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Navgan Shikshan Sanstha Rajuris Art and Commerce College (NSSR), Parli Vaijnath, Maharashtra


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Navgan Shikshan Sanstha Rajuris Art and Commerce College (NSSR), Parli Vaijnath, Maharashtra
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Parli Vaijnath (District Beed)
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Navgan Shikshan Sanstha Rajuris Art and Commerce College (NSSR), Parli Vaijnath Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Navgan Shikshan Sanstha Rajuris Art and Commerce College (NSSR), Parli Vaijnath Maharashtra was established on / in 1993.


Navgan Shikshan Sanstha Rajuris Art and Commerce College (NSSR) is situated in Parli Vaijnath of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.


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Navgan Shikshan Sanstha Rajuris Art and Commerce College (NSSR), Parli Vaijnath Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).


Approval details: Navgan Shikshan Sanstha Rajuris Art and Commerce College (NSSR) is affiliated with Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad



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NAAC report of Navgan Shikshan Sanstha Rajuris Art and Commerce College

Preamble:
The college was founded by Navgan Shikshan Sanstha Rajuri Education society in September 1993 in the semi urban area of Parli Vaijnath Dist. Beed. The management runs several other educational institutions besides this college. The mission of the college is to impart quality education to the students of Parli and nearby areas and make them respectable citizens. The aim is overall development of the students through extra curricular activities and to provide a platform so that they could face the challenges of the competitive world. The college is affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. It is a grant-in-aid institution, spread in an area of 2.0 acres. The college runs UG programs in Arts and Commerce. The Art faculty hosts 12 departments viz English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Sociology, History, Geography, Political Science, Economics, Physical Education, Music and Home-Science. There are 29 teachers out of which 22 are permanent and 7 are temporary. Two teachers possess Ph.D. degree while three others are holding M.Phil. degree as their highest qualification. The number of non-teaching staff in the college is 11 (Permanent & temporary). The total strength of the students during the academic year 2003-04 is 1420 out of which 182 are girls. The unit cost of education for the year 2002-03 is Rs. 6548. The temporal plan of the academic work of the college is annual. The college has support services such as central library, computer lab in Commerce department, canteen, games and sports facility and a vehicle parking shed. The college has a grievance redressal cell and a welfare scheme for its employees.

The college volunteered to be assessed by NAAC, Bangalore and submitted its Self Study Report in September 2003. NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of Dr. M. C. Agrawal, Professor of Chemistry and Dean CDC, Rani Durgawati Vishwavidhyalaya, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh as its Chairperson and Prof. J. K. Mohapatra, Professor of Political Science, Berhempur University, Berhempur, Orrisa as Member Coordinator. Dr. Jagannath S. Patil, Assistant Advisor, NAAC was the Internal Coordinator.

The team analyzed the Self Study Report of the college. During the visit the team went through all relevant documents, departmental facilities and support services. The Peer Team interacted with all constituents of the college. After this exercise, the Peer Team wishes to record the following observations on the identified criteria of assessment laid down by NAAC:

SECTION II
CRITERION I: Curricular Aspects:
The college has clear goals and objects and its constituents are keen to pursue the same for overall development of the students in the semi urban area. The college offers twenty subject options at UG Arts level. At B.Com. level the students have elective options such as cost accountancy and taxation. Hindi, Marathi and Urdu are options available to the students for the second language. The college is likely to start some short term ( 15 to 30 days courses) with the help of Shramic Vidyapeeth, Aurangabad on Marketing and Salesmanship, Enterpreneurship Development Program, Campus Gardening, Personality Development and Tally. The teaching programs are offered keeping in view the goals, missions and socio-economic conditions of the area and to provide flexibility in elective options. The college has developed a mechanism to obtain feed back from academic pears, brilliant students and parents so as they could redesign the teaching programs as per the needs of the society. Teachers of the college have served in the academic bodies of the universities and have contributed to the review and redesigning of the courses. The college takes three to six months to introduce a new academic programme. The programs offered by the college are consistent with the goals and objectives of the college.

CRITERION II : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The students are admitted to the various courses on the basis of their academic records in accordance with the rules and regulations of the University. The college conducts class tests through objective type multiple-choice questions to assess the conceptual ability of the students. The syllabi are unitized and teachers maintain a daily diary of the teaching plan. Review of the teaching plan are periodically made for the advanced learners and the college gives them extra facilities in the form of additional books, guidance and even facility for study at night in the college. B.Com. and B.A. Geography students are given project assignments. To supplement the lecture method, use of teaching aids such as audio-visuals, charts, models, maps, graphs is encouraged. Study tours are conducted by the History, Commerce and Geography Departments. The teaching days are 180 out of 228 working days. The examinations are conducted as per the University rules. The recruitment of the teachers is done as per the UGC / University / Government guidelines. The performance evaluation of the faculty is carried out through self appraisal method. The teachers are encouraged to attend orientation and refresher courses to update their knowledge. The college has introduced a system of teachers evaluation by the students through a prescribed questionnare. The Principal & Vice-Principal have received awards for their contribution to the field of education.

