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DG Vaishnav College (Co-Education), Arumbakkam, Tamil Nadu
DG Vaishnav College (Co-Education), Arumbakkam, Tamil Nadu
Address:Gokulbagh", 833 E.V.R. Periyar Highroad, Salai
Arumbakkam (District Chennai)
Tamil Nadu, IndiaPin Code : 600106
DG Vaishnav College (Co-Education), Arumbakkam Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college. DG Vaishnav College (Co-Education), Arumbakkam Tamil Nadu is also known as Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College.
DG Vaishnav College (Co-Education), Arumbakkam Tamil Nadu was established on / in 1971.
Principal of DG Vaishnav College (Co-Education), Arumbakkam Tamil Nadu is Dr S Narasimhan.
DG Vaishnav College (Co-Education), Arumbakkam Tamil Nadu is situated in Arumbakkam of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of DG Vaishnav College (Co-Education), Arumbakkam Tamil Nadu is +91-44-24753008.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at DG Vaishnav College (Co-Education), Arumbakkam Tamil Nadu are 089390-29287.
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Website of DG Vaishnav College (Co-Education), Arumbakkam Tamil Nadu is www.dgvaishnavcollege.com.
Contact Details of DG Vaishnav College (Co-Education), Arumbakkam Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-44-24756655, 24754349, 24751264, 24753008, 24750162
M.A Social Work
DG Vaishnav College (Co-Education), Arumbakkam Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Arts, Biotechnology, Commerce, Science, Social Work stream(s).
DG Vaishnav College (Co-Education) is affiliated with University of Madras, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
Profile of DG Vaishnav College (Co-Education)Shri Jumna Doss and Shri Amichand Doss established the college to perpetuate the memory of their father Shri Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss. With a humble beginning as an undergraduate college in 1964, it grew into a multidisciplinary centre of learning. To provide educational opportunities to the working class, the college started evening courses (1971) and distance learning programmes of IGNOU (1992). Today, the college is one of the reputed educational institutions in the metropolis of Chennai. The college is affiliated to the University of Madras.
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university collegeCHENNAI: Youngsters require great confidence to face whatever they may come across in life and emerge successful, said Madras High Court judge Justice K Venkataraman. Delivering the graduation day address at Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Vaishnav College in Arumbakkam here on Saturday, he said every achiever in this world had striven hard to reach the heights, overcoming several obstacles. Narrating two stories to drive home the point that god would come to the rescue of those with confidence, he said, If you think it is not possible, it will remain impossible for ever. But if you think something is possible, it can be achieved.
Stressing that students should never forget their teachers and parents Justice Venkataraman, who is an alumnus of the institution, said Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College had not only given him a good education but had also imparted good character, which was very important for a judge.
S Narasimhan, Principal of the college, said the first batch of PG students (2009-11) under the autonomous pattern had done extremely well and posted exemplary results. Of the total 374 students, 332 emerged successful in the final examinations held in April-May 2011, he said.
Pointing out that the placement cell was very active throughout the year, he said, The professional PG courses – Social Work, Human Resource Management, Management Studies, Computer Science and Applications – have an excellent placement record of well over 90 per cent in frontline organisations here and abroad.
On the research front the college has to its credit an enviable track record of over 425 MPhils since the 1980s, including 30 for the year 2011 who will be taking their degrees along with 322 PG graduands, and close to 100 PhDs in the short span of ten years from 2001, he said.
P Haridas, secretary of the college, spoke and an Almanac of Graduands, profiling the alumni, was released on the occasion.
Free laptops distributed at DG Vaishnav CollegeCHENNAI: Minister for Tourism S Gokula Indira distributed free laptops to students of Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College at Arumbakkam here on Wednesday. More than 800 students received the laptops as part of the second phase of an ambitious scheme that was launched in the college last month.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Gokula Indira said that Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had shown keen interest in quality education. Adding that a slew of projects and schemes for people from all walks of life were being announced on a daily basis, she said that the CM had announced that community, income and nativity certificates would be issued to students in the sixth standard itself from the current academic year. This will help the student community at large, she said.
She urged the students to make the best use of the free laptops. Also present on the occasion was Principal of the college Dr S Narasimhan.
College girl dies as stove burstsCHENNAI: A 21-year-old college student died on Monday night of burns sustained in an accident at her house in Arumbakkam.
