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Terna Arts Science and Commerce, Osmanabad, Maharashtra
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Ternanagar
Osmanabad (District Osmanabad)
Maharashtra, India



Terna Arts Science and Commerce, Osmanabad Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Terna Arts Science and Commerce, Osmanabad Maharashtra is also known as Terna Mahavidyalaya. Terna Arts Science and Commerce, Osmanabad Maharashtra is managed by Society: Terna Public Charitable Trust. Terna Arts Science and Commerce, Osmanabad Maharashtra was established on / in 1998.


Terna Arts Science and Commerce is situated in Osmanabad of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Osmanabad comes under Osmanabad Tehsil, Osmanabad District.



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Approval details: Terna Arts Science and Commerce is affiliated with Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad


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NAAC report of Terna Mahavidyalaya

SECTION 1: PREFACE
The Terna Public Charitable Trust, Osmanabad established Terna Mahavidyalaya, Osmanabad, in the year 1989 to promote higher education in a backward, drought prone rural area of Marathwada. The College is affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. The College stands as a testimony to the dedication hard work put in, by a social worker, Dr. Padmasinhji Bajirao Patil and his team who has worked since the last 25 years, in this area to provide educational access from the primary up to higher education level. The College is located in a semi-urban area spanning about 6 acres of land belonging to Maharastra Industrial Development Corporation in a district headquarters town, Osmanabad with a population of about 1,00,000. The College belongs to grant-in-aid institutional category and has not yet got the permanent affiliation from the university and 2(f) and 12(B) status from U.G.C., which is a handicap for the development of the College.

The College offers Undergraduate programme in the Faculty of Arts with the departments of Marathi, English, Hindi, History, Economics, Political Science and Sociology, under annual system of examination of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. The College has 16 permanent teachers of which one teacher only is a female member. Among these teachers, five teachers are Ph.D. holders and three are M. Phil. degree holders. There are four administrative staff, one librarian, two library assistants and three ministerial staff. There are 531 students of which 205 are girl students. The College also offers two self-financing undergraduate courses in Computer Science and Computer Application and earned the Rs. 6,25,628/- during the year 2003-2004.

The College, by submitting the Self Study Report to the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore on September 2003 has opted for an Assessment and Accreditation. Accordingly, the NAAC has constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof. D.Sundaram, former Senior Professor of Sociology and Dean, University of Madras as the chairman, Dr. Nisha Tiwari Principal, Govt. M.K.B. Arts & Commerce College for women, Jabalpur as a member, Prof. Dr. Mamata Satapathy Emeritus Fellow, Physics Department, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar as a member coordinator. Dr. Jagannath Patil, Assistant Advisor, NAAC provided over all guidance to visit the College. The peer team visited the College on 20th and 21st March 2004, to validate the self-study report and asses the institution for accreditation by NAAC.

During the institutional visit, the Peer Team went through all the relevant documents, visited all departments infrastructure facilities, support services and interacted at length with management, principal, teaching faculty staff, students, parents, alumni and other stake holders of the College. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the seven criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer Team has taken up the task of Assessment and Accreditation of the College and prepared a document as follows:.

SECTION 2: CRITERION-WISE INPUT
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects.
Terna Mahavidyalaya, Osmanabad is a single-faculty College and offers Undergraduate courses in Arts leading to B.A. degree. The College has seven departments imparting courses in English, Hindi, Marathi, History, Economics, Political Science and Sociology. The students have the option to choose a combination of three subjects approved by the College and the affiliating University. English language is compulsory. In addition to this, the students have to choose a second language course out of the two choices, Hindi and Marathi. Almost all subjects are conventional in nature with little job prospects. However they are useful in satisfying the requirement of minimum eligibility criteria necessary for getting jobs after graduation. Apart from the regular undergraduate course, the College started two self-financing courses is Computer Science (B.Sc.) and Computer Application (B.C.A.) from the year 2001-2002.

