Institutional Distinctiveness (2019-2020)

Arts, Science and Commerce College, Chikhaldara is located in the tribal and remote region in Melghat mountain ranges in Vidarbha, Maharashtra. It is the first institution providing higher education to the inhabitants in Chikhaldara, which is a famous hill station in the region all surrounded by rugged cliffs, deep mountain trenches and a dense forest with rich varieties
of flora and fauna, The students admitted in the college mostly come from tribal background deprived of education, employment and standard living. The goals and mission of the college aim at overall development of the tribal people at large, aiming at educational and economical development at front. Keeping with this view we run useful and job oriented courses at U.G. level in the streams of Arts, Science and Commerce. Institution’s vision is to train and empower students in the pursuit of knowledge, values and social responsibility and help them achieve excellence in various fields of challenges. The Institute has established its distinctive approach towards this comprehensive vision by modelling it by means of organizing events for skills and entrepreneurship development through various certificate courses in “Food processing of Vegetables and Fruits”, “Use of Tally software”, etc. and add on courses on “Bamboo Craft”, “Soft Skill Development”, “Communication Skills”, “proficiency in Accounting” etc., multidisciplinary project surveys like “Tourism in Melghat: Problems and Challenges” and “ Milk Production and Distribution in Chikhaldara” etc.. The positive outcomes are achieved by devising the academic and other related activities to meet the global requirements and through teaching-learning methods amalgamated with ethical values. The College as a higher education institution is committed in imparting quality education to the students in the region and adjoining areas and strives to foster integral development of the students by making them to be physically fit, mentally focussed, and emotionally balanced. Academic drills such as Class tests, projects, seminars, presentation by students are daily experience of the students in class room teaching environment along with varieties of sports
activities in and around the campus. Advanced and disadvantaged learners are identified and catered to accordingly. The students are encouraged and promoted to participate in the classroom discussion to improve and sharpen their learning abilities. Internal assessment tests are conducted through which student’s performance is evaluated. Co-curricular, extra-curricular and sports activities and competitions are organized regularly to nurture the talents of the students in addition to the academics. Staff members are always co-operative and supportive in all respects. The college campus is under the surveillance of CCTV. Career and placement guidance and support is provided by organizing useful and inspiring guest lectures, providing coaching, and also organizing mock interview session through various competitions. ‘Best Student Award’ is given to the deserving student after a round of several test checking his abilities and capacities though written and oral channels. The College has healthy and conducive academic atmosphere for the overall development of the students. Periodic assessment and accreditation by NAAC at reputable grades ensures the balanced growth of the institution with the help and support of all stakeholders.

Link is give below

certificate course fruits and veg processing
Certificate course in Use of tally software
Add on course of bamboo craft Manufacturing
Add on Course English Communication Skills
Add-on Course on Proficiency in Accounting
Soft skill development
Add-on Course on Proficiency in Accounting
Project Survey on Production and Marketing of Milk in Chikhaldara
Project Survey on Tourism Business in Melghat Problems and challenges.


Institutional Distinctiveness ( upto 18-19)

We are a higher education institute working in Chikhaldara, Melghat and we are well aware of our responsibility towards environment. We try our best to sustain the environment here. In this regard, our initiatives are as follows

I      The grassland development and management training

 The grasses in the protected areas of forest are the producers, soil binders, providing chemical energy to the wildlife in the form of fodder species. The grasses in the protected area are reduced due to number of factors, resulting in a direct threat to herbivores and carnivores. We have been attempting towards development of natural grasslands. Some lands have been converted into good grasslands by the seed broadcasting.

  • Demarcation of grassland area by GPS
  • Grasses identification
  • Grasses seeds collection
  • Weeds identification and eradication
  • Seeds drying
  • Seeds broadcasting technique to staff.
  • Grasses plot management : Weeding , Demarcation , inspection path , monitoring
  • Interconnection of grasslands
  • Brushwood cutting in grasslands & along roadside areas

II    Conservation and Propagation of Medicinal and Aromatic plants

Some plants in reserve and buffer areas have medicinal values. These plants if nurtured and preserved properly can help not only the tribal but all the needy people. This may emerge as the cottage industry for the inhabitants of Melghat. We make  following efforts to develop and  to preserve medicinal, aromatic and endangered plants.

  • Develop of nursery for Medicinal and Aromatic plants
  • Collect of plants in wild habitats
  • Work for soil treatment, CCT formation, plantation of the said plants and water management practices
  • Carry out field survey and study medicinal plants
  • Identify the distribution pattern and current status of medicinal plants
  • Collect and process data

III     Training forest field staff for grasslands management in protected Areas

This practice includes training on:-

  • Make year wise demarcation of grassland areas with GPS
  • Identify and enlist of grass species
  • Collect and broadcast of grass seeds
  • Weed eradication and management techniques
  • Grasses biomass management practices in mosaic pattern
  • Identification and cultivation of wild fruit trees

IV        Say No to Plastic Bags:

Students and local communities are made aware about evil effects of plastic through video clippings, talks, rallies, display boards and brochures etc. Old clothes are collected to prepare bags, which are distributed among local people including tourists as an eco-friendly move.


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