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Adarsh ACS College, Hingoli, Maharashtra


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Adarsh ACS College, Hingoli, Maharashtra
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Akola Road
Hingoli (District Parbhani)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 431513


Adarsh ACS College, Hingoli Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Adarsh ACS College, Hingoli Maharashtra is also known as Adarsh Education Societys Arts,Commerce and Science College.
Principal of Adarsh ACS College, Hingoli Maharashtra is Dr. B. N. Barve Mobile 9421320311.

Adarsh ACS College is situated in Hingoli of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Adarsh ACS College, Hingoli Maharashtra is (02456) 221749.

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Website of Adarsh ACS College, Hingoli Maharashtra is www.adarshcollegehingoli.org.


Contact Details of Adarsh ACS College, Hingoli Maharashtra are : +91-2456-221749, 221822

Following colleges are same:
Adarsh Education Societys Arts, Commerce and Science College, Hingoli
ACS College, Hingoli



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Adarsh ACS College, Hingoli Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).


Approval details: Adarsh ACS College is affiliated with Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University SRTMUN, Nanded (Maharashtra)


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NAAC report of Adarsh Education Societys Arts,Commerce and Science College

Section 1: Preface
Adarsh Education Society's Arts, Commerce and Science College, Parbhani established in 1967 located in Hingoli, Maharashtra is presently affiliated to Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University. The college started with strength of less than fifty students in the year 1967 has now grown into a full-fledged institution with 1075students in U G and PG degree courses. The college is located in a sprawling campus of forty three acres of land. It was recognized by UGC under 2f in the year 1969 and 12b in the year 1995. Among the students, fifty percent belong to weaker sections. This is a co-education college. It also has a Junior college for higher secondary course offering Arts, Science, Commerce and Vocational courses

Based on the request of the college and with the submission of self- study report for its accreditation, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), constituted a peer team consisting of Prof. V B Coutinho, Vice Chancellor, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, Karnataka as Chairman, Sr. Thresiamma, Principal, Maris Stella College, Vijayawada, Andrapradesh and Prof. D. Sundaram, Sr Professor and Head (Ret.), Department of Sociology, and Dean Extension, University of Madras, Chennai as members to visit the college from 16th July to 18th July, 2003 for validating the self study report. Dr.K N Madhusudanan Pillai Academic Consultant, NAAC coordinated the peer team visit.

After a careful scrutiny of the self -study report, the peer team during its institutional visit had a direct interaction with the staff, students, management, public and parents including the alumni of the college and examined various records maintained by the college besides the inspection of the physical infrastructure. Based on this, the peer team of NAAC has formulated its views on the strength and areas of concern on the established set of seven criteria as follows.

Section 2: Criterion-Wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The mission of the college is to develop an integrated and multidimensional personality of the students, to sensitize them on the basic spirit and principles of the Constitution of India and to provide a socially relevant excellent education along with dissemination of knowledge keeping pace with the time.

The above mission is translated into action by the college with the introduction of four U.G., five P.G. degree courses, and one P.G. Diploma course. The P.G. diploma and one U.G. degree course have a professional bias. The College offers Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Electronics, Computer Science, Botany, Zoology, Dairy Science, Food Science, Hindi, English, Marathi, History, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Public Administration, Commerce and Computer Application at UG level, Hindi, Marathi, Political Science, Sociology and Commerce at PG level and one PG Diploma in Business Management.

These programmes are made available to the students in fifty subject combinations in B.A degree, twenty eight subject combinations in B.Sc degree and three subject combinations in B.Com.These programmes are offered by the college by keeping the interest of the students of the local society.

The language component of the third year of the U.G. course is replaced with a foundation course and a project report particularly in the field of food and dairy sciences and computer sciences as these are the job and employment oriented courses- relevant to the needs of the local learners.

But the college, like any other affiliating institutions, has limitations to design their own basic curriculum, as they will have to follow the University designed curriculum. The college follows the syllabus framed by the S.R.T.M. University for all the U.G. and P.G. courses.

Yet, there is an element of core institutional involvement by the nature and extent of the several of its college faculties who are members of the boards of studies of S.R.T.M. University. This enables the college to incorporate the new changes in the curriculum. The case study use by the faculty and training the students to prepare the case studies in the commerce degree courses are in vogue. There is a scope for college /local trade/community interaction as a method for the curricular enrichment to provide the skill with a professional bias particularly in the Electronic, Dairy and Food Science courses.

