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NDMVP Samajs Karmavir Punjibaba Gowerdhan, Arts and Commerce College, Igatpuri, Maharashtra


NDMVP Samajs Karmavir Punjibaba Gowerdhan, Arts and Commerce College, Igatpuri, Maharashtra
Igatpuri (District Nashik)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 422403

NDMVP Samajs Karmavir Punjibaba Gowerdhan, Arts and Commerce College, Igatpuri Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. NDMVP Samajs Karmavir Punjibaba Gowerdhan, Arts and Commerce College, Igatpuri Maharashtra was established on / in 1981.

Principal of NDMVP Samajs Karmavir Punjibaba Gowerdhan, Arts and Commerce College, Igatpuri Maharashtra is Dr. V J Medhane.

NDMVP Samajs Karmavir Punjibaba Gowerdhan, Arts and Commerce College is situated in Igatpuri of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at NDMVP Samajs Karmavir Punjibaba Gowerdhan, Arts and Commerce College, Igatpuri Maharashtra are 9422246082, 9423968434.

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NDMVP Samajs Karmavir Punjibaba Gowerdhan, Arts and Commerce College, Igatpuri Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Science stream(s).

Approval details: NDMVP Samajs Karmavir Punjibaba Gowerdhan, Arts and Commerce College is affiliated with Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune (Maharashtra)

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NAAC report of NDMVP Samajs Arts,Commerce and Science College

Section 1 : Preface :
The Nashik District Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj'a Arts, Commerce and Science College, Igatpuri, Maharashtra, desired and volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. The college made a preliminary self-study during 2002-2003. The self-study report (SSR) was submitted to NAAC by the college in March 2003. A Peer team was constituted by NAAC to visit the college and validate the self study report . The Peer team consisting of Prof. P.V.Arunachalam, former Vice Chancellor, Dravidian University, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh as Chairman, Prof. K.S.Rangappa, Department of Chemistry, University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka and Prof. C.Thangamuthu, Professor of Economics, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu as Members visited the College for two days Jan 09 and 10 , 2004.

The N.D.M.V.P. Samaj's Arts, Commerce and Science College, affiliated to the University of Pune is a grant-in-aid college established, first with Arts and Commerce faculties during June 1981 and in June 1997 Science faculty was added. The college is located in a tribal area, Igatpuri of Nashik district with a campus area of 8.5 acres. At the time of commencement, the college had a strength of 40 students. The student strength presently is over 600 in the various undergraduate courses. The college offers 03 UG Programmes and has 17 departments under 03 faculties. The science faculty has the departments of Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, Botany, Mathematics and Physical Education. The faculty of Arts has English, Marathi , Hindi, Economics, Politics and Geography departments and the faculty of commerce has the following. Business Practice, Accountancy, Marketing, Business Administration and Business Economics. The College got UGC recognition under 2f and 12B and follows annual system for its academic work. The unit cost of education is Rs.9531/-

The college has a central library, computer centre, health centre, sports facilities, workshops, Guest house, canteen, grievance redressel cell, welfare schemes, vehicle parking shed and an Auditorium cum Assembly hall.

The college has a permanent faculty strength of 15 of whom 07 are M.Phils and 08 are post graduates. Besides this there are 06 temporary teachers who are post graduates. There are 17 members on the non-teaching side of whom 15 are on the administrative side and 02 are on the technical side.

The student drop out rate is on the high side because of migration of students to urban colleges for other spcialisations.

The peer team carefully perused and analysed the self study report submitted by the college. During institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the various departments and the facilities and interacted with the various constituents of the college. The academic co-curricular, extra curricular, sports and extension facilities of the college were visited. The peer team also interacted at length with the Management, Principal, Faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the college. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the peer team has taken the value judgement. The assessment of the college under various criteria, the commendable features as well as the issues of concern are given in the following pages.

