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Zamorins Guruvayurappan College, Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala


Zamorins Guruvayurappan College, Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala
Address:P.O. Guruvayurapan College
Kozhikode (Calicut) (District Kozhikode (Calicut))
Kerala, India

Zamorins Guruvayurappan College, Kozhikode (Calicut) Kerala is a recognised institute / college. Zamorins Guruvayurappan College, Kozhikode (Calicut) Kerala was established on / in 1877.

Zamorins Guruvayurappan 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.

Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Zamorins Guruvayurappan College, Kozhikode (Calicut) Kerala is (are) : +91-495-2742473.

Website of Zamorins Guruvayurappan College, Kozhikode (Calicut) Kerala is http://www.zgcollege.org/.

Contact Details of Zamorins Guruvayurappan College, Kozhikode (Calicut) Kerala are : Telephone: +91-495-2331046


Zamorins Guruvayurappan College, Kozhikode (Calicut) Kerala runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Science stream(s).
1. Economics with Modern Indian History & Political Science-(Sub)
2. Malayalam and Sociology Pattern II
3. Hindi and History Pattern II
4. English with Social and Cultural History of Britain & World History (Sub)
5. History with General Economics & Indian Constitution and Politics(Sub)

1. Physics with Maths & Chemistry(Sub)
2. Chemistry with Maths & Physics(Sub)
3. Botany with Chemistry & Zoology(Sub)
4. Zoology with Chemistry & Botany(Sub)
5. Mathematics with Statistics & Physics(Sub)
BCom With Income Tax law and Practice
1. Economics
2. Sociology
3. English
4. Malayalam
1. Physics (Self-financing 2002-03)
2. Chemistry with Polymer Chemistry
3. Botany
4. Health and Yoga Therapy
MCom With Financial Management

Approval details: Zamorins Guruvayurappan College is affiliated with University of Calicut, Calicut (Kerala)

Profile of Zamorins Guruvayurappan College

The Zamorin of Calicut, H.H.Sri.Manavikraman Maharaja Bahadur, K.C.S.J., F.M.U., started an English school in June 1877, to impart English education to the young members of the Zamorins family. Today, it has grown into a prestigious institution, known as The Zamorins Guruvayurappan College . In 1878, it came to be known as Kerala Vidyasala and it was thrown open to the Hindu boys of all castes.

Media coverage of Zamorins Guruvayurappan College, Kozhikode (Calicut) Kerala, Kerala

NAAC report of Zamorins Guruvayurappan College

The Zamorin Raja of Calicut, H.H.P.K Manavikaraman Maha Raja Bahadur KCSI, FMU, started an English school, to impart English education to the young members of Zamorin family. The institution was named as Kerala Vidyasala in 1978 and got affiliated to the University of Madras as a second Grade College in the year 1979. The institution was renamed as the Zamorin's College in 1900. In 1955 the college was shifted to the present sprawling campus of 92 acres and was renamed as Guruvayurappan College, as it received some funding from the Guruvayoor Temple Devsowm. In 1957 the college got affiliated to the University of Travancore, which became the University of Kerala in 1958.The affiliation of the college was transferred to the newly formed University of Calicut in 1968.

The central mission of the college is to 'provide sufficient nourishment to an individual through the right combination of environmental setting and quality service in order to rise towards excellence, which calls for individual efforts'. The goal is to 'help the students achieve academic excellence and play the role of socially responsible individuals by inculcating social values'.

The college is a grant-in-aid institution under Govt. of Kerala. It has been accorded UGC recognition under 2(f) in 1972.

The college offers in all eleven Under-Graduate and seven Post-Graduate courses in the faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce. Six subjects in the science faculty, eight in arts and one in commerce are available. Out of the permanent faculty strength of 81, there are 18 teachers with Ph.D and 24 hold M.Phil degree. The number of female teachers is 49.The total strength of non-teaching staff is 52of which the number of technical and laboratory staff is 24. The total student strength of the college is 1610 of which 1398 are enrolled for UG programmes and 212 for PG programmes. The 'Unit Cost' of education is Rs. 17,513/- (including salary).

The Zamorin's Guruvayurappan College volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, and submitted the Self-Study Report in the month of October 2003. The NAAC constituted a Peer Team to visit the college and to validate the Self-Study Report. The team comprising of Prof.S.P.Hiremath, Former Vice Chancellor, Kuvempu University as Chairman, Prof.B.G.Mulimuni, Professor of Physics, Karnataka University Dharwad and Dr.P.Jeyaram, Prinicpal, R.V.S College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore as Members, visited the college during 25 to 27th February 2004.

