Here at RGC we focus in the overall development of the student. The student-centric method is adopted and thus we make sure that the student
- Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)
The internal quality assurance mechanism of the institution is called “Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)”. The IQAC is meant for planning, guiding and monitoring Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Enhancement (QE) activities of the colleges.
FUNCTIONS OF IQAC
- Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for the various academic and administrative activities of the Colleges;
- Facilitating the creation of a learner-centric environment conducive for quality education and faculty maturation to adopt the required knowledge and technology for participatory teaching and learning process;
- Arrangement for feedback responses from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality related institutional processes;
- Dissemination of information on the various quality parameters of higher education;
- Organization of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles;
Documentation of the various programmes/activities of the College, leading to quality improvement.
Department Of Life Long Learning and Extension (DLLE)
The Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension (DLLE) established on October 12, 1978 and has been recognized as a statutory Department of the University of Mumbai science 1994 to promote a meaningful and sustained rapport between the University and the community. In our college the Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension established in 2015-16. The Department leaped forward in the conduct of its Extension Work Programs by increasing the number of students enrolling for Extension Work of the Department. It developed the student’s rapport with the society and gave them the opportunity to enhance their skill and qualities to become the sensitive citizens.
The Extension Dimension (To Reach to Unreached)
To facilitate the sensitization of the student to the socio- cultural realities, the department offers for the students, extension work projects encompassing social issues. There are 6 different projects useful for creating social awareness in the society which are called as extension work projects. The projects are developed by Dept. of lifelong learning and extension, university of Mumbai as per UGC guidelines for the benefit of the society in which college students are actively involved. The students participating in these activities are getting the benefit of additional 10 grace marks as per university Ordinance 229. A in their final examinations.
Our college students are enrolled for these projects and perform various activities for the social awareness based on various issues/problems in society, such as street play, exhibition, poster making, songs, speech, survey, seminar & Conferences.
Objectives of the Extension Activities:
- To enhance the inbuilt skills and qualities of the student.
- To develop leadership qualities of the student.
- To give student an opportunity of event management.
- To make the student aware of social problems.
- To make the student concern about social behaviour.
- To make the student concern about social integration.
There are six types of Extension Work Projects are being offered by the department of Mumbai University under the two different units.
- Vocational Career Oriented Project.
- Community Oriented Projects.
Vocational Career Oriented Projects : Community Oriented Projects :
- Career Project (CP) 1. Population Education Club (PEC)
- Anna Poorna Yojana (APY) 2. Status of Women in Society (SWS)
DLLE Project: – Conducted
Year -2015-2016 Year -2016-2017
- Career Project [CP] 1. Career Project [CP]
- Anna Poorna Yojana [APY] 2. Anna Poorna Yojana [APY]
- Poster Comp
- Street Play
- National Service Scheme (NSS)
Not Me But You
Popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched in Gandhiji’s Centenary year, 1969. Aimed at developing student’s personality through community service. NSS, is a voluntary association of young people in Colleges, Universities and at +2 level working for a campus-community linkage. The Contribution and achievements of National Service Scheme (NSS) have been noteworthy and much acclaimed, with each passing year & since its inception. The programme has given our youth a new direction and a unique way to contribute to the civil society. The hallmark of the scheme is instilling in the youth a deep sense of responsibility and commitment to the society besides sowing the seeds of deep routed love for the motherland and discipline.
The varied activities that are offered to students enrolling is NSS include gender issue, National Integration & Social Harmony, Disaster Management, Environment Enrichment etc. which go a long way in achieving the goal of NSS to contribute to channelizing our youth towards nation building.
NSS Unit of our college is one of the Best Units. We have 2 units with capacity of 100 volunteer each. University of Mumbai had recognised the efforts of the college and awarded us with “Best College Award”, “Best Programme Officer Award”, and “Best Volunteer Award”. Our College has received many appreciations from Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, Navi Mumbai Police & Traffic Department.
The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are:
- understand the community in which they work
- understand themselves in relation to their community
iii. identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving
- develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
- utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
- develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
vii. gain skills in mobilising community participation
viii. acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
- develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
- practise national integration and social harmony
Academic learning and Sports Education are, actually, the complementariness of each other. They are the two sides of the same coin. If total education makes full development of the over-all personality of a student possible, he gets the qualities of leadership, tolerance, sharing and team-spirit from sports. The most common saying “Healthy mind lives in Healthy body” is so true because for a man to be successful his physical, as well as mental state, should be well. We at RGC consider Sports are the greater source of recreation. Sports remove stress and provide relaxation to our mind and body. Participating in sports helps us to tackle the problems such as hardships, hurdles, and sudden miseries etc.
We have a huge playground with a capacity of 10,000 people at once while the Sports gymkhana is at the ground floor of the College and has various facilities available in order to avail by the students studying in this institution. We have recreation games like Table Tennis, Chess, Carom to be played by both girls and boys. We also conduct Inter College Tournaments and we also host University tournaments like Kabaddi for the past few consecutive years.
We urge student to come and participate in all sports activities of our Gymkhana. We also ensure that the students are updated of all the activities that are taking place in the college. Let us not forget that Life is a struggle and the person with a healthy and strong body alone can face it successfully.
Women Development Cell
As per the guidelines of the Vice-Chancellor of University of Mumbai, the College has introduced a Women’s Development Cell. The main objective of the cell is to look into the grievances of the women, both staff members (teaching and non-teaching) as well as students and provide guidance and help to them.
