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Ismailsaheb Mulla Law College, Satara, Maharashtra
Ismailsaheb Mulla Law College, Satara, Maharashtra
Satara (District Satara)
Maharashtra, IndiaPin Code : 415001
Ismailsaheb Mulla Law College, Satara Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Aided. Ismailsaheb Mulla Law College, Satara Maharashtra is managed by Society: Rayat Shikshan Sanstha. Ismailsaheb Mulla Law College, Satara Maharashtra was established on / in 1968.
Principal of Ismailsaheb Mulla Law College, Satara Maharashtra is Dr.Sujata Pawar (Mobile 9420195885).
Ismailsaheb Mulla Law 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 Ismailsaheb Mulla Law College, Satara Maharashtra is 02162-234138.
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Registrar : Shri. S.D.Mohite 9970164847 (Registrar / Head Clerk).
Contact Details of Ismailsaheb Mulla Law College, Satara Maharashtra are : 02162-234138
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CoursesIsmailsaheb Mulla Law College, Satara Maharashtra runs course(s) in Law stream(s).
Three Year Law Course, Five Year Law Course
Approval details: Ismailsaheb Mulla Law College is affiliated with Shivaji University, Kolhapur
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NAAC report of Rayat Shikshan Sansthas Ismailsaheb Mulla Law CollegeSECTION 1: PREFACE
The Ismailsaheb Mulla Law College (IMLC) volunteered to be assessed by the NATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION COUNCIL (NAAC) and submitted the Self-Study Report to NAAC in September 2003. A Peer Team was constituted by the Council to visit the institution and validate the Self-Study Report. The Peer Team, consisting of Dr.V.B.Coutinho, Vice-Chancellor, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, Karnataka, as Chairperson, and Prof.S.S.Alur, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, as Member and Prof.T.Sathyamurthy, Principal, National College of Law, Shimoga, Karnataka, as Member Coordinator visited the institution for two days, on 14th and 15th of July 2004.
The goals and objectives of the institution have been :
- to provide legal education to the people in rural areas;
- to promote legal literacy and democratic culture among them;
- to provide legal aid to the poor and needy
- to create social awareness about civic responsibilities and fundamental duties
- to promote social reformation, peace and order in the society; and
- to foster all-round development of law students for their professional excellence in the field of law and to inculcate a sense of social responsibility in them.
IM Law College, a single faculty college, established in June 1968 is housed in a campus measuring 8,700 Sq.Ft. It is affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur and offers both the Law Degree Courses. It also has the approval of the Bar Council of India, New Delhi. One of them is a THREE YEAR LL.B., DEGREE COURSE, and the other FIVE YEAR LL.B., DEGREE COURSE both are covered under the Grant-in-Aid category. The college is yet to be recognized under Sections 2(f) and 12(B) of University Grants Commission Act. The institution consists of 671 students, and 29 faculty members of which 4 are permanent, 11 temporary and 14 part time. There are eight administrative staff. The unit cost of education is Rs. 3,370/-. The temporal plan of academic work in the college is partly Semester and partly Annual as the Semester System was introduced in 2003.
The success rate for Three Year LL. B. Course is 11.40% and 35.70% for the year 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 respectively. For the Five Year LL.B. Course, the percentage is 52.60% and 50% respectively. The drop out rate for Three Year LL.B. courses 27% and 15% respectively for the years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003. For the Five Year LL.B. Course the corresponding percentage is 0% and 5.4%.
Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara, is managing the Law College. This is only one of the 671 institutions managed by the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha. It is managing 40 institutions of Higher Education, 8 Junior Colleges, 436 Schools of Secondary Education, 26 Primary, 15 Pre-University, 70 Hostels, 8 Ashram Shalas, 4 ITIs, 57 other centers of learning. All these institutions are being managed through 7 Administrative offices / Inspectorates.
The Peer Team was informed that this Sanstha was started in the year 1919 at Kale village looking into the unbearable social conditions and total denial of education to the Dalits and other backward class people in rural areas. Late Shri. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil was taken aback when he saw a Dalit boy made to sit outside the classroom. This prompted him to go all out to help persons discriminated upon and who were denied the basic amenities of life. Motivated by this he went into the utmost backward of the rural areas including tribal areas, to open residential schools for them. This opened up the doors of education to all, irrespective of caste, religion etc. The Sanstha also started this law college to infuse the same spirit to the law graduates coming out of this Law College to serve the society in the true spirit of human oneness and equality.
The Peer Team carefully perused and analyzed the self study report submitted by the institution. During institutional visit, the Team went through all the relevant documents and visited the various facilities like academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities. The Peer Team also interacted at length with the Governing Body, Head of the Institution, Faculty, Non-teaching Staff, Students, Parents and Alumnae of the institution. Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind, the seven criteria identified by NAAC, the assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are given in the following paras.
