About Us

Mrs. Shobha Channal, Principal KSJC

Dear Parents and Students,

 

Welcome to Kaveri Group of Institutes’ Dr. Kalmadi Shamarao Junior College, Pune where we empower Students to reach their full potential and Strive for Excellence in all aspects of Life. KSJC is a joyful learning community dedicated to fostering academic achievements, creativity and character development.

 

At KSJC we believe in unlocking the unique potential of each student and making them accustomed to the new challenges. We recognize that academic excellence is not just about intellectual growth, but also about mental wellbeing. That is why we emphasize the importance of meditation and mindfulness practices, to help our Students cultivate focus, clarity and inner peace.

Our mission is to provide a supportive and inclusive environment, where students can grow, learn and thrive. We encourage our students to embrace challenges, take risks and develop resilience, creativity and critical thinking skills.

 

I am proud to lead a team of dedicated educators, committed to delivering high-quality education and shaping the future of our students. Together, let’s embark on a journey of discovery, growth and transformation and make KSJC a beacon of excellence in education.

 

Do always remember that a smile enhances your face value and enriches your life.

Ms. Sonali Ghatpande,

Incharge Science Stream

Mrs. Shweta Karandikar,

Incharge Commerce Stream

Ms.Sampada Bhalerao,

Incharge Arts Stream

Office bearers

Physics Department of Pune Science College KSJC

Ms. Deepashri Bhagwat

M.Sc. Physics, M.Ed.

Head of the Department

Our department aims to ensure that our students have a strong conceptual base in physics as it is an essential subject if one wishes to take up engineering, medicine or the pure sciences. We enhance our classroom teaching with lab activities to bridge the gap between abstract concepts and practical application. The classroom and lab learning complement each other. Students learn data analysing and use logical thinking to solve numerical problems in the class room whereas practical approaches, recording observations and drawing conclusions are skills taught in the lab. Guest lectures, quiz competitions, demonstration of physics behind daily phenomenon for easy comprehension and practical application of various laws including model making are some of our efficient teaching methods. We also conduct visits to institutions like IUCCA, GMRT, Planetarium for observational learning. We develop logical thinking abilities, practical skills and instil a scientific approach in our students along with time management skills.

List of Teachers

Ms. Deepashri Bhagwat
Ms. Sunetra Dhokrikar
Ms. Renuka Daithankar
Mr. Satyajit Jagtap
Ms. Manjuswana Chitale
Ms. Neelam Chavan

Lab Assistants

Ms. Kalpana Gade
Mr. Gaurav Bharne

Chemistry Department of Pune Science College KSJC

Ms. Kalpana Kadam

M.Sc., B.Ed.

Head of the Department

Our aim is to develop essential skills such as practical application of theory, logical reasoning and problem-solving skills along with a scientific approach in our students to prepare them to face the challenges in their career and life. We use learner centric and interactive methods such as poster presentations, colourful diagrams, seminars, projects, power point presentations and demonstrating the application of theory and concepts in day to day life to increase the interest in the subject. Industrial visits and guest lectures by experts enhance classroom learning.

List of Teachers

Dr. Madhuri Chittewan
Ms. Kalpana Kadam
Ms. Vandana Kulkarni
Dr. Swarda Khatavkar
Ms. Tanmayee Vaidya
Mr.Oomkaar More
Mrs. Sayali Mokashi

Lab Assistants

Mr. Sadanand Ghaytadkar
Mr. Mayur Date

Biology Department of Pune Science College KSJC

Ms. Mugdha Hengle

M.Sc. B.Ed.

Head of the Department

Our aim is to introduce the students to new and emerging fields like biotechnology, medical genetics and bioinformatics. We also attempt to inculcate an awareness about the environment in our students and encourage them to be responsible individuals who care about sustainable development. Our teaching methods include a variety of live material, videos, photographs, practical demonstrations, slides, rich reading material, power point presentations, projects, stimulating discussions and guest lecture series

List of Teachers

Ms. Mugdha Hengle
Ms. Sonali Ghatpande

Lab Assistants

Mr. Suhas Gaikwad

Computer Science Junior College Pune

Ms. Shobha.Channal

Ms. Shobha Channal

M.Sc.M.Phil.

