Other Diploma/Certificate etc.: UGC NET/JRF/SLET 1994
Publications. : Published a short story in the Punjabi Magajin “Lukshah” published a Research paper in the “SANGRATHAN”
Research Projects carried out: Nil
Seminars, Conferences, Symposia Workshops etc. attended:
1.Two day UGC National Seminar on “Globalization and Technology” at Cochin University of Science and Technology.
2.Two day National seminar on “Phonetics” at Prazhassi Raja N.S.S.College, Mattnur, Kerala.
3. National seminar on ‘21” st century Drama with special reference to Anweshak” at St. Joseph’s college, Devagiri, Calicut.
4.Two day National seminar on “21” st century and premchand Literature” at Calicut University, Calicut.
5. National seminar on” Contribution of kerala to Hindi Literature and Research” at Calicut University, Calicut.
6. Two day National seminar on “Communication Media & Hindi “ at Dept of Hindi, Kannur Uiversity, Neleshwaram, Kerala.
7.Three day workshop on short story translation on “Narayan’s Nishayanta Nilavilikal” at Calicut University, Calicut.
8.Two day national seminar on “Communicative Media & Hindi at Kannur University, Kannur.
9. National seminar (sponsored by UGC, New Delhi) on “Experimental Theatre in Hindi and Performance” at Dept of Hindi, Kannur University, Kerala.
10.Two day national seminar on “ Language and Language Concepts” at Regional Centre, Koyilandy, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit.
11. SCERT workshop for the Development of TEXT BOOK in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
12. SCERT second workshop for the development of TEXTBOOK in Tell cherry, Kerala.
SEMINAR /CONFERENCES/WORKSHOP ATTENDED AS PARTICIPANT:
1. Seminar on “globalization and the future of Indian Languages” at Calicut University.
2. Two day National Seminar on “ Mahadevi Ka Pradev: Nayee Sadee Mein” at University of Calicut, Calicut.
3. Two day National Seminar on “The Literary Contribution of Hindi and South Indian language to the Freedom struggle and national Consciousness: A comparative study at University of Kerala, Trivandrum.
4. The second annual conference on “Educational psychology for the New Millennium” at Pope John Paul-2 college of education, Pondicherry.
5. National seminar on “Higher Education in India” Challenges &prospects” at annur University, annur, kerala.
6. National seminar on “ Major issues in Indian Higher Education pertaining to Quality” at M.G.G.A. College, Mahe.
7. Three day training programme on “E-Literacy (IT for Non-IT)” at Dr. SRK Govt. Arts. College.
12. Teaching Experience: : UG 18 years. PG: 14 years
13. Total Teaching Experience : 20 years.
Under-graduate (pass) : 15 years 10 months
Undergraduate (Hons) : 16 years
Post-graduate : 14 years
14. Innovations/Contributions in Teaching:
i)Design of curriculum : Member Board of studies, Bharathidasan College for women (autonomous), Puducherry.
ii)Teaching methods : Black Board, LCD
iii)Laboratory experiments : Nil
iv)Evaluation methods : Seminars, Class Tests, , Assignments.
v) Remedial Teaching/Student : Give special classes to poor students during Counseling (academic)
18. Participation in Corporate Life:
1.Enrichment of Campus Life(Hostels, : Cultural activities
sports, games, cultural activities)
2.Student Welfare & discipline : Member of discipline committee
3. Membership/Participation In Bodies/ : Nil
committees on education and
4. Helped the students for conducting UGC BET Examination Competitive Examination and Other activities.
19. Co-curricular activities. : Games.
20. Enrichment in campus life : Games and cultural activities.
1.Membership/Participation in Bodies/: Member of Board of studies.
Committees on Education and national
3.Steps taken by you for the evaluation: Board of studies
of the course programme taught
4.Details of course teaching plan, : Reading materials were supplied. Topics were synopses of lectures, and reading lists announced for discussion, assignments were
supplied to students seminars were conducted.
5.Internal Evaluation : Group discussions, Assignment, seminar, question paper discussion.
6.Assessment of Home assignments : Regularly given and discussed.
