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Uma Mahavidyalaya, Pandharpur, Maharashtra


Uma Mahavidyalaya, Pandharpur, Maharashtra
Pandharpur (District Solapur)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 413304

Uma Mahavidyalaya, Pandharpur Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Uma Mahavidyalaya, Pandharpur Maharashtra is also known as Uma College, Pandharpur. Uma Mahavidyalaya, Pandharpur Maharashtra was established on / in 1989.

Principal of Uma Mahavidyalaya, Pandharpur Maharashtra is Dr. Parichrak D. S..

Uma Mahavidyalaya is situated in Pandharpur of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Pandharpur comes under Pandharpur Tehsil, Solapur District.

Fax # of Uma Mahavidyalaya, Pandharpur Maharashtra is 229000.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Uma Mahavidyalaya, Pandharpur Maharashtra are 9850671485, 9822522071.

email ID(s) is Uma Mahavidyalaya Pandharpur Maharashtra

Contact Details of Uma Mahavidyalaya, Pandharpur Maharashtra are : 02186-222444, 227171

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Uma Mahavidyalaya, Pandharpur Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree, Computer Applications, Business Management stream(s).

Approval details: Uma Mahavidyalaya is affiliated with Solapur University, Solapur


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The First Prime Minister of our country, Jawaharlal Nehru, rightly said 'If the universities discharge their duty adequately, then, it is well with the nation and the people'. Affiliated and constituent colleges are units of the university. If the colleges function effectively then the universities can function adequately. In view of this, it is essential to evaluate the performance of the colleges in terms of their level of academic credibility. This will help us to identify the ways and means of overcoming their inadequacies. From this perspective assessment and accreditation will serve a very useful purpose. The concern of the NAAC is to enhance the quality of higher education.

Generally, the establishment of an institution is the result of dedication and sacrifice of the founder members with the objective of rendering services to the people who have been neglected. Pandharpur is one of the well known pilgrim centres in India. It is also known as the Dakshin Kashi of India. Shri Pandhurang Shikshan Prasarak Mandal was established by Sudhakar Paricharak who is popularly known as a doyen in the field of cooperative movement and as a political saint. Shri Pandhurang Shikshan Prasarak Mandal started Uma Mahavidyalaya, Pandharpur, in 1989 with the commitment of imparting education to the people of this area. Its basic objective is to cater to the increasing population by providing educational opportunities to the desirous. The college was started with 60 students and now its strength has gone up to 1000 for degree courses. The management has attempted to promote academic excellence of the college in a short period of 13 years. The college has two faculties, Arts and Commerce. The college offers courses leading to BA and B Com degrees. There are 5 departments in the arts faculty and 2 departments in the commerce faculty. It is a government-aided college. It has applied for recognition by the UGC under 2F and 12B. This college is affiliated to the Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharastra.

The college volunteered to be assessed by the NAAC, Bangalore and submitted its Self-Study Report. The NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof. Balwant Jani, Former Vice-Chancellor, North Gujrath University, Patan and Chairperson, National Council for Teacher Education (N.C.T.E.) Western Region Committee, Bhopal as Chairman, Dr. S. S. Patagundi, Head, Dept. of Political Science, Karnatak University, Dharwad as Member Coordinator, and Prof. N. Vara Prasad Rao, Principal, Nagarjuna Govt. College, Nalgonda as Member. Prof. L. Madhuranath, Academic Consultant, NAAC is the internal coordinator.

The Peer Team during their visit on 19th and 20th August 2004 and after validating the Self-Study Report, looking through the existing infrastructure facilities and interacting with all the constituents of the college, would like to make the following observations on the identified criteria of assessment.

Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
A college cannot achieve academic excellence unless it has clear vision and objectives. The ultimate objective of any educational institution is to train young men and women. Here, it is very pertinent to note how we train our students. In this respect Dr. S. Radhakrishnan has said, 'If we want to build a great nation, we must train young men and women who have character'. From this perspective, it is very significant to assess the goals and objectives of every educational institution for understanding how our young men and women are trained. The objective of the institution should be reviewed from time to time in this era of globalization.

The goals and objectives of the college are clearly stated in its report. The college has modest goals and objectives and its constituents appear to be keen on pursuing the same for overall development of the institution. In the Arts and Commerce faculties, English, Hindi and Marathi are offered as second languages. In addition to four subjects in Arts, three inter-disciplinary subjects are also offered as optional. The Commerce faculty offers varied subjects in conformity with the latest trends in Commerce education. The teaching programmes are designed keeping in view the goals of the institution and socio-economic conditions of the area.