(Applied electronics)

Head of the Department

We prepare our students for a rewarding career in computers and electronic engineering by ensuring that they gain both an insight and practical experience to strengthen the foundation that is essential to build a career in Computer Engineering and Electronic Engineering. These basics include HTML and web page design, C++, 8085 microprocessor and executing assembly language programs using 8085 kit and in digital electronics and semi-conductor theory.

List of Teachers

Ms. Shobha Channal
Ms. Manisha Madhekar
Ms. Rashmi Shanmugasundaram
Ms. Sayali Prani

Lab Assistants

Mr. Chandrakant Jadhav

Electronics Department of Junior College Pune

Ms. Sheetal Savant

Ms. Sheetal Savant

M.Sc.(Elec)

Head of the Department

Electronics is a new subject for our Std. XI students. It is essential to ensure that our students have a strong foundation and conceptual knowledge in it as it is a technical subject. Our aim is to ensure that our students gain through knowledge regarding the practical use of every component and develop designing, strategic planning and evaluating skills. Our methods and activities are interactive, aimed at actively involving our students in the subject. These include interclass quiz competitions, project exhibition, seminars. We encourage our students to design circuits using their own ideas, logic and creativity. Dedication and patience are other qualities we attempt to inculcate in our students. We also organize Industrial visits to introduce our students to industrial culture and practical applications.

List of Teachers

Ms. Sheetal Savant

Lab Assistants

Mr. Ankush Ghaytadkar

Mathematics Department of Junior College Pune

Ms.Bindu K.M

M.Sc, B.Ed

Head of the Department

Our objective is to help our students overcome the fear of mathematics. Students often find mathematics a complex and mind-boggling subject which they try to avoid. We try to reintroduce maths to our students in a fun, interactive manner to help them grasp fundamental concepts as well as to develop clear thinking and problem-solving skills. We also enhance their ability to handle abstractions and understand structures and relationships. Our teaching methods include learner centric methods like power point presentations, charts, models, puzzles as well as challenging and interesting study material for students of all aptitudes.

List of Teachers

Ms. Sampada Bhalerao
Ms. Bindu K.M
Ms. Rucha Sahastrabuddhe
Ms. Aarti Kulkarni
Ms. Disha Kulkarni

Lab Assistants

Mr. Somnath Phale

Information Technology Department of Junior College Pune

Ms. Swati Kumbhar

Ms. Swati Kumbhar

B.Ed. M.C.M.

Head of the Department

Our objective is to generate a keen interest in the basic concepts of IT and application software. With us, students will learn various computer languages like VB (visual basic), HTML, JavaScript, ASP using VBScript along with database management system in connection to ASP. We emphasize on observational learning and use practical demonstrations as self-explanatory tools which help the students to actually see a working model of an application. While developing software application, we cover both ‘front’ and ‘back’ ends in a span of two years. We thoroughly prepare the students for the online board exam through regular practice during practicals, theory classes and competitions.

List of Teachers

Ms. Swati Kumbhar
Ms. Manisha Madhekar

Lab Assistants

Mr. Chandrakant Jadhav

Commerce Department of Junior College Pune

Dhanashree Ombale

M.Com, B.Ed

Head of the Department

Our aim is to encourage our students to think independently and try innovative ways as they learn the fundamentals of new topics and assimilate new concepts in commerce. We strive to ensure that our teaching methods are interactive and learner friendly. We include quizzes, visits to commercial offices, institutions and banks as well as self-study exercises to facilitate easy learning and practical insight. All our lecturers have the expertise to teach the core subjects in such as Secretarial Practice, Economics, Organization of Commerce and Management, Book Keeping and Accountancy.

List of Teachers

Ms. Bindu K.M
Ms. Rashmi Bhansali
Ms. Dhanashree Ombale
Ms. Anagha Kulkarni
Ms. Shilpi Bhalla
Ms. Geeta Prasad

Lab Assistants

Mr. Somnath Phale

Geography Department of Junior College Pune

Mr. Ashish Kumar

Mr. Ashish Kumar

M.Sc., M.C.M, B.Ed

Head of the Department

Our aim is to help our students develop skills such as map reading, measuring and drawing, using and manipulating geographical instruments. We use student centric methods such as audio-visual teaching aids and interactive activities to ensure an active involvement of our students in the subject. We also provide opportunities for extensive practical experience through frequent field visits as well as study tours.

