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Kasegaon Education Societys, Kanya Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science), Sangli, Maharashtra
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Urun-Islampur, Walwa, Kasegaon
Sangli (District Sangli)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 415409


Kasegaon Education Societys, Kanya Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science), Sangli Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Aided. Kasegaon Education Societys, Kanya Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science), Sangli Maharashtra is managed by Society: Kasegaon Shikshan Sanstha c/o Rajarambapu Institute of Technology Rajaramnagar, SAKHARALE – 415414, Tal:Walwa Dist: Sangli. Kasegaon Education Societys, Kanya Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science), Sangli Maharashtra was established on / in 1985.


Principal of Kasegaon Education Societys, Kanya Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science), Sangli Maharashtra is Shri. R.D.Sawant, Dr. R. M.Kuralapkar (Mobile 9326776298).

Kasegaon Education Societys, Kanya Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science) is situated in Sangli of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Sangli comes under Walwa Tehsil, Sangli District.

Fax # of Kasegaon Education Societys, Kanya Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science), Sangli Maharashtra is 02342-224094, 220989.

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Kasegaon Education Societys, Kanya Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science), Sangli Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
BA, BCom

Approval details: Kasegaon Education Societys, Kanya Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science) is affiliated with Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Profile of Kasegaon Education Societys, Kanya Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science)

Kasegaon Education Society is one of the leading educational organizations in the Western Maharashtra. It was established by the leading statesman. Shri. Rajarambapu Patil in 1945. Considering the need of time, the Society focused attention on taking the education to the threshold of the rural masses by starting schools in the nearby villages and a hostel for backward class students at Kasegaon. After the untimely and sad demise of Shri Rajarambapu Patil in 1984, it was Shri Jayant Patil, his son, who alike his father entered his public life through educational activities. He shouldered the responsibility of Kasegaon Education Society. Shri Jayant Patil took the Society with time, diversifying its educational facilities. Today the Society has 31 primary and secondary schools and 11 higher educational institutes under its umbrella. This includes three arts, commerce and science colleges, three information technology institutes, an engineering college, a management institute, a nursing institute and a pharmacy college.

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Section 1: Preface
The Kasegaon Education Society's Kanya Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science) at Islampur in Maharashtra affiliate to Shivaji University Kolhapur was established in 1989 by Late Rajaram Anant Patil alias Rajarambapu Patil, who founded the Kasegaon Education Society in 1945 with a mission of educating the rural and backward community of the locality. Now the Society runs 39 educational institutions starting from primary to Engineering with a total student enrollment of 18000 students and 980 employees. The college is situated in the centre of the town over an area of one hector.

It offers three year undergraduate courses in four faculties 'Arts, Commerce, Science and Computer Science'. English, Marathi, Hindi and Geography are offered in Arts faculty. Chemistry, Physics, Microbiology, Computer Science and Botany are offered in Science faculty. Faculty of Commerce offers Accountancy. Besides these, the college offers several self financing vocational certificate courses. The college has qualified faculty of 36 permanent and 12 temporary teachers, out of which three have Ph.D. and 15 have M.Phil degree. The present student strength is 967. The students are largely from rural areas. The college is a private managed Grant in-Aid institution under Government of Maharashtra. It is yet to receive the permanent affiliation of the University and the 2(f) and 12(b) recognition of the U.G.C.

The Kasegaon Education Society's Kanya Mahavidyalaya ( Arts, Commerce and Science), Islampur volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council by submitting their self-study report in September 2003. National Assessment and Accreditation Council constituted an expert committee to visit the college and validate its self-study report. The Peer Team comprises Prof. K.K.N. Kurup, Chairman (Former Vice-Chancellor , University of Calicut, Kerla) , Prof. B.G. Mulimani, Professor of Physic, Karnatak University, Dharwad as Member and Prof. Sadasiba Pradhan, Professor of History, Sambalpur University, Orissa as Member Co-ordinator. The team visited the institution for two days i.e. from 9th to 10th January 2004. The Peer Team carefully perused and analyzed the self study report submitted by the college. During institutional visit, Peer Team went through the relevant documents, visited the departments and interacted with the various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and other facilities of the institution were visited. The Peer Team also interacted at length with the Members of Local Managing Committees and functionaries of the Society, Principal, faculties, students, non-teaching staff, parents and alumni of the institution. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, the Peer Team has taken up the assessment and accreditation of the college.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The college being affiliated to Shivaji University Kolhapur follows the syllabi prescribed by the University for all the courses at the UG level in the annual pattern. The faculty of science offers B.Sc. with Physics, Chemistry, Microbiology, Botany and Computer Science. In arts faculty courses are offered in Marathi, Hindi, English and Geography. However, students have choice of subjects like political science, economics, sociology and history at B.A.-I and II. Accountancy is offered in faculty of commerce. The college also offers Bachelor of Computer Science (B.C.S) and one year Diploma in Computer Management courses. The courses B.Sc. (Comp. Science), B.C.S. and D.C.M. are offered in the self-financed mode.

