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Rayat Shikshan Santhas Chandraroop Dakale Jain College of Commerce, Shrirampur, Maharashtra
Shrirampur (District Ahmednagar)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 413709


Rayat Shikshan Santhas Chandraroop Dakale Jain College of Commerce, Shrirampur Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Rayat Shikshan Santhas Chandraroop Dakale Jain College of Commerce, Shrirampur Maharashtra was established on / in 1962.


Principal of Rayat Shikshan Santhas Chandraroop Dakale Jain College of Commerce, Shrirampur Maharashtra is Dr.Kamble S.M..

Rayat Shikshan Santhas Chandraroop Dakale Jain College of Commerce, Shrirampur Maharashtra is situated in Shrirampur of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Shrirampur comes under Shrirampur Tehsil, Ahmednagar District.

Fax # of Rayat Shikshan Santhas Chandraroop Dakale Jain College of Commerce, Shrirampur Maharashtra is 02422-222245.


Contact Details of Rayat Shikshan Santhas Chandraroop Dakale Jain College of Commerce, Shrirampur Maharashtra are : 02422-222245

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B.Com. (Business in Law, M.Law, Adv.Accounting, Indian & Global, Economic Devolpment), 11th & 12th Commerce


Rayat Shikshan Santhas Chandraroop Dakale Jain College of Commerce, Shrirampur Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Science stream(s).

Rayat Shikshan Santhas Chandraroop Dakale Jain College of Commerce is affiliated with University of Pune (UoP), Pune (Maharashtra)



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NAAC report of Rayat Shikshan Santhas Chandraroop Dakale Jain College of Commerce

1. Introduction
Chandraroop Dakale Jain (CDJ) College of Commerce, Shrirampur 413709, Ahmednagar Dist, is a single-faculty institution offering higher education in commerce subjects at various levels. The College was started in 1962 by the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, the well-known educational agency having numerous educational and allied institutions in 14 districts of Maharashtra and a neighbouring district in Karnataka. Headquartered in Satara, the Sanstha has contributed greatly to the social economic and educational renaissance of the State. Shrirampur in Ahmednagar Dist has the distinction of having the first Cooperative Sugar Factory in the State of Maharashtra. This cooperative endeavour by the farmers gave a real developmental boost to the entire area. As a result, considerable business and commercial activity grew. Because of the newly acquired economic prosperity and increased commercial activity, there was a demand for starting a college with stress on commercial education. The Rayat Shikshan Sanstha came forward to meet the local demand. The Sanstha received good local support. A farmer-turned trader, the late Chandraroop Dakale donated a (then) substantial sum of Rs. 2 lakhs towards construction of a building for the institution. That is how the College was launched and named after the donor.

Situated in 14 acres of land, the College is positioned next to its sister institution, RBNB College run by the same management. In fact, the two colleges share the same play ground and supplement each other in many ways. However, they have built up separate infrastructure. The CDJ College has adequate number of classrooms, commerce lab, library, reading room, seminar hall, computer laboratory, gents' room gymnasium, canteen, hostels (boys 2 and girls 1), guest house, vehicle parking shed, bank facility, coin-operated public telephone etc. The campus has been developed aesthetically, giving attention to utility.

Presently affiliated to the University of Pune, the College had a humble beginning with just 88 students. The College has concentrated on commerce education and offers B. Com. with five options, M. Com., and a few certificate and Diploma courses in commerce and related computer courses. The latter includes MS-CIT (Maharashtra State Certificate in Information Technology), Diploma in Computer, Professional Education I and some other certificate courses. There are 8 departments dealing in various branches of commerce education: Accountancy, Business Administration, Business Practices, Banking and Finance, Cost and Works Accounting, Marketing, Mercantile Law and Business Economics. There are 14 faculty members of which 4 hold Ph. D. and 6 M. Phil. Four of the faculty are part-time. 11 non-teaching staff support them. The present strength of the students for the degree level education is 665 of which 219 are girls. More than 80 students are enrolled for certificate level courses. The Professional Education course also has a similar number. Some of the latter programmes are self-financing. Most of the programmes has practical component and therefore the College has established regular linkages with nearby commercial houses and industries to facilitate practical exposure for the students. However, no MOU has been signed between any of them. An additional Computer Application Courses such as DBM are offered to degree students, for their better preparedness for suitable jobs, in a sister institution, Institute of Management and Research for Rural Development (IMRRD).

