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Page 1 Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) Annual Quality Assurance Report For the Period 2015 to 2016 of VIDYA PRATISHTHAN’S ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE COLLEGE, VIDYANAGARI, BARAMATI DIST. PUNE-413133, MAHARASHTRA, 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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    Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

    Annual Quality Assurance Report

    For the Period 2015 to 2016

    of

    VIDYA PRATISHTHANS ARTS, SCIENCE AND

    COMMERCE COLLEGE, VIDYANAGARI, BARAMATI

    DIST. PUNE-413133, MAHARASHTRA, 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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    The Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) of the IQAC

    Part A

    AQAR for the Year 2015-16

    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. Bharat P. Shinde

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

    Mobile : +91-8237086960

    Name of the IQAC Co-ordinator: Dr. Hanmantrao S. Patil

    Mobile : 9922458810

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

    1.3 NAAC Track ID : Yet to be received

    1.4 NAAC Executive Committee No. : C/ 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

    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

    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.pdf

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

    AQAR2014-15 submitted to NAAC on : 07/03/2017

    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 Financing Totally Self-financing

    1.10 Type of Faculty/Programme:

    Arts Science Commerce Law

    PEI (Phy. 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

    DBT Star Scheme UGC-CE

    UGC-Special Assistance Programme DST-FIST

    UGC-Innovative PG programmes Any other

    UGC-COP Programmes

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    2. IQAC Composition and Activities:

    2.1 No. of Teachers 08

    2.2 No. of Administrative/Technical staff 03

    2.3 No. of students 02

    2.4 No. of Management representatives 02

    2.5 No. of Alumni 02

    2. 6 No. of any other stakeholder and 01

    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 10

    2.11 No. of meetings with various stakeholders: No.11

    Faculty 05 Non-Teaching Staff /Students 02 Alumni -03 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.-14 International -00 National -02 State -03 Institution Level - 09

    (ii) Themes

    National level seminar on Environmental and Biological terminology in regional

    language: Technical and Scientific writing in Marathi.

    National level Two days seminar on chromatography and spectroscopy findings in

    Life Sciences.

    State level workshop on Production of Bioinoculant.

    State level Hands on training in High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography

    (HPTLC).

    State level One Day Workshop on entrepreneurship in fish farming

    Institutional level Hands on training on solid waste management

    Institutional level Hands on training on Scientific Bee keeping.

    Institutional level Hands on training on virus inoculation and cultivation.

    Short Term Course on ICT for Teachers at institutional level.

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

    Celebrated Wild Life week by organizing Poster presentation

    Best Book Reading Competition and Incessant Book Reading Competition for 18

    hours.

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    On campus placement interviews and Aptitude tests by Serum Institute, Pune and

    Emcure pharmaceuticals Ltd.

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

    Orientation and Workshop for competitive Exams.

    2.14 Significant Activities and contributions made by IQAC:

    1. IQAC performed Institutional SWOC Analysis

    2. It verified for infrastructural and physical requirements of various departments.

    3. It inspired the Research Committee to groom the faculty to submit major and minor research

    projects from various funding agencies.

    4. It channelized the conduct of an Academic Audit by duly constituted Internal Audit Team.

    5. It catalyzed Tailor-made Certificate courses under Star College Scheme,

    a. Virus inoculation and cultivation

    b. Bioinoculant Production

    6. It mediated the Organisation of Hands on Trainings

    a. Bioinoculant Production.

    b. Solid waste management

    c. Entrepreneurship in fish farming

    d. Virus inoculation and cultivation

    e. Scientific Bee keeping

    7. IQAC Organised 14th State Level Inter-Collegiate 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 *

    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

    Enhanced academic and co-curricular excellence through

    44 College Committees by planning, execution and

    documentation

    Admission committee monitored the merit based

    admission process with social justice to UG students and

    improved GER observed.

    Time table committee scheduled for shifts, time table and

    Academic calendar for the College and Departments.

    Executed for provision of need based requirements for

    Departments

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    requirement from all the

    departments.

    Planning of STAR college

    activities

    Modus operandi planned for Student projects,

    workshops, 4-HOTs, 2- certificate courses, lead lectures,

    Visits, Lab Manuals, Teaching kits, SOPs is exercised

    under Star College.

    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

    SET/NET Guidance Workshop

    Welcome Address by Principal

    Organising event Proposals to

    submit

    Admission committee and PG Departments monitored

    the merit based and inclusive PG admission process.

    Introduced PG students for planning and scheduling of

    CBCS by SPPU, Pune.

    Oriented and Enrolled the 27 needy students to Earn

    while Learn Scheme, Award the students for

    Scholarships and 250 NSS volunteers.

    Inaugurated Science Association, Competitive Exam cell

    and NSS cell.

    Organised 7 days workshop on NET/SET in English and

    Life Sciences.10 participants qualified.

    Faculty wise Access meeting and welcome address given

    by Principal

    3 Proposals submitted to SPPU to organize conferences

    and Workshops

    August August

    Organization of Certificate

    courses

    Freshers welcome events

    Selection of students for

    various Sports

    University students Elections

    Celebration of Independence

    day

    Organized a certificate course through Star College

    Scheme- Virus inoculation and cultivation

    Students are selected for various sporting events for

    further participation

    Organised Intercollegiate Swimming competition for

    SPPU, Organised road race cycling competition

    Students congress Elections were held

    Celebrated Independence day

    Organised HOT- Entrepreneurship in fish farming

    September September

    Celebration of Teachers Day

    N.S.S. week

    To conduct Internal

    Student initiated and conceptualised Teachers Day

    celebrated

    Examination committee conducted internal examinations

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    Examination

    Participation at Avishkar

    Competition

    Organization of STAR

    college events

    smoothly.

