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NMD Arts and Commerce College, Gondia, Maharashtra
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Gondia, Maharashtra
Gondia
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 441614


NMD Arts and Commerce College, Gondia Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Grant in Aid, Minority Status. NMD Arts and Commerce College, Gondia Maharashtra is also known as Natwarlal Maniklal Dalal Mahavidyalaya, NMDC Gondia. NMD Arts and Commerce College, Gondia Maharashtra is managed by Society: Gondia Education Society. NMD Arts and Commerce College, Gondia Maharashtra was established on / in 1969.


NMD Arts and Commerce College is situated in Gondia of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. email ID(s) is NMD Arts and Commerce College Gondia Maharashtra

Website of NMD Arts and Commerce College, Gondia Maharashtra is www.nmdcgondia.org.


Contact Details of NMD Arts and Commerce College, Gondia Maharashtra are : Phone 07182-252634, 252743



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NMD Arts and Commerce College, Gondia Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
LLB, B.A, B.Com, M.A, M.Com, M.B.A, BCA, M.C.M, D.B.M

Approval details: NMD Arts and Commerce College is affiliated with Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur (Maharashtra)



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NAAC report of Gondia Education Societys Natwarlal Maniklal Dalal Mahavidyalaya

Section I : Preface
Gondia Education Society [GES] was founded in 1958 with an objective to provide education to the educationally and economically backward areas of the then united Bhandara district of Maharashtra. The GES runs 12 high schools, 14 Junior colleges and 15 degree colleges including an Engineering and Technology college in the adjoining districts of Vidharbha : Gondia, Bhandara and Nagpur.

Natwarlal Maniklal Dalal College (NMDC) Gondia, was established by GES in 1958. Initially, it started programmes in Arts and Commerce faculties. The Science faculty was added in 1963 which was separated into an independent institution known as D. B. Science College in 1969. Considering the demand for legal education, Law Department was added in the same year in N.M.D. College.

NMDC is one of the 15 degree colleges of the GES. It is a grant-in-aid multi-faculty College affiliated to Nagpur University. It obtained permanent affiliation in 1995. The UGC accorded its recognition to the college under 2(f) of the UGC Act in 1972.

The PG programme in subject of Political Science was started in 1970. Subsequently, PG programmes in Economics, Geography, History, English, Commerce were added. Programmes in Management Education leading to PG Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) were introduced in 1987 and 1994 respectively. The MCM programme also exists.

YCMOU, Nasik has established a Study Centre in this College which offers BA, B.Com., B.Lib.Sc. and Preparatory programmes through distance education mode.

The college is presently housed in a fairly spacious building with a built-up area of 60,147.29 Sq. ft. within a campus area of 2.51 acres of land in urban setting. It accommodates 37 class-rooms, central library, computer centre, seminar hall, health centre, and other physical facilities. The girls' hostel located in other campus of the society is shared with sister institutions.

The college has in all 13 departments: 9 in the faculty of Arts; 3 in Commerce and Law department. It offers 2 UG and 6 PG programmes. In addition to this MBA, PGDBM, M.Com are run on self-financing basis. All PG Arts programmes except MA(Political Science) are non-grant-in-aid.

It has 17 permanent grant-in-aid academic staff ( 8 female and 9 male) supported by comparatively large number of 43 contributory teachers and a Lecturer in Physical Education and a Librarian. Among these, 6 hold Ph.D and 4 M.Phil degrees. It has 30 non-teaching supporting staff including 27 administrative staff and 3 technical personnel.

The student enrolment strength is 1914 at UG and 487 at PG during the current academic year. There are 14 students in PGDBM and 59 in MBA programme.

The college authorities volunteered for institutional accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore. The Self-Study Report necessary for the purpose was submitted to the NAAC in 2003. The NAAC constituted the Peer Team comprising Dr. K. D. Vasava, former Vice-Chancellor of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad (Gujrat) as Chairman, Prof. Aroon Krishnarao Heblekar, former Principal, PES College of Arts & Science,(Goa), Prof. H. M. Rajashekara, Professor & Director, Academic Staff College, University of Mysore, (Karnataka) as Member-Coordinator. The pre-visit assistance was ably provided by Dr. Shyamsundar, Deputy Advisor, NAAC. The Peer Team visited the college on 29th and 30th January 2004.

The member of the Peer Team had independently scrutinized the Self-Study Report provided to them as a pre-visit exercise and held meetings with the Principal, the members of the Governing Council of the GES and Local Management Committee, faculty members, supporting staff and interacted with the parents, alumni, and representative groups of students. The Team also visited the entire academic complex and other physical facilities. Based on the above exercises, indepth analysis and examination of the relevant documents, the Peer Team brings out the following observations and insights as useful pointers of the quality of institution.

Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects
The College has two faculties: Arts and Commerce. Under Arts and Commerce faculties both UG and PG programmes are offered. As an affiliated college it follows the syllabus prescribed by the University for UG and PG level programmes in Arts and Commerce faculties. Hence, teachers do not have a direct role to play in curriculum design. A few teachers got an opportunity to serve on Board of studies. Academic council and Faculty contribute to updating the curriculum. MBA and PGDBM are offered under the commerce faculty. LL.B. degree course is offered in the Department of Law. While PG programme in Political Science is getting grant, PG programmes in Economics, Geography, History, English and M.Com are not included under grant-in-aid category.
Communicative English, Sociology and Hindi at degree level have also been introduced. B.Com, M.Com, MBA, MCM and LL.B are career-oriented programmes.

In 2003-2004, the total number of students studying in UG, PG and Diploma courses is 2484. Out of this total strength 1914 are UG, 487 PG, 59 MBA and MCM students, and 14 PGDBM students.

The total strength of the teaching staff during 2003-2004 is 60 out of which 17 are permanent teachers and 43 are contributory teachers. 6 teachers hold Ph.D and 4 teachers possess M.Phil degrees.

The students of some departments interact with executives of industries and institutions. Remedial coachings are arranged for average students. Semester system is adopted for MBA and Law programmes whereas in other UG and PG programmes annual system is followed.

Good library facility is made available. The library has about 80,205 : (70,514 text books and 9695 reference books). 30 Journals, Periodicals and 21 dailies are also subscribed.

Criterion 2: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
Admission to various programmes is made on the basis of students' academic records, entrance test and interview adhering to the policy of the State Government. The teaching plan is prepared in advance by the teachers, which enables them to complete the syllabus within a time frame. Bridge/remedial courses are provided to the disadvantaged students. Advanced learners are given certain facilities such as home assignments and question banks in order to motivate them for learning more. Evaluation method is communicated to the students in the beginning of the academic year. Moreover, the college monitors the overall performance of the students. The students are encouraged to undertake research projects.

Besides classroom teaching, seminars, tutorials, group discussions, case-study methods and field surveys are conducted. The teachers are deputed to participate in refresher/orientation courses, seminars, workshops, conferences, symposia etc. During the last two years 10 teachers have participated in national seminars and 1 teacher in international seminar. One teacher has been awarded 'National Mahila Excellence Award' in 1996. Another teacher has been awarded 'Best Teacher Award' in the year 2000. The college follows self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of teachers.
The working days of the college vary from 283 to 292 days in a year. The teaching days vary from 188 to 211.

Criterion 3: Research, Consultancy and Extension:
Research activities are promoted at PG level. Research Committee is constituted to review and recommend research proposals. In disciplines like MBA, M.Com, MA(Geography) and Law, both teachers and students are involved in research activities. Project work and dissertation are part of syllabus in PG programmes of Geography and MBA.

Teachers in three departments are engaged in research activities. A teacher in the department of Hindi is recognized as a Ph.D guide under whom 5 candidates have registered and out of this one has already submitted the thesis. Another teacher in the Department of Political Science has also been recognized as Ph.D. Supervisor.

The institution encourages both teachers and students to participate actively in extension activities. One of the faculty members holds an additional charge of extension activities undertaken by NSS. The extension activities include community development, social work, health and hygiene awareness, medical camps, adult education and literacy, blood donation camps, AIDS and environmental awareness, eradication of blind faiths and superstition. Most of the extension activities are organized by NSS. NGOs are also involved in some activities.

The college has some outreach programmes such as social forestry camp, eradication of vices etc.

The Peer Team notes with concern the refund of Minor Research Project grants of Rs. 1.60 Lakh to the UGC by the College without utilization. Such a practice is detrimental to the growth of the institution and promotion of research activities.

Criterion 4: Infrastructure and learning resources
The infrastructure is mostly used for the academic activities of the institution. The premises are also used for the conduct of examinations/tests organized by outside institutions including YCMOU.

A committee of teachers looks after the maintenance of the infrastructure and other physical facilities. A Library Committee supervises the functioning of the library. It has a reading room with seating capacity of 50 students. Facilities like reprography, computers and audio-video cassettes, inter-library borrowing are made available. The library works for 10 hours daily from Monday to Saturday between 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.

The Computer and Internet facilities are made available to the students. Some departments are also equipped with computers. For the maintenance of the computer and other equipments, Annual Maintenance Contract(AMC) is signed with private firms.

Certain health facilities are provided periodically for the students and staff. These include first aid, blood grouping, B.P. checks and glucometer.

The college has ample sport facilities for various indoor and outdoor games including badminton hall, multi-gym, football ground, 200 meters athletic track, ball badminton court etc. The students are encouraged to participate in sports by NGOs. The playground is shared with the adjoining sister institution. The hostel facilities are also shared with sister institutions. It provides a few staff quarters.

Criterion 5: Student Support and Progression
The College publishes its updated prospectus annually giving information regarding courses offered, eligibility criteria and attendance, examination, fee structure, scholarships, academic calendar etc.

Financial assistance in the form of scholarships to the disadvantaged group of students and incentives are provided to deserving students by Govt., GES and NGOs. More than 80 percent of students avail of these benefits.

