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Maniben Nanavati Womens College (MNW), Mumbai, Maharashtra


Maniben Nanavati Womens College (MNW), Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Vallabhbai Road, Vile Parle (W)
Mumbai (District Mumbai)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 400056

Maniben Nanavati Womens College (MNW), Mumbai Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Maniben Nanavati Womens College (MNW), Mumbai Maharashtra is also known as MNW College Mumbai. Maniben Nanavati Womens College (MNW), Mumbai Maharashtra was established on / in 1972.

Principal of Maniben Nanavati Womens College (MNW), Mumbai Maharashtra is Dr. Harshada Rathod.

Maniben Nanavati Womens College (MNW) 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 Maniben Nanavati Womens College (MNW), Mumbai Maharashtra is 022-26176196.

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Website of Maniben Nanavati Womens College (MNW), Mumbai Maharashtra is http://www.mnwc-sndt.org/.

Contact Details of Maniben Nanavati Womens College (MNW), Mumbai Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-22-26128840


Maniben Nanavati Womens College (MNW), Mumbai Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Training stream(s).
B.A.(With Home Economics)
B.Com. Vocational
1. Ancillary Advertising
2. Tourism and Travel (English Medium)

Dip. in Home Science (English Medium)
M.A. Counselling Psychology (English Medium)
M.Com.(English Medium)

Approval details: Maniben Nanavati Womens College (MNW) is affiliated with SNDT Women University, Mumbai (Bombay)

Profile of Maniben Nanavati Womens College (MNW)

The college is accredited as B+ level by NAAC. The college is affiliated to SNDT University, Mumbai. The purpose of the establishment of this college is to provide quality higher education suitable for the requirements of conservative lower middle class girls especially from the Gujarati community.


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Section 1: Preface
Shree Chandulal Nanavati Women's Institute Trust runs Maniben Nanavati Women's College, Mumbai, which is affiliated to S.N.D.T Women's University, Mumbai. The foundation stone of the Kumarika Stree Mandal Building where the college began its functioning was laid by Gandhiji, the father of the nation on 7th August 1929. The college was established on 12th June 1972 and is registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. The college is located in the centre of the city of Mumbai.

The founders of the College established it with the belief that women students have specific gender based needs that could be met only in a women's college and functions with the mission of 'Empowerment of women through access to higher education'. The society runs the college, nursery, primary, high school, Junior College and Bhanuben Nanavati Career Development Centre (BNCDC), with a total area of 1.893 acres in a single campus. Besides, this society runs a hospital. The campus has two buildings and playground - the primary section and the high school are in one and the Junior College, the Senior College and BNCDC are in the other.

The college is recognized under section 2(f) of the UGC Act in the year 1976 and gets funds from the UGC. The College is a grant-in-aid with 24 permanent full time teachers, including the Principal and Librarian, 2 part time teachers, 7 Clock Hour Basis(CHB) teachers out of which only one is qualified, 6 others yet to clear NET/SET, and 4 teachers for UGC Vocational Courses. There are 18 non-teaching staff members.

The college has volunteered for the accreditation from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and the self-study report for the same was submitted to NAAC in September 2003. The Peer Team consisting of two experts with Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) A. Susheela Thirumaran, Vice Chancellor, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu as Chairperson, and Dr. B. A. Gomes, Principal of Government College of Arts, Science and Commerce from Quepem, Goa as a member. Mr. B. S. Ponmudiraj, Assistant Advisor from NAAC co-ordinated peer team visit during 15th and 16th of December 2003 to assess the institution.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The College is imparting instruction in the faculties of Arts (English and Gujarati Medium) and Commerce (English Medium). For the Bachelor of Arts (B.A) Degree Course, disciplines of Economics, History, Sociology, Gujarati and Psychology are offered in Gujarati medium. And Sociology and Psychology are offered in English Medium also. The students have to choose any one subject from this ''Discipline Component'' group, with two papers at the B.A. Part I Level; two/three papers at B.A. Part II level; and four/five papers at B.A. III level. Besides, the College offers 'English' in the Core Component group, one paper for each all the three years Degree Course. According to the S.N.D.T. Women's University Pattern, the B.A. Course offers 'Foundation Course' papers - two (Women in Changing India and History as Heritage) for Part I and one (Current Concerns) for Part II. In the 'Ancillary Component' group, only Hindi is offered, one paper each for Part I and Part II. And in the 'Combined Applied Component' Category, any one of the two, namely Child Development and Food and Nutrition, is offered, with one paper for Part I, two papers for Part II and one paper for Part III.