    Publication of College magazine with theme on

    International year of light, soil and pulses for Vidyadeep

    28 students participated in Avishkar at Zonal level and 1

    selected at state level

    Organised STAR College Event- Certificate course in

    Bioinoculant Production,

    HOT-Solid waste management, scientific bee keeping

    Celebrated Hindi Din

    Organised Vishakha Cell Activity for staff

    Registered for Alumni association

    October October

    Celebration of Mahatma

    Gandhi Jayanti

    Celebration of Wild Life

    week

    Celebration of Foundation

    Day of Vidya Pratishthan

    University Examinations

    Research Proposals to various

    funding agencies

    Term end meeting

    To submit for Proposals of

    new courses to initiate

    Celebrated Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti by organising

    Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan in College Campus.

    Celebrated Wild Life week by organizing 85 Posters in

    presentation and 49 petal art displays by UG students.

    Foundation Day of Vidya Pratishthan celebrated.

    Conducted University Examination as per time table of

    SPPU, Pune.

    On-going Young Scientist Major research project by

    DST-01, Major research projects- 04, Minor research

    projects-04

    Skill Development of SPPU on Cyber Security and

    Human Rights in association with Vasantrao Pawar Law

    College and Department of Computer Science

    KVPY Exam Guidance camp

    Proposals to SPPU for specialisation in Mathematics,

    Statistics, Economics, and PG in Physics, Botany and

    Zoology submitted

    November November

    General Staff Meeting for

    planning of second term

    Internal Examination

    University Examinations

    Principal conducted General Staff Meeting for planning

    and execution of second term

    Examination committee conducted internal examinations.

    Conducted University Examination as per time table of

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    To calendar, Schedule and

    execute Environment

    Awareness Course with ICT

    and grades for second year

    graduates.

    SPPU, Pune

    Sanvidhan Din Observed

    Environment Awareness Program implemented for 730

    students.

    December December

    Organization of State Level

    workshop and Elocution

    Competition.

    Organization of Extra Mural

    Board Lecture series

    Organization of NSS special

    winter camp

    Organization of Certificate

    courses

    To organize Good reads

    activities.

    Hemoglobin checking camp

    for Anemia awareness and

    medication

    Organised One day State Level Workshop on

    Entrepreneurship in fish farming with Marine research

    station, Dapoli

    Hosted 14thPratibha Intercollegiate State Level

    Elocution Competition.

    Organized Dr.Babasaheb Jaykar Vyakhyanmala

    (Lecture Series) of Extra Mural Board

    NSS students were taken to special winter camp to the

    adopted village, Katphal.

    Organised Best Book Reading competition and

    Incessant Book Reading Competition for 18 hrs. and

    Book Exhibition

    Organised Haemoglobin and Blood group checking

    camp for 120 students in collaboration with Mangal

    Pathology Lab.

    Special Guidance scheme implemented

    January January

    Outdoor Resourcing- Exhibit

    on biodiversity

    Celebration of Youth week

    and events to inculcate

    values, patriotic temper and

    competitive spirit

    Celebration of Republic Day

    Educational /Institutional

    Visits / Study Tour of UG and

    PG students

    Organisation of STAR

    College HOTs

    Exhibition of Medicinal plants and plant of economic

    importance at College and Lonawala in collaboration

    with Rotary Club of Baramati

    165 students participation at Chemiad-2016

    Organised MicrobioOlympiad, Statistics Quiz, C

    Programming exam by SEED computers.

    Republic Day celebrated. Ms. Gauri Jadhav

    participated in national parade

    Health Check-up of 1069 students in collaboration with

    Medicos Guild. Organised Health awareness program

    for HIV disease at Rui Hospital

    Participation at 103rd Indian Science Congress ,Mysore,

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    Annual Prize Distribution,

    Cultural Fest

    Placement Activities

    89th

    Akhil Bhartiya sahitya Sammelan, Research Scholar

    Meet at Gurunanak College, Mumbai, Solar Energy

    Project, Shirsuphal, ARTI, Phaltan,

    Industry Interaction: Syngenta Biosciences, Goa, NRC

    for grapes, Manjri, My Lab life solutions, Pune, BILT

    India Ltd., Bhigwan, M.I.D.C Water treatment plant

    Academia interaction: ICAR- NIASM, IISER, Pune.

    Study tours were organised to Kaas plateau, konkan,

    Mahabaleshwar, Aundh, Satara, Kolhapur, Amboli,

    Sawantwadi, Vengurla, Malvan, Sindhudurga,

    Konkeshwar, Kenjal, Purandar, Dapoli, Ganpatipule

    Organised HOT- Solid waste Management, Scientific

    Bee keeping, Virus inoculation and cultivation

    On campus placement interviews and Aptitude tests by

    Serum Institute, Pune, Emcure Pharma, Pune and

    Microcare companies. Off campus 77 placements.

    Organised Modi lipi prashikshan warga.

    Annual Prize Distribution at the auspicious hands of

    Dr. Ashok Chavan, COE, SPPU, Dr. Bhadakwade,

    Assistant Registrar, Exam Section, SPPU.

    February February

    To host State Level Events

    for SPPU

    Commerce Fest

    Celebration of National

    Science Day in spirit of

    science

    To conduct Internal

    Examination

    To organize HOT

    Organised State level workshop on Hands on Practical

    Training in HPTLC funded by SPPU

    Organised two days state level symposium cum

    workshop on production of bioinoculants funded by

    SPPU-79 participants

    Marathi Din

    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.

    Organised HOT- Bioinoculant Production

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    March March

    To host National event for

    SPPU

    University Examinations

    Farewell to students

    To organize Convocation

    Ceremony on campus

    Organised National Seminar on Chromatography and

    Spectroscopy findings in life science research funded by

    SPPU

    Conducted University Examination as per time table of

    SPPU, Pune

    Farewell was given to final year UG and PG students by

    all departments

    Organised First Convocation Ceremony and graced by

    Hon. Dr. V.B. Gaikwad, Director, BCUD, SPPU

    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

    for 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.

