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Poompuhar College, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu


Poompuhar College, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu, India
Pin Code : 609107

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

Website of Poompuhar College, Nagapattinam Tamil Nadu is http://poompuharcollege.in/.

Contact Details of Poompuhar College, Nagapattinam Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-4364-260827, 227513


Poompuhar College, Nagapattinam Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Computer Applications, Research, Science stream(s).
* B.A. Economics
* B.A. Oriental Culture
* B.A. Tamil
* B.C.A.
* B.Com.
* B.Sc. Chemistry
* B.Sc. Mathematics
* B.Sc. Physics
* B.Sc. Zoology
* M.A Tamil
* M.Phil. Commerce[Full/Part Time]
* M.Phil. Philosophy, Religion and Culture [Full/Part Time]
* M.Sc. Chemistry
* P.G.D.C.A
* P.G.D.C.A Computer Applications
* Ph.D. Commerce [Full/Part Time]
* Ph.D. Philosophy, Religion and Culture [Full/Part Time]

Approval details: Poompuhar College is affiliated with Bharathidasan University, Trichy (Tamil Nadu)

Profile of Poompuhar College

The Poompuhar College is situated on the northern bank of the river Cauvery at Poompuhar-Melaiyur, from five kilometers to the West of the Bay of Bengal. In memory of the greatness of the place, the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department with the approval of the Government established this college in 1964 out of funds of the religious insitutions of Tamil Nadu Act xx11 of 59 (H.R and C.E.Act) from the temples.

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NAAC report of Poompuhar College

Section - 1
Poompuhar College, established in 1964 by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Department, Government of Tamilnadu, is located near the coastal area around 5 km from the Bay of Bengal, on the northern bank of sacred river Cauvery in Melaiyur - Poompuhar, Sirkali Taluk in Nagapattinam District. The College was inaugurated by His Highness Maharaja of Mysore Shri. Jayachamaraja Wadaiyar on 2nd May, 1964. The College is affiliated to the Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli. The College was recognized by UGC under 2(f) and 12 (B) of UGC Act in 1998. The College is an aided college receiving grants from the Government of Tamilnadu. The College also offers a few self -financing courses.

The College is spread over 5.98 acres of land and caters to the educational needs of mainly the rural students living in and around Poompuhar village limits. The College also has 16.31 acres of land being used as Playground and 12.39 acres as vacant land. At present 2051 (1030 boys and 1021 girls) students are studying in the College of which 1522 are in aided College and 529 students have enrolled in self financing courses. Most of the students are first generation learners of low economic status belonging to SC, MBC and Backward Classes living in this rural area. Their parents are agricultural labourers or fishermen or daily wage earners. The goals and objectives of the College are to provide higher education to the economically and socially backward students of this rural area. The College is committed to its mission and vision.

The College offers 11 UG, 4 PG 1 PG Diploma, 2 M.Phil and 2 Ph.D. Programmes in Arts, Science and Commerce faculties. The College has 10 Departments and it may be the only College in India offering the Course in Philosophy-Religion and Culture. Most of the graduates and post-graduates after completing the course are appointed in temple administration . Poompuhar College has 49 permanent lecturers, 23 temporary lecturers and 27 non-teaching staff for office administration. The college follows the rules and regulations of State Government and Bharathidasan University regarding admissions, fee structure etc. Unit cost of education in the College is Rs. 11532/-

All the teaching and non-teaching staff members have actively participated in Tsunami relief operations.

It was the concern for quality in education that made the College to offer itself for assessment by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) , Bangalore. The NAAC constituted the Peer Team for the assessment and accreditation of the college comprising of Dr. Naresh Chandra, Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai and Principal, Birla College, Kalyan as Chairman, Prof. Y. Azeez Ahmed, Former Principal, Al-ameen Arts, Science and Commerce College, Bangalore as Member Co-ordinator and Prof. Vijayalakshmi Chilakamarri, Dean, School of Education, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati as member.