The Peer Team is pleased to note that college has been able to introduce some innovative courses affiliated to various organizations other than University. The college offers one and half years 'Post Graduate Diploma In Medical Laboratory Technology', an 'Advanced Diploma In Computer Software System Analysis And Applications' of one year duration and ' Diploma In Interior Design And Decoration' affiliated to Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education. Some of the other courses of short duration available are computer course in ' Desk Top Publishing', certificate course in ' Computer Programming' , ' Computer Certificate Course' and certificate courses in ' Computer Operations', 'Computer Applications' and certificate course in 'Spoken English'.

Kanya Chhand Mandal of the college offers wide ranging job oriented courses like Embroidery, Tailoring and Cutting, Ceramic work, Cloth painting, Mehandi, Soft-toys etc. The courses are approved by the Adult Education Department of Shivaji University and are of duration varying from 10 to 90 days. The activities of the Mandal are noteworthy and Praiseworthy.

As part of curricular activities students visit industries, factories, bank and credit societies in the area. The programmes offered in the college, broadly, are in line with the goals of the institution. However, a systematic feedback needs to be obtained from academic peers and employers to assess the strength of the programmes offered and to introduce newer courses, particularly, in social sciences.

Criterion II: Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
Students are admitted to BA, B.Sc. and B.Com courses based on the past academic record and as per the rules and regulations of Shivaji University and Government of Maharashtra. Entrance tests are conducted for admissions to B.C.S and D.C.M courses and interviews are held for ADCSSAA and PG-DMLT courses. Out of the total 235 working days there were 192 teaching days during last academic year.

Though college does not offer remedial course in English, students have the provision to enroll themselves for a certificate course in Spoken English. Extra-coaching is provided to students with poor performance in examinations. Bright students are identified and given special coaching, library and laboratory facilities. They are provided with a Scholar Student Card to avail various facilities. Efforts are made in the college to supplement the conventional lecture method of teaching by learner-centered methods like projects, organizing seminars, special lectures, quiz competitions, general knowledge tests, essay writing, elocution competition and industrial visits.

The teachers make their teaching plans every year. The performance of the students throughout the year is monitored by tests, seminars and terminal examination. The results of the college at the University Examinations result are good and performance of some of the students is also noteworthy. It is nice to note that students who do not appear for tests and terminal examination are fined and also made to solve the tests and terminal examination papers.

Teachers are recruited as per UGC and University norms. Of the total of 36 teachers 3 hold Ph.D. degree, two have submitted the thesis, 3 have registered for Ph.D. degree, 14 teachers possess M. Phil degrees and one has submitted M.Phil Dissertation. Teachers are encouraged to participate in refresher and orientation courses, seminars and workshops. Quite a number of teachers have received teaching awards from the parent society. It is observed that some teachers in the college have written text books and some language teachers are reputed creative writers. Self-appraisal method of teacher evaluation exists in the college. Teacher performance is also assessed from the analysis of annual examination results.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Management of the college encourages teachers to pursue research. Teachers are provided with seed money for research and teaching schedule is adjusted to promote research work. Presently, three teachers have registered for Ph.D. as part time scholars. Setting up of a Research Committee/ Cell will go a long way in boosting research activity. The concept of formal consultancy is yet to take roots in the college.

