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SBES Arts and Commerce College Aurangpura, Aurangabad, Maharashtra


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SBES Arts and Commerce College Aurangpura, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
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Sanmitra Colony, S B Colony Road
Saraswatinagar, Aurangpura
Aurangabad (District Aurangabad)
Maharashtra, India



SBES Arts and Commerce College Aurangpura, Aurangabad Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. SBES Arts and Commerce College Aurangpura, Aurangabad Maharashtra is also known as Saraswati Bhuvan College Of Arts and Commerce, Aurangabad. SBES Arts and Commerce College Aurangpura, Aurangabad Maharashtra is managed by Society: Saraswati Bhuvan Education Society, established in 1915. SBES Arts and Commerce College Aurangpura, Aurangabad Maharashtra was established on / in 1963.


Principal of SBES Arts and Commerce College Aurangpura, Aurangabad Maharashtra is Dr. J.S. Khairnar.

SBES Arts and Commerce College Aurangpura is situated in Aurangabad of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Aurangabad comes under Aurangabad Tehsil, Aurangabad District.

Fax # of SBES Arts and Commerce College Aurangpura, Aurangabad Maharashtra is 0240-2344835.

email ID(s) is SBES Arts and Commerce College Aurangpura Aurangabad Maharashtra

Website of SBES Arts and Commerce College Aurangpura, Aurangabad Maharashtra is www.sbaccollege.com.

Chairman : Dr Bapusaheb Kaldate.
General Secretary : Dr Ashok Bhalerao.

Contact Details of SBES Arts and Commerce College Aurangpura, Aurangabad Maharashtra are : Tel. No. 0240-2332040,

Direct Numbers :
Principals Office : 0240-2344835, 2351943
College Office : 0240-2332040 Office-Extn.: 26
Computer Section : 0240-2336724
Library Section : 0240-2341484
Drama Dept. : 0240-2350742
Music Dept. : 0240-2350742



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SBES Arts and Commerce College Aurangpura, Aurangabad Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).


Approval details: SBES Arts and Commerce College Aurangpura is affiliated with Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad



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NAAC report of SBES Arts and Commerce College

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION
A pioneering institute in the Marathwada region offering facilities for education to 25,000 students through its network of 14 educational institutions, the Saraswati Bhuvan Education Society (SBES) has not only a long history of service to the community since 1915, but also a recognition of its contribution by the State Government of Maharashtra as first recipient of the 'Ideal Institute' award. In 1963, the SBES founded the S.B.E.S' Arts and Commerce College in Aurangabad which is functioning now in a campus of 5.6 acres shared with the S.B.E.S' College of Science in an urban area with nearly 2,600 students taught by 87 teachers (35 full- time and 52 Clock Hour Basis ) with the support provided by 35 non-teaching staff.

S.B.E.S' Arts and Commerce College offers a total of 14 programmes including Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate and Post-Graduate courses and Ph.D. Affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, this college, recognized by the UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act in the year 1964, receives grant-in-aid from the Government of Maharashtra. Some of the courses are run on a self-financing basis. The unit cost of education in 2001-02 was Rs. 6,062. The temporal plan of academic work is the annual system.

The college approached the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore to be assessed, and submitted a Self Study Report (SSR) in September 2003. NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof. K. Aludiapillai, Former Vice-Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University as Chairman and Prof. N.V. Narasimham, School of Management Studies, IGNOU, New Delhi as member coordinator to make an onsite visit to the College to validate the Self Study Report. Dr. Jagannath Patil, Assistant Adviser, NAAC coordinated the visit.

The Peer Team visited the college on the 21st and 22nd January, 2004 and had extensive discussions among themselves analyzing the information contained in the Self Study Report. They interacted with the Principal, teachers, supporting staff, students, parents, alumni and members of the Governing Body. They toured the campus, visited the infrastructure facilities and got clarifications on many issues and went through the documents supporting the statements in the SSR.
The team furnishes to the NAAC the following criterionwise report after the discussions, verification of documents and observational visit.

