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VV Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu
VV Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu
Address:National Highways, No 7, Madurai to KanyakumariNadu
Tamil Nadu, IndiaPin Code : 626001
VV Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college.
VV Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar Tamil Nadu is situated in Virudhunagar of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of VV Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar Tamil Nadu is +91-04562 248694.
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VV Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Biotechnology, Commerce, Computer Applications, Information Technology, Science, Training stream(s).
VV Vanniaperumal College for Women is affiliated with Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
Media coverage of VV Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu
NAAC report of VV Vanniaperumal College for WomenSection I : Introduction
V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women was established in 1962 by visionary educationalists and philanthropists of Virudhunagar with an aim of imparting quality education and empowerment to the rural and economically backward women folk of all creeds of the society. This is a private management aided college owned and managed by Virudhungar Hindu Nadars society. The college was affliated to Madras University in the beginning and to Madurai Kamaraj University since 1966. The college has started functioning as a degree college with 84 students and 15 staff. Through the four decades of history, the college has developed into a big higher education institution of the state with 2822 students, 148 Faculty, 106 supporting staff degree, 10 PG, 3 M.Phil., 3 certificate, one diploma and one advanced diploma courses. The college has been recognised by the University Grants Commission and included under 2f and 12 B list of the UGC Act 1956 and receiving developmental assistance.
The dream of the founder fathers of the institution has been reflected in the motto of the college, â€˜Panbu, Oli, Uyarvuâ€™ which means character building, spreading the light of knowledge and reaching greater heights. Within a span of four decades, the college has succeeded in producing thousands of self-confident and self supporting citizens.
The college is located in a semiurban setup in an area of 29.59 acre campus on the side of NH-7 and has adequate infrastructure and other facilities.
The college follows semester system for all courses except PG programmes. The unit cost of the education in the college is Rs.21051. The management is sincerely committed to the cause of higher education and works for the development of the institution in all respects with full faith and dedication. The Peer Team records their appreciation for the vision of the management in starting a number of market friendly, job oriented degree, diploma and certificate courses in the self financing mode, with an aim of augumenting the employablity of their students.
The college volunteered to be assesed and accredited and submitted the self study report to Nastional Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Bangalore in May 2004. In response to this request, NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof.B.Hanumaiah, Vice chancellor, Mangalore University, Karnataka as chairperson, Prof.K.G.Narayana Pillai, Former Director, College Development Council, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala and Prof.V.Balamohandas, Department of Commerce and Management Studies, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, as members. The team visited the college for two days, 3rd and 4th July, 2004. The visit was ably co-ordinated by Dr.M.S.Shyamsundar, Deputy adviser, NAAC, Bangalore.
The Peer-Team carefully perused and analysed the self-study report submitted by the institution. During the Institutional visit, the Team went through all the relevant supportive documents and papers submitted. The Team visited all the academic departments and various facilities such as Libraray, Laboratories, Computer Labs, Hostels, Canteen, Sports and Games facilities, Co-operative Store, etc. The Peer Team also had extensive interaction with the members of the Governing Body, Principal, Faculty, Student representatives, Non-teaching staff, Parents, Alumni and functionaries of various Associations, Clubs, Committees and other Extension activity groups. The Team has recorded all the data, which throw light on strengths, performances and achievements of different departments in its endeavour to make an overall assesment of the college on the basis of the seven Criteria identified by NAAC.
Section II : Criterion-wise Report
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
As an affliated college of Madurai Kamaraj University, the college follows the syllabi prescribed by the University for its UG and PG programmes. The syllabi incorporate multidisciplinary components and a little amount of flexibility. The college excercises flexibility and innovative approach in providing teaching-learning experiences. The college enjoys freedom in designing the syllabi and curriculum of the self financing diploma and certificate courses. The college offers 21 UG Programmes (12 aided and 9 self financing) in History, Tamil, English, Economics, Commerce, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Home Science and Computer Science leading to B.A, B.Sc. and B.com. degrees. The PG programmes are run in four subjects, namely History, English, Mathematics and Commerce. M.Phil. is offered in Commerce, History and English. All UG programmes follow three subject combinations. The recent introduction of UGC aided computer application in B.Com. and B.Sc. Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics and parallel stream of diploma and certificate courses, keeping in view the interest of the younger generation in higher learning in terms of job opportunities and socio economic changes of the country need appreciation. Most of the converntional programmes are covered under government aid and other courses are self financing. The initiative of the college in starting the departmental and inter departmental short term courses in videography, biofertilizer, aquarium keeping, food preservation, epigraphy, applied biotechnology, medical lab technology, medicinal botany, everyday science, mushroom cultivation, journalism, day to day maths, vocabulary building etc., alongside their regular studies will increase their employablity. These diversified programmes are compatible and broadly in confirmity with the goals and objectives of the Institution.
