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Government Arts College, Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
Government Arts College, Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu, IndiaPin Code : 606603
Government Arts College, Thiruvannamalai is a recognised institute / college.
Government Arts College, Thiruvannamalai is situated in Thiruvannamalai of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.
Contact Details of Government Arts College, Thiruvannamalai are : +91-4175-236298
Courses offered in Government Arts College, Thiruvannamalai9 parallel Tamil and English medium UG programmes in Arts, Science and Commerce faculties and one PG programme in science-Physics
Government Arts College, Thiruvannamalai runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
Government Arts College is affiliated with Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore
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NAAC report of Government Arts College, TiruvannamalaiSECTION I: PREFACE
Government Arts College, Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu, was established in the year 1966 with a missionâ€˜ To develop Personality and Leadership through Social/Extra curricular/Cultural Activities, writing, elocution competitions and quiz programmeâ€™. This is the Government Arts College affiliated to Madras University. It was recognized under 2(f) and 12B in the year 1966 by UGC. It is a rural College spread over an area of 40 acres. The College offers 9 parallel Tamil and English medium under graduate programmes in Arts, Science and Commerce faculties and one PG programme in science-Physics faculty only. The College has 50 permanent teachers of which 18 are Ph.Ds, 21 M.Phils, and 11 Post Graduate degree holders. In addition the College has 18 temporary teachers. There are 27 administrative and 2 technical staff. The College has a student strength of 1695 of which are 586 girls and 1109 boys.
The institution volunteered to be assessed by NAAC, Bangalore and submitted its Self Study Report during December 2003. A peer team was constituted by NAAC consisting of Dr.Sr.P.Marietta, Secretary, Xavier Board of Higher Education, Bangalore as Chairperson and Co-ordinator and Dr.P.L.Deshmuk, Former Principal, Ambajogai, Maharastra as Member. The team visited the College on 20th and 21st of March 2004 and validated the Self Study Report.
The Peer team examined in detail the performance of the institution and its infrastructure, curricular and co-curricular activities other relevant aspects of its function. It held interactions with different sections of the College community during the two day visit and an in-depth analysis of this performance was made. The team also examined documentary evidences related to the academic governance and administration. As detailed in the Self Study Report, it also interacted with Principal, Teaching and Non-teaching staff, Students, Parents and Alumni of the institution. Based on the exercise and the criteria identified by the NAAC the assessment of the institution is presented in the following pages.
SECTION 2: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The Government Arts College Tirvannamalai is a constituent College of University of Madras formally, a now it is under Thiruvallur University. The College follows the Syllabi prescribed by the University of Arts, Science and Commerce both at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels in the annual pattern.
The College offers 9 U.G Programmes, one P.G. Program and one certificate course.
The syllabi at UG and PG levels are reviewed and updated after 5 years. To introduce a new programme the College takes two years.
The College offers a vocational course in â€˜Tourism and Travelâ€™ sponsored by the University Grants Commission, also a computer-programming course by NIIT.
Wide variety of optional papers are offered to the students as mains and optional the teaching staff takes an active part in updating the syllabi at University level as member of Board of studies. Some teachers are members of Academic council and senate of the University.
Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Admission to the various courses of study is given on the basis of interviews and academic record. There is no provision for assessing students knowledge and skill for a particular programme after admission.
The College conducts remedial classes for Academically poor students. The advance learners are challenged to work ahead of the rest by encouraging participation in competitive programs like science Talent, Quiz, essay and elocution activities, project work etc. At the beginning of the year, a teaching plan is drawn up in the departmental meeting. The syllabi are unitized according to the annual system of teaching. Mid-term test, assignments, model examinations are conducted accordingly. The examination results are satisfactory.
The use of Audio and Video aids, OHP, film strips etc., supplements the classroom teaching. The College communicates the methods of evaluation to the students through prospectus, Calendar, Circulars and tutors at the beginning of the year. The teachers are recruited through the Teachers Recruitment Board of the Government of TamilNadu as per Governments guidelines and Polices.
The performance of the teacher is evaluated by self-appraisal method. The self - appraisal reports are analyzed by the Director of Collegiate education Chennai at the time of career advancement.
The College organizes seminars and conferences for the development of the faculty members. The College, encourage teachers to take participation in National and International seminars and Conferences.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The University recognized two Professors - English and Tamil (departments) for guiding the research scholars. The P.G. students in department of physics only are assigned with Project work. The consultancy services are not provided, however the College does carry out various extension activities like Community Development, Health Hygiene, Adult education. AIDS awareness, Medical and Blood donation camps, Environmental awareness etc. It also carried out outreach programs like Population education, National Literacy Mission etc are carried out with NGO.
