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Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Balwant College, Vita, Maharashtra
Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Balwant College, Vita, Maharashtra
Vita (District Sangli)
Maharashtra, IndiaPin Code : 415311
Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Balwant College, Vita Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Aided. Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Balwant College, Vita Maharashtra is managed by Society: Rayat Shikshan Sanstha Karmveer Samadhi Parisar, Powai Naka,SATARA-415001. Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Balwant College, Vita Maharashtra was established on / in 1963.
Principal of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Balwant College, Vita Maharashtra is Dr.S.T. Salunkhe (Mobile 9422035407), Dr.Suresh Salunkhe.
Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Balwant College is situated in Vita of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Vita comes under Khanapur Tehsil, Sangli District.
Fax # of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Balwant College, Vita Maharashtra is +91-2347-272096.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Balwant College, Vita Maharashtra are 8275177903.
email ID(s) is
Registrar : Shri. D.D.Bamane, 9273993314 (Registrar / Head Clerk).
Contact Details of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Balwant College, Vita Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-2347-272096
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CoursesRayat Shikshan Sansthas Balwant College, Vita Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
B.A. (English, Marathi, Hindi, History, Economics) M.A. (English, Marathi, History, Economics) B.Com (Accountacy) M.Com. (Accountacy) B.Sc. (Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics), 11th & 12th Arts, Science, Commerce, MCVC Courses
Approval details: Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Balwant College is affiliated with Shivaji University, Kolhapur
Media coverage of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Balwant College, Vita Maharashtra, Maharashtra
NAAC report of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Balwant CollegeSection I : Profile
Balwant College affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur was established in Vita a small town, in 1963. Campus area of the College is 16.20 acres and it is rural area. The student strength of the College is 1524 of which 1432 are in UG and 92 are in PG courses. There are 44 students in self-financing course, BBA. Thirteen UG and two PG programmes are offered. The college comes under grant-in-aid code. The institution has got UGC recognition under 2(f) in 1993 and 12(B) in 1995.
There are seven teaching departments namely Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics, Electronics and Statistics under Science, 6 departments English, Marathi, Hindi, History, Economics and Geography under arts and three departments Commerce and Management, Advanced Accountancy & Auditing and BBA under Commerce. The college has 44 permanent and six temporary staff members. The non-teaching staff strength is 32. Annual system is the temporal plan of academic work. Central Library, Computer Center, Health Center, Sports Facilities, Press, Workshop, Hostels and Guest House, Canteen, Vehicle Parking Shed and Welfare Scheme are the support services. Grievance redressal cell and Career guidance function informally in the college. Management has 40 colleges under 3 universities and they share their experiences. Management also runs 26 Primary Schools, 436 High Schools and 6 D.Ed. Colleges.
Balwant College, Vita volunteered to be assessed by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) by presenting a self
study report. A peer team consisting of Prof.P.Ramachandra Naidu, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Sri. Krishnadevaraya, Anantapur as chairman, Dr.K.Palaniappan, Principal, Dr.G.R.Damodaran College of Science and Dr.A.Rajeswaril, Professor of Economics, Avinishilingam Deemed University as members was constituted by the council to visit the institution and validate the self study report. The team visited the institution on 7th and 8th January, 2004. Dr.K.Palaniappan member of the team co-ordinated the visit on behalf of NAAC.
The Peer Team carefully perused and analysed the self study report of the institution. During the visit the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments and facilities and interacted with Management, Head of the institution, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, alumni and parents. The academic, cocurricular, extra curricular, sports and extension facilities were also visited. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC the peer team aimed assessing the institution including its commendable unique features as well as the issues of concern.
Section II : Criterion wise inputs
The college offers four undergraduate courses in Arts, Science and Commerce. The special subjects covered under Arts include Marathi, Hindi, English, History, Economics and Geography. Accountancy forms the special subject in B.Com. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology constitute the special subjects in Science. B.B.A. is offered at undergraduate level. Three post-graduate courses with specialization in English, Marathi and Accountancy are also offered. B.B.A. and M.Com. courses are vocational in nature.
