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Admission processes

  • Admission on merit and community quota basis as per Tamil Nadu Govt. admission rules
  • Admission assemblies for parents and students for guidance and orientation
  • Highlighting information for higher studies and jobs

 

Curricular Aspects

Curricular Design and Development

  • The college being non-autonomous adheres to syllabus prescribed by the University of Madras. However, topics beyond syllabus based on current trends are being taught to students
  • Guest lectures are conducted on various current academic & general topics by external experts.

Academic flexibility

  • Interdisciplinary /value added/career oriented courses by various departments
  • Advantage of choosing specialization/electives

Feedback on curriculum

  • Feedback from all stakeholders

Curriculum update

  • Incorporation of suggestions from the feedback and reporting to the respective Board of Studies of University of Madras
  • Involvement of all staff members for choosing topics beyond syllabus
  • Conduct of objective type test on Retail Marketing and Basics of Insurance through system for I year Commerce students within and beyond prescribed syllabus.
  • Conduct of 11 Interdisciplinary programmes viz.,
    • An Introduction to Business Law
    • Basics of Computer
    • Basics of Electrical, Electronics and Physics
    • Business & General Communication
    • Basics of Economics
    • Fundamentals of Filmmaking
    • Application in Marketing
    • Personal Investment
    • Quantitative Aptitude
    • SPSS Package
    • Know your Income Tax
  • Value-added courses to enhance personal and professional skills viz.,  Personality Enrichment Programmes, Goods and Services Tax and Big Data

Teaching, Learning & Evaluation

Teaching –Learning Process

  • Learner –centered activities like participative learning, interactive sessions, student seminars, case studies, project work, assignments, problem solving exercises, practicals/field work,  use of audio-visual teaching aids
  • Conduct of mock programmes such as Mock Parliament, Mock Annual General Meeting etc.
  • Teacher diary with teaching programme schedule (syllabus plan), syllabus completion, tests, seminars quiz etc. and snippets (general valuable information) on daily basis
  • Conduct of UGC NET classes and SPSS classes
  • Augmenting of teaching / learning through the e-resources available in the library

Teacher Quality

  • Teacher quality is maintained through orientation sessions and taking annual feedback from students
  • Promotes the growth of the teaching staff by organizing  Faculty Development Programmes
  • Faculty is encouraged to organize and attend international/national/state/regional level seminars/workshops

Catering to Diverse Needs

  • Regular Tutorials
  • Creative and innovative strategies to cater to advance / slow learners

Any other Quality Initiative the Institution Practices

  • Promoting students internship and Industrial Visits
  • Guiding students to present papers at inter-collegiate seminars
  • Encouraging prospective rank holders by deputing them to workshops, summits etc. conducted by external educational, commerce & IT agencies.

 

Development of Infrastructure and Learning Resources

 Physical facilities for learning:

  • Library
  • Computer Labs
  • Electronics & Physics Labs
  • Visual Communication Lab and studios
  • Language Lab
  • Commerce Lab
  • Knowledge Centre
  • Seminar Halls

Maintenance of Infrastructure:

  • Feedback regarding infrastructural facilities is regularly obtained from the users on the campus, which is useful to bring about changes
  • The maintenance and services of laboratories, equipment and other facilities have been rendered through annual contracts and on need basis
  • A system is placed for maintenance and repairs of equipment and infrastructure on a routine basis

Library as learning resource:

  • Well stocked volumes and Journals
  • Fully automated
  • MOU with DELNET
  • MOU with UGC Inflibnet
  • Spacious Reading Room
  • Membership with American Library, British Council Library and Madras University Library
  • Exclusive Research Wing with systems and collection of thesis books

ICT as learning resources:

  • I.T. facility in collaboration with ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu
  • Microsoft Imagine Academy Programme
  • Website updation on a regular basis
  • Internet facility for all users in the campus
  • Multi media and audio-visual aids optimally used
  • Training rendered to the staff and students through computer literacy drive
  • Special Programmes conducted on Cloud Computing and Big Data
  • Sharing of expertise from valuable resource persons through Video Conferencing

Other facilities:

  • Adequate facilities and amenities are rendered for effective teaching learning process
  • Under the aegis of EDP Cell, several practical workshops are conducted in association with Khadi and Village Industries Commissions (KVIC). An exclusive EDP Counter has been established. Under the aegis En act us, several projects are designed for all India competition.

 

Student Support & Progression

The college provides adequate students welfare measures to all students. The assistance rendered contributes towards the holistic development of students.

