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Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu


Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu
Address:A.Meenakshipuram, Anaikuttam Post, Sivakasi - 626130, Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu, India

Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college.
Sri Kaliswari College is situated in Sivakasi of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Website of Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi Tamil Nadu is http://www.kaliswari-college.com/.

Contact Details of Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-4562-232648, 232264, Fax: + 91-4562-232 264


Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Arts, Biotechnology, Commerce, Computer Applications, Information Technology, Business Management, Mass Communication and Journalism, Research, Science stream(s).
B.A, B.Sc, B.Com, B.B.A, B.Sc(Biotechnology), M.Sc, M.A, M.Com, M.Sc(Biotechnology), M.Phil(Commerce), M.Sc(CS), Certificate courses in Communicative and Functional English, Computer Application, Advertising, Sales Promotion and Sales Management, Industrial Safety, Fire works and Safety Matches, Gandhian Thought, Journalism

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NAAC report of Sri Kaliswari College

Section 1: Preface
Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi was started by Sri Kaliswari Trust in the year 2000 with a dedication towards the cause of quality higher education. The college is a self-financing institution situated in the rural area of A. Meenakshipuram village of Sivakasi Taluk on the Sivakasi -Virdhunagar road and is about 7 Km away from the town of Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu. The college provides education to rural students of nearby villages. The college is situated in 37.5 acres of land. The college is affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University. The college has its motto ‘toil and triumph’. The vision of the college is to provide quality higher education, the mission is social responsibility and the goal of the college is to attain ‘Excellence in Education’.

The Sri Kaliswari College initially was started as Arts and Science college offered three job oriented undergraduate courses, viz., B.Com., B.B.M. and B.Sc. (Computer Science) and the students strength was 51. Later the college with its commitment and dedication - within the span of less than seven years the college has added many more courses and is currently offering 13 undergraduate, 6 postgraduate and 2 M.Phil. programmes. In addition the college offers 6 certificate courses and 17 value added courses. The college within a short period, with all the new and employment oriented programmes, the student strength has gone up to 1353. It has 101 permanent teachers out of which 59 are male and 42 female. The total non teaching staff of the college is 47 out of which 31 are male and 16 are female, in addition to this there are 12 technical staff of which 8 are male and 4 are female. The college has got recognition of UGC under 2(f) on 1.06. 2006.

The college is a co-educational institution and has 1353 students (795 boys and 558 girls). There are 1164 students (714 boys and 450 girls) in the UG, 171 (77 boys and 94 girls) in the PG and 18 students (4 boys and 14 girls) in M.Phil. courses. The college has 34 students from outside the state.

The college admits students to various UG and PG programmes as per the regulations of the Government of Tamil Nadu, Director of Collegiate Education, Tamil Nadu and follows the rule of reservation. The college has about 210 working and 188 teaching days. The Institute provides facilities for an array of co-curricular activities such as invited lectures, students seminars, symposia and conferences. It encourages extension activities such as community development, blood donation, social work, cultural and literary activities, etc. The college has very good infrastructure facilities such as Central library, Computer centre, Health Centre, Boys and Womens Hostels, Sports field, Gymnasium, Canteen, Telephone booth, Mineral water plant, Reprographic and Internet facilities are available to the students. The college has three NSS units out of which two are for boys and one for girls. The unit cost of education with and without salary component is about Rs.11556 and Rs.4192, respectively.

The college volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and submitted Self Study Report.

A Peer Team was constituted by the NAAC to visit the institution and validate the Self Study Report. The Peer Team consisted of Prof. P. Ramaiah, former Rector (Pro-VC), Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad as Chairperson and Cordinator, Dr. P.P.Mathur, Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Coordinator, Bioinformatics Centre, School of Life Sciences, Pondichery Unversity and Dr. Shylaja V Kodi Kopmath, Formerly Principal, Maharani Womens Arts, Commerce & Management College, Bangalore as Members. Dr. Latha Pillai, Adviser, NAAC very ably coordinated the visit. The Team visited the Institute on 15th and 16th of March, 2007.

