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Dhote Bandhu Science College, Gondia, Maharashtra
Dhote Bandhu Science College, Gondia, Maharashtra
Maharashtra, IndiaPin Code : 441614
Dhote Bandhu Science College, Gondia Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Dhote Bandhu Science College, Gondia Maharashtra is also known as DB Science College.
Dhote Bandhu Science College, Gondia Maharashtra is managed by Society: Gondia Education Society. Dhote Bandhu Science College, Gondia Maharashtra was established on / in 1963.
Dhote Bandhu Science College, Gondia Maharashtra is situated in Gondia of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Dhote Bandhu Science College, Gondia Maharashtra is +91-7182-252467.
Website of Dhote Bandhu Science College, Gondia Maharashtra is http://dbscience.org/.
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CoursesBachelor in Biology Bachelor in Bio-technology Bachelor in Computer science Bachelor in Electronics Bachelor in maths. M.sc in Physics, Chemistry, Computer science, Botany, Chemistry, physics, botany
Dhote Bandhu Science College, Gondia Maharashtra runs course(s) in Science stream(s).
Profile of Dhote Bandhu Science CollegeDhote Bandhu Science College has the privilege of identifying itself as an exclusive Science College in the whole of Gondia District. The mother institution of society, N.M.D Arts and Commerce College ventured to start a Science faculty in its own fold in 1963 . The popularity of the faculty inspired the management of the Society to go ahead with the plan of setting up an independent Science College in Gondia. The founder president of the GES Late Manoharbhai patel along with his companion late kashiramji Dhote with their best endeavor to set up Dhote Bandhu Science College in 1969. Since then the college is marching on the path of progress and prosperity.
Media coverage of Dhote Bandhu Science College, Gondia Maharashtra, Maharashtra
NAAC report of Dhote Bandhu Science CollegeIntroduction
Gondia Education Society was established in 1958 catering to the needs of the community of the then united Bhandara district and now Gondia and Bhandara districts of the state of Maharashtra. The society runs 12 high schools and 15 degree colleges including an engineering and technology college, in the two districts, commonly known as Vidarbha.
Dhote Bhandhu Science College (DBSC) emerged as a faculty of science in NMD College, Gondia in 1963. In 1969, DBSC was established as independent institution having an exclusive building for itself. The College has its huge campus with an adequate play field and a botanical garden.
DBSC is affiliated to the University of Nagpur and received its recognition by the UGC in June, 1975 under the section 2f of the UGC act. The section 12B does not apply to the College.
The College runs on the grant-in-aid financial pattern, and occupies a campus of 3 acres in the urban locality of Gondia.
Being an exclusively single faculty (science) college, it runs one UG, five PG and one PG Diploma programmes.
The single Faculty of Science comprise eleven departments. They are
1. Chemistry, 2. Physics, 3. Mathematics, 4. Electronics, 5. Computer Science,
6. Computer Maintenance, 7. Botany, 8. Microbiology, 9. Zoology, 10. Languages, 11. Physical Education.
There is one department handling PGDCCA programme.
Permanent teaching faculty consists of 21 members. Two of the members are female and 19 male. One of the male members holds Ph.D as the highest qualification and 3 other male members hold M.Phil. as the highest qualification. The rest of 17 members, including two females, hold PG as the highest qualification. There are 37 members of the teaching staff who are contributory temporary faculty , all holding PG as the highest qualification, 16 of them female and 21 male.
Technical staff consists of 39 members, all male. The administrative staff comprise 36 members of which 2 are female and 34 male.
The College has 565 students on its UG roll, of which 269 are female and 296 are male. 22 students hail from other states of which 7 are female and 15 male. 543 students belong to the same state where the College is located. 262 of these are female and 281 are male. The enrolment at the PG stands at 87 of which 48 are female and 39 are male. 73 of the total hail from the same state where the College is located, of which 43 are female and 30 male, and 14 students, of which 5 are female and 9 male, come from the other states.
