WALCHAND COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE, SOLAPUR
“Vision 2020 Action Plan”
An institution must conceive and construct future visions and prepare strategies to achieve them. Vision 2020 is a long-term planning exercise or a road map which forms the base for improving what exists now and what we should achieve in future.
The aspirations in the visions document generate enough enthusiasm and energy that stir us to action. The management, staff and students or the college must strive to emphasize and ensure that all the ideas of Vision 2020 he successfully implemented.
Walchand College of Arts & Science had recognized knowledge as the prime driving force in 21st century. A systematic transformation and overhauling of the existing system is required for its vision to be among the regions foremost educational institutions fostering high quality atmosphere for learning to develop socially-conscious leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists and managers for facilitating and enhancing the global competitivenss of organization through excellence in education, research, training and consultancy.
Vision 2020 document will further and catalyze the Core Values of Walchand College of Arts & Science : Integrity, Trust, Openness, Fairness and Excellence at the heart of everything we do.
The vision of Walchand College of Arts & Science, Solapur is to strive to be recognized as one of the best educational institutions in the region by 2020. In order to attain the goals set for 2020 & to assess the qualitative and quantitative attributes of superior educational institution a Committee was constituted to chart out the road map for vision 2020. The committee members in consultation with all the staff and students of the college produced hundreds of ideas supporting our Vision 2020 goal. The committee could finally synthesize a Vision 2020 document.
The primay purpose of the Vision 2020 committee is to continue the periodic efforts undertaken by the Walchand College of Arts & Science community to assess the quality and reputation of the college and to recommend areas and avenues for improvement keeping intact our unique strengths and strategies. It is challenging exercise to build vision 2020 as the main purpose is to integrate present scenario of the organization with the future.
The Vision 2020 goals and action plans can be summarized under following thrust areas :
To build excellence and competitiveness in the educational system to meet the knowledge challenges of the 21st
To promote a vision that will combine creation of knowledge in Arts, Science and Technology.
To improve the competitive advantage and quality of life of students.
To promote application of knowledge to meet challenges innovatively.
To ensure sustainability and consistency to meet job demand.
Our Vision Planning involves following important steps
1) Step 1 : Pre-planning studies
Present Academic Highlights of College
College ranks best among the Solapur District with a reputation of imparting education in Arts, Social Work & Science since last 50 years.
The college has NAAC B++ accreditation. Our college is now preparing for re-accreditation by NAAC. This time the college will strive to get A grade in NAAC accreditation.
The College runs Honors courses in almost all Arts & Science basic courses. Recently the college has ventured in imparting education in high impact areas like : Biotechnoloyg, Bioinformatics and Genetics.
The process of faculty appointment is in full swing and the goal is to have a sustainable student : teacher ratio.
Currently our faculty and students group is diverse and unique with a unique blend of rural & urban background and knowledge bas in varied subjects.
The research at our college is improting. The numbers of major and minor projects have seen steady increase. Several faculty members have the distinction of publishing research papers in high impact factor journals. Department of Zoology and Chemistry hve recognized laboratories for research work.
Our college library has been recently shifted in a huge space and the renovations are made for easy access and separate ambience has been created for students and faculty members. The process of computerized access has been started.
Our college building too has undergone some major facelift recently. The Department of Biotechnology has been erected with international standards.
Currently more than 3000 students are taking quality education in various subjects at +2 and graduation and post graduation level.
An ambitious plan to start M.Sc. in genetis & Bioinformatics was successfully implemented. The facilities at the Biotechnology department will cater to the emerging needs of the Life Scientists.
There are many other tremendous achievements to be proud of Yes, there is still much to be done, which is why this is the right time to start the process to create the Academic Muster Plan.
Well maintained girls and boys hostels.
Admissions available in 12 undergraduate and 06 post-graduate programmes.
Well set competitive examination coaching centre.
Entire UG and PG syllabus upgraded to give latest information in different subjects.
Academic session completely regularized with 180 teaching days.
Well-equipped library having about 80,000 books and 10 periodicals, and internet connectivity.
On-campus interviews for placement of students.
Scholarship assistance for weaker section of the society.
2) Step 2 : Creation of Educational Action Plan
The content of “Walchand 2020 Vision Plan” will be conceptualized at three (3) scales : Regional National and Global
The forces that affect quality at an educational institute and the dimensions that are required for “Walchand 2020 Vision Plan” and its year wise action plan was developed and summarized as follows :
- A) CAMPUS : AN UPGRADED CAMPUS
| Campus Action Plan 2020
|1)||Computer enabled student friendly facilitation Center : For admission & administrative purposes, “College Information Centre” needs to be set up near gate.||ID cards, electronic banking, Wi-Fi networks throughout the campus||Professionally managed guest house, Art gallery||Exclusive conference halls, seminar rooms, yoga and meditation halls.||Review, Budgeting & completion of target|
|2)||Greeen Belt development : Beautiful Lanscaping of campus, Signages for Departments, Common places & other offices.||Recreation center like cafeteria, Communication system (STD,ISD) on the campus, shopping, and medicine||Girls and boys hostel with capacity for accommodating student’s strength of 2020||Sports and Gym Complex,|
|3)||Maintaining eco-friendly ambience : Rainwater recharging, Creating biodiversity and forestry plans||Special attention to sanitation, drinking water facility, Concentrated Parking for Boys, Girls, Faculty & Outsiders||New academic building for additional Arts and Science Courses||New academic building for research and development wing|
2) FACULTY: EXCELLENT TEACHING AND LEARNING
To provide teachers with learning environment, teaching and learning infrastructure and support services equal to the best in the world.
