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Chhatrapati Shivaji College, Satara, Maharashtra


Chhatrapati Shivaji College, Satara, Maharashtra
Satara (District Satara)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 415001

Chhatrapati Shivaji College, Satara Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Aided. Chhatrapati Shivaji College, Satara Maharashtra is also known as Chh Shivaji College Satara. Chhatrapati Shivaji College, Satara Maharashtra is managed by Society: Arts Rayat Shikshan Sanstha Karmveer Samadhi Parisar, Powai Naka, SATARA-415001. Chhatrapati Shivaji College, Satara Maharashtra was established on / in 1947.

Principal of Chhatrapati Shivaji College, Satara Maharashtra is JG Jadhav, Dr. R. V. Shejval, Dr. G. A. Thakur.

Chhatrapati Shivaji College is situated in Satara of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Satara comes under Satara Tehsil, Satara District.

Fax # of Chhatrapati Shivaji College, Satara Maharashtra is +91-2162-234678.

Contact Person(s) of the Chhatrapati Shivaji College, Satara Maharashtra is (are): Centre Co-ordinator Prof. M. S. Shinde (Mob. 9423827877).

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Contact Details of Chhatrapati Shivaji College, Satara Maharashtra are : +91-2162-234678

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Chhatrapati Shivaji College, Satara Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
B.A (English, Marathi, Sanskrit, Hindi, Economics, Politics, Sociology, Geography, History), M.A.(English, Marathi, Sanskrit, Hindi, Economics, Politics, Sociology, Geography, History), 11th, 12th Arts, MCVC

Approval details: Chhatrapati Shivaji College is affiliated with Shivaji University, Kolhapur

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NAAC report of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Chhatrapati Shivaji College

Chhatrapati Shivaji College of Arts, Satara, Maharashtra, established in 1947 by Padmabhushan the late Dr. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, the founder of Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, is a grant-in-aid institution which got the recognition of the University Grants Commission in 1957, (under 2(f)). The society, Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, the mother institution which established this college and which governs this college, has 671 educational institutions under its control. The college is affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur, and is set up in an area of 6.25 acres, with a built-up area of 13,082 sq. m. Although the college initially began with offering instructions in Arts faculty, in the course of time it expanded through inclusion of Science and Commerce studies. However, in 1971, the college became, once again, an exclusive institution for studies in Arts alone. Science and Commerce studies got organized as separate colleges.

The college offers 9 core subjects for under-graduate studies (English, Marathi, Hindi, Sanskrit, History, Geography, Economics, Political Science and Sociology). Psychology, Education, and Ardhamagadhi are additional subjects. Post-graduate studies are offered in the following subjects : English, Marathi, Hindi, Sanskrit, Political Science, Economics, Geography and History. M. Phil. course is offered in English, Marathi, History and Geography. Research guidance leading to Ph. D. is offered in English, Marathi, Hindi, History and Geography. The present student strength is 3560, including post-graduate enrollment.

Seven inter-disciplinary and six foundation courses are also offered providing flexibility.

The strength of teaching faculty is 45 permanent, 6 temporary and 3 part time teachers out of which eleven are Ph. D. holders and 17 are M. Phil. degree holders. Seven teachers have also cleared NET/SET examinations. There are 27 non-teaching staff members.

The college has a main building, an administrative building, a central library, a computer center, sports facilities, hostels for men and women, guest accommodation facility, housing, a canteen, welfare schemes, grievance redressal cell, a vehicle parking shed in addition to a non-resident students' center, an auditorium and a council hall.

Chhatrapati Shivaji College of Arts, Satara volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted its self-study report. A Peer Team was constituted by the NAAC to visit the institution and to validate the self-study report.

The Peer Team consisting of Prof. M. Muniyamma, Former Vice-Chancellor, Gulbarga University, Karnataka as Chairperson, Prof. B. Bakkappa, Dean, Professor and Chairman, Department of Business Administration, Kuvempu University, Davangere, Karnataka, as Member and Dr. Sankaran Ravindran, Professor and Head, Department of English, Calicut University, Kerala as Member Co-ordinator visited the college on the 1st and the 2nd of February 2004.

