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Sheth JN Paliwala Commerce College and Arts, Science College, Sudhagad, Maharashtra


Sheth JN Paliwala Commerce College and Arts, Science College, Sudhagad, Maharashtra
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Sudhagad (District Raigad)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 410205

Sheth JN Paliwala Commerce College and Arts, Science College, Sudhagad Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Non-Aided. Sheth JN Paliwala Commerce College and Arts, Science College, Sudhagad Maharashtra is managed by Society: Sudhagad Education Societys. Sheth JN Paliwala Commerce College and Arts, Science College, Sudhagad Maharashtra was established on / in 2002-03.

Principal of Sheth JN Paliwala Commerce College and Arts, Science College, Sudhagad Maharashtra is Y. N. Mahajan.

Sheth JN Paliwala Commerce College and Arts, Science College is situated in Sudhagad of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Sheth JN Paliwala Commerce College and Arts, Science College, Sudhagad Maharashtra are 9423382489.

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Contact Details of Sheth JN Paliwala Commerce College and Arts, Science College, Sudhagad Maharashtra are : 02142-242101, 241074


Sheth JN Paliwala Commerce College and Arts, Science College, Sudhagad Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Science stream(s).

Approval details: Sheth JN Paliwala Commerce College and Arts, Science College is affiliated with University of Mumbai (UoM), Mumbai (Maharashtra)

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NAAC report of Sheth JN Paliwala Commerce College and Arts, Science College

Section I: Preface
Sudhagad Education Society's Sheth J.N.Paliwala Commerce College, Science & Arts College, Pali 410205 was established in 1989 with only Commerce faculty. The faculties of Science and Arts were established in 1990 and 1993 respectively. The Motto of the institution is 'Come, Learn & Grow'. The goal of the college is to provide education to first generation learners, Adivasi's and the rural population.

Besides this college, the Society runs two Senior and junior colleges and twenty-seven High, Middle and primary schools. The college is a grant-in-aid institution affiliated to University of Mumbai. It is yet to be recognised for grants by UGC under 2f and 12 (B). It has yet to gain permanent affiliation.

The support services are central library, health centre, canteen, sports facilities, Press, Workshop, Guest House, and Grievance redressal cell.

The college offers six UG programmes, one in Commerce, one in Science with Chemistry as specialization and four in Arts with Marathi, History, Geography or Economics as Principal subject. The college has 9 departments: Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Mathematics, Marathi, History, Geography, Economics and Commerce.

There are 18 grant-in-aid teachers (3 female and 15male) of which two are M.Phils. supported by one part time teacher. The administrative staff strength is 14. The student strength in the current academic year is 644, which includes 83 students in the self-financing courses.

The college volunteered for institutional accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and submitted the Self Study Report (SSR) in September 2003. NAAC constituted the Peer team consisting of Dr. (Mrs) G. Pankajam, Vice Chancellor, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram, Dindugal as the Chairperson- Coordinator and Dr.T.D.Sreedharan, Principal, St. George College of Management and Science, Bangalore (Karnataka) as Member and Dr.B.M.Bhalla, Former Principal, Dyal Singh College, New Delhi as Member. Mr.B.S.Ponmudi Raj, Assistant Advisor, NAAC ably provided the pre-visit assistance. The Peer team visited the college during 28-29 February, 2004.

As a part of pre-visit exercise, the members had independently scrutinised the SSR and during visit the Peer team held discussions with the Principal, members of the Steering Committee, Local Managing Committee (LMC), teaching and non-teaching staff. The Peer team visited different departments and offices besides interacting with representative groups of students, parents and alumni. Based on pre-visit analysis and verification of SSR, detailed examination of the systems, policies, procedures, infrastructural facilities, the team makes the following criterion-wise analysis and overall observations and recommendations for a holistic development of the college.

Section 2: Criterion wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The goal of the college is to provide education to first generation learners, Adivasi's and the rural population. The College aims at harmonious development of the students' personality and hence, offers specialization in all the three faculties. It offers B.Sc. Programme in Chemistry, B.Com. programme and B.A. programme with History, Geography, Economics or Marathi as specialization. These programmes equip the students for higher studies in the related disciplines.

