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Dr Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education, Thoothukudi (Tuticorin), Tamil Nadu



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Dr Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education, Thoothukudi (Tuticorin), Tamil Nadu
Address:Tirunelveli Road, Tiruchendur
Thoothukudi (Tuticorin)
Tamil Nadu, India
Pin Code : 628215


Dr Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education, Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college.
Dr Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education, Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) Tamil Nadu is situated in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Website of Dr Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education, Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) Tamil Nadu is http://www.drsacpe.org/.


Contact Details of Dr Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education, Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-4639-245110, 245124, 242293


Courses

B.P.Ed, M.P.Ed, M.Phil


Dr Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education, Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Physical Edu. stream(s).

Dr Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education is affiliated with Tamilnadu Physical Education and Sports University, Chennai (Madras)


Profile of Dr Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education

Dr.Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education was established during the academic year 1993-94. Aditanar Educational Institution, a registered society, administers this self financing Professional College of Physical Education. The College has excellent modern facilities with qualified and competent staff.

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NAAC report of Dr Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education

SECTION - I
INTRODUCTION
Dr. Sivanthi Aditnar College of Physical Education, Tirchendur, Tamil Nadu put up a request with the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for assessment and submitted their Self-Appraisal Report (SAR) on 5.5.2005 for that purpose. As a consequence a Peer Team - comprising Dr. Madan Lal Kamlesh (Former Principal, LNCPE, Thiruvananthapuram), Chairman, ‘Laxmi’, 435-Urban Estate Phase-I, Patiala, Ms. Nayana Diwakar Nimkar, Member Coordinator, and Director, Board of College and University Development, University of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, and Dr. M.I. Quaraishi, Member, Director & Head Physical Education and Sports, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Sport Complex, Indore - was constituted by the NAAC. The Peer Team visited the College for two days on 30th and 31st August, 2005.

As per the information on record, Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education, Tirchendur is one of the six institutions run by the Aditanar Educational Institution (founded in 1965) - a registered Society headed by a philanthropist and a sports administrator, Dr. B. Sivanthi Adityan, who has been once President of Indian Olympic Association.

The College is situated in extreme southern part of the Country in a predominantly rural setting and was established in 1993 with a specific purpose of providing opportunities to the graduates with sports aptitude and good academic base for developing into physical education teachers of good calibre to serve community around. The Governing Society envisioned the College to be an institution of repute having its motto as Hard Work, Physical Strength and Spiritual and Mental Development. The College is affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu and presently runs the courses B.P.Ed., M.P.Ed., M.Phil.

This thirteen-year old single-faculty College is a self-financing institution and is fully residential. By way of Teaching Faculty, the College has appointed one (1) principal and nine (9) lecturers. All the Faculty members and the librarian have qualified the NET/SLET. Besides this, there is a full-time qualified librarian and a part-time medical officer. Thirteen (13) non-teaching members of the staff are also in position. Being a self-financing institution, the College is not following UGC norms with respect to teachers pay scales and other privileges.

The NCTE has granted the College recognition for B.P.Ed. and M.P.Ed. courses, with the intake of students for both courses as mentioned above, vide their letters No.F.TN/BPEd./SRO/NCTE/2004-05/3078, dated. 11.05.2004, and TN/MPEd/SRO/NCTE/2004-05/3078, dated.18.05.2004. In addition, the College has also been accorded permission by the University to run the M.Phil., course.

The Peer Team thoroughly and carefully scanned the SAR and checked the relevant documents available in the College. The Peer Team went around the campus of the College and interacted with Principal, Governing Body, Faculty, students, supporting staff, alumni, heads of the schools where teaching practice is carried out, and parents of the students. Based on the factual information there from and the NAAC/NCTE criteria, the Peer Team assessed the College accordingly. The report is being put up under the six criteria, along with the suggestions received from various sources.

SECTION II
CRITERION-WISE REPORT
CRITERION - I : CURRICULAR DESIGN AND PLANNING
The Mission Statement of the College underscores hard work, physical strength, spiritual and mental development, while the major aim focuses on imparting quality training to the students, thus moulding them into worthy and well-equipped teachers of physical education and sports sciences, with a view to create awareness about physical education and sports in the rural youth. Apparently, the greatest beneficiaries from the endeavours and enterprises of sports activities shall be the schools in the area.

The admissions to the courses are effected in accordance with norms and the guidelines from the Directorate of Collegiate Education, Tamil Nadu. As regards admissions to various courses, the reservation policy of the Government is being strictly followed by the College, whereby 50% of the seats are categorized as management quota and the rest filled up by open selection, for which the procedures is laid by the University/Government.

The Peer team understands from the verified records that the College functions for 236 days in a year, of which 186 days are net teaching days. While the total pre-teaching practice preparation spans over forty (40) days, the actual teaching practice at schools is carried out for ten days at a stretch.

