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Womens Christian College, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu
Womens Christian College, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu, IndiaPin Code : 629151
Womens Christian College, Nagercoil Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college.
Womens Christian College, Nagercoil Tamil Nadu is situated in Nagercoil of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Website of Womens Christian College, Nagercoil Tamil Nadu is http://www.wccngl.com/.
Contact Details of Womens Christian College, Nagercoil Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-4652-230354
M.A, M.Sc, M.Com
Womens Christian College, Nagercoil Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Science stream(s).
Womens Christian College is affiliated with Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abhishekapatti
Profile of Womens Christian CollegeWomens Christian College affiliated to the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Thirunelveli and accredited with B by the NAAC is an aided Arts and Science College managed by the Church of South India, Kanyakumari Diocese. The college is situated in an ancient wooded campus in the heart of Nagercoil, the district headquarters of Kanyakumari District of the State of Tamil Nadu in South India. Even today Womens Christian College strives to instill value based education besides the academic curricula. Right from its inception in 1973, Womens Christian College has been maintaining a good academic record. The college is committed to girls education and the empowerment of women of the Kanyakumari District and the neighboring districts. The college has 10 UG courses and 3 PG courses. Other than these courses there are various skill based Diploma Courses taught as evening classes to enable the students to equip them with a career in hand.
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NAAC report of Womens Christian CollegeSection 1: Preface:
Womens Christian College, Nagercoil, is an affiliated College of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University. It is a grant-in-aid college catering to womens education. Founded in 1973, with a mission of empowering women by imparting quality education from undergraduate to postgraduate courses, it is recognized under section 2(f) and 12(b) of the U.G.C. Act inl987. In its 31 years of service, the college has achieved considerable success in accomplishing its mission.
The college has 3 faculties in operation namely Arts, Science and Commerce. There are II departments offering various programmes of study, from U.G. to Post graduation including diploma and certificate courses. The college also runs Self Financed Evening and weekend courses. There are 94 permanent, 4 temporary and 2 part-time teachers. The administrative and technical staffs are 65 members. The total enrollment of students at U.G. and P.G, including self-financing courses is 1890. The unit cost of education of a
student is Rs.533/- excluding salary component and Rs.l6309/- with salary component.
The college requested the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for its accreditation and submitted Self Study Report. In response, the NAAC constituted a Committee with Prof. M.I. Savadatti, former Vice-chancellor of Mangalore University, Karnataka, as Chairman, Prof. A.M. Puttaswamy Gowda, former Principal of Yuvarajas College, University of Mysore as member co- ordinator, and Dr. Mrs. Mrunalini M. Fadnavis, Principal, SSPMS Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nagapur as member and Dr.M.S.Shyam Sundar, Deputy advisor NAAC, as co-ordinating officer, to visit the college and validate the Self Study Report. The Committee visited the college on December 18-19, 2004; The Peer Team Report is prepared after its deliberations with the Management, Principal, Faculty, Students, Parents, Alumni and Administrative staff of the College.
Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis.
Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects:
Being affiliated to the Manomaniam Sundaranar University, the college follows the syllabi prescribed by the University. However within the frame work, there is possibility of having options to choose subjects in B.A. and B.Sc. courses. The college offers wide range of options with II U.G. programs, such as Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics, Computer Science in the science stream and History, Economics, Commerce, Tamil and English in the arts stream. There are 4 P.G. courses - in Botany, History, Physics, Commerce, one diploma and 4 certificate courses. Evening and weekend courses in M.S.Office, Office Automation, C++, Desktop printing. Computerized Accounting are also run in the college as evening courses. Though the college was established in 1973, with Pre University courses, first U.G. courses were started in 1975 and other courses were introduced in phased manner.
