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Theivanai Ammal College for Women, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu
Theivanai Ammal College for Women, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu
Address:Trichy Trunk Road, Salamedu
Tamil Nadu, IndiaPin Code : 605401
Theivanai Ammal College for Women, Villupuram Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college.
Theivanai Ammal College for Women, Villupuram Tamil Nadu is situated in Villupuram of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Theivanai Ammal College for Women, Villupuram Tamil Nadu is +91-4146-258425.
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Contact Details of Theivanai Ammal College for Women, Villupuram Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-4146-259674
CoursesTheivanai Ammal College for Women, Villupuram Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Arts, Biotechnology, Commerce, Computer Applications, Information Technology, Business Management, Science stream(s).
Under Graduate Programme :
Bachelor of Arts(B.A.)
Bachelor of Commerce(B.Com)
Bachelor of Science(B.Sc)
Bachelor of Computer Application(B.C.A)
Bachelor of Business Administration(B.B.A)
Post Graduate Programme :
Master of Commerce(M.Com)
M.Sc(Mathematics, Computer Science)
M.A.(Tamil, English, Human Resource Management)
Master of Computer Application(M.C.A)
Approval details: Theivanai Ammal College for Women is affiliated with Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore
Profile of Theivanai Ammal College for WomenThe college has been accredited by NAAC with A Grade in the year 2003 and ISO 9001:2000 certified by TUV. Theivanai Ammal College for Women, named after the founders mother, Theivanai Ammal, has been in the service to the student community for over a decade. The College functions in its own campus of ten acres in a three storyed building. Theivanai Ammal College for Women, aims at the social empowerment of the under privileged gender through quality education and opportunities, aimed at enhancing their self confidence and making them aware of their rightful place in the mainstream of the nations socio-economic and political life.
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NAAC report of Theivanai Ammal College for WomenSECTION 1 : INTRODUCTION
Theivanai Ammal College for Women, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu was established in the year 1989 and was affiliated initially to Madras University. On the birth of Thiruvalluvar University at Vellore, the affiliation got shifted to this new University. Due to the transition, currently, while the second and final year courses are as per Madras University rules and regulations, the first year courses are as per the new University system.
The college is a private self-financing one, in a backward rural location of Tamil Nadu and is yet to be brought under 2f and 12B of the UGC Act. The revenues are generated through the fees collected and endowments created by private donors. The management has provided all the infrastructure facilities for the students to advance their knowledge. The campus is lush green with many trees and gives a good atmosphere to the students and motivates them to keep the campus clean and green.
The mission of the College is â€˜Women empowerment through progressive learningâ€™. It has a clear cut vision which is stated as â€˜aims at the social empowerment of the under privileged gender through quality education and opportunities aimed at enhancing their self-confidence, making them aware of their rightful place in the main stream of the nations socio-economic and political lifeâ€™. The institution has set a goal for itself in that it seeks to make young women rightly understand their position in the family and society through quality education i.e., it visualises a district in which every family has at least one woman graduate.
The campus has an area of 9.7 acres of land with well-laid out garden and greenery. The college offers 10 U. G. courses, 4 P.G. Programmes, 6 Certificate Courses and 3 diploma courses through 6 Departments in Science faculty, 7 departments the Arts faculty, one department in Commerce and 3 departments in the faculty of Management. There are 25 full time teachers with job security, who are called approved probationers in line with Government of Tamil Nadu Govt. policies and 44 temporary teachers. Most of the permanent teachers are either Ph. D. or M. Phil. degree holders and a little over 50% of temporary teachers are M. Phil. degree holders. All are women teachers. There are 37 administrative and technical staff. There are 994 students who are enrolled in U.G. programmes and 106 are enrolled in P.G. programmes. While most of the students are from the State of Tamil Nadu, students from other states are also admitted into some courses, who number about 52. The P.G. system is under semester pattern and the U.G. under annual plan.