    Green Audit Conceptualised

    * 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

    Ph.D. - - - -

    PG 07 - 07 07

    UG 16 - 03 15

    PG Diploma 01 - 01 -

    Advanced Diploma - - - -

    Diploma - - -

    Certificate 12 04 - -

    Others - - - 15

    Total 36 04 11 37

    Interdisciplinary -- -- -- 15

    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.

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    (ii) Pattern of programmes:

    1.3 Feedback from stakeholders*

    Alumni Parents EmployersStudents

    Mode of feedback: Online ManualCo-operating schools (for PEI)

    * Feedback form is attached as Annexure II

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

    salient aspects.

    No Revision for this academic year by SPPU, Pune

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

    No.

    Pattern Number of programmes

    Semester 16

    Trimester 01

    Annual 03

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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 05 00 13

    Presented papers 09 15 05

    Resource Persons 03 06 09

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

    Our College has been accolade as STAR Status by DBT, GOI one amongst the six

    selected colleges at National level based on excellent performance in the form of

    innovative Certificate courses, HOTs, National conferences, Guest lectures, industry

    visits, collaborative programs with industry and other research institutes.

    NPTEL MOOCs, IGNOU distance learning programs in collaboration with VSBT

    with faculty sharing the teaching and learning process.

    Theme based events like Intervention of heritage of Biodiversity, Green awareness

    with scientific knowledge organized with Ministry of Human Resource

    Development, Department of higher education; New Delhi funded National Seminar

    Total Assistant

    Professors

    Associate

    Professors

    Professors Others

    43(G)

    + 14(NG)

    = 57

    32(G)

    + 14 (NG)

    = 46

    11 (G) Nil Nil

    Assistant

    Professors

    Associate

    Professors

    Professors Others Total

    R V R V R V R V R V

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

    64 Guest

    25 (G) + 3(NG) = 28

    05 Visiting 37 Temporary

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    on Environmental and Biological terminology in regional language- Marathi. With

    142 participants spanning across the country.

    Green Agriculture & sustainable allied agri entrepreneurship initiatives theme is

    organized through Two days State level workshop on Large scale bio inoculants

    production and HOTs organized related to our niche in agriculture, farming, and

    cottage industry to meet rural needs besides initiating learners to rise to

    entrepreneurial skills for a wide community of farmers, students, industry and

    entrepreneurs.

    Bridge courses, skill development programs, blending learning, constant mentoring,

    career guidance, and personal counseling to motivate the students for all round

    development.

    Academic planner with meticulous planning, execution and discussions with students

    and departments aids in smooth curriculum functioning.

    National & State level Conferences, seminars, HOTs, workshops organized with

    BCUD, SPPU funding with the motto of outreaching students of other colleges aided

    in the skills enhancement, placements, entrepreneurship, innovation and research

    aptitude.

    Visits to research and higher learning centres, Industries, Biodiversity centres and

    Epidemiological laboratory.

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

    advance to study and clear their doubts in the classroom.

    The student is exposed to e-notes and webinars using a smart class approach.

    Research projects with industry needs as prime focus allotted to students of UG and

    PG to increase their interest in Research.

    Conducted Chemiad and Statistics Quiz competition to test their aptitude and

    increase their interest for appearing competitive examinations.

    Organized 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 enabled teaching.

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

    241

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

    Book Examination, Bar Coding, Double Valuation, Photocopy and 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.

    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:

    06

    85%

    00 00

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    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 23 08.69 26.08 13.04 04.34 52.15

    B.A. Hindi 11 09.09 09.09 09.09 09.09 36.36

    B.A. Marathi 07 14.28 14.28 - - 28.56

    B.A. Geography 40 22.50 30 - - 52.50

    B.A. History 38 10.52 15.79 10.52 02.63 39.47

    B.A. Politics 16 12.50 31.25 06.25 - 50.00

    B.A. Sociology 01 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

    B.Com. 138 10.14 39.13 30.43 - 80.43

    B.C.A. 26 3.84 38.46 19.23 - 61.53

    B.Sc. Biotechnology 10 10.00 70.00 20.00 - 100.00

    B.Sc. Botany 00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

    B.Sc. Chemistry 40 52.50 37.50 02.50 - 92.50

    B.Sc. Computer Science 50 30.00 64.00 - - 94.00

    B.Sc. Microbiology 29 17.24 41.37 03.44 - 62.06

    B.Sc. Physics 26 65.00 07.06 07.06 - 80.02

    B.Sc. Zoology 20 60.00 30..00 - - 90.00

    M.Sc. Biotechnology 18 61.00 39.00 - - 100.00

    M.Sc. Chemistry 23 34.78 17.39 17.39 04.34 73.90

    M.Sc. Computer Science 35 74.29 20.00 5.71 - 100.00

    M.Sc. Microbiology 24 08.03 41.66 04.16 - 53.85

    M.A. English 00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

    M.A. Hindi 00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

    M.A. Marathi 00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

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

    processes?

    a) IQAC played key role in various academic activities such as preparation of a

    detailed Academic Calendar, teaching plan, organization of various conferences,

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    workshops, hands on trainings etc. in the beginning of academic year and

    monitored its successful implementation throughout the year.

    b) The evaluation blue print is planned, discussed and executed by all the departments

    in the vigilance of IQAC.

    c) The feedback of Teachers from students and regular guidance is sought timely and

    is closely monitored by IQAC as a healthy practice for improvement and effective

    teaching.

    d) It encouraged many Teachers for the use of ICT facilities for effective teaching and

    to ease the learning process.

    e) It supported various students centric activities with innovation in curriculum of

    Hands on Training programmes for Skill development, summer/ winter training

    programmes, Pathshala for Spoken English, quiz competitions, elocution

    competitions, poster presentations in university level, state level competitions.

