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Vivekanand Arts Sardar Dalipsingh Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Vivekanand Arts Sardar Dalipsingh Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Maharashtra, IndiaPin Code : 431001
Vivekanand Arts Sardar Dalipsingh Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Vivekanand Arts Sardar Dalipsingh Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad Maharashtra is managed by Society: Maratha Shikshan Sanstha. Vivekanand Arts Sardar Dalipsingh Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad Maharashtra was established on / in 1971.
Principal of Vivekanand Arts Sardar Dalipsingh Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad Maharashtra is Dr. Baburao S. Solunke Res: 0240-2355520.
Vivekanand Arts Sardar Dalipsingh Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad Maharashtra is situated in Aurangabad of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Vivekanand Arts Sardar Dalipsingh Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad Maharashtra is 0240-2333647, 2365801.
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Website of Vivekanand Arts Sardar Dalipsingh Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad Maharashtra is www.vivekanandcollege.edu.in.
Chairman : Shri. Ajit Babasaheb Shisode.
General Secretary : Shri. Shrimantrao Pandarinath Shisode.
Contact Details of Vivekanand Arts Sardar Dalipsingh Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad Maharashtra are : Tel: (0240) 2365800
Vivekanand Arts Sardar Dalipsingh Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
Vivekanand Arts Sardar Dalipsingh Commerce and Science College is affiliated with Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad
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NAAC report of Maratha Shikshan Sansthas Vivekanand Arts,Sardar Dalipsingh Commerce and Science CollegeSECTION I: INTRODUCTON
Established in June 1971, as a Grant-in-aid College in Aurangabad city in Maharashtra State, the Maratha Shikshan Sanstha's Vivekanand Arts, Sardar Dalipsingh Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad is located in a four acre campus. The University Grants Commission has recognized this college under 2(f) and 12B of the UGC Act in the year 1978. The management of the college runs 28 other educational institutions in Aurangabad and Jalna Districts. Affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, this College is offering 22 programmes of study through 17 departments employing 177 faculty members (35 permanent, 6 temporary, 29 clock hour basis, 76 contributory, 10 contract and 21 on consolidated pay) and 89 non-teaching staff catering to the needs of 7,121 students of whom 2,184 are women.
The temporal plan of academic work is the Semester system for M.Sc. (Computer Science), PGDCA, B.C.M. and M.C.M. courses and Annual system for other post-graduate courses and all the undergraduate courses. The College had a revenue expenditure of Rs. 257 lakhs during 2002-03 and the unit cost of education was Rs. 3,319.
On the college approaching the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for assessment and submitting its Self Study Report in October 2003, the NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof. K. Aludiapillai, Former Vice-Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University as Chairman, Prof. N. V. Narasimham, School of Management Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University as Member Coordinator and Dr.(Mrs.) Shibani Chatterjee, Principal, Government Science College, Jabalpur as member to make an on-site visit to the college to validate the Self Study Report. Dr. Jagannath Patil, Assistant Advisor, NAAC coordinated the visit from NAAC, Bangalore.
The Peer Team visited the college on 23rd and 24th January 2004, and had extensive discussions with the Principal, members of the Governing Body, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni. They went round the campus, the departments, the hostel, etc., and acquainted themselves with the facilities and amenities provided. On the basis of the statements contained in the Self Study Report, information obtained during the interaction with the stakeholders and documents verified during the visit, the team furnishes below the criterion-wise report.
SECTION II: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
A wide range of programmes is offered by the College at the undergraduate, post-graduate and diploma levels in various disciplines. At the B.A level ten optional subjects are available. The B. Com. Course covers subjects such as Costing and Taxation. Nine optional subjects are offered under B.Sc. Among the career oriented courses, mention should be made of B.B.A, B.Sc Computer Science and B.Sc Animal Husbandry and Dairy Science at the undergraduate level.
A number of Post-graduate courses are available in the college. M.A. in eight disciplines viz., Marathi, Hindi, English, Political Science, History, Economics, Sociology and Psychology, M.Com., M.Sc. Computer Science, M.C.M., B.C.M. (a one year post-graduate courses in Computer Management for graduates), and Ph.D. programmes are offered. PGDCA, a post-graduate diploma programme is also available. Normally it takes one year for the introduction of a new course in the college.
