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Swami Muktanand College of Science, Yeola, Maharashtra


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Swami Muktanand College of Science, Yeola, Maharashtra
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Station Road, Ganga Darwaja
Yeola (District Nashik)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 423401


Swami Muktanand College of Science, Yeola Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Private, Co-Ed. Swami Muktanand College of Science, Yeola Maharashtra is also known as Shri Gurudev Shikshan Prasarak Mandals Swami Muktanand Science College Yeola, Swami Muktanand Science College. Swami Muktanand College of Science, Yeola Maharashtra is managed by Society: Shree Gurudeo Shikshan Prasarak Mandal (SGSP Mandal). Swami Muktanand College of Science, Yeola Maharashtra was established on / in 1991.


Principal of Swami Muktanand College of Science, Yeola Maharashtra is RAHANE BALASAHEB BABURAO.

Swami Muktanand College of Science is situated in Yeola of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Yeola comes under Yeola Tehsil, Nashik District.

Fax # of Swami Muktanand College of Science, Yeola Maharashtra is 02559-266193.

email ID(s) is Swami Muktanand College of Science Yeola Maharashtra

Website of Swami Muktanand College of Science, Yeola Maharashtra is http://www.smcsyeola.com/.

Chairman : Shri. Sharadbhan Nagdekar.
General Secretary : Shri.Dipakbhau Gaikwad.

Contact Details of Swami Muktanand College of Science, Yeola Maharashtra are : Phone No. 02559-266193
Information officer Sonawane R. K.
Apply Adhikari Rahane B.B.
College name spelling confusion: Muktananda (Wrong)



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Swami Muktanand College of Science, Yeola Maharashtra runs course(s) in Science stream(s).
B.Sc.

Approval details: Swami Muktanand College of Science is affiliated with Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune (Maharashtra)



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NAAC report of Shree Gurudeo Shikshan Prasarak Mandals Swami Muktanand Science College

Section I: Preface
Swami Muktanand College of Science (SMCS), Yeola, Nashik District was established in 1991 by Shri Gurudeo Shikshan Prasarak Mandal. The Mandal was founded in 1972. The Motto of the institution is 'Paraspar deo bhavo' meaning 'assuming the existence of God in each other' and 'service to student is service to God through education'. The goal of the college is to provide science education to all sectors of the society in and around Yeola taluka especially for women and downtrodden.

Besides this college, the Mandal runs two primary schools, one secondary school, a junior college, English medium school and a secondary school. The college is a single faculty (Science) grant-in-aid institution affiliated to University of Pune. Steps for the recognition of the college by UGC under 2f and 12 (B) are in progress. It has yet to gain permanent affiliation.

The support services are central library, computer centre, health centre, canteen, sports facilities, vehicle parking shed, non-resident student centre and other physical facilities.

The college offers UG programme (B.Sc.) and has 7 departments: Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Mathematics, Marathi and English (optional).

There are 20 grant-in-aid permanent teachers (2 females and 18 males) of which one is a Ph.D., and another is an M.Phil. supported by 1 temporary teacher (male) and a librarian. The non-teaching staff strength is 11 including 10 administrative and 1 technical personnel. The student strength in the current academic year is 217.

The college volunteered for institutional accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and submitted the Self Study Report (SSR) in September, 2003. NAAC constituted the Peer team consisting of Dr. K. D. Vasava, former Vice Chancellor, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahemdabad (Gujarat) as the Chairperson and Dr.T.D.Sreedharan, Principal, St. George College of Management and Science, Bangalore (Karnataka) as Member and Dr.Rajan Varughese, Director of Off-Campus Academic Centre, School of Distance Education, Mahatma Gandhi University, Mar Thoma College for Women, Perumbavoor (Kerala) as Member- Convener. Dr. Geeta Iyenger, Academic Consultant, NAAC ably provided the pre-visit assistance. The Peer team visited the college during 11-12 February, 2004.

As a part of pre-visit exercise, the members had independently scrutinised the SSR and during visit the Peer team held discussions with the Principal, members of the Steering Committee, Local Managing Committee (LMC), teaching and non-teaching staff. The Peer team visited different departments and offices besides interacting with representative groups of students, parents and alumni. Based on pre-visit analysis and verification of SSR, detailed examination of the systems, policies, procedures, infrastructural facilities, the team makes the following criterion-wise analysis and overall observations and recommendations for a holistic development of the college.

Section 2: Criterion wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The college strives to achieve the empowerment of men and women of the rural area of Yeola in Nashik District. It offers B.Sc. Programme with five curricular options: Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Zoology and Mathematics. This programme equips the students for higher studies in the related disciplines. The academic work is undertaken with a view to accomplish the goals and objectives of offering science education to the aspiring students.

