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KBP College, Pandharpur, Maharashtra
KBP College, Pandharpur, Maharashtra
Pandharpur (District Solapur)
Maharashtra, IndiaPin Code : 413304
KBP College, Pandharpur Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. KBP College, Pandharpur Maharashtra is also known as Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Mahavidyalaya. KBP College, Pandharpur Maharashtra is managed by Society: Rayat Shikshan Sanstha. KBP College, Pandharpur Maharashtra was established on / in 1960.
Principal of KBP College, Pandharpur Maharashtra is KN Gange (9890487052).
KBP College is situated in Pandharpur of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Pandharpur comes under Pandarpur Tehsil, Solapur District.
Fax # of KBP College, Pandharpur Maharashtra is 228258.
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Contact Details of KBP College, Pandharpur Maharashtra are : (02186) 223104, 228644
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M.A.(His, Geo, Eco,Mar, Eng,Hin)
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NAAC report of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil MahavidyalayaSECTION I : INTRODUCTION
Rayat Shikshan Sanstha Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Mahavidyalaya, Pandharpur 413304, Dist. Solapur Maharashtra was established way back in June 1960 known as Pandharpur College, Pandharpur. It was then located in Namanand Maharaja Math. It was single faculty college with an initial strength of 20 students. Within two years, the Managing Committee, viz., Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara added Science Faculty with only 18 students. Again in 1964, the Commerce Faculty was also introduced with 32 students. The postgraduate departments in the Faculties of Arts and Commerce were started in June 1973. It has been creditable for the college to make such a quick progress in adding Science and Commerce classes within a span of four years.
The college is situated in Pandharpur, which is one of the very sacred places also known as 'South Kashi' of India. It is situated on the bank of holy river 'Chandrabhaga' (Bhima). This city is well-known all over the country for the God 'Vithobha'. The followers of Saint Namdeo also throng to this place. Not less than one to two Million people visit this city as pilgrims in a year.
The nomenclature of the college was changed to Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Mahavidyalaya, Pandharpur in 1992 in the name of the founder of the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha. The establishment of this college by the Sanstha needs to be appreciated as it opened the doors of higher education to the downtrodden and poor people of this backward area. It is affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Prior to this, it was affiliated to University of Pune, Pune. The motto of this Sanstha is 'Education through self-help'. The Management is well-known in Maharashtra for its contribution in promoting the cause of education. Its annual budget is more than Rs. 108 crores and more than 4,00,000 students are pursuing education. It is also covered under 2(f) and 12B of UGC since June 1972.
Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Mahavidyalaya, Pandharpur volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council by submitting their self-study report. National Assessment and Accreditation Council constituted an expert committee to visit the college and validate its self-study report. The Peer Team comprises Prof. H.S. Soch as Chairman (Former Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar), Dr. R.M. Chidambaram, Professor and Head, Dept. of Bank Management, Alagappa University, Karaikudi (Tamil Nadu) as Member Coordinator and Sr. M. Carmel Rita, Principal, St. Agnes College, Bendore, Mangalore as Member. The team visited the institution for three days i.e. from July 29, 2004 to July 31, 2004.
The Peer Team carefully perused and analyzed the self-study report submitted by the institute. During institutional visit, the Peer Team went through the relevant documents, visited the departments and interacted with the various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and other facilities of the institution were visited. The Peer Team also interacted at length with the Principal, teaching faculty, students, non-teaching staff, parents and alumni of the institution. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, the Peer Team has taken up the assessment and accreditation of the college.
SECTION II : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS :
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
One of the important objectives of the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha is to promote higher education to all segments of the society, especially the downtrodden, socially and economically backward sections. In pursuance of this aim, the Managing Committee had established this college in addition to many other educational institutions with a view to provide higher education both at the undergraduate and at postgraduate level to the poor, down trodden and people of this backward region of Maharashtra. It is nice to see the college expanding from undergraduate to postgraduate teaching and the number of students crossing 2,500 within a span of three decades.
