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Sri Subramaniya Swamy Government Arts College, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu


Sri Subramaniya Swamy Government Arts College, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu
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Sri Subramaniya Swamy Government Arts College, Thiruvallur Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college.
Sri Subramaniya Swamy Government Arts College is situated in Thiruvallur of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Sri Subramaniya Swamy Government Arts College, Thiruvallur Tamil Nadu is 28440966.

Contact Details of Sri Subramaniya Swamy Government Arts College, Thiruvallur Tamil Nadu are : 27885220


Sri Subramaniya Swamy Government Arts College, Thiruvallur Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Arts stream(s).

Approval details: Sri Subramaniya Swamy Government Arts College is affiliated with University of Madras, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

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NAAC report of Sri Subramaniya Swamy Government Arts College

S. S. Government Arts College, Tiruttani, Tamilnadu, was established in the year 1970. This is the Government Arts College affiliated to Madras University. It was recognized under 2(f) and 12B in the year 1990 by UGC. It is a rural College spread over an area of 47 acres. The College offers 7 under graduate programmes in Arts, Science and Commerce faculties (3 parallel Tamil and English medium under graduate programmes) one PG programme in arts-History faculty only. The College has 23 permanent teachers of which 7 are Ph.D, 15 M.Phil. In addition the College has 19 temporary teachers. There are 5 administrative and 8 technical staff. The College has a student strength of 1093 of which are 283 girls and 790 boys.

The institution volunteered to be assessed by National Assessment & Accrediation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and submitted its Self Study Report during November 2004. A peer team was constituted by NAAC consisting of

Prof.K.Kuppuswamy Rao (Former Rector, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University) as Chairperson

Prof. Mukul Shah Dean Faculty of Commerce S.N.D.T. Women's University, Mumbai as Member Coordinator

Prof.B.N.Padma (Former Principal, Maharaja's College,Mysore as member

The team visited the College on 9th and 10th of February 2005 and validated the Self Study Report.

The Peer team examined in detail the performance of the institution and its infrastructure, curricular and co-curricular activities other relevant aspects of its function. It held interactions with different sections of the College community during the two day visit and an in-depth analysis of this performance was made. The team also examined documentary evidences related to the academic governance and administration. As detailed in the Self Study Report, it also interacted with Principal, Teaching and Non-teaching staff, Students, Parents and Alumni of the institution. Based on the exercise and the criteria identified by the NAAC the assessment of the institution is presented in the following pages.

Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The SS Government Arts College Tiruttani is a constituent College of University of Madras . The College follows the Syllabi prescribed by the University in Arts, Science and Commerce both at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels in the annual pattern, for III year & semester pattern for I & II years.

The College offers 7 U.G Programmes and one P.G. Program .The syllabi at UG and PG levels are reviewed and updated after 5 years by University of Madras. To introduce a new programme the College takes two years. The College offers a computer-programming course by NIIT. The teaching staff takes active part in updating the syllabi at University level as members of Board of studies. Some teachers are members of Academic Council and Syndicate of the University. The College conducts remedial coaching in various subjects to academically weak students. During the year 2003-2004, the number of working days of the College was 180. The Unit cost of College education per student is Rs.6941/-including the salary component. Excluding salary component, the Unit cost is Rs.613/-

Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The College has a transparent admission process. All the eligible students are granted admission. The admission into various optional groups is decided on merit at the qualifying examination. Though there is no formal counselling at the time of admission, the Principal and the teaching staff informally advise the students. The college adheres to the reservation policy of the state government in respect of admissions. The academic flexibility is limited to the choice of a group of electives as approved by the University. The College organizes remedial classes to needy students in various subjects. The teachers prepare semester wise teaching plan, which are monitored by the Heads of the Departments and the Principal. The ratio of teaching staff to the non-teaching staff is 2:1.

Two teachers participated in National Level conferences during the last two academic sessions.

The use of audio and video aids, OHP, supplements the classroom teaching. The Peer Team is happy to note that the College with its own initiative has acquired a DTH and made provision to down load educational telecasts to be viewed by the students. The College communicates the methods of evaluation to the students through prospectus, Calendar, Circulars and tutors at the beginning of the year. The teachers are recruited through the Teacher's Recruitment Board of the Government of TamilNadu as per Government's guidelines and Polices.

The College encourages the teachers to attend seminars and conferences as well as pursue research for obtaining M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees. Thus the faculty has opportunities for continued academic progress and professional advancement.

The College has recently introduced, as a pilot project, student evaluation of teachers. The self - appraisal reports of the teacher are analyzed by the Director of Collegiate education Chennai at the time of career advancement.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The Research activity of the College is limited to teachers pursuing their M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees and participating in seminars and conferences besides guiding students for M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees on Part time basis. Some teachers have published papers in research journals. A teacher in Mathematics has joined I.I.T. Madras as FIP scholar in January 2005. Two teachers received Doctoral degree in the last 5 years. The consultancy services are not provided, however the College does carry out various extension activities like community development, health hygiene, adult education. AIDS awareness, medical and periodical blood donation camps, environmental awareness etc. The college also undertakes outreach programs like population education, national literacy mission etc are carried out with NGO's. The students and teachers are encouraged to participate in extension activities by award of certificates, media publicity etc.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The infrastructure is put to maximum usage since new courses, in U.G. and P.G. are being started as well as maximum students are admitted every year. College is running NIIT programme of computer science course in the campus in accordance with the Government policies of implementing such programme. This facility is utilized by the college to give training to teaching and non teaching staff in the use of computer. Campus is maintained pollution free and beautiful with the help of sweepers and NSS voluntaries.