SECTION 2 : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I : CURRICULAR ASPECTS :
IMLC is offering TWO PROFESSIONAL DEGREE COURSES in Law - THREE YEAR LL.B. COURSE and FIVE YEAR LL.B. COURSE. The legal profession and education is regulated by Bar Council of India, (BCI), New Delhi, a statutory body constituted under the provisions of Advocates Act, 1961. Bar Council of India, New Delhi, has prescribed the basic syllabi for both the courses. For the THREE YEAR COURSE, to which Graduates are admitted, BCI has prescribed 21 compulsory law subjects; three Optional and 4 Practical Training courses.
The FIVE YEAR COURSE is divided into TWO PARTS, viz., Pre-Law and Law Course. Pre-Law Course consists of the FIRST TWO YEARS, where in, the subjects prescribed are languages and Social Sciences which provide good base and background for the pursuit of legal studies. In the second part of the course, the subjects and syllabi prescribed are similar to that of THREE YEAR LAW COURSE.
The University has a limited freedom to modify the syllabi to suit the local conditions. The affiliated colleges adopt the curriculum that is approved by the University.
'Board of Studies' of the University is empowered to review and update the syllabi from time to time.
One of the faculty members, as Chairman of Bar Council of India and a member of curriculum Drafting Committee, has played an important role in working out the syllabi prescribed for LL.B., courses.
The Five Year Law Course provides for horizontal mobility where in the students completing the three years, are eligible for B.S.L.Degree. On the basis of this degree, they can take admission in the Post-Graduate Courses in Social Sciences and are eligible to appear for various competitive examinations. With the completion of all the five years of successful study, the students become eligible for the LL.B. degree that empowers them to enroll as Advocates. Similarly, the students of Three Year LL.B., Course, after the successful completion of two years of study become eligible for the LL.B.,(GEN) Degree. After the successful completion of all the Three Years, the students become eligible for the LL.B., (Spl.) Degree, which facilitates them for enrolment as an Advocate.
Further, in both the courses, students are eligible for elective options with regard to three subjects. At present, third fourth and fifth year LL.B. of Five Year LL.B. course are clubbed with first, second and third year LL.B. course of Three Year LL.B. for the purpose of receiving instructions.
The curriculum design of FIVE YEAR LAW COURSE is multidisciplinary. During the first two years, the students are exposed to social science subjects such as Sociology, Political Science, History, Economics, etc., which provide a good base and focus for the study of legal subjects.
CRITERION II : TEACHING - LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The admission process in the institution is regulated by regulations of Bar Council of India, New Delhi, the State Government and the University. 10+2 OR 11+1 students are eligible for admission to FIVE YEAR LAW COURSE and the Graduates to THREE YEAR LAW COURSE, as prescribed by Bar Council of India, New Delhi. Further, students are selected on the basis of academic record and reservation rules of the State Govt.
The institution has a strength of 671, which includes 298 girl students. The academic activities are being carried on with the help of 29 faculty members. Among them, 4 are permanent teachers, 11 are temporary and 14 of them are part time.
In the beginning of every Semester / Year, the Academic Planning Committee prepares the 'Teaching Plan' which is being followed by the faculty members. Generally, lecture method is followed. This is being supplemented by other learner center teaching methods such as, Guest Lecture, Group Discussion, Question and Answer Sessions, Assignments, Tutorials, Workshops, Moot Courts, Visiting Lawyers Chambers and visiting Law Courts. Further, by organizing Legal Aid, Para Legal Aid, Legal Literacy Programmes, etc., students are acquiring the skills of organizing, speaking, negotiating and also leadership qualities.
Advanced learners are given guidance for extra reading and encouraged to participate in Moot Court Competitions, Essay Competitions, Debates etc. The college has provided Study Room facility for poor and deserving students to prepare for LL.B., LL.M., and other examinations, round the clock.
The institution has 'The Jurist' Notice Board, to encourage wall paper activity among students wherein students exhibit articles, stories, poems, art, etc.,
Teachers have been using audio-visuals apart from the chalk-talk method, such as O.H.P., CDs, Charts, etc.,
Teachers are recruited as per the guidelines of UGC. There is a Selection Committee constituted for this purpose as per the University guidelines.
One of the faculty members has attended an International Seminar and 4 Faculty members have attended National Seminars. One faculty member has attended Orientation Programme. One person has attended Refresher Course and 5 persons have attended workshops / Seminars, as part of Faculty Development Programme.
CRITERION III : RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The institution is offering only Graduate Courses and the scope to engage in research is nil. The institution could not encourage the faculty members with study leave, seed money, etc., due to fewer full time faculty members.
