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Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandirs Arts, Science and Commerce College, Nampur, Maharashtra


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Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandirs Arts, Science and Commerce College, Nampur, Maharashtra
Nampur (District Nashik)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 423204


Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandirs Arts, Science and Commerce College, Nampur Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandirs Arts, Science and Commerce College, Nampur Maharashtra is managed by Society: Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandirs. Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandirs Arts, Science and Commerce College, Nampur Maharashtra was established on / in 1984.


Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandirs Arts, Science and Commerce College is situated in Nampur of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Nampur comes under Baglan Tehsil, Nashik District.


Contact Details of Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandirs Arts, Science and Commerce College, Nampur Maharashtra are : +91-2555-234316, 234215, 234215



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Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandirs Arts, Science and Commerce College, Nampur Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Science stream(s).


Approval details: Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandirs Arts, Science and Commerce College is affiliated with Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune (Maharashtra)



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NAAC report of Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir Arts,Science and Commerce College Baglan

INTRODUCTION
The Peer Team, consisting of Prof. P. Murali, Vice - Chancellor, Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati, as Chairperson, and Dr. B.S. Srikanta, Principal, RBANMS First Grade College, Bangalore, and Dr. S.K. Dhawan, formerly Joint Director, Directorate of Higher Education, Himachal Pradesh, as Members, and Mr. B.R. Manjunath, Academic Consultant, NAAC, Bangalore as coordinator conducted the accreditation process of Mahatma Gandhi Vidymandir's Arts, Science & Commerce College, Nampur, Taluka Baglan, District Nashik for three days, 29th - 31st May, 2003.

This College is one of the 14 Degree Colleges under the Management of Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir, Malegaon. The Management runs several other schools and professional Colleges as well. This College was started during the year 1984 with B.A, B.Sc & B.Com. courses at Nampur Village to cater to the higher educational needs of the rural pupils in and around Nampur. The mission of the Management in starting this College is: a) Integrated development of student's personality, b) Excellence in education with social relevance and c) Propagation/inculcation of values enshrined in the Indian Constitution.

The College started its activities in a very humble way in a small rented building at Nampur Village. From 1984 to 1998 the College was under temporary affiliation with the Pune University. In June 1998 the College got permanent affiliation from the Pune University. The College acquired UGC recognition under 2f in 1998 and 12 (B) in 1999. Thereafter, the funds position has considerably improved as manifested in the new women's hostel under construction and other infrastructure developmental activities. The College also got admitted into Grant-in-Aid scheme of the Maharashtra Government in 1999. In 1999, the College moved into the permanent structure constructed by the Management in the 9 acre campus. Subsequently, a Gymnasium and a Functional English Block were added. The present location and structures lend good ambience to the College.

The College has a teaching staff of strength 33, of whom 29 are permanent and 4 temporary. Among the 29 faculty members, one has Ph.D and 5 M.Phil.. Of the 33, two are female faculty members. The non-teaching staff strength is 34. The student strength is 1025, of whom 739 are boys. The College has the following support services: library, games and sports facilities, vehicle parking facilities. The temporal plan of academic work of the College is annual system. The unit cost of education in the College is Rs.15910/-, rather high for a rural College.

The Peer Team perused the relevant documents, visited the departments and the facilities and interacted with the various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were visited. The Peer Team also interacted at length with the Governing Body, Head of the institution, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents & alumnae of the institution. Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer Team has taken the value judgment. The assessment of the institution under various criteria and the recommendations for further improvement are given in the following pages.

Criterion I
CURRICULAR ASPECTS
The College offers three undergraduate programs, viz. BA, B.Sc. & B.Com. In the Science stream, only Chemistry is offered as special subject at the final year B.Sc. level. In the Arts stream, five subjects, viz. English, Marathi, Hindi, Economics, and History are offered as special subjects. Apart from the Compulsory subjects, two options of Marketing and Advertisement, and Management of Service sector are available for students of Commerce stream. Functional English is offered as vocational subject under UGC sponsored project. All the Courses are aided by Government of Maharashtra. There are 33 faculty members in the institution. The College caters to the higher educational needs of the students of the economically and educationally backward sections of the society hailing from areas around Nampur, which is declared as backward and hilly area by the Government of Maharashtra.

The introduction of Functional English in the Arts stream and the permission obtained by the Management to introduce Bachelor of Computer Science at the B.Sc. level are welcome steps since the courses are job - oriented to some extent and help the students in finding employment.

The students have very few program options, particularly in the Science stream, where they can offer only Chemistry as special subject at the final B.Sc. level. Self - appraisal by teachers and evaluation of teachers by students with the help of questionnaire forms a part of feedback mechanism in the College.

Several teachers of the College are involved in syllabus - framing and restructuring of courses at the University level as members of Academic Council, Syllabus revision committees, Board of Studies and other such bodies. They have been contributing to the curricular development. It is suggested that the faculty enhance their interaction with the academic bodies of the University to which the College is affiliated.

