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Amolakchand Mahavidyalaya, Yavatmal (Yeotmal), Maharashtra
Amolakchand Mahavidyalaya, Yavatmal (Yeotmal), Maharashtra
Yavatmal (Yeotmal) (District Yavatmal (Yeotmal))
Maharashtra, IndiaPin Code : 445001
Amolakchand Mahavidyalaya, Yavatmal (Yeotmal) Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Amolakchand Mahavidyalaya, Yavatmal (Yeotmal) Maharashtra was established on / in 1962.
Amolakchand Mahavidyalaya, Yavatmal (Yeotmal) Maharashtra is situated in Yavatmal (Yeotmal) of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Yavatmal (Yeotmal) comes under Yavatmal (Yeotmal) Tehsil, Yavatmal (Yeotmal) District.
Fax # of Amolakchand Mahavidyalaya, Yavatmal (Yeotmal) Maharashtra is (07232) 244687.
Contact Person(s) of the Amolakchand Mahavidyalaya, Yavatmal (Yeotmal) Maharashtra is (are): Commerce Dept Head: D.J.MOOL.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Amolakchand Mahavidyalaya, Yavatmal (Yeotmal) Maharashtra are 09890047278.
Website of Amolakchand Mahavidyalaya, Yavatmal (Yeotmal) Maharashtra is Amolakchandmahavidyalaya.org.
Contact Details of Amolakchand Mahavidyalaya, Yavatmal (Yeotmal) Maharashtra are : 07232-256234
Governing Body: 1 Shri. Vijay Darda (MP) 2 Ad. Subhash Agrawal 3 Ad. Sureshchandra Bora 4 Shri Prakash Chopda 5 Shri Balkisanji Jajoo
Amolakchand Mahavidyalaya, Yavatmal (Yeotmal) Maharashtra runs course(s) in Law, Degree stream(s).
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NAAC report of Amolakchand MahavidyalayaSECTION 1 : INTRODUCTION
The Amolakchand Mahavidyalaya is affiliated to the Amravati University. It was established in 1956 by Vidya Prasarak Mandal, to implement the following objectives :
To promote and impart education in literature, arts, science, commerce, law and diffusion of cultural and useful knowledge.
To impart moral, physical, cultural, literary, scientific, technical, vocational and professional education.
To promote research in all fields of knowledge
To make students better citizens of the world.
The College is a grant-in-aid institution and has been recognised by UGC under 2f in June 1972. It is located in rural area with a campus spread over 39 acres. The College offers 6 undergraduate programmes, 9 post-graduate degree programmes, 2 Ph.D. programmes and 1 P G Diploma programme.
Under the aegis of the College there are 5 Faculties viz. Science, Arts, Commerce, Law, Home Science and 18 departments across the various faculties of the College.
There are 48 permanent teachers among which 9 have Ph.D. qualifications, 8 possess M. Phil. degree and 31 have Masters degree. The total number of temporary teachers is 45, 1 of them is Ph.D. and the remaining 44 have Masters degree in the respective fields. The College has 47 technical staff and 23 administrative staff members.
At the undergraduate level there are totally 2,444 students with 3 students from other states of India. In all there are 837 female students and 1,607 male students. At the post graduate level the total number of students are 771 among them 325 are female and 436 are male students. There are 3 female and 7 male students from other parts of India studying at the College. Four students are enrolled in the Ph.D. programme. The self-financed course has an enrolment of 49 students with 16 female and 33 male students.
In terms of infrastructure facilities the College has a Central Library with library holding of aprox. 50,000 books. It has a computer center, welfare schemes and a credit society. There are no linkages at national and international level.
Vidya Prasark Mandal does not manage any other College. Besides receiving grants from the Government, the College raises funds by various fund raising drives, alumni association activities and through fees received from self-financed courses.
A Peer Team comprising of Dr. Veena R. Mistry, former Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The M. S. University of Baroda, (Chairperson), Prof. S.P. Pani, Director, CDC Utkal University, (Member) and Dr. Christine Rebello, Principal, St. Francis College for Women, Secunderabad (Member, Co-ordinator) visited the college from 19th - 20th December, 2003. As per the usual practice of NAAC the team interacted with members of the management committee, the principal, teachers and staff, students, parents and alumni of the College. It also examined various documents and visited different facilities so as to validate the self-study report.
