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Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce College, Ramanandnagar, Maharashtra
Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce College, Ramanandnagar, Maharashtra
Ramanandnagar (District Sangli)
Maharashtra, IndiaPin Code : 416308
Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce College, Ramanandnagar Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Aided. Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce College, Ramanandnagar Maharashtra is managed by Society: Rayat Shikshan Sanstha Karmveer Samadhi Parisar, Powai Naka. Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce College, Ramanandnagar Maharashtra was established on / in 1968.
Principal of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce College, Ramanandnagar Maharashtra is Dr.Kadam S.P., Dr.S.D.Kamble (Mobile 9421579079).
Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce College is situated in Ramanandnagar of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Ramanandnagar comes under Palus Tehsil, Sangli District.
Fax # of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce College, Ramanandnagar Maharashtra is 02346-222035.
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Registrar : Shri. B.B.Patil, 9420793004 (Registrar / Head Clerk).
Contact Details of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce College, Ramanandnagar Maharashtra are : Telephone: 222035, 222009
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CoursesRayat Shikshan Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce College, Ramanandnagar Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
Approval details: Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce College is affiliated with Shivaji University, Kolhapur
Profile of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce CollegeB.A. (Politics, Marathi, Hindi, English, History, Geography, Economics) B.Com. (Adv.Accountacy, Auditing) B.Sc. (Chemistry, Physics, Zoology), 11th & 12th Arts, Science, Commerce, MCVC Courses
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NAAC report of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce CollegeSection 1 :Preface
Arts, Science and Commerce college, Ramanandnagar (Burli), in Taluk: Palus, Dist: Sangli (Maharashtra), affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur was established in June 1968 with the efforts of 'The Rayat Shikshan Sanstha', one of the largest Educational Society in Maharashtra. At present the Sanstha runs about 671 Institutions of learning, of which 432 are Secondary schools, 40-degree colleges, and 157 junior colleges catering to the remote, rural, and backward sections of the State. This College at Ramanandnagar was the first-degree college established at village level in Maharashtra. Even today there is no post office at Ramanandnagar.
The College has a campus over an area of five acres. The College offers Under Graduate programmes in Science, Arts, and Commerce, and one Post Graduate programme in History. The College has qualified faculty of thirty permanent and four temporary Teachers, out of which 5 have acquired Ph.D. Degree, 10 have M.Phil. and one teacher is doing her Ph.D. The student strength is 685 of which 25 are in the postgraduate course. There are 303 women students on roll, which constitutes about 48% of the total student strength. It is observed that the students' strength has been decreasing due to the establishment of new colleges in close proximity of the college. The students are largely from the nearby rural areas. The College is a private managed Grant-in-Aid institution under Government of Maharashtra. It got UGC recognition in 1972 under section 2(f) and 12(B) and has been receiving UGC grants since.
Arts, Science and Commerce College, Ramanandnagar (Burli) 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, Vatakara, Kerala), Prof. B.G. Mulimani, Professor of Physics, Karnataka University, Dharward 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 5th to 6th 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 Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara, 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 offers 15 academic programmes: of which 6 are Under Graduate programmes in Science, 07 are of Arts, 01 of Commerce and 01 Post Graduate programme in History. The under graduate programme in Arts caters to English, Marathi, Hindi, Economics, History, Political science and Geography, where as in Faculty of Science, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology Botany, Mathematics and Statistics and in Commerce----- is provided.
As an affiliated College of Shivaji University, Kolhapur the College has to follow the syllabi, curricula, and examination pattern prescribed by the University. Although some of the teachers serve as members of Board of Studies of Shivaji University, Kolhapur. The curricula of the University are neither modularly structured nor interdisciplinary in approach. The regulation of the university does not have provision for flexibility in time frame and horizontal mobility.
The college, however, prepares its own syllabus for English Remedial Coaching. Similarly, the college also designs its syllabus for competitive examinations that it offers taking in to account the syllabus of Public Service examinations.
It is satisfying to note that the College is able to introduce new programme with in a year with the present university system. The College with the permission of the Sanstha has to apply simultaneously to the University and the Director of Higher Education, Maharashtra for sanction of grants and permission to introduce new courses. But the college so far has not taken any initiative in this regard.
The College has established good links with the local industrial houses like Kirloskar Brothers Ltd., Kranti Co-operative Sugar Factory, Sonhira co-operative Sugar Factory, Tasgaon Co-operative Sugar Factory, where good number of former students are employed.
