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Latthe Education Societys Smt Kasturbai Walchand College, Sangli, Maharashtra
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Woodhouse Road, Rajnemi Campus
Sangli (District Sangli)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 416416


Latthe Education Societys Smt Kasturbai Walchand College, Sangli Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Aided. Latthe Education Societys Smt Kasturbai Walchand College, Sangli Maharashtra is also known as earlier Sangli College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sangli. Latthe Education Societys Smt Kasturbai Walchand College, Sangli Maharashtra was established on / in June 1960.


Principal of Latthe Education Societys Smt Kasturbai Walchand College, Sangli Maharashtra is Dr. K. S. Patil (Mobile 9822435484).

Latthe Education Societys Smt Kasturbai Walchand College is situated in Sangli of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Sangli comes under Sangli Tehsil, Sangli District.

Fax # of Latthe Education Societys Smt Kasturbai Walchand College, Sangli Maharashtra is +91-233-2327128.

Contact Person(s) of the Latthe Education Societys Smt Kasturbai Walchand College, Sangli Maharashtra is (are): Centre Co-ordinator Shri. P. S. Kamble (Mobile 9762406079).

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Latthe Education Societys Smt Kasturbai Walchand College, Sangli Maharashtra are Suryakant S. Wadkar (Mobile 7588627608), Dr. Kumar S. Patil (Mobile 9822435484).

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Website of Latthe Education Societys Smt Kasturbai Walchand College, Sangli Maharashtra is http://www.kwcsangli.com/.


Contact Details of Latthe Education Societys Smt Kasturbai Walchand College, Sangli Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-233-2372102, 2327128, 2377311
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Latthe Education Societys Smt Kasturbai Walchand College, Sangli Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Computer Applications, Science stream(s).
B.A
B.Sc
Bachelor of Computer Science(B.C.S)
M.A

Approval details: Latthe Education Societys Smt Kasturbai Walchand College is affiliated with Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Profile of Latthe Education Societys Smt Kasturbai Walchand College

Smt. Kasturbai Walchand College of Arts and Science was established in June 1960. It was earlier known as Sangli College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sangli. This college was established to impart higher education in Arts, Science and Commerce Faculty to the needy students.

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NAAC report of Latthe Education Societys Smt Kasturbai Walchand College

SECTION I : INTRODUCTION
Latthe Education Societys Smt. Kasturbai Walchand College, Sangli 416416, Maharashtra State volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted its Self-Study Report in September 2003. A Peer Team was constituted by NAAC to visit the college, validate the Self-Study Report and make an assessment. The Peer Team consisting of Dr. M. Abdul Rahiman, former Vice-Chancellor, Calicut and Kannur Universities as Chairman and Prof. T. Sivasankaran, formerly Dean (CDC), Pondicherry University, as Member-Coordinator, visited the college on 20th and 21st February 2004.

Smt. Kasturbai Walchand College is a popular, private, aided, post-graduate educational institution established in the year 1960 by Latthe Education Society, an educational society promoting the cause of education among the weaker sections of society in order to bring social and cultural transformation. This Management strongly believes in the acculturating role of education and is keen on creating responsible and socially useful citizens. The Latthe Education Society has adopted the basic rules of Jain Philosophy namely Right Philosophy, Right Knowledge and Proper Behaviour as its three jewels. The LES aims to inculcate ethical values like Truth, Non-violence, Equality, Fraternity and Compassion in the minds of the students. The college gives preference to economically and socially backward students and they form 66% of the total strength. (1389 out of 1869). This society (LES) has under its management 34 institutions of which there are 7 senior colleges, 2 junior colleges, a polytechnic and a host of high schools. The Management Council takes nurturing care of this institution and looks after the sustained growth with discipline and dedication.

The college is centrally located at Sangli and has a good permanent building. It is affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur and has been recognized under Section 2(F) and Section 12(b) of the UGC Act. The college offers three-year degree programmes in B. A. and B. Sc. and post-graduate programmes in Arts faculty. In B.A., the college is offering 8 special subjects namely : Marathi, Hindi, English, Economics, History, Psychology, Political Science and Sociology. In B. Sc., the following are offered : Botany, Chemistry, Physics, Electronics, Mathematics, Statistics, Microbiology, Zoology and Seed Technology. In post-graduate, three languages and five humanities subjects are offered. Besides the above, the college has started a self-financing course, Bachelor of Computer Science (B.C.S.) which has good employment potential. A certificate course on Library Management is also offered. The total student strength of the college is 2019 (under-graduate - 1374, post-graduate - 535, B.C.S. - 110, male - 1243, female - 776).