Having built up such facilities for commerce education, the CDJ College decided to go for the process of assessment and accreditation by NAAC. Accordingly, the College prepared a Self Study report (SSR) and submitted the same to the national apex agency. The latter then constituted a peer team for the purpose with the following members: Dr. A. N. P. Ummerkutty former Vice Chancellor, Calicut University (Chairman), Prof S. Moharana, Dept of Commerce, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneshwar (Member) and Rev. Fr. Dr. Lawrence Amalraj, Principal Arul Anandar College, Karumathur (TN) (Member-Coordinator). Dr Antony Stella, Advisor NAAC smoothly and efficiently coordinated the peer team work.

The Peer team visited the College on 23rd and 24th January 2004. Before coming to institution the members studied the SSR thoroughly. During the visit the team went round all the academic and administrative buildings, library, the computer center, the seminar hall, sports facilities, the gym, hostels and all other functional units of the College. The members also had detailed discussions with the Principal, the management, the faculty, the non-teaching staff, representatives of the students, parents, alumni and others. On the
basis of all the above, the peer team has pleasure in presenting the following report.

2. Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects
C D Jain College is affiliated to Pune University. It is a specialized institution which has opened UG and PG course only in commerce subject. The mission of the college is to bring commerce education to the doorstep, of the rural community and making it available to those from poor farming community and socially disadvantageous sections of the society. The curriculum is designed to help the students to build carriers in accounting, costing, tax consultancy, salesmanship and entrepreneurship.

The under graduate B.Com course has provision for horizontal mobility and provides different elective options to the students. The college has attempted to make the traditional commerce UG course career oriented by providing facilities to the students to simultaneously pursue CA foundation course (Professional Education Course) / MS - IT / Diploma in Computer of YCMOU. From 2004-2005 the college is planning to offer PEC-2 under the approval of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

The course syllabus is prepared and approved by the BOS of Commerce of the Pune University. Normally it takes one year for the college to start new course. The college has the autonomy to start academic program on self-finance basis without the necessary approval of Pune University. With in the structured UG syllabus, the college provides a multi disciplinary approach to the education of the commerce students. The related papers like Statistics, Mathematics, Communication, Economics, Tax Laws, Human Behavior etc. are taught to the students.

About 50% of the faculties are members of Board of Studies of University of Pune in different Commerce subjects. The members take active participation in the formulation / restructuring of the course curricula. From the year 2004-2005, the college will be implementing the UGC model course curricula for UG and PG course in Commerce as approved by the Pune University.

Within the existing curricula, the college has attempted to develop knowledge and skills of the students in various functional discipline of commerce education, namely Marketing, Accounting, Costing, and Taxation etc. The college has developed institutional linkages with different financial, insurance, manufacturing and trading organizations for practical training of the UG students. All B.Com students have to write at least five practical papers on different subject on the basis of their field visit to different institutions. From 2004-2005, the PG students are also required to prepare project reports as a part of course curricula.

All the teachers of the Commerce faculty have attended different National Seminars and Workshops and suggested measures to restructure the syllabus to make it more market oriented. The alumni and the organizations where the students do their project works send feedbacks about their performances to the college. With the rapid changes taking place in the financial, insurance and other sectors of the economy, there is a need for continuous up gradation / restructuring of the courses to make it market fit.

Criterion 2: Teaching Learning and Evaluation
Admission to UG and PG courses in commerce is strictly according to merit and on the basis of the rules and guidelines issued by the Govt. of Maharashtra and Pune University. Admission to different professional courses is based on interview.

