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Gokhale Education Societys BYK College of Commerce, Nashik, Maharashtra
Gokhale Education Societys BYK College of Commerce, Nashik, Maharashtra
Address:Vidyanagar, College Road
Nashik (District Nashik)
Gokhale Education Societys BYK College of Commerce, Nashik Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college.
Gokhale Education Societys BYK College of Commerce, Nashik Maharashtra is situated in Nashik of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Nashik comes under Nashik Tehsil, Nashik District.
Website of Gokhale Education Societys BYK College of Commerce, Nashik Maharashtra is http://bykcollegenashik.org/.
Contact Details of Gokhale Education Societys BYK College of Commerce, Nashik Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-253-2572520, 2578832, Fax: Telephone: +91-253-2582820
Bachelor of commerce,
Master of commerce,
M.Phil in Commerce and Management
Gokhale Education Societys BYK College of Commerce, Nashik Maharashtra runs course(s) in Commerce, Computer Applications, Business Management stream(s).
Gokhale Education Societys BYK College of Commerce is affiliated with University of Pune, Pune (Poona)
Profile of Gokhale Education Societys BYK College of CommerceGokhale Education Society, founded in 1918, by late Prin.T.A. Kulkarni, is one of the oldest and pioneering educational institutions. The Society is established with the main objectives of developing quality citizens through education and training and to raise the dignity of teaching profession. The Society has all along emphasized the holistic approach and total personality development of pupils, through educational programmes undertaken on the basis of service and providing dynamic leadership. The Nashik Campus has provided new dimensions to higher education, as the Society started H.P.T. Arts College in the year 1924 followed by the science stream in 1948. B.Y.K. College of Commerce was established in the year 1957, JDC Bytco IMSR in 1968, NBT Law College in 1969 and SMRK-AK-BK Mahila Mahavidyalaya in 1985.
Media coverage of Gokhale Education Societys BYK College of Commerce, Nashik Maharashtra, Maharashtra
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad protests course fee hike at BYK CollegeNASHIK: Volunteers of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) agitated in front of BYK College on Monday and demanded that the marksheets of students of BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) be given by the college. Though results were declared on May 11, marksheets were allegedly withheld due to non-payment of fees.
The principal finally agreed to release the results after students agreed to pay the fees.
Principal of the college, Dhanesh Kalal, said till the last academic year, the state used to give freeships-scholarships to the students belonging to SC, ST, NT, and OBC categories. We have not done anything against the norms. The state took the decision to include BBA, BCA and BBM in Z category courses in November and instructed colleges offering these courses that fees be charged from everyone except the SC and ST candidates. This was informed by the state government through the Internet as well. Because it was included in the Z category, while scrutinizing the forms of the students online, the scholarship amount showed zero.
NAAC report of Gokhale Education Societys BYK College of CommerceSection 1: Preamble
The G.E.Society's, B. Y. K. (Sinnar) College of Commerce, Vidyanagar, Nashik - 422005 (Maharashtra) is a government aided college which was established in the year 1957 by the Gokhale Education Society and is affiliated to the University of Pune. The college has been imparting higher education in Commerce for over four decades. The college is the first of its kind in North Maharashtra to impart higher education exclusively under a single faculty of commerce. The motto of the institution is 'Achieving excellence through innovative educational programmes'. The unique feature of the college is that the academic programmes are meant to generate human resources to meet the challenges of the country in commerce and trade. They are so structured that capabilities in understanding the trends in the current market and preparing the youth for acquiring special skills to manage the commercial activities with appropriate strategic tools and instruments viz. practice, marketing, accounting, legal, economics and other allied ones like language, electronics information retrieval and dissemination, etc. The vision of the Gokhale Education Society which established the college of commerce in the year 1957 is to strengthen college in the course of time with modern features and to project it as a model institution.
The management of the college felt the need to assess its strength at a time when new challenges tend to emerge. They identified the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) at Bangalore as an agency for assisting the management in assessing the capabilities of the college. They approached the Council for undertaking the responsibility. NAAC agreed to the request of the college and called for submission of a report detailing the activities backed up by the policy of the Society and actions of the college. The college responded by presenting to NAAC a self-study report [SSR].
The NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof.Muthiah Mariappan, former Vice Chancellor, Bharathidasan University (Tamil Nadu) as the Chairperson and Prof.H.N.Agarwal, Professor and Head of the Department of Commerce, Saurashtra University (Gujarat) as member and Prof.Rajan Varughese, Director of Off-Campus Academic Centre, School of Distance Education of the Mahathma Gandhi University, Mar Thoma College for Women, Perumbavoor (Kerala) as member convener to perform the tasks within its definition and to visit the college in the second week of January 2004. Accordingly, the peer team visited the college during 07-08 January, 2004 to make an assessment of the college at Nashik..
A band of teachers appointed by the Principal served as co-ordinators and assisted the team. An annotated schedule was given to the team before it set the action. Meetings with the Principal in private and further with co-ordinator started visits to various constituents of the college as per the scheduled programme followed. It was in the course of visits when the management council of the college was met. On the following day (7th January 2004) some academic departments, administrative office and support facilities (Play grounds, Gymnasium, Library, Computer Centre, Auditorium etc.) were visited. Also, meetings with the parents, teachers, alumni, public were held. The observations of the team included perusal of documents depicting the activities and presenting the details on the levels of performance of the college.
Section 2: Criterion wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The curricula adopted by the college are the ones approved and prescribed by the University of Pune. The college had to follow them in spirit and deed. It was B.Com. Degree with course contents recommended by the appropriate bodies in the University. It was in the year 1961 when the college started M.Com. degree programme with the special financial assistance from UGC. The specialities in the commerce faculty were spliced with management area (Business Administration). It was in the year 1983, when the college ventured with innovative courses under commerce faculty. The curricula of UG degree programmes was restructured by the college. This is a new initiative of the college to be uniquely cited in the history of Commerce Education in Maharashtra. The restructuring of the courses entitled the college to formulate course contents specific to specialisations in Banking and Finance, Public Relations, Computer Application, Entrepreneurship Development, Integrated Rural Development, Applied Statistics, and Industrial Organisation and Administration (Marketing).
Vocationalised courses under the UGC scheme for first degree level were started with effect from 1994. The restructured program has the provision of choosing five courses from nineteen courses available for the B.Com program. The college has introduced vocational B.Com program with Computer Applications, Advertising, Sales Promotion and Sales Management and Principles and Practice of Insurance. The postgraduate program in Commerce has three special subjects: Business Administration, Advanced Accountancy and Advanced Costing. The practical component for the vocational course is fifty percent and the number of seats is limited between thirty and forty.
Regarding the revision of curriculum, it is observed that the institution is obliged to follow the curricula as approved by the University. The university revises the curriculum once in five years and the reviewed syllabi is communicated to the college for implementation. The time gap for the introduction of a new course at college level is about one year conformal with the directions from the Government. Teachers of the college find membership in Boards of Studies for Commerce of the University of Pune. The special credit earned by the college from the University is for its innovative planning in commerce education. For Example, BYK College of Commerce is identified as centre for teachers training in commerce (TTP).
The college organized a series of workshops and training programmes to benefit the teachers in learning and teaching practices in the discipline of Commerce. The peer team observed that the goals and objectives of the college are clearly defined for action. The programmes are monitored for their performance and reviewed periodically. The college has units of NSS, NCC, Vidyarthini Manch, Consumer Movement, etc to promote social consciousness and commitment among the students and teachers as well.
Criterion II: Teaching-learning and Evaluation
Admission of students to the different courses of study is conformal with the norms of the University and Government. However, the college tests the aptitude of the students for admitting them in the course of option in both the conventional and vocational courses. Teachers prepare monthly teaching plan and are free to adopt innovative teaching methods.- The teaching -learning methods used to supplement lecture method are seminars, guest lectures, workshops, industrial visits, summer training, field work, project work, group discussion, and assignments.
The college has developed intimate link with industries based at Nashik and leading business houses of Maharashtra State. These linkages help the college to invite them to participate in the college affairs. For example, the experts from industries visit the college and deliver lectures and train the students. They extend support in restructuring the syllabi consonant with the changes in the commerce and industry. Memoranda of understanding (MOU) has been signed with the business houses so as to commit themselves for the successful implementation of restructured courses. The college provides remedial programs for the needy students and takes into consideration the requirement of advanced learners by giving opportunities in curricular and co-curricular activities.
The curricular activities of the college are monitored systematically. One of the monitoring tool is evaluation of the activity with the performance of students and teachers. Evaluation system practiced for the vocational stream of the courses involves the students in the learning process and motivates them for hard work and promptness. Teachers join the students in visiting industries for the purpose of learning by seeing and explaining by action. They are able to acquire knowledge on the latest developments in industrial management. The innovative evaluation procedure of the restructured scheme includes written and practical tests and viva voce with the help of experts drawn from industries and educational institutions.
