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    Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

    Annual Quality Assurance Report

    For the Period 2014 to 2015

    of

    VIDYA PRATISHTHANS ARTS, SCIENCE AND

    COMMERCE COLLEGE, VIDYANAGARI, BARAMTI

    DIST. PUNE-413133, MAHARSHTRA, INDIA

    Accredited by NAAC with Grade A in 2004

    Re-Accredited by NAAC at Grade A with CGPA 3.38 out of 4 in 2011

    Submitted to

    NATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION COUNCIL

    An Autonomous Institution of the University Grants Commission P. O. Box. No. 1075, Opp: NLSIU, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore - 560 072 India

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    Vidya Pratishthans

    ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE COLLEGE

    Vidyanagari, Baramati, Dist. Pune - 413 133 Phone / Fax No. : 02112-243488 Resi. : 243832

    Affiliated to S.P.Pune University I.D. No. : PU/PN/ASC/101/1994 Jr. College Code No.: J 11.02.016

    Best College Award by Pune University, Pune NAAC reaccredited A Grade with 3.38 CGPA

    Best Principal Award by Pune University, Pune Best Vanshri Award by Mah.Govt.

    DBT STAR College status DST-FIST funded College.

    Website : www.vpasccollege.edu.in E-mail ID : [email protected]

    Principal Dr.Bharat Shinde

    Ref. No. : VP/ASC/842/2017

    Date : 07/03/2017

    To,

    The Director,

    National Assessment and Accreditation Council,

    P. O. Box No. 1075, Nagarbhavi,

    Bangalore -560072,

    Karnataka, India

    Subject : Submission of the AQAR for 2014-2015

    Dear Sir,

    As per the subject mentioned above, I am submitting herewith the AQAR of

    Vidya Pratishthan's Arts, Science & Commerce College, Baramati, Dist. Pune

    (Maharashtra) for the academic year 2014-2015. File name of the AQAR is

    : EC_57_RAR_43dated30-11-2011-VidyaPratishthansArtsScienceandCommerce

    CollegeBaramati-Maharashtra.pdf.

    Kindly acknowledge the same and oblige.

    Thank you.

    Yours Sincerely,

    (Dr. Bharat Shinde)

    Principal

    Encl. : AQAR 2014-2015.

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    The Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) of the IQAC

    Part A

    AQAR for the Year 2014-15

    1. Details of the Institution:

    1.1 Name of the Institution : Vidya Pratishthans Arts, Science and Commerce College

    Address Line 1 : Vidyanagari, Bhigwan Road

    Address Line 2 : Baramati

    City/Town : Dist. Pune

    State : Maharashtra

    Pin Code : 413133

    Institution e-mail address : [email protected]

    Contact No. : 02112-243488, 239300

    1.2 Name of the Head of the Institution: Dr. Arun Adsool

    Tel. No. with STD Code : 02112 - 243488, 239300

    Mobile : +91-9822331857

    Name of the IQAC Co-ordinator: Prof. Nilima Pendharkar

    Mobile : 9922868384

    IQAC e-mail address e-mail : [email protected]

    1.3 NAAC Track ID : Yet to be received

    1.4 NAAC Executive Committee No. : EC/ 57/RAR/43, 30th

    November, 2011

    1.5 Website address : www.vpasccollege.edu.in

    Web-link of the AQAR : http://vpasccollege.edu.in/EC_ 57_RAR_43dated30-11-2011-

    VidyaPratishthansArtsScienceandCommerceCollegeBaramati

    - Maharashtra.pdf

    1.6 Accreditation Details :

    Sr.No. Cycle Grade CGPA Year of

    Accreditation Validity Period

    1 1st Cycle A 87.50% 2003 5 years

    2 2nd

    Cycle A 3.38 2011 5years

    mailto:[email protected]://www.vpasccollege.edu.in/http://vpasccollege.edu.in/EC_%2057_RAR_43dated30-11-2011-%20VidyaPratishthansArtsScienceandCommerceCollegeBaramati-%20Maharashtra.pdfhttp://vpasccollege.edu.in/EC_%2057_RAR_43dated30-11-2011-%20VidyaPratishthansArtsScienceandCommerceCollegeBaramati-%20Maharashtra.pdfhttp://vpasccollege.edu.in/EC_%2057_RAR_43dated30-11-2011-%20VidyaPratishthansArtsScienceandCommerceCollegeBaramati-%20Maharashtra.pdf

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    1.7 Date of Establishment of IQAC : 07/07/2005

    1.8 Details of the previous years AQAR submitted to NAAC after the latest

    Assessment and Accreditation by NAAC

    AQAR 2011-12 submitted to NAAC on : 04/04/2013

    AQAR2012-13 submitted to NAAC on : 05/05/2014

    AQAR2013-14 submitted to NAAC on : 24/12/2016

    1.9 Institutional Status:

    University State Central Deemed Private

    Affiliated College Yes No

    Constituent College Yes No

    Autonomous college of UGC Yes No

    Regulatory Agency approved Institution Yes No (e.g. AICTE, BCI, MCI, PCI, NCI)

    Type of Institution Co-education Men Women

    Urban Rural Tribal

    Financial Status Grant-in-aidUGC 2(f) UGC 12B

    Grant-in-aid +Self FinancingTotally Self-financing

    1.10 Type of Faculty/Programme:

    Arts Science Commerce Law

    PEI (Phys Edu) TEI (Edu) Engineering Health Science

    Management Others (Specify)

    1.11 Name of the Affiliating University : Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

    (Formerly University of Pune)

    1.12 Special status conferred by Central/ State Government-

    UGC/CSIR/DST/DBT/ICMR etc.

    Autonomy by State/Central Govt. / University

    University with Potential for Excellence UGC-CPE

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    DBT Star Scheme UGC-CE

    UGC-Special Assistance Programme DST-FIST

    UGC-Innovative PG programmes Any other

    UGC-COP Programmes

    2. IQAC Composition and Activities:

    2.1 No. of Teachers 03

    2.2 No. of Administrative/Technical staff 04

    2.3 No. of students 06

    2.4 No. of Management representatives 01

    2.5 No. of Alumni 02

    2. 6 No. of any other stakeholder and 02

    community representatives

    2.7 No. of Employers/ Industrialists 01

    2.8 No. of other External Experts 01

    2.9 Total No. of members 20

    2.10 No. of IQAC meetings held 06

    2.11 No. of meetings with various stakeholders: No.09

    Faculty 05 Non-Teaching Staff /Students 02 Alumni -01 Others - 01

    2.12 Has IQAC received any funding from UGC during the year? Yes No

    If yes, mention the amount--

    2.13 Seminars and Conferences (only quality related)

    (i) No. of Seminars/Conferences/ Workshops/Symposia organized by the IQAC -

    Total Nos.-13 International -00 National -00 State -02 Institution Level - 11

    (ii) Themes -

    State level short Term Course on Inspiring and Committed Teachers under faculty

    Development Program by Academic Staff College, SPPU, Pune

    13th State level Pratibha Elocution Competition

    Workshop on Histological and Preservation Techniques in Zoology

    One Day Workshop on Restructuring of Syllabus for SPPU of. T.Y. B.Sc. Botany

    Organised One day workshop Nirbhay Kanya Abhiyan (Fearless Girl Mission)

    Wild Life week by organizing Poster presentation

    Organized Intercollegiate weight lifting and Powerlifting competition

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    Best Book Reading Competition and Incessant Book Reading Competition for 18

    hours.-

    Campus placement interviews and Aptitude tests by Apostle, Pune and Acconix software

    solutions

    Youth week Celebration

    Dr.Babasaheb Jaykar Vyakhyanmala (Lecture Series) of Extra Mural Board

    Orientation Workshop for competitive Exams

    2.14 Significant Activities and contributions made by IQAC:

    1. It catalyzed an Institutional SWOC Analysis

    2. It has enriched the infrastructural and other allied facilities.

    3. It motivated the staff to apply for research projects and other research relevant events.

    4. Academic Audit is conducted by Internal Audit Committee.

    5. Innovative Certificate courses under Star College Scheme,

    a. Infection and Infectious Diseases

    b. Bioinoculant Production

    6. Organisation of Hands on Trainings

    a. Bioreactor Design

    b. Blood banking and Haematology procedures.

    c. Pathology and Epidemiology

    d. Virology

    e. Large scale Manufacturing of Bioinoculants.

