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Farook Training College, Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala


Farook Training College, Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala
Kozhikode (Calicut) (District Kozhikode (Calicut))
Kerala, India
Pin Code : 673632

Farook Training College, Kozhikode (Calicut) Kerala is a recognised institute / college.
Farook Training College is situated in Kozhikode (Calicut) of Kerala state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Kozhikode (Calicut) comes under Kozhikode (Calicut) Tehsil, Kozhikode (Calicut) District.

Website of Farook Training College, Kozhikode (Calicut) Kerala is http://www.farooktrainingcollege.com/.

Contact Details of Farook Training College, Kozhikode (Calicut) Kerala are : Telephone: +91-495 2440662, 2443218

Other colleges of Farook Colleges Group, Kozhikode (Calicut)
Farook College, Calicut
Farook Institute of Management Studies, Kozhikode (Calicut)
Rouzathul Uloom Arabic College, Kozhikode (Calicut)


Farook Training College, Kozhikode (Calicut) Kerala runs course(s) in Education stream(s).
B.Ed English, Malayalam, Social Studies, Maths, Natural Science, Physical Science

Approval details: Farook Training College is affiliated with University of Calicut, Calicut (Kerala)

Profile of Farook Training College

The College is situated on a beautiful hillock in Farook College Campus, 15 kms south of Calicut, 10 kms north of Calicut University Campus, and 5 kms from Feroke railway station. 15 kms north of Calicut International airport. Farook Training College, established in 1961 by Rauzathul Uloom Association, is the first teacher training college managed by Muslim Minority in the state to promote the cause of education in Malabar, to provide quality teacher education to all classes of people, to attract and encourage talented students towards teaching profession, especially from among financially and educationally backward Muslim minority students and the other marginalized sections of the society. The College was initially affiliated to the University of Kerala and later it was affiliated to University of Calicut in 1968. At present the college is providing courses in education at graduate and post graduate level at B.Ed level. All the courses offered are recognized by National Council for teacher Education. The College has excellent infrastructure and premium faculty. The college is to make distinctive and eloquent contribution to the course of teacher education and to promote research in various branches of teacher education.

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NAAC report of Farook Training College

Farook Training College, Calicut, Kerala submitted its Self Appraisal Report in 2006 to the National Assessment and Accreditation Council for assessment and accreditation of the college. NAAC constituted a Peer Team with Professor Dr. S. Lakshmi, Former Vice Chancellor, Mother Theresa Women's University, Kodaikanal, Tamilnadu as Chairperson, Dr. (Sr.) Lilian Rosario, Principal, St.Teresa's Institute of Education, S.V.Road, Santacruz(W),Mumbai, Maharashtra and Dr. S. Bhaskara, Principal, IASE, R. V.Teachers' College, Bangalore, Karnataka as Members.

The Team visited the college on 2- 3, November 2006. The Peer Team interacted with the Management, the Principal, the Teaching-Faculty, Non-Teaching Staff, Students, Alumni and Parents. The Team went through the necessary records and documents, to validate the Self Appraisal Report. The members visited the classrooms, the department, laboratories, library and other facilities and the Assessment Report of the Peer Team is given below.

The Farook Training College was established in 1961 by Rouzathul Uloom Association. It is the first teacher training college managed by the Muslim Minority in the state to promote the cause of education in Malabar. This college is the third institution established by the R U A, with six optional methodology subjects. Commerce as an optional methodology is offered from 2001 in the self financing mode. M.Ed., Degree was introduced in 1995.

The College is located in a rural setting in a campus area of 5 acres. This is the only college of Education, among 11 institutions, established under the same management. It is a grant- in- aid institution which is yet to get the status of autonomy. The college is affiliated to Calicut University and has secured recognition of the UGC under 2 (f) and 12 (B) of UGC Act (No.CDC B-Misc. 1861-2004 dt. 06-05-05)

NCTE has granted recognition for B.Ed., ( 280 = 250 B.Ed., general + 30 B.Ed., Commerce) in July 04 (F.KL / SE / C / N / 10 / SRO / NCTE / 2004 - 2005 / 4871 /
dt. 13-07-04 ) and for M.Ed., Course in August 2000 ( FKL M.Ed., / 06 / SRC / NCTE / 2000-01 / 1639 dated 21-8-2000)

The college offers one year Secondary Teacher Training course leading to the B.Ed., degree and one year M.Ed., degree course. The total intake for B.Ed., and M.Ed., course is 280 and 20 respectively. Special methods of teaching are English, Malayalam, Mathematics, Natural Science, Physical Science, Social studies and Commerce.