The Peer Team visited various departments, support services, facilities and interacted with different stakeholders of the college. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the seven criteria, the Peer Team has formulated its draft as given in the following pages.

Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
The college has 12 Departments : English, Marathi, Hindi, Sanskrit, History, Geography, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Education and Ardhamagadhi. However, under-graduate degree programmes are offered in nine special subjects (Psychology, Education and Ardhamagadhi are offered only upto II B.A. level).

Post-graduate programmes are offered in eight subjects : Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, English, Geography, Economics, History and Political Science. M. Phil degree programmes are offered by the Departments of Marathi, Hindi, English, History and Geography.

Teachers are recruited on the basis of the UGC guidelines as well as the University and Government rules and regulations. The last recruitment was done in 2001-2002.

Five Departments (Hindi, Marathi, English, History and Geography) have recognized research guides, so that Ph. D. programmes are made available in these subjects.

Except Geography, the system of study is non-semester for all the under-graduate programmes. In the first year of the under-graduate studies, the student has to study four subjects (selected from three groups), in the second year, two optional subjects (selected from 12 groups) and in the third year, one subject out of the nine special subjects. Horizontal mobility is limited and it is decided in accordance with the university rules and regulations.

The college offers four foundation courses (Marathi, Hindi, Sanskrit, Ardhamagadhi), seven interdisciplinary subjects (Logic, Cooperation, Public Administration, Cartography, History of Social Reforms in Maharashtra, History of Marathi Literature and History of Hindi Literature) and two multidisciplinary areas (Science Technology and Development and Scientific Method).

The number of books in the central library of the college is impressive and the post-graduate programmes offered by the college have the needed library support.

Annual examination conducted by the university is the major and the only solid form of assessment of the students.

Senior members of the teaching faculty have been serving on the Boards of Studies of the university. Some of them are also serving as question paper setters.

The Department of Political Science takes the help of five guest lectures, especially for its post-graduate programmes. The Department of Economics, also has guest lecture scheme.

Seventeen teachers have so far attended the Refresher Courses in their subjects. Five teachers are winners of awards for their academic achievements.

Criterion II : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The marks secured by the candidate in the qualifying examinations is the basic criterion for admission to the under-graduate stream. In-house students are given priority in admission. Admissions are made as per the norms laid down by the Government and the University following the reservation policy. Admission to the post-graduate stream is regulated through an entrance examination based on the rules and regulations of the University. Similarly, for the admission to the M.Phil. courses also, entrance test is the basis.

As the annual examination conducted by the university is the only virtual assessment stage, the college has no innovative examination system to improve the quality of students. But, motivating the students to study and conducting periodical tests are done to prepare the students for the annual examination. As teaching, learning and evaluation take place in a pattern designed by the university, there is very little scope for innovation or experimentation. Therefore, the only way to assess the success in this field is to look at the percentage of pass in the annual examination and the ranks obtained by the students. Average pass percentage is 64%. Most of the teachers prepare teaching plans in advance and get them approved by the Heads of the Departments. However, some Departments have not maintained the records properly.

The student enrollment in the under-graduate programmes is 2738 and that in the post-graduate stream is 844 students. The success rate is not very high or uniform. There are variations from subject to subject and from year to year. The drop out rate is nearly 13%. The number of teaching days is 180 and the total working days is 228.

The Departments of English, History and Geography have Over Head Projectors. The Department of Geography has Audio-Video Cassettes, Maps and charts and it has a laboratory equipped for map reading, surveying and leveling, cartography and remote sensing. This Department has computer facility also.

The number of students admitted each year to the M.A. programme is on an average 70 in a class.

A good number of teachers have written and published textbooks and therefore awareness of such teachers with respect to the subject they teach in the under-graduate class is good.

The Department of Sanskrit and Political Science have produced rank holders on the post-graduate level.

Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college has been encouraging teachers to undertake research activities and eleven teachers have secured Ph. D. degrees. Teachers are given study leave for the purpose of pursuing their Ph. D. programmes. The post-graduate students of the Department of Geography are encouraged to undertake research projects as a part of their curriculum. Six teachers availed themselves of study leave to complete their Ph. D. work. The college has a research committee. This committee processes the research proposals and provides suggestions. In last three years, on an average of 36% of the teachers are engaged in research activity. In the year 1999-2000 it was 40.4% but in the year 2001-2002 it came down to 32%.

