Prin. Dr. Bhanagade received best paper award for his research paper presented at International Conference, Jaipur held in Jan 2014. 



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LOCATION AND FACILITIES

Dnyanasadhana, as an educational institute is duly Registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1960 on 10th September 1980. The Junior College was recognised by the Education Department, Government of Maharashtra by an order dated 22nd October 1980. By virtue of natural growth, a full fledged Degree College was started in June 1983. The college is permanently affiliated to the University of Mumbai and is recognized by UGC. The college has faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce on aided basis and B.Sc. Computer Science and Bachelor of Mass Media / BMS, B.Com. (A&F), B.Com (B&I) on unaided basis.

The college has fully qualified and competent teaching staff and adequate non-teaching staff. We are expanding our premises for providing better amenities and facilities. We have a building of our own with future expansion plan duly approved by competent authorities, and the work is in progress. It is located near Tata Motors, Thane. (West). The College complex is located on a 2.25 acres plot, with a fully built-up space of about 36620 sq. ft. it offers all modern amenities needed for all round development of the student's personality. Prospective students, parents and visitors can commute from Thane Railway Station by auto rickshaw or city bus services.

The College offers all modern facilities such as Library Reading rooms, Internet Club, auditorium, well equipped Computer laboratory with digital overhead projectors, gymkhana, gym, A.V. Room, students common room, to mention a few. The aim of the college is to encourage and promote education to socially, economically backward & weaker section of the society. The college also aims to assist students in advancement of their education by giving scholarships, prizes, loans, and books for studies.

LIBRARY

The College library has a collection of more than 35,000 books dedicated to the streams of Arts, Science & Commerce, more than 75 periodicals are subscribed by the college library. There are separate book sections for Computer Science, B.M.M., B.M.S., Accounting and Finance & Banking and Insurance.

The college Library has following sections.

i)  Reference Section
The College Library has various encyclopedias, bibliographies, biographies, travel guides, yearbooks, almanacs, annual reports, and development reports in its reference collection.

ii) Periodical & Newspaper Section
Number of subject related & recreational periodicals are made available for the students. The periodical section is open to students during library hours.

iii) General Reading Section

            Thousands of subject related & general reading books are available in the library.
SERVICES & ACTIVITIES

i)  Book Bank
The College Library provides set of textbooks for economically backward students & backward class students under the book bank scheme. In the last academic year 350 students got benefit of the facility. We propose to extend the facility to more number of needy students during this academic year. Interested Students may contact the Librarian for membership of Book bank Scheme. Last date for enrolment is 30th  June.

ii)  Current Awareness Service
The library provides CAS. as well as Internet Information Service to the students.  The monthly subject -wise list of current addition is put on the notice board. 

iii) Scholar Card
From the year 2002 - 2003 Dnyanasadhana College Library has started Scholar Cards facility for the first 25 merit holders from each class. This Scholar Card entitles students to get two additional reference books for home issue from the Library.

INTERNET CLUB
The Dnyanasadhana management has introduced the Internet Club in the College premises. The students have overwhelmingly subscribed for the membership. The new entrants to the college are advised to subscribe membership of Internet Club. This will positively open various venues of education from all over the world to the students, which is a need of the time. This facility is made available at a very low membership subscription of Rs. 300 per academic year exclusively for Dnyanasadhana College Students. As such in the larger interest of individual development and to keep pace with advanced technology students are earnestly advised to become members of the club.
GYMNASIUM
Well equipped with full kit of power lifting, weight lifting, four station multigym, treadmill, cycle, twister etc. It is open to students from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The college promotes its students to become instructors so as to encourage earning and learning by giving some financial assistance.
YOGA TRAINING
Throughout the year yogasana courses are run and the students who are good yoga trained are given chance to become instructors with some financial assistance. Also visiting yoga teachers impart training to the students. Yogasana courses start from the first Monday of every month, two batches one is from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. and other from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The training is for 20 days.
LABORATORIES
The college has well equipped, spacious library laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biology and Computers and the language English.
BUILDING
The new building houses laboratories, lecture halls, college office, library & conference hall.
INSURANCE
Considering the current hazards of travel, the college provides to insure the students in and out of college premises. The premium per insured student is Rs.40/- per academic year. The Insurance cover is for one calendar year from 1st September of the current year to 31st August of the following year, it covers for accident and death, and the maximum limit is Rupees One Lakh.
PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