The college and the Sanstha has an exhaustive list of the goals and mission aiming at; (a) removing general backwardness of the area, (b) providing opportunity of higher education for the women, (c) enabling the students to accept the challenges of the new era, (d) inculcating moral values, etc. The college should contemplate to introduce some career and job-oriented self-financing courses.
Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation:
The college admits students on merit, based on the record of performance of the student in previous examination as laid down by the University and the Government of Maharashtra. However, Priority is given to the students from its Junior college. All the students admitted are from the state of Maharashtra.
The academic programmes of the college follow annual system of examination as stipulated by the university. Keeping this in view the syllabi being unitized teachers draw up teaching plan at the beginning of the session. Departments conducts monthly meetings to review the progress of the teaching. In case of shortfall extra class are arranged on Sundays and holidays to complete the courses as per the teaching plan for the month. The details about the examinations, the method of evaluation etc. are communicated to the students through the college prospectus and academic calendar. Besides the University Examinations College conducts Terminal examinations at the end of October and February. The Heads of the Departments are required to guide, supervise and adhere to the academic calendar and ensure proper execution of the academic programmes. At the end of the year, the college informs the students and their guardians about the academic progress and performance of the students.
There is a central library. In addition it is essential that each department needs a library of its own. This is necessary to create an academic atmosphere in the department itself.
It is observed that although each department has a library, the number of books is low to really cater to the need of the students and teachers.
There are 30 permanent full-time, 04 temporary and 0i part time teachers in the college. Out of them 4 are women. The workload for teachers is 20 and for the Head of the Department is 18 classes of 48 minutes duration per week. The college functions for 231 days in a year out of which 181 days are devoted to teaching.
The recruitment of teachers is made as per the UGC norms and Maharashtra State Government rules. The Rayat Shikshan Sanstha looks after the recruitment. During the last two years the college has appointed 19 teachers, both Full time and Temporary. The college also enjoys the freedom of appointing temporary teachers on Adhoc basis from its own resources. Needless to mention that the quality of the teachers and their academic attainment determine the standard of an institution. It is observed 06 permanent teachers have Ph.D and 10 have M.Phil as their highest qualification. Four teachers have attended refresher courses; four have participated in national seminars. Two-faculty member have acted as resource person.
The performance of students and teachers reflects the teaching-learning system of an institution. It is noticed that the overall pass percentage is about 64 to 93%. Student's performance is better compared to the percentage of the University result. Many students in Arts and Science pass in first class. B.Sc. result is exceedingly good. Rank holders, if any…?
UGC-CSIR (NET) GATE, GRE, TOEFL, GMAT Civil Service Examination….?
Besides lecture method some teachers use audiovisual methods. The college follows the self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the faculty in teaching, research and extension, which is linked to confirmation in service and placement In the next higher scale. To improve the competence of the teachers as well as college and management, students' feedback is used.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The College has a has a Research Committee, which monitors the research activities of the faculty. Out of 30 permanent and 04 temporary teachers, 06 have Ph.D and 10 have M.Phil and the rest have postgraduate degrees as their highest qualification. About 17% of teachers are engaged in active research. Four teachers are recognized as M.Phil/Ph.D guide of Shivaji University, Kolhapur. About 6% of teachers regularly publish research papers. There are three ongoing research projects with a total outlay of Rs. 60, 000/-. The college has applied for UGC COSIP grants. The total number of publications during the last five years is ------?. Departments like Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Geography Departments are more active in the field of research. Social science and language Departments do not pursue research. Some faculty members have published textbooks in English as well as in Marathi language.
The college promotes research activity by inspiring individual teachers to carry out research work in other institutions and universities availing study leave and teacher fellowships under UGC Faculty Improvement Programme. The college also encourages its faculty to undertake part-time research work during vacation period and also during working days by suitable adjustment of its teaching schedule.
There is an Extension Education Cell headed by a teacher to look after the extension activities of the college. It organizes camps for Aids Awareness, Environmental Awareness, Health care for women, Health check up, Blood grouping, Blood donation, Adult Education and other Community Development programmes in the neighbouring villages.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources:
The college has submitted an elaborate Master Plan of the college campus showing infrastructural facilities like Administrative building, Library building, Lecture halls, Science laboratories, lavatory, cycle stand, Principal's quarters, staff quarters, botanical garden, etc, spread over a campus of 5 acres. Available structure is optimally used in two shifts; Morning shift from 7.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and Evening shift from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. The classrooms are sufficiently large and fitted with glass blackboard. There is a maintenance committee to look after the maintenance of the infrastructure. The College receives 2% of the total salary grant as maintenance grant from the state government. College also raises funds through donations for the up keep of the infrastructure. There is a Library Committee constituted in accordance with the University norm. Library has a good collection of more than 40,000 books. The library remains open from 8 am. To 6 pm. Well-known magazines like National Geographic serve the library. Almost all the subjects have their research journals. There is a specious reading room in the library for use by staff members as well as the students. There is a Book Bank. The college purchased books and journals worth rupees one lakh thirteen thousand in the last two years the library is yet to be computerized. The Library does not have reprographic facilities. The library, however, has computers with internet facilities.
