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Holy Cross College, Trichy, Tamil Nadu


Holy Cross College, Trichy, Tamil Nadu
Address:P.B.No.318, Teppakulam Post
Tamil Nadu, India

Holy Cross College, Trichy Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college. Status: Autonomous.
Holy Cross College is situated in Trichy of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Trichy comes under Thiruchirapalli (Trichinopoly Trichy) Tehsil, District.

Fax # of Holy Cross College, Trichy Tamil Nadu is +91-431-2713312.

Website of Holy Cross College, Trichy Tamil Nadu is http://www.holycrossindia.ac.in/.

Contact Details of Holy Cross College, Trichy Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-431-2700637


Holy Cross College, Trichy Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Biotechnology, Computer Applications, Degree stream(s).
B.A. History, Economics, English Literature
B.B.A. Busniess Administration
B.C.A., B.Com, M.C.A., M.Com., M.Phil., M.S.W
B.R.Sc.Rehabilitation Science
B.Sc. Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Electronics, Visual Communication, Zoology, Computer Science
Certificate Course in Advanced English, Arts and Crafts, Household Appliances-Service and Maintenance, Plant Medicine, Psychology and Counselling, Spoken English and Communicative Skills
Diploma in Computer Programming (DCP)
Diploma in Cosmetology and Beautification (DCB)
Diploma in Special Education Mental Retardation, Pre-School Education, Office Management and Secretarial Practice, Medical Laboratory Technology, Journalism, N.G.O. Management, T.V. and Video Production
M.A. . Economics, Tamil, English Language and Literature
M.Sc Bio Informatics, Bio-technology, Botany, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Media and Communication
Master of Rehabilitation Science
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application, Bio-Informatics, Rural Management, Computer Programming, Marketing Management, Computer Based Accounting

Approval details: Holy Cross College is affiliated with Bharathidasan University, Trichy (Tamil Nadu)

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NAAC report of Holy Cross College(Autonomous)

Section 1: Preamble
Holy Cross College, Tiruchchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, established in 1923 by the Sisters of the Cross of Chavanadu, is a minority grant- in- aid autonomous college affiliated to Bharatidasan University. It was recognized by U.G.C under 2 f and 12B in 1956 and was conferred autonomous status in 1987. It is situated in a beautiful campus in the heart of Tiruchchirappalli in an area of 11.32 acres. The college has clear aims and objectives, which is to strive for academic excellence through value-based knowledge transfer.

The college was first accredited in the academic year 1998-1999 and subsequently it applied for reaccreditation after 5 years. Based on the reaccreditation report submitted by the institution in October 2004, NAAC constituted a peer team to visit the college for reaccreditation with the following members consisting of Dr. Mariamma A. Varghese, Ex-Vice Chancellor, SNDT Womens University, Mumbai as Chairperson, Dr. K. M. Mathew, Former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Head, Department of History and Registrar, Goa University, Goa and Dr. M. D. P. Rao, former Principal, Khallikote Autonomous College, Orissa as members. The visit was coordinated by Mr. B. S.Ponmudiraj, Asst. Adviser, NAAC.

The college has reviewed its performance and analyzed the quality sustenance and enhancement measures during the post-accreditation period. A number of quality measures have been initiated based on the peer team recommendations on all criteria. Research orientation was added on to the goals and objectives, which necessitated a series of changes with respect to curricular aspects which set a pace for new postgraduate and research programmes.

Reflecting the mission statements, the college has done commendable service to the community. It strives to serve by creating access to the socially and economically weaker sections of the women in the society.

Currently, the college offers 21 UG, 14 PG, 3 M. Phil, 8 Diploma and 3 Certificate programmes in addition to the number of short-term certificate courses conducted by the Human Resource Development Center of the institution. There is an increase of 3 UG, 6 PG, 2 PG Diplomas, 3 M. Phils and 8 Diploma programmes after the last accreditation. The introduction of two new courses has led to an expansion in the student strength of the college with 4278 on the rolls.