7.Teaching Methods : Used laptop and Internet facility
8.Evaluation methods : Conducted class tests, given assignments
Though the college follows the curriculam designed by the University, several enrichment programmes like seminars, extension lectures by eminent personalities, study tours etc. are arranged. NCC, NSS activities, sports and games, literary cultural competitions, communication skills, personality development, quiz programmes and development of competitive spirit are included in the curriculum and implemented within the time frame work.These activities are geared to the fulfillment of the goals and objectives for enabling the faculty to mould the personality of the students.
The college caters to the developmental needs of students from Yanam and also those from surrounding areas. The admissions into various courses are made based on the marks secured in the qualifying examination and as per the rules of admissions stipulated by the Government of Puducherry and Pondicherry University. The college attracts all sections of students because of reasonable fee structure and strict adherence to the reservation system.
At the beginning of each academic year, course-wise schedules are prepared and these schedules are monitored by the Heads of the departments, Academic coordinator and the Principal. The principal convenes staff meetings for academic review at least once in a month and also with all Heads of the departments periodically to review the academic progress.The academic performance of the college is remarkable. The progress of students to pursue higher studies is evident from the fact that a considerable number of undergraduate& post-graduate students of the college are getting ranks in the University Entrance Examinations and securing seats of their choice.
Apart from the lecture method of teaching, teachers encourage the students to make use of reference books and encyclopedia available in the library and explore new areas of knoledge.The lecture mode of teaching is supplemented by the learner-centred teaching methods such as Group Discussions, Student Seminars, Project/Field work, Assignments, Industrial tours, Botanical tours, Quiz, Audio-visual methods, Charts, lectures, and Guest lectures by eminent personalities.The faculty use Information Communication Technology to give latest developments in the respective subjects. III.Research Consultancy Extension
The College constituted Research Committees to encourage individual teachers to undertake research projects.The College has one NCC Wing .There are 50 cadets in NCC. NCC cadets of the college have always been in the fore-front in the matter of para-military training as well as career development and social activities. They have done worthwhile social service.
National Service Scheme was introduced in the college in 1975. The college has one NSS unit with 100 volunteers. The volunteers take up many awareness activities like AIDS, Child marriage, Mother-Child Nutrition, Pollution, Environment, Blood donation etc.
IV.Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has unique distinction of being nearly 800 kms away from the headquarters. The college building comprises 3 blocks namely:(i) Administrative Block(ii)Academic Block and (iii) Sports Block. The Government further provided excellent infrastructure facilities like Gymnasium and a separate block for sports facilities.
The college has a good library with more than 25,000 volumes on its accession list. Outdated Text books are weeded out. With UGC funds the college is able to enrich the treasure house of knowledge. The library has a reference room with many general knowledge books and PG reference books. 9 newspapers, 15 magazines and 6 periodicals in three languages are provided in the reading room.The library subscribed for 13 journals covering all disciplines.
A separate room is provided for Career Guidance Cell. The books and materials for various types of competitive examinations conducted by APPSC, UPSC, Banking services, State services, and PG entrance are made available in this Cell.
A well-equipped Gymnasium complex and major games courts are available in about 19,000 Sq mts of land. The department of physical education has adequate sports material for conducting various games and sports. Multi-Gyms and a Treadmill are provided to develop strength and endurance of student-players. The department has procured permanent assets sports material: parallel bars, horizontal bars, leg thrusts, shoulder thrust, and Treadmill worth of Rs. 2 lakhs sanctioned by the University Grants Commission under XI plan. A four lane track and field is laid for the practice of Athletics. Sound system has been provided in the Gymnasium to conduct youth festivals, tournaments and Seminars.
The institution established a computer centre and is extending computer facility to all faculty and students.Computer training is also offered to the Non-teaching staff for their professional development and to have the administrative work fully computerized with the joint ventures of e-governance society of Government of Puducherry. Full time faculties maintain computers with I3, I5 and I7 processors and their accessories. Faculty members are provided with essential hardware and software facilities in the computer centre to prepare computer aided teaching/learning materials and packages. The time schedules for working of computer centre is flexible for all the staff members so that they can utilize their leisure time in preparing computer aided teaching material of their choice. The college has planned to buy a 15 KVA generator.
