6.4.3 What are the major sources of institutional receipts/funding and howis the deficit managed? Provide audited income and expenditurestatement of academic and administrative activities of the previousfour years and the reserve fund/corpus available with Institutions, ifany.
The college‘s major sources of funding are as follows:
Tutition fee collected from the students.
100% salay Grants is received from Maharashtra Govt. (Being a Grants-in-aid College).
Various grants received from UGC such as general development grant, building grant, research grant grant for purches of books grant for examination reform equipment grant, maintenance grant, special grant apart from plan grant of UGC.
Contributions by M.L.A/M.P from the Developmental Financial Help Fund by Public Leaders.
PTAC grants received from UGC.
Fees collected from self financed courses run by the college.
34 cash awards are annually given to students for their academic achievement. These awards are based on the intrest amount generated by the fis deposits denoted by members of management and faculty.
Special grant for construction of girls hostel
Salary for substitute teacher
Equipment Grant as a special grant
Sale of prospectus
Girls hostel construction Rs. 11,17,234/-
Miscalleous expenses Rs. 8,14,679/-
Laboratory Expenses Rs. 68,273/-
The college receives 100% of the grants-in-aid from the Maharashtra Government is andthere is no deficit as far as salary grant is concerned.
However general expences such as maintenance of the campus, payment of electric bill, telephone bills and maintenance of furniture are borne by the management
6.4.4 Give details on the efforts made by the institution in securingadditional funding and the utilization of the same (if any).
The college devises various ways and means to mobilize the resources it needsfor the welfare of the students.Some of the methods used by the college towards achieving these goals are givenbelow:
The college seeks the Contributions made by the M.L.As/M.Ps from the PublicDevelopmental FundThe institution organizes seminars and conferences the expenditure for theconduct which is met by the grants received from the affiliating university, UGCand ICSSR.
Sharing the needs of the college with alumnae and friends of the college for setting up of endowments – for scholarships and lectures.
Writing for grants for specific needs – UGC, DST, HRD, etc.
Collecting money through sales organised for specific needs.
Donation from Faculty members (former and present) and well-wishers.
6.5. Internal Quality Assurance System (IQAS)
6.5.1 Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)
a) Has the institution established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)? If ‘yes, what is the institutional policy with regard to qualityassurance and how has it contributed in institutionalizing the qualityassurance processes?
Yes, the institution is having its Internal Quality Assurance Cell and it is constituded as per the guidline of UGC it consist of principal, Vice-Principal, NAAC coordinator, four senior Members from faculty and management representative.
Dr. Mrs. Anjali Rajwade
Institutionalising Quality Assurance Strategies and Processesthrough IQAC
IQAC has been actively functioning in the college since 2004 with the thrust onacademic and administrative excellence. Quality sustenance and enhancement were the two major objectives of the Institution and the IQAC during the postaccreditation period, 2004-2012. After creating an academic environment forpromotion of quality and accountability, the IQAC has been evolving novelavenues to take the college nearer to its goals and objectives, focussing on thecore values identified by NAAC. The institution has directed its activities in sucha way as to contribute to national development, foster global competencies andinculcates a strong value system.Within the existing academic and administrative system, the college has evolved mechanisms of its own for the quality assurance.
The academic quality of the institution is maintained by the teaching and learningprocesses. The administrative quality is maintained by the effective functionscarried out by the various committees. The academic quality of the institution is evaluated on the basis of the curricular aspects, especially the performance of thestudents in their examinations. Curriculum is reviewed and redesigned and newage programs relevant to the needs of society introduced to keep pace with thechanging scenario in the global context. The administrative system also looks after the quality education in the institution. The different committees set up bythe institution are always aware of the administrative needs. The AdvisoryCommittee, the Examination Committee, the Academic Audit Committee, Research Committee, the Construction Committee are all constituted and arewell equipped for quality assurance of the institution‘s administration. Theacademic and administrative systems in the institution have been quite effectivein enhancing the quality of education.The students play a major role in assuringquality of education imparted by the institution. It is through their activeparticipation in classrooms that the quality of the education is maintained. Theirparticipation in quality assurance is assured by having student representative’s onacademic and administrative bodies. It is also assured by involving them incultural and extension activities.
