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Yashwantrao Chavan Institute of Social Sciences, Satara, Maharashtra


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Yashwantrao Chavan Institute of Social Sciences, Satara, Maharashtra
Address:Karad, Jakatwadi
Satara (District Satara)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 415001


Yashwantrao Chavan Institute of Social Sciences, Satara Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Aided. Yashwantrao Chavan Institute of Social Sciences, Satara Maharashtra is managed by Society: Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Karmveer Samadhi Parisar, Powai Naka, SATARA-415 001. Yashwantrao Chavan Institute of Social Sciences, Satara Maharashtra was established on / in 1965.


Principal of Yashwantrao Chavan Institute of Social Sciences, Satara Maharashtra is Dr.Arvind Burungale, Dr. K. G. Kanade.

Yashwantrao Chavan Institute of Social Sciences 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.

Fax # of Yashwantrao Chavan Institute of Social Sciences, Satara Maharashtra is +91-2162-234392.

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Registrar : Dr.A.J.Sakate 9763970914 (Registrar / Head Clerk).


Contact Details of Yashwantrao Chavan Institute of Social Sciences, Satara Maharashtra are : +91-2162-234392


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Yashwantrao Chavan Institute of Social Sciences, Satara Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
B.Sc.(Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Botany-Seed, Botany-P.P., Electronics, Statistics, Mathematics, Zoology, Zoo-Fisheries, Microbiology, ), M.Sc.(Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Microbiology), 11th & 12th Science, MCVC Courses

Approval details: Yashwantrao Chavan Institute of Social Sciences is affiliated with Shivaji University, Kolhapur


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SECTION I : INTRODUCTION
Yashvantrao Chavan Institute of Science, Satara, Maharashtra, is affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur. The University Grants Commission recognized the college under section 2(f) of UGC Act in 1968. The college has volunteered for assessment and accreditation by National Assessment and Accreditation Council.

NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof. M. Muniyamma, former Vice-Chancellor, Gulbarga University, Karnataka, as the Chairperson, Dr. Sankaran Ravindran, Professor and Head, Department of English, University of Calicut, Kerala, as the Member-Coordinator, and Dr. B. Bakkappa, Dean, Professor and Chairman, Department of Business Administration, Kuvempu University, Davangere, Karnataka, as a member.

The Peer Team visited the college on the 4th and the 5th February 2004, after having carefully perused and analyzed the self-study report submitted by the institution. During the institutional visit, the team went through the relevant documents and visited all the academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution. The Peer Team also interacted at length with the managing body, Head of the Institution, the faculty, the non-teaching staff, the students, the parents and the alumni of the institution. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the seven criteria identified by the NAAC, the Peer Team has assessed the institution as presented in the following pages.

Yashvantrao Chavan Institute of Science was started in June 1958 as the Science wing of Chhatrapati Shivaji College, which came into existence in 1947. In 1959, this wing was separated from the college and a separate identity was given to it as a Science College. In 1965, the Institute got named after the then Deputy Prime Minister of India, the late Yashvantrao Chavan. The college is run by Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, a premier educational society founded by Padmabhushan the late Dr. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil in 1919. This management has a network of institutions offering education to over four lakh students of this region. Rayat Shikshan Sanstha emphasizes the education of the downtrodden, the poor and the ignored and it has now 671 institutions, 18901 employees.

The Institute has 4.28 acres of land and an inbuilt area of 7,543 sq.m. The college has a main building, a central library, buildings for vocational courses, UGC sponsored laboratories, a conference hall, a computer centre, a separate hostel for women, a canteen, residential quarters, guest accommodation facility, vehicle parking facility, sports facilities and an administrative building.

It is a grant-in-aid institution with 10 departments offering 14 subjects of study, leading to B. Sc. Degrees of nine specializations and one post-graduate course in Botany - Plant Protection. At present, there are 1340 students. The unit cost is Rs. 25,397/-.

