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Karmveer Abasaheb Alias NM Sonawane Arts, Commerce and Science College, Satana, Maharashtra
Satana (District Nashik)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 423301


Karmveer Abasaheb Alias NM Sonawane Arts, Commerce and Science College, Satana Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Karmveer Abasaheb Alias NM Sonawane Arts, Commerce and Science College, Satana Maharashtra is managed by Society: Nasik District Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samajs.
Karmveer Abasaheb Alias NM Sonawane Arts, Commerce and Science College is situated in Satana of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Satana comes under Baglan Tehsil, Nashik District.




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NAAC report of Karmveer Abasaheb Alias NM Sonawane Arts, Commerce and Science College

SECTION - I : INTRODUCTION
Karmveer Abbasaheb Alias N.M.Sonawane Arts, Commerce and Science College, Satana, Nashik, Maharastra was established in the year 1967 and is affiliated to the University of Pune, Pune. It is located on a total area of 15-acres in a rural region. It got UGC recognition under 2f during 1983 and under 12B during 1984. It has three faculties viz. Arts, Commerce and Science. The faculty of arts comprises of 7 departments. The faculty of Commerce comprises of 7 departments and the faculty of Science has 8 departments. The College offers 24 course options in the Under Graduate programmes (U.G.) and 5 Post Graduate (P.G.) programmes altogether in 22 departments. Latest figures regarding student's strength is 1587 in the U.G Courses and 331 in P.G courses. Unit cost of education on an average is Rs 9378. The temporal plan of the academic work of the college has been annual/ Semesteral. Student drop out rate is minimal. The college has a teaching faculty of 52 members and a non-teaching staff of 51 members. It is noted that there is less number of lady teachers.

The management - Nashik District Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj - runs several other educational institutions, besides this college. The college runs one self-financing course(Bachelor of Computer Science) as it is 'Non-grant Course'

The college has volunteered for the assessment and accreditation of NAAC, Bangalore and has submitted self -study report in the month of March 2003.

NAAC has appointed a peer team for the assessment of the college. The team chairman is Dr. P.V. Arunachalam, former vice chancellor, Dravidian University, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh. The team members are Dr. H.N. Agarwal, Professor & Head, Saurashtra University Rajkot, Gujarat and Sri. B. Raghavendra Rao, former Principal of Hindu College, Guntur, A.P. Dr. Geeta Iyengar, academic consultant NAAC coordinated the peer team visit. They visited the college on the 27th and 28th November, 2003.

The peer team carefully perused and analysed the self-study report submitted by the college. During the visit of the college, the team went through all the relevant files, documents, reports and visited the departments and the available facilities and held interactive sessions with various constituents of the college. The team also interacted with the Management, Principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the college. Based on this exercise and keeping in view the criteria identified by NAAC, the team has taken up the assessment work and the value judgment. The same is reported criterion-wise, highlighting the commendable features of the college as well as the issues of concern.

SECTION: II CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION 1: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
As an affiliated college of the University of Pune, the college follows the syllabi prescribed by the university for Arts, Commerce and Science faculties both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

At present, the college offers 24 options in programmes to the students at under-graduate level. Out of these 21 options are available for students at special/principal level in Arts, Commerce and Science faculties. In addition to this the college offers 5 P.G. Programmes in Marathi, Hindi, Economics, History and Commerce, and one U.G. Programme on self-financing basis.

The temporal plan of the academic work is mostly annual, though in the Science departments, semester system has been introduced recently at the second year level recently.
Many of the programmes are of conventional nature, as the college has been functioning as an affiliated one.

To introduce a new programme within the university system, the college takes nearly six months. However, in the recent past, the college has not introduced any new programme.

The programmes offered enable the students to seek jobs in various sectors, governmental and non-governmental.

The area where the college is situated has a rich network of cooperative societies and institutions like Sugar Factory, Cotton mill and small-scale industries based on agricultural products. Business and marketing sector help the students to find jobs as skilled and non-skilled workers, trainees and employees, etc.,

The college is represented at the statutory bodies of the university, which design the curricula of various courses offered in the university area by senior faculty members who help in bringing suitable changes periodically. Such of those senior teachers who are members of their respective Boards of Studies play a role in revising and restructuring the syllabi, whenever it is warranted and needed.