In the Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com) Stream, the College offers two vocational Courses: 'Office Management and Secretarial Practice' (OMSP) and 'Tourism and Travel Management' (TTM). English, Commerce and Economics are offered for all the three years, besides the other non-core subjects. Vocational Courses for Arts students may also be planned and introduced.

In addition to the B.A. and B.Com Degree Courses, the College Management has set up a 'Career Development Centre', to provide the option of Diploma, Certificate and Short-Term and Long-Term Courses to the students. This Centre has a shelf of several Diploma and Certificate Courses for skills and career building. These courses are conducted throughout the year during the vacations.

The management has set-up a 'Work-station', a division of Tasaa Netcom Pvt. Ltd. to provide the students animation. The college needs to consider providing computer education to all the students.

Career orientation to the programmes offered by the College is general in nature.

The course programmes are fairly flexible with reference to time-frame (with A.T.K.T. and upto 5 attempts to clear the papers); horizontal mobility; and non-core options, according to the pattern of affiliating University.

The College has clearly spelt out its vision, its mission and its goals. Attempts are made towards their realization through the curricula, by various students' activities.

The College needs to make efforts in obtaining periodic feedback for academic peers on its teaching programmes and from employers on its employed ex-students. The feedback obtained can be used in the initiation, review and redesigning of the teaching programmes, as found necessary and feasible. Being an affiliated college, it takes about one year for the college to introduce any new formal study programme.

The College-neighborhood networking is quite good. But it needs to be further strengthened in the future. Interface between the College-industry/trade/business, etc., may be explored, to bring in relevance and career-orientation to the academic/curricular programmes and hands-on- experience to the students.

The existing curricular programmes offered by the college do not have either modular pattern or inter/multidisciplinary approach. However, both these aspects, are expected to be taken care of, in the new UGC Curriculum to be introduced from 2004-2005.

Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The procedure for admission into various courses followed by the College is based on the students' academic records and interviews. However, towards fulfillment of the College mission, all the students applying for admission for Gujarati medium Arts classes, are admitted.

There is a provision in the College to assess student's knowledge and skills for a particular programme (after admission), through regular and periodical tests. Different departments apply different methods of doing it, based on the special needs of the subject. Accordingly, the educationally disadvantaged students may be identified and given special guidance/bridge/remedial courses by the teachers, after the regular class hours. Remedial English Workbook has been brought out by the Department of English. For Accountancy and Economics informal remedial teaching is conducted.

The advanced learners may be challenged to work ahead of the rest, by providing them academic opportunities and rewarding them adequately. Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are used as platform to discover and hone their skills and granting them recognition, accordingly.

The College encourages the teachers to make their own teaching plan, periodically supervised by the Head of the Department and evaluated by the Principal, at the end of the term. This can be further strengthened.

The Syllabi taught are unitized based on the University pattern. Coverage of the syllabi is monitored by the College Authorities, from time to time. The teachers supplement the conventional lecture-method of teaching by different other learner-centered methods such as Project, Debates, Industrial visits, Audio-visual aids, Quiz, market surveys, slide shows, study Tours, etc. It is suggested that Guest lectures by Experts drawn from Industry, Government, Services Sector, N.G.O's , etc be held, periodically.

The facilities for preparing audio-visuals and other teaching aids of the College are the following: a T. V. and a video, video-cassettes, a multimedia projector, CD writer for copying audio and video cassettes, Library, a Computer for staff and students to prepare power point presentations, OHP facilities and a slide projector. It would be a good service to the teaching-learning process, if the College equips itself with more audio-visual aids and provides a centralized 'media' facility to enable the teachers to prepare audio-visuals and other teaching aids.

The College had around 279 working days (2002-2003), of which teaching or instructional days are 184. The percentage of classes taught by the full-time faculty of the college is 86.

The evaluation methods are communicated to the students, through the college prospectus as well as the University syllabus. The teachers also brief the students on the subject, at the time of the admissions and in the class-rooms.

The College attempts to monitor the overall performance of the students at the beginning of the year, for their knowledge, skills and participation. Students' strengths and interests are identified and they are trained to bring out their best performance. The College would do well if periodical class tests system is followed to ensure amongst the students continuous study and continuous evaluation. A Scheme of 'Students' Adoption by Teachers' could be started, to monitor the over-all performance of the students in terms of their attendance, studies and participation in various co-curricular activities, etc.

