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Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Laxmibai Bhaurao Patil Mahila Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science), Solapur, Maharashtra


Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Laxmibai Bhaurao Patil Mahila Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science), Solapur, Maharashtra
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21/a/14, Budhwar Peth, Samrat Chowk, Karmveer Bhaurao Patil Marg
Solapur (District Solapur)
Maharashtra, India

Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Laxmibai Bhaurao Patil Mahila Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science), Solapur Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Laxmibai Bhaurao Patil Mahila Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science), Solapur Maharashtra was established on / in 1989.

Principal of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Laxmibai Bhaurao Patil Mahila Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science), Solapur Maharashtra is SN Gosavi (9850156166), Dr.Bavdhankar R.B..

Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Laxmibai Bhaurao Patil Mahila Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science) 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.

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Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Laxmibai Bhaurao Patil Mahila Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science), Solapur Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
B.A.,B.Com, 11th & 12th Arts, Commerce

Approval details: Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Laxmibai Bhaurao Patil Mahila Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science) is affiliated with Solapur University, Solapur

Media coverage of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Laxmibai Bhaurao Patil Mahila Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science), Solapur Maharashtra, Maharashtra

NAAC report of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Laxmibai Bhaurao Patil Mahila Mahavidyalaya (Arts, Commerce and Science)

Laxmibai Bhaurao Patil Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Solapur was established by the Rayat Shikshan Sansthas, which was founded The word 'Rayat' word was chosen by Dr. Patil because his motto was to uplift the common man which was deprived of education for many centuries. The word 'Rayat' means 'a common man'. The nomenclature of this College goes after the wife of Karmaveer B. Patil who had a very strong support of his wife Sou. Laxmibai, who set an example by selling her Soubhagyalankar (Mangalsutra). Overwhelmed by this act of his wife, he chose to establish an institute for women. It goes to the credit of this Sanstha that today it is running approximately 700 different kinds of institutions in Maharashtra.

This College came into existence in June 1989. It is spread over half an acre of land. It is affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur. It is a recognised minority college. It is located in the urban area of Solapur, an important city of Vidarbha region, famous for its textile industry.

It is providing undergraduate programme in the faculties of Arts & Commerce. In addition, it is also providing some certificate courses. This College is meant for providing education to the women residing in the region.

The College is covered under Grant-in-aid scheme of the Government of Maharashtra. It is getting the full component of salaries by way of grants. However, the College has not been getting non-salary grant component for the last three years. The College till date is not recognised under 2f and under 12B of the University Grants Commission.

Laxmibai Bhaurao Patil Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Solapur sought assessment 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 (Former Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar) as Chairman, Dr. S. Ravichandra Reddy, Prof., Department of Zoology, Bangalore University, Bangalore as Member and Dr. U. Subba Rao, Prof. of Commerce & Director, Student Services, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad as Member. The team visited the institution for two days i.e. from February 19th to February 20th, 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 various sections 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.

Criterion I: Curricular aspects
Laxmibhai Bhaurao Patil Mahila Mahavidyalaya is one of the four women's colleges established by Rayat Shikshan Sanstha in 1989. The college was established in Solapur with a motto to:
Eradicate illiteracy from rural region

Uplift the poor girls by providing college education

Generate educational awareness among the rural girls to enrich their economic status

The college has B.A. and B.Com programme options. Arts faculty became Grant-in-aid in 1992 and Commerce faculty became Grant-in-aid in 1999. In concurrence with its motto, the college admits students largely from neighbouring villages of Solapur. At B.A. level the college has Hindi, Marathi and History as special subjects and English, Education, Economics, Political Science, Geography and Sociology as elective optional subjects in the for first and second year degree courses. Similarly in the B.Com course, the college offers Accountancy and Management as special subjects. Besides these two degree courses, the college has certificate courses in Elementary course in English for Communication, Balwadi Teachers Training and Tailoring. These courses are the offshoot of Adult education programme of Shivaji University and the certificates are issued by it. Further, the college also offers the Maharashtra State Certificate course in Information Technology of Maharashtra State Government. The certificate courses are self-financed. All the courses in B.A and B.Com function as one unit of the college.