The peer team carefully analysed the re-accreditation report along with the e-format submitted by the institution. The peer team also had visited various departments and common facilities. They had interactions with the Principal, the Management, the faculty, the students, the non-teaching staff, parents and the alumnae. The peer team also had interaction with the Vice-Chancellor of the Parent University. Based on the analysis of the report and the quantitative data provided by the college and the information gathered through interactions with various stakeholders, the team has validated the re-accreditation report. It has presented its objective assessment keeping in mind the seven criteria identified by NAAC, the core indicators under each criterion, the core values incorporated as contexts for re-accreditation and the actions taken by the college for quality sustenance and quality enhancement since the last re-accreditation.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
Holy Cross College, Tiruchchirappalli is an autonomous college with a goal to develop and update the Curriculum, to introduce socially relevant programmes, to include Computer Course in all disciplines to focus value-education and community service in the Curriculum.

It is the first college in Bharathidasan University to adopt the Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) at the UG level in the year 2000–2001 and at the PG level in 2003-2004 which provides academic flexibility to secure credits in major, allied and inter-disciplinary subjects according to their aptitude and requirements.

Twenty-one subjects are taught in the institution with 49 programme options out of which five are inter / multi-disciplinary. All programmes follow semester system. Thirty-five programmes follow CBCS. The number of programmes with elective options are 35 while 3 courses are offered in modular form. The college offers 21 self-financed programmes.

A number of new programmes such as Visual Communication at the UG level, Computer Science, Computer Applications, Human Rights, Bio-technology, Physics, Tamil Literature at the PG level, Economics, English, Commerce at M. Phil. level have been introduced since the last accreditation. Diploma courses in Pre-School Education, Special Education for Mentally Retarded, Medical Laboratory Technology, Computer Applications, Bio-Informatics and advanced diploma in NGO Management, Journalism, TV and Video Production have been introduced.

This is a pioneer institution offering UG and PG programmes in Rehabilitation Science. Modular short term certificate programmes in Autism, Sign Language, Handling Learning Disabilities based on the need for skill augmentation are offered to promote employability in various sectors.

Apart from the departments offering certificate courses, HRD Centre of the college supported by Alumnae offers courses in Psychology and Counselling, Spoken English and Communication Skills, Public Speaking, and Repair and Maintenance of Household Appliances. The Vocational Training Centre offers Typewriting and Tailoring. The Womens Cell conducts 30 hours certificate programme in Life Education.

There is an Entrepreneurship Development Centre to help financially weaker students to acquire skills which help them to earn while they learn. The college has set up a full-fledged Department of Value Education with a designated faculty to co-ordinate the Curriculum, Time-table and Evaluation of Value Educational programmes.

Keeping in view the changing trends, technology upgradation, collection of feed back from user agencies, inputs from seminars and UGC guidelines, the draft syllabi is prepared by the faculty which is approved by the Boards of Studies. The syllabi passed by the respective Boards of Studies are approved by the Academic Council of the college. Several faculty members are in the Board of Studies of other autonomous colleges and the parent university. Some faculty members are the Senate members of Bharathidasan University.

Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The student demand into Holy Cross College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli has shown an upward trend and the demand for admission is much higher than the availability of seats. Students for admission are selected through academic records and interviews in conformity with government policy of reservations.

The college has 184 teaching days. In the beginning of every semester, work plan is prepared and strictly adhered to. Besides the traditional methods of teaching, group discussions, charts, role play, seminars, field studies, study tours, over head projector, slide projectors and multimedia are used.

For students seeking admission to various programmes from the vernacular medium, English is taught prior to the commencement of the programmes. The English Language Laboratory facilitates empowerment of rural students from vernacular medium in improving communication skills in English. For slow learners, remedial and tutorial classes are arranged. Advanced learners are encouraged to take additional credits and are provided with additional learning resources.

One hundred and sixteen teaching posts are sanctioned out of which 105 are filled up. Besides the above, there are 123 teachers appointed by the management. The teacher-student ratio is 1:19. All the teachers in the college are qualified and 46% of the total teachers possess Ph. D. degree. The teachers are appointed on the basis of UGC and State Government recruitment rules.

Teachers are encouraged to participate in seminars, conferences and faculty development programmes. Since last accreditation, 14 teachers have availed Faculty Improvement Programme of UGC, 68 teachers have attended refresher courses, 13 have attended orientation courses, 110 teachers have attended seminars, 126 teachers have presented papers at national level and II4 at international seminars. The college organized 31 faculty development programmes, seven national conferences, three international conferences, two research development programmes and five state level seminars. Besides, seven faculty members were invited as resource persons. This is highly commendable.

