The details about the Purchase Committee are given in Appendix – IX.
During the last two years did the college have an excess/deficit budget?
Govt. of Maharashtra has not released non-salary grant since the academic year 1999-2000.
Is there an internal audit mechanism?
What are the various welfare programmes of the college? Give details.
The college has Staff Welfare Fund. In case of illness, accident, death etc. an emergency loan is sanctioned to the employee from the welfare fund. LIC, medical reimbursement, consumer durables loan through credit co-operative society are some of the welfare programmes of the college.
Is their a grievance redressal cell in the college?
If yes, how does it deal with grievances of the employees and others?
The college has constituted Grievance Redressal Committee. The Committee has six members drawn from teaching as well as non-teaching staff.
As there is harmony among the teaching as well as non-teaching staff the cell worked smoothly. The grievance redressal committee works as per the following guidelines. The Grievance committee shall entertain and hear the grievances or complaints of teachers and other employees working in the college.
The grievance committee shall entertain the complaints or grievances only from individuals and no collective complaints shall be entertained.
The grievance committee shall entertain and consider complaints like.
i. Placement in respective scales and designations, removal of teacher from headship without the prior approval of the university, not forwarding applications for orientation and refresher courses. Not permitting the teacher to attend such courses.
Leave without pay, refusing to acknowledge the letter and any other grievances.
4. The complaint once dismissed shall not be entertained again, unless the grievance committee decides to reopen the case.
List the various loans available to the members of the teaching and the non-teaching staff of the college. What are the requirements and the eligibility criteria necessary to obtain loans that are available?
The college has employees’ co-operative credit society. In order to be eligible for loan the employee should be permanent. Depending on the repayment capacity, loan amount is sanctioned up to Rs. 2,00,000/-. The society also provides consumer durable articles on instalment basis.
Any other highlights :
In order to motivate the staff, our college deputes some of the teachers to visit famous educational institutes of Maharashtra and other colleges from Maharashtra visit our college quite often. Recently some of the colleges from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh also visited our college.
The Rajarshi Shahu College Employees’ Co-operative Credit Society is trying its best to become self-reliant i.e. it does not want to borrow money from the bank and wants to generate its own resources. The following figures will give you some idea about the society’s financial position.
a. Share Capital 27,49,980/-
b. Members deposits 73,73,339/-
c. College deposit 14,80,392/-
d. Other deposits 2,00,000/-
Loans disbursed (in this year) 158,42,019/-
Vehicle Loan 9,17,141/-
75% of the loan disbursed is from Society’s own source and 25% of the loan amount is borrowed from the Latur District Central Cooperative Bank. The college account unit is fully computerised. Payments are done through cheques.
Stock verification is done every year by the internal stock checking committee.
The college has an Earn and Learn scheme for the students:
In this academic year 41 students are working under this scheme.
Out of these 28 students do cleaning of this campus.
2 students under this scheme engage classes run by the college for slum dwellers’ children in Coil Nagar, Latur (Bal Sanskar Kendra, Coil Nagar, Latur). Our students teach children the importance of health and hygiene, various games, songs etc. If the children have academic difficulties, our students help them out. There is no interference in the working of the various committees constituted by the college for its smooth functioning.
The list of different committees of the college is given in Appendix – X.
VII : Healthy Practices 1. Has the institution adopted any mechanism/ process for internal quality checks?
If yes, give details.
In the co-ordination committee meetings, common staff meetings and also LMC meetings attempts are made for internal quality check of the faculty.
The college takes feedback from students. Teachers submit their self appraisal report to the Principal, who evaluates the teachers. Staff members also evaluate the Principal. Finally, college is evaluated by the Alumni, parents, visitors and President and Secretary of the Sanstha (Management). 2. Is the College sensitised to latest managerial concepts such as strategic planning, team-work, decision making and computerisation?
The college is on its way to computerisation. At the beginning of every academic year a common staff meeting is held in which Principal outlines the policy. All the teachers participate in this decision making process. The committees are formed for various functions in which teaching / non-teaching members work without the interference of the management. 3. Does the College have
4. What are the national / international linkages established by the college for training and research?
The Department of Chemistry has linkage with the NCL, Pune and IIT, Mumbai. The Department of Russian Language had linkage with Pushkin Institute of Russian language Moscow (Russia) from 1978-1991. The Department of Microbiology has linkage with nationally reputed Institute of Science, Aurangabad and North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon (M.S.). The Department of Physics has linkage with Shivaji University, Kolhapur and IUCAA, Pune and IUCCA, Pune. 5. How does the college strengthen the regular academic programmes through other complementary systems like self-financing courses, non formal mode and distance education?