Question bank for some subject papers is prepared to help the students to read objectively and perform well in the examination. The answer scripts are valued immediately after the completion of examinations and the results announced in time. Project work is made a partial requirement for the award M.Com. degree of the University. This enables the students to work with the industry (banks, production units, companies, auditors, etc.) The impact of the restructured course is to have trained manpower and the experience before completing the course. The College claims the credit by implementing the restructured commerce courses. Both the students and the teachers gain access to the market for employment and acquire experience. In the same manner, the industries help the college and the University in orienting the syllabi commensurate with the changes in the behaviour of the market.
Selection and recruitment of teachers is based on the guidelines, rules and regulations of the University and Government. The teachers are encouraged to attend seminars and workshops at the national and international levels. Some teachers have also been resource persons in academic programmes initiated at the national and international levels. At any rate, they need to encourage participation of the teachers in important events namely, seminars / conferences / colloquium held in the region. The self-appraisal method is used to review the performance of teachers. The Principal reviews the performance of the teachers with the report submitted by them and the Heads of the Departments.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
There are eight teachers with Ph.D. degree, nine with M.Phil degree, eight professional chartered accountants and most of the teachers are interested in research. The research contribution and professional experience of teachers are the strengths of the institution. Those teachers aspiring to improve their qualifications are motivated to undertake research projects. The research culture of teachers has contributed to the success of the teaching learning through the project work method in the curriculum.
The teachers in the accounting, marketing and business administration, language, law and economics have authored a number of books on important topics. They are recommended as textbooks/reference material by the University. The collective venture of the teachers demonstrate their commitment to fulfil the mission of the college.
Publications by the teachers appear in Indian journals/and proceedings of the conferences held in the State and other parts of the country. The output of the research read in papers have invited some teachers for sharing their experiences in research with the agencies including industries and universities abroad. Consumer Protection Society of India, CII, Legal Departments in the State, Bristol University, U.K. etc. are some to mention. The practising professionals interact with the faculty members with their case studies which serves as the base for new thoughts and plans.
Consultancy services are rendered by the teachers to the Nashik Industrial Management Association [NIMA]. The project works of the students are by and large related to the topics of interests to the clients. There are no significant earnings through consultancy services. The benefit to the college is to help the students gain access to the employment sectors at no cost to it.
The extension services through the local villages, industries, NGOs, etc. range from surveys, monitoring of the on-going projects under the aegis of the Governments and Panchayats and industries and creation of awareness among the public on issues affecting the society, environment, etc. The teachers play active role in encouraging the students to involve themselves in extension services.
One of the teachers is holding the additional charge of extension activities and the college has implemented the UGC's adult education program and consumer awareness and guidance. The extension activities of the college are assisted by NGOs like Rotary Club, Lions Club, Blood Bank and Lok Vikas Munch.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has sufficient infrastructure for the conduct of lecture classes and practicals including an auditorium, a well equipped seminar hall, group discussion hall, administrative office space, office space for Principal and Vice Principal, NSS office, NCC office, interview room, ladies room, reading room and gymnasium. The facilities in the college are used at optimum level by arranging lecture classes and practical in computer laboratory in shifts and small batches. External professional organisations like ICAI, ICWAI and other business organisations make use of the seminar hall and auditorium of the college. The college campus is maintained clean and beautiful through tree plantation drives, cleanliness drives, anti gutkha campaigns and environmental protection activities. The library of the college has an advisory committee and has established linkages with several libraries in the State for inter library borrowing. The library has 62898 books, 47 periodicals and a book bank and some of the operations of the library are automated.
There are three computer laboratories with 60 PCs and related accessories for students and faculty members. Computer facility is also available in the library, administrative office, business administration, statistics departments and in the gymnasium. There is arrangement for regular maintenance of computers by competent agencies.
The students have outdoor and indoor sports and games facilities including 400 meter track, play fields for volleyball, ball badminton, basketball, kho-kho, football and handball, equipments and accessories for table tennis, chess, carom, etc. The college has arrangements with a number of institutions for additional sports and games facilities for swimming, lawn tennis, Judo, Badminton, table tennis, golf and cricket. There are players from the college representing in the national and international events including Chess, Kabadi, volleyball, waterpollo, cricket and athletics. Some have won State level awards like Chatrapati Gold Medal for Sports and brought medals for their performance. The modern power gymnasium in the college provides opportunities for the students to develop bodybuilding to become Mr.Campus and to participate in state/national level competitions. Indoor games, outdoor games, nature club, student magazine, quiz and personality competition, audio video facilities, cultural programmes and dance and music competitions are the sports and recreational facilities available in the college.