V.Student Support and Progression
A Reverse Osmosis Mineral Water Plant was installed in each floor of the academic block to provide safe drinking water to students and staff. The institution has Career Guidance Cell for the benefit to students. The main objective of the cell is to guide the students to face interviews and prepare for the Competitive Examinations. The cell guides and offers suggestions to the students regarding the details of the Entrance Examinations to pursue Higher Education and job opportunities. There is a Grievance Redressal Cell in the College to look after the complaints and their solutions. All the teachers in the college participate in academic and personal counseling regularly with their students. Women faculty of the college was involved in counseling girl sudents. The College has an Alumni Association which came into existence in the year 2009. This association encourages the students to pursue higher studies by awarding cash prizes to the meritorious students who secure 1st and 2nd position in each class in the final examinations every year. Association members actively participate in Annual Day programmes. The college has produced Doctors, Professors, Engineers, Scientists, Lawyers, Teachers, Bank Officers, Chartered Accountants, Politicians, Group I officers and other public servants. Some of the former students are members of the Executive Council and Vikas Mandali. Many teachers presently working in our college are former students of this institution.
Outstanding students, who won the trophies in Inter-collegiate, Inter-University, District and National level tournaments, are given merit certificates, mementoes, sports kits and cash awards. Besides, they are given training by reputed coaches in the physical fitness camps. Each year, the college conducts Intra-mural activities for boys and girls, and the winners and runners are given prizes on the College Day. The college collects feedback from the students for improving the support services. Exit interviews with the outgoing students are held to get feedback as to how far the support services are to be improved.
VI. Governance, Leadership and Management
Various Committees are constituted every year for the effective functioning of the College. The Convener and the members of each committee are nominated by the Principal. The staff council consisting of all the Heads of the Departments is the central organizational unit which meets frequently and takes decisions on the issues concerning the functioning of the college. The meetings of the College Council are held regularly to discuss various issues such as Coverage of syllabus, Conduct of Examinations, Students’ attendance, purchasing books for the Library , schedule of holidays, Students and Staff Grievances and Redressal, Staff service matters, Financial matters, Performance of the students, Participation of students and staff in extension activities etc.
The college has internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism comprising the academic coordinator to act as liaison between the college and the University. The coordinator verifies the academic records, such as students’ Attendance Registers, Academic Schedules, Teaching diaries and conduct of monthly and unit tests. Besides, there are committees to monitor various activities in the college. The Staff Council meets at the end of academic year to assess the past year and to plan for the next academic year.
The college is located in a rural and backward area. In order to impart higher education to the poor people, an affordable fee structure has been introduced by the Government. The administration is making every effort to provide financial assistance for the development of the institution.
VII. Innovations and Best Practices
The College constituted “Internal Quality Assurance Cell” as per the guidelines of NAAC for quality assurance within the existing academic and administrative system. The function of IQAC is to fulfill the suggestions made by the Peer Team during the previous assessment. Keeping in view the suggestions made by the Peer Team, the IQAC monitors the academic, administrative and developmental activities regularly. The IQAC prepares annual plan and monitors the implementation of the master plan for five years. Review meetings are conducted to study the progress of the activities.
With the socio-economic environmental changes in mind, the Institution expanded its Physical and Academic facilities for the inclusive growth of the students during the last few years. The Institution is organizing Remedial coaching classes for academically weaker students belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC Non-creamy layer and minorities. Career Guidance and Counseling are arranged for job opportunities and admissions to higher studies. These activities constitute the Best practices of the Institution. SWOT ANALYSIS OF THE INSTITUTION
1. The College is located in the area of 24,220 Sqmeters of land ie 6.5 acres, healthily in the mid town and free from pollution.
2. The College has well experienced, highly qualified anddedicated faculty members. The former students of the institutions are: scientists, doctors, engineers, academicians, politicians, management members of educational institutions and public/ private servants in various departments. Most of the present faculty members are former students of this institution.