    2.13 Initiatives undertaken towards faculty development:

    Faculty / Staff Development Program Number of faculty benefitted

    Refresher courses 01

    UGC Faculty Improvement Program --

    HRD program 35

    Orientation program 01

    Faculty exchange program 01

    Staff training conducted by the university --

    Staff training conducted by other institutions --

    Summer / Winter schools, Workshops, etc. --

    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 jointly took initiative to promote filing of research

    projects.

    b) It promoted regular interaction with Teachers and students to encourage the active

    participation of students in the same.

    c) The students are motivated to participate in seminars, conferences, Avishkar research

    competition organized by SPPU Pune.

    d) IQAC transformed their research inputs in form of 141 publications in peer reviewed,

    journals of high impact factor with citations, awards which will be helpful for

    recognition as a research guide.

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

    Young Scientist Major Research project by DST-01, Major research projects- 04, Minor

    research projects-04.

    f) Two students for the JRF positions under DST major research project work

    independently in a well-equipped laboratory.

    g) IQAC and Research Committee motivated students to undertake research projects in

    renowned institutes and industries and seek careers in research.

    h) IQAC gave administrative support to all teachers and research students.

    i) Research committee and IQAC through the incubator center rendered expertise in

    translational and need based research in collaboration with VSBT, to three international,

    seventeen national companies for protocol, product, technology development, with the

    departments carried out consultancy services for the community, industry and start-ups.

    j) The college through N.S.S, environment awareness program carried out 53 extension

    activities in the form of campaigns, cleanliness drives, health camps, days celebration,

    surveys, awareness programs, literacy drives.

    k) IQAC & research committee efforts gave exposure to faculty as resource persons in

    refresher courses, conferences of national and international repute.

    3.2 Details regarding major projects:

    Completed On going Sanctioned Submitted

    Number 00 08 01 01

    Outlay in Rs. Lakh 00 368.56 50 160

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    3.3 Details regarding minor projects:

    Completed on going Sanctioned Submitted

    Number 8 03 00 03

    Outlay in Rs. Lakh 14.15 5.70 00 10.40

    3.4 Details on research publications:

    International National Others

    Peer Review Journals 122 -- --

    Non-Peer Review Journals 03 -- --

    e-Journals 02 -- --

    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

    2,93,61,000

    74,95,000.00

    2,93,61,000

    74,95,000.00

    Minor Projects 2013-15

    2014-16

    UGC-02,

    BCUD-07 +03 5,70,000

    Industry sponsored 2013-15

    2014-16 Excel Cropcare - -

    Projects sponsored

    by the University/

    College

    2013-15

    2014-16 BCUD- 07+03 - -

    Students research

    projects

    (other than

    compulsory by the

    University)

    2014- 15

    2015-16

    PICC-15

    Avishkar-09 - -

    Total - - 3,74,26,000 3,74,26,000

    0.7 - 4.5 2.60 -- 25

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    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

    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 -

    Level International National State University College

    Number &

    Funding Agency 00 02 03 -- 09

    Type of Patent Status Number

    National Applied --

    Granted --

    International Applied --

    Granted --

    Commercialised Applied --

    Granted --

    Rs. 95,000

    17

    04 17 --

    21

    375.21

    .96 0.0

    375.21

    03 00

    24

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    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

    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:

    Society outreach Programs:

    Total International National State University Dist. College

    03 00 01 02 -- -- --

    15

    04

    --

    20

    08 19

    -- -- --

    2 -- -- --

    -- -- -- --

    -- -- -- --

    -- -- -- --

    -- 16 10

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    Farmers, entrepreneurs, housewives acquaintance for the public advocacy &

    entrepreneurship in organic farming, through the State Level Workshop on Large

    scale Manufacturing of Bioinoculants.

    Rotary club of Baramati organized in collaboration with the college two days

    Exhibition of medicinal and aromatic plants at Lonavala, Pune.

    National seminar on Scientific and Technical Terminology in Regional language

    Marathi participated by 143 delegates all over the state including litterateurs,

    teachers, professors, students, scientists, funded by Ministry of HRD, GOI.

    N.S.S. sphered Activities:

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

    village Katphal.

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

    celebrated different days viz. Rakhshabandhan, Gandhi Jayanti, Lal Bhadhur

    Shastri Jayanti and NSS week etc. and also assisted in Medical Checkup Camp,

    Hemoglobin content determination and blood grouping.

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

    programs through N.S.S., sexual harassment prevention cell, extramural

    committees and departments.

    Student centric programs:

    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.

    Book Reading Competition to inculcate the habit of reading among the students

    organized by Library committee. Marathi Department celebrated World Book

    Day.

    18 hrs. Incessant reading exercise was executed for students, staff and non-

    collegiate members to commemorate Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, on the occasion of his

    birth anniversary. This best practice has been taken cognizance by NAAC.

    Departmental Activities:

    The resources and intellect of the students is transformed into several activities

    focusing -

    Industry: Wine testing and pharmaceutical products Analysis, Deposition and

    preparation of thin films for solar system, Carbon credits to industries, Solid

    Waste management, Air sampling, food and milk testing analysis etc. is carried

    out to extrapolate the theoretical.

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    Health: The health focus of the public is sensitized among students through visits,

    training and Epidemiological surveys. Anemia awareness program, Swine flu

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

    Agriculture: Vermicomposting, Remote sensing, Plant disease surveillance

    through symptoms and laboratory diagnosis, Energy Sustenance through Bio-

    CNG has entrusted the vision of agriculture Soil and water testing, Pesticide

    residue testing, Kumbhargaon wetland Studies, Organic farming, Biodiversity

    studies, Medicinal and Herbal plant Exhibition.

    Social: cyber security awareness, women empowerment, environment awareness,

    e-Literacy awareness, literacy drive, aerial talks, Social activities such as gender

    sensitization, blind faith awareness 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 20 - Vidya Pratishthan 20 Laboratories

    Seminar Halls 04 - Vidya Pratishthan 04 Seminar

    Halls

    No. of important equipment

    purchased ( 1-0 lakh) during

    the current year.