In the Faculty of Arts, they are offering B.A. special in seven subjects, i.e. English, Marathi, Hindi, History, Geography, Political Science and Economics. However, Education and Psychology are taught upto II Year B.A. level. In the Faculty of Science, there are seven subjects, viz. Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics, Statistics and Electronics. In the Faculty of Commerce, subjects are related to Commerce and Management. The postgraduate classes are held in the subjects of English, Marathi, Economics, History, Hindi and Commerce. In addition, the college is running Bachelor of Library and Information Science, a 2-Year programme under Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik. Another Certificate course in Computer Applications, viz. Maharashtra State Course in Information Technology is offered as Three-Months' programme. The college is also organizing various curricular and co-curricular activities with a view to develop all-round personality of the students. There is no provision of any horizontal or vertical mobility, as the same is not being provided by the University. However, some elective options are available to the students.
The course curricula are designed by the Shivaji University, Kolhapur in which the colleges, in general, do not have any role. Some teachers of the college happen to be members of the different academic bodies, like Board of Studies, Faculty, Academic Council, etc., but in general, it is felt by the teachers that curriculum designing continues to be determined by the University teachers with the result that the college is more or less having no role in restructuring or redesigning the curriculum. Some teachers who happen to be on the boards of studies do participate.
The college cannot introduce any new programme of its own unless permitted by the State Government and the University. The government and the University are encouraging the colleges to go in for self-financing courses on the basis of zero grants. However, the affiliation is granted only after the college fulfils the basic requirements.
Criterion II : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The college has a strong faculty of 71 teachers, out of whom, 31 teachers are having the research degree of M. Phil. / Ph.D. There are no temporary teachers. The college, however, has appointed eight part-time teachers on Clock-Hour Basis. The workload of the Clock-Hour-Basis teachers varies from 26 hrs to 58 hrs in a month. The number of technical and administrative staff is 60. It is commendable that a good percentage of teachers is holding the research degree; and that virtually the teaching work is in the hands of permanent faculty. The number of students is almost 2,700, out of whom, more than 800 women students are studying in this college. It is nice to see that women students of this backward region are coming forward in a big way to receive higher education. At the same time, it is little distressing to see that there are only three women teachers as against 71 teachers.
The admission of the students is based on the policy laid down by Shivaji University, Kolhapur including the reservation policy. The students in the field of sports and co-curricular activities are preferred in case they have some credentials at State or at National Level. Admission is basically on merit. After the students are admitted, they undergo some orientation programmes, wherein they are enlightened about the various programmes during the year.
The college prepares the academic calendar of the year in the light of the course guidelines. Timetable and classes are allocated right in the beginning of the session. The heads hold the meetings of their departments wherein the details of the curriculum completion are finalized. The syllabi is unitized, distributed over three quarters. The pre-allotment of number of lectures per unit is fixed. The Principal ensures the implementation of the academic calendar. The college holds class / House Tests / Monthly Tests / Term Tests in order to ensure that students continue to study properly. The annual examinations are conducted by the University on the basis of the syllabi conveyed to the colleges every year. The degrees are also awarded by the University. It was good to see that the academic calendar is followed in letter and spirit.
The teachers are recruited through a constituted committee according to the rules of the University and the State Government. The Selection Committee comprises of the Chairman of the Management, Principal of the college, Head of the concerned department, two nominees of the Vice-Chancellor; one of whom is a subject expert, and two experts to be nominated by the Chairperson from a panel of experts, not connected with the college and approved by the Vice-Chancellor. The approval for appointment of teachers has to be obtained from the Government of Maharashtra and Shivaji University, Kolhapur on the recommendation of the said Selection Committee.
The teaching is carried out in accordance with the teaching plan prepared by the departments. At the end of every academic year, teachers have to prepare the teaching plans for the subjects allotted to them for the next academic year by taking into account the subject content and availability of time. Teaching plans of all teachers in a department are consolidated together to formulate the teaching plan document of the Department.
After admission, students are exposed to curricular and co-curricular activities. These include classroom lectures, practical component in Science subjects, seminars, group discussions, educational tours and visits to various historical places and to local industries. In addition, in some of the subjects, students are involved in project work. Students' knowledge and skills are assessed through internal assessment, practical tests, seminars, surprise tests, and quiz competitions, etc. Internal assessment mechanism is helpful to identify the educationally disadvantaged students. Well-defined bridge and remedial courses are not available to the weak students. Likewise, the enrichment programme is also not designed for the brilliant students. The teachers, however, offer special guidance, personal counselling, and personality development programmes to both slow and advanced learners.
