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Deccan Education Society Willingdon College, Sangli, Maharashtra
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Deccan Education Society Willingdon College, Sangli Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Aided. Deccan Education Society Willingdon College, Sangli Maharashtra is managed by Society: Deccan Education Society, Fergusson College Campus, Shivaji Nagar, Deccan Gymkhana, PUNE-411004. Deccan Education Society Willingdon College, Sangli Maharashtra was established on / in 1919.

Principal of Deccan Education Society Willingdon College, Sangli Maharashtra is Dr H.S.Nirmale 9225340924, Dr. B. V.Tamhankar.

Deccan Education Society Willingdon College is situated in Sangli of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Sangli comes under Miraj Tehsil, District.

Fax # of Deccan Education Society Willingdon College, Sangli Maharashtra is 0233 2601131.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Deccan Education Society Willingdon College, Sangli Maharashtra are 9222540924.

email ID(s) is Deccan Education Society Willingdon College Sangli Maharashtra

Website of Deccan Education Society Willingdon College, Sangli Maharashtra is http://www.willingdoncollege.net/.

Contact Details of Deccan Education Society Willingdon College, Sangli Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-233 2601131, 2601898, 23025154

Establishment :
Great national leaders and patriots like Vishnushastri Chiplunkar, Lokmanya Tilak, Gopalrao Agarkar and Madhavrao Namjoshi, inspired by the spirit of a nation building ideal of education, laid the foundations in Pune, of the New English School in 1880 and the D.E.Soceity in 1884. The Fergusson college was started in 1885. In response to a demand that a College be started in Southern Maharashtra and in response to the sincere desire of the Ruler of the Sangli State, the Soceity founded the Willingdon College at Sangli in 1919. The President of the Society, Shrimant Chh.Shahu Maharaj , Kolhapur and the Vice-Presidents, Shrimant Patwardhans, Rulers of the Sangli and Miraj States and the generous wealthy citizens around came forth with great help for the cause. The College was started on the morning of 22nd June, 1919 in the Sangli City in the building where Rani Saraswati Kanya Shala stands today. At the beginning only the Arts wing was started with an enrollment of 220 students. Later on Wrangler R.P.Paranjapye and the founder Principal of the College Shri.C.G.Bhatye with great effort, secured an area of 125 acres at Vishrambag for the college and the work of construction was immediately taken up.

Silver Jubilee - 1944 :
During this period, Centers of higher education and colleges were rare. With the establishment of the Willingdon College the students in Southern Maharashtra and from the Districts of Belgaum, Dharwad, Karwar and Vijapur in Karnataka were greatly benefited. The college rendered useful service for these two provinces. Wherever we move in this area we are found to meet the past Willingdonians. In fact to be a past Willingdonian has remained a bond of affection for many educated persons in the past. The College moved in the present buildings on 8th August, 1924. At that time only the 'L' shaped wing to the East and the South were completed. the square block building of the boys Hostel came up in 1925 and the two storied Shahu Block in 1927. In 1932-33 the Science wing was started. The name of the College by then was known for its sterling merits of education, attracting students from faraway places. The Process of the college was rapid. During the period in 1935-44 the buildings of the Gymkhana , Quarters for Professors on either side of the approach road, the Girls Hostel , the Guest House ( Karve Sadan) and the Laboratory were setup. In 1944 the college celebrated its Silver Jubilee in an impressive manner.

Golden Jubilee - 1969 :
After the celebrations of the Silver Jubilee image of the college shone with greater brightness. During the period 1945-1957 more buildings came up, one more Hostel for the Girls , two more Hostel buildings for the Boys, Velankar Assembly Hall , Recreation hall and an addition to the main building at the West. Today the hostel accommodate 110 Boys and 85 Girls. In the next 15 years the Biology Laboratory , three storied building of the Library , Post Office , building, one more Hostel for the girls, Canteen and NCC buildings and the Open Air Theatre were completed. On the Science side subjects like Biology , Physics, Mathematics and Statistics were started. In 1969 , Golden Jubilee of the College was celebrated in a splendid manner. Some past students from foreign countries attended the celebrations with deep reverence. Other past students and well-wishers of the college gave generous donations, considerably and swelling the funds of the college.