3. The College has well equipped laboratories for all science departmentsincluding Mathematics; and laboratories for English language and Commerce.
4. The College has well established library consisting of 25,000 reference books and text books.
5. There are well developed sprinting grounds.
6. The college has a full pledged Gymnasium with 2 and 1 stationed multi gym.Major Game courts are provided in about 19,000 Sqm of land. A four lane track and field is laid for the practice of athletics.
7. The Institution installed a Reverse Osmosis Water Plant in each floor to provide safe drinking water to the students and staff members.
8. A separate ladies room with all amenities is provided.
9. The College has one NCC wing.
10. The College has one NSS unit.
11. The College has planned to provide a 15 KVA generator to avoid power interruption.
12. The language laboratory will be installed
13. INFLIBNET facility for online bibliographic searches is readily available.
14. Updated Website of our college at NIC management is available.
15. Red Ribbon Club is in operation.
16. RemedialCoaching for SC/ST/OBC Non-creamy layer and minorities.
19. PTAC (participation for travelling academic conferences)fund is released to Fculties, Dr.SRKGovt. Arts Collge,and Yanam.
20. Equal opportunity Center is also functional.
21. All the departments are equipped with teaching aids like LCD projector and Large LCD monitors and interactive & smart board.
22. Allthe departments conduct seminars and workshops periodically.
23. Feed back from students are obtained on curriculum and teacher’s performance.
24. Some minor/ major research projects from respective departments were submitted and waiting for sanctions.
25.Reading room facility for boys and gires is available.
26.40 journals are subscribed and computer facility is provided for e-journals.
27. Central Computer facility for students and staff are available in the computer science department itself.
Government has provided hostel facility for minority community’s students.
28.Separate girl’s waiting room is available
29.Allumini association is active.
30. Colleg calendar is supplied every year.
31.Career Guidance and Counseling cell is available.
32. Study/ Industry tour programs are encouraged.
1. The Government of Puducherry is not recruiting the teaching and non-teaching staff in the plce of retired staff members. As the process is to be initiated by UPSC, New Delhi, there is a long gap in the recruitment procedure.
2. As a large number of students are commuters and depend on transport facility, the students are not able toconcentrate on their studies, and show less interest in extra curricular and co-curricular activities: NSS, NCC, Games and Sports, Literary and Cultural activities.
3. Being educationally backward area and thereby the admission is poor.
1. As the College has a large campus area, there is a wide scope for constructing new buildings for Library, PG Courses, NSS, NCC and recreation for Staff and Students.
2. The College has opportunities to start new restructured courses in UG and PG
1. Recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff in the place of retired members.
2. Motivatingand encouraging the students to participate in Extra and Co-curricular activities.
3. Imparting training in communication and computer skills as most of the students come from rural and backward area.
4. Decisions for improvement and development are to be fulfilled by Government only.
Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects
1.1. Curricular Design and Development.
1. State the Objectives of the institution and the major considerations addressed by them. Intellectual, Academic, Training, Access to the Disadvantaged, Equity, Self Development, Community and National development, Issue of ecology and environment, value orientation, Employment global trends and Demands, etc.
Practice teaching, School Experience/Internship, Work experience/SUPW
2. Specify the various steps in the curricular development processes. Need assessment, development of information database pertaining to the feedback from faculty, students, alumni, employees and academic experts, and formalizing the decisions in statutory academic bodies.
Enclosed the inputs of the departments: Chemistry, Computer Science, Commerce, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, and Zoology
3. How are the global trends in teacher education reflected in the curriculum and existing courses modified to meet the emerging needs?
The existing courses are modified periodically to meet the emerging needs and the latest developments included in the curriculum.
4. How does the Institution ensure that the curriculum bears some thrust on national issues like environment and value education and ICT?
A compulsory paper on Environment Studies has been prescribed for students of all disciplines. All departments in the college are equipped with Wi-Fi, Inflibnet facility and Internet.
5. Does the Institution make use of ICT for curricular planning? If yes give details.
1.2 Academic Flexibility
1. How does the institution attempt to provide experiences to the students so that teaching becomes a reflective practice?