Section 2 : Criterionwise Analysis.
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects.
The programmes offered in the college include (i) B.A. with the following four special subjects: Marathi, English, Economics and Politics, (ii) B. Com. with the optionals in Marketing and Advertisement and Business Administration and (iii) B. Sc. with special subject of Chemistry. The science courses are offered on self-financing basis. The college may explore the possibilities of introducing more specializations especially in the emerging Science disciplines with career and local/regional relevance. The fact that around 70 parent of the population of the region belongs to SC/ST/DT and that the management is resourceful enough to run 265 educational institutions spread over the entire district of Nashik indicate the necessary potentials for developing and diversifying the academic profiles of the college.

The motto of the Management is 'for the well-being and happiness of the common masses' and the mission of the college is stated in SSR as follows: 'committed to the cause of Excellence in Education to tribal and downtrodden; empowering personalities and developing responsible best citizens of India with moral and ethical values'.

In pursuance of the above mission, the college may start more of skill-based short term certificate/diploma programmes in order to make the students employable and thereby 'empowered'. Further the existing UG programmes may be enriched curriculumwise by offering, say, computer literacy to every student in all the programmes and language/communication skills and also general awareness of current happenings so that the students become more confident to compete for the career.

The college has plans to provide practical guidance sessions in horticultural techniques, computerised office techniques, cosmetic, science, and repair and maintenance of domestic appliances. The efforts be hastened on these lines.

The Maharashtra State Certificate Course in Information Technology (MSCIT) may be offered at the college especially for the benefit of the rural/tribal students. That MSCIT is offered in many colleges, this college could also avail the same without further delay.

The college can also arrange for better emphasis in inculcating moral and ethical values so as the students particularly the dalit who are in sizable number on the campus are 'sensitised' to respond to challenging socio-cultural values and attitudes. Such reconceptalised value-education in order to empower/motivate the students as change-agents to usher in social transformation may be given the due attention. The curriculum must provide adequate room for such enrichment inputs in addition to the regular syllable content as may be prescribed by the affiliating University of Pune.

Criterion 2: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation.
The teaching-learning process is carried on mostly through conventional class-room learning using bilingual approach, question papers/study materials and distribution of notes. The teaching techniques be modernised with more intensive use of e-learning and also exposing the students to the practical world through filed and industry visits, project work and community intervention. It is heartening to note that some efforts have been made in this direction by the college and the same may be strengthened further. The teaching-learning process be revamped in such a manner that it caters to the special requirements of advanced learners as well as the weaker ones in the class. For the advanced learners, assignments/project work, peer teaching/seminars be adopted and for the weaker ones from uninitiated sections, intensive bridge and remedial teaching be arranged. For the latter, the management may have to allocate special resources and attention particularly in view of the majority of students hailing from tribal/rural background. Adoption of teaching plan, teachers dairies, monitoring by the HOD/Principal of the college deserves appreciation.

Attempts have been made to systematise the evaluation dimension. There is a practice of centralised system of paper setting/printing of question papers and answer books for the terminal examinations at the college level. Besides, the class tests/tutorial tests are organised by the concerned course teachers. While these efforts appreciable, they need to be further improved so that the university examination results are enhanced. At present the average passing percentage works out to fairly satisfactory around 50%. At present the results range from low/moderate to fair level.

Tutorial system (at present the 'tutorial' in the college is meant to denote only class test) may be organised by assigning a group of wards to individual teachers so that the latter can provide guidance, counselling and motivation on a continued basis. The efforts of English department in arranging extra classes for proficiency course in English are appreciable. One of the faculty has interaction with CIEFL Hyderabad. Phonetics cassettes are used effectively for English special class. Many departments have the practice of displaying the profiles of their activities. For instance, English Literary Associations 'Buds and Petals' displaying on the wall is impressive.

Criterion 3: Research, Consultancy and Extension.
The research and consultancy in this UG institution are on a low profile. Among the 15 permanent teachers, seven are M.Phil. qualified and two are currently pursuing for Ph.D. as part-timers. Other teachers may also be encouraged to improve their qualification for which the management may provide pro-active support besides encouraging with some incentives/recognition. The college has recently evolved a mechanism of 'Staff Academy' in which teachers deliver special lectures. This could be developed as a more forum in order to inspire the teachers to present papers and also publish them in professional journals. At present, the publications, excepting one or two books and one research paper are almost absent. The consultancy services, if at all are only informally done in the course of some of the extension activities. Some of the teachers are doing informally some 'Minor Projects' (not sponsored by any agency) but done on their own in a modest way.

