With overwhelming pleasure and pride, I, the principal of the college, cordially invite you to the website of our college. After the unprecedented thrilling experience with the Peer Teem of NAAC and accreditation of the college with ‘B’ Grade (CGPA 2: 20) in the month of June, 2009, our institution has embarked upon newer flights of progress in the academic, inter-disciplinary and co-curricular activities. Besides achieving newer milestones, the IQAC of the college has been meticulously concentrating upon the sustenance and enhancement of ‘Quality’ in education. Since quality assurance is a continuous process and a relentless pursuit to achieve academic excellence, our college has also joined this process with its untiring efforts of creating over-all academic environment, a well-stocked library, adequate computer facilities and a well-equipped lab.
Keeping clearly in sight the ‘Mission’ and ‘Vision’ of the institution, the college has been actively endeavoring to bring about all-round development of students, the chief stakeholders and thereby to achieve the required social transformation for sustainable economic development of the country.
I must say with great pleasure that after accreditation, following the suggestions and recommendations of the Peer Team, the college with enthusiastic and earnest efforts of my colleagues- subordinates, has assumed a new pulsating bloom. Still, I fell like Browning: “Petty done, undone vast”. This is only a beginning, the path of progress is infinite. Still harder grounds lie before us to tread upon since education is an eternal journey which has a beginning, but no end.
Woods are lovely, dark and deep
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep.
It gives me immense pleasure to declare that S.D. Arts and B.R. Commerce College, Mansa, after NAAC accreditation with ‘B’ Grade (GPA 2.20) in the month of June, 2009, endeavors for newer milestones in academic, inter-disciplinary and co-curricular activities. The high-lights of 2009-10 given below reflect the progressive mood and move the college has taken. Along with teaching and learning, research, seminars, departmental activities, co-curricular activities including N.C.C., N.S.S., cultural activities, Sports, C.W.D.C, alumni-parent meet, placement of students and such other undertakings pinpoint the compass of the institutional florescence of the past fifty years.
Welcome to our website to view the achievements of the institution in 2009-2010.
---- Dr. Hasyada Pandya
S.D. Arts and B.R.Com. College,
E-mail Addresses of faculties
(A) DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITES
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
English Week was celebrated by Department of English. The inaugural function of English Week on 31st December included prayers, lighting of lamps and speeches by principal Dr. Hasyada Pandya and faculties. On Christmas, following the preaching of Christ, distribution of woolen clothes was done in the slum areas of the town. Biscuits, sweets and chocolates were distributed among poor children dwelling in slums. On 1st January, 2010, papers were presented by the students on English literature and language. The topics included Renaissance, Elizabethan Poetry, Romantic Age and Movement Poetry. Quiz was also organized. In the following days prayers, singing of English songs, soliloquies from Hamlet, patriotic songs and ghazals were presented.
Lectures on Rasa Theory were presented by faculties of Sanskrit Department. The academic meet was graced by the principal of the college.
DEPARTMENT OF GUJARATI
On 21st July, 2009, Dr. Rohit Pancholi from Idar College delivered a lecture on Umashankar Joshi, a renowned Gujarati poet and writer on his birth anniversary. He discussed Umashankar Joshi as a short story writer.
To Mahadev Desai Gram Seva Mahavidyalaya four students of Gujarati Department were sent for ‘Reading Seminar’. The students participated in the seminar on the syllabi of Gujarati at under-graduate level.
A tribute was given to an eminent Gujarati poet Rajendra Shah by giving a detailed analysis of the poet’s career by the faculties of Gujarati Department in the staff teachers’ room.
DEPARTMENT OF HINDI
On 14th September, 2009, ‘Hindi Day’ was celebrated to awaken the interest of the students in the national language of India. The students recited the poems of the eminent Hindi poets like Agneya, Nirala and Shree Jayshankar Prasad. Students of the department like Yogesh Barot and Heena Patel delivered their speeches on the importance of Hindi language.
For the post-graduate students of Hindi, a lecture was delivered by Prof. Anil Chauhan from Khedbrahma College on 15th December, 2009 on ‘Reflection of Society in Hindi Literature’.
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
A student of Economics participated in an essay-writing competition on “Economic influences of Global Warming” hosted by Manekchawk Co. Bank Arts College, Ahmedabad.
One student participated in elocution competition on “Swarnim Gujarat of My Imagination” hosted by C. U. Shah Commerce College, Ahmedabad.
