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Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Dananjayrao Gadgil College of Commerce (Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Institute, Satara, Maharashtra


Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Dananjayrao Gadgil College of Commerce (Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Institute, Satara, Maharashtra
Address: Plot / Street / Area
Powai Naka
Satara (District Satara)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 415001

Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Dananjayrao Gadgil College of Commerce (Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Institute, Satara Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Aided. Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Dananjayrao Gadgil College of Commerce (Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Institute, Satara Maharashtra is managed by Society: Rayat Shikshan Sanstha Karmveer Samadhi Parisar, Powai Naka, SATARA-415001. Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Dananjayrao Gadgil College of Commerce (Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Institute, Satara Maharashtra was established on / in 1971.

Principal of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Dananjayrao Gadgil College of Commerce (Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Institute, Satara Maharashtra is Dr.N.S.Gaikwad, Dr.B.T.Jadhav, Dr.Smt. P. S. Gaikwad (Mobile 9423357656).

Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Dananjayrao Gadgil College of Commerce (Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Institute is situated in Satara of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Satara comes under Satara Tehsil, Satara District.

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Registrar : Shri. N. B. Patil 9421121324 (Registrar / Head Clerk).

Contact Details of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Dananjayrao Gadgil College of Commerce (Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Institute, Satara Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-2162-30011, 234729

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Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Dananjayrao Gadgil College of Commerce (Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Institute, Satara Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
B.Com., M.Com.11th & 12th Commerce, MCVC Courses

Approval details: Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Dananjayrao Gadgil College of Commerce (Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Institute is affiliated with Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Profile of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Dananjayrao Gadgil College of Commerce (Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Institute

Our College is the only Commerce College in Satara district, which conducts the Management Programme like M.B.A. And Research Centre with M.Phil - facilities, Under the auspices of "Department of Business Education and Research" (DBER). The DBER was established in our college way back in 1971. The Department having sensed and perceived growing needs of ever changing business environment and the Corporate World, in particular decided to diversify and enter into the field of Management Education and Training in the year 1981. A Two-year Full Time Course leading to Master of Business Administration (MBA), New Delhi, was introduced. Since then, the department has been conducting two year full time M.B.A. Progamme, affiliated to the Shivaji University, Kolhapur.

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NAAC report of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Dananjayrao Gadgil College of Commerce (Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Institute

Dhananjayrao Gadgil College of Commerce, Satara, Maharashtra, is a single faculty college established in 1971. This college is named after the late D. R. Gadgil, then Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Government of India.

The college is run by Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara, a premier educational society originally founded by Padmabhushan, the late Dr. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, and it has a large number of educational institutions offering education to the marginalized, economically disadvantaged and the girl students of this region.

The college is affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra and is a Grant-in-Aid institution. The University Grants Commission recognized the college in 1976 under the section 2(f) of the UGC Act.

The college campus comprises 3.8 acres of land. The college has four Departments, offering one under-graduate, two post-graduate and one M. Phil. programme. M. Com. programme is partially grant-in-aid and M.B.A. is self-financed. One certificate course and one diploma course are also offered under self-financing scheme. The college follows annual system on the degree and M. Com. levels. However, semester system is followed for the M.B.A.

The college is running an 'IGNOU' study centre on the campus.

The total student enrollment is 1263. There are 16 permanent, two temporary and two part time teachers and 19 non-teaching staff members. The unit cost is Rs. 5,505/-.

The college volunteered for assessment and accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council and submitted the Self-study Report. A Peer Team was constituted by the Council to visit the institution and validate the Self-study Report. The Team consisting of Prof. M. Muniyamma, Former Vice-Chancellor, Gulbarga University, Karnataka, as the Chairperson, and Prof. B. Bakkappa, Dean, Professor and Chairman, Department of Business Administration, Kuvempu University, Davangere, Karnataka, as a member and Dr. Sankaran Ravindran, Professor and Head, Department of English, University of Calicut, Kerala as the Member Co-ordinator.

The Peer Team visited the college on the 6th and the 7th of February 2004 and looked into the infrastructure facilities to assess the institution for accreditation. The Team also interacted with all the constituents of the college and perused the documents to validate the Self-study Report submitted by the college.
The Peer Team after the visit, as per the schedule, has drafted the following report, based on the seven criteria laid by the NAAC for the assessment and accreditation of the institute.

Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
The college is exclusively for studies in Commerce and management. B. Com., M. Com., M. Phil in Commerce are the courses offered in the traditional stream of higher education. Besides, M.B.A. and D.B.M. are offered as self-financing courses. The student strength in B. Com. is 1092, (B. Com. I - 463, B. Com. II - 359, B. Com.-III 270). There are 50 students in M. Com. first year and 22 students in M. Com. second year. In M. Phil course, at present, there are only two students.