Certificate and Diploma courses are career oriented however it is noted that students of Zoology with a paper on Aquaculture have an opportunity to go for Marine Biology at P.G. level. Since they study Immunology and Microbiology, they can specialize in Biotechnology or Genetics if they so desire. A paper on Sericulture and apiculture helps them become self-employed. Students of commerce and computer science have greater job opportunities. The main objective of Evening Courses or certificate courses is to equip the students for a career. This attempt deserves encouragement. It is desirable that a few subjects in applied science such as Microbiology, Biochemistry are introduced for the benefit of students who are interested in the pursuit of research and a few non conventional subjects like BBA, MBA, BCA and MCA to enable women to get more employment opportunities. As there is no scope to redesign the programmes in the affiliating system, the college needs to secure autonomy as early as possible.
Criterion II: Teaching - Learning and Evaluation:
Admission to the U.G. and P.G. courses are made on the students academic record and reservation policy of the State Government. All the visually handicapped seeking admission are admitted. Selection and waiting lists are displayed on the college notice board. Vacant seats are filled from the waiting list.
After admission, the educationally backward students are identified by conducting tests and assignments and given remedial coaching in the area of their weakness. Tamil medium students are given bilingual explanation for better comprehension. The advanced learners are challenged to work ahead of the rest by providing latest information by conducting seminars on new aspects. group discussions etc. Students are encouraged to participate at the state level and national level competitions to develop their intellectual abilities. The college encourages teachers to make teaching plan with scope for seminars, workshops and assignments. A work diary is maintained with tentative dates of the monthly tests and model examinations. The syllabi are unitized for all the subjects. To make classroom teaching more student oriented, the lecture method is supplemented by the participatory, interactive and experimental methods by using OHP, recorded cassettes, CDs, charts, maps specimens, slide projectors etc. Seminars, study tours, field works are conducted to make teaching learning effective. There is a centralized media facility with T.V, V.C.R, VCD, OHP and Handicam to prepare audiovisuals. With all this learning process has become quite effective as reflected in the good results with more than 100 ranks in the last 5 years.
The college monitors the overall performance of students at the beginning of the academic year through classroom, tests, assignment etc. Semester system of examination is followed for both U.G & P.G. The affiliating University examination form the final evaluation of students .The College conducts tests and model examinations to familiarize students with the examination requirements.
Teachers are recruited through selection by the Governing Board elected by Diocesan Council with Bishop as the ex-officio chairman. Vacancies are advertised in the daily newspapers and the monthly magazine of the CSI diocese as per the U.G.C. norms. The Governing Board and HOD of the respective departments interview the candidates and prepares a selection list and waiting list. The correspondent issues orders as and when the vacancies arise.
As there is no permission by the government no regular appointments have been made. Temporary appointments are made by the management in the departments of Tamil, History, English and Botany. The college has linkage with a number of research centers in the country and a few abroad for research and extension purposes. The college also takes up the initiative of conducting seminars, workshops and refresher courses. It follows the self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the faculty. Efforts are also made to obtain students feed back to assess their impression about teaching and learning. Camps and environment awareness are undertaken. The teachers and students have involved themselves in some outreach programs and extension activities in collaboration with the N.G.O.S and G.O/s. The N.S.S volunteers took a detailed survey regarding the socio-economic conditions of the Kootamavoo village in association with Central Govt. Handicraft Dept. and SEDA in order to help the Pin Lace Artisans. Both teachers and students joined hand with Aivoli. lyakkam organised by Government and created awareness regarding social evils like dowry, illiteracy etc. The management has been extending full support and encouragement to all these out reach programmes.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources:
The college has well maintained infrastructure facilities in about 10 acre campus. The maintenance of the campus is taken care of by the management through Maintenance Committee. Since its inception, the college has gradually upgraded its infrastructure in the form of classrooms, laboratories, library etc. All the departments have separate staff rooms. There is a non-resident centre, a centre for physically handicapped and a canteen. Optimum utilization of the infrastructure is noteworthy. The college plans to meet the need for augmenting the infrastructure by having new buildings for which they expect financial support from the U.G.C. special grants for building, the alumnae Association and the P.T.A. The infrastructure of the college is also provided to outside agencies like Universities, Govt. departments and service organisations for conducting examinations. Seminars, coaching classes, distant education programmes, national level sports meet, exhibitions etc. The college also encourages expert agencies to use its academic facilities by external agencies such as computer education, research assistance, coaching classes, counseling and personality development programmes.
