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Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune (Poona), Maharashtra


Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune (Poona), Maharashtra
Address:Plot No : 546, 547, 871
Jangali Maharaj Road
Post Office : Shivajinagar
Pune (Poona) (District Pune (Poona))
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 411005

Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune (Poona) Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune (Poona) Maharashtra is also known as Modern College of Education (for Ladies). Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune (Poona) Maharashtra is managed by Society: Progressive Education Societys. Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune (Poona) Maharashtra was established on / in 2005.

Principal of Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune (Poona) Maharashtra is Dr. R. S. Zunjarrao.

Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce is situated in Pune (Poona) of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Pune (Poona) comes under Haveli Tehsil, Pune (Poona) District.

Fax # of Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune (Poona) Maharashtra is +91-20-25535102, 25530670.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune (Poona) Maharashtra are 9922007302.

email ID(s) is Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce Pune (Poona) Maharashtra

Website of Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune (Poona) Maharashtra is http://www.moderncollegepune5.org, www.modernedu.in.

Contact Details of Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune (Poona) Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-20-25535927, 25535102, 25535468, 25510097


Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune (Poona) Maharashtra runs course(s) in Education stream(s).
B.A, B.Sc, B.Com, B.Sc(Biotechnology), B.Sc(Microbiology), B.Sc(CS), M.A, M.Com, M.Sc(Reg), M.Sc(CS), M.Sc(Electronics), M.C.A

Profile of Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce

Date of Submission : 19/05/2010, Wednesday 3:01 PM
Teacher Education Institution Registration Details
Reference ID : WMHPNAIN-959
TAN. No : PNEP14132G

NACC Accredited : No
--NCTE NACC Grade : NA
--Year of NACC Accredation : NA
Minority : No
--Minorty Type : NA
--Religion : NA
--Language : NA
Location college/institution : Urban
Located in : institusional
Building Type : Its own campus
Total Area(Sq.Mts.) :
Total Built up Area(Sq.Mts.) : 2000
Nature of land holding : Lease
Type of Land(Lease) :
Construction completed Date : 21/06/2009
Shared Campus Area :
Campus shared by : By Resolution
Khasra No./Plot No./Survey No. : 1187/38 to 57
Revenue Village of the land : N.A.
Land is free from all encumbrances ? : Yes
Type of college/institution : Women's college
Management of the college/institution : Self financed institution(Private)
Management of college/Institute : NA
Institution or its Managing society/body registered ? : Yes
Registration Act : Bombay Public Trust Act
No. of Non Teaching Staff(Male) : 3
No. of Non Teaching Staff(Female) : 4
No. of Non Teaching Staff(Total) : 7
Area of Reading Room(Sq.Mts.) : 92
Seating Capacity : 80
Titles of Teacher Education(Library) : 650
Books of Teacher Education : 2653
No.of Journals : 30
No of Encyclopedias(Library) : 39
Area of Lab : 37
No of Computers : 25
Internet Access ? : Yes
LAN : Yes
Availability of LCD Projector : Yes
Availability of OHP : Yes
Availability of TV : Yes
Availability of VCR : Yes

Name of Experiment(Psycho Lab) :
Sodhi's apptitude scale, self concept questionnaire, scientific apptitude test battery, child personality questionnaire, Passi's creativity test, Interest inventory, adjustment inventory, Record sheets – free association, letter digit substitution test, opposite test, types of imagery, learning curve, work and fatigue, reversible figure and ground pictures, S. M. Mohsin's general intelligence tes, S. K. Mangal's emotional intelligence inventory, R. P. Singh and S. M. Sharma's teaching aptitude test battery, S. K. Verma and D, Pershad's The revised Bhatia's short battery of performance test of intelligence for adults, Draw a man test, J. Bharat Raj's development screening test, S. Chatterji's non verbal performance record form, Binet and Kamat's test of intelligence

Name of Appratus(Psycho Lab) :
Mirror tracing apparatus, stop watch, Tatistioscope etc
Area of science Lab : 37

