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Kissan Vidya Prasarak Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce College, Parola, Maharashtra
Parola (District Jalgaon)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 425111


Kissan Vidya Prasarak Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce College, Parola Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Kissan Vidya Prasarak Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce College, Parola Maharashtra is Dr.Y.V.Patil.

Kissan Vidya Prasarak Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce College is situated in Parola of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Kissan Vidya Prasarak Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce College, Parola Maharashtra are 9421535101.

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Kissan Vidya Prasarak Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce College, Parola Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Science stream(s).


Approval details: Kissan Vidya Prasarak Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce College is affiliated with North Maharashtra University (NMU), Jalgaon (Maharashtra)



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NAAC report of Kissan Vidya Prasarak Sansthas Arts, Science and Commerce College

SECTION I
Preface
Kisan Arts, Commerce and Science College is located at Parola of District Jalgaon in northern Maharashtra and and is run by Kisan Vidya Prasarak Sanstha, Jalgaon. a charitable trust / private body. This is a rural college, covering an area of 2 acres and 16 points. The college was started in July 1977 and various departments were added subsequently. It is affiliated to the North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon and is a recipient of both Salary and non-salary components of Grant in aid from the government of Maharashtra. The College is located in a rural environment and is recognized by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi under 2f. The college has also applied for recognition under 12B and the same is under process.

The college runs 3 undergraduate programmes, one each in each faculty. In all there are 14 departments viz. eight in Arts, five in Science and one in commerce Although, the University Act provides for autonomy, the college has not applied for the same. The teachers are recruited as per norms laid down by the university and the government. The total number of teachers, including two ladies, is 36. One teacher, who is presently on lien to another college as Principal, holds a Ph.D. degree while seven teachers hold M. Phil. degrees. Four teachers have registered for their Ph.D. degree and two teachers have been sanctioned one minor research project each and the work is going on. The college teachers do publish articles of general interest in various periodicals/ newspapers. At least some technical papers have also been published. The number of non-teaching staff stands at 34 which includes 19 working in various departments and 15 working in the office. Ratio of teaching to non-teaching staff is approximately 1:1.

Total strength of students at present is 591 of which 438 are male and 153 are female. The results have generally been satisfactory in the faculties of Commerce and Science, but not so in the faculty of Arts. However, there is a silver lining. Some students have passed in first division every year in every faculty, indicating emphasis on quality. Unit cost of education in the College came to Rs. 9,249/- in 2001 - 2002 and Rs. 15,337/- in 2002 - 2003. This cost included the salary component.

The College follows the annual system of examinations. The basic facilities available include a Central Library, Computer laboratory and Sports facilities. The college raises it's revenue by way of fees, besides the grants received from the government for salary and non-salary components. In 2002-2003, the college raised a small amount of Rs.13,420/- by way of College Development Fund.

The College management is aware of the need for maintenance of quality in education and have been keen for assessment and accreditation. The College applied for the same to NAAC in March 2004 and the Council appointed a peer team to visit and validate the claims of the institution and recommend certification. The peer team includes:
Prof. H. M. Joshi Former Vice Chancellor, Saurashtra University, presently residing at Vadodara, Chairman
Prof. S. C. Pathak Retired Professor of Zoology, Department of Biological Sciences, Rani Duregavati University, Jabalpur, presently residing at Jabalpur. Member Coordinator
Prof. Dr. Basavaraj Professor of Commerce Member Acharya Tulsi National College of Commerce Shimoga (Karnataka). Member

The team visited the College on 27th and 28th August 2004 and interacted with the members of the management, local committee, Principal, Teaching and non-teaching staff, students - present and past, and parents, besides looking into the relevant records and facilities.

SECTION 2
Criterion wise Analysis
Criterion 1. Curricular Aspects
The College being an affiliated one has to work in the constraints of the University system. It does not have much say in the framing of curricula and follows those prescribed by the University. Some of the teachers however, do play a role in suggesting changes in the syllabi during the meetings of the respective Boards of Studies. At present, as many as eight teachers of the College are members of the respective Boards of Studies.

