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Maharashtra College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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246-A, J B Behram Marg, Bellasis Road,
Near Alexandra Cinema, Nagpada, Byculla
Mumbai (District Mumbai)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 400008


Maharashtra College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Maharashtra College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai Maharashtra is managed by Society: Khairul Islam Higher Education Society. Maharashtra College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai Maharashtra was established on / in 2005-06.


Principal of Maharashtra College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai Maharashtra is Dr. Shakeel M. Hurzuk (Mobile 9323696670).

Maharashtra College of Arts, Science and Commerce 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 Maharashtra College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai Maharashtra is +91-22-23092248.

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Maharashtra College of Arts & Science and Commerce, Mumbai was established in 1968 by Khairul Islam Higher Education Society to cater to the needs of all communities, particularly the Muslims boys and girls, in the central Mumbai urban locality. The college is affiliated to the Mumbai University. The college over the past 36 years has grown into multi-faculty institution offering diverse undergraduate courses, in the faculty of Arts, Science and Commerce.

The college offers 32 academic programmes; except MA Islamic studies, all the others are undergraduate programmes. The college has got UGC recognition in 1978 under section 2f. It is a government-aided college in which most of the students have been first generation learners.

Maharashtra College has been growing in strength and structure ever since its inception. When the college was inaugurated in 1968 there were only three floors and few courses to offer, about 625 students on the roll. To day the strength of students has exceeded 1600 and soon the seventh floor to be added.

The college has 49 permanent teachers and 12 part time teachers. There are 61 members on the non-teaching staff. Thanks to the liberal help rendered by the wellwisher, the college is growing from strength to strength in terms of numbers and quality. The student success rate in the university examination is around 61%.

The college also aims at inculcating spiritual and moral values to the students, besides imparting training in socially productive services leading to an all-round development of their personality.

Maharashtra College has submitted self-study report to the NAAC with an open and eager mind to be evaluated in order to find out their strengths and weaknesses.

The NAAC's Peer Team consisting of the following members;

Prof. K. L. Kamal (Chairperson), the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Rajastan, Jaipur.

Dr. K. Abdullah Basha,(Member), the Former Principal and the Present Director of Jamal Institute of Management, Jamal Mohamed College, Tiruchirappalli.

Dr. S.K. Dhawan (Member Co-ordinator), the former Joint Director of Education, Shimla.

Dr. Latha Pillai (Advisor NAAC, Bangalore) Co-coordinator, visited the college during the 19th and 20th January 2004 and went through the departments, laboratories, library and all other facilities and had a detailed interaction with the Governing body, Principal, Faculty, Non Teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the institution. All aspects, keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, of the Self Study Report, were analyzed and validated by the team

CRITERIA -WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
MAHARASHTRA College is a grant-in aid Minority College situated in a 4446 sq.ft. area.

It has seven-storied spacious building. It is affiliated to Mumbai University. This college functions with a mission to provide cost effective and quality higher education to cater to the needs of the Minority Muslim Community and other socially backward members of the society.

The college offers B.A, B.Com, B.Sc degree courses and M.A, in Islamic studies at the PG level. The departments of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Department of English, Department of Urdu and Persian Studies, are performing well. Economics, Sociology, Political Science History and other departments in the faculty of social sciences. Commerce and Accountancy is strong department with a lot of potential. Subject on Human Rights at 2nd year levels in all faculties has been introduced under foundations course. Of the total 49 permanent teachers, 10 are Ph.D holders and 5 are holding M.Phil degrees. The college has also 12 part time teachers with P.G as the highest qualification. Some members of the staff have served as members of the Boards of Studies of the Mumbai University. The choice of subjects and number of languages offered at Maharashtra College, reflect contemporary educational needs relevant to regional / national deeds. Under science faculty all the departments such as Botany, Chemistry, Zoology and Physics are functioning well with good lab and library facilities. The Department of Botany has received a UGC grant of Rs.43, 000/- for its on going projects and the Department of Urdu has published departmental magazine. 'Kavish' in 2002-2003. The college provides only as many options as permitted by the regulation of the Mumbai University.

The committee is of the view that the college should start some need-based courses keeping in view the market needs.

CRITERION II: TEACHING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION.
Admissions to the first year of degree courses are based on past academic record and government norms for minority institutions. The institution has a transparent admission process.

Staff selection is based on merit and as per the norms and privileges available for the minority institutions. Out of 49 permanent teachers 10 and 5 are Ph.D and M.Phil holders respectively and some of the faculty members are engaged in research. Dropout rate in certain courses is high but not unusual due to the study opportunities available in technical and other avenues of education.

The college has adequately equipped classrooms. Whenever needed teachers also avail OHP facilities in a limited way. The science teachers use teaching aids like charts, diagrams, 3D Models to facilitate learning. As the institutional member of the British Council library the college hires educational videos in all subjects whenever needed.