Orsted's experiment, working of D.C. motor, working of electric bell, study of sound, study of heat and electricity, general measurements, study of

Physical Science Name Experiment :
physical and chemical changes, study of ions, study of heat on different substances, study of properties of light, study of calorimeter, study of thermometer, study of static energy, study of acids and bases, study of different states of matter, study of periodic table, preparation of different gases,

Name of Charts(Physical Science) :
lens, Types of magnet, Dry cell, Characteristics of magnet, calorimeter, thermometer, properties of light etc

Name Experiment(Biological Science) :
Study of human body system - brain, eye, ear, respiratory system, digestive system, excretory system, reproductive sysem, study of plant parts - root, stem, leaf, flower, study of reproduction in plants, study of amoeba, spirogyra, study of growth of plants, study of frog, study of human skin, study of medicinal plantws, study of fungi, study of diet pattern, study of food chain etc

Name Charts(Biological Science) :
Plant parts - root, stem, leaf, flower, Ganong's apparatus, plant growth, different body systems - brain, eye, ear, respiratory system, digestive system, excretory system, reproductive system, medicinal plants, human skin etc

Name Model(Biological Science) :
Human brain, eye, ear, skin, kidneys, heart etc
Area of Lab(Language Lab) : 40

Name of Equipments(Language Lab) :
Flash cards, models, toys, work book, picture book, reading material, writing material, story books, T.V., D.V.D. player, language related CDs, tape recorder etc

Name of Charts(Language Lab) : charts related to phonetics
Indoor Game Area : 92
Indoor Game(D.Ed/B.Ed./M.Ed.courses) : carrom, chess
Outdoor Games(D.Ed/B.Ed./M.Ed.courses) :
Volley ball, basket ball, net ball, throw ball, badminton, kho-kho, kabaddi, T.K. ring
Area of Outdoor Games : 3000
Name and No. of Instruments(arts and carfts) : NIL
Name Charts(arts and carfts) : NIL
Name of Models(arts and carfts) : NIL

Name of Instruments(Health and Physical...) :
Motorized treadmill, exercise cycle, aerobic step bench, stepper, twister, yoga mats etc

No of Instruments(Health and Physical... ) : charts related to yogasana, fitness tips

Name Charts(Mathematics Resource Center) :
number table, profit and loss, time measurement, angle, types of triangle, types of rectangle, fraction, squares, square roots, different formulae etc

Name Model(Mathematics Resource Center) : cone, cube, equilibrium of triangles

Name of Instruments (Anatomy,Physiology... ) : NIL
Name of Charts (Anatomy,Physiology ...) : NIL
Name of Equipments(Atheletic Care) : NIL
Name of Charts(Atheletic Care) : NIL
Name and No. of Instrumernts(Cultural Facility) :
Triangles 2, Khanjiries 2, tabla 1 set,
Harmonium 1, synthesizer 1, flute 4 etc
Name and No. of Instruments(Athletics) :
Malla khamb 1, shot put 2, discs 2, rope 1 etc
Size of Track(Athletics) : 0
Indoor Games(C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.courses) : carrom 2 sets, chess 2 sets
Indoor Game[Area](C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.courses) : 92
utdoor Games(C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.courses) :
Volley ball 1, basket ball 1, net ball 1,
throw ball 1, kho-kho, kabaddi, T.K.
rings 10, badminton 2 sets etc
Area of Alloted Outdoor Games : 3000
Gym Facility for Women : No
Area of Men Gym(sq.Mts.) : 0
No of Stnations(men) : 0
Area of Women Gym :
No of Stnations(women) :
Mode of Salary : Cheque
Salary Transfer(Faculty) : advice issued in lump su
Account Details of Bank (Salary) : 37659
Date of Opening of Bank A/c : 31/07/2006
Opening Balance : 500
Fees : 3386283
Donation : 0
MISC : 0
Total Amount Receipts : 3386783
Expenditure Teacher Salary : 1316224
Expenditure Non Teacher Salary : 269804
Expenditure Library : 108244
Expenditure Laboratory : 8213
Expenditure Furniture : 238154
Expenditure Misc : 2885
Total Expenditure : 1943524
Balance of Funds Available During Year : 500000
Name of Auditor/CA : R. R. Pethe and Co.
Address of Auditor/CA : Shree, 57 Mukund nagar, Pune 37
Phone NO. : 02024261485