The vision of the college is stated thus : 'To become a center par excellence of Teacher Education, unique in experience, value based in approach, pioneering in efforts for enriching and fulfilling life of all'

The mission is 'To impart state-of-the-art knowledge into pre-service teachers in various educational disciplines and to inculcate in them high degree of social consciousness and human values, thereby enabling them and their students to face the challenges of life with courage and conviction'

The management runs ( besides Farook Training College) the following institutions, Farook College, RUA College, Al Farook Educational Centre, Al Farook Women's College, Al Farook Residential English Medium School, Farook High School, Farook Higher Secondary School, Farook L.P.School, Farook Institute of Management Studies , P.M.Institute of Civil Service Examination and Eleven Hostels for boys and girls.

The unit cost ( total annual recurring expenditure divided by the number of students enrolled) is Rs.25125, ie., Rs.7537482 / 300. Semester system is followed for academic work of the college, both for B.Ed. and M.Ed. Sources of funding for the institution besides Government grant, include donations from Management), self-financing courses and fees. The college is yet to tap funding resources, such as, fund raising drives, Alumni Association, counsultancy and others.

The college has secured UGC funding of Rs.148500/- for the year 2005-06. Details of previous year calendar (2004-05) of the B.Ed., Course show :total teaching days-142, total working days-192, total pre practice preparation days- 20, total practice teaching days- 30, number of practice lessons for each student- 30 and number of study-tour days- 3. Details of previous year calendar (2004-2005) of the M.Ed., course show for 2 Semesters: Total number of working days - 223, total number of teaching days - 210, number of days for data collection - 15, number of lessons and days used for observation of class as part of project - 5 days, Lessons and study tour days - 5.

CRITERION I : Curricular Design and Planning
Admissions to the B.Ed. and M.Ed. Degree Courses are based on the rules and regulations of the Government of Kerala and the University of Calicut. Students are selected on the basis of State Level Entrance Test and Academic records. 20% of seats are reserved for SC/ST candidates and 3% seats are reserved for differentally abled candidates.

In the first week of the course, students are tested for their knowledge of subjects in which they intend to specialize along with linguistic, numerical and conceptual skills. Those who are found deficient are put through an area based remedial teaching. Peer assistance is arranged for weaker students. This is a good arrangement.

Advanced learners are given opportunities to present seminars in class; they are utilized in out reach programme for rendering teaching service in the model schools. The programme offers linguistic flexibility in the area of answering the exam papers. Students have an option of choosing between English and Malayalam. Talented students are given opportunities to participate in inter collegiate, University and National programmes. During the summer vacation the faculty members under the guidance of the Principal prepare detailed course outlines for the academic year. Majority of the faculty members are instrumental in providing inputs towards restructuring the B.Ed curriculum.

The Year Plan clearly indicates the specific responsibility of each faculty. The members of the staff share the scholastic and co-scholastic responsibilities. Due weightage is given to the handling of theoretical and practicum components of the curriculum. Programmes are revised periodically based on the evaluation made to ascertain their strengths and weaknesses.

The institution ensures the attainment of objectives by input verification, continuous evaluation of the process and its output and also through mid course corrections. The entire work schedule and planning for the academic year is adjusted to fit into the time slots provided to the college by the practice teaching schools and the internship programmes.

The College provides leadership in curricular designing and planning of B.Ed. and M.Ed. courses of Calicut University through taking initiative, providing venue for intended programmes and expertise.

CRITERION II : Curriculum Transaction and Evaluation
Each year the institution designs an academic calendar for the effective transaction of the B.Ed. and M.Ed. curricula. Detailed and comprehensive planning of the curriculum transactions and evaluations are outlined. This helps the institution in utilizing the available time and resources optimally.

The institution tackles both the pragmatic and theoretical issues that underscore the delivery of the curriculum.

To promote interactive teaching-learning, the College has mentioned various strategies like group discussions, round robin, debates, peer tutoring, co-operative learning, Socratic dialogue, simulation, mock parliament, use of interactive software, group projects and learning games. These strategies enrich the social, communication and questioning skills and enhance better teacher pupil relation.

Pre practice teaching related experiences are provided by Pedagogic content analysis, lesson planning, developing core teaching skills through micro teaching & simulated teaching, practice of models of teaching and observation of demonstration lessons.

For Practice teaching in schools trainees choose from the schools listed by the college and spend 30 days in classroom teaching and give 30 lessons in their optional subjects. Students also compulsorily observe at least four lessons of their peers. Teaching is assessed by college teachers and school mentors using a structured proforma.