The College belongs to Grant-in-aid institutional category. It has not yet got permanent affiliation by the University and recognition by UGC under sections 2(f) and 12(B) till date as it has not satisfied the eligibility criteria, like land and building of its own, which is a handicap for the development of the College.

The College is affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathawada University (Dr. BAMU), Aurangabad and has to follow the syllabi and curricula prescribed by it. In spite of the fact that few members of the faculty, especially in Hindi and Marathi are members of University Board of Studies, there is little scope for them to make dynamic changes in the curricula, specific for this College in keeping with its goal and mission. However the College tries to achieve its goal through regular teaching programme supplemented by co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The Regulation of the University does not have provision for flexibility in time frame and horizontal mobility. Although reasonable number of subjects is available as elective options, no subject is available as non-core options. The curricula are yet to be modularly structured and given a multidisciplinary approach. The College takes about a year for introducing a new programme from the time it has been approved at the university level. However during the last fifteen years of its existence, no new course has been introduced. The University has formulated the curricula following UGC model, which the College is implementing from the current academic year 2003-2004.

A mechanism to obtain feedback from academic peers and employers on the different aspects of its activities is yet to be developed by the College. The College through professional visits, study tours, organization of lecturer seminars by eminent person etc. has forged only limited College-neighborhood-industry networking. It is felt that the College may approach the nearby industrial houses to create endowment funds to have better interaction.

Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation.
The College admits the students to Undergraduate courses on the basis of their past academic records in keeping with the University norms. However preference in admission is given to the students from the Junior College attached to this Degree College first. The students from other Colleges on the basis of their academic merit are admitted to fill the remaining seats. Sometimes the students having credentials in sports and other extra curricular activities at State and National level are given preference in admission. The reservation policy laid down by Maharastra Government is followed.

There are no formalised Bridge or Remedial courses for academically disadvantaged students. However the teachers conduct extra coaching classes for these students especially in the subjects like Economics and English. The English department organizes special classes in spoken English and English Grammar for the students coming from Marathi medium who are deficient in these respects. However no record is maintained in this regard. There are no enrichment courses for the advanced learners, however such students are encouraged and motivated to take part in writing, debate and quiz competition etc.

The academic programme of the College is under an annual system as stipulated by the affiliating University for Undergraduate programme. The syllabi for all subjects are unitized and teaching plan is drawn up at the beginning of the academic session. The teachers from all the departments try to follow the teaching plans. But sometimes due to unavoidable circumstances, if there are lapses, extra classes are arranged, to complete the syllabus, well ahead of the commencement of the examination. The classroom teaching is augmented by teaching aids like charts, maps, audio-visual system (for the language students), models and seminars etc. The College conducts unit tests, topic tests, and terminal examination etc for progression of studies, knowledge and skill. At the commencement of the academic year, the details about the examination, the method of evaluation and the pattern of question papers are communicated to all the students through College prospects and notices. To make the students aware about evaluation method, the College conducts pre annual examination on the basis of University pattern.

There are 16 permanent teachers, out of them only one is woman. The average workload of a teacher is 19 periods each of 50 minutes duration per week. The College functioned for 229 days during the year 2002-2003, out of them 180 days were devoted to teaching. For the Self-financing Computer Courses, there are eight full-time and one part-time teacher appointed on contract basis.

The recruitment of teachers is made as per UGC norms, and rules and regulation of Maharastra State Government and Dr. BAMU. The appointment of the teachers is made as per the recommendation of duly constituted Selection Committee. During the last two years, three teachers have been recruited. In case of urgency, as per the University norms, the College has freedom to appoint teachers on temporary basis/CHB.

The College encourages the teachers to attend seminars, workshops, conferences, refresher courses and orientation courses etc. to update their knowledge and develop their academic capabilities. During the last two years, 9 teachers participated in 16 seminars, 2 workshops and 2 conferences organized at national level. Nine teachers have attended Refresher courses during the current year.

