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ACHARYA JAWADEKAR COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Address:Muralidhar Nagar, Gargoti
Kolhapur (District Kolhapur)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 416209


ACHARYA JAWADEKAR COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, Kolhapur Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. ACHARYA JAWADEKAR COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, Kolhapur Maharashtra is also known as Dnyan Seva Tyag Acharya Jawadekar College of Education.
ACHARYA JAWADEKAR COLLEGE OF EDUCATION is situated in Kolhapur of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Kolhapur comes under Kolhapur Tehsil, Kolhapur District.

Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of ACHARYA JAWADEKAR COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, Kolhapur Maharashtra is (are) : 02324-220041.


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Number of seats in ACHARYA JAWADEKAR COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, Kolhapur Maharashtra is 80.
ACHARYA JAWADEKAR COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, Kolhapur Maharashtra runs course(s) in Education stream(s).
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INTRODUCTION :
Acharya Jawadekar College of Education, Gargoti 416209, Kolhapur Dist. was established during June, 1956 by Shri Mouni Vidyapeeth that was established during 1946 by the great educationist Dr. J.P. Naik and Late Dr. V.T. Patil. The Vidyapeeth is running a large number of educational institutions from KG to PG and its base objective is 'Rural reconstruction through education and education through reconstruction'. The College of Education is located in a rural area Gargoti, Bhudargad Taluka, in the District of Kolhapur of Maharashtra. It is a grant-in-aid college affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur and offers only B.Ed. programme. The college has a unique feature of offering eight teaching methods in 1] Marathi, 2] Hindi, 3] English, 4] History, 5] Geography, 6] Science, 7] Mathematics, and 8] Physical Education. There are 1+7 permanent teaching faculty with two of them having Ph.D. degree. The total intake is 80 and the college enjoys the recognition from NCTE since 01-12-2002. The unit cost of the educational training is Rs. 72,650.00 per student. The college has separate toilets for men and women students and also for the staff.

The peer team constituted by NAAC consisted of Prof. P. Venkataramaiah, Chairman, SRC-NCTE, Bangalore as Chairman and Co-ordinator, Dr. Grace Anne Mathews, Principal, Peet Memorial Training College, Mavetikara, Kerala and Prof. Santosh Panda, Staff Training and Research Institute, IGNOU, New Delhi as members. The team visited the college on October, 17 and 18, 2004 and interacted with the Principal, teaching staff, non-teaching staff, the Management, students, alumini, and the heads of practice teaching schools in addition to looking into the relevant documents needed to verify the data given in the Self Study Report by the college. Based on these the peer team made the following observations on each of the criteria stipulated by NAAC for the Assessment and Accreditation of an institution of Teacher Education.

CRITERION - I
CURRICULAR DESIGN & PLANNING
Acharya Jawadekar College of Education admits students selected through a central admission process. The college has no role to play in this process. The total number of teaching days is 180 as stipulated by NCTE. With 24 days of pre-practice preparation the college spends 76 days on teaching practice. It has ten practice teaching schools and each student does 30 practice lessons. Although the college does not have a scheme to assess the students' knowledge and skills at the beginning itself, it has a procedure to test the content knowledge of the subject after allotting to second methods. The speaking skill is tested in an informal way and the students are guided to improve their skills. The students who are unable to read and speak the language correctly are given special guidance for Marathi, Hindi and English with more stress being given to Marathi. In order to enrich their content knowledge assignments and library work are given to students. The advanced learners are also taken care of by encouraging them to get more library facilities.

The teachers have participated in the redesigning of B.Ed. syllabus at the University level. Within the framework of the syllabus framed by the University the students have the facility to choose an elective paper. They are also given the option to choose practicals from the list sent by the University. The college has introduced a new optional group i.e. Guidance and Counseling from the academic year 2001-02 onwards. In addition, the institution has adopted (i) Information Technology, and (ii) Career Information in career guidance as optional papers. These two subjects are designed by the Shivaji University. The staff and the students are striving hard to reach the goal of the Vidyapeeth. The participation of the college as a B.Ed. Centre of Yashawantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University has been helpful for the staff to keep themselves academically active.