SECTION II: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
The College follows the syllabus prescribed by the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University in the undergraduate and post-graduate programmes offered by it.

In the B.A. Course, six Optional Groups covering eleven subjects are offered. Functional English is offered as a vocational subject. In the B.Com. Course, three optional subjects are available and Advertising Sales Promotion and Sales Management (ASPSM) are taught as a vocational subject. Entrepreneurship is one of the optional subjects offered.

The subjects taught at the Master's level include M.Com. With the option of specializing in Marketing Management or Advanced Accountancy and Auditing, M. A. (English), M. A. (Economics), M. A. (Hindi) and M.C.M. (Computer Management).

In addition to the above UG and PG courses, three Diploma courses viz. Diploma in Business Management (DBM), Diploma in Marketing Management (DMM), Diploma in Personnel Management (DPM) and a Proficiency Certificate Course in Dramatics are offered.

The courses offered by this college are career oriented and offer a certain degree of horizontal mobility. Commerce graduates can do M.A. (English), M.A. (Hindi) and M. A. (Economics) if they had these subjects as either compulsory or optional subjects at the degree level.

Many of the goals and objectives of the organization like career orientation, entrepreneurship development and innovation are reflected in the curriculum offerings. Courses in management finance & computers help the students to be creative, focused and improve their career prospects.

The college is in close touch with industries, experts in business and management, and obtains their views before initiating new programmes. It has been able to influence the university in reviewing and redesigning the curriculum.

Linkage with local industries and business institutions was noticed by the Peer Team as a special feature of the College. This has faciliated faculty-industry interaction, campus interviews, industrial visits, guest lectures and social bonding.

Optional subject in Dramatics at the UG level, non-conventional Certificate Course in Light Music, and Proficiency Certificate Course in Dramatics are reflective of the creative and unorthodox approach of the college in catering to the felt needs of the society.

The college has established the study center of Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Open University to provide access to distance education programmes to the community.

The Peer Team also noted that many courses designed by the college like BBA, DCA, MCA, etc. were accepted and approved by the University and are now offered in many Colleges.

Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The students are admitted to the various courses on the basis of special entrance tests or interviews and academic records or a combination of these.

Remedial courses are offered in English keeping in view the differing standards of students. Similarly for social sciences and accountancy, specially designed remedial programmes are administered.

Teaching plan is prepared at the beginning of the academic year and implemented meticulously. The Heads of Departments monitor closely the coverage of syllabus by each teacher. A range of teaching techniques are used by various departments keeping in view their effectiveness and suitability.To impart practical component in B. Com and M.Com curriculum, Commerce Department arranged for industrial visits, on the job training, guest lectures by professionals, etc. Students of the vocational course Advertising, Sales Promotion and Sales Management (ASPSM) have adopted very innovative techniques to raise the resources.

During 2002-2003 the college had 180 teaching days. Full-time faculty taught 56.12% of classes and the rest were handled by teachers employed on clock hour basis.

The recruitment of teachers is done as per the procedure prescribed by the affiliating University and State Government. Government grant is claimed for courses admitted for grants by the State Government and for teachers employed on clock hour basis. For non-grant courses, college pays from its revenues.

To keep updated in their subjects, 16 teachers participated at the national and international level Seminars/ Conferences/ Workshops during the past two years.

Evaluation of faculty is made through the self-appraisal report submitted by them. The Principal and the concerned Head of the Department advice teachers to improve wherever found necessary. Analysis of examination results, review of suggestions made by students through the suggestion box, monitoring of coverage of syllabus, etc. also help in the evaluation of teachers. Most of the staff had participated in various staff development programmes during 2001-2003.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Eleven of the permanent teachers hold Ph.D and 10 M.Phil degrees. Among the CHB faculty, four hold Ph.D and four have M.Phil degrees. Five full-time research scholars and four part-time scholars are undergoing the doctoral programme.

Nine of the 35 permanent teachers particularly in the disciplines of English, Marathi, Hindi, Commerce and Economics, have good number of books and articles published to their credit.

