AAA Report

  Academic and Administrative Audit Report


   KAMALA COLLEGE, KOLHAPUR(Academic Year – 2016-17)


Dr. V. M. Chavan

Ex. Pro Vice Chancellor, Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Dr. D. R. More

Ex. Director, B.C.U.D., Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Academic and Administrative                                             Audit Report


.(Academic Year – 2016-17)

Section I: GENERAL


1.1 Name & Address of the Institution:


Rajarampuri 1st Lane,Kolhapur-416 008



1.2 Year of Establishment :


1.3 Current Academic Activities at

the Institution (Numbers):


· Faculties/ Schools:


· Departments:


· Programmes/ Courses offered:



· Permanent Faculty Members:


· Permanent Support Staff:


· Students:


1.4 Three major features in the institutional Context

(As perceived by the AAA Team):

· Exclusively women college of repute existing for last 33 years.

  • College is covered under 2 (f) and 12 (B) of UGC Act and affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur.

· The college of FIRST CHOICE for women in the region.

1.5 Date of visit of the AAATeam


Saturday, 9th Sept. 2017

1.6 Composition of the AAA Team which undertook the on- site visit:

Dr. V. M. Chavan

Dr. D. R. More



Section II:


Observations (Strengths and/or Weaknesses) on Key-Aspects:

2.1 Curricular Aspects:


2.1.1 Curricular Planning and Implementation:

  • Curriculum is designed by Shivaji University and implemented by college.
  • Curriculum offered is in aligning with the vision and mission of the college.

· Curriculum goals are implemented through classroom teaching and co-curricular activities.


2.1.2 Academic Flexibility:

  • The college offers UG , PG,Diploma and certificate courses Of Shivaji University.
  • Vide options are available for students.
  • A few distance mode courses of YCMOU Nasik are available on campus.

2.1.3 Curriculum Enrichment:

· Curriculum is periodically revised by affiliated University.

· Faculty participates in enrichment of curriculum.

  • 11 (61.11%) faculty members are on BOS of University.


2.1.4 Feedback System:







· Feedback mechanism is in place .

  • Feedback analysis is used for enrichment of curriculum. Feedback from industries is taken on curriculum.
  • On line feedback system without human interference is also introduced.

2.2 Teaching-Learning & Evaluation:


2.2.1 Student Enrolment and Profile:

  • Adequate publicity is given to admission notice through print media, college prospectus, notice board and website.

· Admission policy of the university and state government is adhered to.

· Merit in Sports, NCC and extracurricular activities is considered while giving admissions.


2.2.2 Catering to Student Diversity:


  • Remedial classes are arranged for slow learners and needs of advanced students are catered.
  • One day orientation program is arranged for fresher.
  • Differently-abled students are given due care and attention.


2.2.3 Teaching-Learning Process:


· The college frames an academic calendar in line with the university.

  • Student centric teaching-learning encouraged through special lectures, student presentations and seminars.
  • ICT enabled teaching is available.
  • Academic Audit is conducted.

2.2.4 Teacher Quality:

· The college appoints teachers following the state government and university guidelines.

· Out of 18 permanent teachers 11 are PhD (61%) , 04 are M. Phil. and 02 have cleared NET/SET.

· 18 Best Teacher Awards have been obtained by faculty members during 2012-13 to 2016-17

· 40 Enrichment programs have been attended by faculty.

2.2.5 Evaluation Process and





· Evaluation process is cleared to faculty and students in advance.

· College follows the Continuous Internal Assessment system along with semester end examination.

  • Student performance in examinations is reviewed and discussed.

2.2.6 Student Performance and Learning Outcomes:

· University passing performance is excellent between 94 to 100%.

  • 16 students have obtained University ranks.
  • Learning outcomes are clearly defined.


2.3 Research, Consultancy

& Extension:


2.3.1 Promotion of Research:

  • Research Committee is in place.
  • Faculty is encouraged for PhD, M. Phil and for funded minor and major research projects.
  • Workshops on research related issues are conducted regularly involving faculty and students.
  • UG-PG students are encouraged to participate in research activity.
  • Incentive is given for research contributions of faculty and students.