The procedure adopted by the college to use multidisciplinary strategies in microteaching and models of teaching workshop, wherein science teachers are encouraged for language development and mathematics teachers make effort for personality development of students is really creditable. The students are involved in block teaching that helps them to face real classroom situation. The student teachers are helped to get the experience of school management and administration in teaching. This is done in allowing the student teachers to organize sports, school assembly, value education activities, essay writing, elocution, drawing etc. The college is regularly organising blood donation camps, AIDS awareness, Jata nirmoolan and environmental awareness programmes, and these programmes enrich and foster institution community networking. Preparation of a lesson observation notebook is a distinctive feature of the college.

CRITERION - II :
CURRICULAM TRANSACTION AND EVALUATION
The college prepares its academic calendar well in advance. The theory classes are planned from the first week itself. The weeks used for Internship also have theory, practice lessons and praticals as shown in the calendar. The students are encouraged to prepare teaching aids using low cost materials available around the institution and the community. Audio and video cassettes are also used. But, it is always desirable to use audio cassettes for recording the microteaching lessons of students and replay the same for helping them to identify their limitations; and this will definitely help the students to improve their teaching skills. The college has a good scheme in the preparation for practice teaching, by exposing the students to theoretical aspects and demonstration through YCMOU video cassettes and then making them to practice the skills. The students are also given simulated teaching and demonstration lessons. Another welcome feature in this college is the arrangement of workshops for the planning of lessons and pedagogic-content analysis. In the workshop each student is made to plan lessons in two methods. In order to effectively observe the lessons as peers, a printed lesson observation note book has been prepared and used by the college.

The teacher educator observes the lessons delivered by the student teachers taking various aspects into consideration and oral suggestions are given to them after each lesson. The student teachers are informed of the evaluation procedure in the beginning of the year. When the students' performance is below the minimum level, the candidate is asked to work again and again till he/she gets the minimum level of performance. It will be extremely useful to reconsider and reintroduce the practice of peer observation during practice teaching, and recording the feedback based on peer recording in a specially designed workbook as was prevalent before 1992. Similarly, the earlier practice of maintaining a student diary by each student should be reintroduced.

The teaching faculty is encouraged to attend various seminars. During the last two years 10 teachers have participated in two national seminars and 13 teachers in two state level seminars. The college has a good scheme of video recording the 'classroom teaching' of teacher educators (i.e. teachers) and show and discuss the teachinglearning process behaviour and limitations if any among the teachers in a group. The principal reviews the video lessons and the discussion, and he alongwith the teacher discuss the measures to be taken for improvement. As a matter of good practice, each teacher also submits self appraisal report which is reviewed by the principal. The same procedure is followed for the assessment of teachers by the students through a questionnaire. The policy of the institution is to analyse these for further improvement of the teaching-learning process.

The college has organized district level orientation courses for school teachers and head masters and also training programmes for college teachers on audult literacy. Teacher educators have participated in national seminars and are also involved in the revision of B.Ed. syllabus of the university. The principal has received more honours and three teachers are the recognised guides for Ph.D. and M.Phil. programmes of Shivaji University and YCMOU. All the faculty members are involved in one form of academic activity or another. There are no international or national linkages with other institution.

The college tries to maintain the existing value education system of high standard by exposing the students to the lectures of eminent personalities and also making them aware of the selfless history of Shri Mouni Vidyapeeth that runs the COE. The sense of civic responsibility is inculcated among the students during the two week internship and at other intervals by involving them in activities like anti-dowry movement, AIDS awareness rally, road safety services, street plays, literacy programme, Jata nirmoolan, cleaning of market by broomstick by teachers and students together etc. Some of the programmes have been video-recorded for the benefits of new students and the community at large. Some of the students are provided opportunity in the scheme of 'earning while learning' through the agricultural unit of the Vidyapeeth and also through part-time jobs. Some of the students are supported through hostel lodging and boarding free of cost. Students appreciated the MSCIT IT training programme of the COE which is a prestigious one; however, the college may focus on providing a minimum level of computer literacy to each student every year.