Classroom discussions, seminars, assignments, debates arranged by the departments give sufficient scope to the students for reflection.
2. How does the institution provide for adequate flexibility and scope in the operational curriculum for providing varied learning experiences to the students both in the campus and in the field?
A well designed Library resources and Internet resources with LCD facilities are provided for varied learning experiences to the students both in the campus and also in the field. NSS, NCC and also Sports activities help the students for varied learning experiences.
3. What value added courses have been introduced by the institution during the last
three years?For example:Life skills, community Orientation, social responsibility etc.
4. How does the Institution ensure the inclusion of the following aspects in the curriculum?
i. Inter disciplinary/Multidisciplinary
ii. Multiskill development
iii. Inclusive education
iv. Practice of teaching
v. School experience/internship
vi. Work experience/SUPW
vii. Any other specify and give details
Also list out the programmes/courses where the above aspects have been incorporated.
The above issues are considered while revising or upgrading the syllabus.
1.3. Feedback on Curriculum.
1. How does the Institution encourage, feedback and communication from the students, Alumni, Employers, community, Academic peers and other stake holders with reference to the curriculum?
Various committees and selective meetings organized in the Institution give necessary feedback not only for student community but also the academic stake holders and employees.
2. Is there a mechanism for analysis and use of the outcome from the feedback to review and identify areas for improvement and the changes to be brought in the curriculum? If yes give details on the same.
The suggestions given by the Affiliation Committee of the University help in formulating changes and improvement in the curriculum.
3. What are the contributions of the institution to curriculum development from Member of Board of Studies/ sending timely suggestions, feedback etc?
The senior most faculty in every department is usually on the Board of Studies. The feedback from the students and the staff help him/her contribute to the curriculum development.
1.4. Curriculum Update.
1. Which courses have undergone a major curriculum revision during the last five years? How does this change contribute to quality improvement and student satisfaction? Provide details of only major changes in the content that have been made.
Computer Applications has been included in the syllabus for B.Sc. Maths and B. Com. Courses. The Internal Assessment component has been added in Maths curriculum, while it has been removed from the Foundation English programme.
2. What are the strategies adopted by the institution for curriculum revision and update? Need assessment, student input, feedback from practicing schools etc.?
All the above issues are considered as the strategies for curriculum revision and update. In addition to this, the experience and difficulties faced by the students and teachers are taken into account.
1.5. Best Practices in curricular Aspects.
1. What are the quality sustenance and the quality enhancement measures undertaken by the Institution during the last five years in curricular aspects?
Providing modern equipments to the departments and laboratories, such as computers, laptop, LCD, and microphotography and bar coding facilities in the Library have contributed to quality enhancement.
2. What innovations/ best practices in curricular aspects have been planned/implemented by the institution?
Interdisciplinary syllabi such as allied maths for Chemistry, Physics and computer science students; computer programming & Numerical maths etc. for Maths and Physics students; Chemistry for Zoology students, Environmental Science for all the students are the practices in our college in addition to visual and interative teaching, experimental work in the institution.
Additional Information to be provided by Institution opting for Reaccreditation/ Reassessment
What are the main evaluative observations/suggestions made in the first assess report with reference to curricular aspects and how they have been acted upon?
Most of the suggestions made in the first assess report were implemented by our college and others are in various stages of implementation.
What are the major quality sustenance and and development measures undertaken by the institution since the previous assessment and accreditation?
Additional buildings, filling up of many vacancies with regular hands, Internet connectivity to all departments may be mentioned.
CRITERION II: TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION
2.1 Student Enrollment and Profile
2.1.1 2.1.1How does the college ensure publicity and transparency in the admission process?
As per Govt of Puducherry admission norms, the rules and regulations applicable to the Pondicherry University, only Pondicherry Residents are eligible to be admitted. In case of non-availability of residents, non-residents are also admitted in open merit. General, OBC, MBC, SC are filled based on resident quota applicable to Pondicherry State.
