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Vivek College of Commerce Goregaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Vivek College of Commerce Goregaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Address:Vivek College Road, Siddharth Nagar, Goregaon (West)
Mumbai (District Mumbai)
Maharashtra, IndiaPin Code : 400062
Vivek College of Commerce Goregaon, Mumbai Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Vivek College of Commerce Goregaon, Mumbai Maharashtra is managed by Society: Vivek Education Societys.
Principal of Vivek College of Commerce Goregaon, Mumbai Maharashtra is Dr. Nandita Roy.
Vivek College of Commerce Goregaon, Mumbai Maharashtra 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 Vivek College of Commerce Goregaon, Mumbai Maharashtra is +91-22-28744058.
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Website of Vivek College of Commerce Goregaon, Mumbai Maharashtra is http://www.vivekcollege.ac.in/.
Chairman : Mr. S. Sriram.
General Secretary : Mr. Sasi R Varma.
Contact Details of Vivek College of Commerce Goregaon, Mumbai Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-22-28744058, 28781536
B.Com. (A&F) â€“ Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy & Finance
B.Com. (B&I) â€“ Bachelor of Commerce in Banking & Insurance
B.Com. (FM) - Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Markets
B.M.S. â€“ Bachelor of Management Studies
B.Sc. (I.T.) â€“Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
M.Com. â€“ Master of Commerce
M.Sc. (Information Technology)
Vivek College of Commerce Goregaon, Mumbai Maharashtra runs course(s) in Commerce stream(s).
Vivek College of Commerce Goregaon is affiliated with University of Mumbai, Mumbai (Bombay)
Profile of Vivek College of Commerce GoregaonThe Vivek Education Society (VES) was established in the year 1962 as a Linguistic Minority Institution (Tamil / Malayalam Minority). The management members consisted of people from state of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. VES was committed to cater to the children of these linguistic minority communities. VES commenced its educational activities by establishing a primary school for these students.
Media coverage of Vivek College of Commerce Goregaon, Mumbai Maharashtra, Maharashtra
NAAC report of Vivek Education Societys - Vivek College of CommerceSection 1: INTRODUCTION
'The Vivek Education Society' was established in the year 1962 with the main objective of establishing and maintaining initially a primary and secondary school for catering to the needs of the ever-growing population of the suburb of Goregaon. During 1976, the Society started the Junior College. B.Com degree classes were started in 1986 affiliated to the University of Mumbai. Later, they started a few more courses such as Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), B.Sc. (IT), and B.Com with Accounting and Finance, B.Com with Banking and Insurance & M.Com.. In 1996 they started conducting contact programs for the Institute of Distance Education of University of Mumbai for B.Com and M.Com classes. The Society has got 4544 Sq. mts. of land acquired on 99 years lease, located in the urban area. It is a Grant-in-Aid Linguistic Minority Institution. They have applied for recognition under 2f and 12B of UGC during November 2002. Self-financing courses are also offered in the college. Currently, the college offers Five UG and Two PG courses. Research activities do not exist in the college. The total number of permanent teachers is 16. None of them possess Ph.D. Degree. Five staff members have M.Phil degree. They have 18 Administrative Staff.
The total students strength in the UG courses is 1443 (711 boys + 732 girls) and 204 (100 boys + 104 girls) in PG courses. 510 students have enrolled in Self - financing courses. Both Annual and Semester systems are followed in the college. Hostel facility is not provided for students. Linkages with other institutions are not yet established. The Management is also having a few other educational institutions like Nursery, Schools, Junior College, etc. in the same campus.
Vivek College Of Commerce, Goregaon, Mumbai approached the NAAC, Bangalore for accreditation and submitted the Self-Study Report during November,2003. NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting the following members to visit and to assess the institution and validate the Self Study Report.
Prof. M. Abdul Rahiman , Chairman
Former V.C. of Kannur and Calicut Universities,
Halcyon, Kaprigudda New Road,
Mangalore - 575 001, Karnataka.
Prof. T.N. Mathur, Member
Professor in Commerce,
University of Rajasthan,
Prof. D. Victor, Member Coordinator
Former Director of Collegiate Education,
Government of Tamil Nadu.
G. R. Mansion, IV Floor,
No. 11, Srinivasa Road, T. Nagar,
Chennai-600017, Tamil Nadu.