The College attempts to assess the knowledge of the students after admission through tutorials, mid term examination, and practicals. Special remedial classes are held for students of SC and ST in papers like Functional English, Accountancy and Economics.
There is a specific format for preparation of teaching plan. All the teachers prepare annual teaching plans during summer vacation with information like topics, sub topics, month wise coverage and number of lecture periods required for each topic. The course syllabi are unitized. The teachers on average take 20 classes per weak. During 2002-2003, out of 241 working days in the college, 191 days were teaching days.

The college mostly follows the lecture method of teaching. This method is supplemented with practicals, group discussions, visit to various business organizations and guest talks. B.Com. students in the second year do prepare project reports under the guidance of the teachers in different functional areas of Commerce. This has increased their absorption of knowledge and development of functional skills.

The evaluation methods are communicated to the students in the beginning of the year through the college prospectus. The teachers also discuss details of syllabus, evaluation method, the nature of practical examination, term end examination, preliminary examination etc. with the students during the beginning of the academic session. Beside the annual evaluation, the college monitors the overall performance of students through tutorials and assignment writing.

There are 14 permanent and 4 part time teachers in the college. The full time and part time teachers are appointed by Rayat Shikshan Sanstha as per statute 28 of the Maharashtra University Act 1994. For meeting the emergency need, the LMC has the freedom to appoint teaching staff on ad hoc basis subject to the fulfillment of rules of UGC. The college has the resources to meet the remuneration of the locally appointed teachers from its own resources.

Many teachers of the college have participated in national / international conferences. Periodically, the college arranges seminars on topics of economic and commercial significance. About 50 percent of the teachers have attended refresher courses / orientation programmes as per the requirement of UGC to receive higher scale of pay. One teacher of the college has received the Best Teachers Award from Pune University in year 1997.

Teaching staff of the college submit self appraised reports in the prescribed format at the end of the academic year. It includes their academic and extra-curricular activities. The self-appraisal report is used for the purpose of placement of teachers in the senior scales.

Criterion 3: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college mainly offers undergraduate programmes and hence more thrust is given on teaching than research. The college has a provision for grant of study leave pursuing research work. Teachers are encouraged to participate in different seminars and workshops and write research articles.

Out of the 14 permanent teachers, four have Ph.D degree and 6 have M. Phil. Degree. Four teachers are engaged in research under Pune University as part time research scholars. One of the staff members is a recognized Ph.D. guide. One minor research project funded by UGC is continuing and one major project has been submitted to UGC through Pune University for sanction. Few faculty members have published articles in newspapers and magazines. Teachers of the department have written and published 75 books in different subjects which are prescribed as text books by Pune University for undergraduate B. Com. courses.

The college does not have any institutional consultancy work. The teachers in their individual capacity do provide free service to different business firms and individuals in areas like IT returns filing, computerization of billing etc. During 2002-2003, the teachers of the department mobilized more than Rs. 10,000/- by offering Income Tax consultancy services to different individuals.

The principal of the college is in charge of the extension activities. The NCC and NSS volunteers jointly organize various extension activities like Health Camp, Community development, blood donation, AIDS Awareness, Adult education, Pollution and Youth development, tree plantation, water conservation, Eradication of superstitions etc. under the supervision of different faculty members deputed for the purpose. A few NCC students of the college have participated in Republic Day Celebration and Advance Training Camps and own a good number of medals and prizes.

The students and the faculty of the college regularly contributes donation to the blind school run by National Association for Blinds, Prime Minister's Relief Fund and for other social useful activities. The students of the college every year provide free labour in the Baba Amate's Ashram. The college has tie up with different NGOs and GOs for planning and executing various extension activities at the village Panchayat level.

The principal and the faculty members of the department have delivered extension lectures on various occasions in different institution on subjects like Foreign Direct Investment, Central Excise Duty, Tax structure, Population, Anti Dowry movement, youth development etc. A majority of the faculty members provide free service in different capacities to various co-operative institutions like Amrut Co-op. Housing Society, Rayat Sevak Co-op. Bank, M. M. Credit Co-op. Society etc.