PGDCCA course is run on the self financing basis and the enrolment for this course stands at 264, of which 124 are female and 140 male. 245 students, of which 115 are female and 129 male, hail from the same state where the College is located and 19, of which 8 are female and 11 male, belong to other states.
The unit cost of education in DBSC Rs. 23536 for the UG in the subjects other than Computer Science. For the Computer Science the unit cost is Rs. 12204 and that for the other PG Rs. 13660.
The College follows annual system for the temporal plan of the academic work.
The College has a central library, a computer centre, a health centre, a hostel for girls, a guest house, a vehicle parking shed and housing facilities. The College has a grievance redressal cell and welfare schemes.
DBSC has linkages with several National level institutions in Gondia and Nagpur,
The management runs 15 degree colleges, including one engineering and one pharmacy college, 12 schools and 14 junior colleges in the three districts.
The College has raised Rs. 36 lakhs through donations and self financing courses, in the last year.
The Principal of DBSC has now prepared a self study report and sent it to the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) , Bangalore, offering itself for the accreditation. The NAAC appointed a Peer Team to visit the College and assess the same. The Peer Team consisted of the following members :
Dr. K.D. Vasava, Chairman
Former Vice Chancellor,
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University,
Sarvodaya Society, Amod - 392 110,
Dist. Bharuch, Gujarat
Dr. Aroon Krishnarao Heblekar, Member
Ex Principal, PES College of Arts & Science,
M/2 Housing Board Colony,
Opp. New Kadamba Bus Stand,
Ponda, Goa 403 401
Dr. H.M. Rajashekara, Member
Professor & Director,
UGC Academic Staff College,
University of Mysore,
Mysore - 570 006 Karnataka
Dr. M. S. Shyamasundar, Coordinator
Deputy Advisor, NAAC
The team visited the College on 27 and 28 January, 2004. They visited all the departments and the facilities, held meetings with the Principal, Management members, Teaching and Non-teaching staff, students, their parents, and the alumni.
The following is their analysis and recommendations.
Criterion wise analysis
Criterion I Curricular aspects
The College has the Junior College courses also run in the same premises.
The degree College offers seven combinations of subjects to the students to choose from at the UG level. The various combinations are
Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics,
Physics / Mathematics / Computer Science,
Physics / Mathematics / Computer Maintenance,
Physics / Mathematics / Electronics,
Chemistry / Microbiology/ Zoology,
Chemistry / Microbiology / Botany,
Chemistry / Botany / Zoology.
The subject of Computer Maintenance in the combination no. (iii) is a UGC sponsored Vocational subject.
There are five PG programmes in the subjects of Computer Science, Microbiology, Chemistry, Botany, Physics.
At the UG level Microbiology, Computer Science and Computer Maintenance offer career oriented courses. At the PG level all the five options give career openings to the students who take them up.
The flexibility in the options is restricted by the University system and in the number of combinations offered to choose from.
The College states the following as their goals and mission. :
1. Dissemination of existing knowledge
2. To inspire the students for the research work.
3. All round development through co-curricular and extension activities
4. To promote the students for the generation of self employment
5. To inform the students about the career openings & to motivate the students into professionalism.
The Courses offered are expected to generate interest about the research, career openings and opportunities for self employment.
The College seeks the feedback from the peers in the University and employers about the courses and these inputs are used to improve the structure through Boards of Studies.
The College takes 8 months to start a new course.
The College has established links with the agro based industries in the area. The College has developed nine innovative programmes which include pharmaceuticals, bio-fertilizers, environmental education, electronics, computer operations, office and library automation and mushroom and oyster cultivation.
Two inter disciplinary projects have been taken up by the College.
Criterion II Teaching-learning and evaluation
The students of DBSC are admitted to their courses/ programmes through interviews and the academic records. After admissions the knowledge gained by the students and the skills developed by them are assessed through unit tests, seminars, group discussions, viva voce, home assignments, innovative projects and general tests.
Students securing less than 50 % marks in the unit test are given remedial coaching. Advanced learners are given additional library facility, additional coaching, seminars and group discussions, and innovative projects as incentives.