The students knowledge and skills are assessed by conducting monthly tests for theory papers and intramural competitions to assess the skills on the field and knowledge in officiating and coaching. Remedial teaching is also conducted by a supervisor who is a Faculty member for the weak students so as to bring them at par with others. The under-achievers are given practice during leisure hours and holidays.

Since this is the only College of physical education affiliated to the M.S. University, staff members are involved in the designing of the curriculum for the courses of physical education. The course material and course outlines are prepared by the Faculty of the College.

The curricula for Bachelor of Physical Education, Master of Physical Education and M.Phil., courses are prescribed by Manomaniam Sundaranar Unviersity, Tirunerveli, which the College follows in letter and spirit. The syllabus for Bachelors Course was designed in 2003-04, while the one for the post-graduate course was redesigned in the 2002-03 on the introduction M.P.Ed (Two years), discarding the previous format of one-year B.P.Ed., and one-year M.P.Ed. The M.Phil in Physical Education Course came into being in 2001 as a new venture. Since this is the only College of Physical Education under the Manomaniam Sundarnar University, the major part for planning and designing the syllabi and course-content of different courses is done by the faculty of this College. Hence, when there is a necessity to bring about some change in the curricula for betterment, the College faces little obstruction at any stage. All the courses follow the semester pattern.

While the syllabus for the Bachelors Course comprises theory of physical education, skill & prowess, and teaching ability, the syllabus for Masters Course is made up of theory, practicals and advance coaching ability. The M.Phil., is a research-oriented Course and as such it makes writing of dissertation compulsory for all students, besides learning the prescribed theory subjects. The entire programme of class-room teaching and field activities are carried out in three sessions daily.

Taking feedback on the quality of teaching of the Faculty by the students is a regular feature of the College administration so that remedial measures are taken wherever deemed necessary. Similarly feedback obtained from the heads of the institution where teaching practice is carried out, is profitability used for further improvement of the teaching ability process.

Teaching practice is an integral part of the curricula of B.P.Ed.. Lessons are first practiced under the supervision of the Faculty on peer groups, after which the students are assigned to various schools in and around to undertake intensive teaching practice for a period of ten days, each student covering 20 lessons (10 general and 10 specific).

CRITERION -II : CURRICULUM TRANSACTION AND EVALUATION
Curriculum transaction is made effective and interesting by using modern tools of educational technology like LCD, OHP etc. Seminar, question-answer session, discussion etc., are some of methods used to facilitate student participation and provide a learning environment for refining communication skills along with sharing of domain knowledge. The academic calender for all the three courses is prepared and given to the students at the beginning of the year and is followed with almost religious faithfulness. The practical and theory classes for all the three courses are held as per the timetable.

The total number of teaching lessons for the Bachelor of Physical Education Course is forty (40), of which twenty (20) lessons are simulated lessons on peer group, and the remaining twenty (20) are demonstration lesson taken in actual school-setting. At school, the students interact with the school physical education teacher and assist the school in many of the activities organized at school.

Quite a number of Faculty members have attended national and state level seminars and conferences and also worked as resource persons on several occasions. Several teachers presented paper at the international conferences as well. A substantial number of teachers is computer-literate and are putting their know-how to effective use. In some cases, pro-active approach in this area has yielded good results. Starting with the principal, a few teachers have also written books on various subjects including the curricula for the benefit of students and others.

The College has placed at the disposal of the Faculty and the students the INTERNET facility in a limited way. The information and communication technology has been included in the curricula at B.P.Ed. and M.P.Ed. levels, which augers well for the teacher education programme. The College also has its own website - www.drsacpe.org.

The students are exposed to co-curricular activities such as cultural programmes, quiz contests, interaction with eminent personalities to develop civic awareness and community-orientation. Communication skills are being developed by introducing spoken English classes and forming literary and debate societies.

Courses are conducted on semester basis and evaluation comprises of both internal and external components to the tune of 25% and 75% respectively. All courses carry eight theory papers each. There is no internal component for M.P.Ed., course. Skill and prowess and teaching ability are externally evaluated for both undergraduate and post-graduate courses.

Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education, Tirchendur, Tamil Nadu, organizes an Olympic-awareness Run programme and also houses a fitness center not only for the use of its students for conditioning purposes but also for the benefit of the outsiders. Occasional tournaments, play-days for children and the walker-club activities for elderly people are conducted regularly, as part of the work-experience for students of all courses. The College plays a pivotal role in helping the neighbouring schools and colleges to conduct sports meets, childrens days and other cultural activities programme. This brings in substantial practical experience for the students.

