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Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Sadguru Gadge Maharaj College, Karad, Maharashtra


Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Sadguru Gadge Maharaj College, Karad, Maharashtra
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Karad (District Satara)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 415124

Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Sadguru Gadge Maharaj College, Karad Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Aided. Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Sadguru Gadge Maharaj College, Karad Maharashtra is managed by Society: Rayat Shikshan Sanstha Karmveer Samadhi Parisar, Powai Naka, SATARA-415001. Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Sadguru Gadge Maharaj College, Karad Maharashtra was established on / in 1954.

Principal of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Sadguru Gadge Maharaj College, Karad Maharashtra is Dr.Rajmane M.M (Mobile 9423271523).

Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Sadguru Gadge Maharaj College is situated in Karad of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Karad comes under Karad Tehsil, Satara District.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Sadguru Gadge Maharaj College, Karad Maharashtra are +91-92264-20004, 9423268111.

email ID(s) is Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Sadguru Gadge Maharaj College Karad Maharashtra

Website of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Sadguru Gadge Maharaj College, Karad Maharashtra is http://www.sgmcollege.org/.

Contact Details of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Sadguru Gadge Maharaj College, Karad Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-2164-271346, 273925

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Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Sadguru Gadge Maharaj College, Karad Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
* B.A.(Bachelor Of Arts)
* B.C.S.(Bachelor Of Computer Science)
* B.Com.(Bachelor Of Commerce)
* B.Sc.(Bachelor Of Science)
* B.Tech.(Bio-technology)
* M.A.(Master Of Arts)
* M.Com.(Master Of Commerce)
Self Financing Courses :-
* Computer Account
* Computer Assembling
* Maintainance of home appliances and Electronics kits
* Memory Improvement and Personality Development
* Sales Tax and Income Tax consulting
* Soil and water Analysis
* Spoken English
* Woman Health and Hygiene

Approval details: Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Sadguru Gadge Maharaj College is affiliated with Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Profile of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Sadguru Gadge Maharaj College

The college is the first of its kind in India which was established at a Tehsil place way back in June 1954. The college was started with only 54 Students in a single Arts Faculty. It flourished over the years to become a multifaculty institution with 22 UG., 7 PG. Departments, a large number of support services and interdisciplinary activities at present. Besides this, the college runs Virtual Learning Centre of Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nasik, M.Phil. in Marathi, B.C.S and various other computer courses.

Media coverage of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Sadguru Gadge Maharaj College, Karad Maharashtra, Maharashtra

NAAC report of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Sadguru Gadge Maharaj College

Section 1 - Preface
The Rayat Shikshan Sanstha established the Sadguru Gadage Maharaj College of Arts, Science and Commerce outside Karad in Satara District, Maharashtra in July 1954. The College was initially affiliated to University of Poona, Pune from 1954 to 1962 and then to the Shivaji University from 1962. It has received the UGC recognition under 2f in 1958 and 12B in 1972. It is a grant-in-aid college, which has 70 permanent and 5 part-time teachers, and 61 non-teaching staff. It has over 2580 students, pre-dominantly from rural area on its rolls. The College campus is spread over an area of over 16 acres. The estimated unit cost of education is Rs. 10,676.

The College offers undergraduate courses in Arts, Science and Commerce streams. The Science stream includes Chemistry, Physics, Botany and Plant Protection, Zoology, Microbiology, Electronics, Mathematics and Statistics. The Arts stream includes the courses in Marathi, English, Hindi, Education and Sanskrit, Economics, History, Geography, Philosophy and Psychology, and Political Science. It also offers a three year degree course of B.Com.

Besides this College, the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha also runs several other educational institutions which include forty Degree Colleges, Law College and many schools.

The Sadguru Gadage Maharaj College volunteered to be assessed by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted a Self-Study Report on 28th March, 2003 to NAAC. The NAAC constituted a Peer Team to visit the College to validate the Self- Study Report.

