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Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Maruthi College of Physical Education, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Maruthi College of Physical Education, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu, IndiaPin Code : 641020
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Maruthi College of Physical Education, Coimbatore Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college.
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Maruthi College of Physical Education, Coimbatore Tamil Nadu is situated in Coimbatore of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.
Contact Details of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Maruthi College of Physical Education, Coimbatore Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-422 2692676, 2692676, 2695451, 2695453, 2695452, Fax: 0422 2692582
CoursesC.P.Ed, B.P.Ed, M.P.Ed, M.Phil
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Maruthi College of Physical Education, Coimbatore Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Physical Edu. stream(s).
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Maruthi College of Physical Education is affiliated with Tamilnadu Physical Education and Sports University, Chennai (Madras)
Profile of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Maruthi College of Physical EducationRamakrishna Mission Vidyalaya was started in the year 1930. It stands for the educational ideals preached and practised by Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi. It cherishes a life of purity and discipline, simplicity and service and nourishes the ideal that work is worship and labour is love. Maruthi College of Physical Education is one of the institutions in the Vidyalaya which is situated at the 20th K.M. from Coimbatore on the Coimbatore-Mettupalayam Road.
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NAAC report of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Maruthi College of Physical EducationSECTION - I
Eager to know the level of their professional competence for the job, Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Maruthi College of Physical Education, Coimbatore - 641 020, requested the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore for a Peer Team visit to their campus. Consequently, the NAAC constituted a Peer Team comprising (i) Dr. Madan Lal Kamlesh (former Principal, LNCPE, Thiruvananthapuram , Kerala; 'Laxmi', 435-Urban Estate Phase-I, Patiala), Chairperson & Coordinator, (ii) Prof. Sanjeev Sonawane (Director of Sports and Physical Education & Head of Department, Education, University of Pune, Pune), member, and (iii) Dr. S.M. Parkash (Chairman, Physical Education Department, Mangalore University, Mangalore), member. The Peer Team visited the College on 6-7 April, 2006.
The Maruthi College of Physical Education, Coimbatore was established in 1956 and forms a part of 'a vast complex of 14 educational service wings' of Sri Ramakrishna Vidyalaya (founded in 1930by a great visionary of his times - Sri T.S. Avinashilingam) under the gigantic canopy of a 'worldwide philanthropic and charitable organization called Ramakrishna Mission (society)' registered in 1909. The College derives its name from Lord Rama's legendry devotee Maruthi (popularly known as Hanuman) - a symbol of strength and purity of character.
Located in the rural area, this Government-aided College endeavours to realize Swami Vivekanda's education vision through a harmonious blend of jnana (knowledge), bhakti (devotion), karma (work), and yoga (concentration) as enshrined in the emblem of the Ramakrishna Mission. The Maruthi College of Physical Education is affiliated to the Bhartiyar University, and offers the following NCTE-approved courses.
From the facts mentioned above, the recognition to these teacher-training courses is accorded by the National Council of Teacher Education on year-to-year basis. The College has already sent the performance appraisal report to the NCTE for further approval of the courses.
Besides the courses mentioned above, the College also offers Master of Philosophy (Physical Education) beginning 1988-89 and Doctor of Philosophy (1992-93) on part-time basis. Additional inputs for the purpose of widening job opportunities for students the College also provides Certificate Courses in Yoga and Fitness (each of 6-month duration) to its undergraduate students on compulsory basis and to master's degree students on voluntary basis. While the research degree courses (M.Phil., and Ph.D.) are governed by the rules and regulations of the Bhartiyar University, the fitness and yoga courses are a private affair of the College. The examining body of the Certificate in Physical Education Course, which is a self-financing course, is the State Education Department.
In 2005, the College applied to the University Grants Commission for an autonomous status.
The Maruthi College of Physical Education, Coimbatore has a16-member Teaching Faculty (one principal, two readers, one librarian, one medical officer-cum-lecturer, and eleven lecturers) out of which one lecturer and the medical officer-cum lecturer have been relieved on 25.07.2005, and the incumbent occupying principal's chair is also shown designated as principal-in-charge - holding temporary charge of office. The Management of the College has already passes a resolution to appoint a regular incumbent at the earliest. The six posts of the faculty are permanent and fall under the Government-aided arrangement, and against the remaining posts individuals have been appointed by the College Management on their own terms and conditions. Interestingly, no female is represented on the faculty, presumably because the College itself is a male-bastion. Besides the teaching faculty, the College has regular eight (8) administrative and eight (8) supporting staff in position.
