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Gangamai Education Trusts Arts Commerce and Science College, Nagaon, Maharashtra


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Gangamai Education Trusts Arts Commerce and Science College, Nagaon, Maharashtra
Nagaon (District Dhule)
Maharashtra, India



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Principal of Gangamai Education Trusts Arts Commerce and Science College, Nagaon Maharashtra is Dr.P.N.Patil.

Gangamai Education Trusts Arts Commerce and Science College is situated in Nagaon of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.
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Gangamai Education Trusts Arts Commerce and Science College, Nagaon Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Science stream(s).


Approval details: Gangamai Education Trusts Arts Commerce and Science College is affiliated with North Maharashtra University (NMU), Jalgaon (Maharashtra)


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NAAC report of Gangamai Education Trusts Arts and Science College

SECTION 1 : INTRODUCTION
The Gangamai Education Trust's Arts, Commerce and Science College was established at Nagaon, District Dhule, Maharashtra in June 1993. It is a grant-in-aid co-educational institution. The College is affiliated to North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon. It has undergraduate programmes in Arts and Science Departments. The College has not obtained recognition from U.G.C. as on to-day. The college has 20 permanent teachers, 6 C.H.B. teachers and 15 administrative staff. The College had a strength of 576 students during the previous academic year 2003-04. The admissions are in progress during the current academic year 2004-2005. The College is located in 5.13 acres of the Trust land in rural region.

The College has central library, Botanical garden, Bank facility, Sports facilities. The unit cost of education during 2003-04 including salary component was Rs.15545.00 and excluding salary component was Rs.6410.00

Gangamai Educational Trust's Arts, Commerce and Science College, Nagaon volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore. As per the procedure laid down by NAAC, the College conducted self study and prepared self study report. The report was submitted to NAAC in September, 2003. NAAC has constituted a peer team consisting of Prof.Bharat C. Chhaparwal, former Vice-Chancellor, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (M.P.) as Chairperson, Shri.B.Raghavendra Rao, Former Principal, Hindu College, Guntur (A.P) as Member Co-Ordinator and Dr.D.M.Basavaraja, Professor of Commerce, Acharya Tulsi National College of Commerce, Shimoga (Karnataka) as member. The peer team visited the College on 5th and 6th July, 2004.

The peer team carefully analysed the self study report. It went through all the relevant documents, visited all the departments and support services. It interacted at length with the secretary of the Trust, principal, teaching and non-teaching staff, students, parents and also alumni.

Based on the above exercise, the peer team has presented the report. In its report the team has expressed the strengths and weaknesses of the College with reference to NAAC criteria. They are given in the following pages.

SECTION 2 : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I : CURRICULAR ASPECTS
Gangamai Education Trust's Arts, Commerce and Science College, Nagaon follows the syllabi prescribed by North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon. The College follows the annual examinations pattern for all the programmes. The College has 10 arts departments and 5 science departments. It is offering courses in English, Marathi, Hindi, History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Geography, Psychology and Defence Studies for the Arts students. The subject English is compulsory at all levels of B.A. The Science students have the opportunity to pursue programmes in Mathematics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Geography. Students can take Botany or Chemistry as special subject at the third year level. The College takes an year nearly to introduce any new programme. The College does not run programmes in Commerce, Physics and Information Technology. The available programmes provide an opportunity to the students for pursuing higher studies.

Higher Secondary Certificate (+2 level) students in M.C.V.C. stream are eligible to join first year B.A. They are eligible to join first year B.Sc. if they have completed M.C.V.C. stream in any one of the subjects like electronic technology or X-ray technician or ophthalmic technician or maintenance and repairs of electrical, domestic appliances.

The students that join B.Sc. can choose any four subjects from Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Geography. Students who completed D.Ed., Diploma in Engineering, Diploma in Pharmacy are also eligible to join B.A./B.Sc. course. The class room teaching is completed as per teaching plan. The principal holds the meetings of the teaching staff regularly to discuss academic matters. The Principal and heads of departments supervise the implementation of teaching plan. There are 13 class rooms and 5 laboratories. During 2003-2004, the success rate in Arts faculty was 86% and in science faculty was nearly 83%.