Teaching Faculty Details
Teacher id Designation
WMHPNATE-4020 Lecturer
WMHPNATE-4102 Lecturer
WMHPNATE-5065 Lecturer
WMHPNATE-5651 Lecturer
WMHPNATE-5748 Principal
WMHPNATE-4071 Lecturer
WMHPNATE-4086 Lecturer

Composition of Society/Trust
Name Address
Dr. Gajanan R. Ekbote P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Dr. M. S. Namjoshi P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Prof. J. P. Chinchore P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Prof. P. G. Dixit P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Shri C. C. Kamble P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Shri S. D. Inamdar P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Prof. S. V. Todkar P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Adv. C. B. Chavan P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Prof. P. S. Chirputkar P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Prof. A. V. Deshpande P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Prof. Mrs. J. G. Ekbote P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Shri R. S. Jagtap P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Adv. C. G. Ghate P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Shri D. A. Hagawane P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Shri Nandakishor Ekbote P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Shri Janardan Manmode P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Shri Pravin Tupe P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Smt. A. R. Kirad P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Mrs. Mrugaja Kulkarni P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Mrs. Kalyani Joshi P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Shri Yashawant Kulkarni P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Mrs. Shubhangi Ogale P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Shri D. N. Parab P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Shri C. Y. Shetty P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05
Prof. S. Y. Vaishampayan P. E. Society, Shivajinagar, Pune 05

The Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce was founded by Progressive Education Society, in 1970. The college is affiliated to the University of Pune. The college provides various academic amenities so as to attain Bachelor and Master Degrees in the fields of Arts, Science, Commerce, Computer Science and Computer Application. The college is a reputed educational institution, which has been known for producing outstanding students who take on different careers, as per their academic merit successfully in the society. The college not only ensures academic development of the students but also provides them with opportunities to prove themselves by means of extra-curricular and co- curricular activities. Moreover, in the field of Sports, the college has made a name for itself. It possesses a well-equipped gymnasium from which the students are benefited. The Arts circle of the college is working continuously towards promotion of cultural activities. The Career Guidance Center makes its presence felt by providing amount of necessary information and guidance to the students as and when required. The past record of the college provides us with the evidence; how the college has firmly established itself as a modern and progressive educational institution .The College is accredited with B++ by NAAC, Banglore.


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NAAC report of Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce

P.E. Society's Modern College was established in the year 1992 by the Progressive Education Society, which was founded by a dedicated team of teachers and educationists. The PES runs 40 institutions in different subjects under the dynamic leadership of its Chairman and member of Management Council Dr. G.R. Ekbote, a well-known surgeon and member of the senate of University of Pune. The college is located in urban area with 5 acres of land. It has got a four-storied building with 3896 sq.meters area under use.

It is a grant-in-aid and self-financing college affiliated to University of Pune. It is yet to obtain UGC recognition under 2f and 12B provisions. The college is offering Bachelor and Master Degree courses in Computer Sciences, Bachelor Biotechnology and PG courses in Commerce, Microbiology and Computer Application. It has received permission from Govt. of Maharashtra to start a Under Graduate Course in Applied IT. M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programmes are not offered in the college. There are 72 teachers, out of which 19 are temporary. The number of teachers with Ph.D. are ten and M.Phil. seven. The total strength of students is 3162, out of which 2832 (UG) and 330 (PG).
P. E. Society's Modern College, Pune has the requested NAAC, Bangalore for accreditation and submitted its self-study report on 26th September 2003. NAAC constituted the Peer team consisting of the following members to visit the college.
Prof. M. Abdul Rahiman, Chairman
Former V.C. of Kannur and Calicut Universities
Halcyon, Kaprigudda New Road
Mangalore - 575 001. Karnataka.