The representatives of the teachers of the Academic Council and Boards of Studies actively involve in formulating and reformulating the syllabi at University level. Presently there are two faculty members as sitting Chairmen of the Board of Studies and 15 as members. Apart from this, a good number of teachers are members of Board of Examinations, Doctoral Committees and Question paper setters. Few teachers are also members of different academic bodies in other Universities too. It is noteworthy to mention here that the college has developed a system to make majority of the students computer literate. The college collects periodic feedback data from stakeholders and uses it to asses the efficiency and compatibility of the programmes. The authorities have the feed back record in all seriousness and initiated steps to rectify the deficiencies. The special schemes and the commitment of the college authorities in offering value education to the students deserve special mention.
Criterion II : Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Government and University norms are followed and transparency is maintained in admissions, both for aided and self-financing courses. Reservation policy of the Government is observed through out. Students are selected considering their academic merit except for MCA where entrance examination is held to asses the students suitablity and aptitude. A three day orientation programme for freshers is given to guide them for efficient learning. Department wise bridge and remedial courses are arranged for slow learners, who are assesed on the basis of the results of diagnostic tests conducted periodically. Advanced learners are given special training in leadership, creativity, etc. Ward system and cumulative record of individual students on academic performance, curricular and co-curricular achievements are maintained and reported to staff meetings, staff council and Managing Board. Progress cards of students are sent to the parents.
Talk and chalk method of teaching is complimented by innovative teaching strategies. Teaching plan is made and executed meticulously by teachers. Three tests are regularly given in each semester. Advanced teaching tools such as LCD, OHP, Slide Projector, Computer aided packages, etc. are used in class room teaching, in addition to basic aids such as charts, models, photos, etc. Seminars, group discussions, surveys, specimen collection, field visits, study tours, etc. are also regularly arranged. Teachers make themselves available for personal interaction and doubt clearing. English language laboratory, Maths laboratory and History Mueseum are special facilities of the college.
The syllabi are unitised. Academic calendar is prepared for the whole year and made available to the students in advance. Details of tests, examinations and evaluation are conveyed on the days of orientation classes. Teachers are encouraged to follow lesson planning. Special classes are arranged as and when needed to ensure timely completion of syllabi. Students are encouraged to participate in seminars, quiz and symposium at college and intercollegiate levels. Character formation and personality development are given due attention.
Ninety five percent classes are engaged by full time faculty. Permanent teachers and administrative staff are paid by the Government. Temperoray and adhoc faculty are paid by the management. Qualified substitute teachers are appointed by the managing board in temporary vacancy also to avoid interruption of classes.
Self appraisal reports of teachers in prescribed format are collected annually and used for promotion. System of evaluation of the principal by HODs, HODs by Pricipal and faculty is practised. Evaluation of the teaching programmes by outgoing students are collected, analyzed and used for improvement.
The teachers are encouraged to arrange and attend faculty development programmes in the college and outside. 32 teachers have attended refresher courses, 11 orientation courses during the past 2 years and 46 in FIP scheme for M.Phil / Ph.D. in the past. The faculties are given the opportunity for continued academic progress and professional developments.
Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
Out of the 85 regular teaching staff, 17 are Ph.D. degree holders and 64 M.Phil. degree holders, 13 teachers have registered for part time research leading to Ph.D. 46 teachers have so far utilized the opportunities of FIP of UGC for doing M.Phil or Phd. Programmes. Commerce department has introduced M.Phil. programme in the past year in which 10 students are admitted. College has plan to introduce M.Phil. in History and English during the current year. College authorities are aware of the importance of research and cultivation of research culture in teaching learning process. The college promotes research aptitude of teachers by deputing them to do full time research under FPI of UGC and allow them to part time research. As such no department has been recognized as a research centre. However they are planning to acquire recognition of commerce department as a research centre. The teacher researchers are given leave, infrastructure facilities, seed money, and travel assistance for presenting papers in conferences etc. to persue their research. There is a research committee in the college which assists and monitor the research activities.
PG students are undertaking project works as part of their curriculum. Students of vocational courses also do project work.
