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Agurchand Manmull Jain College Meenambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu


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Agurchand Manmull Jain College Meenambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Address: Plot / Street / Area
Opposite Binny Engineering, Meenambakkam
adjacent to the Meenabakkam Railway Station
Beach-Tambaram line, GST Road, Palavanthangal
Chennai (District Chennai)
Tamil Nadu, India
Pin Code : 600114


Agurchand Manmull Jain College Meenambakkam, Chennai Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college. Agurchand Manmull Jain College Meenambakkam, Chennai Tamil Nadu is also known as AM Jain College Meenambakkam Chennai. Agurchand Manmull Jain College Meenambakkam, Chennai Tamil Nadu is managed by Society: Shri Shewetambar Stanakwasi Jain Educational Society. Agurchand Manmull Jain College Meenambakkam, Chennai Tamil Nadu was established on / in 1952.


Principal of Agurchand Manmull Jain College Meenambakkam, Chennai Tamil Nadu is Dr SP Balaji.

Agurchand Manmull Jain College Meenambakkam is situated in Chennai of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Chennai comes under Chennai (Madras) Tehsil, Chennai District.

Fax # of Agurchand Manmull Jain College Meenambakkam, Chennai Tamil Nadu is 044-22320237.

email ID(s) is Agurchand Manmull Jain College Meenambakkam Chennai Tamil Nadu

Website of Agurchand Manmull Jain College Meenambakkam, Chennai Tamil Nadu is http://www.amjaincollege.info/.

General Secretary : Sri. M. SARDARMULL CHORDIA.

Contact Details of Agurchand Manmull Jain College Meenambakkam, Chennai Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-44-22316603, 044-223321705
Telephone: +91-44-22324256, 22321705

College name is sometimes wrongly spelt as:
Auguchand Manmul Jain College (incorrect spellings)
Agurchand Manmull Jain College (Correct spellings)



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Agurchand Manmull Jain College Meenambakkam, Chennai Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Computer Applications, Information Technology, Business Management, Research, Science stream(s).
Bachelor of Arts(B.A.)
B.Com(General), B.Com(Corporate Secretaryship)
Bachelor of Science(B.Sc)
Bachelor of Computer Application(B.C.A)
Bachelor of Business Administration(B.B.A)
Master of Arts(M.A.)
Master of Commerce(M.Com)
Master of Science(M.Sc)
M.Sc(Information Technology)
M.Phil(Economics, Mathematics, Physics)
Ph.D(Economics, Physics)

Approval details: Agurchand Manmull Jain College Meenambakkam is affiliated with University of Madras, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

Profile of Agurchand Manmull Jain College Meenambakkam

In 1952 the Agurchand Manmull Jain College was established by the magnanimity and munificence of Padmasri Mohanmullji Chordia through the Shri. S.S. Jain Educational Society, at the inspiration of Her Holiness Shri Sayar Kanwarji Maharaj. The aim of the College is to provide qualitative higher education for young men and women of the Jain Community in particular and of all other communities in general. The college has celebrated its Golden Jubilee and is today a frontline top ranking Research and Post Graduate Institution. There are three Research Departments: Physics, Mathematics, Economics and Post Graduate Programmes in Commerce, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics and Physics and basic Graduate Programmes in eight major fields of study. Situated adjacent to the Meenambakkam Railway Station on the Beach-Tambaram line, the College is blessed with a magnificent and spacious campus, large and airy buildings, excellent infrastructure for games and sports, a well-stacked Library and a Canteen.

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NAAC report of Agurchand Manmull Jain College

Section I - Preamble.
Agurchand Manmull Jain College was founded in the year 1952 by a philanthropist. Shri Mohanmullji Chordia along with other generous South Indian donors. The College was named after the donor s ancestor as Agurchand Manmull Jain College popularily known as A.M.Jain College. Shri Mohanmullji Chordia was honoured with Padmashri by the Government of India, for his contribution to the cause of higher education. In 1954, the college attained the status of a first grade college and it was shifted to permanent buildings in the campus.