As per the record, the College has admitted no student beyond the approved strength for each of the three courses. Those admitted here come from various part of the State only. This gives the College a regional demographic outlook against universality of its ideals and objective.
The unit-cost for the year 2004-2005 has been quoted as Rs. 13,936.27. For the university-affiliated under-graduate and master's courses the college follows the semester system and for the certificate course, the temporal plan is annual system.
The Peer Team carefully analyzed the Self-Appraisal Report of the Maruthi College of Physical Education and made a thorough check on the relevant documents to the functionality of the College made available to them. As per pre-scheduled programme, the Peer Team went around the College campus, visiting each department, with a view to ascertain the veracity of the information contained in the SAR. A close interaction with principal, College Management, teaching faculty, students, administrative and supporting personnel, alumni, students' parents and heads of the schools where teaching practice is carried out etc., was of immense value in obtaining and verifying factual information on the academic, infrastructural, administrative and operational aspects of the institution. This made the Peer Team's task easier in assessing the College as per the NAAC/NCTE yardsticks. The report is being presented under the six criteria along with suggestions received from various quarters - staff, students, parents, alumni etc. - for the improvement of the institution.
SECTION - II
CRITERION - I CURRICULAR DESIGN AND PLANNING
The mission statement of Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Maruthi College of Physical Education is a quintessence of Swami Vivekananda's vision of a complete person produced by the right type of education with fully developed faculties of heart, head and hand. In the light of this, by imbibing in its curricular content chaste life-building and man-making spiritual values of India and best elements of the Western ethos, the College attempts to produce talented teachers and address the students' needs for attaining excellence in chosen career with abundant skill and wisdom.
In the matter of admission to all the recognized courses, norms, rules and regulations prescribed by the State Government and Bhartiyar University are followed by the College. In case of C.P.Ed., 50% seats are categorized as management quota, and the rest fall under the single window system, to be filled through the entrance test (comprising fitness assessment, proficiency in game/sport, credit for sports achievement, 25% credit for academic achievement and 5% bonus marks) by applying the reservation policy of the State Government. In case of B.P.Ed. and M.P.Ed. only 10% seats are kept within the purview of the College mamangement.The College claims utmost transparency in the selection of candidates for admission. The candidates admitted at the College are in the age-range of 17-30 years with relaxation of 5 years in the upper-age limit for SC/ST candidates.
During 2004-2005, the College worked for 210 days, with 186 days of teaching. This compares well with the UGC/NCTE norms. There have been 30 teaching-practice days spread over 45 schools in the area, and 24 days of pre-practice preparation at the College campus. Each student is required to complete 60 teaching lessons.
As usual, the teacher-training courses of physical education at this College has three major components: (i) theory papers, (ii) skill and prowess activities, and (iii) teaching practice, the curricular content for which is prescribed by the University in case of B.P.Ed and M.P.Ed courses and the State Government in case of C.P.Ed course. Besides this, activity classes, the theory portion of the syllabus for C.P.Ed., is spread over 10 papers in all (5 papers per year); for B.P.Ed, it is spread over 8 papers (4 papers per semester); and for M.P.Ed , there are 12 papers in all (3 papers per semester). Game-specialization and writing of thesis are mandatory for the master's students. The entire curricular planning and designing is done at the appropriate level of the University/State Government. The College is represented on the University academic bodies, i.e. Board of Studies by three faculty members.
Three continuous assessment tests are conducted in the College per semester to enable students improve their writing skills, and the teachers to complete the syllabi more efficiently and on time. The College makes it possible to nurture the talent and to help educationally disadvantaged individuals to come up to the standard in communication skills especially spoken English. Teachers are encouraged to come out with the innovative suggestions for modernizing the syllabi and content of the teacher-training programme in the light of global developments in the field.
In a limited way, feedback from students is obtained on the quality of teaching of the faculty and remedial measures taken wherever and whenever deemed necessary. In the same strain, feedback both on the quality of teaching of the student-teachers and practice-teaching ability observation of their supervisors, is also obtained from the heads of the institutions where teaching practice is held so as to further streamline this aspect of the course.
The College's strength lies in enjoying an excellent reputation in the community around and making efforts to live up to the ideals of the Mission and come true to the expectations of the society as the Institution: regularly exposes the students to the teachings of the sages and seers; stresses upon participation of the entire students community in the morning and evening prayers for spiritual awakening; and Encourages students to organize and participate in extra-curricular activities like leadership camps, community service (play festivals and such other programmes), cultural activities etc.
