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RP Gogate College of Arts and Science and RV Jogelekar College of Commerce, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra


RP Gogate College of Arts and Science and RV Jogelekar College of Commerce, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra
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Adv. N.V. Joshi Road,Near
Ratnagiri (District Ratnagiri)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 415612

RP Gogate College of Arts and Science and RV Jogelekar College of Commerce, Ratnagiri Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Non-Aided. RP Gogate College of Arts and Science and RV Jogelekar College of Commerce, Ratnagiri Maharashtra was established on / in 2004-05.

Principal of RP Gogate College of Arts and Science and RV Jogelekar College of Commerce, Ratnagiri Maharashtra is Dr. Kishor Vasant Sukhatankar.

RP Gogate College of Arts and Science and RV Jogelekar College of Commerce is situated in Ratnagiri of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Ratnagiri comes under Ratnagiri Tehsil, Ratnagiri District.

Fax # of RP Gogate College of Arts and Science and RV Jogelekar College of Commerce, Ratnagiri Maharashtra is 02352-221353.

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Contact Details of RP Gogate College of Arts and Science and RV Jogelekar College of Commerce, Ratnagiri Maharashtra are : 02352-221311, 222999, 221267, 41411


RP Gogate College of Arts and Science and RV Jogelekar College of Commerce, Ratnagiri Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Science stream(s).

Approval details: RP Gogate College of Arts and Science and RV Jogelekar College of Commerce is affiliated with University of Mumbai (UoM), Mumbai (Maharashtra)

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NAAC report of RP Gogate College of Arts and Science

Section 1: Preface
R.P. Gogate College of Arts and Science, and R.V. Jogalekar College of Commerce, Ratnagiri - Maharashtra, volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, and submitted the Self - Study Report in December 2001. NAAC constituted a Peer Team to visit the College and validate the Self - Study Report. The team members are Prof. M.Madaiah, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mysore as Chairman, Dr. P.S.N. Reddy, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University College of Science, Osmania University, and Dr. P.K. Sahu, Professor, Department of Commerce, Behrampur University as members. The Peer Team visited the College from 14th to 16th February, 2002. Dr. M.S.Shyamasundar, Assistant Adviser to NAAC ably coordinated the work of the Peer Team throughout the visit.

R.P. Gogate College of Arts & Science and R.V. Jogalekar College of Commerce, Ratnagiri, was established in the year 1945 with Arts and Science faculties, and the faculty of Commerce was added in the year 1960. The College is affiliated to the University of Mumbai. The Institution was recognized under Sections 2(f) in 1964 and 12B in 1974 of the U.G.C. Act of 1956. The College is managed by the Ratnagiri Education Society whose motto is 'Sahaviryam Karvavahai' - Unite and Work for the cause of Education.

The town Ratnagiri is the headquarters of Ratnagiri District, and is located in the rural southwestern coastal region of Maharashtra state. The hills of Western Ghats have slowed down its economic, social and educational development. In spite of many hindrances, the political and educational contributions from this region are significant. This region has produced freedom fighters like Lokmanya Tilak and Veer Sawarkar, revolutionary poet like Keshavsoot, social reformers Dhondo Keshav Karve and his son P.V. Karve, Sir Rama Krishna Bhandarkar, to mention a few.

The College has a campus of 13 acres with impressive infrastructure. The College offers 23 Under Graduate and 12 Post Graduate Programmes. Doctoral Programme is offered in three departments and a Post Graduate Diploma Course in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT) is also offered. The College has a well-qualified and experienced teaching faculty which includes 8 Ph D and 18 M.Phil. degree holders. There are 65 non-teaching staff of which 29 are technical and 36 are administrative staff. The College was started with 95 students in Arts and Science subjects. Today, there are 2397 students enrolled for U.G, 229 for P.G. and 21 for P.G. Diploma course. Of the total student strength of 2647 in the College, 1328 are women students. The College earned good reputation in the neighborhood by its dedicated service with a social commitment. The College has been providing educational opportunities to the first generation of learners to a large extent in this region.

