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Khorshedbanu R Mewawala Mahila Arts and Commerce Mahavidyalaya, Nanded, Maharashtra


Khorshedbanu R Mewawala Mahila Arts and Commerce Mahavidyalaya, Nanded, Maharashtra
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Near Multi Purpose High school
Nanded (District Nanded)
Maharashtra, India

Khorshedbanu R Mewawala Mahila Arts and Commerce Mahavidyalaya, Nanded Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college.
Khorshedbanu R Mewawala Mahila Arts and Commerce Mahavidyalaya is situated in Nanded of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Nanded comes under Nanded Tehsil, Nanded District.

Contact Details of Khorshedbanu R Mewawala Mahila Arts and Commerce Mahavidyalaya, Nanded Maharashtra are : 02462-234515


Khorshedbanu R Mewawala Mahila Arts and Commerce Mahavidyalaya, Nanded Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce stream(s).
B.A., B.Com, B.C.A., M.A.:- Home Science

Approval details: Khorshedbanu R Mewawala Mahila Arts and Commerce Mahavidyalaya is affiliated with Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University SRTMUN, Nanded (Maharashtra)

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NAAC report of Khorshedbanu R Mewawala Mahila Arts and Commerce Mahavidyalaya

Section I
K.R.M. Mahila Mahavidyalaya was established by Nanded Mahila Shikshan Sanstha at Nanded in the year 1989. It was granted U.G.C. recognition under 2f in April 2003. The College is affiliated to Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra. The area that the College is serving is a backward in the matter of education especially for women. It is in the context of this background, the College addresses itself to the cause of promoting higher education among lady students in liberal Arts and Commerce fields. Rural girls, middle class girls and the girls belonging to minority community who hesitate to take education in co-education College. This tendency is an obstacle in the progress of women. To overcome this obstacle, the visionary persons came together and established Nanded Mahila Shikshan Sanstha with the following aims and objectives :

To impart education to minority, economically and socially backward and rural girls.

To develop the skill of leadership among women.

The mission of the College is to empower women through education.

To enable students to plan and undertake various activities to improve the status of women.

K. R. M. Mahila Mahavidyalay offered to get itself assessed and accredited by the NAAC. Accordingly, the College submitted its documented Self Study Report during September 2003 to the NAAC which in turn appointed the following Peer Team during August 2004 to visit the College:-

Prof. K. Rammurthy Naidu (Chairman)
Former Secretary, APS CHE, Hyderabad.

Shri P. C. Upadhyay (Member Co-ordinator)

Principal, Shri B. K. Patel Arts & Smt. L. M. Patel Commerce College, Savli

Dr. R. V. Swamy (Member)
Formely of the Dept. of Economics,
Banglore University

The team went through the self-study report along with all the Annexures and also the documents submitted by the College during the Team's visit on August 23 and 24, 2004. The Peer Team held discusions at length with the Principal, Managing Committee, Faculty, Non-Teaching Staff, Students, Parents and Alumni. The Team went round all the teaching departments, offices and facilities to validate the Self-Study Report. On the basis of the documentary evidence made available and also discussions and observations, the Team hereby submits the report under seven criterion laid down by the NAAC.

Section 2
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
The College was established in the year 1989, and is managed by the Nanded Mahila Shikshan Sanstha. The College was started with a view to impart education particularly to the girls of downtrodden, minority and rural area.

The College offers Bachelor's degree courses both in Arts and Commerce. However, it offers an M. A. Course in Home Science. The College has 9 options as like Urdu, History, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Home-Science, Marathi, Hindi and English in B.A. and 1 option in Commerce. There are 23 teachers of whom 21 are permanent and 2 temporary. Of these 6 hold a doctorate, 6 M. Phil degree, 12 have registered for Ph.D. and 10 have cleared Net/Set examination.

The goals and objectives of the institution are clearly stated and the students are well conversant with it. Since curricula is determined by the University bodies, the teachers participate these bodies in trying to bring about any modification or changes which they think bring about any modification or changes which they think would be necessary in the interest of students. The College issues every year a comprehensive prospectus containing all relevant information on University rules, fees payable, scholarships, evaluation methods and library.

The curricular aspects are more academic oriented than carrer orinted. There is an urgent need to evolve mechanisim to formulate Job Orineted and Self-Finance Programmes which are relevant to the society.

