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Naigaon Education Societys Arts and Commerce College, Daund, Maharashtra


Naigaon Education Societys Arts and Commerce College, Daund, Maharashtra
Daund (District Pune (Poona))
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 413801

Naigaon Education Societys Arts and Commerce College, Daund Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Naigaon Education Societys Arts and Commerce College, Daund Maharashtra is also known as Daund College. Naigaon Education Societys Arts and Commerce College, Daund Maharashtra was established on / in 1982.

Principal of Naigaon Education Societys Arts and Commerce College, Daund Maharashtra is Shri Dhekane Sir (Mobile 9422567323).

Naigaon Education Societys Arts and Commerce College is situated in Daund of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Naigaon Education Societys Arts and Commerce College, Daund Maharashtra is 21172435.

Contact Details of Naigaon Education Societys Arts and Commerce College, Daund Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-2117-262435, 267448


Naigaon Education Societys Arts and Commerce College, Daund Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Science, Commerce stream(s).

Approval details: Naigaon Education Societys Arts and Commerce College is affiliated with Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune (Maharashtra)

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NAAC report of Naigaon Education Societys Arts and Commerce College

Section 1: Preface
The Daund Arts & Commerce College, Daund, MAHARASHTRA, affiliated to University of Pune, was established in the year 1982 by Naigaon Education Society, Mumbai. It is the oldest senior college in the region, which is largely rural. The college was established to impart higher education to the youth of all communities in general and particularly for girls of the region, which is educationally and economically backward with a view to infuse in them the spirit of enlightened and responsible citizenship worthy of a secular democratic state.

Situated near S.R.P. Camp, the college campus is spread over an area of 5 acres with lush green surroundings. It has a built-up area of around 29090 sq. feet. It is a grant-in-aid college. It is yet to be recognized by UGC under section 2f and 12B. The College offers undergraduate level courses in Arts & Commerce streams and P.G. in Commerce and M.A. History and Marathi. The nature of the college, i.e., affiliated grant-in-aid leaves little room for autonomy to the college.

Over the years the College has grown in terms of student's strength and at present around 772 students (2004 -2005), including 303 girls are enrolled into two streams - Arts & Commerce. The College has faculty strength of 17 teachers (all of them are Permanent). There are 10 members in the non-teaching staff. The College follows annual system of academic work. It has a central library, sports facilities, vehicle parking shed, canteen, etc.

The Daund Taluka College, Daund, MAHARASHTRA volunteered to be assessed by NAAC and submitted its Self-study Report was submitted on 31st December 2003. NAAC constituted an expert committee to visit the College and validate its Study Report. The Peer team comprises of Prof. M.L. Sisodia, Former Director, UGC Academic Staff College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur as the chairperson, Prof. Newman Fernades, Principal St. Xavier's College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Xaviernagar, Altinho, Mapusa as a member coordinator and Prof. R.K.Bharti, Sr. Prof., Ex Head & Dean, Faculty of Commerce, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (M.P.)as member. The team visited the college on 23-25th August, 2004.

The Peer Team carefully pursued and analyzed the Self-Study Report submitted by the College. During institutional visit, Peer Team went through all the relevant documents, visited the various departments and the facilities and interacted with the various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and other facilities of the institution were visited and assessed. The Peer Team also interacted at length with the Management, Principal, Faculty, Students, Non-teaching staff, Parents and Alumni of the institution. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, the Peer Team has taken up the assessment and accreditation of the college. The observations of the team are recorded in the following sections of the report.

Section2: Criterion Wise Report
Criterion1: Curricular Aspects
The College conducts UG programme in both Arts and Commerce streams. The College has English, Marathi, History, Economics, Psychology, Geography subjects for study in Arts stream. At UG level in Commerce stream, special subjects such as Business environment and Entrepreneurship, Banking are studied with compulsory subjects like Accountancy and Taxation. At P.G. level, the College offers M.A. in Marathi and History and M.Com. in Business Administration. The College has a department of physical education for training students in sports. The College also runs a Certificate Course in Spoken English.

The College follows the courses designed and prescribed by the University of Pune. Thus the College has no freedom to redesign or change the syllabus. However the college faculty could review the syllabus and send their suggestions to the concerned Board of Studies, University of Pune for consideration.

Most of the temporal plans of academic work are based on annual system. The College does not have any formal feedback mechanism from academic peers, employers and alumni of college with respect to its academic activities. The College may have to design a continuous feedback mechanism and establish linkages with the neighboring industries, society and institutions. This linkage may help the College in deciding and planning new job oriented courses on self financing basis

Criterion 2 : Teaching, Learning & Evaluation
Most of the students seeking admission to the College are from the nearby villages and are admitted on the basis of their academic record at the qualifying examination as per norms of University of Pune. It is observed that the dropout rate is high and it varies from year to year. There is no provision for assessing student's knowledge and skills for a particular programme after admission. The College conducts remedial courses for disadvantaged students through the concerned teacher.