CRITERION II : TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The admissions for the three year degree course are made in accordance with North Maharashtra University norms and Govt. of Maharashtra rules and regulations. Students get admission on first come first served basis. The College does not hold any remedial classes for academically backward students. The advanced learners are given special guidance by some lecturers. The syllabus of any programme during an academic year is completed as per the annual teaching plan. Extra classes are taken on Sundays and holidays for the completion of syllabus. The College conducts tests, tutorials and term end examinations. The final examination is conducted by the affiliating University. The class room teaching is supplemented by models, maps, charts, slide projector, epidiascope and O.H.P. A paper of general knowledge is to be passed by all degree students. The students are taken to various study tours. The teachers are recruited as per the norms prescribed by U.G.C., North Maharashtra University and Govt. of Maharashtra. Non-grant in aid posts are filled using the same procedure adopted for grant-in-aid posts. If temporary or adhoc vacancy arises in grant-in-aid posts, the vacancy is filled in for not more than six months subject to University approval. During 2004-05, six C.H.B. lecturers are appointed. The College working days were 240 and teaching days were 180 during 2003-04.

The teachers performance is evaluated through self appraisal as per U.G.C. guidelines.

During the last two years eight teachers attended orientation/ refresher courses. Eleven teachers attended seminars/ workshops. A student of Marathi secured first rank in T.Y.B.A. (Marathi) 2001 examinations.

The College has central library. There are about 1350 titles and 3716 books in all subjects put together. The College subscribes to five journals.

CRITERION III : RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The College has been encouraging the teachers to be in active research for their faculty development. Out of 20 permanent teachers, three are Ph.D. degree holders and one has M.Phil. degree. One teacher is a recognized guide in Zoology. Some teachers of Botany and Zoology published their research papers. No consultancy work is taken up by the faculty. There are no ongoing minor or major research projects.

The College has not designated any person for extension activities. But some of the extension programmes are conducted by N.S.S. volunteers and other students. They conducted outreach programmes such as Health and hygiene awareness, blood donation camp, AIDS awareness and environment awareness programmes. The N.S.S. Unit organizes various activities in collaboration with GO's and NGO's. The College magazine 'Gangeya' is published annually since 2001-02.

CRITERION IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The College has sufficient number of classrooms for the present strength of students. The institution has adequate physical facilities to tune the educational programmes and administrative functions efficiently.

During the last ten years the College has expanded in infrastructure facilities in the form of two storeyed building with separate accommodation for principal and the staff. The administrative office of the college is situated in the main building. The main building also houses Gymkhana Office, Library, Staff Co-Operative Society, Computer Laboratory. The College has separate room for girls with toilet facilities.
There are six computers in the College with Linux, Microsoft Windows. Computer Centre is meant to conduct classes for B.Sc. (Computer Science). However no student has opted for the course.

The College library is housed in a separate room with reading room for students. The library has a collection of about 1350 titles and subscribed to 5 journals and magazines in various fields of knowledge. The library works 299 days in a year. The library works from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. The library has an advisory committee consisting of principal, HODs and librarian. Library is managed by Office Superintendent. The College has yet to appoint a qualified librarian and strengthen the library. The College has conference hall.

College Gymkhana is situated in the main building. The playground is recently developed. College has physical facilities for Kabaddi, Volleyball and handball. The College is sharing the sports ground of its sister institution. The College encourages the outstanding sports persons by providing incentives such as, sports scholarships and prizes. The outstanding sports persons are given 10% grace marks as per the university norms. The College has produced some sports persons who have represented college at the university level.

N.S.S. unit is working in the college. N.S.S. students have participated in various social activities such as blood donation, AIDS awareness, village Cleaning programme etc.

