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St Joseph College of Teachers Education For Women, Ernakulam, Kerala


St Joseph College of Teachers Education For Women, Ernakulam, Kerala
Address:Kovilvattom Road
Ernakulam (District Kochi (Cochin / Ernakulam))
Kerala, India
Pin Code : 682035

St Joseph College of Teachers Education For Women, Ernakulam Kerala is a recognised institute / college. Status: Govt./Aided. St Joseph College of Teachers Education For Women, Ernakulam Kerala is managed by Society: Vimala Province of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel (CMC). St Joseph College of Teachers Education For Women, Ernakulam Kerala was established on / in 1957.

Principal of St Joseph College of Teachers Education For Women, Ernakulam Kerala is Dr Sr Rosamma Lukose M. Tel: 0484-2353298,2362545.

St Joseph College of Teachers Education For Women is situated in Ernakulam of Kerala state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of St Joseph College of Teachers Education For Women, Ernakulam Kerala is +91-484-2731002, 2371325.

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Website of St Joseph College of Teachers Education For Women, Ernakulam Kerala is http://www.stjosephtcw.com/.

Contact Details of St Joseph College of Teachers Education For Women, Ernakulam Kerala are : Telephone: +91-484 2351695, 2371325


St Joseph College of Teachers Education For Women, Ernakulam Kerala runs course(s) in Education stream(s).
B.Ed in English, Malayalam, Maths, Physical Science., Natural Science, Social Science.M.Ed. in English, Malayalam, Mathematics, Science, Social Science., TTC

Approval details: St Joseph College of Teachers Education For Women is affiliated with Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam (Kerala)

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St. Joseph Training College for Women, Ernakulam dedicated to St.Joseph was established, owned and run by the Vimala Province of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel (CMC). CMC is a religious and charitable association of a religious minority group within the purview of the constitution of India (CMC Con.No.002). CMC is the first indigenous congregation for women in the Syro-Malabar Church founded on February 13th 1866.


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Section 1 : Introduction
St. Joseph Training College for Women, was established in 1957(June) in Kochi City. This minority institution is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. The college is run by the Vimala Province of the congregation of the Mother of Carmel (CMC). When the College was started for Teacher Training, the intake capacity was 100, with four optional subjects. In 1964, six optional subjects were offered and these include English, Malayalam, Mathematics, Physical Science, Natural Science and Social Science. In 1990, M.G.University has provided permanent sanction to admit 200 students for the B.Ed., programme. The strength of the teaching faculty is nine and supporting staff is nine.

The college is functioning in 2 acres, 26 cent of land and has adequate infrastructure and facilities for teacher education. The location is urban.

The Management of the college is constituted of a team of Sisters, of the C.M.C.religious congreation.

Vision, Mission, Goal, Motto and Objectives :
Vision :
'CMC founder Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, visualized the role of educated women in the faith formation of families and uplift of society in general. Teacher education is a powerful instrument to realize this vision. They visualize the outgoing future teachers of St.Joseph Training College for Women, to be true professionals in every respect, committed to preparing young people not only to face the challenges of future societies with confidence but also to build a global community with purpose and responsibility.'

'Education is not a profession but a sacred call, a great apostolate through which we participate in the teaching mission of church' (CMC Con.No.197). St.Joseph Training College, as a centre for moulding future teachers has a special responsibility in this regard. The college stands for academic excellence, good discipline, development of skills and character formation based on the love of God and the service of mankind as modeled in the person of Jesus Christ, so that they can become instrumental in realizing the vision. In all our efforts to attain the academic and professional excellence of prospective teachers, we intend to strive for the total formation and transformation of the human person, thereby enriching and equipping them for the service of the society and the nation, in the spirit of the Lord. This has been conceived as the inner thrust of all the activities in the college.'

To form teachers who are intellectually competent, emotionally balanced, culturally refined, spiritually mature, morally upright, physically healthy, vocationally productive and self sufficient, with professional excellence and commitment to enlightern real knowledge and wisdom in the world around us.