Explain in detail the criteria adopted and process of admission (Ex. (i) merit (ii) common admission test conducted by state agencies and national agencies (iii) combination of merit and entrance test or merit, entrance test and interview (iv) any other) to various programmes of the Institution.
Admission is given based on the student’s marks in the 12th Standard examinations and his/her choice of course.
Is there a mechanism in the institution to review the admission process and student profiles annually? If ‘yes’ what is the outcome of such an effort and how has it contributed to the improvement of the process?
The system allows candidates seeking admission to apply for more than one course of study. The advantage of this is that those who could not get admission in the course of their first choice, can get their second choice courses. They are allowed to switch over to the course of their interest when there is a vacancy in the course. This switching over is possible only till the admission process is still on.
2.1.5 Reflecting on the strategies adopted to increase/improve access for following categories of students, enumerate on how the admission policy of the institution and its student profiles demonstrate/reflect the National commitment to diversity and inclusion?
Economically weaker sections
Provide the following details for various programmes offered by the institution during the last four years and comment on the trends. i.e. reasons for increase / decrease and actions initiated for improvement.
2.2.1How does the institution cater to the needs of differently- abled students and ensure adherence to government policies in this regard?
Separate vertical and horizontal allocation is provided
2.2.2 Does the institution assess the students’ needs in terms of knowledge and skills before the commencement of the programme? If ‘yes’, give details on the process
Students with special needs are identified by the faculty in the beginning of the course, and attention given to them.
What are the strategies adopted by the institution to bridge the knowledge gap of the enrolled students (Bridge/Remedial/ Add-on/Enrichment Courses, etc.) to enable them to cope with the programme of their choice?
Remedial classes are being arranged
How does the college sensitize its staff and students on issues such as gender, inclusion, environment etc.?
The staff are constantly reminded of their responsibility by the Principal and the peers in such matters. Students are sensitized by teachers and Lady teachers.
2.2.5How does the institution identify and respond to special educational/learning needs of advanced learners?
How does the institute collect, analyze and use the data and information on the academic performance (through the programme duration) of the students at risk of drop out (students from the disadvantaged sections of society, physically challenged, slow learners, economically weaker sections etc. who may discontinue their studies if some sort of support is not provided)?
Through personal counseling of the such students and their parents. All UGC merged schemes adopted to compensate the poverty of the students and to go ahead with their academic careers.
2.3 Teaching-Learning Process
2.3.1 How does the college plan and organize the teaching, learning and evaluationschedules?(Academic calendar,teaching plan, evaluation blue print, etc.)
By conducting periodical Examinations, assignments, Seminars and Interdisciplinary discussions.
2.3.2. How does IQAC contribute to improve the teaching–learning process?
IQAC helps in building and ensuring a quality education and culture at the Institution. It also helps in planning, guiding and monitoring quality assurance and quality enhancement activities of the college. Further it analyses and systematizes the effort and measures of the institution towards academic excellence.
ICT is facilitated under IQAC with the help of UGC and Government of Puducherry How is learning made more student-centric? Give details on the support structures and systems available for teachers to develop skills like interactive learning, collaborative learning and independent learning among the students?
Internet facility along with visual aids/teaching along with smart class is highly useful for all the above learning skills and understanding the subjects.
2.3.4 How does the institution nurture critical thinking, creativity and scientific temper among the students to transform them into life-long learners and innovators?
Interactive teaching and Interacting with the students along with assignments and seminars
2.3.5 What are the technologies and facilities available and used by the faculty foreffective teaching?
Eg:Virtual laboratories, e-learning-resources from National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning(NPTEL) and National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT), open educational resources etc.
Besides above factor college has internet facility, smart class facility, Inflibnet connectivity and U-tube programmes for understanding the subject.
2.3.6 How are the students and faculty exposed to advanced level of knowledge and skills (blended learning, expert lectures, seminars, workshop setc.)?
Periodical Invited lectures from the subject experts, Seminars and demonstrative classes are conducted in the campus.
2.3.7 Detail (process and the number of students \benefitted)on the academic, personaland psycho-social support and guidance services (professionalcounseling /mentoring/ academic advise) provided to students?