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TRNSFORMATION OF A SCHOOL – AN INSPIRING CASE STUDY
BY: DR. T.K. JAIN AFTERSCHO

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The purpose of this case study is not to show what is right or wrong – but to enable a person to identify the situation and analyse it. This case was written in 2007. The writer (Dr. T.K. Jain) is associated with Seth Tolaram Bafna Academy from its inception (Today this school is one of the best English Medium Schools of this region). The author has left the management committee of this school in 2007, but remembers the great moments – the moments of transformation of the school with love. The feels pride in being a part of the core committee which was able to transform this school to a great instittion. There was a tremendous countribution in school transformation from a number of persons – a small account with limited information is being shared herewith. The author feels inpired and thankful to Mr. I.C. Dugar for inspirational leadership,
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commitment and dedication and a truly democratic leadership style. The author is also thankful to the members of managing committee, principal, teaching and non-teaching staff, and parents for their support in school transformation.
Introduction: Seth Tolaram Bafna Academy was established in the year 1994 at Gangashahar, Bikaner.(Rajasthan). It was established under the Trust of Prem Chand Tolaram Bafna Trust. Its Head Office is located at Guwahati Assam (a philanthropic trust, with many activities for human welfare and social development). During initial period the academy was suffering from financial crisis and it was running in loss of Rs.10 Lakh in the year 1997. The management committee of trust in the year 1997 decided to change the chairman and managing committee for brighter future of the Bafna Academy and to overcome the losses. The Trust decided to appoint Sh. Inder Chand Dugar as new chairman.. Appointment as a Chairman : The management committee of Prem Chand Tolaram Bafna Trust decided to appoint Mr. Indar Chand Dugar as a chairman in the year 1997. The administration called Mr. Dugar and briefed him the problem and motivated to take over the leadership of Seth Tolaram Bafna Academy Gangashahar at Bikaner. Mr. Dugar is well experienced person in business and having well educational qualification i.e. B Com, LLB. In his college life he was outstanding student and he was best student of Jain PG College, Bikaner. Now he is 66 years old. He was engaged in his family business at Assam. He told management committee that he is engaged in business and the Academy line is quite different field. But due to his good leadership in business and best background in education life, the Trust emphasized Mr. Dugar to take over the chairmanship of the academy for improvement and for providing better leadership, so that the Academy may overcome from the loss. Mr. Dugar asked management committee for 15 days time to study the problem and administration of the Academy. He verified the situation in 15 days and on the request of the Trust agreed to take over the responsibility in the year 1997. He was appointed for 3 years. The management committee of the Bafna Trust told Mr. Dugar that they will not provide any money in case of any loss. He agreed but in response he told that he will also not provide any profit to the trust as it will be used for the welfare of the Academy and extension of the institute. Mr. Dugar accepted the leadership in 1997 for 3 years. The number of students at that time was 284.

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Contact Dr. T.K. Jain (91-9414430763) regarding starting AFTERSCHO☻OL centers in your college / institution / organization or for conducting workshops on social entrepreneurship. Promote social entrepreneurship, join PGPSE and become a social entrepreneur. Email us: afterschoool@in.com Re-Organization of Management Committee: After joining he finds that there was no specific rules and regulation for the administration or selection of the staff and for payment to employee. So he decided to organize a management committee. He reorganized management committee consisting of following members exclusively for academic purpose:Dr SN Swamy :Retired College Principal Dr SC Jain :Retired College Principal Dr. PC Tater :Ex-Vice Principle of Govt. College Dr TK Jain :Professor and Management consultant Sh. Goverdhan Das :Retired Head Master Mr. Paras Daga :A chartered Accountant Mr. L.K. Chhajer :A journalist Mr. Sohan Lal Baid :A chartered Accountant Mr. Vijay Baid :An entrepreneur & parent Mr. R.K. Pugalia : An entrepreneur & Parent Mr. R.K. Golchha : An entrepreneur & Parent Mr. J. Dugar : An entrepreneur Mr. S. Dugar : An entrepreneur Representatives of Teachers Principal (ex-oficio) In management Committee he included the retired Principles and Head Master for the better education of the students. He also included young blood (as Mr. Paras Daga, Dr. T.K. Jain etc.) as per the requirement of new technology. As the students are of secondary standard , he appointed one retired Head Master also in the management committee. He appointed sub-committees on important issues (like academic committee, finance committee, etc.) to formulate policies and to supervise and streamline the school system. Mr Dugar believes two things in education i.e. Educational Zest (Conceptual Clarity and Enthusiasm) and Financial position.For education zest he appointed above management committee and for finance he appointed 2 Chartered Accountants Mr Sohan Lal Baid and Mr Paras Daga. As Mr Dugar thinks that management and money (finance) should not be with one person. So he decided not to touch money and thus he provides leadership in a democratic way.