    188 8 Vidya Pratishthan

    and Star College 196

    Value of the equipment

    purchased during the year

    (Rs. in Lakh)

    149.41 18.47 Project Funding 167.88

    Others (ICT, Computers) - 1.40 - 1.40

    4.2 Computerization of administration and library:

    No. of Desktops Computers: 234 Laptops : 06

    Printers 12 Servers: 02

    Printers with Xerox facility: 03 LCD projectors : 06

    UPS :01, 10 KVA (20Batteries)

    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

    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 19046 316832 1047 160892 20093 477724

    Reference Books 12807 8019820 368 169711 13175 8189531

    e-Books - - - - - -

    Journals 75 40000 - - 75 40000

    e-Journals N-List - - - - -

    Digital Database N-List - - - - -

    CD & Video 640 - 220 - 860 -

    Others (specify) 12800 - 671 - 13471 -

    4.4 Technology upgradation (overall):

    Total

    Computers

    Computer

    Labs Internet

    Browsing

    Centres

    Computer

    Centres Office

    Depart-

    ments Others

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

    Added 08 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

    Total 234 06 179 p.c. 06 01 14 17 --

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

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

    Students, teaching and supporting staff were trained by computer science faculty to

    acquaint with MS Office.

    4.6 Amount spent on maintenance in lakh:

    i) ICT

    ii) Campus Infrastructure and facilities

    iii) Equipment

    iv) Others

    Total:

    5.59

    3.22

    18.47

    0.31

    27.59

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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 motivated needful students to file application for Earn while Learn scheme

    sponsored by both SPPU and our College under students welfare programme

    b) It organized training for competitive examinations such as UGC-SET/NET/JRF, etc.

    c) It recommended needy students for financial support from Pawar Charitable Trust those

    who have not received funding from government.

    d) It encouraged meritorious and reserved category students to file application for various

    scholarships from government and non-government organisations.

    e) IQAC has conducted environmental awareness programme to reduce the load of

    pollutants in the college campus by organizing cycle rally and recommended use of

    bicycle once in a month.

    f) Celebrated the World River Day by cleaning the local Karha river, Baramati taluka and

    created awareness amongst the students.

    5.2 Efforts made by the institution for tracking the progression:

    a) Based on the performance of students in curricular and extracurricular activities the

    meritorious students were awarded prizes and certificates on the annual day at the hands

    of eminent personalities.

    b) From this academic year SPPU, Pune has shouldered responsibility to the affiliated

    colleges to distribute the degree certificates by organizing the graduation ceremony in

    the host college.

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

    formative testing for overall development of individual student.

    d) Special skill development programs were organized for the UG and PG students covering

    topics such as Interview mantra, soft skills, time management and personality

    development.

    e) The progress of students in academics and career is tracked and documented by the

    respective department and forwarded to placement cell.

    5.3 a) Total Number of students -

    UG PG Ph. D. Others

    2331 200 -- --

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    b) No. of students outside the state

    c) No. of international students

    d) Men Women

    Demand ratio 1:2 Dropout: 0.2%

    5.4 Details of student support mechanism for coaching for competitive examinations

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

    /JAM and GATE.

    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 for students preparing for various

    competitive examinations.

    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

    No %

    1003 39.62

    No %

    1528 60.37

    Last Year (2014-2015) This Year (2015 -2016)

    Gen. SC ST OBC Physically

    Challenged

    Total Gen. SC ST OBC Physically

    Challenged

    Total

    1328 236 05 504

    +404

    (NT)

    03 2546 1265 253 09 505

    +499

    (NT)

    00 2531

    1200

    775

    03

    00

    --

    -- --

    07 --

    22 --

    --

    --

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    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

    03 110 18 59

    5.8 Details of gender sensitization programmes:

    To prevent Sexual Harassment of women at work place (Prevention, prohibition and

    redresser) College has formulated internal complaints Committee as per the UGC

    guidelines (2013). It has also organized lectures on Mode of legislation & its

    implementation addressed by local legal advisors.

    Vishakha cell for Women is creating socio-cultural awareness among the girl students.

    Health awareness program, anaemia testing is organised for the girl students.

    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 05 36,500

    Financial support from government 421 6,14,885

    Financial support from other sources -- --

    Number of students who received

    International/ National recognitions -- --

    26 01

    -- --

    --

    30 -- --

    --

    -- -- --

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    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.

    --

    14

    -- --

    -- --

    --

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    Criterion VI

    6. Governance, Leadership and Management

    6.1 State the Vision and Mission of the institution:

    The Vidya Pratishathans 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, 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

    Our Goals:

    Knowledge Goal: To strengthen the intellectual side of personality.

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    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. The institution has clearly stated

    goals and objectives that are communicated systematically to all its constituencies.

    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 44 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

    Softwares like Tally.

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

    6.3.1 Curriculum Development -

    The Academic programmes of the institution are consistent with its goals and

    objectives.

    Feedback from academic peers and employers is used in the initiation, review and

    redesign of programmes.

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

    The institution has a wide range of programme offerings through STAR College that

    provide an adequate academic flexibility.

    It supports professional, quasi-professional, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary

    programmes and follows Choice-Based Credit System and Cafeteria Curricula

    approach.

    6.3.2 Teaching and Learning-

    The institution facilitates the ICT in the spheres of the teaching-learning programmes.

    The institution has a well-conceived plan for instructional approach in teaching,

    monitoring student progress continuously through formal and informal assessments.

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    The student assessment procedures and systems are reliable and valid as per SPPU

    guidelines.

    The institution has an effective mechanism to recruit qualified and adequate faculty

    as per UGC and State Government norms.

    The institution has an open and participative mechanism for evaluation of teaching,

    research and work satisfaction of the faculty.

