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Lala Lajpatrai College of Commerce and Economics (LLCC), Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, Haji Ali, Mahalaxmi
Mumbai (District Mumbai)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 400034

Lala Lajpatrai College of Commerce and Economics (LLCC), Mumbai Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Lala Lajpatrai College of Commerce and Economics (LLCC), Mumbai Maharashtra was established on / in 2002-03.

Principal of Lala Lajpatrai College of Commerce and Economics (LLCC), Mumbai Maharashtra is Dr Ms KR Alakananda.

Lala Lajpatrai College of Commerce and Economics (LLCC) 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.

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Contact Details of Lala Lajpatrai College of Commerce and Economics (LLCC), Mumbai Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-22-24925750, 24928240, 24928241, 24928242, 24912243, 24974707, 24925750

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Lala Lajpatrai College of Commerce and Economics (LLCC), Mumbai Maharashtra runs course(s) in Commerce, Business Management stream(s).
B.Com, B.M.S, B.M.M, Bachelor of Commerce in Banking and Insurance (B.B.I), Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance (B.A.F), B.Sc(IT), B.Sc(CS), M.Sc(IT), M.Sc(CS), M.Com

Approval details: Lala Lajpatrai College of Commerce and Economics (LLCC) is affiliated with University of Mumbai (UoM), Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Profile of Lala Lajpatrai College of Commerce and Economics (LLCC)

Lala Lajpat Rai was one of those outstanding personalities whose struggle to bring freedom to India is a permanent source of inspiration for years to come. Popularly called as the Lion of Punjab, he led a battle against the British Rule who had invaded the country and had established their never ending regime.Lajpat Rai was born on 28th Jan, 1865 at a village named Dhudike in Ferozpur District of Punjab.
His father, Munshi Radha Krishan was a great Scholar of Persian and Urdu. Lalajis mother, Gulab Devi, was a great source of inspiration. Lalaji was brought up in a family background that allowed freedom of having different faiths and beliefs.Since childhood he had a desire to serve his country and its people, and therefore took a pledge to free the country from the shackles of foreign rule.
His activities were multifarious. He was an ardent social reformer. He founded the Indian Home Rule League of America in October 1917, in New York and, a year later, he also set up, with himself as Director, the "Indian Information Bureau" in New York to serve as a Publicity Organisation for India. Lala Lajpat Rai returned to India on Feb.20, 1920 as a great hero.He plunged into Gandhis non-cooperation movement, which in Punjab, under Lajpat Rais leadership spread like a wildfire in the province, and he soon came to be known as 'The Lion of Punjab'. He travelled far and wide in India and his eloquence brought hundreds to the congress fold.

Lalaji injected new life in his countrymen. Lalajis pen and tongue were equally forceful. They swayed those they aimed to reach. He was a crusader, who knew no fear and championed every worthy cause with all the passion of his soul. He took great interest in Indias economic regeneration.His love for service was insatiable. He founded educational institutions. He befriended the suppressed classes. In the political field he was indispensable. He was fearless in the expression of his views.

Lala Lajpat Rais supreme sacrifice came when he led a procession in Lahore on Oct.30, 1928 to boycott the Simon Commission. The procession was sought to be broken up by the police and Lajpat Rai received lathi blows on his chest and he passed away on November 17, 1928.Lala Lajpat Rais death brought a close to a long career of his distinguished public service. Among the numerous tributes one came from Mahatma Gandhi. Writing in Young India, he aptly said, "Men like Lalaji cannot die so long as the sun shines in the Indian sky." Lajpat Rai left a rich legacy for his countrymen.

Management is a very dynamic science at its core and is always in a state of constant flux and transition. The new millennium has made the manager to face a barrage of challenges and in the process his abilities have been pushed to the very extreme. As such, at the confluence of two eras the managers capabilities and reserves have come under incredulous pressure, but the desire to achieve excellence has always seen him through these formidable phases.

