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Kumararani Meena Muthiah College Of Arts And Science (Co Ed), Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
Kumararani Meena Muthiah College Of Arts And Science (Co Ed), Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
Address:No. 4, Crescent Avenue Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar
Chennai (Madras) (District Chennai (Madras))
Tamil Nadu, IndiaPin Code : 600020
Kumararani Meena Muthiah College Of Arts And Science (Co Ed), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Kumararani Meena Muthiah College Of Arts And Science (Co Ed), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu is Dr.P.T.Vijayshree, M.A., Ph.D., S.L.E.T., M.B.A..
Kumararani Meena Muthiah College Of Arts And Science (Co Ed) is situated in Chennai (Madras) of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Chennai (Madras) comes under Chennai (Madras) Tehsil, Chennai (Madras) District.
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Website of Kumararani Meena Muthiah College Of Arts And Science (Co Ed), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu is http://www.krmmc.ac.in/.
Chairman : Dr. M.A.M. Ramaswamy, BA., D.Litt..
General Secretary : Dr (Mrs) Meena Muthiah, MA, B.Ed., DBM, Ph.D..
Contact Details of Kumararani Meena Muthiah College Of Arts And Science (Co Ed), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-44 24450923, 24403931
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CoursesKumararani Meena Muthiah College Of Arts And Science (Co Ed), Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Biotechnology, Commerce, Computer Applications, Information Technology, Business Management, Mass Communication and Journalism, Science stream(s).
B.Sc(Mathematics), B.Sc(Computer Science), B.Sc(Microbiology), B.Sc(Electronics and Communication Science), B.Sc(Biotechnology), B.C.A.(Computer Applications), B.Com(General), B.Com(Corporate Secretaryship), B.B.A.(Business Administration), M.Sc(Computer Science), M.Sc(Biotechnology), M.Sc(Information Technology), M.Com, Foundation Courses(Tamil, Hindi, French, Sanskrit, English), Value Add on Certificate Courses(Communication skills in English, Journalism in Tamil, Translation Techniques in Hindi, Bhasha Academy - Classes for Hindi, Slokas Sanskrit, Actuarial Science, Vermiculture, Human Resource Skills, Advertising, Marketing Strategies, E-Commerce, Investment Planning, First Aid)
Approval details: Kumararani Meena Muthiah College Of Arts And Science (Co Ed) is affiliated with University of Madras, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
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NAAC report of Kumararani Meena Muthiah College Of Arts And Science (Co Ed)Section 1 : INTRODUCTION
Kumararani Meena Muthiah College of Arts and Science, Chennai was established in 1996 by Dr. Mrs. Meena Muthiah. The aim of the college is to provide opportunities and open new avenues to the students equipping them with knowledge, power and self-reliance for their holistic development. The college is built in 2.5 acres of land and is situated in the heart of Chennai city. It is a self-financing institution provisionally affiliated to the University of Madras and is awaiting the UGC recognition. The institution initially started as a women s college was converted into a co-educational instituition in 2001. Out of the total 696 students , 656 are in the 8 three-year UG programmes and 40 in the 4 two-year PG programmes. There are 11 students from other states besides 4 overseas students. The college offers several certificate courses. At present there are 27 permanent teachers, 27 temporary teachers and 5 part-time teachers on the faculty along with 2 administrative staff and 5 technical staff. The unit cost of education is Rs.2964.70 excluding the salary component. The temporal plan of academic work of the college is semester system for both the UG and PG courses.
The college submitted its self-study report in the prescribed format to the NAAC in July 2005. A Peer Team was constituted by the NAAC for the validation of the self-study report and for the assessment of the performance of the college with Prof. K. Ramamurthy Naidu, former Secretary, APSCHE as Chairman, Dr. Jesuina, Principal, Mount Carmel College, Bangalore as Member Co-ordinator and Dr. Abraham George, Principal, Mar Thoma College, Tiruvalla as its Member. The Peer Team carefully analyzed the self-study report and visited the institution during 3-4 October 2005 . The team held separate meetings with the Principal, the Management, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni. It examined different documents and records made available besides visiting all the departments and the various infrastructural facilities of the college.