The Peer Team consisted of Prof. K C Upadhyaya, Vice-Chancellor, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara as Chairman, Dr. Jyoti D. Naik, Associate Professor of Economics, Saurashtra University, Rajkot (Gujarat) as Member and Dr. Nisha Tiwari, Principal, Government M.K.B. Arts and Commerce College, Jabalpur (M.P.) as Member-Coordinator. The Peer Team analyzed the Self-Study Report and visited the College on July 28 and 29, 2004 for an on-site validation. The team visited all the Departments, library and other support facilities. It had separate meetings and discussions with the Principal, Members of the Management Committee, Faculty Members, Students, Alumni and parents. It perused all the documents and records made available to the team. Based on the above exercise, inputs provided during the visit and interaction with various groups, the Peer Team assessed the College keeping in mind the seven criteria specified by NAAC, the following report is presented. The commendable features of the Institution as well as the issues of concern are also furnished.

Section 2 - Criterion Wise Analysis
Criterion I - Curricular Aspects
The goals and objectives of the College were to impart quality education to rural and semi-rural students and it started with a lofty motto of 'Earn while you Learn'.

The College offers regular three-year degree programmes in Arts, Science and Commerce with different subject combinations. Marathi, English, Hindi, Education and Sanskrit, Geography, History, Political Science, Economics, Philosophy and Psychology are offered in the Arts faculty. Physics, Chemistry, Microbiology, Botany and Plant Protection, Zoology, Electronics, Mathematics and Statistics are offered in the Science Faculty and the Commerce faculty offers a B.Com. course. The Masters degree programmes are offered in Marathi, English, Hindi, History and Political Science disciplines. The Department of Marathi also offers an M.Phil. programme. The College also offers Bachelor in Computer Science (B.C.S.) for last 2 years on a self financing basis.

As the College is an affiliated one, it follows the syllabi framed by the Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Some of the teachers of the College are also members of the Board of Studies and some Academic Committees of the University and have formulated the syllabi in various subjects. One of the faculty members is also a Chairman of the Board of Studies. Majority of the courses are conventional but B.C.S. is a job-oriented course.

Criterion II - Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The College endeavours to admit all the students who pass the 12th class and apply for admission. It caters to the needs of predominantly rural students and encourages them to apply for admission to this College. For Post Graduate courses, the admission is based on merit. For the regular and systematic teaching, the College follows the University calendar as per the number of teaching days and vacation. Most of the teaching is through conventional class room lecture method but in Science and in Arts subjects, the lectures/practicals are also supplemented by models, charts and OHP. The College ensures the overall performance of students by regular tests, projects and Annual University Examinations. In some of the disciplines, the students have obtained University ranks including a first rank in Chemistry.

The College has 70 permanent and 5 part-time teachers. Twelve teachers have Ph.D. and 29 M.Phil. as their highest qualification. A couple of them have also qualified in SET. The teachers prepare annual teaching plan at the beginning of the academic year and follow the plan in order to complete the syllabus. Some teachers arrange group discussions for final degree students and for those who appear for competitive examinations. Self appraisal report and feedback from students help the teachers to improve themselves.

The recruitment of teachers is made by the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha as per the Government and UGC norms.

Criterion III - Research, Consultancy and Extension
Out of 70 permanent teachers, 12 possess Ph.D. and 29 have M. Phil. degrees. One teacher in English is qualified in SET. The College encourages teachers to acquire research degree when in service. One of the teachers in the department of Physics had/has two minor research projects funded by UGC. The same teacher in Physics has published research papers in Journals of national and international repute. Teachers in Mathematics, English and History have written books. Some of the teachers in the department of Marathi, Hindi and Sanskrit have publications to their credit. Department of Geography is involved in cartographic work. Some of the departments have also organized Seminars and Workshops. The College being located in a pre-dominantly rural setting apparently has no scope for consultancy. The Department of Electronics had improvised a bicycle for generating and storing electricity.

The extension activity of the College is undertaken by the NCC cadets and NSS volunteers. The NCC has both boys and girls units and some of the cadets have represented the College in the Republic Day Parade. Two of the girl cadets have obtained medals in Firing and Debate in the Republic Day parade in Delhi.

