Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR)

The Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR)
of the
Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)
Name of the Institution : Janardan Bhagat Shikshan Prasarak Sanstha’s Changu Kana Thakur Arts, Commerce and Science College, New Panvel
Address of the Institution : Plot No. – 01, Sector – 11, Khanda Colony,
New Panvel (W), Dist – Raigad, Maharashtra, Pin - 410206
Academic Year : 2006-2007

Part – A:

The plan of action chalked out by the IQAC in the beginning of the year towards quality enhancement and the outcome achieved by the end of the year.
  • Plan of Action Chalked Out by the IQAC in the Beginning of the Year
  • Review the progress of the academic programmes and initiation of steps to strengthen them.
  • Initiatives for quality enhancement in teaching-learning, evaluation and research.
  • Strengthen the curricular, co-curricular and extension activities.
  • Motivate faculty and students to pursue research leading to M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree, undertake research projects, participate and present papers at seminars and conferences and publish papers.
  • Acquaint and sensitize the staff with the process of re-accreditation, through the activities of IQAC and initiate the process.
  • Strengthen the industry and business linkages.
  • Improve the infrastructure of the college campus.
  • To formulate the perspective plan of the institution.

  • Outcome Achieved by the Institution at the End of Year
  • Strengthening of Existing Programmes
  • Faculty and department-wise meetings of the staff are taken. Detail discussion is done on inputs of the departments; review is taken for improvement and strengthening the academic programmes, teaching-learning and evaluation, research and curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
  • Research
  • Eight faculty members are registered for Ph.D. and sixteen for M.Phil. degree. Six research projects implemented in this year and one project has been completed during the year. Two papers have been published in reputed research journals. Twenty nine faculty members have attended workshops / seminars / conferences etc.
  • Effectiveness of IQAC
  • Meetings of the staff are taken, committees are constituted along with IQAC, with a view to acquaint and sensitize crux of re-accreditation process. The IQAC has organised a seminar on ‘Changing face of Indian education’. IQAC co-ordinator has attended three seminars on re-accreditation process sponsored by NAAC.
  • Industrial Linkages
  • Departments of Chemistry and Biotechnology have industrial linkages with -
    • Hindustan Organic Chemicals Limited, Rasayani
    • Hindustan Insecticides Limited, Rasayani
    • Elder Pharmaceuticals, Mumbai
    • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
    • Reliance Life Sciences, Navi Mumbai
    • Cipla Limited, Patalganga
    • Merck Development Centre Private Limited, Taloja
  • Infrastructural Development
  • Construction of college building at third floor has been in progress with completion of two lecture halls.
  • Perspective Plan
  • Formulation of perspective plan is in process.

Part – B:

1. Activities reflecting the goals and objectives of the institution.
  • a. Progression in Academic Programmes
  • The college accepted the progressive policy of strengthening existing programmes and inclusion of new programmes essential for academic and overall personality development of students, in this sense the college have -
  • Traditional courses in Arts, Commerce and Science faculties are knowledge based, providing students with basic or fundamental insights in the various subjects.
  • Speciality programmes undertaken by the college provide students with opportunities to develop special skills required for gainful employment.
  • Certificate and diploma courses offer students an opportunities of pursuing degree courses with focused, supplementary knowledge and skills.
  • Post graduate courses offered by the college provide opportunities for higher studies and employment.
  • Wide range of elective and non-core options provide students with opportunity to select their favourite subject / subject's combination.
  • Establishment of centre for Institute of Distance Education creates an opportunity to learn along with their own commitments.
  • Establishment of ‘Distance Learning Centre’ of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, an autonomous University creates an opportunity to learn post graduate diploma courses, along with their own commitment.
  • b. Teaching Methods
  • The traditional chalk and talk method of teaching being supplemented by the use of audio visual aids, such as charts, OHPs, LCDs, models and computers.
  • The syllabus is unitized for effective and efficient teaching.
  • Teaching beyond classrooms such as industrial visits, summer training, study tours, attendance of workshops, seminars etc.
  • c. Infrastructural Progression
  • Considering infrastructure is an integral aspect of curriculum, the institution has made meaningful progress in fulfilling the basic as well as advanced infrastructural requirements.
  • d. Efficient Evaluation Mechanism
  • Continuous examination system, where student’s academic performance is evaluated continuously by taking tests, assignments, term examinations, etc.
  • Additional evaluation, where apart from terminal and preliminary examinations, students performance is closely monitored through assignments, tutorials, projects, journals etc.
  • Monitoring system through constitution of discipline committee - Student’s behaviour is monitored to create an environment, conducive to academics.
  • e. Academic Progression of the Staff
  • The institution has made appreciable progress in the academic achievements by faculty members. Beginning with a faculty composition of 01 Ph.D., 02 M.Phil. and 4 N.E.T. / S.E.T. qualified staff members, now we have 10 Ph.D., 06 M.Phil. and 14 N.E.T. / S.E.T. qualified staff members.
  • f. Participative Decision Making
  • Decision making is a combined effort, involving active participation of staff members. By having personal discussions, meetings and by constitution of various committees, effective policies are formulated and executed for academic development.
  • g. Co-curricular Activities
  • Through co-curricular activities in Cultural, Sports, N.S.S., N.C.C etc., we create a stimulating environment for building of conscious, dutiful and committed student community capable of shouldering social responsibilities.
  • h. Extra-curricular Activities
  • Study tours, visit to educational centres, projects etc. make transfer of knowledge interactive, effective and interesting.
  • Parent-teacher meetings, personal counselling etc. help in understanding student psyche for improving academic performance.
  • Organisation of rallies for charitable activities like fund collection, survey in rural areas etc. make students socially aware, helping to bridge the gap between rural and urban environment. Through extension activities of N.S.S. and N.C.C., the college demonstrates the commitment towards social causes as it is basically a constituent of the society.
  • 2. New academic programmes initiated (UG and PG).

    a. Process of affiliation / permission initiated by the college
  • Post Graduate Degree Courses -
  • M.Sc. in Microbiology
  • M.Sc. by Research (Organic Chemistry)
  • M.Phil in Commerce
  • Under Graduate Diploma Course
  • Diploma Course in Conversational English
  • Under Graduate Certificate Course
  • Certificate Course in Conversational English
    b. After having due permission from Government / University, college has started following programmes -
  • Post Graduate Degree Course
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science
  • Under Graduate Diploma Course
  • Diploma Course in Tissue Culture
  • c. The college has established a ‘Distance Learning Centre’ of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, an autonomous University to facilitate the distance education facilities for following post graduate courses –
  • Diploma in Business Management (DBM)
  • Diploma in Marketing Management (DMM)
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management (DHRM)
  • Diploma in Finance Management (DFM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)
  • 3. Innovations in curricular design and transaction.
  • a. Innovations Implemented
  • Incorporation of ‘Projects’ in Curricular Design
  • The syllabus of M.Sc. – II (Organic Chemistry) has been revised and project work’ has been made compulsory for 30 marks.
  • The syllabus of T.Y.B.Com. – Applied component group has been revised and ‘project work’ has been made compulsory for 20 marks.
  • Revision of Course Structure
  • The course structure of P.E. – I has been revised and made as Common Proficiency Test (CPT) with more unitization of syllabus and objective type of examination.
    b. Innovations Initiated
  • The process of revision of syllabus and question paper pattern of the subject, Accounting and Financial Management Paper – I’ at F.Y.B.Com. has been initiated and shall be effected from academic year 2007-2008.
  • The process of revision of syllabus of the subject, ‘Chemistry’ at F.Y.B.Sc. has been initiated and shall be effected from academic year 2007-2008.
  • c. The faculty members used various teaching techniques and aids. Guest faculties from industries were invited. Industrial / educational visits were undertaken to supplement class room teaching. Special efforts were made to improve the communication skill of students.
    4. Inter-disciplinary programmes started.
    Career oriented graduate, postgraduate degree, diploma, certificate courses in Arts, Science & Commerce faculties have been strengthened in respect of their teaching-learning and evaluation aspects.
    5. Examination reforms implemented.
    With the object of effective and efficient handle of examination work separate Examination Committee is constituted to conduct third year B.A. / B.Com. / B.Sc. / B.M.S. / B.Com. (A&F) terminal and preliminary examinations. Second and third preliminary examinations are conducted by the concerned departments as per the requirement.
    6. Candidates qualified: NET / SLET / GATE etc.
    NET: 01
  • Mr. B. K. Bhosale
  • 7. Initiative towards faculty development programme.
  • Orientation Courses
  • Seven faculty members have attended Orientation Course.
  • Refresher Courses
  • Six faculty members have attended Refresher Course.
  • Workshops / Seminars / Conferences etc.
  • Twenty nine faculty members have attended workshop / seminar / conference etc. (Annexure - I)
    8. Total number of seminars / workshops conducted.
    The college has conducted 04 workshops and 08 seminars in this academic year. (Annexure - II)
    9. Research projects.
    a. Newly implemented: 06 b. On-going: 01 c. Completed: 02 (Annexure - III)
    10. Patents generated, if any.