Teachers prepare a teaching plan and the syllabus is divided into two parts to be covered in two terms of the academic year. The teaching methods are supplemented by the innovative learner centred methods like audio visual aids, posters, charts, working models.
The College follows 240 working days of which the teaching days are 180. A teacher engages 20 periods per week. The ratio of full time teachers to contributory teachers for the last two years is 21:24 and 21:37 respectively. The ratio of Teaching staff to non-teaching staff for the last two years is 21 : 49 and 21 : 52 respt. 55 % of the classes are engaged by the full time faculty.
The evaluation methods are communicated through the notification sent to every guardian in the beginning of the academic year. The performance of the students is monitored through interviews.
The teachers are recruited as per the UGC norms. The College has the freedom and the resources to appoint staff, provided that they have UGC qualifications, on contributory basis.
15 teachers have participated in the National level seminars/ conferences, and 4 have participated in the international seminars/conferences. The teachers' performance is evaluated by the self appraisal method.
The College has organized in all four National/State level seminar/conference/workshops.
Two members of the faculty have obtained Ph.D. during the last two years.
The College has linkages with four institutions in the state. Various departments have undertaken visits to different institutions in the state. UGC has selected the College for the internet connectivity grant. The College has conducted exhibitions for the students and has been running a vocational course granted by the UGC for the last five years.
Criterion III Research, Consultancy and Extension
The College promotes research in several ways.
The PG students engaged in project work are provided with library, laboratory facilities, materials required, computer, internet , stationary etc.
Teachers after due selection are given study leave under the faculty improvement programme, seed money available as per the UGC norms, adjustments in their teaching schedule etc.
All UGC norms are followed as applicable under Faculty Improvement Programme. Two of the staff have availed of this facility. 3 Full time and 4 part time research scholars have submitted their theses to the University.
The College provides for the financial support to the research students. There are 2 on-going research projects with a total lay out of Rs. 75,000/- , one in Microbiology and the other in Mathematics.
A designated person, holding it as an additional charge, looks after the extension activities of the College. The extension activities undertaken by the College include community development, social work, health and hygiene awareness, medical camp, adult education and literacy, blood donation camp, AIDS awareness, environmental awareness, work experience project under adult and continuing education and extension services, NSS.
The College has collaborative extension activities under taken with GO and NGO's. DBSC has adopted 5 villages for their NSS activities.
Career guidance and counseling are organized in collaboration with NGO's.
Criterion IV Infrastructure and learning resources.
The College has specific plans to meet the growing needs of the institutions by improving and expanding the present infrastructure.
A committee of teaching staff looks after the maintenance of the premises. Maintenance of computers is done through an AMC. The College premises are used mostly for the institutional regular and extra teaching activities. The College extends the facilities available, including laboratories, to other agencies.
The College has promoted various movements/campaigns like polythene free campus etc, to maintain the campus clean and pollution free.
A library committee looks after the functioning of the library. The College library has an inter-connectivity with other libraries and has a book bank facility. Lending of books, stock verification, purchase of books, accession , cataloguing and book bank are the activities which are computerized.
The College has added 281 text books at the cost of Rs. 37,096/- and 147 text books at the cost of Rs 32,267/- in the last two years. These figures for the other books are 338 at Rs. 83,731/- and 193 at Rs. 75,998/- for the last two years. For the journals and periodicals these figures are 39 at Rs. 10,408/- and 15 at Rs. 4540/- for the last two years.
The library has reprography, computer, audio-video cassettes and internet facilities.
The library working hours are between 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. on all week days.
Total no. of books in the library are 33,327.
Every department in the College has a computer and these are made available from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. daily on all working days. On holidays the accessibility is between 12.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m.
The College has developed software for various studies and tasks including Controlling Robot Movement through Parallel Port of PC.
The College maintains a regular health centre with one doctor visiting along with one attendant.
The College has sports facilities and it gives extra library facilities and all other incentives permitted by the University to the sports persons. Two students have participated in sports at state level and one at the National level.
There is a Girls Hostel at about 1 km from the college. The College also has loan facilities, grievance redressal cell and welfare schemes for teachers and students.