Diamond Jubilee - 1979 :
Out of the funds collected at the time of the golden Jubilee, more constructive work was taken up. 11 new Class rooms, Teachers Hostel, (Out of the UGC funds to the extent of 2/3rd of the entire expenditure), tube-well for water supply, extension of the Gymkhana Building, Badminton Hall were completed. The College was recognized as a permanent Post Graduate Centre by the Shivaji University. On the Science side, Microbiology and Electronics and on the arts side Psychology, Logic and Philosophy were added. Diamond Jubilee was celebrated with the same enthusiasm as the Golden Jubilee and received spontaneous support from all quarters.

Platinum Jubilee - 1994 :
Many projects were launched as a part of platinum jubilee celebrations such as - Pre-primary, primary and secondary ( English and Marathi Medium ) School at Willingdon Campus, Health Club, Overhead Water Tank etc. and were completed successfully.


A palatial quadrangular structure built in a stone, attracts every one. It confins an open air theatre with a large open space. Building comprises of �

Basement - There are 4 medium sized rooms (one room is used as a control room for University Exams.) and a store room.

Ground floor - It houses Principal and Vice-Principal's offices, Administrative Office, Geography Department, Staff Common Room, Ladies Common Room, Library, Departments of Botany, Mathematics, N.C.C. Office with a separate entrance, 3 big class-rooms, 1 small class-room and a Strong-room for University's Central Assessment Programme. Also an open air theatre is located on this floor, where the Annual Prize Distribution ceremony takes place.

First floor - There are 7 big sized rooms and I medium sized room. Department of History, Statistics, Hindi, English, Marathi, Economics, Physics and Zoology are located on this floor.

Terrace - There is a tower on the frontal side of the main building, on which the National Flag is hoisted on 15th August, 26th January and 1st May every year. Zoology store room, Animal House are lodged on the North- West side terrace.

There are 24 class rooms in total.

There are other buildings like �
Velankar Auditorium
Department of Microbiology
Gymkhana and a Pavelion Building
Department of Electronics
Chemistry Laboratory No.1
Chemistry Laboratory No.2
Chemistry Laboratory No.3
N.C.C. Armory
Bungalow No.1 (Principal's Residence)
Bungalow No.2 (Life-member Teacher)
Bungalow No.3 (Life-member Teacher)
Bungalow No.4 (Life-member Teacher)
Bungalow No.5 (Life-member Teacher)
Bungalow No.6 (Life-member Teacher)
Bungalow No.7 (Life-member Teacher)
U.G.C. Teachers' Hostel (4 flats)
Karve Guest House
Ladies Hostel
Boys Hostel (Shahu Block), Boys Hostel (Square Block)
Boys Hostel (Chavan Block) , Boys Hostel (Kabbur Block)
Cycle stand, Hobby Workshop, Non-residential students centre

Other colleges of Deccan Education Society Group, Pune (Poona)
Kirti M Doongursee College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai (Bombay)
Fergusson College, Pune (Poona)
Institute of Management Development and Research, Pune (Poona)
Chintamanrao College of Commerce, Sangli
Deccan Education Societys Institute of Management Development and Research, Sangli
Fergusson Institute of Advanced Studies, Pune (Poona)


Deccan Education Society Willingdon College, Sangli Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
B.A, B.Sc, B.Sc(Microbiology), B.Sc(Biotechnology), B.Sc(CS), Bachelor in Computer Science(B.C.S), M.A, M.Sc(Math), M.Phil(Botany, Zoology)

Approval details: Deccan Education Society Willingdon College is affiliated with Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Profile of Deccan Education Society Willingdon College