Of the 4 regular PG departments, only History department is succeeded in getting PG assistance from UGC. All PG departments have to take earnest attempts to increase their target of projects and publications so as to attract PG assistance from UGC. Managing board may consider alloting more seed money to teachers to take up small research projects so as to encourage and motivate them to submit major/minor projects to funding agencies such as UGC, DST, DBT, DOEN, etc.
About 10% of the faculties are involved in active research. This has to be increased. At present there are no good on-going research projects. Concerted efferts are needed to motivate the teachers in preparing good inter and multi disciplinary projects to be submitted to National and International agencies. Both individual and institutional research need to be encouraged. Teachers may be motivated to actively associate with National Professional Research organizations. During the last two years, teachers have published articles. This has to be increased.
Formal consultancy is yet to take routes in the college. However Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Computer Science do consultancy in humble ways. The college may consider constitution of an interdisciplinary consultancy group with the involvement of faculty members from different disciplines. They may be able to guide local NGOs, Governement Departments and private enterpreneurs in mooting developmental projects. They can also undertake monitoring and evaluation of local and state level projects implemented.
Extention activities are quite impressive and are mainly undertaken by NSS. There are two units of NSS with 100 volunteers each. Social service league, Planning Forum, Youth Red Cross and Extention Service Center are also involved in extension activities with an aim of awakening the student community to involve in student-society collaborative activities. The major activities include skill oriented training programmes such as Vermi-Composting, Medicinal plants cultivation, Thermocol cutting handicraft etc. to school children, Popularisation of Science, Communal harmony activities, Awareness programmes on AIDS, Health and Hygiene, Hospital cleaning, Blood donation, Small savings drive, Rain water Harvesting, Pulse Polio Immunization, etc. It is heartening to note that the staff and students together take up community work.
There is provision for carreer guidance to the students. Strong community relationship is existing in the campus. It is to be noted that all departments may consider taking up community-oriented extension activities in the area of their expertise. Also they may publish the list of experts in specialised areas through print media. Credit of attendance to student participants, free conveyance in college bus to project area, mementos and certificates to meritorious participants etc. are given by the college as token of encouragement of extension activities.
Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning resources
The college is located on the side of NH-7 in a spacious campus of 29.59 acre of land. The campus is protected by compound wall on all sides. There are a total of 36 buildings with a plinth area of 2,95,045 sq.ft. The campus is beautiful, green and well planned with the master plan. The proposed administrative building, which is fast completing, Sapcious classrooms, laboratories, seminar halls, canteen, hostels, meditation hall, stadium, etc. are housed in the campus. The library is housed in an independent and is adequately furnished and computerized. There are 43449 books in about 33,000 titles. There are 92 periodicals of which 9 are international journals and 12 newspapers subscribed. The departments have reference books and book bank facilities. Library works on all days except on Sundays and government declared holidays. Book purchase is satisfactory, which is monitered by a library committee. Library follows open access system. There are 421 CDs on various subjects, which are cataloged and issued to departments/students.
The computer centre is with six computer laboratories, having 184 systems equipped with printers of all kind, scanner and plotter. Browsing facility is with ISDN connection and is accessable to students and staff. Free access is given for academic purpose and concessional rate for students. Office staff are given computer training free of cost. Annual maintenance contract is registered with Ripples Solutions. The office is partially computerised, used for admission, accounting etc.
College has a good and well-constructed playground with eight lane track facility. There is an indoor stadium, concrete basketball court, ball badminton court, Volleyball court, KhoKho court, Kabadi court and Hockey court. The college on contract basis does maintenance of the buildings and sports facilities. College Managing Board allows outside organizations such as NGOs, Electricity Board, and Schools to use sport facilities free of cost.
The computer and other facilities are utilized for conducting regular classes on Tally, SSI, ICWA, and short-term vocational courses for outsiders and college students. The facilities are given for the conduct of examinatons of different Universities, Banks, Railway Boards, Entrance Examination Boards, TNPSC, etc. Children of nearby schools are given access to laboratories and researchers to library facilities.
Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
The college authorities are considering student support and progression as one of the important aspects in the holistic development of the students. The college Managing Board and the faculty, work earnestly for the progress and betterment of their students. The college maintains and monitors the alumni profile. The feed back data obtained from the students, and other stake holders with regard to teaching, infrastructure, mainenance, faculty behaviour, support services, etc are used to remedy the short comings.