There are 40 permanent teachers and 38 part-time teachers (CHB) of whom there are 8 Ph.D.s and 13 M. Phil.s. The non-teaching staff consists of a Registrar, an Office Superintendent, nine administrative assistants and 52 Class-IV employees. The working hours of the senior college are 7.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. for Arts faculty, 11.30 A.M. to 6.10 P.M. for Science faculty and 2.30 to 5.30 P.M. for post-graduates.

The Peer Team studied and analyzed the Self-Study Report of the college. During the institutional visit, they went through all the relevant documents, visited all the departments and facilities available in the campus (academic, sports and extension). The Peer Team also interacted with the Management, the Principal, the teaching faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents, alumni of the college. Based on the above exercise and having in mind the seven point criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer Team presents in the following pages, the assessment of this college under various criteria, the features that deserve commendation and the issues that cause concern.

SECTION II : CRITERIONWISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
This college is a multi-faculty college affiliated to Shivaji University and offers the following three-year degree and post-graduate courses.

B.A. Marathi, Hindi, English, Economics, History, Psychology,
Political Science, Sociology

B. Sc. Botany, Chemistry, Physics, Electronics, Mathematics,
Statistics, Microbiology, Zoology, Seed Technology

M. A. Marathi, Hindi, English, History, Political Science,
Psychology, Sociology and Economics

Recently, the college has started B. C. S. (Bachelor of Computer Science) which is a need-based, career-oriented course. There is a wide range of options available under Part-I and Part-II of the degree. The college has limited scope as far as innovation is concerned because the syllabi and textbooks are all designed and prescribed by the Boards of Studies of the University. However, many senior teachers who serve on the Board of Studies and Academic Council play an important role in the framing of the syllabi. The college is running a Certificate course on Library Management. The vocational course on 'Seed Technology' is useful for providing information to the farmers in the nearby villages. The college has enough facilities and the Management is eager to start new programmes. Many departments conduct study tours and some departments arrange seminars at B. Sc. III level. Workshops are also arranged for the post-graduate students by the Psychology department. Various associations of the college conduct several activities throughout the year and they contribute to the overall personality development of the students.

Seed Technology was started with one time grant of UGC. The present expenditure for running the course is met by the college.

Criterion II : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Teaching is the most vital activity of the college and the college is striving to empower the students in spite of their poor academic background. The teachers are competent to transform human beings into human resources by their teaching and guidance. It is heartening to note that higher educational opportunities are provided to economically backward students who form 66% of the total strength.

Admissions to the under-graduate and post-graduate courses are done as per the rules and regulations of the University and as per government reservation rules. Preference is given to the students who pass out of their junior college. Preference is also given to outstanding sportspersons, students talented in cultural events and physically handicapped students. For admission to B. C.S., the admissions are done on merit basis. Post-graduate admissions are done on the basis of academic merit while observing the reservation rules. There is a lot of demand for post-graduate courses in English, Psychology and Economics. For slow learners, special attention is given and difficult concepts in science are explained in Marathi. The medium of instruction is English for the science faculty. For advanced learners, enough help is given to them by way of reference books and extra-guidance. They are made to be mentally alert. Further there is a 'Career Academy', to guide them in preparing for the competitive examinations like UPSC, MPSC, NDA or Bank Exams.

In the beginning of the academic year, the heads of the departments hold a meeting with their colleagues, design the syllabi and workload, and draft a teaching plan for every subject. The annual teaching plan is approved by the Principal who takes into consideration the requirements of other departments. Every teacher sticks to this teaching plan and completes the syllabus as scheduled. If for any reason, the teacher could not complete the portions, extra classes are engaged by the teacher concerned on a holiday. Departments conduct tests periodically and there is terminal exam which is compulsory for every student. This amounts to continual internal evaluation and improves the college results significantly. The students' attendance is monitored by every teacher by maintaining attendance catalogues and enough steps are taken for students' regularity in attendance.

