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Sadakathullah Appa College, Thirunelveli (Tirunelveli), Tamil Nadu


Sadakathullah Appa College, Thirunelveli (Tirunelveli), Tamil Nadu
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Rahmath Nagar
Thirunelveli (Tirunelveli) (District Thirunelveli (Tirunelveli))
Tamil Nadu, India
Pin Code : 627011

Sadakathullah Appa College, Thirunelveli (Tirunelveli) Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college.
Sadakathullah Appa College is situated in Thirunelveli (Tirunelveli) of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Thirunelveli (Tirunelveli) comes under Thirunelveli (Tirunelveli) Tehsil, Thirunelveli (Tirunelveli) District.

Fax # of Sadakathullah Appa College, Thirunelveli (Tirunelveli) Tamil Nadu is +91-462 2540033.

Website of Sadakathullah Appa College, Thirunelveli (Tirunelveli) Tamil Nadu is http://www.sadakath.ac.in/.

Contact Details of Sadakathullah Appa College, Thirunelveli (Tirunelveli) Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-462 2540763, 2540435


Sadakathullah Appa College, Thirunelveli (Tirunelveli) Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Arts, Astronomy/Astrophysics, Commerce, Computer Applications, Information Technology, Business Management, Science stream(s).
B.A, B.Sc, B.Com, B.Sc(CS), B.Sc(Microbiology), B.B.A, B.Sc(IT), M.Sc(CS), M.Sc(Math), B.Com(CA)

Approval details: Sadakathullah Appa College is affiliated with Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abhishekapatti

Profile of Sadakathullah Appa College

The college is currently run by the Sadakathullah Appa Educational Society. Sadakathullah Appa College has been recognized by UGC New Delhi. The college came to be affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University. The college volunteered for assessment by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore . Subsequently, the college was accredited with B+ Grade. The college was declared by the British Standard Institution as an ISO 9001:2000 certified institution.

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NAAC report of Sadakathullah Appa College

Section 1 : Preface
Sadakathullah Appa College, affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Tirunelveli, was established in 1971 as a Muslim minority institution. Though the college was initially started for boys during 1993 it was converted into a co-education college. It provides instructions through grant-in-aid as well as self-financing streams of academic courses. The College is housed on a wide campus of 40.56 acres in a semi urban area in the southern tip of the state of Tamilnadu. The College has been recognized by the UGC in 1971 under Section 2f and 12B. The College now offers 14 academic programmes of which 10 are under-graduate, 1 PG diploma and 3 are Post-graduate. Of these 14 two under graduate, one post-graduate and one PG diploma course are run on self-finance basis. The student strength of the College is 1362 out of which 549 are girls.

The College has qualified teaching faculty strength of 64 permanent teachers and one temporary hand to teach aided courses. 9 teachers have Ph.D. and 14 teachers possess M.Phil. The self-financing courses are taught by 15 teachers. 2 teachers have Ph.D. and 3 are M.Phil holders. There are 54 supporting staff, including technical and administrative. The College has 12 teaching departments in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Microbiology, Tamil, Arabic, English, History, Economics, and Commerce. Facilities such as central library, Computer Centre, Sports facilities, Hostels, Canteen, grievances redressel cell, space for vehicle parking, rest room, prayer hall and mosque are available in the campus.

The College opted for accreditation by NAAC and submitted its self study report in February 2003. The NAAC appointed the peer team with Prof. Vidyavati, Former Vice Chancellor, Kakatiya University, Warangal as Chairman , Dr.Mubarak Pasha, Principal, Farook College, Calicut, Kerala and Prof. Ranganatha Setty, Principal , R.V. college of Engineering, Bangalore as members to visit the college and validate and assess it for accreditation. Dr.K.Rama , Deputy Advisor, NAAC Co-ordinated the visit. The team visited the college from 10-11 April 2003 and interacted with the Principal, teaching and non teaching staff, students, Parents, Alumni and other stakeholders, visited the facilities and verified the documents and information provided in the self study report submitted by the college within the parameters provided by NAAC. The details as observed and the commendations and concerns on the overall academic and administrative functions of the college are reported under the various criterion mentioned under section 2 of the report.