The Peer Team examined in detail the infrastructure facilities available in the Institute, curricular and co-curricular programmes and the various aspects of the functioning of the institution. The Team interacted with the Principal, Students, Teaching & Non-Teaching staff, Parents and Alumni of the College to elicit their views on the facilities and the functioning of the Institution. In addition, the Team also interacted with the Trustees and Members of the Management. The Peer Team examined all the relevant records and visited all the different Departments, Laboratories, Central Library, Playgrounds, Canteen, NSS room, Medicinal Plants Research Area and other facilities on the campus. Based on the above exercise, and the seven criteria identified by NAAC, the concerted assessment of the institution is presented in the following section.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi is an affiliated self-financing institution under Madurai Kamaraj University. The stated vision of the college is to impart quality higher education to produce highly talented youth capable of developing the nation. The course syllabi are prepared by the respective Boards of Studies and approved by the Academic Council. In some of the courses the college has helped the university in preparation of the syllabus. The college offers twelve programmes in undergraduate and six in postgraduate courses. Two M.Phil. programmes are also offered. The undergraduate programmes are B.Com. (Regular and Computer Application), B.B.A., B.C.A, B.A. (Tamil) and B.Sc. (Computer Science, Information Technology, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Hotel Management & Catering Science. The P.G. courses being offered are M. Com., M.A. (Tamil) and M.Sc.in Computer Science, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biotechnology and Mathematics. M.Phil. is being offered in Commerce and Biotechnology. In addition six certificate courses, as approved by the University, in computer application, communicative and Functional English, Advertising, Sales Promotion & Sales Management, Industrial Management, Matches & Fireworks and Gandhian Thought are being offered. The syllabi are being reviewed once in three years. The last revision was done in the year 2006. Eight faculty members have served as members of the Boards of Studies of the University and a few as members of the Academic Council. The syllabi are unitised and some of them have multi-disciplinary components. It takes about a year to launch a new course. Semester system is being followed in all the M.Phil., postgraduate and undergraduate courses except B.Sc. in Hotel Management & Catering and Certificate courses. There is no academic flexibility in the programmes and the college follows the system prescribed by the affiliating University. The college collects feedback on the existing curriculum from the outgoing students and forwards them to the University.

The college also offers seventeen value added certificate courses to all the second and third year undergraduate students, one in each semester, which offers them a wide choice. Some of the value added courses, like Entrepreneurship, Journalism (Tamil), Spoken English, Hindi, Fundamentals of Computers, Banking and Share Market, Electricity and Electric Home Appliances, Basic Catering Management, Tourism and Yoga (for boys only) are job oriented and aim at developing soft skills. Some Courses like Gandhian Thought, Drugs & Diseases and Value Education has community orientation. The college has made a significant contribution by designing syllabi of a few certificate courses related to the fireworks and safety and also introducing value added courses. The college has launched an environmental awareness course for all the final year UG students. All the students leaving the college become computer literates.

The college conducts Remedial classes in English for increasing proficiency in English and to improve communication skills. The college also offers Mathematics coaching for MCA entrance examinations. Most of the departments have offered training programmes for higher secondary school students and neighbourhood community.

Criterion II: Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
Admissions to the various courses of study are done on the basis of their academic records. Although it is a self-financing college, it has followed the state governments reservation policy for admission into all the courses and has maintained transparency. For postgraduate admissions performance in the entrance test is taken into account. The college encourages women students by allotting a minimum of 30% of seats to them. Seats for physically challenged students are reserved as per the governments policy.

Though there is no provision to assess the students knowledge, aptitude and skills for a particular programme before admission. However, at the entry level an English test is conducted for all the first year undergraduate students. The college provides some bridge/ remedial courses in English and extra coaching to the educationally disadvantaged students is arranged by various departments. Parent-Teachers meetings are also arranged to identify the problems of the students and to suggest corrective measures. Parents are informed of attendance and progress of their wards. Though two cycle tests, class tests and model examinations are conducted, they do not form a component for final evaluation, as per the rules and regulations of the affiliating university. However, in the postgraduate courses 40% marks are allotted for continuous internal assessment which is based on class tests, class seminars and assignments. Test papers are made available to the students. The University has also a provision of providing photocopies of valued papers. The college organises a three day orientation programme to all the first year undergraduate students and tutorial sessions are conducted for all first year undergraduate and postgraduate students. Last year the College had 188 teaching days. The teachers are required to prepare teaching plans in the beginning of the academic year. The students are informed of the syllabi and evaluation methods in the beginning of the academic year. The students are provided with library and internet facilities. Regular class room teaching method is supplemented by modern methods. Diverse teaching methods like field study trips, projects, seminars, quizzes, case studies, home assignments and group discussions are practiced. In the past years a large number of invited lectures from experts in different frontline areas were organized by various departments of the college. In all 13 seminars, 326 invited lectures and one research development programme were organized by the college in the past two years.