CRITERION- III : RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND EXTENSION
For the Master Course, learning of research methodology and elementary statistics is compulsory for all students but taking up dissertation in lieu of a subject paper is optional and permitted only to those students who have obtained an aggregate of 60% marks and above in the first three semesters. Since M.Phil., is a research-based course, writing of dissertation is compulsory for all students. There are eight (8) scholars in this course at the moment against the sanctioned strength of ten (10). Till date, eighteen (18) scholars have completed the M.Phil., course from the College.

In the College Teaching Faculty, there are two Ph.D. degree holders including the principal; however, five (5) teachers are registered for Ph.D. programme. The College has sought the status of a Research Centre in Physical Education from the University for which they have offered to provide all necessary infrastructure and facilities for full-time research in the areas of concern and development.

Some teaching Faculty members have published help books on various subjects included in the syllabi of the physical education courses. They have also published a few articles in various indigenous journals and magazines.

The College has established modest laboratories in sports psychology, anatomy & physiology, sports medicine, and educational technology, which the research scholars of all kinds make use of for their research activities, as and when required. However, the College has yet to take up a research project either from UGC or any other funding agency of the like nature. There is a need to strengthen research department and reorganize its activities as well as to reinforce the research infrastructure.

Taking into account the infrastructure, facilities and experience of some of the members of the Faculty, the College is capable of providing consultancy services with respect to important matters of sport, exercise and fitness to different organizations and agencies in and around the institution. In the same way, some outreach programmes need to be designed and put into operation for the people who may not have easy access to the ongoing programmes at the campus.

On its own initiative and from out of its own resources, the College successfully organized a National Seminar on Physical Education and Sports Sciences in December, 2004. In addition to this, different extension activities such as blood donation, sports awareness programme, organizing tournaments, court-marking and officiating practices, referee examination in various games and officiating etc. were undertaken from the very year of inception. The College also extended their services to the Police Department for selection of police personnel.

The networking with the schools, where teaching practice is carried out, is fairly good and pliant so that both sides benefit from it reciprocally. While the school authorities assess the practice teaching lessons of the students of the College, the Faculty and the students, in turn, help the school(s) in organizing sports events at the same time

CRITERION -IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The College is established in an area of 12 acres of land with all its academic, administrative and sports infrastructure. The two-storeyed administrative-cum-academic building is adequate with an independent College office, a principals room, a staff room, common rooms for boys and girls, lecture halls, laboratories, computer room, a library etc. All these are optimally used exclusively by the College for its various programmes and activities. In the library-cum-reading room about 50 to 60 students can sit and consult books and journals simultaneously. Separate cubicles are provided for the staff and research scholars. There is a separate two-storeyed research block housing laboratories, fitness centre and lecture halls. The College has an boys hostel with a capacity of 150 inmates. A wing of the hostel is used by students of B.Ed. course. Mess facility is available for the boys to dine at the hostel itself. The girls too share the hostel accommodation with the Ladies Hostel of a sister institution which is adjacent to the College.

The campus is maintained well and kept neat and tidy from out of the management resources.

There is a computerized library with 2358 volumes on a variety of curricular and extra-curricular subjects. The library also subscribes to eight (8) international journals and a good number of Indian journals and magazines along with the newspapers in English and vernacular. The back-volumes of journals and magazines are available in the library in bound form. The library provides for repro-graphics at a price and INTERNET facility is selectively available with the faculty and the students. The books are appositely indexed, catalogued and stacked. The library has created a data-base thereby making book-search easy. This facility is made available for all. Copies of dissertations submitted by the M.P.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D., scholars have also been kept in the library for reference purposes.

Since computer education is an integral part of the syllabus, the College has acquired eight (8) computers for the laboratory for conducting practicals. The students and staff also use these computers for preparing power-point presentations.

Various laboratories established at the College are being used by the students and staff for curricular as well as research purposes. While psychology laboratory, computer laboratory and educational technology laboratory can claim to be a fairly good status, the other laboratories need to be upgraded.

The College has requisite sport and physical activity infrastructure, which includes the following:
400m Athletic Track.

Playfields for sports and games such as football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, kho-kho, kabaddi, hockey, handball, ball badminton etc.

Weight training room, table tennis room.

Three sports equipment rooms of moderate dimensions.

While a multipurpose indoor hall, that will cater to basketball, badminton, volleyball, and other indoor activities is already in the making, there is a proposal for construction of a 25m swimming pool with high-board diving facilities. The entire sports infrastructure is being developed from the funds of the management as the College has not received any grants from any other governmental or private sources till date.

The students of the College participate regularly in inter-collegiate tournaments of the University in various games and sports. A good number of the College students represent the University in different games and sports every year.

To date forty (40) students have passed the SLET examination.

