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NSS College of Education, Mumbai, Maharashtra


NSS College of Education, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Address: Plot / Street / Area
N.S.S. Educational Complex, B wing, 6 th floor
M.P. Mill Compound Road, Behind A.C.Market, 94, Tordeo Road
Mumbai (District Mumbai)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 400034

NSS College of Education, Mumbai Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. NSS College of Education, Mumbai Maharashtra is also known as Nagrik Shikshan Sanstha College of Education. NSS College of Education, Mumbai Maharashtra is managed by Society: Nagrik Shikshan Sanstha. NSS College of Education, Mumbai Maharashtra was established on / in 1990.

Principal of NSS College of Education, Mumbai Maharashtra is Dr. (Mrs.) S. Samuel.

NSS College of Education is situated in Mumbai of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mumbai comes under Mumbai (Bombay) Tehsil, Mumbai District.

email ID(s) is NSS College of Education Mumbai Maharashtra

Website of NSS College of Education, Mumbai Maharashtra is nsseducation.org.

Chairman : Dr. Jaydeep Rajabhau Mirashi S/o Sh Rajabhau G Mirashi, email: jmirashi@yahoo.co.in.

Contact Details of NSS College of Education, Mumbai Maharashtra are : Telephone: 24938918, 24944249
Tel.No. 65298616

Administrative Contact(s): Mrs. Ekbote Vaishali V., email: vaishali12ekbote@yahoo.com
Technical Contact(s): Mrs. Mansi M. Tambe ,email: nagrikshikshanbed@yahoo.co.in


B Ed
DSM ( Diploma In School Management)
M.Ed. (Proposed)

Approval details: NSS College of Education is affiliated with University of Mumbai (UoM), Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Profile of NSS College of Education

The B.Ed. College was established in the year 1990 with late Mrs. Shantabai Mirashi as the Superintendent of the College. A person of simple living and high thinking, who moulded the college according to her philosophy and ideals. She influenced to imprint her vision and laid the foundation for the concept of ‘family and togetherness’. Within a span of 21 years, the college achieved an enviable position as one of the best colleges of education in the University of Mumbai. Library is well stocked with recent and modern books on education and research. Nearly 25 journals and periodicals on teacher education have been subscribed. Reading room facilities are available. The psychological Laboratory is well equipped with apparatus as per the needs of B.Ed. Syllabus.

Media coverage of NSS College of Education, Mumbai Maharashtra, Maharashtra

NAAC report of Nagarik Shikshan Sansthas College of Education

The Nagrik Shikshan Sanstha's College of Education was established about 15 years ago on September 3, 1990 on a campus of 2.2 acres area, located on a Green Hillock. The Mumbai Municipal Corporation (MMC) has leased the land to the Sanstha for a period of 99 years. This is an unaided college with an intake of 80 students, out of which 80 percent (64 students) are filled by the Government and the remaining 20 % (16 students) are admitted directly by the NSS under management quota.

The NSS manages several other institutions in the same campus starting from Kindergarten to Commerce College. All these institutions have approval of the Government of Maharashtra. However the resources of the College of Education are scattered on different floors of the campus building, which affects smooth functioning of the institution.

The College has consistently shown good examination results of the pass-outs. For five years the results have been 100-cent percent. In the last two years, a great majority of the students have successfully completed the B.Ed Course. The institution is maintaining the pass out rate above 95 percent.

The Governing Body discharges all the managerial functions of the College. The College is affiliated to the University of Mumbai and has been recognized (conditionally) by the NCTE vide its letter No. WRC / 5-6 / 96/831 of 1999 - 2000 dated January 28, 1999.

There are eight members of the faculty, including the Principal (I/c). There are seven Lecturers in Education with specialization in different disciplines / areas. Five out of them have qualified in the NET/SET Examination organized by the UGC / State of Maharashtra. Two faculty members do not possess the requisite qualifications as per the NCTE norms. There is one Librarian in the college who discharges all the functions of the library. But she has no support/assistance to help her. The support staff in the college office comprises three administrative and seven class IV employees.

