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BM Ruia Girls College Gamdevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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11, Krishna Kunj, Vachha Gandhi Road, Gamdevi
Mumbai (District Mumbai)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 400007


BM Ruia Girls College Gamdevi, Mumbai Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. BM Ruia Girls College Gamdevi, Mumbai Maharashtra is also known as Smt BM Ruia Mahila Mahavidyalaya, BMR College Gamdevi. BM Ruia Girls College Gamdevi, Mumbai Maharashtra is managed by Society: Marwadi Sammelan. BM Ruia Girls College Gamdevi, Mumbai Maharashtra was established on / in 1958.


Principal of BM Ruia Girls College Gamdevi, Mumbai Maharashtra is Dr. Smt. Nini Gulla (Mobile 9821166057), Dr Smt M. Gulla.

BM Ruia Girls College Gamdevi is situated in Mumbai of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mumbai comes under Mumbai (Bombay) Tehsil, Mumbai District.

Fax # of BM Ruia Girls College Gamdevi, Mumbai Maharashtra is +91 22 23804530, 23808137.

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Website of BM Ruia Girls College Gamdevi, Mumbai Maharashtra is http://www.bmrgirlscollege.com/.


Contact Details of BM Ruia Girls College Gamdevi, Mumbai Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-22 23808130, 23804530, 23811881
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BM Ruia Girls College Gamdevi, Mumbai Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts,Commerce stream(s).
B.M.S
B.A. (running since 1958, aided course)
B.Com (running since 1978, aided course)
B.M.S (running since 2010-11, un-aided course)
M.A. (Hindi, Economics (both running since 2012-13, un-aided courses)

Approval details: BM Ruia Girls College Gamdevi is affiliated with SNDT Women University, Mumbai (Bombay)

Profile of BM Ruia Girls College Gamdevi

In 1958 the College started pre-university and first year classes on experimental basis. Looking to the proficiency, sincerity and dedication of the Sammelan, Smt. Nathibai Thackersey womens university granted affiliation to pre-university classes in 1960. In 1958 the College started pre-university and first year classes on experimental basis. Looking to the proficiency, sincerity and dedication of the Sammelan, Smt. Nathibai Thackersey womens university granted affiliation to pre-university classes in 1960.

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NAAC report of BM Ruia Girls College

SECTION I : INTRODUCTION
Smt. B.M. Ruia Girls' College, Gamdevi, Mumbai which is being managed by the Marwadi Sanmelan, was established on 1st July, 1958 with a total strength of just 10 students, with the mission of empowerment of women through academic excellence. The college has a motto 'Through knowledge we gain Wisdom'. The college is located in a building with plinth area of about 720.24 sq. meters in the heart of Mumbai city and is affiliated to S.N.D.T. Womens' University. The college acquired linguistic minority status recently and it is one of the very few colleges offering B.A. Programmes in Hindi medium in the city. The college is admitted to grant-in-aid and it got U.G.C. recognition under 2f and 12B in 1968. From a small beginning of 10 students, today the college has a student strength of 533 in U.G. including 56 vocational B.Com. The college has well qualified teaching staff of 14 members out of whom seven are temporary. The strength of the non-teaching staff is four. The college has a Central Library with about 20000 volumes, a Computer center and a small Canteen.

The Smt. B.M. Ruia Girls' College, Gamdevi, Mumbai volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and the self-study report was submitted to NAAC on 28th September 2003. A Peer Team consisting of Prof. D. Ramakotaiah, Former Vice-Chancellor, Nagarjuna University, as chairman, Prof. T.L. Shantha, Principal, Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for women, Bangalore, as member and Prof. C. Thangamuthu, Professor of Economics, Bharathidasan University as Member-Coordinator visited the institution on February 6 -7, 2004.

The Peer Team carefully perused and analysed the Self Study Report submitted by the Institution. During the institutional visit the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments and the facilities and interacted with various constituents of the institution. The Peer Team also interacted at length with Management representatives, Principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the institution.

Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by the NAAC, the Peer Team is presenting its evaluation report giving the assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of the concern in the following pages.

