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Fatima College (Autonomous), Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Address:Mary Land
Madurai
Tamil Nadu, India
Pin Code : 625018


Fatima College (Autonomous), Madurai Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college.
Fatima College (Autonomous), Madurai Tamil Nadu is situated in Madurai of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Website of Fatima College (Autonomous), Madurai Tamil Nadu is http://www.fatimacollegemdu.org/.


Contact Details of Fatima College (Autonomous), Madurai Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-452-661816


Courses

Under Graduate:-
* B.A. Economics
* B.A. English
* B.A. History
* B.A. Sociology
* B.A. Tamil
* B.Sc. Chemistry
* B.Sc. Computer Science
* B.Sc. Home Science
* B.Sc. Mathematics
* B.Sc. Physics
* B.Sc. Zoology
* B.C.A. Computer Application
* B.Com. (Regular)
* B.Com. Computer Application
Post Graduate:-
* M.A. Economics
* M.A. Tamil
* M.Com. (Regular)
* M.S.W. Social Work
* M.Sc. Computer Science
* M.Sc. Information Technology
* M.Sc. Physics
* M.Phil. Economics
* M.Phil. Tamil
Post Diploma:-
* Post Graduation Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA)


Fatima College (Autonomous), Madurai Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Computer Applications, Science, Social Work stream(s).

Fatima College (Autonomous) is affiliated with Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai



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Media coverage of Fatima College (Autonomous), Madurai Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu

NAAC report of Fatima College (Autonomous)

SECTION I : PREFACE
A dream of its founder Sr. Rose Benedict, Fatima College started with small beginnings on the campus of St. Josephs School as a Second grade college in 1953. Today, it is situated in a sprawling campus of 37 acres. A catholic minority institution for women it functions under the aegis of St. Josephs Society of Madurai which belongs to the Congregation of St. Joseph of Lyons.

Recognized by UGC under 2(f) and 12(B) since 1972 Fatima College is a grant-in-aid, autonomous institution affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University.

Fatima College offers undergraduate (U.G.) and Post Graduate (P.G.) courses encompassing the spectrum of conventional, contemporary and front-line area subjects. At present, it offers 16 UG and 13 PG courses to student strength of 3053. It has 164 teaching and 85 non-teaching staff on its roll.

The contemporary and frontline self financed courses include MCA, MBA, BBA and BCA introduced during the years 1994-97. In the year 1999-2000 E-commerce with Computer Applications, M.Sc. in Information Technology and Management and M.Sc. Computer Science with Information Technology and under innovative programme, UGC Human Nutrition and Neutracheuticals was introduced. The College offers M.Phil. in Tamil and Economics,Commerce and Ph.D. in Tamil. It also conducts Diploma, Certificate and Crash courses.

Fatima College follows semester system and Choice Based Credit System was introduced in 2001. It has received recognition from various agencies for the innovative curriculum and pioneering endeavours. In 2004 it was granted the status of College with Potential for Excellence by U.G.C. and has received financial assistance for its development.

In pursuit of improving quality and to attain excellence the College has established IQAC in 2004.

The College has clearly spelt out vision which aims at moulding ‘the students into young women, empowered with employability, social responsibility, emotional maturity and capacity to face challenges of an increasingly competitive society’ Based on the mission statement Fatima College has elucidated objectives into specific thrust areas. The teachers, students and various stake holders are made aware of the objectives and values, the College attempts to impart and inculcate in its students.

Fatima College was accredited in 1999 by NAAC and received Five Star rating. The peer committee in its assessment report had made the comment that the College is always in the fore front of innovation for the pursuit of excellence and has considerable potential to evolve further into one of the leading institution at the National level. After accreditation the College is not only maintaining and retaining its academic standards but is consistently and sincerely attempting to upgrade the institution so as to make its own place at the National level. Towards this goal the institute has taken cognizance of the comments and recommendations of the NAAC Peer team committee and enhanced its infrastructure, set up Quality assurance measures, introduced new courses and encouraged teachers to pursue research.


The College applied for Re-Accreditation in March 2006. In pursuance of the re-accreditation process National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Bangalore, constituted a Peer-Team consisting of Prof. Veena R. Mistry, former Pro-Vice Chancellor, The M. S. University of Baroda as Chairperson, Prof. B. A. Sridhara, Professor, Dept. of Communication Bangalore University and Dr. Pramila Maini, Director, Institute for Excellence in Higher Education, Bhopal as members. Shri N. Rudrakote, Former Manager T I Cycles was appointed as observer from the Industry. Mr. B. S. Madhukar, Dy. Adviser, NAAC as coordinator ably provided support and facilitated the functioning of the Peer-Team.