The teachers participate in the orientation and refresher courses as required under the service promotion rules. The college also encourages teachers to attend various workshops related to their fields. Two teachers visited the foreign countries under cultural exchange scheme. Two teachers have attended international conferences.
The college had organized One day / Two-day seminar by every department of the college. Surprisingly, leaving Hindi, other departments organized these in the month of February 2003 for obvious reasons. Likewise, most of the teachers also took up some projects only during this year. Some departments have undertaken projects of local significance by associating students.
Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college has 71 teaching staff members, out of whom, 12 are Ph.D. and 19 are M.Phils. In addition, nine teachers have registered themselves as part-timers to complete their Ph.D. This aspect of the college is commendable as it indicates the sensitization of the teachers towards acquiring the research degrees. Moreover, the fact that four of its teachers had done Ph.D. under F.I.P. scheme is an indicator of the Management's intention to help teachers in this direction. It was also noticed that five of its teachers are publishing their work and five of them had presented papers in different seminars / conferences, etc. Some teachers are approved Guides for research. One teacher is having a major project of DST in collaboration with Institute of Science, Mumbai with an outlay of Rs. 7.00 Lakh. In addition, the college has undertaken three Minor Research Projects with assistance from UGC.
Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara publishes a Bi-Annual Research Journal wherein the employees of the Sanstha could publish their research work.
The college is claiming that its Department of Chemistry has started giving consultancy to the Sugar industry.
The extension activities programme of the college is fairly satisfactory. There are three Programme Officers with one coordinator who are holding the charge of extension services in addition to their teaching work. Two of its teachers are designated as Coordinators of extension services in addition to their teaching load. The extension activities of the college include community development, health and hygiene awareness, adult education and literature, Aids awareness, environment awareness, blood donation camps, medical camps, social work, tree-plantation, etc. The NSS students also have taken up the 'Swachhata Abhiyan' at different places. The college students are tested for their blood group at the time of admission. They have also supplied list of donors to the blood bank. These students are available for donating blood in the case of emergency. The college got prize for this activity. The college NCC unit is quite active. Some of its cadets are selected to attend the various NCC camps organized at different places. It also helps the college in enforcing discipline on such days when the functions are held in the college.
Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has sufficient infrastructure to meet the requirements of the college, for its various activities. The main building of the college comprises of two floors with three wings. On the Ground Floor, they have Departments of Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Gymkhana, Principal's office, Staff room, office stores, Commerce Department, classrooms, Health Centre, non-residential Centre of YCMOU office. At the I Floor, Departments of Physics, Botany, Zoology, Geography, Computer Centre etc. are located. In addition, the college has quarters for the non-teaching staff, canteen, Principal's residence, Registrar's residence, Rector's residence, Xerox Centre, STD Booth, Floor Mill, etc. The college is working in two shifts. In the morning session, classes in the faculties of Arts and Commerce are held from 7.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., whereas the faculty of Science and junior college classes are held from 10.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. The classes of YCMOU, competitive examinations and extra period for different classes are held on Sundays. The laboratories are well-equipped. The classrooms have sufficient furniture and are properly ventilated. The filtered water is available in the college office.
The college performance in Gymkhana is appreciable. They have always been winning positions. In the year 2000-01, two of its students had obtained first position in the University. Four students had participated in Relay Races and had obtained First position in the University. Their Wrestlers also had obtained Third position in the University. The college gives financial assistance to the players and also gives tracksuits, spike suites, kneecaps, shirts, etc. Distinguished players are awarded the blazers. The college also has its own playground with a dimension of 400 x 300'. The equipment with the Gymkhana is also satisfactory. The students play Cricket, Volleyball, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Football and Athletics.
The college has a very spacious library having more than 85,000 books. The college has constituted an Advisory Committee, which takes care of the library activities. It is also noted that the college is subscribing to more than 50 periodicals and the amount spent by the college for the purchase of books, etc. is more than 2.00 lakh every year. The library remains open from 7.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. The library provides 'Home Lending' facility to the people in the vicinity. The 'Book Bank' facility is a boon for the needy students.
There is a central computer facility in the college. It consists of 21 computers of different configurations, including eight Pentium-IV, nine Software packages, Scanners, Digital Camera and Printers including the laser printer. This centre is also catering to teaching the course of MS-CIT for the duration of three months and B.Sc. students also do their practicals here.
The college has a health centre. A doctor is appointed to look after the health centre. The basic medicines and First-Aid kits are available. Water purifiers are available in the staff room.