Police said S Kalaiselvi of Kulakarai Street, a first year BSc student of DG Vaishnav College in Arumbakkam, tried to light the kerosene stove to boil milk when it burst and her dress caught fire.
She was trying to boil milk for her brothers child. Her mother was washing utensils outside the house, said an investigating officer.
Hearing her cries her mother and neighbours rushed there and sprinkled water to douse the fire. They took her to the Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital where she died late in the night, police said.
NCC cadets ride for cancer awarenessA motorcycle expedition to spread awareness about cancer and ways to prevent it was flagged off by Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraisamy here on Saturday.
Organised by D.G. Vaishnav College and Hero MotorCorp Ltd, the expedition will see a team of 20 NCC cadets, led by Lt Dr S. Santhosh Baboo, ANO, 1(TN) Armd Sqnn NCC, , Lt Col. Ajay Dhawan OC and principal of the college Dr S. Narasimhan, travel round the state , distributing pamphlets on cancer prevention and control, the role of government in preventing the disease and the ill-effects of tobacco, before returning to Chennai on February 19.
The rally was flagged off by the mayor in the presence of Dr G. Gopalaswamy, managing director, Prashanth Multispeciality Hospitals, Chennai, and P. Haridas, secretary, D.G. Vaishnav College.
We hold the expedition every year on World Cancer Day. This is our eighth one and we plan to cover nearly all districts of the state. We will also organise skits in villages to create awareness, Lt Dr Santhosh Baboo explained.
Few takers for Mathematics in UG, PG coursesEven though Mathematics provides lot of job opportunities in the current IT era, very few students take Mathematics in under graduate and post graduate level in colleges and universities.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said over more than the last three decades many of our young men and women with a natural ability in mathematics have not pursued the discipline at advanced levels.
The statistics provided by the 153-year-old University of Madras which affiliates over 150 arts and science colleges in the districts of Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur reveals that only 1,827 students joined B.Sc (Mathematics) in 2009-10, 1,822 in 2010-11 and this year the number dropped marginally to 1,808.
The condition is still worse for M.Sc (Mathematics) only less than 200 students had joined the course in the last two years only this year the number touched 228.
However the statistics provided by D.G. Vaishnav Arts and Science College, Arumbakkam in the city says a different story. Every year the college fills all 70 seats it has in B.Sc Mathematics.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle Prof S. Narasimhan, principal of the college said that they receive four applications for one seat in B.Sc (mathematics) every year.
Mathematics has been one of the courses which attracts more students in our college every year. With more and more IT companies offering job opportunities to these students I am certain that the country would produce more Ramanujans, he said.
Prof. Narasimhan pointed out that Mathematics played a key role in everyday life. Without maths I dont think we can work everyday as Maths students not only join IT companies but also go for research to take up jobs in higher education institutions, he added.
Compared to the colleges school administrators have a different story to narrate. According to Alfred Devaprasad, chief executive officer (CEO), Alpha group of institutions, Chennai, a section of students perform well in Mathematics but the other section with lack of interest in Mathematics fail miserably.
Nowadays it is difficult for us to get a highly qualified and skilled teacher to teach Mathematics. Its a big challenge for us and I think if the universities are able to produce more post-graduates we will be able to solve this issue, he added.
Wellness tourism grows in TNTamil Nadus state-of-the-art hospitals and surgeons of international repute have contributed to the growth of wellness tourism in the state which is poised for even more growth in the sector, said Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation managing director A.C. Mohandoss.
The state has emerged as a preferred destination for health and welfare tourism as it is a leader in several specialities like eye-care, orthopaedics, cardiology, oncology and kidney treatment, Mr Mohandoss said after inaugurating a national conference on wellness tourism held under the joint auspices of the D.G. Vaishnav College and TTDC.
Trained professionals including nurses and paramedical staff assist teams of experienced specialists. This has led to a surge in arrivals due to the affordable cost of treatment, he added.
Tamil Nadus rich culture and heritage has also been contributing to the growth of wellness tourism in the state, he said.
Manoj Benu of Billroth Hospitals said healthcare services offered by India are among the best in the world and also the most affordable.
Thiagaraj Thomas and R. Subramanian, of Sankara Nethralaya Eye Care Foundations corporate services and development team, Naveen K. Vargheese, marketing executive at Madras Medical Mission, Srinidhi Chidambaram, senior general manager, Apollo Group of Hospitals international patients division, M. Kumaresan, MD of Shiva ENT Hospital, K.T Jayakrishnan, chief medical officer, Shantha Ayurvedha Hospital, and P. Haridas, secretary D.G. Vaishnav College were among those who spoke on the occasion.