There is a computer center in the college, which remains open from 11.00 am. To 5.00 pm. on working days. There are seven computers and two printers mostly used by science students as part of their practical. The laboratories are moderately equipped. The college has a Health centre being run by a faculty member who is a qualified allopathic doctor. There is small playground with provision for Kho-kho, Kabbaddi, Handball, volleyball, cricket pitch and facilities for general sports. The college has a gymkhana. The college unfortunately does not have hostel for students.
The college does not have any provision of canteen for the employees and students
Criterion V: Students support and Progression:
More than 95% of students appear at the qualifying examination after the minimum period of study. The drop out rate is only 5%
Though the college publishes its updated prospectus every year, containing about, the details of the fee structure, the availability of scholarships, the various services available on the college Campus it should have been a more comprehensive document enlightening every student of the rules and regulations of the college life during the period of study in respect of various University and college examinations, rules and regulations of the admission, faculty position and the details of financial aid and concessions available as per rules of the Central Government and State Government etc. It is praise worthy that the college has instituted several prizes and awards for meritorious students, and outstanding sports personnel
Teachers participate in academic and personal counseling of students through a scheme of student adoption. Every teacher is allotted certain number of students, who keeps a track of their activities and guide as and when necessary.
It has recently started Alumni Association. The college does not have any mechanism of getting feed back about them subsequent to their leaving the college.
The financial aids available to students are National and Merit Scholarships, Backward Class Scholarships from Government and Merit Scholarship from Private sector companies. About 33% of the total enrollment is benefited by this scheme. The institution is yet to maintain records of students' progression to higher education/employment
The college does not have a regular Placement cell The various sports and recreational services available for students are: Indoor games, Outdoor games, Nature clubs, Debate clubs, Student Magazine, Audio Video facility, Cultural Programmes etc.
Feedback from the students regarding the college and teachers concerned.
Even guardians and parents also give such feedback about college
Criterion VI: Organisation and Management:
The college is managed by an educational society called Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara that runs about 671 educational institutions starting from Preprimary to Collegiate education. The Collegiate education is looked after by the Managing Council of the Sanstha through sub-committees like Executive Committee, Accounts Committee and Higher education Committee. All Principals of the Colleges are members of the Higher education committee. In addition to this there is a Local Managing Committee (LMC) constituted as per the norms of the Shivaji University. Kolhapur, where the Principal acts as the Secretary. The Sanstha is the real governing body and apex decision-making body of the College. The Secretary of the Sanstha is the drawing and disbursing authority of the institution. He receives and draws all grants from the State Government, UGC, and other funding agencies and remains responsible for all financial transactions of the institution. The Sanstha recruits and even transfers teaching and non-teaching staff and whenever and wherever necessary. The principal is the Chief Executive officer and is responsible for implementation of various policies and programme and decisions of the Sanstha and the LMC. The decisions of the Sanstha does not clash with the decision of the LMC as the LMC has four representatives from the Sanstha. In managing the administration of the College the Principal is assisted by a Vice-Principal, Heads of the Departments and a number of councils, committees, and Boards constituted by himself and by the LMC for smooth functioning of the institution. Staff members are divided in to various committees such as Admission committee, Library committee, and Academic calendar Committee, Extension Education Committee, Seminar Committee, Women Grievance Committee, etc pertaining to the day-to-day functioning of the institution.
The Principal with the Vice-Principal and office-superintendent have an inbuilt mechanism to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff.
The college had a deficit budget in the last two years. The Sanstha conducts professional development programme for non-teaching staff. The Sanstha has an internal audit mechanism. Budgeting and auditing (both internal and external) are done by the Sanstha on an annual / half yearly basis. The college has a Grievance Redressal cell for the students
As regards welfare programme of the college, the Sanstha has a co-operative bank called the Rayat Sevak Co-operative Bank, Satara, which advances loan to teaching and non-teaching staff.
The grievance Redressal cell for women and students formed according.
To the rules laid by Shivaji University and the Government of Maharashtra.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices:
There is a continuous evaluation of the students through tutorials, Terminal and preliminary examinations, Seminars, Remedial Teaching Guidance and competitive examinations. Fill self-appraisal forms etc.
