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NGM College, Pollachi, Tamil Nadu
NGM College, Pollachi, Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu, IndiaPin Code : 642001
NGM College, Pollachi Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college. NGM College, Pollachi Tamil Nadu is also known as Nallamuthu Gounder Mahalingam College (NGMC).
NGM College, Pollachi Tamil Nadu is situated in Pollachi of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of NGM College, Pollachi Tamil Nadu is 04259-234869.
Website of NGM College, Pollachi Tamil Nadu is http://www.ngmc.org/ngmc_full/index.php.
Contact Details of NGM College, Pollachi Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-4259-234868, 234870
CoursesB.A.(History), B.A.(English Literature), B.A.(Economics), B.Sc(Mathematics), B.Sc(Physics), B.Sc(Chemistry), B.Sc(Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology), B.Sc(Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology), B.Com., M.Sc(Mathematics), M.Sc(Physics), M.Com., B.Com.(C.A.), B.B.M., B.C.A., B.Sc(Computer Science), B.A.(Tamil), M.C.A, M.Sc(Biotechnology), M.Com.(I.B.), M.A(Tamil), M.A(English), PGDCA (PG Diploma in Computer Applications), PGDBA (PG Diploma in Business Administration), M. Phil (Full-time / Part-time) Tamil, English, Mathematics, Physics, Botany, Commerce and Computer Science, Ph.D (Full-time / Part-time) Tamil, English, Mathematics, Physics, Botany and Commerce
NGM College, Pollachi Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Degree, Computer Applications, Information Technology, Business Management, Research stream(s).
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NAAC report of Nallamuthu Gounder Mahalingam College (NGMC)SECTION I: INTRODUCTION
Nallamuthu Gounder Mahalingam College (Autonomous), 90, Palghat Road, Coimbatore District, Pollachi - 642 001 Tamil Nadu was established on 12th July 1957 by Sri S. P. Nallamuthu Gounder, a visionary and philanthropist to provide higher education to the children of agriculture based families in rural areas of Pollachi. The college is a grant-in-aid institution and also offers courses under self-financing scheme. It is affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. UGC recognized the college under Sections 2(f) and 12B in the year 1973. Autonomous status was conferred during July 1987. It is located in a semi-urban region having 26.35 acres of land. The vision and mission of the institution is clearly mentioned in the annual calendar of the Golden Jubilee year 2006-2007.
The college has adopted semester system for 26 courses and one course is under trimester system. Choice Based Credit System with elective option has been adopted since 2004. The college offers 10 UG and 03 PG aided courses. Under self-financing system, 07 UG, 05 PG and 02 PG Diploma courses are offered. M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes (part time and full time) are offered in 07 and 06 subjects respectively. 05 Certificate courses and 03 UGC aided career-oriented diploma courses are also offered in the college. Out of 80 sanctioned teaching posts, only 58 are filled and there are 30 sanctioned non-teaching posts out of which only 18 are filled. With regard to technical posts, 3 are filled out of 10 sanctioned posts. 105 teachers and 57 non-teaching staff are employed in the self financing section of the college. Various extension activities are carried out through NCC and NSS units.
The college has adequate infrastructure like classrooms, well-equipped labs including computer lab, hostels, canteen, sports and games facilities, audio-visual aids, health center, women's rest room and the like.
The total strength of the UG and PG students during 2006-07 is 2571 (boys 961 and girls 1610). A majority of these students are from agricultural families and are from socially and economically weaker sections of the society. There are 64 M.Phil. and 54 Ph.D. scholars carrying out research work in the college.
The Unit cost of education including salary is Rs.18,715/- (aided section) and Rs.18,000/- (Self-financing). Costs excluding salary is Rs.3,350/- (aided section) and Rs.5,134/- (Self-financing).
Several cash prizes, gold medals, scholarships and endowments are installed in the college to encourage the students to achieve academic excellence. A sum of Rs.23,11,598/- has been disbursed to 1556 students during 2006-2007.
Nallamuthu Gounder Mahalingam College (Autonomous), volunteered to be assessed and accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council and the college submitted its Self Study Report (SSR) in the month of November 2006.