Seminars and workshops are conducted to give exposure to the students in areas related to their curriculum.

To acquaint the teachers with the new approaches and methods, the university organizes seminars, workshops, curricular courses and refresher courses. The teachers of the college are encouraged to participate in these programmes.

At the college level, the faculty members work together under the leadership of the principal to implement the curriculum effectively in the departments.

The mission and aims of the college are reflected through the curricula in many ways. The college conducts various programmes helpful to inculcate in the students social awareness to recognize the rights and duties of good citizens and also environmental issues.

CRITERION II: TEACHING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Admission to various courses of study in the college is according to the policy of the government of Maharastra based on the academic records of the applicants. Taking into account the rural background of the students, the college offers remedial teaching in subjects like English and Accountancy. The college also arranges programmes like developing communicative Competence, personality development and introduction to Business and marketing for slow learners.

For advanced learners, seminars, group discussion and paper-reading sessions are arranged under the supervision of the students themselves. The heads of the departments allot the teaching work to the concerned faculty. At the end of every term the Principal reviews the teaching assignments. The feed back from the students is brought to the notice of the teachers.

In the classroom, lecture method is supported by the use of audio-visual aids where and when it is felt necessary. As per the latest statistics, the working days of the college were 281 and of them the teaching days were 180. All the classes(100%) are handled by full-time faculty.

The students are given all the information about their syllabi, academic calendar, examination schedule and evaluation procedures by the concerned subject teachers. Though the overall performance is mainly assessed on the basis of university examinations, term-end tests are regularly conducted. Students take up two assignments in a term.

The actual workload in different subjects is taken into account at the end of every year. This serves as a basis to arrive at the requirements of staff and the management is appraised of the same. The management follows the procedure and norms laid down by the university and the government of Maharastra for the recruitment of new teachers. During the period under consideration, no new faculty has been appointed. The college has no freedom to appoint any teaching staff, even temporary members or staff on adhoc basis, as all such appointments are taken care of by the central office of the management.

During 2001-2002, 14 teachers and during 2000-2001, 13 teachers have attended National level seminars. A couple of teachers have gone as resource persons too.

The faculty strength of the college is 52 of which 10 hold Ph.D degrees and 19 hold M.Phil degrees. Three teachers have passed NET/SLET. All others are Masters degree holders. The strength of non-teaching staff is 51 including 22 technical staff.

Every teacher submits self-assessment report yearly. The report is meant to reveal his/her academic work and related details with the comments of the Head of the Department and the Principal. It is brought to the notice of the management. The report is referred to at the time of placement of the incumbent at a higher scale.

The college encourages teachers to avail of the faculty improvement programmes of UGC. A couple of teachers, under this scheme, got doctorate degrees during the period under consideration. Two professors (one in Hindi and the other in Chemistry) won awards for teaching. One professor (Marathi Department) who wrote number of books in Marathi has been appointed as a contributory teacher in the university of Pune for special chair "Sant Tukaram Adhyayan". He has been adjudged as best critic in Marathi. He has also been honored by getting membership on a Committee for the encyclopedia of Marathi literature.

Students success rate at U.G. programme is 81.33% and in P.G. programmes it is 59.51%.

CRITERION III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The college promotes research in a modest way. Postgraduate students take up projects in partial fulfillment of their courses work. Teachers are given study leave to pursue M.Phil/Ph.D., programmes. If they want to attend refresher course, they are encouraged. There are instances when the Management/college granted seed money as incentive to teachers for research work. A couple of teachers are recognized as guides for doctoral programmes. Latest figures indicate that 3 teachers are engaged in part-time research. There are some research projects handled by the faculty. There is free consultancy service available to the farmers of the region.

The college has an established record of research publications, books and creative writing by the faculty. The college publishes an annual issue of "Yashwant" every year. It encourages students and teachers in creative writing. Special numbers of this journal with timely focus on relevant issues are being brought out.