The College has an impressive infrastructure, both physical and academic. The teaching programmes are conducted under annual system and evaluation is done as per the rules and regulations of the University of Mumbai. The Peer Team carefully perused and analyzed the Self Study Report submitted by the College authorities. During the institutional visit of three days, the team visited the departments and other academic, extra curricular, co-curricular, sports facilities and extension wings of the College, and also perused the relevant documents and papers. The Peer Team interacted at length with the Governing Body, Principal, Faculty, Non-Teaching Staff, Students, Parents and Alumni of the College. Based on the above exercise and keeping in view the seven criteria identified by the NAAC, the Peer Team was able to assess the quality of education provided by this institution. The assessment under various criteria, the commendable features as well as the issues of concern to the College and suggestions of the Peer Team are as follows:

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterian I : Curricular Aspects
Gogate-Jogalekar College is now offering one PG Diploma, 23 UG and 12 PG courses in the faculties of Science, Arts and Commerce, besides Ph.D. Programme in 3 subjects. The total student strength is 2647 (UG 2397, PG 229 and P.G. Diploma 21). The ratio of applications to available seats for the UG courses is 1:1. The demand for M Sc (Chemistry) and M Com is good compared to other subjects offered. Introduction of inter-disciplinary and job oriented courses like microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, environmental sciences, pharmaceutical chemistry, insurance, management, journalism, mass communication, marketing and advertising, international banking and finance, women studies, human rights etc. at UG and PG levels would improve the situation.

The College being non- autonomous enjoys very little freedom to introduce flexibility in the course structure and time frame. Yet, the College ventured to start two vocational courses and non-core options like CA foundation course, rural development, agro service, industrial chemistry etc. to meet the regional demand. Autonomy will enable the College to redesign and diversify the courses and permit the students' progression from Certificate to Diploma to Degree.

The College is well represented on the Academic Council of University of Mumbai by several faculty members. In fact, the HoDs of the Physics and Mathematics departments are the Chairpersons the respective Boards of Studies. This opportunity may be utilized by the College to update / revise the syllabi.

An informal student feedback mechanism existed in the College. It is formalized from the current academic year. Inviting reputed academicians and chief executives from university, industry and service organizations to serve on the managing committee could further strengthen it. The College does have linkages with industry by way of project work and work experience for the students. Entering into MoUs will permit the College to invite the best talent in the neighborhood as 'adjunct faculty' for specified periods and to expose the students to the emerging technologies. The chemistry department has already initiated this process and others may be advised to follow.

Criterian II : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The students are admitted to the courses in the College based on their academic record. The pass percentage of the students is satisfactory and nearer to the University average. The students' quality is reflected at times by their ranks in the final examination.

The College conducts remedial classes for slow learners, and offers some incentive for fast learners by allowing special library facility and coaching on examination pattern, time management etc. The College may introduce some advanced diploma/certificate courses for these students as value addition, and/or introduce 'Honors Course' for fast learners. Incidentally, this may also generate additional revenue to the College.

The teachers of the College numbering 72 are well qualified (8 Ph D, 18 M.Phil) and are motivated. A majority of them are permanent teachers, which is an asset. A good number of them have participated in faculty improvement programs (F1P , orientation courses and refresher courses). At least 5 have acted as resource persons and several others are serving on the academic bodies of the University. Five teachers have received academic awards. The College conducted several workshops, seminars and refresher courses. All this activity augurs well for the academic culture and teaching ambience in the college. The classroom teaching could further be supplemented by extensive use of audio-visual and other learner centered methods. The College may encourage the use of Internet by teachers and students. Outside experts may evaluate the self-appraisal data of the teachers and the College may reward the deserving.

The College has very favorable student-teacher ratio in all the P.G. courses. But, it is unusually outsized for U.G courses in arts and social science subjects wherein the ratio is very high. Evaluation is by internal assessment and year-end examinations and was appreciated by the students. An interesting practice of moderation of evaluation by a senior faculty from the neighboring college is in vogue. An internal committee with student members may periodically monitor the coverage of the syllabus and conduct of examinations.

Criterian III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
The College offers PG programmes in 12 subjects, which includes M Sc by research in the subjects of Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. This is a unique and commendable experiment in an affiliated college. About 20 teachers have undertaken U.G.C. sponsored minor research projects in the past 5 years of which 10 are ongoing. The total funding received in the past five years is 3 lakh rupees. The teachers have published about 20 papers in journals and presented 100 more in seminars and conferences in the past five years. The faculties of Science, Commerce and English have contributed maximum to the research culture in the College. Other departments may be motivated to take initiative in this direction.