Criterion II : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The College has tried to maintain a good teaching and learning enviornment. Admissions to different courses are given as per the norms set by University and the Government of Maharashtra. The College offers nine optional subjects in the faculty of Arts. Similarly it offers sixteen courses in the faculty of Commerce. After the admission, the students are exposed to curricular and extra-curricular activities. This includes class room tests, seminars, debate and term end examination. There is a record for involvement of teachers in remedial coaching of educationally disadvantaged students. Apart from this, some staff members are devoting considerable time to provide regular and intensive coaching to slow learners and also motivate advanced learners to further their academic performance.

Every year, before the summer vacation, the college prepares the academic calender, in the semester scheme, the syllabus is unitized. Every teacher at the beginning of the academic year prepares the teaching plan and submits it to the Principal through the Head of the concerned Department. The teaching plan is monitored by the Principal with the assistance of the Heads of the Department. Apart from the conventional method of 'Chalk and Talk' method of teaching, in few departments, teachers also use teaching aids such as models, charts, maps, television, audio-visual and projector.

At the time of admission the Counselling Committee gives proper guidance to the studends to choose useful subjects. To help the girls appear for competitive examinations, a Competitive Examination Centre is run under the superivion of Political Science Department of this College.

The faculty is young, enthusiastic and committed. Several of them have to their credit text books. Many of them contribute regularly to newspapers and periodicals. An exceptionally brilliant teacher in English Department has a doctorate and her doctorate thesis is being considered for publication by a reputed international publisher. Because of a favourable teacher-student ratio, individualised instruction is provided. Besides passing NET/SET, most teachers have undergone academic refresher courses. As the College is yet to get recognition under 12b of the U.G.C., F.I.P. Programme is not available to teachers aspiring to do doctoral research.

Faculty members are encouraged to update their knowledge by attending conferences, seminars, workshops, orientation and refersher courses. Five teachers attended National Conferences, a few staff members attended State Conferences and Regional Conferences. The Department of Home Science organised One-Day Workshop in collaboration with S.R.T.M. University. Most of the college teachers and students were benefitted by it.

The Department of Urdu organises 'Eid Milap and National Integration Programme' every year.

The College provides prospectus to every student, which gives detailed information regarding evaluation methods. Students are evaluated by unit tests, internal exams, University Examination and project work.

Similarly, self appraisal is obtained from the teachers at the end of the year in a prescribed format. It is analysed by the end of the year by the concerned H.O.D. and the Principal. Feedback is conveyed to the teacher. The success rate of students in the annual examination in some subjects is found to be over 90%. The Home Science Department has secured a gold medal in M. A. Home Science during 2003.

Criterion III: Resarch, Consultancy and Extension
Inspite of its smaller size, around 50% of the total staff has Ph.D. and M.Phil. degree. Another 10 of them possesses at diifferent stages of their research studies leading to Ph.D. degree. P.G. teaching is imparted in Home-Science Department. Dr. P. B. Ashturkar is a research guide in the Faculty of Commerce and under his supervision four students are doing their research work.

Many teachers have presented research papers in State and National Level Seminars. The Economic Department gives useful suggesstions regarding the trade to the banana producing and other farmers. Dr. B.B. Pawade provides consultancy service to Krishna Juice Industry and Bhartiya Shetkari Panchayat and other needy farmers.

In order to provide students with a platform to explore their skills and talents literary association, social science association and commerce association are regularly organising various activities.

The College has designated one faculty member each to co-ordinate the activities of NSS and NCC Units. The extension activities are carried out through these two units. Programmes like AIDS awareness, medical camps and social work in the rural villages, environmental awareness have been regularly carried out. NCC and NSS students have jointly organized Blood Donation Camps.

The Peer Team appreciates the good work made by the teachers both in research and extension. It is desirable to encourage them :

Staff should be motivated to apply for overseas fellowship in research.

Quality publication in reputed journals.

Establishment of research laborartories.

To create awareness among people on the nned for education for women 'Stri Shikshan Jagruti Mandal' has been established in the College and it has been working successfully.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
In terms of infrastructure, the College has 11 class rooms, an office, a staff-room, Home-Scinece laboratory, separate rooms for the existing departments and computer laboratory. College time-table is framed in a way to ensure optimum utilization of infrastructure facility on time share basis.

There are about 5485 books in the Library. The College also subscribes to 17 magazines and journals. The library reading room is made available to students from 9.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M. on working days.

The College and the teachers personally undertakes a number of welfare programs for poor students. It offers freeships to students. The sport and game facilities in the college are reasonably good.

The College has yet to get permanent affiliation from the University as well as U.G.C. recognition of 12b. In these circumstances the College is facing difficulties in providing infrastructure.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The College has an alumni association. Many prominent positions are held by the College alumni. It takes regular feedback from them in order to improve the general enviornment of the College, including teaching and learning processes. Students are asked to hand in their opinions about teachers through a questionnaire prepared for the purpose.