SECTION II : CRITERIONWISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
The college offers three streams of B.Com and three B.A. programmes. In addition to B.Com (Accounts) and B.Com (Computers) the college is also offering UGC sponsored vocational B.Com. with specialization in Office Management, Secretarial Practice and Entrepreneurial Development. The college deserves appreciation for diversifying the B.Com programme and for taking the initiative for vocationalising the same with the UGC support. The three B.A. programmes include Economics, Sociology, and Hindi. While the B.Com programme is offered in English medium, B.A. programmes are offered in Hindi medium. The college is one of the few institutions in the city of Mumbai offering B.A. programmes in Hindi medium. The college, making use of the infra-structure created in the Department of Vocational Course, is offering Typing Certification Course, examinations for which are conducted by the Government of Maharashtra. Similarly using the facilities in the Computer Centre established for conducting B.Com (Computer Applications), a Certificate programme in Basic Computers is offered to the interested students of the junior college and senior college.

It is learnt that some time back, M.A. (Economics) programme was offered in the college. For want of adequate patronage from the students, the same was wound up. At present, the postgraduate programmes are confined to the affiliating University, as a policy.

It is quite appreciable to note that by the way of hobby courses the college has introduced very short-term courses, ranging from a few days to weeks, in Karate, Yoga, Mehendi, Beautician, Music, Personality Development, Painting and Decorative Articles. These activities may be better structured and strengthened leading to some certification at the college level. In the emerging context of buoyancy in service sector, the college can play its role in offering such capsule-type skill-enrichment courses, not only to the college students as concurrent ones but also to other women including housewives. These could be attempted with adequate curricular flexibility under an umbrella of a community college as a sub-system of the college. The space constraint is really acute; but some flexibility in the time schedule (evening hours/ holidays etc.) may perhaps be explored.

The college, being affiliated to the S.N.D.T. Women's University, is adhering to the curriculum prescribed by it. Some of the faculties have contributed to the syllabus formation as members of the Syllabus Committee/ Boards of Studies.

The goal orientation of the college, as enumerated in the college prospectus, indicates a wide canvas of diverse objectives, ultimately targeting a holistic development of student personality in the campus. The imbibement of fine social values being the underlying current in the goals, a special emphasis has been recently given to Value Education by accomodating two hours of lecture per week on value oriented topics. The expert services of some Hindu missionaries are availed for the purpose. This course can also give adequate emphasis on modernization of women outlook/ attitudes to enable women to face the emerging socio-economic challenges.

Criterion II : Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
The teaching-learning process is fairly rigorous. Besides the classroom teaching, the field-exposure, take-home assignments and seminars are given emphasis. The regular chalk and talk method may be supplemented with frequent use of audio-visuals and e-learning techniques. The number of teaching days is said to be 220 and the total working days to be 236 (as prescribed by the University regulations), which are appreciably higher than the normal practice in other parts of the country. The regular/permanent teachers are supplemented with temporary and part-time teachers. The part-time teachers are engaged mainly for conducting the vocational/professional courses. Occasionally the guest lectures are arranged by inviting professionals in the related fields. For offering certificate course in computer the services of experts from some computer concerns are involved.

The teaching-learning, besides targeting the examination results, may also give adequate emphasis on nurturing leadership qualities, questioning and creative spirit among the students by frequent student seminars, project works and also peer teaching. The remedial teaching may be made more formal and systematic for the benefit of weaker students. For the students in Arts faculty in Hindi medium, training in Spoken English may be given special emphasis.

The students admitted on 'first come first serve' basis perhaps implies relatively less pressure on the seats. There is no full quota of admission in B.A./ B.Com. programmes. The visibility of the campus needs to be improved to attract adequate number of students. The pass percentage in the examinations is fairly impressive. But still there is scope for further improvement in a few courses.

The norms for evaluation system are observed as prescribed by the affiliating S.N.D.T. Women's University. There is annual system of examination but with 30 p.c. of marks allocated for continuous internal assessment (CIA) and 70 p.c. earmarked for year-end examinations. The CIA is mostly based on class tests conducted by the course teachers. The college was previously conducting as many as six tests for CIA purpose, which have now been reduced to three as per the University regulations. The CIA system is said to be fairly transparent and the valued answer books are given back to the students and the students can make representations if they have any grievance regarding the valuation. Similar facility can also be made available for the annual examinations conducted by the college at the first year of the UG Programmes.

Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
Among the seven permanent teachers, there are three Ph.Ds and two M.Phils. (There is one Ph.D. among the seven temporary teachers also). Two teachers are currently doing Ph.D. on part time basis. The teachers at the UG level in colleges are generally characterised by a mind-set that the research and publication are not their concern. This mindset needs to be corrected. One of the teachers in the Hindi Department has published some books, which is appreciable. The teachers may be motivated and also provided with adequate facilities for applying for research projects and also publishing papers in journals. Even popular writing would widen the visibility of the institution. As of now, there is very little of publication effort, except one or two, though 50% of them are research qualified.

The consultancy can be initiated atleast at the informal/honorary level to start with. The Commerce and Economics faculty can make a moderate beginning in this regard.

The extension activities are carried out by the NSS, Population Education club and other extension clubs. The community outreach programmes include village adoption scheme, health and hygiene awareness, AIDS awareness, literacy, environment and others conducted in the slums/suburban areas. Some of these extension activities are conducted in collaboration with NGOs such as Sri Sathya Sai, Rashtriya Yuva Sangathan, SMILE, National Association for Blind etc. The linkages with NGOs and other corporate/philanthropic societies be strengthened. The college can also try to academically integrate the extension components with the respective disciplines.

Criterion IV : Infra-Structure and Learning Resources
The college is located in a building consisting of multi-storeyed flats designed for residential purpose. The flats in the ground and the first floor had been leased out, even while the complex was purchased by the college management; failing to vacate the tenant-residents, the college activities are confined to the flats in the remaining three floors. Of course, the college management has done its best to allocate the available physical space (severely constrained by the structure of the flat-design) to suit the requirements of the college. There are too narrow passages and a narrow lift; and the stairs are unsuitable to accommodate the free movement of students. The rooms are disproportionate and quite narrow and hence the inevitable consequence of improper spacing for different activities. Not only there is a space constraint in aggregate but also there is a lack of ideal spacing for an educational institution. There is very little elbow space around the building to think of even indoor or small game activities. The sports infra-structure is virtually absent.

The vertical expansion being ruled out as per town-plan regulations, the existing structure may not be amenable to accommodate any new programmes. The existing programmes are run with all the limitations arising out of the flat-type construction. The college management may look for an alternate site wherein the college programmes could be ideally located in a properly designed campus.

Except a hall, there is no auditorium to accommodate big cultural activities and other functions, which are at present said to be conducted at the S.N.D.T. University auditorium. There is no hostel facility in the college. Canteen is run in a corner in the ground adjacent to compound wall.

There is a central computer and Internet facility, which caters to Commerce Department as well as to other users. The faculty have no exclusive computers. The library space is rather limited, leaving little room for reference services. Computer and Xerox facilities be provided in the library also. The reference timing of the library may be extended further.

Criterion V - Student Support & Progression
The College has shown fairly good results inspite of the fact that the students at the entry level are generally considered to hail from average academic background. Besides the usual government scholarships, the Marwadi Sanmelan (the college management) offers some scholarships to the needy students. 50% of the tuition fees are met by the freeship for about 50 students in a year.

The College publishes Prospectus annually and gives all the relevant information to the students about the admission rules and the facilities available.

The rapport between teachers and students is good because the teacher-student ratio is rather low. Individual attention is said to be bestowed on the students as acknowledged by the students during the interaction.

The faculty counsells the students on academic matters as well as in personal problems. There is no formal Counselling Cell; however a staff member of the Psychology Department is helping in counselling the students. A formal Placement and Career Guidance Cell is not there. However the teachers are informally helping the students for getting placements. A placement cell may be organized. The college also conducts an Annual Trade Fair which provides an opportunity for students to display their talents, skills and creativity. Any surplus made out of this can be used for helping the poor students.

The extra curricular and cultural activities seem to be fairly diversified. There are Elocution/Bhajan/Cultural competitions conducted on inter-collegiate level.
The Alumni Association is yet to be formed and well structured. The alumni potentials could be formally channelised for the development of the college.

