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New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Parner, Maharashtra
New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Parner, Maharashtra
Parner (District Ahmednagar)
Maharashtra, IndiaPin Code : 414302
New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Parner Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Parner Maharashtra is managed by Society: Ahmednagar Jilha Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj. New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Parner Maharashtra was established on / in 1977.
Principal of New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Parner Maharashtra is AHER RANGNATH KISAN (Dr. R. K. Aher) (Mobile 9272733197).
New Arts, Commerce and Science College is situated in Parner of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Parner comes under Parner Tehsil, Ahmednagar District.
Fax # of New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Parner Maharashtra is 02488221535.
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Website of New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Parner Maharashtra is www.newartsparner.com.
Chairman : Shri. Madhavrao Dagaduji Muley.
General Secretary : Shri. Genuji Dagaduji Khandeshe.
Contact Details of New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Parner Maharashtra are : Phone No. 02488221537
Information officer Sudhakar Jagganth Shinde
Apply Adhikari Ranganath Kisan Aher
This college is different from 'Ahmednagar Jilha Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samajs New Arts, Science and Commerce College, Shevgaon-414 502. (Dist. Ahmednagar).'
CoursesNew Arts, Commerce and Science College, Parner Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Science stream(s).
B.Sc. Computer Science
M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry
M.Sc. Computer Science
M.Sc. Organic Chemistry
Approval details: New Arts, Commerce and Science College is affiliated with Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune (Maharashtra)
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NAAC report of Ahmednagar Jilha Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samajs New Arts, Commerce and ScienceSECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
Ahmednagar Jilha Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj established the New Arts, Commerce and Science College at Parner in 1977. It was granted recognition to receive Central assistance under 2f in 1982 and under 12B of UGC act. The college was set up with an intention to provide higher education to rural youth of the economically backward and drought prone area. The main campus of the college is spread over an area of 11.4 acres. The New Arts, Commerce and Science College was started as a grant-in-aid college in 1977 with B.A and B.Com degree courses. Subsequently, the college initiated B.Sc. degree course in 1992. It conducts 7 courses in Arts, 5 courses in Science and 11 courses in Commerce. There are 36 permanent staff members of whom 6 hold Ph.D. degree, 12 M.Phil and 18 PG qualification. As on date 1001 students are on roll. The college functions as per the University stipulation in respect of working days and scheme of examination.
New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Parner submitted its Self-study report to NAAC. A team comprising Prof. R.K.Mishra, Former Vice-Chancellor, Gorakhpur University, as Chairperson; Shri P.C. Upadhyay, Principal, Shri B.K. Patel Arts & Smt. L.M. Commerce College, Salvi and Prof. S Ravichandra Reddy, Department of Zoology, Bangalore University, Bangalore as members visited the college from 15-16 December 2003. Dr Ravichandra Reddy coordinated the visit. The team went through the Self-study report along with all the Annexures and also the documents submitted by the college during the Team's visit. The team held interactions with the Principal, Members of the Management, Members of the Faculty, Non-teaching staff, Students, Parents and Alumni and visited various departments and facilities to validate the Self-study Report. On the basis of the documentary evidence made available and also on discussions and observations, the Team hereby submits the report under seven criterion laid down by the NAAC.
SECTION 2: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criteria I: Curricular aspects
Ahmednagar Jilha Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj Ahmednagar established the New Arts, Commerce and Science College in the rural background at Parner with a mission to-
To provide quality education to the rural youth
To develop skills in them and provide opportunities with emphasis on values in life
Bring the girl students in the main stream of higher education.
In order to achieve the said goals, since its inception in 1977 the college is making efforts to impart quality education to the children of rural based, economically backward and drought prone area.
In the beginning, the college was offering only two programme options, B.A and B.Com. Science faculty was established in 1992. The college has 7 options in B.A., 11 options in Commerce and 3 options in B.Sc. Mathematics and Zoology are offered as subsidiary subjects up to second year level. The Department of English also offers 'Functional English' as vocational subject in Arts and Commerce stream. All the courses are grant-in-aid. The college is affiliated to the Pune University. The college also offers Agriculture and Dairy chemistry as courses in Chemistry and Botany departments. Currently the second & third year courses in B.Sc. are in semester scheme, while B.A. & B.Com. courses are in annual mode. The college is gradually shifting from annual to semester mode. There is limited scope for flexibility in curriculum development and inclusion of non-core options as also horizontal mobility of the students. Since the college has to perform under the affiliating regulations of Pune University, it is not possible to develop innovative curricula. However, in certain departments, teachers have organized workshops on syllabus revision and the recommendations emerging from these have been forwarded to Boards of Studies. With the present affiliation system, the college takes about one year to implement a new course.