In the case of weaker students, apart from the regular classroom teaching, remedial classes, seminars and symposia are organized to motivate them to improve standards.

Evaluation is done according to the university norms. Internal component for assessment is available at the third year U.G. level. However, test assignments etc are regularly conducted. Students, barring a few, on the whole have been performing well in examinations.

The students are encouraged to participate in Group Discussions, Scientific exhibitions, behavioral and business games to get their academic attainments. The scope for e learning in the college is yet to be started and the effort be made to bridge the gap of teacher-student ratio. It is heartening to note that the faculty of the college is holding remedial classes and thereby contributing to the overall development of the students.

CRITERION III: RESEARCH CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The college basically caters to undergraduate students and as such does not have any infrastructure facility for research. Thus there's no scope for consultancy. However it encourages its teachers to undertake research and also allows study leave for research. Around 20% of its teachers are engaged in research work. It also makes adjustments in the teaching schedule of the teachers who are involved in research. Five teachers have earned there PhD in the last five years, Quite a few teachers have authored books and have to their credit good number of research publications particularly in science subjects. The department of botany has got UGC assistance of Rs.43000/- for its on going projects. While appreciating all these efforts it may be suggested that the quantity of such quality work be encouraged and promoted in future. It may also be mentioned that the research culture be developed in the college in the wake of global challenge.

The college library has more than 65 thousand books and quite a good number of journals in almost all the subjects. Besides being engaged in research many of the teachers are also members of the concerned professional bodies. A good number of staff members have attended seminars and conferences in the last three years.

The extension activities of the college include community development and social work, creating health and hygiene awareness medical camps adult education, literacy and environmental awareness. The institution has organized a one-day programme relating to youth development in association center for youth development activity (CYDA Poona). There are two NSS units, which are actively engaged in social works. Thus extension work is being done through NSS and NCC for which a facility member has been given an additional charge. The NSS unit has adopted Municipal High School Madanpura. The students have been involved in community related works and had helped the administration during Ed Milan, Ganpati Visergan and other such community functions. The college is undertaking extension activities along with NGOs The NCC unit is also involved in creating awareness abut social issues. NSS and NCC units of the college were involved in Sadbhawana Caravan January2003.

A Women Empowerment Cell has also been set up to add more effectiveness to social service activities.

The college itself has expressed the feeling that much has to be done in the field of research and extension activities. Research has to percolate to maximum number of departments and it has to become relevant and community-centered.

CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The Maharashtra College building has seven floors and has an Indo-Islamic facade. Availability of land is the greatest constraint in this part of the country. In spite of limited space the building has been designed to house all the facilities necessary for an educational institution. There are a total of 26 classrooms, office, a big hall, Gymkhana, library, laboratories, canteen, staff and student common room located in these seven floors.

The college is kept clean and well maintained. The laboratories are well equipped, instruments are of good quality. The college allows external agencies to use their facilities during weekend and holidays.

The central library has around 65000 books and a book bank facility. The entire library is spread across 4200 sqr.ft. The reading room and cabins can accommodate 300 students at a time.

Other than the computer facilities available at the computer centre, some of the departments and the college office have computers.

The gymkhana located on the ground floor caters to the physical well being of the students. It provides coaching in team sports and hires play grounds for practice to make up for the absence of a college sports ground. The college encourages outstanding sports persons by giving awards, Medals, Trophy, Tracksuits, Kitbags, Travel allowances and also 10-grace mark.

Some of the students have participated inter- university, interstate, national and international games such as boxing, football and basketball. The students won laurels for their spectacular performance at Jaipur, Shillong and Chennai during the year 2002-2003.

CRITERION V: STUDENTS SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The college has an Employment and placement cell.

The college has main The college attracts a good number of students to its various under graduate courses because of its good infrastructure and qualified staff. The college provides various kinds of scholarships and financial aid to needy and meritorious students. Though the pass percentage is quite good in first and second years, home examinations, measures need be initiated for the improvement of results of third year classes.

The Discipline Committee of the College ensures and maintains discipline, orderliness and good conduct among the students. There is a grievance redressal committee to look into the complaints and demands of the students.

The college promotes sports with the help of coaches. The students of the college are selected to represent in inter -university and interstate tournaments. Candidates with proficiency in sports are given preference not only in admission but also suitable incentives. The college maintains good rapport with its alumni. A good number of its old students are in the field of journalism, media and other fields. It is suggested that more efforts be made to involve them in the developmental activities of the college.

CRITERION VI: ORGANIZATIONAL AND MANAGEMENT
Dr.Rafiq Zakaria as both 'a man of learning and a man of action' played a pivotal role in establishing Maharashtra College during June 1968 under the aegis of Khairul Islam Education Society. The institution is doing a commendable work by providing education to children of underprivileged and deprived sections of the society.