Based on the personal interaction with the various groups and a careful study of the facts and figures provided, the peer team has made a comprehensive assessment of Kumararani Meena Muthiah College of Arts and Science, Chennai and all its activities under the seven criteria laid down by the NAAC. This has been presented in the following report. The commendable features of the college as well as the areas of concern have also been highlighted.
Section 2 : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I : CURRICULAR ASPECTS
Being an affiliated college, the college follows the pattern of syllabi approved by the University of Madras at Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate levels. The college offers Mathematics, Microbiology, Electronics, Computer Science, Computer Applications, Business Administration, Commerce, Biotechnology and Corporate Secretaryship at the UG level and Computer Science, Information technology, Biotechnology and Commerce at the PG level. Though the college does not have much flexibility for innovations or changes in the syllabi in the affiliated system, being a self-financing institution, the college has the option to choose any career-oriented programme it wants and to offer various elective and non-core options for each subject. In addition, the college offers twelve certificate courses. The programme of teaching and learning seems to be consistent with the goals and objectives of the college.
A few faculty members who are members of the various academic bodies of the university are involved in the revision and improvement of the syllabi.
The faculty tries to improve the method of imparting knowledge through seminars, guest lectures, assignments, quiz, industrial visits, study tours, project works exhibitions, etc.
CRITERION II : TEACHING - LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The college follows the admission procedures laid down by the University for the selection of students to various courses. It is mainly on the basis of their academic performance in the qualifying examinations. In order to assess the basic knowledge of students in the subject, a test is given one month after the admission on the subjects taught. Bridge courses are conducted in English for the first year students. Moreover, remedial classes are arranged for educationally disadvantaged students. Advanced learners are encouraged to become members of the Students Forum and also to partake in various competitions and they are assigned more challenging tasks related to their subjects. The lecture method of teaching is supplemented by assignments, seminars, group discussions, projects, visits to industries and research institutes, etc. OHPs, charts, models and computers are also made use of by teachers. Evaluation methods are communicated to the students through the college calendar and during the orientation programme conducted for the freshers after the admission. Monthly tests, unit tests and model examinations are conducted regularly by each department and progress reports issued after the mid-semester and model examinations. The college follows the tutor-ward system.
The teachers are encouraged to prepare teaching plans. The college also encourages them to participate in various academic seminars, conferences, workshops, etc. Temporary and part-time teachers are appointed whenever needed. The college has recently introduced an appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the faculty members.
CRITERION III : RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
Though all the teachers of the college are qualified and competent, research is one area where more attention and improvement is required. Out of the total 27 permanent faculty members, none possesses a Ph.D degree while 12 of them have M.Phil degree.
However, teachers are encourage by the management to undertake research on part time basis and a few of them have registered for M.Phil / Ph.D programmes. The college published three volumes of The Reach , which included the abstracts of the papers presented at the workshops and conferences held in the college. Department and faculty members have to take up research projects other than the project work carried out by the students as part of their syllabi. Earnest efforts have to be made to motivate the faculty members to engage in more research activities and to apply to funding agencies for research projects. Collaboration with research institutes and industry also needs to be promoted .
A number of extension activities are carried out through organizations like NSS, Youth Red Cross, Rotract Club and the Nature Club. The extension activities include community development, medical camps, blood donation, AIDS awareness, health and hygiene awareness, adult education and literacy, environmental awareness, visits and assistance to orphanages / old age homes / hospitals / institutions for mentally challenged children / relief camps for Tsunami victims, etc. Some of these activities are carried out with the help of GOs and NGOs. A few NSS volunteers were able to participate in different national level programmes. It is indeed commendable that a course in the basics of nursing for less privileged women in the locality has been freely imparted by the organization viz SHE (Self Help Employment).