Dr. Ajoy Kr. Mukherjee, Member
B. R. Surendranath College
85, Middle Road, Barrackpore
Kolkata - 700120. West Bengal.

Dr. N. Yesodha Devi, Member Convener
PSGR Krishnammal College for Women,
Peelamedu, Coimbatore - 641004. Tamil Nadu.

The team visited the College on 5th and 6th January 2004 and went through the departments, laboratories, library and all other facilities and had a detailed discussion and interaction with the Management, Principal, Faculty Members, Students, Administrative Staff, Parents and Alumni etc. The team also validated the documents made available to them during the visit. All aspects given in criteria I to VII of the Self-study report were analysed and validated by the team and the observations are given as a report in the following paragraphs.

The PES Modern College is offering nine programmes of UG and PG in which UG courses in Computer Sciences, UG in Biotechnology and PG Courses in Commerce, Microbiology and Computer Application are included. It has also received permission to start two years Post Graduate course in M.Sc.(Tech), which will commence soon. The college being an affiliated institution, does not have authority to design curricula. The College also provides some Short-term job oriented programmes in the department of Computer Science for horizontal mobility of the students.

English has become a language of global communication. The department of English is taking some special activity for better communication of the students. To improve writing and communication skills, development of language laboratory is important. Linkages with local institutions are used for training and exposure of students.

To make academic programme compatible, the college can supplement regular curriculum with agro based job oriented diploma/certificate courses as per the local needs of the society.

The College is offering PG courses in different subjects of science and commerce. But research work is not carried out in many departments as yet. Faculty must be encouraged to do research and also to apply to different agencies for research grant.

Prior to introducing new courses, feedback may be collected from various peers, educational experts, employers and parents of students.

The Students are informed about courses, subjects offered, programme options, evaluation method, rules & regulations, fee structure, sports facilities, etc through prospectus of the College. The admission is done either on the merit of students or by conducting entrance examinations. There is a well-defined mechanism for testing skills and knowledge of the students for admitting students to various courses.

Annual and term tests are conducted regularly to assess the progress of the students. For disadvantaged and weaker students, remedial classes are organised.
NSS, Cultural activities, seminars, debate, intercollegiate competitions, study tours and visits to industries are helping students for personality development and also to bring social awareness. NSS group of students are in active participation with the local municipal corporation in some direct activities.

NCC activity is operating as open recruitment method amongst the students. NCC cadets are working in all the fields of Army, Navy and Air force. 23 boys and 12 girls in Army, 12 boys in Navy and 15 boys in Air force. Both the boys and girls cadet should be honored for their special achievement for different camp performance, tracking and paratroop jumping. College is yet to start a battalion of NCC of its own.

Syllabus of autonomous courses are revised and updated every year. Teaching aids like OHP, LCD and computers are used by some teachers. Attendance of students are maintained but are not yet computerized.

Self-appraisal of teachers was not done in the previous years. It is being done only recently. Evaluation of faculties by students is also being introduced during this academic year.

Departments like Biotechnology, Micro Biology, Computer Science, Commerce, Chemistry etc. are doing excellent academic work to impart the best knowledge and training to students in their respective fields. Computer Science facilities - there are 96 PCs and 15 printers in the three Computer laboratories. There are 10 staff members with Post Graduate qualification. A Placement Cell is working in the department of Computer Science.

Microbiology department has established linkages with National Aids Research Institute, Pune and National Center for Cell Sciences, Pune for the interaction of students with them. Students of Commerce department are exposed to the corporate sector by way of practical, which is a part of their curriculum. Teachers are taking initiative in bringing out and improving the inherent talents of the students.