Though student strength in Arts Courses is quite satisfactory, it appears that relatively few students intend to pursue their career in Science and Commerce faculties. Also it is noticed that the drop - out rate is high. One of the factors contributing to this drop-out rate, particularly in the Science stream, is the availability of only one subject as special subject at the final year level. Hence, the College may look into the possibilities of introducing a few more subjects as special subjects at the final year level. The College may also consider introducing more vocational courses in all the three faculties, which will definitely boost the educational and economic levels of the youth of the area.

The Peer Team feels that the goals and objectives of the institution viz. focusing on integrated development of student's personality and achieving excellence in education with social relevance are partially achieved. However, the efforts of the Management in educating the youth of this backward hilly area is laudable. While the interest evinced by the College in conducting remedial courses for the below average students is noteworthy, there is need to make efforts to identify brilliant students and provide them with better academic atmosphere and motivate them to take up higher studies.

The encouragement given by the Management for sports is highly commendable. The construction of Indoor sports stadium at a cost of around Rs. 40 lakhs with grant from the Ministry of Sports needs special mention.

CRITERION II
TEACHING LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The teaching and evaluation process in the College is governed by the rules and regulations of University of Pune to which the College is affiliated. The College offers three undergraduate programs in the faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce. Teaching is done mostly through class-room lectures. The use of audio-visual aids like OHP, slide projector, Computers and Charts etc. is minimal. Annual plan of teaching is prepared by each teacher in the beginning of an academic year so as to systematically cover the curriculum. Monthly review meetings are held to take stock of the academic schedule. The teaching in the College is mainly examination- oriented. The teachers distribute the learning material to the students to help them in the studies. Self-appraisal by teachers and evaluation of teachers by students are the feedback mechanism adopted in the institution to monitor the progress and to determine the effectiveness of teaching-learning process. The Team notes with appreciation the practice of evaluation of the Principal by the Students and the teachers using a structured questionnaire, which indeed has contributed to the improvement of overall academic atmosphere on the campus.

Only one teacher has acquired Ph.D qualification. There are five M.Phil Degree holders among the teaching staff. It is suggested that the College encourage teachers to acquire research qualification so that the teaching-learning experiences on the campus are enriched.

Teachers of the institution have participated in seminars and conferences at the state level and national level, mostly within the State of Maharashtra. In the context of present day explosion of knowledge in all the fields of Science, Commerce and Humanities, continuous exposure of teachers to recent advances and trends in the respective disciplines is very much required. This could be achieved by the participation and presentation of papers in workshops, seminars and conferences in institutions and Universities of repute. Teachers may be encouraged to present papers in conferences.

The College has the healthy practice of preparing annual plans of curricular activities, examinations, extra and co-curricular activities. This has to be strengthened further to facilitate overall personality development of students. The educational tours are organized by several departments. These may be conducted every year on a regular basis for the benefit of the students.

CRITERION III
RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
Only one teacher has acquired Ph.D. in the Department of Zoology and two teachers have registered for Ph.D. in the University of Pune. Only very few teachers from the Department of Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and Economics are engaged in research. On the whole, 8 % of the teachers are engaged in research and publication of papers. Teachers have submitted three proposals for carrying out minor research projects. In the department of natural sciences, two teachers were engaged in the extension activity like counseling farmers on the use of low-cost Bio-fertilizer, changing crop pattern and improving cost-benefit ratio in agriculture. The merit of these teachers in the Department of natural sciences needs to be recognized and rewarded by the Management.

Teachers may be encouraged to write text books and publish papers.

The Management may strengthen the research base of the College by starting PG Courses and creating an atmosphere in the campus for carrying out research work. Teachers may be encouraged to take up minor research projects of UGC and get in touch with the central agencies like Department of Science and Technology to explore the funding possibilities.

Extension activities like blood donation camps, tree plantation, AIDS awareness program, anti-dowry program and personality development through NSS are worth-mentioning.

CRITERION - IV
INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The College has infrastructure to run the classes. The laboratories are equipped to meet the needs of the students. The College prepares a five year plan for augmentation of the infrastructure.. Funds for construction are provided by the managing committee, the state government and some times the grant is obtained from UGC. The local managing committee takes care of repair and maintenance of the building. The College time-table is so framed that the infrastructure is utilized to the maximum. The College also shares its sports facilities with the school to hold secondary school's sports competitions. The College authorities take special care to keep the campus clean. The College proposes to under take beautification of the campus under the guidance of Botany teachers.

The College has an advisory committee on library. The library also has the facility for book bank. The College plans to Computerize library . As per record the library had 11282 books in the year 2000-2001. The library has a computer , audio and video cassettes how ever reading room & separate reference section has not been provided . The College is actively planning to start its computer center. At present the College has 7 computers out of which three are with office and one each with the departments of commerce, chemistry ,and botany. The College has an AMC with some private company and also has some trained staff to take care of some day to day problems. The College has the provision of providing medical facility to its students and has entered in a contract with two doctors( one male and one female) for the same. Health check is compulsory for all the students of first year. The College has the facility of indoor stadium and gymnasium, which has been constructed at the cost of about Rs. 40 lakhs . This money has been provided by the Ministry of Human Resource Development . The outstanding sports persons are given incentive in the form of medals and prizes. The students of the College have represented in the university teams also. The College will soon be having a ladies hostel to cater to the needs of some 30 girls. The Hostel building is in the advance stage of construction. The College proposes to construct a boys hostel in near future. The College also proposes to construct a separate library building soon.