Most of the programmes offered have a definite career orientation. This indicates the responsiveness of the college to societal needs. In furtherance of the mission and goals of the college, the contents of the courses sensitize the students to contemporary issues, inculcate and reinforce the values, enabling the shaping of the youth as responsible citizens.
Subjects such as Animal Husbandry & Dairy Science, Music and Computers help the rural youth and talented youngsters to hone their skills and gain self-confidence in utilizing their capabilities.
Recently the college has evolved a procedure for obtaining feedback from academicians, industrialists and employers on the teaching programmes of the college.
Through industrial visits, project work and other initiatives of the college, linkages have been established with the neighbourhood. The recent sanction of assistance by SIDBI to Small Industry Management Assistance Programme (SIMAP) to train youth in management assistance will enable 24 students to secure employment after training.
By serving as members of the Boards of Studies in Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, the faculty of the college, particularly in the disciplines like Marathi, Sociology, Psychology, Hindi, Commerce, Animal Husbandry & Dairy Science, Economics, etc., have been able to play a role in the review, redesigning and updating of the curriculum.
The Peer Team feels that the wide range of non-core optional papers available for UG and PG students, cutting across disciplines, exposes them to the changing social and economic scenario.
Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Admissions to the various courses are made in accordance with the rules prescribed by the University and the reservation policy of the Government of Maharashtra. For two of the courses viz., B.C.M. and PGDCA, the University conducts an entrance test. Since there is a Junior College attached to this college, preference is given to students from this and other Junior Colleges run by the same Trust in the region.
After admission, the college conducts 'Content Tests' to identity the weak students and measures are taken to improve their performance in various ways. Advanced learners are encouraged to use the library liberally and participate in competitions. They are also given special identity cards. Students have achieved merit positions in the University examinations consistently in the past years.
Adhering to the unitized teaching plan, the teachers ensure the coverage of all topics in the syllabus and the Heads of the Departments monitor them. Classroom lectures appear to be the main method of teaching, occasionally supplemented by few other methods. A multimedia hall has been provided as a central facility common to all departments.
The maximum number of teaching days per year has been 180. Teaching is done by 35 full-time faculty, 6 temporary, 29 CHB, 76 contributory, 10 contract and 21 consolidated pay faculty. Periodical tests, tutorials and terminal examinations are held to monitor and assess the students' progress and performance. The evaluation system adopted by the University is explained in the prospectus, which is published every year and given to the students at the time of admission.
Recruitment of faculty is based on the guidelines of the UGC, the affiliating University and Government of Maharashtra. During the last two years four teachers have been recruited. For courses not covered by government grants i.e., self-financing courses, the staff is appointed by the management on contributory and Clock Hour Basis. These teachers and eminent academicians from the University, retired professors and professionals teach all the post-graduate courses. A good number of lectures by experts are also arranged every year.
Some training programmes are conducted by the college for faculty development. A total of 79 faculty members were benefited by the faculty development programmes conducted during the last two years. In the last two years, 20 teachers participated in national level and eight international level seminars, conferences, workshop, etc. One teacher, now holding the post of Principal, got State Award for Ideal Principal and some teachers have been felicitated locally.
From 2002-03, the college has introduced the self-appraisal method for evaluating the performance of teachers and also students' appraisal of teachers. The Principal goes through these and gives a feedback to the teachers.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
About 76 % of the regular faculty is engaged in research. 36 full-time and one part-time research scholars are doing doctoral work. Currently three projects with a total outlay of Rs. 6,84,600 funded by ICHR and UGC are in progress. Various departments of the college have academic linkages with research and industrial institutions including universities in the neighbourhood. The faculty members in certain disciplines like Hindi, Marathi, Political Science, Commerce, Psychology, Economics and Botany are actively involved in writing textbooks and reference books. Some have published articles in journals, periodicals and newspapers. Few teachers give popular and educational radio talks and one teacher appeared in local television.