Student progression:

  • Finishing School Programmes / extra –curricular activities / certificate courses by SIMCA (Seethamma Institution of Management and Computer Applications) contribute richly towards leadership qualities, life skills and confidence building activities.
  • Career guidance and information cell headed by a full time co-ordinator who assists the students in the areas of higher studies and employment
  • Field visit survey augments progress to research activities

Students support:

  • Govt. & Management scholarships
  • Mid-day  Nutritious meal/Medical aid (campus clinic)
  • Students grievance redressal cell/Ragging Redressal Cell/Counselling cell
  • Campus recruitment by exclusive placement cell

Students activities:

  • Participation in and organization of diverse competitive activities both at the intra and intercollegiate levels to promote students development
  • Commendable performance in sports field at institution / university levels winning accolades for the college

Quality initiative the institution practices:

  • Sponsoring/supporting students to attend the national/international programmes
  • Deputing students and staff for industry & institution interactive sessions conducted by various Chambers of Commerce
  • Ensuring maximum participation of students of different streams giving them an opportunity to develop their organizational skills
  • HIKE (Hindu college Intellectual Knowledge Enhancement) to train our students to participate in inter-collegiate and other competitions

The college plays a major role in creating a conducive atmosphere for the overall growth of students be it in helping them financially/emotionally/academically. The various activities prepare the students to face the challenges and competition of the outside world.

 

Governance and Leadership

The Institution has certain best practices which are unique and include all stakeholders

Institutional vision and leadership:

  • Annual planning for the development of staff
  • Faculty Development Programme for teaching staff and workshop for non-teaching staff for their updation
  • Management provides funds for effective functioning of extension activities viz., NCC, NSS, YRC, Rotaract, Gender Cell, En act us, Sports and Games

Organizational arrangement

  • Annual dry run inspection by the IQAC to assess and evaluate performance of the individuals, the departments and the institution as a whole
  • Academic audit ensure quality conduct of academic & other activities of the departments and office
  • Student air their grievances at the redressal cell for prompt action

Human resource management

  • Vacancies are filled on a regular basis with the initiative and interest taken up by the management
  • Orientation and induction programmes are conducted for new recruits and new entrants of the college
  • Staff enrichment programmes are conducted for the growth and development of faculty

Financial management and resource mobilization

  • Budget allocation and optimum utilization of finances
  • Internal and external audit conducted on a regular basis
  • Mobilization of resources from various funding agencies/alumni/benefactors

Any other quality initiative the institution practices

  • Under the aegis of College Social Responsibility (CSR), Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Pattabiram a neighbouring school has been adopted. Students handle classes for higher secondary students apart from providing several facilities
  • Outreach programmes such as Digital Literacy Programmes, entrepreneurship development programmes, Community Awareness Programmes etc. are conducted for nearby communities under the supervision of Youth Resource Centre (in association with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur)
  • Enrolled membership with Andhra Chamber of Commerce, Hindustan Chamber of Commerce, Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry, ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu and Microsoft for Industry-Institution Interaction
  • Scholarship to meritorious and economically poor students at the discretion of Management
  • Cash incentives for university rank holders
  • Sports kit to meritorious sports persons
  • Prizes and certificates for staff and students

For Staff

  1. Reimbursement of  Education and Medical Expenditure annually
  2. Incentives and certificates for producing  100 % result in subjects
  3. Incentives for conducting Inter-disciplinary classes
  4. Reimbursement of Registration fee upto Rs.1000/- per staff members for presenting papers in National / International Conferences

For Students

Prizes and certificates

  1. For Individual Centums
  2. For 100% attendance
  3. For Class Toppers
  4. For Class Toppers
  5. For outstanding performance at Dept. level & Extension activities
  • Recruitment of alumni as staff
  • Regular parent-teacher programmes
  • Leadership training
  • Conduct of General Interactive sessions at Knowledge Centre
  • Conduct of practical classes and group discussions at Commerce Lab

All the stakeholders and components of the institution come under internal or external evaluation, review and audit. Enlightened management corrective measures are subsequently taken up, and checks and balances are built into the system itself.

The college takes initiative in promoting cordial relationship conducive work environment and research culture, sense of belonging, quality performance and accountability in all its endeavours.

 

 Other Initiatives

  • Introduction of PG and research programmes
  • Encouragement of research culture by way of conducting workshops and interactive sessions by the Centre for Research and Development
  • Conduct of  Educational Conclaves in association with Andhra Chamber of Commerce
  • Practical training through industrial/field visits
  • Promotion of environment, greenery and water conservation awareness and social issues through Nature Club,   Blue Syndicate  and NSS
  • Village Adoption – Rangapuram Village near Poondi Reservoir
  • School Adoption – Govt. Hr. Sec. School. Pattabiram

The college has the satisfaction of churning out graduates and postgraduates who while gaining academic knowledge learn to be socially conscious, professionally competent and spiritually rooted. Education, after all, is not the mere filling of a pail, but kindling the fire of excellence in the pursuer.