Being an affiliated college, the faculty members do not have a direct role to play in curriculum design and modification. However, staff who are in the Academic Council or Board of studies try to contribute to syllabus structuring. The time duration for starting of a new academic programme is one year. The College has introduced Geography and Economics as special subject in the year 2000-01. The time frame option is not available. However, a limited horizontal mobility and elective options are available. The college has been organising industrial field visits, study tours and visits to places of historical interests. The institution may consider starting of undergraduate programs with vocational components in them to benefit the students in their career aspirations.

Criterion II: Teaching-learning and Evaluation
The admission of students is made on the basis of minimum required qualification. Further the college aims at providing quality higher education to all, irrespective of caste, creed, religion and financial status. There is no specific mechanism for selection of the students. The award of cash prize during the annual day motivates advanced learners. Giving cash prize for those departments that produce 100% result also encourages the department and staff. Teachers also recognise the talents of students and have personal interaction with them and provide additional guidance. Heads of departments monitor and supervise the teaching of the unitised syllabus based on the annual and monthly teaching plan prepared by the teachers.

The teachers supplement the lecture method of teaching by arranging industry visits, field tours and excursions, group discussions, question answer method, and using audio-visual aids Assignments and project work are also adopted. There were 232 working days and 190 teaching days for the college during the last academic year. The college monitors the overall performance of the student by giving tests periodically.

Evaluation process and nature of examinations for various subjects and the mark distribution are communicated to students at the beginning of the academic year. During the first two years there is internal examination and at the end of the third year they appear for the University examination.

The college follows the norms prescribed by the University and the State Government in the procedure of selection of teaching staff. The self-appraisal method is practiced by the college for the assessment of teachers and the results are used to offer feedback to teachers to strengthen the teaching-learning process. The student also evaluates the teachers' performance by a questionnaire. The results are analysed and communicated to the staff. During the last two years, two, five and eleven teachers attended state/National/University level seminars, conferences and workshops. In addition thirteen teachers have benefited by the faculty development programme. Four teachers have received awards.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Though the college is not a research center some staff members are doing specialized work, which are of research standards. The Physics department's project on 'Low Cost Solar Energy' and the project on 'Temperature variation of Hot water springs at Unhere' are the kind of initiatives, which will lead to research culture. One staff member has registered for Ph.D.

Students are encouraged to participate in extension activities. Three teachers are given additional charge of NSS activities. Programmes for community development, social work, health and hygiene awareness, medical camps, adult education and literacy, blood donation camps, AIDS awareness and environmental awareness are the major extension activities undertaken by the college. The students and the staff with the collaboration of a number of GOs and NGOs participate in these programmes. Popularisation of Science is an outreach programme of the college. The staff takes up constancy in an informal way in the college. Some staff members provide consultancy to industries in the area honorarily

Research culture has to be given importance in the institution. Consultancy activities are to be formalized and MOU's signed for the benefit of the college.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has sufficient built up accommodation, in terms of number of class rooms, laboratories, seminar hall and play ground to meet the requirements of space for the current academic programmes and there is provision for future expansion. There is arrangement for systematic repair and maintenance of equipment of the college. The available space is used efficiently by framing timetable of the college to ensure optimum utilisation of the infrastructure facilities including audiovisual equipments. The college campus is kept beautiful and pollution free by daily cleaning, planting of trees with the help of non-teaching staff and NSS volunteers. Pollution is also minimized by not allowing vehicles in the campus.
The library committee looks after the working of the library. The library functions from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. The library has 4202 volumes, which are textbooks and general books. They subscribe to 12 periodicals and eight Newspapers. The library also lends books to villagers through their mobile library. It has reprographic facility, audio and videocassettes. There is also book bank facility for the economically backward, skilful and poor students.

The college has two computers, which are used by the college office and the examination branch. The computers are provided with necessary accessories such as CD drives, printers and the required software for applications.

There is a health center in the college campus and a qualified doctor is available for one hour a day. The services are available for the students, staff both teaching and non-teaching. Sports facilities and coaching in Discuss throw Chess, Carom and hurdles. A large playground is also available. Financial assistance, ten grace marks and concession in attendance, T.A. and D.A., tracksuit and shoes and maintenance allowances are also given. 17 girls are accommodated in the hostel run by the Social welfare department of the Government.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The high percentage (89%) of students appearing for qualifying examinations and the relatively low drop out rate (11%) of students are positive aspects of the college. The periodically updated prospectus of the college provides needed information to all the students of the college. The admission of students to various courses is based on the interest of students. Financial assistance is available to students from the State Government. A total of 547 SC, ST and OBC students have benefited from this assistance.