The men and women students can stay in the college hostel. The number of men and women students living in the hostel is around 60 each. The inmates of the hostel share the total expenditure on food under the 'Club' system.
Criterion V : Students' Support and Progression
The college publishes its own updated prospectus annually. It is a quite comprehensive document which gives details regarding the rules for admission and cancellation, fee charged, courses offered, the rules of examination and internal assessment, the code of conduct, the details of the various kinds of scholarships available to the students, hostel rules, academic calendar, rules of the library, etc.
The scholarships offered by the Central Government pertain to National Hindi Scholarship and National Merit Scholarship. The State Govt. is also offering scholarships for the various backward classes, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, physically handicapped 'Ekalavya' scholarship, etc. The government also gives free-ship to the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, S.B.C. and VJNT. A good number of students had obtained the State Govt. scholarship and free-ship. It was interesting to see that more than 75% of the students were getting scholarships / freeships one way or the other.
It was commendable to note that the drop-out rate in this backward region was less than 10%. In 2002-03, only 164 students dropped out against the enrolment of 2476. A good number of students join postgraduate departments in this college and elsewhere. Seven students had cleared NET/SET in the last five years. The college has an Employment Cell wherein the services of three teachers are also utilized. They offer counselling to the students about the special courses of YCMOU, Nashik. Career guidance with the help of Employment Officers of the area is also imparted. The college has reported that seventy of its students went in for self-employment.
The Alumni Association was recently formed in March 2003. Many of its students are placed at responsible positions.
Criterion VI : Organization and Management
The college is administered by Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara. This is the apex body that controls the administration, approves the various development schemes, approves the budget of the college and takes policy decisions. In addition, the college has a local Managing Committee which functions as per Clause 85 of Maharashtra University Act. It comprises of the Chairman or his nominee, the Secretary of Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara, three members nominated by the Chairman, three nominees of the teachers, a nominee of the non-teaching staff and the Principal, who is also Member Secretary. It prepares the budget and discusses financial matters of the colleges. It makes recommendations to the Managing Committee for various policy decisions. This committee basically advises the Principal regarding admissions, distribution of workload and such other matters as relate to internal management of the college.
A good number of committees are formed by the Principal according to the Maharashtra University Act, like Students' Council, Attendance Committee, etc. The Principal is assisted by three Vice-Principals, one each from the Faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce, the Registrar, the Office Superintendent. It has also constituted couple of committees for democratizing the administration of the college. The college also has an internal audit mechanism. The two internal audits are done by the Management Auditors every year. The college has a deficit budget. The deficit is met by the Management from its funds.
There are number of welfare schemes in the college, like Rayat Sewak Kutumb Kalyan Yojna, Rayat Sevak Cooperative Bank, Satara, Rayat Sevak Welfare Fund and Laxmibai Bhaurao Patil Education Inspiration Cooperative Credit Society, Satara. It also provides free education facilities to the Sanstha employees. In addition, there is a Teacher Benevolent Fund created by Shivaji University Teachers' Association. In this fund, a teacher has to subscribe Rs. 1,500/-. A sum of Rs. 50,000/- is available to the nominee of the teacher in the event of his death. There is a scheme of students' insurance, which is compulsory for all the students.
Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
The college has established the following healthy practices:
The college provides value-based education to the students through the organization of lectures by eminent persons from time to time.
It keeps four classrooms open as reading halls at night up to 12.00 p.m.
The 'Earn and Learn' scheme is initiated in this college.
The college has a health center, which provides medical facilities.
A good number of welfare schemes for the Sanstha employees and the students are available in the college.
The college inculcates civic responsibility among students through NCC/NSS and other co-curricular activities.
'Book Lending' facility started by the college library from this year to the people in the neighbouring colonies is appreciable.
Projects on 'Effective Microorganism', 'Gappi Fish', 'Vermiculture' undertaken by Botany and Zoology departments are environment friendly.
Students of nearby schools are motivated by the Maharashtra Talent Search Committee to participate in the examination.
The Botanical Garden is a pride of institution as it has a collection of rare plants.
