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The Maharaja Sayajirao
University of Baroda




The Annual Quality Assurance Report


of


Internal Quality Assurance Cell





2007
-
2008







www.msubaroda.ac.in







The Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) of

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQA
C)


Name of Institution

: The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda






www.msubaroda.ac.in


Year of Report



: 2007
-
08


Part A
:

Plan of action and Outcome Achieved by IQAC



To initiate New academic program
mes (UG and PG) under
credit based semester
system



To improve and strengthen
Library services




To encourage and organize different community services under various faculties as
part of social sensitisation programme for students



To encourage practice of
st
udent assessment of teaches to be introduced and the action
taken on student feedback in various courses



To document and high light the best practices of the various institutions


Part B:


1.

Activities reflecting the goals and objectives of the Institution

N
os. of activity

Details of activities


04


Exhibitions /Awarenss Programs


15


Seminars/ workshops/Symposium


06


New Courses


21


Projects above 10lakhs


07


UGC


DRS


02


UGC

DSA


03


UGC


CAS


04


UGC
-
ASIHSS


07


UGC

Infrastructure Grants


10


DST
-
FIST


01


Centre for Advance Research in Molecular Genetics


01


Intellectual Property Rights, Biosafety & Regulatory Affairs





Teaching Programme (DBT)


01


Technology Information, Forcasting and Assessment Council (DST)


04


Inception of Gold Medals


09


Chief Minister fellowships to students


05


Sahar Scholarship to students


29


Distinguished Lectures


52


Extra Mural Talks


59


Lectures under other schemes


Lord Karan Bilimoria, Member, House of Lords, United Kingdom Parliament and Chancellor
,
Thames Valley University, UK invited to confer degrees (6575 UG /2215 PG / 596 DIP, 81 Ph.
D) at 56
th

Annual Convocation. His Holiness Sri Sri. Ravi Sankar was conferred with Honorary
Degree of Doctor of Letters and Shri Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Mana
ging Director, Reliance
Industries Limited was conferred with Doctor of Science.



2.

New academic programmes initiated (UG and PG)


Faculty

Name of Course


Science


M.Sc. Petroleum Geology





P.G. Diploma in Disaster Management





M. Sc. Medical BioTechno
logy






P. G. Degree Professional (Bio
-
Statistics)




Techno
logy


M.Sc. Nanotechnology (Material Science)




M. E. (Electrical) in Embedded System


Computer Center has started short term, part time course ‘Course on Computer Concepts
-
CCC’ and a certifi
cate course in ‘Web Technology’.




3.

Innovations in curricular design and transaction


All new courses introduced follows semester system and credit system


4.

Inter
-
disciplinary and New programmes started

Following courses are offered by Centre for Continuing

Adult Education and Community
Services

Course Name

Duration

Eligibility

Fees (Rs)

Remark

Insurance and Fund
Management

6 months

Graduate

4000


Event Management

21 days

Open for all

1500

Interdiciplinary

Manuscriptology

45 days

Open for all

2500


Germa
n for Beginners
Level A
-
I

55 days

Open for all

3000

Interdiciplinary

Creative Arts II

15 days

Open for all

1500



5.

Examination reforms implemented


Certificates for each Gold medal is initiated and presented at time of convocation.


6.

Candidate qualified:
NET / SLET/ GATE etc


NET Qualified 96


7.

Initiative towards faculty development programmes

An Orientation Programme for newly recruited faculty.

Two Staff Refresher Courses organized.

Orientation programme of 15 days for new recruited teachers organized.

Se
veral Symposia, Seminars organized with inhouse faculty participation also.

Sabbatical leave given to teachers.

Consultancy service permitted.

Leave & Financial Assistance provided for attending seminars / symposiums within India &
Abroad.


8.

Total number of

seminars / workshops conducted:



47


9.

Research Projects

a.

Newly implemented:






65

b.

Completed:







11


10.


Patents generated, if any






06 allotted, 4 filed


11.


New collaborative research Programmes




07


12.


Research grants received from various agencies



R
s. 17,01,56,567/
-


13.