The Peer Team visited the College on 11th and 12th February, 2004 and made assessment of the departments, labs, library and other facilities. The Peer Team had a detailed discussion and interaction with the Management, Principal, Faculty Members, Students, Administrative Staff, Parents and Alumni etc. All aspects given in Criteria I to VII of the Self-Study report were analyzed and validated by the team. A detailed report of the team follows.
Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects
The college is managed by Vivek Education Society with a goal to advance and promote the cause of education, in all its aspects, for the benefit of the residents of Greater Mumbai. Being an affiliated college, the college follows the syllabi prescribed by the University.
College offers the following degree programs
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Management Studies
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance)
Bachelor of Commerce (Banking & Insurance)
Master of Commerce (Management)
Master of Commerce (Accountancy)
Being an affiliated institution limited horizontal flexibility is available. College has informal feedback mechanism to update the curriculum by organizing seminars, meetings and workshops. The faculty of the college has limited scope for giving suggestions for innovations in curriculum design; however they participate in seminars and workshop organized by the University.
Criterion 2: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Students are admitted through entrance tests and academic records based on the reservation policy of the University and the Government of Maharashtra. The knowledge and skills of the students are assessed through assignments, practice sheets and various committees. Remedial coaching is given in Mathematics, Statistics and Business Communication, while 'practice sheets' for Accountancy sharpen the skills of the students. Visual aids, Diagrams and Charts help in enabling the understanding of the weaker students.
The teaching plans are made by teachers at the beginning of the year where discussion by all members with the Head of the Department helps in making month wise teaching plans. The syllabi are unitized and completion of the syllabi is meticulously followed.
Lecture method of teaching is supplemented by projects, discussions, assignments and case studies. The College has no centralized 'media' facility to prepare teaching aids. The working days of the College fulfils the UGC norms. The percentage of classes taught by full time faculty is 100%.The ratio of teachers reveal that the visiting faculties are more in number in self-financing courses.
The students are informed of the evaluation system by the teachers at the beginning of the academic year itself. Question paper patterns are displayed on the notice boards. The performance of the students is monitored through examinations conducted at the end of each term and the question-answer sessions in the classes.
Recruitment of teachers is done according to UGC guidelines and the State Government. The Local Managing Committee approves the staff requirements and the Selection Committee selects teachers in accordance with minority status. The college has the freedom and resources to appoint ad-hoc teachers. Teachers have participated in National Seminars and workshops. The College has conducted a number of seminars and the teachers have attended refresher courses.
Self-appraisal is done by both teaching and non-teaching staff every year. The appraisal remarks are recorded by Heads of the Department and with the Principal's observations, communicated to the staff for improvement. Students in BMS and B.Sc (IT) admitted through special entrance test and for the rest of the courses on the basis of academic record and University rules.
As per the university norms the college organizes term examination to monitor the performance of the students. All necessary information concerning evaluation method is supplied along with the syllabus at the beginning of the academic session.
Criterion 3: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The research activity is mainly through projects. The teachers undertake publication and translation work. The teachers share their expertise in the subject of specialization. No other research activity is available. Some of the teachers have written books and presented papers in seminars and Linkage and consultancy are absent.
Extension activities are taken up by the teachers as additional charge and various activities such as Community Development, Social Work, Health and Hygiene, Medical Camp, Blood Donation and Adult Education, Aids Awareness and Environmental Education are undertaken. Apart from this, Tree Plantation, Nature Club, Mountaineering, Marathi Natya Mandal, Hindi Sahithya Mandal and other activities are also undertaken.
Students and Teachers take keen interest in social and community activities and the staff are deputed for training. The NSS Volunteers work with a variety of social organizations like Nirmala Niketan Church Gate, Anubhav Mumbai, Project Crayons etc. Supply of food grains and clothes to Gujarat earthquake, Pulse Polio Immunizations, Hiking & Trekking, and Creative Handicrafts are other activities.
Criterion 4: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The internal co-ordination and monitoring of administration is through the Vivek Education Society, the Local Managing Committee and the Governing Council with the help of the office staff. The student activities are organized through the Student Council and Student Working Committee.
The internal auditors advise on the financial aspects of the College. Regular meetings of the non-teaching staff are conducted to improve work efficiency and are monitored by the Principal and Governing Council. The College calendar is prepared with the help of the teachers and the Student Council. The Non-Teaching staff are encouraged to learn computers. The College has a deficit budget. There is internal audit mechanism.