Criterion VI - Organization & Management
The College is managed by Marwadi Sanmelan. The Management of the college co-ordinates and monitors the functioning of the college. The office bearers are elected every two years leading to a new blood coming into the helm of affairs.

There are 20 faculty-level committees to take care of various aspects of academic, co curricular and extension activities. The recommendations made by the committees are considered and necessary actions are taken by the Principal and the Management.

The work efficiency of the non-teaching staff is periodically monitored. The Principal holds regular meetings with the faculty members. Confidential reports of both teaching and non-teaching staff members are maintained.

The college conducts programmes including computer training in order to enhance the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. Audit is carried out annually by internal auditors and government auditors.

Both teaching and non-teaching staff members are encouraged to improve their academic qualification. The student evaluation of teachers has been recently introduced.

There is no formal grievance redressal cell. Such cell may be constituted to look into the problems of the aggrieved employees and students as well.

The management is putting its best efforts to maximize the use of the building, given the bottlenecks arising out of its being a residential complex. It has built up a corpus for future expansion programmes and also some endowments, proceeds from which are used for scholarships for some poor students.

Criterion VII - Healthy Practices
Administration is decentralized by constituting various committees.

The college follows transparent methods of CIA system.

Student evaluation of teachers has been introduced.

Value-based education for two hours per week is imparted.

Most of the teaching and non-teaching members have the knowledge of handling Computer.

Special financial help is offered to the non-teaching staff during medical emergencies.

Non-teaching staff members are encouraged to pursue their education by granting study leave and also encouraged to attend workshop. One of the former non-teaching staff has been promoted as lecturer on her acquiring necessary qualifications.

To promote Hindi Language Hindi Fortnight is celebrated..

Bhajan competitions are conducted at the intercollegiate level.

There is better rapport between teachers and students, thanks to limited student-teacher ratio.

Freeships are offered by the management to some poor students.

Extra-curricular activities are scheduled in such a manner that the regular classes are not affected.

OVERALL ANALYSIS
The Peer Team records its appreciation of some of the commendable features of the Smt. B.M. Ruia Girls' College as indicated below -

Given the space and structural constraints of the college building, the management has made earnest attempt in maximizing the use of it.

Dedication and commitment of the teaching and the non-teaching staff of the institution.

The management giving some freeships to the poor students.

Fairly strict discipline and teaching rigour maintained in the institution.

Better rapport between teachers and the taught because of low student-teacher ratio.

Promotion of student participation in various cultural and extension activities.

Launching of U.G.C. sponsored vocational degree programme in B.Com (Office Management, Secretarial Practice and Entrepreneurial Development).

Some of the faculty members involved in extension and outreach activities in their individual capacities.

Launching of some 'Hobby Courses' such as Karate, Beautician, Painting, Music etc.

Annual Trade Fair in which students participate and market their creative products.

Keeping in view the future plans on development of the institution, the Peer Team would suggest the following to the institution to consider -

The college may explore the possibility of moving to a spacious and appropriately designed building with good ambience for academic programmes.

Keeping in mind the latest trends and societal needs, the college may explore the possibility of starting courses like Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM), B.Sc. (Computer Applications) and Hotel Management on self supporting basis. This would be possible if the space constraint could be eased.

Short term courses can be evolved out of the ongoing hobby courses in the college, by proper restructuring and curricular designing, of course with built-in flexibility in execution as under a community college.

The value education can be strengthened further and additional certificate be given to the students for the same.

Teachers may be provided some seed money and appropriate incentive for preparing proposals for minor/major research projects.

Access to computers, Internet facilities be extended to all the departments.

Career Guidance and Placement cell be started immediately and Counselling Cell be strengthened.

The extension services can be planned discipline specific and community and outreach oriented services may be strengthened.

The college has recently made several curricular/co-curricular initiatives which need to be sustained and stabilized.

The B.M. Ruia Girls' College catering to women students largely from middle and lower middle classes is credited with the mission of empowering women and also imbibing the virtues of value system true to the tradition of Indian Culture. The college would do well marching steadfast in this mission with a futuristic vision.

C. Thangamuthu, Chairman

T.L. Shantha, Member

D. Ramakotaiah, Member

Mrs. Purvi Shah
Principal

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