M. B. A. which is a four semester course, has 45 students and D.B.M., which is a one year course, has 30 students. MS-CIT and C.A. foundation courses are the certificate courses offered.

There has been a marginal increase in the enrollment for B. Com. and M. Com. in the last three years.

The degree programmes are offered by the three Departments : (1) Commerce, Management and Accountancy, (2) Economics, Statistics and Mathematics and (3) English. The number of teachers in the Departments is 16 permanent, two part-time and two clock hour basis. Besides these there are 15 visiting faculty.

The horizontal mobility is limited mainly due to the University system that does not offer much flexibility in this respect. Elective options like Marketing, Finance, Insurance, Mathematics, Cost Accounting etc. are available for the B. Com. and the M. Com. students.

Excellence in higher education, which is the ultimate motto of the college is, by and large, within the reach of college due to its highly specialized focus on a single area of study.

Often, especially on demand from the students and the parents, the college offers Common Entrance Test Guidance programme (for M.B.A. entrance). A study centre of IGNOU also functions on the campus.

The library, well equipped with 42,200 books, 9 journals and 13 magazines, has begun computerization. The built in area of the library is 6446 sq. ft. The library works from 7.30 A.M. to 7.30 P.M.

Criterion II : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Academic record of the student and the University regulations form the basis of admission of students to courses. In-house students have preference in admission. Good performance at the state or the national or the international levels and talents in extra-curricular activities attract some consideration in admission (only vacant seats, if any, are given to such students). Admission to M.B.A. is given on the basis of the performance in CET.

Those who are admitted are assessed, and on the basis of the student's performance in tests, he/she is admitted to higher learner group or lower learner group. Remedial courses and bridge courses are organized if needed.

Teachers prepare teaching-plan in advance, and the plan is discussed with the Heads of the Departments. Teachers use OHP, transparencies, VCD, charts and maps as and when needed. Diagnostic tests, class assignments, term-end examinations prepare the students to take the final examination. The percentage of results are B. Com. I - 82.41, B. Com. II - 91.96, B. Com. III - 82.49, M. Com. 61.53, M. B. A. 100 and D.B.M. - 88.88. The college has had rank holders every year. For example, in the years from 1998 to 2002, every year the college secured one of the first five ranks. The dropout rate is 4.3. Those who received financial aid are 838 in 2003-2004.

Teachers are recruited on the basis of the UGC rules, the University regulations and the Government directions. However, the college has freedom to appoint temporary / ad hoc faculty or teachers on clock hour basis. Out of the 20 teachers, the college has at present, 16 are permanent, two part-time and two clock hour payment basis.

M.B.A. classes need more teachers on a permanent basis. The computer centre, which has computers but no instructors, deserves serious attention. Short-term computer courses are inevitably be begun so that the students can try to earn diploma and certificate even when studying for the degree.

Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
It is a single faculty college. There are only two Ph. D. degree holders. However, the teachers are encouraged and motivated to improve their qualifications while in service, and as a result eight teachers are M. Phil degree holders. One teacher has submitted his Ph. D. thesis and two are working for Ph. D. Two members of the faculty (part time) are Chartered Accountants.

There is one M. Phil. programme, in Commerce and Management. However, at present there are two M. Phil. students.

One teacher in the Economics Department with specialization in Statistics has published a few research articles. A few teachers of Commerce faculty have research publications to their credit. Some of the teachers have authored books. Commerce Department has conducted two UGC seminars.

There is no formal consultancy. Free consultancy service which is often provided to individuals can be made remunerative and brought under a definite programme.

The college subscribes for reputed journals and has a good collection of the back issues of such journals. The library has enough books to help the teachers prepare for the class and update their knowledge. But the research and academic extension activities do not commensurate with the available resources.

Co-curricular and extra-curricular extension work is well carried out. The NSS units of the college consist of 100 girls and 100 boys. There is one lady programme officer for the girls' unit. These units conduct extension activities, like community development, AIDS awareness, blood donation camps, dam constructions and village adoption. The lady officer has implemented a number of programmes to empower women.

The cultural cell carries out many effective and highly useful awareness programmes like street plays on education promotion and literary mission. They perform one act plays. Street plays are powerful instruments of social transformation and through this means the cultural cell has taken relevant messages to the public in an effective manner.

The NCC unit is very active and has won several awards. The commitment and the achievement of the NCC unit has won for it international awards. In the period from 2000 to 2003, 35 cadets got 'C' certificates and 67 got 'B' certificates. Cadets have participated in R.D. parades and have won medals in shooting competitions. The unit has carried out extension programmes and is successful in producing cadets who later get absorbed in Defense services.

There is a planning forum which conducts various activities connected with the economic development of the country.

Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Dhananjayrao Gadgil College of Commerce, Satara is located in a pollution free environment. The campus of the college is spread over 3.8 acres of land with a number of buildings. The main building is a two storied one and has ten big rooms and 13 small rooms. In this building, classes of B. Com., M. Com. and M.B.A. are conducted. The M.B.A. staff room, commerce staff room, audio-visual centre, University examination centre, IGNOU centre are also housed there. Apart from the main building, it has a separate two storied administrative building. This building is used for various administrative and supporting activities. The college has a hostel for girls. A few staff quarters are provided within the campus. The campus has well maintained green patches and garden. The college has a Building and Campus Committee to look after the infrastructure facilities on the campus. This committee has already submitted proposals to expand the physical facilities on the campus. A separate committee is constituted for the purpose of maintenance of the campus and it is headed by the Principal and Superintendent. This campus is shared with the junior college. B. Com., and M. Com. classes are held from 7.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. The M.B.A. classes are held from 12.00 noon to 6.00 P.M. It runs its Diploma in Business Management course as an evening course from 6.00 P.M. to 8.00 P.M.

The library of the college has 42,200 volumes and it subscribes to 22 journals and periodicals. The library is kept open from 7.30 A.M. to 7.30 P.M. It has book bank facility. There is a library advisory committee headed by the Principal, and the librarian is the secretary of the committee. Library is partially computerized.

The college has a computer centre with 20 PCs but there is no teacher at the center, at present.

There is a separate hall for indoor games like chess, Table Tennis, Carrom. The gymkhana has various sports materials and equipments. There are national and international players in the college. Some of them participated in Asian games held in Japan, Hong Kong and China. One girl student was the captain of the Indian basketball team on one such occasion. Outstanding sports persons are given various kinds of incentives and concessions.

The college has NSS and cultural units. The college has supporting services such as canteen, Ice cream parlor, photocopying service and telephone booth. The college audio-visual room is equipped with TV, DVD, LCD and OHP. Ladies hostel is well maintained.

Health centre facility is provided on the campus whenever needed. The infrastructural facilities are used by government and non-government agencies to conduct various activities.

Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
Dhananjayrao Gadgil College of Commerce has inspiring academic environment. 95.7% of the students appear for the qualifying examination after the minimum period of study. The dropout rate is 4.3%. Good percentage of students pursue their higher studies. They join courses like chartered accountancy programme, M.B.A. programme or M. Com. course. The college has been securing ranks in the University examinations. Its average percentage of pass is above the average results of the University. The college is running a C.A. foundation course. During the last few years, more than 25 students have successfully completed their chartered accountancy programme and are now practicing. A few students passed GATE, GMAT and MPSC examinations.

Students are getting financial assistance to pursue their studies. During the last three year period, 2676 students were sanctioned national level, state level or university level scholarships. The college has no placement cell, but they have a career guidance cell, and a faculty member is in-charge of the cell. Management department has been publishing placement brochure every year. The college has an alumni association. They have adopted 12 poor students of the college for free education. The alumni association has also plans to undertake various other useful activities. Teachers encourage their students through personal counselling. A few campus interviews were held.

The policies and criteria of admission are made known to students through publishing updated prospectus. The college NSS wing, sports unit and cultural cell are quite active. They encourage students to undertake various social and personality development programmes. The college has an 'Earn and Learn' scheme, which has got 24 boys and 4 girls (all of them students) who are given free board and lodging by the college.

Criterion VI : Organization and Management
The Rayat Shikshan Sanstha is the parent institution of this college. The Sanstha is headed by the President and he is supported by the Chairman, the Vice-President and the Secretary. There is a Local Management Committee constituted as per the Maharashtra Universities Act. There are 25 committees constituted to look after the various activities in the college, such as admission committee, discipline committee, NSS committee, cultural committee, examination committee etc. The Principal is the Chairman of these committees. Functioning of these committees is properly planned.

Four faculty members availed themselves of the benefits of faculty development scheme. Non-teaching staff members are encouraged to undergo administrative training programmes. The college has a well-structured internal monitoring mechanism. Majority of the administrative staff has undergone computer training programme. The inter relationship between the teaching and the non-teaching staff is good. Employees are given various loan facilities through Rayat Sanstha Co-operative Bank. Fee structure gets changed as per the University and Government orders. The total yearly budget of the college is Rs. 1,11,76,300/-.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
The management, the teaching staff and the non-teaching staff, the students and the alumni work together with good sense of understanding and the total mind set is conducive to higher education and progress.

In addition to the regular conventional courses, the college offers self-financed courses like management courses and Diploma in Business management.

The learner centred teaching methods like seminars, class assignments and such other methods are used in addition to lecture methods and they use audio-video and CD occasionally.

