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SIVET College, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
SIVET College, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
Address:Santhalammal Nagar, Tambaram-Velacheri Main Road, Gowrivakkam
Chennai (Madras) (District Chennai (Madras))
Tamil Nadu, IndiaPin Code : 600073
SIVET College, Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college.
SIVET College 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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NAAC report of SIVET CollegeSection 1 : INTRODUCTION
The S I V E T College, Gowrivakkam, Chennai was established in 1966 by the South Indian Vaniar Educational Trust with the prime motive to promote education which is an instrument for human resource development in making a better nation and with the aim to impart knowledge to the socially and economically backward students of the region. The College is affiliated to the University of Madras. It is a grant-in-aid institution recognized by the UGC under 2(f) and 12(b) of the UGC Act of 1956. The institution has a Day College and also an Evening College which is entirely self-financing. It is located in a campus area of 27.47 acres and situated in a rural area.
The college offers 8 UG programmes in the three year degree courses of B.A , B.Sc. and B.Com and 2 PG programmes in M.Sc and M.Com. Besides, the Evening College offers 5 UG and 3 PG programmes. There are 55 permanent teachers, 11 administrative staff, 7 technical staff and 7 supporting staff in the Day college. In the Evening College, there are 28 regular and 6 part-time teachers along with 6 administrative staff, 3 technical staff and 8 supporting staff members. There is a student strength of 1113 in the Day College and 585 in the Evening College. The temporal plan of academic work of the college is semester system and it is annual for the final year of the UG non-semester courses.
The college submitted its self-study report in the prescribed format to the NAAC in January 2005. The Council constituted a Peer Team 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 25-26 July 2005. The team interacted 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. On the basis of 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 SIVET College, Gowrivakkam, Chennai and all its activities under the seven criteria laid down by the NAAC. The same has been presented in the following report which also includes the commendable features of the college as well as the areas of concern.
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 the Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate levels. The Day College offers History, Economics, Commerce, Corporate Secretaryship, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Mathematics courses at the UG level and Mathematics and Commerce at the PG level. The Evening College offers UG courses in Commerce, Computer Science, Bio-chemistry, Business Administration and Information and System Management and PG courses in Bio-chemistry, Business Administration and Computer Applications. As the College is in the affiliated system, there is not much flexibility to introduce new programmes or changes in the syllabi. However, options are available for UG students regarding allied subjects and application oriented subjects. No courses are offered which are interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary in nature.
Some of the faculty members are members of the various academic bodies of the University of Madras and are able to contribute in the redesigning of the syllabi.
Different departments have collaborative works with other colleges, universities and a research laboratory including the collaboration of the department of Mathematics with the University of Charleston, USA.
The programme of teaching and learning seems to be consistent with the goals and objectives of the college. The college authorities can think of taking feedback from academic peers and others and try to introduce more need-based courses.
CRITERION II: TEACHING - LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The students are admitted to different courses based on their academic performance in the qualifying examinations. Besides, special quota is also available for the reserved categories of backward class/SC/ST/handicapped, etc and sports persons as per the Tamil Nadu state government guidelines. However, students are admitted to the Evening College purely on the basis of the marks scored in the qualifying examination. Entrance tests are conducted only for the MCA and MBA students. After the admission, through periodical tests, the knowledge of the students is assessed. Evaluation methods are communicated to the students through the college calendar and through the orientation given at the beginning of every year. Academically weak students are identified and remedial assistance is provided by a few departments. Endowment lectures and seminars are conducted inviting external experts and students are encouraged to present papers in these seminars.
The teaching staff is recruited by the committee constituted by the Management as per the government guidelines. As the government has stopped appointment of staff at present, part time / temporary teachers are appointed as per the university norms and paid by the management. The college insists teachers to prepare teaching - plans every year and periodic reviews are made. Classroom lectures are supplemented with seminars and group discussions, study tours and fieldwork. Audio-visual aids like LCD projector, overhead projector and visual aids are also used in teaching in a limited way. Teachers are encouraged to attend orientation / refresher courses, seminars, workshops, etc.
Self-appraisal of teachers as per government norms is followed. The college does not have any formal system for teacher performance appraisal. It seems necessary that the college conducts programmes for faculty development.