The university examination results are fairly good though it needs improvement in the post-graduate departments.

2003 Batch : Under-graduate 66% Post-graduate 43%
2002 Batch : Under-graduate 68% Post-graduate 42%

The college has produced 3 university rankers in 2002-2003 in their Post-Graduate departments and it deserves commendation. They are as follows :

Mr. R. D. Dhuhmal
I Rank in M.A. - English

Mr. Sandeep Mangarule
Psychology

Mr. Vinayak Honemore
Social Sciences

Right from the inception of the college some students secured merit positions in the University examinations.

All the teachers are motivated and devoted to their work and out of 40 permanent faculties; there are 8 Ph. D.s and 13 M. Phil.s. The lecture method is supplemented by learner-centric methods like question-answer sessions, seminars, debates, essay and quiz competitions.

Many teachers of the college participate in various national conferences, seminars, workshops and refresher courses and they keep themselves abreast of the latest in their subjects. There is an intellectual thirst visible in some of them.

Teachers are recruited by a selection committee formed as per the rules laid down by the Government of Maharashtra and the University. The college has to get the sanction from the University and the government for new teaching positions. When temporary vacancies arise in the faculty positions, they can be filled in by the Local Managing Committee on clock hour basis. All the guest lecturers are paid regularly as per the University rules from the fees collected from the students of the college. It is mandatory for every teacher to submit a self-appraisal report to the Head of the Department at the end of the academic year. The HOD makes his remarks on the validity of the information given. The Principal scrutinizes these self-appraisal reports and takes necessary action. He advises the teacher to improve if there is any deficiency pointed out. Remedial classes in English and Mathematics may be arranged to all weaker students.

Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college promotes research by encouraging the faculty to register for Ph. D. and M. Phil. degrees. There are 8 Ph. D. and 13 M. Phil.s on the staff. Seven teachers have availed the UGC fellowship to complete their M. Phil. Now, these teachers are doing their Ph. D. and two students are doing their M. Phil. with the guidance of the teachers here. Students of the Post-Graduate and M. Lib. Sc. courses are doing research projects under the guidance of Professors. Many teachers have published books, text books and critical studies. About a dozen teachers have published research papers and presented them in conferences. There are two ongoing minor research projects - one in Political Science and another on Ecology. Shri. V. C. Patil (Pol. Sci. Dept.) and Shri. M. D. Wadmane (Botany Dept.) are the project investigators. Miss. R. M. Hatkanangalekar has won many national awards for her work.

Many teachers place their expertise for the benefit of the community and notable among them are Miss. R. M. Hatkanangalekar who offers consultancy to the mentally deranged women and children at the Mental hospital, Shri. A. A. Masule, who offers consultancy for developing public libraries and Messrs Chandanshive and Akhalaq Tade take for counseling to NET/ SET / MPSC candidates. The Psychology department provides counselling to people who need it, badly.

The college evinces keen interest in social welfare and community service activities and they are carried out through NSS and NCC units. These extension activities include Blood Donation Camps, Health Awareness Camps, Community Development work, the Holi of Gutkha, eradication of Drug addictions, AIDS awareness campaign, Sadbhavana Rally for promotion of peace and religious harmony, Tree plantation camps, Pulse Polio Abhiyan, Cleaning Camp at Mahavir Garden etc. Students of the college take active part in cultural programmes and youth festivals.

There are many a prize-winner in the Shivaji University Youth Festivals and Maharashtra Kala Utsav in items like Carnatic Music, Film music, folk dance, acting, street plays. The college has won the Third Prize in folk dance at the 9th National 'Yuva Mahotsav' held at Jamshedpur. It has received appreciation from many quarters. Some of the old students of the college have become film actresses in Marathi, classical singers of AIR and drama writers and director. Teachers like Mr. Wadmare and Mr. Marulkar take keen interest in the cultural programmes. The college has earned a name for its cultural programmes.

Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college is located in an airy campus of 2.5 acres in the heart of the city and has expanded its infrastructure facilities during the last four decades of its existence. The college has a three-storied fully furnished building with separate departments, an auditorium and a health centre. Yet, due to expansion in the educational activities of the college, there is need for additional accommodation for laboratories and hostels. The Peer Team is happy to note the Management has plans to construct a separate building for some of the post-graduate departments and a research centre. There is also need for more space to expand sports and games activities. The construction of a good ladies' hostel may be given priority. There should be a separate hostel for post-graduate students of the college. Accommodation for NSS unit, NCC, college canteen is not sufficient and more space may be provided in the canteen that serves nearly 2000 students. All the necessary audio-visual aids are available in the college which makes use of them in the classrooms. The buildings of the college are maintained spick and span and the campus is clean and beautiful with potted ornamental plants.

The college has a good library with a collection of 60,000 books and several useful journals. The library is subscribing for 90 periodicals and 12 newspapers. There are 8 gramophone records, 18 audio cassettes and 10 CDs. It has spacious reading hall with separate reading rooms for Post-Graduate and career academy students. During exam. period, this well ventilated reading room is kept open till 11.00 P.M. There is a separate reading room for girls. The library is well used by the students and staff. The library is well maintained and offers excellent academic service. It is a very good asset to the college. From 5.00 P.M. to 10.P.M., the classrooms are used by N. D. Patil Night College, a sister institution. Computers are available in most of the departments and these are other than the ones in the Computer Science Dept. Computer aided learning packages are used by the students. The gymkhana has various indoor and outdoor games facilities. Health services are available in the college. There is a separate Health Centre building and honorary doctors visit the campus regularly. There is a women's hostel but it is not big enough for the requirement.

Incentives are given to outstanding sportspersons in the form of fee concessions, T.A. and D.A. for participation, blazers, tracksuits and cash prizes in the event of their winning. With the available sports facilities, the college has won many laurels in zonal, inter-zonal tournaments in Kho-Kho, Basketball, Cricket and Marathon. Miss. Archana Kabade won Silver medal in All India Games in Kho-Kho and Miss. Geetanjali Bagave got Bronze in Inter-University games in the year 2001-2002. Shri. Subhash Suryavanshi won a Gold medal in 400 Mtr. Relay in Ashwamedh, an inter-university tournament in 2002. Miss. Kapila Khavase got Bronze medal in All India Inter-University Athletics in 2001. One student Shri. Arun Helmade won Silver and Bronze medals in Cross Country Athletics during 2003 and 2004. One student, Shri. Nilesh Khilare participated in Ranji Trophy cricket match held during 2003. Shri. V. A. Patil participated in Pioneer Cricket Club of UK in 2003. Last year a student won a Bronze medal in National Competition at Hyderabad.

Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
The University examination results are fairly good and it speaks well of the efforts of the teaching faculty.

2002 Batch Under-graduate 68% Post-graduate 42.5%

2003 Batch Under-graduate 66% Post-graduate 43%

The results in the post-graduate departments need improvement. However, it is heartening to note that the college has produced 3 University rank holders at the post-graduate level. The dropout rate of 34% is rather high and steps may be taken to reduce it. Some of the alumni of this college occupy prominent positions in life and now there are Principals, Doctors, MLAs, MPs, Bank Managers, Advocates, Govt. officers, Police Inspectors among them.

The college has completed four decades of useful services and students have benefited by the academic counseling and character-building practices of the college. The college has an Alumni Association which arranges get-togethers but it is yet to take off in full steam. There is a Students' Council consisting of student representatives who offer their suggestions for the problems that arise in the college. The college has kept a suggestion box in the library for the students to give their feedback.

The majority of the students receive financial assistance in one form or the other. 1445 students have received financial aid last year. There are many scholarships available from the Central and State governments for the students belonging to SC, ST, EBC, BC and NT. The college management and Jain Sabha have scholarships to offer for 40 students. There is a plethora of prizes given to the University rank holders in different subjects. The college publishes its prospectus annually (one for under-graduate, one for post-graduate and another for BCS) giving all the details requiring eligibility for admissions, fee structure, rules of attendance and discipline, scholarships and facilities available etc.

The 'Career Academy' acts as the career guidance cell and provides counselling to the students appearing for the UPSC, MPSC, NDA, NET, Banking Recruitment Board examinations. It also organizes talks of experts and conducts seminars on current issues. A good number of old students take active interest in the welfare of the college.