The College offers value based education, Bridge Courses, enrichment courses in spoken English to students from Tamil Medium back ground, free Computer Literacy Programmes for all teachers and free Tally package for III Year B.Com. students. It also arranges remedial classes for weak students and soft skills in personality development for all students.
The College has a central library besides departmental libraries in P.G. Departments, Computer Center, Sports facility, Counseling facility, a Placement Cell, Hostel, an air-conditioned Guest House, a Canteen, a Mineral Water Plant to supply safe drinking water to the Hostel and the College, Welfare Schemes, Grievance Redressal Cell and Ward Tutor system for the students. The transport facility is also provided. The College has a well furnished Hi-tech air-conditioned auditorium with a seating capacity of 800.
Theivanai Ammal College for Women, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu volunteered to be assessed by the NAAC and the Self-study Report was submitted to NAAC. The NAAC constituted a Peer Team to validate the report submitted by the institution, comprising the following members : Dr. Y. Saraswathy Rao, Former Vice-Chancellor, Sri Krishnadevaraya University as Chairperson, Sr. Joyce, Principal, Teresian College, Mysore, Karnataka and Prof. Dr. Joseph P. Varghese, Head, Dept. of Botany, CMS College, Kottayam, Kerala as members. The Peer Team visit was co-ordinated by Mr. Ganesh Hegde, Asst. Adviser, NAAC. The Peer Team visited Theivanai Ammal College for Women, Villupuram Tamil Nadu from 10th - 11th July, 2003.
The assessment of the Peer Team in terms of the seven criteria and over all analysis, along with the commendations and suggestions is presented in the following pages.
Section 2 : Criterion - wise Analysis
Criterion 1 : Curricular Aspects
Theivanai Ammal College for Women, Villupuram has 14 departments under the Faculties of Science, Arts, Commerce and Management and offers 10 undergraduate courses, viz., Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Bank Management , B.Com., B.Sc. Computer Science, B.Sc. Chemistry, B.Sc. Biochemistry, B.Sc.Mathematics, BCA, Bachelor of Information Systems and Management and BA in Tamil, four PG courses viz. MCA, M.Sc.Mathematics, M.Sc. Information Technology and Master in Human Resource Management. In addition to these the college also offers six certificate courses and three Diploma courses, the syllabi of some of which have been framed by the faculty of this college itself. The certificate course in Journalism and Mass Communication deserves appreciation.
The choice of optional subjects such as Business Economics and Income Tax has been made with due consideration of the usefulness of them for the students both academically and professionally. Elective options such as Pharmaceutical Chemistry have also been chosen with care and farsightedness. Courses such as Bachelor of Bank Management, BBA, BCA, BISM, M.Sc. (IT) and Master in Human Resource Management are innovative ones and are career oriented .
There is a balance between traditional courses and application oriented UG and PG courses as well as the certificate and diploma courses. There are 25 permanent faculty members and 44 temporary teachers. The college, affiliated to the University of Madras, and now to Thiruvalluvar University, is governed by the rules of the University in curricular matters. But there seems to be sufficient flexibility for the students to pursue programmes with reference to elective options. Although no faculty members from this college are members of the various Boards of Studies in the University, the faculty has shown commendable leadership in evolving need based certificate and diploma courses. The college was also able to start a B. A. in Tamil within one year after obtaining University and Government sanction.
The college has several mechanisms to obtain feed back from academic peers and employers on teaching programmes. The college has initiated several programmes by way of college-industry-neighborhood networking. These include awareness programmes, Career guidance programmes, various types of seminars, camps, cultural activities and service programmes.
The college may think in terms of initiating tie-ups with institutions such as the M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai where low cost technologies in several areas are being developed and women empowerment receives priority.
Criterion II : Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The teaching and evaluation process in the college is governed by the rules and regulations of University of Madras and now to Thiruvalluvar University, to which it is affiliated. But the college conducts several programmes on its own for the benefit of educationally disadvantaged students. These include Spoken English course for rural students and those from Tamil medium. Advanced learners are encouraged by giving special guidance and counseling. Students are exposed to new educational technologies such as CDs. PG students are encouraged to prepare for competitive examinations at the national level. University Rank holders are honoured. The first four University Ranks in B.Sc. Bio-chemistry were secured by the students of this college.