Post - teaching activities include feedback sessions and sharing of observation of teaching by college teachers and mentor observation of peer teaching & feedback. It is desirable for the college to organize orientation programme for the school mentors on their role and responsibilities.

Evaluation methods are communicated to students at the outset of the course. They are provided with continuous and comprehensive evaluation. The members of the staff are encouraged to participate in the development programmes like refresher courses, orientation programmes, workshops and conferences at the State and National levels. Some of the faculty have also served as resource persons in the local and national seminars/conferences/workshops

Self Appraisal Proformas are used to evaluate faculty performance. Regular students appraisal is conducted into teaching as students evaluate teacher performance and also the institution's performances twice in an academic year viz, at the end of first term and last term.

The institution is a center for the IGNOU B.Ed. programme since 2000. It makes use of the Print, Audio, Video materials as well as the direct relay system of IGNOU to strengthen its programmes. It also has national and state-level linkages in the field of research.

The institution aims at meaningfully integrating the aspects of theory and practicum. At the Master's level students are exposed to project work and dissertations.

Through democratically elected student representatives, the college conducts varied and rich co-curricular activities like Yoga, SUPW, Physical Education, Community Work, Field Trips, Excursions, Quiz, Seminars, Value-Oriented Programmes, Environmental Awareness Programmes, Community Living Camps and so on.

To promote civic responsibilities, leadership training and total development of the personality, the college conducts theme based community living camp and educational excursions for three to four days.

CRITERION III: Research, Development and Extension
Farook Training College is engaged in a variety of research, development and extension activities.
The members of the faculty possess research degrees while those who don't are currently pursuing it, as the institution provides various incentives to motivate its faculty.

Eight of the staff members are holders of the Ph.D. while five of them have an M.Phil degree. Six others are working on their Doctoral research, one is under FIP scheme. They also have one research guide and two ongoing UGC financed minor research projects. Seven staff members have published articles in reputed journals and three staff members have published a book each.

Though the institution is not an approved centre for Research, it fosters budding researchers. The faculty are involved in publishing articles at national and international forums. The institute tries to lend its expertise at various levels i.e. the District, University and State levels. It also provides consultancy services to the research scholars and M.Ed. students outside the institution.

The college establishes links with neighbouring villages in an attempt to uplift them. The staff and students visit them and work in co-ordination with agencies that are run at the local level. The institute maintains constant rapport with many social groups like CIGI,AWH,SURAKSHA, THANAL, Rotary Club of Calicut and AIDS awareness programme cell.

Self instructional, print, non-print and digitalized materials are developed as an aid to teaching-learning process. F.T.C. needs to strengthen its extension and material development activities further.

Criterion IV :- Infrastructure & Learning Resources
The infrastructure appears to be sufficient in number and the college seems to be making use of them well. The management has comprehensive arrangements for the upkeep of its campus and infrastructure. It tries to use its infrastructure facilities optimally by encouraging other agencies- GO's and others - to organize variety programmes, examinations etc. on its campus. The institution is located in a scenic campus and is singularly free from noise and pollution. It has well maintained loans, playgrounds and a spacious auditorium. As the campus accommodates all other institutions managed by the RUA, the facilities are shared and optimally used.

The institution has a library advisory committee headed by the Principal. During the year 2005-2006, seven hundred and eighty eight books were purchased at a cost of Rs. 155324/-. The library has adequate number of books, educational journals and periodicals for B.Ed and M.Ed courses. It also has a strong reference section with updated materials. Facilities like audio- video cassettes, CD ROMs and reprography are also made available to the faculty and students. The library is open on all working days from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. The library services are yet to be fully computerized. Creating a book bank facility through which each student is issued books for the semester on payment of 20% of the cost of books (non-refundable) may also be considered.

There is a computer lab with 27 computers for the use of B. Ed. and M. Ed. students. Networking and use of Internet facilities, however needs to be augmented.

The college has 4 laboratories and one workshop as per NCTE norms. The facilities in the various laboratories while adequate at present, may be constantly upgraded to meet the changing requirements of teacher education. While the College is at present occasionally utilizing the language laboratory facility of the Farook Arts College, it may also consider setting up a language laboratory exclusively for student teachers to enhance their communication skills.

The institution has one multipurpose hall, one Conference hall (both used on sharing basis) and seven lecture rooms. It has adequate furniture for the students, the faculty and support staff. Physical education facilities are also there and some of the students have won prizes too. The college has hostel facilities for boys and girls separately. This feature of having eleven hostels for all RUA institutions, well maintained and run in a disciplined manner could be the envy of any educational institution.