The Peer Team visited the College on 29th and 30th March, 2007 . After going through the Self Study Report and accompanying documents submitted by the
College, visiting the Departments and the facilities of the College and discussions with the Principal, management, faculty, staff, students, parents and the Alumni the Peer Team records its observations under the various criteria defined by NAAC including commendable features and the issues of concern as under:

Section-2: Criterion Wise Analysis:
Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects
The College offers B.Sc in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Zoology; B.A in Oriental Culture, Economics and Tamil and B.Com as aided programmes. The College also offers M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D. in Philosophy-Religion and Culture and M.Com., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Commerce as aided programmes. May be it is the only College in India offering the PG course in Phiolosophy-Religion and Culture. The program options are available in both B.A. and B. Sc Courses. English language is taught to all the students of first year and second year classes. Botany is taught as allied subject to first year B.Sc. students only. The college has introduced self financing evening courses in M.A. in Tamil, B. Com. M. Com. B.Sc. in Chemistry, M. Sc. in Chemistry, B.C.A. and PGDCA. The College follows syllabii as prescribed by the University. The College conducts tests, mid semester, model and preparatory examinations.

Environmental Science is taught as compulsory subject to all the UG students. All the students are given a programme in Computer Science under the ‘General Interest Course’. Some of the faculty members are associated with the Board of Studies and contribute by giving suggestions in their respective subjects.

The Bharathidasan University has exempted this college from paying any affiliation fee for introducing new UG and PG courses.

The College believes in God, Arts and service to society (it finds place in college emblem), remains committed to its goals and mission and tries to provide value education to all its students.

Criterion 2: Teaching Learning and Evaluation
The college admits students on merit basis as per the rules of the University and Directorate of Collegiate Education, Tamilnadu. Reservation Policy is strictly followed. 30 % of the seats are reserved for women. 3 % seats are reserved for Physically handicapped and Sports personnel. Bridge Course in English is offered to the weak students for in English initial 20-25 days . Remedial coaching is given to the weak students. Special guidance is provided to bright Students. The college effectively integrates curricular and co curricular programs with adequate provision for value education with emphasis on national and cultural heritage in its PG programme in Philosophy-Religion and Culture.

The college follows semester system. 25% weightage is given for internal assessments of CBCS (Choice Based Credit System).

The College conducts preparatory examinations before semester end examinations. The students are informed about the dates of the examinations, working days and holidays through the college calendar. The college works for 180 days in an academic year with 170 actual teaching days. All the teachers appointed belong to the same state. The college has 48 permanent full time teachers and one part time teacher and out of which 18 teachers hold Ph.D. Degree and 29 teachers possess M.Phil Degree. One teacher has qualified in NET and one student has qualified in SLET successfully. Teachers have attended refresher courses in the last five years in different subjects. 31 teachers are appointed on temporary and hourly basis for teaching. Many of them possess M.Phil Degree.

The teaching methodology is based predominantly on lecture and chalk method. There is an effective tutor system in operation with one teacher in charge of 20-25 students. Remedial coaching is provided to weak students. Annual assessment of teachers performance is conducted through self-appraisal format followed by expert assessment. All the faculty members are assigned administrative work of the college.

Curriculum is as prescribed by the Bharathidasan University. Teachers as member of Board of Studies of the University contribute by giving suggestions. Several teachers have attended seminars.

The college follows traditional methods of teaching. Educational tours and field visits are organized by the departments. Recently one computer is provided to each of the department to be used as teaching aid.

The college has maintained excellent results in Philosophy-Religion and Culture, Chemistry, Tamil, Economics, Zoology and Commerce, but more efforts are required for improvement in Mathematics and Physics. The college has been able to achieve Distinctions in the University examinations held in earlier years.

UGC Sponsored career oriented ‘Add on’ courses, are introduced in Sericulture, Seed Production Technology, Biopesticide Technology, Architecture and Sculpture, Journalism and Tourism Management from the academic year 2006-2007. Twenty Seven visiting faculty members are appointed on hourly basis to teach these subjects. UGC has sanctioned Rs. 12 lakhs as seed money.

Annamalai University has recognized the Chemistry Department for carrying out research activity leading to Ph.D. (Science) Degree.

Criterion 3: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college is predominantly an undergraduate institution located in rural and economically backward area emphasising more on teaching and extension activities. Eighteen teachers hold Ph.D Degree. Two teachers have submitted Ph.D. thesis. Many are pursuing research leading to Ph.D. Degree. Many faculty members have availed FIP facility of UGC. Most of the faculty members possess M.Phil Degree. 8 faculty members are recognized as Research Guides . Four staff members have completed minor research projects sanctioned by UGC. 2 persons are working on UGC sanctioned minor research projects. Forty books have been authored by the faculty members and many staff members have published articles. A few faculty members represent the college on the Board of Studies and Senate of Bharathidasan University.