    7. IQAC Organised 13th State Level Pratibha Elocution Competition

    2.15 Plan of Action by IQAC/Outcome:

    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 *

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    Plan of Action Achievements

    June June

    Formulation of College

    Committees to distribute responsibility of various

    academic and co-curricular

    activities

    Admission of UG students

    Preparation of timetables and academic calendar.

    Invite recurring, non- recurring and infrastructure requirement

    from all the departments.

    Planning of STAR college activities

    Enhanced academic and co-curricular excellence

    through 42 College Committees by planning,

    implementation and documentation

    Admission committee monitored the entire admission process to UG students which was transparent.

    Time table committee prepared time table and

    Academic calendar of the entire College and distributed to all departments for smooth conduct of

    academic session

    Student projects, workshops, HOTs, certificate courses, lead lectures, Visits, Lab Manuals, Teaching

    kits, SOPs etc. are successfully implemented.

    July July

    Admission of PG students

    Introduction of CBCS system to PG students.

    Orientation - student welfare activities

    Implementation of Bridging Courses through Star College

    Scheme

    Welcome Address by Principal

    Admission committee monitored the PG admission process.

    All the PG in-charges made students aware of CBCS which was newly introduced by SPPU, Pune.

    Enrolled the needy students to Earn while Learn Scheme, Scholarships and NSS.

    Inaugurated Science Association, Competitive Exam cell and NSS activities.

    Conducted Blood group and Anemia checking camp,

    Department wise activities conducted successfully.

    August August

    Organization of Certificate courses

    Freshers welcome events

    Selection of students for various Sports

    Celebration of Independence day

    Organized three certificate courses through Star College Scheme

    i. Vermicomposting,

    ii. Histological techniques,

    iii. Medicinal plant nursery.

    Students selected for various sport events for further participation

    Celebrated Independence day

    September September

    Organization of Intercollegiate sports events

    Celebration of Teachers Day

    N.S.S. week

    Internal Examination

    Organization of one day workshop for girls

    Organisation of STAR college events

    Avishkar Participation

    Organised Intercollegiate Badminton Tournament of Pune District Sports zone for Men and Women

    Teachers Day celebrated

    Examination committee conducted internal examinations smoothly.

    Organised One day workshop Nirbhaya Kanya Abhiyaan (Fearless Girl Mission)

    Organised STAR College Events

    Organised workshop on Histological and Preservation techniques in Zoology

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    Publication of College magazine Vidyadeep

    Seven Projects for Avishkar are presented at Zonal level and three selected for next round

    Certificate course in Bioinoculant Production

    October October

    Celebration of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

    Celebration of Wild Life week

    Celebration of Foundation Day of Vidya Pratishthan

    University Examinations

    Submission of Research Proposals to various funding

    agencies

    Term end meeting

    Celebrated Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti by organising Cleanliness Drive in College Campus

    Celebrated Wild Life week by organizing Poster presentation by UG students

    Foundation Day of Vidya Pratishthan celebrated by organising guest lecture of Mr. Ranganath Pathare

    Conducted University Examination as per time table of SPPU, Pune

    Submitted 4 Research Proposals of Teachers to BCUD, UGC, DBT, and DST for financial assistance.

    Skill Development of SPPU on Cyber Security and Human Rights in association with Vasantrao Pawar Law College

    and Department of Computer Science

    November November

    General Staff Meeting for planning of second term

    Internal Examination

    University Examinations

    Organisation of sporting events

    Principal conducted General Staff Meeting for planning and execution of second term

    Examination committee conducted internal examinations smoothly.

    Conducted University Examination as per time table of SPPU, Pune

    Organised Intercollegiate weight lifting and Powerlifting competition

    HOT- Bioreactor Design

    December December

    Organization of Extra Mural Board Lecture series

    Organization of NSS special winter camp

    Participation in Avishkar Research Competition

    Organization of Certificate courses

    Organization of State Level Elocution Competition.

    Library Committee activities.

    Placement Activities

    Organized Dr.Babasaheb Jaykar Vyakhyanmala(Lecture Series) of Extra Mural Board.

    NSS students were taken to special winter camp to the

    adopted village

    UG and PG Students participated for Avishkar, Research Competition organised by SPPU, Pune

    Hosted 13thPratibha Intercollegiate State Level Elocution Competition.

    Conducted Best Book Reading Competition and Incessant Book Reading Competition for 18 hrs.

    Campus placement interviews and Aptitude tests by Apostle, Pune and Acconix software solutions

    HOT- Bioinoculant Production

    HOT- Blood banking and Haematology procedures

    HOT- Pathology and Epidemiology

    January January

    Celebration of Youth week

    Celebration of Republic Day

    Educational /Institutional Visits / Study Tour of UG and PG

    Syllabus restructuring workshop of T.Y. B.Sc. Botany

    Statistics Quiz of C Quiz

    Quibble Contest

    Republic Day celebrated

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    students

    Annual Prize Distribution, Cultural Fest

    Organization of Syllabus workshops

    Industry Interaction:Hindustan Coca cola Pvt. Ltd., Goa, BILT India Ltd., Bhigwan, Schreiber Dynamix Pvt. Ltd,

    Baramati, M.I.D.C Water treatment plant

    Academia interaction: Indian Council of Agricultural Research ,Goa, Central Coastal Agriculture Research

    Institute-(ICAR-CCARI) ,

    National institute of Oceanography, Goa , Goa University,

    Fish seed farm and Fisheries Department, Govt. of

    Maharashtra, Pune, IISER, Pune, Devbagh, Konkan,

    Malavali

    Study tours were organised to Kaas plateau, Mahabaleshwar, Aundh, Satara, Kolhapur, Amboli,

    Sawantwadi, Vengurla, Malvan, Sindhudurga,

    Konkeshwar, Kenjal, Purandar, Dapoli, Ganpatipule

    HOT- Virology

    February February

    Organization of Faculty Development Programme for

    Science Teachers

    Commerce Fest

    Celebration of National Science Day

    Internal Examination

    Campus Interviews

    Organised seven days short term course on Inspiring and committed teachers funded by BCUD, Academic Staff

    College, SPPU

    Commerce Fest organized as per schedule

    Celebrated National Science Day by Poster presentation and Awareness Programme on Blind Faith.

    Examination committee conducted internal examinations smoothly.

    Conducted Campus Interviews by placement cell.

    HOT- Large Scale Manufacturing of Bioinoculants.

    March March

    University Examinations

    Celebration of Womens Day

    Conducted University Examination as per time table of SPPU, Pune

    Farewell was given to final year students by all departments

    April April

    University Examinations

    Committee Reports, Documentation

    Collection of Reports and Articles for Vidyadeep

    Stock and Inventory Assessment

    Planning of Prospectus and admission form printing

    Yearend meeting

    Conducted University Examination as per time table of SPPU, Pune

    Compiled and Documented all the Committee Reports to IQAC,

    Magazine Committee received Reports and Articles for Vidyadeep

    Stock and Inventory Assessment completed successfully

    Review of academic year was taken in the Year-end meeting.

    Summer Training at VSBT and collaborative with Imsoffer Pvt. Ltd.

