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SAHODARAN AYYAPPAN MEMORIAL TRAINING COLLEGE, Poothotta, Kerala
Poothotta (District Kochi (Cochin / Ernakulam))
Kerala, India
Pin Code : 682307


SAHODARAN AYYAPPAN MEMORIAL TRAINING COLLEGE, Poothotta Kerala is a recognised institute / college. SAHODARAN AYYAPPAN MEMORIAL TRAINING COLLEGE, Poothotta Kerala was established on / in 2001.


SAHODARAN AYYAPPAN MEMORIAL TRAINING COLLEGE, Poothotta Kerala is situated in Poothotta of Kerala state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. email ID(s) is SAHODARAN AYYAPPAN MEMORIAL TRAINING COLLEGE Poothotta Kerala


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B Ed


Number of seats in SAHODARAN AYYAPPAN MEMORIAL TRAINING COLLEGE, Poothotta Kerala is 150.
SAHODARAN AYYAPPAN MEMORIAL TRAINING COLLEGE, Poothotta Kerala runs course(s) in Education stream(s).

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NCTE appeal order for SAHODARAN AYYAPPAN MEMORIAL TRAINING COLLEGE Poothotta

F.No.89-1344-2009-Appeal
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TEACHER EDUCATION
Hans Bhawan, Wing II, 1, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110002

O R D E R

WHEREAS the appeal of Sahodaran Ayyappan Memorial Training College, Ernakulam, Kerala dated 12-11-2009 is against the Order No. F.SRO-NCTE-KL-2009-2010-15827 dated 24-09-2009 of the Southern Regional Committee, withdrawing recognition for conducting B.Ed (Addl.) course on the grounds “The total built up space available in the building including 682.87 sq.mt. of tiled sheet roofing is 2376.61 sq.mtr. It is not adequate for B.Ed (230 intake) course and M.Ed course. The built up space required is 32000 sq.ft. for B.Ed (230 intake) and M.Ed course as per regulations of NCTE, 2007. In view of the above, the Council decided to reduce the intake of B. Ed course from existing 230 to 100 intake from the end of academic session 2009-2010.

Institution is permitted to run the B. Ed. Course with 100 intake from academic year 2010-2011.”

AND WHEREAS the Correspondent, Sahodaran Ayyappan Memorial Training College (hereinafter referred to as the appellant), preferred an appeal dated 20-11-2009 to the National Council for Teacher Education, New Delhi (hereinafter referred to as the Council) under Section 18 of the NCTE Act, 1993 against the said Order.

AND WHEREAS Shri T.P. Maniappan, Ed. Advisor and Shri Rajesh Madhavan, Lecturer, Sahodaran Ayyappan Memorial Training College, Ernakulam, Kerala presented the case of the appellant institution on 13.01.2010. In the appeal and during personal presentation it was submitted that the institution was in possession of 2736.61 sq. mt. of built-up area and to this effect a building completion certificate was issued by the Govt. Engineer on 31.07.09 and this was submitted to SRC on 11.08.09. It was also submitted that the appellant was sanctioned 230 intake in B. Ed course and 25 intake in M. Ed course. As per the norms for two units of B. Ed. and 1 unit of M. Ed 2500 sq. mt of built-up area is required and the appellant is having 2736.61 sq. mt of built-up area and hence requested for restoration of recognition for 2 units of B. Ed. and 1 unit of M. Ed.

AND WHEREAS The Council noted that a built-up area of 3000 sq. mts. was required for conducting B. Ed (230 intake) and M. Ed (25 intake). But the appellant was having 2736.61 sq. mts of total built-up area only as evident from the building completion certificate and this available built-up area was adequate for conducting B. Ed programme with 200 intake and M. Ed programme with 25 intake. In view of the above the council came to the conclusion that there was adequate justification in accepting the appeal with a direction to SRC, to restore the recognition of the institution for 2 units of B. Ed and 1 unit of M. Ed.

AND WHEREAS after perusal of documents, memorandum of appeal, VT Report, affidavit and after considering oral arguments advanced during hearing, the Council reached the conclusion that there was enough ground to accept the appeal and that it should be accepted. Accordingly, the appeal was accepted and SRC‟s order dated 24-09-09 was reversed with a direction to the SRC with a direction to SRC, to restore the recognition of the institution for 2 units of B. Ed and 1 unit of M. Ed.