The Management is encouraging the teachers for progression. It may provide some 'seed money' in its annual budget for research, so that interested teachers will continue their research activity in the College premises. The teachers may be encouraged, and necessary help provided, to submit research proposals to various funding agencies.

The College doesn't offer much of consultancy services, but is deeply involved in extension and outreach programs like NCC, NSS, Red Cross, Blood donation, CARD, Camping etc. The students of this College have been participating in Republic Day Parade for the past 8 years and winning medals. It is worth mentioning here that the NCC cadets of this College have won special honors like Duke of Edinburgh Award,. All-India Best Cadet Gold Medal, Best Unit, and Best College trophy. Similarly, the NSS students have also participated in the Republic Day Parade this year, and won prizes.

Criterian IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The institution is located in an area of 13 acres of land. At present, the campus consists of the College building and buildings for library, commerce faculty, and boys' hostel, ladies hostel, principal's residence, gymkhana and ancillary facilities. Each year some additional infrastructural facilities are added according to a master plan. These facilities are maintained well by the internal staff, besides regular service contracts with the suppliers of the equipments.

The infrastructural facilities are used optimally by the students from 7.30 am - to 6.00 pm on all working days and some holidays.

Besides the Central Library with 53,000 books, each department has a departmental library. The central library has reprographic, computer, audio-visual aids and Internet facility. There are 13 PCs with one server in the computer center and 20 other in the departments and other offices. The institution has a well-developed gymnasium and facilities for indoor and outdoor games.

Criterian V : Student Support and Progression
The College disseminates its information by publishing a hand book every year and makes it available to prospective students. The academic schedule and dates of examinations may be printed in the brochure itself, and adhered to strictly.

The College made a beginning in shifting to non-traditional and job-oriented courses by introducing programs in the subjects of computer science, industrial chemistry, rural study etc. This base needs to be broadened by introduction of inter-disciplinary and job oriented courses like microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, environmental sciences, pharmaceutical chemistry, insurance, management, journalism, mass communication, marketing and advertising, international banking and finance, women studies, human rights etc. at UG and PG levels.

The pass percentage of students appearing in the qualifying examination is satisfactory. Many of the past students of this institution have progressed well and occupy important positions at the national level. The College may keep a record of the outgoing students and receive information about their progression.

There is evidence of strong support from its alumni who are prominent academicians, professionals, industrialists and persons of influence in the town. A majority of the faculty in the College are also its past students. It is heartening to note that the alumni has helped in raising funds to the tune of 1.7 crores of rupees during the Golden Jubilee celebrations in the year 1995.

The College has a Placement Cell in an informal sense, but the need is to convert it into a professional body to be headed by a competent faculty member who can help in establishing formal links with job givers and industries, and organize campus interviews and presentations on a regular basis. Also, a counseling center for students may be created to inculcate competitive spirit in them and prepare them mentally for state and national level competitive examinations.

The College provides for scholarships to the needy and economically poor. During the last two years, more than 500 students received the financial aid by way of scholarships and other sources. There is also a Student Aid Fund. The Student Council of the College wherein the first rankers in different courses are members of the Council.

The College provides for adequate recreational facilities by way of cultural club activity in which the students and the staff prepare themselves for inter collegiate and University level competitions. Nature club and Students magazine also provide avenues for their creative activity.

Criterian VI : Organization and Management
The institution has a well-organized coordination committee headed by the Principal who is assisted by three Vice-Principals, one each from Arts, Science and Commerce faculties. A senior teacher who enjoys academic and administrative freedom in its governance heads each department. The Register and office superintendent allocates specific work to the other administrative staff. Regular meetings of the academic and administrative staff are held for smooth conduct of various academic activities.

The institution has a well-defined organizational structure to monitor the performance of each department and the staff.

There is a Finance Officer to look after the financial operations of the institution and maintain proper books and records required for accounting purpose. The accounts are checked and audited by the internal staff and external audit agencies. The institution has a number of welfare programmes like credit cooperatives, loan facilities, canteen and health center. The College may create a formal 'Grievance Cell'. However, there appears to be no major problems either from the students or from the teaching and non-teaching staff.

Criterian VII : Healthy Practices
The College has been practicing certain healthy practices, which deserve mention here:
Making higher education increasingly self-reliant is the concept currently afloat. Taking note of the shape of things to come, the College has introduced many self-financing courses. Most of the courses started in the past few years are career orientated and need based. This will go a long-way in helping manpower development, relevant to the economy and society.