The institution has an efficient and transparent mechanism to recruit the qualified teachers for different departments obeying the rules of Government of Maharashtra and University of Pune with the assistance of its mother Society, P.E.Society.

Being a college of age of eleven years only the research work within the college has yet got sufficient pace. Only one teacher in the department of Marathi is a recognised research guide and few other teachers have acquired Ph.D and M.Phil. Degrees. UGC Co-ordination Committee is yet to be formed to send the research projects proposals to UGC and other agencies are yet to be started. One research project funded by Maharastra Foundations has been completed during 2000. One Minor Research Project of UGC is in progress. There is no full-time research scholar. Financial support to research students is not given by the college.

Consultancy service is provided as and when required. There is effective placement cell for the department of computer science. The progress of the cell is encouraging.

The college has a good record of extension activities. Most of these activities are carried out by the NSS Volunteers. The college organises extension activities like AIDS awareness, Adult education & literacy programmes, Blood donation camps, health and hygiene awareness, environmental awareness, Social Work etc. Students are encouraged and motivated to participate in these activities which are beneficial to the Society.

The college has a grievance redressal cell in the stage of infancy. Alumni activity just initiated within the college.

The campus of the college is spread over five acres of land. There is a well-maintained four-storied building (3896 sqm.). Construction of the separate building (1255 sqm.) is in progress. The college has got various Physical and Infrastructural facilities. Computer Science, Microbiology, Biotechnology Laboratories are good but some laboratories such as Physics, Physical Chemistry etc. need further improvement.

The college has a central library in which the number of books is more than seven thousand. 24 magazines, 13 journals and 11 newspapers are subscribed in the library. College is yet to procure journals for different departments excluding a few for the Post Graduate departments. Computerisation of the Central Library is in progress. No book bank facility in the Library. Library has inadequate reading space both for the students and the teachers. Internet and reprographic facilities needs to be provided in the Library.

Annual Medical check-up is organised for students in the society office. No medical center is in the college.

The college is yet to develop enough outdoor facility with its own. The College utilises sports facilities of W.I.E. complex, for Badminton & Table Tennis games. It also uses Modern High School playground for Kabaddi & Kho-Kho games and for Basketball, Volleyball and athletics in University sports ground. With regard to the Welfare programmes, the college has First-aid facility, earn & learn scheme, water cooler etc. The college has just developed girls common room and gymnasium. More furniture and sports kits are required for girls common room. Boys common room space with some sports kits is an urgent demand of the college. An airy and specious gymnasium is the requirement of both the students and the staff of the college where newly installed gymnasium kits be installed.

The college is providing Hostel facilities to its students from the accommodation of the Society. It has developed this facility to the students of other states also. In addition they are assisting and guiding the foreign students for their accommodation.

The College publishes the prospectus every year giving particulars of course details, free structure, rules & regulations of exams, and other details for the informations of students. The cutoff marks for admission in most of the courses in U.G. is simply the pass marks in the (+2) level. Admissions are made on the basis of merit and personal interviews. Entrance tests are conducted for admissions to MCA and U.G. Biotechnology.

There are a large number of students from other states of India and also foreign countries like Iran, Ethiopia, Uganda etc. It is noteworthy to observe that the college has attracted outstation students due to the introduction of some emerging subjects and facilities.

The college is improving its results and now it is good. Drop out rate is only 2%. Due to the fast development of the infrastructural facilities, it attracts talented students. The college is able to develop its student strength from 110 to 3000 within a decade. It may offer more need based & career oriented self-financing courses. Mechanism of feedback from students is just initiated by the college which requires some more improvement.

The college has constituted a grievance redressal cell and a placement cell which needs to be formalised and activated for its all-out activities.

Central Govt. Scholarship and Free ships for B.C. students are given. Various financial concessions of State Govt. is offered in the college. Merit scholarship or Merit cum Means scholarship is not given from last two years.