    * Academic Calendar is attached as Annexure - I

    2.16 Whether the AQAR was placed in statutory body? Yes No

    Management Syndicate Any other body

    Provide the details of the action taken Verified the AQAR and approved for the submission

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    Part B

    Criterion - I

    1. Curricular Aspects:

    1.1 Details about Academic Programmes -

    Level of the

    Programme

    Number of

    existing

    Programmes

    Number of

    programmes

    added during

    the year

    Number of

    self-financing

    programmes

    Number of value

    added / Career

    Oriented

    programmes

    PhD - - - -

    PG 07 - 07 05

    UG 16 - 03 10

    PG Diploma 01 - 01 -

    Advanced Diploma - - - -

    Diploma - - -

    Certificate 06 06 - -

    Others - - - 15

    Total 30 06 11 30

    Interdisciplinary -- -- -- 21

    Innovative -- -- -- 04

    1.2 (i) Flexibility of the Curriculum: CBCS/Core/Elective option / Open options -

    a. The Curriculum is designed by the Board of studies of various subjects as per the

    guidelines of the Savitribai Phule Pune University and is implemented with meticulous

    planning and is enriched with various workshops, hands on training, guest lectures, skill

    development programs and industry interactions.

    b. Choice Based Credit System is introduced to all the PG courses from 2013. The CBCS

    also includes skill based Courses like Biosafety, Advanced Analytical Techniques etc.

    c. Core / elective options / open options are applicable to UG courses in which industrial

    applicability, multidisciplinary approach, placement potentiality is the prime focus in the

    choice of the options.

    (ii) Pattern of programmes:

    1.3 Feedback from stakeholders*

    Alumni Parents EmployersStudents

    Mode of feedback: Online Manual Co-operating schools (for PEI) * Feedback form is attached as Annexure II

    Pattern Number of programmes

    Semester 14

    Trimester 01

    Annual 10

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    1.4 Whether there is any revision/update of regulation or syllabi? If yes, mention their

    salient aspects.

    Yes, from this academic year the syllabus of third year UG was revised by SPPU, Pune.

    The workshop for revision of T.Y.B.Sc. Botany syllabus was conducted by Department

    of Botany.

    In University syllabus revision committee seven faculty members from our college

    actively participated as B.O.S. members, and faculty members.

    Twenty eight faculty members attended and contributed in syllabus restructuring

    workshops organized by BCUD, SPPU, Pune.

    One Faculty was involved asa Committee Member for CBCS at P.G. level SPPU, Pune.

    1.5 Any new Department/Centre introduced during the year? If yes, give details.

    No.

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    Criterion - II

    2. Teaching, Learning and Evaluation:

    2.1 Total No. of

    permanent faculty

    2.2 No. of permanent faculty with Ph.D.

    2.3 No. of Faculty

    Positions Recruited

    (R) and Vacant (V)

    during the year

    2.4 No. of Guest and Visiting faculty and

    Temporary faculty

    2.5 Faculty participation in conferences and symposia:

    No. of Faculty International level National level State level

    Attended Seminars/ Workshops 00 08 08

    Presented papers 09 20 06

    Resource Persons 02 02 06

    2.6 Innovative processes adopted by the institution in Teaching and Learning:

    Our College has got extension for DBT STAR college status program during2013 for

    next two years based on excellent performance at national level due to inclusion of

    innovative courses.

    Student oriented certificate courses, workshops, Hands on training, Webinars,

    NPTEL Lectures, Guest Lectures, Research Projects conducted by various

    Departments.

    Visited research and higher learning centres, Industries, Biodiversity centres and

    Epidemiological laboratory.

    Organised State level short term course to inspire teachers of science faculty funded

    by SPPU, Pune.

    Total Assistant

    Professors

    Associate

    Professors

    Professors Others

    43(G)

    + 14(NG)

    =57

    33(G)

    + 14 (NG)

    = 47

    09(G) Nil Nil

    Assistant

    Professors

    Associate

    Professors

    Professors Others Total

    R V R V R V R V R V

    -- 22 -- -- -- 01 -- -- -- 23

    50 Guest

    21 (G) + 3(NG) = 24

    05 Visiting 40Temporary

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    Study materials like textbooks and reference books are given to students well in

    advance to study and clear their doubts in the classroom.

    The students are exposed to MOOCs, e-library, e-content, virtual laboratory and

    webinars using a smart class approach.

    Industry and DBT sponsored research projects were allotted to students to increase

    their interest in research.

    Conducted Statistics Quiz competition to test their aptitude and increase their interest

    for appearing competitive examinations.

    Organised exhibition of medicinal plants, industry based models and posters.

    Conducted seminars, group discussions, scientific review writing sessions and

    exploring of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics tools.

    ICT teaching methodology was adopted for effective teaching.

    2.7 Total No. of actual teaching days during this academic year :

    2.8 Examination/ Evaluation Reforms initiated by the Institution (for example: Open

    Book Examination, Bar Coding, Double Valuation, Photocopy, Online Multiple

    Choice Questions):

    Our college is affiliated college, as per the guidelines of SPPU Pune the examination

    evaluation and reforms are as follows:

    a) Internal Examination:Two tests based on objective and short answers were

    conducted for all programs. Answer papers were evaluated by concerned teachers of

    subjects. The evaluated papers were distributed to the students for verification of

    marks. The copy of the mark list was displayed on notice board and another was

    submitted online to University examination section.

    b) University Examination: Three sets of question papers were set by the office of the

    controller of examinations from a panel of paper setters of SPPU. Of the three sets

    one set is randomly chosen by University and sent online to College Principal and

    CEO. The college conducts examination as per the time table and rules of SPPU. The

    answer sheets are sent for evaluation at central assessment program center decided by

    SPPU Pune.

    The answer sheets are evaluated by two examiners. After evaluation the results were

    published by SPPU within 45 days from the date of examination. On demand, the

    University COE office issues photocopy of revaluated answer sheets to students.

    Note: First year UG evaluation is carried out at college level. The result is declared

    by college and the mark lists are issued to students through software in the college.

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    2.9 No. of faculty members involved in curriculum

    Restructuring/revision/syllabus development

    as member of Board of Studies/Faculty/

    Curriculum Development workshop

    2.10 Average percentage of attendance of students:

    2.11 Course/Programme wise distribution of pass percentage:

    Title of the Programme

    Total no.

    of students

    appeared

    Division

    Distinction % I % II % III % Pass %

    B.A. English 15 13.33 46.66 13.33 6.66 79.98

    B.A. Hindi 08 0.00 50.00 12.50 - 62.50

    B.A. Marathi 14 07.14 21.42 21.42 - 50.00

    B.A. Geography 32 46.87 31.25 15.63 - 94.00

    B.A. History 73 06.85 27.40 30.14 12.33 76.72

    B.A. Politics 28 07.14 17.85 39.28 07.14 71.00

    B.A. Sociology 12 08.33 33.33 25.00 16.66 83.33

    B.Com. 147 10.20 35.37 27.89 - 73.47

    B.C.A. 46 8.69 43.47 32.60 - 84.78

    B.Sc. Biotechnology 25 32.00 56..00 12.00 - 100.00

    B.Sc. Botany 15 73.00 27.00 - - 100.00

    B.Sc. Chemistry 45 22.22 71.11 - - 93.33

    B.Sc. Computer Science 79 18.99 37.98 1.27 - 58.22

    B.Sc. Microbiology 23 43.47 34.07 - - 78.26

    B.Sc. Physics 24 54.16 45.84 - - 100.00

    B.Sc. Zoology 27 77.00 14.00 - - 91.00

    M.Sc. Biotechnology 21 76.00 19.00 - 05.00 100.00

    M.Sc. Chemistry 24 12.50 54.16 33.34 - 100

    M.Sc. Computer Science 53 35.85 47.17 15.01 - 98.12

    M.Sc. Microbiology 22 9.09 27.02 45.45 - 81.08

    M.A. English 00

    M.A. Hindi 00

    M.A. Marathi 00

    2.12 How does IQAC Contribute/Monitor/Evaluate the Teaching & Learning

    processes?

    a) IQAC helped various college committees for the preparation of academic calendar,

    teaching plan and examination schedule in the beginning of academic year and

    monitored its successful implementation throughout the academic year.

    b) As a healthy practice for improvement of teaching, students feedback on Teaching

    and learning methodology is constructively implemented.