Our college caters to students representing marginal class, underprivileged and poor section of the society. Their upbringing is greatly influenced by the behaviour and code of conduct set by the elders in the family. They often find it difficult to break through such psyco-sociologically deep rooted environment at home with regards to issues such as dislike for a girl child or more importance given to son than a daughter or belief that higher education is meant only for boys.Many of our students are first generation learners and have therefore yet to get a sound acceptance in the society. They often feel neglected by society and thus the challenge lies in making them feel needed first so they develop a sense of belongingness to the society. Moreover in our male dominated society, issues related to women are quite complex and are multi-folded and overlapping. Our Institution therefore always has an holistic approach in addressing and handling such issues. We believe that ‘Prevention is better than Cure’ not only applies to an individual’s physical health but also to the mental health of a society at large.
Special Cell for students for Reserve Category
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes have been identified as the two most backward groups of Indian Society. They include all such castes, races or tribes, which have been declared as scheduled castes and scheduled tribes by the Constitution of India under the provisions of Article 341 and 342 of the Constitution of India. Scheduled Castes generally represent those communities, which have suffered from the stigma of untouchability in one form or the other.
Scheduled Castes constitute about 15 per cent of the total population of the country while Scheduled Tribes constitute about 7.5 per cent of the total Indian Population. Thus, together, these groups constitute a little more than one fifth of the total population of the country.
The main objective of providing reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Government services is not just to give jobs to some persons belonging to these communities, and thereby increase their representations in the services, but to improve the status of these people socially and educationally so that they can take their rightful place in the mainstream of society.
Career Development Council
Getting a college education is just one of the first steps in creating an abundant life. The real importance of college is that it can prepare you for worthy work and lifelong learning. This is why nearly all colleges and universities offer some kind of support for career development. Like everything else at RGC, career development is something we do a little differently. It is a process that helps the students to identify their strengths and interests and gives them an experience which guides them to achieve higher goals.
Highly Qualified Trainers of CDC regularly conduct seminars and workshops on Personality Development, Behavioural Skills, Etiquette and Manners, Career Planning, Effective Communication Skills, Resume building and Interview Techniques. Regular sessions are conducted in all the Faculties of the University to instil the designed curriculum.
Student/Teachers Grievances Cell
The function of the cell is to look into the complaints lodged by any student, and judge its merit. The Grievance cell is also empowered to look into matters of harassment. Anyone with a genuine grievance may approach the department members in person, or in consultation with the officer in-charge Students’ Grievance Cell. In case the person is unwilling to appear in self, grievances may be dropped in writing at the letterbox/ suggestion box of the Grievance Cell at Administrative Block. Grievances may also be sent through e-mail to the officer in-charge of Students’ Grievance Cell.
The objective of the Grievance Cell is to develop a responsive and accountable attitude among all the stakeholders in order to maintain a harmonious educational atmosphere in the institute. through promoting cordial Student-Studentrelationship and Student-teacher relationship etc
- To have an organizational framework to resolve grievances of students and teachers.
2.To ensure effective solution to the students’ grievances with an impartial and fair approach.
3.To investigate the reason of dissatisfaction.
- To obtain where possible a speedy resolution to the problem.
- The students may feel free to put up a grievance in writing/or in the format available in the admin dept. and drop it in boxes
- The Grievance Cell will act upon those cases which have been forwarded along with the necessary documents.
- The Grievance Cell will assure that the grievance has been properly solved in a stipulated time limit provided by the cell.
- Student’s Council
Student Council is an organization conducted by students and supervised by adults. The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out various activities and service projects. In addition to planning events that contribute to college spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body. They help share student ideas, interests and concerns with the school wide community.
The members of the Students Council shall help the Principal in the maintenance of the order and discipline among the students in general and at the time of college functions in particular, and they shall not use their position to be irregular in attending lectures, practicals or any other way harming the interest of the institution.
The holistic approach to education is one that puts an emphasis on the development of skills. The pleasant blend of academics and activities, allows students to be exposed to experiences that enable them to think, create, question and work as required, sometimes alone and at other times in groups and teams. Our young minds will learn values that they can apply, retain their own personal identities, but yet become confident problem solvers and tolerant world citizens.
Science association is a front for the students where they are exposed to the scientific world and ideas which they don’t get enough from academic syllabus. The association aims are providing more scientific knowledge and improve leadership quality among the students of B.Sc and develop their scientific temper.
The Placement Cell of RGC not only acts as a facilitator for training and placement but also works towards overall development of the students.
The Cell looks after:
-Internship of the Students
-Corporate Grooming of the students
-Conducting various grooming sessions from Industry experts
-Conducting Guest Lectures
-Final Placement of the final year students
- Workshops & Seminars
Going beyond the horizons of textbooks and making something innovative is certainly a measure to improve an individual in practical terms. Workshops and seminars held at regular intervals do perform the same motive for a student. Being exposed to these practices makes them more prone towards learning and getting better with each session
Seminars also help them to convey their own ideas to their friends and teachers. They will start thinking about new things which they think could be implemented practically. Through conducting seminars they can make others understand what is their idea is all about. Another way of properly utilizing the advantages of seminar is to give the students a chance to take seminar on their subject topics.
There are various benefits to it, Unlike lectures the speaker will address the audience and act as a mediator to all.Workshops and seminars can address common problems or issues that business professionals may face on a regular basis. Participants can share their insights and thoughts on how to resolve the problem, which can offer a fresh perspective when dealing with the problem. They also help in developing new ideas and improving individual skills.
Here at RGC, Learning from textbooks, lectures and other study material does not suffice for holistic learning. Practical, hands-on learning is essential for better understanding of work processes and business functions. Industrial visits give greater clarity about important management concepts, as students practically experience how these concepts are put into action.