    The teachers have opportunities for continued academic progress and professional

    development.

    Satisfactory student-teacher ratio in effective dissemination of knowledge,

    comprehensive teaching plans, academic calendar, records and daily diaries are

    maintained.

    The visibility and competence are extended with novel theme based events such as

    state level and National events and learner-centric pedagogies such as Field, industry

    and institutional visits ,surveys, e-Books, Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs),

    NPTEL lectures, Software, Tools, notes, online resources, Virtual Labs, Teaching

    Manuals, Ready references, SOPs of instruments etc.

    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.

    6.3.4 Research and Development

    The institution promoted research culture among faculty to file applications to

    various funding agencies for Minor and Major Research projects and students.

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    The institution encouraged faculty to publish Research articles/ Research Papers/

    Books and chapters.

    The institution is responsive to community needs and conducts relevant extension

    programmes.

    Research Advisory Committee streamlined various innovative research activities for

    students through DBT Star Program.

    6.3.5 Library, ICT and physical infrastructure / instrumentation

    The institution has state-of-the-art adequate physical facilities to run the educational

    programmes efficiently.

    The growth of the infrastructure keeps pace with the academic growth of the

    institution.

    The institution has effective mechanism for maintenance and optimal use of

    infrastructure as per directives of management of Vidya Pratishthan.

    The institution has adequate library and computer facilities and other learning

    resources with easy access for all its constituencies. A total of 1043 Text books, 368

    reference books, 220 CDs and Video copies are added to the existing list of books in

    the Library during this academic year.

    The college has subscribed N-LIST facility of INFLIBNET through which e-

    journals and e-books are made available to the faculty members, researchers and PG

    students, the college library provides Web-OPAC based book searching.

    The College purchased eight computers and three laptops as per requirements.

    ICT facilities Strengthened by procuring advance licensed software and hardware.

    6.3.6 Human Resource Management

    The good offices and departments of the institution are governed on the principles of

    participation and transparency.

    Academic and administrative planning in the institution is complementary to each

    other.

    The institution practices relevant welfare schemes for all its constituencies.

    There are fair and expeditious grievance redressal mechanisms at all levels of the

    institutions functioning.

    The institution is effective in resource mobilization and planning development

    strategies.

    The finances of the institution are judiciously allocated and effectively utilized.

    Budgeting and auditing procedures are regular and standardized.

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    6.3.7 Faculty and Staff recruitment

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

    suitable candidates by advertising in dailies about the vacant posts. Academic

    qualification and teaching aptitude were the criteria for staff selection by following the

    norms of the SPPU and Government of Maharashtra in 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.

    The students of UG and PG interacted with experts of Vantage Software solutions,

    Baramati, Smartbit Infotech, Baramati, Artyasys Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Omega Soft

    Technologies, Sungare Technologies, Tej IT solutions, feelsoft Solutions, Konsep

    Works, Dreams ultimate solutions, Microcare computers, SEED IT Idol,

    Syngenta Biosciences, Goa, Solar Energy Project, Shirsuphal, Mapro Foods,

    Ballarpur Industries Pvt. Ltd, Bhigwan.

    Industrial safety program under skill development credit is conducted for

    Microbiology and Biotechnology PG students. For Computer Science and

    Chemistry PG students Robotics and Chromatographic techniques are conducted

    respectively.

    6.3.9 Admission of Students

    The institution provides information to students about admission, eligibility and

    degree requirements for all programmes, the fee-structure, refund policies, financial

    aid and student support services.

    Online Admission portals are opened for several U.G and P.G. courses.

    The institution has sufficient and well-run support services.

    Student progression is monitored effectively and continuously.

    The institution has effective mechanism to use student feedback for quality

    enhancement.

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

    government rules supported by counseling session for the students.

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    6.4 Welfare schemes for students:

    The institution displays sensitivity to changing educational, social and market demands.

    The institution is geared to promote an ambience of creativity and innovation.

    The institution adopts quality management strategies in all academic and administrative

    aspects.

    The institution strives to promote value-based education, social responsibilities and good

    citizenry.

    Teaching Constitution of Internal Complaints Committee

    Financial support to attend Conferences/ seminar/ workshops

    Medical Insurance

    Non-teaching Medical Insurance

    Loan facility

    Students Merit Scholarships

    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

    Biometric Logging system

    Alumni association

    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

    Rs. 5,00,000

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    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-

    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

    Providing financial assistance to needy students.

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    6.12 Activities and support from the Parent Teacher Association:

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

    Extended Lecture Series for competitive examinations

    Robust Placement Drive.

    Remedial Teaching for slow learners.

    Boosting of Enthusiasm for Participation of students in co-curricular and

    extracurricular activities.

    6.13 Development programmes for support staff:

    Training and Orientation programmes are conducted to achieve excellence in

    administration.

    Staff Quarters availed 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, snacks etc.

    Admissions to the wards of support staff are given on priority basis.

    Free Gymnasium facility is given to the support staff.

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

    Green Audit conceptualised.

    Waste water is recycled and used for gardening purpose within the campus

    Solar water heaters provide 24 hours hot water to hostel students

    Nakshatra Udyan is spread across 24 acres with horticultural and medicinal plants

    which is the best place for morning walk, jogging and Yoga practice.

    Solid waste management through vermicomposting.

    Bio CNG for the laboratory utilization.

    State- of- art Green campus promoting healthy living.

    The campus harbours Bird Nests from a local NGO.

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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.

    The benchmarking for innovative and best practices through identification,

    sustainability, dissemination and adaptation is visioned, executed and assessed by

    IQAC.

    The activities centered on rural community with active participation of students to

    achieve the communal goal of the organization and to strengthen the societal- College

    interface.

    Clean Campus Drive: The solid waste from canteens, mess and leaf litter fallen in the

    campus is turned to fertile manure through vermicomposting continuously upgraded by

    students projects and the produce is used for gardening and even for self-sustainability.