Details of Research scholars


Details of the research scholars receiving scholarship from various Funding Agencies

UGC

CSIR

AICTE
NDF

DBT

ICHR

ICMR

ICSSR

ICPR

TOTAL

NET

GATE

RGNFS
(SC)

RFSMS

1

52

1

16

0

5

1

3

2

0

0

81

14.

Citatio
n index of faculty members ad impact factor























*Citation and index and impact factor of articles not available


15.


Honors / Awards to the faculty


Faculty





International


National

State


Arts






02


01


01


Commerce






-


01


-


Education and Psychology



03


-


03


Fine Arts





02


03


-


Family and Community Science


01


06


-


Management





-


01


-


P
erforming Arts






01


03


Science





01


04


01


Technology and Engineering



01


07


04


Polytechnic





-


-


01








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10


24


13



16.


Internal resources generated



Rs. 1,46,92,139.75



17.


Details of departments getting SAP / C
OSIST (ASSIST) /DST, FIST, etc)

DRS

CAS

ASIHSS

FIST

07

03

04

10


Faculty

Number of Articles Published*

Arts




Commerce




Education and Psychology


Fine Arts



Family and Community Science

Journalism & Communication

Law

Management


Medicine


Performing Arts


Science

Social W
ork



Technology and Engineering

Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya

M. K. Amin Arts and Science
College and College of
Commerce

61

04

29

06

40

01

01

03

09

01

115

03

136

03

04




18.


Community services


Department of Human Development and Family studies have opened ‘The Pramila Phatak
Diagnostic and Training Centre’ at Faculty of Home Science. This centre basically
deals with
developmental and diagnostic assessment of infants and young children at risk.


Faculty of Technology & Engineering initiated a programme of events last year for Differentially
abled and rightly named it as ‘Prerna……the inspiration’.















19.

Teachers and Officer newly recruited

Professor

Readers

Lecturers

Temp Lect

Teach. Assit.

Officers

04

14

36

220

105

02


20.


Teaching


Non
-
teaching staff ratio:



1:1.66





Faculty



Type of Community Service


Education and Psychology


Family and Community Science















Science


Social Work

















Polytechnic

-
Aptitude testing in Schools of Baroda

-
Field Placement, On Job Training

-
Reactivated Sewa Samaj Trust Vridh
ashram

-
Life skills programme for adolescents of
deprived settings

-
Street Play to Pass on Socially relevant
messages (HIV/AIDS, breast feeding etc)

-
Stimulation Programme through ARPAN for
physically and mentally Challenged persons.

-
Lectures for Home mak
ers on First Aid,
Environment Education

Gender sensitization programme for Police
personnels


-
Exhibition of Medicinal Plants and Bonsai

-
5 adoption through Adoption Resourse center

-
Child Guidance Clinic and Miss Swoboda
Adolacent Counseling Centre

55 Ne
w Cases; 495 old cases; 121 Expert’s
sessions; 637 Group activity; 540 individual
session; 213 Counseling with family; 152
Home visits.

Childline in National 24X7 Toll free phone
number allotted (1098)

-
Samaj Kalyan Kendra help Childrans,
Womens, Youth and

Community based
activities through singing rhymes / drawings
and games.

NSS based activities

-
Training villages and make them self
sustained using surrounding resources
(programme continues on self recourses)

Job work like Tailoring, welding, wireman,
gl
ass blowing, scooter repair, basics of
computers etc)

21.


Improvement in
the Library services

Awareness programme on E
-

Resources through UGC Infonet Consortium

University Library is identified as a Document Delivery Centre with 21 Universities from among
150 Universities in the country to provide Inter Library Loan service fro
m Print journals
subscribed in University Library System.

Library includes 6000 open access titles and 4200 journals including titles of 15 international
Publishers through UGC infonet Digital Library Consortium

Database of all Theses/Dissertations submit
ted to this University from its inception are available on
OPAC.

At present, our University is ranked 26
th

in the country as far as usage of E
-
Resources is concerned.