The Department of Marathi has 3 minor research projects and the total funding is Rs. 2,50,000. This Department completed a major research project (Rs. 3,50,000). It is an active Department and a few teachers are winners of awards. A faculty member is a recognized creative writer. The teachers keep attending seminars.

The Departments of Geography, English and Marathi have published scholarly books.

A number of teachers belonging to different Departments have attended seminars and conferences. Publishing research papers, a high form academic achievement has been done by a few of the teachers of some of the Departments.

The Department of History held the state level History Conference in 2004. This Department has a UGC major research project of Rs. 2,00,000.

There is no consultancy service in the college. It provides consultancy services to the candidates who prepare to take competitive examinations. A few teachers assist in the villages in the management of water conservation and dams construction.

The college has designated a faculty member as an Extension Officer. Under the supervision of the NCC and the NSS units of the college, various community development programmes, health, hygiene, and AIDS awareness programmes, Blood Donation camps etc. are conducted.

The NSS unit has 300 students including 50% of girl students. The NCC unit with its 106 cadets since its inception has been participating in R.D. parades, National camps and other extension activities. In the period of 2002-2003, 50 cadets earned 'C' certificate and 74 cadets earned 'B' certificate.

Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Chhatrapati Shivaji College of Satara is located in the western region of Maharashtra. The college has a beautiful campus spread over 6.5 acres of land with a built-up area of 13,081 sq. m. It has a master plan for whole campus. To meet the ever-increasing needs of the students community, the college has plans for its further expansion. In its expansion plan, the college proposes to construct a second floor on the existing library building. The plan envisages construction of separate health center, Principal residence, the development and expansion of gymkhana facilities etc. For the purpose of developing its infrastructure facility and to manage its learning resources, the college has constituted the following committees :

Building Committee

Maintenance Committee

College Beautification Committee

Library Committee etc.

The college campus is used on a shift basis. Junior college classes are run between 7.30 a.m. to 11.25 p.m. The B.A. classes have two kinds of time schedules - (1) B.A.-I and B.A.-II classes are held from 11.30 a.m. to 2.55 p.m. only. (2) B.A.-III classes are held from 11.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Post-graduate classes are held between 3.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. Some classes are used as reading rooms in the late evening. In the same campus Maharashtra NCC Battalion, the Rayat Sevak Co-operative Bank Ltd., Rayat Sevak Co-operative Society, Competitive Examination Guidance Centre and other facilities are made available.

The library has 1,41,499 volumes of books. Library is not yet computerized. Student-book ratio is 1:43. The college has introduced Book Bank facilities. It is useful to the students of weaker sections of the society. Nearly 939 students used 7072 books during 2001-2002 under the Book Bank facility. The college subscribes 22 journals and periodicals. The library has computer, audio-visual and Internet facilities. The working hours of the library is from 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. It enjoys inter-library borrowing facilities. The facilities of the library are undergoing computerization. The library has an advisory committee consisting of the Principal and a few of the members of the staff. The librarian functions as a secretary for the committee.

The college has a central computer facility with the required software. The computer center is kept open between 8.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. The college has a separate health centre. The Physical Education centre provides indoor and outdoor sports facilities. It provides the following indoor facilities : Table Tennis, Badminton, Wrestling, Weight Lifting, Chess, Carrom, and Judo. The college has very limited playground for other outdoor games. The college has a swimming pool of 25 meters with a diving board. It has its own independent water supply scheme. The students active in sports and games are given monitory and other incentives. The college has separate boys' and girls' hostels. There are 175 girls in the ladies' hostel and 65 boys in the boys' hostel.

Guest accommodation is made available on campus in a large room.

Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
The college has a reasonably good record of academic excellence. 65% of the students appear for qualifying examinations after the minimum period of study. Nearly 62% of the students have joined post-graduate courses. 16 students have passed SET/NET examinations during the last five year period. Its alumni hold prominent and top positions in different walks of life like academic, social, public administration, medicine, legal etc.

