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DBF Dayanand College of Arts and Science, Solapur, Maharashtra
DBF Dayanand College of Arts and Science, Solapur, Maharashtra
Address:Dayanand Nagar, Raviwar Peth
Solapur (District Solapur)
Maharashtra, IndiaPin Code : 413002
DBF Dayanand College of Arts and Science, Solapur Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. DBF Dayanand College of Arts and Science, Solapur Maharashtra was established on / in 1940.
Principal of DBF Dayanand College of Arts and Science, Solapur Maharashtra is Dr. N. S. Dhayagude.
DBF Dayanand College of Arts and Science, Solapur Maharashtra is situated in Solapur of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Solapur comes under Solapur Tehsil, Solapur District.
Fax # of DBF Dayanand College of Arts and Science, Solapur Maharashtra is +91-217-2728900.
Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of DBF Dayanand College of Arts and Science, Solapur Maharashtra is (are) : 0217-2601332.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at DBF Dayanand College of Arts and Science, Solapur Maharashtra are 9822023069.
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Website of DBF Dayanand College of Arts and Science, Solapur Maharashtra is www.davsolapur.org/.
Contact Details of DBF Dayanand College of Arts and Science, Solapur Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-217-2323193, 2728900(O)
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CoursesB.A, B.Sc, Bachelor of Computer Science(B.C.S), M.A, M.Sc
DBF Dayanand College of Arts and Science, Solapur Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Science stream(s).
DBF Dayanand College of Arts and Science is affiliated with Solapur University, Solapur
Profile of DBF Dayanand College of Arts and ScienceThe college was established in the year 1940 after the marathon Satyagraha by Arya Samaj in 1939 against the social and political oppression by the then rulers of Hyderabad. The College is well-established with a Library, Class rooms, Gardens, Hostels (Hostel for Men with a facility for 350 boarders and a Hostel for Women with a facility for 60 boarders), an Open-Air-Theatre, a Playground, a Free Dispensary, a Post-Office and a Bank etc., spread over 63 acres of Dayanand Nagar .
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NAAC report of DBF Dayanand College of Arts and ScienceSECTION I - INTRODUCTION
D.B.F. Damani Bhairuratan Fatehchand Dayanand College of Arts & Science, Solapur 413002 volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council by submitting their self-study report. National Assessment and Accreditation Council constituted an expert committee to visit the college and validate its self-study report. The Peer Team comprises Prof. H.S. Soch as Chairman (Former Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar), Dr. S. Ravichandra Reddy, Prof., Department of Zoology, Bangalore University, Bangalore as Member and Dr. R.M. Chidambaram, Prof. And Head, Alagappa University, Karaikudi as Member. The team visited the institution for two days i.e. from February 16th to February 17th, 2004. Prof. L. Maduranath, Academic Consultant, NAAC ably coordinated the entire programme. The Peer Team carefully perused and analyzed the self-study report submitted by the institute. During institution 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 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.
D.B.F. Dayanand College of Arts & Science, Solapur is a premium institute in Solapur, which was established way back in 1940. The credit of establishment goes to D.A.V. College Trust & Management Society in New Delhi which has presently more than 650 institutions all over the country in different faculties. Some institutions are being established in foreign countries also.
Swami Dayanad Saraswati established Arya Samaj with a view to educating the Hindu youth of India to learn the modern education but more than that to learn the ancient Indian thought. This was the movement against the growing influence of Christianity in the state of Punjab at that time. The first school was established at Lahore under the leadership of Mahatma Hansraj. No Trust or Management Society is running as many institutes as run by this society. It has thus taken a lead to spread education especially in the states of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi
This college was established over a large area of 63 acres of land. With a passage of time the trust has added on this campus D.A.V. Velankar College of Commerce, D.P.B. Dayanand College of Education, D.G.B. Dayanand Law College, Model School, Asawa High School. It has thus been able to utilise the entire land for the purpose of education and successfully created many centres such as Sports and Computer Centre.
It is presently affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Earlier at the time of establishment, it was affiliated to Bombay University (Mumbai University). Subsequently with the establishment of Pune University it was affiliated to Pune University. Today it is an oldest and important college in Shivaji University area.
It is located in urban area and it is covered under grant-in aid scheme of Government of Maharashstra. It is also been recognised by the UGC under 2f & 12B since 1957. It is offering undergraduate education in the faculties of Arts & Science. In addition, it is providing the post Graduate degree in the subjects of Geography, English & History. In addition it is also providing Bachelor of Computer Science (B.C.S.). This is a permanent non-grant course under the present state govt rules.