The Peer Team comprising Prof. Sohanvir S. Chaudhary (Chairperson), Prof. J. S. Grewal (Member) and Dr. S. Bhaskara (Member) visited the College and one of its practicing schools during October 6-7, 2004. It interacted with all the stakeholders of the college, that is, the support staff, students, alumni, parents, teachers, Principal and the management of the College. The Team also visited the Diploma in Education School, which is located in the same campus and is being run by the same Management. Based on its visits, observations and interactions with all the stakeholders, the Peer Team presents the assessment report under the following six criteria followed by suggestions and recommendations.

Criterion 1: Curricular Design and Planning
The College admits students based on Common Entrance Test (GET) and the counseling organized by the University of Mumbai. The College is affiliated to University of Mumbai for its B.Ed, programme. The students are assessed for their competency in language, etc. in the beginning of the session and remedial support is offered to those who need it, particularly to the disadvantaged students.

Lectures and discussions are prevalent methods of teaching the subjects. Some teachers, however, reported that, besides the lecture method, they used seminar and tutorial approaches to teaching also. Some teachers used OHP and other audio-visual aids to make their teaching more effective.

During vacation, the students are given assignments as homework. Advanced level students are supported while selecting innovative projects.

The mission of the college is expressed in general terms and has not been duly reflected in the programme and courses offered by the College. The institution's vision is reflected in the following three objectives, i.e., to inculcate secular values, to imbibe scientific temper, and to induce social commitment in the students.

Feedback on the functioning of the college is obtained from the academic peers and employees. The College based on the suggestions received takes remedial measures.

The college follows the syllabus prescribed by the University of Mumbai. It, therefore, has no substantial role in designing and planning curriculum. The college is expected to follow the rigidly the activities suggested in the syllabus, even in the subject like work experience. The teachers make necessary preparation for the transaction and implementation of curriculum in and outside the classroom. The staff prepares a calendar of activities well in advance in the month of March every year and ensures the achievement of goals and objectives of the B.Ed. programme. Through a wide range of curricular and co-curricular activities. The students have flexibility in selecting the method subjects. They however, have to fulfill the requirement of the B.Ed. programme.

Interdisciplinary / multidisciplinary strategies are employed in common areas in all the topics. Opportunities are provided for self-study in the groups, alternatively between School and College. There is hardly any time for independent self - study during the College hours.

The teachers and the students are involved in community related activities, such as helping old age home, teaching street children, etc.

Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The College develops its own academic calendar. The calendar of activities for 2004 - 05 are fairly exhaustive starting from the middle of June 2004 to March 2005. The various activities spread over the whole academic session, includes such academic events as: CET examination winners admissions, celebration of world population day, organization of community work, orientation to and practice in the micro teaching core skills, lesson planning workshops, training in writing educational objectives and their specifications, guidance given to the learners I trainees in the methodology subjects, evaluation techniques, lecture on maxims of teaching, visits to the practicing schools, conducting collaborative workshops, visit of the staff and the students to Nehru Science Center, bridge lessons by the students, practice teaching in school, visits to Manibhavan, lectures under faculty development scheme on specific and general topics and organization of tutorials. These academic calendar activities provided to the Peer Team a fair idea of the working of the institution. Interactive teaching learning is encouraged through varieties of activities. The theory and practical courses are taught as per academic calendar.

The college provides centralized media facility, where the teachers encourage students to prepare teaching aids. Practice teaching activities start with the content analysis followed by lesson planning, microteaching, observation of lessons on prescribed schedules and practice teaching in schools. Reflection on teaching by teacher trainees is an important activity of student teaching.

Evaluation procedures are explained to the students in the beginning of the academic session. Monitoring is done in a general way and is considered as on going activity.

The number of seminars / workshops / conferences attended by the faculty and in these too as resource persons must become more. Self-appraisal is done by the college staff as well as student evaluation and peer evaluation.