Since the college is meant for providing higher education to the economically backward, rural children, it is worthwhile to consider the following:
Extending language laboratory facilities to all the students for improving English learning skill
Gender based programme such as Women's studies and home science may be initiated
Vocational courses in rural development studies, Agriculture, Wormiculture, Sericulture may be initiated for boys.
Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
New Arts, Commerce and Science College is admitting students on the basis of previous academic record. After admission, the students are exposed to curricular and extra-curricular activities. This includes class room tests, seminars, debate and term end examination. There is limited provision to monitor the overall performance of the student by the college. There is record for involvement of teachers in remedial coaching of educationally disadvantaged students. Apart from this, some staff members are devoting considerable time to provide regular and intensive coaching to slow learners as also motivate advanced learners to further there academic performance.
Every year, before the summer vacation, the college prepares the Academic calendar. In the semester scheme, the syllabus is unitized. Every teacher at the beginning of the academic year prepares the teaching plan and submits it to the Vice-Principal through the Head of the concerned Department. The teaching plan is monitored by the Vice-Principal with the assistance of the Head of the Department. It would be better if the Teaching Plan could be made available to the students at the beginning of the session. Apart from the conventional method of 'Chalk and Talk' method of teaching, in few departments, teachers also use teaching aids such as models, charts, maps, television, audio-visuals and overhead projector. The English department has established a fairly good Language laboratory. Similarly, the Commerce department also has a commerce laboratory.
As per the University direction, College arranges Mathematics Lectures for all non math's students, so as to acquaint then with fundamental calculations and statistical tests.
While the ratio of permanent teachers to part-time teachers is 36:1 the high teaching to non-teaching staff ratio 36:16 is a matter of concern. Teachers are recruited as per the norms of the Maharashtra Government. The institution is encouraging its teachers to participate in seminars/workshops and UGC-FIP programmes.
Due to the affiliating regulations, innovative evaluation procedures are not possible. The college provides a prior notice of conduct of mid-term examinations. Though in some subjects the success rate of students in the annual examinations is found to be over 90 %, the college has secured ranks only in few subjects. At present the college does not have interactions/linkages with other institutes and organizations for teaching.
There is formal mechanism of self appraisal of teachers. Evaluation of the teacher by the ward has been initiated as per the NAAC's format.
Some of the teachers have won awards for being ideal teachers by the Zilha Parishad.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college has been in existence since 1977. Among the faculty, 6 have Ph.D. degree, 12 have M.Phil degree, six have cleared NET/SET and one has completed GATE. In addition, 8 teachers are currently registered for their Ph.D. Although the college is basically offering the undergraduate course, research culture amongst the teachers is evident in some of the departments. Currently 16 teachers have been exposed to research culture through M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes and operation of minor research projects. The projects are funded by UGC. The teachers have completed 4 minor research projects while 9 minor research projects are ongoing involving UGC grant of Rs. 3,62 Lakhs. The contribution of chemistry department is particularly high. Teachers have been publishing papers in national and international journals. Few faculty members have published books. Formal research laboratories however, are yet to be established. 25 research papers have been published by the teachers in the National and International Journals. The list of papers presented in Seminars and Conferences is quite substantial.
In order to provide students with a platform to explore their skills and talents literary associations, science association, Nature club, History Association and Commerce association are regularly organising various activities.
The college has designated one faculty member each to co-ordinate the activities of NSS and NCC units. The extension activities are carried out through these two units. Programmes like AIDS awareness, medical camps and social work in the rural villages anti dowry movement, environmental awareness, eradication of superstition have been regularly carried out. NCC and NSS students have jointly organized blood donation camps.
It is desirable that the college encourages the teachers to avail the UGC-FIP facility for career development
The Peer team appreciates the good work made by teachers both in research and extension. It is desirable to encourage their teachers to:
Apply for financial support from DBT, Department of Ecology and Environment, CSIR and ICAR.