There are 74 permanent teachers out of whom 18 are Ph. D. holders, 26 M. Phil. holders and 43 post-graduate degree holders, and 10 of them part time teachers. The non-teaching staff includes 74 technical staff and 19 administrative staff.

SECTION II : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
The college has ten Departments : Mathematics, Physics, Electronics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Botany-Plant Protection, Zoology, Microbiology, Statistics and English. There are eleven B.Sc. programmes : Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Electronics, Chemistry, Botany-Plant Protection, Botany-Seed Technology, Zoology, Microbiology and Fisheries. The number of students in the B.Sc. programme is 1309.

Another bachelor level course offered in Computer Science (B.C.S.) has 87 students. The only M. Sc. programme offered is in Botany-Plant Protection and student strength is 31.

As the college is affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur, it has to follow the syllabi and the scheme of examination prescribed by the University for the under-graduate and post-graduate programmes.

The under-graduate students have choices to select optional subjects from Physical Science, Biological Science and Computer Science. Horizontal mobility is limited due to the limitations of the University scheme.

The college offers a number of certificate courses, which are : (1) Tissue Culture (2) Yoga, (3) Cookery, (4) MS-CIT. Vocational courses offered by the college are: Electric Wireman and Motor Rewinding courses.

The three-year under-graduate degree course demands the candidate taking four subjects in the first year, three in the second year and one in the third year. The Departments of this science college are well equipped in terms of the faculty-strength and essential study facilities. The college is the largest single faculty (Science) college in the University. The college has a distinction of its being the only college under Shivaji University with a post-graduate programme. The college has a Bachelor's and a post-graduate programme in Library Science and Information Technology in association with YCMOU.

Criterion II : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The marks obtained in the qualifying examination and the classes in the university regulations are the deciding factors with respect to the admission of the students to the teaching programmes of the college. The college can exercise its own judgment on admission matters in the case of the self-financing courses. Although the college is situated in an urban area, majority of the students belongs to rural background. The communication skills the students have developed are satisfactory though there is much work to be done in this direction for further improvement.

The percentage of pass in the B. Sc. and the M. Sc. examinations is impressive. With respect to the B. Sc., the percentage of pass is 87 on an average and about the M. Sc. programme the percentage is 76. A few students especially, those from Zoology and Botany, find a place in rank list of the University almost every year.

The teaching Departments are strong in terms of the faculty strength and other teaching facilities. Out of a total number of 75 teachers, 18 are Ph. D. holders, 26 have M. Phil. and out of the remaining 45, an impressive number of teachers pursue research for higher degrees.

Six of the members of the faculty of the college are members of the University Boards of Studies in various subjects, and fifteen teachers of the college are members of the subcommittees of different subjects and thus they also contribute to the outcome of the work of the Boards of Studies. The Head of the Department of Chemistry is the Chairman of the Board of Studies in Chemistry and also a member of the Academic Council.

The laboratories attached to the Departments are well equipped.

The lecture classes for the B. Sc. I and III are from 10.40 A.M. to 2.40 P.M. and the practical classes are from 2.40 P.M. to 6.15 P.M. Regarding B. Sc. II the lecture classes are from 2.40 P.M. to 5.30 P.M. and practical are from 10.40 A.M. to 2.40 P.M.

The general academic performance, the research projects completed, the papers published and the seminars held and attended have made the faculty very promising. A good number of teachers have published textbooks for college students, which also has a healthy reflection on their teaching.

Final evaluation of the students is done through the University examinations, for which the students get prepared in the college and the results are very good.

The talented students are identified and are included in the Talent Batch and are especially encouraged to pursue various kinds of research work, generally under COSIP.

The teachers prepare annual teaching plan and the lesson notes for the classes at the beginning of the year. Group discussion, work-assignments, projects and seminars are organized to strengthen the programme. Education tours are organized. The teachers use OHP, transparencies, maps, charts, models, diagrams and other teaching aids.

Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
The faculty is well oriented to research. Workshops and seminars are held on campus. In 2002-2003, 7 workshops were held. The faculty as a whole has attended a very good number of seminars and workshops since 2000, and these programmes have been held on different levels : district, state, national and international. All the teachers put together have published 155 research based papers since 2000.

By the year 2002, the college completed research project worth Rs. 4,38,500/-. The funding for the ongoing research projects is Rs. 2,00,000/-. The college has submitted eleven projects to the UGC and to other funding agencies.

Botany department has 15 teachers out of whom nine members are Ph. D. holders and five members are M. Phil. holders. The Department offers M. Sc. in Botany - Plant Protection. It offers a self-financing course in Seed Technology. The Department also has a good record of having completed 7 research projects and has now 3 ongoing projects.

A faculty member of Microbiology has obtained 5 patents in Biochemistry. The Departments helps the public in testing water.

Fisheries is a specialized subject taught by the Department of Zoology.

The Department of Chemistry has 20 members on its faculty, out of whom four members are Ph. D. holders and seven members are M. Phil. holders.

Although only a few Departments have been specially mentioned, almost all the Departments are active in research, taking up research projects, conducting seminars and participating in other research oriented work.

The extension activities are mainly carried out by the NSS and the NCC wings of the college. But, the teaching Departments also interact with the public and take the message of higher education to the people of this region.

The NSS specially adopted one village, and for the work done there, the village received an award of Rs. 2,00,000/-. It also collected and sent Rs. 77,000/- for the earthquake victims of Gujrath. The unit carries out other useful programmes like Blood Donation Camps, and AIDS Awareness programmes.

The NCC unit is also active with its 54 cadets and it has made its presence felt among the local people by assisting local authorities in times of need. 'C' certificate holders are 40 and 'B' certificate holders are 65. These numbers cover the period of 2000 to 2003. A good number of cadets joined different cores of the armed forces.

Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Yashvantrao Chavan Institute of Science, Satara is located in a prominent place of Satara town. It has a beautifully maintained campus, spreading over 4.28 acres of land with 7542.28 sq.m. of built-up area. The college has good infrastructure facilities like classrooms, staff rooms, laboratories, administrative office, Principal's chamber, ladies room, and library etc. The campus has 28 classrooms and 29 laboratories of which 21 classrooms and 22 laboratories are used by the senior college, other rooms are used for running the junior college. Most of the infrastructure facilities are shared with the junior college. The college has separate girls' hostel built with the help of UGC grants. This hostel has seven living rooms, one guest room, rector accommodation and a kitchen with a big dining hall. This facility is again shared by junior college students.

Library has 22,918 volumes and it subscribes for 14 journals and 14 periodicals. It enjoys inter-library borrowing facility with other institutions. It has three computers. Library computerization is in progress. There is no photocopying facility within the library, but this facility is given to the students on the campus. A Library Advisory Committee is constituted under the chairmanship of the Principal of the college, the Librarian is the Secretary of the Committee. Book bank facility is given to the students. There is a separate reading room. The library is kept open even on Sundays for the B. Lib. and I. Sc. students and M.Lib. Sc. students.

This college has separate Central Computer facility. It has 25 computers and other required hardware. Eight computers are connected with Internet facility. The Computer Centre is kept open between 10.30 A.M. to 6.00 P.M. Almost all the Departments have computer facility. In the campus there is a separate institute of Information Technology, which provides additional computer, and information technology services to the staff and the students.

The college, with the help of other institutions, runs a separate health centre within the campus. One of the faculty members possessing an M.B.B.S. degree is available for a few hours to provide this facility.

This college has one Basketball court and two Volleyball grounds. A few Table Tennis tables and Cricket kits are available. There is a Double Bar, Weight Lifting Set and Dumbbells are also available for exercise. Students are using Zilla Parishad ground for Cricket and Football. College rewards outstanding sports person with a cash prize of Rs. 1000 and a tracksuit. There are three national level Basketball players in the college. The college has won many zonal level prizes.