2.3.2 Resource Mobilization for


  • One UGC funded Major project and 04 minor projects have been completed.
  • One major and 07 minor projects costing 7.20 lakh are on going.
  • Seed money Rs. 80000/- for faculty research and Rs.1,00,000/- for student projects are earmarked.
      1. Research Facilities:



  • Adequate Library facilities and internet connectivity is made available for research.
  • 07 laboratories are available for faculty and student research.
  • 08 recognized PhD- M.Phil guides are available in college.

2.3.4 Research Publications and

Awards :

  • 257 Publications by faculty in reputed journal with a average of 14.27 per faculty.
  • 03 books , 05 edited books,43 chapters in different books by faculty.
  • 05 faculty members have received 07 awards for research.

2.3.5 Consultancy:



  • Consultancy is provided in six areas revenue of Rs. 5850 is generated.
  • Revenue generated from consultancy is diverted to Students aids fund.
  • Consultancy needs augmentation.

2.3.6 Extension Activities and Institutional Social Responsibility:


· Extension activities are carried out through NSS, NCC , various committees and clubs.

  • College undertakes activities like social survey, village camp, blood donation, awareness programs on different issues, as to cleanliness, environment protection, health and hygine etc.
  • College has organized 54 extension and outreach programs on important themes in collaboration with NGOs and industries.
  • 05 NCC cadets have been selected for RD Parade, 51 cadets participated in National level camps and 21cadets in state level camps.

2.3.7 :Collaborations:



· College has 09 formal collaborations with MOUs for different purposes.

· Collaborations need augmentation.

2.4 Infrastructure and Learning Resources:



2.4.1 Physical Facilities:



· The college is spread over 48,562.28 sq.mts with a built up area of 3699.27 sq. meters.

  • 23 classrooms,, well equipped 0 7 laboratories, o1seminar hall ,auditorium with 750 capacity, separate space for Admin section ,Principal Chamber, NCC,NSS ,NAAC office, and adequate washrooms for faculty and students are available on campus.
  • Indoor and outdoor game facilities, gymnasium and well equipped health club and a canteen is available on campus.
  • College has hostel facility for 150 girls.
  • During review period 2.33 crores have been expended on infrastructure development.

2.4.2 Library as a Learning




· The library space is 326.23 sq.mts. with a study room of 150 seating capacity.

· 55278 books, 68 periodicals and 51000 e-journals and 21000 E- books are available for students and faculty under N-List INFLIBNET.

· Library is computerized with Lotus software and digitization is initiated.

· 08 computers with internet connectivity are available in library.

· Inter library Loan facility is available with five libraries of nearby colleges.

2.4.3 IT Infrastructure:


· College is equipped with 95 computers with a few licensed software and internet facility is available on 68 computers.

· 14- e-class rooms ,01computer labs,01 language lab, 01 digital lab for teaching learning .

  • Computer –student ratio is 1:13.
  • Wifi facility is available.
      1. Maintenance of Campus





· The college has a designated budget provision for campus maintenance.

· Most of the computers and other equipments are functional under AMC.

  • Campus is well maintained, clean and lush green.
    1. Student Support and



2.5.1 Student Mentoring and



· All government scholarships are available for students belonging to SC, ST, OBC and SBC etc.

· NCC Scholarships are available to a few NCC cadets and merit scholarships are given by college..

· Book bank scheme is available for students.

· Remedial classes are conducted and Mentoring system is in practice.

  • Placement support ( 12.56 %) counseling facility is available in the college.


2.5.2 Student Progression:



  • Student progression is monitored by the college.
  • University level passing performance is excellent in the range of 94% to 100%.
  • Students progression to higher education is 42%,
  1. Placement 17% and self employment is 21.73%.

2.5.3 Student Participation and







· College students have participated in 15 events at University, Inter University, National and International level.

· Campus is vibrant on account of cultural activities 92% of the students take part in extracurricular activities and have bagged the prizes.