CRITERION III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
There are 22 permanent teachers out of which two are Ph.D. and three possess M. Phil. degree. Two faculty members are working for Ph.D. on a part time basis. The college is yet to constitute research committee for encouraging research activities. The teachers of the college need to be motivated to acquire research degrees and write test books and articles. The teachers may be encouraged to use modern teaching aids in seminars and class rooms. An Academic Committee may be constituted to review the existing courses and design inter-disciplinary courses. The teachers of the Commerce Department render consultancy services to newly coming up entrepreneurs informally. The college has a designated staff member in-charge of extension activities. The extension activities of the college are mainly through NSS, in areas such as Community Development, Social work, Health and Hygiene awareness, Medical Care, Adult Education and Literacy, Blood Donation Camp, AIDS Awareness and Environment Awareness. The students have been taking keen interest in social and Community Development Activity. The students who get certificate at Inter college, University level in extra curricular activities are given relaxation of marks for admission in BA, B.P.Ed. and several other courses. The Principal of the college has been a member of District Adult Education Committee. With his help the teachers have organized personality development camp at different high schools. The college has received first prize in Shobha Yatra at Youth Festival Aurangabad in the year 2000. There is record of several other extension activities in collaboration with Rotary Club, Beed, Medical Hospital and Municipal Corporation.

CRITERION IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has shifted to its new premises during the year 2002-03. This campus has been protected with a boundary wall. The college has class-rooms, laboratories for Geography and Home-science department, a big multipurpose hall, library, computer laboratory, play-ground, water-supply sources and vehicle parking shed. The college has a master plan for its future development. The construction of the first floor of the building is in progress to meet the academic requirements. The campus is maintained clean and green with the help of class-IV staff, students of the Earn and Learn Scheme and NSS volunteers. The infrastructure of the college is put to optimum utilisation by holding the classes from 7.30 am to 5.30 pm. The premises of the college is allowed to be used by social / religious organisation on Sundays and Holidays.

The college has a computer laboratory with 10 systems and internet facility. There is computer systems in the library and the college office. Computer systems of the college are maintained by hired private agencies. The library of the college is housed in a medium size room and contains 8076 books. The library subscribes to 14 journals / magazines / periodicals. It is subscribing to 15 news papers, both Vernacular and English. The library remains open from 10 a.m. to 5.30 pm. on all working days. There are reading room facility for students. The library may be provided with reprographic facilities and needs augmentation with more books, both reference and texts.

The college has sports facilities for outdoor games like Kho-kho, Kabbadi, Ball Badminton, Volley-ball, Long jump pit and a 200 mtr running track. There is a canteen near the campus to cater to the needs of the college family. In case of emergency first aid facility are available. The college may consider to build a hostel for the boys keeping in view the requirement of the students in future.

CRITERION V : Students Supports and Progression
The college publishes its prospectus annually which contains all necessary informations to enable the students to pursue their courses and appear the examinations. The courses are completed well before the university examinations and the results of the college are satisfactory. The drop out rate is high and an area of concern. Efforts may be made to motivate the students to complete their courses. The college is yet to maintain a formal record of student progression to higher education and employment/ self employment. The college has introduced a mechanism to receive student feed back on institutional affairs. 568 and 590 students received financial assistance/ scholarships etc during the year 2001-02 and 2002-03 respectively. The college has a designated teacher in charge of the employment cell which is functioning since 1998. The employment cell informs the students about job opportunities and career prospectus. Teachers of the college are involved in personal counseling of the students. There is an alumni association of the college which helps it in organizing extra curricular and co-curricular activities. The students of the college are encouraged to participate in games and sports meet. The college conducts various cultural programs through associations of the department of Commerce, Hindi, English etc. The college publishes its magazine 'Keshargandh' annually which provides an opportunity to the students to show their literary ability and talent. There are wall magazines of different departments. Steps may be taken to motivate the Alumni and parents to have close liaison with the institution and help its in its growth.