The student progression and examination results are consistantly good. The college has succeeded in progressively reducing the drop out rate from 23% to 5.7% at UG level. However, the drop out rate at PG appears to be comparetively high. The college has been securing good ranks almost regularly. The college office is prompt in disbursing scholarships and freeships instituted by Governments, University, Management and the Philanthropists in time. About 60% of the students are getting one kind of financial aid or the other.
The institution offers academic and other types of counselling through faculty and professionals. Training is given to develop their personality, interpersonal and communication skills, performance in interviews etc. The Women Empowerment Cell helps the students to realise their inherent strength. College also offers advanced courses like Bio- Informatics, ICWA, and IAS coaching. A system has been developed to impart computer literacy to all final year students. With a view to enrich students potential for self-employment, certificate courses in departmental and interdepartmental levels are conducted. Courses in Hindi, Typewriting and Tailoring are also arranged by the Vocational Guidance Club.
Students Greivances Redressal Cell looks into the grievances of students and take remedial messures.
The college publishes updated prospectus and calendar, which contains admission rules, courses offered, fee structure, examination details, code of conduct, etc. and make it available to students at the time of admission.
Various associations, Union and Clubs organize large number of programs throughout the year, providing opportunities for the development of overall personality, special talents and skills of students.
Criterion VI : Organization and Management
Legal governance of the college is vested with a 20 member College Committee constituted as per the Tamil Nadu Private College Regulation Act of 1976. It has representatives from teachers, non-teaching staff and University. The secretary of the committee monitors the academic affairs of the college and staff position.
The college is owned by a Registered Society under the socities Registration Act XXI of 1860. There is a College Managing Board, which is a supervisory and advisory body, comprising one patron, 66 members, which represents the management owns the college. The Board is responsible for policy decisions and expansion of the college. It has a small Executive Wing, which oversees the administrative aspect of the college. The day to day academic and administrative activities of the college are managed by the Principal under the advise of the Staff Council. Each department has a department council that brings in a rapport between the teachers and the students. Quality Assurance Cell monitors the academic progress and Research Cell designs the research acitivities in the college. The college has an elaborate committee system for effectively co-ordinating the curricular, co-curricular, extra-curricular, social and cultural programmes of the college. Principal conducts regular review meetings of the office bearers to assess the situation. The committees function on principals of participation and transperancy.
There is a college union, which is the centre of student service activities. It functions democratically and is permitted to air the grievances and opinions to the Principal. However, college functions smoothly without agitation or strike. Ward system, Counselling Forum and Grievances Redressal Cell also function in the college.
Salary of the permanent teachers, technical and administrative staff are paid by the Government. As there has been a freeze on teacher recruitment by the Government for the last few years, temporary teachers are appointed and paid by the management. The accounts are regularly audited by an internal mechanism as well as statutory agencies such as Joint Director of Collegiate Education and Accountant General.
It may be pointed out that the management is keen on providing welfare schemes to the various constituencies, some of which are travel allowances for seminar presentation for teachers and students, credit facility in co-operative store, free / reduced computer browsing facility, free computer training for non-teaching staff, free accommodation for good sports persons, scholarship for poor students, 24 hrs drinking water facility, yoga classes, visiting doctor, etc.
Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
Reflecting the philosophy and vision, the V.V.Vanniaperumal college for women has adopted several good practices with an aim of developing the overall personality of the students community and total quality of the institution. Some of the significant healthy practices noted by the Peer Team are the following.
The harmonious relationship that exists among the Management, the Principal, the faculty, the non-teaching staff and the sudents and this cordial atmosphere which enables them to work as a team to achieve the goals.
The introduction of 2 UGC aided Vocational degree courses and a number of certificate and diploma courses with an aim of facilitating horizontal mobility.
The college lays special emphasis in value based education
Provision for computer literacy to all students
Networking with Industries and institutions in the neighbourhood
Special schemes and training for the empowerment of rural women students
Impressive subject related extension activities by the Departments like Botany, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Physics and Computer Science
General attitude of the management towards providing opportunities and facilities for academic progress of faculty
A campus absolutely free from student unrest and strike
Induction class for freshers which provides basic inputs of departments and facilities
Hostel accommodation for about 50% of students
Section III : Overall Analysis
The Peer Team had the benefit of a comprehensive and clearly broughtout self-study report of the college before making an on the spot visit. So, the Team had a clear previsit image of the college registered in clear details. The Team is of the view that this institution that exists in a socially and educationally backward area of Virudhunagar District of Tamil Nadu, has been striving hard over the past few decades in imparting value-oriented education and empowering thousands of women students of the nearby localities. The Team is impressed by the remarkable progress attained by the institution during the period of its existence in transacting its vision and goals of advancement of the frontiers of knowledge in the field of higher education.