Some of the faculty members are engaged in certain academic activities on their own. One of the faculty members has registered for M.Phil and has co-authored and published a book in Marathi. Another faculty member has presented a paper at the All India Law Teachers Congress held at Delhi and has published an article in Research Journal of Shivaji University, Kolhapur. A honorary lecture has published three books in Marathi. (Translation of existing laws).
Consultancy service in legal matters is extended to the rural people when legal literacy and legal aid programmes are organized in villages.
Though there is no designated person to manage extension activities, institution is engaged in activities such as Community Development, Health and Hygiene Awareness, Adult Education and Literacy, Aids Awareness, Social Work, Blood Donation Camps, Environment Awareness and movement for eradication of superstitions. Some of the students have been nominated in Government Scheme of 'Litigation Free Village'. A full time teacher has been nominated as a member of conciliation cell of Satara District Legal Services Authority,.
CRITERION IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
At the beginning, when the college was established in 1968, it was located in Maharaja Sayaji Rao Vidyalaya of the Sanstha. With the gradual increase of students, it has been shifted to the main administrative building of the Sanstha and located on the First Floor, that consists of Class Room, Library, Reading Room, Staff Room, Office and Principal's Chamber. With the introduction of FIVE YEAR LAW COURSE in 1984-85, the facilities have become congested. In order to overcome the pressure on infrastructure, the Management - Rayat Shikshan Sanstha has ear marked a land area, owned by the Sanstha, for the construction of a new building. The Sanstha has provided Rs.75,00,000/- as initial investment. The 5 storied building construction work has been undertaken and is expected to be completed within 6 to 8 months. At present, the existing building has been utilized to the optimum level.
Library has 8,834 Volumes and 16 Journals. It is equipped with Computers, Audio-Video Cassettes, Internet, etc. The activities of the library are yet to be computerized. It has an Advisory Committee. The students of the institution use the playgrounds of sister institutions for sports activities. The Physical Director is a visiting faculty. The games available in the college are - Chess, Carom, Cricket, Foot Ball, Volley Ball, Basket Ball.
Sports persons are being encouraged with Certificates, Gifts such as tracksuit, etc. One of the student has participated in State Level Event and one at National Level.
CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The institution publishes its updated prospectus annually, which contains information about the college, management, admission rules, subjects prescribed, syllabi fee structure, examination rules, rules of discipline, awards, Scholarships, etc.
Eligible students of the institution have been awarded various Scholarships, Free ships and fee concessions extended by both Central Govt. and State Govt. More than 500 students have been benefited by these financial aids.
The institution does not have any employment cell or placement officer as emphasis is on law practice. Teachers participate in academic and personal counseling.
Institution has an Alumni Association. They are assisting the students in Practical Training, Court Visits, Chamber Work and in organizing Mock Trials and Moot Courts.
Some of the recreational and leisure time facilities are available to the students in small measure such as Students Magazines, Audio-Video Facilities, Out Door Games and Cultural Programmes.
CRITERION VI: ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
ISMAILSAHEB MULLA LAW COLLEGE is one of 671 centres of learning managed by Rayat Shikshan Sanstha. Padmabhushan Karmaveer Dr.Bhaurao Patil founded this organization in 1919 at village Kale in the District of Satara, which has grown as one of the biggest educational institutions in Asia consisting of 4,44,901 students. Sanstha is managing the educational institutions through 7 Inspectorates spread over 18 Talukas. The kinds of institution vary from Primary to Professional. The founder believed that there cannot be any social change without education. He also believed that EDUCATION IS THE FIRST AND FOREMOST CONDITION FOR INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM AND UNITY OF THE NATION AND THE ONLY MEDIUM FOR THE CREATION OF A CASTELESS SOCIETY, AND IT IS ALSO AN IMPORTANT MEANS OF LIVELIHOOD.
At the institutional level, Local Managing Committee (LMC) constituted as per the University Regulations consists of the Management Committee Members, representatives of teachers and non-teaching staff. This Committee monitors the internal co-ordination and administration of the college. LMC meets twice a year.
Various institutional activities are being managed through Committees, such as Admission Committee, Time-Table Committee, Library Committee, Magazine and Wall Paper Committee, Student Welfare Committee, Cultural Committee, Grievance Redressal Committee, Building Maintenance Committee, Purchase Committee, B.C. Cell Standing Committee, Prevention of Sexual Harassment Committee, Legal Aid Committee and College Development Committee.
The Principal supervises work efficiency of the administrative staff.
A Grievance Redressal Committee in an informal way is operating in the institution, which attends to the Grievances of students and staff.
Budgeting and auditing procedures are regular and standardized.