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    82%

    07 04

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    c) An ICT facility for effective teaching and learning process is effectively adopted at

    all spheres.

    d) Student centric activities like hands on Training Programmes for Skill

    development, summer/ winter training Programmes, Pathshala for Spoken English

    etc. were planned and executed successfully.

    e) The students were inspired and motivated for participation in various competitions

    such as Quiz, elocution, Poster presentations at University and State level to

    enhance their visibility and confidence.

    2.13 Initiatives undertaken towards faculty development:

    Faculty / Staff Development Program Number of faculty benefitted

    Refresher courses 10

    UGC Faculty Improvement Program 05

    HRD program --

    Orientation program --

    Faculty exchange program --

    Staff training conducted by the university 01

    Staff training conducted by other institutions 01

    Summer / Winter schools, Workshops, etc. 05

    Others --

    2.14 Details of Administrative and Technical staff:

    Category Number of

    Permanent

    Employees

    Number of

    Vacant

    Positions

    Number of

    permanent

    positions filled

    during the Year

    Number of

    positions filled

    temporarily

    Administrative Staff 07 07 -- 02

    Technical Staff 30 28 -- 13

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    Criterion - III

    3. Research, Consultancy and Extension

    3.1 Initiatives of the IQAC in Sensitizing/Promoting Research Climate in the

    institution:

    a) IQAC and Research Committee encouraged teachers for submission of research

    projects from various funding agencies. The research proposals were scrutinized

    before submitting to the concerned funding agency.

    b) There was regular interaction with Teachers who received research projects and

    discussed to encourage the active participation of students in the same. These

    students were motivated to participate in seminars, conferences, Avishkar research

    competition organized by SPPU Pune.

    c) It streamlined the discussions with Teachers and recommended them to transform

    their research inputs in the form of publications, patents, awards which would

    promote them to get recognition as a research guide.

    d) It empowered research base through DBT Star College Scheme and funding from

    Major and Minor Research Projects.

    e) The students are motivated to undertake their research projects in renowned

    institutes and industries.

    f) It aided the smooth conduct of research by students and teachers.

    g) These research activities have channelized the collaborations, linkages, placements,

    MOUs etc. with academia and industries.

    3.2 Details regarding major projects:

    Completed On going Sanctioned Submitted

    Number 03 06 00 01

    Outlay in Rs. Lakh 10 278.81 00 160

    3.3 Details regarding minor projects:

    Completed on going Sanctioned Submitted

    Number 6 08 00 10

    Outlay in Rs. Lakh 7.4 14.15 00 20

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    3.4 Details on research publications:

    International National Others

    Peer Review Journals 49 -- --

    Non-Peer Review Journals 03 -- --

    e-Journals 00 -- --

    Conference proceedings 04 10 --

    3.5 Details on Impact factor of publications:

    Range Average h-index Nos. in SCOPUS

    3.6 Research funds sanctioned and received from various funding agencies, industry and

    other organisations:

    Nature of the Project Duration

    Year

    Name of the

    funding Agency

    Total grant

    Sanctioned Rs.

    Received

    Rs.

    Major projects 2013-15

    DST, DBT, UGC,

    Dept. of Forest,

    Excel Cropcare

    2,60,37,000 2,60,37,000

    Minor Projects 2013-15

    UGC-02,

    BCUD-07 14,15,000 14,15,000

    Interdisciplinary Projects - - - -

    Industry sponsored 2013-15 Excel Cropcare - -

    Projects sponsored by the

    University/ College 2013-15 BCUD- 07 - -

    Students research projects

    (other than compulsory by

    the University)

    2013-14

    Star College

    Projects : 72

    Avishkar-10

    - -

    Any other (Specify) - - - -

    Total - - 2,74,52,000 2,74,52,000

    3.7 No. of books published i) With ISBN No. Chapters in Edited Books

    ii) Without ISBN No.

    3.8 No. of University Departments receiving funds from : Not Applicable

    UGC-SAP CAS DST-FIST

    DPE DBT Scheme/funds

    0.5 - 4.5

    17

    1.21 -- --

    03 00

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    3.9 For colleges- Autonomy CPE DBT Star Scheme

    INSPIRE CE Any Other (specify)

    3.10 Revenue generated through consultancy:

    3.11 No. of conferences organized by the Institution:

    3.12 No. of faculty served as experts, chairpersons or resource persons

    3.13 No. of collaborations International National Any other

    3.14 No. of linkages created during this year

    3.15 Total budget for research for current year in lakh:

    From funding agency From Management of University/College

    Total

    3.16 No. of patents received this year -

    3.17 No. of research awards/ recognitions received by faculty and research fellows of

    the institute in the year

    3.18 No. of faculty from the Institution -

    who are Ph.D. Guides

    and students registered under them

    Level International National State University College

    Number &

    Funding Agency -- --

    01 DBT

    01 College

    01 Academic

    Staff College

    11

    VPASC

    Type of Patent Status Number

    National Applied --

    Granted --

    International Applied --

    Granted --

    Commercialised Applied --

    Granted --

    Total International National State University Dist. College

    00 00 00 00 00 00 00

    Rs. 65,000

    02

    03 12 --

    15

    274.52

    0.0

    274.52

    15

    04

    09

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    3.19 No. of Ph.D. awarded by faculty from the Institution

    3.20 No. of Research scholars receiving the Fellowships (Newly enrolled + existing ones)

    JRF SRF Project Fellows Any other

    3.21 No. of students Participated in NSS events:

    University level State level National level International level

    3.22 No. of students participated in NCC events:

    University level State level National level International level

    3.23 No. of Awards won in NSS:

    University level State level National level International level

    3.24 No. of Awards won in NCC:

    University level State level National level International level

    3.25 No. of Extension activities organized:

    University forum College forum

    NCC NSS Any other

    3.26 Major Activities during the year in the sphere of extension activities and

    Institutional Social Responsibility:

    Extension involves transmission of knowledge, skills and values to individuals,

    groups or the community at large through self-learning, sensitization, setting

    revolutionary trends to transform the society with Yuva Shakti.

    Organization of rallies, lectures, campaigns, camps, surveys and other related

    programs through N. S. S., Extramural board and departments.

    The NSS volunteers of the College involved in the Campus cleanliness drive,

    celebrated different days viz Rakhsha bandhan, Gandhi Jayanti, Lal Bhadhur

    Shastri Jayanti and NSS week etc. and also assisted in medical checkup,

    Haemoglobin and blood group testing, Anemia awareness Camp.

    N.S.S. Special winter camp (seven day duration) is organized at the adopted village

    Katphal, Tal. Baramati.

    Library committee organized Book Reading Competition to inculcate the habit of

    reading among the students. Marathi Department celebrated World Book Day.

    Best practice cognizance by NAAC to commemorate Dr. B. R. Ambedkars death

    anniversary 18 hours Incessant reading to enhance the good read activity to the

    community.

    --

    20

    06 18

    -- -- --

    -- -- -- --

    -- -- -- --

    -- -- -- --

    -- -- -- --

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    The Departments and students extended their resources and intellect into -

    a. Agriculture : Soil and water testing, Pesticide residue testing, Kumbhargaon

    wetland Studies , Organic farming, Biodiversity studies, Medicinal and Herbal

    plant Exhibition, Vermicomposting , Remote sensing, Plant disease surveillance

    through symptoms and laboratory diagnosis, Energy Sustenance through Bio-

    CNG has entrusted the vision of agriculture .

    b. Industry : Carbon credits to industries, Solid Waste management, Air sampling,

    food and milk testing analysis, Wine testing and pharmaceutical products

    Analysis, Deposition and preparation of thin films for solar system etc. is carried

    out to enhance the classroom teaching.

    c. Health : The public health awareness is sensitized among students through visits,

    training and Epidemiological surveys in government hospitals, blood banks and

    pathological laboratories. Anemia awareness program, Swine flu awareness

    program, Blood donation camp, etc. were organized successfully.

    d. Social : Social activities such as gender sensitization, blind faith awareness,

    cyber security awareness, women empowerment, environment awareness,

    historical study of Medad village and Adivasi Bhilla, e-Literacy awareness,

    literacy drive, aerial talks etc. were carried out by our students.

