DR. MEENAL THAKARE
MEMBER-MANAGEMENT COUNCIL, SENATE, ACADEMIC COUNCIL, SANT GADGE BABA AMRAVATI UNIVERSITY, AMRAVATI
It gives me an immense pleasure to put forth a brief scenario of our college. Mahatma Jyotiba Fule Mahavidyalaya, Amravati was established by Asmita Shikshan Sanstha, in the year 2000 as Arts, Social Science and Commerce College, Amravati to provide educational opportunity to the students belonging to the under privileged, deprived and downtrodden sections of society. Maximum students are poor for whom education is the only chance and source for their upliftment. At present, the college runs UG courses in Arts, Social Science and Commerce and P.G. course in M.A. (Music), P.G. Diploma in performing Folk Arts.
I am to happy to share that this year the college has started two UGC Approved Three Years Degree Courses: Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc) in Theatre and Stage Craft(Drama and Film Acting) and Music: Vocal and Instrumental (Special skills with Vocal, Tabla, Violin and Guitar)
Various certificate courses are offered to the students to imbibe them with latest in their field of expertise. Like a certificate course in English Communication Skills, Certificate course in Sugam Sangeet, Fashion Designing, Certificate course in Psychotherapy and Counselling and some value added courses.
The faculty of the college is well qualified. At present 9 faculty members are Ph. D. holders, and 4 are recognized Ph. D supervisors. Others have registered for Ph. D. Almost all faculties are engaged in research activity. The College also has the Research Centre for ENGLISH, MUSIC & GEOGRAPHY in Humanities.
The College encourages the faculty to participate and present research papers in State, National and International level Conferences, Seminars, Workshops. The college always focuses on student-centered activities, extension and social oriented programs and infrastructure and administration. The college came under 2F and 12B in the year 2006. National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore reaccredited the college with “B” grade. The present success the college has got is due to the valuable support of the parents, alumni, students, faculty and non-teaching staff.
Our college is committed for national and social cause by organizing N.S.S camp and various seminars and conference. To cater the academic and research-oriented needs of the students, our college organizes expert lectures. Along with academic achievements, our college contributes to develop the overall personality of the students by organizing co-curricular and extra-curricular activities such as Sports Competitions, Summer Camps etc. The students are motivated to participate in cultural programmes and to contribute in annual college magazine “Kasturi”.
Every teacher contributes Rs. 300 per month in order to help the needy and poor students under “Students Welfare Fund” Scheme for girls and boys respectively.
I hope our college will prosper academically in future and our mission is to continue to do what we have always done: develop this college and the students with integrity and values; also, to give our students the best opportunities and the best all-round education. Our vision is to produce conscientious, smart and confident citizens of India who will go out into the world and make us proud!