The Peer Team carefully perused and analysed Self-Study Report submitted by the institution. During the institutional visited the team went through all the relevant documents visited the departments and examined the facilities and the various constituents of the college. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension activities of the college were also scrutinized. The Peer Team interacted with the Management, the Principal, faculty members, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the institution. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer Team has made judgment. The assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the suggestions for further growth of the institution are given, in the following sections.

The college, being affiliated to the University of Calicut, follows the curricula designed by the University. The structure of the programmes offered at the Under-Graduate level has three parts. The subject English is offered as Part I, and students have to select any one subject among Malayalam, Hindi and Sanskrit under part II .In part III, B.A & B.Sc students have to choose one subject as Main and two subjects as Subsidiaries. At B.Com the optional subject available is Finance. All the Under-Graduate courses follow the annual pattern. Post- Graduate courses in Economics, Sociology, English, Malayalam, Botany, Chemistry and Commerce are offered under semester scheme. Though the programmes offered are not fully vocational in nature, the contents of the syllabi for various subjects has components which enhance the job opportunities in the areas of Information science, Electronics, Biotechnology, Genetics, Management techniques, Industrial relations, Tax laws, etc.

To introduce a new programme, within the regulations of the University, usually it takes nearly six months for the college. The Board of Studies at the University level frames the syllabi of the various courses. The teachers of the college have been contributing to the framing of the syllabi by being chairpersons and members of the Board of Studies of various subjects.

The Computer Centre in the college conducts short-term and long-term courses, which are specifically designed to meet the requirements of the students and administrative staff. The courses available are PGDCA- a course of three year duration; Advance Diploma in Computer Application of 6 months duration and Basic computer courses.

The Campus Research Centre (CRC), founded by Prof.T.Shobindran, a former teacher of the college, provides students an unique educational experience via college neighborhood interaction activities.

The curricular aspects of the programmes offered in the college are broadly in line with the mission and goal of the college.

There are 1610 students pursuing various courses offered by the Zamorin's Guruvayurappan College, of which about 60% are women students. The admissions are made by the Admission Committee consisting of the senior teachers of all the disciplines and the committee interviews each applicant seeking admission and counsels in the choice of courses. Admissions are done on the basis of academic records and follow the rules of the Government of Kerala regarding reservation. The college arranges seminars and workshops for the advanced learners. They are also sent to participate in seminars organized by various other institutions. Teachers take special interest to identify such students and motivate them in their chosen field.

There are eleven academic departments in the college of which seven departments offer Post-Graduate courses. The college follows the unitized syllabus of the University of Calicut and the teachers prepare advance lesson-plan every month and periodically review the same. There are 81 teachers in the college, of which 62% are lady teachers. The students have shown consistently good performance at their university examinations securing ranks and high pass percentages. All departments organize seminars, guest lectures, essay competitions, debates, etc. through the respective department associations. Industrial and field trips are frequently organized. Slides and transparencies are also used by the staff members in addition to the chalk and board method. Thus, the quality system of the college includes Teacher's Diary - promoting planned teaching, Credit Rating System - motivating students for higher performance at the university level examinations, Interactive Sessions- improving knowledge, study and communication skills and Students Feed-back - improving faculty performance.

The college works for 192 days in a year, of which 180 are teaching days. The college informs the students about the 'Credit Rating System', a unique system to customize their services by grading students based on the credits they acquire.

The teachers are recruited, by a duly constituted Staff Selection Committee ,as per the provision of the statute of University of Calicut and the rules of Govt of Kerala. The college management has the freedom to appoint teaching and non-teaching staff on ad-hoc basis with the financial support of the Parent Teachers Associations (PTA).

The college follows the self-appraisal method for teachers besides the appraisal by the Head of the Department and the Principal. The college has made full use of the Faculty Development Grant of the UGC. As many as 14 members have earned their Ph.D and M.Phil degrees during the IX plan period, and the teachers are liberally permitted to attend seminars, conferences, orientation courses and refresher courses. About 80 staff members attended seminars/conferences /workshop as participants, while 8 worked as resource persons at National level in the last 2 years, and another 3 staff participated at International level. The various departments have also organized about 20 workshop/seminars/conferences at Regional and National level for the benefit of staff and students. One lady staff member of Zoology Department has received the Young Scientist Award of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. In the past, three teachers, including the Principal, have received M.M.Ghani award instituted by the University of Calicut. The Principal has also received Siva Prasad Memorial Award. The college has received some advanced reference books from Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), The American Library and Sastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi.

