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Indapur Arts Science and Commerce College, Indapur, Maharashtra


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Indapur Arts Science and Commerce College, Indapur, Maharashtra
Indapur (District Pune (Poona))
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 413186


Indapur Arts Science and Commerce College, Indapur Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Indapur Arts Science and Commerce College, Indapur Maharashtra is managed by Society: Indapur Taluka Shikshan Prasarak Mandal. Indapur Arts Science and Commerce College, Indapur Maharashtra was established on / in 1972.


Principal of Indapur Arts Science and Commerce College, Indapur Maharashtra is Dr. Sanjay Dnyaneshwar Chakane.

Indapur Arts Science and Commerce College is situated in Indapur of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Indapur Arts Science and Commerce College, Indapur Maharashtra is 02111 23102.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Indapur Arts Science and Commerce College, Indapur Maharashtra are 9890171857.

email ID(s) is Indapur Arts Science and Commerce College Indapur Maharashtra


Contact Details of Indapur Arts Science and Commerce College, Indapur Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-2111-23102



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Indapur Arts Science and Commerce College, Indapur Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Science, Commerce stream(s).


Approval details: Indapur Arts Science and Commerce College is affiliated with Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune (Maharashtra)



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NAAC report of Indapur Taluka Shikshan Prasarak Mandals Arts, Science and Commerce College

Section I: Introduction
Indapur Taluka Shikshan Prasarak Manadal's Arts, Science & Commerce College, Indapur 413186, Dist. Pune is a grant-in-aid institution, established in 1972 and is affiliated to University of Pune. The college has the goal to provide higher education to rural youth.

The college requested the NAAC to assess and accredit the institution by visiting its facilities. NAAC in its turn sent the following peer Team to the college.

Dr. P.V. Vaidyanathan, Former Vice Chancellor, Annamalai University, Tamilnadu acted as its Chairman and Dr. I Bhanu Muthay, Principal, Shri VVM Sree Damodar College, Margao and Dr. S. Ravichandra Reddy, Professor, Department of Zoology, Bangalore University as its members. Also Dr. S. Ravi Chandra Reddy assisted the peer team by coordinating between the team and the Institute.

Arts, Science & Commerce College Indapur was started as a grant-in-aid college in 1972 in a semi urban locality, in an area of 9.5 acres. It conducts 8 courses in Arts, 5 courses in Science and one course in Commerce all leading to undergraduate degrees in respective branches. There are 36 permanent faculty of whom 4 hold Ph.D. degree, 7 M.Phil and 25 PG qualification. Ten temporary faculty and 19 non-teaching staff help the college in carrying on its to day-to-day work. As on date 1625 students are on roll leading to 35 students per faculty. In addition 59 students have enrolled themselves in self-financing courses. The college functions as per the University stipulation in respect of working days and scheme of examination.

Large number of faculty members have attended seminars and faculty performance is assessed by self appraisal method. Extension activities are in progress whereas research and consultancy work is at its primary stage.

Section II: Criterion-wise analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The Shikshan Prasark Mandal of Indapur established the Arts, Science & Commerece College in 1972 with the prime aim to :

Project rural youth as the most competent, courageous and self confident individuals.
Provide excellent and quality education to the needy youth of the area.
Bring the girl students in the main stream of higher education.

To realize the above goals, since its inception the college has been striving to impart quality education to the children of rural based, economically backward and drought prone area. Arts & commerce faculties were established at the time of inception of the college and the Science faculty was initiated in 1990-91. At present the college is offering undergraduate degree courses in Arts, Commerce and Science. 8 options in B.A. degree course, 5 options in B.Sc. and 2 options in Commerce are available. The English department in addition to B.A. English course is also offering UGC sponsored vocational course in 'Functional English' for B.A. & B.Com. students. The college in collaboration with local computer institute Alfa Byte is offering diploma courses in D.I.T. and A.D.I.T. while the UG degree courses are grant-in-aid B.A. Functional English and the diploma courses are self-financing. The grant-in-aid course is also vocational course and is affiliated to University of Pune. Hence there is limited scope for flexibility in curriculum development and inclusion of non-core options as also horizontal mobility of the students. Since the institution has to perform under the affiliating regulations of Pune University it is not possible to develop innovative curricula. However, teachers have organised workshops on syllabus revision and the recommendations emanating from these have been forwarded to Boards of Studies. Few faculty members in certain departments have also been the Chairman / Member of Board of Studies. As a result the peer consultations and suggestions derived in the workshops have been approved in the Board of Studies. With the present Pune University affiliating system the college takes about one year to start a new programme. In order to enrich the knowledge of the students, in certain subjects the students are taken to industries located in the area and also visits are arranged to botanical gardens and forests for on the spot study and collection of plants. English department has set a good language laboratory for providing vocational course in Functional English.

