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Khadir Mohideen College, Thanjavur (Tanjore), Tamil Nadu
Khadir Mohideen College, Thanjavur (Tanjore), Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu, IndiaPin Code : 614701
Khadir Mohideen College, Thanjavur (Tanjore) Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college.
Khadir Mohideen College, Thanjavur (Tanjore) Tamil Nadu is situated in Thanjavur (Tanjore) of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Website of Khadir Mohideen College, Thanjavur (Tanjore) Tamil Nadu is http://www.kmcadirai.com/.
Contact Details of Khadir Mohideen College, Thanjavur (Tanjore) Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-4373-242236
Khadir Mohideen College, Thanjavur (Tanjore) Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Arts, Science stream(s).
Khadir Mohideen College is affiliated with Bharathidasan University, Trichy (Tamil Nadu)
Profile of Khadir Mohideen CollegeKhadir Mohideen College of Arts and Science is one of the Oldest Minority Colleges in Bharathidasan University Trichy, and functioning with a mission to provide cost effective, good quality higher education to cater the educational needs of Minority Muslim Community and also other socially backward and economically disadvantaged members of the society including fisherman folk. The College celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2005 and has taken long, steady and pleasant strides to reach its present status. In addition to providing different courses , the college also inculcating religious and moral values to the students and at the same time imparting training to them in socially useful productive services leading to an all round development of their personality. The College is Nationally Accredited with B++ by NAAC
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NAAC report of Khadir Mohideen CollegeSECTION - I
Khadir Mohideen College was established in 1955, and it is celebrating the Golden Jubilee in 2005. The College was established with a mission to provide cost-effective good quality higher education catering to the educational needs of the Muslim minority and other socially and economically disadvantaged members of society including fisherfolk.
The College aims at inculcating religious and moral values in the students and imparts training so as to have an all-round development of their personality.
The College is located in a rural area in the Thanjavur District and is spread over about 17 acres. It is a minority institution affiliated to the Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli. It offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various subjects. The College is recognized by the Government of Tamil Nadu and the UGC. The UGC recognition under 2f and 12B was obtained in 1972. The College also offers a few self-financing courses.
The management of the College also runs three other institutions viz., Arabic College and High Schools for boys and girls separately.
The College submitted the self-study report to the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for evaluation and accreditation of the Institution. Accordingly NAAC constituted the Peer Team Consisting of the following:
Prof. Dr. J.V. Vilanilam, Ex- Vice-Chancellor, University of Kerala, Chairman.
Prof. G. Ramachander Rao, Principal, S.R.R. Government Degree College, Karimnagar (Andhra Pradesh) - Member-Coordinator
Dr. G. Venkatesh, Principal, St. George College, Bangalore - Member
Dr. M.S. Shyamasunder, Dy. Advisor, NAAC who coordinated the Peer Team for assessment.
The Peer Team visited the College on 1st and 2nd Feb 2005 to validate the self-study report for assessment and accreditation. Based on the interaction with the Principal, members of the management, both teaching and non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni, visiting the laboratories and also going through the facilities provided by the College, the members of the Peer Team are submitting the following detailed criterion-wise report on the College.
SECTION - II
CRITERION -WISE EVALUATION
CRITERION I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS.
The College provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Arts, Science and Commerce. The under graduate programmes are B.Sc. in Chemistry, Mathematics, Industrial Electronics, Computer Science and Zoology. In B.A., it offers History and Economics. In the Commerce Programme, it offers B.Com. and B.B.A. There are 9 U.G. Programmes.
At the postgraduate level, the College offers courses in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Technology, Zoology, M.C.A. and M.Com. Out of the above UG and PG courses, B.Sc. in Computer Science and M.Sc., in Chemistry are partly aided and partly self-financing programmes. In addition, the College offers PGDCA and M.Phil. courses & Ph.D programmes in Chemistry, Zoology and Commerce.
Since the College is an affiliated one, it follows the syllabus prescribed by the Bharathidasan University, for both UG and PG courses. The teachers of the College do not have a direct role in designing the curriculum. However, members of the staff are contributing indirectly as Chairmen, members of the Board of Studies and Board of Examiners in different subjects.
The funds are raised through donations, contributions from the alumni and through self-financing courses. The management also contributes in the form of some endowments.
The mission and the goals of the College are achieved by providing moral and religious instruction outside the class hours to promote value-based education. New and innovative course components introduced or approved by the university are also tried in the College.