The college was established by Deccan Education Society (DES) in 1885. DES was established in 1884 by Loakmanya Tilak, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar , Vishnushastri Chipalunkar, Madhavrao Namjoshi. One of the main goals of the D. E. Society is to make education available to all sections of the social strata by making it inexpensive and affordable. The mission of the college is to create the foundation on which the stakeholders can build, shape, sharpen and add value to their intellectual and human potential

Media coverage of Deccan Education Society Willingdon College, Sangli Maharashtra, Maharashtra

NAAC report of Deccan Education Society Willingdon College

Section 1: Introduction
Willingdon College, Sangli, Maharashtra State, volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, and submitted its Self Study Report (SSR) in March 2003. The Council constituted a Peer Team comprising of Prof. G. K. Sasidharan, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Calicut, Kerala, as Chairperson , Prof. T. V. Thyagaraja, Govt. Arts College, Tumkur, Karnataka, as Member, and Prof. P. S. N. Reddy, Department of Chemistry, Osmania University, Hydrabad, as Member Coordinator. The Peer Team carefully perused and analysed the SSR submitted by the College. The team visited the College on 2nd - 3rd February, 2004.

Willingdon College, was established in 1919 by the Deccan Education Society, which was founded in 1884 by the great visionaries like Lokamanya Balagangadhara Tilak, to cater to the educational needs of Western Maharashtra. The College was started as a First Grade College, with the support of the then Governor of Bombay Province, His Excellency Lord Willingdon. The College is one of the oldest and a premier institution of Maharashtra State. At present, the College is affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur. It was earlier affiliated to the erstwhile Bombay University up to 1948, and University of Pune till 1962.

The College started with Arts courses with 218 students. Science courses were introduced in 1932. At present, the College offers 3 U.G. (B.A.,B.Sc. and B.C.S.) and 2 P.G. (M.A. and M.Sc) programmes. These courses are under grant-in-aid, except B.C.S. and Biotechnology that are offered on self-financing basis. The College also offers M.Phil programs in Botany and Zoology. In addition, the College also designed and implemented 3 self-financing short-term enrichment certificate courses. The present student strength is 1487 (1020 in U.G., 372 in P.G., 95 in self-financing courses and 26 in Diploma) and 44% of them are girls. The College has 16 departments (6 Arts and 10 Science) with 85 qualified teachers of whom 45 are permanent, 2 temporary, and 1 part-time and 37 on CHB (clock hour basis). On the non-teaching staff there are 76 members of which 10 are technical and 66 non technical.

Being an institution established prior to 1972, it is included under 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act and has been receiving UGC grants regularly. The unit cost of student works out to be Rs. 16,015/-, which includes salary component. The dropout rate on an average is around 30% in U.G. and 40% in P.G.. The College follows annual system for all courses except M.Sc. Mathematics, which is under semester scheme.

The College is situated in an area of 125 acres of land owned by the Society, of which 22 acres of land is presently earmarked for the exclusive use of the College. The Management informed the Peer Team that more land will be allotted to the College, if required in future for its academic expansion. The support services in the College include hostels, central library, computer laboratory, assembly hall, open air theatre, gymkhana building, play grounds with pavilion, cricket turf pitch, tennis hard court, guest house etc.

The Management also runs 22 Schools (pre-primary / primary, secondary / higher secondary) 2 Commerce Colleges, 2 Management Colleges, One Vocational Guidance Institute, One Agricultural Research Insatiate and 2 Arts and Science Colleges.

The Peer Team carefully perused and analyzed the SSR submitted by the institution. During the institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents made available, visited the departments and examined the facilities. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were also visited and examined. The Peer Team interacted with the Governing Body (the management), the Principal, the Faculty, the Administrative and Non-teaching Staff, the Students, the Parents and the Alumni of the institution. Based on the above exercise, and keeping in view the seven criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer Team assessed the institution under various criteria. Commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern found in the assessment are given in the following pages.

Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects
The College has been offering B. A. courses since its inception. It is now offering Economics, English, Geography, Hindi, History and Marathi as special subjects, and Psychology, Scientific Method and Logic as optional, in 7 groups. The student has the option to choose any one group with five subjects in F.Y.B.A. Of these five, a student may choose four subjects in S.Y.B.A., and any one out of the four subjects of S.Y.B.A. at T.Y.B.A. level. In B.Sc. program, 9 subjects - Botany, Chemistry, Electronics, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Zoology, Microbiology and Biotechnology - are offered.. The optional pattern is the same as in B.A. program. Plant protection is taught as a subsidiary subject. Hindi and Marathi are the language options and English is a compulsory language upto T.Y. level. B.C.S. course was started in 2001 under self-finance scheme. The P.G. programs in the College are M. A. in Marathi, Hindi, English and Economics and M. Sc. in Mathematics.

The College follows the syllabi prescribed by the affiliating university for the above courses. Hence, the students do not have the flexibility in terms of time frame, horizontal mobility and non-core options. The elective options are limited to the subjects mentioned above.

The College has been conducting workshops/seminars, and guest lectures are arranged by inviting experts from neighboring institutions. Some teachers of the College have been serving on the academic bodies of the University like Board of Studies, Syllabus Revision Committee, and are actively participating in designing curriculum for U.G. and P.G. courses.

Criterion 2: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
Government and university norms are followed for student's admission. Reservation policy of the government of Maharashtra is observed throughout. Students are selected considering their academic merit, performance in interview and entrance tests for science subjects. Weightage is given for local students. There is no mechanism to test the aptitude of the students before admission. The College is not conducting remedial classes on a regular basis for the disadvantaged and. slow learners.

The teachers are making teaching plans at the beginning of the academic year. Heads of the departments monitors these. The syllabi are unitized and academic calendar is prepared according to the teaching plan. The teachers are not found writing work diaries. The pedagogy of teaching in the College is mainly by lecture method in the classroom. Models, charts, OHP, Audio-Visuals etc are occasionally used as supplements. The College is conducting periodic tests, seminars and terminal examinations.

There are 85 teachers, of whom 21 have Ph. D. degree and 15 are with M. Phil. The recruitment rules of the Government of Maharashtra and the affiliating University are followed in the recruitment of faculty. The College has been following the practice of self-appraisal for teachers. The same may be extended to the non-teaching employees also. The student evaluation of teachers' performance that was introduced from this academic year may be continued.

Teachers are deputed to attend the Refresher and Orientation courses and about 36 teachers were benefited from this. In addition, The College encourages teachers to participate in Faculty Development Programs like seminars, conferences etc., forty teachers have attended national seminars and 10 have attended international seminars. The College has organised 5 seminars/workshops in the past two years. It has constituted the "best teacher award" to encourage excellence in teaching and one teacher is selected every year for the award.

Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
Out of the 85 teachers, 21 have Ph.D. degree and 15 are M.Phil degree holders. Five teachers are recognized guides for M.Phil and Ph.D. Some faculty members have in fact guided students for M Sc (T & D), M Phil and Ph D degrees. Four teachers have registered for Ph.D. programme. The College promotes research by granting study leave / deputing them under the for FIP program of UGC. Fifteen teachers have taken Ph.D. under this scheme. One research project funded by the UGC worth Rs. 40,000/- is in progress. So far, 3-research projects worth Rs. 6,53,000/- have been completed with the financial assistance from the Government of Maharashtra and UGC. 86 research papers have been published, and 36 have been presented in various seminars and workshops by the faculty in the last 10 years.

Formal consultancy is yet to take roots in the College. However, one faculty member from the Department of Botany is giving consultancy service in herbal
medicine, to the needy patients, free of cost.
Several faculty members hold additional charges of extension activities. Extension activities are undertaken in relevant areas such as, Community Development, Health and Hygiene Awareness, Adult Education Programme, AIDS Awareness Programme, Environmental Awareness, Pulse Polio Programme etc., through posters, photo exhibition, essay competition, rallies, slide shows, street plays etc. The NSS organised Blood Donation Camps, visit to Leprosy Centre, Old Age Ashrama to give emotional relief to the aged, Eradication of Parthineam etc.,

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resource
The College campus includes a grandeur building, NCC arms stores, guest house, tennis court, garden, Principal's bungalow, ladies' and boys' hostels, basket ball court, teachers' quarters, canteen, cycle stand, overhead tank, one open well, waterman's quarters, post office, bank extension counter and play grounds for various games and sports.