Since the college is meant for providing higher education to the economically backward, rural children it is essential to consider the following :

Extending language laboratory facilities to all the students for improving English learning skill.

Since the mission of the college to bring girls students in the main stream of the higher education gender based programme such as women's studies and home science may be initiated.

Vocational courses in Rural Development studies, Apiculture and Pisiculture may be initiated for boys.

Criterion II: Teaching-learning and Evaluation
The college is admitting the students to the grant-in-aid courses on the basis of previous academic record, while admissions to the self-financing courses is made by spot admission on the basis of merit. After admission the college is exposing the students to curricular and co-curricular activities. This includes classroom tutorials (test), quiz, debate seminars and term end examination. However such activities do not carry any evaluation component. There is no provision to monitor the overall performance of the student by the college. It is appropriate to have an evaluation component to make the activity more meaningful so that the relative individual performance of the student is clearly established. There is record for involvement of teachers in remedial coaching of educationally disadvantaged students. Apart from this members of the staff of every department are devoting considerable time to provide regular and intensive coaching to slow learners as also motivate advanced learners to further there academic performance.

Syllabus is divided into teaching units according to the number of hours allotted to each faculty members. The coverage of the syllabus is reviewed regularly through discussions among the staff members. Apart from 'Chalk and talk method of teaching teachers are also given freedom to design their own method of teaching and coaching. In certain departments slide projector, overhead projector, charts, models, maps, television and audio-visuals are also used as teaching aids.

From the records provided by the institution it is apparent that the college is having 243 working days and 223 teaching days per year. Teachers are recruited as per the norms of the Maharashtra state Government. However due to recruitment ban, no permanent recruitments have been made either in teaching or in non-teaching staff. Currently the Management is appointing teachers in needy subjects based on clock hour teaching. The ratio of the permanent teachers to the part time teacher is 36:10 while that of permanent teachers to non-teaching staff 36:19. Self-appraisal of teachers is practiced. In addition evaluation of the teacher by the ward also been initiated as per NAAC's format. Annual system of examination is followed. The unit cost of education per student ranges from Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 9,000 per academic year.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Since its inception in 1972, Arts, Science and commerce college, Indapur has been basically offering undergraduate courses. Although there are 7 faculty members with M.Phil and 4 with Ph.D. degrees, research culture amongst the teachers is not forthcoming. However, through a project work, students in the departments of Political science and Commerce have been exposed to research culture. Active research work through teacher involvement in the establishment of research laboratory or supervision and guidance is yet to be initiated. Faculty members in History and Zoology have published books and books and a few research papers respectively. Although teachers have been attending refresher and orientation courses, during the last five years no teacher has availed study leave facility. Since research activities are in the primary stage consultancy services are yet to be practiced.

The college has designated one faculty member each to co-ordinate the activities of NSS and NCC units. The extension activities are carried out through these two units. These include maintenance of cleanliness in the campus, tree plantation, water conservation and social awareness among the rural masses, national integration and AIDS awareness. Every alternate year NCC and NSS students jointly organise blood donation camps.

It is desirable that the college pays attention to motivate the teachers to further their career by:

Encouraging the staff members to avail UGC-FIP facility

Encouraging the Staff members with Ph.D to apply for research grants from funding bodies

Encouraging the staff members to establish collaborations with industries and institutes

Encouraging the teachers to participate in national level conferences and workshops.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College is situated in a plot of 9.5 Acres on the Pune - Hyderabad Highway. A well-maintained garden welcomes every one into the college. The college owns sufficient buildings to run the undergraduate courses.

Individual well-equipped laboratories do exist for Geography, Psychology, Functional English, Chemistry, Physics, Zoology and Botany. It is interesting to note that the Department of Commerce also has a laboratory. Junior College classes are also conducted in the same building. A student health center building and a Guest House are under construction. The Principal is provided with a Rent-free quarters in the campus. Separate Common room for Girls and Boys are made available. The Society maintains the infrastructure. The master plan projects the future plan of construction of buildings.

The Library is housed in an independent building having separate reading places for boys and girls and teaching staff. The library has 27,529 books. It is kept open to the students from 8 AM to 5 PM during the working days and from 7.30 AM to 10.30 PM during the examination period. The Peer Team opines that the college should initiate computerization of Library and administrative office at the earliest. Reprographic facilities along with Internet browsing are to be made available to students and staff at the Library.

A computer center is located in the Science block. In addition the college and Alfa Byte Computer Institute jointly manage another center located in the college main building. However, the facility in the center at Science block requires improvement. The college has developed 7 acres of the land exclusively for physical education. It has 400 mtr. Athletic track, Kho-kho, Volleyball, football, handball and Kabbadi courts. A well-equipped gymnasium is also available in this place. Facilities for wrestling, Shuttle Badminton and Table Tennis are also available. A Physical Education Director manages the sports activities. Local non-college students are also permitted to avail the gymnasium facility.