The College is running undergraduate courses in Arts, Commerce and Science. The programmes are not specifically career oriented but the students can compete for various jobs offered by the Government / private market. There is no flexibility in time frame, available to students. Horizontal mobility is not at all possible. The students have to choose various subject options as per the norms laid by the Affiliating University.

Flexibility in time frame is generally not available except at a personal level. In Science, the principal subject available is Chemistry while other options for subsidiary subjects are available. These include Physics, Maths, Botany, Zoology and Geography. But networking with local traders / Industry is lacking. In the academic year 2002-2003, total working days of the college were 295 and it is claimed that active teaching took place on 245 days.

The college holds various activities with a view to develop the personality of the students. The College premises are generally used for College activities only. The premises are also made available for fund raising activities of the Police Department. Other activities include National Service Scheme and National Cadet Corps. Activities of the former in particular follow an Eco-friendly approach.

A number of Scholarships and free ships, as per government provisions are available to students

The College has a neighbour- hood networking with other colleges in the area, so that both the interacting colleges benefit from the expertise of the teachers.

The programme of teaching is generally in conformity with the goals and objectives of the institution.

The College also runs a Study Centre of Yashwantrao. Chavan Memorial Open University, Nasik. Most of the teachers of the College participate as facilitators and Counselors in this Study centre. The College is in touch with it's past students who have progressed in life in various fields and are presently occupying important positions.

Criterion II Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The students are admitted on the basis of their academic record based on results of Higher Secondary / other public examinations. The College assesses the students after admission. The students are given House tests, Class tests and assignments etc. The teachers are alive to the need of the weak students and engage extra classes, whenever needed. Advanced learners are encouraged to work for the improvement of their performance by giving extra coaching and guidance and arranging Quiz's and competitions. Guidance is also provided for preparing the students for entrance examinations for MBA, MCA etc.

Teachers prepare their teaching plans in the very beginning of the academic session and try to cover the entire syllabus in the given time frame. The syllabi are unitized

Teaching is mainly by Chalk and Talk method, but teachers do employ other methods like Group discussions, Seminars, Notice Board displays, Articles for the College Magazine, Tutorials, Book reviews, field visits and village surveys. Most of teaching is carried on by full time teachers only. Recruitment of teachers is done as per the rules and norms framed by the government and the University, but the college has not recruited any new teacher in the past two years.

A Teacher Evaluation Programme is said to be in operation, but the methodology followed is not clear, except fro the Self-appraisal forms submitted by the teachers. This year, feed back based on a questionnaire has also been taken from the students.

The College encourages Research activity as well as participation of the teachers in seminars/ workshops / conferences etc. As many as eight teachers have benefited by participation in Refresher courses and two in Orientation courses. Two teachers have been awarded minor research projects by the UGC.

Evaluation methods for students are as devised by the University, and are communicated to the students in the very beginning of the academic year in the Prospectus of the College. Question banks are in operation in all subjects. Teachers monitor the performance of the students throughout the year and help them to improve their score.

Students are encouraged to participate in Competitive examinations and tests are given to the students, by the teachers, periodically.

Criterion III. Research, Consultancy, Extension
The College being an under-graduate one, does not have much scope for active research in various subjects. However, it goes to the credit of the management that they encourage research activities. This is evident from the fact that two minor research projects have been sanctioned to two teachers of the college and are currently in progress. The management also proclaims that they would sanction Study leave to any teacher who asks for it. No financial support is however, provided by the management for this purpose.

It is pertinent to note that the teachers of the college have published or communicated a few research papers / articles.

Although, there is not much scope for research in an under-graduate college, good work has been done in the fields of Extension. Both NSS and NCC have done a commendable job.

There is one Programme and four Co-Programme Officers attached to NSS. The fields covered by NSS include Community development, Health and Hygiene awareness, Adult education and literacy, AIDS awareness, Socioeconomic survey of nearby villages, Health camp in adopted village, Environment awareness especially tree plantation and water conservation and Fund collection for earthquakes in Latur and Gujarat and super-cyclone in Orissa. The students also participate in various camps organized by NSS, where district officials are invited to deliver talks. Various NGOs also associate with the NSS activities.

