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Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala
Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala
Kerala, IndiaPin Code : 673001
Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode (Calicut) is a recognised institute / college.
Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode (Calicut) is situated in Kozhikode (Calicut) of Kerala state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. email ID(s) is
Website of Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode (Calicut) is http://www.mcccalicut.org/.
Contact Details of Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode (Calicut) are : Telephone: +91-495-2765679, Fax: 0495-2768219
Courses offered in Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode (Calicut)
M.A. - History,
M.A. - Malayalam,
M.Sc. - Chemistry,
M.Sc. - Zoology with Entomology,
Enrichment Courses (Computer Course, Functional Hindi, German Translation Studies, Copy Writing and Editing, Basic communication skills and Personality Development)
Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode (Calicut) runs course(s) in Arts, Science stream(s).
Malabar Christian College is affiliated with University of Calicut, Kozhikode (Kerala)
Profile of Malabar Christian CollegeEstablished in 1909, Malabar Christian College,Calicut opened up a new chapter in the field of education, making higher education accessible to all the Malabar. The college can boast of a line of distinguished educationalists as principals from Germany, England and Malabar. Initially affiliated to the Madras University, as Basel German Mission College, it later on became Malabar Christian College, affiliated to the University of Calicut. Over the decades the college has developed into a prime educational institution in Malabar, offering diverse courses for study. Situated in the heart of the city, no other college is as accessible as Malabar Christian College.
Media coverage of Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala
Chandys mass contact a huge hitMore than 10,000 applications were submitted at the mass contact programme conducted by the Chief Minister, Mr Oommen Chandy, which evoked overwhelming response despite the motor strike called by unions.
Officials said that the huge crowds who turned up at the Malabar Christian College ground did not include hundreds who were unable to get transport to reach the venue. Mr Chandy kick-started the state-level programme on Saturday.
People started pouring into the venue from the wee hours, hitching rides even in private vehicles.
The Chief Minister congratulated leaders of all political parties who thronged the venue to take up the problems faced by common people.
Political differences should not create impediments helping the masses, he said.
It is a welcome sign that irrespective of the vehicle strike, most of the complainants and peoples representatives arrived for the programme on time.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated the distribution of title-deeds for 1,000 landless families and the distribution of laptops for students who bagged admissions for professional courses.
Mr Chandy also distributed financial assistance to the tune to Rs. 1 crore.
The MLA, Mr A. Pradeepkumar, the minister, Mr M.K. Muneer, the MP, Mr M.K. Raghavan, and the district collector, Mr P.B. Salim, were present.
For those who were unable to attend the programme due to the motor strike, another function would be held on Wednesday in the same venue.
In his speech, Mr Oommen Chandy also urged the people of Marad and Nadapuram to promote communal amity.
During my earlier visit to Marad, I was impressed by the unity shown by the women from both communities and the same feeling should extend to Nadapuram too, he added.
NAAC report of Malabar Christian CollegeMalabar Christian College, Calicut, Kerala made an application to the National Assessment and Accreditation Council for Assessment and Accreditation. Accordingly, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore constituted a Peer Committee with Dr. P. Kanniappan, Vice-Chancellor. Alagappa University, Karaikudi as Chairperson, Prof. K.E. Radhakrishna, Principal. Surana College, Bangalore, as Member- Coordinator and Dr.S.B.Agase, Principal. NES Science College, Nanded, Maharashtra as Member.
The Peer Committee met on 9th evening and after discussions arrived at a plan of action- for conducting the assessment and accreditation. The Peer Committee visited the Malabar Christian College on 10th and 11th September 2004 and prepared an assessment report of the college based on Meetings, Interviews, Interactions, Visits and Verification of documents etc. In this process, the Committee met the members of the Management, the Principal, the Faculty, the Administrative Staff, the Alumni, the Parents and the Students. The report is based on such a process and Accreditation is recommended as per the criteria laid down by NAAC.