The dynamic and action-oriented leadership of the Governing Body of the college.
The steady progress made during the four decades and the continuing efforts to further the expansion of the academic programmes and infrastructure.
The pioneering efforts of the college to start the courses for the fist time in university area -
One among the first 16 colleges to introduce semester system at the UG level in 1975;
First to offer B.Com. exclusively for women in the district in 1979;
One among the first eight colleges in Madurai Kamaraj University to start the B.Sc., Computer Science in 1986;
First to offer B.Sc., in Bio-Chemistry in the university in 1989;
First to introduce B.Com. Computer Applications in the university in 1995;
First to introduce Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics in B.Sc. Home Science in the University in 2002-03.
Offering wide ranging choices in institutional courses to improve the employability of the students.
Initiation of value based courses.
Good inter-personal relationships among the teaching, non-teaching staff and students.
The staff is dedicated and devoted and the level of involvement is commendable.
Various committees formed to ensure peaceful and disciplined life in the college campus.
Counselling provided to the students immediately after the admission and also during the course with a ward system.
Inititation of Earn While you Learn scheme for students in some activities with part-time campus employment.
Overall ambience of the college campus which is conductive to academic activities.
Efforts of the college to develop scientific temper through science popularisation schemes.
The college may create a mechanism to ensure sustenance and unhindered futher development of existing infrastructure.
The college management has to ensure that the infrastructure has to be need based for all the courses. The level of unevenness in development may not augur well for the orderly and wholesome growth of the college. The management may do the needful in minimising these disparities in development.
The college with its four decades existence and innumerable number of institutional courses can offer consultancy in a big way to the commercial units in the area. Competent teachers and departments may be encouraged to offer consultancy. Such exposure will not only enrich the faculty but also be of immense help to the students. The scheme of sharing the consultancy earnings between the institution and the concerned teachers may be worked out.
While there are some accomplished researchers in some departments, the younger faculty needs to be motivated to generate research fund to sustain quality academic activity. In this context, special efforts are needed to secure funding from government, public and private sector organisations.
The best attendance (100 per cent attendance) of the students can be recognised by a prize. Similarly, a teacher who does not go on leave during any of the working days of the year can also be recognised by an award/prize.
The college may consider providing retirement benefits for the teachers and staff who are on adhoc basis for self-financing courses.
In terms of its extension activities, the college can think of developing model kitchen, a model kitchen garden, etc. with inter-departmental collaboration.
Institutional courses in family planning, interpersonal relations among family members, interior decoration, child care, etc., can be thought of.
The college management can think of developing a full-pledged Commerce Lab.
While the participation of the teachers in seminars/conferences is partly satisfactory, there has to be some arrangement where there is a facility for every teacher to attend at least one seminar / conference / symposium per year, the expenses met by the college.
The college management has to foster the college-industry interaction. A faculty committee along with a representative from the college management may be constituted for the purpose.
The college management can try to establish links with institutions like Central Institute of Foreign and English Languages (CIFEL) to strengthen the English Lab.
The Arts Departments have also to be provided with a overhead projector for improving the teaching pedagogy.
Considering the number of teachers with doctoral degrees and M.Phil. degrees, the publication of books and papers is not significant. The details of publication furnished are concentrated in the departments of History, Tamil and English only. The college management may encourage publications in all departments, if necessary, by some monetary incentives like an increment.
The college management has to take steps to provide aqua-guard filtered water instead of the presently supplied chlorinated drinking water in the hostels.
The college management has to go annual assessment of teachers by students instead of the present arrangement of assessment by the outgoing students.
Attempts be made to strengthen allumni association and make use of allumni support in various academic and infrastructural developmental activities.
Hostel accommadation need to be augmented. The presently over crowded situation has to be eased with more hostel blocks being constructed.
The Peer Team wishes to record its appreciation for the goodwill and cooperation extended by the management, Principal and her team of V.V.V. College for Women, Virudhunagar, during the visit. The Team wishes the college all success in its future endeavours in pursuit of quality and excellence.
Name of the Chairman: Prof. B. Hanumaiah
Name of the member : Prof. K.G. Narayana Pillai
Name of the member : Prof. V. Balamohandas
I agree with the observations and recommendations made by the peer team in this report.
Mrs. A. CHANDRA
V.V.V. College for Women
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