The teachers are encouraged, by the management, to do research by giving study leave and adjustment leave. About 25% of the teachers are engaged in active research. Many teachers have published research articles and about 15 faculty members are regularly publishing. Two staff members are recognized guides of the university. Some of the members of the English department have undertaken research programmes relating to Canadian literature with the support form Indian Association of Canadian Studies (IACS). At present 21 teachers are pursuing Ph.D programmes of which 11 are fulltime scholars and 10 part-time.

The college duly publicizes the expertise available for consultancy service. One staff member of sociology department is a consultant of the State Management Agencies (SMA) which co-ordinates AIDS control programmes in Kerala in collaboration with Kerala State AIDS Control Society.

The college has a number of extension activities through NSS, NCC and CSS. It has designated Co-ordinator for CSS and Programme Officer for NSS, with additional charge. The activities promote community development and national integration. The college has two units of NSS and one unit of NCC. In the past, NSS Program Officer of the college has won the prestigious Best NSS Program Officer Award of the Govt.of Kerala. The broad areas of the various extension activities of the college include, community development, social work, health and hygiene awareness, adult education and literacy, blood donation camp, AIDS awareness and environmental awareness. The Campus Research Centre has been conducting Environmental Awareness Programme through NSS units of the college. The Peer Team is pleased to mention that a eco-friendly check-dam was constructed with the help of adivasi people at Wayanad. Three of the NCC students have joined Defence Services.

The CRC, A.C.K RAJA memorial Art Gallery, A.C.K RAJA All -Kerala Artist Camp, the biggest Campus Statue, a mural art gallery, V.K.Krishna Menon Forum, etc. are the examples of the outreach programmes carried out by the college. The students of the college exhibit remarkably high performance in literary and debate competitions as well as various cultural programmes. During the current year, the college has been the regional champion of the Mathurubhoomi Kalolasavam. The students have also secured the 4th position in Calicut University B-Zone Arts Festival. One member of Botany department was a resource person in the Nature Camp conducted at Kakkayam by the World Wild Life Fund India (WWF) in 2002. It may also be noted that teachers of the college have served as members of the Block Level Expert Committee (BLEC) of Kozhikode block panchayat and Block Level Technical Advisory Committee (BLTAC). Many of the teachers are also associated with the activities of the NGO's and GO's in the region.

The three blocks of college building are situated on the vast vista of 92 acres including the playground, set in natural surroundings with tall trees. A PG block is constructed at a cost of Rs.55 lakh with the financial assistance from the UGC and the college management.

The PTA block accommodates computer center of the college, which was donated by PTA and the computers were purchased from the M.P's Fund. The extension of the commerce block was funded by the management and it accommodates the Health centre, Carrier Guidance Centre and Indoor Games.

The college has got adequate number of rooms for the purposes of teaching, practical work, library, reading, games and cultural activities, post office, extension centre of Punjab National Bank, two student hostels, a botanical garden, an animal house, a gymnasium, etc. Adequate financial resources are allocated for the maintenance of buildings.

Ever since the college was started, it has been continuously making efforts to keep the campus beautiful and pollution free. The library has a separate building, with 55,000 books and it subscribes to over 140 journals. The library functions on all working days from 9 am to 4:30 pm. It offers limited access to outsiders for reference and research purposes. The process of computerization of Library has been initiated.

The computer centre has 16 computers. The computer centre offers short-term courses to Off-Campus students apart from imparting computer education to regular students. Research scholars and students from other colleges make use of computers.

The college auditorium and the open-air theaters are used to conduct cultural programs, seminars and other student activities. The college offers infrastructure facilities for private candidates of the university of Calicut and other bodies to write examinations. The playground is utilized to the maximum extent for conducting tournaments, coaching camps etc, of the college as well as that of near by institutions. Thus the college ensures optimum use of infrastructural facilities. The Green Campus is eco-friendly, endowed with natural beauty and surrounded by vistas of landscape, located at a higher altitude away from the din and bustle of Calicut City. The environmental setting is ideal for academic activities and creative thinking.

The college has playgrounds for foot-ball, hockey, cricket, kabadi, etc. The college also has a gymnasium. The students of the college have excelled in various events at university levels. It is interesting to note that the college has instituted several awards and incentives to outstanding sports persons. A special event called 'SPORTS EVE' honours the sports persons who win laurels. The Peer Team is happy to note that one of the students is an Asian Gold Medalist in power lifting. Preferences are given in admission under sports quota for outstanding athletics and players. The institution also runs two hostels, one for boys and another for girls.

Alumni Association has a large number of alumni working in all the fields - education, administration, politics, public-administration, judiciary and service sectors. During the last five years, as many as 30 students have passed UGC - CSIR, NET examinations-which is worth mentioning and some have passed civil service examination.