Faculty improvement programmes are also very few, only two staff members have completed their Ph.D. programme.

Efforts are made by the college to impart value-based education to develop all around personality of the students through various educational visits and camps. The College promotes skills of learning to learn, communication and pedagogical use of information technology.

The Peer Team visited the psychology laboratory and the auditorium where the work experience outputs of trainers were displayed. Psychological tests and equipments are available on limited scale. The trainees are to be provided with proper tables and seats for the administration of Psychological tests. Work experience and socially useful productive work activities are also to be located in a small workshop and not in the assembly hall as being done at present. The nature of activities had not been of routine nature but reflect innovative ideas of the teacher educators. Educational technology elements the teacher education curriculum such as audio - video aids are prepared in a workshop situation where each trainee is required to develop charts and models as per the need of a particular subject / topic of syllabus.

Interactive teaching and learning is done with the coverage of different teaching models (e.g. CAM, ITM, SRM). Self - study method is encouraged but the library does not contain many recent books on Education. The librarian is qualified and alert to the latest developments in library science but the library has not been computerized. The book bank scheme is in operation to some extent. Adequate number of journals on Education has yet to be procured.

Criterion III: Research, Development and Extension
Two of the faculty members have acquired Ph.D. Degrees in Education, one more is registered and two have developed their research proposals. Two faculty members, including the Principal, have published four papers during the last five years, which is not an adequate number but they have been able to publish. Four staff members are members of various academic Boards and Societies such as Shikshan Mandal. Vidhava Sangahatan, etc. The Principal of the college attended National and international Level conferences on science education, at primary level held at the Regional Institution of Education (NCERT), Bhopal and New Delhi and presented a paper on "Developing Scientific Thinking Among Primary School Students". Institution activity participates in the Adult and Continuing Education Programmes Department of the University of Mumbai. Programmes are held under different Clubs / Societies such as Environmental Club, Population Education Club and Women Upliftment Programme. There is involvement of the faculty in various community programmes such as NGO's like Vatsalya Foundation, Missionaries of Charities Home, Deaf and Dumb School (Thane) and St. Gonsalo Gareia Orphanage (Vasai).

The Peer Team visited the Vatsalya Foundation and observed its activities, which were found to be relevant to teacher education. Other activities under staff development include lectures by the doctors on health, hygiene and common diseases found in children and also on AIDS. The College organized Blood Donation Camps in collaboration with Maharashtra Shasan Arogya Seva.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has developed its own Master Plan. It is self-sufficient in nature. Management looks after the campus and its development. The auditorium is used by many other agencies, thus making full use of the building for educational activities tike celebration of Annual Days. Environment Club members join hands in maintaining the campus clean. They need to study the plants and bird life on the adjoining hillock. At present they do not do it. There is an Advisory Committee for the library. Inter Library borrowing is not in existence. There is limited Book Bank facility. Addition of books purchased in a year is very less. More Journals on Education discipline need to be procured and read by the staff. A common computer laboratory is available. Two staff members have attended INTEL Computers training.

Education Technology Cell needs to be established and adequately equipped. Sharing Science Laboratories of the Secondary School is not a good practice. The College should establish its own integrated Science Laboratory. Some charts and maps are available in the library, which are issued to the trainees. The college, however, requires other educational technology infrastructure like OHP transparencies, etc. Facilities for preparing slides are necessary for developing teaching skills and competencies in the students.

There are no formal medical facilities for the students. But a doctor couple lives on the campus to provide medical attention both to the students, faculty and support staff. The Peer Team was told that there is some local arrangement for the students to participate in games and sports by using facilities of Priydarshini Park.

Other infrastructure in the college includes an Office, Principal's room, staff room, toilets for boys and girls, common lecture room and an auditorium. The lecture room was visited by the Peer Team for interaction with the students, alumni and parents of the trainees. The trainees organized a cultural programme, which was very Impressive, especially one item for conveying the message of environmental education, such as conservation of water, air, soil and forest resources. Considering the number of students and the faculty the library space seems to be adequate/sufficient.