Criterion V Student support and progression
The percentage of the students out of the total admitted, appearing for the examination after completing the stipulated period of study is 80. The Drop out rate is 20 %. Progression to higher studies is 20 % to PG and 5 % to research. The progression to employment is 30 %.
Among the alumni of the College, there have been a Mayor, Collector, Judges, Forest Officers, Police Officers and Industrialists/Businessmen. In last five years, 9 members of the alumni have passed the competitive examinations.
The College publishes its prospectus annually, which contains information regarding admission procedure, courses of study, fees structure, examinations, scholarships etc. The College provides for all the scholarships available under Govt schemes and also some privately sponsored scholarships. Nearly 50 % of the students get one or the other scholarship.
The College has an employment cell and a placement officer. All teachers participate in the student counseling activity. Last year, 80 UG and 12 PG students have secured employment through the placement cell. The cell motivates the students to get self employed also, and 25 students in the year 2001-02 and 20 in the year 2002-03 have been self employed.
The College has an alumni association which meets regularly and participates in giving various suggestions to the College and help the College in their activities.
The College uses various media including the website for making the policies and procedures of admissions known to the prospective students. The College provides facilities for indoor and outdoor games, nature clubs, debate clubs, cultural programmes, audio-video facilities, dance music competitions, essay writing, quizzes, etc.
Criterion VI Organization and Management
The College has an efficient internal monitoring and coordination mechanism. A teachers' committee monitors the various academic activities from admissions to attendance, teaching schedule and examinations.
An external agency was involved to study the working of the institution and has suggested various steps to be taken for the improvement in the management and running of the institution. The committee has also given suggestions for improvement of the facilities.
An effective inbuilt mechanism exists in the College to check the efficiency of non-teaching staff. A committee monitors the performance of the non-teaching staff including the audit.
There is a special committee for the preparation of the calendar. The College has developed soft ware for the automation of the office and library, and the non-teaching staff is being trained for the application of the same.
The College fees per annum range from Rs. 1874/- at UG to Rs. Rs. 15,000/- at PG exclusive of Hostel fees. The hostel fees are Rs 6000/- per annum for both UG and PG students. The mess charges are Rs. 600/- p.m.
The College has several welfare schemes for students mainly in the form of fees concessions and scholarships.
The College has a hostel for teachers, and there is a credit cooperative society. Loans are available to the members through the society.
There is a grievance redressal cell.
A Local Managing Committee is formed as per the University Act.
Criterion VII Other Healthy Practices
The College has an effective internal quality check through a teachers' committee.
The College had appointed an external agency, who have given several suggestions, which are based on the modern managerial concepts.
The College has institutional linkages in the state.
The College has introduced and made the uniform compulsory for the College students, bringing in a camaraderie among the students.
Value education and civic responsibilities are inculcated through observance of birth and other anniversaries of great leaders and thinkers, and social events like tree plantation, sex education through AIDS awareness programmes etc.
Some members of the Teaching Staff are active in research.
Conclusions and Recommendations
DBSC has come a long way in the service to the community of Gondia, by trying to provide quality education in the Science stream at both UG and PG level. The commendable exercise of inviting an external agency for performing an academic audit is an exemplary practice which may be continued.
A few more suggestions are given for improving the functioning of the institution as listed below :
1. The research activity in the institution may be strengthened further.
2. A computer centre will help every student in the institution
3. A few more vocational courses may be started .
Life sciences could be further stressed. with a view of creating a centre of excellence, by starting a course in biotechnology.
Dr.K.D. Vasava , Chairman
Former Vice Chancellor,
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University,
7, Sarvodaya Society,
Amod - 392 110
District Bharuch, Gujarat.
Dr. Aroon K. Heblekar, Member
PES College of Arts & Science,
M/2, Housing Board Colony,
Opp. New Kadamba Bus Stand,
Ponda, Goa 403 401.
Dr. H.M. Rajashekara, Member
Professor & Director,
UGC Academic Staff Colege,
University of Mysore,
Mysore, 570 006 Karnataka
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