Section 2 : Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
Being an affiliated institution, the College is bound to follow the syllabi and scheme of examination prescribed by the University. The College offers under-graduate course in History, Commerce, Maths, Zoology, Chemistry, English, Physics, Computer Science, Microbiology, Information Technology and Post graduate courses in Commerce, History and Computer Science, a Post graduate Diploma in Computer Applications. In addition to these regular courses, a set of non-affiliated certificate and diploma courses are offered as enrichment courses in Mathematics, English and Arabic. Under the provisions of the University regulations for Extra Disciplinary Optional Courses (EDOC) the college has carefully planned and opted for employment oriented disciplines as options such as Journalism, Tajveedul Quran, Spoken English, Tourism and Travel Management, Salesmanship/Income Tax Law and Practice, Perfumery and Cosmetics, Instrumentations, Numerical Ability, Medical Laboratory Technology, Mushroom Culture and Web Designing etc.

The introduction of Field work on Local Relevance in the II year and the Project work in the III year is an innovative initiative which can provide scope for inter and intra disciplinary academic exercises by the student and the faculty. Through this the departments should go in for R&D and other Social development activities. This also provides sufficient scope for career oriented training at undergraduate levels. The time frame of the affiliated courses, the degree of horizontal mobility, range of elective option are completely determined by the university schedule. The schedule of disciplinary optional courses are operated within the framework of affiliated system. However the EDOC scheme has provision for the students for horizontal mobility and for availing interdisciplinary options.

The College has been able to introduce the courses immediately after getting the permission from the University and it has tried to introduce the courses which have relevance in contemporary higher education scenario. Though the courses in the College does not provide sufficient space for college-industry-neighbourhood network, the teachers and students join amateur efforts of these kind through the Field work on local relevance and the project work to be undertaken during the II and III year of Undergraduate studies.

Criterion II : Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
Admission to the various courses of study in the college is in accordance with the policy of the Government of Tamilnadu and the regulations of the University. Under the provisions of the Minority Education Institutions rules the college has the liberty to admit 50% of seats from the minority community. The management quota is also filled in on the basis of merit from among the nominations received. All the students are called for a personal interview for final selection and admission. The admission to MCA course is administered through an entrance test.

At the beginning of each semester, the members of the faculty meet to plan and prepare the schedule for semester. However there is no formal mechanism to prepare a teaching plan and its monitoring. The seminars, field work and project work constitute the provision for participatory learning. The syllabi are unitized according to teaching schedule through semester system.

The departments conduct test periodically to assess students knowledge and skills. Through the tests and the take Home Assignments the teachers identify the strength and weakness of the students. Though there is no weightage for internal assessment marks in the final evaluation it is appreciable to note that the students take interest and appear in these tests. The bridge course in English provide space for the weak students to learn the language more efficiently. Advanced learners are identified, encouraged and given opportunities to take part in academic activities and other competitive entrance examinations conducted by the different educational agencies. In addition the College offers formal enrichment courses like Certificate in Arabic, Certificate in Numerical Ability and PGDCA for students who would like to enrich the knowledge in other fields. The College appoints the teachers as per the norms of the Government and the University. Selection is made by a board constituted as per the guidelines in force. The temporary / adhoc appointments are made by the Management using their own resources. As many as 20 teaching staff are appointed presently from the funds provided by the management and the fees received through the self financing courses. The College follows self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the faculty. The College occasionally conducts seminars and training programmes.

The overall result of the college but for a few exceptions is comparatively higher than that of the overall university result. The dropout rate is negligible.
Teaching is mainly through conventional classroom lecture using the blackboard. The teachers should be encouraged to use audio visual equipments.

Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
The College does not offer either M.Phil or Ph.D course in any of the faculties. Its potential for research is operated through project work of PG and UG students. As one of the objectives of the University, while introducing the Field work on local relevance and Project at UG level has been ‘ to help the staff of the department to formulate minor and major research projects based on the projects undertaken by the students’ there is vast scope for the teachers of the UG colleges to take up and pursue active research. It was observed with appreciation that the projects done by the students if pursued seriously have a potential for research. Unfortunately it is found that neither any research nor any publication has resulted out of these projects so far. There is a provision to depute the teachers to do research leading to M.Phil / Ph.D. under FIP. Seven members of the teaching staff have availed this facility in the IX the plan period.