Efforts to improve this ranking and Digitization of Rare books Collection, Bar
oda (State) collection are


intended.


22.


New books/ Journals subscribed and their cost

Total Books added to
Library System

No. of Journals Subsribed

Total Cost of Journals
Subscribed (Rs.)

7572

429

1,46,00,705/
-


23.


Courses in which student assessme
nt of teaches is introduced and the action taken on student
feedback

Faculty of Science has adopted for Final year PG classes and Faculty of Education and
Psychology at B.Ed. and M.Ed. level it is practiced. Considering the feed back from students
class ro
oms and laboratories, were updated with LCD and other instruments


24.


Unit cost of Education:





Rs.
26,999.00


25.


Computerization of administration and the process of admissions and examination results,
issue of certificates


New 3 computers are added for da
y to day correspondence, Ph.D work.

Examination list and related work

Major faculties have adopted computerization for admission /administrative works


26.


Increase in infrastructural facilities

Extension to Faculty of Education & Psychology

Repair and Ren
ovation to Guest House

Construction of Food & Nutrition Hall, Faculty of Family & Community Studies

Development of Convocation ground development work

Development of Executive Wing, Main Office UGC XI plan

Renovation of Toilet Blocks

Extension to

Faculty of Family & Community Studies Building

Extension to Polytechnic Building

Extension to Food & Nutrition Department, Faculty of Family & Community Studies

Covering OTS at Hansa Mehta Library

Renovation at Home Development & Family Studies De
partment, Faculty of

Family & Community Studies

Renovation to Open Air Theatre, Faculty of Education & Psychology

Special repairs at Food & Nutrition Department, Faculty of Family & Community Studies

Special repairs at Faculty of Education & Psychol
ogy

Special repairs at Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science

Community Hall, Polytechnic


27.


Technological upgradation

Instruments worth Rs. 7,772,263.75 were purchased by the various departments to upgrade the
technology and increase the teaching
-

learning facilities


Arts :
-





Scanner, and computer Acessories

Commerce:
-




Computer; laptop, Lesser jet printer

Education and Psychology
-


Computers; laptop

Fine Arts
-
LCD Projector;


Laptop and Computer

Family and Community Science
-


Computers; Dig
ital cameras, Scanner, Printer, Xerox Machine,





Laptop, Handicam overhead projector intercom system, Lab





equipments, etc

Science




Lab equipments, Computers, microscope, air
-
conditioner,






computers, servers, laptops, digital cameras, ice fla
king






machine, COD analyzer, water purification system,
-
80degre





frezer Gama counter High speed Microcentrifuge, DGGE, UV





visible spectrophotometer, Rotaevaporator , fire







extiguishersGeiger counting system, Mossbauer Source Cobalt





-
57; etc 1Chemistry Lab, Remote sensing and GIS lab






renovated.






PG labs construction initiated


28.


Computer and internet access and training to teachers and students


To
tal Bandwidth:

3.5 mbps


The video conferencing facility at the Computer Centre were utilized by the Faculty of Law

for the first time during the year 2007
-
08. The students of Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber

Law interacted online with their subject exper
ts in other parts of the country.


Under the self
-
financed program of Computer Basics, Office Automation and Internet

courses , a number of University students and staff have been provided basic training in

office software with an introduction to Interne
t usage skills.


29.


Financial aid to student

Merit Scholarship

Free Student ship

Physical Edu (sports)

H. M. Lib. (Books)

Rs. 41,732

Rs. 61,980

Rs. 8,15,003

Rs. 1,69,38,088


30.

Support from Alumni Association and its activities


Alumni Association meetings
with scientific / academic programmes of the following
departments.

1)

Pharmacy

2)

Chemistry

3)

Applied Maths

4)

Bio
-
Chemistry

5)

Polytechnic

6)

Social Work

7)

Family & Community Sciences.

8)

Geology / Civil Engineering

9)

Physics.