The strength in the classroom for the traditional courses like English and Marathi is oversized for the real teacher- student learning interaction. There is a scope for a scientific attempt to screen and identify the differently abled students to provide tutorials. There is a night reading facility for the students in the library. There is a scope in networking of the college-industry-neighborhood, modular curricula, interdisciplinary and multi disciplinary and the semesterisation among the courses particularly in the Food sciences, Dairy sciences, Computer science, Commerce and Sociology courses of this college. Evidentially, the College has signed MoUs with four industries for Food science and Dairy science courses.

Criterion II: Teaching -Learning and Evaluation.
The student-centered approach along with the conventional pedagogic practices for Teaching, Learning and Evaluation is the chore effort in this college. The college conducts the classroom tests every month for the students and shares the evaluation results with the students without fail. This practice akin to the tutorial system is better than nothing. Remedial courses for S.C. /S.T. students under U.G.C. programme are offered in this college. Advance learners who are challenged to work ahead are provided with a set of books with an allotment of some topics for library assignments and group discussions.

The teachers follow the annual teaching plan and the classroom instruction is mostly through the conventional monologue type. Science departments and Commerce department use models, charts and OHP for class-room teaching.

The faculty of the college is subjected to performance appraisal by the conventional procedures as per the guidelines of the Government aided academic institutions. The college conducts evaluation of the teachers by the students also.

The college by itself does not have programs of refresher courses, although the college organized seminars, State conferences and symposia in select subjects. The teachers have made use of the U.G.C. sponsored faculty improvement programmes including the refresher and orientation courses. Twelve teachers have attended State level seminars and another twelve teachers National seminars and one Inter National seminar.

The college has thirty six permanent teachers and seventeen temporary teachers on 'Clock Hour Basis', Most of the teachers recruited are from the same institution. The college has students who fetched gold medals and ranks in the merit list of S.R.T.M. University, Nanded.

While there are 230 working days for the college, the teachers teach for 180 days. Most of teachers of the college are in the age bracket of fifty five and above .Each successive year, there is attrition by the retirement of teachers. The vacancy caused by the retirement of teachers is supplemented by a practice of appointing 'clock hour basis' teachers. They work for seven hours under a stipulation of the University for salary of 2000 rupees per month. There are also occasions where the college uses the services of junior college teachers for teaching in the college. This is a serious handicap of the teaching learning practices more under the directive on recruitment policy of the Govt. of Maharashtra.

In the final year of the degree course, value based education is provided through foundation course. There are programmes to impart value based education through NSS, NCC and by the Student's councils arranging lectures and speeches of eminent persons and experts from various fields. The college also inculcates civic responsibility among students through various mechanisms as co-curricular activity.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Research and publication activities of the select faculty of the departments of Botany, Dairy science, History, Marathi and Hindi are impressive in spite of the heavy teaching load. The departments of Botany, Zoology, Sociology and Hindi are recognized for Ph.D. programmes of S.R.T.M. University, Nanded. The faculty members of these departments have research publications in the refereed journals. Some of the science departments are subscribing research journals. Faculty members of the Dairy / Food Science contribute the International journals subscribed in their personal name to the department. The back volumes of the journals are neatly kept as bound volumes for reference.

Hindi Marathi and History departments have noteworthy book publications. Two PhDs in Botany department and one Ph.D. from Sociology department have been produced. Also there is an evidence of minor research projects under taken by a select faculty through funding from the U.G.C. minor research project scheme.
Consultancy projects are not undertaken by the faculty although there is enough scope for this in this area. The NSS team of the college carried conventional community and outreach development works like Health and Hygiene awareness, Medical camp, Adult education, Blood donation camp, Aids awareness programme, Environment education programmes and Hepatitis B vaccination programmes.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources.
The infrastructure facilities like class rooms, instructional gadgets like OHP and slide projector as learning resources are available in most of the science departments. It has a library. The library has 65,000 books and 35 journals. The library does not have open access system even for teachers. But the credit has to be given to the practice of allowing the students to use the library books under the recommendation of teachers. The students use this outside the classroom hours.

The computer work station infrastructure is available only for computer science students. The maintenance of the computer is done both through the outsourcing and by the computer department. The college has two buildings with two stories's each. One building is completely meant for the science laboratories and the administrative purpose and another for accommodating the lecture halls, library, auditorium, social science, commerce and management and language departments.

The laboratories of the departments of Botany, Zoology, Dairy Science, Food Science, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science are well maintained and adequate. Separate buildings for Co-operative Credit society and Canteen are noted.