At our institution, the journey to achieve this excellence starts from the focal entry point at the Institute and continues on a smooth transition; till we give the Industry a high quality product, which in our case is the breed of young dynamic. The Governing Board of the Lala Lajpat Rai Institute is the authority which runs Lala Lajpat Rai College of Commerce and Economics. The President of the Governing Board or his nominee has powers to take the decisions about financial, academic and administrative matters. The mission of the college is to educate and train students in the field of Commerce, Trade,Industry, Management and Information Technology and have collaboration with industry for equipping students with relevant skills and attitude.


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Section 1: Preface
The Lala Lajpat Rai College of Commerce and Economics, was founded by the Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Trust, in June 1972. It is a grant-in-aid college affiliated to the University of Mumbai. The Governing Body of the Trust runs the college within the framework of the State Government and the University Rules. The college is located in a central prime location of the city of Mumbai in a cool and salubrious surroundings, facing the Arabian Sea on the one side and, beautiful triangular garden on the other side of the institution. The college is a co-educational institution. It was recognized by the UGC under Sections 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act in June, 1974. The college was accredited by the NAAC in February, 2000.

The college runs seven programmes at under graduate level and three programmes at post-graduate level in the field of Commerce, Management and Information Technology. These programmes are: B.M.M., B.Com. B.B.I., B.A.F., B.M.S., B.Sc.(IT), B.Sc. (Computer Science), M.Com., M.Sc.(IT) and M.Sc. (Computer Science) . Excepting B.Com., all other programmes are under self-financing scheme. There are five add-on courses such as Taxation, Insurance, Travel and Tourism, Computer and E-Commerce, as an extension of B.Com. degree offered by the university. Most of the programmes were introduced during the last five years. The college follows annual and semester pattern of examination depending upon the type of programmes offered.

The college has a student strength of 2049 including 763 girls at U.G. level and 151 at P.G. level out of which 62 are girls. All the students are from the surrounding catchments and none is from outside the state or from foreign country. The college has a total teaching faculty of 23 members with 16 permanent, 3 temporary and 4 part-time teachers in aided section of the college. In unaided section, there are 12 faculty members for core subjects besides a number of visiting faculties. Teacher-students ratio is 1:43 in the aided section and 1:20 in unaided section. There are 38 members on the non-teaching staff including eight members belonging to SC category.

The college possesses 1.25 acre of land and the built-in area is 77137 sq.ft. It has 22 classrooms, central library, book bank, two computer laboratories, auditorium, seminar room, conference hall, health center, gymnasium, women's rest rooms, canteen, students' center, placement cell, students counseling center, grievance redressal cell, co-operative store, alumni association, and two NSS units, to run its academic programmes and other allied and related activities.

The annual budget of the college in the year 2006-07 was to the order of Rs.1,67,84,155/-. The unit cost of education at this institution as estimated is Rs.11679/- including salary and Rs.3506/- excluding salary component. The college also received UGC grant of Rs.11.10 lakhs for vocational courses under Xth Plan.

The vision and mission statement of the college as stated is 'To provide training to students so as to enhance their knowledge on latest development in the field of Commerce, Trade, Industry, Management and I.T. sector and have a closer nexus with industry so as to orient them towards practical aspects of business and trade.'

The other goals and objectives of the college are:

To provide for training in courses leading to Degree in Commerce and related subjects.

To provide training to students to meet the challenges of the emerging global demands.

To provide value based education and training and take an active interest in the civil, social and moral welfare of the community.

To make overall development of the students as an integral part of the college education.

To carry out research into matter concerning the use of managers and allied techniques / methods conducive to productivity.

The college volunteered to be assessed for Re-Accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and submitted its preliminary Self-Study Report as per guidelines of NAAC in February 2006. A peer team was constituted by the council to visit the college and validate the SSR. The Peer Team consisting Prof. L.N. Dahiya, former Pro-Vice-Chancellor, M.D. University, Rohtak, as Chairman, Prof. Ashok Aima, Professor of Management Studies, University of Jammu, J & K, as Member Convenor and Dr. P.A. Bhat, former Principal, Dr. A.V. Baliga College, Kumata, Karnataka as Member, visited the institution for three days during 26th - 28th, March, 2007. Mr. Uday Sathaye, Chartered Accountant, Mumbai joined the Peer Team as an Observer for the first two days and also preliminary meeting on 25th March, 2007. Shri Ganesh Hegde, Assistant Advisor, NAAC, Bangalore, acted as coordinating officer for the visit.