Criterion - 4: Infrastructure and Leaning Resources.
The college has a campus spread over 16 acres of land with its own administrative building, class rooms, Seminar hall, Library, Gymnasium, Computer Science Department, Commerce Laboratory, hostels, Parking space for staff and students, canteen etc. The college with R B N B College shares the playground, which is also under management of Rayat Shikshan Sanstha. The building committee looks after the maintenance of the various civil constructions. The campus development committee looks after the beautification of the campus. Funds from self financed certificate courses, grants from Rayat Shikshan Sanstha and donations are used for the maintenance of the infrastructural facilities.

The college optimally uses the various infrastructural facilities. The courses of YCMOU, and ICAI are run in this college. Both the Junior College and Senior College students jointly use all type of infrastructure facilities. The public on specific permission uses the library facilities by the college authorities. The classrooms are used for conducting MPSC, UPSC, and YCMOU examinations.

There is one advisory committee for the college library which has 30, 354 books and 37 Journals. The library committee advises the librarian regarding the purchase of new books and journals and deal with complaints, if any relating to library. The library provides different facilities like inter library borrowing, VCR and video cassettes, reading room facilities for student and faculty. There is a good collection of reference books available in the Library. There are two computers in the library. The lending and stock taking activities have been partly computerised with the help of Digital Library Management Software developed by the Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Ltd. The open access system is available to only the PG students. The library is kept open for 305 days in a year.

The college has computer facility only in the computer department. It has 12 nos. of computers (8 Celeron 1.1, 3 P-III and 1 P-IV). The computer department has developed pay roll system for the college and billing system for traders. The college insists on 3 year maintenance guarantee from the supplier of computers. The annual maintenance of the computer and its accessories are done from the fees received from the students. The faculties of the computer department have provided free consultancy in the development of necessary software to the Nagar Palika of Shrirampur and S. S. B. College of Education, Shrirampur for their Payroll accounting. Considering the number of students in UG and PG and different computer based certificate courses, there is a need for purchase of more number of advanced computers and necessary software.

The college has no health center but the first year UG students and PG students have to undergo compulsory health check up as per the policy of Pune University.

There is extensive sporting infrastructure available for the students of the college which are shared both by the students of C.D. Jain College and R B N B College. The sports facilities available include Cricket Ground, Foot Ball Ground, Gymkhana, Volley Ball Court, Badminton Court, Wrestling Mat, Table Tennis Hall etc. The students of the college are encouraged to participate in different university level competitions. For participating in various tournaments, the college pays the traveling and daily allowances to the participants. It may be stated that Zaheer Khan the fast bowler of the Indian Cricket team had competed his first year B.Com in the year 2000. Another student of this college represented the Indian team in Brazil and Japan in Yoga and won the Silver Medal.

Criterion 5: Student Support and Progression
The CD Jain College is a rural based institution. It admits students mostly from the near by area and from the same district. Admission process is transparent and is looked after by the Admission Committee as per the eligibility norms of the Pune University and Govt. of Maharashtra. A notable feature about the college is that the number of students admitted into both UG and PG courses has shown continuous increase during the last five years. More than 70 percent of the UG admitted students appear in the university examinations. The ratio is about 51 percent for P.G. students. The success rate is more than 70 percent for UG and about 50 percent for PG students.

A major percentage of the students passing B. Com prefer to join the M. Com. course in the same college. Some students go for their family business. The college has a career guidance and competitive examination cell which provides career guidance and academic counseling to the students for appearing at different competitive examinations. The cell also provides information on employment opportunity available in the job market from time to time through the students notice board.

The College publishes the up dated prospectus annually. It contains information relating to various courses offered, eligibility for admission, examination pattern, financial aids to students, hostel facilities and other students support facilities.

The students of the C D Jain College are provided various types of scholarships and financial aids provided by Govt. of India, Govt. of Maharashtra, University of Pune, and the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha. It includes Merit Scholarship, Scholarship to backward class students, free ship to EBC, student aid fund, and financial assistance under the Earn and Learn Scheme. During 2002-2003, 360 students of the college have received different types of financial aids.

