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AVC COLLEGE (Autonomous), Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu
AVC COLLEGE (Autonomous), Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu
Mayiladuthurai (District Nagapattinam)
Tamil Nadu, India
AVC COLLEGE (Autonomous), Mayiladuthurai Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college.
AVC COLLEGE (Autonomous), Mayiladuthurai Tamil Nadu is situated in Mayiladuthurai of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Website of AVC COLLEGE (Autonomous), Mayiladuthurai Tamil Nadu is http://www.avccauto.ac.in/.
CoursesB.A., M.A., B.Com, M.Com, B.Sc., M.Sc., PGDCA, PGDBI, PGDHRM, M.Phil., Ph.D.
AVC COLLEGE (Autonomous), Mayiladuthurai Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Arts, Biotechnology, Commerce, Computer Applications, Research, Science stream(s).
AVC COLLEGE (Autonomous) is affiliated with Bharathidasan University, Trichy (Tamil Nadu)
Profile of AVC COLLEGE (Autonomous)Anbanathapuram Vahaira C harities College, founded in the year 1955, has completed FIFTY years of its existence. The growth of the institution has been remarkable. The College today stands like a colossus, proud of the thousands of alumni that adorn positions of prominence in all walks of life, thanks to the education that they received in their alma mater. The Golden Jubilee of A.V.C. College is an opportunity for everyone who have passed through its corridors to revisit their temple of learning and contribute to its growth to achieve greater glory. The college celebrated the Silver Jubilee in 1980-81. The college was conferred autonomous status in 1987. The college celebrated the Golden Jubilee in 2005-06.
Media coverage of AVC COLLEGE (Autonomous), Mayiladuthurai Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu
NAAC report of AVC COLLEGE (Autonomous)SECTION I: PREFACE
AVC College (Autonomous) Mannampandal, Mayiladuturai - 609 305, Tamil Nadu, was established on 29th June 1955. The college was started and funded by the A.V. Charities, Mayiladuturai, which is renowned for its philanthropic and religious services in and around Mayiladuturai, Tamil Nadu. The college is located in rural region with a campus area of 71 acres, at Mannampandal, a few kms off Mayiladuturai. The college has been providing higher education for the past 51 years to students of all sections of society. The socially and economically less privileged sections of the society make advantage of this college because higher education has become affordable to them. The college is affiliated to the Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapally. It has been recognised by the UGC under 2(f) and 12 B. Autonomous status was conferred on it in 1987. The institution was first assessed and accredited by NAAC in 2000 with four-star status. The A.V.C College, the AVC Polytechnic (started in 1983) and the AVC College of Engineering (started in 1996) belongs to the same management and situated in the same campus area of 71 acres, sharing most of the facilities. The college celebrated its Golden Jubilee Year in 2005 and conducted several academic and extra curricular activities.
The Evening section of the college for women was started on 15th August 1984. The college now offers 22 UG and 18 PG degree programmes, 5 M. Phil. and 4 Ph.D research programmes and 03 PG Diploma programmes. The day college admits only men students in the UG courses. Both men and women students are admitted to the PG courses.
Started with just 120 students, the college has grown into a large institution with strength of 3758 (2257 men and 1501 women) students in 2005-06. There are 39 M. Phil and 40 Ph.D. scholars in 2006 - 07.
There is 63 aided and 157 Management teaching staff out of which 27 are Ph.D and 121 are M. Phil degree holders. 38 aided and 79 Management administrative staffs are working in the college.
The unit cost of education is Rs. 9448 and Rs.15,891 (including salary) and Rs.607 and Rs. 4960 (excluding salary) in Day and Evening sections respectively. The total number of teaching days of the college is 183 and working days are 293 during the academic year 2005 â€“ 06.
The infrastructure is sufficient to meet the requirement of the large number of students. Well equipped Labs, Seminar Hall, Audio-Visual aids including LCD, Computer labs, sports and games facilities including a well equipped Gymnasium, Central Library, Conveyance facility (4 buses), hostel for both boys and girls, Internet facility etc. are available in the college campus. IQAC is functional in the college. The IGNOU Study Center is situated in the college. NCC, NSS units, Rotract Club, Leo Club, Junior Jaycees, Target-CE, SWIFT etc, are carrying out several extension activities in the campus.