Students are getting financial assistance in the form of Govt. Scholarships, B.C. Freeships, Shivaji University Merit Scholarship, EBC Freeship, Rayat Sevak Freeship, Eklavya Scholarships etc. Nearly 6324 students received various financial aids during the last two year period.

The college does not have a placement cell, but a Competitive Examination and Vocational Guidance Centre has been established. This motivates the students to take up competitive examinations and teachers provide counselling during their free time. The college has an Alumni Association and it has a plan to raise Rs. 20,00,000 to construct three-storied building. The Alumni already donated Rs. 1,50,000.

The policies and criteria of admission are made clear in the prospectus, which is updated every year. Recreational facilities like indoor games, outdoor games, debate club, cultural programmes, audio-visual facilities are available to students. The literary association releases a wallpaper 'Bhav Jaagar'. The students are given guidance to enable them to appear for 'Sadhana Examination'. A few students of this college secured ranks in the said examination.

Criterion VI : Organisation and Management
The Chhatrapati Shivaji College was established by Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara. The Sanstha is running 671 educational institutes. The President of Sanstha is supported by Chairman, Vice-President and Secretary. The Secretary is assisted by two joint secretaries and an auditor. There is a Local Management Committee formed as per the Maharashtra University Act 1994. There are 31 committees formed to support the Principal. The Principal looks after the functioning of various committees. The committees prepare their plans in the beginning of the year. The college has Admission Committee, Discipline Committee, Gymkhana Committee, Library Committee, College Beautification Committee, and Maintenance Committee etc.

The college deputes teaching and non-teaching staff for professional development programme. There is an inbuilt mechanism to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. The Rayat Shikshan Sanstha has its own internal audit system. It holds the audit programme every three months. The internal audit precedes the government audit. There has been no change in the tuition and other fees during the last three years.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
Good leadership along with excellent inter personal relationship among teaching and non-teaching staff helps in the smooth functioning of the college.

The campus maintenance and discipline are praise worthy.

The college regularly conducts four unit tests and a preliminary examination to evaluate students' performance.

The college offers seven inter-disciplinary and six foundation courses in addition to regular courses offering a flexibility to choose the subjects.

Some teachers have served on Board of Studies and some on the Editorial Boards of textbooks.

Teachers are deputed to attend national and state level seminars and conferences.

Faculty improvement programme is well utilized by the teachers to peruse higher studies and research.

There is a research committee looking after research projects.

To inculcate social commitment and community service, the NSS and the NCC units conduct various activities like the construction of Bandhara (dam) and camps on temperance etc.

There is a career guidance centre which gives guidance with respect to courses for competitive examinations. Two teachers of the centre extend consultancy to other colleges.

The sports facilities provided have been used by students properly and they have brought laurels to the college by ways of bringing Gold and Silver medals, especially in Judo and Wrestling. Also the students have participated in intercollegiate and interuniversity badminton, Kho Kho, Kabaddi etc.

Co-curricular activities like elocution competition, essay-writing competition, Youth festival programmes, debates etc. are regularly conducted. The college also brings out students magazine called 'Shiv Vijay'.

The Students' Council channelises the youth energy. Members of their council make very useful suggestions to improve the learning facilities.

14 students figured in general merit list of the university while 16 are qualified for NET/SET.

30 students have successfully passed competitive examinations and are working in different fields as Class-I and Class-II officers.

Student artists of the college have received a number of prizes in youth festival programmes.
There is a unique system of fund raising by the Alumni, which is called 'Heritage Fund'.

The Sanstha organizes workshops and training camps for non-teaching staff.
One NCC cadet participated in R. D. parade in Delhi, during 2001-2002 and he was Second-in-Command.

There is a pre-recruitment training council for military and police services.

'Bhav-Jagar', a wallpaper is released by Literacy Association of the college.

Chhatrapati Shivaji College of Arts, Satara, with its specific mission, to provide higher education to the semi-urban and rural mass since 1947, tries to assure that 'Self-Help' groups can thrive better in life.

The goals and objectives are well defined. The importance of 'Manual Labour' is upheld. By offering the 'Manual Labour' scheme to the poor and the needy, to help them earn so that they can study, is a very praise worthy scheme. Students work in the hostels, canteen, STD booth, the farm and the flour mill. They manage a goat farm and operate a sericulture farming. These students are mentally and physically equipped to face the challenges of the world. Besides, as the college has M. Phil. and Ph. D. facilities, there is immense opportunity to develop the research potential of the students.