Places utmost stress on discipline among the students, which is manifest in their day-to-day living.
Unlike other Colleges, this institution does not charge any capitation fee from the students, as a result of which there is constraint on its financial position. Further, since most of the students come from the rural back-ground, they are quite poor in their communication skills. This needs improvement.
By way future plans, the College is trying for an autonomous status,. It also shall endeavour to introduce adapted physical education courses to produce specialized teachers for the disabled, mobilize resource through the alumni, and publish a research journal.
CRITERION - I I CURRICULAM TRANSACTION AND EVALUATION
The College prepares and annual academic calender for all the courses and makes its available to the teachers and students just at the inset of the academic session, tentatively specifying what curricular activities shall be taken up. The academics adhere to the work schedule in letter and spirit. Though most teaching activity is done by traditional lecture-cum-discussion method, curriculum transaction of the theoretical portion of the syllabus is made more effective and efficacious with the use of modern tools of educational technology such as LCD, OHP etc., In skill and prowess teaching emphasis is placed on the use of the latest activity gadgets and sport gears. Seminars, clinics, question-answer sessions, open discussions, debates etc., constitute methodological techniques to facilitate student-participation in curriculum transaction and provide a learning environment for refining communication skills along with sharing of domain knowledge. Different components of curricular programme - theory (32%), skill activity (32%), internal continuous testing (9%), teaching practice (4%) etc. - are run as per duly chalked-out time table. The chief emphasis of the curriculum transaction is on developing proficiency in most activities, and perfection is some selective ones. Every student is motivated to put his best and his progress is monitored through period tests and semester examination. Remedial measures, wherever necessary, are taken with utmost promptness and precision.
The results of the three recognized courses over the last three years have been registered an almost 100% pass-percentage with surprisingly more than 95% students obtaining first classes in all courses - perhaps, due to inflated score in activities, as is the case else where. All students, without exception, are provided with feedback on their performance.
The teaching-practice, for students of the B.P.Ed., and C.P.Ed courses, is carried out as per norms prescribed by the University/State Government for simulated lesson at the College and actual lessons at schools. Handling of sa minimum ten general and ten special classroom lessons is obligatory for all the students. The master's degree students, however, have their advance coaching lessons on the peer groups at the College itself. There is core micro-teaching as well as demonstration of model lessons in the domain of teaching ability, providing mental orientation to the undergraduate students as measure of confidence-building before they actually enter the portals the school to have actual interaction with the school children. Peer-observation of teaching lessons is compulsory for all students in college as well as school settings.
Both for B.P.Ed. and M.P.Ed. classes Continuous Internal Assessment for 25% marks in each theory paper is a an approved University norm and is inviolable. Assessment of practical (field) activities is internally done for 700 marks for B.P.Ed., and 450 marks for M.P.Ed., and is spread over the whole year.
Faculty members are encouraged to participate in seminar, workshops, conferences, refresher courses etc.. An incentive of one thousand rupees for each occasion is provided to each of the participants to meet their expenses. Quite a good number of teachers, including the librarian, have participated in this competency-improvement activity during the last three years. At present, they are doing so mostly on regional basis but it is important for them to do so at the national as well as international level so as to improve their competence further The College itself has organized a few seminars/workshops and refresher courses.
The College also makes use of Self-Appraisal Report method by the teachers and the feedback from there is utilized constructively for improvement of their competency. Only a limited number of teachers have written books, mostly in vernacular.
The College has linkages with various educational and technical organizations/institutions in the area and the students are exposed to a wide variety of value-based educational activities including social service, self-study prayer-meetings, camping and the like. Literary and creative activities such as exhibitions are organized from time to time to stimulate students intellectually and create awareness amongst them about the worthy use of leisure. Conducting project athletic meets and organization of intramural and extramural competitions is a regular affair with all the courses. Environment education has been given a place in the exercise physiology paper for postgraduate students. Guest lectures are also organized on this subject occasionally.
A computer awareness programme for staff and students is regular feature of the College, for which practice classes are conducted at the Vidyalaya Polytechnic Computer Centre. The B.P.Ed. students have a 10-day leadership training camp in a natural setting away from the College campus, in which variety of character-building, educational, creative and social activities are stressed upon.
CRITERION - III RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND EXTENSION
The College provides facilities for research leading to M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees, on part-time basis. 39 candidates for Ph.D. and 32 for M.Phil, are stated registered for under the research programme.
