Ph: 04639 – 242232, Direct Tele fax: 04639 - 245247
Dr. V. Gopalakrishnan M. Com., B. Ed., Ph. D.,
National Assessment and Accreditation Council,
P.O. Box No. 1075, Nagarbhavi,
Bangalore – 560 072
Sub: Submission of Reaccreditation Report (RAR) to NAAC - reg.
I am happy to present the Self Study Report (Reaccreditation Report) of our college for the third cycle of accreditation by NAAC.
I request your goodself to kindly arrange for the peer-team visit to our college
Aditanar College of Arts and Science was established in the year 1965 by Sri. Si. Pa. Aditanar, M.A., Bar-at-law, at Virapandianpatnam, Tiruchendur.Sri. Si. Pa. Aditanar was a renowned journalist and a philanthropist. He held the office of the Speaker of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly and then the Minister for Co-operation in the Government of Tamil Nadu. His illustrious son Padmashree Dr. B. Sivanthi Adityan, was the Founder President of the College. He wasthe Chairman of Aditanar Educational Institution that runs six other sister institutions. He was a former President of Indian Olympic Association.
Dr. B. Sivanthi Adityan was a well known industrialist, an eminent educationist and an unassuming philanthropist. He had been conferred with honorary doctorates by FiveUniversities namely Madurai Kamaraj University, Annamalai University, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, University of Madras and Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University in recognition of his contribution to education, sports and culture. He had the lofty ideal of spreading higher education to the rural masses of this backward area.
Now, Dr. B. Sivanthi Adityan’s Son Thiru. S. Balasubramania Adityan has succeeded his fatheras the President of the college.
Our college is affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. The college has been recognized by UGC under section 2(f) and 12(b). It offers Ten Under Graduate courses, Five Post Graduate Courses, five M.Phil. courses and four research programmes besides two diploma courses and three certificate courses. It has four Research Centres.
In the year 2009, the college was assessed and re-accredited by NAAC. The experience underwent from the assessment, the interaction with the peer team and its report gave us an impetus to diversify our activities. NAAC has been a guiding force for the present and future programmes, functions and activities. As per the suggestions of the peer team, the college has taken steps to enhance the quality of higher education.
Under Graduate course in Commerce with Computer Application, Post Graduate course in Zoology and M.Phil., coursein Zoology were started in the past five years. TheDepartment of English was upgraded as a Research Centre.
Our Library is fully automated. Two career oriented courses were introduced with grants from UGC. The college follows the curriculum of ManonmaniamSundaranarUniversity, Tirunelveli. Addressing the concerns on environment, “Environmental Studies” was introduced as a compulsory subject for all the U.G. students. Normally the curriculum is revised once in three years taking into consideration the emerging new trends in the field.
‘Choice Based Credit System’ has been introduced in the college as per the direction of the Manonmaniam Sundarnar University, Tirunelveli. Regarding the admission of students, the Government norms are followed maintaining complete transparency. Counseling system is also adopted for admission process. The recruitment of teachers is made on merit basis. Student services are taken care of systematically.Grievances related to examinations, issue of certificates and testimonials, employment verifications are attended to with utmost seriousness.
A Language Laboratory caters to the needs of the students for developing their communication skills. The college has constructed an Indoor Auditorium, toilets for differently-abledstudents and a restroom for women. Further, it has extended space for housing ‘Community Radio’ and sports activities. There is a UGC Network Resource Center which supports internet facility to the faculty members and research scholars.Four major projects and six minor research projects from UGC and DST are in progress now.
The college is operating ‘Sivanthi Community Radio’ (with a frequency of 90.4 MHz) with license from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, New Delhi.
Our management has a sister institution, ‘Sivanthi Academy’.The Sivanthi Academy conducts various guidance courses for competitive examinations with our teachers as Resource Persons and Course Directors. The college has four NSS units, two NCC units (Army and Naval Wings), Youth Red Cross, Road Safety Patrol and a Red Ribbon Club. OneNSS officer and two NSS units have received University level Best performance awards. Our NCC students have attended Republic Day Parade in New Delhi and participated in national integration camps. The college is interested in promoting sports and games and the management liberally gives funds for sports activities.