The Grievance Redressal Cell is formed recently i.e. in 2003 which has a suggestion box for students and problems if any, are attended to. The Management representatives look into the grievances of the Teaching & Non-Teaching Staff.
The amount allotted for purchase of books for this financial year is Rs. 4,24,875.00/- out of which books worth Rs. 2,92,084/- have already been purchased.
The Management meets all the Staff twice a year. Sometimes informal gatherings are also arranged. Cash incentives are given to staff in appreciation of good results.
The college is located in the urban area with 4544 sq. mts. campus area. Due to shortage of space college runs a few courses in the evening also. Library and Gymkhana Facilities are available to the students between 7.30 am to 3.00 pm.
College has a good computer laboratory with Internet facility. Library has an Advisory Committee and it is interconnected with British Council Library. Book bank scheme is available for the economically backward students. The total number of books in the library are 9278. The library is partially computerized. Students are benefited with the 34 Journals / periodicals.
Three practicing doctors in the vicinity of the college are enrolled on the panel of doctors. Coaches for football, volleyball, and table-tennis, are appointed by college from its own resources. Financial aids are given to the students for sports activities. One of the students has won two Gold Medals in 110 meter hurdles and 400 meter hurdles and he was selected to represent the University of Mumbai at the 'All India Inter- Universities Athletic Meet' held at Ranchi in January 2004. One student won the bronze medal in the under 65k.g. category in the Inter-Collegiate Body Building and Best Physique Competition organized by the University of Mumbai during November,2003. The students of the college have won prizes for the Best Batsman and Best Bowler at the Inter-Collegiate Cricket tournament organized by Kandivali Education Society during December, 2003.
A student was selected as a member of Mumbai University Cultural Team for the All India University Cultural Competition which were held from 4th to 9th Feb 2004 and the Runners Up Trophy had been bagged by The team.
Criterion 5: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
Most of the students take their qualifying examination. The drop out rate is less than one percent. Large number of students takes to Postgraduate studies. Since it is a Commerce College most students pursue the Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary-ship courses. One student secured 5th rank in the Third Year B.Com Examination conducted by the University of Mumbai during March, 2003.
The college publishes its prospectus which contains a brief history of the Vivek Education Society, rules regarding admission, fee structure, examination details etc. Discipline of the college, rules of the University of Mumbai regarding attendance, details of curricular and co-curricular activities are also given.
The State and Central Government Scholarships are available The College provides a few incentives to sports students. The Association of Non-Government Colleges also provides scholarships to the economically weak students.
The College has a Placement Cell. There is no formal Career Guidance Cell, to provide career details to students. Personal counselling and academic counselling is done by teachers.
A meeting of the parents is also arranged at the beginning of the academic year explaining the goals and objectives of the College and also the rules of the College and the examination system. Regular interaction between parents and teachers is encouraged.
The Alumni Association of the College is of recent origin formed in 2002-03. Informal career guidance is available. Guest Faculty from Industry and other Academic Institutions, General Knowledge Tests, Literary Association are some of the highlights.
The students have Indoor and Outdoor Games Facilities, Nature and Debate Clubs and Cultural activities. Essay writing and Audio Video facilities are some of the extra curricular activities. There is also a planning forum, and a literary association etc. NSS, NCC and youth festivals also form part of the student activities.
Passed out students have the privilege of using the College Library. Since the College has no NCC unit of its own the students are enrolled in nearby Kirti College and Saraf College. Social awareness and civic sense are inculcated through NSS.
Criterion 6: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
The College is located in Ground plus four floors covering a total constructed area of 4544 sq. mts. In order to use the infrastructure to the optimum level, classes are conducted by staggering the time table. The Management of Vivek Education Society proposes to construct additional rooms to the existing building. It also proposes to start Post Graduate course in Management. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Examinations are held on holidays.
The Library has an Advisory Committee consisting of the Principal, Staff, Librarian and the students. Allocation of budget to different departments, selection of books, appropriate spending, book exhibition, book bank etc. are some of its activities. The College runs its own book bank for the economically backward students. Donation of books by staff and students helps to augment the library books.
The College has a Central Computer facility with hardware and software. The Computer Centre is open on all working days between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm. All Departments avail the Central Computer Facility with the Principal, College office, Library and common staff room.
College has efficient internal coordination and monitoring mechanism. A number of committees are constituted by the administration to monitor academic, examination, curricular activities and administrative work. Meetings with the non-teaching members of staff are regularly organized. College has a separate Grievance Redressal Cell formed in the year 2003. No formal welfare facilities are available to the employees.