The college has a sprawling campus of 39.68 acre with landscape and a very good infrastructure. It is situated in Meenambakkam, Chennai. It has volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted its Self Study Report to the NAAC in December 2005. The NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of 1.Dr.Kamal Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati (Chairperson), 2. Prof.D.Shrijay Devaraj Urs, Director, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Board, University of Mysore, (Member), 3.Dr.Bharathalakshmi M.V., former Principal, P.R.Government College (Autonomous), Kakinada, (A.P.) (Member) & 4. Dr.Latha Pillai Adviser, Member Co-ordinator. The Peer Team visited the college during September 18-20, 2006.

His Excellency Shri Sri Prakasa the then Governor of Madras, inaugurated the A.M.Jain College, on June 25th, 1952. It is a grant-in-aid institution. The College was established by the Shree Shewetambar Stanakwasi Jain Educational Society, whose aim was to provide higher education for the Jain community and also for the others, by imparting a liberal general education with a special stress on the values of humanism, secularism and nationalism.

The College is located in a suburban of Chennai, and is well connected to all parts of Chennai metro and major suburban centers by trains and buses. It offers a wide range of courses and programmes in Under Graduate (UG) Post Graduate (PG), besides M.Phil, and Ph.D. programmes. It offers eighteen U.G. Degree Courses in B.A., B.Com, B.Sc. and eight P.G. Programmes in M.Com., M.A. (Economics), M.Sc., (Math, Physics, Chemistry, I.T.), M.Phil In Economics and Physics. Many of the above-mentioned programmes in the evening section are self-financing. The college runs in two shifts Day and Evening. The institution is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f) & 12(B) in 1964.

The students strength in all programmes in the academic session 2004-05 was 2542. All the students are from the surrounding areas of Chennai City, and very few are from outside the State. The unit cost of education of the institution in the year 2003-04 was Rs.14186.52 (including salary component) and Rs.553.32 (excluding salary component), which is remarkable. The temporal plan for the academic work of the college is both annual as well as semester type. The college has Central Library, Computer Center, Sports Facilities, Canteen, Non-residence Center for Women Students, Gymnasium, and Gyan Bhavan Auditorium. Besides the college has general staff room for both ladies and gents.

The Peer team constituted by NAAC carefully perused and analyzed the Self Study Report of the college. It went through all the relevant documents and also interacted at length with the members of Management and Governing Body of the college, the Principal, the members of faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and Alumni of the college. The Peer team also visited the various departments and support services. Based on these meetings and keeping in mind the criteria identified by the NAAC, the assessment of the college on the basis of its strengths and concerns are given below:

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects.
The college is affiliated to Madras University, Chennai and follows the syllabi prescribed by the University. Teaching and learning is consistent with the goals and objectives of the institution. The college offers a wide range of courses and programmes at U.G., P.G., M.Phil and Ph.D. There are 31 courses out of which 18 aided and 13 non-aided courses. It runs 10 self-financing courses at U.G. level, 3 self-financing at P.G.level. It offers new Job Oriented Courses like Information Technology, Tourism and Travel Management.

The students enjoy flexibility to pursue any academic programme with reference to major subjects, elective options, as per University Rules. A good number of staff, members of the college are on the Board of Studies, Academic Bodies of the Madras University and autonomous colleges.

The college has also initiated courses like I.T. at UG and PG level and Travel and Tourism Management in B.A. This is warranted on account of challenges emerging in the job market, which have tremendous employment opportunity at the local, National and as well as International level.

Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation.
The college publishes the prospectus every year, which provides the requisite information regarding the admission procedures, the courses available, the fee structure and other information relevant to seek admission. The academic flexibility is available to the students to choose the courses of study of their choice. The college has adopted a healthy practice of preparing a college handbook comprising academic calendar. Every department of the college discusses elaborately the academic plan for different courses offered by the department with all faculty members. There is also a provision for providing Remedial teaching to the educationally disadvantaged students.