In addition to academic pursuit of the students, there will be associations, clubs and groups, organisations which will conduct programmes, seminars, workshops for overall development of students, including leadership qualities and social awareness. Such activities are organised through the following:

  • Arts Circle
  • Science Association
  • Commerce Association Gymkhana
  • N.S.S
  • Nature Club - Literary Association.
  • Picnics and Excursions Club· Hiker's Club·
  • Students Council
  • Marathi Wangmaya Mandal
  • Parent Teacher Association

A teacher convener or programme officer, who is assisted by other teaching staff, shall head the Association, Club, Group or Organisation. The convener or programme officer, involve students to develop various skills. The activities / programmes are approved by the Principal. The committees plan their activities during academic year, normally during vacations / holidays before the end of December each year. Besides these activities, for students welfare and benefits, discourses by professionals and experts are arranged for personality development. In sports & gymkhana, the college provides facilities for indoor and outdoor games. The college encourages the students to participate in inter collegiate events at district and above levels, by providing specialised coaching facilities. The students who prove their merits are considered for scholarships

N.S.S.

The National Service Scheme unit of Dnyanasadhana College provides opportunities to students to participate in various urban and rural projects. Its objective is to train students to understand educational, socio-economic, health and hygiene problems of weaker sections of the society and to inculcate in them social awareness, a sense of belonging, fellow feeling and love for hard work. Enrolment in N. S. S. is strictly by selection. N.S.S. units of the college are accredited by the university and the government agencies. Our N.S.S. students have carried out project for upliftment of the Adivasis at Shirol Taluka Shahapur and Tilse, Taluka Wada since 1986. At present, students are working with Aghav Academy, Mamnoli, Kalyan.

N.C.C.

Our College has got the approval to raise the N.C.C. Girls Unit on 5th July 2007, of  1 Mah. Girls Bn. N.C.C, Mumbai- 13. The total strength allotted to the Unit is of 50 Cadets. The college has also got approval for a unit of 35 boys from  July 2009.  There are plenty of activities, lectures, Drills & Camps going on throughout the year to foster the motto of N.C.C. i.e. “Unity & Discipline” in Cadets. As N.C.C. has been reduced to 2 years of training, the students of XI, XII, F.Y., S.Y. are eligible to join the N.C.C. Girls Unit of the College.

CIVIL DEFENCE

Civil defence has been started in both Junior and Senior college since 1999 for girls and boys. Students are trained to accept challenges & be prepared to face risks. The fund is utilised to provide financial assistance to the needy and deserving students; and to provide necessary equipments and other facilities for all round development of the students.

Students placement and vocational Guidance Cell

The above cell has been working to provide career guidance to the students since its inception in 2004-05. The seminar and guidance lectures are regularly arranged for enlightening students about various career courses and information about job awareness. The Cell is useful from the point of student’s future.

Career Guidance Cell / Counseling Cell

The students can avail aptitude/interest /Adjustment tests provided by the career guidance and counseling cell of the college. Mrs. Kavita Mokashi, qualified counselor is in charge of the cell.

Cultural Activities

Art Circle conducts different culture activities and encourage students to take part in various competitions organized by University of Mumbai and Inter Collegiate festivals organized by various colleges of Mumbai and Thane.

The events in Utopia are divided into following categories to develop the various skills of students.
1) Fine Art
2) Performing Art
3) Fun
4) Literacy

STUDENT ACTIVITY CELL

The cell conducts workshops, Dance workshop, Rangoli, Personal grooming, Painting & workshops. Special training is given to students to develop anchoring skill too .

Y. C. M. O. U.

Extension Activities:- The college is a centre of Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University. At present 1777 students are enrolled for B.A. & B. Com. course. Working students and housewives have taken advantage of this facility.

Advanced Research Centre

An advanced research centre will be functional in chemical research; process development and cost reduction for manufacturing of chemicals and chemical products undertaken at the centre.