The Peer Team carefully perused and analysed the SSR suibmitted by the institution. During institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the teaching departments and the support services, and interacted, at length, with the various constituent of the college such as Principal, Vice-Principal, Members of IQAC, Staff, Management, Non-teaching staff, Students, Alumni and Parents. The team also interacted with the Director, Board of College and University Department, University of Mumbai and the Joint Director, Higher Education, Mumbai, Government of Maharashtra who visited the college on the first day of the team's visit. The team also evaluated co-curricular, teaching-learning, research and extension activities of the college and validated the relevant available information, records and documents. Based on the above exercise, and keeping in view the seven criteria identified by NAAC and the guidelines for re-accreditation, the peer team has taken the value judgement and assessed the quality parameters. The assessment of the institute under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are presented in the report as follows:

Section 2 - Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The college is affiliated to the University of Mumbai and it follows syllabi prescribed by it. The courses adopted by the college are in conformity with the goals and objectives of the institution. The main focus of the institution after the first accreditation was adding new courses to the existing programmes.

The admission to different courses in the college is made on the guidelines of the affiliating university. In some of the professional courses, admissions are made on the basis of entrance test, while in other, it is on the basis of academic merit of the last qualifying examination. The college, at present, is offering seven courses at UG level and three courses at PG level. These academic programmes are: B.Com, BMS, B.Sc (IT), B.Sc (Comp.Sc), BBI, BFA, BMM at UG level and M.Com and M.Sc-(IT), M.Sc. (Computer Science) at PG level. The students have the flexibility in choosing different combinations of courses at UG and PG level, which have greater employment potential in the emerging job market scenario.

The college has internal mechanism for assessing students' knowledge and skills, in several courses. The changes in the course curriculum is not decided by the college as it has to be done at the university level for all the affiliated colleges. The college has evolved an institutional mechanism to monitor the quality of different academic programmes through its various administrative/advisory committees. These committees design/recommend the desired improvements in the academic programmes. Two faculty members who had been on the Board of Studies in Accountancy have contributed to curriculum development of various courses. It is appreciable that the students who come from science stream are given special coaching in Accountancy at first year level. Similarly, students who do not offer Mathematics at junior level are given extra coaching in spoken and written English.

It is advisable to examine the course contents in different under graduate programmes being offered by the college to find out whether skill components could be added to the existing curricula by the institution. This is warranted on account of challenges emerging in the job market and as such the curricula needs to be modeled on such parameters which have tremendous employment opportunities at the local, national and as well as at international level. The college may also focus on some job oriented courses such as Agriculture Bio-Technology, Information Technology, Microbiology and Business Administration so as to be in tune with the mission and objectives of college. Similarly, it should also explore the possibility to introduce other such vocational courses, which have high job potential like diploma in Fashion Designing, Multimedia and Web Designing, Interior Designing, Textile Designing, Fine Arts, Fancy Arts. These courses would especially help the women students whose number is, overwhelming, large in the college, to have better self-employment opportunities. Networking with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India may be established for the commerce graduates to seek career pursuits as Chartered Accountants.

Criterion II : Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
Admission to various courses is made on the basis of norms of the affiliating university and the government of Maharashtra. The institute provides facilities of several add-on vocational courses along with the main Degree. Students are admitted to add-on vocational courses based on their skill and aptitude. Although merit is the main consideration in admission, the in house students of the junior college run by the same trust on the same campus are given admission on preferential basis and the merit criteria is followed for students for FY B.Com. admission. Though the merit is the base for admission, reservation to reserve category in non minority quota up to 50 per cent is given to the students of the junior college. There, women students get 30 per cent and physically handicapped five per cent reservation. Economically weaker sections are also given priority while giving admissions. Outstanding sports persons and athletes also have small reservation. They are also given attendance concession and even sometimes internal examinations are rescheduled for them.