The vision, mission and goal of the college are depicted in the motto : 'LET LIGHT BE A SOURCE OF ENLIGHTENMENT'.

To enable the prospective teachers to understand the philosophy of secondary education, sociological implications and psychology of the learners and learning.

To equip them to acquire competencies relevant to stage-specific pedagogy, curriculum development, its transaction and evaluation.

To enable them develop communication skills and use modern information technology for school purposes.

To acquaint them with research in education, including action research.

To instill in them basic human values and national values enshrined in the constitution.

To familiarize them with Indian ways of prayer, and to deepen their faith, vision and God experience.

To awaken social consciousness and thus to prepare socially responsible and acceptable citizens.

To develop appreciation towards the dignity and equality of women and to equip them to stand for the cause of women empowerment.

To develop respect and regard for the fellow beings.

To prepare teachers who are capable of integrating self, society and nature.

To prepare teachers committed to the learner, to professional excellence, to basic values and to the society at large.'

The Management runs several other educational institutions, which include,
3 colleges, 4 Higher Secondary Schools, 3 High Schools, 3 Upper Primary Schools, 4 Lower Primary Schools and one School of Nursing (Page 9-10 of Self Appraisal Report)

The Management and the Principal take the responsibility of managing the college. The student teacher are periodically examined for their progress in teacher education.

This single faculty college offers only one course, ie., B.Ed., and is aided by the State Government.

The Unit cost of the college for the year 2001-02 is Rs. 2210. Unit cost = Total Annual recurring expenditure / the No of Students enrolled.

The college adopts the annual system of Examination. Credit System is not in use. The Institution has secured, 'Permanent recognition, under NCTE
(Vide order No.8655, date 8/6/2k for Secondary course.Lr.No. /8/PAR / SRO / NCTE/ 2001/6179/267.

This Minority college states that there is no provision for autonomy under M.G.University.

The college has secured UGC funding (Rs.78,000) and is recognised under clause, 12B.

St. Joseph's Training College for Women, Ernakulam, has submitted her
Self-Study Report (for Assessment and Accreditation) as per the requirements of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. NAAC constituted a Peer Team, with Prof. Dr.S.Lakshmi, Former Vice Chancellor of Mother Teresa Women's University, Kodaikanal as Chairperson and Dr. S.Bhaskara, Principal, Institute of Advanced Study in Education, R.V. Teacher's College, Jayanagar, Bangalore, as Member. The team visited the college on 7-8, August 2003 with Dr. Jagannath Patil , Assistant Adviser , NAAC, as coordinator. The Peer Team interacted extensively with the Management, the Principal, the Teaching Faculty, Non-Teaching Staff, Students, Alumni and Parents. To validate the self study report, the team went through all the necessary documents
and visited class rooms, departments, laboratories and other facilities and has prepared the Assessment Report, which is given below.

Criterion I Curricular design and planning
St. Joseph Training College for Women, Ernakulam is a grant in aid college which follows scrupulously the University regulation. It has many schools for practice teaching. It caters to the disadvantaged and gifted students. The books 'Institutional Policy Perspectives' and 'Policy in Action; Guidelines' are the good work of the institution. Staff participate in curricular designing in a limited way. Total number of teaching staff is only 9 inclusive of principal and one temporary staff which is not according to the NCTE norms.

The total number of working days of the college is 227, which include teaching days of 167 and practice teaching of more than 30 days.

Criteria II Curriculum Transaction and Evaluation
The faculty are provided opportunites to attend seminar and conferences organised by UGC, University and other agencies. The college conducts courses for other schools and colleges too. Curriculum is transacted well and pedagogical training is effective for student teachers. Evaluation of teachers and their teaching are done periodically and objectively. Various tools have been developed for this purpose by the college. Academic linkages have been established with local, regional, national and international agencies.

