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Shri MD Shah Mahila College of Arts and Commerce (MDSMC) Malad, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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B.J. Patel Road, Near Liberty Garden,
Bhulabhai Patel Road, Malad (W)
Mumbai (District Mumbai)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 400064


Shri MD Shah Mahila College of Arts and Commerce (MDSMC) Malad, Mumbai Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: NAAC A Grade. Shri MD Shah Mahila College of Arts and Commerce (MDSMC) Malad, Mumbai Maharashtra is also known as MDSMC Mulad Mumbai. Shri MD Shah Mahila College of Arts and Commerce (MDSMC) Malad, Mumbai Maharashtra is managed by Society: Janseva Samiti. Shri MD Shah Mahila College of Arts and Commerce (MDSMC) Malad, Mumbai Maharashtra was established on / in 1968.


Principal of Shri MD Shah Mahila College of Arts and Commerce (MDSMC) Malad, Mumbai Maharashtra is Dr. Deepa Sharma (Mobile 9820495951).

Shri MD Shah Mahila College of Arts and Commerce (MDSMC) Malad 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 Shri MD Shah Mahila College of Arts and Commerce (MDSMC) Malad, Mumbai Maharashtra is 022-28831622.

Contact Person(s) of the Shri MD Shah Mahila College of Arts and Commerce (MDSMC) Malad, Mumbai Maharashtra is (are): Dr. Mitalee Shome (Vice Principal).

email ID(s) is Shri MD Shah Mahila College of Arts and Commerce (MDSMC) Malad Mumbai Maharashtra

Website of Shri MD Shah Mahila College of Arts and Commerce (MDSMC) Malad, Mumbai Maharashtra is http://www.mdshahmahilacollege.ac.in/.


Contact Details of Shri MD Shah Mahila College of Arts and Commerce (MDSMC) Malad, Mumbai Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-22-28824860, 28831622



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Shri MD Shah Mahila College of Arts and Commerce (MDSMC) Malad, Mumbai Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Computer Applications, Fashion/Textile/Accessories Designing, Interior Designing, Business Management stream(s).
B.A.
B.Com.
B.M.S.
M.Com
M.A. (Hindi , Economics)
B.C.A.
B.M.M.

Approval details: Shri MD Shah Mahila College of Arts and Commerce (MDSMC) Malad is affiliated with SNDT Women University, Mumbai (Bombay)

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Shri M. D. Shah Mahila College, Established in 1968, is an evolving institute offering womens education to the largest number of girl students in the western suburbs of Mumbai. The college is affiliated to SNDT Womens University and patronized by the Janseva Samiti. The College is conveniently located at Malad(west), on B.J. Patel Road which is at a walkable distance from the closest station Malad on the Western Railways. It offer graduating facilities in Arts and commerce with various discipline components. Besides, it also run several professional courses like Bachelor of Management studies (BMS); Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) and Certificate Courses in Interior Designing, Fashion Designing, etc.

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INTRODUCTION
Shri M D Shah Mahila College was established in June 1968. It comes under Grant-in-aid code. It had been affiliated to Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersay Women's University in 1972. It has been recognized under UGC provision of 2f and 12B. The institution has been recognized as a minority college since 1993. It is situated in the Western suburb of Mumbai between Andheri and Borivali in an area of 1.41 acre land - the limitation factor of space / land being a common feature of Mumbai. The college conducts courses in Arts viz. Gujarathi, Hindi, History, English, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Marathi, Child Care and Music are the departments of studies in Arts. The Commerce department comes under the provision of general with two medias i.e. English and Gujarathi and vocational streams taught through the medium of English . The foundation course - History as heritage, Current concerns, and woman in changing India. Enrichment courses such as Astrology, Sanskrit, Craft, Personality Grooming and Yoga are also conducted by the College. English is a compulsory subject for both Arts and Commerce . The faculty consists of 46 permanent members under UGC scale and 14 temporary teachers as per the guidelines and norms prescribed by the University. Eight teachers possess Ph.Ds., 11 M.Phils, 4 CAs and 24 Post graduate degrees. Fourteen teachers are on temporary basis and they are with PG Qualifications. There are 24 non teaching staff members which includes 17 computer operators.