The NAAC constituted a Peer Team comprising
Prof. M. Abdul Rahiman, Chairman
Former V.C. of Kannur and Calicut Universities
Halcyon, Kaprigudda New Road
Mangalore - 575 001, Karnataka
Sr. (Dr.) Thresiamma, Member and Co-ordinator
Maris Stella College, Krishna District
Vijayawada - 520 008, Andhra Pradesh
Dr. C.L.N. Prakash, Member
91, West Park Road, 17th Cross, Malleswaram
Bangalore - 560 055, Karnataka
Mr. B. S. Ponmudiraj, Assistant Adviser, NAAC coordinated the visit of the Peer team to the college.
The team visited the College from 22nd to 24th March 2007 and went through the departments, laboratories, library and all other facilities and had a detailed discussion and interaction with the Management, Principal, Faculty Members, Students, Administrative Staff, Parents and Alumni and others. The team also validated the documents made available to them during the visit. All aspects given in criteria I to VII of the Self-study report were analysed and validated by the team and the observations are given as a report in the following paragraphs.
SECTION II : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I -CURRICULAR ASPECTS
The college has well defined goals and objectives guided by its vision and mission to impart quality education to its main stakeholders. The autonomous status of the College gives it a definite advantage in the implementation of revised syllabus and other academic matters like conducting examinations. Every department develops its own syllabus with the help of the Board of Studies of the College. Members of faculty, academic experts and representatives from industries are included in the Boards of Studies. The college follows guidelines laid down by University Grants Commission for restructuring of curriculum of all subjects.
The college now offers seventeen UG programmes, eight PG programmes, two PG diploma programmes, seven M.Phil programmes and six Ph.D programmes. Programme option is further augmented by the Twinning Programmes in collaboration with Annamalai University.
It has well-defined goals and objectives guided by its mission to impart quality education to its main stakeholders as seen by its ISO Certification.
The college follows definite plans for teaching and evaluation. Relevant programmes have been introduced keeping in line with the need of the place and time. Since the college is autonomous, the college is able to make the required changes in the curriculum as and when it is necessary. The last revision of the syllabus was done in 2006. Choice Based Credit System has been introduced in 2004-05. The choice of programmes like extra-disciplinary courses, value based education, life-oriented courses and technology based teaching methods reflect the attempt made by the college to improve general competencies and skill development in students. The Choice Based Credit System gives the added flexibility in the choice of courses. The feedback from students and alumni seems to help in modifying the courses and developing need-based programmes. The feedback from all stakeholders can be scientifically streamlined in order to put the knowledge to use in the development of appropriate and employment oriented curricula. A good percentage of students is women and there is a need to focus attention on them and develop programmes specifically oriented to their needs. As the college has sufficient experience in managing the autonomous system, the college can take bold steps in making an effective cafeteria system with more flexibility for choice of courses in the programmes offered and with flexibility of time to suit the choice of courses by students.
The Principal and two members of faculty are on the Senate of Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Some of the members of the faculty have also served on the Senate, Academic Council and Boards of Studies of the University of Madras, Bharathidasan University and M.S. University. A few staff members have served as members of the Search Committee for the recruitment of teachers in other universities of Tamil Nadu.
NGM College has a well developed feedback mechanism. Feedback of teachers is given by the final year students in the exit questionnaire. In addition to this, self appraisal forms are given by the respective teachers and confidential reports are made based on the reports. Self appraisal is mandatory for career advancement. Alumni are included in the Board of Studies of some departments. Information is also collected from academic peers, parents and experts in the industry. Most of the teachers have visited benchmarked institutions to know the 'Best Practices' followed in such institutions.
Under Part VII of all UG programmes, it is compulsory for a student to enrol himself/herself and serve for a period of two years either in NSS, NCC or Sports and Games. This is commendable because it helps in the overall development of the students.
CRITERION II- TEACHING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Admissions to programmes are done based on academic record and interview of the candidates following Government regulations and University norms. Merit is the criterion for admission and girls seem to dominate as seen by the college records. Slow learners are given special attention through remedial classes. 180 teaching days in two semesters ensure sufficient time for teaching. Seminars, assignments, paper presentations by students not only ensure student centered learning but also advanced learners take advantage of the facility. Parents' meets are organized and mentoring system is in place. There are 30 teachers with Ph.D. and 107 with M.Phil. degree and a few Post Doctoral fellows among the 163 teaching staff.
The Department of Commerce arranges for the teaching of two foreign languages namely, Japanese and French for the postgraduate students of International Business.