A.V.C College (Autonomous) Mannampandal, Mayiladuturai - 609 305, Tamil Nadu, volunteered to be assessed and reaccredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council and submitted its Re Accreditation Report on 16th February 2006. The NAAC constituted Peer Team comprising the following Experts:
Prof. M. Abdul Rahiman Chairman
Former V.C. of Kannur and Calicut Universities
Halcyon, Kaprigudda New Road, Mangalore-575001, Karnataka
Prof. V. T. Joseph Member
Principal, St. Josephs College
Devagiri, Calicut-673008, Kerala
Prof. Linga Murthy. N Member
Co-Ordinator, SAP â€“ DRS (UGC),
Kakatiya University, Warangalâ€“506009, Andra Pradesh
Mr. B. S. Ponmudiraj, Assistant Adviser, NAAC coordinated the visit of the Peer team to the college. Mr. S. Nakkeeran, Additional General Manager (AGM), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited(BHEL), Trichyâ€“620014,Tamil Nadu was the observer from the Industry.
The Peer Team visited the College from 23rd to 25th August 2006. The team visited all the teaching departments and labs, and other centers including library, sports and games facilities, canteen, etc. The team had extensive discussions with the Principal, Members of the Governing Body, Faculty, Non-Teaching Staff, Students, Parents and Alumni. Based on the information furnished in the Re Accreditation Report, the points noted during the field visit and tour of the campus, the scrutiny of documents and the information gathered during the interaction with various stakeholders, the Peer Team furnishes the following criterion-wise remarks.
SECTION II: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
AVC College (Autonomous) instituted by A.V. Charities is affiliated to Bharathidasan University Trichirappalli, Tamilnadu and caters to the needs of the rural and the economically weaker students of the area. The College offers 22 UG (10 aided and 12 unaided), 18 PG (4 aided and 14 unaided), 5 M.Phil, 4 Ph.D and 3 PG Diploma Courses.
Three new programs such as M.Sc. Biotechnology and PG Diploma in Bio- Informatics and in Human Resource Management have been introduced from this academic year on self-financing basis. The curriculum is basically designed to fulfill the needs of the society. Training programmes are conducted for students in various aspects oriented towards enhancing their employment opportunities. This has been done by offering new programmes like B.C.A., M.Sc. Information Technology, and M.Sc. in Microbiology, M.C.A. in Multimedia etc. in addition to the already existing courses.
The college has introduced choice based credit system in the UG and PG studies. Group project work and individual projects are encouraged in PG and UG levels. Best practices in curricular aspects include courses in Basic Methodology. Similarly â€˜Information Technologyâ€™ is made compulsory in UG and PG levels. Innovative papers were introduced in different disciplines such as BA, B.Sc. Bio-technology, Botany, Chemistry, B.C.A. Computer Science, Electronic Science and B.Com. Courses. Innovative papers like Molecular Modeling and Drug Design etc were introduced in M.Sc. Bio Informatics.
To cope up with the instruction in English to the students who hail from the rural region, â€˜Spoken Englishâ€™ or â€˜Communicative Englishâ€™ has been introduced. This is to prepare students for better communication.
Ph.D. programs are offered in Tamil Economics, Commerce and Zoology and M.Phil programmes are offered in some of the subjects like Tamil, Economics, Commerce, Mathematics and Zoology. The college has introduced semester pattern, both for PG and UG courses.
Value based courses such as Aquaculture, Biotechnology, Bio Diversity, and Training for Career Advancement have been introduced. Computer training for the teaching and the non-teaching members helps to bring computer literacy in the college. Physically Challenged students are admitted to different courses by making necessary required facilities.
Academic flexibility is offered to the students in selecting subjects of various categories. Every department develops its own syllabus with the help of Board of Studies. Failed students can complete the course even after a lapse of many years. Facility exists for credit transfer, flexibility of combining the conventional and the distance modes of education. The structure of the curriculum is reviewed once in 3 years. The college has a well-developed feed back mechanism. Based on the feed back system from the students, parents, industrialists etc., the Board of Studies bring in changes in curriculum. Factors like current relevant topics, demands of industry, employment opportunities are given due consideration along with their role in nation building.
CRITERION II: TEACHING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Students are admitted to the aided courses on the basis of merit and Reservation policy of the Govt. of Tamilnadu. To some of the self-financing courses, students are admitted as per the guidelines from the Government. Physically challenged applicants are given due consideration. Local students are also admitted in order to extend higher education opportunities to the under privileged and the poor. The admission procedures have been computerized and are notified immediately.