CRITERION - III :
RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND EXTENSION
A research committee is existing in the college and three senior faculty members are recognized guides of M.Phil. and Ph.D. of Shivaji University. Seven M.Phil. students and three Ph.D. scholars are doing research under their guidance. Out of M.Phil. scholars one has submitted the thesis recently. Three senior faculty members have published 2 to 3 books each and their books are prescribed as reference books for B.A., M.A., B.Ed. & M.Ed. in the University of Mumbai, Banaras Hindu University and Shivaji University. Many faculty members are members of various academic associations. The college does not have a separate co-ordinator for the extension activities. The college organizes a variety of extension programmes with the support of Panchayat Samithee, Tahasildar Office, Police Station etc. and NGOs such as Yoga Vidhya Dham, Nashik, Youth Clubs etc. For the outreach programmes, the college has got First Vanashree Award by the Maharashatra Government. The college has also received ' National Gold Star Award' as the only college under Shivaji University, and the Principal is the recipient of ' Life time Achievement Award'. Two other colleagues have received best book award from the Shivaji University, and some of the alumni have received best teacher award from the MHRD, Government of India.

Based on the existing research strength of the faculty, it is both desirable and beneficial to the college and also to the teacher educator community that the teachers intensify their research activities through action research projects, project received from national agencies like UGC, ICSSR, NCTE AND NCERT, as also converge community development activities with some R&D initiatives. Further, based on the little experience that the COE and the faculty have gathered while organizing some state level seminars, the faculty should be encouraged to organize state and national level conferences/ seminars, especially sponsored by professional associations like All Indian Association for Educational Technology, All India Association for Educational Research, and Indian Association for Teacher Education. While there is an urgent need to augment the existing ET and IT facilities, it is crucial for the college and its faculty and students that a language laboratory be established with latest audio/video materials, and that at least 4-5 national level journals be subscribed in the COE library.

The COE and its faculty historically have the strength in their intensive involvement in extension activities in the community as noted earlier in this report. Since the college believes in the motto of the Vidyalaya 'Education for Rural Reconstruction' these activities need to be intensified as well as broadbased with builtin monitoring, evaluation and action research provisions.

CRITERION - IV :
INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college, located in a hilly area, has its own building surrounded by a number of trees. The infrastructural facilities are made available to external agencies such as Panchayat Samitee, Teachers' organization, YCMOU etc. They have initiated action to establish a 'Virtual Learning Centre' in collaboration with YCMOU and ISRO. A big hall is getting ready to be shared by the other units of the Vidyapeeth; but at the same time the space shared by D.Ed., B.Ed. and Panchayat Raj Training should be bifurcated and separate spaces may be made available for classified activities of the College. The COE has separate provision and space for psychology lab, ET lab and science lab though some additional facilities need to be provided in the science lab.

The college library functions for 8 hours on all days. But at the time of examination for two months, it opens for 24 hours. The library has only 10,526 books. While the Library needs to be computerized, journals in English (both state and national level, including abstracting services through Internet) need to be regularly subscribed by the college for further professional development of teachers and to support their (action) research activities.

The computer facilities are provided in the institution with 6 computers, 4 printers and CPUs which are mainly used for office purposes. As noted earlier, the MSCIT computer training programme needs to be intensified, and attempt may be made to provide some basic computer literacy to all the students of the college every year. The institution has various educational laboratories as per the NCTE norms and these are well used. The college utilizes the play ground facilities of the mother institution besides its own courts. Shri Mouni Vidyapeeth has started 11 hostels in the campus for boys and girls with sufficient facilities and the college utilizes these facilities, though there is a need to have more boys hostel space for the COE, and some basic leisure and extra-curricular facilities need to be provided especially in women's hostel of the college. Also, the students need to be initiated to some basic physical education activities including yoga every day.

CRITERION - V :
STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The college has moderate record of getting 1st classes in the University Examination. Though the college does not have an Alumni Association many former students are holding prominent position in the Department of Education and other departments. The interaction of the NAAC Team with the large number of alumni and parents provides strength to our suggestion that such institution-alumni-parents (PTA) interaction should form a regular activity so as to further intensify its rural reconstruction initiatives. All the members of the Teaching Faculty provide individual guidance and personal counseling to the students when needed. The college has a Student Council, which takes initiative in many activities and events. It will be beneficial to both the students and the institution to initiate a college magazine and print the college brochure, and put the college in its own website. The college also provides 'prospectus' at the time of admission.