The college is affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur. As a result, flexibility in curriculum design and development as also horizontal mobility of the students is much limited. However, some of the teachers who are members of BOS in their respective subjects, Senate members and those who attend the syllabus revision workshops try to play a role in design of curricula and its implementation. The college requires at least one year for implementing a new programme. Visits to Nationalised banks, LIC office, industries, Technology Park and the certificate courses have added strength to the curricula in vogue. The two-degree courses are in annual mode.

Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Students to the B.A. and B.Com degree courses are admitted based on their previous academic record. The college adheres to Shivaji University and Government of Maharashtra norms and minimum requirement of marks for admission. 30-35% of the students come from the rural area, 60-70% students are admitted from the reserved category and 25-30% students are from the slum. The admission committee of the college carries out the admission process. After admitting the students, the college exposes them to curricular and extracurricular activities. The curricular components include classroom lectures supplemented by seminars, group discussion, field visits and educational tours. Further, English, Marathi, Hindi and Commerce associations of the college organise lectures from eminent personalities for the benefit of the learners. Since a great majority of students are from the rural areas, the learners are provided an opportunity to improve their spoken English through the certificate course in Communication English programme. The teachers also motivate the students to learn and improve their English. Formal bridge and remedial courses are not available. However, tests, tutorials, seminars and group discussions are held regularly. The overall performance of the students is monitored through home assignments, periodical tests and prelim examination. Advanced learners are identified and provided guidance. Special library facility is also made available to them. Provision to improve the learning skills of slow learners is not forthcoming. One teacher from the Commerce subject has been providing free tuition in Accountancy subject and the students have been performing well in annual examinations. Lecture method through 'chalk and talk' is most common. Besides, some teachers also use charts and tables to supplement the classroom lectures. The teachers update their knowledge through participation in refresher courses and availing library resources.

Academic calendar for teaching and learning is prepared by the teachers in-charge of the subjects. Sectional Head monitors the teaching plan throughout the year and Principal reviews the same from time to time. The syllabus is unitised. At the end of each term, teachers submit a declaration that he/she has taught the complete syllabus allotted.

The college strictly follows the University and Government of Maharashtra regulations for the recruitment of teachers. The college has provision to appoint temporary teachers on the need basis within the framework of rules. Currently the ratio of permanent teachers to temporary teachers is 4:1 while the ratio of permanent teachers to non-teaching staff is 8:3. During 2002-2003, the college has had 229 working days and 209 teaching days. The student strength of the college is 551 and the unit cost of education is Rs. 6285 including salary component.

Self-appraisal process of Maharashtra Government has been implemented in the college to evaluate the teachers. This evaluation is used for self-improvement and career advancement of the teacher. In addition, college claims to evaluate the teacher performance through:

Review of results and teacher's performance by the management after the announcement of results

Assessment of lectures of newly appointed teachers by the Sectional Head and Principal

Written feed back from the students

Other than these procedures, there is no formal method of evaluation of teachers by the wards.

Due to affiliating regulations of Shivaji University, innovative evaluation procedures are not possible. The college conducts tests, prelim examinations and terminal examinations. The college provides prior notice of conduct of prelim and terminal examinations. During 2002-2003, the success rate of UG students in B.A. is 80.19% while that in B.Com is 90.12%. In Accountancy subject, some students have secured over 90% marks.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college is basically an under-graduate college and the thrust is more for teaching than research. Since the college is yet to be recognised under UGC 2 (f) and 12 (b) it is unable to procure grants for research activities. Of the 16 permanent teachers, 3 have Ph.D, 6 have M.Phil and 4 have completed NET/SET examinations. One teacher has submitted the Ph.D thesis. In the absence of research, the college does not provide consultancy services and has not established linkages with Institutes and Industries. So far, 14 teachers have participated in seminars/conferences and some of them have published popular articles in Newspapers and one teacher of Hindi has published a book. None of the teachers have availed the UGC-FIP scheme.