The college provides different types of sports facilities (both indoor and outdoor), hostel facilities and facilities to develop their personality and leadership abilities like NCC, NSS, debate clubs, dance and music club, industrial tour, magazines in the reading room, cultural programmes, talks by reputed social workers and other dignitaries.

The college has a system of collecting feedback from the students regarding the various academic and other curricular facilities. There is no structured mechanism to deal with the student feed back. Depending on the specific complaint / problem, corrective steps are initiated by the college management.

The college has an alumni association. The alumnae are productively employed in different Government and Private institutions in respectable positions. The association meets on 8th August every year. It has instituted cash prizes for the toppers in B.Com and M. Com. examinations. It also organizes lectures on topics of economic and commercial interests from time to time.

Criterion 6: Organization and Management
The parent body the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha managers the college through the Local Management Committee (LMC) with the Principal of the college acting as its Secretary. The LMC has representation from teaching, non-teaching and other academic communities. The Principal ensure good governance and management of the college through the help of the HODs and faculty members. The office staff are supervised by the Principal through the Office Superintendent. Various committees like Library Advisory Committee, Examination Committee, Campus Development Committee, Career Guidance and Competitive Examination Committee etc. have been formed by the LMC to democratize the managerial decision-making and to ensure effective implementation of different policy decisions of the LMC.

The academic activities of the college are managed through the academic calendars which is prepared every year at the beginning. A copy of the academic calendar is attached to the prospectus and other copy is displayed in the notice board for information of all concerned. The college charges the fees as approved by the Pune University and Govt. of Maharashtra. Separate fee is charged for self-financed and professional education course. The LMC prepares the annual budget of the college every year. The actual expenditure and the maintenance of accounts is subject to audit by the Government of Maharashtra and internal audit by Rayat Shikshan Sanstha. The college has no structured system of checking the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. The office superintendent monitors the work of each employee according to the allotted work. Confidential report on the performance of each employee is maintained for the administrative staff. The Rayat Shikshan Sanstha periodically and region-wise conducts programmes to educate them about the various rules and regulations of the government and the procedure of utilization of funds / grants.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The College has taken many initiatives to make the commerce education meaningful to the business and commercial needs of the local commercial house sand industries. They have tried to keep in pace with latest needs of the commerce education by introducing computer training at graduate, Diploma and certificate levels. They have also attempted to give regular practical exposures to students in different commercial and industrial houses of the area.

After the University results are published, the teachers examine the performance of the students and analyze it. If the results are below expectations, remedial measures are adopted to improve the results. Many of the teachers take classes in a sister institution, the IMRRD. This adds value to their teaching practices and helps them compare the performance of the students better.

Linkages for getting practical training to students have been established with a number of local commercial and industrial houses. Students are sent to banks and other commercial institutions in groups to observe and study their functioning. They were to submit reports after such visits. However, formal MOU has been signed only with the Maharashtra State Computer and Information Technology Center for conducting the MS-CIT course.

The College has given facilities to the YCMOU for conducting their contact classes in the campus. Several teachers participate in the programmes too.

To cultivate sense of values and commitment to duties and responsibilities, and to perpetuate the memory of the great personalities of the area, such as the founder of the Sanstha Dr. Karmveer Patil, Mahatma Phule and Rajshree Shahu Maharaj several programmes are held every year. The birth and death anniversaries of these eminent men and other distinguished personalities are celebrated to consolidate social solidarity and national commitment. On 22nd September, the birthday of the founder, Shrama Day is celebrated and various types of physical work are undertaken to inculcate the values of labour among the young men and women.