NAAC report of Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav CollegeSECTION - I
Dwaraka Doss Govardhan Doss Vaishnava College was established in 1964 by THE VALLABACHARYA VIDYA SABHA, CHENNAI. The college is linguistic minority institution located in urban area and is affiliated to University of Madras. The college is governed by the University of Madras Act and is recognized under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of the University Grants Commission Act 1956. The college campus has an area of 25 acres. There are more than thirty-four spacious buildings on the campus and these include academic, library, hostel, gymkhana, auditoriums, and administration blocks. The college is under the category of grant-in-aid, however, it also runs some self-financing courses. It conducts 18 undergraduate and 18 postgraduate programmes in addition to 8 research programmes leading to award of M. Phil. and Ph.D. degrees. The college has 104 permanent teachers under-grant-in-aid and 140 teachers for self-financing courses. 33 teachers have acquired Ph.D. degree and 48 have acquired M. Phil. degree and under self-financing programmes 7 teachers have Ph.D. degree and 56 teachers have M.Phil. degree. The college has 71 supporting and technical staff. Total enrolment of the college is 5429 for undergraduate, post graduate and research programmes, out of which 20% constitute girls. About 20% students belong to SC/ ST/ MBC categories. The college has 50% of students belonging to the linguistic minority at UG level for liberal education programmes and around 20% for Science and professional programmes. The College runs in two shifts and follows semester system as well as annual pattern.
Founded by Shri Vallabacharya Vidya Sabha, the mission of the college is to impart value based quality education, inculcate civil sense and make the students to realize their social responsibilities. The college is also committed to deliver quality education by providing conducive environment for teaching, learning and research. The college offers traditional courses and specializations and also offers professional courses like B.B.A., B.B.M., B.Sc. (Computer Science), B.C.A. and B.Sc. Visual Communication. The Post-graduate programmes include M.B.A., M.C.A., M.S.W., B.C.S., M.Com., M.A. (Economics), M.Com. (Corporate Secretaryship) and M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bio-Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Technology, Chemistry and Physics. It also conducts research programmes leading to award of M.Phil. and Ph.D degrees. Unit cost of the college is Rs. 100.30 per month. Total teaching days of the college are more than 180 days. Total number of books in the library is more than 57000. The library has been subscribing 91 national and international journals/ periodicals.
A Peer Team was constituted by the NAAC to visit the College and to validate the Self- Study Report. It consisted of Dr. B.P. Sabale (Chairperson) Former Vice-Chancellor, Yeshwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Dr. F. A. Fernandes, Director Academic Staff College, Goa University, Prof. P.P. Mathur, Professor & Head, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Coordinator Bioinformatics Centre, School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University, as its members and Dr. Jagannath Patil, Asst. Advisor, NAAC, Bangalore coordinated the visit of the team. The Peer Team visited the College from 15th to 17th Dec. 2004. A South African Delegation represented by Dr. Mala Singh and Dr. Mark Hay, HEQC, SOUTH AFRICA observed the peer team visit.
The Peer Team carefully studied and analysed the Self- Study Report submitted by the college. During the institutional visit, the team went through the relevant documents, visited various departments, facilities and support services available in the college. The Peer Team interacted with the Management, the Principal, the faculty, the supporting staff, students, parents and the alumni. The report of the Peer Team is based on the analysis of the Self-Study Report, careful perusal of the documents made available and the interaction with the concerned as indicated above.
SECTION - II
CRITERION I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
D. G. Vaishnav College, is a multi faculty college affiliated to University of Madras and is governed by the University of Madras Act. The College offers 18 programmes each at degree level and at postgraduate level and 4 programmes each at M.Phil. and Ph.D. level. These academic programmes include 23 self-financing programmes. All the 44 programmes include conventional as well as professional. Since the college is affiliated to the University of Madras, it follows the curricula prescribed by the University.
The goals and the objectives of the institution are clearly stated. The short-term goals and objectives are periodically reviewed and communicated to all concerned. The academic programmes, teaching, learning and research are consistent with the goals and objectives of the institution. The feedback from academic peers, industry and students is used to redesign the teaching and evaluation. The college has introduced several innovative courses like Visual Communication, Biotechnology and Microbiology.