The college has 101 qualified regular faculty members to handle various programmes. Ten of them hold Ph.D. degree and forty eight possess M.Phil. degree. Some are in the process of acquiring research degrees. All the classes are engaged by the regular faculty. Three part-time lecturers have been appointed to teach Hindi, French, Yoga and Karate. Faculty members are encouraged to register themselves for Ph.D. degree and to participate in various seminars and conferences. Faculty is recruited through open advertisement and on the recommendations of the duly constituted selection committee. The management promotes development of teachers by providing annual increment of Rs. 1,000 for the staff with Ph.D. degree and by fixing higher salary for candidates with Ph.D. The college also encourages research culture by encouraging faculty members to apply for research projects and granting sabbatical leave for pursuing higher studies abroad. The college also provides financial assistance for organizing and participating in seminars and conferences and also meets expenditure towards publication of research papers. Each department has computer and free internet facility is provided to the faculty and Postgraduate students. A fee of Rs. 10 per hour is charged to the undergraduate students. The college has a Faculty Academic Forum which organises orientation programmes, guest lectures on innovative teaching techniques and personality development programmes. In addition Communicative English course and Language Lab facility is available to the faculty and students. The college follows self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the teachers. In addition the management also evaluates performance of the teachers. The college also collects the evaluation of teachers by the students. In addition an academic audit is also done within the college.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college is chiefly an undergraduate college and postgraduate programmes have been added in Tamil and Biotechnology and M.Phil. programmes in Commerce and Biotechnology about two years ago. Teaching, learning and extension activities are well organized. Though the college is not a recognized centre of research it has been promoting a culture of research among its faculty by providing various incentives, by setting up of a research committee, by publishing a research journal ‘Trends in Kalis Research’, by procuring state of art equipments and subscribing journals. Ten of the faculty members hold Ph.D. degree and forty eight possess M.Phil. degree. Two teachers have submitted their theses for Ph.D. degree, 14 have registered for Ph.D. and 24 for M.Phil. degrees. One of the teachers of Biotechnology is guiding Part time Ph.D. students of Manonmaniam Sundarnar University and is permitted to use laboratory facilities. He was successful in getting funding support from the Ministry of Environment & Forests for cultivation and conservation of endangered plants. It is notable that Sri Kaliswari Trust has also provided funding support for various projects and programmes. It is commendable that Sri Kaliswari Trust has acquired 47 acres of land to grow Medicinal Plants and jatropha plantation. In addition to this the college is providing for mushroom cultivation, biofertilizers and cultivation of fruit bearing trees. A few teachers have published papers in peer reviewed journals and have also published books. A total number of 20 research papers, out of which 15 in international journals and 5 in national journals. The faculty has published 14 books out of which 10 in Tamil, two in Commerce and two in Biotechnology. A large number of teachers have contributed Abstracts in Conferences, Seminars and workshops. The college encourages teachers to undertake research projects and complete the requirements for Ph.D. degree. Various departments like Biotechnology, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Commerce, Management and Hotel Management, have started offering consultancy services to various private organizations. The Chemistry Department could generate about Rs. 5,000 from the consultancy services offered for analysing industrial samples. Two faculty members of Pharmaceutical Chemistry have international linkages with Germany, Korea and U.K. in academic research. The Departments of Commerce, Computer Science and Biotechnology can also offer project based consultancy services to various organizations.