The suggestions of academic peers are utilised to imporve quality of instruction. The college takes one year to introduce a new course. The college has a network with Sugar industries, Poultries, Financial institutions, Dairies and Textile industries. As an affiliated college of Shivaji University, the college follows the syllabi and scheme of examinations prescribed by the University for all the under graduate and post graduate courses. The teachers of the college are associated with Boards of Studies which not only design curriculum but also review and redesign them. Admission to B.B.A. is through an entrance test conducted by the University.
Teaching Learning and Evaluation
All students, except those chosen for B.B.A. course, are admitted on the basis of their qualifying examination marks. The admissions are made as per the rules prescribed by Shivaji University and the State of Maharashtra. Admissions are
looked after by a committee constituted for the purpose.
Remedial courses are offered for helping disadvantaged students. Book Bank consists of 5250 books and this facility is made available to them. Seminars and group discussions are conducted to enrich the knowledge of the students. Advanced learners are encouraged to consult reference books to further knowledge and are given talent batch status. The teachers prepare both unit and daily lectures plans at the beginning of the year. Teachers are provided with teaching aids. Monitoring and middle course corrections are effectively implimented. The class room learning is supplemented by seminars, group discussions and question-answer method. OHP presentation and computer laboratory facility are used as modern tools of instruction.
Students are exposed to class room learning for 180 days in an academic year. All particulars relating to evaluation methods are displayed in the notice board. Principal communicates the same while commencing the course in the beginning of the academic year. Preliminary examinations are conducted to monitor the overall performance of students. All teachers are appointed in terms of rules and procedures laid down in section 28 of the University act 1994 and State Government. A few vacancies are not filled for want of approval by Government. This has resulted in extraload in some departments and very much so in Mathematics. The management has the freedom to appoint temporary and adhoc teachers. Teachers have opportunities to attend Seminars, Refresher Courses, Conferences and Workshops.
Nearly 25% of the teachers avail these opportunities in an academic year. Teachers are asked to submit filled-in forms which are used for self-appraisal of faculty. Guest lectures are delivered by experts in the field. Twenty seven teachers have been benefitted by Faculty Development Programme. The Principal has been conferred Bharat Jyothi Award, Rashtriya Gaurav Award and 4 more awards have been awarded. Ninty percent of the classes are taught by full time faculty.
Research, Consultancy and Extension
Teachers are encouraged to persue M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes. They are given study leave and their work schedules are adjusted. Nearly 50% of permanent teachers have either M.Phil. or Ph.D. degree. The teachers are motivated to execute research projects by providing seed money for publication of articles. About 15% of the teachers are guiding the students in projects and seven teachers are actively engaged in research which enable them to aquire higher degree. As the PG departments are not recognised for research no full time research scholar has registered and no research project is undertaken. The competence of teachers to offer consultancy service is publicised. Farmers, Managers of Poultries and Tax payers avail the expertise of teachers. Teachers act as co-ordinator for N.C.C. and N.S.S. with additional charge.
The extension activities include Community Development, Social Work, Health and Hygiene awareness, Medical camps, Adult education and literacy, Blood donations, AIDS awareness antiaddiction and environmental awareness. The college works with NGOs and GOs in executing more of extension programmes.
Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College is located in a spacious campus of 16.20 acres in a rural background. There are twelve buildings with a carpet area of 4913.75 Square metres. This space has been utilised to organise Classrooms, Laboratories, Hostels, Staff quarters, Administrative Office, Space for indoor games, Extension activities and Library. U.G.C. funds are sought to augment infrastructure facilities.
Teaching and Non-teaching staff look after the maintainance of the college premises. There is provision for maintainance grant in the budget. The facilities are used to maximum degree for the organisation, curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular activities. External agencies like the Sakal and Mano-Vikas Prabhodini, Panchayat Samiti and department of Police also use the facilities occassionally for organising their activities.
The Plantation and gardening are used to keep the campus clean and pollution free. There is a Central Library and it is looked after by an Advisory Committee. Facilities to borrow books from other Libraries are provided to students. There is a book bank facility. Library work is partially computerised. The Library includes reprography, Audio and Video cassets.