The institution is a women's College with a current strength of 3145 students on rolls. They also study any one of the enrichment courses prescribed in the syllabus During the last 2 years 51.0%, 57.07% have passed their degree in Commerce. The corresponding figures in Arts are 78.04% and 65.06%. The unit cost of education is Rs.4490. Annual system of examination is followed. The College has support services like central library, computer center, health care, sports facility, welfare scheme, Grievance Redressal cell and parking shed. The College has linkages with University departments, Government Bodies, Non Governmental Organizations and an International Body Anarde Foundation. The College aims imparting valued based education to enlighten the cultural heritage, confidence and courage in developing holistic personality.

Students are given practical training in the form of extension activities. As this is an aided minority institution government grants under UGC are available. A total grant of Rs.33.06 lakhs had been obtained from UGC, during the past 6 years.
i) 7 Minor Research Project Rs.2.04 lakhs
ii) Seminars and Conferences Rs.1.92 lakhs
iii) Sanskrit course Rs.1.00 lakh
iv) Development grant Rs.12.00 lakhs.
v) Vocational course Rs.7.00 lakhs
vi) COHISSIP Rs.1.00 lakh
vii) For Child care Rs.7.10 lakhs

The College has generated about Rs.14.36 lakhs for their other need based programmes apart from the government grants and tution fees.

CRITERION-WISE EVALUATION
I Curricular Aspects:-
The institution aims at empowerment of women by providing and structurising their academic programmes in their course contents. Their several activities concentrate on value based education. As the college is affiliated to SNDT, the university curriculum and syllabi are followed. There exist 8 subject options for Arts students while Commerce students are either under general or vocational stream. Vocational students study Sales Promotion and Marketing and Office Management whereas the general students study the usual subjects. Arts students have the option to study in Marathi, Hindi, English and Gujarathi mediums. The ancillary options are Gujarathi, Economics, Marathi, Child care and history. English is compulsory paper along with 2 papers of foundation course in the First
year and one paper in the second year. As the college comes under University and Government rules, all students do not have their choice of subjects. Government has stipulated a minimum strength of 15 students for each programme.

English is a compulsory paper. It is taught at the lower level for vernacular medium and higher level for students who opt for English medium. Remedial English is a special feature of the College supported by the UGC grants under this scheme. Students who are poor in English get special coaching. Students belonging to the Child Care get jobs in nurseries while students passing out in Sociology get jobs in Community development schemes. Vocational subjects are career oriented.

Some of the members of the faculty from this College are in Boards of Studies and hence contribute for syllabi formation according to the need of the hour. College has linkages with American Spring, Patel Extrusion, Bank of India, LIC, Tulect Co. It collaborates with (1). B.M.C 'P' ward (2). Institution for handicapped children (3). Prayatna-NGO (4). Anubhav-NGO (5). Sarodaya Mandal (6). KEM Hospital (7). Swadhar- a trust and (8). Lekhini a Women Writer's Forum (9) Akshara (10) Young Buzz (11) Gram Mangal The foundation courses History as Heritage and Current Concern are modular in structure. A chance is given to know the cultural heritage of Indians at different parts, their food, dances, architecture, costume and music through workshop and Unity in Diversity Programme. Special workshops on legal literacy, Women and Politics, Dynamics of marriage, Aids Awareness, Entrepreneurship and self-employment help students to know current issues of the society. Learning is measured through tests and teaching by feedback from students. An orientation seminar on 'Women in Changing India' was organized by this Institution for all teachers affiliated to the University.

II. Teaching Learning and Evaluation:
The college has 212 teaching days. Sixty three days are used for correction of papers, preparation of results, planning the progrmme and issues relating and Faculty Development Programmes. Thirty two faculty members have attended orientation course and 28 have attended refresher courses. Teachers are appointed according to UGC norms. Vacancies are advertised and selections are made by officially constituted committee. Eight teachers have Ph.Ds and ten have M.Phils.

Out of 13 heads of departments nine Professors are on Board of Studies and two members of the faculty are in the Senate.