In an elocution competition hosted by H. L. Institute of Commerce on “Decaying Environment: The Final Price for Development”, one student participated.
By Economics Department a lecture was arranged on “Problems of Tribal Societies of Gujarat” by Dr. Ashvin Brahmbhatt from Khedbrahma College.
From 24th to 29th August, 2009, lectures were arranged in the college in collaboration with “Gandhinagar District Cooperative Society” on functions of ‘Cooperative Societies’. More than 56 students attended these lectures.
Under the umbrella of “Economics Study Circle”, group discussions on “Type of Cost” Exchange of Ideas on Child Labour and Essay Writing on “Inflation” were arranged.
A lecture on Swine Flue by Economics faculty was arranged on 12th September, 2009, in T.Y.B.A. Economics class.
DEPARTMENT OF SANSKRIT
Sanskrit Department organized a programme in association with History Department on “Indian Culture and Society”. On 8th December, 2009, the faculties of both of the departments delivered lectures.
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
In 2009-10, Vocational Guidance was given to the students on 3rd July, 2009 by Mr. Rohit Pandya.
Guidance on using reference books was provided to the students on 3rd September, 2009.
A test on “Hind Swaraj” was given to students designed by “Gujarat Itihas Parishad ” in which 17 students were declared to have passed the test.
Prof. Mukesh Patel was selected as a secretary in “Gujarat Itihas Parishad” for the term of two years.
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology Department organized a lecture on 15th December, 2009 by Dr. Kantibhai G. Patel from Arts and Commerce Collge, Idar. The power point presentation was made by Dr. Kantibhai Patel on ‘Stress Management’.
Lectures on Cooperation were arranged by Commerce Faculty from 7th September to 12th September, 2009. The students of S.Y.Bcom. and T.Y.Bcom. participated in them.
Prof. Sureshbhai Desai from Idar College was invited for a lecture on “Balance-sheet Analysis” on 15th December, 2009.
Prof. Rakesh Tiwari guided the students for interview techniques on 7th January, 2009.
(B) INTER-DISCIPLINARY PROGRAMMES
Many inter-disciplinary activities in the college have contributed to the development of faculties as well as students in 2009-10.
Under the aegis of KMPF, “Knowledge Management Programme for Faculty”, recommended by the Commissioner of Higher Education Department, Gandhinagar, faculty improvement programme was organized by the college. All teachers of the college underwent the training of English language skills comprising of 30 hours.
Our institution has received a centre of SCOPE in association with the Government of Gujarat. The centre offers certificate courses and is affiliated with Cambridge University. For SCOPE, 109 students were registered and for Foundation Course, 144 students were registered in the year 2009-10. Those who completed Foundation Course and appeared for the test were honored with certificates by the college and those who completed the course and appeared in the test for SCOPE were honored with the certificates by Ahmedabad-based centre of Cambridge University.
In “Reading Club”, the teachers from Arts and Commerce Faculties read papers which were followed by group-discussions. Reading Club provides an opportunity for the teachers to know about other disciplines. The lectures were delivered by faculties on a variety of topics including Literatures, Languages, Statistics and Management.
The students were acquainted with the foreign universities and job opportunities in a seminar on Vocational Guidance on 3rd July, 2009.
In a seminar on “Career in Air Lines, Hotel and Travel Industry” in association with “Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training”, Ahmedabad, on 31st July, 2009, the students of the college learnt about the opportunities in the foreign countries.
An Orientation Programme in association with ECTI, IT Division of Electronics Corporation of India Ltd., was arranged to provide an exposure to the students to the field of Information and Technology.
A Conference on Vedas was organized by our institution in collaboration with Arya Samaj, Gandhinagar on 15th and 16th August, 2009.
The fully computerized library of the college, containing more than 27000 books and 18 magazines and journals, covers a wide range of books on literatures, languages, psychology, History, Economics, Management and subscribes to various journals and magazines. To encourage reading, the best reader of the year is awarded a prize on the College Annual Day. Besides, NRC room of the college provides an easy access to Internet to the students as well as the faculties.
( C) PUBLICATION/ DOCTORAL DEGREE/ RESEARCH PROJECT:
Dr. Tushar Vyas’s book entitled ‘W.B.Yeats: Images, Echoes and Aesthetics’ is published by Aadi Publishers, Jaipur in June, 2010.