SECTION - 2 CRITERIONWISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
D.B.F. Dayanand College of Arts and Science was established in 1940 at Solapur by the D.A.V. Institutions with a mission and goal to:
Enlighten the Society
Recognition of inner strength and reach to divinity
Inculcate basic human values
Propagation of Sanskrit and Vedic Literature
In concurrence with the aim and objectives, the college has introduced Dharmashiksha along with the curriculum in Arts and Science courses. This has been done to promote human values among the students and consequently the community. The college is striving to impart education to poor and needy students and the public of Solapur. At the time of establishment, the college offered BA and B.Sc. programme options. Thereafter in 1946-47, PG programme options in English and History were started. In 1962 PG programme in Geography and Sanskrit were initiated. M.Sc. Geology programme was offered from 1984 to 1986. With the establishment of Post Graduate Department in Geology at the Shivaji University, the PG programme in Geology in this college was withdrawn. B.C.S. course was established in 2001. In the Arts faculty, there are 11 specialisations at the UG level viz. English, Marathi, Hindi, Snaskrit, History, Political Science, Sociology, Geography, Ancient Indian History & Culture, Philosophy and Economics. In the Science faculty, there are 9 specialisations at the UG level viz. Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Electronics, Geology, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology and Computer Science. At the PG level, there are 3 programmes viz. Geography, History and English. The NIIT offered 2 Computer Modular courses at the certificate level viz. MS Office and C++ to the college students with 40% reduction in fees. Available programme options are career oriented in the sense that on an average 10% of the graduates are found to obtain jobs through competitive examinations. 25% of the graduates have sought employment in private enterprises and 5% of them are self-employed.
The college is affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Excepting B.C.S. course all the Arts and Science courses at the UG level are covered under Grant-in-aid. PG courses and B.C.S. courses are self finance courses. All the UG courses of Arts and Science, B.C.S. and PG courses in English and History are in annual mode while the PG course in Geography is in semester mode. Many of the courses in Arts & few in Science faculty function as one unit of the College. Hence, the nomenclature of these courses as separate departments is only on paper. The college performs under the affiliating regulations of Shivaji University. Hence, flexibility in curriculum design and development and horizontal mobility of the students is limited. Despite these limitations, in majority of the course, teachers have participated in syllabus revision workshops and have played a key role in providing recommendations to BOS. Further many teachers being Chairman or members of Board of studies have been responsible for the approval of recommendations of the syllabus revision committee and its implementation. The college under the present affiliating system requires one year to implement a new programme.
Interdisciplinary curricula is available to the extent that at the BA degree level Logic, Public administration and History of Social reformation in Maharashtra are taught while at the B.Sc. level Bio-chemistry, Geo-Chemistry and Meteorology are offered.
Science Club activities, periodical field visits, Talent nurture programmes and Guidance for Science Olympiad examinations has added strength to the curriculum in vogue.
Criterion II: Teaching, Learning & Evaluation
The college admits students to the UG courses on the basis of previous academic record. The college follows the University and Government norms and minimum requirement of marks in the qualifying examination for admission. For PG course in Geography students are admitted through the entrance examination conducted by the Shivaji University. Till recently, this pattern was followed for B.C.S course but currently, the college admits the students to this course based on merit. In English and History PG courses, the admissions are made on merit. The college gives preference to the students of Junior college of the D.A.V. Institution.
After admission, students at UG and PG level are exposed to curricular and extra-curricular activities. These include classroom lectures, practical component in Science subjects, seminars, group discussions, study tours and visits to industries. In addition in some of the UG and PG science subjects, students are involved in project work which carries marks component. Students' knowledge and skill are assessed through internal examinations, practical tests, Seminars, surprise tests and quiz competitions. Departments have complete freedom in deciding their assessing mechanism.
Internal assessment mechanism is helpful to identify the educationally disadvantaged students. Formal bridge and remedial courses are not available in the college. For the benefit of disadvantaged students, teachers in several departments give special guidance and arrange for personal counselling and personality development programmes.
Advanced learners are activated through elocution/ essay writing/ quiz competitions, organising exhibitions, cultural activities and undertakings projects.
The teaching is carried out in accordance with the teaching plan prepared by the department. At the end of every academic year, teachers have to prepare the teaching plans for the subjects allotted to them for the next academic year by taking into account the subject content and availability of time. Teaching Plans of all teachers in a department are consolidated together to formulate the teaching plan document of the department.
The syllabi are unitised. In the monthly department meetings, teachers express the progress made in the units' coverage and the difficulties they are encountering in the coverage. Study meetings are helpful to make necessary mid-term corrections.