Semester and trimester patterns of examination systems are in place for evaluation of students. Evaluation methods seem to be transparent as the students have the facility for obtaining copy of valued answer scripts. Teacher evaluation is done through self appraisal when a faculty is due for career advancement. Evaluation of course and teacher evaluation is done through questionnaire from NAAC. ISO cell conducts internal audit once in six months to ensure quality. Seminars, assignments and model exams form the components for internal evaluation. Single external valuation for undergraduate programmes and double valuation for postgraduate programmes are followed. Viva-voce enables students to have better understanding of subjects and improve their communication skills. In order to ensure fair evaluation of answer scripts, a combination of internal and external valuation can be introduced also for undergraduate programmes.
A virtual classroom has been set up under the aegis of the Department of Commerce in collaboration with Everon Systems. However, this facility is also available to the faculty and students of all departments.
The Department of Tamil has an interesting collection of items of archaeological interest in the form of manuscripts on palm leaves, ornamental relics, dress materials, swords, daggers and earthenware belonging to the Kongu Mandala Kingdom of the 16th century. Also, the students have collected many pictures giving evidence of the existence of Tamil in the Indus Valley Civilization. There is also a good collection of photographs, family albums and manuscripts of Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathi.
CRITERION III - RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
There is significant research activity in the campus. Teachers are encouraged to do research in the country and abroad by providing study leave and this seems to have boosted the research atmosphere in the college. Besides completing eleven research projects, the college has two ongoing major research projects and three minor projects from UGC and other agencies in India with funding to the tune of Rs.28 lakhs.
There is a good collection of books in the library. DELNET connectivity and Internet facilities provided give access to libraries in India and abroad which enhance the research output. The Department of Tamil has eight publications, English two, Commerce and Computer Science Departments one each to their credit. There are ninety-eight research papers in both national and international journals published over the last five years by different departments. The Department of Tamil has a Research Centre for Malaysian Tamil Literature.
Teachers of the Departments of Biotechnology, Botany, Commerce, Tamil and Zoology offer consultancy free of charge to the relevant beneficiaries from the public. M.Phil. programmes are offered by seven departments while six departments are recognized for Ph.D. programmes. At present the college has 118 research scholars carrying out research work.
The four vibrant NSS units with four hundred active volunteers - boys and girls - have carried out many extension activities like medical camps, literacy campaign, environmental protection programmes, blood donation camps, polythene eradication, cancer awareness, legal aid, AIDS awareness, rainwater harvesting and the like. In 2002, the College received an award from the Rotary Club of Pollachi for remarkable blood donation by NSS volunteers. The volunteers are motivated to assist the government bodies in helping the public. During Kargil war and Tsunami disaster, NSS units donated more than Rs. 5 lakhs to the victims. Ten volunteers have attended National Integration Camps in the last five years. One of the volunteers was honoured with 'The Best Volunteer Award' at the state level in 2000. Annual Camps held regularly in select villages carryout extension activities which are useful to the society. Red Ribbon club also carries out AIDS awareness programmes in the College. Kalpana Chawla Award has been instituted in the College and the award was given to a lady Sub-Inspector during 2003 for bravery.
There are two NCC wings one for boys and the other for girls. Twenty five boys and eleven girls have attended Republic Day Parade (RDP) Camps held in New Delhi and 10 boys have participated in Thalsainik camps in the last five yeas. Regularly, the cadets attend Combined Annual Training Camp (CATC), National Integration Camp (NIC) and Trekking camps held in different parts of the country. They have won many prizes in the competitions held in these camps. One girl participated in the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi in 2007. In the last academic year, 17 boys received 'B' Certificates and 10 boys qualified for 'C' certificates. A shooting Range facility is available in the campus for the training of NCC cadets. This facility is also made available to students of institutions in the neighbourhood.
Students are encouraged to take part in cultural programmes at the State and National levels and they are being guided by a faculty member. They have won around 550 prizes in the last five years. A student won a prize in English Essay writing competition and received the prize from the Governor of Tamil Nadu and another student won the second prize in the All India Essay Competition conducted by the Forum of Free Enterprise, Mumbai during 2006 - 2007.
The nearby city of Coimbatore, being an industrial city, can offer students summer placements and company related project work which will enable them to gain employment.