Dr. Uday Gor is awarded the doctoral degree for his thesis ‘The Child in R.K.Narayan’s Fiction: A Study’ in Aug. 2010 by Kutch University and his book would be published entitled ‘The Child in R.K.Narayan’s Fiction’ by Mark Publication, Jaipur, in 2011.
Dr. Mukesh Patel is awarded the doctoral degree for his thesis ‘Socio-Economic Change in Kadva Patidar Caste of Mehsana District in Twentieth Century: A Historical Study’ by North Gujarat University, Patan, in February, 2010.
Prof. A.K. Patel is engaged with a Minor Research Project, assisted by UGC on Ruth Prawar Jhabwala.
(D ) CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: 2009-2010
From 5-5-2009 to 15-5-2009 RCTC was arranged in Kerala. The cadets of the college participated there in Climbing, River-Crossing and other activities.
In Mountaineering Institute, Mount Abu, a summer camp was organized by Gujarat University in which two boys and two girls of the college participated.
In C.A.T.C. camps organized at Ahmedabad and Kadi, 110 cadets of our college participated in them.
In IGC camp, Inter-group competition was organized in which three girls and two boys of the college participated.
In T.S.C. camp, Delhi, our cadet was selected. It is a matter of immense joy and pride for the college. She took part in Firing, Map-Reading, and Cultural Programmes and represented Gujarat at Delhi. Hon. President of Sarvodaya Higher Education Society and the principal congratulated the cadet for outstanding achievement.
On 15th August, the Indian Independence Day was enthusiastically celebrated with salutes to our flag and with an inspirational speech on the occasion by principal of the college.
By the inspiration of the principal N.C.C. Cadets of the college collected funds on 14th September, 2009, on the Flag Day for the education and rehabilitation of the blind and contributed to the social welfare by collecting the fund for Rs.2110.
With the same altruistic aim, Blood Donation Camp was co-organized by S.D. Arts and B.R. Commerce College and Indian Medical Association, Mansa on 15th September, 2009. The campus coordinator and the principal inspired the students for blood donation.
In Gujarat University Volleyball Tournament organized by the college on 29th and 30th September, 2009, 30 N.C.C. Cadets provided their services in the event.
On 25th January, 2010 a parade was organized by N.C.C. Cadets to pay tribute to Sheth Shree Vitthalbhai Hakamchand Shah, the chief force behind Educational establishments in Mansa. The parade was followed by a function on tribute to Sheth Shree Vitthalbhai Hakamchand Shah. The occasion was graced by the leading figures of Mansa.
The cadets who participated in State level and National Camps have been given prizes on the College Annual Day along with the best cadets who have evinced an all-round development throughout the year.
In N.S.S. a number of activities have been undertaken by the N.S.S. volunteers.
The students were acquainted with Ambulance Services of 108 by N.S.S. Unit in which functions and methods of treatment to patients in critical moments were explained.
The Indian Independence Day was celebrated on 15th August, 2009 and gratitude to our motherland was expressed by N.S.S. Unit by planting trees.
On 14the September, 2009, ‘Flag Day for the Blind’ was celebrated and funds for Rs. 2110 for the blind were raised by the volunteers of N.S.S.
In collaboration with N.C.C., Blood Donation Camp was organized by N.S.S. Unit on 24th September, 2009.
To assist Health Department of India, a survey was made on 10th October, 2009 on the condition of villages in the surrounding area of Mansa.
In ‘Leadership Training Camp’ organized by Arts College, Kalol, at Pratappura on 14th December, 2009, four N.S.S. volunteers participated.
Annual Camp was organized by N.S.S. Unit of the college at Sayajinagar in which 45 volunteers and 5 from other colleges participated and undertook activities like intellectual programmes, cleanliness, Yoga, career guidance to village boys and girls, and activities pertaining to Youth Development and agriculture and other social, cultural activities.
On 17th and 18th September, 2009, Gujarat University South Zone Kabbadi for Boys was
organized in which S. D. Arts and B.R. Commerce College, Mansa was declared to be Champion and two boys of the college were selected in Gujarat University Kabbadi Team. Bravo!
Kabbadi for Girls was organized by P.K. Mahila Arts College, Gandhinagar in which our college team reached to the semi-final and one girl of the college was selected in Gujarat University Team. Bravo!