CRITERION III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
Among the permanent faculty members 36.54 % possess Ph.D. degree and 63.46 % M.Phil. degree. At present, 20 % are involved in active research and 9 teachers have registered as research scholars. Mathematics department is a recognized research centre offering research leading to Ph.D. degree. Teachers belonging to the departments of Mathematics, Tamil, English, Corporate Secretaryship, History and Economics guide M.Phil scholars.
The research culture has to be further developed in the college. Though a few teachers have research projects now, more teachers may be encouraged to apply for major / minor research projects. Collaboration with other research institutes and industry may also be thought of which would further strengthen the research culture. The college may also think of preparing a scheme to interact with industries and potential agencies for utilizing the talents of the teachers in providing consultancy in a regular manner.
The college seems to have several extension activities like adult education and literacy, health and hygiene awareness, medical camps, blood donation, environment awareness, AIDS awareness, community development, women development, etc. in the locality carried out in association with various NGOs and GOs. Faculty members are given the charge of the activities of the N.S.S, N.C.C, Youth Red Cross, etc. Ten-day special camps are held every year by the N.S.S. The Peer Team appreciates the excellent performance of the N.C.C unit of the college.
CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college has more or less adequate physical infrastructure to maintain existing programmes. Many of the departments are located in the main building. There are enough class rooms to accommodate all classes. The laboratories of the departments of Physics, Zoology and Computer Science and the museum of the Zoology department are well maintained.
The central library has about 33500 books and a limited number of journals and the Evening College library has about 4900 volumes. It has a book bank facility. A few department libraries also provide this facility to the students. The college has two computer labs which are properly maintained. The library and the college office are partially computerized.
The college provides adequate infrastructural facilities for various sports and games on the campus including two sports grounds for playing cricket, handball, football and athletics, tennis court, ball badminton court, volleyball and basketball courts. The college has produced several good sportsmen during recent years. There are adequate number of separate toilets for men and women.
The infrastructure facilities of the college are well-maintained by the authorities. The required funds are released from the income generated from the Evening College for the expenditure incurred on maintenance not covered by the state grants.
The college may chalk out a future plan for the development of the infrastructure by setting up a multipurpose gymnasium, a health centre, a more spacious and well equipped auditorium and a conference hall.
CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
Almost all the students appear for the qualifying examination after the minimum period of study. The drop out rate is around 3.94 % for the Day College and 3.76 % for the Evening College. The college publishes its updated prospectus for both the Day College and Evening College every year giving all the relevant information regarding the rules and regulations of the college and the fee structure.
Several scholarships are available for the students, which include Government Merit Scholarship, scholarships to SC and backward classes, SIVET College Endowment Scholarships, Private scholarships, etc. Nearly 460 students have received scholarships during 2003-04 under different categories.
The college has a career guidance and students counseling bureau. Students appearing for competitive examinations like GATE, CSIR, etc are given guidance by the teachers in the respective departments. But the college does not seem to have the services of a trained counselor. Setting up of a placement cell is also necessary.
The college has an Alumni Association formed in the year 1980. Many of the alumni of the college are in prominent positions in India and abroad. The functioning of the Alumni Association has to be organized systematically for the benefit of the present students and the overall development of the college.
The college provides recreational / leisure time facilities like indoor and outdoor games, nature club, debate club, cultural programmes, audio / video facilities, students magazines, etc.
CRITERION VI: ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The SIVET College has an effective internal co-ordinating and monitoring mechanism. Various committees are formed for the smooth functioning of the college. The Board of Management consisting of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer and fourteen members manages the affairs of the college. There is also a College Committee comprising of eleven members of the Board of management, Principal, two senior-most faculty members, one University representative and the college office superintendent. The day-to-day routine activities are carried out by the Principal with the assistance of the College Council which includes all the HODs. The College has a well-built mechanism to monitor the work efficiency of its staff.
The staff of the college are selected by an Appointment Committee in accordance with the rules and regulations of the University and the government of Tamil Nadu.