Out of a total of 14, only five faculty members hold Ph.D. degree and five more have M.Phil. degree to their credit. The University has approved all of them as research supervisors as writing of these is mandatory for the master degree students. One of the teachers has applied for a major UGC research project on talent identification in collaboration with Kovai Medical College and Hospital, Coimbatore. A few teachers have been contributing articles in the College Magazine, and one teacher is the editor of the Journal of Physical Education and Sports, which published from the College itself. The principal-in-charge has been made Honorary Research Advisor by the American Biological Institute. A few members of the faculty are associated with the academic bodies of the University and various other societies.
The College has established modest laboratories for exercise and sport physiology, sport psychology, sport medicine, physiotherapy etc., which are used for practical work as well as research and development. In fact, there is a need to strength this aspect of teacher-education programme further so that more people, especially the faculty members, can take up research projects in a big way and contribute research papers in the national and international journals, commensurate with the modern trends in sport and physical education. Research infrastructure needs modernization, rather than improvisation, for which the financial and technical help can sought from other organizations/institutes of repute - both governmental and non-governmental - in the field of physical education and sport sciences.
The College also extends a helping hand the school, forest department (with which they signed an MOU), and other organizations in the matter of fitness, physiotherapy (consultancy service), exercise programmes etc. There is a separate fitness centre in the College which caters to the students, teachers, staff, upcoming sportspersons and outsiders desirous of improving their fitness level. Most MOUs entered into by the College are with local and regional various organizations/institutions.
The College has conducted a few refresher courses for the physical education teachers working within the jurisdiction of the Coimbatore education district. In addition to this, the College also organizes outreach programmes such as youth rallies, blood donation camps, health services, play festivals etc., for the benefit of the community.
CRITERION - IV INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
Conceived on the lines of an Gurukula model, the Maruthi College of Physical Education, a fully residential institution, is a part of the sprawling campus of Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, has distinct entity with a separate building housing a principal's room , a secretary office, five big class rooms, five laboratories, staff rooms (common and for individual teachers), library with a reading room, office room, fitness centre and a gymnasium hall - all spacious enough to cater to the needs of 300 students for learning experiences. The College also has two hostel buildings moderately furnished and quarters for the hostel and supporting staff. However, hostel facility for M.P.Ed. students is kept open.
The infrastructure for physical activity and sports includes a standard athletic track (mud), play fields one each for football, hockey and cricket, a cricket net-practice area, two tennis courts, three volleyball courts, four badminton courts and two court each for kabaddi, kho-kho, and ball badminton, and one court each for handball and softball. In the huge well-maintained indoor gymnasium hall, a variety of indoor games (basketball, badminton, gymnastics etc.) are organized. It is also used for indoor sport fixtures and training. A gorgeous auditorium of Sri Ramakrishna Vidyalaya is used for conferences, various kinds of assemblies, seminars and cultural activities. The entire infrastructure is reasonably well-equipped with necessary fixtures, equipment and facilities.
The College also has a canteen and printing press of its own where College magazine, prospectus, record books and other stationery items for administration are printed.
Supported by a reading room (for 50 students), the College library, which is partially computerized, has approximately 3118 volumes (including reference books) on physical education, sports, health, sport sciences, games and other subjects of general interest. Limited Internet facility is available at the library for students and staff The library is kept open just for seven hours a day during working days; on holidays and weekends it remains closed. Surprisingly, only 18 books, at a meager amount of Rs.1235.00, were added to the stacks during 2004-05. Under the X Plan the College received two grants of Rs. 1,04.0404.00, and Rs. 34,680.00 for books and journals under the undergraduate and postgraduate Development Programmes from the University Grants Commission. In addition, two grants of Rs. 1,38,720.00 and Rs,2,08,080.00 for purchase of equipment for undergraduate and post graduate courses. For under-graduate remedial courses Rs.34,680.00 and for extension activity Rs.34,680.00 by way grant from the UGC were also received by the College.
The College campus is kept neat, clean and beautiful by regular voluntary service of the students, and efforts of the generalized maintenance department of the Vidyalya. The latter is responsible for periodic maintenance and construction of the infrastructure and upkeep of different fixtures and facilities, which are utilized by sister institutions of the College and outsiders as well.
The Vidyalaya Polytechnic has a computer centre (with 91 computers), which is utilized by the staff and students of the Maruthi College of Physical Education on makeshift basis for learning, training, administrative work and research purposes.