Every teacher maintains Bio-data of the students. Bridge course and remedial coaching classes are periodically conducted. Frequent class tests have improved the learning process and special attention is given to the slow learners. Admission for the disadvantaged community to PG and UG courses are implemented effectively.
Internship is provided to M.Com. Students and field training to M.Sc. Computer Science, Electronic Science, Wild life Biology and M.C.A. students. Free Internet facilities are available to the students, which is an effective step towards improving education.
The central library has comprehensive collection of books and journals and the library is kept open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The college has been encouraging teachers to take up projects with financial assistance from funding agencies. The research publication and project is more in Department of Zoology. Faculty members make use of F.I.P. programmes to pursue their Ph.D studies. There are 27 teachers with Ph.D. and 121 with M. Phil degree. Faculties serve as resource persons and have attended national and international seminars. The college has a well-defined evaluation system.
Students performance is assessed by two methods i.e., continuous internal assessment (CIA) and End semester system (ESE). Central valuation method and double valuation are adopted for all PG courses. Evaluation process has been made transparent. To maintain transparency, photocopies of answer scripts are made available to the students on demand. Evaluation methods are communicated to students at the commencement of the academic year.
Evaluation of teachers performance is made by the HOD of the concerned subject and evaluation of the teachers by the students and self-appraisal of teachers are reviewed by the head of the institution. The teacher- student ratio is 1:17.
CRITERION III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The Institution encourages research activities among the staff and the students. A Research Development Cell has been constituted to monitor research activities in the institution. It is a satisfying fact that staffs have attended 326 academic conferences/seminars/ workshops. Many of the faculty members are guiding the candidates for Ph.D.Various departments have conducted Seminars funded by the Management as a mark of Golden jubilee celebration. The Peer Team appreciate efforts made by some departments doing extensive research works in various areas. But the numbers of minor and major research projects taken up by the faculty members are very less. A research journal is being published. It is appreciable that some departments are organizing seminars and workshops.
With regard to research output during last 5 years, 61 M.Phil. and 15 Ph.D in Zoology, 51 M.Phil. in Economics, 20 M.Phil. in Mathematics and 64 M.Phil and 10 Ph.D degrees in Commerce have been awarded by the Bharathidasan University. Currently 39 M.Phil and 40 Ph.D research scholars have registered for their degrees.
The Department of Zoology has completed 6 major and 9 minor research projects with the total cost of Rs.68,12,559, which were funded by different central and state agencies. This amount includes a grant received from the US Fish and Wildlife Services, USA. There are 1 major and 1 minor on going research projects in the Department of Zoology (Rs.11, 76, 160) and 2 minor projects in the Department of Economics (Rs.91, 000).
The curriculum has been designed at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to promote research attitude. A core paper on â€˜Basic Methodologyâ€™ at UG level and core paper on â€˜Research Methodologyâ€™ in the PG level have been introduced. The laboratories in subjects like Wild Life Biology, Microbial Ecology, Tissue Culture, Biotechnology, Bio-Informatics, Bio-Computing and research facilities in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences have been made available in this college.
Consultancy services rendered by the Zoology Department, extension activities by the Chemistry, Commerce, Zoology and Botany departments have helped the rural people and farmers.
Extension activities in the college consists of NCC, NSS, Sports & Games, University Students Service Corps (USSC), Rotary, Leo, Junior Jaycees Clubs, Target CE, Youth Red Cross (YRC), Entrepreneurial Development Cell (EDC), Student Exnora, Red Ribbon Club (RRC), Placement Cell, Tailoring Training, Fine Arts & PEKAK Extension activities. PEKAK activities are made compulsury for the students and are included in the curriculum. Campus Diversity Initiative (C.D.I.) has been started and conducts various activities. There are 7 NSS units having 657 volunteers (391 men and 266 women) under 7 Programme Officers. One of the NSS Students secured the Best NSS Volunteer award at State level in the year 2001-02 and three students got Best NSS Volunteer Award during 2001-06 at university level. One of the Programme Officers got Best Programme Officer Award at University Level. The NCC was started in the year 1958 and at present the college has one senior division NCC Companys Army Wing with 115 men Cadets. Two NCC Cadets participated in the Republic Day Parade (RDP) held at New Delhi during 2001-02 and 2003-04. A total number of 14 students participated in National Integration Camps. 141 and 56 cadets got â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Câ€™ certificates respectively during the last 5 years. Students are actively involved in cultural activities and secured Overall Shield for the highest score with a total of 25 Gold Medals in Inter-Collegiate Competition during 2000-01. A Research Journal-â€˜Mayurâ€™ is publishing research papers of faculty and students. There are some informal linkages for placement of students.
CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college is provided with furnished classrooms, laboratories, LCD facilities, computers, drinking water facilities, separate room for generator etc. It has an auditorium and a men and womens hostel. A new Library building was constructed to accommodate more facilities in the library. For transportation, four college buses are provided to the students. UGC funds are utilized for various activities effectively for infrastructural development. A Committee called Planning and Evaluation Committee and the Dean for Infrastructure Development and Maintenance Section take care of developmental activities. Separate blocks have been built for Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social sciences.
Computers are effectively used as learning resources with computers for every department. For power-point presentation, LCD is used by the teachers. Science laboratories and the Department of Visual Communication are adequately equipped with major instruments like Microphotography Instrument, Getner phase contrast dark field bright Microsope, Laminar Airflow Chamber, Deep Freezer, Photo Studio lighting, Video and Digital Cameras, Multi media Computers, HCL Computers with LCD Projectors, Online UPS, PCR, Electrophorosis, Fermenter, Lyophilizer, Digital Sonicater.There are 34 units of Linguaphones in the Department of English.
The Central Library is very spacious with common reading room; it is computerized and provided with Internet facility. There are 67823 numbers of books. The Library is subscribing 152 magazines, of which 24 are complimentary. It also subscribes 20 national and 9 international journals. Book Bank facility also is available in the library.
Adequate Infrastructures like Multi- Gymnasium, with 16 stations, 400-meter athletic track, Basket Ball and Ball Badminton Courts and facilities for Cricket, Volley Ball, etc., are available in the college.
Other facilities such as hostel for men and women with all the basic requirements are available in the campus. The college has separate hostels for women and men. There are around 100 girls in womens hostel and around 65 boys in the mens hostel. A few students stay in the Government BC and SC hostels outside the college campus. A Health Center with a doctor paying periodical visit, has been arranged. An extension counter of Indian Bank is working in the campus to the benefit of all.
The college has separate courts for various games and sports for each event. Sports facilities of the college are commendable. Outstanding sports persons are encouraged to participate in regional and national competitions. Men and Women are provided with retiring rooms. The Zoology Department has various research projects funded by UGC and other funding agencies.
CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The strength of the students (boys and girls) is depicted in the charts showing admission to PG, UG, M.Phil and Ph.D courses. The total number of students in the day and evening sections together is 3800 during this academic year and the admission is in progress. The day college admits boys and the evening college are meant mainly for the girls. The strength of the socio-economically backward students admitted to the college shown in the charts is highly noticeable. Students progression report shows that 50% of the students take up PG courses in the same college with few dropouts. 30% of the students procure jobs and the assistance of Placement Cell is available to the students. Placement Cell is functioning in the college and it helps the students in giving training for interviews and in getting jobs. There are 39 M.Phil. and 40 Ph.D students who are carrying out Research activities in the college. With regard to the percentage of passes of students of UG courses during 2002-05 and 2003-06 are 69 and 70 respectively and for PG courses during 2004-06 and 2003-05 are 88 and 83 respectively.
The state and central government scholarships for SC/ST/MBC/BC etc. for the academic year 2005-06 is Rs.35,78,493/- for 1511 students. Students Aid Fund helps the deserving poor students to meet their financial requirements.
A Co-operative store operates in the campus for the benefit of the staff and the students who are also members of the Store.
The Alumni Association of the college is active and there is enrolments of large number of old students in it. The members of the Alumni are actively involved in the developmental activities of the college and it mobilizes resources for the college.
A separate grievance redressal cell has been functioning solving many of the students problems such as conveyance, drinking water etc. Students welfare committee looks after many of the activities. A womens Grievance Redressal Cell is functioning under the guidance of the Physical Education Directress. A Magazine titled â€˜Ilanthothuâ€™ is published every year by the students under the guidance of a teacher to develop the writing skills of the students.