The evaluation schedule is intimated to the students through the handbook, calendar and semester plans. The pattern of assessment gives equal weightage to Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) and end semester examination. CIA comprises of 50% marks for tests, 10% for assignments, 20% each for seminar and quiz. After the tests are conducted centrally, answer sheets are valued within a week and distributed to the students for mark verification and Progress reports are sent to the parents. Parents are invited for counselling in case of wards having poor attendance / performance. Transparent norms are set for re-totalling and revaluation and all the information pertaining to this is furnished in the college calendar. The college has a Question Bank for core courses of all departments except Languages. This is a good practice followed by the college.

Annual student evaluation of the teachers by outgoing students, annual self-appraisal of faculty, evaluation of faculty by Heads of Departments and by the Principal are practices in the evaluation of teachers. Based on the above, an efficiency index is calculated and the scores are used to rank the faculty in a quality continuum.

It is noteworthy that some of the faculty members have received awards and recognition for their contributions in research and extension service.

The college has established linkages with several institutions and organizations. Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) monitors the functioning of various committees to ensure action for improvement. The IQAC has initiated measures for internal quality assessment procedures.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college has made a significant improvement in research activities after the last accreditation. A Research Committee was established in the college. The Research Committee recommends the college authorities to provide seed money from the Platinum Jubilee Fund to the faculty to present papers in conferences. All proposals for research projects are routed through the Research Committee. However, faculty do not appear to have availed of funds from UGC for participation of teachers in academic conferences. The college has started publishing a half-yearly research journal from the platinum jubilee fund.

The college encourages research by granting leave on duty. Departments of Economics, Commerce, Rehabilitation Science, Botany, Zoology and English are the research level departments. The college has developed certain thrust areas of research and projects sanctioned by UGC and other funding agencies.

Twenty three faculty members have obtained Ph. D. degree after the last accreditation in 1999. 40% of the faculty are in active research as compared to 10% during the last accreditation. 93 students have registered for M. Phil. programme and 58 have their M. Phil. degree in the current accreditation period as compared to 48 in the year 1999.

The faculty have published 21 research papers at regional level, 33 at national level and 24 at international level during the last five years. Six faculty members have articles published in edited volumes. Research papers 58 at regional level, 107 at national level, 36 at international level have been presented by the faculty members. Some of the faculty members have developed research collaboration with reputed institutions like John Wayne Cancer Research Institute, Los Angeles, USA, Xavier Institute of Action Studies, Jabalpur and Future Earth, Stockholm, Sweden.

The expertise developed by the faculty in specialized areas has resulted in faculty being invited to take up various Consultancy assignments and the college has generated Rs. 2,60,645/- through Consultancy services.

Extension in the college is carried out through NCC, NSS, AICUF, Exnora, Rotaract, Red Cross, Womens Cell and SOULE. The activities taken up include Community Development, Health and Hygiene Awareness, Adult Education and Literacy, Blood Donation Camps, AIDS Awareness, Environmental Awareness and Rain Water Harvesting. The extension activities at the college level are taken up in collaboration with SOCSEAD, an NGO under the same management. Students get 2 credits for participating in extension activities. Involvement of all the students and faculty in extension activities through CDI, SOULE and RESCAPES is quite appreciable.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
In keeping pace with the introduction of new programmes, there was expansion of infrastructure in the form of buildings, laboratories, library and other learning resources. The physical facilities such as - the four storied Commerce building with elevator facility, recreation hall for hostel residents, construction of water tanks, generators, 2 incinerators for waste management, the Bio-technological laboratory with major equipments, photographic laboratory, language laboratory, clinical laboratory, research laboratory in Chemistry, Physics Laboratory and Visual Communication Centre are added during the last five years.

The infrastructure is well maintained. There is optimum utilization of infrastructural facilities by conducting self-financing courses. The college management allocates budget for maintenance of infrastructure. The campus is maintained well and kept clean with greenery and this provide an ideal ambience for the young students.

Presently, the library has 75,939 books, 74 research journals and 128 periodicals. During the last five years, 17,795 books have been added along with 33 overseas journals and 23 national journals. The library is automated for book accessing, book return, Bibliographic control and purchase of books. There are 16 computers, printers, internet and reprographic facilities. The library functions from 8.30 a m to 6.30 p m. The added facilities include a generator and research cubicles. There are separate Reading Rooms for Faculty of Arts and Science. There is a Library Committee. There are 4 qualified library staff, including the Librarian. The Book Bank provides free books to needy students and 313 students have utilized this facility during the last year. 8 departments of the college have also departmental collection of books. The main library needs to maintain a Register for those utilizing the services of the library on a day to day basis.