The College conducts assessment to evaluate the students through occasional tests. The overall performance of the students is monitored by conducting tutorials, project work etc. as well as mid term examination. Advanced learners are motivated by giving them appreciation for their performance and books are given from book bank. Promotion to higher classes is based on annual university examination. For the last two years (2002-2003) the pass percentage is around 50 percent in Arts stream and 80 percent in Commerce stream with good number of students passed in first class.

The teachers plan their teaching in accordance with the academic calendar worked out at the beginning of the academic session. Teachers are encouraged to make the teaching plan and plans are monitored by the Principal. The syllabus in each subject is unitized (term wise). Mostly, teaching is lecture based. However, sometimes Group discussions, Seminars, Tutorial sessions are used to make the learning interesting. The College does not have centralized media facilities however sometimes teachers use OHP and other audio-visual devices.

The College is sincerely working to fulfill the requirement of UGC by having more than 180 teaching days and 225 working days as observed from the records of last two academic years. 100% workload is borne by the regular staff of the College. In total, there are 17 teachers and each take 21 lectures per week, besides working in different committees. Many teachers have participated in national level seminars and international level seminars. Teachers have also attended orientation/refresher courses conducted by UGC Academic Staff Colleges. The College teachers have the membership with Gokhale Institute, British Library and Jaikar Library. Few teachers have received teaching and other academic awards. It is worth mentioning that the teachers of Marathi have got very good publications to their credit. Teachers of History Department have also done good research and extension work.

Teachers are required to submit their performance report in the prescribed form. The Principal checks the form and takes personal interview for verification of the facts. The teaching staff is recruited following the norms of the University of Pune as well as DHE, Govt. of Maharashtra.

Criterion 3 : Research, Consultancy and Extension
The College has an effective strength of 17 teachers, among them 2 have Ph.D. and 09 M.Phil. and the rest are post-graduates. Most of the teachers generally confine to the teaching and other extension activities through different committees constituted by the Principal. Four teachers are working towards Ph.D. degree, and this is quite appreciable. The College needs to motivate the other teachers to pursue research activities by providing a supportive environment through necessary supporting facilities such as seed money for preparing projects, granting study leave, etc.

The Department of Psychology has established a Counseling cell, which provides psychological guidance to the students, from the College school., at the nominal fee.

The College doesn't have collaboration/linkages with national/international institutions and industries. However, the College is engaged in extension, cultural and co-curricular activities. Besides the activities of NSS, the College has Adult Education and Literacy Mission programme in nearby villages. The College has conducted the blood donation camp, elocution competition, educational tours and social camp, environment awareness programme, etc. The students and teachers are encouraged to participate in the extension activities by giving prizes. English Literary Association is quite active. The Economics and Commerce Association was established in 2002 and has been arranging seminars, etc. Few teachers have published text books and literary works, in their respective subjects. The College publishes its annual college magazine called 'Kshitij' since last two years.

Criterion 4 : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College is located in 5 acres of land. The College building has 11 classrooms, principal's cabin, administrative office, library, staff room, girls' common room, NSS room, parking shed, etc. It has a gymnasium, large playground and a canteen. The College has sufficient infrastructure to meet the present needs of the College. The College has a building and campus maintaining committee which looks after the maintenance of the College building and campus. The financial provisions are made accordingly by the management. The College also has campus development and planning Committee, plantation and maintenance committee. It looks after the cleanliness and beautification of the campus. The Earn and Learn scheme helps the concerned committee to keep the campus clean, beautiful and pollution free. The College campus is neat, clean and well-maintained.

The College has a library having 10,015 books and 32 periodicals/journals, etc. There is a library committee headed by the Principal. There is a book-bank facility with 200 text books for needy and deserving students. The library is not computerized, however it has few audio-visual teaching aids.
The College has no central computer facility, however it has proposed to establish a computer lab for the Commerce and Economics departments from the year 2004-2005. The College office has a computer which is maintained by yearly maintenance by private technicians on contract basis.
The College has fairly good sports infrastructure. It has open play ground for outdoor games such as volleyball, kabaddi, kho-kho, cricket and atheletic track. It has facilities for indoor games, namely chess and carom. A good number of students represent the various sports activities in the inter collegiate tournaments. The outstanding sport person is given preference in the admission to the College.

The College also provides first aid facility and medical check up for first year students.

Criterion 5 : Students support and Progression
Every year the College publishes its prospectus and it is given to students alongwith the admission form. It contains the details of the available courses and the subjects combination, rules and regulations of the College, the fee structure, etc. The College has an academic calendar. Financial aid is provided to the needy students, backward class students and others in the form of scholarship given by the Govt. of India, Govt. of Maharashtra and freeship by the college as per rules of DHE, Maharashtra.