List of Teachers

Mr. Ashish Kumar
Ms. Devika Deshpande
Ms. Deepti Kulkarni
Ms. Kishalaya Waykole

Lab Assistants

Mr. Somnath Phale

Languages Department of Junior College Pune

English

Mrs. Vaishali Chillal

M.A.B.Ed.

Head of the Department

Marathi

Ms. Anjali Deshpande

M.A., B.Ed.

Head of the Department

German

Mrs. Shweta Karandikar

M.A., M.Ed.

Head of the Department

Communication is an essential and inescapable part of both academics and professional life. Clarity, efficiency and a strong vocabulary are the tools with which one can create a strong, positive and lasting impression of themselves. Our language department uses student centric, interactive teaching methods to add life to the classroom. These methods include power point presentations, essay writing, quizzes, poetry competitions, projects. We conduct activities such as group discussions, and debates to cultivate and enhance communication and inter-personal skills. A good communication ability in a all languages boost the thinking process as well as open up innumerable avenues in various fields. We offer Marathi or German as a second language.

विद्यार्थ्यांना जाणकार श्रोते बनवण्यासाठी व मातृभाषा चांगली आत्मसात करण्यासाठी महाविद्यालयात विविध विषयांवर आधारित व्याख्याने,वक्तृत्व स्पर्धा,हस्ताक्षर,वादविवाद स्पर्धा व नाटक या सारखे अभ्यास पुरक कार्यक्रम राबवले जातात. व्यक्तिमत्व विकास आणि सामाजिक संबंध याबाबत असलेले भाषेचे महत्वाचे कार्य समजून घेण्यास विद्यार्थ्यांना या कार्यक्रमातून मदत होते. स्षष्ट उच्चार,स्वरांचा सुयोग्य चढउतार आणि आशयाचा आकलनासहित पठित उता-यांचे अस्खलित व अर्थपूर्ण रितीने प्रकटवाचन करून घेणे.तसेच महाविद्यालयातील सुसज्ज अद्ययावत ग्रंथालयात लेखक कवींच्या पुस्तकांचा समावेश केला असून जेणे करून विद्यार्थ्यांमध्ये वाचनाची आवड निर्माण व्हावी व त्यांच्यातील वाचनाच्या छंदाला प्रेरणा मिळावी हा हेतू.

A multilingual ability is definitely a competitive edge in today’s world. German language learning helps develop strong cognitive skills, such as a better concept formation, mental flexibility, multitasking, listening skills, in addition to improving social interaction and encouraging connection between peers. In our college we emphasis on the 4 fundamental skills of language learning i.e. reading, writing, listening and speaking. We do it through audio - visual aids like PowerPoint presentation, films, audio clips, role plays etc.

List of Teachers

Ms. Vaishali Chillal
Ms. Anuradha Kolapkar
Ms. Gayatri Anaspure
Ms. Janhavi Wadke
Ms. Bharati Gaikwad

List of Teachers

Ms. Anjali Deshpande
Ms. Sonali Deshpande

List of Teachers

Ms. Shweta Karandikar
Ms. Mugdha Dutta

Environment Education Department of Junior College Pune

Ms. Devika Deshpande

Ms. Devika Deshpande

M.Sc., Dip. E.E, B. Ed

Head of the Department

Our objective is to introduce our students to the vast areas in environmental study. We aim to inculcate an understanding of the social, ecological and economic dimensions of human development which will help students comprehend the increasing issues related to the current patterns of development. Raising awareness and contributing to the cause of sustainable development in global and local context and the role of society in finding solutions to various problems is another important goal of this course. Our students will learn through interactive methods such discussions on local issues, debates, lectures, projects as well as through nature walks, audio visual presentations, photographs, educational aids made by NGOs, poster etc. These activities and discussions will enable our students to be more aware, insightful and sensitive individuals.