Functions and awareness programmes are conducted on current topics such as dowry abolition, corruption in public life, need to enforce human rights, right for information etc. Wide participation of students is encouraged to help develop their personalities. They are also encouraged to participate in sports and games towards achieving the same goal. Prominent industrial managers and experts are invited to deliver guest lectures when students also get opportunities to interact with them

3. Overall Analysis
When the CDJ College was launched, it had specific goals. They were mainly related to popularizing commerce education in the broadest sense and to prepare and train young men and women of the area to man commercial and industrial activities more efficiently and effectively. The College was also to supply trained manpower to various institutions and business houses to help them in their economic activities. The institution has made great strides in achieving both. Apparently the College has played a crucial, catalytic role in the fast economic growth of the area. The College is a constituent of a large educational agency, namely, Rayat Shikshan Sanstha that had several social objectives apart from its educational plans. Without doubt, the CDJ College has contributed to that larger goal as well. During the visit and while studying the SSR, the peer team came across a number of features in the functioning of the College that deserve special mention. They have been listed below as commendations. A number of suggestions have also been made separately. The peer team hopes that they would be useful to the authorities in their future plans for the College.

Commendations
Conduct of Certificate Course, MS-CIT, in collaboration with the Maharashtra State Computer and Information Technology Center and of Professional Education Course in cooperation with the Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi is laudable.

Similarly, a Diploma Course in office Automation being run in collaboration with the YCMOU is equally laudable.

Competition Examination Center helps the students by preparing them to appear in MPSC and banking examinations.

The College makes efforts to obtain feedback from employers regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the students. Such information is used for effecting further improvement in curricular and teaching plans.

The linkage established with local commercial and industrial houses is good to improve the quality of education.

Encouragement given to the students to acquire additional qualifications related to their studies such as Diploma in Business Management (DBM) run by a sister institution is well appreciated.

Special classes are held for the benefit of SC/ST students in Functional English Accountancy and Economics.

To help rural students in the use of computers, they are persuaded to undergo Computer Application Course or other certificate courses in the subject.

Brighter students are given involvement in the continuing research project, 'Shrirampur: Business Development - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow' They are also encouraged to write various competitive exams.

To help students in preparing their reports on the practical works they have done, the teachers arrange group discussions. Often the subjects for the work are also decided during such discussions.

The College has equipped itself with VCR, TV and special videotapes dealing with various business issues. Students can make use of them.

The College conducts seminars/conferences almost every year on various current issues relevant to the business and commerce. In 2000-2001 a seminar on 'Globalization and its impact on Indian Economy' was held with assistance from the University of Pune.

It is a good practice that the student-aspirants applying for admission are given proper counseling at the initial point itself regarding the choice of optionals etc. This is particularly useful for first generation students.

Several faculty members are on the Boards of Studies of the University.

One senior teacher is a recognized guide for Ph. D.

Several teachers have written books on the subjects they handle in the College. One of them is a prolific writer having written more than forty books.

The College maintains good connection with the NGOs. The Social Center of Ahmednagar arranged in the campus 'Entrepreneurship Development Programme' for new aspirants among the students.

When the Central budget is presented, the College arranges discussion on it for enlightening students and the public on budget proposals.

The 22nd of September, the birthday of the founder Dr. Karmveer Bhaurao Patil, is observed as 'Shrama Pratistha Day' to instill a love of labour among the youth. The entire staff and students contribute their day's labour on that to perform some work for the College.

Some deserving students are give financial assistance collected through donations.

Earn and learn scheme is effectively implemented. Many students are benefited by the scheme.

Commerce laboratory is an innovative mechanism whereby students are rendered practical and useful information on different types of documents used in industrial and commercial transactions.

The alumni profile is very high and includes prominent personalities not only in business and commerce but also in administration, politics contracting, banking education etc.

That during the last four years two students passed MBA, three CA foundation course and one ICWA is creditworthy.

That feedback from the students on campus improvement is responded properly is also praiseworthy.

That the newly formed Alumni Association has instituted two cash prizes is welcome.

Students helped in collecting an amount of Rs. 10,000/ for contributing to the National Association for the Blind.