The Principal's chamber and the Vice-Principals' cabins, administrative office, common staff room, ladies room, library, NCC office, strong room, departments of Botany and Mathematics and 4 class rooms are housed in the ground floor of the main building. The First floor houses the departments of History, Statistics, Hindi, English, Marathi, Economics, Physics and Zoology and seven big class rooms and one small classroom. On the terrace, Zoology store and animals houses are lodged. Three chemistry labs and the departments of Electronics and Microbiology are housed in separate buildings. In all, there are 8 laboratories and 23 class rooms. All the infrastructure facilities is common for both Junior and Senior Colleges.

The classrooms are big, adequately furnished and well ventilated. But the laboratories are congested, particularly in the departments of Botany, Zoology, Microbiology and Electronics. Microbiology, Biotechnology and Electronics laboratories need further updation in terms of equipment and apparatus.

The library is housed in the main building and is managed by a qualified senior librarian and an assistant librarian with supporting staff. The library has a collection of 72,260 books in addition to 9,500 donated books and 5,000 bound volumes of periodicals. It subscribes to 47 journals and magazines. The library works from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on all working days and follows open access system. At present, the library is provided with one computer and a printer. Computerization of the library services has just begun and it is proposed to be completed on priority basis. The library possesses some rare manuscripts and books of antique value.

The computer laboratory of the Bachelor of Computer Science (B.C.S.) has 27 computers for its students. The College offices are provided with 5 computers, and are seen used for preparing pay rolls etc.

Sports and games are given importance in the College. The College Gymkhana has facilities for indoor games like caroms, chess, table tennis, yoga , fencing , Kick-boxing and badminton. In addition, students are encouraged to participate in various out-door games like kabbadi, kho-kho, cricket, hokey, football, basketball etc. There is 400 meters athletics track in the College ground. Facilities for wrestling are also made available to the students.

Some of the students of the College have participated in International, National zonal and inter zonal sports events and brought laurels to the College. Meritorious sports persons are encouraged by the giving cash awards, trophies etc. There are 10 Gymkhana Trophies sponsored by various philanthropic individuals to encourage sports events in the College. The College provides basic sports equipment, tracksuits and T-shirts to the students participating in the sports events.

The College has 2 hostels, one for the boys to accommodate 110 residents and another for ladies to accommodate 85. In addition, a four flat UGC teachers' hostel is also available. There are two mess buildings attached to the hostels. At present only 15% of the intake capacity is seen unutilised.

Though there is no separate health center in the College two medical officers on call are made available in the campus to meet the medical requirements of the campus population. All the departments have separate staff rooms. Coin phone box and water cooler facilities are made available to the students in the College campus.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression :
Student's progression to higher studies and employment is about 50% and examination results are continuously good. On an average, the College has been securing 3 University ranks per year. The College office is prompt in disbursing scholarships and freeships granted by State and Central governments, and also by Philanthropists. About 70% of students are getting some financial help or the other. "Earn and learn" scheme has been introduced in the College to help the poor students.

The College publishes updated prospectus and calendar which contain admission rules, courses offered, fee structure, financial benefits, facilities available and other details. There is no "Employment Cell" in the College. The Carrier Guidance Cell takes care of the academic counseling.

The Alumni profile of the College is extremely impressive. It includes eminent personalities like Judges, Ministers, MP's, MLA's, Vice-Chancellors, wellknow writers, scholars, IGP's, Economists, Historians, Captains, Wing Commanders, Majors, Lt. Col, Air Marshals, Brigadier, Singers, Artists, Sport personalities, number of IAS and IPS officers, journalists, social workers, Industrialists, etc. Annual Alumni gatherings are held regularly.