Counselling is offered to students by the Department of Psychology. Placement service has helped several students to get employed in various organisations.
Alumni Association is just formed during decennial celebration of the college. The college should chalk-out programmes to activate the newly formed Alumni Association. Students progression to higher level is reasonably good Alumni and Parents are proud for the institution and its growth. Its growth rate is encouraging.

The college is run by P. E. Society a well-known organization in the field of education. It has a good internal co-ordination and monitoring mechanism with the Principal HOD, Local Managing Committee and teachers. There is evidence to the distribution of work between the various categories, which is an encouraging feature. The fact that efforts are taken by the managing committee to improve the organization and management of the institution is a welcoming feature.

The funds are properly and effectively utilized and the Internal Audit work is up-to-date. The service documents of both teaching and non-teaching staff are maintained properly and regularly. Unit cost of education is Rs. 6842 Loan facilities are operating as advance against salary for both the teaching and non-teaching staff members for any emergency and other needs.

The Selection Committee makes the recruitment of the staff strictly as per the University and State Govt. rules and the management organizes the process.

The Principal periodically reviews the efficiency of the non-teaching staff. There is a special committee to prepare the academic calendar and timetable with the assistance of the HOD of different departments of the college, which is approved by the College Council. The college conducts professional development programme, in particular office automation, which benefits the non-teaching staff of the college. The fees structure in aided courses is as prescribed by the University of Pune. The management is finalizing the fee structure for the self-financing courses.

The purpose of education is to teach man to think independently. There is a clear vision on the part of everyone, which has helped in the overall healthy growth and development of the P.E.Society's Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune. There is a complete transparency in the admission of students for all courses. There is no donation either from students or from the public for admission and appointments.

Various cultural activities are conducted to promote and to encourage inherent creative abilities in students. As a part of Co-curricular activities, seminars and competitions are held and talented students are sponsored to take part in inter collegiate competitions.

Remedial classes are held for the weaker students. Self-assessment and informal feed back from students is used to improve the performance of teachers.

The Micro Biology Department has established a linkage with National Aids Research Institution and National Centre for Cell Science, Pune to help the students to undertake minor research programmes in these centres.

The college uses facilities at sister institutions to conduct short-term courses in Computers, Tissue culture, Food processing, Gardening etc. A certificate course in information technology (e-logistics) is being held for the benefit of the students.

To impart value based education they held special classes to moral education. The extension lectures by eminent social reformers and academicians are arranged for the students regularly. The students play an active role during natural calamities.

Transparency is maintained in appointments and admissions. It is reported that no capitation fees or donation is collected for admission of students to various courses offered by the college. No donations are collected for appointments also. The college is imparting quality education at affordable cost for poor and weaker sections of the society.

Blood donation camps, visits to remand and old age homes Aids awareness campaign, cleanliness drives etc are organised with the help of NSS and NCC units of the college. The college encourages various social and cultural programmes through Arts Circle.

Seminars, Film shows, Guest lectures, Quiz competitions, Flair, wall magazine exhibition, Inter-Collegiate events, excursions etc. are organised by different association and committees formed in the college.

Sports activities are regularly held in the institution.

Earn and learn scheme for economically backward students is useful for poor students.

Career counselling by Teachers, Placement and campus interviews for students, extensive coaching for weaker students are some of the healthy practices followed in the college.

Alumni Association is just being formed only.

The Peer Team appreciates the progress and development made by the institution within a period of one decade due to the sincere and dedicated efforts of the management, faculty and all others concerned.

The laboratories of Biotechnology, Micro Biology and Computer Science are good with adequate workspace and equipments. Some foreign students from the countries of Middle East and Africa are attracted towards the emerging courses.