Recruitment of teachers in the college is done based on the rules framed by the affiliating SNDT University, state government and the UGC. During the last two years, 2 teachers from the same Institute and 5 from other Institutes, from the same State, have been recruited. The College does have the freedom and the resources to appoint and pay temporary / ad - hoc teaching staff, after getting approval from the University.

More teachers of the College should be encouraged to attend and/ or present papers at the Seminars/Conferences/Workshops, at the national and international levels - as participants/Resource Persons.

The College follows the 'Self-Appraisal' method to evaluate the performance of the faculty in teaching, research and extension. The feedback is used by the teachers to improve their own performance, after the evaluative remarks by the College Authorities. The College also follows teacher's performance Appraisal method, by the students, where the evaluation is communicated to the teachers to enhance their effectiveness. The Psychology Department has devised a Teacher Effectiveness Scale (TES). Besides, the College collects students' evaluation on campus experience, through a Pre-Exit Poll, covering areas of curriculum usefulness, library facilities, admission counseling, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and suggestions for improvement.

Periodic seminars and workshops are conducted in the College, by different Departments. Some National Seminars have also been conducted by the Departments of English in 2000 and Sociology in 2002. The college hosted 32nd Gujarat Economic Association's Conference in May 2002. The College Staff Academy also conducted a workshop on Stress Management and Meditation in 2003.

The College may consider conducting periodically some faculty development programmes in-house, besides deputing teachers outside.

One teacher of the College has received Award and two have been honoured for their services. The College may consider establishing/widening linkages with national and international Agencies for teaching and / or research. Notable dedication and commitment of the Principal and teachers to their College mission have resulted in high academic records of the Institution, with several University Rankers and Merit holders. The students have also shown excellence in various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Two teachers of the College are guides for Ph.D. Seven Teachers are teaching at the University Post-graduate Departments and twelve of them are involved in Distance Education Programmes of S.N.D.T. Women's University. In all, five members of the teaching staff hold Ph.D. Degrees.

Criterion III: Research, Consultation and Extension
The college seeks to promote research by the teachers by giving them study leave, seed money under the UGC Scheme for minor/major research projects and by minor adjustments in the teaching schedule. An Academic Journal 'Anveshan' is published by the College. One teacher of the College has been awarded Ph.D. during the last five years. Another one teacher has submitted her thesis. One Teacher is pursuing Ph.D. on full Time basis. Two teachers are doing Ph.D. on part-time basis. A good proportion of the teachers are actively involved in research. A teacher is completing one Minor Research Project. Three teachers each of Economics, Hindi and History, have presented papers at international level. They have also published papers. The college may consider drawing out and publicizing a Research Promotion Policy, so that more Teachers could be encouraged to undertake doctoral and post-doctoral Research. A college -level Research Committee may be constituted to facilitate and promote research.

There are no consultancy Services offered by the College. A Study of the human Resource expertise available in the college could be carried out and such services could be made available outside the College, on a systematic basis.

The College has, appreciably, a good network of extension services under the additional charge of a Teacher. NSS is under a full-time teacher. NCC and sports are looked after a junior college teacher. The range of extension activities include community development, Health and Hygiene Awareness, medical Camps, Adult Education and Literacy, Blood donation, AIDS Awareness and Environment Awareness. Besides, extension work is done through Population Education Club, Environment Awareness Club, and the Continuing Education Centre, which has a club 'Swayamsiddha'. The College works and plans the extension activities along with NGOs and GOs. Adequate encouragement is provided by the College to the teachers and students in these regards. Linkages with Modi foundation, Inner Wheel club of Bombay Airport, Vacha Trust, Helpage India, National Association for the Blind, Anubhav Mumbai, Sakhya, Ankur, etc. help towards the College extension activities. The College NSS Programme officers and students have been the recipients of Awards.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College which has 908 students on its rolls, is having adequate infrastructure. The space area on the ground floor and other five floors of the College premises includes class-rooms, office, Library, Seminar Hall and facilities for co-curricular activities. The College has suitable plans to meet the needs of infrastructure to keep pace with academic growth. The plan of the College Campus indicates the existing premises. Further projected expansion could also form a part of the College master plan.

Maintenance of the College infrastructure is done on a continuous basis. The interest and concern of the College Principal, Staff and Students in keeping the College premises clean and tidy, is noteworthy.

