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SPDM Arts Commerce and Science College, Shirpur, Maharashtra
Shirpur (District Dhule)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 425405


SPDM Arts Commerce and Science College, Shirpur Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. SPDM Arts Commerce and Science College, Shirpur Maharashtra is also known as Smt Parwatibai Dalpat Mali Arts, Shri Bandu Bhagwan and Smt Hirabai Dalal Commerce and SMA Science College, Smt PDM Arts. SPDM Arts Commerce and Science College, Shirpur Maharashtra is managed by Society: Kisan Vidya Prasarak Sanstha (KVPS). SPDM Arts Commerce and Science College, Shirpur Maharashtra was established on / in 1962.


Principal of SPDM Arts Commerce and Science College, Shirpur Maharashtra is Dr. S.N. Patel (Mobile 9881236413).

SPDM Arts Commerce and Science College is situated in Shirpur of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of SPDM Arts Commerce and Science College, Shirpur Maharashtra is (02563)255203.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at SPDM Arts Commerce and Science College, Shirpur Maharashtra are 9623155812, 8149480482.

email ID(s) is SPDM Arts Commerce and Science College Shirpur Maharashtra

Website of SPDM Arts Commerce and Science College, Shirpur Maharashtra is www.spdm.ac.in.

Chairman : Mr. Tushar V. Randhe.

Contact Details of SPDM Arts Commerce and Science College, Shirpur Maharashtra are : 02563-256413, 255054



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SPDM Arts Commerce and Science College, Shirpur Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).


Approval details: SPDM Arts Commerce and Science College is affiliated with North Maharashtra University (NMU), Jalgaon (Maharashtra)



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NAAC report of Smt Parwatibai Dalpat Mali Arts, Shri Bandu Bhagwan and Smt Hirabai Dalal Commerce and SMA Science College

SECTION 1 : INTRODUCTION
Kisan Vidhya Prasarak Sanstha's S.P.D.M. Arts, S.B.B. & S.H.D. Commerce and S.M.A. Science College, Shirpur, Maharashtra was established in 1962 in Hilly area. The College was started to provide educational facilities for the educationally backward students and also with an aim to provide higher education for economically and socially backward boys and girls. It is a grant-in-aid Co-educational institution affiliated to North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon. The College is recognized by U.G.C. under 2-f and 12-B in February, 1971. The College is located in rural region in an area of nearly 17 acres. The College offers 15 U.G. programmes and 6 P.G. programmes. Out of the total number of 55 teachers, 43 are permanent. 3 are on contract basis, 7 are C.H.B. (Clock Hour Basis) in grant teachers and 2 are non-grant C.H.B. teachers. There are 42 non-teaching staff members. Eight teachers have Ph.D. degree. The U.G. course B.Sc. (Computer Science), P.G. courses M.A. (Marathi), M.Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry) are run on self-financing basis. During the academic year 2003-2004, the total strength of students in U.G. and P.G. courses is 1131 and 250 respectively. During 2001-2002 the dropout rates in Arts, Commerce and science U.G. Programmes are 33%, 50% and 18.4% respectively in the final year of the courses. During 2002-2003, the dropout rates in Arts, Commerce and Science U.G. Programmes are 56%, 52.8%, and 38% respectively. It is to be noted that the dropouts are quite large in U.G. courses. But there are few dropouts in P.G. courses during the above two academic years. The success rates in U.G. courses during 2001-2002 in Arts, Commerce and Science U.G. Programmes are 40%, 90% and 40% respectively. During 2002-2003 the success rates are 37.2%, 52.9% and 47.2% respectively. In P.G. courses the success rates during 2001-2002 are 32%, 75% in Arts and Commerce respectively. During 2002 -2003 the success rates are 44.5%, 67% and 18% in Arts, Commerce and Science respectively. The unit cost of education is Rs.13,546/- including salary component. It is Rs.2,357/- excluding salary component.

The College has Central Library, Canteen, Assembly Hall, Vehicle Parking Shed, Student Store, Botanical garden and Gymnasium.