Two men's hostels with an occupancy capacity of sixty boys and one girl's hostel with occupancy capacity of twenty are available. The Botany department has a well maintained botanical garden. The play ground facilities include Foot ball, Hockey, Basket ball and Volley ball courts besides gymnasium and a two hundred track for athletics. Rest rooms for lady faculty and girl students are available.

A parking lot for cycle and cars is available. The college has an auditorium and open air stage. The college campus badly needs protection either by constructing a compound wall or a barbed wire fence.

Criterion V: Student support and progression
The college with fifty percent students hailing from the poor socio-economic background and also predominantly from the semi urban/rural areas has a provision for the state support for the scholarships. There are various student support scholarships like S.C. and S.T. scholarships, B.C. scholarships, and scholarship for handicapped. Merit scholarships and financial aid through 'Earn and Learn Scheme' and poor boys hostel with the financial support from the college faculty are available to needy and poor who are meritorious students.

The college has spacious canteen and sufficient water closet facilities. The students who lag behind in their academic performance are given personal counseling.

The students have access to the teachers for guidance for further career planning and studies. However, it is not a formalized mechanism. The examination results are consistently good. In this context, the peer team noticed the abnormal dropout rate in the first year U.G. and P.G. courses. There are sixteen toppers in UG courses and twelve in PG courses at the university level during the last five years. In the field of sports and games, students of the college have won many prizes at university, state and national level competitions. The college has a strong cultural wing patronized by the teachers. Students regularly bring laurels to the college through their performance in the university youth festivals. During the last four years fifty nine cadets of NCC units have passed 'B' certificate and sixteen cadets passed 'C' certificates.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The college administration is looked after by the managing committee of Adarsh Education Society patronized by local philanthropist s, traders and businessmen.

The college is governed by a local management committee constituted according to the norms laid down by the Maharashtra Universities Act,1994 and statutes. The Principal enjoys full freedom for the routine academic activities. There are fifty five committees of teaching staff to help the Principal in the various activities of the college.

The current teacher-student ratio is inadequate. However, the college makes up the teaching schedule with the help of junior college teachers and adhoc teachers appointed on 'clock hour bases. The college follows the self appraisal of teachers as per the UGC norms.

The teacher-evaluation by the students is through a structured format to collect information from the out-going students. The computer department has internet facility through dial-up mechanism. The college authorities have a mechanism to maintain efficiency of the non- teaching staff as per the directions of the directorate of collegiate education, Maharashtra government. Regarding the quality control and management of the academic performance of the permanent and part-time teachers, the procedures laid down for government aided academic institutions are followed.

The college has a grievance redressal cell. The principal forwards the grievances to the higher authorities. The Administration of the college is partly computerized. The college has an examination wing to monitor the monthly / terminal / annual / university exams. The college level examinations' results are recorded in the database. The various welfare programmes available to the staff are, the consumer store, Adarsh Housing society, personal loan granted to employees' medical assistances for students, group insurance scheme, poor boys' hostel and financial assistance to needy students. Recently the college has constituted an Internal Quality Assurance Cell under the chairmanship of the principal to ensure continuous improvement and quality in all activities of the college. The wards of the non-teaching staff are given preference in admission and are awarded free ships.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The college is having good public relations with local public/community, industry, and parents of the students.

Although the formation alumni association, grievance redressal mechanism and self appraisal procedures are of recent efforts of the college, they function well. The peer committee pointed out to the college management about the absence of College development council for an active participation of the public and the representatives of the local industrialists to mobilize financial resources for various requirements of the college. The management is receptive to the idea and plans to have one.

There are self financing courses like computer science and PG courses leading to the optimum use of the available physical infrastructure of the college. This endeavor is not matched with the support for needed human resource infrastructure conditioned by the Maharashtra Government's recruitment policy. In spite of this adverse situation, the college and the faculty have demonstrated their high morale to continue the self financing courses.

Besides this, the college buildings, class rooms and the laboratories are being used for the operation of a Junior college and Vocational courses programme. Facilities are extended to operate a centre of Y.B.Chavan Open University, Maharashtra for imparting education through distance mode.

The college faculty demonstrates their commitment to the cause of poor students who cannot have paid hostel accommodation. The college faculties have mobilized financial resources to establish and run hostel for these poor boys.