The student enrolment for the academic year 2003-2004 was 5429. A number of options are available to the students. More than 300 personal computers and Internet facility is made available to the students and faculty.
The college may think of providing value addition certificate and diploma courses to the students. The college may request the University to carry out its Academic Audit that will help the college to improve its academic excellence. Since the college is located in a metropolitan city, it should take location advantage to have collaboration with IT and BT industries and financial institutions. This will help the students to have industrial exposure.
CRITERION II: TEACHING -LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Students admission for all the under graduate programmes is based on academic performance at 10+2 level, whereas the selection of students for some of the postgraduate programmes is through entrance test and interviews. The stipulated minimum period of 180 teaching days is observed. Teaching-Learning process at D.G. Vaishanav College is quite comprehensive and student centered. Teaching-Learning through the special efforts such as seminars, industrial visits, field trips, class tests, mid term and term end examinations becomes a complete exercise. Remedial coaching is provided to the socially disadvantaged students
Freeships and scholarships are available to the needy students. The academic counsellors address academic difficulties of the students. Advanced learners are encouraged to participate in various inter-collegiate competitions and competitive examinations.
Recruitment of the faculty is done as per the relevant statutes of the University of Madras and the norms of the State Government. Senior faculty participates in curriculum development/ examination work etc. of the University in their capacity as the members of the BOS and other academic bodies of the University. Faculty is encouraged to pursue higher studies. One of the faculty members availed of the study leave to pursue postdoctoral research in USA. It is worth noting that one of the faculty members from the Department of English has been selected under Fulbright Fellowship Programme. Ratio of the full time teachers to visiting faculty and faculty to supporting staff is fairly appreciative. Most of the classroom/ laboratory teaching is done by regular and temporary faculty. Around 40% teachers are involved in research. A few teachers in Commerce, Mathematics, English, Hindi and Tamil have written a few text books which are published by standard publishers. Some of the books have been prescribed by the University.
The college follows the University stipulated Semester/ Annual Examinations supplemented by various tests such as terminal, preparatory examinations, project work etc. The institution has an efficient mechanism for evaluation of teaching, research and work satisfaction of the faculty.
CRITERION III: RESEARCH CONSULATANCY AND EXTENSION
Successful teaching programme invariably requires a sound research footing in various postgraduate departments. It is also necessary for the faculty to be involved in meaningful research activities while pursuing their teaching profession. It helps them to remain abreast with the latest developments in their fields. Out of 104 faculty, 81 have research degrees, but none of the faculty has ongoing sponsored research programmes. However, one minor project has been completed in the department of Economics. The college authorities may encourage faculty to submit minor/ major research projects to central funding agencies such as UGC, CSIR, DBT, DST etc. Thirty five students have registered themselves for M. Phil. and 29 for Ph.D. programmes, respectively in different departments which include part time and full time research students.
Despite of the fact that more than 75% faculty have research degrees and running professional courses, no consultancy of any kind is extended or offered to the industry in particular and society in general. Consultancy culture could be developed only when in-house expertise grows. The faculty is encouraged to attend conferences, seminars, wokshops. Two of the faculty members have attended international conferences abroad while a few have attended national and international conferences in India. Research articles in peer reviewed journals have been published by some faculty members in the Departments of Economics, English, Commerce, Physics and Chemistry. Some of the faculty members of the Departments of Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology and Botany have international publications to their credit though the work has been done elsewhere. Project work for postgraduate programmes forms an integral part of the curriculum.
Teaching, Research, Extension and Collaboration are four dimensions of the higher education. Institutions of higher learning should visibly respond to the community needs through its extension activities. Extension activities of the college appear to be through NSS and NCC and are ultimately tied up with NGOs and GOs. In NSS there are four units and the total enrolment is 400 and it has three Programme Officers. The college has an excellent track record of extension activities such as community development, health and hygiene awareness, adult education and literacy, social works etc. The college adopted one village Villivalum, Kanchipuram district that was later chosen by the government as a model village. N.S.S. unit has constructed low cost toilets, installed smokeless choolas and constructed rainwater harvesting tanks in the adopted village and the college premises. Frequent organization of blood donation camps is a positive feature of the N.S.S unit. One student has won Indira Gandhi National Award. The NSS Coordinator is also a recipient of a National Award.