The students and teachers are encouraged to participate in extension activities by award of certificates, media publicity etc.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The infrastructure is put to maximum usage since new courses, in U.G. and P.G. are being started as well as maximum students are admitted every year. College is running NIIT Programme of computer science course in the campus in accordance with the Government Policies of implementing such programme. Campus maintained pollution free and beautiful with the help of sweepers and NSS Voluntaries.
There is a good library in the College with book bank facility. Total numbers of books are 38070 volumes and 14 Journals.
History Department has 5 computers and other Departments have 7. Competent computer professionals are available as per agreements with suppliers or hired as and when a need arises.
Good Infrastructure facilities in sports and physical education center are provided like Basket Ball Cement Court, Table Tennis, Good play ground for Cricket, Foot ball, Valley Ball, kabhadi, Shuttle and other games.
Incentives are given to the outstanding sports persons as annual awards on sports day, special quota in UG/PG admissions is also provided.
Working days of the library are 180 days and the timing are 9.30 A.M. to 4.30 P.M.
15 Students participated at the state level in sports.
About 15% of students are provided with hostel accommodation.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
99% of the students appear for qualifying examination and only 1% drop out rate is recorded. About 40% of UG Students get employment or go for higher studies.
Two students have passed Net Examination and 16 passed UGC -SLET Exam.
The College publishes the prospectus annually in which the details of courses, syllabi, fee structure, admission rules and regulations are printed wherein policies and admission rules are made clear to the students.
Scholarships are provided to the BC/MBC/SC and ST students from the state and central government. Also National Loan Scholarships and Tamil Medium Stipends are provided.
Recreation and leisure time facilities are many like indoor and outdoor games, debate clubs, cultural programmes and Audio, Video facilities and Student Magazine.
Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The College has an efficient internal co-coordinating and monitoring mechanism known as College council. It consists of head of departments, staff representatives and students representatives who take care of co-ordination and monitoring all College activities.
There is an inbuilt mechanism to check the work efficiency of non-teaching staffs as per government rules and regulations like confidential reports, transfers etc.
There is a special committee for preparing the academic calendar through which policies pertaining to admission, examination, and fee structure one made known.
Various welfare programmes of the College consist of mainly scholarship schemes. All the loans available to Government Employees are applicable to teaching and Non-teaching staffs.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
Remedial measures / special coaching classes is held to help weak students.
Students are encouraged to participate in debate, elocution competition, seminar etc., to improve communication skills.
Students are provided with computer training by NIIT in the campus
Students feed back mechanism is in practice for quality enhancement
Academic counseling and placement services are provided
Grievance cell is established to address the grievance the employees and the students
SECTION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The Peer team carefully perused and analyzed the Self Study Report submitted by the institution. During the institutional visit, the team went through the entire relevant documents, visited the departments and facilities and interacted with the various constituents of the institution. The Peer team is pleased to acknowledge the efforts made by the College in translating its vision and goal in to a reality and promoting the cause of higher education in the rural area of Tiruvannamalai District, Tamilnadu. The growth and development of the College during the last 14 years is noteworthy. The College has provided optimal academic and other support facility in cultivating a healthy environment. The College authorities are pragmatic and positive thinking in its approach and provides all necessary help and support for the all round development of the institution.
The College could take steps to establish National and International linkages.
Significant teaching innovations be introduced in other than Commerce department in teaching and learning process
The College could form different committees of faculty and contribute their talents to help in the development of students personality.
P.G. courses in various subjects could be started since there is a considerable number of faculties who are highly qualified with Ph.D.s and research bent of mind.
The authorities should take protective and preventive measures from monkey menace.
Fresh graduates appointed as â€˜Guest Lecturersâ€™ be oriented in methods of teaching and learning by senior faculty members in the Institution.
Library to be equipped with latest books in every subjects year after year.
Toilets and students drinking facilities be provided under hygienic conditions.
Maintenance and cleanliness of the canteen, Hostel and Toilets be improvement.
Hostel facility for Girls to be provided.
The Peer Team appreciates the efforts made by the positive thinking Principal, dedicated teachers, co-operative non-teaching staff, enthusiastic and disciplined students who have made concerted efforts in taking the College towards achieving excellence in higher education to the underprivileged youth of the region. The team considers that the institution will benefit from this accreditation exercise in realizing its full potential. The Peer Team wishes to thank the Principal, the staff and the students for the co-operation extended by them, during their visit to the College.
Dr.Sr.P.Marietta (Chairperson and co-ordinator)
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