NOW THEREFORE, the Council hereby reverses the Order appealed against.

(Hasib Ahmad)
Member Secretary

1. The Manager, Sahodaran Ayyappan Memorial Training College, Poothotta,, Ernakulam - , Kerala
2. The Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School Education and Literacy, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.
3. Regional Director, Southern Regional Committee, 1st Floor, CSD Building, HMT Post, Jalahali, Bangalore - 560031.
4. PS to Chairperson
5. The Secretary, Education (looking after Teacher Education) Government of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.

NAAC report of SAHODARAN AYYAPPAN MEMORIAL TRAINING COLLEGE

Section - I - Introduction
Sree Narayana Guru, was a great social reformer and spiritual teacher who heralded an era of renaissance in the socio-political and spiritual realms of India. He exhorted the underprivileged to get enlightened by education, to get stabilized by industrialization and to get organized in union, towards prosperity. Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDP) was established under the guidance of the Guru. SN group of institutions functioning under SNDP Yogam, Branch No.1103, Ernakulam, Kerala comprises of Sahodaran Ayyappan Memorial Training College (SAM Training College), Swami Saswathikananda College, Kshethra Pravesana Memorial Higher Secondary School and Vocational Higher Secondary School, Sree Narayana Public School, Sree Narayana Industrial Training Centre and Sree Narayana Computer Centre. These institutions are situated in the premises of Poothotta Sree Narayana Vallabha Temple.

SAM Training college, Poothotta has submitted the Self Study Report for Assessment and Accreditation to the National Assessment and Accreditation council, Bangalore. NAAC has constituted a Peer Team, with Prof. Dr. S. LAKSHMI, Former Vice Chancellor, Mother Teresa Women's University, Kodaikanal as Chairperson cum coordinator, Dr. K. Subbammal, Former Professor and Head, Department of Education, Mother Teresa Women's University, Research Centre, Chennai and Dr. P. Sowmini, IASE, Department of Education, Andhra University, Visakhapatanam, A.P. as Members.

The Team visited the college on September 10-11, 2004. The Peer Team interacted extensively with the Management, the Principal, Teaching Faculty, Non-Teaching Staff, Students (Past and Present) and Principals and Teachers of two practicing schools. To validate the information, provided by the Self Study Report, the Team visited the departments, classrooms, laboratories, library and other facilities, based on which the assessment report is prepared.

SAM Training College, Poothotta is an unaided, College of Education, offering B.Ed course. It was established 9 years ago (Oct.1994) and is affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.

The college is conditionally recognized by NCTE (F/SRO/NCTE/98-99/615 dated 13-05-98 and FKL/SE/N/A1/09/SRO/NCTE/2003-2004/514 dt.22-12-2003.

As per the NCTE order, the recognition of this college is subject to the condition that the institution continues to fulfill the norms laid down under the regulation and submission of annual report in this regard (Appendix 1. NCTE Order-SSR).

It is a non-minority institution functioning in a rural setting, with a campus area of 6.22 acres. The sanctioned in take of students is 230 and the teaching faculty is 20 in number, excluding the Principal. The non-teaching staff are six in number (Technical Staff 2; Administrative Staff- 4; and Library Staff - 1)

The Motto of the college is Awaken by Enlightenment.
The Unit cost of Education is Rs.15,444.

The college offers, the annual system of academic plan, in which credit system is not followed. The sources of funding for the college are
(1) Fees (Rs.55,34,934-00); (2) Bank interest (Rs.64,703-00) and (3) Agriculture (Rs.13,519-00). The college is unaided and is not funded by the UGC. It is a co-education college.

Section -II - Criterion wise Assessment
Criterion I: Curriculum Design and Planning
Admission to B.Ed. course is made on the basis of the applicant's academic record and as per the University and State government directions. The number of working days in a year is 208 which include 188 teaching days and 30 days for practicals. The college has provision for remedial teaching to the educationally disadvantaged students. Advanced learners are assigned duties like preparing seminar papers and leading backward students.

The college follows the new B.Ed syllabus introduced by MG University and its academic year consists of 3 sessions with a terminal examination at the end of each session.