The S.P.D.M. Arts, S.B.B. & S.H.D. Commerce and S.M.A. Science College, Shirpur volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and submitted the self study report to NAAC in 2003. A peer team was constituted by the council to visit the Institution and validate the self-study report. The Peer team, consisting of Prof. Vinod. P. Saxena, former Vice-Chancellor, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, M.P as Chairperson, Dr.D.M.Basavaraja, Acharya Tulsi National College of Commerce, Shimoga, Karnataka as member and Sri. B.Raghavendra Rao former Principal of Hindu College, Guntur. A.P as member Co-ordinator visited the institution for two days from February 25th to February 26th 2004.

The peer team has studied the self-study report and analyzed it criteria wise. During institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents to validate the information provided by the Principal. It interacted at length with the governing body, Head of the institution, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and the alumni. Based on the above visit and NAAC criteria, the peer team has given the following report criterion-wise mentioning the strengths and weaknesses of the Institution.

SECTION 2 : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I : CURRICULAR ASPECTS
As an affiliated college of North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, the College follows the syllabi prescribed by the university for under graduate and post graduate courses. There are eight Programmes in B.A., one programme in B.Com. and six Programmes in B.Sc. There are three programmes in M.A. (Hindi, Economics and History), M.Com and M.Sc. The courses B.Sc. (Computer Science), M.A. (Marathi) and M.Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry) are unaided courses. The student strength is good in B.A. courses but very small in B.Sc. and B.Com. courses which matter is to be taken note of. The College offers Defence and Strategic Studies at B.A. (special level) and Pali at B.A. (general level) in addition to the conventional subjects. The students can pursue any programme within time frame. There is no scope for horizontal mobility. They have a wide range of options to choose in Arts, Commerce and Science faculties.

The College can introduce any new programme within a short notice of three to six months. In the recent past the College has not applied for any new programme. Some senior faculties work at different bodies of the university as chairman, members of boards of studies etc. The curriculum is designed by the board of studies. The university conducts the examinations in the annual pattern. A number of study tours are arranged by Geography, Botany and Zoology departments. The College has the goals to achieve all round development of all rural students admitted.

CRITERION II : TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The admissions for the three-year degree courses, M.A. (Part-I) and M.Com. (Part-I) are made on first come first serve basis. The admissions are made as per university norms.

Remedial coaching classes are not conducted for academically weak students. In X five year plan, U.G.C. sanctioned to the College Rs.34,680/- for remedial coaching. The College wants to spend this amount for academically weak students in English and Mathematics. The College has good library, which has about 52,000 books, journals/periodicals. The library has book-bank facility. The library works from 7.30 AM to 6.00 PM on all working days and it is common for junior and senior college.

The principal holds a staff meeting and discusses the teaching plans for the academic year. He holds meeting twice at the end of each term and takes review of the situation. The teachers adhere to the teaching plan. There are 55 teachers, as on today. The total strength of students is 1381. Full time faculty takes classes regularly. The College working days are 308 and teaching days are 197.

The teachers are recruited as per the norms of U.G.C. North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon and Government of Maharashtra. Seven teachers have attended seminars/workshops in the last two years. A number of teachers attended orientation/refresher courses to enrich their knowledge, which in turn helps the students to gain the knowledge. All the teachers submit filled in self-appraisal forms at the time of pay fixation and promotion.

The College prospectus gives the complete information about the evaluation system. Class tests and tutorials are conducted by the College. The university conducts the final examinations.

CRITERION III : RESEARCH-CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
There is little effort for active research. Eight teachers were awarded Ph.D. degree and twelve teachers were given M.Phil. degree. Few teachers published their research papers in journals. Some have presented the papers in national level seminars and workshops. Three teachers are recognized as research guides for M.Phil. and Ph.D. Eight teachers have registered as part-time /full-time scholars. Minor research projects are funded by U.G.C. to the tune of Rs.87,000/-. Three minor research projects in Marathi, History and Botany are on going. The efforts of History department and Professor Mahajan enjoy good reputation in research.

The Principal has designated a person for extension activities. The N.C.C. cadets and N.S.S. volunteers carry out these activities. Out reach programmes such as Adult education, AIDS awareness, Blood Donation Camp, Environment awareness, Tree Plantation, Population Education are some of the activities of the College during 2002-2003. N.S.S. lady volunteers educated the house wives about cleanliness and maintenance of their houses. The students of the College participated in number of community development programmes particularly meant for illiterate adiwasis, which is commendable.