The institution has been actively following the policy of resource mobilization and succeeded in raising substantial revenue from philanthropists, industrialists, alumni, well-wishers and self-financing courses.

Offering of inter and multi-disciplinary course such as rural studies to sensitize the students about the problems of rural areas is a welcome feature.

Linkages with universities, industries and research institutions though feeble indicate the eagerness to take advantage of the expertise and advanced technical knowledge available in different disciplines.

Encouragement of students to participate in cultural and sports activities in the College, University and National level competitions.

The extension activities of the College through N.S.S., N.C.C. and other organizations are a healthy feature and have brought laurels to the institutions.

Insurance for students' welfare is an added feature of this Institution.

Sound, transparent and efficient management of financial resources.

A wall paper 'Amhi Saryajani', initiated by the College for creating awareness among women about women's rights, present status of women in society and their important role in future is note worthy.

The practice of continuous counseling by the faculty and other resource persons helps in achieving the ultimate purpose of education.

The Peer Team appreciates a neat upkeep of the campus and maintenance of good discipline.

Co-related allocation method and examination with books are other novel practices introduced by the faculty of the College.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The Peer Team, after going through the Self Study Report and its three day visit to the academic and physical facilities, is impressed by the progress of R.P. Gogate College of Arts and Science and R.V. Jogalekar College of Commerce, Ratnagiri, in transacting its vision and goals in the domain of higher education. The College has earned a good reputation for the quality education offered to the young generation in this backward hilly coastal region of southern Maharashtra.

The College has initiated the introduction of job oriented and need based courses for the benefit of the students.

The infrastructure, both academic and physical, and maintenance of the campus are quite impressive.

The teachers and staff are motivated to serve the student community. Teaching, learning and evaluation get their rightful emphasis in the College.

Research activity in all science subjects and some in arts and social science faculty is evident. A few departments have been able to mobilize resources for research from outside funding agencies.

Organization and Management are efficient and transparent.

Student progression and welfare programmes in the Institution are quite satisfactory.

There are quite a large number of scholarships and other financial aids available to cater to the needs of deserving students.

The College has commendable achievements in the extension activities.

The Peer Team appreciates the efforts of the College in establishing a sound base for academic growth and would like to make the following suggestions for its sustained growth and advancement in the years to come.

The College may initiate steps at the earliest opportunity to become Autonomous.

There is an urgent need for expansion of both physical, infra-structural and academic facilities, particularly in the Library, to meet the growing requirements of the students.

Critical research is yet to show its emergence in a majority of the departments. Therefore, making them aware of funding opportunities and expertise available in other research institutions may further strengthen research activities of the faculty members. Providing the logistic support should encourage publication of papers.

Inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to academic programmes and research needs to be encouraged and enlarged

The extension activities may be consolidated and expanded.

The College may encourage a registered Alumni Association, and ensure their active participation in specified projects.

The Student feedback mechanism is to be strengthened for improving the quality of teaching-learning.

The College may in the nearest future introduce more need based and self-financing courses in the emerging areas like electronics, e-commerce, international banking and finance, computer applications, information technology, bio-technology, business administration, women studies, human rights etc. to augment its resources as well as to cater to the changing needs of the society.

The Peer Team places on record the concern and dedicated service of the Ratnagiri Education Society for the cause of higher educations in this part of the state. It recommends that the College should continue to strive hard to sustain the reputation earned through the collective efforts of the Governing Body, Principal, Faculty, Non-teaching staff and the student community. The Principal, Prof. Deo, Subhash Atmaram, has the foresight and is receptive to academic innovations and ideas. The Peer Team congratulates him for the 'Best Citizen Award' conferred on him by International Publishing House. It also commends the committed involvement of the entire staff, teaching and non-teaching, and students in maintaining the congenial atmosphere of the campus.

The Peer Team wishes R.P. Gogate College of Arts and Science and R.V. Jogalekar College of Commerce, Ratnagiri, all the best in its endeavors and bright future in the new millennium.

Prof. M. Madaiah (Chairman)

Prof. P.S.N. Reddy, Member

Prof. P.K. Sahu , Member

Name of the Head of the Institution
Prof. Subhash Atmaram Deo

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