The college was established in the year 1992 and is yet to obtain recognition of UGC under 2f and 12B. Self-financing courses in subjects like Microbiology, Biotechnology and MCA are conducted in the College. NSS unit of the College has won a lot of awards. Cultural activities are encouraged especially in the field of classical music. Research activities leading to M.Phil and Ph.D. degree are not yet started. Linkages with institutions by Microbiology department are helpful to students. Value based education is given to students to build up discipline and moral values. Social awareness programmes in different fields are organised with help of NCC and NSS units.

UGC recognition under 2f and 12B should be obtained at the earliest.
UGC Co-ordination Committee is yet to be formed to send the research projects proposals to UGC and other agencies are yet to be started. Initiative should be taken in this regard after normal formalities.

More self-financing courses in need based subjects can be started.

The process of acquiring eight acres of land adjacent to the campus should be expedited. This land can be used to buildup sports and other infrastructural facilities for the college.

Sufficient care should be taken to introduce third year courses for basic sciences viz. Zoology, Botany, Mathematics etc.

Post Graduation courses may be started in the Arts and Social Science stream also.

Remedial classes may be conducted in all subjects for weak students.

As only few departments are making use of audiovisual systems for the regular teaching more departments should be encouraged to make use of this facility.

Research activities should be initiated at least in few departments. This will help the faculty members to do M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees.

Consultancy in areas like Microbiology and Biotechnology can be started.
Linkages with more institutions will be helpful for both students and staff.

Students have taken part and won many prizes in International, National, State and University level games and events even though separate facilities have not been provided in the college.

More furniture and few indoor games kits should be provided in the common rooms of boys and girls.

Gymkhana is just being setup. Action should be taken to provide a spacious and airy gymkhana for the students.

Attempt should be made to get sanction for NCC unit for the college instead of present system of open enrolment.

Health care facilities to the students and employees are important. Efforts should be made to open a health centre.

The facilities in the computer laboratories can be used to train the teaching and non-teaching staff members and also to impart computer literacy to other students.

In Chemistry department; the General Laboratory (Organic and In-organic) has adequate space and facilities, but Physical Chemistry section requires further improvement.

Student attendance should be computerized and made available to the Principal, Heads of the Departments and Parents.

To improve the English communication skills of students, a Language laboratory may be setup.

The space in the library is highly inadequate to meet the requirements of the student strength of more than 3000. A more specious and adequately furnished library should be provided in the new building.

More titles, specially for basic sciences should be added.

Reprographic facilities may be provided in the library.

Internet facility should be made available in the library more effectively.

The services of the Placement Cell functioning in the Computer Science Department to be extended to the students of other departments also.

The use of computer facilities should be extended to all departments.

Few more journals can be subscribed in the Central Library for the benefit of students and faculty members of Post Graduate departments.

Canteen facility has to be improved.

Parking shed for vehicles may be provided.

A lift may be provided in main building as well as the new building, which is under construction.

Counselling and guidance centres for the students to be established.

Alumni Association has to be more active and involve in developmental activities.

A woman cell may be set up to attend to grievances of girls students.

Vocational and need based courses may be started on self-financing basis.

I have gone through the report and agree with it.

Prof. M. Abhdul Rahiman

Dr. Ajoy Kr. Mukherjee

Dr. N. Yesodha Devi
(Member Convener)

Mr. Anil M. Vankalas
Modern College,
Ganeshkhind, Pune.

Date : 6th January 2004

Modern College student held for extortion bid

Pune: A student of Modern College was arrested in an extortion case, by the Chatuhshrungi police on Thursday. The suspect, Sagar Raju Abnave (22), is pursuing his graduation in arts from the college.

A resident of Bhakti Dharshan in Pimple Gurav, Manoj Shankar Jadhav (37), lodged a first information report (FIR) at the Chatuhshrungi police station on Wednesday against two unidentified persons for trying to extort money from him. Although Jadhav did not know the duo, he provided the police with the registration number of the two-wheeler in which they came.