Apart from these physical infrastructure facilities, the college has a botanical garden, a poly house, a canteen, vehicle parking sheds, a ladies room, and a guest room.

Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
This college has good academic environment. About 98% of the students appears for the qualifying examination, and the dropout rate is just 2%. Pass percentage is above the average percentage of University results. More than 30% of the students pursue higher education. A good number of students are engaged in COSIP research project. Alumni of the college serve in different professions such as Public Administration, Medicine, Engineering and teaching and there are also Industrialists.

Students are getting various forms of financial aids such as Merit Scholarships, Air Force Scholarships, Backward Class Scholarships, Freeships, Rayat Sevak Freeship and Shivaji University Scholarship. During the last two-year period, 1963 students availed themselves of different types of financial aids. The college has an Employment and Guidance Committee. The committee provides the required guidance to the students to help them get employment. Recently, the college has started a Competitive Examination Guidance Centre. The college has a Parent-Teacher scheme. Under this scheme, all the students of the college are distributed to the teachers as their wards. Each teacher is assigned 15 to 20 students. Throughout the year, the teacher is attached to the students. This has helped the students to get personal counseling from the teachers.

The college has an Alumni Association; it is active in planning its future programmes. The policies and criteria of admission are made clear through prospectus, updated every year. Recreational and leisure time facilities like indoor games, debate clubs, art centre, audio-visual facilities are available to the students. The college publishes a college magazine 'Parijatak' every year. It has a Nature Club and a Lady Students Welfare Committee.

Criterion VI : Organization and Management
Yashvantrao Chavan Institute of Science, Satara, is established and managed by Rayat Shikshan Sanstha. It has a well-developed and clearly defined organizational structure. At the apex level, the Chairman acts as a Head of the Executive Committee and is assisted by the Vice-President and the Secretary. There is a Local Management Committee constituted as per the Maharashtra University Act, 1994. Both the teaching and the non-teaching staff are represented in the committee. This committee has succeeded in translating the dreams of the founder of the institution into reality. The Local Management Committee has decentralized its activities in order to smoothen functioning of the college, and also various sub-committees have been constituted. The Principal of the college and the Heads of the Departments are the members of these sub-committees. Students are also provided with the opportunities to express their views on different issues with respect to the college administration. There is an inbuilt mechanism to check the efficiency of the non-teaching staff. Non-teaching staff is encouraged to undergo various training programmes. There has been no change in the fee structure during the last few years. The college has succeeded in forming and implementing a balanced budget. There is an internal check system in the organization. Internal audit precedes the government audit. Both the students and the staff members are benefited by various welfare schemes in the college. They have grievance redressal mechanism to solve the problems of employees and students.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
The college employs various mechanisms like students' feedback on classroom teaching, teacher-wise analysis of the subject performance in the university examination, and self-appraisal report of teaching staff to serve internal quality assurance scheme.

Most of the senior members of teaching faculty are members of respective Boards of Studies of the University, playing an active role in designing & reviewing the curricula. Some of them serve on the Science faculty, the Academic Council and the Senate of Shivaji University.

Botany, Chemistry and Statistics Departments organized University level workshops for restructuring the syllabi.

Modular courses, such as courses in Cookery, Yoga and Tissue Culture, are conducted.

The college also offers career-oriented courses in Electric Wiring and Motor Armature Rewinding, which are mainly designed for the school dropouts and disadvantaged students.

UGC sanctioned vocational courses are also offered.

The talented students are identified and are specially trained.

There is a Parent-Teacher scheme wherein 15-20 students are looked after by one teacher.

Various co-curricular activities like : essay writing, elocution competition, quiz competition, Microbiology quiz, science exhibition, poster painting, slogan writing and house decoration are conducted regularly.

Workshops in association with GO and NGO on entrepreneurship are conducted.

There is a 'Staff Academy' providing a platform for teachers to share their research and teaching activities.