The College has introduced Self-Appraisal method for the evaluation of teachers on teaching, research and extension activities. The Heads of Departments, Principal and the Management of the College analyze these Reports. It is also nice to note that the College has recently introduced the method of students' evaluation of teacher.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension.
Terna Mahavidyalaya being an Undergraduate College does not have research programmes like M. Phil. and Ph.D. The College has not yet obtained permanent affiliation from the University and recognition from UGC. So it does not get teacher fellowships, minor and major research projects from UGC. Research does not form a significant activity of the College. Only about 7% of the teachers are engaged in active research. However some of the teachers are better qualified having research degrees to their credit. Out of 16 permanent faculty members, five teachers have Ph.D. and 3 have M. Phil degrees and 3 are NET/SET qualified. The University recognizes two teachers of the College as P.G. teachers. The University recognizes the Principal of the College as research guide in Hindi. Two teachers from other Colleges have already awarded Ph.D. degree working under his guidance. Six are at present working for their Ph.D. degree under his supervision. The number of research publication during last five years is only seven. The teachers of the College have published six books. Many teachers have published articles and poems in newspapers, journals and magazines. The College does not offer consultancy.

There is no full time designated person for out reach programmes. The various outreach programmes of the College cater to the community development by way of Adult Education and Literacy, Aids Awareness, Blood Donation camp, Environmental Awareness etc. The NSS unit of the College, comprising of 200 students including 53 girls is doing commendable job in the area of water conservation, water management in the drought prone area of Osmanabad. They have adopted a village called Chorakhali and constructed a small dam to store water and created awareness among the village people about water conservation and water management. The N.S.S. unit of the College has received trophy, certificate and awards. During the Latur earthquake a group of NSS volunteers from this College worked for the earthquake victims and got acclaim from the Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai. The College is actively associated with NGO's like Andhashradha Nirmulan Samiti, Vivek Vahini that helps them to develop rational temperament. The students who participate in these outreach programmes are felicitated in College annual function and given certificates, shield and cash prizes.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure And Learning Resources.
The College campus is built over an area of about 6 acres of land. The main building has two floors. The basement floor has eight classrooms, computer laboratory and ladies room. The ground floor includes 10 classrooms, Principal's and Vice-Principal's cabin, staff room and sports facilities. For augmenting the infrastructure in order to keep pace with academic growth, the College management has decided to purchase a piece of land, where a new College building with all the facilities is proposed to be built. The infrastructure is maintained from the financial assistance received from the management and the non-salary grants, since the College is not yet eligible to get U.G.C. grants.

The Trust runs other educational institutes also in the same campus. Hence, the College is run shift wise to use the available infrastructure. Outside agencies, individuals and organizations are allowed to use the infrastructure on request. Several Government organizations hold their selection examinations in the College. The library facility is made available for the general people.

Apart from the N.S.S. units, the students and the employees are involved in keeping the campus neat and clean.

The College has a library with 8615 books and 09 periodicals / magazines. It also subscribes to 10 newspapers. It is open from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on all working days of the College.

A library advisory committee has been constituted with the Principal as the chairman. The committee looks after the purchase of books and management of the library. However, the library facilities are very much limited. It needs up gradation. Efforts must be taken to computerize the library. More journals / periodicals to be subscribed. Not only the library, but also the various departments of the College need to have computer with facility. Each department should now have a departmental library of its own.

It is commendable that sports facility is provided to the students. Playground is being prepared for Kho-Kho, Volley Ball, Atheletics and Kabaddi etc. Modest facilities are available for indoor games like Table Tennis, Carom & Chess etc. There has been a reasonably good student representation at the University and State level games & sports. It is note worthy that one of the students has received a scholarship of Rs. 9000/- from the Sports Authority of India, for excelling in Kho-Kho.

The College does not maintain a proper health center. It is suggested that there should be annual medical check up for students, teachers and staff. It is also suggested that hostel and canteen facilities be provided to the students.

Criterion V: Students Support and Progression.
The current students strength of the College is 531, out of which 205 are girl's students. Details of the two batches i.e. year of entry 1999-2000, and 2000-2001 are given in the self-study report. In the first batch 306 students were admitted to the U.G. programme whereas 221 students were admitted in the second batch. From the first batch, only 131 students and from the second batch 85 students appeared for the final examination. Thus, there has been a high dropout rate of almost 57% in both the batches. The management must take measures to check this high drop out rate by devising appropriate remedies.