List of Teachers

Ms. Devika Deshpande
Ms. Kishalaya Waykole

Arts Department of Junior College Pune

Our aim is to provide limitless career horizon to the students. We prepare our students for future jobs by cultivating good communication skills, logical reasoning, creative thinking and analytical ability in them. Our learner centric methods include audio visual teaching aids, quizzes, competitions, projects. We leave no stone unturned to make our teaching bilateral and student friendly. Having gained knowledge in subjects like, English, German, Marathi, political science, Geography, History, Economics, Mathematics, a plethora of opportunities await our Arts students. They can choose from a wide range of career options such as teaching, administrative services, Social work, Law, politics, business, Television, journalism, Hotel management, fashion designing, etc. All our faculty members are well versed and expert in their individual areas.

List of Teachers

Ms. Manasi Naik
( History)
Ms.Arushi Deodhar
( Psychology)
Mr.Aniket Dahiwal
(Polictical Science)

Physical Education Department of Junior College Pune

Mr. Ajay Jagtap

Mr. Ajay Jagtap

M.Ed

(Physical Education)

Sports Teacher

While academic excellence has been the main goal of our educational efforts, for the last 15 years, the participation and performance in sports has also received due and minute attention of the authorities of the college. Our well-equipped gymnasium and the gymkhana facilitate students in their practice. Our college encourages students to participate in various sport events. Our students perform well in International, National, State and district level sport events. Along with the popular games, students are encouraged to participate in other sports as well. Our students also participate in invitational tournaments.

Motivating our students

We motivate our students providing facilities for practice. All kinds of sports materials are supplied to the students without taking any additional charges.
All expenses towards the participation in tournaments is borne by the Institute.

Sport infrastructure

Sports room
One Acre ground
Two Table tennis tables
Basketball court
Gymnasium
Carom and Chess: Boards for these games are provided to students in the sports room
Yoga is practiced in the hall adjacent to the gymnasium
Volley ball and hand ball courts

Library of Junior College Pune

Ms. Ashwini Sarpotdar

Mrs. Ashwini Sarpotdar

B. Com., M. L. I. S. (Library and Information Science)

Librarian

The library is a pivot around which the entire education system revolves. Our college library was established in the year 1996, the same year the college was established. The library is an essential resource for both teachers and students. The Junior College library plays a vital role in enriching the lives of our students and staff. Located on the 5th floor of the college building, our spacious library contains adequate sitting arrangement and a vast collection of various reading and audio-visual resources. The Junior College library plays a vital role in catering to the needs of the students and staff. The quiet ambience in the library promotes the students to pursue their studies and reference work.

Library Assistant

Mr. Nitin Mahadik

Counselling Department of Junior College Pune

Mrs. Smita Pradhan

MA Clinical Psychology

Mrs. Smita Pradhan has done her Master's in Clinical Psychology and is currently working as a Senior Counsellor for the Junior College for the past 10 years. Smita has dealt with innumerable young adult behavioural and academic issues. Her warm presence makes it easy for students to approach her for their problems. She has been currently practicing Cognitive Behavior Therapy with her students and has found many who benefited from the same. She is multitalented and comperes events and organizes several career fests for Junior College students. She works closely with teachers as mentors for gifted programs and assists in several college activities.

List of Counsellors

Ms. Simran Kanhere

E-PTA

Executive PTA Committee
Academic year (2022-2023)

Sr. No Name of the Parent Designation
1 Dr. Madhuri Chittewan Principal & Chairperson PTA
2 Sachin Dighe Vice Chairperson PTA 22-23
Science Stream
3 Yogita Patil Secretary,
Science Stream
4 Prashant Kulkarni Joint Secretary PTA 22-23
Science Stream
5 Suchita Hanamghar Vice Chairperson PTA 22-23
Commerce Stream
6 Anagha Kulkarni Commerce Stream Secretary
7 Ajit Kolhatkar Joint Secretary PTA 22-23
Commerce Stream
8 Aniruddha Tarde Vice Chairperson PTA 22-23
Arts Stream
9 Shamali Parbhanikar Arts Stream Secretary
10 Shraddha Kachare Joint Secretary PTA 22-23
Arts Stream