The college collects feedback from the students and uses them to get input for correction and improvement. The institution publishes its updated prospectus in the form of information brochure annually.

Financial assistance is available to regular students of the college by way of State and Central Government scholarship, Ex-servicemen scholarship; State merit scholarship, Fisheries scholarship; KPCR scholarships etc. Calicut university scholarship and poor students fund helps the poor students in the institution. Thirty-four cash prizes, trophies and medals are instituted by the benefactactors to encourage the students. About 320 students got financial assistance in the last 2 years. Personal counseling to students is done through a tutorial system.

There is an employment cell with a convener who counsels the students. Discussions on job opportunities and training for specialized skills are conducted for the benefit of the students. Last year five companies came for campus recruitment and selected 25 students from out of the 30 short-listed students of the placement cell. Many students are encouraged to seek self-employment.

Alumni Association of the college is very active. It has contributed the library block to the college and has planned to have a directory of the alumni. Recreational and leisure time activities are available to students which include indoor and outdoor games, nature club, debate club, cultural programmes, dance and music and college magazine.

The college has an efficient internal co-ordination and monitoring mechanism and is run and managed by the Planning Board. The Executive Committee is the internal co-ordinating and monitoring agency. The Organization and Management committee evaluates the performance of each department. This committee also reviews the results of the class tests and the terminal examinations. The College Management maintains an overall supervision and ensures consistent improvement in academic matters and extend all help by providing necessary facilities.

There is a special committee, consisting of the senior members of the college, to prepare the college general timetable and internal examinations schedule. There is also a committee consisting of the manager of the college, principal and representatives of teaching and non-teaching staff to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. The college has been conducting several professional development programmes and computer awareness programmes for the non-teaching staff. In all, during the last three years, the college has conducted 4 professional development programmes with the participation of 16 non-teaching staff in each programme and two-computer awareness programmes wherein 20 non-teaching members in each programme participated.

The college collects tuition and other fees as prescribed by the University of Calicut and there has been no change in it during the last three years. The college has a deficit budget for the last two years and the management has contributed to cover the deficit. There is a special three-member committee headed by an administrative staff, which checks the accounts daily. There is Credit Co-operative Society in the college, which provides loan and credit facilities to the members of teaching and non-teaching staff. It also runs a co-operative store.

The College Council, headed by the Principal, deals with the grievances of the employees and students.

The college has a number of healthy practices, some of them are highlighted below: -

Students' welfare schemes like poor students fund, Harjan welfare claims, scholarships, etc. are made available to the needy students.

Financial assistance is provided by the staff-club of the college to the employees.

SOPANAM, a Social and Cultural organization of the non-teaching staff is promoting a better relationship between students, teachers and non-teaching staff in the campus, through its activities.

The teacher-evaluation by the students has brought in considerable changes in teaching methodology.

A Research Committee is functioning in the college to discharge academic and support functions.

The college has a Computer Centre to support academic programmes by conducting value-added, short-term courses, helpful to students and faculty.

Non-formal Sanskrit classes, conducted at the college after working hours, have been helpful in motivating the staff and students to develop keen interest in the language.

The Zamorin's Guruvayurappan College was established in 1878 and got UGC recognition under section 2(f) in the year 1972. The college is affiliated to the University of Calicut, Calicut. The institution, functioning as a co-educational institution, has eleven Departments of Arts, Science and Commerce, of which Post-Graduation courses are offered in seven Departments.

The college is making sincere efforts in the development of civic sense and responsibility in the young minds of students through NSS,CSS and NCC. The college deserves commendations in some areas that are listed below. However, the Peer Team feels that there are a few areas of concern, which need the attention of the authorities.

The Campus Research Centre (CRC) is doing an excellent job with the NSS students and has constructed a Check-Dam in a record time in the District of Wayanad. The dam is being used by the people of that area.

Some of the staff members have written books, which are even prescribed as textbooks by the Universities.

The college, with a vast area of 92 acres, has good infrastructure with spacious laboratories, classrooms, seminar hall, auditorium, open-air theaters, etc.

The college has created a cultural ambience on the campus by erecting a number of statues. The 25 feet high statue of a girl sitting and reading a book by the lamp-light is probably the largest sculpture of its kind adoring any educational institution in the country.

A spacious and well-maintained canteen, which is needed for a campus on top of the hill and away from the town, is provided.

The Co-operative Credit Society of the college is running a good store, supplying the required materials for the staff and students.

Some of the Departments have got a number of advanced text and reference books as a part of Faculty Development Programmes from different agencies.

