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Bhilawadi Shikshan Sanstha Babasaheb Chitale Mahavidyalaya, Sangli, Maharashtra
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Palus Taluk, Bhilawadi
Sangli (District Sangli)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 416303


Bhilawadi Shikshan Sanstha Babasaheb Chitale Mahavidyalaya, Sangli Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Aided. Bhilawadi Shikshan Sanstha Babasaheb Chitale Mahavidyalaya, Sangli Maharashtra is also known as Babasaheb Chitale College. Bhilawadi Shikshan Sanstha Babasaheb Chitale Mahavidyalaya, Sangli Maharashtra is managed by Society: Bhilvadi Shikshan Sanstha, C/o Babasaheb Chitale College, BHILAWADI-416 303, Tal: Palus, Dist: Sangli. Bhilawadi Shikshan Sanstha Babasaheb Chitale Mahavidyalaya, Sangli Maharashtra was established on / in 1995.


Principal of Bhilawadi Shikshan Sanstha Babasaheb Chitale Mahavidyalaya, Sangli Maharashtra is Dr. D. G. Deshpande (Mobile 9422002435).

Bhilawadi Shikshan Sanstha Babasaheb Chitale Mahavidyalaya is situated in Sangli of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Sangli comes under Palus Tehsil, Sangli District.

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Contact Details of Bhilawadi Shikshan Sanstha Babasaheb Chitale Mahavidyalaya, Sangli Maharashtra are : 02346-237260



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Bhilawadi Shikshan Sanstha Babasaheb Chitale Mahavidyalaya, Sangli Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
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Approval details: Bhilawadi Shikshan Sanstha Babasaheb Chitale Mahavidyalaya is affiliated with Shivaji University, Kolhapur



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NAAC report of Bhilawadi Shikshan Sanstha Babasaheb Chitale Mahavidyalaya

SECTION 1 : INTRODUCTION
Babasaheb Chitale Mahavidyalaya, Bhilawadi, Palus Taluka, Sangli Dist. Maharashtra was established in the year 1995 as an Arts College. It is to be noted that the college is a single faculty college catering to the rural students of the area around Bhilawadi. This is a Grant-in-aid college affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur (Maharashtra State). The college is not yet recognized under 2(f) and 12(b) of the UGC Act .

The college is located in a rural area and sited on a land with an extent of about 5.20 acres. It offers four UG programmes in the faculty of Arts and a few short term skill oriented self financing courses on Rangoli, Jari jardoshi, ceramic pot and making of Indigo, Phenol, Washing Powder & Liquid Soap. There are 16 teachers currently working in the college of whom 6 are permanent teachers and the remaining are temporary. The number of non-teaching staff is 8.

The number of students enrolled in the existing UG programmes in the college is 359 and 90 of them are in the short term courses conducted alongside. Annual system of academic work is being followed by the college with the curricula designed by Shivaji University. The college has support services like Library, sports facilities, and Canteen. The college has been functioning from 2001-02 in its own building which was constructed out of substantial donations by the Chitale family as also from the local people of Bhilawadi and surrounding villages. Within a short span of about 8 years the college has thought of getting itself assessed and accredited by NAAC and hence they prepared a Self-Study Report and submitted it in June 2003 to the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore. NAAC has constituted a peer team to study and validate the Self-Study Report. The Peer Team comprised Prof.(Mrs) Padma Ramachandran, (former Vice-Chancellor of M.S. University, Baroda) Thiruvananthapuram, (Kerala) as Chairperson, Dr. K. P. Kandasami, Former Registrar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and Director, KSR School of Management, K.S.Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode,Tamil Nadu as Member-coordinator and Dr. O. V. Usha, Director of Publications and Head of the Department of Printing and Publication, Mahatama Gandhi University, Kottayam (Kerala) as member.

The Peer Team visited the college on 19th, and 20th January, 2004 and held interaction meetings with various constituents of the college. To validate the information given in the Self-Study Report, the Peer Team held discussions with the Management, Principal, teaching and non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni; visited all support services and went through all available documents of the college in the course of the two days. The Peer Team has drafted the report as in the following paragraphs keeping in mind the seven criteria identified by the NAAC and the performance of the college.