Based on the above exercise and the criteria provided by NAAC, the Peer Team has assessed the College and given its judgment. It has considered the strengths and commendable features of the college including its programmes and functioning, as well as areas of concerns as reflected in the peer team 's discussions.
SECTION 2 : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I : CURRICULAR ASPECTS
Amolakchand Mahavidyalaya offers a wide range of under graduate and post graduate programmes. This is a multi faculty college with faculties of science, home science, arts and social sciences and law. There are 10 departments in the science stream viz. Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Electronics and Computer Science. Seven course options are available in the Science faculty. The Arts departments include Music, Literature in English, Hindi & Marathi offering compulsory general English and second languages in Hindi & Marathi. The faculty of Social Sciences has departments in History, Economics, Political Science and Philosophy. There is a self- financing Postgraduate Degree in Mass Communication & Journalism and Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management .
Most of these courses of study are career oriented and offer opportunity for vertical mobility to students within the portals of the same institution. Efforts are afoot to get sanction for a 5 years integrated law programme and postgraduate diploma in taxation.
Though the college has provided for vertical mobility of students by starting postgraduate departments in Sciences, Social Sciences and Commerce some departments have been forced to close down Post Graduate courses due to lack of students. Currently the departments of Physics, Chemistry, Commerce, English, Hindi, Marathi, Economics, History and Political Science continue to run the Postgraduate programmes. The Amravati University has recognized the departments of Physics and Electronics as centers for research leading to Ph.D. The process of establishment of a virtual learning center in the department of Electronics in collaboration with ISRO is on the anvil.
CRITERION II : TEACHING - LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Amolakchand College admits all eligible students seeking admission to this college at the undergraduate and the postgraduate levels. Most students come from rural and semi urban areas. The admission committee finalizes all admission according to university norms. Preferential admission is given to sports persons. The Law faculty gets more number of applicants than seats available.
Students are assessed through informal class room interaction in order to guide them in the proper choice of subjects. While the advanced learners are identified and helped through individual guidance offering additional reference books. There is no provision for caring for the academically disadvantaged.
The staff is recruited as per university and the State government norms. The staff is required to prepare teaching plans for the entire academic year under the guidance of the head of the department. The principal reviews these plans at the end of each term. The syllabi are unitized as required by the university. The teachers engage extra classes to complete the teaching - learning process. The lecture method is supplemented by use of audio-visual aids such as charts, models, overhead projector, guest lectures, field visits and seminars especially by the departments of science. There are 181 teaching days, 241 working days. The ratio of full-time teachers to part-time teachers is 48:45 which is quite alarming. The college prospectus provides information of the evaluation methods adopted by the college and the university.
The college adopts the self appraisal form the Amravati University. The critic by the Principal is also recorded and communicated to the Governing Body.
CRITERION III : RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
Involvement in pursuit of research by the staff is one of the stated goals of the management which encourages the staff to conduct research and offers the services of a research committee. Nine staff members have doctoral degree, four are currently involved in part-time research and 8 are M. Phil. holders. One department has a UGC project with a project outlay of Rs. 44,000/-. The department of Electronics & Physics have been recognized as research center/laboratory by Amravati University. The management encourages the staff members to attend conferences, seminars and workshops to get an on - site experience of current trends of research in their subjects.
There is no consultancy offered by the college. Participation in extension work is limited to NCC & NSS students. The NCC cadets have won laurels for the college by participating in the National Republic Day Parade consecutively for the past two years. A number of programmes are organized in collaboration with NGOs like Jaycees, Rotary, Lion & Giants. NSS & NCC get a through exposure to the socio-economic conditions of the poor through camps, health and hygiene awareness, adult education, blood donation, environmental awareness and conducting camps for holding diet clinics to counseling.
Sports Department boasts of having several university color bearers.