The College has adequate infrastructure and has prepared the necessary teaching learning materials. College is using self - appraisal proforma to asses the teachers. A number of students clubs under the guidance of the faculty are functioning well. Students' association organises a number of programmes. Evaluation procedure
fixed by the University is followed by the college. Special tools used for research must have reliability and validity coefficients. The linkages mentioned above requires more emphasis. Criteria for assessing the assignments are developed and given separately.

The college develops the cognitive objectives and the affective domain of values in the pre - service teachers. Psychomotor skills associated with the preparation and usage of teaching aids are also developed, besides the much needed skills of micro-teaching and others.

Innovative methods, such as 'Models of Teaching' are utilised effectively. Several supportive facilities such as the psychology - lab, the language - lab, the ICT lab, the Social Science, the Mathematics and Science labs, are utilized effectively and with commitment.

Criterion III Research,Development and Extension
The staff are encouraged to do research and adequate financial help is also provided. Extension activities are undertaken in large number. Staff are involved in developing instructional materials, question bank and others. Staff and students together take up community work.

The College undertakes action research and minor research projects. Individual research and institutional research, need to be encouraged. Courses leading to M.Ed, M.Phil and Ph.D could offer ample motivation for research. The exposure towards research in education should be attempted in all earnestness by a committed institution like St. Joseph.

Criterion IV Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college is having adequate infrastructure and furniture, computers, OHP and other facilities for educational technology. Different laboratories have been established and each one has sufficient furniture. The library has ample facilities and has many journals and books. The office is computerised and library also has computer, internet and zerox facilities. Computer assisted instruction packages are developed by the staff. Psychology laboratory has good number of tests & apparatus. The language laboratory is the recent one but housed in a very small room. Sports materials are availalble to the students.

The journals procured for the library are general ones and the number connected with education is very small (roughly 20%). The special volumes (e.g. Educational Encyclopaedia) the college has got, are to be mentioned and displayed.

The library has enough facilites for student - reference and reading. Updated volumes, in assoicated areas of education, will enrich the library facilities.

The college has good hostel facilities, some playground, an effective counselling unit and other student-support facilities.

It is recommended that without much change in the building facilites, other courses such as Commerce and Economics which are taught in the higher secondary schools could be brought under the curriculum.

Criterion V Student Support and Progression
The college which is run by missionaries has good strength and drop out rate is minimum. Different types of fee concessions are provided to the students. The institution has a good Placement Cell, Alumni Association and a Counselling Centre. The Parent Teachers Association is also active and the college has been getting consistently good results. The Placement Cell has been functioning well by getting employment to many of its past students. Students profiles are maintained in the college.

It is heartening to find that the PTA and Alumni Associations evince keen interest in the growth and development of this College of Education.

Criterion VI Organisation and Management
The college being a grant-in-aid institution has to follow the rules stipulated by the Government of Kerala. It has little freedom with regard to recruiting teachers and collecting fee. College calender is prepared and there is a Grievance Redressal Cell to help the students. The college has good appraisal programme and has prepared the master plan for future growth. College has good association with NGO's and the Government. The inbuilt mechanism to raise the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff requires more focus. The college may have to find resources and appoint the additional staff. The internal co-ordinating and monitoring mechanism are supported by documents. As it is a grant-in-aid college, the expenditure and fees collected are according to the rules.

The Management of the college is always encouraging and motivating. With encouragement from agencies outside the institution, the organisation is run on sound lines and with moral commitment.

St. Joseph Training College has adequate facilities to promote
teacher-education at B.Ed., level. This aided college adopts proper procedure for student admission, based on merit. The minority status of the institution provides the privilege of admitting many students, who belong to the Christian faith.

The academic course has the duration of 35 weeks of six days each, which inlcudes, theory, and teaching practice. (which includes microteaching skills training and others) Total number of Teaching days excluding examination days are 167.
A minimum number of 30 practice-teaching lessons is assigned to each student. teacher. The Examination conducted by the M.G.University is both internal and external. The examination results are good (ie., 100% for the past few years)

Effective linkage with practicing schools is established by arranging annual meetings of Heads of Schools. Besides, Institution-schools community networking is attempted by annual meetings of Heads of Institutions under the same Management. The college serves as a venue for the meeting of the local school teachers and
the prospective teachers of the institution. The PTA provides adequate encouragement, to the college for all the Welfare oriented schemes.