    Waste water and sewage are processed by the Sewage treatment plant. The treated water is

    used for campus plantation. Reduce, recycle and reuse is the policy of the organization to

    save the ecosystem.

    Clean River Drive: The world River day was celebrated by cleaning the banks of river

    Karha in Baramati to create awareness amongst the public by the students of

    Biotechnology.

    Green Drive: Tree plantation and exhibition of medicinal, aromatic and economically

    important plants organized in the premises and at Lonavala in collaboration with Rotary

    Club of Baramati in District Conference sensitized the public, staff and students for saving

    the planet by green initiatives.

    Health Drive: Health consciousness is stimulated through Determining Body Mass Index

    (BMI), Blood group checking and Haemoglobin testing helped in improving the nutritional

    status, rare blood group & donor data and anaemia prevalence among the students alerting

    for expert consultancy & treatment.

    Green Agriculture & sustainable allied agri entrepreneurship initiative:

    a. Sustainable agriculture through organic farming is the motto of the rural agronomy, the

    prima foci, aiming at the advocacy of the farmer community. The college with the

    advantage of its geographical location for the community service always has been

    instrumental in catalyzing activities for promotion of green moves. Two days State

    Level Workshop, Certificate courses on large scale production of bio inoculants with

    the enthusiastic participation of industry, farmers, entrepreneurs, researchers, and

    students highlighted the necessity of such activities regularly. The workshop executed

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    through industry Expo, field-visits, hands on training, panel discussion with experts,

    product exhibition invoked the theme of the public advocacy of sustainable agriculture.

    b. Agri entrepreneurship activities:

    i. HOTs are organized related to our niche in agriculture, farming, and cottage

    industry to meet rural needs besides initiating learners to rise to entrepreneurial

    skills. Entrepreneurship in fish farming a one day workshop in collaboration with

    Marine Biology Research Station, Dapoli with experts Dr. Chavan, Mr. N. D.

    Chougule, Mr. Sachin Satam with active participation of farmers, students, and

    industry highlighted the scope of entrepreneurship with scientific indulgence in

    aquaculture.

    ii. Workshops on scientific bee keeping, vermicomposting, bioinoculant production

    complimented with student research projects to meet the research end of these

    subjects is executed through environmental awareness, curricular and star college

    projects.

    iii. Certificate courses on bioinoculant Production, Solid waste management,

    Entrepreneurship in fish farming, Scientific Bee keeping with participation from all

    over the state extends theoretical to practical to the society.

    iv. Skill empowerment programs to the students on advanced technologies like Virus

    inoculation and cultivation at the Virology BSL II laboratory facility to acquaint

    with the unseen, challenging and advanced arenas of learning.

    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

    At the beginning of academic year, forty four

    committees for curricular, co-curricular and

    extracurricular were constituted and responsibilities

    were assigned to the concerned staff.

    2 Student Counselling

    Prospects of the programme, academic plan, course

    plan, evaluation system, future plans, opportunities,

    discussed at the beginning of academic year.

    3 Soft skills

    To improve the basic skills such as English proficiency

    for rural students, Personality Development, Training

    Workshop is arranged on Behavioral Skills for Self

    Development.

    4

    State & National

    Conferences &

    workshops

    One National Seminar, Two State Level Workshops

    with funding from MHRD, GOI and BCUD, SPPU.

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    7.3 Give two Best Practices of the institution:

    I) Green Agriculture & sustainable allied agri entrepreneurship initiative:

    a. Sustainable agriculture through organic farming is the motto of the rural agronomy,

    the prima foci, aiming at the advocacy of the farmer community. The college with the

    advantage of its geographical location for the community service always has been

    instrumental in catalyzing activities for promotion of green moves. Two days State

    Level Workshop funded by BCUD, SPPU and Certificate courses on large scale

    production of bio inoculants with the enthusiastic participation nearly 125 persons of

    industry, farmers, entrepreneurs, researchers, students, housewives highlighted the

    necessity of such activities regularly. The workshop executed through industry Expo,

    field-visits, hands on training, panel discussion with experts, poster presentation,

    and theme based cartoon display, and product exhibition invoked the theme of the

    public advocacy of the sustainable agriculture.

    b. Agri entrepreneurship activities:

    i) HOTs organized related to our niche in agriculture, farming, and cottage industry

    to meet rural needs besides initiating learners to rise to entrepreneurial skills.

    Entrepreneurship in fish farming a one day workshop in collaboration with

    Marine Biology Research Station, Dapoli under star college programs with experts

    Dr. Chavan, Mr. N. D. Chougule, Mr. Sachin Satam involving active participation

    of 108 farmers, students, industry highlighted the scope of entrepreneurship with

    scientific indulgence in aquaculture.

    ii) Workshops under star college program in scientific bee keeping, vermicomposting,

    bioinoculant production supplemented with student projects to meet the research

    end of the subjects executed under environmental awareness emphasized our

    march towards organic and sustainable agriculture with cutting edge of

    entrepreneurship as the commercial output of the events.

    iii) These activities of creativity, innovation, social responsibility imparted through

    State level, university level, local level programs catalyzed through efforts of

    enthusiastic, self-driven faculty, outreach industry, academically spirited institutes

    with participation from all over the state extends the theorticals to practicals

    reaching the society.

    iv) Skill development programs: Rise in the demand for virologists due to the

    upcoming viral epidemics initiated in organization of skill development trainings

    under star college program on Virus inoculation and cultivation at the Virology BSL II

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    Facility to the P.G. students to acquaint with the unseen, challenging and advanced arenas

    of learning.

    v) Intervention of heritage of Biodiversity , Green awareness with Scientific

    knowledge:

    a. International collaboration: The two days Exhibition is outsourced and

    mobilized with our skills and scientific attributes on Medicinal, Aromatic and

    plants of Economic importance on 9th

    and 10th

    January 2016 at Lonavala Dist.