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    Criterion -IV

    4. Infrastructure and Learning Resources

    4.1 Details of increase in infrastructure facilities:

    Facilities Existing Newly

    created Source of Fund Total

    Campus area 27 acres - Vidya Pratishthan 27 acres

    Class rooms 56 - Vidya Pratishthan 56 classrooms

    Laboratories 17 03 VPASC College 20 Laboratories

    Seminar Halls 03 01

    VPASC College 04 Seminar

    Halls

    No. of important equipment

    purchased ( 1-0 lakh) during

    the current year.

    173 15 Vidya Pratishthan

    and Star College 188

    Value of the equipment

    purchased during the year

    (Rs. in Lakh)

    132.57 16.84 Project Funding 149.41

    Others (ICT, Computers) - 3.82 VPASC College 3.82

    4.2 Computerization of administration and library:

    No. of Desktops Computers: 226, Laptops : 03

    Printers 12 Servers: 02

    Printers with Xerox facility: 03 LCD projectors : 06

    UPS : 01, 10 KVA (20 Batteries)

    Switches 20 Routers 02 DVR 01 Media Converter 02

    Servers, Workstations : 13 (Thinclient-04, Office-01, Antivirus -02, Linux-02,

    Windows-04)

    Campus wide LAN connectivity: 2 Mb lease line TATA

    Relevant licensed software(s): Windows MS-Office, Auto lib, F.Y. Exam Software,

    Admission Software, Tally base, Website Maintenance, Bioinformatics software.

    Internet facility: Wired network

    Internet and Computer Facility Center (ICFC): 20 PCs.

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    4.3 Library services:

    Existing Newly added Total

    No. Value Rs. No. Value Rs. No. Value Rs.

    Text Books 18175 276601 871 40231 19046 316832

    Reference Books 11914 7459921 893 559899 12807 8019820

    e-Books - - - - - -

    Journals 75 40000 - - 75 40000

    e-Journals N-List - - - - -

    Digital Database N-List - - - - -

    CD & Video 440 - 200 - 640 -

    Others (specify) 12600 - 200 - 12800 -

    4.4 Technology upgradation (overall):

    Total

    Computers

    Computer

    Labs Internet

    Browsing

    Centres

    Computer

    Centres Office

    Depart-

    ments Others

    Existing 179 06 179 p.c. 06 01 14 17 --

    Added 47 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

    Total 226 06 179 p.c. 06 01 14 17 --

    4.5 Computer, Internet access, training to teachers and students and any other

    programme for technology upgradation (Networking, e-Governance etc.)

    Students, teaching and supporting staff are upgraded with advance software during its

    installation for easy operation.

    Bioinformatics tools like Clustal W, Clustal X, RAsmol, Blast, OMIM, Swiss Prot,

    Swiss PDB viewer, Phylip, Mega &, KEGG, ReBase, PIPER, MUSCLE, T-coffee, R

    software, Matt lab, C- path, etc. are accessed by students and staff.

    4.6 Amount spent on maintenance in lakh:

    i) ICT

    ii) Campus Infrastructure and facilities

    iii) Equipment

    iv) Others

    Total:

    8.01

    41.51

    16.84

    3.73

    70.09

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    Criterion -V

    5. Student Support and Progression

    5.1 Contribution of IQAC in enhancing awareness about Student Support Services:

    a) IQAC has organized orientation for competitive examinations such as UGC-

    SET/NET/JRF, etc.

    b) It has encouraged needy students for Earn while Learn scheme jointly sponsored by

    SPPU and College under students welfare board.

    c) It encouraged students to avail various scholarships from government and non-

    government organisations.

    d) IQAC has recommended needy students for financial support from Pawar Charitable Trust.

    e) It has conducted awareness programme through NSS for the use of green fuel and save girl

    child mission in collaboration with SPPU, Pune.

    5.2 Efforts made by the institution for tracking the progression:

    a) The record of performance and progression of individual student in academics and co-

    curricular activities is closely supervised by concerned teachers.

    b) Implementation of continuous and comprehensive evaluation based on summative and

    formative testing of students.

    c) The overall student progress is monitored, enhanced as required and forwarded to

    placement cell.

    5.3 a) Total Number of students -

    b) No. of students outside the state

    c) No. of international students

    Men Women

    Demand ratio 1:2 Dropout: 0.2%

    UG PG Ph. D. Others

    2322 224 -- --

    No %

    1100 43.20

    No %

    1446 56.80

    Last Year (2013-2014) This Year (2014 -2015)

    Gen. SC ST OBC Physically

    Challenged Total Gen. SC ST OBC Physically

    Challenged Total

    1607 281 04 247

    +331

    (NT)

    12

    2482 1328 236 05 504

    +404

    (NT)

    03 2546

    12

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    5.4 Details of student support mechanism for coaching for competitive examinations

    Special guidance was given to students appearing for NET/SET /CSIR /KVPY/JAM and

    GATE.

    Organised workshop for students appearing for NET/SET in English.

    The competitive examination cell organized sessions for students who are preparing for

    M.P.S.C./U.P.S.C/ S.T.I/ Railway/Banking examinations by inviting Subject Experts

    from respective fields.

    The college library has separate reading hall, ICFC and ICT facility for students

    preparing for various competitive examinations. It is equipped with relevant books,

    periodicals, news daily as aids.

    No. of student beneficiaries

    5.5 No. of students qualified in these examinations:

    NET SET/SLET GATE CAT

    IAS/IPS etc. State PSC UPSC Others

    5.6 Details of student counselling and career guidance:

    Guest lectures and seminars of experts from various fields were organized for career

    counseling and career guidance.

    Staff and alumni from the respective subject domains guided the students.

    No. of students benefitted

    5.7 Details of campus placement:

    On campus Off Campus

    Number of

    Organizations Visited

    Number of Students

    Participated

    Number of

    Students Placed

    Number of Students

    Placed

    15 90 68 120

    5.8 Details of gender sensitization programmes:

    College organized lectures and conducted workshops under Nirbhay Kanya Abhiyan of

    SPPU.

    Internal complaints Committee is constituted to prevent Sexual Harassment of women at

    work place (Prevention, prohibition and redresser) as per the UGC guidelines (2013).

    Vishakha cell for Women ensures legal platform for ladies staff.

    960

    724

    --

    -- --

    -- 02

    22 --

    --

    13

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    5.9 Students Activities -

    5.9.1 No. of students participated in Sports, Games and other events:

    State/ University level National level International level

    No. of students participated in cultural events

    State/ University level National level International level

    5.9.2 No. of medals /awards won by students in Sports, Games and other events -

    Sports: State/ University level National level International level

    Cultural: State/ University level National level International level

    5.10 Scholarships and Financial Support:

    Particulars Number of students Amount Rs.

    Financial support from institution 03 84,000

    Financial support from government 922 21,70,953

    Financial support from other sources Leela Poonawala (30kx4), Sahara (9kx2),

    Fair & Lovely(7.5kx2), 08 1,53,000

    Number of students who received

    International/ National recognitions

    (INSPIRE)

    02 1,60,000

    5.11 Student organised / initiatives-

    Fair: State/ University level National level International level

    Exhibition: State/ University level National level International level

    5.12 No. of social initiatives undertaken by the students

    5.13 Major grievances of students (if any) redressed:

    Nil.