For B.Sc. (Computer Science) BBI, BFA and BMM courses who so ever apply get admissions. For B.Com., percentage of admissions to forms issued is 44 per cent and for B.M.S. it is 32 per cent. The institution provides bridge courses to disadvantaged students. Students of Science streams are given coaching in accountancy. Students joining first year not having studied mathematics at junior level are given extra tutorial classes in mathematics. Students who are weak in English language are given instructions in spoken and written English. Students who have no adequate exposure to computer are given computer literacy programme. Advanced learners are encouraged to make use of library and computers with internet facility. They also are encouraged to teach slow learners which is a unique feature of this college.

The college functions for 240 days and 180 are teaching days. Average workload of teachers is of 22 contact hours per week and 6 hours for administrative assignments. The institution does not have academic calendar stating the schedule of academic and extra curricular activities of the college. However based on the syllabi of the university and its guidelines, teachers adjust their teaching plan. Regular tutorials and practicals are conducted wherever required. Apart from class room teaching, seminars, workshops, assignments, projects in vocational and professional subjects, tutorials, industry visits, use of OHP, slide projector and LCD are also made available to motivate the students. To make teaching more effective public address system is installed in each class room.

The institute provides professional counselors for academic and personal guidance. The class teachers monitor the academic performance of the students in coordination with subject teachers. Class teachers conduct internal assessment and parents are informed about the progress of their wards.

The college has 16 full-time and four part-time and three temporary teaching staff (women 9 and 14 men) in aided section. In unaided section, services of professionals from various sectors is secured. For core subjects there are 12 faculty members. Faculty members are appointed as per norms and directives of the university and the government of Maharashtra. Substitute teachers in an emergency are appointed by the local committee comprising of the Principal, Head of the department and one member of the management.

Out of 23 teachers, three posses Ph.D, four M.Phil and six teachers have completed NET/SET. About one third of teachers have served as resource persons in workshop/seminars/ conferences during last five years. Ratio of teacher to students in aided section 1:43 whereas it is 1:20 in unaided section. Several faculty members have attended refresher and oriented courses. Similarly, teachers also participate in seminars and workshops and several of them have also presented papers. All faculty members are computer savvy.

Self appraisal of teachers and students' evaluation of teachers is in practice. Principal with the help of the Head of the Departments evaluates teachers appraisal and results are communicated to concerned faculty. The students feed back is very essential for the college management especially during formative years of a teacher. However there is no provision for an expert assessment of the faculty performance in teaching and research. Academic audit is in practice. Departmental meetings are conducted every month and decision regarding completion of syllabi, conducting tutorials, practicals and internal tests are taken. The management constantly monitors departmental activities.

After the first accreditation the institute has introduced number of innovations in its teaching-learning process. Library has been enriched with ECDs. Regular class tests for students, use of OHP, slide projectors, LCD in teaching, computer literacy to teachers and students, special coaching and spoken and written English are some of these important activities. Institution conducts monthly tests, terminal examinations and preliminary examination to motivate students to excel. For UG courses, pattern of examination is annual and for add-on and vocational courses, semester system with 40 per cent internal assessment is followed.

Evaluation methods are communicated to the students through college prospectus. The method of evaluation is central. The concerned faculty members conduct internal assessment. There is satisfactory redressel mechanism regarding evaluation. After the first accreditation, the institution has introduced computerisation of examination system. The college does not have at present tutor-ward system for students. However, there is separate Grievance Redressel Cell which takes care of students grievances. This cell responds to the suggestions, complaints and grievances of the students with reference to teaching-learning process and other support facilities.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college does not have very sound research programme. The total faculty strength at present is 23 out of which 3 teachers hold Ph.D. degrees and only one teacher has M.Phil. The faculty of the college has not attended any academic or faculty development programmes other than 10 refresher and 6 orientation courses about which year-wise break up is not furnished. There is no significant evidence of research publications or major / minor research project or consultancy being given by the teachers of the college. Similarly, there is no teacher with any significant / outstanding academic achievement or recognition in the college. One book of a faculty has been published, as well as one of the faculty member is the chief editor of weekly magazine. The college has recently set-up university approved research centre which provides fellowship to its faculty for enriching the research initiatives.