SECTION 2 : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I : CURRICULAR ASPECTS
The college offers only a few programme options, viz. English, Marathi, History, and Economics under the faculty of Arts. At the same time additional subjects like Geography, Psychology, Political Science and Hindi are also taught in the college. The college has also conducted a few practical short term courses such as Rangoli, Jari Jardoshi, Ceramics, etc which are being conducted for one or a few days duration.

The University prescribes the syllabi for all the courses of study. The programmes at UG level are for a duration of three years. The Principal has been on the Board of Studies of the University and has contributed his views for modifying and restructuring of the syllabi.

CRITERION II : TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The students are admitted in the course of study based on the academic proficiency and performance in personal interviews . The admission process is monitored by a committee of senior teachers and is in accordance with the norms of Shivaji University, Kolhapur. However, preference in admission is given to students of the Junior College run by the same management. Merit being equal, preference is also given to students who have some credentials in the field of sports and other extra curricular activities at National, State and University level. The majority of students seeking admission in various courses of study hail from rural areas.

The teachers are encouraged to prepare their own teaching plans for the academic year. The activities of the teachers in teaching, are reviewed by the respective heads of the departments. Other learner-centered teaching methods adopted by the teachers include group discussions, Question-Answer Method, Seminars, Study Tours, guest lectures, preparation of charts etc. The college works for 190 teaching days in a year.

The teachers are committed to teaching and completing the syllabi in time and in case the portions are not completed within the stipulated period, the teachers conduct extra lectures for completion of syllabus. At the beginning of the year a prospectus is issued from which students get information about evaluation methods. The overall performance of students is monitored by keeping a record of the academic developments of the students, the activities and achievements of the students, etc. Staff meetings are regularly conducted to discuss and evaluate the academic progress of students.

The college follows the self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the teachers and every teacher is expected to submit the same to the Principal through the HOD at the end of every academic year. The teachers of the college are encouraged to attend state level and national level seminars, conferences and workshops.

CRITERION III : RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The Principal is the only person with a Doctorate degree and active in research by guiding M.Phil and Ph.D. students. A few of the teachers are engaged in active research. The college has formed a Research Committee to look into proposals for research and to encourage teachers to take up research. During the last five years, four minor research projects were taken up by the faculty of the college. Several faculty members have participated in University and State level seminars.

Community development is an integral part of the college activities. The staff and students are committed to social upliftment. These activities are carried out mainly through NSS. Some of the community development activities include Health & Hygiene Awareness programme, Medical Camp, Adult Education & Literacy, Blood Donation Camp, AIDS awareness rallies and Environment Awareness programmes. Wherever possible, activities are organized in collaboration with NGOs and GOs. The teachers and the students celebrate various days like Maharashtra Krishi Din, Bank Nationalisation Day, Literacy Day and Consumers Day.

Apart from the above, the college has arranged some outreach programmes through Population Education club, Adult Education and National Literacy Mission etc. A few members of the staff have also involved themselves in counseling, and consultancy services in the field of co-operative movement. The endeavours undertaken individually by the teachers and staff in the extension activities are worth noting. There is a system by which teachers give lectures on a topic outside their subject at staff meetings of teachers.

CRITERION IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college is situated on 5.20 acres of land. The existing infrastructure is sufficient to meet the requirements for ongoing programmes. The college has lecture halls, common assembly room, a gymkhana room and a small canteen.

The playground and gymkhana are made available to the youth of the neighbouring areas and institutions. Further the college lends its infrastructural facilities to others agencies and government departments for conducting competitive examinations. Tree plantation in the campus is a regular college activity under the supervision of N.S.S.

There are 3458 books in the Library. The college subscribes for 13 periodicals. The library works on all days except Sundays and public holidays. The library has a Book Bank facility and a Library Committee.