CRITERION IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The College is located in 39 acres campus with a large built up area. In view of the large number of programmes and the large number of students, the infrastructures is used at its optimum level. The College has well designed master plan to take care of its present and future needs. The UGC assistance alone would not be sufficient to meet the needs of expansion. The College ought to develop a strategy including resource generation for expansion and maintenance. Its provision for maintenance is low and expenditure is even less than the provision. The College's workshop lends a helping hand in maintenance of furniture. Public competitive examinations are held in the college and it also permits others to use its infrastructure. The College is not able to develop greenery, as there is lack of water.
The library has facilities include book bank, reprography and computer. The College doesn't extend open access to the students. Books are classified and card catalogue facility is available. In a small way library automation has began. Software for library automation has been procured keeping in view the local needs. About one tenth of the stock has been entered. Regular stock verification of books has been carried out. Though old textbooks have not been weeded out, they have been separated and kept apart. The number of seats available in the reading and reference section falls short of requirement. Excepting the zoology department no other department has developed departmental library.
The College has 27 computers. The hardware needs to be upgraded. Presently the departments have not been provided with computers excepting the computer science department. It is planned to provide computers to Physics and Electronics department. The Jawahar Computer Center with five nodes on LAN and another five PC's are mostly used by the junior college. The commerce students of degree classes also use the facility. The Center has been built with MP LAD fund. Dial up Internet facility is available here but is not accessible to others. It is used only for online tests of the junior college. There is another computer center with the computer science department. The college office has been provided with number of computers. The Principal's office is also equipped with computer & accessories.
The College has adequate facility for games and sports. The health facility is limited to a check up. The college has developed good infrastructure in association with district NCC office. These facilities are used for NCC activities of near by educational institutions.
The degree course in journalism is being offered without minimum equipment support even though it is offered under self-financing scheme. The PG courses in language and social sciences do not have adequate support in terms of qualified manpower, library etc.
Large portion of college building require attention in terms of maintenance and cleanliness.
CRITERION V : STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The drop out rate is very high in all subjects and particularly in languages, social sciences and commerce course. Certain departments who have conducted unit end and tests and special classes before supplementary examinations have lower rates of drop out. The College has not been able to motivate students for remedial and bridge courses, the UGC allotment for the same has remained unutilized.
None of the students have qualified in UGC NET/GATE/GRE etc. in recent past. Years ago the progression rate was very high and the college has rendered laudable service in creating the first generation of educated class in and around Yavatmal. The students crave for information on openings for higher education out side Yavatmal and have little access to such information. The life science departments have a lower rate of drop out. Three to four students have been admitted in to M.Sc. Biotechnology Course at Amravati University. Progression to P.G. courses is sought at Amravati and Nagpur Universities. The college has also not kept a record of students pursuing higher courses elsewhere.
The College collects feed back from the students using the NAAC format. The College has translated it into Marathi for greater clarity. This is a welcome step. The College is yet to analyze the same. Some suggestions emerging out of these in terms of amenities have been attended to. The College publishes its prospectus annually. Government funded financial assistance is available to the students.
The level of co-curricular activities is routine and normal. The involvement of science students is rather low. Such activities should not be merely event based. The NCC has done good work. Large numbers of students are color holders in sports.
CRITERION VI : ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The Local Management Committee administers the College with the Principal. The College had appointed an internal/external committee to suggest changes in management practices and its suggestion have been carried out partially. The College maintains Self Appraisal Reports of the teachers as per University norms. The College has conducted a training programme for non-teaching employee. The fee structure is very low as per the university norms. The credit and consumer societies of the college are functioning well.
The College does not have an institutionalized grievance redressal mechanism.
Office automation has been introduced. In phases about fourteen non-teaching employees have been trained in use of computers out of which about five use computers. The daily collection transaction and the salary bill have been computerized. Tailor made software has been procured from Nagpur.
As a whole the departments are insulated from each other, often do not use available expertise from each other. There is effective convergence between Physics and Electronics Departments. Expertise available in the Computer Science departments is not used for office automation and web site development. Expertise of Journalism departments is not used for college magazines and other public relation activities. Teamwork is hardly visible. At the Management's initiative fundraising has taken place. Management has also provided funds to meet the short fall on account of non-release of non-salary grant by the Government. Accounts are audited regularly and maintained properly.