The college has adequate facilities of information technology and other educational technology support systems. Access to internet is also available. Psychology lab, ICT lab, LCD Projector, language lab, OHP, TV and others are available and are used for teaching - learning transaction.

Optimum experience in the use and training of educational technology should be given to student teachers who are on the threshold of the profession.

The library is well equipped with 13450 books and 56 educational journals and periodicals. Facilities for reference, such as educational journals, encyclopedias and others, are provided besides computerisation.

Facilities for physical education and health education are available as also a Grievance - redressal cell in the campus.

The college enjoys good discipline and high interpersonal rapport, under the able guidance of the Principal and the Faculty. The interaction with the students and the alumini, shows fine human relationship between the faculty and the students.

Grievance redressal and personal counselling provide solutions to
student-problems. The college conducts curricular transaction with commitment and sincerity, under the academic leadership of the Principal.

With a faculty 9 of which one is recently appointed, the NCTE norms are not followed. It is very essential that NCTE norms are strictly adhered to.

The college could broaden its horizon, relating to teacher - education, by offering, M.Ed., and M.Phil., and other research based courses. This will enable the faculty to have further exposure to teacher-education and educational research.

Two members of the Faculty possess Ph.D. qualification. Other members need to be motivated to obtain research -qualification. Better quality orientation towards professionalism, is ensured by research-exposure.

The changing scenario in teacher education poses several challenges, which necessitates further development programmes in higher education. Constant updating and wider exposure towards teacher education is recommended.

Facilities for utilising education technology are available. But this wing needs to be further strengthened in the context of our school system where information-technology finds ample scope even in the primary education system today.

Knowledge - Revolution necessitates ample utilization of reference -work in the library. In this college, the library is adequately equipped and includes facilities for automation. This could facilitate teacher-education, to become professionally skilled, and knowledge-oriented.

As a College, affiliated to the M.G.University, the Institution follows the B.Ed., Curriculum, which offers little flexibility for innovations or experimentation. The status of autonomy could facilitate development and growth, in curricular-innovations and examination-system. Several other aspects could be improved too.

Grievance redressal, Guidance and Personal counseling are provided by
this minority institution, which is committed to the inculcation of values among
student-teachers. This wing, should be effectively, handled.

The college could develop a perspective plan for its future growth.

Documentation of the activities of the college is attempted. This should be more systematised.

The Parent - Teacher Association and the Alumni Association could be strengthened.

Various activities are organised under the 'Extension Service Unit', An essential focus on Action-research for schools, in the locality is recommended. This could offer help to schools, in Diagnosis and Remedial Teaching.

It is heartening to find that besides SUPW and Extension Programmes the Institution has set up special service units, such as the Renewal Team,
Value-Education Ministry, Women Empowerment Unit, Welfare Unit and Environmental Education Minority. Feed back and evaluation of work done, in these units, are suggested. Legal Awareness programmes may also be included under Extension Programmes.

Book reviews and minor research projects are published in the research journal, titled 'Josephite Journal.' Research work leading to quantitative and qualitative research, could be attempted by staff and this requires further exposure to research in education in general and teach-education in particular.

Conclusion :
Founded in 1957, St. Joseph Training College for Women has adequate facilities for teacher-education at the graduate level. The college has a fine future, as an institution with good discipline, value-imbibement and professional commitment. It is possible for the college to work towards System - Renewal from its present stand of System - Maintenance.

This could be achieved by continuous and creative growth in the profession of teaching.
The members of the Peer Team wish St. Joseph Training College, further growth and Success, in her onward march towards excellence in teacher education.

Prof. Dr.S.Lakshmi

Dr. S.Bhaskara

Sr. Dr. Sphiamma Issac
St. Joseph Training College for Women,
Ernakulam, Kochin, Kerala.

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