Extension activities and outreach programmes are mainly through Kalis Extension Service Centre, NSS, Exnora and Kalis Eco Club. The institution is responsive to the needs of the community. The college also undertakes extension activities through Rotract, Red Cross and Jaycees. All the departments organise some activity or other. In the past two years about 35 programmes were organised for school students, school teachers, self help groups, marketing executives and others under the banner of Kalis Extension Service. There are three NSS units (two of boys and one of girls) and a Youth Red Cross unit. Under the NSS, special camps under the theme of cleanliness and societal development were organized in some villages where free medical and veterinary camps, blood donation camps. Six special camps of 10 days duration each were organized the past two years. The college has adopted two villages to undertake extension activites. AIDS awareness rally, Selling of postal stationery, sapling plantations, lectures on personality development, small savings, consumer awareness, natural medicine, prevention of fire accidents, disaster management, women issues, doll making, etc., were organized. Students of the college participated in various community based programmes organised by other institutions. Many departments have established linkages with industries for placing students for internship and placement. The students of Hotel Management and Catering Science (17) are well placed in star hotels like Le Royal Meredien, Hotel Sangam, Hotel Chennys Gateway, Salem. Twenty two hotels took the student of this college for on job training. The students of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Commerce, Computer Science and Biotechnology got placed in some reputed companies like Shasun Drugs, Shriram Finance Co. Ltd, Citibank, Alsec Technology, Infosys, Orchid Pharmaceuticals.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
In spite of being a nascent institution, the Institute has developed its own infrastructure facilities to keep pace with the academic growth of the institution. The facilities are being optimally used by students and outside agencies. The infrastructure facilities in the college are created and maintained by the Trust. The college is situated in a 37.5 acre land and has three floored building on Sivakasi-Virudhunagar Highway The three storied MBA block is adjacent building. The total built up area is about 5103 sq m. The campus is maintained clean and tidy. Maintenance of infrastructure is done by a team of Engineers, Technicians and unskilled labourers. The college has forty eight good class rooms, eight laboratories, twelve staff rooms, well-equipped lecture halls with modern equipments and teaching aids. There is an air conditioned conference hall and a seminar hall. The college has two computer laboratories with 244 computers. A separate internet centre for faculty and a language lab are available. Undergraduate students pay Rs. 10 per hour for internet usage. The college has well equipped laboratories for Electronics, Biotechnology, Physics, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Computer Science, Hotel Management and Catering Science. The front office, restaurant, guest room, mock bar, bell desk, basic training and quantity training kitchens are provided with modern facilities. The bakery room is well equipped with modern baking ovens and moulds. The Hotel Management and Catering Science infrastructure is excellent. The infrastructure provided to the Department of Biotechnology and research centre for Medicinal plants is very good. The college has doctors consultancy room, administrative office, management room, animal house and recreation rooms for boys and girls. Major departments such as Commerce, Computer and Information Science, Biotechnology, Tamil are provided with separate staff rooms. Six bore wells cater to the need of water supply and a mineral water plant is available inside the campus. Two power generators of 125 and 75 KVA each ensure uninterrupted power supply. The college has sports facilities. Courts for Kabbadi, Kho kho, Volley ball, Basket ball, Ball badminton, Tennikoit are available in addition to cricket, football and track fields. The college has facilities for indoor games such as Table Tennis, carrom and chess. A few students won prizes in inter-collegiate, University and district level events.

The college has modern equipments such as audio visual aids, LCD projector, OHP etc. The college has Mini Gym, Boys and Girls Common Rooms, students store, workshop, reprographic facilities, PCO with STD facility, good canteen, transport facility and vehicle parking shed and a fleet of six buses. The college has separate hostel facility for men and women students on the campus. The Boys Hostel has 63 rooms accommodating 204 students while the Girls Hostel has 52 rooms with attached toilet which houses 235 inmates. The hostels are provided with recreational, health care and modern cooking facilities. The college also provides an opportunity to the faculty to stay in the hostel and provide academic counselling.

The Central Library is fully automated and is well maintained and follows open access system. A good reading room, a reference section and a spacious periodical section including processing zone is available. The Library is managed by an advisory committee. The Library is open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. During Semester holidays the library is open on holidays also. The library with about 4750 sq. ft. offers reprographic, internet and audio-video facilities. The Library has institutional membership with DELNET and British Council Library. The Library has 15,040 volumes and 9,106 titles. The Library subscribes 39 journals and 74 magazines.