| Faculty Action Plan 2020
|Faculty Growth Plan||Current Strength : 60||Projected Strength : 70||Projected Strength : 80||Projected Strength : 90||Projected Strength : 120+|
|Faculty Student Ratio||1:30||1:25||1:20||1:16 UGC Standard||1:16 UGC Standard|
|% of Ph.D.’s||25%||30%||50%||55%||75%|
|Number of Members of Academies||2.5%||10%||20%||25%||30%|
|Peer Review Publication||2.10%||15%||20%||25%||45%|
|Staff Role in University||40%||50%||55%||60%||60%|
|Staff as Resource persons||20%||30%||40%||50%||60%|
|Staff with Research Projects||25%||35%||40%||50%||60%|
|Staff Involved in Consultancy||5%||15%||20%||35%||50%|
2) RESEARCH AND INFRASTRUCTURE : WORLDCLASS RESEARCH
To establish the Walchand College by 2020 among the 25 strongest teaching and research organizations in the region on commonly accepted criteria of research excellence and performance.
| Research and Infrastructure Action Plan
|Research||Making Available Basic Infrastructure for Arts & Science||Making Available Higher Level Infrastructure for Arts, Science and Newly Added Subjects|
|Future Plans||Independence R & D wing in Physical, Chemical, Mathematical, Computer||Independent wing for Research in Fine Arts, Languages, Social Sciences, Home Science, Economics,||Indedendent R & D wing in Biological Sciences : Zoology, Botany, Biotechnology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences,|
|University/DBT/ CSIR/ Other Funding||35 Lakhs||60 Lakhs||75 Lakhs||100 Lakhs||250 Lakhs|
|Ratio of Minor Major Research Projects||15 minor : 1 major Projects||25:05||30:08||35:10||40:30|
|Corporate Collaborations/Role of Agencies||2%||10%||15%||20%||45%|
|Private Sector Funding||NIL||10%||15%||20%||25%|
|Revenue from Patents/Licenses/ Service||Rs.Ten Thousand||Rs.1 Lakh||Rs.1.5 Lakhs||Rs.2 Lakhs||Rs.2.5 Lakhs|
4) GRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS IN ARTS AND SCIENCE :
High Regional & National Standing
To establish Walchand College of Arts & Science as a renowned centre of education, scholarship and research by 2020. To match the leading Universities in the world in attracting and retaining merit students, teachers, researchers of the highest quality. To be a higher education brand synonymous with the finest international standards of academic excellence with pioneering, influential and exciting courses, learning research.
| ACADEMICS, GRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS ARTS AND SCIENCE
|Student Growth Plan||Current student Strength : 3200||Projected targeted strength : 4000||Projected targeted strength :5000||Projected targeted strength :6500||Projected targeted strength :8000|
|Merit Students||20%||25%||35%||45%||Above 50%|
|Study Abroad Facility||Average||Enhanced||Collaborations with National Universities||Collaborations with National Universities||Collaborations with National & InternationalUniversities|
|Number of Companies Taking Campus||15||25||35||50||Above 50|
|Effective Alumni Rate||25%||30%||40%||Above 50%||Above 50%|
|No.of clubs & organizations||5||10||15||20||25|
|New Courses : Infrastructure Planned (UG & PG)||PG in Biotechnology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Hindi, English, History & Geography||PG in Chemistry, PG in Economics, Pharmacology & Taxicology (Pharmacy), Botany, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Zoology||PG in Home Science, Genomics, Proteomics & Integrated Life Sciences,|
|Certificate Courses||Horticulture, Laboratory Technology, Soil & water Analysis Sciences||Pharmacology||Floriculture, Fishery, Home Science, Tools & Techniques in Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics|
5) Library and Information Technology :
| Library and Information Technology Action Plan
|Special Collections||Reference Books : Magazines300||Reference Books : Magazines600||Reference Books : Magazines1000||Reference Books : Magazines2000||Reference Books : Magazines3000|
|Graduate & PC Course in Library Science||Getting Permission||Basic Graduate Course||PG Course in Library Science||PG & Research Course in Library Science||Certificate course in Digital Library|
|Online Cataloging||Developing Infrastructure||Computer Cataloging||Cross- University Consortia||Online Journal Subscription||Electronic Publishing|
|Information Technology||Highly dedicated infrastructure||UG, PG, Diploma & Certificate Courses||Integrated Course in Software Desing & Bioinformatics||Service Related to information Technology||Fund Raising Through Training|
6) Leadership/Governance/Organization :
Efficient & Effective Management
To maintain management systems, processes and services at all levels of the College that are open, supportive and empowering, responsive to academic needs, strategically focused and exemplary in meeting all internal and external obligations and responsibilities, and able to provide the College with a competitive advantage in its pursuit of the 2020 Agenda.
Vision Twenty-Twenty Committee Members
- Dr. R.V.Hippargi
- Dr. K.R.RAo
- Dr. S.N.Battin
- Dr. S.D.Mitragotri
- Mr. S.A.Relekar
- Dr. N.B. Patkar
- Mr. A.M.Jadhav