Technology and Engineering


Lab equipments, concrete mixer, hydraulic jack particle size





analyzer, copper target X ray diffractometer, Vaccum attached





sintering furnace, vacc
um attached induction melting furnace, ,





Planetary ball mill, electronic balance, Quartz distillery






assembly, Rotal shieve shaker, LCD projector, computers,






laptops UV visible spectrophotometer, digital light projecter,





digital micro
meter, Carl zeiss binocular microscope water bath,





bath shakers, Nephlometer, etc






2 computer lab constructed






1 Computer hardware lab

Upasana Charitable Trust has consented to start a
hostel facility for economically backward students
of the University.


31.

Support from the parent

teacher Association and its activities

Not available


32.


Health services

Regular health cheakup of University staff and students and providing first aid treatment
s

No. of staff treated

No. of Students
treated

No. of lab
investigations done

No. of immunization
done

25,996

12,114

11,295

290


No. of patients treated by consultants

Dermatologist

Gynecologist

Ophthalmologist

1033

540

547


33.


Performance in sports acti
vities

Participaents at National Level:


57players from Cricket (W); 1 player for Hockey (M); 1 player Badminton

(W); 6
players (M & W) Athletics, 1 player from Football; 3 players from

Cricket

(M); 1
player from Kabaddi (M); 1 player from Tenis (M) 1 p
layer

for best

Physique.

Ms. Laxmi Tomar and Ms. Binaisha surti represented West Zone at Inter Zone.

Aditya waghmode represented west zone in Vizzy Trophy.

Tenis (M) Team and Cricket (M and W) Teams reached upto Quaterfinals at interuniversity.


34.


Incenti
ves to outstanding sports person

Blazers to players sequring at Inter Univ. tournament; 1
st

and 2ns place in team games and 1
st

,
2ns and 3
rd

places in individual events at West zone and Inter zone

Sports merit percentage (applicable where No entrance test

is conducted)

State Level: 2% for players securing 1
st

and 2
nd

in team game and 1
st
, 2
nd

or 3
rd

in individual
events

National level: 3% ;

Zonal level: 5% Winner of 1
st

and 2
nd

in Team game and and 1
st
, 2
nd

or 3
rd

in individual
events

Direct admission to

National and winner of (1
st

and 2
nd

in team game and 1
st
, 2
nd

or 3
rd

in
individual events)

Direct admission to international Participation

Ranji award to best Cricket Player (Cash and Rotating Trophy)

Award to Best Athelitic (M and W) (Cash)


35.


Student ac
hievements and awards


209 Gold Medals and prizes

Fine Arts


International
Residency Award : 2

National Scholarships:

8

State Scholarship / Award :

4


Family & Community Science

Best Poster in the area of Foods and Nutrition presentation at 27th Biennial

conference : 1

1st prize in the Poster presentation at third International Conference




Science

Name of the Student

Department

achievements / awards


Mr. Pal Anghuman

(UGC RFSMS
Fellow)


Chemistry

Visiting Researcher at MSSI,
University of Limerick, Ir
eland
for 2 months


Anturlikar Snehal S.

Bhatt Prachi N.

Patel Heta A.

(Undergraduate)

Chemistry

3rd Prize at GUJCOST Science
Excellence 2008. (Oral
presentation) :


Parmar Nirali

Limberkar Neha

(Post Graduate)

Chemistry

3rd Prize at GUJCOST Science
Exc
ellence 2008. (Oral
presentation) :

Mr. Gupta Rajeev

Mathematics,

T.Y.B.Sc.

1st Rank and 1st Prize of Minaxi
Lalit Science Award Test

Mr. Rahul Kumar
Singh

Mathematics,

M.Sc. Previous

1st Rank and 1st Prize of Minaxi
Lalit Science Award Test

Mr. Parm
ar Nishant

Mathematics,

T.Y.B.Sc.

2nd Rank 2nd Prize of Minaxi Lalit
Science Award Test

Mr. Parmar Jignesh
R.

Mathematics,

T.Y.B.Sc.

3rd Rank in Prof. A.R. Rao
Mathematical Contest

Joshi Sanket

Microbiology

Best poster presentation at Industrial
Bi
otechnology Section

Akolkar Apana

Microbiology

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Pharmacy


II prize in oral paper presentation at
GUJCOST

Surti, N., Misra,
A.N.