In addition to availability of computers in every department and office there is a centralized computer facility in the College which has 244 systems and remains open between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM on working days. Maintenance of the systems is done by AMC.
The college provides health services to staff and students through a doctor. The college could consider hiring services of a female doctor on a regular basis and provide counselling services. The college could also offer compulsory accident insurance to all the students and staff.
The learning resources on the campus are very much encouraging to the faculty and students to spend more time on academic matters. The students participated in volleyball, chess, cricket and other events and bagged prizes at state, University and district levels.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The college provides good support system for students and a good opportunity is provided for their progression through counseling and periodical review. The college prospectus is revised and printed every year which provides all details for the benefit of the prospective students. It includes all the essential information needed by the students like the details of the courses offered, eligibility criteria, admission rules, fee structure, facilities available on campus, faculty and non teaching staff, college calendar and hostel related information. The college is a co-educational institution and has good pass percentage in most of the courses. Drop out rate is quite low and progression to higher studies and employment is good. Eighty percent of the students go for higher studies around five percent go for self employment and others join various jobs in private and public sectors. Under the Chairmanship of the Principal seven academic committees are constituted to provide counselling and support to students on various matters. The college has a system of academic and personal counseling for the students. The counseling is done for improvement of performance and career progression. Remedial classes are held for academically weak students. A Career guidance or Placement Cell conducts career guidance programmes, arranges mock interviews and personality development programmes and facilitates campus recruitments. In the past year seven companies conducted campus interviews. Entrepreneurship development programmes are also organized for the benefit of students. A few alumni are successfully self-employed. The Alumni Association meets twice a year. Alumni are invited to interact with the students in their areas of work, experience and specialization. Feed back is received from the alumni and students.

Different types of financial help such as Tamil Nadu Educational Trust Merit Scholarships, Madurai Kamaraj University Endowment Merit Scholarship, SC/ ST post-matric scholarships, SC/ ST Higher Education Special Scholarship, Backward Class Merit scholarships, Freeships, Managements freeships etc. A total of about 320 students belonging to different categories have received different types of financial assistance during 2005-2006. The management is committed to provide all financial help to the students who are very poor and intelligent. Twenty one students have been provided freeships, free hostel facility, books and other amenities. The students from games and sports, who achieve distinctions at national or University levels are provided with financial incentives.

The College has provided incentives to high achievers, provided medals to University rank holders, awarded cash prizes to the students who excelled in sports and also implemented earn while you learn programme. Differently abled students are taken care of. Teachers are very much involved in academic and personal counselling of the students by way of arranging study tours, project work, assignments and social activities

The institution has been able to provide adequate support system for physical and intellectual health of all its constituents through various facilities like sports, health care, cultural activities. Department Clubs also are very active. Hostels also provide a good ambience for fixed study hours.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The organization and management of Sri Kaleswari College is very good. The management is very clear in its vision, future plans and in its commitment to the cause of higher education in rural areas of Sivakasi. The college, a self-financing affiliated coeducational institution, is in the seventh year of its inception. It is nine km away from the town of Sivakasi located on the highway- NH 7. The college is maintained by Sri Kaliswari Trust which has formed a college management committee. The Management Committee has ten members which includes a representative of the affiliating University. The committee plays a pivotal role in formulating policies and programmes of the college, implementing them and managing the routine affairs and maintenance of infrastructure of the college. It also plans and introduces new academic programmes and meets twice a semester. However, the College Management Committee has authorised the Secretary to act on its behalf. The Principal is vested with all the powers for smooth administrative and academic functioning of the college. There is a College Council which meets twice a month. There is a clear cut mechanism in this organization created by the Trust to monitor the academic and administrative matters. There is an Estate Maintenance Engineer who plans the maintenance work and implementation of new projects. New class rooms, open air theatre are under completion. The management is Planning to construct the Administrative Building during 2007-08. The meticulous interest taken by the Management, Trust and the college authorities provide a good ambience, greenery and conducive atmosphere for teaching-learning process. There is an internal audit mechanism and records maintained in the administration are clear by following all the rules and regulations. The resources of the college are audited periodically. All purchases are made by the college through a purchase committee.

The tuition fee structure for the undergraduate courses of the college is fixed differentially for different courses of studies. The fee for M.Sc. (Biotechnology) is around Rs. 19,000 per semester, for M.Sc. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) is about Rs. 10,000 per semester, for B.Sc. (HM & CS) around 12,000 per semester, M.Phil. (Biotechnology) around 8,000 per semester. For various undergraduate courses it varies between Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 8,000 per semester. The Management of the Trust contributes to the college funds and does not accept any donations. There is a need for augmenting resources of the college by seeking more grants on projects, research studies and consultancy through external agencies. The college has a grievance redressal cell.
The college has appointed 41 committees on various activities under the chairmanship of the Principal for better performance. Transparency is maintained in all academic, administrative and financial matters. Family like atmosphere is prevailing in this institution.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
Reflecting its philosophy, vision, the goals and the objectives the college has adopted some healthy practices which are helping the overall personality development of the students. The Peer Team during its visit to the institution and its constituent units identified the following specific features, which have contributed to the improved quality of education in this college.