The college conducts awareness programme in computers for its non-teaching staff with the help of the MCA Department. Though the college does not have a grievance redressal cell, grievances if any, are represented to the college Secretary and the Principal for redressal. The college has an internal auditing mechanism.
CRITERION VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
The entire working of the college is geared towards providing quality higher education to the students coming from economically, socially and educationally backward sections of the society.
The institution is headed by an eminent educationist like Prof.Dr.S.V.Chittibabu, the former Vice Chancellor of Madurai Kamaraj University and Annamalai University, supported by committed management committee members.
Departmental meetings are held regularly to discuss on the subjects to be taught and also to assess the academic performance of the students.
The Evening College which runs the self-financing courses make use of the infrastructure of the Day college and the revenues thus generated are used for the overall development of the college.
The college strictly adheres to the norms set by the University and the state government in the matter of admissions and appointments.
Eminent resource persons are invited to the college to deliver lectures on various subjects.
The NCC, NSS and the Youth Red Cross society help to inculcate discipline and civic responsibilities among the students.
The various extension activities of the NSS, NCC and other out-reach programmes provide a community orientation in the overall programme of the college and inculcate civic responsibilities among its students.
The college maintains strict academic discipline and encourages students to excel in cultural activities, sports and games.
Section III : OVERALL ANALYSIS
The SIVET College has been serving the community through years with focused goals and objectives. Some of the important commendable features of the college are given below.
The college strives hard to achieve the highest standards of knowledge and wisdom.
The college has been making good efforts to introduce additional courses in the front line areas of computers, commerce, management, biochemistry, etc to increase the programme options for the students.
The curriculum is supplemented with seminars, guest lectures, project work etc.
The faculty of the department of Mathematics deserves special appreciation for their commendable research initiatives like publication of articles in both national and international journals and for research guidance provided to both Ph.D. and M.Phil students.
A teacher in the department of Tamil who has already guided about 40 M.Phil. researchers may be provided the opportunity by the University to guide Ph.D. research scholars also.
Appointment of teachers and the admission of students to various courses are being done as per University / Government rules and regulations.
The college has good infrastructural facilities both for the existing academic programmes as well as sports and games with ample scope for future expansion.
The extension activities through organizations like NCC, NSS, etc are commendable.
It is indeed commendable that one of the cadets of the NCC unit of the college was a member of the Tamil Nadu Battalion which won the Best Directorate Award in the Republic Day parade (2003) at New Delhi and the teacher who is in charge of the college NCC unit won the
Best ANO Award (Gold Medal) in 2004 at the national level.
The alumni of the college include eminent personalities in all walks of life.
The management seems to be proactive for the future development of the college.
The discipline among the students and the work culture among the staff provide a good academic ambience.
The college is catering to the academic needs of the economically weaker sections of the society through the various scholarship programmes and extension activities.
The regular academic programmes are effectively strengthened through the revenues from the self-financing courses of the Evening College.
The following areas of concern regarding the college have been identified which need special attention for the effective functioning and future growth and development of the institution.
Modern educational gadgets and audio-visual aids should be more increasingly used to enhance the quality of teaching.
The system of students feedback on teacher performance has to be strengthened and the teachers should be encouraged to use the feedback.
The process of computerization in the college office administration and the library may be speeded up and completed.
Faculty members may be motivated further to undertake minor / major research projects and also to publish in research journals.
Industry-institution linkage may be established which will benefit the students in their job placements and teachers in their consultancy activities.
Linkages with national and international level institutions should be established for improving the academic and research activities.
The interaction with the Alumni Association may be activated effectively in order to get their help in all spheres of the development of the college.
Infrastructural facilities need to be improved by enlarging and modernizing the auditorium, setting up a conference hall, a multi-purpose gymnasium and a health centre.
A botanical garden, a herbal garden and a green house may be set up.
The bank extension counter may be restarted in the college premises.
A counseling centre with trained counselors needs to be started in the college.
Basic computer knowledge should be provided to all the students.
Industrial tours may be arranged for the UG commerce students.
An NCC unit for girls may be started in the college.
The canteen facility needs a drastic improvement at the earliest.
Prof.K. RAMAMURTHY NAIDU,
Prof. M.T. MOHANAN,
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