In pursuance of the task assigned to it, the Peer Team studied in detail all the reports and related materials submitted by the College. As per the guidelines for re-accreditation formulated by NAAC the members of the Peer Team visited the departments and infrastructure facilities of Fatima College, met with the Principal, Management Committee and all the constituents and stake holders of the College. Based on the above mentioned exercise and examination of relevant documents the Peer Team presents the ensuing criterion-wise report and recommendations.

SECTION 2 : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I : CURRICULAR ASPECTS
The vision, mission statements and the objective emanating from them are clearly spelt out by Fatima College. In accordance with this the College aims to educate and empower women to realize their potential and inculcate values in the students as to enable them to contribute meaningfully to the society and the Nation.

The core values and objectives conceptualized by the College are transmitted to the students through yearly calendar, union activities, seminars and conferences, special orientation programmes, curricular and extra-curricular activities as well as sensitizing exercises. The curriculum transaction practices and various programmes promote concern for social relevance and development at local, regional and national level.

Being an autonomous institution Fatima College has the freedom to design its curriculum and follow relevant evaluation practices. At present the College offers 18 certificates, 13 Diploma, 16 UG, 12 PG, 3 M.Phil, 1 Ph.D. programmes and 22 crash courses. Among the UG programmes 12 are traditional, while 4 are self-financed, while at P.G. level 5 are traditional and 7 are self-financed courses.

A review of curriculum development after accreditation has brought about a major shift in its design. Post accreditation need based self financing management and IT courses, Certificate/Diploma courses, UGC sponsored innovative courses have been introduced along with the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) in 2001. There has been a significant increase in the range of course options under CBCS with a parallel process of innovative teaching methodologies. The curriculum emphasizes on practicum experiences and internship / placement wherever feasible. Being an autonomous college the faculty members are involved in restructuring of courses the courses imparting knowledge and information are now restricted to the first, two or three semesters only and a wide range of skill based entrepreneurial synthetic and job oriented subjects constituting more than 60% of the curriculum are now offered as optional subjects. Spoken English is introduced in the curriculum for III year students to enhance their communication skill. Value added courses and projects with obligatory internship leading to placement are introduced in most discipline which makeup about 25% of the curriculum. Sixty of the overall courses in the I & II year undergraduate are of inter disciplinary nature and it is mandatory that these courses should be inter-departmental. Flexibility is provided to the students in their choice of electives and options in major and allied subjects, to exit and enter the system without any disadvantage to her and admitting the students of other institutions with credit transfer.

Institute has signed MOUs with local industries and other organizations for onsite training of the students.

Fatima College attempts to constantly review and improve the curricular development process through internal organizational and academic structures and inputs from employers, parents and students.

Attempt is also made to meet differing needs of the students through English Attainment Test and by continuous assessment system. Ability groupings are formed and requisite inputs are provided for improving student performance. Introduction of IC technology is focused upon by making it mandatory for all the students to be computer literate and by ICT enabled teaching practices in many courses.

Post-accreditation Fatima College has attempted to introduce more job-oriented and skill-based courses which is commendable. However, further introduction of post-graduate diplomas and degree courses in front-line areas need to be considered. The college also needs to review and rationalize some courses introduced across subjects eg: Tourism.

CRITERION II : TEACHING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION
At Fatima College, the processes of teaching, learning and evaluation are interlinked and student-centric. An ethos is created that allows the learner to make choices and acquire skills of learning to learn.

The admission process is clearly spelt out, transparent and ‘user friendly’. The selection of students is primarily merit based though special concessions are given to physically challenged students and those from sports category. A few students are admitted on compassionate grounds. The average ratio of applications received to students admitted in 5:1 at UG level and 2:1 at PG level. The academic schedule is provided to all the students at the beginning of the year, information regarding project submission, examination schedule working of the College and the expectations from the students is communicated at the onset of the academic year during orientation programme. The number of working days is 200 with 187 teaching days.