The college gives equal importance to extra-curricular activities and extension activities. The college is bustling with service and extension activities throughout the year. The students participate willingly in several cultural activities including street plays to promote harmony and religious tolerance. Through Nature Club, debating club, essay writing competition and the Students' Magazine, the college promotes the co-curricular activities and creative skills among students. Almost all the teachers participate in academic counselling and the Psychology department does personal counselling for students who need it.

The college is trying to develop rapport with the students to seek their participation in development activities for the benefit of students.

The good turnout of parents and alumni for the meeting with the Peer Team shows the potentiality of the alumni association. They have expressed all cooperation for the further development of the institution. The college should chalk-out programmes to activate the newly formed Alumni Association.

Criterion VI : Organisation and Management
The college is excellently managed by a registered trust known as 'Latthe Education Society', which has under its fold thirty-four institutions. The Managing Council of this society mainly responsible for policy making and execution, looks after the implementations of the goals of the Trust. All the members of the Management are well educated and have social awareness. The president of the society is Shri. Kallappanna Awade, an ex-MP and the chairman of the Managing Council is Shri. Suresh Patil, ex-mayor of Sangli Miraj Kupwad Corporation. Reputed Principals, Advocates and leading businessmen form the Managing Committee.

The Local Managing Committee is formed as per the provisions of the Maharashtra University Act, 1994, and the Principal is the Secretary of the LMC. There are two teacher representatives on the LMC. A number of statutory and non-statutory committees are formed and they are Admission Committee, Time Table Committee, Examination Committee, Scholarship Committee, Purchase Committee, and Library Committee etc. Every teacher is assigned a responsibility. The academic calendar is executed through these committees. There is a grievance redressal cell and a Discipline Committee to look into the problem areas and take necessary actions. For teachers and other employees, they can approach the Principal and the LMC for solving their problems, if any. The teachers find the work environment of the college quite satisfactory.

Loan facilities are available to the staff members from Latthe Education Society Employees Credit Co-op. Society which is rendering excellent services to the staff of the college. The employee must hold a permanent post for getting a loan upto 3.5 lakhs. Loans are available for housing, marriages, medical treatment, purchase of vehicles etc.

The Principal, Vice-Principal and the Registrar are agencies to check the work-efficiency of the non-teaching staff. The academic audit of the college is done by the University by a local inquiry committee appointed by the Vice-Chancellor. The Managing Council motivates the teachers in their teaching work and evinces keen interest in the academic development of the students. There is a team spirit prevailing in the campus.

The students, whose parents are employees of Latthe Education Society, are availing of the facility of free education. The college is not charging any tuition fee to such students.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
Many healthy practices have been introduced by the college to give quality education and instill a proper sense of values.

The college has 27 different committees for strategic planning of the college administration and they look after the curricular development, quality management, decision-making, maintenance of discipline, promotion of service culture etc.

Sincere efforts are taken to have proper coordination between teaching staff, administrative staff and students for the smooth working of the college.

The NSS units of the college inculcate the spirit of community services and civic responsibility in the minds if the students.

The cultural activities of the college bring out the latent talent of the students to the forefront and their winning championship and medals for their participation in the Youth Festivals indicates their innate ability.

The Psychology department of the college runs a counseling centre to help the students overcome their mental stresses and strains. They also help poor mentally affected patients. The college campus is a Tobacco and Gutkha free zone with the cooperation of students.

Value education is imparted in the college through the co-curricular activities like Sadbhavana Rally, Blood Donation, Eradication of Wine and Drug Addictions, Cleaning Camp and Shramadaan etc.

To summarize, there is a clear vision, purpose and direction on the part of every one, which helps in the healthy growth of the college.

SECTION III : OVERALL ANALYSIS
Smt. Kasturbai Walchand College was started by the Latthe Education Society at Sangli in 1970 with the laudable objectives of providing higher educational opportunities to the people of Sangli and neighbouring villages and to create responsible and respectable citizens. The college campus is centrally located with good permanent buildings and other infrastructural facilities. This college has been offering higher education to the students of the weaker sections of society for the last 43 years. The college has earned a name for its academic services, good university examinations results and above all, the disciplined behaviour of its students. The college has a dedicated team of faculty members to support its activities. Many of them are taking keen interest in extension and extra-curricular activities. The starting of the B.C.S. course and Library Management course in this college amply proves that the college is paying attention to the employment needs of the students. The Career Academy helps the students in their preparing for the competitive examinations like MPSC, UPSC, NDA and Bank Recruitment Board exams.