CRITERION IV - INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college has developed over the last fifty years with the Faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce and has kept pace with the increase in the number of programmes and student intake. The college has a built up area of an impressive 1,89,993 sq.ft. in an area of 26.35 acres of land. The college has spent Rs. 3.41 crore on the construction of buildings during the last five years. These facilities are also used for distance education programmes of Annamalai University and examinations for other universities and agencies. The learning resources of the library are good with more than 42,000 books and computerization helps to make the transactions brisk in the library. The DELNET and internet connectivity provides the necessary access to information world wide. The LAN facility connects all departments including library. The departments are connected by internet facility. The total carpet area of the central library is 7,746 sq.ft. The library has a good collection of 56 research journals and periodicals, magazines and news papers. There are 1,978 books in the reference section. Library is automated. Most of the departments have departmental libraries and internet facilities. In the library, there is a spacious reading room to meet the demand of large number of students. Reprographic facility is available in the library as well as in the office. The offices of the college, Controller of Examinations and Student Co-operative Stores are computerized.
There are state-of-the-art laboratories in some departments which cater to the needs of students and there are 401 systems in the college out of which 90 systems are installed in the two internet centres. 315 systems have internet connectivity. An English language lab has been set up.
Laboratories of all departments are spacious and well equipped. The Department of Biotechnology has major instruments like Double Beam UV-Visible Spectrometer, Trinocular Inverted Research Microscope with Photographic Attachment, Trinocular Phase-Contrast/Dark field Microscope with Photographic Attachment, PCR Machine, CO2 Incubator, Mini Fermentor, High Speed cooling centrifuge, Gel Documentation System with Photographic Attachment, ELISA reader - Automatic, Sonicator and Cold Room. The Physics Department has major instruments like Thin Film Coating Unit, Rotary Pump and Mc Leod Gauge, Gaussian Software, GM Counter, Cathode Ray Oscilloscope, etc., The Department of Commerce has the unique distinction of having a virtual classroom with a Plasma TV, DVD player, education CDs and Digital Camera. All laboratories and library have been provided with Fire Extinguishers as a safety measure.
Adequate infrastructure for sports and games has enabled students to become State and National Level Players. The college has two basket ball courts, two volleyball courts, a foot ball ground, a cricket ground, a kabaddi court, a kho-kho court, three ball badminton courts and a 400 meter track with four tracks for athletics. In the last two decades, 66 students represented Bharathiar University and participated in All India Inter-University Tournaments in various sports and games. Overall Team Championship has been achieved in weightlifting and power lifting, cricket, volleyball, sports and games in Bharathiar Inter-Collegiate competitions held in 2006 - 2007. Incentives like medals, awards, certificates and scholarships are given by the management to encourage students. Gymnasium for students is available. Besides, an order has been placed for multi-gym equipment and a separate building is under construction.
There is a meeting hall with a capacity for 600 students, an air-conditioned seminar hall with a capacity of 200 and an air-conditioned conference room which add to the impressive academic atmosphere. The Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Computer Science have well equipped laboratories. There is a state-of-the-art laboratory for Biotechnology. All the laboratories are also well maintained.
Among the two hostels, men's hostel has 64 students and ladies' hostel has 134 students. Hostels have facilities like Solar Water Heaters, Steam cooking, Internet facility, TV, Telephones, Reading room and a mini-playground for the benefit of the inmates of the hostel.
There is a spacious and well furnished common room for girls in an independent building with good rest room facilities.
CRITERION V- STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The present strength of the college is 2571 students (961 boys and 1610 girls). There are 72 M.Phil. and 24 Ph.D. recognized guides. 197 M.Phil. and 19 Ph.D. students have completed the respective degrees. The dropout rate of the UG courses is about 7.35% and for PG it is 6.11%. The progression of students to PG from UG is 19.11% and from PG to research is 9.9%. This statistics reflects only progression of students in the college itself. There is a prospectus published every year by the college giving detailed information of its programmes, fee structure, activities and special features. It also publishes a set of five brochures where details of departments are given. In the academic year 2005-06, 1064 students have received Government scholarship to the tune of Rs.12,84,846/-. The management disbursed Rs.4,12,050/- for 200 students who are meritorious in studies and extracurricular activities and freeship to 414 students of Rs. 2,37,625/-. The placement cell has a collection of profiles of companies, gives guidance to students and takes them for off campus interviews and 643 students have been placed in companies like WIPRO, Infosys, IBM, TCS, HCL, Accenture, Caritor, Sutherland Tech and Altec Technology during the last four years. It encourages students for self employment. 25% of the final year students of 2006-07 have been placed by different companies through campus selection organized by the Placement Cell of the college. The Alumni association has been registered and members are actively involved in the development activities of the college. The Alumni Association meets regularly and honors distinguished alumni. The alumni of the college have also set up a Foundation to support deserving students. The grievance redressal cell collects opinion of students and facilities are provided as per their suggestions. There is a students' co-operative store and a contributory insurance coverage for reimbursement of medical expenses. Sportspersons are encouraged by providing hostel accommodation, fee concessions and other allowances.