Situated at the heart of the city of Calicut, Malabar Christian College is easily accessible for higher education to the residents of Calicut and its suburbs. At a time when education was denied to the lower castes, the German Missionaries, who were the founding fathers of the institution threw open its doors to socially and economically backward classes and the down-trodden, The arrival of Rev John Michale Fritzs on May, 14th, 1842, had a pioneering effect on the educational scenario of Malabar. He established Basel German Evangelical Society with two objectives - the propagation of gospel and the education of local people. He established a chain of schools. The general progress of education in the 1870's, its growing appreciation by the public and the efforts of the education department to improve the standard of education imparted to the students compelled the Mission school to march with the times. Thus the middle school was raised to the status of High school. In 1907 an application was forwarded to the Madras University for affiliation of the institution as a second - Grade College. The affiliation was granted in 1908 and the first college class was formed in 1909, with Rev. W.Muller as principal. The class consisted of fifteen students of which two were women. The optional subjects provided were Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Ancient History, Modern History, and Logic. Within three or four years after the commencement of the classes it was recognized that the separation of the college section from the High School would contribute to the efficiency of the institution as a whole. In 1919, the name of the College was changed into 'Malabar Christian College'. The college had a series of luminaries-both European and Indian to be proud of, serving as Principals. These dignitaries led the institution to the fame it achieved in the Malabar region. The years 1927-1935 saw a gradual increase in the strength of the institution as a whole, both in the college and in the High school. In 1928, the newly formed 'Malabar and South Canara Christian Educational Society' took over all the institutions run by the Basel Mission in the two districts. The institution became a First - Grade College in July 1956 with the starting of B.A. Economics and B.Sc Mathematics. In 1957, the three year B.Sc Degree Courses in Physics, Chemistry and Zoology were introduced. With the starting of the M.Sc course in Zoology in 1964, the college entered the upper realms of higher education. On the formation of the University of Calicut comprising of colleges in Thrichur district and erstwhile in Malabar in July 1968, the college was affiliated to the University of Calicut. In 1980, as in almost all other colleges in the state, the shift system was introduced. The B.A. Course in Malayalam was introduced in the same year. The postgraduate course in History was started in the year 1995.
CRITERION -WISE REPORT
Criterion - I Curricular Aspects:
Malabar Christian College is a college affiliated to the University of Calicut, and is under grant-in-aid from Kerala Government. It is a recognized minority college located in an urban area with a campus of 3.55 acres. It is not an autonomous Institution. It is recognized by the UGC under 2f & 12Bof UGC Act. It has Eight Undergraduate programmes with English, Malayalam, History, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Zoology. Of these, Malayalam, History, Chemistry and Zoology offer Post-Graduate courses. It also offers three Certificate courses. The German Department is a unique one and is a legacy of old Christian Missionary Founders of the college.
The Mission and Goal of the college is to spread the knowledge percolating to the lowest economic and social strata enabling the populace to achieve social and economic quality and to provide education without discrimination.
There are 62 full-time teachers among whom 35 are women. 20 among them possess Ph.D Degree and 20 have done M.Phil. There are few teachers who have registered for PhD and few among them submitted their thesis. There are 7 part-time Teachers, 2 Technical Staff and 40 Administrative Staff. There are 915 students in the UG programme, out of whom 7 students are from other states. There are 78 students pursuing PG programme. Over the years the college has produced many brilliant students who have acquired ranks in the University Examinations. The college follows annual system for UG programmes and semester system for PG programmes. The college has a Central Library, Computer Centre, facilities for Sports, an Electronic Instrumentation repair center, a Canteen, Vehicle parking shed, Youth clinic. It has few Welfare Schemes and Grievance Redressal Mechanism.
The German department has linkages with Max Muller Bhavan, Chennai and the Chemistry department with CWRDM and NITC.
As the college is under affiliating system, it does not have any flexibility to fix and evolve its own academic programmes. It does not have a comprehensive neighborhood networking system, though, the department of Physics is collaborating with the Regional Science Centre and Planetorium. The college has linkages with Rashtriya Saksharatha Mission and Kerala Sastra Sahithya Parishad. As this is one of the oldest colleges in the State, most of the house holds in Calicut has some member who has at some time or other studied in this college.
Criterion - II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation:
The students are selected for admission based on their academic record. SC/ST and backward community students are admitted as per the Kerala Govt. and University regulation. Teachers prepare teaching plan at the beginning of the year and the Teaching plan is examined every term. Assignments are given periodically. Seminars by students are part of internal evaluation. The college does not have any centralized media facility to prepare audio-visuals and other teaching aids. The college functions for 194 days out of which 185 days are utilized for teaching. The ratio of full-time to part time teachers is 62:7 and the ratio of teaching to non teaching staff is 69:42. 90% of classes are engaged by full time faculty. The meeting with the students revealed that they are aware of the evaluation method. The students' performance is monitored through tests, seminars and assignments.