Extension work is carried out through the N.S.S., N.C.C., street plays and literacy camps. During 2002-03, 250 students were enrolled as NSS volunteers. One of the volunteers participated in the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi. Activities like peace march, water conservation march, polio eradication etc, were taken up in addition to a special camp focusing on watershed development.
The N.C.C. unit has 53 cadets. One cadet participated in the Republic Day parade at New Delhi in 2003 and this year 3 cadets are in Delhi to participate in Republic Day Celebrate. Cadets took up activities like blood donation. Eight cadets passed the 'C' Certificate examination.
As the area suffers from paucity of rains, rainwater and roof top water harvesting is taken up as community development activity. Working in close contact with the government and non-government organizations, many community development and awareness activities are undertaken by students and staff. The concern for social issues displayed by the students is commendable.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college owns 2.5 acres of land and also holds 1.5 acres leased land. The college building is located in the land under ownership and the leased land used for playgrounds and parking vehicles. To supplement the grants from the State Government, the college is conducting a number of self-financing courses to generate revenues.
Maintenance of the infrastructure is through contract. The college buildings are used not only for running three shifts from 7.15 a.m. to 8.30 p.m., but also for holding meetings, examinations of various agencies like UGC, MPSC, Banks, UPSC, etc.
In the ladies hostel, which is shared by other colleges, priority is given to girl students from this college. At present 93 students of the college are accommodated in this hostel.
External agencies located in the campus like IGNOU, Network Access Centre etc., help to augment facilities provided by the college in areas like audio-visual material, library, computer education etc. The campus is kept clean and neat by the Campus Beautification Committee.
The library of the college has 46,873 books, consisting of 19,043 titles. It subscribes for 73 periodicals. Reprography, computer, audio/video cassettes and limited Internet facilities are provided in the library. The automation of the library has been just taken up. During the last two years, books valued at Rs. 13.50 lakhs have been purchased in the library. The Library Advisory Committee decides on the purchase of books and rules for use of the library.
Computer facilities are available in the college office, Principal's room, library, Computer Science laboratories, Physics laboratory and central audio-visual facility. More than 100 computers are available in all the above units put together. The hardware engineer of the college maintains the computers.
The Vivekanand Hospital provides medical facilities for staff and students at concessional rates since it is run by the same Trust managing the college.
Provision is made for sports/games like volleyball, kabaddi, kho-kho, basketball and table tennis. Students are given various incentives for excelling in sports. Some students participate in inter-University competitions.
A guesthouse with two suites, visitor's room and kitchen and a canteen are available in the campus.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The drop out rate varies in various courses as is evident from the data given. The Arts students have higher dropout rate than others, but in BBA, M.Sc. Computer Science and PGDCA it is somewhat high. The college might wish to look into this since these are self-financing courses.
During the last five years, 21 have cleared UGC-NET examination and 7 cleared SLET examination. As many as 41 cleared examinations conducted by the MPSC. Some students have won prizes in Youth Festivals. The College has bagged the overall championship for the 10th consecutive year in the youth festival of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad.
Prospectus of the college published annually gives all needed information relating to admission, courses offered, fee structure, rules of discipline etc. The college publishes monthly wall magazine and a college magazine annually. A large number of scholarships are awarded to students by the State as well as Central Governments, and freeships by the State Government. The Peer Team has noted that a very large number of students received financial assistance during 2001-02 (5039 students) and 2002-03 (4498 students).
The students get the benefit of counseling from the faculty in academic and personal matters. The Psychology Counselling Centre runs the 'Help-line', which counsels students failed in Secondary and Higher Secondary examinations. It also conducts IQ tests and psychological testing for those who are referred to them.
Twenty five students have taken to self-employment in business during the past five years.
An alumni association has been formed recently. Many of the alumni are occupying positions of eminence and importance like M.L.A., Lawyers, teachers at various levels, business executives etc.
Many facilities have been provided to students for recreation. They include indoor games, clubs for various interests, cultural activities etc. Excursions and tours are organized in some departments.
A Career Development Cell has been set up in 1994 to prepare students for various types of competitive examinations. Students also undergo courses conducted by the Art of Living Centre in the college for meditation and relaxation. All students are covered under personal accident insurance.
Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The Governing Body of Marathi Shikshan Sanstha is the overall decision making and coordinating body. The Local Managing Committee monitors and co-ordinates all the activities of the college. The society and its bylaws spell out in detail the responsibilities, duties and description of each position in the college. The day-to-day functioning of teaching and non-teaching staff is monitored and assessed by the Principal with the help of one Vice-Principal, one Coordinator for PG Courses and Office Superintendent. The Committee system has paved the way for participatory management covering various activities in the college.
A committee prepares the Academic Calendar of the college, and the Principal and the heads of various departments supervise its implementation. The teachers maintain daily diary of the work done.
All the office staff has been trained in the use of computers and the entire office work has been computerized. As a welfare measure all the staff are insured under the group insurance scheme. Facilities for availing loans for building construction, domestic needs etc. are available through the Cooperative Credit Society.
Fees payable by the students remain unchanged for the last three years. The annual expenditure of the college during 2001-02 was nearly Rs. 250 lakhs. The accounts of the college are regularly audited.
Recently a Grievance Redressal Committee has been set up to deal with the grievance of staff and students.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
Internal quality check through review meetings.
Faculty members are assigned various duties after ascertaining their interest.
Linkages have been established with reputed research and educational institutions.
Seventeen self-financing courses are being conducted.
Through non-formal mode socially relevant and useful activities are undertaken.
By visiting old age homes, mental clinics etc. students get exposed to social problems.
Rainwater harvesting has been done in the College covering a roof area of 297 m2.
Help line started by Psychology department for IQ and aptitude testing as well as counselling.
Adoption of inter-disciplinary teaching approach.
SECTION III: OVERALL ANALYSIS AND SUGGESTIONS
Shaping young men and women to become responsible and self-confident citizens has been one of the major goals of this college. With an ever-increasing strength of students, the college is endeavouring to offer value-based education with discipline and character. The large number of courses opened in recent years on a non-grant basis indicates the responsiveness of the management to the felt needs of the society. With over seven thousand students and one hundred and sixty teachers the college has been able to retain its goodwill by providing education of acceptable standards living upto the expectations of its stakeholders.
In order to continue the tempo of activities and maintain the leading position that it commands in quite a few areas the following suggestions are offered:
The College should seek autonomy as the University statutes provide for it.
More linkages with industries and institution of higher education will be necessary to enhance the quality of education.
Self-financing courses have generated a revenue of Rs. 83 lakhs in 2001-02. This trend can continue if socially relevant courses like 'Spoken English', 'Computer Skills', 'Creative Writing', 'Journalism', 'Media Communication' etc. can be designed and offered.
Some more methods of teaching like Seminars, Group Discussions, and Tutorials can be tried.
All students encouraged to become computer literate before leaving the college.
Research activities may be further strengthened mobilizing funds from agencies like UGC, DST, ICSSR etc.
The teaching departments may participate in programmes like COSIP, COHSSIP and COSIST with the assistance of UGC.
Since the college is running PG and Ph.D. programmes the expertise available can be made known to the community and consultancy undertaken.
Automation of the library may be expedited.
Alumni Association may be activated and their potential to assist the college in various ways may be explored.
A master plan for the next ten to fifteen years may be prepared and development in terms of infrastructure augmentation and growth in the academic area may be made a part of such plan.
The students offering career oriented courses may be given special instructions in communicating skills and personality development.
Institutional support for on job training in vocational courses is desirable.
The high level of absenteeism, specially in Arts courses, is a matter of concern for which the measures already initiated by the college like counselling, meeting the guardians, earn and learn scheme and making the teaching learning process more attractive, may be pursued even more vigorously.
The Peer Team wishes to thank the Principal, members of the governing body, students, faculty, non-teaching staff, parents and alumni for their co-operation and interaction during the visit. The role of the Co-ordinator has been very useful in accomplishing our task within the time frame fixed.
Prof. K. Aludiapillai
Prof. N.V. Narasimham
Dr. Shibani Chatterjee
Major Dr. H. J. Narke
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