“Earn while you learn” scheme is adopted through part time student employment. Every year the blood group of first year UG students are identified. The “Blood Donors’ Club” has been doing yeoman service to the community by donating blood on ‘emergency response basis’.
The UGC-PG computer education programme is institutionalized with need based syllabi. The college gets University ranks every year. A student advisory system is functioning in the college. The advisor is in charge of a class and he maintains close contact with the students and their parents. He looks after the welfare of his wards in academic and personal matters throughout the course. The service is extended even after the completion of the course.
The college committee issues policy direction to the college. Various committees have been constituted for curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular activities. The IQAC also plays a role in quality assurance. The advisors with the help of the Students’ Redressal Cell settle the grievances of the students, if any. The Women’s Welfare Committee takes care of the women related activities. A conducive learning atmosphere prevails in the college.
The college has opted for subjecting itself for re-accreditation. A Committee is formed with the leadership of the Coordinator of IQAC to prepare the NAAC Re - accreditation Report. The RAR is prepared on the basis of the AQARs and other documented information. The report is submitted to NAAC and the college awaits the visit of the peer team.
SWOC ANALYSIS OF THE INSTITUTION
A faculty with a single minded devotion and dedication to the cause of teaching and the welfare of students.
Existence of a sports culture focusing on developing students into great sportsmen.
A magnanimous Management which gives complete freedom to the teachers to work independently and creatively.
More number of seminars/ workshops conducted through UGC funds and Management funds.
Creation of awareness about competitive examination by conducting coaching classes for competitive examinations.
Communication skills of the students are not very encouraging.
As most of the students are first generation rural learners, it becomes very difficult to train them to develop their soft skills.
Very difficult to avoid absentees in the classes.
Availability of sponsoring agencies like UGC, DST and NAAC, which motivate the teachers to apply for grants to conduct seminars and also apply for major and minor projects.
UGC grants for conducting NET coaching classes and competitive examinations, helps the teachers to focus on training the students.
Adequate recognition and rewards to the students for their activities in curricular and co-curricular activities.
Enrichment of subject knowledge by organizing more seminars / workshops.
Inability to start Aided Courses both at the UG and PG level.
Inability to get motivated students because of the plethora of Engineering Colleges.
Lack of interest in higher education and career advancement due to rural background.
Establishment of new self-financing Arts and Science Colleges in and around Tiruchendur.
8. Does the affiliating University Act provide for conferment of autonomy (as recognized by the UGC), on its affiliated colleges?
If yes, has the college applied for autonomy?
9. Is the college recognized
a) by UGC as a College with Potential for Excellence (CPE)?
If yes, date of recognition: …………………… (dd/mm/yyyy)
b) for its performance by any other governmental agency?If yes, has the college
applied for autonomy?
If yes, Name of the agency …………………… and
Date of recognition: …………………… (dd/mm/yyyy)
10. Location of the Campus and area in sq.mts:
Campus area in sq.mts
3,48,677 sq.mts (86.16 Acres)
Built up area in sq.mts
11. Facilities available on the campus (Tick the available facility and provide numbers or other details at appropriate places) or in case the institute has an agreement with other agencies in using any of the listed facilities provide information on the facilities covered under the agreement.
Auditorium/seminar complex with infrastructural facilities
Multi purpose flood light stadium for playing Volleyball, Tennis, Ball badminton and Kabaddi is also available.
No.of fields / Courts
Foot Ball Field
Ball Badminton Court
Basket Ball Court (cement)
Badminton Court (floored)
400 Meters Cinder Track (8 Lane Standard Size)
No.of fields / Courts
Physical Fitness and Weight Training
We hava a Physical Fitness Centre with the necessary equipments like 16 station Gym and Weight Training set.
Safe drinking water, recreation and sports facilities, reading room, audio visual equipments, etc. are available.
Our College does not have separate hostel facilities for girls. However, our PG girls are accommodated in the PG Hostel available in Govindammal Aditanar College for Women (our Sister Institution), Tiruchendur.
i. Number of hostels
ii. Number of inmates
iii. Facilities (mention available facilities)
Safe drinking water, recreation and sports facilities, reading room, audio
visual equipments, internet, etc. are available
Working womens hostel:
i. Number of inmates
ii. Facilities (mention available facilities)
Residential facilities for teaching and non-teaching staff (give numbers available — cadre wise):