Criterion 7: HEALTHY PRACTICES
Internal Quality Check is only through meetings of the Principal and Head of the Department. As for the sensitivity to managerial concepts yearly planning is done. Teamwork is encouraged through committees. Decision-making is decentralized and computerization has just started.
The College has started self-financing courses at the UG and PG level. The College is the Centre for conduct of personal contact program of the Institute of Distance Education of the Mumbai University.
Value education and character building are part of the objective of the trust and is inculcated through lectures, essay writing, singing, recital of Vedas and Gita and by Foundation Course in the I and II year They are meant to inculcate and value based education.
Through NSS and NCC civic responsibilities are inculcated. Blood Donation Camp, Cleanliness Drive, Sale of National Flag, Tree Plantation, Fund raising for Kargil, Earthquake at Gujarat and peace rallies bring the students closer to society. Students also participate in the workshops conducted by social organizations.
Personality Development is carried out through a wide variety of activities that bring out the best potential of the students. Punctuality is inculcated in the students through rigid monitoring. Identity cards are used within the College.
To promote student skills Inter-collegiate programs like mock tests and interviews, Vedic Maths and computational facility to promote numerical skills and use of IT are some of the methods adopted towards this end. Students are trained to take individual responsibility and work as a Team through committees. The entire activities of the College are geared towards the achievement of the goals and objectives of the Institution.
Section 3: Overall Analysis
The College under review was examined and analyzed by the Peer Team in a comprehensive manner. Documents, departmental inputs, official records, financial details, examination data regarding the percentage of success, percentage of drop-outs, inputs from parents, Alumni and students were thoroughly examined and scrutinized.
The college was established in the year 1986. It is affiliated to University of Mumbai and is a Linguistic Minority Grant-in-Aid institution. It is not yet obtained UGC recognition. It is located in the urban area.
It conducts five Undergraduate and two Postgraduate courses in Commerce and Science subjects. There are no research activities and none of the teachers possess Ph.D. qualification.
The students are actively engaged in various cultural activities. Students have also achieved prizes in different sports and games at the university level. Well equipped Gymkhanas facilities for both boys and girls are available. The NCC and NSS units of the college are actively involved in different social activities. Guest lectures are arranged regularly for the benefit of students and faculty. Government Scholarships and free ships are given to deserving students. Fee concession is also given to students.
Necessary steps may be taken to obtain the UGC recognition at the earliest.
Computer facilities in IT lab may be used to start a few more Certificate / Diploma / UG courses in Computer Science.
Students, staff and supporting staff may be given computer training by charting out a suitable short term program.
Steps may be taken for full computerization of the office & library at the earliest.
Few need-based courses may be started on self-financing basis to meet the demand of the students.
As the college is having a good Commerce department, it may start new PG diploma etc in subjects related to Commerce and Management.
More Journals / Periodicals may be subscribed to the Library especially in the subjects offered in the PG department.
Physical Instructor may be appointed by the Management.
Gymnasium may be built for the benefit of students.
Recently set-up Internet accessibility may be used by students and staff members more effectively.
More books may be added in all subjects, in particular in subjects like Banking, Insurance & IT.
A women cell may be formed to attend to the grievances of girl students.
A Health Centre may be set up in the campus.
Research activities may be encouraged among the teachers especially in the postgraduate departments by obtaining sufficient fund from different available sources to upgrade the lab facilities and to subscribe to more journals.
The staff members may be given opportunities to improve their academic qualification by encouraging deputation to Centers of higher learning and seminars.
Alumni Association may be registered at the earliest. It can take active role by rendering financial help to improve existing infrastructural facilities and to install scholarships etc. for deserving students.
Student attendance and progress can be computerized and made available to the Principal, Head of the Department and to Parents.
More students may be motivated to join NSS and NCC programs.
A centre may be set up to coach students and to train them to appear for various State and Central competitive examinations.
Reprographic facility may be provided in the Library.
A well equipped English language laboratory will be useful to train students in communication skills.
The college may focus on the evaluation of performance appraisal of all teachers by adopting a suitable mechanism.
Prof. M. Abdul Rahiman, Chairman
Prof. T. N. Mathur, Member
Prof. D. Victor, Member Coordinator
Name of the Principal
Sunil B. Mantri
Date : February 12th, 2004
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