NCC activities are sgnificant. Over the years, one cadet was selected for the Republic day parade at New Delhi, in 2000 and one cadate attended a pre-R.D. Camp at Goa in 2003. A large number of students have passed their B and C certificates and 23 NCC cadets have joined the defence forces. NCC has also been organizing adventure activities which include covering Shivaji Trail, parasailing, cycle expeditions and tracking.

The Study centre of YCMOU is also playing it's role in providing higher education to those already employed.

Criterion IV. Infra structure and Learning Resources
The college is situated on plot land of 2.16 acres. The college has sufficient number of class rooms with all necessary facilities. The institution has adequate physical facilities to run the educational programmes and administrative functions efficiently. The growth of the infrastrucutre keeps pace with academic growth of the college.

During the last three decades the college has expanded in infrastructure facility in the form of well planned buildings with separate accommodation for Principal and the staff. The main building has number of rooms to accommodate Principal's chamber, Administrative office, staff room, record room, physics, chemistry and computer lab and three class rooms. In the first floor Botany and Zoology labs are accommodated. Library, reading room, geography labs, NSS and Ghymkhana are accommodated. There is a separate wing which accommodates only class rooms. The college has separate rooms for boys and girls with necessary amenities. An Assembly hall and a spacious Chemistry laboratory has been completed after the College submitted its S.S.R.

There are 5 Computers in the College. Computer centre is accessable to students from 8 AM to 6 PM..

The college Library is housed in a spacious hall with necessary facilities like; reading room, reference section, magazines and journal sections and medium sized meeting hall. The library has a rich collection of 20645 books and subscribe to more than 46 journals and magazines in various fields of knowledge. It has a computer facility for the routine administrative work. The college provides inter-library borrowing facilities. The library works 250 days in a year, working hours of the library from 8 a. m. to 6.00 p. m. The library has an advisory committee consisting of Principal, Vice-Principal, HOD's and Librarian. Library is managed by qualified and experienced staff.

The college emphasises physical education and physical fitness. The playground is spread over in a spacious land. College has physical facilities for Kabbaddi and Volleyball, Kho-Kho and Athletics. Besides it has indoors game facilities like ; Chees and Carom. The college encourages the outstanding sports persons by providing incentives such as ; sports scholarship and prizes, felicitating the sports persons in a special function and awarding number of trophies to champions. The outstanding sports persons are give 10% grace marks as per the university norms. The college has produced outstanding sports persons who have represented college at University and State level sports activities.

NCC and NSS units are working well n the college. NCC and NSS students have participated in number of university level camps.

The entire space in the college is utilized to the optimum level. The optimum utilization is ensured through departments and committees consisting of staff members working for relevant activities. The infrastructure facilities of the college are used by the external agencies for conducting classes, examinations, tests, seminars etc. The college facilities are used from morning 7:30 am to evening 6 p. m. by running U.G. courses in shifts.

CRITERION - V
STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
To motivate student to excel in their academic activities certain incentives are offered. The various types of scholarships given by central and state government are made available to the students. In addition the college provides financial assistances and free education for the student with meritorious achievement in sports, athletics and academics. The college issues a updated prospectus giving clear guidance to the student about admission, fees and other student support activities.

The college has recently started a career guidance cell and placement officer to offer counseling to students. The career guidance cell of the college motivate the student to seek-self-employment. Poor boys fund and student welfare fund are used to help the needy student. Personnel counseling, NSS, NCC, are other important activities of the college. The various sports and recreational services available to the students are debate club, student magazines, cultural programme, Dance, Music, quiz and dramatic competition are arranged for the development of the students.

Ninety percent students appear for the examination average drop out rate was 10% in 2002-03, which is a commendable feature. The students are encouraged to appear for competitive examinations such as U.G.C, SET and NET. The college collects feedback regularly from students to assess their progress.

