Academic and Curriculum Enrichment

The curriculum framework is designed to nurture the creative minds through blended learning methods and contribute to the innovative applications and extension of knowledge. Curriculum enrichment encourages the students towards attributes of reasoning, contemplation, discussion, acquiring wisdom and develops an urge for continuous academic progression. All disciplines are grouped under the various centres for holistic development with well qualified, experienced, dedicated teaching fraternity to enhance growth.

 

COURSES OFFERED

Life Sciences : UG : B.Sc. Microbiology

                                    B.Sc. Biotechnology

                           PG : M.Sc. Biotechnology

Mathematical & Information Tech : UG : B.Sc. Mathematics

                                                                           B.Sc. Electronics & Communication Science

                                                                            B.Sc., Computer Science

                                                                             B.C.A ( SHIFT 1 AND 2)

                                                                    PG : M.Sc., Information Technology

Business Studies : UG : B.Com., (General)

                                            B.Com., Corporate Secretaryship

                                            B.Com., Accounting & Finance ( SHIFT 2)

                                            B.B.A.

                                   PG : M.Com., Bank Management

Arts                                    B.A., English Literature

Media Studies                  B.Sc., Visual Communication

 

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE:

The framework comprises of Academic Board of Studies based on syllabus framed by University of Madras. The structure comprises of the Director, Academics and Heads of various Departments as members to check the change in syllabus then and there.  Parallel to ABOS , a centre for curriculum enrichment and career guidance has been added which includes a Director and ACE committee members for enhancing and upgrading the syllabus with updated information and easy understanding through teaching and learning mechanism.

The University of Madras has introduced the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) from the academic year 2008-09. Following are the details of CBCS.

 

  1. Each academic year shall be divided into two semesters, and the entire course of three years consists of 6 semesters
  2. A candidate shall be eligible for the award of the Degree only if he/she has undergone the prescribed course of study in a College affiliated to the University for a period of not less than three academic years, passed the examinations of all the six semesters prescribed earning 140 credits and also fulfilled the such conditions as have been prescribed thereof.
  3. The UG degree programme under CBCS system consists of 5 parts.

 

PART – I Tamil or Other Languages.

PART – II English

PART – III CORE Subjects, ALLIED Subjects and PROJECT / ELECTIVE with three courses.

PART – IV 1. (a) Those who have not studied Tamil upto XII Std, and taken a non-Tamil language  

                          under Part-I shall take Tamil comprising of two courses (level will be at 6th standard)

(b) Those who have studied Tamil upto XII Std, and have taken a non-Tamil language

     under Part-I  shall take Advanced Tamil comprising of two courses.

(c) Others who do not come under (a) and (b) can choose Non-Major Elective comprising
                   of two courses.

  1. Skill based subjects (Elective) (Soft Skills)
  2. Environmental Studies
  3. Value Education

 

PART – V EXTENSION ACTIVITIES.

  1. A candidate shall be awarded a maximum of 1 credit for Extension Service
  2. All the students have to enroll for NSS/NCC/NSO (Sports & Games)/Rotaract/Youth Red Cross/Nature Club or any other service organizations in the college and shall have to put in compulsory minimum attendance of 40 hours which shall be duly certified by the principal of the college before 31st March in a year. If a student LACKS 40 HOURS ATTENDANCE in the first year, he/she will have to compensate the same during the subsequent years.
  3. Students who complete minimum attendance of 40 hours in one year will get HALF CREDIT and those who complete attendance of 80 or more hours in two years will get ONE CREDIT.
  4. Literacy and Population Education Field Work shall be compulsory components in the above extension service activities.

 

  1. Passing Minimum : a) Internal Assessment Marks-25. Details are given below:

THEORY PAPERS : INTERNAL MARKS 25 :

Best of 2 tests out of 3 – 10 Marks

Attendance – 5 Marks

Assignment – 5 Marks

Seminars / Others – 5 Marks

 

PRACTICAL : INTERNAL MARKS 40 :

Attendance – 5 Marks

Practical Test best of 2 out of 3 – 30 Marks

Record – 5 Marks

 

PROJECT :Internal Marks best of 2 out of 3

Presentations – 20 Marks

Viva – 20 Marks

Project Report – 60 Marks

 

  1. b) For External Examination, passing minimum shall be 40% (Forty Percent of maximum marks prescribed for the Paper/Practical/Project and viva-voce).
  2. c) In the aggregate (External+Internal) the passing minimum shall be 40%.
  3. d) He/she shall be declared to have passed the whole examination, if he/she passes in all the papers and practicals wherever prescribed, as per the scheme of examinations by earning 140 credits in Parts-I, II, III, IV & V.

He/she shall also fulfill the extension activities prescribed earning a minimum of 1 credit to qualify for the Degree.

The College Academics and Curriculum Enrichment focuses on outcome based student centric learning. The Teaching and Learning Mechanism comprises of personalised learning, Experiential learning and project based learning.  

To enhance the conceptual understanding and application skills each subject has a practical workbook with exercises developed by the respective faculty. It’s a unique learning environment for the students where blended learning is effectively followed for better and simplified understanding of the subject.

The ADCE committee aims to bring academic flexibility in a non- autonomous environment.

The function of ADCE includes:

  1. Preparation of skilled based workbooks
    • Simplify the learning process
    • Equipping the student to acquire in-depth knowledge of the subject
    • Giving the student an impetus to go beyond syllabus
  2. Monitoring the outcome of learning process

To periodically update the learning materials and develop innovative teaching techniques.

Vocational Training is a vital tool that helps the students to gain knowledge and also equip them with a set of skills that will lead them to a satisfying career path.

The training, basically non-academic makes every student extend their areas of expertise and gain a range of portable skills which will enable each one of them to reap benefits.

Vocational training offered for the first years are

  • Tailoring and Embroidery
  • Baking and Confectionary
  • Beautician
  • Home electronics

The Value Added Courses ( VAC) , offered both on campus and off campus, are structured in association with training institutes or organisations to equip the students with the latest technology during their II year of study pertaining to their chosen field.VAC is offered as a short term certificate course conducted regularly for the students with the aim of bridging the skill gap and making entry level talent readily deployable. The courses offer changes according to the changing needs of the industry.

The various courses offered

  • Web designing ( Softech Resources Pvt Ltd)
  • Advanced Excel Script Writing ( V.I.I. Institute, Chennai)
  • Fundamentals of Capital Market ( FinMark, SEBI)
  • Excel Expert ( Institute of Computer Accountant)
  • Clinical lab Technology ( CREST Lab)
  • DMLT ( Self-supporting) – Bharat Sewak Samaj, sponsored by GOI.

Value Education is a multi-dimensional endeavour to help the students develop the ability to make proper decisions when faced with complex decision making situations about issues involving valuesThis life skills development course aims to inculcate a balance in their personality augmented with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth. It also focuses on the spirit of patriotism and national integration to make them responsible citizens of the nation.

Areas covered under Value Education:

  • Human Values
  • Ethical Principles in Life and Career
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Awareness on the Importance of National Days & Patriotism
  • Spiritual Learning