CRITERION IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The physical infrastructure of the college is adequate to accommodate the existing programmes. The management has sufficient financial resources to provide and properly maintain the various infrastructural facilities. The classrooms are spacious, well ventilated and well-furnished. The college has two well maintained computer labs, a microbiology lab and excellent Biotechnology laboratory facilities. The college possesses an air-conditioned auditorium, seminar halls and an audio-visual room. The institution also has a health centre, guest house, hostels, spacious lunch hall, canteen, reprographic facilities,etc.
The infrastructure facilities of the college are utilized optimally by using it for regular classes and also for conducting certificate courses organized by different departments on working days and by external agencies outside the class hours.
Purified drinking water is provided on every floor of the main building, however it needs further improvement. The college has a sports ground spread over five acres adjacent to Adyar river with facilities for games like volley ball, hand ball, foot ball, cricket, kabaddi, kho-kho, throw ball and a 200 meter track.
At present the central library has about 5314 books and it subscribes to only 7 journals and 10 periodicals. Steps need to be taken to expand and improve the library facilities and to add more volumes for the benefit of the students. The library and the college office are partially computerized. Microbiology, Electronics and Biotechnology departments are provided with computers.
Hostel facilities are available for women outside the main campus and transportation facilities are provided to them by the college.
Adequate number of toilets are provided on every floor of the main building. The infrastructure facilities and the campus in general are kept clean and maintained well by the authorities. The college needs to think in terms of setting up a multipurpose gymnasium and a language laboratory in the near future.
CRITERION V : STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The proportion of students appearing for the qualifying examination after the minimum period of study is about 90 percent and the drop out rate is only 10 percent. Around 70 percent of the students go for higher studies. The college has taken necessary steps to provide various student support services to its learners. It publishes the updated prospectus every year giving all the relevant information regarding the courses and fee structure, facilities provided, rules and regulations, prospects for higher studies / opportunities, etc.
Students who excel in various fields are awarded prizes and certificates during the College Day. It is noteworthy that a student was provided financial assistance by the management to publish his poems.
The Placement Cell headed by one faculty member plays an active role in providing information about the career opportunities to the students and arranging campus recruitment for them. It organizes Entrepreneurial Development Programmes through which 20 hours training is given to the students for equipping them to become self-employed rather than job seekers.
Though the college has a Counseling Cell, it is necessary that the college should set up a counseling centre and avail the regular services of a trained counselor.
Recreational / leisure time facilities like various cultural programmes and competitions, indoor and outdoor games, nature club, debate club, audio-video facilities, students magazines, etc. are also available to the students. In addition to the publication of the college magazine, the efforts taken by eleven departments to publish their own magazines every year is commendable. The Alumni association which was formed in 2001 should be activated.
CRITERION VI : ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
Kumararani Meena Muthiah College is efficiently managed by a twelve member Governing Body. The founder and the Managing Trustee of the college Dr.Mrs. Meena Muthiah who is also the Secretary and Correspondent of the Governing Body, takes keen interest in the development of the institution. The day-to-day routine activities are carried out by the Principal with the support of Heads of the Departments. The College has an in-built mechanism to monitor the work efficiency of both the teaching and non-teaching staff.
The teachers of the college are recruited by a selection committee consisting of the College Secretary, subject experts, Principal and the Head of the Department. The college conducts professional development programme for its non-teaching staff by giving computer training to them.
The staff members have provision for P.F and pension and relaxation of fees for their children in the schools run by the same management.
The college does not have a grievance redressal cell. Grievances if any, are represented to the Principal and the Managing Trustee for redressal.
CRITERION VII : HEALTHY PRACTICES
The institution is commited to value based education. Passages are read out from the sacred texts of different religions during the morning assembly to inculcate a sense of secularism and moral values in the minds of the students.
An effective system of management ensures efficient functioning of the college at the institutional and departmental levels.
Teachers prepare teaching plans and maintain work diary.
The performance of the students in the tests and examinations is regularly monitored.
Periodic interaction with the parents is conducted to review the performance and behaviour of the students.