The extension activities are conducted under the supervision of faculty members who act as Programme-Coordinators. Extension/outreach activities in the areas of community development, social work, health and hygiene, environment awareness programme, blood donation camps are regularly conducted by the College. The NCC unit of the College has taken up tree plantation and blood donation programmes.
The College has also adopted a couple of villages for extension activities. It has also initiated agricultural extension activities advising farmers on various issues pertaining to agriculture including soil testing. The College has also initiated the so-called 'Farmers Library' for this purpose.

The College runs several short term training courses both vocational and non-vocational in nature. The teachers have regularly been participating in Refresher/Orientation courses. Several teachers have also participated in seminars, symposia and workshops. The College has also organized a rally depicting 53 Floats relating to various social and societal issues. The students and staff have stage several street plays for social awareness.

Criterion IV - Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College has a large and spacious campus. It has good classrooms, an auditorium, a large gymkhana and a sports complex for variety of indoor games, an excellent gym and spacious playgrounds. The College has a boys' and a girls' hostel catering to needs of both senior and junior college students on a limited scale. Besides, it has a canteen, a PCO and a Photostat facility. The College also has residence for the Principal, 8 quarters for teachers and some for non-teachers.

The same class-rooms, laboratory and library are utilized for both senior and junior colleges. The senior college works in the morning shift. The College has a central library housing over 70,000 (probably over 50,000 unique titles). The College library works from 8 am to 6 pm. It has a small reading room for both senior and junior college students. The departments of Chemistry, Physics, Electronics, Statistics, Microbiology, Zoology, Botany, Mathematics and English have one computer each.

Overall the College has excellent facility for sports. Special courts for sports like Kabbadi, Kho-Kho, Volley Ball, Basket Ball and Cricket etc. are also available. It also has a ladies' common room and adequate parking space for students and staff. A small botanical garden has been developed for medicinal, ornamental and horticulture plants. The garden also contains a small polyhouse. The College also offers infrastructure facilities to some NGOs such as M.N. Roy Institute of Non-Formal Education and a centre for Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU), Nashik. The College has also initiated steps for water recycling and vermi-composting. A laboratory housing 25 computers caters to the need of self financing B.C.S. programme. A couple of internet connections (one in the library and one in the B.C.S. computer lab) are also provided. The College has separate rooms for NCC (boys and girls units) and for NSS.

Criterion V - Students' Support and Progression
The College has initiated the publication of an annual magazine. It also publishes a prospectus in the form of a brochure which is distributed to candidates seeking admission. The College offers excellent sports facilities for students. It has produced several outstanding sports-persons in the past. They include state level players and the recipients of Shiv Chhatrapati awards and gold medals for power weight-lifting in international events. The women's cricket team has won the state level tournament. The College encourages the sport persons by providing financial incentives. The students are also encouraged to participate in extra-curricular and cultural activities. One of the students of the College has won a state level first prize in mimicry. One of the girl athletes has won four gold medals in power weight-lifting in the Asian Games.

A registered Alumni Association has recently been formed with an objective of lending support for the total development of the College. Some of the Alumni of the College are well placed in various walks of life. Some of the students passing out of the College have pursued studies in other institutions of higher learning. The students of the College participate in sports events and in indoor and outdoor games. The College regularly conducts the cultural programmes and encourages the students to exhibit their talents.

The results of the students are reasonable except in the first year of B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com. courses. The drop out rate in all the disciplines is low.

Criterion VI - Organization and Management
The College is being run by the experienced Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara and the local management. The local management committee meets twice a year. Internal committees such as Examination Committee, Attendance Committee, Time Table Committee etc. are headed by senior staff members. The General Body, Local Management, Co-ordination and Accounts Committees meet periodically and make plans for smooth administration.

The College has a deficit budget. The Accounts are audited internally by Rayat Shikshan Sanstha. The teaching staff is encouraged by the management to improve their qualification and participate in Refresher/Orientation courses, seminars, symposia and workshops.

The UGC has sanctioned a sum of Rs. 11,09,760 for books and journals, equipment, remedial courses, PTAC, extension activity and building etc. during the Tenth Plan Period. As a first installment, the College has received an amount of Rs. 1,10,976. The College has also received Rs. 7 lakhs from UGC under the category of 'Revival of Old Reputed Colleges'. Besides, the College has been receiving donations from its alumni and other well-wishers.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
A commendable feature of the College has been a scheme 'Earn while you Learn'.