The students are offered Extra Disciplinary Courses by different departments under the choice based credit system, which ensures academic flexibility. An Entrepreneurial Development Cell has been recently setup to enhance the self-employment opportunities.
CRITERION VI: ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The college has various committees to monitor the planning and growth of the academic programmes. The committees are the Staff Council, Academic Council, Planning and Evaluation Committee, Finance Committee, Examination Committee, Admission Committee, Student Welfare Committee, Discipline Committee, Sports Council and Placement cell. The Principal is the Chairman of all the committees and he is the decision-making authority with regard to the financial planning, allocation of resources, academic auditing, introducing innovative academic programme, and motivation of staff and students and in fulfilling the mission of the college. Academic decisions are taken at staff council meeting. Students are given the representation in the planning and evaluation committee.
The reservation policy of the state is implemented. For the self-financing courses 50% of the seats are filled according to the merit and reservation policy. Remaining 50% seats are on payment category with fees collected as per government rules. The discipline committee deals with disciplinary problems of students. There is an effective mechanism for planning and development with the vision for future growth. The college has improved its facilities since the last assessment by the NAAC. The A.V.C C Management has taken keen interest to add more infrastructural facilities for classrooms, labs, library, sports and games since last five years. The finance of the college is managed by the Education Committee of the AVC Society, and accounts are audited by the internal auditors and government audit agencies as per the rules of the government of Tamil Nadu. The College office is spacious and partially computerized. The college office and various departments are connected by Intercom for easy and speedy communication. All records are maintained by the office staff.
CRITERION VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
The college authorities have strived hard to fulfill the aspirations of the Founder Father. The evening college is run mainly for the women students and is offering various degree courses. Thus, girls are doubly benefited as they are also admitted for the courses of the day college. Choice Based Credit System and enrichment courses are offered at UG and PG levels. Value based education system is a part of the curriculum. Extension activities rendered by the students are helpful to develop personality and discipline in the younger generation.
The College is publishing research articles in the journal called â€˜Mayurâ€™, which covers all about the research findings of the students and staff members of the college.
Internal Quality Assurance Cell controls the quality of the education system and is guided by the Advisory Committee.
Several vocational courses like Communicative English, Research Methodology and Information Technology are conducted for the benefit of both UG and PG students. Several self-financing courses, Project Work and Internship Programmes are available in the campus.
Transport facility, Curriculum Development Cell, Target-CE Programme and TGNOG Center helps to generate grants by the Management and these are some of the healthy practices followed in the A.V.C. College.
Two women are included in the Governing Body. Golden Jubilee was celebrated in the year 2005â€“2006 and many events like Rally, Inter collegiate cultural events and Sports, Social Service Camps, Educational Exhibition, Seminars by all departments were conducted. The management has executed Golden Jubilee projects like the statue of Gandhiji, linguaphone lab, new library block, open air stadium, an academic block, a basket ball court, etc., at a total cost of Rs.1,06,10,737.
One unit of NSS is being funded by the management. A Gujarat Relief fund of Rs.1,64,000 was collected and handed over to the authorities by the NSS units of the AVC College. NSS units also under took Tsunami Relief work by helping to accommodate and rehabilitating in the affected villages.
SECTION III: OVERALL ANALYSIS
A.V.C College (Autonomous) Mannampandal, Mayiladuturai - 609 305, Tamil Nadu, was established in 1955 with a humble beginning and now it has a student strength of 3758 degree students, and 39 M.Phil and 40 Ph.D. Scholars. The teaching faculty is 63 in the aided sector and 157 in the unaided sector. The college is offering 22 UG, 18 PG, 5 M.Phil, 4 Ph.D., and 03 PG Diploma programmes. It was assessed by NAAC Peer Team and was accredited at four star in 2000. Autonomous status was obtained during 1987. It is affiliated to the Bharathidasan University. The college celebrated Golden Jubilee during 2005.
Action Taken on the first Accreditation Report
The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and the Quality Advisory Committee (QAC) are constituted and are functioning to promote the quality of academic standards. The website of the college is www.avccauto.ac.in
Choice Based Credit System has been introduced in both UG and PG levels. Practicals are given more weightage under CBC system. Confidential feedback mechanisms from students about the performance of the teachers have been initiated. BBA and B. Com. Students are given Field training by the experienced teachers. Communication English papers have been included in the syllabus at UG level. The research findings are published in a journal, â€˜MAYURâ€™ and a Research Cell has been established. A Womens Grievance Redressal Cell is functioning in the college under the guidance of the Physical Education Directress. 218 Girls are staying in the newly constructed Womens Hostel. The first floor of Mens Hostel also is constructed.