The senior inspector of the Chatuhshrungi police station, Mahadev Chavan said, We traced the vehicle to Sagar. We have arrested him and are on the look out for the second person who accompanied him, Chavan said.

Sub-inspector AN Narote said that the duo entered Jadhavs office and asked him to arrange two Volvo buses for free for ferrying senior citizens on a picnic. The duo told Jadhav that if he failed to arrange the buses, he would have to pay Rs 1 lakh in cash, Narote added.

Extension for retired college faculty a farce?

Pune: A state government resolution (GR) issued in February on the extension to college teachers after retirement is now being described as a farce by a section of faculty after it first brought cheer to them.According to the GR, a professor who has earned A grade in his confidential report (CR) for three consecutive years or B+ grade for two consecutive years would be considered for the extension of service after retirement.

The GR states that private colleges will have to advertise in newspaper to select a candidate for the principals post. If a college fails to get the right candidate, only then would the incumbent principal be given an extension.

Reacting to this GR, faculty member Nandkumar Nikam of the CT Bora College in Shirur, described it as a farce.The GR is completely wrong, he said, pointing out that the government-aided private colleges do not have the provision of CR. The CR practice exists for the non-teaching staff engaged in the administration, he added.The teaching faculty has a self-appraisal process in which, after a self-review, the report is submitted to the principal. No grades are given in this, so getting A or B+ grade is out of question, he said.
Nikam said an extension is not possible if the candidate has not done a doctorate.On the extension to principals, he said the GR says that the college has to put the advertisement twice before allowing the principal to continue. This clause is questionable as it is not mentioned in the University Grants Commissions (UGC) guidelines. Led by Nikam, the aggrieved faculty members from various colleges are now planning to meet state higher and technical education minister, Rajesh Tope, to settle the issue as he has accepted that there are some loopholes in various GRs issued recently.

Disagreeing with Nikam, a professor from Modern College of Arts, Commerce and Science said the new GR is a rectifying process as deserving candidates will certainly get a continuation. If the report of a certain professor is known to be bad over the years, then certainly she will not get extension, he said.

Similarly, if better candidates for a particular subject are available, then the professor will not get an extension, he said.

MAEERs Arts, Commerce and Science College principal, TN More, said the new GR is a net to assess the professors on physical fitness and their mental and emotional ability to cope with increasing challenges in the field. If a person is fit in all the three categories then certainly she will get the extension, he said.

Three youths strike gold from dirt

Pune: When much of the city is crying out over the pathetic urban waste management, three students from Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce have come up with a model on urban domestic waste management using vermitechnology.Apart from implementing the model with families in various localities of the city, the trio has also bagged the first prize in the poster competition for presenting their work at the Indo-German conference titled Greening with Goethe held in Bangalore recently.

The proud team comprising Vedant Kadam (17), Swapnil Surgude (20) and Aditya Zaware (20) spoke about their project and the advantages of using the model at the households.

The model explains the decentralisation of garbage using vermiculture. We surveyed about 150 families in various localities and chose twenty of them, next to our college, to implement the model, Kadam said.Speaking about the process that led them to the development of the model, Surgude said that the main objective was to create awareness and make people understand the importance of garbage decomposition.It was essential to find whether people segregate the dry and wet waste, and on an average how much waste is generated from every household, etc., he said.

The city team was chosen from among 40 other teams from institutions all over India and Germany.According to these students, the conference gave them an opportunity to meet scientists from various parts of the world which enabled them to understand the issues related to the environment in a much better manner.

The students attribute part of their success to the college which played a supportive role in sponsoring their project.
The college staff was very supportive as we were equipped with all the tools required by them. They enabled us to go through a course supported by the Institute of Natural Organic Agriculture (INORA) to have a better understanding of the subject, Zaware said.

The students have been participating in activities related to waste management in the college. Modern Colleges associate professor (department of zoology), Narendra Naidu, who guided the students in the project, said that the model has been used by the students in their colleges for managing garden waste and canteen waste.

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