Teaching is done mostly through lectures. The use of audio-visual aids like OHP, computers, charts, etc. is encouraged. The syllabi is unitized according to the annual system of teaching. Implementation of the teaching schedule and mid course correction are done effectively in the departments. Weekly and monthly tests as well as terminal examinations are conducted on a regular basis.
It is suggested that the auditorium may be developed in to an educational technology laboratory. Teachers may be trained to make Power Point presentation using LCD projectors, in the teaching of advanced science subjects such as Microbiology and Bio-chemistry.
The College has developed a concept of â€˜Typical Alma-Mater of the Complete Womanâ€™ (TACW) and endeavours to instill the spirit of discipline and self confidence in students enabling them to develop into good citizens of the country.
The academic programmes include, apart from the classroom teaching, seminars, workshops and the like for the benefit of the teachers and students. The science departments may pay more attention in this regard, specially by attending and also organising symposia and workshops to keep abreast of recent developments in science.
The level of participation of teachers from the college in National level scientific seminars has been remarkable. Seven teachers participated in International seminars, 31 teachers in National Conferences and 19 in State level conferences. Eight members of the faculty served as HR trainers in other institutions.
Two teachers out of 25 ( 8%) hold Ph.D. degrees and 20 out of 25 (80%)an M. Phil. degree among the permanent teachers. Among the temporary teachers 23 out of 44 (52%) hold M. Phil. degrees. While commending the academic enthusiasm in the campus the Peer team feels that the remaining teachers should also be encouraged to improve their academic qualification in a phased manner.
Faculty development programmes are broad-based. Nine teachers have attended UGC sponsored Orientation courses and nine teachers have attended UGC sponsored Refresher courses.
The college follows a self-appraisal method for the evaluation of the teachers in teaching, research and extension. A suggestion box is kept in the college inviting comments and suggestions. The college has good laboratory facilities in all science departments. The college follows a practice of inviting academicians/scientists/people of repute to the college for lectures, seminars and interaction with the students. This goes a long way in exposing the students to new ideas and schools of thought and in motivating the students.
The academic atmosphere in the college is conducive to intellectual growth and development.
Criterion III : Research ,Consultancy and Extension
The college tries to promote research by giving study leave to teachers, providing seed money, making adjustments in teaching schedule and such other steps. But in spite of this positive attitude only about 15% percent of teachers are engaged in research. The Peer Team feels that this is too modest a figure.
The science departments need to be encouraged to take up small research projects. External funding is available from the State Government Departments and also from the UGC, DST, DBT and such other agencies. Organizing a meeting in which the possibilities for external funding be brought to the attention of the faculty would be a good beginning in this direction. The teachers may take up minor research projects of the UGC which can be obtained without much difficulties.
The research base of the college needs to be strengthened, particularly in science subjects. A research culture should be inculcated in the campus. This could be started by setting apart a corpus fund for research, procuring research journals, reference books and instruments. Inviting reputed scientists/professors for interaction with the faculty and students can go a long way in promoting the urge for research and learning.
The college has a designated person holding additional charge, responsible for extension activities through NSS and Youth Red Cross. The extension activities include Community Development, Social work, Health and Hygiene Awareness, Adult Education and Literacy and the like. Consultancy services are provided by three teachers including the Principal.
The initiative of the college to plan and work extension activities along with several NGOs in the region deserves special mention.
Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The benevolent management, realising the importance of the infrastructure for the benefit of the students, teaching faculty and administrative staff, has provided good infrastructure for the college. It has adequate library and computer facilities. It possesses adequate physical facilities to run the various educational programmes. The infrastructure keeps pace with the academic growth of the institution. The college uses effective mechanisms for maintenance and use of infrastructure. One of the important features of taking care of the infrastructure is by periodical checks of electrical items. This is done every second Saturday. Repairs and replacement are made whenever needed.