There is no evidence about faculty members rendering any consultancy services either to other educational institutions or business or industry. The college has not publicized its expertise available for consultancy services. The NSS units of the college are actively involved in various extension activities like blood donation, health and hygiene, Aids awareness, Tsunami Relief fund, Anti-dowery movement, Consumer survey, VAT survey, meditation and yoga session and others. The institution thus serves the community through these extension activities and contribute to the core values among students. The college has, from time to time organised six co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and four extension programmes with the help of NSS volunteers. At present college has 150 NSS volunteers comprising 110 males and 40 females.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The campus area of the college is 1.25 acres of land. The institute has an eight storied well constructed building with 77137 sq.ft. built-in area. The physical infrastructure has undergone drastic changes over post accreditation period. The college has added number of new class rooms, a seminar hall, a conference hall, computer labs, visitors room, cabins to Heads, Vice Principal, coordinators and independent office for unaided courses, gymnasium, health center etc. For the smooth and easy movement of staff and students, there are two lifts in the building.

Class rooms are provided with adequate furniture and are equipped with video projectors and audio visual equipments along with public address system. Some rooms, conference hall, seminar room and two computer laboratories are fitted with air conditioners for the smooth conduct of classes, workshops / seminars / conferences. The fully centrally air- conditioned auditorium on ground floor with seating capacity of 650 people is quite impressive. Besides, there is gymnasium with all modern gadgets. For boxing players, boxing ring is also created for practice.

The students' co-operative store provides stationery at concessional rates to the staff and students. Books for library are purchased through this store. The college has unique Health Center where doctors conduct routine check up along with pathological investigations. Service of counselor is also provided to the staff and the students free of cost. Separate wash facilities for female students and ladies staff is also available.

The institution has made all-round efforts during last five years to augment infrastructure to keep pace with academic growth of the institution. During last five years the institution has spent Rs.1,98,96,210/- on infrastructural development. The institution makes budget provision for maintenance and the budget is appropriately used. Separate staff is appointed for maintenance and repair. The infrastructure is optimally used by planning the time schedule of various courses. The college has a building maintenance committee, which monitors and plans space requirement on periodic basis.

The college library has 35,539 volumes of books, 70 periodicals, 53 journals (6 foreign journals) and 17 others magazines. The college has 594 back volume journals. Library functions for 11 hours on all working days between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays and holidays for 7 hours. Library is fully computerised and internet facility is made available to all. The library has 150 CDs / DVDs and three Database support for its e-learning initiatives. College library has been further augmented by 54 sets of competitive examinations and 3264 books in Book Bank. The college has library advisory committee to provide general direction, control, supervision and guidance over the affairs of the library. Seating capacity in the library is of 120 students. Internet facility with 8 computers is available for students and staff free of cost. Internet access to students is given in slots of 20 - 30 minutes a day on "first come first serve" basis. During the last 5 years institute has spent Rs. 10,00,729/- on books and Rs. 3,44,914/- on journals. Librarian has developed library web site to access sufficient information about the library. Library has Web Resources Center. The activities of the library like lending stock verification etc. are entirely automated based on SOUL software application.

There are two computer labs with 109 computer systems to facilitate the learning of the computer skills of the students for which the college has provided a sum of Rs.15 lakhs during the last year. These remain open from 7 am. to 5 pm. All the computers and its accessories are maintained by independent agency on the basis of comprehensive Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC). One staff has developed software for office automation, examination results, attendance history and salary calculation.