The teachers are recruited according to the rules laid down by the Government of Kerala and the Management recruits teachers on temporary/adhoc basis whenever requirement arises. 40 teachers have participated in National level conferences and 5 at the International Levels, and one teacher has Functioned as a resource person. Teachers' self-appraisals are submitted to the Head of the institution at the end of the academic year. The students also evaluate the teachers performance and the results are disclosed to Individual teachers. The Chemistry department conducted a workshop for Plus two teachers and a National Seminar on 'Chemistry in the New Millennium'. 5 teachers are benefited under Faculty Improvement programme. The Physics department has devised a 'Teaching Kit' and the English department sponsors the 'Indo-Anglian Theatre'. Mention will have to be made to the excellent work done by the Language departments specially that of Hindi, Sanskrit, Malayalam and English. In the department of Hindi all the three teachers are qualified with Ph.D. and are engaged in original works and translations. The Department of Sanskrit has many creative activities . The Department of Malayalam has done noteworthy job. The Department of English had well Known writers in Malayalam like O.V.Vijayan , Sanjayan and Vishnu Namboodhri. In the Department of Chemistry 7 out of 12 teachers possess Ph.D. degree. A special mention is made about Sri. Ravindran of Malayalam Department and Smt.O.J.Chinnamma of Sanskrit Department for involving in Liquor Eradication Programme among the people of the village Kakkapoyil. The entrepreneurship programme conducted by the economics department in association with the Gandhi Centre for rural development Thiruvanthapuram is a good example of inculcating a sense of independence and hands on training among the students. Eco Club is another forum chanalising the energies of students.
Dr.K.V.Thomas of the Department of Malayalam was given the well-known 'Uroob award' for his distinguished literary work 'Nagarathil Paranju Suvishesham '.
Criterion - III: Research, Consultancy and Extension:
The college promotes research by way of project work given to the PG students. The teachers pursuing research are given study leave, but they do not get any seed money. 19% of the teachers are active in research, one among them is a full time research guide and 6 are part time. Consultancy services are provided by the English department by coaching professionals for I.E.L.T.S, the Physics department by maintenance and repairs of equipments, the chemistry department by way of soil testing, water analysis and determination of DRC. It does not have a designated person for extension activities. The English and the Malayalam departments have jointly undertaken a project for compiling English-Malayalam Dictionary. This is a very ambitious programme requiring the total dedication, rigorous and relentless academic persuit. May be this requires a greater help from experts in the field drawn from outside.
Community development, Health and Hygiene awareness, Adult education and literacy, AIDS awareness, Prohibition movement, NSS, NCC, Medical camp, Blood donation camp, Social work and Environment awareness are few extension activities carried by the college. Few members of the faculty are actively engaged in social service activities like anti-liquor drive, adult literacy programme and maintenance of cultural heritage. The University of Calicut has implemented a minimum of 10 days of compulsory social service for the under-graduate courses. The Zoology department is operating a research project by STEC, Government of Kerala. Eco- friends and Save Green Club are engaged in environmental protection.
Ms.O.J. Chinnamma secured the state award for the best NSS officer of the year 1999 and the MCC NSS unit was awarded the best unit award.
Criterion - IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources:
The college is situated in the heart of Calicut city. There is a Campus Development Committee to maintain cleanliness in the campus. The college campus is maintained well and proper inventory is kept. It offers its premises to the University/Governmental agencies and Banks to conduct examinations and the playground facilities are used by the District Sports Council. It also conducts evening courses of Calicut University and a German language and outside research scholars are allowed to have an access to the library. The library is supervised by an advisory committee and it is not interconnected with other libraries. The library has book bank facility, the total computerization of the library is yet to be taken up. It has 27,000 volumes of books. It does not have facilities like Reprography, Audio-video facility and Internet. It works on all working days between 8.30 a.m. and 5 p.m. But it is observed from the registers that the habit of Library use among the students and the faculty need to be encouraged in a much more vigorous fashion. Being one of the oldest Libraries, it has some old rare collections. But proper care does not seem to have been taken for its conservation and preservation. The college has a central computer facility with 9 computers. The departments of Physics & Chemistry have their own computers. It has no health Centre. The college has indoor facilities for games like Table-Tennis. Facilities for outdoor games include courts for Shuttle badminton, Basketball, Handball, Volleyball , Lawn tennis, Football & Cricket apart from ground for athletics. Outstanding sportsmen are given preference in admissions and financial assistance for participation in the events. One student has participated at the regional level, 3 at the state level, 9 at the national level and 1 at the international level events. The achievements done by the students done in Basket ball Volleyball and the womens cricket can be specially mentioned The college does not have any hostel facility, but has a canteen, however minimal services are provided and a Co-operative Store selling stationery, books and also providing loans to its members. 10% of the profit from the co-operative society is distributed as scholarship to the needy students.