There are 184 computers, 24 printers and accessories and they are distributed in the Computer Centre, Departments, Library, Office and Examination Section. All departments have computers and internet connection with free browsing facility for staff. There is a fully equipped Browsing Centre opened to staff and students. The students can access Internet for a nominal fee. All departments and administrative units are linked and there is a Multiple Access Management Information System (MIS).

The general facilities available in the campus include a Bank Extension Counter, Post Box, Fax, Telephone Facilities, Guest Rooms, Canteen, Dispensary, Prayer Room, Chapel, Visitors Parlour, etc. The Canteen and Dispensary need to be updated and improved. In addition, there is a tie-up arrangement with nearby hospitals. The college has hostel facility for students. There are four blocks accommodating 850 students. The four blocks of hostel has facilities like recreation hall, indoor games room, telephone, TV etc. However, the space and facilities in the hostel room are inadequate considering the number of students admitted. The Management has also opened 3 hostels outside the campus.

The infrastructure for Physical Education consists of courts of all kinds, 200 meter track, weight-lifting facility and dressing room for players etc.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The college lays emphasis on student support in order to enable the students to progress to higher level. Students are oriented along with their parents in the beginning of the academic year to help them to choose their disciplines and specializations offered by the college. Students receive adequate guidance through college Prospectus, Handbook, College Calendar and Departmental Handbooks. All students are profiled based on their socio-economic and educational backgrounds and previous academic record. This data provide the basis for student support services. There is focus on student progression. The examination results of the last 5 years show that average passing percentage has been 84.54%. This includes large number of first classes and distinctions. There is a significant incremental growth of all the students from the entry level to their graduation level in all aspects. Students are encouraged to take up research activities.

The Student Support system is strong. The students are supported with services like Scholarships of all kinds, funds from the Holy Cross Educational Trust, Student Aid Fund, Staff Endowment Fund, charity and donation by well wishers and educational loan. The teaching staff also contributes a nominal amount every month towards this. The college provides free noon meals to economically needy students and during this academic year 165 students avail of this facility. There is a scheme of Group Insurance of students. The Students Services include Counselling Centre, Human Resource Development Centre (which looks after the Career Guidance in higher studies, Competitive examinations, UGC examinations and Placement Cell), Womens Cell, Herbal Study Centre etc. The Placement Cell arranges Campus interview by potential employers for recruitment. The HRD Centre also collects information about the graduating students for informing them about job opportunities. The Women Study Centre set up in 2002 has organized several programmes in personality development, communication skills, cleanliness, child rearing practices, doll-making, flower-making, fabric painting etc.

In Sports and Games many athletes have distinguished themselves at District, State, University and All India Level events. One Triple Jumper of the college has secured the best player award and cash award for her outstanding performance at All India Athlete meet and had also been selected to participate in International Level competition at Erron. Others also performed well and won many cash awards, shields and prizes.

The survey conducted by the Feed Back wing of the IQAC on student progression revealed that in 2002, out of 1003 students, 52.79% continued studies for PG or B. Ed., 14.79% were employed and 5.98% were preparing for Competitive examinations and 1.19% students were self-employed through Campus Interview organized by the HRD Centre.

The NCC Battalion of the college has won awards and have attended National Integration camps, Basic and Advanced Leadership Camps, Mountaineering and Trekking. Six NCC cadets have been commissioned in the armed forces. Every year NCC cadets are selected for the Republic Day Parade. Quite a good number of cadets have passed ‘B’ and ‘C’ Certificate Examinations.

There is an Alumnae Association in the college and the list of distinguished Alumnae is appended in the college website. The Alumnae contribute to the Alma Mater by providing resources and support to the HRD Centre. It financially assists entrepreneurship project for the economically disadvantaged students and contribute towards purchasing equipment for typewriting and tailoring classes. It also assists the present generation of students to reach greater heights.