Students are encouraged, and also offered financial assistance and incentive (travel expenses, cash prizes etc) for participation in the sports competitions and other activities. During 2004-2005, 29 students of B.P.Ed. and M.P.Ed., courses represented the Bhartiyar University in different inter-university sports and games competitions. The College has also been winning laurels in several intercollegiate tournaments of the University. In open district and state tournaments, the achievements of the College students have been substantial.
Taking into account the nature teacher-training courses it runs, the College provides hostel facilities to all the students, where the standard of boarding and lodging is reasonably good, with all essential facilities available.
CRITERION - V STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
There is an alumni association in the College, playing an effective role in assisting the organization of various activities of educational, scientific and social importance, such as workshops, seminars etc. It publishes the annual 'Alumni News Letter' highlighting various programmes and activities undertaken by its members. Several old students of the College have been placed in high positions in physical education, sports, police department and other organizations.
All admitted students complete their education and drops among them is just negligible. Only two students of the College are recorded to have cleared the UGC NETT examination. The College should motivate more and more students to go in for this examination to facilitate wider choice for the recruiting agencies.
An updated prospectus published every year. Financial assistance in the form scholarships is received by the State and Central Governments for SC/ST and other backward class candidates. The College, otherwise also, helps the poor and the needy with fee concession etc.
The College has established a placement cell, which provides career consultancy service and helps the students to find jobs and placements wherever possible.
Facilities are provided to the students for participation in indoor games, outdoor ventures, cultural activities, literary activities, nature study and such other leisure-time activities through a network of clubs in the College.
CRITERION - VI ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
The administrative control of the Maruthi College of Physical Education is vested in the management of Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, However, in academic affairs the College academia enjoys autonomy to a great extent. Various academic/administrative matters relating to discipline, library, sport and fitness activities, curricular programmes, literary activities etc., are referred to and decided by duly constituted committees of the faculty. In order to exert effective control on the administration, the student- and teacher- feedback is made use of. The annual college calendar is prepared by the faculty committee with input from various quarters.
The appointment of teachers is effected by a duly constituted selection committee, in which the College management, the State Government and the Bharthiyar University are well-represented according to the established guidelines on this issue. All appointments are regulated and approved by the State Government and the University as per norms. The College administration has legitimate freedom in resource mobilization and spending on guest faculty.
The fee-structure is moderate and is decided by the State Government for the open seats.
The College provides general amenities and other facilities to the staff and students. The staff can get loans from various sources including the College and they are helped in this endeavour. There exists grievance redressal mechanism for the students as well as for the staff - both teaching and non-teaching.
The College has limited collaboration with certain national and regional organizations/institutions for the purpose of modernizing their academic system and administrative machinery and to ensure welfare of the students and the staff.
SECTION - III
The Peer Team found the following strengths in the Maruthi College of Physical Education, Coimbatore.
With its excellent reputation in the society, the College has vast scope for loftier academic programmes and development activities.
It has the backing a World-wide organization (wedded to the cause of spiritual uplift of the society) with immense resources.
Some of the sport infrastructure in the College compares pretty well with any progressive institution in physical education in the country.
The relationship between the College administration and the Vidyalaya Mission management is very intimate and cordial
Both the faculty and the students are a disciplined and highly motivated lot.
Fees charged from the open category students are not very high.
Discipline among the staff and students, is praiseworthy.
The College has inherent potential for development in terms of infrastructure and programmes other than those related to teacher education.
SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT
In consideration of the feedback received from the staff, students, alumni, parents, administrative staff and others, the following suggestions for improvement are given:
The College must insist upon its faculty to engage in fruitful research and create environment for it.
There is need to introduce add-on courses in order to enhance the scope for employment for the College product.
The computer-education programme should be strengthened. Rather handling of computer and making use of its in various physical education activities must be made compulsory for all students.
The INTERNET facility must be extended to all students and teaching faculty to enhance their competency.
More and more students should be encouraged to participate in inter-university and national sports competitions and they should also be made to qualify officiating examination in various games and sports.
The faculty needs to take major and minor research projects fro, UGC/DST/ICSSR and such other agencies.
More linkages and collaborations with helping organizations must be developed to tide over resource crunch.
Library needs immediate enriching with good reading material.
The college must develop its own website
The Peer Team places on record its deep appreciation of the College Management and the College administration, faculty, students, alumni, parents of the students and others for all assistance for making their visit possible and extending hospitality and help to enable the Peer Team complete its task on time. The Peer Team wishes the College a great future.
Chair and Coordinator
(Dr. G. Palaniswamy)
Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya
Maruthi College of Physical Education,
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Dated. the 7th April, 2006.
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