To increase the facilities for sports and games, Volley Ball and Basket Ball courts have been provided. Inter-collegiate tournaments are held for both boys and girls. Service of Part-time doctors are provided in the Health Center of the College. Remedial classes are conducted for academically weaker sections of the students.
The College was started in 1955 and has taken long, steady, pleasant strides to reach its present status. It is catering to the upliftment of all sections of society by providing quality education.
It is an autonomous institution and Choice Based credit System is offered. The syllabus is designed and revised by the BOS of the College in consultation with external experts of all fields. Several examination reforms have been introduced. Research and Development Cell coordinates the Research activities. 1 major and 3 minor research projects are in progress. The College offers UG, PG, M.Phil, Ph.D., Diploma and Certificate courses. It has a good infrastructure and well-equipped labs including a spacious computer lab, library etc. NSS and NCC units are actively engaged in extension activities. The college conducts Remedial classes, Seminars and Workshops and teachers are encouraged to do research work and to attend conferences. A placement cell and student-counseling center are provided to the benefit of the students. Audio-visual facilities are available. Hostel for girls and students, canteen, sports and games and Internet facilities are provided. Government scholarships and 150 endowment scholarships are being given to deserving candidates including SC/ST categories.
Most of the suggestions made by the first NAAC Peer Team have been implemented.
IQAC and QAC are constituted and functional.
Syllabi have been revised and new papers have been added to meet the challenges of employment scenario at national and global levels.
Choice Based Credit System is offered.
Hostel facilities have been improved and more number of girls and boys are accommodated.
Purified water supplied to boys and girls in the hostels by establishing reverse osmosis system is appreciable.
Giant generator (360 KVA) and mini generators are functional.
A New Library Block has been built and is equipped with all modern facilities.
Controller of Examinations has developed software for mark lists printing and publications of results.
The â€˜Target-CEâ€™ programme provides training for competitive examinations.
Four buses are providing conveyance facilities to staff and students
Linguaphone Lab facility has been setup in the Department of English to improve the language skill of the students.
Facilities of the computer lab have been utilized to bring computer literacy among the students, teachers and the non-teaching staff.
Group insurance scheme, Medi Claim facilities, festival allowance and house construction loans are made available to the staff.
RECOMMENDATIONS / SUGGESTIONS
The Peer Team suggests that the college may strengthen the â€˜Entrepreneurship Development Cellâ€™, which will organize interactive sessions between students and successful businessmen/industrialists and motivate the students for self-employment.
Teachers may be encouraged to do research and acquire Ph.D/M.Phil. Degrees.
Need based Vocational, Diploma, UG, PG courses may be started in the College.
A Psychology Club or counselling center may be set up for the benefit of students.
For a better transaction of the curriculum more interactions among inter-disciplinary subjects has to be established.
Consultancy in departments such as Commerce, Management and other Science departments has to be improved.
All departments may be motivated for participation in academic conferences, seminars etc.
In addition to helping the rural people through extension programmes, the expertise may be used by the college to have its own centers for the commercial use of the technology like growing edible mushrooms, and by involving students in self-help groups etc.
More focus can be given to align the institution with the industry and the government offices to expose the students to improve their employability.
Arrangements may be made to provide more spacious staff rooms and girls common room.
Efforts may be made to create a center for the training of students aspiring for examinations like Civil Service, Charted Accountancy, ICWAI etc .
Library may subscribe e-journals for the benefit of the research scholars.
Inter disciplinary research may be done by utilizing the expertise and laboratory facilities of Microbiology, Biotechnology, Plant biology and Chemistry departments and it is advisable that more teachers apply for major and minor projects.
It is advisable that a management fund is created to give scholarship to the deserving research scholars.
On the whole the college definitely has shed its complacency, is receptive to new ideas and concepts in higher education and has identified its strong areas of diversity. The Management of the College needs to support this awakening to make the institution a center of excellence.
Prof. M. Abdul Rahiman
Prof. V. T. Joseph
Date: 25th August 2006
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