The college administration is looked after by Executive Committee consisting of the President, Chairman, Vice Presidents, Treasurer, General Secretary, Joint Secretaries and Join Treasurers. The Executive Committee takes major decisions in matters of introduction of new courses of study, recruitment of staff and development of infrastructural facilities.

Academic issues are discussed at the meetings of the staff council headed by the Principal who is assisted by the Vice Principal and a team of dedicated and devoted staff. The Principal monitors the smooth functioning of the college, both at the teaching and non-teaching levels. In short, the college has 21 committees for the smooth co-ordination of the institution. The institution has an imaginative and effective resource mobilization and management strategies. There is a grievance redressal mechanism at all levels of the institution.

CRITERION VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
The college follows many healthy practices. Some of them are listed below.

The college is imparting quality education at affordable cost to the poor and weaker sections of society.

The Management and faculty work together with a team spirit.

The college is offering value-based education to its students, which is a healthy system to build up strong minds to build up ethical values.

NCC, NSS activities instill in students basic values such as community living, service for poor, a forestation, blood donation, self-help, promotion of discipline, punctuality etc.

Vocational and Career Guidance Cell, the Counseling Cell, the Women's Development Cell is doing socially useful and productive service to the student community.

Transparency is maintained in appointment and admission. It is reported that no Capitation fee or donation is collected for admission of students to various courses offered by the college.

A large number of dignitaries and towering personalities had visited the college, like President of India, number of Governors of states, Ministers and intellectual giants etc.

The college arranges remedial classes for the needy and weak students. The teachers also devote extra time for the academic growth of the students.

The college brings out an annual magazine for the benefit of the students.

The Library is very well equipped and maintained and caters to the needs of students and teachers.

'Earn while you learn culture is encouraged in Commerce and Arts faculty.

Welfare scheme for students like Book bank, Students Aid Fund, Group Insurance Scheme.

College Co-operative Credit Society for teaching and non teaching staff.

Festival advance for non teaching staff.

SECTION III
OVERALL ANALYSIS
Maharashtra College of Arts and Science and Commerce were established in the year 1968. The college has taken long, steady, quick, pleasant strides to reach its present status. It is located in central Mumbai urban locality. It is a grant-in-aid college affiliated to Mumbai University. The faculty of Arts consists of 11 departments and science faculty five and one department in the faculty of commerce. It is predominately a degree college in which the Department of Arabic and Islamic studies offers M.A Islamic study. There are 49 permanent teachers and 12 part-time teachers and out of that 10 are Ph.d holders and 5 M.Phil degree holders.

The mission of the college is directed towards educating weaker sections of society and to cater the needs of all communities particularly the poor and educationally backward Muslim boys and girls in the urban society of central Mumbai. It is a government-aided college in which most of the students are first generation learners.

The college also aims at inculcating spiritual and moral values among the students besides imparting training in socially useful and productive services

The choice of the subject and number of languages offered at the Maharashtra college reflect contemporary educational needs relevant to regional / national level.

The institution has transparent admission process and staff selection is based on merit as per the norms and privilege available for the minority institution. The faculty of college is committed to overall development of the students

The institution promotes research culture among the faculty and students. Many of the past and present faculty members are known for their performance in the field of their expertise.

SUGGESTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
The college may try to introduce job-oriented courses like B.Sc Computer Science, B.Sc Microbiology and Biochemistry etc. keeping in mind the learning resources available in the college.

Efforts are initiated for starting PG Programmes and establishment of institution- industry linkage.

Library automation should be completed on priority basis.

Alumni Association has to be activated and strengthened and their resources to be tapped for the future development of the college.

The college has well-established departments of Botany, Zoology, Physics and Chemistry. The facilities of these departments can be utilized to start courses in Biotechnology.

The college has a good and spacious library. Efforts be made to extend Internet facility to students.

The teachers should be encouraged to visit institution of repute to know and emulate healthy practices followed there and similarly expertise from alternative services could be secured for updating knowledge.

Apart from the government aid for salary of staff and other contingencies, the well wishers contribute the major share of the revenue of the college as donation. It is suggested that other ways of generating revenue such as institutional industry interface, consultancy services, attracting foreign and non-resident Indians, facilitating short-term self-financing job-oriented courses.

The Peer Team wishes to express its gratitude to the Management, Principal, vice principal local coordinator of the steering committee, teaching and non-teaching staff and students of the college for their kind co-operation hospitality and interaction during the visit.

Prof.K.L.Kamal
Chairperson

Dr.K.Abdullah Basha
Member

Dr.S.K.Dhawan
Member coordinator

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