    25 03

    -- 03

    --

    12

    --

    -- -- --

    -- --

    -- --

    --

    --

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    Criterion VI

    6. Governance, Leadership and Management

    6.1 State the Vision and Mission of the institution:

    The Vidya Pratishthan Trust owes its vision to the insight of its founder, Hon. Shri.

    Sharadchandraji Pawar, veteran parliamentarian and Maharashtras foremost statesman.

    The Trust was founded with the paramount aim of delivering world class education to the

    rural poor.

    The Arts, Science and Commerce College was established in 1994 in the barren outback of

    Baramati town. Within 20 years, the College has been transformed into a premier

    destination for higher education in and around the area, thanks largely to the farsightedness

    of the founder, the astuteness of the management council and the loyalty and hard work of

    the staff.

    With the aim of providing quality education to the children of the farmers and laborers of

    the region, to give them the self-confidence and dignity that only education can give to a

    person, to make students ready to compete in the global marketplace and make them

    responsible and accountable citizens of the society and the country.

    The College is dedicated to preparing Indian youth for the challenges of the highly

    competitive global marketplace while fostering a socio-economic sensitivity in their

    perspective.

    Our Mission:

    To aid rural development through quality education is our aim.

    To build character through a well-rounded range of curricular, co-curricular and extra-

    curricular activities is our holistic focus.

    To impart value-based, traditional and innovative learning practices by state-of-the-art

    infrastructure is our commitment.

    To bridge the gap between classroom teaching and research is our thrust.

    To facilitate a harmonious symphony of excellence in teaching with a well-rounded

    motivational approach is our objective.

    To inculcate gender equality, empowering women and national integrity is our

    promise.

    Our Motto:

    In pursuit of academic excellence through team spirit

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    Our Goals:

    Knowledge Goal: To strengthen the intellectual side of personality.

    Physical Development Goal: To provide relevant facilities for the development of a

    good physique.

    Moral Goal: To enable the students to cultivate certain moral values.

    Social Goal: To activate and foster the sense of obligation, loyalty, self-discipline and

    spirit of sacrifice for the society among students.

    6.2 Does the Institution have a management Information System?

    Yes, participative decision making for information flow. The vibrant and visionary

    Executive Committee under the able leadership and guidance of Hon. Shri.

    Sharadchandraji Pawar is the epitome of our campus.

    Principal, Registrar and Vice Principals mobilise the team for achieving goals and

    objectives. They give directions to faculty and students to implement and execute the

    creative ideas.

    The Heads of various Departments, Chairperson of 42 committees and their members with

    office support staff ensure the smooth functioning of various academic activities conducted

    throughout the year.

    MIS is also used for Administrative processes including finance- Network through

    Software like Tally.

    6.3 Quality improvement strategies adopted by the institution for each of the following:

    6.3.1 Curriculum Development -

    As per guidelines of SPPU, the curriculum designed is implemented by the college.

    During this academic year syllabi of third year undergraduate programme of SPPU

    were restructured.

    The college organised syllabus restructuring workshops in association with

    B.C.U.D., SPPU for T.Y.B.Sc. Botany.

    Seven faculty members from our college actively participated in restructuring of

    syllabi as BOS members and Member of Academic Council of SPPU.

    A total of 28 faculty members attended and contributed in syllabus restructuring

    workshops organised by BCUD, SPPU, Pune.

    Certificate courses and HOTs are structured keeping an eye with industry needs and

    global competence.

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    6.3.2 Teaching and Learning-

    State, University and Institutional level conferences, workshops, seminars,

    certificate courses, trainings, are initiated with interdisciplinary approach focusing

    faculty and students.

    Field, industry and institutional visits and surveys are conducted to extend theorticals

    to practice.

    Staff and students had access to e-Books, Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs),

    Software, Tools, notes, online resources, Virtual Labs, Teaching Manuals, Ready

    references, SOPs of instruments etc.

    Guest lectures, group discussions, seminars, project presentation, model

    exhibitions, Poster presentations, Quiz, research paper review and writing,

    community services all nourished the multicentric student development with ideas

    turning to action.

    Incubator centre and community research facility gives the students direct exposure

    to research arena, interact with scientists and get equipped with the problem solving

    approach

    6.3.3 Examination and Evaluation -

    Our college is affiliated college, as per the guidelines of SPPU Pune the

    examination evaluation procedure is as follows:

    a) Internal Examination: Two tests based on objective and short answers were

    conducted for all programs. Answer papers were evaluated by concerned

    subject teachers. The evaluated papers were distributed to the students for

    verification of marks.

    b) University Examination: Three sets of question papers were set by the office

    of the controller of examinations from a panel of paper setters of SPPU. Of the

    three sets one set is randomly chosen by University and sent online to College

    Principal and CEO. The college conducts examination as per the time table and

    rules of SPPU. The answer sheets are sent to evaluation to central assessment

    program center decided by SPPU Pune. The answer sheets are evaluated by

    examiner and moderator. After evaluation the results are published by SPPU

    within 45 days from the date of examination. On demand, the University COE

    office issues photocopy of revaluated answer sheets to students.

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    6.3.4 Research and Development -

    a) IQAC motivated the faculty and extended support for submission of research

    proposals to funding agencies.

    b) It encouraged Teachers and Research students for publication of their Research

    articles/ Research Papers/ Books and chapters.

    c) It focused on provision of research platform for innovation by students through

    DBT Star College scheme.

    6.3.5 Library, ICT and physical infrastructure / instrumentation

    a) A total of 1764 books were added to the existing list of books in the Library during

    this academic year. In addition several gratis copies of books donated by the Hon.

    Shri. Sharadchandraji Pawar President Sir were deposited in the separate section of

    the library.

    b) The College has added 5 computers to various departments. New reprographic machine

    was procured during this academic year for examination section.

    c) N-LIST facility provides e-journals and e-books to the faculty and students.

    d) The college library provides Web-OPAC based book searching.

    e) ICT facilities Strengthened by procuring advance licensed software and hardware.

    6.3.5 Human Resource Management

    Campus residential facility with all amenities, community centre, Gymnasium etc.

    are provided.

    Training for updating the knowledge of ICT.

    Welfare scheme like medical insurance, loan facility, financial support.

    Faculty appraisal through CAS, API etc.

    Additional workload is shared by contributory, guest and visiting faculty.

    Institutional and College hierarchy is maintained for execution of vision of

    Management.

    Recreational and cultural programmes are conducted for the showcase of talent of

    staff.

    6.3.7 Faculty and Staff recruitment

    Various vacancies created for the newly started programs have been filled with

    suitable candidates by advertising the vacant posts. Academic qualification and

    teaching aptitude were the criteria for staff selection.

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    To ensure that college gets the best candidates, vacancies were advertised in newspapers of

    wide circulation. The norms of the SPPU and Government of Maharashtra were strictly

    adhered for the process of staff selection in the self-financing section.

    6.3.8 Industry Interaction / Collaboration

    The Cell conducts academic summits with Industries which has helped in

    mobilizing student Placements and knowledge/ Skills essential in an Industry.

    Skill development of the students is done through Industrial safety program

    conducted by the Microbiology and Biotechnology departments.

    The Departments of Computer Science on Robotics and Chemistry on

    Chromatographic techniques.

    Industry sponsored training program is implemented through the STAR college

    scheme with Imsoffer India Ltd., for Microbiology students.

    Campus Placement Drive is catalysed through Serum Institute India Ltd., Lupin

    Biopharma Ltd., Emcure Biopharma Ltd., Apostle Software, Aconix Software

    solutions, Pune.

    Industry Visits are arranged consistently with the MIDC of Baramati and the

    industries across the country to compliment the student placements.

    Incubator Center Facility of contract research for start-ups at Department of

    Biotechnology is established which promotes the collaborations which also

    strengthens the placement cell.

    6.3.9 Admission of Students -

    Application forms along with rules and regulations of college are given to the

    students in the form of Prospectus.

    Admissions to the various courses are given on the basis of merit and

    reservations following government norms.

    Online Admission procedures are implemented for few courses.