Students in every class are very well appraised, at the beginning of the semester/ year, of the examination pattern, the method of preparation, the methodology of paper evaluation and precaution to be taken by the student. The college Management recruits teachers on the recommendations of the selection committees in accordance with norms prescribed by the UGC, the University and the State Government. The college also recruits from time to time appropriate number of teachers on ad-hoc / part time basis. The college now has a total strength of 125 faculties in that 49 are permanent and aided faculty, 04 adhoc appointments, 56 self-financing, 16 part-time teachers 18 administrative staff and 4 technical staff. The college has Alumni Association, many of whom occupy prominent positions in public life.

Thirteen faculty members are beneficiaries of orientation courses in last three academic session and fourteen members of teachers for refresher courses in the last three years.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy & Extension.

The total permanent faculty strength is 57 of which 28 teachers hold Ph.D.Degrees and 24 teachers have M.Phil. Degrees. Publications of research papers, articles, books and creative writing by the faculty members is commendable. At least 23 members of the teaching faculty are publishing regularly. In last five years 17 research scholars have obtained Ph.D.degrees and at present 22 students are registered for Ph.D. and 11 students are registered for M.Phil.degree in the college. The college has not publicized the expertise available with it for consultancy services. The college is extremely active in the field of extension services and is also very responsive to community needs. Various extension and awareness programmes are being regularly conducted by the college such as AIDS awareness, Community Development, Health and Hygiene awareness, Medical Camp, Blood Donation Camps, Environmental Awareness etc. The college has been collaborating with various government and non-governmental agencies to undertake these programmes. The faculty members have been given additional charges of organizing various extension services such as NSS, NCC.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources:
The college has a vast campus spread over 39.68 acres of the land with adequate infrastructural facilities and resources to run various educational programmes, administrative functions and extension services effectively. The College has peaceful and serene atmosphere with greenery and imposing buildings. In addition to this the College has laboratories, computer center with internet access, recording theatre, tennis stadium, girl students rest room, spacious auditorium Mahaveer Gnan Bhavan depicting Jain architecture which can accommodate the entire student community, spacious beautiful lawns, canteen, banking facility and important utilities, separate facilities for girl students and lady teachers. The campus has impressive blocks housing 70 class rooms, library and Principal s room and office. The college management monitors and plans the future growth of the institution commensurate with increasing number of students and ever-evolving education pattern.

Special efforts are being made by the management for keeping the campus beautiful and pollution free. The college campus with 39.68 acres has beautiful lawns landscaped with grass, flowering trees with footpaths connecting different blocks, canteen and other utilities. The members of the NSS, NCC and environment club work together to keep the environment beautiful and pollution free. Constant monitoring is done by the house staff to keep the college litter free zone. Sufficient numbers of dustbins are provided in the campus. Waste from the laboratories are collected and disposed off separately after laboratory session. The college has covered sewage canal, which runs through the college campus. Gardeners and workers are employed to maintain the greenery in the campus.

The college maintains two libraries separately both for Day and Evening college At present these two libraries are manned by trained library staff members and efforts are on the anvil to computerize these two libraries. It has a reasonable number of books and journals/periodicals. Considering the number of new programmes that have been added in the recent years and the increasing number of students it is better, that additional allocation of resources are required to strengthen the libraries. This central facility needs to be equipped with reprographic facility and also Internet connectivity for the benefit of students who do not have access to the computer centre. The library needs to be kept open for longer hours. The management has to bestow special attention to ensure that these facilities are adequately developed and utilized optimally.

The college has a central computer center with 131 computers, which is kept open for 9 hours a day, 5 days a week during working days and five hours on Saturday. Five departments have installed computers. The maintenance of computers is being managed by screening the floppy before use and wherever necessary, users are provided with login name and pass word.