Head of the department is asked to take at least one meeting in every term and take survey of the teaching and other programmes organized by the Department. For the value based education college organizes various functions in addition to lectures. Through our NSS and NCC number of Social programmes like forestation, plantation, and water conservation, BloodDonation, Gram Swachhata Abhiyan (cleaned village) etc. earn and learn is one of the important aspects of Rayat's education through which some poor students taking their education.
SECTION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS
Arts, Science and Commerce college, Ramanandnagar (Burli), established in 1968 with less than -------- students on its roll today can take legitimate pride of educating 685 students at the undergraduate level in Arts, Science and Commerce. The college has adequate infrastructure to provide education in these programmes and the infrastructure is well maintained.
The syllabi for the courses are prepared by the university, which is followed in letter and spirit by the college. The university conducts the examinations and they also award the degrees.
There is a close contact between the teachers and the learners. The lecture method continues to dominate the scene. However, there is a realization amongst teachers that there is a need to shift methods to involve greater interaction with the students and also use such tools in teaching, which enhance the teaching efficiency. The college holds unit tests and mid-term tests and keeps students and parents well informed of the general progress made by the students.
In a nutshell, the college authorities are making efforts to provide quality education with a view to match the demands of the present century. Moreover it has succeeded in promoting women education, which was an important aim of the founding fathers.
The college at large satisfies the norms set by UGC. However, to meet with the ever-challenging requirements of the students, the institution should make the following improvements.
At the under graduate level college may seriously think of introducing some career and job-oriented vocational courses like Bio-technology, Mass Communication and Journalism, Environmental studies and Management, Home Science, Fashion technology and Embroidery,Tourism and Travel Management Electronics and Instrumentation, Pest Control and Management, etc.
Before introducing the new courses college should obtain feedback from academic peers, employers, and stakeholders.
The college should formalize the Bridge-remedial courses for educationally disadvantaged students. For advanced learners the college should organize enrichment courses by inviting experts from centers of excellence.
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
It is high time for the teachers to go in for the latest teaching tools and employ them in their day to day teaching with a view to have more interaction with the students.
The library system needs to be upgraded. Automation process be completed early. Internet facilities may be provided at the library so as to give the faculty and the student's easy access of Internet browsing. The college should subscribe to standard journals and periodicals for its library. Latest books should be procured for the library. Reprographic facilities in the library is a must, which should be provided at the earliest.
It should approach the Agriculture and Horticulture departments for starting short-term courses in these areas, as this is need of the region, which has a strong agrarian base.
College further needs to encourage teachers to attend UGC Orientation and Refresher Courses, national and international seminars / conferences / symposia in order to update their knowledge in their respective subjects. The teachers need to publish research papers in national and international journals. The college teachers and students need to develop liaison with the society through different extension activities so that a strong link could be established between the college and the surrounding villages. The teachers should take up research project by submitting research proposals to funding agencies like UGC, CSIR, MNES, ICPR, ICHR, ICSSR, etc.
Hostels, both for Boys and Girls, be provided for a healthy residential academic environment.
The computer center needs to be strengthened by procuring more and latest systems with LAN and Internet facility.
The college will do well in formulating feed back and evaluation from the stakeholders. Course/faculty evaluation by students will provide excellent inputs for the faculty to fine tune curriculum and skills. Similar feed back from alumni and peer institutions will provide quality continuum.
B.Sc. Mathematics and B.Sc. Botany Courses should be introduced
Researcher activity in Science faculty be stringented and Social
Science and Humanities be initiated.
For giving practical training to the B.Com student a coperative
For giving practical training to the B.Com. student a cooperative society be organized in the campus.
Competitive Examination center should be strengthened.
Immediate arrangement must made for SC/ST student.
For commerce student college may start courses on Tax practices and fundamental of C.A. & S.P.
The quality assurance cell be made more effective for periodically monitoring the academic programe.
The syllabi of Economics needs to be though rally revised keeping view the national and international development like globalization. Project works may be incorporate in subject like commerce, History, Geography, Political Sciences, Economics as a part of the curriculum in the appropriate weightage.
Science laboratories be upgraded and strengthen .
Special guest lecture on various issue both curricular and The members of the Peer Team would like to place on record their sincere thanks to the Principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents of the students and alumni for their support and assistance during the visit of NAAC Peer Team.
Prof. K.K.N. Kurup
Prof. B.G. Mulumani
Prof. Sadasiba Pradhan
( Dr. K. N. Ganage)
Arts, Science and Commerce college, Ramanandnagar (Burli), (Maharashtra),
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