A wide range of extension activities are undertaken by the College through their three NSS units with 107 boys and 68 girl students. These include national integration, community development, awareness camps for health, environment etc., blood donation and medical camps. In close co-ordination with government and non-government agencies, students took up traffic regulation, rescue operations, cleaning Himalaya, eradication of superstition, communal harmony and AIDS awareness activities. The NCC unit is quite active with 53 cadets.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources:
In a 5.6 acres campus, the college building consists of ……class rooms, offices, separate waiting rooms for boys and girls, NCC and NSS offices, computer facilities, mini-functions hall etc. There is a self-contained separate building with a mini-theatre for Dramatics and Music Department, a library building with spacious reading rooms and a seminar hall, and gymnasium building with a big auditorium and facilities for indoor games and sports. There are separate hostels for boys and girls. All these facilities are shared with SBES' College of Science.

The College campus is just adequate to meet its needs by running the various courses in three shifts viz., morning shift from 7.15 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. (B.Com., M.Com., P.G. Diploma and B.A. classes), afternoon shift from 12.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. (B.A. classes and Junior College classes) and evening shift from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. (PG classes in Arts and M.C.M.). The facilities are used by various agencies like UPSC, MPSC, UGC, YCMOU, banks, etc. for holding examinations and other organisations for holding conferences and cultural programmes.

Upkeep and maintenance of campus is well taken care of. A ten member Library Advisory Committee assists in the smooth functioning of the library. As on 31-3-2003, there were 62,010 books in the library and 40 journals/periodicals had been subscribed for during 2002-03. The library is open from 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. on all working days, but the issue counter is open from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. only. Computerisation of the library has been just taken up. Audio cassettes and computers are available in the library.

The college has a computer laboratory with Internet and external network facility. This is used for practical examinations, project development, software development and on-line examinations for MS-CIT and HSE Board IT examination. There is no central computer facility in the college, but there is a computer center with five PCs, a printer, scanner and Internet connection. This facility is open from 8.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. on all working days. Services of outside experts are used to maintain the computers and accessories.

Gymnasium with necessary equipments, facilities for indoor and outdoor games like badminton, volleyball and kabaddi are available. Students have participated in games and tournaments at the State Regional, National and International levels.

Separate hostels are available for boys and girls. Currently 102 students are in the boys' hostel and 66 in the girls' hostel. Solar heating has been provided in both hostels for supply of hot water. The facilities and the hostels are shared with S.B.E.S' College of Science, other college under the same management.

A good mini-theatre in the building housing the Departments of Music and Dramatics is a special facility for staging plays, cultural programmes, etc.

The college has established the facility of language laboratory which is used by students and teachers of languages. Health services like First Aid-box, annual medical check up, free service from panel doctors, medi-claim insurance, etc., are available to students.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression:
Progression of the students is satisfactory as 83 % of the students appear for the qualifying examination after the minimum period of study and only 17 % of students drop out. However, the drop out rate is slightly higher in the case of PG courses compared with the UG courses.

Performance of the students in the final examinations is commendable. In the undergraduate final year examinations, 87 % of the students pass the final examinations and above 40 % secure first division. For instance, out of the 556 students appeared in the 2002-03 final year UG examinations, 483 (86.9%) passed and 225 (40.5%) secured first division. Similarly, out of the 171 students appeared in the final year PG examinations in 2002-03 110 (64.3%) students passed and 59(34.5%) secured first division. It is heartening to note that the UG and PG students of this college secure University ranks consistently every year.

The college publishes an annual prospectus providing all relevant information to candidates for admission. The college also publishes college magazine called 'Ashay' every year. Ten types of financial assistance are provided to students. More than 1500 students received some assistance or the other during 2000-01 and an equal number during 2001-02.

Since there is no demand from the overseas students for admission, the college has not formulated admission policy with regard to overseas students.

An Earn and Learn scheme is in operation. 22 students were benefited by it in 2002-03. They took up work in college office, library, garden etc.