The health care facilities are provided through separate Health Care Center. The institute also provides canteen facility on the ground floor with seating capacity for about 100 students. There is separate placement cell which invites companies for campus interview and recruitment of students. The institute has limited physical infrastructure facility for sports and physical education. The institute has taken all initiatives to improve the infrastructure and learning resources after last assessment to meet the academic and infrastructure needs of students.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The college has a total students strength of 2049 including 763 girls. The college admits students to the various academic courses on the basis of academic merit and entrance test. The college publishes its prospectus at the beginning of each academic session, which contains admission information as well as other related vital information regarding fee structure, financial aid schemes and also the rules and regulations regarding the college discipline, academic calendar, rules about the curricula, library and sports activities, rules and regulations pertaining house tests and University Examinations, evaluation methods, internal assessment etc. The information about the college is also available on website.

The drop out rate in the college is 4 per cent which is minimal. The pass percentage of the students at UG level has varied from 73.6 per cent in 2002 to 85 per cent in 2006. The pass percentage at PG level has varied from 90 percent in 2004 to 84.44 percent in 2006.The overall pass percentage both at UG and PG level appears to be fluctuating in terms of consistent academic performance. Ten students have been given free-ships for an amount of Rs.15,000/- during previous year by the Alumni Association. The college also obtains students feed back on their experience on the campus. Similarly, all SC / ST students gets freeship as per the policy of the government of Maharashtra.

Other support services that the college, at present, has include Counseling cum placement cell. Grievance Redresell cell, and an Alumni association. Counseling to students is done by the teachers and the counselor. Special care is taken of the needs of girl students. The class teachers identify students who need special counseling and their cases are referred to professional counselor. The institute has a placement cell also headed by a full time counselor.

The college has strong Alumni Association which takes keen interest in college activities. The Association has been able to mobilize resources for the college. For the benefit of the college and the students this Association can be further strengthened. Some of the Alumni hold coveted positions in diverse fields such as stock brokers, solicitors, TV and film stars, film producers, singers, music directors, sports person, Registrars and also Vice-chancellor.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The college has a well-defined management structure which functions under the over-all supervision of the Principal of the institution. The Principal is academic and administrative head of the college. To ensure efficient functioning of the college the Principal monitors day-to-day functioning. The college Principal constitutes various committees for preparing the academic calendar. The coordination and monitoring mechanism is controlled by a large number of committees of teachers, which look after various functions of the college administration. The college has a mission statement and goals reflecting quality and the college on the basis of stated goals has made sincere efforts to translate quality to its various administrative and academic units. The non-teaching staff works under the direct supervision of the Principal and college has been able to discharge its duties effectively. Besides, all the departmental heads are delegated certain academic and administrative powers. Periodic meetings of the Principal with the HODs are convened to take stock of the situation. The efficiency of the non-teaching staff is also assessed at regular intervals. Most of the non-teaching staff is trained in computer use. The Principal directly deals with the Redresses of Grievances of the teaching and non-teaching employees. The college has constituted a purchase committee for making purchase of its major items. The students have easy access to the teachers and the Principal for the redressal of their day-to-day problems.

Total budget of the college for the year 2005-06 was Rs.26965221, of which 45.31 per cent was raised through self-financing courses. In 2004-05, 41.22 per cent of the budget was spent on the salary of teaching faculty and 30.83 per cent on the salary of non-teaching staff. The budgetary outlays for academic developmental initiatives need to be enhanced substantially. Similarly, the allocations for faculty development, research and trainings, seminars need to be increased to raise the intellectual capital of the college. The accounts of the college are well maintained and are audited regularly by the internal and external auditors. There have been no changes of the college fee for the last three years. The college at present has the P.F. loan facility. Medical facilities are also available for its teaching and non-teaching staff. Keeping pace with the technological applications, college has made use of ITC support systems for maintenance of the office records, students' and examination record.

The institution has perspective plan for its development. Such plan for the next year is already formulated and work on its implementation is on. The perspective plan for the next year consists of starting PG courses in the evening, coaching class for competitive examinations, CCNA, MCSE to promote research, to add computer terminals, to arrange equipments for BMM course and increase the contents of database to develop strong network.