A number of students of the college have participated in various sports and games conducted by the University, State and Central agencies. Many students have represented the University in various inter university tournaments. For instance, the college has participated in Volley Ball championships on behalf of the Shivaji University, Kolhapur. It is commendable that without any facilities whatever there are a few students who excel in swimming (the learning is done in wells). Facilities have also been provided for indoor games like Chess and Carrom. Some students have participated in sports and games at the University level competitions and won prizes and awards. The infrastructure is used for academic and extra-curricular activities to the extent possible.

The NSS unit of the college has been recognized by Shivaji University for the Best Camp Management continually for three years from 1996-97. The NSS unit of the college is very strong which helps to inculcate civic responsibilities among the students. The unit has conducted successful programmes like Gramswachhata Abhiyan (Clean village program) and plantation of trees in nearby villages among other things.

The college does not have a Health Clinic and counselling on a regular basis under the supervision of a doctor, though medical help and treatment is given to students and staff as and when required. The college gives free medical treatment to the staff and students. The college has a cycle parking shed each for boys and girls.

CRITERION V : STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The college has 359 students on the rolls and most of them belong to the neighbouring rural villages around Bhilawadi. It provides equal opportunities in granting admission for boys and girls. Infact the girls outnumber the boys. The community is very appreciative of the fact that there are opportunity for girls so close to where they live. Parents also feel fortunate that there is discipline in the college and security for girls. The pass percentage is more than 70% in all the courses offered by the college. Many students secure first classes in the University examinations.

The college has started collecting feedback from the students. It publishes the updated prospectus annually with information on the profile of the college, the courses, admission procedures, eligibility conditions, fees structure and conduct of examinations.

SC and ST students as well as economically backward students receive monetary help for their studies. There are very few students who study on a full payment basis. The annual fee is Rs. 800/- for those who can afford to pay.

The college has initiated a separate wing which consist of a Counselling Centre for women in collaboration with Sangli Zilla Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal and launched a few short term practical courses for the girls in Rangoli, Jari Jardosi and other areas mentioned earlier.

The college has recently instituted an Alumni Association, which meets thrice in a year or more often as needed.

CRITERION VI : ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The college is managed by the Bhilawadi Shikshan Sanstha. It is very fortunate that the Babasaheb Chitale Family is involved in its running. The trustees are very progressive and are making every effort to fulfil the goals with which the Founder started the college. The college has an internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism for policy formulation, implementation and evaluation. Various Committees have been formed for the smooth and effective implementation of the programmes and the functioning of the college. The local management council looks after the day-to-day administration of the college. The members of the non-teaching staff are recruited according to Govt. staffing pattern and they are encouraged to undergo professional training programmes organized by Shivaji University. There is a separate committee called Academic Planning Centre under the chairmanship of a staff for preparing the academic calendar. The college receives salary grants from the State Govt., (but no grant for development and maintenance) and fees from students. The deficit in the annual budget is met by the management of the college. The audit is carried out and reported to the management.

There is a grievance redressal cell which looks into the complaints of the staff and students. The cell tries to solve their problems by organizing meetings, hearings and discussions and if necessary, negotiates with the members of the Managing Committee and with the Principal.

CRITERION VII : HEALTHY PRACTICES
The college has introduced some healthy practices for improvement in the quality of the institution. Every teaching staff member fills up a Self Appraisal Form at the end of every academic year as per the guidelines and norms of the UGC and Shivaji University. This is submitted to the Principal by the teachers through Heads of Departments.

Various activities are conducted to give proper opportunities to bring out the talents of students like elocution competition, Bhavgeet and Bhaktigeet Competition, Antakshari, Essay writing competition, etc. The college celebrates various days of national importance for national integration and unity.

The college provides training to the students for taking competitive examinations and conducts coaching classes and general knowledge tests.

SECTION 3 : OVERALL ANALYSIS
Babasaheb Chitale Mahavidyalaya, Bhilawadi established about 8 years ago is a co-ed. college in Bhilawadi, which imparts education in the Faculty of Arts only. Though the college was started as a no grant college, it became a grant in aid college with effect from June, 2001.