Financial aids are available to SC, ST, OBC and SBC categories of students. Placement services are given informally as per the needs of neighbouring institutions. The college provides 'earn and learn scheme' to take care of the placement of the graduates as well as ensure institution-alumni interaction, and for career guidance and counseling. The college is advised to start Internal Quality Assurance Cell as stipulated by NAAC.

CRITERION - VI :
ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The college has an efficient internal co-ordinating and monitoring mechanism. It is managed by a Local Management Committee, formed according to the UGC Act. The Institution has an inbuilt mechanism to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. The academic calendar is prepared through the general discussion by teachers. Teachers are appointed as per the UGC and Maharashtra state governhment rules.

Six teachers are appointed on full-time basis and 2 on consolidated remuneration of Rs. 2000/- per month. The tuition fee was raised to Rs. 10,500/- in 2003. The college has had a deficit budget for the past two years; and there is a need that the college Management and its alumni further discuss the possibilities of raising additional resources through projects, training workshops and community mobilization.

There is no formal grievance redressal mechanism, but the grievances of the employees are being solved through respective Employee's organizations and through Local Managing Committee.

The college has various welfare schemes like Mouni Sahakari Bhandar, endowment prizes, Mrityunjay Deposit Scheme etc. for the staff and students. All permanent teaching and non-teaching staff are eligible to get loans instituted by the management.

The college does not have either twinning programmes or exchange programmes, but they have good collaboration with NCTE, NCERT, NIEPA and MSCERT.

The most significant development of the institution is its initiation to install a Virtual Learning Centre (VLC) by YCMOU and ISRO. The college has a very innovate 'watch and improve' system monitored by use of ICT which has contributed to improvement of teaching behaviour of teachers and learning behaviour of students. It is suggested that this aspect may be reflected further so that it does not adversely affect(rather strengthened human relations and group dynamics.

OVERALL ANALYSIS
Acharya Jawadekar College of Education, Gargoti, established 43 years ago in a rural environment of Maharashtra by a Vidyapeetha dedicated for rural reconstruction has had the guidance of eminent educationists like Dr. J. P. Naik, Dr. V. T. Patil and very many successful Principals. The student teachers trained in the college have proved the quality of their training in their position occuping very important positions like Education Officers, Principals of Colleges of Education, Lecturers and Professors in the colleges and universities and several other posts. In addition to providing very good academic training the college had been involving the student teachers in many socially relevant extension service activities. This culture has been a continuing feature in the college even though the types of programmes have changed with time and the persons becoming heads of the institution. The academic programmes and the extension programmes supplementing one another has been a characteristic feature of this institution.

The outstanding dedication and achievements of the Mouni Vidyapeeth as reflected in some of the dedicated and sustained activities of the college of education need to be further diversified, breadbased and focused so as to keep pace with the changing needs of the society, and to intensify both the mottos of the Vidyapeeth, i.e. 'rural reconstruction through education' and 'education through reconstruction'. While on the one hand the strong foundation of value education, dedication and social service need to be converged with socially productive and economically viable training and skill development workshops and programmes, on the other hand the community development and rural reconstruction activities need to be geared towards a strong action research and evaluation base. Similarly, while the classroom teaching-learning processes need to include the emerging needs of access and equiy and inclusive education, student competency needs to include some of the changing social common needs like information technology and research skills. These coupled with better infrastructural facilities, new books and national journals in the library and teacher professional development and research on a continuous basis should put the AJCOE in the forefront of 'rural reconstruction through (teacher) education' in the state and in the country too.

The peer team constituted by NAAC places on record the co-operation as well as the co-operation extended to them by the Management, Principal, teaching and non-teaching staff, students and the co-ordinator of the programme during the period of their visit.

We wish the college all the best in its future initiatives and activities.

Prof. P. Venkataramaiah
Chairman & Co-ordinator

Prof. Santosh Panda
Member

Prof. Grace Anne Mathews
Member

(Shri V. N. Bhandare)
Principal
ACHARYA JAWADEKAR COLLEGE OF EDUCATION,
GARGOTI DIST. KOLHAPUR

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