Limited sports and physical education activities are conducted in the Gymkhana, which is located in the college it self.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
Student progress is ensured through various activities, such as availability of student feedback form, updated prospects made available to the new students, guidance and counselling facility to the students who however, did not report any of the activities mentioned here.

Alumni Association informed that they could not organize any meaningful activity over the years. Student Council regularly conducts curricular and co-curricular activities. The Peer Team checked the veracity of the above. They do not come forward with their problems and the faculty is generally not approached. Though the NSS College of Education was established by the NSS about 15 years back, yet they have not organized any effective and meaningful alumni programme, with reference to the old students.

Students support services, as listed below, were found to be inadequately available:
Library: More journals on Education and recent books are not available.

Computer Centre should be modernized with other departments. Independent computers are required for the College of Education Staff

Health Centre is available only as an informal health service / medical facility.
Indoor Sport Facility / Games are available.

Outdoor Sport Facility: The NSS has its own Gymkhana, where the trainees go occasionally. Physical education instructor has not been engaged by the college.

Canteen facility is available and utilized by the students and staff.

Grievance Redressal Cell is not established formally. The staff and students however reported no problem in this regard.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
Internal coordination and monitoring is done through various committees. Efforts are on to improve this system. Work efficiency of the non-teaching staff is checked by the Principal. Decisions taken by the Principal have been approved by the management. College follows Government and University rules while appointing staff. Management appoints the ad-hoc staff and can pay up to Rs. 5,000/- per month. Non-teaching staff is also pursuing higher education. Current tuition and other fees are not finalized by the University of Mumbai. Deficit budget is the common feature of all private institutions. Internal auditing is there. Welfare programmes are there for students but for staff it is minimum. Grievance Redressal Cell is not there. Grievances are dealt with by the Principal. Some loans are available to employees. Endowment and Reserve Funds have been kept in Cooperative Societies. Internal quality checks are adopted. Institution is sensitized towards strategic planning, total quality management, etc. Twinning and exchange programmes are not there in the college.

Suggestions and Recommendations
The College Is located in a six storeyed building where the B.Ed. programme is being run along with many other institutions of the NSS (NSS College of Commerce, NSS Junior College, Diploma in Education College and Hill Spring International School). The intake In the College of Education is 80, which may be increased to a unit of 100 by the State Government and the NCTE. The Team puts forward the following suggestions for consideration:

All the laboratories, ET, Work Experience and Psychology labs, etc., need to be augmented and enriched. These facilities should be easily accessible to all the teachers and the students.

The teaching staff needs to acquire requisite qualifications as per the NCTE norms.

Hostel facility for the students coming from outside Mumbai should be provided. Some of the students have made their own arrangement for stay.

Alumni Association has not been active. The former students need to be provided a forum for improvement of the college. Some space in the college magazine may be provided where the views/experiences of the former students can be highlighted.

All the teaching and non-teaching staff is required to have formal training in the applications of computer. They should have easy access to computer.

More books on Education discipline can be added to the library of the College. At least one additional hand may be provided to make the library more user friendly;

There is a need to computerize the library and link it with the network of libraries.

The College may prepare CDs of its selected activities such as the one on Environmental Conservation, Group Project Work, and Activities Organized in collaboration with NGOs.

The College and its practicing Schools are functioning in isolation. The College and School should collaborate for effective practice teaching.

Peer team appreciates the support and care extended by the Joint Director, Directorate of Higher Education, Mumbai Region, The Principal, teaching and non - teaching staff and the students of the College during its visit and wishes the College a bright future.

(Sohanvir Chaudhary)

(J.S. Grewal)

(S. Bhaskara)

(Dr. S. Samuel)
Nagrik Shikshan Sanstha's College f Education
Mumbai - 400 034

Date. October 7,2004

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