The College promotes learner centred teaching methods. Film shows, Slide shows, Educational programmes of TV channels, field visits, practical demonstrations, use of teaching aids such as OHP, maps, charts and models, Encyclopaedia reading, organising exhibitions and museum organisation are the various means through which learner's interest is sustained. Certain departments have camera, photo developing facility, online computer microscope and micro-sectioning facility.
The College during the last academic year has had 225 working days of which 180 days were effective teaching days. On an average, every teacher handles 20 periods per week. The ratio of permanent teachers to temporary teachers is 63:3. On the other hand, the high teaching to non-teaching staff ratio of 63:79 is a matter of consideration. Full-time faculty members teach 95% of the classes.
Since inception, 9 teachers of this College are honoured through awards for their contribution towards teaching and literary proficiency.
The college encourages the students to participate in sports. There is Gymnasium and indoor hall for the sports activities of the students. Several of the students have excelled in sports and represented the college both at inter-collegiate and inter university level. One girl student of the College has won Gold Medal in Diving Competition at the National level and has participated in Asia-Pacific Amateur Competition held at Taipai, China.
Due to affiliating regulations of Shivaji University, innovative evaluation procedures are not available. At the beginning of the academic year, the Principal decides the methods of internal evaluation in consultation with teachers. The term end examinations are held as per the regulations of Shivaji University. Teachers inform students the nature of evaluation mechanism by highlighting the nature of written/practical examinations and the pattern of question papers. The College monitors the overall performance of students through attendance and internal evaluation.
Teachers are recruited as per the rules and regulations of Shivaji University. In the last two years, the College has recruited only two teachers under the reservation category, as there is a ban for the recruitment of teachers under open category.
The College follows the self-appraisal method of Maharashtra Government to evaluate the performance of the teachers. There is no formal method of evaluation of teachers by the wards. As per the judgement of the Supreme Court, the College has set up Sexual Harassment Prevention Cell in the College. The College claims that so far no cases have been registered.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Though the college is offering PG courses in only English, History and Geography, majority of the departments are sensitised to research activities. Among the 63 permanent faculty members, 20 have Ph.D degree and 7 have M.Phil degree. In addition four teachers have currently registered for Ph.D degree of Shivaji University. The College is promoting research among teachers by giving study leave and by making the necessary adjustments in the teaching schedule to facilitate them to pursue research. 7 teachers are recognised Ph.D. Guides and 6 teachers are recognised as M.Phil. Guides by the Shivaji University. Formal research laboratories are still to be established.
Currently the College has 4 minor research projects with an outlay of Rs.1, 85,000/-. Physics department has 2 projects while Geology and Microbiology departments have one each. All these projects are funded by the UGC. The College has completed 8 projects with an outlay of Rs.2.8 lakhs. The Lecturer in History is actively involved as Director in the excavation project jointly undertaken by Deccan College, Pune and Shivaji University with the financial support of the UGC. Teachers of Electronic course have published papers in international refereed journals. Some of the teachers from Physics and Electronics sections have participated in International conferences held at Poland, Russia, Malta and Germany. During the last 3 years, 29 teachers (12 Arts + 17 Science) of this College attended 54 conferences/ workshops/ seminars/ symposia. The College Principal has also tried to keep himself updated by attending various national and international seminars, conferences etc. from time to time.
During the last 3 years, the College organised 3 Seminars, one each by Physics, Zoology and Botany departments and two workshops by the NSS.
The college does not have formal linkage with either an institute or an industry both at national and international level. However, some of the teachers have interactions with Bhaba Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, CASTME- ASIA, Marathi Vidnyan Parishad and Indian Association of Physics Teachers.
The college has constituted Abhijat Kala Mandal under the charge of a teacher in order to promote various cultural activities. The students are encouraged to participate in cultural activities such as dance, drama, music, elocution, poster competition, rangoli competition and flower arrangements. This has paved way for securing 3 prizes each at state, regional and local levels.
Extension activities of the College are carried out through NCC and NSS units. It encompasses community development, health and hygiene awareness, adult education and literacy, AIDS awareness, social work, medical camp, blood donation camp and environmental awareness. One teacher has been given the additional charge of these extension activities. Students and teachers of the College are encouraged to participate in extension activities through lectures, workshops and competitions. The College maintains very good association with NGOs and GOs to undertake extension activities. Besides these, some of the NCC cadets have participated in RD parade at Delhi and National integration camps held at Junahhar and Aurangabad.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure & Learning Resources
The College has a campus of 63 acres. Four colleges and schools that are run by the same Management share this campus. College buildings accommodate administrative block, classrooms of different departments, Laboratories of Science departments, staff rooms, library, auditorium, Principal's residence, Men's Hostel, Ladies Hostel, canteen, Ladies waiting room, museum, gymnasium, workshop, record room, credit society, NCC & NSS offices. Besides buildings, the College has playgrounds, stadium, open-air theatre, gardens, study park and parking facilities for vehicles. Campus development is undertaken by the College through grants and a portion of fees collected from students. The College undertakes regular maintenance of infrastructure. Apart from fees and grants, the management also contributes for the maintenance of infrastructure.