The College has annual service contracts for several equipments and also for pest control. Yearly maintenance and major repairs work is done during vacation. The building is painted once in two years. The Management Trust substantially augments the maintenance grants received from the State Government. The College premises and its Campus are optimally utilized, inclusive of the timings of the Junior College, and the Career Development Centre. The College makes use of neighbouring School facilities & other Agencies, as and when needed.

Academic facilities of the College are also utilized by external agencies like NGO's, University, etc. The college may consider making available the expertise and skills of the teachers, Library infrastructure, etc. to be utilized by external Agencies, in a systematic manner and to a greater extent.

The College Library has an Advisory Committee to look after the improvements required, etc. Book bank facility is provided. The Library is stocked with 15,482 books. The addition of the number of books every year may be increased with expenditure of at least Rs. 5000/- on each department/subject. Research Journals should be subscribed, at least three to four , in each subject being taught. The College may consider, as early as possible, to get the library inter-connected with other Libraries, for inter-library borrowings, to a greater extent. Activities like purchase of books, lending of books, Book bank, etc., may be computerized. The College Library has facilities for Photocoping, Computers, Audio-visual Cassettes, Reference Services, etc.

The College office has LAN connected five computers and the Library has three Computers and a scanner. Another three Computers are for the Vocational Courses. The faculty has at its disposal one Computer with Internet Connection. The College has its own website. www.mnwc-sndt.org.

The maintenance of the computers and accessories is done through the Annual Maintenance Contracts.

The college gymkhana could add more facilities besides Table Tennis and Carom for indoor games. The College Campus has provision for basketball, Volleyball and badminton, for coaching and practice from morning till evening. Outstanding sports persons are provided with adequate incentives and motivation. The College needs to encourage at least participation of the students at the University/State/regional level meets, if not at the national/international levels.

Adequate health services should be made are available to the students and staff of the College, within and outside the Campus. First-Aid Box facility under NSS is available. The students are covered under Group Insurance Scheme. There is a 'SWAYAM' Counseling Centre.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The percentage of students appearing for the qualifying examination after the minimum period of study was 78.8 and the drop out rate was 21.2 during 2002-03. The data of the students from the entry level may be maintained by the College, to find out the drop out rate, more systematically. Likewise, systematic records of the progression of the passed out students, for further studies and/or employment may also be maintained. Compiling data of the prominent positions held by the College alumni is recommended. In addition, efforts may be made to compile data of the ex-students who have passed National-level examinations like UGC-CSIR (NET), GATE, Indian Civil Services, GMAT, GRE, etc.

The College publishes its up-dated Prospectus annually, for information of the students. The Prospectus covers, broadly, details of the Institution, Rules and Regulations, Information about courses, Admission formalities, Enrichment Activities, Financial Aid and Student support Services. Several kinds of financial aids are available to the eligible students of the College from the Central Government, State Government, Institution itself, and from other bodies.

A Career Guidance/Counseling Cell needs to be established in the College, with its functions clearly spelt out. Arrangements may be made to have a formal Employment Cell with the Placement Officer's charge given to one or two teachers of the College. The Employment Cell would also arrange to motivate students to seek self-employment.

Personal as well as academic counseling is given to the students, by the Teachers. Besides, the 'SWAYAM' Counseling Centre plays its role, in this context. The College, however, may consider providing the services of a professional Counsellor, periodically, in the College campus, to deal with the emotional/psychological problems of the students.

The Alumni Association of the College established in October, 2002 needs to be further strengthened as an important component of the College.

Prospective students get to know about the College policy and criteria of admission, through the Prospectus, Notice Boards and Handouts. So far, the College has not received any application for admission from overseas students.

The College makes available to the students variety of recreational/leisure time campus facilities like indoor games, outdoor games, Students' Magazine, Cultural Programmes, Audio-Video facilities, Dance-Music competitions, essay writing, gymkhana, N.S.S., N.C.C., etc. The students have shown their skills and creativity through such activities and some have also excelled in competitions and received Awards.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The College has an efficient internal coordinating mechanism through the Managing Committee and the Local Managing Committee as per Maharashtra Universities Act, 1994. Besides, the College has a Supervisor. Regular Faculty Meetings, Parent-Teacher meetings, Meetings with the administrative and support staff, Departmental Meetings, Library Committee Meetings and Meetings of various Committees and Clubs--all these ensure good internal coordination. It is, however, suggested that the monitoring mechanism of the work of all these Bodies may be systematized and strengthened, for greater effectiveness.

The College prepares its academic calendar through a Special Committee for the same.

An informal mechanism exists in the College to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. The same may be formalised suitably through weekly work diary, duly perused by the Office Superintendent or the Principal.