Criteria VII: Healthy Practices
The Peer Team has identified a few unique features which enhance the academic ambience of the institution. They are as follows:

A well built-in system ensuring internal quality checks in all administrative and academic activities.

The college is in the process of arranging MOUs with the university of Westminster, London.

Value education is imparted. It is integrated in the curriculum of several existing courses.

The department of Commerce conducted a workshop on 'Writing Skills' for examinations in 2005.

Almost every course provides computer knowledge as a part of curriculum. Internet facility is made available free of cost to all the students. The entire staff is computer savvy.

Civil responsibilities are inculcated among the students through NSS activities and the institution has a role to bring in 'Community Orientation' in its activities. Students undertake projects with NGOs.

Advanced students help the weaker students in their studies.

The college has moved ahead to achieve its specific goals and objectives. The institution has launched a number of innovative new courses in the emerging areas during the last five years. These courses emphasis on practical training and self-study.

Alumni Association, provides financial assistance to needy and meritorious students and also helps in placement of students.

The college updates its prospectus every year and publish the detailed information such as courses, admission procedure, fees etc.

Disadvantaged students and slow learners are given special coaching in Accountancy, English, Mathematics etc. to adjust with other students. Similarly, the students of vernacular medium are given coaching in spoken English.

Students passing regular degree course have the opportunity to take up the add-on courses.

There is adequate representation of women among the teaching staff.

'Students teach Students' is innovative and healthy practice.

Drop out rate is minimal at 2.48 per cent.

Evaluation procedure is transparent. Students if not satisfied with evaluation, can demand Xerox copy of the answer book to their entire satisfaction.

Students visit slums in the neighbourhood to create awareness about health care. Students of BMM have made several documentaries for NGOs and National Association of Blinds.
College's Co-operative Store is fully managed by the students and is a training ground for the students in sales management.

Students donated 117 and 93 units of blood in 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 respectively.

Students and staff are well behaved and disciplined.

Cordial atmosphere exists in the college, which reflects collective synergy and spirit of teamwork.

The Best Library User Award was instituted to motivate the students in the use of library resources and to develop reading habits.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The Peer Team, after having gone through the SSR submitted by the college and after having visited the college for three days, is of the opinion that the college has made steady progress in translating its mission and goals into practice after the first accreditation in February, 2000. The college has striven hard to integrate Core Values in its functioning. These initiatives have been sustained during the accredited period. There are a number of such initiatives which the peer team would like to commend and also the suggestions for further excellence and quality enhancement of the institution.

Following the suggestions of the first assessment report, the college has introduced several innovative and self-financing courses at degree and post graduation level providing more access to higher education responding to the goal of national development in the changing context, during the last five years. The programmes of the institution are consistent with its goals and objectives and have contemporary relevance.

The curriculum of new courses provides wide option and more weightage to practical training, self-study and industry interaction bridging the gap between world of work and world of learning.

The institution has moved fast in the introduction of Computer Course and use of modern tools of teaching pedagogy. Computer education now is an integral part of the new courses in the college.

The college has added two computer laboratories with a total of 109 advanced computers.
Every student, at some stage of his/her studies, has to learn computers. Those who do not have any facility for using computers in their curriculum are given free computer training by the college. The college has built on the computer technology to enrich the learning method to students.

The college has moved towards electronic data management system and electronic resources. Institution has its own website to provide relevant information to stakeholders. This has enabled the institution for its effective functioning. Office automation is complete.

Institution has been able through its courses and other means to inculcate desirable value system in students.

The infrastructure of the college has improved significantly since the previous accreditation. It has kept pace with the academic growth of the institution. The college has added number of classrooms, conference room, seminar room etc. The infrastructure is utilized in an optimal manner. Total stock and infrastructure is verified annually.

Library is well equipped with adequate number of books, journals and other reading material. It is fully computerized. The library collection is growing every year. Library has been provided internet connectivity through LAN. Faxing - digital faxing facility and Modi photocopier and scanner and laser jet 1010 printers are available.