The third year examination results are around 46% for B.A. and 81 % for B.Com. 30 percent of the third year passouts are placed in first class. A large number of students leave their studies before completion of the U.G. degree. Around 20% passouts go for P.G. courses and the rest go for family occupation or employment.

There is no placement or employment cell however, teachers apprise students of different jobs available for which advertisement are displayed on the notice board. However, the Psychology department has established, a Counseling Cell, which is open to all. The College must take steps to give career guidance and establish a placement cell, which should develop linkages with nearby industries and other business organisations.

Criterion 6 : Organisation & Management
The College is managed by Naigaon Education Society (Registered Trust) Mumbai established by the efforts of Bombay-Maharashtra Samaj. The College has an efficient coordinating and monitoring mechanism. The Board of trustees, Naigaon Education Society, Mumbai are at the apex of the vertical administrative structure and monitors the college administration through the duly constituted Local Managing Council (LMC). The Principal is the administrative head of the institution. He monitors the day-to-day administration involving the teaching and non-teaching staff, and students.

Apart from Local Management Committee, there are various committees constituted for day-to-day administration, under supervision of the Principal. There is a special committee for preparing the academic calendar. The committee consists of heads of all departments and is chaired by the Principal. The Local Managing Committee (LMC) has the authority for purchases of major items and the purchases are made with the approval of LMC.

The College has group insurance of students as per norms of University of Pune. The College has an Earn and Learn scheme for the needy students and co-operative society of employees, which give loan to its members. P.F. loan is given to employees as per norms of the State government. The College has a grievance redressal cell

Criterion 7 : Healthy Practices
The Peer Team has identified a few unique features which enhance the academic environment of the institution. They are as follows :-

*Through limited extension, co-curricular activities, and NSS camps the College is working towards community orientation. These activities inculcate civic responsibilities and create enthusiasm and zeal among students.

*The College has a committed team of members in the management and staff. They are imbued with a sense of mission.

*The Principal and faculty are actively involved in various committees, which are formed in the beginning of every academic year, and play major role in smooth functioning and development of the College.

*A Credit co-operative society (self help group) of the employees is a unique way of helping each other.

*Since last two year the College magazine called 'Kshitiz' is being published with most of the contribution from the students. Thus students get an opportunity to display their literary talent, and creativity.

*The College Gymkhana contributes very effectively in developing personality and team spirit amongst students.

*The College has an Earn and Learn Scheme through which it provides work to poor students on the campus, on payment of Rs. 15.00 per hour.

Overall analyasis and suggenstion:
The Peer Team is of the opinion that the College is playing an important role in imparting higher education to the students of Taluka Daund and its surrounding rural areas. When the College was established in 1982, there was no other institution at Daund and the young girls and boys of poor economic backward were deprived of higher education. This institution has played a pioneer role in the field of higher education. This is clearly evident from the fact that the enrolment of students has arisen year after year to the figure of about 800. The College has adequate infrastructural facilities in order to meet the present academic needs. The teachers are dedicated towards their duties and taking keen interest in shaping the educational career of their students. They are also actively involved in participating in various extension activities with a view to motivate the students for contributing their best to the socio-economic development of the region and to have the value based education. The College has vast scope for future academic growth and development. Keeping in view this fact in mind, the Peer Team wishes to put the following suggestions / recommendations :

Issues and Suggestions:
It is absolutely necessary that the College takes appropriate measures to reduce the failures and dropouts rate.

The College should encourage more girls to join college with a ratio of at least 50-50 through linkages with schools.

The College should start various Job oriented courses on payment basis such foundation courses for C.A., C.S. and other.

The College should establish a computer center for training students.

The College should have a separate Library Block with facilities for around 200 students to read in the library instead of present capacity of 50 students.

The College should also attempt to develop its linkages with surrounding industries in order to provide practical training and industrial exposure to the students.

As the teachers of Marathi and History have done good research work, the College should motivate the teachers of other departments to engage themselves in research activities leading to the award of Ph.D. degree.

Book-bank facility be further strengthened to meet the needs of larger population of poor students in the College.

The process of computerisation should be initiated at a greater speed so that the library may be well equipped with internet and inter-library borrowing facilities.

Teachers should be motivated to make use of Modern scientific teaching aids. Audiovisual cassettes, CDs and television, OHP etc. should be made available to them.

The extension activities of teachers and students should be further strengthened; particularly for the Women Empowerment Programmes and Outreach activities.

The College should form an Alumni Association with a view to seek the cooperation and help from the old students in institutional development.

The members of the Peer Team would like to place on record their sincere thanks to the management, Principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and the alumni for their support and best cooperation in successfully completing the exercise of Assessment and Accreditation by NAAC Peer Team.

(M.L. Sisodia)

(Newman Fernands)
(Member Co-ordinator)


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