Quality is the major concern of the college, which it ensures through high standard of discipline and innovations. Moral and ethical values and personality development are given importance by the institution by organizing several programmes.

The college does not collect any donations for admission of students.

SUGGESTIONS / RECOMMENDATIONS :
Growth and excellence are not events, they are processes. This applies to individuals and institutions. The moment one reaches a given target on the process of growth and excellence, new challenges emerge due to the changing situations. In this background, while appreciating the good work this Smt. Kasturbai Walchand College has been doing for over four decades of its existence, the Peer Team would like to draw its attention to the following areas of concern.

Though the college has a three-storied building and separate department building, yet the need for additional accommodation is still there for laboratories and other classrooms due to rapid expansion in the educational activities of this college. The Peer Team is happy to note that the Management has plans to construct a separate building for laboratories and some post-graduate departments with UGC assistance.

The playground is not adequate and there is a felt need for more space for sports and games activities.

There is a ladies' hostel but it is not adequate for the requirement. The construction of a good women's hostel may be given top priority. It will help the girl students in the long run.

The canteen is quite congested and it is necessary to have a good building for the canteen with modern amenities.

Additional space is also required by NCC room and NSS units. There should be enough space for their stores and the unit offices may be provided separate cabins.

Computerization of the library may be expedited.

Students who aspire to work at national and international level (IAS, IPS, IES and other MNCs) have to gain good proficiency in English language communication and for this purpose, the college may initiate steps for establishing an English language laboratory for bettering the communication skills.

Teachers who have not yet acquired research degrees may be encouraged to work for Ph. D./ M. Phil. and complete the same within 3 to 5 years. Enough encouragement may be given to the aspiring teachers.

The Peer Team suggests that the college may initiate steps for establishing an 'Entrepreneurship Development Cell' which will organize interactive sessions between students and successful businessmen / industrialists.

The college may plan for some job-oriented courses at the under-graduate level.
The college, in consultation with the management, may prepare a Vision document incorporating the strategies, it would adopt in the next five years to meet the academic challenges emerging out of the changing scenario in higher education.

Existing computer lab facilities may be improved by adding more PCs, printers and other accessories.

Computer awareness programmes may be started for teachers, supporting staff and students.

Career oriented and vocational courses may be started in the emerging areas like Biotechnology, Microbiology, Agriculture, Floriculture Management etc.

Student attendance and progress could be computerized and be made available to the Principal, HODs and parents.

A proposal may be sent to increase units of NSS and NCC programmes.
Linkages with industries may be started for training students and staff in different subjects.

Proposed Group Insurance Scheme for the welfare of the students and to the employees from this academic year may be implemented immediately.

Computerization of library and office has to be completed at the earliest.

More internet facility should be provided in the library to meet the demand of 2019 student strength.

More National papers in English and Hindi have to be added in the library. A microscope with attached TV with Microphotograph facilities may be provided for the use of Microbiology, Botany and Zoology students.

Binocular Microscope has to be provided in the Microbiology Lab.

The existing 'Earn and Learn' scheme may be provided for more number of economically weaker students.

Certificate / Diploma courses in Computer Science may be started by utilizing the existing Computer Lab.

Audio-Visual facilities like OHP should be provided in all departments and should be used by the teachers.

The Alumni Association has to be registered without further delay. Parents and alumni should involve themselves in all developmental activities of the college.

More elective subjects like Zoology, Statistics etc. may be reintroduced in the final year degree course for the benefit of the students of this college.

Guidance and coaching for NCC cadets may be given for taking up jobs in different fields with special reference to defence.

Post-graduate courses in subjects like Computer Science, Microbiology and Electronics may be started.

Multi-purpose gymnasium facility may be provided for girls.

The auditorium of the college requires refurbishing and the sound system has to be improved.

Very old furniture may be replaced in a phased manner.

The Peer Team places on record its appreciation of the institution for the cooperation extended during the visit and wishes success in all its academic endeavours.

Prof. M. Abdul Rahiman, Chairman

Prof. T. Sivasankaran, Member Coordinator

(Prof. K. S. Patil)
Principal

Place : Sangli

Date : 21st February 2004

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