    Pune in collaboration with Rotary Club of Baramati in District Conference of

    Rotary Club District 3131. 2500 beneficiaries are noteworthy for it.

    b. National Level: Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of

    higher education, New Delhi funded National Seminar on Environmental and

    Biological terminology in regional language- Marathi. Our efforts created a

    platform to findings of researchers and teachers at national level with 142

    participants to share their expertise and contributed in translating the

    terminologies in regional languages with respect to Environment and Biology.

    c. Green Awareness: The three days Exhibition of Medicinal plants and plants of

    Economic importance, Flower arrangement and Fruit Carving Competition

    organized on 26th

    to 29th

    January 2016, on the occasion of Republic Day to

    promote the creativity, conservation of nature and its significance in human life.

    7.4 Contribution to environmental awareness / protection.

    Workshops, trainings, certificate courses to promote sustainable agriculture & allied

    areas through green moves.

    College organized Green and Clean Campus drive, clean river drive.

    Renewable technologies like 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 by

    Botany Department to create awareness about importance of biodiversity and its

    conservation.

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

    village (Katphal) during NSS camp.

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

    Second Year students of B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com. carried out surveys and projects on

    Environmental Science to create Environmental awareness.

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    Visits to Biodiversity heritage areas like Dapoli, Kaas plateau to bring awareness

    amongst students on conservation of biodiversity.

    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:

    Ultra-modern infrastructure supportive to offer quality education in basic and applied

    fields catering to the needs of rural students.

    Regular organization of institution level intensive orientation programs, seminars and

    workshops on teaching methodologies, use of ICT in teaching-learning, research

    methodologies, new administrative strategies etc.

    Central Library enriched with good number of text and reference books, periodicals,

    journals and Inflibnet e-resources, library computerization, bar coding, on-line

    resources, CD ROM database.

    Maximum number of students and staff participated in various research and extension

    activities.

    Accommodation for more than 1200 girls and boys in hostels with Wi Fi facility, solar

    water heaters etc.

    Weaknesses:

    Student and teacher ratio is inadequate to fulfil the targets.

    Limitations on infrastructure due to increasing student strength.

    No autonomy and flexibility in curriculum, policies and evaluation system.

    Opportunities:

    To become a reputed research centre which will promote research addressing to local,

    social and need based issues.

    To maintain the present status and establish a brand name of college which is giving

    quality education in rural area.

    To increase the collaborations and linkages with various institutes and industries to

    strengthen the placements and increase the student enrolment for trainings and research

    careers.

    Challenges:

    To attract students from outside the state and across the country.

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    To increase the enrolment ratio as per the demand from the parents and students.

    To increase the male students admissions for professional courses to meet the demand

    from the industry sector.

    8. Plans of institution for next year.

    To organize International level Conferences catering to the interdisciplinary & allied

    subjects.

    To initiate U.G (Statistics, Mathematics, Electronics, Economics), PG (M.Sc. Zoology,

    Botany and Physics) Degree Courses.

    To increase the research funding through industry outsourcing, major and minor

    research projects.

    To file application for College with Potential for Excellence and community college.

    To increase the number of publications in UGC recommended journals and patent the

    outcome of research.

    To increase the number of collaborations with industry and academia.

    Name : Dr. H. S. Patil Name : Principal Dr. Bharat P. Shinde

    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 (2015-16)

    Month Activities

    June Annual Planning & IQAC Meeting

    First Term Commencement Meeting

    U.G. enrolment

    Timetables

    Department wise Curriculum Discussion

    UG course Induction

    Establishment of Committees -44

    Annual Program Planning of STAR Status

    NET/SET guidance workshop

    International Yoga Day

    World Environment Day

    July P.G. enrolment.

    Identity card Camp

    P.G. Program induction

    Student Orientation for college committees

    Implementation of committee activities

    N.S.S. Volunteer enrolment

    Implementing Bridge Courses

    Implementation of Star Status program.

    Medical check-up camp & Blood group, Anaemia checking camp

    Proposal Submission for SPPU QIP

    August Freshers Welcome events

    Student Motivation for Sports

    Independence Day

    Certificate course -02

    September Internal Assessment

    Teachers Day

    N.S.S. Day

    National seminar

    Intercollegiate sports events

    Remedial teaching

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    October Alumni Meet

    Cleanliness Drive of NSS

    PTA Meet

    Wild Life Week celebration

    Winter school Programs

    Research Project proposal submission.

    Foundation Day of Vidya Pratishthan

    Botanical Exhibition-Biodiversity of KAS Plateau

    University Examinations

    Term End Meeting

    November General Staff meeting

    Term End & University Examinations

    Indian Constitution Day

    Diwali vacation

    IInd term commencement

    December Incessant Book Reading Competition for 18 hrs.

    Dr. Babasaheb Jaykar Vyakhanmala

    Winter special N.S.S. Camp

    Annual Sports Meet

    Pratibha Intercollegiate State level Elocution Competition

    Utkrushtha Granth Vachan Spardha

    Certificate courses-02

    January Republic Day

    Educational Visits

    Annual Prize Distribution

    Annual cultural Fest

    Youth Week

    Computer fest competition

    Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Elocution competition

    February Internal Assessments

    Campus Interviews

    Symposium

    State level workshop and symposium

    National Science Day Celebration

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    March Farewell Programmers

    Womans Day

    Fiscal Year Analysis.

    National Symposium

    University Examinations

    University Practical Examination Submissions

    April Year-end meeting

    Stock and Inventory Assessment

    Auditing

    API Form Submission

    University Examination

    Committee Reports, Documentation

    Vidyadeep Reports and Articles

    May Maharashtra Din

    University Examinations and F.Y.B. Sc. Results

    Summer Training Programs

    AQAR 2015-16 preparation

    SWOC Analysis

    Plan for 2016-17

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    Annexure II