The college has first Aid facility for students and employees. Group Insurance Scheme for Teaching Staff and above all Gymnasium for maintaining general health on the campus.

The college has grand infrastructure facilities for sports and games with a cricket field as per TNCA standards with pavilion capacity of 750 and Ranji Trophy standards facility is being developed. A basketball court as per Basket Ball Federation of India Regulation, volleyball courts for both boys and girls, a foot ball field, a Hockey field, a Hand ball Court, Long Jump and High Jump pit and 4 Tennis court, and well equipped gymnasium. Kits for all sports are provided to students. Special incentives are given to sports students, some of which are, waiver of fees, providing standard quality kits, Best Sports Persons Awards, preference in admission and medals and awards to the winners.

It is imperative to note that staff and students in modern times need skills to meet the challenges of the present day job market. To equip student, who otherwise do not have opportunities to study the latest in the field, it is desirable that computer training and counseling services like career counseling, training for preparation for competitive examinations be strengthened. In house print shop and various testing facilities be added and more computing and Internet browsing, and more than adequate book bank facility be given.

Criterion V: Students Support and Progression.
The college admits students to the different academic courses on the basis of their merit. The college publishes its prospectus and hand book at the beginning of each academic session, which contains the admission information as well as the related information regarding fee structure, financial aid programmes and also the rules and regulations regarding the college discipline, academic calendar, rules about curricula, library and sports activities, etc. Dropout rate in the college is moderate and this is largely due to students opting for professional courses, which normally takes place immediately after the admission process is closed.

The students are given scholarship like National Merit Scholarship, SC Merit Scholarship, BC State Scholarship, MBC State Scholarship, Free Education Scholarship to SC/ST students. The college also gives fee waiver to meritorious students for sports achievement. The college also provides required academic training and exposure to students in co-curricular activities.

The college gives extra special encouragement to students for which it has created a large number of physical and infrastructural facilities for participating in sports and various activities. Encouragement for participation in sports is given by imparting training in several sports activities by qualified instructors and providing standard kit and financial help to sports persons. The College has a long history of NCC unit which started in 1952, from then onwards Cadets get trained in Foot Drill, Gun Drill, Weapon Training, Map Reading, Mountaineering , Community Development and other social service activities. Many of the cadets have joined Army, Air force and some of them are securing jobs in Civil Defense. Many of the cadets are passing C certificate examination of NCC, thereby joining Armed forces as officers. They participate in national Day Parade and different Competitive events.
The NSS and NCC units of the college have undertaken a large number of activities regarding community services along with training students in discipline and combat practices.

Alumni Association of the college participates occasionally in the programmes of the institution and that needs to be strengthened through a formal structure. A strong liaison between the Alumni and the College will help the college generate funds and placement and training opportunities for students. The college has a student union, the objectives of which are:

To assimilate, live and uphold the ideals and vision of the college.

To collaborate in the formation and execution of educational projects.

To maintain cordial relationship between management, staff and students.

To organize curricular, Co-curricular and Extra curricular activities with the guidance of the staff.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management.
The offices and departments of the college are governed by the principles of participation and transparency. It has a well-defined management structure with managing committee of the college as the apex body. The co-ordination and monitoring mechanism needs to be systematized by constituting formal committees. The various academic activities are planned and co-ordinated under the overall supervision of the Principal. The practice of self appraisal of the teachers is in place. The non-teaching staff works under the direct control of the Principal and college has been able to discharge its duties effectively. All the departmental heads are delegated certain academic and administrative powers that needs to be made explicit. Periodic meeting of the Principal with general staff is held to discuss and take decisions.

The college and management through the annual confidential reports monitor the performance of the teachers. The efficiency of the non-teaching staff is also assessed at regular intervals. The Principal directly redresses grievances of the teaching and non-teaching employees. Various welfare schemes are being extended to the students and staff, such as financial assistance to teaching staff, fee waiver to deserving students, recreational facilities.

