G.S.Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon
Vidarbha Shikshan Prasarak Mandal's

Reaccredited by NAAC with Snowgrade CGPA (3.08)

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Affiliated to
Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati.
College code : 301

About College

With Tamso Maa Jyotirgamaya as its guiding principle, the Vidarbha Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Khamgaon founded the Govindram Seksariya Science College in 1947 with donation given by Late Seth Govindram Seksaria of Indore in order to cultivate the values of modesty, brotherhood, devotion, courage, patriotism, discipline, sacrifice, patience and determination in the youth of the post-independence era. . The late Advocate Raobahadur Anant Sakharam Athalye of Akola was the first president of the VSP Mandal while there were some prominent citizens of Khamgaon among the founder members. The VSP Mandal is registered under B.P.T. Act, 1950 with registration no. F-1 Buldana. The college has its own spacious building with total campus area of 97 acres.

Glimpses from the History of the college :

In 1954, the Faculty of Arts was established. The Faculty of Commerce stared from 1957. Thus, G. S. Science College, Khamgaon evolved into G. S. Science, Arts and Commerce College, Khamgaon. In 1968, two post-graduate courses- M.A. (Economics) and M.Com. started. From the year 2000, we started offering post-graduate courses in English, Hindi and Marathi. These three courses are self-financed. We have also started M.Sc. in Computer Science, Chemistry and Zoology since 2008-09 (on self-financed basis). We have 05 Career Oriented Programmes (COPs), 01 PG Diploma in Taxation and 14 add-on courses.

Facilities and Infrastructure :

  • Library (more than 70,000 books)
  • Botanical Garden.
  • Boys Hostel.
  • Womens Hostel
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Swimming pool.
  • Gymnastics hall.
  • Solar Power Panels for power supply to the campus.
  • Research labs.
  • Laboratories
  • Staff quarters.
  • Post-Office
  • Canteen
  • Playground,
  • N.C.C. & N.S.S. units.
  • Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) center
Thus this oldest college in the western part of the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra is continuously treading the path of academic excellence.

 
Our Vision

Our Vision To make substantial contribution to the overall growth of the region and the nation at large by providing quality higher education to students from all sections of the society and at the same time instilling high moral and ethical values in them so as to make them mature and responsible citizens of India.


Our Mission

Our mission is to empower the youth of rural and semi-urban area with the best of traditional education and the all-important professional and career oriented skills which are vital in the contemporary global scenario.


 

Institutional Core Values

  • Making the students mature and responsible citizens.
  • Instilling good ethics and moral values in the students.
  • Empowering of youth through traditional and career oriented education.
  • Ensuring inclusive growth for the underprivileged youth.
  • Being responsible towards the society and the nation at large.


 

Institutional Strategic Plan for 2016-2021

Introduction :

G. S. Science, Arts and Commerce College, Khamgaon has prepared a strategic plan for the duration of five years from 2016-2021. While preparing this strategic plan, the institute has taken into consideration its growing needs and the feedback and suggestions received from the IQAC, the students, faculty, staff, alumni, employers and the management. This plan is divided into the following sections :

  • Development and Augmentation of Academic Infrastructure :
  1. To construct new washrooms for students and a staff behind the main building of the college.
  2. To construct six new classrooms and one laboratory on the first floor.
  3. To convert one classroom into Audio-Visual theatre.
  4. To construct a new specious Common Room for Girls and ladies staff members.
  5. To renovate the Drinking Water outlet for students.
  6. To build a new auditorium with a capacity of 500-700 people.
  7. To renovate the Principal's Office and the Administrative Office.
  8. To do the flooring of the corridor of the first floor.
  9. To start a study hall for the students.
  10. To increase the parking capacity of parking lots.
  11. To apply for RUSA Grants.
  • Development and Augmentation of Sports Infrastructure :
  1. To construct a Swimming Pool and an Indoor Stadium with badminton courts.
  • New Academic Initiatives :
  1. To start more self-financed add-on courses.
  2. To obtain ISO certification.
  3. To start B. Sc. (Microbiology), M. Sc. (Botany) and M. Sc. (Mathematics) courses.
  4. To send a proposal for DBT Star scheme.
  • Green Initiatives:
  1. To construct watersheds on the campus.
  2. To install Solar Power Panels on the main building and the Swimming Pool.
  • Development of ICT and Library Facilities :
  1. To upgrade the Library software and start Web OPAC facility with barcode based issue/return in the Library.
  2. To renovate and upgrade laboratories with DLPs and e-learning equipment.
  3. To build a new reading room on the first floor of the library.
  4. To train all the faculty members to use LMS and develop e-content.
  • Upgrading Research Facilities :
  1. To get Commerce and Physics labs recognized as Research Centres.
  2. To get other PG departments recognized as research centres.
  3. To encourage the faculty members to obtain funds for research from UGC and other funding agencies.
  • New Initiatives for Extension and Outreach::
  1. To develop an open study space for the students.
  2. To develop an open gym and walking track on the campus.

(Approved as per resolution no 7[7] in the meeting of the Governing Body held on 14 March 2018.)

 

Procedures and Policies for Maintaining and Utilizing Physical, Academic and Support Facilities.