The students of the college are actively involved in many extension activities. The college career guidance cell in collaboration with Lions club of Tiruvengadu has organized a special meeting on ‘Employment and Employability’ in 2006. The NSS unit has organized HIV Aids Awareness programme and participated actively in Tsunami relief operations. The College has 4 NSS units with 400 NSS volunteers with 4 programme officers . NCC Army wing has 110 (77 boys and 33 girls) cadets, NCC Naval wing has 30 (19 boys and 11 girls ) cadets with 2 ANOS. Eco Club and other Social Clubs have also organized rural based activities. Nearly 400 students of families who are victims of Tsunami disaster have been granted admission to pursue higher education along with other facilities by the college. One girl NCC cadet has been awarded the rank of Under Officer in recognition of her services rendered in Tsunami relief operations.

The College has initiated the formation of womens cell to take up issues related to rural women empowerment.

The college has established linkages with specialized institution like CECRI-Karaikudi, NIT-Tiruchirapalli and Bharathidasan University library-Tiruchirapalli for students to get academic benefits in research oriented programs.

The college has been organizing inter-collegiate sports meet regularly. The college has organized 40th year Commemoration Mini-Marathan race covering 3Kms of distance. A few students of the college have excelled in sports events and achieved distinctions in Best physique competition.

Teachers are also vibrant and possess sportive spirit by participating in the inter-collegiate meet in the games of the local area. Thus infusing sportsmanship calibre among the students.

Criterion 4: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
During the last 53 years, within the limited resources the college has provided the infrastructure but not sufficient to meet the growing demands. The college is located in rural area on a 5.98 acres land with 54,840 sq.ft built-in area having class rooms, labs, library, canteen, womens rest room, computer center and a cooperative store with play grounds for sports activities.

The annual maintenance of existing buildings is carried out with the help of financial support from management, donations from the temples, voluntary contributions from the local representative of legislature and parliament and UGC grants. The College administration is being supervised by the Principal with the help of faculty members.

Few departments have departmental libraries. The centralized library has a carpet area of 2268 sq.ft.. The central library has 11,485 volumes with 18 journals. It works for 180 days in a year with daily timings from 9:00 am to 5:15 pm on all working days. At present after the retirement of the regular librarian, no full time librarian is appointed the present office Stenographer with MliSc Qualification is given additional reasonability of the Library. The library functions on Open access system. The library is yet to be computerized. The College has 20 computers of P 4 and 11 of P 2 configuration.

The college has a career guidance cell providing information about employment opportunities and resorts to counseling as and when required.

Criterion 5: Student Support and Progression
For the benefit of the students the college publishes and distributes its prospectus containing information about the courses offered, guidelines of admission, fee structure and details of financial Aids including scholarships etc. The admissions are made on the basis of roster system prescribed by the Government of Tamilnadu and the Bharathidasan University. In 2006-2007, out of 1525 students from aided courses, 1475 students belonging to SC, MBC and BC have been provided scholarship. In the self-financing courses out of 529 students admitted, 134 SC students have been provided scholarship. MBC and BC Students studying in self-financing courses have not been provided scholarship by the State Government.

Forty three students are admitted to M.Phil course and 16 are pursuing Ph.D as on date. All the students admitted belong to Tamilnadu. Four research scholars from the Department of Philosophy-Religion and Culture and Commerce are provided with a stipend of Rs. 2000/- per month from the Government of Tamilnadu.

The interaction with the students, teachers and tutors act as an important source of feedback. The college has a career guidance cell established in the year 2002, for providing counseling for those who approach to seek academic solutions and employment avenues. The cell has organized campus interview and an aptitude test as per IECD of Bharathidasan University in which 144 students of the college took part and seven were selected for interview. In collaboration with Lions Club the cell has organized a special meeting on employment and employability during 2006. Recently, 30 students have got placement in SKN Organics Pvt. Ltd., Chennai.

The college administration has constituted 12 committees, for conducting curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular activities. Tutor-ward system is introduced with ratio of 1:20-25. There is a separate Womens Development Cell which looks after the issues and the interests of women on the campus.

The college encourages students who excel in sports activities by awarding financial aid and certificates of merit. Due weightage is given for the overall development of students personality by organizing cultural and other extra-curricular activities.