Various associations and clubs, organize large number of activities throughout the year providing opportunities to students not only to the development of overall personality but also to special skills. The students are actively involved in the preparation of wallpapers magazine, annual magazine etc through which they present their literacy talents.

Tree Plantation, Road Safety Programmes, Earthquake and Flood Relief Fund Drive, Street Plays, helping physically handicapped children etc. are organised by the College NSS and NCC units to inculcate civic responsibilities among students.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The Governing Body of the Management is mainly responsible for translating the objectives into programmes. The College is managed by a Local Management Committee (L.M.C.) consisting of 11 members, including Principal as its secretary and 6 management nominees, 3 elected representatives from among the teaching staff and 1 elected representative from non-teaching staff. Principal looks after the day-to-day internal administration. A team of 3 Vice-Principals and the Registrar of the College assists him. The College has an elaborate Committee system for effectively coordinating the curricular, co-curricular, extra-curricular, social and cultural activities.

The Finance Committee at the Management level monitors the financial administration. There is internal audit mechanism as well as governmental audit. Vice-Principals and HOD's monitor the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. Governing Body of the Society and LMC look into the overall performance of the members of the teaching and non-teaching staff.

There is a Special Committee for preparing the academic calendar. The College conducts professional development programmes such as Computer Literacy Programme, Financial Management and Accounting for the non-teaching staff. They are also deputed to professional development training programmes and workshops.

Fee structure is as per the rules of the affiliating university/government. Various types of loans are available to the teaching and non-teaching staff through the College Credit Co-operative Society. The society gives various loans including long term loan of Rs. 2 lakhs to an individual member. In addition, loans from PF, commercial banks are also available.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The Peer Team noted the following healthy practices in the College.

It is the First College to introduce Biotechnology Course at Graduate level in Shivaji University.

The College offers certificate courses in Rural Journalism , Sanskrit speaking and Information Technology.

A faculty member of the department of History has got a very good collection of rare and old coins that are used in the classroom as teaching aids.

The Hindi department has been training the students in translating the commercial advertisements to local language under 'Anuwad Advertisement Scheme'.

One of the faculty members in Botany department has developed herbal medicines for herpes zoster and diabetes. The needy are treated free of cost.

The Micro-biology department is running "Pasteur Club" and conducting inter-collegiate competitions/

A faculty member in the Mathematics department has established academic linkages with international center for theoretical physics, journal of fuzzy-sets and journal of fuzzy-mathematics.

The students in the department of Computer Science have developed software for Library use and a DOS based Explorer.

A Lecturer of the Psychology Department is involved in student counseling.

The College has been implementing 'earn and learn" scheme which is helping poor students in pursuing their studies.

The College encourages the faculty to improve their academic qualifications by deputing them to FIP Programme, Refresher and Orientation courses , workshops , seminars etc.

The College organizes lectures on various topics by experts and eminent personalities from reputed institutions and industries.

The NCC cadets of the College participate in student exchange programmes.

Suggestions from students are invited by keeping a suggestion box.

Competitions like Rangoli , Flower decoration , rose show, handwriting competition , Street plays , Abhyas Kendra for girls , Vivek Vahini are organized to help personality development among the students.

Section III : Overall Analysis
The Peer Team places on record its appreciation for the following noteworthy features in this College :

The College Management is well concerned for the progress of the institution and has been providing adequate financial resources from time to time.

There is effective coordination among all the constituents of the College through formal and informal methods.

The teaching faculty of the College is well qualified, enthusiastic and is motivated.

The examination results of the College have been consistently good, are above the University average.

The College has shown good performance in various sports and games competitions. The National awards won by the students in yoga, kick-boxing and fencing is praiseworthy.

The participation of the College in extension activities through its NCC, NSS and other cultural clubs is appreciated.

The classroom facilities provided for students are adequate.

The students have won prizes at University and Inter-University cultural events.

The students are disciplined, emotionally attached to the College and are anxious to learn new techniques.

The Alumni of the College are occupying prestigious positions in public life and bureaucracy. They are ready to participate in the future development of the College.