The administrative staff is trained in Computer application and auditing.
The teachers are actively engaged in research. Some of them have completed UGC research projects and some are working on research projects.

The college helps in organizing the activities of 'Maharashtra Talent Search Examination'.

Personality development of students is done through various co-curricular activities like quiz competition, Microbiology quiz, startstrom, and essay writing etc.

The college also imparts value-based education by conducting Yoga classes.
Self-financing modular courses in Cookery and Yoga are designed for lady students.

Physics and Electronics Departments have fabricated an indigenous Electronic Score Board with Buzzer facility used for quiz competition.

The Flora and the Fauna of Satara Tehsil have been surveyed by the Biology Students.

The Computer Science Department has been recognized as a Network Access Centre.

Inter personal relationship and personalized care of students are very good.

SECTION III : OVERALL ANALYSIS
Yashvantrao Chavan Institute of Science has taken effective steps to fulfill and realize the vision and to achieve the goals and the aspirations, for which it was established in 1965. Its merit arises out of the sharp focus it has given to the exclusive studies in one area : Science subjects. The strength of the staff in each Department is quite admirable. The faculty has developed interest in research and has realized the value of research. A desire to do well is reflected in every sphere of its activities. It has got an attractive campus, with well maintained buildings, sufficiently equipped laboratories, and carefully managed self-supporting services. The sense of discipline shared by all the components of the college is fine.

Commendations :
The sense of dedication shared by the faculty, staff and students is good.

The college has successfully generated and sustained interest of the students for their participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

The academic achievements of the Departments as manifested itself in the pass percentage of the students of the college in the University examination is consistently high, and it is always higher than that of pass percentage of the University.

The college displays missionary zeal to work for the benefit of the local community and it has led the college in introducing vocational / entrepreneurial elements in the basic sciences like Botany, Zoology and Physics.

The college has very good programmes for future developments : Post-graduate programmes in Biotechnology, Microbiology and Zoology, diploma courses in Food Technology, Dairy Technology and Agriculture.

SUGGESTIONS :
Growth potential of the college should be realized by offering programmes oriented towards rural needs, rural environmental studies, rural entrepreneurship, Home science, paramedical courses etc.

A language laboratory should be established and thereby the study of English can be strengthened. The college should also strengthen the English faculty.
Creation of vibrant atmosphere for inter-departmental interactions may enthuse the departments to take a more active part in research.

The faculty members should be motivated not only to publish their research work but also to submit more research projects to various funding agencies like DBT, DST, ICAR and MHRD.

A formal Counseling Cell and Placement Cell should be established.

The college may offer Agro-based short-term diploma / certificate courses like post-harvest technology, pest control methods, bio-fertilizers and water harvest and management.

The central library should be strengthened with the addition of the latest books in all disciplines. Internet, INFIBNET, CAL packages & CD-ROM facilities for the library will be of great help to the staff and the students.

The concept of reading room facilities and the concept of reference section should be redefined and the facilities should be made available to the students and the staff.

All those associated with Open University rpogramme should be shifted from the central library.

There should be more professionalism in the management of the library.

More number of post-graduate courses can be begun even with the existing academic resources.

Home Science Department can be started.

Adequate facility should be provided for outdoor games. The gymkhana needs building and many more facilities.

The consultancy should begun and it should be formal. All the Departments have to take serious attempts to offer consultancy.

The college should establish solid linkages with other institutes and suitable industries.

To effect better exposure of students to scholarship and research, well-known scientists may be invited as visiting faculty on campus. Each such invitee may spend a few days on campus.

Students should be taken out on visits to industries and scientific laboratories; if possible on-job-training should be provided.

The administrative staff can be given special training to help them develop communication skills.

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

Prof. M. Muniyamma
Chairperson

Dr. Sankaran Ravindran
Member-Co-ordinator

Prof. B. Bakkappa
Member

Mr. A. S. Mahadar
Principal

Place : Satara

Date : 5th February 2004

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