The Eco club, Dept. of Botany, the NSS students and the Beautification Committee are playing their roles in making the campus clean and green. The campus has been declared as plastic, tobacco and drug free. There are about 21000 books in the library. There is a book bank facility. Lending of books, audiovisual material â€˜and book bank are computerized. Reprography, Audio and Videocassettes, computer with Internet facility are certain facilities available in the library. It is necessary to enrich the library with latest arrivals with multiple copies. A few more standard Indian and Foreign journals can be subscribed and also back volumes be acquired to facilitate students and faculty. There is need for more computers with internet facility in the library. Thelibraryisopenfrom8.30a.m.to5p.m.onworkingdays. There is a central computer facility in the college, it works from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for day scholars and up to 8.30 p.m for the hostlers on all days. All the II departments have computers of their own. The college has a well maintained playground. Facilities are available to practice Volley ball. Badminton, Kho-kho, Khabadi, Hockey and foot ball. Indoor game facilities like chess, table tennis, carom and Chinese checker are also available. Shoes, jerkins and tracksuits are given to sports students. They are encouraged by providing them nutritious food during practice and with prizes and certificates to winners. The hostel is maintained with basic facilities inside the college campus and 130 students are the inmates, which amounts to 7.2% of the total strength of the college.
The special interest shown in the maintenance of green house, a farm house, a herbal farm and a garden with a wide variety of plants by the Botany dept. are praiseworthy.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression:
Financial aids are available to needy students. The central, state and institutional scholarships have been introduced. Students Aid Fund, Management Aid Fund, institutional Aid Fund and Disabled Student Aid Fund are instituted for those who do not get scholarships. AIACHE gives an aid of Rs-1500 for three years to a poor student identified by the Principal. Home church Nagercoil also gives scholarships to the economically backward students. Each teacher makes contribution of Rs.50 and this amount is given towards the needy disabled students tuition and hostel fees. On an average about one thousand students are supported by means of scholarships and student aid fund annually. Students get academic and personal counselling through employment cell and placement officer. They are trained to face interviews, competitive examinations with self-confidence. Employments are given to physically and visually challenged alumnae by the college and at present there are 8 such alumnae are working. This unique gesture of the college is really laudable. Employment opportunities are created through Logos ,an organization run by the college and each year on an average of 5 are employed. The alumnae association strives for the development of the college by fund raising to improve infrastructure.
Percentage of students appearing for qualifying examinations is as high as 89%. Progression to employment and further study is about 77%. Though the percentage of passes is encouraging, the number of students passed in the qualifying entrance examination is not known as the data is not maintained. The college may take steps to keep the statistics of such students.
The college publishes updated prospectus every year giving all the important information about the institution, courses of study, faculty, library and hostel facility.
Criterion VI : Organization and Management:
Womens Christian College is run by the Kanyakumari Diocese of the Church of the South India. The Governing body is the decision making body of the college. The staff council with the Principal as the chairperson and all the Heads of departments together plan the academic activities. The Principal with the assistance of the administrative staff looks after the administrative work. The Secretary/Correspondent is the chief monitor of the accounts, of properly and coordinator for the efficient functioning of the institution. He is in charge of all correspondence with the University and government. He implements the decisions of the Governing Board through the Principal. The Governing Body meets at least twice a year. There is proper documentation, strategic planning and transparency in the operations. The college also has internal audit mechanism. The office superintendent is responsible for the day to day functioning of the office. Cash Books and ledgers are maintained and periodically audited. Daily cash collections are remitted in the bank on the day itself. The management of accounts is under the control of the Bursar. The Secretary / Correspondent is the disciplinary authority. He is vested with the powers of taking disciplinary action against the erring subordinates. The college conducts professional development programmes for non teaching staff by organizing workshop on office procedure and maintenance of accounts etc. The institution offers a fair number of welfare programmes for students and staff. Mid-day meal scheme, self-employment programmes, assistance to handicapped with necessary equipment etc. are noteworthy. The college has concern about its needy employees. The college has built houses to the four poor employees, meets medical expenditure, part of marriage expenditure and distributes clothes to management staff during Christmas. In the absence of grievance cell, grievances of students, if any, are brought to the notice of the Principal through the Dean of students, The staff. bring their grievances if any, to the notice of the correspondent through the Principal and if needed to the Governing Board. The management also helps to get loans from different schemes from banks. The non-teaching Association extends loans to its members.