Though there is no employment cell the college and its alumni assist the students in identifying job opportunities through periodic notifications and guidece. Staff members motivate students for self-employment. The students have indoor games, outdoor games, audio-video facilities and debate clubs. The college has an alumni association from the year 2002.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The college is managed by the Society and has a managing body. The Local Managing Committee (LMC) constituted as per the provisions of the University Act manages the functioning of the college. It has representatives both from teaching and non-teaching staff. The college has an efficient internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism for policy formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies regarding academic planning, admission, examinations, departmental budget and curricular and extra curricular activities. There is healthy rapport between the faculty members and the administration. Twenty committees involving teaching and non-teaching staff members are functioning in the college for the efficient administration of the college. The 'Annual Academic Calendar' for the college is prepared by a designated committee to provide yearlong schedule of programmes and activities in the college. The Principal checks the efficiency of the non-teaching staff on a regular basis. Training programs are held to improve the performance and work efficiency of the non-teaching staff members. The University and the State Government fix the fee for various academic programmes.

The college has the practice of using the services of internal auditors to ensure the use of proper accounting practices. A number of welfare schemes are available for the students and staff members including the Staff Cooperative Credit Society for teaching and non-teaching staff. Student Consumer Cooperative society is in existence for the benefit of the students. Grievance redressal cell has come into existence during this year. The management provides interest free loans to both staff and students to purchase two wheelers.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The college has a number of programs listed below which is significant to the overall growth of the students in terms of academic excellence, involvement in curricular and extra-curricular activities and extension programmes.

Committee headed by the Principal to check the quality of education offered.

Teachers serving in a number of committees.

Computerisation of examination work.

Imparting value based education

Personality development camps for students.

Innovative extension programmes.

Group insurance for teaching and non-teaching staff.

Insurance cover 'Yuva Raksha' for students.

Good natural environment in which the students could learn with joy.

Total participative and cooperative management of academics and administration of the college.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The college is situated in a rural area. The management, faculty and non-teaching staff are committed, which is reflected in their achievements and appearance. The teaching and learning programmes are consistent with the goals and objectives of the institution. Healthy co-ordination of academic, co-curricular and extra curricular activities provided here play a vital role in the total personality development of the students.

Commendable aspects of the institution are:

Adequate physical facilities are provided.

The growth of the infrastructure keeps pace with the academic growth.

There is effective mechanism for maintenance and optimal use of infrastructure.

Getting feed back from students, analysing and passing on the suggestions to the concerned teachers.

Programmes to enrich the art , value and culture of the area

Incentives given to the departments to improve the result.

Science popularization programme for school children of the village.

Staff credit society formed by the staff to provide loan at short notice

Peer Team also wishes to offer the following suggestions for further growth and development of the institution.

Steps may be taken to augment the facilities in the laboratories

A permanent librarian be appointed immediately

The library needs to be improved with the addition of more books and inter library-borrowing facilities made available.

The departments and the office may be computerized and networked for dissemination and for availability of information in a phased manner.

There is need for strengthening the alumni association's functioning.

Infrastructure facilities to be strengthened to start more new courses including PG courses as and when the need arises.

Faculty members may be encouraged to take up individual or inter disciplinary research by themselves or departmentally.

Linkages by individual staff members with outside agencies need to be institutionalized.

The process of including the college under 2f and 12 (B) of the UGC Act need to be given priority.

A full time physical education Director may be appointed.

Need based job oriented courses may be started.

Efforts may be made to improve the communication skills in English of the teachers and students.

A hostel for boys may be provided.

The peer team wishes to place on record the cooperation extended by the Management, Principal, Staff both teaching and non-teaching and the ministerial staff for completing accreditation process in time. The team also appreciates the hospitality extended to them during their stay.

Dr. (Mrs) G.Pankajam.
Chairperson - Coordinator

Dr. T. D. Sreedharan
Member Peer team

Member. Peer team

Date. 29 - 02 - 2004

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