CRITERION-V
STUDENTS SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION.
The College has a very high percentage of drop outs and even the pass percentage is also very low. The institution needs to work in the direction of improving on these two accounts. As the College is holding undergraduate classes it doesn't have any information about the number of students who have qualified NET,GRE ,GATE,GMAT & students joining PG courses etc. The College brings out its annual prospectus which contain complete information regarding the College activities, courses of study and subject combinations allowed, fee chart, scholarships, rules for admission etc.. The College offers scholarships and free ships as per the norms prescribed by the government. In the year 2000-2001, 130 students were awarded GOI scholarship. The College has a placement cell under the charge of a senior teacher. The placement officer and other teachers counsel the students and advise them about the employment opportunities. The students have been counseled to start their own small - scale industry. The College has recently started alumni association. The College conveys the criteria of admission to the students through its prospectus and follows the admission policy as prescribed by the university. The College provides facilities for indoor games, outdoor games, nature club etc. It brings out a magazine. The students are encouraged to participate in cultural programs, dance competition, essay writing competitions and other such activities for the overall growth of the students. The College organizes an ' Annual Social Gathering' wherein ex-students and parents are invited.

CRITERION -VI
ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT.
The College has an internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism wherein the heads of the departments are involved to prepare plans and implement policies with regard to admission, examination, evaluation and extra curricular activities. There are various committees to plan & monitor different activities of the College. The College did not appoint any external committee to improve the organization and management of the College but internal arrangements were made to improve the academic environment in the College and also to improve the office working. The College has a mechanism to improve the working of the College office and organizes workshop to bring in efficiency in their working. The non-teaching staff has been given training in computer handling and also encouraged them to participate in the workshops/other programs organized by other agencies to improve their professional capacity. The College charges the fee and funds as per the university norms which have not been changed in the last three years. The College has deficit budget and the management lends money to cover-up the deficit. The College has appointed an auditor who takes care of audit and accounts of the institution.

The College is spending 97% on academic services and administration. A meager 3% is spent on student welfare. The College has a staff credit co-operative society, which provides loans to the employees as per their requirement. The College extends the facility for GIS and also helps the employees to get loans from various financial institutions .The College has a grievance redressal cell which helps in solving their problems.

CRITERION -VII
HEALTHY PRACTICES
The College has adopted a process of internal quality check and has formed an internal quality control committee. The College has adopted latest managerial practices. The College organizes programs to help students in overall development of personality, value based education ,inculcating civic responsibilities. The institution is making all-out efforts to improve quality of education. The College has adopted two villages and has launched 'Gram Swachhtta Abhiyan'.The students have launched tree plantation, preparation of band for storage of water. The villagers are also being made aware of importance of education, hygiene and sanitation. The College organizes lectures to help them broaden their outlook and offers project work to students to create research ability in them. The College also organizes programmers to enhance the communicating ability of the students. The activities of NSS help the students to inculcate the spirit of community service and the students are given project work independently. The College magazine is being published regularly. The College is making all out efforts to produce good sports persons from the rural hilly area. The teachers of the College , in spite of the fact that they are living in difficult situation, are making all out efforts to spread higher education in remote and hilly area.

OVERALL ANALYSIS
The overall ambience of the College is good. Having got the recognition under 2f & 12 (B) category it got good financial assistance for infrastructure development. Though it is having a permanent building, the accommodation is not sufficient thus forcing the Management to conduct the classes under shift system. The laboratory equipment in Botany, Zoology, Physics & more so in Chemistry is neither adequate nor up-to-date. There is no Computer center & hence the students are not exposed to computer education. As 29 faculty members are working on full - time basis, classes are conducted regularly.

Though research activity of the faculty members is poor, the extension and consultation activities of the College faculty are impressive and helping the local farmers in a big way. The NSS units of the College are doing very good extension activities and are very much appreciated by the local people. The library facilities are not at all adequate. Shortage of classroom infrastructure has necessitated the shift system (7 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.) which is inconvenient to the students, particularly those who have to come from interior places.

To overcome some of the deficiencies and to improve academic activity, the following measures may be considered by the Principal of the College and the Management establishing a Computer center and ensuring access to all the students adding modern equipment in all the laboratories, especially the Chemistry Laboratory. Constructing more classrooms taking the local needs into consideration, starting a few certificate or diploma courses to enhance the employability of the students as well as to bring down the drop-out rates improving canteen and drinking water facilities providing guidance for competitive examinations like those of UPSC and MPSC providing hostel facility for boys and girls.

Providing bus facility to ease the transport problem of the students from interior rural areas

Motivating teachers to acquire higher research qualifications

Encouraging teachers to take up major / minor research projects that will have useful implications for the people of the region.

Prof. P.Murali ( Chairperson )

Dr. S.K. Dhawan ( Member )

Dr. B.S. Srikanta ( Member )

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