Staff should be motivated to apply for oversea fellowship in research
Quality publications in refereed journals
Establishment of research laboratories.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
In terms of infrastructure, the college has 24 class rooms, a reading hall, a conference room, a ladies room, a Gymkhana with indoor facilities. Besides, separate computers in four departments, there is a central computer facility. The college encourages use of its infrastructure facilities by external agencies as well. The college also has ensured hostel facilities for its girl students from the government of Maharashtra, Department of Social Welfare, by donating land for a government girls hostel.
There are about 15500 books in the Library. The College also subscribes to a number of Journals. There is also a Book Bank for Third year students. Although the library is not yet computerized, plans are in place to computerize library work. The college has facility for inter-library borrowing with its sister organizations. The library reading room is made available to students up to late night.
The college undertakes a number of welfare programs for students as well as teaching and non-teaching staff. It offers freeships to students and loan and medical facilities to its teaching and non-teaching staff. There is medical check-up of all the students at the beginning of the session. A doctor is available twice a week to deal with problems of students.
The college has a grievance redressal cell where students, teaching and non-teaching staff, and parents can lodge their grievances.
The sports and games facilities in the college are reasonable good.
There is a Gymnasium Hall measuring 28000 sq ft. equipped with facilities for indoor games and gym facilities. Besides, there are facilities for outdoor games. Last year 19 students of the college participated in different items at the state or regional level and one at the national level
Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
About 90% of students continue their studies till the end of the degree program. The drop out rate is about 5-10%. Many prominent positions are held by the college alumni.
The college provides academic and personal counseling to students. It collects feedback on various aspects of the college from its students and the principal takes necessary action after due consultation with faculty members and the Vice-principal.
The college publishes its prospectus annually to facilitate the student admission procedure and to impart them all the relevant information. The college conducts various welfare schemes like earn & learn scheme, book bank facility, and free career guidance for students.
The college has an alumni association which meets twice a year. It institutes endowment prizes, financial help to poor students, and organizes lectures of eminent persons and cultural activities.
Criterion VI : Organization and Management
The college has an efficient internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism. For internal monitoring, the Vice-Principal, Heads of Departments and office Superintendent help the Principal. Further the college has different committees and associations. The Chairmen of the committees and activity groups monitor the functioning of concerned activity. The college encourages career growth and work efficiency among its teaching and non-teaching staff by deputing its staff to training camps and various seminars and workshops.
An Academic calendar is also prepared by the college every year. This is circulated to the staff and displayed on the notice board.
The college has an internal audit system which undertakes both financial and academic audit. Apart from the financial budgeting and expenditure which is done internally without external help, there is a committee which makes academic audit by scrutinizing and analyzing the result of both the internal and university examinations. This committee also make recommendations to improve the results and the teaching learning process. The college undertakes various welfare programs for student as well as staff.
There seems to have been no significant efforts to raise funds by the college. It is totally dependent on the State Government and the University for its funding. With the goodwill enjoyed by the college and its parent body, it may not be difficult to raise some donations from the industrialists and businessmen around.
Criteria VII : Healthy Practices
The New Arts, Commerce and Science college located at Parner has set the motto of providing need-based education to the youth of rural and drought prone area of Parner region. Since its inception in 1977, steadily the college has been taking steps to introduce transparency in its operations, make the college people friendly by enabling the various sub-systems to identify to reach out the peoples right to information and educational services. Towards achieving this goal, the college has been striving on different fronts to inculcate healthy attitudes and practices. Some of the noteworthy healthy practices are:
The College has adopted University guidelines and Government resolutions in respect of student's admission.
The College evaluates the performance of the teachers in each Department by students through appraisal forms.
The college has provided congenial atmosphere for administrative staff to work and monitoring their work efficiency.
The college has encouraged teachers for research and teachers have procured minor research grants from UGC.
Encouragement to students to participate in cultural and extra curricular activities has promoted the personality development of the students to show case their specific talents.
Financial support to the needy students has resulted in promoting the students to acquire higher education
Academic ambience provided by the college to its wards is appreciable and it is to be expected that with sustained developmental effort, the college will be able to fulfill its ambition of transforming the wards of Parner region into highly educated and talented individuals to face the challenges of life.