To promote the extension activities among the students, the college has NSS unit and constituted several associations. These associations have helped students to participate in essay, elocution, debate, rangoli, dance competitions and poetry recitation. One teacher has been given the additional charge of NSS unit and another teacher assists the person-in-charge. The extension activities of the NSS unit include community development, social work, health and hygiene awareness, medical camp, adult education literacy, blood donation camp, AIDS awareness, environment awareness, human rights, women's right and consumer rights awareness. NSS volunteers carry out the extension activities with the assistance of NGO's and GO's.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure & Learning Resources
Since the College doesn't have a building of its own, it is sharing one wing of the building where the High School and Junior Colleges are located. Due to this sharing, the classes in the two degree courses are held from 07.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. while the office works in two shifts from 07.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 04.00 to 06.00 p.m respectively. In all there are 21 rooms. This accommodation comprises of Principal Office, Office rooms, Lecture halls, Library, Exam hall, Sports and Gymkhana room, common teachers room. One large classroom is used as multipurpose hall for cultural and other activities where a television is also available. The management contributes to the maintenance of the building and other infrastructure.

There are 5 computers (Pentium II) in the computer center of College having Internet, multimedia facility and a printer. The facilities of playground and gymkhana are very much limited. The Library has 6169 books and subscribes to 20 journals/ magazines and 11 newspapers. Book bank facility is available and during 2002-2003, 8 students were benefited through this facility. The Library has also reading room facility. It is kept open from 7.30 am to 5.30 pm on all working days. Activities of library are yet to be computerised and needs linkages with other Libraries.

The college infrastructure facilities are also made available for offering primary education to child labourers and Balwadi Teacher Training Programme, Tailoring, Beauty Parlor Course and MS-CIT to college students as well as to others. The College does not have Xerox facility.

A separate sports room is available with basic sports materials. Though the facilities are limited for sports and games, the college is specially encouraging girls in Kabbadi, Badminton and volleyball. The participants are provided the tracksuits. Students have participated in Inter-collegiate sports and one has excelled in karate.

Adjacent to the Library, a Health Clinic is located, where a local medical practitioner is made available for students once a week from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon.

A small canteen is located in the premises of the College and is run by the private contractor. Recently the College has set up a co-operative store for the benefit of the students, which is managed by the students. The College has not established any hostel facility for the benefit of the students.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The College publishes prospectus giving all the details required for the students at the time of admission. Financial aid is provided to needy students under the provision of Maharashtra Government for SC, ST, OBC and other recognised groups. Over 40% of the students are receiving the scholarships/free-ships from the College. There are also scholarships for the children of the Rayat employees. The examination fee of some of the poor and needy students is met by personal contributions from the teachers. This appears to be annual phenomenon of the College. Nearly 8 to 10 students are benefited by this contribution.

Parent teacher scheme has been established in the College. Through this scheme 35 students are allotted to each teacher and this parent teacher monitors the overall development of the 40 students by counseling in personal and academic matters. The College has implemented 'Earn and Learn' Scheme of Maharashtra State Government and through this 8 students are able to earn while learning in the College. Besides, the teachers have been playing a role in procuring part-time jobs outside the college to a good number of students. This has enabled them to earn and support their payment of college tuition and examination fees. In addition, some of the students have been supporting their families with these earnings. An Alumni Association has been started very recently but is yet to be formalised.

The College is also providing Health and Sex Education to the students. Local well-known medical practitioners are invited to provide lectures on Health and Sex Education to the students. The College has also established Anti Sexual Harassment Committee recently. The District Judge and Chief Judicial Magistrate of Solapur have been invited to provide awareness about this programme to the students. The College claims that so far no cases have been registered. The College also promotes wall magazines in the various subjects of the curricula. The College has a Competitive Examination Coaching Centre. The coaching is provided two days in a week and Rs.300/- is collected as fee.

Every year, in collaboration with Kasrurbai Gandhi Khadi Gramodyog, Pune and Municipal Corporation, Solapur 12 days workshop on cookery is organised. During this workshop, the students are trained to prepare various masala powders and food items. After completion of the workshop many students are able to regularly market their product prepared at home. Through this, the students are earning money and support their study and also help the family.