Management is very keen in providing quality education in rural areas.

Creation of a very good infrastructure for academic growth.

Organization of a large number of Seminars and invited lectures.

Various programmes for community development.

Conduct of Model examinations before end semester examinations.

Introduction of various relevant certificate and value added courses.

Availability of various incentives to the faculty who do research.

Support of the Management for research in medicinal plants science.

Providing computer literacy to all the students.

Servicing of home appliances.

Free servicing of Physics lab equipments of higher secondary schools.

Arranging of guest lectures by 11 colleges in the district under cluster programme
Providing of English speaking courses and establishment of Language Lab.

The mechanism of well developed internal quality checks.

Maintenance of clean and beautiful campus.

Transparent and participative management.

Establishment of Medicinal Plant Garden and Bio-energy conservation plant
Value based education and very organized extension activities.

Transport facility for the students and staff coming from distant places.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The Peer Team after going through the self-study report and after its visit to various academic, infrastructural and support facilities appreciates the progress of the college in a short span of seven years. It is noted that the college is committed to the cause of empowerment of rural people especially girls through providing access to higher education enabling them to be intellectually enriched, socially responsible and to constantly striving for professional growth. The college emblem with light, open book, laboratory, computer and dishnet with cup and the motto ‘Toil and Triumph’ speak of the aims, objectives, vision, mission, goals and philosophy of the college.
The Peer Team feels that there are many features of the college that deserve to be commended. At the same time the team would like to bring to the attention of the appropriate authorities of the institution certain concerns for their consideration and necessary follow up action.

Commitment of the Management for the cause of higher education of rural students

A well-developed infrastructure facility including the facility for outdoor and indoor sports.

Transparency in the administration of the various wings of the education.

The number of gold medals (41) bagged by the students is commendable
Motivation given to the students to participate in extension and awareness programmes
Introduction of tutorial system to help the students to improve their academic performance by way of model examinations.

Formation of Parent Teachers Association.

Introduction of spoken English course to improve communication skills.

Organization of a large number of invited lectures and seminars by the college
Encouragement of research activities of the faculty by the Management.

The institution can establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell to implement and monitor continuously the quality of education imparted in the institution.

With a view to further improvement of the institution the Peer Team suggest the following:

The timings of the Computer Centre and Library could be increased and they could be made to open on holidays.

Internet connectivity could be provided in the hostels More printers may be added
Career Guidance and Placement Cell could be strengthened and more campus interviews could be conducted.

Consultancy in subjects like Computer Science, Commerce, Chemistry, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry could be strengthened.

The college could consider tapping more resources from various government funding agencies.

The students may be encouraged to participate in sports and cultural activities.

NCC units for boys and girls may be started.

A separate course may be started on printing technology.

Commerce Department may initiate new programmes such as MBA, Computer applications with E commerce English Department may start BA in English Literature.

Department of Chemistry may start a Postgraduate teaching programme
M Sc programme in Physics with Electronics specialization may be started
Introduction of new pedagogical techniques in teaching and learning

Postgraduate programme in Hotel Management may be initiated
MCA programme may be planned by the Department of Computer Science
A course on Corporate Taxation may be started

Preparation of a vision plan for the next ten year period and its early execution
A Placement Cell may be strengthened and Career Guidance Cell may be started
The institution can establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell to implement and monitor continuously the quality of education imparted in the institution.

The Peer Team feels that the college is having potentials to grow to greater
heights. The Peer Team places on record the support extended by the President, Secretary and other members of the Management Council, the Principal, the
Coordinator, the teachers, the non teaching staff and students in making the assessment process a success. The Principal deserves appreciation from the Peer Team. The Peer Team wishes the College a bright future and continued success in all its educational endeavours and to become a centre of excellence in providing quality higher education in this part of the state.

Prof. P. Ramaiah
(Chairman & Member-Coordinator)

Prof. P. P. Mathur

Dr. Shylaja V Kodi Kopmath

I agree with the report.

Name & Signature of the Head of the Institution
(Dr. K. Rajakumar)

Date: March 16, 2007

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