The night reading facility for boys in the library is unique in this college. The college has also used the UGC grants for the construction of buildings for an optimum use for various facilities. For an example, the foyer of the college is utilized for multipurpose facilities like holding assembly, meetings and also for playing shuttle badminton.

The good will expressed by the teachers and staff to help their fellow being at the time of distress and illness is commendable. During the last three years the staff has contributed about Rs. 60,000/- towards the treatment of their colleagues who are suffering from various ailments and health problems.

SECTION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The overall analysis of the Peer Team is that the college being the only one in this part of the region, it has greater responsibility to meet the higher educational needs of the local community. Thus, the college is predominantly preferred by the students hailing from the local region. Similarly most of the teaching staff is from the same region and more particularly from the same college. Although this inbreeding practice is not a desirable trend, the locale of the college compels to this unique situation.

The peer team expresses its appreciation of the excellent collegiality and the team work existing in the institution.

The uniqueness of the college serving the cause of the higher education needs of local people is not matched by the Maharashtra state's recruitment policy. This only highlights the fact that how the governance policy of the state impacts adversely the human infrastructure requirements of the higher education. This is a point to be pondered over while assessing the quality components of higher education.

The college with all these adverse circumstances has demonstrated its commitment to higher education. The indicator is in the impressive record of higher percentage of passes in the university examinations with a considerable number of toppers. The peer team concludes that the assessment of the output of an institution cannot be independent of the willingness of the college faculty and management as a needed input.

The college has a reputation in offering the job oriented courses like Food science and Dairy sciences driven by the local interest. There is scope for maximizing the use of the self appraisal procedure and internal quality control to improve/sustain the quality teaching learning process.

The college has to pragmatise the recently started programme of student advisory council and counseling inorder to meet the needs of the diverse student groups in the college as expressed by the student community.

Also the peer team noted the recently planned effort of the committee system of management in the college within the systemic principles. This endeavor of the organizational effort should be evaluated in terms of its efficacy and restructure/upgrade if any required for.

Recommendations :
Recommendations for action at college level :
Tutorial systems may be introduced as it would enable to identify the talents inherent in students. Advantaged students are to be provided with better facilities like focused research project assignments, visit to advanced centers of learning, expert lecturers etc.

The college may introduce semester system with continuous evaluation in courses like Dairy Science, Food Science and Computer Science. Efforts may be taken in this record at the university level by the college.

Teachers who are appointed on clock hour basis should be brought under a system of contract teachers with a decent salary of Rs.6000, minimum per month.

The college with its well equipped laboratory facilities, should enable the teachers to seek funding for minor and major research projects besides taking efforts to attend and participate in the National and international conferences.

Library needs to be computerized. Accessibility to library may be made available to the students and teachers. This would help the students to familiarize with books. Reprographic facilities may be provided in the library.

Computer education may be made compulsory to all students. The facilities in the computer centre can be made use for this purpose during the outside class room hours of the Computer Science department.

The hostel buildings require maintenance. The construction of the building do have water seepage during rainy seasons. Buildings construction committee may take special interest in the repair and maintenance of buildings in the campus.

Considering the high expenditure involved in the construction of a compound wall around such a huge area, the NSS and NCC units with the help and guidance of botany department may grow a live fence by planting indigenous varieties of quick growing trees which are not edible for the cattles.

Formalized mechanism may be introduced for placement and career guidance to help the students to get more jobs and also to help them in their higher education studies.

Recommendation for overall policy changes:-
The peer team recommends that there is a scope for college/local trade/ community interaction as a method for the curricular enrichment to provide the professional skill for the Electronic, Food and Dairy science courses. In turn, the local trade and community will have an opportunity to have benefit from the college in terms of finding solutions for their problems.

There is a scope for this college to have a special orientation programme for the teachers in their campus itself with the help of the UGC sponsored Academic Staff College of Aurangabad University.

The committee recommends that the AES management trust should form a college development council for an active participation of the public and the representatives of the local trade and industrialists to mobilize financial resources for various requirements of the college.

The peer team is of the view that a serious effort should be made to revise the recruitment ban policy of the Maharashtra Government at least in the educational sector, as the lack of adequate teachers in the college adversely affects the quality profile of higher education.

The peer team places its appreciation on the performance of the college which is located in a district far removed from any of the development initiatives. The government of Maharashtra should give a special attention for the human resource requirement of the college.

Prof. V.B. Coutinho
(Chairperson)

Sr. Thresiamma
(Member)

Prof. D.Sundaram
(Member)

Date: 18/07/2003

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