The teachers are encouraged to improve their qualification by way of earning degrees like M. Phil. and Ph. D.

Students are encouraged to participate in various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. In games the achievements are very good. The cultural cell has done very well especially through street plays.

The institution has good infrastructure facilities, which are well maintained.

Value based education through 'Earn and Learn' scheme for the economically disadvantaged students is undertaken with commendable zeal.

The college maintains a movement register to enforce punctuality of both the teaching and the non-teaching staff.

A special mention deserves to be made about the talent shown in various sports activities by the students.

The cultural training imparted to the students has provided many opportunities to the students in transforming them into vibrant cultural teams. These teams are well trained and they participate in youth festivals and win prizes and awards.

The college has been sensitive to the emerging academic realities and has introduced M. Com., M. B. A. and D. B. M. Courses.

This is the only college in the entire Satara district that offers instruction through the medium of English. Therefore, those who aspire higher education through the medium of English very much depend upon the college. The motto and the commitment of the college along with the aspects of the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha's lofty idealism have put the college in such a position that the expectations of the public about this college is very high. The parents, the alumni and the student want new courses (Diploma and Certificate) so that new areas of knowledge can be made available to the students.

The college is well kept and carefully managed. The infrastructure facilities are very good. The achievements in sports and games are remarkably good. With different kinds of facilities, with tremendous public support and with a management ready to extend help, the college can grow to great heights if it pays sharper attention to matters of teaching, learning, especially with respect to the M.B.A. course and if it starts highly specialized and challenging diploma and certificate courses.

The Peer Team considers that there are a number of features of the college that it would wish to commend. Nevertheless, there are also concerns that the Team would like to bring to the attention of the authorities for future academic improvement. The Team would like to commend on :

Encouragement and support extended by the management to the institution.

Esthetic sense shown in maintaining the campus.

Role of the institution in encouraging sports, resulting in international participation. One girl student who demonstrated yogic poses while remaining on a rope deserves admiration. She deserves to be encouraged.

Performance of NCC, NSS and cultural cell are highly admirable.

The areas of concerns and suggestions are given below.

The college could start certificate / diploma courses in Gandhian Thought, Consumer Protection, Feminism, Taxation, Human Resource Management, Hospitality Management, Co-operative Management and Financial Services.

The college should also take initiatives to start various programmes to help the students for their overall personality development.

The national and international journals in the library must be well used by making the students and the teachers holding pointed discussions on the articles in the journals.

The teachers should be motivated to submit research projects to the funding agencies like the UGC, the AICTE, and other funding bodies.

There is ample scope for introducing vocational courses in emerging areas of study, in consultation with business and service sectors and local industry.

Formal linkages may be established with the nearby industries, corporate, banks and such other organizations to provide on-job-training and to share practical expertise.

The college has the potential to further strengthen its extension activities.

Consultancy / extension services could be designed in collaboration with the sister institutions. It could be inter-disciplinary, inter-collegiate projects.

There is great need and scope for updating the curriculum. Authorities may consider this aspect favourably. Those areas which are difficult to be accommodated in the University syllabi can be offered by certificate / diploma courses.

To effect better communication skills in English, appropriate strategies are to be used. The English department should be strengthened so that it can offer remedial courses. A language laboratory is needed in the English Department.

Appointing teachers on temporary and on clock hourly basis to teach post-graduate programmes is not in the interest of healthy academic culture. The management, the college authorities and those concerned with the quality of higher education need to make concerted efforts to fill the teaching vacancies on a regular basis in accordance with recruitment procedures.

The AICTE regulations stipulate that there should be a minimum of seven full time core faculty drawn from specified areas (Finance, Production, Marketing, Economics, Organisational Behaviour and Psychology, Mathematics, and Statistics) exclusively for carrying out the M.B.A. programme. This norm should be adhered to.

The core faculty members meant to teach management courses must undergo various faculty training programmes organized by the IIMs. Therefore the faculty of this college should be trained in IIMs.

Skills development is an integral part of Business Studies. Therefore, the faculty of this college should impart skills development training to the students.

All members of the faculty must try to enroll themselves as members of national bodies like All India Management Association and All India Commerce Association.

Role play, Case study method, and management games are to be made an integral part of the academic programme.

A placement cell should be formalized, headed by a senior teacher.

The library should be modernized by providing CD-ROM, INFLIBNET, CAL packages and Internet facilities for the students and the teachers.

The Peer Team thanks the Principal, the staff members, the management and the students for their co-operation.

Prof. M. Muniyamma

Prof. Sankaran Ravindran
Member Co-ordinator

Prof. B. Bakkappa

Dr. R. B. Bavadhankar

Place : Satara

Date : 7th February 2004

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