The achievements of NCC wing are also outstanding. There are three units of NCC out of which one is of girls . The total enrolment of the Units is 225. Twenty eight and sixteen cadets have passed B and C certificates, respectively. One cadet has participated in Republic Day Parade, Two have participated in Youth Exchange Programme and two in basic Leadership Programme. Five cadets have received All-India Best cadet Awards. Two teachers are working as NCC Officers and are holding ranks of Captain and Lieutenant, respectively.
CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college is located in an urban area with a sprawling campus spread over 25 acres of land. The layout of the buildings, laboratories, computer centre, library, hostel, classrooms, canteen and playgrounds indicates that there are adequate facilities for running the curricular and co-curricular activities of the college. The departments of Biotechnology and Computer Science have state of the art buildings equipped with sophisticated equipments. A new building with well-equipped studios and laboratories is being constructed for the department of Visual Communication. There are 81 classrooms, 22 laboratories, 30 cubicles for faculty, 4 postgraduate departmental libraries and one generator room.
The college has allied facilities such as post office, bank, canteen, open air- auditorium and two centrally air-conditioned auditoriums. The trust runs a well-equipped health center for the benefit of the society. These facilities are made available to the staff and students of the college at a concessional rate.
The central library is located in a separate building measuring 16,150 sq. ft. The total collection of the library books is more than 57,000. The library subscribes 91 national/ international journals/ periodicals. Latest editions of some of the textbooks, reference books and journals are kept in some of the departments for the convenience of the staff and students. The central library is equipped with reprographic facilities and has special arrangements with British Council Library for inter library loan services. The library has specious reading hall, stack rooms and a reference section for postgraduate students. The college is in a process of computerizing the library facilities.
The college has central computing facility in addition to computers in some of the departments. Software for attendance monitoring system and student information system has been developed in house.
The college has excellent sports facilities which include play fields for outdoor games like cricket, tennis, football, volleyball, basket ball, indoor games and Indian games. Track records of the sports persons in various sports at the state/ national/ international events are excellent.
The college provides Boys hostel facility for the needy students. Adequate infrastructure is available in the Hostel. Presently this facility is being availed of by 5% of the students. The college may consider building a separate hostel for girls. The college has an effective mechanism for the maintenance of the infrastructure through its Estate Section.
Proper advisory committees for library, sports, garden, timetable etc. need to be constituted. Constitution of such committees may help the college in better governance. The college may provide co-operative store and cafeteria in separate building. The effective use or use of spare capacity of infrastructure may help the college to mobilize additional resources.
CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The college has made certain special efforts with reference to student support facilities and progression. The monitoring system in the college provides interaction between the members of the faculty and assigned students. Seminar activity, Project writing etc. are value additive features towards students progression. The success rate of the students in University examination is 64% at UG and 62% at PG levels. The rate of progression for higher studies and employment is also satisfactory. Some of the students have passed the competitive examinations like NET, GATE etc. Financial assistance is available to the students in the form of scholarships and freeships. In the current year 51 students belonging to SC/ ST/ MBC have availed of the GOI/ State scholarships and 327 received other scholarships to the tune of 4.6 lakhs.
The college has sufficient infrastructure and well-run support services to ensure the physical and intellectual health of all the constituents. Students feed back is being used for quality enhancement. The prospectus of the college provides clear guidance to the students about admission rules, curriculum, tuition and other fees, refund of tuition fees, scholarships and freeships etc. Academic calendar is also provided to all the students.
The college has a placement cell and is headed by one of the faculty. However the number of students employed through the placement cell is very small. In place like Chennai there are lot of employment opportunities and, therefore, the college may strengthen the employment cell by providing all necessary infrastructure.
Alumni Association plays very important role in the institutional development. Though a good number of alumni occupy high positions in the society, the college is yet to exploit their full potential. The college authorities may think of forming Alumni Association at the earliest. The college may start job oriented certificate and diploma courses under ODL system.
CRITERION VI: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
The college has an experienced well-structured management. It has also an internal monitoring mechanism. The main objective of the trust is to deliver quality education to the students. It also aims to create conducive environment for teaching, learning and research. Attempts are made to receive feed back from the students through the faculty and heads of the departments. The college administration then appropriately responds. The governing body also appears to be inconsonance with the functionaries at the college level. During the IX Five Year Plan UGC sanctioned Rs. 5 and 3.5 lakhs for UG and PG respectively. However, UGC actually released Rs. 3.6 and 1.96 lakhs and the college utilized the same. During the X Plan UGC has sanctioned Rs. 10.04 and 3.46 lakhs for UG and PG, respectively. The UGC released the first instalment of Rs. 5 lakhs and the college is in a process of utilizing the same.