The main task of IQAC being quality assurance, planning and monitoring theprojects undertaken, it accomplishes through the following:
Disseminating information on the various quality parameters of higher education.
Reviewing the existing Programmes and introducing new age programmes relevant to the present educational scenario.
Promoting Research and creating an atmosphere conducive to research.
Promoting the use of technology for enhanced teaching learning.
Assisting Deans in the organisation of Inter and Intra institutional workshops and seminars on Quality related themes.
Inculcating nationalistic/ patriotic sentiments.
Imparting value based education.
Documenting the various quality enhancing programmes / activities of the college.
b) How many decisions of the IQAC have been approved by themanagement/ authorities for implementation and how many of them wereactually implemented?
The Management has approved the following proposals of IQAC:
Automation of the office and liabrary.
Uplifting of library facilities such as extention of reading room.
Upgradation of Labs.
Construction of 12 class room on the first floor attached to main building.
Expansion of curriculum.
Gender sensitization programmes and empowerment of women.
Establishment of women Development Cell.
Student welfare activities and Students Leadership Development Programmes.
Innovative Teaching Learning.
Exposure and Interaction of students with visiting guest.
International Conference with Resource person from various countries.
Social Outreach activities.
Introduction of New academic programs, value-added programs and skill oriented programmes.
Faculty competency and development programs like Training in Computers, Pedagogical tools and Smart Class and workshops on Excellence in Higher Education and Semester System and Syllabi Designing organized.
Promotion of Research through Major/Minor Research Projects and publication of Research Journals.
Student mentoring activities planned and organized.
Feedbacks on teachers, curriculum, library, and overall functioning of the college implemented.
Industrial & Educational Visits - Education trips and industrial visits to supplement theoretical knowledge with practical awareness and application.
Linkages with Industries.
Inter departmental cooperative programs implemented.
Community extension programs to reach out to society and make a difference.
c) Does the IQAC have external members on its committee? If so mentionany significant contribution made by them.
d) How do students and alumni contribute to the effective functioning ofthe IQAC?
An alumnae of RDG College is found in almost all the sectors the alumni are working as lecturers, in banking sectors, civil hospitals from the top floors of corporate headquarters to the ground floors of grass-root NGOs. As a mark of respect and gratitude to their alma mater which has shaped and chiseled their personalities, they render valuable service to the college by instituting scholarships, delivering lectures on their areas of specialization, giving their valuable suggestions on curriculum designing and other aspects of functioning of the college.
e) How does the IQAC communicate and engage staff from differentconstituents of the institution?
The composition of IQAC comprising staff members from the departments like Home-Science, Commerce and Arts stream. The IQAC meetings are conducted three to four times in a year for the planning and implementation of quality enhancement measures and the decisions taken are communicated to the staff and students through in-house meetings of various committees for effective execution.
6.5.2 Does the institution have an integrated framework for Qualityassurance of the academic and administrative activities? If ‘yes’ givedetails on its operationalisation.
RDG has an inbuilt system of academic audit that includes curriculum designand review, peer review, integration, collaborations and team work to improvethe educational quality system. This includes a continuous improvement process, better interaction among faculty, students and administrators and self-assessmentthat provides accountability.
This system is aimed at assessing the institutional processes for the purpose ofidentifying the strengths, limitations and challenges, opportunity and weaknesses. There is provision of considolated audit every year in which various expenses and the receipt on the various activities of the department and the college are considered.
The IQAC-the planning body, collects inferences from the learners and variouscommittees through participatory interactions, meeting with staff members based on which it proposescomprehensive perspective plan to the governing council for approval andimplementation. The chain of committees is in charge of implementation ofdevelopmental and academic activities assigned by the managing committee. Thesupervision by the managing committee ensures the proper implementation. Thefair representation of the learners ensures the transparency in the process.MIS is implemented by the college.