The college has designated a person for extension activities. The NSS unit of the college has been engaged in not only service programmes, but training camps also. Some extension activities that are pursued by the college are: Community Development, Health and Hygiene awareness, Adult Education and Literacy, AIDS awareness, Social Work, Medical Camps, Blood Donation Camps, Environment Awareness and Water Conservation. There are several outreach programmes other than the NSS and NCC. There are programmes in Adult Education, Women empowerment, Earn and Learn scheme, Population education and so on. The college promoted, in the campus, a culture of working with NGOs and GOs in their extension work.

Two NCC cadets of this college participated in the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi.

CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
During the past 36 years, the college has expanded its infrastructure in the form of several buildings: Main Building, Library Building, Buildings for Science Departments, Green House, Ladies Hostel, Boys Hostel, Principal's Quarters and Gymkhana Building. The Laboratories for Science subjects are well equipped and are modernized. Besides this, the department of Geography is fully equipped with necessary equipments for effective teaching.

The college has a campus area of 15 acres with scope for future development. The annual maintenance is done with the funds from the management and contributions from local philanthropists and revenue from self-funding courses. The college ensures the optimum use of its infrastructure by giving scope for interdepartmental linkage.

The college is situated in a pollution free campus, which is kept clean and green. The students of NSS offer their services to protect trees and maintain cleanliness of the campus.

The college has a library, which is yet to be computerized. During the year under consideration, it has worked for 294 days, daily working hours being 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. Presently there are 71,157 books in the library, costing Rs 37,93,828.

The computer facility available in the college is partial and needs to be augmented. Medical checkup for the students is done at the entry level.

The substantial grants from UGC during 8th and 9th five year plans have been spent in purchasing books for the library and science equipments and in organizing remedial courses, carrying out field project work and in constructing buildings including ladies hostel.

The college has a physical education centre with facilities for good number of sports and games. The students are encouraged to participate in sports and games activities.

CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
Percentage of students appearing for the qualifying examinations is 50 and the drop out rate is 50%, which is a matter of concern. It is reported that 25% of the students got progression to employment and further studies.

Alumni of the college hold prominent positions as M.L.As, Dean of Medical College, President of Municipal Corporation, Charted Accountants, Journalists and Businessmen.

The number of students who passed examinations like NET/GATE/GRE/TOEFL/GMAT/Indian Administrative Services is negligible. A few students got through State Service Commission Tests.

The college gets feed back from the students regularly and initiates follow-up action.

As per the norms of the University of Pune, students' Councils are formed every year to take part in the day-to-day activities of the college.

The college publishes updated prospectus every year for the benefit of students. The academic calendar gives the necessary information regarding fees, scholarships, rules of discipline, examination schedule and vacation details. During the year 2002-03, about 82% of the students got various types of scholarships.

Many old students have explained their deep sense of gratitude to the college, as the college made substantial contribution in building up their careers.

Placement cell of the college helps the students in a modest way to get employment and motivates them for self-employment.

The college has an alumni association which takes part in the academic and developmental activities of the college.

Sports and recreational facilities are available for the students. Community spirit is inculcated in the students by implementing various programmes, undertaken with the involvement of NSS, NCC, GOs, NGOs. During the last ten years, a few villages were adopted for the programmes like tree plantation, water conservation, population education, pulse polio, eradication of superstitions and so on. The government of Maharastra hailed a couple of three villages that were adopted by the college, as 'Adarsh Grams'

CRITERION VI: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
The apex body is the N.D.M.V.P.Samaj, Nashik which is the managing committee of all the institutions amongst which the college under consideration is one. This body makes policy decisions, meets periodically and analyses the working of the college and provides directions for its long term and short term activities of the college.

As per the Maharastra University Act 1994, a Local Managing Committee is constituted with representation from all sections of the college with Principal as secretary.

Internal coordinating and monitoring is done by the Principal, with the cooperation of all Heads of the Departments.

Office Superintendent looks after the official work like maintaining account books, staff and students' records, correspondence with the university, with the state government and with UGC and so on.

