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Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandirs Arts and Commerce College, Yeola, Maharashtra


Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandirs Arts and Commerce College, Yeola, Maharashtra
Yeola (District Nashik)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 423401

Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandirs Arts and Commerce College, Yeola Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandirs Arts and Commerce College, Yeola Maharashtra was established on / in 1970.

Principal of Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandirs Arts and Commerce College, Yeola Maharashtra is DR. HARISH PANDHARINATH ADKE.

Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandirs Arts and Commerce College is situated in Yeola of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandirs Arts and Commerce College, Yeola Maharashtra are 9011027605.

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Contact Details of Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandirs Arts and Commerce College, Yeola Maharashtra are : +91-2559-266269, 265610, +91-253-2620132


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

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

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NAAC report of Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandirs Arts and Commerce College

M.G. Vidyamandir's Arts and Commerce College, Yeola, Dist. Nashik destablished in the year 1970, is located in a campus of 5.19 acres. The college was established to impart education to the poor rural students specially girl students and to create refined citizens. It is a grant-in-aid institution situated in a semi-urban locality of the Nashik District. The college is affiliated to the University of Pune. The college received UCG recognition under 2(f) in February 1984. It has been receiving financial assistance from UGC since then. The tenth plan developmental grant of UGC for the college has been sanctioned and the first installment was released. The college is offering undergraduate Arts and Commerce courses. It also offers a vocational course in Functional English with the UGC support. Self-financed courses in Computer Application is also offered by the college. It is also offering Remedial Courses in selected subjects. There are 19 teachers and 16 supporting staff members. The total strength of the students is 894, out of which there are 322 girls. The temporal plan is annual. Unit cost of education is Rs. 7,925/-. The college has support services like library, sport facilities, canteen, classrooms, language and commerce laboratories.

The college volunteered to be assessed by NAAC and submitted its Self-Study Report in September 2003. A peer-team consisting of Prof. K.L. Kamal, former Vice Chancellor, Rajasthan University, Jaipur, as chairperson, Prof. H.N. Agarwal, Professor and Head, Department of Commerce and Business Administration, Saurashtra University, Rajkot as member and Prof. J.K. Mohapatra, Professor of Political Science, Berhampur University, Orissa, as member-convener was constituted to visit the college and validate the self-study report. The peer-team visit was coordinated by Prof. J.K. Mohapatra and Dr. Geeta Iyengar, Academic Consultant, NAAC ably monitored the visit as the internal coordinator. The peer-team visited the college on the 11th & 12th February, 2004.

The peer-team perused and analysed the Self-Study Report submitted by the college. During the Institutional visit, the team went through all relevant documents, visited the departments and facilities. The peer team interacted with the principal, the management committee, the teachers, non-teaching staff members, students, parents and alumni of the college. After this exercise and keeping in view the criteria identified by NAAC, the team submits its criterion-wise report in the following pages.

Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion-I: Curricular Aspects:
The college is offering undergraduate courses in Arts and Commerce faculties. In Arts stream, there are special subjects which include Marathi, Hindi, English, Economics and Political Science, besides General subjects like Geography and Psychology. In the Commerce stream, courses like Accountancy, Auditing, Advertising and Marketing are offered along with two optional subjects, i.e. (i) Company Law and Secretarial Practice and (ii) Marketing and Advertising. These courses are mostly conventional and knowledge oriented in nature. The courses are designed by the University. Students of both Arts and Commerce streams have opetions to choose special subjects. The college is offering vocational course in Functional English. It runs seven courses in Computer Applications of different durations on self-financing basis.

The college has not yet offered any other vocational course sponsored by the UGC except Functional English. The management may consider introducing some career-oriented vocational courses. Short-term courses may be introduced to increase the marketability of the students. The courses offered by the college are in consonance with the basic objectives of the college to impart education to the poor, tribal and woman students.

Criteria-II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation.
Admission to the college is based on academic performance of the students in the qualifying examinations. Admissions are governed as per the rules of the university and government. The syllabi are unitized and the teachers prepare teaching plan. There is a system to maintain the daily teaching diary by the teachers. Tutorial tests and terminal examinations are conducted to assess and evaluate the students. The lecture method is supplemented by encouraging the students to participate in question answer sessions, group discussions and departmental seminars. Students are taken to visit industrial and commercial units for onsite training. Remedial classes for the disadvantaged students are arranged in the subjects like English, Accountancy and Economics. The advanced learners are challenged to work ahead by giving them project assignments and by exposing them to English speaking courses. The temporal plan is annual. The principal monitors the academic progress of the students. The teachers maintain the teaching schedule and courses are completed in time. Staff meetings are held at regular intervals to monitor the process of teaching of teaching, learning and evaluation. The results of the University examinations are analyzed in staff meetings chaired by the principal.