As the classes are held in two exclusive sessions for Arts and Science departments, the College ensures optimum utilisation of infrastructure by Senior and Junior Colleges.
The College encourages the use of academic facilities by external agencies like NIIT, Playgrounds and hostel by sports organisers, classrooms by banks, NET/ SET, LIC and PSC for conducting competitive examinations.
The College has initiated number of measures to make the campus pollution free. They are:
Trees are planted & protected
Garden and lawns are maintained
Smoking is prohibited in the campus
Vehicular traffic is regulated within the campus
The campus has underground drainage system
Science laboratories have ventilators and exhaust fans
The Library is the centralised facility for Arts & Science Colleges and other sister colleges. The College library has an advisory committee. It has linkages with PG Centre Library of Shivaji University, Solapur, Libraries of local colleges, British Council Library, Pune and Sheth Hirachand Nemchand General Library for purpose of borrowing of books. The library has got book bank facility also. With 63,631 books college library functions 6 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Though all the activities of the library are yet to be computerised, right now purchase of books is made through email correspondence. During the last academic year, the library has added 542 textbooks, 813 other books, 49 journals, 6 periodicals and 13 CDROMS at a cost of Rs.4.279 lakhs. Reprography, computers, audio/ video cassettes, internet and book binding facilities are available in the library.
The College has a Computer Centre functioning from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on all working days. Departments like Physics, Electronics, Zoology, Geology, College Office and Library have got computer facilities. For the maintenance of computers, the College has entered into annual maintenance contracts.
There is a charitable centralised dispensary within the campus, which looks after the health related problems of students, teachers and non-teaching staff & their family members not only this College but also of other sister colleges and schools, free of cost.
In a 15 acres area, the College has sports infrastructure constituting of 400 meters standard track, grounds for basket ball, hockey, football, kho-kho, kabadi, handball, cricket, volleyball, gymnasium, stadium, gymkhana, office, sports store rooms, table tennis facilities, badminton and tennis courts. Students of this College as also of the three sister colleges avail of these facilities. Students of this College have participated in Inter university games and the College offers number of incentives to sports persons. Blazers are given to the state and national level players. Sports materials are given free of cost and practice allowance is given to sports persons.
Centralised Hostel facilities exclusively for men and women are available in the campus. These hostels accommodate 350 men and 60 women respectively. These hostels do not have mess facilities.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
97% of the students are appearing for the examination after the stipulated period of study. Hence, the drop out rate is only 3%. On an average, 60% of the students are pursuing PG programmes after graduation. Some students of this College have successfully completed UGC-CSIR (NET), UGC-SET and ICS examinations. But their number is uncertain.
The College publishes a comprehensive prospectus for the benefit of prospective learners. Scholarships and freeships are available to students like, National Merit Scholarship, State Government Open Merit Scholarship, National Talent Search Scheme Scholarship, Ekalavya Arthik Sahayya Scholarship, Physically Handicapped Scholarship, Scholarship to wards of Bidi Workers and Government of India Scholarship to Backward Class Students.
Teachers do academic and personal counselling. The College is yet to establish a Placement Cell and the Alumni Association. The College has recreational/ leisure time facilities like indoor/ outdoor games and cultural programmes. For a college of this size, the absence of students' magazine is a weakness.
Alumni of this College are holding coveted positions like scientists, administrators, researchers, doctors, engineers, builders, artists, politicians, businesspersons, industrialist's etc.
Criterion VI: Organisation & Management
Departmental administration is directly under the control of the concerned Head. Activities of all departments are co-ordinated by the Principal with the support of committees constituted for specific purposes like budgets, purchase of journals, time table formulation, examinations, canteen contract, academic calendar and campus development and maintenance.
The Local Management Committee looks after the various proposals submitted by different departments for their development.
Registrar monitors the recruitment and promotion of teaching and non-teaching staff. The administrative staff is found to understand the total process of college functioning and share various responsibilities. So far, the College has not organised any professional development programme for non-teaching staff.
B.A./ B.Sc. students have to pay tuition fee of Rs.800/-, while M.A. students are paying Rs.1000/- per year. Self financed course like B.C.S. has a fee structure of Rs. 12,000/- per year. For the last 3 years, the same tuition fee structure is adopted.