The college undertakes a variety of multifaceted extension activities like social work, rallies, medical camp, tree plantation, AIDS awareness, Literary mission programmes, Environment awareness, anti-superstition movement, antiaddiction rallies etc. It regularly organises the Blood donation camps. In one Blood Group detection camp 16000 girls in the age group of 16-18 were the beneficiary. The college organises various activities through NSS unit and also in collaboration with NGOs and GOs in the area. The Government of Maharashtra has recognised the pioneering social work and work in the field of education done by Kasegaon Education Society and honoured it with Dr. B. Ambedkar Dalit Mitra Sanstha Puraskar in 2001-02 and a State Level award for Educational Institutes in 2002. The college has been recognised for its extension activities by NGOs.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The area of the campus is 2.5 acres. The laboratories, class rooms, library, computer lab and office are located in a main building with two floors. An engineer appointed by the society supervises the maintenance of the infrastructural facilities. Maximum utilization of infrastructure facilities is ensured by using the laboratories, and class rooms for running a junior college and high school belonging to the society. Facilities are also extended to NGOs in Islampur.

The library in the college contains a total of 11618 books, 50 periodicals/ journals and dailies. The library is also used by the junior college. The library is kept open on all working days between 08:00 am and 04:00 p.m .
The advisory committee for the library looks after the maintenance and development of the library. The library is in the process of computerization.

The Department of computer science has 52 computers and is well organised and well equipped. The Peer Team is pleased with the activity of the Department. The department of physics, library and office also have computers of their own. Maintenance is carried out by hiring the services of private hardware engineers as and when needed.

The college has sports facilities for Kho-Kho, volley-ball and kabbaddi. Students of the college have been part of University volley-ball, kabbaddi and Kho-Kho teams. They have also been selected by Sangli District volley-ball team. Special coaching is made available to outstanding sports persons and incentives like track suits, sports kits, sports shoes and blazers are given to them.

Criterion V: Students Support and Progression
Sufficient information about the college is published in the prospectus annually giving details of admission procedures, duration of terms, programmes offered, timings, tuition fees, students welfare schemes, and tests and terms examination and information regarding co-curricular and extracurricular activities. It is observed that the number of students appearing for qualifying examination is small compared to the number admitted at the entry level. Percentage of students of the college securing employment and pursuing higher studies is significant.

Financial aid in the form of merit scholarship, freeships for backward class students, EBC scholarship and freeship, etc from central and state governments are made available to deserving students. There is no separate employment/ placement cell in the college. The teachers offer informal academic and personal counseling to the students. Many of the students of the college are self-employed.

Parents and Alumni of college have very good opinion about the quality of the education offered and ambience in the college. Alumni Association has been constituted recently in the college. A 'Who is Who' of the important Alumni can be prepared. It needs to be strengthened and activated to undertake various activities in the over all interest of the college. Various recreational/ leisure time facilities available to the students include indoor and outdoor games, students magazine and variety of cultural programmes throughout the year. Competitions like quiz, Mehandi, Rangoli, Hairstyle and fashion show are also organized. The activities are geared to help develop the all round personality of the students.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The Kasegaon Education Society which manages the college has been recognized by the Government of Maharashtra for its pioneering work in the area of education, and social work. Management is dynamic and very much concerned about the all-round development of the college. Apart from a Local Managing Committee constituted as per the requirement of statutes of Maharashtra University Act, there are various committees in the college to assist the principal in managing the day-to-day affairs of the college in a democratic way. All the committees co-ordinate with each other. Heads of various departments have been empowered to formulate needed policies in consultation with faculty members.

At the beginning of every academic year a meeting of non-teaching staff is held and distribution of work is discussed. College encourages the non-teaching staff to participate in the professional development programmes organized by the University and Government. It is to be noted that all the members of the non-teaching staff have completed a three month course in 'Diploma in Information Technology'. A systematic formal mechanism needs to be evolved to monitor the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff.

A number of welfare programmes for students, non-teaching staff and teachers exist in the college. These include Insurance Scheme for students, Personal Accident Policy for staff, Health check-up camps, students Aid Fund and staff welfare fund by KES's servants credit co-operative society. Loans are made available to both teaching and non-teaching staff against PF, and Salary from Banks, Finance companies and Co-operative societies.