Policies for Periodic Review of Administrative and Academic Departments
To ensure that quality is sustained in all the areas related to the functioning of anInstitution of higher learning, the college has periodic reviews of itsadministrative and academic Departments:
The IQAC meetings are conducted three to four times in a year that would provide for a comprehensive review on student‘s performance, infrastructure availability and academic conformance.
Subject experts make a review once a semester to evaluate the course content, transaction and evaluation practices for the courses they teach through course feedback from students.
The Deans review the existing courses, recommend new courses on the basis of needs of the society and the plans for the next year appropriately.
The Library Advisory Committee reviews the requirements and complaints on library resources and suggests changes needed to be in sync with the present tech-savvy generation.
The dean of Computer Science analyses the hardware and software requirements to formulate the strategy for further action.
6.5.3 Does the institution provide training to its staff for effectiveimplementation of the Quality assurance procedures? If ‘yes, givedetails enumerating its impact.
The institution ensures that the decisions based on the findings of the IQAC arefully adhered to. The academic as well as the administrative working is furthersmoothened by the time to time training sessions being organized by the collegefor its teaching as well as the non-teaching staff. Small workshops over theweekends, in the form of interactive sessions, have helped the staff of theinstitution work in a better and more promising way.
6.5.4. Does the institution undertake Academic Audit or other externalreview of the academic provisions? If ‘yes, how are the outcomes usedto improve the institutional activities?
The institution is affiliated with the SGB Amravati University. The university has its set mechanism to audit the academic working of the college. The university sends a team of the experts to conduct academic audit every year. The team visits the college and very minutely observes the working of the institution in all itsaspects. The committee then comments on the performance and thereby suggeststhe important changes required, similarly the other form of audit comes in theform of the team visiting the institution as and when any new course isintroduced. This committee, too, like the previous one remark and suggests onthe changes desirable in the college. The college very honestly adheres to therecommendations made by the committees.
6.5.5. How is the internal quality assurance mechanisms aligned with therequirements of the relevant external quality assuranceagencies/regulatory authorities?
In the case of the institution the external regulatory authority is the Affiliating, SGB Amravati University and we make the compliances as per their needs andrequirements.
6.5.6. What institutional mechanisms are in place to continuously review theteaching learning process? Give details of its structure, methodologiesof operations and outcome?
The Academic Audit Committee (AAC) is the body that continuously reviews theTeaching-Learning and evaluation process in the college.The Internal AcademicAudit committee of comprising faculty members from Science, Humanities, Commerce, Languages, Vocational courses, Computer Science nominated by the Principal. The Ex-officio members such as the Principal, the Vice-principal, the Dean(s) of Academic Affairs and the Registrar are also part of the Committee.
The functions of the Academic Audit Committee (AAC) are as follows:
Introducing progressive academic changes through workshops and discussion sessions with experts in various fields.
Designing the total curriculum of the College, keeping in view the mission of the College, changes in society and current trends in education.
Reviewing of feasibility study report of the department before the introduction of new courses/programmes.
Evaluating courses periodically and systematically, keeping in mind interdisciplinary approach, revisions based on Higher Secondary Course syllabi, programmes of other colleges and universities of repute, the felt needs of students, adhering to international standards.
Revising and updating the pattern of Evaluation.
Providing guidelines for Formative and Summative Evaluation.
Integrating Extension Services with the Academic Curriculum.
Methodology of Operation: Specific Measures Taken by the College toImprove Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
After the conduct of the academic audit, the internal auditors highlight the bestpractices and suggest areas of improvement for all Departments. Effort is madeto take time-bound corrective actions to improve teaching learning. Thesucceeding audit ensures the satisfactory completion of corrective and preventiveaction. This process has enabled the college to take the following specificmeasures:
Intensive remedial programmes for the courses where the performance is below par
Added publicity for value-oriented courses
NAAC based proforma for collecting feedback from stakeholders viz. parents, alumni,students whenever necessary
Arrangement of Guest lectures for courses in emerging areas
Progressive Curricular changes.