The students belonging to the Commerce main stream have all papers in their discipline as compulsory. Those students who join Arts subjects have to undergo an orientation course. Remedial courses are offered to students from reserved category on the basis of the UGC grant and they are also helped in improving their language skill.

Most of the teachers averaging 95% are full time faculty members. The ratio of students to teachers is very high especially in subjects such as Economics, English, Marathi, Hindi and Child Care. Teachers in each department prepare a teaching plan for an academic year and the progress is monitored by the Head of the concerned department. Quality Evaluation Center has been formed by Select members of the faculty. Students evaluate I) Quality of teaching ii) Student-Teacher relationship and iii) Overall impression. In addition teachers appraise themselves through feedback. Principal and HOD make remarks. Three teachers have received teaching awards during the last 2 years. During the last five years, workshops on Communication skill ii) Yoga iii) Gender sensitization and iv) Personality Development have been conducted. A seminar on 'Availability of UGC resources for major / minor projects' had been organized. Seven mini projects funded by UGC have been worked. Each department has an association. These associations organize Quiz, Debate, Elocution, Extempore Speech, One Act Plays, Inter Collegiate Competitions, Journals and Community work..

In each paper 30 marks are awarded by the teacher. Two tests are conducted one in the first term and the other in the second term. They carry 30 marks each. The third test is left to discretion of the teacher concerned. Based on projects, presentation, group discussions and chart making 30 marks are awarded. The best two out of the three tests are considered for the award of 30 marks. University examinations are conducted for 70 marks towards their final results.

The College is not based on semester system. The adhoc teachers and temporary teachers have their salary scales lower than the other faculty members although the works shared by the temporary teachers is approximately the same.

III. Research, Consultancy and Extension:
This is an undergraduate college offering arts and commerce. Out of 46, five teachers are doing Ph.D and one is doing M.Phil. There are 3 minor research projects funded by UGC. The college has COHSSIP Scheme also.
Extension Activities include i) Awareness Programmes on Social environment issues for community ii) Health camps iii) Enlightenment to life style of villages and tribal areas.

Consultancy services could be evolved in the near future. It is a pity that Post graduate studies have not been permitted by the University, despite the Colleges' existence for the last 34 years.

IV Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Infrastructure facilities such as class rooms, Conference Hall, OHP, Computer Facilities, Physical education are available in the College. Discipline Component options and options of mediums are provided with.

Computerized library with 28918 books, 47 journals, 251 Audio, 143 Video cassettes, CD Rom internet, Book Bank with 4500 books and inter library loan facilities have been operating.

Computer center with 25 computers and 7 printers teaches web designing. Oracle and Multimedia are also available.

Following facilities are also available:
Academic Planning Centre
Nature Club
Socio Cultural Activities Cell
One unit of NCC with 33 cadets operates.
Facilities exists for 7 indoor and 4 outdoor games.
Students grievance redressal cell exists.
Health checkup camps, regular medical checkup and talks on health aspects are organized. Optimal use of infrastructure by running Junior College in shifts in the same building could be disturbing factor as the most of the work by the Institution has to be completed in shifts. Students feel that play ground facilities could be expanded in terms of outdoor games as the space available is rather limited.

V. Students Support and Progression
The College is disseminating information regarding the facilities available to the students through updated prospectus published every year. The objective of the Institution - to cater to the academic needs of middle and lower income groups, with an emphasis on higher education for women is well addressed to. Besides regular academic programmes, the college is also offering a few job oriented training programmes. Arranging campus interviews have enhanced the job opportunities of the students. It is learnt that quite a large number of students get their admission to P.G. courses both in Arts and Commerce in the Universities, Academic, family and professional counseling facility, organization of workshops, competitions, awareness regarding self employment and career guidance have indeed helped some students in accepting challenging jobs.

Consistent support, encouragement and motivation have not only helped the students in developing confidence, but also have groomed their overall personality especially needed by the first generation learners and those from traditional families. This is evident from the feedback given by alumni.