The Principal arranges periodical meetings of parents to discuss the academic performance and attendance matters of the wards.

The alumni of excellent sportsmen and their continuous encouragement coupled with efficient coaching enable the College to groom State/national level players in various events such as Taikwando, power-lifting, kabaddi, kho-kho, athletics, cricket and yoga etc.

The recruitment of teachers is based on the rules framed by the Sanstha/UGC/University/Government.

Water coolers including an enclosure donated by one of the alumni of the College ensure uninterrupted supply of potable water to students.

The regular participation of the faculty members of some Departments though in a limited number in national/State level conferences, has developed a research culture in those Departments.

The infrastructure in the College is made available on a non-profit basis, to cultural organizations like M.N. Roy Institute for Non-Formal Education and a Study Centre of the YCMOU including a proposed virtual class room.

Some teachers have published papers in National/international journals.

Recently formed Alumni Association participates in the development programmes of the College.

Some of the departments have produced University level toppers.

The students and staff are involved in many programmes related to Community Development. Road Building, Blood Donation, Plantation, Health camps, AIDS awareness are some of the programmes.

The College encourages the participation of students in extra-curricular and cultural activities.

Financial incentive is provided for outstanding performance in sports.

The College has initiated waste water recycling plants and recycled water is used for irrigation purpose on the campus.

To provide help to farmers a Farmer's Library and extension service has been initiated.

Students' performance is monitored through regular internal tests.

Participation of students in extension/outreach activities is encouraged.

Free education is provided to the wards of all the employees.

Permanent employees of the College are covered under Group Insurance scheme.

The College has set-up a cell for total quality management (TQM) for enhancing the overall quality of teaching and administration.

Section 3 - Overall Analysis
The academic atmosphere prevailing in the campus, discipline existing among students and the commitment and dedication of the staff and the positive approach of the Management has earned the College a good name and fame in Karad and in Satara.

The College provides a very good platform for the overall personality development of the students ranging from academics to cultural activities, sports, NCC and NSS.

The College with all its goodwill in the neighbourhood has demonstrated its commitment to higher education through public participation. The College is serving the needs of the surrounding rural population for higher education.

The College has excellent facilities for indoor and outdoor sports and an excellent gym.

The College has a well-planned spacious campus.

The College endeavors to generate funds through donations.

The College has recently completed 50 years and the Golden Jubilee celebrations have ensured good maintenance and upkeep of the Campus.

The College can think of introducing more job-oriented and vocational courses.

The laboratory facilities need modernization.

Library needs modernization and computerization. Recent editions of books in the various Science disciplines should be acquired.

The classroom teaching may be made more effective and efficient by using more modern audio-visual aids like OHP and LCD.

The College should procure more computers and provide Internet connectivity to all the Departments.

The staff members may be encouraged and motivated to take up more number of major and minor projects.

Teachers should be encouraged to enhance and upgrade their qualifications.

Research Committees may be constituted to collect information about various funding agencies to boost up the research activities and to increase the research facilities.

Teachers should be encouraged to organize seminars, workshops.

The faculty should visit the University Departments and other Advanced Centres of Learning frequently to update their knowledge.

The College may offer a programme on Communication Skills.

Better networking of the alumni to tap the resources will further strengthen the progress and development of the College and will provide more job opportunities for the students.

The College should initiate the institution-industry linkages.

To make the teaching-learning process interesting and effective, use of audio-visual aids likes TV, VCR, OHP, LCD and Internet may be encouraged.

The Non-teaching staff may be encouraged to undergo computer training in office documentation. The administrative accounts and academic work of the College needs to be computerized.

The Hostel facilities require up-gradation.

The Management should ensure that a Principal should get a reasonable tenure for better administration of the College.

The Peer Team appreciates all the support and facilities extended to it during the visit and wishes the College success in all its future endeavours.


Dr. Jyoti D. Naik

Dr. Nisha Tiwari

(Mr. A. E. Barge)

Date. July 29, 2004

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