CRITERION VI : Organization and Management.
The college is managed by Navgan Shikshan Sanstha Rajuri (N) Parli Vaijnath, District Beed. It is managed by a local managing committee as per the provisions of the university act. The managing committee takes policy decisions regarding running of academic programs and providing finance. The Principal and HOD's look after the day to day administration. The management has appointed temporary staff (teaching and non-teaching) for the smooth running of the college. There are different committees like examination, discipline, attendance etc. The efficiency of the non-teaching staff is evaluated from time to time by a committee consisting of Principal and three members of faculty. There are adequate number of staff to run the academic programs. The management organizes training program for non-teaching staff on accountancy and computers. The teachers are encouraged to attend the refresher courses, seminars and workshops. The performance evaluation of teachers is done through self-appraisal report and student feed back. The budget of the college is prepared annually and has been audited up to 31-03-2003. The accounts of the college are update and well kept. The accounts are audited by a CA. The unit cost of education is Rs.6548. The college budget is deficit.There is grievance redressal committee comprising of two teachers and a member of non-teaching staff to look after the grievances of teachers, non-teaching staff and students. There is loan facility available to the employees through Navgan Vinayak Co.operative Credit Society, a subsidiary of the management. Employees of the college may consider to go for group medi-claim policies.

CRITERION VII : Healthy Practices
The peer team has identified few features which help the college in improving the quality of education and achieving its aims and objectives. These are as follows:

The college has a mechanism for internal quality checks, tutorials, class-tests, terminal examinations, to assess the knowledge and skills of the students.

The college has constituted a staff academy where lectures of the faculty members are organized every week in presence of one external expert on a current topic.

The college has adopted participatory management practices.

The college conducts coaching programs to prepare the students for various examinations conducted by the Maharashtra Public Service Commission.

There is an Earn and Learn Scheme to help needy students.

The college conducts short term computer courses for the students and the staff.

Teachers and non-teaching staff of the college have contributed to the Gujrat Earth-quake Relief Fund.

SECTION III
Overall Analysis
The Peer Team after going through the Self Study Report and its visit to the college is glad to record that the institution has succeeded to some extent in translating its mission and goals in to academic practices. It is striving to provide quality higher education to the rural youth of the locality. The college has introduced Urdu as a Second Language option and as an elective subject which has helped the students of the minority community many of whom are girls coming from Urdu medium. Teachers of the college are committed to their duties, the Principal and Vice-Principal provide leadership to the staff of the college and students, positive management and the small but beautiful campus has impressed the Peer Team. The efforts of the college in developing healthy practices and infrastructure facilities are note-worthy. Extra and co-curricular activities of the college are carried out with the active participation of the teaching and non-teaching staff. Team spirit among various components of the college is apparent. However the college needs to develop its infrastructure facilities as quickly as possible and adopt modern teaching aids for the teaching-learning process.

The college has entered in to the second decade of service to the rural and backward students of the locality. The coming decade will be important for the growth and development of the college. It has to cope-up with the new challenges before higher education. Keeping this in view the college has to prepare a decadal plan. While preparing its plan and strategy for its future development the following suggestions may be kept in view :

Recommendations :
The college may offer few vocational courses like Functional Hindi, Funcational English, Tourism and Travel Management, Advertising, Sales Promotion and Sales Management, Food Preservation, Interior Decoration and Early Child hood Care and Education.

The college may offer a few short term courses in Music, Dance and Drama on self financing basis, in addition to the courses proposed to be started by the college as indicated in the Self Study Report.

The college may develop long term strategies to introduce Bachelor in Mass Communication, Bachelor in Hotel Management and Bachelor in Computer Applications.

The college management may motivate the teacher to discard the chalk and talk method and use audio-visual aids.

Teachers may be encouraged to develop interest in research activities and acquire higher qualification.

Teachers may be encouraged to attend conferences and seminars organized by professional associations so that they get expose to the latest trends in their subjects.

The college needs to augment its infrastructure. Immediate attention may be given to built more spacious class rooms and separate laboratory facilities for Geography and Home-science.

The library of the college may be strengthened by procuring more text books, reference books, journals and its full computerization.

Book bank facility may be provided in the library to the deserving and meritorious students.

A language laboratory may be provided for the students to sharpen their speaking and writing ability in various languages.

The career guidance cell needs to expand its scope to provide guidance to the students for different examinations conducted by recruiting agencies.

Academics from university departments and colleges of repute may be invited to deliver talk on burning / contemporary issues of importance.
Non-teaching staff may be motivated to acquire computer skills for office documentation and accountancy.

The college office needs early computerization.

The college may initiate steps to get permanent affiliation from the University and consequently recognition u/s 2(f) and 12 B of the UGC Act.

The college may constitute internal quality assessment cell for continuous assessment and prepare the institution for the next round of accreditation process.

The Peer Team wishes to thank the members of the Management, Local Managing Committee, Principal, Vice-Principal, teachers, administrative staff, students, parents and alumni for their whole hearted co-operation during its visit. The Peer Team is of the considered opinion that the exercise will be useful to the institution in strengthening the quality of education and developing strategies for achieving further growth and development.

Dr. M. C. Agrawal
(Chairman)

Dr. J. K. Mohapatra
(Member Coordinator)

( Dr. M. S. Herkar )
Principal
Navgan Shikshan Sanstha (R)'s,
Arts and Commerce College, Parli (v)
Dist.Beed (Maharashtra

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