The teaching days are as per norms. Examinations are conducted as per university rules. The teachers' recruitment is as per university/UGC/government guidelines. There is a self-appraisal method of teachers' evaluation. The college has introduced a system to get students' feedback on teachers' performance, which needs to be put to effective use. The principal also records the CCR as an additional method of teachers' evaluation. The teachers may be encouraged to use modern teaching aids in classrooms and in seminars. Teachers of the college are committed to their duties, goals and mission of the institution and they have contributed to the academic ambience of the college.

Criteria-III: Research, Consultancy and Extension Activities
Out of the 14 permanent teachers, 4 have completed their M.Phil. program, one teacher has submitted his Ph.D. thesis and two have registered for Ph.D. degree. 11 teachers of the college have attended state/regional/university level seminars during the period under consideration. One teacher of the department of English and one from the department of Marathi have submitted minor research project proposals to the UGC for financial assistance. There is a research committee. The faculty has conducted some micro level socio-economic surveys, which remained unpublished. The scope for offering consultancy services is limited. However, the faculty may be encouraged to explore the possibilities of offering consultancy to the local businessman and entrepreneurs. The college has a designated person for extension activities. Extension activities of the college relate to community development, health and hygiene awareness, adult education and literacy, AIDS awareness, social work, medical camp, environmental awareness and blood donation camp. The college has three NSS units (two boys & one girl). The NSS units undertake programs sponsored by the university. NSS volunteers have undertaken 'Water Conservation' awareness program. The college also organizes the extension activities in collaboration with NGO's and GO's. The principal of the college takes active interest in extension activities which also include the 'Chipko Movement' and the 'Narmada Bachao Abhiyan'. The teachers of the college may be motivated to develop research culture and acquire higher qualifications. The college should organize seminars, symposia and conferences to further develop the academic environment.

Criterion-IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has adequate infrastructure and learning resources. It has 33 classrooms besides language laboratory, library, computer center, canteen, gymnasium and sports facilities. The college has a master plan for its future development to meet the future academic requirements. The infrastructure of the college is maintained out of the grants of the government, management funds and own resources. It is put to optimum utilization by starting the classes from 7:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. The facilities of the college are allowed to be used by the district and local authorities. During holidays, the college premises are let out to local organizations for social and religious functions.

The college library is housed in a separate building, which has reading room facilities for teachers and students. It has 20,446 books including 1,970 books purchased out of poor boys' fund. It is subscribing to 53 journals/magazines/periodicals and 7 newspapers (six Marathi and one English). There is reprographic facility in the library too. Being the institutional member of the British Council Library, the college has also received audio and videocassettes. Computerization of the library is in progress. The library functions under the supervision of an advisory committee. The college has computer facilities with six computer systems. There are sports facilities for both indoor and outdoor games. The college has playgrounds for Basketball, Handball, Kho-Kho, Volleyball, Badminton and Kabaddi. The college has an understanding with the local stadium authorities, which allows the students to avail of the facilities of Lawn Tennis and Badminton. There is a well-equipped gymnasium built with the financial assistance from the HRD Ministry, Government of India. The college has submitted proposals to the UGC for financial assistance for girls' hostel, stadium and guesthouse. There is a canteen, which caters to the needs of the college family. The college campus is clean and well maintained.

Criterion-V: Student Support and Progression
The college publishes its prospectus annually, which contains necessary information about the courses and university examinations for the benefit of the students. Courses are completed before the university examinations. The pass percentage in university examinations is satisfactory. The dropout rate is negligible, which is a healthy sign. The college would do well to maintain a record of student progression to higher studies and employment. The college has taken an initiative to form an alumni association, which needs to be activised. A large number of students receive scholarships/financial aid provided by the government. The college may develop a mechanism to receive feedback from students regarding their expectations and suggestions with reference to curricular and extra-curricular activities. The college encourages students to participate in indoor and outdoor games. Students of the college have represented the university in the all-India interuniversity meets in lawn tennis, wrestling, archery and kabaddi. The sports activities are supervised by the physical education department of the college. The college conducts cultural programs and conducts competitions in story, narration, recitation of poems and debate. The college publishes wallpapers through different departments. Special issues of the college magazine are published occasionally highlighting different aspects of the Yeola taluka. Students are involved in conducting surveys and collection of data for bringing out the special issues of college magazine. The institution may organize cultural functions in regular intervals to encourage the students to exhibit their cultural talents. The college publishes its magazine annually.