CRITERION VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
It is the responsibility of LMC and other Committees of the institution to take care of the maintenance of internal quality of the institution. It is sensitized to latest managerial concepts such as strategic planning, teamwork, decision making and computerization. Institution is of the opinion that the value education is inbuilt in legal education. Institution celebrates anniversaries of National Leaders. In the curricular programme itself, students are taught about civic and professional responsibilities. Many programmes of the institution are oriented towards all-round personality development of the learners. College recognizes and promotes the talents of students by giving awards of 'Best Student' and General Championship in sports. The institution has the social value of 'Community Development' as the study of law involves study of various principles and values surrounding the individual and the society. There is also an effort to develop various skills in students that is required for the profession in the course of its academic activities. The efforts of the Alumni association to train students in the preparation for the judicial officer's examination are commendable.
SECTION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The Peer Team after going through the self-study report and its visit to various academic and physical facilities is impressed by the progress of Ismailsaheb Mulla Law College, imparting legal education through the TWO LL.B., COURSES. The institution has earned the reputation of imparting quality education and imbibing sense of discipline and dedication to the younger generation. In spite of it, the Peer Team considers that the institution has to do a lot more to fulfill the objectives of which it has been established. The Peer Team would therefore like to bring to the attention of the institution, certain concerns for its consideration.
The Peer Team would like to commend the institution for the following aspects.
The goals and objectives of Rayat Shikshan Sanstha and Ismailsaheb Mulla Law College are highly relevant to the Indian Society and its contribution to the field of education and social reformation is highly note-worthy and an admirable one.
Offering both the THREE YEAR LL.B., COURSE and FIVE YEAR LL.B., COURSE to the student of the region.
The practice of preparing 'Teaching Plans' and supplementing Lecture method by guest lectures, group discussions, question and answer sessions, assignment and tutorials.
Extension activities of the institution in the field of Community Development, Health and Hygiene Awareness, Adult Education, Legal Aid, Legal Awareness, Social Work, Blood Donation Environment Awareness, movement for eradication of superstitions and respect for doing work for education by providing for 'Dignity of Labour'.
The proposal to build a new building on the campus at a cost of Rs. 75,00,000/- the construction of which is nearing completion.
Nomination of students in 'Litigation Free Village' Scheme of the Govt. and the nomination of a full time faculty member, as a member of conciliation cell of the District Legal Services Authority.
Library equipped with books, journals, computers, Internet Audio-Video Cassettes, CDs, etc.
Sports and recreation facilities provided to the students.
The assistance extended by the alumni for the professional training of the students.
Sharing of administrative responsibility by the faculty members through various Committees relating to different aspects of institutional functioning.
Keeping in view the future plans of the institution, the Peer Team would suggest the following to the institution to consider:
Compared to the strength of students, the strength of full time faculty members is less, which need to be augmented on a priority basis.
The Three Year and Five Year LL.B. classes should be conducted separately and not combined, as done at present.
There has to be a scheme for faculty development programmes on regular basis.
As far as the faculty members are concerned, the teaching and research should go hand in hand to enhance quality of education.
The institution is expected to assist the faculty members in their research activities providing necessary assistance such as, seed money, study leave, adjustment of work load, etc.,
Imparting quality education involves a continuing effort to make the students more and more capable and competent in the field. Hence, employment of modern technique of teaching, training with the assistance of modern equipment has become essential. There must be continuing effort to make the learning exercises effective, interesting and also pleasant.
Library needs to be added with more number of books. A Book Bank Scheme for the economically disadvantaged is a necessity. All the activities of the library need to be computerized.
Introduction of Self-Appraisal system helps in the systematization of academic instructions and faculty development.
Student appraisal about campus experience helps administration in identifying the areas of concern so that necessary remedial actions can be taken to improve the standard and quality of the institution.
Bridge / remedial courses, tutorials, counseling, etc., have to be on regular basis to help the educationally disadvantaged students and to improve the success rate.
There is a need to organized conferences / workshops periodically to provide an opportunity to the students and the faculty members to interact with the experts in the field. These activities help in motivating the students and staff.
Continuous internal assessment might be introduced to sustain the interest of students in learning though out the duration of the course.
Placement Cell and Employment Cell are required in the Law College also to assist the law Graduates to find suitable chambers of Senior Lawyers specialized in different areas of law and also to assist them in finding post of legal advisors / officers in commercial / industrial establishments and other organizations. Institutions may also help and encourage them to appear for competitive examinations of All India Services, as the knowledge of law is essential for effective administration.
Dropout rate being high which reflects on the image of the institution needs to be arrested by making necessary investigation and by taking the appropriate measures.
Linkage with National Law Universities and other reputed institutions may be considered.
Computer literacy has become essential in all disciplines. Hence, a suitable curriculum may be designed to give computer training to the students of law.
Special short-term courses may be designed and introduced to enhance the communication skills of students both in English and Local Language, to help the students to become more confident and competent. This may also help in arresting the drop out rate.
The Peer Team is of the opinion that this exercise will be useful to the institution to initiate quality enhancement strategies towards further growth and development.
Prof.T.Sathyamurthy (Member-co ordinator)
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