CRITERION IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The College has sufficient number of classrooms with all necessary facilities. The institution has adequate physical facilities to run the educational programmes and administrative functions efficiently.

During the last thirty six years the College has expanded in infrastructure facility in the form of two storeyed building with separate accommodation for Principal and the Staff. The main building has sufficient number of classrooms, separate chambers for Principal, staff room and departmental rooms for some academic departments. The administrative office of the College is situated in the main building. The main building also houses Gymkhana Office, Library, students Co-op stores, Computer lab and Gymnastic hall. The College has separate rooms for boys and girls with amenities like newspapers and indoor games and toilet facilities.

There are ten computers in the College but with old configuration. Computer Centre is mainly used to conduct classes for B.Sc. (Computer Science). Centre has internet facility.

The College Library is housed in a spacious building with necessary facilities like reading room for staff and students. The library has a rich collection of 52,043 books and subscribe to more than 65 journals and magazines in various fields of knowledge. The library has audio-visual cassettes and CDs on different topics. The library works 308 days in a year, working hours of the library from 7.30 AM to 6.00 PM. The library has an advisory committee consisting of Principal, Vice-Principal, HOD's and Librarian. Library is managed by qualified and experienced staff. The College has conference hall and assembly hall.

The College has a Gymnasium with modern equipments for physical fitness and exercise. The playground is recently developed. College has physical facilities for Kabbaddi and Volleyball. The College has a large sports ground to provide sports facilities. The College encourages the outstanding sports persons by providing incentives such as, sports scholarship and prizes. The outstanding sports persons are given 10% grace marks as per the university norms. The College has produced some sports persons who have represented college at the university.

N.C.C. and N.S.S. units are working well in the College. N.C.C. and N.S.S. students have participated in RD Parade at Delhi.

The entire space in the College is utilized to the optimum level. The optimum utilization is ensured through departments and committees consisting of staff members working for relevant activities. The infrastructure facilities of the College are used by the external agencies for conducting classes and examinations etc. The College facilities are used from morning 7.30 AM to evening 5.00 PM by running U.G. and P.G. courses in shifts.

The College generates some funds through self-financing courses and from research funding agencies.

Dr.T.T.Mahajan has published nine books on History.

CRITERION V : STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
To motivate students to excel in their academic activities certain incentives are offered. The various types of scholarships given by central and state government are made available to the students. In addition the College provides financial assistances and free education for the students with meritorious achievement in sports, athletics and academics. The College issues an updated prospectus giving clear guidance to the students about admission, fees and about student support activities. The College has career guidance cell which needs to be strengthened.

The College has a counseling cell looked after by a staff member to offer counseling to students. The career guidance cell of the College motivates the students to seek self-employment. Poor boys fund and students welfare fund are used to help the needy students. Personal counseling, N.S.S., N.C.C., are other important activities of the College. The various sports and recreational services available to the students are nature club, debate club, student magazines, cultural programmes. Dance, music, quiz and dramatic competitions are arranged for the development of the students. Under the provision of the university the College has 'Yuwati Sabha' to carryout activities for girls.

Two students of U.G. course and one P.G. student secured University ranks during March 2003 examinations. Seventy percent students appeared for the examination and the drop out rate was 30% in 2002-03. The students are encouraged to appear for competitive examinations and good number of student have passed in those examinations. Limited hostel facilities are provided to boys and girls at a low charge.

After graduation nearly 50% of the students go for higher studies. Since college is more than three decades old, number of students are occupying important positions in industry, business, sports and public life.

CRITERION VI : ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The College was established in 1962 by the freedom fighters and social reformers. The College has constituted the local managing committee as per the rules laid down by the Maharashtra Universities Act 1994. The College is managed with the help of admission committee, teachers selection committee, purchase committee, academic committee, examinations committee and so on. Academic and administrative planning is reasonably good. Management techniques are used by the Institution for efficient running of every administrative and academic decision making. The finances of the Institution is judiciously allocated and effectively utilized to make its programmes and functioning cost effective. The College has an efficient internal co-ordinating and monitoring mechanism.