The college library functions under an Advisory Committee as well as a Library Committee. It is interconnected with other libraries for inter-library borrowing. It also has a book bank facility. The P. G. departments have their own libraries. Computer facility is available in the library. A good hostel with modern facilities is made available to the students.
Insurance scheme for staff and students is made available. The health of the students is also given great importance. The college has conducted blood grouping, breast feeding awareness and AIDS awareness camps. The college has a well-furnished A/C guesthouse and a modern, hygienic canteen. Sports department plays a very important role in this institution and a number of facilities are provided to these students.
Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
The prospectus of the institution gives clear guidance to students about admission and completion requirements for all programmes. It has well run support services to ensure physical and intellectual health of all its departments. The college also has an effective mechanism to use student feedback for quality enhancement. The college offers academic counselling and placement services to its students. Financial aid is provided to those who really need it.
The college has an employment cell and a placement cell. The objective of the employment cell is to throw light on the available job opportunities to deserving students. The employment cell motivates the students to seek self-employment. The college has a vocational and career guidance bureau. The teachers participate in academic and personal counselling. The students get the benefit of academic and career counselling when study tours are conducted. Students get financial aid from the Central Government, State Government and other organisations like BSNL. The college updates its prospectus annually. Every department arranges guest lectures every month. Indoor games, outdoor games, nature clubs, debate clubs, student magazine cultural programs, audio video facilities, music and dance competitions and essay writing programmes are available. Students are encouraged to take up competitive examinations.
A Student store helps the students to procure their day-today requirements. The physical directors trained the girls in many games and the students have participated many national games. The students also given scholarships and fee concessions as incentives.
Criterion VI : Organisation and Management
The college has an effective mechanism functioning to monitor and co-ordinate the multi-faceted activities of the college. The Governing Body designs the rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Sound management techniques are used for efficient running of every administrative and academic programmes. The departments of the college are guided by the principles of participation and transparency.
The institution provides relevant welfare schemes for all its departments. The finances are allocated and effectively used. Budgeting and auditing procedures are regular and standardized. The college has special committee to prepare the academic calendar. The college also conducts development programmes for non-teaching staff. Many welfare programme are in operation, like students scholarships, free tutorials, free parking, earn while you learn schemes, concession to staff children, free medical assistance in the hospital etc,. The college has several committees - Admission committee, Library committee, Management Committee etc to co-ordinate the respective activities. The management promptly responds to the needs of various departments.
Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
The Peer Committee appreciates the extent of transparency of administration. Value-based education is imparted through NSS, departmental associations and guest lectures. The college focuses on personality development and organises cultural activities and group discussion for all-round development. The college promotes community orientation and civic responsibilities in their students through various activities of the NSS. Extra classes on English are conducted for students coming from the vernacular medium.
The college has a mechanism for internal quality checks and periodic assessment and monitoring of the performance of the students and teachers. The college is sensitized to the latest managerial concepts such as strategic planning, team-work, decision-making and computerization, through various committees and participation of teachers in the decision-making process.
The healthy practices include:
Annual teaching plan, monthly activity report and test report submitted by each teacher in each subject.
Thrift habit initiated for students of enrichment programmes by opening a bank recurring deposit account for 36 months with the management contributing first two months @ Rs. 50/-per month.
â€˜Earn while you Learnâ€™ scheme helps students in need of financial support.
MCA students teaching UG students
Managing the college students store
Working in the office as vocational course co-ordinators
Engaged in various survey and evaluation programmes
Enrichment courses, remedial classes and bridge courses for students from Tamil medium.
Certificate and diploma programmes offered after college hours to enable students to leave the college with an additional skill along with a degree.
Feedback of students on teachers and courses, parents feedback on the college functioning, feedback of peers on academic matters.
Inviting students from other colleges to attend guest lectures and evaluation of the lectures through feedback.
Video recording of classroom teaching and microteaching assessment.