Being an affiliated college, the faculty members do not have a direct role to play in curriculum design and modification. However, it collects the feedback from academic peers, visitors' diary, and parents of the students, media reports and members of NGOs visiting the college. The College makes use of these suggestions in the planning of new academic programme. One teacher is associated with the Board of studies as elected Chairman and Member, Academic Council that enables him to participate in the restructuring of curriculum periodically. The time duration for starting of a new academic programme is one year. The college has been organising industrial field visits, seminars and career counselling to the students. The institution may consider starting of undergraduate programs with vocational components in them to benefit the students in their career aspirations. It has yet to take innovative steps to introduce modular curriculum and interdisciplinary approach.

Criterion II: Teaching-learning and Evaluation
Since the College is situated in rural area, the students seeking admission is not large. The admission of students is made on the basis of minimum required qualification. Therefore, there is no need to evolve any mechanism for selection of the students. The Internal Quality Control Committee takes objective tests in general knowledge and subject knowledge. Advanced learners are motivated to read science journals and encouraged to perform in competitive examinations. Heads of departments monitor and supervise the teaching of the unitised syllabus based on the annual and daily teaching plan prepared by the teachers.

The teachers supplement the lecture method of teaching by arranging industry- visits, field visits, study tours and using audio-visual aids like charts, models, specimens, OHP and slide projector. Full time faculty members teach all the classes.

The teaching-learning in the college is made practical oriented by providing well-equipped laboratories. The computer centre is supporting the computational needs of the students. Educative seminars and workshops on current issues are conducted regularly.

The 'Staff Study Circle' arranges discussion meet every year to enlighten the teachers on different subjects/issues and to ensure continuous development of their teaching skills. The students' performance in the university examinations has been consistently high which could be a result of the healthy practices in teaching-learning.

Evaluation process and nature of examinations for various subjects in terms of long and short answer questions, short notes, tests, tutorials, seminars, oral tests and their mark distribution are communicated to students at the beginning of the academic year. The college follows the norms prescribed by the University and the State Government in the procedure of selection of teaching staff. The self-appraisal method is practiced by the college for the assessment of teachers and the results are used to offer feedback to teachers to strengthen the teaching-learning process. During the last five years, two teachers attended national level seminars. However, there is need to give further emphasis on faculty development programme.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Though the college is not a research centre, staff members of Zoology and Botany departments are involved in research. One of the teachers has Ph.D. degree. Research culture is yet to pick up momentum in the institution.

Students are encouraged to take up project works, collect data by conducting surveys and to present the findings of these mini researches in their respective classes.

Students are encouraged to participate in extension activities. One of the teachers is given additional charge of NSS activities. Programmes for community development, social work, health and hygiene awareness, medical camps, adult education and literacy, blood donation camps, AIDS awareness and environmental awareness are the major extension activities undertaken by the college with the participation of NSS volunteers and other student bodies in collaboration with a number of GOs and NGOs. Vasundhara Vriksha Sanvardhana Samiti of Yeola, Dhadpad Manch, and Rotary Club are the NGOs with which the college associates itself for the extension activities.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has sufficient built up accommodation, in terms of number of class rooms, laboratories, seminar hall, computer laboratory, and play ground to meet the requirements of space for the current academic programmes and there is provision for future expansion. There is arrangement for systematic repair and maintenance of facilities of the college. The available space is used efficiently by framing timetable of the college to ensure optimum utilisation of the infrastructure facilities including audiovisual equipments. The college campus is kept beautiful and pollution free by daily cleaning, planting of trees, providing parking facilities for staff and students and arranging for the disposal of waste materials.

The library committee looks after the working of the library. The library has 1664 textbooks, 197 general books and 248 reference books. They subscribe to 10 periodicals. The library has arrangements for inter library borrowing form the Pune University library and local libraries. It also has a computer with internet facility for use by the staff and students free of cost. It has a book bank facility for the economically backward, skilful and poor students as well as for outstanding sports students.

The college has a computer centre with eleven computers, internet facility and necessary accessories such as CD drives, printers and the required software for applications. The central computer facility is provided by the Mandal and works from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm.

First aid facility is available for students and a medical officer's service is available during morning sessions on all working days. The department of sports provides facilities and coaching in indoor and outdoor games. Playgrounds of the parent institution are used by the college for kabaddi, kho-kho, netball, football, volleyball, cricket, softball, and athletic events. The Navabharat Krida Mandal of Yeola provides facilities for the practice of badminton and tennis by the students of the college. 'General Championship' is awarded to outstanding players along with medals, trophies and certificates after the college annual sports. Some of the students of the college could win Inter-Collegiate, Inter Zonal, District and Inter University level competitions. The cleanliness and beautification of the college building and premises are given due importance by giving priority to these activities by staff and students.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The high percentage of students appearing for qualifying examinations and the relatively low drop out rate of students are positive aspects of the college. The periodically updated prospectus of the college provides needed information to all the students of the college. The admission of students to various courses is based on rules and norms prescribed by the university and the State Government. Financial assistance is available to students from the State Government and eighty percent enjoy some type of freeship or scholarship.