Though the teachers undertake some consultancy work it has not contributed to any resources mobilization. The Arabic department provides services for translation of documents like passport, visa etc. The English department conducts training programmes on ELT to teachers in schools and Colleges. Chemistry department helped in the analysis and estimation of iron content in certain siddha drugs prepared by the MD scholars of Siddha Medical College, Tirunelveli. All these services have been provided free of cost.

The College encourages the students and teachers to participate in extension activities. The College has a designated person for extension activities. The NSS, NCC, Rotaract, Blood donation Club and the Campus Diversity Initiative provide forums for activities like Community Development, Social work, Health and Hygiene awareness, Medical camps, Adult education and Literacy, AIDS awareness and Environment Awareness, National Adult Education Programme and Islamic Study Circle. The NSS Unit of the College was adjudged the best Unit of the University for the year 2000-2001. As a token of its commitment to social work, a grant of Rs. 5000 /- was sanctioned by C.P. Ramaswamy Iyer Foundation. In addition the involvement of the College in cementing communal harmony and providing relief work during national calamities has been noted for its social concern. Its association with District Consumer Society and Police Department for promoting extension activities is worth noting.The college has been active in organizing consumer awareness camps.

The NCC Unit of the college has represented the Republic day parade and some of its cadets have won the THS awards. During the previous year 15 NCC cadets have qualified for the ‘C’ certificate.

Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College is housed on wide campus of 40.56 acres and its buildings and other infrastructure are well maintained. A part time consulting engineer and a full time campus supervisor are the designated officers in charge of maintenance. The Alumni Association, UGC, the State Government, Islamic Development Bank, Local Area Development funds of Member of Parliament, the Public and the Management support the activities to meet the need for augmenting the resources for infrastructure. The Libyan and Iraqi Governments have funded the construction of two blocks in the college. The Islamic Development Bank has supported the college with a major grant of Rs. 90,00,000/- Lakhs for the construction of the building.

The College allows the external agencies to use its facilities during weekends and holidays. The college is the study center for the distance education programmes of the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University for weekend BCA courses. Abdur Rahman Higher Secondary School, Govt. Engineering College and Devendra College of Physiotherapy were the other institutions who were associated with the College for the use of infrastructural facilities of the College during their initial stages of establishment.

The Central Library, which has a collection of 26155 books is supervised by an advisory committee. The college has a book bank facility with around 6000 books. The library automation is under process. There is sufficient space in the reading hall. Introduction of video, Audio and multimedia and reprographic facilities would help to strengthen the Library System. In addition to a central computer center in the College all the departments and library have been provided with a computer for their use. The Physics department has its own computer center with five systems. It is desirable that the commerce and mathematics department also set up their own facility. Computers and their accessories are maintained with expert management on call basis.

With sufficient space and play fields for sports and games like Basket Ball , Cricket, Football, 400 mts. track, Shuttle Badminton, Kabadi , volleyball etc. it is observed that these facilities including the indoorgame facilities like Table tennis are under utilised. With a qualified sports officer steps should be taken to motivate and encourage the students to actively practice and participate in the various games and sports.The College provides sports kits to sports persons at half rate. The Cricket team of the College has won prizes at different levels.

Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
The College issues two types of prospectus, one for the aided courses and other for the unaided courses. The policy and criteria for admission for students are advertised in news papers in the beginning of every academic year. The admissions are made strictly in compliance with the rules and regulations of the University and the Government. The College has comparatively high rate of examination results and the drop out rate is insignificant. The faculty encourages and provides guidance to the students to appear for different competitive and academic examinations like UGC, SLET, GATE ICS etc.. Different kind of scholarships and fee concession are offered to the needy students and meritorious students. The College has received funding for instituting scholarships and endowments from both within the country and abroad. Through these every academic year at least 36 students are benefited. The grievances redressal cell and the guidance and counselling cell needs to be strengthened. The religious and moral instruction strengthens the personality development of the students. The indoor and outdoor games, debate club, student magazines, cultural programmes, quiz club, Rotaract club, NSS and NCC provide sufficient slot for recreation / leisure activities. The Alumni Association formed a year ago has been very active and has been aiding the college by providing placement services and training ground for the present students. The decision of the Alumni association to construct and develop a center for providing coaching to the past and present students for various competitive examinations like CSIR, UGC, PSC, UPSC etc. is laudable. The Alumni has also informed the committee that they propose to sponsor a few books every year to the college library. The college strengthens the Alumni Association through the enrolment of out going students as a member.