Kho-Kho for Boys was organized by Kapadvanj College in which our college team reached to the semi-final and one boy of the college was selected in Gujarat University Kho-Kho Team. One girl was selected in Gujarat University Kho-Kho for Girls.
Gujarat Volleyball Tournament was hosted by S.D. Arts and B.R. Commerce College, Mansa, in which 19 teams of various colleges participated. Our college got championship and three boys of the college were selected in Gujarat University Volleyball Team. Congratulations to the achievers.
In Gujarat University South Zone Athletics at Nadiad on 3oth November and 1st December, 2009, one player from our college stood first in Long Jump. Congratulations.
Medical Check-Up Camp was organized on 18th December, 2009, in which health services to the students were provided by the eminent doctors of Mansa.
Guru Purnima was celebrated to strengthen and to express reverence for the status of Guru in Indian tradition of Knowledge. In an era of technology, the importance of Guru was acclaimed and asseverated.
Teacher’s Day was celebrated on 5th September, 2009-10 to create interest of the students in the holy profession of teaching and to develop their teaching skills.
Local competitions like Mehdi, Poetry recitation, Essay-writing and drawing were arranged also. The students of the college participated in the Youth Festival of Gujarat University and dazzled with remarkable performance in the events like drama, folk-dance, Classical Singing and Quiz.
In Quiz, the college got the third prize in Gujarat University.
On 26th September, 2009, Garba was organized by the college in which students flocked in traditional dresses, danced and created an atmosphere of joy and devotion.
On 8th January, 2010, some scenes of a Gujarati film named “Jiv” were shot on the college campus. A programme on Gujarati devotional songs was also arranged.
On 13th January, ‘Patangotsava’ was arranged. The students brought colorful kites, wrote inspiring aphorisms and thoughts on the kites and flew them in the skies; kite fights also provided immense joy to the students. However, strings were released to a limit and every care was taken not to disturb or hurt flying birds. Also First Aid Kit was kept ready, if a bird was found hurt.
On 29th January, 2010, Annual Cultural Programme and College Annual Day were arranged. Drama, folk-dance, film-dance, songs, etc. were presented by students. The toppers in subjects and activities were awarded prizes.
In events like Elocution and Mono-acting organized by Yuva Vikas Trust, Gandhinagar, on 4th September, 2009 on ‘Feminine Talent’, two students of the college actively participated.
C.W.D.C. organized a lecture on 11th December, 2009 by Dr. Sonal Pandya on ‘Women Empowerment’ for the inspiration of girls in the college.
In a seminar organized by C.W.D.C. of H. K. Arts College, Ahmedabad, on 12th December, 2009, on ‘Social Position and Role of Women in Gujarati Short Story’ the convener and two students participated.
On 23rd December, 2009, C.W.D.C. of the college invited Dr. Dilip Mevada, Dr. Sonal Mevada and Prinju Bhaskar for lectures on Women’s Rights. The aim was to acquaint the girls of the college, hailing from the rural areas, with their rights in the society and to spread legal awareness among them.
Manekchowk Co. Bank Arts and Mahemdabad Urban P. Co. O. Bank Commerce College organized Poster Making and Rangoli competitions. Two students of our college participated in them.
DTH Programme/Film Club
On 20th August, 2009, DTH programme was installed in the college keeping in view wirings and frequency.
Education programmes that are formed by Higher Education Department, Gandhinagar and telecast by Satellite Based Interactive programmes have been attended by the teachers and the students. Lectures on Texation, Statisitcs, English literature, History and Sanskrit have been attended by the teachers during the year.
A film show was arranged for the students of S.Y.B.A. English on 9th September on Shakespeare’s “Othello”.
On 13th December, 2009, the former students of the college serving in various fields met and expressed their indebtedness to the institution. These former students, now working in government and private sectors, discussed about the further development of the college. They frankly confessed that the teachers of the college have contributed a lot in moulding their lives. They also appreciated various activities of the college that have helped them in personality development and in their zeal to do something for the society and for the country they live in. Parents of students also actively participated in discussing the further development of the institution and in the amenities to be provided to the students of the institution. To help the students as well as the parents in the competitive world of today, attempts were made to invite the past students of the college to provide guidance to the present students towards the successful building of their career. Discussions were held on the job opportunities for the students in the coming times, on the possibilities of campus interviews and on the emphasis on career which would help them in placement.