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 for conducting classes and examinations etc. The college facilities are used from morning 7.30 a.m. to evening 6.00 p.m. Free hostel facilities for needy boys and girls are provided in the hostels run by its sister institution.

CRITERION V : STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
For students to excel in their academic activities, certain incentives are offered. The various types of scholarships given by central and state governments are made available to the students. In addition the college provides financial assistance and free education for the students with meritorious achievement in sports, athletics and academics. The College issues an updated prospectus giving clear guidance to the students about admission, fees and about student support activities. The College prepares academic calender every year.

Poor boys fund and students welfare fund are used to help the needy students. Personal counseling, N.S.S. are other important activities of the college. The various sports and recreational services available to the students are nature club, student magazines, cultural programmes. Dance, music, quiz and dramatic competitions are arranged for the development of the students. Under the provision of the university the College has 'Yuwati Sabha' to carryout activities for girls.

Forty nine percent of the students appear for the qualifying exam. Dropout rate is 51%. The high dropout rate is really a matter of concern. After graduation nearly 40% of the students go for higher studies. Since College is more than ten years old, a good number of students are occupying important positions in public life.

CRITERION VI : ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
The College was established in 1993 by the freedom fighters and social reformers. The College has constituted the local managing committee as per the rules laid down by the Maharashtra University Act 1994. The College is managed with the help of admission committee, teachers selection committees, purchase committee, academic committee, examinations committee and so on. Academic and administrative planning is reasonably good. Management techniques are used by the institution for efficient running of every administrative and academic decision making. The finances of the institution are 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 terms of resource generation and a backup of the infrastructure facilities. The College has its own employee's co-operative society to cater to the needs of the staff members. The organization of the internal management with the help of teaching and administrative staff is conducted smoothly.

The tuition fee and other fee charges collected by the institution are very reasonable.

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:
There was one university rank in 2001.

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

The College grants necessary leave and other benefits as incentives to their teachers to pursue higher studies and research.

The College has taken various steps to impart value based education through N.S.S. 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, AIDS awareness programmes etc.

The College conducts regular medical checkup for students, in a nearby public health unit.

The College has arranged professional development programmes for the non-teaching staff.

It is 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.

OVERALL ANALYSIS
In view of the criterion wise analysis and other observations the peer team sums up the following overall analysis.

The objectives of the management in encouraging the cause of higher education in rural area of Nagaon is appreciable.

Some departments like : Zoology, Botany and Geography are doing good. The other departments should be strengthened.

The faculty of Science should be strengthened with subjects like information technology, Physics etc.,

The teachers should be motivated to go for national seminars outside the Maharashtra State.

The College should pay more attention for reducing dropout rate.

The College should take necessary steps to start Alumni Association.
Grievance redressal cell for students may be established with more facilities.

The College has good play ground. But more indoor sports should be made available to the students.

At present there are about 1350 titles in the library. The books in the library are meagre in number and more number of titles and journals should be added.

The library should be computerized.

The staff and students should be motivated to use the library for their academic development.

The College should start a Canteen of their own.

The Botanical garden needs further development.

The College does not have their own boys and girls hostels. Some students of the College stay in the Common hostels meant for all Colleges of the Trust. But even these hostels are in bad conditions. They require face lift and maintenance.

A person may be designated for conducting extension activities.

Consultancy may be provided to the surrounding community and the College may generate funds for its development.

The management may direct the College authorities to start N.C.C. programmes for the students of the College.

All the activities of students and staff should be documented for record from now onwards.

The students feed back of the teacher's performance must be taken from at least outgoing students for keeping the teachers active and educative.

A separate room may be provided for N.S.S. supporting service.

The peer team records its appreciation to the principal, his team and the management for the co-operation extended during the visit.

Prof. Bharat C. Chhaparwal
Chairperson

Dr.D.M.Basavaraja
Member

Shri.B.Raghavendra Rao
Member Co-ordinator

( Dr.P.N.Patil )
Principal

Place : Nagaon

Date : 6th July, 2004

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