Another important feature of the management, which refers to the finances, also appears to be quite appropriate. Resource mobilization through self-financing courses is excellent and allocation of funds to the various departments is done judiciously and effective utilization of the funds makes the programmes and functioning cost effective. Preparation of budget, annual accounts, balance sheets and audited statements are as per the set norms. The college also has an internal audit mechanism.
The college has various welfare schemes and informal grievance redressal mechanism for all the employees and students. The college has an insurance scheme for the benefit of the students. Scholarships and free ships are made available to the needy students. The college conducts professional development programmes for supporting staff. In addition to existing five college committees, college may constitute some more committees such as Campus Development, Student Discipline, Timetable, Library, Research, Purchase, Finance, etc. The constitution of these committees will help for better governance of the college. The self-appraisal reports of the faculty and confidential reports of the supporting staff are properly maintained. Service books of faculty and supporting staff are also properly maintained. Purchase procedure is transparent. Welfare schemes like P.F, guild loan, etc. is available to the employees. The faculty and supporting staff covered under grant in aid are eligible for fringe benefits.
CRITERION VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
The Peer Team, in the context of over all working of the college, observed following healthy practices:
Pro-active student centered management and student centered approach in the curricular and co-curricular activities of the college.
Availability of health center with primary and secondary health care facilities.
A good number of optional subjects and variety of academic programmes.
Excellent sport facilities for the students.
State of the art buildings and laboratories for Biotechnology, Microbiology, Computer
Science and Visual Communication departments.
Extension activities through NSS and NCC in collaboration with NGOs and GOs.
Value-based education to the students through various activities.
Publication of prospectus of college with detailed information.
The college and some of the departments have websites and are being regularly updated.
Publication of college magazine.
Various welfare facilities like fringe benefits to the faculty and staff.
Insurance schemes for students.
Open-air theater and centrally air-conditioned auditorium.
Resource mobilization through self-financing courses.
Mechanism for internal quality check.
The Peer Team critically studied and analyzed Self-Study Report, annexure supplied and additional information provided. The Peer Team visited the infrastructure facilities, had a detailed discussion with the management, the Principal, faculty, students, parents and alumni. The team is impressed by the innovative efforts made by the college authorities towards reaching the quality standards. However, the Peer Team found that certain features present in the College were not brought out in the SSR properly.
The Peer team has observed many positive features of the college and commends the healthy practices as noted earlier. However there are certain areas and aspects, which are of concern. The management and the principal may pay attention to the following.
The faculty may be encouraged to undertake research and socially relevant projects.
Consultancy culture needs to be inculcated in the college.
Budgetary provision for minor research projects.
Faculty may be provided seed money to attend conferences/ workshops.
The departments and faculty may make extra efforts to secure funding from various central-funding agencies by submitting research projects.
A proper grievance redressal cell may be established.
Excellence and growth are not events but they are processes. While appreciating the excellent role being played by D. G. Vaishanav College by empowering its students through its curricular and co-curricular activities. The committee has following suggestions to make. The college may ponder over them.
The college, with the available infrastructure and faculty may start skill-based certificate and diploma programmes for the benefit of the students.
For fast and speedy communication, college authorities may think of providing LAN and WAN on the College campus for inter connecting all the departments, library and main building.
ODL system has become an integral part of higher education. The college, in addition to IGNOU courses, may explore possibilities of opening study centre of State Open University.
A few more add-on-value modules may be made available to the student to supplement their qualifications.
Effective and optimum use of infrastructure in some of the departments like Bio-technology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Computer Science, Visual communication,
Management and the sports facilities, open air theater and centrally air conditioned auditorium may be carried out.
The college may think of involving the students and the faculty in the clean and green programme of the college.
The college may start Earn and Learn Scheme (work scholarships) to the needy students.
The Peer Team appreciates the efforts of the college authorities, the faculty, the supporting staff and role played by the management. The Peer Team places on record the appreciation to the institution for its co-operation during its visit.
The Peer-Team wishes the college a bright future.
Prof. B. Krishnan
Date: 17 December 2004
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