Criterion VIZ : Healthy Practices:
The college has a number of healthy practices to its credit. The college â€¢provides extensive support to weaker sections of students in terms of finance, bridge courses, career guidance etc irrespective of caste, creed and religionâ€¢ admits visually handicapped and physically disabled students and provides jobs for them to equip themselves to face the competitions in public services.
Provides free training for computer operation (It is interesting to know that typewriters are used for training in keyboard operations)
Has sensitized itself to latest managerial concepts such as strategic planning, teamwork and computerization.
Have started Self-financing courses.
Inculcates civic responsibilities among students through programmes organized by N.S.S. Rotract club and SCM.
Arranges guest lectures inviting specialists in health and hygiene, legal rights etc.
The Eco club volunteers and N.S.S. students clean the campus and water the plants occasionally.
Personality development and leadership development courses are conducted occasionally.
Introduced Certificate courses.
Mid-day meal, and Earn while you Learn schemes are introduced. But they have to be strengthened.
Tests students competency through group discussions debates and quiz Programmes.
Imparts value based education through spiritual discussion, meditation and prayers.
Section 3: Overall Analysis:
The college has strived hard to achieve the mission of empowering women. It has introduced in a phased manner various courses which benefited local community. With good number of students coming from rural areas and first generation learners, the college is doing a commendable job for the education of masses. The Peer Team appreciates:
The vision, progressive attitude and dedicated approach of the management.
The sincerity and commitment of the Principal, members of the teaching and
non-teaching staff of the college in realizing the motto â€˜Enlightened We Serveâ€™
The help extended to visually and physically challenged.
Good maintenance and optimal use of the infrastructure.
Remedial courses for the educationally backward.
Proposal for two major research projects are sent to funding agencies
Introduction of Self-financing courses.
The N.S.S unit of the college is doing well and has bagged awards from last five years.
The Peer Team feels that there is scope for further strengthening of Teaching and Research. The Team would like to recommend the following:
Library needs to be equipped with more books and journals taking into account the needs of newly introduced courses .
More computers with internet facility be added to library for the benefit of large number of students.
Teaching staff may be encouraged to undertake research and obtain Ph.D. degrees.
The faculty members may be motivated to submit research proposals to various funding agencies such as U.G.C, DST,CHR etc.
Placement cell need to be strengthened and campus interviews are to be conducted for the benefit of job seekers
The college may try to secure autonomy for implementation of new and relevant schemes.
Science Laboratories for U.G and P.G. should be strengthened
Better and expanded canteen facility need to be provided
Hostel facility needs to be improved to provide better atmosphere for study commensurate with the strength of the student
Health center needs to be improved for the benefit of the students in general and for the hostilities in particular
Common facility would enhance the quality of student life
The office staff need to be trained in the use of computers
The college may develop a vision plan for its further development in the next 10 years.
The Peer Team having made these observations would like to wish the college success in all its endeavors.
Prof. A.M. Puttaswamy (aowda)
Dr. Mrs. Mrunalini M Fadnavis
I agree with the observations made by the Peer Team in this report.
Date: November 19,2004.
(Dr. V. Yasanthavathy)
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