The College provides for debate clubs, student magazines, cultural programmes, audio/video facilities, dance, music competitions, essay writing for the recreational facilities to the students.

Criterion 6: Organization and Management
The College is managed by GES, which is a registered body. It has a Governing Body, Executive Committee and Co-ordination Committee. There is also a Local Management Committee (LMC) constituted as per the provision of the University Act, which manages the day to day functioning of the College. A committee of teachers looks after the preparation of the academic calendar. Besides, there are several other committees formed for specific purposes.

The Principal coordinates the activities of these committees and exercises such powers as conferred on him by the University Statutes and State Government. The work efficiency of the staff is assessed through self-appraisal and Annual Confidential Reports. There is an internal audit mechanism in the College. It has also an inbuilt mechanism to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff operative through a committee comprising a member of the teaching staff and officers in the administrative section. An instructor is appointed to train the non-teaching staff in computer operation.

The fees paid by the students range from Rs. 1582/- for BA / BCom to Rs. 30,000/- for MBA (Self financing course), per annum.

The College operates various welfare schemes for the students and staff. Loan facility is provided to the employees through Employees' Credit Cooperative Society and NMD College Employees' Cooperative Housing Society.

Criterion 7: Healthy Practices
The Peer Team has identified the following healthy practices followed in the College:

The College prepares an academic calendar at the commencement of the year and monitors throughout the year.

Though the college does not have a regular placement cell, a few students have been employed on the recommendations of the institution.

The college has evolved a mechanism for quality check on academic functioning through self-appraisal reports from the teachers.

Regular student assessment is in practice.

The college imparts value based education. It also organizes 'yoga' classes regularly for the development of overall personality of the students.

The institution inculcates a sense of civic responsibility among students by involving them in socially relevant programmes.

The College houses a Study Centre of YCMOU, Nasik which caters to the needs of heterogeneous groups of disadvantaged learners through open and distance learning mode.

The College has evolved a system of identifying weaker students. Remedial classes are arranged for them to cope with the advancement in the subjects.

Cultural and Sports programmes are organized on regular basis by the institution.
Law department holds moot courts, legal awareness programmes/camps regularly.

A village has been adopted by NSS unit of the college for its integrated development.

NSS volunteers help the rural people through several street play programmes.

Section III : Overall Analysis
The institution over a period of 46 years has satisfactorily catered to the academic needs of the economically and educationally deprived masses of the region despite several socio-economic constraints. Many first generation learners, both male and female belonging to lower strata of the society have had the benefit of University education at their door steps.

The Peer Team has recorded its observations and suggestions at appropriate criterion wise assessment in the above section. However, it would like to suggest the following for a holistic development of the institution.

Commendations
The Team commends the College for the following points:

The College has exceptionally good infrastructural facilities in terms of buildings, play ground, sports equipments and financial aspects.

The College has succeeded in accomplishing the goal of providing increasing opportunity to women of rural background and empowering them through higher education.

Little over 80 percent of the students, of which a large number belongs to SC/ST and BC are obtaining financial assistance through the college not only from Government agencies but also from local organizations associated with the College. This fulfils one of the objectives of the College.

The College has opened avenues for the professional development of the youth in the area by starting a Department of Management and a Department of Law, which carry out socially relevant outreach activities beside conducting the regular courses.

The College has served the society in a sustained manner by imparting education leading to the first degree in liberal Arts and Commerce over period of little less than 50 years.

Recommendations
The Peer Team would like to suggest the following for a holistic development of the College.

Attempt may be made to reduce the number of contributory teachers by appointing the teachers on a contract basis.

Traditional class-room teaching needs to be further strengthened by the use of modern audio-video aids.

Steps may be taken to set up Commerce laboratory and to strengthen the Geography laboratory.

Non-grant Departments and single-teacher departments may be strengthened with additional members wherever feasible.

The faculty members may be encouraged to undertake small inter-disciplinary projects/reach activities either individually or as a department. They may be encouraged to submit the proposal for Minor Research Projects.

Library may be strengthed by (a) procuring more latest editions of subject special books and professional journals, (b) computerizing library in a phased manner, (c) reviving book-bank facility for needy students, (d) making available the inter-library borrowing facility and (e) providing adequate reading room facility.

NCC unit for girls is required to be started.

Appropriate approval may be obtained for teachers teaching at PG level wherever needed.

Career guidance may be strengthened to enhance the opportunity of placement for the students.

College may explore the possibility of launching some short-duration job-oriented programmes.

A Committee may be constituted for the prevention of sexual harassment in the college as per the directions of appropriate authorities.

Canteen facility may be provided on priority basis.

The College management may formalize the linkages with outside organizations.

The Peer Team thanks the Principal, faculty members and non-teaching staff for extending full cooperation to the Team during its visit to the institution. The Team is also grateful to the NAAC for the opportunity given to visit NMDC, Gondia.

Dr.K.D. Vasava (Chairman)

Dr. Aroon K. Heblekar (Member)

Dr. H.M. Rajashekara (Member-convener)

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