Management extends valuable support in terms of resource generation and a backup of the infrastructure facilities. During X Plan period the U.G.C. has sanctioned Rs.10,40,400/- to the College for the purpose of Books/Journals, equipment, remedial coaching, P.T.A.C., extension and building. The College also received Rs.3,00,000/- from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for establishing Gymnasium. The organization of the internal management with the help of teaching and administrative staff is conducted smoothly.

The College has a grievance redressal cell which listens to the grievances of the employees and students make effort to solve the disputes at an early stage. The tuition fees and other fee charged by the Institution are very reasonable.

CRITERION VII : HEALTHY PRACTICES
The peer team has identified a few unique features, which enhance the academic ambience of the institution. They are as follows;

There are few university ranks of the college pass outs.

Good leadership along with good interpersonal relationships among teaching and non-teaching staff helps in the smooth functioning of the College.

The College grants necessary leave and other benefits as incentive to their teachers to pursue higher studies and research. Seven faculty members have registered for Ph.D. programmes.

The College has taken various steps to impart value based education through NCC and NSS activities.

The institution inculcates civic responsibilities among students to make them morally responsible citizens of India through various programmes like cleanliness and environmental awareness programmes, literacy programmes, public health programmes, AIDS awareness programmes etc.

The College conducts regular medical checkup for students.

Arrangement of professional development programmes for the non-teaching staff.

Providing various welfare programmes to the College staff.

A few staff members have authored some books.

The regular upkeep of the College campus is looked after by the menial staff, gardeners and employees of the cleaning department. Beautification of the Campus is undertaken by the N.S.S. volunteers by planting trees in and around the Campus.

OVERALL ANALYSIS
In view of the criterion-wise analysis and other observations the Peer Team sums up the following overall analysis :

(a) Commendations :
The objectives of the management in encouraging the cause of higher education with Gandhian atmosphere in an economically backward and a tribal area of Shirpur is commendable.

The flavour of nationalism and a freedom fighter's leadership to the management makes this college distinct.

The College has a long list of highly placed alumni which motivates the current students.

The dedication of the faculty, the non-teaching staff, the Principal, the management and the old students is visible.

The relatively simple and innocent students are emotionally associated with the institution.

The department of History is the only well reputed P.G. teaching as well as a research oriented department with projects, publications, field work and national participation.

The performance of N.C.C. unit which includes participation in R.D. is commendable.

Some of the social extension programs through N.S.S. and Yuwati Sabha are good.

(b) Recommendations :
More research efforts are needed in most departments, at least the post graduate ones.

New relevant courses facilitating inter disciplinary approach should be introduced, particularly in the departments of Commerce and Computer Science.

The faculty of Science is not strong and the infrastructure need more inputs.

Technology assisted teaching aids should be extensively made use off.

Student feedback system on teacher performance and campus experience could be formalized to strengthen teaching and evaluation.

The teachers should be motivated to go for more research and extension work and participation.

More number of relevant workshops-seminars-lectures could be arranged and more teachers could be encouraged to participate in such programmes outside the state.

The College needs efforts in imparting computer training to its staff, teachers and students.

The College should pay attention for reducing dropout rate.

Placement information center should be made more functional.

The language departments need more academic dynamism.

Library should be made more motivating to the students for making use of the books and journals. The departmental libraries in P.G. Departments should be established.

The sports and games activities need to be strengthened. Girls should be encouraged to participate in sports.

The newly created play grounds should be further developed.

There is a need for a general boys hostel with a mess.

As there are large number of girl students, programmes and facilities relevant to their welfare and development could be taken up by creating a separate cell.

As the College is situated in a tribal area with rich social and cultural heritage of Khandesh more teaching programmes be added relevant to the local needs. This may include sociology, performing Arts (Music and Dance) and Home-Science.

The Peer Team records its appreciation to the Principal, his team and the management for the co-operation extended during the visit.

Prof. Vinod P.Saxena
Chair person

Dr. D.M.Basavaraja
Member

Prof. B.Raghavendra Rao
Member Co-ordinator

Dr.V.V.Randhe
Principal

Place : Dhule

Date :26th February, 2004

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