There is a branch of the Indian Overseas Bank and a Post Office on the campus to serve students and staff.
There are two buses which are used for co-curricular activities like industrial visits, field trips and educational tours.
CRITERION VI -ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
The college came into grant in aid in the year 1957. Self-financing courses were introduced in the year 1982. Autonomy was granted to the institution in the academic year 1987-88 under Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu.
The college has an efficient mechanism to monitor the functioning of its various activities. The governing body of the college makes policies for the college. There is a steering committee under the stewardship of the President of the college to decide on the infrastructure improvement, curriculum development and faculty upgradation. Teaching and non-teaching staff are given facilities for professional development. The management gives opportunities, seed money and study leave for staff for research. The administrative staff was trained in the use of computers and training in administration. The Secretary ensures that plans of the Steering Committee are implemented. The Principal plans and executes the academic programmes with the assistance of the staff council. The different committees under the charge of senior faculty follow up different co-curricular and extracurricular activities. The lay out of the administrative office and the office of the Principal looks very contemporary and impressive. All the office records, files and documents have been maintained methodically.
Unit cost of education including salary of the staff (aided and self-finance) is Rs.18,388/-. The college has ongoing projects supported by the UGC to the tune of Rs.10 lakhs. Under autonomy, the college has introduced value based education as part of the curriculum. The college has been certified as ISO 9001:2000 and there is an internal quality checking mechanism set in place to assure continuous quality of teaching, learning and research process. The research cell monitors the research plans and provides relevant information regarding funds available and encourages faculty for research.
CRITERION VII - HEALTHY PRACTICES
The institution makes an earnest endeavour to achieve its specific goals and objectives and this is borne out by the various steps that have been taken.
It has clear vision statements both for the institution as well as for each department. The college is certified by ISO and it tries to sustain quality of the academic programmes and the administration by carrying out internal and external audit checks twice a year. Furthermore, the feedback obtained from students is also used for quality improvement. A steering committee monitors matters relating to administration, finance, academic activities and infrastructure.
The college has introduced a number of innovative programmes across departments over the last five years. Teachers update themselves continually and the curriculum too is revised and updated periodically.
Value based education is emphasized and a paper on 'Ethics and Culture' is integrated into the course and it is mandatory for all students to pass in this course.
A number of programmes are organized to inculcate a sense of social responsibility among the students.
Stakeholders, namely, parents, students, alumni and people in the industry are involved in planning, implementing and evaluating academic programmes.
The overall development of the students is ensured by organizing a number of curricular and co-curricular activities, case study discussions, industrial visits, field trips, educational tours and so on. Students of the college receive training in personality development and soft skills. In another step to improve communication skills in English, students are encouraged to sit the Business English Certificate examinations administered by Cambridge ESOL. Teachers in the Department of English have been trained by the British Council to train students for these examinations. The Department of History collaborates with the Department of English to organize a Bridge Course for students of History who are weak in English. The college also offers financial assistance to students to do project work. NSS volunteers and NCC cadets participate in community development programmes. Besides, NSS volunteers have been engaged in gender sensitizing programmes.
The institution guards itself against gender discrimination by giving girl students equal opportunities. Lady staff are nominated into various committees and some heads of departments are also women.
The use of electronic communication and technology both by the students and the faculty creates a healthy academic ambience and a learner-friendly environment. There is evidence of this in the DELNET connectivity, the state-of-the-art Computer laboratory, the twenty-four-hour and state-of-the-art Biotechnology laboratory and the proposal to use a software called MATLAB for Physics practicals. The results of the students are available online on the college website www.ngmc.org.
The college had taken initiatives to make the campus eco-friendly by working towards a pollution and plastic free environment.
There have been attempts at innovation in research and governance. The enlightened management promotes research at different levels by providing infrastructure and financial support. The result is indicated in the impressive research output in the college. The taste for research is promoted by making project work a part of the component in the curriculum for PG and UG programmes. The college also offers financial assistance to students to do project work.