Criterion V: Student support and Progression
The College has consistently maintained good results at the examination, but the causes for high drop out rate in Arts and Science group have to be examined and remedial measures initiated. The college provides all the scholarship and aid to the students as per the rules of the State and Central Government to SC, ST and OBC students. The college has implemented the 'earn and learn scheme' of Pune University and many students are benefited by the same.

In the field of sports and games 10 students of the college have represented All India Inter University meet in wrestling, Judo and Kho-Kho during the last 3 years. Almost 22 students have participated in the inter-collegiate tournaments of Pune University in various games and athletics.

30 NCC cadets have passed the 'C' certificate examination in NCC (Army), Senior wing and 4 cadets have represented the college in the Army Attendant Camp during the last three years. About 6 NCC volunteers have attended the National Integrative Camps during the last three years. The NSS unit has adopted a nearby village for all-round development.

The college publishes an updated prospectus every year with all the relevant information about admission procedure, courses offered, fee structure and scholarships offered.

The Vocational Guidance Cell located in the Economics Department provides the necessary information about career opportunities to the students. The students are also guided with information about the competitive examinations and some times coaching is also arranged for the same with the assistance of outside agencies.

The college has an Alumni Association. The alumni include a Minister in the present cabinet of Government of Maharashtra, politicians, Tahsildar, Inspector of Police, Chartered Accountants, Advocates, Scientists and others. The peer team feels that the Alumni Association has to be strengthened and provide support to the College in furthering academic programmes and developmental activities.

The Health Center is yet to take shape. However, health insurance to the students should be introduced.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The Governing Council of the Indapur Taluka Shikshan Prasarak Mandal is the policy making body, followed by the Local Managing Committee and the Principal would implement the policies. The Principal has constituted several committees to run the day-to-day academic and administrative functions in the college. The Principal provides internal coordination.

It appears that there is no possibility for recruitment of non-teaching staff till the Government of Maharashtra lift the ban on recruitment. The non-teaching staff are being sent for different training programme organized by different institutions from time to time. There exists an employees Cooperative Credit Society catering to the needs of the teaching and non-teaching staff of the college. The members are given loan up to Rs. 1.5 lakh. Student's grievance redressal cell has been recently constituted as per NAAC's requirement. In addition, suggestion box is also available to the students at each department to convey their opinions or grievances.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The team after discussion with the Students, Principal, Faculty, Management and Alumnae, notes the following as healthy practices followed by the college.

A large number of scholarships are available.

Earn while you Learn scheme.

Judo, Wrestling and Yoga.

Grievance Redressal Cell.

Remedial coaching to slow learners

As many as 90% of the students get financial help by way of scholarship. This goes a long way in helping the rural poor to get higher education. Apart from the scholarships, many poor students are given some odd jobs in the administration during their free time and get some earning for their livelihood. This in turn helps the administration which is short of non-teaching staff for conducting their routine jobs.

Students are encouraged to learn Judo, Wrestling and Yoga, which helps them in keeping their health trim.

There is a Grievance Redressal Cell, which some students utilize to get their personal problems solved.

Section III: Overall Analysis
The NAAC Peer Team studied the self-study report in detail, met the Principal, Management Committee, Students and Faculty separately in arriving at certain conclusions. The different laboratories, library, sports complex, office and other physical facilities were visited.

The team would commend the following as strong points of the college:

Admission of economically poor students from rural background who would not have otherwise have had higher education.

Distribution of large number of scholarships.

Introduction of earn while you learn scheme.

Provision of Grievance Redressal Cell.

Judo and Yoga classes.

The Marathi Department has collected a large number of Folk songs. These can be analyzed in detail.

The Economics Department is preparing the students for competitive examinations.

Establishment of a laboratory in Commerce department is a welcome measure.

Some textbooks have been written by certain members of the faculty. Others can also be encouraged to write books.

History Department provides some popular lecturers.

Spoken English courses are well appreciated by the past and present students.

However the team would like the college to pay attention to the following points.

Introduction of E T facilities for effective teaching, in all departments.

Library needs to be modernized.

Parent - teacher meet should be arranged frequently.

Greater mobilization of funds with the existing facilities eg.: Charging external agencies when they use the college facilities such as for Distance Education, or use of gymnasium by outsiders.

Psychology Department to provide requisite counseling to students.

The college can think of introducing compulsory computer training to all its wards.

This will boost the morale of rural based students.

The team appreciated the assistance rendered by the Principal, Faculty, Management Committee and others in making the visit purposeful and wishes the college all the best in their future endeavors.

(Dr. P.V. Vaidyanathan)
Chairman

(Dr. I Bhanu Muthay)
Member

(Dr. S. Ravichandra Reddy)
Member & Convener

(Dr. S.B. Kharosekar)
Principal

Date : December 02nd , 2003

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