Support facilities such as a medical care unit, co-operative society, Bank-extension counter, cafeteria - are all available on the campus and shared by the sister institution. The college has separate facilities for indoor and outdoor games. Students are encouraged to participate in intercollegiate and university level tournaments. Many of them have won medals and awards in state and regional level competitions.

Criterion V :- Student support and Progression
The college has been producing good results for the last 3 years. Eighty percent of the students progress to employment and another 10% go for higher studies. 88 students in the year 2003-04 and 110 have passed the State Eligibility Test conducted by the Government of Kerala for selecting Higher Secondary School Teachers. Five students have also passed the NET examination in the year 2004-05. The college has a healthy tradition of collecting feedback from students annually through the Student Evaluation Proforma on Institution (SEPI). The dimensions covered relate to the following institutional aspects - facilities, administration, curricular and co-curricular activities. It is administered at the end of the course, discussed by the Principal and staff and possible solutions are sorted out promptly. The Student Evaluation Proforma on Institution (SEP2) is administered twice in an academic year and includes the following major aspects viz., course content, relevance, depth, coverage and feasibility. Student Evaluation Proforma on Teachers, (SEP3) is also administered twice in an academic year and it covers the following aspects of teacher performance: transactions, communications, subject competency, commitment, evaluation and feedback, teacher behaviour and management competency. The student reflections are circulated among the concerned teachers for necessary self - improvement. The general feedback for the year 2004-05 reveals that the teacher performance is generally above average. The college may consider strengthening this feedback mechanism and conduct necessary intervention programmes / professional development programmes to enhance teacher competencies. Dissemination of this practice to other educational institutions may help to develop a healthy and competitive education environment.

A good number of scholarships are available to students like SC, ST, OBC and others. The college provides guidance and counselling and has a placement cell. It has strong linkages with the other schools and institutions of the Malabar region which helps the student teachers for their internship and later on for placements. In addition, the college has a talent pool for co-curricular/extra curricular activities such as music, dance, theatre and sports. The students regularly participate in the cultural festivals hosted by different colleges / university and are receipts of many awards. The college has an alumni association which meets at periodic intervals. Most of the alumni are well placed in various positions ranging from Head masters to Collector and State Government services.

Criterion VI :- Organization and Management
The internal coordinating and monitoring of the college is carried out by the Management Committee. Student Council, PTA and alumni association. The Principal is an ex-officio member of all these bodies. The Farook Training College has a progressive Management Committee which oversees the management of the institution, long term planning, innovation and improvement, resource mobilization and annual budgeting. The Staff Council performs the co-ordinating and monitoring functions related to examinations, maintenance of infrastructure, academic monitoring and professional development of its members. Work efficiency of the non teaching staff is checked and monitored through internal checks. Many of the decisions taken by the institution have been approved or are in the process of approval by competent authorities. Staff are recruited as per KCSR and NCTE rules. The fees are collected as per the Government of Kerala regulations. It is nice to know that the college is having excess budget in the last 3 years. Accounts are audited regularly by internal and external auditors. Facilities are provided in the form of loans to teaching and non teaching staff. There is a grievance redressal cell in the college. Loans are available from Banks and other agencies to staff. Modern management concepts are in vogue in the college. The College has good collaborations with National and International agencies. Innovations are yet to be developed by the institution. The college must specialize in one or the other fields.

Overall Analysis and Recommendations
Farook Training College is situated on a hillock, 15 kms, South of Calicut City. It is a Muslim minority college which promotes a secular academic ambience. The college offers B.Ed., and M.Ed., regular courses. It has adequate infrastructure with spacious and well furnished class rooms, Seminar halls, auditorium, laboratories, library and others. The college has adequate learning, resources for the effective functioning of the pre-service teacher education programme.

This college has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IGNOU, which has its programme center for B.Ed., in the campus for 200 students. The admission for both B.Ed., and M.Ed., courses is based on entrance test, interview, merit and reservation. The college provides opportunities to enrich the experience of student teachers, in an atmosphere of freedom, to examine issues relating to education. The students and staff have access to the computer-laboratory which has 27 computers. The faculty members are familiar with the applications of equipment available in the college.

The college library has 14600 volumes of books, which includes encyclopedia of education, journals and periodicals. The library is adequately utilized by the staff and students of the Farook. Training college and the IGNOU students for whom the college is a programme center.