The college, in addition to the 17 computers in the computer Lab, has 4 computers - one in commerce department, one in principal's office, one in college office and one in mathematics department. Competent computer professionals are available as per agreements with suppliers or hired as and when a need arises.

Good infrastructure facilities in sports and physical education center are provided -basket ball cement court, table tennis; good play ground for cricket, football, volleyball, kabhadi, shuttle and other games. 15 students participated at the state level in sports.

Incentives are given to the outstanding sports persons as annual awards on sports day, special quota in UG/PG admissions is also provided.

The Peer Team notes with regret that though there is a central library with about 20,000 books, it is at present closed due to the judicial directive. Working days of the library is nil as there is no librarian for the past two years. However the college has taken the initiative and purchased new books out of UGC funds to each department and the students are issued books from the departmental libraries.

About 15% of students are provided with hostel accommodation in government run hostels.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
About 97% of the students appear for qualifying examination and only 3% drop out rate is recorded. The pass percentage is about 60% for UG student and for PG level 50%.
The College publishes the prospectus annually in which the details of courses, syllabi, fee structure, admission rules and regulations are printed wherein policies and admission rules are made clear to the students.

Scholarships are provided to the BC/MBC/SC and ST students from the state and central government. Also national loan scholarships and tamil medium stipends are provided. One student of B.Com third year received a special grant of Rs. 1600/- from Chief Minister's student Achievement Fund.

Recreation and leisure time facilities like indoor and outdoor games, debate clubs, cultural programmes are available. The college brings out annual student Magazine.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The day-to-day administration is carried out by the Principal, assisted by the Heads of the Departments. A number of staff committees have been constituted for effectively carrying out academic, sports and extra curricular activities throughout the year. There is no formal cell to redress the grievances of the employees and the students. The NIIT facility has been utilised to train the teachers and non-teaching staff in the use of computers. The college prepares its annual budget to be approved by the state government and the accounts are duly audited. The members of the staff avail a number of government loans. The college has a student's co-operative society with an annual turn over of about Rs.70,000/-. The college has active Parent-Teachers Association, which contributed Rs.20,800/- to various development activities. Teachers submit self-appraisal report to the Director of Collegiate Education for career advancement and promotions.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The Peer Team has identified the following as healthy practices in the college:

Initiation of computer training to all teaching and non-teaching staff.

Establishment of student co-operative stores

Remedial measures / special coaching classes is held to help weak students.

Students are encouraged to participate in debate, elocution competition, seminar etc., to improve communication skills.

Students are provided with computer training by NIIT in the campus

Students feed back mechanism is in practice for quality enhancement

Utilization of services of two visually challenged teachers.

Annual contribution from Parent Teacher Association.

The Peer team carefully perused and analyzed the self study report submitted by the institution. During the institutional visit, the team went through the entire relevant documents, visited the departments and facilities and interacted with the various constituents of the institution. The Peer Team acknowledges the efforts made by the college in translating its vision and goal into a reality and promoting the cause of higher education in the rural area of Tiruvallur District, Tamilnadu. The growth and development of the college during the last 10 years is noteworthy. The college has provided optimal academic and other support facility in cultivating a healthy environment. The college authorities are pragmatic and positive thinking in their approach and provide all necessary help and support for the all round development of the institution.

After careful study of the self study report prepared by the college and based on the feedback obtained through personal interaction with various constituents, the Peer Team observes that the college has initiated steps to improve quality in some of the activities. To sustain the quality aspects in the teaching learning and administration, the Peer Team makes the following recommendations;

The college may introduce more technical, skill oriented, and employment generation courses and involve the local inputs from industrialists, entrepreneurs and academics in identifying the areas that have local relevance. The college may introduce post graduate courses in commerce, management, computer science and economics.

The college may take steps to impress upon the authorities to make the Library functional at the earliest and introduce open access system in the Library and initiate computerization of the library. It is also essential to provide Internet facility in the library and make it accessible to teachers and students. The library should have well furnished reading room. A Librarian should be posted immediately. Considering the long standing of the Institution, and the number of courses offered, the college might procure more books and subscribe for more journals.

The college may introduce value addition courses like 'Spoken English', computer application. The college may also establish a language laboratory and strengthen the computer center.

The college may initiate step to train the non-teaching staff in modern management methods and computer application in office automation, may be given priority. The college may extend the computer and Internet facility to teaching staff, non-teaching staff and the students.

The college may establish a competitive examination-coaching center to provide necessary information and motivate the students to appear for competitive examinations. The teachers may be encouraged to pursue research work by submitting minor/major research project proposals to the funding agencies.

The college may initiate steps to upgrade the science laboratories.

The college may establish good linkage with university departments, college development council of the university, UGC regional office, and neighbor-hood industries etc,.

The college may provide modern gymnasium and sports facilities to students.

The government may take necessary steps to recruit qualified teachers to maintain the academic standard of the programmes offered by the institution. College should provide canteen facilities to students and staff.

Prof. K. Kuppuswamy Rao (Chairman)

Prof. Mukul Shah (Coordinator)

Dr. M. B. Padma (Member)

(Dr. S. Ramanathan)

Place: Tiruttani

Date: 10- February, 2005

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