Criterion 6 : Organization and Management
The College is managed by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments - Department of Government of Tamilnadu. The college committee and staff council are two important bodies of the college for management of the college affairs. Policy decisions are taken by College Committee, which is headed by Commissioner HR & CE Chennai. The Principal is the academic and administrative head of the College. The staff council of the College comprising of Principal as its head and all the Heads of Departments as members, take care of academic and administrative activities of the College. Principal has constituted various committees to help in the day to day functioning of the College and to ensure quality in educational activities. Staff meetings are conducted regularly.

The College follows the rules and regulations as laid down by the State Government and Bharathidasan University regarding admission procedure and fee structure.

Academic calendar is prepared by the Departments in the beginning of the year.

Self appraisal reports are maintained for the teaching and non-teaching staff.

The budget of the College for the year 2006-07 is approved by the management.

Purchase procedure is as per State Government rules.

Financial Audit is done by the management as well as Government of Tamilnadu.

Criterion 7 : Healthy Practices
The Peer Team has observed the following appreciable features.

Healthy interpersonal relationship between teachers and taught.
Several teachers especially from the Department of Tamil, Philosophy and Commerce are actively engaged in research authored books, published articles and over the years have established as academic strength of the college.

The College monitors quality education through curricular and co-curricular activities.

The College imparts value education. The students are motivated to adopt institutional goals - God, Art and service at all levels.

The activities of NCC and NSS units are appreciable in adopting villages for social service.

By offering self-financing and ‘add on’ courses the college facilitates the learners to acquire entrepreneurs skills for self-employment.

The College Management provide encouragement to the students from Poor sections of the rural area with endownment scholarships to pursue education.

The participation of the college in the relief operations of tsunami disaster is indicative of fellow comradesship.

The trend to acquire more knowledge by pursuing M.Phil and Ph.D. Programmes.

Over all Analysis
The College is making all efforts to provide quality education. The college has offered few self financing courses. The College has also introduced UGC sponsored need based career oriented ‘add on’ courses. More than 90% of students belong to SC, MBC and Backward class. Most of them are first generation learners. The college has encouraged tutor-ward system. The faculty members are motivated and most of them are involve in research activity. The Department of Tamil, Philosophy and Commerce have shown great strength. The faculty members are guiding research students leading to Ph.D. Degree. Many have published research papers, articles and authored books. The College authorities may provide greater support to these departments so that these department can be developed as centers of excellence. While commending the contributions made by the college to provide higher education to the students of this rural and economically backward area, the Peer Team would like to make following suggestions.

Suggestions / Recommendations :
The Peer Team is of the opinion that the following suggestions would help the institution to accomplish its mission to a greater degree:

Internal Quality Assurance cell be established.

The College may introduce B.Sc. in Herbal Science, M.Sc., in Physics and Zoology, MCA and M.A. in Economics. Also short term need based Diploma/Certificate courses in Horticulture, Functional English can be introduced.

Alumni Association be established on a firm footing and involved in the developmental activities of the College.

Teachers may be encouraged to take up Minor / Major Research Projects.

Library facility be upgraded. More Books and Journals be added.

Computerization in library and office administration can be expedited.

Internet connectivity be provided to all the departments.

The college needs to provide additional infrastructure support. Additional Laboratory facility be provided to meet the growing need. Laboratory facilities be upgraded and modernized. Modern equipments be added.

Teachers be encouraged to use Modern Teaching aids .

Renovated toilets for boys and girls be provided.

Canteen facility be upgraded.

The College authorities may take initiatives to renovate Boys Hostel

The College should co-ordinate with State Transport authorities to provide more buses for bringing the students to college from neighbouring places.

The College can consider starting a coaching centre for competitive examinations like I.A.S. and I.P.S. by providing guidance and facilities to students to face these competitive examinations.

Reprographic facility be provided .

Welfare Scheme for the Non-teaching staff may be taken up.

The committee appreciates the efforts put in by the Principal and his team in preparing the Self-Study Report for Assessment and Accreditation and like to thank them for the co-operation extended to the Peer Team in the Validation of the Self Study Report and assessment of the College for Accreditation.

Dr. Naresh Chandra

Prof.Y. Azeez Ahmed
Member Co-ordinator

Prof. Vijayalakshmi Chilakamarri

Dr.C. Maharajan
Poompuhar College
Melaiyur-609 1d07, Tamil Nadu.

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