In pursuit of its mission to spread higher education amongst the rural masses, the college has been taking opportunities to persuade and motivate the people in the villages to send their children to the college. Every year when the NSS camps are organized in the villages, the Principal and some teachers address the meetings of villagers in order to convince the villagers to get their wards admitted in the college.
It is gratifying to note that the college has been making its expertise and know how to answer the local need of the area. For example, the chemistry Department has started a programme of testing the soil of the willing cultivators and of advising them on the basis of the results of testing, Similarly, the commerce Department has evolved an inexpensive and functional model of onion storage. This would be of immense help to the local farmers who raise onions in large numbers, the cash crop of onions but do not get remunerative prices due to lack of facilities to store their crops so as to be able to sale at the proper time.
SECTION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS
New Arts, Commerce & Science College, Parner has done pioneering service in spreading higher education in the area. Parner is a town with 12000 population, about 38 k.m. away from the district headquarter of Ahmednagar. It is a poverty stricken and drought affected area, which has been quite backward both economically and educationally. It is really commendable that the parent body of the college, Ahmednagar Jilha Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj undertook the mission of making higher education available to the rural students, particularly, the girls. The Team is happy to note that the college is making due efforts to achieve the mission, Today the college has 1001 students on its rolls. Overwhelming majority of these students come from remote villages every day, some of them commuting from a distance of 25-30 k.m. 700 of these 1001 have availed of the students concession to travel by state Roadways Buses. The number of girls has been rising steadily and at present the number of girls on rolls is 342. All this is no mean achievement.
There can be no doubt that the college has been largely successful in achieving its mission, The alumni and guardians of present students whom The Peer Team met were unanimous that they or their wards could not have been graduates but for the college at Parner. These students could not afford to go to Ahmednagar or Pune for their education.
Dedicated and motivated team of teachers and a disciplined body of students keen to pursue their studies are the greatest assets of the college. The Team was happy to note that wherever possible teaching aids have been adopted by a number of Departments and in some Departments students have been playing active role in the Teaching - Learning process, Extension activities and movements for social awareness are another strong point of the college. The Team was also impressed by the fact than even through only a undergraduate college, the research output and participation in Seminars and Conference by the teachers, particularly of some of the Department have been impressive.
The Team feels that the good work the college is doing needs not only to be continued but it has to be further expanded and accelerated .
The college may think of starting Post-Graduate programmes at least in some of the Departments. The Team who told of the apprehension in some quarters that adequate number of students may not be forthcoming to seek admissions. The Team stills think that the suggestion is worth a Trial.
There are some departments where the research activities are not sufficient. These Departments may be motivated to emulate the more active departments in this respect.
The programme of remedial teaching and extra teaching for advanced learners has remained dormant for some time. This needs to the activated. The funds to be needed for it would not be much.
The college has been making some efforts to attract student's form the rural side to join the College. It may consider raising some funds to extend financial to poor students who cannot otherwise pursue their studies. The parent body, Vidya Prasarak Samaj, with tremendous goodwill it enjoys, could raise some funds for the purpose. It may also be suggested that the "Earn while you Learn Scheme" needs to the expanded to secure Part-time jobs to the needy students outside the college as well.
The mechanism for Internal Quality Audit, though initiated at one stage is not as active as it would be desirable. The Vidya Prasarak Samaj could set up a unit for all its institutions of higher learning which could regularly undertake Quality Assessment & Improvement Programmes. This unit may also arrange for yearly Training programmes for the non-teaching staff of all the institutions being run by it.
There is a keen desire on the part of students to participate more actively in the extra curricular activities which provide them with an opportunity to develop their talent skills and talents and also to be socially useful. These programmes can be strengthened. For example, the team found amongst the girls desire to join NCC. The college may try to set up a girls unit of NCC. Similarly, the vast potential amongst the students in the field of games and sports need to be explored. Some coaches can be invited for short duration's every year to help the budding sportsman.
Before concluding, the Peer Team would like to place on record it's appreciation of ungrudging cooperation extended by the college in the work of the Team. The Team expresses its best wishes for the continuance and further expansion of the good work the College is doing.
Prof. R.K. Mishra
Shri P.C. Upadhyay
Prof. S. Ravichandra Reddy
(Member and Convenor)
Shri. R.V. Sherkar
Date: 16TH December, 2003
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