The total number of books in the Library is 54694. It works 6 days per week. It works between 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. in a day.
There are computers in four departments and office. Services of technicians are used for the maintainance of computers. The Medical Laboratory used for Technician Course is used as Health Centre. A qualified doctor looks after the health problems. There are good facilities for sports and games. Incentives like prizes and books are given to outstanding sportsmen and players in games. Hostel facilities are used only by 16 students.
Student Support and Progression
The percentage of students appearing for the final examination conducted by the university ranges between 99-98 percent. Hence the drop out rate is very small. The pass percentage ranges between 80 to 90 percent. Some of the successful students find employment opportunities in Sugar and Textile industry. 10 percent of U.G. students proceed to do P.G. programmes.
The prospectus is updated and published every year. It includes information relating to infrastructure facilities, academic programmes, cultural activities, competitive examinations, rules and regulations and fee structure. The college calender is prepared in a informal way.
The college disburses both Central and State Government Scholarships to nearly 300 students. Some prizes utilising the money raised through donations are also awarded. A small number of students get merit and merit-cum-means scholarships.
The college has an informal employment cell and career guidance cell. It has a guidence cell to train students for competitive examinations. Teachers provide academic and personal counselling to students.
There is an Alumni Association which is managed by a Committee of Alumni. This body evinces interest on developmental activities, welfare programmes to students and placement opportunities. The students utilise the facilities of Physical education department for recreation besides some club activities.
The Balwant Uvati Manch looks into the problems of girls in regard to health and sex education.
Organisation and Management
A Local Management Committee (L.M.C.) acts as a co-ordinating and monitoring body. It includes Principal, Heads of Departments, some teachers, Students Council and some non-teaching employees. Besides there are 17 committees which look after academic, co-curricular, extracurricular and extension activities. Lotus Computer Company, Sangli provides its expert services in Computer Training. The Principal supervises the work of non-teaching staff on a daily basis to ensure work efficiency.
A special committee constituted by the Principal designs the academic calender. The fees structure remained the same in the last three years. The college had deficit budget. The Government Audit department attends to financial auditing of accounts.
The college authorities organised a Group Insurance Scheme both for the students and staff with the help of United Insurance Company Ltd., Satara. Teachers avail the loan facilities under family welfare scheme introduced by Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara. Teachers also take loans from Staff Welfare Fund and Co-operative Bank.
Employees who are members of the bank get loans from the banks also. Besides, the employees are eligible to take loans from their Provident Fund.
Organisation of Vocational B.B.A. course on a self financing basis.
The progressive outlook of the Management in regard to organisation of need based vocational and job oriented courses/diplomas/certificate course.
The positive response from teachers to suggestions which have a bearing on quality instructions in the classroom.
Organisation of sufficiently equipped health centre.
Importance given to N.C.C. and N.S.S. activities.
Concern of the science teachers to expose the students to outreach activities which constitute the applied aspects of the subjects like water quality assessment, vermicompose and soil analysis
The Peer Team ofter going through the Self-Study Report and interacting extensively with the Management, Principal, Teachers and Students identified the following as strengths of the college.
The physical facility, building space, is adequate and it is well maintained.
The performance of teachers wins the admiration of students, alumni and parents.
The college is located in a spacious campus which permits further expansion and development.
90% of the teaching slot are filled by permanent faculty.
The deep and abiding interest displayed by parents and alumni in the growth of the institution.
Further the Peer Team makes the following suggestions for the overall development.
The faculty position in Mathematics department is to be strengthened at the earliest.
Attendance of the students be taken every hour.
Steps be taken to organise more vocational and job oriented courses like Computer & IT, Fashion design, Interior decoration, Spoken English and Baking.
Two terminal examinations be conducted to have real feedback from students. Progress cards be sent to parents.
Teachers are to be both motivated and encouraged to avail research facilities offered such as FIP.
Students who are weak in studies be helped through organisation of remedial and bridge courses in a formalway.
Facilities in Compuer Centre, Library and Laboratories be improved and updated.
Good hostel facilities be provided with.
Measures be taken to improve the communication skill of both teachers and students.
Date:- 8th Jan. 2004
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