CRITERION - V : STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
As per records of the College, there have been few dropouts and the pass-percentage is above 90% in all the three courses run by the College.

The Alumni Association was formally formed in the College only last year and it has yet to come out with viable proposals for helping the College in different spheres. However, most alumni of the college are well-placed. It is interesting as well as encouraging that 54 students of the previous years have taken up teaching jobs. Of these 15 students found the placement through the College.

There is a mechanism of obtaining feedback from the students with regard to the teacher competence. This widens the scope for improvement of the quality of teaching both on the field as well as in the class-room setting.

Only the SC./ST and OBC category students receive government scholarships. However, the College Management encourages the students for sports participation by giving cash prizes to the outstanding athletes.

At times, a few students have also received Adidravida welfare scholarship from the Central Government and State Government. Besides this, one student of the Bachelors Course had received a scholarship in the field of traditional and indigenous art from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

The Guidance and Counseling Cell of the College is headed by the Principal where deputy warden and class advisors are the members. The major objective of this Cell is to give need-based counseling. The personal and career problems are solved in an informal manner.

The Student Council is formed every year. This comprises of class leaders from all the courses and intramural secretary and captains and vice-captains of various Houses. The Council organizes co-curricular and extra-curricular activities regularly on various occasions.

CRITERION VI : ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The organizational control of the College vests in the Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar Educational Institution, which administers the College through the Principal and Chief Executive Officer. However, the College principal is the axis of the academic administration and runs the programmes as per established guidelines of the University and the Management.

There is a governing council in the College where due representation is given to the staff. The Principal is the ex-officio secretary of the Council.

The College has good financial practices and its accounts are regularly monitored and audited internally and externally. The previous and current statements of accounts of the College show substantial budgetary deficit, which the management fills up through its own resources even to the extent of rupees 10 to12 lacs a year.

There is a grievance redressal mechanism for students but not for the staff. The students problems are generally addressed to and amicably solved by the teachers and the principal.

By way of staff welfare activity, the College Management contributes 12% of the total salary to the Provident Fund account. The housing scheme for the staff is proposed and the festival advance is given to teaching and non-teaching staff.

Placement of students is facilitated through campus recruitment.

SECTION - III
OVERALL ANALYSIS
STRENGTHS
The Peer Team spotted the following strengths in the Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education, Tirchendur, Tamil Nadu:

The College enjoys a very good reputation in the community.

The chairman of the Management of the College is a renowned sports administrator, who has set high goals for the College.

The College has very good sport and academic infrastructure and allied facilities, which are well-maintained and kept neat and clean all through.

The relationship between the Faculty and the Principal on the one hand, and the Principal and the College Management on the other, is very cordial.

The Principal and the staff - both academic and administrative - are highly motivated and are geared towards achievement of the College objectives.

The leadership provided by the Principal needs a special mention.

The discipline among the staff and the students is held in high esteem by the community and the parents.

Safety and security provided for female students are impeccable.
The College fees are comparatively low.

Campus recruitment is provided for.

SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT
Based on the feedback from the students, alumni, parents, teachers, administrative staff and others, the suggestions for improvement are as follows:

The College computer laboratory needs to be put to a greater and better use.

Taking into consideration the special needs of the female students of the College, there is a need to have a separate hostel for them.

Add-on courses need to be introduced in the College to improve the chances for employment.

The College library has a great potential for development and it must widen the scope for lending books to the students.

The existing INTERNET facility needs to be extended to a greater number of students - practically to all.

Formal self-appraisal of the Faculty needs to be introduced.

Efforts ought to be made for enhancing students participation in University sports competitions.

In order to further improve the quality of work and competence of the Faculty as well as to check staff migration, it is necessary to admit the Faculty to UGC scales and privileges.

Incentives need be provided for innovation and creative effort - both academic and administrative.

The Faculty should take up major and/or minor research projects frequently.

Linkages and collaborations with industry, educational institutions and other agencies of like nature need to be established.

Besides the student-feedback, peer-feedback and expert-feedback mechanism is to be introduced and encouraged.

Based on the vision-statement, an academic master plan be formulated after discussion with different agencies and implemented accordingly.

The Peer Team places on record its deep appreciation of the Governing Council, principal, teachers, students, alumni, and non-teaching staff for all the assistance and hospitality provided to the Peer Team to complete task in time. The Peer Team wishes the College a great success in their endeavors.

(M.L. Kamlesh)
Chairman

(Nayana Nimkar)
Member

(M.I. Quraishi)
Member Coordinator

I have read the Report and agree with it whole-heartedly.

(Dr. Sivaramakrishna)
Principal,
Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education,
Tirchendur, Tamil Nadu.

Dated. The 31st August, 2005.



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