CRITERION VII : HEALTHY PRACTICES
The Mechanisms and processes for internal quality checks include checking of institution's functioning by a committee set-up by the Vidya Prsarak Mandal. Regular meetings by the Principal also maintains quality checks with teachers.
The establishment of Jawahar Computer Center aids some students in access to computer education and usage.
The college has introduced the NACC Performa for student evaluation
Some departments in the College conduct unit-tests and give examination to the students so as to help their performance at the university examinations.
The participation of students in activities such as NCC, NSS and sports is commendable. Two students have been selected to participate in the National Republic Day parade and many students had represented the University in various sports and games. Organization of these programmes also helps instilling value orientation and community services. The institution collects funds from various resources including the alumni.
The College has made effort to inculcate a research climate in few departments. The Amaravati University has recognized the departments of Physics and Electronics for doctoral research.
SECTON 3 : OVERALL ANALYSIS
In consonance with its objectives, the College offers a range of courses in traditional areas and some front line areas. Among these some can be pursued till Masters and doctoral levels.
There are some courses, which are career oriented, and the college also offers self-financed programmes. A 5 Years Law degree course is on the anvil.
The teaching-learning method though primarily lecture oriented includes other methods such as seminars, guest lectures etc.
The introduction of the NAAC Performa for student evaluation is commendable
The college has organized 3 UGC workshops, 1 LSEAR workshop and 1 National convention.
Teachers have opportunity to attend National and International level seminars.
The College has persons designated for extension and other co-curricular activities. Various community oriented and outreach programmes are conducted in collaboration with NGOs.
The Virtual Learning Center in collaboration with ISRO will benefit the academic climate of the college.
The College has an informal alumni association.
There is an internal co-coordinating and monitoring mechanism with support from Local management committee and other committees.
Professional development programmes are conducted for the non-teaching staff. Automation of the administrative and library holdings is a good effort.
The College also has societies and clubs for welfare and recreation of staff and students.
While the College has a vast array of traditional and a few front line courses there is a need to establish more career-oriented courses in these areas. The diversification of courses should be done with rural orientation and emphasis on entrepreneurship.
Extension and community outreach programmes should have a vision and not be sporadic but have a concerted long-term view.
Research activities need to be strengthened and teachers/departments should be involved in consultations.
The infrastructure especially the buildings, furniture need proper maintenance.
The Library needs a complete overhaul in terms of; reorganization of space, deleting old books, ordering relevant new books and most importantly provide reading space for students and staff. For a large population of the students at the college and the junior college the sitting capacity of the reading room is inadequate.
Computerization and Internet access needs to be strengthened.
There is a need to establish a Grievance Cell.
There is also a need for girls' common room.
The college should establish a study center to guide and counsel students for career orientation and competitive examinations.
Each department and faculty seems to work independently and in isolation with minimal coordination and linkage with each other. Intra-institute interaction needs to be strengthened.
While some teachers are involved in various activities and are motivated, others need to be involved in the activities of the College. A large number of teachers being appointed on clock hour basis could be the reason for the minimal involvement.
There is a need to start functional English, bridge and remedial courses.
The department of Home Science and Mass Communication need improved buildings and equipment for laboratories.
All the stakeholders viz, the Management, the Principal, teachers, administrators and alumni need to deliberate upon the future plan of college. There is a need to reflect, review, consolidate and then plan for relevant as well as need based expansion of the programmes.
The Peer Team places on record it's appreciation of the co-operation lent by the Principal, Teachers and Staff of the Amolakchand Mahavidyalaya and Chairman and Members of the Governing Board in successfully completing the validation and assessment process.
Prof. (Mrs.) Veena R. Mistry
Prof. S. P. Pani
Dr. Chrisine Rebello
Member - Co-ordinator
Dr. A. P. Deshpande
Place : Yavatmal (Maharashtra)
Date : 20th December, 2003
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