Criterion V: Students Support and Progression:
81.2% of the students admitted appear for the qualifying examination and about 22.1% get into employment and 6.6% peruse higher education. This is not a very encouraging situation looking at the longevity and heritage of the college. Being one of the oldest colleges, many of its alumni occupied prominent positions in public life in various fields like Judiciary, Administration, Industry, Sports, Arts, Science and Politics. The college publishes updated prospects annually by giving all the relevant information regarding the courses offered, fee structure and the facilities available in the campus. Central Government Scholarships and the State Government Scholarships and the Youth Clinic Scholarships are offered to the students. The college offers counseling to the needy students and this programme is in its infinite stage. The Alumni Association organizes memorial lectures and is involved in providing additional support to the development of infrastructure but looking at the status and the positions occupied by its large alumni the college can further harness the resources of alumni in building up the institution as a center of excellence.
Indoor and outdoor games, Nature/Debate clubs, magazines, Save green/radio club, theatre workshop, film club are some of the recreation facilities available to the students.
Criterion VI: Organisation and management:
The college has Management Council under the North Kerala dioceses of Church of South India. The day-to-day administration is headed by the principal who is assisted by the staff council, Academic Monitoring Committee. There is a special committee to prepare the academic calendar. The college has conducted an in-service class to the administrative staff to familiarise them with the office management procedures and most of them are exposed to handling basic level in computers. The college collects fees as per the regulations laid down by the University and the Government of Kerala and collects additional fees for admissions under management quota. It has an internal audit mechanism. Financial support for economically backward students by the youth Clinic, the Book Banks and the Merit cum means scholarships are the welfare schemes available to the students. *Grievance Redressal is managed most of the time informally by the faculty, principal and management takes care of students' problems. The Malabar Christian College Co-operative Society offers loans to its members.
Criterion VII: Healthy practices:
The following are the healthy practices noticed:
Seminar and presentation methods
Student's evaluation of the teachers and self appraisals
Linkages with Indo-Anglian Theatre, Max Muller Bhavan, CWRDM & NIT, SSR , OISCA International.
Social awareness created by the youth clinic.
Legal literacy programme
Community service through NSS
Liquor eradication programmes.
After going through the various departments, and holding meetings and discussions with the different stakeholders of Institution the Peer Committee makes the following observations.
The interpersonal and intra-personal relationship in the college community is very harmonious and effective in generating the community fellow feeling in the management of the college.
The approach of the management in upholding the goals and the vision is consistent with its helping economically disadvantaged students.
The overall maintenance of the building, classroom, laboratories and equipment is up to the mark.
The computerization of the office and Library should be properly completed.
Keeping in tune with the modern educational scenario, the college can provide a better networked internet facility.
A plan may be drawn to encourage the teachers to use technological tools more often in making teaching more effective.
Teaching plans could be made more focused and programmed
Various departments can take up relevant research activities however small in quantum and limited in areas of operation in order to enhance the quality of teaching.
The departments of Mathematics, Economics, Botany and History have great potential to grow stronger if they pursue research activity more actively.
A proper grievance redressal mechanism at various levels (Students, Staff and Teachers) could be institutionalized.
Feed back from the students about campus experience can be collected.
A better, hygienic canteen facility will help the students and faculty greatly.
The college should make efforts to mobilize resources available through funding agencies like UGC,DST etc to strengthen research/extension activity. It is noted in this context that no department had availed any research grant from UGC.
The task under taken by English and Malayalam department in compiling the Lexicon Project should be pursued with additional resource inputs in terms of funding, expertise, drawn from outside agencies.
The students strength in few programme could be increased to maximize the utilization benefit and specially in PG courses.
Discussions with the parents reveal that new and relevant courses could enhance the academic strength of the college.
The college prospectus could be made more comprehensive.
An effective monitoring mechanism could be evolved to improve the results of the students in various examinations.
Counseling may be developed as a structural institutional programme taking advantage of the good teacher student ratio.
An internal Quality Assurance Cell is to be established as a follow up measure to continue the quality awareness generated by the NAAC Assessment and aim at making the college a centre of academic excellence.
Looking at the large number of Girls getting admitted, a hostel for them and appointment of a Lady physical Director would be of greater support.
It is very heartening to note that this is one of the heritage colleges of the state but the strength of the past heritage need to be strengthened by consolidating the experiences into a committed present, and having a futuristic vision to keep the institution always strong for the purpose for which the founding fathers of this institution had always dreamt. And therefore convergence of the past with the modern times would make the institution to scale into greater heights.
The Peer Team records its appreciation for the excellent cooperation rendered by the Management- specially the Bishop Rev. Dr.George Isaac, the Manager Commodore Percy Macaden, The Principal Mrs. Gladys . P. Isaac, the College coordinators for the NAAC assessment Dr.P.K.Radhamani, Dr. Lizzy Manjooran ,the Faculty, the Administrative staff and the Students for the excellent cooperation rendered for validating the self-study report and making the assessment of the college.
Dr. P. Kanniappan
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