The college has constituted a Committee to deal with the grievances of the students and employees. It is nice to note that Management has instituted a number of awards, in the honor of the founder of KES late Rajarambapu Patil, and are given every year to the Best college, Best Head of the Institution, Best Teacher, Best Non-teaching staff, Meritorious Teacher and Distinguished student amongst the institutions belonging to KES.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
An institution known for the cause of women's education in rural areas manages the college. A number of committees with the involvement of teaching staff are constituted to look after the development and welfare of the students. The college has been making efforts to introduce many healthy practices with the objective of creating human resource with academic competence, character and sense of civic responsibilities. The college has been successful in introducing a number of courses related to computer education under self-financed scheme. In the process it has been able to establish linkages with organizations like C-DAC, Pune ; Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Ltd., Mumbai ; Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education, Mumbai and Department of Continuing Education, Shivaji University and make the education offered socially relevant.

The college imparts value education to the students by organizing various programmes through NSS and Cultural Department in the college. Students of the college have talent and have excelled in various cultural activities at the District level. Students of the college also participate in the various competitions organized by NGO's like Lions Club, Young Giants Group and other local organizations. The notable activity of the NSS unit of the college, with community orientation, is the developmental activity undertaken in five nearby villages. In one of the villages students have built ' Vanrai Bandhara' which helps to prevent the wasteful flow of rain water. Another notable innovation of the college has been the establishment of Kanya Chhand Mandal which offers courses aiming at making students self-reliant and acquire additional skills in beautification and handicrafts.

SECTION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The Kasegaon Education Society's Kanya Mahavidyalaya ( Arts, Commerce and Science) established in 1989 now with 967 students on its roll at undergraduate level in Arts, Science, Commerce, and Computer Science takes its legitimate pride in spreading Higher Education among Women in this part of Maharashtra.

In brief the observations of the Committee are as follows:

Commendations
Results are good.
Drop out rate negligible.
Optimum utilization of physical infrastructure.
Effective Internal examination system.
Excellent extension activities.
Offering of several short-term courses.
Potential resource persons in some of the departments.
Good cultural environment in the college.
Good maintenance of facilities.
Very cordial Parents - Teachers -Students relationship.
Dynamic and concerned Management.

Recommendations:
As part of women empowerment, college may think of introducing vocational and professional courses in M.Sc. (Computer Science), M.C.A. , B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Biotechnology), B.Sc. (Electronics) etc.

Before introducing the new courses college should obtain feedback from academic peers, employers, and stakeholders.

For the all-round development of personality of the students college may undertake N.S.S. / Community based extension programmes for all the students for greater social interaction with rural population.

Evening courses for computer education may be started for optimal utilization of computer facilities in the college.

Library building under construction be completed at the earliest and provision for spacious reading room, for teachers and students, be made. Some of the latest books in English for Social Sciences be added. Automation process just initiated be completed at the earliest. Internet facilities provided at the library be strengthened. The college should subscribe to standard journals and periodicals for its library. Existing reprographic facilities be shifted to the Library.

More spacious common rooms for students and lady staff members be made available.

Immediate steps be taken to obtain permanent affiliation of the University and also the U.G.C. recognition under 2(f) and 12(b).

Internal Quality Assurance Cell be made functional for effective monitoring of the academic and non-academic programmes regularly.

Teachers be encouraged to participate in National / International Seminars. They should also obtain membership of academic bodies to keep themselves abreast of the latest developments in their fields of teaching and Research.
Existing course in Spoken English be made more effective.

Use of computers by Hindi and Marathi language students and teachers be encouraged.

Half-yearly College Bulletin may be brought out highlighting the achievements of students and teachers and with the writtings of the students and the teachers.

A sales counter for Mahila Chhand Mandal handicrafts be setup.

Students Consumer Co-operative Store inaugurated during the visit of the team be made effective with the participation of the students.

The college should formalize the Bridge-remedial courses for educationally disadvantaged students.

The college may constitute subject sub-committees to recommend the changes in the course curriculum keeping in view the latest challenges so that these could be forwarded to Shivaji University for consideration.

The members of the Peer Team would like to place on record their sincere thanks to the Members of the Local Managing Committee and functionaries of the Society, Principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents of the students and alumni for their co-operation during the visit of NAAC Peer Team.

Prof. K.K.N. Kurup
Chairman

Prof. B.G. Mulimani
Member

Prof. Sadasiba Pradhan
Member Co-ordinator

(R. D. Sawant)
Principal

Date:10/01/2004

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