Designing and modifying the curriculum.
Evolving criteria for need assessment before implementing any new programmes formulated.
Revision and updation of evaluation implemented.
Planning of Interdisciplinary courses by the departments.
The institute has a clearly defined approach to the learning outcome assessment.Faculty is entrusted with the duty to determine the intended educational outcomesof their academic programs and activities. The institution has a well- definedmechanism to monitor the learning outcomes.
Attendance is compulsorily taken for every lecture. Laboratory hours are fixed.The examination sheets are corrected within the stipulated time and the marks areentered in work register, which acts as a ready reckoner for the academicprogress of the students. Based on the participation in the class and the marksscored in the house examination and assignments, the student level is judged bythe staff member and appropriate action is taken. At the end of each periodicaltest, progress reports which consist of unit test results and attendance status aresubmitted to the office for further action. Counseling is given to slow learners.Parent Teacher Meet is organized and parents of such students are called to meettheir respective faculty member, if required. Remedial measures are taken.Improvement Period is created to give additional help and guidance to slowlearners. They are also given additional lab practice. The faculty member’s areencouraged to conduct surprise tests, quizzes, etc. to monitor the academicprogress of each student.
6.5.7. How does the institution communicate its quality assurance policies, mechanisms and outcomes to the various internal and externalstakeholders?
The institution has evolved a strategy to network with the stakeholder’s ondifferent platforms like Parent Teacher Meet, Alumni and various committeeswith a fair representation of students. The IQAC in the planning processconsiders feedbacks collected from all the stakeholders to prepare perspectiveson development. These developmental perspectives are discussed in therespective meetings of Advisory committee, Parent Teacher Meet and Alumnae
Meet. The reflections of the meetings are incorporated in the plan. The collegehas developed an evaluative NAAC based proforma for stakeholders to recordtheir opinions, suggestions and objections for constructive developments forfuture.
Any other relevant information regarding Governance Leadership andManagement which the college would like to include.Departmental Autonomy and AccountabilityAdmissions:
Admissions norms are adhered to and the departments have complete autonomyin admitting students.Admission is based on the merit as per the Governmentnorms.
Designing of courses rests with the University. However, departments are givenfreedom to add/change the courses as per changing situations. The rationales forthe entire academic Changes proposed are discussed with the Deans. IQAC, theDeans of Academic Affairs and the Academic Audit Committee monitor theacademic programmes for their credibility.
Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Faculty is encouraged to device various ICT based pedagogies for the enrichmentof Teaching-Learning process. These are then monitored during the AcademicAudit.Departments are free to invite academic experts for their National/ Statelevel programmes, from any part of the country. Books, journals andsophisticated equipment are purchased (decision is taken by the respectivedepartments though the college allots money for these) as per norms of thecollege. Evaluation is completely done by the course teacher and students aregiven the opportunity to review their evaluated answer scripts and enquire ondiscrepancies, if any.
The internal academic audit done every semester is an in-built mechanism tocheck and ensure the proper implementation of the process of conduct of classes,course design,transaction and evaluation.Student and the faculty feedbackmechanism ensure accountability. Heads of Departments along with AcademicAudit Committee are entrusted with the responsibility of monitoring facultyperformance and attending to communications sent from various offices of thecollege.
Participatory leadership and team work culture emblematic of the values andethos of the college enable the college community to internalize these and in turncreates institutional loyalty and the willingness to walk an extra mile.
Radhadevi Goenka Mahila Mahavidyalaya is spread on 10 acres of the land with a beautiful ecofriendly campus. Students are made conscious about tree plantation and maintainance. Importance of healthy environment is conveyed through posters, slogans, beautiful rhymes, specially designed and lavged on various plants. Exhibitions and ‘Jager Janiv Abhiyan’ for creating environment consciousness is regulary practiced. Medicinal botanical kitchen Farden is developed and optimally used. Eco-friendly, pollution free, airy campus attracts morning walkers and society people.