Pharmacy


II prize in oral paper p
resentation at
GUJCOST

Trivedi, C., and
Balaraman, R.

Pharmacy


OD Gulati prize

(National )



Arts

Name of the Student

Department

achievements / awards


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Economic
s

M.A.
-
I

Shri J. N. Sharma & Smt. Shanti
Sharma Merit Scholarship

Rajinderkaur
Paramjitsing Virdi

Aditi Malay Dave

Economics

M.A.
-
I

Ranchhoddas Lotwala Foundation
Scholarship

Neha Ramchandran
Iyer

Economics

M.A.
-
II


36.

Activities of the Guidance and Co
unseling Cell

Formal Cell could not be established, however guidance and counseling was provided in all
faculties.


37.


Placement services provided to students


There has been 90 to 100% placement of the students in faculties and journalism management
and soc
ial work. Various companies approach Faculty of Technology and Engineering and
Faculty of Science. Students are sent to various industries for legal guidance support and
thereby get placement there and there itself at times.


38.


Development programmes for no
n
-
teaching staff



Felicitation Programme of the wards of the staff



Programme for giving financial aids to the children of the staff



Different sports activities



Lectures on spiritual and mental development



Training Programme on Tally accounts



Computer traini
ng programme for on line accounts system


39.


Best practices of the institution



Resource mobilization



Infrastructure development



High speed internet access with



Hosting dynamic websites for administrative as well as admission purpose



Supercomputer center wi
th High end servers for experiments



Wi
-
fi campus



Incorporation of other international publishers



Facilitating students with teaching aids



Developing UG and PG Research laboratories



Strengthening internal security



Establishing sophisticated instrumentatio
n center



Developing research laboratories



40.


Linkages developed with National / International , academic /research bodies


Year

MOU’s Signed with various countries


2007
-
2008

1 (Lappeenranta University,Finland) ,
1(Oxford University, UK) , 1 ( Penn State
University, USA) , 1(University of Mississippi,
USA), ,1( Ecole
-
De
-
Bureau, Paris, France)

5 New & 13 Old







41. Any other relevant information



Dr. Kautilya Shukla, University Librarian, who retired very recently, was elected as the
President of Indian
Library Association.



The Department of Architecture, Faculty of Technology & Engg, hosted the three day
Zonal NASA 2007 Convention known as Zonasa, as a part of the National Association of
Students of Architecture. NASA is the largest organization of its k
ind in Asia,
constituting of over 95% of the architecture students across 120 colleges. The M. S.
University was one of the founder members of this Organization.



Prof. B.B. Chatto, Coordinator Biotechnology Teaching Programme, in Department of
Microbiology

& Biotechnology Centre, is elected Fellow of the Third World Academy of
Sciences (International Level).



“TAMARIND ART”
-

A gallery in New York, United States of America, invited the
Department of Sculpture to exhibit the work of its teachers in New York. N
ext year an
exhibition of Sculpture students of Faculty of Fine Arts will be held in the same gallery.



Gujarat Sangeet Natak Academy has honoured as many as seven distinguished Artists and
Performers of the fraternity of this Universtiy with the Gaurav Pur
uskar.



Baroda Cricket Association has joined hands with University in molding the careers of
talented teenagers in the field of cricket by providing adequate finance, techno
-
administrative inputs through scientific coaching to the players.



Table Tennis Ass
ociation of Boroda has come forward to construct a new Table Tennis
Facility by bearing the entire cost of construction, furnishing, equipments etc.



Part C: Detail Plans of the Institution for next year 2008
-
09



To initiate Centralization of reassessment
of Examination work



To file new Patents



To strengthen the c
omputerization of administration and the process of admissions
and examination results, issue of certificates



To Increase infrastructure facilities in different laboratories and different sports
fa
cilities under Physical Education, Hostels and different parts of Campus














Name and Signature






Name and Signature

Co
-
ordinator IQAC






Chair Person IQAC