    11. New collaborative research programmes.
  • Prin. Dr. S. T. Gadade is recognized as a research guide for -
  • M.Phil. and M.B.A. in Commerce and Management, YCMO University, Nashik.
  • M.Phil. in Commerce, Algappa University, Karaikudy.
  • M.Phil. in Commerce, Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai.
  • Dr. A. C. Chaskar is recognized as a research guide for -
  • M.Phil. in Chemistry, Algappa University, Karaikudy.
  • M.Phil. in Chemistry, Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai.
  • M.Sc. by Research in Organic Chemistry, University of Mumbai.
  • Dr. (Mrs.) M. A. Mhatre is recognized as a research guide for -
  • M.Phil. in Zoology, Algappa University, Karaikudy.
  • Dr. (Mrs.) S. S. Kokitkar is recognized as a research guide for -
  • M.Phil. in Biotechnology, Algappa University, Karaikudy.
  • Dr. (Ms.) S. B. Mulla is recognized as a research guide for -
  • M.Phil. in Chemistry, Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai.
  • Mrs. Kumudini Das is recognized as a research guide for -
  • M.Phil. in Mathematics, Utkal University, Orissa.

  • 12. Research grants received from various agencies.

    Research grants of Rs. 1, 45,000/- has been received from University of Mumbai for newly implemented research projects.
    13. Details of research scholars.

    a. Completed Ph.D.: 10
    b. Completed M.Phil.: 06
    c. Pursuing Ph.D.: 08
    d. Pursuing M.Phil.: 16
    (Annexure - IV)
    14. Citation index of faculty members and impact factor.

    15. Honours / Awards to the faculty.

    Two members of faculty have received the awards -
  • Prin. Dr. S. T. Gadade
  • Bhartiya Shiksha Ratna Award – 2006’ from National Education and Human Resource Development, New Delhi.
  • A member of peer team of NAAC.
  • Mrs. S. A. Palav
  • Maharashtra Rajya Chitrapat Puraskar – 2006’ from Maharashtra State Government.
  • Artist of the Year – 2006’ from Kesari Art Foundation.

  • 16. Internal resources generated.
  • Resources from Unaided / Self-Financing Programmes
  • Non-grantable self financing certificate, diploma, degree and postgraduate courses have surplus resources.
  • Resources by Providing Infrastructural Facilities
  • The college provided the infrastructure for conduct of Railway Recruitment Examinations and the Railway Board paid the service charges to the college for the service rendered.
  • The college has an agreement with Institute of Chartered Financial Accountants of India, whereby college provides the infrastructure and services on rental basis.
  • The college has established ‘Distance Learning Centre’ of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, an autonomous University through which internal resources are generated.
  • The college has ‘Distance Education Centre’ of University of Mumbai through which college receives some service charges.
  • Some amount is also generated from collaborative programmes, seminars and workshops organised by the college.

  • 17. Details of departments getting SAP, COSIST (ASSIST) / DST, FIST, etc. assistance / recognition.