CRITERION II: TEACHING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The admission to various courses is done by the admissions committee constituted at the beginning of the year by the Principal in consultation with the management. The admissions are based on the marks secured by the candidates at the qualifying examination and also on the performance at the interview. Due weightage is given to Muslim minority community and to girls of the community during admissions. Also admissions are carried out as per the guidelines of the Government of Tamil Nadu following the reservation to various categories. Special consideration is shown to sportsmen and women as also to physically handicapped and children of Defence Personnel and Ex-servicemen.
After the admission, the students are assessed periodically through tests and seminars. Extra coaching is provided to weaker students through bridge and remedial courses. Also special classes are arranged for average students. The advanced learners are encouraged to present papers at seminars and contribute articles to journals. The PG students are encouraged to work on minor research projects undertaken by the faculty. A number of endowments and awards are instituted to encourage the top rankers in the university examinations.
The teachers are encouraged to plan their teaching programmes for each semester. Review of the plans after each semester is done for further improvement. The teachers are also encouraged to use audiovisual aids in their classes. Facilities like OHP, TV, VCR, audio and video cassettes are also provided in some departments.
The College works for an average of 180 days in a year. The permanent faculty strength is 66 of whom 27 are Ph.Ds, 42 are M.Phils and the rest are postgraduates. Of these, 4 are women (one Ph.D., and 3 M.Phils). There are 16 temporary teachers including two doctorates five M.Phils and the rest postgraduates. The number of non-teaching staff is 40 among whom 29 belong to the administrative and 11 to the technical side.
The total strength of the College is 1787. Out of this, 1486 students are in the aided courses while 301 are in the self-financing courses. The ratio of the number of teachers to students is about 1:24. The drop-out percentage was as low as 7% during the last two academic years.
The unit-cost of education varies from course to course. It is a minimum of Rs.574/- for B.A. History and maximum of Rs.4,087/- for postgraduation in the aided courses. In the self-financing courses it is about Rs.14,500/-.
The results of the College for the past 2 years are 68 and 67 percent in the UG courses and 76 percent in the PG courses, respectively. The percentage of first classes in the UG courses is about 30; 5 students have obtained University Ranks.
Advance information is given to both UG and PG students about the details of the examination pattern, the evaluation process, attendance requirements, procedure for internal assessment, etc. Copies of the model question papers are also provided to help the students in the preparation for their examinations.
Periodical tests are conducted by the Departments. Staff counsellors help the students in the various academic and extra-curricular activities.
Five faculty members have attended workshops in the last two years at various universities.
The College has also established linkages with leading National Institutes and Laboratories like I.I.Sc. Bangalore, I.I.T. Chennai. CIEFL Hyderabad, ICSSR New Delhi etc, for teaching and research activities.
CRITERION III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
Research activities are encouraged among the staff members. The faculty is active in research since the introduction of the New Education Policy in 1986. The College offers M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes and also provides study leave for the faculty to undergo higher studies. Also faculty members of the College are guiding the students for M.Phil, and Ph.D. degrees. A Research Committee consisting of Research advisors helps to submit the research proposals to the various agencies. There are five on-going projects at a total cost of about 3.5 lakhs funded by the Planning Commission, Government. of India and the UGC.
Consultancy services as members of the Board of Studies in other universities and autonomous Colleges and also as guest lectures are provided by the members of the staff.
The College organizes a number of extension activities, in addition to NCC and NSS activities. Community development programmes such as marriage aid, distribution of uniforms, and rice, are undertaken. Health awareness, aids awareness and environmental awareness are brought about by various clubs. Blood donation camp, adult education and literacy programs are also organized by the College.
Teachers are nominated as counsellors/coordinators for different extension activities and the students are encouraged to take part in these activities. The university has also introduced the extension activities as a component part of the curriculum.
There are four NSS units, with 100 students in each unit. The NSS activities include organizing Blood Donation Camp, Flood Relief Work, Road-laying, traffic control, mass tree planting etc. The unit also conducts Drug abuse and De-addiction programmes. The NSS volunteers take interest in Polio eradication by taking part in pulse polio activities. Ten-day camps are conducted regularly for the NSS students.
The students of the College are also associated with various service clubs like the Lions Club and the Rotary Club. Through these, a number of service programmes are conducted to benefit both the student community and the general public.