    Merit List and waiting lists are displayed on the notice board and also on the

    web portal.

    Counseling at the Help Desk is carried out by all the Departments during the

    admission period.

    Gross enrollment ratio is 1:2 with 55% catered to female students with inclusive

    approach.

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    6.4 Welfare schemes for

    Teaching Constitution of Internal Complaints Committee Financial support to attend Conferences/ seminar/ workshops, Medical Insurance Committee for Prevention of Sexual harassment

    Non-teaching Medical Insurance Loan facility Committee for Prevention of Sexual harassment

    Students Merit Scholarships & other allied fellowships EARN WHILE LEARN scheme under SPPU Grievance and Redresser Committee Anti-ragging committee Committee for Prevention of Sexual harassment Students council under SPPU Medical Check-up under SPPU Anaemia awareness among girls students Biometric Logging system Alumni association Medical Insurance Sports kits & equipment

    6.5 Total corpus fund generated

    6.6 Whether annual financial audit has been done?

    Yes No

    6.7 Whether Academic and Administrative Audit (AAA) have been done?

    Audit Type External Internal

    Yes/No Agency Yes/No Authority

    Academic - - Yes IQAC

    Administrative - - Yes Management

    6.8 Does the University/ Autonomous College declare results within 30 days?

    For UG Programmes Yes No

    For PG Programmes Yes No

    6.9 What efforts are made by the University/ Autonomous College for Examination

    Reforms?

    The Examination section of SPPU, Pune has set an adaptive technology to facilitate easy

    interface for exchange of information between college and University. The details are as

    follows-

    Rs. 2,94,000

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    The University sends online timetables and important circulars related to

    examinations on College Link,

    The students are asked to fill the Exam forms online. The college office inwards the

    examination forms to University.

    The University sends soft copy of Hall tickets to college, the printed hall tickets after

    verification and duly signed by Principal are handed over to students.

    Paper-setters, examiners and moderators are appointed without prejudice by

    University authorities.

    The University sends online Question Papers to minimize malpractices.

    The papers are assessed at Central Assessment Program (CAP) Centre allotted by

    SPPU, Pune.

    The Results are declared within 45 days by University.

    The student can file online application for a photocopy and revaluation of answer

    sheet after results.

    6.10 What efforts are made by the University to promote autonomy in the

    affiliated/constituent colleges?

    The SPPU, Pune appeals the affiliated colleges who have received A grade by NAAC to

    file an application for Academic autonomy.

    6.11 Activities and support from the Alumni Association -

    Alumni association conducts periodical meetings and helps the students for

    Off campus placements

    Career counselling

    Skill development courses

    6.12 Activities and support from the Parent Teacher Association:

    The PTA meetings are organized half yearly and the association suggestions aided in

    carrying out activities such as

    Improvement of communication skills of the students from rural background.

    Remedial teaching for average students

    Participation of students in co-curricular and extracurricular activities for their all-

    round development.

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    6.13 Development programmes for support staff:

    Training and Orientation programmes are conducted to achieve excellence in

    administration.

    Staff Quarters are provided to support staff within the campus.

    The trust has provided Community centre to the support staff and students which

    includes various facilities such as Stationary, Laundry, Xerox, Bank, etc.

    Software training, lab safety, medical insurance programs are periodically organized.

    Yoga Hall, Gymnasium with advanced equipment, indoor and outdoor sports facility is

    accessed by all the support staff at free of cost with health conscience.

    6.14 Initiatives taken by the institution to make the campus eco-friendly:

    Waste water is recycled though the Effluent treatment plant and used for gardening

    purpose within the campus and Nakshatra Udyan.

    Solar water heaters provide 24 hours hot water to hostel students

    Nakshatra Udyan is extended to the community at large with its theme based on 24

    aradhya vruksha, 27 nakshatras spread across 12 rashis. The molecular,

    Pharmacognistic, genomic studies of these plants is the thrust focus of research.

    This is wide across 24 acres which also includes horticultural and medicinal plants

    favourite for morning walkers, joggers and Yoga practisers.

    Canteen waste, along with other solid waste is recycled, reduced and reused through

    vermicomposting.

    No vehicle day, Cleanliness Drive, tree plantation drive, Say No to plastic etc., are

    initiated to promote environment sensitization.

    Bio CNG for the laboratory utilization through Industry waste to reduce the carbon

    credit and to promote green fuel.

    State of art Green campus promoting healthy living

    The campus harbours Bird Nests from a local NGO.

    The Scientific information of individual plant is displayed in the form of name plates

    for the Biodiversity awareness among the students and the Public.

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    Criterion -VII

    7. Innovations and Best Practices

    7.1 Innovations introduced during this academic year which have created a positive

    impact on the functioning of the institution. Give details.

    Certificate courses under DBT Star College Scheme: The following Certificate

    Courses have helped students to gain employment and financial benefits

    a. Biostatistics: Theory and Practice

    b. Food Safety and Security

    c. PERL

    d. Vermicomposting

    e. Histological techniques

    f. Medicinal Plant Nursery

    UGC SPPU funded State Level Short Term Course: Faculty from the colleges of

    Savitribai Phule Pune University and other Universities all over Maharashtra attended

    the STC based on the theme Inspiring and committed teachers.

    SET/ NET workshop: Fourty Students from all over the state attended the 10 days

    workshop with Experts from University of Pune & affiliated colleges.

    Competitive Examination Cell: Cell comprised of 114 students, conducted seven

    guest lectures and with continuous performance evaluation.

    Organic farming: It is carried out in collaboration with VSBT which is certified by

    Ecocert, France. Organic produce is made available at reasonable cost to the general

    public.

    Blind faith awareness: To enhance the scientific temperament of the students

    awareness programs like lectures, campaigns and live demonstrations are conducted.

    Clean campus: The solid waste in the campus is used for vermicomposting. Waste

    water and sewage are treated in inbuilt Sewage treatment plant. The treated water is

    used for campus plantation. The waste is reduced, recycled and reused in the

    ecosystem.

    Blood group checking and Haemoglobin testing: The blood grouping and anaemia

    checking of all students aids to maintain the database at blood bank and the college for

    meeting any emergencies. It helps in identification of anaemic patients and

    supplementing them with Iron, Folic acid and vitamin B12.

    Spots Events: Intercollegiate competitions of weightlifting and powerlifting for girls,

    rifle shooting for both girls and boys are conducted.

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    7.2 Provide the Action Taken Report (ATR) based on the plan of action decided upon at

    the beginning of the year.

    Sr. No. Planned Action Taken

    1 Constitution of

    committees

    Forty two committees for the planning and execution of

    curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities are

    constituted.

    2 Student Counselling

    Help desks and counselling cell systematized the

    admission, academics, placements etc., for multifaceted

    development of students.

    3 Soft skills

    Personality Development, English Proficiency,

    Communication skills are the thrust areas of Trainings

    & Workshops arranged through various programs.

    4 Designing of

    certificate courses

    Curriculum of Skill development and industry oriented

    six certificate courses are designed and implemented

    through DBT-STAR College Scheme.

    7.3 Give two Best Practices of the institution:

    a) Programs under DBT Star College Scheme: Student Skill development oriented

    Certificate courses, trainings, workshops, visits, surveys, guest lectures, exhibitions,

    etc., organized by the science departments supported by DBT Star College funding

    envisioned in placements, merit enhancement, cut off percentages, interdepartmental

    linkages, university examination excellence, attracted students from other

    universities and strengthened the research base with industry collaborations. These

    generated resources like manuals, e-content, ready to use kits, study resources, ready

    to references, and collection of elite specimens.

    b) Competitive examination Orientations & workshops: Cell conducted lecture series,

    test series, group discussions, mock interviews, etc., for interested students which

    resulted in success at these exams.

    7.4 Contribution to environmental awareness / protection.

    College organized Green and Clean Campus drive.

    Solid waste Management through vermicomposting and biogas generation.