Though scholarship and prizes have been instituted by the management, there is a need to enhance the availability of the same through donations and mobilization of additional resources since many students belong to low income group. There is a need for introduction of new courses (including courses in computers and management) and incorporate new techniques in teaching methods. Providing common room, safe continuous drinking water, and good playground needs to be taken up on priority, Financial resources can be tapped from UGC and HRD to provide hostel facilities to students and extend other infrastructure facilities. There is a need to improve the academic performance of students in the university examinations.

VI Organization and Management
The Management is highly committed to the cause of women's education, specifically to economically weaker and socially orthodox group. All the infrastructure facilities including land, buildings, furniture and computer centre have been created from the resources and funds that have been made available for
further substinance and development. A plan to construct a polytechnic is very much in its mind so that more number of girls will get technical education.

Regular meetings between college staff, Principal and management have been taking place with a view to sort out the problems of the College. The Management maintains a transparent profile and receptive to the suggestions made by the College teachers.

However, the Management does not present any concrete plan for growth and development of this College. The Management could also evolve a structure which will lead to the involvement of this institution to different sectors.

VII Healthy Practices
Existence of healthy practices reflects the image of an institution, commitment of the teachers and involvement of students and cooperation from the management and community at large, Notable healthy practices of the institution are as follow:

There exists a Quality Evaluation Centre to maintain and monitor internal quality of the teacher and taught.

There have been compulsory project work and skill developoment programmes for the students.

They offer courses to students who are not good in English language.

There exists a student exchange programme. They also have emphasis on value based education, enrichment courses, enhancement of civic responsibilities; info - entertainment programmes.

Involvement of students in NSS, NCC activities, and exposure to the problems of the people in the slums has been observed.

Publication of department journals by the staff and students.

Encouragement and support given to working women to pursue education.

Teachers involvement in giving the overall personality of the students specially building confidence in them.

Creation of awareness among the students to the problems of life, health, etc.

Part III Overall Analysis
Shri M D Shah Mahila College is a Women's College affiliated to SNDT Women's University. This is an under graduate College with 11 Departments. subjects are taught in 4 mediums of instructions. Commerce is taught under general and Vocational streams. The students numbering 3145 study between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. There are 46 permanent teaching staff members and 14 are temporary. This is an aided institution offering mainly non lab courses.

The Peer Team wishes to make the following commendations:-
Out of 46 permanent staff, 8 possess Ph.Ds and 11 M.Phils and 4 CAs.
Five teachers are doing Ph.D and one has been pursuing on M.Phil.
There are 3 ongoing projects.

The College has one UGC sponsored Vocational Programme and remedial course in English. English is taught at 2 levels - lower as well as at higher levels.

Support services and facilities, like library, Computer center, health services, sports and physical education are also available.

Foundation course and enrichment courses are offered.

Nine members are in Boards of Studies and two of them in Senate which help in designing and revising syllabus and curriculum.

Moral value class is conducted once a week.

Teaching plan for one year is prepared.

Quality Evaluation Centre evaluates Teachers.

Students feed back is taken into account.

Appointments are made by stipulated official procedure.

Best 2 out of 3 tests are taken for 30 marks.

Building and infrastructure facilities are used optimally.

Innovative ventures such as annual day programmes with varying things and cent percent student participation.

The Peer Team also wishes to offer the following suggestions:

More faculty development programmes may be organized.

Teachers may be motivated for doing research.

Many socially relevant research projects may be taken up.

Post graduate courses and Research departments may be developed.

For 34 years the College has remained as an Under graduate College Academic growth may be considered at the earliest.

More job oriented courses may by evolved.

Student-Teacher ratio is on a higher side. It should be reduced.

Extension activities could further be increased.

Consultancy services are yet to be started and are needed in the development of this institution.

Facilities such play grounds and entertainment centres could be expanded to meet the demands of the students.

The College has been negotiating with the University authorities to augment research activities and enhance all facilities in that direction.

Collaborative works with different institutions could also be worked out.

The PEER team wishes to express its thanks and sense of gratifications for all the cooperation and efforts made by the College in facilitating the work of the NAAC visiting team.

Prof. R P Kaushik, School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi (Chairman)

Dr (Smt) S. Indumati, University of Mysore (Members)

Mr.B.R. Manjunath, Coordinating member

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