Some of the departments have developed linkages with other institutions in their respective fields.
The different programmes and activities initiated by the college and individual departments help to promote teamwork, organizational abilities and leadership quality among the student community.
Optimal use of the infrastructure of the college is made by permitting external agencies
to use them outside the regular working hours.
Admissions and appointments are done as per the norms set by the University and the state government.
The college students Forum is constituted by including secretaries of different associations in order to give adequate opportunities of participation in both academic and extra curricular activities.
Eminent resource persons are invited to the college to deliver lectures on various topics.
The students are encouraged to take part in the activities and extension programmes of organizations like NSS, Youth Red Cross, Rotract Club and Nature Club which promote civic responsibility and community orientation among the students.
The college maintains strict academic discipline and encourages students to excel in cultural activities and sports and games.
The campus and the infrastructural facilities are well maintained and special efforts have been taken by the institution to inculcate the idea of cleanliness among the student community.
Section III : OVERALL ANALYSIS
Kumararani Meena Muthiah College has been meaningfully serving the cause of higher education with well-defined goals and objectives. The Peer Team commends the institution for the following:
The logo of the college Strive, Save and Serve clearly indicates the vision of founder which the institution diligently continues to adhere to in its pursuit of academic excellence based on value based holistic education.
The college could successfully introduce several job-oriented courses in response to the need of the society in the emerging areas of computer science, information technology, biotechnology, microbiology, electronics, corporate secretariat ship commerce, management, etc.
Various certificate courses, seminars, guest lectures, project work, industry visit, in-plant training, effectively supplement the syllabi.
The college has built up good infrastructural facilities for the existing academic programmes and has ample resources for future development.
The management has taken much care for the development of the well equipped Biotechnology labs and computer labs.
There exist transparency and democratic practices in the recruitment of the teaching staff and in the admission of students.
A number of extension and out-reach programmes are carried out through organizations like NSS, Youth Red Cross, Rotract Club, etc. among which the free training given to less privileged women in the basics of nursing deserves special mention.
Various external agencies are allowed to use the infrastructural facilities of the college for their programmes.
The general discipline in the campus and the excellent work culture among the faculty are praiseworthy.
A dedicated management which has the vision and commitment for providing quality education to students as well as for the future development of the institution.
The academic and the administrative freedom given to the Principal is well appreciated.
The principal and the management are to be complemented for having a few highly talented students in the Dept. of Electronics.
All the facilities in the college are accessible by wheel chair for physically challenged students.
The Peer Team has also identified the following areas of concern so that the authorities concerned may take necessary steps for the effective functioning and future growth and development of the institution.
Steps should be taken up by the management to get permanent affiliation from the University of Madras followed by recognition from the UGC as soon as the institution completes the required years.
Few more need-based job-oriented courses could be introduced.
The quality of teaching can be improved with greater use of audio-visual aids.
Students evaluation of teacher performance needs to be introduced in an organized manner with necessary follow up.
Early completion of the process of computerization of the college office and the library.
More books and journals should be made available in the library and the library should be properly planned with additional staff.
Faculty members have to be encouraged to publish research papers and to submit research proposals to funding agencies.
The authorities should take the initiative to organize more seminars, workshops, conferences, etc in the college.
Industry-institution linkage may be strengthened in order to help the students in their job placements and teachers in their consultancy activities.
Linkages with premier institutions should be established up in order to give more exposure to the students and faculty members.
The functioning of the Alumni Association has to be organized more systematically for the benefit of the present students.
A counseling centre with trained counselors should be set up in the college.
The management can think of setting up a multi-purpose gymnasium, a language laboratory.
The management which is resource-rich may think of instituting scholarships for needy and poor students.
The canteen facilities may further be improved.
The library timings should be extended and library facilities should be made more convenient to the students.
The peer team wishes to thank the institution for the co-operation and support extended during the peer team visit.
Prof. K. Ramamurthy Naidu (Chairman)
Dr. Jesuina (Member Co-ordinator)
Dr. Abraham George (Member)
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