Criterion-VI: Organization and Management
The college is managed by the Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir, a registered public trust founded in August 1954 by the efforts of Karmaveer Bhausaheb Hiray. There is a local managing committee constituted as per the university act. For managing various activities the college has constituted several committees which function under the chairmanship of the vice-principal. This way, the college is sensitized to latest managerial concepts such as, teamwork, strategic planning and decision-making. The principal ensures that the teaching schedule is strictly followed and the university examinations are conducted as per rules. The management has appointed temporary teachers and the strength of the teaching and non-teaching staff is adequate to run the academic programs. There is a self-appraisal method of teacher evaluation. Efficiency of the non-teaching staff is assessed by the principal. Teachers are encouraged to attend refresher/orientation courses. The management arranges training programs for the non-teaching staff whenever warranted. The college has a deficit budget. The unit cost of education is Rs.7,925/-. The tuition fee structure has remained unchanged during the last five years. A chartered accountant acts as the internal auditor who audits the accounts of the college at the interval of three months. The academic and administrative work of the institution is computerized. There is a staff credit cooperative society, which provides loan facility to the permanent employees of the college. The grievances redressal cell of the college needs to be activated. The principal provides a leadership and encourages teamwork for the smooth functioning of the institution.

Criterion-VII: Healthy Practices
The peer-team during its institutional visit has identified few healthy practices, which are contributing to the academic environment of the college. These are as follows:

The college has internal quality checks like self-appraisal method of teachers' evaluation, feedback from students, correspondence to parents regarding attendance and performance of students and it conducts tutorial tests and terminal examinations.

The college is offering job-oriented computer courses.

College makes efforts for the personality development of the students through various activities conducted by different associations and encourages creative writing and thinking.

To improve the communication skill of the students, a course in Functional English is offered.

The Earn & Learn scheme of the college, besides helping the needy students financially encourages teamwork.

The college magazine is distinct from the routine pattern. Special issues of the magazine are brought out to cover topics like drought situation, Women's life, Freedom Fighters, etc. in Yeola Taluka. It was rewarded by the Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan Mumbai, as it provides cultural history of Yeola Taluka.

For the disadvantaged students, remedial classes are held in subjects like Economics, English and Accountancy.

The library has a rich collection of reference, general and text books.

Overall Analysis
The peer-team, after going through the self-study report of the college and its visit, is happy to record that the institution is striving to provide quality higher education to the students. The institution has succeeded to a considerable extent in translating its mission and goals into academic practices. The college is offering a vocational course in Functional English to help students to cross regional boundaries. It is offering job-oriented computer application courses. The principal and the management are positive in their attitude and progressive in their approach. There is cordial relationship between various constituents of the college. Student discipline is a healthy sign.

The college has completed three decades of its service to the society, in particular to the rural, backward and tribal students wishing to have higher education. However, the conventional mode of teaching and the curriculum will not be of substantial help to the students to meet the challenges of market forces. Hence, the college needs to develop a plan to offer quality higher education. While preparing its future plan, the following recommendations of the peer-team may be kept in view:

The management may consider to offer some more special subjects like Geography, Psychology and Home Science.

The college may offer few vocational courses like Rural Handicrafts, Functional Hindi, Foreign Trade Practices and Procedures and Tax Procedures and Practices.

Add-on course in music and dance may be offered to enrich the students' talent.

Students should be encouraged to acquire computer skills.

Teachers should be motivated to supplement the lecture method of teaching by using modern teaching aids such as, OHP, slide projector, etc.

Teachers of the college may be encouraged to acquire research qualifications, publish articles in the professional journals and undertake minor research proposals.

The management may initiate steps to construct an open-air theatre and build gallery around the playground, for which it may approach funding agencies for financial support.

The college should constitute a career guidance cell to guide the students for job opportunities and higher education facilities. The cell can also arrange coaching facilities for the students for different examinations for employment.

The alumni association of the college needs strengthening and the college should establish close linkage with alumni for its growth.

Efforts may be made to start NCC units for boys and girls.

The college may approach UGC for starting a yoga center and a multipurpose student center.

The college may organize seminars / symposia / workshops / conferences out of the grants received from UGC.

The college may consider constituting a women cell to coordinate various women oriented activities and conduct counselling services to the students for empowerment of women.

Teachers of the college may be motivated to institute a few scholarships for the needy and meritorious students.

Taking into consideration the need of the students the college may build a hostel. The proposal of the college for financial assistance from UGC for this purpose needs to be pursued sincerely.

Full computerization of the library may be done.

The college may also consider the introduction of English as an additional medium of instruction.

The members of the peer-team would like to place on record their sincere thanks to the principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, alumni, parents and members of the management committee for their cooperation. The team wishes this college a bright future.

Prof. K.L. Kamal

Prof. H.N. Agrawal

Prof. J.K. Mohapatra
(Member Convener)

Shri. A.V. Neurgaonkar
M.G.V.' Arts and Commerce College,
Yeola, Dist. Nashik.

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