In an attempt to meet the diverse needs of the students, the practice of assessment at entry level, ability grouping, remedial and bridge courses are followed. At present the College provides for 6 remedial and 3 bridge courses. Besides the above subject-wise bridge courses are organized for the first two weeks of the academic year. The system of remedial course has benefited the students to enhance their performance at examination.

The programme for advanced learners includes offering of extra credits, enrolling for diploma courses and participating in additional academic activities. However, more intensive relevant programmes such as library research may be introduced for advanced learners.

The teaching-learning process at Fatima College is both dynamic and innovative. The introduction of Semester and Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) has made the curriculum formation and transaction flexible and learner centered. Use of ICT, multi-media material production, library resources, group work, projects internship etc. promotes interesting and innovative curriculum transaction practices.

Besides the Multi-Media Material Production Center wherein teachers are encouraged to develop ICT enabled materials, there is an audio-visual room facility available to teachers and students. A language lab has been established as well as two internet browsing centers and provision of INFLIBNET and DELNET facilities in the library.

The academic Council plans the curriculum and relevant transaction practices in detail with a specified time frame. There is a focus on learning to learn and provision of relevant experiences though the focus on experiential learning may be increased in future as an alternate teaching methodology. Mentoring of students is done by tutor-ward system wherein 15-20 students are placed with a teacher. This programme is conducted effectively and helps students to become more confident and leads to increment in their performance level

All the 96 regular teaching posts are filled by qualified personnel. The total sanctioned posts for self-financed courses are 51 which are also filled. Thus the total strength of the teaching faculty is 164. The College has a healthy student teacher ratio of 20:1 the recruitment of teachers is merit based and the staff members update themselves on newly emerging globally relevant areas by attending training programmes, workshops and refresher courses.

Teachers are encouraged to improve their academic qualifications and professional skills. In the past five years 57 teachers have attended refresher courses while 10 have attended orientation programmes.Teacher appraisal includes self-evaluation, peer-evaluation and students evaluation. Teachers are involved in various administrative duties for about 4-5 hours per week.

The evaluation of learning is both continuous and summative. The system has evolved over years. The weight-age for continuous internal assessment and summative evaluation is 50:50. Assignments and projects, group discussions etc. are used for assessing divergent thinking abilities of students. The evaluation system is transparent and fully automated which aids in prompt announcement of results.

Based on recommendations of NAAC Accreditation Report, teaching and evaluation methodologies have been improved to include credit system, continuous internal assessment, use of ICT and improving competence of the faculty. Many of the teachers are dedicated and genuinely interested in students development.

While Fatima College with support of its Management and vision enhanced the learning environment of the College, there is a need to continue to achieve excellence and produce globally competitive students.

CRITERION III : RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
Research has to be an integral part of knowledge creation and dissemination for institutions of higher learning. This is especially crucial for an autonomous institution identified as College with Potential for Excellence (CPE). Simultaneously extension activities are an integral part of an institution such as Fatima College. Consultancy would occur and increase when competence in both research and extension is achieved.

Post-accreditation Fatima College has made sincere attempts to increase research orientation and activities.Thirty-two percent of the teachers hold Ph.D. degree and 36 teachers have attended Faculty Improvement Programmes. Forty-five teachers have enrolled for doctoral degree.

After accreditation 8 minor projects are in operation 3 have been completed and one has been submitted to UGC, while one major project is completed three are going on and two is
proposals are waiting approval. Post-Ph.D. faculty members have published 39 articles in National and 24 articles in International Journals (Reviewed Journals). Eleven books have been published, 2 by the English Department and 9 by the Department of Tamil.

Students are involved in research projects besides the core component credits. The College has organized 8 National Seminars, 122 papers have been presented at National level, 19 at International level and 52 at regional and the State level. Seven teachers have been recognized for their respective contributions at the State and National level.

Budgetary provision for research includes grants received from UGC, CPE, COSSIP, Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology etc.

Consultancy services are related to food processing and other areas. Linkages in the spheres of academics and research have begun as Fatima College has become a member of International Federation of Catholic Universities, France and at the National level with All India Catholic Higher Education and Xavier Board of Higher Education. Linkages have also been established with industries and other institutions for student placement and MOUs have been signed with some of them for the same.

Besides extension activities under the aegis of NCC and NSS, many departments conduct study tours and projects to enable students to participate in the ‘real’ world settings and try to ameliorate the conditions in various institutions.