The College tries to involve students in a range of cultural dance and music programs. Besides, the College conducts short distance tours of one day in order to give its students maximum exposure.

The College has a Nature Club. The College also publishes a literary magazine called 'Sanvad' to bring out hidden creative talents of its students. The College conducts various welfare schemes like 'Earn and Learn' scheme. The teacher of Political Science department Manoj Borgaonkar conducts free classes for M.P.S.C. exams. Nearly 35 students have taken benefit of these classes. The College Women's Cricket team has participated first time in S.R.T.M. University.

The College management takes efforts for all round development of the students. The College N.C.C. unit has done a good job for students, 88 students have been awarded with B-Grade Certificates and 37 students got C Grade Certificate. Ms. Shilpa Ambekar represented the College in the Republic Day Parade.

Criterion VI : Organization and Management
The College has an elaborate organizational structure. The various bodies hold meetings at different points of time in a year in order to ensure smooth functioning of the instruction. The management takes efforts for the development of the institution in all angles. K. R. M. Mahila College is run by Nanded Mahila Shikshan Sanstha represented with Industrialists, Educationists and Accountancy. Members of the organising committee are committed for cause of Women Education especially for downtrodden, minority students.

The College follows the academic calender supplied by the University at the beginning of the year. The University conducts regular inspection of the College to ensure proper implementation of the academic calender.

All the grievances, suggestions and recommendations from various persons of the College are discussed in the periodical meetings of the Local Management Counicl. Various sub-committees of teachers are formed for implementation of different policies.

To sovle the complaints of the employees and students, a grivance committee has also been formed.

The College encourages career growth and work efficiency among its teaching and non-teaching staff by deputing its staff to training camps and various seminars and workshops.

The College has an internal audit-system which undertakes both financial and academic audit. Apart from budgeting which is done internally without external help, there is a committee which makes academic audit by scrutinizing and analyzing the results of both the internal and University examinations.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
Among healthy practices initiated by this college, the most important one relate to recognition by the college to provide for Home-Science education. This is the only College in the district to have introduced Home Science as course of study at the Bachelor's and the Master's level. Wherein due attention is given to the needs of girl students and prepare them for an informed career as a house holder, which most of the them would be choosing in later life. Also graduates of this discipline have entered into many a vocations later, besides raising a home.

The College has adopted Universtiy guidelines and Government resolutions in respect of students' admission.
The College has initiated the evaluation of performance of the teachers in each department by the students through appraisal forms.

The College has provided congenial atmosphere for administrative staff to work and is monitoring their work efficiency.

Encouragement to students to participate in cultural and extra-curricular activities has promoted the personality development of the students to showcase their specific talents.

Financial support to the needy students has resulted in promoting the students to acquire higher education.

Academic ambience provided by the college to its wards is appreciable and it is to be expected that with sustained developmental effort, the college will be able to fulfill its ambition of transforming the wards of minority, economically and socially backward and rural girls into educated and talented individuals to face the challenges of life.

The efforts of English Department in taking the students to a nearby Bank and guiding them to fill up challans, application for buying draft etc. does fulfill a practical need.

Section III
Overall Analysis & Suugestions/Recommendations
The Peer team commends the institution for all this work. However, the management should evovle a perspective plan for the development of the institution on the following:

Though the College was established 15 years ago, no permanent building of its own is available. Therefore, the Management should build own building at its earliest.

Should make efforts to include under 12b of U.G.C. and obtain the permanent affilation from the University.

The curricular options are more academic than carrer oriented. Advised to introduce job oriented and need based courses such as Microbiology, Bio techonology etc.

Management is advised to go for more Science Courses at under graduate level and M.C.A., M.B.A., and other courses with demand at P.G. level.

It is desirable to motivate teachers to apply for oversees fellowship in Research, to undertake quality publications in reputed journals and establishment of Research Laboratory.

Computer profeciency needs to be raised for all the students, teaching and administrative staff.

The use of innovative teaching methods by all the teaching staff is essential to motivate students learning.

The library needs further strengthening by purchase of books and journals.
Health Centre and Canteen may be established in the campus.

There is also a need for accomoding the Alumni association in the campus for seeking their suport and having advise towards development of the institution.

Prof. K. Ramamurthy Naidu

Shri P. C. Upadhyay
Member Co-ordinator

Dr. R. V. Swamy

Dr. Vijaya D. Kamlajkar

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