Many students of the college participate in activities of some social organizations. The activities of these organizations consist of rural camps, awareness programmes on social issues, leadership training, painting, model-making, tree plantation, adventure training, mountaineering, trekking, weapon training, first aid and home nursing, environmental awareness workshop, blood donation and medical camps, fund raising drives, street plays and campaign on human rights etc.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The governance of the college is based on democratic participation, value-oriented approach. The best practices ensuring participation and transparency are decentralization and delegation of power, departmentalization of curricular and co-curricular activities, periodical meetings and feedback. Decentralization is effected by creating new posts such as Academic Deans, Vice-principals, Director of Extension Services and IQAC coordinator and constituting many committees. The decision-making bodies include the Management Council, Governing Body, Staff Council, General Staff Body and Student Council. The Secretary of the college heads the administrative structure and the Principal is in charge of academic structure. The Management facilitates goal-oriented actions through faculty participation at all levels. The Management Information System take care of the dissemination of information, collection and feed back and analysis of the same to improve the organisational network of the college, facilitating high level of decentralization.

The college management encourages systematic planning at all levels. The Annual Plans of the Departments are integrated into the institutional plan. The departments also prepare a 5 year perspective plan and in the light of this, the Management take decisions on starting of new programmes depending on the financial viability of the programme.

There is an efficient system of Human Resources planning in the college. The appointment of staff is done by a Committee as per the norms. The policy of staff recruitment and appraisal are now formalized according to the norms of the state government, UGC and the management. The systems and procedures used are self-enabling and self-corrective as it provides an ambience to move ahead setting new bench marks for the college.

Performance Appraisal of the faculty and departments is done through a method that is initiated by the IQAC. There is an inbuilt mechanism to check the efficiency of the non-teaching staff. The work deadlines are set up and the office layout is made suitable for easy supervision and allotment of certain work on rotation. The Management also makes effort to fill up vacancies to ensure smooth working.

Several departmental programmes for Teaching and Non-teaching staff are arranged by the departments and the college.

There is a Grievance Redressal Cell in the college. It is gratifying to note that there has been no student disturbance in the college. All disputes are solved through open dialogue and consensus.

The Secretary of the college looks after the financial management of the college. At the end of every year, possible sources of income and expenditure for the next year are considered. There is transparency in financial management. The fee structure is fixed and is informed to the students at the beginning of the year. Concession in fees and other financial assistance like Scholarships, Student Aid Fund and Book Bank facilities are given to the economically weaker students. The sources of income include UGC, Government and University grants, fees, Bank interest, donations and contributions, support from Alumnae association, Consultancy and Endowments. The college has surplus budget over the years, which may be utilized to create a corpus fund.

Internal Audit of Accounts is done every year by the Chartered Accountant. There is external government audit twice a year. The unit cost of education during 2003-2004 was Rs.13,396/- with salary and Rs.3,689 without salary component.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The college has to its credit a number of best practices which are given below:

In line with the mission and goals, the college maintains its own traditions to match its governing values. At the same time the institution has adopted and accepted new practices to ensure that the system is fit to face the new and emerging challenges due to privatization, globalization, digital technologies and modern communication technologies

The college has adopted TQM measures to update the curriculum to ensure high academic standards. Benchmarks were identified for each criterion. IQAC has developed a tool to measure Teacher Quality, Teacher Performance and Departmental Performance. Many indices are developed by IQAC to assess the performance of the institution in all parameters of quality.

Adherence to value-centric approaches for imparting curriculum in the best interest of stakeholders is a unique feature. Academic flexibility and interdisciplinary focus is enhanced through introduction of Choice Based Credit System and initiation of new courses.

Close coordination of stakeholders in curricular development, expansion of self-financing programmes and added emphasis on career orientation, placement and entrepreneurship in curriculum has been the landmarks of the post accreditation period.

Sustained training and capacity building of faculty aimed at competency building and the use of technology for enhancing teaching, learning and evaluation systems of the college are other quality initiatives.

Research with prioritized areas of focus in selected departments. Development of policy framework for consultancy and scope for generation of finances and integration of extension with curriculum, teaching learning and research are other post accreditation measures.

Establishment of the language lab, Audio-Video preview theatre, modernization of laboratories as well as additional science laboratory facilities, automation of the library and initiation of connectivity to other libraries are recent initiatives.

Establishment and effective functioning of HRD, Ethics and Counseling Departments have helped to bring a professional touch to education. Campus recruitment of students to focus on marketability of courses is another measure undertaken by the college.