In order to support and guide the students in their studies and placement, Counselling Cell has actively worked in 2009-2010. Counselling Cell has guided students towards prayers, reading habits, developing self-confidence, skills of public speaking, skills of effective performance in interviews.
Along with all this, Counselling Cell has guided students to develop pleasing manners and proper codes of conduct.
In several cases, students feeling anxiety due to personal problems or due to approaching exams have been successfully counselled.
Affiliated to Gujarat University, the college conducts one terminal exam in October and a prelim in February every year.
Both of these exams are conducted by the Exam Committee working with the instructions from the principal of the college. The Exam Committee instructs the faculties to draw question-papers of their respective subjects and to submit them within the stipulated time. Before the exam, all the faculties are given the time-tables of the under-graduate and the post-graduate exams along with the details of the block-supervision to be undertaken by the faculties. Before the exams, all necessary rules and instructions are directed to the students appearing in the exams. According to the directions of the Exam Committee, the papers are assessed within the stipulated time and submitted to the Exam Committee. The sheets of internal marks are prepared by the faculties, converted into CD forms under the supervision of the Exam Committee and then submitted to Gujarat University. In University Exams, the committee places all the rules as well as instructions sent by the University on the notice-board and the faculties too acquaint the students with the University exam rules and instructions.
The college gives 30% weight-age to internal marks based on assignments, class-room tests, attendance and conducts of the students.
University Exams 70%
Internal Exams 25%
Assignments, etc. O5%
There is a provision of re-assessment also to make the pattern of examination more transparent.
Each student is provided with a computerized slip displaying his or her marks in each subject.
WALL POSTER: SAMIDH
To inspire the students for creativity, the activity of Wall Poster named ‘Samidh’ is run weekly.
Poems, short-stories, pictures, thoughtful sentences, inspirational aphorisms, etc. are put on Wall Poster.
On the anniversaries marking the births or deaths of great poets and writers who have earned national or international fame, their poems, pieces from their prose-writings, their brief life-sketches, a summary of their works etc. are placed in Samidh.
One student gave inspirational English aphorisms for the activity, while one more student wrote a beautiful poem entitled ‘Ache of the Stone’.
Even cuttings from news-papers are displayed. An article from Divya Bhaskar entitled ‘Advantages of Yoga’ was put for knowledge.
The best contributor to Samidh is awarded a prize on the College Annual Day.
On 22th January, 2010, Eco Club of the college organized a lecture by Dr. Arpita Patel on “Save Our Planet”. The lecture re-oriented the students towards their ethical responsibilities to environment. The students took oath on the following:
(1) We will save Water
(2) We will save Electricity
(3) We will preserve Trees
(4) We will abstain from use of plastic
(5) We will save petrol
(6) We will minimize the use of Vehicles.
A slogan writing competition was organized by Eco Club on the theme of “Save Environment”.
Students of the college also participated in Essay Writing competition organized by Eco Club of the college.
Under the aegis of the Government of Gujarat and with the directions from the Department of Higher Education, Gandhinagar, activities under the banner of Sapta Dhara were undertaken in the year 2009-10. The activities not only filled a new creative zeal among the teachers, but also provided a platform to the students to express themselves through arts and knowledge. Garba Mahotsav, celebrated in the college with colourful traditional dresses, filled faculties and students with rapt. On 29th and 30th December, 2009, Inter Collegiate Elocution Competition and Mono-acting Competitions were arranged. While a student from S.Y.B.A. stood second in Elocution competition, a student from T.Y.B.A. stood first in Mono-acting. Certificates were distributed by the principal among the achievers. Prof. Kartik Bhatt from Pilwai College as well as experts from other colleges were invited for transparent judgement on the event. On 18th December, 2009, Medical Check-Up of the students was undertaken by Dr. Patel and Dr. Nautamba Parmar. Besides, events like essay-writing competition, competitions on Creative Writing, Paintings and Rangoli, Patriotic Songs and Folk Songs were arranged. One special week was devoted to celebrate in full “Swarnim Gujarat”.
Discipline Committee comprises of the teachers and it functions for over all discipline in the college.
The committee functions to create peace and harmony among the students and to imbibe in them social values as well as codes of conduct.
In seminars, cultural programmes and other activities, members of Discipline Committee actively work towards the successful completion of programmmes.
However, action is taken against a student found violating the rules of the college.