G. S. Science, Arts and Commerce College, Khamgaonhas established systems and procedures for the use and maintenance of various physical, academic and support facilities available in the institution. Different committees, faculty members and non-teaching staff members as well as the heads of various departments work in close coordination with the college administration to ensure the optimum utilization of these resources. Feedback from the students and other stakeholders is taken into consideration for the improvement and upgrade of infrastructure and other facilities. All these systems and procedures are as follows:

  1. The time-table committee will ensure that all classrooms, seminar halls and laboratories are utilized in an optimum way.
  2. Heads of the department will take due care to submit requirement of equipments and consumables which in due course will be fulfilled by the central administration.
  3. Computer laboratories and English Language Laboratory will be used as and when needed for events like online tests during placement drives, workshops for encouraging use of ICT etc.
  4. Maintenance of the botanical garden will be monitored by Campus Enrichment Committee. The garden may be used by the students and teaching/non-teaching staff for different events like farewell, freshers’ parties etc.
  5. The Library will be looked after by the Librarian in coordination with the Library Advisory Committee. A member from the teaching staff will be the convener of the committee along with 3-4 other teaching and non-teaching staff members and students’ representatives nominated by the Principal. This committee will take care of upgrade, enrichment and maintenance of the library. The library staff willdeal with the issue and return books, journals, periodicals and access to electronic resources to the students, faculty and staff members.
  6. Issues related to hardware and software update and antivirus subscription will be addressed on call basis.
  7. Optimum use of AV Theatre, Digital classrooms and Media centre and its maintenance will beensured by the in-charge faculty member nominated by the Principal.
  8. Cleanliness on campus and in the classrooms will ensured with the help of non-teaching staff and AMC (Annual Maintenance Contract) with a third-party.
  9. The Campus Enrichment Committee will take care of the plantation, water conservation and Oxygen Park.
  10. Security on campus will be ensured through security personnel from a security agencyappointed through AMC. Considering the number of girls, two lady security guardswill alsobe employed.
  11. A faculty member will beappointed by the Principal as in-charge for ensuring utilization and maintenance of indoor stadium and swimming pool. Temporary staff will also beappointed for the same.
  12. The Director of Physical Education will ensure the optimum use of the playground, gymnastic hall and other sporting facilities.
  13. Our infrastructure may be provided to NGOs for various programmes of national and social welfare. The sole discretion for this will lie with the Principal and the management.
  14. We have Annual maintenance contract (AMC) for college administrative software and website of the college which will be maintained and upgraded as and when required through Annual Maintenance Contract with Shri Pankaj Misal.
 

Distinctiveness of the Institution

To make substantial contribution to the overall growth of the region and the nation at large is a part of our vision. Keeping this in view, we have contributed to the growth of Khamgaon region by creating two quality sporting facilities- viz.: a ten-lane state of the art swimming pool and an indoor stadium with two wooden badminton courts.

It should be noted that such sporting facilities were not available in Khamgaon earlier. Due to our projects, the people of Khamgaon city and the surrounding region have been benefitted. Khamgaon is a draught-prone area and yet, we have not only built a swimming pool of good quality, but are also maintaining it successfully since 2015. The people of Khamgaon region have been greatly benefited with access to the swimming pool and the indoor stadium.

The other major significant contribution that we have made to the overall growth of the region is the creation of research facilities in a wide area. Students and researchers, particularly in the field of science now have a wide choice for undertaking research.

Our institute has a state-of-the-art ten-lane Swimming Pool and an Indoor Stadium with two wooden and two regular badminton courts constructed with financial assistance from the UGC as well as from fundraising by the institution. Both these projects have made our institution unique because no other college in our university has both these facilities- particularly, the kind of swimming pool that we have. We got 1.53 crores from the UGC and we raised 1.43 crores from our alumni, staff and local community. Both these projects were successfully completed within the stipulated period and are running successfully. It must be mentioned categorically, that Khamgaon is a draught-prone area and there is a frequent shortage of water here. Still, we have not only built a swimming pool, but are maintaining it round the year. We are doing this with the help of our own sources of water which are able to supply water to us due to the massive water conservation and rain water harvesting projects on our campus. Our students, staff as well as the people of Khamgaon and surrounding places are being consistently benefitted by both these facilities. Our vision is to empower the local youth and community. With this aim, we are serving the local youth (including our students and youth from the community) and other citizens by providing them two important sporting facilities of excellent quality.

Apart from these facilities, we encourage our students and faculty members to undertake research. In the last five years, our faculty members have completed 06 Major and 02 Minor research projects funded by the UGC. One of our faculty members is carrying out a small research project funded by a local industry unit. We encourage and send our students to undertake summer research projects at premier research institutes like IISER, Kolkata. As a result, some of our students are presently doing their PG and research in premier institutes. We also encourage our faculty members to take up post-doctoral research. Dr H S Chandak, Assistant Professor of Chemistry completed his post-doctoral research in 2016-17 as a UGC Raman Fellow at the Rutgers University, USA. Dr D M Nagrik, Assistant Professor of Chemistry in our college has been granted two patents.

Ours is the only institution in the region to have such a wide-ranging and vibrant research activity and such a variety of research facilities.




 

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