The College publishes its updated prospectus annually. It includes details of admission procedures, information about available scholarship, fees structure etc. The update prospectus is made available to the students at the beginning of the academic year. It is quite a comprehensive document, which enlightens the students about the rules and regulations of the College during the study programme. It also includes the list of available subject combinations, management members and the list of teachers. The information regarding facilities available in the College is also mentioned.

The College has just initiated a formal Alumni Association. There is no Career Guidance cell. Whenever the College receives any information about employment opportunity, it informs the students through notice board. The teachers actively participate in academic and personal counseling activities.

The College provides certain recreational / leisure time facilities like indoor and outdoor games, debate club, audio video facilities essay writing competition, literary association, social science association and planning forum which help the students for their all round development. The College encourages activities like sports and N.S.S. Owing to the fact that the College has a substantial percentage of girls' students, it is suggested that a ' Women Cell' should be established. Important support services like health consultancy, placement bureau would take the institution to greater heights. The students' council represents all the students of the College. Class representatives are nominated on the basis of merit, which in turn elect the University student representatives.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management.
The management of 'Terna Public Charitable Trust' looks after the administration of Terna Mahavidyalaya. The management has a personal stake in the development of the College. As per the Maharashtra State University Act, 1994, the Executive Council has constituted a Local Management Committee (L.M.C) The L.M.C. consisting of representative of executive council, representatives of teaching and non-teaching staff, has evolved a mechanism for coordinating and monitoring the administration of the College.

The organization at the top level consists of a Board of Trustees consisting of President, Secretary and members. All the policy decisions are taken in the Board of Trustees. The managing trustee controls the activities of Academic and Account cell, which look after the academic and financial activities of the College respectively. The Local Management Committee meets at least twice a month to ensure effective resource mobilization and management strategies.

The College has conducted professional development programmes for non-teaching staff. They have been given computer training and related knowledge. The College office is fully computerized.

As for as the tuition and fee structure of the College is concerned, there has just been a marginal change, otherwise it is student friendly. The expenditure incurred on various activities of the College is properly maintained and audited periodically. The College plans to start a student's cooperative consumer store. It is also planning to have Group Insurance for the staff of the College. Group insurance of students is done through the university.

Although various loan facilities are made available, the College must have some more specific welfare progammes for its teaching and non-teaching staff.

It is appreciated that the management of the College is very much cooperative and encourages the teaching faculty for academic excellence and to enhance their qualification. The teachers are also encouraged to attend refresher and orientation courses.

Criterion VII : Other Healthy Practices.
An internal quality check mechanism has been evolved to maintain the quality of teaching and learning. The collage has computerized the office management. Team spirit is encouraged in the College.

The functioning of N.S.S. Unit and departmental association pave way for Value based educations. Pulse-Polio Vaccination, Aids Awareness, Adult education and Blood Donation camps are the outreach programmes that are carried by the N.S.S. unit of the College. The College does not have extension activities to reach the community with its knowledge from the classroom and departments.

The College has well equipped Gymkhana. Sports facility is provided to the students.

' Kavya Gandha' magazine gives an opportunity to the creativity of the students.

SECION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS.
The peer team is appreciative of the teacher's collective commitment, students' responsiveness and the management's benevolence to adopt specific quality academic practices in the College. But the peer team has a concern that the management has not been effective in getting a permanent affiliation of the College from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marahwada University, Aurangabad. In spite of the existence of the College in the last fourteen years with a dedicated commitment of teacher collectivity, a serious attempt to get the College permanently affiliated could have been a pragmatic step. This lacuna has affected the College in getting the required infrastructure and other benefits to promote the quality teaching and learning practices. The president of the College Dr. Padmasinhji Bajirao Patil was with the peer team in the College during the lunchtime on 20th March 2004. The peer team has apprised the president; their concern in not getting the permanent affiliation with the university. Also, the peer team highlighted the urgency of the need to have a permanent affiliation. The president and the management of the trust have now realized the need to have a permanent affiliation and agreed to take suitable steps in this matter.