Suggestions
While appreciating the tutorials as conducted at present, it is suggested that the system may be overhauled to facilitate regular monthly or weekly interaction with the concerned teacher and the students assigned to him. Such a continuous interaction will be useful not only in improving exam results but also in supervising the overall performance and growth of the wards attached to the teachers.

Being a major center of learning for commerce, organizing some meaningful research in the same discipline is a must, especially so since trade and commerce have become crucial national concerns. A Research Cell (RC) may be constituted to give overall guidance and to coordinate the research efforts of the individual teachers. The teachers should be encourage to submit research proposals to different Govt. and non-Govt. institutions like UGC, ICSSR, SEBI, LIC and different private industrial houses. It is advisable to set up a modest corpus fund for giving seed money to prepare good project reports for research.

Since the College works in a commercially sensitive area (for example the present crisis in sugar industry), there is clear scope for some meaningful consultancy also. When research takes root, consultancy will naturally follow.

Counseling may also be initiated on a regular, professional way to help rural students who need some academic and career help.

Similarly, authorities can bestow thoughts in organizing a placement cell under one senior teacher. Even campus interview could be considered to be organized at least once a year.

The present exam result is reportedly around 55%. This will have to be improved.

The college should introduce more number of job oriented, short term self finance courses in the emerging areas of Marketing, Insurance and Banking. Special mention may be made about courses like 'Marketing of Financial Services', 'Stock Market Operations', Certificate courses on 'Insurance Marketing' and 'International Business'. E-commerce as a special paper may be introduced at the UG level.

Similarly, short-term computer courses can also be organized for the benefit of students who don't have computer as an optional subject and also for others (including outsiders) who can be offered such courses as 'Computer for trade and commerce' etc

Diversification of course can be considered in collaboration with the Economics Dept of the sister institution.

Specialized entrepreneurship development programmes of short duration for the college students of different disciplines may be organized inside the college at least once in a year in collaboration with Government organizations like SISI, DIC, SSIDC, consultancy houses and different local industrial and trading units.

Computer is an inevitable tool for all commercial and industrial activities and therefore, the authorities may consider introducing computer literacy for all students and teachers. More number of computers and software should be procured in the light of increasing number of students and courses.

Teachers should make use of teaching aids like OHP, Slide projectors, Computers and other audio visual aids in the teaching-learning process to make the teaching more effective. Teaching materials based on the recent developments in commerce, economics and related fields be provided to the students at regular intervals.

Library requires improvement. Top priority may be give to its total computerization. Library stock verification should be conducted every year.

Since the College has the backing of many resourceful people, some more endowments can be encouraged.

A specialized institution like the C. D. Jain College should be able to offer continuing education in a variety of subjects useful to the surrounding trade and business communities, The bulk of whom have missed the higher education but who also need some latest knowledge in the field of their activities. Short-term programmes useful to such categories of people should be seriously consider by the college.

There was suggestion from the parents and alumni that flexible timings should be adopted when new courses are introduced at different level. A very good idea came up during the interaction between parents and alumni. It was suggested that an expert committee might be constituted by the college in which old students and parents can also be members. Such a committee could meet often and put academic proposals to the college. It should be essentially exploratory in nature.

There was demand for organizing a girls' being for the NCC. This may be considered favorably.

Semester system seems inevitable for courses in commerce. The College may take initiative in persuading the University and the Govt. to semesterize the programmes in commerce education.

A separate publication could be brought out by the college every year incorporating the research articles written by the teachers, summary of different project works under taken by the PG students and the various innovative activities of the college.

The college could in the course of time prepare itself to apply for academic autonomy to the Poona University under the relevant provisions of the UGC Act.

The peer team is of the opinion that this exercise will be useful to the institution to initiate quality enhancement strategies towards further growth and development. The team records its appreciation for the enormous amount of good will and co-operation extended by the institution towards its members. The team wishes the institution all success in its future endeavor.

Dr. A. N. P. Ummerkutty (Chairman)

Dr. S. Moharana (Member)

Rev. Fr. Dr. Lawrance Amalraj C. J. (Member-coordinator)



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