After Graduation nearly 50 % percent of the students go for higher studies. Since college is more than 3 decades old, number of outstanding students are occupying important positions in industry, business, sports and public life.

CRITERION VI
ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
The college was established in 1977 by the freedom fighters and social reformers. The college has constituted the local managing committee as per the rules laid down by the Maharastra Universities Act 1994. The college is managed with the help of admission committee, teachers selection committee, library committee, purchase committee, academic committee, research committee, examinations committee and so on. Academic and administrative planning in the institution move together. Management techniques and technologies are used by the institution for efficient running of every administrative and academic decision making. The finances of the institution is judiciously allocated and effectively utilized to make its programmes and functioning cost effective. The college has an efficient internal co-ordinating and monitoring mechanism.

Management extends valuable support in term of resource generation and a backup of the infrastructure facilities. The organization of the internal management with the help of teaching and administrative staff is conducted smoothly.

The tuition and other fees charged by the institution is very reasonable. The college has recently started alumni association which needs to be formalised.

CRITERION - VII
HEALTHY PRACTICES
The peer team has identified a few unique features, which enhance the academic ambience of the institution. They are as follows :

Good leadership along with better interpersonal relationship among teaching and non-teaching staff helps in the smooth functioning of the college.

The college has taken various steps to impart value based education through NCC and NSS activities.

The institution inculcates civic responsibilities among students to make them morally responsible citizens of India through various programmes like cleanliness and environmental awareness programmes, literacy programmes, public health programmes etc.

Efforts are being taken by the college towards all-round personality development of the learners through organizing workshops, conference, seminars, symposia etc.

The college conducts regular medical checkup of students.

A number of awards for outstanding merit among students have been instituted by the teachers of the College.

Arrangement of professional development programmes for the non-teaching staff.

Providing various welfare programmes to the college staff.

The regular upkeep of the college campus is looked after by the menial staff, gardeners and employees of the cleaning department . Beautification of the campus is undertaken by NSS volunteers by tree plantation in and around the campus.

The college published the college magazine.

The activities related to girls are conducted through Yuwathi Sabha established as per the university norms.

A B.R.Patil welfare fund is operated in the college to provide lump- sum relief to the family of any employee / teacher who may die while in service.

A Credit Co-operative Society of the employees is also functioning.

SECTION 3
Overall Analysis
The peer team, after going through the Self Study Report and after the visit to academic and physical facilities is satisfied with the efforts being made by the College towards attaining it's goals of providing quality education to the students in this rural area. Following points are highly commendable :

Grey Areas where the College needs to improve.

The drop out rate is rather high in all the faculties.

Proper toilet facilities are not available with the ladies common room.

Though, land is available, most of it is undeveloped for various sports activities.

Research activities need to be given priority so that the potential of the teachers can be fully utilized.

In order to make the courses more relevant to the present needs, the College should start Certificate courses like computer applications, Spoken English, fashion designing, Child and Health care etc.

A language / Phonetics laboratory should be established to train the students in English language.

A career guidance cell with proper infrastructure should be established.

The College should establish a Grievance redressal cell to redress the grievances of students and employees.

The management should encourage more number of staff members to take up research activities by providing financial assistance and study leave.

A well maintained Canteen may be started for the benefits of the students and staff.

Even though the present library has good number of books and subscribes to number of journals, it should be shifted to a more spacious hall / building with sufficient provision for reading and referring the books and journals.

The present informal Alumni association is to be formalised by registration and more activities may be undertaken.

The authorities should take necessary steps to check the drop out rate which is really a matter of concern.

Prof. H. M. Joshi, Chairman
Former Vice Chancellor
Suarashtra University

Prof. S. C. Pathak, Member Coordinator
Prof. of Zoology (Retired)
R. D. University
Jabalpur (MP) 482001

Prof. D.M. Basavaraja, Member.
Prof. of Commerce,
Acharya Tulsi National College of Commerce,
Shimoga (Karnataka).

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