Institution of "Best Teacher Award" for the faculty in the College. Extension, literary and community oriented activities carried out by Vidnyan Manch, Vichar Manch and Vivek Vahini to inculcate civic responsibilities and community awareness.

Students of B C S developed new soft-ware for library and DOS based Explorer.

The Peer Team has also noted certain areas of concern. The large dropout rate, absenteeism in classroom and terminal examinations, growing number of CHB teachers, limited optional base particularly in Arts faculty, non-availability of internet access to computer facility for students and teachers, high workload/teacher ratio, and declining demand for some courses offered , are a few of these concerns. The Peer Team would like to make the following suggestions to the concerned authorities for future growth and consolidation of academic activities in the college.

Suggestions / Recommendations:
The College may seek academic and administrative autonomy from the affiliating University / Government.

The College may devise a uniform admission policy giving some weightage to its own students.

The existing infrastructure, particularly in Science laboratories be used exclusively for the senior college. The infrastructure, equipment and specimens collection in the science laboratories, particularly those of Microbiology and Biotechnology, be improved.

The College may institutionalize the conduct of remedial classes for the disadvantaged students.

The College may establish language laboratories and offer courses in spoken English and other foreign languages.

The College may initiate a survey for the large dropout rate to identify the reasons and initiate corrective action, wherever necessary.

A Quality Enhancement Cell be created to continuously monitor the steps initiated in this direction , and catalyze enhancement of the academic activities.
Need based vocational courses like Actuarial Science, Tourism, Food Science, Dairy Science, Journalism, Environmental Science, Genetics and Biochemistry be started as self-financing courses.

The College may offer certificate/diploma courses that contribute to women empowerment, since 45% of the students are girls. Fashion design, Family and Marriage Counseling, Child Psychology, Interior Design, Floriculture and Local Administration are some examples.

The College may start diploma / certificate courses in spoken English , Music (Vocal and Instrumental) and computer awareness as programme options for the students so that they pass with value added skills.

The College may seek and strengthen networking / collaboration in the industry and neighborhood for enriching the existing courses, and also for the proposed ones.

The teachers may be encouraged to supplement their classroom teaching further with the available audio-visual material. A centralized audio-visual facility with Internet access may be established for this purpose.

The College may encourage the teachers to patent their discoveries / innovations, if any, like the herbal medicine for herpes zoster developed by one of the faculty members.

The department of Mathematics and Statistics may be provided with separate computer laboratories.

The computer center may be encouraged to prepare software for Library and Office Automation.
The College can create department libraries particularly in the P.G. departments.

The College library may procure recent textbooks in multiple copies. It can be further strengthened with the assistance of INFLIBNET.

The College may conduct an analysis of the tests and terminal examinations, and formulate any changes, if necessary, in the type and quality of the question papers, periodicity of the examinations etc.

The College may encourage the teachers to apply for research projects to funding agencies to sustain the research culture that was established in the College. The College may provide some seed money for the purpose.

Special training may be arranged for the NCC cadets to qualify the SSB examination that enables them to join defence services.

The NSS unit of the College may implement the scheme of Village Adoption for its out campus, extension and community oriented programmes.

Student facilities such as Career Guidance Cell and Placement Cell have to be further strengthened.

The College may provide modern Gym facility and improve the track and court facilities.

The Alumni Association be registered formally and the college may seek its help and advice in improving the academic ambience and infrastructure facilities.
The toilet facilities in the hostel be improved.

The Peer Team deeply appreciates and acknowledges the co-operation and support provided by the Management, Principal, Coordinators of the NAAC steering committee, members of teaching faculty, non-teaching staff and students. The Peer Team wishes that the potential of the College will, in future, be transformed into a Center of Excellence by adopting to the changing times.

Prof. G.K.Sasidharan,

Prof. T.V.Thyagaraja,

Prof. P.S.N. Reddy,
Member Coordinator

Dr. H. S. Nirmale,
Willingdon College, Sangli

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