Some departments provide consultancy services free of cost in Pollution Biology, Hydrology, Male sterility, Tax Planning and the like.
A group of nine students have formed an association known as Optimum - G to provide career guidance to rural school students. They provide career guidance materials, training in communication skills and computer literacy without any sponsorship. They make use of their pocket money for carrying out these activities.
The management gives financial assistance to the Department of History to conduct outreach programmes.
The overall out look of the institution gives the impression of a college run by a management committed to its goal of imparting quality education by fulfilling their vision and mission.
SECTION III : OVERALL ANALYSIS
Nallamuthu Gounder Mahalingam College (Autonomous), 90, Palghat Road, Pollachi - 642 001, Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu was started in the year 1957. The main motto of the college is to spread value based higher education. It is a grant-in-aid institution and is affiliated to Bharathiar University. The college also offers self-finance courses. It is recognized by the UGC Act under Sections 2(f) and 12B in 1973.
Currently the college offers UG courses, namely, BA, B.Sc. B.Com, BCA and BBM and PG courses, namely, M.Sc., M.Com. and MCA. There are 58 permanent, 105 temporary and 4 part time faculty members. Among them, 30 possess Ph.D. 107 M.Phil. degree and 4 are SLET qualified. The campus is spread over an area of 26.35 acres and has 1,89,993 sq.ft. of built up area. Infrastructure like classrooms, labs, hostels, canteen, facilities for sports and games are adequate. Extension activities are carried out by NCC cadets and NSS volunteers. Cultural and co-curricular activities are practised under the guidance of faculty members.
Though the college has many strengths, yet there is room of further improvement and development and hence the following recommendations are made.
SUGGESTIONS / RECOMMENDATIONS
The College, in consultation with the Management and Academic Peers may prepare a vision document incorporating the strategies it should adopt in the next five years to meet the academic challenges emerging out of the changing scenario in the field of higher education at the global level.
Government should be requested to fill all the existing vacancies of teaching and non-teaching posts.
Attempts should be made to start UG/PG/Diploma/Certificate courses in locally relevant need-based subjects to enable students to continue their higher education in the College itself.
Career oriented and vocational courses may be started in the emerging areas like Finance and Marketing, Floriculture, Interior Decoration, Fashion Design, etc. on self-finance basis.
The construction work of the canteen and multi gymnasium buildings may be expedited.
Efforts may be made to create a center for the training of students aspiring to appear for examinations like State and Central Civil Services, ICWAI, CA, ACS, etc.
'Earn and Learn' scheme may be provided for economically weaker students.
More number of teachers with research degrees should apply for Minor/Major research projects to State/Central Govt. agencies.
Faculty could engage in more interdisciplinary research and teaching.
A Psychology club or Counseling center may be set up for the benefit of students.
The College could appoint a full-time soft skills trainer in order to help students face job interviews, participate in group discussions and make presentations with more confidence.
Teachers who have not yet acquired research degrees may be encouraged to work for M.Phil. /Ph.D. and complete the same within 3 to 5 years.
The Peer Team suggests that the college initiate steps for establishing an 'Entrepreneurship Development Cell' which will organize interactive sessions between students and successful businessmen / industrialists.
More National papers in English and Hindi have to be added to the library.
Linkages with more national institutions/laboratories should be established which will be a boon for both students and staff.
A women's cell may be set up to attend to grievances of girl students and a lady staff should be put in charge of this cell.
The College may create a center of excellence at least in one or two subjects by giving encouragement to highly qualified teachers.
In addition to the existing hostels, an additional hostel may be built with modern facilities within the campus by getting financial assistance from the UGC and the management.
On the whole, the college is receptive to new ideas and concepts in higher education and has identified its strong areas of diversity. The institution needs to support this awakening to make the institution a center of excellence in higher education, development of scientific temper, popularization of science and overall personality development of the students.
The Peer team wishes to record its appreciation for the goodwill and cooperation extended by the Governing Body, Principal, all members of teaching and non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni during the visit. The college has grown tremendously in the last decade and it is laudable that the management of the college is constantly working towards sustaining quality in both academic and administrative matters.
The team wishes the institution all success in its future endeavor.
Prof. M. Abdul Rahiman
Sr. (Dr.) Thresiamma
Member and Co-ordinator
Dr. C.L.N. Prakash
Place : Pollachi
Date : 24th March 2007
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