One of the teachers have the additional charge of heading the employment cell which assists the students in identifying job opportunities through periodic notifications. Informative lecture sessions are arranged to motivate students for higher studies. Teachers undertake the responsibility of academic and personal counselling. Students are encouraged to seek self-employment.

One of the teachers has attended national conferences and state level symposia. The college has an alumni association from the year 2003. The students have indoor games, outdoor games, audio-video facilities and debate clubs.

Teachers offer financial assistance to some needy students and there is a Foundation established to help the poor students of the college. The college offers vocational guidance for promising bright students. The suggestions of the alumni members is well received by the college management to effect improvements in the college in terms of facilities and programmes.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The college is managed by the Mandal and has a managing body. The Local Managing Committee (LMC) constituted as per the provisions of the University Act manages the functioning of the college. It has representatives both from teaching and non-teaching staff. The college has an efficient internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism for policy formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies regarding academic planning, admission, examinations, departmental budget and curricular and extra curricular activities. The heads of departments initiates discussion on these matters and there is healthy rapport between the faculty members and the administration. Fourteen committees involving teaching and non-teaching staff members are functioning in the college for the efficient administration of the college. The 'Annual Academic Calendar' for the college is prepared by a designated committee to provide year long schedule of programmes and activities in the college. The Principal checks the efficiency of the non-teaching staff on a regular basis. Training programs are held to improve the performance and work efficiency of the non-teaching staff members. The college follows the criteria and norms prescribed by the University and State Government regarding the recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff. The University and the State Government fix the fee for various academic programmes.

The college has the practice of using the services of internal auditors to ensure the use of proper accounting practices. A number of welfare schemes are available for the students and staff members including the Employees' Credit Cooperative Society for teaching and non-teaching staff. Twelve students are benefited by the 'Earn and Learn' scheme introduced in the college from 2002-03. The college has the practice of holding the annual gathering of students in the campus for the development of students in the fields of debating, kavya-vachan, anthakshari, quiz contest and kathakathan. Grievance redressal facilities are available to staff, non-teaching staff and students and the management of the college has taken keen interest in the functioning of the institution in a democratic way. Students can raise their complaint through the 'complaint box' made available to them.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The college has a number of programs listed below which is significant to the overall growth of the students in terms of academic excellence, involvement in curricular and extra-curricular activities and extension programmes.

Suitable programme options in science for the empowerment of students through science education.

Involvement of a sizable section of teachers by serving in a number of committees.

Inculcating civic responsibilities in students through social service activities and relief
fund collection for supporting earthquake victims, families of armed personnel killed in Kargil operations, etc.

Teachers' personal contribution to the poor students fund.

Innovative extension programs practiced.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The college is situated in a rural area. The management, faculty and non-teaching staff are committed, which is reflected in their achievements. The teaching and learning programmes are consistent with the goals and objectives of the institution. Healthy co-ordination of academic, co-curricular and extra curricular activities play a vital role in the total personality development of the students.

Commendable aspects of the institution are:

Adequate physical facilities inspite of the constraints to run educational programmes and administrative functions effectively.

The growth of the infrastructure keeps pace with the academic growth.

There is effective mechanism for maintenance and optimal use of infrastructure.
Getting feed back from students and passing on the suggestions to the concerned teachers after scrutiny.

A very cordial inter-group and intra-group relationship between management and the various constituents.

Compassionate appointments in the event of personal calamities

Suggestions:
Peer Team also wishes to offer the following suggestions for further growth and development of the institution.

A well-defined method for getting feed back from academic peers and employers on teaching programme is necessary and may be used while reviewing the programmes.

Steps may be taken to augment the facilities in the laboratories

The library needs to be strengthened both in terms of infrastructure and with accessions.

The departments and the office may be computerized and networked for dissemination and for availability of information in a phased manner.

The management may draw a future plan of action to generate funds to meet the present and future needs of the institution.

There is an imperative need for strengthening the alumni association's functioning.

Establishment of course/career counselling centre with a view to prepare the students for competitive examinations.

The entire gamut of infrastructure facilities to be strengthened and upgraded with a view to establish PG courses as and when the need arises.

Faculty members may be encouraged to take up individual or inter disciplinary research by themselves or departmentally.

A committee to be constituted for prevention of sexual harassment as per the direction of the appropriate authority.

Efforts may be made to start NCC unit in the college.

Linkages by individual staff members with outside agencies needs to be institutionalized.

The process of including the college under 2f and 12 (B) of the UGC Act be expedited.

Compassionate appointments may have to be formalized as a welfare measure after suitable amendments in the Mandal's regulations.

The peer team wishes to place on record the cooperation extended by the Management, Principal, Staff both teaching and non-teaching and the ministerial staff for completing accreditation process in time. The team also appreciates the hospitality extended to them during their stay.

Dr. K.D.Vasava
Chairperson

Dr. T. D. Sreedharan
Member Peer team

Dr.Rajan Varughese.
Member- Convener. Peer team

Yeola, Nashik District

Date. 12 - 02 - 2004

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