The 'Manual Labour' Scheme has brought laurels to college as it has produced many national level personalities in all walks of life. The scheme was extended to girl students in 1991.

The Peer Team considers a number of features of the college towards quality assurance and standards, which it wishes to commend.

Commendations :
The Career Guidance Centre provides guidance and conducts courses for competitive examinations. 30 students have cleared M.P.S.C. examinations and are working in different capacities as Class I and Class II officers.

The enlightened, committed alumni which seems attached to the college and is ready to support the college in its endeavour to strive for excellence. The members have created a 'Heritage Fund' of nearly three lakhs for the developmental activities of the college.

Since 1978-79, the NCC unit has been consistently participating in RD Parade and National Level camps. The cadets also have obtained 'C' certificates apart from attending motivation, adventure and service camps. The unit has to be congratulated for its success and bringing laurels to the college.

However, the Peer Team should bring bring to the attention of the college certain areas and aspects of concerns for its consideration.

Under-graduate and post-graduate students need to be on the campus every day for more number of hours. The present system of having the post-graduate class hours from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. is unhealthy.

The college has only conventional courses in the B.A., M.A. and M. Phil streams. The college should add more courses either as diploma courses or as certificate courses to justify its proclaimed goals and objectives. Courses in village industries (soap making, weaving, agricultural implements making etc.), office management, basics of law, fashion designing, folklore, secretarial practice, criminology, military science, anthropology etc. can be offered.

In all those departments which offer post-graduate courses, there should be at least two faculty members with Ph. D. degree.

A language laboratory and well-trained teachers are essential for English Department. The Department has to be motivated to offer certificate and diploma courses for those who need such courses.

The teachers should be encouraged to visit institutions of repute to know and emulate healthy practices followed there and expertise from alternative services could also be secured for updating knowledge.

The Departments of the college through UGC grants can organize regular conferences and seminars inviting experts from universities and other institutions. The number of workshops and seminars held is alarmingly low.

Formal linkages may be made with the nearby educational institutions to provide on-jobs-training and to share the academic expertise.

All the Departments could be provided with computers. The use of IT in all aspects of the functioning of the college needs to be promoted. Placement services need to be formalized. Nearly 50% of girls constitutes the strength of the college, hence 'Women Studies / Women Cell' could be started.

There are 300 NSS volunteers including 50% girl students. It is essential to provide a lady co-ordinator.

The NCC with its 106 cadets has brought many laurels to this college, which is commendable. Here again, a woman wing and a Navy wing could be created.

The central library should be provided with CAL packages, INFLIBNET and CD-ROM facilities. The library also needs well-trained personnel familiar with the modern library management. Otherwise the vast library with its large number of collections will go waste. The library needs proper furnishing and stacking. The facilities for reference section, reading room both for teachers and students should be provided. The Shivaji library, the legacy of the Shivaji University, is not properly maintained. The bundles of books thrown on the upper shelf should be properly be stacked and maintained. The library building at many places needs proper ventilation.

The vast campus with its spacious buildings has not provided adequate sitting place for teachers of various departments. The Geography Department has occupied a lion's share which it does not need. There should be equal distribution of space.

The NSS unit also can start personality development programmes and value based education like meditation and yoga classes.

Admitting a large number of students to the M.A. classes (often above 18 in a class) is unhealthy practice.

The men's hostel and the women's hostel are kept in deplorably bad condition. These two units are in unbelievably bad shape which questions the entire welfare programme of the college.

The college has no meaningful linkage programmes. The Departments are to be motivated to establish linkage so that awareness of the demands and issues of present day higher education will improve.

There are practically no consultation offering programmes at present. Steps are to be initiated to explore possibilities to make consultancy an integral part of the programmes of the Departments.

The Peer Team records its appreciation to the management, the college and the Principal for their cooperation.

Prof. M. Muniyamma,

Prof. Sankaran Ravindran,
Member Co-ordinator

Prof. B. Bakkappa

Mr. K. S. Mohite

Place : Satara

Date : 3rd February 2004

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