, eye donation, pulse polio immunization and communal harmony through various awareness activities such as cycle rally, sadbhavana diwas etc.
Criterion IV - Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College has computerized, bar-coded library facilities. It has a library with 22,549 books, 59 journals and magazines and computer facilities with easy access to all its constituencies. It has adequate physical facilities for providing reading, reference use, Internet and audiovisual facilities.
The College has a master plan to meet the growing learning and research needs of the students, teachers and other stake-holders and to run the educational programmes and administrative functions efficiently.
The College ensures the optimum use of infrastructure by utilizing the classrooms for certificate courses and diplomas offered through the self-financing stream. It has permitted the All India Management Association to use the A/C Conference facility for their seminars and conferences which are also attended by the postgraduate students. It keeps the campus beautiful with the help of regular and additional subordinate staff.
The College has photocopying, Internet and audio-video facilities. It has a Computer Centre with 124 computers and four servers, and eight printers one scanner, UPS etc., which are maintained through AMC s. Health consciousness is brought about through annual medical check up of all the students and through extension activities.
Facilities are provided for physical exercises, sports and games. There are games fields and courts for cricket, football, volleyball, tennis and badminton. Special consideration is given for sports persons at the time of admission and in deserving cases fee concessions are also given. Outstanding sports persons are given prizes, certificates and mementoes.
The College provides hostel facilities for both men and women.
Criterion V - Student Support and Progression
The College has sufficient and well-run support services to ensure the physical and intellectual well being of all its constituents. It has a mechanism to obtain feedback from students about the quality of teaching.
It publishes updated prospectus annually, giving clear guidance to the students about admission and course requirements, fee-structure, refund policy, financial aid and student support services. The policies and criteria regarding admission are made clear to the students through prospectus and admission forms, press notes, newspaper advertisements, detailed notes on the notice board and through guidance given by teaching and administrative staff.
The College has been offering academic counselling with each teacher being entrusted with 20 students. The College offers placement services to its students; in all, 185 students have been placed through the placement cell. The College also has an entrepreneurial development cell and has encouraged a few students to become entrepreneurs.
Financial aid is provided to students under various schemes of the central and state government. The drop-out rate in the College is as low as 4%.
The alumni meet once a year. Some of the alumni have occupied prominent positions in government and industry, and some of them have joined the faculty of the College . The College encourages students to participate in a number of inter- collegiate and other competitions which help in the growth of the personality of the students.
Criterion VI - Organisation and Management
The College is managed by a group of dedicated individuals from business and industrial houses. The academic functioning of the College is as per the hierarchical structure of affiliated and aided colleges under the University of Madras. The day-to-day administration of the College is managed by the Principal who inturn reports to the College Management Committee. The Council assists the Principal in the day-to-day administration.
The accounts of the College are audited internally by faculty with accounting background.
The management looks after the welfare of the employee through interest-free loans in times of need.
Criterion VII - Healthy Practices
The College provides loans to employees and scholarships to students in deserving cases. It also provides free lunch, tea and snacks to its staff. The College has an accident insurance scheme in operation for its staff and students. It also has concern for community which is evident from the fact that its students and staff contributed about Rs 3 lakhs for the Tsunami fund. The College strengthens its regular academic programmes through other complementary systems like self-financing courses, certificate courses and diplomas.
The faculty are encouraged to present papers at national and international seminars. The College has implemented the Reverse Osmosis Technology to purify the ground water supply in the campus. It has also introduced the Bio-gas production and supply from human waste. Both these technological applications are indicative of the progressive thinking of the Management.
The College makes efforts to inculcate civic responsibilities among the students through NSS and NCC activities, blood donation camps, adult literacy programme etc., and makes students aware of their civic duties. One of the commendable features of the College is that it has a unit of Bharth Scouts and Guides that is very active in community development projects. The students and staff of the College are provided with subsidised canteen facility. In deserving cases, the College provides installment facilities for payment of fees. The motto of the College being the encouragement of higher education in rural areas, it selects students not merely on merit but also on social considerations and without payment of donation or capitation fees. The College also gives equal emphasis to spiritual and ethical values.
The College contributes to the development of the all-round personality development of the students by encouraging them to participate in competitions. It is gearing to achieve its specific goals and objectives by planning for a research centre and autonomy.
SECTION III : OVERALL ANALYSIS:
The College orients itself towards the cause of education and advancement of the physical, mental and cultural growth of the students through education in commerce, arts, management and computer related courses. It involves itself in a number of activities, all of which seek fulfilment of goals.
The Peer Team found a number of features that require commendation, some of which are being highlighted below.
The College is serving the rural students at costs affordable to them.
The Department of Commerce is a recognized Ph.D. and M.Phil. Research Centre
A number of Ph.D s. and M.Phil s are produced and a large number of papers are published .
There is a good balance between academic, cultural and social Interests of the students.
Establishment of separate infrastructure for research is a commendable investment
Offering self-financing courses in the afternoon to suit the convenience of students who are employed. The courses offered by the College such as Corporate Secretaryship, Tourism, .BBA, Co-operative banking, entrepreneurial development and MCA are
helping students to find better employment opportunities.
There is a strong industry- institution interface.
There is cordial and healthy relationship among students, staff, parents and management.
Keeping in mind the performance and action plan of the College the Peer Team would like to recommend the following for its consideration.
The College may explore the possibility of introducing more course options to enhance lateral and vertical mobility of students especially considering the recent trends and social needs.
While the College offers certificate courses in bank management etc., new vocational Courses could be introduced such as Public Relations, Human Resource Development, Entrepreneurial Development, Development Journalism, MBA and Communicative English .
The provisions for enhancing the infrastructure keeping in mind the current and future requirements such as restrooms, lounges, study room, multigym etc may be explored.
A focussed approach towards remedial courses built
into the system would be more useful to the students.
While substantial awareness is created on various aspects
of health and healthrelated issues through medical check up
for all the students, a health centre at the campus may
have to be provided.
Internal auditing is being done by faculty knowledgeable
in accounts but this responsibility is to be entrusted with
professionals. However, the external auditing procedures
are regular and standardized.
Considering the richness of the faculty, all of them maybe
encouraged to publish papers and involve themselves in
research and consultancy work & database for the same
Multiple methodology may be used in teaching and
modernization of teaching tools and innovation in
teaching could be given greater importance.
The College could have an internal coordinating and
monitoring mechanism for teaching and non-teaching staff.
Practices relevant to welfare schemes such as the Provident
Fund, referral hospital and financial assistance, and staff
training may given importance.
All students of the College may be provided access to
Internet facilities and addition of latest books to the library
reduce the burden of student buying the books.
The College may also plan for a language laboratory
which may be used to train the students in the
The College may also utilize the facilities of the ERNET
and INFLIBNET services.
For improving the University Examination Results of
Students, the College has to strengthen teaching and
learning practices wherever required.
All students may be encouraged to submit assignments
done on the computer.
Since, the College is applying for autonomy, planning for
real academic and financial autonomy may be done in
Professor Dr. J.V. Vilanilam,
Professor Dr. N.Satyanarayana,
Member - Coordinator
Place : CHENNAI
Date : April 9, 2005
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