    Wild life week was celebrated by displaying posters of plants, animals, microbes and

    environmental issues to create environmental awareness among the students.

    Exhibition of aromatic, medicinal and economically important plants was organised to

    create awareness of biodiversity and its conservation.

    NSS volunteers planted saplings, removed plastic and other garbage from the adopted

    village (Katphal, Baramati) during the special winter camp.

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    Recycling of waste water and its reuse in 10 hectares of Nakshatra Udyan and campus.

    Public Health awareness through epidemiological surveys, trainings, visits in

    collaboration with Baramati Municipal Corporation, silver jubilee Govt. Hospital and

    Rui Rural Hospital.

    Projects on Environmental Science to create awareness by Second year graduate

    Students focussing on the local and global environment problems to spread the

    environment sensitization.

    7.5 Whether environmental audit was conducted?

    Yes No

    7.6 Any other relevant information the institution wishes to add. (for example SWOC

    Analysis)

    Strengths:

    Curriculum designing of University syllabus and interdisciplinary certificate courses is

    contributed by the Faculty through BOS and Star college scheme & status.

    Highly motivated, hardworking students from rural areas excelling at University,

    competitive exams and well placed in spite of non-conducive living situations.

    Sports activities showcased through intercollegiate and intracollegiate events

    accomplishing the institutional physical goal supported by well-equipped gymnasium

    catered to girls and boys trained by expert coaches.

    Consultancy and extension activities culminated into community services like water

    management, agriculture through organic farming, soil and water sample analyses.

    Star College scheme thrust on the student skill development through the certificate

    courses, trainings, workshops, industry visits, surveys, interactions and lectures of

    renowned scientists and experts.

    Weaknesses:

    Curriculum flexibility, autonomy with course programs, curriculum design is restricted.

    Implementation of ICT facility in all lecture halls, with modernization of existing

    laboratories.

    Lack of parents and students Initiative for self-financed interdisciplinary short term

    courses and improvement of communications skills.

    Opportunities:

    To streamline and strengthen research through MOUs and collaborations with near

    and far institutions, institutes and industria.

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    Placement drives to be extended to students of other faculty as successful among

    science with the MIDC base.

    To contribute to the rural development through rigorous NGO collaborated

    community outreach programs.

    To start full-fledged skill based courses on the basis of academia industry needs.

    To promote more society oriented outreach programs.

    Challenges:

    To meet the industry demand with the restrictions in flexibility and the rigid

    curriculum.

    To attract highly meritorious students from other university and states across the

    country.

    To generate technology through strong core research collaborating with industry and

    institutes leading to patent generation.

    To establish collaboration with industries, entrepreneurs and academic institutions.

    8. Plans of institution for next year.

    To organize the International Conference focused on Interdisciplinary Sciences

    inviting experts & participants across the globe.

    To start new PG Degree Courses (M. Sc. Zoology, Botany and Physics).

    To file application for College with Potential for Excellence and DST-FIST grant.

    To increase the number of collaborations with industry and academia.

    To increase the standards of publication with high impact factor and good citation index

    To receive the national recognition through DST- FIST scheme at 0 level.

    Name: Prof. Nilima Pendharkar Name : Dr. Bharat P. Shinde, Principal

    Signature of the Coordinator, IQAC Signature of the Chairperson, IQAC

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    Abbreviations

    API - Academic Performance Indicators

    CAS - Career Advancement Scheme

    CAT - Common Admission Test

    CBCS - Choice Based Credit System

    CE - Centre for Excellence

    COP - Career Oriented Programme

    CPE - College with Potential for Excellence

    DPE - Department with Potential for Excellence

    GATE - Graduate Aptitude Test

    JAM - Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.

    KVPY - Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana

    MPSC - Maharashtra Public Service Commission

    NET - National Eligibility Test

    PEI - Physical Education Institution

    PERL - Practical Extraction and Report Language.

    SAP - Special Assistance Programme

    SET - State Eligibility Test

    SF - Self Financing

    SLET - State Level Eligibility Test

    TEI - Teacher Education Institution

    UPE - University with Potential Excellence

    UPSC - Union Public Service Commission

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    Annexure I

    Academic Calendar for the year (2014-15)

    Month Activities

    June IQAC meeting

    Ist Term commencement Meeting

    Access opens for U.G. enrollment

    Timetables

    Department wise Curriculum Discussions

    U.G Course instruction begins

    Committees for the year-42

    STAR college Meeting

    July Access opens for P.G. enrollment

    Identity card Camp

    P.G Course instruction begins

    Awareness of Earn and Learn Scheme, Scholarships, NSS

    Inauguration of NSS, Science Association, Competitive Exam cell,

    Vidyadeep publication.

    Implementing Bridging Courses

    Blood group and Anemia checking camp

    N.S.S. orientation workshop

    Implementation of Star College Schedule

    Welcome Address by Principal

    August Freshers welcome events

    Selection of students for Sports

    Independence day

    Certificate courses-03

    September Internal Assessments

    Remedial teaching

    Teachers Day

    N.S.S. week

    Intercollegiate sports events-03

    October Alumni Meet

    Cleanliness Drive

    PTA Meet

    Wild Life week

    Foundation Day of Vidya Pratishthan

    Exhibition Biodiversity of Kaas Plateau

    University Examinations

    Winter school Programs

    Research Proposal submission

    Term end meeting

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    November Diwali Vacation

    IInd Term commencement

    IInd Term Instruction begins

    General Staff Meeting

    Internal Examinations

    University Examinations

    December 12thPratibha Intercollegiate State Level Elocution Competition

    Utkrushtha Granth Vachan Spardha

    Incessant Book Reading Competition for 18 hrs.

    Dr. Babasaheb JaykarVyakhyanmala

    NSS Camp

    Annual Sports

    Certificate courses (03)

    Avishkar -2014-15

    January Youth week

    Nirbhay Kanya Abhiyan

    Computer fest competition

    Republic Day

    Arts Circle activities

    Educational Visits

    Annual Prize Distribution

    Annual Cultural Fest

    Syllabus workshops by SPPU-02

    February International Symposium

    Commerce Fest

    State level workshop and seminar

    National Science Day Celebration

    Internal Assessments

    Campus Interviews

    Submissions

    March National Conference

    State level Seminar

    University Examinations

    Submissions

    Farewell Program

    Womans Day

    Fiscal Year Analysis

    April University Examinations

    Committee Reports, Documentation

    Vidyadeep Reports and Articles

    Year-end meeting

    Stock and Inventory Assessment

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    Auditing

    May Maharashtra Din

    Refresher course

    Four weeks NET-SET workshop in English

    University Examinations and F.Y. Result

    Summer Training Programs (04)

    Apply for STAR College Extension

    AQAR 2014-15 preparation

    SWOT Analysis

    Plan for 2015-16

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    Annexure II

    Vidya Pratishthans ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE COLLEGE, Baramati - 413133

    STUDENT FEEDBACK FORM: 2014-15

    Name (in Block letters):-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Class: ----------------------------- Roll. No: ---------Group (specialization):-----------------------

    Information of the Teacher:

    Name of the Teacher: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Department --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Class: ----------------------------------------Division -----------------------------------------

    Subjects taught: Theory: -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Theory: -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Theory:-----------------------------------------------------------------

    Practicals: ---------------------------------------------------------------

    Performance grade: (A/B/C/D/E)

    Teaching------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Skill Development: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Career Counseling:-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Personal Guidance:------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Research initiative: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Administrative support: -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    A-Excellent - Above 90, B - Good 70 to 90, C- Fair 50 to 70, D- Average Below 50, E- Below Average

    Special Remarks (if any): --------------------------------------------------------------

    Sign of the student: -------------------------------------------------------------

    Heads Remarks and Signature: -------------------------------------------------------------

    IQAC Coordinator Remarks and Signature: --------------------------------------------------

    Principal Remarks and Signature: --------------------------------------------------------------