A number of students secured prizes and recognition at the university and state level in badminton, volleyball, athletics, khabbadi, cricket, water polo lawn tennis and basketball. The college has residential facilities for students.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The students of the college have a number of co-curricular and extra curricular activities through Students' Council, NSS unit, NCC unit, Vidyarthini Manch and Gymkhana department. The remarkably high percentage of students appearing for university examinations is ninety five and the low drop out rate of five percentage are credits for the institution. A number of alumni of the college occupy prominent positions in different walks of life. The college has started collection of formal feedback from students and the results are being used for effecting changes in the related areas.
The prospectus of the college is updated regularly and published to provide necessary information to the students. A number of scholarships and freeships are available to the students as financial aid to the needy students. During the last two academic years, as many as over six hundred students received some kind of financial assistance through the different schemes. The college has a committee in charge of the employment and placement of students. Teachers offer personal counselling for the students. The teachers motivate the students to become entrepreneurs and this is evident from the report of a number cases of self-employment after the completion of studies in the college.
The alumni association of the college offers assistance for organising alumni get- together, arranging guest lectures to benefit the students, organising seminars and workshops and helping students to obtain projects and placements in industries and organisations. A number of alumni members maintain close association with the faculty members and the college; which is a healthy sign.
Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The management of the college has adopted policies of the Society for the development and growth of the institution. Necessary infrastructure for learning and doing is available. Selection and appointment of suitable faculty members and administrative staff are in line with guidelines of the Government. The Governing Body and the Local Management Committee of the college work in harmony with the college administration and extend guidance and cooperation for the smooth functioning of the college. The internal coordination and monitoring of the academic work is the responsibility of the coordination committee consisting of heads of departments. The college has an inbuilt mechanism to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff through the maintenance of the daily work diaries, monthly meetings and working schedules for the various activities of the college such as admission, internal test, annual examinations, co-curricular and extra curricular activities. The non-teaching staff of the college are offered training to improve their professional competence. The areas of student needs, faculty training and response to new ideas and programs are the guiding principles of the management.
The college accounts are regularly audited by internal auditors, besides government agencies. The welfare measures of staff members include the loan facilities available through the Employee's Cooperative Credit Society, Group Insurance and Provident Fund.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
Based on the visit to different departments and discussions held with the principal and staff, the team found that the following good practices adopted by the B.Y.K. (Sinnar) College of Commerce.
Effective implementation of the restructured undergraduate syllabi Linkages with industries and business houses for field work and project work of students
Organization of courses in Information Technology in addition to regular academic programs
Initiatives for learning methods through guest lectures, film shows, street plays, etc.
Extension activities through the NSS and NCC units
Seminars and workshops to benefit students and faculty members
Community orientation through Student's Council, Vidyarthini Manch, NSS, Gymkhana, Parents' Association and Alumni Association High percentage of students appearing in the university examinations and low drop out rate Well developed infrastructure facilities including computer centre and commerce laboratory Active participation of the college in socio-economic and industrial activities in the region. Value added computer application projects.
Section 3: Overall Analysis
The team makes the following observations and suggestions based on the visits made to the departments and discussions held with different functionaries. The team appreciate the college for the following:
Management by highly dedicated and professional educationalists.
Availability of good number of job oriented and vocational courses.
Autonomy in one-third of academic administration.
Tradition of organizing national conferences and visits of eminent personalities and scholars.
Use of innovative pedagogical tools and techniques.
Library with good number of titles for advanced learners and researchers.
The peer team suggests that the college may attend to the following areas:
Expansion of infrastructure to provide a bigger auditorium and extra space for reading room in the library.
Strengthening of consultancy services.
Systematic organization of feedback mechanism.
Widening of network of linkages with industries and business houses.
Encouragement for minor and major research projects.
Starting of Ph.D., M.Phil. level research guidance by teachers.
Affiliation of new courses like BBA, BFT.
Inviting guest speakers as resource persons in subject areas from state level and national level research institutions and industrial sector.
The Peer team wishes to thank the institution for the co-operation and support extended towards the team's visit.
Date. 08 January 2004-01-07
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