Placement is accorded top priority. The placement cell invites companies for placements and almost students got placement during last two years.

The IQAC established by the institution after the first accreditation has identified various processes that have developed capabilities and institutional quality under several criteria. The institution has taken steps to overcome the deficiencies mentioned in the first assessment report and also built on the strength noted in the report.

The institution has a transparent admission process and the student assessment procedures and systems are reliable and valid.

The institution has an effective mechanism to recruit qualified and adequate faculty.

The institution is responsive to community needs and conduct relevant extension programmes for them.

The finances of the institution are properly allocated and effectively utilized as per the account principles.

The institution is geared to promote an ambience of creativity and innovation.

The institution adopts quality management strategies in all its academic and administrative aspects.

Perspective plans for further progress are in place.

A student exchange programme with a foreign university of Westminter, London, that will go a long way in building a global network, is under process.

The institution provides extra coaching in Accountancy, Mathematics and English. The Departments of Accounting and BMM have achieved the stage of excellency.

The college has recently introduced Bar Coding System for the conduct and evaluation of in-house examination.

Keeping in view the progress made by the college after the first accreditation and the future plan of the institution, the Peer Team would suggest to the institution to consider the following:

Gender related sensitization programme or courses may be initiated in the college.

Library may have an archives section in the area of its studies.

Evaluation of courses need to be done by peers / business.

The college may provide the facilities of a language laboratory to sharpen the communication skill of the students.

The college should regularly organize seminars, workshops, conferences for the benefit of the faculty and the students.

Courses of studies need to be given in modular form by the university.

Teachers may send proposals to minor research projects to the UGC, AICTE etc. for funding. Teachers need to be encouraged to attend and participate in conferences, seminars and workshops. These research efforts would provide strong base for teaching in the college. More and more teachers be enrolled for Faculty Development Programmes.

Women Study Center, may be thought of with UGC assistance.

At least one NCC unit may be raised in the college.

Students feedback of their campus experiences and teaching-learning experience, in a more detailed manner, as suggested by NAAC may be obtained for better academic planning, accountability and progression of the students.

Experts from university and other professional bodies be invited for extension lectures for interaction and updation of knowledge.

Further efforts need to be initiated to forge linkages with industry, business, GOs and NGOs, for teaching, research training and extension activities for mutual benefits.

Extra efforts are required to strengthen NSS, sports and cultural activities of the college.

The college needs to have regular interaction and consultation with the local community so as to focus on the felt needs of the civil society.

It would be worthwhile if the affiliating university conducts academic audit of the college at proper intervals.

The mission, vision and objectives of the college should be enshrined in the prospectus and constitution of the college.

Grievance redressal cell has to be more activated with the presentation of all the constituents of the college.

The college may take necessary steps for soliciting the opinion and consultation of Alumni Association to seek quality improvement in the existing teaching learning process.

Laboratories for Commerce and Management may be set up to gain practical knowledge.

The college may appoint qualified and competent person to supervise Sports activities of the students.

Competent faculty may be encouraged to do counseling to enhance extension activities and the college would do well to publicize the expertise of the teachers.

Plan to start evening courses like port-graduate diplomas, coaching for competitive exams, courses like CCNA and HCSE etc. may be launched as evening courses.

B.Com. students are required to give extra practical knowledge to meet the requirement of business and industrial world.

The college may maintain proper record of its outgoing students who qualify n various competitive examinations and win laurels in other fields.

The Peer Team appreciates the efforts made by the Principal, governing body, state government for the growth of the college. The team thanks the Principal, members of the governing body, staff members, members of the steering commit, alumni, parents for their cooperation, assistance and interaction during the visit. It is hoped that the college will stand benefited from the Peer Team Visit and will attain progressive transformation to achieve its mission and goals. The Peer Team wishes the college a bright future and acceleration in its quality enhancement programmes.

Prof. L.N. Dahiya (Chairman)

Prof. Ashok Aima (Member Convenor)

Dr. P.A. Bhat (Member)

Dr. K.R. Alakananda

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