Community orientation and welfare measures are incorporated in all its activities.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The Holy Cross College (Autonomous) Tiruchirappally has well defined mission and objectives and has reviewed its goals in line with the peer team recommendations. Being an autonomous college, it has made significant progress in the curricular structure and program option, curriculum transaction and the use of new technology in teaching. It has made further headway in research performance. Increased focus on extension activities with community orientation, financial aid and welfare measures have enhanced the quality of education as well as created more access to students. Grievance redressal mechanism is also in place.

Infrastructure facilities especially the library resources and laboratory facilities and equipments have been improved. The administration has become more efficient with better planning and improved resource allocation for academic activities and financial management practices. There is an increase of 66% of the programmes offered by the institution with 20% more enrolment, which is commendable.

The college has introduced choice-based credit system in order to provide academic flexibility to the students with respect to the choices of courses and credits. Curriculam has been restructured to accommodate vocational programme. Various alterations have been made based on the feedback from students and other stakeholders.

The college has institutionalized systems and processes related to planning, implementation and monitoring. Faculty improvement in terms of knowledge and skills through contacts, exposure to seminars and workshops have been initiated. The ongoing remedial programme in each subject especially with reference to language competency implemented through the language laboratory and the concerned department staff is commendable.

Other commendable features include:-

The diversified teaching, learning and evaluation methods.

Forum on the internet for sharing teaching-innovations.

Measures to promote research through formulating research committee, establishing a corpus fund and strengthening the infrastructure for research.

Improvement in the research output in terms of research projects, publications and acquisition of research qualifications of the faculty.

Efforts to improve consultancy services at various levels.

Addition of facilities like laboratories, computers and ICT applications.

Establishment of the HRD Center, Womens Study Center, Department of Value
Education, Counseling Center and Entrepreneurship Center.

Welfare measures of students and staff.

Good student progression.

There are a number of extra curricular activities organized by the college through the Students Council and the Fine Arts Club.

The quality and relevance of extension services are currently enhanced through the community projects. The extension programmes organized through RESCAPE and SOC-SEAD in redesigning the 15 villages in collaboration with other Government and Non government agencies is an ambitious project which will give opportunities for the students to become sensitive to the needs of the society. It is noteworthy to observe the integrated approach of all departments in the extension component of higher education.

The initiative of IQAC for quality improvement is commendable. The Peer Team is appreciative of the professional approach for undertaking the various monitoring mechanisms for assessing the present status and initiating measures for quality improvement.

For further quality enhancement, the Peer Team suggests the following recommendations:-

An integrated perspective plan for the college would give the strategy for development in academic, administrative and financial management.

Quality Policy and its operationalization has to be internalized by all constituencies.

Some of the conventional disciplines need to be restructured to make it more innovative and attractive to the students.

Global demands need to be envisioned for planning more courses and offer attractive courses to overseas students.

Curriculum for value education need to be strengthened and the curriculum transactions can be done by team teaching by experts in the field.

Choice Based Credit System is offered at a preliminary level with limited options in the core courses. But more flexibility need to be provided in the system to benefit diverse groups of students. Choice Based Credit System and credit transfer facilities need to be made functional to make it a full fledged cafeteria system.

The qualifications and the benefits of the faculty in the self-finance programmes need to be enhanced.

The ICT based teaching, learning and evaluation through virtual class room and library network and practicum need to be strengthened.

Research output can be enhanced by undertaking more major projects in all departments.

The use of library need to be enhanced by students and teachers.

Infrastructure facilities need to have equitable distribution of facilities and learning resources based on the departmental requirements. Communication facilities need to be strengthened for the day students by providing telephone facilities in the campus. Health care facilities need to be enhanced by proving adequate arrangements for the care of the sick students.

Attention need to be given for satisfactory residential arrangements for hostel students especially with reference to self-financed programmes. Provisions need to be made for postgraduate students in the hostel.

Canteen facilities need to be improved and updated.

Counselling and guidance need to strengthen especially with reference Career Counseling.

Student representation in various statutory bodies also may be considered.

Additional coaching may be given to facilitate more students to clear NET.

The college has made use of autonomous status to ignite the dynamism of the management, staff and students to initiate programmes for quality enhancement. The institution may continue its efforts to take it to further heights.

The Peer Team wishes to record their appreciation to the college Management, the Principal, the coordinating team, staff and students for all their efforts and cooperation to the Peer Team for their assessment of the College.

Prof. Mariamma A Varghese (Chairperson)

Prof. K. M. Mathew (Member)

Dr. M. D. P. Rao (Member)

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