POSITIVE STRENGTHS OF THE COLLEGE :
It is heartening to see that a college in the rural area has lofty motives of awakening rural youth, particularly girls and providing them facilities for realizing their aspirations without having to travel too far.

Various curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular activities implemented by the college help to develop the personality and character of students.

Self appraisal method is adopted by the college to evaluate the performance of the teachers.

The infrastructural facilities like classrooms and playgrounds are made available to other agencies too.

The college has created good facilities for outdoor and indoor games and a number of students of the college have participated and won prizes in various sports and games at the university, state and national level.

The college and the management encourage teachers to attend academic seminars, workshops and conferences.

It has established an Alumni Association though the college was started only a few years ago. The Alumni Association is active and willing to help the college in every way.

RECOMMENDATIONS :
The college may introduce more career-oriented courses at the UG level and Diploma courses in the emerging disciplines on self supporting basis. A suggestion for introducing Diploma in Dairying came up - this may be explored. Thought may also be given to obtain sanction for starting PG courses in select subjects.

A formal feedback mechanism should be evolved so as to invite the views of the guardians, local community and prospective employers on the efficiency of the college in imparting quality education relevant to the region.

The self assessment which is made by teachers may be preceded by annual plan of action to be prepared by each teacher (at the beginning of the academic year), in consultation with the Principal.

It is desirable to have linkages with other institutions of higher learning to upgrade teaching and research modes to enhance the potential of teachers.

The teachers may be persuaded to prepare handouts and learning materials on the subjects they teach. The college may consider procuring audio visual and other aids (including OH projector) for helping in supplementing existing teaching methodologies.

Opportunities for teachers to improve qualifications may be sought out by the institution.

A culture for undertaking research needs to be created in all the departments.

Community work and extension activities are good but could be made more extensive. In the reverse process, teachers and students should be able to capture the wisdom and experience of the community for further theorizing and learning.

As regards physical infrastructure, more toilets and a common room for girls may be provided urgently. Also more equipment may be purchased for games and physical activities. The expansion of gym activities may also be considered.

The Library may be expanded in terms of space and number of titles and periodicals. The possibilities of extending Internet facilities in the library to students and staff for accessing information and material, may be explored. The Library needs computerization and reprographic facilities.

We are glad to note that some of the students speak English, as we fill it is necessary to have a good knowledge of English to reach the outside world. It is necessary to make the study of English more popular and strengthen English teaching. For this purpose, the Central Institute for English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL) at Hydrabad may be approached. They will be able to give advice this matter and may even help in other ways.

The College needs to seriously pursue imparting computer education for all its employees and to encourage students to become familiar with computers. It would be necessary to set up a computer centre with a few computers. Office work needs to be computerized and this may be taken up without loss of time. In all future recruitments of teaching/non-teaching staff knowledge of computer may be insisted upon.

The college should take steps to strengthen the Alumni Association (which is quite enthusiastic to co-operate with the college) in order to utilize their services for academic and campus development activities.

It would be desirable to introduce sex education as a part of HIV/AIDS prevention programme.

CONCLUDING REMARKS
The College is very young - less than 10 years old. At the moment there is only one Faculty. It needs more time to evolve and grow. In this sense, it is a little too early to assess and give it a grading. However, within the existing constraints it is headed in the right direction. We feel that this college is doing well enough to attract government and other grants for development and maintenance especially because of the following factors :-

The interest and commitment shown by the management to work in the rural area and develop facilities for educating the deprived, especially girls and

The value education particularly discipline, integrity and integration are consciously promoted and

The College has young and devoted teachers ably led by a Principal with qualifications, experience and an HRD approach.

Necessary efforts may be made to approach government and other agencies for grant purposes.

Dr. (Mrs) Padma Ramachandran
(Chairperson)

Dr. K. P. Kandasami
(Member - Co-ordinator)

Dr. O. V. Usha
(Member)

Dr.Prakash Balwant Kulkarni
Principal

Date : 20/01/2004

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