An attempt has been made to explain how the mission and goals are reflected through the curricula of the college. The curriculum is expected to provide a thorough exposure to the various aspects of life. It is primarily determined by the way in which faculty members teach the various subjects in the college. Faculty members discuss among themselves and express their views on a proposed syllabus. Their views and suggestions are conveyed through one of the faculty members to the university. The college welcomes the suggestions and recommendations given the by the academic peers. The college has started some courses namely Computer Course in Application, Elementary Course in English and Library Management Course. Some teachers are members of the Board of Studies. College-Industry Neighborhood Networking has been established with various organizations. Two teachers are members of the Selection Committee of the Shivaji University, Kolhapur. The college attempts to organize various activities for promoting an interdisciplinary perspective to understand the problems of contemporary relevance. The central evaluation of B.A.II examination has taken place in this college for the last 4 years.

The peer team feels that the subjects like Computer Science, Political Science and Sociology should be introduced. Such subjects will help the students to get more opportunities.

Criterion II : Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The students get admission for the various courses on the basis of marks obtained at the qualifying exam. The college follows the transparent process of admission. The programmes of teaching and learning are outlined as per the requirements of the University, the UGC and the Government of Maharashtra. The facilities provided by the college for running the teaching - learning programmes are satisfactory. The performance of the students is evaluated by conducting internal tests twice a year, terminal examination, home assignment, question answer method in the class rooms to assess the performance/academic progress of the students. The students of some departments go for regular study tours. This contributes to the improved performance of the students in the university examinations. Usual procedures are followed to recruit teachers as per the norms of the UGC and the Government of Maharastra. The College has a mechanism for evaluating the teaching work of the faculty members. The strength of the teaching staff of the college is 20 and out of 16 permanent teachers four teachers have M.Phil degrees. Out of 4 temporary teachers one is an M.Phil. degree holder. Three teachers have registered for Ph.D. One teacher of the college is a member of the Board of Studies. All teachers of the college stick to the schedule of the University for completing the syllabus. There are 232 working days, of which 180 are teaching days. So far 10 teachers have attended the refresher course. The college has a proposal to organize seminars /workshops on subjects of public importance. A number of teachers have attended orientation courses. Three teachers have attended national level seminars and five teachers have attended international seminars. Lectures are arranged by eminent persons. Self-appraisal method is followed to assess the performance of the teachers.

Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
Though the college has nearly 30% of its teachers with research degrees and three have registered for PhD. The college needs to pay attention to developing research culture. One of the faculty members of this college is doing very good translation work from English to Marathi. The college proposes to offer consultancy in future.

The extension activities of the college are related to adult education, Vivek Vahini and NSS activities. Three teachers are in charge of these activities. The broad areas of the various extension activities of the college are community development, social work, health and hygiene awareness, medical camp, blood donation camps, AIDS awareness, environmental awareness and adult education and literacy. Some of these activities are organized in collaboration with NGOs. The cultural department organizes various competitions such as debate, elocution, music, mehandi and dance. The college encourages the students to participate in sports. A number of students have participated in inter-zonal and university sports meets and brought credit to the institution.

Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college is located in a Taluka place (urban area) with 0.8695 acre of land. It proposes a master plan for the college campus including the existing buildings. The college has 29 rooms consisting of library, computer room, staff room, ladies' room, boys' room, guest room, study room, gymkhana, principal's cabin, office etc. The central valuation of the degree courses takes place in the college building. The college has been recently granted permanent affiliation. This may help the college to get funds for infrastructure. The college does not have its own playground. The students use the railway ground for sports. Rotary club and Inner Wheel club organize their programmes in the college premises. Zee TV conducts cultural programmes in the college building. As a social gesture the college campus is made available to marriage ceremonies during the holidays. Some of the alumni and present students generate the resources for the college. There is a library advisory committee, which prepares budget and allocates funds for purchasing books and subscribing to journals for the library. The library has interconnection with Br.Khrdekar Library, Shivaji University and Karmaveer Granthalaya, KBP College Pandharpur. The library provides book bank facility for the benefit of the students. The library is kept open on working days for 11 hours. A big reading room is newly constructed and it can be used as an auditorium in times of need. The library gets 12 journals and 15 newspapers. The external PG students make use of the college library. There is Xerox facility. A canteen is available. The college does not have a hostel. There are 5 computers and one printer. The maintenance of the computers is on contract basis. This service is available from 9:00AM to 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM to 5:00PM. The College encourages sports by providing the required facilities. Two students have participated in the state-level sports meet. There is a physical education director to guide and train the students. The college has provided very good toilet facilities for staff members and students. Health awareness is promoted by arranging a series of lectures. First aid facility is always available.

Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
The drop out rate of the students is nearly 25%. About 25% of the students get admission for PG courses. So far 2 students have cleared the SET and two have NET also. Two students have passed BSRB examination. One student of this college has done CA. Alumnus of this college hold eminent position in various fields. The college has Alumni Association, which contributes to the growth of the institution. There is an Employment Cell with a placement officer to guide and train students for shaping their career. The college publishes a prospectus annually. Student support services such as health services, scholarships and college annual magazine are worthy of appreciation. The central and state government instituted scholarships are available. The college encourages meritorious students by providing freeships for the economically backward. The evaluation of teachers by the students is a good practice. Recreation facilities are provided by the college.

Criterion VI : Organization and Management
Being a government aided college, the administration is carried out within the rules and regulations of the state government. The various administrative and academic duties are performed as per the direction and guidelines of the management. The academic calendar prepared by the university is being adhered to and there is a separate committee consisting of 4 members to prepare the academic calendar for the college. An in built mechanism of quality checks is added to the efficient functioning of the college. The college has a programme of training the non-teaching staff in operating computer. Both the teaching and non-teaching staff get representation in the Local Management Committee. Budgeting and auditing procedures are standardised as per the rules of the state government. The college has deficit budget. The Peer Team feels that the college and the management have to identify the strategy of moblising the resources to overcome the problem of deficit budget.

There is a Grievance Redressal Cell. In case of a grievance relating to staff members, a meeting is convened with the Principal and efforts are made to resolve the problem. There are a number of welfare schemes for both teaching and non-teaching staff. The college has Uma Credit Society for the benefit of the teaching and non-teaching staff extending loan facilities. The college encourages to attain the academic excellence.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
Team spirit is promoted and decision-making mechanism is democratic in the college. Self-appraisal method for evaluating the performance of the teachers and evaluation of the teachers by the students are very good practices. Analysis of the results of the students in the examinations for working out the strategy to overcome the deficiency of the students is also a good practice.

The activities such as collecting funds for national calamities like Latur and Gujarat earthquakes, the Kargil War, working as volunteers in assisting the pilgrims in the town will certainly inculcate civic responsibility.

Introduction of Certificate courses provided an opportunity to the students local community to seek self-employment after completing of the course. Conducting study tours will enhance the vision of the students and will go a long way in instilling confidence in them. The activities of Vive Vahini and Nature Club are commendable and need further encouragement. The department of English, on the whole is doing an exceptionally good job in imparting language skills to the students.

The college is in urban area. The college has completed 15 years of its existence. The Peer Team after going through the Self-Study Report and institutional visit it is happy to record that the institution is making efforts to provide quality higher education to the students. Committed and dedicated teachers, dynamic and sincere Principal and positive and benevolent management are some of the noteworthy features of the institution. Results of the college are satisfactory. There is a team spirit and cordial relationship among various constituents of the college. Extra and co-curricular activities are carried out with active cooperation and participation of teaching and non-teaching staff. The students are disciplined and talented and the college functions harmoniously.

Fifteen years is a very short period in the long and unending journey of fulfillment of an institution. It has to cross so many hurdles and reach new heights. To plan strategies for further development and to enhance the quality of education imparted in the institution, the Peer Team would like to make the following recommendations.

Recommendations :
Efforts may be made to introduction of Economics and Psychology in T.Y.B.A.
Steps may be taken to introduce Political Science and Sociology in Arts Faculty to provide more options to the students.

To keep pace with the modern times, introduction of Computer subjects at U.G. level may be considered.

Keeping pace with the increase in the students strength, enhanced sports facilities may be provided.

Liaison may be made with the District Sports authority to extend training various sports disciplines to the strengths.

It is desirable to provide additional sports facilities to the girls including a separate room for practice.

The management may seriously think about introducing Science faculty in the college to make it a full fledged institution.

Thrust may be given to introduction of certificate / short term job oriented courses on self-finance basis.

The management may also give a thought to starting of Diploma and PG courses in the near future.

The management may take steps to acquire land to provide playground to the sportspersons and the college.

The department of English may think of starting a 'Language Laboratory'.

The department of commerce may take up establishment of 'Commerce Laboratory' to give practical orientation to the students.

Prof. Balwant Jani, Chairman

Prof. S. S.Patagundi, Member Coordinator

Prof. N. Vara Prasad Rao, Member

(D. S. Paricharak)
Uma Mahavidyalaya,
Pandharpur, Dist. Solapur

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