To empower the rural women and the school dropouts, the Women Empowerment and Animation Training (WEAT) programme funded by the Belgium Government has been started by the College. More than 450 women have benefited from training in several areas. The project also helps women in marketing the products. From the year 2007 the College has made efforts to sustain the project by support of local agencies. The program is highly appreciated by the community.

CRITERION IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
Fatima College, situated on 37 acres of land is well planned and maintained campus and provides a conducive ambience for academic pursuits and academic functioning. The infrastructure is noteworthy with well furnished classrooms, well-equipped science laboratories, seminar halls, audio-visual room with EDUSAT facility, language laboratory and a recently constructed auditorium. Facilities for co-curricular activities include NCC and NSS rooms and enhanced sports ground with an open stage gallery, while facilities for athletics include 200 meter track, long jump, triple jump pits etc. Optimum utilization of infrastructure is made by conducting short-terms courses, Certificate and Diploma courses and regular and self-finance courses with two shifts

A library is a hub of any academic institution. Fatima College has an impressive library in terms of space, book holdings, automation and related infrastructure. Besides the central library there are 6 Departmental libraries. The central library functions for 8 hours on working days and for 4 hours on holidays. The total area of the library is 34,477 sq.ft with a seating capacity for 315 persons. The library offers services of internet, digitalization, inter-library loan facility, photocopying etc. Besides its own faculty the library allows women from other academic institutions to enroll as a member which is a commendable service. LIBNET service with 1 MBPS bandwidth has 20 computers.

The total library holding is 88,668 books with 37,102 text books and 18,103 reference books. The total number of text book titles is 44,564. The library subscribes to 92 magazines, 47 Indian and 10 foreign journals. The E-information resources include; 395 CD/VCDs, 4 data bases and access to 121 online journals. During the last five years books worth Rs. 16, 94,902 have been purchased besides books worth Rs. 1,31,504 for Diploma courses. Measures have been taken to motivate the use of library services. OPAC information is available for students and staff. 11 terminals for library use and 20 terminals for internet use are available in the library. DOS based package has been replaced by a client server package for modern library management. The library is well utilized with an average 23,280 persons using its facilities per month. The ratio of library books for student is 22:1 and the percentage of library budget in relation to the total budget is 20%.

Through application of Barcode Technology and Services for charging and discharging of books across the library centre has been speeded up minimizing the time waste of students.

The addition of library space and special facilities for visually challenged persons by introduction of JAWS and CDS ISIS packages is a laudable effort.

The computer facilities include 372 terminals across the campus for academic and administrative functioning. All the departments have computer facility, post-accreditation Rs. 22,00,000 was spent for up-gradation and purchase of computers.

Future plans include setting of an instrumentation center for which 3 qualified persons have been appointed.

There are 7 building clusters which provide hostel facilities for 700 (550 UG and 150 PG) students. Hostels have amenities such as infirmary, parking space, recreation center, stationary, depot etc. The College can accommodate students at the working womens hostel managed by the society. The upkeep and maintenance of equipments and buildings are excellent. The cleanliness of the campus is exemplary and the green shaded areas create a serene ambience. The hostel facilities while clean are austere and some amenities may be added.

CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
With its objective to provide facilities of education and empowerment to women in general and women from economically deprived sections in particular, Fatima College has an enrolment of 1974 students in the aided regular courses with 1755 at UG and 219 at PG level. Out of these 50% belong to economically weaker sections. This is in accordance with government admission policy. The enrolment in the self-financing programmes is 1079. Forty-two students are enrolled in Diploma courses while 24 and 6 students are pursuing M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees respectively.

The College has divided the student population into four groups. There are more students from lower income groups at UG level and PG level.

The dropout rate for period of 2001-04 and 2002-05 at UG level is 6.16% and 17.25% respectively. While for PG courses it is 2% and 2.2%. In the last academic year 43 endowments, 3 free-ships, 7 government scholarships, 5 institutional scholarships and 53 loan fellowships were granted. Financial support schemes include; earn while you learn, and other funds established by the institution.

Post admissions, students performing well at sports are encouraged to participate at various levels of sports competition from regional to National level. Financial assistance and special coaching is provided to these students.

During last year the College has organized 10 inter-collegiate programmes and participated in 27, one student has participated at Inter-University level and 1 at National Level. Students performance and excellence is rewarded on the Union Day.

The average pass percentage during the past five years ranges from 91.3 to 94.3 for UG students and for PG degrees from 79 to 91%.