The College has an internal audit mechanism. For the last 2 years, the College had a deficit budget.
The College has number of welfare measures for students' viz. free medical care, book loans to meritorious students, merit scholarships, B.C./ OBC Scholarships, talent nurture programmes and incentives to sports persons. For the staff members, PF, Group Insurance and Co-operative Credit Society facilities are on offer.
Though there is no grievance redressal cell, grievances of students are redressed at the level of Heads of Departments. If necessary, Heads may avail the support of the Principal and Local Secretary to sort-out the grievances.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The College is adopting latest managerial concepts while taking decisions, formulating and implementing plans and sustaining the team spirit while executing a task.
The College is partially augmenting its resources through self-finance courses.
Dharmashiksha Education, Hawans and Prayers are organised on festive occasions.
Sanskrit Speaking Course was introduced with help of UGC grant.
The College inculcates civic responsibilities among students through NSS and NCC activities.
College periodically organises Personality Development Workshops for the all round development of students.
The College has been contributing donations to the various distressing situations happening in the country from time to time.
SECTION III - OVERALL ANALYSIS
The College, which took birth in 1940, today has grown into a full-fledged premier leading college in the city of Solapur. It has grown with the passage of time that some more colleges have come up like College of Education, College of Commerce, College of Law and two schools. The College Managing Committee has provided every sport activity as a central service to all the educational institutions like library, computer centre, playgrounds, hostel, swimming pool etc. The teachers are well qualified and quite stable. They are encouraged to participate in the various conferences, workshops as per rules of the managing committee. Many of the teachers have been and are on the various academic bodies of the university and had tried to contribute to the deliberation of their respective bodies.
The college in letter and spirit follows the curriculum provided by the university. The teaching plan for the entire year is worked out at commencement of the session. The head of the department and the principal continue to monitor the working plan of the academic routine in the college.
The college records are well maintained. The audit report prepared by the chartered account and also the audit report done by the govt was quite satisfactory during the last three years. No major objections were seen to be rectified. The other office work pertaining to examination, fees, expenditures, establishment, routine correspondence with university was found up to the mark.
The performance of the college in the university results, in cultural activities, in NCC, in NSS, sports, extension work was quite satisfactory. In a nutshell it can be safely said that the college principal and his team of teaching and administrative staff including the junior most employees have strived hard to see the college growing.
The Peer Team would like make the following suggestions for consideration and implementation with a view to improve and strengthen the academic programmes in the College to achieve the objectives.
Setting up of a language laboratory in English department is much helpful as majority of the students have rural background.
Periodical interactions between teachers of different faculties have to be arranged to identify issues of mutual interest and local importance.
The Library has to monitor the return of books by teachers within the stipulated period. It is learnt from records that some teachers retain the books with them for more than a year.
College may provide facilities to make the staff members in the office as computer literate.
Facilities in the hostel need to be improved. Mess facilities are to be provided in both the hostels to enable the students to devote more time to learning process.
The College has to publish a magazine every year to tap the writing skills of students.
It is better to form a Grievance Redressal Cell wherein the LMC, teachers, non-teaching staff and students will have representations.
Establishment of an alumni association will be a boon to contemplate plans for its development in the long run.
College may plan for organising coaching classes to make the students to face the competitive examinations comfortably.
Social work need not be confined to NSS volunteers alone. Teachers and students may be encouraged to participate in socially relevant projects on an ongoing basis.
As a prelude to encourage students to undertake entrepreneurial ventures, the College may organise few vocational courses like motor rewinding, tractor mechanism, TV servicing in addition to regular academic programmes.
In order to nurture the sports talent of students, the College may think of availing the services of coaches in different sports events.
As the College has sufficient strength in different disciplines, it is desirable to think of starting some more UG and PG courses facilitating students to undertake self -employment ventures after the completion of programmes.
Teachers must be encouraged to utilise multi-media and other facilities to improve upon their teaching pedagogy.
Teachers must be encouraged to publish papers in refereed National and International journals.
Teachers must seek research grants from funding agencies like DST, DBT, Department of Ecology and Environment in addition A well-structured communication channel should be established for collecting feedback from academic peers and employers, which can be utilised for enhancing functional efficiency of the college.
College should plan MoUs with industries and research organizations.
Employment Cell and Placement Cell should be established.
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 unqualified support and assistance during the visit of NAAC Peer Team.
Prof. H.S. Soch
Prof. S.Ravichandra Reddy
Prof. R.M. Chidambaram
(Dr. N.S. Dhayagude)
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