Criterion VI: Organisation & Management
The College is governed by the Trust in accordance with the rules and regulations of the State Government. There is also a Local Management Committee, which looks after the day to day management of the College. Policy decisions are taken by the LMC. Principal through Head Clerk and teacher in-charge of the subject monitors the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. The Principal with the help of various committees monitors the administrative work of the College. The College also deputes non-teaching staff for attending professional development programme organised by other organisations. The college provides several welfare programmes to the staff.

These include: Kutumb Kalyan Yojna Sevak Welfare Fund

Formal Grievance Redressal Cell for the benefit of the teaching and non-teaching staff is yet to be established. For the present, the Teachers and the non-teaching staff with the permission of the Principal may approach the President of the management to solve their grievances and problems.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
Towards all-round development of the students, college has the following healthy practices.

Self-employment opportunities are provided through cookery, tailoring and beauty parlor certificate courses.

Encouragement by the Commerce teachers to its students to prepare different kinds of spices and market them in the neighbouring areas so that the poor students could partially meet the educational expenses.

Encouragement to students to participate in cultural and extra curricular activities have promoted the personality development in them to show case their specific talents.

Counseling of students in health and sex education.

Establishment of congenial atmosphere among faculty members and non-teaching staff.

Maintenance of discipline and healthy atmosphere in the college campus.

Inculcation of Civic responsibilities amongst the students.

Providing free primary education to children of educationally deprived labour class.

The College established in 1989 having 121 students on roll has a creditable figure of more than 500 women students which indeed is worth appreciation as it has promoted the spread of higher education amongst them. The curriculum in the faculty of Arts and in the faculty of Commerce prescribed by the university is followed in letter and spirit with the result that the teachers do not take the initiative in making recommendations to their respective Board of Studies through the College Principal.

The College is carrying on with the teaching and learning programme satisfactorily even when the infrastructure facilities for the Library, the Computer Centre and other services are not in consonance with the requirements. The teaching methodology continues to be primarily based on lecture method however, there is a strong realisation amongst the teachers to shift from lecture method to modern methodology of teaching and also keenness to learn and to handle teaching instruments. The record of evaluation is maintained properly. The house tests are conducted twice a year.

Presently, the College being an undergraduate one is sensitised neither to research nor to consultancy services. However, they are actively involved in extending extension services to the society through their NSS programmes.

The performance of the College in sports and cultural activities is quite satisfactory even when they do not have the required kind of infrastructure and expertise.

It is hoped that the Managing Committee of the College shall soon be able to buy land for the College and start the construction work as told by them during interaction. It will enable the College to function effectively with a better academic climate. On the whole, it can be safely said that the College is trying to function effectively in spite of some constraints.

The Peer Team makes the following suggestions for the consideration of the College authorities with a view to implementation in order to provide better qualitative education.

The college must establish its own independent building.

The College must make efforts to obtain recognition of 2b and 12F of UGC.

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 books received under the book bank scheme.

College may provide facilities to make all students, staff members and non-teaching as computer literate.

Establishment of a commerce laboratory would pave way for better understanding of the subject and improve the learning skill in wards.

The college may think of introducing gender-based courses like Home science, Fine arts, Performing arts and few Post Graduate courses to the benefit and employment opportunities of the girls.

Hostel facilities need to be established for the benefit of the students coming from rural areas.

College may establish a cell to tap the innovative artistic skills of the students and enable them to market their products.

It is better to establish a Grievance Redressal Cell wherein the LMC, teachers, non-teaching staff and students will have representations.

Formalisation of the alumni association will be a boon to contemplate plans for its development in the long run.

College may plan for improving 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.

College may establish N.C.C. unit for the benefit of girls.

In order to nurture the sports talent of students, the College should provide adequate sports ground and Gymkhana.

Teachers must be encouraged to avail UGC-FIP scheme to further their education.

Teachers may be encouraged to utilise multi-media and other facilities to improve upon their teaching pedagogy.

College may plan collaboration with sister institutes.

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, management, parents of the students and alumni for their unstinted support and assistance during the visit of NAAC Peer Team.

Prof. H.S. Soch

Prof. S. Ravichandra Reddy

Dr. Subba Rao

(Dr. Mrs. C.V. Ghorpade)

Date: 20.02.2004

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