The College has an Alumni Association functioning from 1992. The alumni are holding high positions in politics, civil service, industry etc. Their activities have been very supportive of the college. There appears to be considerable scope for tapping their potential for the growth of the college.

To provide expression to their creative talents, students use the various associations, clubs and cultural programmes. They participate in various competitions.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The college has an efficient internal coordination and monitoring mechanism. The overall management of the college is monitored by the S.B. Education Society Governing Council which has established this college. Planning and implementation of the policies and programmes at the college level are monitored by the Local Management Committee, constituted as per the Maharashtra University Act, 1994.

The S.B.E.S. Governing Council plays a proactive role and has delegated to the Local Management Committee and the Principal a lot of functions. The Principal is assisted by two Vice Principals from Arts and Commerce faculties and they take care of the academic functioning, co-ordination and monitoring.

As many as 36 Committees have been formed to ensure the smooth functioning of the college with staff and students participating as members in these.

Effective monitoring of the work of the office is done by the Registrar and the Superintendent. The duties and responsibilities of all the functionaries are clearly spelt out.

To maintain order and discipline in the campus, the S.B. College Defence Force (SBDF) has been formed and the students of this task force maintain discipline in the campus. The Peer Team appreciates this arrangement.

Office staff has been trained in the use of computers. During 2001-02 the college had an expenditure of nearly Rs. 250 lakhs. The accounts of the college are audited regularly.

Welfare programmes to students include Earn and Learn Scheme, group insurance and medical check up, and for staff, loans through credit co-operative society, loans for food grain purchase and group insurance are provided.

Three Grievance Redressal Cells -- one each for students, teachers and non-teaching staff -- are functioning in the college. They are able to sort out the grievances following the procedures prescribed.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
MoUs with industries, financial and marketing institutions facilitating placement and with research institutions for getting financial assistance, guidance and research.

*Certificate and career oriented courses on self-supporting basis e.g.
Light Music, Communicative English, M.C.M.

*Commencing daily work in the college with National Anthem.

*Value based education provided through various strategies.

*Activities like adventure camps, crisis management, career counseling.

*Community Orientation in many activities.

*Involvement of students in the maintenance of discipline in the campus.
Earn and Learn Scheme helping the needy students.

SECTION III: OVERALL ANALYSIS AND SUGGESTIONS
The part played by private non-profit institutions in Maharashtra in promotion of education at various levels is significant and recognition of their contribution is even more a fitting tribute to their service as has happened in the case of the 'Ideal Institute in the State'Award presented to the SBES for the first time on its being instituted. The college has been able to march towards the goals and objectives set for it by reviewing its course offerings and steadily introducing new programmes fulfilling societal needs. Human resources are put to effective use by strategies designed by the organization and this has been done by the college.

The Peer Team wishes to place the following suggestions for consideration of the concerned:

College may apply for autonomy since the University Act provides for the same.
New courses like a Diploma in Family Business to be designed keeping in view the fact that about 40% of the students take to family business. The Master's programme in Family Business run by the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad may provide some insights in this effort.

Potential for tapping the Alumni needs to be carefully assessed and followed up.

Women's Cell may be formed to take up research on gender related issues and sensitise women holding positions in Panchayat Raj institutions to their rights, duties etc.

Utilising the language laboratory offer courses in Spoken English and communication skills.

In a phased manner provide computer literacy to all students by strengthening computer facilities.

Provide repographic and internet facilities in the library and speed up its automation.

Prepare a decadal plan and seek assistance from the UGC for research projects.
The Peer Team thanks the Principal, members of the Governing Body, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni for sparing their time to the team for discussions. The role of the Co-ordinator has been very useful in accomplishing our task within the time frame fixed.

Prof. K. Aludiapillai
Chairman

Prof. N. V. Narasimham
Member Co-ordinator

Dr.B.Y.Kshirsagar
I/c Principal
S.B.E.S' Arts and Commerce College
Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

Date. January 21-22, 2004

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