SECTION III : OVERALL ANALYSIS
The college which was established in 1960 with 20 students in the Faculty of Arts; was able to introduce the Faculty of Science in 1962 and the Faculty of Commerce in 1964. The postgraduate classes were introduced in 1973. It is gratifying to see that this college today is catering to more than 2700 students drawn from the backward and the rural area of Maharashtra. Moreover, the number of women students is quite encouraging, which is an indication of the realization amongst the village folk of the region regarding the importance of providing education to the women. It is being run by a Managing Committee which is one of the very important organizations in Maharashtra and which is running the maximum number of institutions in the State. The result is that the college has a strong background. The college records are well maintained. There is an internal audit twice a year by a Chartered Accountant of the Managing Committee. Its audit is also done by the Government. It was seen that there was no major objection reported by the auditors. The other office work pertaining to examination fees, expenditure, establishment, routine correspondence with the University was found to be satisfactory. The college infrastructure and the availability of the learning resources is in consonance with the requirements.
The performance of the college in academics, sports and cultural activities is fairly satisfactory. The extension activity performed by NSS volunteers and NCC cadets deserves appreciation. It is not difficult to conclude that the college Principal and his team of teachers and administrative staff are striving hard to improve the functioning of the college. It was also encouraging to see that there was realization amongst the teachers and the Management to further improve the quality of education.
The Peer Team would like to make the following suggestions for consideration and implementation with a view to improve and strengthen the academic climate of the college :
The college will do well in developing self-financing courses like Office Administration, Entrepreneurship to be conducted by Commerce Department. These courses will provide vocation for the students as well as resources for the development of the institution. The college should also ensure that it is able to start some vocational and I.T. courses including Computer Application, Tax Procedures and Practices, so that job opportunities for students are enhanced.
Job oriented / need based courses like Cooking, Nutrition, Home Science, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Child Rearing etc. can be thought of for the benefit of the students.
Western Maharashtra is known as Sugar Belt of the State. It will be, therefore, useful for the college to impart training in Sugar Chemistry and / or Sugar Technology as self-financing course for one year duration. This will create employment opportunities for the students of this college.
It should approach the Agriculture and Horticulture departments for starting short-term courses, like fruit and vegetable preservation, farm machinery and tools repairs, etc. as per local needs as this is the need of the region which has a strong agrarian base.
The college would do well to set up a language laboratory for the benefit of English, Hindi and Marathi departments which would be much helpful as majority of the students have rural background.
The college should construct an auditorium for holding different kind of functions in the college.
The library services requires to be computerized more so when the number of books is more than 80,000.
The college should purchase multimedia, teaching machines, video cassettes etc. for strengthening the Teaching-Learning programme.
It must establish a commerce laboratory, which would pave way for better understanding of the subject and improve the learning skill in wards.
The college needs to encourage teachers to attend National and International seminars / conferences / symposia in order to update their knowledge in their respective subjects. The teachers need to publish research papers in National and International journals.
In order to nurture the sports talent of students, the college may think of availing the services of coaches in different sports events.
The college may approach the Sports Authority of India for financing the college by way of better playgrounds and for the construction of a multipurpose gymnasium hall. The help of the University Grants Commission could also be taken.
The college will do well in formulating feed back and evaluation from the stakeholders. Course / faculty evaluation by students will provide excellent inputs for the faculty to fine-tune curriculum and skills. Similar feed back from alumni and peer institutions will provide quality continuum.
The college is advised to establish some linkages with institutes of higher learning within the State as well as outside the State. The faculty members should approach the different agencies to pursue the research and also to take up minor research projects.
The Computer Centre needs further strengthening with more computers with latest configurations. The Centre has to design short-term courses on computer applications for the benefit of Arts and Commerce students.
The Placement Cell has to popularize the 'Self Help Group' concept amongst final year students so as to develop them as potential entrepreneurs in their areas of interest.
Science and Commerce departments have to strengthen their industrial linkages in order to ensure institution-industry interactions beneficial to the students' community.
Remedial coaching in English is a boon to majority of students with rural background. Hence this has to be attempted in an on-going basis.
'Earn and Learn' scheme needs to be popularized not only on the campus, but also outside the campus by enlisting the support of local business houses and entrepreneurial community.
The members of the Peer Team would like to place on record their sincere appreciation and thanks to the Principal, the Management, the faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni for their support and assistance during the visit of NAAC Peer Team.
Prof. H. S. Soch
Dr. R. M. Chidambaram
Sr. M. Carmel Rita A. C.
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