The rate of progression for the year 2003-04 indicates that 50% students were enrolled in PG courses, 10% to M.Phil. 2% to Ph.D. and 20% have joined Diploma or B.Ed. courses. Students have also cleared competitive examinations.

A system of feedback from students, peers and employers helps in enhancing the academic climate of the college.

Fatima College students have performed well academically and won laurels at the University level and have also participated and won prizes in co-curricular activities at the state level.

To help students to perform well academic counseling is provided a counseling center provides support to students in resolving personal problems. Under the USEFI supported PLUS programme one student has received grant for studying in a USA University.

The Alumnae Association is actively involved in the College activity. Nearly 41% of the staff is alumnae. While this may help in imbibing the ethos of the college, inbreeding may limit the flow of new ideas. Two gatherings of Alumnae are held each year. The Alumnae are well placed in various spheres and have contributed for the welfare of economically needy students and for infra structure time to time. However, for a college of long standing and repute, the Alumnae Association functions are limited, the Association needs to be strengthened and formalized. Grievance redressal mechanisms exist for hostel students, but there is no formal cell for redressal of sexual harassment. However, full-time counselors help students with emotional problems.

The college has a Placement Cell with an active full time placement officer. The cell has helped to procure jobs for about 220 students in the preceding two years. About 30% of the students get placement in job varying from teaching in local school to highly paid jobs in private enterprises.

Each department has an association arranging activities periodically. Students are exposed to modern technologies through field and industrial visit. A two day study tour for the III degree and II PG students is arranged by every department. MCA and MBA students take in-plant training in various industrial organizations.

Co-curricular activities like NSS, NCC, Adult Education, Women Cell, AICUF, Rotract Club, Eco Club, Red Cross etc. and extra curricular activities are regularly organized by the college in order to bring out the hidden and creative talents of the students.
The ladies special buses are arranged for brining the students of the college. This effort of the college has been appreciated by Parents and Students.

CRITERION VI : ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
Team work, dedication, perspective planning and involvement of the Management and all the stake holders in developing and fostering an institution of excellence is the hallmark of Fatima College. Being a denominational minority institution it is managed by a Governing Body consisting of members of St. Josephs Education Society, State Government and UGC nominees, senior teachers and the Principal. The Governing body is invested with powers to recruit staff and forming rules and conditions of employment, determine and regulate admission policies and financial as well as administrative aspects of the functioning of the College.

The two other statutory bodies are the Academic Council and the College Council. The academic council is an autonomous body with the Principal as the chairperson and Heads of Departments, experts, representatives of the State Government and two representative post-graduate students. The Academic councils major function is to formulate and improve curricula for consideration of Board of studies and formulate modus operandi for its implementation and evaluation. The College Council administers and guides the functioning of various committees inclusive of Internal Quality Assessment Cell (IQAC).

To enhance the quality of life on the campus initiatives were taken in a phase-wise manner during the last five years. Strategic planning was practiced to improve the quality of the teaching-learning environment. The major emphasis was towards developing methods which would enhance self-learning in the students and provide them with experiential learning experiences. The establishment of centralized multi-media material production laboratory and equipping classrooms with audio-visual aids has led to improvement in curriculum transaction practices.

Initiatives by IQAC have led to appointment of placement officer and the resultant efficiency of the placement cell. IQAC, Academic Council, Finance and other committees meet regularly.

Being a grant-in-aid College maximum funds are received from the Government, the other resources include fees, income from self-funded courses, UGC and others.
Post-accreditation the Management has made serious attempt to increase its financial commitment to the College. It had agreed to create a corpus fund of Rs. 30 lakhs which at present stands at Rs. 34 lakhs. Post-accreditation approximately Rs. 2.5 crores have been spent on the library extension, construction of the hostel, classrooms, playground, canteen and auditorium.

To make teaching and non teaching staff, computer literate college organized a certificate course on Desk Top Application, seminars on value education and human rights, innovative teaching methodology etc.

Fatima College makes serious attempts at appraisal of faculty performance. Academic audit is done by 360º appraisal system, self-appraisal peer group and student appraisal system. Staff development is promoted through organizing seminars, FIP, and encouraging teachers to increase their academic qualifications.

With support and encouragement from the Management, Fatima College has made serious and sincere attempts at enhancing its physical infrastructure, academic, administrative and financial status. In pursuance of creating an effective and efficient system a supportive organization has been created.