The extension activities are carried out through NSS (200 volunteers). They include eradication of superstition, women legal awareness, Hygiene and mental health, organisation of periodical medical campus, AIDS awareness, Environmental protection, tree plantation, adult education and also conduct of science of exhibition. Some of the above extension/community services are carried out in collaboration with government and non-government agencies such as Vidyarthi Sahayak Samiti Dnyandeep Mandal, Akhil Bhartiya Grahak Panchayath, alumni and others. The rainwater harvesting and conservation program is given special thrust by organising winter camps of NSS.

The extension activities carried on by NCC wing are also commendable. They include blood donation, tree planting, communal harmony and helping local administration during elections/festival occasions. It is quite impressive that so far nine NCC cadets from this college have attended the Republic Day Parade led by the faculty member in charge of the contingent (in the rank of Major).

The extension activities may be so focused to select a few tribal villages and develop them as model ones in all dimensions. Such concerted efforts may be possible if the management comes forward to contribute some fiscal support towards the same.

These potentials and inclinations among the motivated faculty be supported by the management by providing some seed money.

Criterion 4 : Infra-structure and learning Resources.
The college which was functioning in a rented building for a long time has moved into its own campus located in an area of 8.5 acres, a couple of years ago. The buildings are spacious with a plinth area of 22,500 sq. ft. and the class rooms are adequate for the existing programmes. The same buildings are shared by the Junior College classes as well, in the afternoons.

The library has a collection of around 7,600 books and it subscribes to mostly popular magazines and periodicals numbering around 30. The stocking needs to be updated and strengthened. The library is functioning from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and kept open on Sundays and other holidays upto 9 p.m. during the examination time. These initiatives are welcom. They have started computerising catalogue, which may be completed soon. Internet facility may be provided in the library also. The library has been provided with reprographic facility. The library committee may include student representatives also.

There are six computers including three in computer lab, one in the library and two in the college office. The departments may also be provided with computers with Internet connection, the prices of which have become quite affordable.

The sports infra-structure deserves to be improved. Gymnasium for boys is there which needs to be equipped better. At present, there is no hostel facility and the students depend on government-run hostels for tribal students. The college may construct its own hostel on the campus which may attract the students from far away and interior villages.

The staff welfare facilities include free medical check up for all above 40 years of age, Group Insurance, Staff Welfare Fund, Medical expenses reimbursement and Accident Benefit Scheme. These initiatives are appreciable. Health support is provided by the medical college hospital run at Nashik by the same management. There is also a small health centre at the campus with a visiting Doctor.

Criterion 5: Student Support and Progression.
The students need to be given proper career guidance and counselling and also placement services by creating appropriate structures. At present , some teachers are doing these in a small way as additional work. The college has started a Competitive Examination guidance cell for coaching the students for competitive examinations conducted by various government agencies. Some of the services provided by the college to the students are commendable: Vidyarthee Suraksha Yojana, Vidyarthi Kalyan Nidhi, Health Serives, Student Safety Insurance (sponsored by the University). Some scholarships for poor girl students have been instituted by the management.

The 'earn while learn' scheme sponsored by the University may be offered with additional special support from the management, in view of the poor background of the tribal students.

The cultural talents typical of the folk art are rich among the students. A special Folk Art Cell could be organised for promoting the same.

The feedback from the current students and alumni need to be obtained with a view to improve the profiles of the college and also develop better rapport. The Alumni Association which was recently organised may be activated with specific programmes of interaction in the college development.

The management with all its sound resource base may do well introducing some special student support services in this tribal-belt college as a special case which would improve the service image of the management and also enhance its reputation.

Criterion 6: Organisation And Management
The college is managed by a Samaj consisting around 10,000 general body members and 19 members in the Board of Directors. The Samaj runs more than 265 institutions and has a strong resource base. The management is characterised by democratic decision making executed with 'professionalism' typical of a corporate structure. The resource generation and management are fairly efficient.