The faculty encourages and helps the students financially as well to publish their articles and literary work in the newspapers and as compilations. Many students have published their poems and articles in Tamil. Three girl students have also got their CD (songs) released and the work of the students has also gained media attention.

Criterion VI : Organization and Management
The College is governed by an elected committee consisting of the President, the Secretary, the Treasurer and 4 members. The Principal and the University representatives are the ex-officio members. The College council, a body of Head of the Departments advices the Principal in the academic matters. The discipline committee, students union advisory committee, moral instructions committee, research promotion committee, library committee, academic calendar committee, Extension services and Advisory Committee for girls students are different forums operated for managerial efficiency. There should be an in-built mechanism to check work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. The college needs a blue print/vision/planning for the future development of the institution. The members of the staff are entitled to avail festival advance, vehicle loan, provident fund loan, etc. In the case of death in harness of a member of the teaching staff a sum of Rupees One Lakh is paid to his family from the MUTA welfare fund. The faculty actively contribute to the staff members in need and there had been many such occasions in the past.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The college encourages the students to develop their skills in writing and composing the literary work etc. by constantly guiding and also funding them to publish their articles, poems etc.

The alumni association has been playing a proactive role in providing placement to the students of the college and decided to mobilize resources for construction and development of a training centre for the students for various national and international competitive exams

The students have been proactive in identifying the social problems/evils and bringing it to the notice of the society at large and in organizing campaigns for social awareness

The activities of the NSS students in developing water harvesting units , play grounds in schools located in remote villages , consumer awareness etc. are well suited to the local needs and also gives them an opportunity to observe the enormous problems of poverty and inequality born out of injustice,

The initiative of the management to select the students, train them to the requirement of the industry (owned by the Patrons of the society) and provide employment is an appreciable gesture

The initiation of the college to develop a language lab for enabling their students develop required communication skills to compete in the Global market, though not prescribed in the curriculum is a well conceived idea.

The college encourages even the technical staff to learn and publish articles in various newspapers and to participate in various extracurricular activities.

One of the staff is active in the study of the volcanic eruptions of the region and campaigning on water pollution and cleaning of the water bodies of the region and has won a number of awards.

Section 3 :
Overall Analysis:
Sadakathullah Appa College is housed in spacious building and surrounded by open grounds and playfields. The Students are disciplined and talented and are being groomed to be the proud citizens of the country. The college is actively propagating National Integration and any form of sectorial prejudices are not observed in any sphere of their activity. The college students have won ranks and occupied prestigious positions in the society. While the Peer Team appreciates the efforts of the college in maintaining its ambience and achieving the Goals and objectives of its founders it would also like to bring to the notice of the management and the concerned authorities some concerns and put forth few suggestions:

There is need to fill up the vacancies in the teaching and non teaching positions.

The teachers need to prepare and maintain teaching plan.

The College should promote research by motivating their faculty and if required by providing special incentives. With PG and UG students doing project work which is quite appreciable the results of these projects ought to have been published by the faculty. The faculty should avail of the project works in developing their minor /major research projects and tap funding from various bodies like UGC, DBT, ICHR etc.

The students should be encouraged to give seminar talk on their project works and also should be encouraged to use the data collected for scientific interpretations and publish the same

Student chapters of various professional bodies may be set up
Internet facility has to be made accessible to the faculty and the students by going in for a better connectivity

Facility in the hostel could be improved.

A healthy relation between the academic and non teaching community of the College staff would reduce the communication gap and help in the growth of the college.

The placement cell should play a proactive role in strengthening the institute industry linkage.

The Computer facility in the department need to be augmented with latest computers.

The College may go for a permanent medical centre for the students, staff and public around.

The operating system of the library, especially the issue and access need to be restructured to suit the requirements of the students and staff

The Peer Team would like to thank the management, the Principal, the Steering Committee Co-coordinator and the staff for their co-operation in validating the Self Study report and successfully completing the Assessment.

(Prof. Vidyavati)

(Dr. Mubarak Pasha)

(Prof. Ranganatha Setty)

I agree with the information and data provided in the above report

(Prof. P. Peer Mohamed, M.A., M.Phil.)
Sadakathullah Appa College

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