  • College publishes magazine regularly to horn the writing skill of students ,
  • Alumni Association is active and supportive in development.
    1. Governance, Leadership

and Management:


2.6.1 Institutional Vision and




· Well defined Vision- mission are in place.

· College practices participative management on the campus.

· The college grooms leadership at various levels.

  • Principal has won’ Star Sanstha Chalak Puraskar.
      1. Strategy Development and


· The college has well defined organization structure.

· Perspective plan for phase-wise development is in place.

· College conducts performance audit of every department.

      1. Faculty Empowerment



  • Benefits of Group Insurance .medical reimbursement, Cooperative Housing Society, Co-operative Credit Society ,Yoga Classes are available.
  • Faculty is encouraged for academic development.
  • Performance Appraisal mechanism is practiced.
      1. Financial Management and

Resource Mobilization:



  • Main source of finance is state government funding.
  • Financial audit is conducted regularly by qualified auditors.
  • The college needs to go for more UGC grants for research and grants for conducting seminars/conferences.
      1. Internal Quality Assurance


· IQAC is in existence since 12-08-2004 and is active.

· IQAC comprises external experts.

· Academic Audit is conducted regularly.

    1. Innovations and Best Practices:


2S.7.1. Environment Consciousness:



· Eco-friendly lush green and clean campus.

· Energy conservation through LED bulbs, use of solar energy , re use of paper, rain water harvesting and, waste management etc is available on campus.

  • Green Audit is conducted for campus.

2.7.2 Innovations:

  • Involvement of UG students in research with a budget provision.
  • Kamala Retail shopee for nurturing entrepreneurship and salesmanship.


2.7.3 Best Practices:




  • Coaching for competitive examinations and encouragement girls for NCC.
  • As a women college, thrust on home science related courses.
  • Involvement of students in research





3.1 Institutional Strengths:









  • Centrally located Women college with heritage and reputation .
  • College with Potential for Excellence status accorded by UGC.
  • College is funded by State Government and covered under 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act.
  • Eco friendly huge campus with good infrastructure and space for further development.
  • Well qualified, committed staff and supportive management.
    1. Institutional Weaknesses:





· Students are from poor economic background and weak in communication in English.

  • Science discipline is not initiated.
  • Government hesitates to fill in vacant teaching and non-teaching posts.
  • Needs formal MOUs for research and faculty development with national level institutions.
  • Weak in Consultancy activities and collaborations.


3.3 Institutional Opportunities:





· Harness more funds through different schemes offered by the UGC/RUSA and other funding agencies.

· Strengthen placement, consultancy and entrepreneurship development activities.

  • MOUs with premier institutions for research and faculty development.
  • Regular coaching for NET/SET and recruitment tests.
  • Go for science wing with modern laboratories.


S3.4 Institutional Challenges:







· More thrust on ICT in teaching learning.

· Expansion and modernization of existing infrastructure.

· More linkages with industry for research training and placements.

  • To commence degree courses under science faculty.
  • To organize national level seminars/ workshop/ conference/ symposia in every department with UGC funding.


Section IV: Compliance to Recommendations of AAA Report (2015-16)


· 100 % compliance is made to AAA Report of 2015-16


Section V : Recommendations for Quality Enhancement of the Institution


  • Faculty be encouraged to go for more minor and major research projects funded by UGC/ICSSR etc .
  • Infrastructural facilities and laboratories to be upgraded with latest equipment's.
  • More thrust on IT in teaching-learning be given.
  • Collaborations with formal MOUs with reputed Institutions be made for faculty development and research.
  • Degree courses under Science faculty be initiated.
  • There is a need of courses like Computer Applications, Animation and Graphics, Multimedia, Web technology and on areas related to regional and local need to widen the employability of students.
  • Coaching for NET\SET and recruitment tests on regular basis be commenced.
  • Augmentation in ICT, library and sport resources is required.
  • Faculty be encouraged to go for membership of different bodies.
  • The college be opt for autonomous status.



I agree with the Observations of the AAA Team as mentioned in this report.


( Dr. J. B.Patil )