Arranging of campus interviews by the placement cell..
Suggestion box kept in the college and prompt action taken by the principal.
SECTION 3 : OVERALL ANALYSIS
The College is in a semi urban area although Villupuram is a District Head Quarters. The College is about 15 years old and is the first Womens College to be started in the town to provide higher education facility to girls by a visionary business family with a philanthropic out look. The College has excellent infra structure with vast-well laid out garden all around to provide a healthy environment for learning with sufficient privacy and security for girls.
The Management, Principal and the faculty are so committed that the transformation of adolescent girls from rural areas into complete self confident women is much visible. Also academically the achievement of girls in obtaining ranks is praise worthy.
Various measures are adopted to ensure quality education and total personality development. A very noteworthy feature of this College is a uniform commendation by the students, the parents, the alumni and the non-teaching staff about the general work environment and the human relationships that is being practiced by the administration.
COMMENDATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS
The Peer Committee would like to commend the following practices in the college:
Healthy and intimate relationship among the principal, staff and students.
The ward tutor system.
Good performance of students in university examinations and securing of several university ranks.
Effective mechanism of students feedback on teachers and courses and mid course correction.
Parents feedback on overall functioning of the college.
Feedback from academic peers and visitors
System of conducting one guest lecture in every department every month.
Adoption of a school for less privileged children by the students.
Concept of TACW (Typical Alma-Mater for the Complete Woman) playing a vital role in the transformation of adolescent girls in to self-reliant and self-confident woman.
Peer Team wishes to offer the following suggestions for further growth and development of the institution.
A separate room with modern facilities may be provided for the counselling center and a few more teachers may be trained as professional counsellors.
The existing well-equipped A/c auditorium may further be developed in to a sophisticated educational technology laboratory.
More post graduate courses may be started gradually.
Programmes in Home Science, Nutrition and food processing may be started.
A staff member may be identified as coordinator to tap funds from various funding agencies like UGC, CSIR, DBT, DST etc.
Internal Quality Assurance Cell may be established to act as a mechanism to monitor academic and research activities.
The college may consider establishing linkages with institutions like M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai where low cost technologies in several areas are being developed and women empowerment receives priority.
The efforts of the benevolent Management, Secretary, Principal, Teaching and Non-teaching staff in fostering and maintaining an academic atmosphere and also a green campus in the college is well appreciated. The Peer Team appreciates the dynamic and visionary leadership of the Principal Dr. Ponnammal K. Pandian and wishes that the college will make great strides in achieving its goals in keeping with its vision in the years to come. May this institution of higher learning, catering primarily to the rural students of this region grow from strength to strength in its pursuit of excellence.
Name of the Chairperson : Prof. Y.Sarswathy Rao
Name of the Member : Sr. Joycee
Name of the Member : Prof. Dr. Joseph P. Varghese
I agree with the observations and recommendations made by the peer team in this report.
Dr. Ponnammal K. Pandian
Date : 11th July 2003
Place : Villupuram
Make dads give up graft: Kalam appeals to youthFormer President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Monday said corruption can be eradicated from the country if youth come out with open declaration, in case their own parents indulge in corruption, that they would not enjoy any benefits from the ill-gotten wealth.
If this attitude is developed by youngsters, the mentality of parents to indulge in corruption will definitely change, he added.
If a daughter or son tells his-her father not to be corrupt, then it will certainly bring a change. Children have the invincible weapon of love and affection and they should use it against their parents to get rid of corruption from society, Mr Kalam said after launching the Lead Villupuram 2020 scheme and interacting with students at Theivanai Ammal College for Women in Villupuram.
The former President was at his cheerful best, enlightening the crowd with wit and humour.
He asked students to take the responsibility of making India a developed nation by 2020. Describing the 60 crores youth of the country as its biggest asset, he said India would definitely become a super power if youngsters continued to work towards that goal.
Mr Kalam said the rural and urban divide should be reduced to and there should be an equitable distribution and adequate access to energy and quality water.
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