Learner-centred methods and interactive instructional strategies are attempted here. Unitization of syllabi and diagnostic approach to identify student-deficiencies need mention. .

The institution has 27 qualified faculty, who are provided with opportunities, to utilize programmes for professional growth. Orientation and in service programmes are conducted by the college for the teachers of the schools. The faculty of the college have initiated some research work - one member of the faculty is serving as a research supervisor and two UGC - sponsored research projects are in progress. Admission procedures and evaluation are transparent, with a specific feed back mechanism. For student teachers remedial programmes and bridge-courses are conducted as also for the slow learners of the model school, which is in the same campus.

For teaching practice and internship, student teachers are sent to 31 cooperating schools. Regarding curriculum designing, the scope of flexibility is limited, as it is an affiliated college.

The college has an academic calendar which is regularly adhered to. Flexibility and systematic utilization of the calendar is observable. The initiative of the college to establish a guidance and placement cell deserves appreciation.

The college which is situated in a sprawling campus has adequate hostel facilities for boys and girls. Student teachers are supported financially by scholarships and other facilities. The college has adequate facilities for Physical education and Health education.
The college enjoys discipline, both internal and external. Very good interpersonal rapport is observable in the functioning of the institution.

Continuous and comprehensive evaluation procedure is followed with maintenance of proper records by the institution. Practical and theory examinations for both B.Ed., and M.Ed., are conducted as per the University requirements. For B.Ed., practicals, the college assigns a minimum number of 30 practice teaching lessons to each student teacher. The examination results are very good. (100% for the year 2004-05)

Recommendations :
The curriculum for B.Ed., and M.Ed., is designed by the Calicut University and hence the College has limited freedom in planning the curriculum. But innovations in teaching-learning transaction, such as optimal utilization of educational technology, for preparation of CDs for lessons learnt at College and for school-pupils. Other innovations for effective learner-centred transaction could also be tried.

Linkage with other colleges of education and Arts and Science and collaboration with sister institutions in the Farook Institutional complex are suggested.

The Institution-schools-community networking needs to be planned for effective collaboration of its members.

Of the 27 Faculty members, 8 are Ph.Ds and 5 are M.Phils. 6 members are Ph.D. Scholars. This aspect needs to be appreciated. It is recommended that all faculty members should acquire their research qualifications at the earliest.

Research inputs of this institution which offers B.Ed., and M.Ed., programmes need to be strengthened. The problems of research worked out by M.Ed., students and the faculty, could be ensured to be application oriented for education today. Research projects by faculty and institutional projects are recommended.

The College has made an attempt to prepare a Research - Tool Bank with scoring key and other related accessories. M.Ed Dissertation Abstracts are compiled. The College could publish a journal of research as the faculty have the motivation for the same.

The College has adequate facilities for research and should plan for becoming a Research Center for Education in the near future.
It is worthy to find that the college provides facilities for the B.Ed., programme of IGNOU as Programme Center. It is essential that the infrastructural facilties of this college, should be utilized optimally for furthering the growth of teacher education.

Computer knowledge and skills for administration of the library and office are to be utilized effectively.

Computerization of the library could help in systematization and speeding up of the process of maintenance and distribution of books and journals and linkage with other libraries.

The College offers information - communication technology for all students (core paper) from 2005.

Certified courses for providing computer literacy and communication skills in English for all the students could be provided as add-on-courses. A similar attempt could be made in Malayalam too.

The College has a good range of equipment for educational technology, CDs and CAI materials prepared by staff, along with charts, maps and others. It is essential that student-teachers should be effectively equipped with the skills of CD production for practice-teaching and CAI in school teaching.

The Alumni Association needs to be strengthened for the growth and development of this college.

Counselling Unit with a professionally - qualified counsellor is suggested.

Periodic meetings by the college for the heads and faculty members of cooperating schools are suggested. Proforma for evaluation by the Heads of these schools could be prepared to get effective feed back on practice teaching programme, systematically and regularly.

The College could plan for professional growth, for the next five years. Implementation of the same should be attempted with care and concern.

For further quality improvement of teacher education an Internal Quality Assurance cell may be established and the College should plan for autonomy in the near future.

Farook Training College, Calicut has the potential for professionalism in
teacher-education. It has the advantage of being a member of fairly large educational society which is financially sound, academically vibrant and secular in its functioning.
The Peer Team wishes that Farook Training College should strive towards Excellence in Teacher Education and leave a significant legacy in educating teachers for Kerala and for the whole nation.

Dr. S. Lakshmi

Dr. (Sr.) Lilian Rosario

Dr. S. Bhaskara

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