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Contact Dr. T.K. Jain (91-9414430763) regarding starting AFTERSCHO☻OL centers in your college / institution / organization or for conducting workshops on social entrepreneurship. Promote social entrepreneurship, join PGPSE and become a social entrepreneur. Email us: afterschoool@in.com Appointment of New Teachers and Financial Restructuring: For improvement in education standard ,it was felt necessary to have trained and experienced teaching staff. By calling interview 4 new teachers were appointed in 1997 @ Rs. 2400/= per month salary. The educational qualification was BA Bed &MA B Ed. As the old teachers were employed without any interview and there qualification was also lower in comparison to newly employed teachers. The Pay of old teachers was Rs. 3150/= pm , for financial saving Mr Dugar discussed with his committee to reduce the pay of teachers. The headmaster told that the applications are received for increasing the pay so we should not reduce the pay. Mr Dugar called one teacher and briefed the situation for reducing the pay as organization is getting more educated and experienced teachers in less payment. He gave two option to her as either to reduce the pay or calling of interview as they have employed without formal interview. The other option was to quit the institute on completion of the session. She thought once a minute and agreed with chairman and accepted the decision of chairman. The other teachers were also convinced and agreed with administration of the Academy. For well experienced teachers the salary was revised to RS.2750/= pm by granting two increments. On the advise of CA one retired Supt of Railway was working in office getting payment of Rs. 4700/= pm, instead of him a new man could be employed @ Rs. 2400/=pm. As before 1997 there was no rules and regulation for pay of the staff i.e. their qualification, experience and output due to this lot of extra financial burden was on the trust. So by screening all these things appointment of new teachers and office clerks, the saving of Rs. 185000/= could be made possible in the Ist year. In the year 2000 the numbers of students were increased to 350. Mr. Paras Daga, Mr. R.K. Golchha, Mr. J. Dugar and Mr. S. Dugar took keen interest in financial restructuring and developed means for school improvement. They tried to cut down school investments and reduced operational expenditure. They were part of Purchase committee, Finance Committee, Recruitment Committee, and other committees and prepared guidelines for smooth running of the institutions. They established a system which would reduce the costs and improve the day to day working. Their mission was to set proper systems, policies for the school and they did it. Now the school was running smoothly. ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT

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Contact Dr. T.K. Jain (91-9414430763) regarding starting AFTERSCHO☻OL centers in your college / institution / organization or for conducting workshops on social entrepreneurship. Promote social entrepreneurship, join PGPSE and become a social entrepreneur. Email us: afterschoool@in.com Mr. Dugar has forumulated an academic committee consisting of Dr. T.K. Jain, Mr Paras Daga and Mr. S.C. Jain to improve the academic environment and extracurricular activities. The committee decided to organise training programmes for teachers. Eminent teachers and academicians were invited for conducting these training progrmmes. Innovative teachers like Mr Pallav Mukherjee shared their teaching methods with the teachers and encouraged them to adopt innovations. Emphasis was laid on extra-curricular activities. Weekly contests were organised for the development of the students. Debates, speeches, and GK quiezes were now regular features. The School also started its publications. An annual journal was started, which was beautifully designed by Principal Mr. Y.K. Jain and (his wife and painter) Mrs. Jain. They made tremendous contribution to the development of the school by taking keen interest in school discipline, extra curricular activities and overall development of the students. They were given complete freedom in their venture. Constant guidance by management committee members (regular meetings by management committee almost every 2 months) and sincere efforts by Mr. Y.K. Jain and Mrs. Jain resulted in tremendous academic improvements. The school also highlighted the excellent results that it was able to secure. Arrangement of CBSE tournaments 1999: The CBSE Tournament for the year 1999 was planned in Bikaner. Mr Dugar decided to avail the oppournity for arrangement of sports meet tournament by this academy for goodwill and reputation in the CBSE Board as well as in the market. Total 78 teams registered and 48 teams participated. The arrangement was appreciated by all the participants and outsider’s which resulted in the publicity of the school. In 2000 Mr. Dugar was appointed for IInd term as chairman of the Seth Tholaram Academy. Due to his democratic leadership the academy gained good publicity and now the academy was earning profit. This profit was being utilized for the welfare of the organization. Now the situation was improving day by day. The number of students in creased. For better results of the institute, the admission procedure was revised for students. Only intelligent students were admitted. The old students who were not good in study were screened and some of them shifted to other schools or intimated to their parents for improvement. Now the school was known as a reputed school and provided good facility and good results. It was counted among the top english medium schools of the region. It was known for good academics, good extra-curricular activities and good ambiance. So the number of students increased up to 550 in 2003.

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Contact Dr. T.K. Jain (91-9414430763) regarding starting AFTERSCHO☻OL centers in your college / institution / organization or for conducting workshops on social entrepreneurship. Promote social entrepreneurship, join PGPSE and become a social entrepreneur. Email us: afterschoool@in.com In 2003 Mr Dugar was appointed for IIIrd time as chairman of the Academy. Now the position of the academy was improved and it was in good financial position. On the advise of Management Committee Mr Dugar decided for pay revision of the staff as per the scale of Rs. 4500/- , 5500/- and 6500/- as per qualification and experience. The other rules of public sector schools were also adopted for the welfare of the employees. Welfare of students : The management have provided good furniture, telephone facility, coolers and generator. The computer education is being given from IIIrd class onward. Laboratory for science students have been upgraded and all required facilities is being provided for students. Results : In past 3 years of the school was excellent, the class IX and X all students was Ist division with distinction marks. Apart from this the other skills is also being developed in the academy i.e. sports, speech, painting, music, etc. Present Student Strength : Now there are 1325 students in this academy. From 2006 10+2 class has been started and Ist CBSE Board Exam will be held in 2007. Total 53 teachers and 17 other staffs are employed and having the relation of 1500 families. The payment of the staff between Rs. 5000/- to Rs. 18000/- per month is being paid. On last Saturday of every month parents meeting is being organized for better improvement of the organization. This academy earned profit Rs. 40 Lakh. in the year 2005. The new building is constructed costing Rs.70/- Lakh out of the profits only. The new science labs are also available, which are upto college standard. All other facilities are available with good teaching staff for the bright future of the students. Future Plans : Mr. Dugar is planning for extension of this academy from 12th class to college in the coming years. The land has been purchased near this academy. He is more interested in the welfare activity of the students as well as academy. Conclusion : Mr Inder Chand Dugar provided good leadership in a democratic way to Seth Tolaram Bafna academy. By his inspiring and motivating leadership the Bafna academy developed and gained goodwill in the society.

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