Considering the volume of work, vice principals are appointed in the college to assist the principal. Annually, various committees are formed to carry out different activities (curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular) of the college.

Non-teaching staff is recruited as per the set norms of the state government. The non-teaching staff members are encouraged to attend computer-training courses and they are deputed to attend similar programmes elsewhere to enhance their skills in office work. Budgeting & Auditing procedures are regular and standardized. There are many welfare programmes in operation too.

CRITERION VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
The peer team noted a few unique features of the College. They are given below.
*Feed back from teachers and students are regularly taken.

*University examination results are analysed soon after there publication and follow up action initiated.

*The college is sensitized to latest managerial Concepts such as strategic planning, teamwork, decision making and computerization.

*Practices of the college to impart value based Education
are in operation.

*The objective of the Samaj is to make higher education available to large sections of population for whom education can make all the difference. This is being achieved through the academic and other related activities year after year.

*Efforts of the college to bring in Community Orientation are noted.

*Implementation of Earn and Learn Scheme provides opportunities to the needy students to pursue their
studies without interruption or hardships.

*The Women forum is fully active to take positive steps to ensure women welfare.

*Celebrating events like Samaj Day & Commerce Day are in the right direction to create awareness among the positive role of the college in the local surrounding area.

*The college introduced various welfare programmes, Sevak Kalyan Nidhi Schemes for the welfare of staff and Vidyarthi Suraksha Nidhi schemes for the welfare of the students belonging to backward students and physically handicapped students.

*Mention must be made of the fact that year after year the girl students of this college belonging to backward classes receive Chief Minister's scholarship through the Samaj.

*Funds were raised by the students volunteers for the benefit of Kargil War widows and the Bhuj earthquake victims.

*Talented students in sports & games are encouraged through scholarships and prizes.

*The Y.B. Chavan Maharashtra Open University study centre located in the college campus is helpful to large number of students of the locality.

*The Principal and many other members of the faculty serve as chairpersons/members on the various statutory bodies of the University of Pune: like the Academic Council, Faculty of Science, Boards of Studies, Senate and so on. Some faculty members won life saving awards and blood donations awards

SECTION - III : OVER ALL ANALYSIS
The peer team went through the Self-Study Report in detail and visited various academic and infrastructural facilities of the college. It is impressed by the progress made during the last 36 years after it got established as the First College in the rural area of the Nashik district in 1967. The peer team would like to commend the College in certain aspects.

Enough Course options are made available to the students.

Percentage of Classes taught by full time faculty is 100.

The college conducts refresher courses/seminars/ conferences/symposia/workshops/programmes for faculty development.

The college has evolved a work culture which enables the staff and the students to work in unison with NGOs and GOs for extension work.

Out reach programmes like Population Education, Adult Education, National literacy mission are carried out besides the programmes of NSS and NCC.

The college inculcates civic responsibilities among the students through suitably designed interaction with the Community around.

Keeping in view further growth of the College, the peer team would suggest the following for the consideration of the concerned.

The College may explore the possibility of offering few more course options: job oriented, vocational & Information Technology based.

Access to computers need to be strengthened by extending its working hours and by adding more update systems and allowing students also to avail the facility.

The Dropout rate has to be brought down drastically. Necessary steps may be taken up on priority basis.

The involvement of the Alumni in the development activities be solicited on a continuous basis.

Taking advantage of the presence of 50% of the teachers with research qualifications, the research activity of the college can be augmented in several ways. Suitable action may be taken in this direction.

Infrastructure facilities may be improved further by adding an auditorium , and providing more space for departments.

A health centre may be made fully operational.Library may be expanded by way of adding more reference books, journals and text books and computerized with Internet facility.

Coaching classes for students to help them take competitive examinations with confidence may be arranged.

N.C.C. unit for girl students may be formed.

A language laboratory to help students develop communication skills may be provided for.

The peer team is of the opinion that the college makes strides in the right direction, if the follow up action is initiated as suggested.

Dr. P.V. Arunachalam
Chairman

Dr. H.N. Agarwal
Member

Sri. B. Raghavendra Rao
Member

Shri. A.S. Sonanis
Principal

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