Sri V.K.Krishna Menon was a student of this college. In his honour the PG Block has been named 'V. K. Krishna Menon Centre '. In his memory every year a lecture by eminent personality is organized.

Courses in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Social Work, Rural Development, etc. be started at the Under- Graduate and Post- Graduate level.

The Computer Centre be upgraded with latest configuration systems and qualified staff be appointed for the centre.

The staff members, particularly those working in departments offering Post-Graduate courses should submit research proposals to the Funding Agencies.

Proper lighting arrangements and proper maintenance of the buildings be
done and the main roads on the campus be asphalted.

A qualified Librarian be appointed and computerization of the Library
be completed soon. As desired by the students, the library hours be
extended and Book Bank facility be provided.

The existing health centre be made more useful by regular visit of the

There are large number of lady students in the college; hence there is a
need to have a lady physical instructor.

The percentage of result in examinations is good. But in many of the subjects, the number of first classes is small. Remedial and Enrichment courses be conducted.

The Peer Team appreciates the interest of the college authorities for voluntary assessment and accreditation of the institution. It places on record the co-operation and support extended by the college in making the assessment. The Peer Team also thanks the management, principal, staff, parents, alumni, students and other constituents of the college for their co-operation.





Independence Day Special: Real Heroes

Like his hero, the great romantic Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Sobhindran Mash to his admirers, believes in devoting his life to a cause.

Like Masanobu Fukuoka, the Japanese farmer and philosopher celebrated for his Natural Farming method and re-vegetation of desert lands, T Sobhindran, a retired professor of economics, has devoted his life to the cause of environment. Unlike most preachers on the subject, he is also a doer.

You are most likely to spot him in Kozhikode on a green-coloured bike, suitably attired in green clothes which resemble military fatigues, like Fidel himself.

Which is just as well because in his effort to save nature, he is perpetually on the move. At 64, Prof. Sobhindran is, as they say in the field.

Almost all trees on Kozhikodes main thoroughfare have been planted by his students on a Save Earth mission. Even before the government machinery came up with a viable blueprint for afforestation, Prof. Sobhindran was there.

His first experiment was in the Guruvayurappan College at Kozhikode, situated in a 100-acre area. Once the landscape was bleak there, virtually treeless. But back in 1976, he along with students in what can be only described as a Herculean initiative, started a long-term and well thought out afforestation programme.

Now there are more than 5,000 big trees and a sea of plants. In the intervening years, his green guards fanned out across the city, planting trees on both sides of roads as they went along.

Says Girish, a social worker, The credit for greenery in the city goes to Sobhindran Mash. That seems like the general refrain in the town where he is justifiably looked upon as a hero.

The professor is a frequently saluted man but says he prefers the lush greenery to personal platitudes, which he shrugs off with nonchalance.

The green warrior surely has a hectic schedule. He attends 15 to 20 such programmes a month, more in the nature of workshops, where fiery ideas and their consummation constitute the central theme. Even while talking to this reporter, there were at least four callers requesting dates for some or the other ecological sustenance programme.

Typically, that evening, he tells this scribe that he will address a meeting of Rotary Club members connected to the happily expanding nature club.

According to him, the time has now come when environmental activity must be transformed into a new, different form. Schools are the best place to get results, he says.

As part of his boundless enthusiasm and on-going programmes, he conducts a journey of students from Kozhikode and Wayanad districts on every second Saturday of June, a process which began in 2006.

Pupils assemble atop the Wayanad Pass and they reach the valley negotiating ten sharp hairpin bends during the 15-kilometre pass.

Doing that, the tour is witness to the breathtaking splendour of the Western Ghats, abundant rain forest, water falls, rain clouds, mist, rare species of flora and fauna, animals and reptiles.

Starting off with 200 students who attended the first prakruthi darsan yatra, (nature tour), the tour this year has attracted over 5,000 participants.

This is by far the biggest annual students assembly for the cause of ecology and there are no guesses for knowing the man behind the movement: the professor of course. He intends to take the strength to a whopping 10,000 students next year.

The former economics don is working to coordinate and network local environmental organisations. Mashs final plan (if there is a final plan) is to set up an apex body for coordination and activity. As the man behind the successful Kerala Environmental Summit, he should know.

According to him, the need of the hour is to intensify environmental protection struggles, rather than dilly dallying on the isuue and just rendering lip service. It is not the time to write poems, stories or articles on environment. Instead, we must act in the field. We must re-look at the concept of environment and its link to nature. All governments around the world must have five-year plans to save nature, he gesticulates, putting a thick line under a cause that is closest to his heart.
Asked how he would rate himself, his response would do Masanobu Fukuoka proud: a long silence accompanied by an attractive smile.�

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