The College has a NCC unit. A number of students have participated in the Republic Day Parade at Delhi. Also students attend various national level NCC camps. The NCC cadets are also involved in other activities like blood donation, helping the earthquake victims Aids awareness, communal harmony etc.
CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The College has the necessary infrastructure for class rooms, laboratories, library, auditorium, play ground, staff room, office, parking facility and hostel building. The College also proposes to construct a new Biochemistry laboratory and a ladies hostel.
The College library has 25,115 books and the library is yet to be computerized. The College subscribes to a number of journals and periodicals. The library works on all the days from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm and 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm except on Fridays. It functions for three days in a week during vacation. Newspapers are made available in the hostel reading halls also.
There are 60 computers in the College. Six Departments are also provided with computers. Four servers are provided and are connected to different computers. A number of printers are available. Sufficient software facilities are also provided in the computer laboratory. Stabilizers, UPS, scanners, microprocessor kits etc. are made available in the laboratory. The computer centre works from 9 am to 6 pm on all working days and 10 am to 5 pm on holidays. Students of computer studies are encouraged to develop computer-aided packages.
The College encourages sports and cultural activities. It has provided sufficient infrastructural facilities for sports and physical education. Outdoor game facilities like Athletics track, Ball badminton courts, cricket field, football, Kabaddi and Volley ball courts are available for organizing various sports events. Facilities are also provided for Weight-Lifting, Power-Lifting and other Body-Building exercises. Karate is also popular in the campus. Indoor game facilities are provided for Table Tennis, caroms, chess etc. Outstanding sports persons are encouraged by giving cash awards, preferences in admissions and offering alternative days for writing tests etc.
The College has two hostels one for boys and one for girls. Nearly 11% of the students stay in the hostel and the hostel is run on the dividing system. The boys hostel is situated in the campus, while the girls hostel is functioning in a rented building at present. The hostel has number of facilities like reading room, recreation, telephone, electricity and water.
CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT & PROGRESSION
The College publishes prospectus annually. The prospectus gives the details about the courses offered, the eligibility criteria, fee structure and hostel facilities available in the College. The College also has its own website.
Several scholarships are available to the needy and meritorious students. Financial support in the form of various scholarships for SC/ST, MBC and BC students awarded by the Government of India and the State Government are fully utilized by the students. The students are also given Loan Scholarships to pursue their education. Merit scholarships are also awarded by the Dubai-based Indian Muslim Association.
A Career Guidance Cell was set up in 2001. This Cell conducts coaching classes for TNPSC, UPSC and other civil service examinations. Many students have been selected for higher studies in various universities after the Cell was established.
The College does not have an Employment Cell at present.
The teachers help the students in academic counselling. The tutorial system of assigning a small group of students to teachers is followed, wherein the groups of students are counselled both academically and at personal level to overcome their difficulties.
Even though the College is celebrating its Golden Jubilee, the Alumni Association has been started only recently in 2001-2002. The Alumni Association is evincing interest in the infrastructural facilities of the College. On the whole it is concentrating on three vital areas relating to the growth of the institution, viz., infrastructural facilities, financial assistance to students and placement opportunities in different disciplines.
Facilities for indoor and outdoor games are provided. A number of extra curricular activities are conducted by various clubs like Nature Club, Fine Arts Club etc.
CRITERION VI: ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The College is run by the Management Committee consisting of the president, secretary and seven members. The Principal is the ex-officio member. This committee is the nodal agency, which takes all the important decisions relating to the introduction of new courses, development of infrastructural facilities, recruitment of teaching staff and creation of cash endowment as stipulated by the university.
The academic activities of the College are looked after by the Staff Council consisting of the Heads of the Departments, with the Principal heading the Council. This council deals with the academic matters relating to the planning and execution of the curricular and extracurricular activities for the academic year. The Academic Calendar is prepared by a special committee which includes the Principal and the staff members in-charge of time table, attendance, examinations and the College almanac.
The fee collection is as per the directions of the Government and the University for the Aided Courses and a separate fee structure for the self-financing courses. The College is having deficit budget during the last two years.
The fee paid by students in the aided section ranges from Rs.300 to Rs.1925 for various courses depending on the laboratory programmes of the course. The fee paid by the students in the self-financing section ranges between Rs.8,050/- to Rs.12,500/- per year.
The College has a number of welfare measures for the staff and students. Financial assistance is given to poor students. The KMC Staff Society provides short term loans to the staff members. Management also gives salary advances to staff - both teaching and non teaching staff for emergency medical and other expenses.