As the college is managed by SNDP Yogam, developing social commitment, social equality and secular outlook are the prime goals of the institution. These are reflected in its co-curricular activities such as conducting clearing campaigns in the community, making special provision for economically disadvantaged students.

It has an informal mechanism to obtain the feed back on teachers. At the end of the academic year the management collects student feedback on teachers.

The institution has to get the permission from the University to introduce any new courses. It has introduced the two additional optional subjects, English and Commerce in 2002-2003.

The Institution has a school-community networking system. Seminars and quiz programmes are conducted for the neighbouring schools and teaching activities are also provided to these schools. Awareness programmes, medical camps and cleaning campaigns are also conducted for the local community.

An opportunity for extra internship programme of 30 days is provided for the students after the completion of the course. Flander's Interaction Analysis Category System for class room observation is a good step taken by the institution.

Criterion II: Curriculum Transaction and Evaluation
The college develops its academic calendar regarding its curricular and co-curricular programmes and is given to the students at the beginning of the academic year. The college promotes interactive teaching through seminars, debates, brainstorming sessions and group discussions. Being a college of teacher education it makes extensive and creative use of visual aids which is an important component of practice teaching.

Supervision and evaluation of teaching practice is done in a systematic manner. 50% of the classes are observed by teacher educators and the teachers of the institution. The college is planning to introduce evaluation proforma for school teachers and is also planning to take the opinion of school children which makes the evaluation multilayered.

The students are given the scheme of evaluation at the beginning of the academic year and are also informed of the criteria for the assessment of practice lessons. Students are encouraged to participate in all curricular and co-curricular activities of the school to which they are attached during practice teaching. The performance of the students are assessed using multiple criteria based on curricular and co-curricular activities including community welfare activities.

Most of the teachers have participated in regional and national seminars, workshops and conferences. The teachers are encouraged to prepare a self appraisal report at the end of each academic year which is submitted to the Principal. The Principal in consultation with the management analyses the report and offers suggestions on academic progress and professional advancement. Student and Peer evaluation of the teachers is also taken into consideration.

The College also strives to impart value education through lectures, assigning students to take moral lessons during internship and other activities. The college gives proper emphasis to the development of civic responsibilities through programmes such as College Union, National Day Celebration, Medical Camps and SUPW activities. The college has put in efforts towards the development of the all round personality of the trainees, which is an important aspect in a teacher education institution. This is achieved through various activities which promote the intellectual, social, physical, cultural and emotional developments of the students.

The college follows the evaluation pattern prescribed by the University. Internal evaluation is an integral part of B.Ed. programme. For all the five theory papers, 20 marks are allotted for internal evaluation and 100 for external evaluation. During practice teaching and other connected activities the students are assessed internally as well as externally almost for equal marks.

The college has well equipped labs including a Language Lab with 9 booths, a Computer Lab which has 12 computers with LAN and internet facility and a Technology Lab. All these labs are properly utilized.

Library Automation
Library operation is being completely automated. At present catalogue and search facility is LAN-networked. Students can search through the catalogue sitting at any of the computer in the networked laboratory. The computer at the Librarian's desk is connected to the computer laboratory. Librarian can add details of new books into the already existing database of the library. When the project is completed, issue, return, waitlist/reservation list, search in all respects subject, topic, title, and author-wise etc. will be totally computerized. In this effort, the department of Computer Applications, Cochin University of Science and Technology is collaborating with the college.

Since its inception in 1994 the college has maintained a consistently good academic record. It has produced a number of rank holders, in the short span of nine years. It is heartening to know that two teachers from the college have become 'Master Trainers' of the Intel Teach to the Future Programme. It is encouraging to note that this college has conducted spoken English classes for its students since oral communication skills in English are essential for teachers of schools tomorrow.

Criterion III: Research, Development and Extension
The college offers only a graduate course in education (B.Ed.), so the scope of research in curriculum is limited. Out of 20 teachers only 4 have M.Phil qualification and one of the teachers is pursuing for Ph.D. The college has constituted a Research Committee recently to motivate and coordinate research work. The college is active in conducting extension activities in various fields like community development, working with schools and teachers' awareness programmes in AIDS, health and Hygiene and Environmental Education.