The accounts of the college are very well maintained and are audited regularly by internal and external auditors.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices.
The Peer Team has identified unique features of the college which has enhanced the academic ambience of the institution. They are as follows:

The college displays sensitivity to changing educational, social and market demands.

The college is geared to promote an ambience of creativity and innovations.

The college has developed adequate infrastructure over the years, which is conducive for academic pursuits.

Cordial atmosphere exists in the college, which reflects collective synergy and spirit of team work.

The College has sustained several programmes with low fee structure, which is affordable by the marginalized section of the surrounding population.

A well-defined mission statement along with the college logo, symbolizing ideals of its founders and Jain Philosophy of truth, non-violence and non-stealing and a college prayer of Jaina Maha Mantra.

Section 3. Overall Analysis.
The Peer Team, after going through the self study report and on the basis of its visit to various academic and physical facilities of the institution, finds that the college has been able to make significant progress, and is very much satisfied with its performance. The college is functioning in accordance with the aims and objectives as laid down by the Society. There is a healthy relationship between various functionaries of the college, which has contributed to cordial environment in the institution. The Peer Team considers the following features of the college as commendable.

Encouragement and support given by the management to the institution for its effective functioning.

The effective leadership of the officers and dedication and commitment of both teaching and non teaching staff of the institution.

The college carries out large number of co-curricular and extra curricular activities.

The college has strong community linkage and is actively engaged in various out reach activities.

Recommendations
The Peer Team is of the opinion that the following suggestions / recommendations would help the institution in accomplishing many more things in the coming years.

In view of job market scenario, the college may consider the introduction of more number of market friendly short and long term job oriented courses. The college must therefore focus on some of such job oriented courses such as Analytical Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Instrumentation Electronics etc., so as to be in tune with the Mission and Objectives of the institution.

The college may provide the facilities of a language laboratory to develop the communication skills of the students.

The linkages with industry and other institutions of GOs and NGOs can be further expanded for mutual benefits.

The management, administration and college faculty may draw a plan to lay more emphasis on research and consultancy. For this, a research advisory committee may be constituted to promote research. The department of Physics and chemistry need to be further equipped with good laboratory facilities for strengthening research activities

The faculty need to be encouraged and motivated to seek funding from National agencies to augment their research capacity. This is also necessary to establish linkages with the institutions/ industry so as to help the students to complete their internship/ project work.

The College may explore the possibility of offering parallel courses which will help the students to acquire soft skills.(language skills or computing skills)
Access to computers may be made to all categories of students.
Faculty and students personality development programmes may be organized at regular intervals.

The feed back collected from students and the analysis carried out is appreciable and highly useful. This needs to be continued periodically and the outcome of this exercise should be shared, discussed with the faculty, management and the necessary action may be initiated to strengthen the academic programmes.

Coaching classes for various competitive examinations may be started. It would be of immense help if the college establishes a training centre to facilitate students taking up ICWA and other related programmes.

Grievance redressal cell established with the representation of all constituents of the college may be further strengthened.

The institution may provide facilities for promoting indoor games and also explore the possibilities for strengthening the existing sports infrastructure so as to cover many more students.

The college may develop a vision plan for the next decade keeping in view its vision, anticipated academic growth.

The Peer Team observes that the A.M.Jain College has been able to successfully achieve its stated objectives in terms of access and equity, it is necessary that the institution should clearly focus its attention and resources for ensuring quality education in the coming years. This assumes significance in the context of the new challenges emerging out of the competitive era.

The Peer Team takes this opportunity to thank the management, faculty, administrative staff and students for their cooperation extended for the conduct of the visit and wishes all the best in their future endeavors.

Dr.Kamal Singh (Chairperson)

Prof.D.Shrijay Devaraj Urs (Member)

Dr.Bharathalakshmi M.V. (Member)

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