The College conducts professional development programmes for the non-teaching staff, like training in the use of Computers. A Seminar on 'Office of the future' was held in 2001. The non-teaching staff could also be exposed to Faculty Development Programmes whenever held, if the areas of interest are common.

There has been no change in the tuition fees of the College during the last three years, except for enrichment course fees, where it is increased from Rs. 40/- to Rs. 75/- per year from 2002-03. Last two years, the College had a deficit budget. There is an internal audit mechanism. There are various welfare programmes of the College -- some common to Staff and Students and the others are meant for Students only and/or and Staff only. More Welfare measures or Support Services in terms of loans and advances, health and recreation, may be considered favorably. The College may also consider setting up Grievance Redressal Cells, one for the Staff and the other for the Students; and make the Cells functional. A few Suggestion Boxes may also be displayed in the College premises, to enable the students to ventilate their grievances. It is recommended that the routine College activities be more decentralized through several Committees and sub-Committees, to encourage and foster employees' participation and active involvement in the College Management.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
Internal quality checks are exercised by the College through regular Meetings of the Managing Committee, Staff Meetings, Departmental Meetings, Annual Report, Appraisal of teachers by students, Self -Appraisal by Teachers, Students' Feedback, etc.

Quality checks for students are ensured through Internal Assessment exams, periodical Class Tests, assignments, projects, presentations, tutorials, Attendance Records, Parents' meeting, orientation programme at the beginning of the academic year.

The Career Development Centre in the College offers Certificate, Diploma and Short-Term Courses, on Self-financing basis. The College is sensitized to the managerial concepts of strategic Planning, Team-work and Decision-making.

Two need-based Vocational Courses 'Office Management and Secretarial Practice' and 'Tourism and Travel Management' have been introduced in the College, on a five-year UGC grant.

'MAITRI', a two-day career fair was held in 2002. Personality Development Workshops and Seminars are conducted for the students. Several college Teachers assist the Distance Education Centre of S.N.D.T. Womens' University in many ways, including conducting a Certificate Course in 'Basics of Diet Therapy'.

Civic responsibilities among the students are inculcated as one of the important goals of the College.

The College gears to achieve its specific goals and objectives through learning inputs, learning processes, Learning outputs and Learning initiatives.

The College has an in-house academic journal 'Anveshan'. College Magazines 'SRISHTI' and 'SRISHTI NEWSLINE' are brought out regularly.

Community Orientation to the College activities is brought in through a variety of activities of N.S.S., Continuing Education Club, Population Education Club, and other Clubs and Associations of the College. Efforts are made by the College to promote general/transferable skills, amongst the students, such as capacity to learn communication skills and working as a part of a team as well as independently.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
In the light of the criterion-wise analysis with suitable commendations and suggestions, the Peer Team is pleased to recommend the following for further growth and strengthening of the college:

Post graduate courses in Arts and Commerce subject may be introduced.

More career oriented diploma courses and short term certificate courses may be introduced.

More subjects of Arts may be offered through English medium.

Innovative methods of teaching may be encouraged and introduced.

Centralized provision for the preparation of AV materials may be made.

A few faculty improvement programs may be held in the college.

The faculty needs to undertake interdisciplinary and collaborative research projects with industries and also research projects from UGC, ICSSR, ICHR, etc.

Faculty may involve themselves in organizing short term training programmes for the benefit of the community.

Internet facility may be used widely, specially for the library work. It may be made accessible for students also.

Consultancy services may be initiated and sustained on a long term basis.

The teachers need to make use of more audiovisual facilities in the teaching learning process.

The basic analytical equipment required for food & nutrition laboratory may be provided to ensure that the students learn the food safety and food quality aspects.

The counseling cell of the college could be provided with the services of a professional counselor, on periodic basis.

Regular Health services with the help of a medical doctor may be made available in the college atleast two to three times a week.

Career guidance and placement services of the college may be strengthened.

Thrust may be given to a greater participation of the students in sports activities.

Grievance redressal mechanism may be constituted for the staff and students separately.

Resource mobilization measures may be considered.

Based on the infrastructure and other facilities available a few more degree programs may be introduced.

Atleast an amount of Rs.5000/- should be spent every year for the purchase of library books for each subject/department.

An Internal Quality Assurance Cell may be constituted for further quality improvements and change management.

Dr. A. Susheela Thirumaran (Chairperson)

Dr. B. A. Gomes (Member)

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