An institution which caters to higher education cannot ignore the importance of research for its qualitative improvement. A strong research base for the college is suggested.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has a three storeyed building of 1186 sq. meters floor area. The building, furniture and equipments of the institution are sufficient for the teacher education course as per NCTE norms. Teachers and students are encouraged to use all the facilities. Hostel facilities are available for students. The library has sufficient books and journals as per the requirements. There are many reference books and encyclopedia. Lending of books is not computerized. List of books is available on computer. The institution has well equipped computer lab with 12 computers and with internet facilities. Student teachers are encouraged to use power point presentations and modules. Other labs, Method lab, Psychology lab, Science lab, Educational technology lab are established as per NCTE norms. Students are encouraged to use these facilities outside the class hours also.

The institution has the facility for conducting yoga classes and they have a well equipped gymnasium. The institution has facilities for in-door and out-door games. Special health services are made available to the students. Every year Sahodaran Ayyappan Memorial Volley Ball tournament for B.Ed. colleges are conducted. The SUPW wing of the college undertakes activities such as preparation of teaching aids, book binding, gardening, interior decoration etc. Hostel facilities are available for 60 students.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
Among the students enrolled, 99% appear for the qualifying examination every year. The institution maintains 100% pass in almost all the years, after inception. Among the students who are graduated from this institution the majority could secure job in educational institutions. The institution publishes prospectus every year in which details regarding admission procedures, rules and regulations are given. Students of this college enjoying scholarships such SC, ST and OBC from the state government.

The institution also provides fee concessions for the needy. Opportunities are given to students to manifest their abilities, creativity and talents through various clubs such as Nature club, Mathematics club, Art club, Science club and others. The Counselling cell of the college provides counselling to those who are in need of the same. The institution has a physical education department which gives provisions for indoor and out-door games. The college organizes and conducts an inter-collegiate volley ball tournament for Sahodaran Ayyappan Memorial Rolling Trophy. The institution gets feedback from the students based on which, desired changes are brought in curricular and co-curricular transactions. The institution provides placement services to students. A number of students are also appointed in the various institution of the same management.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The college is a self financing institution managed by SNDP Yogam Branch No.1103, Poothotta, Ernakulam, Kerala. The Management Committee comprises of the President, Secretary, Treasurer and the Academic Adviser. An Academic Advisory Committee comprising of renowned academicians has been constituted to help the management in designing the academic matters of the college. The Principal is given autonomy in the day to day functioning of the college. The Principal plans and implements various activities of the college in consultation with the Academic Committee which consists of selected members of the faculty. A staff club is also functioning in the institution. The club plans activities both for curricular and co-curricular activities. Faculty members are encouraged to participate seminars, workshops etc. teachers are encouraged in integrating educational technology in the transaction of curriculum.

The non-teaching staff of the college are trained in computer applications. The institution also provides opportunities for higher education for the non-teaching staff. The fee structure of the institution is as per University norms. The management in consultation with the principal plans the budget for each academic year. The accounts are audited every year by an external agency. A grievance redressal cell takes care of students-problems and redressed.

Section - III - Overall Analysis
SAM Training College has good infrastructure for teaching-learning transaction of the B.Ed., curriculum. The campus is pollution free, clean and idyllic in a rural setting.

The college provides remedial coaching for the weaker students and challenging programmes for the advanced learners, Computer Education, though it is not prescribed by the curriculum is provided for all student-teachers.

Community Welfare programmes are emphasized as also social commitment, social equality and secular outlook. Student-feedback is both oral and written. Institution-Community networking is attempted by socially useful work.

The college has an academic calendar. Audio visual aids and multimedia presentations and interactive teaching-learning technique are utilized for curriculum transaction. Students are given the scheme of evaluation, at the beginning of the academic year along with the syllabus. They are also informed about the criteria for assessment of practical lessons. Training in assessment is provided to the student-teacher, when he/she assesses lessons by peers.