CRITERION VII : HEALTHY PRACTICES
In consonance with the objective of Quality and Excellence; total Quality management is the ‘mantra’ that permeates all the activities and endeavours of Fatima College. The College has attempted to make maximum use of the autonomous status to improve its curriculum content coverage and transaction practices, IQA and strategic planning is the strength of the College. With reference to context and program offered by the College healthy practices are enumerated here in;

Transparency in functioning, openness and accessibility to teachers and the Principal.

Inculcation of values and appreciation of the work culture of the College with emphasis on discipline, dedication and commitment.

Orientation program for the new faculty and students every year to apprise them with the work culture, aims and objective of the college

Compulsory Computer literacy for all the students

Fully automated transparent evaluation system

Providing Library facilities to women of other educational Institution

Introducing special packages for visually challenged students

Special support to sports personnel

Arranging conveyance facilities for students

To provide financial support to deserving students

Meeting needs of deprived student population and women of the community through WEAT and other programmes.

Special programmes for competence in English language skills.

Remedial courses and tutorial system.

Hands on experiences, project work.

SECTION III : OVERALL ANALYSIS
The Peer Team recognizes the achievements of Fatima College as an autonomous College and as an Institution for Potential for Excellence. Over the years institution has created a niche for itself in the region. An effective and efficient ethos exists, due to the tireless efforts of the Management, the Principal, teachers and staff who have a professional orientation and an intrinsic appreciation for ethics and values as well as commitment and dedication.

English, French, Tamil, Physics, Homescience and Biology departments have good sound academic programmes, physical and laboratory facilities,however expansion of the curriculum to introduce post graduate and career oriented courses needs to be considered. MSW programme under department of sociology is a good beginning but both the curriculum and resources need to be improved. Self finance courses have adequate qualified staff. In future these departments will have to draw a road map to have benchmarking against the best institutions in the country.

Post accreditation, the college has made diligent effort towards quantitative and qualitative expansion. Special mention must be made of choice based credit system, remedial education and modification in the curriculum especially introduction of career oriented courses. The modernization of the library, use of audio visual aids in the teaching process and increase in research and hundred percent computer literacy programme for students are some of the initiatives worth mentioning.

The Peer Team after studying the reports, visiting the Departments and facilities and meeting with all the stake holders makes the following Commendations and Recommendations.

COMMENDATIONS
Best College award for Communal harmony and student support services for seven times consecutively.

Status of College with Potential for Excellence by UGC in 2004.

Selection of the College by the Belgium Government to establish WEAT Centre for
award, recognition and fellowships at national and international level received by the faculty members.

SWOT analysis by the Management and the College
Recognition by Katha in translation of books and MOU with DHAN foundation is noteworthy.

RECOMMENDATIONS
Duplication in curriculum in some departments offering same courses such as tourism, journalism, etc., may be reviewed and corrective measures shall be taken at the time of reviewing the syllabus.

Institution may further improve networking with other institutions at the national and international level.

Funding from the Belgium government for the WEAT Program comes to an end in 2006. The College may support its sustainability in collaboration with other agencies.

The research cell may further monitor the research activities, vet research proposals, and identify research areas and also to tap funds from various national and international agencies.
Inter departmental interaction and coordination needs to be improved to share knowledge, talent and resources so as to make academic, extension and consultancy activities more cost effective and meaningful. The College may appoint a coordinator to monitor the consultancy services offered by the institution.

College may encourage students to read other than text books and inculcate reading habit. the librarian can play a role in promoting such activities

The college may think of introducing revaluation system for final year examination.

Group health and accident insurance for faculty, non-teaching staff and students may be started.

The facilities and programme to prepare students for career oriented and competitive examinations may be enhanced

The Peer Team expresses its sincere gratitude to the Management, the Principal, teaching and non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumnae for their co-operation, hospitality and facilities provided to aid the functioning of the committee. The team thanks each and every individual who has contributed to the exercise and wishes Fatima College success in its future endeavors towards further attainment of excellence.

Prof. Veena R. Mistry
Chair Person

Prof. B. A. Sridhara
Member

Dr. Pramila Maini
Member

Dr. Sr. Ignatius Mary
Principal,
Fatima College (Autonomous)
Maryland
Madurai 625018
Tamil Nadu



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