Although, the peer team appreciates the commitment of the teachers in adopting the quality practices in teaching and evaluation, the peer team emphasis's that the teaching faculty has to go an extra mile to translate these practices into a scientific model. The classroom teaching is predominately conventional. There should be a practice of the interactive teaching, as the majority of the students are from the first generational backround.

The peer team has a concern that the drop put rate in each of the classes is disproportionately high. This only shows that the UG teaching as a terminal degree has to have employability criteria to have a retention capability of the students in each class. Towards this, the College should offer the skill development courses like computer courses, tourism and travel management, marketing and survey techniques and home science courses as available in the market. These courses could be an add- on courses. The students with the add-on courses with the arts degree may have the kind of skill development for enhancing their employability in the world of work and thus the retention rate of the students in each class can be sustained.

Similarly the annual examination system for the students does not provide any challenge for an academic and learning practices. There is a scope for the teachers of the College to promote the concurrent evaluation of the students while completing their lesson plans on each theme. With the absence of the concurrent evaluation practices, there is wide chasm between the teaching and learning in the class. This puts the students in a situation to postpone the reflective learning until the annual examination to be held by the university. Ultimately the peer team is of the opinion that the teachers should commit themselves for promoting the reflective learning with all the evaluative practices.

The current effort of the College particularly by the sports education teacher to encourage the sports and gym practices is noteworthy. In fact the students choose this College for their study primarily for the encouragement in sports and physical training programmes. There should be a special effort to institutionalize this sports and physical education practice into a curriculum based courses.

While the peer team has noted the commitment of the teachers in adopting the quality practices in their teaching and learning methods, the team suggests that the teaching faculty should have Curriculum Auditing Practice. The Curriculum auditing Practice is a tool for the teachers to reflect the strength and weakness of the curricular practices at the local level and to forward to the university for modifications at an appropriate time. This curricular practice should be a continuous exercise in the interest of the effective pedagogic skills for promoting quality education.

The proposal for starting the science, commerce and postgraduate courses should be linked to have a permanent campus with permanent buildings for the College. The current arrangement of the location of the College in a building that is meant for the use of the other educational programmes should soon be stopped. The classrooms are improvised arrangement of the sheds meant for the industrial training. Although the peer team noted that the College has taken steps to provide a face-lift to the physical structure of the buildings, the peer team notes the fact that the College should have a building of its own. With this and of the recent arrangement of employing a permanent principal for the College, the management of the College will be taking a firm step to obtain the permanent affiliation for the College. The current practice of going in for an annual affiliation with the university is not a good institutional practice towards the provision of the quality education.

The College should go in for providing a students hostels both girls and boys. It should setup women cell, Grievance Redressal Cell and Career Guidance Cell for the benefit of the students. The arrangement for canteen services should be a top priority. The parent teachers association and also the formation of the Alumni association are to be on priority. The campus structure should be strengthened. The library services should be geared to the needy learners. The library services have to be fully computerized. The College should form a development cell in collaboration with the local resources like trade, industry and NGOs. The College should impress the management to upgrade all of the courses with the required infrastructure.

The Pear Team whishes to place on record their appreciate for the since efforts by the Principal, Management, Teacher Faculty, Non-teaching staff and student for undergoing the Assessment and Accreditation process systematically. Dr. P.N. Jadhav, Shri Ashok Gholkar, Shri. Dhananjay Deolalkar and Shri. Dilip Maske, need special mention for their kind cooperation

The Pear Team wishes a bright future to this College.

Prof. D. Sundaram (Chairman)

Prof. Mamata Satapathy (Member Coordinator)

Dr. Nisha Tiwari (Member)

Dr. Prakash N. Jadhav
Principal
Terna Mahavidyalaya
Osmanabad. Maharashtra

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