Local, state and national level symposia, seminars and workshops are utilized by staff effectively by participation The National Seminar on 'Restructuring Indian Teacher Education conducted by AATE, NAAC, NCTE and SAM Training College (21-1-03) needs special mention. The college has linkage with SCERT and the UGC Academic Staff College, University of Kerala, Orientation programmes and Refresher courses of the Academic Staff College are attended by the faculty. Faculty members have also served as resource persons for refresher courses, seminars and other programmes. The faculty members prepare a self-appraisal report at the end of each academic year and submit the same to the Principal who in consultation with the Management analyses the same and gives positive suggestions and feed back. Student evaluation and peer evaluation are also used for performance appraisal of the faculty members. Feed back and discussions help in improvement of teacher performance. This aspect, needs to be appreciated.

Communication skills, spoken English and Computer training are provided for student-teachers. The college has a language-lab, computer lab and science labs. The examination results are good. It is worthy of mention, that university ranks are secured by students every year.

The college has an effective extension service. Medical camp, Community development programmes, and AIDS awareness programmes, need special mention.

The college has a well equipped library with updated books, journals and periodicals. The library has computer facility with Internet and resource materials on digital media such as CD ROM's. Computer aided learning has helped in power-point presentation, teacher support materials and student support materials. Computers are also used for developing new teaching strategies, giving computer education to trainees, internet browsing for teachers and for storing office data. This aspect needs commendation.

The labs as per NCTE norms, are available.

The college specializes in inter collegiate Volley-ball Tournaments and this needs special mention. Some of the students have passed UGC-NET and several students have passed the SLET, SET after graduating from this college.

The college has an Alumni Association, which is used for various activities.

Teacher recruitment is done as per NCTE norms. The college has a grievance redressal cell for solving students problems.

The staff, both teaching and non teaching are provided with financial loan facilities, when they need the same. A maximum loan of Rs.1 lakh is provided as Housing loan. This aspect needs to be appreciated, as also the loans provided for education, health, vehicle and others. The college has the mechanism for Internet quality checks and has plans for TQM.

The college is highly motivated in utilizing the several programmes and projects of the department, for development of staff and students.

Computer literacy is provided for all students and the LAN and internet systems are made available free of cost.

The Subject clubs function effectively; the Legal cell for Human Rights Education needs special mention.

Faculty members participate in Intel Teach and other Educational Technology Programmes, by which student teachers are motivated to use the multimedia and computer facilities for learning.

The institution is not aided, but the Management cares for the staff who serve here. Job security and financial security are assured for staff.

The principal, the faculty and the students work in a climate of healthy interpersonal rapport, provided by a committed Management.

Recommendations
The research inputs need strengthening as also action research for classroom remedial work. One faculty member is doing part-time research. FIP and other programmes are suggested for faculty-research, besides projects (both major and minor) which could be undertaken.

The extension services of the college are rendering service to the community. This could further be, extended to schools, where pupils need guidance for student-teachers. The model schools, meant for demonstration and experimentation could be adopted and utilized for innovative practices in teaching and learning.

Research in teacher education and post graduate courses, as and when permitted by the M.G.University, could add further motivation to this institution, which attempts to produce teachers of calibre.

The college could work towards the status of autonomy in the near future. This will enable the institution to experiment and innovate, with curricular aspects, teaching-learning transactions and evaluation.

The establishment of a formal Counseling unit, with professional competence is suggested.

The college could secure permanent affiliation from the M.G. University and permanent recognition from NCTE.

The college may also opt for post graduate courses such as M.Ed., M.Phil and Ph.D in Education as there are ample potentials, available.

Conclusion
SAM Training College, Poothotta has made a good beginning in teacher-education. The Management is supportive and gives guidance, when needed. An atmosphere of freedom and interpersonal rapport is visible, in the organization. The Human Resources could be tapped for furthering the objectives for which the institution stands and for enhancing teacher competencies and skills at all levels.

The Peer Team desires that this college should continually strive for Significance and Excellence. May the prayer of the great Saint, Sree Narayana Guru who said 'Truth, Thou art and knowledge and Bliss likewise;….. Victory to Thee, Great -Master', come true for SAM Training college.

Dr.K.Vijayakrishna Pillai
MA; M.Ed. Ph.D
Tel: 0484-2792338 [O]
Tel: 0484-2792054 [R]
Fax: 91484-2792338
E.mail: sneic@satyam.net.in
Website:www.samtrainingcollege.org



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