The Local Management Committee consisting of representatives of management, teachers and non-teaching staff takes care of the administrative matters pertaining to the college. Involvement of teachers in participatory decision making is evident by the functioning of various faculty committees (more than 30).

The college has its inherent advantage of multi-institutional structure. The teachers are transferable among the various colleges of the Samaj. The potentials for sharing its expertise and facilities and possible economies of scale through centralised services are the strength of the institution. The management could better exploit this potential by evolving a culture and practice of the inter-institutional linkages.

The enforcement of discipline and ensuring of accountability are realised through a rare of blending of democracy and discipline. The internal audit, surprise inspections, strict enforcement of discipline are the features of the management style.

Criterion 7: Healthy Practices
*Nurturing of folk art and culture.

*Periodical dialogue with the parents and keeping the parents informed about the deficiency of their wards.

*Enforcing strict discipline and attendance in the terminal examinations. *Some penalties are imposed on the absentees, the proceeds of which goes towards the campus development.

*A good documentation culture.

*Centralised examination question paper setting/ printing for all colleges under the Samaj.

*Decision making through various faculty level committees.

*Awards to the Best Teacher and Best Non-teaching staff every year by the management.

*Involvement of NSS volunteers in rainwater harvesting (digging percolation pits in the tribal region).

Section 3 : Overall Analysis :
The peer team after going through the self study report and after its visit to various academic and infrastructural facilities, is impressed in certain aspects. The college has earned reputation for imparting education for students from tribal settlement and also a sense of discipline and civic responsibilities to the younger generation.

The peer team commends the college in the following aspects.

The Nashik District Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj the apex body of the Management is creating educational facilities for the tribal and poor sections of the society's with the motto ' Bahujana Hitaya Bahujana Sukhaya' .

The dream of the founders of the college, who themselves were dedicated for social work is fulfilled by this college.

The college provides additional inputs for the personality development of the students.

The college takes enough care to keep the students away from misbehavior and unhealthy practices like tobacco chewing, smoking and ragging etc.

The Principal with the help of his colleagues and the generous support from the management is making sincere efforts for the all round development and growth of the college.

The college makes sincere efforts to get feedback from academic peers, students and others.

Besides science stream, Arts and Commerce faculties also are practical and technical oriented.

No unfair means in the examinations are allowed .

The management and the principal encourage the teachers to acquire research degrees and to undertake active research work.

The achievements of N.C.C. cadets, N.S.S.volunteers are note worthy.
Book bank, loan for higher studies, freeships, and scholarships contribute a lot to the student support measures.

The women forum or Vidhyarthini Munch works for enhancing the status of women in various ways.

Bahishal workshops for girls are organized and the leading women in society are invited to motivate the girl students of the college.

There are many of the past students who are gainfully self employed and have their own firms and business houses.

The college holds dialogue with the parents on the performance of students.
'Best Teacher ' and 'Best Non-teaching staff' Awards are given by the Samaj to enhance the work culture amongst the college staff.

Keeping in view the future plans of the college, the peer team would suggest the following to the college, taking into account some aspects of concern.

The dropout rate of students in all three faculties need to be addressed to immediately so that the rates are brought down to a marked extent.

While the peer team appreciates the overall mission of the college, should identify specific objectives and make strategic plans to attain the same.

The college may explore introducing more course options, keeping in mind the latest trends and social needs.

The college needs to put in additional efforts in research and consultancy activities.

The college may plan to establish some linkages at least at the national level to start with.

There is a felt need for English medium section courses in Arts & Commerce faculties at the undergraduate level and also for post graduate courses in Commerce and English. The management may consider this.

There is a need for a ladies hostel on the campus.

It is desired that the Alumni and Parents Association often meet and help the institution to develop further.

It is recommended that socio-economic survey of the tribal families in the neighborhood of Igatpuri be made to assess the development of occurred in the families due to the efforts of the college by way of offering educational opportunities to them.

The peer team is of the opinion that this exercise will be useful to the college to initiate the quality enhancement strategies towards further growth and development.

( Prof. P.V.Arunachalam)

( Prof. K.S.Rangappa )

( Prof. C.Thangamuthu )

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