The college has B.C.A., B.C.S. as self financing courses. The college also runs M.P.S.C., M.B.A. I.I.T., J.E.E. Classes. The college has Centre of Yeshwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University. Students are also encouraged to join these courses. 6. What are the practices of the college to impart value based education?
This is done mainly through foundation course and guest lecturers, as well as through NSS, NCC and departmental associations of the students. 7. How does the college inculcate civic responsibilities among the students?
The college inculcates civic responsibilities among the students through their participation in social activities such as Blood Donation, Pulse Polio Drive, Anti AIDS drive, street corner shows for social awareness, slum cleanliness drive and Tree plantation. This is mainly done through NSS and NCC. 8. What are the efforts of the college towards all round personality development of the learners?
The college arranges personality development camp, debate competition and provides sports facilities and encourages students to participate in cultural activities and group discussions through Open Fourm. 9. How is the college geared to achieve its specific goals and objectives?
Pursuit of excellence is the motto of the institution. The college follows regularly the University prescribed curricula and this is reflected in the excellent results produced by this college year after year. The college not only looks after the academic excellence, but also sees to it that the students achieve all-round development. The students excel in various debate, cultural and sports activities. Several of the staff members are social workers who motivate the students to take part in socially useful activities like tree plantation, blood donation, anti-AIDS drive, development of scientific attitude and they actively work for the eradication of superstition. 10. What are the institutional efforts to bring in “community orientation” in its activities?
The college has full-fledged NSS / NCC units, mainly through these units the college brings community orientation in its activities. Our staff members Shri O.N.Madansure, Shri M.V.Bawage are actively involved in community oriented activity like anti superstition drive. Our former Principal(s) Dr.J.M.Waghmare and Shri A.S.Jadhav are well known thinkers and social workers who are famous in Maharashtra for their views on Development of Scientific Attitude in the society. Shri Bawage (Accountant) is also famous throughout Maharashtra state for his work against superstition. 11. Indicate the efforts to promote general / transferable skills among the students such as
a. Capacity to learn
The college shows educational video cassettes in addition to the traditional teaching. The college has LCD projector and Internet facility. b. Communication skills
Majority of the students come from vernacular medium. To improve their English on Saturdays in an extra class, students are encouraged to speak on the topic which is given to them earlier. c. Numerical skills
Through problem solving in Mathematics and Commerce. Preparation for Physics Olympiad, display of information about Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics Olympiad by the Physics department. d. Use of information technology
The college encourages the students to join Computer and I.T. Courses. e. Work as a part of a team and independently
The college involves its students whenever college organises State, National Level Seminar, Conferences. Project work is done sometimes independently, sometimes as a team. Through various associations and through writings for wall magazines and through writing of articles, poems, stories in the college magazine “Shabdhagandha”. By arranging departmental study tours to encourage students / teachers to work as a team. Also through NSS, NCC activities, team spirit is developed. 12. Any other institution-specific innovations which have contributed to its growth.
Junior College is attached to the Senior College administration. There are no separate non-teaching employees for the Junior College wing. Our Junior College results are so good that, it is famous through out Maharashtra as “Latur Pattern”. Earlier it was known as “Shahu Pattern” but as it gained popularity and became wide spread, it is now popularly known as “Latur Pattern”. Many College Teams from Maharashtra visit this college to have first hand knowledge of its pattern. From the year 2000, the Government of Maharashtra has constituted Ideal Educational Institute Award (It’s Marathi equivalent is Adarsh Shikshan Sanstha Puraskar). We are proud to say that our institution bagged the very first award in the year 2000.
The college also runs classes for IIT Entrance, MBA Entrance, Medical Entrance and Maharashtra State Public Service Commission Entrance.
Prizes in memory of donors: There are sixty prizes for Junior college and 28 prizes for senior college students. The list is printed in the prospectus.
The students who are good in their studies, who participate in various activities of the college, whose behaviour is praise worthy, is given “Shahu Shree” award by the college. The names of “Shahu Shree” awardees are displayed near the reception counter.