The College has not established any formal grievance redressal cell.
The College is sensitized to the latest managerial concepts such as, strategic planning, which includes perspective planning for development. The importance of team-work is stressed in all operations.
CRITERION VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
The following are the healthy practices pursued by the College
The teachers undertake quality checks of the students relating to the academic performance like attendance regularity, class tests, etc. They also monitor the participation in extra curricular activities and discipline of the students.
The parents are requested to meet the Heads of the Departments frequently to verify the progress of their wards.
The principal and superintendent assess the performance of the non-teaching staff.
Builds the concept of team work among the staff and students.
Imparts value-based education, teachers community living, serving the poor and downtrodden.
Preservation of environment and ecology.
Community services like blood donation, aids awareness, anti-dowry programme, anti-drug addiction campaign.
Cultural programmes to bring out the creative ability and leadership qualities among the students.
Special lectures on personality development.
Steps are taken to introduce modern courses like Sales and Distribution, Marketing Research, Advertising, Public Administration, Tourism, Journalism, Internet Planning, Bio-informatics,
Polymer Chemistry, etc.
The College is publishing magazines annually.
SECTION III: OVERALL ANALYSIS
After going through the comprehensive and well-documented self-study report of the College and all the supplementary materials and annexure, the Peer Team visited the various facilities and interacted with the Principal, Members of the Management, teaching and non-teaching staff, alumni, students and parents and obtained first-hand information regarding the various aspects presented in the report. The Team has observed a number of interesting and useful features in the College. The members of the Peer Team wish to commend the institution on the following aspects.
The College is catering to the educational needs of the weaker sections and the minorities of the society.
The College has fairly good infrastructure with auditorium, canteen, generator and parking facilities.
The majority of the members of the staff are permanent and have Ph.D and M.Phil degrees.
Provides scholarships and prizes to encourage the students.
Encourages teachers to pursue higher studies and take up research projects.
Provides loan facilities to staff members.
Provides good sports facilities and encourage sportsmen and women.
NSS and NCC units are very active and are doing a number of extension activities.
Organizes special programmes on personality development.
Imparts value-based education to students.
The Peer Team wishes to recommend the following for further improvement and development of the institution.
Computerization of the library and introduction of bar coding system in the library.
Establish a formal grievance redressal cell to hear the grievances of the students and to solve their difficulties.
Library working hours may be increased and may be extended during examination time.
More books may be added to the library. Book bank facility may be provided for needy students.
Organize more number of state level and national level conferences and seminars.
Add more computers and provide Internet facility to all with increased time accessibility, as the existing internet facility is inadequate.
The College can think of establishing a media-centre.
Strengthen the alumni association. To have a small office of the alumni in the campus, and to meet the alumni at least twice a year.
Provide Xerox facilities in the library.
Strengthen the placement cell and to arrange campus interviews.
Have more industry-institution interaction.
Increase the consultancy services and extension activities.
Establish a multi-gym.
Publish a quarterly news-letter highlighting the activities of the quarter.
Organize exhibitions in Science and Arts departments at least once in 3 years.
Establish an English language laboratory.
Provide practical training to Commerce students.
Publish a research journal with articles from the faculty members and Ph.D students once in a year.
Build a guest house for visiting dignitaries and examiners.
Start working for Autonomy and introduce the credit system for semester courses.
Introduce add-on courses at the UG level.
Obtain feed-back on individual teachers from students.
Have teaching plan and maintain work dairies by the staff members.
Improve the canteen and hostel facilities. Provide cots, tables, chairs, almirahs in the hostel rooms.
As the College is situated near the coastal area, it can think of introducing subjects relating to Oceanic studies.
Laboratories, where the research work is going on, needs to be improved and modernized.
Provide medical services to students with a small health center in the campus.
The Peer Team thanks the Principal, the Management, the coordinator and the members of the steering committee for preparing an excellent and exhaustive self-study report, highlighting the activities of the College. It also thanks the teaching and non-teaching staff of the College and others for extending their full cooperation to it during the visit.
The Peer Team wishes the institution a bright and prosperous future.
Prof. Dr.J.V. Vilanilam
Dr. G. Venkatesh
Prof. G. Ramachander Rao
I have read the report and I agree with its contents.
Dr. K.E.N. Nalla Mohamed
Date: 2nd Feb 2005
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